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Andrew "Andy" Adams

GATE CITY — Andrew "Andy" Adams, 22, went to his heavenly home on May 25, 2009, with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis. He was born Oct. 5, 1986.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Berry; maternal grandfather, G. H. Berry and uncle, Ralph Berry.

Survivors are his loving mother and stepfather, Della Adams and Doyle Calton, Sr., Gate City; two stepbrothers, Ronald Calton, Weber City and Doyle Calton, Jr., Gate City, Va.; sister, Frances Chapman, Nickelsville, Va.; several aunts and uncles, Rose and Ronnie Tipton, Gate City, Bonnie and Robert Gibson, Dungannon, Va., Dollie and Claude Gilliam, Blackwater, Va., Mae Taylor, Duffield, Va., and Bessie Berry, Duffield, Va., Shirley Doss, Oklahoma, Charles Berry, Tennessee, and Johnny Berry, Duffield, Va.; several nieces, nephews and special friends, Holly, Michael and Brandon Egan of Hunters Valley.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Bro. Kyle Akers officiating.

Music will be provided by New Vision.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Berry Cemetery, Fairview, Va. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim Livesay, Jim Berry, Junior Berry, Michael Lane, Adam Berry and Robert Gibson.

Special thanks to Home Health Nurses and Peds floor nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Scott County Health Department and to Respicare.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adams family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bryan Keith Adams

GREENEVILLE - Bryan Keith Adams, of Greeneville, a local wildlife artist and quadriplegic, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2006) at his home after a brief struggle with cancer. He was 48.

He was a longtime resident of Kingsport and a sometime resident of Wimberley Tex., his "second favorite state."

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Bowlin; his step-grandmother, Thelma Faye Lazenby; his maternal grandfather, Coy Lazenby, with whom he shared an especially close relationship; his paternal grandmother, Iva Bowlin Adams, who doted on him and whom he held most dear; his paternal grandfather, Rome Adams.

He is survived by his three-year-old son, Noah Benjamin Adams, the greatest of many blessings in his life; his wife, Amy Adams, who is lost without him; his brother and faithful companion, Jeff Adams and his cherished parents, Marvin and Janice Adams of Kingsport, who will miss him terribly. Bryan is also survived by a large extended family with whom he has always been close, including his dear aunt, Clara Lee Gragg and her children, Mrs. Kay Taylor, Bud, Mike and Joe Gragg, all of Kingsport; his maternal aunts, Mrs. Peggy Hulse, Mrs. Clara Lee Wright, Mrs. Rose Zella Wright, Mrs. Delilah Beckum, Mrs. Donna Pack, Mrs. Shirley Bell; his paternal aunts and uncles, Mrs. Sherril (Eastelee) Vaughn, Mrs. Shermalean Johnson, Willard Adams, Jerry Adams, Paul Adams and their families. Bryan's great-aunt, Clara Barton of Baileyton was also an especially dear person in his life. Bryan also leaves behind countless friends and loved ones who will never forget his presence in their lives.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the residence of his parents, Marvin and Janice Adams, 2012 Diana Road, Kingsport.

Services honoring Bryan's life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Dr. Mark A. Grubb of Friendsville, Tenn. officiating with special music and remembrances.

Pallbearers will be his brother, Jeff Adams, cousin, Gary Vaughn, and special friends, Dennis Linkous, Rob Cole, Damon Gilliam and Richard Hicks.

Honorary pallbearers will be cousins, Joe Gragg, Mike Gragg and Bud Gragg.

In lieu of flowers, Bryan has requested that memorial gifts and contributions be made in his honor to a trust fund set up for his son, Noah Benjamin Adams, c/o Bank of Tennessee, 301 Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the Adams family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families are – Adams, Williams, Rhoton, Hood, Pierson)

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Lee Adams

GATE CITY , Va. - Charles Lee Adams, 49, died Saturday ( May 16,1992 ) at his residence.

Born in Durant , Miss. , he was a retired maintenance mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam .

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Carl Adams in 1982.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Oki-Adams; two daughters, Tonya Renee Adams and Penny Lee Guinn, both of Kingsport; his mother, Evie Hardee Adams, Live Oak, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Jean) Cline, Live Oak, and Mrs. Ralph (Diane) Hare, Geneva, Ohio; two brothers, Billy Joe Adams, Davison, Mich., and Herman Carl Adams Jr., Mad­ison, Ohio.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Fu­neral Home and anytime at the residence of James W. Castle or Mary Oki-Adams.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Mack Pres­nell officiating.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the VA National Cemetery, Moun­tain Home with military rites conducted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Fort Campbell , Ky.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Delmar Kate (Alley) Adams

CHURCH HILL - Delmar Kate Adams, 85, of 1403 Old Union Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( March 20, 2002 ) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Adams was a lifelong resident of Church Hill and was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Adams; her parents, Luther and Martha Burke Alley; four sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are one son, James E. Adams, Church Hill; two daughters, Barbara Hagood and Joyce Adams, both of Church Hill; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; one sister, Alma Holt, Church Hill.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Elm Springs Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Dennis Osborne, Terry Hagood, Mike Hagood, Chris Hagood, Curtis Hagey, J. R. Hagood and Mark Gent.

Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elsie Vivian (Parsons) Adams

DUFFIELD, Va. — Elsie Vivian Adams, 76, entered into rest Monday (April 13, 2009) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Lee County, Va. to the late Charles Leonard Parsons and Ella Adaline Campbell Parsons.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Adams; son, William George Adams; and infant son, Otto, Jr.; and one brother, Wayne Parsons.

Survivors include four sons, Larry Gene Adams and wife, Lisa, Gate City, Va., Jimmy Lee and wife, Jean, Duffield, Va., Kelly Wayne and wife, Charnita, Duffield, Va., Tony Adams and wife, Deborah, Kingsport; sisters, June Early and husband, Ellis, Stickleyville, Va., Nina Vaughn and husband, Gene, Dayton, Ohio, Lucille Lease, Sykesville, Md.; brothers, Bill Parsons and wife, Lois, Kingsport, Don Parsons and wife, Della, Kingsport, Echol Parsons and wife, Deloris, Pennington Gap, Va., Hershel Parsons and wife, Phyllis, Stickleyville, Va., Ronald Parsons and wife, Brenda, Leesburg, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; 21 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her sons.

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Legg Cemetery, Blackwater, Va. The family will meet at 12 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adams family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eva Jean (Christian) Adams

EASLEY, S.C. - Eva Jean Christian Adams, 68, of 144 Lathan Street, died Saturday (May 8, 2004) at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Easley.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late W.F. and Ollie Piercy Christian. Mrs. Adams retired from Kernet and attended Crosswell Apostolic Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Adams; two brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are her son, Tony W. Adams, of Easley; a daughter, Bobbie J. Chapin, of Hardwick, Vt.; four brothers, Eric Christian, Ronald Christian, Johnny Christian and Ralph Christian, all of Kingsport; four sisters, Iva Jean Amyx, Sylvia Day, Shirley Mowdy and Joella Davis, all of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Westville Memorial Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, West.

Courtesy of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jeffrey Scott Adams

Jeffrey Scott Adams, 50, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 1, 2012, at 10 p.m.

A native of Kingsport, he has lived here all of his life. He attended Sullivan West High School. Jeff worked at Warrior's Path State Park as a greenskeeper. Due to a kidney and pancreas transplant, his health would not let him do what he wanted but he enjoyed his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Adams; brother, Brian Keith Adams; paternal grandparents, Rome Dell Adams & Iva Ann Adams; maternal grandparents, Coy Eager Lazenby & Thelma Faye Lazenby.

He is survived by his father, Marvin Adams & wife Leann; sister-in-law Amy Lynn Adams; nephew, Noah Benjamin Adams; niece, Ella; and several aunts & uncles.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Pastor J. W. Depew officiating. Music will be provided by Damon Depew.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Gary Vaughn, Buddy Gragg, Jojo Gragg, "Crash" David Jones, John Roberts and Patrick Roberts.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families are – Adams, Williams, Rhoton, Hood, Pierson)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home obituaries at www.hamlettdobson.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Elizabeth (Martin) Adams

Gate City, VA - Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Martin Adams, 95, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Holston Manor, Kingsport, TN.

Margaret was born in Pembroke, VA on October 7, 1918 and became a resident to the area after her marriage. She was employed and retired from Eastman Kodak Company in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kenneth Adams; son, James Tee Adams; six brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Christine Lane and husband, Rev. James Paul Lane; son, Walter Ronald Adams and wife Peggy; daughter-in-law Mamie Adams; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m, in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Johnny Hackney and Rev. Paul Lane officiating. Kayla McMeans will provide the music.

Graveside services will be held at the Adams Cemetery following the service. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Alley Chapel Church 6429 Manville Rd., Gate City, VA, 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Margaret Elizabeth Adams.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Alice (Snodgrass) Adams

Gate City, VA – Mary Alice Adams, 91, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home (Duffield, VA).

Mrs. Adams was born January 4, 1922, in Scott County, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late John B. Snodgrass and Ava Margaret Starnes Snodgrass.

Mrs. Adams was a member of Three Bells United Methodist Church (Duffield, VA).

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George C. Adams; a sister, Broadus Ellis; and 3 brothers, Eugene Snodgrass, Buford Snodgrass, and Stewart Snodgrass.

Survivors of Mary Alice Adams include 2 daughters, Beth Blair and husband Roger (Gate City, VA), and Daris McConnell and husband Jim (Bristol, TN); 7 grandchildren, Stan McConnell and wife Debbie, Clint McConnell, Jim McConnell Jr. and wife Kristin, Leanna Milton and husband Reece, Gwen Lane and husband Ronnie, Mary Beth Vaughn and husband Jeff, and Jane Laoo and husband George; 16 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Thelma Smythe (Kingsport, TN); several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Paul Blessing and Rev. Billy Byrd will officiate. Music will be provided by Dr. Jeff Vaughn and Midway Memorial United Methodist Church choir.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home by 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Stan McConnell, Clint McConnell, Jim McConnell Jr., Reece Milton, Ronnie Lane, George Laoo, and Dr. Jeff Vaughn will serve as pallbearers. Great grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary Alice Adams to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church Youth Mission Trip (c/o Lana Stallard, 696 McClellan Town Lane, Gate City, VA 24251).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sandra Boggs, Mrs. Adams' special friend and caregiver who so lovingly cared for her for over 3 years; and also to the nursing staff of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home (Duffield,VA) for their care of Mrs. Adams during her stay there.

Serving the family of Mary Alice Adams is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Willard C. "Woody" Adams

KINGSPORT — Willard C. "Woody" Adams, 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday (April 20, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Greene County, (Baileyton), Woody lived most of his life in Kingsport. He was retired from Warpath Lanes.

Woody was preceded in death by his parents, Rome and Iva Ball Adams; one sister, Dorothy Watts; one brother, Z. Adams.

He is survived by one son, Nick Adams and wife, Rachel, of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Caitlin and Alexandra Adams; two sisters, Shermalene Johnson, of Kingsport, and Estalee Vaughn, of Kingsport; three brothers, Marvin Adams, of Kingsport, Jerry Adams, of Kingsport, and Paul Adams, of Fall Branch; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cater-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Nick D. Adams officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fink Cemetery, Kingsport. Family and friends who wish to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Steve Martin, Bill Muse, Dennis Lane, Jim Cole, Troy Watts and Lucky Watts.

Memorials may be made to Path Finders Youth Camp, 4951 Sullivan Garden Parkway, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Adams family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Thomas Adams

Obituary-William Thomas Adams –74.

July 29, 1937- Prominent farmer of the Jeroldstown Community, died suddenly Wednesday night at his home after attending the funeral of Mrs. R. T. Kelly wednesday afternoon at Baileyton. He was a member of the primitive Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge of Baileyton and an honorary member of the Jr OUAM at Jeroldstown. Funeral services will be friday at 2 pm at Oakdale Church. Rev. Loyd Knight will officiate. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

(William Thomas Adams was b. Scott Co.)

Uncertain Source

Submitted by Don Lane

Willie R. "Bill" Adams Rev.

The Rev. Willie R. "Bill" Adams, 78, 2232 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, died early Thursday morning (Nov. 21,1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he moved to Kingsport at an early age. He was employed as a Sullivan County Deputy and was a retired employee with the City of Kingsport Fire Department after 35 years' of service. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 having served as chaplain.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jeff Adams and his mother, Lilla Mae Matney Adams.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josie Edwards Adams, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Marie Dye and Mrs. Gary (Sharon) Ennis, both of Kingsport; three sons, Bill Adams Jr. and James Adams, both of Kingsport and Roy E. Johnson, Roanoke, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ada Dalton, Knoxville; three brothers, Charles Adams and Jack Adams, both of Kingsport and J.D Adams, Baltimore, Md.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carter Funeral Home and anytime at the home at 2232 Netherland Inn Road.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Carter's Chapel with the Rev. Frank Lynch and the Rev. Stanley Sims officiating.

Members of the City of Kingsport Fire Department and Kingsport Police Department will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post NO.3 Color Guard in charge of the service.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie Elizabeth (Stanley) Absher

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mrs. Bonnie Elizabeth Absher, 93, Duffield, Va., entered into rest Sunday (March 13, 2005) at her residence.

Mrs. Absher was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 14, 1911, a daughter of the late Frank Stanley.

In addition to her father, her husband, Sam Absher; sisters, Clara Stanley, Ava Wallen, Marcie Cowden and Talma Stanley; and brother, Ballard Stanley preceded her in death.

Surviving Mrs. Absher are several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home, Inc.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Cecil Kerns officiating.

The Clinch River Boys will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Hall Cemetery in the Stanleytown community of Scott County at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Deward H. "Little Buck" Absher

GATE CITY, Va. - Deward H. (Little Buck) Absher, 76, passed away Thursday (July 19, 2001) after a long illness at his residence.

He was born in Appalachia, Va., and had been a resident of Gate City, Va. most of his life.

Mr. Absher was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed baseball, wrestling, fishing and gardening. He was a special husband, dad and pappaw.

Mr. Absher retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 40 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, Narcie Absher; stepmother, Bertha Absher; mother, Lona Coffee; sisters, Alvildia Bradley, Viena Absher, Ruth Absher; three half-brothers, Dee Coffey, Harold Coffey, Eddie Coffey; and son-in-law, Tommy Swift.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Imalove Calhoun Absher; son, Kenneth Absher, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Louise and James Ketron, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Judy Swift, Kingsport; granddaughter, Teresa and her husband, John Smith; grandson, Jimmy and his wife, Krista Ketron; great-grandchildren, Jessica Smith, Chris Smith, Haley Smith, Justin Jewell, Kayla Ketron, Jared Bush, Courtney Strong, Lindsey Strong; sister, Wanda Absher, Morristown; brother, Charles Absher, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Fields officiating.

Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ketron, John Smith, Brian Thomas, Charles Griffith, Steve Elliott and Harold Tate.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Dee Absher

KINGSPORT — Henry Dee Absher, 26, of Kingsport, died Friday (Feb. 27, 2009) after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Kingsport, where he had lived all of his life, Henry was presently employed with Asplundh Tree Company.

He was a Baptist.

Henry was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Absher; maternal grandfather, Henry Darrell McClellan; paternal grandfather, Richard D. Absher; aunt, Terri McClellan; and cousin, Sharon Crawford.

Surviving are his wife, Tosha Absher, Kingsport; two daughters, Izabella "Bug" Riley Absher and Kelsey "Peanut" Raven Neeley, both of Scott County, Va.; father, Ronnie D. Absher, Kingsport; stepmother, Regina Bernard, Greeneville; two sisters, Elizabeth Absher and husband, Travis, Kingsport and Rebecca McCracken and husband, David, Church Hill; one brother, Eddie Massengill, Greeneville; three stepbrothers; maternal grandmother, Juanita McClellan, Kingsport; paternal grandmother, Dessie Absher, Kingsport; nieces and nephews, Madyson Absher, Ethan Absher and Jordan Babb; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and any time at the home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Lane, the Rev. Kyle Falin, and the Rev. Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Interment will follow at Chestnut Flats Cemetery in Scott County, Va.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Absher, Eddie Massengill, Jason Bernard, Adam McClellan, Allen McClellan, Tim Crawford, B.J. McClellan and Eric McClellan. Honorary pallbearers will be T.C. Crawford, Emmitt Absher, Matthew Absher, Joe Crawford, Dave Crawford, Sean McClellan, Travis Ketron, David McCracken, Rusty Aistrop and Big Al.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Henry Absher.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jack K. Absher

KINGSPORT - Jack K. Absher, 70, of 1652 G Street, passed away Sunday (Oct. 24, 2004).

Born in Scott County, Va., he resided most of his life in Kingsport.

He retired from Kingsport Iron and Metal after many years of service.

Jack was a great husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

His parents, Charlie and Ada Setzar Absher; sister, Mary Jenkins; four brothers, Willy Absher, Charles Absher, Sam Absher, and Conley Absher preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Absher; three sons, Jeffery Ratliff, Bobby Absher, Jack Absher Jr., all of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Ashley Vaughn, Destiny Rattliff, Damon Rattliff, Krystal Rogers, and Logan Rogers; three brothers, Richard Absher, Mack Absher, Curtis Absher, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raymond E. Hammonds officiating.

Burial will follow at Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Ross Absher

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Sam Ross Absher, 75, entered into rest on Sunday (March 11, 2001) at Wexford House.

Mr. Absher was born on April 4, 1925 in Scott County, Va. He was a son of the late Charlie and Ada Stetzer Absher.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister; Mary Jenkins; three brothers, Charles, Conley and Willie Absher.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Absher, Clinchport; four brothers, Dee, Jack, Mack, and Curt Absher, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday at Stanleytown Church.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday with the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Hall Cemetery, Stanleytown Community.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Richard Dee Absher

KINGSPORT — Richard D. Absher, 81, of 1340 Ivory St., Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday (Nov. 20, 2008).
Richard was retired from Kingsport Iron and Metal Company and as a free-lance concrete finisher.
A special thanks to the nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Wilcox Hall 3rd floor.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Inez Faye Absher; parents, Charley and Ada Hammonds Absher; and brothers, Willie Absher, Charles Absher, Sam Absher, Conley Absher and Jack Absher.
He is survived by his second wife, Dessie Absher; sons, Matthew Absher, Ronnie Absher, Emmett Absher, Richard Allen Absher and wife, Sherry and Robert Absher; daughter, Vanessa Pratt; stepdaughter, Faye Absher; stepsons, David Ratliff and wife, Charlotte; stepsons, Terry Lynn Brummitt and wife, Wilma, all of Kingsport; stepsons, James Brummitt and wife, Debbie of Houston, TX; stepdaughters, Geneva Brummitt and Mary Kate Brummitt; two brothers, Mack Absher and wife, Tiny, Curtis Absher and wife, Blanche, all of Kingsport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will all miss him.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and anytime at 624 Lucy Road, Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Hammonds and the Rev. Dale Brummett officiating.
Burial will follow at Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Scott County, Va.
Pallbearers will be his sons, Matthew Absher, Ronnie Absher, and Emmitt Absher and grandchildren, Henry Absher, Lee Absher and Bobby Absher.
Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Absher, Mack Absher and Jack Absher Jr.
Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Richard D. Absher.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Amanda Lucinda (Franklin) Adams

NORTON, Va. - Amanda L. Adams, 99, departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday (March 12, 2001) in Norton Community Hospital.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of Wise County, Va. for most of her life.

She was of the Apostolic faith and attended the First Apostolic Church of God at Thackers Branch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. Adams; son, Beryl F. Adams; and daughter, Anna Ruth Adams.

Survivors include her daughters, Virginia Irene McAmis, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Alma Adams, Billie Adams Spears, and Mary Doris Adams, all of Norton, Sue Yarhouse, Richmond, Va., Louise Snodgrass, Wise, Va.; sons, Jesse E. (Bud) Adams, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Donald Ray Adams, Norton, Va.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hagy Funeral Home, Norton, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John McFalls and the Rev. John McCarroll officiating.

Burial will be in American Legion Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Submitted by Don Lane

Bill Adams, Sr.

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors

EAST STONE GAP, Va. - Billy Adams Sr. passed away Tuesday (Nov. 16, 1999) at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Patton and Inza Bowens Adams .

He was retired from coal mining and East Stone Gap Rock Quarry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes Fields, Birdie Mowlery, Alice McClain; brother, Floyd Adams ; and an infant brother, Clayton Adams .

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Coffee Adams , of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Dolly and John Costlow, Greenville, S.C., Sue and Sam Spears, Wilma and Greg Light, Patty and Jamie Christian and Brenda Adams , all of East Stone Gap, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Lisa Adams , Greenville, S.C., Robert and Myrtle Adams , East Stone Gap, Va.; sisters, Racheal Virginia Lawson, Duffield, Va., Beatrice Bradley, Knoxville, Tenn., Stella Hite and Opal Richards, both of Mount Carmel and Betty Hall, Rock Creek, Ohio; brothers, Elmer Adams and Earnest Adams , both of Duffield, Va.; eight grandchildren, Polly Parsons, Cheaster Spears, Dana Newsom, Sabrina McDonald, Anthony Light, Mindy Adams , Shelby Adams , Niki Christian; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Townsend and the Rev. Walt Begley officiating. Music will be by Mabe’s Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be in Robbins Cemetery (Pattonsville community). Pallbearers will be Sam Spears, Chester Spears, Hank Orange, John Costlow, Jamie Christian and Greg Light.

Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Ray Adams

NORTON, Va. — Donald Ray Adams, 73, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2008) at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a retired deputy commissioner from the Wise County Commissioners Office.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Ray and Amanda Franklin Adams; four sisters, Irene McAmis, Alma Adams, Ruth Adams and Billie Spears; and a brother, Beryl Adams.

Surviving are his loving wife of 42 years, Sue Raleigh Adams; a son, Donald Kevin Adams and wife, Ginger Short Adams; a daughter, Rebecca Adams Hubbard and husband, Jeffrey; two grandchildren, Zachary Ryan Adams and Brady Aaron Adams; a brother, Jessee (Bud) Adams and wife, Helen; three sisters, Sue Yarhouse, Louise Snodgrass and husband, Carl and Mary Doris Adams; a special sister-in-law, Barbara Adams; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the White Oak Gap Cemetery in Norton, Va., with Pastor Allen Culbertson and the Rev. Roger Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Don Lane

Ernest Adams

DUFFIELD, Va. — Ernest Adams, 77, Duffield, Va., passed away, Thursday (Oct. 23, 2008) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 12, 1931, he was a son of the late Patton and Anzie Adams.

Ernest was a very lovable man who never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed on the mountain.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Agness Fields, Stella Hite, Rachel Lawson, Bertie Mallory, Betty Hall and Alice McClain; brothers, Monroe Adams, Gains Adams, Rosely Adams and Floyd Adams; and a nephew, Guy "Yogi" Adams.

He is survived by his two sisters and one brother, who are the last survivors of 14 children, Opal May Adams, Hawkins County, Tenn., Beatrice Bradley, Knoxville, Tenn. and Elmer Adams, Duffield, Va.; along with several very special nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. William Bowen officiating.

The Tipton Family Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Bowen Cemetery, Cliff Mountain Way Road, Duffield, Va. on Monday at 12 noon.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gate City Funeral Home in the name of Ernest Adams.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ernest Adams.

Kingsport Times-News 
Submitted by Don Lane

Guy "Yogi" Adams

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors

DUFFIELD, Va. — Guy "Yogi" Adams, 61, went home to be with the Lord and entered his heavenly mansion Wednesday morning of an apparent heart attack.

He was a gentle giant who had a heart of gold and loved everyone he met. Yogi touched many lives with his kindness and generosity. He was an avid collector of guitars and enjoyed playing and singing.

Yogi was a retired employee of Robinette Steel and Scrap Metal Company of Big Stone Gap after 34 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Adams Lawson and brother, James Lawson.

Surviving are his brother, Bill Lawson, Duffield, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Frances and Larry Seymour, Baltimore, Md.; uncles, Elmer and Ernest Adams; nephew, Michael Lawson; niece, Pam Lawson; aunts, Opal Richardson and Bee Bradley; lifetime friend and co-worker, Kenny Fannon; special friend and neighbor, Belt Ramey, Duffield, Va.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. William Bowen officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tipton Family Singers.

Burial will follow the service at the Bowen Cemetery, Cliff Mountain Way Road.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Fannon, Belt Ramey, Michael Lawson, Brad Bowen, Wayne Tignor, R.C. Bowen, Lester Bowen, Alonzo Jessee and Robbie Adams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dale and Jimmy Smith, Frank Miller and employees of Robinette Steel Company.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Adams family.

Submitted by Don Lane

Hobart Marion Adams Sr.

DUFFIELD, Va. - Hobart M. Adams Sr., 79, of Duffield, died Friday evening (Oct. 1, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Roddie and Maysie Reynolds Adams and was a retired relief foreman with Holston Defense Corporation.

Mr. Adams was a former deacon at Flat Lick Church, a U.S. Navy veteran, and a lifetime member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Robbins Adams; brothers, Hershel Adams, Herman Adams and Truman Adams; a sister, Laura Adams.

Surviving are his sons, Hobart Adams Jr. and wife Alma of Duffield, John Adams and wife, Deidre of Kingsport, and Jack Adams and wife, Donna of Kingsport; daughters, Shirley Trent and husband, Kenneth of Church Hill, Iva Nell Shank and husband, Kenneth of Kingsport; brothers, William Otis Adams of St. Louis, Mo., Curtis Adams of Dickensville, Va., and Clifford Adams of Charlottesville, Va.; sisters, Virgie Blair of Dayton, Ohio, and Linda Sue Helton of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Nathan (Joanna) Trent , Jonathan (Nikki) Adams, Matt (Jessica) Adams, Eric Adams, Brandon Adams, Brooke Adams, Brittany Adams and Jeanette Wood; special friend, Ruth Dishner; special nurse, Lynn Carlston; special therapist, Lee Tan.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village and anytime at the home of his son, Hobart Adams Jr.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hood Family Singers.

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Adams Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Kingsport Post 3 and Gate City Post 265.

Pallbearers will be Josh Hutchins, Nathan Trent, Jonathan Adams, Matt Adams, Eric Adams and Brandon Adams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bowen, Pat Rhoton, Ray Adams and Jerry Legg.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Tee "J. T." Adams

GATE CITY, Va. - J.T. Adams, 70, of Route 1, passed away at his residence on Wednesday (June 6, 2007) with his family by his side after a short illness with cancer.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on June 1, 1937. He retired from Quebecor Hawkins County Plant.

J.T. was a wonderful husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, and a friend to all. He never said no to anyone whom he thought needed his help.

He was preceded in death by his father, James K. Adams; paternal grandparents, Emily and Amos Adams.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 49 years, Mamie R. Adams; sons, Gary Adams and wife, Deborah, Harold Adams and Randy Adams, all of Gate City, Va.; mother, Elizabeth Adams, Gate City, Va; sister, Christine Lane and husband, Paul, Gray; brother, Walter Adams and wife, Peggy of Kingsport; two special grandchildren, Dalena and Jarrod Adams, Gate City, Va.; two step-grandchildren, Jessie Mathes and Kim Moore; step great-grandson, Gavyn Mathes; several nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Layton Bentley and Rev. Johnny Hackney officiating.

Music will be provided by Voices of Salvation and Darthula Baptist Church Choir.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Adams Family Cemetery on Copper Ridge.

Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Bright, John Rhoton, Dennis Grizzle, Craig Bright, Jeff Tipton, Roger Lane and Ronald Adams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Horton, Coy Tipton and Paul Tipton.

For those wishing to attend the service, please meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maurice Swenny Adams

GATE CITY, Va. - Maurice S. Adams, 81, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 16, 2005) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va., after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Adams was born in Scott County, Va. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech. Sgt. with the 75th Infantry - Merrill's Marauders serving in India and Burma with the 5307th Composite Regiment. He retired from Holston Defense.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Ellen Horton Adams; his daughter, Ethel Louise Adams; his parents, Amos Tee Adams and Emily Louise Gilliam Adams; a brother, James Kenney Adams; and his sister, Eileen Elizabeth Williams.

Surviving are his two sons, Hobart Kelly Adams of Gate City and Ronnie Maurice Adams and his wife, Carolyn of Bedford, Ky.; three brothers, William Daniel Adams, Brush Creek, Tenn., Joseph Nimrod Adams, Oak Ridge, and Milford Lyon Adams, Severn, Md.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Music will be provided by Upward Way Quartet.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers are Walter Adams, Roy Hammond, Raymond Pendleton, Dennis Horton, Buddy Pendleton and Eddie Sluss.

Honorary pallbearers are Wrightly Rhoton, Maurice Williams, Rod Gilliam, Jay Christian, J.T. Adams, Charlie Ervin and Wayne Hammond.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Alley's Chapel Scholarship Fund, c/o Wanda McConnell, Rt. 1, Box 374G, Gate City, VA 24251 or to Manville Ruritan Club, c/o Sarah Gilliam, Treas., Rt. 1, Box 373A, Gate City, VA 24251.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the nurses and staff at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation for their love and caring.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Maurice S. Adams.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Milford Lyon Adams

SEVERN, Md. — Milford L. Adams, 90, of Severn, Md., passed away Jan. 30, 2009 at Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital.

Mr. Adams was born April 11, 1918 in Scott County, Va., to the late Emily Gilliam and Amos T. Adams. He graduated from Manville High School in Gate City, Va. He retired from the Army after 25 years and served as a medic during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He then worked as correctional officer for the Maryland Department of Corrections. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Odenton and Severn United Methodist Church. He enjoyed Severn Squares, hunting and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Murray Adams; three brothers, Jim, Bill Dan and Maurice Adams; and one sister, Eileen Williams.

Survivors include one son, Milford C. Adams and wife, Joan of Severn; one grandson, Mark of Severn; three grandchildren; and one brother, Joseph N. Adams.

Funeral services were held at Fink Funeral Home, Glen Bernie, Md.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Otto Adams

BLACKWATER, Va. - Otto Adams, 76, Blackwater, Va., passed away Saturday, (June 23, 2007) at his residence.

Mr. Adams was born April 11, 1931 in Scott County, Va. to the late Cornett and JoAnn Barnette Adams.

His son, George Adams and an infant son, Otto Adams, Jr., along with a sister, Bonnie Childress; and a brother, Gilbert Adams, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Elise Vivian Adams, Blackwater, Va.; sons, Larry Adams and wife, Lisa, Gate City, Va., Jimmy Adams and wife, Jean, Blackwater, Va., Kelly Adams and wife, Charnita, Fairview, Va. and Tony Adams and wife, Debora, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Ida Vaughn, Duffield, Va., Gladys Pridemore, Duffield, Va. and Lora Hartsock, Hiltons, Va.; brothers, Ray Adams, Duffield, Va., Kenny Adams, Blackwater, Va., Denny Adams, Kingsport and Matthew Adams, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Jean Adams.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Legg Cemetery in Pattonsville, Va.

Greg Adams, Tim Adams, Kenny Adams, Howard Berry, Butch Childress and Michael Adams will serve as pallbearers.

June Smith, T.M. Berry, Jonathan Adams, Don Parsons and Hershel Parsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Otto Adams family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sallie Ellen (Horton) Adams

GATE CITY, Va. -- Sallie Ellen Horton Adams , 73, Route 1, died Sunday (Feb. 8, 1998) at Brian Center Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.

Born on Feb. 3, 1925 in Scott County, she was a homemaker and a member of Alleys Chapel Church. She was the daughter of the late William Hobert and Nora Templeton Horton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter.

Surviving are a husband, Maurice S. Adams , Gate City, Va.; a son, Hobart Adams , Gate City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Carolyn Adams , Ooltewah, Tenn.; a sister, Allie Davidson, Clinchport, Va.; a brother, Malcolm Horton, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Horton, Bill Peters, Roy Hammond, Walter Adams and Raymond Pendleton. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alleys Chapel Church Scholarship Fund, c/o: Wanda McConnell, Route 1, Box 374-G, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William George Adams

HILTONS, Va. - William George Adams, 41, entered into rest on Feb. 29, 2000 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, C.L. and Addie Parsons and his paternal grandparents, Corrnet and Joanne Adams.

Surviving are his parents, Otto and Vivian Parsons Adams , both of Blackwater, Va.; four brothers, Larry Adams , Nickelsville, Va., Jimmy Adams, Blackwater, Va., Kelly Adams , Fairview, Va., and Tony Adams, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Duffield Funeral Home and other times at the home of his parents, Otto and Vivian Adams and his brother's home, Jimmy Adams.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Eddie Roberts and the Durham Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Legg Cemetery, Blackwater, Va.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alan Wayne "Shag" Addington

SNOWFLAKE, Va. — Alan Wayne "Shag" Addington, 51, passed away Thursday (Aug. 16, 2007) at his residence.

Mr. Addington was of good Christian faith and a firm believer of the Lord. He was a good honest man and a wonderful husband and father.

He was an employee for the Department of Transportation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Pamela Mae Addington, of the home; son, Trevor Alan Addington, of the home; daughter, Amy Marie Addington, of the home; father and mother, Stephen J. "SJ" Addington and Phillis Shirley Blankenbeckler Addington, Defiance, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven Lynn and Pam Addington, William Edward Addington and Dale Scott Addington, all of Defiance, Ohio, Richard Lee Addington, and Danny Ray and Tammy Addington, all of Holgate, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Bobby and Gail Collins, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Eddie Taylor officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Addington Frame Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Virginia Army National Guard. The family will be meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation at Nickelsville, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family at 504 Brook Drive, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Audrey Lee (McConnell) Addington

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. - Audrey L. Addington, 92, went to be with the Lord at 8 p.m. on Thursday (July 10, 2003) in Ridgefield, Wash., where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law for the past four years.

Mrs. Addington was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in the Bloomingdale area for over 60 years. She was a long-time member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Myrtle McConnell; husband, Willard M. Addington; daughter, Thelma L. Salyer; sisters, Geneva Moore, Irene Sweet and Faye Thomas; brothers, Carl McConnell and Kenneth McConnell.

Surviving are her daughter, Lindell and son-in-law, Dennis Money of Ridgefield, Wash.; sister, Leta Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; son-in-law, Jack Salyer of Kingsport; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be conducted at Oak Hill Memorial Park following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 1270, Charlotte, N.C. 28201-1270.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Barney Cascal Addington

COEBURN, Va. - Barney Cascal Addington, 81, died Wednesday (June 7, 2000) at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va.

Mr. Addington was a local businessman for 33 years, 28 of which he was owner and operator of Addington Chevrolet and retired in 1980.

He also served as Mayor for the town of Coeburn for several years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, charter member of U.C.T. and member and deacon advisor of the Church of the Living God, Pillar, Ground and Truth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Washington and Cora Irene McConnell Addington; two brothers, Hubert Benjaman and Max Earl Addington; and one sister, Clara Addington Hayes.

Surviving are a son, Billy Joe Addington, Coeburn, Va.; a daughter, Sharon Addington Austin, Coeburn, Va.; a sister, Eulala Castle, Nickelsville, Va.; special friends, Ann Keith, Coeburn, Va., Peggy Jo Bishop, Blountville and Joy Smallwood, Kingsport; five grandsons, Greg Addington, Brandon Addington, Steve Austin, Jerry Austin and Michael Austin; two granddaughters, Angie Addington Hutson and Cassandra Austin; one great-granddaughter, Beth Hutson; and several nephews and nieces.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. today at Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va., and anytime at the home of a daughter, Sharon Austin.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tom Monohan, the Rev G.D. Peters, the Rev. Scott Powers and Sister Buretta Dye officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bess Ruth (Ashworth) Addington

GATE CITY, Va. - Bess Ruth Ashworth Addington, 66, passed away Saturday (June 18, 2005) at Brookhaven Manor. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

She was born and raised in Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Benjamin Addington; parents, Vincent Henry and Loudemia Steffey Ashworth; brother, Robert Ashworth; granddaughter, Hollie Addington; foster uncle, Bruce Williams.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda and husband Oran Moles, Gate City, Lisa and husband Robert Kilgore, Nickelsville, Va.; stepdaughters, Veronica and husband Kenny Hale, Gate City, Kathy and husband Russ Taeger, Miamisburg, Ohio; sons, Brent and wife Connie Addington, Duffield, Va., Henry Addington, Dayton, Ohio; stepson, Royce and wife Billie Addington, Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Marilyn Widner, Ricky Kilgore, Brandon Kilgore, Rachael Addington, Cierra Moles, Megan Kilgore, Breanna Moles, Amy Kilgore, Tanner and Trevor Addington; eight step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline and husband Gary Moore, Church Hill; sister-in-law, Barbara Ashworth, Gate City; brothers, Paul and wife Rita Ashworth, Nickelsville, Va., Eric and wife Marcia Ashworth, Noblesville, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

Family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers of Brookhaven Manor and Adventa Hospice.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Brenda Moles.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Buddy Legg will be officiating.

Interment will be at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Scott County Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 369, Gate City, VA 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Patton Addington

Charles (Chuck) Patton (Pat) Addington, 79, of Kingsport, passed away Thursday October 10th [2013] at Indian Path Hospital as a result of complications from illness. He passed peacefully and expressed gratitude and love of those that had shared his life and that he was ready for the Lord to take him home.

Chuck was born in Scott County, VA and lived in Memphis, TN and Phoenix, AZ most of his life, but had returned to Kingsport, TN three years ago. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served our country for two terms (eight years). He then joined the Army Corp of Engineers and retired to Phoenix, AZ after 31 years of service; where he received several decorations and commendations.

He is preceded in death by; his parents, Henry Farley (H.F.) Addington Jr. and Idah Larkey Lawson; his wife, Mary Thomas Addington of Phoenix; his son, James Michael (Mike) Addington [d. 21 Apr 2008] of Phoenix; sisters, Mrs. Earl (Peggy) Harrison of Kingsport, Mrs. Doyle Cotton (Janice) Jones of Kingsport and Mrs. Merle (Susie) Fisher of Fisherville, VA; and brother John Spencer Addington of Baltimore, MD.

He is survived by; his daughter, Patricia Ann Addington of Phoenix; his step son, Carl Borer of Phoenix; his three grandchildren, Mrs. Brian (Amy) Peters of Phoenix, Mrs. Cory (April) Reuna of Prescott, AZ, and Brandon Addington of Phoenix; his four great grandchildren, Hannah and Aaron Reuna, Anastasia and Michael Brandon Addington; his sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Alice) Randolph and Mrs. Ralph (Freddy) Sue Lawson both of Kingsport; his brothers, Tom Henry (and wife Wanda) Addington of Gate City, Va, Henry Farley (Butch) (and wife Sandy) Addington III of Bel Air, MD, Billy Addington of New York City and Anson Walcott (Buster) Addington of Baltimore, MD, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Chuck was a very special person and will be greatly missed and remembered with loving memories by those who shared his life. Family and friends will celebrate his life on Saturday, October 26th at 10 a.m. at Gate City Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at the Addington Frame Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to Addington Frame Cemetery Maintenance Fund, c/o Mrs. Polly McConnell, 3717 Hendricks Hill Dr., Smyrna, TN 37167.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Indian Path Hospital staff for the compassion and loving care they provided to him while in the hospital.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Irene (McConnell) Addington

KINGSPORT - Clyde Irene McConnell Addington, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday ( April 30, 2005 ) at Sunbridge Care and Rehab Center after a short illness.

She was born in Ft. Blackmore , Va. , on Jan. 7, 1913 and was a former resident of Coeburn before moving to Kingsport after retirement.

She was a member of Crossroads Methodist Church , past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Long Island Chapter and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a graduate of Radford College and taught in the Wise County and Sullivan County School Systems for 40 years. She loved her years of teaching and all her students.

She was a talented writer and wrote short stories and a McConnell family history book. Mrs. Addington was an amateur artist and painted mainly local scenes with watercolors. She had a great appreciation for all types of music and loved dancing. She also enjoyed playing bridge and reading.

She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband of 51 years, Lawton Craft Addington; her parents, Dr. Robert Watson McConnell and Annie Stallard McConnell; her sisters, Lois Benton, Ruth Trent and Evelyn Smith; brothers, Sam McConnell and Hoyt McConnell.

She is survived by her twin brother, Robert Rhea McConnell, Kingsport; four nieces, Christine Barker, Ruth Colley and Helen House, all of Kingsport, and Shirley Palmer, Johnson City; seven nephews, Walton McConnell, Kingsport, John Fred Trent, Cocoa, Fla., Dr. Joe Trent, Stamford, Conn., Dr. Bill McConnell, Greenville, N.C., Jimmy Smith, Arlington, Tex., Douglas Benton, Biloxi, Miss., Bill Benton, Miami, Fla.; her late husband's nieces, Louise Ramey, Richmond, Va., Karen McGraff, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one nephew, Jimmy Addington, Huntsville, Ala.; several great-nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Rae Mullins officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ft. Blackmore Methodist Church , Ft. Blackmore , VA 24250 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Cora Irene (McConnell) Addington

NICKELSVILE, Va. - Mrs. Cora McConnell Addington, 82, of Valley Creek Community died in Holston Valley Community Hospital, Kingsport, at 8:20 a.m. Saturday [5/29/1965] after a lingering illness. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Her husband, W. Bee Addington, died in February.

Surviving are daughters Mrs. Clara Stanich of Coeburn and Mrs. Eulala Castle, Nickelsville; sons, Hubert, Nickelsville, and Barney Addington, Coeburn; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel in Weber City. Rev. G. D. Peters and Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler will conduct the service. Burial will be in the McConnell family cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 30, 1965

Submitted by Don Lane

Delia Victoria (Addington) Addington

GATE CITY - Mrs. Delia Victoria Addington, 89, died Tuesday afternoon in Kingsport's Holston Valley Community Hospital.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and a member of the Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Opal Addington, Gate City; half-sistsrs, Mrs. Carrie Linkous and Mrs. Bessie Linkous, both of Church Hill; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1973)

Kingsport Times
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Delmar Dalton Addington

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Delmar Dalton Addington, 87, of Route 2, Box 90, Nickelsville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (May 18, 2004) at his residence after an extended illness.

He was a farmer in Scott County, Va., where he attended the Copper Creek (Addington Frame) Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh M. Addington and Mattie E. Smith Addington; three sisters, Louella Hilton, Lyndell Addington and infant, Elva Lucille Addington; two brothers, Larlyn Addington and infant, R.G. Addington; and an infant great-grandson.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Leta McConnell Addington of the home; daughter, Doris Keith and husband Carl of Gate City, Va.; son, Allen L. Addington of Nickelsville; a sister, Virginia Addington of Nickelsville; a sister-in-law, Edith Addington of Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Bruce Addington and wife Janelle of Nickelsville, and Gladstone Addington and wife Margaret of Sheffield, Ala.; three grandchildren, Kendal Keith and wife Edna, Michael Keith and wife Debra, and Roger Keith and wife Karen; three great-grandchildren, Michael Keith Jr., Corey Keith and Cody May; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the home of his daughter.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ecker Head officiating.

Music will be provided by the Copper Creek Church Singers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Addington Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m.

Pallbearers are Kendal Keith, Michael Keith, Roger Keith, Michael Keith Jr., C.M. Bond, Tim Addington, Jamie Culbertson and Danny Addington.

Honorary pallbearers are Clarion Fletcher, Victor Hammonds, Joe Price, Henry Ecker and the deacons of the Copper Creek Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.

Memorial contributions made be made to Addington Frame Cemetery Fund, c/o Bruce Addington.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving the Addington family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dorothy Lee (Brooks) Addington

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Lee Brooks Addington, 80, of the Gravely community, departed to heaven at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center from an apparent heart attack.

Born in Kingsport, she was raised in the Yuma community in Scott County, Va., residing in Virginia until 1951 when her family moved to Kingsport.

She was an active member of Gravely Baptist Church, where she had been faithful for 50 years. She was president of the Women's Missionary Union at various time periods for 29 of those years. Additionally, she taught Sunday school, Discipleship Training, and Vacation Bible School, as well as serving on many other church committees.

She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bayard Addington in March of 1988; her parents, James Arthur Brooks and Nancy Haynes Brooks; and a brother, James A. Brooks Jr. in 1993.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald Addington and wife, June, Eureka, Mo., Mark E. Addington and wife, Judy, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Angela) Kirchgestner, Beaverton, Or., Mrs. Mike (Carolyn) Wilson, Hammond, La.; grandchildren, Kristi Brookshire, Erika Suerth and husband, Paul, Nikki Cory and husband, Jeff, Allison Suttle, Brittany Suttle, Brinley Addington and Breven Addington; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Cory and Kira Suerth.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gravely Baptist Church with Pastor David Salley and the Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating.

The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Trent Jr., Carlos Dickerson, Claude Riner, Terry Bennett, Bobby Anderson, Nelson Quillen, Mike Cassell and Larry Prillhart.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Burchette, Harold Derrick, Robert Wininger, Clarence Caldwell and Howard Bolden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gravely Baptist Church WMU, Gravely Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

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Frances Ann Addington

OAK RIDGE - Ms. Frances Ann Addington, 53, 120 Parsons Road, died Thursday ( May 7, 1992 ) in Oak Ridge .

She was a native of Sullivan County , had lived in Scott County during her younger life and had been a resident of Oak Ridge for several years.

She was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilford Cromwell Addington in 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Ms. Shana Quillen McBee, Oak Ridge; two sons, Richard Don Quillen Jr., Mobile, Ala., and Kevin Jerome Quillen, Largo, Fla.; one grandson; her mother, Kila Collins Addington, Gate City; two sisters, Mrs. Fostina Ruth Cornett, Gate City, and Mrs. Wanda Louise Johnson, Kings­port; two brothers, James Boyd Addington, Manassas, Va., and Thomas Howard Addington, Pow­ell, Tenn.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Scott County Funeral Home and also at the residence of Kila Addington, Wadlow Gap Road .

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James E. Whedbee officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kingsport Times-News
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Fred Ezra Addington

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Mr. Fred E. Addington, 73, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning (Sept. 1, 2002) at his residence after a long battle with cancer.

The son of the late Everett and Norma Addington, he was born January 22, 1929 in Scott County, Va., and moved to Kingsport in the early 1950's, coming back to the farm he loved in 1980.

He was a member of Addington Frame Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.

He was a member of Nickelsville Fidelity Lodge #173, Order of Eastern Star Chapter #188, Scott County Shrine Club, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and the Jericho Shrine.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He retired from Mead Corp. after 41 years of service.

In addition to his parents, his first wife, June Gillenwater Addington in 1959; one brother, Glenn E. Addington; and infant granddaughter, Rachel Addington preceded him in death.

Mr. Addington is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marie Stapleton Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Darell Dougherty, Nickelsville, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and June Addington, Ronnie and Lisa Addington and Anthony (Tony) and Deanna Addington, all of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Shellie Ward, Brian, Chris, Rosanna, Pam, Megan and Logan Addington, Crystal, Kayla and Robyn Dougherty; one great-granddaughter, Cameron Brooke Ratliff; mother-in-law, Daphne Stapleton, Nickelsville, Va.; two stepgrandchildren, Lori Arms and Brandon Bowles; one sister, Eileen Castle, Hampton, Va.; special foster family, Gary, Becky, Brittany, Kevin, Kyle and Cody Murray, South Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church (located by the Scott County Vocational School) and other times at the residence. Fidelity Lodge #173 will conduct Masonic services following the visitation at 8 p.m.

Eastern Star services will be conducted in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday by the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #188.

Elder Eckel Head and Elder Roger Manring will conduct funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. The Addington Frame Singers will provide music.

Burial will follow the services at the Addington Frame Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va., with military graveside rites conducted by the Honor Guard of VFW Post #9864. Tom Addington, Jerry Larkey, Mark Stallard, Ralph Sage, Clifford Estep and Roger Addington will serve as pallbearers.

Members of Masonic Lodge #173 will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Donations may be made to the Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
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Glen Edwin Addington

SNOWFLAKE, Va. - Glen Edwin Addington, 32, died at the Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4:40 p.m. Thursday [ April 17, 1958 ] after a brief illness.

He was a life-long: resident of Scott County and had taught school until the last of January. He was a member of the Ewing Chapel Methodist Church .

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jenniwood Hartsock Addington of Snowflake; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everette L. Addington of Nickelsville, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Eileen Castle of Hampton, Va.; one brother, Fred E. Addington of Kingsport; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Addington of Nickelsville; Mrs. H. J. Addington of Nickelsville.

Funeral services are incomplete.

The body is at the Scott County Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, April 18, 1958)

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Funeral arrangements for Glen Edwin Addington, who died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday [ April 17, 1958 ] will be held at the Nickelsville Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. W. L. Gates, the Rev. D. E. Pagans and the Rev. John Robert Gardner will be in charge of services. Burial will be in the Nickelsville Cemetery .

He was a member of the American Legion Post 230 of Nickelsville and served as Chaplain. He was also superintendent of the Sunday School at Ewing Chapel Methodist Church , and was a teacher at the Nickelsville High School .

Pallbearers include, Herman McConnell, Earl McConnell. W. K. Wilhelm, Joe Layne. Robert Pendleton, H. Kyle Smith, Bill Carter, Role M. Godsey and T. C. McConnell.

The body will be taken to the residence at 10 a. m. Saturday from the Scott County Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, April 19, 1958)

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Julia Kate (Broadwater) Addington

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Kate Broadwater Addington entered into rest Monday (May 30, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Addington was born in North Carolina, daughter of the late William Alexander and Clara McConnell Broadwater.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Addington; sisters, Jacqueline B. Quillen, Fannie B. Repass, Pauline B. Richmond and Ruth B. Carter; brothers, Charles E. Broadwater and William M. Broadwater.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Jane Addington, Lexington, Ky.; son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Kay Addington, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Ashley Kay Allen and husband, Clint, Knoxville, Allison Kimbler and husband, Chris, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Thomas Allen, Abigail Grace Allen, Erin Elizabeth Allen, Sara Lindsey Allen and Noah Abram Kimbler; sister, Jo B. Bledsoe, Gate City, Va.; and brothers, B.J. Broadwater, James L. Broadwater Sr. and Riley Broadwater, all of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Special caregivers, Judy Barnette, Teresa Benton, Sue Burton, Fay Fansler and Shirley Lane.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Music will be provided by Jim Belt Baker.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.

Edward Hagan Richmond Jr., William Frank Richmond, Thomas Carter, George Carter, Jason Broadwater, Charles Riley Broadwater, Alex Broadwater and James L. Broadwater Jr. will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

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Henry Farley Addington Jr.

H. F. Addington, Jr., 58, of 5901 St. Regis Rd., Baltimore, died of a heart attack Saturday [11/3/1973] at St. Joseph's Hospital in Baltimore.

He was a son of the late Henry Farley and Sophia Addington of Scott County, Va.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Phyllis Addington; sons, Charles of Memphis; Tom, Kingsport; Henry III, Billy, Ansen and Johnny Addington, all of Baltimore; a step-son, Allen King, Baltimore: daughters, Mrs. Earl (Peggy) Harrison, Lakewood, Calif.; Mrs. Doyle (Janice) Jones, Kingsport, and Mrs. Merele (Susy) Fisher, Mechanicsville, Va.; and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Lois) Gilley, Gate City Route 1.

Ullrich Funeral Home of Baltimore is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1973)

Kingsport Times-News

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Herbert P. Addington

KINGSPORT — Herbert Addington, 86, of Kingsport, died Thursday evening ( June 25, 2009 ) at Holston Manor in Kingsport .

Known as “Cadillac Man” to many, he retired from Jack Daniels Texaco and was a former employee of Duffer & Taylor Texaco, both in Kingsport . He was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of World War II. He loved to buy and sell at area flea markets.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hazel Addington; his parents, J. F. and Pearl Wampler Addington; one sister, Arletta Broadwater; four brothers, Sylvain, T. J., H. S. and Paul R. Addington.

Survivors include two brothers and one sister-in- law, Harding and Lena Addington and Karl Addington all of Kingsport; one sister-in- law, Alma Nelson Addington of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; one great-nephew.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p. m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home.

Interment will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at Philippi Cemetery . Steven Addington will officiate.

Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
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James Monroe Addington

HILTONS, Va. - James Monroe Addington, 69, of Route 1, formerly of Nickelsville, Va., departed this life early Tuesday morning (Dec. 18, 2001) at his residence.

A native of Scott County, he was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Addington and Opal Melinda Addington; and a brother, Edgar Addington.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Danny Howell, Hiltons; grandchildren, Jason and Christie Howell, Hiltons, and Richard and Jessica Howell, Nickelsville, Va.; great-grandchildren, Cheyanne Howell, Sierra Howell and Kayla Hartsock; brother, Lowell Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the caregivers at Nickelsville Manor.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the daughter.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Eckel Head and the Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Music will be provided by Copper Creek Church Singers.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Addington Family Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va.

The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Dougherty, Gary Dougherty, Bo Taylor, Steven Dougherty, Toby Lawson and J. Fred Sluss.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family cemetery, c/o Nell McConnell, P.O. Box 393, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
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James Robert Garfield Addington

NICKELSVILLE — James Robert Garfield Addington, 92, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport Saturday afternoon [11/17/1973] after a lingering illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a retired jeweler. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are: a stepdaughter, Mrs. G.T. (Ruby) Gibson, Whitesville, W. Va.; step-son Alvis Coleman, Barrett, W. Va., and several nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services for James Robert Garfield Addington of Nickelsville, Va. will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Mabe officiating. Burial will be in Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1973

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Kila (Collins) Addington

KINGSPORT - Kila C. Addington, 87, died at 5 p.m. Saturday ( June 15, 2002 ) at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda A. and William Johnson, after a long and courageous battle since 1967 with oral cancer and recently diagnosed metastic lung cancer. She departed this earthly life for her Heavenly home to be with Jesus, her best friend.

She was a loving wife for 61 years, a loving mother and grandmother. She devoted her life to her family and friends.

Born in St. Charles , Va. , on September 30, 1914 , Kila was the daughter of the late Matt and Estelle Collins. In her younger years, she was employed by Taylor Brothers Theater Organization in Gate City and Weber City , Va.

She was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Wilford C. Addington; a daughter, Frances A. Quillen; three sisters, Kate Bump, Ethel Dexter, Alice Sadler; and two half brothers, Walter Maness and Charlie Farley.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Fostina A. Cornett and husband Harold, Gate City, Va., Wanda A. Johnson and husband William "Dub", Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, James B. Addington and wife Sylvia, Manassas, Va., and Thomas H. Addington and wife Rebecca, Powell, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, Janet Davidson, Harold Cornett Jr., David Cornett, Jolene Lambert, Sherry Miller, Mitzi Hurd, James Addington Jr., Jennifer Dunsmore, Dr. James Addington, Richard Quillen, Kevin Quillen and Shana Peterson; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Bean officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be M.A. Lunsford, Maurice "Brownie" Price, Clive Elliott, Tommy Fleenor, Ernie Barker, Wayne Sottoway, Ronnie Phillips and Freddie Phillips.

The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emerald Youth Foundation, 1620 N. Central Ave. , Knoxville , Tenn. 37917 or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Rd. , Bristol , Tenn. 37620 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Leo Quillen Addington

GARLAND, Texas - Leo Quillen Addington, 29, a former Kingsport resident, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday [1/28/1964] at a hospital here, after a lingering illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard Addington. He was educated In Sullivan County schools, and was formerly employed by Southeastern Optical Co., and Alley Motor Co.

He had made his home in Texas for the past several years. At the time of his death, he was an employe of J. S. Walls Opticians of Dallas.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vivian Addington; one daughter, Leah Kay Addington; one son, Scott Addington, all of Garland; three sisters, Martine Addington, and Mrs. Virgil Myers, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Wallace Allay of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Starkman's Garland Road Chapel in Dallas. Gordon Kester will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, January 29, 1964

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Leta Jane (McConnell) Addington

Leta Jane McConnell Addington, 97, went to be with her Heavenly Father early Tuesday morning (May 22, 2012) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Leta was a loving homemaker and a devoted gardener. Mrs. Addington was the oldest member of Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame) where she faithfully attended as long as her health permitted.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband in 2004, Delmar D. Addington; parents, James and Myrtle Francisco McConnell; sisters, Irene Sweet, Audrey Addington, Neva Moore, and Faye Thomas; her brothers, Carl McConnell and Kenneth McConnell along with her infant great grandson.

Leta Addington is survived by her daughter, Doris A. Keith and husband, Carl G. (Gate City, VA); her son, Allen L. Addington (Nickelsville, VA); grandchildren, Kendal G. Keith and wife, Edna, Michael W. Keith, Sr. and wife, Debra, Roger L. Keith and wife, Karen; her great grandchildren, Michael Keith, Jr. and wife, Hannah, Corey Keith, Kaylee Keith, Anna Keith, and Cody May; two great-great grandsons, Izaak and Kaiden Keith; sister-in-law, Jessee McConnell; brothers-in-law, Bruce Addington and wife, Janelle, Gladstone Addington and wife, Margaret along with several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday (May 25, 2012) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Doris Keith.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday (May 25, 2012) at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rex McMurray and Rev. Daniel Smith officiating. Music will be provided by Copper Creek Church Singers and Steve and Flo Minton.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday (May 26, 2012) at 11 a.m. at Addington Frame Church Cemetery with Kendal Keith, Mike Keith, Roger Keith, Michael Keith, Darrell McConnell, and Larry Moore as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Addington Frame Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Addington Frame Cemetery Association, c/o Polly McConnell, 3713 Henricks Hill Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167.

A special thank-you goes out to the Brian Center for the special care of Leta Addington.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Addington family.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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Lowell Benton Addington Jr.

ROGERSVILLE - Lowell Benton Addington, Jr., 54, stepped into the light at 11:30 a.m. on Monday (June 26, 2006) at home in the arms of his wife as a result of a heart attack.

He was a born again Christian who loved the Lord. He always tried to witness for him and serve him daily. He loved Unicoi Chapel Church where he attended faithfully.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Will and Opal Addington and Will and Novella Farmer.

He is survived by the love of his life for 91/2 years, Venetta Addington; one son, Barry Addington and his mother, Barbara Penley, Duffield; parents, Lowell and Frankie Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; one sister, Linda Louise Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Billy Wayne Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; two nieces, four nephews, and their husbands, wives, a host of great-nephews and great-nieces, several aunts and uncles; his father and mother-in-law, Greg and Barbara Harr, Rogersville; brother-in-law and his wife, Tony and Melissa Harr, Surgoinsville; a host of friends and acquaintances because Lowell never met a stranger. He had a smile for everyone.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

Christian-Sells Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Martha Janelle (Donelson) Addington

June 30, 1931 - April 10, 2014

Nickelsville, VA - Janelle Donelson Addington passed away following a life of service devoted to her family, church and community. Born on June 30, 1931 in Scott County and passed on April 10, 2014 at her home. Janelle was the eighth child born to William J. and Ollie E. Donelson which preceded her in death.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Viola Maude Donelson, Clarice Donelson, Earl Donelson, Ada Ruth Donelson, Irene and husband Clyde Castle, Fred Donelson, and William Donelson Jr.; daughter-in-law Nina Addington.

Janelle grew up on a farm and loved to tell stories about her childhood including walking miles to school, working in tobacco and corn fields. Janelle graduated from Dungannon High School. Shortly thereafter she went to work as a telephone operator at Inter-Mountain Telephone Co. She married Bruce Addington June 9, 1950 and celebrated their 63rd anniversary June 9, 2013. To this marriage were born four children: Danny, Vivian, Douglas (deceased 1987), and Timothy. Janelle was devoted to her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed helping and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Janelle was always ready and willing to help with the sick, especially her older relatives. She loved the outdoors working with her many flowers, gardening, farming and fishing. Additionally, she loved to cook for her family, pastors, their families and her many friends. She was a devoted and loving wife, a caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all. Janelle was a previous member of Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church and would relay her childhood days and profession of faith. At the time of her death she had been a member of Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame) for many years and attended as long as she was physically able.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Preston Bruce and children Danny, Vivian and husband James Hall, Timothy and wife Susan; grandchildren, Justin Addington and wife Charity, Daniel Addington, Joseph Addington, Michael Addington and wife Nicole, Zachary Addington, Christopher Addington, Dee Dee Addington Hill and husband Bobby; great grandchildren, Jaelyn Faith Addington, Dalton Lee Addington, Olivia Addington; brother Eugene Donelson and wife Jean; brother-in-law Gladstone Addington; many nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Rex McMurray and Elder Bobby Brown officiating. Music will be provided by the Bowlin Family.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, family and friends.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City is serving the Addington family.

Carter-Trent/Scott Co Funeral Home obituaries at cartertrent.com

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Mary Josephine (Thomas) Addington

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Mary J. Addington, 69, died Monday (March 25, 2002) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.

Mrs. Addington, the wife of Charles P. Addington, formerly of Kingsport, also leaves a daughter, Patricia Addington; two sons, Michael Addington and Carl Borer; a sister, Cleta Parker; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all living in Arizona.

A Celebration of Life for Mary is scheduled for Saturday (April 6, 2002) in Phoenix.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Liver Foundation, 4545 E. Shea Blvd., Suite No. 255, Phoenix, Ariz. 85028, Mary J. Addington Memorial - NASH Student Research Fund.

Kingsport Times-News

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Mattie “ Lena ” (Breeden) Addington

Mattie (Lena) Breeden Addington, 86, Kingsport, died early Sunday morning June 12, 2011 at Wexford House. Born in Nickelsville Va. she had resided in Kingsport since 1963. Mattie was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company where she had worked as a lab technician. She was a member of Litz Manor Baptist Church and was also very active in Kingsport Senior Citizens Center .

Mattie was preceded in death by her parents Frank L. and Edna Hartsock Breeden, three sisters, and five half sisters.

She is survived by her devoted husband of thirty five years, Lilburn Harding Addington, Kingsport , foster son Ernest Harold Lucas and wife Linda, Bristol , Tennessee , and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation and care given by the 200 wing of Wexford House.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor Chris Alford officiating.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Litz Manor Baptist Church , 1383 Dewey Avenue , Kingsport Tn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home obituaries at www.hamlettdobson.com
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Maude Norene (Hartsock) Addington

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Maude Norene Hartsock Addington, 87, better known as "Granny Maude" passed away August 10, 2004 at Indian Path Medical Center , Kingsport .

She was a lifelong resident of Nickelsville , Va. She was a member of the Chapter 116 Eastern Star and the Rebekah Lodge # 86 of Nickelsville , Va. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Meades Chapel Baptist Church . She was a retired postmaster of the Nickelsville Post Office.

She was the daughter of the late Sherman and Orphia Hartsock.

Maude was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Addington; son, James H. "Buster" Addington, grandson, Rocky Addington and great grandson, Joe Lucas Brady Fleenor; step-daughters, Cleo Lewis and Jessee Craft and brothers, J.C. and Carl Hartsock.

Survivors include her son, Gary D. Addington and wife, Joyce, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Suprena and David Phillips, Darrick and Wendy Addington, Monique and Jason Carrico and LaVerne Addington; great-grandchildren, Tiffanie, Garrett and Raven Sluss, Tristan Salyer, Malachi Carrico and Savannah Fitzgerald and several step-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Ratliff and Jeanette Buchannan; and brother, Joe Hartsock.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Addington Family Cemetery in Nickelsville , Va. , with the Rev. G.W. White officiating. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Nickelsville Rescue Squad.

Kingsport Times-News
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Opal Mae Addington

GATE CITY -- Opal Mae Addington, 82, Route 4, Gate City, died 1 a.m. yesterday [ Jan 31, 1982 ] at her home after a brief illness.

A native of Scott County , she had attended Nottingham United Methodist Church .

Surviving is her mother, Mrs. Sallie E. Fletcher, Gate City .

Friends may call from 6-8 tonight at Warren Funeral Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Ray Lane and the Rev. J. W. Gott officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, February 1, 1982
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Opal Malinda (Addington) Addington

GATE CITY - Opal Malinda Addington, 71, of Addington Frame Community, died Wednesday in Holston Valley Community Hospital following a lingering illness.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Lowell Addington and James Addington, both of Gate City; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home of Scott County is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Opal Malinda Addington will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home with Elder Gerald Hopkins and Rev. Willie Jennings offciating. Burial will follow in the Addington Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be W.M. Addington, Robert Ashworlh, Paul Ashworth, Gary Moore, Toobe Addington, Doc Addington, Dewey Addington. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive frlends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, in charge.

(Kingsport News / Friday, Feb. 21, 1975)

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Paul Rexford Addington

KINGSPORT — Paul R. Addington, 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( Sept. 16, 2008 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Scott County , Va. (Nickelsville) and lived in Kingsport since 1946. Paul served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Nickelsville United Methodist Church and attended the First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City. After working over 38 years, Paul retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corp.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ina Mae Nickels Addington; his parents, J.F. Addington and Pearl Wampler Addington; a sister, Arletta Broadwater; and three brothers, Sylvain, T.J. and H.S Addington.

Survivors include his loving wife, Alma Nelson Addington of the home; three brothers, Harding Addington and wife, Lena, Hebert Addington and Karl Addington, all of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City, 211 W. Carters Valley Road .

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Larry Nelson and the Rev. David Morgan officiating.

Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard with Joe W. Byrd, chaplain.

Pallbearers will be Steve Addington, Randy Nickels, David Head, Wesley Hicks, Tommy McCracken and Roy Davis.

Carter Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Addington family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ruby Allen (Hammond) Addington

Mrs. Ruby Hammond Addington, 56, 1330 E. Center St., died at her home Saturday [7/27/1963] at 5:26 p.m. following a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Ketron Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Virgil Meyers, Martine Addington, Kingsport, Mrs. Wallace Alley, Church Hill; one son, Leo Addington, Garland, Tex.; her mother, Mrs. Rachel Hammond, Church Hill; one brother, Otis Hammond, Church Hill and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ketron Memorial Methodist Church with Rev. C. H. Browning and Rev. Stanley Harrison officiating. Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services to lie in state.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 28, 1963

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby (Bowman) Addington

POUND, Va. — Ruby Addington, 89, entered into rest Monday (Jan. 19, 2009) from the Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton, Va. after an extended illness.

Ruby was born Jan. 3, 1919 to the late Jim and Nellie (Shortt) Bowman. She was born and lived her entire life in Pound, Va. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Addington was preceded in death by her husband, Tollie Addington; a son, Kenneth Addington; brothers, Odus Bowman and Essie Bowman; and sisters, Lola "Granny" Gilley and Ollie Boggs.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Addington and wife, Vonnie Mae, Pound, Va.; a daughter, Janie Ellis and husband, Dick, Arlington, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Addington, Williamton, S.C.; three grandchildren, Roddy L. Addington, Pound, Va, Richard Ellis and Kavin Ellis, both of Arlington, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Yvonne O’quinn, Wise, Va. and Isaiah Addington, Pound, Va.; one great-great-grandson, Ezekiel O’Quinn; sisters, Glenita Bowman, Norton, Va., Nola Carter, Pound, Va., Doris Roberts, Pound, Va. and Beulah Phillips, Pound, Va.; brothers, Gary Bowman, Centerville, Va. and Franklin Bowman, Abingdon, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of services today at Baker Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Troy Belcher and the Rev. Luther Belcher Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pound, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. There will be a short ceremony at 11 a.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Baker Funeral Home is serving the family of Ruby Addington.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Susie Ann (Mumpower) Addington

KINGSPORT — Susie Ann Addington, 79, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 5 p.m. Monday ( Sept. 1, 2008 ) at her residence.

She was born in Saltville , Va. , on July 3, 1929 , she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Addie Reynolds Mumpower and had resided in this area since 1950.

Mrs. Addington was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jessie Casto.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Karl D. Addington of the home; one son, Steven D. Addington of Kingsport; one grandson, Vincent Karl Addington of Kingsport; one sister, Dorothy Taylor of Broad Fork, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence.

Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel with her nieces officiating.

Entombment will follow committal services at 1 p.m. Thursday in East Lawn Memorial Park ’s Mausoleum II. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Mausoleum II by 12:45 p.m. Thursday for services.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the Addington family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Violet Clarman (McConnell) Addington

Gate City, VA - Violet Clarman Addington, 84, Gate City, VA went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born October 4, 1927, the daughter of Erit Conrad and Bessie Broadwater McConnell.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Curtis M. Addington; grandson, Matthew Addington; sisters, Faye Stallard, JoAnn Osborne; and brother, Jack McConnell preceded her in death.

She was one of the original members of Midway Baptist Church when it was founded in1965 and was a faithful member for 47 years.

Surviving is her daughter, Linda Michelle Addington and Jeff Mann, Gate City, VA; son, Ernie Addington and wife, Helen, Gate City, VA; grandson, Gabriel Addington, Gate City, VA; sisters, Betty Herron, Gate City, VA and Janice Elliott, Cleveland, OH; special friend, Lucy Mann, Dungannon, VA; her faithful companions, CoCo and Sapoto; along with several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. George Willis and Rev. Coy Butler at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Midway Community in Scott County, VA. Jeff Mann, Chris Davidson, Jason Davidson, Gabriel Addington, Jordan Sluss, and Jay Gillenwater will serve as pallbearers. Clyde Gillenwater, Keith Davidson, and Gerald Fraysier will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

There will be a celebration of life at Midway Baptist Church, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Church and anytime at the home of her son.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Violet Clarman Addington.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Viola (Lawson) Addington

GATE CITY, Va. - Virginia V. Addington, 77, went to be with the Lord Monday (Sept. 2, 2002) at her residence after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., on June 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John Lawson and Ava Dockery Lawson. She had worked as a seamstress with Athena Industries.

Mrs. Addington attended Copper Creek Community Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shimel Addington Sr. (Aug. 2, 1995); one sister; and two brothers.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Michael Tipton, Gate City; sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Judy Addington, Kingsport, Billy and Judy Addington, Gate City, Shimel Addington Jr., Gate City; sisters, Marie Daugherty, Nickelsville, Va., and Loretta Compton, Kingsport; brother, J.R. Lawson, Indiana; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one special friend, Shirley Smallwood; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Gerald Hopkins officiating.

The Moneyhun Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Lawson, Gary Daugherty, J.R. Daugherty, Bobby Moore, Russell Compton and Danny Compton.

Grandsons, David Addington and Billy Addington Jr., will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Warren Linchfield Addington

Warren L. Addington, 69, of 522 West Sullivan St. died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4 a.m. Saturday after a long illness.

Formerly of Clinchco, Va., where he was a miner for the Clinchfield Coal Company before his retirement, he was a member of the Chase Odd Fellows Lodge No. 21 of Clintwood, Chase Encampment 19 of Coeburn and the Lick Fork Free Will Baptist Church near Coeburn.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mollie S. Addington; daughter, Miss Jearline Addington of Kingsport; son, David Addington, Darwin, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Pauline Mullins, Haysi, Va., and Mrs. Catherine Fletcher, Clintwood Rt. 1; brothers, Eugene, Clinchco, and Roy Addington, Haysi; and grandchildren, Cathy

Romesa and Michael Ray Addington.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday 7/28/1974)

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Submitted by Don Lane

William Brooks "Will" Addington

GATE CITY - Will Brooks Addington, 65, died at 2 a.m. Friday at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a lingering illness.

A native of Scoll County and a retired farmer, he lived in the Addington Frame Community. He was a brother of folk music singer "Mother Maybelle" Carter.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Opal Addington; sons, James M. and Lowell Addington, both of Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Norma Addington, Nickelsville, Mrs. Muriel Fuller, Knoxville; "Mother Maybelle" Carter, Nashville; brothers, M. B. Addington, Nashville; U. M. (Bug), Hiltons, D. J., Nickelsville; H. J. (Doc), Nobelsville, Ind., and Dewey Addington, Gate City; and five grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES Sunday, March 21, 1971)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Willard Edward Addington

W. Addington, Civic Leader, Dies At Office

Willard E. Addington, 45, Kingsport realtor, civic and church leader, died unexpectedly at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday [3/14/1951] at the office of Baker Realty Company which he headed.

Office employes said he came to work as usual but complained of a slight "heartburn." Shortly afterwards he collapsed. The Kingsport Lifesaving Crew was summoned but was unable to revive him.

Mr. Addington, who lived at 1330 Bristol Highway, was born in neighboring Scott County, Va., and had spent most of his life in Kingsport.

He was vice-president of the Optimists Club and a trustee and member of the Board of Stewards of Ketron Memorial Methodist Church in Lynn Garden. He was an active member of the Kingsport Real Estate Board.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruby Hammond Addington; three daughters, Mrs. Virgil C. Meyers, Mrs. Wallace Alley and Miss Martine Addington, and one son, Leo Addington, all of Kingsport; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Addington, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Thomason, Gate City, and Mrs. Dan Williams, Church Hill; two brothers, Henry C., Fall Branch, and Conley R. Addington, Houston, Tex,; and two grandchildren, Harry and Keith Meyers.

Funeral services will be held at Ketron Memorial Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Paul A. Barker, the Rev. Carl Bates and the Rev. Basil Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Friday, when it will be removed to the church to lie in state there until the funeral hour.

Pallbearers will be: Bill Bolton, Fred Ellison, Hubert Falin, Albert Lowe, Gale Baker, E. C. Patrick, Jesse C. Bowling, Walter Brooks, W. C. Bevins and J. B. Matherly.

THE KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, March 15, 1951

Submitted by Don Lane

Effie Jane (Williams) Adkins

WISE, Va. — Effie Jane Adkins, 94, passed away Thursday (July 23, 2009) at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Va.

She was a member of the Yorkshire Freewill Baptist Church in Manassas , Va. , attended Bull Run Baptist Church in Manassas , Va. and was a retired housekeeping supervisor from Prince William Hospital in Manassas , Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Adkins; and a son, James Adkins.

Surviving are three sons, Edford Adkins, Richard Adkins and Roger Adkins, all of Wise, Va.; five daughters, Louise Estep of Shelby Gap, Ky., Frances Anderson of Manassas, Va., Sue Day of Manassas, Va., Ada Webb of Jonesborough and Wanda Addington of Wise, Va.; a brother, Charlie Thacker of Norton, Va.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Randall Anderson officiating.

Burial and graveside committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Laurel Grove Cemetery Norton , Va. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession.

Sturgill Funeral Home, 1621 Norton Road SW , Wise , Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

M. Jaynell Phillips Adkins

M. Jaynell Phillips Adkins, 78, passed away Tuesday morning (Jan. 11, 2005) at her residence.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport), she was a member of West View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years (1998), Chester E. Adkins; her parents, Emanuel Christopher Phillips and Martha Myrtle Shelton Phillips; brothers, Edgar B. Phillips and M. Clarence Phillips; sister, Florence P. Charles.

Surviving are her daughter, Glenda R. Sprung; son, Timothy E. Adkins and wife, Karen; grandchildren, Teresa Fish and husband Wayne Paul, Jason Sprung, Stacey Adkins, all of Kingsport, and Leslie Adkins Meeks and husband Blaine of Church Hill; great-grandchild, Dylan Meeks of Church Hill.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mike Stout, Rev. Lonnie Wooten and Rev. Victor Tucker officiating.

Music will be provided by Larry Fleenor.

Burial will follow the funeral service at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Nephews and her church family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West View Baptist Church, Fairview Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or to Mountain States Health Alliance Hospice, c/o Kay Arnold, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Jaynell Phillips Adkins.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenna Sprung

Ora C. (Blevins) Wolfe Akers

KINGSPORT - Ora C. Akers, 92, of Shular Drive, went to be with the Lord late Sunday evening (Aug. 13, 2006) while at the Brookhaven Nursing Home following a long illness.

She was born Feb. 13, 1914, a daughter of the late Willard Oscar and Margaret Elizabeth Farmer Blevins of Scott County, Va. She was retired a cafeteria worker for the Scott County School System for approximately 17 years and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Kyle Wolfe; second husband, Mark Castle; and three husband, Claude Akers; one son, Lonnie Ed Wolfe; brother, Robert Blevins and sister, Leota Sheppard.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Shelby McDavid and husband Gary of Jonesborough; one grandson, Mike Rasnake of Cleveland, Va.; step-daughters, Linda Castle of Duffield, Va., and Betty Ramey of Nickelsville, Va.; one sister, Nannie Ramey of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Dora Alice Blevins of Norton, Va.; former daughter-in-law, Sandra Cole and husband Ted of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by Ruth and Earl Rose.

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powell Valley Memory Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions to be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Akers family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

David Burns Alley

(From State News Service) Gate City, Va. -- D. B. Alley, 76, well-known farmer and stockraiser, died Wednesday [12/9/1942] at 1 p. m. at his home in the Manville community, following an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Alley was a native of Scott County and spent all his life in this area. He is survived by his widow, Polly Pendleton Alley; two sons, J. W. [J. D.?] of Kingsport, and C. R. of Gate City; four daughters, Mrs. W. W. McConnell and Mrs. O. F. Gilliam of Gate City, Mrs. Edna Nichols of Clayton, Ind., and Mrs. E. E. Neeley of Clinchport, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Emma Templeton of Gate City.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p. m. at the Alley Church in his home community. The Rev. C. S. Pendleton, and the Rev. Josh Layne will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times of Thursday, December 10, 1942

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Norma Lee (Crook) Alley

Norma Lee Alley, 96, 3720 E. 75th St., Indianapolis, Ind., died while visiting her sister, Mrs. Donnie Dishner of Duffield at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kingsport.

    A native of Scott County , Va. , she was a housewife and a member of Postlic Church of Indianapolis , Ind.

    Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Callie St. Clair, Ironsburg , Ky. , Mrs. Lovely Alley, Kingsport and Mrs. Will (Donnie) Dishner, Duffield , Va. ; and one brother, Logan Crook, Weber City , Va.

    Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

    A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. William Kendrick officiating.

    The body will be taken to the Henry W. Moore Funeral Chapel in Indianapolis , Ind. , where funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(from obituary in ' Kingsport Times' of Thursday, July 26, 1984 )

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Myrtle (Osborne) Alvis

ERWIN — Myrtle Osborne Alvis, 97, of Erwin, passed away, Friday (April 25, 2008) at Erwin Health Care.

Mrs. Alvis was born Nov. 5, 1910, a daughter of the late, Boone and Lily Osborne.

She had worked for Borden Mills and at the Charles Dewitt Byrd Post # 3382 of the VFW.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Alvis; two brothers; and a daughter.

Survivors include her son, Ralph Alvis and wife, Anne of Andalusia, Ill.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Graveside services will follow at 12:30 in East Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. David Salley officiating.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the Alvis family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Wayne "Buzz" Anderson

Mr. David Wayne "Buzz" Anderson, 57, Ft. Blackmore, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, December 26, 2011 at Heritage Hall, Big Stone Gap, VA.

Mr. Anderson was born in Sullivan County, TN on December 13, 1954 to Marie Begley Anderson and the late J. D. Anderson (1991); grandparents, Howard and Vernie Pierson Anderson and Emory and Nannie Frazier Begley.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Marie B. Anderson, formerly of Ft. Blackmore, VA, are his brothers, Danny Anderson, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Jackie Anderson, and wife, Betty, Steens, MS; sisters, Janice Ball and husband, Rick, Kingsport, TN, Wilma Bush and husband, Tommy, Duffield, VA, Teresa Dorton, and husband, Carl, Yuma, VA, Lynn Kilgore and husband, Jimmy, Kingsport, TN, and Dorinda Sproles and husband, Jim, Mendota, VA; and along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. A eulogy will be given by the Rev. Jim Sproles.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Pierson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Brothers-In-Law and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Heritage Hall Nursing Home, and to Dr. Lawrence Fleenor, Jr., and Jane Gilliam, RN.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of David Anderson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gloria Ellen (Atkins) Arnold

KINGSPORT — Gloria Ellen Atkins Arnold was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday (Jan. 6, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with lengthy illness’s, since the age of 16.

She was born May 7, 1959 in Sullivan County and graduated from Ketron High School and was medically retired from Tennessee Eastman Co.

Mrs. Arnold was of the Holiness faith, attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Orebank and was a saved child of God.

The family would like to thank special friend, Judy Flannigan, the nurses of Wellmont Home Care and everyone who shared their love and prayers for Gloria.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Hope Arnold; paternal grandparents, Hettie and Bill Atkins; maternal step-grandfather, John Haynes; and by several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Mrs. Arnold is survived by her mother and father, Betty and Paul Atkins; g r a n d m o t h e r, Myrtle

Haynes, all of the home; one sister, Muriel Horne and husband, Jerry; two brothers, Marvin Atkins and wife, Angela and Michael Atkins and wife, Jeannie, all of Kingsport; special nieces and nephews, Kristi and Angel Minor, Angie, Thomas, Justin and Amanda Atkins. Jessica, Layla and Cassie Atkins; and great-niece, Ariel; multiple cousins, aunts and uncles; husband, Jimmy Lynn Arnold; two step-sons, Dale Arnold and wife, Angie and Donnie Arnold and wife, Penny; precious granddaughters, Harley, Christina and Billie, all of Rogersville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence, 428 Astor St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Tony Adinolfi officiating.

A graveside service to celebrate Gloria’s life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Garden of David in East Lawn Memorial Park. Those attending the graveside service are asked to assemble at the gravesite by 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for services.

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ora Arrington

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ora Arrington , 82, died Friday (Jan. 14, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on June 10, 1917 to the late William and Jenny Reed Arrington . Mr. Arrington was a retired farmer, was of the Holiness faith and attended Fairview Church of Jesus Christ.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Annabelle Gilreath; and two brothers, J.R. (June) Arrington and Omer Arrington .

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Lillie Gilliam Arrington, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and J.C. Qualls, Fairview, Va.; two sisters, Oma Goins, Rogersville and Juanita McMillan, Duffield, Va.; one brother, Carson Arrington , Duffield, Va.; grandson, Michael Qualls, Fairview, Va.; great-great-granddaughter, Lora Michelle Qualls; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the daughter's residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Coffey officiating. Music will be by Melody Men.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Pallbearers will be Frank Berry, Paul Berry, Johnny Berry, Kedric Berry, Jack Goins, Rex Gilreath.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Ilene (Peters) Adinolfi

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Ilene Peters Adinolfi, 72, went to be with our Lord at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday (April 6, 2004) in the emergency room at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Gate City, Va., on Dec. 6, 1931, she was the daughter of Bascom "Slemp" Peters of Gate City, and the late Macie Mae Taylor Peters. She had resided in this area since 1973, moving from York, Pa. Mrs. Adinolfi and her husband owned and operated Tony's Pizza.

She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ (Orebank).

Mrs. Adinolfi will be remembered as a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and mother-in-law who loved the Lord and His creations.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Salvatore V. "Sal" Adinolfi Sr., in 1999; one son, Salvatore V. "Bud" Adinolfi Jr.; one daughter-in-law, Jeanne Harkleroad Adinolfi; one brother, Allen Peters; and one sister, Wanda Peters.

Survivors include her father, Bascom "Slemp" Peters of Gate City, Va.; her children, Palma Adinolfi Hawkins, Pastor Anthony M. Adinolfi and wife, Carol Joy, Marsha Adinolfi Lynch and Patrick Joseph Adinolfi and wife, Rena, all of Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Johnna Guy Adinolfi of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren, Salvatore V. "Sonny" Adinolfi III, Melody Adinolfi, Joshua Ramsey, Palma Roberts, Antonia Adinolfi, Joseph White, Stefani Adinolfi, Patrick Adinolfi II, Aaron Adinolfi, Jonathan Lynch and Anthony Michael Lynch; two step-grandchildren, Johnathon Foulk and Benjamin Foulk; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Adinolfi, Andrew Ketron and Hannah Roberts; three sisters, Dana Bowen, Mary Jo Peters and Judy Peters, all of Gate City; six brothers, Preston Peters of Gate City, Cecil Peters of York, Pa., Harlan Peters of Kingsport, Gary Peters of Hiltons, Va., Claude Peters of Gate City, and Nelson Peters of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence of a son, Pastor Anthony M. Adinolfi.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home. Pastor Anthony M. Adinolfi and Evangelist Mildred Osborne will officiate.

Special music will be provided by Jeff Pierson.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Everlasting Life #1 in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Joey White, Patrick Adinolfi II, Ben Foulk, Salvatore Adinolfi III, Brian Peters, Joshua Ramsey, Aaron Adinolfi and Timothy Roberts.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ (Orebank), 5836 Orebank Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Adinolfi family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Salvatore V. "Sal" Adinolfi Sr.

KINGSPORT - Salvatore V. "Sal" Adinolfi Sr., 72 225 Gravely Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday night (Feb. 16, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center after a period of declining health.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Antonio and Palma Caliendo Adinolfi. He lived in York, Pa., where he was a former officer of the Auxillary Police and also served with the Capitol Police in Harrisburg, Pa. He came to Kingsport in 1973, where he made his home and owned and operated Tom's Pizza and Buds' Billiards. He was retired from Cole Steel and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Salvatore ``Bud'' Adinolfi Jr.; a sister, Margaret Rose Walker; and a brother, Thomas Adinolfi .

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Peters Adinolfi ; two daughters, Palma Adinolfi Hawkins, Kingsport, and Marsha Adinolfi Lynch, of the home; two sons, Anthony Adinolfi and Patrick Adinolfi , both of Kingsport; a sister, Anna Morris, York, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Richard Dice and the Rev. Neil Huff officiating.

Graveside services with full military honors rendered by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Deborah Ann (Williams) Adkins

ROME, Ga. - Deborah Ann Adkins, formerly of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2006) at her residence.

Deborah was born in Sullivan County on Feb. 24, 1954. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She will be missed by friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Ray Williams, Sr.; one brother, Wallace Ray Williams, Jr.; and nephew, Wallace Ray Williams III.

Surviving are her husband, David Adkins; two sons, Chris Dykes of Houston, Tex., and Kevin Dykes of Kingsport; one daughter, Dinah Herndon and her husband, Rex, of Ranger, Ga.; mother, Ruby Williams; sister, Judy Canty and husband, James; brother, Gary Williams and wife, Linda, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy Mae (Mellons) Agee

Mrs. C. W. Agee, 79, died at her home at 501 Virgil Ave., at 8:30 a.m. Sunday [2/28/1954], after an illness of nine weeks.

She was born in Hawkins County, but had lived in Sullivan County since early childhood.  She was a member of the Westview Baptist Church.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1947.

Surviving are ten children: Mrs. N. P. Begley, Mrs. Henry Shoaf, Mrs. Floyd Childress, Mrs. Fred King, Mrs. Orlie Noe, Mrs. John Barnes, Charlie Agee, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Henry Sanders of Gate City. Va., Mrs. Fred Tillett, Indianapolis, Ind, Erwin Agee of Cookeville; one brother, James Mellons, Church Hill; 35 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. G. C. Coldiron and Rev. Gerald Price in charge.  Burial will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers:  W. E. McConnell, Bill Hardin, Kyle Lawson, Harold Johnson, Ervin Powers and Sam Barnes.

The body was moved to the home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Kingsport Times, Monday, March 1, 1954

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Betty Lois (Jennings) Akers

GATE CITY - Betty Lois Akers, 60, of Route 1, died Sunday morning (June 6, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., a homemaker and a member of Tipton's Chapel Church.

She was a preceded in death by her parents, Hayden Jennings and Lula Hammond Jennings; sister, Marylin Jennings; brothers, Marlin, Gene, Fred and Bill Jennings.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Akers, Gate City, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Akers and Allen Morelock, Kingsport, Patsy Akers and Rickey Rhoton, Gate City, Va., Tammy Akers, Kingsport, Dana Akers and Roger Frazier, Fort Blackmore, Va.; son, Ricky Akers, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Travis Morelock, Dallas Morelock, Travis Akers, Nathaniel Akers and Brittany Rhoton; sisters, Maggie Waycaster, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Bill (Carolyn) Arnold, Thailand; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Janice Jennings, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Combs, the Rev. M.D. Hyatt and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Burial will follow in the Carter Family Cemetery.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clifford Junior Akers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Clifford J. Akers, 75, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (May 1, 2001) at Methodist Hospital Norton in Memphis, Tenn.

He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Range Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Hazel Carter Akers; one daughter, Reva Pamauro, Memphis, Tenn.; one son, M. Duane Akers, Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Akers, Kingsport.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday (May 4, 2001) in Memphis, Tenn.

Burial was in the Memory Hill Garden Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital (Epilepsy Foundation), Memphis, Tenn.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport-Church Hill.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maggie Elizabeth (Jennings) Waycaster Greenings Taylor Akers

GATE CITY, Va. - Maggie Elizabeth Akers, 70, entered into rest Sunday (July 2, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Aug. 3, 1935.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hayden and Lula Jennings; brothers, Fred, Marlin, Bill and Gene Autry Jennings; sisters, Marilyn Jennings and Betty Akers.

Survivors include her husband, James Akers, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Rhonda Stevens, Unionville, Va.; sons, Mark Waycaster, Gate City, Va., and Phillip Waycaster, Watsontown, Pa.; sister, Carolyn Arnold, Hilliard, Ohio; brother, Paul Jennings, Church Hill; step-children (nieces and nephews), Trish Morelock, Sullivan Gardens, Tenn., Tammy Akers, Rock Springs, Tenn., Patsy Rhoton, Gate City, Va., Ricky Akers, Gate City, Va., and Dana Frazier, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Sanders, Rev. Jimmy Combs and Rev. James Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by Sandy Salling.

Burial will follow the service at Carter Cemetery, Copper Ridge Community.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Pendletons Freewill Baptist Church.

The family would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful caregivers of Hospice and Nursing Staff of Wilcox Hall at Holston Valley Hospital.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Elaine (Hartsock) Akers

Elaine Hartsock Akers , 68, Kingsport, died at 2 p.m. Sunday (May 10, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended period of ill health.

A native of Virginia, she lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was of the Apostolic faith.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Akers and Judy Stewart, both of Kingsport, and Lori Price, Church Hill; two sons, Eddie Wayne Akers , Fairfax, Va., and Hal Akers , Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Wayne Harless officiating.

Entombment will be at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyne (Hood McClure) Adkins

Evelyne Hood McClure Adkins, 69, 949 Fairview Ave., Kingsport, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born in Norton, Va., she lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of the Kingsport Pilot Club, the Fairview No. 80 Chapter of OES, the Senior Citizens Club and played the piano for the Happy Day Singers. She was a lifetime member of West View Missionary Baptist Church and was the pianist for the Clouds Bend United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Fields, Georgia Case, Margaret Davies and Eunice Holland; a brother, Hobert Hood; her parents, Henry and Nellie Hood; and her foster parents, George and Vennie McClure.

Surviving are her former husband, George Earl Adkins : three daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Linda) Willis, Ms. Jimmie Marie Kimbler and Mrs. Donnie (Shirley) Copas, all of Kingsport; sons Michael Adkins , Kingsport, and Kenneth and daughter-in-law Lee Adkins , Spanaway, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a foster sister, Marlene Bragg, Kingsport; three sisters, Jessie Castle, Kingsport, Mrs. Jack (Rubye) Martin, San Antonio, Texas, and Kathleen Pitts, Dayton, Ohio; two half brothers, Henderson Hood, Kingsport, and Howard Hood, Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of the foster sister, 949 Fairview Ave.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Stout and the Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to West View Baptist Church or Clouds Bend United Methodist Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Walker Ailstock

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. - John Walker Ailstock, 64, died Saturday (July 23, 2005).

He was born Dec. 1, 1940 in Washington, D.C. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, retiring after 20 years of service. He was a graduate of Covington, Virginia High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Triden Tech in Charleston, S.C., and was a member of the Men's Golf Association at Clarksville Country Club.

Surviving are his wife, Anna May Lamb Ailstock; four sons, Eddie and wife Debbie Ailstock of Laughlin, Nev., Tim and wife Kathy Ailstock of Naples, N.C., Mike and wife Heather Ailstock of Spartanburg, S.C. and Bruce and wife Darlene Ailstock of Coal Hill, Ark.; sister, Cheryl and husband Clinton Holland of Clarksville and a brother, David and wife Dody Ailstock of Jacksonsville, Fla.; mother-in-law, Nancy Lamb of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Almira and husband Warren Lane of Richmond, Va., Berniece Bledsoe, Shirley and husband Cecil Stapleton of Weber City, Va., Pauline and husband Paul Williams, Magline and husband Jim Raley of Seattle, Wash., Jean and husband Charles Dennison of Jonesville, Va.; brother-in-law, David and wife Mary Lamb of Hixson, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Lance Jones.

Burial was at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Clarksville.

Pallbearers were his golfing buddies.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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