Mrs. J.W. Dobyns (Lulu Lee Cooper) affectionately known as “Mother Dobyns” was born in Old Town, Grayson County, Virginia. She came to Kingsport in 1906 with her husband, James W. Dobyns, who became Kingsport’s first mayor. Mother Dobyns died February 14, 1951.
Photographer: Thomas McNeer, Jr.
Date Taken: 1947
Collection(s): Thomas McNeer, Jr. Collection, 1945-1988
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