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First Presbyterian Church
Saturday June 25th, 2022

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First Presbyterian Church
Saturday June 25th, 2022

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Veda Rose Hensley Dossett

Veda Rose Hensley Dossett passed away on November 27, 2021 in Kingsport, Tennessee. Veda was born on January 15th and is predeceased by her husband, Thomas Dossett, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GS Hensley of Bristol, Tennessee, as well as her brothers Cecil Hensley and Grady Hensley, and son-in-law, Sam Preston.

She is survived by her daughters, Veda Dossett Puglia of Chapel Hill, NC and Caroline Dossett Preston of Roswell, GA.; and two grandchildren, Nicholas Thomas Puglia and Amelia Hope Preston.

Veda graduated from Virginia Intermont College, attended Stetson University and graduated from East Tennessee State. It was at ETSU that her future would be decided. She signed up for a business law course that was being taught by a young professor named Thomas Dossett and the rest as they say is history. She and Tom spent time in Augsburg, Germany while he served in the army. It was during this time the two developed a love for antiques and a shared joy in finding them. This passion lasted throughout both their lives.

On return from Germany, Tom and Veda settled in Kingsport, where she raised her two daughters. She was active in the Junior league and was a volunteer for the symphony. Veda opened her business, Caroline’s in the 90's and continued to run it until recently. She took her love of antiques, beautiful things and well-made clothes and turned 134 West Center Street into something Kingsport had never seen before. Anyone who entered her store will tell you it was a unique experience made all the better because of the warm and gracious proprietor. She was kind to everyone and will be remembered for her generous spirit and caring nature.

It was Veda's wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, Kingsport, for family and friends with Dr. William M. Shelton officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

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Caroline. This is George Webb in Rogersville. You called me some time back to look at documents your mother had. I was sorry to learn of her passing recently and won't be able to attend the memorial service (vacation). Do you have any additional papers, etc. that I would be interested in. Thank you for your time, and accept my condolences for your family. George Webb (423.931.4445) P. O. Box 637 Rogersville 37857

george e. webb, jr. Jun 21 2022 10:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Veda Hensley Dossett

Ellen Munsey Hogan Jun 21 2022 4:10 AM

Veda Rose was as beautiful inside as she was out. Her smile and her wonderful sense of humor could light up a room. She was a lady of exceptional style and grace.
Rest in peace Aunt Veda. I miss you.

Liz Hensley Burford Jun 20 2022 1:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Veda Hensley Dossett

John Slaughter Jun 4 2022 10:27 PM

Dear Veda & Caroline, Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to you and your children. Your Mother was a very special lady and will be sorely missed by all. Love, Janet & Locke Carter

Janet & Locke Carter Dec 3 2021 11:46 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of julie killian. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Veda Rose Hensley Dossett.

julie killian Dec 1 2021 11:43 PM

My condolences on the passing of your sweet mom! She was a lovely person inside and out! I've lost touch with the family over the years but always held your family in highest regards! May you find comfort knowing that she is reunited with her precious Tom! My Hoover really loved Tom and Veda!

Gwen Hobbs Nov 30 2021 9:03 AM

I never had the opportunity to meet your Mother - but I know she was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to you. I am so happy that you were there only a couple of weeks before just to vist - I know (because I was part of the conversations) that you both had a great time. I have spoken to your Father and heard through our conversations - your Mother - YOU are blessed. They will always be with you. . . xoxoxox

Cat Mahin Nov 29 2021 7:48 PM

Dear Veda and Caroline,
I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother.
Both she and your father were always very kind and gracious.
Love to you and your families as you grieve for your Mother and Father, as well.
Their love for you both will be with you always!
Sincerely, Sharon Gibson Daniel

Sharon Gibson Daniel Nov 28 2021 11:46 PM

My heart breaks thinking about this world without Veda's huge smile, sparkling eyes , and great laugh. My childhood and adulthood has been so positively impacted by Veda and Tom, Daughter Veda & Caroline. As neighbors, I loved every minute of time with all the Dossetts, and feel so blessed to have been in their circle. My love & prayers go out to Veda Jo ( our Brookshire family name for daughter Veda!) , and Caroline. You both have such a special place in my heart and I am so sad for your loss, and for the passing of such a beautiful woman and friend. Gale Brookshire

Gale Montgomery Nov 28 2021 6:40 PM

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