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George "Junior" Babb

BRISTOL, Tenn. - George "Junior" Babb, 72, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday (May 15, 2004) from NHC in Johnson City after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Junior was born in Rye Cove, Va., a son of the late William Kenneth Babb and Gladys Starnes Babb. He had lived in Bristol for over 50 years and was a graduate of Tennessee High School.

Junior worked for Interstate Lanes, Bowl Mor, and Food City and attended Oak Dale Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy "Rod" Babb; father-in-law, Martin Worley; and brother-in-law, Danny Worley.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Phyllis, of the home; four sisters, Jean Dean and her husband Jim, of Nickelsville, Va., Faye Anderson and her husband Richard, of Johnson City, Judy Miller of Kingsport, and Teresa Tipton and her husband Carl, of Clinchport, Va.; three brothers, Tony Babb and his wife Shelby, of Nickelsville, Va., Paul Babb and his wife Kathy, of Gate City, Va., and Ronnie Babb and his wife Linda, of Gate City, Va.; mother-in-law, Mareta "Shug" Worley; and brother-in-law, Randy Worley.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:45 p.m. today at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

Services will follow at 9 p.m. with Chaplain Frederick Meredith officiating.

The committal service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Webb-Lady Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Weaver, Jerry Weaver, Jimmy Fillers, Gary Conley, Frank Neal, and Rusty Cury.

Honorary pallbearers will be the nurses, CNAs, and housekeeping staff of station 2 at NHC and the Adventa Hospice caregivers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys (Starnes) Babb

WEBER CITY, Va. - Gladys Babb , 84, Brian Center, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( Aug. 4, 1999 ).

A lifelong resident of Scott County , she was born on Feb. 22, 1915 , and was the daughter of the late Asbury (1932) and Barbara Edwards Starnes Begley (1961). Mrs. Babb was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Babb in 1989; a son, Rodney Babb , 1988; a grandson, Lowell Babb , 1990; a sister, Polly Starnes; two brothers, Henry Starnes in 1977 and Marion Starnes in 1997; and a stepgranddaughter, Jamie Davis in 1997.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Jim Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Faye and Richard Anderson, Johnson City, Judy Miller, Kingsport, Teresa and Carl Tipton, Clinchport, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Junior and Phyllis Babb , Bristol, Tony and Shelby Babb , Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Rod (Lois) Babb , Paul and Kathy Babb , and Ronnie and Linda Babb , all of Gate City, Va.; brothers, George Starnes, Weber City, Va., Ray Starnes, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Carl Starnes, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and also at the home of a son, Paul Babb , 13723 E. Carters Valley Road , Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Gary Hunley and Kenneth Kiser officiating. Music will be by Janie and David Spears.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Timmy Babb , Jason Tipton, Dale Sanders, Michael Sorah, Fred Starnes, Jimmy Starnes, Claude Starnes and Bill Starnes.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Lois C. (Fields) Babb

GATE CITY, Va. — Lois C. Babb, age 63, of Emerald Valley Circle, entered into rest early Thursday morning (Jan. 10, 2008) while at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born April 14, 1944 and was the daughter of the late James Wilson and Lola Whited Fields of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and attended Midway Baptist Church as long as her health permitted.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Babb.

Survivors include a son, Tim Babb and wife, Valerie (Rhoton) of Weber City, Va.; one sister, Jean Whitten and husband, Bob of Kingsport; one brother, Otis Fields and wife, Janice of Mt. Carmel; special friend, Juanita Egan of Gate City, Va.; several special nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members also survive.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. Brother Coy Butler will officiate and Brother Marvin Egan will provide the eulogy. It is requested that family, friends and pallbearers meet at the graveside by 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the services.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hilton, Mike Hilton, Jerry Evans, Ralph Egan, Jim Henderson and Joe Greear.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Hilton, Edwin McDavid and J.T. Hilton.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lucian Audley Babb

KINGSPORT — Lucian A. Babb, 60, Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (Aug. 22, 2007) at Sunrise Hospital in Nevada.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Hillstation), he had lived in Kingsport since he was five years old. He was retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Lucian was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elda Babb; sisters, Joyce Browser, Darlene Bruner and Glenna Wheat; brother, Terry Babb.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Morrell Babb, of the home; mother-in-law, Vergie Morrell, Kingsport; sisters, Marlene Manis, Marsella Cavin and Ruth Arnold, all of Kingsport; brothers, Jack Babb, Gary Kay Babb and Phillip Babb, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Cemetery, Kingsport, Tenn., with Rev. Johnny Ray Bear, officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to The American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn., 37604.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Monnie Ruth (Haynes) Babb

WEBER CITY, Va. - Monnie Ruth Haynes Babb, 82, of Chapel Street, departed this life late Saturday (Nov. 4, 2000) at her residence.

She was a native of Scott County, a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Babb Sr.; daughters, Shelby Jean Babb and Brenda Babb; parents, Jay Kelly and Delphia Pierson Haynes; sister, Lucille Jennings; and brothers, J.K. Haynes and Jay Clyde Haynes.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Eddie Henry, and Kathy and Dave Wilson, all of Kingsport; sons and daughter-in-law, Buddy Babb, Weber City, Va., and Gary and Brenda Babb, Bedford, Va.; grandchildren, Mike Castle, Shannon Babb, Adam Babb, Mathew Donihe, Logan Donihe, Chris Kennedy and Chuck Henry; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. John (Edith) Cox, Mrs. Dorothy McKenzie, and Mrs. Carl (June) Peters, all of Weber City, Va.; brother, Glenn Haynes, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the First Baptist Choir and Andrea Sheppard.

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

Pallbearers will be Kay Gibson, H.B. Williams, Bill Babb, Swannie Hall, David Hill, and Joe Bellamy.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery in procession.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sidney Phillip Babb

KINGSPORT — Sidney Phillip Babb, 60, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Thursday (Nov. 20, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Scott County, Va. (Clinchport), he lived in Kingsport since 1952. Sidney was previously employed at J.P. Stevens Corp. He was a member of Riners Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Sydney was preceded in death by his parents, William A. Babb and Elva Hall Babb; an infant brother, Leon; and a infant sister, Brenda; two sisters, Darlene Bruner and Glenna Whist; two brothers, Perry Babb and Lucian Babb.
He is survived by his wife, Clenis Coble Babb, of the home; three sisters, Ruth Arnold, Marlene Manis and Marcella Cavin, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Gary K. Babb and Ira Jackson Babb, Sr., both of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Gilliam and the Rev. Frank Miller officiating.
Singers will be Riners Tabernacle.
Burial will follow in the Babb Family Cemetery, Hill Station, Va .
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Babb family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Serilda Jane (Smith) Babb

FALL BRANCH - Jane Smith Babb, 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior with family and friends at her bedside on Wednesday (July 7, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had spent most of her life in Nickelsville and Weber City until moving to Fall Branch in 1997. She retired as deli manager from Midtown Quik Stop, Gate City, Va. in 1994.

Mrs. Babb was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Babb in 1994; parents, Morgan T. Smith, Sr. and Nealie Dean Smith; sister, Carrie Fields; brothers, M.T. Smith and William H. (Bill) Smith.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Ron Brown, Fall Branch; grandson and wife, Robert and Tammy Brown, Kingsport; very special great-grandson, Ryne Brown; sister and brother-in-law: Betty and Bill Lane, Weber City, Va.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Imogene Smith, Nickelsville, Va., Frank and Barbara Smith, Gate City, Va., Emmitt and Brenda Smith, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Marie Smith, Hiltons, Va.; lifetime special friend, Ruby Lawson, Gate City, Va.; other special friend, Nancy Gibson, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and any other time at Log House Church Fellowship Hall, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. today with Rev. Lelbert Thornburg and Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Music will be provided by Gary Hunley.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Brown, Wade Smith, Billy Ray, Michael Elliott, Josh Powers, Bo Taylor, Jimmy Darnell and Josh Darnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ryne Brown, Morgan Elliott, Caleb Ray, Steven Ray.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Stonewall Marion “Tony” Babb

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Stonewall Marion (Tony) Babb, 77, of Nickelsville, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday (March 9, 2012) after a lengthy illness.

Tony was born to the late Kenneth and Gladys Babb in the Ft. Blackmore community of Scott County, Va., on Dec. 6, 1934.

Tony spent his career in positions at Rental Uniform and the Farmer’s and Cozart Tobacco Warehouses, in addition to being an active tobacco and cattle farmer. He enjoyed gardening, attending church, and spending time with his family and friends. He attended Rock View Church and was a member of Lawson Memorial Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Lowell Babb; brothers, Rodney and Junior Babb; and in-laws, Melvin and Eva Parks.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shelby Parks Babb, of the home; daughter, Donna (Dale) Sanders, Hiltons, Va.; four grandchildren, Matthew and Kevin Babb, Nickelsville, Va., Justin D. Sanders, Jonesborough and Sarah (Jim) Robinson, Johnson City; two brothers, Paul (Kathy) Babb, Carters Valley, Ronnie (Linda) Babb, Gate City, Va.; four sisters, Jean (Jim) Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Faye (Richard) Anderson, Johnson City, Judy Miller, Kingsport and Teresa (Carl) Tipton, Rye Cove, Va.; sister-in-law, Phyllis Babb, Bristol, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Dougie (Sue) Parks, Nickelsville, Va.; sister-in-law, Marsie (Mack) Daugherty, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Donna and Dale Sanders, 229 Holly Oak Lane, Gate City, Va.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mack Daugherty, the Rev. Kenneth Kiser and the Rev. Guy Elam officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Parks Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving the Babb family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda Jane (Gilliam) Babb

KINGSPORT - Wanda Jane Babb, 63, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, (Feb. 21, 2007), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

A resident of Kingsport most of her life, Wanda married Gary Kay Babb on Dec. 19, 1961, and was a loving wife for 45 years and also a loving mother, grandmother, and sister.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Clyde and Eulola Gilliam; a daughter, Gloria Christine Babb Pugh; and a granddaughter, Brittany Kenese Gilliam.

Surviving are her husband, Gary Kay Babb, Kingsport; a son, Kenneth E. Gilliam and wife, Donna, of Church Hill; two grandchildren, Ashlee Lynn Gillliam and Kenneth Lynn Gilliam; two great-grandchildren, Kenneth K. Gilliam and Catlin Marie Gilliam; a sister, Betty Ruth Gilliam, of Weber City; a brother, Dan Gilliam, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Mrs. Babb's wishes, there will be no funeral services.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Wanda Babb.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Verda (Ross) Babcock

Mrs. Verda Ross Babcock, 88, 602 Broad Street died in a private nursing home at 4:15 p.m. Thursday [ 10/23/1975 ] following an extended illness.

She was a native of Scott County , Va. , and a retired bank employe. Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church .

She is survived by several cousins.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Verda Ross Babcock of 602 Brood Street will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Ft. Blackmore . The Rev. James A. Boatright, and Rev. Walter Brickey will officiate. Burial will follow in the Glen Carter Family Cemetery . The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services Saturday. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times / Friday, October 24, 1975)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ruth (Pridemore) Bachman

 

Ruth Pridemore Bachman of Kingsport died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Asbury Center at Baysmont.

Born in Clinchport, VA, she had resided in Kingsport since 1925. Mrs. Bachman was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church. She was employed with Kingsport Press for over 18 years.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Horace N. Bachman; 3 sisters, Rosalie Pridemore, Reba P. Morton and Susan Pridemore Cole; and 2 brothers, Hiram C. Pridemore, Jr. and William H. Pridemore.

She is survived by her nephews, Bill Bachman and wife, Pam of Kingsport, TN, Larry Pridemore of Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Jim Johnson and wife, Neil of Dothan, AL; her niece, Patsy Stygall of Indianapolis, IN; her sister-in-law, Helen Bachman; her great-nephews, Jerod Bachman, Jim Cain of Lowell, MA, Jay Johnson of Panama City Beach, FL, and Joe Erwin of Johnson City, TN; and her great-nieces, Peggy Cain of Hampstead, NH, Barbara Uhl of Raleigh, NC, Ashley Carroll of Dothan, AL, Dr. Carole Lea Flowers of Dothan, AL, Terri Smith of Doylestown, PA, Becky Steele of Olive Branch, MS, and Mary Erwin of Christiansburg, VA.

A special note of gratitude for the love and kindness of her caregivers, Jean Ketron and Lisa Perry. The family also expresses their thankfulness and appreciation to all at Asbury Baysmont Center for their care and love.

Ruth's light shined brightly for the Lord. She let her love be seen by all.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1346, Kingsport, TN 37662.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Charles Bailey

Claude Charles Bailey, 92, died at Indian Path Hospital on  8 Feb 1990; formerly of Rt 3, Church Hill.  Born in Baileyton, Tn.  Had resided in Church Hill and Kingsport area since 1933.  Attended Victory Baptist Church, and was a retired farmer.  Was preceded in death by his wife, Delma Griffith Bailey and a son, Cecil Bailey.  Survived by daughter, Irene Lane, Ohio; sons, Charles Bailey and Roy Bailey, both of Kingsport; sisters, Cora Early, Kingsport, and Lee Carmichael, Greeneville, brother, Charlie Bailey, Kingsport. 

Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

(First wife, Lucy Ann Smith, from Scott Co.)

Abstracted from obituary in Kingsport Times-News of Friday, February 9, 1990. 

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Helen Joyce (Bellamy) Bailey

CHURCH HILL — Helen Joyce Bailey, 80, of Church Hill, passed away Wednesday (March 14, 2012), at the Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Bailey was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was a graduate of Surgoinsville High School. She attended the First Free Will Baptist Church of Church Hill and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene B. and Margaret Simmons Bellamy; one brother, Blake Bellamy; and two sisters-in-law.

Survivors include her husband, Frank J. Bailey of the home; son, Johnny Frank Bailey of Church Hill; two granddaughters, Crystal and Melanie; sister, Rose Mary Smith of Church Hill; brothers, Francis “Bud” Bellamy of Lexington, N.C., Leo Bellamy of Rogersville and Tommy Bellamy of Surgoinsville; several nieces, nephews, brother and sisters-in-law.

Calling hours are from noon to 1 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Seay officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Hill Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mabel (Byrd) Bailey

KINGSPORT — Mabel Byrd Bailey, 90, of Kingsport, peacefully died early Friday morning (March 13, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 12, 1918, the daughter of the late, O.M. and Grace Bowman Byrd.

Mabel was a native and lifelong resident of Kingsport and a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1938. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late, J. H. Bailey, Jr.

Mabel and her mother owned and operated Forest Grill Restaurant from the late 1940s until its closing in the late 1960s.

As an active member of the community, she belonged to Waverly Road Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, volunteered with the church food pantry, and participated in her local church circle. Mable is remembered as a loving, witty and compassionate family matriarch and friend who will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her daughter, Julia Bailey Daniel of Columbia, S.C.; grandson, Jonathan Eric Daniel and his wife, Hope of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister-in-law, Ilanette Byrd; niece, Nancy Byrd Piercy and her husband, William; nephews, Joe Byrd Jr. and his wife, Anita Jo, Charles H. Byrd, Sr. and his wife, Laura; great-nieces, Courtney, Margaret Anne, and Grace Byrd; great-nephews, Charles Lambert, Holloway Byrd, and William Henry Piercy, all of Jackson, Tenn.; an aunt, Kitty Bowman of Kingsport.

The family would like to recognize Mabel’s caregivers, Barbara Davidson, Sherry Castle, Missy Conley, Chris Bishop, and Marsha Vonnen. "Your love and devotion to Ms. Mabel has truly made you part of our family."

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, with the Rev. Daniel S. Clark officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Mabel Byrd Bailey.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mattie (Parker) Moffitt Bailey

Mattie Parker Moffitt Bailey, April 2, 1921- June 19, 2011 of Church Hill went to her Heavenly Home at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center early Sunday morning to meet with her loved ones and her Savior.

She was born in Hawkins County and lived a portion of her long life in Sullivan County . She was retired from Rental Uniform. She was a member of Ross Campground United Methodist Church . She was an avid bowler and still bowled in leagues up into her 80’s. She was a member of many bowling leagues, Eagles Auxiliary, past members of VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. She loved gardening, her flowers, Atlanta Braves, her church but most of all her family, friends and Lucky her cat.

Mattie was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Myrtle Parker, her husband and father of her children, James Howard Moffitt; her late husband, Allen Bailey; infant daughter, Ilene Eudora Moffitt; her son, Gale Harrison (Buddy) Moffitt; her granddaughter, Cynthia Lee Cosby; her step son, Michael Bailey; her brothers, Gale, Hugh and Lyle Parker.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Lee Moffitt of the home; her son, James H. Moffitt, Jr. of Hiltons, VA; her daughter in law, Roma M. Moffitt of Knoxville, TN; her grandson, Thomas Douglas Lee and wife, Donna; her granddaughters, Lorie Norman and husband, Josh of Bristol, VA, Jackie Seale of Knoxville and Stevie Moffitt of Knoxville nine great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; her sisters, Alpha Davis and Faye Thomas of Church Hill; many special nieces and nephews; her extended family, Greg Shelton family, Stephanie Perry family, Linda Bailey, Amanda Bailey, Todd Bailey family, The Cosby’s, Jeff, Mary, Paul and Chad; special friend, Sarah Parker.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport or anytime at the residence of 473 Ross Campground, Church Hill.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Andy Sensabaugh, Rev. Calvin Tabor and Rev. David Neel officiating. Music will be provided by Roberta Tabor.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Thursday June 23, 2011 at Ross Campground Church Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers, Doug Lee, Andrew Lee, Brandon Waller, Joey Waller, Greg Skelton and Pete Perry. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 am .

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

[Wolfe-Culbertson family of Scott Co]

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Serena Jane (____) Bailey

SULLIVAN GARDENS -- Mrs. Serena Jane Bailey, 82, died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday at her home here.

Surviving are her widower, W. H. Bailey: six stepdaughters, Mrs. D. W. Reasor: Mrs. Carl W. Miller: Mrs. Glen Parven: Mrs. Thomas Jones: Mrs. Clay Bowser: Mrs. F. M. Brown, all of Kingsport; two stepsons, Dana Bailey of Greeneville and Fred Bailey of Kingsport.

Several nieces also survive.

The body was removed Thursday afternoon from the Wilson Funeral Home to Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, where it will remain.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. Truman Smith and the Rev. Lloyd Light officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers are Gene MacMillan, Cecil and C. W. Bowser, Roy Overbay , O. C. Baines, and Quillen Bledsoe.

(Kingsport News, Friday, December 11, 1959)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Billy Jack Baines

KINGSPORT - Billy Jack Baines, 72, Kingsport, after a long battle with cancer, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2006) peacefully at home with his family by his side.

Jack was born March 8, 1934. He was the son of the late Leo Baines and the late Mary Baines Light, and son of the late Carl "Pap" Light Sr. He was employed by the Mead Paper Company for 43 years, having started at 18 years of age. He left many good friends and co-workers after retirement. His family is grieving their great loss of a wonderful husband, father, papaw, and brother.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Everett Shelton; nephews, Carl Tommy Light, Jr. and Terry Light; and a great-nephew, Robbie Light killed in in 2006

Surviving are his loving wife, Glenda Jones Baines of the home his daughters Carolyn Pearson and husband Gary Kingsport, Sharon Williams and husband Mark, Gate City, Va., Beth Lane and husband Freddie, Church Hill; sons, Jackie Neal Baines and wife Lou, Willow Springs, N.C., Mark Anthony Williams, Gate City, Va. He was a proud papaw of six granddaughters and one grandson. Granddaughters are Heather Smith and husband Jason, Kingsport, Abby Pearson and fiancé David Pierce, Jonesboro, Tenn., Kayla Weatherly, Amber Weatherly, both of Church Hill, Alyssa Williams, Gate City, Va., Allison Lawson, Kingsport; and one grandson, Hunter Lawson; sisters, Velma Light and husband Everett, Betty Melear, and Margaret Ramey, all of Kingsport; brothers, M.H. Baines and wife Midge, Leeland Baines, and Carl Thomas Light and wife Faye, all of Kingsport; special mother-in-law, Beulah Jones; several nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews; mother of his children, Charlene Ross and husband Warren, Blountville.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Hodges and Chaplain Bob Gibson officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Immediate family only will meet at Oak Hill Funeral Home; all other friends and family, please meet at the gravesite in East Lawn Memorial Park by 2:45 p.m.

Pallbearers are Gary Pearson, Jonathon Bacon, Mark Williams, Whistle Williams, David Jones, and Jason Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are special longtime friends, Harvey Bacon, Danny Poore, and Frank Herzer.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Marco DaSaliva, Amedisys Home Health Nurses, Adventa Hospice Services, with special thanks to Eleanor Graham.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Billy Jack Baines.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alice (Richards) Gardner Baker

HILTONS, Va. - Alice Gardner Baker, 81, departed this life Saturday ( Jan. 18, 2003 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

A native of Sullivan County , she was a homemaker and attended the Freewill Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stansell Gardner; second husband, Kyle Baker; parents, Andrew Richards and Nora Alfred Richards; brothers, John Richardson and Worley Buckles.

Survivors include her daughter and husband, Karen Austin and Michael Austin, Gate City, Va.; sons and wives, Morris Gardner and Elizabeth Gardner, Gate City, Va., Dewight Gardner and Margie Gardner, Hiltons, Va., Jay Gardner and Carrie Gardner, Haynes City, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sister, Fannie Duggan, Greeneville; sisters-in-law, Catherine Buckles, Bristol, Tenn., Flora Salling, Kingsport, Mable Owens, Church Hill, Madge Delp, Gate City, Va., and Edith Gardner, Gate City, Va.; brothers-in-law, Calvin Gardner, Union City, Ohio, and John Gardner, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the home of the daughter, Karen Austin.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckol Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Traditions.

Burial will follow in Gardner Cemetery , Hiltons, Va.

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Clarence Howard Baker

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Clarence Howard Baker, 76, Route 2, Fort Blackmore, Va., died Monday (Feb. 3, 1992) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Duffield, Va.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a farmer and attended Collins Chapel Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary 'Hill Baker; three brothers, Mort, Jim and Hobert Baker; three sisters, Clara Bishop, Ellen Carter and Lucille Baker; and one grandson, Scott Baker.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Lane Baker, Fort Blackmore, Va.; three daughters, Deanna Parrott, Kingsport, Shelma Baker and Glenda Arnold, both of Fort Blackmore, Va.; two sons, Darrell Baker and Terry Baker, both of Fort Blackmore, Va.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson; one brother, Henry T. Baker, Fort Blackmore, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Darrell Baker.

Services wi II be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jessee Jones and the Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Dingus-Hall Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, Va.

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Jeffrey Lee Baker

Jeffrey Lee Baker, 61, departed this life Monday, October 10, 2011, following a brief illness. Jeff was born January 11, 1950 and graduated from Gate City High School where he excelled in sports. He continued his football career at the Georgia Institute of Technology and was inducted into the Virginia High School League Football Hall of Fame in 1995. Upon receiving his degree in Industrial Management, Jeff began his career in the trucking industry and at present was President of Land Span, Inc., Lakeland, FL.

Jeff was the son of the late Joe P. and June Quillen Baker. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Brocklin Baker, maternal grandparents Belt H. and Carrie Seaver Quillen and paternal grandparents C.I and Florida Baker.

Survivors include his wife Ruth S. Baker, Lakeland, FL, daughters Misty Baker-Temple, Atlanta, GA, Kristin Rexford (Scott), Katie Burgner (Daryl), and Kari Lott (Danny), all of Lakeland. Sister Josephine Herron (Tommy A.), brother Jim B. Baker, Gray, TN, two grandsons, one niece, one great nephew, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The Family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial Services will be Friday, October 21, 2011, at 11am at Gate City United Methodist Church. Reverend Dr. Bob Lynch will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Rotary Club of Scott County, Shoe Fund. P.O. Box 728 Gat City, VA 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Kyle J. Baker

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Kyle J. Baker, 91, went to be with the Lord at 1 a.m. Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Baker was of the Baptist faith. He was an Army veteran and served in World War II and retired from Holston Defense Corp.

He was born June 9, 1911 to the late Ballard and Peggy Starnes Baker.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie Salling Baker; brother, James E. Baker.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Gardner Baker, of the home; one daughter, Margie Akers and husband, Kenneth, Gate City, Va.; one son, Hal Baker and wife, Roma, Gate City, Va.; sister, Flora Baker Salling, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Jerry (Rava) Akers, Weber City, Va., Debbie (Chris) Fugate, Rodney (Donna) Baker, Travis (Shelly) Baker, all of Gate City, Va.; stepdaughter, Karen Austin and husband, Michael, Gate City, Va.; three stepsons, Morris Gardner and wife, Elizabeth, Gate City, Va., Dwight Gardner and wife, Margie, Hiltons, Va., and Ruben Gardner and wife, Carrie, Hanes City, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; 14 step-great grandchildren; special caregiver, Judy Frazier and husband, Larry.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Darrel Fletcher officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursdayat Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. , conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W.

Pallbearers will be Chris Fugate, David Sanders, Billy Salling, Wayne Salling, Michael Austin and Roger Campbell.

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Phoebe Estelle (Fields) Baker

DUFFIELD, Va. - Phoebe Estelle Baker, 82, of the Cliff Mountain community, died Saturday ( May 11, 2002 ) at her residence after an illness.

Born March 11, 1920 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lutisha Bowen Fields. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Everett Baker; a son, Houston Baker; six brothers, Preston (Prentice), Omer, Kyle, Floyd, Virgil and Robert F. Fields.

Surviving are a son, John Baker of Duffield; daughters, Mae Jessee of Duffield, Wilma Middleton of Dryden, Va., Charlene Ramey of Rose Hill, Va., Estelle Miller of Kingsport, and Bernice Miller of Duffield; a daughter-in-law, Betty Baker of Big Stone Gap, Va.; sisters, Rachel Qualls and Callie Hill, both of Clinchport, Va., Agnes Lane of Kingsport, Rosie Fritz of Duffield, and Matilda Carter of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brothers, Walker Fields of Duffield, and Ray Fields of Gate City, Va.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 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 chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Johnny Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by The Ferrymen.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Baker Cemetery in the Cliff Mountain community.

Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

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Shirley (Culbertson) Burton Baker

GATE CITY, Va. - Shirley Culbertson Baker, 40, entered into rest Monday (Dec. 18, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Michigan on Dec. 22, 1959, she was the daughter of Arnold Culbertson and Nellie Sumner Vribes.

She was employed by Jack’s Market.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Imogene Culbertson.

In addition to her mother, Nellie Vribes, Winnie, Tex., and her father and step-mother, Arnold and Ilene Culbertson, Kingsport.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Eugene Baker, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Crystal Burton, Gate City, Va.; step-daughter, Kayla Baker, Dungannon, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tina Burton, Church Hill; step-sons, Steven and Matthew Baker, both of Dungannon, Va.; five brothers, Irvin and Kenny Culbertson, both of Erie, Mi., Mark Culbertson, Dungannon, Va., Bryan Culbertson, Nickelsville, Va., and Joseph Vribes, Winnie, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence, or the residence of Mark and Carolyn Culbertson.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Holder and the Rev. Henry Meade officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers and the Holder Family Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Culbertson Family Cemetery, Scott County, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Hilton, Jimmy W. Baker, Mickey Lane, Charles Sexton, Bobby Burton and Steve Laney.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

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Stephen Warren Baker

KINGSPORT — Stephen W. Baker, 64, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (June 18, 2008) at his residence.

Mr. Baker was a graduate of Kokomo High School and the Harris School of Advertising. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Stephen was a former sketch artist for the Nashville Police Department and worked in graphic arts for 15 years. He was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse where he served as an usher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Betty Hawkins Baker; and his twin brother, Stanley William Baker.

Surviving is his wife of 39 years, Jewel Peters Baker, of the home; his son, Christopher Baker of Kingsport; his daughter, Cara Davis and husband, Jeff, of Orlando, Fla.; granddaughter, Madilyn Davis; his brother, John Franklin Baker and wife, Deloris of Kokomo, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 145 Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport.

Religious services will follow at 7 p.m. in the church with Pastor David Peters officiating.

Military graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday at Oak Hill Mausoleum conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the TN National Guard with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Lighthouse School, 145 Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport, 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Baker family.

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Vincent C. Baker

BLOUNTVILLE - Vincent C. Baker, 72, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 18, 2005) at his residence.

Mr. Baker was born on Sept. 2, 1932, in Scott County, Va., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos and Cordia Baker. On Sept. 1, 1956, he and Barbara Greenwood were married in Cedar Grove, Wis. They made their home in Blountville for the last 48 years.

Mr. Baker retired from Campton Electronics, in Campton, Ky., in 1989. He was vice president of Quality Assurance. Mr. Baker was also chosen to Who's Who in America Professional 1998 Society.

He was a member of the Blountville Presbyterian Church, and had served as a deacon and elder. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge #174, Mendota, Va., Johnson Commandery #14, Bristol, Va., Jericho Temple, Kingsport. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Baker Dixon; and by one daughter, Pamela J. Light.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Baker; two sons, Lloyd Baker and wife Connie, of Kingsport, Everett Baker and wife Nina, of Blountville; grandchildren, Audria Light Bloomquist, of Lewisville, Minn., Jessica Riley Baker, of Elizabethton, Matthew Baker, of Kingsport, Brent Baker, of Kingsport, Alexander Light, of Blountville, Jada Baker, of Blountville; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Konner Bloomquist, of Lewisville, Minn., Ian and Griffin Thompson, of Elizabethton.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Blountville Presbyterian Church. The family will also receive friends anytime at the home.

Services will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the church with the Rev. John Everett officiating.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Calvin VanEss, Edsel Fleenor, Cliff McKinney, Alex Turner, Johnnie Barker, and Steven VanEss.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Fleenor, Jim Light, and Charles Phillips.

A memorial fund had been established in Mr. Baker's name, and contributions may be sent to Blountville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 424, Blountville, TN 37617.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Vincent C. Baker.

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Alba Eureta "Rita" (Johnson) Baldwin

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. -- Alba Eureta (Rita) Baldwin, 83, went to be with the Lord Monday (March 2, 1998) at Brian Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Scott County, Va., Aug. 29, 1914, she was a lifelong resident of the area. She was an avid gardener and an active member of her garden club.
She was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Eliza Lawson Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Allen Baldwin and Johnny Steven Baldwin; a brother, Curtis Johnson; and two sisters, Phyllis McConnell and Martha Jane Johnson.
Surviving are her husband, Morris J. Baldwin, Weber City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Baldwin Sr., Blountville; a daughter, Patricia Baldwin, Nashville; and a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Scott Shearin, Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren, David Baldwin II, Alvin Brown III, Ashlee Brown, Andrew Shearin, Hunter Shearin and Caley Shearin; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Mrs. Curtis (Rella) Johnson, Weber City, Va., Clyde and Sylva Johnson, Church Hill, Ross and Zula Johnson, and Arthur and Trula Johnson Jr., both of Kingsport, J.F. and Evelyn Johnson, Newport News, Va., and H.T. and Meredith Johnson, Church Hill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Frank (Edna) Pratt and Mary Helen and Cliff Davis, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home or anytime at the residence of Scott and Judy Shearin, Gate City, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Howard and the Rev. Jim Henry officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holstson View Cemetery.
Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holston View United Methodist Church or the National Diabetes Association.

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Clyde Rufus Baldwin

KINGSPORT - Clyde Rufus Baldwin, 81, 570 Rock Springs Drive, died Sunday ( July 7, 2002 ) after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Fort Blackmore , Va. , but had resided in Sullivan County for the majority of his life. He was a veteran, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department and also as a security guard from Holston Valley Hospital .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Baldwin and Annis Baker Baldwin; three brothers, Effort, Clay and Collie Baldwin; two sisters, Luna Smith and Mae Green; one daughter, Diane Baldwin.

Surviving are his wife, Kate Fink Baldwin; two sons, Charles Ray Baldwin, Texas, and Michael Baldwin of the home; two daughters, Sandra Morgan, Kingsport, and Mrs. Randy (Karen) Nichols, Greeneville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the graveside service following in Oak Hill Cemetery . The Rev. Oscar Irvin will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Williams, Ralph Birdwell, Joe Lee Harrold, Linton Harrold, Randy Hammonds and Keith Irvin.

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Isaac Milton Baldwin

GATE CITY - Isaac Milton Baldwin, 85, Route 1, Gate City, Va., died at his residence at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday [ 9/22/1976 ] of an apparent heart attack.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County , a Baptist, and a retired farmer.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Margaret Lane, Gate City; two sons, Johnny H. Baldwin, Clinchport, Va., and Ray Baldwin, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one sister, Mrs Millie Pendleton, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News / Friday, September 24, 1976)

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Julie Virginia (Dockery) Baldwin

WEBER CITY, Va. — Julie Virginia Dockery Baldwin, 83, formerly of Route 1, Casteel Hollow, Ft. Blackmore, Va., passed away Thursday (April 2, 2009) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, quilting, crocheting and visiting her family and friends. Julie attended Midway Baptist and Pendleton Chapel.

She leaves behind a legacy of love, virtue and kindness that touched many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray J. Baldwin (April 13, 2006); parents, Everett and Cordella Likens Dockery; sisters, Edna Ramey, Ellen Snavely and Ruby Gannaway; and a brother, George Dockery.

Surviving are daughters, Nancy Carter Parsons and husband, Dusty, Brenda Mann and husband, Robert, all of Kingsport, Darlene Bledsoe and husband, Dewey, Church Hill; grandchildren, Deanna Russell and husband, Mark, Jonathan Mann and wife, Amy, Jessica Mann and April Bowser and husband, Josh; great-grandchild, Sierra Mann; sisters, Lois Babe, Gate City, Va., and Rosa Sloan, Big Stone Gap, Va.; several loving and caring nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Danny Ray Dockery officiating.

Singers will be the Durham’s Chapel Quartet.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Dockery Family Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at noon to go to the cemetery.

Special thanks to the Brian Center for their wonderful care and loving support.

If desired in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s — Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

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Martha Annis (Baker) Baldwin

FT. BLACKMORE - Annis Baker Baldwin, 95, the daughter of the late Tandy and Mary Cox Baker, died at her residence at 9:30 a.m. Thursday [ 12/23/1971 ] after a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended Pine Grove Baptist Church .

She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Luna Smith, Kingsport, and Mrs. Mae Green, Dungannon; foster daughter, Miss Bobbie Baldwin, Ft. Blackmore; sons, Clay, Ft. Blackmore, and Clyde Baldwin, Kingsport; half-brother, Jeff Flannary, Ft. Blackmore; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Annis Baker Baldwin, 95, who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. James A. Boatwright officiating. Burial will follow in the Carter Cemetery . Grandsons will be pallbearers. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday and Saturday nights, and will be taken to the church one hour before services Sunday. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, December 25, 1971)

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Morris Jennings Baldwin

WEBER CITY, Va. - Morris Jennings Baldwin, 89, formerly of 101 Broad Street, Weber City, departed this life early Saturday morning (Oct. 7, 2000) at the Brian Center Nursing Home in Weber City.

He was a native of Russell County, Va.

In his early life, he was with the C.C.C. Camp in Lee County, and Wythe County, Va. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was called back to service during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Baldwin was a member of the Boy Scouts Council in Scott County, Va., and was a founding member of Gate Way Baptist Church, now known as First Baptist Church of Weber City.

He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company (Polymers Division) after 38 years of service and worked as an L.S.E. in the Recreation Dept. for 12 additional years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alba Eureta Johnson Baldwin; sons, Thomas Alan Baldwin, and Johnny Steven Baldwin; parents, Orby J. and Nannie Spears Baldwin; sisters, Mary Lee Peery, and Jeston Cartright; brothers, V.X. Baldwin, Norton R. Baldwin, and William G. Baldwin.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Scott (Judy) Shearin, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. James (Patricia) Eller, Hendersonville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Baldwin, Blountville; grandchildren, David Baldwin II, Alvin Brown III, Ashlee Brown, Andrew Shearin, Hunter Shearin, and Caley Ann Shearin.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Weber City with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery with military rites provided by Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church of Weber City, P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va.

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

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Ray James Baldwin

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ray James Baldwin, 83, passed away Thursday (April 13, 2006) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va., after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and was a former heavy equipment operator participating in construction on many major highways in the Tri-State area. His hobbies included woodworking, farming, stamp collecting, and camping. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Rayburn Lodge #157 in Duffield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Issac and Ellen Babb Baldwin; sisters, Betty Egan and Margaret Lane; brothers, John Baldwin and Bill Baldwin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Julie Dockery Baldwin, a resident of the Brian Center; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Carter Parsons and Dusty, Kingsport, Brenda Mann and R.V., Kingsport and Darlene Bledsoe and Dewey, Church Hill; grandchildren, Deanna Russell and husband Mark, Jonathan Mann and wife Amy, April Bowser and husband Josh and Jessica Mann; great-granddaughter, Sierra Mann; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. The Odd Fellow services will be conducted by the Rayburn Lodge #157 at 7 p.m. today with the funeral following. Pastor Randall Stapleton will officiate.

Music will be provided by Durhams Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Dockery Family Cemetery in Rye Cove. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Snavely, Oakley McDavid, Lee Egan, Lonnie Casteel, Mack Pierson, Whistle Williams, Phillip Dingus, Glen Kilgore and Benny Babb.

The family would like to give special thanks to the loving and caring staff of the Brian Center.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

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Ruth Pearl (Kinsler) Fields Baldwin

Mrs. Ruth Pearl Baldwin, 45, died at her home, Route 2, Blackwater, Va., at 5:30 p.m. Monday [3/20/1950].

Mrs. Baldwin is survived by her husband, C. L. Baldwin; two sons, Billle Fields and Earl Baldwin of Blackwater; six brothers, Clint Baker of Kyles Ford, Charley Kinsler of Gary, Ind., Bruce and Henry Kinsler of Kingsport, the Rev. Jim Kinsler of Kyles Ford, and Bill Kinsler of St. Charles; and three sisters, Mrs. Millie Nichols of Morristown, Mrs. Nora Edwards of St. Charles, and Mrs. Trave Davis of Big Stone Gap.

Funeral services will be held at the Union Hill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Clarence Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in the family cemetery. Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge.

(from Kingsport News / Tuesday, March 21, 1950 )

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Virginia Ruth (Kern) Baldwin

KINGSPORT — Ruth Kern Baldwin, 88, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (April 17, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. (Fort Blackmore) and had made her home in Kingsport since 1962. Ruth attended Walnut Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Ray Baldwin; daughter, Mary Lucille Kern Neil; parents, Andrew Lee Kern, Sr. and Mary Ellen Wallen Kern; sisters, Odessie Viola Kern, Martha Jane Kern and Beulah Pyle; brothers, Joe Neal Kern, Shelah Kern, Charlie Kern, Andrew Kern Jr., and Jasper Kern.

She is survived by her special friends, Jerlene and Gilbert Rexrode, Kingsport; nephew, Charles Kern and wife, Kris; along with several great-nieces.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Travis Boling and Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Music will be provided by Alvin Goins Singers.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Dana Scott (Gose) Bailey

KINGSPORT - Dana Scott Gose Bailey, 79, of Kingsport, died July 8, 2007, at her home in Sullivan Gardens after a five year battle with pulmonary disease.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1927. Mrs. Bailey was raised in the Big Moccasin community if Scott County, Va. and lived there until she got married and moved to Sullivan Gardens in 1968.

A graduate of Shoemaker High School and former player on their girls' basketball team, Mrs. Bailey worked in various manufacturing and laboratory jobs at Tennessee Eastman Company for forty years before retiring from the Tenite Division in 1986. Mrs. Bailey was a member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church. She served for many years on the Communion Steward Committee and acted as chairperson for many of those years. She was known for her homemade jellies and jams for the annual UMW bazaar fundraiser. Until her health declined, she would help annually with the March of Dimes fundraiser in the community; and she helped raise money to fight breast cancer having beaten the disease 35 years ago.

Known best for being a loving and caring aunt, Mrs. Bailey enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, and working puzzles from Suduko to 3D jigsaws. Her favorite hobby was watching women's basketball, and the team that she loved was the Tennessee Lady Vols.

She was preceded in death by her her husband, J.R. (Jack) Bailey; parents, Giles G. and Lula Martin Gose of Big Moccasin, Va.; four sisters, Virginia G. Smith Meade, Betty G. Quillen, Catherine G. Perry and Sue G. Johnson; one brother, Charles Gose; one niece, Shirley Smith Hite; one nephew, Ira Gose; and one great-nephew, Marty Quillen.

Survived by one special nephew and caregiver Jonathan Bailey, of Sullivan Gardens; nephews, Martin Quillen, Adana, Turkey, Scott Gose, Blountville, Jimmie Gose, Mt. Carmel and Mike Bailey, Kingsport; nieces, Helen J. Sanders, Gate City, Va. and Paula Bailey Hinson, Germantown, Tenn.; several other nephews, nieces, great and grand-nieces and nephews.

Carol Pyle, Ladell Winter and Barbara Zollman were special friends and caregivers to Dana during the past months and years of her illness, and the family would like to extend them a special thanks along with the great ladies at Comfort Keepers and Wellmont Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Ken LaDuke officiating with a eulogy prepared by the family and delivered by Parker J. Trent.

Graveside services immediately following at East Lawn.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bailey, Ray Cavin, Jimmy Harmon, Jerry Hinson, James C. Hite, Patrick Sanders, Johnny Stallard and Tom Zollman. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, David Harmon, Zachary Bailey, Andrew Hinson, Adam Hinson, Kevin McConnell, Jeff Falin, Johnny and Jason Wilkerson, Chad Gose, Johnny and Joel Gose, Mike Maggard, Derrick and Sammie Quillen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, 3200 Glen Alpine Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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John Rufus "J.R." Bailey

KINGSPORT - J.R. (John Rufus) Bailey, 81, of the Sullivan Gardens community, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County on Sept. 14, 1923, a son of the late Jonathan Harlan and Nellie Childress Bailey, he had resided in this area his entire life.

Mr. Bailey was a farmer and sole proprietor of Bailey's Fertilizer and Supply (aka Bailey University).

He was a constable for over 45 years and was instrumental in the formation of the Sullivan West Volunteer Fire Dept. Mr. Bailey served on the Sullivan County Federal Service Agency Commission.

He was a member of the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church and was formerly on the grounds committee.

Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, uncle and friend to all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonathan Harlan and Nellie Childress Bailey, and by a brother and sister-in-law, Paul Thomas Bailey and Bonnie Bales Bailey.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Dana Gose Bailey of the home; special niece and nephews, Paula Bailey Hinson, Michael T. Bailey and Jonathan C. Bailey; several other nieces, nephews and cousins; four sisters, Louise Bailey Williams, Helen Lorene Bailey, Betty Bailey Harmon and husband, Alan, and Peggy Bailey Crawford and husband, Eugene.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Toney officiating.

Burial will follow in the Garden of the Good Shepherd in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bailey, George Bailey, Ray Cavin, Scott Cleek, Adam Hinson, Andrew Hinson, Wendell Porter and Eddie Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Steadman, Jack Riggs, Norman King, Bob Steadman, Hack Cleek, Fred Childress, Jim Keesling and the Buddies from Bailey's Store.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, 3200 Glen Alpine Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

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John Wesley Bailie

ST. CHARLES, Va. – Wesley Bailie, 88, St. Charles, Va., passed away Sunday (April 23, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Kingsport. Born in St. Charles, Va., he was the son of the late John Wesley and Alice Newman Bailie. During World War II, he worked for the shipyards in Baltimore, Md. He came back to Lee County and worked in various coal mines for over 40 years and was a member of the Local Union 8761 of U.M.W.A. He was a member of the First Christian Church in St. Charles.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Earl Bailie; one grandchild, Carla Griffith Kelly; three brothers, Bill, Thurman and Sam; two sisters, Carrie Reach and Georgia Turner.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Lillian Bailie, St. Charles, Va.; one son, Joe Bailie, Eaton, Ohio; three daughters, Joan Griffith, Okeechobee, Fla., Reida Sorah, Atlanta, Ga., Pam Hall, Ewing, Va.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at St. Charles United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy Corbin officiating.

Mr. Bailie will be taken to the church one hour before services.

Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Sorah Jr., John Sorah, Steven Griffith, Thomas Griffith, Chris Kelly, Mike Sprinkle, Rob Russell and Jack Turner.

Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

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Lillian Mae (Marsee) Bailie

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga./ST. CHARLES, Va. — Lillian M. Bailie, precious mother and best friend, 90, of St. Charles passed away Saturday, in Lawrenceville, Ga. [d. 7/26/2008]

She was a lifelong resident of Lee County and a former member and Sunday school teacher of the First Christian Church of St. Charles. She was a homemaker, and an employee of Lee County Community Hospital for 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John W. Bailie; and infant son, Tommy; son-in-law, Carl Griffith; and grandaughter, Carla Kelley.

She is survived by one son, Wesley Joe Bailie of Eaton, Ohio; three daughters, Iva Joan Griffith of Okeechobee, Fla., Reida Gale Sorah of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Lana Pamela Hall of Ewing, Va.; also by two sisters, Sheila Williams, Cleveland, Ohio, Victoria Teague of Churubusco, Ind.; a brother, John Siler Partin of Middlesboro, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Lillian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, mammy, great-grandmother and dear and loyal friend to all who knew her. She was truly a virtuous woman who always extended her hand to any in need. Strength and honor was her clothing and her children arise and call her blessed, a woman who fears the Lord and is worthy to be praised. (Proverbs 31).

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church in St. Charles with the Rev. Roy Corbin officiating.

Mrs. Bailie will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons. Steve Griffith, Tommy Griffith, Michael Bailie, Darrell Sorah, John Sorah and great-grandson, Christopher Kelley.

Two honorary pallbearers, Darrell Sorah, Sr. and Noel Hall.

Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap in charge of arrangements.

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James Wilburn Baker

DUNGANNON, Va. - James Wilburn Baker, 61, entered into rest Sunday, (Oct. 21, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born April 20, 1940 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Clyde Otis Baker and Cecil P. Owens Baker Begley.

Surviving are his son, Joshua W. Baker, Dungannon, Va.; sister, Mattie Horton, Kingsport; brothers, Jimmy Baker, Dungannon, Va., Jackie R. Begley, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and James Roy Begley, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; stepbrothers, Ralph Begley, Whitesburg, Ky., and Arnold Begley, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at Jimmy Baker's residence, E. Hunters Valley Road No. 653.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Holder and the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.

The Holder Family and Toke Hensley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Carter's Cemetery, Stoney Creek.

Jamie Begley, Jason Begley, Matthew Helton, Johnny Helton, Andy Begley an Travis Begley will serve as pallbearers.

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Carl Glen Ball

FALL BRANCH - Glen Ball, 87, died Wednesday ( Sept. 20, 2000 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after and extended illness.

Born in Clinchport , Va. , he was raised in Baileyton and resided in Fall Branch most of his life.

Mr. Ball served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1976 after 38 years of service.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fall Branch where he served as Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, and Training Union Director. He had served as Fall Branch Community Chest Director.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Iva Ball; and a brother, Clifford Ball.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Coates Ball, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Mike Depew, Fall Branch; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Peggy Ball, Asheville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Rhonda Morgan and Heath Depew; and one sister, Eula Ball, Nickelsville, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Fall Branch.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Fall Branch with the Rev. Victor Wallace and the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the church cemetery.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church of Fall Branch.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Dept., c/o Beverly Phillips, P.O. Box 84 , Fall Branch , Tenn. 37656 .

The Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the Ball family.

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Dorothy (Redwine) Ball

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Redwine Ball, passed away Thursday ( February 20, 2003 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Nettie Falin Redwine. Born in Clinchport , Va. , she had resided in Sullivan County since 1968.

Mrs. Ball was a member of Community United Methodist Church .

In addition to her parents, her husband, Oscar Ball and a sister, Ruth Cooper preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Stevens, Winter Park, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Ruby Ball; two stepsons, Kent Ball and Denny Ball; three grandsons, Michael Stevens, Darin Stevens and Chuck Stevens; six great-grandchildren; five sisters, Blanche Reed, Fannie Kate Smith and Nell Hess, all of Kingsport, Mable Rogers, Clinchport, Va., and Imogene Campbell, Marion, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at noon Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John A. Hackney officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be given to Community United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 834 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

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Doyle Wayne "Jingo" Ball

DUBLIN, Va. - Doyle Wayne "Jingo" Ball, 66, entered into rest Wednesday (Oct. 10, 2001) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va. on May 30, 1935, Mr. Ball was a retired tech sergeant with the U.S. Air Force.

He was the son of the late Guy and Myrtle Lucille Ball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Katherine Ball; two sisters, Hazel "Sis" McConnell and Carol Summey; two brothers, Delmar and Willard Ball; and his stepmother, Ruby Ball.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Ball, Dublin, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Vickie) Dowdy; six sons, Rick Ball, Scott Ball and Charles Ball, all of Kingsport, Eddie Ball, Virginia, John Ball and Jason Ball, Michigan; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Shirley McClellan, Kingsport, Frankie Taylor, Church Hill and Helen Nuckles, Indiana; one brother, Allen Ball, Blountville; one stepson, Danny Fields, Gate City, Va.; and his pride and joy, Munchkin and many, many friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide music.

Burial will follow the service at the Craft Cemetery in the Copper Ridge community of Scott County, Va., with military graveside rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses.

His sons will serve as pallbearers.

Roger Dowdy will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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Mamie Lloyd (Sampson) Brown Runyon Ball

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Mamie S. Runyon Ball passed away Friday (Jan. 10, 2003) at the Habersham House in Savannah.

She was born in Big Stone Gap, Va., and resided in Kingsport most of her life before moving to Savannah two years ago. She worked at the Kingsport Press and was the owner and operator of the Rio Motel in Johnson City.

Mrs. Ball was very active in Bible study and often had prayer group meetings in her home.

Two husbands, George Runyon and Harvey Ball; and a daughter, Carol Runyon, preceded her in death.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie "Buddy" Wooten Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Oscar Ray Ball

KINGSPORT — Oscar Ray Ball, 86, 1360 Holyoak Apt. 13, died Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at Hillside Manor.
He was born in Clinchport, Va., and had lived in Lawrenceville, Pa. He been a resident of Kingsport for the past 21 years.
He retired in 1978 from Ingersoll Rand as a purchasing agent after 21 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janie Grace Templeton Ball in 1981.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Redwine Ball, Kingsport; daughter, Patricia Sanderson, Oceanside, Calif.; sons, Kent Ball, Greenwood, S.C. and Denny Ball, Denison, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Ball, Kingsport and Virginia Wells, Lindley, N.Y.; brother, Cecil Ball, New Martinsville, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.
Entombment will be at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

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Willard Gilbert "Sonny" Ball

KINGSPORT - Willard Gilbert ``Sonny'' Ball , 67, entered into eternal rest on Friday (May 7, 1999) at Brookhaven Care and Rehabilitation.

Born in Scott County, Va. on May 15, 1931, he was a son of the late Guy and Myrtle McConnell Ball . He was retired from General Motors and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Wallen Ball , Kingsport; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Rickey Edwin and Janice Ball , Kingsport and Dennis Ralph Ball , Plymouth, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Vickie Clark, Kingsport; one granddaughter, Laura DeFoe; one step-granddaughter, Jamie Justus; three sisters, Helen Knuckels, Indianapolis, Ind., Shirley McClellan, Kingsport and Frankie Taylor, Church Hill; two brothers, Allen Ball , Church Hill and Doyle Ball , Dublin, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Lane and the Rev. Michael Fields officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Craft Cemetery. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for procession to the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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James Lafayette Ballard Jr.

KNOXVILLE — James L. Ballard Jr., 92, of Knoxville, died on Friday ( July 3, 2009 ) at The University of Tennessee Medical Center .

A native of Thorton , Wash. , he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He had lived in the Kingsport area since 1926 and was employed with the U.S. Post Office from 1936 until 1972.

Mr. Ballard was a former member of the Indian Springs Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis K. Ballard; son, James Alan Ballard; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Ballard Sr.

He is survived by his daughter, Judy Cregger and husband, Larry of Knoxville; a son, David Ballard and wife, Jeannette of Kentucky; five grandchildren, Jeff and Todd Cregger, Amy and Andrew Ballard and Stephen Witten; great-grandson, Chase Cregger; two sisters, Dorothy Wright and Maxine McDavid, both of Kingsport; half brother, Clarence Jones of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Hamlett- Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Kenneth Ayers officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 3217 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of James L. Ballard Jr.

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Frances Evelyn ( Clark ) Banner

WEBER CITY, Va. - Frances C. Banner , 61, died Saturday ( Dec. 12, 1998 ) at her residence.

Mrs. Banner was born Dec. 15, 1936 in Washington County, Va., a daughter of the late Hal and Ellen Talbert Clark. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol , Va. , and was retired from the Kingsport Press in Kingsport . She was a very active member of the Gate City Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Hal Clark Jr.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Banner , Weber City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Shaun and Lisa Banner , Southhampton, N.J.; a granddaughter, Sarah Katelyn Banner ; and a grandson, John William Banner ; two sisters, Dorothy Leonard, Abingdon, Va., and Nancy Tate, Bland, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

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

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Banner Family Cemetery , Dungannon , Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Lillian Geneva (Quillin) Banner

DUNGANNON, Va. — Lillian Quillin Banner, 91, entered into rest July 5, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born Jan. 5, 1918 to the late J. Ezra Quillin and Luna Stewart Quillin.

To have known Lillian with her sweet smile is to have experienced the love of God. She was known by all as beautiful on the outside, and especially on the inside.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Banner; daughter-in-law, Frances C. Banner; sisters, Naomi Q. Salling, Sally Q. Taylor, Ruth Q. Owens, Helen Q. Bowen and Irene Q. Armbrister; brothers, Ike Quillin, Kermit Quillin, Cecil Quillin, Eugene (Cotton) Quillin.

Survivors include her son, Billy Wolfe Banner; special niece, Jerri Carter and husband, Don; grandson, Phillip Shaun Banner and wife, Lisa; two great-grandchildren, John William Banner, Sarah Katelyn Banner; many other special nieces and nephews, Sue Vaughn, Frances Mullins, Joy Davidson, Pam McMurray, Barbara Edwards, Jane Harrison, Crockett Taylor, Russell Owens, Wayne Armbrister, Martin Quillen, Debbie Spivey and Fred Quillen; sisters-in-law, Nina Quillin and Barbara Quillin; brother-in-law, Elliott Armbrister.

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dungannon United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Blair and Dr. Todd Cassell officiating.

Music will be provided by her great niece, Jana Wilson.

Burial will follow the service at the Banner Family Cemetery , Dungannon , Va.

Pallbearers will be Perry Quillen, Eugene Burton, Crockett Taylor, Russell Owens, Brad Bowen, and Wayne Armbrister.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Carter, Darrell McMurray, Kenneth Edwards, Chris Davidson and Bobby Estepp.

Lillian’s family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of the Brian Center for their love and care, and to her many friends there as well, especially her dear friend, Alma Bowen.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to Dungannon United Methodist Church or Community Mission Building , P.O. Box 374 , Dungannon , Va. 24245 .

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving Banner family.

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William Nathaniel Banner

DUNGANNON, Va. - William Banner, 87, entered into rest Friday ( April 5, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born Jan. 28, 1915 in Scott County , Va. , he was the son of the late Phillip Sheridan and Melissa Wolfe Banner.

Mr. Banner was a lifelong farmer and a member of Dungannon United Methodist Church . He was a founder and past president of Scott County Telephone Co-Op for many years. He was on the Boards of Scott County Farm Bureau and ASCS.

He was the instructor of agriculture at Dungannon High School , was a Mason in the Fincastle Lodge and also served on the Military Draft Board.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Della Isaccs; and a brother, Charles Banner.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Lillian Banner, Dungannon, Va.; one son, Bill Banner, Weber City, Va.; one grandson and wife, Phillip Shawn and Lisa Banner; great–grandchildren, John and Katelyn Banner, all of Southampton, NJ.; special niece and husband, Jerri and Donald Carter, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Creg Blevins and Dr. Ed Clevinger officiating.

Music will be provided by Candice Blackwell and Diane Dorton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Banner Cemetery , Dungannon , Va.

Bobby Estepp, Jay Bowen, Crokett Taylor, Eugene Burton, Perry Quillen, Russell Owens, Wayne Armbrister and Donald Carter will serve as pallbearers.

Glenn Osborne, Edwin Dingus and Jim McConnell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will meet at the cemetery.

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Steven Wayne Barber

GATE CITY , Va. — Steven Wayne Barber, 53, passed away early Sunday morning ( Nov. 14, 2010 ) at home after a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County on Clinch Mountain . He was a graduate of Gate City High School “Class of 75”. He was employed at Eastman where he had worked for the last 35 years.

He was a loving father, loving son and a faithful husband. He bred, raised, trained, shod, and showed horses and loved to fish and farm. He loved music, playing the guitar and writing songs. He was an avid Virginia Tech fan. He was a faithful blood donor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Anderson Barber.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Dorothy “Dottie” Barber; son, Daniel Barber and wife, Shamerine, Big Stone Gap, Va.; one daughter, Victoria Lynn and husband, Jesse Sergant, Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, Kaedyn Grace Barber; mother, Ostia Barber, Church Hill; one brother, Michael “Mikey” Barber and wife Joan, Gate City, Va.; sisters Jeanette Burnette and husband, Vance, Axton, Va., Sue Davidson, Weber City, Va., Patricia “Pat” Taylor and husband John, Cranks, Ky. Several loved nieces and nephews, special friends, Leslie Ingle, Russell Powers and Tony Gillenwater.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home anytime at the residence of Bill Hillman, 163 Valley View, Gate City , Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stallard Cemetery in the Midway community. The Rev. Jim Price and the Rev. Don Muncie will be officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Barber, Carl Price, Tony Gillenwater, Will Lawson, Randall Dingus, and Herman Spivey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gate City First Presbyterian Church roof fund at P.O. Box 506 , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

Colonial Funeral Home is serving the Barber family.

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John Barbour

MOUNT CARMEL - John Barbour, 98, went home to be with the Lord Friday (Oct. 21, 2005) at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Barbour was a native of St. Paul, Va., but had lived in Mount Carmel since 1945. He was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Holston Defense.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Herron Barbour; parents, Amos G. and Verda Hawkins Barbour; and 14 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by six daughters, Nell Hale, Betty Wellmaker and Elizabeth Barbour, all of Mount Carmel, Arletha Newton of Gate City, Va., Ruth Drinnon and Ann Lawson of Church Hill; one son, John C. Barbour of Limestone; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Emma Jean Salyers, Joyce Salyers, Minnie Lou Carey, Barbara Helton and Shirley Barbour; three brothers, Wayne Barbour, Amos Barbour, and George Barbour; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Adams and the Rev. Neal Drinnon officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Barbour family.

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Nichole Leigh (Livesay) Barbour

KINGSPORT - Nichole Leigh Barbour, 30, went Home Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was a homemaker and a loving mother, devoted sister and daughter. She was a good friend to all who knew and loved her and will be missed by everyone.

She attended Higher Ground Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer F. Livesay; grandfather, Frank Livesay; great-grandmother, Mahallabelle Roberts; and great-aunt.

Surviving are her mother, Brenda S. Bowen and daddy, Jimmy G. Bowen; sons, Aaron Barbour, Christian Barbour and Zachory Barbour, all of the home; fiancé, Mike Larkins, Kingsport; ex-husband, Jackie Barbour, Eastern Star community; maternal grandmother, Emma Smith; sisters, Tina M. Livesay, Dryden, Va., Amy R. Fink, Nikki Larkins and Mary Ann Bowen, all of Kingsport; brothers, Wayne Livesay and wife Rachel, Adam E. Livesay and wife Jamie, and Chad Vicars, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; godmother, Janice Waycaster Rhoton, Church Hill; and devoted mother-in-law, Shirley Barbour.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Ron G. Manis and Evangelist Mitchell Ray Manis officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Eastern Star Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Livesay, Adam Livesay, Chad Vicars, Donnie Castle, Jerry Freeman and Ricky Ramey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Barbour, Christian Barbour and Zachory Barbour.

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Mary Lois (Hammonds) Bare

KINGSPORT - Mary L. Hammonds Bare, 67, 3421 Lightwood St., passed away Wednesday morning (Aug. 22, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born April 16, 1934 in Sullivan County, she was the owner and operator of Bills GE in Kingsport for 38 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was the daughter of Steve and Lissie Starnes Hammonds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bare, Dec. 5, 1999; her two sons, Kenneth Bare, May 1, 2001 and Mike Bare, April 7, 1997.

Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Gene and Shirley Hammonds Byrd, Church Hill; a very special cousin, Mary Baldwin Woods; brothers, Frank Catron and wife, Juanita, Church Hill and Kelly Ketron, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her sister, 228 Chestnut St., Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alan Buckles and Tim Vaughn officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Betty Jane (Carper) Lane Barger

KINGSPORT - Betty Jane Barger, 68, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Nov. 17, 2005) at her residence.

She was born in Pulaski, Va., and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her adult life. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, and friend to all those whose life she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Barger; parents, Leonard Carl Carper and Anna Waterhouse; and step-father, Carl Waterhouse.

Surviving are her daughters, Janie Manis and husband Samuel of Kingsport, Teresa Graham and husband Gary of Hiltons, Va.; one son, David Barger and wife Diana of Mount Carmel; three step-children, Rick, Connie, and Freda; three sisters, Mrs. C.W. Stillwell (Dorothy) of Max Meadows, Va., Mrs. Dainese Castle of Kingsport, Mrs. Nellie Bleakmore of Kingsport; twin brother, Benny C. Carper of Galax, Va., and her brother, Donald Lewis Carper of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call anytime at the residence of her daughter, Janie Manis, 526 Bellridge Rd.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Darthula Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Manis, Samuel Manis II, Keith Barger, Kenneth Barger, William Graham, and Nicholas Morris.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barger family

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Richard L. Barger

Richard L. Barger, 74, of Kingsport Route 8 died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday [29 Nov 1966] after a lengthy illness.

A farmer, he was born and spent his life in Sullivan County and was a member of Cassidy Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruth McConnell Barger; sons, Carl R. and Nelson R., Route 8, and Charles Ed Barger, Kingsport; daughters, Miss Phyllis Barger, Route 8, and Mrs. Rita Taylor, Jonesboro, Route 2; a sister, Miss Cordie A. Barger, Route 8; and five grandchildren.

The body is at Hamlctt-Dobson Funeral Home, where funeral arrangements will be announced.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Wednesday, November 30, 1966)

Funeral services for Richard Barger, 74, of Route 8, Kingsport, who died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cassidy Methodist Church. Rev. Bert Styles and Rev. W. M. Bull Jr. will officiate.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Thursday. December 1, 1966)

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Virginia (Sampson) Barger

KINGSPORT - Virginia Sampson Barger, 80, is at rest in her heavenly home as of 3:40 p.m. Tuesday ( April 17, 2001 ).

She was born in Scott County , Va. ( Nottingham ) but had lived in Kingsport since 1968.

She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was an artist and a seamstress, and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wolford Barger, Jr.; her parents, John Henry and Etta Parker Sampson.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Freda Barger Darnell, and Mrs. Connie Barger Salyers and her husband, Lowell Edward �Pete�� Salyers, all of Kingsport; one son, Rickey John Barger and his wife, Linda Lane Barger, Gate City, Va.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a special family friend, Lagatha Rowan, Kingsport; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of her life will beheld at 1:30 p.m. today at Darthula Baptist Church in Hiltons, Va., with the Rev. Layton Bentley, the Rev. Bob Ray Lane, the Rev. Benny Bishop, the Rev. James Sampson and Brother John Mills officiating.

Music will be provided by the Almost Home Singers and Cleda Sampson.

Burial will be at the Darthula Baptist Church Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

Pallbearers will be Mark A. Jones, Steven Lee Judd, Craig McAmis, Kenneth Barger, Keith Barger and Lowell “Pete” Salyers.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beverly (Quillin) Barker

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Beverly Quillin Barker, 91, entered into rest Sunday (Jan. 12, 2003) in Weber City, Va.

A lifelong resident of Gate City, Mrs. Barker was born March 29, 1911 at the family home on Cypress Street, the only child of Birdie Broadwater Quillin and Elbert Godsey Quillin.

Mrs. Barker was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and Hollins College. For many years, she taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church of Gate City and later attended Community Fellowship Baptist Church. Among her many contributions to her community, she helped establish the Scott County Public Library and was a lifetime member of the Scott County PTA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. B.K. Barker in 1982; and a son, B.K. Barker in 2001.

Survivors include her sons Robert Barker and wife Ellen, Gate City, Va., and Tucker Barker, Gate City, Va.; grandson, Alex Barker, Johnson City; and a beloved extended family including Sherry, Randy, Dustin and Matthew Page, all of Hixon, Tenn.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Bob D. Lynch officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Pallbearers are Bucky Clabaugh, Tucker Coleman, Jimmy Craft, Elliott Smith, Terry Sigmon, Randy Page, Alex Barker and Eddie Richmond.

Honorary pallbearers are John Vicars, Preston Daugherty, B.J. Broadwater, Les Janke and M.A. Lunsford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Public Library, 131 W. Jackson Street, Gate City, Va. 24251, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys (Scalf) Barker

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Gladys Scalf Barker, 59, Route 3, entered into rest Thursday ( Nov. 28, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Barker was born in Sullivan County on June 13, 1943 and was the daughter of Ransome and Nella Bledsoe Scalf.

She was a homemaker and also worked at Ridgecrest Nursing Center for 5 years and was a member of Morrison City Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Shelburne Barker, Clinchport, Va.; daughter, Mrs. Grayson (Pam) Shirey, Irmo, S.C.; parents, Ransome and Nella Scalf, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Loraine Brooks, Gate City, Va., Carolyn Griffin, Manasses, Va, and Wilma Compton, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Cecil Scalf, St. Louis, Mo., Gerald Scalf, Houston, Tx., Larry Scalf, Culpepper, Va., Malcolm Scalf, Gate City, Va., Leon Scalf, Kingsport and Vanus Scalf, Gate City, Va.; best friend, Delena Rutherford; special friend, Lindsay Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Minister Bob Underwood and Evangelist Vanus Scalf officiating.

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Paul Barker

KINGSPORT — James Paul Barker, born March 22, 1934, in Sullivan County, went to be with the Lord Monday (Jan. 5, 2009) after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an employee of Tennessee Eastman as a lab technician retiring in 1993.

James was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia E. Barker; his parents, James William Barker and Mollie Mae Barker; four sisters, Ruby Unangsx, Evie Barker, Evea Quillen and Nettie Guy; and one brother, Officer Bruce Barker.

Surviving are one brother, Earl H. Barker and wife, Edith E. Barker 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, or anytime at 1516 Charles St.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Stanley Sims and Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military rites by the American Legion Post #3/265.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of James Paul Barker.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jewel (Scott) Barker

BROOKNEAL, Va. - Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jewel Barker, left us to join our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, on June 5, 2007 .

Even as her long illness of Alzheimer's had stolen so much of God's beautiful angel, we rejoice so much more in the wholeness that with her joyful reunion with our loving and so very missed father, grandfather and great-grandfather has brought.

As a lover of God's word, she memorized the Bible and could always tell you where any specific verse is found. Her enthusiasm for teaching Sunday school classes, complete with flannel-graft stories and songs, gave so many a solid foundation in Christian faith and helped to develop an early relationship with the Lord. Our Mother was the embodiment of Corinthians 13 inspired us to all live by her example.

In addition, Vietnamese, Korean, Laotian and Cambodian refugees, and Native American children and adults were blessed by her dedication to teaching English. Our Mother took great pleasure in being a mother, teacher, grandmother, wife, sister, playmate or friend to everyone in her presence.

Our hearts long for her physical presence but we find solace and happiness in her spiritual presence.

She is survived by five children, Millie Elizabeth Allen, Judith Barker Scheel, Donna Barker Blain, Fred Scott Barker, and Kelly Robin Barker; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church, Big Moccasin Road , Nickelsville, Va.

Mrs. Barker will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Barker Cemetery, located beside the church.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mollie Katherine (Ketron) Barker

Mollie Katherine Ketron Barker, 93, 1305 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, died Saturday (Dec. 14, 1991) in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she moved to Kingsport at an early age.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. (Bill) Barker; one daughter, Ruby Unangst; and one stepson, Bruce Barker.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Evie Barker Lee and Mrs. Evea Quillen, both of Kingsport; two sons, Earl Barker and James Paul Barker, both of Kingsport; one step-daughter, Mrs. Nettie Guy, Knoxville; one stepson, Hubert Faust, Kingsport; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Davis, Kingsport, and Mrs. Ruby Clark, Blountville.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Carter Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Byrd and the Rev. Lonnie Wooten officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, December 16, 1991

 Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Nita (Wooten) Barker

KINGSPORT - Nita W. Barker, 88, Kingsport, entered into rest Friday ( Sept. 29, 2006 ) at the home of her son.

She was born in Yuma , Va. , and had resided in Kingsport most of her life.

Mrs. Barker was a member of Christian Life Center .

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for others.

Her husband, Thurman Barker preceded her in death in 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Wilma Jean Benton and husband, Walter Jack, Kingsport; her son, Keith Barker and wife Kathy, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Cyndi Hunt and husband, David, Jonathan Benton and wife, Jessica, Stephanie Terry and husband, Donny and Suzanne Eaves and husband, Ronnie; nine great-grandchildren, Anna Lynch and husband, Wesley, Caleb Hunt, Nathanael Hunt, Kate Benton, Alexander Benton, Justin Terry, Courtney Terry, Ashtyn Eaves, and Braxton Eaves; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Christian Life Center .

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the church with Rev. Keith Barker and Rev. Lonnie "Buddy" Wooten, Jr., officiating.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Barker family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rosa Elizabeth (Carter) Barker

NATURAL TUNNEL, Va. - Rosa Elizabeth Barker, 95, Rt. 3, Clinchport, Va., entered into rest Thursday ( June 23, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Barker was born in Scott County, Va., on February 3, 1910 , daughter of the late Steve and Nannie Bruner Carter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Barker; baby daughter, Rena Evelyn Barker; her son, Chester Barker; sister, Lillie Taylor and brothers, Ezra and Ralph Carter.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Eva Neeley, Kingsport, Clarcie Lane, Rye Cove, Va., Carol and Edward Absher, Kingsport, and Freddie and Ross Lewis, Griffin, Ga.; son, Shelburne Barker, Natural Tunnel, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison City Christian Church and other times at the residence of her daughter, Clarcie Lane or her son, Shelburne Barker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Minister Bob Underwood officiating.

Adoration will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Carter Family Cemetery in Natural Tunnel, Va. , Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends will be meeting at Gate City Funeral Home at 11:45 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Zelma Pearl (Leonard) Barker

Mace Spring Resident Dies In Holston Valley Hospital Here; Services Today

Funeral services for Mrs. Zelma Pearl Barker, 28, will be held at Mt. Vernon church at 2 p.m. today, with the Rev. S. A. Poulston officiating.  Rev. Tom Carter and Rev. Nath King will assist.

Mrs. Barker, who died at the Community hospital early yesterday morning [ July 25, 1936 ] was the husband [wife] of Henry A. Barker, of Mace Springs, in Scott County .  Her parents were W. C. and Reta Kaylor Leonard.  Mrs. Barker was a member of the Methodist church and was active in church and civic affairs.

Other than her husband, Mrs. Barker is survived by two children, Eileen and Thyllis [Phyllis]; her father, W. C. Leonard, all of Mace Springs; six half sisters and brothers, Helen, Gerald, Morris, Ray, Pauline, and Doris Leonard.

Active pall bearers will be:  S. E. Barker, Lloyd Barker, Clarence Jett, Gordon Olinger, Paris Carty, and Ernest Barker.

Flower bearers:  Mrs. R. H. Hobbs, Mrs. I. W. Denison, Mrs. Corbett Carmack, Mrs. Albert Carmack, Mrs. W. D. Paris, Mrs. Lelia Hilton, Mrs. G. Z. Vermillion, Mrs. J. W. Neal, Mrs. Ezra Carter, and Mrs. J. M. Carter.

Honorary pall bearers:  Leonard Neal, Jim Carter, F. M. Bays, Albert Carel, Ike Denison, Tom Carter, Ezra Carter, Pleasant Carter, W. D. Paris, Trent Solomon, Lish Harper, Walter Moody, C. J. Vermillion, J. M. Vicars, Hiram Larkey, Charlie Larkey, David Larkey, Roy Vicars, Crockett Vicars, Bob Carter, Lish Carter, Clarence Carter, W. D. Gardner, W. L. Bays, James Jett, Gormon Derting, Kenneth Larkey, Grant Carter, Walker Good, Corbett Carmack, Ray Hobbs, Claude Hilton.

Interment will be in the Mt. Vernon cemetery.

(Kingsport News, Sunday, July 26, 1936)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sloan D. Barker

KINGSPORT — Sloan D. Barker, 21, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (June 4, 2009) at Hawkins County Medical Center.

He was a lifelong residence of Sullivan County (Kingsport) and was a graduate of Volunteer High School in 2004. Sloan was a member of Unaka Ave. Baptist Church (Johnson City).

He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony James; uncle, Jimmy James; great-aunt, Mae Hartsock; and grandfather, Olen James.

Survivors include his parents, Donnie Fae Turner of Surgoinsville and Steven Earl Barker of Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Ella Fae James of Douglasville, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Edith and Earl Barker of Kingsport; two sisters, Naomi and Chrissy; his twin brother, Shawn Barker of Douglasville, Ga., and his five brothers, Sonnie Barker of Surgoinsville, Steven, Brandon, Billy and Shannon Barker; nephew, Kaiden Bryce Barker and other family members, Tammy Doo James of Douglasville, Ga., Debbie Barker, Roger Barker, Brian Baker and Judy, all of Kingsport.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Webb Cemetery, Kingsport with services by Rocky.

Music will be provided by Dillon Morgan and Jarred Lawson.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Barker, Jarred Lawson, Sonnie Barker, Billy Snapp, Shannon Snapp and Brandon Whitaker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Barker, Mike Whitaker, Brandon Dishner, Brandon Barker, Steven Sullivan and Bryon Barnum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the family, c/o Carter-Trent Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1129, Kingsport, Tenn., 37662.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thurman Keith Barker

KINGSPORT - Thurman Keith Barker, 84, 829 Walnut Avenue, died Wednesday ( March 6, 2002 ) at his home.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he lived in Kingsport practically all of his life.

Mr. Barker was employed with Tennessee Eastman Company more than 34 years retiring from the Acid Division.

Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Nita Wooten Barker, Kingsport; one daughter, Wilma Jean Benton and husband, Walter Jack, Kingsport; one son, Keith Barker and wife, Kathy, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Cyndi Hunt, Jonathan Benton, Stephanie Terry and Suzanne Eaves; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie "Buddy" Wooten and the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

The Benton Family will provide music.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Elizabeth "Jenny" (Sims) Barker

KINGSPORT - Virginia Elizabeth Barker (Ms. Jenny), a special angel loved by family, church family, friends and former co-workers at Giant Food Store, Oakwood Market, Food City and especially White Floral Company, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She endured an extremely courageous battle with cancer and always radiated God's love and grace through her beautiful smile.

"Ms. Jenny" was an active and well-loved member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church where she served the Lord in many ways, as church organist, Ladies WMU treasurer, and the "Mary Class" president. Her special love was serving in an active and vital role as the Awana's Spark's Leader where she demonstrated outstanding leadership not only as a role model but also as a very loving and caring leader. Her special efforts to be faithful to her class this year and also to attend the June graduation ceremony will never be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Carmel Sims; her mother and father-in-law, J.W. and Mollie Barker; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Evie Lee, Mrs. Ruby Unangst, California; half sister-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Guy; half brother-in-law, Mr. Bruce Barker; a great-nephew, Caleb Jackson; and a very special nephew, Joel Nathan Sims.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, James Paul Barker; mother, Mrs. Mary Sims, Hiltons, Va.; five sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Jean) Osborne, Rev. and Mrs. Marvin (Marie) Winkle, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. (Janie) Rogers and Rev. and Mrs. Nathan (Kay) Jackson, all of Kingsport, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Pauline) Mullins of Hiltons, Va.; five brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt (Frances) Sims, Rev. and Mrs. Stanley (Margaret) Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell (Dora) Sims, Mr. Johnny Sims and Mr. Billy Joe Sims, all of Kingsport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John (Evea) Quillen and Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Edith) Barker; 14 nieces and nephews and 17 great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, and anytime at the following homes: Mr. James Paul Barker, 1305 Fairview Ave., Kingsport; Rev. and Mrs. Marvin Winkle, 2021 Todd Dr., Kingsport; Pastor and Mrs. Stanley J. Sims, 2029 Ft. Robinson Dr., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd and Pastor Stanley Sims officiating.

Music will be provided by the Heavenly Way Trio, the Andrews and Rev. and Mrs. Orville Rogers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are to meet at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home no later than 10:15 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Roy Anderson, Johnny Barker, Brad Jackson, Roger Mullins, Brian Barker and Bobby Witt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wallace Grills, Larry Hatley, Jerry Deal, Rev. Russell Ferguson, Rev. J.R. Pratt, Glenn Powers, Junior Taylor and Rev. Paul Ketron.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Hope Baptist Church, church building fund, 334 Holden Dr., Kingsport, Tenn. 37663, in honor of the Virginia Barker Life Center, upon completion, will be dedicated in memory of Ms. Jenny.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Inez (Peterson) Barlow

KINGSPORT — Mildred Inez Barlow, 90, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday, (April 30, 2011) at Holston Valley Wilcox Hall from an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Barlow; and her parents, Patrick K. and Jessie Peterson of Duffield , Va.

She is survived by her children, Roger K. Barlow and wife, Judy of Stickleyville, Va., and Judy Barlow Greene of Kingsport; she had six grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kim Barlow, Michael and Cindy Barlow, Kelli and Michael Hepler, Brittany Barlow, Jill G. Brown, Richard and Teresa Greene. She also had 13 great- grandchildren.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Christopher Neglia and the staff in Holston Valley Medical Center CCU , 5th floor, and Wilcox Hall Hospice Unit for their excellent care.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va.

Graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. Family will meet at the funeral home to go in procession to Holston View Cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Her grandson Jeffrey Barlow will be giving the eulogy.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Heart Association or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Emogene "Jean" (Frazier) Moore Barner

 CHURCH HILL — Betty "Jean" Moore Barner, 74, of Church Hill, passed away Monday (May 18, 2009) at her residence after an extended illness.

Born in Wise County (Norton), Va., Jean lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to all who knew her. Jean was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Barner; mother, Ruby Frazier; sister, Rebecca Snyder; brother, Freddie Frazier; two brothers-in-law, Don Clemmons and Paul Short; son-in-law, Donnie Frost.

Jean is survived by two daughters, Myra Vaughn and husband, Gary of Church Hill and Ronda Frost, of the home; three grandchildren, Melia Thompson, of Kingsport, Lacey Frost and Zachary Frost, both of the home; three great-grandchildren, Callie, Ethan and Logan Thompson; two sisters, Joy Neff of Kingsport and Wanda June Cordle and husband, Charles of Kingsport; three brothers, J.C. Frazier and wife, Linda of Church Hill, Ronald Frazier and wife, Kathy of Kingsport and Donald Frazier of Blountville; one brother-in-law, Bill Barner and wife, Felizia of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Clemons and Carol Short, both of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport. A funeral      service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Ronald Frazier and the Rev. Mike Pelham officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedysis Home Health Care and a special friends, Tina Abraham and Kathy Clayton.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hallie Millard Barner Jr.

ROGERSVILLE - Hallie Millard Barner, Jr., 45, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday (March 4, 2006).

He was a born again Christian who brought joy to all who knew him. Junior was previously employed by Heilig Meyers and Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Carl Barner; father, Hallie M. Barner, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Mossie and Lon Ferrell and paternal grandparents, Georgia and Charlie Barner.

Surviving are his loving wife of 13 years, Lois Kerns Barner; daughter, Samantha Barner; two sons, Travis Barner, Peyton Barner; his wonderful, caring mother, Margaret Barner; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends that he dearly loved.

Junior, I love you with all my heart and thank you for the best 14 years of my life and the three beautiful children. We will always love you, Lois, Sam, Travis, Peyton and Mom.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Bradley and Rev. Dusty Trent officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gladson Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Lee Barnes

KINGSPORT - Johnny Lee Barnes, 70, of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday (July 2, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an accident and subsequent illness.

Johnny was a lifelong resident of the Kingsport community. He was raised in the West View area, enrolling in the U.S. Army after high school during the Korean Conflict, and returned to the Bloomingdale area, where he lived the rest of this life. He worked many years at Tennessee Eastman Company, where he developed quite a reputation as a prankster. In 1968, he graduated from ETSU, which he attended while also working full time and building a new home. He also worked several years at Mason-Dixon Trucking Company and finally served as a manager at McKesson Chemical /Von Waters and Rogers.

Johnny was also active in the Kingsport Elks CLub, where he won several state and national awards for his performances on the ritual team. He served as the Exalted Ruler of the Elks in 1982-1983.

He was an incomparable stroyteller and the source of humor at many social gatherings. He especially enjoyed fishing and cooking for other people. He loved life and lived it joyously.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Barnes and Maragaret Agee Barnes; a brother, Bill Barnes; and an infant brother, Gary Lynn Barnes.

He is survived by his dear wife of over 50 years, Wilma Ann (Ketron) Barnes of the home; two daughters, Debra L. Hinman and husband Michael of Burlington, Conn., and Diana Barnes Reedy of Kingsport; his son, Johnny L. Barnes II and wife Tamara of Naples, Italy; seven grandchildren, Audrey Hinman, Jamie Hinman, Cheryl Hinman, Jonathan Gedraitis, Brittany Gedraitis, Amara Barnes and Caleb Barnes; a sister, Patsy Voket and husband Joe of Farmington, Conn.; a brother, Ray Barnes and wife Shirley of Toccoa, Ga.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted in at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ray Amos and Rev. Joel Campbell officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 with Rev. Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain. Friends will meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsley United Methodist Church, 2828 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Amanda "Mandy" (Gilliam) Bledsoe Barnette

DUFFIELD, Va. - Amanda (Mandy) Barnette , 79, of the Purchase Ridge community, died Thursday afternoon (March 16, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an illness.

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

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Conley Bledsoe and Willie Barnette ; and three daughters, Gerldine Gilliam, Geneva Bledsoe and Vestalie Bledsoe.

Survivors include one daughter, Bobbie Christian and husband, James of Blackwater; two sons, William Dickerson of Clinchport and Mack Bledsoe and wife, Sandra of Weber City; three grandsons, William Lee Dickerson, Michael Gilliam, Brian Begley; one granddaughter, Darlene Osborne; four great-grandsons, Jonathan Gilliam, Nathaniel Gilliam, Zackary Osborne, David Osborne; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 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.

Music will be provided by Heavenly Peace.

Committal services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bledsoe Cemetery in Beech Grove.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery of the committal service.

Pallbearers will be Brian Begley, Junior Wells, Michael Gilliam and William Lee Dickerson.

The family would like to thank the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center for their care and kindness during Mandy's illness.

Special thanks to the staff and friends at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield for everything they do.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Arthur H. Barnett

MOUNT CARMEL - Arthur H. Barnett, 89, passed away Friday (Oct. 1, 2004) at Church Hill Health Care.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in Hawkins County. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a retired security guard for the Tennessee Eastman. He was also of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William (Uncle Billy) and Corabelle Wade Barnett; six sisters, Julie Benton, Eugenia Gilliam, Bessie Sloan, Ruth Barnett and Ruby Pippin; five brothers, Elmer, Worley, Gale, Milford Barnett and infant brother.

Surviving are his former wife of 45 years, Ruby Barnett, Kingsport; daughter, Sylvia Sams, Church Hill; two sons, Billy Barnett and wife Deborah of Mount Carmel and Larry Barnett of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Larry Jr., Daniel and Brennon Barnett, Joel and Sherrie Sams; one sister, Nina Carter of Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie Hazel (Lane) Barnette

KINGSPORT - Bonnie Hazel Barnette, 85, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 19, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, on May 12, 1916, and was the daughter of the late Worley Lane and Susie Anna Elizabeth Christian Lane. Mrs. Barnette was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Barnette; sons, Owen, Jimmy and William Barnette; grandson, Little Bill Hicks; brothers, Franklin, Truman and G.B. Lane.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Dora Lee and Wallace McNutt, Pearlie Mae and Roosevelt Winters, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Renie McGuire, Mount Carmel; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Kathy Barnette, Kingsport; special daughter-in-law, Lucy Barnette, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Debbie Barnette, Kingsport; sister, Stella Fletcher, Clinchport, Va.; special granddaughter and companion, Brenda Quillen; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Dora Lee McNutt, 1512 Lake St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be at Lane Cemetery, Duffield, Va.

Pallbearers will be Junior Quillen, Roger Lee Quillen, Isaac Lee Holmes, Billy Edison, Tim Edison and David McNutt.

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Carol (Wells) Barnette

WISE, Va. - Carol Wells Barnette, 54, went home to be with the Lord Friday, (March 30, 2007) at the Johnson City Medical Center Johnson City, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Wells Sr. and Edith Salyers Wells, and was a member of the Stevens Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Hogue Barnette Jr.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly Sanders Austin and Chris Austin of Wise, and Vanessa Sanders Mullins and Jason Mullins of Williamsburg; a sister, Betty Hall of Williamsburg; three brothers, Roy Wells Jr.; Randy Wells and Cecil Wells all of Wise; four grandchildren, Anna Beth Addison, Halle Mullins, Madelyn Austin and Sam Austin; a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sturgill Funeral Home Wise.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Cliff Bowman officiating.

Graveside Services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Big Stone Gap, Va. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Sturgill Funeral Homes Wise, Va. in charge of arrangements.

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Diania Marie (Lovell) Barnett

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Diania Marie Barnett, 58, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and niece went to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was a member of the Imboden Methodist Church, Imboden, Va.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry M. Lovell, Sr.; brother, Steven Richard Lovell; and father-in-law, Euel Barnett.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Roger "Cotton" Barnett; daughters, Amanda Barnett and Jill Barnett; grandson, Tyler Young (whom she loved very much); mother, Helen Phipps Lovell; mother-in-law, Mary Barnett; special aunt, Shirley Phipps Spears; sister and best friend, Cathy Lambert and husband, C.O.; sisters, Jackie Bowman and husband, Frank, Louise Barnett and husband, Gus, Teresa Williams and husband, James, Janet Williams and husband, Claude, Leisa Gilley and husband, Tony; brothers, Keith Lovell and wife, Bobbie Jo, Henry Lovell and Doshia Caudill, Tim Lovell and Sherry Fleenor; many nieces and nephews and their families; close friends, Betty Boyd and Belinda Durham of Cut and Kurl Beauty Shop.

The family will receive friends at the Appalachia First Baptist Church today from 5 to 7 p.m. before services.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Rev. Tony Nunley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. for the procession to the cemetery.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia is in charge of arrangements.

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Eckel Barnette

KINGSPORT - Eckel Barnette, 90, died Sunday evening ( May 28, 2006 ) at Sunbridge Hillside Rehabilitation Center .

Born in Scott County , he was a son of the late Jack and Molly Lane Barnette. He was a tobacco farmer.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

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

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m Thursday at the Summit Cemetery .

Contributions may be made to The Duffield Funeral Home, 169 Fraley Avenue , Duffield , Va. 24244 .

Duffield Funeral Home is in charge.

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Eddie Barnette

GATE CITY, Va. - Eddie Barnette, 41, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Barnette was born Nov. 16, 1961 and loved most of his life in Kingsport. He attended Living Waters Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired concrete finisher. Mr. Barnette was a loving and caring brother, son and uncle. He will be missed very much by his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Barnette; mother, Martha Peters; brother, Ronnie Barnette; nephew, Little Bill Hicks.

Surviving are his stepfather, Denny Peters, of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Bill Hicks, Yuma, Va.; stepmother, Lucy Barnette, Kingsport; niece, Tammy Thomas, Yuma, Va.; three nephews, Scottie Barnette and Ronnie (Bubs) Barnette, Kingsport, and Joshua Hicks, Yuma, Va.; two great-nephews, Jeremiah Harper and Zachary Thomas, Yuma, Va.; several aunts and uncles; very special uncle, Luther Ray Shupe; close cousin, Tony Ennis, Kingsport; close friend, Mark Taylor; stepsisters, Polly Vaughn, Kingsport, Faye Boggs, Hiltons, Va.; stepbrothers, Billy Joe Shupe, Hiltons, Va., David Redman and Darryl Redman, Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glenn Hicks officiating.

Music will be provided by Donna Hicks.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Shupe, David Redman, Wayne McDavid, Mark Taylor, David Fletcher and Ben Stevens.

Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Ernest Barnette

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Ernest Barnette, 83, Irondale community, died Tuesday ( July 3, 2001 ) at his home.

He was born in Scott County , Va. , the son of the late Jack and Mollie (Lane) Barnette. He lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap, Va. , and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Barnette; one brother, Floyd Barnette; and two sisters, Bertha and Martha.

Surviving are a stepson, Chester Johnson, Maryland; two brothers, Echol Barnette, Jasper, Va., and Will Barnette, Pattonsville, Va.; and one sister, Mae, Maryland.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hood Cemetery , Pattonsville , Va. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

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James Elmer Barnette Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - James Elmer Barnette Jr., 66, Route 3, passed away Friday (June 8, 2001) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on April 26, 1935 to the late James Elmer and Maude Ella Bishop Barnette Sr. He was employed at the AFG Greenland Plant as a glass cutter, and had served in the Air Force. Mr. Barnette was a member and deacon of the Sloantown Community Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, the Rev. Uncle Billy Barnette.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Peters Barnette, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Gary Sloan, Gate City, Va., Sandra and David Begley, Gate City, Va., and Sharon and Ronnie Sloan, Gate City, Va.; seven grandchildren, Leah and husband, Stacy Clark, Grace, Olivia and Matthew Sloan, Rachel Begley, Nate Begley, Andy and wife, Holly Sloan; one great-granddaughter, Emily Clark; sisters, Irene Barnette and Patsy Jones, both of Gate City, Va., Kathy Coleman, Mount Carmel; brother, Louie Barnette, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at his residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Sloan, the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post No. 3382. The family will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Norman Sloan, Ronald Sloan, Robert Sharp, Bruce McMillan, Woody Acres, Danny Quillen, Roger Shelton, Lester Sloan, Charles Bishop, Alvon Quillen, Kelly Rhoton and Clell Williams.

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Harold J. Barnett

EMMETT, Idaho - Harold J. Barnett , died of natural causes on Tuesday ( March 7, 2000 ). He died at home in the arms of Lola, his beloved wife of 50 years. He was 76 at the time of his death and had been ill for quite some time.

He was born on June 5, 1923 to William Bradly Barnett and Ebbie Victoria Barnett in Duffield , Va. He was the fifth child of seven and grew up roaming the hills surrounding his parents' home. Harold went to Fairview School in Fairview , Va. until he was needed at home to work on the family farm. Harold helped his dad "peddle" vegetables to the mining camps and raised tobacco to sell. While still a teenager, he bought his own 40 acres on which to farm, build a home and raise a family.

In 1947, he moved to Emmett where he worked as a ranch hand for both Little and Stringer ranches. During this time, he met and fell in love with his soul mate, Lola. They married Aug. 4, 1949 and later moved to the Oregon Slope near Ontario where Harold was foreman of Hironaka Farms for over 20 years. Harold's favorite pastime was eating Lola's cooking, and she was happy to oblige him. He always planted a huge garden and shared the produce with everyone he knew. He also loved going to auctions to find an occasional treasure. After Harold retired, he and Lola moved to Emmett where they enjoyed camping and fishing. Their greatest pride was the mountain cabin they built on land they cleared themselves which became their own piece of heaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nelson and W.B. Barnett Jr.; sisters, Ruby Ann Arnold and Gertrude Gerrard; grandson, Randy Ayres; stepdaughters, Maggie Dunlap and Phyllis Nielson.

Harold is survived by a large and loving family. From his previous marriage, Harold had two daughters and a son - (with their spouses) Betty Jo and John Hyatt, Wanda and Carl Neely, Roger and Dixie Barnett . With Lola, he was blessed with four more daughters, Judy and Dennis Garner, Carol and Gary Needs, Sandy and Bill Reynolds, Kathy and Mike Hanby along with a special daughter-in-law, Jeanette Waddell; from his seven children came one granddaughter, Jennell Needs; 11 grandsons, Dennis and Teresa Garner Jr., Andrew and Kari Garner, Jared Needs, Judd Reynolds, Jake Reynolds, Joey Hanby, Adam Hanby, Mike Ayers, Mark Neely, Rick Waddell, Chris and Val Waddell as well as his two great-grandsons, Alex and DJ. Garner; two sisters, Kathleen Morley and Wilma Blessing, Gate City, Va.; stepchildren, H.P. Jones, Joan Kimball and Bette Prough along with their children and grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Potter's Funeral Home, Emmett , Idaho .

Interment will be at Emmett Cemetery .

Memorials may be made to Life's Door Hospice for the care of Emmett patients at: Life's Door Hospice, 1111 S. Orchard, Suite 400 , Boise , Idaho 83705 .

Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

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Jerry Lynn Barnette

KINGSPORT - Jerry Lynn Barnette, 47, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport, a son of Luke L. and Zelda Purcell Barnette, Kingsport.

He was an employee of Eastman Chemical Company for 28 years.

He was a member of North Kingsport Church of God.

In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife, Amanda Tootle Barnette; a son, Brian Jason Barnette, Knoxville; a sister, Leigh Ann Bridgman and husband, Jeff, Arden, N.C.; a brother, Joel Keith Barnette and wife, Argelene, Blountville; nephew, Joel George Luke Barnette; father-in-law, Clyde Tootle, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Marian Tootle, Kingsport; four sisters-in-law, Karen Tootle Kingsport, Adrian Cassidy, Kingsport, Lynda Waldron, Holiday, Fla., and Melissa Tootle, Kingsport; a brother-in-law, Mark Tootle, Kingsland, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tom Burgner officiating.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Lucy Etta (Shupe) Redman Barnette

KINGSPORT — Lucy Barnette, 73, of Kingsport, passed away Monday (Feb. 13, 2012).

Born in Mabe, Va., on July 8, 1938, Mrs. Barnette attended New Beginning Baptist Church in Carter’s Valley. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, cooking, canning and gardening. She was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Shupe and Alley Stewart Shupe; husband, Owen Barnette; daughter, Kathleen Redman; sons, Bobby Ray Redman and George Lee Redman; sisters, Jeanette Flanary, Martha Peters, Lois McDavid and Mildred McDavid; brothers, Luther Ray Shupe and J. M. Shupe; several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughters, Polly Ann Vaughn and husband, Mike, Kingsport, and Laura Faye Boggs and husband, James, Hiltons, Va.; sons, Billy Joe Shupe and wife, Barbara, Hiltons, Va., Darrell Redman, Kingsport, and David Redman, Kingsport; grandchildren, Frank Vaughn, Liza Derrick, Heather Hurd, Clifton Kern, Joel Shupe, Bobby Joe Redman, Lucy Marie Redman and Adam Eugene Redman; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Hilda Arnold, Kingsport; brothers, Alex Shupe and wife, Linda, Church Hill, Tenn., and John Henry Shupe and wife, Carman, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Corey Hilton and Georgia Ely.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of her son, Billy Joe and Barbara Shupe, Hiltons, Va.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Townsend officiating. Music will be provided by Donna Hicks. Interment will follow in the Cox Chapel Cemetery, Mabe, Va. Pallbearers will be grandchildren and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Kern and Adam Redman.

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

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Luther Leonard Barnett

Kingsport - Luther Barnett , 90, Kingsport, died Saturday ( June 20, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company (Tenite Department) after 38 years of service. He was involved with the Rock Springs Ruritan Club and was an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Mae Barnett ; a daughter, Ella Mae Drinnon; his parents, Thomas E. and Isabelle Barnett ; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his daughters, Pauline Hite, Jonesborough, Josephine Gooden and Elizabeth Jones, both of Kingsport , and Betty Crafty, Kentucky ; a son, Thomas Barnett , Kingsport ; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cora Nell Miller, Kingsport .

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. F.M. Brown and the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating.

Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park . Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Richard Hansford Barnette

NORTON, Va. — Richard Hansford Barnette, 84, passed away Saturday (April 18, 2009) at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Richard, thank you for your service to the Lord, your family, community and your country. You are greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all of us.

Richard was a retired coal miner having worked for Old Ben Coal Co. and Flat Gap Mining, an avid farmer, a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army in the 666th Ammunition Co. from July 1943 till Dec. 3, 1945, the invasion of Normandy, engaged in five major campaigns, one of them being the Battle of the Bulge, and was the recipient of five battle stars for these campaigns.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Enos Eslie and Maudella Barnette; a brother, Johnny Ray Barnette; a sister, Glinda Rebecca Barnette; his first wife, Juanita Beverly Barnette; and an infant son, Lonnie Eslie Barnette.

Surviving are his wife, Berthal Barnette; two sons, Richard Hansford Barnette II and wife, Teresa and Thomas Edwin Barnette and wife, Becky; three daughters, Mary Maudella Bolling and husband, Darrell, Libby Hill and husband, Homer and Janie Estep and husband, Albert; three stepsons, Homer Hill, James Hill and Herbie Hill; 15 grandchildren, April Thomas and husband, Bobby, Kim Johnson, Jon Bolling and wife, Candice, Angel Phillips and husband, Wayne, Juanita Klemm and husband, Kyle, Adam Barnette and wife, Lori, Wendy Burke and husband, Chris, Daniel Hunt II and wife, Amy, Misty Shortridge and husband, Josh, Christopher Large, Tyler Pickett, Hannah Pickett, Hailey Pickett, Kristi Cochrane and husband, Roland and Mikey Hill; 14 great-grandchildren, Brittany Kennedy, Marissa Bolling, Abby Page, Matthew Johnson, Darian Phillips, Sydney Phillips, Neveah Klemm, Kaylie Klemm, Brooklyn Barnette, Caleb Barnette, Christopher Burke, Hailey Hunt, Jonah Cochrane and Benjamin Cochrane; one great-great-grandchild, Lily Kennedy; one step-grandson, Marty Estep; a brother, George Barnette; two sisters, Polly Baldwin and husband, Troy and Marie Cassell and husband, Darrel; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. till time of services at 8 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Darrell Bolling, Rev. Adam Barnette and Rev. Jon Bolling officiating.

Burial and graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Carter Cemetery with military rites being conducted by the local VFW and National Guard. Family and friends will meet at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guest River Pentecostal Church, 5725 Guest River Road, Norton, Va. 24273.

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

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Roy Jack Barnett

GATE CITY, Va. — Roy Barnett, 63, entered into eternal rest at his residence Sept. 26, 2008 with his family by his side.

Mr. Barnett was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 2, 1944 to the late Gale Barnes Barnett and Hattie Mae Dorton.  Roy worked most of his life as a carpenter until declining health forced him to give up the trade that he loved. He served his country during the Vietnam era as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Although it was later in life, Roy accepted Jesus as his personal savior and depended on him daily until he drew his last breath. Roy was a good father and very proud papaw and will be greatly missed by his loved ones.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by grandson, Ethan Mack Barnett; two brothers, Sammy Kay and infant brother, Billy Barnett; grandfather, Rev. Billy Barnett; and father and mother-in-law, Mack D. and Emma Bowen.

Survivors are his wife, Judy Bowen Barnett, Gate City, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Michael Barnett of Gate City, Va., Kevin Mack Barnett and wife, Maria of Gate City, Va., Travis Bret Barnett and wife, Marsha also of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Emmaline Barnett, Anna Rose Barnett and Mason Bret Barnett and Layton Cole Barnett; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Marie Goode of Weber City, Va., Beulah Faye Fansler and husband, Audley of Yuma, Va., Anna Lee Begley and husband, Steve of Ft. Blackmore, Va., also Frieda Sue Tate and husband, Donnie of Yuma, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert Howard Barnett and wife, Betty of Church Hill; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Danny Keith McNew officiating.

Pine Grove Harmony will provide the music.

Graveside service will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #265 and Gate City Post #3, along with the Virginia Army National Guard.

Michael Barnett, Kevin Barnett, Travis Barnett, Phillip Mann, Larry Mann, James Mann, Robert Barnett and David Collett will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harmie Estepp, Mack Derl Bowen, Muriel Joe Bowen, Audley Fansler, Stevie Begley and Donnie Tate.

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

The family would like to give special thanks to a niece and personal caregiver, Tracy Collett. Also they would like to thank Independent Home Health, Wellmont Hospice, Dr. James Wolfe and his staff.

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

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Sammy Kay Barnett

KINGSPORT - Sammy Kay Barnett , 49, Orebank Road, died unexpectedly Monday (April 26, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was employed by Tri-City Fencing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gale and Hattie Barnett ; and one infant brother.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Mae Barnett , of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Willard and Samantha Barnett , both of Jonesborough; one stepdaughter, Brenda Ann Steffey, Supply, N.C.; two stepsons, Travis Lincoln Steffey, Supply, N.C., and James Marshall Steffey Jr., Kingsport; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. O.M. (Helen) Good, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Audley (Faye) Fansler, Yuma, Va., Mrs. Stevie (Anna Lee) Begley, Fort Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Donnie (Freda) Tate, Yuma, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Betty Barnett , Church Hill and Jack and Judy Barnett , Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of Audley and Faye Fansler, Yuma Road.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Keith McNew and the Rev. Mac Sanders officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Color Guard at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be employees of Tri-City Fencing.

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Thelma Jean (Quillen) Barnette

Thelma Jean Barnette, 73, Kingsport, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center following a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a graduate of Ketron High School and the University of Tennessee. Jean had retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center where she had worked as a registered nurse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ruby Quillen; brother, Donald Quillen; two sisters, Anna Lee Quillen and Edna Talbert; special nephew, David Nunley.

Thelma is survived by her son, Doug Barnette and wife, Missy; grandson, Zach Barnette; husband, Jim Barnette; sister, Dorothy Nunley; brother, Sam Quillen and wife, Deborah, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Owens, Senior Chaplain at Indian Path Medical Center officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral service at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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Verda (Kelly) Barnette

WISE, Va. — Verda Kelly Barnette, 95, a faithful wife and partner, went to be with her heavenly father on Monday (June 1, 2009) at her home.

Mom was our guiding light, our teacher, our loving, sweet example of perseverance and faith in following God’s word. We miss and love you so much mom.

Mom’s greatest accomplishment and legacy that she obtained and left for us, her children, was her steadfast devotion and love for her heavenly father. Her talent was witnessed by so many through her beautiful singing and teachings of God’s word. Mom was a former president of Ladies Auxiliary, superintendent of Sunday school, Sunday school teacher and treasurer for Esserville Freewill Baptist Church. She served Jesus through 95 plus years and attended the Stevens Church of God in Wise, Va. with Pastor Cliff Bowman.

Mrs. Barnette or Mrs. B., as so many knew her, was an established and successful business woman. She was the founder and proprietor of Barnette’s Kwik Shops. She was Woman of the Year for Wise County’s Historical Society and she was known as a giving and caring neighbor and friend.

Thank You Dr. Allen Mullins for taking excellent care of Verda.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hogue Edward Barnette Sr.; two precious daughters, Gladys and Margie; two granddaughters, Debra Sue Wilson and Sandy Smith; grandson, Bobby Smith; great-grandson, Chris Smith; a sister, Golden Musick; a brother, Clyde Kelly; a daughter-in-law, Carol Barnette and four sons-in-law, John Marshall, Jon Woods, Dwain Dillon and Gene Peters.

Surviving are five daughters, Anna Mae Marshall, Pearlie Bernice Woods, Reba Jean Mitchell and husband Jessie, Ella Naomi Breeding and husband, Bobby and Verda (Tutti) Robbins and husband, Bud; five sons, Hogue Edward Barnette Jr., Earl Wendell Barnette and wife, Brenda, Jerry Wayne Barnette and wife, Kathy, David Barnette and wife, Sherry and Rickey Barnette; 47 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers; six sisters; and a host of other relatives, friends and partners in Christ. A special minister Cliff Bowman; very special caretaker, Ann Culbertson; caretaker, Annette Freeman; special friends, Berniece Wilson, Sister Pat, Donna Bolling, Carol Brickey, Linda Gayle Breeding and Martha Keith. Heaven is so blessed---They have a new angel in their choir today. Until we meet again Mom—our love and thanks to the best person in all our lives.

Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. till time of services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Cliff Bowman officiating.

The burial and graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Big Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Stevens Church of God, 6619 Stephens Road, Wise, Va. 24293.

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

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Willie Ray Barnette

DUFFIELD, Va. - Willie Ray Barnette, 83, of the Purchase Ridge community, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday (July 14, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late, Jack and Mollie Lane Barnette and was a retired farmer and landscaper. He was a kind hearted man who was loved by all and will be deeply missed. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his loving wife, Amanda Gilliam Barnette, of Duffield; brother, Echol Barnette of Kingsport; stepsons, Mack Bledsoe and wife, Sandra of Weber City, Va., and William Dickerson of Duffield, Va.; stepdaughter, Bobbie Christian and husband, James of Blackwater, Va.; step-grandsons, Brian Begley of Weber City, Va., Junior Lee Dickerson of Duffield, Va., and Michael Gilliam and wife, Lisa of Church Hill; great-grandsons, David Osborne, Zackery Osborne, Jonathan Gilliam and Nathaniel Gilliam; step-granddaughter, Darlene Osborne of Oklahoma City; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at the home of Mack and Sandra Bledsoe in Weber City, Va., or the home of Bobbie and James Christian in Blackwater, Va.

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

Music will be provided by Heavenly Peace.

Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bledsoe Cemetery in Fairview, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brian Begley, Jimmy Lawson, Michael Gilliam, Jr. Dickerson, and Jr. Wells.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Ridgecrest Manor for their assistance in the care of their loved one.

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Lillie Maude (Jones) Barr

BLOUNTVILLE - Mrs. Lillie Maude Barr, 76, of Blountville Route 1, died in Bristol Memorial Hospital at 4:55 p.m. Friday after a long illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a member of Blountville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, W. Lane Barr; a foster-son, Fred Ball of Bristol, and two foster grandsons.

Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral for Mrs. Lillie Maude Barr will be Sunday, Feb 6, at 3 p.m. at the Blountville United Methodist Church with Rev. Cass Turner and Rev. Kyle Barr officiating.  Burial will be in the Blountville Cemetery.  The body will be taken to the residence at 11 a.m. Saturday and returned at 4 p.m. to the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.  It will be taken to the church one hour before the services Sunday.  Pallbearers are:  Joe Snodgrass, Wiley Snodgrass, George Snodgrass, Lester Jones, Bill Gardner and John Robert Gardner.  Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Saturday, February 5, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Kate (Stapleton) Flanary Barr

BLOUNTVILLE - Kate Stapleton Flanary Barr, 79, 5285 Highway 26, died Saturday (March 14, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she moved to the Kingsport area 50 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the House of Prayer, Nickelsville, Va.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Flanary, and three daughters, Darlene Dolen, Betty Larkins, and Shirley Hudson.

Surviving are her husband, Joe Barr, Blountville; three sons, Elmer Flanary, Daytona Beach, Fla., Ezra Flanary, Kingsport, and Rocky Flanary, Church Hill; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Dean, Mrs. Gracie Harris, and Mrs. Leaner White, all of Nickelsville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home and anytime at the home of the son, Rocky Flanary, Old Union Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White, the Rev. Kenneth Kiser, and the Rev. Wayne Meade officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Lane Barr

BLOUNTVILLE -- William Lane Barr, 78, of Rt. 1, Blountville, died at 6:45 a.m. today [2/25/1974] at Bristol Memorial Hospital of an apparent stroke.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a farmer.

He is survived by one foster son, Fred Ball, Bris­tol; one half-brother, Charles Barr, Blountville; two foster grandsons, Dale and Kanie (Junior) Fields, both of Blountville.

Blountville Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mr. William Lane Barr will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Blountville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John McDonald and Rev. Cass Turner officiating.  Burial will be in the Blountville Cemetery.  The body will remain at the Blountville Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Pallbearers are Estel Barger, Earl Johnson, Dorton Johnson, Joe Barr, Robert Barr, Howard Barr, Clyde Barr, Curtic Barr.  Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Present evidence is that the Lane ancestry of William Lane Barr is not related to the Scott Co Lane family. I have heard that the Barr ancestry goes back to George Peter Bar, a Scott Co pioneer and father of Catherine Bare Wolfe of Scott Co. Perhaps good to include the obituary to show possible connections. DWL)

(Kingsport Times, Monday, February 25, 1974)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wilma (Qualls) Barr

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Wilma Qualls Barr, 79, passed away Saturday, (Feb. 2, 2008) in Alpharetta, Ga. after an extended illness.

She was born on May 22, 1928 at Natural Tunnel, Va. to the late E. Doyle Qualls and Ninnie Qualls. She received her degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She resided in Bristol, Va. her entire adult life and was a member of McIver Memorial Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters, Lucille Taylor, Agnes Lawson and Maudie Franklin.

Survivors included her husband of 57 years, Fred Barr of Bristol, Va.; one son, Tony Barr of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Freda and Mark Hardage of Alpharetta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Kelle and Cody Hardage of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Claudia Kern of Duffield, Va. and Ann Williams of Clinchport, Va.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at Akard Funeral Home.

An Eastern Star Service by the Bell-Walsh Chapter will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the funeral service following with Rev. Alan Chapman officiating.

The committal and entombment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Fleenor, Bill Shanks, Joey Musser, Jack King, Les Campbell, Mike Moore and Bud Cooper.

Memorials may be made to McIver Presbyterian Church, 1900 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va. 24201

Akard Funeral Home Bristol, Tenn. is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Andy Lee Barrett

JOHNSON CITY — Andy Lee Barrett, 68, of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday (March 17, 2009) at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Born in Kermit, Va., he was the son of the late Edgar and Ida Anderson Barrett.

He faithfully attended the VA Chapel at Mountain Home.

Mr. Barrett proudly served his country in the United States Navy having served in Vietnam on patrol gun boats. He was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal and two Bronze Stars. He was employed by the Kingsport Press and Ford System in Kingsport.

He was a member of the V.F.W., Church Hill.

Known as a hardworking man, he never met a stranger and was always willing to help others. He enjoyed being a caregiver and volunteering wherever he was needed. His favorite music was gospel and country and his hobbies included gardening, mowing and working on automobiles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar and Hubert Barrett.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia K. Burchette of Granite Falls, Va.; sister, Gladys Overbay of Kingsport; two brothers, Dallas Barrett of Kingsport and Junior Barrett and wife, Nella Sue of Johnson City; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tetrick Funeral Home.

A graveside service will military honors will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m.

Arrangements for the Barrett family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. (423)610-7171.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eckel Barnette

KINGSPORT - Eckel Barnette, 90, died Sunday evening (May 28, 2006) at Sunbridge Hillside Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Jack and Molly Lane Barnette. He was a tobacco farmer.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Calling hours are ftom 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Duffield Flmeral Home at Thomas Village.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m Thursday at the Summit Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to The Duffield Funeral Home, 169 Fraley Avenue, Duffield, Va 24244.

DuffieJd Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ernest Barnette

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Ernest Barnette, 83, Irondale community, died Tuesday (July 3, 2001) at his home.

He was born in Scott County, Va., the son of the late Jack and Mollie (Lane) Barnette. He lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap, Va., and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Barnette; one brother, Floyd Barnette; and two sisters, Bertha and Martha.

Surviving are a stepson, Chester Johnson, Maryland; two brothers, Echol Barnette, Jasper, Va., and Will Barnette, Pattonsville, Va.; and one sister, Mae, Maryland.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hood Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Elizabeth (Lane) Barrett

Martha Elizabeth Lane Barrett, 77, 6117 Lone Star Road, died at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 5, 1988) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she spent most of her life in Sullivan County and was a former employee of Borden Mill for 13 years.

Mrs. Barrett was a member of Walkers Fork Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin T. Barrett, Nov. 2, 1986; one son, Roy T. Barrett, Aug. 30, 1981; one grandson, Danny Miner, March 4, 1973; and a brother, Maldon A Lane Jr., Sept. 19, 1987.

Surviving are three daughters, Martha Melviline Miner, Sullivan Gardens, Emma Jean Price, Surgoinsville and Yolanda Townsend, Kingsport; one son, J .M. (Joe) Barrett, Sullivan Gardens; 17 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Etta Wilson, Mrs. Jim (Betty) Lay, Mrs. Barney (Grace) Morelock, Mrs. Evelyn New, all of Kingsport and Mrs. Frank (Marie) Arnold, Blountville; three brothers, Joe. Lane, Ed Lane, both of Kingsport and Robert Lane, Church Hill.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Joyce (Williams) Barrett

KINGSPORT — Martha Joyce Barrett, 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 28, 2007.

Born in Hawkins County, she had resided most of her life in Kingsport and retired from Quebecor.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Thomas Barrett; two sisters, Edith Lane and Annie Williams; and two brothers, Dee Williams and Frank Williams.

She is survived by two daughters, Tina Bowery and husband, Mark, Greeneville, and Linda Barrett, Kingsport; a son, Joe Barrett, Kingsport; a grandson, Hunter Dingus; three sisters, Ruth Miller, Kingsport, Frances Hamm, Gray, and Lillian Morelock and husband, Larry, Gastonia, N.C.; a brother, Roy Williams, Rogersville, special friend, Karen Crawford, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Walker’s Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in the Lone Star community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes of Kingsport is serving the Barrett family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mollie Jane (Lane) Barnette

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Mollie Barnette, 96, died Wednesday (March 18, 1992) at Heritage Hall Health Care in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Barnette in 1985.

Surviving are three sons, Ernest Barnette, Big Stone Gap, Va., Echol Barnette, Jasper, Va. and Will Barnette, Blackwater, Va.; three daughters, Martha Christian and Bertha Lawson, both of Rockville, Md. and Mae Gibson, Gaithersburg, Md.; 33 grandchiIdren; 78 great-grandchildren; 66 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pearlie Arwood, Dryden, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ed Tonker and the Rev. Walter Begley officiating.

Burial will be in Hood Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rose Mary (Clark) Barnett

DUFFIELD, Va. — Rose Mary Barnett, of Duffield, Va., was born in Scott County on Thursday, Feb. 2, 1939 and passed away at her home after a long illness on Saturday (May 30, 2009) at the age of 70 years.

She lived most of her live in this area and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Straley Freeman Clark; her sisters and brothers, Dorothy, Joshua, Rufus, Paul, June, Harold, Bud Clark and Gladys Caudill.

She is survived by her children, Rick Barnett, Connie Payne and Scott Barnett, all of Duffield and Beth Mack of Kingsport. Rose is also survived by her grandchildren, Quentin and Josh Payne, both of Duffield, Carolyn and Daniel Ayers of Gate City, Va. and Joey Mack of Kingsport; one great-grandchild, Xander Payne. Also, one brother, Roy Clark of Jasper; and three sisters, Peggy Robinette, Francis Lawson and Penny Robinette, all of Jasper, Va. She is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of the service today at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va.

A funeral service to honor and remember the life of Rose Mary Barnett will be held at 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary of the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Thomas and Caleb McPherson officiating.

The family is carrying out Rose’s request to be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, the family request the memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to be applied toward the expenses.

Province Funeral Home of 425 E. Morgan Ave., Pennington Gap, Va. 24277 is in charge of the arrangements. Our phone number is 276-546-2456.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Thomas "Tommy" Barrett

Roy T. Barrett, 50, 6161 Lone Star Road, died 4:55 p.m. yesterday [Aug 30, 1981] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of the Sullivan Garden area, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been employed by J.P. Stevens Co. for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Williams Barrett, of the home; two daughters, Tina and Linda Barrett, both of the home; one son, Joseph Barrett, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Barrett, Kingsport; three sisters, Martha Melviline Miner and Yolanda Townsend, both of Kingsport, Emma Jean Price, Surgoinsville; one brother, Joseph Maldon Barrett, Kingsport.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

[Interment was at Walker’s Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.]

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Addie Marie (Roberts) Bass

(Parents b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Addie Marie Roberts Bass, 81, of Kingsport passed away Saturday, (Sept. 22, 2007), at Brookhaven Manor.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and retired from Kingsport Press.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Oliver and Sarah Roberts; sisters, Lucille Roberts and Shirley Smith; and two brothers, Alfred Roberts and John Roberts.

Surviving are one son, Tye Bass and wife, Glenda, Okeechobee, Fla.; and one brother, George Roberts and wife, Faith, Church Hill.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. David Glass officiating.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Addie Marie Bass.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cleo (Hicks) Bates

POWELL, Tenn. - Cleo H. Bates, 87, passed away on Friday ( March 23, 2001 ) at the Asbury Acres Health Center in Maryville , Tenn.

A long-time member of the Powell United Methodist Church , she shared in the 33-year ministry of her husband, the late Carl H. Bates, to the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church . Their ministry included, Pigeon Forge Circuit, 1947-1950; Candler Memorial, 1951-1954; Kingsport Highland Park, 1955-1957; Pennington Gap, 1958-1964; Big Stone Gap, Trinity, 1965-1968; Bluefield, Va. Avenue, 1969-1970; Copperhill, 1971-1972; Powell, 1973-1977; Anderson Street, 1978-1979; Oakwood-Lynnwood, 1980.

Mrs. Bates was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; her parents, Della S. Hicks and E.C. Hicks; brothers and sisters, Hazel Zelma Hicks, Mary Ella Hicks, Helen Viola Hicks, G.C. Hicks, Ray Russell Hicks, Carl Kenneth Hicks and brother-in-law, Charles Haire.

Surviving are her daughter, Arlene Bates, Atlanta , Ga. ; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy King and Mrs. Ruth Haire.

Calling hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home, 5815 Western Ave. , Knoxville , Tenn. , and again from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home in Kingsport .

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnnie (Jones) Bates

KINGSPORT - Johnnie Jones Bates, 83, of Kingsport, went to be with her heavenly Father on Saturday (Feb. 21, 2004 ).

She was born in Hancock County but had resided in Kingsport for most of her life.

Mrs. Bates was an active member of Ketron Memorial Methodist Church for 60 years.

Mrs. Bates was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved to cook, can and crochet. She loved flowers and animals. She adopted and cared for many homeless dogs and cats, including one special family dog, Josie, who was her companion and walking friend for many years. She faithfully supported the Humane Society, the Salvation Army and her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Martha Jones; her husband, Kermit Nelson Bates; her sisters, Ella Brewer, Maude Winston, Minda Drinnon and Pearl Shaw; her brothers, Paul Jones and Earl Jones.

Surviving are her daughter, Martha Bates and husband Jim Bates of Kingsport ; her son, Lynn Bates and wife Renee Bates of Kingsport; and two grandchildren, Ashley McCoy of Nashville and Justin Marshall of Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Calling hours are from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating.

Burial will immediately follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. 1 at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Memorial contributions may be given to the Kingsport Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bates family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Mary Frances ( Davis ) Bates

WISE, Va. — Mary Frances Bates, 89, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Monday (March 1, 2010) at the Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tenn.

Mary dedicated her life to her family, having helped raise her brothers and sisters, was a loving mother to her three children and spent many tireless hours caring for her grandchildren.

She was a 1935 graduate of Coeburn High School in Coeburn , Va. , former co-owner and operator of Friendly Floral in Norton , Va. , co-founder of Esserville Freewill Baptist Church , where she was a charter member, taught Sunday school for many years, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Presently a member of Central Freewill Baptist Church , she also attended Appalachian Prayer Fellowship. Her unwavering faith made her an inspiration to many.

She was preceded by her parents, Arthur and Grace Pate Davis; two brothers, Buster Davis and Carl Davis; two sisters, Joella Compton and Dorothy Stidham; and two grandchildren, Mary Ruth Hodges and Robert Clisso III.

Surviving are her loving husband of 72 years and 9 months, Claude Bates; one son, Bobby Bates and wife, Debbie, of Wise, Va.; two daughters, Carolyn Hodges of Wise, Va., and Betty Hatfield of Greeneville; 10 grandchildren, Lark Robinson and husband, Randy, Robby Bates and wife, Brandi, Brandy Austin and husband, Stephen, Travis Adkins and wife, Leslie, Teresa Clisso and husband, Robert, Chet Hatfield, Lorraine Jennings and husband, Doug, Lisa Witz and husband, Doug, Jack Hatfield and Marilyn Hatfield; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Davis of Jenkins, Ky.; one aunt, June Jackson of Norton, Va.; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Burial and graveside committal services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Laurel Grove Cemetery , Norton , Va. Family and friends will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession with the Rev. David Nidiffer, the Rev. Gary Hill and the Rev. Phillip Bates officiating.

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

(Claude Bates is a descendant of Jacob Wolfe of Scott Co, VA)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Charlie Andrew Bays

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Charlie Andrew "Wimp" Bays, 84, entered into rest Tuesday (March 6, 2001) at his residence.

Born Oct. 3, 1916 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Charles Randolph and Mary Katherine Litton Bays. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and lived in the Little Duck community. He attended Free Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Seva Fugate and Mae Stapleton; and his brother, Robert Bays.

Surviving are two special nephews and wives, Bobby and Judy Bays, Nickelsville, Va., and Donnie and Nancy Bays, Weber City, Va.; a nephew, Douglas Stapleton, Kingsport; and a niece, Francis Jessee, Lebanon, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Bobby Bays.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating.

Music will be provided by the Fletcher Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Free Hill Cemetery in the Little Duck community of Scott County, Va.

The family will be meeting at the residence of Bobby Bays at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Landon Bays, Matthew Bays, Dustin Bays, Carrie Bays, Donnie Bays and Bobby Bays will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Cora Pauline (Collins) Bays

BLOUNTVILLE - Cora Pauline Bays, 79, of 237 Fairford Lane, Blountville, went to be with her Savior Monday (July 24, 2006) at NHC Healthcare in Bristol.

Mrs. Bays was born May 11, 1927 in Rittman, Ohio, the daughter of the late Raymond and Lola Collins. She lived in Blountville most of her life and retired from Tennessee Eastman in 1980.

She was a baptized believer and a member of Faith Baptist Church of Blountville.

In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Collins.

Survivors include husband, Harold Bays; sister, Peggy Mock and husband Robert; nieces, Lisa Hale, Amy Cole, Beth Collins and Diane Whitaker; great-nieces, Nikisa, Rachel and Andrea; great-nephews, Dylan, Drew, Austin and Dustin.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eddie Zimmerman officiating.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in East Lawn Cemetery.

Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joel Anthony Bays

KINGSPORT - Joel Anthony Bays, 52, Granby Road, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (June 10, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, Tenn. He was a graduate of Lynn View High School.

Mr. Bays was an avid fisherman, a fan of all sports and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Bays.

Surviving are his mother, Frances Good Bays, Kingsport; brothers, Mike Bays and wife Vivian, Kingsport, and Chris Bays, Kingsport; nephew, Brent Bays and wife Jeri, Kingsport; great-nephews, Austin Bays and Gavin Bays, both of Kingsport; and a special dog, Gizzie.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 1813 Granby Road.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Calhoun and the Rev. Keith Gamble officiating.

Music will be provided by The Moneyhuns.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Juanita Victoria (Maddux) Johnson Bays

GATE CITY, Va. - Juanita Maddux Bays, 86, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning (Sept. 13, 2006) at her residence following a long illness

A native of Scott County, Va., she was born August 8, 1920, a daughter of the late Flanders H. and Lona Mae McNutt Maddux.

She was a graduate of the former Hilton High School (1939) and was retired from K-Mart Corporation as a sales associate. She also was employed at Tennessee Eastman Corporation for 12 years. She cherished many friendships made while serving with her husband, Rev. F.M. Bays, Jr. during his 33 years of ministry with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Hiltons Senior Citizens, the Home Demonstration Club and the Gate City, Va. chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Above all, she was special to her family and was always there when someone needed her.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Rollins Johnson; one sister, Uva Maddux; and two brothers, Earl and Ralph Maddux.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Rev. F.M. Bays, Jr., of the home; two sons, Randall David Bays and Leslie Paul Bays and wife Donna; two grandsons, Levi and Reese Bays, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Elsie Derting, Hiltons, Va., Clara Faye Wood and husband Scott, Weber City, Va., Wilma Sue Wilson, Gate City, Va.; brother, Leonard Maddux, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery, with Pastor Will Shewey officiating. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m. on Thursday for those services.

There will be a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 16, 2006) at Hiltons United Methodist Church, with Pastor Will Shewey officiating.

Music will be provided by Shirley Blackburn and Steve Wells.

Following the service, there will be a covered dish meal in the Fellowship Hall of the church in honor of Juanita.

Pallbearers will be Shane Miller, Eugene Kilbourne, John Snodgrass, Jim Henderson, David Rouse, Scott L. Wood, Jack Hamilton and Nat Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be all retired ministers of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the Hiltons United Methodist Church, Po Box 10, Hiltons, Va. 25258.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marian Frances (Good) Bays

KINGSPORT — Frances Good Bays, 81, departed this life on April 29, 2009, at Brian Center, Weber City, Va., after a brief illness.

Frances was born on May 14, 1927, a native of Scott County, Va., in the Rye Cove community, the daughter of the late William Martin Good and Viola Lane Good. After graduating from Rye Cove High School and working at Eastman Kodak for a short period of time, she married and settled in Kingsport. She was a full-time mother and homemaker. She was a faithful member of Parkers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She loved her church and her church family.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Eugene Bays; a son, Joel Anthony Bays; sisters, Mary Belle Smalling and Ethel Gamble; brother, Bill Good; and two infant sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Eugene Bays and wife, Vivian of Kingsport, Christopher Wayne Bays of Kingsport; grandson, Brent Bays and wife, Lauren of Unicoi; two great-grandsons, Austin Bays and Gavin Bays; one expectant great-grandson; sisters, Mildred "Tudy" Trice and husband, Jerry of Fredericksburg, Va., Carole Gray of Kingsport; brothers, Clarence "Jack" Good and wife, Alberta of Gate City, Va., Charles "Joe" Good and wife, Jeri of Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Gary Calhoun and the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Sermon on the Mount.

Pallbearers will be men of the church.

The family would like to issue a special thank you to the staff of Brian Center for their excellent care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Parkers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Building Fund, 437 Parker Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Frances Good Bays.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Catherine (Litton) Bays

NICKELSVILLE Va — Mrs. Mary Catherine Bays, 88, Rt. 2 Nickelsville died at her home at 1:35 a.m. Thursday [8/2/1973] after a long illness. She was born in Johnson County Tenn. and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons Charlie and Robert William Bays, both of Nickelsville; two daughters, Mrs. Seva Fugate, Nickelsville, Mrs. Mae Stapleton, Lebanon, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Alice Beverly, Coeburn, Va.; one brother, Henry Litton, Bristol, Va.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in the Freehill Cemetery.)

(Her husband was Charles Randolph Bays.)

Kingsport Times, Friday, Aug. 3, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Vernon Elbert Bays

KINGSPORT - Vernon E. Bays, of Kingsport, passed away at his home on Monday (Nov. 22, 2004).

Born in Hiltons, Va., Vernon moved to Kingsport in 1945 after serving in the U.S. Army. He was a pipe-fitter by trade, and during his career, helped construct the Alaskan Pipeline and the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. In 1998, Vernon received the Charlie Keener Good Citizen Award from the Kingsport Evening Civitan Club in recognition of his unselfish service in promoting good citizenship.

A faithful member of the Mafair United Methodist Church, Vernon enjoyed his special friends in the Homebuilders Class, who will serve as honorary pallbearers. Vernon's mission was to improve the lives of others without a hint of personal recognition. He served his church by serving on many committees.

He was preceded in death by his parents, F. M. Bays Sr. and Etta Kate Barker Bays; four brothers, Howard Johnson Bays, Henry Bays, Walter Oliver Bays and Mervin Eugene Bays; five sisters, Elsie Mazella Barker, Norville Detroit Bays, Eva Bays, Colly Washington Bays and Edna Pearl Bays.

Surviving are his best friend and wife of 50 years, Margaret Mercer Bays; his daughters, Gwendolyn Bays of Mount Carmel, and Barbara LuAnne Bays of Johnson City; brothers, F.M. Bays Jr. and Donald Bays, both of Hiltons, Va., Claude Harold Bays of Blountville; sisters, Nora Lee Hayter of Nashville, Janelle Jayne of Hiltons, Va., and Joanne Starnes of Kingsport; also special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lawrence Bellamy of Kingsport, Joe and Helen Mercer of Hickory, N.C., Eddie and Barbara Cassity of Albany, Ga., and Shelburne and Beulah Ferguson of Blountville; and many special nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a "Special Thanks" for the kindness and care shown by Dr. Charles Bruton, Dr. David Franzus, Dr. Joseph Smiddy and Dr. Harrison Turner and their staffs.

Due to renovations in the Mafair United Methodist Church sanctuary, the family will be using the First Baptist Church of Kingsport's sanctuary for funeral services.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church, Church Circle in Kingsport.

Services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. John Bardsley and the Rev. Ralph Kidd officiating.

Shelburne Ferguson Jr. will give the eulogy.

Special friend Tammie Davis will coordinate music.

Entombment services will be held in the Oak Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum IV immediately following the services.

Serving as pallbearers, will be his nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 East Center St., Kingsport, TN 37664.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bays family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Mae (Starnes) Bare

CHURCH HILL - Edna M. Starnes Bare, 94, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday ( Nov. 7, 2000 ) at the Church Hill Health Care Center following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Bare was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in Hawkins County for the past 70 years. She was a charter member of the Lyons Park Missionary Baptist Church , and was a member of the Mount Carmel Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Bare; two sons, John W. Bare and William (Bill) Bare; one daughter, Ellen Mae Cradic Cooter; her parents, Henry and Ellen Sallings Starnes; three brothers, Lloyd Starnes, Clinton Starnes, and Raymond B. Starnes; one sister, Anis Allen; and six grandchildren.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mary G. and James Willard Huckaby, Church Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Clyde (Pete) and Mae Bare, Mount Carmel; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Lois Bare, Kingsport, and Pam Bare, New Mexico; sister-in-law, Mina Starnes, Kingsport; one brother-in-law, Charles Allen, Hill Station, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Mary G. Huckaby, 285 Mt. Zion Rd., Church Hill, and her son, Clyde (Pete) Bare, 305 Independence Ave., Mount Carmel.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Harris and the Rev. Woody Tackett officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lyons Park Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 207 Lyons Park Ave. , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ancil L. Bays

BRISTOL - Ancil L. Bays, 66, died Monday afternoon [5/7/1973] of an apparent heart attack.

He was retired from the Bristol Builders, a member of the Fellowship Chapel Church and had been an election judge for the Republican party at Stonewall Jackson School for a number of years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edna J. Bays; daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Tuell, Bristol; three grandchildren; brothers, Ray and Fleetwood, both of Kingsport, and Fred Bays, Hiltons; sisters, Mrs. Gladys Barb, Bristol, Mrs. Susan Ketron and Mrs. Ethel Mowdy, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Bulah McClelland, Leesburg, Va., and Mrs. Ruby Clark, Blountville.

Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Tues. May 8, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Howard Edward Bays

Mr. Howard E. Bays, 72, Nickelsville, VA went home to be with the Lord at his home [10/15/2011] following a courageous battle with cancer over the last year.

Howard was born on June 22, 1939 to the late Carl and Tempia Bays and lived in the Big Moccasin community with his wife, Phyllis. He was a man of generosity, love, and a strong Christian faith to all that knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family and community. He was a member of Roadside Mission Baptist Church. His life work was construction and carpentry. After retiring he became active in the Baptist Association and was a strong believer in supporting local churches and sponsoring the Worldwide Children's Missions.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louevela Barker; and step daughter, Jenny Burke Staples.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Phyllis Ferguson Bays, Big Moccasin community; daughter, Rhonda Bays Phillips and granddaughter, Savanna Phillips, Nickelsville, VA; step children, Karen Burke, Gate City, VA, Steve and Louise Burke and Mark and Carolyn Burke, Nickelsville, VA, David and Yolanda Burke, Hiltons, VA, and John Staples, Kingsport, TN; step grandchildren, Morgan Jennings, Sarah Burke, Laura Jennings, Adam Burke, Lindsey Burke, Kadence Jennings, and Kyle Fields; brother, Jarrell and Ann Bays, Nickelsville, VA; and nieces, Lois Hurd and Margaret Elam, Nickelsville, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence or the home of his daughter, Rhonda Bays Phillips. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bob Lane and Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Mike Carrico, Adam Burke, Eddie Ferguson, Larry Ferguson, Johnny Ferguson, Arthur Ferguson, Charles Osborne, and Richard Osborne will serve as pallbearers. Pat Vermillion, Zane Parks, John Ferguson, Ed Ferguson,Paul Repass, and Wayne Poteet will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family would like to thank all of Howard's doctors, nurses, and especially Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Harvest Home for Children, in care of Harvest Freewill Baptist Children's Ministry, P.O. Box 259, Duffield, VA 24244.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Howard Edward Bays.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

William Ray Bays

KINGSPORT - William Ray Bays, 85, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (June 26, 2005) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 27, 1919. Mr. Bays had lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He was retired from Eastman after over 34 years of service in the Special Chemicals Department. He enjoyed his woodworking shop and driving his 1930 A-Model in the Fourth of July parade for over 40 years.

He was a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church and also attended Fall Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Mae Hensley Bays; a daughter, Sue Begley; sisters, Mary Wolfe, Ethel Mowdy and Susan Ketron; and brothers, Ancel Bays, Fred Bays and Pete Bays.

Surviving are his daughters, Ann Rowland and husband Bill of Washington, D.C., Nancy Crowe and husband Claude of Kingsport; his best friend, Violet Hyatt of Kingsport; sisters, Beulah McClellan of Winchester, Va., Gladys Barb of Bristol, Va., and Ruby Clark of Blountville; grandchildren, Melanie Higgenbotham and husband John, Kevin Crouch, Kenyon Crouch, Shanna Tincher and husband Mark, Phil Begley and wife Traci, Jody Begley and wife Susan, Wesley Crowe and wife Emily; great-grandchildren, Blake and Beau Begley, Jackson and Sydney Begley, Madison, Mason and McKinley Tincher; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel today at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mike Stout, Rev. Randy Lester and Rev. Ron Lester officiating.

Music will be provided by Bill Rowland.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Leonard Bear

GRAY — James Leonard "Papa Bear" Bear, 74, of Gray, Tenn., passed away Sunday, (July 17, 2011) at his residence.

Mr. Bear was born on March 9, 1937, in Kingsport, the son of the late James M. Bear and Lelia Jessee Bear. He lived his entire life in the local area.

Mr. Bear had retired after several years of service with AFG Industries (Kingsport). In his free time, he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to do anything involving being outdoors.

Mr. Bear was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, James M. and Lelia Bear, he is preceded in death by a son, Melvin Bear; sisters, Georgia Smith, Marie Wooten, and Betty Wolfe; and a brother, Charlie Bear.

Survivors of James Leonard Bear include his wife, Diane Bear (Gray, Tenn.); son, Travis Bear and fiancé, April Mauk (Hampton, Tenn.) ; daughters, Tina Stanley and husband, Matt (Fall Branch, Tenn.), and Lisa Venable and husband, Greg (Gray); sisters, Alma Mann Rogers and husband, Harold (Kingsport), and Brenda Steffey and husband, Lynn (Kingsport); mother-in-law, Bertha L. Davis (Kingsport); brothers-in-law, Paul Davis and wife Willadean (Kingsport), Don Davis and wife Anne (Kingsport), and Kermit Davis (Fall Branch, Tenn); sister-in-law, Barbara Templeton and husband. Phil (Nashville); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for James Leonard Bear will be held on Sunday at Eastman Cabins (Kingsport), Shelter #5, beginning at 2 p.m.

Serving the family of James Leonard Bear is Snyder’s Funeral Home of Gray, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James M. Bear

KINGSPORT - James M. (Jim) Bear, 88, departed this life on Sunday (Jan. 26, 2003) after a brief illness at his home.

Mr. Bear was born in Sullivan County to Charles and Bertie Bear, one of five children. He married Lelia Elva Jessee in 1934. Together they raised eight children.

Mr. Bear held several jobs during his lifetime. In the early 1950's he served as a Sullivan County Deputy. He went on to work in construction at Holston Defense. In the late 1960's, he retired from Penn-Dixie Cement Plant.

After retirement, Mr. Bear and his family moved to their farm in Fall Branch. He spent many happy years there. He was an avid horse trader and farmer, meeting many dear friends and acquaintances during this time.

Mr. Bear was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bertie Bear; wife, Lelia Jessee Bear (1981); sister, Bertha Bear Mull; brothers, Carl Bear and Kenneth bear; daughters, Georgia Bear Smith, Betty Bear Wolfe and Marie Bear Wooten; and son, Charles Eulis Bear.

He is survived by daughters, Brenda Sue Bear Steffey and husband Lynn of the home, and Alma Faye Bear Mann of Kingsport; sons, James Leonard Bear and wife Diane of Gray, and Wayne Edward Bear of Colonial Heights; also, the joy of his last days, special great-grandson, Edward Hunter Shayne Patterson ("Scooter" to papaw); also 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Jim W. Morgan.

Calling hours are anytime at the home of Brenda Steffey.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastors Orville Dolen and Ellis Crawford officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Melvin Bear, Scottie Wolfe, Donnie Wolfe, Dennis Steffey, Keith Mann, Adam Bear and Travis Bear.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Scotty Ray Bear

Scotty Ray Bear, 1-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ray Bear of 1213 Garden Drive, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4 a.m. Saturday [3/22/1969] after having been ill since birth.

Surviving are his parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burk Colley of Clinchport, Va.; paternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Jack Bear, Kingsport; maternal great-grandfather, Emory Colley, Clinchport; and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Kathleen Bailey, Kingsport.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Funeral services for Scotty Ray Bear, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ray Bear will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Carter’s Chapel with the Rev. William W. Pen__? officiating. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park. The body will remain at Carter's Chapel throughout the services. Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, March 23, 1969

Submitted by Don Lane

Everett Glenn Beard

Nickelsville- Everett Glenn Beard, 87, of Twin Springs Road went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday morning (July 17, 2011) at his residence following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Glenn worked for over 25 years with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. He was owner/operator of Beard Oil Company for several years. Mr. Beard belonged to the Gate City Catlette Lodge # 35 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City. He was an avid gardener.

He was preceded in death by his son, Everette Glenn Beard, Jr.; parents, Byron and Virginia Taylor Beard; brothers, Charles, B.F., Mark, Roy, and John K.; sisters, Inis, Ruth, and Mary.

Glenn Beard is survived by his wife, Ila Addington Beard; a daughter, Janice Stokes and husband, David (Gate City, VA); grandchildren, David Beard, Megan Addington, Wesley Addington, and Jasmine McCloud; his step-son, Gary Addington (Nickelsville, VA); a great granddaughter, Emily Beard; special friends, Hugh and Mickey Sherron (Brooksville, FL) along with several special nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday (July 20, 2011) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Gate City Catlette Lodge # 35. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday (July 21, 2011) at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve Collins and Rev. Brandon Berg officiating. Music will be provided by Steve and Flo Minton.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Dougherty Family Cemetery with Jim Culbertson, Jack Stallard, Larry Moore, Paul Addington, Tim Stallard, and Tom Stallard serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Roger Kilgore, Randy Moore, and Randall Enix. A special thank-you goes out to Bristol Home Health, especially Josie, Krista, Haley, April, Debbie, Joy, and Kim. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Brian Arnette, nurses, and the entire staff at Holston Medical Group in Weber City for the special care of Glenn. Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Beard family.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Glen Marion Beatty

Glen M. Beatty, the son of Alvin M. and Enma (Quillin) Beatty, was born May 4, 1925 , in rural Mahaska County , Iowa . He grew up in Mahaska County until moving to Newton , Iowa in 1936. Glen graduated from Newton High School in 1943.

Glen was united in marriage with Alice Trevethan on January 5, 1947 in Newton . He was a lifelong farmer. Glen was a Memher of the Metz Church, attended the United Presbyterian Church, member of the Sugar Grove Grange, past board member of the Jasper County Farm Bureau, past township committee member for the A.S.C.S., past member of the Kiwanis C1ub, he was a past Jasper County Young Farmer Of The Year recipient. He was a loving and caring husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend.

Glen died, at the age of 84, on Sunday, August 30, 2009 , at his home in rural Newton . He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Norma March; and a brother in infancy.

Those left to honor Glen's memory are his wife, Alice of rural Newton ; son Steve Beatty of Newton ; his daughter, Sue ( Sherman ) Swank of Newton ; 6 grandchildren, Chris (Gerry, Jr.) Lourens of Colfax, Iowa, Michael Beatty of Deluth, Minnesota, Kelly Beatty of Mitchellville, Iowa, Peter Swank of Pesco, Washington, Spencer Swank of Newton, and Jonathan Swank of Newton; and his 4 great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Colin, Colton, and Madison.

Funeral Home Obituary
Submitted by David Quillin via Don Lane

Fonda Jeam (Lane) Beck

CAMDEN, Ind. - Fonda J. Beck, 61, 4649 E. State Road 218, died at 2 a.m. Thursday (June 17, 2004) at her home in Camden.

She was born April 27, 1943 in Weber City, Va., to Allen C. and Irene (Bowen) Lane. She was married to Daniel R. Beck on Jan. 25, 1963 in Young America, Ind.

She was a beautician for over 35 years

She was a life member of the American Legion Post #418 Galveston Ladies Aux. She was a past District President and Unit President for the American Legion Aux. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters in Young America, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her father and one sister.

Survivors include her mother, Irene Jennings, Kingsport; husband, Daniel R. Beck, Camden; daughter, Angela Beck, Camden; son, Adam and Amy Beck, Deer Creek, Ind.; grandchildren, Jared Crawford and Jaymi Crawford, both of Deer Creek, Ind., Jacob Beck, Door, Mich., Samantha Beck, Miami, Ind., Jacob Baber and Aaron Baber, both of Deer Creek, Ind., Whittney Beck, Kokomo, Ind., Sylas Beck, Lydia Beck, and Emily Beck, all of Deer Creek, Ind.; sisters, Doris Morphet, Florida, and Shelia Jennings, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Murray-Weaver Funeral Home, 401 S. California St., Galveston, Ind.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Boyd officiating.

Burial will be in Center Cemetery, near Young America, Ind.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ann Beckham

DUNGANNON, Va. - Mary Ann Beckham, 16, entered into rest on Sunday (March 26, 2000) in Dungannon, Va. Mary was born in Perry County, Tenn. on Nov. 19, 1983. She was a member of the Just Say No Club and was in the Honor Society at Gate City High School.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Janet Self and maternal grandfather, Charles Darnell.

Surviving are her parents, Richard and Deborah Beckham, Dungannon, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Rodney Beckham, Germany and wife, Tammy Beckham, of the home; paternal grandfather, Robert L. Beckham, Linden, Tenn.; maternal grandmother, Lucille Cagle, Dungannon, Va.; several cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Linda Perry, Dungannon, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dean Tibbs officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Carter Cemetery, Scott County, Va. Pallbearers will be cousins and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Lou Whitley-Beeman of Gate City passed away at her home.


Lou as she was known by friends and family was born on May 29, 1942 in Kingsport, TN. She was a graduate of Gate City H.S. Class of 1960 and attended E.T.S.U. and U.T.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Brown Whitley and Mary Ellen Harris Whitley.

Survivors include her daughter, Belinda Parker; son-in-law, Brian Parker and five beloved grandchildren, Quintn, Amelia, T., Westley and Eleanor Parker, all of Bailey Colorado; special cousin, Jayne Wolfe of Gate City, VA, whom Lou thought of as a sister; and special friend, Margie Tolly of Gate City, VA

As per Lou's wishes, a memorial services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the Prospect United Methodist Church, (Yuma Community) Gate City, VA.

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

Arnold Lee Begley

Mr. Arnold Lee Begley, 81, Kingsport, TN was welcomed into the arms of our Father in heaven, Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

Arnold Begley was born in Scott County, VA on August 18, 1930, the son of the late Roy Maxwell Begley and Lina Owens Begley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Roy Begley.

Surviving is his wife, Dorothy Brickey Begley, Kingsport, TN; daughters, Pamela R. Jones and husband Jeff, Lexington, SC, Helen Susie Mays, Kingsport, TN; sons Bobby L. Begley and wife Diane, Wise, VA, Donald E. Begley and wife Robin, Knoxville, TN, Terry A. Begley and wife Billie Joe, Ft. Blackmore, VA ; brothers, Ralph E. Begley and wife Lona, Whitesburg, KY, James Begley and wife Diane, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Jackie Begley and wife Shirley Jean, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Jimmy Baker and wife Wilma, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sister Mattie Horton and husband Larry, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Cristy McNutt and husband Rowdy, Matt Laney and wife Beth, Kevin Begley, Jason Begley, Brandy McCullough and husband Donnie, Autumn Mays, Isaiah Mays, Wendy Addington, Carri Addington, Brooklyn Miller, Garrett Begley, Jacob Boyd and Annie Marie Epps, Six great grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Arnold Begley (Papaw) was a loving husband, father and friend. He was a warm generous, giving man who loved his family, loved his dog, baby and loved all living things. He served in the United States Army as Sgt. First Class 1951-1957 in the United States, Japan and Korea. Mr. Begley was a police officer in Chicago, IL in the 1960s and worked for Thomas Construction until he retired.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, December 26, 2011 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 the Rev. L.W. "Red" Salling and Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA, assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Brickey Cemetery in the Wood community of Scott County, VA. Rowdy McNutt, Greg Parker, Tommy Sawyer Jr., Mark Summey, Teddy Parker, Blake Parker and Josh Parker will serve as pallbearers; Claude Summey, Angelo Strazzante and Kyle Horne will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., to go in procession to the graveside service.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

 

Callie (Gillenwater) Begley

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- Callie Gillenwater Begley, 73, died at her home Sunday morning 7:30 o'clock after a lingering illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Copper Creek Baptist Church .

She is survived by her husband, Harman Begley, Fort Blackmore; five daughters, Mrs. M. M. Dickerson, Roanoke, Va., Mrs. David Cook, Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Edgar Alley, Church Hill, Mrs. Ralph Ledford, Morganton, N. C., Mrs. Clark McKinney, Marion, N. C.; three sons, Robie Gillenwater, Fort Blackmore, Glen Gillenwater, Akron, Ohio, Palmer Gillenwater, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. T. R. Lane, Fort Blackmore, Mrs. C. W. Green, Marion, N. C.; one brother, S. F. Gillenwater, Gate City; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant Church .  Rev. James P. Boatright and Rev. Vollie B. Thacker will officiate.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and flowerbears will be granddaughters.

The body will remain at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City until one hour before services.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, January 30, 1962)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Darrell James Begley

Darrell Begley, 49, 1743 Madison Street, Kingsport, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 1995) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsport, lived in Detroit, Michigan for two years, and returned to Kingsport in 1976.

He was an assistant machine operator for Bristol Metals. He was a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter "C". He was a veteran of Viet Nam serving with the 101st Airborne Division.

He attended the Glenwood Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Lottie Moore Begley.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Melton Begley, Kingsport; two daughters, Gina Godsey and Keri Lynn Begley, both of Kingsport; one step-son, Gregory Melton, Kingsport; two grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Hudson, Crofton, Md., Gayla Hatch, Steep Falls, Me., and Donna L. Arnold, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, February 24, 1995

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Gaynell (Perry) Begley

DUFFIELD, Va. — Gaynell Perry Begley, 55, went home to be with the Lord Friday (Dec. 19, 2008).

She was preceded in death by her parents, John William Perry and Etta Jewel Hall Perry; two sisters, Sarah Robertson, Ona Starnes; two brothers, Curtis Perry, Valentine Perry.

Surviving are her husband, Linis Begley of the home; three daughters, Tammy Renea Begley Springen of Kingsport, Samantha Kate Begley of Duffield, Penny Michelle Begley of Duffield; three sisters, Darlene Sue Bowen and husband, Larry of Hiltons, Julia Bernice Mitchell of Nickelsville, Nancy Hass and husband, Clifford of Duffield; two brothers, Gerald Perry of Duffield, Roy Perry of York, Pa.; three grandchildren, Katie Michelle Sullins of Duffield, Clara Renea Sullins of Duffield, Melinda Darlene Sullins of Duffield; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Stoney Creek, Ft. Blackmore with Rev. Larry Browder and Delmo Jessie.

Music by Toke Hensley Singers.

Burial will follow funeral services at Begley Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Darnell, David Mitchell, Jackie Perry, Matt Cruby, Wayne Thacker, Ronnie Starnes, Gilbert Begley, Lester Begley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Begley Jr., David Hall, Dewey Starnes, Larry Bowen, Joe Springen.

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a lady with a heart of gold.

Special thanks to Clinch River Health Services, doctor, nurses and staff of Indian Path Hospital.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia (Williams) Begley

SNEEDVILLE - Georgia Begley entered into rest Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001) at her residence.

Born Oct. 20, 1920 in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of Worley and Mary Head Williams.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Begley was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Begley; a daughter Lula Edens; two sisters, Stella and Eddie Cloud; and one brother, Roy Elmer Williams.

Surviving are two sisters, Virginia Cloud, Indiana, and Mattie Begley, Edison; two grandchildren, Anita D. Stewart Perry, Sneedville, and Paula R. Edens, Edison; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie N. Ramey, Edison, and Jason D. Perry, Sneedville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Harmon C. Begley

Harmon C. Begley, age 90, of Montpelier, Ind., passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1911 in Fort Blackmore , the son of the late Peter and Hannah Jane (Estep) Begley.

He was a Navy Veteran and retired from the City of Montpelier after several years of service.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Montpelier , Ind.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, P. Shirlene Binegar; a sister and three brothers.

His survivors include his wife, Dovie C. Lane Begley, whom he married March 14, 1964; five step daughters, Marie (Dewey) Zent, Warren, Ind., Hazel Cook, Bristol, Tenn., Elsie Alley, Church Hill, Tenn., Inez Ledford, Morganton, N .C. and Larue McKinney, Marion, N .C.; one stepson, Palmer Gillenwater, Baltimore, Mary.; step son-in- law, John Binegar, Penneville, Ind.; nieces, June Brickey, Marie Anderson, Ruth Sarvor, Wanda B. Darnell, Gladys B.Babb, Mattie B. Moore; nephews, Joe W. Begley, E.C. Begley, Jr., Kenneth Begley, Cecil Lane, Cecil (Tiny) Begley, Oscar (Tom) Begley, Jimmy Rhea Begley, Jackie Begley, James Begley, Ralph Begley and Arnold Begley.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Glancy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Taylor and the Rev. Billy Stanton officiating.

Burial followed at Brookside Memorial Park in Montpelier , lnd.

Glancy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Hettie Mildred (Penley) Begley

DUNGANNON, Va. - Hettie Mildred Begley , 64, Route 1, entered into rest Saturday ( Jan. 22, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Kingsport , Tenn. on June 9, 1935 , a daughter of the late Sam and Carrie Peak Penley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Penley [Begley]; daughters, Carrie Peak Penley, Thelma Christine Begley , and Brenda Joann Begley ; sons, Carl Begley , Rickey Lawrence Begley , and Aaron Russell Begley .

Surviving are her daughter, Doris Mae Begley , Gate City; sons, Eckle Matthew Begley and Wade Earful Begley , both of Kingsport; sisters, Thelma White, Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Duncan, Norton, Va. and Genvie Penley, Kingsport; brother, Eckle Penley, Coeburn, Va.; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Green's Chapel Church in the Stoney Creek area, with the Rev. Stanley Tate officiating. Mrs. Begley will lie in state one hour prior to the services. Music will be provided by James and Evelyn Brickey.

Interment will be in Laney Cemetery on High Knob Mountain . Pallbearers will be Rickey Begley , Stanley Begley , James Hall, Timmy Begley , Matt Penley, and Keith Summey.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ida Estol (Hall) Begley

Ida Hall Begley, 94, entered into rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday ( Feb. 16, 2004 ) with her family by her bedside.

Born Sept. 5, 1909 in Scott County , Va. , she had spent most of her life in Kingsport . She was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and talking with friends.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Hall; her husband, William Horton Begley; daughter, Audrey Mae Fletcher; grandson, Chauncy Gale Fletcher; three sisters, Etta Hall, Ora Montgomery and Della Jean Smith; six brothers, Coy Hall, Lincoln Hall, Elmer Hall, Ronald Hall, Clarence Hall and Garnett Hall.

Surviving are three daughters, Faye Calhoun, Joyce Begley, Kingsport, Edna Churchwell, Mount Carmel; four sons and daughters-in-law, G.C. and Shelby Begley, Royce and Euna Mae Begley, Church Hill, Douglas and Elsie Begley, Mount Carmel, Buddy and Grace Begley, Kingsport; two sisters, Madalene Murrell, Kingsport, Gladys Baker, Gate City, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Clay and Erma Hall, Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Pauline Hall, Kingsport, Geneva Hall, Kingsport, Helen Shupe, Kingsport, Hazel Hillman, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brothers-in-law, Hubert Begley, Gray and Jessie Begley, Gray; eight granddaughters, Reda Rowell, Kathy Johnson, Karen Farley, Angela Morris, Felicia Begley, Shara Malone, Sharlene Malone and Velma Still; seven grandsons, Richard Begley, Dewayne Begley, David Begley, Stephen Begley, Brian Malone, Jimmy Lane, Darroll Lane; 20 great-grandchildren; 25 stepgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown. The family will also receive friends anytime at the residence, 1034 Sharondale Ave. , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Junior Parker, the Rev. Mike Stout and the Rev. Roy Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lone Star Trio.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church Hill Memorial Gardens , Church Hill.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Richard, David, Dewayne and Stephen Begley, Jimmy and Darroll Lane , and Brian Malone; nephews, David Hall and Charles Murrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

The family request that memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, c/o Jericho Children's Program, P.O. Box 5548 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Special thanks to Wellmont Home Health and Hospice and Dr. Lesley Jones.

 

Kingsport Times-News
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Ina Jean Begley

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mrs. Ina Jean Begley , 61, passed from this life early Thursday morning ( Nov. 12, 1998 ) at her residence. Born Feb. 17, 1937 in Scott County , Va. , she was the daughter of the late Callis and Lizzie Begley .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Annie O'Quinn.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jane Eischen, Kingsport, and Melissa Begley , Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two sons, Billy Joe Begley, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Ronald (Rooster) Begley , Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Gladys) Babb, Coeburn, Va., and Mrs. Delmar (Wanda) Darnell, Dungannon, Va.; four brothers, Charles (Wig) Laney, Norton, Va., Jimmie Begley , Dallas, N.C., Oscar (Tom) Begley , Weber City, Va., and Cecil (Tiny) Begley , Dungannon, Va.; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Darnell and the Rev. James Mann officiating.

Interment will be in the Begley family cemetery, Ft. Blackmore , Va. Sons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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James G. "Jay" Begley

James G. (Jay) Begley, 71,735 Howard St., died at 6 a.m. Saturday [11/10/1973] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport since 1940. He was employed in the Acetate Yarn Division of Tennessee Eastman Company for 20 years before retiring seven years ago. He was a member of Howard Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lina Dillon Begley, daughters, Mrs. Edd (Ann) Hurst of Kingsport and Mrs. Charles (Muriel) Crofoot, Rodes, Calif.; sons, Keith, Don and H. C. Begley, all of Kingsport, and Ron Begley, Rockville, Md.; sister, Mrs. Sarah Dillon, Kingsport; brothers, Ballard and Luther Begley, both of Kingsport; Henry, Eidson, Tenn., and Gilmer Begley, Clinchport, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for James G. (Jay) Begley will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at Howard Hill Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. R. C. Hammonds and Rev. Carson Barnette officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until one hour before the services, when it will be taken to the church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class at the church. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in charge.

(Son of Houston C. & Eliza (Edens) Begley)

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1973

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Kathern Lucille (Tipton) Begley

Mrs. Kathern Lucille Tipton Begley, 61, Dungannon, VA passed away, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Begley was born in Scott County, VA on February 18, 1950, the daughter of the late Palmer Tipton and Eliza Elizabeth Necessary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Starnes, and an infant brother, Timmy Necessary.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Begley, Dungannon, VA; daughter, Pam Fields and husband, Sam, Duffield, VA; sons, Terry Begley, Duffield, VA and Jerry Begley and wife, Kimberly, Duffield, VA; grandchildren, Paige Fields, Saige Fields, Mallorie, Fields, Cole Begley, Conner Begley, and Brian Austin; sisters, Gladys Begley, Duffield, VA, Gaynell Gillenwater, Weber City, VA, and Peggy Rhoton, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brothers, Bobby Ray Necessary, Weber City, VA and Gary Necessary, Big Stone Gap, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 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 the Rev. Terry Rhoton and the Rev. Jack McCracken officiating. Durham's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Carter Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to convey a special thank you to Bill Begley and Alice Begley for all of their help.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lucille Begley.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Keith Milburn Begley

KINGSPORT - Keith Milburn Begley, 76, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Begley was born on Jan. 6, 1928 in Exeter, Va., to the late James G. (Jay) and Lina Dillon Begley. He lived the majority of his life in Kingsport. Mr. Begley was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Mr. Begley retired from Holston Army Ammunition Plant in 1990. He was a previous member of the Bloomingdale Ruritan, the Kingsport Elks Lodge, the Kingsport Moose Lodge, and the American Legion Hammond Post #3. He loved hunting, boating and skiing. In short, he just loved to play.

In addition to his parents, two sisters, Muriel D. Begley Crofoot and Anna Mae Begley Hurst; and three brothers, H.C. Begley, Ronald Amos Begley and Donald Andy Begley preceded Mr. Begley in death.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ina Pauline (Polly) Begley; two sons, Robert P. Begley and wife Maeva Elliott Begley, and James K. (Jim) Begley and wife Billie Colvin Begley; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Entombment services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. 4. Friends and family should arrive by 10:50 a.m.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #155, c/o Kenneth Breeding Jr., Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, TN 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Begley family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth Lee “Wagner” Begley

Kingsport , TN - Mr. Kenneth Lee “Wagner” Begley, 84, Kingsport , TN passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at Erwin Health Care, Erwin, TN. Mr. Begley was born in Scott County , VA on April 5, 1926 , the son of the late Garland Lane and Maggie Lee Begley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dingus Begley; a daughter, Mary Ann Begley; and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his daughters, Norma Jean Strickler and husband, James, Kingsport, TN and Norma Lee Gillenwater and husband, Gary Lee, Kingsport, TN; eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth and Paula; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. , Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Susan Anderson officiating. A quartet of family members will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Begley Family Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , VA. Family and friends will serve as 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.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Kenneth Lee Begley.

Gate City Funeral Home Obituaries Via Internet Site.
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Lizzie Laura (Laney) Begley

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Lizzie Laura Begley, 80, died Saturday ( Jan. 2, 1993 ) at her residence after an extended Illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Gladys) Babb, Coeburn, Va., Ina Jean Begley, Ft. Blackmore, and Mrs. Delmar (Wanda) Darnell, Dungannon; four sons, Charles (Wig) Laney, Norton, Jimmy Begley, Dallas, N.C., Oscar “Tom” Begley, Blountville, and Cecil (Tiny) Begley, Dungannon; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde Laney, Wise, and Essie (Bob) Laney, Coeburn.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funera1 Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pine-Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Wa1ker Darnell and the Rev. James Mann officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Kingsport Times-News
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Reva Lucille (Bishop) Hicks Begley

KINGSPORT - Reva Lucille Bishop Hicks Begley, 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( May 11, 2007 ) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , ( Rye Cove) and lived in this area all her life. She was a member of Lighthouse Bible Church , Blountville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Enoch and Lelia Lark Bishop; a daughter, Teresa Ann Hicks; former husband, Herman K. Hicks; two sisters, Louise Bishop and Phyllis Allen; one brother, Robert Bishop, and step-grandson, Sam Dykes.

She is survived by her husband, Jessie Begley, of the home; two daughters, Janice Steffey and husband, Earnest, Blountville, and Judy Hensley and husband, Phil, Kingsport; two sons, James Hicks and wife, Jenny, and Larry Hicks and wife, Linda, all of Kingsport; five step-daughters, Mrs. Buddy (Brenda) Smith, Ms. Judy Shuler, Mrs. Willard (Linda) Vaughn, Mrs. Michael (Teresa) Lovelace, and Mrs. Don (Debbie) Goins, all of Kingsport; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; ten great-step-grandchildren; one sister, Nedia McClellan, Kingsport; one brother, Elmer Bishop and wife Betty, Honaker, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Lighthouse Bible Church , Blountville, with Rev. Eddie Smith and Pastor Ernest Steffey officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery , immediately following services on Monday.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Velma (Allen) Begley

KINGSPORT - Velma Allen Begley, 83, Kingsport , graduated to her heavenly home on Saturday ( April 29,2006 ) on her 83rd birthday.

Born in Hawkins County , she had resided in Kingsport since she was five years old. Mrs. Begley was a member of West View Baptist Church , where she taught Sunday School for almost 49 years.

Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gerald R. Begley, former pastor of West view Baptist Church ; her son, Gerald D Begley; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Sue Bays Begley; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Brooks Hain.

Surviving are her son Terry Begley and wife Connie, Kingsport; daughter Cathy Quillen and husband Bonny, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Phil Begley and wife Traci, Jody Begley and wife Susan, Amy Begley Hain and husband Scott, Kent Begley, and Holly Quillen and fiancee Jeremy Underwood; six great-grandchildren, Blake Begley, Beau Begley, Jackson Begley, Sydney Begley, Kate and Sam Hain; brother, Kermit Allen; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at West View Baptist Church , 1037 Fairview Ave. , Kingsport .

Services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Those wishing to attend should plan to meet the family at Oak Hill at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be her son, son-in-law, grandson-in-law, grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to West View Baptist Church , 1037 Fairview Ave. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Asbury Place at Baysmont, to Dreama Skeen, and Nichole Conley for their love and care.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane

Virginia Joann "Jo" (Presley) Begley

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Jo Virginia Presley Begley, 72, Route 1, passed away unexpectedly Friday (April 4, 2003) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on June 13, 1930. Mrs. Begley was a housewife and a member of Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence Dingus Presley; granddaughter, Nicole Leigh Wolfe; sisters, Gladys Peters, Margie Gillenwater, Myrtle Presley and Ruth Quillen; and brother, Clyde Presley.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Joe Begley, of the home; daughters, Judy Wolfe and husband, Johnny, Weber City, Va., Ann Sawyer and husband Norman of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Lyn Darnell and husband Tim, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son, Stevie Begley and wife Anna Lee of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; granddaughters, Christy McNew and husband Danny, Stephanie Tignor and husband Dougie, Jessica Sawyer, Sara Sawyer and Megan Darnell; grandsons, Jason Wolfe and wife Brandy, Jonathan Begley and wife Jamie, Ethan Darnell; great-granddaughters, Kassie McNew, Talia Elliott, Shadie Elliott, Camryn Begley; great-grandsons, Braden McNew and Holden McNew; two step great-granddaughters, Savannah Tignor and Sierra Tignor; sister, Lakie Ross, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richie Neese officiating.

Music will be provided by the James McConnell singers and solo by Richie Neese.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Begley Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Memorials may be made to Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church, c/o Janice Green, P.O. Box 104, Ft. Blackmore, Va. 24250.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emily Ann (Giles) Beisser

BEDFORD , Va. - Emily Giles Beisser, 57, went to be with the Lord on Monday ( April 16, 2001 ) at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital .

It was her 35th wedding anniversary. Emily was taken ill with a brain aneurysm suddenly Sunday ( April 15, 2001 ).

She was the wife of Franz X. Beisser III, and was a member of Mount Olivet Southern Baptist Church.

Emily and Franz founded B&B Printing in Bedford and have been joined in their family business by their sons.

Emily was a devoted child of God, loving wife and mother, and was known to her precious seven grandchildren as "Granny Em".

She was born in the Purchase Ridge community of Duffield , Va. in Scott County on Nov. 26, 1943 , and was the daughter of the late Baker Leonard Giles and Thelma Smith Giles.

Emily loved flowers and working in her garden and was an auxiliary member of The Gideons International.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Franz X. Beisser IV and Kathryn and their children Jacob, Megan and Laura, of Bedford, Alfons J. Beisser and Brenda and their daughters Rachel and Julia, of Thaxton, Christopher M. Beisser and Katrina and their daughters, Chloe and Sarah, of Bedford; three brothers, Darrell Eugene Giles, High Point, N.C., Billy Kay Giles, Gate City, Va., and Danny Gray Giles, Pattonsville; four sisters, Jewel Dean Harrell, Kingsport, Shirley Bell Russell, Moore, S.C., Betty Bea Bostic, Duffield, Va., and Barbara Jo Martin, Terra Alta, W.Va.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory in Bedford , Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael S. Jones officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Either flowers or memorial Bibles in her honor through The Gideons International, P.O. Box 791 , Bedford , Va. 24523 will be gratefully appreciated.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26. Mom believed this, and we will see her again.

Kingsport Times-News
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William Delmar "Buddy" Begley

William Delmar "Buddy" Begley, 70, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at Wexford House in Kingsport.

He was a life long resident of Kingsport, TN. He attended Church Hill High School and was retired from the Kingsport Foundry after over 30 years of service. Buddy was a long time CB Operator using the handle "Black Cat". He was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Horton and Ida Hall Begley; a sister, Audrey Fletcher; step-son Steve Rowland; step great-granddaughter, Adena Christian and step son-in-law, Kyle Christian.

Survivors included his loving wife of 41 years, Anna Grace Hickman Begley of the home; daughter, Georgia Miller & husband, John of Kingsport; two sons, Johnny Rowland & wife, Laverne of Kingsport and Fred Rowland of Piney Flats; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Churchwell of Church Hill, Faye Calhoun and Joyce Begley both of Kingsport; three brothers, G. C. Begley & wife Shelby of Church Hill, Royce Begley & wife Mae and Doug Begley & wife Elsie all of Mt. Carmel; a special niece, Kathy Johnson and special granddaughter, Kay Christian; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with Pastor Robert Fletcher and Danny Elliott, officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville, TN. Pallbearers are Richard Begley, Jimmy Lane, Brian Malone, Bud Vanzant, Royce Begley and G. C. Begley. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Christian, Steve Begley, Doug Begley, Matt Johnson, Derek Sherfey and Mack Begley. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 3:25 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Building Fund, 459 Old Beason Well Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

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

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Worley Emerson "Keg" Begley

DUFFIELD, Va. - Worley Emerson "Keg" Begley, 61, Ridgecrest Colony, died Tuesday (March 17, 1992) at Wexford House in Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, and was a timber cutter with Pete McNew Logging.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.O. and Sally Sluss Begley; one grandson; one sister, Erma Weatherley; two brothers, Conley and Cecil Begley.

Surviving are one daughter, Alfreda Gamble, Kingsport; two sons, Wayne Begley, Nickelsville, Va., and Tony Begley, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Beulah Steele, Indiana, Pearlie Summey, Gray, Arnie Bear, North Carolina, and Leian Shaw, Jonesborough; two brothers, Ralph Begley and Ray Begley, both of Fort Blackmore.

Calling hours are after 3 p.m. Wednesday at Greene's Chapel and anytime at the residence of Ralph Begley.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greene's Chapel.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Carter's Cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
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Worley Fuller Begley

ROGERSVILLE - Worley F. Begley, 65, 1035 Locust St., died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday [11/5/1968] at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by nine daughters, Mrs. Juanita Courtney, Mrs. Billy C. Taylor, Mrs. Lawrence Courtney, Mrs. Lucian Laster, and Miss Diane Begley, Rogersville; Mrs. James H. Cavin, Mrs. Ralph H. Williams, Church Hill, Mrs. Bruce Trent, Pressman’s Home, Mrs. Clint Walker, Brandon; one son, Harold E. Begley, Morristown; one sister, Mrs. Sara Dillon, Kingsport; five brothers, Henrey Begley, Eidson, Luther, James and Ballard Begley, Kingsport, Gilmer Begley, Clinchport; 32 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Nash-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

(Funeral services at Big Springs Baptist Church. Burial in the family cemetery at Clinchport, Va.)

KINGSPORT TIMES, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Conley L. Bell

Times-News Virginia Bureau

Pattonsville, Va.—Funeral services for Conley L. Bell, 80, who died

at a Marion hospital with a heart condition at 1:35 p. m. Thursday,

will be held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at Mountain View Methodist Church. The Rev. N. P. King of Gate City and the Rev. Rand Mendenhall will officiate. Burial will be in a nearby cemetery.

Mr. Bell, a native of Pattonsville, was the son of the late Dr. A. R. T. Bell. His mother was the former Miss Judy DeRossett of Kentucky.

He was a member of the Mountain View Methodist Church.

Survivors Include one sister, Mrs. Alice Dykes of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News; Feb. 3, 1947

Floyd Daniel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. - Floyd Daniel Bell, 58, 205 W. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, Fla., died Saturday (April 11, 1992) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Born in Gate City, Va., he moved to Lakeland, Fla., from Gate City in 1954. He was a retired .technician for General Telephone Company after 33 years.

Mr. Bell was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Gapway Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Martha Geraldine Bell in 1985.

Surviving are a son, Daniel A. Bell, Lakeland, Fla.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Judge C. Bell, Kingsport and J. David Bell, Hernando, Fla.; six sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Ruth, Kingston, Tenn., Mrs. Betty M. Hudson, Bristol, Va., Mrs. Thelma A. Ducharme, Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Dorothy L. Gillenwater, Church Hill, Mrs. Nina R. Davis and Mrs. Linda Jane Walker, both of Lakeland, Fla.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gentry Morrison Southside Chapel with the Rev. James Lockridge officiating.

Burial will be in Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

Kingsport Times-News
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Jean (Conkin) Bell

KINGSPORT — Jean Bell, 74, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (June 22, 2008) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was a former resident of Hollywood, Fla., but had made her home in Kingsport for the past seven years. Jean attended Pleasant View Baptist Church, was a loyal Atlanta Braves fan, and was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James D. Bell; her parents, Roberta and Houston Conkin; one son, Mike Bell; one sister, Gladys Grissom; and her stepfather, Roy Harless.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Pica and husband, Carl of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Richard Bell and wife, Becky of Hobe Sound, Fla., Tony Bell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mark Bell of Newnan, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Page of Kingsport, Linda Johnston and husband, John of Hendersonville, N.C.; one brother, Kenny Conkin of Kingsport; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon today at the funeral home with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

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Judge Carson Bell

KINGSPORT - Judge Carson Bell, 76, of the Bloomingdale community, went to be with the Lord Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) after an extended illness.

He was born April 18, 1925 in Appalachia, Va., a son of the late James Presley and Rosa Dishner Bell.

Judge retired in 1987 from Arcata Graphics after 27 years of service.

Judge was a decorated veteran of World War II. He served in North Africa, the invasion of Anzio, Italy, and France. His medals included: the Bronze Star, Expert Rifleman, Victory Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign, Good Conduct, Combat Infantryman, Honorable Service. He served in the war from July, 1943 to 1945.

Judge was a member of the Gate City Blue Devils football team in 1942 and 1943, after which he continued to be an avid fan. He was a retired master carpenter, a trade he learned from his father. He was a lifelong fisherman and loved nothing better than wetting a line in the river and teaching his fishing secrets to his sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Judge was a great husband, son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Bell and Floyd Bell; one sister, Joan Bell Bradley.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Phyllis Jacquelyn Bowen Bell; daughters, Peggy Meeks, Ft. Smith, Ark., and Sherry Boling, Weber City, Va.; sons, Phillip Bell, Kingsport, and Chuck Bell, Kingsport; grandchildren, Robert E. Boling, John D. Moody, Melissa Meeks, Jason Bell, Kristin Meeks, Jessie Bell; great-grandchildren, Dillon Boling, Jordan Moody, Madisson Moody, Kacie Boling, Tatum Holt; sisters, Mary Ruth, Kingston, Tenn., Betty Hudson, Bristol, Va., Thelma Ducharm, Florida, Dorothy Gillenwater, Church Hill, Jane Williams, Lakeland, Fla., Nina Davis, Lakeland, Fla.; brother, David Bell, Hernando, Fla.; mother-in-law, Virginia Gaye Bowen, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of the daughter, Sherry Boling, 137 Wilmeth St., Weber City, Va., or at the residence, 3340 Adaline St., Kingsport.

Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Howard officiating.

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Mrs. Millard D. Bell (Laura Belle Legg Bell) 1883-1968.

 

Mrs. Millard D. Bell, 85, of Ruckersville, died Friday, August 2, 1968, in a Charlottesville nursing home

Born in Lee County on March 3, 1883, She was the daughter of the late John Morgan and Mary Martin Legg and a member of the Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, Millard D. Bell; she is survived by two sons; Carl Bell of Ruckersville and Clarence Bell of Williamsburg; a brother John Legg of Duffield; three sisters; Mrs. Emily Bowen and Mrs. Bessie Jones of Duffield, and Mrs. Mazie Giles of Coeburn.

A graveside funeral service was held Sunday, August 4, at two o'clock in the afternoon, with burial at Holly Memorial Gardens near Charlottesville.

Clergymen who conducted last rites were the Rev. Peter S. Burkett and the Rev. Alfred Green. Pall bearers were Robert Cornell, Eddie and Gene Bell, Robert Bell, Charles Saunders, and Gene P. Bodner.

(Her parents John Morgan and Mary Martin Legg were buried near Pattonsville, Scott County, Virginia.)

Published: Greene County Record, August 15, 1968.  

Millard D. Bell. (1891-1968)

Millard Dudley Bell, 77, of Ruckersville died Sunday, August 11, 1968 in a Charlottesville hospital.

Born on January 6, 1891 in Scott County, he was the son of the late Archibald R. T. and Mary Alice Harris Bell. He was the husband of Mrs. Laura Lee Bell who proceeded him in death last week.

Mr. Bell was retired state highway employee, and a member of the Baptist Church of Scott County.

He is survived by two sons: Carl Bell of Ruckersville and Clarence Bell of Williamsburg; five brothers; Duke and Rufus Bell of Ashburn, Paul Bell of Leesburg, Tyler Bell of Sterling, and James Bell of Lakeland, Fla; three sisters: Mrs. Anna Cornell of Manassas, Mrs. Clara Kitts of Woodbridge, and Mrs. Rebecca Saunders of Ashburn; two grandsons.

A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday morning, August 13, 11:30 A.M. in Holly Memorial Gardens near Charlottesville. The Rev. Peter S. Burkett of Madison and the Rev. Alfred Greene of Quinque conducted last rites.

Pall bearers were Larry E. Moore, Monty Avallon, Gene Bell, Jimmie B. Saunders, Eddie Bell, and Robert L. Cornell.

(He was raised in the Pattonsville, VA community.)

Published: Greene County Record, August 15, 1968.

Phyllis Jacquelyn (Bowen) Bell

KINGSPORT - Phyllis J. Bell, 71, 3340 Adeline St., went to be with the Angels on Friday (April 11, 2003) after a lingering illness.

She was retired as a seamstress after many years of sewing beautiful garments for many people.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Judge Carson Bell; father, Charles Reece Bowen; brothers, Robert Bowen, William Bowen; and sister, Peggy Bowen.

Surviving are her mother, Virginia Gaye Bowen, Kingsport; daughters, Peggy K. Meeks of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Sherry Boling, Weber City, Va.; sons, Phillip A. Bell and Charles (Chuck) Bell of Kingsport; grandsons, Robert Boling, John and Donna Moody, Jason Bell, Jessie Bell, Melissa Meeks, Kristin Meeks; great-grandchildren, Dillon Boling, Jordan Moody, Madisson Moody, Kacie Boling, Tatum Holt; sisters, Sally Bowen, Linda Milton and husband Bill; brothers, James Bowen and wife Nettie, Gerald Bowen and wife Sibyl, and Paul Bowen and wife, Glenna.

The Bell family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

A memorial service will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home of a daughter, Sherry, 137 Wilmoth St., Weber City, Va.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Wellmont Hospice House, attn.: Angie Browning, 280 Steele Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

An online guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bell family.

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Beulah Ruth (Shipley) Bellamy

Beulah Ruth Shipley Bellamy, 90, of Church Hill passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.

She was born in Hawkins County and resided in Scott and Hawkins Counties her entire life. Beulah was a homemaker and an active member of Cameron Methodist Church, Way Cross, VA, until the last few years due to declining health. She has since lived at The Village at Allandale in Kingsport.

Ms. Beulah loved reading, especially her Bible and devotions, play scrabble and gardening. She loved cookouts and family meals and to have her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around her. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Summers Bellamy Sr.; parents, Samuel and Faynette Monroe Shipley; sisters, Mary B. Blevins and Selma Shoemaker; Granddaughter, Vicky Tittsworth; father-in-law, Samuel Bellamy; and sister-in-law, Relia B. Dean.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharron Tittsworth and husband, Vance of Church Hill, Pamela Carpenter and husband, Clyde III of Knoxville; sons, Hugh S. Bellamy Jr. and wife, Barbara of Gate City, Anthony (Tony) Bellamy and wife, Susie of Church Hill; Granddaughter, Sherry Price and husband Bob; grandsons, Will Bellamy and wife, Vandi, Jason Bellamy and wife, Angie, Sam Bellamy, Clyde Carpenter IV, and Matthew Carpenter; two step-grandsons, Robert and Allen Carpenter; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isaac, and Hannah Price, Kihley, Jackson, Ann-Clark Bellamy; three step-great-grandchildren; sister, Aldameda S. Landiss of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastors David Neel and Jon Rogers officiating.

Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday at 11 a.m., with family and friends gathering at the graveside at 10:45 a.m. Pallbearers will be Randall Davidson, Danny Davidson, Mark Litle, John Grubb, Ernest Miller, Mike Grim and Bruce Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Cameron Methodist Church Sunday School Class.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the residents and employees of Virginia's Garden at The Village at Allandale for helping make Mom's last years happy ones.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron Methodist Church, c/o Betty Davidson, 279 Possum Creek Rd., Gate City, VA 24251, or to the charity of one's choice.

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

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Blanche S. (Wininger) Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Blanche (Wininger) Bellamy, 93, of the Chalybeate Springs community, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon (March 7, 2006) at the Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va., after a long illness.

She was born July 11, 1912, a daughter of the late Walter P. and Ida B. Hensley Wininger of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester A. Bellamy (1958): brother, Tom Wininger; sisters, Emily Ratliff and Claudia Ramey.

Survivors include her son, Edsel W. Bellamy and wife Mildred; grandchildren, Janet Reedy and husband Allan, Terry Arwood and husband Gary; great-grandchildren, Michelle Reedy, Leslie Tate and husbands Aaron, Abram Arwood and Austin Arwood; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Bishop; brother, Clarence D. Wininger Sr. and wife Ella; sister, Janie Fields; several nieces and nephews and others also survive.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charlie Eberhart and Rev. Greg Fletcher.

Music will be provided by Barry and Mary Lane and Fern Bellamy.

Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Arwood, Allan Reedy, Skip Wininger, David Wininger, Eddie Wininger, Abram Arwood and Austin Arwood.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church, improvement fund, c/o Terry Wininger, Rt. 3, Box 473-A, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

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Charles Steele Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Charles Steele Bellamy , 73, Route 3, passed away ( Jan. 8, 2000 ) at his residence after a long illness.

Born February 4, 1926 , he was a lifelong resident of Scott County . He served his country during World War II as an Anti-Tank Gunner in the 63rd. Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations. He retired from Scott County Welfare Department in 1978 after 20 years of service. He was a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Lee and Martha Kate Snapp Bellamy ; brother, Donnie Lee Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Sandidge Bellamy , Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Garry D. and Carol Bellamy , Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Ryl and (Judy) Bellamy , Church Hill; grandchildren, Benjy and Robin Bellamy , Gate City, Danny and Cindy Bellamy , Knoxville, Tenn., Martha and Gary Willis, Grand Forks, N.D., Clint and Leslie Bellamy , Church Hill, Joy Bellamy , Church Hill; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Rebecckah Willis, Grand Forks, N.D.; sisters, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Houseright, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Wininger, Mrs. Tyler (Dorothy) Davidson, all of Gate City; brothers, Edley Hugh Bellamy , Gate City, Grady Alton Bellamy , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. W. R. Grimm, the Rev. Bruce Hullette and Minister Benjy Bellamy officiating. Music will be by the Salley Family.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery . Military graveside rites by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport .

Pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons.

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Rev. Claude Vance Bellamy

Rev. Claude V. Bellamy, 79, retired Methodist minister, died in Johnson City Memorial Hospital at 2:40 p.m. Friday [ 12/31/1966 ] after a linger illness.

A native of Hawkins County , Mr. Bellamy had served pastorates in the Virginia Methodist Conference during his active ministry and moved back to this section on retirement.  He lived at 224 Proffitt Acres Lane and before his illness taught a men's Bible class at Broad Street Methodist Church .

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Osta Bellamy; sister, Mrs. Mallie Jones of Cowans Branch, and brother, Henry Bellamy of Kingsport .

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Broad Street Methodist Church .  Rev. Dr. Frank Porter will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. Harold Harris and Rev. John Ripley.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

(Kingsport News, Saturday, January 1, 1966)

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Coy H. Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Coy H. Bellamy, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 23, 2006) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Bellamytown) and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. Coy was a loving husband. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. As a local businessman, he was involved in several different businesses and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Bellamy and Laura Williams Bellamy; three brothers, Claude, Lloyd and Vernoy Bellamy; and three sisters, Pearl Lane, Georgia Gilliam and Myrtle Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Gillenwater Bellamy, of the home; his daughter, Glenna Corn and husband Richard of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Andrea Wilson, Derek Carter and Ryan Carter; and three great-grandchildren, Mabree Wilson, Christian Carter and Colten Wilson; four sisters-in-law, Annis Yoakley, Cora Gilbert, Juanita Biorck and Linda Williams; three brothers-in-law, Charles Gillenwater, Don Gillenwater and Ron Gillenwater; a host of other family members; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy. 23 N., Weber City, Va., or friends may call anytime at the residence, 1305 W. Sullivan St.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Johnny Pendleton and Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Derek Carter, Ryan Carter, Steven Biorck, Eric Biorck, Don Gillenwater and Ron Gillenwater.

Honorary pallbearers are Howard Sutton, Ralph Watterson, Jim Fanney, Clayton McKenny, and Carl Rogers.

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

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Della Faye (Harless) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Della Faye Harless Bellamy, 70, died at her residence Wednesday morning ( Jan. 31, 2001 ).

She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County , ( Kingsport ).

She retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center as a nurse. She attended Victory Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Walker; her parents, Phillip H. Harless and Virginia Barton Harless; three brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ramona K. Dean and husband, Darness, Kingsport; one grandson, Dusty R. Dean, Kingsport; three granddaughters, Jennifer and Angel Walker, Detroit, Mich., and Tasha Bellamy of Georgia; one son, John Douglas Bellamy, Jr., Kingsport; two sisters, Berthie Payne and Odean McConnell, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Harry H. Harless and Eugene Harless, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Morelock officiating.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon Friday at East Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Donnie Lee Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. - Donnie Lee Bellamy, 65, Route 3, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family Tuesday ( Feb. 23, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born and lived most of his life in Scott County, Va. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company's S&M Division in the early 1980s for health reasons. He was a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church where he was a former Sunday school superintendent, teacher and member of various committees. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Korea as a communications specialist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Lee and Martha Kate Snapp Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Ruby Faye Bellamy, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Faye and Rodney Rowlett II, Kingsport; two grandsons, Bart and Luke Rowlett, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Houseright, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Wininger and Mrs. Tyler (Dorothy) Davidson Jr., all of Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Edley H. Bellamy and Charles S. Bellamy, both of Gate City, Va., and Grady A. Bellamy, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and close dear friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. W.R. Grimm and the Rev. Grover Starnes officiating. A eulogy will be read by Ethel Taylor. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be Joe Smith, Ivan Taylor, Jimmy Haynes, Tommy Fields, David Wininger, Eddie Wininger, Daryle Houseright and Frank Bellamy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Tate, Dean Snapp, Clarence Wininger, J.C. McGee, Mike Bellamy, Tommy Bellamy, Robbie Starnes and David "Spanky" Wood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Edsel Bellamy, Route 3, Box 61 , Gate City , VA 24251 or to the charity of one's choice.

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Edley Hugh Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. — Edley Hugh Bellamy, 86, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday ( July 15, 2008 ) while working in his yard.

God saw that he was very tired and that he needed rest, so he sent the angels for him as he needed the very best. When the angels got him home, they went through the pearly gates. All the angels stood and started singing, and Edley took his place as God said, “Welcome home my good and faithful servant.”

Edley was born in Scott County on Oct. 23, 1921 and worked at Tennessee Eastman for 43 years in the A.Y. and Spinning Department as foreman.

He was a member of Gate City I.O.O.F. Lodge #170. Edley was a Christian from an early age and was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church and Griggs Bible Class. Daddy loved gardening and taking his little dog for rides and walks.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elma Palmer Bellamy; his parents, Martha Kate Snapp Bellamy and Claude Lee Bellamy; brothers, Charles S. Bellamy and Donnie Lee Bellamy.

Surviving are his daughter, Nancy B. Bacon, Duffield, Va.; granddaughter and grandson, Tarita and Bucky Carter of Kingsport; his “bestest buddy, Doodle”; three sisters, Edna Houseright, Hazel Wininger and Dorothy Davidson, all of Gate City; brother, Grady A. Bellamy, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

Music will be provided by Gate City United Methodist Church Choir. Services by Gate City I.O.O.F. Lodge #170 will be at 12:45 prior to the funeral service.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery .

Serving as pallbearers will be Dana Housewright, Daryl Housewright, Dwight Housewright, Gary Bellamy, Michael Bellamy, David Wininger, Eddie Wininger, and Jerry Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Griggs Bible Class and Mack McGhee.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edna Lee (Davidson) Bellamy

CHURCH HILL - Edna Lee Davidson Bellamy, 86, of 339 Burlington Drive, passed away Sunday (Oct. 21, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Bellamy was born in Dickenson County, Va., but had resided in Kingsport. She was a housewife and member of Cameron United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Bellamy (1986); and her parents, Roy L. and Margaret Ethel Bellamy Davidson.

Surviving are her daughters, Margaret Killen, Rossville, Ga., and Betty Eachen, Church Hill; son, William Lee Bellamy, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Tony Killen, Steve Killen, Pam Killen, Sue O'Shields, all of Georgia, and LeeAnn Eachen Broome, Church Hill; eight great-grandchildren; brother, James Robert "Bob" Davidson, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Calvin Tabor and the Rev. Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City.

Pallbearers will be Danny Davidson, Randall Davidson, Heath Davidson, Michael Broome, Tony Killen and Steve Killen.

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Elma E. (Palmer) Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. - Elma E. Palmer Bellamy, 78, flew out of our lives into the waiting arms of God Thursday ( Nov. 7, 2002 ) at 3:35 p.m. with her family by her side.

She was born in Wise County , Va. on Dec. 19, 1923 and was the daughter of the late A.J. and Lula Orender Palmer. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

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

Surviving are her loving husband of 60 years, Edley H. Bellamy, of the home; daughter, Nancy B. Bacon, Gate City , Va. ; granddaughter and grandson, Tarita and Bucky Carter of Kingsport; brother, Hubert Palmer, Homasassa , Fla. ; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny R. Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by Hale's Chapel Choir.

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

Pallbearers will be Dana Houseright, Daryle Houseright, Micheal Bellamy, Gary Bellamy, Jerry Taylor and David Wininger.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics Virginia, 3212 Skipwith Road, Suite 100 , Richmond , Va. 23294 .

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Edna Pearl (Bays) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Edna Bays Bellamy , 80, entered into rest Saturday morning (Dec. 4, 1999) at the Brookside Health Center in Kingsport.

Mrs. Bellamy was born December 17, 1918 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Flanders Martin Bays Sr. and Etta Kate Barker Bays. Mrs. Bellamy was a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church in Morrison City, Tenn., where she served in many capacities within the church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women Organization and the Bell Ridge Ruritan Club.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two daughters, Wanda Rose Bellamy and Glenda Ruth Bellamy ; four brothers, Howard, Norville, Oliver and Mervin Bays.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence M. Bellamy , Kingsport; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Barker and Mrs. Joanne Starnes, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Ota Faust, Gate City, Mrs. Janelle Jayne, Hiltons, Va., and Mrs. Nora Lee Hayter, Ft. Myers, Fla.; five brothers, F.M. Bays Jr. and Donald Bays, both of Hiltons, Va., Vernon Bays, Kingsport, Harold Bays, Blountville, and Colly Bays, Noblesville, Ind. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roby Estridge and the Rev. Keith Bates officiating. Music will be provided by the Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Hiltons, Va. at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside services. Chuck Smith, Garland Fields, Pat Henry, Ralph Mercer, Talmer Bates and Tom Page will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Frazier, Treasurer, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Eliza (Johnson) Bellamy

CHURCH HILL - Eliza J. Bellamy, 73, of 6708 W. Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Friday (Jan. 19, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. after a period of declining health.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Charlie W. and Hester Hensley Johnson.

She was a homemaker and member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Morrison City.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Johnson, Ray Johnson; two sisters, Dora Campbell and Lena Snodgrass; and a grandson, Jessee Hensley III.

Surviving are her husband of over 51 years, George M. Bellamy; a daughter, Becky B. Bellamy; a son, Joey C. Bellamy, Jefferson City; five sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) Click, Kingsport, Mrs. Herbert (Wilma) Ramsey, Greeneville, Mrs. Edgar (Eleanor) Mellons, Surgoinsville, Mrs. Jack (Freda) Shuler, Kingsport, Louise Kennedy, Gray; three grandchildren, Nathan Hensley, Jacob Bellamy, Jessica Bellamy; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Basil Freeman, Dr. Tony Gonzalez, and the Rev. Jack Shuler officiating.

Interment will follow in East Lawn Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be James Click, E.C. Campbell Jr., Larry Johnson, Gary Johnson, Doug Cloud and Val Monroe.

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Everette P. Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. — Everette P. Bellamy, 70, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Nov. 9, 2008) at Holston Manor Nursing Home, Kingsport.
He was born in Scott County (Gate City) and lived in Kingsport since 2000. He was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1956-1959. He was retired from Eastman Chemical Corp. with over 30 years of service. Everette was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Carrie Steffey Bellamy; and a brother, Ralph Bellamy.
Survivors include his son, Pridemore Bellamy and wife, Tonya of Gate City; step-daughter, Kathy Sawyer and husband, Tim of Church Hill; two grandchildren, Devin Bellamy and Austin Gibson; the mother of his children, Janice Jennings of Gate City; two half-sisters, Brenda Marshall and husband, Tom of Church Hill, Barbara France and husband, Victor of New Smyrna, Fla.; half-brother, Fred Bellamy and wife, Sherry of Gate City; along with several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Hwy 23N, Weber City, Va.
Funeral service will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Larry Tolley, officiating.
Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.
Military graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. conducted by VFW Post #3382 and the Virginia National Guard.
Pallbearers will be Meryl Thacker, Dwayne Canter, Austin Gibson, Joey Canter, Ott Sawyer and Cole Compton. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9 a.m.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Bellamy family.

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George M. Bellamy

KINGSPORT - George M. Bellamy, 76, passed away Monday (April 18, 2006) surrounded by his family.

Mr. Bellamy was born in Church Hill on Feb. 6, 1930 and was the son of the late Walter Samuel and Kate Huddle Bellamy. He lived and attended church in West Carter's Valley his entire life and helped build Greenvale Baptist Church.

Mr. Bellamy retired from Mead Paper after 31 years of service.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bellamy was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Eliza J. Bellamy; son-in-law, Larry Hensley; infant grandson, Jesse Hensley III; brothers, Ray and Thomas Bellamy; and sisters, Edith Click and baby Dora Ruth Bellamy.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Hensley and partner Don Jackson, of Kingsport; son, Joey C. Bellamy and wife Nancy, of Mahomet, Ill.; grandchildren, Nathan Hensley of Kingsport, Jacob and Jessica Bellamy, of Mahomet, Ill., Jordon Swadley of Savannah, Ga., and Morgan Swadley, of Memphis, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Telucia Hensley and sister, Maxine Powers, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Rosser and his support staff at Pulmonary Associates, the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center, and Willie Duffy for their love, support and care.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Elder Willie Duffy officiating.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. to travel in a procession.

Mr. Bellamy's family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Bellamy family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys Estelle (Bray) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Gladys Bray Bellamy, 90, West Carters Valley, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Bellamy; parents, Monroe and Eva Bray; one daughter, Velma JoAnne Bellamy; one brother, Burnis Bray; and four sisters, Ethel Bray Seals, Shirley Bray Woody, Lillian Bray Stallard and Willa Bray Bradshaw.

Surviving are two sons, Cecil Richard Bellamy and wife Jean of Kingsport and Donald Bellamy of Kingsport; one sister, Cornelia Bray Hobbs of Weber City, Va.; one brother, Hardin Bray of Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Diane Wallen, Tracy Hankins, Steven Bellamy, Gregory Bellamy, Raymond Bellamy, Kevin Bellamy, Leah Forelich, Theresa Bellamy; 12 great-grandchildren, Heather Bellamy, Danielle Bellamy, Amy Bellamy, Fallon Bellamy, Jaycee Bellamy, Lauren Bellamy, Gavin Bellamy, Daniel Wallen, Amber Hankins, Ashley Hankins, Cora Bellamy and Michael Bellamy.

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

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

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harry Wolfe Bellamy

Harry W. Bellamy, 77, of 826 Myrtle St, Apt. 5, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday [ Nov 11, 1979 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Gate City , Va. , he had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 26 years and was a member of Temple Baptist Church .

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sally L. Bellamy, Kingsport; three daugh­ters, Mrs. Henry L. (He­len) Crank, El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Marzena Kirkfield, Sheffield, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Kate Clark, Morganton, N.C.; two sons, George E. Bellamy, Kingsport, and John H. Bellamy, LaMarque, Texas; 14 grandchil­dren and two great­-grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Monday, November 12, 1979
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ila Grace (Hodges) Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. — Ila Grace (Hodges) Bellamy, 96, of the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord Monday, ( May 21, 2007 ) after an illness while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .
She was born
Sunday, Jan. 29, 1911 , in Sullivan County a daughter of the late Robert G. and Fannie Coffman Hodges. She was a homemaker and a member of Prospect United Methodist Church where she was involved in the United Methodist Woman and also sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the Yuma Senior Citizens Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Bellamy; six sisters, Georgia Hodges, Ruth Hodges, Cleo Lane, Fannie Ben Sandidge, Martha Kate Winegar and Leona Davis; two brothers, Edward Hodges and Clarence Hodges; and a great-granddaughter, Ila Shea Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Haynes and husband Bill, and Martha June McGee and husband, Wayne all of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Rusty Haynes, Ron Haynes and wife Carol, Scott McGee, Jennifer Smith and husband Chris, Amber Smith and husband, Jason; five great-grandchildren, Meghan McGee, McKensie McGee, Kalie Smith, Kevin Haynes and Eric Haynes; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from
5 to 7 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church , Yuma Road , Gate City , Va. and other times at her home place, the residence of Amber and Jason Smith in Yuma .
The funeral will follow in the sanctuary at
7 p.m. with Rev. Allen Karnes, Rev. Grady C. Winegar and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.
The burial will be at
1 p.m. Thursday in the Holston View Cemetery with Rusty Haynes, Ron Haynes, Scott McGee, Chris Smith, Jason Smith and Bryston Winegar serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Alley, Manuel Davis, Pat Wade, Earl Culbertson and Larry McGee. It is requested that family and friends wishing to go to the cemetery meet at
Scott County Funeral Home by 12:20 Thursday to go in procession.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the
Prospect United Methodist Church building and cemetery fund, c/o Doyle Alley, Rt. 7 Box 1304 , Gate City, Va. 24251.
Carter-Trent/Scott
County funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ida Bell (Sampson) Bellamy

Mrs. Ida Bell Sampson Bellamy. 88, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday [ May 9, 1964 ] at her home at 1029 E. Sullivan St .

She was born in Scott County . Va. , but had lived in Sullivan County since 1935. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsport .

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rosie Rich and Mrs. Gelie Bellamy, Kingsport, Mrs. Dessie Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; five sons, Charlie Bellamy, Gate City, Howard T. and W. Henry Bellamy, Church Hill, John E. Bellamy. High Point, N. C., Loran E. Bellamy, Blountville; one brother, Charlie Sampson, Ala.; one sister, Kingsport ; 42 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Rev. William Purdue officiating. Burial was to be in Oak Hill Cemetery

(Kingsport Times, Monday, May 11, 1964)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac Clinton Bellamy Jr.

CHURCH HILL - Isaac C. Bellamy Jr., 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior late Sunday evening ( May 13, 2001 ) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of the Frisco Yard community, Mr. Bellamy retired from the Mead Corp. with over 38 years of service. He was a charter member of Calvary Lighthouse Baptist Church where he served as deacon of the church.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, who will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac (Clint) Bellamy Sr., and Lillie Wooten Bellamy.

Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 51 years, Carolyn McConnell Bellamy, of the home; three daughters, Betsy Smith and her husband, Rodney, Drema Hunter and her husband, Doug, and Amy Thacker and her husband, Doug, all of Church Hill; two sons, Ryland C. Bellamy and his wife, Judy, and Dennis G. Bellamy and his wife, Jessie, both of Church Hill; nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; four sisters, Jewel Mitchell, Shelby, N.C., Geri Litle and Vivian Wolfe, both of Kingsport and Alma Strong, Church Hill; one brother, Ronnie Bellamy, Kingsport; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lighthouse Baptist Church in Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 154 Vicars Chapel Road , Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Randall Stapleton and the Rev. Lonnie Wooten officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Church Hill Memory Gardens .

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lighthouse Baptist Church youth group fund or fellowship hall fund, 655 Big Oak Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bellamy, Scott Bellamy, Johnathan Hunter, Clint Bellamy, Samuel Walker, Sammy Snapp, Benjy Bellamy and Allen Cox.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Thacker, Earl Hensley, Hubert Orton, Alvis Adkins and Clarence (Kooch) Lawson.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Spears Bellamy

SURGOINSVILLE - Jessie Spears Bellamy, 91, entered his eternal rest Thursday (March 16, 2006) at Indian Path Hospital, following an extended illness.

He was a member of the Surgoinsville First United Methodist Church and was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corp. after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal W. and Cora L. Grim Bellamy; daughter-in-law, Nina Bellamy; grandson, Jonathan Bellamy; four sisters, Mary Louvena Harrell, Mollie Ethel Barton, Pearly May Looney and Viola Ellen Farmer; and six brothers, Edwin Gaines Bellamy, Kyle Clinton Bellamy, Frank James Bellamy, Ralph Wesley Bellamy and Robert Paul Bellamy.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Ruby Cox Bellamy; one daughter, Faye Bailey and husband, Wayne of Rogersville; six sons, Bill Bellamy and wife, Wynell of Huntington Beach, Calif., John Bellamy and wife, Shelba Jean, Raymond Bellamy and wife, Barbara, Donald Bellamy and wife, Bernice, Keith Bellamy, all of Rogersville and Dennis Bellamy and wife, Judy of Surgoinsville; nine grandchildren, Pandora Lawson, Kenny Bailey, Shane Bailey, John Bellamy, Jr., Greg Bellamy, Sharon Hale, Karen Bellamy, Jeffrey Bellamy and Mitch Bellamy; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Surgoinsville First United Methodist Church.

Services will follow in the church with Rev. Scott Layer and his grandson, Kenny Bailey, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Surgoinsville Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call anytime at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Wayne Bailey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Box 134, Surgoinsville, TN 37873.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kate (Huddle) Bellamy

Mrs. Kate Bellamy, 79, Route 3, Church Hill, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday [ Dec 29, 1973 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , and had lived in Hawkins County most of her life.  She was a member of the Greenvale Baptist Church .  Her husband Walter died three years ago.

Survivors include daughters Mrs. Drexel (Edith) Click, Church Hill, and Mrs. Jim (Maxine) Powers, Kingsport ; sons Thomas, Ray and George, all of Church Hill; and eight grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport Times News of Sunday, December 30, 1973
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Kathy "Kat" (Williams) Bellamy

Kat "Big’n" Bellamy, 50, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Tuesday March 23, 2010.

She worked as a CNA at several area nursing homes as well as in home care. Kat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything else in the world. She enjoyed spending her time doing things for everybody else. She always put everyone before herself, with patience and generosity that was never ending. Her wisdom and humor enriched all those around her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia Williams; maternal grandmother, Thelma Taylor; paternal grandparents, Jack and Juanita Williams; niece, Victoria McGuire; and sister-in-law, Wonda Williams.

Surviving are her husband, John Bellamy; son, Jack Williams and fiancée, Heather Dye, three daughters, Jillary Williams and fiancé, Carlos Martin, Danielle Williams-Higgins, and Amanda Bellamy; all of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Jack Williams, Jr, Abigail Williams, Justus Higgins, Bryce Higgins, Aleiya Williams and Carlos Trustin Martin; four sisters, Shamrock McClellan, Penny Smallwood and husband, Anderson, both of Kingsport, Renea Russell, Pontotoc, Mississippi, Bobbie Parsons and husband, Curtis, Greeneville; one brother, Charles Edward Williams, II, Kingsport; Special Aunt, Vicky Slemp; several nieces and nephews; and a companion, James McConnell.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Davis officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Williams, II, Carlos Martin, Weaver Williams, Brent Crawford, Jack Williams, Markus Monboe, Curtis Parsons and Terry McClellan.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth Blake Bellamy

(Kenneth Blake Bellamy is part of Yuma families – Bellamy, Wininger, Grim, Wolfe)

CHURCH HILL - Kenneth Blake Bellamy, 72, answered the Lord's call and entered heaven on Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2002).

Born in Hawkins County, he was the son of Eugene Blake Bellamy of Surgoinsville and the late Margaret Simmons Bellamy.

After graduating from Surgoinsville High School, he obtained a B.S. degree from Lincoln Memorial University, served two years in the U.S. Navy, and attended a school of law in Nashville. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in 1961. In 1993 he retired after 37 years with State Farm Insurance Company.

He was a wonderful Christian influence, an active member of Crossroads United Methodist Church, a loving husband and a patient father.

In addition to his father, survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lois Gillenwater Bellamy; two daughters, Sherry Curtis and her husband Allen of Kingsport, Vicki Taliaferro and her husband Michael of Jonesborough; two sisters, Joyce Bailey and Rose Mary Smith, both of Church Hill; three brothers, Leo Bellamy and Tommy Bellamy, both of Surgoinsville, and Francis Bellamy of Lexington, N.C.; several special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thanks to all the Wellmont Hospice workers who were so kind and caring through his illness.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill, or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted by Pastor Mark Fleenor at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Mark Fleenor at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church Cemetery in Surgoinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads United Methodist Church building fund, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lakie Margaret (Hammonds) Williams Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Lakie Bellamy, 75, entered into rest Saturday morning (Aug. 12, 2000) at her residence.

Born May 7, 1925 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Worley and Mary Lane Hammonds.

Mrs. Bellamy was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and was a life long resident Scott County.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, R.S. (Syl) Bellamy; a daughter, Nina Lee Fields; two sisters, Irene Gillenwater and Ruby Hammonds; two brothers, Kenny and William Hammonds.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and Mike Brickey, Tammy and Joey Alley; one son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Joyce Williams, all of Gate City; two stepsons and their wives, Joe and Jackie Bellamy, Wayne (Babe) and Phyllis Bellamy, Gate City; grandchildren, Kitty and Ray Mann, Kevin and Beth Williams; step grandchildren, Lisa and Mike Cassell, April Bellamy and Jo Anna Bellamy; great-grandchildren, Caleb Mann, Grant Williams; two step great-grandchildren, Josh and Michael Jason Cassell; two special children, Joey and Jesse Broadwater; two sisters and brother-in-law, Hemple Duncan and Blanche (Granny) and Cecil Estep; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Loraine Hammonds and Virgil and Alma Hammonds.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and Elder Scott Tipton officiating.

Music will be provided by Amy and Kala Tipton and Patsy Hensley, Cora Brickey and Laura Luttrell.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ervin Cemetery on Copper Ridge, in the Manville community of Scott County, Va.

J.B. Broadwater, Paul Fields, Jake Gilliam, Babe Bellamy, Joe Bellamy and Kevin Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Peanut Lane and Cecil Estep will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lawrence Milburn Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Lawrence Milburn Bellamy, 90, passed away Sunday (Nov. 20, 2005) at Wexford House.

He was a Bell Ridge Road resident for several years before going to Asbury Place at Kingsport and then to Wexford House.

He was born in Gate City, Va. on Nov. 19, 1915 and was the son of the late James A. Bellamy and Lillie Bell Williams Bellamy. Lawrence lived most of his life in Kingsport.

In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Edna Bays Bellamy in 1999; daughter, Glenda Bellamy in 1994; sisters, Kathleen Herron, Beatrice Bellamy, Hallie Bellamy, Rhoda Jones and Leota Lane.

Lawrence lived to have his 90th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.

He was very active and faithful in his churches of which he was a member, first Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Hiltons, Va., and then moving his membership to Morrison's Chapel United Methodist Church, Kingsport.

He served both churches in many capacities, as Superintendent of Sunday School, Bible Teacher, Music Director, Holston Conference Lay Leader and delegate to the Holston Conference. Lawrence was a member of the Emmaus Walk Community.

He was a volunteer with the North Kingsport Volunteer Fire Department and the East Carter's Valley Ruritan Club.

Lawrence worked at Firestone Stores in Kingsport retiring after 30 years of service in 1977. He received many awards for his service to and for others; Ruritan Man of the Year, 1984 and Outstanding Service Award, 1989. He and his wife, Edna, were awarded for devoted service to Christianity from the Kingsport District United Methodist Adults.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II with distinguished honors for bravery and the capturing of Hitler's bodyguard. He was a member of the American Legion Post #3 and a member of the Kingsport Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving is one sister, Ruby Marie Bowen, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Homer Roller and the Rev. Keith Bates officiating.

Music will be provided by the Morrison's Chapel Choir under the direction of Linda Childress.

The VFW Post #3382 Charles DeWitt Byrd Post will conduct military graveside rites following the service at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

Garland Fields, Toliver Bates, Lloyd Moore, Chuck Smith, Tom Page, Dallas Salyers, Tommy Salyers, Gene Smith, Don Strong and Rufus Jones will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, c/o Denise Harris, 204 Echo Drive, Gate City, Va. 24251 or to Morrison's Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lena Kate (Bledsoe) Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. -- Lena (Kate) Bledsoe Bellamy, 80, Route 3, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Sept. 26, 1998) at her son's residence. A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Bellamy was a retired school teacher for the Scott County School System and a homemaker. She was a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bellamy Sr.; a son, William Edwin Bellamy; her parents, William Morton and Mary Susan Robinette Bledsoe.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Bellamy and Courtney Marsh, Rogersville; son and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Wanda Bellamy Jr. and Jean Bellamy, all of Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Marsh, Jeremy Bellamy, Robert L. Bellamy III, Andy Bellamy, Sarah Bellamy, Alicia Bellamy, Elizabeth Smith and Jenny Smith; three great-grandchildren, James Courtney Smith, Amanda Kate Smith and Thomas Guinn Marsh; three brothers, Carson Bledsoe, Redondo Beach, Calif., Edgar Bledsoe and Kenneth Bledsoe, both of Dayton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be officiated by the Rev. Grover Starnes. Pallbearers will be Jeremy, Andy and Robbie Bellamy, Jeff Marsh, David Bledsoe, Aaron Bledsoe and Jason Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward and Steve Gilliam, Jack and Doug Bellamy, Dewey Reynolds, Joe Smith, Tommy Fields, Mike Bowen and Tom Haynes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Jean Bellamy, Route 3, Box 464, Gate City, VA 24251.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillie Bell (Williams) Bellamy

Lillie Bell Williams Bellamy, 86, died at the home of her son, Lawrence Bellamy of 510 Bell Ridge Road, at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Bellamy Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Clarence Herron, Mrs. Charlie Lane, Mrs. Emmitt Bellamy and Mrs. Lloyd Jones of Gate City; and Mrs. Sam Bowen and Mrs. John Smith of Kingsport; one son Lawrence M. of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Tom Rankin of Gate City; one brother, Lloyd Williams of Gate City; 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Morrison City Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Milburn Morelock and Rev. Frank Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Bellamy Cemetery.

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services when it will be taken to the church.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, June 9, 1966)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Kathleen (Gillenwater) Bellamy

(Kenneth Blake Bellamy is part of Yuma families – Bellamy, Wininger, Grim, Wolfe)

Lois Kathleen Gillenwater Bellamy, 82 of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

Born in Limestone, TN, Mrs. Bellamy had lived in several places but had lived in Hawkins County for most of her life. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and was a loving wife, mother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Bellamy; her parents, Lloyd and Eva Gillenwater; brothers, Earnest Gillenwater and Jay Gillenwater.

Mrs. Bellamy is survived by her daughters, Sherry Curtis of Church Hill and Vicki Taliaferro and husband Michael of Jonesborough, TN; 2 brothers, Earl Gillenwater and wife Kaye of Church Hill; Mack Gillenwater and wife Mattie of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rose and Gene Smith of Church Hill.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 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 Rev. Jerry Jones officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Surgoinsville First United Methodist Church Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Gillenwater, Michael Taliaferro, Gene Smith, Danny Smith, Crandal Curtis and Tommy Bellamy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituarties at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille (Freeman) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Lucille Freeman Bellamy went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( May 4, 2004 ) at Brookhaven Nursing Home where she had resided for the past several years.

Mrs. Bellamy was born in Speer's Ferry, Va., but spent most of her adult life in Kingsport .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kemp Bellamy; her two sons, Jimmy and Johnny Bellamy; her parents, Jeff and Laura Freeman; two brothers, Kyle and Charles Freeman; her sisters, Mable Duncan, Bonnie Bray and Edna Marie Duncan.

Survivors include her son, Billy Bellamy; her grandson, Jimmy Wayne Bellamy and wife Elizabeth; her great-grandson, Jason Bellamy; and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Doug Harris officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rogers Cemetery in Yuma , Va. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lyle Edgar Bellamy Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Lyle Edgar Bellamy Jr., 78, entered into rest Thursday (Aug. 29, 2002) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Lyle Edgar Bellamy Sr. and Mae Lane Bellamy. Born in Scott County, Va., on October 28, 1923, he retired from Eastman Kodak in 1984 after 43 years of service in the Acid Division.

He was a member of the 557 AAA BN and the 84th Railsplitter Division of the U.S. Army serving in Europe in World War II.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bellamy was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Bellamy in 1983; great-grandson, Sterling Norton in 1992; a sister, Hazel Tutterrow; and a brother, Elmer Bellamy.

Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Bellamy Norton, Gate City, Va.; sister, Shirley Haynes, Coral Gables, Fla.; grandchild, Heather Norton, Kingsport; and a great-grandchild, Hunter Norton; a special close friend, Ron Adams; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Claude Lane, honorary minister, officiating.

Music will be provided by Jamie Broadwater.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to pay special thanks to the loving nurses at five East Bristol Regional Medical Center for taking special care of Mr. Bellamy in his final days.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mack Coy Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Mack Coy Bellamy, 72, passed away Tuesday (April 4, 2006) at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County and had resided there all of his life. He was a member of the House of Refugee Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie P. and Alice Ervin Bellamy; sisters, Faye Templeton and Trula Williams; brothers, Robert (Syl) Bellamy and Herman H. Bellamy.

He is survived by his wife, Lynnie (Boy) Bellamy, of the home; two daughters, Lori Tipton and husband Tim, Gate City, Va., Andrea Tipton and husband, Ricky, Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, Brandi Wood and husband Charles, Weber City, Va.; grandson, Jordan Tipton, Gate City, Va.; great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Tipton, Weber City, Va.; three sisters, Hazel Hobbs and Froudia Phipps, both of Kingsport, Hemple Kinkead, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. today with Pastor Jerry Smith, Rev. Aaron Edens and Brother Johnny Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by Edens Trio.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Joe Bellamy, Wayne Bellamy, Bruce Hobbs, Randall Hobbs, Merlin Phipps, Dennis Bellamy, Chris Williams and Phil Templeton.

The family would like to thank Wellmont Hospice, with a special thank you to Sam, for the care and support that they provided for Mack and his family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Marie Bellamy

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

KINGSPORT - Martha Marie Bellamy, 79, of 1625 F. Street, passed away Sunday morning (July 14, 2002) at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a home maker.

Survivors include three daughters, Doris Thompson, Fay Marshall and Sharon Bellamy, all of Kingsport; five sons, Ronald Ray Bellamy, Steve Bellamy, David Bellamy, Ricky Bellamy and Billy Joe Bellamy, all of Kingsport; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Hood, Bob Hood and Ed Hood, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie "Buddy" Wooten Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers will be relatives and friends.

Submitted by Don Lane

Mattie Honnan (Starnes) Bellamy

GATE CITY — Mattie H. Bellamy, 81, formerly of Gate City, departed this life Saturday afternoon (Nov. 6, 1999) at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Duffield.

She was a native of Scott County, a homemaker and a member of Starnes Bluff Evangelical Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker Starnes and Ellen Hill Starnes; infant daughter, Peggy Lynn Bellamy; infant son, Walker Patton Bellamy; sisters, Lottie, Beulah and Joyce Starnes; infant brother, Johnny Starnes.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Joe Bellamy and wife Jackie, Jerry Wayne (Babe) Bellamy and wife, Phillis, all of Gate City; granddaughters, Mrs. Mike (Lisa) Castle, April and Joanna Bellamy, all of Gate City; great-grandsons, Jason and Joshua Castle; step-mother, Nannie Starnes, Fort Blackmore, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Cogle (Ora) Peters, Mrs. Joe (Agnes) Kilgore, Mrs. Grace Fergerson, Mrs. Rose Fritz, all of Kingsport, Mrs. James (Judy) Stallard, Fort Blackmore, Va.; brothers, Roy O. Starnes, Kingsport, Bobby Starnes, Mount Carmel, Bill Starnes, Gray, Charles Starnes, Fort Blackmore, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the sons.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Geneva (Dotson) Bellamy

CHURCH HILL — Mary Geneva Dotson Bellamy, born Oct. 5, 1923, passed away at her home on Feb. 12, 2009 after a lengthy illness.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. Earl F. and Rose Horne Dotson of the Caney Ridge community in Dickenson County, Va.

Mrs. Bellamy was an executive secretary and retired from Grosset and Dunlap in Kingsport. She owned Bellamy Apartments and Mobile Home Estates in West Carters Valley. Mrs. Bellamy was a life-long member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church and an active member of its Ladies’ Prayer Group.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray P. Bellamy; infant son, Samuel Earl; brothers, Eugene and Emory Dotson; and a sister, Frances Bates.

Survivors include a son, Mark Steven Bellamy and daughter-in-law, Lydia Sutherland of Church Hill; grandchildren Ross and Taylor Sutherland; and brother, Henry F. Dotson of Mansfield, Ohio.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Highway 11W, Church Hill.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large and the Rev. Jim Fields officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Johnny Arnold, Gary Johnson, Roy Spears, Val Monroe, Doug Ferguson and Mark Ferguson.

In lieu of flowers and food, the family encourages memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following for their loving care and supportive service during their mother’s illness: private caregiver Rachel Britt and the excellent staff of Amedisys Hospice of Kingsport – Christy Bledsoe, Yvonne Jarrett and Annette Deal.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Mildred (Tickle) Bellamy

MOUNT CARMEL — Mary Mildred Tickle Bellamy, 92, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2008 at Holston Manor.

Mrs. Bellamy was a member of Cloud’s Bend Methodist Church. She loved crafts, painting, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Bellamy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Anne C. Tickle; one son, Kenneth Hurd; one granddaughter, Karen L. Hurd; three sisters, Pauline Howard, Lola Mae Brown and Katherine Churchwell; and one brother, Elmer (Bud) Tickle.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Walter Bellamy; a daughter-in-law Norma J. Hurd; two sisters-in-law, Daphne Linville and Geraldine Gray; two grandchildren, Jay Miller and wife, Debbie and Kevin Hurd and wife, Cissi; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Chris Miller and Charlsie and Chase Hurd; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Charles Kilbourne and Pastor Leslie Mullins officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Garden of Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Chris Miller, Donnie Bellamy, Alan Berry, Jay Miller, Wally Gray and Chase Hurd will serve as active pallbearers. Harry Sykes will serve as a honorary pallbearer.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Bellamy to Cloud’s Bend Methodist Church at 940 Bradbury Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mary Mildred (Tickle) Bellamy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maxie Beatrice (Bellamy) Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Maxie Beatrice Bellamy, 97, entered into rest Sunday (March 25, 2001) at the Wexford House in Kingsport.

Born in Scott County, Va. on May 15, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Lilly Williams Bellamy.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Bellamy; one son, Ralph Harrison Bellamy; four sisters, Rhoda Jones, Leota Lane, Etta Smith and Hallie Bellamy.

Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Rosie Calhoun, Ruth and Walter Rhoton, Willie and John Kilgore, Betty and Eugene Pendleton, and Phyllis and Fred Williams, all of Gate City, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Lane Bellamy, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Kathleen Herron, Gate City, Va., and Marie Bowen, Kingsport; one brother, Lawrence Bellamy, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City United Methodist Church, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Claude Lane, the Rev. John Hackney and the Rev. Clyde Hester officiating.

Music will be provided by Rick Begley and John Kilgore Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Cemetery, Manville Road.

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

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Robert Devault, Keener Depew, Dr. Joel Gonce and Fred Stump will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Pauline (Pierson) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Mildred Pauline Bellamy, 81, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (March 26, 2002) unexpectedly.

Mrs. Bellamy was born in Scott County, Va., and had been a resident of Church Hill most of her life.

Mrs. Bellamy was of the Baptist faith. She was a most loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard T. Bellamy; brothers, sisters and parents.

Surviving are her daughters, Gerlyn Elsea and husband, Denver, Church Hill, Nedra Allen and husband, Vernon, Church Hill; a son, Duane Bellamy and wife, Vicie, Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Britney Bellamy, Felicia Bellamy, Heather Pierce, Gerry Elsea, David Allen, Pamela Allen and Michael Allen; five great-grandchildren, Heath Allen, Sidney Allen, Garrett Allen, Rachel Allen, Matthew Allen; sister, Virginia Peters, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the grave.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Rowena Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Mildred Rowena Bellamy, 82, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday (June 12, 2005) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor after a period of declining health.

Miss Bellamy was born in Scott County, Va., on March 16, 1923 to the late William H. and Eliza Spivey Bellamy. She was a resident of Kingsport since 1936 and had been a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church since 1944.

Mildred attended Hiwasee College and graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1959. She was employed for 29 years by the Board of Missions of the Holston Methodist Conference of Churches. Her first appointment was the Big Stone Gap District. Her second appointment was in Sevier County in the Maryville District. Her third appointment was in Grayson County in the Wytheville District. In 1969, she received the Town and County Award from the Holston Methodist Conference. She was honored by receiving many other certificates during her career. She retired in March of 1988.

In addition to her parents, She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Carl and Herbert Bellamy; and four sisters, Lakie Peters, Minnie Pendleton, Fannie Davidson and Dorothy Ketron.

Surviving are one brother, Walter G. Bellamy of Mount Carmel; and four sisters, Zella Manier of Johnson City, Daphne Linville of Erwin, Geraldine Gray of Kingsport, and Vilas Sykes and husband Harry of Gray; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Sharon Starnes, who was her caregiver.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Music will be provided by two grandnieces, Amy Starnes and Jennifer Cassidy.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. James Henry officiating.

Those who wish to attend the graveside service should arrive at the Morrison Chapel Cemetery no later than 10:45 a.m.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Miss Bellamy to Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss Bellamy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nola Fern (Clark) Bellamy

Fern Bellamy, (Nola Fern Clark), 80, of Kingsport died March 27, 2010 after courageously endeavoring to live life to the fullest!

Born in Port Clinton, Ohio, Fern was the daughter of Marion Sydney Clark and Ottie Myrtle Love Clark.

Fern was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and had been actively involved in the Silver Sounds Choir and the Crusaders Sunday school class. Her children were her life and she participated in all of their activities. Until her health began to fail her, she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Optimisses Club of Kingsport.

She was a loving wife and mother and will be remembered by family and many friends for her quick wit and sense of humor.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 52 years, Ralph Edward (Eddie) Bellamy and a son, Randy Clark Bellamy.

She is survived by her daughter, Retta Overturf; son-in-law Brad, granddaughters, Carrie Overturf Meillet and husband, Vincent of Brooklyn, NY; Katherine (Katie) Overturf Willi and husband Ryan of Cincinnati, OH; sister Phyllis Clark Dean of Mount Carmel, TN.; sister-in-law Lillian B. Solt of Kingsport and 3 nieces and 2 nephews.

The family is especially grateful for the loving care provided by the entire staff of The Oaks Assisted Living - her home for the last 3 years - and by Amedysis Hospice during the last 7 months of her life; and Dr. Melania Bochis and her staff at ETSU Physicians.

Visitation will be in the chapel of Hamlet Dobson Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 30 from 2-4 p.m. and a celebration of Fern's life will be held immediately following by the Rev. Jack Weikel. Burial will follow at Surgoinsville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul M. Bellamy

Paul M. Bellamy, age 74, of Bristol, TN went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 10, 1936 , a son of the late W.H. Bellamy and Mary Robinette Bellamy. He had lived in the Bristol area for the past fifty-two years and had previously worked for Pet Dairy, Bristol Steel, and was retired from Consolidated Freight. He was a member of the Teamsters Union . Paul was a member of New Grace Baptist Church . In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Bellamy, and by sisters Parthenia Clay, Estelle Cook, and Kive Salyers.

Survivors:

Wife: Nancy Franklin Bellamy

Son: Jeff Bellamy and wife Beverly

Daughter: Diane Ketron and husband Anthony

Grandchildren: Chris Bellamy, Grace Ketron, Emily Ketron

Sister: Irene Collins

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, VA on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Ray Hartsock, Bill Turner, Sandy Dade, Jim Smith, Lawrence ”Shot” Harr, and Dale Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be David Tester, Nelson “Pete” Bellamy, John Simerly, Bruce Patterson, Tom Davis, Hugh Slemp, and Clay Arnold. The family would like to say a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice for their care.

Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Weaver Funeral Home obituaries at www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Submitted by Don Lane

Ray Paul Bellamy

Ray Paul Bellamy, 69, Route 3, West Carters Valley Road, Church Hill, died at 5 p.m. Thursday (April 23, 1992) at his residence.

Born in Hawkins County, he was a member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church.

He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, was a Shriner, a member of Sullivan County Scottish Rite and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Bellamy was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company for 40 years in the research department and was owner of Bellamy Apartments and Bellamy Mobile Home Estates.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter S. and Kate Huddle Bellamy; a sister, Edith Bellamy Click and an infant son, Samuel Earl Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Dotson Bellamy, of the home; one son, Mark Steven Bellamy, West Carters Valley; one sister, Mrs. James O. (Maxine) Powers, Kingsport; two brothers, W. Thomas Bellamy, Kingsport and George M. Bellamy, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home and anytime at the home, Route 3, West Carter's Valley Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church with Dr. James Fields officiating.

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

Men of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Walter S. Bellamy

Walter S. Bellamy, 78, of Route 3, Church Hill ( West Carters Valley ) was pronounced dead at Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday [ Sept 7, 1969 ] at 11:30 a.m.   He had suffered an apparent heart attack while attending church at Greenvale Baptist Church .  Born in Scott County he had made his home in the West Carters Valley area all of his adult life, and was a well known farmer.  Bellamy was employed by the Kingsport Power Co. for 15 years, retiring in 1953.

Survived by his wife, Mrs. Kate Huddle Bellamy of the home; one  daughter, Mrs. Edith Click of Church Hill; one foster daughter, Mrs. Maxine Powers of Kingsport; three sons, Thomas and Ray, both of Kingsport, and George of Church Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Sandidge and Mrs. Bessie Sandidge, both of Gate City, Route 3; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Greenvale Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Campbell, Rev. W. L. Kell and Rev. Tony Gonzalez officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .  The family will receive friends at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Monday Evening from 7 to 9 p.m. where the body will remain until the hour of service.

Hamlett-Dobson is in charge.

Kingsport Times of Monday, September 8, 1969
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walter Thomas Bellamy

KINGSPORT - W. Thomas Bellamy, 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (May 25, 2003) at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Church Hill but had resided in the Kingsport area most of his life. Mr. Bellamy was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1979 after 38 years of service from the Tenite Division, was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW including the Color Guard, and a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Kate Bellamy; a sister, Edith Bellamy Click; a brother, Ray Bellamy; and an infant sister, Dora Ruth Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife, Inez Ashworth Bellamy, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, W. Tony and Angie Bellamy, Kingsport; three grandsons, Caleb Bellamy, Colton Bellamy, Austin Bellamy; one sister, Maxine Powers, Kingsport; one brother, George Bellamy, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Jeffrey D. Alford and the Rev. Gene Hughes officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Larry Redman, Tommy Ashworth, Bob Kelley, Ronnie Starnes, Chad Kelley, Nathan Hensley, Sam Powers and James Leach.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Color Guard of Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Robinson Baptist Church, 2012 Fort Robinson Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Thomas Bellamy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vernoy Chester Bellamy

Vernoy Chester Bellamy, 43, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5:45 a.m. Monday [ 2/28/1956 ].

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mabel Gilliam Bellamy; one daughter, Mrs. Talmage Moffitt of Kingsport ; one son, Danny Carroll Bellamy of Kingsport ; mother, Mrs. Laura Williams Bellamy; three sisters, Mrs. George Jennings of Kingsport , Mrs. Amos Lane and Mrs. Otis Peters of Gate City ; three brothers, Claude and Lloyd Bellamy of Bristol , and Coy Bellamy of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Trent officiating.  Burial is to be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will be removed to the residence at 4 p.m. Tuesday and will be taken to the church one hour preceding services.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 28, 1956)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Earl N. Benfield

(wife b. Scott Co.)

Earl N. Benfield , passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday (Feb. 5, 1998) after a long illness.

Born June 5, 1909 in Norton, Va., he moved to Kingsport at an early age. He attended Dobyns-Bennett High School which is now Renaissance Center. He was a retired guard at American St. Gobain (AFG). He was an evangelist Baptist minister for many years and a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Benfield and his late wife, Maude Steffey Estep Benfield operated Benfield Grocery from the early 30s until 1958.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Nealy Orton Benfield ; three brothers, Noah, Robert of Highland Park and Pvt. Charles R. Benfield , who was killed in World War II; two grandsons, Stephen Danny Crowe, eight-years-old and Melvin Earl Crowe, 32-years-old; two sons-in-law, Charles Melvin Crowe and Donald Hale.

Surviving are two daughters, Nealy Agnes Hale, Kingsport and Reva Crowe Hutson and son-in-law, Floyd Hutson, Mount Carmel; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Donna Hale Salyers and Pat A. Salyers, Kingsport; two stepdaughters, Gladys Estep Carter and Clara Estep Bowlin, both of Kingsport; two step grandsons, Gladwynn Gene Bowlin and wife, Susan Jones Bowlin, Atlanta, Ga., Edgar Walace Bowlin Jr. and wife, April, Kingsport; a great-grandson and wife, Eric Melvin and Barbara Frazier Crowe, Kingsport; two great-great-grandchildren, Alex and Austin Crowe, Kingsport; step great-granddaughter and husband, Portia Bowlin Seay and Dwight Seay Sr., Kingsport; five step great-grandchildren, Ben Bowlin, Atlanta, Ga., Luke and Edgar Bowlin and Jonathan and Steve Seay, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Georgia Strickler, Knoxville, Rosa Lane, Gray and Mildred Mathews, Blountville; three nieces and two nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten and Pastor Gene Hammonds officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church Hill Rescue Squad.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Edward Benson, Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - William Edward Benson, Sr., 71, of the Manville Road, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday (June 21, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 20, 1935 in Warren, Mich., and had made Gate City, Va., his home for the past 10 years. He had been involved in several different trades during his life all working with his hands and was a very strong individual.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Benson, of the home; daughter, Karen Ann Dunn and husband Terry L. Dunn, Sr. of Lincoln Park, Ill.; sons, Steven E. Benson and wife Diana of Wyandotte, Mich., William E. Benson, Jr. of Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren, Christina Milwee of East Bernstadt, Ky., Terry L. Dunn, Jr. of Lincoln Park, Mich., Charles M. Dunn of Lincoln Park, Mich.; sisters, Delila Quillen and husband Hobart of Gate City, Va.; brother, Lyle Benson and wife Margaret of Hartville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Services will be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include William Benson, Jr., Steven Edward Benson and Terry Louis Dunn.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Sherri Rai (Hall) Bentley

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Mrs. Sherri Rai Bentley, age 41, of Chatsworth, Ga., departed this life Thursday morning (May 28, 2009) at her residence.

Sherri was born Aug. 10, 1967 in Wise County, Va. She was preceded in death by her father, James Lee Hall.

Sherri is survived by her husband, Ned Bentley of Chatsworth, Ga.; mother, Hazel Stanley Hall of Wise County, Va.; son, Joseph Jedidiah Bentley of Fort Stewart, Ga.; daughter, Ashley Nicole Bentley of Chatsworth, Ga.; grandson, Connor Kellen Lee Bentley of Fort Stewart, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-law, Sabrina Hall, Rena and Paul Stacy; special family member, Roy Bonney all of Wise County, Va.; second son, Shaun Sitton of Chatsworth, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Sherri Rai Bentley will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Cochran officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A memorial service will also be held Tuesday (June 2, 2009) at 7 p.m. at All Faith Chapel University of Virginia in Wise, Va.

Arrangements will be by locally owned and operated Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton. 706-226-4002.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Clara Nash Benton

Gate City— Spl— Mrs. Clara Nash Benton, widow of the late Robert H. Benton, died at her home in the Red Hill community near Gate City at 4:45 p. m. Monday.

Her parents were the late William H. and Emma Allen Nash, pioneer family of Scott County. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Her survivors include two sisters; Mrs. C. F. Quillen and Mrs. Daniel France of Gate City, six brothers; Mack Nash of Kingsport, Victor Nash of Fort Blackmore, Arthur and Gus Nash of Gate City, Willard and Ray Nash of Indianapolis and Kyle Nash of Chicago.

Funeral services are expected to be held Wednesday in her home with Rev. R. W. Dillon and Rev. Herman Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Benton Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; May 20, 1947

Dylan Reece Benton

HILTONS, Va. — Dylan Reece Benton, 49, of Hiltons, Va., passed away Friday (June 12, 2009) following an apparent boating accident.

Mr. Benton was a native of Church Hill and had lived in Hilton, Va. since 1991. He was employed by Long’s Drilling Company as a heavy equipment operator. He was a 1978 graduate of Church Hill High School and was a member of the McPheeters Bend Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Sid and Violet Hensley and Barlow and Lillian Benton.

Survivors include his fiancee, Linda Hurd of Kingsport, parents, Hale and Margie Benton of Church Hill; sisters, Renita Mabe and husband, Gary of Church Hill, Jerree Fields of Kingsport, Camilla Davis and husband, Joel of Church Hill; nieces, Ashley Dillon Mabe of Johnson City, Brittany Dillender and husband, Sam of California; nephew, Briar Davis of Church Hill; and great nephew, Ayden Dillender of California; special friends, Travis Jackson, Chuck Morgan, Brian Neeley and Mike Crawford. He was also referred to as "Papaw Dylan" by several close family and friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence. The family will also receive friends at the home of his parents, Hale and Margie Benton, 1614 Goshen Valley Rd., Church Hill and also at the residence of his sister, Camilla and Joel Davis, 216 Fox Meadows Dr., Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the McPheeters Bend Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chuck Morgan, Brian Neeley, Tab Begley, Rocky Mullins, Jeff Smith and Travis Jackson.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Freda Leigh Benton

GATE CITY - Freda Leigh Benton, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Benton of Route 2, Gate City, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday [1/10/1968] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Other survivors include her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cascal Benton of Route 2, Gate City; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Cartron of Route 1, Church Hill; her maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Benton of Gate City and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cartron of Gate City; and her paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Calhoun of Route l, Newland, N. C.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Scott County Funeral Home.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, January 11, 1968)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Karletta Leigh Benton

(Granddaughter of Maxie Bise)

KINGSPORT — Karletta Leigh Benton, 40, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday (Aug. 30, 2008) at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport, on Jan. 25, 1968 and for the past 25 years, she has been disabled from an automobile accident. She was an honor roll student and a graduate of Central High School and was a member of the Parkway Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents, Willie L. Benton, Jr. and Charlotte I. Bise Benton; sisters, Melita Benton Lee and husband, Steven, Nicoletta Benton-Cooper and husband, Waylon; grandmother, Maxie Bise; niece, Alexandria Ayala; three nephews, Zachary Lee, Derek Lee, Nathanial Cooper; special aunts and uncles, Fred and Deliah Dishner, Keith and Colleen Grimm of Gate City, Va., Virginia Johnson of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Dale and Linda Benton of Blountville; special friends, Theresa (Sam) Gura and Matthew and many loving friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Montgomery officiating.

The committal will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel.

A special thanks to Dr. Macrodus of Chicago, Ill., Dr. Martinez of Louisville, Ky. and Dr. Odum of Bristol, Tenn.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louise (Wright) Benton

BLOUNTVILLE — Louise Benton, 83, of Greystone Health Care, went to be with Lord on Saturday (Jan. 17, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born March 26, 1925, in Scott County, Va., but had resided in Blountville since 1957. She was the daughter of the late W.H. and Jenny Wright. She was of the Baptist faith and had been ministered by Beulah Baptist Church in Kingsport. She was a lifelong homemaker, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Benton, in 2000.
She is survived by four sons, Linville Benton and wife, Peggy, Blountville, Jimmie Benton and wife, Bandi, Abilene, Tex., Bill Benton and wife, Patsy, Blountville and Ronnie Benton, Piney Flats; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Benton and wife, Carolyn, Blountville, Billy Benton and wife, Natalie, Blountville, Jesse Benton, Blountville and Britni Mains and husband, J. J, Bristol; five great-grandchildren, Savannah, Christopher, Hunter, Jackson and Nicholas; three sisters, Gerri Benton, Madisonville, Tenn., Joyce Frazier and husband, Don, Bristol, Va. and Marie Parsons, Kingsport; three brothers, W. H. Wright Jr. and wife, Imogene, Gate City, Va., Lester Wright and wife, Nancy, Bristol, Wayne Wright, Kingsport; special cousin, Hurley Carter and wife, Virginia, Kingsport; special niece, Wanda Jean Head and husband, David, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today prior to the service in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Al South and Rev. Eddie Zimmerman officiating.
The graveside service and interment will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va.
Active pallbearers will be Jeffrey Benton, Billy Benton, Jesse Benton, Christopher Benton, Hunter Benton, J. J. Mains and Scott Frazier.
Honorary pallbearers are Allan Benton, Mickey Blevins, Glenn Vance, J.D. Lay, Gerald Malone, Lynn Gardner and David Head.
East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the Benton family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mahala Ellen (McClellan) Benton

GATE CITY, Va., May 7 -- Mrs Mahala E. Benton, 74, wife of William Benton and one of Scott County's most active church workers, died suddenly at her home in the Red Hill section near here early tonight [5/7/1938].

Her death was attributed to paralysis.

She was a daughter of George and Rebecca Quillin McClellan and widely connected with leading Scott County families.

Funeral services will be held Monday at the Red Hill Southern Methodist Church of which she was a member with the pastor Rev. J. E. Graham in charge.  Burial will be held in the family cemetery.

Surviving are her husband William Benton; three daughters, Mrs. James Crook, Gate City, Mrs. George Falin, Garrett, Kentucky, and Mrs. John Williams, Gate City; three sons, Carter Benton, McRoberts, Ky; Will Rhea Benton and James B. Benton, both of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. John Johnson, Gate City; four brothers, David, S. T., and G. B. McClellan all of Gate City and Sam McClellan of Surgoinsville.

(Kingsport Times, Sunday, May 8, 1938)

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Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Raymond C. “Jake” Benton

Raymond C. (Jake) Benton, 49, formerly of Gate City, died in Melbourne, Fla. at 1:30 p.m. Sunday [2/28/1971] after a brief illness. He was born in Scott County, and was formerly affiliated with Jake's Cab Company in Gate City. He served in World War II.

He is survived by sons, Raymond Allan (Butch) and Thomas Roy (Tommy) both of Melbourne; sisters, Mrs. Nannie McClellan, Mrs. Mary Lane, Mrs. Nell Phillippi, all of Gate City; and brother, Kelly Benton, Gate City.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Holston View Cemetery.)

KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, March 2, 1971

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Henderson Benton

(From Times' State News Service)

Gate City, Va. -- Funeral for R. H. Benton Sr., 71, farmer and livestock grower, and a member of the Methodist church of the Red Hill community, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Red Hill church with burial in the nearby family cemetery.  Nephews and nieces will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.  The Rev. Enos Wagner, pastor, will officiate.

Mr. Benton was a native of this county and a life long resident.  He served for four terms as Justice of the Peace in Estilville Magisterial district, and was active in community and church affairs.

His father was the late Robert Carter Benton and his mother before her marriage was Mary Pierson.  Both families were early settlers in this county.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Nash Benton; four brothers, Thomas Z. Benton, J. W. Benton, Henry B. Benton, and George Benton, all of Gate City.

Kingsport Times, Sunday, November 16, 1941

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Tillie Katherine (Beer) Benton

KINGSPORT - Tillie Katherine Benton, 91, went to be with the Lord Monday (Dec. 1, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Mansfield, Ohio and was a resident of Wexford House. Mrs. Benton was a homemaker and loved to quilt and do crafts.

Mrs. Benton was a member of the First Church of God in Mansfield, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Katherine Beer; one son, Ronald V. Hamlin; one sister, Anna Hergatt; three brothers, Jake, Albert and Russell Beer; and one granddaughter, Crystal Lynn Benton.

Surviving are her husband, Willie Benton, Kingsport; children, Janice Blackford, Mansfield, Ohio, Roger Dale Benton, Blountville, Colleen Grim, Gate City, Va., Delialah Dishner, Bristol, Tenn., Willie Benton Jr., Bristol, Tenn., and Virginia Johnson, Arin, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Esther Gray, Shelby, Ohio.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Calling hours will also be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wappner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Collins officiating.

Graveside services will be immediately following the funeral service in Mansfield Memorial Park, Mansfield, Ohio.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Willie Leland Benton

GATE CITY, Va. — Willie Leland Benton, 91, of Blountville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 5, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Midway) and moved to Mansfield, Ohio in 1954 living there until he moved back locally to make his home with his son, Dale in 2003. Willie was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II and retired from A.K. Steel with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Church of God in Mansfield, Ohio.

Willie was preceded in death by his wife, Tillie Beer Benton in 2003; his parents, James B. and Ellie Kendrick Benton; two sisters, Mary Ellen Vicars and Nyla Sullivan; and two brothers, Herbert Benton and Cascal Benton.

Survivors include his three daughters, Delilah Dishner and husband, Fred of Bristol, Tenn., Coleen Grimm and husband, Keith of Gate City, Va. and Jenny Johnson of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; two sons, Dale Benton and wife, Linda of Blountville and Willie Benton, Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Bristol, Tenn.; along with 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Raymond Conkin and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by Ronnie Fansler and Bill Giffin.

Military graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Virginia National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Fansler, Keith Grimm, Bill Giffin, Ross Tester, Glen Tyler, Fred Dishner and Ben Snodgrass.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Catron and Echol Fansler. Family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession.

Carter Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Willie Leland Benton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel Grace (Dishner) Burlew

SOMERSET, Ky. — Mrs. Hazel Dishner Burlew, 77, a resident of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Sunrise Manor in Somerset, Ky. after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 30, 1930 in Duffield , Va. , and was the daughter of Will Dishner and Donnie Crook Dishner. She was a former teacher, secretary and mayor of Gem, Kans.

Mrs. Burlew was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Claude L. Burlew Jr.; and her parents, Will and Donnie Dishner.

She is survived by three sons, C. Edwin Burlew and his wife, Carol, Mesa, Ariz., Jonathan W. Burlew and his wife, Paula, Somerset, Ky. and Christopher M. Burlew and his wife, Kathy, Salina, Kans; nine grandchildren; three brothers; and six sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church of Somerset with the Rev. Allen Brimer officiating.

A luncheon will follow the service for family and friends.

A memorial has been established to the Hazel D. Burlew Memorial Fund, Pulaski County Alzheimers Respite Center .

Mrs. Burlew's remains were bequeathed to the University of Kentucky School of Medicine.

Lange & New Bros. Family Funeral Home, 603 Monticello St., Somerset, Ky. 42501 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Jo (Bledsoe) Berry

DUFFIELD, Va. — Barbara Jo Berry, 55, of Duffield, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday (Dec. 20, 2008).
She was the daughter of Dudley and Ruth Bledsoe. She was born on Oct. 3, 1953. Barbara was a member of Burke’s Union Primitive Baptist Church. She loved to help anyone that she could. She loved cross stitch needle work and was an avid quilter.
Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Weatherly Bledsoe; and one sister, Opal Mae.
She is survived by her loving husband, "Johnny" Roy Lee Berry of the home; one son, Jonathan Berry of Carters Valley; a special grandson, Ryan Berry; her father, Dudley Bledsoe of the home; four brothers, H.C. Bledsoe and wife, Billie of Duffield, Va., Robert (Cob) Bledsoe and wife, Bonnie of Blackwater, Va., Ray (Punkin) Bledsoe and wife, Lettia Mae of Kingsport and Fred Bledsoe of Blackwater, Va.; a special sister-in-law, Rose Tipton and husband, Ronnie; a special uncle and aunt, C.P. Bledsoe and wife, Madge; a very special friend, Susie Wallen; two nieces and a nephew, Amanda Grimes, Cammie Bledsoe and Mark Bledsoe; a great-nephew, Jacob Austin; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends today at Oak Hill Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitation will be anytime at the residence.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Burke’s Union Primitive Baptist Church in Blackwater, Va. with Rev. Roger Trent and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be by Eric Lawson.

Graveside services will follow in the Bloomer Cemetery in Blackwater, Va. Pallbearers will be Mark Bledsoe, Presley Bledsoe, Eric Lawson, Jimmy Berry, Loven Livesay, Justin Berry and friends.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Barbara Jo Bledsoe Berry.

Kingsport Times-News
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Blanche Margaret (Hood) Berry

CLINCHPORT, Va. _ Blanche Margaret Berry, 87, entered into rest Sunday (April 23, 2000) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 1, 1913 and was the daughter of the late George and Lydia Pearcy Hood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Berry; two brothers, Jay and Garley Hood.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jack Tomlinson, Clinchport, Va.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Deborah Berry, Larry and Joyce Berry, both of Kingsport, Hobert Berry, Clinchport, Va., and Donnie and Carol Berry, Richmond, Ind.; one sister, Edith Williams, Kingsport; one brother, Ezra Hood, Duffield, Va.; one granddaughter, Jackie Johnson; four grandsons, Jason Tomlinson, Justin Berry, Lonnie Berry and Donald Berry; two step-grandsons, Chuck and Harry Clamon; two great-granddaughters, Haley Tomlinson and Ruth Berry; three step great-grandchildren, Rachel, Cameron and Austin Clamon; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Garry Hood and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Pearcy Family Cemetery, Bunker community, Fairview, Va.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Clamon, Harry Clamon, Ted Wade, T.J. Hood, Gregory Hood, G.H. Hood and Edgar Hood.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Wilson Berry

Gate City, VA - James W. Berry, 78, passed away on Sunday (January 1, 2012) at Baysmont Center, following a period of declining health.

Mr. Berry was born in Scott County, VA to the late George W. and Lavona Scalf Berry.

Mr. Berry was a member of Daniel Boone Baptist Church in the Daniel Boone Community of Scott County. He retired from Eastman Chemical Co. with more than 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Pierson Berry; a son, Jim and wife Gail; daughters, Cindy Iverson and husband Gordon, Becky McCracken and husband James all of Kingsport, TN; sisters, Carolyn (Kenneth) Davis of Duffield, VA, Betty Gibson of Duffield, VA, and Mary Nell (Gene) Eppes of Gastonia, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer Brickey, Seth Berry & wife, Crystal, Caitlyn White & husband, T.C., Ben Iverson, Chelsia McCracken, and Dylan McCracken; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Abigail Berry, and Chance White; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George, and a daughter, Pam Brickey.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday (Jan. 4, 2012) from 12:30 to 2:00 at Scott County Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. R.D. Stallard and Kelly Pierson officiating. Music will be provided by Savannah Vaughn. A graveside service will follow at the Holston View Cemetery with his nephews serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Boone Baptist Church, 2805 Daniel Boone Road, Gate City, VA 24251.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of Preston Place and the staff of Baysmont for the special care given to Mr. James W. Berry. Also, special thanks goes out to Margie Smith and Patsy Sloan.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Rex Berry

EAST STONE GAP , Va. – John Rex Berry, 67, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday [ 12/8/1962 ] in an Appalachia Hospital .

He was a member of the East Stone Gap Methodist Church .

Survivors include four daughters, Miss Jean Berry, Dayton, Ohio, Miss Ruth Berry, Mrs. Ann Dye and Miss Pat Berry, East Stone Gap; one son, John W. Berry, East Stone Gap; one sister, Kate Kirk, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Stone Gap Methodist Church with Rev. Daryl Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Powell Valley Mernorial Gardens .

The body will be taken to the residence in East Stone Gap at 2 p.m. today from the Holding Funeral Home.

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

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Lillian Gertrude (Hunley) Berry

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Lillian Gertrude Berry , 84, Route 4, entered into rest Wednesday ( June 14, 2000 ) at her residence. Mrs. Berry was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 30, 1915, a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Baldwin Hunley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Hagan Berry ; one son, Troy Rhoton; four sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Chafin, Castlewood, Va., Mary and Donald Taylor, Clinchport, Va., and Julie and Patton Quillen, Rye Cove, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Wanda Berry , Mt. Carmel, William Eli Berry , Clinchport, Va., and Worley Cecil Berry and Kay Street, Sulphur Springs, Tenn.; one sister, Laura Darnell, Warrenton, Va.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Dingus Cemetery , Rye Cove, Va. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mack Henderson Berry

BRUSH PRAIRIE, Wash. - Mack Henderson Berry, 56, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at his residence.

Born Feb. 12, 1942 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late Worley Berry.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Lee Smith and Thelma Hammons.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Fisher Berry, Brush Prairie, Wash.; a daughter, Trinia Hunter, Brush Prairie, Wash.; three sons, Michael Berry, Atlanta, Ga., Keith and Kelvin Berry, both of Brush Prairie, Wash.; seven grandchildren; his mother, Gladys Adams Berry Pridemors, Duffield, Va.; five sisters, Wanda Jean Adams, Blackwater, Va., Etta Clark, Dryden, Va., Helen Calhoun and Martha Laney, both of Duffield, Va.; four brothers, Howard Berry , Duffield, Va., Vernon Adams, Hansen, Idaho, Sam Berry, Culpeper, Va., and Tom Berry, Indianapolis, Ind.

Services will be held Monday, (Jan. 31, 1999) at Battle Ground Funeral Home, Brush Prairie, Wash.

Courtesy of Duffield Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ruth (Gibson) Berry

KINGSPORT - Mary Ruth Gibson Berry passed away at her residence on Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2005) with her loving family at her side.

She was born July 24, 1924 and lived in the Fairview community of Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett Berry (1984); son, Ralph Lynn Berry (1999); three stepsons, Floyd "Cody," Ed and Bob Berry; a great-granddaughter, Alejandra Roberts; her parents, John and Rose Tomlison Gibson; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include seven daughters, Shirley Doss of Oklahoma, Bessie Berry of Clinchport, Mae B. Taylor of Clinchport, Dollie Gilliam and husband, Claude of Clinchport, Della Adams of Gate City, Rose Edwards of Blackwater, and Bonnie Calton of Weber City; two sons, Charles Berry and wife Ruby of Jonesville, and Johnny Berry and wife Barbara of Clinchport; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Berry of Blackwater; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Holston Valley Medical Center and to Lisa and Jane with Wellmont Hospice for the loving care they gave to Mrs. Berry during her illness.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley, the Rev. Roger Trent, and the Rev. Bazil Maness officiating.

Music will be provided by Gary Hunley.

Graveside services will be conducted in the Berry Family Cemetery in Clinchport immediately following the funeral service. Family and friends will travel together in procession to the graveside.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lane, Tommy Berry Jr., Jonathan Berry, Adam Berry, Jimmy Berry, Gary Lee Taylor and Jessie Lee Doss Jr.

Honorary pallbearer will be Justin Todd Berry.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Berry.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Lynn Berry

BLOUNTVILLE - Ralph Lynn Berry , 31, entered into rest Tuesday (Sept. 7, 1999) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 6, 1968, he was a son of Mary Ruth Gibson Berry and the late Garrett Hobert Berry .

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Henry and Rose Tomlinson Gibson; his paternal grandparents, James Wilson and Pricilla Bostic Berry ; and two brothers, Floyd (Cody) Berry and Ed Berry .

Surviving, in addition to his mother, Mary Ruth Berry , Clinchport, Va., is one daughter, Anita Marie Berry , Pennington Gap, Va.; one son, Adam Mitchel Berry , Pennington Gap, Va.; seven sisters, Shirley Doss, Tulsa, Okla., Bessie Berry and Mae Taylor, both of Clinchport, Va., Dollie Gilliam and Rose Edwards, both of Blackwater, Va., Della Adams, Gate City, Va., and Bonnie Calton, Yuma, Va.; three brothers, Bob Berry , Blackwater, Va., Charles H. Berry , Jonesville, Va., and Johnny Berry , Clinchport, Va.; 11 nieces, Jackie Roberts, Mary Doss, Jessica Sloan, Jennifer Doss, Annie Sexton, April Calton, Wanda Livesay, Vivian Bledsoe, Linda Wolfe, Betty Berry and Lisa Gillenwater; 13 nephews, J.R. Doss, Tommy Berry , Jimmy Berry , Gary (Buck) Taylor, Michael Lane, Andy (Curly) Adams, Robert Berry Jr., Ray Berry , Joe Berry , Jessie Berry , Gary Berry , J.D. Berry and Jonathan Berry ; several great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother in Fairview, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith and Lee Smith.

Burial will be in the Berry Family Cemetery, Fairview, Va.

Friends will serve as pallbearers. Nephews Jimmy Berry , Gary (Buck) Taylor, Tommy Berry , Gary Berry , J.D. Berry , Michael Lane and Jonathan Berry will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rebecca (Simpkins) Quillin Berry

RADFORD -             Rebecca S. Q. Berry, 77, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at her home.

She is survived by two sons, Robert T. Quillen, Germany; James H. Quillin Jr., North Carolina; two sisters, Katherine Graham, Christiansburg; Oveda Cook, New Jersey.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, at the graveside in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Lewis Weaver.

Arrangements by Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christianburg.

(Former wife of James Hall Quillin, son of James Monroe Quillin and Lucy Anne Hall.)

Radford News Journal, Sat., May 24, 1997.

Submitted by Don Lane

Sandra G. (Wallen) Berry

Duffield, VA - Mrs. Sandra G. Berry, 60, Duffield, VA passed away, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center with her loving husband of 35 years by her side.

Mrs. Berry was born in Scott County, VA on February 26, 1951, the daughter of the late Hiram Thomas and Ethel Lee Roberts Wallen. Sandra was retired from the laundry department at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, VA in December 2009.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Helen Dishner and brother-in-law, Coy Alan Smith.

Surviving is her husband, David Berry, Duffield, VA and sister, Lois Ann Smith, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Thomas Lynn Wallen, Church Hill, TN and Garvey Odell Wallen, Kingsport, TN; niece, Sherree Jarrett; nephews, Darin Smith, Alan Smith, and Shannon Smith; along with several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Friends and family may call anytime at the home of David Berry.

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Charley Jarrett officiating. 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 Sandra G. Berry.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

William Eli Berry

Mr. William Eli Berry, 69, Duffield, VA passed away, Friday, June 24, 2011 at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, VA.

Mr. Berry was born in Scott County, VA on November 10, 1941 , a son of the late Patrick Hagan and Lillian Gertrude Hunley Berry .

A brother, Troy L. Rhoton, and sister, Mary Taylor preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter, Eliza Lawson and husband, Tony, Ft. Blackmore, VA; grandchildren, Grace Lawson, Abigail Faith Lawson, and Noah Lawson; sisters, Elizabeth Chafin, Lebanon, VA and Julie Quillen and husband, Patton, Duffield, VA; brothers, Allen Berry and wife, Wanda, Mt. Carmel, TN and Worley Cecil Berry and Kay Street, Jonesboro, TN; special friend, Judy Catron, Duffield, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. , Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Eliza and Tony Lawson. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Dingus Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore , VA at 11:00 a.m. , Tuesday, June 28, 2011 . 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 William Eli Berry.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com
Submitted by Don Lane  

Worley John Berry

Funeral services for Worley John Berry will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Worfe and the Rev. Rufus Hood, officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Gale City Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

John Shelah Beverly

J. S. (Shelia) Beverly , 76, 225 Lynn Street died at 1:45 Tuesday [ 6/17/1968 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Wise, Va. , he had lived in Kingsport since 1944.  He formerly owned and operated Beverly 's Garage in Lynn Garden.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Jessee Beverly; two daughters, Mrs. James Doane, Sidney, Ohio, and Mrs. Carlos Bolling, Pound, Va.; one son, A. K. Beverly, Rogersville; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Hughes, Knoxville; Mrs. Belle Blankenbecler, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Robert Hill, Corbin, Ky., and Mrs. W. E. Gilliam, Kingsport; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1968)

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Funeral services for J. S. (Sheila) Beverly will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Rev. James N. Walter and Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m.   Pallbearers will be Jack Allgood, George Bellamy, Leo Zimmerman, Jack Robbins, Donnie Berry, Harlan Barron, Verlin Taylor, T. E. Gilliam.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1968)

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Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Leota R. (Peters) Beverly

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leota R. Beverly, 86, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Oreton, Lee County, Va., a daughter of the late William Robert and Rebecca Mae Miles Peters, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Emeral Beverly; a son, Emeral Lee Beverly; sisters, Delena Peters, Alberta Skeens and Artence Lynch; and a brother, William R. Peters. She had lived in Bristol over 50 years and was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Rodney Allen Beverly and his wife Donna of Bristol, Bill L. Beverly and his wife Kathyren of Bristol and Dan D. Beverly and his wife Wissy of Knoxville; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Ferl) Glenn of Bristol and Mrs. C.L. (Thelma) Kilgore and Mrs. Robert (Marion) O’Dell, both of Coeburn; a granddaughter, Sara N. Beverly; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Wednesday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 o’clock Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in the Heritage Chapel of Memories in Glenwood Cemetery, with Dr. Stan Anderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.oakley-cook.com.

Mrs. Beverly and her family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tenn.

(Bristol Herald Courier, November 2, 2004)

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Betty Ann (Broadwater) Bevins

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Betty A. Broadwater Bevins, 72, went to be with Jesus Monday ( Aug. 4, 2003 ) with her loving family by her side.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , she was owner of B&B Foodland in Nickelsville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Curtis Bevins, June 11, 1973 ; parents, C.A. Broadwater and Iva Quillin Broadwater; and brothers, Paul B. and Jack Wayne Broadwater.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Howard Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va.; a son, David Curtis Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; one grandson, Jonathan H. Broadwater; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Kathy Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va.; special sister-in-law, Thelma Broadwater; special friend, Nina Broadwater; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Nickelsville Cemetery . The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad or First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

Pallbearers will be Sam Goins, Joe Meade, Dickie Cassell, Greg Corder, Marvin Shortt, Jeff Horner and Thomas Hillman.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Julia Violeta (Combs) Bevins

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Julia Combs Bevins, 89, formerly of Nickelsville, Va., died Wednesday ( July 8, 1998 ) at the home of her daughter, Ruth Marshall in Weber City , Va. A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Nickelsville , Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Bevins; parents, William E. and Alpha (Bond) Combs; three sons, Curtis, Joe and Billy Wayne Bevins; two sisters, Nannie Osborne and Mary Broadwater; two brothers, Ed and John F. Combs; and son-in-law, Malcolm Marshall .

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Marshall, Weber City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, C.W. (Wheeler) and Ida Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter-in-law, Betty Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; two granddaughters, Janet Bevins Broadwater and Juliette Bevins; a grandson, David Bevins; a great-grandson, Jonathan Broadwater; brother, W.R. (Willie) Combs, Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Ruth marshall, 113 Charleston St., Weber City, Va., and a son, Wheeler Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be at the Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. Pallbearers will be Leon Marshall, Wayne Marshall, Billy Marshall, Lowell Marshall, Paul Combs and Bob White.

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Lawrence Ray "June" Bevins Jr.

LEBANON, Va. - Lawrence Ray "June" Bevins Jr., age 82, of the Moccasin Community went to be with the Lord Friday, August 5, 2011, in Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. Born April 21, 1929, he was a son of the late Lawrence Ray Bevins and the late Elsie Osborne Bevins. June spent his life as a farmer, he loved his cattle. He spent many hours of his life mowing and bailing hay for farmers in Moccasin Valley and other people in Russell County. June will long be remembered by his many friends that he made throughout his 82 years of life, he was known to wave and speak to all in his community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He attended Free Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother, Billy Bevins; brothers, Carson and Herbert Bevins; and one sister, Violet Fields.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jo Ann Webb Bevins; two daughters, Becky Hartsock and husband, Andrew, Lebanon and Patsy Bevins and J.C. Maxfield, Nickelsville, Va.; two sons, Ronnie Bevins and wife, Pamela, Nickelsville and Chris Shutts and wife, Diane, Lebanon; one sister, Nancy Salyers and Malcom Gobble, Lebanon; brother-in-law, Jimmy Webb, Lebanon; six grandchildren, Brian Hartsock, Stephanie Buchanan and husband, Aaron, Farrah Lane and husband, Chad, Travis Thompson and wife, April, David Skeens, and Jarrett Bevins; nine great-grandchildren, Cole, Matthew, Seth, and Rileigh Buchanan, Dillon and Clinton Thompson, Chloe, Connor, and Clay Lane.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2011, in the Free Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Beavers and the Rev. Carlos Wolfe officiating.

Interment will follow in the Cumbow Family Cemetery, Moccasin Valley. Nephews will be serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Buster Dean, Bill Briscoe, Clint Mullins, Garland Osborne, Lance Phillips, Clayton Mullins, Raymond Stapleton, Troy Glenn, Paul McNew, Mark Fields, Roger McClellan, Jerry Kilgore, and Bill Pendleton.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Bevins family.

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Mary Etta (Flanary) Bevins

KINGSPORT — Mary Etta Bevins, 89, Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Monday ( March 17, 2008 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Rye Cove, Va. , on Aug. 15, 1918 . She graduated from Rye Cove Memorial High School . She married Huey Lee Bevins on Sept. 16, 1939 and moved to Kingsport in 1940. They were married for 41 years before his death. She was a charter member of Lynn Garden Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Clara E. Hill and A.C. Flanary; her step-father, Ben Carter; two sisters, Nannie Culbertson (Warner) and Georgia Taylor ( Milo ); and one son-in-law, Virgil R. Smith.

Surviving are one daughter, Clara Patricia Simpson, and husband, Wayne, Kingsport; one half-brother, James Frank Carter, and wife, Joelene, Rye Cove, Va.; three grandchildren, Karen Harris and husband, Ken, Jonesborough, Robin Falin and husband, Jeff, North Augusta, S.C., and Traci Hale, and husband, Nelson, Carmel, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, Justin Harris and wife, Lindsey, Brittany Goddard and husband, Billy, Michele Falin, Melinda Falin and Dominic Hale; one great-great-grandson, Brayden Goddard; one step-granddaughter, Wendy Stanley and husband, Terry; two step great-grandchildren, Emily Stanley and Andrew Stanley; four nieces, Louise Marriner, Joyce Rogers, Gaynell Bradley, Linda Lee; three nephews, Russell Taylor, Larry Carter and Tim Carter.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the home of her daughter, Pat Simpson.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Dr. Martin L. Stokes and Rev. Richard Willis officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Ken Harris, Justin Harris, Jeff Falin, Nelson Hale, Billy Goddard, Ted Steffey and Mike Bellamy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1116 Nelms Lane , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 or the charity of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mary Etta Bevins.

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Ronnie L. Bible

CHURCH HILL — Ronnie L. Bible, age 55, passed away early Thursday morning ( Jan. 31, 2008 ) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 1, 1953 , in Roanoke , Va. , a son of Virginia Edmunds Bible and the late Ralph E. Bible, Jr. He was a 1971 graduate of Sullivan Central High School and attended Northeast State Community College . He was a drummer for the Kingsport group “Up with people” and also played in several small county bands. He attended the Episcopal churches most of his life and was a current member of Prospect United Methodist Church .

He is survived by his wife, Melody Shipley of the home; mother, Virginia E. Bible of Gray; one sister, Susan N. Bible of Johnson City; one brother, Ralph E. Bible III. and wife Dawn of Bristol, Tenn.; one aunt, Jean B. Smith of Iowa; mother in law, Lochie “Bug” Shipley of the Yuma community; two nieces, Molly Bible and Sara Bible; two nephews, Mark Bible and Eric Bible; several cousins a host of friends and several pets.

At his request, the body will be cremated.

Calling hours will be Sunday ( Feb. 3, 2008 ) from 1 to 3 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church .

The memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Rev. Allen Karnes will officiate and his brother, Ralph will provide a eulogy.

Music will be provided by Fern Bellamy.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church, building or cemetery fund, c/o Doyle Alley, Rt. 7 Box 1304, Gate City, Va. 24251 or Humane Society, 2141 Idle Hour Drive

Kingsport , TN 37660 .

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

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Phyllis Joy Biggs

KINGSPORT — Phyllis Joy Biggs, 67, of Kingsport, went to meet her savior on Wednesday (Dec. 17, 2008) at her residence following a long illness.

Born on Jan. 27, 1941, in Castlewood, Va., to Clarence and Nancy Biggs, Phyllis had spent her early years in Nickelsville, before moving to Kingsport. She was saved in her youth, an admirer of Billy Graham and belonged to First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cecile Long; her grandson, Phil Grimsley; her father, Clarence Biggs.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Kathy Grimsley, of Kingsport and Leona Long, of Knoxville; her son, Rick Long and wife Jennifer, of Jonesborough; her mother, Nancy Biggs, of Kingsport; one grandson; four granddaughters; two sisters, Flo Cookenour, of Gray and Valerie Biggs, of Kingsport; two aunts, Ida Barkeloo, of Ohio and Ruby Head, of Michigan; along with a host of cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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Maxie Z. (Stanley) Bise

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Maxie Z. Bise, 88, formerly of Weber City, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Feb. 24, 2009) at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Sullivan County and lived the majority of her life in Scott County, Va. Maxie was a member of Sally’s Chapel Baptist Church for over 50 years. She truly loved the Lord and was an avid prayer warrior.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bise; a special granddaughter, Karletta Benton; her parents, Claude and Annie Martin; her sister, Dora M. Alley; brothers, Homer Gilliam and Charlie Martin.

Maxie Bise is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Benton and her husband, Willie; her granddaughters whom she loved very much, Melita and Steve Lee, Nickie and Waylon Cooper (all of Bristol, Tenn.); her great-grandchildren, Zachary Lee, Derek Lee, Alexandria Ayala, Nathan Cooper; a sister-in-law, Doris Gilliam (Kingsport); a brother-in-law, Jake Bise (Pennsylvania); nieces and nephews, Phillip Gilliam, Harron and Peggy Gilliam, Orbin and Joyce Alley, Troy and Lorraine Alley, Phyllis and Andrew Wright along with several additional family members; her very special and loved friends, Matt and Theresa (Sam) Gura; special friends, Paul and Hazel Godsey, Ilene Addington, Mary Hamilton, Barbara Trivett, Mary Davis, Frances Bloomer and Ernestine Blanton.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Charlotte, 324 Mt. Area Drive in Bristol, Tenn.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Montgomery and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be sent for funeral expenses to P.O Box 127, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

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A. D. Bishop

A. D. Bishop , 64, Kingsport, died Saturday at 10:05 a.m. (Jan. 24, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had moved to the area at an early age. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed with the Carolinian-B & M Construction Company. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Bishop ; and a brother, Junior Bishop.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Jones Bishop , of the home; two daughters, Ms. Debra "Debbie" Barbour and Ms. Rhonda Bishop , both of Kingsport; two sons, Tony Bishop and Raymond "Brad" Bradley, both of Kingsport; a granddaughter, Kimberly Paige Bishop , of Kingsport; his mother, Pearlie Bishop ; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Quillen and Ms. Elizabeth Sensabaugh, both of Kingsport; a brother, Charles L. Bishop ; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Burial will follow at Tri-City Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends.

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Annie (Campbell) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Annie Campbell Bishop, 76, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Friday ( April 12, 2002 ) at her home after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Annie was born April 7, 1926 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Charlie and Ella (Murphy) Campbell. She was the widow of the late John J. Bishop.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bruce, Claude and William Campbell; and her sisters, Mary Puckett, Ruth Pleasant, Alice Phillips and Gladys Gillespie.

She was a member of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church for over 40 years and was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School class.

She retired from Holston Valley Medical Center .

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cyndy and Larry Garland of Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Karen Bishop of Kingsport; a grandson, Travis Scott Garland; a granddaughter, Kristy Nicole Bishop; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rhea and Jim Moore, Carrie and Chuck VanNorstrand, all of Fort Myers, Fla., Evelyn and Gene Hughes, both of Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Kyle and Inez Campbell, Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Fred and Emma Lou Lynn.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Funeral Home, and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel to go in a procession to the garden of Prayer for a graveside service at 10 a.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be deacons of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church : Stanford Mitchell, Elmer Hall, Jack Childress, Earl Richards, Bob Harris and Odell Wolfe.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Gleaners Sunday School class of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church or the Hospice.

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Barbara Ann Bishop

TICKFAW, La. — Barbara Ann Bishop, 61, born in Sullivan County, passed away at her residence in Tickfaw, La. on Saturday (April 11, 2009).

She was a member of Tickfaw Baptist Church and a retiree from the federal government, having worked for 25 years for the Pentagon as a computer programmer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lois-Hicks Bishop.

She is survived by three sisters, Rachel Cadoret and husband, Archie, Betty Jean Willoughby and Louise Anthony; two nieces, Lori Willoughby and Debie Willoughby; four nephews and their spouses, Donald and Rebecca-Bankston Willoughby, Mark and Eileen-Martinez Willoughby, Dale and Wendy-Hast Anthony and Justin and Amber-Leblanc Anthony. Barbara is also survived by numerous adoring great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12 noon.

Interment will follow in Walnut Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home in Hammond, La.

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Barry Wayne Bishop

JOHNSON CITY — Barry Wayne Bishop, 43, of North Roan Street in Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, ( Nov. 9, 2007 ), at his residence due to complications from diabetes.

He was a graduate of Sullivan South High School and loved ballgames and racing. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Minnie Pendleton; paternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Bishop.

He is survived by his parents, Jim and Bobbie Bishop of Kingsport; sister, Kim Pierce and husband, Loren of Gray; maternal grandmother, Jo K. Dannelly of Kingsport; special niece, Erika H. Pierce of Gray; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie G. Sisco. nieces.

A private graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, with Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.

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

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Charles L. Bishop

KINGSPORT - Charles L. Bishop, 69, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Sept. 11, 2005) at Greystone HealthCare Center after a period of declining health.

Mr. Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., but had been a resident of the Kingsport area most of his life. He retired from J.P. Stevens after more than 30 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearlie Bishop; and two brothers, Junior Bishop and A.D. Bishop.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Joe Bishop; two daughters, Amanda Anderson and Breanna N. Bishop, both of Kingsport; one son, Randy Lee Bishop of Kingsport; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Quillen and husband Wayne of Kingsport, and Laura Sensabaugh of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, or anytime at the home of his sister-in-law, Jewell Seymour, 112 Mellwood Dr., Kingsport.

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

Music will be provided by Elijah Woods.

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

Alex Skelton, Dee Byington and Charles Hall will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.

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Clara Marie (Ketron) Bishop

Clara Marie Bishop, 61, of Hiltons, VA, went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Born April 28, 1950 in Hiltons, VA., she was of the Apostolic Holiness faith. Clara loved the Lord and enjoyed serving Him. She is in her heavenly home and will be greatly missed.

Clara is preceded in death by her parents, Marie and I.J. Ketron; sister, Hazel Dykes; brother, Johnny Ketron; and nephews, Jeff Dykes and Johnny Michael Nelson.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Rev. Gerald Bishop of the home; sons, Kenny Carter and wife Renae, Jimmy Hicks and wife Angel, Dewayne Bishop and girlfriend Kathy, Jason Bishop and wife Tiffany, and Mark Gilliam; grandchildren, Mitchell, Makenzie and Marshall Carter, Faith and Hayley Hicks, and Braydon, Kayla and Austin Bishop; sisters, Judy Hutchins and husband Jim and Carolyn Nelson and husband Mike; brothers, Raymond Ketron, Hobert Ketron and wife Felisha, Joe Ketron and wife Betty, James Ketron and wife Melissa and Josh Ketron and wife Laura; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Jean Qualls and Clara Smith.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Apostolic Church in Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Chris Fields and Evangelist Larry McAmis officiating.

Graveside services will follow at the Ketron Private Cemetery in Hiltons, VA. Family will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Cora E. (Fields) Bishop

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Cora Fields Bishop, 89, passed away at her residence Friday (Feb. 15, 2002) after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., on March 31, 1912, a daughter of the late Clint Fields and Francis Harvey Fields. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Judge F. Bishop in 1963; one daughter, Bernice B. McDavid; one infant son; four sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her daughter, Louise Bishop Norrod, Gate City; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Danny and Marcella Norrod, Larry and Brenda Norrod and Paul David and Dorothy Norrod; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Karen and Bob Clark and Debbie and Curtis Phipps; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Gladys Fields, Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Fields officiating.

David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

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

Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Della Katherine (Rhoton) Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. - Della Katherine (Rhoton) Bishop , 87, of the Natural Tunnel community and a resident of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon at the Center.

Born Dec. 2, 1918, she was a native of Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late John and Loudema Frazier Rhoton. She was a homemaker and a member of Kaylors Chapel Church.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She will be sadly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Shorty" Bishop ; sister and brother-in-law, Kate and Hobe Benton; and daughter-in-law, Michelle Bishop .

Surviving are her daughter, Norma Legg and husband Presley of Weber City, Va.; two sons, Charles Bishop and wife Joyce of Kingsport, and Larry Bishop of Duffield, Va.; one granddaughter, Nikki Lane and husband Travis of Duffield, Va.; three grandsons, Anthony Legg and wife Tessie of Gate City, Va., Chad Bishop and wife Danielle of Clemmons, N.C., and Jason Bishop and wife Penny of Kingsport; six great-grandchildren, Kayla Gibson, Tyler Gibson, Sarah Lane, Haley Legg, Avery Legg and Chase Bishop ; one sister, Cora Walker and husband Roy of Clinchport, Va.; one brother, Harry Rhoton and wife Ruby of Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews and others also survive.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Edwards and the Rev. David Kerns officiating.

Music will be provided by Kaylors Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Gary Williams, Mike Gibson, Travis Lane, Anthony Legg, Chad Bishop , Jason Bishop , Ronald Frazier and Shannon Qualls serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Walker.

It is requested that those wishing to attend those services meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession.

The family wishes to thank Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, nurses and staff, especially Dr. Dixon,. Wellmont Home Health and the staff and nurses of Ridgecrest for all the help given to our mother. A very special thank you to Sue Bledsoe, mom's caregiver.

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

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Donna (Godsey) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Donna Godsey Bishop, 38, Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday ( May 14, 2004 ) at Cleveland Community Hospital , Cleveland , Tenn. , where she went to be with the Lord.

Born and raised in Sullivan County , she had lived the last 10 years of her life in Cleveland , Tenn. She was a loving sister and was loved by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Steve and Wanda Godsey; two aunts, Mabel Murray and Betty Robinson; an uncle, Claude Robinson; and a cousin, Sheila Fields.

Surviving are two daughters, Madison Hill of Church Hill and Morgan DeSpain of Cleveland, Tenn.; one son, David Johns of Mount Carmel; three sisters, Pam Joyner and husband, Tony, of Mount Carmel, Sabrina Peters and husband, Jeff, and Cheryl Hill and husband, Greg, both of Church Hill; two brothers, Steve Godsey III of Church Hill and Stacy Godsey of Cleveland, Tenn.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport , with Pastor Layton Bentley officiating.

Burial will follow at Mullins Cemetery in Kingsport .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the D.A.R.E. Programs.

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Ed Bishop

Ed Bishop , 230 Sherry Drive, Kingsport, died Friday (June 5, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Appalachia, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport for the last 31 years. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1978 after 38 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Argie Lou Christian Bishop ; his stepfather, George Cradic; a sister, Geraldine Beckner; and two brothers, Albert and Elmer Bishop .

Surviving are his wife, Bennie Pendleton Bishop , Kingsport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bernice and Conor McCracken, Church Hill, and Brenda and James Heck, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Penny Tomlinson, Brent McCracken and Jamie Heck; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. B.D. (Gladys) Smith; Church Hill; a brother, Robert J."R.J.'' Bishop , Mount Carmel; 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. G.D. Peters officiating.

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

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Elva Jane (Reed) Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Mrs. Elva Jane Reed Bishop, 97, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (June 10, 1998).
She resided in the Jasper community for many years and was known by most as Granny Bishop. She was presently residing at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, Va.
She was born Sept. 15, 1900 in Kingsport and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Nancy Ann Hensley Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Bishop Sr.; and a daughter, Trula Janette Kappleman.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Steve (Edith) Vaughn, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Joe (Otelia) Still, Kingsport, Mrs. Ted (Loretta) Galotta, Freemont, Calif., Lillian Legg, Big Stone Gap, Va., Mrs. Lela Fritz, Licking, Mo.; two sons, Dane Bishop, Titusville, Fla., and the Rev. James C. Bishop Jr., McPherson, Kansas; a brother, Kenneth Reed, West Carters Valley Road, Kingsport; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends will mourn her passing.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Duffield Funeral Home and other times at the homes of her daughters, Mrs. Steve Vaughn or Ms. Lillian Legg.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ty Dorton officiating.
Music will be provided by the Jasper Central Baptist Singers.
Burial will be at the Bishop Family Cemetery in the Jasper community.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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Ernest Edward Bishop

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Ernest Edward Bishop (Pop), age 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed peacefully and gently into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at St. Francis Hospital with his family by his side, after a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Rye Cove, Va. to the late Essie and Elizabeth (Lizze Hunter) Bishop. He was reared and lived in Kingsport before moving his family to Greenville , S.C. in 1976.

He served in the U.S. Army (1951-52). He worked at J. P. Stevens in Kingsport and retired from Bibb Co. on White Horse Road in Greenville .

He was a born again Christian and a faithful servant to Our Lord. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon, Assistant Sunday School teacher and choir member.

He loved going on trips with Joy in Unity and Ups and being with and serving with his beloved Pastor Earl Green who considered Ernest his right hand man.

In addition to his parents, Ernest was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Bishop; two infant grandsons, Payton and Daniel Bishop; brother-in-law Bud Gobble; and his father and mother-in-law, Garland and Margaret Carter.

He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 56 years, the former Arlene Carter; three precious sons and their spouses, Terry, of the home, Leonard (Kim) and Tim (Tami), all of Easley, S.C.; a special needs brother-in-law, Ronnie Carter of the home whom he loved and treated as a son; two wonderful grandchildren, Paul and Cody Bishop; two wonderful step-grandchildren, Sloan and Corey Burdick of Easley; brothers, Donnie (Mary), Dennis (Wanda) and Steve, all of Kingsport, and Hal of Cookville, Tenn.; sisters, Marie Gobble of Richmond, Ind., Barbara Ramey (Conley), Loretta Hurt (Glen), Joan Johnson (Ralph), all of Kingsport, and Cathy Brookover (Richard) of Deltona, Fla.

The family will receive friends on Sunday ( June 28, 2009 ) at Unity Baptist Church , 12 Piney Road , Greenville , S.C. , from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The funeral will immediately follow with Pastor Earl Green officiating.

Graveside services will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4997 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, (June 30, 2009).

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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Ethel Lucille (Arnold) Bishop

Ethel Lucille Bishop, age 85, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Brian Center in Weber City. Born in Scott County, VA on May 13, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Loyd "Chug" Arnold and Trula Bradshaw Arnold. She was also preceded in death by her husband Billy H. Bishop; her son, Danny Bishop and her brothers, Ray, Emory, Buck and Grady Arnold. Ethel was very proud of her family and was well known for her love of cooking, especially her home made pies for which she had won many ribbons at the local fairs. Survivors include her daughter Donna Sanders and husband Robert of Forest, VA; her sons, Grayling Bishop and wife Beth of Jonesboro, TN and David Bishop of Rye Cove, VA; her daughters-in-law, Debbie Bishop and Lisa Bishop; a brother, Curt Arnold of Gate City, VA; grandchildren Chris Bishop and wife Jessica of Mt. Carmel, TN; Heather Calton and husband Trevor of Kingsport; Emily Donaldson of Gray, TN; Paul Bishop of Gate City, VA; Carmen Bishop Harless and husband Joey of Dryden, VA; Mattea Sanders of Knoxville, TN and Corbin Sanders Forest, VA; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Grace, Grant, Olivia, Jaiden and Landon; extended family members Margaret Calhoun and Earl & Lois Hood. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Sunday, in the Colonial funeral Home Chapel. They will also receive friends anytime at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Grayling and Beth Bishop, 133 Hillcrest Circle, Jonesboro, TN. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P. M. Monday, February 20, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing, Pastor Joe Hill and Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating. Music will be provided by the Kaylor's Chapel Quartet. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Sanders, Corbin Sanders, Paul Bishop, Chris Bishop, Trevor Calton, Joey Harless, Dwain Arnold and Randy Arnold. The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff of the Brian Center for the care of Mrs. Bishop.

Colonial Funeral Home of Weber City, VA is serving the family of Ethel Lucille Bishop.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

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Floyd Ernest Bishop

Slant, Va. - (Spl.) - Floyd E. Bishop, 59, died Saturday at noon at his home after a lingering illness.

He was a farmer by occupation. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be in charge of Huff Funeral Home.

Survivors are his widow; seven sons, Carl and Denver of U. S Army and Lenville, Cecil, Jack, Buster and Bobbie Bishop, all of Slant; two daughters, Shirley and Esta Mae, of Slant; his mother Mrs. Rose Edwards; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Darnell and Mrs. Ernest Darnell of Slant.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS / Sunday, April 25, 1948)

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Slant, Va. - (Spl.) -Funeral services were to be held here Monday at 1 p.m. for Floyd E. Bishop at his home. The Rev. William Barnett was to be in charge. Burial will be in Slant Cemetery. Bishop died Saturday at noon at his home.

(KINGSPORT TIMES / Monday, April 26, 1948

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Floyd Homer Bishop

ROGERSVILLE - Floyd Homer Bishop, 88, passed away Monday (March 26, 2001) in Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. Floyd was born in January 16, 1913, in Scott County, Va., a son of the late George W. and Rosie (Horton) Bishop. He was retired from General Motors Corp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Wayne Bishop, in 1994; two half-sisters, Libby Bishop and Mattie Stanley; brothers, Willie, Norton and Lonzo Bishop.

Survivors include his son, Stoney R. Bishop, of Delaware; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ida Manis, Rogersville; half-sister, Mrs. Ozella Heights, of Texas; half-brothers, George W. Bishop, James Harry Bishop, and Joe Bishop, all of Texas.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

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Frankie (Lane) Ford Bishop

GATE CITY, Va. - Frankie Lane Bishop, 79, entered into rest Tuesday (June 19, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on July 30, 1921 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Charles W. and Leota Bellamy Lane.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Lionel Bishop, Gate City, Va.; one daughter, Linville Bishop, Kingsport; three sisters, Polly Boy Smith and Georgie Tipton, both of Kingsport, and Colleen Fields, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Pierson and the Rev. Billy Gillespie officiating.

Music will be provided by the Marble Point Church Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Gary E. Bishop

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Gary E. Bishop, 49, 303 Cedar Ave., Gaithersburg, Md., went home to be with his earthly father and his heavenly father Saturday (April 18, 2009) at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md.

A lifelong resident of Maryland, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Christian.

He was preceded in death by his father, Corbin Bishop, who passed away on Sept. 22, 2001.

Survivors include his mother, Velma Lois Bishop of Gaithersburg, Md.; aunt, Jean (Bobby) Cox, of Germantown, Md.; uncle, Harold (Partha) Maness of Gray; numerous cousins to include two special cousins, Brandy Danielle Wissinger of Maryland and Wilma Jean Davis of Kingsport. He leaves behind his special pet, German Shepherd, Max.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday with funeral services being conducted at 2 p.m. in the Tri-Cities Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Music will be provided by Alvin Goins and the choir of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Mark Wissinger, Joseph Bishop, Rex Vance, Mitchell Maness, Ronnie Maness and Jim Ray Maness.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bishop family. For more information, please call at 423-323-5167.

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James Harry Bishop

CHURCH HILL - James Harry Bishop, 80, 166 Grandview Road, died Friday (June 22, 2001) at his residence.

He was born in Pocahontas, Va., and lived in Clinchport, Va., before moving to Church Hill.

He was a carpenter and a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Wells Bishop.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Linda) Light, Church Hill; son, James Edward Bishop and his wife, Diane, Williamsburg, Va.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Brent Hill and James Corey Bishop; great-grandson, Chandler Ryan Hill; sister, Mrs. Pearlie Bishop, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Clifford Light, 158 Sturbridge Lane, Church Hill.

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

Military graveside rites will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 officiating.

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James Kenneth Bishop

WEBER CITY, Va. - James Kenneth Bishop, 83, formerly of Clinchport, Va., entered into rest on Friday (April 20, 2001) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Bishop was born February 22, 1918 in Scott County, Va. He was a son of the late William Hansford and Dora Miller Bishop.

He was of the Methodist faith and attended Ewing Chapel Church. He was a chief operator at Holston Defense Corporation and retired after 32 years of service.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Lou Belle Mullins Bishop, in 1980; two brothers, Herbert and Dewey Bishop; son-in-law, Bud Powers; and grandchild, Steven Powers.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Quillen Bishop, Gate City, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Mary Bishop, Weber City, Eddie and Lynn Bishop, and Michael Bishop, all of Kingsport; four daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine Powers, Janelle and Paul Lane, all of Gate City, Va., Beverly and John L. Rhoton, Hiltons, Va., and Audrey and Kenneth Ervin, Weber City; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Frazier, Kingsport, and Mrs. Maude Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Karen Bishop, William Bishop, Scott and wife, Karen, Powers, Melinda Powers, Jim Bishop and wife, Hedy Walker, Amy and husband, Curtis, Hagy, Chris Rhoton, Maggie Bishop and Daniel Bishop; three great-grandchildren, Jason and Ashley Powers and Ella Frances Bishop-Heil; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. R.D. Stallard and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Curtis Hagy.

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

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.

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James Ronald Bishop

KINGSPORT — James R. Bishop, 71, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday ( Oct. 16, 2008 ) at the Asbury Place at Kingsport following a lengthy illness.
Born in Neon, Ky. , James had lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He was retired, following 40 years of service from AFG where he worked as a production planner. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.
James was preceded in death by his son, Barry Bishop; parents, John and Dorothy Wright Bishop; sister, Judith Ann Boswell.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Thomas Bishop, Kingsport; daughter, Kimberly Pierce and husband, Loren, Gray; very special granddaughter, Erika Pierce, Gray; brother, Tommy Bishop and wife, Becky, Kingsport; several nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Morrison’s Chapel Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.
Mr. Bishop wishes were to be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Bishop family.

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Jan (Peterson) Bishop

Jan Peterson Bishop, 58, of Duffield, Virginia went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday morning (November 4, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Virginia and had lived the majority of her life in Delphi, Indiana. She retired as a supervisor with Peters Revington Manufacturing with over 25 years of service. Mrs. Bishop was a member of Valley View Baptist Church in Flora, Indiana. For the past 8 years, she resided in Duffield, Virginia and enjoyed her retirement by spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Virgie Collier Peterson; a brother, Earl Peterson; her special niece, Georgie Robbins.

Jan Bishop is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Jerry Bishop; a son, James Bishop and wife, Tara (Delphi, IN); 3 grandchildren, Justin Bishop, Cason Bishop, and Tyler Bishop; sisters, Charlotte Bishop, Jessie Collins, Mary Peterson, Shelby Weida (all of Duffield, VA), Dorothy Collins (Flora, IN); brothers, Ray Peterson (Sedalia, IN) and Clyde Peterson (Duffield, VA); a special brother-in-law, Floyd Dean Collins (Flora, IN) along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (November 6, 2011) from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the sister, Dorothy Collins in Duffield.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday (November 7, 2011) at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dwayn Williams officiating. Music will be provided by her sisters.

A graveside service will follow the funeral on Monday at Peterson Family Cemetery in Duffield with Justin Bishop, John Shupe, Lloyd Love, June Stone, Loyd Mendenhall, and Rusty Goins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Peterson and Floyd Collins.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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Jerry Lee Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. _ Jerry Lee Bishop, 55, Route 4, entered into rest Monday (May 8, 2000) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va. on April 7, 1945 , he was the son of the late Kelly Bishop. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed as a truck driver for S&G Trucking.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his foster mother, Lizzie Bishop; and his brother, Kelly Lonnie Bishop.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Bishop, Clinchport , Va. ; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Marlene Bishop, Lake Orion , Mi., Steven and Gina Bishop, Duffield , Va. , and James and Teresa Bishop, LaPeer, Mi.; 10 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jean Bishop, Clinchport , Va. ; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his son, Steven Bishop.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Hill, the Rev. Clyde Goode and the Rev. Jerry Hickman officiating.

Music will be provided by Larry Bishop and New Grace Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon Friday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. The family will be meeting at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Jerry Lee Bishop

BLACKWATER, Va. — Jerry Lee Bishop, 61, went home to be with God in the early morning of Thursday (March 19, 2009) at his home.

Jerry was born on Dec. 31, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Blackwater, Va. He retired from VDOT as an area superintendent at the Pattonsville area headquarters where he had given 34 years of service.

Jerry served as a deacon at Osborne’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Blackwater where he was a member. He also attended Blackwater Lick (Big Door) Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of McPherson Masonic Lodge #99 and was serving as a District Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bishop; mother, Ella Scott Bishop, both of Blackwater.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Connie Bowen Bishop; one son, Jason N. Bishop; one daughter-in- law, Melissa K. Bishop; one aunt, Jeannie Tankersley of Sneedville; several cousins and a whole host of dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va. A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Jim Emory, Elder Daniel Hurd and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the the Rev. Glen Hurd and the Garry Hood Singers.

Burial will follow at Willis Family Cemetery in Blackwater.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are request to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

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Laura Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Laura Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bishop, 80, Route 4, died Monday (May 18, 1992) at her home.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rosa Jones Bishop; and one foster son Lonnie Bishop.

Surviving are one foster son Jerry Bishop, Gate City ; one sister, Mrs. Charlie (Mattie) Stanley, Clinchport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Fu­neral Home and anytime at the residence.

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

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Lester Y. Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. — Lester Y. Bishop, 58, of Duffield, Va., passed away Wednesday (Dec. 31, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

He was born in Lee County, Va. Mr. Bishop was a brick mason and a member of Jasper Central Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Leo Bishop.

He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Noel Bishop, Duffield, Va.; aunts, Connie Melton, Knoxville, Priscilla Wade, Fall Branch, Shirley Noel Dunn, Surgoinsville, Blanche Jessee, Kingsport; uncles, Harry Noel, Kingsport, Lowell Noel, Church Hill, W.S. Noel, Surgoinsville; several cousins; special friend, Willard "Buster" Bishop, Jasper, Va.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 2, 2009) at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Thomas and the Rev. Billy Wells officiating.

Pallbearers will be Landon Noel, Brent Kilgore, Willard Bishop, Jr., Shannon Bishop, Kenneth Bishop, Larry Noel, Jimmy Bishop.

Graveside services will be Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at 11 a.m. at Flag Pond Cemetery in Blackwater. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery.

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Leonard Patton "Junior'' Bishop Jr.

KINGSPORT - Leonard Patton "Junior'' Bishop Jr., 54, 504 Light St., went to be with the Lord on Thursday (June 5, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Bishop loved to hunt and fish.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Patton Bishop Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Hubbard Bishop, of the home; two daughters, Stephanie Rose and husband Brady of Kingsport and Melanie Bishop, of the home and her fiance, Josh Mullins; his mother, Dovie Bishop McMurray; three grandchildren, Tyler Bishop, Alex Rose and Tara Rose; a sister, Judy Pate of Kingsport; a brother, Harold Bishop and wife Susan of Kingsport; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will follow at East Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Lucille (Whited) Quillen Bishop

GATE CITY, Va. - Lucille Whited Bishop, 83, Snowflake community, went to be with Lord at 12:35 p.m. Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at the Wexford House Nursing Home, Kingsport.

Lucille was a member of Ewing Chapel United Methodist Church, Snowflake, Va., and a homemaker.

She was born in March 7, 1919 to the late Newton D. Whited and Elizabeth Quillin Whited.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George B. Quillen; also her second husband, James Kenneth Bishop; brother, James Whited; an infant brother; and three sisters, Mona Lee Addington, Edith Daugherty and Nina Fleenor.

She is survived by a brother, Newton D. Whited Jr., Kingsport; sister, LaVerta Fugate, Roswell, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home or anytime at the residence in the Snowflake community.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Bear and Honorary Minister, the Rev. Claude Lane.

Music will be provided by the Gethsemane Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Barker, Danny Whited, Gary Wallace, Bill Pendleton, Phil Hensley and Wayne Burke.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Nickels, Herman McConnell, Ubert McConnell, Paul Whited and Mark Calhoun.

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

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Margie Marie (Castle) Bishop

OLD FORT, Tenn. — Margie Marie Bishop, 74, of Old Fort, Tenn., died Friday (April 18, 2008) at her son Dennis’s residence in Chattanooga.

A native of Ft. Blackmore, Va. and resident of Chattanooga for 40 years, she was a daughter of the late Thurman and Annie Eliza Gibson Castle. She was of the Pentecostal faith, and was preceded in death by two grandsons, Michael Bishop and Kenneth Thomas; and one sister, Willie Sexton.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Dana and Barry Anderson of Spencer, Iowa and Kathy Bishop of Old Fort; five sons and four daughters-in-law, James and Becky Bishop of Riceville, Dennis and Stacey Bishop of Chattanooga, Terry and Gayle Bishop of Gale City, Va., Delmer and Deborah Bishop of Chattanooga and David Bishop of Graysville; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bernice Quillen of Midway, Va., Juanita and Hasque Sexton of Ft. Blackmore, Va. and Joann and Everett Sexton of Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bordwine Funeral Homel.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the South Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Ricky Quillen officiating.

Burial will follow at Calhoun Cemetery.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary (Hill) Bishop

Mary Hill Bishop, 61, of 2924 Ft. Henry Dr. , died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday [ 2/25/1977 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital . She was a Mabe, Va. native and had lived here for 25 years. She was a former employee of the Kingsport Laundry and attended the Baptist church.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Gene (Rosa) Price, Mrs. Georgia Mullins and Mrs. Ralph (Shelby) Lewis, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Donald (Ethel) Jarvis, Kokomo, Ind., Mrs. Cleo (Marcella) Crawford, Church Hill; three sons, Eddie Bishop, Donald Bishop, Jackie Bishop, all of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Easter Bishop, Mrs. Velma Carter, Mrs. Hazel Sanders, Mrs. Margaret Horton, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Frank Hill, and the Rev. Loran Hill, both of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, February 27,1977)

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Mattie (Wells) Bishop

CHURCH HILL - Mattie Wells Bishop , 76, 166 Grandview Road, passed away Saturday (March 14, 1998) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Church Hill since 1968.

Surviving are her husband James H. Bishop , of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Linda) Light, Church Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, James Edward and Diane Bishop , Williamsburg, Va.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Brent Hill and James Corey Bishop ; a great-grandson, Chandler Ryan Hill; two sisters, Maggie Lawson, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Bertie Thompson, Columbia, S.C., a brother, Burley Wells, Clinchport, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating.

Private graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Michelle D. (Brunkie) Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Michelle D. Bishop, 53, passed away Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) at Bristol Hospice House.

She was born in Hingman, Mass.

Mrs. Bishop attended Thomas Village Baptist Church.

The family would like to send a special thank you to her nurses, Tommie, Dorothy and Lisa.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Alfred Petrie and her father-in-law, Arthur Bishop.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Bishop, of the home; her daughter, Nicole Lane and husband Travis, Clinchport, Va.; grandchildren, Kayla, Sarah and Tyler; father, Charles Brunkie Sr. and wife Sally, Rockland, Mass. and her mother, Cecile Petrie, Church Hill; sisters, Carol McAndrew and husband Robert, Kingsport and Joyce Rapoza and husband Tommy, Brocton, Mass.; brothers, Charles "Skip" Brunkie Jr. and wife Diane, Pembroke, Mass., Peter Brunkie and wife Sharon, Kingsport and Gary Petrie, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Della Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; sister-in-law, Norma Legg and husband Presley, Weber City, Va.; brother-in-law, Charles Bishop and wife Joyce, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Edwards officiating. Music will be provided by Kaylors Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Bishop, Jason Bishop, Anthony Legg, Shanon Qualls, Gary Williams, John McConnell and Scott Grant.

Memorials may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church, Duffield, Va., or to the Duffield Rescue Squad.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Michelle Bishop.

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Mildred Ruth (Clark) Bishop

KINGSPORT — Mildred Ruth Bishop, 87, Kingsport, peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Jan. 5, 2012.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was a long-time resident of Indian Springs. Mildred took great pride in being a homemaker. She was a member of Island Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest G. Bishop; daughter, Regenia R. Bishop; son, Creg S. Bishop and wife Shirley; grandchildren, Emma K. Wertz and husband, George, Libby P. Massie and husband, Tracy, Andrea E. Jenkins and husband, Matthew and Todd Goins; great-grandchildren, Norah E. Jenkins, Ronin A. Wertz, Adalyn R. Massie and Ellora G. Wertz; sister-in-law, Patsy Franklin and husband, L.B.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Steve Lay officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice and dear friends, Terry and Alice Massie.

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Pauline Hazel Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va  - Pauline Hazel Bishop, 62, Route 4, Clinch port, Va, died Thursday (Mav 28. 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medica1 Center after a brief illness.

She was a native ot Scott County .

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Wright, Church Hill; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; parents, Oscar J and Louise Hawkins Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; six sisters, Mrs Clyde (Melba) Harbin, Mrs George ( Bernice) Chapman and Mrs. Carl (Marjorie) White, all from Kingsport, Brenda Bishop and Mrs Fred (Aileen) Gilliam. both of Clinchport , Va , Mrs Ernie (Deana) Moore , Gate City , Va ; three brothers. Gerald Bishop and Bennie Bishop both of Clinchport , Va , Davey Bishop, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in the Scotf County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Bruce Kerns officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

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Pearlie (Bishop) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Pearlie Bishop, 94, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at The Wexford House on Friday (Oct. 15, 2004) after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Pocahontas, Va., and had resided in the Kingsport area for over 70 years. She was a member of Bushong Chapel Apostolic Church. She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1967 after 25 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Bishop; parents, L.C. and Laura Gilliam Bishop; two sons, John Bishop Jr. and A.D. Bishop; five sisters, Jannie Ramsey, Della Bentley, Emma Barney, Venus Kerns and Georgia Tipton; two brothers, James Harry, and Houston Bishop.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Quillen and husband Wayne of Kingsport, and Laura Elizabeth Sensabaugh, also of Kingsport; one son, Charles L. Bishop and wife Billie Jo of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, Michael Quillen, Michelle Perry, Pat Goodwin, Kim Phillips, Cindy Garland, Rickey, Randy, Debbie, Tony, Rhonda and Brad Bishop, and Mandy Anderson; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Wexford House for the love and care they extended to our mother, Pearlie.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of a daughter, Barbara Quillen, 404 Woodberry Circle, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill and the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be in the Oak Hill Memorial Park immediately following the funeral service.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.

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Ray Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. - Ray Bishop, 98, lifelong resident of the Jasper community, passed away Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Ridge Crest Manor Nursing Home at Duffield, Va.

The son of the late Maggie and Thurman Bishop, he was a farmer and former U.S. Forest Service employee.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maude Fritz Bishop; second wife, Emma Sturgill Bishop; a son, Johnny L. Bishop; a daughter, Pauline Caldwell; brothers, Worley, Lloyd and Augusta Bishop; and sisters, Bonnie Reece, Edna Haynes and Una Bishop.

Surviving are one daughter, Blanche Jessee, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Bishop, Jasper, Va.; two granddaughters, Audrey Wagner, Georgetown, S.C. and Judy Maness, Kingsport; three grandsons, Leroy Jessee Jr., Kingsport, Larry Wayne Jessee, Rogersville and Lester Bishop, Duffield, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Karen Stokes, Cheryl Lynn Carroll, Cynthia Vanzant, Brooke Maness and Brittany Maness; three great-great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Hannah Stokes and Monica Vanzant; two stepsons, Curtis Sturgill, Gate City, Va., and Robert Sturgill, Indiana; two stepdaughters, Lucy Lawson, Jasper, Va., and Gail Sturgill, Indiana; three brothers, Kenneth Bishop, Robert Bishop and Millard Bishop, all of Jasper, Va.; one sister, Edith Estep, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Wells officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meredith Cemetery, Jasper, Va.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ross Gilbert Bishop

Ross Gilbert Bishop, 83, Route 13, Natchez Lane, Kingsport, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday [ 5/2/1989 ] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he had lived in the Kingsport area most of his life. He was a fore­man for Tennessee Eastman Co. in the dope department, retiring in 1965 after 33 years service.

Mr. Bishop was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Sells Bishop; one daughter, Mrs. L. B. (Patsy) Franklin, Blountville; one son, Ernest G. Bishop, Blountville; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lelia Salley, Mrs. Geneva Salley and Mrs. Frances Sykes, all of Kings­port; one brother, Lovel Bishop, Hiltons, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hensley and the Rev. Joel Smith officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

(Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, May 3, 1989)

Kingsport Times-News
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Ruth (Carter) Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Ruth Bishop, 90, entered into rest Tuesday (July 8, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 31, 1912 to the late James H. and Elizabeth McDavid Carter.

She was a homemaker and attended Brick Church in Rye Cove.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ray Bishop; sisters, Maude King, Ellen Tipton and Edna Bishop; and brothers, Eugene, Bill and James Carter.

She is survived by her sister, Lucille Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Willie Ashworth and the Rev. Fred Gillenwater officiating.

The Mabe Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Billy Egan, Chris Egan and Charlie Darnell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sallie Elisa (Lane) Bishop

Sallie E. Lane Bishop , 92, 509 Claremont Road, Kingsport, died Thursday evening ( June 3, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Scott County , Va. , she had resided there most of her life and moved to Kingsport 11 years ago. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bishop ; three children, Ora Mae Bishop , Margaret Ann Donaldson and Phillip T. Bishop .

Surviving are six daughters and sons-in-law, Nannie and Don Gordon, Nashville, Avery Quillen and Sue Christian, Kingsport, Dorothy and Wayne Hagaman, Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Margie and Dwain Dunn, Harriman, Tenn., and Jane and Sam Strong, Smyrna, Tenn.; five sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Juanita Bishop , Knoxville, David D. Bishop , Harriman, Tenn., Greg and Dee Bishop , Seymour, Tenn., James Henry and Jacki Bishop , Knoxville, and Bill and Mary Bishop , Highland, Ind.; 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Monnie Smith, Kingsport, Rhoda Gordon, Verona, Va., Margaret Green and Annie Gillian, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Preacher J.R. Pratt officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Stephen “Steve” Bishop

Steve Bishop. 84, of 229 Fairfax St. , died at 5 p.m. Thursday [ 9/22/1960 ] after an extended illness. He left 79 living descendants.

Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., son of the late Tom and Louisa Bishop. He attended Morrison Temple Baptist Church .

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lou Hill of Kingsport; Mrs. Fannie Bellamy, Gate City , Va. ; Mrs. Ellen Wilson and Mrs. Pearl Powers, Kingsport ; five sons, Ray, Knoxville ; Belve, Clinchport , Va. ; Enoch. Farley and Burl Bishop, all of Kingsport ; a half-sister. Mrs. John Dinsmore, Kingsport; 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Hamlett-Dobson

Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Friday.

(Kingsport Times / Friday, September 23, 1960)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Theda Jo (East) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Theda Jo Bishop, 76, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (May 16, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Pikeville, Ky., however, she spent the majority of her life in Kingsport.

She was of the Apostolic faith.

Mrs. Bishop was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Before her illness, she was very active in her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Myrtle East; one granddaughter, Betty Jo Bishop; and one sister, Frances McConnell.

Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Audley Mccoy "Coy'' Bishop; two sons, David Bishop and wife Faye of Rogersville, Daniel Bishop and wife Robbin of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Lee, Billy and Brent Bishop, all of Bristol, and Christopher Bishop of Kingsport; three great-grandchildren; a special sister, Angela Wells of Rye Cove, Va.; six sisters, Jean Redwine, Joy Hardee, Jeanette Householder, Barbara Hartgrove, Gale East and Darlene Chambers; two brothers, John Wesley East and James Dennis East; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and the Rev. Tommy Benton officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Brad Price.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma "Nannie" (Tomlinson) Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. - Thelma (Nannie) Bishop, 79, of the Natural Tunnel community, entered into rest early Tuesday morning (Aug. 30, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Wise County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Viola Mae Wade Tomlinson. She retired from the Scott County Health Department as a home health nurse.

She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Bishop.

Surviving are her daughters, Vivian Gilbert and husband, John of Clinchport, Va., and Sharon Page and husband, Danny of Clinchport, Va.; sister, Charlene Easterling of Weber City, Va.; special friend, Lester Lawson; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at the homes of Vivian and John Gilbert or Sharon and Danny Page.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Edwards and Minister Phillip Free officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Giles, Jason Page, Chad Page, Shannon Alley, Rocky Blakely and Marc Gilbert.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William D. Bishop Jr.

DUFFIELD, Va. - William D. Bishop Jr., 80, died Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2002) at the James H. Quillen DVAMC in Johnson City.

Born in the Osaka community in Wise County, he was a son of the late William D. and Maggie Clendenon Bishop and was a retired construction worker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Genard Bishop; and sisters, Bertha Peterson and Eva Reynolds.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Peterson Bishop of Duffield; sons, LeRoy Bishop of Kingsport, Steve Bishop of Kingsport, and Jerry Bishop of Delphi, Ind.; daughters, Linda Bishop and Jean Bishop, both of Kingsport; sisters, Marie Dishner of Duffield and Beatrice Bowen of Henderson, Tenn.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Mullins officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Pallbearers will be Michael Peterson, Ray Peterson, Jamie Bishop, Jerry Bishop, Kenneth Dishner and LeRoy Bishop.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Worley Sam Bishop

KINGSPORT - W. Sam Bishop, 83, passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday ( March 23, 2003 ) at his residence.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on Aug. 7, 1919 , he was the son of the late Charles C. and Cora Davidson Bishop. He had resided in this area all but 22 years when he resided and worked in Flagstaff , Ariz.

Mr. Bishop had been employed at Flagstaff Vending and ARA Vending with over 40 years of service. He attended St. Matthew's United Methodist Church . He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and a friend to everyone.

Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Southers; and by three brothers, Ransom Bishop, Bill Bishop and Frank Bishop.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Estella "Jackie" Wright Bishop, of the home; one daughter, Loretta Hicks and husband Jack of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; one son, Skip Bishop and wife Marty of Floyd, Va.; two grandchildren, Sandra Smith and husband Steve of Evans, Ga., and Mike Bishop and wife Jessica of Gilbert, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren; special friends, Ron Kestner and wife Shelley; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Joel Campbell and the Rev. Betty Bishop will officiate.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Jim Bishop, Tom Bishop, Mike Bishop, Kevin Bishop, Howard Fields and Eddie Hicks.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.K. Light, R.L. Southers, Frank Southers, Rex Fields, Bill Boswell, Rob Schafer, Bob Archer, Ron Kestner and Bob Fields.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee , P.O. Box 1135 , Blountville , Tenn. 37617 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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