Virginia “Earline” Pankey, age 80, of Kingston, passed away September 18, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years: Charles Leroy Pankey, Sr.; sisters: Beatrice Cowan, Marvin Alice Kirk, and Pauline “Kitty” Martin; and brothers: George Anderson Martin, Fredrick Lewis Martin and Carl Edward Martin. “Mrs. Pankey”, as often referred to by students, staff, and friends, was employed by the Roane County School District as a cafeteria worker and manager for 50 years. Survivors include children: Charles Leroy (Hylene) Pankey, Jr., Sheila Denise (Barry) Lurry, Brian LaVon (Rosealyn) Pankey; sister: Barbara Boatwright; special nieces: Carolyn Bush (Steve) Roddy and Diane Eddie; grandchildren: Ra’Shanda Nicole Pankey, Amadea Hylene Pankey, Shakara Chaz Pankey, Brandon Leroy Lurry and Bradley Lydell Lurry; sisters-in-laws: Bernice Moore, Shirley (Carl) Martin and Joyce Martin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Kingston with the funeral to follow. Burial will be at Cowan Chapel Cemetery.