Scott County Historical Society

Scott County, Virginia

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Evelyn (Carter) Chafin

ORANGE, Va. - Evelyn Carter Chafin, 75, died Monday ( April 9, 2001 ) at the Orange County Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 13, 1925 in Erwin , Tenn. , she was the daughter of the late Milton Everette Carter and the late Martha Annis Starnes Carter.

She was a member of the Orange Baptist Church and Fidelis Sunday School Class and served as Sunday school teacher and youth director at Berryville Baptist Church before moving to Orange . She was a former member of the Orange Homemakers Club.

She attended schools in Johnson City and Kingsport and later served as secretary for two business firms. She did volunteer work for American Red Cross and for the children's hospital in Johnson City and Kingsport .

Surviving are her husband, William P. Chafin, Orange, Va.; one daughter, Linda C. Knighting and husband, Larry W. Knighting, Locust Grove; two sons, James A. Chafin and wife, Linda G. Chafin, Charleston, S.C., and Kevin T. Chafin, Herndon, Va.; one sister, Lucille C. Rhoades, Williamsburg, Va.; brother-in-law, Charles H. Fleenor, Glendale Springs, N.C.; four grandchildren, Ronald J. Louque II and wife, Joni M. Louque, Kelly Anne Louque, Kyle T. Chafin and Lisa C. Chafin; nieces, Charlotte F. McGill and husband, Marvin McGill, Amy Malara, Susan Pearce and husband, Ralph Pearce; nephew, John B. Rhoades and wife, Lynn Rhoades; aunt, Lula S. Snodgrass, Johnson City; grand nieces and nephews, Mark McGill and wife, Tammy and children, Lauren and Kendall McGill, Susan McGill, Jennifer Malara, Stephanie Malara, Jodi Rhoades, Kim Rhoades and David Rhoades.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Orange .

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Stanley Johnson officiating.

Interment will be in Graham Cemetery .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orange Baptist Church Land Trust Fund, P.O. Box 167 , Orange , Va. or Orange County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 446 , Orange , Va. 22960 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Infant Daughter Chafin

NICKELSVILLE — The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chafin of Nickelsville Route 2 died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport late Friday night. [12/31/1971]

Surviving are her parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Berry of Gate City; brother, Ronnie Carlton Chafin; half-sisters, Kathleen Jean, Brenda Faye, Linda Gay and Carolyn Kay Woods; and half-brothers, Jimmie Lee, Gary Harvey and Terry Lane Woods, all of Nickelsville.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, Jan. 2, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

William Thomas "Bill" Chafin Jr.

ORANGE, Va. - William Thomas "Bill" Chafin Jr., 75, died Wednesday ( May 9, 2001 ) at his residence.

Born Dec. 16, 1925 in Virginia , he was the son of the late William Thomas Chafin Sr. and the late Roxanne Smith Chafin.

He was president of the Manufacturing Division of Double Day with 43 years of service with the company and was a consultant for Bertelsmann Inc. He was a Marine veteran of World War II.

He was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at the Orange Baptist Church . He was a former member of Orange Lions Club and Orange Rotary Club.

His wife was the late Evelyn Carter Chafin.

Surviving are three children, Linda C. Knighting and husband, Larry W. Knighting, Orange, Va., James A. Chafin and wife, Linda G. Chafin, Charleston, S.C., and Levin T. Chafin, Herndon, Va.; sister-in-law, Lucille C. Rhoades, Williamsburg, Va.; brother-in-law, Charles H. Fleenor, Glendale Springs, N.C.; grandchildren, Ronald J. Louque II and wife, Joni M. Louque, Charlottesville, Va., Kelly Anne Louque, Orange, Va., J. Kyle Chafin and Lisa K. Chafin, Washington, Pa.; nieces, Charlotte F. McGill and husband, Marvin McGill, Kingsport, Amy Malara, Williamsburg, Va., Susan Parce and husband, Ralph Parce, Beadford, Pa.; nephew, John B. Rhoades and wife, Lynn Rhoades, Amherst, Ohio; grand-nieces and nephews, Mark McGill and wife, Tammy and children, Lauren and Kendall McGill, Suzanne McGill, Jennifer Malara, Stephamie Malara, Jodi Rhoades, Kim Rhoades and David Rhoades.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange , Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Stanley Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in the Graham Cemetery .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Baptist Church , Land Trust Fund, P.O. Box 167 , Orange , Va. or Orange County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 446 , Orange , Va. 22960 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Patsy Ruth ( Taylor ) Chaffin

KINGSPORT - Patsy Ruth Chaffin answered the call of the Lord bidding her to come home on Saturday ( Sept. 7, 2002 ) with her family by her side.

Born February 6, 1935 , she was the daughter of Sam and Lorene Elkins Taylor, who preceded her in death, Lorene in 1979 and Sam in 1998. Her sister-in-law, Charlotte Taylor, also preceded her in death.

While attending John Sevier Junior High School , she met the love of her life, Lincoln Chaffin, whom she married on August 23, 1952 . Their home was made complete by the births of their three wonderful children, Bobby, Andrea and Kristy. Patsy was a very loving and devoted wife and mother who lived her life for her family, and was known by the sweet smile she always shared with everyone around her.

In 1974, she gave her heart wholly to the Lord, repented, was baptized in Jesus' name, and was filled with the Holy Ghost as described in Acts, Chapter 2. She became an active and lifelong member of the First Apostolic Church of Morrison City, today known as Christian Life Center . She taught Sunday School, home Bible studies, sang in the choir and was a faithful servant of the Lord the rest of her life.

Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Lincoln R. Chaffin; son, Bobby and wife Virginia; daughters, Andrea Barrett and husband Paul, and Kristy Dorton and husband Mark. She is also survived by her two sisters, Phyllis Marshall and husband Roy, and Rosemary Vicars and husband Lowell; her brother, Benny Taylor, all of Kingsport , and her stepmother, Ruth Taylor, Clinchport , Va. She was also the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren, as well as another grandson due in January 2003; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Friends will also be received anytime at the home of Mark and Kristy Dorton.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Keith Barker and the Rev. James Tharp officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Family and friends are invited to meet at Oak Hill Cemetery .

Memorials may be made to Christian Life Center , 2401 N. John B. Dennis Bypass, Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 , or American Diabetes Association.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Mary Ruth (Dishner) Chambers

Mary Ruth Chambers, 93, of Kingsport, died Thursday (May 31, 2012) in Boone, NC.

Born in Rye Cove, VA, on November 18th, 1918, Mary Ruth survived the 1929 tornado—which leveled the school building she was in when the storm hit. Her family then lived briefly in Jenkins, KY, before moving to Kingsport—where she graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1937.

Having a longstanding interest in health, and following in her father's footsteps, she went on to graduate from O'Neal Ross Chiropractic College. On November 5th, 1940, she married Clayton E. Chambers—who also became a chiropractor upon his return from service in WWII in Europe.

Both Mary Ruth and Clayton E. Chambers practiced chiropractic with her father at his offices on Sullivan Street in downtown Kingsport, where her family also resided when they first moved to Kingsport. Their practice, Appalachian Chiropractic, continues to this day.

The Chambers lived in Kingsport where the raised two sons, Tom and Ron. It was shortly before their 50th wedding anniversary that Clayton died in 1990. Mary Ruth continued to live in Kingsport except for the last 18 months, when she was in Boone, NC.

She was preceded by her parents, Samuel Earnest Dishner and Phoebe Ethel (Gillenwater) Dishner, and by her husband, Dr. Clayton E. Chambers.

Survivors include her sons, Ron Chambers and his wife, Brenda of Todd, NC, and Tom Chambers and his wife Rachel of Sarasota, FL; and two grandchildren, Cassandra Wagner and her husband James of Louisburg, NC, and Josh Chambers of Blacksburg, VA.

The family will receive friends Tuesday (June 5, 2012) from noon – 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson in Kingsport. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jack P. Weikel officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church / 100 E. Church Circle / Kingsport, TN 37660 / www.fbsumc.org

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Annis Vineyard (Dougherty) Daugherty Chandler

GATE CITY, Va. - Annis Vineyard Dougherty Daugherty Chandler, 81, died on Tuesday (June 15, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle of 13 years with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her biological parents, Henry Alfred and Annis Vineyard Dougherty; her foster parents, C.M. and Loudema Perry; her brothers, H.A. Dougherty, C.M. Dougherty, John Robert Dougherty, Harold Perry, C. Marion Perry and Herman Perry; her sisters, Mabel Webb, Lois Perry, Myrtle Perry Layne, her first husband, Paul E. (Gene) Daugherty and her second husband, James William Chandler.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy D. and E. Dewane Turner, Gate City, Va.; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Jim and Becki Chandler, Bristol, Va.; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jim Murphy, Bartow, Fla.; two grandchildren, David T. Baker, Baltimore, Md., and Rachel Annis Baker, Gate City, Va.; five step-grandchildren, Michael Turner, Nickelsville, Va., Matt Chandler, Bristol, Tenn., Leigh Beth Phipps, Bristol, Tenn., Jamie Murphy, Auburndale, Fla., and Jeff Murphy, Bartow , Fla. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ina Daugherty, Weber City, Va., and Mrs. Irene Perry, Foley, Ala.; and by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and "Nan-Nan" to her family and friends. She was a member and supporter of the former Ewing's Chapel United Methodist Church, Snowflake, Va., and an active and devoted member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be Friday at 6 p.m. at the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Weber City, Va. with Pastor Dale Wyrick officiating.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service and anytime at the home of Cathy Turner.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The family and friends will meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Saturday to proceed to the cemetery for burial.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Daugherty, Jim Daugherty, Charlie Dougherty, Steve Dougherty, Bill Perry, Charles Perry, Jim Murphy, Jim Chandler, Chris Phipps and Matt Chandler.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Taylor Sunday School Class of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church or to Kingsport Hematology and Oncology Associates.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Mack Matthews, Dr. Larry Wilson, the staff of Kingsport Hematology and Oncology Dept. and to the staff of W-3 of the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie Faye (Begley) Parker Chandler

Sep 18, 1935 – Oct 5, 2010

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Bonnie F. Begley Chandler, 75, of Big Stone Gap, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2010).

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Carters Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Chandler; daughter, Vivian Parker; parents, S.J. and Ida Mae Baker Begley; sister, Ochia Chandler; brothers, Lawrence Begley, Audley Cossie Begley and Carl E. Begley.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Diane Montgomery, Baltimore, Md., Kathlene Jean Lamborn, Elkton, Md., Lisa Jane Whaley, Maryland, Valerie Morgan, Montgomery, Md., Master Sgt. Retired Treela M. Parker, Kingsport; sons, James Hobert Parker Jr., David Allen Parker and wife, Marie, Phoenix, Ariz., Ronald Allen Parker, Maryland; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Chandler and Alice Dickenson, both of Big Stone Gap, Va., Opal Durham and husband, Carl, Kingsport, Dorothy Hicks and husband, Jesse, Fort Blackmore, Va.; brothers, Ted Begley and wife, Nine, W.C. Begley and wife, Doris, all of Fort Blackmore, Va., several nieces and nephews; special friend that she loved like a son, J.J. Hill.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carters Chapel Church in Fort Blackmore.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Stanley Tate and the Rev. Bud Kilbourn officiating.

Music will be provided by the Maness Singers, Susie Swinney, Rick Begley, and Mary Ann Tate.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Carters Cemetery on Big Stoney Creek. Family and friends will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Teddy Begley, Jr. Hicks and Ryan Brickey, Rick Begley and Danny Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Begley, Wade Begley, Matt Begley, Wayne Collier, Darrell Chandler Jack Chandler, Carl Durham, William Swinney, and Jessee Hicks.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to G.C. Begley, c/o Carters Chapel Church, 3717 Carters Valley Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37642.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all employees of Heritage Hall Nursing Home for all the love and care given.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Begley, Baker, Lane, Carter, Owens, Green, Stewart, Flanary, Brickey, Salling, Starnes)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Patsy Kay (Lawson) Sandidge Chandler

WEBER CITY, Va. - Patsy Lawson Chandler, 48, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Aug. 21, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., Feb. 1, 1956, Patsy was a daughter of the late Andy Horton Lawson in 1978. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Luther Paul Lawson in 1994.

She attended First Assembly of God in Kingsport, and was a member of Fellowship Imact Group at the church with her friends and brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Surviving are her husband, James J. Chandler of the home; and daughter, Kristie Page of the home; her mother, Ival Louise Lawson, Gate City, Va.; a son, Christopher Lee Sandidge and daughter-in-law, Jerri Ann of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Cathy Lawson, Kingsport, Betty Smith, Juanita Lawson and Helen Berry, all of Gate City, Va.; brothers, Andy Horton Lawson Jr., Dungannon, Va., Johnny E. Lawson, Greeneville, and Jimmy Earl Lawson, Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, Christia Lee Ann Sandidge, Gate City, Va.; stepchildren, James H. Chandler, Jeffery A. Chandler; and stepgrandchildren, Jake Chandler, Devlin Chandler and Jasmine Chandler, all of Umatilla, Fla.

The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends anytime at the residence of Ms. Ival Lawson.

Services will be conducted in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday with Brother Larry Browder, Jeff Casteel and Pastor Carl Kelleher officiating.

Burial will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12 noon to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sally (Shupe) Chandler

WEBER CITY, Va. — Sally S. Chandler, 95, died at her residence at 7:40 p.m. Sunday [8/3/1975] after a short illness.

She was born in Wise County. Va. and had lived in Weber City, Va. for the past 39 years. She was a member of the Cracker's Neck Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Hobert Chandler, and Judge Chandler, both of Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. Maggie Stewart, Kingsport, Mrs. Velma Jones, Osaka, Va., and Mrs. Ann Ward, Weber City, Va.; two brothers, Carr and John Shupe, both of Big Stone Gap; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Sally S. Chandler will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing, the Rev. Bascomb Dickenson and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Gilley Cemetery near East Stone Gap. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Warren Funeral Home in Weber City is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times / Monday, August 4, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Benny Chapman

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Benny Chapman, 53, of Church Hill, died Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2000) at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., after an extended illness.
Born in Kingsport, he had resided in Church Hill most of his life. He retired from Arcata Graphics in 1990 after 25 years of service.
Mr. Chapman was a Baptist and a member of the Steel Workers Union Local 299.
His father, Ray Chapman preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Jones Chapman, of the home; one daughter, Carrie Jane Chapman, Kingsport; mother, Beulah Pyle, Kingsport; two uncles, Jasper Kern and George Chapman, both of Kingsport; three sisters [should be aunts], Ruth Baldwin, Elizabeth Medlin, both of Kingsport and Dana King, Dawsonville, Ga.; and several cousins.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Chapman, Wolfe, Egan, Kern, Starnes, Walling, Bailie)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Edward Chapman

HILTONS, Va. - Donald Edward Chapman, 72, of Route 1, passed away Monday (Dec. 29, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Mr. Chapman was born in Scott County, Va. He was a retired factory worker for General Motors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orbin Pridemore and Maxie Finetta Carter Chapman; daughter, Judith Ann Chapman; sister, Janie Edna Stewart; brothers, Claude Chapman, Ralph Chapman Sr. and Ben Chapman.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Egan Chapman, of the home; daughters, Peggy and husband Chuck Rhoton, Gate City, Va., Gayla Hocevar, Roaming Shores, Ohio, Marcia and husband John Mast, Middlefield, Ohio, Dianne and husband Mark Simpson, Hiltons, Va.; sons, Eric and wife Wanda Chapman, Weber City, Va., Elton and wife Connie Chapman, Rome, Ohio, E.W. and wife Jeanne Chapman, Montville, Ohio, Terry and wife Sandy Chapman, Rome, Ohio, Stevie and wife Jolie Chapman, Chardon, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Charles Rhoton and the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating.

Music will be provided by Jeff Watson and Tipton Family.

Interment will be at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

E. W. Chapman

HARTSGROVE, Ohio — E.W. Chapman, 56, Hartsgrove, Ohio, passed away Saturday (Jan. 14, 2012) at home following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Edward and Myrtle Irene Egan Chapman; sisters, Judith Chapman and Marcia Chapman Mast; and brother, Terry Chapman.

Surviving are his wife, Jeannie Lee Chapman, of the home; son, Jeremiah Chapman, Hartsgrove, Ohio; daughters, Jessica Levis, of the home, Jeannie Wilkes, Orwell, Ohio, Elizabeth Kirk, Ashtabula, Ohio, Elizabeth Kirk Chapman and Allison Kirk Chapman, of the home; eight grandchildren; sisters, Dianne Simpson, Hiltons, Va., Gayla Ekstrand, Rome, Ohio, Peggy Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Steven Chapman, Chardon, Ohio, Elton Chapman, Rome, Ohio, Eric Chapman, Weber City, Va.; sister-in-law, Sandy Chapman, Rome, Ohio; brother-in-law, John Mast, Jr., Middlefield, Ohio; along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted by Pastor Tom Ross on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hartsgrove Assembly for Christ Church.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home. www.gatecityfunerals .com.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Howard Eugene Chapman

March 5, 1930 - September 21, 2014

Howard E. Chapman, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 21, 2014.

Born March 5, 1930 in Scott County, VA he was a hard working son of William P. and Della Mae Addington Chapman. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army, building bridges in Stuttgart, Germany where he met his wife. He retired from Holston Defense in 1991, was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, American Legion Hammond Post #3, VFW Post 3382 and was the first Mercedes-Benz auto mechanic in Kingsport.

Howard loved the woods, hunting and fishing, and especially enjoyed cracking walnuts to feed his squirrels. He was a quiet and very likeable, generous person who was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 62 years, Edith Baeder Chapman; his children, Patricia Chapman, Mike Chapman and wife Bonnie, Lesley Chapman and husband, Scott Thurston; brothers, John Wayne and wife, Harriet (Kingsport), Luther E. and wife Dorothy (Bristol), James Preston and wife Anna (Dayton, OH); step grandchildren, Sherry Dykes and husband Sam, Karen Jacobs and husband Jimmy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Marion Chapman; sisters, Margaret June Booher and Virginia Lee Chapman.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm at Concordia Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with Pastor Paul Becker officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites presented by American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 will immediately follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

In keeping with Howards desire to help others in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 725 Truxton Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Chapman, Addington, Blessing, Easterling, Alley, Kilgore, Quillen)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Ellen (Carter) Chapman

CLINCHPORT - Mrs. Martha Ellen Chapman, 55, of Clinchport Route 1 died in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport early Thursday morning [9/28/1972] after a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended Baptist churches.

Surviving are: her husband, Roy Chapman; daughters, Mrs. Charles (Delores) Long and Mrs. Donetta Mull, both of Kingsport; Mrs. Houston (Gwenda) Smith, Blountville, and Miss Sandra Chapman, Clinchport; sons, Herman Eugene and Willie Roy Chapman, both of Clinchport; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Carter, Clinchport; sister, Mrs. Velma Jackson, Chuckey, Tenn.; brother, Kyle Carter, Clinchport; and one grandchild.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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The funeral service for Mrs. Martha Ellen Chapman of Clinchport Route 1 will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox's Chapel, with the Rev. Lester Smith and the Rev. Jack Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends Friday night, and will be taken lo the church an hour before the service Saturday. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Friday, September 29, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Mozella (Beason) Chapman

Nov 3, 1908 – Feb 13, 1994

Mozella B. Chapman, 85, died at Hillside Manor Nursing Home, Kingsport, after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late A.L. and Willmeti Beason.

She co-owned and operated Chapman Brothers Lumber Company from 1952, retiring in 1970 due to poor health.

She was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Gate City, Va., and a Worthy Matron of Gate City Eastern Star Chapter 116.

Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Emmitt Chapman; one son, Hugh A. Chapman; two brothers; one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Juanita M. Carter, Kingsport; two sons, Lloyd Joseph and Richard M. Chapman, both of Gate City, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Otta Lee Whitington, Spokane, Wash.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home with an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m. conducted by the Gate City Chapter 116 Order of the Eastern Star.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Redding officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

 

Myrtle Irene (Egan) Chapman

HILTONS, Va. — Myrtle Irene Chapman, 80, of Hiltons Va., passed away Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2010), at the Brian Center in Weber City.

She was born in Rye Cove, Va., and was a homemaker. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by the late Donald Edward Chapman after 52 years of marriage; two daughters, Judith Ann Chapman and Marcia Gail Mast; son, Terry Eulice Chapman; parents, Robert Pat and Dora Ashworth Egan; brothers, Fred Kenneth Egan, Ross Robert Egan and Ernest Wallace Egan, twin brothers, Glen and Echol Egan.

She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Simpson and husband, Mark, Hiltons, Va., Gayla Ekstrand and husband, Einar, Rome, Ohio, Peggy (Tweety) Rhoton and husband, Chuck, Gate City, Va.; sons, Stevie Chapman and wife, Jolie, Chardon, Ohio, E.W. Chapman and wife, Jeanie, Montville, Ohio, Elton Chapman and wife, Connie, Rome, Ohio, Eric Chapman and wife, Wanda, Weber City, Va.; daughter-in-law, Sandy Chapman, Rome, Ohio; son-in-law, John Mast Jr., Middlefield, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Lark, Chardon, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Bobby Egan, Rome, Ohio, Zone Egan, Church Hill, Bonnie Egan, Christiansburg, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of the daughter, Dianne Simpson, 1556 Foggy Bottom Lane, Hiltons, Va.

Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Rhoton and the Rev. Denny Hass officiating.

Music will be provided by the Durham Chapel Quartet.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Colonial Funeral Home is serving the Chapman family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roger L. Chapman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Roger Chapman, 57, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Gate City Va., passed away Saturday (April 5, 2008) at Nashville Christian Towers Assisted Living Home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Willard Chapman, Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline Chapman of Kingsport; wife, Patricia Chapman of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four children, Shawn Chapman Ashley Chapman and David Chapman of all of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Crystal Sweeney of Tazewell, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Vanessa Falin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Cheyenne Sweeney and Preston Falin; three sisters, Shirley Romero and Betty Russell, both of Kingsport and Linda Johnson of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Jerry Chapman of Winston-Salem, N.C.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 2 pm. in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel, New Tazewell, Tenn., with the Rev. Travis Chumley officiating.

Burial to follow in the Brooks Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Russell, Gene Romero, Gene Estep, Jerry Chapman, Jerry Sweeney, and Jonathan Clark.

Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(In addition to Roger’s Chapman ancestors, some of his wife’s, Patricia (Akers) Chapman’s, Scott Co ancestral families include – Akers, France, Lane, Owens, Hammonds, Russell, Williams, Darter, Wolfe, Woolsey, Jeffries)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Chapman

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Roy Chapman, 57, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening [7/29/1975] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness.

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

Survivors include his wife, Martha Ellen Carter Chapman [an error - Martha d. in 1972]; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Chapman, Clinchport; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Delores) Long, Mrs. Stan (Doretta) Pierce, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Huston (Gwenda) Smith, Blountville, Tenn., and Miss Sandra Chapman, Clinchport; two sons, Herman Chapman, and Willie Chapman, both of Clinchport; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Ida) Stanley, and Mrs. Ryland (Phoeba) McNew, both of Clinchport.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Roy Chapman will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cox's Chapel Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Jack Sturgill will officiate. Friends will serve as pallbearers.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Terry Eulice Chapman

HARTSGROVE, Ohio — Terry E. Chapman, 54, of Hartsgrove, Ohio, lost his courageous fight with cancer on Wednesday (Aug. 4, 2010).

Terry was born July 18, 1956 in Geneva, Ohio to Myrtle (Egan) and the late Donald Chapman. Terry's world revolved around his family, Sandra, his wife of almost 31 years, and his children, Kasandra, Terry, Austin and his “Sunday son”, Daniel Gengerich. He is survived by his brothers, Steve (Jolie) Chapman of Newbury, Eric (Wanda) Chapman of Weber City, Va., Elton (Connie) Chapman of Hartsgrove and EW (Jeanne) Chapman of Hartsgrove; sisters, Gayla (Einer) Ekstrand of Hartsgrove, Peggy (Chuck) Rhoton and Dianne (Mark) Simpson of Hiltons, Va.

Also a great support in his life was his wife's family; his mother-in-law, Ann Collins; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat (Tom) Fozo of Windsor, Ann (Jim) Storland of Mesa, Ariz., Tom (Dee) Collins of Esko, Minn., Chester (Dee) Collins of Orwell, and Karen (Orville) Bell of Shaker Heights.

Terry joined our other family angels, his father, Donald Chapman; sisters, Judy Chapman and Marcia (John) Mast; and his father-in-law, Chester Collins.

He gave time to the Hartsgrove Fire Department, achieving the status of captain, and was a member of the Hartsgrove Masonic Lodge #397. He was a long-time employee of the maintenance department at Grand Valley School System and most recently NAPA Auto Parts of Painesville and Middlefield.

A celebration of Terry's life and courageous fight was held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9 at Hartsgrove Fire Department, 5321 Rt. 534. He was laid to rest in the Hartsgrove Cemetery in a private family ceremony.

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Florence P. Ellis Charles

Florence P. Ellis Charles, 81, 1734 Highland St., went to be with the Lord with family by her side on Sunday evening (Feb. 16, 2003) at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., but had lived most of her life in Mt. Carmel. Mrs. Charles was a former employee of Hawkins County School System at Mount Carmel Elementary and later at Rental Uniform Company. She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1986 where she worked in printing services.

As member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, she was active in the choir and the United Methodist Women.

Mrs. Charles was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend to many.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Emmanuel and Myrtle Phillips; first husband, Walter M. Ellis Sr.; two brothers, Edgar Phillips and Clarence Phillips; three grandchildren, Steven Smith, Andrew Ellis and James Frye; and two great-grandchildren, Billy Ellis and Sarah Yakley; son-in-law, David E. Frye.

Surviving are her husband, I. Frank Charles, of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Harold (Faye) Smith, Church Hill, Mrs. Enos (Brenda) Lord, Kingsport, Gloria Frye, Church Hill, Mrs. Harold (Frances) Shoemaker, Mount Carmel, Mrs. Ronald (Lela) Shupe, Ft. Leonardwood, Mo.; three sons, Walter M. Ellis Jr. and wife, Peggy, Kingsport, Phillip Ellis and wife, Eloise, Church Hill, Wendell Charles, Lima, Ohio; one sister, Jaynell Adkins, Kingsport; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. A special acknowledgement is extended to her caregivers, Barbara Childress and Bill Feck.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home <http://www.hamlettdobson.com >, downtown Kingsport, or anytime at the home of Faye Smith, 113 Kay Ave., Church Hill, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry DeVault and the Rev. Larry Caylor officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 550 Independence Avenue, Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

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Clarence H. Charlton Jr.

GREENEVILLE — Clarence H. Charlton Jr., 81, Baileyton community, died Tuesday (April 14, 2009) at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. He had accepted the Lord as his Savior and has gone home to be with the Lord.

He was a retired construction worker and Magnavox–Phillips CE.

He was the son of the late Howard L. and Jessie (Armstrong) Charlton and the widow of Hazel G. (Harris) Charlton who preceded him in death in March of 2006.

Surviving are a son, David C. Charlton, of the home; sisters, Ila L. Dykes of Greeneville, Etta B Cline of Bowling Green, Ky., and Onita A. Clime of Franklin, Ky.; brother and sister-in-law, John Eddie and Lorraine Charlton and Mary Charlton, all of Greeneville, Kyle and Joan Harris and Ellen Wyatt of Greeneville, Ruby Arrington of Knoxville, James and Ethel Harris of Virginia; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Pyburn Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Dykes, the Rev. Charles Ricker and the Rev. Wayne Waycaster.

Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery Greene Country with the honor guard in charge of the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Charlton, Bill Hall, Gary Charlton, Dean Charlton, Cletus Miller, Kennith Brown and Harold Tunnel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Smith, Nick Crawford, Dr. Robert M. Strimer, Dr. Leah H. Rodgers and Dr. Vincent.

Special thanks to Laughlin Heathcare, Laughlin Hospital, Laughlin Home Medical Agency and Caris Hospice.

Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service, Greeneville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Hazel Gertrude (Harris) Charlton

GREENEVILLE - Hazel G. Harris Charlton, 77, of the Life Care Center of Greeneville, formerly of Millers Chapel Road, Baileyton, died Wednesday evening (March 22, 2006) at the Takoma Adventist Hospital.

She was a homemaker and attended Millers Chapel Church as long as her health permitted. She was a born again Christian, loving wife and mother.

She was the daughter of the late John C. and Laura Mae Blankenbeckler Harris, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara K. Charlton; two brothers, Roy C. Harris and Glen Harris; three infant brothers; and three sisters, Mary Hartsock, Lois Blankenbeckler, and Sue Neal.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence H. Charlton, Jr.; one son, David Charlton of the home; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kyle and Joan Harris, Greeneville, and James Clynard and Ethel Harris, Blackwater, Va.; three sisters, Ruby Arrington, Knoxville, Beulah Lane, Clinton, and Ellen Wyatt, Greeneville; several nieces and nephews; and other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Loraine Charlton, Mary Charlton, Ila Dykes, Greeneville, and Etta Cline and Onita Cline of Kentucky.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Kiser Funeral Home. The body will remain at the funeral home until time to be taken to the church for the service.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pyburn Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Dykes and Rev. Wayne Waycaster officiating.

Interment will be in Bethany Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Rev. Buster Shelton, Dr. Michael O'dell, nurses and staff of Life Care Center of Greeneville, and friends of Millers Chapel Church.

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Bettye (Nelms) Chase

Bettye Nelms Chase , 77, Kingsport, died Sunday evening (Dec. 27, 1998) at her residence due to an extended illness. She was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Chase ; her parents, William K. and Sallie Nelms; two sisters, Ms. L. D. (Lucille) Rugg and Ms. E. Vernon (Mary B.) Carrico.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Pamela Chase , Vienna, Va., and Stephen and Virgie Chase , Kingsport; a brother, W. K. Nelms, Kingsport; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. today at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Charles Neal officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown is in charge.

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Linda Jane (Venable) Chase

KINGSPORT — Linda Jane Venable Chase, of 2317 Hiwassee Street, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Jan. 20, 2007) after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Kingsport, Linda grew up in Scott County, Va. and graduated from Gate City High School in 1966. She resided in various parts of the country before returning to Kingsport, where she had lived for the past 16 years.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she enjoyed working in her flower garden and yard. She retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center due to her health.

Her father, Ralph Venable and infant sister, Carolyn Venable, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry L. Chase; two daughters, Christi Vaughn and husband, Eric; and Whitney L. Chase; stepson,

Kevin Chase, all of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Hannah Vaughn, Caleb Vaughn, and Delaney Chase; her mother, Marie Quillen Venable, Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Richard Venable and wife Phyllis, Kingsport; Jerry B. Venable and wife Lana, Weber City, Va.; and Ron H. Venable and wife Glenda, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Dawn Larkin and husband, Terry; and several nieces, nephews, and special aunts.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Chase, Gary Hensley, Terry Larkin, Justin Venable, Wes Venable, and Andrew Cash.

Memorials may be made to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, c/o Wellmont HVMC, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the family of Linda Chase.

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Gomer Carl Chatman

KINGSPORT — Gomer Carl Chatman , 84, Bridwell Street, died Friday afternoon (July 7, 2000) at his residence.

Born in Washington County, Tenn. (Johnson City), he had retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in the Tenite Department, as a supervisor, after over 44 years. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 and also the Eastern Star Liberty No. 198, and was a member of the York Rite. He was a former charter member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church and presently a member of Glenwood Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alloah Carol Pitkin; parents, James C. and Nancy Fulkerson Chatman ; three brothers, John Chatman , Paul Chatman and Jess Chatman ; and three sisters, Mary Francis Chatman , Tempie Chatman and Maude Kelly.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret Sampson Chatman , of the home; one daughter, Ms. Nancy Chatman , Gray; one son and daughter-in-law, Fred Chatman and wife, Linda, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Kevin and Leslie Chatman , Gray and Frankie and Ronnie Bowman, Johnson City and Margaret (Maggie) Carns, Gray; one great-grandchild, Katie Ann Bowman, Johnson City; one sister, Ms. Lucy Jackson, Kingsport; three brothers, Robert Chatman , Fall Branch, Russell Chatman , Fall Branch and Foy Chatman , Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends may call anytime at the residence, 1416 Bridwell Street. Calling hours are from 4 to 6 today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with masonic services being conducted at 6 p.m.

Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Richard Harris and the Rev. Jim Lindsay officiating. Music will be provided by Mary Barker.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Glenwood Baptist, 2601 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Margaret Elizabeth (Sampson) Chatman

KINGSPORT — Margaret Chatman, 86, of Kingsport, passed away on Monday (Feb. 25, 2008) at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mrs. Chatman was born March 8, 1921 and was the daughter of the late, Linex and Beulah Sampson.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a member of Glenwood Baptist Church and also a charter member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church. She was a member of Liberty Chapter #198 Order of the Eastern Star, a charter member of Beauceant Assembly #244 and a member of Demolay Mothers Club for 20 years.

In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gomer Carl Chatman; daughter, Nancy A. Chatman and a granddaughter, Alloah Carol Pipkin in 1979.

Survivors include her son, Freddie Carl Chatman and wife, Linda of Cana, Va.; grandchildren, Frankie Bowman and husband, Ronnie of Johnson City, Margaret Carns and Kevin Scott Chatman, both of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Katherine Anne Bowman and Brady Aaron Chatman; brother, Garnet Sampson of Kingsport; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will follow with Pastor Charles Roberts officiating.

Graveside services will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church, 2601 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

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Linda Louise (McMullen) Cheek

JONESBOROUGH — Linda McMullen Cheek, 67, of Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2009 at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Gate City, Va., on April 1, 1942 and lived most of her life in Kingsport and Church Hill. She retired in 2002 from Quebecor World Printing (Kingsport Press) after 42 years of service.

She goes to join loved ones who have gone on before, parents, Hoy Raymond McMullen and Sarah Minnich McMullen; brothers, Carl and James McMullen; and a special aunt, Charmie McMullen Lankford.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Carl David Cheek and a wonderful daughter, Carla Renee Cheek; one sister, Virginia M. A. Travis; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins, all of whom were very special to her.

Linda loved country music, and her favorite vacation was going to Nashville every June to mingle with the stars at CMA Fest (formerly know as Fan Fair). She made many special and lasting friends at the event. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She enjoyed working on her genealogy and compiled several volumes of her family history. She established the "Ketron Cemetery Association" for the purpose of restoring and maintaining the old Ketron Cemetery located in Wadlow Gap on the Couch farm in which her great-great-grandfather is buried. She and several friends and family members worked tirelessly to accomplish that goal.

The family will receive friends Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Graveside services will follow the funeral at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Travis Anderson, Lewis McMullins, Ronald Vaughn, Larry Bailey, Paul Brady, and Marty Proffitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Anderson, Carl Bacon, Eddie Hunt, Harvey Conkin, Travis Merrell and Jack McDavid.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful doctors, nurses, and other members of the medical community who worked so hard to make the last years of Linda’s life as pleasant as possible. Special thanks is extended to Dr. Ronald Hunter and staff, Dr. Stan Hodges, and many special people at Indian Path Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center who went above and beyond the call of duty to show the family love and compassion throughout this difficult time in their lives.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the "Ketron Cemetery Association", 127 Mystic Lane, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Linda McMullen Cheek.

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Bonnie (Adams) Childress

BLACKWATER, Va. - Bonnie Childress, 76, died Monday (Feb. 7, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Cornett and JoAnn Barnette Adams. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Childress; and a daughter, Lisa Diane Childress.

Surviving are her sons, Gary and wife, Wilma Childress of Blackwater, Va., and Mike and wife, Elsie Childress of Blackwater, Va.; daughter, Faith and husband, Keith Roberts of Clinchport, Va.; sisters, Ida Vaughn of and Gladys Pridemore, both of Duffield, Va., and Lora Hartsock of Hiltons, Va.; brothers, Otto Adams of Blackwater, Va., Ray Adams of Duffield, Va., Kenny Adams of Blackwater, Va., Denny Adams of Kingsport and Matthew Adams of Kingsport; grandchildren, Shane Childress, Myra Hampton, Andrea Childress, and Clinton Roberts; great-grandchildren, Zachary Hampton, Jordan Hampton, and Shawn Michael Hampton; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Rose and Durhams Chapel Quartet.

Committal services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Childress Family Cemetery in Blackwater. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the service.

Pallbearers will be Howard Berry, Michael Carter, Erette Vaughn, Tony Adams, Kelly Adams, Claude Vaughn, and Jimmy Adams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Virginia, P.O. Box 349, Norton, Va. 24273.

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Edward Lane “Hack” Childress

BIG STONE GAP , Va. - Edward Lane (Hack) Childress , 66, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 1999 at Lonesome Pine Hospital . He was a coal miner and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; two brothers and one son.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Childress ; five sons, Marty Childress , David Childress , Dewayne Childress and Tony Childress , all of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Randy Childress , Imboden, Va.; four daughters, Brenda Mawk, Teney McConnell and Judy Young, all of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Connie Sloan, Clinchport, Va.; two brothers, Junior Childress and William Childress , both of Kingsport; three sisters, Myrtle Childress , Gate City, Va., Wilhite Shupe, Duffield, Va., and Mary Rogers, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Burial will be at the Shupe Family Cemetery , Duffield , Va. Pallbearers will be Stoney Mawk, Shawn Dickenson, Lenny Durham, Ernie Maggard, Johnny Harris, Bill Pleasant, Leroy Fogerty, Curtis Durham and Randall Gilliam.

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Irene M. (Pecktol) Childress

KINGSPORT - Irene Pecktol Childress, 96, died Sunday morning (April 16, 2006) at Netherland HealthCare.

Born in the Wadlow Gap area of Kingsport, Irene was the second oldest of nine children. She worked as a dental assistant early in life and later in sales at Gregory Appliance Center and Milhorn Appliance Center.

As a farmer's wife of John Earl Childress, Sr., for 42 years, she spent most of her life raising her family. She was a longtime member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church.

She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, J. E. "Earl" Childress; a brother, Henry Pectol; and two sisters, Manie Miller and Frances Hickam.

Surviving are a daughter, Martha C. Pierce, Knoxville, Tenn.; three sons and their wives, John Earl and June Childress, Harold W. and Emily Childress, and Robert W. and Dawn Childress, all of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Watt Childress, Larry Childress, Beth Correll, Monica Richards, Robby Childress and Chuck Pierce; one step-grandson, Chad Humphries; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret Bedford, Elizabeth Medlin, Rachel Dykes and husband, Ralph, all of Kingsport, and Ruth Shankles of Hickory, N.C.; a brother, Flem H. Pecktol and wife, Bessie, of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glen Alpine United Methodist Church with Dr. Kenneth W. LaDuke and Rev. John F. Toney officiating. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to service.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, 3200 Glen Alpine Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Netherland HealthCare.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Fleenor, Wolfe, Jett)

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Jeanette (Castle) Childress

KINGSPORT - Jeanette Castle Childress, 66, of Gillespie Ave., passed away Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County on Feb. 19, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Harvey J. and Oakie Watson Castle. She was employed as a dietary clerk with Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Salleys Chapel.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William O. Childress; brothers, Charlie Castle, Paul Castle, Emory Castle, and two infant brothers.

Surviving are sons, William C. Childress and wife Rhonda Renea Childress, Piney Flats, Tenn., and Eddie R. Childress, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Phillip Childress, Christopher Adam Childress, Audrey Childress, Travis Childress, and David Perkins; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Blake Childress; two sisters, Mary Depew, Kingsport, and Virgie (Sissie) Wallen, Church Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hughie and Lynn Cassell, Palm Bay, Fla., Clarence (Red) and June Cassell, Rye Cove community, Doyle and Shirley Castle, Bill and Lou Cassell, all of Kingsport, Roy Castle, Nickelsville, Va., Larry Lee (Hank) Castle, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence of a sister, Mary Depew.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Boone and the Rev. Warren C. Meade officiating. Music will be provided by Salleys Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

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John Earl Childress Sr.

John Earl Childress Sr., 80, of Kingsport Route 10, died at his home about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. [2/24/1973]

A farmer, he was born and lived his entire life on the farm where he died. He was a member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church.

Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Irene Pecktol Childress; daughter, Mrs. Harold W. (Martha Ann) Pierce of Knoxville; sons, John Earl Jr., Harold W. and Robert W. Childress, all of Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. A. K. (Anna) Simpson, Hurst, Tex.; and six grandchildren.

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

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 25, 1973)

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Funeral services for John Earl Childress, Sr., will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at Glen Alpine United Methodist Church with Rev. Henry Lenoir in charge. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. It will be taken to the church one hour before services. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Mrs. John Earl Childress is Irene (Pectol) Childress and some of her Scott Co ancestral families are – Fleenor, Wolfe, Jett)

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 27, 1973

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John J. Childress

Mr. John J. Childress, 86, Kingsport, TN passed away, Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Childress was born in Lee County, VA on March 28, 1924 , son of the late Irvin and Jane Rhoton Childress.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Rogers and five brothers.

Surviving is his wife of 37 years, Elsie Mae Kendrick Russell Childress, Kingsport, TN; step-daughter, Pamela Repass and husband, Michael, Kingsport, TN; step-son, Terry Russell and wife, Vernia, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Justin Repass, Jonathan Repass, and Wesley Russell; great grandchildren, Payton Repass and Gavin Repass; sisters, Wilhite Shupe and husband, Gene, Duffield, VA and Myrtle Gilliam, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. , Friday, February 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 Bishop Hagan Webb and the Rev. Boyd Holder officiating. The Victory Apostolic church singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport , TN. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

An online guest registry is available for the family of John J. Childress.

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

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Marty Allen Childress

BIG STONE GAP , Va. - Marty Allen Childress , 41, passed away Tuesday ( Aug. 26, 2003 ) at Petersburg , Va.

He was born Nov. 13, 1961 . He was a lifelong resident of Wise County and the son of the late Edward "Hack" and Leona (Lawson) Childress . He was a former employee of Nationwide Crating Co. of California and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Childress .

Surviving are his stepmother, Marie Childress of Big Stone Gap, Va.; three sisters, Teney McConnell and Brenda Mawk and husband Stoney, all of Big Stone Gap, Va. and Connie Sloan of Clinchport, Va.; four brothers, Randy Childress , Imboden, Va., Tony Childress and Dewayne Childress , both of Big Stone Gap, Va., and David Childress and wife Mary of Stickleyville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Burial will follow in Shupe Family Cemetery, Jasper, Va.

Pallbearers will be Stoney Mawk, Tony Childress , Gary Arwood, Travis Bishop, Michael Vaughn, Leroy Fogarty, Earnest Maggard, Shawn Dickenson and David Childress .

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Randy Steven Childress

IMBODEN, Va. - Randy Steven Childress, 44, passed away Monday ( May 2, 2005 ) at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Wise County , Va. , and a 1979 graduate of Keokee , Va. , High School. He was a former employee of the former Paty Lumber in Duffield, Va., and Pizza Plus in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward "Hack" Childress; his mother, Leona Childress; and two brothers, Michael and Marty Childress.

Surviving are his step-mother, Marie Childress; three sisters, Teney Kelly and husband, Jr., Brenda Mawk and husband, Stoney, all of Big Stone Gap, and Connie Sloan of Bristol, Va.; three brothers, Tony Childress and Dewayne Childress, both of Big Stone Gap, and David Childress and wife, Mary, of Stickleyville, Va.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and one special friend, Robert "Rock" Collier of Imboden.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alan Collier and the Rev. Tony Nunley officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Shupe Cemetery in the Jasper community of Duffield, Va.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests financial assistance for Randy's services.

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Worley Ray Childress

BLACKWATER, Va. - Worley Ray Childress, 74, died early Wednesday morning (Jan. 8, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late A.L. (Colonel) and Ora Vaughn Childress, and was a farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Diane Childress; brothers, Hustler Childress and Lawrence Childress; a sister, Emily McPherson; half brother, Raymond Childress; and half sister, Venius Collins.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Adams Childress; sons, Gary and wife, Wilma Childress of Blackwater, Va., Mike and wife, Elsie Childress of Blackwater, Va.; daughter, Faith and husband, Keith Roberts of Clinchport, Va.; four grandchildren, Shane Childress, Myra Hampton, Andrea Childress and Clinton Roberts; great-grandchildren, Zachary Hampton and Jordan Hampton; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Brother T.J. Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by Eddie Roberts and Wanda Bishop.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Childress Family Cemetery in Blackwater. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the committal service.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Allen Christian

CHURCH HILL - Allen Christian, 78, Route 2, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday ( April 26, 1992 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter after a brief ill ness.

He spent most of his life in Hawkins County and attended the Christian's Bend Independent Baptist Church . He was a member of the Clay Masonic Lodge 386 in Church Hill and the Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, App and Maxie Chris­tian; two sisters, Susie Christian and Kate Bailey; one brother, Ernest Christian; and one step­daughter, Imagene Shipley.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Christian, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. O'Dell Arnold and Mrs. Lenora Amis, both of Surgoinsville, and Mrs. JoAnn Cox, Maryland; one son, John Allen Christian, Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Darlene Jackson, Greene County; two stepsons, Charles Starnes and Steve Starnes, both of Greene County; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Bailey, Church Hill.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Fu­neral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian's Bend Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Dykes and the Rev. Herman Christian officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Christian's Bend Cemetery .

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Annis V. (Steffey) Christian

Annis V. Christian, 83, 2101 Flanders St., Kingsport, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (April 30, 1994) at Brookhaven Health Care Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport since 1915. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Christian in 1982; and one son, Otis Chris­tian in 1981; two brothers, A.D. Steffey and Marion Steffey Jr.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Louise Skeens, Mrs. Frances

Cline, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Lampkins and Mrs. Bill (Lois) Li­senby, all of Kingsport and Mrs. Laura Hurd, Church Hill; two sons, James William Chris­tian, Johnson City and Gene Christian, Mount Carmel; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grand­children; two stepgrandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Vernie Gil­liam, Mrs. Myrtle Ward and Mrs. Louise Hutchins, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home or anytime at the home of a daughter, Frances Cline, 2105 Flanders St., Kings­port.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Hagan Webb and Pastor William Cody Jr. offi­ciating.

Burial will be in the Church Hill Memory Gardens.

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Belle (Arnold) Barbour Christian

KINGSPORT - Belle (Barbour) Christian, born June 10, 1920, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Oct. 18, 2004) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., however, spent the majority of her life in Kingsport. She attended Gravely Baptist Church.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Barbour; second husband, Otis Honaker; and last husband, Paul Christian; her parents, Horace and Eva Arnold; three sons, Hubert, Roy C., and Jimmy Barbour; three sisters, Lena Barbour, Hazel Haynes and Dicie Horton; two brothers, Hobert and Bob Arnold; two grandchildren, Ramona Barbour and Larry Wallen.

Surviving are two daughters, Eva Wallen of Jonesville, Va., and Margaret Wallen and husband Phillip Wayne of Church Hill; two sons, Carl "Cricket' Barbour and wife Peggy of Marietta, S.C., and Melvin Barbour and wife Theresa of Kingsport; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers, her granddaughter, Teresa Lane, and Peggy Sadler, Hazel Arnold, The Wellmont Home Healthcare nurses and Dr. Dan Carroll for their loving and compassionate care of Belle during her illness.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home or at the home of Mrs. Christian anytime.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Salley and the Rev. Amos Lockhart officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bellamy Cemetery in the Waycross, Va., community.

For those wishing to attend graveside services, please meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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Beulah Mildred (Herron) Collins Christian

(Parents from Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT - Beulah Mildred Christian passed away Monday (May 13, 2002) at the Indian Path Medical Center Emergency Room.

Mildred was born in Rogersville, a daughter of the late Lum Denny and Bessie Lee Herron. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Mahlen and husband Claude; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Collins and wife Sue, John D. Christian and wife Carolyn; grandchildren, Lisa Swanson, Pam Eudaley, Chris Mahlen and Georgette Schroeder; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Hurst of Kingsport.

Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Apostles with the Rev. Larry DeVault officiating.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Christian family.

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Billy Morgan Christian

MOUNT CARMEL - Billy Christian, 83, Mount Carmel, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday (June 11, 2006) at his home following a brief illness.

Mr. Christian was a life-long resident of Hawkins County and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of the Mead Corporation and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II.

He was a loving husband, dad, papaw and brother.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela England; son-in-law, Jim McLain; his parents, Haskel and Nannie Wolfe Christian; sister, Myrtle Collier; brother, Bob Christian; and step-mother, Lorraine Christian.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Verdie Lee Robinette Christian, Mount Carmel; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Carol Christian, Kingsport; four daughters and sons-in-law, Tonie and Keith Arnold, Kingsport; Veronica and David Morton, Church Hill; Yvonne and Doug Wagner, Kingsport; Vicki McLain, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Penny Henderson and husband Bryan, Scott Christian, Jim Arnold and wife Kerry, Jeff England and wife Lori, Charity Frye and husband Barry, Todd Wagner, Chris England and wife Brook, Jimmy McLain, Ryan Wagner and wife Beth, Kelly Morton, Rodney McLain and wife Lisa; great grandchildren, Whitney Christian, Matt, Lucas and Jordann Henderson, Kaleb, Devyn and Morgan Arnold, Grayson and Adison England, Julia McLain, Cole England; great-granddaughter to be born in July; two brothers, Mike Christian, Kingsport, David Christian, Montana; two sisters, Juanita Collier, Kingsport, Gaye Turnmire and husband Jim, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Linda Collier for all the love and care given to our dad, Dr. Baumrucker, dad's nurse, Frankie Yankee and Hospice for their care and loving concern for our dad. Thank you to our dear family, friends, and neighbors for their love and prayers during the past four months.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Dr. Walter Crouch and Rev. Greer Ruble officiating.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Color Guard on Wednesday at 12 noon at Oak Hill Cemetery in the Garden of Everlasting Life.

Pallbearers will be Scott Christian, Jim Arnold, Jeff England, Todd Wagner, Chris England, Jimmy McLain, Ryan Wagner, Kelly Morton, Rodney McLain and Bryan Henderson.

The family requests that those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude's Hospital.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Christian family.

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Birdie J. (Hickman) Christian

 

KINGSPORT - Birdie J. Christian, 79, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a retired nurse.

Mrs. Christian was a member of the Blountville Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Marvin W. Christian, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Laureen Christian, Blountville; one granddaughter, Alycia Christian; two sisters, Gladys Mitchell, Kingsport, Blanche Fulkerson, Rochester, N.Y.; one brother, Grover S. Hickman, Flag Pond; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leighton Roberts officiating.

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

Memorials may be given to Blountville Church of God, P.O. Box 646, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

 

(Grandparents in Scott Co – Andrew J. and Mary Isabell McClellan. Daughter of Enoch Tip Hickman and Bethel Jane (McClellan) Hickman.)

 

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Clyde Douglas Christian

SURGOINSVILLE - Clyde D. Christian , 57, 130 Pine St., died Friday (Sept. 24, 1999) at his home after an extended illness. Born in Virginia, he had lived most of his life in Hawkins County and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Surgoinsville.

He was preceded in death by his father, E.C. Christian ; and his grandparents.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Christian , of the home; two daughters, Missy Christian Byington, Church Hill and Cathy Torrence and son-in-law, Mike Torrence, Candler, N.C.; three grandchildren, Joshua Byington, and Matthew and Chris Torrence; his mother, Margaret Hazel Christian , Surgoinsville; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Jerry and Yvonne Christian , Houston, Texas, June and Patsy Christian , Surgoinsville, Jimmy and Linda Christian , Vicksburg, Miss., and Harold Christian , Surgoinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Surgoinsville and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. John Toney and the Rev. Mike Torrence officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Dillard Ralph Christian

KINGSPORT — Ralph Christian, 58, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (June 14, 2009) at his residence following an extended illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a retired carpenter. He attended Freedom Independent Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Rose Christian; his parents, W.F. Christian and Ollie Pearcy Christian; sisters, Analee Christian, Arleda Harmon, Wanda Taylor and Eva Adams; brothers, McKinley Christian and Henry Christian.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Rhonda Christian; son, Travis Lane; sisters, Iva Jean Amyx and husband, Ray, Sylvia Day, Shirley Mowdy and husband, Cecil, Joella Davis and husband, Gary; brothers, Eric Christian and wife, Brenda, Ronald Christian and wife, Janice, Johnny Christian and wife, Joyce; 45 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Andy Sensabaugh, Brother Robert Cole and Hugh Anderson officiating.

Music will be provided by Stella Woods, Norma Anderson and Darrell Bishop.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ross Camp Cemetery with the American Legion Post 3/265 and the TN National Guard conducting the rites.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Mowdy, Tom Horton, Andrew Christian, Mike Christian, Mark Christian and Ray Amyx. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the churches, Vanderbilt Hospital, Adventa Hospice, Hugh and Norma Anderson and his friends and family for their labor of love.

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

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John Allen "Jay" Christian Jr.

GRAY - John A. "Jay" Christian, 60, 1313 Carroll Creek Rd., died Friday (Jan. 3, 2003) at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Christian was a native of Church Hill but had lived most of his life in Blountville. He was the son of the late Allen and Lockie Shelton Christian.

He had worked at the Tennessee Eastman for over 17 years and had most recently worked at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Mr. Christian was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Matherly Christian; one son, Troy Christian, Surgoinsville; one daughter, Teresa Gale Christian, Rogersville; three sisters, Joann Cox, Baltimore, Md., O'dell Arnold and Lenora Amos, both of Surgoinsville; one granddaughter, Kaylea Christian, Surgoinsville; and one grandson, Dustin Christian, Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the East Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Bud Pate officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382. Those attending the graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the funeral home by 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, are Terry Joe Arnold, Tracy Arnold, Clarence Conant, Troy Christian, Bill Matherly and Jeff Matherly.

Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Stayer and Teddy Cox.

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Joseph Elmer “Jay” Christian

KINGSPORT - Joseph E. (Jay) Christian, 86, a former resident of Manville, Va., died peacefully on Thursday (May 9, 2013) at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Kingsport. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Company working in the tenite plastic division for 39 1/2 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He attended Salley's Chapel Baptist Church. Jay was a loving, generous and caring dad and papaw always thinking of others. He loved to farm and garden.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Lane Christian; his parents, Joseph and Linda Pendleton Christian; sisters, Dorothy Spivey, Lovely Hammonds, Mattie Davidson, Lou Jackson and Ethel Mae Byrd; brothers, Emmitt, Harmon, Carl and Harvey Christian. He was the last surviving member of his family.

Surviving are his loving family: his son, Rev. Phillip Christian and wife, Sherry, Gate City, Va.; daughters, Marcia Snodgrass and husband, Rick, Cocoa, Fla., Kim Absher and husband, Ronnie Lynn, Kingsport (whom he had resided with for the past two years); grandchildren, Blake and Ashley Absher, Breven and Sarah Absher, Brad and Kimberly Christian, Ben and Mandy Christian, Melody and Will Younger, Matt, Nic, Jon Marc, Jana, Joy, Kari and Kathryn Snodgrass; great-grandchildren, Audra and Maddi Absher, Mason and Austin Christian, Kyler and Bentley Christian, Aiden, Ryan, Gracelyn, Benjamin and Ayrn Younger; several nieces and nephews. His loving neighbors, Elizabeth Peters, his niece, Zella Peters and nephew, Wayne and Teresia Hammonds.

Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. Saturday May 11, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Ronnie L. Absher in Kingsport. Services will be conducted Saturday 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Raymond Hammonds officiating. The Christian Family will be providing the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 with the Virginia National Guard at 2 p.m. Sunday May 12, 2013 at the Christian Family Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet no later than 1:50 p.m. at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Blake and Breven Absher, Brad, Ben, Mason and Austin Christian, Wayne, Chad and Scott Hammonds. Honorary pallbearers will be Saunders Jackson, Herman Spivey, Bill Christian, Keith Davidson, David and Bill Peters, Dewayne and Dwight Peters. A special thank you to Wellmont Hospice and nurse Becky, Dr. DaSilva & Kingsport Hematology-Oncology and Dr. Paul Black and nurse Linda with Mountain Region Family Medicine.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Margaret Hazel (Pierson) Christian

ROGERSVILLE - Margaret Hazel Pierson Christian, 89, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ Our Savior 5:12 p.m. Saturday (April 1, 2006), while a resident at the Church Hill Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 30, 1917 at Copper Creek near Gate City, Va., but spent most of her life in Hawkins County, living more than 60 years in the same house in Surgoinsville.

She accepted Christ at an early age and daily lived an exemplary Christian life. She, along with her husband, were charter members of the Charity Baptist Church of Surgoinsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Cecil Christian, Sr.; a son, Clyde Douglas Christian; her parents, Elbert and Neal (Herron) Pierson; brothers, Bascom and Daught Pierson; sisters, Blanche Templeton, Pauline Counts, and Ava Nell (infant) Pierson.

She is survived by sons, Jerry Christian and wife, Yvonne of Houston, Tex., Elbert Christian, Jr. and wife, Patsy of Surgoinsville, Jimmie Christian and wife, Linda of Vicksburg, Miss., and Harold Christian of Surgoinsville; daughter-in-law, Sue Christian Harvey of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, Donna Christian Kelly of Houston, Tex., Gary Wayne Christian of Utah, LeAnn Christian Crowder of Morristown, Tracy Christian Trichell and Scott Durand Christian, both of Vicksburg, Miss., Melissa Christian Miller of Kingsport, Cathy Christian Torrence of Knoxville, Scott Randall Christian and Todd Christian, both of Surgoinsville; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Kemp Peirson of Kingsport and Calvin Pierson of Macon, Ga.; three sisters, Nancy Arnold of Kingsport, Clara Lee Showalter of Crewe, Va., Jeanette Akers and husband, Glenn Akers of Gate City, Va.

Thanks and many blessings to the staff of Church Hill Health Care and Hospice for their care of Hazel.

The family will receive friends in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with services to immediately follow. The Rev. Dan Brown will officiate with music to be provided by her granddaughter and her husband, Cathy and Mike Torrence.

Friends also may call at the home of her son, E. C. Christian, Jr., 309 Hill Avenue, Surgoinsville.

Interment will be at the First United Methodist Church Cemetery 10 a.m. Friday.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Marvin Woodrow Christian

 

KINGSPORT - Marvin Woodrow Christian, 84, passed away Saturday (March 10, 2001) at 5 p.m. at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had lived in the Kingsport area most of his life. He was employed with Tennessee Eastman Company for 44 years.

He was a member of the Church of God in Blountville.

Mr. Christian was a Mason for more than 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Birdie J. Christian, in July, 2000.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Laureen Christian, Blountville; one granddaughter, Alycia Christian; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 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. Leighton Roberts officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blountville Church of God, P.O. Box 646, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

 

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McKinley “Kenny” Christian Sr.

Dec 29, 1928 – Feb 25, 1994

McKinley 'Kenny’ Christian Sr., 65, 520 Riddle St., Kingsport, died at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at the VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, after a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and was a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He retired in 1981 as a self-employed carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382.

He was preceded in death by his father, William F. Christian; two sisters, Analee Christian and Arleda Harmon.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Carol Jean) Brown and Mrs. William (Sheila Gwen) Farmer, both of Kingsport; five sons, Kenneth Daniel Christian, Gregory Mark Christian, McKinley Christian Jr., all of Kingsport, Dennis James Christian, Blountville, Timothy Christian, EI Paso, Texas; 14 grandchildren; his
mother, Ollie Christian, Kingsport; six sisters, Shirley Mowdy, Jo Ella Benton, Sylvia Cole, Iva Amyx, all of Kingsport, Wanda Taylor, Charlotte, N.C., Eva Adams, Greenville, S.C.; five brothers, Ronald Christian, Eric Christian, Ralph Christian, Johnny Christian, all of Kingsport, Henry Christian, Indianapolis, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Mellins officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, by VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382, Inc., Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 5227, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

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Pauline Hope (Hilton) Christian

Pauline Hilton Christian, 78, of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

Born in Scott County, Virginia and lived in Church Hill, St. Cloud, Florida and then in her later years, moved back to Kingsport. She was a cosmetologist and owned and operated her beauty shop for years. Pauline is of the Mormon faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Christian; her son, Ronnie Christian; daughter, Debbi Christian; parents, Amos and Margaret Linkous Hilton; brother, Ronald "Jimmy" Hilton and godmother, Florence Potts.

Survivors include her two daughters, Angela G. Allen and husband Wesley and Patty Mellons and husband Michael, all of Kingsport; her son, Danny Christian of California; 9 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Necessary of Blountville and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 12 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Highway 11W, Church Hill, TN.

Graveside Funeral services will follow at Church Hill Memory Gardens, Church Hill conducted by Bishop David Debry. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

(Her father, Amos S. Hilton Jr., was born in Scott Co.)

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

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Sue Bishop Christian

KINGSPORT - Sue Christian, 68, went to be with the Lord Saturday ( Nov. 9, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Gate City , Va. Mrs. Christian retired from Indian Path Medical Center and attended Gravely Baptist Church .

Her husband, John E. Christian; parents, James and Sallie Lane Bishop; sister, Margaret Donaldson; brother, Phillip Bishop preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughters, Marian Robinson and husband Jerry, Asheville, N.C., Etta Fugate Christian, Kingsport; a son, Wendell Christian, Kingsport; grandchildren, Tia Robinson, Brandon Christian, and Jordan Christian; sisters, Nanny Gordon, Avery Quillen, Dorothy Hagaman, Jane Strong, Margie Dunn; brothers, Jerry Bishop, Dean Bishop, Greg Bishop, James Henry Bishop, Bill Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor David Salley officiating.

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Ruby Estelle (Gilliam) Christian

KINGSPORT - Ruby G. Christian, 80, of Kingsport, died Friday (Feb. 3, 2006) at her home after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Christian was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Christian; brother, William Gilliam; and sister, Lottie Turner.

Surviving are her son, R.E. "Butch" Christian and wife, Susan of Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Marti Blais and Brittani Depontes and husband, Rick; two great-grandsons, Caine Blais and Kyler Depontes; two brothers, Paul Gilliam and wife, Jan of Jacksonville, Fla., and Fred Gilliam and wife, Tana of Mississippi; several nieces and nephews; and special nephew, Mike Turner and his family.

It was Ruby's request to be cremated.

A private memorial service will be conducted Saturday (Feb. 11, 2006).

Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice Program, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37664.

The family would like to thank the Wellmont Hospice, the doctors, and caregivers, Tana, Hope, Susan, and Suzie.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ruby Christian.

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Sarah Jane (Tomlinson) Christian

DUFFIELD, Va. - Sarah Jane Tomlinson Christian, born June 16, 1930 , departed this life on Sunday ( Aug. 12, 2001 ), at the age of 71 years.

She was a member of the Wallens Creek Primitive Baptist Church .

Mrs. Christian was preceded in death by her parents, Worley and Fannie Gibson Tomlinson; husband, Clarence Christian; one son, Teddy Christian; one daughter, Janis Christian; two brothers, Charlie and Colonel Tomlinson; three sisters, Cora Graham, Louise Kerns and Frankie Tomlinson.

She leaves to mourn her passing one special friend and companion, Echel Barnette; one son, Ed Christian, Maryland; three daughters, Faye Swecker, Church Hill, Mamie Ward, Marion, Va., Sydney Ann Christian, West Virginia; two sisters, Ellen Thompson and Elizabeth Fritz, Duffield; two brothers, Bill Tomlinson, Duffield, and Robert Tomlinson, Wise, Va.; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by the True Way Quartet.

Burial will be in the Summitt Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to Duffield Funeral Home, 169 Fraley Avenue , Duffield , Va. 24244 .

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Zola Eloise (Lane) Christian

GATE CITY, Va. - Zola Eloise Christian, 71, Route 1, Manville community, died Thursday (Nov. 15, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a housewife. Mrs. Christian was of the Baptist faith and attended Salley's Chapel Church.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, the Rev. Everette Lane and Lucille Bellamy Lane; a brother, Jimmy Lane.

Surviving are her husband, Jay Christian, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Rick Snodgrass, Elizabethton, and Kim and Ronnie Absher, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Sherry Christian, Gate City, Va.; her grandchildren, Brad and Kim Christian, Ben Christian, Blake and Breven Absher, Melody, Matt, Nic, Jonathan, Jana, Joy, Kari and Kathryn Snodgrass; great-grandson, Mason Christian; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rowena and Glen Johnson, Banner Elk, N.C., Karen and Robert Kojima, Mountain Ranch, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Sue Lane, Kingsport, and Bill and Rita Lane, Church Hill; sister-in-law, Harla Lane, Cyril, Okla.; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with Pastor Charles Boone and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Burial will be in the Christian Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Blake Absher, Preston Peters, Paul Tipton, Kenneth Blankenbecler, Saunders Jackson, Keith Davidson, Herman Spivey and Joe Henry Christian.

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Anna Lou (Moore) Churchwell

January 18, 1924 - January 30, 2014

Anna Lou Moore Churchwell, 90, passed away late Thursday evening, January 30, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Sullivan County on January 18, 1924, to the late Charlie E. and Mary Fletcher Moore. She was employed by Tennessee Eastman prior to becoming a devoted wife and mother. She was a wonderful wife, mother, mamaw, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church for 62 years where in her earlier years she had been a dedicated nursery worker and later a faithful member of the Mary Anne Buckner Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Enoch T. Churchwell; infant son, Jerry Lynn Churchwell; son and daughter-in-law, Enoch Ray and Debra Dunn Churchwell; three sisters, Virginia Wampler, Marie Dougherty and Martha Moore; two brothers, Hubert Moore and Oscar Moore.

Surviving are four daughters; Shirley Churchwell, Brenda Kay Painter and husband Clarence, Martha Churchwell and Barbara (Bobbie) Shirley and husband Keith; one son, David Ray Churchwell and wife Kelley; three grandchildren, Joshua Lane and Brittany, Ryleigh Churchwell and Mason Churchwell; one great granddaughter, Kaelynn Lane; two sisters, Irene White and Leola Larkin; one brother, James Moore; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A service will follow at 5 pm in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Charles Buckner and Rev. Frank Proffitt officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 am to in to procession.

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

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

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Jerry Churchwell

Jerry Churchwell, 64, Kingsport, died early Tuesday morning (August 9th, 2011) peacefully at his home.

A lifelong resident of the Kingsport area, he formerly worked at Oakwood Markets for 10 years and retired from Eastman Chemical Company following 30 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents Glenna and Hal S. Churchwell, brothers Kenneth, Charles (Edith), Hal B. and Johnny and mother-in-law Freddie Ruth Henry.

He is survived by Merreta, his wife of 45 years; son, Jeremiah Churchwell and wife Kristen; daughter, Christi Rodgers and husband Moses; grandson, Jonas Churchwell, granddaughters, Abby Rodgers, Kaylee Rodgers, Cassie Rodgers and fiancé Landon Rose, great grandson, Xander Rodgers (papaws little Roy), brothers-in-law, L.A. Henry, Glenn Smith, sisters-in-law, Roma Smith, Margaret Churchwell and Mary Cox. Several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Special friends, Vince Hoard, Cecil Rutledge, Eddie Larkins and Ricky Trent.

Calling hours are Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Graveside Services will be Friday, August 12th at 11:00a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Charles Kilborne officiating. Pallbearers will be L.A. Henry, Moses Rodgers, Landon Rose, Brian Henry, Glenn Smith and Tim Bellamy.

Special thanks to Dr. Warren Jones, Summer and Kathy and staff of Holston Medical Group and staff of Wellmont Hospice.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Sallie M. (Riner) Churchwell

KINGSPORT - Sallie M. Riner Churchwell, 92, went home to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon (April 7, 2005) at Brookhaven Manor Healthcare following a brief illness.

She was born in Ft. Blackmore, Va., but had spent the majority of her life in Kingsport. She was a homemaker and was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

She was a member of Howard Hill Freewill Baptist Church and later a member of Riverside Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997, Glen O. "Jack" Churchwell; her parents, George Bert Riner and Rosie Bowens Riner; sisters, Margie Caldwell and Ollie Greer; and brothers, Willard, Lester, Milburn, Everette and G.B. Riner.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Fred C. and Claudia Churchwell, Mount Carmel; granddaughter, Wendy Marshall and husband, Brian, Baltimore, Md.; three great-grandsons, Tommy, Carl and Tyler; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Beulah Mae Copas, Jonesborough, Billie Fay Collins, Erwin, and Suzy Robinette, Kingsport; brothers, Rev. J.C. Riner and Douglas Grady Riner, both of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

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

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Clarence Painter, David Churchwell, Gary Burke, Billy Riner, Ron Riner, Brian Marshall and Rev. J.C. Riner serving as pallbearers.

Grady Riner will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 2:50 p.m.

Carter-Trent Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Sallie Churchwell.

 

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Katherine Leslie Clabaugh

GATE CITY, Va. - Katherine Leslie Clabaugh , 44, died Friday ( Dec. 18, 1998 ) at the University of Virginia Hospital and Medical Center .

Ms. Clabaugh was born in Kingsport on Sept. 19, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Henry and June Clabaugh . She was employed by the Scott County Social Services.

Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Henry (Bucky) and Mary Clabaugh , Gate City , Va. ; two nephews, Hank and Matt Clabaugh .

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Wells officiating. Music will be provided by Jim Belt Baker and Carolyn McPherson.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church or to the Scott County Public Library.

Pallbearers will be Elliott Smith, Gilbert Smith, Allen Dougherty, Harry Fry, Dr. James Thorton, Johnny Miller, Dan Culbertson and Ford Quillen.

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Alvin Marion Clark Jr.

Gate City, VA - Alvin M. Clark, Jr., 70, departed this life for his journey to be with his Heavenly Father, Sunday, November 24, 2013 at his residence.

Born in Scott County, VA, he was the son of the late A.M. and Clarice Elliott Clark, Sr.

Alvin was a former deputy with the Scott County Sheriff's Department, a Police Officer with both the Town of Gate City, VA and Weber City, VA

He had a great love for hunting and for horses.

He was a Mason and a member of Gate City Catlett Lodge #35 AM & FM and a member of the Virginia Army National Guerd.

In addition to his parents, his brother-in-law, James "Bimbo" Quillen preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Linda Quillen Clark, Gate City, VA.

He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Jeff Quillen and wife, Suzanne and their daughter, Sara of Kingsport, TN who loved him dearly; sisters-in-law, Marilynn Cole, Seymour, TN and Lois Keebler and husband, Gale, Ft. Blackmore, VA; nephew, Kevin Estep and wife, Erica, Seymour, TN; niece, Marlene Castle, Yuma, VA; great nephews, Ethan and Luke, Seymour, TN, who thought of him as their Papaw and loved him dearly; his great niece, Heather Castle and her daughter, Emma, Piney Flats, TN; along with special friends, Bobby and Darlene Berry, James and Betty White, and Bob and Debbie Givens, all of whom he thought as family.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. by members of the Gate City Catlett Lodge #35 AM and FM. Funeral services will follow 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., Friday, November 29, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Jeff Quillen, Kevin Estep, Connie Elliott, Bobby Berry, Bob Givens, Rick Elliott, Kevin Lawson, and Jonathan Walters will serve as pallbearers. James White, Gale Keebler, and Don Elliott will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to convey a very special thanks to Dr. Mitzi Musick and her staff for all of their love and care.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Alvin M. Clark, Jr.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Lee Clark

KINGSPORT - Anna Lee Clark, 69, went to be with the Lord Monday (Dec. 6, 2004) at her residence after a two year illness.

She was born in Sullivan County (Bloomingdale) where she had lived all of her life. She was a graduate of Blountville High School in 1954.

Anna was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Bruce Clark Sr. and Lillian Quillen Clark; two brothers, Bruce Clark Jr., and Clarence "Pete" Clark.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Indian Path Medical Center and especially to Dr. Stan Hodges.

Surviving are her sister, Edna C. Russell, Kingsport; half sister, Mildred Bishop, Blountville; brother, Quillen Clark, Kingsport; special niece whom she helped raise, Kristin Russell Harris, Kingsport; special nephews whom she considered her own, Dustin and Dylan Harris, Kingsport; and several other nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel, downtown Kingsport, with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Music will be by the Bloomingdale Baptist Church Choir.

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gunnings Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Jack Childress, Stephen Harris, Bryan Clark, Wendell Smith, Wendell Clark and Wade Childress.

Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Hommett.

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

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Arthur Scott Clark

Arthur Scott Clark, 77 of Weber City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia on June 6, 1935 to the late LaFayette and Estelle Smith Clark. Arthur attended Shoemaker High School in Gate City. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from the military in in 1972 after twenty two years of service with the rank of Chief Warrant officer. After retiring, he established his own business, Clark Equipment and Diesel Service Company. Later, he was employed by the Natural Tunnel Soil and Water Conservation District serving the Scott County area until 1997. Arthur served on the Scott County Water Authority Board, was an avid ham radio operator for many years and enjoyed working with computers. He took pleasure in playing his guitar, researching and writing genealogy which led to publishing two books (Clark and Smith Families of Virginia and the 1870 Census for Washington County, Virginia). While in good health, much of his time was spent working on the farm near Maces Springs, VA. He was active in his local church and served as a deacon in the Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Kingsport, TN.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley (infant) Betty Sue (infant) and Barbara Ann Clark Bright.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Price Clark of the home; daughter, Debra Clark Wood of Weber City; sons and daughters-in law, Randall A. and Jennifer Peters Clark of Hiltons and Michael W. and Donna Bateman Clark of Gate City; nine grandchildren, Chris Wood, Nathan Clark, Katelyn Bland-Clark and husband Brian, Emily Clark, Madison Wood, Trey Clark, Dusty Clark, Seth Clark and Alyssa Clark; sister, Jean Crawford of Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh and Sara Clark of Lapel, Indiana, Mervin and Wanda Clark of Westfield, Indiana and James Clark of Hiltons.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Timothy Adkins and Don Muncie officiating. Music will be provided by Timothy Adkins, Jennifer Clark and Lori Moore.

A military graveside service will follow at Holston View Cemetery with the American Legion Post 3/265 and the Virginia National Guard conducting the rites. Pallbearers will be Dusty Clark, Seth Clark, Nate Clark, Trey Clark, Chris Wood, Madison Wood, Brian Bland-Clark, Donovan Keith and Darrel Shaffer.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Clarice D. (Elliott) Clark

GATE CITY , Va. - Clarice E. Clark, age 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday ( March 29, 2007 ).

She lived her last 3 years at the Kingsport Senior House that she enjoyed and loved very much. She was Born on October 3, 1918 in Sullivan County . She was a member of Nottingham United Methodist Church . She retired after 38 years as head tester in the yarn lab at Eastman Chemical Company.

She was preceded in death by The Late A. M. "Good Buddy" Clarkà, Gate City Police Chief whom died on February 11, 1979, after 33 years of marriage; her parents, Steve and Lucy Gilkey Elliott; sisters, Nina Quillen and Lillian Elliott; brothers, Howard Elliott, Fred Elliott, and Charles Elliott.

She is survived by her son Alvin M. Clark, Jr. and wife Linda of Gate City; sisters, Lucille Carrico and husband Clyde of Gate City and Eileen McConnell of Gate City; brother, Don Elliott and wife Norma of Long Wood, Fla.; a very special great niece, Sara Grace Quillen; several nieces and nephews; very special friends Bobby and Darlene Berry;

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and other times at the home of Alvin and Linda Clark, Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Reverend Jeff DeBoard.

Music will be provided by the Voices of Salvation Singers.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery . The Family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Berry, Jeff Quillen, Bob Givens, James White, Virgil Sampson, and Jim Henderson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Chapman, Leo Hackler, and Clarence Catron.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gate City PO Box 97, Gate City, Va. , 24251.

A very special Thanks to the staff and care givers at the Kingsport Senior House.

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

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Don Lane

Dewey Eugene Clark

GATE CITY , Va. — Dewey Clark, 63, of Gate City, Va., passed away on Tuesday ( May 31, 2011 ), at his home.

Born Aug. 27, 1947 , Mr. Clark was owner and operator of Clark ’s Wrecker Service for many years. He was a former member of Scott County Life Saving Crew. He loved race cars and all types of mechanical work. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Vernon Clark; aunts and uncles, Townsy Godsey and husband, Charlie Godsey, Junior Ketron, Virgil Ketron, Lonzo Ketron and wife, Nell Ketron, Roy Harkleroad and wife, Elvie Harkleroad, Jack Harkleroad and wife, Ruby Harkleroad, “Gate” Harkleroad and wife, Pauline Harkleroad, and Hubert Clark and wife, Ella Clark.

He is survived by his mother, Lola Mae Harkleroad Clark, Gate City, Va.; son, William “Will” Clark and Amanda Kuhn, Fall Branch; granddaughter, MaKenzie Jo Clark; sister, Thelma Shaffer and husband, T.J., Hiltons, Va.; brother, Bobby Clark, Gate City, Va.; foster brother, Steven Demma; niece, Cindy Clark; nephews, Michael Shaffer and Tim Shaffer; aunts, Hazel McMurray, Ruth Ketron and Pauline Ketron; mother of his son, “Will”, Martha DeLariva; several great nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rex McMurray officiating.

Music will be provided by the True Faith Quartet.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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Dovie Irene (Flanary) Clark

DAYTON, Ohio - Dovie Irene Flanary Clark, 70, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Saturday (June 9, 2007) at Good Samaritan Hospital.

A resident of Livingston Care Center, Dovie enjoyed listening to gospel and bluegrass music. Her life revolved around her whole family, including her many good friends at the Livingston Care Center.

Dovie was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ralph B. Clark; her parents, Vilder and Vestie Flanary; three sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by three children, Carolyn, Randy and Sandy; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Davis and Barbara Parsons; and three brothers, Ralph, Herbert and Melvin Flanary.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at Holding Funeral Home, 17 East Third St., Big Stone Gap, Va.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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Ella Virginia (Osborne) Clark

GATE CITY - Mrs. Ella Virginia Clark, 53, of Rt. 1, Gate City, died late Thursday afternoon [2/24/1972] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Lee County and a member of the New Hurland Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Hubert C. Clark; five sisters, Mrs. Ida Carter, Gate City, Mrs. Mattie Maness and Mrs. Alpha McLain, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Ola Wells, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Irene Bryson, Martinsville, Ind.; two brothers, M. C. Osborne, Arcadia, S. C., and Clarence Osborne, W. Va.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Virginia Clark will be held from the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at p.m. with the Rev. Clarence Huffman & Rev. Sherman Grace officiating. Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT NEWS, Saturday, February 26, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Fred M. "Shorty" Clark

(Wife’s ancestors from Scott Co.)

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Fred M. "Shorty" Clark, Sr., 84, passed away Thursday (Feb 26, 2009) at his residence in Big Stone Gap.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Appalachia and a member of the church men’s fellowship. He had lived in Big Stone Gap for the past 20 years, coming from Appalachia.

Shorty was preceded in death by his parents, Dillard H. Sr. and Elizabeth Barker Clark; seven brothers and one sister; a daughter, Delores Ann Clark; a son, Daniel Bruce Clark; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Fannon Ryan.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline Blair Clark, Big Stone Gap; three sons, Freddy Clark and wife, Polly, Paul Clark and Evan Clark, all of Big Stone Gap; two daughters, Becky Fleenor and Mary Fannon and husband, Roger, all of Appalachia, Va.; seven grandchildren, Tim, Sabra, Chris Clark, Cindy and Derrick Thompson, Roger Allen Fannon and Josh Fleenor; 13 great grandchildren and special friend, Bud Gilliam.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Greg Townsend, Pastor Bob Horne and Pastor Garrett Lee.

Military graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens with Military rights by local V.F.W. and D.A.V. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers are Chris Clark, Tim Clark, Josh Fleenor, Evan Clark, Malic Thompson and Steve Sexton.

Honorary pallbearers are Bud Gilliam, Dickie Hazelwood, Ray Smith and Bob Grant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gilliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 886, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap is serving the Clark family.

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Haskel Quillen Clark

KINGSPORT - Quillen Clark, 66, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Sept. 29, 2006) at his residence.

He was a resident of Sullivan County (Bloomingdale). He was a graduate of Ketron High School and a member of the Bloomingdale Ruritan Club for many years. He attended Bloomingdale Baptist Church most of his life and was a member of Herman United Methodist Church. He retired from the Bloomingdale Water Department, where he was the filter plant operator for over 22 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Bruce Clark, Sr., and Lillian Quillen Clark; one sister, Anna Lee Clark; and two brothers, Bruce Clark, Jr., and Clarence "Pete" Clark.

Surviving are his two sisters, Edna C. Russell of Kingsport and Mildred Bishop of Blountville; a special niece whom he helped raise and was like a father to her, Kristin Harris and husband, Stephen; two special great-nephews, Dustin Harris and Dylan Clark Harris, both of Kingsport - Dylan was his name sake and Quillen loved them both like they were his own; and several other nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, with Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Music will be provided by Vickie and Mack McCall.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gunning's Cemetery, Kingsport.

It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Harris, Wendell Clark, Joe Hommell, Jack Childress, Anthony Tate, Bryan Clark and Tommy Berry.

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

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James Paul Clark

SADIEVILLE, Ky. — James Paul Clark, 77, husband of Ivy Betty Burton Clark, died May 19, 2009.

He was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Duffield, Va., to the late David and Ora Bledsoe Clark. He was a superintendent for the C.E. Pennington Construction Co., attended Sadieville Christian Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner, and he was a Korean War Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force.

Along with his wife, he is survived by children, Paula Works, Keith Clark, Emogene Culli and Charlene White, all of Sadieville, Ky., James Clark Jr. and Deb Morris, both of Georgia, and Loridene Adams of Ashland, Ky; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Billy Clark and Johnny Clark, both of Church Hill and Cecil Clark of Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Margaret Caldwell and Bobbie Sue Reed, both of Church Hill.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Sadieville Christian Church.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. today at the church with Scott Meadows, Jon Reed and Wendall Cox officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62E, Cynthiana, Ky. 41031.

Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Mary Kate (Frazier) Clark

Mary Kate Frazier Clark, 96, Gray, TN passed away, Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Life Care Center, Gray, TN.

Mrs. Clark was born in Scott County, VA on July 31, 1915, the daughter of the late Victor Lee and Lela Mae Cox Frazier.

Some of her greatest joys were spending time with her family and friends, gardening, and raising her beautiful flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Talmage Ray Clark (1998); son, Clyde Ray Clark (1945); daughter, Mary Magdalene Reeves (2011); and son-in-law, Daniel Harrison Sword (2004).

Surviving is her daughter, Elsie Mae Sword, Kernersville, NC; sons, Talmage Rossco Clark and wife, Norma Faye, Gray, TN and Hubert Carl Clark and wife, Goldie, Erie, PA; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; son-in-law, Donald H. Reeves, Kingsport, TN; and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 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 Rev. Leroy Fleenor officiating. By the Way of the Cross will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. 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 Mary Kate Clark.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Allen Eugene "Robbie" Clark

GATE CITY, Va. — Robert "Robbie" Allen Eugene Clark, 14 months old, entered into rest at East Tennessee Childrens Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Taylor; three great-grandmothers, Georgia Lee Davis, Hazel M. Harris, Lottie M. Franklin; step greatgrandfather, Billy J. Kerns; and an uncle, Jerry Madison Mc-Cloud, Jr.
Survivors include his father, Robert "Dink" Eugene Clark, Jr.; mother, Clara Clark and fiancé, James "Buddy" Kerns; sister, Kimberly Ann Clark; brother, Stephenson Eugene Clark; mamaws and papaws are, Betty J. and Henry L. Kerns, Angela J. Markin, Jerry M. McCloud, Robert Eugene Clark, Sr., Corella S. Clark; great grams and grampaws, Frances McCloud and Jerry McCloud, Diana Kerns, Jane Musser and John Musser; great paw, William Dale Harris; aunt, Amy Renee Byrd and David W. Byrd; step aunt, Casey D. Markin; best friends and cousins, Megan Faith Byrd, Trinity Musser, Efren N e c e s s a r y.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry McCloud and Rev. Larry Bledsoe officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa Presley, Rhonda Holtzclaw, Shiley and Doyle Castle. Burial will follow the service at the Strong Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Holtzclaw and Jerry M. McCloud.

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

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Ruby (Wolfe) Clark

BONAIRE, Ga. — Ruby Wolfe Clark, 77, of Bonaire, Ga., formerly of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday (May 18, 2009) at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Ga., from a brief illness.

Ruby was a longtime resident of Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Clark.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Keyser of Bonaire, Ga., and Linda Edwards of Oakton, Va.; three grandchildren, Jeremy and Nicholas Keyser, Mackenzie Edwards; two great-grandchildren, Erika and Chloie Keyser; sisters, Gerri West of Rogersville, Dorothy Scott of Meshoppen, Pa., and Sue Craighead of Irving, Texas; brother, Charles Wolfe of Rogersville.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Ruby Wolfe Clark.

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Talmage Ray Clark

GRAY -- Talmage Ray Clark , 87, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Sept. 3, 1998) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born on July 19, 1911, he was the son of the late Emory Floyd and Myrtle Ellen Gose Clark .

He was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Ray Clark ; a sister, Gladys Clark Burton and two brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Kate Frazier Clark , Gray; two daughters, Mary Magdalene Reeves, Kingsport and Elsie Mae Sword, Kernersville, N.C.; two sons, Talmage Rossco Clark , Jonesborough and Hubert Carl Clark , Erie, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a half-sister; a brother, Bascom Clark , St. Paul, Va.; three half-brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Max Linkous officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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John Douglas Clay Jr.

CLAY, John Douglas Jr., age 53, died suddenly February 18, 2010. John was born May 22, 1956 in Dayton, OH. He was a 1974 graduate of Vandalia-Butler High School and was soon to receive his BS in Engineering from Purdue University. John had worked for Plastic Trim Incorporated and later at Enginetics Corporation. John was preceded in death by his little sister, Lisa Clay in 1987. He is survived by his parents, John & Nancy Clay; his sister, Christy Clay Amlin & brother-in-law, David Amlin; niece, Emily Amlin; and his nephews, Andy (Erin), CJ, Marcus, and Gary Amlin and a special friend, Terri Strayer. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 1 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia. Entombment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263 in honor of John and his sister, Lisa.

(John’s gr-grandparents are Maldon Lane Sr and Mattie (Quillin) Lane of Scott Co.)

Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home (Vandalia, OH) obituaries at www.mortonwhetstonefh.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Douglas Clay Sr.

CLAY, John D. Sr., born February 14, 1927, passed away November 29, 2011 at home. He was born in Keokee, Virginia to James and Melinda (Legg) Clay. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Ed, Tom, Hubert and Roy and sisters, Beulah Bush, Lorene Bush, Edith Clay and Louise Nelson. John also lost his daughter, Lisa Louise in 1986 and son, John Jr. in 2010. John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Lane Clay, his daughter, Christy Amlin & husband, David; grandchildren, Andrew & Erin, Emily, CJ, Marcus and Gary; great-grandchildren, Kaley, Chloe, Elly, Henry and soon to be born, Lucy Mae and many nieces and nephews. John was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving on the USS Franklin from 1944-46. He retired from Chrysler Airtemp/General Dynamics in 1986. He served many years at the Trinity Methodist Church and Boy Scouts of America. John enjoyed spending winters in Naples, Florida, taking over his kid’s school projects, growing heirloom tomatoes from his saved seeds and never calling a repairman. Visitation will be held Friday, December 2, from 5-7 pm at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia with funeral services to be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, December 3. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests support to the American Heart Association or Hospice of Dayton. Thank you, John Clay, for your living example of being a great father, husband, employee and friend.

(John’s widow is Nancy Lane, granddaughter of Maldon Sr and Mattie (Quillin) Lane of Scott Co.)

Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home (Vandalia, OH) obituaries at www.mortonwhetstonefh.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Alberta (Bellamy) Cleek

Alberta Bellamy Cleek, 79, of Kingsport, was welcomed into the presence of God on Thursday (July 28, 2011) surrounded by her children who indeed "arise up, and call her blessed", she triumphantly left this life to claim her eternal rewards and joined the love of her life, Charlie R. Cleek whose hand and heart she had clung to since his death in April 2010. The Joy Bells of Heaven rang once again as this beautiful couple parted by death in this world were rejoined in Heaven for an eternity of praising Jesus.

A long-time resident of Kingsport, Alberta was born June 28, 1932 in Scott County, Va. and raised in East Carter’s Valley in Sullivan County.

In addition to her husband, Charlie, she was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Nevada Bellamy; sisters, Lucille Bellamy and Pauline Salley; and brothers, Howard C. Bellamy, Jimmy Lee Bellamy and Billy Bellamy.

She is survived by all five of her children, Teresa Fillers Fleenor, Dennis R. Cleek and wife, Dawn, Perry W. Cleek and wife, Debbie, Peggy J. Smith and husband, Ivan (all of Kingsport) and Charles "Steve" Cleek and wife, Vivian of Knoxville, Tenn. Also surviving are six grandsons, Jeff Fleenor, Justin Fleenor, Wes Smith, Michael Smith, Matthew Cleek, Chad Cleek and six granddaughters, Angel Light, Jessica Holbrook, Tina Smith, Amy Ketron, Susan Rice and Torie Kendall; along with 23 great-grandchildren. In addition, Alberta is survived by two sisters; her twin, Roberta Wasdin and husband, George of Houma, Louisana and Norma Jean Wilson of Forrest City, Ark.; living the very definition of the "Proverbs 31 Woman", Alberta knew what her priorities were and her life demonstrated her faithfulness to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her church (she was a member at Charity Baptist Church in Blountville), her loving husband of 60-plus years and her children. Only after her children were in school, did she follow her own dream of being a nurse and returned to school to achieve that goal. She worked night shift at Holston Valley Hospital for many years to ensure that she was available both mornings and evenings for her family. Upon her early retirement in 1980, she devoted her time to "whatever Charlie wants to do", spending much time in traveling, camping, fishing and loving her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

As the frailties of this life became more evident, her faith in God remained ever present allowing her to spend many hours singing of the "Precious Memories", "Amazing Grace" and "Old Rugged Cross". The Heavenly Choir is richer today with the addition of her beautiful voice.

All who had the privilege of knowing and spending time with this precious lady will forever treasure the beauty of her smile, cheerful spirit, willingness to help….the list goes on and on.….and let her own works praise her….Proverbs 31:31

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Charity Baptist Church, 3020 Hwy. 126, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

A memorial service will follow with Alberta’s son, Pastor Perry Cleek delivering the "Celebration of Life and Love" message.

Graveside services will be conducted at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Family and friends are welcome anytime at the Cleek family home on "Cleek’s Peak".

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Cleek family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Blanche (Pierson) Templeton Cleek

GATE CITY — Blanche Templeton Cleek, 83, Red Hill Road, entered into rest Sunday (April 16, 2000) at her residence.

She was born May 26, 1915 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Elbert and Sarah Neal Pierson.

She was retired as a cook from Colonial Heights Eagles Club and was also a cook for the Scott County School System.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a loving friend to everyone who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Abe Templeton; son, Lonnie Bruce Templeton; stepchildren, Walter Templeton, Edna Faye Jenkins, Alma Vest, Grace Ball and Bill Templeton; sisters, Ava Nell Pierson and Pauline Counts; brothers, Bascome Pierson and Daught Pierson.

Surviving are her daughters, Billie Sue Quillen, Gate City and Louise Graham Miller, Kingsport; sons, Robert Templeton, Houma, La. and Marvin Carson, Lakeland, Fla.; stepchildren, James Templeton, Kingsport, Earl Templeton, Bristol, Tenn. and Everett Lee Templeton, Gate City; sisters, Jeanette Akers, Gate City, Nancy Arnold, Kingsport, Clara Showalter, Crewe, Va. and Hazel Christian, Surgoinsville; brothers, Calvin Pierson, Macon, Ga. and Kemp Pierson, Kingsport; 16 grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 42 step great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Billie Quillen on Red Hill Road.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Phil Christian officiating.

Music will be provided by Phil and Sherry Christian.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Brenda Lee Cleek

Kingsport, TN - Brenda Lee Cleek, 44, Kingsport, TN passed away, Sunday, September 30, 2012 at her residence.

Brenda grew up in Gate City, VA. After graduating from Gate City High School she joined the United States Navy where she was an air traffic controller, living in Memphis, TN, Jacksonville, FL, and Ridgecrest, CA. After returning home from the service, she worked as a delivery driver for Federal Express before becoming disabled in 1997.

Brenda had an infectious smile that will never be forgotten. She loved helping other. She especially loved children.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Cleek and special Uncle "Buggs".

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Cleek, Gate City, VA; her only child, who was her pride and joy, Blake Erickson and fiancee, Whitney Elliott; sister, Jo-Rita Clayton and husband, Mike, Kingsport, TN; brother, David Cleek, Kingsport, TN; nephew, Tommy Johnson, III, Kingsport, TN; uncle, Carl Cleek, Kingsport, TN; aunt, Irma McDowell and husband, Richard, Sevierville, TN; along with several cousins and many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Nottingham United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2012 at the V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN by members of American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m., Friday for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Brenda Lee Cleek.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Carl H. Cleek

Kingsport- Carl H. Cleek, 78, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning ( June 22, 2011 ) at Wexford House in Kingsport following a lengthy illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Gate City . Carl served in the United States Army being stationed in Germany . He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kelly Cleek and Ollie Catron Cleek; a sister, Clara Hammonds; brothers, Charlie, Harry, Harold, Don, and Ernest Cleek.

Carl Cleek is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Jill Cleek; a son, Carl Daniel Cleek (Kingsport, TN); a very special granddaughter, Amber Cleek (Gate City, VA); sisters, Shirley Bledsoe (Kingsport, TN), June Chard and husband, Gilbert (Kingsport, TN); a brother, Bobby Cleek and wife, Ruth (Gate City, VA) along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Friday ( June 24, 2011 ) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday ( June 24, 2011 ) at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Allen Hensley officiating. Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley and Gilbert Chard. A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/#265 and the VA National Guard following the funeral at Cleek Family Cemetery in Gate City with his nephews serving as pallbearers. Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Cleek family.

Carter- Trent Scott Co Funeral Home obituary at www.cartertrent.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Ray Cleek

KINGSPORT — Charlie Ray Cleek , 81, of Kingsport, was welcomed into the presence of God on Tuesday ( April 27, 2010 ). He was surrounded by his family — his loving wife of 60 years, Alberta Bellamy Cleek , and by his adoring children who had tenderly cared for him at home. The Joy Bells of Heaven rang! Many whose lives he had touched greeted him as he stood at the feet of Jesus. Praise the Lord!

A longtime resident of Sullivan County , Charlie was born and raised in Gate City , Va. At an early age, he learned the trade of carpentry, as well as brick and stone masonry, in order to help support his siblings. Many homes and businesses in the Kingsport area boast of the beauty and unique style of his craftsmanship. After 35-plus years in business, and after teaching his sons the building trade, he retired and turned the business over to his oldest son, Dennis Cleek. Upon his early retirement, he spent nearly 30 years living his simple yet lifelong dreams with his wife. They traveled extensively across the country and were known to be found on many different lakes and rivers that held the “promise of good fishing.” His love for God and family always came first, followed by his love for traveling, camping and fishing. Charlie made many wonderful friends in his travels and he “touched” countless lives with his faith, character, humble spirit and wisdom. Not only was he a good fisherman, he was also a “Fisher of Men.” His name is always spoken with love, dignity and respect. He left a wonderful legacy for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was admired for his joy of life and his uncanny ability to “fix things.”

Charlie taught Sunday school and served as a deacon for many years. A member of Charity Baptist Church for 17 years, he was instrumental in serving the Lord in several building projects at Charity. He taught his church family how to make apple butter the old-fashioned way and this is still a yearly event as a fund-raiser for the youth of Charity Baptist. He was lovingly referred to as “papaw” by young and old alike who loved him dearly.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, John Kelly Cleek and Ollie Mae Catron Cleek ; by four brothers, Ernest, Harold, Harry and Don; and by one sister, Clara Hammonds.

In addition to his wife, Alberta, surviving are two daughters, Teresa Fillers Fleenor and Peggy Smith and husband, Ivan, of Kingsport; three sons, Dennis Cleek and wife, Dawn, Perry Cleek and wife, Debbie, all of Kingsport, and Steven Cleek and wife, Vivian, of Knoxville; six grandsons, Jeff Fleenor, Justin Fleenor, Wes Smith, Michael Smith, Matthew Cleek and Chad Cleek ; six granddaughters, Angel Light, Jessica Holbrook, Tina Pickel, Amy Ketron, Susan Rice and Torie Kendall; and 24 great-grandchildren, one of which is yet to be born. Charlie was the “hero” of his grandchildren and taught them the importance of honesty and integrity, as well as the fun of making “magic fire” and “biscuits on a stick.” All of Charlie’s grandkids will forever treasure the memories made with “papaw” on many family camping trips. Charlie is also survived by two brothers, Bobby Cleek and Carl Cleek of Gate City; and by two sisters, June Chard and Shirley Bledsoe of Kingsport .

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Charity Baptist Church , 3020 Hwy. 126, Blountville , Tenn. 37617 .

A memorial service will follow with Charlie’s son, Pastor Perry Cleek, delivering the “celebration of life” message. Also participating in the service will be Pastor Charles Brooks and Brother Tom Harper. The music that Charlie loved will be shared by family members and the Charity church family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Those attending the graveside services are asked to assemble at the graveside by 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Family and friends are welcome anytime at the Cleek family home on “ Cleek ’s Peak.”

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Cleek family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys Mae ( Taylor ) Cleek

GATE CITY , Va. - Gladys Mae "Mamaw Minnie" Cleek, 72, of Route 1, passed away Sunday ( Oct. 1, 2006 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Clinchport , Va. on June 27, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Isaac Thomas Taylor and Julia Lawson Taylor. Mrs. Cleek was a homemaker and faithfully attended Hilton Missionary Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Cleek (Aug. 30, 1989); sister, Dorothy Hale; brothers, Elmer Taylor, Ralph Taylor and Freddie Bud Taylor.

Surviving are her sons, Donnie Butch Cleek and wife Vickie, Gate City, Va., Pastor Randall Allen Cleek and wife Donna, Kingsport, Michael Bruce Cleek and wife Donna, Kingsport; grandchildren, Julie Cleek, Aaron Cleek, Micah Cleek, Jesse Cleek, Courtney Cleek, Khyra Cleek; brother, Harold Taylor and wife Eula Mae, Duffield, Va.; special friends, Emogene Williams, Herman Williams, Claude Peters; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence of Michael Cleek, 1456 Ridgecrest Ave. , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Bro. Johnny H. Persinger and Bro. James Allen Necessary officiating.

Music will be provided by True Faith Quartet.

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Harry Cleek

GATE CITY , Va. - Harry Cleek, 64, died Tuesday ( Feb. 3, 2004 ) at The Wexford House.

He was born May 10, 1939 near Gate City , Va. , living much of his life in Duffield , Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kelly Cleek and Ollie Mae Catron Cleek; brothers, Harold, Ernest and Don Cleek; and a sister, Clara Ruth Hammonds.

Survivors include two daughters, Ashley Justice, Duffield, Va., and Adrianne Lane, Clinchport, Va.; three brothers, Charlie Cleek, Kingsport, Carl Cleek, Weber City, Va., and Bobby Cleek, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Shirley Bledsoe and June Chard, both of Kingsport; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; also he was survived by a good friend, Zelda Philbeck, Kingsport, and a very special friend, Anna Lee Dixon, Duffield, Va.; mother of the children, Ann Bray Cleek, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of June and Gil Chard, 800 Kendricks Creek Road , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Cleek and the Rev. Perry Cleek.

Music will be provided Gilbert Chard.

Burial will follow the service at the Cleek Family Cemetery , Gate City , Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

James Patton “Bill” Cleek

GATE CITY, Va. - James Patton (Bill) Cleek, 77, died Friday (Jan. 5, 2001) at Northside Hospital in Johnson City after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County on April 6, 1923, he was the son of the late John Cleek and Susie McNutt Cleek. Mr. Cleek was a self-employed businessman. He was a lifetime member of the Scott County Life Saving Crew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Guillematt Mann and Lucille Laws; brothers, Warren (Boot) Cleek, "Buck" John Cleek and Zeke Cleek.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Arwood Cleek, Gate City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Marvin Gibson, Fort Blackmore, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Pam Cleek, Tim and Faye Cleek, all of Gate City, Va., James Larry Cleek, Indiana; grandchildren, David Cleek, Stephen Cleek, James Cleek, Justin Cleek, Mikey Cleek, Summer Cleek, Brian Gibson, Jason Gibson and Shane Gibson; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ellen Hommell, Weber City, Va.; brother, Harry (Hack) Cleek, Sullivan Gardens; several nieces and nephews; special friends and caregivers, Dr. Richard Norton, Dr. Richard Reed, Dr. Ward, Johnson City Medical Center, Scott County Life Saving Crew and Medic One in Weber City.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Shane Gibson, Brian Gibson, Justin Cleek, Jason Gibson, Mikey Cleek, Scott Cleek, John Cleek.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Anderson, Joe Anderson, J.R. Dougherty, Harold Gott, Clarence Begley, Jim Fugate.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sam Cleek

KINGSPORT - Sam Cleek, 73, died Wednesday (Jan. 16 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., (Gate City) and had lived in Kingsport since 1952. He graduated from Shoemaker High School and Boyles College in Omaha, Neb. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 and retired from Eastman in the C.E. Division.

Mr. Cleek was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and was a member of the Baraca/Jonathan Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. Cleek and Esther Tipton Cleek; two sisters, Grace Cleek Wilson and Mattie Cleek Johnson; four brothers, John Henry Cleek, Charles Edward Cleek, Victor St. Martin Cleek and William Eugene Cleek.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Maness Cleek, of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Steve Taylor, Johnson City; his son, Stephen Craig Cleek, Kingsport; one granddaughter and her husband, Rebecca and Steven Hernandez; three great-grandchildren, Catherine Hernandez, Kristina Hernandez and Cassandra Hernandez, all of Morristown; two sisters, Lois Marsh and Jo Cleek, both of Gate City, Va.; a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kenneth and Christine Stapleton, Mount Carmel; also several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church (Church Circle), with Dr. Marvin Cameron and Dr. Ronald Davis officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Cleek, Gary Cleek, Scott Cleek, Mike Maness, David Craver and Perry Gibson.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Baraca/Jonathan Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 750, New York, N.Y. 10131-0304.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Victor St. Martin Cleek

GATE CITY, Va. - Victor St. Martin Cleek , 76, entered into rest on Saturday (June 12, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on July 21, 1922 in Scott County, Va., a son of the late Charles and Esther Tipton Cleek . Mr. Cleek was a school teacher in the Scott County School System for many years, and he also served in the army during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Wilson and Mattie Johnson; three brothers, John Henry, Edward and William Eugene Cleek .

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Patricia Cleek , Kingsport; two sisters, Lois Marsh and Jo Cleek , both of Gate City, Va.; one brother, Sam Cleek , Kingsport; two granddaughters, Megan and Molly Cleek ; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by Judy McConnell.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Eugene Cleek

GATE CITY, Va. - William Eugene Cleek, 74, died Friday (Feb. 26, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born April 11, 1924 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Charles R. and Ester Tipton Cleek. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was awarded an Air Medal. The unit Mr. Cleek served with received a Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Clusters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Cleek Wilson and Mattie Cleek Johnson; two brothers, John Henry Cleek and Charles Edward Cleek.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, William Scott and Gayle Neeley Cleek, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Lois Cleek Marsh and Jo Cleek, both of Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Victor S. Cleek, Gate City, Va., and Sam Cleek, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Barber and the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will meet at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Tommy Carrol Clemons

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

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Tommy C. Clemons, 56, went to be with the Lord on early Sunday (Feb. 22, 2009) at his home.

He lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap, having also lived in Wise, Va. and Asheville, N.C. He was a machinist for Westmoreland Coal Co. and a former member of the U.M.W.A. District #28, Local #1607. He worked for N.A.S.A. out of Asheville, N.C. for five years. He worked with juvenile delinquents as a Sunday school teacher in Swannanoa, N.C. He coached a men’s softball team at work that won several championships in Asheville, N.C.

Tommy was an avid Duke Blue Devils basketball fan; loved NASCAR; and enjoyed attending and rooting on the Powell Valley Viking sports teams.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Bessie Tomlinson, who raised him.

Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Carol Clemons; his daughter, Brianne Clemons, of the home; his mother, Vivian Sturgill and her husband, Carl of Emporia, Va.; his father, Claude Clemons and wife, Frances of Essex, Md.; brother, Jimmy Clemons of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Carla Harris and husband, Woody of Emporia, Va.; his 15 year old Yorkie, "Chance" and his daughter’s cat, "Lucy."

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jim Smith and the Rev. Ken Sprinkle officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. Thursday to go in procession.

Holding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia (Neeley) Clendenin

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Georgia Neeley Clendenin , 75, went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon (March 7, 1999) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was born on Sept. 25, 1923 a daughter of the late Ballard Arthur and Lulia Rhoton Neeley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Clendenin Sr., on June 11, 1997; one granddaughter, Frances Rhoton; and one brother, Arthur Neeley.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harrison (Marcella) Rhoton, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Jimmy (Linda) Bledsoe, Kingsport, Miss Rebea Lee Clendenin , of the home, Mrs. Charles (Lulia) Maine, Wise, Va., and Miss Della Smith, Richmond, Va.; four sons, Leonard and Gertrude Neeley, Keokee, Va., Thomas Clendenin Jr. and special friend, Michelle Stapleton, Church Hill, B.A. and Karen Clendenin , Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Corkey and Tina Clendenin , Church Hill; 15 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Buford (Ruby) Akers, Beavercreek, Ohio, Mrs. Sydney (Eva Dell) Darnell, Kingsport, Mrs. Willard (Esther) Lane, Dufield, Va., Mrs. Gerald (Anna Bell) Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., and Mrs. Otto (Charmie) Gibson, Duffield, Va.; two brothers, William Jessee Neeley, Clinchport, Va., and Rev. Kenneth Neeley, Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends and loved ones.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Purchase Church with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Bill Tignor officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Mrs. Clendenin will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Burial will follow the services in the Clendenin Homeplace, Clinchport, Va.

Grandsons, Craig Taylor, Jeff Clendenin , Paul Maine, T. Ray Maine, Marion Smith III, Chad Clendenin and special friends, Keith Carr and Don Lane will serve as pallbearers. Paul Gilliam and Kyle Bledsoe will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lovely E. (Wallen) Clendenin

BUFFALO, S.C. — Mrs. Lovely E. Wallen Clendenin, 81, of 451 Riley Rd., Buffalo, wife of 60 years to the late Ronald George Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2009 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Clendenin was born in Scott Co., Va., May 6, 1928, a daughter of the late James and Ollie Bishop Wallen. She was retired from Enoree Mill and had also worked for United Merchants, Buffalo Plant. Mrs. Clendenin was a loving mother, mamaw, sister and aunt.

Mrs. Clendenin was predeceased by sisters, Lina McDavid and Mattie DeBord, and an infant sister, Minnie Wallen; and brothers, William Wallen, Hiram Wallen and Elbert Wallen.

Surviving are a son, Ronald Lynn Clendenin; four grandchildren, Jennie Clendenin, Logan Clendenin, Casey Clendenin and Mitchell Clendenin, all of Buffalo; three sisters: Bonnie Pepper and Laura Qualls, both of Kingsport and Lucy Stacy of Blountville; two brothers, Odker Wallen of Clinchport, Va. and Radford Wallen of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Scott Qualls, Kemp Qualls, Jesse Carter, Vick Elliott, Cody Hearn, Paul Murray, Ritchie Starnes and Dennis Willard.

Deacons of New Hope Baptist Church are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers and members of the Adult Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 308 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, S.C. 29321.

The family is at the home, 451 Riley Rd., Buffalo, S.C. 29321.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Molly Mabel (Miller) Clendenin

KINGSPORT - Mabel Clendenin, 93, entered into rest Thursday (March 18, 2004) at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She was born April 2, 1910 in Scott County, Va. to the late Worley and Suda Taylor Miller.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Quillin Clendenin, Sr.; son, Quillin Clendenin, Jr; sister, Joyce Edwards; four brothers, Luther, R.J., Ray and Celus Miller.

Survivors include a special daughter-in-law, Betty Tomlinson; two sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Cecil Tipton and Reba Dishner, all of Clinchport, Va.; sister-in-law, Grace Miller; three grandchildren, Randall and wife, Donna Clendenin, Steve and wife, Darlene Clendenin and Karen and husband, Dennis Cox; five great-grandchildren, Michael Clendenin, Kristen and husband, Todd Winegar, James Cox, Bradley Cox and Kelsie Cox; two great-great-grandchildren, Michael Dimitri Clendenin and Noemi Clendenin; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Clendenin Jr.

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Thomas Clendenin, Jr., 50, of the Purchase Ridge community entered into rest Friday (June 23, 2006).

He was born August 18, 1955 to the late Thomas Clendenin, Sr., and Georgia Neeley Clendenin.

He loved fishing, hunting, friends and most of all, his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Logan Clendenin; and sister, Marcella Rhoton.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Evalee and Jamie Johnson, Church Hill, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Jeff and Misty Anne Clendenin, Duffield, Va.; fiancée, Michelle Stapleton, Duffield, Va.; sisters, Linda Bledsoe, Kingsport, Tenn., Rebea Clendenin, Duffield, Va., Lulia Maine, Wise, Va. and Della Smith, Richmond, Va.; three brothers, Leonard Neeley, Keokee, Va., B.A. Clendenin, Ft. Blackmore, Va. and Corkey Clendenin, Church Hill, Tenn.; grandchildren, Taylor and Hannah Johnson, Shelby and Mason Clendenin and Eric Amey; very best friend, Keith Carr; several nieces and nephews; and Merilyn Clendenin, mother to his children.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Purchase Ridge Church, with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by The Gibson Family.

Burial will follow the service at the Clendenin Homeplace Cemetery, Purchase Ridge community.

Pallbearers will be his brothers and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City Funeral Home in his memory, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Clendenin family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah F. (Stewart) Click

MOUNT CARMEL — Beulah F. Click, 76, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Beulah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always put other people first and never herself. She loved playing bingo, she was a member of the Red Hat Society at Wexford House.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie Stewart.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, L.C. Click; sons, Danny Click of Kingsport and Donnie Click of Knoxville; grandson, Joshua Click; brother, W.M. Stewart of Kingsport. She is further survived by great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will follow with the Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Beulah F. Click.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donnie Click

KNOXVILLE — Donnie Click, 54, of Knoxville, left the good earth to visit his mother on Thursday (Jan. 15, 2009) at University Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah F. Click.

He is survived by his father, L.C. Click; brother, Danny Click of Kingsport; and nephew, Josh Click of the home. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will follow with Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Donnie Click.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edith (Bellamy) Click

Mrs. Edith Click, 59, Route 3, Church Hill, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday evening [9/14/1974] following a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in the Kingsport area most of her adult life. She was a member of the Kingsport Rebecca Lodge No. 17, and attended the First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City.

She is survived by her husband, Drexel Click of the home; one sister, Mrs. James (Maxine) Powers of Kingsport; three brothers, Thomas Bellamy, Ray Bellamy, George Bellamy, all of Church Hill.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1974

Submitted by Don Lane

H.R. Clifton

KINGSPORT - H.R. Clifton, 63, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Friday (Dec. 10, 2004) with his family at his side.

Mr. Clifton was an avid sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandson.

He attended and was a member of Midfield Baptist Church.

His mother, Ana Mae Clifton preceded him in death.

Surviving are his former wife, Phyllis Clifton; one daughter, Kim Merrell of Ohio; one son, Jeff Clifton; five grandchildren and special grandson, Steven Clifton; three great-grandchildren: one sister, Betty Lawson; one brother, Jack Clifton; uncle and aunt, Rev. R.C. and June Hammonds; two special cousins, Rena McDavid and Harold Hammonds; three nieces and two nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Billy Gragg and Rev. R. C. Hammonds officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at East Lawn Memorial Park by 12:55 p.m.

Steven Clifton and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Peggy Jane (Godsey) Clipse

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Peggy Jane Godsey Clipse, 57, died Monday (Sept. 1, 1997) at her residence.

Born in Kingsport on Dec. 7, 1938, she was self-employed as a beautician and did volunteer work at Holston Valley Medical Center for many years.  She was a member of Long Hollow Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eual B. (E.B.) Clipse; a son, Eual Bakins Clipse Jr. II; her father, Charley B. Godsey; her stepfather, The Rev. Joe Hickman; and a stepson, Gwyne Clipse.

Surviving are a daughter, Idabell Clipse Roberts, Mount Carmel; four stepdaughters, Florence Williams and Bobbie Dunn, both of Kingsport, Carolyn Clipse, Mount Carmel, and Louise Kincheloe, Church Hill; four stepsons, Conard Clipse and Charlie Clipse, both of Kingsport, Ivan Clipse, Johnson City, and Cloyd Clipse, Mount Carmel; a granddaughter, Amber Marie Roberts; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; a step great-great-grandson; her mother, Townsey Harkleroad Godsey Hickman, Kingsport; an adopted sister, Martha Clark, Weber City, Va.; four brothers, L. C. Godsey, Richmond, Ind., Carles Godsey, Paul Godsey, Henry Godsey and Joe Godsey, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of her mother and adopted sister.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carson Johnson and the Rev. Pat Hammond officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37667.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, September 3, 1997

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Daphne June (Bridges) Clonce

Daphne Clonce, age 75, went home to be with Jesus on February 26, 2013 at her daughter's residence surrounded by her family. Daphne was born in Greeneville, South Carolina and was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. Daphne was a charter member of Reservoir Road Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul A. and Iva Ruth Qullin Bridges and her brother, Talmadge Bridges.

Daphne is survived by her husband of 53 years, Kelsey Clonce of Kingsport; son, Mark Clonce and wife Mikki of Mt. Carmel; daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Hayes and husband Ken of Blountville; one granddaughter, Amber Alvis and husband Brian of Rogersville; one step-granddaughter, Becky Thomas and husband Chris of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Karah and Lydia Alvis; two step-grandchildren, Gavin and Ethan Thomas; her lifelong friend, Geraldine Scalf of Fall Branch.

The family will receive friends Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, with funeral services to follow at 7:00 in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be held Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park.

East Lawn is honored to serve the Clonce family.

(East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

John Douglas Clonce

KINGSPORT - John Douglas Clonce, 79, of Kingsport, was born on May 17, 1928, passed away on June 5, 2007 at Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Clonce was a member of the Fort Robinson Baptist Church. He had served his country in the U.S. Navy. John worked as a supervisor and retired from Holston Defense.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Price Clonce; his parents, Jess Dana Clonce and Jessee Powers Clonce; a sister, Joann Clonce Capps and an infant brother.

Surviving are his son, Jerry D. Clonce and wife, Teresinha of Kingsport; daughter, Elizabeth Gail Clonce Johnson and husband, Phillip of Fall Branch and son, Mark Clonce and wife, Tonda of Rogersville; a niece, Pat Sandidge of Church Hill; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren as well as several step-children and step-grandchildren.

A private military graveside service will held today at Oak Hill Memorial Park, conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 with Rev. Jeff Wallen officiating.

The family would like to thank Gustavo and Juanita Rangel, his in home caregivers prior to his entering Church Hill Health Care and a special thank you to all those who comforted him in his last days at Church Hill Health Care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, 701 W. Main Blvd., Church Hill 37645.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of John Douglas Clonce.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley Leona (Smith) Clonce

Shirley S. Clonce, age 61, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. She was a graduate of Lynn View High School and Whitney Business College. She retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 18 years of service. She was of the Methodist Faith.

Shirley was preceded in death by her mother, Lena Smith.

She is survived by her father Willard Smith, two daughters, Kymberli Charles and husband Gilbert of Johnson City, and Valarie Clonce and Jason Wolfe of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Kayla, Jona and Noah; one sister, Brenda McClellan and Paul Roberts of Maryville, TN and one brother, Stephen Smith and wife Patty of Kingsport.

Family and friends are invited to visit anytime at the home of her father, Willard Smith.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Shirley S. Clonce.

Oak Hill Memorial Park obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Madeline Cloud

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

KINGSPORT - Madeline Cloud, 82, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Sept. 11, 2002).

Mrs. Cloud was born in Scott County, Va., and was a resident of Kingsport and West Carter's Valley most of her life. She was a member of Greenvale Baptist Church and was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly L. Cloud; father and mother, William Henry Bellamy and Monnie Bell Williams Bellamy; and a brother, Raymond Bellamy.

Surviving are her son, R. Douglas "Doug'' Cloud; granddaughter, Chemene Thelen and husband Brad of Erwin, Chellie Buksbazen and husband Paul of Schenectady, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Zachary Thelen, Ty Thelen, Rachel Buksbazen, Talia Buksbazen, Jaden Buksbazen; sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Audrey) Puckett of Kingsport, Mrs. Beulah Waddell of Kingsport and Marjorie Gillentine of Memphis; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tony Gonzalez and the Rev. Lonnie Wooten officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Jenkins, Dr. Steve Jones, Rev. Bob Cloud, Douglas Benton, Val Monroe and Scott Carmack.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenvale Baptist Church, 6909 Carter's Valley Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642 in memory of Mrs. Cloud.

Submitted by Don Lane

Joe L. Coates

KINGSPORT - Joe L. Coates, 81, Sullivan Gardens, went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening ( Feb. 3, 2005 ) at 11:30 p.m. at Sunbridge Rehab after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Coates was born and resided in Sullivan County his entire life. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1984 after more than 40 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was of the Methodist faith.

The family of Mr. Coates would like to express a special thanks to the caregivers at Sunbridge Care and Rehab Hillside and to Adventa Hospice.

Preceding Mr. Coates in death were his parents, Arthur Lee and Sarah Effie Coates; two brothers, Paul Coates and Howard Coates.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Coates of the home; one daughter, JoAnn Surber and husband, Randy of Goodlettsville; one son, Tom L. Coates of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Tammy Clark, Scott Buckles, Tracy Chandler and husband, Brian, Sarah Coates and Ben Coates; six great-grandchildren, Joseph Buckles, Steven Clark, Nicholas Clark, Hayden Chandler, Logan Chandler, and Thomas Church; three sisters, Jane Winegar of Surgoinsville, Margaret Ball of Fall Branch, and Kate Schmutz of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Pastor Alan Buckles officiating and Randy Surber and Brian Chandler performing the Eulogy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or Adventa Hospice, 2612 N. John B. Dennis Hwy. Suite 3, Kingsport, Tenn 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fred Linville Coats

KINGSPORT — Fred L. Coats, 89, of Kingsport, passed away at 3 a.m. Monday at his home following a brief illness.

Fred was born in Kingsport where he had lived his entire life. He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corporation where he worked in the Tenite division for 43 years. He was a member of the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church for 62 years and was also a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Fred was a 50-year member of the Masons and was also a member of the York Rite Body as well as the Shriners.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia F. Coats; two sisters; and seven brothers.

Surviving are his son, David Coats and wife, Brenda of Kingsport; two grandsons, Richard and Dustin Coats; and two great- grandchildren, Haley and Jordan.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday by Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688. Funeral services will follow with Rev. David Hambrick and Pastor David officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military graveside rites by American Legion Hammond Post 3/265.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church, 2073 Greenway St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Fred Coats.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie (Roller) Coates

KINGSPORT - Jessie Roller Coates, 92, passed away Wednesday ( Dec. 14, 2005 ) after a brief illness.

Mrs. Coates had lived in Sullivan County her entire life. She had a special love for flowers and gardening.

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church .

Her husband, C.A. "Pete" Coates; and daughter, Jessie Joan Coates preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons and their families, C.A. "Pete" Coates Jr. and Paul Coates; and one sister, Jean Perry and her family.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Don McCann and Rev. Alan L. Gorrell officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be J.D. Bacon, Jerry Bacon, Ray Helton, Rusty Helton, Dwight Hunigan, Ron Kilgore, Darrell Perry, and Keith Perry.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Eugene Coates

KINGSPORT - Paul E. Coates, 82, died Sunday morning ( Sept. 7, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

A lifetime resident of Kingsport , he retired from Tennessee Eastman Company and was a former employee of Holston Defense-Area A and of Foremost Dairies.

He was a member of Kingsport Seventh-Day Adventist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Sarah Effie Grills Coates; and four brothers, David, Jack, Ben, and Howard Coates.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Frances Jennings Coates; son, Brent Coates; two daughters, Vicki Coates Frasier and Kay Tate and her husband Keith; five grandchildren, Amanda, Julie, and Adam Tate, Catie Coates, and Nathan Frasier, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Margaret Ball of Fall Branch, Jane Winegar of Kingsport, and Kate Schmutz of Michigan; and one brother, Joe Coates of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Hal Peggau and the Rev. Robert Smith officiating.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Tate, John Duncan, Nathan Frasier, Adam Tate, Keith Tate, and Brent Coates.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wanda Pauline ( Bethany ) Coates

KINGSPORT - Wanda Pauline ( Bethany ) Coates, 69, went home to be with her Lord Thursday ( March 10, 2005 ) in the Sunbridge Health Care Center .

Wanda was born in Blountville, August 21, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Beulah (Sampson) Bethany. She retired after 20 years of service with the VFW.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Coates, who passed away February 15, 1996 .

Wanda is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Bowerman, her husband, Buddy, and their children, Jennifer Clark, Michael Clark and Danny Bowerman; her son, Miles Michael Coates of Kingsport and his children, Victoria Coates, Joshua Coates and John Coates; two great-grandchildren; her sister, Peggy Ramey of Kingsport; three brothers, Harold Bethany of Florida, Fred Bethany of Texas, and Wayne Bethany of Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with George Winegar and Dr. Jack Parrott officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the East Lawn Memorial Park at 1 p.m. Monday for a graveside service.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Bertie Irma Cobb

May 12, 1923 – Nov 28, 2005

DUFFIELD, Va. - Irma Cobb, 82, passed away Monday (Nov. 28, 2005) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor in Kingsport.

She was born in Wise County, Va., and had resided in Scott County. She retired from the Daniel Boone Trail Restaurant. She also was a member of Petersons Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli Jefferson and Mary Ann Pearcy Cobb; sisters, Gettie Lane and Frankie Upchurch.

Surviving are her daughter, Joan Templeton and husband Paul, Gate City, Va.; son, Douglas Cobb, Kingsport; grandson, Michael Paul Cobb, Knoxville; brothers, Cecil Ulice Cobb and wife Vivian, Duffield, Va., Carroll Cobb and wife Frances, Marion, Ind., Hagan Cobb and wife Lois, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m Thursday with Rev. Frank Mullins officiating.

Music will be provided by Billy Lawson.

Graveside services will be Friday at 12 noon at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Carroll Jefferson Cobb

Sep 1, 1930 – Mar 29, 2010

Carroll J. Cobb, age 79, of Marion, passed away at 7:34 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, in his residence in the loving arms of his family. He was born on September 1, 1930, in Duffield, Virginia, the son of the late Eli and Mary Ann (Pearcy) Cobb.

He married Alice Frances Lyons on November 30, 1957. She survives. He was an automobile mechanic at Southworth Ford until his retirement and was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include, his wife of 52 years, Frances Cobb of Marion, Indiana; two daughters, Bethany Roper (Gregory) of Muncie, Indiana, and Linda Cobb of Madison, Tennessee; brother, Hagen Cobb (Lois) of Duffield, Virginia; and two grandchildren, Brianna & Elijah Roper.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, with Reverend Mick Wilson officiating.

Entombment will be in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion, Indiana. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion, Indiana. Family is also open to visitors at home at any time.

Memorial contributions can be made to Family Hospice, 705 S. Baldwin Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46952.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil Ulice Cobb Sr.

DUFFIELD, Va. — Cecil Ulice Cobb, Sr., 82, passed away Saturday (Aug. 18, 2007) at his residence.

He was born in Wise County, Va. on May 7, 1925, and was the son of the late Ely J. Cobb and Mary Ann Pearcy Cobb . He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and worked as a coal miner for 43 years with Westmoreland Coal Company. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1607, Big Stone Gap, Va. and a U.M.W.A. member.

Mr. Cobb was a member of Peterson Chapel Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Irma Cobb , Frankie Upchurch, Gettia Lane.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Vivian Joyce Cobb , of the home; daughter, Joyce Cobb Starnes, Duffield, Va.; son, Cecil Ulice Cobb , Jr., Kingsport; granddaughters, Michele C. Hubbard and husband, Shane, Bristol, Va.; Danielle Starnes, Duffield, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Kendra Leonard, Bristol, Va.; brothers, Hagan Cobb and wife, Lois, Duffield, Va., Carroll Cobb and wife, Frances, Marion, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Garry Edwards and Rev. Bill Lafollette officiating.

Music will be provided by Buddy Hubbard and Sun Rise.

Military graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. with the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 presenting the colors.

Serving as pallbearers will be Shane Hubbard, Robert Starnes, David Tipton, Doug Cobb , Paul Templeton, and Harold Craft.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Roach, Carl Lady, and Don Givens. For those wishing to attend this service, please meet at the cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Wellmont Hospice of Big Stone Gap, Va.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eli Jefferson Cobb

Oct 3, 1897 - Sep 1, 1962

DUFFIELD, Va. - Eli Jefferson Cobb, 64, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday [9/1/1962] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.

He was a retired coal miner of Scott County.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Anne Pearcy Cobb, Duffield; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Upchurch, Duffield, Miss Irma Cobb, Duffield; three sons, Cecil Cobb, Duffield, Carroll Cobb, Anderson, Ind., Hagan Cobb, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Barnett Lawson, Big Stone Gap, Mrs. Wheeler Lawson, Big Stone Gap; three brothers, Willie and Duff Cobb, both of Big Stone, Arthur Cobb, Hawkins Co.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Peterson Chapel with Rev. Hobert Hall and Rev. Gerald Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Piercy Cemetery with friends serving as pallbearers.

The body was taken to the residence at 11 a.m. yesterday. The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News via a clipping photo at ancestry.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ann (Pearcy) Cobb

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mary Ann Pearcy Cobb, 100, Route 1, entered into eternal rest on Thursday (Jan. 25, 2001) at her residence.

She was born in Pattonsville, Va. and had lived most of her life in Scott County. She was a homemaker and loved to farm. Mrs. Cobb was a member of Peterson�s Chapel Baptist Church, Duffield, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Jefferson Cobb (1962); two daughters, Gettie Lane and Frankie Upchurch; parents, Frank and Cora Lane Pearcy; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are a daughter, Irma Cobb, Duffield; sons and daughters-in-law, Ulice and Vivian Cobb, Hagan and Lois Cobb, all of Duffield, Carroll and Frances Cobb, Marion, Ind.; grandson, Clayton Lane whom she raised; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel with Elder Gerald Hopkins officiating. Music will be provided by the Pearcy Brothers.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Pearcy Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vivian Joyce (Jones) Cobb

October 5, 1933 - December 26, 2013

Duffield, VA. — Vivian J. Cobb 80, passed away Thursday, (Dec. 26, 2013) at her residence. Vivian loved to quilt and garden, and is a member of Duffield Primative Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Cecil Ulice Cobb, parents Walter and Agnes Pierson Jones, two brothers Donnie and Clinton Jones.

Mrs. Cobb is survived by her daughter Joyce C. Starnes of Duffield, son Cecil Cobb Jr. of Duffield, two grandchildren Michele Hubbard of Big Stone, Danielle Starnes of Blountville, two great-grandchildren Kendra and Cody Leonard of Big Stone, sisters Frances Liabenow (Ken), Jane Basham (Gene), Glenna Bird (Ray), brothers J.W. Jones (Anna Mae), Tom Jones (Geri), sisters-in-law Frances Cobb, Lois Cobb and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Saturday, (Dec. 28, 2013) at Colonial funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Bill Lafollette officiating. Music will be provided by Cox Chapel Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, (Dec, 29, 2013) 11:00 a.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Michael Pease, David Tipton, Kay Jessee, Cody Leonard, Matt Bishop and Nathan Jessee. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Roach, Don Givens, Paul Templeton, Doug Cobb, Michael Paul Cobb and Harold Craft.

The family would like to give special thanks to Total Home Care Hospice and Charlotte Bishop and Shirley Wilder.

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

 

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Judy Carolyn (McDavid) Cole

GATE CITY, Va. - Judy McDavid Cole, 58, passed away Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport and had lived most of her life in Gate City, Va. She graduated from Gate City High School and attended East Tennessee State University.

She had worked for People Life Insurance Co. She was a home interior decorator and worked for Home Interior and Gifts. She was manager and operator of Reco Pizza in Weber City.

She was a very fine Christian lady, loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Keith McDavid, April 2001.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Cole, of the home; two daughters, Melissa Cole Carico and Angela Cole Quillen, both of Gate City, Va.; her mother, Evelyn Reed McDavid, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Dr. Rick McDavid and his wife, Pam, Johnson City; foster brother, Larry Reed and his wife, Reeta, Sevierville; three grandchildren, Dylan Parker Carico, Katelyn Paige Carico, Solomon Preston Quillen; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence at 187 W. Elm St., Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Craig Culbertson and Pastor Lynn Lane officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dana Dean "Bubba" Cole

ROGERSVILLE - Dana Dean "Bubba" Cole, 51, passed away at 5:13 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 11, 2005) at the Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

A native of Beckley, W.Va., he lived in Gate City, Va., for many years before moving to Rogersville 11 years ago. He was born Jan. 21, 1954 and was the son of the late Sidney Nathan and Ola Farley Cole. He was a welder by trade as long as his health permitted.

He was a loving father, grandfather and brother and was loved by those he met along the way. Outside of his family, one of his greatest joys was being on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his buddies.

He attended Sulpher Springs Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Cole and Kristen Cole, both of Gate City, Va., and Danielle Cole of Rogersville; sisters, Karen Cole Shelton of Kingsport and Letha Cole-Reed of Gate City, Va.; brothers, Skip Cole of West Virginia, Doran Cole and wife, Connie of West Virginia, Jason Cole and wife, Mary of Gate City, Va., Boyd Cole and wife, Tina of Gate City, Va., and Cecil Cole and wife, Jody of Jonesborough; one grandson, Javen Dean Cole of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive along with many friends.

The family wishes to thank Lisa Dyer and Donnie Williams for all their help and support through this time.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Pete Barbour officiating.

Music will be provided by the Shelton Family.

Burial will follow in the Ponderosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Williams, Neil Pierson, Larry Hall, Danny Freeman, Jimmy Wininger, Phil Jarvis, Wally Hall and Lee Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Figgins, Dave Dalton and all his biker buddies.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Ruth (Byrd) Cole

BLOUNTVILLE - Edna Ruth Byrd Cole, 68, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning (Nov. 15, 2000) at her residence, surrounded with love by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and family.

She was born in Scott County, Va. July 26, 1932 to the late William Collie and Bertha Bates Byrd. She was the youngest of 10 children.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Hickman Memorial Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Conley Byrd and Norman Byrd; and two sisters, Edith Huffman and Polly Lane.

Surviving are her loving husband of 50 years, James Henry Cole, of the home; a daughter, Lisa R. Elam and fiancée, Lynn Feathers; two sons, Vance and wife Martha Cole, and Timothy A. Cole, all of Blountville; six grandchildren, Nikki Bailey and husband Stephen, Andy Cole and wife Amy, Ashley Elam, Aaron, Tyler and Brandon Cole; three great-grandchildren, Samantha and Laura Bailey, and Drew Cole, all of Blountville; three brothers, Ray, Paul and James Byrd, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Georgia Pierson, Fall Branch, and Rhoda Cole, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

We'll always hold you in our hearts and remember your strength, courage, and devotion to us all. Mim please know we'll always keep your memory alive in each of our hearts and take care of Dad and love each other as you loved us. We love you Mim.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dewey Shaffer and the Rev. J. W. Depew officiating.

Music will be provided by Bill and Mary Ann Fogleman, Alvin Goins and Mary Barker.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Victor Byrd, Ray Byrd Jr., Stephen Bailey, Andy Cole, Lynn Feathers, and Gary Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler, Aaron, and Brandon Cole.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eula Bea "Aunt Bea" (Alley) Cole

GATE CITY, Va. — Eula "Aunt Bea" Cole, of Gate City, Va., entered into rest on Saturday afternoon (April 26, 2008) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation. She was surrounded by her loving family including the "Brian Center family."

She was a former employee of Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center and had attended Lawson Memorial Church until her illness.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Kyle Cole; her parents, Hiram and Hyla Smith Alley; her sister, Josephine Franklin; her half sister, Rosa Alley and her half brother, Everett Lee Alley.

She is survived by her sister, Ella Mae McGee of Gate City; three nieces, Betty Kerney of Gate City, Phyllis Quillen of Church Hill and Donna Quillen of Indiana; seven nephews, Joey Osteen, Chucky Osteen and Bobby King, all of Florida, Jerry Redman of South Carolina, Johnny Taylor of Kingsport, Richard Franklin of Gate City and Bobby Franklin of Kingsport; along with many great-nieces and great- nephews; her sister-in-law, Dawn Redman of Florida; and her brother-in-law, Dewey Cole of Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in the chapel at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Highway 23N, Weber City, Va. with Rev. Paul Blessing, officiating.

Music by New Vision Singers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be her great-nephews.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the love and care that was given to our spirited "Aunt Bea" during her six year stay at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cole family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frank Lloyd Cole

BLOUNTVILLE - Frank Lloyd Cole, 79, of Blountville passed away at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday (May 15, 2003) in the Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Frank was born in Isabella, Tenn., Feb. 19, 1924 and was a son of the late Pearl S. and Dora (Hughes) Cole. Frank was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the I.B.E.W Local Union #934.

He retired after 34 years of service in the electrical construction. He was a graduated in 1951 from ETSU with a BS degree.

He was with the U.S. Navy entering May 31, 1943 in Bainbridge, Md., and his date of separation was Jan. 20, 1946 in Memphis, Tenn., holding the rank of EM/3c during WWII. Upon completion of Naval Electrical apprentice school, he served with the Submarine Engineer and Repair Base at New London, Conn., until his discharge.

Frank is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rhode Ann (Byrd) Cole of the home; one daughter, Deborah R. Mann and her husband Russell, of Abingdon, Va.; one son, William V. Cole and his wife Sherry of Blountville, Tenn.; three special granddaughters, Elizabeth A. Culbertson, Amanda R. Cole and Bryanna L. Cole; two sisters, Mary Ellen Alvis of Georgia and Jo Francis Brown of Ohio; one brother, Herman Cole of South Carolina.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend J.W. Depew officiating.

Music will be under the direction of Mary Barker.

Burial and graveside service will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the garden of Christus.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Presentation of the Flag will be presented by the American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 at the graveside service.

The family would like to extend very special thanks to Dr. Asheesh Shipstone, and Jane Faries, RN, MSN at the Holston Valley Medical Center for their special care and concerns for our Dad.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Cole family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Infant Cole

GATE CITY, Va. - Infant Cole, died at 5:30 a.m. today [7/12/1962] at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Robert Cole, Gate City, Va.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Harris, Gate City; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. H. K. Rankin, Gibsonton, Fla.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Frazier-Henderson Funeral Home.

 

Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 12, 1962

Submitted by Don Lane

Janice (Harris) Cole

KINGSPORT - Janice Harris Cole, 68, entered into rest Feb. 4, 2007 at Bristol Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Schyler and Myrtle Vermillion; and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Lillian Harris.

She was born at home in the Yuma community of Scott County, Va. She lived there with her parents, Fred and Nancy Harris Ketron until her marriage in June 1957. She attended Prospect Church and graduated from Cleveland High School.

Janice loved to grow flowers and play music. She and her fellow band members played for several years at various events and festivals. Including the Carter Fold Christmas Shows. She was an accomplished artist and musician, providing many good paintings and writing several songs.

She was married to George R. Cole and would have been married for 50 years on June 9, 2007.

Janice was a beautiful lady both inside and out. She won several beauty contests when she was a teenager including Miss Scott County and Miss Mountain States. Her mother, Nancy Vermillion was Miss Scott County and eight years later her cousin, Ann Bruce was Miss Scott County and then eight years after that Janice won Miss Scott County.

She is survived by her husband, George R. Cole, Kingsport and son, Jason P. Cole, Kingsport.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. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. John Sheppard officiating.

Music will be provided by Judy McConnell. Eulogy will be given by Judy Noblin Chilton.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be John McConnell, Ronald Cole, Paul Jeter, David Cole, Charles Elder and Tom Chilton.

The family wishes to thank Wellmont Hospice House Personnel for the comfort and care they provided to Janice.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rhoda Ann (Byrd) Cole

April 13, 1918 - October 1, 2014

Rhoda Ann Byrd Cole, 96, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in the Holston Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Cole was born on April 13, 1918 in Scott County, Virginia the daughter of the late William Collie Byrd and Bertha Elizabeth Bates Byrd. She was a housewife and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Cole enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and was of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lloyd Cole; five brothers, Conley, Norman, James, Ray and Paul Byrd; and four sisters, Polly Lane, Georgia Pierson, Edith Huffman and Edna Ruth Cole.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah R. Mann and husband Russell, of Virginia; her son, William V. Cole and wife Sherry, of Blountville, TN; three granddaughters, Elizabeth A. Culbertson, of Blountville, TN., Amanda R. Colbaugh and husband E. Grant, of Watauga, TN., and Bryanna L. Cole, of Bristol, TN; two great grandsons, Isaac Eugene Colbaugh and William "Will" Nehemiah Colbaugh; and several nieces and nephews.

All services will be private. The burial will take place in the Christus Garden of East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Will Shewey officiating. Pallbearers will be family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shades of Grace United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Will Shewey, PO Box 894, Kingsport, TN 37662. The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff of the Holston Manor Nursing Home and a special thanks to the kitchen staff who always prepared her tray early so that the family could feed her.

East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN 37664; 423-288-2081; is honored to be serving the Cole family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Byrd, Bates, Pierson, McDavid, Jenkins, Lane, Peters)

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Marie (Hall) Cole

KINGSPORT - Ruby Marie Hall Cole, 73, 5732 Lehigh St., went home to be with the Lord Sunday (March 17, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Estelle Kerns Hall; daughter, Patricia Cole Taylor; son, Wallace V. Cole; and sister, Annie Hall Akers.

Survivors include her husband, Earnest (Pete) V. Cole; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and David Barrett, Kingsport, Linda and James Woods, St. Paul, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Philis Cole, Eddie and Pam Cole, Johnny Mac Cole and David Cole, all of Kingsport; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and Robert Green, Hiltons, Va., Beulah and Eugene Dingus, Bernice and John Dingus, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Geneva Hall, and Roy and Fay Hall, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Curtis and Juanita Hall, Church Hill, and Bobby and Patsy Hall, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence, 5732 Lehigh St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Pete Smith officiating.

Burial will be in the Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be James Cole, Donnie Lawson, Ricky Dingus, Jody Dingus, Carl Dorton, Bill Dorton, Harold Hall and Roger Hall.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sidney Jason Cole

KINGSPORT - Sidney Jason Cole, 54, Manville Road, passed away Tuesday (March 28, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born in Sophia, W.Va., on Dec. 21, 1951.

He was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Corp. for 25 years prior to retiring in 1999 due to health reasons. He was a faithful member of the Sloantown Community Church, Clinchport, Va.

Jason was a devoted husband, dad and papaw as well as a caring friend. He was an avid turkey and deer hunter who loved his hunting trip with his friends in Kenbridge, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Nathan and Ola Marie Farley Cole; a brother, Dana Dean Cole; and a sister-in-law, Glenna Cole.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Tipton Cole, of the home; his son, John Cole and wife Teresa of Kingsport; his two daughters, Lynn Bishop and husband Jeff of Gate City, and Kristi Gilliam and husband Spencer of Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Andrew and Katie Cole, Joel, Anna and Ethan Bishop, and Samuel and Ben Gilliam; one step-granddaughter, Jessica Taylor of Kingsport; four brothers, Skip Cole, Doran Cole and wife Connie, all of Beckley, W.Va., Boyd Cole and wife Tina of Gate City, and Cecil Cole and wife Jody of Jonesborough; two sisters, Karen Cole Shelton of Kingsport, and Letha Cole-Reed and husband, Allen of Gate City, Va.; two special little friends, Abby Hensley and Abbie Porter; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the family home on Manville Road, Gate City.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Sloan officiating. His son, John Cole will provide a eulogy.

Music will be provided by the Cole family.

Burial will follow at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with Michael McConnell, Ronnie Roller, Kevin Greene, Howard Tipton, Hagan Shelton and Brandon Hensley serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Addington, J.W. Long, and Marty Reed.

Following the graveside services, the family will celebrate Jason's life in the fellowship hall of Homeland Baptist Church, Sullivan Gardens, Kingsport.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Teresa Gail (Cox) Taylor Cole

(her maternal lineage from Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Teresa Gail Cole, 48, of Kingsport, died Sunday afternoon (Jan. 18, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an apparent heart attack.

She was born in Kingsport where she had resided all her life. Teresa was a 1978 graduate of Sullivan Central High School and received her Associates Degree from East Tennessee State University. She was a licensed insurance agent for the last 8 to 10 years and had been formerly employed with Nash and Powers Insurance Company in Bristol. Teresa was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Holly and Orpha Thompson and Sam and Pearl Cox.

Surviving are her husband, John Cole of Kingsport; a daughter, Jessica Taylor of Kingsport; two stepchildren, Andrew and Katie Cole of Kingsport; her parents, Clark and Maxie Cox of Kingsport; one brother, Roger Cox and wife, Sandy of Kingsport; and nieces and nephews, Whitney Cox, Ben and Samuel Gilliam and Joel, Anna and Ethan Bishop.

The family will receive friends any time at the home of the parents and from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 113, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Teresa Cole.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ova Velma (Price) Coley

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Ova Velma Coley, 77, Route 6, Red Hill Road, Gate City, Va., died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 25, 1987) at her residence after a long illness.

Mrs. Coley was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and charter member of Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Alexander and Delphia Hurd Price.

Surviving are her husband, A.B. (Burge) Coley, Gate City, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Betty) Turner, Kingsport, Mrs. Jim (Nancy) Davis and Mrs. Patty Burgess, both of Gate City, Va.; two sons, John A. Coley and James L. Coley both of Gate City; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Nettie) Arnold, Kingsport and Mrs. Louis (Fanny Nell) Frank, Batesville, Ark.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh L. Boy Jr., the Rev. James Vernon McDavid and the Rev. Milligan Herron officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church, Route 6, Box 152, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Pauline Joyce (Smith) Coleman

Gate City, VA - Pauline Smith Coleman, 76, of Gate City, VA, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at Asbury Center in Kingsport, TN. She was born in Big Moccasin, Scott County, VA January 9, 1937 to Roy C. and Viola Fuller Smith.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coleman is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Walton Coleman, Jr.

Pauline attended school in Scott County and graduated from Shoemaker High School and East Tennessee State University. She taught 8th grade at Shoemaker for a few years in the 1970's. Pauline and her step daughter-in-law (and special friend) Sharron Coleman operated Coleman Reporting Service for many years until she became Clerk of Court for District Court Services in the Scott County court systems. She retired in 2002.

Pauline was a pianist and member of New Hope Methodist Church for many years and Gate City Methodist Church until her health no longer permitted her to attend.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenny Coleman Baty and husband, Tom of Gate City, VA; son, Patrick Smith Coleman of Atlanta, GA; brother, Kyle Smith and wife Charlotte of Nickelsville, VA; step-sons, Samuel W. Coleman III and wife, Kathy of Richmond, VA and Tucker S. Coleman and wife Becky of Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Cole Baty, Nathaniel Baty and Laura Ann Baty; step grandchildren, Walton Coleman, Rebecca Coleman, Sarah Wilson, and Penny Willimann; a special friend, Sharron C. Austin of Bluffton, SC; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many friends.

The Coleman family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Gate City United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Betzy Elifritz Warren and Pastor Linda Sue Carter Helton officiating. Lisa McConnell will provide the music.

The graveside service for Mrs. Coleman will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Francisco Cemetery in Big Moccasin, VA. Cole Baty, Nathaniel Baty, Walton Coleman, Garrett Smith, Gaven Smith, Bruce Carter, and Ronald Smith will serve as pallbearers. Sam Coleman, Tucker Coleman, and Roderick St. Martin will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the many sitters and companions from various companies in the area who allowed Pauline to remain in her home as long as she did. They also express gratitude and thanks to the staff of Asbury for their excellent care of Pauline in the last year and a half.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest contributions be made to the Asbury Employee Christmas party fund or to Gate City Methodist Church.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Pauline Coleman.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Judy Lynn (Pierson) Coley

Judy Lynn Pierson Coley, 65, of Gate City, VA, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Judy was born on Sullivan County, TN (Kingsport) and lived most of her life in Scott County, VA. She was a graduate of Gate City High School and Whitney’s Business College. Judy was an avid fan of Gate City High School and served as past president of the Big Blue Booster Club. She was a Christian and was a member of Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church where she served as treasurer for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Mattie Bartlett Pierson; sister, Shirley Tipton; brother, Herman Pierson.

She is survived by her husband of over 45 years, Jim Coley of the home; one son, Alex Coley and wife Tracy of Loganville, GA; two grandsons, Brennan Coley and Ethan Coley; her twin brother, Jim Pierson of Mt. Carmel; several nieces and nephews; along with her classmates and all her friends who were very special to her.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm Monday August 8, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City. A celebration of life service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Vernon McDavid and Rev. Allen Hensley officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday August 9, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brett Coley, Tim Coley, Byron Davis, Mark Turner, Brandon Seaver, Matt McMurray, Randy Johnson, Jeff Moore, Matt Pierson, Brian McDavid and Rod Spears. Honorary pallbearers will be Milligan Herron, Allen Carter, Charlie Dean, Paul Smith and J.C. Herron.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN, 37601 or Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church, 1674 Red Hill Road, Gate City, VA, 24251.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia (Dickerson) Coley

KINGSPORT — Virginia D. Coley, 93, died Tuesday afternoon (June 23, 2009) at The Oaks in Kingsport in the loving care of The Oaks residential care team and Amedisys Hospice.

Mrs. Coley was born Aug. 1, 1915, in Richlands, Va., to Robert B. and Helen Kilgore Dickerson. Mrs. Coley was a homemaker, avid gardener and a member of the First Baptist Church on Church Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Coley; and siblings, Clarence Dickerson, Cumi Dickerson Fullen, Mabel Dickerson Bell, Ruby Dickerson Slater, Kemp R. Dickerson, E.W. Dickerson and O.J. Dickerson.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday (June 30, 2009) at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Davis and the Rev. Mike Pelham officiating.

Music will be provided by Anthony Harris.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family gratefully acknowledges those who have provided care for Mrs. Coley and support for the family: the staff and residential care team at The Oaks of Kingsport, the nursing staff, volunteer, and chaplain of Amedisys Hospice, Kay Adkins and Terry Nye, M.D.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to the Activities Fund, The Oaks Assisted Living, 2424 E. Stone Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave online condolences.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Virginia D. Coley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Daniel Van Collier

(His mother is a Salyers b. Scott Co)

MOSHEIM — Daniel Van Collier, 69, Mosheim, died at Laughlin Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning (Feb. 18, 2009).

He was a loving husband and father and loved music and spending time with family and friends and never met a stranger. He was a retired painter.

He was the son of the late Ira F. Collier and Della Mae Collier Barnes and late stepfather, Jessie Barnes; three brothers, Sheldon Collier, Howard Collier and Ira Lynn Collier; one sister, Rhoda Vinetta Thacker; one brother-in-law, Charlie B. McCamey Jr.; and one nephew, Jason McCamey.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Betty McCamey Collier; one daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Collier, of the home; two sons, Brandon Collier of the home and Danny Lynn Collier of Bulls Gap; four grandchildren, Dustin Collier, Lindsey Collier and Ashley Collier, all of Kingsport, and Allison Collier of Bulls Gap; five sisters and brother-in-law, Gayle and Ray Calvin, Nina Collier, Connie Calvin, all of Kingsport, Ina Drexel of Palmento, Fla., and Barbara Sharon Foltz of Baltimore, Md.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev and Mrs. Charlie B (Joyce) McCamey, Sr. of Mosheim ; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth "Sissy" and Charles Mears, Tammie "Tiny" McCamey, Nancy and Richard Peters, Lisa and Rex Conner, Donna "Becky" and Kenneth A. Richards Jr., Lynn McCamey, Stanley McCamey, Johnny and Erin McCamey; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; special friends, Steve Ball, Tony Ledford, Donnie and Kay Ward and family.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service, Greeneville.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Ervin officiating.

Interment will be in the Brown Springs Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stanley McCamey, Johnny McCamey, Kenneth A Richards Jr., Kenneth A. "Kenny" Richards III, Adam Conner and Donnie Ward.

Honorary pallbearers will be church membership.

Special thanks to Dr. E.B. Smith Jr. and associates and the staff of Laughlin Memorial Hospital.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Mae Collier

GRAY — Edna Mae Collier, 84, of Gray, passed away Thursday (Jan. 29, 2009) at the Wexford House.

Born in Scott County, Va., (Hiltons), Edna lived in Kingsport (Ross Campground). She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mollie Leonard Collier; and six brothers.

Edna is survived by her daughter, Tammie L. Collier and Don, of Gray, Brandy Collier and Sharn Williams; special nieces, Penny, Judy and Mona; special nephews, Carl, Larry and Jim; along with other special nephews; sister-in-law, Betty Collier, of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Collier, Larry Laney and Jim Collier.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ira Fields Collier

FT. PIERCE, Fla. -- Ira Fields Collier, 66, of Ft. Pierce, Fla., died Wednesday, April 19, [1972] n Ft. Pierce.  He had lived in Ft. Pierce for one year, coming from Johnson City.

He is survived by his wife, Arvilla Collier; four sons, Seldon, Howard, Daniel and Ira Lynn Collier; six daughters, Vinetta, Sharon, Connie, Gail, Ina and Nina Collier; one adopted daughter, Tammy, and one stepdaughter, Betty Sue Crigger; one brother, Willie Collier; one sister, Frances Potter.

Funeral services were Sunday in Ft. Pierce.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, April 25, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Delmas Lyndon "Lynn" Collings

KINGSPORT - Delmas Lyndon "Lynn" Collings, 69, 249 Carters Valley Gardens, passed away Friday ( Oct. 18, 2002 ) at his residence.

He was born in Hawkins County , Tenn. , and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Lynn was employed for 37 years at AFG -Greenland Plant, retiring in 1999.

His parents, Chauncey and Opal Click Collings; and two sisters, Janice Lane and Eleanor Kaye Collings, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Elizabeth Cole Collings; a grandson, Daniel Bledsoe, of the home; four daughters, Donna Lynn Davis and husband Don, Kingsport, Martha Kaye Barger, Kingsport, Lawanda Jackie Tipton and husband Phil, Weber City, Va., and Jammia Lucinda Bledsoe, Kingsport; grandchildren, Penny Quillen, Dianna Atkins, Brian Barger, Jodi Graham, Jason Tipton, Tracey Tipton, Travis Jackson, Logan Parkey; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gary Collings, Church Hill, and Warren Dale Collins, Kingsport; and three sisters, Evangeline Ring, Kingsport, Delores Randall, Anderson, S.C., and Caroline Coverdale, Hampton, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport , or friends may call any time at 249 Carters Valley Gardens .

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John A. Hackney Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be Brian Barger, Jason Tipton, Tracey Tipton, Travis Jackson, Daniel Bledsoe, Doug Atkins and Shad Graham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Quillen, John Ring, Allan Lane and Jeff Lane .

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Dorothy Elizabeth (Cole) Collings

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Elizabeth Cole Collings, 69, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday ( April 13, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Kingsport where she had resided her entire life. Dorothy liked to play bingo, was a seamstress, and was a devoted mother. She was of the Protestant faith.

Her husband, Delmas Lyndon Collings; seven brothers; and two sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving are a grandson, Daniel Bledsoe, of the home; four daughters, Donna Lynn Davis and husband, Don, Kingsport, Martha Kaye Barger, Kingsport, Lawanda Jackie Tipton and husband, Phil, Weber City, Va., Jammia Lucinda Bledsoe, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Ella Crain and husband, James, Peoria, Ill., and Marjorie McKinney, Mt. Grove, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor John A. Hackney, Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brian Barger, Jason Tipton, Tracey Tipton, Travis Jackson, Shad Graham and Kenny Botts.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Dorothy Collings.

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Lillie Alpha (Strong) Collings

KINGSPORT — Lillie Alpha Collings, 87, went to be with the Lord at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday (June 23, 1999) at Wexford House after an extended illness.
She was born in Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of Sullivan County most of her life.
Mrs. Collings was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gardner L. Collings; her parents, Carson E. and Lillie Penley Strong; four brothers, Alfred Strong, Frank Strong, Charles Strong and Kelly Strong; a daughter-in-law, Myrna Boyd Collings.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Collings, Nashville, Tenn., Benny and Kay Collings, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Mrs. Kenneth (Deborra) Pope, Lewis Collings, Mrs. Jeff (Tracy) Reed, Mrs. Craig (Rebecca) Burow; eight great-grandchildren, Wesley Schreiber, Matthew Schreiber, Lindsay Collings, Hannah Collings, Jacob Gardner Collings, Logan Reed, Nathan Burow, Jackson Burow; four sisters, Virginia Strong Hopkins, Church Hill, Gertrude Strong Fleenor, Weber City, Fannie Strong Fletcher, Kingsport, Patricia Strong Williams, Blountville; one brother, Don Strong, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.
Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

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Marshall Hobart Collingsworth

BLACKWATER, Va. - Marshall Hobart Collingsworth, 65, died at his residence here Sunday morning [ May 10, 1964 ] after a lingering illness.

He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Opal Bishop, Fielddale, Va., Mrs. Frankie Hicks, Kingsport, Mrs. Deliliah Way, Hinesville, Ga., Mrs. Sue Pearcy, Kingsport, Mrs. Madge Bledsoe, Blackwater; six sons, T. J., Shippensboro, Penn., Ballard, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Lloyd, Kingsport, Paul, Hinesville, Ga., Wheeler, Ft. Knox, Ky., and Jerry, Blackwater; three sisters, Mrs. Addle Livesay, Sykesville, Md., Mrs. Stella Livesay, Big Stone Gap, and Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Kingsport; one brother Homer, Blackwater; 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, the Revs. Milan Johnson and Alex Willis officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The family will receive friends at the funeral home until time of services.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, May 11, 1964)

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Alba E. (Carter) Collins

GATE CITY (Spl.) -- Mrs. Alba Collins, 81, died unexpectedly Thursday [2/18/1954] afternoon at the home of her grandson, B. H. Collins, in the Copper Creek community near here.

She was the daughter of the late John F. and Mary Lane Carter, and was a lifetime resident of Scott County.  Mrs. Collins was a member of the Alley Valley Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, David J. Collins; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Greer of Kingsport and Mrs. Lloyd Troxell of Indianapolis; two sons, Paul and John Collins of Gate City; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Quillen of Gate City and Mrs. Laura Nash of Indianapolis; and two brothers, Joe and Abe Carter of Gate City.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Copper Creek Church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Boatright, the Rev. Herman Quillen and the Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

Burial will follow in the Carter Cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Scott County Funeral Home to the residence at 6 p.m., Friday.

Kingsport Times, Friday, February 19, 1954

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Angie Bell Collins

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Angie Bell Collins, 92, of Cowans Creek Road, went to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon (Jan. 3, 2008) while at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 10, 1915 and was the daughter of the late John and Mary Sluss Pippen. She was a member of Collins Chapel and was a homemaker.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Willie C. Collins; grandson, James David "Jamie" Gibson; sisters, Estelle, Edna, Juanita, Wilma and Claradale; brothers: Clarence, Ernest, Herbert and Ray.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Sue Collins Gibson and husband, Walter K. of Nickelsville, Va.; two grandchildren, Angela Repass of Weber City, Va., Walter "Wally" Gibson and wife, Rena of Gray; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Repass, Cody Repass, Tristan Gibson, Brandon Cross and Nick Cross; one sister, Clovie Vermillion of Kingsport; also, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and many other family and friends also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jessee Jones will officiate.

Music will be provided by Salley’s Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Collins Chapel Church, c/o Hazel Jones, 45 Counts Drive, Castlewood, Va. 24224 in Angie’s memory.

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

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Betty (Arnold) Collins

KINGSPORT - Betty Arnold Collins, 73, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (May 24, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Collins was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was of the Baptist faith.

She was a charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. R. "Jerry" Collins; two brothers, J. B. Arnold and Roy Arnold; and four sisters, Katherine Ferree, Ruth Rutledge, Stella Dixon, and Margaret Arnold.

Surviving are one daughter, Kim McCulloch and husband Jim, High Point, N.C.; two sons, Jerry Collins and wife Linda, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Terry Collins. Kingsport; six grandchildren, Jody Wolfe, Daniele Collins-Hahn, Brandon Collins, Sky Collins, Tarl Collins, and Jill McCulloch; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lou Humphries, Marion, Ind., and Patricia Robinson, Kingsport; two brothers, Jack Arnold and wife Wanda, Kingsport, and Bill Arnold and wife Carol, Marion, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Morris Baker officiating.

Burial will follow at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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COLLINS FUNERAL RITE CONDUCTED

Scott County Resident Dies;
Funeral Held from Morrison Chapel Today

Gate City--Funeral services for E. J. Collins, who died at the home of Roy Neeley on the Kingsport road yesterday morning, were held from Morrison's Chapel at 2:00 p. m. today with Rev. Curtis Wagner and Rev. E. G. Gillespie in charge. Burial rites were held at the Morrison Chapel cemetery.

Collins, familiarly known to his friends as Jack, was a native of Washington county, but had lived, near here for the past 36 years. He was considered a successful farmer and had been affiliated with the Methodist Church .

Surviving are the following children; Mrs. J. E. Moffitt, J. E. Neeley, Gardner Collins, Kingsport ; Mrs. Ward Gardner, Blountville; Wesley Collins, Abingdon , Va. , Chauncey Collins, Church Hill , Tn. His wife died about 20 years ago.

Kingsport Times; Jan. 10, 1935

Ellis J. Collins

CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Ellis J. Collins, 91, died Sunday (April 27, 2008) at the home of his nephew, William G. Collins, Sr.

He was born in Scott County, Va., son of the late Charles E. and Malvia Peters Collins. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II.

He was preceded in death by four bothers, Cary M. Collins, Carl A. Collins, Ezra W. Collins and Urban G. Collins; two sisters, Anna L. Collins and Stella V. Collins; and one nephew, John A. Collins.

He is survived by four nephews, Samuel C. Collins of Dungannon, Va., William G. Collins, Sr. and wife, Irdella of Dungannon, Va., James Lester Collins and wife, Earlene of Castlewood, Va. and Cary Collins, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Castlewood, Va.; two nieces, Ruth Bratton of Dungannon, Va. and Anna Lee Blackwell and husband, Doug of Dungannon, Va; nephews wife, Norma Collins of Castlewood, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Funeral services for Ellis J. Collins will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Lawrence Hollyfield officiating.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Virginia National Guard. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bratton, Greg Collins, James Collins, Jerome Collins, William Collins, Sean Collins, Jason Blackwell and Justin Collins.

Online condolences may be sent to the Collins family through our web site and a video may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Eva Nell (Kimbler) Collins

Kingsport , TN - Eva Nell Kimbler Collins received the greatest gift of all on her 80th birthday; that of eternal life in her heavenly home on June 1, 2011.

Born in Kingsport , Tennessee on June 1, 1931 to the late Andy and Jane Renfro Kimbler, she resided in the Lynn Garden area of Kingsport her entire life. She was a member of Oak Drive Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stacy Wayne Kimbler in June of 2009, and nephew, Timothy Kimbler.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Fred Collins, Kingsport, TN; nephews, Stacy Andrew Kimbler and Travis Wayne Kimbler, both of Kingsport, TN; three great nieces, Alayna, Amanda, and Trinity Kimbler; a special cousin, Duane Shoemaker; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hillman, Fall Branch, TN; brothers-in-law, Paul Collins and wife, Ruth, Bluff City, TN, and Howard Collins and wife, Imogene, Kingsport, TN, and Clyde Collins and wife, Ruth, Gate City, VA; an uncle, aunts, nephews, several cousins, nieces, and many good friends and neighbors. She truly loved them all.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. , Friday, June 3, 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 Rev. Curt Williams officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon , Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , VA. Andy Kimbler, Travis Kimbler, Jimmy Collins, David Collins, Roy McClellan, Ray Austin will serve as pallbearers. Paul Collins, Clyde Collins, Howard Collins, Duane Collins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. , Saturday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Eva Nell Kimbler Collins.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Florence Estel (Bright) Godsey Collins

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Florence Estel Bright Collins, 84, entered into eternal rest Thursday (June 7, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Collins was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 23, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Opie and Virgie Bright.

She was a precious loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Logan Collins; a stepdaughter, Elva Vest; two infant brothers, Scott and Everett Bright.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Paul Crooke, Gate City, Va.; her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Nancy Godsey, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Stephanie Crooke Penley, Jerry, Hugh, Harold, Larry, Donnie and Ronnie Godsey; great-grandchildren, Ethan Penley, Nathan, Allison, Allen, Amanda, Hannah, Leah, Nikki, Haley and Cory Godsey; sister, Pauline Greer, Kingsport; brother, Ross V. Bright, Gate City, Va.; six stepchildren, Fern Ewing, Grace Hoskins, Ted, Arthur, Junior and Johnny Collins; 19 step grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residences of her son and daughter.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and the Rev. Scott Fields officiating.

The Edens Family will provide the music.

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

Grandsons: Jerry, Hugh, Harold, Larry, Donnie and Ronnie Godsey will serve as pallbearers.

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Jack Collins

CHURCH HILL - Jack Collins, 84, of Church Hill and formerly of Dungannon, Va., passed away, Friday (May 15, 2009) at the Wexford House, Kingsport.

He was born in Dungannon, Va. on April 11, 1925 to the late Robert and Olga Collins where he lived for over 70 years before moving to Church Hill where he resided for the past 11 years.

He served in the army during WWII where he achieved the rank of sergeant in Company C of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Arrowhead and various other ribbons and medals for battles and campaigns at Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Ardennes and the Rhineland.

He retired from Pittston Coal Company in 1987 after 37 years of service.

He was a Christian and a member of Dungannon United Methodist Church.

While living in Dungannon he served as a town council member for several years and afterward as the town’s mayor. He had many friends and enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Sam, Fred, and Joe Collins and two sisters, Nora Collins Preece and Thelma Collins Stanford.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara Gillenwater Collins, Church Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Linda Collins, Gray, Steve and Sandy Collins, Dungannon, Va., and Sid and Becky Collins, Nickelsville, Va.; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Sherwin, Jesse, Jamie, Dalton, Lindsay, Daniel and Jennifer, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Steve and Sandy Collins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Sabra Collins and Jack Troutman will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday at Temple Hill Mausoleum, Castlewood, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at Temple Hill for the graveside service.

His nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Jack Gillenwater and the staff at Wexford House.

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

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John A. Collins

CASTLEWOOD, Va. — John A. Collins, 72, died Sunday (April 6, 2008) in Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Va.

He was born in Wise County, Va., son of the late Carey and Georgia Vance Collins. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was retired from Clinchfield Coal Company. He was a lifelong member of House of Prayer Church in Castlewood, Va. He will be missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Collins; one son, Jerome Collins and wife, Karen of Abingdon, Va.; two sisters, Annalee Blackwell and husband, Doug of Dungannon, Va. and Ruth Bratton of Dungannon, Va.; four brothers, Sam Collins of Dungannon, Va., Glenn Collins and wife, Irdella of Dungannon, Va., Lester Collins and wife, Earlene of Castlewood, Va. and Carey Collins, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Castlewood, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Lawrence Hollyfield, Rev. Kevin Morris, Rev. Jessie Jones and Rev. Ernie Addington officiating.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and Virginia National Guard. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Sean Collins, William Collins, Justin Collins, James Collins, Jason Blackwell, Jimmy Bratton, Gary Bogan, and Greg Collins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Mullins, Farrell Turner, Lynn Puckett, Roger Dotson, Richard Powers, Robert "Speedy" Duty, and Gary Trent.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Kathleen J. (Johnson) Collins

JOHNSON CITY — Kathleen J. Collins, of Johnson City, passed away on Monday (March 9, 2009) at Wellington Place in Johnson City.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Collins; parents, Will and Bessie Johnson; sister, Gladys Blackwell; brother, Claude Johnson.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Onkotz and husband, Phil of Johnson City; son, Paul "Freddy" Collins and wife, Bonne of Townsend, Tenn.; grandchildren, Theresa Ahearn and husband, Chris of Allen, Tex., Randy Onkotz and wife, Cristy of Simpsonville, S.C., Sarah Quinn and husband, Chris of Maryville, Tenn. and Rebekah Collins of Alcoa, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Megan and Kristen Ahearn, Parker and Peyton Onkotz; special sister, Ina Martin of Kingsport; special niece, Joyce Osborne of Dungannon, Va. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ken Abbott officiating.

Entombment services will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum I.

The family would like to issue a thank you to her special care givers, Nyoka Allison, Linda Riner, Amedysis Hospice nurses, Dawn and Shelia. Also a special thank you to the staff of Wellington Place of Johnson City, the staff of Johnson City Medical Center and Northside Hospital and to Dr. James Hansen and Dr. Keith Cook.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Kathleen J. Collins.

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Margaret D. (McConnell) Collins

July 27, 1926 - July 30, 2014

Gate City, VA. — Margaret D. Collins, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her residence.

Margaret loved to travel and take care of her family. She attended Log House Church.

Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents Guy and Helen Lemmons McConnell.

She was survived by her husband Ralph F. Collins husband of 70 years of the home; two daughters Judy Presley and Linda Smiley (Rick) of Kingsport; one son Cecil Collins (Rita) of Kingsport; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters Mary Belle Williams (Arthur) of Gate City, Cora Lou Beasenburg of Charleston, S.C., Lourena Bolas (Jerome) of Kingsport; two brothers Bill McConnell (Peggy) and Everett McConnell (Jackie) of Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 12-1 pm at Colonial Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral will follow with Rev. J.W. Depew.

Graveside service will be Friday, at Holston View Cemetery following the funeral services. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to send special thanks to Julie Robbins.

Colonial Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Margaret D. Collins.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Nancy (Miller) Surrett Collins

NEWBERRY, S.C. — Mary Nancy Miller Collins, 62, passed away Tuesday (June 9, 2009) at the Providence Hospital.

She was born in Big Stone Gap, Va., to the late D. B. and Winfred Helen Bishop Miller. She was a former employee of the Newberry Department of Social Services and a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachelle Surrett.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Collins; a son, Michael Surrett, his wife, Stephanie of Abingdon, Va.; a sister, Shirley Wells, her husband, Johnny of Duffield, Va.; a brother, Randy Miller, his wife, Carol Jean of Wise, Va.; six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home, 310 6th Street NW, Coeburn, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kermit Collins officiating.

Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Big Stone Gap, Va.

Memorials may be made to the Nancy Collins Memorial Fund 1724 Main St., Newberry, S.C. 29108.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 310 6th St. NW, Coeburn, Va. 24230 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Michael Douglas "Chub" Collins

KINGSPORT - Michael (Chub) Collins , 47, 2530 McLean Drive, died Monday (March 19, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Sullivan County and had lived his entire life here. He was a member of the Ohio Carpenters and Millwright Local 1755 for 25 years. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James Howard Davidson and Elva Ward; and paternal grandparents, Charlie and Josie Collins .

Surviving are his wife, Paula M. Collins , Kingsport; one son, John Paul Forbes, Kingsport; a granddaughter, Ptolema Forbes, Kingsport; his parents, Howard and Imogene Collins , Kingsport; sister, Mrs. Bryan (Gail) Hulse, Kingsport; two brothers, Larry Collins , Jonesborough and Rick and Donna Collins , Fernandina Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at West View Baptist Church, and anytime at his residence or anytime at the home of his parents, 1029 Fairview Avenue. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Mike Stout and the Rev. Paul Manness officiating.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Cassell, Rick Calhoun, Billy Blankenbeckler, Jimmy Zeairs, Darius McConnell, Dustin Parker and James Falin. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Hurley, John Hurley and Rick Beebout.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Patsy (Hawkins) Collins

KINGSPORT — Patsy Collins, 75, of Kingsport, passed away Friday (Aug. 5, 2011) in Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Collins was born in Scott County Va. She had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a member of Hermon United Methodist Church ; a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Caleb Milburn and Emily Hawkins; two brothers Halbert McCraw and Emmitt Hawkins

Survivors include four sons, Jeff Collins and wife, Patty, Hawkins County, Tenn.; Terry Collins and wife, Belinda, Fall Branch, Tenn., Keith Collins, Scotty Collins, Kingsport, and Kingsport; special friend, ex daughter in-law, Vicki Collins; two brothers, Ralph Hawkins, Kingsport and Carlos Hawkins Kingsport.; one sister Anis Rymer Church Hill, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Becky Qualls, Dena Collins, Dusty Collins, Chris Collins and Cody Collins; several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the nurses of second and third floor at Holston Valley Medical Center.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Berry Reed and Rev Rex Mc Murray officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Collins family.

Kingsport Times-News

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Paul W. Collins

KINGSPORT - Paul W. Collins , 88, passed away Thursday (May 27, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.

He was born in Russell County, Va., and lived in Florida for 38 years before returning to East Tennessee in 1999.

Mr. Collins was of the Methodist faith. He was very active in many Civic Organizations. As a 32nd degree Mason, he belonged to the Knights Templar in Bristol, Va., the Mason Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Virgina, the Fincastle, Dungannon, Va., the Scottish Rite, Ocala, Fla., and the Shriner's Egypt Temple in Tampa, Fla. He was a graduate of Concord College in Athens, W.Va., and later obtained a Masters degree from Columbia University in New York, N.Y.

In his career as an educator, Mr. Collins served as Superintendent of Schools in Scott County, Va., Isle of Wight County, Smithfield, Va., and served on the Florida State Board of Education. At the time of his retirement, he was Administrator of the Adult Education of Citrus County, Fla.

Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. and Olga R. Porter Collins ; two sisters; and three brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Kathleen Johnson Collins ; one daughter, Judith Onkotz and husband Phil of Johnson City, Tenn.; one son, Paul Frederick (Freddy) Collins and wife Bonne of Townsend, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Theresa Ahearn and husband Christopher of Allen, Texas, Randy Onkotz and wife Cristy of Greenville, S.C., Sara and husband Chris Quinn of Townsend, Tenn., and Rebekah Collins of Townsend, Tenn..; three great-grandchildren, Megan and Kristen Ahearn of Allen, Texas, and Parker Onkotz of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Jack Collins and wife Barbara of Church Hill, Tenn.; a step-brother, Ralph Flanary and wife Beulah of Bristol, Tenn.; special sister-in-law, Ina Johnson Martin of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William J. Carter officiating.

Entombment services will be held Sunday in the Oak Hill Mausoleums immediately following the funeral services.

Active pallbearers will be Steve Onkotz, Darius Hillman, Paul Gillenwater, Dwight Hillman, John Gray Martin, Lynn Shaffer, Bill Carter, Bill Osborne, and Dr. Bill McConnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.P. Horton, Glenn Osborne, and Cecil Mann.

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Ray T. Collins

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Ray T. Collins, 69, died Monday evening (March 24, 2003) after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Collins.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; one son, Danny Ray; one brother, Earnest Collins, Mount Carmel; three sisters, Mrs. Retha Poore, Kingsport, Mrs. Earl (Geraldine) Pride and Mrs. Carl (Betty) Woods, both of Church Hill.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Anderson Funeral Home, Crozet, Va., is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ricky Dale Collins

JUPITER, Fla. — Ricky Dale Collins, died March 17, 2009. My friend, my heart and soul, beloved husband of Donna Collins, Jupiter, Fla. Cherished son of James Howard and Imogene Collins, Kingsport.

Survived by Larry Collins and wife, Sharon, Jonesborough; sister, Gail Hulse and husband, Bryan of Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael (Chubb) Collins of Kingsport and his surviving wife, Paula and son, John. All his many beloved cousins not the least of which are Lisa, Trisha and Tony; stepson, Michael Mulligan and wife, Alisha of Joppa, Md.; step-daugher, Michele Cochran and husband, Matt of Bel Air, Md.; his grandsons, Jeff and Harley Henry, Matt Cochran and Dylan Mulligan. His friends in life, Jerry, April, Lance and Ricky Vaughn of Romulus, Mich.; and his twin cats, Buddy and Brother.

Rick leaves a legacy of passion for carpentry, the beach and a big heart for all animals. You are dearly missed.

A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, in Kingsport at the Westview Baptist Church officiated by Mike Stout. Friends and family from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with services at 7:30 p.m. Please come to celebrate Rick’s life.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Theresa Mae (Hagy) Collins

KINGSPORT — Theresa Mae Hagy, 43, entered into rest Thursday (Nov. 20, 2008) at her daughter’s residence.
She was born Aug. 1, 1965. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tempie Mae Horne. Including her mother, she was preceded in death by her sons, Tommy Lee Collins and Johnny Ray Collins.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Danny Stansberry, Weber City, Ashley and Dusty Osborne, Nickelsville, Va., and Amber Peters, Kingsport; father, Walter Andrew Hagy, Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Michael Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., Robbie Hagy, Hiltons, Va., Terry Hagy, Gate City, Va., Anthony and wife, Tonie Hagy, Kingsport and John Hagy, Kingsport; fiancé, Bryan Culbertson, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Lydia Stansberry, Jacob Stansberry, Jennifer Collins, Madison Osborne, Tanner Osborne and a grandson due on Nov. 25, 2008; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Bill Culbertson officiating.
Music will be provided by Sonya and Dakota McCoy.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Culbertson Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.
The family will meet at 12 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.
Pallbearers will be her brothers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willie Columbus Collins

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Willie Columbus Collins departed this life Saturday (Aug. 23, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a farmer and a member of Collins Chapel Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James D. and Emily Beaver Collins; sister, Goldie Horne; brother, Carl Gene Collins; grandson, Jamie Gibson.

Surviving are his wife, Angie Bell Pippin Collins, Nickelsville; daughter, Mrs. Walter (Betty) Gibson, Weber City, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Bonnie) Harris, Kingsport, Mrs. Lucille Peters, Kingsport, and Mrs. Virginia Lambert, Powhatan, Va.; brothers, Hugie and wife Zella Collins, James (Ed) and Leta Collins, Ralph and wife Margaret Collins, Blanard and wife Fay Collins, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Angela Repass, Wally and wife Rena Gibson; great-grandchildren, Kayla Cody Repass, Brandon and Nicholas Cross.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of Walter and Betty Gibson, 116 Chapel Street, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jesse Jones and Pastor Charles Boone officiating.

Music will be provided by Mattie and Duyane Barnette.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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