Scott County Historical Society

Scott County, Virginia

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Campbell Bascom Bowen

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Campbell Bascom Bowen, 86, Route 4, Ft. Blackmore, died at his residence at 1:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 2, 1987).

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a Baptist and a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Anna Eliza Bowen.

Surviving are his wife, Ella E. Bowen, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Duard (Lorraine) Hackler and Mrs. Emory (Boots) Page, both of Kingsport; a son, Leon Bowen, Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services wlll be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

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

Donald Bowen

Duffield, VA - Donald Bowen, 62, Duffield, VA answered the Lord's call on November 3, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Bowen was born in Scott County, VA on March, 5, 1947, a son of the late Floyd and Gladys Duncan Bowen.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War.

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

His survivors include his wife, Linda Tignor Bowen, Duffield, VA; daughters, Sabrina Wells and husband, Vincent, Chester, VA, and Dana Williams and husband, Danny, Gate City, VA; sons, Jeffrey Masterson and wife, Pam, Kingsport, TN, Michael Masterson, now serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan, and Billy Bowen and wife, Tara, Chester, VA; fourteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family is honoring Mr. Bowen's wishes to be cremated. A memorial service will conducted at a later date by the family.

The family requests those wishing may make donations to Linda Bowen, 155 Musket Drive, Gate City, VA 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Donald Bowen.

Mr. Bowen was an Elvis Tribute Artist, and it is now said that "Elvis" and Don have left the building.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Flora Ethel (Bellamy) Bowen

Mrs. Ethel B. Bowen, 93, Route 1, Gate City, Va., died at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center at 8 a.m. Friday (Sept. 4,1987}.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bowen; one son, George Houston Bellamy; and her parents, Fred and Vie Henry Bellamy.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ida Bowen, Kingsport; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian McClellan, Kingsport and Mrs. Maggie Fuller, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh L. Boy and the Rev. Howard Todd officiating.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Frances Elizabeth (Hackney) Bowen

Jan 1924 – Jun 12, 2014

Gate City, VA - Frances Elizabeth Hackney Bowen, 90, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Frances was born January 1924 in Scott County, VA to the late Estil E. and Effie Adel Starnes Hackney. She was a member of Marble Point Church and an employee of Nickels Department Store until it’s closing.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Vanis Bowen (2011), son-in-law, Benny Vermillion; sisters, Opal and Mabel; and brothers, Clyde, Kyle, Ray, Elmer, and Paul preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, David Bowen and wife, Valeria, Coeburn, VA; daughter, Adele Bowen Vermillion, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Benny Vermillion, Jr. and wife, Misti, Leann Vermillion Carter and husband, Matthew, and Zachary Bowen; great grandchildren, Logan, Madison, and Ashley; her special caregiver, Flora Hall; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Johnny Bowen and Rev. Riley Boy.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Her son, grandsons, and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m., Sunday to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Wellmont Hospice on Wilcox for their kindness and support with Mrs. Bowen.

An online guest register is available for the Bowen family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Frances Hackney Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

James Kenneth "Jim" Bowen

Dec 20, 1945 – Aug 20, 2014

James Kenneth "Jim" Bowen, 68, passed away Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospice.

Born in Pattonsville, VA on December 20, 1945, he was the first born son of the  late Clyde and Edith Speer Bowen. He later moved to South Carolina where he resided for the remainder of his life. After his health declined, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior. Jim  owned and operated Bowen Repair in West Columbia, SC, and was certified and licensed in multiple disciplines.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Kenneth Edwards; and three infant siblings.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Tammy Bowen Pfaehler and Amy Bowen Hill (Michael); siblings, Murriel Bowen Edwards, Barry Keith Bowen (Barbara), and William Luther Bowen (Ruth); nephews, Gregory Edwards, Chris Edwards, and Barry Bowen; niece, Emily Bowen; grandchildren, Brandon Marquis, Lindsay Smith, Arielle York and Jena Smith Garcia; great-grandchildren Bryson Marquis and Daniela Garcia.

The family will receive friends in the sanctuary at Roller's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Pattonsville, VA from 2:00 until 3:00 PM on Saturday August 23, 2014. A memorial services will follow with Pastor Greg Hill officiating.

In  lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rollers Chapel Church; 2516 Canton Rd., Blackwater, VA 24221.

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Jim during the difficult last stages of his life. A very special thank you goes to the staff of Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC.

Barr-Price Funeral Home at www.barr-price.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Sue (Tignor) Bowen

Duffield, VA - Linda Sue Tignor Bowen, 68, Duffield, VA answered the Lord's call Home, while praising His name at the residence of her daughter, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Linda was born in Scott County, VA on February 17, 1945 to the late Roy and Margaret Lee Lane Tignor.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Donald Bowen; and brothers, Wayne and Doug Tignor preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Sabrina Wells and husband, Vincent, Chesterfield, VA and Dana Williams and husband, Danny, Gate City, VA; sons, Jeff Masterson, and wife, Pam, Kingsport, TN, Michael "Mike" Masterson, Ft. Polk, LA, and Billy Bowen and wife, Tara, Chesterfield, VA; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Judy Tignor, Fishersville, VA; brothers, Bill Tignor and wife, Bobbie, Gate City, VA and Guy Tignor, Duffield, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family is honoring Mrs. Bowen's wishes with a private family memorial service.

The family requests those wishing may make donations to Dana Williams at 155 Musket Drive, Gate City, VA 24251

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Linda S. Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Nelson Bowen

Gate City, VA - Paul Nelson Bowen, 84, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, December 13, 2013 at Heritage Hall, Big Stone Gap, VA.

Paul was born in 1929, the firstborn of Elic and Dora Babb Bowen. He spent most of his life Gate City where he raised a family and worked as a roofer and also for K-Mart for 10 years. He was an avid fan of the Gate City Blue Devils.

In 2005 he moved to assisted living and later to Heritage Hall Healthcare Center in Big Stone Gap, VA. During his entire stay at Heritage Hall he was a participant in Mountain Empire PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). He had many friends there and was loved by his PACE family. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his caregivers at both the PACE Center and Heritage Hall.

In addition to his parents, Elic and Dora Bowen, his sister, Wilma Jean Bowen (1948) and the mother of his children, Dana Bowen (2008) preceded him in death.

Surviving are his two daughters, Melissa and Paula; sons, Johnny, Mike, Martin, and Barry; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Saylor; and brothers, J.W. (Jay), Robert, Olin, Gary, Richard, Roger, and Johnny Dwight Bowen.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Gate City Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Richard Dice officiating.

The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Mountain Empire PACE, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Paul Nelson Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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

Willie Ray Bowen

Jul 2, 1955 - Aug 13, 2014

Gate City, VA - Willie Ray Bowen, 59, Gate City, VA beloved husband and father entered into Heaven to be with Jesus, his father, Cecil Kyle Bowen and grandmother, Pinky Esther Patrick on August 13, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy period of declining health.

He was a born again Christian and member of Weber City Church of God.

Willie was retired from Daugherty Brothers Chevrolet, Gate City, VA after many years of service, including driving the rollback. He was also a retired locksmith, welder, medical billing specialist and natural health consultant, graduating from Stratford with highest honors.

Left to cherish his memory is his precious wife, Judy Russell Bowen; daughter, Sarah Woodby, whom he adored; son-in-law, William Woodby, II, his caregiver and whom Willie loved like a son; and two step-sons, Anthony Catron and Jonathan Catron.

It was Willie’s wish to be cremated. There will be no formal visitation. A private memorial service is planned for a later date.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Willie Ray Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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

Dorothy Marie (Lane) Johnson Bowman

August 28, 1929 - May 21, 2014

Kingsport – Dorothy Lane Bowman, 84, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 21, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Kingsport, she lived most of her life in California and had lived in Kingsport for the past 17 years. Mrs. Bowman was a member of Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a loving mother, grandmother and enjoyed going to church and shopping.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her friends at Friendship Manor.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald E. Johnson; her second husband, Norman Bowman; parents Grover Cleveland and Elizabeth Olinger Lane; sisters, Maggie Estel Lane, Mattie Sauer, Pearl Chaco and Martha Martin and a brother, Curtis Lane.

Surviving are her daughter, Brenda Marshall and husband, Junior; granddaughters, Gina Bledsoe and Cindy Bledsoe; great grandchildren, Eli, Blair, Noel and Brooke; nieces, Linda Rhea Wright, Penny Thompson, Tammy Elizabeth Hapler and Shirley Ruth Smith and a nephew, Bobby Lane.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport, TN.

A funeral service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Everette Lett and Assistant Pastor Tim Lovell officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 pm.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Dorothy Bowman family.

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

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

Wilma Geraldine "Jerry" (Bledsoe) Broadwater

March 16, 1930 - August 29, 2014

Weber City, VA – Wilma Geraldine “Jerry” Broadwater, 84 of Weber City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Nova Health and Rehab Center following a brief illness. She was born in Duffield, VA and had lived in Weber City, VA for most of her life. Several years ago, Jerry worked as a ticket agent for Tri-State Bus Company and as Justice of the Peace in Gate City. She enjoyed flea markets, auctions and had a passion for feeding and watching the birds. Jerry had recently authored a book entitled, “Old Say’ns, Folklore, Childhood Memories and Much More”.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Broadwater; her daughter, Susan Karen Broadwater; her parents, Hop and Josie Bishop Bledsoe; her brother, Glenn C. “Carl” Bledsoe.

Jerry is survived by her daughter, Kim Broadwater of the home; sisters, Lena Gibson of Weber City and Jean Moore of Duffield; special cat, Baby; special niece and nephew, Betsy Gibson and Randy Gibson; several other nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Jean Bowen, Ron Carter and family, George Lane and family, Carolyn Singleton, Glenn and Reba Lovell.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Oscar Irvin, Rev. Paul Blessing and George Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Glenn Lovell.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Gibson, Ryan Gibson, Ron Carter, Ken Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be Betsy Gibson, Kelsey Gibson, Jessie Culbertson (deceased) and Harlan Peters.

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

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

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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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Jarl Bowen

Duffield, VA - Jarl Bowen, 81 of Duffield passed away October 17, 2013 at his home. Born October 28, 1931 in Scott County, he retired from West Moreland Coal Company in 1983. Jarl was a beloved and respected member of the community. He was a hard worker and believed in earning an honest living. From working in the garden to hunting, Jarl always enjoyed being outdoors. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his beloved and missed wife of 57 years, Lizzie Bowen, his parents Mary and Moscoe Bowen, and a brother Clarence Russell.

His survivors include his sons Gary Bowen and wife Carolyn, Jerry Bowen and wife Shirley all of Duffield, VA; grandchildren, Ashley Bowen Young and husband Chuck of Duffield, VA, Jared Bowen also of Duffield,VA and Jill Bowen of Appalachia, VA; Special Great Grandson, Avery Young; Step Grand Child, Sara Beverly; Special Brother and Sister-in-Law, Henry "Ribble" and Audrey Bowen of Duffield, VA ; Special Niece and Nephew Vickie Bowen of Duffield, VA and Scott Bowen of Church Hill, TN. Along with several other nieces and nephews, he leaves behind many close friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be held Sunday October 20, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Terry Rhoton, Brother Gorman McMurray, and Brother Cecil Kern officiating with music provided by Durham's Chapel Quartet.

Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hall Cemetery in the Stanleytown community. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers include : Jared Bowen, Chuck Young, Scott Bowen, Billy Stanley, Mickey Vaughn, Fred Gillenwater, and Stan Pruitt

Honorary Pallbearers include: Junior Jennings, Johnny Kerns, Harold Dillon, Farrell Stanley, Lester Bowen, Ronnie Butler, Teddy Starnes, Dexter Owens.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jarl Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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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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Lizzie Jane (Stanley) Bowen

Duffield, VA - Lizzie Jane Bowen, 76, of Duffield, VA heard the angels sing and was carried home to be with her Lord, on Saturday February 18, 2012. She was born in Scott County on June 27, 1935 to George and Lula Stanley.

Liz was a special lady, loving and beloved wife of 57 years, mother, "Granny," friend, and neighbor. She will be dearly missed. She enjoyed working outside in her flowers and in the garden. She also loved to quilt.

She was preceded in death by her parents George "Barlow" and Lula Laney Stanley. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Edna Stanley and Nannie Austin, and her brother Johnny Stanley.

Left to cherish her memories are her loving husband of 57 years, Jarl Bowen of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Bowen of Duffield, VA; and Jerry and Shirley Bowen of Wise, VA; grandchildren, Chuck and Ashley Bowen Young, Jared Bowen, and Jill Bowen; step grandchild, Sarah Beverly; special great grandson, Avery Young; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry "Ribble" and Audrey Bowen; brothers and sister-in-law, Willie "Bill" Stanley, and Jim and Cecile Stanley; and special niece, Vickie Bowen. She is also survived by many step brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, February 20, 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 the Reverend Terry Rhoton and Brother Gorman McMurray officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Hall Cemetery, Stanleytown Community. Jared Bowen, Chuck Young, Scott Bowen, Ron Austin, Billy Stanley, Bill Austin will serve as pallbearers. Junior Jennings, Jackie Austin, Johnny Kerns, Bud Stanley, Farrell Stanley, Benny Stanley, Tommy Stanley, Paul Stanley, Ronnie Butler will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to go in procession the cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lizzie Bowen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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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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Vanis E. Bowen

Aug 5, 1921 – Apr 9, 2011

Mr. Vanis E. Bowen, 89, Gate City, VA passed away, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Brian Center surrounded by his family.

Mr. Bowen was born in Scott County, VA on August 5, 1921, the son of the late John Bowen and Nora Fain Bowen. Mr. Bowen was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Pacific during World War II. He attended Marble Point Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Maude and Phoebe; brothers, Elic, Oscar, Alvin, Charlie, Joe, and Amos Bowen; and son-in-law, Benny Vermillion, Sr.

Surviving is his wife, Frances Hackney Bowen, Gate City, VA; daughter, Adele Bowen Vermillion, Gate City, VA; son, David Bowen and wife, Valeria, Coeburn, VA; grandchildren, Benny Vermillion, Jr. and wife, Misti, Leann Vermillion Carter and husband, Matthew, and Zachary Bowen; great grandchildren, Logan, Madison, and Ashley; and brother, Bill Bowen, Gate City, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, April 11, 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 the Brother Roy Newton and Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. and members of the Tennessee National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

A special thank you is extended to the nurses and staff of the Brian Center for their love and care of Mr. 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.

Kingsport Times-News
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Clara Evelyn (Weatherly) Bralley

February 5, 1919 - December 14, 2013

Clara Evelyn Weatherly Bralley, 94, Hiltons, Virginia passed away early Saturday, December 14, 2013 at her residence.

Evelyn was born February 5, 1919 to the late DeWitt and Florence Curtis Weatherly. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Joe Bralley; brothers, Joe and Jack Weatherly; sister, Jenny Rose, and; grandson, Stacy Miller.

Evelyn served many years in the Scott County School System as an aide. She served as Sunday School secretary at Hiltons United Methodist Church for several years. Evelyn was a charter member of the Gate City Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and beloved by all who knew her.

She is survived by three daughters: Sandra Miller, Pat Jones and husband Bill, and Kay Wade all of Hiltons, Va; three grandchildren, Shane Miller, Lori Jones and Payne Jones; seven great-grandchildren, Jamie Garrett Housewright, Courtney Buck, Kali Bishop, Isabel Miller, Emma Miller, Cole Jones and Cash Jones; one great-great grandson, Elijah Housewright; sisters Gerry Weatherly (Hiltons) and Shirley Weatherly Salyer (Church Hill, TN); sister-in-law, Helen Weatherly.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Monday (December 16, 2013) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 6:30pm with Rev. Will Shewey and Rev. Mark Kilbourne officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Tuesday (December 17, 2013) at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15am Tuesday.

The family wishes to thank the many friends, neighbors and care-givers who have offered countless prayers and kindnesses.

For those who wish to do so, a memorial donation may be made to the Hiltons United Methodist Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 10, Hiltons, VA 24258, or to the charity of one’s choice.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families - Weatherly, Sims, Agner, Barnhart, Curtis, Reynolds)

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

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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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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Anna Lee (Dykes) Bray

GATE CITY, Va. - Anna Lee Bray, 84, entered into rest Thursday (May 27, 2004) at Indian Path Hospital.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Feb. 9, 1920 to the late, John Dykes and Ella Mae Calhoun Dykes.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Bray; son, Darvin Edward Bray; two brothers, J.D. and Carlos Dykes.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Hammond, Gate City, Va.; son, Dennis Bray, Gate City, Va.; sister, Edith Brooks, Morrison City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Tim and wife Barbara Bray, Gate City, Va., Roger and wife, Marsha Hammond, Gray, Tenn.; greatgrandson, John Bray, Gate City, Va.; daughter-in-law, Annabel Bray, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 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 with Elder Allen Hensley and Elder Gerald Hopkins officiating.

Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Hensley Cemetery, Speers Ferry, Va. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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

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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

Darvin Edward Bray

GATE CITY, Va. - Darvin Edward Bray, 60, entered into eternal rest on Sunday (May 13, 2001) at his residence.

Mr. Bray was born in Scott County, Va. on May 2, 1941, a son of Anna Lee Dykes Bray and the late Vernon Bray. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation, attended the Log House Church, and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

In addition to his mother, Anna Lee Bray, Gate City, Va., he is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Annabel Bray, Gate City, Va.; his devoted son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Barbara Bray, Gate City, Va.; a very special grandson, John Edward Bray; sister, Linda Hammond, Gate City, Va.; brother, Dennis Bray, Gate City, Va.; mother and father-in-law, Minnie and Dee Lane, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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

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

Betty Lane, Larry Rhoton and Jack Owens will provide the music.

Burial will follow the services at the Bray Family Cemetery in the Daniel Boone community.

Larry Lawson, Wayne Hammond, Herbert McDavid, J.C. McDavid, Rex Watts, David Frank and David Lane will serve as pallbearers.

Fred Davis, Pat Davis, Guy France, Roger Hammond and Morgan Lane will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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.

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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

Clyde McConnell Brickey

FORT BLACKMORE -- Clyde McConnell Brickey, 59, was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital Saturday morning [4/29/1967] after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Fort Blackmore, he was a veteran of World War II and attended Fellowship Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bonnie Fields Brickey; daughters, Mrs. Billie Taylor of Kingsport and Mrs. Joy Kinkead, Fort Blackmore; sons Ted, Cocoa, Fla.; Danny, Dungannon, and Bobby Brickey, Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. Tempa Starnes, Fort Blackmore; Mrs. Bessie Henry, Jonesboro; Mrs. Ella McConnell and Mrs. Beckey Gillenwater, Fort Blackmore; brothers, Graham, Dungannon, and Roy Brickey, Fort Blackmore.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m DST Monday in Pine Grove Baptist Church.  Rev. Everett Carter and Rev. James A. Boatright will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the Carter Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Gate City Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 30, 1967

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Diana "Johnny" (Mathes) Brickey

Dec 8, 1948 - Jul 27, 2014

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Diana ”Johnny“ Brickey, 65, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Brickey was born in Erwin, TN on December 8, 1948, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Maggielene Gillenwater Mathes.

In addition to her parents, her sister, Judy Burton preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Brickey, Ft. Blackmore, VA; daughter, Melissa Maya and Luis, Midway, VA; son, Freddy Wayne Brickey and wife, Connie, Ft. Blackmore, VA; grandchildren, Sarah Robinette and husband, Derick, Louis Maya, and Johnathan Wayne Brickey; great granddaughters, Arielle and Amberly Robinette; sisters, Patricia Sue Quillen and husband, Odell, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Jeannie Perry and husband, Dale, Dungannon, VA, Dorothy “Dottie” Summey, Nickelsville, VA, and Barbara Stanley and husband, Farrell, Duffield, VA; brothers, Bobby Huston Mathes, Weber City, VA and Rod Mathes, Ft. Blackmore, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Todd Cassell officiating. Second Coming will provide the music.

Graveside service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Brickey Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Billy Begley, Tim Mathes, Jody Perry, Travis Perry, Farrell Stanley, and Jackie Laney will serve as pallbearers.

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

We want to thank friends, family, and neighbors for the prayers, food, flowers, and monetary gifts. A special thanks to Dr. Todd Cassell, Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Second Coming, and Valley Creek Baptist Church for taking great care of Diana.

An online guest register is available for the Brickey family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Diana “Johnny” 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 Brickey

DUNGANNON -- George Graham Brickey, 73, Dungannon Rt. 1, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport Saturday morning [5/31/1969] after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Meadowview and had spent most of his life in Scott County in the lumber business.

He attended the Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Nora Beulah Brickey; daughters, Mrs. Emily Johnson and Miss Sona Brickey, both of Dungannon; sons George, Jr., Kingsport; and Donnie, Dungannon; sisters, Mrs. Tempa Starnes and Mrs. Rebecca Gillenwater, both of Fort Blackmore, and Mrs. Bessie Henry, Jonesboro; brother, Roy Brickey, Fort Blackmore, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for George Graham Brickey of Dungannon Route 1 will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Pine Grove Baptist Church with Elder James A. Boatwright and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.  Burial will be in the Brickey family cemetery.  The body will be taken to the residence at 10 a.m. today and to the church one hour before the funeral.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, June 1, 1969

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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

Hiram Thomas "Bud" Brickey

November 17, 1933 - July 15, 2013

H.T. “Bud” Brickey, 79, Kingsport, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and had retired from East Tennessee Natural Gas in 1994 following 29 ½ years of service. Bud was of the Holiness Faith. He enjoyed playing music, softball, hunting and fishing. Bud was actively volunteering at Bays Mountain as part of the fishers for otters and cleaning trails.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Bishop Brickey, four sisters and three brothers.

Bud is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Dean Brickey of Kingsport; 6 daughters, Kathy Stout and husband, Junior of Kingsport, Vickie McCracken and husband, Kennith of Church Hill, Freda Sampson of Weber City, VA, Tammy McCracken and husband, Glenn of Fall Branch, Vivian McCrary and husband, Rick of Chuckey, and Robin Reed and husband, Rick of Kingsport; special nephew, Cecil Ferguson and wife, Faye of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; 3 brothers; a host of nieces and nephews; special friend and fishing buddy, Elmer Arnold of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or at the home of his daughter, Robin Reed. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm with sons-in-law, Pastor Glenn McCracken and Rick Reed officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 10:00 am at Providence Cemetery, Limestone, TN. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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
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

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

Moscoe Everson Brickey

GATE CITY, Va. -- Moscoe Brickey, 62,  died at his home at 5 a.m. Sunday [12/18/1955] following a lingering illness.  He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Scott County.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martha Compton Brickey; three daughters, Mary Brickey, Gate City, Mrs. Robey Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, and Mrs. Earl Elliott, La Center, Wash.; three sons, James of Chicago, Leroy of Elyria, Ohio, and Carmon, Gate City; one sister, Mrs. C. C. Osenbough, Chicago; one brother, Oscar, Bluffton, Ind.; 15 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  The body is at Scott County Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Monday, December 19, 1955

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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

Reba Zelma (Bowen) Brickey

 

Reba Zelma Bowen Brickey, 79, of Weber City was carried up to Heaven on angels’ wings on Sunday morning (January 13, 2013) after a long illness.

She was born on May 13, 1933, to the late Marion and Mavis Gibson Bowen. Reba had lived in Weber City, VA for several years. She dedicated her life to the Lord several years ago. She retired as a cook from Ridgefields Country Club with over 40 years of service. Reba loved cooking and spending time with her family. She never had children of her own but was a “Mother” to members of her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three sisters, Rosa (Toby) Tankersley in November 2012, Eva Jean Bowen, and Pearl Bowen; two brothers, Enic and Campbell Bowen; a brother-in-law, Bill Parrott; her sister-in-law, Laura Bowen; her precious great-great- nephew, Mason Matthew Darnell.

Reba Brickey is survived by her sister, Lula Parrott (Kingsport, TN); a brother, Leonard Bowen; (Duffield, VA); her nieces and nephews, Jean and Bobby Hamilton (Kingsport, TN), Detta and Edward Berry (Blackwater, VA), Tammie and Wayne Carr (Kingsport, TN), Nick and Pat Cody (Kingsport, TN), Bulah and Charles Williams (Weber City, VA), Jerry and Linda Bowen (Weber City, VA), Billy and Janet Bowen (Duffield, VA), Teresa and Harv Navas (Allen, TX); additional survivors include her special great-nieces and great-nephews, Karen and Scott Meade, Rachel and Mark Darnell, Steven and Amanda Hamilton, Weston and Shelby Carr (all of Kingsport, TN); a very special great-great-nephew, Maddox.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday (January 15, 2013) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday (January 15, 2013) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday (January 16, 2013) at 2 p.m. at Bowen Family Cemetery in Duffield, Virginia. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Anyone wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 pm to go in procession.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, VA for the excellent care given to Reba during her stay there.

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

Carter-Trent/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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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

Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Earnest Bright

HILTONS, Va. - Earnest Bright, 86, Hiltons, Va., died Saturday morning, (June 4,1988), at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, he was a retired farmer .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Vinie Bright; his wife, Zina Bright, in Feb. 1988; a daughter, Mrs. Clevia Hensley; and two sons, the Rev. Garn Bright and J.W. Bright .

Surviving are one daughter, Daisy B. Taylor, Kingsport; two sons, Carles Bright, Kingsport, and Lee Bright, Weber City, Va.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Laughlin, Blountville, and Mrs. Lilly Bush, Clinchport; two brothers, Tom Bright, Kingsport, and Bruce Bright, Blountville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and at any time at the home of his...

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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

Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgie L. (Bright) Bright

Virgie L. Bright, 91, 129 Thompson St., Kingsport, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (May 21, 1988) at her residence.

She was a housewife and a member of the Old Chesnut Flat Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Opie Bright in 1975.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence Collins and Mrs. Pauline Greer, both of Kingsport; one son, Ross Bright, Gate City, Va.; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed Bright, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Pauline Greer, 129 Thompson St ., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Basil Freeman officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport News
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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)

Kingsport Times-News

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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

Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lorraine V. (Kilgore) Broadwater

Nickelsville, VA - Lorraine V. Broadwater, 96, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Broadwater was born in Scott County, VA on October 9, 1917, daughter of the late James and Esther Castle Kilgore, and was the last survivor of 8 children.

She was one of the oldest members of First Baptist Church of Nickelsville, VA where she served as Treasurer for many years.

In the 1950's and 60's she owned and operated Phil's Grill in Nickelsville. She was the first Librarian at Nickelsville School where she also served as a Teacher's Aid.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Lloyd F. Broadwater (1967); step daughters, Virginia Duncan and Nola Jones; and 4 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Phil Broadwater and wife, Betty, Nickelsville, VA; Ronald "Ronnie" Broadwater and wife, Barbara, Gate City, VA, and Gary A. Broadwater and wife, Jackie, Mt. Carmel, TN; grandchildren, Melissa Mendenhall and husband, Randy, Michele Broadwater, Lori Kay Miller and husband, James, Jonathan Broadwater and wife, Heather, and Tracy Broadwater; great grandchildren, Savannah Blackman, C.J. Bennett, Kaedryn Broadwater, and twins Maddie and Luke Miller; several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating; a eulogy will be given by Thomas Hillman and Timothy Quillen.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Nickelsville Cemetery Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Nickelsville, 11606 Nickelsville Highway, Nickelsville, VA 24271.

The family would like to convey a special thank you to Dr. Gregory DeMotts and to the staff of 400 Hall of Wexford House for their love and care of Mom.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lorraine V. Broadwater.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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 .

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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Kelly H. Brooks

Gate City, VA - Kelly H. Brooks, 87, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, October 28, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.

Mr. Brooks was born in Scott County, VA on March 27, 1926 to the late David Sullivan and Blanche Whisnant Brooks.

Kelly proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He was of the Baptist faith, a Shriner and Mason, Gate City Lodge #35.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Claude Brooks preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Oaks Brooks, Gate City, VA; daughter, Deborah Brooks Boromei, Indian Shores, FL; son, Charles David Brooks and wife, Laurie, Laurel, MD; sisters, Betty Quillen, Kingsport, TN, Ann Williams, Hiltons, VA; brothers, Don Brooks and wife, Wilma, Gate City, VA, Eddie Ray Brooks, Gate City, VA, Johnny Brooks and wife, Carolyn, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Allison Moore and husband, Jacob, Amanda Brooks and Ashley Brooks; brother-in-law, Coy Arnold, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Odell Beauchamp officiating. A Masonic service will be held at 6:45 p.m.

Military Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #65, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Kelly Brooks.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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

Thelma Venus (Rhoton) Brooks

On the cool morning of June 2nd, Thelma Venus Brooks, of Kingsport left this earth to be with her husband, Carl Brooks, whom passed away 9 years earlier. She passed away following a strong battle at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

Thelma leaves behind her two brothers, Mr. Ellis Rhoton and Mr. Doc Rhoton; her sister, Mrs. Shirley Taylor; three children Mr. Dwayne Brooks & wife Debbie, Mrs. Denise Welch & husband Ricky, and Ms. Diana Brooks; seven grandchildren Chris Brooks, Ryan Brooks, Aaron Welch, Michael Brooks, Natasha Frost, Mariah Payne, Erica Greer, as well as several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. A funeral service will follow at 7 pm in the chapel with Rev. Timothy Rhoton, officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Cemetery, Mary Street, Kingsport. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:45 am.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

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.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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Juanita "Johnnie" (Lane) Brown

Juanita "Johnnie" Lane Brown was born to Winfield S. and Josephine (King) Lane of the Choctaw Nation in Rolf, Okla., on Sept. 2, 1918. For many years she delighted family and friends with beautiful handmade quilts and pine needle baskets. Juanita joined her beloved husband, Charles Joy Brown (Navy) and her two sons, Charles Michael Brown (Army, retired) and James Scott Brown (Army) in heaven after 90 years on this earth on Sept. 9, 2008. She is survived by her daughters Julia Grogan of Prescott and Patricia Skinner of Tucson. Juanita also leaves behind three grandchildren, Scott Grogan, Suzanne Skinner and Erin Brown. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the Arizona Pioneers' Home, main lobby. Information provided by survivors.

(Juanita’s grandfather, James M. Lane, was born in Scott Co. on 11/8/1861, son of James Washington Lane and Sarah Elizabeth Aldridge Lane and great grandson of Abraham Lane and Catherine Wolfe Lane. This family moved to Missouri about 1866 where they lived briefly before living in Benton Co, Arkansas, before 1870 and then in Texas before moving to Carroll Co, Arkansas. They finally settled in the Oklahoma Indian Territory in the early 1880s. Today’s descendants are scattered throughout the western U.S.)

The Daily Courier, Prescott, AZ and Green Family Tree at ancestry.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Lisa Gaye (Lewis) Brown

June 16, 1954 - November 11, 2013

Lisa Gaye Lewis Brown, 59, Jonesborough, TN, went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2013.

She was a member of Valley View Methodist Church for years. Lisa enjoyed music, song writing and poetry writing. She loved talking to people and helping others.

Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Dean Lewis; maternal grandparents, Ernest Lane and Cora Lane; and paternal grandparents, Everett Lewis and Ola Kate Lewis.

She is survived by her son, Corey Brown; mother, Wanda Webb and step-father, Roy Webb; brother, Ricky Lewis (Denise); sisters, Tina Webb (Wayne) Rich, and Becky Webb (Lane) Hughes; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and special friend, Janet McDonald.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Johnny Bowen officiating.

The graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Jonesborough.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Rich, Chase Rich, Hunter Rich, Tyler Hatley, Roger Bowen, and Lane Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for funeral expenses may be made to Corey Brown at 634 Harmony Road, Jonesborough, TN, 37659.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

John Lawrence Darnell

KINGSPORT - John Lawrence Darnell, 77, entered into rest Wednesday (May 30, 2007) at his residence.

He was born June 20, 1929 in Scott County, Va., to the late William N. Darnell, Sr. and Pearl Martin Darnell.

Mr. Darnell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from the Tenite Division of the Eastman after twenty-eight years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Vesta Darnell, Ferna Darnell, Sylvia Darnell, Barbara Beaudoin, Faye Starnes and Emma Sue Turlington; two brothers, Sid and Billy Darnell.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Darnell, Kingsport; daughter, Tammy Jo Darnell, Kingsport; step-daughter, Hedy Hallaway Teague, Kingsport; sister, Ann Gordon, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at Marble Point Church, Daniel Boone community with Rev. J.W. Bowen officiating.

Military graveside services will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral is serving the Darnell family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane
 

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

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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
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Orville Ray Bryant Sr.

DUNGANNON - Orville R. Bryant Sr., 58, of Dungannon, died Saturday night [5/6/1967] in St. Mary's Hospital in Norton after a brief illness.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bernice Armstead Bryant; daughters, Mrs. J. C. Arney and Mrs. Johnny Flannary, both of Roanoke; son, Orville Ray Jr., in the Air Force; half-brother, Otis Bryant of Kingsport, Clarence, Nickelsville, and Claude Bryant, Dungannon and his step-mother, Mrs. Zella Bryant of Dungannon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Dungannon Baptist Church, with Rev. Ralph Flannary and Rev. James A. Boatwright officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton.

Graveside services be conducted by the Masonic Lodge. The Estes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Monday, May 8, 1967

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
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Robert Henry Buchler

Duffield, VA - Robert Henry Buchler, 78, Duffield, VA passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.

Mr. Buchler was born in Michigan on January 12, 1935 to the late Alfred and Olga Schlak Buchler.

He is survived by his wife, Maudie Buchler, Duffield, VA; daughters, Lynn Ann DeWolf and husband, Edgar, MI, Debra Srnek, MI, Sally Buchler, AZ, Eugenie Hinson, OH; son, Robert Buchler, Jr., MI; brothers, Donald Buchler, MI, Kenneth Buchler and wife Carleen, MI, Ervin Buchler and wife, Karen, IN; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July19, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Joe Hall officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Roach Family Cemetery. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Robert Henry Buchler

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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
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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
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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
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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

Julia Gladys (Catron) Beuris

Mrs. Julia Gladys (Catron) Beuris, 89, of Kingsport, peacefully passed into heavenly rest on Friday, December 28, 2012.

Born in Scott County, Virginia, Mrs. Beuris lived most of her life in Kingsport where she raised her five children and worked in retail at J. Fred Johnson (Miller's) Department Store downtown Kingsport. She was born August 7, 1923, to the late Roy McKinley Catron and Mary Ellen Bruner Catron.

She was preceded in death by her husband Horace Edgar Beuris, her sisters Nell Martin, Lois Cox, Dora Catron, Troy Thacker, Carol Lynn Catron and a brother Michael Catron.

Survivors include her five children Sandra Strahl and husband, Bill of Winchester, KY; Sharron Taylor and husband, Ken of Richmond, KY; Donna Harris and husband, Michael of Swan Point, MD; Bobby Beuris and wife Mary Ethel and Bill Beuris and wife Mary Angela of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren Mark Simpson and wife Kristen of Winchester, KY; Dawn Forbes and husband David of Horse Cave, KY; Jonathan Simpson of Winchester, KY; Debbie Stoddard and husband Randy of Minneapolis, MN; Vickie Benshoof and husband Wayne of Crystal, MN; Jessica Santangelo and husband Patrick of Ridgefield, CT; Kimberly Mees and husband Jake of Germantown, MD; Rosanna Hildreth and husband Jesse of Singapore, SG; Alan Beuris and finacee Stephanie Price of Kingsport; Andrew Beuris and fiancee Jessica Teaster of Kingsport; and Lauren Beuris of Charlotte, NC; and 11 great-grandchildren Laura and Timothy Simpson of Winchester, KY; Vada, Emma and Donovan Stoddard of Minneapolis, MN; Wyatt and Brian Benshoof of Crystal, MN; Autumn, Tory and Patrick Santangelo of Ridgefield, CT; and Lily Hildreth of Singapore, SG. She is, also, survived by her sisters Edith Olinger, Bobbie Williams and husband Jim of Gate City, VA; Mary Ann Catron of Kingsport and her brothers Frank Catron and wife Jane and Larry Catron and wife Linda of Gate City, VA and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Beuris loved her family and was a blessing to all that she met. She loved flowers and gardening, quilting and other crafts especially for her home. She was a member of the Daylily Club and the Embroiderer's Guild of America Kingsport Chapter. A long time member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church she was active in her Sunday School class and had worked in VBS when her children were small. She loved listening to Christian music and old time mountain and blue grass music.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Carter-Trent / Scott Country Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City, VA or at the residence anytime.

A funeral service will follow the receiving of friends at 8 pm in the chapel of Scott County Funeral Home with Dr. Greg Burton officiating. Music will be provided by Allen Bowling.

Graveside service and burial will be at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10 am. If you wish to proceed to the cemetery with the family, meet at the funeral home at 9:30 am.

The family of Mrs. Beuris would like to thank the staff of Wexford House Nursing Home and Madison House Assisted Living for the care that was given to her during the year and a half that she resided there as a result of Alzheimer's.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Colonial Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN 37663 or your favorite charity.

Carter-Trent Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Beuris Family.

Carter-Trent/Scott County 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
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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.)

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Lindsey Stephen Burke

Nickelsville, VA - Mr. Lindsey Stephen Burke, 55, Nickelsville, VA went home to be with the Lord suddenly Saturday — June 15th, 2013 due to an accidental drowning.

Steve was born May 22, 1958 to the late Herman Burke and Phyllis Ferguson Bays. He made his home in the Big Moccasin Community with his wife of 25 years, Louise and his precious daughter, Lindsey. He was a patriotic Christian man of generosity, love, and kindness. He will be greatly missed by his family and community.

Steve was a graduate of Gate City High School. Shortly, after graduation he began serving in the US Navy. After 10 years of service he received a medical discharge. Steve was later employed by Indian Path Hospital in the maintenance department for 17 years. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jenny Burke Staples; his step-father, Howard E. Bays; and father-in-law, Paul "Pete" Manis.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Louise Burke, Nickelsville; daughter, Lindsey Virginia Burke, Nickelsville; mother, Phyllis Ferguson Bays, Nickelsville; sister, Karen Burke, Gate City; brothers, Mark Burke and wife, Carolyn, Nickelsville; David and wife, Yolanda, Hiltons; step-sister, Rhonda Phillips, Nickelsville; mother-in-law Shelby Jean Manis, Church Hill; sister-in-law, Linda Craft and husband, Johnny, Church Hill; brother-in-law, John Staples, Nickelsville. He was also survived by his very special nieces and nephews; Morgan Jennings, Sarah Burke, Laura Ramsey, Adam Burke, Savanna Phillips, and Josh Light. He will be greatly missed by his faithful four-legged friend, Mickey.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother. Masonic services will be conducted by Stuart Masonic Lodge #224 at 7:00 PM in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel. Services will follow conducted by Larry Spivey and Richard Harris. Music will be provided by Tony Peters and the Roadside Mission Quartet.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 AM, Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery by America Legion Post 265 and Post 3, along with members of the VA National Guard.

Eddie Ferguson, Larry Ferguson, Johnny Ferguson, Arthur Ferguson, Charles Osborne, and Richard Osborne will serve as pallbearers. John Ferguson, Ed Ferguson, John Staples, and Adam Burke will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0501 or online at www.dav.org or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3160 Geneva Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lindsey Stephen Burke.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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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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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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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Submitted by Don Lane

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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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)

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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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Submitted by Don Lane

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.

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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.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Archie H. Bushong

A. H. Bushong, 80, 1142 Bloomingdale Pike died at 11 p.m. Monday [ 3/15/1971 ] at the Veterans Hospital , Johnson City , following a long illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and was employed for 30 years at Mead Corp. and at Tennessee Eastman Co. for 14 years.

He was a veteran of World War I, a member of Hammond Post No. 3 American Legion and a member of Vermont United Methodist Church .

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dora DeVault Bushong; and brother, Ross Bushong of Bristol .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1971)

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Funeral services for A. H. Bushong, 80, 1142 Bloomingdale Pike, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vermont United Methodist Church with Rev. E. E. Onatin and Rev. Harold Holder officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery , with graveside rites by American Legion, Hammond Post No. 3.  The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until one hour before the services when it will be taken to the church.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Pallbearers will be Wayne Bushong, Joe Bushong, Dave Myers, Kenneth Myers, J. L. Myers, David Dorton, LeRoy Reynolds and Richard Laughlin.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1971)

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Edith Mae (Hensley) Bushong

Mrs. Edith Mae Bushong, 63, of 1617 "D" Street died at the Holston Valley Community Hospital Wednesday [ 8/24/1966 ] at 5:30 a.m. after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bushong was born in Scott County, Va. , and had been a resident of Kingsport 50 years.  She attended the Baptist Church .

Survivors are her husband, Ross G. Bushong, of Kingsport ; one daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Mozella) Reynolds; two sons, Wayne and Ralph Bushong of Kingsport ; one grandson, David Reynolds of Kingsport ; and one sister, Mrs. Callie Hall of Spruce Pine, N.C.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Carter's Chapel with Rev. Milburn Morelock officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery .

(Kingsport News, Thursday, August 25, 1966)

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Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James F. Bushong

BUSHONG FUNERAL CONDUCTED TODAY

Well Known Farmer of the Bloomingdale Section Died Saturday Night Late

Funeral services for James Bushong, 83, well known farmer of the Bloomingdale section who died at his home on the Bloomingdale road Saturday night [ 1/4/1930 ] at 11:00 o'clock , were conducted from the Vermont Church this morning at 11:00 o'clock with the Rev. Amos Joiner officiating.  Interment was in the Vermont cemetery.  Mr. Bushong, one of Sullivan county's oldest residents, had been in ill health for more than a year and his death came as no surprise.

Mr. Bushong was a member of the Baptist Church, having joined this church when a young man.  He was active in church and community work.

Surviving Mr. Bushong are his wife and five children: Walter, Archie, Ross, Mrs. J. T. Jayne, and Mrs. W. R. Lane , all of Kingsport .

Pall bearers were selected from friends of Mr. Bushong.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, January 6, 1930)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lucy (Hutchins) Bushong

Mrs. Lucy Hutchins Bushong, 79, 1244 1/2 East Sullivan Street died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a long illness.

She was a life long resident of Sullivan County , and a member of Chestnut Street Church of God.  Her husband, Walter L. Bushong preceded her in death in 1954.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Mack (Helen) Lee, Mrs. Charlie (Mabel) Gregg, and Mrs. Pearl Ray, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Clyde (Frances) Crawford, Rancho Cordova, Calif., Mrs. Luther (Lena) Greene, Immolaklee, Fla.; three sons, James Clarence Bushong, Altadena, Calif., Charles E. Bushong, Altadena, Calif., and Joe H. Bushong, Kingsport; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Obituary said death was on Thursday, but obituary was in Kingsport Times on Wednesday, June 4, 1975 .  Changed Thursday to Tuesday in file)

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Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy H. Bushong will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Street Church of God with Rev. K. R. Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Vermont United Methodist Church Cemetery .  The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. and also at the home of son, Joe H. Bushong, 132 Shuler Drive .  Hamlett-Dobson is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, June 4, 1975)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ross G. Bushong

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Ross G. Bushong, 78, 617 Ash St., Bristol, Tenn., died at 10:05 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Hospital, Mountain Home, after a short illness.

He was born and spent his entire life in Sullivan County and was an employe of the Holston Mills of Kingsport for 34 years, retiring in 1961.  He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion Hackler-Wood Post 145 in Bristol , Tenn.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Mozella) Reynolds, Kingsport ; two sons, Ralph J. Bushong, Mountain Home and Wayne G. Bushong, Kingsport ; one grandson, David Wayne Reynolds, Kingsport ; several nieces and nephews.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, July 2, 1973)

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Funeral services for Ross G. Bushong, age 78, 617 Ash Street, Bristol, Tenn., who died at 10:05 Sunday at the Vererans Home, Mountain Home, Tenn., will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Carter's Chapel.  The Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery .  The body will remain at Carter's Chapel where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Pallbearers will be Lowell Brown, Bill Tate, Riley Helton, Dick Webster, Drew Moffitt, Fred Grey.  Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, July 2, 1973)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sarah Margaret “Maggie” (Quillen) Bushong

BUSHONG SERVICE TO BE HELD TODAY

Revs. Skeen and Gillespie to Officiate At Service At Vermont Church

Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. Bushong, 81, who died at 11:30 a.m. Friday [3/8/1935] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Lane, 610 Dale stree, after an illness of about five weeks will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Vermont Methodist church.  Rev. Carroll Skeen and Rev. E. G. Gillespie will officiate.  Burial will be in Vermont cemetery.

Mrs. Bushong, a well known resident of the city, had been a member of the Bloomingdale Methodist church for more than 30 years and was an active member until her health failed.

She is survived by five children, Mrs. J. T. Jayne, A. H., W. L. R. G. Bushong and Mrs. W. R. Lane of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Sue Barge of Missouri, and one brother, J. D. Quillin of Alabama; also a number of grandchildren.  Her husband preceded her to the grave a number of years ago.

Pall bearers and flower bearers will be selected from among friends of the family.

(Kingsport Times, Sunday, March 10, 1935)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walter L. Bushong

Walter L. Bushong, 58, 1244 1/2 East Sullivan St., died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. Thursday ( 7/15/1954 ).

He was a retired employe of the Holliston Mills where he worked for 20 years.  Bushong was a native of Sullivan County .

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucy Hutchins Bushong; three sons, Clarence and Joe of Kingsport and Charles Bushong of Pasadena, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Gragg, Mrs. Clyde Crawford, Miss Pearl Bushong, Miss Lena Bushong and Miss Helen Bushong, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Ross and Arch Bushong of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Worley Lane and Mrs. Cordia Jayne, also of Kingsport; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Church of God with the Rev. Ray Morgan, the Rev. M. K. Forbes and the Rev. Grady Lee in charge.

Pallbearers will be Robert Rasnick, Charles, Grover and Carl Lee, Earnest and Marion Lovin, Bordie and Dee Ketron.

The body is to be removed Saturday at 2 p.m. from Hamlett-Dobson to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Crawford, on Bloomington Hts.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, July 16, 1954)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wayne G. Bushong

KINGSPORT - Wayne G. Bushong, 71, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday ( Dec. 31, 2005 ) at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Mt. Home , Tenn.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and graduated from Sullivan West High School , where he played sports. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Wayne retired from Holliston Mills after over 38 years service. He loved to play golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Edith (Hensley) Bushong; and a brother, Ralph Bushong.

He is survived by one sister, Mozella Reynolds and husband LeRoy of Kingsport ; nephew, David Reynolds of Kingsport ; close friend, Linda Weise of Kingsport .

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Curtis Hurt officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265, Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Benjamin Henry Bussell

GREENEVILLE - Ben Henry Bussell, 84, formerly of Kingsport, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday [12/13/1977] in Greeneville following a long illness.

Born in Stanley Valley, he had resided in Kingsport most of his life and had operated the Bussell Coal Co. in Kingsport for several years.

Survivors include two sons, Ben H. Bussell, Jr., Ft. Clinton, Ohio, and John T. Bussell, Kingsport; one granddaughter.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Ben’s mother was Elizabeth Ann (Shelton) Bussell and his wife was Anna Bell (Wilhelm) Bussell. Some of his Scott Co ancestral families - Shelton, Wininger, Epperson, Wolfe. Some of Anna’s Scott Co. ancestral families – Wilhelm, Grim, Wolfe.)

Kingsport Times, Sunday, December 19, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Lula V. Buster

Lula V. Buster, 82, Negro, died at 3:30 a. m. December 25 at her home in Gate City. A native of Scott County, she was a member of the Gate City Church of Christ where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday

by the Rev. Dee Bradley. Survivors include her husband, James E. Buster; one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Campbell of Surgoinsville and five grandchildren, Herbert Alexander, Columbus. O., Mrs. Elsie Trigg, and Mrs. Elizabeth Daggs, Bristol, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 28, 1947

Elsie Mae (Falin) Butler

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Elsie Mae Falin Butler, 75, died early Tuesday morning ( Oct. 7, 2003 ) at Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap , Va. , after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Alpha Massengill Falin. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, M.B. Butler; a daughter, Phyllis Butler; brothers, B.C., Ray and Levi Falin; a sister, Zelma Falin; and several grandchildren.

Surviving are her sons, Junior Butler of Pennington Gap, Va., Luther and wife, Linda Butler of Clinchport, Va., Jimmy Martin Butler of Clinchport, Va., Dennis Eugene and wife Kathy Butler of Pennington Gap, Va., Clarence David and wife Cathy Butler of Clinchport, Va., Jack Michael and wife Lena Butler of Duffield, Va.; daughters, Sandra Sue and husband Conley Rhoton of Duffield, Va., Jackie Sharon and husband Johnny Harless of Duffield, Va.; a sister, Glenna Sloan of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Bro. Tim Rhoton officiating.

Committal services will follow at the Tate Cemetery in Clinchport.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Vernie Opal (Wolfe) Shelton Buzard

RADFORD, Va. — Vernie Wolfe Shelton Buzard, 89, of Radford, died Tuesday morning ( Nov. 13, 2007 ).

She was born Nov. 26, 1917 in Gate City , Va. , and was the daughter of the late Fannie Culbertson Wolfe and Jesse Ewell Wolfe. She was a retired LPN from Radford Community Hospital . She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Radford and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Radford.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse J. Shelton; her second husband, Rev. Paul D. Buzard; 11 siblings; a granddaughter, Molly Shelton Countiss.

She is survived by thee sons, Thomas Wolfe “Tom” Shelton of Pulaski, Francis “Fran” W. Shelton of Radford, Jesse J. Shelton of Kingsport; one daughter; Linda S. Stapleton of Erwin, Tenn. Also survived by four granddhildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Radford, 215 Third Ave. , from 1 to 3 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the church with Dr. Paul Lane officiating.

Interment will be on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International “Memorial Bible Chairman” P.O. Box 1409 Dublin , Va. 24084 .

Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Brent Neal Byington

KINGSPORT - Brent Neal Byington, 27, 1013 Packinghouse Road, died Tuesday ( Jan. 1, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center due to automobile injuries.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County , he was employed in construction work. He attended Gravely Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Neal and Paralee Hensley Byington.

Surviving are his mother, Debbie Amyx Byington, Kingsport; his father and stepmother, Neal and Sue Byington, Kingsport; one daughter, Kerina Byington, Gulf Port, Miss.; two sons, Cody Younce, Blountville, and Ethan Byington, Kingsport; one sister, Crystal Byington, Kingsport; maternal grandparents, Ray and Iva Christian Amyx, Kingsport; his girlfriend, Julie Johnson, Kingsport; one nephew, Hunter Byington, Kingsport; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Family and friends attending the entombment service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Wallen, Steven Maxwell, Chip Rupe, Ben Amyx, Kevin Haynes and Adam Hawkins.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Ida (Davis) Byington

Ida Byington, 85, of Route 4, Church Hill, (Grange Community) died at 1 a.m. Thursday [10/13/1966] at her home after a long illness. She was born in Scott County, Va. and spent her entire life in Hawkins County. She was a member of the Lebanon Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband, Robert (Bob) Byington, Church Hill, three daughters. Miss Bell Byington; Mrs. Hattie Arnold; Mrs. James (Mary) Davis; all of Church Hill; six sons, Tom Byington, Lee Byington, Ernest Byington, Harvey Byington all of Church Hill, Alfred Byington, Canton, Ohio, and Mack Byington, Kingsport, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren,

two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Pannell, Church Hill and Mrs. Bell Jarrett, Indian Springs and two brothers, Claude Davis, Kingsport; Neal Davis, Bristol, Tenn.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter's Chapel.

(Daughter of Harvey Henderson Davis and Lucinda (Dougherty) Davis.)

Kingsport Times, Thursday, October 13, 1966

Submitted by Don Lane

Audley U. Byrd

KINGSPORT - Audley U. Byrd, 88, of the Indian Springs community, went to be with the Lord at 11:45 p.m. Monday (Dec. 24, 2001) in the Sunbridge Health Care Center after a period of declining health.

Audley was born Jan. 1, 1913 in Scott County, Va., a son of the late Frank and Cora (Pierson) Byrd. As a young man, he married the late Gladys Marie (Reed) Byrd, who died in 1997. He lived in the Daniel Boone area of Scott County until 1967 when he moved to the Indian Springs community. He was retired as an operator with the TEC and was an outdoorsman.

He was a member of the Indian Springs Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy Byrd, Betty and Bill Shelton, Kathy and Mike Bellamy, all of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Billy Shelton, Cheri Fogleman, and Amber Bellamy; three great-grandchildren, Jackie Shelton, Josh Shelton, Tony Fogleman and William Fogleman; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the home of the daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Shelton.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Mike Morgan and the Rev. Aaron Rayburn officiating.

Music will be provided by Bryon Fogleman.

Burial and graveside services will follow in the Garden of Everlasting Life I.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be senior members of the Indian Springs Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, the family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Indian Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 325 Hill Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eula Faye (Moody) Burke Byrd

(April 27, 1940 - November 12, 2013)

GATE CITY - Eula Faye Moody Burke Byrd, 73, passed away November 12, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born April 27, 1940 in Sullivan County to the late Robert "Bob" Moody and Helen Jones Moody and was of the Baptist faith. "Mama Faye" loved her family and friends, crafting, crocheting, and a good laugh. Her home was always open, welcoming anyone in need. She was retired from Kingsport Press.

In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her husband, H. Henry Byrd, Jr.; son, Jerry Burke and daughter, Anita Burke Bragg.

Survivors include, daughter Melissa Crawford and fiancé Chuck Smith, son Jeff Burke and wife Pam, son Mark Burke and girlfriend Selena Williams all of Gate City; grandchildren Scott Hill, Nathan Burke, Ally Burke, Nikki Hill, Andy Burke, Jessica Burke and Shannon Burke, great-grandchildren Carter Derting and Colten Burke, son-in-law Larry “Harpo” Bragg. She is also survived by her twin sister Beulah Kaye Leonard, and husband, Joe, Blountville; Ina Owens, Kingsport; Nina Hughes, Piney Flats and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to invite family and friends to Faye's Home at 236 Easter Lilly Lane, E. Carter's Valley on Friday November 15, 2013 evening at 6:00 p.m. for a gathering to remember this wonderful woman.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Tony Smith officiating at the Byrd Family Cemetery, 192 Geranium Drive East Carters Valley Gate City, Va. 24251.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Selena Williams for taking such good loving care of their mother. Faye loved her like a daughter.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center 1301 Medical Center Dr. Suite #1710 Nashville, TN. 37232-7415.

Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County Inc. (Weber City, VA) is proudly honored to serve the family of Eula Faye Moody Burke Byrd.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel (Linkous) Dowell Byrd

KINGSPORT – Hazel Dowell Byrd, 74, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Oct. 1, 2005) at her home.

Born Oct. 24, 1930 in Rogersville, a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Lida Linkous, she had been a resident of Kingsport since 1971. Mrs. Byrd was a former employee of Super Wal-Mart in Kingsport.

She was a charter member of Fishers Creek Church of Hawkins County.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Dowell; and a daughter, Wanda Lucille Dowell.

Surviving are her husband, Paul I. Byrd; her children, Sandra Dowell Al-Khaja, Clarkston, Ga., Patsy Dowell Sims, Walhalla, S.C., Betty Jean Dowell, Walhalla, S.C., Jacqueline D. Gibson and husband, Gary, Kingsport, and James Michael Dowell, Bristol, Tenn.; stepchildren, Dennis Byrd, Kingsport, and Syntha Lorenz, San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, Jamiel Al-Khaja, Ameera Al-Khaja, Stephanie Jean Stone, James Curtiss Webb, Rachel Leah Webb, Hillary Gibson, and Joe Byrd; great-grandchildren, Christian Webb and Jackson Webb; three sisters, Ruth Miller and husband, George, Rogersville, Eva Gilliam, Elk Grove, Calif., and Sue Cardosa and husband, Tony, Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers, Marvin Linkous, Rogersville, David Linkous and wife, Linda, Crescent City, Calif., and Donald Linkous, Rogersville; sisters-in-law, Ruby Roller, Kingsport, Madge Dowell and Grace Dowell, both of Blountville, Venita Dowell, Kingsport, and Vilene Dowell, Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say a special "thank you" to the staff of Bristol Hospice House for their care.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Burial will follow at Gunnings Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dowell, Terry Dowell, Eddie Linkous, Stacy Linkous, Lewis Linkous, and Marty Linkous.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Arthur "Jay" Byrd

KINGSPORT — James Arthur "Jay" Byrd, 85, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (April 4, 2008) at James H. Quillen DVAMC in Mountain Home, Tenn.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Gate City) and lived in Kingsport most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Jay was an avid fan of blue grass and country music and played the bass, mandolin, guitar and just about any other instrument. He was retired from Meade Corporation after several years of service and attended Bethel Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Byrd and Bertha Bates Byrd; four sisters, Polly Lane, Georgia Pierson, Edith Huffman and Ruth Cole; and three brothers, Norman Byrd, Conley Byrd and Paul Byrd.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Marion Jones Byrd of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth Lyon and husband, Adrian of Kingsport and Amy Byrd of Georgia; two sons, Alan Byrd and Andy Byrd both of Kingsport; two granddaughters, Jennifer Corbin and husband, Joel of Knoxville and Sarah Byrd of Georgia.; two grandsons, Aaron Byrd and Adam Byrd both of Kingsport; a sister, Rhoda Cole; and a brother, Ray Byrd, both of Blountville; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Inc., 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Pastor Gary Bement, officiating.

Music by Mark Staten and Bruce Lyttle.

Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard, with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain.

Pallbearers will be the Color Guard and Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1593 Warpath Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to a charity of your choice.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Arthur "Jay" Byrd.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joe H. Byrd

JACKSON, Tenn. - Joe H. Byrd, 77, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2004) at his residence.

He was born April 24, 1927 in Kingsport and was the son of the late O.M. and Grace Bowman Byrd. Joe enlisted in the Marine Corp. at 18 and served until the end of World War II. After serving, he played college football at Tusculum College. He later enrolled at the University of Mississippi where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and then a master's degree in Industrial Management.

In 1956, Joe began working at Consolidated Aluminum Co. and retired as plant manager in 1972. From 1953 until 1969, Joe was in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of captain. He owned Byrd Development and Construction Company from 1974 until 1987. In 1988, he became a realtor for Town and Country Realtors Inc., retiring in 2002.

He was a charter member of the Sullivan County Rescue Squad and the Optimist Club in Jackson. Joe was a multi-letter athlete at Dobyns-Bennett High School and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tenn.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 50 years, Ilanette Huff Byrd; his daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Piercey and her husband William; two sons, Joe H. Byrd Jr. and his wife Anita Jo, Charles H. Byrd Sr. and his wife Laura, all of Jackson, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Courtney Byrd, Charles Lambert Byrd, Margaret Anne Byrd, Holloway Byrd, Grace Byrd and Henry Piercey; a sister, Mable Byrd Bailey of Kingsport; a niece, Julia Daniel of Columbia, S.C.; a great-nephew, Jonathan Daniel of Knoxville; and an aunt, Kitty Mae Bowman of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church.

Services will conducted at 2 p.m. today at the church with Dr. Paul Clayton officiating.

Burial will follow in the Ridgecrest Cemetery.

Among honorary pallbearers are his life-long friends from childhood, P.T. Nottingham and Johnny Nottingham, both of Kingsport, and Bill Patterson of Nashville.

Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.

George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, Jackson, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

     Lola Mae "Lorie" (Lane) Byrd

Lola Mae "Lorie" Byrd, 76, 1920 Bowater Drive, Apt. E-1, Kingsport, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday (March 26, 1991) at Holston Val­ley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had spent most of her life in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Garney Byrd and Darrell Byrd; her parents, Nathan and Ollie Fugate Lane.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ellen Smith, Johnson City; two sons, Robert Byrd, Dayton, Ohio, James Byrd, Kingsport; several grandchildren and great­grandchildren; four sisters, Sybil Cloud, Kingsport, Marie Cozart, Morristown, Rosemary Adkins, Kingsport, and Irene Haines, Blountville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home and also at the residence anytime, Kingsport Manor Apartments, E-1, 1920 Bowater Drive.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with J. W. Depew officiat­ing.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Lovely Mae (McDavid) Byrd

GATE CITY , Va. - Lovely Mae McDavid Byrd, 80, of Brian Center Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va., departed this life Sunday ( Dec. 31, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was a native of Scott County , a homemaker, and a member of West End Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Byrd; parents, Henry C. and Esther Ellen Carter McDavid; and sisters, Mable McDavid Lane and Nannie McDavid Bishop.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Byrd and Teddy Pendleton, Gate City, Judy Byrd and Billy Addington, Gate City, Cathy and Charles Fields, Gate City; sons and daughters-in-law, William (Bill) N. and Veda Byrd, Coca Beach, Fla., Donald (Don) E. and Carolyn Byrd, Blountville, James (Jimmy) R. and Phyllis Byrd, Gate City, Richard (Ricky) A. and Diana Byrd, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith McDavid Fink, Gate City, Helen McDavid Gillenwater, Coca Beach, Fla.; brothers, Ray McDavid, Kingsport, Hobert McDavid, Kingsport, Henry C. (Curley) McDavid Jr., Capitol Heights, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , and anytime at the residence of Teddy and Carolyn Pendleton, 162 Franklin St. , Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Willis officiating.

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Holston View Cemetery . The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Byrd, Barry Byrd, Todd Byrd, Harold Byrd, Donnie Byrd, Darrin Pendleton, Doug Pendleton, Robbie Fields, Billy Addington Jr., and Allen Byrd.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Mary Ruth "Ruthie" (Strong) Byrd

Mary "Ruthie" Byrd, 56, Kingsport, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

Survived by husband of 33 years, Kenny Byrd; son, Robbie Byrd; sisters, Glenda Overbay and fiance, Bobby Derick, Dorothy Kirk, and Ann Sue True; brother, Bobby Strong and wife, Bonnie; mother-in-law, Martha Powers; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Friday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. at the Strong Family Cemetery in Goshen Valley, Pastor Garry Eades to officiate.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Strong, Smith, McClellan, Lane, Fields)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Sue (Shelton) Byrd

GATE CITY, Va. - Mary Sue Shelton Byrd, 76, of Route 6, Daniel Boone community, went home Tuesday (April 5, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Gate City, Va., on May 16, 1928 and was the daughter of the late James Logan Shelton Jr. and Nancy Bessie Watkins Shelton. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Byrd was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ked Wheeler Byrd; sisters, Pat Foutes, Shirley Kilgore, Peggy Shelton and Betty Ann Price; brothers, William Rhea Shelton and Albert Mack Shelton.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Bill McConnell, Tazewell, Va., Freda and Ben Head, Duffield, Va., Pam and Ronald Quillen, Coronado, Calif.; sons and daughter-in-law, Dennis Byrd, Richmond, Va., Dale and Brenda Byrd, Weber City, Va.; granddaughters, Marci McConnell Gore, August Broadwater Caudill, Lindsay Elizabeth Quillen and Maria Byrd; grandsons, Bryan Head, Ked Byrd, Logan Byrd, Wesley Byrd; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmie Kyle Shelton, Elizabethton, Charles Shelton and wife Linda and Bobby Shelton, all of Gate City, Va.; sister-in-law, Alice Shelton, Gate City, Va.; brother-in-law, Denver Claude Price, Gate City, Va.; son-in-law, Jerry P. Broadwater; special friend, Brenda Stokes.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Ken Pierce and Rev. Joe Marine officiating.

Music will be provided by the Salleys Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. The family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry P. Broadwater, Lesley Free, Scott Burke, Randy Bledsoe, Aaron Kilgore, Randy Gore, Jamie Shelton and Greg Rhoton.

In memory of Mary Sue Byrd, memorial contributions may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church building fund or UMYF, P.O. Box 2284, Weber City, Va. 24290.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at the Brian Center for their love and care for Mrs. Byrd.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy Louise Byrd

KINGSPORT — Nancy Louise Byrd, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at Holston Manor on Wednesday (March 18, 2009).

Nancy was born on July 3, 1937, in Scott County, Va., to the late Audley and Gladys Byrd. She had resided in Kingsport for most of her life.

Surviving are her sisters, Betty Shelton and husband, Bill and Kathy Bellamy and husband, Mike; nieces, Amber Bellamy, Cherie Fogleman and husband, Bryon; nephews, Bill Shelton and wife, Kathy; great-niece, Jackie Shelton; great-nephews, Josh Shelton, Tony Fogleman and William Fogleman.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7:30 p.m. today with the Rev. Richard Willis.

Special music by Bryon Fogleman.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:45 am.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Holston Manor and 600 wing.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Ingle Byrd

KINGSPORT — Paul Ingle Byrd, 79, of Kingsport, passed away Monday morning (Aug. 20, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Paul retired from Mead Corp. after 39 years of service. He attended Homeland Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Betty Dowell Byrd; his second wife, Hazel Linkous Byrd; his parents, William C. and Bertha Bates Byrd; four sisters, Polly Lane, Georgia Pierson, Edith Huffman, Ruth Cole; and two brothers, Norman Byrd and Conley Byrd.

Surviving are one daughter, Syntha Lorenz and husband, John, Vallejo, Calif.; one son, Dennis Byrd and wife, Sandra, Kingsport; four stepdaughters, Sandra Al-Kaja, Patsy Sims, Betty Jean Dowell, Jacqueline Gibson; one grandson, Joseph Byrd; stepson, Michael Dowell; seven step-grandchildren, Josh Price, James Webb, Stephanie Jean Stone, Rachel Webb, Jamiel Al-Kaja, Ameera Al-Kaja and Hillary Gibson; three step-great-grandchildren, Christian Webb, Jackson Webb, Graclyn Jean Stone; one sister, Rhoda Cole, Blountville; two brothers, Ray Byrd and wife, Bea and James Byrd and wife, Marion, both of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Ruby Roller, Madge Dowell, Vanita Dowell, Grace Dowell, Vileene Dowell and Margaret Byrd; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Price, Victor Byrd, Billy Dowell, Bobby Dowell, Terry Dowel, and David Sproles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Byrd, John Cleary, George Blakely, and Jim Dowell.

Burial will follow at Gunnings Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 3/265.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Ellen (Darnell) Pierson Bzowey

ABINGDON, Va. — Ruby Darnell Pierson Bzowey, 83, formerly of Gate City, Va., passed away on Thursday (Dec. 18, 2008) at Johnston Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Scott County, Va., where she lived the majority of her life. Mrs. Bzowey was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Pierson; her second husband, Bill Bzowey; her mother, Callie Rhoton Darnell; father, Cossie Darnell; step-mother, Gladys Darnell; a brother, Jim Darnell; her nephew, Wayne Pierson.
Ruby is survived by her son, Glen Pierson and his wife, Claudine (Saltville, Va.); her grandchildren, Candy Pierson, Sabrina Gilley, Jonathan Pierson, Aimee Wise, Marlena Pierson and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Sue Smith and her husband, Melvin (Beckley, W.Va.), Juanita Summey and her husband, Garney (Ft. Blackmore, Va.); brothers, Bud Darnell and his wife, Ada, Tommy Darnell, Sr. and his wife, Carolyn (both of Nickelsville, Va.), Donnie Darnell (Cleveland, Ohio) and Roy Darnell and his wife, Barbara (Las Vegas, Nev.); step-brothers, Bob Ervin and his wife, Francis (Weber City, Va.) and Bill Ervin and his wife, Shelby (Clinchport, Va.); a step-sister, Verda Frazier and her husband, Cecil (Ft. Blackmore, Va.); sisters-in-law, Nina Summey Darnell (Nickelsville, Va.) and Jean Pierson (Weber City, Va.); along with several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Irvin officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Pierson Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Scott County/Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Bzowey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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