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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

Bevalene Hickman McClain

April 24, 1933September 2, 2019

Bevalene “Bev” McClain went to be with the Lord our Savior on Monday, September 2, 2019.

“Bev” was the daughter of the late George & Delphia (Hite) Hickman. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Bev was a graduate of Fall Branch High School. She was a member of New Grace Baptist Church in Bristol, TN. She spent over 30 years as a loyal employee at Park’s Belk Department Store and later Belk department Store. “Bev” was always loving and full of hospitality; quick to offer you a cup of piping hot coffee and a cookie.

In addition to her parents, “Bev” was preceded in death by her son, Jack McClain; and husband, Reverend Haskel McClain.

“Bev” is survived by her son, Phillip McClain & wife Glenna; daughter-in-law, Anita McClain; sisters, Doris Whitaker and Janis Hobbs; sister-in-law, Lena Mae Hickman; grandsons, Jonathan & wife Lisa, Mitchell and Nick; granddaughters, Kasee and Paige McClain; great-grandchildren, Mollee and Maddox McClain; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday (September 5, 2019) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Grace Baptist Church (3055 W State St. Bristol, TN 37620). Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with her son, Phillip McClain and Reverend Rodney Fields assisting.

“Bev” will be entombed on Friday (September 6, 2019) at 10 a.m. in Mausoleum II at East Lawn Memorial Park with Revered Sam Haynes officiating. Grandson and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to New Grace Baptist Church (3055 W State St. Bristol, TN 37620).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Brookdale Bristol staff, Caris Hospice Bristol, Dr. David Astin & staff, and many special friends for the kind and loving care that was given to “Bev”.

Online condolences may be made to the McClain family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the McClain family.

  • FAMILY

  • Phillip McClain and wife Glenna, Son
  • Anita McClain, Daughter-in-law
  • Doris Whitaker and Janis Hobbs, Sisters
  • Lena Mae Hickman, Sister-in-law
  • Jonathan and wife Lisa, Mitchell and Nick, Grandsons
  • Kasee and Paige McClain, Granddaughters
  • Mollee and Maddox McClain, Great-grandchildren
  • several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends, Family
  • George and Delphia (Hite) Hickman, Parents- Deceased
  • Jack McClain, Son- Deceased
  • Rev. Haskel McClain, Husband- Deceased

Services

  • Vistiation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 6, 2019

Memories

Bevalene Hickman McClain

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Carolyn Farmer Weatherly

September 6, 2019

Phillip, You probably don't remember me but I remember you as a child when your family lived in an apartment in my folks (Mildred & Andrew Farmer) home near Portsmouth, Virginia. Mama was childhood friends with your grandmother, Charmie. You were just a little guy and Jackie even younger. I was just a teenager at the time. I remember you and Jackie playing and tussling around in the house and yard. I'm so sorry that you have lost so many close family members and pray that you will be comforted by those who love you. Proud of you and pleased that you are also officiating at the memorial service - best wishes. Carolyn Farmer Weatherly

Robin Wade

September 4, 2019

Phil, Glenna, Jon and Paige,

I am sorry for your loss. I came to know Bev while working at Park's Belk, she came on strong but once you got to know her you knew you had a friend. At Brookdale, I enjoyed out conversations, her wit and humor. Celebrate her memory, her love, lessons and guidance will never leave you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY