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Allen Aaron Blackard

Allen Aaron Blackard, 54, of Route 4, Gate City, Va., died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Thursday night [8/23/1956] after a lingering illness.

He was born and reared in Hiltons, Va., and was a member of the Baptist Church there.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Opal McClellan Blackard; four sons, James, Kingsport; Elmer, in the Army; Howard and Richard Blackard, Gate City Route 4; his father, James S. Blackard, Blountville; four sisters, Mrs. Mamie Curtis, Kingsport; Mrs. Elsie Clonce, Gate City; Mrs. Elizabeth Carr and Mrs. Faye Glover, Blountville; and three brothers, Jess, Paris, Ky.; James S., Coeburn, Va., and Bill Blackard, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Scott County Funeral Home chapel.  The Rev. Ray Gott and the Rev. Bill Mercer will officiate.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Scott County Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Elsie Clonce, Weber City.

Kingsport Times, Friday, August 24, 1956

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Bill M. Blackard

Bill M. Blackard, 75, 1616 Fairfield Avenue, Kingsport, died Wednesday (May 11, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a short illness.

A native of Hiltons, Va., he was a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and a retired employee of Eastman Chemical Company after 35-1/2 years of service.

He attended Agape Life Christian Fellowship.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth Blackard; one daughter, Sharon Kay Blackard; and two brothers, Jess and Allen Blackard; two sisters, Mamie Curtis and Alice Houser; and one niece.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Blackard, Kingsport; one daughter, Sheila Tyler, Kingsport; one son, Bill Wayne Blackard, Greeneville; three sisters, Mrs. Ambrose (Elsie) Clonce Sr., Weber City, Va., Mrs. Bill (Elizabeth) Carr, Blountville and Mrs. John (Fay) Wiseman, Bluff City; one granddaughter; one brother, James Sylvester 'Syl' Blackard, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Larry K. Nelson officiating.

Military graveside honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Memorial contributions may be made to Agape Life Christian Fellowship, 1416 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doris Maldon (Wilson) Blackard

Doris M. Blackard, 88, of Kingsport went to be with her Lord on Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Virginia, she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Doris was a homemaker and was a loving wife, mother and mamaw. She was devoted to her family and church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bill Blackard; and infant daughter, Sharon K. Blackard.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Sheila Blackard of Kingsport; son, Billy Wayne Blackard, Greeneville; granddaughter, Krissy Duncan; great-grandchildren Haven and Cade Duncan, all of Kingsport; and nieces, Yolanda Townsend, Kingsport and Nadine Duffy, Phenix City, AL.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, April 6, at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Raymond Hammonds officiating. Interment will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery.

(Daughter of John and Etta (Lane) Wilson; granddaughter of Maldon Sr and Mary (Quillin) Lane of Scott Co.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

James Thomas Blackard

KINGSPORT - James Thomas Blackard, 68, of 300 Summit Oak Drive, went to be with the Lord Monday (July 10, 2000) in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. after a period of declining health.

James was born in Hiltons, Va. on May 14, 1932 to the late Allen Aaron Blackard and Opal McClellan Blackard of Kingsport.

He retired having worked as a heating and air conditioning repairman for the Hillard Company. He was a member of the American Legion. James was a veteran serving with the United States Army. James was a devoted, sincere and loving father and son.

Other than his mother, James is surviving by two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Wanda K.) Starnes, Church Hill, Teresa Clayton, Kingsport; son, James Thomas Blackard Jr., Kingsport; three brothers, Elmer (Bud) Blackard, Virginia, Howard Blackard and Richard Blackard, both of Maryland; grandchildren, Amber Brook Charles, Kaylee Starnes, Chadwin James Clayton, Schuyler Clayton; and one great grandchild, Christopher Lee Charles; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Holston View Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Opal Grace (McCellan) Blackard

GRAY - Opal Grace McCellan Blackard, 89, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully Friday (June 25, 2004) at St. John's Healthcare in Gray.

Born in Snowflake, Va., she later lived in Hiltons, Va., before moving to Kingsport. She worked at Holston Valley Hospital where she retired after 30 years of service.

Mrs. Blackard was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a kind and giving person who was loved by all.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCellan; her husband, Allen Blackard; and one son, James T. Blackard.

Surviving are her three sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Betty Blackard of Maryland, Bud and Joyce Blackard, Richmond, Va., Richard and Pat Blackard of Maryland; the children of her deceased son, Wanda K. Starnes, Teresa J. Clayton, and James T. Blackard, all of the Kingsport area. Other survivors include 10 other grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to her family at St. John's Healthcare.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, or any time at the home of James T. Blackard Jr., 6742 West Carters Valley Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Shannon Salyer officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Her grandsons, James T. Blackard Jr., Mike Blackard, Rick Blackard, Jason Blackard, Gary Blackard, Chad Clayton, and Schyler Clayton will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Gloria Jean Reed Blackwell

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

GATE CITY, Va.—Gloria Jean Reed Blackwell went to be with the Lord on Friday (Feb. 20, 1998).

Born in Scott County, Va., she worked as an emergency room nurse at Holston Valley Medical Center for many years. She was a member of First Apostolic Christian Church in Kingsport. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her many friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by a son, Trevor Lynn Reed ; a sister, Dollie Marie Hensley; and a brother, Beecher Ward "Sonny’ McMurray.

Surviving are her parents, Ward and Rosie McMurray, Hiltons, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Timothy (Ramona Carol) Curtis and Mrs. Jimmy (Tammy Loraine) Smith, both of Gate City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Randall Conley and Lisa Reed , Gate City, Va.; her ex-husband and special friend, James C. Reed , Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Crystal Necole Curtis, Brandon Conley Reed , Rachel Ann Reed , Ryan Trevor Reed , Justin Tyler Reed , Nathan Cody Smith and Hailey Breanne Smith; seven sisters, Louise Sanders and Rosalee Ervin, both of Gate City, Va., Stella Doutt, Arlene Smith and Peggy Ball, all of Kingsport, Juanita Garrett, Stone Mountain, Ga., and Jane Smith, Weber City, Va.; and three brothers, Fred J. McMurray, Hiltons, Va., Ronnie McMurray, Weber City, Va., and Jackie Lee McMurray, Kingsport.

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 Brother Tommy Benton officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Pallbearers will be Randall C. Reed , Timothy Curtis, Jimmie Smith, Tim Hensley, Fred J. McMurray, Jackie McMurray and Chad McMurray.

Submitted by Don Lane

Allie Fair Melzania (Frazier) Blair

Gate City, VA - Allie Fair (Granny) Blair, 77, of Gate City VA, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Fair Blair was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA born on June 10, 1935 to the late Lawrence Lee and Bower Renda Williams Frazier. She was of the Baptist faith and was a charter member of Moore's Memorial Church.

She worked for the Scott County School System and retired from the Brian Center as a cook. Her hobbies were camping on the Clinch River, gardening, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Fair Blair is preceded in death by her sisters, Geneva Frazier Deaver, Mary Dell Frazier Tunnell, Willie Ruth Quillen, Maggie Frazier Tipton, Ima Jean Frazier, Shirley Frazier Oaks; and her brother, Henry Frazier.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Earnest Blair of Gate City, VA; daughters, Phyllis Nelson and husband, David, Pamela Hutchins and husband, Leroy, Robin Amburgey and husband, Bobby; son, Earnest Christopher (Chris) Blair and friend, Jessica Little; sister, Nancy Jane Ketron and friend, David Blare; grandchildren, Angela Free and husband, Donny, Martha Amburgey, Nick Amburgey, Justin Quillen, Cody Blair, Paige Blair, Brooke Blair, and Justin Blair; great grandchildren, Jeremy Free and Camryn Free, and Lilly Ann Amburgey; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Arthur Collins. Kenneth Davis, Kim Blair, Becky, and Carrie will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Strong Cemetery, Gate City, VA. Jeremy Free, Justin Quillen, Dakota Pearcy, Bill Pearcy, Jeff Oaks, Mike Oaks, and Phil Tipton will serve as pallbearers. Justin Blair, Cody Blair, Ernie Oaks, and Bobby Oaks will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to thank everyone that cared for Fair.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Allie Fair (Granny) Blair.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. C. F. Blair

Midway, Va.—Funeral services for Mrs. C. F. Blair, resident of near Midway In Scott County, who died Friday at 8 p. m. In the George Ben Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, will he held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the home. Burial will he in the family cemetery.

Mrs. Blair, daughter of the late James M. and Virginia Frailer Quillen of Scott County, is survived by her husband and the following children: J. Leland Blair and Earl Blair of Gate City, C. F. Blair, Jr. and Mrs. S. K. Addington of Kingsport, Tenn. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. C. N. Davidson, Abingdon, Mrs. H. C. Boatright, Fort Blackmore, Mrs. W. H. Jayne, Roanoke and Mrs. C. W. Stapleton. Dante; and three brothers, E. J. Quillen of Gate City. O. L. Quillen of New York City and L. O. Quillen of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 31, 1944

Della Mae Blair

GATE CITY - Della Mae Blair, 84, of Rt. 1, Gate City, died in an Abingdon hospital after a lingering illness. [2/23/1972]

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Delia Mae Blair, 84, Route 1, Gate City, who died Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Abingdon Hospital, will be conducted Saturday al 2 p.m. from the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Josh Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in the Blair Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Friday. Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday, February 25, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Ethel (Larkins) Blair

SURGOINSVILLE - Ethel L. Blair, 99, passed away Monday (Nov. 8, 2004 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rogersville following an extended illness.

Mrs. Blair was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Blair; sons, Mack Blair, Earl Blair and Carl Blair; her parents, James and Rebecca Burke Larkins; several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Joyce Blair, Rogersville, Lynn Blair, Knoxville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Oaks, Church Hill.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her son, Ralph Blair, 2025 Old Hwy. 11W, Rogersville.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Blair, Danny Blair, Wayne Blair, Ralph Blair Jr., Stanley Blair and Pat Blair.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Herbert Lynn Blair

KNOXVILLE - Herbert Lynn Blair, 72, Knoxville, formerly of Surgoinsville, went to be with the Lord on Friday (June 2, 2006) at Oak Ridge Methodist Hospital.

He moved and lived in Knoxville for 45 years. He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Heiskel, Tenn.

He was a member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM Masonic Temple in Fountain City for 45 years. He was a printer at Hodges Printing Company for 44 years, where he retired.

He will be sadly missed and loved.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, McKinley and Leona Blair; brothers, Mack, Earl and Carl Blair.

He is survived by his son, Terry Blair, of Knoxville; granddaughter, Nikki Elliott, of Powell, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Joyce Blair, of Rogersville; special companion, Betty Williams of Powell, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends and family, Debbie Elliott, of Powell, Tenn., Carl Jr. and Candy Elliott, of Heiskel, Tenn., and Walt and Becky Miller, of Knoxville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, or anytime at the residence of Ralph and Joyce Blair 2025 E. Main Street, Rogersville.

Overton Lodge #5 will conduct Masonic services at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Colboch-Price Chapel.

Funeral services will follow the Masonic services, with Rev. Carl R. Elliott officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bethel Cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lola Inez (Davidson) Blair

Gate City, VA - Lola Inez Blair, 86, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, November 23, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Blair was born in Scott County, VA on November 12, 1926 to the late George Hiram and Lakie Annis Moore Davidson.

She and her late husband, Earl operated Blair's General Store for over 40 years. She loved travel and traveled extensively throughout the United States. She was an active member of Midway Baptist Church for 46 years, where she was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Inez dearly loved her church family. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Inez was devoted to her children and so loved her precious granddaughters. They were the apple of her eye.

She has graced her family with boundless and unending love, kindness, and a great joy for living. She always demonstrated quiet and enduring faith and was a beautiful example of God's love and grace.

She will be remembered as an amazing woman, mother, and grandmother who impacted her family and many friends in immeasurable ways. All were blessed to know and love her.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Earl Stuart Blair; sister, Trula Lacher; and brothers, Kermit and Kelly Davidson preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Diana Blair, Gate City, VA and Teresa Blair Varney and husband, Doug, Kingsport, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cindy Blair, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Erin Blair, Olivia Blair, Lauren Varney Plunk and husband, Jared, and Leandra Varney; step granddaughter, Emilie Varney Robinette and husband, Steve; step great granddaughter, Harper Elizabeth Robinette; sister, Faye Charchan, Mechanicsville, PA; brother-in-law, Al Lacher, Clearwater, FL; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. George Willis officiating. Marsha and Travis Barnett and Doug Varney, Ron Alison, and Don Varney will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Midway Community Cemetery in the Midway Community of Scott County, VA. Roger Blair, Dwight Lane, Gray Pierson, Gary Lark, Doug Varney, and Jay Gillenwater will serve as pallbearers. Scott Gillenwater, Clyde Gillenwater, Rick Hammonds, Don Varney, and Al Lacher will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Midway Baptist Church, 1403 Midway Rd. Gate City, Va. or American Cancer Society.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lola Inez Blair.

 

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Mollie S. Blair

(From Times State News Service)

Gate City , Va. – Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie S. Blair , 50, who died unexpectedly at her home near here, will be held Friday at the residence with the Rev. Alley Byrd in charge.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.

Mrs. Blair was a native of Scott County and a member of the Baptist Church .  Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Dock Strong.  She was the mother of ten children.

Surviving are the husband, Joseph S. Blair; four sons, Roy, Kent, Eugene and Joseph, Jr.; six daughters, Mrs. Oliver Roberts, Mrs. Lafayette McClelland, Mrs. Clem Joyce, Misses Stella and Magella Blair, all of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. George McCurry of Kingsport; six brothers, Stephen Strong of Kentucky, John Strong of Coeburn, George Strong of Gate City, _____ and Will Strong of Greenesville, Tenn., and Charlie Strong of Marion.”

Kingsport Times, February 19, 1942
Submitted byLauretta Cole

Robert Edward Blair

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Robert Edward Blair, 69, entered into rest on Tuesday (Oct. 12, 1999) at the VA Hospital, Fayetteville, N.C.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on May 28, 1930. He was retired from the United States Army. He is the son of Robert Lee Blair , Gate City, and the late Georgie Munick Blair.

Also surviving is his dear friend, Martha Nugent, Fayetteville, N.C.; daguhter, Patricia Gosnell, Greenville, Tenn.; sister, Inez Elliott, Gate City; three brothers, Ernest and Emerson Blair, both of Gate City and Wallace Blair, Kingpsort; four grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Williams officiating.

Burial will follow the service at the Strong Cemetery, Gate City.

The 82nd Air Borne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C. will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, c/o Inez Elliott, Route 2 Box 959-A, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lee Blair

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert Lee Blair, 95, entered into rest Sunday (Sept. 21, 2003) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., Feb.14, 1908 to the late John Monroe and Ora Mae Pack Blair. He was a member of the Copper Creek Community Church.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Musick Blair; son, Robert Edd Blair; daughter, Almira Starnes; sisters, Carrie Quillen, Annie Musick and Sudie Mann and Virdie Tipton; brothers, John Blair Jr., Ray Blair and Clarence Blair; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Misty Eads.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Inez and Bobby Elliott, Gate City; three sons and special daughters-in-law, Ernest and Allie Blair, Gate City, Emerson Blair, Gate City, and Wallace and Betty Blair, Church Hill; three sisters, Evelyn Quillen, Thelma Mann and Alma Kinkead, all of Gate City; caregiver, Reba Flanary; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; special granddaughter, Morgan Elliott.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clayton Williams and the Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Sally's Chapel Quartet and Carolyn Maddox.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Strong Family Cemetery, Gate City, Va., conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Friends, nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Peanut Lane and M.J. Mann will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rose Z. (Hilton) Blair

WISE, Va. — Rose Z. Blair, 97, passed away Friday (June 5, 2009) at the home of her daughter, Lillie Goode in Wise, Va.

She was born Dec. 13, 1911 to Byrd and Lillie Fugate Hilton in Hilton, Va., and was married to Omar F. Blair on Aug. 27, 1933.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Omar Frank Blair; a son, Robert James Blair and grandson, David Blair.

Surviving are six children, Robert James Blair and wife, Johnny, Carl Jess Blair and wife, Shirley, Omar Frank Blair Jr. and wife, Sandra (Deceased), Lillie Mae Goode and husband, Ray, Doris Ann Arwood and husband, Don, and Mary Ann Jones and husband, Teddy (Deceased); 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Gary Williams, caregivers of Pace in Big Stone Gap, Va., and special caregiver, Brenda Sexton.

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday in the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, Va., with Pastor Jim Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday 6 to 8 p.m at the Sturgill Funeral Home Wise.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Big Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Edward Blair Jr.

(wife b. Scott Co)

KINGSPORT — Roy E. Blair, Jr., 58, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2008) at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport). He served in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam War. Roy was employed by Pet Dairies for over 21 years, ACT in Gray and Norris Industries.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Edward Blair, Sr. and Virginia Patrick Blair.

Survivors include his loving wife, Margaret Olene McDavid Blair, of the home; two daughters, Linda Spivey and husband, Jim of Rye Cove, Va. and Teresa Poe and husband, David of Morristown; a son, Dennis Ray Lane of Kingsport; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Barbara Smith, Margaret Jennings and husband, Tony and Debra Collier, all of Kingsport; three brothers, James Blair of Mount Carmel, Bobby Blair and wife, Debbie and Randall Blair and wife, Juanita, all of Kingsport; two nieces, five nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins and his dog, Snowball.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 12 noon with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd and the Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. with military honors conducted by the VFW Post # 3382 and the Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Jim Spivey, Rickie Spivey, Little Jim Spivey, Bobby Blair, Randall Blair and Tony Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Tipton, Tony Lynn Jennings, Chad Stepanian and Todd Harris.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice, Sr. Latten, Dr. Merise and all the nurses.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce "Moose" Blalock

CHURCH HILL — Bruce "Moose" Blalock, 45, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 23, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a long hard battle with cancer. He has won the ultimate victory in Jesus.

He was born in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sept. 18, 1963, and was the son of the late Robert Edward Blalock and Bonnie Katherine Helton Blalock. He was employed with Loven Concrete as a front end operator. He was an avid UT fan, loved dirt track racing, antique cars, rod runs, trikes and motorcycles, and was an official at Volunteer Speedway. He also enjoyed camping and cookouts.

Bruce had unconditional love for his wife, children and brothers. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Minnie Blalock; father-in-law, Robert Hooven; and uncle, Herman Blalock.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia Hooven Blalock, Church Hill; daughter, Krista Blalock, Kingsport; son, Charles Blalock, Church Hill; mother-in-law, Barbara "Kitten" Hooven, Kingsport; brother, David Blalock and wife, Sonya, Church Hill; sisters-in-law, Tammy Hooven Goodson and husband, Chris, Sharon Hooven and Michael Walters; brother-in-law, Chuck Hooven; special brothers, Bobby Derrick, Rogersville and Dave Willis and wife, Annette, Kingsport; special nieces, Becky Derrick and Wendy Derrick; nieces, Danielle Houser and husband, Derrick, Shondell Blalock and JP, Devony Lindholm and husband, Cody and Joni Ray; great-nieces, Bella Houser and Kalie Baker; special nephews, David Willis, Josh Willis and wife, Nikki, Shawn Willis and wife, Summer, Anthony Willis, Little David Blalock; special aunt, Deloris Helton, Houston, Tex.; special friends, Debbie Good and Micheal Good, Teri Armstrong, Donna DeSimone; and many other special friends.

Calling hours are 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Darthula Church Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Blalock, Charles Blalock, Major Tesnear, Rob Williams, Dave Willis, Josh Willis, Nick Judge, Little David Blalock, Bobby Derrick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Grady Blalock, Carl Blalock, Raymond Blalock, Joe Loven, Barry Abbge, Charles Herin, Chris Fonville, members of Wiked Whipz Car Club and Scotty Barrett.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Earl Ray Bland

CHURCH HILL - Earl Ray Bland, 68, of West Carter's Valley, went to be with Jesus on Monday night (Sept. 4, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., but had spent the majority of his life in West Carter's Valley. Earl Ray had retired from the Holliston Mills with over 31 years of service. He was an avid farmer who loved his tractors.

Mr. Bland was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Bland attended Ridgeview Baptist Church and was a faithful member of the Adult 1 Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Remus Watson Bland and Mary Isabelle (Molly) Tate Bland; along with his sister, Mary Ellen Bland Wolfe.

Earl Ray Bland is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Carolyn Linkous Bland; his son, Darrell Ray Bland and his wife, Aimee (Church Hill); his daughters, Devonna Bland Clark and her husband, Steve (Mount Carmel), Tamara Bland Byington and her husband, Jeff (Church Hill); seven grandchildren, Haley and Hunter Clark, Carter, Clay and Caroline Byington, Morgan ad Seth Bland; his sisters, Eva Kate Kimbler, Janie Faye Ellis and her husband, Jim (both of Kingsport), Frances Elizabeth Ellis and her husband, Curtis (Mount Carmel); his brothers, Eugene Tate Bland and his wife, Kathleen, Harvey Norman Bland (both of Mount Carmel), Remus (Wayne) Bland and his wife, Nancy, David Lee Bland and his wife, Linda (both of Church Hill); his loving mother-in-law, Pearl J. Linkous; a special brother-in-law, Ralph Wolfe (both of Kingsport); a special nephew and caregiver, Matthew Bland (Kingsport); along with many more nephews and nieces.

Calling hours for Earl Ray Bland will be held on Wednesday at Ridgeview Baptist Church beginning at 5 p.m. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 274 W. Ellis Lane in Church Hill.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ridgeview Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Rogers and Pastor Andy Sensabaugh officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Wills Family Cemetery (West Carter's Valley) with Darrell Bland, Steve Clark, Jeff Byington, Donald Carter, Vance Tittsworth, Dennis Linkous, Steve Wade, Roger Bowery and Cordell Arnold serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Ellis, Shack Crawford, Ralph Wolfe and Jim Byington.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mr. Charlie D. Blankenbeckler

Mr. Blankenbeckler was born in Snowflake,VA on May 20, 1930. He was the son of the late George Washington Blankenbeckler and Dorothy Mae Richards Blankenbeckler.

Mr. Blankenbeckler served in the United States Army and in the Army National Guard retiring after 22 years of service.

He was a member of the Baptist faith and was a member of the American Legion, worked at the Kingsport Press, Kingsport Times News and was self employed for Warner Cable company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Blankenbeckler; son-in-law, Billy Wood, brother, Massie Blankenbeckler, sisters, Kate Bradshaw and Vergie Mae "Little Poodie" Blankenbeckler, half sisters, Myrtle East, Annis Blankenbeckler and Ackie Quillen, half brothers, Otis and Dennis Blankenbeckler.

Surviving are his wife, Johanna Blankenbeckler of the Home; daughters; Mary Ann Dingus and her husband, David of Kingsport, Barbara Dickerson and her husband, Rev. Doug Dickerson of Murfreesboro,TN, Margaret Wood of Kingsport, Angie Morgan and her husband, Rev. Dr. Roy Morgan of Aiken, SC, son, Charlie D. Blankenbeckler,Jr and his wife Heather of Kingsport, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sisters, Rose Ann Carter and her husband, Perry of Kingsport, Betty Easterling and her husband C. L., brothers, Kenneth Blankenbeckler and his wife, Glenna and Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and his wife, Venus all of Virginia.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 16, 2009 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday , November 17, 2009 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Dickerson and Rev. Dr. Roy Morgan officiating.

Military Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 following the funeral service in the Garden of Resurrection in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3, Gate City Post # 265 and the Tennessee National Guard.

Grandsons and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd, suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. And the Amedisys Home Health 935 Wilcox Ct, Kingsport, TN 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Charlie D. Blankenbeckler, Sr.

Oak Hill Memorial Park Obituary
Submitted by: Bruce Damon

Emary Banner "Jitney'' Blankenbecler

E.B. "Jitney'' Blankenbecler, 92, 2012 Brookwood Road , died at 2:45 a.m. Friday ( Sept. 18, 1998 ) at his home.
Born in
Coeburn , Va. , he had lived in Kingsport since he was 12 years of age. He was captain of the football team at Kingsport High School and valedictorian of his class. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Blankenbecler owned and operated Franklin Printing Co. more than 60 years. He was a participant in the Santa Train Program for more than 50 years. At the time of his death, he was the only living charter member of Civitan and was past president of the Civitan Club. He served as mayor of
Kingsport in the late 1940's and early 1950's.
He was a member of the
First Baptist Church .
He was past master of Kingsport Lodge 688, past High Priest of Lynn Bachman Chapter R.A.M., past Grand High Priest Royal Arch Masons of Tennessee, 50 year member of York Rite Masons Kingsport Lodge 688, member of the Scottish Rite Masons, a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, York Rite Sovereign College and a member of the Shriners.
He was also an active member of the American Legion
Hammond Post No. 3.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Nell Pierce Blankenbecler,
Kingsport ; a daughter, Joyouse Jennings, Spartanburg , S.C. ; a son, Richard Blankenbecler, California ; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at
6 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel, downtown Kingsport . The family will receive friends following the service.
Military graveside services will be conducted at
2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
Friends may give donations to their favorite charitable organization.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

George Dennis Blankenbeckler

GATE CITY, Va. - George Dennis Blankenbeckler, 55, Rt. 2, Gate City, died at Mountain Home Veterans Hospital, Johnson City, at 5:30 a.m. today [6/14/1973] after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended the Ewings Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a retired Tech Sergeant, U.S. Air Force and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Mae Blankenbeckler, Kingsport; three sisters, Miss Annis Blankenbeckler, Mrs. Myrtle East, both of Gate City and Mrs. Ackie Quillen, Hiltons, Va.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Kate Bradshaw, Church Hill, Mrs. Betty Easterling, Gate City, Mrs. Rose Ann Carter, Kingsport; one brother, Otis Blankenbeckler, Gate City; four half-brothers, Buford Blankenbeckler, Hiltons, Va., Charlie and Massie Blankenbeckler, both of Kingsport, Kenneth Blankenbeckler, Gate City.

Arrangements will be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home.

KINGSPORT TIMES / Thursday, June 14, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Faye (Davis) Hammonds Blankenbeckler

CHURCH HILL - Linda Faye Blankenbeckler, 57, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning (June 22, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born in Sullivan County and had lived her entire life in the Tri-Cities area. She was employed by Pilot Corp. in Weber City, Va.

She was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Maggie Pearson Davis; and one sister, Vanis Davis.

Surviving are her husband, Loran Thomas (Tommy) Blankenbeckler, of the home; daughters, Tammy Howe, Kingsport, and Lisa Dalton, Houston, Texas; son, Chad Hammonds, Gray; stepchildren, Hope Blankenbeckler, Church Hill, Joseph Blankenbeckler, Rogersville, and Jacob Blankenbeckler, Church Hill; nine grandchildren; sister, Blanche Kitzmiller, Kingsport; brothers, Ronnie Davis and Gary Davis, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Wilma Robinette, Blackwater, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Gibson officiating.

Burial will be immediately following the funeral service in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois (Harris) Blankenbeckler

GATE CITY, Va. - Lois Harris Blankenbeckler, 80, passed away Saturday (Feb. 9, 2002) at Brian Center.

She was born in Wise County on Sept. 26, 1921, and was the daughter of the late John C. Harris and Laura Mae Blankenbeckler Harris. She was a homemaker and a volunteer for Holston Valley Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Blankenbeckler attended Faith Bible Tabernacle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Blankenbeckler (Nov. 22, 2000); son, Larry G. Blankenbeckler; sisters, Mary Jane Hartsock and Sue Neal; and brothers, Roy C. Harris and Glen C. Harris.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Ivan Peters, Gate, City, Va., Joyce Gose, Nickelsville, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles W. and Erica Blankenbeckler, Rio Rancho, N.M., Gary W. and Debbie Blankenbeckler, Morrison City, Va.; special daughters-in-law, Louise Kilgore Blankenbeckler, Hiltons, Va., Ann Salyer Blankenbeckler, Gate City, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; sisters, Beulah Lane, Clinton, Tenn., Hazel Charlton, Baileyton, Ellen Wyatt, Greeneville, and Ruby Arington, Knoxville; brothers, James C. Harris, Fall Branch, and Kyle Fred Harris, Greeneville; special caregivers, Helen McConnell and Nancy Lane; 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 residences of Judy Peters and Gary Blankenbeckler.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler officiating. Music will be provided by Nancy and Donald Lane.

Burial will follow at Henry Family Cemetery (Snowflake community), Gate City.

Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Davidson, Hank Rasnic, Glen Nickels, Mack Gilliam, Boyd Meade and Junior Jessee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Bible Tabernacle Fellowship Fund, Route 1, Box 21, Hiltons, Va. 24258.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Nell (Pierce) Blankenbecler

KINGSPORT — Mary Nell Blankenbecler, born 1920, went home to be with the Lord Thursday ( Nov. 8, 2007 ) at 6 p.m. after an extended illness.

She had lived in Kingsport the past 67 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport , a member of Liberty Chapter #198 Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mary Nell was employed at Tennessee Eastman Company for 39 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.B. “Jitney” Blankenbecler; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, George and Mavis Pierce, Cecil and Gladys Pierce and Hugh Pierce; and one sister, Alta Carr, all of Greene County .

Surviving are one sister, Ruby A. Pierce of Kingsport; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; a sister-in-law, Lizzie Fox of Greene County; special friends and neighbors, Linda Kirkland, Barbara Reedy, Gene and Chloe Marshall; and caregivers, Betty Maltsburger and Winnie Reed.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Dr. Marvin Cameron and theRev. Donnie Bailey officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Gene Marshall, Brad Pierce, Wes Pierce, Eric Pierce, Stacey Lowe and Nathan Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Mary Nell Blankenbecler.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Carl Blankenbeckler

GATE CITY, Va. - Ralph Carl Blankenbeckler, 84, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Kingsport on Nov. 6, 1916, he was the son of the late Robert and Myrtle Lane Blankenbeckler. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and retired from Tennessee Eastman as a pipefitter after over 30 years of service. Mr. Blankenbeckler was of the Holiness faith and attended Faith Bible Tabernacle.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Larry G. Blankenbeckler; sister, Vera Dimiria; three brothers, Clarence, Charlie and Clyde Blankenbeckler.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Harris Blankenbeckler, Gate City; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ivan Peters, Gate City; daughter, Joyce Gose, Nickelsville, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles W. and Erica Blankenbeckler, Brownsville, Tex., Gary W. and Debbie Blankenbeckler, Morrison City, Va.; daughter-in-law, Louise Kilgore Blankenbeckler, Hiltons, Va.; sisters, Sally Ross and Annie Wampler, both of Weber City, Va., Gaynell Owens, Kingsport, Shirley Addington, Defiance, Oh.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, and anytime at the residence of Judy Peters and Gary Blankenbeckler.

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

Military graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Henry Family Cemetery (Snowflake Community), conducted by Charles Dewitt Byrd VFW Post 3382.

Grandsons and family will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy (Doc) Renfro, Tommy Culbertson, Gene Davidson and Junior McConnell.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Immediately following the graveside service, the family will meet at Faith Bible Tabernacle, Hiltons, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association of Virginia, Southwest Regional Office, 370 East Main St., P.O. Box 1249, Abingdon, Va. 24212.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Venus Pearl (Quillen) Blankenbecler

Venus Pearl Quillen Blankenbecler, 83, of Hiltons, VA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 2, 2011 , at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center , Kingsport .

She was born in Sullivan County , TN ( Kingsport ) and had lived most of her life in Scott County , VA. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family and especially her grandchildren were her delight. She worked for Kingsport Press Corp. in her early years and was a member of Faith Bible Tabernacle, Hiltons, VA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Lottie Hobbs Quillen; her brother, James Buddy Quillen and infant twins (brother and sister).

Survivors include her loving husband of over 64 years, Buford Blankenbecler of the home; two sons, Gary Blankenbecler and Tim B. Blankenbecler & wife, Nora, all of Hiltons, VA; three grandchildren, Haley Blankenbecler, Jordan Blankenbecler and Elizabeth Blankenbecler; a great granddaughter, Abbey Bagwell; two sisters, Ruby Whiten & husband, Wayne of Hiltons and Betty Lawson of Rogersville; brother, Jack Quillen of Hiltons; sister in law, Marlene Quillen of Gate City; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , VA. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with Pastor Greg Street , Pastor Tommy Benton and Pastor Buford Blankenbecler, officiating. Music will be provided by the Benton Singers.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Bible Tabernacle, 1031 A.P. Carter Highway , Hiltons, VA 24258.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Eddie Gene Blanton

(His wife, Brenda Fields, is a descendant of the Scott Co Flanary family.)

NORTON, Va. — Rev. Eddie Gene Blanton, 62, went to be with his LORD Monday ( July 6, 2009 ) at Johnson City Medical Center .

Rev. Blanton was the pastor of the Neon Pentecostal Church, Neon, Ky., for over 20 years. Affectionately known as “Cue Duncan ,” he was an avid coon hunter, and formerly was an employee of Humphrey’s Enterprises. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Fields Blanton; his sons and daughters-in-laws, Timothy Blanton, Eddie and Diane Blanton, Jr., Jacob and Heather Blanton, all of Norton. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Tim Blanton II, Ethan Blanton, Devan Blanton, and Eli Blanton; a brother, Kyle Duncan; sisters, Faye Brummitte and Susan Duncan; and Trevor “Bucket Boy” Ruth, whom he loved like a son.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Funeral services will be condcted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ozel Collins, the Rev. Chuck Elam and the Rev. Richard Howard officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in the White Oak Gap Cemetery on Thacker’s Branch near Norton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Eva Jeanette (Bowling) Blanton

Eva Jeanette Blanton, 81, of Weber City, passed away on Thursday morning (May 17, 2012) at her residence.

She was a graduate of Gate City High School and was a lifelong resident of Weber City. Jeanette was an avid golfer. Mrs. Blanton was a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jack Blanton; parents, Charlie and Stella Johnson Bowling; a brother, Edmond Bowling.

Jeanette Blanton is survived by her daughter, Paula Blanton Howe and husband, Roger (Hickory, NC); a son, Mark Blanton and wife, Karen (Weber City, VA); two grandchildren, Corey Blanton and wife, Cris (Jonesborough, TN), Jamie Blanton and wife, Jenny (Rogersville, TN); great grandchildren, Callie Grace Blanton, Cameron Alexander Blanton, and Paisley Stella Blanton; a step great granddaughter, Abby Coward; her brother, R. L. Bowling and wife, Rose (Greeneville, TN) along with her beloved pet, “Rocky”.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (May 19, 2012) from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday (May 20, 2012) at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Tom Haynes, Don Frazier, Tim Wells, Mark Peters, Sam Light, Doug Humphries, Terry Frazier, Jeff Frazier, and Tony Loggans will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Loggans, Jim Baker, Don Arnold, Ernest Jones, C.S. Dockery, Lowell Campbell, John Renfro, and Scott Barger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Weber City, 155 Shady Elm Lane, Weber City, VA 24290 or to the Scott County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1535, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lucian F. Blaylock

Gate City — (Spl.) — Lucian F. Blaylock, 66, prominent merchant of Nottingham community near here, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, at 1 p. m. Sunday. A native of Scott County, he was the son of Robert and Sarah Bright Blaylock, and 11 member of the Baptist Church; a Masonic member of Catlett Lodge No. 36. Gate City, he was also affiliated with the Scottish Rite of Norton, Va., and Shriners of Kezim Temple, Roanoke.

The body will be returned to Gate City today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Blaylock is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie V. Blaylock; two daughters, Mrs. Stewart Freeman, Kingsport. and Mrs. C, A, Music, Norton, Va.; there are also two nieces and one nephew.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 8, 1947

Minnie C. (Hensley) Blalock

HILTONS, Va. - Minnie C. Blalock, 80, Route 1, died early Friday night (April 11, 1997) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Blalock (1991); and her parents, Mel C. and Grace Quillen Hensley.

Surviving are five sons; Robert E. Blalock, Niceville, Fla., Herman R. Blalock, Kingsport, Carl C. Blalock, Raymond K. Blalock and Grady M. Blalock, all of Hiltons, Va.; three grandsons and one granddaughter; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Houser, Blountville, Mrs. Janelle Spears and Mrs. Yvonne Kern, both of Hiltons, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ken Pierce, the Rev. Don Umbarger, Dr. Sam Neeley and Dennis Houser officiating.

Music will be provided by the Ken Pierce family.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Darthula Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 10, Hiltons, Va. 24258.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ollie Fern (Mullins) Blase

BARTONVILLE, Ill., - Mrs. Fern Blase, 58, died early Friday morning [4/8/1977] at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Ill. from injuries she suffered in an automobile accident earlier in the week. A Lee County, Va. native, she spent a great part of her life in Scott County, Va. before moving here.

Survivors include her husband, Orville Blase; two daughters, Mrs. Pat Wennmacher, Washington, Ill., Mrs. Darlene Thrawe, Peoria, Ill.; her mother and step-father, Mrs. Mary Ellen [Rutherford Mullins] and Massie Davidson, Gate City, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Charma Ledbetter, Peoria, Mrs. Mable Lindamood, Lynchburg, Va., Mrs. Vivian Bellamy Jr., Gate City, Va., Mrs. Helen Bush, Kingsport; one brother, L. Victor Mullins, Gate City; and two grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, April 10, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Alice Berniece (Lamb) Bledsoe

WEBER CITY, Va. - Alice Berniece Lamb Bledsoe departed this life on Saturday (Dec. 2, 2006).

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 30, 1932. She was a graduate of Rye Cove High School. She worked for Tennessee Eastman before marriage and moved to Indiana. She spent 33 years in Kokomo, Ind. She was employed by Delco Electronics, Kokomo, as a production supervisor. She attended Indiana University at Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her father, Luke Lamb; and brother, Jimmy Lamb.

She is survived by her mother, Nancy Lamb, Kingsport; sons, James C. Bledsoe, Jr. and wife Sandy, Kokomo, Ind., Stan Bledsoe, Sharpsville, Ind., and Greg Bledsoe, Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Leesa and husband Tommy Williams and Brian Bledsoe; step-granddaughter, Christy Patchett; great-grandchildren, Braydon, Naomi and Addison Rose Williams; brother, David Bruce Lamb and wife Mary, Hixon, Tenn.; sisters, Almira and husband Warren Lane, Richmond, Va., Shirley and husband J.C. Stapleton, Weber City, Va., Anna Ailstock, Clarksville, Ark., Magline and husband James Raley, of Washington, Pauline and husband Paul Williams, of Washington, Jean and husband Charles Dennison, Jonesville, Va., several aunts and one uncle; several nieces and nephews; and a loving church family at Community Fellowship Church, where she was a member.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Shirley and J.C.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. John Sheppard and M.A. Lunsford officiating.

Judy McConnell and Francie Henard will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Sons, grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Deacons of Community Fellowship Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Community Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1407, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alice Edna (Darnell) Bledsoe

NEW LEBANON, Ohio - Alice E. Bledsoe, 88, passed away Thursday (May 22, 2003).

Mrs. Bledsoe was born on March 24, 1915 in Gate City, Va. to the late Monroe F. and Nannie J. (Vickers) Darnell.

She was preceded in death on Aug. 17, 1996 by her husband, William M. "Bob" Bledsoe, whom she married March 6, 1937; brothers, James and Ted Darnell; and sisters, Lily Davidson, Mary Dishner and Bertie Webb.

Surviving are sons, William Robert Bledsoe and Thomas Franklin Bledsoe, both of New Lebanon, Ohio; daughter, Sue B. Pollock of New Lebanon, Ohio; granddaughter, Jennifer Pollock of West Chester, Ohio; sisters, Ella Hammond of Kingsport and Callie Sproles of Duffield, Va. and Betty Simenson of Huntsville, Ala.; special friends, Nell and Virgil Roark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, 3377 US Rt. 35, West Alexandria, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Barry Quillen presiding.

Interment will be at Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery, West Alexandria.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the New Lebanon Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Amanda Jane (Joyner) Bledsoe

BLACKWATER, Va. - Amanda Jane Bledsoe, 89, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2005) at the Sunbridge Hillside Manor in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County, Va., the daughter of the late Charlie and Jennie Gilliam Joyner.

She attended the Flag Pond Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Conley Bledsoe; one brother, Lewis Joyner; three sisters, Ethel Bledsoe, Lilly Bledsoe and Lassie Scalf.

Survivors include one sister, Tishie Joyner of Blackwater, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Committal graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Flag Pond Church Cemetery. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery for services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Flag Pond Church Cemetery, c/o Dwayne Barnette, Route 1, Box 327, Blackwater, VA 24221.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Benjamin Enoch Bledsoe

KINGSPORT — Benjamin Enoch Bledsoe, born Dec. 9, 1910, died Jan. 21, 2009, at the age of 98 years.He was the last surviving child of Enoch and Helen Robinette Bledsoe. He was predeceased by his brothers, Hochal, Tom, Sherman, Burem, Roy, Zach, Everette and Burlie; his sisters, Getty, Chloe, Pearl, Maud, Myrtle and Berniece; one son, Richard; and his granddaughter, Armen Mustaklem Combs.

During his lifetime, he loved nothing better than spending time with his brothers at the "old home place" reliving their early years. One of his strongest virtues was his sense of family. All of his family have vivid memories of his whistling and singing — he was a people person and never met a stranger.

Mr. Bledsoe was a World War II veteran and retiree of Holston Defense Corporation. He was a member of Morrison City Christian Church and attended services as long as his health permitted.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 70 years, Eliza Odell Jennings Bledsoe, his daughters, Billie Jo Mustaklem, Phyllis (Leslie) Burke, Debra (Mark Cochran) Livingston, daughter-in-law, Melissa (Bob) Turner, sons, David (Faye), Tommy (Joy), Larry (Geney); 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Underwood and the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and friends of the family.

Please meet at the gravesite no later than 12:45 p.m.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Benjamin Enoch Bledsoe.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie Ruth (Webb) Bledsoe

Bonnie Ruth Bledsoe passed away December 6, 2011 at her home in Green County. She was born September 1, 1924 and was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Bledsoe.

She is survived by her children; Judith Persinger, Joyce and Ronald McCamy and Donna Price; grandchildren, Cherie Williams and husband, Robert, Sheilla McMurry and husband, Marty, Donnie McCamy and wife, Penny, Kendra Haren and husband, Tim, and Bambi Persinger; great-grandchildren, Clinton Williams, Kisha Williams, Cassie Smith, Tyler Haren, Ben McMurry, Daniel McMurry and Zander McMurry; six brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Webb Family Cemetery in Kingsport with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Pallbearers will be Donnie McCamy, Tim Haren, Clinton Williams, Tyler Haren, Jason McCamy and Marty McMurry.

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

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Cecil Bledsoe

SURGOINSVILLE - Cecil Bledsoe , 78, 3131 Stanley Valley Road, died Friday (April 2, 1999) at Indian Path Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Bledsoe was a native of Blackwater, Va., and had lived in Hawkins County since 1952. He attended the Pink Hill Primitive Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by two sons, William Bledsoe and Larry C. Bledsoe ; his parents, Freeman and Nannie Bloomer Bledsoe ; four brothers, Parkey Bledsoe , Hollie Bledsoe , Hillard Bledsoe and Carley Bledsoe .

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Myrtle Osborne Bledsoe , Surgoinsville; two daughters, Ms. Sue Light and Mrs. Richard (Sonjua) Phillips, both of Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Edna Bledsoe , Church Hill; three sisters, Lois Bledsoe , Church Hill, Mrs. Hagan (Lucy) Roberts, Kingsport, and Mrs. Jerry (Myrtle) Hammonds, Florida; five grandchildren; Billy Bledsoe , Lori Godsey, Michael Light and Mark and Matthew Trent; two great-grandchildren, Jessica Godsey and Zackary Light; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Watts, the Rev. Robert Legg, and the Rev. Fred Gilreath officiating.

Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethel Cemetery.

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Dama Beatrice (Dulaney) Bledsoe

BLACKWATER, Va. - Dama Beatrice Dulaney Bledsoe, Route 1, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Jan. 16, 2000) at Lee County Community Hospital.

She was born in Scott County, Va. She was a daughter of the late W.A. Dulaney and Mattie E. Taylor Dulaney. She was a kind, caring, loving patient Christian wife and mother. She attended Rollers Chapel Baptist Church and Kaylor Chapel Baptist Church, before her declining health.

Including her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Mae Pearcy, Anna Lee Price and Madge Dulaney; one brother, Robert H. Dulaney.

Surviving are her husband, J.E. Bledsoe , of the home; one daughter, Judith "Judi'' Bledsoe, of the home; one sister, June Dulaney, Duffield, Va.; nieces and nephews, Sue Pearcy, Patricia and Jim Moore, Kyle and Elizabeth Pearcy, all of Church Hill, and Richard Dulaney, Kingsport; special friend and care giver, Ellen Collier, and lots of friends; one great-great niece, Brooke Christian; two great nephews, Brad and Eric Christian; two great nieces, Hillary and Nicole Dulaney.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Duffield funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by Christine Love.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley. W.B. Bledsoe , Larry Bledsoe , Kyle Pearcy, Billy Gibson, Gilmer Bledsoe, and Kenny Fannon will serve as pallbearers.

Harold Fraley, Zane Carter and Michael Carrico will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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David Zachariah "Zack" Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - David Zachariah Bledsoe, 93, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening (March 17, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Zack was an avid storyteller. He enjoyed furniture making and woodworking. He built several beautiful and useful pieces of furniture. He also enjoyed hunting and cooking.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the VFW #3382 and the Masons Catlette Lodge #35 of Gate City.

Mr. Bledsoe served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Zack was the 7th son of the late Enoch and Helen Robinette Bledsoe. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Sturgill Bledsoe; four brothers, Hokiel, Tom, Sherman, Burlie and Roy; five sisters, Cholye, Pearl, Myrtle, Bernice and Maude; as well as two infant sisters.

Suviving are his wife of 33 years, Juanita Arnold Davis Bledsoe of the home; son, Scott and wife Donna Shehane Bledsoe of Rutledge; step-daughter, Joyce (Davis) Tunnell and husband Lewis; two step-sons, Larry and wife Deborah (Alley) Davis and John "Johnny" Charles Davis Jr.; 10 step-grandchildren, Ashley Shehane, Chase Shehane, Amy Baker, Kendra Glass, Lorra Johnson, Susan Parks, Tara Crawford, John Charles Davis III, Jessica Davis, and Michael Davis; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ben Bledsoe and wife Odell, and James Everette Bledsoe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Robert "Bob" Johnson officiating.

Military graveside services will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Ed Waterman, W.B. "Butch" Bledsoe, Gregory Bledsoe, Larry Bledsoe, Chase Shehane, Tom Bledsoe, Alan Sandidge, Lewis Tunnell, Michael Baker and Kermit Parks.

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Davis, Michael Davis and Matthew Glass.

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

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Burlie C. Bledsoe

KETTERING, Ohio - Burlie C. Bledsoe, 81, passed away Thursday (March 23, 2000) at the Kettering Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 24, 1919, in Scott County, Va., the son of Enoch and Helen (Robinette) Bledsoe, who preceded him in death. Mr. Bledsoe was a veteran of the United States Army, and had retired as the owner/operator of several service stations after two heart attacks.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five sisters, Myrtle Stowe, Maude Kaufman, Chloe Deskins, Bernice Belcher and an infant sister.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ruth (Babb) Bledsoe ; two daughters, Pamela Sue Bledsoe and Linda and husband, Hugh Goring; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darius "Butch'' and Pam Bledsoe and Duane and Cindy Bledsoe; three brothers, Ben and wife, Odell, Zack and wife, Juanita, and Everett; a sister, Pearl Robbins; three grandchildren, Steven, Cathie and Jennifer and husband, Rodney Hilden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd., Dayton, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ed Pennington officiating. Interment will be in Heritage Hills Cemetery.

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Butis T. (Robinette) Bledsoe

Butis Bledsoe, 92, of Brooksville, died Friday, Nov. 18 [2005] at her home. She was born in Orton , Va. , and was a member of Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church and also a member of the Brooksville Woman's Club. Survivors include her three children, Barmell Dixon of Brooksville, Tantris Plott of Bucyrus, Ohio and H.D. Bledsoe Jr. of Live Oak; a brother, Vermland Robinett; a sister, Kasel Westbrook of Dade City; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville chapel.

(Hernando Today, Brooksville , FL , 25 Nov 2005 )

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Clara Belle (Ison) Bledsoe

WEBER CITY, Va. - Clara Belle Ison Bledsoe, 99, passed away Wednesday (July 13, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was born in Middlesboro, Ky., on September 7, 1905. Mrs. Bledsoe attended Emory & Henry College and Madison College. She taught 45 years in the schools of Scott County and began teaching in 1925 in a one room school. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Scott County and Daughters of the American Revolution. She will be remembered as a loving and gra cious lady with many interesting stories to tell.

Mrs. Bledsoe was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Bledsoe; parents, George W. and Annie Ryder Ison; brother, Silas L. Ison; sister, Georgia Busic; nephew, Ed ward L. Busic.

Surviving are a sister, Audrey Maddux, Gate City, Va.; brother, Edward C. Ison and wife, Vio let Smith, Karns, Tenn.; niece, Cynthia Leigh Cecil and husband, Mark, Knoxville, Tenn.; Janice Busic, Richmond, Va.; nephews, George Maddux and wife, Carolyn, Gate City, Va., Eldridge N. Busic and wife, Janice, Honaker, Va., Len T. Busic and wife, Lois, Alexandria, Va.; and special nephew, George E. Ison, Weber City, Va.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. to day at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel today at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hol ston View Cemetery.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the ceme tery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Retired Teachers Association of Scott County.

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Dama Beatrice (Dulaney) Bledsoe

BLACKWATER, Va. - Dama Beatrice Dulaney Bledsoe , Route 1, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Jan. 16, 2000) at Lee County Community Hospital.

She was born in Scott County, Va. She was a daughter of the late W.A. Dulaney and Mattie E. Taylor Dulaney. She was a kind, caring, loving patient Christian wife and mother. She attended Rollers Chapel Baptist Church and Kaylor Chapel Baptist Church, before her declining health.

Including her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Mae Pearcy, Anna Lee Price and Madge Dulaney; one brother, Robert H. Dulaney.

Surviving are her husband, J.E. Bledsoe , of the home; one daughter, Judith ``Judi'' Bledsoe , of the home; one sister, June Dulaney, Duffield, Va.; nieces and nephews, Sue Pearcy, Patricia and Jim Moore, Kyle and Elizabeth Pearcy, all of Church Hill, and Richard Dulaney, Kingsport; special friend and care giver, Ellen Collier, and lots of friends; one great-great niece, Brooke Christian; two great nephews, Brad and Eric Christian; two great nieces, Hillary and Nicole Dulaney.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Duffield funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by Christine Love.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley. W.B. Bledsoe , Larry Bledsoe , Kyle Pearcy, Billy Gibson, Gilmer Bledsoe, and Kenny Fannon will serve as pallbearers.

Harold Fraley, Zane Carter and Michael Carrico will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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David Zachariah Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - David Zachariah Bledsoe, 93, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening (March 17, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Zack was an avid storyteller. He enjoyed furniture making and woodworking. He built several beautiful and useful pieces of furniture. He also enjoyed hunting and cooking.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the VFW #3382 and the Masons Catlette Lodge #35 of Gate City.

Mr. Bledsoe served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Zack was the 7th son of the late Enoch and Helen Robinette Bledsoe. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Sturgill Bledsoe; four brothers, Hokiel, Tom, Sherman, Burlie and Roy; five sisters, Cholye, Pearl, Myrtle, Bernice and Maude; as well as two infant sisters.

Suviving are his wife of 33 years, Juanita Arnold Davis Bledsoe of the home; son, Scott and wife Donna Shehane Bledsoe of Rutledge; step-daughter, Joyce (Davis) Tunnell and husband Lewis; two step-sons, Larry and wife Deborah (Alley) Davis and John "Johnny" Charles Davis Jr.; 10 step-grandchildren, Ashley Shehane, Chase Shehane, Amy Baker, Kendra Glass, Lorra Johnson, Susan Parks, Tara Crawford, John Charles Davis III, Jessica Davis, and Michael Davis; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ben Bledsoe and wife Odell, and James Everette Bledsoe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Robert "Bob" Johnson officiating.

Military graveside services will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Ed Waterman, W.B. "Butch" Bledsoe, Gregory Bledsoe, Larry Bledsoe, Chase Shehane, Tom Bledsoe, Alan Sandidge, Lewis Tunnell, Michael Baker and Kermit Parks.

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Davis, Michael Davis and Matthew Glass.

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

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Dustin L. Bledsoe

Gate City, VA - Dustin L. Bledsoe, 26, Gate City, VA passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Dustin was born in Sullivan County, TN on April 9, 1986 to Michael Wayne and Shirley Massingill Bledsoe. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

His maternal grandfather, James Lee Massingill; paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Ada Mae Bledsoe, aunt, Eline Head; and uncle, Jerry Bledsoe preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Dockery Bledsoe, Gate City, VA; his daughter, Chloe Brielle Bledsoe who is expected in June; parents, Michael Wayne and Shirley Massingill Bledsoe, Hiltons, VA; brother, Eddie Wayne Bledsoe, Hiltons, VA; maternal grandmother, Jamie Lee Massingill, Edison, TN; father and mother-in-law, Otis and Debbie Dockery, Rye Cove, VA; sister-in-law, Samantha Dockery, Rye Cove, VA; and brother-in-law, Logan Dockery, Rye Cove, VA.

In addition, special family friend, Brenda Carico, Hiltons, VA; aunts, Mary Lou Peters and husband, Gary, Iva Jean Bledsoe, Janie Fink and husband, Rick, Evelyn Lucas and husband, Eugene, Deana Banner and husband, Michael, Betsy Gilliam, Amanda Justice and husband, Tim, Jolene Hurd and husband, Wayne, and Monica Bledsoe; uncles, Donald Bledsoe, James Bledsoe and wife, Gail, Ronald Bledsoe and wife, Kim, Gillis Massingill and wife, Patricia, Lowell Head, Willie Massingill and wife, Angie, Timmy Massingill and wife, Christy, Darrel Wayne Hurd and wife, Annette, Jerry Hurd and wife, Thelma, and Thomas Hurd and wife, Kaloa; along with many cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Ray Dockery officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Massingill Family Cemetery, Speers Ferry Community of Scott County, VA. Donald Fleenor, Daniel Fleenor, Robby Berry, Rodney Ramey, Bobby Whiteaker, Logan Dockery, Rick Fink, and Donald Bledsoe will serve as pallbearers. Justin Carico, Tony Massingill, Dennis Vermillion, Bobby Lucas, and Conley Mullins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Jennifer Bledsoe to help with expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dustin L. Bledsoe.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Clara Belle (Ison) Bledsoe

WEBER CITY, Va. - Clara Belle Ison Bledsoe, 99, passed away Wednesday ( July 13, 2005 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport .

She was born in Middlesboro, Ky. , on September 7, 1905. Mrs. Bledsoe attended Emory & Henry College and Madison College . She taught 45 years in the schools of Scott County and began teaching in 1925 in a one room school. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Scott County and Daughters of the American Revolution. She will be remembered as a loving and gra cious lady with many interesting stories to tell.

Mrs. Bledsoe was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Bledsoe; parents, George W. and Annie Ryder Ison; brother, Silas L. Ison; sister, Georgia Busic; nephew, Ed ward L. Busic.

Surviving are a sister, Audrey Maddux, Gate City, Va.; brother, Edward C. Ison and wife, Vio let Smith, Karns, Tenn.; niece, Cynthia Leigh Cecil and husband, Mark, Knoxville, Tenn.; Janice Busic, Richmond, Va.; nephews, George Maddux and wife, Carolyn, Gate City, Va., Eldridge N. Busic and wife, Janice, Honaker, Va., Len T. Busic and wife, Lois, Alexandria, Va.; and special nephew, George E. Ison, Weber City, Va.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. to day at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel today at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hol ston View Cemetery .

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the ceme tery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Retired Teachers Association of Scott County .

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Curtis Bradley Bledsoe

JONESVILLE, Va. - Curtis Bradley Bledsoe , Jonesville, Va., was born in Scott County, Va., on Sunday, July 6, 1938 and passed away on Friday (Sept. 1, 2006) at the Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va. at the age of 68.

He lived several years in Indiana and worked and retired as a caster from Bridgeport Brass, Inc. in Indianapolis, Ind., and returned to Lee County, Va. in 1981 and was a member of the Steep Rock Church of God of Prophecy, Jonesville, Va.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Quillen and Polly Bledsoe ; and brothers, Oscar, George and John Bledsoe .

He is survived by his six children, Debbie and Lee Peck, of Indiana, Karen Bledsoe , of Indiana, David and Donna Bledsoe , of Duffield, Va., Brenda and Keith Fletcher, of Tennessee. Mark and Teldia Bledsoe , of Stickleyville, Va., Jenny and Keith Crusenberry, of Sheridan, Ind.; as well as 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nannie Bledsoe , of Indiana, Mary Danner, of Stickleyville, Va., Maude Lundy, of Indiana and Lula Doris, of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Sanctuary of the funeral home, with Rev. Donald Robbins officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Robbins Cemetery in Pattonsville, Va., where the family and friends are asked to meet at 10:45 a.m.

Jessee Bledsoe , Bradley Bledsoe , Paul Bledsoe , Larry Lundy, Ralph Bartley and Greg Gibson will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Edna Caroline (Herron) Droke Bledsoe

GATE CITY, Va. - Edna Herron Bledsoe, 82, of Manville Road, passed away early Sunday morning, (May 27, 2007) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 17, 1924 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Thomas Lewis and Myrtle Helen Williams Herron.

She was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corporation (Kodak) after 36 and half years of service and was of the Methodist faith.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Bill Droke and Carl Bledsoe; two brothers; and one nephew.

Survivors include daughter, Gerry Ann McConnell and husband, Claude B. Jr. of Gate City; four grandchildren, LeAnn Crawford and husband, John, Chad McConnell and wife, Jennifer, Michael McConnell and wife, Kristie and Denisa Harper and husband, Randall; four great-grandchildren, Braiden, Caitlin, Jessica and Alyssa; two sisters, Maureen Brooks and Faye Slaughter both of Kingsport; two brothers, Curtis Herron of Blountville and T.L. Herron of Gate City; several nieces and nephews, and others also survive.

There will be no formal services at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Herron Family Cemetery off Manville Road, Gate City, Va. Larry Crawford will officiate.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. It is requested that family and friends meet at Scott County Funeral Home by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Childrens Miracle Network, 4525 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117.

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

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Eliza Odell (Jennings) Bledsoe

The heart of our family, Eliza Odell Jennings Bledsoe, passed from this life on Thursday, April 7, 2011, six days before her 98th birthday.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Robert Walker and Nevada McClellan Jennings, infant brother, Ivan; her husband of 70 plus years, Benjamin E. Bledsoe, son, Richard Bledsoe, granddaughter, Armen Elizabeth Combs, brother, Hansel Jennings, and sister, Pearl Price. Odell was the last surviving spouse of the last survivor of the 15 children of Enoch and Helene Bledsoe.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Billie Jo Mustaklem, Phyllis (Les) Burke, David (Faye) Bledsoe, Tommy (Joy) Bledsoe, Larry (Genie) Bledsoe, Debra (Mark Cochran) Livingston and Melissa (Bob) Turner. Also, surviving are 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Further survivors include her sisters, Della Harrell, Imogene Linkus, Barbara Ann (Glen) Quillen), brothers, Claude (Rosie) Jennings and Patrick (Mary) Jennings as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Our mother once commented that all she wanted to be in her life was a mother. We mourn our loss, but rejoice knowing she achieved her ambition and set a high standard of excellence with her performance. To quote from a Sampler she once had "To know her is to love her and love her but forever, for God did make her what she is and never made such another."

We extend heartfelt thanks to Ona Poole for her love, care and devotion; to Dr. Robert Funke for his compassion and care and to the Charles J. Good family for their daily helpfulness.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2011, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM., in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services with Reverend Bob Underwood and Reverend Jerry Williams will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Oak Hill Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in the Garden of the Last Supper.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morrison City Christian Church, c/o Pastor Bob Underwood, where she attended as long as her health permitted.

(Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com)

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Mrs. Ellen Bledsoe

Blackwater, Va.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Ellen Robinette Bledsoe, 72, died at

her home in the Dry Creek community near here at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Enoch Bledsoe; seven sons, Henry H., Thomas J., Sherman, David, Everett and Burley Bledsoe, all of Kingsport, and Ben Bledsoe of Pennsylvania; five daughters; three brothers, Noah Robinette, Blackwater; Jake Robinette, Duffield, and Cana Robinette, Wheat, Tenn.;

and one sister, Mrs. Laura Duaney, Blackwater.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Monday at the home in Dry Creek. The Rev. Robert Bledsoe will officiate. Burial, will be in Pattonsville Cemetery at Gate City.

Kingsport Times-News; Nov. 5, 1947

Gladys M. (Yost) Bledsoe

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Gladys M. Bledsoe, 88, of Sandusky, passed away early Sunday morning (May 31, 2009) in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1920 in Big Stone Gap, Va., and was the daughter of Charles and Dora (Lane) Yost. She retired after working for many years at the Ontario and later the Cooks Department Stores in Sandusky. She loved singing gospel and country music, dancing, telling jokes, playing games and cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vilas Bledsoe (1985); son, Jack Bledsoe (2008); sisters, Della Hawkins, Evadale Lawson, Zella Mae Morrison; and brother, Oscar Yost.

She is survived by her daughters, Shelvie Neidler of Sandusky and Lorene Jerome of Castalia; sons, Carlos (Darlene) Bledsoe and Ted (Debbie) Bledsoe, all of Sandusky and Bill Bledsoe of Castalia; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Lane, Eula Hall and Shirley Harris all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; brothers, Erskin Yost of Big Stone Gap, Va., Richard Yost of Boston, Mass.; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell Gant of Eagles Nest Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial contributions to be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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Glenn Carl Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - Glenn Carl Bledsoe, 75, of Darlington Drive, departed this life on Saturday ( June 9, 2001 ).

He was a native of Scott County , Va. and was retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1987 with 36 years of service in field projects.

Mr. Bledsoe was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He attended Apostolic Lighthouse Church .

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Claire Christine Baily Bledsoe; and parents, H.P. Bledsoe and Josie Bishop Bledsoe.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Moore Bledsoe, Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Terry Shoemaker, Mount Carmel; daughter and fiance, Donna Bledsoe and David Ford, Sulphur Springs, Tenn.; step daughter, Belinda Moore Kincer and Chris Kincer, Mount Carmel; sons and daughters-in-law, Glen E. and Diane Bledsoe, Chuckey, Lyle D. and Janice Bledsoe, Gray; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Lena Gibson, Weber City, Va., Jean Moore, Duffield, Va., and Wilma (Jerry) Broadwater, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County 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 Bishop G.D. Peters and the Rev. David Peters officiating.

Music will be provided by Billy Bryant, Ben Christian and Valeri Rhea.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Military rites will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Terry Shoemaker, David Ford, Chris Kincer, Glenn Shoemaker, Donnie Bays and Kevin Bledsoe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Bledsoe and Justin Bledsoe.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery.

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Golda Bledsoe

Golda Bledsoe, 75, Kingsport, died Thursday (March 19, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport for 33 years. She was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in the yarn plant after 33 years and attended the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.L. Bledsoe and Hannah Bloomer Bledsoe, one brother, Burlie Bledsoe and two sisters, Maysi Hylemon and Rosa Bledsoe.

Surviving are one sister, Virgie Bledsoe, Kingsport; one brother, Claude Bledsoe, Bellbrook, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Hood and the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Bloomer cemetery, Blackwater, Va.

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James Everette "J.E." Bledsoe

BLACKWATER, Va. — Mr. James Everette (J.E.) Bledsoe, Dry Creek Road, Blackwater, Va., went unexpectedly to be with the Lord, Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2008) at the Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.
Mr. Bledsoe was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Enoch and Helen Robinette Bledsoe.
J.E. was a loving dad, brother, uncle, and a caring friend. He was a dedicated Christian and attended Roller’s Chapel Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading his Bible, playing his guitar and singing. He enjoyed the great outdoors and gardening.
He was retired from Robinette Steel in Big Stone Gap and was also a retired farmer.
In addition to his parents, Enoch and Helen Bledsoe, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dama Dulaney Bledsoe, in 2000; brothers, Hokle, Tom, Sherman, Zack, Burley, Roy and Buren Bledsoe; and sisters, Chloe Deskins, Pearl Robbins, Maude Kaufman, Myrtle Stowe, Berniece Belcher and Gettie Bledsoe.
He is survived by his daughter Judith (Judi) Bledsoe; and his beloved pets, with whom he made his home in Blackwater, Va.; brother, Ben Bledsoe and wife, Odell, Gate City; sister-in-law, June Dulaney, Duffield, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends; and his special friends and "honorary family," Bill, Barbara and Dakota Pearcy.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.
The Maness Trio will provide the music.
The burial will follow the service at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.
His nephews and special friends, Gregory Bledsoe, Larry Bledsoe, Tom Bledsoe, James Moorehead, Kyle Pearcy, Bill Pearcy, Cloise Smith and Craig Mendenhall will serve as pallbearers.
W.B. Bledsoe, Mike Carrico, Kenny Fannon, Pat Rhoton, Carl Osborne, Belt Ramey, John Robinette, Elder Greg Hill and the men of Roller’s Chapel Church, along with Brother T.J. Hood will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James Everette (J.E.) Bledsoe.

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Jeanette (Davidson) Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - Jeanette Davidson Bledsoe went to be with the Lord Friday ( Feb. 2, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born Sept. 15, 1924 in Scott County , Va. , she was a nurse, retiring after having served 45 years in the nursing profession.

She was a member of Holy Mountain Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bledsoe; her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Gene (Connie) Clark and Mrs. Jeff (Lorene) Quillen; two grandsons; one granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Edith Davidson Kilgore; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Kilgore, 726 Myrtle St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Musick officiating.

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park .

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Jerry Lee Bledsoe

Pattonsville - Jerry Lee Bledsoe, 59, of Pattonsville VA., went to be with the Lord November 20, 2012 after battling cancer. Jerry went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family and loved ones at his side.

Jerry has touched many lives over the years of his life and has also made many friends. Jerry will be truly missed and was a very loving husband, father, poppy, father-in-law, brother, uncle, and fellow miner. Jerry and Phyllis became united as husband and wife January 31, 1975. Jerry was born in Pattonsville, VA. June 18, 1953 and was the son of the late Hillard and Lucinda Johnson Bledsoe. Jerry was of the Christian faith. He graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1971 and then joined the 101st Airborne in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Jerry began his mining career in 1974 and continued to work in the mining industry as an Emergency Response Coordinator Instructor for Maxxim Shared Services for Virginia Business Units, where he supervised five mine rescue teams. He also worked two mine rescue explosions and was a valuable asset to the company for training and teaching others for preparations for future mining emergencies. Jerry was also the first paramedic in Scott County, Virginia. He has been a volunteer at Duffield Fire and Rescue since 1975 and was currently serving on the Board of Directors for Duffield Fire and Rescue. Jerry also taught many medical certification classes at Mountain Empire Community College and also classes throughout Southwest Virginia. He also was a member of the VFW Post #265.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Hillard and Lucinda Bledsoe, and brother, Wayne Bledsoe.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years Phyllis Spivey Bledsoe; one special son: Noah Lee Bledsoe (pet); two daughters: Melanie Fields and fiancé Scott Talley, Misty Burke and spouse Walter Burke; two granddaughters: Makayla Fields and Madeline Talley; two step-granddaughters: Lauren Burke Moore and April Burke; and two step-grandchildren: Adyson and Braedi Moore. Jerry is also survived by four brothers: Michael Bledsoe and wife, Kathleen; Paul Bledsoe and wife, Bea; Ralph Bledsoe and wife Jo; Hoyt Bledsoe and wife, Phyllis; two sisters: Debbie Burchell; Burren Evans and husband, Don. Several special nieces and nephews who helped throughout his illness were Emmanuel Burchell, Cynthia Dean, and Michael Bledsoe, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist David Dillon and Evangelist Garry Hood officiating. Music will be provided by Evangelist Garry Hood, Patsy O’Brien, and the Craiger family.

Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery in Pattonsville, VA. Pallbearers will be the Maxxim Share Mine Rescue Team which includes: Mark Williams, Shaun Stansberry, John Robinson, Chad Necessary, Mike Sowden, Shane Adams, Tivis Johnson, Eric Collins, and Matt King. Honor guards are going to be the remaining four mine rescue teams which are Cumberland Maroon, Cumberland Black, Dickenson Russell, and Knox Creek teams.

The family wishes to thank the Maxxim Share Blue team for being a part of the family and assisting with chores, care of Jerry, and supporting both Jerry and his family throughout his illness. Also a special thanks to Debbie and Emmanuel Burchell along with Cynthia Dean for helping provide medical care and/or treatment, support to Jerry along with his wife and daughters. We also would like to thank Roger Carter of Duffield Fire and Rescue, Rocky Rose of LifeCare, Maxxim Share Mine Rescue Team, Brittany Littleton, Indian Path Medical Center ER staff, Dr. Anvil Tumkur, Dr. Lucinda Miller, and Dr. Manoj Srinath. Also thanks to Cherokee Lake Campground family including Billy and Kenny Phillips, T-Wayne, and Jerry, Patsy, and Shanna O’Brien.

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

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

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Jo (Broadwater) Bledsoe

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Jo Broadwater Bledsoe, 83, Jackson Street, Gate City, Va. died March 31, 2007 at Asbury Place in Kingsport, Tenn.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Clara McConnell Broadwater. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, her husband, J. D. Bledsoe, Jr.; five sisters, Mrs. J.R. (Kate) Addington, Mrs. E.H. (Pauline) Richmond, Mrs. H.E. (Jack) Quillen, Mrs. J.H. (Fannie) Repass and Mrs. G.C. (Ruth) Carter; and two brothers, Bill Broadwater and Charles E. Broadwater preceded her in death.

She is survived by her brothers, B.J. Broadwater, James L. Broadwater and Riley F. Broadwater, all of Gate City; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Gate City United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holston United Methodist Children's Home in care of Charles Hutchins, P.O. Box 188, Greenville, Tenn. 37744.

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

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Joel Manford Bledsoe

HIGH POINT , N.C. - Joel Manford Bledsoe, 72, 4221 Wedgewood Terrace, died Tuesday ( May 2, 2000 ) at High Point Regional Hospital .

Born Oct. 12, 1927 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of Freeman and Paralee Bledsoe. He was a retired employee of Alma Desk Company.

In 1955, he was married to the former Julia Barnette who survives of the residence.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Eldridge; and two sisters, Marie Kernney and Margaret Sturgille.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Lawson, Long Beach, Calif., and Billy Lawson, Trinity; two grandchildren, Marissa (Reese) Eldridge and Billy Lawson Jr.; four brothers, Haskel Bledsoe, Clinchport, Va., Oscar Bledsoe, Dudley Bledsoe and C.P. Bledsoe, all of Blackwater, Va.; three sisters, Hazel Gilliam, Clinchport, Va., Fern Sams, Kingsport and Rachel Thomas, Dayton, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Pastor Ronnie Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Johnie H. Bledsoe

BROOKVILLE, OHIO - Johnie H. Bledsoe, 87, departed this life on Sunday (Feb. 18, 2006).

Born in Scott County, Va., on August 14, 1918, he was a son of the late Addison and Lizzie Childress Bledsoe. He retired from Dayton Walther in 1980 and from farming in 2001.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orbin and Roy Bledsoe.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Virgie Vaughn Bledsoe; daughters, Opal Gibson of Clayton, Velda Bledsoe and David Baker of Trotwood, and Elizabeth Bledsoe of Mass.; grandchildren, Lori and Doug Gilbert, Lisa Gibson, Nathaniel, Amy and Emma Sybenga; great-grandsons, Trenton and Dylan Gilbert; brother, Homer Bledsoe; loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nephews and nieces; and a friend of many years, David Gilliam.

Calling hours will be at 2 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Committal will follow in the Bledsoe Cemetery in the Canton community of Blackwater.

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Johnie H. Bledsoe

BROOKVILLE, OHIO - Johnie H. Bledsoe, 87, departed this life on Sunday (Feb. 18, 2006).

Born in Scott County, Va., on August 14, 1918, he was a son of the late Addison and Lizzie Childress Bledsoe. He retired from Dayton Walther in 1980 and from farming in 2001.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orbin and Roy Bledsoe.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Virgie Vaughn Bledsoe; daughters, Opal Gibson of Clayton, Velda Bledsoe and David Baker of Trotwood, and Elizabeth Bledsoe of Mass.; grandchildren, Lori and Doug Gilbert, Lisa Gibson, Nathaniel, Amy and Emma Sybenga; great-grandsons, Trenton and Dylan Gilbert; brother, Homer Bledsoe; loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nephews and nieces; and a friend of many years, David Gilliam.

Calling hours will be at 2 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Committal will follow in the Bledsoe Cemetery in the Canton community of Blackwater.

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Josie Lillian (Bishop) Bledsoe

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Josie Lillian Bishop Bledsoe , 97, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday ( April 20, 1998 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. (Duffield) on Oct. 14, 1900 , she spent her entire life there. She was of the Baptist faith and had attended Peterson's Chapel Church for more than 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hop P. Bledsoe in 1949; a granddaughter; her parents, John Solomon and Matilda Peterson Bishop; four sisters and nine brothers.

Surviving are a son, Glenn Carl Bishop, Kingsport; her daughters, Mrs. Dan (Lena) Gibson, Weber City, Va., Jean Moore, Duffield, Va., and Mrs. I.D. (Jerry) Broadwater, Weber City, Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a step granddaughter and two step great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver, Patty Madden.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County 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. Dean Smith, Elder John Henry Sybert and Elder Oscar Irvin officiating. Music provided by the Salleys Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Juanita (Arnold) Davis Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - Juanita Davis Bledsoe, 79, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Kingsport and had lived most of her life in Hawkins County before moving back to Kingsport in 1973. She was in nursing, having worked at Holston Valley Medical Center and later at Indian Path Medial Center. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Charles Davis, Sr.; her second husband, David Z. Bledsoe; her parents, George and Effie Loyd Arnold; two sisters; and four brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Tunnell and husband Lewis, Church Hill; sons, Larry Davis and wife Deborah, Blountville; John Charles Davis, Jr., Church Hill; step-son, Scott Bledsoe and wife Donna, Mooresburg; grandchildren, Amy Baker and husband Michael, Kendra Glass, Lorra Johnson and husband Bob, Susan Parks and husband Kermit, Tara Crawford, John Charles Davis III and wife Leann, Jessica Davis and Michael Davis; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen Arnold Hite and husband Ansel, Kingsport; one sister-in-law, Patsy Arnold, Kingsport; special friends, Fern Bellamy, Ernie Sandidge and Minnie Rhoten; her little friend, "Pugsley"; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Cecil Sturgill and Dr. Robert C. Johnson, Jr. officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tenn, 37214.

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

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June (Mabe) Bledsoe

KINGSPORT — June (Mabe) Bledsoe, 57, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in Kingsport
since 2000. June is a member of Way of Life Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Mildred McCracken Mabe.
Survivors include her husband, Evangelist Ray Bledsoe of the home; her daughter, Leann Fields; two sons, Billy Ray Bledsoe and Anthony Bledsoe, all of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsey, Logan, Noah and Caitlyn; two sisters, Shirley Peters of Bristol, Tenn. and Betty Housewright of Kingsport; three brothers, Don McCracken of Bristol, Va., Robert Mabe of Homosassas, Fla. and Richard Mabe of Mansfield, Ohio; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Johnny Gibson, Evangelist Jackie McCrackin and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, officiating.
Burial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Vernon Church Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

Honorary pallbearer, Tim Fields.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m.

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

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Mable Lucille (Barker) Sampson Bledsoe

Mable Lucille Barker Sampson Bledsoe, 85, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday August 7, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mable was born in Washington County, VA (Mendota) and lived most of her life in Scott County. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City, VA since 1951.

She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Sampson; her husband, William K. Sampson; her parents, Stewart and Erma Turner Barker; several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Sampson Daugherty of Nicklesville, VA; her son, Michael K. Sampson and wife, Robin of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Wendell II, Heather, Adam and Rebecca; great grandchildren, Will, Abygayle, Lily and Anna; sisters, Ada Mae, Helen and Betty; brothers, Dub, Alton and Billy; special friends, Jake and Sarah Gilliam of Gate City, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday August 9, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23 N, Weber City.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Sampson officiating. Music will be provided by Marcus and Christy Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday August 10, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Pallbearers will be Adam Sampson, Wendall Daugherty II, Kevin Snook, Joel Jenkins, Stan Jenkins, Troy Renfro and Scott Murray. Honorary pallbearers will be Wendell Daugherty, Bill Herron, Bob Perry, Freddy Gilliam and Deacons of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

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

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

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Margaret Rachel (Cole) Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - Margaret Rachel (Cole) Bledsoe, 76, went to be with her Lord and savior Sunday (March 10, 2002) in the Holston Valley Medical Center.

Margaret was born February 27, 1926 in the Bloomingdale area of Arcadia, a daughter of the late James Milton and Polly Ann (Statzer) Cole. She was married to the late Patrick H. Bledsoe.

She was a past employee of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in housekeeping, and a member of the Orebank Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, one granddaughter; two brothers and one sister.

She was a loving, kind and caring mother who loved her family.

Survivors include her children: Patsy Mettles of Florida, Charlotte Peters, Marlene (Marty) Bledsoe and her fiancé Dan O'Leary, all of Church Hill, Deborah (Debbie) and Randall Henard of Surgoinsville, Clifford Gordon and Sandra Bledsoe of Weber City, Va., and Kenneth Lee Bledsoe of the home; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Dishner of Kingsport, Mabel Hensley of Blountville, Ruth Lane of Hiltons, Va., Clara Johnson and Lola Brown of Michigan; brothers, Glen Cole of Leesburg, Va., and Bill Cole of Glendale, Ariz.; special friend, Harold Massie of Kingsport; special nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Forester, Jack Hughes, and the Rev. J. M. Baker officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday for a graveside service in the garden of Everlasting Life III of the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Deacons of the Orebank Missionary Baptist Church will be pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

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Mildred Rachel (Payne) Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - Mildred Rachel Payne Bledsoe, 71, passed away Sunday (June 18, 2000) at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Big Stone Gap, Va., and had lived in Kingsport for 50 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed bringing laughter to others and had a gift for doing so. She was retired from Eastman Chemical Co., where she worked as a lab analyst for 38 years.

Mrs. Bledsoe was a faithful member of West View Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Bledsoe; parents, E.A. & ''Nannie'' Delaney Payne; sisters, Grace Burchette, Doris Hale; a sister-in-law, Frances Payne; and a son-in-law, Wayne D. Little Sr.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Mary Kathryn Little, Kingsport; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Wayne and Margaret Little Jr., Greg and Ginger Little, all of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Alexia Little, Wayne (Bo) Little III; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and V.E. Bowery; brothers and sister-in-law, Burlie ''Ed'' Payne, Kingsport, Robert Payne, both of Kingsport, Ronald and Lois Payne, Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder John Henry Sybert officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to West View Primitive Baptist Church, 1040 Riverside Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Monnie (Neeley) Bledsoe

KINGSPORT — Monnie Neeley Bledsoe, 84, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday (July 14, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport since 1959. Mrs. Bledsoe was a homemaker and a member of Rollers Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Duffield, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertie Neeley.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, William Grady Bledsoe Sr. of Kingsport; two daughters, Lois Jerelene Persinger and husband, Larry of Kingsport and Betty Edmonds of Kingsport; one son, William Grady Bledsoe Jr. and wife, Sue of Warren, Ohio; five grandchildren, Alisé Edmonds, Robert Edmonds Jr., Lori Bledsoe, Brent Bledsoe and Susie Roberts; three great-grandchildren, Daniel, Kim and Heather; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Elder Greg Hill and Elder Oscar Irvin officiating.

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

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Rollers Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rollers Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Kim Robinette, 2516 Canton Road, Blackwater, Va. 24221.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Monnie Bledsoe.

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Nannie C. Bledsoe

MOORESVILLE, Ind./Pattonsville, Va. — Nannie C. Bledsoe, 88, of Mooresville, In. died Wednesday (May 27, 2009) at the Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, Ind.

She was born Thursday, July 29, 1920 in Lenore City, Tenn. to John Quillen and Pauline (Robinette) Bledsoe.

Ms. Bledsoe enjoyed caring for her home and loved her animals. She was also a great cook. Nannie was very devoted to her family and was active in the rearing of two of her special nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Oscar, George, John "Jr." and Curtis Bledsoe.

Nannie is survived by her sisters, Lucille Lundy of Mooresville, Ind., Lula M. Dorris of Franklin, Ky. and Mary M. Danner of Duffield, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home sanctuary with the Rev. Gary Hood and the Rev. Kenneth Neely officiating.

Burial will follow at the Robins Cemetery in Pattonsville, Va.

Condolences can be sent to the family by e-mail to provincefuneralhome@earthlink.net or visit www.carlisleandson.com to share a favorite memory or sign the online guest book for family and friends in Mooresville, Ind.

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

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Nancy Naomi (Rhoton) Bledsoe

BLACKWATER, Va. — Nancy Naomi Bledsoe, 55, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (April 30, 2008). Jesus called and Nancy answered and is now at rest with her loving Savior. She passed away unexpectedly at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Nancy struggled the past two years with numerous health problems, but the Lord continued to give her strength to fight each battle. She was a friend to all who knew her and never failed to greet everyone with a smile.

She was born in Middlesboro, Ky. on April 22, 1953 to Emmitt and Bertha Rhoton. She was a dedicated mother, wife, and grandmother all her life.

She gave her life to the Lord at an early age and was a faithful member of Burke’s Union Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Bertha Rhoton; grandparents; half-sister, Erma Kate McCrab; and father-in-law, Oscar L. Bledsoe.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Clifford Bledsoe; three sons, Andy Bledsoe and wife, Amy of Gate City, Va., Joshua Bledsoe and wife, Kristen of Gate City, Va., Matthew Bledsoe of Blackwater, Va. and special friend, Danielle Starnes of Duffield, Va.; one grandson, Luke Bledsoe of Gate City, Va.; mother-in-law, Lou V. Bledsoe of Blackwater, Va.; sister, Janet McGee and husband, Michael of Duffield, Va.; two half-sisters, Winnie Fowler and husband, Bill and Nora Lee Bailey and husband, Tom, all of Kingsport; special brother, Paul Rhoton of Clinchport, Va.; one half-brother, H. Rhoton of Kingsport; two nieces, Amanda Grimes and husband, Matt of Church Hill, Cammie Bledsoe of Duffield, Va. and special friend, Jamie Tipton of Clinchport, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and other times at the residence, 332 Stone Ridge Lane, Blackwater, Va.

Funeral services will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood, Elder Scott Tipton and Elder Roger Trent officiating.

Music will be provided by Kaylors Chapel Quartet.

Burial will follow at the Johnson Family Cemetery in Flower’s Gap, Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be her sons, grandson Luke, Brian McPherson, Fred Bledsoe, Matt Grimes and Randall Starnes.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Burke’s Union Primitive Baptist Church.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Ridgecrest Manor.

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Ola Evelyn Bledsoe

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

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Ola Evelyn Bledsoe, 80, passed away Monday (Aug. 1, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh (R.M.) Bledsoe; parents, Enoch and Maudie Arrington; daughter, Edith Wade; two sons, James and Wayne Bledsoe; two sisters; and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Howington and husband Ronnie, Madisonville, Tenn., Jo Ray Kelly and husband Oley, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Ruth Russell, Gate City, Va., Tammy Harmon and husband Dexter, Gate City, Va.; sons, Larry Bledsoe and wife Elma, Kingsport, Don Bledsoe, Kingsport; special son, Robert Bledsoe and wife Betty, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Sandra, Jeff, Brandon, David, Greg, Melissa, Robin, Kevin, Stacey, Brent, Garrison, Chanoa, Brett, and Chris; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; a host of friends; sisters, Pauline Fawbush, Weber City, Va., Betty Jo Casteel, Weber City, Va.; brothers, Jimmy Arrington, Howard Arrington and Cecil Arrington, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Va., and anytime at the residences of the daughters, Tammy Harmon, Barbara Road, Gate City, Va., and Jo Ray Kelly, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

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

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bledsoe Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

The family will meet at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harley Hass, Danny Whiteside, Dakota Bledsoe, Austin Bledsoe, Bobby Blankenship and Josh Rhoten.

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Oscar Lewis Bledsoe

BLACKWATER, Va. - Oscar Lewis Bledsoe was born on March 15, 1923 and went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Nov. 23, 2001 at his residence at the age of 78 years.

He was a farmer. Mr. Bledsoe was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman and Pearlee Bloomer Bledsoe; two sons, Ronald in 1948 and Arnold in 1964; two sisters, Margaret Sturgill and Marie Kerney; one brother, Joel Manford Bledsoe.

Surviving are his wife, Lou Venia Sturgill Bledsoe, Blackwater, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Nancy Bledsoe, Blackwater, Va.; three grandsons that he loved dearly, Andrew, Joshua Paul and Matthew Bledsoe of Blackwater, Va.; three sisters, Rachel Thomas, Brookville, Ohio, Hazel Gilliam, Duffield, Va., Fern Sams, Kingsport; three brothers, Dudley Bledsoe and Carroll Presley (C. P.) Bledsoe, both of Fairview, Hascal Bledsoe, Duffield, Va.; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at his residence or the son's residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with Elder Scott Tipton and Elder Roger Trent officiating.

Music will be provided by Harry Rhoton Singers.

Burial will be at Roller Family Cemetery near the residence.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Sams, Terry Gilliam, Fred Bledsoe, Ray Kerney, Paul Rhoton and Buddy Burchell.

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Pauline Georgia (Jones) Bledsoe

KINGSPORT — Pauline Jones Bledsoe, 89 Kingsport , went to with the Lord on Tuesday ( Oct. 31 2006 ) at Wexford House following a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Dungannon), Mrs. Bledsoe lived Kingsport since 1942, where she remained active in Sunday school and church for more than years. She received the Mother the Year Award from Holy Mountain Baptist Church in 1982. She was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church . She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Bledsoe was preceded death by her husband, Quillen C. Bledsoe in 1985; her parents Thomas W. Jones and Amnie Childress Jones; two sisters, Nancy Day and Mary Vermillion; and two brothers, Mack Glen Jones and Thomas Jones, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Bledsoe Crawford; son, Wayne Bledsoe and wife Debbie, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Kristeenia Weaver and husband John, Blountville, Brian Crawford and wife Kelly, Kim Crawford and fiancé Chad Gabrielson, and Sarah Beth Kerr and husband Linton, all of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Josh Kerr, Johnathan and Hannah Weaver, and Blakley and Lana Crawford; sister, Evelyn Brewton and husband Bill, Mobile, Ala.; and brother, Billy Ross Jones and wife Joan, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to p.m. on Thursday at Higher Ground Baptist Church . Friends may also call anytime at the home the daughter or son.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. the church with Dr. Tony Gonzalez and Pastor Jerry Musick officiating.

Music will be provided by The McGlothlin Family and The Potters.

Graveside services will be held at 11 on Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery , with Dr. Shannon Saly- officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at :55 a.m.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Wexford House and Adventa Hospice for their kindness, concern and care during our moth's illness.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bishop, Woody Cauldwell, Isaac Hillman, Van Jones, Edgar Roach, and Tim Vaughn.

Honorary pallbearers will be .B. Anderson , Claude Smith, Kit McGlothlin, Bob McGlothlin and Joe Bellamy.

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

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Richard Albert Bledsoe

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Richard A. Bledsoe, 83, of the Wildcat Road, passed away Thursday (May 1, 2003) at home.

He worked at a sawmill and later as a well-driller. He had a small repair shop and enjoyed feeding birds and gardening, where he was known for his fall crop of mustard greens which he shared with all who came to pick them. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pharoah and Martha Bledsoe; and three brothers, Emory Bledsoe of Cumberland, Ky., Ode Bledsoe of Big Stone Gap and R.L. Bledsoe of Fairview, Va.

Surviving are two brothers, Sturm Bledsoe and Arch Bledsoe, both of Fairview, Va.; two sisters, Narcissis Willis of Big Stone Gap and Cora Roller of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, William Gale Roller of Church Hill; and sister-in-law, Elva Bledsoe of Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Services will be conducted a 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alan Collier officiating.

Burial will be in the Glencoe Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Norton V.F.W. Post #4301.

Pallbearers will be Donald Ray Bledsoe, Claude Bledsoe, M.D. Edwards, Brian Edwards, and David Edwards.

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Roy Cecil Bledsoe

KINGSPORT - Roy C. Bledsoe , 76, passed away Friday (March 10, 2000) at his residence following a long illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport most of his life. He retired from Holston Defense Corporation in 1983 after 39 years of service. He was a member and Deacon of the West View Primitive Church. He was an avid golfer and gardener. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Addison and Lizzie Childress Bledsoe ; a brother, Orbin Bledsoe ; and a son-in-law, Wayne Little Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Rachel Payne Bledsoe , Kingsport; one daughter, Mary Kathryn Little, Kingsport; two grandsons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Margaret Little, Gregory and Ginger Little, both of Kingsport; a great-granddaughter, Alexia Little, Kingsport; two brothers, Johnnie Bledsoe , Brookville, Ohio and Homer Bledsoe , Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Rosalee Bledsoe , Blackwater, Va.; several nieces and nephews also survived.

The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Henry Sybert and Burnice Sybert officiating.

Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

The family suggests those who wish may make memorial contributions to the West View Primitive Baptist Church, 1040 Riverside Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn.

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Ruth Sue (Roberts) Bledsoe

DUFFIELD, Va. — After a brief illness, Ruth “Sue” Bledsoe , 67, of Duffield, Va., went home to be with Lord on Thursday ( May 19, 2011 ), at her home surrounded by family and friends.

Born May 29, 1943 , in Clinchport , Va. , Sue was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother, who dedicated her life to her family and to tending to the needs of others. In her quiet and kind way, Sue touched so many, and will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind.

As a testimony of her compassionate spirit and abiding Christian faith, Sue lived a life of service to others. She spent the greater part of her adult life providing care and comfort to the sick and the elderly. For the families of those she served, she will forever be remembered for her kind heart and gentle nature.

Above all else, Sue will be remembered for the loving home that she made for her family. An exceptional cook, Sue loved nothing more than Sunday afternoons, when she would prepare large meals and surround herself with those she loved most.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kay Roberts and Ruth Livesay Roberts.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Haskel Bledsoe Sr.; sons, Haskel Bledsoe Jr. and wife, Lorie, Duffield, Va., Randy Bledsoe , Timberlake, N.C., Mark Bledsoe and wife, Mary, Blountville, Jason Bledsoe and wife, Nicole, Kingsport; grandchildren, Lindsay Bledsoe , Landrey Bledsoe , Rylee Bledsoe , Piper Bledsoe , Brady Bledsoe , Chloe Bledsoe , Alissa Egan, Isabella Bledsoe and Reagan Bledsoe ; sisters, Kathleen Hand, Duffield, Va., Mirtuce Vaughn, Kingsport, Janice Hilton and husband, Mack, Kingsport; brothers, Loyd Roberts, Union, S.C., Unice Roberts, Blackwater, Va., Dwight Roberts, Blackwater, Va.; numerous close friends and relatives.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Hood and the Rev. David Dillon officiating.

Music will be provided by Gary Hood, Ronnie Hood, and Sean Hood.

Burial will follow in the Childress Cemetery , Blackwater , Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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Virgie (Vaughn) Bledsoe

BROOKVILLE, Ohio/Pattonsville, Va. — Virgie Bledsoe age 89, formerly of Scott County and a long-time resident of Brookville, Ohio, passed away , Saturday (Dec. 20, 2008) at The Oaks of West Kettering in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born on June 12, 1919 to the late Samuel M. Vaughn and Bessie Reynolds Vaughn.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Johnie Bledsoe; sisters, Maude Newton, and Ethel Skaggs; brother, Milo T. Vaughn; and sons-in-law Lawrence Gibson and Robert Blakeley.

She is survived by her daughters, Opal M. Gibson, Velda (David) Baker, Jewel Blakeley, and Elizabeth Bledsoe; She was a beloved grandma and "Mimie" to Lori (Doug) Gilbert, Lisa (Brad) Blankenship, Nathaniel Sybenga, Amy Sybenga, Emma Sybenga and Jeremiah Fisher: A great-grandmother to Trenton Gilbert, Dylan Gilbert, Bryant Eaton, Lily Blankenship, and Tristan Blankenship: brothers, Sam Mart Vaughn and Billy Vaughn: sisters, Stella Litton, Nelle Hawkins, Rosalee Fannon, Hazel Collier, and Jeanette Crenshaw. Virgie accepted Christ at an early age and lived her faith daily.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Red Hill Church in Pattonsville, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

Burial will follow at Bledsoe Cemetery in Canton, Va.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter 3797 Summit Glen Drive,G100, Dayton, Ohio, 45449, or the Dayton Right to Life 425 N. Findlay St, Datton, Ohio, 45404.

Local arrangements by Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap, Va.

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Donna (Fields) Blevins

CHUCKEY - Donna Fields Blevins, 51, formerly of Nickelsville, Va., passed away Tuesday ( June 17, 2003 ).

She graduated from Twin Springs High School in 1973 and was of the Baptist faith.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Her parents, John and Myrtle Fields; and one brother, James E. Fields preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Blevins, Limestone; one son, William Blevins Jr. and wife Stacey, Jonesborough; one special granddaughter, Hailey Cox; eight sisters, Barbara Faye McMurray, Bristol, Va., Hannah Matlock and husband James, Nickelsville, Va., Linda Brown, Bristol, Va., Jean Dean and husband Paul, Peterson, Ala., Nancy Berry and husband David, Bristol, Va., Betty Davidson and husband Danny, Gate City, Va., Sandra Williams and husband Willie, Chuckey, Janet Osborne, Jonesborough; sister-in-law, Christine Fields, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, John B. Fields and wife Betty, Church Hill, and David Fields, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport , and anytime at the home of her sister, Hannah Matlock.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Barry Brickey officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Henry Cemetery , Snowflake, Va.

Pallbearers will be John B. Fields, David A. Fields, Bryon Matlock, Danny Davidson, Willie Williams and David Berry.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 or the Leukemia Society, Tennessee Chapter, 446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-200, Nashville, Tenn. 37211-3139.

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Dorothy Sue (Walker) Blessing

Dorothy Walker Blessing , died Wednesday (Dec. 2, 1998) after a brief illness. A resident of Pendleton, S.C., she was formerly of Kingsport.

Born in Gibson County, she was the daughter of the late William Roy and Grace Fuqua Walker. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. After completing an internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Ill., she worked as a registered dietitian at Tennessee Eastman Co., Veterans Administration Hospital in Johnson City and retired from Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport. She was a member of Pendleton Presbyterian Church and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, where she was active in Circle. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women, Delta Delta Delta National Sorority and Micasa Garden Club.

Surviving are her husband, Retired Col. James E. Blessing ; daughters, Suzan B. Simmons, Seneca, S.C., Terry B. Cheatham, Lexington, S.C., Mary B. Orton, Seneca, S.C., and Sarah B. Burns, Pendleton, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. H.C. Goodrich, Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Jonathan and Lauren Simmons, Rachel and B.J. Orton, Leigh and Will Cheatham, Matthew and Cameron Burns.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today at Pendleton United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pendleton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 573, Pendleton, S.C. 29670.

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Hugh Washington Blessing

COLLINSVILLE, Va. - Hugh Washington Blessing, 84, 562 Richardson Road, died Thursday (March 28, 2002) at Memorial Hospital of M/H.

Born in Gate City, Va. (Scott County) on Dec. 4, 1917, he was the son of the late John Washington Blessing and Ethel Taylor Blessing. He worked at Tennessee Eastman and taught and coached at Jacksonville, Fla., Penasacola, Fla., Coeburn, Va., Wise, Va., and Sullivan High School in Kingsport.

He was principal at Sullivan High School in Kingsport, Campbell Court Elementary School in Bassett, Va., and Fieldale-Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Va.

He was a supervisor on the Henry County School Board, served on Christmas Cheer, served on and chaired the Henry County Board of Parks and Recreations, was president of the Henry County Board of Education, president of District E. Education Association and the Nation Education Association and served on the Southern Association of High Schools.

He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, earned a BS degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, a Masters degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and did his post graduate work from the University of Virginia.

He was a member of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church in Collinsville, Va., where he was a member of the Charles Wesley Sunday School Class, former Sunday school teacher and former chairman of the board.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise McCrary Blessing; sister, Ruth Jolene Blessing; and brother, James E. Blessing.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Patterson Blessing, Collinsville, Va.; a son, James D. Blessing and wife, Judy Smith Blessing, Hanover, Md.; daughters, Melissa (Missy) Blessing Ousley and her husband, Todd, Florence, S.C., and Martha Jane (Marti) Blessing McVey and her husband, Jeff McVey, Blairs, Va.; grandchildren and their spouses, Louise Blessing Huesken and husband, Paul, Atlanta, Ga., Steven Blessing and wife, Rikke Blessing, San Ramon, Calif., Jamie Caroline Ousley, Florence, S.C., James Willard McVey, Lillian Taylor McVey, both of Blairs, Va.; sister, Mrs. Frances Blessing Reed, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Al and Helen Blessing, Bristol, Tenn., and Gordon and Jean Blessing, Kingsport; numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Collins Funeral Chapel, Bassett, Va.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church in Collinsville, Va., with the Rev. Rob Colwell officiating.

Interment will be in Roselawn Burial Park.

If desired memorials may be made to the building fund of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, 2703 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville, Va. 24078 or F-C Rescue, P.O. 760, Collinsville, Va. 24078.

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James Edward Blessing Ret.Col.

PENDLETON, S.C. - Ret. Col. James E. Blessing, 84, died at his home on Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000).

He was born on Nov. 12, 1916 in Scott County, Va., the son of the late John and Ethel Taylor Blessing.

Col. Blessing was a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Dairy Science. He helped set up the famous blue cheese production in Stump House Mt.

He was affectionately known as "The Col." around the Clemson area. He played on the 1939 Cotton Bowl team.

After graduation he served his country as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a member of the Edson's Raiders he fought at the battle of Guadalcanal. After being wounded in Sept. 1942, he was evacuated to a Navy hospital. In December he was ordered to Guam as a Co-Commander with the Second Engineering Battalion for their operations and landing on Iwo Jima. After completing that operation, he returned to Guam and was sent to occupy southern Japan at Sasebo.

Col. Blessing was awarded the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation with three stars, the Navy Citation with two stars, the American Defense Medal, the Pacific Campaign Medal with four stars, the Occupation Medal, and the American Campaign Ribbon.

Col. Blessing was a retired consultant with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

He was an active member of numerous civic organizations and served on the advisory board of the Boy Scouts.

Col. Blessing was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport and was presently serving as elder at Pendleton Presbyterian Church.

Col. Blessing was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Walker Blessing.

Surviving are daughters, Suzan B. Simmons, Seneca, S.C., Terry B. Cheatham and husband, Sam, Lexington, S.C., Mary B. Orton, Laurens, S.C., Sarah B. Burns and husband, Gary, Pendleton, S.C.; grandchildren, Rachel and B.J. Orton, Leigh and Will Cheatham, Matthew and Cameron Burns, Johnathan Simmons and wife, Natalia, and Lauren Simmons; one sister, Frances B. Reed, Kingsport; three brothers, Hugh Blessing, Collinsville, Va., A.L. Blessing, Blountville and Gordon Blessing, Kingsport.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Pendleton United Methodist Church in South Carolina with visitation following the service.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, immediately following the graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton Presbyterian Church, Pendleton United Methodist Church, or the 1939 Cotton Bowl Team Scholarship Fund.

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Barney Elmo Blevins

KINGSPORT — Barney E. Blevins, 79, of Kingsport passed away on Tuesday, (Dec. 25, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center .
Mr. Blevins was born on March 24, 1928 in Ashland, Ky. to parents, Edgar and Ora Ashworth Blevins. Barney lived most of his life in the Tri-Cities; however, he traveled a lot in his work as project manager in construction. Barney served in the U.S. Airforce during World War II. He lat- er went to Vietnam with the Walter Kiddy Co. to help build an airbase for American planes. He collected and sold antiques, he liked to read and travel and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, Teddy Jennings and Juanita Nickels; one brother, Dr. Bill Blevins.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Cora Lane Blevins; son, Tony Blevins and wife, Linda of Butler, Tenn.; daughters, Peggy Baldock and husband, Edd of Kingsport, Angela Padgett and husband, Michael of Kingsport; sister, Joan Robinson of Kingsport; brothers, Jack Blevins and wife, Helen of Johnson City, Tenn., Joe Blevins and wife, Patty of Palm Harbor, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Tara Tolbert and husband, Ken of Nashville, Tenn., Amanda Deere and husband, Ira of Bristol, Tenn., Lane Blevins of Johnson City, Tenn., Ethan N. Blevins of Johnson City, Tenn., Mary Baldock, Victoria Baldock, Emma Padgett, Carl Padgett and Elijah Padgett, all of Kingsport; three great-grandchildren, Chandler Tolbert of Nashville, Tenn., Emmit Deere of Bristol, Tenn., and Braxlee Tolbert of Nashville, Tenn. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Memorial services will follow with Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Barney E. Blevins.

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Ella Casteel Blevins

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DUNGANNON, Va. - Ella Casteel Blevins , 90, died Tuesday (Nov. 3, 1998) at Norton Community Hospital.

Born in Russell County, Va., on June 2, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Suzie Hall Casteel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Blevins , on Dec. 10, 1979; a daughter, Lula Wolfe; a son, Tommy Blevins ; three sisters; five brothers; and a great-grandchild, Cory Blevins .

Surviving are four daughters, Pauline Montgomery, Kingsport, Diana Throckmorton, Richmond, Va., Jessie Orr, Wise, Va., Patricia Williams, Gate City, Va.; three sons, Emmit Blevins , Defiance, Ohio, Earl Blevins , Dungannon, Va., Don Blevins , Knoxville; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lula Ramsey, Dungannon, Va., Louise Young, Chucky, Jessie Smith, Kingsport, Emily Franklin, Laurel, Md., and Jennette Henry, Kingsport; a brother, Paul Casteel, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Marty Puckett officiating.

Burial will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Gardens, Castlewood, Va. Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Submitted by Don Lane

Emmett Dairl Blevins

DEFIANCE, Ohio — Emmett Dairl Blevins, 81, of Defiance, Ohio, died Wednesday (June 17, 2009) at his residence, that he built, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on April 28, 1928, in Carfax, Va., served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He was a miner for Blue Diamond Coal Co., electrician for Ft. Defiance Reality Ruess & Snyder, Tommy Lawson, member of American Legion 117, recreation director for Camp-A-Wyle and a life member of VFW Post #3360.

He was a maintenance foreman at GM for 33 years, retiring in October 1985.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Loyd Blevins and Ella Casteel Blevins; one brother, Tommy Blevins; one sister, Lula Mae Wolfe; grandson, Cory Blevins; and great-granddaughter, Sarah Heeter.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Osborne Blevins, Defiance, Ohio; two sons, Roger (Myra) Blevins, Dungannon, Va., and Mike (Cindy) Blevins, Defiance, Ohio; two daughters, Deb (John) Hathaway, Greenville, Ohio, and Rita (Chuck) Gehring, Defiance, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Todd (Jennifer) Blevins, Katie (Greg) Schatz, Brian K. (Audrey) Hathaway, Jaime Heeter, Matthew Alford, Cassy and Chrissy Gehring; two brothers, Monroe Blevins, Dungannon, Va., and Don Blevins, Knoxville, Tenn.; four sisters, Pauline Montgomery, Kingsport, Diane Throckmorton, Lynchburg, Va., Jessie Orr, Wise, Va., and Patricia Lightfoot, Blountville; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mast-Mock-Hoffman-Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald L. Luhring officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio, with military rites conducted by VFW Post 3360.

Memorial may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and/or to Community Health Professionals, Hospice the Caring Way, of Defiance.

Mast-Mock-Hoffman-Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jackie Dewayne Blevins

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Jackie Dewayne Blevins , 42, Route 4, died Tuesday (July 21, 1998) at his residence.

Born in Port Clinton, Ohio, he had resided in Clinchport, Va., most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfred (Jay) Blevins , in 1966, and Lakie Grizzle Blevins , in 1993.

Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Donnie Kern, Margaret and Jackie Rhoton, and Judy and Joe Roberts, all of Clinchport, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Donetta Blevins , Clinchport, Va., Gary and Nancy Blevins , Kingsport, and Terry and Trish Blevins , Clinchport, Va.; 18 nieces and nephews; and five grand 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 of a sister, Patsy Kern, Route 4, Clinchport, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill officiating. Eulogy will be given by Joe Roberts. Music will be provided by Walking By Faith.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Blevins Family Cemetery (Mabe community).

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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James Alfred Blevins

CLINCHPORT -- James Alfred Blevins, 39, died Monday [7/4/1966] afternoon at work on a construction job in Kingsport.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lakie Grizzle Blevins; three daughters, Patsy, Margaret, and Judy Blevins, all of the home; four sons, Ronnie, Gary, Jackie, and Terry, all of the home; his father, Joe Blevins of Clinchport; a sister, Mrs. Nell Benton of Kingsport; and two brothers, Grodon [Gordon] and Billie Blevins, both of Clinchport.

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

(Son of Joseph F. Blevins & Clara Blanche Flanary.  James is buried in same cemetery as his parents.)

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 6, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Rose Bowen Blevins

KINGSPORT-  Rose Allie Bowen Blevins, 87, of Kingsport entered eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Wexford House following a period of declining health. 

Born in Blackwater, VA., on Dec. 9, 1923, a daughter of the late Gale R. and Cora Lenna Giles Bowen, she has resided in this area since 1974.

She retired in 1998 from Holston Valley Medical Center following an extensive career as a hospital technician.

Rose will be remembered as a loving, caring, giving mom, mamaw, sister, aunt and friend whose life touched many others.  She we be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husband, Hester O. Blevins; son, Steven Gale Blevins, infant son, Larry Richard Blevins, granddaughter, Melanie Dawn Brickey, and several brother and sisters.

Survivors include her children, Phyllis Brickey and husband, Bob of Kingsport, Nina McGee and husband, Jim of Wilmington, NC, and William (Ron) Blevins and wife, Eileen of Limestone, step-son Jim Blevins and wife Saundra of Newnan, GA; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cora L. Neeley of Kingsport and Wanda Joyner and husband, Clifford of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Service will follow at 7 p.m. Monday in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel with Pastor Richard Kelly officiating.

Music will be provided by great grandson Matthew Brickey.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons and granddaughters.

Family and friends will assemble at the graveside by 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to New Journey Fellowship, 617 Donelson Drive, Kingsport, TN.  

Submitted by Shelby Bowen

Zenith O. “Curly” Blevins

KINGSPORT - Zenith O. (Curly) Blevins passed away peacefully on Friday ( Nov. 14, 2003 ) at Church Hill Healthcare Center .

Mr. Blevins was born in South Charleston , W.Va. , and was a resident of Church Hill most of his life. He was a member of Bible Way Baptist Church .

Mr. Blevins served in the U.S. Navy as a radio operator during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation Medal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli Jack Blevins and Ada Blevins; one brother, Roy Keither; and his first wife, Margaret Johnson Blevins.

Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Dorton Blevins of the home; two sons, Don Blevins and wife Kathy of Church Hill, and Robert Blevins and wife Vicki of Bluff City; two grandchildren, Becky Mays and husband Matt of Church Hill, and David Blevins of Fort Knox, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren, Cody Mays and Bailey Mays, both of Church Hill.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Sykes and the Rev. David Smallwood officiating.

The New Grace Trio will provide music.

The graveside service will follow in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Carl Spivey, J. M. Dorton, Ronnie Reed, Matthew Reed, Blu Castle and Archie McMillian will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of the Church Hill Healthcare Center .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Beulah Mae (Taylor) Blizzard

Beulah Mae Taylor Blizzard, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Scott County, VA, she had lived in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Blizzard retired from Eastman Chemical Company following several years of service. She attended Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Blizzard; daughter, Lisa Blizzard Mahoney; grandson, David Mahoney; parents, Thurston and Hester McMurray Taylor; and two brothers, Earl Taylor and Virgil Taylor.
Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Hester and husband Bob of Crestview, FL; two granddaughters, Nichole Tarpley of Palm Bay, FL and April Blalock of Crestview, FL; three great-grandchildren, Anderson Ray Tarpley IV, Annabelle Tarpley and Cameron Blalock; one sister, Ruth Jones Cole and husband Jim of Kingsport; two brothers, Perry Taylor and wife Eunice and Ed Taylor, all of Kingsport; aunt, Zela Dominick and husband Thomas, South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Mount Carmel with Pastor J. W. Depew officiating.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

James R. Blizzard

KINGSPORT - James R. Blizzard, 72, went to be with Jesus Sunday (July 24, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Mr. Blizzard retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 36 years of service.

Mr. Blizzard was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church.

His parents, J.C. and Lydia Blizzard; two brothers, Donald and Harold Blizzard; and grandson, David Mahoney preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Taylor Blizzard, Kingsport; two daughters, Lisa Mahoney, Kingsport, and Sandra Hester and husband Bob, Crestview, Fla.; two granddaughters, April Blalock and husband Jim, Baker, Fla., and Nichole Tarpley and husband Andy, Palm Bay, Fla.; great-grandson, Cameron Blalock; three sisters, Pauline Sizemore, Frances Cox, and Ruth Higgens, all of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jerry Brown, Richard Hammons, Thomas Dominick, Jerry Taylor, Vince Sizemore, and Johnny Blizzard.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Carrie Elizabeth (Patrick) Blizard

KINGSPORT - Carrie Elizabeth Blizard, 87, passed away on Friday (July 8, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Blizard was born in Scott County, Va., and was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. She was of the Christian faith. Carrie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. She had many friends and was always helping others. She was a blessing to all that knew her and she will never be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley Patrick and Betty Odum Patrick; her husband, Roy W. Blizard; two sisters, Effie Wood and Goldie Brooks; and three brothers, Emmett Patrick, Clarence Patrick and Noah Patrick.

Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Haynes; her son, Gerald Blizard and wife, Sue; a granddaughter, Tammy Peters and husband, David; two grandsons, John Blizard and wife, Tina and Kevin Blizard and wife, Cindy; four great-grandsons, Justin Peters, Austin Blizard, Blake Blizard and Brady Blizard; two sisters, Nannie Kate Cutshall and Maxie Godsey all of Kingsport; and a special niece and nephew, Shelby and Wayne Harrell of Stone Mountain, Ga.

The family will receive friends today from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. with Bob Underwood, minister, officiating.

Graveside services will immediately follow the funeral service in The Garden of the Good Shepherd at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morrison City Christian Church at 1940 Darnell Drive, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

Submitted by Don Lane

William Roy "Bowman" Blizard

KINGSPORT - Roy "Bowman" Blizard, 87, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at the Wexford House.

Mr. Blizard was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nannie Blizard; brother, Aldridge Blizard; and sister, Pauline Blizard.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving are his wife, Carrie Blizard, of the home; daughter, Nancy Haynes, Kingsport; son, Gerald Blizard and wife, Sue, Kingsport; grandchildren, Tammy Peters and husband, David, Kingsport, Kevin Blizard and wife, Cindy, Mount Carmel, John Blizard and wife, Tina, Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Blake Blizard and Justin Peters; sisters, Beatrice Moody, Concord, Va., and Gladys Henson, Cleveland, N.C.; brothers, Ralph Blizard and Carl Blizard, both of Blountville; 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 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Basil Freeman and the Rev. O.G. Clark officiating.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Alden C. Bloomer

BLACKWATER, Va. - Alden C. “Shine” Bloomer, 75, Blackwa­ter, Va. , died at 1 p.m. Tuesday ( May 5, 1992 ) at his residence.

A native of Scott County , Va. , he was in the CC Camp in his ear­ly age.

He was a member of Roller's Chapel Church and retired from Addington Oil Company in Janu­ary 1991.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bo and Rhemia Bled­soe Bloomer; one sister and three brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Rozella P. Bloomer, Blackwater, Va.; one daughter, Oleta Karen Sloan, Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Waival Esteppe, Blackwater, Va., and Allan Estep, Blackwater, Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sis­ters, Ollie Brunner, Lois Bledsoe and Pearl Bloomer, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Hubert Bloomer, Ohio, Herbert Bloomer and Bernard Bloomer, both of Michigan and Tyler Bloomer, Sa­lem, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jackie. Frazier, the Rev. Gary Hood, and the Rev. Gerald Hopkins officiat­ing.

Burial will be in the Robbins Cemetery near Duffield , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Alice Estelle (Bellamy) Armstrong Honeycutt Bloomer

KINGSPORT - Estelle Honeycutt Bloomer, 83, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (May 29, 2003) at Baysmont Health Care.

She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. She taught school in Hawkins County, including Ross Campground and Liberty Hill Elementary for a number of years.

She was a member of West Ridge Presbyterian Church, where she was the pianist for several years and also pianist at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hugh Armstrong and second husband, W.F. Honeycutt; one son, Jerry Honeycutt; her parents, John W. Bellamy and Vinia Lloyd Bellamy; four brothers, Jay Bellamy, Reed Bellamy, Tom Bellamy and Jim Bellamy.

Surviving are her sisters, Kathleen Wells, Church Hill, Elizabeth Cope, Rogersville, Geneva Crockett and husband David, Kingsport and Brenda Roberts and husband Alvin, Kingsport; brothers, Milburn E. "Jeep'' Bellamy and wife Zetta, Kingsport and Paul R. Bellamy, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

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

Music will be provided by her niece, Melissa Carpenter.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 1511, Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce Paul "Junior" Bloomer Jr.

CHURCH HILL — Bruce P. "Junior" Bloomer Jr., 62, of Church Hill, passed away June 23, 2009.

Bruce was born in Selma, Ala. He graduated from Church Hill High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era and was stationed in Korea. He worked at the Kingsport Press, Hawkins County Plant, retiring after 30 years of service.

Bruce was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church. He was a caring, giving father who loved to spend time with his grandchildren and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce P. Bloomer, Sr.; mother, Margie Bloomer; and a sister, Teresa Lane.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ada Bloomer; two sons, Bruce Bloomer, III and wife, Amanda of Fleetwood, N.C., and Brian Reece Bloomer and fiancée, Wanda Campbell of Church Hill; four grandchildren, Bethany and Natalie Bloomer and Arianna and Kallie Bloomer; three sisters, Wanda Sensabaugh and husband, Donnie of Mount Carmel, Betty Whitson and husband, Herbert of Church Hill, Barbara Sword and husband, Billy of Church Hill; a brother, Ricky Bloomer and wife, Becky of Laurinburg, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Mullins and the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Mt. Mitchell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Mount Carmel, with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #3/265.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Bruce P. Bloomer, Jr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce Paul Bloomer Sr.

CHURCH HILL - Bruce P. Bloomer Sr., 84, of Ripley Lane, went home to be with the Lord late Friday afternoon (March 4, 2005) at Bristol Hospice House.

He was born in Fairview, Va., (England Valley) but had spent the majority of his life in the Ross Campground community.

Mr. Bloomer had served in the U.S. Army in Pearl Harbor in 1942. He belonged to the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post # 3382 and the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 with more than 50 years as a member.

Bruce Bloomer was active with the Boy Scouts troop # 148 located at the Ross Campground community. Mr. Bloomer had founded and owned Bloomer's Jewelers until his retirement in 1988. During this time he was a member of the watchmakers association.

He was a member of Ross Campground United Methodist Church for 40 years where he held offices of treasurer, Sunday School teacher, and sang in the church choir. Mr. Bloomer was also an avid supporter of the Salvation Army.

Bruce loved the outdoors where he loved fishing, loved boating, loved camping and especially loved to garden.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Eric Sensabaugh; his parents, Garfield and Rettie Lyons Bloomer; his sisters, Geneva Bloomer, Giula Waylock, Ona Rhoten, Lelia Vanzant, Monnie Parsons; his brothers, Frank Bloomer, James Bloomer and Harold Bloomer.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Spears Bloomer; his four daughters, Wanda Sensabaugh and her husband, Donnie, Betty Whitson and her husband, Herbert, Barbara Sword and her husband, Billy, all of Church Hill, Tereesa Lane and her husband, Johnny, Copper Ridge, Va.; two sons, Bruce P. Bloomer Jr. and his wife, Ada, Church Hill, and Rick Bloomer and his wife, Becky, Laurinburg, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vernice Barker, Church Hill, and Francis Jennings, Gate City; along with several nieces and nephews, his special pet, "Nickel," and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill, or friends may also call anytime at the residence, 124 Ripley Lane, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Calvin Tabor and Pastor Andy Sensabaugh officiating.

Music will be provided by the Good Neighbors Quartet.

A military graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and the Gate City Post #265 at Ross Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons: Darin Sensabaugh, Michael Sword, Bruce Bloomer III, Edward Lane, Daniel Bloomer and Nathaniel Bloomer.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Clark, Johnny Hammonds, Jim Kelly, Bill Eachen, Jim Mullins, Guy Alley and Ray Mullins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ross Campground United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Janie Kincheloe, 930 Jackson St., Mount Carmel, TN 37645.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the family of Bruce P. Bloomer Sr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

J. B. Bloomer

KINGSPORT — J.B. Bloomer, 87, of Kingsport, surrounded by family and friends, passed away at his home on Saturday ( June 27, 2009 ) after an extended period of declining health.

Mr. Bloomer was a dedicated family man who spent his life ensuring the needs of his family were met. He will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him.

Mr. Bloomer was born in Scott County, Va. (the Fairview community) on Jan. 28, 1922 to the late Jessee and Arma Arwood Bloomer. J.B. spent most of his adult life in Kingsport . He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. J.B. attended Cedar View Independent Methodist Church and was a member of the men’s Sunday school class. Mr. Bloomer retired from the Research Division of Eastman Kodak after 44 years of service.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bloomer was preceded in death by four sisters, Mona Stapleton, Hazel Garber, Eudelle England and Elsie McMillan; and one brother, Ora Bloomer.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Ruby Roller Bloomer; his son, Dalton Bloomer; his daughter, Kay Bloomer Joiner; two grandchildren, Claire Bloomer Hemphill and husband, Brian and Jay Bloomer and wife, Meg; four great-grandchildren, Elle Bloomer, Brooks Bloomer, Miles Bloomer and Lila Hemphill; sister, Doris Angela Bloomer; sister-in-law, Lena Edens; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special young lady, Taylor Pendleton, who is like a granddaughter.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church , 1421 Gibson Mill Road , Kingsport . Funeral services will follow with Dr. James B. Fields, officiating.

Committal services will be conducted in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Dr. James B. Fields officiating. Family and friends should plan to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.

Mr. Bloomer will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. 1 at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Roy Carroll, Doug Ferguson and Joe Haynes will serve Mr., Bloomer as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Bloomer to the charitable organization of one’s choice or the Christen Foundation (Hospice Fund) at 5959 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard , Baton Rouge , La. 70816 .

The family would like to thank and recognize all his caregivers from Amedisys Hospice of Kingsport , Dr. Peter B. Platzer and his staff and Dr. Kurt Ick and his staff.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park , Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of J.B. Bloomer.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Wilson Boardwine

(Some of wifes Scott ancestral Scott Co. family names are Tomlinson, Williams, Beggarly, Lane, Laney, Owens)

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Clyde Wilson Boardwine, 73, died Thursday (Aug. 8, 2002) at the Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol.

Mr. Boardwine had lived in Big Stone Gap for the past 31 years and he owned and operated Boardwine Body Shop for several years there. He was also employed by Appalachia Convenience Center of Wise County.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of Ayers Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Clara Boardwine; two sisters, Thelma Fritts and Nell Meadows.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Boardwine of the home; son, Scott Boardwine, Big Stone Gap; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Patrick Arnold, Big Stone Gap; one grandchild, Shelley Arnold; brother, Giles Boardwine, Troutville, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Brother Paul Strong officiating.

Graveside services will be held Monday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Norton VFW Post No. 4301 and Wise DAV Chapter No. 56.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kathleen (Brainard) Boatright

Kathleen B. Boatright, 68, 704 Teasel Drive, Kingsport, died Sunday (April 18, 1993) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and was a department manager at J. Fred Johnson Department Store and Millers, retiring from Montgomery Wards. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Elizabeth Wilson Brainard; a sister and three brothers.

Surviving are her husband, Buford Boatright, Kingsport; two nieces and one nephew.

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

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Frank Hawkins officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James Page, 409 Cannongate Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, April 19, 1993

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lois (Brickey) Boatright

Lois Brickey Boatright, 77, 117 Patterson Road, Kingsport, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 27, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of the Kingsport area since 1950.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark F. Boatright, in 1968; one son, Mark F. Boatright Jr. in 1981; a sister, Mae Carr, in 1975; and a brother, Walter Brickey, in 1983.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Delmon (Opal) Grizzel, Bristol, Mrs. Ralph (Faye) Sanders and Mrs. Sam (Sylvia) Overbey, both of Kingsport; two sons, Robert A. Boatright, Kingsport and Paul A. Boatright, Cary, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-­grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Calvin (Edith) Thompson, Cocoa, Fla., Mrs. Marie Sawyer, Kingsport, Mrs. Calvin (Charlotte) Casteel, Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. Nannie Begley, Pennington Gap, Va.; one brother, Wilson Brickey, Gray.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Herman Norton officiating.

Burial will be in Boatright family cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan County Humane Society, 621 W. Industry Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, December 29, 1987

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Virginia Ruth (Hammonds) Goad Boatright

KINGSPORT - Virginia Ruth Boatright, 73, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (April 7, 2005) at Brookhaven Manor after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Boatright was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in the Kingsport area for the past 50 years. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Brookhaven Manor and Adventa Hospice for the loving care given to their mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Boatright; her parents, Frank and Kathleen Allen Hammonds; and one brother.

Surviving are two daughters, Frances Spivey and husband, George of Augusta, Ga., and Kathy LeMaster of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, James Goad and wife, Judy of Grover, N.C. and J.W. Goad and wife, Ruth of Kingsport; one step-daughter, Revonda Kilgore of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Faye Vaughn and husband, Don of Kingsport; two brothers, Rev. Ralph Hammonds and wife, Margaret of Kingsport, and Rev. Alvin Hammonds and wife, Melzena of Kingsport; special cousin, Phyllis Morelock; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Hammonds and Rev. Alvin Hammonds officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be David Waycaster, Jamey Goad, Scott Goad, Jessie Goad, Stephen Goad, and Little James Goad.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dana Sylvia (Salyers) Fields Bogart

BEDFORD , Va. — Dana Sylvia Salyers “Fields” Bogart, 74, of Bedford , Va. , died Monday ( Nov. 5, 2007 ) at Montvue Nursing Home in Luray , Va.

Mrs. Bogart was born on March 22, 1933 in Scott County, Va. , and was the daughter of the late T.R. and Vista Salyer.

Surviving are three sons, Randall L. Fields and wife, Ellen of Luray, Danny R. Fields and wife, Jo of Waynesboro, Va., and S. Wayne Fields of Charlottesville, Va.; two daughters, Marline Sims and husband , Randy of Staunton, Va., Tina D. Ramey and husband, Kenneth of Gate City, Va. and their father, Maynard Fields, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild and one great-grandchild.

She is also survived by a brother, J.W. Salyer, Pumpkin, Nev.; three sisters, Alice Barton, White Falls, Idaho, Norma Jean Gray, Afton, Tenn. and Delphie Ann Hutson, Berkley Springs, W.Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, William Bogart; two brothers, Rayburn Salyer and Kenneth Salyer.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Sims officiating.

Pallbearers will be Justin Ramey, Jeremy Falin, Keith Fields, Donnie Gray, David Eads and John Burns.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Ellen (Casteel) Boggs

Mrs. Laura Ellen Boggs , 84, 1209 Riverside Avenue, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 7, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport since 1961. She was retired from the Kingsport City School System. She was a member of the Rye Cove Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Lillie Taylor Casteel; and two sisters, Mrs. Rissie Dingus and Mrs. Nannie Johnson.

Surviving are her husband, Elder John Boggs , of Kingsport; a daughter, Mrs. Delmar (Jean) Wallen, of Kingsport; three sons, Benny L. Boggs , Johnny L. Boggs and Joe Boggs , all of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Carter, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Thelma Hill, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mrs. Nell Horton, of Kingsport; a brother, Lonnie Casteel, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The body will be taken to the Gate City Church of Jesus Christ, Gate City, Va., at 4 p.m. Friday where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with Bishop Hagan Webb, the Rev. Jimmy Hammonds and with the Rev. Danny Grizzle officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louelva Jacqueline "Jackie" Bond

GATE CITY, Va. — Louelva Jacqueline "Jackie" Bond, 85, passed away early Wednesday morning (Jan. 28, 2009) at Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Jackie was a graduate of Shoemaker High School, Gate City, Sullins College, Bristol, Va., and National Business College, Roanoke, Va.

Jackie was a retired social worker of the Scott County Social Services Office where she worked for most of her years after her college graduation. An avid Democrat, she was proud of her Presidential collections accumulated over her many years of attendance to Democratic conventions and presidential inaugurations. She was a long-time member of Gate City United Methodist Church. Her gentle sense of humor and her love of cats, whom she considered her children, filled her life with joy.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Richmond and Louelva Dougherty Bond, Gate City, Va.; an infant brother, Richmond "Sonny" Bond, Jr.

Surviving Jackie are five cousins, Dr. Brownie E. Polly, Jr., and George R. Polly, Big Stone Gap, Va., Mary Alverta Bond, Decatur, Ga., Elizabeth Bond Boozer, Charlottes- ville, Va., and Lennell Dougherty McKinnon, Canton, N.Y.

The family will be receiving friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home under the leadership of the Rev. Steve Brown of Gate City United Methodist Church.

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

Pallbearers are Tucker Coleman, Wesley Polly, Wesley Polly II, Brownie E. Polly III, Roderick St. Martin and Mickey Shull.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity or Gate City United Methodist Church.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert F. Bond Sr.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Robert F. Bond, Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at home, with his family present, after an extended illness.

He was a former Southwestern Va. resident, but spent much of his retirement in Deland, Fla. A World War II veteran and graduate of Emory and Henry College, he fashioned a career and raised his family in Pound, Va.

Mr. Bond was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Medical Core during the Battle of the Bulge.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Johnny Webb, Holly Webb and Robbie Webb; sisters, Fern Kilgore and Marjorie Dixon; brothers, Verl Bond, Clyde Bond and Jack Bond.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Yoakley Bond, Williamsburg, Ky; a son, Robert F. Bond, Jr., MD, also of Williamsburg, Ky., his wife Pennie; two daughters, Jane Bond Hughes, of Wise, Va., her husband Jimmy, and Jean Bond Webb, of Richmond, Ky., her husband Johnny; one sister, Ann Bond Powers, of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Jennifer England and Linda Hillman.

Military graveside rites will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. with the American Legion Hammond Post #265 and Gate City Post #3 and the VA Army National Honor Guard. The family will meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Kilgore, George Isaac, Robert England, Dwight Jessee, James David Hughes and Patrick Webb.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Bond Family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Clyde Bond

GATE CITY, Va. - Samuel Clyde Bond, 84, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 12, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Bond was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City.

He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Henry Bond and Dona Frazier Bond; sisters, Margie Bond Dixon and Fern Bond Kilgore; brothers, Verl Bond, Jack G. Bond; and three infant brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Carmen Frazier Bond, of the home; daughter, Nancy Bond McClellan, Hendersonville, N.C.; son, Gary L. Bond and Robin Sindon, Kingsport; grandchildren, Keith A. McClellan and Stacy L. McClellan, both of Hendersonville, N.C., Holly Sindon, Knoxville, Tenn., Ashley Sindon, Johnson City, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Whitney McClellan and Grace McClellan; sister, Ann Bond Powers and husband Bill, Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Robert Bond and wife, Kathleen, Williamsburg, Ky.

Calling hours will be 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 Dr. Roc Collins and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nickelsville Cemetery with the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and Gate City Post No. 265 in charge. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving Mr. Bond's family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

W. W. Bond Dead

Nickelsville, Va. , June 30 – Funeral services for the late W. W. Bond, of this city, who died June 24, at Savannah , Mo. , were held at Gate City yesterday by the Masonic fraternity.

Mr. Bond, who was 66 years old, was born and reared in this section.  He is survived by seven children.  He was considered one of the leading citizens of Scott County .

The Kingsport Times on July 1, 1919 .
Submitted by Lauretta Cole

Nellie Louise (Christian) Redmond Booker

KINGSPORT — Nellie Louise Christian Redmond Booker, 73, Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Sept. 16, 2007) after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Big Stone Gap, Va., but lived most of her life in Kingsport.

Nellie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and daughter. She attended church at Way of Life Baptist Church. She retired from Wright’s Cafeteria.

She was truly loved by her family and will be terribly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Guy Christian; sister, JoAnn Christian; paternal grandparents, London and Odie Christian; maternal grandparents, Jack and Leathea Belle Tate; and step-son, Brian Booker.

Surviving are her husband, Cline Booker, Kingsport; daughter, Kim Lampkins and husband, Raymond, Kingsport; sons, Foy Redmond and wife, Dee, Hampton, Tenn., and Randy Redmond and wife, Sharon, Kingsport; step-children, Dawn Booker and Steve Booker, Ill.; six grandchildren, Katina Yates and husband, Gary, Brooke Harrison and husband, Brad, Shelley McKee and husband, Brad, Thomas Redmond, Jessica Redmond and Shyan Redmond; eight great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; mother, Bessie Christian; sisters, Marie Cox and Shirley Marshall, both of Kingsport; brothers, Wayne Christian and Terry Christian, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be at 8 p.m. with Rev. Johnny Gibson, Rev. Billy Gragg, and Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Brad Harrison, Paul Byington, Tony Marshall, Tony Freeman, Cody Price, and Chad Christian.

Memorial contributions may be given to Way of Life Baptist Church, 319 Salvation Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or Wellmont Hospice Program, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice House and many others that helped in time of need.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Nellie Booker.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alberta (Tate) Bowen

KINGSPORT - Alberta Tate Bowen, 84, died Thursday (March 22, 2007) after several years of declining health.

Born in Roda, Va., she had lived in Sullivan County most of her life. Mrs. Bowen attended Sullivan High School and worked in the yarn plant at Tennessee Eastman Company before becoming a full-time homemaker. She served as a leader in the Girl Scouts and was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Bowen was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert Houston and Martha Tate; her husband, Haywood Bowen; one sister, Jewell Blevins; one brother, James Tate; and one grandson, Robert Yarbrough.

Surviving are two daughters, Vickie Yarbrough, Kingsport and Frances Bowen, Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Joey Bowen and wife, Jo, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Katherine Yarbrough, Andy Bowen, Adam Bowen, Sarah Bowen and Hillary Smith; sisters, Ruby Reddick, Knoxville, Merle Tate and Virgie Hardesty, both of Kingsport; brothers, Kelles Tate, Paul Tate and Dean Tate, all of Kingsport; one sister-in-law, Mae Tate, Kingsport; one brother-in-law, Archer M. Blevins, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Stephen Burkhart officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Alberta Tate Bowen.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Brenda Sue (Smith) Livesay Bowen

KINGSPORT - Brenda Livesay Bowen, 56, went home on Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a long illness.

Born May 31, 1949 in Clarkton, N.C., Brenda had lived most of her life in Kingsport. She had worked for five years at the Elks Club in Kingsport, 12 years at the Colonial Heights Eagles Club and four years at the Stone Drive Eagles Club. She was an avid Nascar and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She left many friends and touched many lives. Many thanks to the Holston Valley Medical Center CCU Nurses and ETSU Physicians. A special thanks to Dr. Lucinda Miller.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Frank Livesay; and second husband, Jimmy G. "Jim" Bowen; two daughters, Nichole (Nikki) Barbour and Tina Livesay; a granddaughter, Payslee Fink; a grandson, Ricky D. Christian ; her paternal and maternal grandparents; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her two daughters, Amy Hartsock and husband Michael, and Mary Ann Olterman and husband Art; two sons, Elmer Dewayne Livesay and wife Rachel, and Adam Livesay and Linda Dockery; a son-in-law, Jackie Barbour; her extended family, Mary Ellen Jones, Donnie Castle and Chad Vicars; her mother, Emma Roberts Smith, all of Kingsport; father, Grover Smith of Georgia; 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Velma Freeman of Kingsport, Arlene Smith of Ohio, Janice Waycaster Rhoten of Church Hill; three brothers, Ronnie Smith and wife Barbara of Kingsport, Terry Smith and wife Faye of Church Hill, Jerry Smith and wife Lisa of Kingsport; special aunt and uncle, Tootie and Ronald Manis; a very dear friend, Marty Gaby; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the home of her daughter, Amy Hartsock.

Services will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services will follow in the Eastern Star Cemetery, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Roberts, Jerry Freeman, Ronnie Smith, Dewayne Livesay, Adam Livesay and Jessee Christian.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Hartsock, Art Olterman, Eric McClellan and Harry Roberts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, Tenn. 37228 or the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Ray Bowen

CLINCHPORT - Charlie Ray Bowen, 65, died at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Bishop, in Duffield, Va., about mid­night Wednesday. [ 5/4/1966 ] He was formerly of Route 1, Clinchport (Natural Tunnel). He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Eastman Company and attend­ed Kaylor's Chapel Baptist Church .

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Issac Neeley of Clinchport, and Mrs. Doyle McConnell of Manchester, Tenn.; one son, Cecil Bowen of Gate City; nine grandchildren and two half brothers, Ralph DeBord of Gate City and R. C. DeBord of Gary, Ind.; and his step-father, W. J. DeBoard of Clinchport.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kaylor's Chapel Church with the Rev. Dewey Ward and the Rev. Roy Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery .

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until an hour before services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m , today.

(Kingsport Times / Friday, May 6, 1966)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane  

Charlotte Edith (Benton) Bowen

Gate City, VA - Mrs. Charlotte Bowen, 77, Gate City, VA, passed away at her residence on May 2, 2012.

Mrs. Bowen was born in Scott County, VA, March 8, 1935, the daughter of the late Robert Henry Benton and Hattie Victoria Jennings Benton.

In addition to her parents, her sister, Helen Taylor preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. James "Jay" Bowen, Gate City, VA; sister, Carolyn Bobbitte and husband Dairel, Claypool Hill, VA; brothers Marvin Benton and wife Minnie, Gate City, VA, and David Benton and wife Judy, Leon, KS; along with several nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the funeral home with Rev. Johnny Hackney and Rev. Danny Bostic officiating. Marcus and Christie Smith, Vilas Bowen, and Dairel Bobbitte will provide the music.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Ed Reed, Gary Bowen, Brent Benton, Tim Benton, Keith Jennings, and Danny Bartlett will serve as pallbearers. Allen McDavid, Bill DeBoard, and Roger Bowen will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the care givers of Mountain State Hospice.

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 serve the family of Charlotte Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Lawrence Bowen

Clyde Lawrence Bowen, age 94, died Friday evening, May 4th, 2012 at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, VA.

Mr. Bowen was born on March 7th, 1918, the eldest child to the late Luther and Emma Legg Bowen in a logging camp near Exeter, VA. At an early age, his parents relocated to Pattonsville, VA where he resided the remainder of his life. After accepting the Lord late in his life, he regularly attended church until his health declined. At the time of his death, he was the oldest member of Thomas Village Baptist Church. In addition to farming, he worked as a coal miner and later a construction worker before retiring from the P.C. Cooper Construction Company in 1980.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his wife Edith Speer Bowen; son-in-law, Kenneth Edwards; brother, Roby and his wife Virginia Ellen Bowen; sister, Pauline and her husband Monty Avallone; brothers-in-law, Jack Shipley, Pat Lane, Marvin Speer and Kelly Speer; sisters-in-law and husbands, Myrtle and Hollie Bledsoe, Maude and John Pearcy and Grace and Kelly Berry; three infant children.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Murriel Edwards of Dryden, VA, James Kenneth Bowen of Columbia, SC, Barry Keith Bowen and wife Barbara of Oak Harbor, OH and William Luther Bowen and wife Ruth of Duffield, VA; sisters, Helen Lane of Gate City, VA, Mable Shipley of Kingsport, TN and Jean Fannon and husband Kenny of Duffield, VA; brother-in-law, Sol (Pete) and wife Katie Speer of Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Goldie Speer of Duffield, VA; five grandchildren, Gregory Edwards, Pennington Gap, VA, Chris Edwards of Duffield, VA, Tammy Phaehler and Amy Hill of Columbia, SC, Barry Bowen, Jr. of Bowling Green, OH and Emily Bowen of Duffield, VA; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Thomas Village Baptist Church, Duffield, VA from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Monday, May 7th, 2012. The funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with Pastor Garry Edwards, officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa McConnell.

The entombment service will be held Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. III at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to to Thomas Village Baptist Church, P.O. Box 267, Duffield, VA 24244.

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Clyde during the difficult last stages of his life. A very special thank you goes to the staff of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Duffield, VA.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Clyde Lawrence Bowen.

Oak Hill Memorial Park Obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Haywood Bowen

KINGSPORT - Haywood Bowen, 80, of 1708 Belden Road, Kingsport, passed away Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) after a lengthy illness.

Born in Pattonsville, Va., Mr. Bowen lived most of his life in Sullivan County.

Mr. Bowen was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Both the Sequoyah Council of the Boy Scouts and the Kingsport Boys Club later honored him for his work with youth. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1981 as supervisor of Shipping and Receiving.

He was a member of the Holston Lodge #559, the American Legion Post No. 3/265, the Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Veterans of Foreign War.

Mr. Bowen was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Victoria Bowen; one sister, Sue Bowen; one brother, Paul Bowen; half-brothers, Hurley Bishop, Emmett Bishop, and Hascue Bowen; half-sisters, Maxie Campbell and Louise Gilliam.

Surviving are his wife, Alberta Bowen of the home; two daughters, Vickie Yarbrough, Marion, N.C., and Frances Bowen, Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Joey Bowen and wife Jo, of Kingsport; one brother, Elmer H. "Jack" Bowen, Kingsport; one sister, Ora Bowen Maupin, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Adam Bowen, Andy Bowen, Sarah Bowen, Katherine Yarbrough, and Hillary Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Masonic services will be conducted by Holston Lodge #559 at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with funeral services to follow with the Rev. O.G. Clark and the Rev. Stephen Burkhart officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday by the American Legion Post No. 3/265 at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Arthur “Cotton” Bowen

GATE CITY, Va. — James Arthur “Cotton” Bowen, 80, of the Daniel Boone Community of Scott County, passed away Saturday, (Dec. 4, 2010) at his residence.

He was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Wise County, Va., and was a 1st Class private in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Bowen was a retired printer with the Scott County Virginia Star Newspaper. He was a member of Marble Point United Methodist Church in Daniel Boone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Reece Bowen and Virginia Gaye Bond Bowen; one sister, Phyllis Bell; and two brothers, John William Bowen and Charles Robert Bowen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Nettie McDavid Bowen; one daughter, Susan Bowen Hackler, Kingsport; and one grandson, Joshua Matthew Hackler, Kingsport; two special friends among the many hundreds, Fred Lane and Ronald Burke; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bowen was a loving husband and a wonderful loving father and grandfather.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday at Daniel Boone Baptist Church, Gate City, Va., and any time at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Daniel Boone Baptist Church with The Rev. R.D. Stallard and the Rev. Toby Reed officiating. Eulogy will be given by Patsy Hensley. Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley and Fred Lane.

Burial will follow in the Bond Cemetery, Rye Cove, Va.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Marble Point Church, Alan McDavid, 3142 Daniel Boone Rd., Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Major James Sidney Brown, Jr., USAF (Retired)

KINGSPORT — We are saddened to announce the passing of James Sidney “Jim” Brown, Jr., 79, of Kingsport, on the evening of April 17, [2011] following an extended illness. As was his fond wish, he passed peacefully at home in the gentle care of his family.

He was born December 14, 1931 at Frisco in Carter’s Valley, Hawkins County , Tennessee and grew up in the Yuma community of Scott County , Virginia . His elementary and high school years were spent at the old Cleveland School in Yuma . As a boy, he loved rambling in the woods and exploring the hills and streams. He read voraciously, a habit he continued until shortly before his death. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and became a weather observer. Truly enjoying the field, he applied for weather forecasting school and became a weather forecaster by 1954. Following completion of Officer Candidate School , he received assignment as a Weather Officer. Afterward, he attended the University of Alabama and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Texas A&M University in 1964. Following retirement from the Air Force in 1971, he worked as a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 25 years until his retirement in 1998. He was active in the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. After retiring, he helped with last rites for over 2500 veterans all over Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia . He felt honored to express his patriotism and his gratitude for the service of other veterans in this way. He was also active in the Kingsport Independence Day Parade, spending time each summer for many years helping to organize and run the parade. Always interested in family relationships and dabbling in genealogical research, he began serious scholarly genealogical research upon his retirement from the Air Force and his return to East Tennessee . The challenges of the search entertained him for more than 40 years, amassed a considerable body of work, and led him into many surprising discoveries of long forgotten family roots. He was a Professional Member Emeritus of the American Meteorlogical Society and a life member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sidney Brown in 1985, and Rosa Ilena Arnold Brown in 1997, a brother Billy Wayne Brown in 1951, and his first wife Nellie Gray Harless Brown in 1972.

He is survived by Nancy Ann Compton Brown, his wife of over 36 years. He leaves six children: Charlotte Blair (James), Rebecca Godby (Robert), James S. A. Brown, III (Jennifer), Michael Fleenor (Barbara), Janis Fleenor, and Ina Jo Hyder. He leaves one uncle, Walter Arnold of Michigan . There are four grandchildren, Caitlin Smith (Jed), Rachel Bigby (Adam), Daniel Hyder (Jenny) and Mary Hyder, as well as several step grandchildren, and seven great grand children.

His siblings include, Harold Brown (Gay), Bonnie Brown Myers (J.William), Darrell Brown, and Carol Brown Hunt (Eddie), and he has several cousins, especially Lawrence Shoemaker (Betty), Mary Lou Testerman, and O. Brown Overbay (Kay), and several nephews and nieces.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Kingsport Hematology, especially Dr. DaSilva and Betty. Also, we appreciate the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center ’s Wilcox Hall, especially Teddy, who went well out of his way for this patient. The physicians and nursing staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center , especially Dr. Brian Englehardt and the staff of 11 North Myleosuppression Unit deserve our praise, and also, Joan Cross, who heroically drove him to Nashville , gaining us precious additional months. Our thanks also extend to the wonderful people at Gentiva (Amy and Maxine) and Home Instead (Betsy, Kandy , Kim, Lorrine, and Tiffany), who helped us immensely in Daddy’s final days. Finally, We have immense gratitude to the kind people of Amedisys Hospice Services (Eleanor and Sandra), who eased his passing for him and us.

Funeral arrangements will be carried out by Carter Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport .

The family will receive visitors on April 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 pm. Graveside services will be held April 21 at 1 pm at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City , Tennessee .

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , TN , 37601 , or the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 , Cincinnati , OH 45250-0301 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jay Ezra Bowen

DUFFIELD, Va. - Jay E. Bowen, 55, passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack at his home on Tuesday ( May 21, 2002 ).

As a native of Scott County, he served his community as a charter member and president of the Duffield Lions Club, as a member of the board of directors for Lonesome Pine Hospital, the board of directors for Farm Credit of Virginia, the Scott County Telecom board, and the Clinchport Masonic Lodge. He served many years as an educator in the Scott County School System as teacher, coach and principal at Rye Cove High School , and as loan officer and branch manager of the Wise County National and Sovran Bank. Since 1988 he had served as president and CEO of Robinette Steel and Scrap Metal Company.

Jay was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend and was loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ulyss W. (Jay) Bowen; and mother, Helen Quillen Bowen.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Smith Bowen, and son, Bradford Jay Bowen of the home; sisters, Sue (Paul) Vaughn of Duffield, Linda Bowen Carrico of Duffield, Frances Bowen Mullins of Mt. Airy, N.C.; sister-in-law, Nancy Wells of Kingsport; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Smith of Richmond, Va., and Dale Smith of Duffield. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Jeff (Mary Beth) Vaughn, Jana (Chris) Wilson, Lee Wells, Chad Wells, Paula (Russell) Proctor, Lora Mullins Cutler, Nikki (Bruce) Hilton, Kelly Smith; several great-nieces and great-nephews, many aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and countless friends.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

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

Music will be provided by Jeff Vaughn and Jana Wilson.

Interment will be at Fraley Family Cemetery in Duffield.

Pallbearers will be James Miller, Jack Fritz, Rick Cox, Dennis Brown, Wayne Tignor, Bobby Pippin, Kenny Ervin, Keith Dishner, Larry Williams, Eddie Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Dishner, Jim Robinson, Kenny Fannon, Richard Watkins, Jim Scott, Gene Dishner, Tommy Taylor, Jimmy Dishner, Michael Dishner, Donnie Cagle, Gary Lawson, Randy Dockery, Lonnie Kern, employees of Robinette Steel Co., Duffield Lions Club, Farm Credit board and Scott County Telecom board.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Duffield Lions Club, P.O. Box 218, Duffield, Va. 24244, the American Diabetes Association, memorial and honor programs, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720; and the Jay Bowen Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Rye Cove High School, P.O. Box 154, Duffield, Va. 24244.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Jessee Lynn Bowen

Jessee Lynn Bowen, 54, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his residence.

Jessee was born in Sullivan County, TN on December 29, 1956, the son of the late Charles and Betty Frances Winegar Bowen.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by step sons, Randy and Bobby.

He is survived by his love, Julia Statzer, Gate City, VA; brothers, Jeff "PeeWee" Bowen, Gate City, VA, Chris Bowen, Valdosta, GA, and Donnie Bowen, Las Vegas, NV; a step daughter; two step sons; one special granddaughter, Valerie Statzer; several step grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Following the wishes of Mr. Bowen, his body was cremated.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jessee Lynn Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Jimmy Garland Bowen

CHURCH HILL - Jimmy Garland Bowen, 56, 227 Payne Ridge Road, died Saturday (July 5, 2003) due to injuries resulting from an automobile accident.

He was a construction worker and master carpenter with Wasco Construction Co. in Nashville. His hobbies included building and working with his hands and playing with his grandkids.

He was the best husband, father, and grandfather in the world.

He was a Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; parents, Garland and Iva Lawson Bowen; son, Chad Bowen; daughter, Nicole Barbour; granddaughter, Payslee Fink; and many uncles and aunts.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Sue Smith Bowen, of the home; daughters, Mary Ann Bowen, Kingsport, Amy Fink, Kingsport, Tina Livesay, Abingdon, Va., and Mary Ellen Farrell Jones, Kingsport; sons, Chris Simpson, Nashville, Wayne Livesay, Adam Livesay, Chad Vicars and Donnie Castle, all of Kingsport, Tony Bowen, Fall Branch, and Jimmy Simpson, Knoxville; 18 grandchildren; sister, Nina Shuffler, Greeneville; good friend, Marty Gaby.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ron Manis and the Rev. Billy Bowen officiating.

Music will be provided by the Harbor Light Quartet and family.

Burial will follow in Old Kingsport Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Christian, Chris Simpson, Deewett Riner, Jerry Freeman, Arthur Oltermann III and Jackie Barbour.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the grandchildren, c/o Brenda Bowen, 227 Payne Ridge Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Ray Bowen

KINGSPORT - Joseph Ray Bowen, 74, went home praising the Lord Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was a member of the Weber City Church of God, Weber City, Va., where he served as telephone coordinator. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Bowen was a loving brother and neighbor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hasque and Mollie Bowen; three brothers, Sam, Garland and Otis Bowen; and two sisters, Jane Rasnick and Dolly Smith.

Surviving are three sisters, his twin, Sarah Mae Bowen, Columbia, S.C., Lula Boltz, Warren, Mich., and Iva Nell Bowen, Georgetown, Ky.; one brother, Rev. Bill Bowen and wife Freda, Keokee, Va.; sister-in-law, Helen N. Bowen, Kingsport; and 35 nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 to 12 noon Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raymond Hammonds, the Rev. Smith Kestner and the Rev. Ralph Hammonds officiating.

Burial will be in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with military graveside rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weber City Church of God, 120 Yuma Road, Weber City, Va. 24290.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Junior Lee Bowen:

Church Hill:  Rev. Junior Lee Bowen, 72, 402 Lane St., passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sunday Oct. 1, 2000 at his home following an extended illness.  He was a retired truck driver and foreman from the Central Supply Co., a division of Westmoreland Coal Co.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Gale Roger and Cora Lena Giles Bowen; six brothers, Ellis Bowen, Gordon Bowen, Kenneth Bowen, Franklin D. Bowen, Carl Winfred Bowen, and Roger Dale Bowen; and one sister, Udell Bowen.  Surviving are his wife, Lois Rasnic Bowen, of the home; very special sister-in-law, Betty Compton, Church Hill, special great-niece, Janelle Compton, Indiana; special great-nephew, Chris Howard, Church Hill; very special friends, Sherry and Frankie Elliott, Mount Carmel; four sisters, Rose Blevins, Cora L. Neeley, both of Kingsport, Wanda Joyner, Mount Carmel and Ruby Williams, South Carolina;  several other nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends.  Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill and anytime at the residence.  Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Darris Horne and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.  Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens  in Big Stone Gap, VA by Church Hill VFW Post no. 9754.  Pall bearers will be Ron Gillenwater, Don Gillenwater, Thomas Rasnic, Jeffery Rasnic, Marty Compton and Chris Howard. 

Kingsport Times News , Oct. 2, 2000
Contributed by Shelby Bowen

Lillian (Cowden) Bowen

KINGSPORT — Lillian Cowden Bowen, 86, of Kingsport, passed away, Tuesday (Feb. 17, 2009) at Wexford House.

Mrs. Bowen was born May 30, 1922, in Norton, Va., a daughter of the late William Henry and Hattie (Stuart) Cowden.

She was a resident of Sullivan County for most of her years. She retired from the Sullivan County School System, she was a skilled seamstress and part owner of Silk Parasol Clothing Boutique. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church for 50 years. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers; and a son, Hoyt.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer H. (Jack) Bowen; children, Jackie Phillips and husband, Gary, Ella Sue Bowen, Kenneth Bowen and wife, Pamela and Connie Black; eight grandchildren, Gary (Skip) Phillips, Alex Phillips, Jonavan Barnes, Darren Barnes, Jared Henry, Sean Henry, Chad Bowen, Nikki Bowen; three great-grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Roller; and special friend and sister-in-law, Ora Maupin.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will follow with Pastor Alan Buckles officiating.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park where family and friends are asked to assemble by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Skip and Alex Phillips, Jonavan and Darren Barnes, Jared and Sean Henry as well as Chad Bowen.

Her granddaughter, Nikki Bowen will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marvin Ray Bowen

KINGSPORT — Marvin Ray Bowen, 66, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family on Friday (April 24, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born June 26, 1942 to parents Andrew and Rosella Bowen. Marvin spent his entire life in Kingsport and retired from AFG Glass Plant in 1998 after 33 years of service. He was a very loving, kind, thoughtful and caring son, brother, dad and papaw.

Marvin was a member of State Line Baptist Church and attended Orebank Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Bowen; a sister, Judy Wynegar; and a nephew Scott Ketron.

In addition to his mother, Rosella Bowen, he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Emory Sells of Kingsport, daughter, Donna McCraney of Carrierre, Miss.; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Karen Bowen of Church Hill; sister and "good" brother-in-law, Lois and Paul Darnell; brother, Donnie Bowen; grandchildren, Crystal VanHuss and husband, Richard, William Sells and wife, Jana, Jenna Cochran, Jarrett Cochran, Kayleb McCraney and Trey Bowen; five precious great-grandchildren; special friend and companion, Faye Overbay; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Marvin never met a stranger and was a friend to many.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport and friends may call on the family anytime at the residence of his daughter, Dianna and Emory Sells, 164 Pepper Tree Drive, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. today in the chapel with Rev. Ralph Buddy Dingus, Pastor Mike Stout and Pastor David Foster officiating.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 12 noon to join the procession.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Greg Darnell, Steve Ketron, Carlos Ray Burton and Mike Burton, Uncle Danny Dingus and friend, Phil Kiser. Honorary pallbearers will be his great nephews.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the CICU at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Marie (Bellamy) Stata Bowen

KINGSPORT — Ruby Marie Bellamy Bowen, 88 of Kingsport went peacefully into eternity on Monday (Nov. 12, 2007) at the Wexford House in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County Va. (Gate City) and had lived in this area since 1945. She loved gardening, sewing, and her flower garden. Ruby retired form J. P. Stevens, Borden Plant after over 45 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Selman Lee Bowen; parents, James and Lillie Williams Bellamy; five sisters, Leota Lane, Etta Smith, Beatrice Bellamy, Rhonda Jones, and Kathaleen Herron; and brother, Lawrence Bellamy.

She is survived by her daughter, Darlena Sutherland, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Tonya Culbertson, Valerie Dunn, and Bo Sutherland, all of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Logan Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Weber City.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 am.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sally Lou Bowen

Kingsport, TN - Sally Lou Bowen, 74, passed away at her residence, Thursday, May 30, 2012 at Asbury Place in Kingsport, TN after a lengthy illness.

She was born January 1, 1938 in Clinchport, Virginia. Sally graduated from Shoemaker High School in 1955 and Spencer Business College in New Orleans, LA. She worked for a while at Shell Oil in New Orleans before returning to Weber City, VA and going to work for Eastman Kodak. She retired in 1994 for health reasons after a lengthy service.

She was a longtime member of Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, VA where she attended regularly until her illness of MS prevented her attendance.

Sally was the seventh of nine children born to Charles R. and Gaye Bond Bowen. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, John E. and Ethel Chesser Bowen, William W. and Sallie Hillman Bond; sisters, Peggy Bowen and Phyllis J Bell and husband, Judge C.; brothers, Charles Robert, John William, James Arthur, and a niece, Theresa Bowen Stacy.

She is survived by her sister, Linda B. Milton and husband, William B., Kingsport, TN; brothers, Gerald C. Bowen and wife, Sibyl S., Fairborn, OH, Paul K. Bowen and wife, Glenna B., Kingsport, TN; sisters-in-law, Betty Sword Bowen, Kingsport, TN and Nettie McDavid Bowen, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 2:30 to4:00 p.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, VA. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Holston View United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Hanshew officiating.

Burial of her Cremains will follow the service in the Bond/Bowen Cemetery in Rye Cove, VA.

A special thanks to the staff of Asbury Place in Kingsport for the loving and tender care they gave to Sally during the past years of her residence there and also to Brenda Parker, Carol Nelson, and Elizabeth Foutch for the care they provided prior to Sally's residence at Asbury Place.

The family requests that memorials be made to Holston View United Methodist Church, 174 Church Street, Weber City, VA 24290 or to the charity of one's choice in loving memory of Sally Lou Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Selman Lee Bowen

CHURCH HILL - Selman L. Bowen , 80, entered into rest Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center Hospital.

He was born in Honaker, Va., on May 23, 1921, to the late Avery and Rosie Roman Bowen . Selman retired from J.P. Stevens, Borden Plant, after 30 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Sherling, Mary Bowen and Amy Bowen ; brothers, Alvin, Clyde and Charlie Bowen .

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Bellamy Bowen , Church Hill; one daughter, Darlena Sutherland, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Tonya Culbertson, Valerie Dunn and Bo Sutherland, all of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Lauren Dunn and Logan Dunn; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Burial will the follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Pallbearers will be Wesley Dunn, Bobby Dunn, Carl Culbertson, Kenneth Sutherland, Bill Williams and Chris Reed.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mae Etta (Wheatley) Bowman

Mrs. Mae Etta Bowman, 89, Yuma, VA passed away, Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Bowman was born in Scott County, VA on April 29, 1922, a daughter of the late William and Rebecca Wood Wheatley.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Ralph J. Bowman preceded her in death on November 2, 2010. An infant daughter, Betty Lou Bowman, infant great granddaughter, Hailey Lipe; sisters, Dorothy Crawford and Virginia Harris; and brothers, Henry, Stewart, Lavern, John, and Gene Wheatley also preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Frances Lipe, Yuma, VA; grandchildren, Donna Sloan and husband, Mike, Dwayne Lipe, Doug Lipe and wife, Regina, and Darla Lipe; great grandchildren, Josh Sloan, Matthew Lundy, Kaitlyn Sloan, Shy McGinnis, and Mia Lipe.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other time at the residence of her daughter. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Winegar officiating. Salley's Chapel Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Dwayne Lipe, Doug Lipe, Darla Lipe, Mike Sloan, Joshua Sloan, and Matthew Lundy will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mae Etta Bowman.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

J. R. Bowser

KINGSPORT - J. R. Bowser, 68, Kingsport, went to be with Jesus on Sunday (Dec. 17, 2006) at the home of his step-daughter, Connie Dunn, following a brief battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 7, 1938 in Washington County, he grew up in the West View area of Kingsport and was a Lynn View High School graduate. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Health South Rehabilitation Center in January, 2006. He was a proud member of VFW Post #3382 in Kingsport. He enjoyed fishing and one of his greatest joys was dancing at the VFW #3382 every Saturday night with his wife, Celesta and step-daughter Connie. He was a very devoted husband and step-father, who was loved and will be missed greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin Bowser and Lula Joyce Bowser; foster-parents, James Jennings and Martha Joyce Jennings; three sisters, Ruby Testner, Helen Castle and Betty Jo Olinger; one brother, Roy Lee Bowser; two foster brothers, Rev. Kenneth Jennings and E.L. (Bud) Jennings; one step-great granddaughter, Celesta Brooks; and his cat, Boots.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Celesta Bowser; five step-children, Gloria Alder and husband Dean, Linda Egan and husband Bobby, Bradly Farmer III and wife Rita, Kenneth Farmer and wife Norma, and Connie Dunn; one son, Terry Bowser; one daughter, Sherry Absher, all of Kingsport; 15 step-grandchildren; two grandsons; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Nellie Garrett officiating.

Military graveside rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd of the VFW Post #3382 will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Rhoten, Jason Rhoten, Bradley Farmer IV, Rob Carter, Randy Overby and Richard Little.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley and Kenneth Farmer.

The family would like to issue a special thanks to Dallas Whitson for his loving care of his good friend J.R. Bowser. We would also like to thank Adventa Hospice, Elenor Graham, and Earlene Hayes for their loving care.

A memorial contribution may be made to Adventa Hospice or God New Harvest Praise and Worship Ministry, 107 Wyandotte Ave., Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of J.R. Bowser.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Christopher Claude Bloomer

SURGOINSVILLE — Christopher Claude Bloomer, 30, of Surgoinsville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (May 7, 2008), from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was employed at Colgate Palmolive in Morristown. He graduated from Volunteer High School and Tennessee Technology Center. He loved four wheeling, his Chevy trucks, rod runs and his friends.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, John and Ninish Drinnon; two grandfathers, Claude Worley and Harold Bloomer.

He is survived by his wife, Suzie Bloomer; son, Spencer Bloomer; mother, Linda and Charlie Crum of Rogersville; father, Ron Bloomer of Kingsport; brother, Jeremy Bloomer of Rogersville; two grandmothers, Iva Worley of Rogersville, Betty Stonemetz of Kingsport; uncle, Rick and Sheila Worley of Rogersville; aunt, Brenda and William Brawner of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kenneth Richards officiating. Interment will follow in New Salem Cemetery.

Christian-Sells Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William H. Bloomer

KINGSPORT - William H. Bloomer, 49, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (June 23, 2006) at 9:40 a.m. at Sutter General Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

Mr. Bloomer was born in Kingsport and had lived most of his life in Sacramento, Calif. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a loan officer before moving back to Kingsport and receiving his associate degree in nursing from Northeast State Community College.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Bloomer; maternal grandparents, Granville and Vivian Jones Jennings; and paternal grandparents, Garfield and Retta Lyons Bloomer.

He is survived by his mother and father, Betty and Dean Sturgill; three sisters, Diane Bailey and husband, Terry, of Kingsport, Gloria Kiser of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Susan Miller, of Kingsport; three brothers, Ron Bloomer and wife, Donna, of Kingsport, Dennis Bloomer and wife, Lisa, of Edgewater, Fla., and Glenn Stonemetz of Elizabethton; special aunt, Phyllis Wilcox of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Justin Allen Boggs

GATE CITY, Va. - Justin Allen Boggs, 21, Gate City, Va., entered into rest Friday (Jan. 28, 2005) as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Justin was born in Sullivan County on May 29, 1983, the son of Bill Boggs and Lynn Sexton.

He was preceded in death by his uncles, Kenny Boggs, Rickey Rhoton and Tony Rhoton; and his father-in-law, David Duvall.

Survivors include his wife, Tarrilee Duvall Boggs, Gate City; daughters, Kaylee and Kylie Boggs, Gate City; his mother and stepfather, Lynn and Jim Sexton, Gate City; father, Bill Boggs, Gate City; brother, Tommy Dockery, Gate City; sister, Leeann Boggs, Gate City; grandparents, Bobby and Clyde Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., Doris Sexton and Don Woods, Church Hill, Richard and Eva Boggs, Hill's Station, Va.; mother-in-law, Valerie Duvall, Church Hill; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, two nieces and one nephew.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Gilliam officiating.

The Tipton Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at the Tipton Family Cemetery in Slant, Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Bobby Hillman, Bobby Jones, Jason Powers, Robert Boggs, Charlie Hillman, Ralph Sexton, Tommy Shipley, Mike Falin, Rick Finch and Gary Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doris Lee (Stallard) Bolden

GATE CITY — Doris Lee Stallard Bolden, 69, of Gate City, went to be with Jesus on Thursday (Feb. 19, 2009) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital.

She was born in Wise County, Va., where she lived the majority of her life.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Lee Bolden; parents, Creed F. Stallard and Edna Bolling Stallard; a brother, Don Gene Stallard.

Doris Bolden is survived by her husband, Earl Bolden; her daughter, Linda Miller and her husband, Jeff (Gate City, Va.); her grandchildren, Emily Sunshine Miller and her fiancé, Jason McDaniel and his son, Storm McDaniel, Jeffery Luke Miller and his wife, Jennifer (Mount Carmel); a great-granddaughter, Lillian Claire Miller; her sisters and brothers, Pauline Stallard Roberts, Troy Stallard and his wife, Cleo, Elmo Stallard and his wife, Jean, Garnell Bateman and her husband, Ervin, Rudell Bateman and her husband, Doniven (all of Norton, Va.), Wanda Cressy and her husband, William (Appalachia, Va.); along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Monday at Scott County Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Linda Miller, 963 East Carter’s Valley Road.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Raymond Hammonds and Pastor Nick Brewer officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens following the funeral on Monday with Pastor Freddie Powers officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Rhea (Horton) Miller Dillon Bostic

Mrs. Frances Rhea Horton Bostic, 87, Clinchport VA, passed away, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Wilcox Hall of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN.

Mrs. Bostic was born in Scott County, VA on May 9, 1924, the daughter of the late William Ray Horton and Ethel Jennings Horton.

In addition to her parents, her sister, Mildred Blair, brothers, Robert Horton, Tommy Horton, and James Elmer Horton preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband Vernon Sam Bostic; son, James Miller; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Miller; granddaughters, Karen Miller and Kim Begley; great granddaughter, Heather Begley; brother, Paul Horton; special niece, Ethel Sexton; special friends, Cole Duncan and Josh Givens; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. George Lane and Rev. Sam Bowen officiating. Durham's Chapel Quartet will provide the Music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Scottie Duncan, Bobby Duncan, Sam Bowen, Billy Davidson, Brad Bowen, Richard Sexton, and Josh Givens 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 cemetery.

The family would like to express their thanks to her special care givers: Barbara, Anita, Trish, and Mary, along with the hospice care givers at Wellmont.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Frances Rhea Bostic.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Don "Ballard" Bowen

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Charles Don "Ballard" Bowen, 71, entered into rest Tuesday (May 17, 2005).

He was born in Hawkins County, Aug. 24, 1933, to the late Joe B. Bowen and Ida Bell Bellamy Bowen.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Winegar Bowen, 1993; two stepgrandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Blanche Kerns Bowen, Kingsport; sons, Donald Michael Bowen, Las Vegas, Nev., Jessie Lynn Bowen, Gate City, Va., Jeffery Lee Bowen, Gate City, Va., and Christopher Shane Bowen, Fayetteville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Donna L. Sutton, Kingsport; stepsons, Tony Randall Gibson, Ft. Blackmore, and James Lee Gibson, Bluff City; brothers, Junior Bowen, Ralph L. Bowen and Tommy R. Bowen, Kingsport; sisters, Clara Harris, San Diego, Calif., and Judy Winnman, New York, N.Y.; three grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his brother, Junior Bowen, Kingsport.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Minister R.D. Stallard and Rev. Bob Mahan.

Music will be provided by Tony Peters.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Winegar Cemetery, Hawkins County, conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy L. Bowen

CHURCH HILL - Roy L. Bowen, 83, passed away Thursday (Aug. 3, 2000).

Born in Blackwater, Va., he was a member of Mt. Carmel Apostolic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara [Tomlinson] Bowen.

Surviving are his daughter, Jean Vaughn, Church Hill; grandchildren, Debra Wurmser, Pamela Peterson; great-grandchildren, Natasha Wurmser, Nathan Wurmser, Kyle Peterson, Erik Peterson; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clarence Necessary and the Rev. Howard Edwards officiating.

Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Verlin Edgar “V. E.” Bowery Jr.

(wife Rosemary Payne Bowery is a Scott Co descendant.)

KINGSPORT — Verlin Edgar Bowery Jr. died peacefully at his home on Jan. 8, 2010.

V.E. was a 50 year member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee . Also, Mr. Bowery was a 50 year member of the American Legion and a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. V.E. served his country proudly as member of the United States Army. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served from 1951 to 1953. He retired in 1985 from Eastman Kodak after 30 years as a research chemist. He went on to volunteer for many local charity organizations, namely Head Start of Upper East Tennessee .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlin Edgar Bowery Sr. and Virgie Little; and his two brothers, David H. Bowery and Claude Bowery .

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary Payne Bowery ; his daughter, Robin Bowery Hipsher of Statesville N.C.; and his son, Verlin Edgar Bowery III of Tel Aviv, Israel; two sisters, Bonnie Lane and Mary Carter, both of Kingsport; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday 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 Rev. Amos Lockhart and Rev. Junior Bowery , officiating.

Military graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Masonic Garden at Oak Hill Memorial Park . The American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard will conduct the military rites. Those wishing to attend the graveside services should plan on arriving at the grave site no later than 12:45 p.m. A funeral attendant of Oak Hill Funeral Home will be at the cemetery gates to direct you to the grave site.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Salvation Army of Kingsport , Tenn. at 505 Dale Street , 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Verlin E. Bowery , Jr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alma (Edwards) Bowman

KINGSPORT — Alma Edwards Bowman, went home to be with Jesus Friday (May 9, 2008).

She was born Oct. 1, 1913 to Patton and Molly Grizzle Edwards. She lived in Dickenson County, Va., most of her life and moved to Stanley Valley, Va., in 1995. For the last four years, she has made her home with her youngest son, Gene and his family in Kingsport.

Alma loved her God and her family. She was well known for her delicious desserts, especially her pies. She shared them with everyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Patton and Molly Edwards; husband of 66 years, Raymond Bowman; infant daughter, Betty Lou Bowman; brother, Cecil Edwards; and four sisters, Emma Smith, Vivian Smith, Sena Smith and Sallie Grizzel.

Alma is survived by her two daughters, Gay Brown and husband Harold, Virginia Rader and husband Wayne; two sons, Norman Bowman and wife May, Gene Bowman and wife Brenda; eight grandchildren, Lesa Brown, Pam Brown, Debby Lane, Michelle Depew and husband Kenneth, Shane Bowman and wife Sherrie, Angie Grizzle and husband Ben, Melissa Bowman and Marsha Blevins and husband Thomas; four great grandchildren, Joshua Burke and wife Christy, Don Grigg, II, Alex Depew, Maggie Grizzel, and Haley Elizabeth Blevins expected in September; brother, Gordon Edwards and wife Elsie; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wants to thank special care givers, Linda Dingus and Zuzzitte Illescas, and special nurse Pat Nelson.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City. Friends may also call anytime at the homes of Gene and Brenda Bowman as well as Harold and Gay Brown.

Funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 6 p.m. with Rev. Will Shewey officiating and Eulogy by Perry Counts.

Music will be provided by James Wood.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Forrest Hill Memory Gardens, Abington, Va. Family and friends planning to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Raymond A. Bowman

GATE CITY, Va. - Raymond A. Bowman, 90, went to be with the Lord Monday (May 17, 2004) at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Dickenson County (Stratton, Va.) and lived most of his life in Dickenson County, Va., having moved to this area in 1995. Mr. Bowman was a retired coal miner having worked for Clinchfield Coal Company where he was a member of the UMWA for 53 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman which included fishing and hunting. Mr. Bowman loved to garden as long as his health permitted.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Lou Bowman; parents, Shade and Nellie Sutherland Bowman; two sisters, Gertha Burke and Beulah Fletcher; three brothers, Ernest Bowman, Oliver Bowman and Noah Bowman.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Alma Edwards Bowman, of the home; daughters, Gay Brown and husband Harold and Virginia Rader and husband Wayne, both of Gate City; sons, Norman Bowman and wife Mae, Church Hill, and Gene Bowman and wife Brenda, Kingsport; grandchildren, Lesa Brown, Michelle DePew and husband Kenneth, Pam Brown, Angie Bowman, Debby Dunn and husband Gary, Melissa Bowman, Marsha Bowman; grandson, Shane Bowman and wife Sherri; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Bea Kiser, Clinchco, Va., Grace Buckanan, Niceville, Fla., Joyce Burke, St. Paul, Va., and Madeline Amburgey and husband James, Madisonville, Tenn.; brother, Noel Dean Fletcher, Dante, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Joel Turner officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forrest Hills Memorial Gardens, Abingdon, Va.

Pallbearers will be the grandchildren and Fayne Smith and Darris Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Bowman.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Patsy Jewel (Qualls) Bradley

WEBER CITY, Va. - Patsy Bradley, 72, entered into rest Wednesday ( March 16, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on January 11, 1933 to the late Oscar Belve Qualls and Lilly Lee Barker Qualls.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Bradley.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ann Britton and Scott Larkins, Weber City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, William Howard and Rhonda Bradley, Kingsport; brother, Forster Qualls, Kingsport; granddaughters, Shenoah and Savannah Bradley, Megan Dixon, all of Kingsport; nieces, Karla Lochas, Pensacola, Fla., Belva Edwards, Pensacola, Fla., Lisa Jennings, Mount Carmel; nephew, John Qualls, Kingsport; and a very special friend, Norma Moore.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kelly Carter and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport .

The family will meet at 10:45 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery for the graveside services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby Allen Brickey

GRAY - Bobby Allen Brickey, 51, 117 Hicks Drive, died unexpectedly at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsport and was of the Holiness faith.

Preceding him in death were his father, Bobbie Brickey; and a nephew, Joseph Faidley.

Surviving are his wife, Penny Gragg Brickey, of the home; his daughter, Charity Faith Brickey, of the home; his mother, Marie Brickey, Kingsport; two brothers, Donnie Brickey and wife, Edith, of the Harmony community, Stanley Brickey and wife, Margaret, Blountville; and two sisters, Sandra Shelton, Kingsport, and Angela Faidley of Holston Mountain.

Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Friends may call any time at the home at 117 Hicks Drive, Gray, and also any time at his mother's home at 445 Minga Store Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Mowdy and the Rev. Fred Greer officiating.

Burial will follow at Roller Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Junior Weaver, Tim Jones, Billy Puckett, Gary Mowdy, Mark Holt, and Mark Hicks.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Somich, Don Prichard, Tim Presley, and Ethan Presley, and Roman Holtsclaw.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Henry Brickey

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Mr. Charlie Henry Brickey, 91, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Brickey was born in Scott County, VA on June 7, 1920, son of the late James S. and Eliza Lane Brickey. He was a member of Fincastle Masonic Lodge #33 for more than fifty years, and attended Gillenwater Chapel Church.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Alta Jo Stewart Brickey, sisters, Stella, Lottie, and Ruth; and brothers, Corbin, James, Junior, and Carl preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Jerry Rhea Brickey, Church Hill, TN; daughter, Nancy Faye Nuckles and husband, Billy Joe, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Steven Brickey and wife, Tina, Rhonda Dixon and husband, Carlton, Billy Nuckles, II and wife, Trish, Gregory Nuckles and wife, Sarah, and LaRenda Dalton and husband, Chad; great grandchildren, Danielle Brickey, Katherine Dixon, Connor Dixon, Mollie Nuckles, Colby Nuckles, Seth Dalton, Anne Dalton, and future baby Nuckles; brother, Rhea Brickey and wife, Ruth, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sisters-in-law, Emma Brickey, Wanda Stewart Necessary, Helen Stewart Melton, and Faye Stewart Carter; brother-in-law, Mack Stewart; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating. Bobby Brickey will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Grandsons, Great Grandsons, and George Osborne will serve as pallbearers. Mack Summey, John Brickey, Jr., Sammy Estep, John Brown Summey, James "Babe" Lawson, Billy Thacker, Elbert Taylor, Lucian Lawson, Billy R. Trent, and friends from Jerry's Gun Shop will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to convey a special thank you to Dr. Reeves, Dr. Arnette, Home Nursing Company, Inc.; Margo, with Hospice and friend, Margaret Summey.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Charlie Henry Brickey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Doris "Dot" (Carter) Brickey

(Surely has ancestors from Scott Co but I have not proven them)

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Doris Carter "Dot" Brickey, 79, passed away Friday (Feb. 20, 2009) at her home.

Mrs. Brickey lived most of her life in Big Stone Gap. She was a retired elementary school teacher with the Prince William County (Va.) School System for two years and the Wise County School System for 30 years. Dot was a member of the former Big Stone Gap Music Club. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap, where she was a member of the Kelly Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly A. Brickey; sister, Charlsie Lane; and a brother, James Carter.

Surviving are her son, Don Brickey of Knoxville; one sister, Shirley Dulsky of Wichita Falls, Tex.; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Sherry Middleton of Dryden, Va.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap (Wyandotte Ave & E. 1st Street).

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter and the Rev. Nathan Ware officiating.

Committal service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eliza Nevada (Lane) Brickey

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. -- Mrs. Liza Nevada Brickey, 85, of Ft. Blackmore, died at her residence at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday [6/11/1974] after a long illness.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Stella Lane of Ft. Blackmore, Mrs. Lottie Estep of Bastain, Va., and Mrs. Albert (Ruth) Poole of Gate City; six sons, Corbin, Alfred, Charlie, Rhea and James of Ft. Blackmore and Junior of Westchester, Pa.; two brothers, Miles Orton Lane and Harrison Lane, both of Gate City; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Eliza Nevada Brickey will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Akers and Rev. Willard Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Brickey Cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Wednesday where the family will receive friends Wednesday night and will be taken to the church 1 hour before services Thursday. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport, Times, Wednesday, June 12, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Leonard E. Brickey

Leonard E. Brickey, 75, 3205 Memorial Blvd. died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday [3/21/1971] in Holston Valley Community Hospital following a lingering illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport for the past 30 years. He had been a retail merchant in Virginia and Tennessee for the past 50 years and at the time of his death was owner and operator of Brickey's Motel in Kingsport. He attended the Baptist Church.

Mr. Brickey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bobby Kinkead Brickey of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Harris of Kingsport; one brother, Roy Brickey of Johnson City; grandchildren, Lance, Marci and Len; one great-granddaughter, Lisa.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Leonard E. Brickey, 75, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Cook, and Rev. Myron Moore officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday. Friends will also be received at the home, 3205 Memorial Blvd. Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, March 23, 1971)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Melvina "Vinada" (Lay) Brickey

WEBER CITY, Va. — Vinada (Lay) Brickey, 85, passed away Friday (Nov. 21, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Vinada was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Jake and Kate (Hilton) Lay. Mrs. Brickey was an active member of First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va., until her failing health. She worked with the pre-school program in the church for 30 years. She was a former employee of Eastman Kodak Company, and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were a daughter, Janice Martin; brothers, William Lay and Ernest Lay; sister-in-law, Betty Lay; and brothers-in-law, Warner E. Brickey and Robert C. Brickey.
Surviving are her loving husband of 61 years, Willie (Mack) Brickey, Weber City, Va.; daughter, Karen Brickey, Portsmouth, Va.; sons, Ron Brickey and wife, Charlene, Kingsport, Greg Brickey and wife, Susie, Mount Carmel; son-in-law, Dr. Rick Martin, Ridgeland, Miss.; grandchildren, Joel and David Martin, Cassandra, Aaron and Brianna Brickey. In addition, she is survived by her brothers, Jim Lay, Kingsport, J.D. Lay and wife, Helen, Kingsport, Roy Lay and wife, Peggy, Florida, John Lay and wife, Maureen, Florida; sister, Joan Snapp and husband, Jimmy, Kingsport; sisters-in-laws, Joanne Lay, Madge Lay, Jewel and husband, Buck Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.
Music will be provided by Charles (Jiggs) Willis.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the employees of the Mountain Empire Older Citizens Inc., and also to Dr. Steven Baumrucker, and the nurses and staff of 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall, Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, for all their care and concern.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Empire Older Citizens Inc., P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219, or to the Nursery Fund of First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va., P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va. 24290.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brickey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy J. Brickey

JOHNSON CITY - Roy J. Brickey, 78, of Route 8, Milligan Highway, died at Memorial Hospital Sunday [6/12/1977] following a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., he had lived in Johnson City since 1934. Brickey was a retired employe of Clinchfield Railroad, where he had worked for 52 years before retiring. He was a member of the Erwin Masonic Lodge, a charter member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, and was a member of the Pinecrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Meyland E. Brickey; one daughter, Jonnie Brickey Ruys, Nashville; two grandsons; one granddaughter.

Morris-Baker Funeral Home of Johnson City is in charge.

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Funeral services for Roy J. Brickey will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral' Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge.

(Kingsport News / Tuesday, June 14, 1977)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Elizabeth (Carter) Brickey

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Ruby Elizabeth Carter Brickey, 84, entered into rest Saturday ( Sept. 13, 2003 ) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on March 16, 1919 to the late Earnest M. and Stella Hill Carter.

In addition to her parents, she preceded in death by her husband, Henry Claude Brickey; and a brother, Kyle H. Carter.

Surviving are two sisters, Mima Starnes and Mrs. Sherman (Jean) Dean, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; three brothers, James Everett (Teb) Carter, Ft. Blackmore,Va., Roy H. Carter, Asheville, N.C., and Eckle Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; special niece, Susan Griffin; great-nephew, Michael Griffin; and a special friend, Alisha Kent; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Fellowship Chapel Church in Ft. Blackmore , Va. , with the Rev. Mack Sanders, the Rev. L.W. Salling and the Rev. Eddie (Sonny) Starnes officiating.

Music will be provided by Shelby Greear and the Fellowship Chapel singers.

Burial will follow the service in the Carter Family cemetery, Ft. Blackmore , Va.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Linda (Repass) Bright

Linda Repass Bright, 73, of Hiltons, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon August 17, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Linda was born October 3, 1937, the daughter of the late Edward Orville and Lucille Larkey Repass. She had been a resident of the Hilton’s community for 60 years and was a member of Hilton’s Memorial United Methodist Church.

Linda was a 1955 graduate of Hilton’s High School and a 1958 graduate of the Baptist School of Nursing. Her passions included cooking, her antiques, her animals, and lifting her voice in song and praise to the Lord.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Orville Repass II.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Paul Bright of Hiltons, VA; son, Craig Bright and wife, Jana of Hiltons, VA; grandchildren, Abbi and Nick Bright of Hiltons, VA; sister, Norma McClellan and husband Hagan of Winston Salem, NC; brother, Bart Repass and wife, Sherri of Gallipolis, OH; sister in law, Vickie Repass Clay of Charleston, WV; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Saturday August 20, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N Weber City, VA, 24290. Services will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Hagan McClellan, Rev. Jeff Tallent and Rev. Marvin Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Voices of Salvation.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday August 21, 2011 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Harold Adams, Nick Bright, Henry Helton, Steve Wells, Micky Repass and Rick Begley.

The family would like to thank special friend and caregiver Kim Burton, and the many friends for their thoughtfulness, compassion and prayers during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the building fund at Hilton’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 10, Hiltons, VA, 24258.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ross V. Bright

KINGSPORT - Ross V. Bright, 83, of 129 Thompson St., formerly of East Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at his home.

Mr. Bright was born on March 28, 1922, to the late Opie and Virgie Bright of Scott County, Va. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Chestnut Flats Church and attended Pleasant View.

His hobby was gardening.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bright was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Godsey Bright; two sisters, Pauline Greer and Florence Collins; and a granddaughter, Melinda Bright.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Ella Bright, of the home; one son, Jack Bright and wife, Mildred, of Fall Branch; three stepdaughters, Lois Derrick and husband, Dave, of Church Hill, Norma Casteel and husband, Danny, of Fort Blackmore, Va., and Gail Johnson of Kingsport; two stepsons, Ray Johnson and wife, Tammy and Jack Johnson, all of Church Hill; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Melissa Phillippie and husband, Robbie, and their children, Matthew and Melody of Fall Branch, Mark Lee Bright and wife, Sheila, and their daughter, Alena, of Cadillac, Mich., Randy Bright, Angel Maynor and husband, Richard, and their children, Caitlyn and Austin, of Kingsport, Michael Johnson and his son, Jeffrey, of Church Hill, Matthew Johnson of Church Hill, Pamela and Candace Hickman of Church Hill, and Tracy Casteel of Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews; and many, many wonderful friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home and on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Evangelist Pat Hammonds and Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Virginia.

Pallbearers will be Jerry, Hugh, Larry, Harold, Donnie, and Ronnie Godsey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Stallard and Paul Bright.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of Mr. Bright's many friends, family members, wonderful neighbors in both Kingsport and East Carters Valley, and especially his great friends at Dialysis, the Church Hill Lifesaving Crew, and caregiver, Earlene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Chad Wesley Brooks

Chad Wesley Brooks, 36, of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 , at his home.

Chad was an Emergency Medical Technician of 17 years and a firefighter with Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. He followed in his father's footsteps at a very young age in the Kingsport Life Saving Crew. During his career, he worked with Carter County EMS , Washington County / Johnson City EMS , and Sharps Ambulance Company. At the time of his death, Chad was employed at Sullivan County EMS and served as Chief of the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department. Chad was well known, loved and respected within the EMS and Fire communities. He was dedicated to saving life and property.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Guy Brooks; his brother, Christopher Guy Brooks; a very close friend and co-worker, Sabrina Carrier.

Survivors include his father, Ronnie Brooks of Kingsport; his mother, Shirley (Brickey) Brooks of Kingsport; two sons, Chad Allen Brooks and Christopher Wesley Brooks both of Blountville; and Chad's fiancé, Elizabeth Michelle Stokley of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 4 - 7 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Higher Ground Baptist Church , 1625 Lynn Garden Drive , Kingsport . Funeral services will follow in the church at 7 pm with Dr. Shannon Salyer, officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Oak Hill Memorial Park , Kingsport . Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 pm . From his loving family and friends at the Fire Department and multiple EMS agencies, Chad will receive a full honor guard memorial service. Wellmont One Air Transport will perform a fly over immediately following his last call for service. Pallbearers will be Sullivan Co EMS : Steve Monroe, Troy Alvis, Matt Alley; Sullivan Co VFD: Bruce Wilson, Lance Bellamy, Austin Simpson; Washington Co/ JC EMS : Adam Williams, Jason Whitehead. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chad Allen Brooks, Christopher Wesley Brooks, Kingsport Lifesaving Crew Members, Sullivan County VFD Members, Sullivan County EMS Members, and Carter County EMS Members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Chad 's name to the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 551 , Blountville , TN 37617

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

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituaries at cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert “Bob” Brotherton

BLACKWATER, Va. - Robert (Bob) Brotherton, 75, Route 1, died early Saturday (May 30, 1992) at his residence after a brief illness.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents, G.H. and Della Metes Brotherton.

Surviving are his wife, Dolly Gilliam Brotherton; one daugh­ter, Mrs. Donald (Carrie) Horton, Blackwater; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Sarah Gilliam, Duffield.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falih Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Estelle Paralee (McMurray) Browder

BLOUNTVILLE — Estelle Paralee McMurray Browder, 89, of Kingsport, passed away July 6, 2009, at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Browder was born April 21, 1920, in Scott County, Va., to the late F. B. and Laura McMurray. She had resided in Kingsport for most of her life. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Browder of 68 years; sister, Kate McMurray; and brothers, W.H. McMurray and J.D. McMurray.

Surviving are one daughter, Louise McMurray and son, Sam Browder and wife, Brenda, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Warren Browder, Donna Fraysier, Crystal Bramlett, Wesley Browder; great-grandchildren, Christopher Browder, A.J. Browder, Cameron Browder, Bradley Fraysier, Aaron Fraysier and Cody Hearl; two brothers, Pat McMurray and wife, Cledith and Fred McMurray both of Kingsport; sister, Cleo Hensley and husband, Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Steve Gott, officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

The family would like to say a special thanks to caregivers, Mary Salyer, Kathy Atwell, Elisa Ramey and Janie White.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Browder family.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Ruben Browder Sr.

HILTONS, Va. - John Ruben Browder Sr., 85, went to be with the Lord at 9:10 a.m. Monday ( Aug. 9, 1999 ) at Wexford House after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Browder was one of the founders of Browders Chapel Church and was a retired employee of the Kingsport Press.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Iva Bethany Browder ; his father and mother, Henry and Mattie McMurray Browder ; one son, Donald Browder ; and four sisters.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Crodia and Fred Neeley, Kingsport, Sharon Browder Billheimer, Kingsport; five sons and daughters-in-law, John Ruben Jr. and Charlotte Browder , Elizabethton, Dwight and Leona Browder , Kingsport, Jim Browder , Kingsport, Tom and Merita Browder , Hiltons, Rick Browder , Nashville; 14 grandchildren, Sherry Neeley Johnson and (Phil), Freddie Neeley and (Lisa), Johnny Browder and (Tina), Terry Browder and (Robin), Tina Browder Taylor, Leslie Browder , Jimmy Browder , Lindsey Browder , Matthew Browder , David Browder , Joshua Billheimer, Angel Billheimer, Shannon Browder , Ashley Browder ; eight great-grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Madison Johnson, Hunter Neeley, Tiffany Browder , Whitney Browder , Faith Browder , Alyssa Taylor, Jordan Taylor; two sisters, Bert Burdine and Lizzie Jane Browder Shaffer, both of Blountville; two brothers, Therman Browder , Kingsport, Pat Browder , Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown or other times at Browders Chapel Fellowship Hall. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Browders Chapel Church with Pastor Kyle Falin, Pastor J.W. Depew, Terry Browder , Tom Browder and Evangelist Pat Hammonds officiating. Singers will be Sherry Johnson, Sharon Billheimer and The Browders.

The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Matthew Browder , David Browder , Johnny Browder , Joshua Billheimer, Freddie Neeley, Shannon Browder , Terry Browder and Larry Browder . Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Doran, Ezra Huffman, Glenn Kilgore, Melvin Richards and George Olinger.

Memorials may be given to Browders Chapel Church , Route 1 Box 275 , Hiltons, Va. 24758. Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John S. Browder

KINGSPORT - John Browder , 89, went to be with the Lord, Friday ( May 12, 2006 ) after a period of declining health.

Born in Sullivan County , Tenn. , he is a son of the late Samuel and Hannah Johnson Browder .

He retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1980 after over 40 years of service.

Mr. Browder was of the Baptist faith.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved to garden and talk with friends and neighbors.

The family would like to send a special thank-you to Wellmont Home Health, Wellmont Hospice, and caregiver, Norma McGill.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Browder is preceded in death by his brother, James Browder .

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Estelle Browder , of the home; a daughter, Louise McMurray, of Kingsport; a son, Sam Browder and wife Brenda, of Kingsport; grandchildren, Crystal Hearl and fiance' Duane Bramlett, Donna Fraysier and husband Jeff, Wesley Browder , all of Kingsport; and Warren Browder and wife Vickie, of Teleford, Tenn.; great-grandsons, Bradley Fraysier, Aaron Fraysier, Cody Hearl, A.J. Browder , Christopher Browder , and Cameron Browder ; nieces, Elizabeth Kerney and Genelle Brown; nephew, James Browder , Jr.; and best friend, Olin Clark, of Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 8 p.m. with Rev. Scott Ketron officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Olin Clark, Scott Laughlin, George Grater, Larry Bowers, Rob Phelps, Fred Fraysier, Jeff Fraysier, Duane Bramlett, and Buddy DeVault.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3592 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 or American Heart Association, c/o Laura Yance, P.O. Box 985 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Browder family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys (Robinette) Boggs

NORTON, Va. — Gladys Robinette Boggs, 58, passed away Monday (Feb. 9, 2009) at her home.

She was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kerry Boggs.

Surviving are her son, Bobby Boggs of Norton, Va.; a sister, Margaret Jean Whitt of Wise, Va.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. till time of services at 7:30 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home.

Burial and graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Wise Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Lynn Boggs

KINGSPORT - Johnny Lynn Boggs, 51, Kingsport, passed away Friday (June 23, 2006) at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Boggs was a life-long resident of Kingsport and was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church. He loved the Lord and was the founder of Spoken Word Ministries. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He retired from the Weyhaeuser Company in Kingsport.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Laura Ellen Castell Boggs.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Boggs, of the home; one son, Johnathan Boggs, of the home; precious little granddaughter, Audrey Boggs; father, John Boggs, Kingsport; two brothers and sisters-in-laws, Benny L. and Susanne Boggs, Kingsport, Joe and Christina Boggs, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Kingsport, and anytime at the residence of Wanda Hubbard, 2215 Diana Ave., Kingsport, and at the residence of his father, John Boggs, 1209 Riverside Ave., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Monday at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, with Bishop G.D. Peters and Elder Mike Vickers officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Lawson Confederate Cemetery in Snow Flake, Va. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Serving as pallbearers are Kevin Boggs, Mike Hass, Bud Pearcy, Will Hubbard, Joe Churchwell, Cliff Franklin, Jr. and John Castle.

Honorary pallbearers will be co-workers from Weyhaeuser Company.

Special thanks to the employees and friends of Chuck's Drive-in, Kingsport.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Ellen (Casteel) Boggs

Mrs. Laura Ellen Boggs , 84, 1209 Riverside Avenue, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 7, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport since 1961. She was retired from the Kingsport City School System. She was a member of the Rye Cove Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Lillie Taylor Casteel; and two sisters, Mrs. Rissie Dingus and Mrs. Nannie Johnson.

Surviving are her husband, Elder John Boggs , of Kingsport; a daughter, Mrs. Delmar (Jean) Wallen, of Kingsport; three sons, Benny L. Boggs , Johnny L. Boggs and Joe Boggs , all of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Carter, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Thelma Hill, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mrs. Nell Horton, of Kingsport; a brother, Lonnie Casteel, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The body will be taken to the Gate City Church of Jesus Christ, Gate City, Va., at 4 p.m. Friday where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with Bishop Hagan Webb, the Rev. Jimmy Hammonds and with the Rev. Danny Grizzle officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Debra "Kenee" (Burton) Bolling

HILTONS, Va. — Debra "Renee" Bolling, 44, of Hiltons, passed away on Sunday (Nov. 9, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a member of Darthula Church.
Debra was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Bolling; her father, Charles Burton; grandfather, Bud Vaughn; and several aunts and uncles.
Survivors include her mother, Sue Vaughn Burton of Hiltons; daughter, Amber Terry of Galestonial, N.C.; son, Daniel Bolling, of the home; special friend, Billy Downs; sister, Tammy Frady and husband, James of Weber City; brother, Anthony Burton and wife, Kimberly of Hiltons; special aunt, Debbie Egan and husband, Jay of Duffield, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 U.S. Hwy. 23N, Weber City. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.
Music will be provided by Durham Chapel Church Quartet.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Darthula Cemetery, Lunsford Mill Road, Hiltons, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Burton, Chris Terry, Eddie Vaughn, Errett Vaughn, Pete Vaughn, Carlton Phillips and David Phillips.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Joyce Bachtel and Beacon of Life Ambulance Service.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City is serving the Bolling family.

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Gary Wayne Bolling Jr.

KINGSPORT - Gary Wayne Bolling Jr., 35, passed away Saturday (April 30, 2005).

He was born in Wise County, Va., July 18, 1969. He was a beloved husband, dad, son and brother. To my husband I will always love eternally, your wife.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Eulene Bolling, G.T and Isolene Francis; one sister, Samantha Bolling.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Renee Bolling, Hiltons, Va.; son, Daniel Wayne Bolling, Hiltons, Va.; parents, Gary Wayne Bolling Sr., and Wanda Jean Bolling, Kingsport; three sisters, Tammy Oaks, Cindy Herron and Kristie Nelms, all of Kingsport; several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

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

Music will be provided by Martha Watts.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Barbara E. "Bobbie" (Amos) Bombailey

CHURCH HILL - Barbara (Bobbie) Amos Bombailey, 58, of Church Hill, passed away early Saturday morning (Oct. 30, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in North Carolina for over 20 years before moving to Church Hill where she most recently resided.

She was of the Apostolic faith.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Kyle Amos; mother, Grace Amos Vinson; infant brother, David Amos; sister, Nellie Roberts.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary Ellen Bombailey, Kingsport; four sisters, Mary Lou Morris Allen and husband Shorty, Cleveland, Tenn., Shirley Lane and husband Frank, Yuma, Va., Edna Knowles and husband Lowell, Church Hill, and Edith Hanson, Blountville; five brothers, Carl Amos and wife Jewell, Kingsport, Ken Amos and wife Betty, Surgoinsville, Jackie Amos and wife Sandy, Kingsport, Tommy Amos, Church Hill, and Paul Amos and wife Martha, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Jack Roberts, Kingsport; special friend, Charlotte Mallory, Church Hill; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Greg Street officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Falin Family Cemetery in Kermit, Va. Family and friends planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Juanita “Nita” (Turner) Bond

COEBURN, Va. — Juanita “Nita” Turner Bond, 101, passed away Thursday (March 24, 2011) at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Va.

She was born Sept. 18, 1909 to the late Henry E. and Lucy Geneva Hilliman Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, E. H. Bond; sisters, Betty C. Rothwell and Alice Counts; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. R.R. Turner and Mary Ruth Turner; nephew, Robbie Rothwell.

Nita was a lifelong resident of Coeburn and was a retired school teacher, having taught school in Coeburn, Riverview and Tacoma for 35 years. After retiring, she then worked for Headstart for 25 years, retiring at age 96.

She was a member of South Coeburn United Methodist Church , where she played the piano until her death.

Survivors include a special friend, Betty Hughes; nieces, Lynn Allio, South Carolina , Ellen Gutierrez, Nashville , Tenn. and Cindy Rothwell, Florida and caregiver, Wanda Hughes.

Nita's request was to be cremated.

Graveside and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE , Coeburn , Va.

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John Jackson "Jack" Booher

(b. Scott Co)

KINGSPORT — John Jackson "Jack" Booher, 67, joined the Lord in heaven on Wednesday (Dec. 24, 2008) after a lengthy illness.

He was a resident of Kingsport, served in the United States Army, and was a member of Masonic Lodge #688. Jack dedicated 27 years to the Hawkins County Press.John Jackson "Jack" Booher

Preceding him in death were his father, Norman Booher; his mother, Sarah Booher; brothers, Elbert, B. D, Alfred, Walmer, and Lawrence Booher; and sisters, Mary Kate Booher Smith and Naomi Booher Jacobs.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Janice Way Booher; daughters, Vicki Robinson, Penny Bays and her husband Anthony (who was like a son); three grandchildren, Dominique Robinson, Alex Robinson, and Jackie Bays; one great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Robinson Johnson; sisters, Vilas Johnson, Jane McNamara and husband I. W., Frances Leonard, all of Bristol, and Lou Goins of Eldorado, Ohio; one brother, Bobby Booher, of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews who were near and dear to his heart; as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Michael Bookout and staff; also to all the doctors and nurses who took care of him at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Pulmonary Associates, Advanced Home Care, Marcum’s Pharmacy, and Resp-I-Care Home Medical Services.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Sam Haynes and Rev. Fred Gilreath officiating, and masonic rites by Kingpsort Masonic Lodge #688.

Music will be provided Janis Herron.

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

Pallbearers will be Gary Laughlin, Bruce Vukodinovich, Larry Booher, Darrell Booher, Joe Smith, and Claude Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Hall, Ben Hall, Ralph Satterfield, George Carter, and Norman Halton.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of John "Jack" Booher.

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Martha Kate (Benton) Booth

KINGSPORT — Martha Kate Booth, 77, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2008) at her home.

She was born in Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Robert Booth; infant son, Bobby Wayne Booth; parents, John Benton and Bessie Jane Sluss Ringley; several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Booth, of the home, Catherine Curtis and husband James, Hammond, Ind.; sons, David Booth, Kingsport, Robert Glen Booth, Abingdon, Va., Johnny Booth and wife Melissa, Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Toby Booth, Cathy Booth, Kevin Booth, Megan Curtis-Gomez and husband Christopher, Jim Curtis, and Jamie Curtis; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. with a song service starting at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be on Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gerald Bishop, Bishop Hagan Webb, and Bishop Michael Boggs officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be at Holston View cemetery.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Blue Byrd Bowen

BLACKWATER, Va. - Blue Byrd Bowen, 69, departed this life at 4 a.m. Friday morning (April 19, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Blackwater, Va., the son of the late Desmond and Lillie Munsey Bowen. He was also preceded in death by four brothers; and one son, Franklin Earnest Bowen.

Surviving are four sons, Melvin Bowen of Sulphur Springs, Tenn., Terry Bowen and John Bowen, both of La Grange, Ga., and Carter Bowen of Kingsport; three daughters, Maggie Robinette of Exenia, Ohio, Edna Gunn of Lake Park, Ga., and Joyce Bowen of Kingsport; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Lon Bowen of Blackwater, Va.; one sister, Beulah Inman of Union, S.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Howard Sybert officiating and Kyle Robinette assisting.

Interment will follow in the Bowen Cemetery, Blackwater.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

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Dana Ruth (Peters) Bowen

WEBER CITY, Va. — Dana Ruth Bowen, 71, died Monday (Dec. 15, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and she loved to work in her flowers. She had many friends whom she loved dearly and she was "a true friend to all." She believed in dealing straight with people and she instilled this in her children.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Mae Peters; sisters, Wanda Jean Peters and Dorothy Adinolfi; and brothers, Allen Peters and Preston Peters.

Surviving are her children, Johnny Bowen and Jean, Nickelsville, Va., Melissa Baskette and her husband, Bill, Fall Branch, Mike Bowen and wife, Dora, Big Stone Gap, Va., Martin Bowen and wife, Heather, Barry Bowen and wife, Mary, both of Gate City, Va., Paula Markel and husband, Trea, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; the father of her children, Paul Bowen, Duffield, Va.; her beloved dad, Bascom Peters, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Mary Jo Peters, Gate City, Va., Judy Peters, Greenback, Tenn.; brothers, Cecil Peters and wife, Ruth, Spring Grove, Pa., Harlan Peters and wife, Velma, Kingsport, Gary Peters, Hiltons, Va., Claude Peters, Gate City, Va., Nelson Peters and wife, Brenda, Kingsport; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Barbara Cox, Jeannette and Claude Shirey and Sally Markel; special caregivers, Toni and Haley, and staff of Bristol Home Health, as well as Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at Ms. Bowen's residence in Weber City, Va.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Richard Dice officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to MEOC (Mountain Empire Older Citizens, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

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

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Ella Mae (Mendenhall) Bowen

BLACKWATER, Va. - Ella Mae Mendenhall Bowen, 76, born Aug. 31, 1926, died Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Blackwater, Va., she was a member of Roller's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church and was baptized by Alex Willis and Charles Roller, Nov. 11, 1949.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Conley Bowen in 1999; her mother and father, Jessee and Cora Bledsoe Mendenhall; three brothers, Charlie, Bradley and George Mendenhall; one half-sister, Edith Lawson; one son-in-law, Buster Hood.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Charles Hobbs, Phyllis and Lewis Williams and Connie and Jerry Bishop, all of Blackwater, Va.; two sisters, Mary Lumpkins of Kingsport and Jean McPherson of Dobson, N.C.; three brothers, Loyd Mendenhall of Duffield, Va., Ralph and Lewis Mendenhall of Blackwater, Va.; five grandsons, Lewis Edward Williams, Luther Arnold Williams, Frederick Gale Williams, Leonard Randall Williams and Jason Nathaniel Bishop; one granddaughter, Tammy Michelle Sloan; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va., and anytime at the home of any daughter.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Gary Hood and the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hurd Brothers.

Burial will be in the Bowen Family Cemetery, Blackwater, Va.

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Guy F. Bowen

Gate City—Gay P. Bowen, 54, died at his home Sunday at 3 a. m.at Horton Summit in Scott County. He was a veteran of World. War I.

He enlisted in the Army in 1917 and served with the 54th Infantry and served overseas. He was wounded in the Alsance-Lorraine offensive. He was a well known farmer in Scott County and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter; Mrs. Bertha Tomlinson, Duffield; two brothers, Bradshaw and Lewis Bowen of Horton Summit; a sister, Junie Bowen of Horton Summit.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Monday in the home. The Rev. Thacker will officiate. Burial will be in the nearby family cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; May 26, 1947

Helen (Quillen) Bowen

DUFFIELD, Va. - Helen Quillen Bowen , 85, went to be with the Lord at her home in the company of family and friends on ( April 5, 2000 ).

She was born Oct. 29, 1914 in the Fort Blackmore area of Scott County to the late James Ezra and Luna Allie Quillen. She graduated from Dungannon High School and was a loving wife and homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, U.W. (Jay) Bowen in 1984; her sisters, Naomi Salling, Ruth Owens Watson, Sally Taylor and Irene Armbrister; brothers, Isaac (Ike) Quillen, Kermit Quillen, Cecil Quillen and Eugene (Cotton) Quillen; son-in-law, Keith Mullins.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jay E. and Helen S. Bowen , Duffield, Va.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Frances Bowen Mullins, Mt. Airy, N.C., Linda Bowen Carrico and Sue and Paul Vaughn, both of Duffield, Va.; six grandchildren, Brad Bowen , Nikki Carrico (Bruce) Hilton, Lora Mullins (Matthew) Cutler, Paula Carrico (Russell) Proctor, Jana Vaughn (Christopher) Wilson, and Dr. Jeff (Mary Beth) Vaughn; eight great-grandchildren, Zachery, Zoe, Ian and Bailey Wilson, Blair, Madison and Andrew Vaughn, Anna Grace Proctor; one dear sister and friend, Lillian Quillen Banner and husband, William, Dungannon, Va.; one special brother-in-law, Elliott Armbrister, Kingsport; three special sisters-in-law, Nina Quillen, Mary Quillen, both of Gate City and Barbara Quillen, Weber City, Va.; her husband's family, who were all so dear to her as well, Jack and Joanne Bowen , Bill and Wilma Bowen , Reece (Jr.) and Alice Bowen , Slemp and Emma Bowen , Emmitt Bowen , Jake and Irene Bowen , Coy and Helen Bowen , Pauline Bowen , Judy Bowen ; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends, Betty Masters, Betty Carter and Bobbie Arwood.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home, 100 Beech St. , Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Duffield Funeral Home, 169 Fraley Ave. -Industrial Park, Duffield , Va. 24244 with the Rev. Gordon McBride and the Rev. Billy Byrd officiating.

Burial will follow the service in Fraley Family Cemetery , Duffield , Va. Pallbearers will be Russell Owens, Bill Banner, Crocket Taylor, Wayne Armbrister, Dale Smith, Eddie Robbins, David Robbins and Phillip Dishner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Three Bells United Methodist Church , 302 Fugate Street , Duffield , Va. 24244 .

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Ivalene (Carico) Bowen

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ivalene Carico Bowen, 76, died Saturday (Feb. 10, 2001) at Bristol Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her husband, Kedrick Bowen; her parents, George and Francis Lane Carico; sisters, Wilma Baldwin, Lillian Vanover, and Dona Carico; brothers, Wilson Carico, Lee Carico and Marvin Carico.

Surviving are two daughters, Wanda Bowen, Clinchport, and Kathleen Russell, Wise, Va.; two sons and daughter-in-law, Hagan and Mary Bowen, Kingsport, and Ted Bowen and special friend, Debbie Hopkins, Wise, Va.; three grandchildren, Tammy Mullins, Elizabeth Hope Bellamy and Kelly Bowen; one step-great-grandchild; sister Gladys Carico Miller, Wise, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of Elizabeth Bellamy, in Rye Cove, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev Frank Crawford officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Townsend Cemetery, Stanleytown Community. The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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James Morton Bowen

APPALACHIA, Va. - James Morton Bowen , 63, died Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) at his home. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

He was preceded in death by a son, James C. Bowen . He was of the Holiness faith. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Bowen , Appalachia, Va.; two sons, Jeff Bowen , Chapel Hill, N.C., and Sam Bowen , Appalachia, Va.; three daughters, Ruth Beason, Church Hill, Jena Sturgill, Duffield, Va., and Pam Castle, Kingsport; seven grandchildren, and 17 brothers and sisters.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Farmer and Steve Belcher officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the American Legion Cemetery.

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John Steel Bowen

CLINCHPORT, Va. — John Steel Bowen, 82, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 9, 2009).

Born Aug. 19, 1926, in Scott County, Va., to Samuel H. Bowen and Lila Williams Bowen, he spent his childhood on Powell Mountain in Scott County and the coal mining community of Pardee, Va.

As a young teenager growing up in the Depression, John joined the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and served the Grottoes, Va., camp. While there, he helped build the Blue Ridge Parkway. At 17, John joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Camp Peary in Williamsburg, Va. He was later assigned to Treasure Island Naval Base in San Francisco, Calif. He was involved in the Battle of Okinawa in the South Pacific Theater during World War II.

In 1948, John met the love of his life, Jamie Qualls, and they were married on Dec. 31, 1948, in Harlan, Ky. John and Jamie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2008.

John became a Christian on May 22, 1960, and was baptized the following Sunday. He was a lifelong member of West End Baptist Church, Gate City, Va.

John was an employee of Kingsport Press and later Mead Paper where he retired in 1992 after 41 years of service.

He was an avid hunter and always looked forward to his time spent hunting deer and turkey at his cabin in High Knob, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Bernice Bowen, Bonnie Rollins and Corrine Nix; his brothers, Glenn Bowen, James Bowen and Carter Bowen.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie Qualls Bowen, Clinchport, Va.; sons, Ricky J. Bowen and wife, Teresa, Mount Carmel, Timothy J. Bowen and wife, Teresa, Kingsport; daughter, Sherry L. Belicza and husband, Lazlo, Elkridge, Md.; five grandchildren, Greg John Bowen, Josh Matthew Cregger and wife, Angel, Trisha Lynn Cregger, Chase Edward Hamly, Tessa Marie Hamly and Nathan Seth Bowen; three great-grandchildren, Cody John Bowen and girlfriend, Harley, Whitney Hawkins, Josh Matthew Cregger, Jr. and Aiden Steel Rice; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Bowen and Judy, Coy Bowen and Wanda, Bill Bowen and Betty, Lester Bowen, Mrs. James (Ginger) Bowen, Mrs. Jean Mullins, Mrs. Carter (Cozette) Bowen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby Wells, Nadine Williams and Herbert, Lorraine Mullins and Roscoe; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastors Billy Tignor and Mel Rogers officiating.

Music will be provided by Linda Brandon, Pat Galloway and Gaynelle Smith.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at VA Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. with the Gate City Post #265 and American Legion Hammond Post #3. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Bowen family.

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E. Lee Bowen

GATE CITY - E. Lee Bowen, 68, of La Porte, Indiana, died Wednesday at noon following a long illness. He was born in Scott County , but spent the last twenty years of his life in Indiana .

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Delta Bowen of La Porte; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Engle of Lebanon, Indiana, and Mrs. June Butts of La Porte; one son, Walter Bowen of La Porte; two brothers, Walter H. and Roy Bowen, both of Kingsport; one

sister, Mrs. Nannie Fraley of Duffield; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday, August 7, 1970)

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Luther Conley Bowen

BLACKWATER, Va. - Luther Conley Bowen , 73, died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Duffield, Va.

He was a lifelong resident of Blackwater, Va., and a member of Roller's Chapel Church. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Desmond and Lillie Munsey Bowen ; brothers, Mitchell Bowen , Donnie Bowen , Gale (Cap) Bowen , and Cecil Bowen ; and a son-in-law, Buster Hood.

Surviving are his wife, Ella Mae Mendenhall Bowen ; three daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Charlie Hobbs, Phyllis and Louis Williams, and Connie and Jerry Bishop, all of Blackwater, Va.; two brothers, Bluebyrd and Lon Bowen , both of Blackwater, Va.; one sister, Beulah Vaughn, Union, S.C.; one granddaughter, Tammy Sloan, Clinchport, Va.; five grandsons, Louis Edward Williams, Clinchport, Va., Luther Arnold Williams, Frederick Williams, Leonard Randall Williams, all of Blackwater, Va., Jason Nathaniel Bishop, Blacksburg, Va.; seven great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Kenneth Neely, minister officiating. Music will be provided by the Osborne Family Quartet.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be at the Bowen Family Cemetery, Blackwater, Va.

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Myrtle Kathleen (Matney) Bowen

KINGSPORT - Myrtle Kathleen Matney Bowen , 77, of Kingsport, passed away Monday ( May 2, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Bowen was born in Duffield, Va. , but had resided in the Kingsport area most of her life. She attended Pleasant View Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Bowen ; her parents; two sisters, Lula Vaughn and Dora Lane ; and two brothers, her twin brother James Matney, and Paul Matney.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Jones and husband Lance of Church Hill, and Mildred McDavid of Kingsport; one son, Kenneth Bowen and special daughter-in-law Cathy of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Traci Jones Wilber of Gallatin, Tenn., Christopher Haynes of Nashville, Jonathan Haynes of Kingsport, and Kevin Bowen of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Emma Wilber and Ella Kate Wilber, both of Gallatin, Tenn.; three sisters, Rose Moore of Duffield, Va., Frankie Rhoton of Clinchport, Va., and Mary Vega of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Albert Matney of Dryden, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker and Pastor Layton Bentley officiating.

Graveside services will be in Oak Hill Memorial Park immediately following funeral services.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Haynes, Lance Jones, Jack Bowen , Christopher Haynes, Jonathan Haynes and Kevin Bowen .

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral home is serving the family of Mrs. Bowen .

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Maggie Evelee (Taylor) Bowery

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Maggie E. Bowery, 90, 1025 Vance Drive, Bristol, Tenn, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 1991) at the Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville.

She was a native of Scott County, but had lived in Bristol most of her life.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bowery.

Surviving are three daughters, Ollie Snider and Stella Cox, both of Bristol, Tenn., and Edith Harr, Blountville; one ,stepson, J.D. Bowery, Blountville; 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Akard Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. David P. Hendrix officiating.

Burial will be in the Immanuel Cemetery.

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Harold C. Bowlin

BLOUNTVILLE - Harold C. Bowlin, 66, of Blountville, entered into eternal rest at 1:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 23, 2006) at his residence following a brief illness.

Born in Edison on Nov. 8, 1939, a son of the late Roy and Edna Manis Bowlin, he had resided in this area most of his life.

Mr. Bowlin retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1998 following 36 years of service.

He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowlin was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Virginia Ruth Cunningham Bowlin in 2003; and one sister, Darlene Bowlin.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Yeager and husband, Richard and Amy Talford; two grandsons, Jacobe Yeager and Noah Yeager.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

A celebration of his life will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Rice, Gary Sanders, Timothy Jones, Richard Yeager, Stanley D. Mullins, and Wayne Mullins.

Arrangements are by East Lawn Funeral Home.

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Virginia Ruth (Cunningham) Bowlin

BLOUNTVILLE - Virginia Ruth Cunningham Bowlin, 64, entered eternal rest Friday morning (Aug. 1, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born on Jan. 10, 1939 in Kingsport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ollie Wagner Cunningham. She has resided in this area her entire life.

Mrs. Bowlin was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Mrs. Bowlin is preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara '''Bobbie'' Haile and Marian Alvis.

The Bowlin Family would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. McElroy, nurses and caregivers who not only cared for Ruth but also saw to the families comfort as well.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Harold Bowlin, of the home; two daughters, Lori Yeager and husband, Richard of Kingsport and Amy Talford of Bristol, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jacobe Yeager and Noah Yeager; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Claude Pierson of Johnson City; one brother and sister-in-law, Ret. Col. William "Bill" and Leta Cunningham of Marietta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

It was Mrs. Bowlin's request that she be cremated.

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

A Celebration of her life will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Rye Fleenor will officiate.

Entombment services will be conducted Monday in East Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum II.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Mullins, Calvin Talford, Durl Mullins, Tommy Bowlin, Richard Yeager, David Adams, Allen Lindamood and Richard Rice.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Leukemia Society of America-Tennessee Chapter, 301 South Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 117, Nashville, Tenn. 37211 in lieu of flowers.

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Cecile Audrey Craft (Quillen) Bowling

GATE CITY — Cecile Q. Bowling, 86, of Gate City, Va. went to be with the Lord Friday (May 16, 2008) at Baysmont following a period of declining health.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company briefly before devoting her life to her family. Cecile was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church, Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary and for several years a member of the Scott County Home Demonstration Club.

She loved gardening, flower arranging, cooking and most important, her family. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 67 years, W. Harry Bowling Jr.; her parents, Miles E. and Elizabeth W. Quillen; one sister, Lucille Hammond; and two brothers, Miles Quillen Jr. and Buster Brown Quillen Sr.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Bowling of Knoxville; two sons, Bill Bowling and wife, Toni of Gate City, Robbie Bowling of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Laura McDavid of Knoxville and Justin Bowling of Kingsport; two sisters, JoAnn Kolb of Atlanta, Ga., and Shirley Franklin of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of special friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Asbury Center at Baysmont for their special care to our mother for the past four years.

No formal visitation is planned. Those desiring may sign the register book at their convenience at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Will Shewey officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 113, Johnson City, Tenn., 37604 or the charity of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Cecile Bowling.

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Jesse Clyde Bowling

KINGSPORT - Jesse Clyde Bowling made his last flight on July 19, 2005, on the wings of angels, to be reunited with his beloved parents, Paris and Lilly Dodson Bowling; mother-in-law, Sudie Durham Hartgrove; sister, Wanda Bowling Phlegar and her husband, Hunter, and son, Dannie; special "son" Jackie Wayne Hartgrove; and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jesse was born in Akron, Ohio, on April 6, 1921 but moved to Cool Ridge, W.Va., after World War I. He skipped several grades to enter Concord Teachers' College in Princeton, W.Va., graduating at the age of 20. He met and married Ruth in Kingsport while working at Montgomery Wards before assuming the post of teacher for grades 1 - 8 in Clear Creek, W.Va. By December, he was called for training by the Army Air Corps and became a B-24 Liberator pilot in the final stages of World War II. He flew over two dozen missions out of North Africa and Italy before being shot down over Yugoslavia near the end of the war.

Although his career in insurance and mutual funds composed most of his life, the highlight of his life was each and every moment of his life in the military. He told his family repeatedly that it was the most fulfilling experience of his lifetime.

His life is mourned yet celebrated by his wife and soul mate of more than 63 years, Ruth Eileen Hartgrove Bowling; his brother, Bobbie Eugene Bowling and wife, Margrede; and children Sherry Gamble Cox and husband, Phillip, Jess, Jr. and wife, Barbara McMurray Bowling, and Jim and wife, Molly Holden Bowling. Jesse was a special grandfather to his eight grandchildren, T.J. Bowling and wife, Michaela, Michael Bowling and wife, Blanka, Scott Gamble and wife, Celeste, Nathan Bowling and wife, Amy, Ben Gamble and wife, Nancy, Steven Bowling, Terra Hall Smith and husband, Devon, and Nicholas Schley Bowling. He absolutely adored his ten great-grandchildren, Jillian, Blakely and Mattie Gamble, Ellis, Jessica, Thomas, and Jesse Bowling, and Isaac, Benjamin and Jonathan Smith.

Family members will receive friends between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport or anytime at the home of his son, Jess, Jr., at 321 Bridwell Heights Road.

The celebration of his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson with Dr. Frank Crawford officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 3/265.

(Some of Jesse’s wife Ruth Hartgrove’s Scott Co ancestral families are Carter, Bishop, Brickey, Peterson)

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William Harry Bowling Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - William Harry Bowling Jr., 91, went to be with the Lord Monday (June 16, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mr. Bowling's family owned several store buildings on Jackson Street in Gate City, selling all types of appliances and furniture.

He was owner and manager of Bowling's Department Store from 1935 to 1969 and served 11 years as vice president of First National Bank and Sovran Bank (later Nations Bank) of Gate City, retiring in 1985 after serving 32 years on the Sovran Bank board of directors.

Mr. Bowling was a member of the board of directors of the Scott County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the chamber business and industry committee. He received the chamber's "Good Neighbor Award" in 1986 in recognition of his years of service to the county. He also served as a member of the Scott County Vocational Education Advisory Council for three terms, a member of the Scott County Rotary Club since 1957, serving as club president in 1962-63 and recipient of the Paul Fellow Harris Award.

As a member of the Scott County Industrial Development Authority from 1980-89 he was instrumental in the building of the Duffield Industrial Park and Thomas Village. He was a charter member of the United Methodist Church Foundation Inc., Knoxville, serving from 1977-1989 as a representative of the Big Stone Gap District. He served as chairman of the board of the Gate City United Methodist Church and on the board of Church Location and Building for the Big Stone Gap District.

Bowling served on the committee for the Scott County history book which is entitled "Scott County Virginia and its People, 1814-1991."

He was valedictorian of Shoemaker High School's Class of 1931 and graduated in 1935 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he majored in marketing and finance.

Some of his other accomplishments include: serving one term on the Gate City Town Council; a charter member of Lenowisco Planning District Commission, formerly the Lee, Wise, Scott and City of Norton Redevelopment Authority; a member of the steering committee Southwest Virginia Association of TVA Tributary Area Development Association, Knoxville; past president and director of the Rural Area Development Association Inc. of Scott County; a member of the Executive Committee of the Scott County Board of Industry Inc; neighborhood chairman of the Boy Scouts of America; a member of the Executive Committee of Sesquicentennial Anniversary Committee of Scott County 1815-1965; was elected Scott County Citizen of theYear in 1998; and served in various fundraising drives including Community Chest, March of Dimes and Heart Fund.

His parents, William Harry Bowling Sr. and Mary Margaret Sloan Bowling, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cecile Q. Bowling, of the home; his children, Bill Bowling and wife Toni, of Gate City, Carolyn Bowling, Maryville, Tenn., Robbie Bowling, Kingsport; and two grandchildren, Laura McDavid, New York, N.Y., and Justin Bowling, Kingsport.

There will be no formal visitation, but friends may register at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport, at their convenience.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. Bill Slagle officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Manis, Carl Tipton, Shane Miller, Craig Seavers, Eddie Brooks, James Thomas McConnell and Bruce Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Hackney, Don Brooks, Dr. Wesley Eastridge, B.J. Broadwater and members of Gate City Rotary Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott County Public Library, 131 W. Jackson St., Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Cecil Bowser

KINGSPORT - Cecil Bowser, 75, of 3317 Princeton Road, passed away Friday ( Dec. 7, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Cecil was born September 4, 1926 in Sullivan County, a son of the late Carson and Mabel Hood Bowser. He was retired from TEC , and a 32nd Mason of the Kingsport Lodge No. 688 F.&A.M. Cecil was a Shriner and member of the Jericho Temple and the International Shrine Clown Association.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his loving wife, Lula Hale Bowser, of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Jean and Johnny Cox, Indianapolis, Ind., Barbara Ann Bowser Bales, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Walter Dean and Margaret Bowser, Knoxville; grandchildren, Brandy Creech, Knoxville, John William Bales, Charlotte, N.C., Cecil Dean Bales, Limestone, Tina Jean Cline, Johnson City, and Krystal McReynolds, Indianapolis, Ind.; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Jessie Gillis, Kingsport; and a brother, Clay Bowser, Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today by the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 F.&A.M.

Services will follow in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John Toney officiating.

Graveside services will be held Monday in the garden of faith of the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Cecil Dean Bales, John William Bales, Aaron Cline, Chris McReynolds, Jason Creech, Randy Crumbly and Gary Crumbly.

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Madge Kels (Estepp) Boy

Gate City, VA - Madge Estepp Boy, 88, Gate City, VA passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at Brookhaven Manor.

Mrs. Boy was born in Scott County, VA on September 8, 1924 to the late Elbert Martin and Maggie Louise Lane Estepp.

She was a 1942 Graduate of Shoemaker High School who was at the top of her class scholastically. Madge was an exemplary Christian and prayer warrior and a fantastic cook who always cared about doing for others ahead of herself.

She loved her family and friends. She was an accomplished musician both on the guitar and piano.

She was of the Pentecostal Faith and a member of Jennings Mission Church of Jesus Christ where she was the music director, and also attended Christian Life Center.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Rev. Hugh L. Boy and sisters, Nettie Bartlett and Claudia Spivey preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Robert Bellamy, Kingsport, TN; son, Rev. Riley Boy and wife, Sandy, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Adrianne Gilliam and husband, Jon, Benjamin Bellamy, Shannon Boy, Bryan Boy, Tarrah Boy, and Greg Bartlett and wife, Ginger; great grandchildren, Eden Scott Gilliam, Weston Grey Gilliam, Calista Kels Gilliam; sister, Annabelle Lynch, Gate City, VA; brothers, Clyde Arthur Estepp and wife, Anna Ruth, Gate City, VA and Harmie J. Estepp and wife, Betty, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Rev. Riley Boy. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Eddie Johnson officiating. The Christian Life Center will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Joe McConnell, Ricky Calhoun, Gary Walters, Ben Bellamy, Greg Bartlett, and Roger Estepp 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 Madge Estepp Boy.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Mildred (Starnes) Carver Boyd

Mildred Starnes Carver Boyd, age 95, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Holston Manor.

She was of the Methodist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover C. and Mollie Shelton Starnes; husbands, William Carver and Paul Boyd; and brothers, Ola, James, and Hobart Starnes.

Surviving are two sisters, Hazel McConnell of Kingsport and Margaret Osborne of Kingsport; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Reverend Grover Blaine Starnes officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mildred Starnes Carver Boyd.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Gaynell "Cricket" (Culbertson) Bradley

KINGSPORT — Gaynell C. Bradley (Cricket), 85, of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday morning (Dec. 9, 2008) at Preston Place following an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Aug. 18, 1923, the eldest child of the late Jacob Warner Culbertson and Nannie Flanary Culbertson. She retired from the AY division of Eastman Kodak after 37 years of service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Bradley; a brother, Warner C. Culbertson; her sister, Mary C. Smith.

She is survived by nephews, Anthony R. Smith and wife, Judy, of Gate City, Jacob C. Culbertson and wife, Rose Mary, of Johnson City, Timothy A. Culbertson and wife, Melissa, of Kingsport; along with several grand nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bob R. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hass family.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert E. Hass, Denny Hass, Adam Yoakley, Leon Hass, Derl Hass and Samuel Culbertson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Culbertson and Daniel Culbertson. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 to go in procession.

The family would like to extend a special thank you and sincere appreciation to each and every member of the most gracious staff at Preston Place for their help in caring for Gaynell during her time of need.

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

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Henry Claude Brickey

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Henry Claude Brickey, 82, Route 1, entered into rest Wednesday ( Sept. 8, 1999 ) at his residence. Born Feb. 6, 1917 in Scott County , Va. , he was a son of the late Andrew Jack and Frances Perry Brickey. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Co.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Lea Brickey ; and a brother, Boyd C. Brickey.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Carter Brickey , Fort Blackmore, Va.; a sister, Etta Brickey Butler, Morganton, N.C.; brothers, Graham W. Brickey , Clemmons, N.C., Clifford Brickey , Kingsport, Carl Brickey , Pffatown, N.C., and Broadus Brickey, Clemmons, N.C.; a special niece, Susan Griffin, Fort Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Chapel Church in Fort Blackmore, Va., with the Rev. Mack Sanders, the Rev. J.B. Quillen and the Rev. L.W. ``Red'' Salling officiating. Music will be provided by the Fellowship Chapel Church Singers and Shelby Greear. Mr. Brickey will lie in state one hour prior to the services.

Burial will follow the services in the Carter Family Cemetery , Slant community, Fort Blackmore , Va.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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James Walker “J.W.” Bradley Jr.

BLOUNTVILLE — James Walker “J.W.” Bradley, Jr., 81, of Blountville, went to be with the Lord surrounded by family and friends.

He was born July 2, 1928 , in Derby , Va. , to the late Walker and Mosleate and has resided in the Kingsport area most of his life. He was involved in developing real estate around the Tri-Cities area for most of his life. When he was not developing real estate, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Irvin, Lois Hill and Jean Sampson; brother, Don Bradley and granddaughter Sabra Egan.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Bradley; daughters, Brenda and husband, Howard Croy and Linda Moore Smith; son, Jim Bradley, III and wife, Darlene; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Cecil Bradley; sisters, Margaret Kane, Elizabeth Blakely, and Hazel Federico.

Family will received friends Sunday at East Lawn Funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roger Smith officiating.

A military graveside service will follow the funeral service.

David and Daniel Croy, Craig and Chad Bradley, Ron Smith, Aaron Pilkenton and Bobby Arnold will be serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Alvin McMurray, Larry Hutchins, and Howard Croy.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sue Cordle and her family and MSHA Hospice for all their care-giving and support provided to the family.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bradley family.

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Edsel Lee Bradshaw

CHURCH HILL - Edsel Lee Bradshaw, 78, Morning Star Lane, passed away Sunday (Oct. 6, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Bradshaw was a lifelong resident of Church Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Bray Bradshaw; two sons, Edsel Larry Bradshaw and Conley Arlen Bradshaw; daughter-in-law Linda Davis Bradshaw; his parents, Claude and Lerla Dotson Bradshaw; brothers, Thomas and Ralph Bradshaw.

Surviving are his loving son, Marvin Bradshaw, Ontario, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; special children like grandchildren to him, Diane and husband Gary Price, Susie and husband, Terry Armstrong.

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

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

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Hugh Lowell Bradshaw

ABINGDON, Va. - Hugh Lowell Bradshaw, 79, formerly of Gate City, Va., entered into rest Sunday ( Feb. 23, 2003 ) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center .

Mr. Bradshaw was born in Greenwood, Ky., on April 16, 1923 , son of the late Joseph and Lucille Peyton Bradshaw. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a lifetime member of Kazim Temple of the Shrine, and a member of Catlett Masonic Lodge #35 A.F. and A.M. of Gate City , Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Louise Wolfe Bradshaw in 1989; sisters, Lucille Stoner, Shirley Richardson, Roberta Kovener and Margaret Allen; and brothers, Joe, David and Donald Bradshaw.

He is survived by Mildred Rosenbalm Bradshaw, Abingdon , Va. ; daughter, Margaret Jane "P.J." Bradshaw, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, William E. "Bill'' and Grace Bradshaw, Big Stone Gap, Va.; grandchildren, Victor Tyler McDavid, Sara Elizabeth Bradshaw and Rachel Margaret Bradshaw; stepsons, Edward Rosenbalm, Abingdon, Va., and Allen Rosenbalm, Bristol, Va.; stepdaughter, Jennifer Barker, Bristol, Va.; brothers, Gary Bradshaw, Sam Bradshaw, Jack Bradshaw, Dawson Bradshaw and Harry Bradshaw; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the 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. George Aichel officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday 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.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Kate (Blankenbeckler) Bradshaw

CHURCH HILL — Kate Bradshaw, 81, of 160 Magnolia Avenue, passed away Saturday (Nov. 10, 2007) at her home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Bradshaw was a native of Scott County, Va. but had spent most of her adult life in Church Hill. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Church Hill.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Bradshaw, Sr.; her parents, George and Mae Richards Blankenbeckler; grand daughter, Amy Bradshaw; step grandson, Cam Jones; one brother, Massey Blankenbeckler.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Paul H. “Toby” and Brenda Bradshaw, Kingsport; two daughters, Vickie and Mike Wagner, Church Hill; Jody and Charlie Hall, Church Hill; five grandchildren, Penny Hyder and husband, Charlie, Neil Bradshaw and wife, Tina, John Wagner, Amber Davidson and husband, Heath and Matthew Hall; seven great grandchildren, Meghann and Nickolus Bradshaw, C.J., Austin and Macy Hyder, Evan and Eli Davidson; three step grandchildren, Matthew Jones and wife, Shayla, Shelia King and husband, Jimmy, Myrna Foley and husband, Kevin; two step great-grandchildren, Connor and Jordyn Foley; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Buford and Venus Blankenbeckler, Hilton, Va, Charles and Johanna Blankenbeckler, Kingsport; Kenneth and Glenna Blankenbeckler, Gate City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and C.L. Easterling, Nickelsville, Va.; Rose Ann and Perry Carter, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Wellmont Hospice and especially to Renee, Iva, Josie and Lora also her special caregiver, Stella Conant.

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

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

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

Pallbearers will by grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Church Hill, or Wellmont Foundation, Wellmont Hospice House, P.O. Box 1069, Bristol, Tenn. 37620

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Bradshaw family.

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Marvin Dennie Bradshaw

ONTARIO, Calif. - Marvin Dennie Bradshaw, 58, 1557 East 4th St., passed away Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2001) at his home following an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Bradshaw was a native of Church Hill but had lived in California for several years. He was a sales representative for the Nordstrom Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edsel and Willa Bray Bradshaw; brothers, Conley Arlen Bradshaw and Larry Bradshaw; sister-in-law, Linda Davis.

Surviving are two aunts, Mrs. Cornelia Bray Hobbs, Weber City, and Mrs. Gladys Bray Bellamy, Kingsport; one uncle, Hardy H. Bray, Kingsport; one cousin, Mrs. Willie Seals Arnold, Church Hill; special children, Diane and Gary Price, Susie and Terry Armstrong, both of Church Hill.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Church Hill Memory Gardens with the Rev. Edward McLain officiating. A military service will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 3.

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Willa (Bray) Bradshaw

CHURCH HILL - Willa Bray Bradshaw, 76, of 1281 Morning Star Lane, passed away at 11:42 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 16, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Bradshaw was a lifelong resident of Church Hill.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Edsel Larry Bradshaw and Conley Arlen Bradshaw; one daughter-in-law, Linda Davis Bradshaw; her parents, Monroe and Eva Quillen Bray; three sisters, Ethel Bray Seals, Shirley Bray Woody and Lillian Bray Stallard; and one brother, Burnis Bray.

Surviving are her loving husband of 59 years, Edsel Bradshaw, of the home; one son, Marvin Bradshaw; two sisters, Cornelia Bray Hobbs and Gladys Bray Bellamy; one brother, Hardy H. Bray; several nieces and nephews; special children like grandchildren to her, Diane Price and husband Gary Price, Susie Armstrong and husband Terry Armstrong.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Dinsmore officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Johnny E. Bralley Jr.

JONESBOROUGH — Johnny E. Bralley, Jr., 44, Jonesborough, formerly of Ocala, Fla., passed away Wednesday morning (April 23, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsport, but had resided in Ocala until returning to Kingsport three weeks ago. Johnny was an electrician having last worked at E-One Company in Ocala. He was a member of the National Guard and then served in the U.S. Marines.

Surviving are his wife, Sherri Sluss Bralley of the home; one daughter, Erika Bralley, Church Hill; his parents, John E. and Wilma Bralley, Jonesborough; three sisters, Tina Lowrance of Jonesborough, Dawn Hyatt of Greeneville, Tenn., Leigh Ann Huffman of Kingsport; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Short of Jonesborough; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, with Rev. Boyd Holder, Jr. officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Please visit hamlettdobson.com.

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LaRue (Salyer) Tiller Braswell

KNOXVILLE - LaRue Salyer Tiller Braswell, 70, formerly of Scott County, Va., went to be with the Lord Sunday (Dec. 15, 2002) at Ft. Sanders Hospital Park West.

She was born in Russell County, Va., on Nov. 12, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Sol and Minnie Triplett Salyer. Mrs. Braswell was a member of Nottingham United Methodist Church from Oct. 18, 1970 to July 31, 1991, before moving to Knoxville. She was employed as gift shop manager at Ft. Sanders Hospital Park West.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, George C. Braswell (Knoxville) and Opie E. Tiller Sr. (Scott County); and a brother, James Bradley.

Surviving are her daughter, Brenda T. Pecktol and husband Glen, Blountville; sons, Opie E. Tiller Jr. and wife Patty, Salem, Va., Gary A. Tiller and wife Tammy, Gate City, Va.; stepsons, Richard H. Braswell and wife Emily, Knoxville, Mark Braswell, Washington, D.C.; stepdaughter, Brynn Braswell, Knoxville; grandchildren, Ashley Weddle, Megan Tiller, Matthew Tiller, Tyler Tiller; stepgrandchildren, Christopher Bates, Matthew Bates, Katherine Guy; sister, Bonnie Fuller and husband Jim, Gate City, Va.; nieces, Judy Fuller, Barbara Blevins and husband Marty, Linda Wingate and husband Tom; nephew, Billy Wayne Fuller and wife Gina; and many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nottingham United Methodist Church, and other times at the residence of a son, Gary Tiller.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the church chapel with the Rev. Bill Porter and Pastor Jerry Musick officiating.

Music will be provided by Bob and Pat Tipton.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery (Highway 71).

The family will meet at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 4700 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37914.

Special thanks to co-workers and friends at Ft. Sanders Hospital Park West in Knoxville.

A memorial service will be held at Ft. Sanders Park West Medical Center at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

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Bennie Kyle Bray

KINGSPORT - Bennie K. Bray, 84, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Nov. 27, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He attended Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Kingsport. He retired from Holston Defense after 41 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley Echol Bray and Laura Elizabeth Bray; his stepmother, Stella Bray; and one brother, Ralph Bray.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Jean Shell Bray, of the home; two sons, Richard Douglas Bray and wife, Sandra of Naperville, Ill., Leon Bray and wife, Sherry of Kingsport; one grandson, Brian Scott Bray and wife, Melissa of Church Hill; one great-grandson, Eli Scott Bray; one sister, Edith Ottinger of Kingsport; one brother, Hoyt Bray of Kingsport; one sister-in-law, Ruth Bray of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with the funeral services following with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating and Pastor Lewis Weaver assisting.

Music will be provided by Rev. Ken Pierce and his wife, Phyllis.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2600 East Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

The family of Bennie Bray would like to extend our appreciation to special caregivers: Dr. Daryl W. Pierce, Kelly Mayden, FNP and staff, Dr. Stanley Hodges and the 4th floor nurses, especially, Jennifer Conway, Joy Martin and Heather Horne.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Bennie Bray.

(Some ancestral families for Bennie Bray are – Bray, Flanary, Jennings, Frazier, Brickey)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie (Freeman) Bray

WEBER CITY, Va. - Bonnie Freeman Bray, formerly of 133 Hilton Hwy. (Moccasin Gap), went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( Oct. 17, 2000 ) at the Brian Center in Weber City .

Bonnie was a homemaker and lived her entire life in Scott County, Va. She had been a resident of Brian Center since June 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Bray; her parents, Jeff and Laura Freeman; two brothers, Kyle and Charles Freeman; a sister, Mabel Duncan; and nephews, Jimmy and Johnny Bellamy, Larry Duncan, and Charles Duncan.

Surviving are two sisters, Lucille Bellamy, Kingsport , and Marie Duncan, Weber City ; a niece, Diana Duncan Ellis; and two nephews, Billy Bellamy and Jerry Freeman.

Calling hours will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City .

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery .

Family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be deacons from the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles Edward "Charlie" Bray

DUFFIELD, Va. — Charles "Charlie" Edward Bray, 54, passed away Sunday (March 1, 2009) at his residence.

He was born July 18, 1954, in Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ballard and Virgie Bray and David and Cynthia Fritz. Including his grandparents, he was preceded in death by his uncles, Coy and Ken Bray, Leonard and Tom Fritz; and one aunt, Mattie Hollie.

Survivors include his father and mother, Duard and Jean Bray, Clinchport, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and RC Lane, Clinchport, Va.; brothers, Tom, Rich and Mike Bray, all of Clinchport, Va.; one niece, Kristy Dockery, Duffield, Va.; two nephews, Chris and Josh Lane, Clinchport, Va.; one great-niece and nephew, Austin and Dakota Dockery, Duffield, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hensley Cemetery, Speers Ferry community with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be RC Lane, Chris Lane, Josh Lane, Keith Dockery, Keith Phillips and Chris Edwards.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gate City Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hiram Harding "Hardy" Bray

KINGSPORT - Hiram Harding "Hardy" Bray, 83, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (March 22, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mr. Bray was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived most of his life in Kingsport. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving with the Drome Squadron of the 9th Air Force and the European Theater. He was retired from Eastman Chemical Company with over 42 years of service.

Mr. Bray was an active member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe Bray and Ava Quillen Bray; sisters, Beatrice Seals, Gladys Bellamy, Lillian Stallard, Shirley Woody and Willa Bradshaw; and brother, Burnice Bray.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Ruth Wise Bray, of the home; sister, Cornelia Hobbs Fletcher, Weber City, Va.; nieces, Joyce Sanders, Betty Cobb and Willie Arnold; and nephews, Richard Bellamy, Donnie Bellamy, Bobby Stallard, Kenneth Woody, Gene Hobbs, Jerry Hobbs, and Jon Hobbs.

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

Services will be conducted at Higher Ground Baptist Church on Friday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Committal services will be at Oak Hill Mausoleum following the funeral service with American Legion Post No. 3 and Gate City Post No. 265 with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain in charge.

Pallbearers will be Elmo Winston, John Roop, Jim Fletcher, Jerry Crawford, Harold Gilliam, Shea Payne, Carl Mullins, Tim Smith and Jim Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church (Family Life Center), 1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hoyt Brison Bray

KINGSPORT — Hoyt Brison Bray , 84, of Kingsport, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Sunday ( Aug. 29, 2010 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Scott County , Va. , and lived most of his life in Kings- port. Hoyt served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Eastman Chemical Corp. after over 39 years 1 month of service.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and was loved by his nieces, nephews and friends. He was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 63 years, Bernice Williams Bray ( Feb. 12, 2010 ); his parents, Burley and Stella Smallwood Bray ; brother, Victor Bray ; and two half-brothers, Ralph Bray and Bennie Bray .

Survivors include his daughter, Helen Poe and husband, Tim, of Apex, N.C.; son, Roger Bray and wife, Barbara, of Sonora, Calif.; two grandchildren, Ryan Bray and wife, Carrie, Justin Bray and wife, Erin; mother of the grandchildren, Cyndie Bray ; great-granddaughter, Rylee Bray ; sister, Edith Ottinger of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Lynn Garden Baptist Church , 301 May Ave., Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Funeral services will be at the church at 6 p.m. with Pastor Michael Wrye and the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.

Music will be provided by Beulah and Carroll Hurd.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oak Hill Memorial Park , conducted by the American Legion Post #3/265 and Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers are his friends at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunrise Drive, Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 or to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

James Patton “Jim” Bray Jr.

Businessman J.P. Bray Dies Of Heart Attack

James P. (Jim) Bray Jr., contractor and real estate dealer in Sullivan and Scott Counties, who was instrumental in starting the tobacco market in Weber City, Va., died Friday afternoon [2/23/1973] in University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. He had been a patient at the hospital for a week, suffering a series of heart attacks.

Born in Clinchport, Va., he had lived a short while in Kingsport and then spent the remainder of his life on his farm in Weber City. Upon

coming to Kingsport, he was first associated with the First National Bank and later with Henderson Horsley and the Bray-Gibbons Lumber Company. He was a director of Holston View Cemetery and Virginia National Bank.

He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church, where he took an active part, and also had helped establish several other churches.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beulah Lewis Bray, and daughter, Mrs. Lynda Osborne of Weber City.

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

(Services at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. Burial in Holston View Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 25, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Bernice (Williams) Bray

KINGSPORT — Bernice Williams Bray , 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( Feb. 12, 2010 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport .

She was born in Scott County , Va. (Manville) and had lived in Kingsport since 1955.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was loved by her nieces, nephews and friends. She loved her flowers, cooking and a great caretaker and was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Minnie Musick Williams; sister, Reba Kilgore; six brothers, Claude Williams, Carson Williams, Frank Williams, Hoyt Williams, Arthur Fay Williams and Edsel Williams.

Survivors include her husband of over 63 years, Hoyt Bray of the home; daughter, Helen Poe and husband, Tim of Apex, N.C.; son, Roger Bray and wife, Barbara of Sonora, Calif.; two grandchildren, Ryan Bray and wife, Carrie, Justin Bray and wife, Erin; mother of the grandchildren, Cyndie Bray ; great-grandchild, Rylee Bray ; brother, Clayton Ola Williams of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Lynn Garden Baptist Church , 301 May Avenue, Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Funeral services will be at the church at 4 p.m. with Pastor Michael Wrye and Rev. Carl Strickler, officiating.

Music will be provided by Beulah and Carroll Hurd.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon on Wednesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park , Kingsport .

Pallbearers are her friends at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynn Garden Baptist Church (Elevator Fund) 301 May Avenue, Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 or to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Thelma Jean (Shell) Bray

Thelma Jean Bray, age 90, of Kingsport, went to be home with the Lord on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Thelma was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a very artistic person, and loved crafts. She also loved beading and quilt work.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bennie Bray; her parents, William Shell and Lilly Vermillion Shell; sister, Nancy Shell Johnson; and brothers, Harold Shell, Ed Shell, Charles Shell and Everett Shell.

She is survived by her sons, Leon Bray and wife Sherry of Kingsport and Doug Bray and wife Sandra of Naperville, IL; one grandson, Brian Scott Bray; and great-grandson, Eli Scott Bray; two sisters, Rella Shell Tate of Weber City, VA and Wanda Shell McConnell and husband Robert of Gate City, VA.

The visitation will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Reverend Homer Roller and Reverend Susan Arnold officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Devotion.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Scott Bray and Eli Scott Bray.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Thelma Jean Bray.

(Some ancestral families for Thelma Jean (Shell) Bray are – Vermillion, Peters, Lane, McDavid, Williams, Lark.)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Alta Jo (Stewart) Brickey

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. -- Alta "Jo'' Brickey, 73, died Friday (Feb. 6, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had retired from Brickey 's Grocery in Ft. Blackmore, Va., after 41 years of services. She was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bonnie Flanary Stewart; four sisters, Myrtle Blevins, Hallie Osborne, Ruth Crook and Bridgle Addington; and a brother, James Stewart.

Surviving are her husband, Charlie Brickey , Ft. Blackmore, Va.; a daughter, Nancy Nuckles, of Kingsport; a son, Jerry Brickey , of Church Hill; five grandchildren, Steven Brickey , Rhonda Mann Dixon, Billy Nickles II, Greg Nuckles and Larenda Nuckles; three great-grandchildren, Danielle Brickey , Katherine Dixon and Mollie Nuckles; three sisters, Wanda Necessary, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Helen Milton, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Faye Carter, Ashville, N.C.; a brother, Mack Stewart, Bluffton, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Darwin Dorton, Jack Crook, Johnny Osborne, Larry Carter, Sammy Brickey , David Kaylor, Frederick Dorton, Lance Carter and Steve Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elmer Kinkead, Lucian Lawson, Dallas Pierson, Carl Dockery, James Horton Brickey , Rhea Brickey and Carl A. Brickey .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Caldwell B. Brickey

Caldwell Brickey (91) of Gate City, Virginia, passed away at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Kingsport, Tennessee, on February 4, 2012. He was born August 21, 1920 in Peters, Virginia to Corbett and Vera Brickey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Anna Ruth Gillenwater Brickey; sisters Onita Frazier, Irene Neal, and Una Hilton; brothers B. C. Brickey, Clyde Brickey, and Odell Brickey; and daughter-in-law, Pam Berry Brickey. Survivors include four children, Wayne Brickey and wife, Sue Brickey, Karen Loper, Jeff Brickey, and Janis Brickey and husband, Randy Richardson; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He also leaves behind a very special and devoted friend, Dallas Shoun. Other special friends/family members are Richard, Bob and Sam Gillenwater.

Mr. Brickey was a veteran of World War II having served in Luxembourg, Belgium, England, France, and Germany. He was a Master Sergeant with the 76th Infantry Quartermaster Company and participated in three major battles. He was a certified welder and retired from Eastman in 1981 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Blue Lodge of the Masons and the Gate City Fire Department. He was a faithful member of the Gate City United Methodist Church since 1974, and served as a Trustee for several decades. He loved the rural areas of Scott County and enjoyed grouse hunting with his bird dogs, fishing, hiking, ginseng hunting, and gardening. He was a true outdoorsman and conservationist.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home in Gate City, Virginia, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Jim Harless. Music will be provided by Pat Loggans.

Members of the Men's Club and the men of Gate City United Methodist Church will serve as pallbearers.

A graveside service will be held at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Virginia, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church Building Fund, 255 Walnut Street, Gate City, Virginia 24251, or Scott County Expositions Inc. P.O. Box 92 Hiltons, VA. 24258

The family would like to acknowledge the tender and compassionate care provided by Nurses Kelly, April, Beverly, and Jeanie, and a host of other caring staff members of Elmcroft Assisted Living where Mr. Brickey resided for more than two years. They became like family to him. Another special caregiver who sat with him at night and provided good company and conversation was Frances Spivey. The Bill Pat Tipton Family was neighbors and special friends through the years and especially during Mr. Brickey's illness. The gentle care and kindness provided by Shirley Tipton, Cynthia Tipton Johnson, and Amber Tipton Spivey were exemplary. In addition to all these exceptional caregivers, the family would like to express their deep gratitude to Nurse Stephanie Jackson with Amedisys Hospice for her professionalism and compassion toward Mr. Brickey and his family during his final hours.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Caldwell Brickey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Emma Mae (Dockery) Brickey

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Emma Mae Brickey, 83, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Monday, September 10, 2012, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN.

Mrs. Brickey was born in Scott County, VA on January 13, 1929 to the late Jessee Clay and Laura Lovely Fields Dockery.

In addition to her parents, her husband, James H. Brickey; sister, Agnes Honeycutt; brothers, Billy G. Dockery and, Jimmy C. "Speedy" Dockery preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Brickey and friend, Glenda, Dungannon, VA, Sam and Margaret Brickey, Mount Carmel, TN, and Mike Brickey, Bastian, VA; sisters, Roberta Scott Peters, Dungannon, VA and, Jean Darnell, Yuma, VA; grandchildren, Shane and Melissa Brickey, Kingsport, TN, Robbie and Bethany Brickey, Kingsport, TN; granddaughters, Megan McMurray and Madison Lawson; great grandchildren, Summer Brickey, Sierra Brickey, Cody Brickey and Emma Grace Brickey; along with several nieces and nephews; special roommates, Mary Shuffler and Jincie "Blu" Honeycutt and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Keith McNew and, Rev. Joe Roberts officiating. Pine Grove Harmony will be providing the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Shane Brickey, Robbie Brickey, Greg Dockery, C.E. Darnell, David Darnell and, Roger Darnell will serve as pallbearers. Danny Honeycutt, Stevie Dockery, Larry Dockery, Phillip Lane, Rhea Brickey and, Charlie Darnell will serve honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to say a very special thank you to the staff at the Brian Center and Brookhaven Nursing Home

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Emma Mae Brickey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn Arlene (Taylor) Brickey

KINGSPORT - Evelyn A. Taylor Brickey , 70, 1076 LeAmron Drive, died Thursday (June 10, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Sullivan County (Kingsport) and moved to Yuma, Va. at age 6, where she lived until 1955. She then moved to Morrison City (Bell Ridge area) and lived there until 1993. She made her present home at 1076 LeAmron Drive. She was owner and operator of Brickey 's Beauty Shop which she operated for over 25 years out of her home. She was a former member of State Line Baptist Church and a present member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Clarence E. Brickey , January 1993; an infant grandson, Christopher Guy Brooks, March 1973; a grandson, Travis Daniel Lane, November 1995; her parents, John Logan and Eliza E. Click Taylor; and one brother, Jack Taylor.

Surviving are four daughters and a special son-in-law, Ms. Shirley Jean Brooks, Ms. Carolyn Ann Imler, Ms. Delores Jane Lane, all of Kingsport and Mrs. John Craig (Cathy Marie) Johnson, Gray; one son, Jason Edward Brickey , Antioch, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Gina Imler, Scott Lane, both of Kingsport, Brian Imler and friend, Kimberly Hofker, Knoxville, Chad Brooks and wife, Denise, Blountville, Leah Brooke Johnson and Kelly Marie Johnson, both of Gray; five great-grandchildren, Brittany LeAnn Vermillion, Brianna Danielle Huber and Emily Faith Huber, all of Kingsport, Chad Allen Brooks and Christopher Wesley Brooks, both of Blountville; three sisters, Ms. Eula Frances Jenkins, Ms. Helen Ruth Fleenor and Ms. Phyllis Ann Palmer, all of Kingsport; six brothers, Ralph Logan Taylor and dear friend, Maxine Powers, John Thomas Taylor and wife, Florence, Donald Ray Taylor, all of Kingsport, James McConnell Taylor and wife, Irene, Yuma, Va., Eddie Wallace Taylor and wife, Carolyn, Kingsport and Bobby Lynn Taylor, Simpsonville, S.C.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Higher Ground Baptist Church. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 1076 LeAmron Drive (off Gravely Road like going to Oak Drive Circle Baptist Church).

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating. Music will be provided by the McGlothlins and the church choir. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont HVH&MC Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 or to Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665. Pallbearers will be Larry Price, David Glover, Rob Drinnon, Val Monroe, Jeff Taylor, Dan Estes, Delmer Glover and Allen Taylor. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Franklin Darrell Brickey Sr.

(Brickey family from Scott Co.)

WISE, Va. — Franklin Darrell Brickey Sr., 73, died Friday (Feb. 6, 2009) in Heritage Hall in Wise.

He was a son of the late Conley and Mary Jane (Vandergriff) Brickey. He was a retired postal worker with the U.S. Postal Service in Norton and was a member of Norton Church of God.

In addition to parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann (Hess) Brickey; a brother, Sidney Brickey; sisters, Geneva Brickey and Lydia Ison; and a granddaughter, Tara Jane Brickey.

He is survived by his son, Franklin Darrell Brickey, Jr. and wife, Donna, Norton, Va.; sister, Eva Masters and husband, Herbert, Norton; grandchildren, Michelle Brickey, Coeburn, Va., Tshana and Lakota Brickey of Norton; step grandchildren, Amanda Carty, Norton and Steven Mullins, Coeburn, Va.; step great-grandchildren, Alex and Holly Carty, both of Norton; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today at the Norton Church of God in Ramsey.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Randy Sturgill and the Rev. Freddie Powers officiating.

Interment will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Geneva Marie (Tipton) Brickey

WEBER CITY, Va. - Geneva Marie Brickey, 83, Weber City, Va., entered into rest Saturday (Jan. 13, 2007).

She was born in Scott County, Va. to the late Ray Tipton, Sr., and Sallie Edwards Tipton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner E. Brickey, in 2002; and brother, Ray Tipton, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Michael Ramey, Gate City, Va.; son and daughters-in-law, Warner R. and Nina Brickey, Weber City, Va., Michael K. and Debby Brickey, Roger L. and Beverly Brickey, all of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Sheila L. Quillen, Stephanie M. Starnes and husband Andy, Holly Carter and husband Dustin, Brooke Brickey, Wesley Ramey, Courtney Brickey, Aaron Ramey and LeAnn Elam and husband Todd; great grandchildren, Morgan Quillen and Logan Quillen, Kiera Starnes, Eli Starnes; step-great-granddaughter, Lauren Elam; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. John Sheppard, Rev. Ray Dockery and Rev. Steve Vanzant officiating.

Music will be provided by Judy McConnell.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be D.W. Tipton, Ronnie Brickey, Greg Brickey, Richard Duncan, Billy D. Kilgore, Dustin Carter and Andy Starnes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nicky McElroy, Dean Foster and Jerry Broadwater.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Brickey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Done Lane

George Graham "Junior" Brickey Jr.

KINGSPORT - George (Junior) Graham Brickey Jr., 76, entered into rest Sunday (Aug. 15, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born in Ft. Blackmore, Va., July 21, 1928, to the late George G. Brickey Sr. and Bessie Owens Brickey.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Emmett Brickey; and step-mother, Nora Brickey.

Mr. Brickey resided in Kingsport for the past 51 years and worked at J.P. Stevens for 42 years, retiring in 1993. Mr. Brickey attended Oakwood Forest Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, June Begley Brickey, of the home; son, Gary Allen Brickey, Greeneville; daughter, Lisa Brickey Darnell and husband Wayne, Kingsport; granddaughters, Brittany Nicole Blevins and Makaylah Morgan Darnell, both of Kingsport, U.S. Army Specialist Jennifer Ann Darnell, Ft. Bragg, N.C.; sisters, Emily Johnson, Nickelsville, Va., Sona Bingham and husband Jim of Kingsport; and a brother, Donnie Brickey and wife Jenny of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and also anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Larry Munsey officiating.

Music will be provided by Marvin and Marie Winkle.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Blountville, Tenn.

The Brickey family will be meeting at 10:45 a.m. at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Joe Begley, Bill Begley, Jerry Crawford, B.W. Winstead, Johnny Bruner and James Darnell will serve as pallbearers.

Doug Bruner, Pat Johnson, Timmy Darnell and Joe Curry will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Malinda (Neff) Brickey

 

Martha Malinda Brickey, 68, 1205 Riverside Ave., died in Holston Valley Communiy Hospital at 11 a.m. Wednesday. [May 29, 1963]

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mary Bell Sanders, Kingsport, Mrs. Ella Gillenwater, Fort Blackmore, and Mrs. Clara Elliott, La Carter, Wash.; two sons, James M. Brickey, Kokomo, Ind., and Leroy Brickey, Elyria, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Lane, and Mrs. Estell Gillenwater, both of Fort Blackmore, and Mrs. Eleanor Culberton, Iowa; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home.

The body will be taken to the residence of Mrs. Myrtle Lane at 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Kingsport Times, Thursday, May 30, 1963

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Nora Beulah (Lane) Brickey

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Nora Beulah (Lane) Brickey, 82, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Brickey was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., but had lived with her daughter in Kingsport for the last 21/2 years. She was a homemaker and was of the Apostolic faith. She loved people and babies and had alot of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Graham Brickey Sr.; parents, Sylvester and Mary Kerns Lane; sister, Stella Baker; twin sisters, Lillian and Laura Lane.

She is survived by her daughter, Sona and husband James Bingham, Kingsport; son, Donnie and wife Jennifer Brickey, Dungannon, Va.; stepdaughter, Emily Johnson, Nickelsville, Va.; stepson, George Graham Brickey Jr., Kingsport; very special grandsons, Marshall Alan and wife Michelle Brickey, David Jon and wife Cassie Brickey; six stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Ellis Lane, Coeburn, Va.; very special nephews and nieces.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the daughter or the son.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jessie Jones and the Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by The Benton Family.

Burial will be in the Brickey Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Gillenwater, James McConnell, Larry Hill, Mike Kinkead, Greg Hillman, Jackie Laney, Phillip Lane.

In memory of Mrs. Brickey, the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association, Northeast Tenn. Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary Melvina "Vinada" (Lay) Brickey

WEBER CITY, Va. — Vinada (Lay) Brickey, 85, passed away Friday (Nov. 21, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Vinada was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Jake and Kate (Hilton) Lay. Mrs. Brickey was an active member of First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va., until her failing health. She worked with the pre-school program in the church for 30 years. She was a former employee of Eastman Kodak Company, and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were a daughter, Janice Martin; brothers, William Lay and Ernest Lay; sister-in-law, Betty Lay; and brothers-in-law, Warner E. Brickey and Robert C. Brickey.
Surviving are her loving husband of 61 years, Willie (Mack) Brickey, Weber City, Va.; daughter, Karen Brickey, Portsmouth, Va.; sons, Ron Brickey and wife, Charlene, Kingsport, Greg Brickey and wife, Susie, Mount Carmel; son-in-law, Dr. Rick Martin, Ridgeland, Miss.; grandchildren, Joel and David Martin, Cassandra, Aaron and Brianna Brickey. In addition, she is survived by her brothers, Jim Lay, Kingsport, J.D. Lay and wife, Helen, Kingsport, Roy Lay and wife, Peggy, Florida, John Lay and wife, Maureen, Florida; sister, Joan Snapp and husband, Jimmy, Kingsport; sisters-in-laws, Joanne Lay, Madge Lay, Jewel and husband, Buck Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.
Music will be provided by Charles (Jiggs) Willis.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the employees of the Mountain Empire Older Citizens Inc., and also to Dr. Steven Baumrucker, and the nurses and staff of 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall, Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, for all their care and concern.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Empire Older Citizens Inc., P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219, or to the Nursery Fund of First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va., P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va. 24290.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brickey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Wilma (Sawyer) Green Brickey

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mary Wilma Sawyer Brickey, 52, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Brickey was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Grace Pendleton Sawyer; her first husband, Roy Edward Green; three brothers, Rufus, Johnny and James Sawyer.

Surviving are her husband, Russell Brickey; three daughters, Charlene Sue Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Darlene Lue McNew, Dungannon, Va., and Norma Jean Hensley, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one stepdaughter, Sandra Ann Smith, Johnson City; two sons, John Boyd Green, Horseshoe, N.C., and Edward Wayne Green, Dungannon, Va.; seven grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; four sisters, Ina Pike and Alice McConnell, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Elsie Begley, Mount Carmel and Nancy Ryan, Weber City, Va.; one brother, Tommy Allen Sawyer Sr., Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve McNew and the Rev. Keith McNew officiating.

Music will be by Dorothy Hicks and Toke Hensley.

Burial will be in the Carter Cemetery, Stony Creek community.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Cora (Quillin) Brickey

KINGSPORT — Myrtle Cora Quillin Brickey, 85, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord at 10:50 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22, 2008) with her son, Norman D. Brickey by her side at Holston Valley Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Joseph Robert and Cora Emily Gillenwater Quillin, she had resided in this area most of her life.
Mrs. Brickey was a homemaker and a member of the Pentacost Independent Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Walter Henry Brickey in 1983; a son-in-law, Raymond Lynn Ellis; and by three brothers, Eston Quillin, Joseph Quillin and J. B. Quillin; five sisters, Vesta Egan, Edna Greear, Dovie Clark, Patricia Dingus and Polly Carter; four brothers-in-law, Bill Clark, Talmadge Kern, Kilmer Greear and Elmer Hill; one sister-in-law, Rebecca Corder Quillin.
Survivors include one son, Norman D. Brickey, of the home; two daughters,
Bernice Ellis of Mount Carmel and Mrs. Edward (Joyce) Little of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Carolyn Barrett, Vicky Gillig, Susan Samples and Sherri Ellis; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Clyde Kern of Kingsport, Leona Hill of Gate City, Ruth Collins of Gate City and Julia Osborne of Nickelsville, Va.; one brother, R.F. Quillin of Dungannon, Va.; four brothers-in-law, Clyde Collins of Gate City, Va., Lowell Osborne of Nickelsville, Va., Kyle Carter of Clinchport, Va. and Wesley Dingus of Hiltons, Va.; three sisters-in-law, Nell Quillin and Irma Jean Quillin, both of Kingsport and June Quillin of Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel with Pastor Eddie McAmis and Elder Darrell Williams officiating.
Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park’s Garden of Everlasting Life I.
Pallbearers will be Keith Castle, Josh Hilliard, Chris Brackett, Lewis Meade, Shelton Meade, Tom Baker and John Snodgrass.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buford McAmis, Echol Herron, Jimmy Combs, Pastor Johnny Gibson, Robert Davis and Edd Davis.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Amedisys Home Healthcare, 935 Wilcox Ct. Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the Brickey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pamela Jean (Berry) Brickey

Pam Berry Brickey, of Gate City passed away unexpectedly early on Wednesday (January 20, 2010).

She was a lifelong resident of Gate City. Pam was a graduate of Gate City High School in 1973. Mrs. Brickey was employed with the Eastman Chemical Company for over 35 years where she was the payroll manager. She was a member of Daniel Boone Missionary Baptist Church.

Pam Brickey is survived by her husband, Jeff Brickey; a daughter, Jennifer Marie Brickey (Charlottesville, VA); her parents, James & Gladys Berry (Gate City, VA); sisters, Cindy Iverson & husband, Gordon, Becky McCracken & husband, James; a brother, Jim Berry & wife, Gail (all of Kingsport, TN) along with several nieces, nephews & many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday (January 21, 2010) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A private graveside service will be conducted on Friday (January 22, 2010) at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor R. D. Stallard officiating. Pallbearers will be her uncles & cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5835, Kingsport, TN 37663.

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

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert "Bobbie" Brickey

KINGSPORT - Bobbie Brickey, 76, 1208 Skelton Bluff Road, Kingsport, died Monday (March 22, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in the Emergency Room after a short illness.

Mr. Brickey was a lifelong resident of Kingsport.

His stepdaughter, Betty Amyx, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Brickey of Kingsport; two daughters, Angie Faidley, Sandra Shelton, and stepdaughter, Rega Hall; three sons, Donnie Brickey, Allen Brickey, and Stanley Brickey; three stepsons, James Dockey, Willard Dockery, and Terry Dockery; sister, Billie Jo Crawford; four brothers, Harm Thomas Brickey, Paul Brickey, Roy Brickey, and Shiftley Brickey, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle Castle and the Rev. Jerry McCloud officiating.

Burial will be in Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert C. "Bob" Brickey

WEBER CITY, Va. - Robert C. ''Bob'' Brickey, 79, entered into rest Tuesday (Nov. 9, 1999) at his residence.
Mr. Brickey was born in Scott County, Va. on August 15, 1920, the son of the late Everett S. Brickey and Emily E. Brickey Webb.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a Tank Commander of the Armored Division in World War II. He was retired from the power and service division of the Eastman Chemical Company.
He was an active member of State Line Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Mary B. Johnson Brickey and a step-son, Everett G. Beard Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Hammond Brickey, Weber City; two daughters, Clinda J. Brickey, Kingsport, and Teresa Brickey Duncan, Mount Carmel; one step-daughter, Jan B. Stokes, Gate City; one grandson, Robby Duncan; one step-grandson, David Beard; one step-great-granddaughter, Emily Beard; one sister, Jewel Jones, Gate City; two brothers, W. Mack Brickey, Weber City, Va., Warner Brickey, Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home.
Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
Family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for procession to the graveside services.
Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ronnie Russell Brickey

DUNGANNON, Va. - Russell "Pap" Brickey, 66, entered into rest at his home the morning of Thursday (March 15, 2007) with his devoted daughter by his side after a long courageous fight with cancer.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid deer hunter, Nascar and drag racing fan. He was a wonderful father, papaw, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sawyer Brickey; parents, Fred and Thelma Kinkead Brickey; infant sister, Shirley Brickey; and brother-in-law, Rhea Laney.

Surviving are his daughter, Sandy Smith, Kingsport and companion, Randy Bennett; granddaughter, Brandy Coffman and husband, Brad, Gray; great-granddaughter, who was papaw's little tomcat, Baleigh Coffman; great-granddaughter expected in May, Brynlee Coffman; sister, Betty Lou Laney, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Diane Brickey, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; papaw's granddog, Miss Prissy; mother of his daughter, Agnes Spivey Good; step-children, Darlene McNew, Charlene Darnell and Boyd Green, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Norma Hensley and Wayne Green, both of Dungannon, Va.; step-grandchildren, Amanda McNew, Nick Darnell, Delmar Green, Tiffany and Tyrah Green, Elizabeth Hensley, Kelvin, Reif, and Leif Clontz; sisters-in-law, Alice McConnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Elsie Begley, Mount Carmel and Nancy Ryan, Weber City, Va.; brother-in-law, Tommy Sawyer, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Mr. Brickey or the residence of his sister, Betty Lou Laney.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Conn Edwards and Pastor Steve McNew officiating.

Music will be provided by James "Babe" Lawson, Toke Hensley and Phillip Elliott.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carter Cemetery (Stoney Creek), Ft. Blackmore, Va.

The family will be meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Mann, Casey Kinkead, Ronnie Kinkead, Mark Owens, Jack Laney, Freddie Brickey, Louis Maya and Jerry Brickey.

Junior pallbearers will be John Brickey and Luis Maya.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Baker, Frank Spivey, Wayne Spivey and the Porch Gang at David Mann Farm.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby M. (Gillenwater) Brickey

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Ruby Gillenwater Brickey, 90, died Tuesday (Sept. 3, 2002).

Mrs. Brickey was born in Ft. Blackmore, Va., on June 7, 1912. She had lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of Assembly Church of Lord Jesus Christ. She had a love of gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Ethyl Compton Gillenwater; husband, Corbett Brickey; daughters, Una Hilton and Irene Neal; stepdaughter, Oneta Frazier, stepsons, Clyde Brickey and B.C. Brickey; grandsons, Mark Jones and Chad Morelock; sisters, Rebecca Brickey and Maxine Gillenwater; and brothers, Corbett, Darius, and Broadus Gillenwater.

Surviving are daughters, Nell Sumner and Norma Bowen, both of Kingsport; a son, Odell Brickey, Sarasota, Fla.; a stepson, Caldwell Brickey, Gate City, Va.; a sister, Alice Wallen, Clinchport, Va.; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

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

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

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gillenwater Cemetery in Scott County, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Steve Dalley, Tommy Dalley, Danny Sumner, Parker Jones, Jason Bowen and Tony Wolfe will serve as pallbearers.

Special thanks to a special son-in-law, R.C. Bowen, and special grandchildren, Paula Slaughter, Pam Wolfe, Sanja Dalley, Jason Bowen and David Bowen.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sinkler Brickey

Johnson City, TN - Sinkler Brickey, 60, of Johnson City, TN passed away, Thursday, June 14, 2012.

Mr. Brickey was born in Scott County, VA, on January 18, 1952, the son of the late Boyd Sarvis and Helen Blanche Brickey.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Hicks Brickey, sisters; Janice Summey, Peggy Summey and Sue Ella Brickey, and brother, Raymond Brickey.

Survivors include Daughters; Tabetha Fagan and husband Jason of Elizabethton, TN, and Tina Daniel of Johnson City, TN, sisters; Dorothy Begley of Kingsport, TN, Beulah Bledsoe of Gate City, VA, Loretta Strazzante and husband Angelo of Brookville, FL, and Joyce Horne and husband Kyle of Dungannon, VA, grandchildren; Brock and Sierra Daniel and Destiny Fagan and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home on Monday, June 18, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Smith officiating.

Graveside Services will be conducted immediately following at Monte Vista Burial Park in Johnson City, TN.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Sinkler Brickey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Sylvester L. Brickey

Sylvester L. Brickey was born on December 10, 1856, and died at his home in Fort Blackmore, the place of his birth, November 21, 1888, aged 30 years, 11 months and 11 days. He was ill for four weeks and bore his suffering with Christian fortitude. He professed faith in Christ at a revival meeting held by Brothers Wesley Hillman and Wm. Hillman and Sylvester McConnell, at Bench hill Church near his residence. He lived a devoted Christian life. He leaves a wife and five children and a large concoction of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He was a good husband, kind and indulgent father, and always partial to his neighbors. Above all will he be missed in the home circle, to which he was so much attached. He committed his wife and babes to God, and crossed over to "that bourne from which no traveler returns’ peacefully and calmly without a struggle.

A precious one is gone from us , a voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled.
God, in his wisdom recalled the boon, His love has given.
And through his holy moulders, the soul is safe in Heaven.
Though deeply our hearts are attached to the dead, 
the past is always so sweet that our love may show to the dead by our care to the living.

We with hearts cowed down by the new made mound,
And long to meet the coming day,
When weary feet have found a rest,
When hands are folded o’er the breast,
And all life’s woes have passed away,
Forever with the blest.

Nancy B. Frayser


Submitted by Roger Lee Brickey

Tempie Elizabeth (Salling) Sanders Brickey

BANNER, Va. - Mrs. Tempie Elizabeth Brickey, 80 [90?], died at 11:45 p.m. Monday [ April 25, 1966 ] at her home in Banner following a lengthy illness.

Survivors include her seven daughters, Mrs. Maxie Lawson, Banner, Va.; Mrs. Nancy Gillenwater and Mrs. Ethel Steels, both of Dungannon; Mrs. Cora Horne, Midway, Va.; Mrs. Elizabeth Jennings, Kingsport; Mrs. Della Estep and Mrs. Clyde Eagens, both of Baston, Va.; a son, Roy L. Sanders, Banner, Va.; one sister, Berdie Addington, Nickelsville; a brother Worley Salling, Wood, Va.; 25 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Estes Funeral Home Chapel, Norton. Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Robert Brickey will officiate. Burial will be in Kilgore Cemetery .

The family will receive friends at the funeral home.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, April 28, 1966)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma M. (Kinkead) Brickey

DUNGANNON, Va. - Thelma Kinkead Brickey, 93, of Rt. 1, passed away Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) at Brian Center Nursing Home in Weber City.

Mrs. Brickey was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. She was a retired seamstress from Kingsport Laundry and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred O. Brickey; daughter, Shirley Ann Brickey; parents, William and Cora Stewart Kinkead; daughter-in-law, Mary Sawyer Brickey; sisters, Frances Muff and Bobbie Brickey; brothers, Lonnie, Brady, Harry, Bruce, and Brodus Kinkead.

Survivors include her daughter, Betty Lou Laney and husband Rhea, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sons, Billy Brickey and wife Diane, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Russell Brickey, Dungannon, Va.; grandchildren, Jackie Laney and wife Lana, Susan Laney Elliott, Freddie Brickey, Melissa Brickey Maya and husband Lewis, Sandra Smith; great-grandchildren, Jessica Laney, Tanya Elliott, Sarah Maya, Lewis Maya, Jon Brickey, Brandy Goode Coffeman; great-great-grandchild, Bailey Coffeman; sister, Kate Brickey, Kingsport; brother, Luchian Kinkead, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Shelby Greear.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In memory of Thelma Brickey, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Warner Everette Brickey

WEBER CITY, Va. – Warner Everette Brickey, 80, entered into rest Sunday (Sept. 8, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 24, 1922 in Scott County, Va. to the late Everette Sylvester Brickey and Emily Elizabeth Craft Brickey Webb.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert C. Brickey.

Mr. Brickey was in the Army and served in World War II being discharged in 1945.

He retired after working 37 years at Eastman Chemical Co.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Geneva Tipton Brickey, Weber City, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Rita (Michael) Ramey, Gate City, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Warner R. (Nina) Brickey, Weber City, Va., Michael K. (Debby) Brickey and Roger L. (Beverly) Brickey, all of Gate City, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Jewel (William) E. Jones, Gate City, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Willie M. "Mack" (Vinada) Brickey, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Sheila L. Quillen, Stephanie M. Starnes, Holly Brickey, Brooke Brickey, Wesley Ramey, Courtney Brickey, Aaron Ramey; step granddaughter, Leanne Elam; great-grandchildren, Morgan Quillen, Logan Quillen, Kiera Starnes and Eli Starnes; step great-granddaughter, Lauren Elam; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Danny Ray Dockery officiating.

Music will be provided by the Melody Men.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be D.W Tipton, Ronnie Brickey, Greg Brickey, Richard Duncan, Billy D. Kilgore and Albert N. McElroy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willa Jean (Hammond) Beard Brickey

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mrs. Willa Jean Hammond Brickey, 75, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 7, 2001) at the Wexford House after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Born Aug. 1, 1925 in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Farley Lee and Laura Bishop Hammond. She was a member of State Line Baptist Church and was actively involved in the Senior Bible study, vacation Bible school and the Mission Outreach.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Robert Brickey; son, Glen Beard Jr., and two sisters, Lessil Henry and Frankie Hammond preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. David (Jan) Stokes, Gate City, Va.; stepdaughters, Clinda Brickey, Kingsport and Mrs. Richard (Teresa) Duncan, Mount Carmel; grandson, David Beard, Dallas, Texas; great-granddaughter, Emily Beard, Dallas, Texas; step-grandson, Robby Duncan, Mount Carmel; sister, Mrs. Emmer Barker, Port Republic, Va.; and four nieces.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at 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 graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children�s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William "Bill" Lucian Brickey

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

COEBURN, Va. - William "Bill" Lucian Brickey, 84, died Wednesday (June 1, 2005) at his residence in Coeburn.

Mr. Brickey was a retired coal miner of Clinchfield Coal Co. and a member of UMWA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willey Kal Brickey and Rosa Belle Compton; son, William Oscar Brickey; granddaughter, Melissa Ann Brickey; brothers, Robert Brickey and Roy Brickey; sisters, Alley Brickey and Janie Brickey.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Edith Adams Brickey; sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Linda Brickey, Coeburn, and Joseph Allen and Leona "Pat" Brickey, Norton; brothers, Joe Brickey, Jonesborough, Ralph Brickey, Coeburn, and Wiley K. Brickey, Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Ann McKinnon, Cary, N.C., Phyllis Morley, Blountville, and Betty Lauterbach, Portsmouth, Va.; grandchildren, Mia Smith, Wayne Brickey, Lil Joe Brickey, Rick Brickey, Israel Brickey and Candace Freeman; 11 great-grandchildren; special niece, Tammy Maine; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. today and Friday at Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. R.L. Crawford and Rev. Millard Laney officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens in Coeburn.

Submitted by Don Lane

William Odell Brickey

SARASOTA , Fla. — William Odell Brickey, 74, of Sarasota , Fla. , died on July 26, 2009 .

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Brickey; son, William Odell Jr., Sarasota, Fla.; daughters, Tonda Brickey, Missie Stubblefield and Betty Sanchez, all of Sarasota, Fla., Cathy and Sharon Morelock, both of Kingsport; a brother, Caldwell Brickey, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Norma Bowen of Kingsport and Nell Summer of Nashville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Palms Robarts Funeral Home in Sarasota , Fla.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Entombment will follow in Palms Memorial Park .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Willie Mack Brickey

Willie Mack Brickey, 87, of Weber City, VA passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 10, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mack was born October 23, 1924 in Scott County, VA and raised in the Alley Valley community to the late Everette Sylvester Brickey and Emily Elizabeth Craft Brickey Webb. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a radar operator in World War II, in the Battle of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He retired from the Yarn Plant of Eastman Kodak Company in 1986 after more than 44 years of service. He attended First Baptist Church of Weber City, VA.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Vinada Lay Brickey; daughter, Janice Martin; brothers, Robert C. “Bob” and first wife Mary Brickey, Warner E. Brickey and wife Geneva; brothers-in-law, William, Ernest and Jim Lay and sister-in-law, Betty Lay. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Brickey, Portsmouth, VA; sons, Ron Brickey and wife Charlene, Kingsport, TN, Greg Brickey and wife Susie, Mount Carmel, TN; son-in-law, Dr. Rick Martin, Ridgeland, MISS; grandchildren, Joel and David Martin, Cassandra, Aaron and Brianna Brickey; sister, Jewel Webb and husband William “Buck” Jones; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, J.D. Lay and wife Helen, Kingsport, TN, Roy Lay and wife Peggy, Florida, John Lay and wife Maureen, Florida, Joan (Lay) and husband Jimmy Snapp, Kingsport, TN, Joanne Lay, California, Madge Lay, Georgia and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 12, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7 PM in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing and Pastor Stephen Lay officiating. Music will be provided by Pastor Stephen Lay.

Military graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 11 AM in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with American Legion Post #3/265 and the Virginia National Guard officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and family friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 155 Shady Elm Lane, Weber City, VA 24290 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries

Submitted by Don Lane

Iva Ruth (Quillen) Bridges

MOUNT CARMEL - Iva Ruth Quillen Bridges, 87, formerly of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord at 8 a.m. Wednesday ( Sept. 10, 2003 ) at the residence of her daughter surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on June 19, 1916 , she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Lola Myers Quillen. She had resided in this area for the past 44 years. She was a homemaker.

She was a charter member and a former Junior Girls Sunday School teacher at Reservoir Road Baptist Church .

Mrs. Bridges will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Paul A. Bridges in 1989; her infant twin brother, Harlow Quillen; one son, Talmadge Bridges; three brothers, Ed Quillen, Archie Quillen and Sam Quillen; and one sister, Nora Mueller.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Kelsey (Daphne) Clonce of Mount Carmel; four grandchildren, Mark Clonce and wife Mikki of Mount Carmel, Rebecca Hayes and husband Ken of Blountville, Talmadge Bridges II and wife Karen of Kingsport, and Scott Bridges of Kingsport; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence of her daughter.

A Celebration of her life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Kyker and the Rev. F. M. Brown will officiate. Eulogy will be by Mark Clonce.

Special music will be provided by Ken Hayes and Sue Burns.

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

Pallbearers will be Mark Clonce, Ken Hayes, Brian Alvis, Bill Scalf, James Stapleton and Denver Blair.

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Clarence E. Bright

HILTONS, Va. - Clarence E. Bright, 95, departed this life early Sunday morning (July 9, 2000) at his residence.

He was a native of Wise County. He retired from Tennessee Eastman 35 years ago.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Lucille McMurray Bright; daughter, Louise McCracken; infant son, Howard Bright; sister, Daisy Hawkins; one half brother.

Surviving are daughters, Edith Bright Gardner, Verna Harris and husband, Hubert and Debra Sampson and husband, David, all of Gate City, Va.; sons, Jack Bright, Allen Bright and wife, Barbara, both of Hiltons, Va., Billy Joe Bright, Mount Carmel; one half-brother; one half-sister; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Marvin Lane and the Rev. Earl Austin officiating.

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

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Burial will be at noon Wednesday in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

 

Kingsport Times-News

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David William Bright

CHURCH HILL - David William Bright , 57, 104 Kay St., died unexpectedly Tuesday (Nov. 3, 1998) at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Born in Hiltons, Va., he had spent most of his life in Church Hill. He was factory trained in wheel alignment. He owned Bright Motor Company and was a local homebuilder. He was a member of State Line Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlin "Hoss" and Janice Daisy Bright.

Surviving are his loving wife of 27 years, Louise Gilliam Templeton Bright , of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, George and Lisa Gray, Jonesborough, and James and Karen Templeton McClellan, Roanoke, Va.; three grandchildren, Lindsey Hope Gray, Landon Heath Gray and Emily Angeline McClellan; four sisters, Mrs. Pat (Cledith) McMurray, Mrs. Carles (Ruth) Bright, Mrs. Ralph (Inez) Anderson, Mrs. Clifford (Mary Ann) Starnes; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 104 Kay St.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating. Music will be provided by the McGlothlins.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home one hour prior to going to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

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Ernest “Ernie” Bright

KINGSPORT — Ernie Bright, 61, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (March 14, 2012).

Born on Aug. 7, 1950, in Kingsport, Mr. Bright was retired from Don Billings Kingsport Motors. He enjoyed trading and tinkering with watches and clocks and will be fondly remembered by many as a wonderful, helpful neighbor and friend. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed singing quartet style music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon Bright Jr. and Irene Taylor Bright; brother, Roger Bright; and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his companion and caregiver, Linda Cavin, Kingsport; daughter, Melissa Collins, Kingsport; son, Travis Bright, Kingsport ; one grandson and one granddaughter; mother of his children, Julia Bright, Kingsport; brother, Bobby Bright and wife, Judy, Gate City, Va.; several nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins; special friend, Kathy Flanary; and loving feline friend, Angel.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Light, and “Rookie” and Danny, friends from Maple Oak Apartments.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 200 Professional Park Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the 4th floor staff of Indian Path Medical Center, staff of Brookhaven Manor and staff of Amedisys Hospice for the care and concern shown to Ernie during his illness.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Lessie C. (Hooker) Bright

HILTONS, Va. - Lessie C. Bright, 96, formerly of Hiltons, departed this life late Monday ( Aug. 21, 2000 ) at the Brian Center in Weber City , Va.

She was a native of Dickerson County , Va. and was a homemaker.

She was a charter member of Hiltons Heritage Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Bright; son, Kelly Bright; daughter, Bernice Bright Bays; granddaughter, Barbara Bays Carter.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Nell Taylor, Fort Wayne, Ind., Eula Faye and Henry Taylor, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Lottie Bright, Athens, Tenn., Johnny and Bronya Bright, Paul and Linda Bright, both of Hiltons, Va.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Eva Fleenor and Dorsey Ketron, both of Kingsport, Pearle Nall, Perry, Ga.; many friends and neighbors.

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

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

Music will be by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holston View Cemetery .

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brian Center Activity Fund, 105 Clonce Street , Weber City , Va. 24290 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Ruben Bright

Ruben Bright, 82, a former Kingsport area resident, died in LeGrande, Calif., Thursday [3/17/1966] after a lingering illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he spent about 35 years here before moving to California. He had farmed in Virginia and in California, and he and a son Arthur, had owned and operated Bright's Nursery.

In addition to Arthur Bright in California, survivors include two other sons, Roy of Blountville and Lloyd Bright, Kingsport; a brother, Squire Bright, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will-be Saturday in the Merced Funeral Chapel.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Friday, March 18, 1966)

Kingsport News

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Sula Mae (Addington) Parris Britts

KINGSPORT — Sula A. Britts, 98, died Tuesday (Feb. 17, 2009) at Brookhaven Manor after a short illness.

Sula was born in Tulare, Calif. on Jan. 30, 1911, to Van and Minnie Moody Addington, on a ranch equipping miners heading for the gold fields. She moved from California to a farm in Maces Springs, Va., in 1913. Sula graduated from Hilton High School in 1926 at age 15.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Borden Mills from 1925 to 1931. Later she worked in the offices at Holston Defense (Frazier-Brace) during World War II, then as head cashier at Montgomery Ward until they closed their downtown Kingsport store. She then worked at Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan for 17 years until her retirement.

At age 64, she joined General Nutrition Center as assistant manager until her next retirement eight years later. Sula was a member of United Methodist Church most of her life.

Sula was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Paul Parris; and her second husband, Raymond E. Britts. Also, preceding her in death were her parents, daughter, Pauline Elizabeth and husband, James R. Castle, Sr.; brother, Willis Addington and wife, Nell; sister, Hesba and her husband, J.D. Barnes; and a granddaughter, Donna Jan Parris.

Sula is survived by two sons, Donald L. Parris, Sr. and Herbert E. Parris, both of Kingsport. Also surviving are her two sisters, Edna A. Heglar of Kingsport, and Helen Ellis and husband, Matt of Chattanooga; three grandsons, Donald L. Parris, Jr., James R. Castle, Jr. and Jonathan Soper; two granddaughters, Deborah Pinkston and Ivy Jo Michaels; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one great-great-grandson.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Brookhaven Manor for the tender care they showed our mother during her stay there.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Spurgeon McCartt, officiating.

Music will be provided by John Mullen. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Arthur Glen Broadwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Arthur Broadwater, 68, entered into rest Sunday (Dec. 7, 2003) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Robert and Etta Hilton Broadwater.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Reba Castle; two brothers, Kenneth Broadwater and an infant brother, Frank.

He served in the Navy Reserve and was also self-employed.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Andy Bradley, Blountville, Robin and Clint Peters, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two sons, Richard Broadwater, Gate City, Va., and Gary W. Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; two sisters, Marie Grigsby and Angeline Smith, both of Nickelsville, Va.; two brothers, Garland and Lowell Broadwater, both of Nickelsville, Va.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 6 to 8 Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the home of Marie Grigsby, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating.

Music will be provided by Gethsemane Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Beverly Johnson "B.J." Broadwater

GATE CITY — Beverly Johnson (B.J.) Broadwater, 89, Gate City, Va., passed away Friday (June 27, 2008) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Broadwater was born in Scott County, Va. on April 17, 1919, a son of the late, William Alexander and Clara McConnell Broadwater.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, Gate City United Methodist Church and the Virginia Pharmaceutical Association.

He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia College of Pharmacy. From 1946-1949 he was a pharmaceutical representative for Abbott Laboratories. In 1949, he began his pharmacy career in Gate City, retiring from Broadwater Drug in 2002.

B.J. loved his family, Big Blue sports, and all of the people of Scott County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jonsy Wingfield Broadwater in 2004; and sisters, Kate B. Addington, Pauline B. Richmond, Fannie B. Repass, Ruth B. Carter, Jacqueline B. Quillen and Jo B. Bledsoe and brothers, Bill Broadwater and Charles Broadwater.

Surviving are his daughter, Beverley Broadwater Roberts, Knoxville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Kelley Wingfield Roberts; brothers, James L. Broadwater and Riley Broadwater along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home, and from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday at the Gate City United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Gate City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Barber and the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

Jim Belt Baker will provide the music.

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

Shane Miller, Billy Quillen, Greg Richmond, Tony Street, Bucky Clabaugh and Steve Barrett will serve as pallbearers.

J.C. Phillips, Harry Penley, Ward Smith and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105 or the charity of one’s choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of B.J. Broadwater.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clara M. (McConnell) Broadwater

GATE CITY - Mrs. W. A. Broadwater, 84, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport at 8:24 p.m. Saturday [11/10/1973] after a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. J. R. Addington and Mrs. E. H. Richmond, both of Gate City; Mrs. J. H. Repass and Mrs. George Carter, Kingsport; Mrs. H. E. Quillen and Mrs. J. B. Bledsoe Jr., Gate City; sons, W. M., Charles E., B. J., James L. and Riley F. Broadwater, all of Gate City; brother, Leland S. McConnell, Catawba, Va.; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Broadwater of Gate City will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home, with Dr. Edwin C. Berwanger and Rev. Bob Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Gate City Funeral Home in charge.

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

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Edd Howard Broadwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Edd Howard Broadwater, 81, of Nickelsville, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, (May 7, 2011) at his home.

Born Feb. 10, 1930 , in Nickelsville , Va. , Mr. Broadwater was a lifelong farmer and faithful bus driver for the Scott County School System for 49 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rhea Broadwater and Mary Combs Broadwater; two brothers, George Rex Broadwater and Glen Broadwater.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Emma Jean Broadwater, of the home; daughters, Deborah St. John and husband, Larry, Kingsport, and Karen Powers, Gate City, Va.; son, Glen Broadwater and wife, Linda, Nickelsville, Va.; sister, Eva Roberson, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Jennifer Kingery and husband, Shawn, Nana Broadwater and fiance, Jason McKinney, Jason Powers, Ashley Mauk and husband, Brian; great-grandson, Xander Kingery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the Broadwater residence or the residence of his sister, Eva Roberson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins and Rev. George Odle officiating.

Music will be provided by the Gethsemane Quartet.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scott County School Bus drivers.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Bristol Home Health, Brian Center , Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia .

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

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Garland Buford Broadwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Garland Buford Broadwater, 82, entered into rest Monday (Dec. 13, 2004) at his residence.

He was born July 22, 1922 in Scott County, Va., to the late Robert Jefferson Broadwater and Etta Hilton Broadwater.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Reba Castle; brothers, Arthur and Kenneth Broadwater; and an infant brother.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Nell Broadwater, Nickelsville; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Gerald White, Nickelsville; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Peggy Broadwater, Nickelsville; two sisters and brother-in-law, Angeline B. and W.H. Smith Jr., and Marie Grigsby, all of Nickelsville; brother and sister-in-law, Lowell and Peggy Broadwater, Nickelsville; grandchildren, Jacob, Joseph and Leigh Ann Broadwater, Jennifer Frazier and Suzanne Bond; and several nieces and nephews; special friend and caregiver, Debra Beebe.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at House of Prayer Church and anytime at the residence.

Services will be at 7 p.m. with Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nickelsville Community Cemetery conducted by Honor Guard of VFW Post #9864 of Lebanon, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Broadwater, Joseph Broadwater, Roger Rose, Joe Meade, James Mullins and Joe Collins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Walton and Anthony Austin.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

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Glenn Morris Broadwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va., Aug. 8, 1939.

Glenn Morris Broadwatrer, four year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Rhea Broadwater, died today at Community hospital in Kingsport, Tenn., following a major operation.

Besides the parents, one brother, Ed Broadwater; one sister, Eva Broadwater; and the grandparents survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Baptist church here with the Rev. Larry Atkinson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ruth Kilgore. Burial will be in the Nickelsville cemetery.

Kingsport Times; 8 Aug. 1939

Iva Beatrice (Quillin) Broadwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Iva Beatrice Broadwater, 90, went to be with her Lord Wednesday ( Feb. 7, 2001 ) at Wexford House in Kingsport .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on Nov. 19, 1910 to the late Chris and Martha McConnell Quillen. She was a self-employed restaurant owner and a member of the Nickelsville First Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Broadwater; two sons, Jack Wayne Broadwater and Paul B. Broadwater; nine brothers and sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Kathy Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter-in-law, Thelma Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Chris Broadwater, Marquietta �Missy� Broadwater, Jackie Stevens, Eddie Broadwater, David Bevins, and Janet Broadwater; great-grandchildren, Justin Stevens, Jonathan Broadwater and Emily Broadwater; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the residence of the son, Harry Broadwater.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nickelsville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

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

Music will be provided by Bobby Hillman and the Nickelsville First Baptist Choir.

Burial will be in Nickelsville Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be David Bevins, Eddie Broadwater, Chris Broadwater, Jonathan Broadwater, Nathaniel Culbertson and Howard Broadwater.

Kingsport Times-News
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J. B. Broadwater

TAMPA, Fla. - J.B. Broadwater, 82, formerly of Nickelsville, Va., departed this life Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001) in Tampa, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Degion B. and Lilly Broadwater; two infant sons; and a brother, Oliver Broadwater.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Broadwater, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Alice Broadwater, Tampa, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Donna Broadwater, Knoxville; four grandchildren; one step-grandson; sisters, Lois Rose and Ann Dougherty, both of Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Hubert (Hute) Broadwater, Fred Broadwater, Jerry Broadwater, all of Nickelsville, Va., D.B. (Rod) Broadwater, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral and burial will be in Tampa, Fla.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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James Michael Broadwater

WEBER CITY - James Michael Broadwater, 2-1/2 years old of Richmond, Va., died unexpectedly Sunday morning [ 6/20/1965 ].

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Broadwater of Richmond , Va.

Survivors, other than the parents, are the paternal grandparent, Mrs. D. B. Broadwater Sr., of Nickelsville, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Wampler of Nickelsville, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Addington Frame Church by Rev. John Gardner and Rev. Basil Freeman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City . The family will receive friends at the funeral home and at the home of Herbcrt Pippin in Weber City .

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, June 22, 1965)

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John D. Broadwater Jr. (infant)

Nickelsville, Va. - John D. Broadwater, Jr., infant twin son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Broadwater of near here, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday [9/27/1946] at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Surviving are his parents; a twin brother; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Digeon Broadwater; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, Newbern, N. C.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the home with the Rev. Mr. Clark officiating.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, September 29, 1946)

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Jonsy (Wingfield) Broadwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Jonsy Wingfield Broadwater, 83, entered into rest Friday (Sept. 17, 2004) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Broadwater was born in Campbell County, Va., on July 8, 1921, a daughter of the late Charles and Nannie Asher Wingfield.

She attended the University of Richmond and Pan American Business College and was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, her sister, Evelyn Wingfield Hill; and brothers, Haywood and Carlton Wingfield preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, B.J. Broadwater, Gate City, Va.; her daughter, Beverley Broadwater Roberts, Knoxville; granddaughter, Kelley Wingfield Roberts, Knoxville; three nieces and one nephew.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Dale Wyrick, the Rev. Lynn Marstin and the Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by Jim Belt Baker.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Nursery Fund of the Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 East Walnut Street, Gate City, Va. 24251 or the Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

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Kenneth B. Broadwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Kenneth B. Broadwater, 81, of Route 1, departed this life for his heavenly home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (March 24, 2002) at the V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on February 9, 1921, and was the son of the late Robert Broadwater and Etta Hilton Broadwater. He was a Marine Corps. and Army veteran of World War II, having earned the expert marksman qualifications in 1942 and qualified parachutist in 1942 to 1944. He served in action in the South Pacific area from 1942 to 1944.

He was employed for 12 years as Nickelsville Postmaster.

Mr. Broadwater was a member of West End Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby brother, Frank Broadwater; sister, Reba Castle.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Wilson Broadwater of the home; daughter, Kathy Kilcoyne, Marietta, Ga.; grandsons, Baron and Cory Kilcoyne, Marietta, Ga.; sisters, Marie Grigsby, Angeline Smith and husband Junior, all of Nickelsville; brothers, Garland Broadwater, Lowell Broadwater, Arthur Broadwater, all of Nickelsville; stepdaughters, Carolyn Templeton and Cindy Williams, both of Kingsport, Kathy Wilson of the home; stepsons, Carson W. Wilson and Creig Wilson, both of Kingsport; a special stepson, Robert H. Wilson, Nickelsville; stepgrandchildren, Dustin Wilson, David Jones, Brandon Wilson, Carol and Missy Templeton, Jackie Fender, Brian Wilson, all of Kingsport; special friend, Mary Wilder, Nickelsville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by the Harbor Light Quartet.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., conducted the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Donnie Broadwater, Jake Broadwater, Dustin Wilson, David Jones, Brandon Wilson, Johnny Williams, Gerald White, Creig Wilson.

Kingsport Times-News

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Thelma J. (Addington) Broadwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Mrs. Thelma Broadwater, 71, Nickelsville, Va. passed away, Saturday, (Sept. 22, 2007) at her residence.
Mrs. Broadwater was born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 31, 1936, a daughter of the late Willard Joseph and Sarah Blanche Smith Addington.
She was a member of Meade’s Chapel Church .
In addition to her parents, her husband, Paul Bruce “PeBo” Broadwater; and an infant sister, Violet Ruth Addington, preceded her in death.
Surviving is her son, Paul Edward “Eddie” Broadwater and wife, Lisa, Kingsport; her granddaughter, Chloe Broadwater; sister, Norma Jean Kilgore, Nickelsville, Va.; special nieces, Jean Quillen, Diane Williams and Janet Broadwater; and a special nephew, David Bevins; along with three very special friends, Sally Ann Smith, Ruby Meade, Betty Elliott, Ruth and Margaret Castle.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating.
Jerry Meade will provide the music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nickelsville Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va.
Tim Quillen, David Bevins, Harry Broadwater, Howard Broadwater, Jonathan H. Broadwater, Jonathan R. Broadwater and Darryl Williams will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Tri-Cities Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 5835 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Broadwater family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Betty L. (Peters) Brooks

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Betty L. Peters Brooks, 61, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, entered into the Lord's arms Saturday (Aug. 21, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. Brooks was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 12, 1942, a daughter of the late Issac H. and Myrtle Fuller Peters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Curtis H. Peters and Issac H. Peters Jr.; sister, Victoria Ashworth; and an infant brother and sister.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Brooks, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa Gullotta Gray and Alan Gray, Kingsport, and Michelle and Shannon Jones, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Susan Brooks, Kingsport, and Jeff and Jodie Brooks, Kingsport; grandchildren, Brittany Brooks, Caitlyn Jones, Donovan Jones, Micaela Jones, Julian Gullotta, Nikolaus Gullotta, Corey Brooks and Carrie Brooks; sisters, Peggy Brooks, Surgoinsville, Martha Dalton, Blountville, and Ethel Wolfe, Kingsport; brothers, Joseph Peters, Charlie Peters, and Jack Peters, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawson Confederate Cemetery in Scott County, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends, Alan Gray, Shannon Jones, Gerald Brooks, Jeff Peters, Gary Brooks, Terrance Bradley, Bobby Cain and Travis Cain will serve as pallbearers.

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Brian Dale Brooks

Brian Dale Brooks, 42, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his residence.

Brian was born in Sullivan County, TN on October 7, 1968 to Roger D. and Beulah Loraine Scalf Brooks.

Brian was a very sweet person. During his entire life he never met a stranger. He loved people and people loved him. Brian loved assembling his model cars and trucks, sometimes just making his own creations. He loved movies, music and video games. He was also a huge Dale Earnhardt fan. He loved to draw and share his creations with his family and friends. Being an artist for sure, his creativity was amazing. And above all, he loved the Lord.

He is survived by his parents, Roger D. Brooks and Beulah Loraine Brooks, Gate City, VA; and his sister, Angie Harris and husband, Kent, Kingsport, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Juanita S Falin Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Scott Fields officiating. A eulogy will be given by Teddy Pendleton. Tammy Riner will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Brian Brooks.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Charles Alvin Brooks

KINGSPORT - Charles Alvin Brooks, 74, passed away peacefully Thursday morning ( Sept. 15, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Brooks was born in Scott County, Va., the son of the late George and Ora Davis Brooks . He proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Korean Conflict. He had a distinguished 30-year career of building residential homes and commercial buildings in and around Kingsport . When resold, the realty market referred to homes built by Mr. Brooks as "Brooks-built" to describe the superior quality of construction.

Mr. Brooks was of the Baptist faith and attended Sunnyside Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Dempsey Brooks, Lester Brooks, Carlos Brooks, and Carl "C. B." Brooks; one sister, Virgie Newton; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Blanche Epperson.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Marie Epperson Brooks of the home; son, Bill Brooks and wife, Angie, Church Hill; daughter, Deb Moody and husband Glen, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Joshua Moody and wife Sarah, Kingsport and Melody Moody, Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Marie Wolfe and husband, Ralph, Kingsport and Estle Adams and husband, Raymond, Knoxville; sister-in-law, Thelma Brooks, Kingsport; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Dr. Jack Parrott and Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va. , by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Military Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Kingsport Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952 , Kingsport , Tenn. , 37664 .

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Claude Elmer Brooks

GATE CITY, Va. — Claude Elmer Brooks, 83, entered into rest at his residence. [16 May 2008]

He was born in Scott County , Va. on Sept. 17, 1924 to the late David Sullivan Brooks and Blanche Lee Whisnant Brooks.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Charles T. Quillen and John D. Williams.

Claude had a great love for the Lord, whom he came to know at an early age.

Survivors include his sisters, Betty Quillen, Kingsport and Ann Williams, Hiltons, Va.; brothers, Kelly Brooks and wife, Helen, Don Brooks and wife, Wilma, Eddie Brooks and wife, Sandra, Johnie Brooks and wife, Carolyn, all of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Garry Eads officiating.

Music will be provided by Roy Ison.

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

Pallbearers will be his nephews and friends, Michael A. Quillen, David Brooks, Robbie Brooks, Corey Shepherd, Harold Ketron Jr., Dennie Haynes, Coy Arnold and Travis Jackson.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Brooks family.

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Craig Haynes Brooks

(His grandmother was a McConnell b. Scott Co)

SURGOINSVILLE — Craig Haynes Brooks, of Surgoinsville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday (Dec. 22, 2008).

Born on May 5, 1960, Craig graduated from Surgoinsville High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Surgoinsville.

He was a member of IBEW 934 and was a journeyman wireman. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a devoted father to his daughter, Kierney.

Craig was preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Brooks; his maternal grandparents, Henry and Nellie Sandidge.

Survivors include his daughter, Kierney; wife, Tammy; mother and step-father, Patsy and Charles Ellis; sister, Sherry Brooks; niece and nephew, Brooke and Christopher Christian.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill, 1115 Hwy. 11-W, Church Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Vaughn officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

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

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Nola Dean (Sampson) Brooks

FAIRBORN, Ohio - Nola S. Brooks, 70, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Saturday (Sept. 10, 2006).

Mrs. Brooks was born in Kingsport, but resided most of her life in Fairborn, Ohio.

She was a long-time member of Fairborn St. Luke United Methodist Church in Fairborn, Ohio. Nola was a devoted wife who spent her time caring for her family and raising her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richmond and Frances Sampson; two brothers, Bill and Alfred Sampson; and one son, David L Brooks.

Surviving are her husband, Walter L. Brooks, Jr., Fairborn, Ohio; one daughter, Teresa Campbell and husband Don, Lewis Center, Ohio; two sisters, Patsy Johnson, Kingsport, and Phyllis Tuggle, Fairborn, Ohio; one brother, Lonnie Sampson and wife Louise, Blountville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Gene Hughes officiating.

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

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

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Peggy Ann (Peters) Brooks

ROGERSVILLE - Peggy Ann Brooks, 67, loving wife, mother, grandmother and cherished aunt, entered into eternal rest with Jesus on Sunday (Oct. 16, 2005).

She was born Aug. 23, 1938 in Scott County, Va., to the late Isaac Harmon and Myrtle Fuller Peters. She worked as an LPN for many years.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Brooks and Vickie Ashworth; brothers, Isaac (Junior) Peters, Curtis Peters; and nephew, L.H. Peters.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Brooks, Rogersville; two sons, Gary and Gerald Brooks, both of Rogersville; two sisters, Ethel Wolfe, Church Hill, and Martha Dalton, Blountville; three brothers, Joseph, Charlie and Jack Peters, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Holly Brooks, Meghan Brooks and Ashley Lewis; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lawson Confederate Cemetery, Snowflake community. The family will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Sandra Kay (Pendleton) Brooks

Sandra Kay Pendleton Brooks, 69, Gate City, VA passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Brooks was born in Sullivan County, TN on October 17, 1942, daughter of the late Robert A. and Martha Dale Mann Pendleton.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie Brooks, Gate City, VA; sons, David Brooks and wife, Cindy, Kingsport, TN and Robert Brooks, Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Kayla Brooks, Kristen Brooks, Isaac Brooks, Ethan Brooks, and Breeanna Sargent; sister, Barbara McNally, Gate City, VA ; brother, Phillip Pendleton, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating. Judy McConnell will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:50 a.m. at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Sandra Kay Pendleton Brooks.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

James Edward "Jim" Browder

KINGSPORT - James Edward "Jim" Browder, 56, passed away Tuesday (April 4, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hiltons, Va., he had lived in Kingsport most of his life and received his associate degree from Steed Business College. James served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and in the Army Reserves during Desert Storm. He had been employed at Eastman Chemical Company for the past 26 years.

James loved to ride his motorcycles, travel, and putter around in his garage. He was proficient in carpentry and woodworking by making most anything.

His parents, John and Mary Iva Browder; brother, Don Browder; and several aunts and uncles preceded him in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Leslie Newland and husband Troy of Sevierville, Jimmie Browder, Kingsport, Lindsey Stafford and husband Michael, Church Hill; fiancée, Darla Nye, Kingsport; two sisters, Crodia Neeley and husband Fred, Kingsport, Sharon Owens and husband Bill, Blountville; four brothers, John R. Browder Jr. and wife Charlotte, Bristol, Dwight Browder and wife Leona, Kingsport, Tommy Browder and wife Merita, Hiltons, Va., Rick Browder and wife Vickie of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Falin, Pastor J.W. Depew and Tom Browder officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery with military rites.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Sears, Troy Doran, Josh Billheimer, Terry Browder, Johnny Browder and Freddie Neeley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Henley, Leland Doran, Mike Spivey, Matthew Browder and David Browder.

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John Ruben Browder Sr.

HILTONS, Va. - John Ruben Browder Sr., 85, went to be with the Lord at 9:10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 9, 1999) at Wexford House after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Browder was one of the founders of Browders Chapel Church and was a retired employee of the Kingsport Press.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Iva Bethany Browder ; his father and mother, Henry and Mattie McMurray Browder ; one son, Donald Browder ; and four sisters.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Crodia and Fred Neeley, Kingsport, Sharon Browder Billheimer, Kingsport; five sons and daughters-in-law, John Ruben Jr. and Charlotte Browder , Elizabethton, Dwight and Leona Browder , Kingsport, Jim Browder , Kingsport, Tom and Merita Browder , Hiltons, Rick Browder , Nashville; 14 grandchildren, Sherry Neeley Johnson and (Phil), Freddie Neeley and (Lisa), Johnny Browder and (Tina), Terry Browder and (Robin), Tina Browder Taylor, Leslie Browder , Jimmy Browder , Lindsey Browder , Matthew Browder , David Browder , Joshua Billheimer, Angel Billheimer, Shannon Browder , Ashley Browder ; eight great-grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Madison Johnson, Hunter Neeley, Tiffany Browder , Whitney Browder , Faith Browder , Alyssa Taylor, Jordan Taylor; two sisters, Bert Burdine and Lizzie Jane Browder Shaffer, both of Blountville; two brothers, Therman Browder , Kingsport, Pat Browder , Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown or other times at Browders Chapel Fellowship Hall. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Browders Chapel Church with Pastor Kyle Falin, Pastor J.W. Depew, Terry Browder , Tom Browder and Evangelist Pat Hammonds officiating. Singers will be Sherry Johnson, Sharon Billheimer and The Browders.

The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Browder , David Browder , Johnny Browder , Joshua Billheimer, Freddie Neeley, Shannon Browder , Terry Browder and Larry Browder . Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Doran, Ezra Huffman, Glenn Kilgore, Melvin Richards and George Olinger.

Memorials may be given to Browders Chapel Church, Route 1 Box 275, Hiltons, Va. 24758. Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

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John W. "J. W." Browder

BRISTOL, Tenn. - John "J. W." Browder , 71, died Friday (March 19, 1999) at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

A native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he retired from the Raytheon Company with 15 years of service. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was also a proud member of the H.H.T. Foundation International Inc. He was a member of the Blountville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Cross Browder ; two sisters, Edith N. Wood, Hiltons, Va., and Lakie Ramey Counts, Blountville; two brothers-in-law, Whit Cross and Warner G. Jackson, Kingsport; two sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Browder and Lucille E. Jackson, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stephen Blakemore officiating.

Burial will follow at the Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be L. B. Cole, Norman Browder , Raymond Browder , Kenneth Taylor, Allen Haga, Kyle Browder.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blountville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 686, Blountville, TN 37617.

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Cecil Ray Brown

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

KINGSPORT - Cecil Ray Brown , 70, 1620 Fairidge Place, went to be with the Lord (Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999) at Greystone Healthcare.

He was born in Marion, N.C., and had lived in Kingsport since an early age. He was a veteran of the U.S Marine Corps, having served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Clinchfield Division of CSX Railroad Corp. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanne Clark, and a brother, L. W. Brown .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lou (Skeen) Brown , of the home; two sons, Daniel R. Brown and Joseph B. Brown , both of Kingsport; his father and mother, James R. ``J. R.'' and Mary Hensley Brown , Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. Bill (Ann) Randolph, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Willia Mae Brown , Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Temple Baptist Church (Memorial Court).

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Bobby Russell officiating. Friends may call anytime at the residence, 1620 Fairidge Place.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 in charge. Pallbearers will be the VFW Post No. 3382 Color Guard. Music will be provided by Scott Fleming and the church choir.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International (Kingsport East Camp), P.O. Box 571, Kingsport, TN 37662. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Don Lane

David A. Brown

KINGSPORT - David A. Brown, 45, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Sept. 7, 2006) at his home after an extended illness.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Warren.

David is survived by his wife, Carol Christian Brown; three sons, Kenneth Brown, David Brown, and Mark McClain and wife, Tina; one daughter, Melanie Spears; two grandchildren, Kialana and Kayla McClain; his mother, Wanda Jane Warren Presley and step-father, Carl Presley; his father, Ray Brown; three brothers, Tony Brown, Bill Brown and wife, Kathleen, and Billy Bishop; three sisters, Ruby Brown, Charlene Bowery, and Christine Davis and husband, Rick, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Alvin Estep.

The family will also receive friends at the home and at the home of his mother.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Morrison Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Estep, A.J. Carter, Steve Hall, William Farmer, Jason Christian, and Mark Christian.

The family would like to thank Hospice, family, and friends who have helped so much during David's illness.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of David Brown.

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Rev. F.M. Brown

KINGSPORT - Rev. F.M. Brown, 74, passed away Thursday ( Jan. 8, 2004 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. , he was a resident of Kingsport practically all of his life. He was a graduate of Sullivan High School and East Tennessee State University .

F.M. was a retired principal of the Sullivan County School System and pastored a number of Baptist churches in upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia .

He was a loving husband, father, "gramps" and "pippy".

F.M. was a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church .

His wife of 53 years, Jean Bailey Brown; parents, Eugene and Beulah Brown; brother, Paul Brown; and son, Woodrow Martin Brown; and his beloved dog, Princess, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Osborne Brown, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Teresa Brown, Kingsport, Scott G. and Pamela Brown, Newnan, Ga.; grandson, Jason Brown, and granddaughter, Marti Brown; three sisters, Colleen Hicks, Emma Wright and husband Wayne, Norma Teague and husband Fred, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at West View Missionary Baptist Church and anytime at 1426 W. Sullivan St .

Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Mike Stout, the Rev. A. Richard Ratliff, and the Rev. David Salley officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers are Harry Thompson, Harry Woods, Paul Strong, Terry Begley, Jim Mays, Bill Williams and Lee Dockery.

Honorary pallbearers are Wallace Ketron, J.C. Akard, Bob Taylor, Cecil Craft, Kemp Begley, Tommy Anderson and Curtis Lawson (in Memoriam).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620; American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, Gift Processing/WG, New York, N.Y. 10023; West View Missionary Baptist Church organ fund, 1037 Fairview Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or the charity of one's choice.

Special thanks to Dr. Robert Funke, Gastroenterology Associates, doctors and nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center , and the wonderful ladies at The Place of Kingsport .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown chapel, is serving the Brown family.

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Helen Estelle ( Hammonds ) Brown

KINGSPORT — Helen Estelle Hammonds Brown, 78, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( July 3, 2009 at Wexford House, Kingsport .

Born in Scott County , Va. ( Robinette Valley ) and had lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was a retired nursing assistance doing private duty nursing.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Louise Brown; her parents, Floyd R. and Annie Dills Hammonds; three brothers, Emmitt Hammonds, Charles C. Hammonds and James G. Hammonds; and her sister, Georgia Ketron.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Brown of Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in- law, Edward Wayne and Cindy Shell Brown and Michael Wallace and Sylvia Lewis Brown; three grandsons, Ethan Miles Brown, Ian Elliot Brown and Neil Patrick Brown; sister, Mrs. Garfield (Mary K.) Gardner ; and brother and sister- in-law, Rudolph and Francis Hammonds.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street , Kingsport with Pastor Brad Dennison officiating.

Music will be provided by Elliot Brown.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Entombment services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Oak Hill Mausoleum, Kingsport . Family and friends are asked to meet at the mausoleum at 9:55 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .

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

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Janie Ruth (Lane) Mann Brown

KINGSPORT — Janie Ruth Brown, 86, Kingsport, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday [8/13/2008] at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an apparent heart attack.

She was born in Kingsport, lived in Indiana for several years, resided in Florida for more than 13 years, and then returned to Kingsport where she had resided for the past 30 years.

Janie was employed with Eastman for 10 years as a cafeteria cashier. She was an avid bingo player.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Arlan M. Brown; two brothers, Jake Lane and Grover Lane; and a sister, Grace Bruner.

Surviving are a daughter, Coantha “Cookie” Church of Kingsport; one sister, Frances Johnson of Kingsport; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Janie Brown.

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Jean Bailey Brown

KINGSPORT - Jean Bailey Brown, 68, 1426 West Sullivan Street, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday ( May 16, 2001 ) in the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol , Tenn.

She lived in the Kingsport area and was a graduate of Sullivan High School . Mrs. Brown was a member of Summerville Baptist Church .

She was a loving wife, mother and Nana.

Survivors include her husband, F.M. Brown, Kingsport; two sons and their wives, Mike and Teresa Brown, Kingsport, Scott and Pamela Brown, Newnan, Ga.; two grandchildren, Marti Brown and Jason Brown; three sisters, Mrs. Clay (Marynell) Bowser, Mrs. Glen (Kathleen) Parvin, and Ruth Jones, all of Kingsport; one brother, Fred Bailey, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the West View Missionary Baptist Church , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the church with the Rev. A. Richard Ratliff, the Rev. D.W. Salley and Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Tommy Anderson, Cecil Craft, Bob Taylor, Harvey Thompson, Bill Williams, Sam Cox, J.M. Mays, and Kemp Begley.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Akard, Paul Nelson, Wallace Ketron, Jimmy Fleming, and John O�Dell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road , Bristol , Tenn. 37620 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the family of Jean Brown.

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Mary Lou Skeen Brown

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

KINGSPORT — Mary Lou Skeen Brown, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Oct. 31, 2008) at her residence after an extended illness, with her family and friends at her bedside.

Born in Scott County, (Nickelsville) Va., she had lived in Kingsport since the early 1950’s. She was a graduate of Nickelsville High School. She was a realtor with Town and County Realtors for several years and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Danny Brown (Aug. 2006); husband, Cecil R. Brown; (Feb. 1999); parents, Ira Milburn and Pearl Nickels Skeen; brothers, Charles W. Skeen and Lynn O. Skeen; and a sister, Faye Alley.

She is survived by her son, Joseph N. Brown, Kingsport; sister, Betty Osborne, Gate City; sister-in-law, Linda J. Skeen, Nicklesville, Va.; special friends, Carolyn Minnick and Martha Gillenwater; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bobby Russell and the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.

Music will be provided by Brenda Isaac.

Graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Society of Kingsport, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ray Brown

KINGSPORT — Ray Brown, 76, of Kingsport, died Thursday night (May 1, 2008) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.

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

Ray was preceded in death by a son, David Brown; and four brothers.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruby Brown and Glenn Towle, Charlene Bowery and Christine Davis, all of Kingsport; two sons, Billy Brown and wife, Kathleen and Tony Ray Brown and fiancée, Vanessa Lawson, all of Kingsport; one stepson, Billy Richards of Kingsport; two special grandchildren, Brandi Brown and Little Tony Brown; several other grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Persinger of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a private service at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ray Brown.

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Brenda Kay (Cox) (Cavin) Browning

KINGSPORT - Brenda K. Browning , 52, 1001 Shipp Street, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning ( April 25, 1999 ) at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol after and extended illness. She was born April 28, 1946 in Sullivan County , a daughter of Lawrence and Lois Jennings Linkous of Kingsport .

She was a beautician for more than 20 years. She was a member of Midfield Freewill Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, surviving are husband Robert L. Browning of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Cavin and Dwight Minnick of Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Patricia Cavin, Danny and Julie Cavin all of Kingsport; 3 brothers, Paul Cox of Kingsport, Wayne Cox of Bristol, Tenn., Ronald Cox of Nashville; one stepson, Brian Browning ; two step-daughters, Kristy Watts and Cathy Hawkins both of Kingsport; four grandchildren, C. J. and Kayla Minnick , Tosha and Brittany Cavin; seven step-grandchildren, Amanda, Angel, Cassey, Alex, Andy, Bryanna, Derek; several nieces, nephews and good friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Midfield Freewill Baptist Church or other times at the residence Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Billy Gragg, and the Rev. Bobby Alderman officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charles White and Judy Goins

Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Dwight Minnick, Tony and Danny Cavin, Paul, Wayne, Ronald Cox.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Midfield Freewill Baptist Church or Wellmont Hospice House.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Browning family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Paula Marie Brownlee

Paula Marie Brownlee, newborn infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Brownlee of Church Hill Route 3, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Saturday afternoon [3/22/1969.]

Surviving are her parents; a sister, Pamela; paternal grandparents, Charles Brownlee of Ripley, Ohio, and Mrs. Edra Brownlee, Xenia, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lona Rogers, Church

Hill; and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mellie Hammonds, Kingsport.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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A graveside funeral service for Paula Marie Brownlee, a newborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Brownlee of Church Hill Route 3, who died Saturday, will be held at 1 p.m. today in Ross Camp Ground Cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Begley will conduct the service. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Some Scott Co. ancestral families – Hammonds, Willliams, Gilliam, Peters, Lane, Carter)

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, March 23, 1969

Submitted by Don Lane

Drucilla Florence (McClellan) Broyles

Bristol -- Mrs. Drucilla Florence Broyles, 71, died Tuesday (June 1, 1943) at her home here.

A native of Scott County, Va., she is the widow of George H. Broyles, who died in 1910.

Survivors include six children and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Enix and Mrs. James Reed of Gate City; three brothers, Robert and G. C. McClellan of Gate City and James McClellan of Kingsport.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Burial at Weavers Union Church Cemetery, Sullivan Co, TN)

 

Kingsport Times, Thursday, June 3, 1943

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Joyce Ann (Flanary) Bruce

NORTON, Va. - Joyce Ann Flanary Bruce, 68, died Thursday ( Dec. 12, 2002 ) at her residence after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of the Norton area, she was a 1953 graduate of Wise High School .

She was preceded in death by her father, Worley A. Flanary; husbands, John L. Whitaker and Francis L. Bruce.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Gladys Flanary, Norton, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Joan Flanary and Jack and Lois Flanary, all of Norton, Va.; three nephews and two nieces.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton , Va.

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

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Laurel Grove Cemetery , where family and friends will meet at time of service.

Kingsport Times-News
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Annie Lois (Carico) Bruner

(Husband and his parents b. Scott Co.)

COEBURN, Va. — Annie Lois Bruner, 85, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Friday (March 27, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Lois was born in Dickenson County and lived most of her life there.

She gave her life to Christ when she was nine years old and lived her life for Jesus.

She helped start the auxiliary for the Sandy Ridge Fire Dept. and was a continued supporter.

She was known for her flowers and hand made quilts and was always ready to share with anyone that was interested.

She was preceded by her husband, Perry Patton Bruner; parents, Claude Franklin and Amanda Evelyn Carico; and one son, James Anthony Bruner.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Areatha B. and Randy Powers, Coeburn, and Arnelda and Jack Hale, Frankfort, Ky.; six sons, and their wives, Ronnie and Janelle Bruner, Kingsport, Gary and Iris Bruner, Bristol, Ill., Keith and Susie Bruner, Lexington, N.C., David and Mary Bruner, Mickey and Trish Bruner and Jared and Betty Bruner, all of Coeburn; one step son, Luther and Linda Bruner, Pennington Gap; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation for Annie Lois Bruner will be held today after 6 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held 8 p.m. with Rev. Glen Ritchie and Rev. Les Ritchie officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Grace Leota (Lane) Bruner

KINGSPORT - Grace Leota Bruner, 88, formerly of Weber City, Va., departed this life late Wednesday evening (Jan. 23, 2002) at the Sunbridge Brookhaven Care and Rehabilitation.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had lived in Indianapolis, Ind., where she was matron for Indianapolis School Board. She also lived in Monterey, Tenn. before coming to Kingsport.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Robert Bruner Sr.; a daughter, Dorothy Louise Cole; a son, Clarence Robert Bruner Jr.; parents, Worley C. Lane and Lona Rachael Penley Lane; brothers, Grover Lane and Hubert Lane.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Meretha and Leonard Durham, Monterey, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Darlene Bruner, Church Hill and Bill and Helen Bruner, Hartville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janie Brown (Morrison City), Kingsport and Frances Johnson (Morrison City), Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, Weber City, Va., with Pastor Rick Vannoy officiating.

Music will be by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Ellen (Horton) Bryant

CHURCH HILL - Dorothy Ellen Horton Bryant , 77, formerly of Clinchport, Va., entered into rest Thursday (April 29, 1999) at her residence.

Mrs. Bryant was born in Scott County, Va. on Aug. 12, 1921, a daughter of the late William S. and Ethel Falin Horton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Carson Bryant , Aug. 15, 1997; one son, Ricky Dean Bryant , 1980; three sisters, Hallie Horton McNutt, Harlan Rose Horton France and Nellie A. Horton; and one brother, William S. Horton Jr.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Kay Bryant Jacobs, Alexandria, Va., and Brenda Sue Bryant Perry, Kingsport; two sons, Anthony ``Tony'' Allen Bryant , Kingsport, and Thomas `'Tommy'' Edward Bryant , Church Hill; eight grandchildren, Carol, Timothy, Rebecca, Susan, Amanda, Stacie, Bradley and Andrew; five great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kayla, Haley, Hannah and Savannah; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Herron, the Rev. Olen Sloan and the Rev, Eckel Herron officiating. Music will be provided by the Heavenly Heirs.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sloantown Cemetery. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go into procession to the graveside.

Cecil Bryant , Donald Bryant , Burley Sloan, Garland France and grandsons, Timothy Bryant , Bradley Perry and Andrew Perry will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jeanette (Hartsock) Buchanan

Jeanette Buchanan, 90, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Friday, December 30, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Buchanan was born in Scott County, VA on October 21, 1921, the daughter of the late Sherman and Orpha Kilgore Hartsock.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Roy C. Buchanan; son-in-law, Glenn Vicars; sisters, Maude Addington and Jean Ratliff; and brothers, J.C., Joe, and Carl Hartsock preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Shirley Vicars, Nickelsville, VA; sons, Lowell Buchanan and wife, Ara, Kingsport, TN and Bill Buchanan and wife, Lorraine, Nickelsville, VA; grandchildren, David, Daniel, Melissa, Sara, Angela and DeShea; great grandchildren, Jessica and Grace; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Shirley Vicars. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating. David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Addington Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Gregory DeMotts and staff, Tony Street and Broadwater Drug, nursing staff of the 6th floor at Wellmont, Holston Valley, Advanced Home Health Care, and all who have been such a help to the Buchanan Family during her extended illness, for their love and care of Mrs. Buchanan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Greenwood Chapel Church, in care of Rev. Eddie Taylor.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jeanette Buchanan.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Irene (Horton) Buchanan

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Mary Irene Horton Buchanan died Friday ( July 20, 2001 ) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital .

Ms. Buchanan was born in the Rye Cove community of Scott County, Va., and spent most of her life in Big Stone Gap, Va., where she was an elementary education teacher in Derby, Appalachia and Big Stone Gap. She had a BS in Elementary Education from Radford College and a Masters in Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan M. Buchanan.

Surviving are three sons, Dan P. Buchanan, Huntsville , Ala. , Jim K. Buchanan, Hampton , Tenn. , and Phil Buchanan, Knoxville ; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverview Cemetery in East Stone Gap, Va. with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. today at her home, 322 Maple Ave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Food Bank, P.O. Box 217 , Big Stone Gap , Va. 24219 .

Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va. , is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Ray Buckles

KINGSPORT - Ray Buckles, 62, Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Jan. 11, 2007) at his home among family and friends.

Born in Sullivan County, where he lived his entire life, Ray was a graduate of Ketron High School and a veteran of the National Guard. He worked most of his life in radio, having announced for several area school sporting events. Other than his great love for radio, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, Tennessee football, and basketball. Ray had a love for people and talking to them.

He was a member of Mount Vernon Independent Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William N. Buckles and Roxie Doran Buckles; brother, Donald Lee Buckles; several uncles; and one aunt.

Surviving are three daughters, Tammy Clark, Kingsport; Traci Chandler and husband Brian, Chilhowie, Va.; and Kristen Rogers, Kingsport; one son, Scott Buckles, Kingsport; his special love and caregiver, Cheryl Roberts, Mount Carmel; one brother, Wayne Buckles and wife Debbie, Kingsport; one niece; one nephew; two uncles, Lawrence Doran, Youngtown, Ohio and Clayborn Buckles, Kingsport; special aunt, Eva Mae Buckles, Kingsport; and aunt, Bobie Mullins, Youngstown, Ohio.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Dr. Grady Lee and Rev. Gale Hartley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Junior Crawford, Nicky Keirsey, Charles Renner, Richard Fleming, Mike Dorton, and Robert Hall.

The family expresses a special thanks to Adventa Hospice for their loving care.

To help defray funeral expenses, memorials may be given to the family.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Nathaniel "Bill" Buckles

KINGSPORT - W.N. "Bill" Buckles, 87, of 405 Rainbow Circle, went to be with the Lord at 10 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 7, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Buckles was a self-employed building contractor and a real estate broker.

He was a Christian.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Roxie Buckles; a son, Don Buckles; sister, Bonnie Freeman; and a brother, Jim Buckles.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne Buckles and wife Deborah and Ray Buckles, all of Kingsport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clinton Buckles and John Buckles, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. L. Grady Lee and the Rev. Gale Hartley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg Buckles, Kevin Leonard, Robert Hall and Jim Mays.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Flossie Pauline (Langrel) Bumette

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Flossie Pauline Bumette, 76, passed away Friday (April 28, 2006) at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. and had been a resident of Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap for the past two years.

She is survived by her friends and staff at Heritage Hall Healthcare and by the Mountain Empire Older Citizens.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the American Legion Cemetery with Pastor Greg Townsend officiating. Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Louise (Greer) Burchell

CHURCH HILL - Martha Louise Greer Burchell, 47, 579 Morgan St., Church Hill, died Thursday (April 21, 1994) at her residence.

Born in Washington County, Va. (Bristol), she moved to Kingsport in 1948. She attended Lynn View High School and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy G. Head and her mother, Ola Greer Worley.

Surviving are her husband, Darrell E. Burchell Sr., of the home; one daughter, Ms. Robin Burchell, of the home; one son, Darrell E. “Gene” Burchell Jr., Church Hill; one granddaughter; her mother, Nellie Castle Head, Church Hill; four sisters, Mrs. James Arthur (Emma) Higgins, Bristol, Tenn., Ms. Brenda Sorah, Bristol, Va., Mrs. Buddy (Phyllis) Booker, Bristol, Tenn., and Mrs. Ron (Sharon) Derick, Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, Eddie Wor­ley, Bristol, Tenn., and Gary Wor­ley, Lexington, N.C.; two stepbrothers, James Head, Gray and Dave Head, Kingsport; sev­eral nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil F. Burchett

KINGSPORT - Cecil F. Burchett, 91, of Kingsport, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday (April 10, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born August 29, 1915 in Scott County, Va., the son of the late Jonas L Burchett and Laura Bell Johnson Burchett. He has been a resident of Kingsport for more than 80 years.

Mr. Burchett was a chemist for Eastman for more than 41 years. He was a graduate of Emory and Henry College where he played baseball and football. He also was an athlete at Dobyns Bennett High School participating in baseball, football, basketball and running track.

Mr. Burchett was one of the founding leaders of Indian Springs Baptist Church where he served many years as Chairman of the Deacon Board. He also was a member of the American Chemical Society.

"Cecil was a devoted caregiver to his loving family and a faithful servant to his Lord."

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Berniece Pridemore Burchett; two sisters, Nettie Fleenor and Nessie Hopkins; and two brothers, Ray Burchett and Edgar Burchett.

He is survived by four daughters, Sona Foster and her husband Don, Patricia Hollenkamp, Connie Smith and her husband Tony, and Vivian Lees and her husband Doug; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted today at 7 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Roc Collins officiating.

Graveside services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park where family and friends may assemble at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m.

Indian Springs Baptist Church Deacons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the #4 Men's Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Indian Springs Baptist Church Building Fund.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your Dignity Memorial provider is serving the Burchett family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Geneva Delores (McClellan) Burchett

RICHMOND, Mo. - Geneva Delores Burchett, 75, Richmond, Mo., passed away Thursday (May 3, 2007) at the Shirkey Nursing & Rehab Center.

Mrs. Burchett was born on May 31, 1931 in Kingsport and was the daughter of John and Mary Helen (Martin) McClellan. She was married to Albert Burchett on Aug. 7, 1982. Prior to retirement, she was a teacher. She enjoyed gardening and dancing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Burchett.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Teresa Olson, Richmond, Mo., and Shawn Ridge, Marshall, Mo.; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Polley Funeral Home, Richmond, Mo.

Services were held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jonas L. Burchett

I. L. [sic, should be J. L.] Burchett, 69, was found dead in his barn at Indian Springs late Thursday afternoon [8/15/1946], Constable J. E. Upchurch said.

Upchurch, who is Sullivan County deputy coroner, said he qualified a coroner's jury and there was no evidence of foul play.

Members of Burchett's family said he left the house early Thursday morning and failed to come in for lunch. He was found late in the afternoon by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Cecil Burchett.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Laura Johnson Burchett; three sons, Edgar, Ray and Cecil Burchett; two daughters, Mrs. Scott Fleenor and Mrs. Raymond Hopkins; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

(Kingsport News, Friday, August 16, 1946)

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Funeral services for J. L. Burchett, 69, who was found dead at Indian Springs Thursday, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., at Pleasantview Baptist Church in Highland Park.

The Rev. W. B. Robinette and the Rev. Ralph Cook will officiate. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

(Jonas was b. Scott Co and the family lived there at least in early 1900s. His parents were Thomas J. Burchett and Emily Lou Gilliam.)

Kingsport News, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy Carolyn (Quillen) Burchfield

KINGSPORT - Nancy Carolyn Quillen Burchfield passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at her home.

She is preceded in death by her father; Walter Edwin Quillen; her sister, Betty J. Eaton and her special uncle, Verlon Ketron

Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Bethel H. Burchfield; three daughters, Michelle Smith & husband Todd, Melissa Williams, Melanie Darnell & husband Brett; five grandchildren, Whitney Smith, Sydney & Sam Williams, Alexandria & Tessa Darnell; mother, Caldonia Ketron Quillen; two brothers, Edwin Gerral Quillen, Gary Quillen & wife Emma; sister, Louise Tate & husband Dean; special extended family, Aaron Perry, Nikki Louthan & Amy Louthan; along with many special nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 pm on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. A funeral service will follow at 6 pm with Rev. Mike Culbertson officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Hermon Church Cemetery, Gate City, Virginia. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the donations can be made to the Community Clothes Closet, P.O. Box 145 Church Hill, TN 37642

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce Burke

ST. PAUL, Va. — Bruce Burke, 93, died Saturday (Dec. 6, 2008) at Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Va.

He was born in Scott County, Va., but he lived most of his life in Dickenson and Russell Counties. He was the son of the late Samuel J. and Audie Lee Johnson Burke. He was retired from Clinchfield Coal after 43½ years and was a member of U.M.W.A. Local #1256. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to many.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Buford, Clyde, Ralph and Jay Burke; one sister, Jewell Burke Knapp; one grandson, Denny Burke; and one son-in-law, Roger Meade.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Burke; two daughters, Shirley Mullins Meade of Lebanon, Va. and Sue Counts and husband, Lowell of Kingsport; three sons, Bruce Burke, Jr. and wife, Dorothy, Larry Burke and Dennis Burke and wife, Debbie, all of St. Paul, Va.; one sister, Imogene Verbal of St. Paul, Va.; one brother, Herbert "Cub" Burke and wife, Helen of Abingdon, Va.; six grandchildren, Michelle Houser, Kim Hooker, Kenny Burke, Dwayne Burke, Rodney Counts and Sharon Rose Robinson; nine great-grandchildren, Kevin Burke, Bryce Burke, Drake Counts, Adam Hooker, Naomi Burke, Dylan Burke, Kaitlyn Burke, Kaden Robinson and Robin Witt; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Roy Kennedy officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 11 a.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Burke, Dwayne Burke, David Houser, Brian Hooker, Kevin Burke and Dan "Butch" Glass.

Honorary pallbearers will be Drake Counts, Bryce Burke and Adam Hooker.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carrie Geraldine (Salyer) Burke

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Carrie Salyer Burke departed this life on Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 23, 1920 and was a native and lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. Mrs. Burke was a member of Nickelsville First Baptist Church and Nickelsville Chapter No. 188, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Carter Burke (Nov. 12, 1994); her parents, Annie Jane and Benjamin Franklin Salyer Sr.; brother, E.H. Salyer; four half-brothers; and three half-sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Anne Burke Dixon; son-in-law, Buddy Lee Dixon; son, Jessee Roger Burke; daughter-in-law, Linda Burke; granddaughter, Stephanie Topping; grandson, Wendell Burke; great-grandchildren, Carter and Cole Burke, and Molly Ann Topping; one sister, Kathleen Salyer; one brother, Ben Frank Salyer Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Sally Ann Smith.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Nickelsville Cemetery. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Deacons of Nickelsville First Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Fidelity Lodge No. 173, Nickelsville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nickelsville First Baptist Church, Nickelsville Rescue Squad, or Nickelsville Fire Department.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 Jerald Rudolph Burke

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors.  Rudy was husband of Virginia Wilson Bowery Burke who was daughter of Etta Lane Wilson, b. in Scott Co.

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Jerald Rudolph Burke died on Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2002) at the Columbus Hospice in Columbus, Ga.

Mr. Burke was born Aug. 29, 1916 in Geraldine, Ala., and was the son of James A. Burke and Cordelia Elizabeth Moses. He had lived in Columbus for two years.

"Rudy," as his family, friends and colleagues knew him, was raised on the family farm and graduated from his beloved University of Alabama with a degree in Journalism. While there he was co-captain of the boxing team.

Rudy served in the Navy in World War II at Pensacola Naval Air Station. After the war, he got his master’s in English from East Tennessee State University.

He then embarked on his long career as a journalist and author of two books. He worked as a reporter for the Chattanooga News-Free Press and as copy editor for the Birmingham Post-Herald. He then worked as the managing editor of the Kingsport News at the time it placed third in a worldwide competition. He then spent the next 26 years, before retiring in 1981, with the Atlanta Journal as a writer, copy editor, editorial editor and editorial writer. His two books were each about historical figures, one a politician and one an outlaw of sorts in Tennessee.

He was a Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Roosevelt Burke; and a daughter, Sherri Elaine Goolsby.

Survivors include his two daughters, Vera N. "Dee" Duffey and her husband Richard of Phenix City, Ala., and Yolanda D. Townsend and her husband Bruce of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Darla D. Lowe (Duncan) of Columbus, Ga., Rhonda D. Edwards (David) of Phenix City, Ala., Tonya T. Wilson (Steve) of Knoxville, Teresa T. Hall (Roger) of Kingsport, Kenneth E. Goolsby, III and Andrew M. Goolsby of Gainesville, Ga.; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at A.S. Turner & Sons in Decatur, Ga.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, Ga., with the Rev. Alan Smith of Decatur Heights Baptist Church officiating.

Submitted by Don Lane

Kum Za "Susie" (Kim) Burke

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. - Mrs. Kum Za "Susie" Burke, 74, Willowbrook, Ill., entered into rest on Sunday (Aug. 6, 2006) in Sausbury, Md., at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Burke was born in Pusan, South Korea and was the daughter of the late Oak Chung Kim and Sung Lang Cha.

She is survived by her husband, John H. Burke, Willowbrook, Ill.; her son, John H. Burke, Jr. and wife, Vickie, Darien, Ill.; grandchildren, Lauren Burke and Josh Burke, both of Darien, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at 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. Johnny Duncan officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Powers Cemetery in the Robinette Valley community of Scott County at 11 a.m. Saturday. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Saturday to go in procession to the graveside.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

(Evidence suggests that she was the wife of John H. Burke, a son of Paul Burke and Anna Kate (Lane) Burke Chaney, daughter of Marion Joseph Lane and Isabelle (McPike) Lane of Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Burke (infant)

Nickelsville, Va. - Funeral services for Robert Burke, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke, who died Tuesday [1/25/1944], will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Salyers cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke, two brothers, George D. L. Burke and Jim C. W. Burke; three sisters, Ruth Helen Burke, Alice Marie Burke, and Shirley Jean Burke; also, the two grandmothers, Mrs. Alice Burke and Mrs. Bell Salyer, all of Nickelsville.

Kingsport News, Thursday, Jan. 27, 1944

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert "Champ" Burke

STICKLEYVILLE, Va. — Champ Burke, 71 of the Wallens Creek community, passed away Monday [5/25/2009] morning at Lonesome Pine Hospital.

He was a lifelong resident of Wallens Creek, the son of the late Robert Zack Burke and Mary Miles Burke. Champ was saved at an early age and was of the Baptist faith. He told his family about his special angel that had come to take him home. His special angel took him home to Heaven at 4:30 a.m. May 25, 2009.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Zelma Bowen; and an infant brother, John David Burke.

Survivors include three sisters, Fern Marcum, of Pennington Gap, Va., Wren Tomlinson and husband, Bill of Duffield, Va., Lois Page, of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Tyler Burke and wife, Judy of Duffield, Va., Jim Burke and wife, Doris of Jonesville, Va.; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder Richard Seiber and Elder Eckel Head.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Newberry Cemetery in Wallens Creek.

Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap in charge of arrangements.

 

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Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Roosevelt (Wilson) Bowery Burke

DECATUR, Ga. - Mrs. Virginia Wilson Burke, Decatur, Ga., died Friday (March 15, 1991).

Surviving are her husband, Rudolph Burke, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Dee Duffey, Stockbridge, Ga., Mrs. Yolanda Townsend, Kingsport, and Mrs. Sherri Goolsby, Gainesville, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Doris Blackard, Kingsport; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Decatur, Ga. with the Rev. Jim Holmes officiating.

Burial will be in the Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Decatur Heights Baptist Church, 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, Ga. 30030.

Courtesy of East Lawn Funeral Home.

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Mary Ruth (Marshall) Burghardt

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. — Mary Ruth Burghardt, of Belle Plaine, Kan., homemaker, died Thursday (Dec. 25, 2008) at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kan., at the age of 70.

Mary was born the daughter of Clifford Marshall and Lila (Lawson) Marshall on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1938, in Nickelsville, Va.

On Nov. 28, 1959, Mary and Marvin were united in marriage at Weber City, Va. Together they celebrated almost 50 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Malcom Marshall and Wayne Marshall.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin H. Burghardt of the home; children, Joan Burghardt of Bartlesville, Okla., Roger Burghardt of Derby, Kan., Darrell Burghardt of El Dorado, Kan., Royce Burghardt of Germany; brothers, Leon Marshall of Church Hill, Billy Marshall of Wytheville, Va., Lowell Marshall of Nicklesville, Va., Bob Marshall of Nicklesville, Va.; sisters, Phyllis Combs of Weber City, Va., Wanda Henry of Church Hill; grandchildren, Jeremy Burghardt and Andrea Burghardt of Derby, Kan.

Visitation for Mary will be at the Day Funeral Home from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Cremation will follow visitation and per her wishes there will be no services.

Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kan.

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Anna Lee (Wolfe) Burke

KINGSPORT - Anna Wolfe Burke, 77, 1489 Granby Road, died late Saturday evening (Jan. 12., 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport since 1977.

Mrs. Burke was a member of Wolfe's Chapel.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Niokia Burke; a son, Keith Burke; and two sisters, Edith Arnold and Portia Tate.

Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis Begley and husband Mack, Kingsport; sons, Bobby Burke and wife Kathy, Gate City, Va., and James "Denny" Burke, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Melissa Goins, Kristi Burke and Brian Burke; sisters, Allie Marshall and husband Walter, June Slater, Monnie Lane, all of Kingsport; brother, Howard Wolfe and wife Verna, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Hood and the Rev. Cecil Hood officiating.

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

Contributions may be made to the Wellmont Hospice Program, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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Homer Glen "Cucumber" Burton

Glen "Cucumber" Burton, 56, Dungannon, VA passed away, Thursday, March 25, 2010 at this residence.

Mr. Burton was born in Scott County, VA on October 1, 1953, a son of the late Clarence and Delle Mitchell Burton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mandy E. Burton, step-daughter, Kathy M. Spears (1998), and one brother, Junior Lee Burton.

Surviving are his sisters and brothers-in-law, Ida and Billy Finch, Nickelsville, VA, Lou and Ray Finch, Dungannon, VA, and Edith and David Darnell, Gate City, VA, brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Burton, Nickelsville, VA, Jim Burton, Nickelsville, VA, Bobby Burton and wife, Ann, Nickelsville, VA, Willard Burton and wife, Juanita, Nickelsville, VA, Eugene Burton and wife, Wanda, Dungannon, VA, Lee Burton, Dungannon, VA, and Fred Burton and wife, Theresa, Duffield, VA, step-grandson, Daniel Spears; special friend, Terry Pruitt; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times as the residence of his sister, Lou Finch. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Collins and the Rev. G.W. White officiating. Music will be provided by David and Debbie Easterling.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 2010, at the Dean Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the Dean Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. for the graveside service.

Daniel Spears, Ernie Finch, Buck Finch, Jim Burton, Tommy Finch, Luke Finch and Jarred Finch will serve as pallbearers.

David Darnell, William Finch, Bobby Joe Finch, Roger Finch and Jared Finch will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Homer G. Burton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Judy (Mathes) Burton

WEBER CITY, Va. — Judy Burton, 48, Weber City, Va., entered into rest Jan. 9, 2009, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Judy was born July 29, 1960, in Kingsport to the late Maggielene (Maggie) Gillenwater Mathes.
In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by a niece, Brandy Stanley; and a nephew, Teddy Quillen.
Surviving are her children, Tiffany Nichol Burton of Nickelsville, Va.; and a son, Todd Allen Mathes of Greenville, Tenn.; her father, Robert Lee Mathes of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; step children, Crystal Burton of Weber City, Va., Michael Burton of Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Rod and wife, Kim Mathes of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Houston Mathes of Georgia; sisters, Sudie Quillen and husband, Odell, Jonnie Brickey and husband, Bill, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Jeannie Perry and husband, Dale of Dungannon, Va., Dotty Summie and husband, Bobby of Jonesborough, Tenn., Barbara Stanley and husband, Farrell of Duffield, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Valley Creek Church, Ft. Blackmore, Va., or any time at the homes of the immediate family.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the church chapel with Pastor John Reed officiating.
Music will be provided by The Three C’s in Christ.
Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Gillenwater Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the church to go in procession to the cemetery.
Freddie Brickey, Darroll Lane, Charles Hensley, Jr., Travis Perry, Jody Perry, Brian Keith and Cody Quillen will serve as pallbearers.
Bill Brickey, Odell Quillen, Farrell Stanley and Dale Perry will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family would like to give special thanks to Melissa, Stacy, Kim, Cindy and Vonda, Travis, Linda and Les Horne and the Monarch Manor. Also thanks to the doctors and staff at the Johnson City Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gate City Funeral Home.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Burton family.

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Mandy Engline (Dean) Burton

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Mandy Engline Dean Burton, 67, passed away Tuesday (July 11, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born and lived in Scott County all of her life. Mrs. Burton was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Marlene Dean Anderson (May 22, 1998); parents, Jess Ballard Dean and Hazel Mae Salyers Dean.

Surviving are her husband of 31 years, Glen Burton; grandson,

Daniel Ray Spears; sisters, Martha Osborne, Peggy Burke and husband Don, all of Kingsport;

brothers, Ronald Dean and friend Shelby, Kingsport; Henry Dean and wife Gaye, Virginia Beach, Va.; special cousins, Curtis Dean and Shag Dean both of Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at her residence, and also at the home of Peggy Burke, 1554 Fuller St., Kingsport, Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m., with Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by Carol Taylor, David Easterling, and Roy and Julie Morelock.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Dean Cemetery, Dean Hollow, Nickelsville, Va. The family will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Burton, Tommy Finch, Daniel Spears, Bobby Burton, Ernie Finch, and Joe Finch.

Colonial Funeral Home, Gate City, Va. is in charge.

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Martha Ruth (Walling) Kern Burton

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Martha Ruth Burton, 72, died Tuesday (July 5, 2005) in Indian Path Medical Center.

Born Nov. 6, 1932 in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late George Walling and the late Ava Stanley Walling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Neal Kern; two brothers, Vernon Walling and Venson Walling; and a sister, Margie Snarr.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Bill Burton.The family would like to thank the 4th floor staff of Indian Path Medical Center, Home Health Care, Linda Fields and her niece for their loving care given to Martha, Buford and Maxie Jessee, Frances Farmer, and to Dallas and Ann Elam.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Combs Funeral Service, Lebanon, Va. The family will also receive friends anytime at the home of Bill Burton.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lester Sexton and the Rev. Denny Darnell officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grassy Creek Community Cemetery. Those attending are requested to meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Burton, Johnny Salyers, Charles Finch, Tommy Finch, Bobby Burton, Kenneth Jessee and Larry Jessee.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Grover Bush

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

DUNGANNON, Va. - Grover Bush, 51, entered into eternal rest Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at his residence.

Mr. Bush was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 15, 1950 and was the son of the late Orbin Henry and Gertrude Lucas Bush.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Maxine Blair; brothers, John Henry, George A. Bush and John Wayne Bush; one half-sister and two half-brothers.

Surviving are his sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Lamar Colley, Haysi, Va., Iona and Willie Robinette, Nickelsville, Va., Alma Dean, Mount Carmel and Betty Prescott, Nickelsville, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Wilma Bush, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Burial will be in the Lucas Family Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Submitted by Don Lane

Joe D. Bush

Joe D. Bush, 31, died in a hospital in Winston-Salem, N. C. at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Bush had been manager of the Smoky Mountain Canteen Serv­ice for a number ot years.  He was born and raised In Scott County and lived In Kingsport at 526 Scott County Road .

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Helen Mullins Bush, and one daughter, Madeline Bush of 526 Scott County Road; his parents, Charles H. and Ethel McConnell Bush of Snowflake; two sisters, Mrs. John H. McConnell and Mrs. Judd T. Tolliver of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at the home ol his father, Charles D. Bush, Snowflake, Va. , at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. N. P. King and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Burial will follow in Lawson Cemetery in Snowflake, Va.

The body will be removed from McConnell Funeral Home in Gate City to the residence, 526 Scott County Road , Kingsport , at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The body will then be taken to the home of Charles D. Bush in Snowflake at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Pallbearers: John Paul, J. E. Miller, Sam Bishop, J. T. Light, Emmitt Castle, Tommy Fields, Atwell Hill, Darrell McConnell, William Sturm, Alvin Starnes, Price Hickman and Victor Mullins.

(Kingsport News, Friday, May 8, 1953)

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Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

John Wayne Bush

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

DUNGANNON, Va. - John Wayne Bush, 66, entered into eternal rest Monday (Nov. 19, 2001) at Maple Grove Health Care.

Mr. Bush was born in Scott County, Va. on April 24, 1935, a sonof the late Orbin Henry and Gertrude Lucas Bush.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Maxine Blair; a brother, George A. Bush; two half-brothers and one half-sister, preceded him in death.

Surviving are four daughters, Barbara, Kathy and Betty Wayne Bush, all of Bristol, Va., and Brenda Bush, Nickelsville, Va.; three stepchildren, Melissa, Tresea and Vanessa Mullins, Bristol, Va.; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Lamar Colley, Haysi, Va., Iona and Willie Robinette, Nickelsville, Va., Alma Dean, Church Hill, and Betty Prescott, Dungannon, Va.; one half-sister, Marie Simpson, Florida; brothers and sister-in-law, Tommy and Wilma Bush, Clinchport, Va., and Grover Bush, Dungannon, Va.; special friends, Lillian and William Banner; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charlie Taylor and the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will follow the service at the Lucas Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Droke Bush

Joe D. Bush, 31, died in a hospital in Winston-Salem, N. C. at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday [ 5/6/1953 ].

Bush had been manager of the Smoky Mountain Canteen Serv­ice for a number of years.  He was born and raised In Scott County and lived in Kingsport at 526 Scott County Road .

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Helen Mullins Bush, and one daughter, Madeline Bush of 526 Scott County Road; his parents, Charles H. and Ethel McConnell Bush of Snowflake; two sisters, Mrs. John H. McConnell and Mrs. Judd T. Tolliver of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at the home of his father, Charles D. Bush, Snowflake, Va. , at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. N. P. King and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Burial will follow in Lawson Cemetery in Snowflake, Va.

The body will be removed from McConnell Funeral Home in Gate City to the residence, 526 Scott County Road , Kingsport , at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The body will then be taken to the home of Charles D. Bush in Snowflake at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Pallbearers: John Paul, J. E. Miller, Sam Bishop, J. T. Light, Emmitt Castle, Tommy Fields, Atwell Hill, Darrell McConnell, William Sturm, Alvin Starnes, Price Hickman and Victor Mullins.

(Kingsport News, Friday, May 8, 1953)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lois Helen (Mullins) Bush

Port St. Lucie, FL - Helen Mullins Bush, 86, Port St. Luci, FL died October 22, 2012 at Tiffany Hall & Restorative Care in Port St. Lucie.

Born in Lee County, VA, she resided in Port St. Lucie since 1998, moving here from Kingsport, TN.

Before retirement, she was a paralegal for Hunter, Smith & Davis and also with John McLellan Law Practices

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Droke Bush, in 1953.

Survivors include her daughter, Madeline Oliver of Port St. Lucie.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will follow at the Lawson Memorial Cemetery in Scott County, Virginia.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bush's honor may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 327 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Helen Mullins Bush.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lovely Kathleen (Owens) Bush

DUNGANNON, Va. — Lovely Kathleen Owens Bush, 81 died Thursday (April 9, 2009) at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Ray and Mary Clarice Owens; two daughters, Nancy Dingus and Diane Gay Meade; one son, Donnie Ray Bush; one brother, Claude Earnest Owens.

Survived by one daughter, Connie McConnell, Asheville, N.C.; two sons, Marvin Shawn Bush , Coeburn, and Oscar E. Bush Jr., Dungannon; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lovely Kathleen Bush will be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Mann officiating.

Burial will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Dockery Cemetery in Dungannon.

Visitation will be held Saturday after 6 p.m. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

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Oscar Emerson Bush Sr.

DUNGANNON, Va. - Oscar Emerson Bush Sr., 81, died Wednesday (March 8, 2006) at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Va.

He was a retired coal miner.

Mr. Bush was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Harrison and Nannie Issac Bush; children, Donnie Bush and Nancy Bush Dingus; grandson, Joshua Seth Dingus.

Survivors include Lovely Owens Bush; two daughters, Connie McConnell, Asheville, N.C. and Diane Meade, Dungannon, Va.; two sons, Oscar E. Bush Jr., and Shawn Bush, both of Dungannon, Va.; one sister, Helen Fritz, Sun City, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held today at Estes Funeral Home after 5 p.m. and funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. James Mann officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bush-Osborne Cemetery in Dungannon, Va.

Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Bush

Duffield, VA - Thomas "Tommy" Bush, 71, Duffield, VA passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Bush was born in Scott County, VA on July 20, 1940, the son of the late Orbin Henry and Gertrude Lucas Bush.

In addition to his parents, his infant daughter, Angelee Bush, son, Michael Bush; sisters, Maxine Blair, Betty Prescott, Gaynell Dean, and Phyllis Colley;brothers, George A. Bush, Grover Bush, and John Bush preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Anderson Bush, Duffield, VA; daughter, Amy and Thomas Bowen, Duffield, VA; step-son, Randall Bowers, Kingsport, TN; step-daughters, Tammy Templeton, Gate City, VA and Elizabeth Campbell, Jonesborough, TN; sister, Iona Robinette and husband, Willie, Nickelsville, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Begley Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Sons-In-Law and Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Danny Anderson, John Campbell, Al Hurd, Keith Wilson, Fred Burton, and Ester Baker 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 Thomas "Tommy" Bush.

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