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Connie J. (Stidham) Akers

Weber City, VA – Connie J. Akers, 81, loving mother and grandmother, of Weber City, Virginia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 18, 2013. Ms. Akers was born June 13, 1931 in Clay Morgan, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late William Morris Stidham and Margaret Bently Stidham. During her lifetime, Ms. Akers worked many years in the restaurant industry. Ms. Akers loved to cook. She was also a faithful Christian who loved to read her Bible, write poems and gospel songs. She truly loved the Lord. Ms. Akers was of the Baptist faith and attended Victory Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Akers is preceded in death by her husband, John E. Akers Sr.; her sister, Bea Murray; and 2 brothers, Frank Stidham and Roy Stidham.

Survivors of Connie J. Akers include 4 daughters, Norma Bennett and husband Bruce (Kiln, MS), Donna Hyatt (Kingsport, TN), Janice Litz (Blountville, TN), and Mary Cody (Blountville, TN); 3 sons, Woody Akers and wife Linda (Weber City, VA), Ronald Akers (Gate City, VA), and John Akers Jr. (Gate City, VA); 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 3 sisters; 3 brothers; special cousin and friend, Marlene Davidson (Gate City, VA); special friend, Betty Mann (Gate City, VA).

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA).

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 1:30 p.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Robert Meador III, Brian Younger, Matt Hensley, Jamie McDavid, Mike Davidson, Woodrow Akers, and Bruce Bennett will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Akers’ granddaughters, Pastor Scott Fields, and Victory Baptist Church for all of their love, care and support. Serving the family of Connie J. Akers is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

 

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Emily Grace Leeann Akers

GATE CITY, Va. - Emily Grace Leeann Akers, 2, of Route 1, passed away Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Emily was born on May 8, 2001 in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Arlie Bishop; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Akers.

Surviving are her parents, Travis and Rachel Akers, of the home; sister, Katlin Lois Beth Akers, of the home; maternal grandparents, Artie and Rhonda Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; paternal grandfather, Eddie Clendenin, Kingsport; paternal grandmother, Patsy Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; great-grandmother, Lura Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; great-grandparents, Emory and Stella Kern, Clinchport, Va.; great-grandfather, James Akers, Gate City, Va.; uncle and aunt, Jonathan and Crystal Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; aunt, Brittany Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; special cousin, Natalie Bishop, Clinchport, Va.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Kern Family Cemetery in Rye Cove, Va. Family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Anthony and Matthew Hensley.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Janette (Pierson) Akers

GATE CITY, Va. — Janette Pierson Akers, passed away Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009) at Brian Center, Weber City, Va.
Mrs. Akers was born on June 22, 1930 to Elbert C. and Neal Herron Pierson in Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Akers loved her family, her friends, and loved her "special" grandchildren.
Preceding her in death other than her parents, are brothers, Bascom, Calvin and Daught Pierson; sisters, Blanche Templeton, Hazel Christian, Pauline Counts, and Iva Nell Pierson.
Surviving are her husband, Glen R. Akers of the home; daughter, Linda Jackson and husband, Saunders, Gate City, Va.; son, Steve Akers and wife, Dianne, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Mike Jackson, Knoxville, Brandi Akers and fiance’, Zach Jones, Gate City, Va., Megan Akers, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Nancy Arnold, Kingsport and Clara Showalters, Crewe, Va.; brother, Kemp Pierson, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., also at the home of her son, Steve, 421 Spivey Mill Rd., Gate City, Va.
Services will be at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Danny Sykes officiating.
Music will be provided by Oak Glen Singers.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Williams, Gary Williams, Thomas Williams, Wayne Bellamy, Marty Combs and Randy Bates.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evangelist Ray Akers

GATE CITY, Va. - Evangelist Ray Akers, 75, entered into rest Wednesday (April 28, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He retired from Bays Mountain Construction Co., and Eastman Kodak after 40 years of service. After retirement, he was a local evangelist of the Baptist faith until his death.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on June 7, 1928 to the late Charlie Akers and Pearl Hammond Akers.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Janie Davidson and Lula Herron; brothers, Carl, Gladys, Howard and John Akers, infants, Otis and Willie.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Smith Akers, Gate City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Thomas (Renea) Adams, Kingsport; sons, Jimmy and Dennis Akers, both of Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Mary Lane, Clinchport, Va., and Mami Lee "Sis" Jennings, Yuma, Va.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Cousins will serve as pallbearers.

Area ministers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to thank Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, 2nd and 4th floor nursing staff.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rebecca "Becky" (Pierson) Akers

GATE CITY, Va. - Rebecca "Becky" Pierson Akers , 22, went to be with the Lord Saturday (April 24, 1999) at her residence. Born in Kingsport on Sept. 21, 1976, she was the daughter of Paul and Debbie Overbay Pierson. She attended Tipton's Chapel Church and graduated from Rye Cove High School.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ethel Watts; her grandfather, Kenneth Pierson; and her great-grandmother, Pearl Stata.

In addition to her mother and father, Debbie and Paul Pierson, Clinchport, Va., she was survived by her husband, Robert Lee Akers , Gate City, Va.; two sons, Brandon Lee and Anthony Akers , both of Gate City, Va.; one brother, Paul Clayton Pierson, Clinchport, Va.; grandparents, Howard and Ruth Overbay, Kingsport; great-grandmother, Dessie Hommel, Kingsport; several aunts, uncles and cousins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Nell Akers , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. M.D. Hite, Pastor Gary Endres and the Rev. Jimmy Combs. Music will be provided by the Harbor Lights Trio and Kenneth Davis.

Burial will be at the Falin Family Cemetery, Clinchport, Va. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Annis B. (Starnes) Owens Allen

GATE CITY, Va. - Annis B. Starnes Allen, 78, Route 1, went to be with the Lord Friday (Oct. 29, 1999) at her residence.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Chris and Ellen Salling Starnes ; and three brothers, Raymond, Loyd and Clinton Starnes .

Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Allen Sr.; one daughter, Connie Overington, Big Stone Gap, Va.; one son, Charles R. Allen Jr., Kiser, W.Va.; a granddaughter, Christine Allen, Cumberland, Md.; one sister, Edna Bare, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Patsy Mason.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Rea Allen Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Charles Rea Allen Sr., 84, of Route 1, passed away Wednesday ( Dec. 21, 2005 ) at his residence.

He was born in Baltimore , Md. , on Oct. 22, 1921 . He had worked as a loading dock superviser for Calvert Distillery. Mr. Allen was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annis Starnes Allen in 1999.

Surviving are his son, Charles Rea Allen Jr. and wife Joanna, Keyser, W.Va.; stepdaughter, Connie Overington, Norton, Va.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

The family will meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 68 , Gate City , Va. , to help with the funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Gladys (Jessee) Allen

KINGSPORT - Gladys Allen, 79, 2424 John B. Dennis Highway, went to be with the Lord at 4 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 1, 2000) in the emergency room of Indian Path Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Floyd Allen, on Sept. 21, 1994; and a daughter, Linda Allen Herron, on March 20, 1996.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Stallings, Lake Wylie, S.C.; two sons, Vernon Allen, Church Hill, and Charles Allen, Nashville; eight grandchildren, Lisa Norton, Gaffney, S.C., David Allen, Rogersville, Steve Doutt, Gaffney, S.C., Pam Allen, Church Hill, Lori Miller, Mount Carmel, Kim Carroll, Cross Plains, Tenn., Lance Herron, Kingsport, and Michael Allen, Mount Carmel; and eight great grandchildren, McCrae and Madison Norton, Heath Allen, Alyson and Dylan Miller, Rachel and Matthew Allen, and Tyler Herron.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bennie Keck officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Lester Allen

BORN: August 25, 1944
DIED: December 9, 2011
LOCATION: Duffield, VA

Allen, James Lester, 67, of Duffield, VA, passed away on Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2011) at Holston Valley Medical Center's Wilcox Hall in Kingsport, TN.

He was a lifetime resident of the Duffield, VA area and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wheeler O. and Maggie (Thompson) Allen; and by an infant brother, Marsell Allen.

He is survived by two brothers, Kermit Allen and wife, Brenda of Duffield, VA and Robert Allen of Kentucky; two sisters, Allie Marie Wallen and husband, Jack of Pennington Gap, VA and Margaret Kinsler of Pattonsville, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap, VA.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

Committal services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the Willis Cemetery in Blackwater, VA. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Allen family.

Holding Funeral Home obituaries at www.holdingfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Jeffrey "Jeff" Allen

JOHNSON CITY — Jeffrey "Jeff" Allen, 49, 3 Perry Cir. Apt. 3, Johnson City, died Monday (May 19, 2008) at his home.

Jeff was a son of Jack and Maria Allen. Mr. Allen was a native of North Platte, Neb., and had lived in the Johnson City area many years, and also in Hudson, Fla., for 3 years.

Prior to his disability in 1997, he was a patrol officer with the K-9 unit in Sullivan County.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Tina of the home; a son, Logan Allen of Blountville; two step-daughters, Ashley McMurray and Amanda and husband, Jeremy Pitts; a brother, Erich and wife, Pam Allen; a step-grandson, Garrett Pitts; and a niece Ciara Allen, all of Kingsport.

The family will begin receiving friends at 7 p.m. Friday at the Eagle Pointe Condominium Center located at 708 Sir Echo Drive, Kingsport.

Serving the family of Jeff Allen is Snyder’s Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Reba Janelle (Willis) Allen

SUMTER , S.C. - Reba Janelle Willis Allen, 62, passed away at her residence in Sumter , S.C. , Wednesday ( Jan. 5, 2000 ).

Born Jan. 18, 1937 , she was the daughter of the late Milum Newton and Laura Ann Pierson Willis. She was a graduate of Lynn View High School in Kingsport , Tenn. in 1955. She was last employed with McDuffie's Furniture Co. in Sumter , S.C. She was formerly of Kyles Ford, Tenn. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her, and truly a beautiful person inside and out.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Glynn Robert Willis.

Surviving are her husband, Frederick Ray Allen, Sumter, S.C.; four sons, Michael Allen, Scott Allen, Keith Allen and Mark Allen; two brothers, Thomas Milton Willis, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Marvin Newton Willis, Amarillo, Texas; nine half brothers and sisters, Lola Ova (Willis) Singleton, William Gale Willis, Rogan B. Willis, Millard Ray Willis, Peart Mitchell Willis, Guy Burley Willis, Mobee B. Willis, Erma I. (Willis) Fisher, and Milum Denver Willis; and six grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater , Va.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walter Willis officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the V.A. Cemetery at Mountain Home , Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Allen's name.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Roy Lynn Allen

MONTICELLO, Ind. - Roy Lynn Allen, 50, formerly of Wise, Va., died Monday (April 4, 1994) in Mulberry, Ind.

He was a truck driver for Isom Construction Co., a peacetime veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are a son, Wayne Lynn Horne, Monticello, Ind.; three sisters, Delores Culbertson, Wise, Va., Nadine Hopkins, Shel­byville, Tenn., Barbara Thuns­trum, Winston-Salem, N.C.; five brothers, Eddie Wayne Allen, Wise, Va., Gary F. Allen and Ti­mothy S. Allen, both of Norton, Va., Donald G. Allen, Big Stone Gap, Va., Jerry R. Allen, Lawton, Okla.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. Thursday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John McFall officiating.

Burial will be in the Add­ington-Hensley Cemetery with military graveside services by Norton VFW Post No. 4301 and Wise DAV No. 56.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Dona Gladys (Penley) Alley

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Gladys Alley, 88, went to be with the Lord Monday (March 9, 1998) at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

Born on April 19, 1909 in Scott County, Va., she was a member of the Alleys Chapel Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Andy and Haley Williams Penley.

Surviving are her husband, Theodore J. Alley , Weber City, Va.; three sisters, Nora Hammond and Amma Hammond, both of Gate City, Va., and Cleo Peters, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by the Upward Way Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billie Ruth (Addington) Alley

Mrs. Wallace (Billie) Alley, 59, 1403 Brightridge Drive, Kingsport, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 10, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a long illness.

She was born in Sullivan County and had lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church, a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College and active in many church and community organizations.

Surviving are her husband, Wallace D. Alley, Kingsport; three sons, Douglas Alley, Martin Alley and David Alley, all of Kingsport; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. John (Martine) Haynes and Mrs. Virgil (Helen) Meyers, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Ruby Addington; a brother, Leo Addington.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mafaie United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Wilhoit officiating.

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

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family suggest those who wish may make memorial contributions to Mafair United Methodist Church or Holston Valley Hospital Cancer Center.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, October 11, 1987

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Clala Geneva (Starnes) Alley

GATE CITY, Va. - Clala Geneva (Starnes) Alley, 81, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord late Monday (Nov. 6, 2006) after an extended battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 28, 1925 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Milligan and Lizzie Anna Culbertson Starnes.

Clala was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gate City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Lee (E.L.) Alley; sisters, Callie (Reese) Falin and Maxie DeZarn; one brother, Fred Starnes.

Survivors include a son, David Alley and wife Brenda, Gate City, Va.; grandsons, Donnie Alley and wife Alicia, and Ronnie Alley; great-grandson, Caleb Ethan Alley; sister, Lucy Flanary of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Starnes, the Midway community; brother-in-law, Jackson (Jack) Alley and wife Doris, Burleson, Tex.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will follow in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. George Conn and Rev. Don Large officiating.

Music will be provided by the Pine Grove Harmony.

Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that those wishing to attend meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m. for those services.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clayton Clinton Alley

Clayton C. Alley, 74, died at his residence, 1554 Eastman Road, Saturday morning. [11/5/1960]  He was a native of Scott County, but had lived in Kingsport for the past 31 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Alley; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Martin, Mrs. Lola Maness, both of Kingsport; one son, Emerson E. Alley, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Lakie Osborne, Gate City; and one brother, Willie Alley, Gate City.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Cook, Rev. Hoyle Minor, and Rev. Herman Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, November 6, 1960

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Dale Coolidge Alley Sr.

KINGSPORT - Dale C. Alley Sr., 75, Weslaco, Texas, died Thursday morning ( Aug. 26, 1999 ) after an extended illness.

He retired from Time D.C. Trucking. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382. Mr. Alley was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Jonesborough.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Clara Alley ; one son, Dale Alley Jr.; and a brother, Robert H. Alley .

Surviving are one son, Michael C. Alley , Kingsport; two daughters, Debbie Messer and Sharon Duffey, both of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Curtis Rhudy officiating.

Military graveside rites will follow in the V.A. Mountain Home Cemetery with the VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No 3382 officiating.

 Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Otis Alley

CHURCH HILL - Elmer Otis Alley, 86, of 4514 Stanley Valley Rd., passed away Thursday morning (Oct. 27, 2005) at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., but had resided in Hawkins County the majority of his life.

Mr. Alley served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Company C 38th regiment infantry division. He worked at Joseph's Watch Sales and Repair in Kingsport before retiring from the Tennessee Eastman Company in 1979 with 37 years of service. Elmer's favorite hobby was woodworking.

He belonged to Okolona United Methodist Church in Stanley Valley where he had served as Sunday School superintendent for many years.

Elmer Alley is preceded in death by his grandson, Joel Scott Alley; his parents, Robert and Annie McConnell Alley; along with an infant brother.

Mr. Alley is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Roller Alley; two sons, Doyle Alley and his wife, Nancy of Yuma, Va., Jerry Alley and his wife, Brenda of Maryville, Tenn.; a daughter, Brenda Mason and her husband, Joe of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Sherri Pesterfield, Terri Best, Angie Alley, Bradley Alley, Jennifer Mason and Bethany Alley; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Pesterfield, Luke Mason and Olivia Mason; a sister, Marie Merrill of Kingsport; a brother, Edgar Alley and his wife, Elsie of Church Hill; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or anytime at the residence, 4514 Stanley Valley Road.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charlie Eberhart officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Okolona United Methodist Church, c/o Kathleen Ford, 813 Greene Street, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Alley family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emerson M. Alley

KINGSPORT - Emerson M. Alley, 77, entered into rest Sunday (Nov. 17, 2000) at 2:40 a.m. at his home after a two year bout with cancer.

Emerson was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport most of his life. He retired from Eastman Kodak Company on Jan. 1, 1985 with 43 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving as Master Sergeant. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard, 278th RCT and a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

On the 10th of December, Emerson and his wife Evelyn celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton C. and Rosa Alley; two sisters, Lucille Alley and Mrs. Robert (Blanche) Martin.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Buckingham Alley, of the home; his twin sister, Mrs. Lowell (Lola) Maness, Kingsport; two nieces and four nephews; and special friends, Howard and Audrey Overbay of Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Yates and the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating.

Entombment service will follow in the East Lawn Mausoleum with full Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Etta Mae (Greear) Alley

GATE CITY , Va. - Etta Mae Alley, 97, of Route 1, Alley Valley community, departed this life and went home to be with Jesus, Monday (July 23, 2001).

She was a native of Scott County and a homemaker. She was a member of Alley Valley Methodist Church .

She was a very special mother, grandmother and her unending faith in God was an inspiration to all her family and others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Patton Alley; daughters, Sharon Delaine Alley Roberts, and an infant daughter, Lettie Jo Alley; parents, Christopher Columbus Greear Jr. and Matilda Jane Quillen Greear.

Surviving are her daughters, Etta Ellen Alley, Gate City, Mrs. E.S. (Jane) Quillen, Gate City, Va., and Betty Jo Peters, Kingsport; grandchildren, Douglas Quillen, Mrs. Larry (Loretta) Page, Mrs. Jack (Denise) Dockery, Leon Quillen, Mrs. Sam (Diana) Hylton, Mrs. Tony (Sherrie) Cannon, Robert Roberts and Joseph Roberts; great-grandchildren, Michael Page, Kristin Dockery, Stephen Craft, Staci Craft, Bryan Dockery, D'Lanie Cannon and Samantha Hylton; great-great-grandchildren, Brooke Page and Brett Page; sister, Maude Pendleton, Kingsport; brothers, Roy Greer and Elmer Greer, both of Kingsport; two nieces and two nephews.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at Spencer Cemetery ( Alley Valley community).

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Evelyn (Buckingham) Alley

KINGSPORT — Evelyn Buckingham Alley, 77, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2007) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. She was employed at Rental Uniform Co. from 1956 thru 1984 and retired with over 28 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Emerson M. Alley; parents, R.E. Buckingham and Rosa Belle Hammett Buckingham; three sisters, Lucy Cox, Mescal Smith, and Venice Yates Lane; and brother, Lee K Buckingham.

Evelyn is survived by her two nieces, Jerrie Bevington, Seattle, Wash. and Carolyn L. Smith, Kingsport; four nephews, Larry W. Yates and wife Barbara, Canton, Ohio, Rev. Bob Yates and wife Shirley, Kingsport, James T. Yates, Logan, Ohio, and Larry Manis, Kingsport; and sister-in-law, Lowelle "Lola" Manis, Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Friday with Rev. Bob Yates officiating.

Music will be provided by Rev. Bob Yates.

Entombment services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice and personal caregivers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Faye Alley

Kingsport. Faye Alley , 69, 1100 Konnorock Road, Kingsport, died Wednesday (Sept. 23, 1998) after a lengthy illness.

Born April 5, 1929, in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Ira Milburn and Pearl Nickels Skeen. She was previously employed by Inter-Mountain as a telephone operator. She was of the Baptist faith and a church member.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Alley ; and a brother, Charles William Skeen.

Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca Johnson; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Tonja Alley , all of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Kayla Johnson, Tanner and Tucker Alley ; sisters, Mrs. Cecil (MaryLou) Brown, Kingsport, and Mrs. (John) Betty Osborne, Gate City, Va; a brother, Lynn Skeen; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating. Music will be conducted by Jericho Temple Bag Pipes.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's, NE TN Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662.

Submitted by Don Lane

George Bradshaw Alley

ROGERSVILLE - George Bradshaw Alley, 77, of Stanley Valley died at a Rogersville hospital at 10 p.m. Saturday [ 12/8/1962 ].

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Alley; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Barton, Rogersville; one son, George B. Alley Jr., Surgoinsville; five brothers, Ben Alley, Rogersville, Bob Alley, Seattle, Wash., Clyde and Cleve Alley, Church Hill, Clarence Alley, Bristol, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. George Wallace and Mrs. Claude Christian, Church Hill.

Funeral services will be held at Elm Springs Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Charlie Bell and Rev. J. T. Ratledge will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Colboch-Price Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

(from Kingsport News, Monday, December 10, 1962 )

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Herman Walker Alley

GATE CITY, Va. - Herman W. Alley, 82, of Route 1, (Alley Valley community), departed this life Sunday (March 16, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and had been a resident of Sunbridge Hillside Manor Nursing Home for the last 6 years. He was born and raised in Scott County where he was a livestock farmer until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker Alley and Sally Crooke Alley; sister, Nora Alley Hammonds; and brother, Theodore Alley.

Surviving are a brother-in-law, Dennie Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; and many cousins and friends.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Herman C. Quillen officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lawson Memorial Trio.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. James R. “J.R.” Alley

Rev. James R. (J.R.) Alley of Church Hill entered eternal peace on Saturday (January 26, 2013) at his residence.

He was born on October 17, 1927 and was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Church Hill. He proudly served his country in the Unites States Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines, and was Honorably Discharged. Rev. Alley was retired from Johnson Hilliard Sheet and metal after 35 plus years of service, many of those years were inside Tennessee Eastman where he was the superintendent of operations for Johnson Hilliard. Rev. Alley was ordained as a Free Will Baptist Minister in August, 1959. Over the years he pastored several churches in the East Tennessee area and also helped in several evangelistic revivals in East Tennessee seeing many souls come to the saving Grace of Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer K. Alley and Effie Huckaby Alley, mother and father-in-law, Bob Derrick and Anna (Adams) Derrick, sisters; Delphia Alley Cooper, Gladys Fern Alley, and Naomi Alley Thacker, brothers; Robert, Kyle, Dallas, and Raymond Alley, son-in-law, Luther Kanipe.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Derrick Alley, daughter, Deborah K. Phillips and her husband, Rudy of Kingsport, son, David L. Alley and wife, Janice of Knoxville, grandsons, Spc. Matthew B. Alley, US Army, stationed in Korea, Aaron D. Alley of Knoxville, sister, Viola Alley Trent of Rogersville, step grandchildren, Chad Kanipe and family, Chris Kanipe and family, Gavin Phillips, and Bridget Crawford, sisters-in-law, Helen Alley, Ruth Alley Christian, and Sue Alley, many nieces, and nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 P.M. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Byrl Fann and Rev. Ron Cassidy officiating.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Monday at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 A.M. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family wishes to thank all those who have been so helpful in ministry and caring to Rev. Alley. Special thanks to the caregivers at Amedysis Hospice, Dr. Daniel Carroll, Dr. Aaron Ross, Church Hill Rehab center and staff, and other Doctors who assisted during this time. And other special thanks to our neoghbors, Mr & Mrs. Lowell Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Livesay, Mr. & Mrs. Adam Anderson, who came at all hours of the day and night to assist during his illnesses. We would like to also thank all those who prayed and called for our family during this time.

Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Alley family.

Johnson Funeral Home obituaries at www.jfhonline.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Joel Scott Alley

GATE CITY - Joel Scott Alley , 20, departed this life Sunday (March 26, 2000) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Joel was a student at Northeast State Technical Community College and a member of Prospect United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his parents, Doyle and Nancy McGee Alley , Gate City; sister, Angela Alley , Gate City; brother, Bradley Alley , Gate City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McGee, Gate City; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alley , Church Hill; several aunts and uncles.

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today in Prospect United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Large officiating. Music will be by Cathy Haynes.

Burial will follow in Prospect Church Cemetery. Uncles and cousins will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Ethel Taylor, Treasurer, Route 3 Box 157, Gate City, Va. 24251. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Kate Bell Alley and Thomas E. "Tomy" Alley

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF LITTLE KATE AND TOMY

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On the 19th day of Feb. 1911, the dark winged angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Alley and bore away their little daughter, aged 6 years, 5 months and 4 days. She told her little brother, Charles on Monday before she died that she wanted to be dressed in white and buried by her Uncle, T. J. Alley, deceased. And four days later the angel made its return and took little Tomy to dwell with Kate. The burial services were conducted by A. M. Templeton and E. J. Lane, and the remains were then laid to rest where little Kate had requested.

How sad it was when we looked in the faces of these dear little ones and thought what tender chords had been severed.

We bow in sorrow at the taking of these little ones, feeling that while the ripened fruit may be gathered, it seems cruel that the buds should be taken before·they have even opportunity·to unfold their blossom. But in nature fruits fall, and so do blossoms and buds. In the ways of kind nature this is perhaps best, and in the taking from us these little ones we will try to accept the cross and bear it, believing that the buds will yet blossom and bear fruit in the angel land where the spirits of these little ones have gone. While we are here in this dark world of sorrow, sickness and death, they are resting in peace with God. Father, mother, brothers and sisters look to Jesus, and by faith some sweet day we will meet little Kate and Tomy in that home above, where there are no more sad partings. They were too pure to dwell in this world of sin, and God called them home to wear a crown that endless ages will only make brighter. Let us all live for God, and some time we will see "Kate and Tomy" again.

We know you have gone, Kate and Tom,

To live with God on high;

And soon we will come, dear darlings,

To live with you and never die.

We know it is hard to part

With ones so affectionate and kind;

But their pure souls have flown away,

And left us far behind,

Their little footsteps we hear no more,

Their little voice is stilled;

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled.

But we’ll meet again, O blessed tho't,

We’ll meet on yonder shore;

We'll meet the little ones gone before,

We’ll meet to part no more.

W. W. McConnell

"A Collection Of OBITUARIES And Other Published Death Notices By The Late ANGIE BELLE MEADE Of Coeburn, VA - courtesy of Hubert Powers." Clipping appears to be from Gate City Herald. (date of obituary not given but probably was 1931)
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Angelina (Bates) Alley

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Laura Bates Alley, 78, Route 1, was dead on arrival at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon. [June 9, 1972]

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and attended Bellamy Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Polly Kerns, and Mrs. Zella Williams, both of Clinchport, and Mrs. Ivy Lane, Fort Blackmore; sons, Ralph and Eugene, both of Weber City, Lofie, Yuma, Chester, Clinchport, Gilbert, Fort Blackmore, and Clayton Alley, Detroit, Mich.; brother, Noah M. Bates, Clinchport; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, June 11, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Laura Edna (Davidson) Alley

GATE CITY, Va. — Mrs. Laura Davidson Alley, 75, Gate City, Va. went to be with the Lord, Wednesday (March 11, 2009) at the Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Mrs. Alley was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 1, 1933, to the late Robert Desha Davidson and Lakie Davidson Bray.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert (Joe) Alley, Sr.; a daughter, Brenda Fields and her brother, Elmer Guy Davidson.

Surviving are her daughters, Ruby McDavid and husband, Donald, Duffield, Va., Rita Dockery and husband, Darryl, Gate City, Va., and Jewell Dockery and husband, Freddie, Dungannon, Va.; her son, Gilbert (Joey) Alley, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister, Charlotte Alley, Melvindale, Mich.; aunt, Marie Fluce, Kingsport and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Terry Rhoton and the Rev. Donald McDavid officiating.

Durham’s Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Sunday at the McNew Cemetery in the Stanleytown community of Scott County, Va.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Laura Alley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lyle O'Neill Alley

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Lyle O'Neill Alley, 89, Route 4, died Wednesday (May 6,1992) at Lone­some Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was born in Scott County , and was a Virginia game warden, retiring in 1967 with 35 years of service. He was a former man­ager of Natural Tunnel Park and former special county policeman. He was town policeman in St. Paul from 1968 to 1971. He was employed by Pinkenton Security from 1971 to 1973.

He was a member of Rye Cove Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dalla Owens Alley in 1977; and one son, Lyle O'Neill Alley Jr. in 1973.

Surviving are one son, John Alley, Clinchport; four grandchil­dren and one great-grandchild.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Sheila Alley.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Long and the Rev. David Frazier offici­ating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Virginia State game wardens will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lyle O'Neill Alley

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Lyle O'Neill Alley, 89, Route 4, died Wednesday (May 6,1992) at Lone­some Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was born in Scott County , and was a Virginia game warden, retiring in 1967 with 35 years of service. He was a former man­ager of Natural Tunnel Park and former special county policeman. He was town policeman in St. Paul from 1968 to 1971. He was employed by Pinkenton Security from 1971 to 1973.

He was a member of Rye Cove Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dalla Owens Alley in 1977; and one son, Lyle O'Neill Alley Jr. in 1973.

Surviving are one son, John Alley, Clinchport; four grandchil­dren and one great-grandchild.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Sheila Alley.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Long and the Rev. David Frazier offici­ating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Virginia State game wardens will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lyle O’Neill Alley Jr.

CLINCHPORT – Lyle O’Neill Alley Jr., 46, Rt. 1, Clinchport, died Wednesday night after a one-car accident near Big Stone Gap.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , a Methodist, and a veteran of World War II. He was employed as a taxi driver in Johnson City .

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Alley Sr., Clinchport; maternal grandfather, Hiram Owens, Gate City; daughter, Miss Elizabeth Alley, and son Phillip Harold Alley, both of Coldwater Canyon, Calif.; and brother, John Tyler Alley, Clinchport.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, Dec. 14, 1973)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Margaret S. (Lane) Alley

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Mrs. Margaret Lane Alley, 92, died at her Route 1 home at 12:45 p.m. Monday [3/1/1965] after a long illness.

She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Claudia E. Alley, Clinchport; one son, Lyle O. Alley, Clinchport; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, March 2, 1965

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Lovely (Crook) Alley

KINGSPORT - Lovely Crook Alley , 86, died Friday ( April 23, 1999 ) at Hillside Manor in Kingsport .

Born in Scott County , she had resided in Kingsport . She was a homemaker and a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jamie D. Alley , Dec. 23, 1995; a daughter, Nancy Alley Shelly; parents, William T. and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Hammond Crook; sisters, Sally Alley , Norma Alley , Bertha Hammond, Victoria Kendrick, Effie Russell, Clalie St. Clair; brothers, Logan, Glen and Jim Crook.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy ( Alley ) and Jerry Kilgore, Kingsport; grandsons, David Kilgore and Mark Kilgore; great-granddaughters, Mary Ellen Kilgore and Davina Kilgore; great-grandsons, Daniel Kilgore and Braxton Kilgore; a sister, Donnie Dishner, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the daughter, 1001 Dixieland Drive , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating. Music will be provided by Robin Light.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Maude Grace (Fields) Alley

CHURCH HILL - Maude Grace Fields Alley, 83, 4556 Stanley Valley Road, went home to be with the Lord Monday afternoon (March 7, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and a faithful member of Okolona United Methodist Church.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will always be remembered for her quick-witted sense of humor and laughter. Maude Alley will never be forgotten because she touched the lives and hearts of many.

She was preceded in death by her children, Mickey Alley Fraysier, Penny Sue Alley and Robert Alley; sisters, Mary Chapman and Thelma "Pet" Williams; brothers, Kermit Fields and Alfred Fields.

Surviving are her loving husband of 64 years, Oneal Alley; sons, Freddie Alley and wife Barbara and "Bo" Alley and wife Carylon, all of Church Hill; son-in-law, J.C. Fraysier, Church Hill; grandchildren, Chris Alley, Angie Alley Leonard, Leah Alley, Scottie Alley, Tammy Fraysier Cassidy and T.J. Fraysier; great-grandchildren, Tyler Alley, Ashley Alley, Carissa Alley and Kierra Alley; sisters, Ruby Walters, Surgoinsville, and Lou Roller, Church Hill; along with several nieces and nephews and also her loving dog "Toby."

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 4556 Stanley Valley Road, or at the grandson's residence, T.J. Fraysier, 4568 Stanley Valley Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charlie Eberhart and the Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service in Bethel Church Cemetery, Surgoinsville, with Chris Alley, Scottie Alley, T.J. Fraysier, Steve Leonard, Jon Cassidy and J.C. Fraysier serving as pallbearers.

Lee Roy Davis, Jim Pat Davis, Bobby Parsons, Paul Williams, Randall Williams and Shorty Alley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Okolona United Methodist Church building fund, c/o Kathleen Ford, 813 Greene St., Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Oneal K. Alley

CHURCH HILL - Oneal K. Alley, 90, passed away on Thursday (January 12, 2012) at Church Hill Health Care center.

He was a lifelong resident of the Stanley Valley Area of Hawkins County, and was a member of the Okolona United Methodist Church. He was a contractor, farmer, and was retired as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh E. Alley, Sr., mother, Bessie Walters Alley, wife, Maude Alley, daughter, Mickey Fraysier, son, Robert Alley, daughter, Penny Alley, and brother, Ralph Knox Alley.

Survivors include his son, Freddie Alley and wife, Barbara, son, Larry “Bo” Alley and wife, Carylon, son-in-law, J.C. Fraysier and wife, Norma, grandchildren, Chris Alley and wife, Patti, Scott Alley and wife, Tina, Leah Alley Lubas and husband, Mike, Angie Alley Necessary and husband, Teddy, Tammy Fraysier Cassidy and husband, Jon, T.J. Fraysier and wife, Heather, great grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley, Carissa, Kierra, Jaycee, C. J. Cooper, and Kinsley, brothers, Hugh E. Alley, Jr., and wife, Ann, Carl “Toddy” Alley, and wife, Thelma “Sis”, sister-in-law, Lu Roller, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 to 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted following the service at Bethel Community Church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Fraysier, Chris Alley, Scott Alley, T.J. Fraysier, Jon Cassidy, and Teddy Necessary. Honorary bearers will be Shorty Alley, Bobby Parsons, Leroy Davis, and Troy Alley.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Church Hill Health Care Center, B Wing, for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Okolona United Methodist Church Building Fund, 813 Green Street, Church Hill, TN 37642.

Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Alley family.

Johnson Funeral Home obituaries at www.johnsonfuneralhome.org

Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Knox Alley

CHURCH HILL — Ralph K. Alley, 86, of Church Hill, formerly of Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( July 22, 2009 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Ralph loved his home church, Okolona Methodist Church . He was a World War II veteran who received the World War II Victory Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, the AP Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Service Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and one Bronze Star. After serving his country, Ralph joined his father as a surveyor for Hugh E. Alley & Sons. He was an avid hobbyist of restoring antique guns and furniture. He loved his family and friends. He was a devoted father.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh E. Sr. and Bessie Walters Alley.

He is survived by his companion of 40 years, Helen Hobbs; his daughters, Kay Alley, Karen McElhinny and husband, Rob and Charolette Davis and husband, Lynn; and the mother of the daughters, Agnes Wheeler; three brothers, Oneal Alley and the late Maude Alley, Hugh “June” Alley, Jr. and wife, Ann and Carl D. “Toddy” Alley and wife, Sis; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Charles Eberhart officiating.

Friends and family members will go in procession to Bethel Cemetery , 3774 Stanley Valley Road , Surgoinsville, for a military graveside service to be conducted by the American Legion Color Guard Post 3 and Gate City Post 265.

Pallbearers will be Will Alley, Freddie Alley, Bo Alley, Shorty Alley, Raleigh Bridwell and Tim Lingerfelt. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnathon Green.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Cemetery , 3774 Stanley Valley Road , Surgoinsville , Tenn. 37873 or Okolona Church Building Fund, c/o Kathleen Ford, 813 Green St. , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

Special thanks for the many prayers and to family and friends for giving a helping hand. Also many thanks to Johnny Chapman for filling special needs.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Ralph K. Alley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Theodore James Alley

WEBER CITY, Va. - Theodore James Alley, 85, 181 Church Street, passed from this life Tuesday evening (Jan. 26, 1999) at Wexford House, Kingsport.

Born July 20, 1913 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Walker and Sally Crook Alley . He was retired from Holston Defense Corporation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Alley ; and a sister, Nora Hammond.

Surviving are his brother, Herman Alley , and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Opal Gladys (Cole) McClellan Allison

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — Opal Gladys Cole Allison, 74, died at her home early on Saturday morning (May 9, 2009).

She was born April 15, 1935 in Hawkins County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Cordelia Miller Cole; her husband, John Allison; a daughter, Mary Louella Daniels; and great-granddaughter, Emily Loftin.

She is survived by her children, Brenda Brymer and husband, Mark, Jerry Allison and wife, Vickie, all of Mount Holly, Betty "Tiny" Mayberry of Lowell, Jean Anthony and husband, Rick, of Charlotte, Buddy McClellan and wife, Brenda; son-in-law, Melvin Daniels, all of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Forest Lawn West Chapel with the Rev. Troy Beaver officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mount Holly.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service in Charlotte.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley (Fields) Almany

Shirley Fields Almany, age 73, went to be with the Lord, Saturday July16, 2011 at Wexford House following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Mrs. Almany was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church for most of her life and a member of the Independent Telephone Pioneers for a number of years.

Mrs. Almany was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Patricia Fields; and her son, James Howard Almany; three sisters, Helen, Juanita and Della; and three brothers, Herold, Howard and Emory.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 36 years, Roger Almany; three sisters, Peggy Collins and husband Dale, Phyllis Melton and husband Bob, and Eileen Ward and husband Grayson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Apostolic Lighthouse Church on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 5:00 until 7:00PM. The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 PM with Rev. David Peters officiating.

The graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Garden of Meditation at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will include Wayne Almany, Ray Horne, James Lovelace, Wayne Harless, Grayson Ward and Bob Melton.

Honorary Pallbearers will include Tony Salyer and Pat Kilgore.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Apostolic Lighthouse Missions, P.O. Box 4158, Kingsport, TN 37665.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Shirley Fields Almany.

Oak Hill Memorial Park obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Phoebe Gladys (Chapman) Anderson

KINGSPORT - Phoebe Gladys Chapman Anderson, 93, passed from this life at 4:10 p.m. Thursday (July 8, 2004).

Gladys served her Lord and her church for many years. She and her husband served as Communion Stewards and she served as Sunday School teacher for both children and adults and also kept the nursery at one time. All of this was served at Calvary Baptist Church where she had been a member since the early 1930's. She was active for many years in the WMU. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Beauceant for many years.

Preceding her in death were her father and mother, Will and Laura Jennings Chapman; her husband, Clay E. Anderson; her daughter, Ruth Ella Anderson; her sisters, Margaret Chapman, Kathleen Peppers, and Nannie Mae Carroll; and an infant granddaughter, Charlotte Kay Anderson.

Surviving are her son, Bruce F. Anderson and wife, Carol; son-in-law, Leroy Sproles; five grandchildren, Kim Anderson, Janet Perry, Sheri Smith, Karen Capps, all of Knoxville, Tenn., and Gina Sproles of San Francisco, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Frank Crawford and Rev. Crystal Salyers officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Marshall, Josh Frye, Patrick Williams IV, Scott Smith, Leroy Sproles, and Derek Blix.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Offering at Calvary Baptist Church, 1238 Pine St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to the Fair Share at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6027, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Thurman Altizer

KINGSPORT — Donald T. Altizer, 72, of Kingsport, died Thursday (Oct. 2, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Valls Creek, W.Va., he was a graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School. Don was a member of the U.S. Army Green Berets during the Vietnam Conflict, served in the Army 20 years before retiring in 1973.

He was a member of the Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

He wife, Phyllis Altizer; parents, William D. [Altizer] and Alma Altizer Lane; brother, Clyde Altizer; and sister, Toni Dale preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Altizer and Carol Cowden and husband, Bob, all of Kingsport; two sons, Terry Altizer and wife, Vivian of Kingsport and Benjamin Altizer of Panama City, Fla.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Bear, Lillian Smith, Norma Ellis and Naomi Crawford, all of Kingsport; one brother, William Ervin Altizer, of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Wallen of Fort Robinson Baptist Church officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #3/265.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Don Altizer.

(Donald Altizer’s step-father was Conley McKinley Lane; the way the parents were written gave the appearance that his father as William D. Lane; his father was William D. Altizer. William Doak Altizer died in Kingsport on 1/10/1949, and his obituary listed Donald Altizer as a son.)

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Birtie Leona (Williams) Alvis

KINGSPORT - Birtie Williams Alvis, 94, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 7, 2005) at her residence after an extended illness.

Mrs. Alvis was born in Gate City, Va., but had been a resident of Kingsport since 1935. She was a member of West View Primitive Baptist Church. She worked at Borden Mills and J C Penney before leaving to care for and raise her family. Mrs. Alvis was devoted to God, her church, and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Jessie Loyd; her parents, Flernoy Isaac and Ora Estella Franklin Williams; three sisters, Nora Williams Pettit, Grace Williams Larkin, and Earnestine Williams Jordan; two brothers, Edward Williams and Cecil Williams; and a step-grandson, Bret LaRoy.

She is survived by two daughters, Wilma Jean Floyd and husband, Robert of Surgoinsville, and Delores LaRoy and husband, Michael of Rogersville; five step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Williams Salyers of Gray and Peggy Jean Williams Clonce Payne of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to give special thanks to caregivers, Sue Ford, Mary Price, Lois Arrington, Phyllis Hensley, Tonya Hilton, and Medical Center Hospice.

The family will receive friends at the Oak Hill Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. Thursday with Elder Burnice Sybert officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted in the Oak Hill Memorial Park on Friday at 11 a.m.

Friends and family who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

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Dorothy Lee (Lane) Alvis

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Lee Alvis, 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( April 3, 2004 ) at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Kingsport , she had resided there all of her life. She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and was a volunteer at Holston Valley Medical Center . Mrs. Alvis had worked several years for Dr. B. L. Fienberg. She was also a member of Vermont United Methodist Church .

Preceding her in death were her husband, Newton "Sonny" Alvis; her parents, Worley and Addie Lane ; two brothers, infant brother Earl Lane and Harold Lane .

Surviving are three daughters, Donna Alvis of Kingsport , Kimberly Alvis of Kingsport , and Tammy Alvis of Sarasota , Florida . Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Stephen Burkhart officiating.

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

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Jessie Loyd Alvis

KINGSPORT - Jessie Loyd Alvis, 92, died at his residence, 167 Rippling Run Road, Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2001) after a long illness.

Mr. Alvis was born at Pressman's Home, Hawkins County, moving to Gaffney, S.C., as a child. He moved to Kingsport in his early 20's. He retired from Eastman in the CE Division after 26 years of service.

Mr. Alvis was a member of the West View Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed gardening, wood working and remodeling (he completely remodeled their home).

Mr. Alvis was preceded in death by his parents, Rosie and Richman P. Alvis; brothers, William A. Alvis, Milford D. Alvis, Evert E. Alvis, Carl B. Alvis, Earnest O. Alvis, Henry A. Alvis; sisters, Ollie Mae Gray, Pearl M. LeCroy; and nephew Don Alvis, NC.

Surviving are his wife, Bertie L. Williams Alvis, Kingsport; two daughters, Wilma J. Floyd and husband, Robert L., Church Hill, Delores L. LaRoy and husband, Michael R., Rogersville; six stepgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Henry Sybert and Burnice R. Sybert officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family request flowers or you may make a contribution to Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 5206, Johnson City, Tenn. 37602.

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Marian (Cunningham) Alvis

KINGSPORT - Marian Cunningham Alvis, 1585 Ft. Henry Drive, born April 20, 1930, in Kingsport, died Sunday evening (March 7, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a businesswoman and proofreader for the Los Angeles Times and the Kingsport Press. She was a member of the Class of 1948 at Dobyns-Bennett High School.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence W. Cunningham; mother, Ollie Wagner Cunningham; a sister, Barbara C. Haile.

Surviving are her husband, Oscar B. Alvis Jr., Kingsport; sisters, Betty Pierson, Johnson City, and Ruth Bowlin, Blountville; brother, Col. Bill Cunningham, Marietta, Ga.; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Hill Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Frazier officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, TN 37662.

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Newton Ronald “Sonny” Alvis

KINGSPORT - Newton (Sonny) Alvis, 74, 557 Bays View Road , died Thursday ( Sept. 4, 2003 ) at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Alvis was a resident of Kingsport for most of his life. He retired from AFG Industries after 32 years of service.

Mr. Alvis was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea .

His father, Newton E. Alvis (1966), preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Alvis, Kingsport; daughters, Donna Alvis and Kimberly Alvis, both of Kingsport and Tammy Alvis, Sarasota, Fla.; mother, Eula Alvis, Weber City, Va.; sister, Eloise Alvis, Gate City, Va.; and a brother, Jackie Alvis, Midway City, Okla.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Stephen Burkhart officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park by the VFW Charles Dewitt Byrd Post # 3382.

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Ernest Clayton Amburgey

GATE CITY (Spl.) - Ernest C. Amburgey, 44, died early Saturday morning [1/25/1954] at his home in Sunbright.

He was a veteran of World War II and had worked in mining for the past 15 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Bowens Amburgey; four daughters, Shirley May, Betty Sue, Peggy Jean, and Mary Carolyn Amburgey, all of Sunbright; four sons, George Kenneth, Johnnie Ray, Bobby Joe and Marion Franklin Amburgey, all of Sunbright; three sisters, Mrs. George Oaks of Shirley, Mass., Mrs. Frank Dobosh and Mrs. Holly Vaughn of Weber City; two brothers, Charlie and Carson Amburgey, both of Shirley, Mass.

The body will be removed from the Scott County Funeral Home to the residence of C. B. Minton at Sunbright at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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Marion Franklin Amburgey

DUFFIELD, Va. - Marion Franklin "Mug" Amburgey, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (June 27, 2006) at the home of friends.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Ernest Clayton and Martha Bowen Amburgey. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was a tree trimmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Amburgey.

Surviving are his brothers, George K. Amburgey and wife, Betty of Gray, Johnny R. Amburgey and wife, Claudia of Duffield, Va., Bobby J. Amburgey and wife, Robin of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Shirley M. Roach and husband, Keith of Duffield, Va., Betty S. Renfro and husband, John of Weber City, Va., Peggy Dulin of Summerville, S.C., Mary C. Roach and husband, Henry of Duffield, Va., and Dora E. Amburgey of Weber City, Va.; special aunt, Virgie M. Bowen of Duffield, Va.; very special friends, Freddie and Wanda Williams and boys; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

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

Committal will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Minton Family Cemetery on Cliff Mountain. Family and friends are ask to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Novella (Owens) Amos

Novella Owens Amos, 75, of the Horton Highway in the Baileyton Community, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at her home.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Timothy and Lorraine Amos of Baileyton; two grandchildren: Matthew Amos and Lorra Amos of Baileyton; two special nephews: Ron Johnson and wife Wanda and their family of Kingsport, and Paul Thompson of Ohio; and her special neighbors and friends: Pete and Linda Burns of Baileyton.

She was the daughter of the late Grayton and Maxie Owens and was preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer Amos; four brothers; and two sisters.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home preceding the funeral service at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery for the committal service.

(Novella was born in Scott Co. Some Scott Co ancestral families – Owens, Neff, Summey, Darnell, Bray, Williams, Lane. 

Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home obituaries at obits.dignitymemorial.com

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Iva Jean (Christian) Amyx

Iva Jean Christian Amyx, 75, of Kingsport , passed away Sunday, (May 1, 2011) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She as born in Snowflake, Va. , but had lived in the Tri-Cities area most of her life. Iva retired from Palace Vending after 27 years of service. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Iva loved her dogs dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ollie Mae Christian; daughter, Regina Hawkins; grandson, Brent Byington; four sisters, Almalee Christian, Arleda Harmon, Wanda Taylor, her twin Eva Jean Adams; four brothers, McKenley Christian, Henry Christian, Ralph Christian and Eric Christian.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Ray H. Amyx; two daughters, Debbie Byington, Sharon Jones and husband, T.J.; two sons, Ray H. Amyx, Jr., Kenneth Amyx and wife, Debbie; 11 grandchildren, Kevin Jones, Crystal Byington, Vicky Hawkins, Adam Hawkins, Michael Amyx, Ben Amyx, Brandy Amyx, Christian Amyx, Mercedes Amyx, Zachary Amyx, Cody Younce; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sylvia Day, Shirley Mowdy and husband, Cecil, Jo Ella Davis and husband, Gary; two brothers, Ronald Christian and wife, Janice, Johnny Christian and wife, Joyce; special sisters, Elsie, Joyce, Margaret, Louise, Junelle, Peggy, Brenda; special brother, Ralph; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at Debbie’s house.

The service will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery .

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Iva Jean Amyx.

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Shawn Anthony Anders

KINGSPORT — Shawn Anthony Anders, 19, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Sunday (Jan. 11, 2009) and is now in the arms of the Lord.

He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and was currently attending Northeast State for a degree in electrical mechanics. Shawn loved life and family. He was an LSU fan and enjoyed basketball and football.

Preceding him in death were his grandfather, Earl Taylor; great-grandmother, Marie Jo Smith; and great-grandfather, Clyde McDavid.

Surviving are his mother, Donna Jones and her husband, Joey of Kingsport; his father, Doug Anders of Boones Creek; two sisters, Amber Mallett of Kingsport, Ashley Anders of Boones Creek; his grandparents, Virgil and Helen Anders and Gary and Frances McDavid Necessary; great-grandmother, Lois McDavid; several special aunts and uncles; several cousins and many very special friends; and his girlfriend, Jessica Wilde.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Chad Riner officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Shawn Anders.

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Bertie (Baker) Anderson

Bertie B. Anderson, 85, of 1594 Boozie Creek Road, Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994, at her home.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., the widow of Rhea Anderson, and a homemaker. She was a member of Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Barsha B. Baker and Norman L. Baker; one daughter; four brothers; four sisters.

Surviving are four daughters, Mae Anderson, of the home, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) McClain, Blountville, Elsie Taylor, Kingsport, Mrs. Charles 'Bill' (Mary Evelyn) McConnell, Gate City, Va.; five sons, Robert Rhea Anderson, Joe E. Ander­son, and James 'Kermit' Ander­son, all of Blountville, Billy Jack Anderson, of the home, Wayne Anderson, Bristol, Va.; 10 grand­children; four great­grandchildren; one brother, N.L. Baker Jr., Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Satur­day in Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Bob­by Carter, Elder Gerald Hopkins, and Elder John Henry Sybert of­ficiating. Burial was in the Anderson Cemetery, Scott County, Va.

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Bobby Joe Anderson

KINGSPORT — Bobby Joe Anderson, 26, entered into rest Thursday (Jan. 22, 2009) at his residence.

He had a courageous battle with cancer. He lived with his loving mother and also his caretaker. He will deeply be missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rosa Mildred Anderson and Henry Anderson.

He is survived by his mother, Pansy Anderson and stepfather, Mike Million, Kingsport; sister, Shannon and Wesley Hooks, Russell County, Va.; a special step-father, Charlie Mays, Weber City, Va.; also his kids, Skylar McMillan, Weber City, Va., Brianna Anderson, Kingsport, Bobby Anderson, Jr. and Madison, Ohio, Lakin Calton, Weber City, Va.; step-brothers, Blane and Jonathon Million.

The visitation hours are from 5 to 6 p.m. today for the family only. Visitation for friends and neighbors will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Doyle Castle and the Rev. Don Hunley officiating.

Music will be provided by Depending on Jesus Singers.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be David Kilgore, Dallas Castle, Sr., Donnie Hunley, Jerry Hunley, James Hunley, Marvin Dean, Billy Ward and Bob Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Hooks, Timmy Sexton, Kevin Despain, Dallas Castle, Jr., Scotty Tipton and Roger Dean.

He was surrounded with family and friends who loved him and will miss him. A special thanks to Kim and David Kilgore for being there through it all. And to all his friends and family and step-brothers, Blane Million and Jonathon Million.

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

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Carolyn Jean (Hommell) Anderson

MOUNT CARMEL - Carolyn J. Hommell Anderson, 57, of Redwood Street, went to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon (July 27, 2005) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, following an extended illness.

She was born September 19, 1947 in Sullivan County, Tenn., a daughter of the late William Clyde Hommell (1957) and Mary Ellen Cleek Hommell.

She was a former dental assistant and a secretary. She was of the Baptist faith and was a Christian and loved her Lord and Savior. She was a loving wife, daughter and sister and was loved and loved everyone.

She was preceded in death by her father; her sister, Barbara Sue Hommell (1945); and a brother, William Patton "Bunk" Hommell (1999).

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Fred E. "Sonny" Anderson, Jr., of the home; mother, Mary Ellen Hommell of Weber City, Va.; two sisters Frances Spivey and husband, Harlan of Weber City, Va., and Deborah France and husband, Eugene of Church Hill; one brother, Tom Hommell and wife, Lesa of Weber City, Va.; father-in-law, Fred E. Anderson, Sr., of Nickelsville, Va.; two special nieces and several special nephews, cousins and many friends including special friends at the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home. Piano music will be provided during those times by Carolyn Sakowicz. The family will also receive friends other times at the home of her mother, Mary Ellen Hommell, 134 Boone St., Weber City, Va.

Graveside committal service will be Saturday at 12 noon at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Singing will be provided by Bobby Anderson.

It is requested that those wishing to attend the graveside services meet at the cemetery by 11:50 a.m. Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way Suite C-250, Nashville, Tenn. 37228.

Memorials may be also be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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Della Mae (White) Anderson

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Della Mae White Anderson, 84, went to be with the Lord Friday ( Jan. 28, 2005 ) at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield following an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

She was a loving wife and mother who loved to work in her flowers and her vegetable garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Newton and Cornelia Good White; four sisters, Mary Ruth White, Lona Muriel Barnett, Virginia Dare Patterson and Hazel Marie Mahaffey; one brother, Hubert White.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Fred Anderson Sr. of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Fred (Sonny) and wife Carolyn Anderson Jr., of Mount Carmel ; two sisters, Dorothy White of Ft. Wayne , Ind. , and Georgia White of Duffield , Va. ; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and many friends who also survive.

The family wants to say a special thank you to all the staff and caregivers of Ridgecrest Manor for the loving care they gave Della. Also a special thank you to the Nickelsville Ruritan and all the neighbors, friends and family who have been there during Della's illness. We appreciate you all so much.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large officiating.

Committal services will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery . It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. for those services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgecrest Manor Auxiliary, P.O. Box 280 , Duffield , VA 24244 and the Nickelsville Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 237 , Nickelsville , VA 24271 .

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

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Donald Worley Anderson

GATE CITY, Va. - Donald Worley Anderson, 80, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning (April 22, 2007) after a sudden illness while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born April 17, 1927 in Wise County, Va., and was the son of the late William Hobert and Florence Newton Anderson.

He was retired from Holston Defense after 23 years of service and was a member of Community United Methodist Church, Kingsport. He was the founder and First Captain of the Scott County Life Saving Crew and was also a charter member and former captain of Gate City Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmo Anderson and Charles Anderson; sisters, Marjorie Baldwin, Barbara Slagle, Earnestine "Jerk" Smythe; and his mother-in-law, Lou Vena Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Hazel Williams Anderson, of the home; three daughters, Karen Venable and husband, Glen of Bristol, Tenn., Robin McAmis and husband, Danny of Church Hill and Cindy Lyons and fiancée, Chris Carmack of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Donald Douglass Anderson and wife, Deborah of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Kimberly Donn Blackburn and husband, Mark, Jennifer Leigh Bellamy, Jessica Lynn Bellamy, Andrew Douglass McAmis, Danielle Hope McAmis and Richard David Lyons; three great-grandchildren, Chase Allen Blackburn, Ian Grey Blackburn and Madison Leigh Blackburn; sisters, Jean West of Asheboro, N.C., Jackie Smith and husband, Hurbert "Smitty" of Blountville, Judy Tickle and husband, Garland of Elon, N.C.; brothers, Harold "H"Anderson and wife, Barbara of Church Hill, Billy Anderson and wife, Martha of Asheboro, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and other also survive including a loving niece, Marcenna Raines and husband, Steve of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Community United Methodist Church, Gibson Mill Road, Kingsport with Rev. Charles Kilbourne and Rev. Mark Kilbourne officiating.

Music will be provided by James and Dean Roberts and Mark Kilbourne.

Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Baldwin, Allen Smythe, Dennis Smith, David Smith, Jimmy Slagle, Allen Slagle, Charles West, Jr., Arron Brewer and Rick Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 510 Gibson Mill Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Edith Jerline (Lyons) Anderson

KINGSPORT - Edith Jerline Lyons Anderson, 79, of McNeil Street, died early Friday night (June 4, 1999) at her residence.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dana Elmer Anderson in 1994; her parents, Daniel and Laura Kilgore Lyons; sister, Eunice Clark; brother, Roy Lyons.

Surviving are her daughters, Betty Smith, Ida Lou Black, Kay Williams and Kimberly Shepherd, all of Kingsport; son, Bill M. Anderson , Mesquite, Texas; three granddaughters; five grandsons; one step-granddaughter; three great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; one step-great-granddaughter; brother, Andy Lyons, Jonesborough, Tenn.; sisters, Lurana Robinette, Eidson, Tenn. and Iona Horton, Richmond, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the home of a daughter, Betty Smith, 377 Brentwood Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Lawrence Bellamy officiating.

Music will be provided by Nancy Rhoton.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Morrison Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and other family members.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Christine LaGuardia Cancer Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Gary Michael Anderson

KINGSPORT - Gary Michael Anderson, 48, of Peach Orchard Drive, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (April 3, 2002) after an extended illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport). He graduated from Lynn View High School and attended East Tennessee State University.

He was employed at the Mead Corp. as an assistant operator with over 20 years of service before retiring in 1994.

He was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

He was preceded by death by his sister, Brenda Ruth Anderson; paternal grandparents, Orbin and Cleva Anderson; and his maternal grandparents, Conley and Martha Casteel.

Surviving are his parents, O.B. Anderson Jr., and Thelma Casteel Anderson; brother, Randall Keith Anderson and wife, Andrea; a special nephew, Austin Anderson, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Higher Ground Baptist Church and also anytime at his parents home, 613 Peach Orchard Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Dr. Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Claude Smith, Joe Bellamy, Don Jobe, Bob McGlothlin, Kit McGlothlin, Darrell Bennett, Eugene Cookenour and Sam Hite.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Pafford and Robert Berry.

Memorials may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church (building fund), 1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Gary Anderson.

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Inez Ruth (Jayne) Anderson

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Inez Ruth Jayne Anderson, formerly of Kingsport, died Saturday ( Aug. 26, 2000 ) in Winter Park , Fla.

Surviving are her husband of Winter Park , Fla. ; and two nephews, Paul Jayne, Kingsport and Jimmy Jayne, Tusculoosa , Ala.

Burial will be in Winter Park , Fla. , Wednesday.

Newcomber Funeral Home, Winter Park, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.

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Nora Edith (Lane) Blackwell Anderson

COEBURN, Va. - Nora Edith Lane Blackwell Anderson, 94, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Sept. 28, 2004) at her residence in Coeburn.

She was born Oct. 7, 1909 in Wise County, Va., to the late Kenneth Edward Lane and Martha Melissa Robinson Lane. She was the fifth of 10 children. She resided in Wise County until 1959 when she moved to Canton, Ohio.

After many years of employment in a hospital setting, she retired from Mercy Medical Center. She was a member of Louisville Baptist Church in Louisville, Ohio. She moved to Coeburn, Va., in 1999 to live with her daughter, Florence Hilton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Blackwell; her second husband, Willis Anderson; a daughter, Betty Hubbard; two sons, Lloyd and Larry Blackwell; three sisters, Dosha Strouth, Italy Hubbard and Dora Baker; four brothers, Fletcher, Earl, Connie and Fred; one grandson, Paul Hilton.

Surviving are five daughters, Imogene Campbell of Louisville, Ohio, Kitty Meade and her husband, Bernard of Wise, Va., Florence Hilton and her husband Joseph of Coeburn, Va., JoLynn Price and her husband Tommy of Midvale, Ohio, and Sharon Conway and her husband Donald of Canton, Ohio; one son, Jimmy Blackwell and wife Carole of Waynesburg, Ohio; a sister, Pauline Bevins of Mineral, Va.; a brother, Troy Lane of Bristol, Tenn.; 33 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. R.J. Rose officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lane-Strouth Cemetery, Pound, Va., with the Rev. Donnie Mullins officiating.

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Carl P. Archer

Carl P. Archer, 93, 2229 Pendragon Road, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday (March 14, 1993) at his home.

A native of Washington County, Tenn., he graduated from East Tennessee State Teachers College.  He lived in the Jonesborough area for a number of years, coming to Kingsport in 1931.  He taught at Boones Creek High School and Kingsport Junior High School.  He later worked as a chemist at Holston Ordinance from 1942-45 and worked with Fuller Brush Company from 1945 until 1989.

He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and the Dobyns Men's Bi­ble class.  He was a World War I veteran, a member of Hammond Post 3 of the American Legion, the Netherland Inn Association, AARP, United Commercial Travel­ers, and  ETSU Alumni Association.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bess Ballard Arch­er; a brother, Ralph O. Archer; and two sisters, Cecelia Kiser and Mary Lucille Archer.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Padgett Archer, Kingsport; two sons, Carl B. Archer and Dr. Eugene G. Archer, both of Kingsport; two stepsons, James D. Pad­gett, Kingsport, and Sam L. Padgett, Greeneville; two grand­children; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 P.m. Tuesday in Oak Hill Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 2  p.m. at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with Dr. Toombs H. Kay Jr. officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately follow­ing the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or the Holston Valley Health Care Foun­dation, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sun/Mon, Mar 14/15, 1993; combined issue due to a snow blizzard

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Dorothy Bess (Lane) Padgett Archer

KINGSPORT — Dorothy Padgett Archer, born Dec. 10, 1916, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord, April 30, 2009, at the Wexford house.

Born in Johnson City, she resided most of her life in Kingsport. She was retired from J.P. Stevens, volunteered for the Holston Valley Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary, and was a devoted, active member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church. Mrs. Archer was also a member of the Liberty Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Dixie Book Club, and she enjoyed reading and extensive travel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Lena Lane; husbands, Baxter L. Padgett and Carl P. Archer; three brothers; four sisters; one grandson, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.

Surviving are sons, James David Padgett and wife, Kathy, of Kingsport, Sam L. Padgett and wife, Wanda, of Seymour, Carl B. Archer, and Gene Archer and wife, Judy, of Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Mike Padgett and wife, Angela, of Kingsport, Marty Jane Seaton and husband, John, of Greeneville, Samantha Lee Bruce and husband, Wayne, of Jonesborough, John Michael Archer and wife, Susan, of Whitesville, Ga., Jan Beach and husband, Andy, of Decatur, Ga., Wendy Bailey and husband, Rob, of Maryville, Melissa Matlock and husband, Mike, of Mt. Carmel; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Wallen of Spartanburg, S.C.; and a special friend, Ruby Canipe Peterson of Kingsport.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Dan Carroll and also to the staff of the Wexford House.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jack P. Weikel officiating.

Graveside services will follow the funeral on Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church; PO Box 1346; Kingsport, Tenn., 37662; Calvary Baptist Church; 1238 Pine Street; Kingsport, Tenn., 37664, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Dorothy Archer.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Elizabeth "Bess" (Ballard) Archer

Mrs. Elizabeth (Bess) Archer, 2229 Pendragon Rd., wife of Carl P. Archer, died Sunday morning [3/19/1972] following a long illness in Wilcox Hall.

A native of Dayton, Tenn., she graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. Degree in [1924?] and did graduate work at the University of Tennessee in Home Economics.

Mrs. Archer taught for several years in the Dayton City School System and later in the Hawkins and Sullivan County School Systems retiring in 1965 in Sullivan County.  She was a charter member of the Kingsport Chapter of the Tenn. Antiquities, an active member of the DAR, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Hammond Post No. 3, a charter member of Kappa Delta Social Sorority at East Tennessee State University, and a member of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, Carl P. Archer, Mrs. Archer is survived by two sons, Carl B. Archer of Kingsport, and Lt. Col. Eugene G. Archer of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona; one sister, Mrs. W. A. Henson of Chattanooga; grandchildren, John Michael Archer and Jan Michelle Archer.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth (Bess) Archer, 2229 Pendragon Rd. will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Thomas F. Chilcote and Rev. J. Ray Stuart officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Active pallbearers will be Melbourne Spradlin, Howard W. Cooper, Joe L. Davidson, Claude Vance, Alex Berry, and Robert D. Coleman.  Honorary pallbearers, Blake Faris, C. T. Hamlett, D. A. Henderson, W. C. Jennings, M. R. McCorkle, Howard Long, H. R. Addington. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Monday, March 20, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wesley Allen Archer

KINGSPORT — Mr. Wesley Allen Archer, 52, 1014 Dale St., departed this life on Saturday (March 14, 2009) after a brief illness.

Mr. Archer was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother; father; grandmother; one brother; and one sister.

Survivors are his son, Mr. Justin Archer; one brother, Mr. Lonnie Cox; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from noon till the hour of service Thursday at Central Baptist Church and anytime at the son’s residence, 926 Larry Neil Way, Apt. #5, also at the brother’s residence on Carver Street.

Funeral services for Mr. Archer will be conducted at the church Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Anthony Daniels officiating.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Mr. Archer and family are in the care of R.A. Clark Funeral Service, Inc. 423-245-4971.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bessie O. (Quillen) Arnold

Bessie Quillen Arnold , 79, 1353 Dewey Ave., Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday afternoon ( Oct. 16, 1998 ) at Hillside Manor after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Arnold was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Floyd Abraham and Pearl Victoria Chapman Quillen. She was a homemaker and a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Arnold ; two sisters, Blanche Tolliver, Edith Martin; two brothers, Joe Clyde Quillen and John Quillen.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Hodges, Kingsport, Dorothy Mowell, Springfield; two sons, Rick Arnold , Trout Creek, Mont., Junior Arnold , Kingsport; a sister, Lonnie Dickson, Blountville; two brothers, Hubert Quillen, Ray Quillen, both of Kingsport; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. David K. Frazier officiating.

Calling hours are one hour prior to the services and other times at the residence. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Charles Hubert Arnold

Charles Hubert Arnold, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia (Speers Ferry) and lived in Kingsport most of his life. He loved and avidly completed cross-word and crypto quote puzzles. Charles served in the U.S. Army. He worked years ago at Eastman and Meade Paper Company, but left to pursue his talent in carpentry, where he excelled as a finish carpenter. He also loved to repair and fix small engines and lawnmowers. He was retired from Maple Oaks Apartments (Maintenance). He was a member of Victory Apostolic Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Bethel Arnold; his mother, Rosa Hammonds Arnold Crawford and his step-father, Bob Crawford.

Survivors include his loving wife of over 66 years, Dorothy Rogers Arnold of the home; his daughter, Carol L. Johnson and husband, Kenneth of Kingsport; two sister-in-laws, Gladys Rogers of Kingsport and Joan Rogers Simpson and husband, R.C. of Kingsport; special Cousin Jack and Irene Crawford of Surgoinsville, special friends, Michael Hass, John Arnold and Art Barber and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 - 2 pm on Monday, January 18, 2010 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel at 2 pm with Bishop Hagan Webb and Pastor Ellis Crawford, officiating.

Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville, TN. Pallbearers will be Mike Hass, R.C. Simpson, Larry Rogers, John Rogers, David Spears and Phil Crawford. Honorary Pallbearers are Art Barber and John Arnold.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Victory Apostolic Church, 1921 Kite Street, Kingsport, TN 37664.

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

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Daryell Edward Arnold

Daryell Edward Arnold, 59, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday June 26, 2010 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Daryell was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, (Kingsport). He served in the U.S. Army for over 8 years. Daryell enjoyed helping others. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Arnold in 1987; one sister, Gwen Salyer in 2009; and one brother, Gerald Arnold in 2010.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy Pierson Arnold of Kingsport; one daughter, Kim Arnold of Phoenix, AZ; four sons, Eric Arnold of St. Louis, MO, Chip Arnold of St Louis, MO, Daniel Arnold of Atlanta, GA, and Daryell Arnold, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Baker of Kingsport; special friend, Ruth Stiltner of Johnson City; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday June, 29, 2010 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Manis officiating.

A graveside service will be held 1 pm on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN conducted by American Legion Post 3/265. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 pm.

Pallbearers will be the Color Guard.

Memorials may be sent tot the Salvation Army of Kingsport, 505 Dale Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660 or Red Cross, 501 S Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN, 37660.

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

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy (Rogers) Arnold

Dorothy Rogers Arnold, 90, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 14, 2011, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport, TN, December 23, 1920, the oldest daughter of nine siblings born to Abe H. and Amanda Webb Rogers.

Dorothy was a beautiful lady inside and out with a heart of gold. Her loving, caring, compassionate and giving heart touched many. She loved people and never spoke evil of anyone but always having something good to say of all. Dorothy was a wonderful mom and wife but still found time to be a career woman being an Avon Representative for many, many, many years. Her job brought her much fulfillment and she truly loved it, selling her last Avon order near her 90th birthday.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Charles H. Arnold in 2010; two sisters, Ethel Phillips and Alice Mae Coffey; five brothers, Lloyd, Willard, Raymond, Charles and Gordon Rogers.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Carol L. and Kenneth R. Johnson; one sister and brother in law, Joan and R.C. Simpson; one sister in law, Gladys Rogers; along with several nieces and nephews; her very close friends, her life long friends, Jack and Irene Crawford; and special care giver, Brenda Meridith. She is also survived by her church family where she was a member of Victory Apostolic Church.

Our special thanks goes to all the Wilcox Hall Hospice Care nurses and Staff for their tender loving care.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at 1 pm with Bishop Hagan Webb and Pastor Boyd W. Holder, Jr., officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after in Tri-Cities Memorial Garden, Blountville. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Crawford, Art Barber and John Arnold.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Victory Apostolic Church, 1921 Kite Street, Kingsport, TN 37664

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

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gavin Mckenzie Arnold

GATE CITY, Va. - Gavin Mckenzie Arnold, 2-months-old, passed away Thursday (March 7, 2002) at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lee Ann Freeman; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Sallie Freeman; paternal great-grandfather, Victor Bates; and uncle, Scottie Bledsoe.

Surviving are his parents, Nicholas and Kristie Freeman Arnold of the home; brother, Christopher Taylor of the home; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Joan Freeman, Church Hill; paternal grandparents, Denny and Donna Arnold, Sugar Grove, N.C.; maternal great-grandparents, Junior and Katherine Taylor, Duffield, Va.; paternal grandparents, Glen and Patsy Arnold, Kingsport, Glenna and Jack McCracken, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; uncles, Nathan Arnold and Jerry Freeman Jr.; aunt, Kathy Bledsoe; godgrandparents, Tony and Anna Mae Reed, Clinchport, Va. (Kristie's second mom).

Calling hours will be after 6 p.m. Monday at the residence of Tony and Anna Mae Reed (Route 871).

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Weber City, Va. Ministers will be the Rev. Joe Hall, Evangelist Garry Hood and Brother Kenneth Neeley.

Music will be provided by Johnny McCracken.

Interment will be at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Marie (Oaks) Arnold

GATE CITY, Va. - Marie O. Arnold, 80, 113 Ft. Blackmore Road, passed away Thursday (April 13, 2000) at her residence.

Born in Scott County on May 6, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Dennie C. and Lovely Babb Oaks. She had worked as a teacher's aide for Scott County School System and was an Avon representative for many years. Mrs. Arnold was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Bill Oaks.

Surviving are her husband, Coy Arnold , of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Doyle Rasnick, Tazewell, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, ``Lester'' Allen and Sandra Arnold , Kingsport; four grandchildren, Mrs. Bryan (Jennifer) Boyd, Tazewell, Va., Myra-Beth Rasnick, Harrisonburg, Va., Allen Arnold , Lexington, Ky., and James Wayne and Kathy Arnold , Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Kaley Nicole Arnold and Bryan Keith Boyd II; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Kelly Brooks, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Shirley Oaks, Gate City, Va.; special aunt, Ada Mann, Thaxton, 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 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leroy Pearson and the Rev. Larry Spivey officiating. Music will be provided by Leroy Pearson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Oaks, Bobby Oaks, Mike Oaks, Ernie Oaks, Denny Haynes, Duane Drye, and Shane Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Phyllis Meade, Route 2, Box 273, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gerald Ray Arnold

Gerald Ray Arnold, 64, of Kingsport, passed away Thursday April 1, 2010 at his residence.

Gerald was a lifelong residence of Sullivan County, (Kingsport). He was a graduate of Lynn View High School and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Ray Arnold in 1987; and a sister, Gwen Sawyer in 2009.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy Pierson Arnold of Kingsport; his daughter, Sarah Arnold of Mt. Vernon, Washington; three grandchildren, Emily, Matthew and Andrew; a sister, Carolyn Baker of Kingsport; a brother, Daryell Arnold of Kingsport; a dear friend, Mike Hartgrove of Kingsport; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 2 pm on Saturday April 3, 2010 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A service will follow at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jack Edwards, officiating.

A military graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport with the flag presentation by the Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Shell Cannon, Dave Cannon, Bill Brown, James Burke, Richard Chastain, Jeff Taylor, Trevor Bishop, and Mike Slater. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Blankenship, Tom Page, Mike Hartgrove and Harold Derrick.

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

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

James Frank "Jim" Arnold

GATE CITY, Va. - James (Jim) Frank Arnold, 89, of the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 21, 2004) at his home on Possum Creek.

Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rosa Arnold; his twin sister, Rosa Brown; sister, Velva Shoemaker Smith; brothers, Clay and Ireland Arnold; great-great-grandson, Ronnie Kelly Pierson.

Mr. Arnold was born in Clinchport, Va., on June 22, 1915. He married the beautiful Lissie Rivers (Bartlett) on Nov. 14, 1936 in Gate City, Va. After retiring from the Tennessee Eastman Company in 1979, he spent much of his time buying and selling cattle. Fishing and trapping were two of his great loves and he did both as often as he could. He was a devoted customer of McGee's Restaurant for well over 50 years, eating breakfast there nearly everyday until he was no longer able. Even then he had it brought to him.

Surviving are his loving wife, Lissie; son, James Wayne Arnold and wife Phyllis of Yuma, Va.; daughter, Norma Jean McClellan and husband Richard (Dick) of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Tammy Spencer and husband Ross of Mt. Morris, Mich., Jeffery Arnold and wife Twilla of Yuma, Va., Tracey Pierson and husband William of Church Hill, and Diana (Dee Dee) Baker and husband Vance of Blountville; eight great-grandchildren, Aaron Pierson and wife Jessica, Alicia Spencer, Matthew Pierson and wife Kelli, James (Jess) Spencer, Katie Baker, Jeffery Arnold Jr., Stephen Arnold and Amanda Baker; two great-great-grandchildren, Morgan Shae Pierson and Bryan Matthew Pierson, and one unborn great-great-grandson, Deacon Pierson.

He is also survived by a sister, Bertha Ellis and husband John (J.W.) of Swartz Creek, Mich.; a brother, Walter Arnold; three sisters-in-law, Anna Marie McCann of Kingsport, Gladys Hicks and husband Jack of Jonesborough, and Luria Mae Tate of Yuma, Va.; brother-in-law, Robert G. Bartlett Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Richard Slaight, Hospice Chaplain, who led Mr. Arnold to the Lord on Oct. 15, 2004 at Wellmont Hospice, and Dr. Cynthia Poortenga.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the home on Route 7, Box 2821, Yuma, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

The committal service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Anyone wishing to attend may gather at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his great-great-grandchildren, Aaron Pierson, Matthew Pierson, James Spencer, Jeffery Arnold Jr., Stephen Arnold, William Pierson and Vance Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph McClellan, Ray Hartgrove, James McGee, Gus Carter, Harley Ball, Dee Meade, Pete Barbour and all the ladies at McGees Restaurant.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn., the Weber City Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 2263, Weber City, Va., or the Scott County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jo Ann (Estep) Arnold

CONYERS, Ga. - Jo Ann Estep Arnold , 55, died Saturday (Jan. 2, 1999) at Rockdale Hospital, Conyers, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Arnold Jr.; parents, Elic and Maxine Dixon Estep; and five brothers.

Surviving are her daughters, Sherry Arnold and Tina Arnold , both of Conyers, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Charles H. and Leann Arnold III, Hampton, Ga.; three granddaughters, Katie, Chelsey and Courtney Arnold ; sister, Geraldine Anderson, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Horris A. Ward Funeral Home, 1999 Hwy. 136, Conyers, Ga.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be at Meadows Cemetery, Conyers, Ga.

Courtesy of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lee Roy Arnold

MOUNT CARMEL - Lee Roy Arnold , 76, 302 Kaywood, passed away Thursday (Feb. 10, 2000) at the Church Hill Health Care Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Arnold was born in Hawkins County, where he spent most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II as a corporal with the Company C BNSR. He was a retired supervisor with the Steadman Construction Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Arbuta Trussell; one grandson, Jeffery Trussell; his parents, George Walter and Hattie Dickson Arnold ; three brothers, Will Arnold , Homer Arnold , Fred Arnold ; three sisters, Alpha Arnold Albright, Gertrude Arnold and Lola Ward.

Surviving are his wife, Willie V. Seals Arnold , of the home; one daughter, Sharleen Hess, Bristol, Tenn.; three sons, Garry Arnold , Rickie Arnold and Steve Arnold , all of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; like a son, Danny Whited, Blountville; and several nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Gephardt and the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPheeters Bend Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Church Hill VFW Post 9754.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lissie Rivers (Bartlett) Arnold

GATE CITY, Va. - Lissie Bartlett Arnold, 91, of the Yuma community, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday (Aug. 20, 2006) while at the Life Care Center of Gray. She longed for this day and we rejoice with her in her homegoing!

She was the daughter of the late Robert Glen and Nora Newman Bartlett and was born in Iron Ridge, Va. She was a homemaker and was of the Apostolic faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. (Jim) Arnold (2004); two sisters, Io Roberts and Berthal Bartlett; one brother: William Clarence Bartlett.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Arnold and wife, Phyllis of Gate City, Va.; daughter, Norma McClellan and husband Richard "Dick" of Kingsport; grandchildren, Tammy Spencer and husband Ross, Jeff Arnold and wife Twilla, Tracey Pierson and husband William and Dee Dee Baker and husband Vance; great-grandchildren, Aaron Pierson, Alisha Spencer, Matthew Pierson and wife, Kelli Jo, James "J.E.S." Spencer, Katie Baker, Jeffery Arnold, Stephen Arnold and Amanda Baker; five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Hicks and husband Jack of Jonesborough, Anna Marie McCann of Kingsport, Mae Tate of Gate City, Va.; one brother, Robert G. Bartlett of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.

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

The funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pete Barbour and Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by Denise Johnson.

The committal service will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that everyone meet at the funeral home by 11 a.m.to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Arnold, Stephen Arnold, Jeffery Arnold, J.E.S. Spencer, William Pierson, Vance Baker, Aaron Pierson and Matthew Pierson.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Marie Venie Lane Arnold

BLOUNTVILLE - Marie V. (Lane) Arnold, 90, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday (July 6, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Marie was born in Gate City, Va., March 21, 1915. She was a daughter of the late Maldon Asbery and Mattie Lovenia (Quillen) Lane.

Marie loved the Lord's church, fishing, camping and the love of her life was taking care of her family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

She was a member of the Blountville Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Arnold.

Marie is survived by her only son, Kelsie Arnold and wife, Louise of Indian Springs; their family and Marie's grandchildren, Phillip Arnold and Teresa Arnold; great-grandchildren, Sherrie and Steven; her great-great grandchildren, Kelsie and Brian; her only daughter, Rita Large and husband, Henry of Blountville; their children and Marie's grandchildren, Nathan and wife, Reginia, Shannon and wife Jeanita, Aaron and wife, Stephanie, Large; her great-grandchildren, Sean, Megan, Abigail and Alishia; her sisters, Grace Morelock and husband, Barney and Evelyn New all of Kingsport; her brother, Edward Lane and wife, Rena; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. following the visitation in the funeral home chapel with Eddy Craft, minister officiating.

Graveside service will follow the funeral service in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the garden of the Well.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Arnold, Nathan Large, Shannon Large, Aaron Large, Steven Arnold and Harold Manis.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lee Roy Arnold

MOUNT CARMEL - Lee Roy Arnold , 76, 302 Kaywood, passed away Thursday (Feb. 10, 2000) at the Church Hill Health Care Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Arnold was born in Hawkins County, where he spent most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II as a corporal with the Company C BNSR. He was a retired supervisor with the Steadman Construction Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Arbuta Trussell; one grandson, Jeffery Trussell; his parents, George Walter and Hattie Dickson Arnold ; three brothers, Will Arnold , Homer Arnold , Fred Arnold ; three sisters, Alpha Arnold Albright, Gertrude Arnold and Lola Ward.

Surviving are his wife, Willie V. Seals Arnold , of the home; one daughter, Sharleen Hess, Bristol, Tenn.; three sons, Garry Arnold , Rickie Arnold and Steve Arnold , all of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; like a son, Danny Whited, Blountville; and several nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Gephardt and the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPheeters Bend Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Church Hill VFW Post 9754.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Odell O. (Christian) Arnold

Odell Christian Arnold, 75 of Surgoinsville, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 4, 2010 at Indian Path Medical Center following a long illness.

She was a life long resident of Hawkins County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Arnold; a brother, John Christian; her parents, Allen and Lockie Shelton Christian.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Greer and husband Ronnie, sons Tracy Arnold and wife Teresa and Terry Arnold all of Surgoinsville; grandchildren, Jennifer Ellis and husband Richard of Charleston, SC and T. J. Arnold of Surgoinsville; great-granddaughter, Taylor Ellis; sisters, Lenora Amis and husband John of Surgoinsville and Joann Cox and husband Dick of Freeland MD; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy 11W, Church Hill, TN. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jesse Hartgrove officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Cemetery (Amis Chapel Road) Surgoinsville. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Keith Davis, Jimmy Wood, Mark Wood, Jerry Henderson and Eddie Jones.

Carter Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is serving the Arnold family.

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Rose Edith (Wolfe) Arnold

Edith Wolfe Arnold, 65, 1337 Konnarock Road, Kingsport, died Sunday (May 1, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of Kings­port for 50 years. She was a re­tired employee of J.P. Stevens after 35 years' of service and was a member of Wolfe United Meth­odist Church in Clinchport, Va.

She was the daughter of the late Ballard and Nannie Wolfe.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Edward Arnold; a sister, Portia Maude Tate.

Surviving are her hus­band, John C. Arnold, Kings­port; one daughter, Jane Roberts, Kingsport; one son, John C. Arnold Jr., Kingsport; four sisters, June Slater, Kingsport, Monnie Lane, Anna Burke and Allie Marshall, all of Kingsport; one brother, Howard Wolfe, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Stanley Sims and the Rev. Pat Hammonds officiating.

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

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Urshel (Barrett) Arnold

GATE CITY, Va. - Urshel Barrett Arnold, 87, of Route 7, went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning (Sept. 27, 2006) at the Wexford House.

She was born June, 12, 1919 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late John William and Nancy Elizabeth Williams Barrett. She was a former employee of the Tennessee Eastman Corporation and a homemaker.

Urshel was a member of Red Hill Free Will Baptist Church, and was a devoted wife and a loving mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Everett Arnold (1996); three brothers, Clarence, Albert and Hubert; and four sisters, Gladys, Ozell, Bonnie and Annie.

Surviving are her daughter, Alma Odham and husband David of Gate City, Va.; her son, Jerry Arnold of Culpepper, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Sykes and Rev. Gorman McMurray officiating.

Music will be provided by the Oak Glen Singers.

A graveside service will follow on Saturday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Red Hill F.W. Baptist Church, Route 7, Box 6649, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

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Vivian V. (Tomason) Arnold

CHUCKEY — Vivian V. Arnold, 84, Chucky, Tenn. passed away, Thursday (May 1, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Arnold was born in South Dakota, the daughter of the late Lacy and Lucy Tomason. She and her husband were the retired owners of seven restaurants in California and Virginia including the Mountain Empire in Weber City, Va. and the Liberty Café in Gate City, Va. in the late 70's and early 80's.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Darlene and Betty; and three brothers, Wally, Gary and Keith.

Surviving are her husband, H. C. "Junior" Arnold, Chucky; son, Clay Arnold, Fall Branch; one sister, Tootie, Minnesota; three brothers, Gilbert, Texas, Bill and Bob, both of Mississippi; along with many, many nieces and nephews.

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

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

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Willie Virginia (Seals) Arnold

Willie V. Arnold, 88, Mount Carmel went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Indian Path Medical Center. She was born in Scott County Virginia and had resided in Hawkins County for the last several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Arnold; daughter, Arbuta Trussell; grandsons, Jeff Trussell and Duane Mounger; sister, Louella Carter; and brother, Edwin Seals.

Willie is survived by her daughter, Sharleen Arnold, Kingsport; sons, Garry Arnold and wife, Susan, Kingsport, Rickie Arnold and wife, Sue, Kingsport, Stevie Arnold and wife, Jennifer, Mount Carmel, and Danny Whited (like a son) and wife, Linda, Kingsport; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, July 1, 2013, at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at McPheeter’s Bend Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 847, Church Hill, TN 37642.

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

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Betty Sue (Hawkins) Armstrong

KINGSPORT — Betty Sue Hawkins Armstrong, 64, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday (Nov. 30, 2008).
She was retired from the Department of Human Services after 22 years of service.
She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Salyer and husband, Roger of Hiltons, Va. and Elizabeth Armstrong; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call anytime at the home of the daughter, Melinda Salyer.
Betty's wishes were to be cremated.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Armstrong family.

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Bessie O. (Quillen) Arnold

Bessie Quillen Arnold , 79, 1353 Dewey Ave., Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday afternoon ( Oct. 16, 1998 ) at Hillside Manor after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Arnold was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Floyd Abraham and Pearl Victoria Chapman Quillen. She was a homemaker and a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Arnold ; two sisters, Blanche Tolliver, Edith Martin; two brothers, Joe Clyde Quillen and John Quillen.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Hodges, Kingsport, Dorothy Mowell, Springfield; two sons, Rick Arnold , Trout Creek, Mont., Junior Arnold , Kingsport; a sister, Lonnie Dickson, Blountville; two brothers, Hubert Quillen, Ray Quillen, both of Kingsport; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. David K. Frazier officiating.

Calling hours are one hour prior to the services and other times at the residence. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

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Helen Frances (Mowell) Arnold

Helen Frances Arnold, 60, Surgoinsville died Thursday; ( April 30, 1987 ) at Holston Valley Hospital & : Medical Center after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of the Kingsport area and a member of' First Christian Church in Kingsport .

Surviving are her husband; Paul E. Arnold; two daughters, Paula F. Arnold, Kingsport, and. Mrs. David (Cathy) Butler, Jonesborough; a son Richard Alan Arnold, Coral Gables, Fla.; a brother, R.O. Mowell, Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. Jimmy (Shirley) Peters, Bristol; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jessie Cooter, Rogersville, and Mrs. John (Kate) Reeves, .Rogersville; a half-brother, Harry Mowell, Ohio; two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert O. and Lou Eidson Mowell.                   '

Ca1ling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Fu­neral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with Palma Bennett officiating.

Burial will be in East lawn Memorial Park .

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Georgia Marie (Oaks) Arnold

GATE CITY, Va. - Marie O. Arnold, 80, 113 Ft. Blackmore Road, passed away Thursday (April 13, 2000) at her residence.

Born in Scott County on May 6, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Dennie C. and Lovely Babb Oaks. She had worked as a teacher's aide for Scott County School System and was an Avon representative for many years. Mrs. Arnold was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Bill Oaks.

Surviving are her husband, Coy Arnold , of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Doyle Rasnick, Tazewell, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, ``Lester'' Allen and Sandra Arnold , Kingsport; four grandchildren, Mrs. Bryan (Jennifer) Boyd, Tazewell, Va., Myra-Beth Rasnick, Harrisonburg, Va., Allen Arnold , Lexington, Ky., and James Wayne and Kathy Arnold , Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Kaley Nicole Arnold and Bryan Keith Boyd II; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Kelly Brooks, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Shirley Oaks, Gate City, Va.; special aunt, Ada Mann, Thaxton, 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 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leroy Pearson and the Rev. Larry Spivey officiating. Music will be provided by Leroy Pearson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Oaks, Bobby Oaks, Mike Oaks, Ernie Oaks, Denny Haynes, Duane Drye, and Shane Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Phyllis Meade, Route 2, Box 273, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Glen Lacy Arnold

KINGSPORT - Glen Arnold, 78, of Kingsport, passed away on Wednesday (Sept. 29, 2010) at his residence.

He was born in Tazewell, Va., and was retired from Clinchfield Coal Co. He was also a member of Durham Chapel Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Cotella Adkins Arnold; great-grandson, Cavin Arnold; brothers, Eugene Arnold and Franklin Arnold.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patsy Arnold, of the home; daughter, Brenda Louise Arnold, Kingsport; sons, Glen Edward Arnold and wife, Trina, Stanley Valley, Denny Ray Arnold and wife, Melissa, Stanley Valley, Thomas Daniel and wife, Renea, Pennsylvania; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Retha Hardin, Des Moines, Iowa, Francis Hutchson, Mesa, Ariz., Hassie Hale and husband, Arvil, Clintwood, Va., Dorothy Gliem, Corden, Iowa, Shirley Talmadge and husband, Fred, Texas, Barbara Michaels, Russell, Iowa; and brothers, Vernon Arnold, Wise, Va., and Arthur Arnold and wife, Darlene, Ocela, Iowa.

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

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Johnny Duncan and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

Music will be provided by Durham Chapel Church Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nick Arnold, Nathan Arnold, J.D. Arnold, Trenton Flaherty, Randy Hutchinson, Matthew Sweeney and Scott Bridgeman.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Lee Roy Arnold

MOUNT CARMEL - Lee Roy Arnold , 76, 302 Kaywood, passed away Thursday ( Feb. 10, 2000 ) at the Church Hill Health Care Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Arnold was born in Hawkins County, where he spent most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II as a corporal with the Company C BNSR. He was a retired supervisor with the Steadman Construction Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Arbuta Trussell; one grandson, Jeffery Trussell; his parents, George Walter and Hattie Dickson Arnold ; three brothers, Will Arnold , Homer Arnold , Fred Arnold ; three sisters, Alpha Arnold Albright, Gertrude Arnold and Lola Ward.

Surviving are his wife, Willie V. Seals Arnold , of the home; one daughter, Sharleen Hess, Bristol, Tenn.; three sons, Garry Arnold , Rickie Arnold and Steve Arnold , all of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; like a son, Danny Whited, Blountville; and several nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Gephardt and the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPheeters Bend Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Church Hill VFW Post 9754.

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Lester Allen Arnold

KINGSPORT — Lester Allen Arnold age 57, passed away Tuesday (July 11, 2006) after a long battle with diabetes.

He was born in Sullivan County. Mr. Arnold was a 1968 graduate of Gate City High School and had 33 years of service with the Kingsport Press.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Marie Oaks Arnold; son, Kenneth Allen Arnold; special aunt, Margaret Greene.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Sandra Arnold, of the home; son, James "Jimmy" Wayne Arnold, Kingsport; granddaughter, Kaley Arnold, father, Coy Allen Arnold, Gate City, Va.; sister, Linda Rasnick and husband Doyle, Tazewell, Va.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Eulogies will be by Randall Spivey and Larry Spivey.

Music will be provided by Dennie Haynes.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Interment will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.

Lester and Sandra would like to thank these very special people for their support and help in the last months: Shela and Bud Cole, Ruth and Phil Crooke, Uta, Nancy and John Becky, Hillary, Marie, Kevin and all the Home Health Nurses at Hospice.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mae Mary ( Hobbs ) Arnold

JONESBOROUGH - Mrs. Mae Hobbs Arnold, 90, Embreeville Road (recently resided at Appalachian Christian Village ) died Saturday ( April 13, 2002 ) at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was a native of Scott County , Va. , and a daughter of the late Henry and Bonnie Clark Hobbs .

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred D. Arnold in 1998; and four sisters and six brothers.

Mrs. Arnold was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Alice L. and son-in-law Carson R. Gentry, Johnson City; one brother, Earl Hobbs, Jonesborough; three sisters, Charmie Lee and Monnie Flo Hobbs, both of Kingsport, and Emma June Rouse, and brother-in-law David Rouse, both of Hiltons, Va., in Scott County; two grandchildren, Pam Williams, Jonesborough, and Carson Gentry Jr., Gray; two great-grandchildren, Candace and Wesley Williams, both of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. O.G. Clark and the Rev. Paul Hyatt officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Washington County Memory Gardens .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times
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Mary Estella “Stella” (Hood) Rhoton Arnold

GATE CITY (Spl.)-Mrs. Stella Rhoton Arnold, 59, died at her home near Speer's Ferry at 6 p.m. Saturday [ June 16, 1951 .]

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Henderson Arnold; her mother, Mrs. Martha Hood; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Lane of Duffield; a stepson, D. B. Arnold; one sister, Mrs. Efford Wade of Clinchport.

The body is at McConnell Funeral Home. Funeral services are incomplete.

( KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday. June 17, 1951 )

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Patsy Louise (Kern) Arnold

Kingsport, TN – Patsy Louise Kern Arnold, 70, of Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Signature Health Care (Rogersville, TN).

Mrs. Arnold was born February 12, 1943, in the Mabe community of Scott County, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Dillard Kern and Lillian Flanery Kern Mullins.

During her lifetime, Mrs. Arnold worked several different jobs, including work in the factory and manufacturing sector and as a homemaker.

Mrs. Arnold was a faithful Christian and was a member of Durhams Chapel Church (Duffield, VA).

She is preceded in death by her father, Dillard Kern; her mother and stepfather, Lillian Mullins and James “Slick” Mullins; her husband, Glen L. Arnold (2010); grandparents, George and Lillie Pruitt Kern, and Luther “Blackie” and Venus Stone Flanery; and an infant brother, Ray Kern.

Survivors of Patsy L. Kern Arnold include her 3 sons, Glen Edward Arnold and wife Trina (Stanley Valley), Denny Ray Arnold (Stanley Valley), and Thomas Daniel Arnold and wife Renea (Pennsylvania); daughter, Brenda Arnold (Church Hill, TN); grandchildren, Nick Arnold, Nathan Arnold, Trenton Flaherty, Josh Arnold, Coby Arnold, Caleb Arnold, Jacob Arnold, Camaron Whitcomb, Tristan Arnold, Mikaila Whitcomb, Tiffany Hagen, Erica Arnold, Sean Ball, Tonya Curtsinger, and Meaghan Ball; 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Meade (Iowa), Edith Cantrell (Surgoinsville, TN), and Mary Carroll (Big Stone Gap, VA); brothers, Robert Kern (Kansas), and Jim Kern (Arizona); several nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). Family and friends may also visit at other times at the residences of Mrs. Arnold’s sons, Glen and Denny (Stanley Valley area).

A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Terry Rhoton and David Hale will officiate. Music will be provided by the Durhams Chapel Quartet.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Nathan Arnold, Nick Arnold, Trenton Flaherty, Sean Ball, Dustin Johnson, and other friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Serving the family of Patsy L. Kern Arnold is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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William Haskell "Bill" Arnold

CHURCH HILL - William H. "Bill" Arnold, 76, Church Hill, formerly of East Peoria, Ill. and Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (August 8, 2006).

A native of Washington County, Bill had lived in East Peoria, Ill. for 50 years, where he retired from ABF Trucking as a driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. After retirement, Bill and his wife, Mary, moved to Punta Gorda, Fla. He enjoyed RVing and working in his garden.

Bill was a member of the Sonshine Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Alice Arnold; brother, James Arnold; and sister, Bonnie Arnold.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Arnold, of the home; daughter, Phyllis Larson, Morton, Illinois; son, Roger Arnold and wife Jan, Morton, Ill.; two granddaughters, Aletha Larson, Nashville, and Taryn Deenik and husband Jon, Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Fannie Arnold and Eula Arnold, both of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Ted Arnold and wife Ora Lee, Pekin, Ill., and Jess Arnold and wife Mary, Princeville, Ill.; and various nieces and nephews.

It was Bill's wishes to be cremated. There will be private services for the family. Friends may call any time at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sonshine Baptist Church Building Fund, 23105 Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte, Fla. 33954.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the family of Bill Arnold.

(Parents of wife Mary Elizabeth Johnson Arnold were born in Scott Co, Va.)

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Ivolene "Iva" (McMurray) Arrington

KINGSPORT — Ivolene "Iva" Arrington, 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, (April 23, 2008).

She was of the Baptist faith. After her retirement from King’s Department Store, she owned and operated Iva’s Ceramics and also sold Avon.

Preceding her in death were her parents, W. B. and Lucille McMurray; and a great-grandson, Scott Hensley.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Jim Arrington; a daughter, Vickie Darlene Hartsell and husband Danny; a son, Jimmy Arrington and mate Patsy Lawson; five grandchildren, Andrew, Brittney, and Brandon Arrington, and Bradley and Justin Hartsell; one sister, Eva Pendergrass; two brothers, Clarence McMurray, Don McMurray and wife Nancy; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Johnny Gibson and Rev. Leland H. Salyer officiating.

Music will be provided by Way of Life Singers.

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

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Indian Path Medical Center and Brookhaven Manor.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Iva Arrington.

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George W. Arwood

George W. Arwood, 79, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday [10/11/1960] following a long illness.

He was born in the Fairview Community of Scott County, Va. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mack Arwood Sr., and lived in Blackwater, Va., for several years where he was engaged in farming,

He had lived in Kingsport for 15 years and was a retired employe of the J. P. Stevens Co.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Sizemore and Mrs. Wilse Amyx, both of Kingsport; one son, Mack Arwood, Blackwater, Va.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Carter-Clamon Chapel. Rev. Ralph Cook and Rev. Hobart Hall will officiate.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends. Friends will also he received at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Sizemore, 810 Federal St.

Pallbearers will he Claude Moore, Judge Moore, Ballard Sizemore, Avery Sizemore, Franklin Johnson and Kay Miller.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1960

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Billy Cecil Arrington

Fall Branch, TN - Billy Cecil Arrington, 71, Fall Branch, TN passed away, Monday, October 22, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mr. Arrington was born in Scott County, VA on June 2, 1941 to the late Enoch and Maudie Bledsoe Arrington. He was a retired foreman with Greif Brothers.

In addition to his parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Lois Ramey Arrington, Fall Branch, TN; daughters, Andrea Begley and husband, Arron, Kingsport, TN, and Donna Williams and husband, Tony, Gate City, VA; sons, Billy Wayne Arrington, Kingsport, TN, Randy Arrington and wife, Patti, Church Hill, TN, Billy Sturgill and wife, Carol, Kingsport, TN, Gerald Arrington, Gate City, VA, and Shannon Arrington and wife, Charlsey, Gate City, VA; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; mother of his children, Bethel Brock, Gate City, VA; sister, Betty Jo Casteel and husband, Frank, Weber City, VA; brothers, Howard Arrington and wife, Berniece, Gate City, VA and Jim K. Arrington, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. David Salley and Rev. Steve Pate officiating. Joey Strickler, Anna Begley, and Billy Wayne Arrington and Tattered Saints will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Cecil Arrington.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Lillie Retta Gilliam Arrington

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

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Lillie Retta Gilliam Arrington, 86, in the Fairview community, went to be with Jesus Sunday (April 25, 2004) at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 5, 1917. She was a member of the Fairview Church of Jesus Christ. Mrs. Arrington was formerly employed in the pastry department of the Purity Maid Bakery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Ora Arrington in January 2000; her parents, John D. and Charlotte (Head) Gilliam; brothers, Sidney Gilliam, William (Bill) Gilliam and Jessie Gilliam; sisters, Ida Gilliam, Etta Rogers, Pansy Robinette, Elzada Southerland and Edna Bledsoe.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and J.C. Qualls, Clinchport, Va.; a very special grandson, Michael Qualls and his wife, Millie; two great-grandchildren, Lora and Aaron Qualls with another great-grandchild to be born in June; sisters, Mary Maness, Fairview, Martha Gilliam, Kingsport, Cora Bolin, Sneedville; brother, Claude Gilliam, Augusta, Ga.; brother-in-law and wife, Carson and Virgie Arrington; sister-in-law, Juanita McMillian; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at Mrs. Arrington’s residence or at the home of J.C. and Patricia Qualls.

A celebration of her life will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 8 p.m. with Bro. Jonathan Lovelace and the Rev. Joe Coffey officiating.

Music will be provided by Heavenly Peace.

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

Pallbearers are Junior Wells, Vergil Wells, Richard Qualls, Larry Qualls, Jeff Berry, and Frank Berry.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to Mrs. Arrington’s caregivers, Shirley Lawson, Barbara Powers, Casey Wells and Dorothy Gilliam, her doctor, James Wolfe and his staff, and the staff of Wellmont Hospice. We could not have made it without you!

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church of your choice.

Submitted by Don Lane

Services and Obituary of Omer Arrington

Omer Arrington , age 71 of Jerome died at St. Benedict Long Term Care Center in Jerome on Saturday, May 31, 1986 following a lingering illness. He was born on August 4, 1914 in Scott County, Va.

He came to Jerome in 1936. He worked for J.W. Robertson for 30 years in Buhl and Bellevue. He then moved to Dietrich where he was employed be the Dietrich Grazing Assn. for 7 years. He then retired in 1977 and moved to Jerome to make his home.

He was married to Carol May Byington at Bellevue on Sept. 4, 1948. He belonged to the Baptist church and was active in the Jerome Sr. Citizen’s.

Survivors include his wife Carol of Jerome. Three sons, Bill Arrington of Glenns Ferry, Mike Arrington of Jerome, and John Kyle Arrington of Lancaster, Calif. One daughter, Christy Southwick of Dietrich. Two brothers, Ora of Clinchport,Va. and Carson of Duffield, Va. Three sisters, Ona Goins of Rogersville,Tn., Juanita McMillan of Duffield and Anna Belle Gilreath of Gate City, Va. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services were held at the Bergin Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, June 3, 1986 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lorn Blades officiating.

The family prayer was offered by Jess Southwick, John Chandler sang Amazing Grace and Shall We Gather At The River. Keith Johansen sang Lead Me Gently Home. The life sketch was given by Hap Wilson. The message and benediction was given by Rev. Blades.

Honorary pallbearers were, Ruben Hayes, Al Hayes , Herman Jacobson, Hap Wilson, Bob Weatherton and Delbert Hall. Active pallbearers were, Derris Head, Gordon Ford, Ron Beckley, Ray Ford, Ted Uhrig and Jim Schrader.

Dedication of the grave in the Shoshone Cemetery was by Dale Southwick. Services were under direction of the Bergin Funeral Chapel.

Courtesy of Bergin Funeral Chapel , Shoshone, Idaho
Submitted by neice Beverly McMillan Brickey’s husband Roger Lee Brickey

Ora Arrington

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

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.

Submitted by Don Lane

William Arrington

Blackwater, Va., Thursday, Jan. 21, 1965 - William Arrington, 69, of Fairview, Va. died at 11p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.

He was a merchant and retired farmer and a member of the Fairview Church of Jesus Christ.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Jennie Arrington, Fairview, Va., three daughters, Mrs. Clayton Gilreath of Gate City; Mrs. Juanita McMillan of Kyles Ford and Mrs. McKinley Goins, Rogersville; four sons, Omer of Bellevue, Idaho; Ora of Fairview, John , of Rogersville; and Carson of Duffield, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Manis of Fairview; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Fairview Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Granville Peters and the Rev. Clarence Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Robinette Funeral Home from 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.

Kingsport Times News
Submitted by Granddaughter Beverly McMillan’s husband Roger Lee Brickey

Conley V. Arwood

Gate City, Va.— Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Today for Conley V. Arwood. 53, who was found dead friday morning by members of the family in his home in the Fairview section. A World War I veteran, he had been in declining health for some time.

The Rev. R. H. Mendenhall, will officiate at the services, to be held at Zion Church, Fairview, with burial following in the Sailing Cemetery.

Mr. Arwood was a member of the Methodist Church, and was affiliated with the Masonic organization.

Survivors include the widow Mrs. Laura Tyler Arwood: two brothers; W. M. Arwood of Kingston. Tenn.. and G. W. Arwood of Kinsport: three sisters. Mrs. Lloyd Pendleton and Mrs. Jessie Bloomer of Fairview, and Miss Mary Arwood of Clinchrort. Va.

Kingsport Times-News; Oct. 29, 1944

Stallard Arwood

JASPER - Stallard Arwood, 57, died Tuesday [ 12/14/1976 ] at his home.

He had been a lifelong resident of Jasper.

Survivors include: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Arwood, Jasper.

Robinette Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Stallard Arwood will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday from Robinette Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Clark and Rev. Tobe Davis officiating. Interment will follow In Flores Cemetery . Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Robinette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News / Thursday, December 16, 1976)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane

Virginia Lee (Hood) Roberts Arwood

NORTON, Va. — Virginia Lee Roberts Arwood, died Dec. 12, 2007 in Norton Community Hospital .
She was born in Letcher County , Ky. , to Clyde and Eliza (Denham) Hood and was a retired employee of the Norton City Schools.
Virginia was of the Christian faith and attended the Guest River Pentecostal Church .
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Zack Roberts; her brothers, Jimmy and Joe Hood; and a son-in-law, Johnny Wampler.
Surviving are her daughters, Donna Roberts Addington and Debbie Roberts Wampler, both of Norton; her husband, Matt Arwood; and a host of other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hagy and Fawbush Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Lars Dorton officiating.
Tracy Kress, soloist, will provide music.
Interment will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is serving the Roberts family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Helen (Alley) Taylor

Daisy Pearl (McClellan) Cushman Ashburn

GATE CITY, Oct. 31 — Joint funeral services were held today at Blair's Chapel near here for Mrs. Helen Taylor, 77, and her granddaughter, Mrs. Daisy Ashburn, 28, both of whom died within 16 hours of each other Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Mrs. Ashburn died suddenly of heart failure Saturday morning [10/29/1932] at the home of W. E. Taylor, Sr., where she had come from her home in Norfolk to visit her ill grandmother, Mrs. Taylor.

Mrs. Taylor had been ill about four weeks prior to her death about 1:00 p.m. Sunday [10/30/1932] morning.  She was a member of a pioneer family in Scott county where she had lived her entire life constantly taking an interest in the welfare of her neighbors, church and community.

When stricken with a fatal heart attack, Mrs. Ashburn was talking to the physician attending her grandmother.  She was a native of Scott county, but had made her home in Washington, D. C., and Norfolk, Va., for the past 11 years.  She, as her grandmother, was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving Mrs. Ashburn are her husband, Overton Ashburn, at present located in Hagerstown, Md.; one daughter, Janice; her father, J. B. McClellan, Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. R. O. Williams, Roda. Va., Mrs. E. B. Williams, Hill, Va., Mrs. Charles Rogan, Kingsport, Tenn., and one brother, Warner B. McClellan, Gate City.  Her mother died several years ago.

Surviving Mrs. Taylor are her husband, W. E. Taylor, Sr., Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Liddie Salling, Slant, Va., and the following children, Thomas N. Taylor, Kingsport; C. D. and J. C. Taylor, Wheelerton, Tenn,; W. E. Taylor, Jr., Gate City and J. E. Taylor, Fort Blackmore, Va.

A huge number of friends thronged the Blair's Chapel church and yard during funeral services conducted by Rev. Joshua Lane, assisted by Rev. John Vermillion.  Burial rites were held at the Taylor Cemetery near the church.

[The Taylor Cemetery named as burial place is apparently the same as present-day Penley Cemetery, S Gate City #36.]

Kingsport Times, Monday, October 31, 1932

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Delmar Carlos Ashworth

Delmar Carlos Ashworth, 57 of Mt. Carmel, TN, and formerly of Yuma, VA passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at his residence in Mt. Carmel.

Mr. Ashworth was born in Scott County, VA on April 18, 1954, the son of the late Howard Ellis Ashworth and Hazel Marie Dingus Ashworth. He was employed as a bailer operator with J.P. Stevens.

Surviving is his son, Travis Ashworth, Bloomingdale; granddaughter, Samantha Ashworth, Bloomingdale; fiancée, Connie Shepard, Greeneville, TN; sister, Shirley Lane and husband, James, Yuma, VA; brother, Sherle Ashworth and wife, Amie, Pauldling, OH; nieces, Melissa Hanankratt, Donna Lane Ramey, and Lora Castle; nephew, Norman Ashworth; great nieces, Carrie Catron, Emily Salyer, McKenzie Hanankratt; very special great niece, Tanya Salyer; great nephews, Johnathon Hanankratt, Neil Hanankratt, and Roger Stinson; several aunts and uncles; special uncle, Eugene Dingus; and very special friends who he loved spending time with, Kenny Kerr and Randy Sluss; children of his fiancee, Jeannie and Doug Carter, Donald and Deanna Shepard and grandchildren, Cody, Tucker, and Bo.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, August 8, 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 Rev. Jerry Hall officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the Carter Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, VA. Kenny Kerr, Justin Darnell, Adam Tipton, Billy Salyer, Doug Carter, and Donald Shepard will serve as pallbearers. David Darnell, John Ferguson, Larry Tipton, Roger McClellan, Randy Sluss, and Mack Edwards will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Delmar Ashworth.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Ellen (Carter) Ashworth

WEBER CITY, Va. - Laura Ellen Ashworth, 96, entered into rest Friday ( March 1, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center , Kingsport .

She was born April 12, 1905 in Scott County , Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Jackson Carter and Cordelia Starnes Carter.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Monroe Ashworth; son, Paul Ervin Ashworth; three sisters, Polly Light, Mary Hill and Eva Monk; two brothers, Charles and George Carter; great-grandson, William Paul Templeton; great-great grandson, Logan Ezekiel Quillen

She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Arlena and Eugene Light, Weber City, Va.; brother, Ezra Carter, Weber City, Va.; four grandchildren, Sherry Page, Ricky Ashworth, Kathy Hensley and Tammy Templeton; nine grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Helen Ashworth, Gate City, Va.; special niece, Anice Barnard, Gray.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Jim Mullins officiating.

Music will be provided by Todd Barnard, Debbie Thomas, Vickie Blakley and Shanna Quillen. Solo by Shelia Hood.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport . Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Page, Jay Page, Ronald Light, Tony Pierson, Michael Hill and Danny Hensley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Light, Jack Light, Gordon Barnard and Anthony Templeton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Loudemia (Steffie) Ashworth

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Loudemia Steffie Ashworth, 75, Route 2, Nickelsville, Va., died Wednesday (Jan. 29, 1992) at the residence of her daughter in Church Hill after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and attended Addington Frame Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Vincent Ashworth in 1974; her parents, Arthur and Molly Smith Steffie; four brothers, Jack Steffie, Brack Steffie, Warren Steffie and Bud Steffie; and one sister, Ruth Hammonds.

Surviving are two daughters, Bess Addington, Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. Gary Wayne (Polly) Moore, both of Church Hill; three sons, Robert Vincent Ashworth, Gate City, Va., Paul Henry Ashworth, Nickelsville, Va., and Eric Wayne Ashworth, Westville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Hammonds, Maryland.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Gerald Hopkins and the Rev. Buddy Legg officiating.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Isaac Ashworth

Rye Cove, VA - Roy Isaac Ashworth, 82, born September 5, 1930 passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law surrounded by his loving family.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Neil Supply, Co. He was a deacon of Pendleton's Freewill Baptist Church.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Carrie Egan Ashworth; sisters, Annie Ashworth and Mabel Tipton and husband, Charles; mother and father-in-law, Maude and Warner Dockery; brother-in-law, Darrell Dockery; and sister-in-law, Doris Dockery.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years and the love of his life, Roxie Dockery Ashworth, Ft. Blackmore, VA; his loving daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Matt Faulkner, Kingsport, TN; sisters and brothers, Juanita and Odker Wallen, Lena and Ray Frazier, Billie Jo and Donnie Stewart, Sandra and Glen Poore, and Carolyn Malone; his nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much, and his "grandchildren", Jennifer, Samantha, Logan, Chloe, Addison, Emma, and Elijah.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 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 Pastor Kevin Sanders and Pastor Russell Sanders officiating. The Pendleton's Singers will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post # 265, Gate City, VA, assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. David Dockery, Dwain Dingus, Billy Egan, Larry Lane, Otis Dockery, Jr., Rick Stewart, and Keith Wallen will serve as pallbearers. Stanford Presley, B.J. Johnson, and Tony Dingus will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to our sisters, Teresa Lane and her dear family, Debbie Dockery. Joyce Tipton, Shelby Ervin, and Billy and Barbara Egan who are angles on earth; and to Dr. Andy Delwadia, Judy, Michelle, and Mountain States Hospice for their love and care of Roy.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Roy I. Ashworth.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Vincent Ashworth

GATE CITY, Va. - Mr. Robert Vincent Ashworth, 60, Route 2, entered into rest Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Ashworth was born in Scott County, VA on Aug. 11, 1943, son of the late Henry Vincent and Loudemia Steffey Ashworth. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Quebecor Printing Company in Kingsport.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Brooks Ashworth, Gate City; daughter and son-in-law, Mechelle and Richard Edwards, Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Tammy Ashworth, Gate City; grandchildren, Jessica and Hannah Edwards and an unborn grandson; stepgrandson, Aaron Edwards; sisters and brother-in-law, Bess Addington, Gate City, and the late Hubert Addington, and Pauline and Gary Moore, Church Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eric and Marcia Ashworth, of Indiana, and Paul and Rita Ashworth, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his daughter.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Johnny Kendrick officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382 of the VFW. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Ron Berger, Jerry Kilgore, Travis Steffey, Doyle "Peanut" McConnell, Terry McReynolds, Tim Hall and Richard Brooks will serve as pallbearers.

Josh Stapleton, David McConnell, Kelly McConnell, Michael Ashworth and Roger Brooks will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Faye (Gibson) Atherton

Ohio - Virginia Faye Atherton, 66, entered into rest Wednesday ( June 13, 2001 ) at 3:40 p.m. in Ohio .

She was born in Scott County on March 13, 1935 , to the late Tillman and Dona Gibson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael David Atherton; four brothers, Tom, Jack, Glen and Darrel Gibson, all of Gate City, Va.; grandparents, Cesco and Mary Gibson.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Atherton, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dave Richards, Ohio; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Lee and Lynn Atherton, Frankie and Leslie Atherton, Terry and Michelle Atherton, all of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Christian, Ruth and Philip Crooke, all of Gate City, Va., Maxie Musik, San Mateo, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Betty Gibson, T.M. and Carol Gibson, Wichita, Kans., Fred and Nancy Gibson, James "Jim" and Gertie Gibson, Gate City, Va.; sisters-in-law, Janice Gibson, Gate City, Va., and Joyce Rogers, Kingsport.

Services will be held at Chambers Funeral Home, Cleveland , Ohio .

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kristopher Harold Atkins

KINGSPORT — Kristopher Harold Atkins, 23, entered into rest Sunday (June 7, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born April 29, 1986 in Detroit, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Howard; sister, Maggie Atkins and brother, Michael Skutnik.

He is survived by his fiancé, Ashley Stewart with future child, Kingsport; daughter, Hannah; and son, Jacob; father, Kenneth Atkins, Mount Carmel; mother, Darline Atkins, Hiltons, Va.; sisters, Kyla Atkins and Armando Gomez, Gate City, Va., Kelly Atkins and Chris Patrick, Kingsport, Kandy Atkins and Matthew Genova, Kingsport, Tina Atkins and Roy Lee Phillips, Kingsport; three brothers, Kenneth Atkins and Christina Williams, Gate City, Va., Michael Adams and Tammy Adams, Detroit, Mich., Dustie Phillips and Hillary Phillips, Kingsport; paternal grandmother, Vera Atkins, Detroit, Mich.; nieces and nephews, Julia, Duane, Jody, Kayla, Josh, Nicky, Victorya, Krysten, Mario, Christopher, Khali, Alexis, Kenneth, David, Mikey, Haley Mae, Matthew, Dustie, Brianna, Kaelynn, Parker and Stacy.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Mitchell Whisnant officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Lee Atkins, Dustie Phillips, Roy Lee Phillips, Billy Meade, Michael Bird Adams, David Patrick and Chris Patrick.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gate City Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billie Kay (Sampson) Atwood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Billie K. Sampson Atwood, 63, of Nashville, Tenn., passed away April 4, 2013, in Nashville after an extended illness.

Mrs. Atwood was born July 22, 1949, in Kingsport, Tenn. to Billy Joe and Mildred Sampson.

She was preceded in death by her father; brother-in-law, Beeler “Shorty” Walton; her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her husband, Donald B. “Bert” Atwood, Sr.; daughter, Melissa K. Atwood (Jerry) Bryant; son, Donald B. (Debbie Byrd) Atwood, Jr.; grandchildren, Logan Bryant, Sarah DeJong, Andrew DeJong, Gabe Condrey and Annabelle Byrd; her mother, Mildred Sampson; and sister, Connie Walton.

A celebration of Mrs. Atwood’s life will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Reed officiating.

Interment will be in the Middle TN Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 9, 2013 with nephews serving as pallbearers.

Dr. Christopher D. Holloway, Charles E. Crow and Linda Robinson are honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until the time of service, Saturday at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, Tenn. 37216, (615) 865-1101.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

America (Herrington) Austin

NICKELSVILLE, Va. (Spl.) - America Herrington Austin, 40, wife of the late Charlie Austin, died in a Norton, Va., hospital

Monday afternoon. [8/20/1951]

She was a native of Scott County and the daughter of Ben and Rosa Johnson Herrington. She was a member of the Baptist

Church.

Surviving are the father, Ben Herrington, now of Gulnar, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Collins, of Heenan, Ky., Mrs. Ammie Young of Coalrun, Ky., and Mrs. Middie Williamson of Gulnar,

Ky,; two brothers, John Herrington, of Nickelsville, Leonard Herrington, of Home Creek, Va.

Her husband died in January, 1951.

Funeral services will be at the New Bethel Church, at Nickelsville, near the home, Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ben Powers and the Rev. C. L. Kilgore will officiate.

Burial will be in the nearby Turner Cemetery.

KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, August 21, 1951

Submitted by Don Lane

Beda Rose (Frazier) Austin

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Beda Rose Frazier Austin, 61, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 27, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on July 28, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nannie Russell Frazier . She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Austin, April 1979; a sister, Nora Hill; and two brothers, Clyde and Sam Frazier .

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Don Bloomer, Duffield, Va.; five sons and daughters-in-law, George and Judy Austin and Earl and Joyce Austin, all of Duffield, Va., Denny and Sarah Austin, Michael and Karen Austin and Frankie and Debra Austin, all of Gate City, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. J.D. (Edna) Jones and Mrs. Pat (Mary) Neeley, both of Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Orbin (Ruth) Stacey, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Ruby Russell, Duffield, Va.; seven grandchildren, Keith, Jonathan, Christopher, Kristen, and Justin Austin, Misty Hill and Amanda Bloomer; a great-grandchild, Payton Keith Austin; three step grandchildren, Amy Dingus, Ronnie Davis and April Johnson; and several nieces, nephews and many special friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Duffield Funeral Home and at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Don Bloomer.

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

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition and Nancy Rhoton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Frazier Cemetery, Duffield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Lee Austin

CLINCHPORT — Elmer Lee Austin, 65, of Route 1, Clinchport, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Monday morning [8/30/1976] following an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he had been employed by the Blue Ridge Glass Company and Holston Defense.  He attended the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Georgia Jones Austin, Clinchport; one daughter, Mrs. Lubert (Polly) Hammonds, Clinchport; three sons, Cecil Austin and Bobby Wayne Austin, both of Gate City, and Vestle Austin, Clinchport; three sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Hopkins, and Mrs. Ruby Bowen, both of Gate City, and Mrs. Creed Frazier, Duffield; one brother, Billy Austin, Duffield; 11 grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Elmer Lee Austin will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Lester Smith and the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Willie Jennings officiating.  Burial will follow in the family [Spivey] cemetery.  Pall bearers will be Coy Jones, Elmer Rhoton, Oakley McDavid, George McDavid, Jimmy Flanary, W. R. Wright.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday night. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, August 31, 1976

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Georgia (Jones) Austin

GATE CITY — Georgia Jones Austin, 90, entered into rest Sunday (March 23, 2008) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va., July 23, 1917.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Sidney Jones and Nan Quillen Jones; her husband, Elmer Lee Austin; half-sister, Dorothy Quillen and half-brothers, Fred Quillen and J.L. Quillen.

Survivors include her daughter, Polly Hammond, Clinchport, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Ruth Austin, Gate City, Va., Bobby and Patsy Austin, Duffield, Va., Vextal Austin, Gate City, Va.; half-sisters, Margaret Hunley and Ruth France, both of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren and spouses, Jeff and Donna Austin, Tim and Tammy Darnell, Greg and Revonda Austin, Jamie and Crystal Austin, Jackie and Sally Austin, Billy Austin, Travis and Diane Austin, Ron and Susan Austin, Eddie Hammond and Sherry Carter, Phyllis and Sam Williams, Richard and Penny Hammond, Teresa and Larry France; great-grandchildren, Chris Austin, Brianna Austin, Justin Austin, Olivia Austin, Shawna Austin, Mark Dingus, Brian Dingus, Dominic Austin, Isaiah Austin, Kendra Hammond, Channing Austin, Christine Cleek and Summer Cleek; step-granddaughters, Jennifer Rogers, Patricia Dean and husband, Joe Dean.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Cecil Austin.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Sanders and the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet and Otis Lawson.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Austin Family Cemetery, Gate City, Va. The family will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to the staff of the Brian Center for their loving care of Ms. Austin.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Austin family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lelyia (Gilreath) Austin

GATE CITY, Va. - Lelyia Gilreath Austin, 92 of Gate City, Va., passed away, with her loving family by her side, on Saturday, (April 21, 2007), at her home, following several months of declining health.

She was born in Scott County Va. to the late Hiram and Arminda McDavid Gilreath.

Lelyia lived her entire life as a wonderful role model and inspiration to those who knew her. She was always there with her nine children and instilled caring, giving and integrity to her children. Her family was always first and foremost in her life and she was always there for her "babies" as they were with her when God took her home on Saturday.

She was a wonderful, fun-loving, hard-working, generous and caring person. She loved to work in her flowers and yard and sew and make quilts before her eyesight failed rapidly some years ago. The family would like to thank her wonderful neighbors for being so kind to her and for always being there if she needed them. She loved everyone and strived always to lead by her example of being good to everyone.

Lelyia was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in East Carters Valley. She had been a Sunday school teacher and class secretary in her younger years at the church. Her entire Gilreath family attended the church for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Benton Austin; two children Kathleen Austin and Howard Keener Austin; four grandchildren Jeffrey Austin, Joseph Austin, Angela Austin and Teresa Lyall Betley; nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruby A. Hayes, Barbara Anderson and husband, C.H., and Elaine Lyall and husband, Larry, all of Church Hill, Kathy Brooks and husband, Bobby, of Kingsport; sons, L. Bruce Austin and wife, Peggy, Gene E. Austin and wife, Elizabeth all of Kingsport and James M. Austin of Jonesboro; 15 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a very special niece Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) Bishop.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence at Misty Morning Circle (East Carters Valley).

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles Kilbourne and Rev. David Salley officiating.

Music will be provided by The Holder Family.

Entombment services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Doug Gilreath, Bill Gilreath, Wayne Smith, Larry Smith, Harold Gilreath and Maynard Ketron.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Turner, Jim LaFollette, Carl Castle, Charles Dingus, Doug Ringley, Mark McCarty, M.J. McCarty, Jacob Austin, Jamie Austin, Michael Hayes, Patrick Hayes, Chad Austin, Randall Austin, Jon Calhoun, Jonathan Lawson and Jimmy McCoy.

The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Wellmont Home Health, Bristol Hospice House and Dr. Daniel Carroll and his staff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, (Cemetery Fund), c/o Jack Edwards, 13906 East Carters Valley Rd. Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Henry Ayers Jr.

NORTON, Va. -- James Henry Ayers Jr., 72, died Friday (Aug. 21, 1998) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home.

He was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a sergeant in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace May Ayers ; his father, James Henry Ayers Sr.; and two brothers, Harold and Frank Ayers .

Surviving are his wife, Marcella Thompson Ayers , Norton, Va.; a son, Charlie Ayers , Duffield, Va.; four daughters, Marilyn Crain, Linda Meade, Sharon Absher, all of Norton, Va., and Kim Crain, Beckley, W.Va.; four grandchildren; a brother, Billy Ayers , Norton, Va.; two sisters, Mary Tate, Richmond, Ind., and Ruby Dakin, Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hagy Funeral Home, Norton, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Gary Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites conducted by Norton VFW Post No. 4301 and Wise DAV Chapter 56.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marcella (Thompson) Ayers

(Thompson family from Scott Co)

NORTON, Va. — Marcella Ayers, 71, died Friday (Feb. 6, 2009) at Mountain View Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Orbin and Allie Fair Thompson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ayers; brother, Ernie Thompson; and a sister, Delores Wells.

She is survived by a son, Charles and Paula Ayers, Stickleyville, Va.; daughters, Marilyn and Steve Crain, Norton, Va., Kim and Jeff Crain, Beckley, W.Va., Linda and Ronnie Hall, Pound, Va., Sharon and Chris Absher, Norton, Va.; eight grandchildren; brothers, Clayton Thompson, Doug Thompson, Gene Thompson, all of Appalachia, Va., Gary Thompson, Blackwater, Va., Ralph Thompson, Pennsylvania; sisters, Opal Collins, Appalachia, Va., Joann Riley, Bluff City, Sandra Thompson, Appalachia, Va., Ruble Taylor, Duffield, Va., Kathryn Osborne, Blackwater, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Hagh & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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