Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer


Frances Adlee Walker Robinson, age 96, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on February 16, 1915 in Neva, Tennessee, daughter of the late William Roby and Sally Stout Walker. In addition to her parents, Adlee was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Robinson and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
She was a former employee of Michael’s Department Store, where she had worked for almost 40 years. Adlee was very active and enjoyed life to the fullest and had participated in the Senior Citizens Center exercise program for many years. She liked sewing, crocheting, working in her garden and canning, reading, working word and jigsaw puzzles and traveling.
She was a member of First Baptist Church for 70 years and was an active member in CARE. Adlee was a former Sunday School teacher, where she had taught both children’s and adult classes. She was also an active member and leader in both the WMU and Baptist Women’s Group.
Adlee is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Ralph Walters of Elizabethtown, KY, Kay and Wayne Smith of Kingston, TN and Charlene and Kyle Kelley of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Scott Davis and wife Angie, Shawn Smith and wife Mariah, Kristie Guess, Frances Kelley and Sarah Kelley; great grandchildren, Silas Guess, Anna Guess, Janie Smith, Kaitlyn Davis and William Davis; sister, Leota Rash of Elizabethton, TN; brother, Hugh Walker of Neva, TN, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; her church family and many special friends.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at First Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Ricky Campbell officiating.
Graveside service and interment were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Phillippi Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Wayne Smith, Kyle Kelley, Scott Davis, Shawn Smith, Dan Rash and Ed Walker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Adlee’s memory to the First Baptist Church or Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o FBC, 421 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the family home.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at
The family of Frances Adlee Walker Robinson has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.