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“To all of the family: Carl knew Mary Etta & Doug In elementary school & I knew them both in high school. So sorry for Mary Etta's illness and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Alma Jean & Carl Pennington - VA

“I have lots of memory but the that I will share is she was just A small child when Dee I stared dating & was 9 years old when we got Married. She...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Erma Blevins - Chilhowie, VA

“I was very sad to learn of Mary Etta's passing. She was one of my childhood friends. I will always remember her sweet smile and wonderful...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ronna York - Bristol, VA

“Dear family, I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing, but I also know she is no loner suffering. May all your memories comfort you during this time...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Lenora (Newman) Brown - Chilhowie, VA

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Etta, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Hope the happy memories that you share...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Philip Eller - Chilhowie, VA

“I'm so sorry for your loss of your mother I worked with your mom she was sweet lady we had a lot fun working together. I will be praying for you and...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Beulah Heath - Chilhowie, VA

“Doug,My deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Hopefully happy memories will help you and yours through the next few days.Cathy ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Gaffney - Tampa, FL

“Although I did not know Mary personally, I support her son Doug as his assistant in his cancer research lab at Moffitt Cancer Center. I would like to...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Evelyn Rivera-Miranda - Tampa, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. May GOD comfort you all. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Tammy Martin - Abingdon, VA

“Fàmily I'm sàd ànd so sorry for your loss . I hàve kñown Mary since 5 the grade . I didn't know our families...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Levoda Blevins - Marion, VA

“Sending our sincere condolences to the Kilby and Cress families. Patrick, Amanda, Cam and Sara Kilby ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Patrick Kilby - Milton, DE

“I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF MRS. CRESS. I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT HER PASSING THIS MORNING, MONDAY, JANUARY 9TH. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Connie Davis - Chilhowie, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss; my prayers and love are with all of you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Ann Aker - Atkins, VA

“Doug and family We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayersk3u4e ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Homer and Carroll Aker - Marion, VA

“Prayers and love to this sweet woman's family my heart goes out to her grandchildren for I know how she loved them and they loved her ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Evans - Chilhowie - Friend

“I have very fond memories of Mary from grade school. We were neighbors. She and my baby sister Mary Ellen were good friends. Gods speed Mary. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Thompson - Chilhowie, VA

“Erma, Doug & Families......How very sorry to read of Mary Etta's passing....You all are in our thoughts and prayers....May your memories sustain you...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Roger & Dixie Martin Seymour - VA


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Chilhowie, Va.
Mary Etta Kilby Cress, 70, went to Heaven on January 8, 2017. She passed away peacefully after a brief battle with lung cancer. Mary was born on January 29, 1946 to the late Tracy and Clyde Kilby. Mary Etta was preceded in death by her two brothers, Charles and Darrell Kilby. Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, William Douglas Cress of Chilhowie; four children, Doug Cress Jr. and wife Andrea of Tampa, Fla., Traci Terry and husband Joe, Patty Blevins and husband Steve, and Bob Cress and wife Jessica all of Chilhowie; two special sisters, Brenda Sauls and husband Zane and Erma Blevins and husband D.I., all of Chilhowie; one brother, Richard Kilby and wife Louise of Knoxville, TN., sisters-in-law, Lola Pennington of Marion, Ruth Yule of Falls Mills, Va., Betty Mae Ward of Sevierville, TN., Marie Kilby of Chilhowie, and Pat Kilby of Milford, Del., and several nieces and nephews. The proud "Mamaw" of nine grandsons and one granddaughter, Mary Etta loved her family more than anything and enjoyed cooking for everyone. Funeral services will be conducted 7 PM Wednesday, January 11 at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Larry Blevins and Rev. Bill Frazier officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 1 PM Thursday, January 12 at the Mt. View United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 PM Wednesday prior to the funeral service at the funeral home or at any time at their home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Cress Family.