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Beulah Imogene (Mitchell) Babb

August 24, 1924 - November 22, 2013

Imogene Mitchell Babb, 89, of Kingsport, TN left our presence to be with her Lord on November 22, 2013 at her home following a one-year battle with Cancer.

Born and reared in Kingsport, Imogene was graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and retired in 1985 from Tennessee Eastman Company. One of the most fulfilling periods in her life was serving as youth counselor with her husband Carl at Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. She was presently a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and a friend to all.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Carl Babb in 2010; her mother and step-father, Maxie and Kelsie Wagner; her birth father, William “Bill” Mitchell, when she was 11 months of age; her brother, Charlie Wagner; her brother-in-law, C.D. “Doug” Holt.

Imogene is survived by her sisters, Patsy Wagner Holt of Kingsport, Brenda Wagner Castle and husband Norman of Beckley, WV; four nephews, Michael Holt and wife Nikki, Stephen Holt and wife Lorri of Kingsport, Danny Castle, Eric Castle and wife Tracy of Beckley, WV; two great nephews, Clay Douglas Holt, II of Kingsport and Tyler Castle of Beckley, WV; four great nieces, Grace, Jessi and Kelsie Holt of Kingsport and Lindsey Castle of Beckley, WV; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews by marriage.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will follow the visitation with her great-nephew, Clay Douglas Holt, II conducting the service.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park following the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6027, Kingsport, TN, 37663.

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

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituaries at cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

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
 

John Calvin “Carl” Babb

KINGSPORT - John Calvin Carl Babb, 90, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 2010, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Gate City), he lived in Kingsport most of his life and was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #3. He was retired from Eastman Chemical Corp. after over 30 years of service. He had previously worked for the Mead Corp. Mr. Babb was a member of the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church where he was a member of the mens club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Worley and Sallie Marie Williams Babb; four sisters, Vada Peters, Dora Bowens, Cora Lane and Polly Quillen; and a brother, Olin N. Babb.

Survivors include his loving wife of over 68 years, Imogene Mitchell Babb of the home; two special sisters-in-law, Patsy Wagner Holt of Kingsport, Brenda Wagner Castle and husband, Norman, of Beckley W.Va., and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tom Seay, officiating.

Music will be provided by Danny Fleming.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be members of the mens club of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. Honorary pallbearers are the men of the Fort Henry Arms.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, 631 Lebanon Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Babb, Darnell, Jennings, Flanary, Williams, Woolsey, Jeffries, Taylor, Lane, Wolfe)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Kevin Dwayne Babb

Sep 21, 1984 - Aug 20, 2014

Hiltons, VA - Kevin Dwayne Babb, 29, Hiltons, VA passed away, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Kevin was born in Kingsport, TN on September 21, 1984 to the late Lowell and Shirley Weddle Babb Hall.

In addition to his parents, his grandfathers, Tony Babb and Junior Dale Weddle; grandmother, Margie Dale Dean Weddle; uncle, Jimmy Weddle; paternal great grandparents, Eva and Melvin Parks; maternal great grandparents, Bee and Lilly Dean; paternal great grandparents, Gladys and Kenneth Babb; and maternal great grandparents, Homer and Elsie Weddle preceded him in death.

He is survived by his brother, Lowell Matthew Babb, Hiltons, VA; sister, April Michelle Hall, Hiltons, VA; grandmother, Shelby Jean Babb, Hiltons, VA; aunt, Donna Sanders and husband, Dale, Hiltons, VA, Mary Helen Gobble and husband, June, Lebanon, VA, Carol Sue Cole and husband, Ricky, Lebanon, VA, and Diane Fields and husband, Tim, Nickelsville, VA; uncle, Randy Weddle and wife, Tabatha, Lebanon, VA; step father, Johnny Hall, Hiltons, VA; several special great aunts and great uncles; along with several special cousins and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Mack Daugherty officiating.

Burial will be in the Parks Family Cemetery in Big Moccasin, Nickelsville, VA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gate City Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Kevin Dwayne Babb.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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

Nellie J. (Davis) Babb

February 5, 1940 - September 17, 2013

Kingsport - Nellie J. Babb, 73 of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning September 17, 2013 at Brookhaven Manor following a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbin Babb (2001); parents, James and Dinah Herron Davis; baby sister, Shirley Davis; two brothers, Paul Davis and Hershel Davidson; sister-in-law, Anna Lee Flanary (Sept. 8, 2013).

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Alley and husband Calvin of Church Hill, and Tammie Burrell and husband, Randy of Kingsport; grandsons who were like sons, Thomas Luster of Kingsport and Trae Stillwell and wife Makayla of Kingsport; sister, Connie Clipse and husband Conrad of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of Zinda Shelton, 254 Asheville, Mt. Carmel, TN.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Todd Jennings officiating. Music will be provided by Wendy Aistrop, Calvin Alley and Robin Woodcock.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Special thank you goes out to Taylor Bradshaw, Carolyn Thompson and Danielle Shanks for the special care given during her illness.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Davis, Herron, Gilliam, Tipton, Darnell, Lane, Lawson, Adams)

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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

George David Bailey

June 6, 1935 - June 29, 2014

George David Bailey, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday night (June 29, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN after a brave battle with complications from diabetes.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, George was a 1953 graduate of Sullivan High School in Sullivan Gardens where he excelled as an all-around athlete. He briefly attended Georgia Tech to play football prior to completing his Bachelor's Degree in Education at East Tennessee State College in 1959. Following graduation, he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, and briefly played with their New Jersey farm league before returning to Tennessee to better provide for his wife, Betty, who he married on June 23, 1957, and their first child.

He remained involved in athletics by becoming a teacher at Rogersville where he served as an assistant football coach, played semi-pro ball locally, and spent 16 years as a TSSAA official for baseball, basketball, and football. Later, he followed his father into a career at the United States Postal Service where he spent 37 years until his retirement in 1998.

Throughout these years, he remained a devoted spouse to his wife, steadfast father to his four children, and loving grandfather. He maintained ties to both Mountain View United Methodist Church and Glen Alpine United Methodist Church which is located near the ancestral lands where he enjoyed being a farmer, an activity that was a large part of his personal joy and happiness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Kelly Bailey, Jr., and Irene Steadman Bailey; his father and mother-in-law, Walker Patton Quillen and Mary Strong Quillen; his brother Samuel Bailey; and three brothers-in-law: Eugene Quillen, Robert Fick, and Parker "P.J." Trent.

George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Quillen Bailey; two daughters, Patricia Bailey Fleming and her husband, Jeremy, of Sullivan Gardens and Rhonda Bailey Maupin of Lenoir City, TN; and two sons, Kelly Patton Bailey, and his wife Kelly Jo, of Sullivan Gardens and Dwight Eugene Bailey, AIA, of Atlanta, GA. Survivors also include his baby sister, Barbara Sue Trent of Kingsport, TN; and three sisters-in-law, Florence Bailey, Virginia Fick, and Peggy Bologna. He leaves behind six grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin Overbeck, Betty Reeves, Cody Maupin, Sara Lurcook, Chase Bailey, and Melissa Hembree; 10 great-grandchildren; his uncle Bob Steadman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4-7:00 pm at Glen Alpine United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Rhonda Hobbs officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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. Thursday at 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.

Kingsport Times-News
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Minnie Gertrude (Salling) Baker

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- Mrs. Minnie Gertrude Baker, 71, Route 1, Ft. Blackmore, died early yesterday. [3/29/1983]

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she attended Rivermont Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Kyle Johnson Baker, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Margie) Akers, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one son, Phillip Hal Baker, Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Bess) Taylor, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mrs. Henry (Oma) Casteel, Kingsport.

Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

(Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, March 30, 1983)

Kingsport Times

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

Ona Mae (Perry) Murphy Baker

Ona Murphy Baker, 79, Cocoa, Fla., formerly of Scott County, Va., died at 10:32 p.m. Sunday [3/27/1983] in a Florida hospital.

She was a housewife and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Knittle, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Betty Jean Dryden, Cocoa, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frances Castle, Weber City, Va.; two brothers, J. W. Perry, Gate City, Va. and Austin Perry, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at Gate City Funeral Home and at the residence of a brother, Austin Perry at any time.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Walker Darnell, the Rev. Terry Rhoton and Dr. Cline Welch officiating.

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

Burial will follow in Houston-Dingus Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, March 30, 1983

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

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.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

David Bruce Baldwin

David Bruce Baldwin, 35, 1601 La Salle St., Kingsport, died Tuesday (Oct. 6, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

He was a radiological engineer for Bristol Memorial Hospital and was a Baptist.

He had served two years in the U.S. Army and was president of the Model City Coin Club and a member of Mountain Empire Baseball Card Club, Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy David Baldwin.

Surviving are his wife, Indianola (Kitty) Taylor Baldwin; one daughter, Andrea Christine Baldwin, Kingsport; his parents, Bruce and Dolly Jean Jenkins Baldwin, Clinchport, Va.; two brothers, Donnie Gene Baldwin, Oak Ridge and Anthony Steven Baldwin, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at _ p.m. Friday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane (from J.N. Adams’ collection)

Elizabeth Rebecca (Hall) Baldwin

WOOD, Va. - (Spl.) - Elizabeth Rebecca Baldwin, 76, died in a Lebanon hospital at 10:30 a.m. Monday [1/12/1953.]

She was the widow of H. C. Baldwin and daughter of the late Calloway and Rita Hall, all of Scott County. She is survived by: two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Horton of Dungannon, and Miss Eva Baldwin of Wood; one son, A. P. Baldwin of Honaker; one brother, Frank Hall of Kingsport, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverview

Church in Wood. The Rev. L. G. Herndon and the Rev. V. S. Vaughn will officiate. Burial will be in the Flanary Cemetery.

Kingsport News, Tues, Jan. 13, 1953

Submitted by Don Lane

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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Joyce Ann (Bloomer) Darnell Baldwin

DUFFIELD, Va. — Joyce Ann Baldwin, age 43, of US Highway 23 N, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning (Dec. 26, 2007) with her family by her side.

She was born Oct. 7, 1964 in Sullivan County, Tenn., a daughter of Ella Mae Lane Bloomer and the late Leonard Ray Bloomer. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was a sales associate with the Dollar Store in Duffield, Va.

She is preceded in death by her brother, George Bloomer and several aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby Darnell and Chris Darnell both of Gate City, Va.; daughter, Amanda Flores of Duffield, Va.; mother, Ella Mae Bloomer of Duffield, Va.; three grandchildren, Brittany Darnell, Trevor Darnell and Nevaeh Darnell; sister, Doris Sloan of Duffield, Va.; brothers, Bob Bloomer and wife Patricia of Duffield, Va., Don Bloomer and wife Patricia of Clinchport, Va.; nephews, Douglass Lawson and wife Brittney of Gate City, Va., Scotty Barnette and wife April of Kyles Ford, Tenn., Mitchell Vaughn of Duffield, Va., and George Bloomer, Jr. of South Carolina; nieces, Amanda Tate and husband Andy of Yuma, Va., Pam Gilliam and husband Jerry “Bo” of Wise, Va.; very special aunt and uncle, Larry (Peanut) and Anita Roberts of Kingsport, Tenn.; a host of friends who will greatly miss her also survive.

Calling hours will be Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the homes of Ella Mae Bloomer, Don and Patricia Bloomer or Bobby and Patricia Bloomer.

The funeral will follow in the west chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Gilliam family and the Tate family.

The burial will be Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Lane Cemetery, Bunker section of Duffield, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 12:55 for those services.

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

 

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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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Margaret Baker

 

Duffield, VA - Margaret Baker, 78, Duffield, VA passed away, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, TN.

Born in Scott County, VA on August 5, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Natalie Peterson Baker.

She is survived by her brother, Carroll Baker, Duffield, VA; nieces, Deborah Baker, Elizabeth Baker, and Cindy Tipton; and great nieces and nephews, Kristin Adams, Chance Adams, Jesse Harris, and Jaci Tipton.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral Home with Pastor Robert Stewart officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Sheppard Bowen Cemetery, Duffield, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family would like to thank Hubert Rhoton, Lucy Stephenson, and June Fields for all their love, care, and support for Margaret.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Edward Eugene "Chico" Baldwin

Edward Eugene "Chico" Baldwin, 49, passed away March 24, 2010 at his residence with his family by his side after a brief illness with cancer.

Chico was a lifelong resident of the Duffield area. He attended Rye Cove High School and was of the Baptist faith. He was a long time employee with the Town of Gate City before becoming disabled. He loved working in the garden, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Bloomer Baldwin; his parents, Elmer and Allie Williams Baldwin and a brother-in-law, Grady Owens.

He is survived by his "baby" girl, Amanda Flores, Duffield, VA; mother-in-law, Ella Mae Bloomer, Duffield, VA; brother, Dennis Baldwin, Duffield, VA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kassie Brown, Gate City, VA, Terry and Linda Turner, Duffield, VA, Jack and Shirley Begley, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Kennie and Lisa Adams, Blackwater, VA; nieces and nephews, Tyler Brown, Nick Owens, Nikki Lawson, Madison Owens, Chelsey and Dwayne Frantz, Ronnie Jr., and Jessica Herron, Trista and Dennis Hensley, Skyler and Hunter Hensley, Andy and Sandy Begley, Stacy and Tim Adams, Lakin, Sierra and Kaylee Adams, Travis and Lisa Begley, Addison and Emma Begley, Jesse Begley, Heather and Kevin Osborne, Rashelle and Ryan Osborne, Amanda Adams, Shenna Adams, Alayna Adams and Rachel Baldwin; a host of many good friends whom he loved.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 at Gate City Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Special thanks to Carlene and Clinch River Health Services, the nurses from Advanced Home Health Care, especially Kellie and Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Baldwin family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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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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Clyde (Hensley) Ball

GATE CITY, Va. — Clyde Hensley Ball, 85, entered into rest on Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 11, 1921 to the late Jess and Verdie Lawson Hensley.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Ball, 1993; daughter, Alice Fay Sanders, 2000; son, Jessie Wesley Ball, 2000; sisters, Ollie Lane, Mattie Dockery and Maude Dockery; brothers, Charlie Jim George and Homer Hens-She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and B.B. Quillen, Jr., Juanita and Garnie Williams, Betty and Mack Carrico, all of Gate City, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Mimia and Rufus Pierson, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Kathryn Ball, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Scottie and Karen Williams, Mark Williams, Cindy Austin, Tracey and Cynthia Quillen, David Quillen, Michelle and Marty Hammonds, Adam and Dawn Sanders; great-grandchildren, Victoria (Tori) Gilbert, Bradon Hammonds, Nathaniel and Patrick Quillen, Channing Austin, Samuel and Kristin Williams, Alyssia and Logan Sanders. Several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Joann Quillen.

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

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandson, Mark Williams, Scottie Williams, Tracey Quillen, David Quillen, Adam Sanders and Nathaniel Quillen.

Gate City Funeral Home 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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Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joyce Angelee (Wallen) Ball

Kingsport, TN - Joyce Angelee Ball, 79, Kingsport, TN passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Ms. Ball was born in Scott County, VA on August 24, 1932 to the late Elbert Wallen and Martha Cornelia Dinsmore. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, husband Willard G. Ball and first husband and father of Vickie, Victor C. Warren preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie A. Clark and Dennis of Kingsport, TN; sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey E. Ball and Janice of Kingsport, TN and Dennis R. Ball and Julie of Plymouth, MI; sister, Anna Belle Fields of Gate City, VA; step granddaughter, Jamie Blair; very special granddaughter, Laura Bloomingburg; she was also excited about the arrival of her first great grandchild; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Roy Lane officiating. David and Debra Easterling will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Craft Cemetery, Copper Creek Community.

Memorial contributions may be made to: TCGC Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 2406, Kingsport, TN 37662, and Kingsport Life Saving Crew, 1800 Crescent Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joyce Ball.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Elizabeth (Quillen) Richardson Ball

Oct 6, 1897 - Feb 22, 1992

Margaret Richardson Ball, 94, died Saturday afternoon [2/22/1992) at Durham-Hensley Nursing Home.

She was a member of Stone Dam United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law: Bill and Norma Richardson of Morristown, Neal "Pete" and Charlotte Richardson of New Carlisle, Ohio, H. E. and Edna Richardson of Maryviile, and Fred and Flo Richardson of Red Hook, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 8 o'clock this evening at Doughty-Stevens Chapel. The Rev. Don Alexander will officiate.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Stone Dam Cemetery.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.

The Greeneville Sun, Greeneville, TN, Monday, February 24, 1992

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Margie Lee (Page) Wolfe

November 19, 1922 - October 22, 2014

Margie L. Page Wolfe, age 91, of Duffield, VA, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Nova Nursing Home in Weber City, VA, with her loving family by her side. A native of Scott County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Joe & Laura Williams Page. She was a member of Wolfe’s Chapel Church, Duffield, VA and loved southern gospel music. Margie loved to work the garden on the family farm, and was known to work dawn to dusk. Her greatest joy in life was attending Wolfe’s Chapel Church and serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Wolfe, brothers, James & Charlie Page; sister, Maggie Page; granddaughter, Amy Marie Winston; and a grandson, Christian Hoskins.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Wolfe & wife, Brenda; daughters, Marie Gamble, Shirley Bledsoe & husband, Larry, Brenda Hoskins & husband, Phil; grandchildren, Jerry Allen Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe Brackett, Larry Wayne Bledsoe, Michael Wolfe, Anthony Lee Bledsoe, Scott Bledsoe, Patrick Gamble, McKenzie Hoskins, Madison Hoskins & Ashley Bledsoe; and twelve great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service for Margie L. Page Wolfe will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Wolfe’s Chapel Church, Duffield, VA, with Pastor Steve Vanzant, Pastor Kenneth Neeley & her son-in-law Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating. A Graveside & Committal service will follow at Wolfe Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jimmy Hurd, Al Hurd, Jerry Allen Wolfe, Michael Wolfe, Wayne Bledsoe, Patrick Gamble & Jacob Vanzant. Larry Bledsoe & Paul Vanzant will serve as a honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Saturday at Wolfe’s Chapel Church from 12:00 PM till the service hour.

The family would like to thank the staff of Nova Nursing Home & the CARIS Hospice Nurses for the loving care they gave their mother.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Margie L. Page Wolfe. Oak Hill Funeral and Cremation Services, 800 Truxton Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660, 423-246-4631.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Page, Williams, Sloan, Dykes)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Kate (Darter) Barber

Virginia was born November 2, 1923 in Scott County, Virginia and went home to be with the Lord on December 31, 2012 in Kingsport, TN.

Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Virginia was a self-educated historian who was as knowledgeable as anyone in ancient, world and American history.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter H. Darter and Lena Kate McDavid Darter; three brothers, Peter Jr., Bill and Hiram Darter; husband, Arthur Barber; infant daughters, Mary Ann and Frances Katherine.

She is survived by her sons, Art Barber and wife, Linda, Mike Barber and wife, Lou, Matt Barber and wife, Dinah, Rex Barber Sr. and wife Sandy; daughters, Rita Bellamy and Jess, Bonnie Baker and husband, Pastor Wayne Baker; the joy of her life, her grandchildren, Marianne Silvers, Tim Barber and Sara, Ginny Bellamy, Lisa Bellamy, James Bellamy and Debbie, Andy Bellamy, Matt Bellamy, Morris Baker and Angie, Stephen Baker and Michelle, Shanna Hensley and Eric, Jody Barber and special friend Larry Crowley, Susan Holton and Franklin, Tracy Riordan and Brian, Amy Cornwell and Allen, Gordon Barber, Jason Barber and Amber, Rex Barber Jr. and Jennifer, Tom Barber and Jennifer, Nick Barber and Jessica; her great grandchildren, McGuire, Noah, Joey, Emily, Danny, Mackenzie, Michala, Gunner, Emma, Eric, Sara, Emily, Scott, Alex, Kate, Peyton, Emily, Max, Matt, Marcie, Savannah, Jason, Aidin, Zach, Payton, Alissa, Katie, Jeff, Addison, Ethan, Rachel and Ben; great great grandson, Ashton; sisters, Catherine Darter Haynes, Pauline Darter Collins, Elizabeth Darter Fields, Mary Darter Fields and husband Thomas; sister-in-law, Dorothy Darter; also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 3 pm on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home.

A service will follow at 3 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker and Rev. Morris Baker officiating. Music will be provided by Alvin Goins and Shanna Hensley.

A graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday January 5, 2013 at Fields Family Cemetery, Yuma, VA.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Baker, James Bellamy, Andy Bellamy, Gordon Barber, Jason Barber, Rex Barber Jr., Tom Barber, Nick Barber and Matt Bellamy.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Crown Cypress for the 3 ½ years of loving care and to the staff of Wexford House for their loving care for the last 5 months.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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Roy Clinton Barbour

Roy Clinton Barbour, 55, 662 Gravely Road, Kingsport, died Saturday (April 16, 1994).

He was born in Hawkins Coun­ty, but had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He was employed by Electrolux for 16 years. He was a member of Grav­ely Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, and was also a member of Gravely Ruritan Club. He was a former employee of Giant Food Market for 31 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Barbour; and one brother, Hubert Barbour.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie Bar­bour, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Teresa) Lane, Kings­port and Sher­ry Barbour, of the home; one son, Michael Barbour, Knoxville; six grand­children; his mother, Belle Ar­nold Barbour, Kingsport; two sisters, Eva Wallen, Jonesville, Va. and Margaret Wallen, Kings­port; three brothers, Melvin Bar­bour, Kingsport, Jimmy Barbour, Greenville, S.C. and Carl Bar­bour, Marietta, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Gravely Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Crawford and the Rev. Danny Grace officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence W. Barger

GATE CITY, Va. - Clarence W. Barger, 45, died unexpectedly at the Laughlin Clinic in Greeneville, Tenn., Tuesday. [10/11/1960]

He was life-long resident of Scott Co., and a member of the Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Catlett Masonic Lodge No. 35 of Gate City.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Larkey Barger, Hiltons, Va.; one daughter. Miss Mary Ann Barger, Hiltons, Va.; three sons, Carl E. Barger and Michael E. Barger, Hiltons, Va.; John R. Barger, Gate City; his mother, Mrs. Mary Moore Barger; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Baker, Kingsport, Mrs. J. G. Shaffer, Royal Oak, Mich., Mrs. J. E. Myers, Blountville; four brothers, Arthur E. Barger, Hiltons, Va., W. W. Barger, Gate City, James P. Barger, Hiltons, Va. and George E. Barger, Seattle, Wash.

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

The body will be taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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GATE CITY, Va. - Funeral services for Clarence W. Barger, 43, who died at the Laughlin Clinic in Greeneville, Tuesday [10/11/1960,] will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Hilton Methodist Church. Rev. H. C. Camper and Rev. Paul Blessing will officiate. Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery. Catlett Masonic Lodge No. 35 of Gate City will conduct graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Glen Spangler, Joe Fugate, Jack Sampson, J. E. Owen, Gale Bellamy, Beryl Armstrong, Clyde Vermillion, Garman Hilton.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, October 12, 13, 1960

Submitted by Don Lane

James Palmer Barger

James “Jim” Palmer Barger, 81 of Hiltons, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a life-long resident of Hiltons and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Mason-Dixon Truck Lines after 34 years of service. Jim was a born-again Christian and when his health permitted, attended Glenwood Community Church in Hiltons. He was an avid deer hunter and had been a Gate City football fan since 1969.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Barger; sister, Verna Myers; brothers, Arthur Barger, Clarence Barger and William Barger, Jr.; half-sisters, Bertha Baker and Nannie Shaffer; half-brother, Zan Barger.

Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beatrice “Bea” Tyree Barger of Hiltons; daughter, Anita Ketron and husband Terry of Gate City; sons, Randall Barger and wife Kaye of Hiltons, Darrell Barger of Hiltons, Stanley Barger of Blountville and Wendell Barger of Hiltons; grandchildren, Stephanie Barger, Dianna Atkins, Brian Barger, Jared Ketron, Justin Barger, Jeremy Ketron, Rachel Barger, Levi Barger, Amber Lane, Kayla Barger, Dustin Barger and Daniel Barger; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ronnie Horne officiating. Music will be provided by The Glenwood Singers and Billy Moore.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Hermon UMC Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Clark, Gary McMurray, Wilbur Ketron, Perry Robinette, Wes Hicks, Randy Moore and Lawrence Carter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glenwood Community Church or the Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

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

 

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Squire Elkannah Barker

Squire E. Barker, 88, 1602 W. Sullivan St., Kingsport, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday (May 24, 1988) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

A native of Maces Springs, Va., he came to Kingsport in 1931. He owned and operated Barker's Grocery Store on W. Sullivan for 53 years, retiring at age 85.

Mr. Barker was a member of Stone Drive United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Nickels Barker, Kingsport; one son, Glenn N. Barker, Kingsport; one sister, Vada Olinger, Hiltons, Va.; one brother, Thurman Barker, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home (downtown).

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mack Turner and the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane (from J.N. Adams’ collection)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frank Denny Barnette

October 25, 1947 - January 14, 2014

Lorain, OH - Frank Denny Barnette, 66 of Lorain, Ohio, answered Jesus’ call to come on home to heaven on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his residence. Born in Clinchport, VA, Frank had lived in Lorain since 1969. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army and retired from Ford Motor Company where he was a very dedicated Ford Motor Company employee. He loved NASCAR and was a big Carl Edwards fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mercer and Martha Owens Barnette; sisters, Margaret Baker and Venus Easton; brother, M. M. Barnette.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Rita Barnette Woods and husband Carlos of Sparta, TN; sisters, Eola Barnette Rhoton of Kingsport, Bobbie Stone and husband Earnest of Vermillion, OH; brothers, Kenneth Barnette and wife Brenda of Weber City and Jackson “Bill” Bloomer and wife Chaiba of Kingsport; grandchildren, Chianne Hoke, Kyle Hinkle, Andrew Woods and Kolt Chantz Woods; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12- 2 p.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the home of the brother, Kenneth Barnette.

A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh officiating. Music will be provided by the Ronnie Hood Singers.

A military graveside service will follow at Hollie Bloomer Cemetery in Duffield, VA with the American Legion Post #3/265 conducting the rites. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

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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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Kathleen T. (Barnett) Barnette

Kingsport – Kathleen T. Barnette, our mother, our best friend was born on February 2, 1923 and peacefully departed at her home on January 23, 2013.

She was born in Scott County, Virginia but spent most of her life in the Kingsport area. She was a homemaker, and mother of nine children whom she devoted her entire life to. She loved to spend time with family and friends and enjoyed making vegetable and flower gardens. She was a chartered member of Freedom Independent Missionary Baptist Church where she loved to have fellowship and sing praises unto the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Barnette; sons, Denver Jackson Barnette and Danny Dean Barnette; a grandson, Billy Ray Barnette; a granddaughter, Debbie Lynn Smith; her father, Lloyd Barnette & wife Edna; mother, Eulola Tilda Lane & husband Ray; along with her sister, Monnie Reed.

She is survived by her four sons, Elmo Barnette, Lonnie Barnette & wife Debbie, Roger Barnette, Joe Barnette & wife Clenita; three daughters, Joyce Mullins, Helen Sensabaugh & husband Pastor Andy, Eulola Joan Light & husband Carl Light, Jr.; two daughters- in-law, Kathy Barnette and Vicky Barnette; sister, Opal Chapman; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. She had a special little helper, great granddaughter, Kloie Lewis and great niece, Rachel Reed and a lifelong friend, Nancy Nelms.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Freedom Baptist Church, 1536 Independence Avenue, Mt. Carmel, TN. Funeral services will follow in the church with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh, Rev. Chuck Grimm, and Rev. Ed McClain, officiating. Music will be provided by True Faith Quartet, Chris Holder and Donna Freeman.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Kingsport Presbyterian Cemetery, Kingsport. Pallbearers are James Sensabaugh, Kelly Lewis, Jacob Lewis, Charlie Phillips, Carl Light Jr. and Dearl Hass. Bill Mullins will be an honorary pallbearer.

The family wants to thank Dr. Daniel Carroll and staff along with Amedisys Hospice Care.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is serving Mrs. Kathleen T. Barnette’s family.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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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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Luke Lee Barnette Jr.

KINGSPORT — Luke L. Barnette Jr., 80, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday (Jan. 21, 2013), at the Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a native of Eidson, Tenn., and the son of the late Luke Lee and Willie Ethel Barnett Sr. Mr. Barnette retired from the grocery business. He was a member of North Kingsport Church of God.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Lynn Barnette; and a is wife of 61 years, Zelda Barnette; son, Keith Barnette and wife, Argelene; daughter, Leigh Ann Bridgman and husband, Jeffrey; grandsons: Brian Jason Barnette and George Luke Barnette; brother, Donald Barnett and wife, Sheila; sisters, Jimmie Stapleton and husband, Carl, and Peggy Allen; along with many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins; several beloved friends, neighbors, brother, Benny Carl Barnett.

Survivors include his and church family.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Timothy Owen and Rev. Wayne Baker officiating. Music will be under the direction of Donnie Robertson, soloist and Jim Scott, pianist.

Interment services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Everyone is asked to assemble in the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. for the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Bourn, Vestel Coffey, Glenn Hurt, Jim Testerman, Harold Fitch, Kenneth Zollman, Bradley Alen, Robert W. Carroll and Jim Oaks.

East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Barnette family

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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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Paul James Barnett

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Paul James Barnett departed this life on Oct. 18, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif., at age 85.

He was born in Premier, W.Va., to Orban P. Barnett and Bessie Snapp Barnett on Aug. 1, 1928.

He attended Union School and Cleveland High School in Scott County, Va.

He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and served four years in service. After his discharge, he made his home in Sacramento, Calif. He was employed by Libby Can Company until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan Hilton Barnett; a brother, Charles Wesley Barnett; a niece, Debbie Barnett; and son-in-law, Steve Medrow.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Medrow, Tinley Park, Ill.; stepdaughter, Cathyleen Hilton, Sacramento, Calif.; stepson,

Thomas Hilton, Sacramento, Calif.; grandson, Scott Medrow, Scottsdale, Ariz.; granddaughter, Sara (Dave) Claahsen, Tinley Park, Ill.; great-granddaughter, Emily Rose Claahsen; great-grandson, Cody Hilton; one brother, Bill (Vicky) Barnett, Rockford, Tenn.; and four sisters, Ethel Taylor, Gate City, Va., Mildred (John) Height, Dayton, Ohio, Thelma Birmingham, Ocoee, Fla., and Rosa Lee (Glen) Castle, Auburn, Ga.

Burial is Friday (Oct. 25, 2013) in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sacramento, Calif.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Barnette, Jones, Pendleton, Wallen, Reynolds, Snapp, Kimbler, Estep, Lane, Carter)

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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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Carrie Ethel (Lane) Barner

Carrie Barner, 83, died Saturday (June 10, 1995) at her residence after an extended illness.

She was a member of Grassey Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Doc" Barner and one son, Wayne Barner.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Wanda) Clemmons, Kingsport and Mrs. Paul (Carol) Short, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one son, William "Bill" Barner, Baltimore, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Birdie Hite, Kingsport, and Oma Lane, New Oxford, Penn.; one brother, Bruce Lane, Rogersville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Coats officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the East Memorial Park.

 

(I have not documented Carrie’s ancestry and possible connections to Scott Co. It is possible that her parents were James Lane and Hassie Bell Manis Lane of Hancock Co, TN. (Don Lane))

 

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, June 11, 1995

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Victoria Bernice (Bright) Bays

HILTONS, Va. - Victoria Ber­nice Bays, 71, Route 1, Hiltons, Va., died Sunday (April 10, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

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

She was preceded in death by her father, L.B. Bright; one brother; one daughter.

Surviving are her hus­band, James Fred Bays; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Carter, Hiltons, Va.; two grandchildren; four

great-grand­children; her mother, Mrs. Lessie Hooker Bright, Hiltons, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Taylor, Fort Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Faye Taylor, Knox­ville; three brothers, General Paul Bright, Johnny Bright, both of Hiltons, Va., James Fred Bright, Athens, Tenn.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Fu­neral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Sam Neeley and the Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery.

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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 .

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Lillian Marie (Williams) Spivey Baxter

Lillian Spivey Baxter, 76, 1749 Granby Road, Kingsport, died Wednesday (April 6, 1994) at Hol­ston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She lived in Wilmington, N.C., for 18 years, living the rest of her life in Kingsport. She was of the Holiness faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Spivey; one brother, Ray Williams; one sis­ter, Annie Bowens; and one half­-sister, Rita Jean Kegans; one great-grandson; one great-grand­daughter.

She was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle Williams. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gaines E. (Jean) Mullins, Blountville, Mrs. Robert (Ellen) Trusler, High Point, N.C., Mrs. Robert (Helen) Carter, Kingsport and Mrs. Carl (Patsy) Brannon, Wilmington, N.C.; four sons, William Charles Spivey, Cockeyville, Md., Dewey Curtis Spivey, Kingsport, Robert­ H. Spivey, Elizabethton, Ky., and Harlan R. Spivey, Weber City, Va.; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-­grandchildren; four step-grandchil­dren and five step-great-grand­children; her stepmother, Minnie Winegar, Church Hill; two sis­ters, Dora Stokes, Gate City, Va., and Ruby Blessing, Yuma, Va.; three half-sisters, Alice Winegar, North Carolina, Lou Ella Moore and Josephine Morrison, both of Yuma, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home or anytime at the home of Curtis Spivey, 1025 Coo­per Street, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Buford Blan­kenbecler and the Rev. Larry An­derson officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pall­bearers.

Burial will be at the Spivey Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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