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Obituaries
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Arnold Lee Begley

Mr. Arnold Lee Begley, 81, Kingsport, TN was welcomed into the arms of our Father in heaven, Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

Arnold Begley was born in Scott County, VA on August 18, 1930, the son of the late Roy Maxwell Begley and Lina Owens Begley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Roy Begley.

Surviving is his wife, Dorothy Brickey Begley, Kingsport, TN; daughters, Pamela R. Jones and husband Jeff, Lexington, SC, Helen Susie Mays, Kingsport, TN; sons Bobby L. Begley and wife Diane, Wise, VA, Donald E. Begley and wife Robin, Knoxville, TN, Terry A. Begley and wife Billie Joe, Ft. Blackmore, VA ; brothers, Ralph E. Begley and wife Lona, Whitesburg, KY, James Begley and wife Diane, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Jackie Begley and wife Shirley Jean, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Jimmy Baker and wife Wilma, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sister Mattie Horton and husband Larry, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Cristy McNutt and husband Rowdy, Matt Laney and wife Beth, Kevin Begley, Jason Begley, Brandy McCullough and husband Donnie, Autumn Mays, Isaiah Mays, Wendy Addington, Carri Addington, Brooklyn Miller, Garrett Begley, Jacob Boyd and Annie Marie Epps, Six great grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Arnold Begley (Papaw) was a loving husband, father and friend. He was a warm generous, giving man who loved his family, loved his dog, baby and loved all living things. He served in the United States Army as Sgt. First Class 1951-1957 in the United States, Japan and Korea. Mr. Begley was a police officer in Chicago, IL in the 1960s and worked for Thomas Construction until he retired.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, December 26, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. L.W. "Red" Salling and Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA, assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Brickey Cemetery in the Wood community of Scott County, VA. Rowdy McNutt, Greg Parker, Tommy Sawyer Jr., Mark Summey, Teddy Parker, Blake Parker and Josh Parker will serve as pallbearers; Claude Summey, Angelo Strazzante and Kyle Horne will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., to go in procession to the graveside service.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jean (Eads) Begley

Pigeon Forge, TN - Mrs. Betty Jean Begley, 79, Pigeon Forge, TN passed away, Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Le Conte Medical Center, Sevierville, TN.

Mrs. Begley was born in Scott County, VA on December 10, 1932, the daughter of the late Homer Jack and Lily Leora Fields Eads.

In addition to her parents, her husband, James C. Begley, and brothers, Roy A. Eads, Glen J. Eads, and Ronald Eads preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son James Anthony Begley and wife, Angie, Sevierville, TN; grandchildren, Brandon Begley, Alexa Begley, Brian Begley, and Brittany Begley; sister, Ida Faye Ball, Weber City, VA; brother, Bob Eads, Church Hill, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12- 2 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Rev. Gary Eads officiating. Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Betty Jean Begley.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Callie (Gillenwater) Begley

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- Callie Gillenwater Begley, 73, died at her home Sunday morning 7:30 o'clock after a lingering illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Copper Creek Baptist Church .

She is survived by her husband, Harman Begley, Fort Blackmore; five daughters, Mrs. M. M. Dickerson, Roanoke, Va., Mrs. David Cook, Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Edgar Alley, Church Hill, Mrs. Ralph Ledford, Morganton, N. C., Mrs. Clark McKinney, Marion, N. C.; three sons, Robie Gillenwater, Fort Blackmore, Glen Gillenwater, Akron, Ohio, Palmer Gillenwater, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. T. R. Lane, Fort Blackmore, Mrs. C. W. Green, Marion, N. C.; one brother, S. F. Gillenwater, Gate City; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant Church .  Rev. James P. Boatright and Rev. Vollie B. Thacker will officiate.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and flowerbears will be granddaughters.

The body will remain at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City until one hour before services.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, January 30, 1962)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Corbin Lynn Begley

April 9, 1992 - June 8, 2014

Corbin Lynn Begley, 22, of Newport, TN went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 8, 2014.

He was born in Kingsport, had lived in this area most of his life and was currently residing in Newport. Corbin graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2010. He was a former employee of Munchies Gas Station in Fall Branch. Corbin was a loving father, husband, son and brother. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and anything outdoors.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Joe Herron, Rev. Mike Vicars and all the family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Orben Begley.

Surviving are his loving wife, Rachel Carter Begley; son, Jeremiah Gage Begley; mother, Brenda Beard; father, Martin “Marty” Begley; sister, Leandra Seymore and husband, Paul; brothers, Shawn Wray and Matthew Lee; maternal grandmother, Dora Holliman, maternal grandfather, Charles Beard; paternal grandmother, Patsy Ferguson; several aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 pm Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3pm in the funeral home chapel with Joe Herron and Rev. Dewey Shaffer officiating. Music will be provided by the Calvary Free Will Baptist Church singers.

A graveside service will held at 3 pm Monday, June 16, 2014 at Tri Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Carter-Trent Funeral Home at 2 pm Monday to go in a procession.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with a college fund for his son, Jeremiah, C/O Rachel C. Begley, 424 Silverwalk Way, Newport, TN 37821.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the family of Corbin Begley.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Begley, Estep, Adams, Babb, Owens, Fields, Lane)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Darrell James Begley

Darrell Begley, 49, 1743 Madison Street, Kingsport, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 1995) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsport, lived in Detroit, Michigan for two years, and returned to Kingsport in 1976.

He was an assistant machine operator for Bristol Metals. He was a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter "C". He was a veteran of Viet Nam serving with the 101st Airborne Division.

He attended the Glenwood Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Lottie Moore Begley.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Melton Begley, Kingsport; two daughters, Gina Godsey and Keri Lynn Begley, both of Kingsport; one step-son, Gregory Melton, Kingsport; two grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Hudson, Crofton, Md., Gayla Hatch, Steep Falls, Me., and Donna L. Arnold, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, February 24, 1995

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Gaynell (Perry) Begley

DUFFIELD, Va. — Gaynell Perry Begley, 55, went home to be with the Lord Friday (Dec. 19, 2008).

She was preceded in death by her parents, John William Perry and Etta Jewel Hall Perry; two sisters, Sarah Robertson, Ona Starnes; two brothers, Curtis Perry, Valentine Perry.

Surviving are her husband, Linis Begley of the home; three daughters, Tammy Renea Begley Springen of Kingsport, Samantha Kate Begley of Duffield, Penny Michelle Begley of Duffield; three sisters, Darlene Sue Bowen and husband, Larry of Hiltons, Julia Bernice Mitchell of Nickelsville, Nancy Hass and husband, Clifford of Duffield; two brothers, Gerald Perry of Duffield, Roy Perry of York, Pa.; three grandchildren, Katie Michelle Sullins of Duffield, Clara Renea Sullins of Duffield, Melinda Darlene Sullins of Duffield; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Stoney Creek, Ft. Blackmore with Rev. Larry Browder and Delmo Jessie.

Music by Toke Hensley Singers.

Burial will follow funeral services at Begley Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Darnell, David Mitchell, Jackie Perry, Matt Cruby, Wayne Thacker, Ronnie Starnes, Gilbert Begley, Lester Begley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Begley Jr., David Hall, Dewey Starnes, Larry Bowen, Joe Springen.

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a lady with a heart of gold.

Special thanks to Clinch River Health Services, doctor, nurses and staff of Indian Path Hospital.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia (Williams) Begley

SNEEDVILLE - Georgia Begley entered into rest Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001) at her residence.

Born Oct. 20, 1920 in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of Worley and Mary Head Williams.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Begley was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Begley; a daughter Lula Edens; two sisters, Stella and Eddie Cloud; and one brother, Roy Elmer Williams.

Surviving are two sisters, Virginia Cloud, Indiana, and Mattie Begley, Edison; two grandchildren, Anita D. Stewart Perry, Sneedville, and Paula R. Edens, Edison; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie N. Ramey, Edison, and Jason D. Perry, Sneedville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Harmon C. Begley

Harmon C. Begley, age 90, of Montpelier, Ind., passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1911 in Fort Blackmore , the son of the late Peter and Hannah Jane (Estep) Begley.

He was a Navy Veteran and retired from the City of Montpelier after several years of service.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Montpelier , Ind.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, P. Shirlene Binegar; a sister and three brothers.

His survivors include his wife, Dovie C. Lane Begley, whom he married March 14, 1964; five step daughters, Marie (Dewey) Zent, Warren, Ind., Hazel Cook, Bristol, Tenn., Elsie Alley, Church Hill, Tenn., Inez Ledford, Morganton, N .C. and Larue McKinney, Marion, N .C.; one stepson, Palmer Gillenwater, Baltimore, Mary.; step son-in- law, John Binegar, Penneville, Ind.; nieces, June Brickey, Marie Anderson, Ruth Sarvor, Wanda B. Darnell, Gladys B.Babb, Mattie B. Moore; nephews, Joe W. Begley, E.C. Begley, Jr., Kenneth Begley, Cecil Lane, Cecil (Tiny) Begley, Oscar (Tom) Begley, Jimmy Rhea Begley, Jackie Begley, James Begley, Ralph Begley and Arnold Begley.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Glancy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Taylor and the Rev. Billy Stanton officiating.

Burial followed at Brookside Memorial Park in Montpelier , lnd.

Glancy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hettie Mildred (Penley) Begley

DUNGANNON, Va. - Hettie Mildred Begley , 64, Route 1, entered into rest Saturday ( Jan. 22, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Kingsport , Tenn. on June 9, 1935 , a daughter of the late Sam and Carrie Peak Penley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Penley [Begley]; daughters, Carrie Peak Penley, Thelma Christine Begley , and Brenda Joann Begley ; sons, Carl Begley , Rickey Lawrence Begley , and Aaron Russell Begley .

Surviving are her daughter, Doris Mae Begley , Gate City; sons, Eckle Matthew Begley and Wade Earful Begley , both of Kingsport; sisters, Thelma White, Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Duncan, Norton, Va. and Genvie Penley, Kingsport; brother, Eckle Penley, Coeburn, Va.; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Green's Chapel Church in the Stoney Creek area, with the Rev. Stanley Tate officiating. Mrs. Begley will lie in state one hour prior to the services. Music will be provided by James and Evelyn Brickey.

Interment will be in Laney Cemetery on High Knob Mountain . Pallbearers will be Rickey Begley , Stanley Begley , James Hall, Timmy Begley , Matt Penley, and Keith Summey.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ida Estol (Hall) Begley

Ida Hall Begley, 94, entered into rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday ( Feb. 16, 2004 ) with her family by her bedside.

Born Sept. 5, 1909 in Scott County , Va. , she had spent most of her life in Kingsport . She was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and talking with friends.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Hall; her husband, William Horton Begley; daughter, Audrey Mae Fletcher; grandson, Chauncy Gale Fletcher; three sisters, Etta Hall, Ora Montgomery and Della Jean Smith; six brothers, Coy Hall, Lincoln Hall, Elmer Hall, Ronald Hall, Clarence Hall and Garnett Hall.

Surviving are three daughters, Faye Calhoun, Joyce Begley, Kingsport, Edna Churchwell, Mount Carmel; four sons and daughters-in-law, G.C. and Shelby Begley, Royce and Euna Mae Begley, Church Hill, Douglas and Elsie Begley, Mount Carmel, Buddy and Grace Begley, Kingsport; two sisters, Madalene Murrell, Kingsport, Gladys Baker, Gate City, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Clay and Erma Hall, Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Pauline Hall, Kingsport, Geneva Hall, Kingsport, Helen Shupe, Kingsport, Hazel Hillman, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brothers-in-law, Hubert Begley, Gray and Jessie Begley, Gray; eight granddaughters, Reda Rowell, Kathy Johnson, Karen Farley, Angela Morris, Felicia Begley, Shara Malone, Sharlene Malone and Velma Still; seven grandsons, Richard Begley, Dewayne Begley, David Begley, Stephen Begley, Brian Malone, Jimmy Lane, Darroll Lane; 20 great-grandchildren; 25 stepgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown. The family will also receive friends anytime at the residence, 1034 Sharondale Ave. , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Junior Parker, the Rev. Mike Stout and the Rev. Roy Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lone Star Trio.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church Hill Memorial Gardens , Church Hill.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Richard, David, Dewayne and Stephen Begley, Jimmy and Darroll Lane , and Brian Malone; nephews, David Hall and Charles Murrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

The family request that memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, c/o Jericho Children's Program, P.O. Box 5548 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Special thanks to Wellmont Home Health and Hospice and Dr. Lesley Jones.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ina Jean Begley

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mrs. Ina Jean Begley , 61, passed from this life early Thursday morning ( Nov. 12, 1998 ) at her residence. Born Feb. 17, 1937 in Scott County , Va. , she was the daughter of the late Callis and Lizzie Begley .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Annie O'Quinn.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jane Eischen, Kingsport, and Melissa Begley , Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two sons, Billy Joe Begley, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Ronald (Rooster) Begley , Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Gladys) Babb, Coeburn, Va., and Mrs. Delmar (Wanda) Darnell, Dungannon, Va.; four brothers, Charles (Wig) Laney, Norton, Va., Jimmie Begley , Dallas, N.C., Oscar (Tom) Begley , Weber City, Va., and Cecil (Tiny) Begley , Dungannon, Va.; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Darnell and the Rev. James Mann officiating.

Interment will be in the Begley family cemetery, Ft. Blackmore , Va. Sons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

James G. "Jay" Begley

James G. (Jay) Begley, 71,735 Howard St., died at 6 a.m. Saturday [11/10/1973] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport since 1940. He was employed in the Acetate Yarn Division of Tennessee Eastman Company for 20 years before retiring seven years ago. He was a member of Howard Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lina Dillon Begley, daughters, Mrs. Edd (Ann) Hurst of Kingsport and Mrs. Charles (Muriel) Crofoot, Rodes, Calif.; sons, Keith, Don and H. C. Begley, all of Kingsport, and Ron Begley, Rockville, Md.; sister, Mrs. Sarah Dillon, Kingsport; brothers, Ballard and Luther Begley, both of Kingsport; Henry, Eidson, Tenn., and Gilmer Begley, Clinchport, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for James G. (Jay) Begley will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at Howard Hill Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. R. C. Hammonds and Rev. Carson Barnette officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until one hour before the services, when it will be taken to the church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class at the church. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in charge.

(Son of Houston C. & Eliza (Edens) Begley)

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Lee Bellamy

March 15, 1935 - April 28, 2014

Jessie Bellamy, 79, of Weber City, passed away (Monday April 28, 2014) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, she retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 32 years of service.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Weber City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Georgia Bellamy; and is survived by a several cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 12-1pm Thursday (May 1, 2014) at First Baptist Church, Weber City. A funeral service will follow at 1pm with Pastor Lester Morelock and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Burial follow at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the deacons of the church.

 

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Walker Begley

December 26, 1923 - December 29, 2013

Fort Blackmore, VA. — Joe W. Begley, 90, passed away Sunday, (Dec. 29, 2013) at his residence. Joe was born and grew up in Fort Blackmore, Va. to Nannie Fraysier Begley and Emory Cox Begley Sr., and graduated from Midway High School, after high school he went to work in a machine shop at a Norfolk Shipyard for the Navy, 1942-1943. He retired from Holston Defense Corp. after 25 yrs. of service and served on the Board of Directors of Clinch River Health Services, Scott Farmers Co-op and Scott County Water and Soil, and served on the Scott County Board of Supervisors. Joe was member of Fincastle Masonic Lodge #33 and a member of Fort Blackmore United Methodist Church. Joe operated a family sawmill and was a lifelong farmer.

He is preceded in death by his wife Jo Presley of 57 years, granddaughter Nichole Wolfe, son-in-law Johnny Wolfe, sister Wilma Begley and brother Fred R. Begley, grandparents Monroe and Lucy Owens Fraysier, Peter and Jane Estep Begley.

Survived by his family Judy Wolfe of Weber City, Steve Begley and wife Anna Lee of Ft. Blackmore, Ann Sawyer and husband Norman of Ft. Blackmore and Lyn Darnell and husband Tim of Ft. Blackmore, granddaughters Christy McNew and husband Danny, Stephanie Tignor and husband Dougie, Jessica Jobe and husband John, Sara Gardner and Megan Reynolds and husband Michael, grandsons Jason Wolfe, Jon Begley and wife Cindy and Ethan Darnell, great-granddaughters Kassie Chaffin and husband Lucas, Talia Elliot, Shadie Elliot, Macee Gardner, Camryn Begley and Jaylin Begley,

great-grandsons Byron Wolfe, Braeden McNew, Holden McNew, Adam Tignor, Mason Reynolds and Haiden Jobe, great-great granddaughter Riley Chaffin, sisters Marie Anderson, June Vaughan and husband Haskel, brother E.C. (Bill) Begley Jr. and wife Sylvia of Kingsport, sister-in-law Helen Begley of Weber City.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, (Dec. 31, 2013) at Colonial funeral home from 5-7 p.m. with Masonic services at 7:00 p.m. Fincastle Lodge #33. The body will be taken to the church one hour to lie in state. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, (Jan. 1, 2014) at Fort Blackmore United Methodist Church with Rev. Jackie Strickler officiating. Music will be provided by Pine Grove Harmony.

Graveside services will follow at Begley Family Cemetery in Fort Blackmore. Pallbearers will be family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church c/o Phillip Lane 114 Crawdad Dr. Fort Blackmore Va. 24250.

Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. of Weber City, VA. is honored to serve the Begley family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kathern Lucille (Tipton) Begley

Mrs. Kathern Lucille Tipton Begley, 61, Dungannon, VA passed away, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Begley was born in Scott County, VA on February 18, 1950, the daughter of the late Palmer Tipton and Eliza Elizabeth Necessary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Starnes, and an infant brother, Timmy Necessary.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Begley, Dungannon, VA; daughter, Pam Fields and husband, Sam, Duffield, VA; sons, Terry Begley, Duffield, VA and Jerry Begley and wife, Kimberly, Duffield, VA; grandchildren, Paige Fields, Saige Fields, Mallorie, Fields, Cole Begley, Conner Begley, and Brian Austin; sisters, Gladys Begley, Duffield, VA, Gaynell Gillenwater, Weber City, VA, and Peggy Rhoton, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brothers, Bobby Ray Necessary, Weber City, VA and Gary Necessary, Big Stone Gap, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Rhoton and the Rev. Jack McCracken officiating. Durham's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Carter Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to convey a special thank you to Bill Begley and Alice Begley for all of their help.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lucille Begley.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Keith Milburn Begley

KINGSPORT - Keith Milburn Begley, 76, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Begley was born on Jan. 6, 1928 in Exeter, Va., to the late James G. (Jay) and Lina Dillon Begley. He lived the majority of his life in Kingsport. Mr. Begley was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Mr. Begley retired from Holston Army Ammunition Plant in 1990. He was a previous member of the Bloomingdale Ruritan, the Kingsport Elks Lodge, the Kingsport Moose Lodge, and the American Legion Hammond Post #3. He loved hunting, boating and skiing. In short, he just loved to play.

In addition to his parents, two sisters, Muriel D. Begley Crofoot and Anna Mae Begley Hurst; and three brothers, H.C. Begley, Ronald Amos Begley and Donald Andy Begley preceded Mr. Begley in death.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ina Pauline (Polly) Begley; two sons, Robert P. Begley and wife Maeva Elliott Begley, and James K. (Jim) Begley and wife Billie Colvin Begley; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Entombment services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. 4. Friends and family should arrive by 10:50 a.m.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #155, c/o Kenneth Breeding Jr., Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, TN 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Begley family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth Lee “Wagner” Begley

Kingsport , TN - Mr. Kenneth Lee “Wagner” Begley, 84, Kingsport , TN passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at Erwin Health Care, Erwin, TN. Mr. Begley was born in Scott County , VA on April 5, 1926 , the son of the late Garland Lane and Maggie Lee Begley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dingus Begley; a daughter, Mary Ann Begley; and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his daughters, Norma Jean Strickler and husband, James, Kingsport, TN and Norma Lee Gillenwater and husband, Gary Lee, Kingsport, TN; eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth and Paula; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. , Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Susan Anderson officiating. A quartet of family members will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Begley Family Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Kenneth Lee Begley.

Gate City Funeral Home Obituaries Via Internet Site.
Submitted by Don Lane  

Kyle M. Begley

Kyle M. Begley, 77, of Weber City, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Begley was born June 18, 1935, in Scott County, Virginia. He was the son of the late Elmore Begley and Dollie Summey Begley Green.

He proudly served his country as a member of the Tennessee National Guard.

Mr. Begley was retired from employment as a security guard at T.C. Robinson High School (Asheville, NC).

He was of the Baptist faith and had, in past years, attended Cassells Chapel (Dungannon, VA).

Everyone who knew Kyle knew him as someone who loved life and loved to have a good time. He was known for his laughter and sense of humor and for being a “cut up”. His family and friends were all very dear to his heart and he loved them all very much.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Begley; a brother, Bobby Begley, and 2 half-brothers, Roy E. Green and Delano Green.

Survivors of Kyle M. Begley include his wife, Doris Jean Ponder Begley (Weber City, VA); 3 sons, James Martin Begley and wife Dawn (Leicester, NC), Terry Lynn Begley and wife Trish (Asheville, NC), and Kenneth Eugene Begley and wife Nancy (Leicester, NC); daughter, Valerie Kay Begley Arrington and husband Steve (Weber City, VA); a half-brother, Douglas Green and wife Deloris (Hollywood, MD); special first cousin, Eyvonne James (Maryland); 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; many, many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Deacon Dale Hall, Pastor Bill Ponder, and Pastor Nelson Ponder will officiate. Music will be provided by Cassells Chapel Singers.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Carter Cemetery (Fort Blackmore, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 12:00 p.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and remaining grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center (Church Hill, TN) and Wellmont Hospice for all their loving care of Kyle and support of his family.

Serving the family of Kyle M. Begley is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lizzie Laura (Laney) Begley

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Lizzie Laura Begley, 80, died Saturday ( Jan. 2, 1993 ) at her residence after an extended Illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Gladys) Babb, Coeburn, Va., Ina Jean Begley, Ft. Blackmore, and Mrs. Delmar (Wanda) Darnell, Dungannon; four sons, Charles (Wig) Laney, Norton, Jimmy Begley, Dallas, N.C., Oscar “Tom” Begley, Blountville, and Cecil (Tiny) Begley, Dungannon; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde Laney, Wise, and Essie (Bob) Laney, Coeburn.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funera1 Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pine-Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Wa1ker Darnell and the Rev. James Mann officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marvin Kenneth Begley

GRAY - Marvin K. Begley, 77, 140 Briarwood Drive, Gray, died Monday (April 25, 1994) at his resi­dence after an extended illness.

He was a native of Appalachia, Va., and had spent most of his life in the Johnson City/Gray area. Mr. Begley was a son of the late Willard and Nancy Brickey Beg­ley. He was a World War II Army veteran with the O.S.S. division. Mr. Begley was a lifetime member and color guard captain with the VFW Post No. 4933, Blountville. He retired as a foreman from Tennes­see Eastman Corp. after 43 years of employment. Mr. Begley was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, T.T. and Kermit Begley and two sisters, Cornie Begley and Bobbi Begley.

Surviving are his wife, Theola Kinley Begley; four daughters, Shirley Evans, Pennington Gap, Va., Nancy Hawks, Glenda Williams and Connie Meader, all of Johnson City; one son, Marvin Begley Jr., Blountville; nine grandchildren and five great­grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Gilley, Connersville, Ind., Jessie Watkins and Billie Barnett, both of Johnson City; three brothers, Clar­ence "Dee" Begley, Big Stone Gap, Va., Frank Begley, Duffield, Va. and Don Begley, Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the South Cha­pel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating.

Burial will be in the Washing­ton County Memory Gardens, with pallbearers and military honors being conducted by the VFW Post No. 4933, Blountville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 2424, Johnson City, Tenn. 37605.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Phyllis Loreati (Akers) Begley

Sweetwater, TN - Phyllis Loreati Begley, 70, Sweetwater, TN passed away, Thursday, August 22, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Begley was born in Tennessee on March 20, 1943 to the late Elza and Annie Hall Akers.

In addition to her parents, her brother, Claude Akers, and an infant sister, Geniva Faye Akers preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Begley, Sweetwater, TN; daughters, Tammy Kirksey, Bellmont, NC and Dawn Hoffman and husband, David, Gastonia, NC; sons, Terry Begley, Sweetwater, TN, Tony Begley and wife, Jo, Bessmer City, NC, and Teddy Begley, Sweetwater, TN; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Norma Jean Moore, Dallas, NC and Wanda Akers, Dallas, NC; brother, Gerald Akers, Dallas, NC; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. James Mann and Rev. Walker Darnell officiating. Toke Hensley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Carter Cemetery in the Stoney Creek community of Scott County, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Phyllis L. Begley.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Akers, Lane, Baldwin, Rhoton, Hall, Durham, Estep, Kerns, Boatright)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Begley (1946-2012)

Dungannon, VA - Ralph Begley, 66, Dungannon, VA passed away September 27, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center as the result of injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident.

Ralph was born May 7, 1946 in Scott County, VA, to the late Robert and Sally Sluss Begley. He was a retired coal miner with Westmorland Coal.

He was an Evangelist and attended Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church and Durham's Chapel.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Kathern Lucille Begley; sisters, Pearly Summy, Erma Weatherly, Eslie Begley, Rozella Begley, and Beulah Steele; and brothers, Ray Begley, Elmore Begley, Con Begley, Cecil Begley, and Cag Begley preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Pam Fields and husband, Sam, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sons, Jerry Begley and wife, Kim, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Terry Begley and wife, Kelley, Ft. Blackmore, VA; grandchildren, Paige, Saige, and Mallorie Fields, Cole and Conner Begley, Brooke and Cody Stevens, and Brian and Whitney Austin; sisters, Lillian Shaw and husband, Lawrence, Jonesborough, TN and Arnie Bear, Kingsport, TN; his best friends, Billy Begley, Gene Holder, Tommy Holder, all of Ft. Blackmore, VA and Alice Begley, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The Begley family will receive friends from 5 to 7p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Rev. Terry Rhoton, Rev. Tommy Holder, and Rev. James Salling officiating. Durham's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted on 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2012, in the Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Billy Begley, Mike Begley, and Ricky Dooley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ralph Begley 

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Reva Lucille (Bishop) Hicks Begley

KINGSPORT - Reva Lucille Bishop Hicks Begley, 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( May 11, 2007 ) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , ( Rye Cove) and lived in this area all her life. She was a member of Lighthouse Bible Church , Blountville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Enoch and Lelia Lark Bishop; a daughter, Teresa Ann Hicks; former husband, Herman K. Hicks; two sisters, Louise Bishop and Phyllis Allen; one brother, Robert Bishop, and step-grandson, Sam Dykes.

She is survived by her husband, Jessie Begley, of the home; two daughters, Janice Steffey and husband, Earnest, Blountville, and Judy Hensley and husband, Phil, Kingsport; two sons, James Hicks and wife, Jenny, and Larry Hicks and wife, Linda, all of Kingsport; five step-daughters, Mrs. Buddy (Brenda) Smith, Ms. Judy Shuler, Mrs. Willard (Linda) Vaughn, Mrs. Michael (Teresa) Lovelace, and Mrs. Don (Debbie) Goins, all of Kingsport; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; ten great-step-grandchildren; one sister, Nedia McClellan, Kingsport; one brother, Elmer Bishop and wife Betty, Honaker, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Lighthouse Bible Church , Blountville, with Rev. Eddie Smith and Pastor Ernest Steffey officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery , immediately following services on Monday.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Velma (Allen) Begley

KINGSPORT - Velma Allen Begley, 83, Kingsport , graduated to her heavenly home on Saturday ( April 29,2006 ) on her 83rd birthday.

Born in Hawkins County , she had resided in Kingsport since she was five years old. Mrs. Begley was a member of West View Baptist Church , where she taught Sunday School for almost 49 years.

Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gerald R. Begley, former pastor of West view Baptist Church ; her son, Gerald D Begley; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Sue Bays Begley; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Brooks Hain.

Surviving are her son Terry Begley and wife Connie, Kingsport; daughter Cathy Quillen and husband Bonny, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Phil Begley and wife Traci, Jody Begley and wife Susan, Amy Begley Hain and husband Scott, Kent Begley, and Holly Quillen and fiancee Jeremy Underwood; six great-grandchildren, Blake Begley, Beau Begley, Jackson Begley, Sydney Begley, Kate and Sam Hain; brother, Kermit Allen; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at West View Baptist Church , 1037 Fairview Ave. , Kingsport .

Services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Those wishing to attend should plan to meet the family at Oak Hill at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be her son, son-in-law, grandson-in-law, grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to West View Baptist Church , 1037 Fairview Ave. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Asbury Place at Baysmont, to Dreama Skeen, and Nichole Conley for their love and care.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Virginia Joann "Jo" (Presley) Begley

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Jo Virginia Presley Begley, 72, Route 1, passed away unexpectedly Friday (April 4, 2003) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on June 13, 1930. Mrs. Begley was a housewife and a member of Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence Dingus Presley; granddaughter, Nicole Leigh Wolfe; sisters, Gladys Peters, Margie Gillenwater, Myrtle Presley and Ruth Quillen; and brother, Clyde Presley.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Joe Begley, of the home; daughters, Judy Wolfe and husband, Johnny, Weber City, Va., Ann Sawyer and husband Norman of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Lyn Darnell and husband Tim, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son, Stevie Begley and wife Anna Lee of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; granddaughters, Christy McNew and husband Danny, Stephanie Tignor and husband Dougie, Jessica Sawyer, Sara Sawyer and Megan Darnell; grandsons, Jason Wolfe and wife Brandy, Jonathan Begley and wife Jamie, Ethan Darnell; great-granddaughters, Kassie McNew, Talia Elliott, Shadie Elliott, Camryn Begley; great-grandsons, Braden McNew and Holden McNew; two step great-granddaughters, Savannah Tignor and Sierra Tignor; sister, Lakie Ross, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richie Neese officiating.

Music will be provided by the James McConnell singers and solo by Richie Neese.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Begley Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Memorials may be made to Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church, c/o Janice Green, P.O. Box 104, Ft. Blackmore, Va. 24250.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emily Ann (Giles) Beisser

BEDFORD , Va. - Emily Giles Beisser, 57, went to be with the Lord on Monday ( April 16, 2001 ) at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital .

It was her 35th wedding anniversary. Emily was taken ill with a brain aneurysm suddenly Sunday ( April 15, 2001 ).

She was the wife of Franz X. Beisser III, and was a member of Mount Olivet Southern Baptist Church.

Emily and Franz founded B&B Printing in Bedford and have been joined in their family business by their sons.

Emily was a devoted child of God, loving wife and mother, and was known to her precious seven grandchildren as "Granny Em".

She was born in the Purchase Ridge community of Duffield , Va. in Scott County on Nov. 26, 1943 , and was the daughter of the late Baker Leonard Giles and Thelma Smith Giles.

Emily loved flowers and working in her garden and was an auxiliary member of The Gideons International.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Franz X. Beisser IV and Kathryn and their children Jacob, Megan and Laura, of Bedford, Alfons J. Beisser and Brenda and their daughters Rachel and Julia, of Thaxton, Christopher M. Beisser and Katrina and their daughters, Chloe and Sarah, of Bedford; three brothers, Darrell Eugene Giles, High Point, N.C., Billy Kay Giles, Gate City, Va., and Danny Gray Giles, Pattonsville; four sisters, Jewel Dean Harrell, Kingsport, Shirley Bell Russell, Moore, S.C., Betty Bea Bostic, Duffield, Va., and Barbara Jo Martin, Terra Alta, W.Va.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory in Bedford , Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael S. Jones officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Either flowers or memorial Bibles in her honor through The Gideons International, P.O. Box 791 , Bedford , Va. 24523 will be gratefully appreciated.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26. Mom believed this, and we will see her again.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Stella Adeline (Graham) Begley

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Stella Adeline Begley, 74, died Monday (Aug. 8, 1988) at Lonesome Pine Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Carl Begley.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Ann Begley, Big Stone Gap, Va.; one son, Bennie Begley, Hawward, Wis.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia Wampler and Anna Mae Elliott, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Edmonds officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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

William Delmar "Buddy" Begley

William Delmar "Buddy" Begley, 70, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at Wexford House in Kingsport.

He was a life long resident of Kingsport, TN. He attended Church Hill High School and was retired from the Kingsport Foundry after over 30 years of service. Buddy was a long time CB Operator using the handle "Black Cat". He was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Horton and Ida Hall Begley; a sister, Audrey Fletcher; step-son Steve Rowland; step great-granddaughter, Adena Christian and step son-in-law, Kyle Christian.

Survivors included his loving wife of 41 years, Anna Grace Hickman Begley of the home; daughter, Georgia Miller & husband, John of Kingsport; two sons, Johnny Rowland & wife, Laverne of Kingsport and Fred Rowland of Piney Flats; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Churchwell of Church Hill, Faye Calhoun and Joyce Begley both of Kingsport; three brothers, G. C. Begley & wife Shelby of Church Hill, Royce Begley & wife Mae and Doug Begley & wife Elsie all of Mt. Carmel; a special niece, Kathy Johnson and special granddaughter, Kay Christian; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with Pastor Robert Fletcher and Danny Elliott, officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville, TN. Pallbearers are Richard Begley, Jimmy Lane, Brian Malone, Bud Vanzant, Royce Begley and G. C. Begley. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Christian, Steve Begley, Doug Begley, Matt Johnson, Derek Sherfey and Mack Begley. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 3:25 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Building Fund, 459 Old Beason Well Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

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

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Worley Emerson "Keg" Begley

DUFFIELD, Va. - Worley Emerson "Keg" Begley, 61, Ridgecrest Colony, died Tuesday (March 17, 1992) at Wexford House in Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, and was a timber cutter with Pete McNew Logging.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.O. and Sally Sluss Begley; one grandson; one sister, Erma Weatherley; two brothers, Conley and Cecil Begley.

Surviving are one daughter, Alfreda Gamble, Kingsport; two sons, Wayne Begley, Nickelsville, Va., and Tony Begley, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Beulah Steele, Indiana, Pearlie Summey, Gray, Arnie Bear, North Carolina, and Leian Shaw, Jonesborough; two brothers, Ralph Begley and Ray Begley, both of Fort Blackmore.

Calling hours are after 3 p.m. Wednesday at Greene's Chapel and anytime at the residence of Ralph Begley.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greene's Chapel.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Carter's Cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Worley Fuller Begley

ROGERSVILLE - Worley F. Begley, 65, 1035 Locust St., died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday [11/5/1968] at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by nine daughters, Mrs. Juanita Courtney, Mrs. Billy C. Taylor, Mrs. Lawrence Courtney, Mrs. Lucian Laster, and Miss Diane Begley, Rogersville; Mrs. James H. Cavin, Mrs. Ralph H. Williams, Church Hill, Mrs. Bruce Trent, Pressman’s Home, Mrs. Clint Walker, Brandon; one son, Harold E. Begley, Morristown; one sister, Mrs. Sara Dillon, Kingsport; five brothers, Henrey Begley, Eidson, Luther, James and Ballard Begley, Kingsport, Gilmer Begley, Clinchport; 32 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Nash-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

(Funeral services at Big Springs Baptist Church. Burial in the family cemetery at Clinchport, Va.)

KINGSPORT TIMES, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Archibald Samuel Bell (8 June 1861-28 December 1945)

 

Loudoun County, VA. Archibald Samuel (Arch) Bell, 84 died at home of his son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Bell at Ryan, on Friday, December 28th, after an illness of several months.

He was born in Duffield, VA. where he spent his early life, later moving to Loudoun County where he was a resident for 28 years. He was a carpenter until he retired.

Mr. Bell had a keen sense of humor and was loved by everyone who knew him. He had many recollections of the Civil War, as he was a small boy at the time and his father [Dr. Archibald Randolph Turk Bell] fought in that war.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Alice [Harris] Bell, he is survived by ten children, Millard [Duke] Bell of Lousia, [Samuel] Claude Bell of Leesburg, [Clarence] Duke Bell of Ashburn, Mrs. Clara [Trula] Kitts of Woodbridge, James [Presley] Bell of Kingsport, TN, Paul [Edward] Bell of Leesburg, Rufus [Ross] Bell of Ryan, Mrs. Anna [Etta] Cornell of Manassas, Mrs. Rebecca [Elizabeth] Saunders of Waxpool and [Hurshell] Tyler Bell of Ryan.

Funeral Services were held at 2 o'clock at Slacks's Funeral Parlor on Sunday by Rev. W. W. Hayzett, Interment was in Leesburg Cemetery.

Submitted by Wes Bell

Conley L. Bell

Times-News Virginia Bureau

Pattonsville, Va.—Funeral services for Conley L. Bell, 80, who died

at a Marion hospital with a heart condition at 1:35 p. m. Thursday,

will be held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at Mountain View Methodist Church. The Rev. N. P. King of Gate City and the Rev. Rand Mendenhall will officiate. Burial will be in a nearby cemetery.

Mr. Bell, a native of Pattonsville, was the son of the late Dr. A. R. T. Bell. His mother was the former Miss Judy DeRossett of Kentucky.

He was a member of the Mountain View Methodist Church.

Survivors Include one sister, Mrs. Alice Dykes of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News; Feb. 3, 1947

Floyd Daniel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. - Floyd Daniel Bell, 58, 205 W. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, Fla., died Saturday (April 11, 1992) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Born in Gate City, Va., he moved to Lakeland, Fla., from Gate City in 1954. He was a retired .technician for General Telephone Company after 33 years.

Mr. Bell was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Gapway Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Martha Geraldine Bell in 1985.

Surviving are a son, Daniel A. Bell, Lakeland, Fla.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Judge C. Bell, Kingsport and J. David Bell, Hernando, Fla.; six sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Ruth, Kingston, Tenn., Mrs. Betty M. Hudson, Bristol, Va., Mrs. Thelma A. Ducharme, Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Dorothy L. Gillenwater, Church Hill, Mrs. Nina R. Davis and Mrs. Linda Jane Walker, both of Lakeland, Fla.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gentry Morrison Southside Chapel with the Rev. James Lockridge officiating.

Burial will be in Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jean (Conkin) Bell

KINGSPORT — Jean Bell, 74, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (June 22, 2008) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was a former resident of Hollywood, Fla., but had made her home in Kingsport for the past seven years. Jean attended Pleasant View Baptist Church, was a loyal Atlanta Braves fan, and was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James D. Bell; her parents, Roberta and Houston Conkin; one son, Mike Bell; one sister, Gladys Grissom; and her stepfather, Roy Harless.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Pica and husband, Carl of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Richard Bell and wife, Becky of Hobe Sound, Fla., Tony Bell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mark Bell of Newnan, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Page of Kingsport, Linda Johnston and husband, John of Hendersonville, N.C.; one brother, Kenny Conkin of Kingsport; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon today at the funeral home with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Judge Carson Bell

KINGSPORT - Judge Carson Bell, 76, of the Bloomingdale community, went to be with the Lord Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) after an extended illness.

He was born April 18, 1925 in Appalachia, Va., a son of the late James Presley and Rosa Dishner Bell.

Judge retired in 1987 from Arcata Graphics after 27 years of service.

Judge was a decorated veteran of World War II. He served in North Africa, the invasion of Anzio, Italy, and France. His medals included: the Bronze Star, Expert Rifleman, Victory Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign, Good Conduct, Combat Infantryman, Honorable Service. He served in the war from July, 1943 to 1945.

Judge was a member of the Gate City Blue Devils football team in 1942 and 1943, after which he continued to be an avid fan. He was a retired master carpenter, a trade he learned from his father. He was a lifelong fisherman and loved nothing better than wetting a line in the river and teaching his fishing secrets to his sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Judge was a great husband, son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Bell and Floyd Bell; one sister, Joan Bell Bradley.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Phyllis Jacquelyn Bowen Bell; daughters, Peggy Meeks, Ft. Smith, Ark., and Sherry Boling, Weber City, Va.; sons, Phillip Bell, Kingsport, and Chuck Bell, Kingsport; grandchildren, Robert E. Boling, John D. Moody, Melissa Meeks, Jason Bell, Kristin Meeks, Jessie Bell; great-grandchildren, Dillon Boling, Jordan Moody, Madisson Moody, Kacie Boling, Tatum Holt; sisters, Mary Ruth, Kingston, Tenn., Betty Hudson, Bristol, Va., Thelma Ducharm, Florida, Dorothy Gillenwater, Church Hill, Jane Williams, Lakeland, Fla., Nina Davis, Lakeland, Fla.; brother, David Bell, Hernando, Fla.; mother-in-law, Virginia Gaye Bowen, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of the daughter, Sherry Boling, 137 Wilmeth St., Weber City, Va., or at the residence, 3340 Adaline St., Kingsport.

Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Howard officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Alice (Harris) Bell (24 January 1869-22 April 1947)

 

Loudoun County, VA. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Bell, 78, widow of Archibald Samuel Bell, were held from Slack's Funeral Home, Leesburg, on Thursday, The Rev. W. W. Hazelett officiating. Burial was made in Union Cemetery, Leesburg.

The pallbearers were Theodore VanDoren, Ernest Munday, Conway Lefever, Will Hay, Harry Daniel and Frank Tates.

Mrs. Bell was a daughter of the late Robert S. and Serena Elizabeth Carter Harris, of Duffield, VA. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Bell was married January 2, 1889 [Pattonsville].

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clara Kitts, Woodbridge, VA.; Mrs. Anna Cornell, Manassas and Mrs. Rebecca Saunders, Ashburn; seven sons, Millard D., Louisa; S. Claude, Leesburg; C. Duke, Ashburn; James P., Gate City; Paul E., Lucketts; Rufus and Tyler, at home; a sister, Miss. Flora [Etta] Harris and a brother Floyd [Bennett] Harris of Duffield, VA.; 32 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Submitted by Wes Bell

Mrs. Millard D. Bell (Laura Belle Legg Bell) 1883-1968.

 

Mrs. Millard D. Bell, 85, of Ruckersville, died Friday, August 2, 1968, in a Charlottesville nursing home

Born in Lee County on March 3, 1883, She was the daughter of the late John Morgan and Mary Martin Legg and a member of the Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, Millard D. Bell; she is survived by two sons; Carl Bell of Ruckersville and Clarence Bell of Williamsburg; a brother John Legg of Duffield; three sisters; Mrs. Emily Bowen and Mrs. Bessie Jones of Duffield, and Mrs. Mazie Giles of Coeburn.

A graveside funeral service was held Sunday, August 4, at two o'clock in the afternoon, with burial at Holly Memorial Gardens near Charlottesville.

Clergymen who conducted last rites were the Rev. Peter S. Burkett and the Rev. Alfred Green. Pall bearers were Robert Cornell, Eddie and Gene Bell, Robert Bell, Charles Saunders, and Gene P. Bodner.

(Her parents John Morgan and Mary Martin Legg were buried near Pattonsville, Scott County, Virginia.)

Published: Greene County Record, August 15, 1968.  

Millard D. Bell. (1891-1968)

Millard Dudley Bell, 77, of Ruckersville died Sunday, August 11, 1968 in a Charlottesville hospital.

Born on January 6, 1891 in Scott County, he was the son of the late Archibald R. T. and Mary Alice Harris Bell. He was the husband of Mrs. Laura Lee Bell who proceeded him in death last week.

Mr. Bell was retired state highway employee, and a member of the Baptist Church of Scott County.

He is survived by two sons: Carl Bell of Ruckersville and Clarence Bell of Williamsburg; five brothers; Duke and Rufus Bell of Ashburn, Paul Bell of Leesburg, Tyler Bell of Sterling, and James Bell of Lakeland, Fla; three sisters: Mrs. Anna Cornell of Manassas, Mrs. Clara Kitts of Woodbridge, and Mrs. Rebecca Saunders of Ashburn; two grandsons.

A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday morning, August 13, 11:30 A.M. in Holly Memorial Gardens near Charlottesville. The Rev. Peter S. Burkett of Madison and the Rev. Alfred Greene of Quinque conducted last rites.

Pall bearers were Larry E. Moore, Monty Avallon, Gene Bell, Jimmie B. Saunders, Eddie Bell, and Robert L. Cornell.

(He was raised in the Pattonsville, VA community.)

Published: Greene County Record, August 15, 1968.

Phyllis Jacquelyn (Bowen) Bell

KINGSPORT - Phyllis J. Bell, 71, 3340 Adeline St., went to be with the Angels on Friday (April 11, 2003) after a lingering illness.

She was retired as a seamstress after many years of sewing beautiful garments for many people.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Judge Carson Bell; father, Charles Reece Bowen; brothers, Robert Bowen, William Bowen; and sister, Peggy Bowen.

Surviving are her mother, Virginia Gaye Bowen, Kingsport; daughters, Peggy K. Meeks of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Sherry Boling, Weber City, Va.; sons, Phillip A. Bell and Charles (Chuck) Bell of Kingsport; grandsons, Robert Boling, John and Donna Moody, Jason Bell, Jessie Bell, Melissa Meeks, Kristin Meeks; great-grandchildren, Dillon Boling, Jordan Moody, Madisson Moody, Kacie Boling, Tatum Holt; sisters, Sally Bowen, Linda Milton and husband Bill; brothers, James Bowen and wife Nettie, Gerald Bowen and wife Sibyl, and Paul Bowen and wife, Glenna.

The Bell family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

A memorial service will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home of a daughter, Sherry, 137 Wilmoth St., Weber City, Va.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Wellmont Hospice House, attn.: Angie Browning, 280 Steele Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

An online guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bell family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Robert David Bell

 

BELL, ROBERT DAVID died in a Hospital in Big Stone Gap Friday morning [1/1975] after a short illness.

He was a 50-year member of Rayburn Odd Fellows Lodge No. 157 of Duffield.

Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Thelma Bell; sons, Willard K. of Baskin Ridge, N.J., and William R. Bell, Alexandria, Va.; daughters, Mrs. Earl Jenkins Benton, Eau Gallie, Fla.; Mrs. Ed Clendennon, Kingsport; Mrs. Otis Robinette, Mrs. Oliver Harless, and Misses Barbara and Annie Lee Bell, all of East Stone Gap, and Mrs. Jerry Ball Sr., Pennington Gap; and 15 grandchildren.

Holding Funeral Home of Big Stone Gap is in charge.

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Funeral services for Robert David Bell of East Stone Gap will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Holding Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Don Harris. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park at Woodway. Odd Fellows of Rayburn Lodge 157, Duffield, will serve as pall­bearers and conduct graveside services. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Holding Funeral Home. Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is in charge.

 

Kingsport Times-News Jan 1975

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell via Don Lane  

Robert Emmett Bell (b. 1837, d. Feb 20, 1862) dies of his injuries in Battle of Fort Donelson, TN.

Son of William W. and Elizabeth Bell of Scott County, VA.

Robert Emmett Bell was the seventh born (of eight) of William W. Bell and Elizabeth Low(e). His young life was cut short by the Civil War and very little is known of him except thru military information and records. He lived in Wythe County, VA in 1861 and from here he enlisted as a private in the CSA on 24 June 1861, leaving his farm work behind. He enlisted in Company A, Virginia 50th Infantry Regiment with many of his relatives and neighbors of Scott County, VA. He saw action at Fort Donelson, TN in early February 1862 when Gen. Ulysses S. Grant advanced on the Fort (coming from his fresh victory at Fort Henry). 

The Battle of Fort Donelson in Stewart County, Tennessee was only a few days in length: Feb. 11 to Feb 16, 1862. It was one of the first most significant battles won by Union forces. A victory at this location opened up major portions of Tennessee for Union activities. The strategic location of this battle would be of major importance for the remainder of the war. 

Robert Emmett Bell sustained a mortal wound on Feb. 15, 1862 in this battle and died 20 Feb. 1862 at the young age of 24 at the Clarksville Confederate Hospital. Robert Emmett Bell was injured on the last day of the Confederate thrust against U.S. Grant. Great damage was done to the Confederacy at this time. The casualties at Fort Donelson were significant. Union losses were 2,691 (507 killed, 1,976 wounded, 208 captured/missing), Confederate 13,846 (327 killed, 1,127 wounded, 12,392 captured/missing). Many of the Confederate lost or captured were from Scott and nearby counties in SW Virginia.

Robert Emmett Bell was buried in a mass grave for fallen soldiers at the Clarksville Female Academy. Here over 307 CSA soldiers were buried. In 1897 a local landslide exposed some of the buried remains and 127 were reinterred at the Riverview Cemetery in Montgomery County, TN. The remains of CSA soldiers who remained were entombed under a road construction project when a highway project was constructed some years later. The City of Clarksville later agreed to name the bridge the Confederate Soldier Memorial Bridge. A monument to the fallen soldiers was erected at the Riverview Cemetery in 2001.

The Bell family in October 2013 honors the ultimate sacrifice made by Robert Emmett Bell with placement of a permanent bronze memorial at the Bell Family Cemetery. His memorial holds a place of honor next to monument of his brother Dr. Archibald R. Turk Bell. Robert Emmett Bell was awarded the Confederate Medal of Valor by the Veterans Administration for his honorable service.

Submitted by Wes Bell

Bessie Maude (Flanary) Bellamy

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Bessie Maude Flanary Bella­my, 72, of Long View Terrace, died at Indian Path Hospital Friday afternoon [4/13/1979] after a long illness

She was a lifelong resi­dent of Scott County and attended the Marble Point Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Ina) Kerns, Kingsport, Mrs. Alice Compton, Mrs. J. Fred (Tally) McClellan, Mrs. Albert (Nancy) McElroy, and Mrs. Gordon (Velma) Jennings, all of Gate City; four sons, Albert (Homer) Bellamy, C. T. Bellamy and Ronald (Ron) Bellamy, all of Gate City and R. C. Bellamy, New Or­leans; one half-sister, Mrs. Janice Bartlett, Gate City; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Maude Flanary Bellamy will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev Hugh L. Boy assisted by Dr. Bob O. Lynch, the Rev. Bob Copeland and the Rev. Paul Argoe officiating.  Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Lynn Loggans, Darrell Bolling, Ralph Sow­ers, Robert Horton, Charlie Bartlet and Tom Gilliam.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, April 14, 1979

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Beulah Ruth (Shipley) Bellamy

Beulah Ruth Shipley Bellamy, 90, of Church Hill passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.

She was born in Hawkins County and resided in Scott and Hawkins Counties her entire life. Beulah was a homemaker and an active member of Cameron Methodist Church, Way Cross, VA, until the last few years due to declining health. She has since lived at The Village at Allandale in Kingsport.

Ms. Beulah loved reading, especially her Bible and devotions, play scrabble and gardening. She loved cookouts and family meals and to have her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around her. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Summers Bellamy Sr.; parents, Samuel and Faynette Monroe Shipley; sisters, Mary B. Blevins and Selma Shoemaker; Granddaughter, Vicky Tittsworth; father-in-law, Samuel Bellamy; and sister-in-law, Relia B. Dean.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharron Tittsworth and husband, Vance of Church Hill, Pamela Carpenter and husband, Clyde III of Knoxville; sons, Hugh S. Bellamy Jr. and wife, Barbara of Gate City, Anthony (Tony) Bellamy and wife, Susie of Church Hill; Granddaughter, Sherry Price and husband Bob; grandsons, Will Bellamy and wife, Vandi, Jason Bellamy and wife, Angie, Sam Bellamy, Clyde Carpenter IV, and Matthew Carpenter; two step-grandsons, Robert and Allen Carpenter; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isaac, and Hannah Price, Kihley, Jackson, Ann-Clark Bellamy; three step-great-grandchildren; sister, Aldameda S. Landiss of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastors David Neel and Jon Rogers officiating.

Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday at 11 a.m., with family and friends gathering at the graveside at 10:45 a.m. Pallbearers will be Randall Davidson, Danny Davidson, Mark Litle, John Grubb, Ernest Miller, Mike Grim and Bruce Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Cameron Methodist Church Sunday School Class.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the residents and employees of Virginia's Garden at The Village at Allandale for helping make Mom's last years happy ones.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron Methodist Church, c/o Betty Davidson, 279 Possum Creek Rd., Gate City, VA 24251, or to the charity of one's choice.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Blanche S. (Wininger) Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Blanche (Wininger) Bellamy, 93, of the Chalybeate Springs community, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon (March 7, 2006) at the Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va., after a long illness.

She was born July 11, 1912, a daughter of the late Walter P. and Ida B. Hensley Wininger of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester A. Bellamy (1958): brother, Tom Wininger; sisters, Emily Ratliff and Claudia Ramey.

Survivors include her son, Edsel W. Bellamy and wife Mildred; grandchildren, Janet Reedy and husband Allan, Terry Arwood and husband Gary; great-grandchildren, Michelle Reedy, Leslie Tate and husbands Aaron, Abram Arwood and Austin Arwood; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Bishop; brother, Clarence D. Wininger Sr. and wife Ella; sister, Janie Fields; several nieces and nephews and others also survive.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charlie Eberhart and Rev. Greg Fletcher.

Music will be provided by Barry and Mary Lane and Fern Bellamy.

Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Arwood, Allan Reedy, Skip Wininger, David Wininger, Eddie Wininger, Abram Arwood and Austin Arwood.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church, improvement fund, c/o Terry Wininger, Rt. 3, Box 473-A, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles Steele Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Charles Steele Bellamy , 73, Route 3, passed away ( Jan. 8, 2000 ) at his residence after a long illness.

Born February 4, 1926 , he was a lifelong resident of Scott County . He served his country during World War II as an Anti-Tank Gunner in the 63rd. Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations. He retired from Scott County Welfare Department in 1978 after 20 years of service. He was a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Lee and Martha Kate Snapp Bellamy ; brother, Donnie Lee Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Sandidge Bellamy , Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Garry D. and Carol Bellamy , Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Ryl and (Judy) Bellamy , Church Hill; grandchildren, Benjy and Robin Bellamy , Gate City, Danny and Cindy Bellamy , Knoxville, Tenn., Martha and Gary Willis, Grand Forks, N.D., Clint and Leslie Bellamy , Church Hill, Joy Bellamy , Church Hill; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Rebecckah Willis, Grand Forks, N.D.; sisters, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Houseright, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Wininger, Mrs. Tyler (Dorothy) Davidson, all of Gate City; brothers, Edley Hugh Bellamy , Gate City, Grady Alton Bellamy , Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. W. R. Grimm, the Rev. Bruce Hullette and Minister Benjy Bellamy officiating. Music will be by the Salley Family.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery . Military graveside rites by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport .

Pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News
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Rev. Claude Vance Bellamy

Rev. Claude V. Bellamy, 79, retired Methodist minister, died in Johnson City Memorial Hospital at 2:40 p.m. Friday [ 12/31/1966 ] after a linger illness.

A native of Hawkins County , Mr. Bellamy had served pastorates in the Virginia Methodist Conference during his active ministry and moved back to this section on retirement.  He lived at 224 Proffitt Acres Lane and before his illness taught a men's Bible class at Broad Street Methodist Church .

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Osta Bellamy; sister, Mrs. Mallie Jones of Cowans Branch, and brother, Henry Bellamy of Kingsport .

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Broad Street Methodist Church .  Rev. Dr. Frank Porter will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. Harold Harris and Rev. John Ripley.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

(Kingsport News, Saturday, January 1, 1966)

Kingsport News
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Coy H. Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Coy H. Bellamy, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 23, 2006) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Bellamytown) and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. Coy was a loving husband. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. As a local businessman, he was involved in several different businesses and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Bellamy and Laura Williams Bellamy; three brothers, Claude, Lloyd and Vernoy Bellamy; and three sisters, Pearl Lane, Georgia Gilliam and Myrtle Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Gillenwater Bellamy, of the home; his daughter, Glenna Corn and husband Richard of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Andrea Wilson, Derek Carter and Ryan Carter; and three great-grandchildren, Mabree Wilson, Christian Carter and Colten Wilson; four sisters-in-law, Annis Yoakley, Cora Gilbert, Juanita Biorck and Linda Williams; three brothers-in-law, Charles Gillenwater, Don Gillenwater and Ron Gillenwater; a host of other family members; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy. 23 N., Weber City, Va., or friends may call anytime at the residence, 1305 W. Sullivan St.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Johnny Pendleton and Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Derek Carter, Ryan Carter, Steven Biorck, Eric Biorck, Don Gillenwater and Ron Gillenwater.

Honorary pallbearers are Howard Sutton, Ralph Watterson, Jim Fanney, Clayton McKenny, and Carl Rogers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Della Faye (Harless) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Della Faye Harless Bellamy, 70, died at her residence Wednesday morning ( Jan. 31, 2001 ).

She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County , ( Kingsport ).

She retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center as a nurse. She attended Victory Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Walker; her parents, Phillip H. Harless and Virginia Barton Harless; three brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ramona K. Dean and husband, Darness, Kingsport; one grandson, Dusty R. Dean, Kingsport; three granddaughters, Jennifer and Angel Walker, Detroit, Mich., and Tasha Bellamy of Georgia; one son, John Douglas Bellamy, Jr., Kingsport; two sisters, Berthie Payne and Odean McConnell, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Harry H. Harless and Eugene Harless, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Morelock officiating.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon Friday at East Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Donnie Lee Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. - Donnie Lee Bellamy, 65, Route 3, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family Tuesday ( Feb. 23, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born and lived most of his life in Scott County, Va. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company's S&M Division in the early 1980s for health reasons. He was a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church where he was a former Sunday school superintendent, teacher and member of various committees. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Korea as a communications specialist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Lee and Martha Kate Snapp Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Ruby Faye Bellamy, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Faye and Rodney Rowlett II, Kingsport; two grandsons, Bart and Luke Rowlett, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Houseright, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Wininger and Mrs. Tyler (Dorothy) Davidson Jr., all of Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Edley H. Bellamy and Charles S. Bellamy, both of Gate City, Va., and Grady A. Bellamy, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and close dear friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. W.R. Grimm and the Rev. Grover Starnes officiating. A eulogy will be read by Ethel Taylor. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be Joe Smith, Ivan Taylor, Jimmy Haynes, Tommy Fields, David Wininger, Eddie Wininger, Daryle Houseright and Frank Bellamy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Tate, Dean Snapp, Clarence Wininger, J.C. McGee, Mike Bellamy, Tommy Bellamy, Robbie Starnes and David "Spanky" Wood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Edsel Bellamy, Route 3, Box 61 , Gate City , VA 24251 or to the charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edley Hugh Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. — Edley Hugh Bellamy, 86, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday ( July 15, 2008 ) while working in his yard.

God saw that he was very tired and that he needed rest, so he sent the angels for him as he needed the very best. When the angels got him home, they went through the pearly gates. All the angels stood and started singing, and Edley took his place as God said, “Welcome home my good and faithful servant.”

Edley was born in Scott County on Oct. 23, 1921 and worked at Tennessee Eastman for 43 years in the A.Y. and Spinning Department as foreman.

He was a member of Gate City I.O.O.F. Lodge #170. Edley was a Christian from an early age and was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church and Griggs Bible Class. Daddy loved gardening and taking his little dog for rides and walks.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elma Palmer Bellamy; his parents, Martha Kate Snapp Bellamy and Claude Lee Bellamy; brothers, Charles S. Bellamy and Donnie Lee Bellamy.

Surviving are his daughter, Nancy B. Bacon, Duffield, Va.; granddaughter and grandson, Tarita and Bucky Carter of Kingsport; his “bestest buddy, Doodle”; three sisters, Edna Houseright, Hazel Wininger and Dorothy Davidson, all of Gate City; brother, Grady A. Bellamy, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

Music will be provided by Gate City United Methodist Church Choir. Services by Gate City I.O.O.F. Lodge #170 will be at 12:45 prior to the funeral service.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery .

Serving as pallbearers will be Dana Housewright, Daryl Housewright, Dwight Housewright, Gary Bellamy, Michael Bellamy, David Wininger, Eddie Wininger, and Jerry Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Griggs Bible Class and Mack McGhee.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edna Lee (Davidson) Bellamy

CHURCH HILL - Edna Lee Davidson Bellamy, 86, of 339 Burlington Drive, passed away Sunday (Oct. 21, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Bellamy was born in Dickenson County, Va., but had resided in Kingsport. She was a housewife and member of Cameron United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Bellamy (1986); and her parents, Roy L. and Margaret Ethel Bellamy Davidson.

Surviving are her daughters, Margaret Killen, Rossville, Ga., and Betty Eachen, Church Hill; son, William Lee Bellamy, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Tony Killen, Steve Killen, Pam Killen, Sue O'Shields, all of Georgia, and LeeAnn Eachen Broome, Church Hill; eight great-grandchildren; brother, James Robert "Bob" Davidson, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Calvin Tabor and the Rev. Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City.

Pallbearers will be Danny Davidson, Randall Davidson, Heath Davidson, Michael Broome, Tony Killen and Steve Killen.

Kingsport Times-News

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Elma E. (Palmer) Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. - Elma E. Palmer Bellamy, 78, flew out of our lives into the waiting arms of God Thursday ( Nov. 7, 2002 ) at 3:35 p.m. with her family by her side.

She was born in Wise County , Va. on Dec. 19, 1923 and was the daughter of the late A.J. and Lula Orender Palmer. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

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

Surviving are her loving husband of 60 years, Edley H. Bellamy, of the home; daughter, Nancy B. Bacon, Gate City , Va. ; granddaughter and grandson, Tarita and Bucky Carter of Kingsport; brother, Hubert Palmer, Homasassa , Fla. ; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny R. Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by Hale's Chapel Choir.

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

Pallbearers will be Dana Houseright, Daryle Houseright, Micheal Bellamy, Gary Bellamy, Jerry Taylor and David Wininger.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics Virginia, 3212 Skipwith Road, Suite 100 , Richmond , Va. 23294 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Edna Pearl (Bays) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Edna Bays Bellamy , 80, entered into rest Saturday morning (Dec. 4, 1999) at the Brookside Health Center in Kingsport.

Mrs. Bellamy was born December 17, 1918 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Flanders Martin Bays Sr. and Etta Kate Barker Bays. Mrs. Bellamy was a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church in Morrison City, Tenn., where she served in many capacities within the church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women Organization and the Bell Ridge Ruritan Club.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two daughters, Wanda Rose Bellamy and Glenda Ruth Bellamy ; four brothers, Howard, Norville, Oliver and Mervin Bays.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence M. Bellamy , Kingsport; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Barker and Mrs. Joanne Starnes, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Ota Faust, Gate City, Mrs. Janelle Jayne, Hiltons, Va., and Mrs. Nora Lee Hayter, Ft. Myers, Fla.; five brothers, F.M. Bays Jr. and Donald Bays, both of Hiltons, Va., Vernon Bays, Kingsport, Harold Bays, Blountville, and Colly Bays, Noblesville, Ind. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roby Estridge and the Rev. Keith Bates officiating. Music will be provided by the Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Hiltons, Va. at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside services. Chuck Smith, Garland Fields, Pat Henry, Ralph Mercer, Talmer Bates and Tom Page will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Frazier, Treasurer, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
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Eliza (Johnson) Bellamy

CHURCH HILL - Eliza J. Bellamy, 73, of 6708 W. Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Friday (Jan. 19, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. after a period of declining health.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Charlie W. and Hester Hensley Johnson.

She was a homemaker and member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Morrison City.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Johnson, Ray Johnson; two sisters, Dora Campbell and Lena Snodgrass; and a grandson, Jessee Hensley III.

Surviving are her husband of over 51 years, George M. Bellamy; a daughter, Becky B. Bellamy; a son, Joey C. Bellamy, Jefferson City; five sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) Click, Kingsport, Mrs. Herbert (Wilma) Ramsey, Greeneville, Mrs. Edgar (Eleanor) Mellons, Surgoinsville, Mrs. Jack (Freda) Shuler, Kingsport, Louise Kennedy, Gray; three grandchildren, Nathan Hensley, Jacob Bellamy, Jessica Bellamy; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Basil Freeman, Dr. Tony Gonzalez, and the Rev. Jack Shuler officiating.

Interment will follow in East Lawn Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be James Click, E.C. Campbell Jr., Larry Johnson, Gary Johnson, Doug Cloud and Val Monroe.

Kingsport Times-News
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Everette P. Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. — Everette P. Bellamy, 70, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Nov. 9, 2008) at Holston Manor Nursing Home, Kingsport.
He was born in Scott County (Gate City) and lived in Kingsport since 2000. He was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1956-1959. He was retired from Eastman Chemical Corp. with over 30 years of service. Everette was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Carrie Steffey Bellamy; and a brother, Ralph Bellamy.
Survivors include his son, Pridemore Bellamy and wife, Tonya of Gate City; step-daughter, Kathy Sawyer and husband, Tim of Church Hill; two grandchildren, Devin Bellamy and Austin Gibson; the mother of his children, Janice Jennings of Gate City; two half-sisters, Brenda Marshall and husband, Tom of Church Hill, Barbara France and husband, Victor of New Smyrna, Fla.; half-brother, Fred Bellamy and wife, Sherry of Gate City; along with several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Hwy 23N, Weber City, Va.
Funeral service will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Larry Tolley, officiating.
Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.
Military graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. conducted by VFW Post #3382 and the Virginia National Guard.
Pallbearers will be Meryl Thacker, Dwayne Canter, Austin Gibson, Joey Canter, Ott Sawyer and Cole Compton. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9 a.m.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Bellamy family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

George M. Bellamy

KINGSPORT - George M. Bellamy, 76, passed away Monday (April 18, 2006) surrounded by his family.

Mr. Bellamy was born in Church Hill on Feb. 6, 1930 and was the son of the late Walter Samuel and Kate Huddle Bellamy. He lived and attended church in West Carter's Valley his entire life and helped build Greenvale Baptist Church.

Mr. Bellamy retired from Mead Paper after 31 years of service.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bellamy was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Eliza J. Bellamy; son-in-law, Larry Hensley; infant grandson, Jesse Hensley III; brothers, Ray and Thomas Bellamy; and sisters, Edith Click and baby Dora Ruth Bellamy.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Hensley and partner Don Jackson, of Kingsport; son, Joey C. Bellamy and wife Nancy, of Mahomet, Ill.; grandchildren, Nathan Hensley of Kingsport, Jacob and Jessica Bellamy, of Mahomet, Ill., Jordon Swadley of Savannah, Ga., and Morgan Swadley, of Memphis, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Telucia Hensley and sister, Maxine Powers, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Rosser and his support staff at Pulmonary Associates, the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center, and Willie Duffy for their love, support and care.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Elder Willie Duffy officiating.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. to travel in a procession.

Mr. Bellamy's family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Bellamy family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys Estelle (Bray) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Gladys Bray Bellamy, 90, West Carters Valley, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Bellamy; parents, Monroe and Eva Bray; one daughter, Velma JoAnne Bellamy; one brother, Burnis Bray; and four sisters, Ethel Bray Seals, Shirley Bray Woody, Lillian Bray Stallard and Willa Bray Bradshaw.

Surviving are two sons, Cecil Richard Bellamy and wife Jean of Kingsport and Donald Bellamy of Kingsport; one sister, Cornelia Bray Hobbs of Weber City, Va.; one brother, Hardin Bray of Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Diane Wallen, Tracy Hankins, Steven Bellamy, Gregory Bellamy, Raymond Bellamy, Kevin Bellamy, Leah Forelich, Theresa Bellamy; 12 great-grandchildren, Heather Bellamy, Danielle Bellamy, Amy Bellamy, Fallon Bellamy, Jaycee Bellamy, Lauren Bellamy, Gavin Bellamy, Daniel Wallen, Amber Hankins, Ashley Hankins, Cora Bellamy and Michael Bellamy.

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

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

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harry Wolfe Bellamy

Harry W. Bellamy, 77, of 826 Myrtle St, Apt. 5, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday [ Nov 11, 1979 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Gate City , Va. , he had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 26 years and was a member of Temple Baptist Church .

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sally L. Bellamy, Kingsport; three daugh­ters, Mrs. Henry L. (He­len) Crank, El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Marzena Kirkfield, Sheffield, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Kate Clark, Morganton, N.C.; two sons, George E. Bellamy, Kingsport, and John H. Bellamy, LaMarque, Texas; 14 grandchil­dren and two great­-grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Monday, November 12, 1979
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ila Grace (Hodges) Bellamy

GATE CITY , Va. — Ila Grace (Hodges) Bellamy, 96, of the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord Monday, ( May 21, 2007 ) after an illness while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .
She was born
Sunday, Jan. 29, 1911 , in Sullivan County a daughter of the late Robert G. and Fannie Coffman Hodges. She was a homemaker and a member of Prospect United Methodist Church where she was involved in the United Methodist Woman and also sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the Yuma Senior Citizens Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Bellamy; six sisters, Georgia Hodges, Ruth Hodges, Cleo Lane, Fannie Ben Sandidge, Martha Kate Winegar and Leona Davis; two brothers, Edward Hodges and Clarence Hodges; and a great-granddaughter, Ila Shea Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Haynes and husband Bill, and Martha June McGee and husband, Wayne all of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Rusty Haynes, Ron Haynes and wife Carol, Scott McGee, Jennifer Smith and husband Chris, Amber Smith and husband, Jason; five great-grandchildren, Meghan McGee, McKensie McGee, Kalie Smith, Kevin Haynes and Eric Haynes; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from
5 to 7 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church , Yuma Road , Gate City , Va. and other times at her home place, the residence of Amber and Jason Smith in Yuma .
The funeral will follow in the sanctuary at
7 p.m. with Rev. Allen Karnes, Rev. Grady C. Winegar and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.
The burial will be at
1 p.m. Thursday in the Holston View Cemetery with Rusty Haynes, Ron Haynes, Scott McGee, Chris Smith, Jason Smith and Bryston Winegar serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Alley, Manuel Davis, Pat Wade, Earl Culbertson and Larry McGee. It is requested that family and friends wishing to go to the cemetery meet at
Scott County Funeral Home by 12:20 Thursday to go in procession.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the
Prospect United Methodist Church building and cemetery fund, c/o Doyle Alley, Rt. 7 Box 1304 , Gate City, Va. 24251.
Carter-Trent/Scott
County funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ida Bell (Sampson) Bellamy

Mrs. Ida Bell Sampson Bellamy. 88, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday [ May 9, 1964 ] at her home at 1029 E. Sullivan St .

She was born in Scott County . Va. , but had lived in Sullivan County since 1935. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsport .

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rosie Rich and Mrs. Gelie Bellamy, Kingsport, Mrs. Dessie Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; five sons, Charlie Bellamy, Gate City, Howard T. and W. Henry Bellamy, Church Hill, John E. Bellamy. High Point, N. C., Loran E. Bellamy, Blountville; one brother, Charlie Sampson, Ala.; one sister, Kingsport ; 42 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Rev. William Purdue officiating. Burial was to be in Oak Hill Cemetery

(Kingsport Times, Monday, May 11, 1964)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac Clinton Bellamy Jr.

CHURCH HILL - Isaac C. Bellamy Jr., 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior late Sunday evening ( May 13, 2001 ) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of the Frisco Yard community, Mr. Bellamy retired from the Mead Corp. with over 38 years of service. He was a charter member of Calvary Lighthouse Baptist Church where he served as deacon of the church.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, who will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac (Clint) Bellamy Sr., and Lillie Wooten Bellamy.

Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 51 years, Carolyn McConnell Bellamy, of the home; three daughters, Betsy Smith and her husband, Rodney, Drema Hunter and her husband, Doug, and Amy Thacker and her husband, Doug, all of Church Hill; two sons, Ryland C. Bellamy and his wife, Judy, and Dennis G. Bellamy and his wife, Jessie, both of Church Hill; nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; four sisters, Jewel Mitchell, Shelby, N.C., Geri Litle and Vivian Wolfe, both of Kingsport and Alma Strong, Church Hill; one brother, Ronnie Bellamy, Kingsport; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lighthouse Baptist Church in Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 154 Vicars Chapel Road , Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Randall Stapleton and the Rev. Lonnie Wooten officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lighthouse Baptist Church youth group fund or fellowship hall fund, 655 Big Oak Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bellamy, Scott Bellamy, Johnathan Hunter, Clint Bellamy, Samuel Walker, Sammy Snapp, Benjy Bellamy and Allen Cox.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Thacker, Earl Hensley, Hubert Orton, Alvis Adkins and Clarence (Kooch) Lawson.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Spears Bellamy

SURGOINSVILLE - Jessie Spears Bellamy, 91, entered his eternal rest Thursday (March 16, 2006) at Indian Path Hospital, following an extended illness.

He was a member of the Surgoinsville First United Methodist Church and was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corp. after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal W. and Cora L. Grim Bellamy; daughter-in-law, Nina Bellamy; grandson, Jonathan Bellamy; four sisters, Mary Louvena Harrell, Mollie Ethel Barton, Pearly May Looney and Viola Ellen Farmer; and six brothers, Edwin Gaines Bellamy, Kyle Clinton Bellamy, Frank James Bellamy, Ralph Wesley Bellamy and Robert Paul Bellamy.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Ruby Cox Bellamy; one daughter, Faye Bailey and husband, Wayne of Rogersville; six sons, Bill Bellamy and wife, Wynell of Huntington Beach, Calif., John Bellamy and wife, Shelba Jean, Raymond Bellamy and wife, Barbara, Donald Bellamy and wife, Bernice, Keith Bellamy, all of Rogersville and Dennis Bellamy and wife, Judy of Surgoinsville; nine grandchildren, Pandora Lawson, Kenny Bailey, Shane Bailey, John Bellamy, Jr., Greg Bellamy, Sharon Hale, Karen Bellamy, Jeffrey Bellamy and Mitch Bellamy; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Surgoinsville First United Methodist Church.

Services will follow in the church with Rev. Scott Layer and his grandson, Kenny Bailey, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Surgoinsville Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call anytime at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Wayne Bailey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Box 134, Surgoinsville, TN 37873.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kate (Huddle) Bellamy

Mrs. Kate Bellamy, 79, Route 3, Church Hill, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday [ Dec 29, 1973 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , and had lived in Hawkins County most of her life.  She was a member of the Greenvale Baptist Church .  Her husband Walter died three years ago.

Survivors include daughters Mrs. Drexel (Edith) Click, Church Hill, and Mrs. Jim (Maxine) Powers, Kingsport ; sons Thomas, Ray and George, all of Church Hill; and eight grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport Times News of Sunday, December 30, 1973
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Kathy "Kat" (Williams) Bellamy

Kat "Big’n" Bellamy, 50, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Tuesday March 23, 2010.

She worked as a CNA at several area nursing homes as well as in home care. Kat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything else in the world. She enjoyed spending her time doing things for everybody else. She always put everyone before herself, with patience and generosity that was never ending. Her wisdom and humor enriched all those around her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia Williams; maternal grandmother, Thelma Taylor; paternal grandparents, Jack and Juanita Williams; niece, Victoria McGuire; and sister-in-law, Wonda Williams.

Surviving are her husband, John Bellamy; son, Jack Williams and fiancée, Heather Dye, three daughters, Jillary Williams and fiancé, Carlos Martin, Danielle Williams-Higgins, and Amanda Bellamy; all of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Jack Williams, Jr, Abigail Williams, Justus Higgins, Bryce Higgins, Aleiya Williams and Carlos Trustin Martin; four sisters, Shamrock McClellan, Penny Smallwood and husband, Anderson, both of Kingsport, Renea Russell, Pontotoc, Mississippi, Bobbie Parsons and husband, Curtis, Greeneville; one brother, Charles Edward Williams, II, Kingsport; Special Aunt, Vicky Slemp; several nieces and nephews; and a companion, James McConnell.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Davis officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Williams, II, Carlos Martin, Weaver Williams, Brent Crawford, Jack Williams, Markus Monboe, Curtis Parsons and Terry McClellan.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth Blake Bellamy

(Kenneth Blake Bellamy is part of Yuma families – Bellamy, Wininger, Grim, Wolfe)

CHURCH HILL - Kenneth Blake Bellamy, 72, answered the Lord's call and entered heaven on Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2002).

Born in Hawkins County, he was the son of Eugene Blake Bellamy of Surgoinsville and the late Margaret Simmons Bellamy.

After graduating from Surgoinsville High School, he obtained a B.S. degree from Lincoln Memorial University, served two years in the U.S. Navy, and attended a school of law in Nashville. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in 1961. In 1993 he retired after 37 years with State Farm Insurance Company.

He was a wonderful Christian influence, an active member of Crossroads United Methodist Church, a loving husband and a patient father.

In addition to his father, survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lois Gillenwater Bellamy; two daughters, Sherry Curtis and her husband Allen of Kingsport, Vicki Taliaferro and her husband Michael of Jonesborough; two sisters, Joyce Bailey and Rose Mary Smith, both of Church Hill; three brothers, Leo Bellamy and Tommy Bellamy, both of Surgoinsville, and Francis Bellamy of Lexington, N.C.; several special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thanks to all the Wellmont Hospice workers who were so kind and caring through his illness.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill, or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted by Pastor Mark Fleenor at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Mark Fleenor at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church Cemetery in Surgoinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads United Methodist Church building fund, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lakie Margaret (Hammonds) Williams Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Lakie Bellamy, 75, entered into rest Saturday morning (Aug. 12, 2000) at her residence.

Born May 7, 1925 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Worley and Mary Lane Hammonds.

Mrs. Bellamy was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and was a life long resident Scott County.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, R.S. (Syl) Bellamy; a daughter, Nina Lee Fields; two sisters, Irene Gillenwater and Ruby Hammonds; two brothers, Kenny and William Hammonds.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and Mike Brickey, Tammy and Joey Alley; one son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Joyce Williams, all of Gate City; two stepsons and their wives, Joe and Jackie Bellamy, Wayne (Babe) and Phyllis Bellamy, Gate City; grandchildren, Kitty and Ray Mann, Kevin and Beth Williams; step grandchildren, Lisa and Mike Cassell, April Bellamy and Jo Anna Bellamy; great-grandchildren, Caleb Mann, Grant Williams; two step great-grandchildren, Josh and Michael Jason Cassell; two special children, Joey and Jesse Broadwater; two sisters and brother-in-law, Hemple Duncan and Blanche (Granny) and Cecil Estep; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Loraine Hammonds and Virgil and Alma Hammonds.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and Elder Scott Tipton officiating.

Music will be provided by Amy and Kala Tipton and Patsy Hensley, Cora Brickey and Laura Luttrell.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ervin Cemetery on Copper Ridge, in the Manville community of Scott County, Va.

J.B. Broadwater, Paul Fields, Jake Gilliam, Babe Bellamy, Joe Bellamy and Kevin Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Peanut Lane and Cecil Estep will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lawrence Milburn Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Lawrence Milburn Bellamy, 90, passed away Sunday (Nov. 20, 2005) at Wexford House.

He was a Bell Ridge Road resident for several years before going to Asbury Place at Kingsport and then to Wexford House.

He was born in Gate City, Va. on Nov. 19, 1915 and was the son of the late James A. Bellamy and Lillie Bell Williams Bellamy. Lawrence lived most of his life in Kingsport.

In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Edna Bays Bellamy in 1999; daughter, Glenda Bellamy in 1994; sisters, Kathleen Herron, Beatrice Bellamy, Hallie Bellamy, Rhoda Jones and Leota Lane.

Lawrence lived to have his 90th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.

He was very active and faithful in his churches of which he was a member, first Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Hiltons, Va., and then moving his membership to Morrison's Chapel United Methodist Church, Kingsport.

He served both churches in many capacities, as Superintendent of Sunday School, Bible Teacher, Music Director, Holston Conference Lay Leader and delegate to the Holston Conference. Lawrence was a member of the Emmaus Walk Community.

He was a volunteer with the North Kingsport Volunteer Fire Department and the East Carter's Valley Ruritan Club.

Lawrence worked at Firestone Stores in Kingsport retiring after 30 years of service in 1977. He received many awards for his service to and for others; Ruritan Man of the Year, 1984 and Outstanding Service Award, 1989. He and his wife, Edna, were awarded for devoted service to Christianity from the Kingsport District United Methodist Adults.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II with distinguished honors for bravery and the capturing of Hitler's bodyguard. He was a member of the American Legion Post #3 and a member of the Kingsport Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving is one sister, Ruby Marie Bowen, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Homer Roller and the Rev. Keith Bates officiating.

Music will be provided by the Morrison's Chapel Choir under the direction of Linda Childress.

The VFW Post #3382 Charles DeWitt Byrd Post will conduct military graveside rites following the service at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

Garland Fields, Toliver Bates, Lloyd Moore, Chuck Smith, Tom Page, Dallas Salyers, Tommy Salyers, Gene Smith, Don Strong and Rufus Jones will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, c/o Denise Harris, 204 Echo Drive, Gate City, Va. 24251 or to Morrison's Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lena Kate (Bledsoe) Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. -- Lena (Kate) Bledsoe Bellamy, 80, Route 3, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Sept. 26, 1998) at her son's residence. A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Bellamy was a retired school teacher for the Scott County School System and a homemaker. She was a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bellamy Sr.; a son, William Edwin Bellamy; her parents, William Morton and Mary Susan Robinette Bledsoe.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Bellamy and Courtney Marsh, Rogersville; son and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Wanda Bellamy Jr. and Jean Bellamy, all of Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Marsh, Jeremy Bellamy, Robert L. Bellamy III, Andy Bellamy, Sarah Bellamy, Alicia Bellamy, Elizabeth Smith and Jenny Smith; three great-grandchildren, James Courtney Smith, Amanda Kate Smith and Thomas Guinn Marsh; three brothers, Carson Bledsoe, Redondo Beach, Calif., Edgar Bledsoe and Kenneth Bledsoe, both of Dayton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be officiated by the Rev. Grover Starnes. Pallbearers will be Jeremy, Andy and Robbie Bellamy, Jeff Marsh, David Bledsoe, Aaron Bledsoe and Jason Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward and Steve Gilliam, Jack and Doug Bellamy, Dewey Reynolds, Joe Smith, Tommy Fields, Mike Bowen and Tom Haynes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Jean Bellamy, Route 3, Box 464, Gate City, VA 24251.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillie Bell (Williams) Bellamy

Lillie Bell Williams Bellamy, 86, died at the home of her son, Lawrence Bellamy of 510 Bell Ridge Road, at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Bellamy Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Clarence Herron, Mrs. Charlie Lane, Mrs. Emmitt Bellamy and Mrs. Lloyd Jones of Gate City; and Mrs. Sam Bowen and Mrs. John Smith of Kingsport; one son Lawrence M. of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Tom Rankin of Gate City; one brother, Lloyd Williams of Gate City; 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Morrison City Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Milburn Morelock and Rev. Frank Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Bellamy Cemetery.

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services when it will be taken to the church.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, June 9, 1966)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Kathleen (Gillenwater) Bellamy

(Kenneth Blake Bellamy is part of Yuma families – Bellamy, Wininger, Grim, Wolfe)

Lois Kathleen Gillenwater Bellamy, 82 of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

Born in Limestone, TN, Mrs. Bellamy had lived in several places but had lived in Hawkins County for most of her life. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and was a loving wife, mother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Bellamy; her parents, Lloyd and Eva Gillenwater; brothers, Earnest Gillenwater and Jay Gillenwater.

Mrs. Bellamy is survived by her daughters, Sherry Curtis of Church Hill and Vicki Taliaferro and husband Michael of Jonesborough, TN; 2 brothers, Earl Gillenwater and wife Kaye of Church Hill; Mack Gillenwater and wife Mattie of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rose and Gene Smith of Church Hill.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy 11W, Church Hill, TN. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Surgoinsville First United Methodist Church Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Gillenwater, Michael Taliaferro, Gene Smith, Danny Smith, Crandal Curtis and Tommy Bellamy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille (Freeman) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Lucille Freeman Bellamy went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( May 4, 2004 ) at Brookhaven Nursing Home where she had resided for the past several years.

Mrs. Bellamy was born in Speer's Ferry, Va., but spent most of her adult life in Kingsport .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kemp Bellamy; her two sons, Jimmy and Johnny Bellamy; her parents, Jeff and Laura Freeman; two brothers, Kyle and Charles Freeman; her sisters, Mable Duncan, Bonnie Bray and Edna Marie Duncan.

Survivors include her son, Billy Bellamy; her grandson, Jimmy Wayne Bellamy and wife Elizabeth; her great-grandson, Jason Bellamy; and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Doug Harris officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rogers Cemetery in Yuma , Va. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lyle Edgar Bellamy Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Lyle Edgar Bellamy Jr., 78, entered into rest Thursday (Aug. 29, 2002) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Lyle Edgar Bellamy Sr. and Mae Lane Bellamy. Born in Scott County, Va., on October 28, 1923, he retired from Eastman Kodak in 1984 after 43 years of service in the Acid Division.

He was a member of the 557 AAA BN and the 84th Railsplitter Division of the U.S. Army serving in Europe in World War II.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bellamy was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Bellamy in 1983; great-grandson, Sterling Norton in 1992; a sister, Hazel Tutterrow; and a brother, Elmer Bellamy.

Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Bellamy Norton, Gate City, Va.; sister, Shirley Haynes, Coral Gables, Fla.; grandchild, Heather Norton, Kingsport; and a great-grandchild, Hunter Norton; a special close friend, Ron Adams; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Claude Lane, honorary minister, officiating.

Music will be provided by Jamie Broadwater.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to pay special thanks to the loving nurses at five East Bristol Regional Medical Center for taking special care of Mr. Bellamy in his final days.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mack Coy Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Mack Coy Bellamy, 72, passed away Tuesday (April 4, 2006) at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County and had resided there all of his life. He was a member of the House of Refugee Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie P. and Alice Ervin Bellamy; sisters, Faye Templeton and Trula Williams; brothers, Robert (Syl) Bellamy and Herman H. Bellamy.

He is survived by his wife, Lynnie (Boy) Bellamy, of the home; two daughters, Lori Tipton and husband Tim, Gate City, Va., Andrea Tipton and husband, Ricky, Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, Brandi Wood and husband Charles, Weber City, Va.; grandson, Jordan Tipton, Gate City, Va.; great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Tipton, Weber City, Va.; three sisters, Hazel Hobbs and Froudia Phipps, both of Kingsport, Hemple Kinkead, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. today with Pastor Jerry Smith, Rev. Aaron Edens and Brother Johnny Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by Edens Trio.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Joe Bellamy, Wayne Bellamy, Bruce Hobbs, Randall Hobbs, Merlin Phipps, Dennis Bellamy, Chris Williams and Phil Templeton.

The family would like to thank Wellmont Hospice, with a special thank you to Sam, for the care and support that they provided for Mack and his family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Marie Bellamy

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

KINGSPORT - Martha Marie Bellamy, 79, of 1625 F. Street, passed away Sunday morning (July 14, 2002) at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a home maker.

Survivors include three daughters, Doris Thompson, Fay Marshall and Sharon Bellamy, all of Kingsport; five sons, Ronald Ray Bellamy, Steve Bellamy, David Bellamy, Ricky Bellamy and Billy Joe Bellamy, all of Kingsport; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Hood, Bob Hood and Ed Hood, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

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

Pallbearers will be relatives and friends.

Submitted by Don Lane

Mattie Honnan (Starnes) Bellamy

GATE CITY — Mattie H. Bellamy, 81, formerly of Gate City, departed this life Saturday afternoon (Nov. 6, 1999) at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Duffield.

She was a native of Scott County, a homemaker and a member of Starnes Bluff Evangelical Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker Starnes and Ellen Hill Starnes; infant daughter, Peggy Lynn Bellamy; infant son, Walker Patton Bellamy; sisters, Lottie, Beulah and Joyce Starnes; infant brother, Johnny Starnes.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Joe Bellamy and wife Jackie, Jerry Wayne (Babe) Bellamy and wife, Phillis, all of Gate City; granddaughters, Mrs. Mike (Lisa) Castle, April and Joanna Bellamy, all of Gate City; great-grandsons, Jason and Joshua Castle; step-mother, Nannie Starnes, Fort Blackmore, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Cogle (Ora) Peters, Mrs. Joe (Agnes) Kilgore, Mrs. Grace Fergerson, Mrs. Rose Fritz, all of Kingsport, Mrs. James (Judy) Stallard, Fort Blackmore, Va.; brothers, Roy O. Starnes, Kingsport, Bobby Starnes, Mount Carmel, Bill Starnes, Gray, Charles Starnes, Fort Blackmore, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the sons.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Geneva (Dotson) Bellamy

CHURCH HILL — Mary Geneva Dotson Bellamy, born Oct. 5, 1923, passed away at her home on Feb. 12, 2009 after a lengthy illness.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. Earl F. and Rose Horne Dotson of the Caney Ridge community in Dickenson County, Va.

Mrs. Bellamy was an executive secretary and retired from Grosset and Dunlap in Kingsport. She owned Bellamy Apartments and Mobile Home Estates in West Carters Valley. Mrs. Bellamy was a life-long member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church and an active member of its Ladies’ Prayer Group.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray P. Bellamy; infant son, Samuel Earl; brothers, Eugene and Emory Dotson; and a sister, Frances Bates.

Survivors include a son, Mark Steven Bellamy and daughter-in-law, Lydia Sutherland of Church Hill; grandchildren Ross and Taylor Sutherland; and brother, Henry F. Dotson of Mansfield, Ohio.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Highway 11W, Church Hill.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large and the Rev. Jim Fields officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Johnny Arnold, Gary Johnson, Roy Spears, Val Monroe, Doug Ferguson and Mark Ferguson.

In lieu of flowers and food, the family encourages memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following for their loving care and supportive service during their mother’s illness: private caregiver Rachel Britt and the excellent staff of Amedisys Hospice of Kingsport – Christy Bledsoe, Yvonne Jarrett and Annette Deal.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Mildred (Tickle) Bellamy

MOUNT CARMEL — Mary Mildred Tickle Bellamy, 92, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2008 at Holston Manor.

Mrs. Bellamy was a member of Cloud’s Bend Methodist Church. She loved crafts, painting, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Bellamy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Anne C. Tickle; one son, Kenneth Hurd; one granddaughter, Karen L. Hurd; three sisters, Pauline Howard, Lola Mae Brown and Katherine Churchwell; and one brother, Elmer (Bud) Tickle.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Walter Bellamy; a daughter-in-law Norma J. Hurd; two sisters-in-law, Daphne Linville and Geraldine Gray; two grandchildren, Jay Miller and wife, Debbie and Kevin Hurd and wife, Cissi; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Chris Miller and Charlsie and Chase Hurd; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Charles Kilbourne and Pastor Leslie Mullins officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Garden of Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Chris Miller, Donnie Bellamy, Alan Berry, Jay Miller, Wally Gray and Chase Hurd will serve as active pallbearers. Harry Sykes will serve as a honorary pallbearer.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Bellamy to Cloud’s Bend Methodist Church at 940 Bradbury Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mary Mildred (Tickle) Bellamy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maxie Beatrice (Bellamy) Bellamy

GATE CITY, Va. - Maxie Beatrice Bellamy, 97, entered into rest Sunday (March 25, 2001) at the Wexford House in Kingsport.

Born in Scott County, Va. on May 15, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Lilly Williams Bellamy.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Bellamy; one son, Ralph Harrison Bellamy; four sisters, Rhoda Jones, Leota Lane, Etta Smith and Hallie Bellamy.

Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Rosie Calhoun, Ruth and Walter Rhoton, Willie and John Kilgore, Betty and Eugene Pendleton, and Phyllis and Fred Williams, all of Gate City, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Lane Bellamy, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Kathleen Herron, Gate City, Va., and Marie Bowen, Kingsport; one brother, Lawrence Bellamy, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City United Methodist Church, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Claude Lane, the Rev. John Hackney and the Rev. Clyde Hester officiating.

Music will be provided by Rick Begley and John Kilgore Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Cemetery, Manville Road.

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

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Robert Devault, Keener Depew, Dr. Joel Gonce and Fred Stump will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Pauline (Pierson) Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Mildred Pauline Bellamy, 81, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (March 26, 2002) unexpectedly.

Mrs. Bellamy was born in Scott County, Va., and had been a resident of Church Hill most of her life.

Mrs. Bellamy was of the Baptist faith. She was a most loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard T. Bellamy; brothers, sisters and parents.

Surviving are her daughters, Gerlyn Elsea and husband, Denver, Church Hill, Nedra Allen and husband, Vernon, Church Hill; a son, Duane Bellamy and wife, Vicie, Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Britney Bellamy, Felicia Bellamy, Heather Pierce, Gerry Elsea, David Allen, Pamela Allen and Michael Allen; five great-grandchildren, Heath Allen, Sidney Allen, Garrett Allen, Rachel Allen, Matthew Allen; sister, Virginia Peters, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the grave.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Rowena Bellamy

KINGSPORT - Mildred Rowena Bellamy, 82, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday (June 12, 2005) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor after a period of declining health.

Miss Bellamy was born in Scott County, Va., on March 16, 1923 to the late William H. and Eliza Spivey Bellamy. She was a resident of Kingsport since 1936 and had been a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church since 1944.

Mildred attended Hiwasee College and graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1959. She was employed for 29 years by the Board of Missions of the Holston Methodist Conference of Churches. Her first appointment was the Big Stone Gap District. Her second appointment was in Sevier County in the Maryville District. Her third appointment was in Grayson County in the Wytheville District. In 1969, she received the Town and County Award from the Holston Methodist Conference. She was honored by receiving many other certificates during her career. She retired in March of 1988.

In addition to her parents, She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Carl and Herbert Bellamy; and four sisters, Lakie Peters, Minnie Pendleton, Fannie Davidson and Dorothy Ketron.

Surviving are one brother, Walter G. Bellamy of Mount Carmel; and four sisters, Zella Manier of Johnson City, Daphne Linville of Erwin, Geraldine Gray of Kingsport, and Vilas Sykes and husband Harry of Gray; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Sharon Starnes, who was her caregiver.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Music will be provided by two grandnieces, Amy Starnes and Jennifer Cassidy.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. James Henry officiating.

Those who wish to attend the graveside service should arrive at the Morrison Chapel Cemetery no later than 10:45 a.m.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Miss Bellamy to Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss Bellamy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nola Fern (Clark) Bellamy

Fern Bellamy, (Nola Fern Clark), 80, of Kingsport died March 27, 2010 after courageously endeavoring to live life to the fullest!

Born in Port Clinton, Ohio, Fern was the daughter of Marion Sydney Clark and Ottie Myrtle Love Clark.

Fern was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and had been actively involved in the Silver Sounds Choir and the Crusaders Sunday school class. Her children were her life and she participated in all of their activities. Until her health began to fail her, she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Optimisses Club of Kingsport.

She was a loving wife and mother and will be remembered by family and many friends for her quick wit and sense of humor.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 52 years, Ralph Edward (Eddie) Bellamy and a son, Randy Clark Bellamy.

She is survived by her daughter, Retta Overturf; son-in-law Brad, granddaughters, Carrie Overturf Meillet and husband, Vincent of Brooklyn, NY; Katherine (Katie) Overturf Willi and husband Ryan of Cincinnati, OH; sister Phyllis Clark Dean of Mount Carmel, TN.; sister-in-law Lillian B. Solt of Kingsport and 3 nieces and 2 nephews.

The family is especially grateful for the loving care provided by the entire staff of The Oaks Assisted Living - her home for the last 3 years - and by Amedysis Hospice during the last 7 months of her life; and Dr. Melania Bochis and her staff at ETSU Physicians.

Visitation will be in the chapel of Hamlet Dobson Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 30 from 2-4 p.m. and a celebration of Fern's life will be held immediately following by the Rev. Jack Weikel. Burial will follow at Surgoinsville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul M. Bellamy

Paul M. Bellamy, age 74, of Bristol, TN went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 10, 1936 , a son of the late W.H. Bellamy and Mary Robinette Bellamy. He had lived in the Bristol area for the past fifty-two years and had previously worked for Pet Dairy, Bristol Steel, and was retired from Consolidated Freight. He was a member of the Teamsters Union . Paul was a member of New Grace Baptist Church . In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Bellamy, and by sisters Parthenia Clay, Estelle Cook, and Kive Salyers.

Survivors: Wife: Nancy Franklin Bellamy ; Son: Jeff Bellamy and wife Beverly ; Daughter: Diane Ketron and husband Anthony ; Grandchildren: Chris Bellamy, Grace Ketron, Emily Ketron ; Sister: Irene Collins ; Several nieces and nephews .

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, VA on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Ray Hartsock, Bill Turner, Sandy Dade, Jim Smith, Lawrence ”Shot” Harr, and Dale Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be David Tester, Nelson “Pete” Bellamy, John Simerly, Bruce Patterson, Tom Davis, Hugh Slemp, and Clay Arnold. The family would like to say a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice for their care.

Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Weaver Funeral Home obituaries at www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Submitted by Don Lane  

Pauline (Sandidge) Bellamy

Pauline Sandidge Bellamy, 85, of Yuma went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning (May 19, 2012) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Pauline was a devoted homemaker. She was a Born Again Christian and attended Cameron United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Bellamy; her parents, Bill and Ada Bellamy Sandidge; sister, Mary Winegar along with her infant sister, Arbuta Sandidge; her brother, Tom Sandidge.

Pauline Bellamy is survived by her daughter, Judy Bellamy and husband, Ryland (Church Hill, TN); a son, Gary D. Bellamy and wife, Carol (Johnson City, TN); grandchildren, Benjy Bellamy and wife, Robin, Danny Bellamy, Marty Willis and husband, Gary, Clint Bellamy and wife, Leslie, Joy Smith and husband, Cody; 9 great granddaughters and a great granddaughter due on May 29th; a sister, Irma Sandidge (Gate City, VA) along with several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Sunday (May 20, 2012) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Judy Bellamy.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday (May 21, 2012) at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Benjy Bellamy and Brother Daryle Houseright officiating. Music will be provided by Joy Smith and Keeley Bellamy.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Holston View Cemetery with Benjy Bellamy, Danny Bellamy, Clint Bellamy, Cody Smith, Doug Thacker, and Tim Bellamy serving as pallbearers.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ray Paul Bellamy

Ray Paul Bellamy, 69, Route 3, West Carters Valley Road, Church Hill, died at 5 p.m. Thursday (April 23, 1992) at his residence.

Born in Hawkins County, he was a member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church.

He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, was a Shriner, a member of Sullivan County Scottish Rite and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Bellamy was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company for 40 years in the research department and was owner of Bellamy Apartments and Bellamy Mobile Home Estates.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter S. and Kate Huddle Bellamy; a sister, Edith Bellamy Click and an infant son, Samuel Earl Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Dotson Bellamy, of the home; one son, Mark Steven Bellamy, West Carters Valley; one sister, Mrs. James O. (Maxine) Powers, Kingsport; two brothers, W. Thomas Bellamy, Kingsport and George M. Bellamy, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home and anytime at the home, Route 3, West Carter's Valley Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church with Dr. James Fields officiating.

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

Men of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Walter S. Bellamy

Walter S. Bellamy, 78, of Route 3, Church Hill ( West Carters Valley ) was pronounced dead at Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday [ Sept 7, 1969 ] at 11:30 a.m.    He had suffered an apparent heart attack while attending church at Greenvale Baptist Church .  Born in Scott County he had made his home in the West Carters Valley area all of his adult life, and was a well known farmer.  Bellamy was employed by the Kingsport Power Co. for 15 years, retiring in 1953.

Survived by his wife, Mrs. Kate Huddle Bellamy of the home; one  daughter, Mrs. Edith Click of Church Hill; one foster daughter, Mrs. Maxine Powers of Kingsport; three sons, Thomas and Ray, both of Kingsport, and George of Church Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Sandidge and Mrs. Bessie Sandidge, both of Gate City, Route 3; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Greenvale Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Campbell, Rev. W. L. Kell and Rev. Tony Gonzalez officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .  The family will receive friends at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Monday Evening from 7 to 9 p.m. where the body will remain until the hour of service.

Hamlett-Dobson is in charge.

Kingsport Times of Monday, September 8, 1969
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walter Thomas Bellamy

KINGSPORT - W. Thomas Bellamy, 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (May 25, 2003) at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Church Hill but had resided in the Kingsport area most of his life. Mr. Bellamy was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1979 after 38 years of service from the Tenite Division, was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW including the Color Guard, and a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Kate Bellamy; a sister, Edith Bellamy Click; a brother, Ray Bellamy; and an infant sister, Dora Ruth Bellamy.

Surviving are his wife, Inez Ashworth Bellamy, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, W. Tony and Angie Bellamy, Kingsport; three grandsons, Caleb Bellamy, Colton Bellamy, Austin Bellamy; one sister, Maxine Powers, Kingsport; one brother, George Bellamy, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Jeffrey D. Alford and the Rev. Gene Hughes officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Larry Redman, Tommy Ashworth, Bob Kelley, Ronnie Starnes, Chad Kelley, Nathan Hensley, Sam Powers and James Leach.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Color Guard of Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Robinson Baptist Church, 2012 Fort Robinson Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Thomas Bellamy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Walter Tony Bellamy

July 22, 1955 - September 17, 2013

Walter Tony Bellamy, 58, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

Tony was a lifelong resident of this area and was a graduate of Church Hill High School. He owned and operated Sunset Video and Firearms in Bloomingdale for several years. He was currently employed with Wal-Mart (Ft. Henry Store). Tony was an avid computer enthusiast and especially a gun enthusiast. He was a very proud and devoted father.

He was preceded in death by his father, W. Thomas Bellamy and his mother-in-law, Lois Leach.

Survivors include his living wife of 26 years, Angie Leach Bellamy of the home; three sons, Caleb, Colton and Austin Bellamy of the home; mother, Inez Bellamy; father-in-law, James C. Leach; brother–in-law, Jim Leach, all of Kingsport; along with a host of many dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Monday. September 23, 2013 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 pm Tuesday. September 24, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Stout, Officiating. Music will be provided by Mark Hawn.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Donnie Castle, Tony Austin, Michael A. White, Chris Tincher, Rusty Haynes, Ronnie Haynes and Barry Redman. Honorary Pallbearers are Mike White and Zack Ewing.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families –Bellamy, Ashworth, Morrison, Horton, Starnes, Wolfe, Flanary, Quillen, Davidson, Lawson, Speer, Graham)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgil E. Bellamy

Virgil E. Bellamy, 87, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and had retired from Tennessee Eastman following 39 years of service. Virgil was a staff sergeant in the United States Army having served during World War II. He was a member of Ross Campground United Methodist Church. Virgil and his wife, Lyndall Chase Bellamy, were married on June 7, 1947 in First Baptist Church of Johnson City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Virgil is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lyndall Chase Bellamy of Kingsport, and son, Charles Bellamy and wife, Vickie of Knoxville.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. David Neel officiating and military graveside rites by American Legion Posts 3/265.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport with Rev. David Neel officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Vernoy Chester Bellamy

Vernoy Chester Bellamy, 43, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5:45 a.m. Monday [ 2/28/1956 ].

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mabel Gilliam Bellamy; one daughter, Mrs. Talmage Moffitt of Kingsport ; one son, Danny Carroll Bellamy of Kingsport ; mother, Mrs. Laura Williams Bellamy; three sisters, Mrs. George Jennings of Kingsport , Mrs. Amos Lane and Mrs. Otis Peters of Gate City ; three brothers, Claude and Lloyd Bellamy of Bristol , and Coy Bellamy of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Trent officiating.  Burial is to be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will be removed to the residence at 4 p.m. Tuesday and will be taken to the church one hour preceding services.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 28, 1956)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Earl N. Benfield

(wife b. Scott Co.)

Earl N. Benfield , passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday (Feb. 5, 1998) after a long illness.

Born June 5, 1909 in Norton, Va., he moved to Kingsport at an early age. He attended Dobyns-Bennett High School which is now Renaissance Center. He was a retired guard at American St. Gobain (AFG). He was an evangelist Baptist minister for many years and a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Benfield and his late wife, Maude Steffey Estep Benfield operated Benfield Grocery from the early 30s until 1958.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Nealy Orton Benfield ; three brothers, Noah, Robert of Highland Park and Pvt. Charles R. Benfield , who was killed in World War II; two grandsons, Stephen Danny Crowe, eight-years-old and Melvin Earl Crowe, 32-years-old; two sons-in-law, Charles Melvin Crowe and Donald Hale.

Surviving are two daughters, Nealy Agnes Hale, Kingsport and Reva Crowe Hutson and son-in-law, Floyd Hutson, Mount Carmel; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Donna Hale Salyers and Pat A. Salyers, Kingsport; two stepdaughters, Gladys Estep Carter and Clara Estep Bowlin, both of Kingsport; two step grandsons, Gladwynn Gene Bowlin and wife, Susan Jones Bowlin, Atlanta, Ga., Edgar Walace Bowlin Jr. and wife, April, Kingsport; a great-grandson and wife, Eric Melvin and Barbara Frazier Crowe, Kingsport; two great-great-grandchildren, Alex and Austin Crowe, Kingsport; step great-granddaughter and husband, Portia Bowlin Seay and Dwight Seay Sr., Kingsport; five step great-grandchildren, Ben Bowlin, Atlanta, Ga., Luke and Edgar Bowlin and Jonathan and Steve Seay, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Georgia Strickler, Knoxville, Rosa Lane, Gray and Mildred Mathews, Blountville; three nieces and two nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten and Pastor Gene Hammonds officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church Hill Rescue Squad.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Luther Gardner Bennett

Luther Gardner Bennett, a longtime resident of Lodi, passed away in Sacramento on February 11, 2010, at the age of 85.

Mr. Bennett was born in Derby, Virginia to Martin Luther and Alta Mae (McClellan) Bennett on March 23, 1924. He graduated from Science Hill High, as a member of the National Honor Society.

He served in the United States Air Force from January of 1943, until October of 1947, honorably discharged with the rank of a Captain. He was a B-17 pilot, having flown thirty-five missions over Europe during World War II. He earned four Air Medals, The Distinguished Flying Cross, and Victory Medal, American Theatre and European Theatre.

He was a sheet metal worker, air conditioning service engineer from 1950 until 1986, and he was a member of the Refrigeration Services Engineers Society. Mr. Bennett also served as the American Legion Post #22 Commander in Lodi. He resided in San Joaquin County from 1947, until July of 2000. At this time he moved to Sacramento, CA.

He is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Cora Bennett of Sacramento; daughter, Joanne Gregory of Fresno; son, William (Gayle) Bennett of Stockton; two step-daughters, Linda (Doug) Hill of Elk Grove and Patricia (Jorge) Villarreal of Lancaster; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; niece Mary Jo (Gary) Arthur of Granada Hills; nephew, Wayne (Janice ) Bennett of Lompoc.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Pearl Bennett; brother, William H. Bennett; and step-daughter, Bernice Garza.

Friends are invited to visit Saturday, February 20, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lodi Funeral Home. A chapel service will be held on Sunday, February 21, at 12:00 noon at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Jacobson of Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating.

Committal will immediately follow in the Sierra View Mausoleum at Cherokee Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Bennett’s honor to the American Legion Post 22, 320 N. Washington, Lodi, CA 95240 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Inc, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

 

(Grandparents in Scott Co – Andrew J. and Mary Isabell McClellan.)

 

U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection at ancestry.com

Submitted by Don Lane

William Edward Benson, Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - William Edward Benson, Sr., 71, of the Manville Road, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday (June 21, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 20, 1935 in Warren, Mich., and had made Gate City, Va., his home for the past 10 years. He had been involved in several different trades during his life all working with his hands and was a very strong individual.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Benson, of the home; daughter, Karen Ann Dunn and husband Terry L. Dunn, Sr. of Lincoln Park, Ill.; sons, Steven E. Benson and wife Diana of Wyandotte, Mich., William E. Benson, Jr. of Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren, Christina Milwee of East Bernstadt, Ky., Terry L. Dunn, Jr. of Lincoln Park, Mich., Charles M. Dunn of Lincoln Park, Mich.; sisters, Delila Quillen and husband Hobart of Gate City, Va.; brother, Lyle Benson and wife Margaret of Hartville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Services will be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include William Benson, Jr., Steven Edward Benson and Terry Louis Dunn.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Sherri Rai (Hall) Bentley

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Mrs. Sherri Rai Bentley, age 41, of Chatsworth, Ga., departed this life Thursday morning (May 28, 2009) at her residence.

Sherri was born Aug. 10, 1967 in Wise County, Va. She was preceded in death by her father, James Lee Hall.

Sherri is survived by her husband, Ned Bentley of Chatsworth, Ga.; mother, Hazel Stanley Hall of Wise County, Va.; son, Joseph Jedidiah Bentley of Fort Stewart, Ga.; daughter, Ashley Nicole Bentley of Chatsworth, Ga.; grandson, Connor Kellen Lee Bentley of Fort Stewart, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-law, Sabrina Hall, Rena and Paul Stacy; special family member, Roy Bonney all of Wise County, Va.; second son, Shaun Sitton of Chatsworth, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Sherri Rai Bentley will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Cochran officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A memorial service will also be held Tuesday (June 2, 2009) at 7 p.m. at All Faith Chapel University of Virginia in Wise, Va.

Arrangements will be by locally owned and operated Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton. 706-226-4002

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

     Amanda Ethel (Lawson) Benton

Mrs. Amanda Ethel Benton, 77, 2124 Center St., was pro­nounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Hospital & Medi­cal Center Thursday morning [10/31/1985] after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport for the last 50 years and attended Glenwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Verna Head, Kingsport, and Lydia Lee McMiller, Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, George Lawson, Day­ton, Ohio, and Rhea Lawson, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Homer Roller, the Rev. Charles Kilbourne and the Rev. Lester Smith officiating.

Nephews will serve as pall­bearers.

Burial will be in East Lawn Me­morial Park.

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[From Funeral Home Program]

IN MEMORY OF AMANDA ETHEL BENTON

DATE OF BIRTH:  February 17, 1908

DATE OF DEATH:  October 31, 1985 

SERVICES:  2:00 P. M, Sunday, Carter's Chapel Funeral Home

CLERGYMEN OFFICIATING

     Rev. Homer Roller Rev, Charles Kilbourne, Rev. Lester Smith

PALLBEARERS

     Nephews

INTERMENT

     East Lawn Memorial Park

SURVIVORS

     SISTERS  Verna Head, Lydia Lee McMiller

     BROTHERS  George Lawson, Rhea Lawson

     SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS

 

Kingsport Times-News and Funeral Home Program

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier (From Lola (Carter) Hutchins’ Collection)

Mrs. Clara Nash Benton

Gate City— Spl— Mrs. Clara Nash Benton, widow of the late Robert H. Benton, died at her home in the Red Hill community near Gate City at 4:45 p. m. Monday.

Her parents were the late William H. and Emma Allen Nash, pioneer family of Scott County. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Her survivors include two sisters; Mrs. C. F. Quillen and Mrs. Daniel France of Gate City, six brothers; Mack Nash of Kingsport, Victor Nash of Fort Blackmore, Arthur and Gus Nash of Gate City, Willard and Ray Nash of Indianapolis and Kyle Nash of Chicago.

Funeral services are expected to be held Wednesday in her home with Rev. R. W. Dillon and Rev. Herman Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Benton Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; May 20, 1947

Clydia Dean Benton

GATE CITY, Va. (Spl.) -- Mrs. Clydia Dean Benton, 38, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 10:25 a.m. Saturday [3/7/1953], after an illness of several months.

She is survived by her husband, Leland Benton; one son, Roger Dale Benton, and her mother, Mrs. Catherine Dean, all of Gate City; five sisters, Miss Ona Dean and Mrs. Verl Gillenwater, both of Gate City, Mrs. A C. Gillenwater of Ft. Blackmore, Mrs. Bob Tate of Church Hill Tenn., and Mrs. Tommy Henry of Snowflake; four brothers Charles, William and Olif Dean, all of Gate City, and Henry Dean of Liberty, Tex.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm. today at Red Hill Church.  The Rev. Ernest Carter and the Rev Jenkins will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery at Gate City.

Kingsport News, Monday, March 9, 1953

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Dylan Reece Benton

HILTONS, Va. — Dylan Reece Benton, 49, of Hiltons, Va., passed away Friday (June 12, 2009) following an apparent boating accident.

Mr. Benton was a native of Church Hill and had lived in Hilton, Va. since 1991. He was employed by Long’s Drilling Company as a heavy equipment operator. He was a 1978 graduate of Church Hill High School and was a member of the McPheeters Bend Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Sid and Violet Hensley and Barlow and Lillian Benton.

Survivors include his fiancee, Linda Hurd of Kingsport, parents, Hale and Margie Benton of Church Hill; sisters, Renita Mabe and husband, Gary of Church Hill, Jerree Fields of Kingsport, Camilla Davis and husband, Joel of Church Hill; nieces, Ashley Dillon Mabe of Johnson City, Brittany Dillender and husband, Sam of California; nephew, Briar Davis of Church Hill; and great nephew, Ayden Dillender of California; special friends, Travis Jackson, Chuck Morgan, Brian Neeley and Mike Crawford. He was also referred to as "Papaw Dylan" by several close family and friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence. The family will also receive friends at the home of his parents, Hale and Margie Benton, 1614 Goshen Valley Rd., Church Hill and also at the residence of his sister, Camilla and Joel Davis, 216 Fox Meadows Dr., Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the McPheeters Bend Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chuck Morgan, Brian Neeley, Tab Begley, Rocky Mullins, Jeff Smith and Travis Jackson.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Freda Leigh Benton

GATE CITY - Freda Leigh Benton, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Benton of Route 2, Gate City, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday [1/10/1968] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Other survivors include her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cascal Benton of Route 2, Gate City; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Cartron of Route 1, Church Hill; her maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Benton of Gate City and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cartron of Gate City; and her paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Calhoun of Route l, Newland, N. C.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Scott County Funeral Home.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, January 11, 1968)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Julie Ann (Barnett) Benton

Julie Ann Benton, 59, died at her home at 320 Glen Street at 1 p.m. Thursday [7/11/1968] following a lingering illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and attended the Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar Benton; five sisters, Mrs. Omer Gilliam, Kingsport; Mrs. Charlie Carter, Clinchport; Mrs. Jamie Sloan, Mrs. Ruby Pippins and Miss Ruth Barnett, all of Dayton, Ohio; four brothers, Gale Barnett, Gate City; Arthur Barnett, Mount Carmel; Milford and Worley Barnett, both of Dayton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gate City Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Wrightly Salling, officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, and the residence on Glen Street.

Kingsport Times, Friday, July 12, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Karletta Leigh Benton

(Granddaughter of Maxie Bise)

KINGSPORT — Karletta Leigh Benton, 40, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday (Aug. 30, 2008) at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport, on Jan. 25, 1968 and for the past 25 years, she has been disabled from an automobile accident. She was an honor roll student and a graduate of Central High School and was a member of the Parkway Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents, Willie L. Benton, Jr. and Charlotte I. Bise Benton; sisters, Melita Benton Lee and husband, Steven, Nicoletta Benton-Cooper and husband, Waylon; grandmother, Maxie Bise; niece, Alexandria Ayala; three nephews, Zachary Lee, Derek Lee, Nathanial Cooper; special aunts and uncles, Fred and Deliah Dishner, Keith and Colleen Grimm of Gate City, Va., Virginia Johnson of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Dale and Linda Benton of Blountville; special friends, Theresa (Sam) Gura and Matthew and many loving friends.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Montgomery officiating.

The committal will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel.

A special thanks to Dr. Macrodus of Chicago, Ill., Dr. Martinez of Louisville, Ky. and Dr. Odum of Bristol, Tenn.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louise (Wright) Benton

BLOUNTVILLE — Louise Benton, 83, of Greystone Health Care, went to be with Lord on Saturday (Jan. 17, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born March 26, 1925, in Scott County, Va., but had resided in Blountville since 1957. She was the daughter of the late W.H. and Jenny Wright. She was of the Baptist faith and had been ministered by Beulah Baptist Church in Kingsport. She was a lifelong homemaker, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Benton, in 2000.
She is survived by four sons, Linville Benton and wife, Peggy, Blountville, Jimmie Benton and wife, Bandi, Abilene, Tex., Bill Benton and wife, Patsy, Blountville and Ronnie Benton, Piney Flats; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Benton and wife, Carolyn, Blountville, Billy Benton and wife, Natalie, Blountville, Jesse Benton, Blountville and Britni Mains and husband, J. J, Bristol; five great-grandchildren, Savannah, Christopher, Hunter, Jackson and Nicholas; three sisters, Gerri Benton, Madisonville, Tenn., Joyce Frazier and husband, Don, Bristol, Va. and Marie Parsons, Kingsport; three brothers, W. H. Wright Jr. and wife, Imogene, Gate City, Va., Lester Wright and wife, Nancy, Bristol, Wayne Wright, Kingsport; special cousin, Hurley Carter and wife, Virginia, Kingsport; special niece, Wanda Jean Head and husband, David, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today prior to the service in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Al South and Rev. Eddie Zimmerman officiating.
The graveside service and interment will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va.
Active pallbearers will be Jeffrey Benton, Billy Benton, Jesse Benton, Christopher Benton, Hunter Benton, J. J. Mains and Scott Frazier.
Honorary pallbearers are Allan Benton, Mickey Blevins, Glenn Vance, J.D. Lay, Gerald Malone, Lynn Gardner and David Head.
East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the Benton family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mahala Ellen (McClellan) Benton

GATE CITY, Va., May 7 -- Mrs Mahala E. Benton, 74, wife of William Benton and one of Scott County's most active church workers, died suddenly at her home in the Red Hill section near here early tonight [5/7/1938].

Her death was attributed to paralysis.

She was a daughter of George and Rebecca Quillin McClellan and widely connected with leading Scott County families.

Funeral services will be held Monday at the Red Hill Southern Methodist Church of which she was a member with the pastor Rev. J. E. Graham in charge.  Burial will be held in the family cemetery.

Surviving are her husband William Benton; three daughters, Mrs. James Crook, Gate City, Mrs. George Falin, Garrett, Kentucky, and Mrs. John Williams, Gate City; three sons, Carter Benton, McRoberts, Ky; Will Rhea Benton and James B. Benton, both of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. John Johnson, Gate City; four brothers, David, S. T., and G. B. McClellan all of Gate City and Sam McClellan of Surgoinsville.

(Kingsport Times, Sunday, May 8, 1938)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Marvin Cecil Benton

Gate City, VA - Marvin Cecil Benton, age 76 of Gate City, VA moved peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center on April 3, 2013 after a short illness.

Mr. Benton was born in Scott County, VA on July 10, 1936 to the late Robert Henry and Hattie Victoria Jennings Benton. He was a 1955 graduate of Shoemaker High School. He was an employee of Oakwood Markets for over 20 years.

He faithfully attended Marble Point Church and was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Charlotte Bowen and half sister, Helen Taylor preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Minnie Lane Benton, Gate City, VA; daughter, Tina Lynn Howington and husband, Chris, Kingsport, TN; sons, Tim Benton, Gate City, VA and Brent Benton and wife, Becky, Walls, MS; grandchildren, Tyler, Creed, Chase, Landon, and Brittany Phelps, and Wesley Howington; great grandchildren, Kailynn Howington and Kinnlee Sturgil; sister, Carolyn Bobbitte and husband, Dairel, Claypool Hill, VA; brother, David Benton and wife, Judy, Leon, KS; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Danny Bostic and Rev. Gary Hunley officiating. Marcus and Christy Smith will provide the music. A special song will be sung by Dairel Bobbitte.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Marble Point Church Building Fund, c/o Helen McDavid, 3142 Daniel Boone Road, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Rader Earnest Benton

GATE CITY -- Rader Earnest Benton, 54, of West Jackson Street, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 2 p.m. Saturday [12/11/1965] after a lengthy illness.

He was a native of Scott County and a retired employee of the spinning department of Tennessee Eastman Co.  Benton was a member of the West View Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Benton; daughters, Mrs. Robert Lee Hall of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Mrs. Raymond Mead of Weber City; a son, James Monroe Benton, Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Nannie McClellan, Mrs. Dow Lane and Mrs. Nell Phillippi, all of Gate City; brothers, Kelly and Bob, Gate City; W. T. (Bill) of Kingsport, and C. R. (Jake) Benton of Melbourne, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Gate City First Baptist Church.  Rev. Gerald Price, Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Bob Lynch will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Gate City Funeral Home to the church one hour before the service.

From Kingsport Times of Monday, December 13, 1965

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Raymond C. “Jake” Benton

Raymond C. (Jake) Benton, 49, formerly of Gate City, died in Melbourne, Fla. at 1:30 p.m. Sunday [2/28/1971] after a brief illness. He was born in Scott County, and was formerly affiliated with Jake's Cab Company in Gate City. He served in World War II.

He is survived by sons, Raymond Allan (Butch) and Thomas Roy (Tommy) both of Melbourne; sisters, Mrs. Nannie McClellan, Mrs. Mary Lane, Mrs. Nell Phillippi, all of Gate City; and brother, Kelly Benton, Gate City.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Holston View Cemetery.)

KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, March 2, 1971

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Henderson Benton

(From Times' State News Service)

Gate City, Va. -- Funeral for R. H. Benton Sr., 71, farmer and livestock grower, and a member of the Methodist church of the Red Hill community, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Red Hill church with burial in the nearby family cemetery.  Nephews and nieces will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.  The Rev. Enos Wagner, pastor, will officiate.

Mr. Benton was a native of this county and a life long resident.  He served for four terms as Justice of the Peace in Estilville Magisterial district, and was active in community and church affairs.

His father was the late Robert Carter Benton and his mother before her marriage was Mary Pierson.  Both families were early settlers in this county.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Nash Benton; four brothers, Thomas Z. Benton, J. W. Benton, Henry B. Benton, and George Benton, all of Gate City.

Kingsport Times, Sunday, November 16, 1941

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ruth (Seymore) Benton

KINGSPORT - Ruth S. Benton, 96, left the loving arms of her family on July 12, 2008 to be with her heavenly father.

She was born Feb. 26, 1912. She served the U.S. Government in the Selective Service Department for 27 years. She also worked with Mountain Empire Older Citizens for seven years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Martha Dickerson Seymore; her husband, Rader E. Benton; granddaughters, Martha Ann Hall and Lisa Kay Hall.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Kay Hall, Kingsport, Ann and Raymond Meade, Gate City, VA.; her son, Jim Benton, Gate City, VA.; eight grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Grace Covenant Church, 2001 American Way, Kingsport, Tenn. with Dr. J. Edward Clevinger officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Tillie Katherine (Beer) Benton

KINGSPORT - Tillie Katherine Benton, 91, went to be with the Lord Monday (Dec. 1, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Mansfield, Ohio and was a resident of Wexford House. Mrs. Benton was a homemaker and loved to quilt and do crafts.

Mrs. Benton was a member of the First Church of God in Mansfield, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Katherine Beer; one son, Ronald V. Hamlin; one sister, Anna Hergatt; three brothers, Jake, Albert and Russell Beer; and one granddaughter, Crystal Lynn Benton.

Surviving are her husband, Willie Benton, Kingsport; children, Janice Blackford, Mansfield, Ohio, Roger Dale Benton, Blountville, Colleen Grim, Gate City, Va., Delialah Dishner, Bristol, Tenn., Willie Benton Jr., Bristol, Tenn., and Virginia Johnson, Arin, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Esther Gray, Shelby, Ohio.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Calling hours will also be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wappner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Collins officiating.

Graveside services will be immediately following the funeral service in Mansfield Memorial Park, Mansfield, Ohio.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willie Leland Benton

GATE CITY, Va. — Willie Leland Benton, 91, of Blountville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 5, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Midway) and moved to Mansfield, Ohio in 1954 living there until he moved back locally to make his home with his son, Dale in 2003. Willie was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II and retired from A.K. Steel with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Church of God in Mansfield, Ohio.

Willie was preceded in death by his wife, Tillie Beer Benton in 2003; his parents, James B. and Ellie Kendrick Benton; two sisters, Mary Ellen Vicars and Nyla Sullivan; and two brothers, Herbert Benton and Cascal Benton.

Survivors include his three daughters, Delilah Dishner and husband, Fred of Bristol, Tenn., Coleen Grimm and husband, Keith of Gate City, Va. and Jenny Johnson of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; two sons, Dale Benton and wife, Linda of Blountville and Willie Benton, Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Bristol, Tenn.; along with 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Raymond Conkin and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by Ronnie Fansler and Bill Giffin.

Military graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Virginia National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Fansler, Keith Grimm, Bill Giffin, Ross Tester, Glen Tyler, Fred Dishner and Ben Snodgrass.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Catron and Echol Fansler. Family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession.

Carter Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Willie Leland Benton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel Grace (Dishner) Burlew

SOMERSET, Ky. — Mrs. Hazel Dishner Burlew, 77, a resident of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Sunrise Manor in Somerset, Ky. after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 30, 1930 in Duffield , Va. , and was the daughter of Will Dishner and Donnie Crook Dishner. She was a former teacher, secretary and mayor of Gem, Kans.

Mrs. Burlew was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Claude L. Burlew Jr.; and her parents, Will and Donnie Dishner.

She is survived by three sons, C. Edwin Burlew and his wife, Carol, Mesa, Ariz., Jonathan W. Burlew and his wife, Paula, Somerset, Ky. and Christopher M. Burlew and his wife, Kathy, Salina, Kans; nine grandchildren; three brothers; and six sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church of Somerset with the Rev. Allen Brimer officiating.

A luncheon will follow the service for family and friends.

A memorial has been established to the Hazel D. Burlew Memorial Fund, Pulaski County Alzheimers Respite Center .

Mrs. Burlew's remains were bequeathed to the University of Kentucky School of Medicine.

Lange & New Bros. Family Funeral Home, 603 Monticello St., Somerset, Ky. 42501 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Jo (Bledsoe) Berry

DUFFIELD, Va. — Barbara Jo Berry, 55, of Duffield, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday (Dec. 20, 2008).
She was the daughter of Dudley and Ruth Bledsoe. She was born on Oct. 3, 1953. Barbara was a member of Burke’s Union Primitive Baptist Church. She loved to help anyone that she could. She loved cross stitch needle work and was an avid quilter.
Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Weatherly Bledsoe; and one sister, Opal Mae.
She is survived by her loving husband, "Johnny" Roy Lee Berry of the home; one son, Jonathan Berry of Carters Valley; a special grandson, Ryan Berry; her father, Dudley Bledsoe of the home; four brothers, H.C. Bledsoe and wife, Billie of Duffield, Va., Robert (Cob) Bledsoe and wife, Bonnie of Blackwater, Va., Ray (Punkin) Bledsoe and wife, Lettia Mae of Kingsport and Fred Bledsoe of Blackwater, Va.; a special sister-in-law, Rose Tipton and husband, Ronnie; a special uncle and aunt, C.P. Bledsoe and wife, Madge; a very special friend, Susie Wallen; two nieces and a nephew, Amanda Grimes, Cammie Bledsoe and Mark Bledsoe; a great-nephew, Jacob Austin; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends today at Oak Hill Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitation will be anytime at the residence.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Burke’s Union Primitive Baptist Church in Blackwater, Va. with Rev. Roger Trent and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be by Eric Lawson.

Graveside services will follow in the Bloomer Cemetery in Blackwater, Va. Pallbearers will be Mark Bledsoe, Presley Bledsoe, Eric Lawson, Jimmy Berry, Loven Livesay, Justin Berry and friends.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Barbara Jo Bledsoe Berry.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ben Berry

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ben Berry, 80, entered into rest Thursday (Dec. 26, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Berry was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 1, 1922, son of the late Arbin and Lula Duncan Berry. He was a farmer and retired from AFG. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, his son Frank Matthew Berry, two sisters and four brothers preceded him in.

He is survived by his wife, Stella Lane Berry, Clinchport, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Priscilla and Earl Casey, Church Hill, Tenn., Janie and Danny Jones, Clinchport, Va. and Flora and Dale Smith, Gate City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Benny and Delores Berry, Church Hill, Tenn. and David and Sandra Berry, Clinchport, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; sisters, Flora Johnson, Kingsport, Tenn., Ruth Gantner, Detroit, Mich., Ona Hood, Church Hill, Tenn., Kate Dalton, Kingsport, Tenn. and Frances Williams, Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Frank Berry, Mars Hill, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Charles Rhoton officiating. Way of the Cross Singers will provide the music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Ray Berry

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Billy R. Berry, 64, of the Fairview community, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning (March 30, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was a graduate of Rye Cove High School and attended VPI in Blacksburg, Va. He was an insurance salesman for Virginia Farm Bureau and was later employed by Tennessee Eastman Company for 33½ years until his retirement in 1999.

He was a member of Red Hill Memorial Church in Pattonsville, Va., and accepted the Lord as his personal savior on March 14, 2006. He enjoyed attending Bible School and played a big part in "Share The Blessing" day.

Billy loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren brought special joy to his life. He also treasured the many friendships he had made throughout the years and he will always be remembered for his kind, gentle, and compassionate disposition.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gomer Berry.

Surviving are his loving wife of 42 years and 5 months, Patricia Berry of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Eddie Pearcy of Duffield, Va., and Jennifer and Jim Richmond of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Adam and Brian Pearcy, and Hannah and Emily Richmond; mother, Bonnie Berry Russell of Fairview, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Arvella and Tom Stewart of Fairview, Va.; his in-laws, Roy and Cora Walker of Fairview, Va.; a niece, several nephews, and a host of friends.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at family residence or the residence of his sister, Arvella Stewart.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood, Pastor Travis Boling, and Bro. Carl Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by Saundra Tomlinson, Garry Hood, David Hood, and Ronnie Hood.

Committal services will follow at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Pearcy, Adam Pearcy, Jim Richmond, Shannon Stewart, Morgan Stewart, Jeff Walker, and Jonathan Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Stewart, Jerry Walker, Charles Funderburg, and Hal Rominger.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Blanche Margaret (Hood) Berry

CLINCHPORT, Va. _ Blanche Margaret Berry, 87, entered into rest Sunday (April 23, 2000) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 1, 1913 and was the daughter of the late George and Lydia Pearcy Hood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Berry; two brothers, Jay and Garley Hood.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jack Tomlinson, Clinchport, Va.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Deborah Berry, Larry and Joyce Berry, both of Kingsport, Hobert Berry, Clinchport, Va., and Donnie and Carol Berry, Richmond, Ind.; one sister, Edith Williams, Kingsport; one brother, Ezra Hood, Duffield, Va.; one granddaughter, Jackie Johnson; four grandsons, Jason Tomlinson, Justin Berry, Lonnie Berry and Donald Berry; two step-grandsons, Chuck and Harry Clamon; two great-granddaughters, Haley Tomlinson and Ruth Berry; three step great-grandchildren, Rachel, Cameron and Austin Clamon; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Garry Hood and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Pearcy Family Cemetery, Bunker community, Fairview, Va.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Clamon, Harry Clamon, Ted Wade, T.J. Hood, Gregory Hood, G.H. Hood and Edgar Hood.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frank Matthew Berry

CLINCHPORT - Frank Matthew Berry, 20, of Clinchport, Rt. 3 died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday [10/5/1972] in Holston Valley Community Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident Monday evening.

The accident, a car-truck collision, occurred one mile east of Duffield on Highway 23 at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police said.

Berry was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended the Grit Hill Church. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Berry of Rt. 3, Clinchport; brothers, Benny Lee of Church Hill Rt. 6, and David Patton Berry, Clinchport; sisters, Priscilla, Janie Diana, and Flora Mae, all of Clinchport Rt. 3; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee B. Lane, Clinchport, Rt. 3.

Warren Funeral Home in Weber City is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Burial in the Holston View Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times, Fri., Oct. 6, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

James Wilson Berry

Gate City, VA - James W. Berry, 78, passed away on Sunday (January 1, 2012) at Baysmont Center, following a period of declining health.

Mr. Berry was born in Scott County, VA to the late George W. and Lavona Scalf Berry.

Mr. Berry was a member of Daniel Boone Baptist Church in the Daniel Boone Community of Scott County. He retired from Eastman Chemical Co. with more than 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Pierson Berry; a son, Jim and wife Gail; daughters, Cindy Iverson and husband Gordon, Becky McCracken and husband James all of Kingsport, TN; sisters, Carolyn (Kenneth) Davis of Duffield, VA, Betty Gibson of Duffield, VA, and Mary Nell (Gene) Eppes of Gastonia, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer Brickey, Seth Berry & wife, Crystal, Caitlyn White & husband, T.C., Ben Iverson, Chelsia McCracken, and Dylan McCracken; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Abigail Berry, and Chance White; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George, and a daughter, Pam Brickey.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday (Jan. 4, 2012) from 12:30 to 2:00 at Scott County Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. R.D. Stallard and Kelly Pierson officiating. Music will be provided by Savannah Vaughn. A graveside service will follow at the Holston View Cemetery with his nephews serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Boone Baptist Church, 2805 Daniel Boone Road, Gate City, VA 24251.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of Preston Place and the staff of Baysmont for the special care given to Mr. James W. Berry. Also, special thanks goes out to Margie Smith and Patsy Sloan.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Rex Berry

EAST STONE GAP , Va. – John Rex Berry, 67, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday [ 12/8/1962 ] in an Appalachia Hospital .

He was a member of the East Stone Gap Methodist Church .

Survivors include four daughters, Miss Jean Berry, Dayton, Ohio, Miss Ruth Berry, Mrs. Ann Dye and Miss Pat Berry, East Stone Gap; one son, John W. Berry, East Stone Gap; one sister, Kate Kirk, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Stone Gap Methodist Church with Rev. Daryl Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Powell Valley Mernorial Gardens .

The body will be taken to the residence in East Stone Gap at 2 p.m. today from the Holding Funeral Home.

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

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Katie Louemma (McNew) Berry

March 6, 1935 - August 4, 2013

Katie Louemma Berry, 78, of Duffield went to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 4, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born and raised in the Starnes’ Bluff Community she was a member of Starnes’ Bluff United Methodist Church.

Katie was an avid gardener who admired nature. She loved to cook, quilt, crochet and embroidery. Katie was looked to by many for advice and encouragement even in her illness. She also was an active member in the Fairview Ruritan #2, Farm Bureau Ladies Auxillary and Fairview Community Center.

Katie loved her church and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lavie McNew; sisters, Ruby Hill and Gladys Pierson; brother, Ed McNew and great grandson, Harper Wallace Feagins

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, O.E. “Junior” Berry Jr; daughter, Patricia Feagins and fiancée Danny Chapman; adored granddaughters and the loves of her life, Lindsay Nicole Feagins and Bethany Dawn Feagins; brother, Fred McNew and a host of special nieces and nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12-2pm Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 2pm Tuesday with Rev. T.J. Hood and Rev. Mike Ervin officiating. Music will be provided by the Kaylor’s Chapel Quartet and Aubra Hill.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Her nephews and friends will be pallbearers.

The family would like to express a special thank you to all her caregivers during her illness.

Those desiring may make memorials to the charity of one’s choice in Katie’s memory.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lavona (Scalf) Berry

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Lavona Scalf Berry, 78, Route 3, Clinch­port, Va., (Fairview community), died Sunday afternoon (May 1, 1994) at her residence.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Billy (Betty) Gibson, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Kenneth (Caro­lyn) Davis, Church Hill and Mrs. Gene (Mary Nell) Eppes, Suffolk, Va.; one son, James W. Berry, Gate City, Va.; nine grandchil­dren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eugenia Pierson and Mrs. Flo Frazier, both of Kingsport and Mrs. Ma­mie Jones, Clinchport, Va.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Scott County Funeral Home, Web­er City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Gertrude (Hunley) Berry

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Lillian Gertrude Berry , 84, Route 4, entered into rest Wednesday ( June 14, 2000 ) at her residence. Mrs. Berry was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 30, 1915, a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Baldwin Hunley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Hagan Berry ; one son, Troy Rhoton; four sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Chafin, Castlewood, Va., Mary and Donald Taylor, Clinchport, Va., and Julie and Patton Quillen, Rye Cove, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Wanda Berry , Mt. Carmel, William Eli Berry , Clinchport, Va., and Worley Cecil Berry and Kay Street, Sulphur Springs, Tenn.; one sister, Laura Darnell, Warrenton, Va.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Dingus Cemetery , Rye Cove, Va. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Lula Mae (Duncan) Berry

Mrs. Lula Mae Berry, 65, of 1626 "G" St. died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Daniel H. Dalton Jr., Forest View Road, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday [1/7/1961] after a long illness.

She was born in Lee County, Va., daughter of the late Dr. C. F. and Mary Ellen Childress Duncan, and had lived in Kingsport 14 years.  She was a member of Highland Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are: her husband, Orbin Berry; six daughters, Mrs. Ann Jaynes, Kingsport; Mrs. Hollie Hood, Clinchport, Va.; Mrs. Ruth Gantner, Detroit; Mrs. Jack Dalton, Norfolk; Mrs. Daniel H. Dalton Jr. and Mrs. Ben Burton, Kingsport; three sons, Jake, Kingsport; Ben, Clinchport, and Frank Berry, Cleveland, Ohio; a step-daughter, Mrs. Olin Johnson, Kingsport; a step-son, George Berry, Clinchport; three half-sisters, Mrs. Alpha Seals, Kingsport; Mrs. Euna Harlan, Wise, Va., and Mrs. Mollie Sage, Stickleyville, Va.; half-brothers, Roy Duncan, Ewing, Va.; Eugene and Curtis Duncan, Ben Hur, Va.; and 32 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Carter-Clamon Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 8, 1961

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mack Henderson Berry

BRUSH PRAIRIE, Wash. - Mack Henderson Berry, 56, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at his residence.

Born Feb. 12, 1942 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late Worley Berry.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Lee Smith and Thelma Hammons.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Fisher Berry, Brush Prairie, Wash.; a daughter, Trinia Hunter, Brush Prairie, Wash.; three sons, Michael Berry, Atlanta, Ga., Keith and Kelvin Berry, both of Brush Prairie, Wash.; seven grandchildren; his mother, Gladys Adams Berry Pridemors, Duffield, Va.; five sisters, Wanda Jean Adams, Blackwater, Va., Etta Clark, Dryden, Va., Helen Calhoun and Martha Laney, both of Duffield, Va.; four brothers, Howard Berry , Duffield, Va., Vernon Adams, Hansen, Idaho, Sam Berry, Culpeper, Va., and Tom Berry, Indianapolis, Ind.

Services will be held Monday, (Jan. 31, 1999) at Battle Ground Funeral Home, Brush Prairie, Wash.

Courtesy of Duffield Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ruth (Gibson) Berry

KINGSPORT - Mary Ruth Gibson Berry passed away at her residence on Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2005) with her loving family at her side.

She was born July 24, 1924 and lived in the Fairview community of Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett Berry (1984); son, Ralph Lynn Berry (1999); three stepsons, Floyd "Cody," Ed and Bob Berry; a great-granddaughter, Alejandra Roberts; her parents, John and Rose Tomlison Gibson; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include seven daughters, Shirley Doss of Oklahoma, Bessie Berry of Clinchport, Mae B. Taylor of Clinchport, Dollie Gilliam and husband, Claude of Clinchport, Della Adams of Gate City, Rose Edwards of Blackwater, and Bonnie Calton of Weber City; two sons, Charles Berry and wife Ruby of Jonesville, and Johnny Berry and wife Barbara of Clinchport; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Berry of Blackwater; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Holston Valley Medical Center and to Lisa and Jane with Wellmont Hospice for the loving care they gave to Mrs. Berry during her illness.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley, the Rev. Roger Trent, and the Rev. Bazil Maness officiating.

Music will be provided by Gary Hunley.

Graveside services will be conducted in the Berry Family Cemetery in Clinchport immediately following the funeral service. Family and friends will travel together in procession to the graveside.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lane, Tommy Berry Jr., Jonathan Berry, Adam Berry, Jimmy Berry, Gary Lee Taylor and Jessie Lee Doss Jr.

Honorary pallbearer will be Justin Todd Berry.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Berry.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Lynn Berry

BLOUNTVILLE - Ralph Lynn Berry , 31, entered into rest Tuesday (Sept. 7, 1999) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 6, 1968, he was a son of Mary Ruth Gibson Berry and the late Garrett Hobert Berry .

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Henry and Rose Tomlinson Gibson; his paternal grandparents, James Wilson and Pricilla Bostic Berry ; and two brothers, Floyd (Cody) Berry and Ed Berry .

Surviving, in addition to his mother, Mary Ruth Berry , Clinchport, Va., is one daughter, Anita Marie Berry , Pennington Gap, Va.; one son, Adam Mitchel Berry , Pennington Gap, Va.; seven sisters, Shirley Doss, Tulsa, Okla., Bessie Berry and Mae Taylor, both of Clinchport, Va., Dollie Gilliam and Rose Edwards, both of Blackwater, Va., Della Adams, Gate City, Va., and Bonnie Calton, Yuma, Va.; three brothers, Bob Berry , Blackwater, Va., Charles H. Berry , Jonesville, Va., and Johnny Berry , Clinchport, Va.; 11 nieces, Jackie Roberts, Mary Doss, Jessica Sloan, Jennifer Doss, Annie Sexton, April Calton, Wanda Livesay, Vivian Bledsoe, Linda Wolfe, Betty Berry and Lisa Gillenwater; 13 nephews, J.R. Doss, Tommy Berry , Jimmy Berry , Gary (Buck) Taylor, Michael Lane, Andy (Curly) Adams, Robert Berry Jr., Ray Berry , Joe Berry , Jessie Berry , Gary Berry , J.D. Berry and Jonathan Berry ; several great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother in Fairview, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith and Lee Smith.

Burial will be in the Berry Family Cemetery, Fairview, Va.

Friends will serve as pallbearers. Nephews Jimmy Berry , Gary (Buck) Taylor, Tommy Berry , Gary Berry , J.D. Berry , Michael Lane and Jonathan Berry will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rebecca (Simpkins) Quillin Berry

RADFORD -             Rebecca S. Q. Berry, 77, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at her home.

She is survived by two sons, Robert T. Quillen, Germany; James H. Quillin Jr., North Carolina; two sisters, Katherine Graham, Christiansburg; Oveda Cook, New Jersey.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, at the graveside in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Lewis Weaver.

Arrangements by Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christianburg.

(Former wife of James Hall Quillin, son of James Monroe Quillin and Lucy Anne Hall.)

Radford News Journal, Sat., May 24, 1997.

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lee Berry

Jun 6, 1945 – May 1, 2014

Robert Lee Berry, 68, Kingsport, TN passed away, Wednesday, May 1, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley.

Robert was born in Scott County, VA on June 6, 1945 to the late Hollie and Blanche Margaret Hood Berry.

In addition to his parents, an infant sister preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Berry, Kingsport, TN; sister, Brenda Tomlinson and husband, Jack, Clinchport, VA; Donnie Berry, Richmond, IN, Hobert Berry, Clinchport, VA; Larry Berry and wife, Joyce, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 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 Evangelist Garry Hood officiating. The Hood Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN. Anthony Reed, Eddie Strong, Tom Davis, Brandon Ramsey, Terry Campbell, and Marty Stanley will serve as pallbearers. Employees of CSX Railroad will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Robert Lee Berry.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Sandra G. (Wallen) Berry

Duffield, VA - Mrs. Sandra G. Berry, 60, Duffield, VA passed away, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center with her loving husband of 35 years by her side.

Mrs. Berry was born in Scott County, VA on February 26, 1951, the daughter of the late Hiram Thomas and Ethel Lee Roberts Wallen. Sandra was retired from the laundry department at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, VA in December 2009.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Helen Dishner and brother-in-law, Coy Alan Smith.

Surviving is her husband, David Berry, Duffield, VA and sister, Lois Ann Smith, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Thomas Lynn Wallen, Church Hill, TN and Garvey Odell Wallen, Kingsport, TN; niece, Sherree Jarrett; nephews, Darin Smith, Alan Smith, and Shannon Smith; along with several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Friends and family may call anytime at the home of David Berry.

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Charley Jarrett officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Sandra G. Berry.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Stella Mae (Lane) Berry

Duffield, VA - Stella Lane Berry, 82, Duffield, VA passed away, Friday, February 1, 2013 at Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, VA.

Mrs. Berry was born in Wise County, VA on April 15, 1930 to the late Lee Berry and Sarah Jane Lane.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Ben Berry; son, Frank Matthew Berry; 4 sisters, 8 brothers, and 1 daughter-in-law preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Pricilla Casey and husband, Earl, Church Hill, TN, Janie Jones and husband, Danny, Clinchport, VA, and Flora Smith and husband, Dale, Gate City, VA; sons, Benny Berry and wife, Delores, Church Hill, TN and David Berry, Clinchport, VA; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; sister, Hazel Darnell and husband, Walter, Lynn Garden, TN; brother, A.L. Lane, Weber City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Danny Jones and the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Delores Berry, Church Hill, TN. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Otto Gibson officiating. Kaylor's Chapel Quartet will provide the music. Great granddaughters, Elizabeth and Mary Peak will provide a special song.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home for their love and care of our mother.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Stella Lane Berry.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Walter Galen Bellamy

Walter G. Bellamy, age 96, of Steadman Hills, Asbury Place, passed away at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

He was married to the late Mary Mildred Tickle Hurd Bellamy for 51 years. He resided in Mount Carmel for 54 years before moving to Steadman Hills in Kingsport in April of 2012.

Walter was a native of Scott County, VA, born March 24, 1917 to the late William H. and Eliza Spivey Bellamy. He served his country with pride during World War II with the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He also served in the C.C. Camp.

He retired from AFG following 38 years of service. He was a long time member of Cloud's Bend UMC, where he taught Sunday School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Carl and Herbert Bellamy; seven sisters, Lakie Peters, Minnie Pendleton, Fannie Davidson, Dorothy Ketron, Mildred Bellamy, Zella Manier, Vilas Sykes; granddaughter, Karen Hurd and stepson, Kenneth Hurd.

Survivors include his grandchildren, Walter Kevin Hurd and wife Cissi, and Debbie Miller; great-grandchildren, Christopher Miller, Alyssa Miller, Charlsie Hurd and Chase Hurd; daughter-in-law, Norma J. Hurd of Johnson City, TN; devoted sisters, Daphne B Linville of Erwin, TN, Geraldine B. Gray of Kingsport; his loving nephews and nieces, Richard B. Bellamy (Jean) of Kingsport, Donald Bellamy of Kingsport, Wally Gray (Amy) of Kingsport, William A Ketron of Williamsburg, VA, James H. Ketron (Sue) of Roanoke, VA, Paul S. Ketron (Tamera) of Mount Crawford, VA, Brenda Watson (Clayton) of Moneta, VA, Glenda Lyle (Alan) of Aberdeen, NC, Sharon Starnes of Kingsport, Susan Gray of Kingsport, Billie Sisco of Kingsport, Betsy Hall (Robert) of Society Hill, SC, and Cathy Riddle (Charlie) of Johnson City, TN.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Ken Peterson officiating.

A military graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Resurrection at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 27, 2013 with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 according military honors.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Bellamy, Kevin Hurd, Chase Hurd, Chris Miller, Richard Bellamy, and Richard Keyes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wally Gray and Allan Berry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clouds Bend UMC, 940 Bradbury Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

The family would like to issue a special thank you to the staff of Steadman Hills/Asbury Place.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Walter G. Bellamy.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

William Eli Berry

Mr. William Eli Berry, 69, Duffield, VA passed away, Friday, June 24, 2011 at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, VA.

Mr. Berry was born in Scott County, VA on November 10, 1941 , a son of the late Patrick Hagan and Lillian Gertrude Hunley Berry .

A brother, Troy L. Rhoton, and sister, Mary Taylor preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter, Eliza Lawson and husband, Tony, Ft. Blackmore, VA; grandchildren, Grace Lawson, Abigail Faith Lawson, and Noah Lawson; sisters, Elizabeth Chafin, Lebanon, VA and Julie Quillen and husband, Patton, Duffield, VA; brothers, Allen Berry and wife, Wanda, Mt. Carmel, TN and Worley Cecil Berry and Kay Street, Jonesboro, TN; special friend, Judy Catron, Duffield, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. , Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Eliza and Tony Lawson. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Dingus Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore , VA at 11:00 a.m. , Tuesday, June 28, 2011 . Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of William Eli Berry.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com
Submitted by Don Lane  

Worley John Berry

Funeral services for Worley John Berry will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Worfe and the Rev. Rufus Hood, officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Gale City Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

April Rose (McNish) Bettis

 

Powell, TN - April Rose Bettis, 33, Powell, TN passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Tenova Healthcare in Powell, TN.

She was born in Sullivan County, TN on March 14, 1980 to Barry McNish and Peggy Kendrick.

April is survived by her husband, William Bettis, Powell, TN; father, Barry McNish, Knoxville, TN; mother, Peggy Kendrick, Powell, TN; sons, Adrian Bettis, Powell, TN, Dakota Bettis, Powell, TN Isaiah Bettis, Powell, TN; special sister, Crystal Payer, Fall Branch, TN; special brother, Josh Grills, Fall Branch, TN; brothers, Adam McNish, Powell, TN, Jacob McNish, Powell, TN, Dylan McNish, Powell, TN; aunts and uncles, Marvin and Debbie Burton, Church Hill, TN, Dale Kendrick, Yuma, VA, Sandy and Roger Grills, Fall Branch, TN; special niece, Haley McNish.

The family will receive friends from 11-1 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, eulogy will be provided by the family.

Graveside services will be conducted January 30, 2014 at the Quillin Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA (Alley Valley Community). Adam McNish, Jacob McNish, Dylan McNish, Adrian Bettis, Dakota Bettis and Isaiah Bettis will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of April Rose Bettis.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Kendrick, Stallard, Strong, Hobbs, Addington, Dougherty, McConnell, Kilgore, Fields)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Shelah Beverly

J. S. (Shelia) Beverly , 76, 225 Lynn Street died at 1:45 Tuesday [ 6/17/1968 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Wise, Va. , he had lived in Kingsport since 1944.  He formerly owned and operated Beverly 's Garage in Lynn Garden.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Jessee Beverly; two daughters, Mrs. James Doane, Sidney, Ohio, and Mrs. Carlos Bolling, Pound, Va.; one son, A. K. Beverly, Rogersville; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Hughes, Knoxville; Mrs. Belle Blankenbecler, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Robert Hill, Corbin, Ky., and Mrs. W. E. Gilliam, Kingsport; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1968)

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Funeral services for J. S. (Sheila) Beverly will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Rev. James N. Walter and Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m.    Pallbearers will be Jack Allgood, George Bellamy, Leo Zimmerman, Jack Robbins, Donnie Berry, Harlan Barron, Verlin Taylor, T. E. Gilliam.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1968)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Leota R. (Peters) Beverly

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leota R. Beverly, 86, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Oreton, Lee County, Va., a daughter of the late William Robert and Rebecca Mae Miles Peters, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Emeral Beverly; a son, Emeral Lee Beverly; sisters, Delena Peters, Alberta Skeens and Artence Lynch; and a brother, William R. Peters. She had lived in Bristol over 50 years and was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Rodney Allen Beverly and his wife Donna of Bristol, Bill L. Beverly and his wife Kathyren of Bristol and Dan D. Beverly and his wife Wissy of Knoxville; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Ferl) Glenn of Bristol and Mrs. C.L. (Thelma) Kilgore and Mrs. Robert (Marion) O’Dell, both of Coeburn; a granddaughter, Sara N. Beverly; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Wednesday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 o’clock Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in the Heritage Chapel of Memories in Glenwood Cemetery, with Dr. Stan Anderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.oakley-cook.com.

Mrs. Beverly and her family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tenn.

(Bristol Herald Courier, November 2, 2004)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Logan Beverly

NORTON - Logan Beverly, 84, died in a local hospital Wednesday afternoon [3/24/1976] after an extended illness.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Beverly, Norton; one sister, Mrs. Rausa Mullins, Gate City; one grandson; and one granddaughter.

Hagy Funeral Home is in charge.

[Logan Beverly was married to Hattie Osborne Honeycutt, b. Scott Co on 8/2/1898. I have studied the family and think that Hattie was a daughter of Nancy Jane (Easterling) Osborne Hall and an adopted daughter of Joseph Walter and Daisy Honeycutt. Hattie d. 12/7/1993. DWL]

Kingsport Times / Thursday, March 25, 1976

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Ann (Broadwater) Bevins

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Betty A. Broadwater Bevins, 72, went to be with Jesus Monday ( Aug. 4, 2003 ) with her loving family by her side.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , she was owner of B&B Foodland in Nickelsville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Curtis Bevins, June 11, 1973 ; parents, C.A. Broadwater and Iva Quillin Broadwater; and brothers, Paul B. and Jack Wayne Broadwater.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Howard Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va.; a son, David Curtis Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; one grandson, Jonathan H. Broadwater; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Kathy Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va.; special sister-in-law, Thelma Broadwater; special friend, Nina Broadwater; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Nickelsville Cemetery . The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad or First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

Pallbearers will be Sam Goins, Joe Meade, Dickie Cassell, Greg Corder, Marvin Shortt, Jeff Horner and Thomas Hillman.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Josephine (Norris) Bevins

CHURCH HILL - Josephine Norris Bevins, 72, formerly of Wise, Va., died Monday (April 4, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a member of St. Ber­nards Catholic Church in Gate City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leonard Bevins; and a son, Jimmy Bev­ins.

Surviving are three sons, Bill Bevins, Wise, Va., Bob Bevins, Ireland and Lynn Bevins, Church Hill; five grandchildren; two sis­ters, Mary O'Shea and Fanny O'Shea, both of Ireland.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

Funeral mass will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Nor­ton, Va., with Father Bob Camer­on officiating.

Burial will be in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.

(Some ancestral families for James Leonard Bevins – Bevins, Powers, Dougherty, McConnell, Dingus, Stallard)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Julia Violeta (Combs) Bevins

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Julia Combs Bevins, 89, formerly of Nickelsville, Va., died Wednesday ( July 8, 1998 ) at the home of her daughter, Ruth Marshall in Weber City , Va. A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Nickelsville , Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Bevins; parents, William E. and Alpha (Bond) Combs; three sons, Curtis, Joe and Billy Wayne Bevins; two sisters, Nannie Osborne and Mary Broadwater; two brothers, Ed and John F. Combs; and son-in-law, Malcolm Marshall .

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Marshall, Weber City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, C.W. (Wheeler) and Ida Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter-in-law, Betty Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; two granddaughters, Janet Bevins Broadwater and Juliette Bevins; a grandson, David Bevins; a great-grandson, Jonathan Broadwater; brother, W.R. (Willie) Combs, Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Ruth marshall, 113 Charleston St., Weber City, Va., and a son, Wheeler Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be at the Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. Pallbearers will be Leon Marshall, Wayne Marshall, Billy Marshall, Lowell Marshall, Paul Combs and Bob White.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Lawrence Ray "June" Bevins Jr.

LEBANON, Va. - Lawrence Ray "June" Bevins Jr., age 82, of the Moccasin Community went to be with the Lord Friday, August 5, 2011, in Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. Born April 21, 1929, he was a son of the late Lawrence Ray Bevins and the late Elsie Osborne Bevins. June spent his life as a farmer, he loved his cattle. He spent many hours of his life mowing and bailing hay for farmers in Moccasin Valley and other people in Russell County. June will long be remembered by his many friends that he made throughout his 82 years of life, he was known to wave and speak to all in his community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He attended Free Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother, Billy Bevins; brothers, Carson and Herbert Bevins; and one sister, Violet Fields.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jo Ann Webb Bevins; two daughters, Becky Hartsock and husband, Andrew, Lebanon and Patsy Bevins and J.C. Maxfield, Nickelsville, Va.; two sons, Ronnie Bevins and wife, Pamela, Nickelsville and Chris Shutts and wife, Diane, Lebanon; one sister, Nancy Salyers and Malcom Gobble, Lebanon; brother-in-law, Jimmy Webb, Lebanon; six grandchildren, Brian Hartsock, Stephanie Buchanan and husband, Aaron, Farrah Lane and husband, Chad, Travis Thompson and wife, April, David Skeens, and Jarrett Bevins; nine great-grandchildren, Cole, Matthew, Seth, and Rileigh Buchanan, Dillon and Clinton Thompson, Chloe, Connor, and Clay Lane.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2011, in the Free Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Beavers and the Rev. Carlos Wolfe officiating.

Interment will follow in the Cumbow Family Cemetery, Moccasin Valley. Nephews will be serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Buster Dean, Bill Briscoe, Clint Mullins, Garland Osborne, Lance Phillips, Clayton Mullins, Raymond Stapleton, Troy Glenn, Paul McNew, Mark Fields, Roger McClellan, Jerry Kilgore, and Bill Pendleton.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Bevins family.

Bristol Herald Courier

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Etta (Flanary) Bevins

KINGSPORT — Mary Etta Bevins, 89, Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Monday ( March 17, 2008 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Rye Cove, Va. , on Aug. 15, 1918 . She graduated from Rye Cove Memorial High School . She married Huey Lee Bevins on Sept. 16, 1939 and moved to Kingsport in 1940. They were married for 41 years before his death. She was a charter member of Lynn Garden Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Clara E. Hill and A.C. Flanary; her step-father, Ben Carter; two sisters, Nannie Culbertson (Warner) and Georgia Taylor ( Milo ); and one son-in-law, Virgil R. Smith.

Surviving are one daughter, Clara Patricia Simpson, and husband, Wayne, Kingsport; one half-brother, James Frank Carter, and wife, Joelene, Rye Cove, Va.; three grandchildren, Karen Harris and husband, Ken, Jonesborough, Robin Falin and husband, Jeff, North Augusta, S.C., and Traci Hale, and husband, Nelson, Carmel, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, Justin Harris and wife, Lindsey, Brittany Goddard and husband, Billy, Michele Falin, Melinda Falin and Dominic Hale; one great-great-grandson, Brayden Goddard; one step-granddaughter, Wendy Stanley and husband, Terry; two step great-grandchildren, Emily Stanley and Andrew Stanley; four nieces, Louise Marriner, Joyce Rogers, Gaynell Bradley, Linda Lee; three nephews, Russell Taylor, Larry Carter and Tim Carter.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the home of her daughter, Pat Simpson.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Dr. Martin L. Stokes and Rev. Richard Willis officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Ken Harris, Justin Harris, Jeff Falin, Nelson Hale, Billy Goddard, Ted Steffey and Mike Bellamy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1116 Nelms Lane , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 or the charity of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mary Etta Bevins.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Ronnie L. Bible

CHURCH HILL — Ronnie L. Bible, age 55, passed away early Thursday morning ( Jan. 31, 2008 ) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 1, 1953 , in Roanoke , Va. , a son of Virginia Edmunds Bible and the late Ralph E. Bible, Jr. He was a 1971 graduate of Sullivan Central High School and attended Northeast State Community College . He was a drummer for the Kingsport group “Up with people” and also played in several small county bands. He attended the Episcopal churches most of his life and was a current member of Prospect United Methodist Church .

He is survived by his wife, Melody Shipley of the home; mother, Virginia E. Bible of Gray; one sister, Susan N. Bible of Johnson City; one brother, Ralph E. Bible III. and wife Dawn of Bristol, Tenn.; one aunt, Jean B. Smith of Iowa; mother in law, Lochie “Bug” Shipley of the Yuma community; two nieces, Molly Bible and Sara Bible; two nephews, Mark Bible and Eric Bible; several cousins a host of friends and several pets.

At his request, the body will be cremated.

Calling hours will be Sunday ( Feb. 3, 2008 ) from 1 to 3 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church .

The memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Rev. Allen Karnes will officiate and his brother, Ralph will provide a eulogy.

Music will be provided by Fern Bellamy.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church, building or cemetery fund, c/o Doyle Alley, Rt. 7 Box 1304, Gate City, Va. 24251 or Humane Society, 2141 Idle Hour Drive

Kingsport , TN 37660 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Phyllis Joy Biggs

KINGSPORT — Phyllis Joy Biggs, 67, of Kingsport, went to meet her savior on Wednesday (Dec. 17, 2008) at her residence following a long illness.

Born on Jan. 27, 1941, in Castlewood, Va., to Clarence and Nancy Biggs, Phyllis had spent her early years in Nickelsville, before moving to Kingsport. She was saved in her youth, an admirer of Billy Graham and belonged to First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cecile Long; her grandson, Phil Grimsley; her father, Clarence Biggs.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Kathy Grimsley, of Kingsport and Leona Long, of Knoxville; her son, Rick Long and wife Jennifer, of Jonesborough; her mother, Nancy Biggs, of Kingsport; one grandson; four granddaughters; two sisters, Flo Cookenour, of Gray and Valerie Biggs, of Kingsport; two aunts, Ida Barkeloo, of Ohio and Ruby Head, of Michigan; along with a host of cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby W. Bingham

Bobby W. Bingham, 49, 3386 Horseshoe Drive, Kingsport, died Saturday morning (Feb. 10, 1996) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Sullivan County, he was a Vietnam veteran and a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.  He had been employed for the past 26 years with the Eastman Chemical Company, C&E division.  He was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite of the Jericho Temple.  He was a member of Lawson Memorial Church.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Annie Bingham and maternal grandparents, Leslie and Stella Marshall.

Surviving are his wife, Judy T. Bingham, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Bob (Amy Renee) Barton, Kingsport; his parents, James E. and Hazel M. Bingham, Kingsport; two nieces and one nephew.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 in charge.  Services will follow with the Rev. Herman C. Quillin officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, February 12, 1996

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Garnie (Jackson) Johnson Birdwell

Garnie Johnson Birdwell, 90, Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Rogersville, died Friday (Nov. 27, 1987) at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital.

A native of Honaker, Va., she had lived in Coeburn, Va. before moving to Kingsport 45 years ago.

She was a member of the First Apostolic Christian Church and a former employee of J.P. Stevens Co.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Arden (Ruth) Jones, Charleston, S.C.; one son, Christopher F. Johnson, Kingsport; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Thelma Counts; Mrs. Bill Wyatt and Elizabeth Smith, all of Richmond, Va., one brother, Bud Jackson; several, nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas R. Benton officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Nina Pauline (McDavid) Culbertson Bise

November 7, 1928 - December 11, 2013

Church Hill, Tennessee - Mrs. Nina Pauline McDavid Culbertson Bise, 85, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 after a brief illness.

She was born on November 7, 1928 to the late Farley and Viola Trivett McDavid. Nina was a loving mother, mamaw and great-mamaw. She loved gardening and cooking for her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill.

Nina was preceded in death by the father of her children, John Culbertson; husband, Ryland Bise; daughter, Mary Culbertson; son, Sherman Culbertson; brothers, Don, Raymond and Farley, Jr. McDavid; sisters, Glenna Blankenbeckler, Dorothy Doran and Margaret Tipton.

Left to cherish her memory are sons, Thomas Culbertson (Jean), Melvin Culbertson (Carol) and Mark Culbertson; daughter, Ethel Conley (Jerry); sisters, Mabel Calhoun (Albee David), Elizabeth Peters; brother, Harold McDavid; eleven grandchildren, George, Justin and Marilyn Conley, Allison Caswell, Ben and Steven Culbertson, Paula Socha, Richard and Wayne Allen Culbertson, Heather Culbertson, Regina Mahan and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 5 until 7 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7 PM with Pastor Gary A. Gerhardt, officiating.

The graveside service will be held Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 3 PM in the Garden of Devotion at Oak Hill Memorial Park. (Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 2:45 PM.)

Pallbearers will include Steve Lawson, Justin Conley, Amanda Carruba, Marilyn Conley, Ben Culbertson and Steven Culbertson.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Shriner's Hospital, 2239 Democrat Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38132.

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Nina during the difficult last stages of her life. A very special thank you goes to the doctors, nurses and staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Amedisys Hospice of whom cared for her with love and great thoughtfulness.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Nina Pauline McDavid Culbertson Bise.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – McDavid, Trivett, Penley, Lane, Williams, Wolfe, Adams, Bays, Ervin, Kilgore)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Maxie Z. (Stanley) Bise

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Maxie Z. Bise, 88, formerly of Weber City, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Feb. 24, 2009) at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Sullivan County and lived the majority of her life in Scott County, Va. Maxie was a member of Sally’s Chapel Baptist Church for over 50 years. She truly loved the Lord and was an avid prayer warrior.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bise; a special granddaughter, Karletta Benton; her parents, Claude and Annie Martin; her sister, Dora M. Alley; brothers, Homer Gilliam and Charlie Martin.

Maxie Bise is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Benton and her husband, Willie; her granddaughters whom she loved very much, Melita and Steve Lee, Nickie and Waylon Cooper (all of Bristol, Tenn.); her great-grandchildren, Zachary Lee, Derek Lee, Alexandria Ayala, Nathan Cooper; a sister-in-law, Doris Gilliam (Kingsport); a brother-in-law, Jake Bise (Pennsylvania); nieces and nephews, Phillip Gilliam, Harron and Peggy Gilliam, Orbin and Joyce Alley, Troy and Lorraine Alley, Phyllis and Andrew Wright along with several additional family members; her very special and loved friends, Matt and Theresa (Sam) Gura; special friends, Paul and Hazel Godsey, Ilene Addington, Mary Hamilton, Barbara Trivett, Mary Davis, Frances Bloomer and Ernestine Blanton.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Charlotte, 324 Mt. Area Drive in Bristol, Tenn.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Montgomery and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be sent for funeral expenses to P.O Box 127, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

A. D. Bishop

A. D. Bishop , 64, Kingsport, died Saturday at 10:05 a.m. (Jan. 24, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had moved to the area at an early age. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed with the Carolinian-B & M Construction Company. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Bishop ; and a brother, Junior Bishop.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Jones Bishop , of the home; two daughters, Ms. Debra "Debbie" Barbour and Ms. Rhonda Bishop , both of Kingsport; two sons, Tony Bishop and Raymond "Brad" Bradley, both of Kingsport; a granddaughter, Kimberly Paige Bishop , of Kingsport; his mother, Pearlie Bishop ; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Quillen and Ms. Elizabeth Sensabaugh, both of Kingsport; a brother, Charles L. Bishop ; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Burial will follow at Tri-City Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Annie ( Campbell ) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Annie Campbell Bishop, 76, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Friday ( April 12, 2002 ) at her home after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Annie was born April 7, 1926 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Charlie and Ella (Murphy) Campbell. She was the widow of the late John J. Bishop.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bruce, Claude and William Campbell; and her sisters, Mary Puckett, Ruth Pleasant, Alice Phillips and Gladys Gillespie.

She was a member of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church for over 40 years and was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School class.

She retired from Holston Valley Medical Center .

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cyndy and Larry Garland of Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Karen Bishop of Kingsport; a grandson, Travis Scott Garland; a granddaughter, Kristy Nicole Bishop; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rhea and Jim Moore, Carrie and Chuck VanNorstrand, all of Fort Myers, Fla., Evelyn and Gene Hughes, both of Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Kyle and Inez Campbell, Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Fred and Emma Lou Lynn.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Funeral Home, and anytime at the home.

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

Family and friends will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel to go in a procession to the garden of Prayer for a graveside service at 10 a.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be deacons of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church : Stanford Mitchell, Elmer Hall, Jack Childress, Earl Richards, Bob Harris and Odell Wolfe.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Gleaners Sunday School class of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church or the Hospice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Arthur “Shorty” Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Arthur (Shorty) Bishop, 77, Route 3, Natural Tunnel community, Clinchport, Va., died Tuesday morning (Sept. 29, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center, Kingsport.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he retired from Foot Mineral Corporation and attended Kaylor's Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Della Bishop; one daughter, Mrs. Presley (Norma) Legg, Weber City, Va.; two sons, Larry Bishop, Clinchport, Va. and Charles Bishop, Kingsport; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Dezarn, Sterling, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Audley McCoy “Coy” Bishop

KINGSPORT — Audley “Coy” Bishop, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Oct. 26, 2013) at his residence.

Mr. Bishop was born on Nov. 8, 1923, in Duffield, Va. He was the son of the late Conley and Elizabeth Mosley Bishop. Coy lived the majority of his life in Kingsport. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from the Kingsport Press. Mr. Bishop was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Theda Jo Bishop; and seven brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Daniel Bishop and wife Kathy and David Bishop and wife Faye; four grandsons, Lee, Chris, Billy and Brent Bishop; 12 greatgrandchildren; special friend, Thelma East; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m.

The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Tommy Benton officiating. Music will be provided by the Spires Quartet.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Garden of Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Military rites will be accorded by Kingsport Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 of the American Legion. (Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 10:45 a.m.)

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Audley “Coy” Bishop.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Ann Bishop

TICKFAW, La. — Barbara Ann Bishop, 61, born in Sullivan County, passed away at her residence in Tickfaw, La. on Saturday (April 11, 2009).

She was a member of Tickfaw Baptist Church and a retiree from the federal government, having worked for 25 years for the Pentagon as a computer programmer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lois-Hicks Bishop.

She is survived by three sisters, Rachel Cadoret and husband, Archie, Betty Jean Willoughby and Louise Anthony; two nieces, Lori Willoughby and Debie Willoughby; four nephews and their spouses, Donald and Rebecca-Bankston Willoughby, Mark and Eileen-Martinez Willoughby, Dale and Wendy-Hast Anthony and Justin and Amber-Leblanc Anthony. Barbara is also survived by numerous adoring great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12 noon.

Interment will follow in Walnut Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home in Hammond, La.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Barry Wayne Bishop

JOHNSON CITY — Barry Wayne Bishop, 43, of North Roan Street in Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, ( Nov. 9, 2007 ), at his residence due to complications from diabetes.

He was a graduate of Sullivan South High School and loved ballgames and racing. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Minnie Pendleton; paternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Bishop.

He is survived by his parents, Jim and Bobbie Bishop of Kingsport; sister, Kim Pierce and husband, Loren of Gray; maternal grandmother, Jo K. Dannelly of Kingsport; special niece, Erika H. Pierce of Gray; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie G. Sisco. nieces.

A private graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, with Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles L. Bishop

KINGSPORT - Charles L. Bishop, 69, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Sept. 11, 2005) at Greystone HealthCare Center after a period of declining health.

Mr. Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., but had been a resident of the Kingsport area most of his life. He retired from J.P. Stevens after more than 30 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearlie Bishop; and two brothers, Junior Bishop and A.D. Bishop.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Joe Bishop; two daughters, Amanda Anderson and Breanna N. Bishop, both of Kingsport; one son, Randy Lee Bishop of Kingsport; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Quillen and husband Wayne of Kingsport, and Laura Sensabaugh of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, or anytime at the home of his sister-in-law, Jewell Seymour, 112 Mellwood Dr., Kingsport.

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

Music will be provided by Elijah Woods.

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

Alex Skelton, Dee Byington and Charles Hall will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clara Marie (Ketron) Bishop

Clara Marie Bishop, 61, of Hiltons, VA, went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Born April 28, 1950 in Hiltons, VA., she was of the Apostolic Holiness faith. Clara loved the Lord and enjoyed serving Him. She is in her heavenly home and will be greatly missed.

Clara is preceded in death by her parents, Marie and I.J. Ketron; sister, Hazel Dykes; brother, Johnny Ketron; and nephews, Jeff Dykes and Johnny Michael Nelson.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Rev. Gerald Bishop of the home; sons, Kenny Carter and wife Renae, Jimmy Hicks and wife Angel, Dewayne Bishop and girlfriend Kathy, Jason Bishop and wife Tiffany, and Mark Gilliam; grandchildren, Mitchell, Makenzie and Marshall Carter, Faith and Hayley Hicks, and Braydon, Kayla and Austin Bishop; sisters, Judy Hutchins and husband Jim and Carolyn Nelson and husband Mike; brothers, Raymond Ketron, Hobert Ketron and wife Felisha, Joe Ketron and wife Betty, James Ketron and wife Melissa and Josh Ketron and wife Laura; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Jean Qualls and Clara Smith.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Apostolic Church in Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Chris Fields and Evangelist Larry McAmis officiating.

Graveside services will follow at the Ketron Private Cemetery in Hiltons, VA. Family will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Cora E. (Fields) Bishop

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Cora Fields Bishop, 89, passed away at her residence Friday (Feb. 15, 2002) after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., on March 31, 1912, a daughter of the late Clint Fields and Francis Harvey Fields. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Judge F. Bishop in 1963; one daughter, Bernice B. McDavid; one infant son; four sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her daughter, Louise Bishop Norrod, Gate City; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Danny and Marcella Norrod, Larry and Brenda Norrod and Paul David and Dorothy Norrod; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Karen and Bob Clark and Debbie and Curtis Phipps; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Gladys Fields, Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Fields officiating.

David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

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

Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Della Katherine (Rhoton) Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. - Della Katherine (Rhoton) Bishop , 87, of the Natural Tunnel community and a resident of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon at the Center.

Born Dec. 2, 1918, she was a native of Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late John and Loudema Frazier Rhoton. She was a homemaker and a member of Kaylors Chapel Church.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She will be sadly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Shorty" Bishop ; sister and brother-in-law, Kate and Hobe Benton; and daughter-in-law, Michelle Bishop .

Surviving are her daughter, Norma Legg and husband Presley of Weber City, Va.; two sons, Charles Bishop and wife Joyce of Kingsport, and Larry Bishop of Duffield, Va.; one granddaughter, Nikki Lane and husband Travis of Duffield, Va.; three grandsons, Anthony Legg and wife Tessie of Gate City, Va., Chad Bishop and wife Danielle of Clemmons, N.C., and Jason Bishop and wife Penny of Kingsport; six great-grandchildren, Kayla Gibson, Tyler Gibson, Sarah Lane, Haley Legg, Avery Legg and Chase Bishop ; one sister, Cora Walker and husband Roy of Clinchport, Va.; one brother, Harry Rhoton and wife Ruby of Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews and others also survive.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Edwards and the Rev. David Kerns officiating.

Music will be provided by Kaylors Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Gary Williams, Mike Gibson, Travis Lane, Anthony Legg, Chad Bishop , Jason Bishop , Ronald Frazier and Shannon Qualls serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Walker.

It is requested that those wishing to attend those services meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession.

The family wishes to thank Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, nurses and staff, especially Dr. Dixon,. Wellmont Home Health and the staff and nurses of Ridgecrest for all the help given to our mother. A very special thank you to Sue Bledsoe, mom's caregiver.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Donna (Godsey) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Donna Godsey Bishop, 38, Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday ( May 14, 2004 ) at Cleveland Community Hospital , Cleveland , Tenn. , where she went to be with the Lord.

Born and raised in Sullivan County , she had lived the last 10 years of her life in Cleveland , Tenn. She was a loving sister and was loved by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Steve and Wanda Godsey; two aunts, Mabel Murray and Betty Robinson; an uncle, Claude Robinson; and a cousin, Sheila Fields.

Surviving are two daughters, Madison Hill of Church Hill and Morgan DeSpain of Cleveland, Tenn.; one son, David Johns of Mount Carmel; three sisters, Pam Joyner and husband, Tony, of Mount Carmel, Sabrina Peters and husband, Jeff, and Cheryl Hill and husband, Greg, both of Church Hill; two brothers, Steve Godsey III of Church Hill and Stacy Godsey of Cleveland, Tenn.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport , with Pastor Layton Bentley officiating.

Burial will follow at Mullins Cemetery in Kingsport .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the D.A.R.E. Programs.

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Dora (Miller) Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Dora Bishop, 89, Clinchport, Va., died at Lynchburg Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 15, 1987).

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a member of Clinchport Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hansford Bishop, April 1, 1966 and her parents, John and Liza Miller.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maude Gillenwater, Gate City, Va. and Mrs. Virginia Frazier, Kingsport; two sons, Kenneth Bishop, Gate City, Va. and Dewey Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dona Arnold, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. R.B. Stallard officiating.

Kingsport Times-News

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Ed Bishop

Ed Bishop , 230 Sherry Drive, Kingsport, died Friday (June 5, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Appalachia, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport for the last 31 years. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1978 after 38 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Argie Lou Christian Bishop ; his stepfather, George Cradic; a sister, Geraldine Beckner; and two brothers, Albert and Elmer Bishop .

Surviving are his wife, Bennie Pendleton Bishop , Kingsport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bernice and Conor McCracken, Church Hill, and Brenda and James Heck, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Penny Tomlinson, Brent McCracken and Jamie Heck; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. B.D. (Gladys) Smith; Church Hill; a brother, Robert J."R.J.'' Bishop , Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.D. Peters officiating.

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

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Edith (Taylor) Bishop

Edith Taylor Bishop, 96, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Wexford House. Born in Natural Tunnel, VA on March 20, 1917, a daughter of the late William P. and Lelia Taylor, she was the last surviving member of her family. Edith was a homemaker and a charter member of Kaylor's Baptist Church in Clinchport, VA. She will be remembered as a loving mom, grandmaw, great-grandmaw and friend to all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Sampson Bishop in 1986; sisters, Gladys DeBoard Gaines, Mae Kaylor, and Mary Alice Quillen; and brothers, Earl, Claude, Carl, Kelly, Ottis and Hobert Taylor.

She is survived by her son, Keith Bishop and wife, Imogene; grandchildren, Randy Bishop and wife, Jodi, Kevin Bishop and wife, Heather, and Jennifer Maggard and husband, Neal; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Haley, Hannah, Brenden and Hayden Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey Lee DeBoard officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Randy Bishop, Jim Ball, Dodge Willis, Fred Bishop, Kent Taylor and Jack Taylor.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to the charity of one's choice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers and staff at Wexford House for all the care and kindness extended to her and her family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Elva Jane (Reed) Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Mrs. Elva Jane Reed Bishop, 97, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (June 10, 1998).
She resided in the Jasper community for many years and was known by most as Granny Bishop. She was presently residing at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, Va.
She was born Sept. 15, 1900 in Kingsport and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Nancy Ann Hensley Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Bishop Sr.; and a daughter, Trula Janette Kappleman.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Steve (Edith) Vaughn, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Joe (Otelia) Still, Kingsport, Mrs. Ted (Loretta) Galotta, Freemont, Calif., Lillian Legg, Big Stone Gap, Va., Mrs. Lela Fritz, Licking, Mo.; two sons, Dane Bishop, Titusville, Fla., and the Rev. James C. Bishop Jr., McPherson, Kansas; a brother, Kenneth Reed, West Carters Valley Road, Kingsport; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends will mourn her passing.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Duffield Funeral Home and other times at the homes of her daughters, Mrs. Steve Vaughn or Ms. Lillian Legg.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ty Dorton officiating.
Music will be provided by the Jasper Central Baptist Singers.
Burial will be at the Bishop Family Cemetery in the Jasper community.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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Ernest Edward Bishop

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Ernest Edward Bishop (Pop), age 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed peacefully and gently into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at St. Francis Hospital with his family by his side, after a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Rye Cove, Va. to the late Essie and Elizabeth (Lizze Hunter) Bishop. He was reared and lived in Kingsport before moving his family to Greenville , S.C. in 1976.

He served in the U.S. Army (1951-52). He worked at J. P. Stevens in Kingsport and retired from Bibb Co. on White Horse Road in Greenville .

He was a born again Christian and a faithful servant to Our Lord. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon, Assistant Sunday School teacher and choir member.

He loved going on trips with Joy in Unity and Ups and being with and serving with his beloved Pastor Earl Green who considered Ernest his right hand man.

In addition to his parents, Ernest was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Bishop; two infant grandsons, Payton and Daniel Bishop; brother-in-law Bud Gobble; and his father and mother-in-law, Garland and Margaret Carter.

He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 56 years, the former Arlene Carter; three precious sons and their spouses, Terry, of the home, Leonard (Kim) and Tim (Tami), all of Easley, S.C.; a special needs brother-in-law, Ronnie Carter of the home whom he loved and treated as a son; two wonderful grandchildren, Paul and Cody Bishop; two wonderful step-grandchildren, Sloan and Corey Burdick of Easley; brothers, Donnie (Mary), Dennis (Wanda) and Steve, all of Kingsport, and Hal of Cookville, Tenn.; sisters, Marie Gobble of Richmond, Ind., Barbara Ramey (Conley), Loretta Hurt (Glen), Joan Johnson (Ralph), all of Kingsport, and Cathy Brookover (Richard) of Deltona, Fla.

The family will receive friends on Sunday ( June 28, 2009 ) at Unity Baptist Church , 12 Piney Road , Greenville , S.C. , from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The funeral will immediately follow with Pastor Earl Green officiating.

Graveside services will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4997 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, (June 30, 2009).

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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Ethel Lucille (Arnold) Bishop

Ethel Lucille Bishop, age 85, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Brian Center in Weber City. Born in Scott County, VA on May 13, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Loyd "Chug" Arnold and Trula Bradshaw Arnold. She was also preceded in death by her husband Billy H. Bishop; her son, Danny Bishop and her brothers, Ray, Emory, Buck and Grady Arnold. Ethel was very proud of her family and was well known for her love of cooking, especially her home made pies for which she had won many ribbons at the local fairs. Survivors include her daughter Donna Sanders and husband Robert of Forest, VA; her sons, Grayling Bishop and wife Beth of Jonesboro, TN and David Bishop of Rye Cove, VA; her daughters-in-law, Debbie Bishop and Lisa Bishop; a brother, Curt Arnold of Gate City, VA; grandchildren Chris Bishop and wife Jessica of Mt. Carmel, TN; Heather Calton and husband Trevor of Kingsport; Emily Donaldson of Gray, TN; Paul Bishop of Gate City, VA; Carmen Bishop Harless and husband Joey of Dryden, VA; Mattea Sanders of Knoxville, TN and Corbin Sanders Forest, VA; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Grace, Grant, Olivia, Jaiden and Landon; extended family members Margaret Calhoun and Earl & Lois Hood. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Sunday, in the Colonial funeral Home Chapel. They will also receive friends anytime at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Grayling and Beth Bishop, 133 Hillcrest Circle, Jonesboro, TN. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P. M. Monday, February 20, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing, Pastor Joe Hill and Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating. Music will be provided by the Kaylor's Chapel Quartet. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Sanders, Corbin Sanders, Paul Bishop, Chris Bishop, Trevor Calton, Joey Harless, Dwain Arnold and Randy Arnold. The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff of the Brian Center for the care of Mrs. Bishop.

Colonial Funeral Home of Weber City, VA is serving the family of Ethel Lucille Bishop.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

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Floyd Ernest Bishop

Slant, Va. - (Spl.) - Floyd E. Bishop, 59, died Saturday at noon at his home after a lingering illness.

He was a farmer by occupation. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be in charge of Huff Funeral Home.

Survivors are his widow; seven sons, Carl and Denver of U. S Army and Lenville, Cecil, Jack, Buster and Bobbie Bishop, all of Slant; two daughters, Shirley and Esta Mae, of Slant; his mother Mrs. Rose Edwards; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Darnell and Mrs. Ernest Darnell of Slant.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS / Sunday, April 25, 1948)

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Slant, Va. - (Spl.) -Funeral services were to be held here Monday at 1 p.m. for Floyd E. Bishop at his home. The Rev. William Barnett was to be in charge. Burial will be in Slant Cemetery. Bishop died Saturday at noon at his home.

(KINGSPORT TIMES / Monday, April 26, 1948

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Floyd Homer Bishop

ROGERSVILLE - Floyd Homer Bishop, 88, passed away Monday (March 26, 2001) in Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. Floyd was born in January 16, 1913, in Scott County, Va., a son of the late George W. and Rosie (Horton) Bishop. He was retired from General Motors Corp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Wayne Bishop, in 1994; two half-sisters, Libby Bishop and Mattie Stanley; brothers, Willie, Norton and Lonzo Bishop.

Survivors include his son, Stoney R. Bishop, of Delaware; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ida Manis, Rogersville; half-sister, Mrs. Ozella Heights, of Texas; half-brothers, George W. Bishop, James Harry Bishop, and Joe Bishop, all of Texas.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

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Frankie (Lane) Ford Bishop

GATE CITY, Va. - Frankie Lane Bishop, 79, entered into rest Tuesday (June 19, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on July 30, 1921 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Charles W. and Leota Bellamy Lane.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Lionel Bishop, Gate City, Va.; one daughter, Linville Bishop, Kingsport; three sisters, Polly Boy Smith and Georgie Tipton, both of Kingsport, and Colleen Fields, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Pierson and the Rev. Billy Gillespie officiating.

Music will be provided by the Marble Point Church Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Gerald Ivan Bishop

Gerald Ivan Bishop, 80, of Clinchport, VA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning (November 28, 2012) at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Gerald retired as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Louise Hawkins Bishop; sisters, Pauline Bishop and Melba Bishop Harbin.

Gerald Bishop is survived by his daughter, Diann Moore; his sisters, Aileen Gilliam, Brenda Bishop, Bernice Chapman, Marjorie White; brothers, Bennie Bishop and Davey Bishop along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (December 1, 2012) from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday (December 1, 2012) at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Gobble Cemetery in Clinchport with his family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Gerald Neal Bishop

Gate City, VA – Gerald Neal Bishop, 63, of Gate City, VA passed away Friday morning, August 24, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Bishop was born December 20, 1948, in Kingsport, TN, the son of Wallace Clifford Bishop and the late Axley Charlene Bishop. During his lifetime, he worked at several jobs, including his last employment as a coal miner. Mr. Bishop was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church (Kingsport, TN). He greatly enjoyed attending and participating in church services. He also loved spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Kay Bishop. Survivors of Gerald Neal Bishop include his father, Wallace Clifford Bishop (Gate City, VA); 2 sons, Dewayne Bishop and Katherine Napier (Kingsport, TN), Jason Bishop and wife Tiffany (Gate City, VA); 2 step-sons, Kenny Carter and wife Renae (Kingsport, TN), Jimmy Hicks (Kingsport, TN); 3 grandchildren, Braydon Bishop and wife Emily, Kayla Bishop, Austin Bishop; 5 step-grandchildren, Mitchell Carter, Makenzie Carter, Marshall Carter, Faith Hicks, Hayley Hicks; 1 brother, Roby Bishop and wife Brenda (Gate City, VA); niece, Carrie Bowman (Mt. Carmel, TN). The family of Gerald Bishop will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Chris Fields and Evangelist Larry McAmis, will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Music will be provided by The Livingston Family. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2012, at Pine Grove Church Cemetery (Greene County, TN). Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Serving the family of Gerald Neal Bishop is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Gary E. Bishop

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Gary E. Bishop, 49, 303 Cedar Ave., Gaithersburg, Md., went home to be with his earthly father and his heavenly father Saturday (April 18, 2009) at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md.

A lifelong resident of Maryland, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Christian.

He was preceded in death by his father, Corbin Bishop, who passed away on Sept. 22, 2001.

Survivors include his mother, Velma Lois Bishop of Gaithersburg, Md.; aunt, Jean (Bobby) Cox, of Germantown, Md.; uncle, Harold (Partha) Maness of Gray; numerous cousins to include two special cousins, Brandy Danielle Wissinger of Maryland and Wilma Jean Davis of Kingsport. He leaves behind his special pet, German Shepherd, Max.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday with funeral services being conducted at 2 p.m. in the Tri-Cities Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Music will be provided by Alvin Goins and the choir of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Mark Wissinger, Joseph Bishop, Rex Vance, Mitchell Maness, Ronnie Maness and Jim Ray Maness.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bishop family. For more information, please call at 423-323-5167.

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James Harry Bishop

CHURCH HILL - James Harry Bishop, 80, 166 Grandview Road, died Friday (June 22, 2001) at his residence.

He was born in Pocahontas, Va., and lived in Clinchport, Va., before moving to Church Hill.

He was a carpenter and a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Wells Bishop.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Linda) Light, Church Hill; son, James Edward Bishop and his wife, Diane, Williamsburg, Va.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Brent Hill and James Corey Bishop; great-grandson, Chandler Ryan Hill; sister, Mrs. Pearlie Bishop, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Clifford Light, 158 Sturbridge Lane, Church Hill.

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

Military graveside rites will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 officiating.

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James Kenneth Bishop

WEBER CITY, Va. - James Kenneth Bishop, 83, formerly of Clinchport, Va., entered into rest on Friday (April 20, 2001) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Bishop was born February 22, 1918 in Scott County, Va. He was a son of the late William Hansford and Dora Miller Bishop.

He was of the Methodist faith and attended Ewing Chapel Church. He was a chief operator at Holston Defense Corporation and retired after 32 years of service.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Lou Belle Mullins Bishop, in 1980; two brothers, Herbert and Dewey Bishop; son-in-law, Bud Powers; and grandchild, Steven Powers.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Quillen Bishop, Gate City, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Mary Bishop, Weber City, Eddie and Lynn Bishop, and Michael Bishop, all of Kingsport; four daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine Powers, Janelle and Paul Lane, all of Gate City, Va., Beverly and John L. Rhoton, Hiltons, Va., and Audrey and Kenneth Ervin, Weber City; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Frazier, Kingsport, and Mrs. Maude Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Karen Bishop, William Bishop, Scott and wife, Karen, Powers, Melinda Powers, Jim Bishop and wife, Hedy Walker, Amy and husband, Curtis, Hagy, Chris Rhoton, Maggie Bishop and Daniel Bishop; three great-grandchildren, Jason and Ashley Powers and Ella Frances Bishop-Heil; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. R.D. Stallard and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Curtis Hagy.

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

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.

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James Ronald Bishop

KINGSPORT — James R. Bishop, 71, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday ( Oct. 16, 2008 ) at the Asbury Place at Kingsport following a lengthy illness.
Born in Neon, Ky. , James had lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He was retired, following 40 years of service from AFG where he worked as a production planner. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.
James was preceded in death by his son, Barry Bishop; parents, John and Dorothy Wright Bishop; sister, Judith Ann Boswell.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Thomas Bishop, Kingsport; daughter, Kimberly Pierce and husband, Loren, Gray; very special granddaughter, Erika Pierce, Gray; brother, Tommy Bishop and wife, Becky, Kingsport; several nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Morrison’s Chapel Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.
Mr. Bishop wishes were to be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Bishop family.

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Jan (Peterson) Bishop

Jan Peterson Bishop, 58, of Duffield, Virginia went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday morning (November 4, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Virginia and had lived the majority of her life in Delphi, Indiana. She retired as a supervisor with Peters Revington Manufacturing with over 25 years of service. Mrs. Bishop was a member of Valley View Baptist Church in Flora, Indiana. For the past 8 years, she resided in Duffield, Virginia and enjoyed her retirement by spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Virgie Collier Peterson; a brother, Earl Peterson; her special niece, Georgie Robbins.

Jan Bishop is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Jerry Bishop; a son, James Bishop and wife, Tara (Delphi, IN); 3 grandchildren, Justin Bishop, Cason Bishop, and Tyler Bishop; sisters, Charlotte Bishop, Jessie Collins, Mary Peterson, Shelby Weida (all of Duffield, VA), Dorothy Collins (Flora, IN); brothers, Ray Peterson (Sedalia, IN) and Clyde Peterson (Duffield, VA); a special brother-in-law, Floyd Dean Collins (Flora, IN) along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (November 6, 2011) from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the sister, Dorothy Collins in Duffield.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday (November 7, 2011) at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dwayn Williams officiating. Music will be provided by her sisters.

A graveside service will follow the funeral on Monday at Peterson Family Cemetery in Duffield with Justin Bishop, John Shupe, Lloyd Love, June Stone, Loyd Mendenhall, and Rusty Goins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Peterson and Floyd Collins.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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Jerry Lee Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. _ Jerry Lee Bishop, 55, Route 4, entered into rest Monday (May 8, 2000) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va. on April 7, 1945 , he was the son of the late Kelly Bishop. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed as a truck driver for S&G Trucking.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his foster mother, Lizzie Bishop; and his brother, Kelly Lonnie Bishop.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Bishop, Clinchport , Va. ; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Marlene Bishop, Lake Orion , Mi., Steven and Gina Bishop, Duffield , Va. , and James and Teresa Bishop, LaPeer, Mi.; 10 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jean Bishop, Clinchport , Va. ; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his son, Steven Bishop.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Hill, the Rev. Clyde Goode and the Rev. Jerry Hickman officiating.

Music will be provided by Larry Bishop and New Grace Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon Friday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. The family will be meeting at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Jerry Lee Bishop

BLACKWATER, Va. — Jerry Lee Bishop, 61, went home to be with God in the early morning of Thursday (March 19, 2009) at his home.

Jerry was born on Dec. 31, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Blackwater, Va. He retired from VDOT as an area superintendent at the Pattonsville area headquarters where he had given 34 years of service.

Jerry served as a deacon at Osborne’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Blackwater where he was a member. He also attended Blackwater Lick (Big Door) Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of McPherson Masonic Lodge #99 and was serving as a District Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bishop; mother, Ella Scott Bishop, both of Blackwater.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Connie Bowen Bishop; one son, Jason N. Bishop; one daughter-in- law, Melissa K. Bishop; one aunt, Jeannie Tankersley of Sneedville; several cousins and a whole host of dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va. A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Jim Emory, Elder Daniel Hurd and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the the Rev. Glen Hurd and the Garry Hood Singers.

Burial will follow at Willis Family Cemetery in Blackwater.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are request to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

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Laura Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Laura Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bishop, 80, Route 4, died Monday (May 18, 1992) at her home.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rosa Jones Bishop; and one foster son Lonnie Bishop.

Surviving are one foster son Jerry Bishop, Gate City ; one sister, Mrs. Charlie (Mattie) Stanley, Clinchport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Fu­neral Home and anytime at the residence.

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

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Lester Y. Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. — Lester Y. Bishop, 58, of Duffield, Va., passed away Wednesday (Dec. 31, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

He was born in Lee County, Va. Mr. Bishop was a brick mason and a member of Jasper Central Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Leo Bishop.

He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Noel Bishop, Duffield, Va.; aunts, Connie Melton, Knoxville, Priscilla Wade, Fall Branch, Shirley Noel Dunn, Surgoinsville, Blanche Jessee, Kingsport; uncles, Harry Noel, Kingsport, Lowell Noel, Church Hill, W.S. Noel, Surgoinsville; several cousins; special friend, Willard "Buster" Bishop, Jasper, Va.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 2, 2009) at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Thomas and the Rev. Billy Wells officiating.

Pallbearers will be Landon Noel, Brent Kilgore, Willard Bishop, Jr., Shannon Bishop, Kenneth Bishop, Larry Noel, Jimmy Bishop.

Graveside services will be Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at 11 a.m. at Flag Pond Cemetery in Blackwater. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery.

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Leonard Patton "Junior'' Bishop Jr.

KINGSPORT - Leonard Patton "Junior'' Bishop Jr., 54, 504 Light St., went to be with the Lord on Thursday (June 5, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Bishop loved to hunt and fish.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Patton Bishop Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Hubbard Bishop, of the home; two daughters, Stephanie Rose and husband Brady of Kingsport and Melanie Bishop, of the home and her fiance, Josh Mullins; his mother, Dovie Bishop McMurray; three grandchildren, Tyler Bishop, Alex Rose and Tara Rose; a sister, Judy Pate of Kingsport; a brother, Harold Bishop and wife Susan of Kingsport; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will follow at East Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Lucille (Whited) Quillen Bishop

GATE CITY, Va. - Lucille Whited Bishop, 83, Snowflake community, went to be with Lord at 12:35 p.m. Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at the Wexford House Nursing Home, Kingsport.

Lucille was a member of Ewing Chapel United Methodist Church, Snowflake, Va., and a homemaker.

She was born in March 7, 1919 to the late Newton D. Whited and Elizabeth Quillin Whited.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George B. Quillen; also her second husband, James Kenneth Bishop; brother, James Whited; an infant brother; and three sisters, Mona Lee Addington, Edith Daugherty and Nina Fleenor.

She is survived by a brother, Newton D. Whited Jr., Kingsport; sister, LaVerta Fugate, Roswell, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home or anytime at the residence in the Snowflake community.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Bear and Honorary Minister, the Rev. Claude Lane.

Music will be provided by the Gethsemane Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Barker, Danny Whited, Gary Wallace, Bill Pendleton, Phil Hensley and Wayne Burke.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Nickels, Herman McConnell, Ubert McConnell, Paul Whited and Mark Calhoun.

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

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Margie Marie (Castle) Bishop

OLD FORT, Tenn. — Margie Marie Bishop, 74, of Old Fort, Tenn., died Friday (April 18, 2008) at her son Dennis’s residence in Chattanooga.

A native of Ft. Blackmore, Va. and resident of Chattanooga for 40 years, she was a daughter of the late Thurman and Annie Eliza Gibson Castle. She was of the Pentecostal faith, and was preceded in death by two grandsons, Michael Bishop and Kenneth Thomas; and one sister, Willie Sexton.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Dana and Barry Anderson of Spencer, Iowa and Kathy Bishop of Old Fort; five sons and four daughters-in-law, James and Becky Bishop of Riceville, Dennis and Stacey Bishop of Chattanooga, Terry and Gayle Bishop of Gale City, Va., Delmer and Deborah Bishop of Chattanooga and David Bishop of Graysville; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bernice Quillen of Midway, Va., Juanita and Hasque Sexton of Ft. Blackmore, Va. and Joann and Everett Sexton of Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bordwine Funeral Homel.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the South Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Ricky Quillen officiating.

Burial will follow at Calhoun Cemetery.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary (Hill) Bishop

Mary Hill Bishop, 61, of 2924 Ft. Henry Dr. , died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday [ 2/25/1977 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital . She was a Mabe, Va. native and had lived here for 25 years. She was a former employee of the Kingsport Laundry and attended the Baptist church.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Gene (Rosa) Price, Mrs. Georgia Mullins and Mrs. Ralph (Shelby) Lewis, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Donald (Ethel) Jarvis, Kokomo, Ind., Mrs. Cleo (Marcella) Crawford, Church Hill; three sons, Eddie Bishop, Donald Bishop, Jackie Bishop, all of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Easter Bishop, Mrs. Velma Carter, Mrs. Hazel Sanders, Mrs. Margaret Horton, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Frank Hill, and the Rev. Loran Hill, both of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, February 27,1977)

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Mattie (Wells) Bishop

CHURCH HILL - Mattie Wells Bishop , 76, 166 Grandview Road, passed away Saturday (March 14, 1998) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Church Hill since 1968.

Surviving are her husband James H. Bishop , of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Linda) Light, Church Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, James Edward and Diane Bishop , Williamsburg, Va.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Brent Hill and James Corey Bishop ; a great-grandson, Chandler Ryan Hill; two sisters, Maggie Lawson, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Bertie Thompson, Columbia, S.C., a brother, Burley Wells, Clinchport, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating.

Private graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Michelle D. (Brunkie) Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Michelle D. Bishop, 53, passed away Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) at Bristol Hospice House.

She was born in Hingman, Mass.

Mrs. Bishop attended Thomas Village Baptist Church.

The family would like to send a special thank you to her nurses, Tommie, Dorothy and Lisa.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Alfred Petrie and her father-in-law, Arthur Bishop.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Bishop, of the home; her daughter, Nicole Lane and husband Travis, Clinchport, Va.; grandchildren, Kayla, Sarah and Tyler; father, Charles Brunkie Sr. and wife Sally, Rockland, Mass. and her mother, Cecile Petrie, Church Hill; sisters, Carol McAndrew and husband Robert, Kingsport and Joyce Rapoza and husband Tommy, Brocton, Mass.; brothers, Charles "Skip" Brunkie Jr. and wife Diane, Pembroke, Mass., Peter Brunkie and wife Sharon, Kingsport and Gary Petrie, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Della Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; sister-in-law, Norma Legg and husband Presley, Weber City, Va.; brother-in-law, Charles Bishop and wife Joyce, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Edwards officiating. Music will be provided by Kaylors Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Bishop, Jason Bishop, Anthony Legg, Shanon Qualls, Gary Williams, John McConnell and Scott Grant.

Memorials may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church, Duffield, Va., or to the Duffield Rescue Squad.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Michelle Bishop.

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Mildred Ruth (Clark) Bishop

KINGSPORT — Mildred Ruth Bishop, 87, Kingsport, peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Jan. 5, 2012.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was a long-time resident of Indian Springs. Mildred took great pride in being a homemaker. She was a member of Island Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest G. Bishop; daughter, Regenia R. Bishop; son, Creg S. Bishop and wife Shirley; grandchildren, Emma K. Wertz and husband, George, Libby P. Massie and husband, Tracy, Andrea E. Jenkins and husband, Matthew and Todd Goins; great-grandchildren, Norah E. Jenkins, Ronin A. Wertz, Adalyn R. Massie and Ellora G. Wertz; sister-in-law, Patsy Franklin and husband, L.B.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Steve Lay officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice and dear friends, Terry and Alice Massie.

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Pauline Hazel Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va  - Pauline Hazel Bishop, 62, Route 4, Clinch port, Va, died Thursday (Mav 28. 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medica1 Center after a brief illness.

She was a native ot Scott County .

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Wright, Church Hill; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; parents, Oscar J and Louise Hawkins Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; six sisters, Mrs Clyde (Melba) Harbin, Mrs George ( Bernice) Chapman and Mrs. Carl (Marjorie) White, all from Kingsport, Brenda Bishop and Mrs Fred (Aileen) Gilliam. both of Clinchport , Va , Mrs Ernie (Deana) Moore , Gate City , Va ; three brothers. Gerald Bishop and Bennie Bishop both of Clinchport , Va , Davey Bishop, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in the Scotf County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Bruce Kerns officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

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Pearlie (Bishop) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Pearlie Bishop, 94, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at The Wexford House on Friday (Oct. 15, 2004) after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Pocahontas, Va., and had resided in the Kingsport area for over 70 years. She was a member of Bushong Chapel Apostolic Church. She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1967 after 25 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Bishop; parents, L.C. and Laura Gilliam Bishop; two sons, John Bishop Jr. and A.D. Bishop; five sisters, Jannie Ramsey, Della Bentley, Emma Barney, Venus Kerns and Georgia Tipton; two brothers, James Harry, and Houston Bishop.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Quillen and husband Wayne of Kingsport, and Laura Elizabeth Sensabaugh, also of Kingsport; one son, Charles L. Bishop and wife Billie Jo of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, Michael Quillen, Michelle Perry, Pat Goodwin, Kim Phillips, Cindy Garland, Rickey, Randy, Debbie, Tony, Rhonda and Brad Bishop, and Mandy Anderson; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Wexford House for the love and care they extended to our mother, Pearlie.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of a daughter, Barbara Quillen, 404 Woodberry Circle, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill and the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be in the Oak Hill Memorial Park immediately following the funeral service.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.

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Ray Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. - Ray Bishop, 98, lifelong resident of the Jasper community, passed away Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Ridge Crest Manor Nursing Home at Duffield, Va.

The son of the late Maggie and Thurman Bishop, he was a farmer and former U.S. Forest Service employee.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maude Fritz Bishop; second wife, Emma Sturgill Bishop; a son, Johnny L. Bishop; a daughter, Pauline Caldwell; brothers, Worley, Lloyd and Augusta Bishop; and sisters, Bonnie Reece, Edna Haynes and Una Bishop.

Surviving are one daughter, Blanche Jessee, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Bishop, Jasper, Va.; two granddaughters, Audrey Wagner, Georgetown, S.C. and Judy Maness, Kingsport; three grandsons, Leroy Jessee Jr., Kingsport, Larry Wayne Jessee, Rogersville and Lester Bishop, Duffield, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Karen Stokes, Cheryl Lynn Carroll, Cynthia Vanzant, Brooke Maness and Brittany Maness; three great-great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Hannah Stokes and Monica Vanzant; two stepsons, Curtis Sturgill, Gate City, Va., and Robert Sturgill, Indiana; two stepdaughters, Lucy Lawson, Jasper, Va., and Gail Sturgill, Indiana; three brothers, Kenneth Bishop, Robert Bishop and Millard Bishop, all of Jasper, Va.; one sister, Edith Estep, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Wells officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meredith Cemetery, Jasper, Va.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Ross Gilbert Bishop

Ross Gilbert Bishop, 83, Route 13, Natchez Lane, Kingsport, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday [ 5/2/1989 ] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he had lived in the Kingsport area most of his life. He was a fore­man for Tennessee Eastman Co. in the dope department, retiring in 1965 after 33 years service.

Mr. Bishop was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Sells Bishop; one daughter, Mrs. L. B. (Patsy) Franklin, Blountville; one son, Ernest G. Bishop, Blountville; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lelia Salley, Mrs. Geneva Salley and Mrs. Frances Sykes, all of Kings­port; one brother, Lovel Bishop, Hiltons, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hensley and the Rev. Joel Smith officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

(Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, May 3, 1989)

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Ruth (Carter) Bishop

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Ruth Bishop, 90, entered into rest Tuesday (July 8, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 31, 1912 to the late James H. and Elizabeth McDavid Carter.

She was a homemaker and attended Brick Church in Rye Cove.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ray Bishop; sisters, Maude King, Ellen Tipton and Edna Bishop; and brothers, Eugene, Bill and James Carter.

She is survived by her sister, Lucille Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Willie Ashworth and the Rev. Fred Gillenwater officiating.

The Mabe Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Billy Egan, Chris Egan and Charlie Darnell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Sallie Elisa (Lane) Bishop

Sallie E. Lane Bishop , 92, 509 Claremont Road, Kingsport, died Thursday evening ( June 3, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Scott County , Va. , she had resided there most of her life and moved to Kingsport 11 years ago. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bishop ; three children, Ora Mae Bishop , Margaret Ann Donaldson and Phillip T. Bishop .

Surviving are six daughters and sons-in-law, Nannie and Don Gordon, Nashville, Avery Quillen and Sue Christian, Kingsport, Dorothy and Wayne Hagaman, Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Margie and Dwain Dunn, Harriman, Tenn., and Jane and Sam Strong, Smyrna, Tenn.; five sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Juanita Bishop , Knoxville, David D. Bishop , Harriman, Tenn., Greg and Dee Bishop , Seymour, Tenn., James Henry and Jacki Bishop , Knoxville, and Bill and Mary Bishop , Highland, Ind.; 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Monnie Smith, Kingsport, Rhoda Gordon, Verona, Va., Margaret Green and Annie Gillian, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Preacher J.R. Pratt officiating.

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

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Stephen “Steve” Bishop

Steve Bishop. 84, of 229 Fairfax St. , died at 5 p.m. Thursday [ 9/22/1960 ] after an extended illness. He left 79 living descendants.

Bishop was born in Scott County, Va., son of the late Tom and Louisa Bishop. He attended Morrison Temple Baptist Church .

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lou Hill of Kingsport; Mrs. Fannie Bellamy, Gate City , Va. ; Mrs. Ellen Wilson and Mrs. Pearl Powers, Kingsport ; five sons, Ray, Knoxville ; Belve, Clinchport , Va. ; Enoch. Farley and Burl Bishop, all of Kingsport ; a half-sister. Mrs. John Dinsmore, Kingsport; 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Hamlett-Dobson

Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Friday.

(Kingsport Times / Friday, September 23, 1960)

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Theda Jo (East) Bishop

KINGSPORT - Theda Jo Bishop, 76, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (May 16, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Pikeville, Ky., however, she spent the majority of her life in Kingsport.

She was of the Apostolic faith.

Mrs. Bishop was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Before her illness, she was very active in her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Myrtle East; one granddaughter, Betty Jo Bishop; and one sister, Frances McConnell.

Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Audley Mccoy "Coy'' Bishop; two sons, David Bishop and wife Faye of Rogersville, Daniel Bishop and wife Robbin of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Lee, Billy and Brent Bishop, all of Bristol, and Christopher Bishop of Kingsport; three great-grandchildren; a special sister, Angela Wells of Rye Cove, Va.; six sisters, Jean Redwine, Joy Hardee, Jeanette Householder, Barbara Hartgrove, Gale East and Darlene Chambers; two brothers, John Wesley East and James Dennis East; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and the Rev. Tommy Benton officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Brad Price.

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Thelma "Nannie" (Tomlinson) Bishop

DUFFIELD, Va. - Thelma (Nannie) Bishop, 79, of the Natural Tunnel community, entered into rest early Tuesday morning (Aug. 30, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Wise County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Viola Mae Wade Tomlinson. She retired from the Scott County Health Department as a home health nurse.

She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Bishop.

Surviving are her daughters, Vivian Gilbert and husband, John of Clinchport, Va., and Sharon Page and husband, Danny of Clinchport, Va.; sister, Charlene Easterling of Weber City, Va.; special friend, Lester Lawson; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at the homes of Vivian and John Gilbert or Sharon and Danny Page.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Edwards and Minister Phillip Free officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Giles, Jason Page, Chad Page, Shannon Alley, Rocky Blakely and Marc Gilbert.

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William D. Bishop Jr.

DUFFIELD, Va. - William D. Bishop Jr., 80, died Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2002) at the James H. Quillen DVAMC in Johnson City.

Born in the Osaka community in Wise County, he was a son of the late William D. and Maggie Clendenon Bishop and was a retired construction worker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Genard Bishop; and sisters, Bertha Peterson and Eva Reynolds.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Peterson Bishop of Duffield; sons, LeRoy Bishop of Kingsport, Steve Bishop of Kingsport, and Jerry Bishop of Delphi, Ind.; daughters, Linda Bishop and Jean Bishop, both of Kingsport; sisters, Marie Dishner of Duffield and Beatrice Bowen of Henderson, Tenn.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Mullins officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Pallbearers will be Michael Peterson, Ray Peterson, Jamie Bishop, Jerry Bishop, Kenneth Dishner and LeRoy Bishop.

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Worley Sam Bishop

KINGSPORT - W. Sam Bishop, 83, passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday ( March 23, 2003 ) at his residence.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on Aug. 7, 1919 , he was the son of the late Charles C. and Cora Davidson Bishop. He had resided in this area all but 22 years when he resided and worked in Flagstaff , Ariz.

Mr. Bishop had been employed at Flagstaff Vending and ARA Vending with over 40 years of service. He attended St. Matthew's United Methodist Church . He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and a friend to everyone.

Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Southers; and by three brothers, Ransom Bishop, Bill Bishop and Frank Bishop.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Estella "Jackie" Wright Bishop, of the home; one daughter, Loretta Hicks and husband Jack of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; one son, Skip Bishop and wife Marty of Floyd, Va.; two grandchildren, Sandra Smith and husband Steve of Evans, Ga., and Mike Bishop and wife Jessica of Gilbert, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren; special friends, Ron Kestner and wife Shelley; several nieces and nephews.

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

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Joel Campbell and the Rev. Betty Bishop will officiate.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Jim Bishop, Tom Bishop, Mike Bishop, Kevin Bishop, Howard Fields and Eddie Hicks.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.K. Light, R.L. Southers, Frank Southers, Rex Fields, Bill Boswell, Rob Schafer, Bob Archer, Ron Kestner and Bob Fields.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee , P.O. Box 1135 , Blountville , Tenn. 37617 .

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