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

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

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

 

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

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.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenna Sprung

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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
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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

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
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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

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 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

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.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Armen Elizabeth (Mustaklem) Combs

KINGSPORT — Armen Elizabeth Mustaklem Combs, 48 of Kingsport, died Dec. 22, 2007, in the same manner she lived her life, with bravery, dignity and grace.

She is survived by her husband, David and children, Anya and Ian who knew her as a loving wife, mother and their number one fan. Additional survivors include her mother, (Bille) Jo Mustaklem; a brother, Shukry Christopher Mustaklem; father, Chris Mustaklem; maternal grandparents, Ben and Odell Bledsoe; father-in-law, James Combs; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; a nephew, Justin; and a niece, Rachel. Special friends include Rhonda, Kathy, Leshia, Myra, Patty, Lisa and dearest childhood pals, Dianne Ingle and Melody McMaster.

The family is grateful for the care and attention received from Dr. David Franzus and his office as well as the nursing staff on the 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall and Father Kevin Millsap.

A memorial service will be held at the Morrison City Christian Church on December 26, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Friends that would like to visit may do so anytime at the home of her grandparents.

Owens Funeral Service & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Beatrice (Gardner) Combs

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Beatrice G. Combs, 85, of Bristol, Tenn., died on Friday (Jan. 30, 2009) at the Life Care of Elizabethton.

She was born on Saturday, June 16, 1923 in Hiltons, Va., to the late Hiram Gardner Jr. and Rosa Salley Gardner and was the widow of Earl W. Combs. She had graduated from Scott County Schools and had worked at the Kingsport Press. She moved to Bristol in 1966, was an active member of Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking, sewing and tending to the needs of others.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lollie Virginia Goins.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Combs and wife, Linda of Bristol, Tenn. and Alan Combs and wife, Theresa of Hendersonville, N.C.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating.

The committal service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Glenwood Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Clark and Amedisys of Elizabethton and a special thanks to the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church, 3225 Avoca Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Mrs. Combs and her family are in the care of Oakley--Cook Funeral Home.

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Frances Juanita (Horne) Combs

WISE, Va. — Frances H. Combs, 83, passed away Sunday (Jan. 27, 2008) at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was a member of the Wise Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Giles E. Combs Jr.; her parents, Grady and Emma Horne; a brother, Charles Horne; and a sister, Marie Crouch.

Surviving are two sons, Giles "Smokey" Combs and wife, Sherry and Charles Edd Combs, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; grandchildren, Jason Combs and wife, Laura of Raleigh, N.C. and Whitney Combs Marshall and husband, Josh, of Wise, Va.; a sister, M. R. Large, of Abingdon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Love Mausoleum at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va. with Rev. Mike Hunsucker officiating.

Entombment will follow. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go to cemetery in procession.

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

(Some of her Scott Co ancestral families are Horne, Strong, Wolfe, Greear, Lane, Meade, Stallard, Frazier, Flanary, McClellan)

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Giles Earnest Combs Jr.

WISE, Va. - Giles E. Combs Jr., died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1999) at his home in Wise, Va.

He was the former owner of Combs Supply Co., former employee of Lonesome Pine International Raceway, Coeburn, Va., and a retired employee of Austin Powder Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War Il. He was a member of the Wise Lions Club and Suthers Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 259, Norton, Va. He was a member of Wise Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Giles E. and Vada C. Combs Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Horne Combs , of the home; two sons, Charles Edd Combs , of the home, and Giles (Smokey) Combs III, Madison, W.Va.; a sister, Margaret Blanche Combs , Wise, Va.; three grandchildren, Jason Todd Combs , Marsha Frith and Whitney Beverly Combs ; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Love Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va., with Dr. Ray Jones Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of one's choice.

(Some of his wife Myrtle (Horne) Large’s Scott Co ancestral families are Horne, Strong, Wolfe, Greear, Lane, Meade, Stallard, Frazier, Flanary, McClellan)

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Nannie Jean (Kerns) Combs

KINGSPORT - Nannie Kerns Combs, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday (March 19, 2005) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., May 4, 1943, to the late James Floyd Kerns and Ida Bell Lane Kerns.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Lori Ann Combs, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Kyle Lynn and Cristi Combs, Kingsport; one grandson, Jeremy Lynn Combs; three sisters, Elsie Redman, Baltimore, Md., Julia Statzer, Gate City, Va., and Blanche Marie Bowen, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Louise Smith, Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Jimmy Combs and Rev. Joseph Peters officiating.

Music will be provided by Cristi Combs.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tiptons Chapel Church Cemetery, Copper Ridge community. The family will meet at 12 noon at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

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A. L. Compton

DUNGANNON, Va. — A.L. Compton, 53, entered into rest May 31, 2009.

He was born Feb. 5, 1956 in Ohio to the late Glynn Compton and Lois Virginia Cress Dingus.

Survivors include his sisters, Jami Wanda Hatchell and husband, Buddy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Carol Honeycutt, Nickelsville, Va., Kathy Graham and husband, Timothy, Randleman, N.C., Sherry Steffey and husband, Emmitt, Trinity, N.C., and Jeanie Powers, Dungannon, Va.; brothers, Jiles Compton, Nickelsville, Va. and Johnny Dingus and wife, Susan, Mount Carmel; nine nieces and seven nephews; 10 great-nieces and four great-nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his sister of Jeanie Powers.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. in Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Bro. David Cress officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Give a Kid a Book by calling the local RADA office of Scott County, 276-386-6441.

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

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Anna Marie (Salley) Compton

Marie Salley Compton, 95, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

Marie was the oldest member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband John H. Compton, parents Otis and Fannie Salley, son Benny Compton and brother Talmadge Salley.

Survivors include her son, Coach John Allen Compton and wife Dolores of Kingsport and daughter-in-law Peggy Compton Grogg of Kingsport. Grandson Lance Compton, granddaughter Shonda Peters and husband David of Georgetown, Ky. Two great grandchildren, MaKenzie Nicole Peters and Anna Jade Peters. Two sisters, Myrl Faulk and husband Earl of Kingsport and Billie Jo Stafford of Kingsport. Nieces and nephews Toby Herron, Joyce Hamilton, Donnie Stafford and JoAnn Checkovich. Several great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Kingsley United Methodist Church between on Friday, August 5th between 1:00-3:00p.m. Please limit visitation to the church only due to an illness in the home. Services will be held at the Kingsley United Methodist Church on Friday, August 5th at 3:00p.m. with Reverend Raymond Amos. Graveside service to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Kingsley United Methodist Church, 2828 Bloomingdale Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Clyde Ezra "Bill" Compton

GATE CITY, Va. - Clyde Ezra Compton, 71, 112 Jennings St., Weber City, Va., died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 27, 1987) at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a Baptist and a retiree of the Tennessee Eastman Co.'s Tenite Department.

Mr. Compton was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and a member of Catlett Masonic Lodge No.35 of Gate City, Va.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lona Mae Sweeney; his father, Bascom Compton; and his mother, Ellen Gillenwater Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Louise Compton; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Derting, Gate City, Va.; one son, Gerald C. Compton, Weber City, Va.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five half-sisters, Mrs. Alma Martin, Kingsport, Mrs. Mary Ann Polling, Beckley, W.Va., Mrs. Nina Quillen and Mrs. Mildred Catron, both of Weber City, Va., Miss Hazel Compton, Quincy, Calif.; seven half-brothers, Conor Peters, Abingdon, Va., Charles Peters, Winston Peters and M.J. Peters, all of Weber City, Va., Paul Compton, Washington, N.C., Arnold Compton, Thayer, Mo. and Bruce Compton, Quincy, Calif.

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

Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel by the Catlett Masonic Lodge No.35 of Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Dice officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

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Dallas C. Compton

GATE CITY, Va. - Dallas C. Compton, 81, died at Holston Valley Medical Center Monday ( March 1, 2004 ).

He was an active member of Gate City United Methodist Church .

Papa was a gentle man who loved his family very much.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving with Company C 291st Engineering Combat Battalion and received five battle stars and several awards. He was retired from the Mead Corp. He was a charter member and the first president of Scott County Lifesaving Crew and former member of the Gate City Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Leonard and Maude Wood Compton; his wife of 47 years, Mary E. Johnson Compton; his brother, Robert Compton; sister, Sadie McCauley Baker; stepsister, Jeanette Bledsoe; and grandson, Jenner Johnson.

Survivors include daughters, Joanne Flanary and husband Cecil, Mary Bateman and husband Stan, all of Gate City, Va.; sons, Richard (Dick) Johnson of Little Switzerland, N.C., William (Bill) J. Johnson and wife Lotis of Kingsport; eight grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; stepsister, Edith Kilgore and husband Emory; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City United Methodist Church with the memorial service immediately following visitation. The Rev. Dale Wyrick will officiate.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Estillville Cemetery, Gate City, Va., by American Legion Post No. 265 of Gate City and Post No. 3 of Kingsport. The family will meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Gate City United Methodist Church scholarship fund.

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

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Earnest Sevier Compton

KINGSPORT - Earnest Sevier Compton, 80, of Sullivan Gardens, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Nov. 13, 2005) with his family at his side after a brief battle with lung cancer.

Born in Dungannon in Scott County, Va., Earnest had lived in the Sullivan Gardens area for over 48 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, having received the following medals: Good Conduct, Purple Heart, European, African, Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge and the World War II Victory Ribbon. Mr. Compton retired from AFG with over 20 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Loretta Lawson Compton; his parents, Garland Compton and Zola Crisp Compton; brothers, Cecil, Russell, David and John Henry Compton; sister, Shirley McClellan.

Survivors include his daughters, Dorothy Rhoton, Daisy and George Carroll, Nellie and Rufus Lawson, Dollie and Ricky Spears, Shonta and Mark Turner, all of Kingsport, and Denise and Hughie Cassell, Hiltons, Va.; sons, David Russell and Tina Compton, Donnie and Merinda Compton, Paul and Aundria Compton, Dannie and Gina Compton, Bruce and Kathy Compton, and Arthur Compton, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, April Rhoton, Misty Townsend, Christy Carroll Highfill and Chad, Jodi, Shawn and Katie Carroll, Josh Neece, Windy and Nikkie Mowell, Sarah Beth and Kenny Spears, Ryan and Skylar Dillon, Anthony and Kevin McCrary, Erica Morelock, Paul, Justin and Lee Ann Compton, Ariana Carter, Brandy Queen, Daniel Compton, Mikayla Watkins, Heather Hall, John Matthew Compton, Lana and DeeAnn Cassell, Shantel and Shane Turner, Derik and Kassie Compton; great-grandchildren, Alissa Kindle, Haylee Townsend, Lilly Jane Highfill, Dylan and Elizabeth Morelock, Xander and Destiny Queen, Hannah and Jacob Cassell; sister and brother-in-law, Belle and Demp Morelock, Kingsport; sisters, Nell Castle, Kingsport, and Daisy Green, Washington, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Farris and Charles Compton, Kingsport, and Gene and Liz Compton, Bristol, Va.; half sister, Gladys Sexton, Blountville; also several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, and anytime at the residence.

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

Military graveside services will be conducted at Compton Family Cemetery in Kingsport on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the American Legion Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain in charge. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon.

Mr. Compton's sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Edith (Eggers) Compton

KINGSPORT - Edith Compton , 80, 931 Cooper St., passed away Friday (Jan. 26, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Zionsville, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Claude and Emma Miller Eggers. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Erwin Compton ; two daughters, Nancy Collins, Mount Carmel and Bonnie Smith, Church Hill; two sons, Don Compton and Gene Compton , both of Kingsport; two sisters, Bonnie Nash and Tootie Rutledge, both of Bristol, Va.; two brothers, Jim Eggers, Meadowview, Va., and Rich Eggers, Abingdon, Va.; two grandchildren, Cindi Compton and Felicia Hofland; two great-grandchildren, Carlee Hofland and Zach Hofland; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Steve Hooper officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

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Erwin Ray Compton

KINGSPORT — Erwin R. Compton, age 92, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at his home on June 18, 2009.

He was born Oct. 17, 1916 to Emerson and Monies Compton in Addison, Tex. Erwin retired from Holston Defense Company in 1982. He enjoyed woodworking, deep sea fishing and was an avid reader. He was associated with Chuck’s Drive-In for years. He loved spending time with his fami l y.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Compton and one brother, Albert Compton.

Surviving are his children, Don Compton and wife, Suzanne, Gene Compton, Nancy Collins and husband, Fred and Bonnie Smith and husband, Lee; grand children, Cindy Compton and Felicia Hofland; great-grandchildren, Savannah Compton, Carlee Hofland and Zackery Hofland; sisters, Gladys Kilgore and Eliza Fober; several nieces and nephews; long time friend and associate, Betty Henry.

The family will receive friends today at East Lawn Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the chapel. Friends and family will share their memories of how Erwin affected their lives.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, Jericho Shrine Center, 1100 Sam Walton Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Compton family.

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Ethel Mae (Hensley) Compton

KINGSPORT — Ethel Mae Compton, 88, Kingsport, passed away on April 30, 2011 in Kingsport .

She was born on Feb. 16, 1923 in Kermit , Va. , and had resided in Kingsport ( Colonial Heights ) for over 40 years. Ethel was a member of Oak Glen Union Baptist Church, Fall Branch, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ralph E. Compton; her parents, Andy and Lillie Catron Hensley; her brothers, Roscoe Hensley, Kelly Hensley, Ira Hensley and Robert Hensley; and sisters, Ella Mae Larkins, and Recie Harmon.

Ethel is survived by her son, Norman E. Compton and wife, Lillian Barnes Compton of Kingsport; grandson, Scott Compton of Kingsport; granddaughter, Becky Compton Litz, and husband, John of Fort Benning, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Audrey Litz and Lauren Litz of Fort Benning, Ga.; brother-in-law, Rudolph Compton and wife, Rusty Compton of Kingsport; and sister- in-law, Virginia Compton Bernard of N.C.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Carter Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street , Kingsport .

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens . Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Scott Compton, John Litz, Dik Lunsford, Tim Ferrell, Dwayne Barnes and Jack Litz.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the nursing staff at Allandale Village and Asbury Willow Hall.

Memorials may be sent to Alzheimer Association, 207 N. Boone St. Suite 1500 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37604 .

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

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Glen David "Red Buck" Compton Sr.

DUNGANNON, Va. - Glen David "Red Buck" Compton Sr. died Monday (Sept. 22, 2003) at his home.

He was born [4 Aug 1939] and lived his entire life in Scott County, Va. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland Cecil and Zola Ann Compton; brothers, John Henry, Russell and Cecil Compton.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Guy Compton, Kingsport; sons, Glen David Compton Jr. and Carl Compton, Kingsport; grandsons, Wade, Cole and Terry Compton, all of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Shirley McClellan and Nell Castle, both of Kingsport, Bell Morelock, Fall Branch, and Daisy Green, Washington, Ga.; half-sister, Gladys Sexton, Blountville; brothers, Farris and Seiver Compton, Kingsport, and Lucky Gene Compton, Bristol, Va.; special friends, Fred Nickels, Sissy and Scotty Hall; and many others.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Collins.

Music will be provided by Donna Gail Altman.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Compton Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Many thanks for Dorothy and Fredia, the Hospice nurses who were so good and Adam of Med-O-II for the special times he came out.

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Grover W. Compton

GRAY -- Grover W. Compton, 63, Route 12, Gray, died at 3:05 p.m. yesterday [4/26/1982] at his home of an apparent heart attack.

A native of Williams Mill, Va., he resided in Gray for the last 26 years and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Co. in the Organic Chemicals Division retiring in January 1980.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army and was a member of Tommy Miller Post #4933 of the VFW and the Cooties.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nell P. Compton, Gray; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Gail) Dunn, Johnson City, and Mrs. Mike (Kathy) Malone, Kingsport; three grandchildren; three brothers, Lewis Compton, Gate City, John Compton, Kingsport, and Charlie Compton, Greeneville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Downtown Chapel.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles K. Ward officiating.

Burial will be in Snyder's Memorial Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Kingsport Times-News of Tuesday, April 27, 1982

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Homer Berry Compton

COMPTON, HOMER BERRY  -  age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning.  Member of Central United Methodist Church .  Survivors: wife, Lena Peters Compton; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Hurst, both of Knoxville, Jane Mullins, Athens, Ga., Judy King, Greenville, S.C.; sister, Leona Vermillion, Gate City, Va.; brother, Clemson Compton, Gate City, Va.  Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday, Central United Methodist Church , Rev. Grady Winegar officiating.  Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Saturday for a 10:30 a.m. interment service.  The family requests memorials be made to Central United Methodist Church .  The family will receive friends following the service on Friday at the church.  'Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel' is in charge.

(From obituary in 'Knoxville News-Sentinel' (Knoxville, TN) of Friday, July 6, 1990)

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Jerry Martin Compton

Kingsport, TN - Jerry Martin Compton, 68, Kingsport, TN passed away, Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Compton was born in Scott County, VA on July 21, 1943 to the late Earnest Martin and Opal Mae Frazier Compton. He attended Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where he served as Deacon.

He retired from Kingsport Press after 43 years of service and in 1996 founded Compton's Hardwood Flooring.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Norma Jean Compton preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Compton, Kingsport, TN; daughters, Karina Wood and husband, Marty, Surgoinsville, TN and Donna Lovell and husband, Tim Lovell, Kingsport, TN; son; Joel McCann and wife, Mandy, Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Josh Lovell, Jessica Lee, Andrea Lovell, Jordan Lovell, John McCann, and Jacob Wood; great grandchild, Addyson Lovell; sisters, Peggy Dykes, Fall Branch, TN, Patsy Meade, Kingsport, TN, and Carolyn Greer and husband, Jim, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Everett Lett and Rev. Tim Lovell officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Oak Hill Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:45 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Gardens in the Garden of the Resurrection for the graveside service.

Donations may be made in honor of Jerry to a charity of one's choice or to Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1734 Forest View Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jerry Compton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Jimmy Glen Compton

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Jimmy Glen Compton, 54, Nickelsville, Va. The Lord called a special man to many people home, after fighting a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, like a bear, on Memorial Day on Monday (May 26, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a great man and generous with all who knew him. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed dearly.

Mr. Compton was born in Scott County, Va. on March 7, 1954 and was the son of the late Garland Cecil Compton and Carrie Campbell Compton Vanorstrand.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Compton, Nickelsville, Va.; daughters, Jami Elizabeth Compton and Kelli Suzanne Quillen, both of Nickelsville, Va.; son, Johnathan Glen Compton and wife, Melinda, Nickelsville, Va.; his special mother-in-law, Shirley Nell Fugate, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Tucker James Quillen, Victoria Suzanne Quillen, Charles Levi Quillen and Travis Anderson Compton; sisters, Judy Griffith and husband, "Mayor", Coeburn, Va., Marlene Stapleton and husband, Jerry, Nickelsville, Va., Darlene Rhoton and husband, Cory, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Abram Compton and wife, Candy, Middlesboro, Fla. and Garland Jackson Compton and wife, Martha, Dungannon, Va.; special relatives, Robert and Ruth Fugate. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, several very special nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Beavers, Rev. Joe Barber and the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Dinah Hicks will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jim and Vickie Compton Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.

Jack Compton, Josh Compton, Timothy Compton, Mitchell Griffith, Colten Stapleton, Eric Begley, Larry Gillespie and Gary Broadwater will serve as pallbearers.

Ronald Jordan, Walter Gibson, Mayor Griffith, Jerry Stapleton, Tony McClellan, Kyle Compton and Giles Gillespie will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wants to thank Dr. Shipstone and staff at Kingsport Oncology. Also Sarah Cannon (Minnie Pearl) Research in Nashville, Tenn.

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

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Lena Mae (Peters) Compton

Lena Peters Compton,age 86, of Knoxville , died Thursday July 31, 2008 at Shannondale Healthcare Center .

    She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Married Couples Sunday School Class. Lena was born on February 22, 1922 in Gate City, Virginia, and moved to Knoxville in 1944 to begin her career as dress buyer at Millers Department Store, retiring in 1987. She was a loving and caring person and loved working in her garden.

    Lena was preceded in death by husband, Homer B. Compton; parents, Pridemore A. and Myrtle Lane Peters; brother, William Ralph Peters, Sr.; sister, Edith Peters Livingston.

    She is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bryan Edwards of Knoxville; step daughters, Jane Mullins of Athens, Georgia and Judy King of Greenville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Blake Edwards and wife Leigha, and Bethany Edwards; sister, Virgie Peters Peake of Knoxville; nephews, William R. Peters, Jr. and wife Vonnie of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Ronald M. Peake and wife Nancy of Knoxville; niece, Patricia Peters of Gate City, Virginia; great nieces and nephews, Jabette Carlson and husband Jack of Knoxville, Ronnie Peake and wife Julie of San Antonio, Texas, Kimberly Lane and husband Rick of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Kevin Peters and wife Melissa of Laverne, Tennessee; and several great-great nieces and nephews.

    Funeral service 4:00 P.M. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Reverend Bruce Galyon officiating.

    The family and friends will meet Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11:00 AM interment service.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Central United Methodist Church , 201 East Third Ave. Knoxville , Tennessee 37917 .

    The Family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

(from obituary in ' Knoxville News Sentinel' ( Knoxville , TN ) of August 3, 2008 )

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Lola Emogene (Williams) Compton

GATE CITY, Va. - Lola Emogene Compton, 91, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday ( Dec. 31, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Ms. Compton was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and most recently was a resident of Brian Center Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and worked several years at Scott County Sheriff's Office and at Gate City Methodist Church .

She was the daughter of Rial Martin William II and Emily Alberta Lane .

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Compton; brothers, Howard, Rial, Edmund and Lester Williams.

Surviving are one sister, Mabel W. Chess, Duffield , Va. ; and several nieces and nephews. Based on Lola's expressed wish for a quiet exit from this life no memorial service will be held, however, the Rev. Bob Lane will officiate at a short honorary graveside service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery .

Friends and family members wishing to attend the graveside service should meet at the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City , Va. , 30 minutes before the interment time to proceed to the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church , 103 E. Walnut St. , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

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

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Loretta (Lawson) Compton

KINGSPORT - Loretta Compton, 73, of Rock Springs, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 21, 2004). She passed away peacefully at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born on April 21, 1931 to the late John and Ava Lawson. Mrs. Compton was a member of Reservoir Road Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and sister, who will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her biological children, she helped in rearing many others.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Andy Lawson, Jip Lawson, J.P. Lawson, Luther Paul Lawson (infant); sisters, Mae Moore, Virginia Addington, and Dorothy Lee and Nannie Lee Lawson (infant twins); two half sisters, Annie Baldwin and Marth Dockery.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Earnest Sevier Compton of the home; daughters, Dorothy Rhoton, Daisy and husband George Carroll, Nellie and husband Rufus, Dollie and husband Ricky Spears, Shonta and husband Mark Turner, all of Kingsport, Denise and husband Hughie Cassell, Hiltons, Va.; sons, David Russell Compton and wife Tina, Donnie Compton, Paul Compton and wife Aundria, Dannie Compton and wife Gina, Bruce Compton and wife Kathy, and Arthur Compton, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, April Rhoton, Misty Townsend, Christy Carroll Highfill and Chad, Shawn and Katie Carroll, Josh Neece, Wendy and Nikkie Mowell, Sarah Beth and Kenny Spears, Ryan and Skylar Dillon, Erica Morelock, Paul, Justin, and Lee Ann Compton, Ariana Carter, Brandy Queen, Daniel Compton, Mikayla Watkins, Heather Hall, John Matthew Compton, Lana and DeeAnn Cassell, Shantel and Shane Turner, Derik and Kassie Compton; great-grandchildren, Alissa Kindle, Hayley Townsend, Lilly Jane Highfill, Dylan and Elizabeth Morelock, Xander and Destiny Queen, Hannah Cassell; sister, Marie Dougherty, Snowflake, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kieth Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Compton Family Cemetery. Those planning to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lucky Gene Compton

BRISTOL, Va. — Lucky Gene Compton, 75, went to be with Lord on Saturday (March 28, 2009) at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1933 to the late Garland and Zola Crisp Compton. He was born in Dungannon, Va. and lived in Michigan for several years. After retiring from General Motors, he moved to Bristol, Va. He was an avid coon hunter and had coon hunting friends from Michigan to Florida. Mr. Compton attended Valley View Freewill Baptist Church in Abingdon, Va.

He was preceded in death by Gladys Sexton, Shirley McClellan, Sevier Compton, Cecil Compton, Russell Compton, John Compton and David Compton.

Mr. Compton is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Compton, Bristol, Va.; three daughters, Kathy Keith, West Virginia, Donna Gail Altman, Kingsport, Tracey Bryan and husband, Daniel Bryan, Bristol, Tenn.; three sons, Billy Compton and wife, Karen, Michigan, Robert Compton, Michigan, Paul Compton, Bristol, Va.; six grandchildren, Jesse Altman, Crystal Blevins, Nichole Horner, Justin Altman, Chelsea Compton and Kaitlyn Bridgeman; three step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Farris Compton, Kingsport; three sisters, Nell Castle, Kingsport, Bell Morelock, Fall Branch, Daisy Green, Georgia; special coon hunting friends, Eddie Frith, Bill Grant, Dual Rasnake, Phillip Foster, Wayne Fields and Bob McCracken; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Greg Dingus officiating.

Music will be provided by Linda Steffey and Righteous Cry.

Graveside services will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Compton Cemetery, Nickelsville community conducted by Howard Edwards. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Compton, Billy Compton, Raymond Berry, Mark Sikora, Jesse Altman and Justin Altman.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Mann III, Lisa Sproles and all of the nurses for their compassion and wonderful care of our loved one.

Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle L. (Franklin) Compton

CLAXTON, Tenn. - Myrtle Franklin Compton, 89, formerly of Kingsport, passed away at the home of her daughter, Sharon "Shay" Compton in Claxton , Tenn. , on Monday ( March 29, 2004 ).

Mrs. Compton was born in Scott County, Va. , on June 15, 1914. She was a homemaker, wonderful mother, and committed Christian. She was a former member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church and a present member of First Baptist Church in Morristown .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles I. Compton; parents, O.A. and Callie Mae Franklin; and three brothers.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Louise (Lennis) Woods of Morristown, Carolyn (Bill) McConnell of Knoxville, and Shay Compton of Claxton; son and daughter-in-law, Norman (Martha) Compton of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Moretz of Kingsport; brother, J.K. Franklin of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Valeria Nemes and her family for their excellent care for the last two years.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson, downtown Kingsport Chapel.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Fred Garmon and the Rev. Archie Fendley officiating.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va.

Active pallbearers will be John Compton, Chris McConnell, Scott McConnell, Lennis Woods, Bill McConnell, and Norman Compton.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Myrtle Compton Memorial Fund, Heritage Fellowship, 121 N. Illinois Avenue , Oak Ridge , Tenn. 37830 . Funds will be used to purchase a mission bus in Bolivia .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elder Ralph E. Compton

KINGSPORT - Elder Ralph E. Compton was born on May 25, 1924 and departed this life on Tuesday ( Sept. 14, 2004 ).

He served in World War II in the CBI Theater. He retired from Eastman Company with 42 years of service and continued working at Alliance Data Systems for another 91/2 years. For around 50 years, he pastored churches in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia , holding many revivals and organizing several Central Baptist churches.

He leaves behind a faithful wife of 57 years, Ethel Hensley Compton , of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Norman E. Compton and wife, Lillian, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Scott Compton and wife, Ashley, Kingsport, and Becky Litz and husband, John, Georgetown, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Audrey and Lauren Litz; a brother, Rudolph Compton and wife Orpha, Kingsport; and a sister, Virginia Bernard of Bessemer City, N.C.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-City Memory Gardens , Blountville.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Shaffer, J.E. Mauk, Wayne Poteet, Fred Robinette, Kenny Hammond and Carson Morelock. Family and friends attending are asked to be at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Oak Glen Union Church, c/o Lauren Light, 25 Sugar Hollow Lane , Fall Branch , Tenn. 37656 .

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Compton family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Robert Farris Compton

Mr. Robert Farris Compton, 89, Kingsport, TN passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mr. Compton was born in Scott County, VA on June 13, 1922, son of the late Garland Cecil and Zola Ann Crisp Compton. He served in CCC and World War II in the United States Air Force in Europe. He retired from Eastman Kodak after 40 years of service in fiber development. He had a love for farming and trading at local flea markets.

In addition to his parents, his daughter, Mary Nell (1954); sisters, Shirley McClellan and Gladys Sexton; and brothers, Sevier, Cecil, Russell, Gene, John, and David preceded him death.

Surviving is his wife, Ruby Charles Compton, Kingsport, TN, daughters, Kitty Hendrix and husband, Richard, Johnson City, TN and Betty Jean Compton, Kingsport TN; grandchildren, Jerry Wolfe, Jr., and Jason Wolfe, Kingsport, TN, Laura and Steve Humphrey, Kingsport, TN, Heather Hendrix, Johnson City, TN, Sara Hendrix and Brian Chesman, Knoxville, TN; great grandchildren, Garrett Paul Humphrey, Kingsport, TN and Beatrix Hendrix Chesman, Knoxville, TN; sisters, Belle Morelock, Kingsport, TN, Daisy Greene, Washington, GA, and Nell Castle, Kingsport, TN.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Military Graveside Services will be conducted by American Legion Post #3, Kingsport and #265, Gate City, assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Robert F. Compton.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara G. (Shelton) Conant

KINGSPORT - Barbara G. Conant, 73, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (April 17, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Conant was born in Sullivan County and was a longtime resident of Kingsport, having lived here most of her life. She was a very active member of West View Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Conant was actively involved in the Kingsport Senior Citizens Group.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Clayton Shelton and Willie Lawson Shelton; one sister, Ruth Jobe; two brothers, Thomas Carson Shelton and Frank Dean Shelton.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Conant of Kingsport; two daughters, Sharon K. Hall and husband Karl of Johnson City and Crystal J. Conant and fiance, Greg P. Mitchell of Johnson City; one son, Ricky J. Conant and wife Lisa of Limestone; six grandchildren, Devan Rodez Casteel of Coin, Iowa, R.J. Conant and Courtney Conant of Kingsport, Brandon Barnette, Trevor Barnette and Joshua Barnette of Limestone; one brother, Robert Harold Shelton of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Stout and the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet in the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Devan Rodez Casteel, R.J. Conant, Dickey Warren, Jimmy Brown, Jerry Crawford, and Jim Crigger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, Church Hill/Mount Carmel Camp #41018, P.O. Box 846, Church Hill, TN 37642.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

C. Elmer Cook

C. Elmer Cook, 78, 1540 Pineo­la Avenue, died Friday evening ( May 8, 1992 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

He was born in Scott County , Va. and moved to Kingsport at a young age. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company af­ter 43 years of service in the Shop and Maintenance Division.

He was a Ham Radio Opera­tor, W4HfA and a member of Temple Baptist Church .

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Waller Cook, of the home; two sons, David E. Cook, Kingsport, and Dennis K. Cook, Greenville, S.C.; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Wallace (Beatrice) Bradley, Ms. Betty Cook, and Ms. Della Cook, all of Kingsport; five brothers, Robert Cook, Eau Gal­lie, Fla., W.R. Cook, Denver Cook, and Jerry Cook, all of Kingsport, and Lawrence Cook, Winston-Salem, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Fu­neral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services wiII be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Temple Bap­tist Church , 2200 Memorial Court , with the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Juanita ( Jennings ) Conner

LENOIR CITY  -  Juanita Jennings Conner, 68, formerly of Gate City, Va., and Kingsport, died Tuesday afternoon ( May 20, 1997 ) at Park West Hospital .

    She was a charter member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir City.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Midas Jennings and Emma Carter Jennings Honeycutt.

    Surviving are her husband, I. D. (Babe) Conner; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jane Conner, Chillicothe, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Monroe Wright, Farragut; grandchildren and spouses, Richard Anthony and Tammy Conner, Angie and Steve Richardson, Hannah Wright and Corey Wright; sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Kaylor, Corpus Christi, Texas and Mrs. Oakley (Mary) McDavid, Clinchport, Va.; a brother, Fred Jennings, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

    Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City .

    Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir City with the Rev. Morgan Trotter officiating.

    Entombment will be at the Loudon County Memorial Gardens .

    Pallbearers will be Mayor Charles Eblen, Gene Hamby, John R. Johnson, Leon Fritts, Jim Price, Tony Aikens and members of the Lenoir City Council will serve as honorary pallbearers.

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Thursday, May 22, 1997)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Hazel Irene (Gillenwater) Cook

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Hazel Irene Gillenwater Cook, 85, of 1311 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday ( April 10, 2005 ) at the NHC Healthcare of Bristol , Va.

Hazel was born March 10, 1920 in Scott County, Va. , and later moved to the Bristol area where she resided most of her life. She was retired from SmithKline Beechum where she worked as a lab assistant. Mrs. Cook was formerly a member of Central Holston Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Layton Cook; three brothers, Roby Gillenwater, Glen Gillenwater, Palmer Gillenwater; and a sister, Sue Ramsy.

Survivors include her two sons, Lee Allen Cook and wife, Carolyn of Kingsport and Bruce Layton Cook and wife, Doris of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three sisters, Elsie Alley of Kingsport, Inez Ledford of Morganton, N.C., and Rue McKenny of Marion, N.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial and committal will follow in Susong Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be David Cook, Tim Booher, Derick Cook, Nathan Cook, Mark Ledford, Scott Reed, Ronald Alley, and Jay Bruner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frank Eugene Cookenour

Frank Eugene Cookenour, 84, 2017 Brookwood Road, Kingsport, died Friday ( Sept. 7, 1990 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

A resident of Scott County , Va. , most of his life, he retired in 1971 from the Tennessee Eastman Company in the power and services department.  He was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florida L. Cookenour, in 1965; and his second wife, Hallie Starnes, in 1979.

Surviving are one daughter, Bettie Cookenour, Kingsport ; one son, Don Cookenour, Kingsport ; one stepgranddaughter; one step-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial park .

Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(From Kingsport Times-News of Saturday, Septermber 8, 1990)

 Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane

Hallie Starnes Cookenour

Hallie Starnes Cookenour, 67, of 2017 Brookwood Drive, died at noon Saturday [ Nov 10, 1979 ] while visiting relatives in Arlington , Va.

A native of North Carolina , she had lived in Kingsport for 13 years and was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Frank E. Cookenour; one stepdaughter, Miss Bettie Cookenour, Arlington, Va.; one stepson, Don Cookenour, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Holt and Mrs. Margie Upwright, both of Salisburgy, N.C., and Mrs. Ethel Beaver, Cleveland, N.C.; and three stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde R. Simms officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Hugh Lewis, Bill Calhoun, Glen Taylor, Robert M. Bledsoe, Horace Sprinkle and John Middleton.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Hallie was first the wife of Claude W. Starnes and is listed beside him in “ Scott Co. Cemetery Records,” Vol. 4, page 137)

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

Douglas R. Cooper

(wife from Scott Co.)

SURGOINSVILLE - Douglas R. Cooper, 72, of 535 Amis Chapel Road, passed away Monday (Nov. 11, 2002) at 2 p.m. at Wellmont Hospice in Bristol following an extended illness.

Mr. Cooper was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was a member of the Amis Chapel United Methodist Church. He retired in 1991 from Holston Defense with 28 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dee and Mollie Calton Cooper; two brothers, J.D. Cooper and Cecil Cooper.

Surviving are his loving wife, Betty Rhoten Cooper, of the home; adopted son and wife, Fayne and Joan Cooper of Surgoinsville; adopted daughters and husbands, Susan and Sean Chambers and Stacie and Thomas Looney, both of Surgoinsville; granddaughter, Sydney Chambers of Surgoinsville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Imogene and Hugh Ratledge of Church Hill, Mary Lena and Jack Altom of Rogersville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Kay Cooper, Church Hill, Hanes and Juanita Cooper of Surgoinsville, and Robert and Betty Cooper of Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane, the Rev. Bill Porter, the Rev. Rick Vanoy and the Rev. Mike Cutshaw officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roy Cooper, Hanes Cooper, Robert Cooper, Fayne Cooper, Hugh Dean Ratledge and Kevin Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Altom, Gale Holt, Boot Armstrong, Kenneth Henderson and Donald Henderson.

Donations may be made to Amis Chapel Church, 205 Amis Chapel Road, Surgoinsville, Tenn. 37873.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ursel (McDavid) Copas

KINGSPORT - Ursel Copas, 89, died Monday ( July 5, 2004 ) at Wellington Place of Colonial Heights after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Copas was a member of Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church .

The family would like to extend a special thank you to those who cared for her at Wellington Place and also her caring friend, Imogene Barrett, and lifetime friends, Revil Copas and Carrie Slaughter.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Floyd Jackson Copas; and daughter, Shirley Jean Strickler.

Surviving are one son, Charles "Doker" Copas, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Patty Barger and husband Jeff, Shannon Copas, Vicki Copas; two great-grandchildren, Justin Barger and wife Candace, Jonathan "Bud" Barger; one very special great-great-granddaughter, Gracie Barger; one sister, Joann Whited, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Fred McDavid, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport , or anytime at 4605 Belvedere Lane , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. George Winegar officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church , c/o Cemetery Fund, 153 Eastern Star Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Orbin Walker Corder

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Orbin Walker (Bood) Corder, 70, Dungannon, died late Monday evening (Oct. 17, 1988) in Indian Path Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired coal miner and was a member of Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker and Anna Sluss Corder.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Lane Corder; one son, Kyle Corder, Dungannon, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Valice Perry, Norton, Va., Mrs. Lee Ada Bates, Coeburn, Va. and Mrs. Evelyn Cowell, Stonington, Ill.; one brother, Ross Corder, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The body will be taken to the residence Wednesday morning where friends may call at any time.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Flanary and the Rev. Ronnie Osborne officiating.

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

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Corder Cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Pauline (Lane) Corder

DUNGANNON, Va. - Pauline Corder, 71, Dungannon, Va. went to be with the Lord Friday, (June 8, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on March 28, 1936 in Scott County, Va.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Orbin Walker Corder; brothers, Garland Sluss, George, Nathan, Elmer, Claude, Fred and Cline Lane.

Survivors include one son; Kyle and wife, Kathy Corder, Dungannon, Va.; precious granddaughter, Angela Corder, Dungannon, Va.; one dear sister, Lucille Cagle, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews; two special sisters-in-law, Mary and Jean Lane; special friends, James and Shirley Lane, Judy and Ray Blevins, Betty Jean Flanary, Charles and Peggy Osborne.

Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home, or anytime at the home of her son.

The family will be meeting at 10:45 a.m. for the graveside service, which will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Sluss Cemetery, Osborne Ridge, Dungannon, Va. Conducting the graveside service will be Danny Darnell and Rev. Fred Starnes.

Singing at the graveside will be Danny Darnell.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport. Dr. Ehrenfried and the nurses from MICU Second Floor, also the nurses on the Third Floor ICU Step-down Unit, and her special Nurse, Lori from ICU Step-down Unit.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ellis Fred Cordle

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Ellis Fred “Big Mott” Cordle, 72, Nickelsville , Va. , went to Heaven to be with the Lord on Monday ( Sept. 3, 2007 ) at his residence.

Born in Scott County , Va. on Feb. 26, 1935 , he was a son of the late Esther Ramsey Page. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his Aunt Maudie Lucas (that raised him); sisters, Helen Watson and Beaulah Dockery; and a brother, Archie Ramsey.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Irene Flanary Cordle, Nickelsville, Va.;, daughters, Karen Darlene Gullett and husband, Jason, Nickelsville, Va. and Brenda Charlene Duty and husband, Greg, Nickelsville, Va.; sons, Timothy Fred Cordle and wife, Deanna, Nickelsville, Va., Randy Ellis Cordle and wife, Debra, Nickelsville, Va., Michael Wayne Cordle and wife, Sherry, Russell County, Va. and Freddie Lee Cordle and wife, Kelly, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; sisters, Georgia Ramsey and husband, Jim, Ohio, Jean Ramsey, California, Eulah Brickey, Kingsport and Fay Ramsey, Ohio; brothers, Melvin Cordle and wife, Kathleen, Nickelsville, Va., Johnny Ramsey and wife, Linda, Big Rock, Va. and Tommy Ramsey and wife, Linda, Ohio; a very special brother-in-law, Hobart Flanary, Jr., Nickelsville, Va., and special friends, Susie and Dewayne Mullins, Sandy Ridge, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral with Rev. Lelbert Thornberg officiating.

David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cordle Family Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Melvin Junior Cordle

Nickelsville, VA - Melvin Junior Cordle, 82, Nickelsville, VA went to be with the Lord, Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence in Nickelsville, VA.

Mr. Cordle was born in Wise County, VA on July 27, 1930 to the late Charlie E. and Ester Lucas Cordle.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents his daughter, Melissa Sue Cordle; son, Michael Lee Cordle; sisters, Helen Cordle, Helen Watson, Georgie Shadle, and Beulah Dockery; brothers, Archie Ramsey, Fred Cordle, and Russell Cordle; and a special aunt/mother, Maudie Lucas Hall preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathleen Cordle, Nickelsville, VA; daughters, Ann Peak and husband, Junior, Coeburn, VA, Mary Jane Hunt, Kingsport, TN, Margaret Cordle and special friend, Scott Stacey, Nickelsville, VA, Kay Marshall and special friend, Billy Joe Shoemaker, Nickelsville, VA; son, Rick Cordle, Nickelsville, VA; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 expected great grandchild; sisters, Joyce Ramsey, OH, Faye Ramsey, OH, Jean Ramsey, CA, Betty Davis and husband, Bobby, NY, Shelia Cordle, NY, and Eula Brickey, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Tommy Ramsey and wife, Linda, OH, Johnny Ramsey and wife, Linda, Grundy, VA, Bobby Cordle and wife, Maci, NY, and Jackie Cordle, Richlands, VA; along with several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Homer Johnson, Danny Darnell, and Ronco.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., September 2, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Walter Taylor and Rev. Danny Darnell officiating. Danny Darnell, "Peanut" Charles Ramsey, and the Taylor family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Salyer Cemetery, Scott County, VA. Chris Riner, Ryan Marshall, Larry Brickey, Daniel Lell, Aaron Castle, Zack Hall, Blake Hall, and Ryan Dooley will serve as pallbearers. Scotty Hall, Glen Nickels, and Brian Blevins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to Total Home Care and Hospice for their care of Melvin and to everyone for their prayers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Melvin Junior Cordle.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Aldy Ethel (Flanary) Cornett

KINGSPORT - Aldy Ethel Cornett , 82, formerly of Arno, Va., went home to be with the Lord Friday (Feb. 4, 2000) at Sunbridge-Hillside Manor Healthcare in Kingsport.

She was a native of Wise County, Va. and lived most of her life in Arno, Va. She had made her home with Don and Sharon Littleton in Kingsport since November of 1996. She attended Sullivan Baptist Church in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie H. ``Red'' Cornett ; her parents, the Rev. Vilder Flanary and Vestie (Clark) Flanary; a sister, Virgie Flanary; and a brother, Earl Flanary.

Surviving are four sisters, Barbara Parsons, Big Stone Gap, Va., Eppie Jennings, Thelma Davis, and Dovie Clark, all of Dayton, Ohio; five brothers, Ray Flanary, East Stone Gap, Va., Edd Flanary, Ralph Flanary, and Herbert Flanary, all of Big Stone Gap, Va. and Melvin Flanary, Lenoir City, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff Strong officiating.

Burial will follow in American Legion Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ottilee (Tipton) Couch

ROGERSVILLE — Ottilee Tipton Couch, 78, went peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father early Wednesday morning (April 30, 2008) surrounded by her family at home.

She was born in Detroit, Mich. on Aug. 31, 1929 to Herbert and Ethel Mowell Tipton. She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church. She was an operator for International Telephone Company from1950 until the birth of her first child in 1958. She spent the rest of her life loving and caring for her family–who cherished her, her creativity, and her love of God, home and garden. Her tremendous heart, and giving spirit made a lasting impression on everyone she met. A trip to Ma's was a treasured memory for every visitor. Her uniqueness made her a "Great Ma" to everyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 33 years, S. Desmond Couch; and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Leigh Couch.

She is survived by sons, Joe Couch, Jim (Teresa Ann) Couch; daughters, Susan (Steve) Gray, Amy (Mike) Williams, all of Rogersville; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Tyler) Overbay, Joseph and Julie Couch, Dustin and Erica Couch, Jonah Wallen, Jennalee Williams, all of Rogersville; five step-grandchildren, Lindsey (Hayward) Hayes, Tyler, Trevor, Kaylee and Keaton Gray; two step-great-grandchildren, Hayzeb and Zayden Hayes all of Rogersville; three sisters, Patsy (Maurice) Lay of Bluff City, Ruth Langford, Barbara (Delton) Yankee; brother, Danny (Kathy) Tipton, all of Rogersville; many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Wellmont Hospice nurses for the love and care they provided.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.

Funeral services will follow with Rev. Maurice Lay and Rev. Josh Couch officiating.

Graveside services will be held 12 p.m. Friday at Mowell Cemetery.

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Mary Kate (Leonard) Grim Couch

KINGSPORT - Mary Kate Grim Couch, 90, surrounded by her family, passed away Monday (June 18, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County (Kermit community) and a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Carmel Senior Citizens Center for 15 years and served as a volunteer for over eight years.

She was a member of Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph E. Grim; second husband, Robert H. Couch; daughter, Norma Faye Grim, and an infant son; parents, James Leonard and Maggie Blessing Leonard; sisters, Callie Gilliam and Marie Tipton; and brother, Robert Leonard.

Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Frances)Bates, Kingsport, and Mrs. Claude (Evelyn) Shepard, Duffield, Va.; son, Lloyd Grim, Church Hill; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Walter Leonard, Canton, N.C.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Ralph and Frances Bates.

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

Music will be by the Mabe Quartet and Hills Chapel Singers.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Larry Shepard, Ralph Bates II, Jason Rhoton, Michael Grim, Michael Grim and Chris Quillen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Carter, Mickey Bush and Allen Rhoton.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Wininger Cemetery, Cowans Branch community (Yuma).

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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Teresa Leigh (Shanks) Couch

ROGERSVILLE - Teresa Leigh Couch , age 47, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (July 11, 2006) at Duke University after her victorious battle with cancer.

She was a dedicated member of Big Creek Baptist Church. Teresa was the heart and soul of Couch Farms Greenhouse and Produce. The greatest joys in her life were her husband and children and helping bring babies into this world. She loved working and spending time with her special friends Judy, Margie, and Cheryl and helping and being with her mother, daddy, brothers, and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Desmond Couch ; maternal and paternal grandparents; and special uncle, Jimmy Lawson.

Surviving are her loving husband of 29 years, Joe Couch , of the home; children, Julie Marie, of the home, Joseph Andrew, of the home and girlfriend, Tera Bunch of Rogersville and Jennifer Leigh and husband, Tyler Overbay of Bulls Gap; parents, Jack and Jean Shanks of Surgoinsville; mother-in-law, Ottilee Couch of Rogersville; three sisters, Melissa Allen and husband, Mikey, Shelia Pelfrey and husband, Ken, all of Surgoinsville and Pammy White and husband, Tommy of Gray; two brothers, Michael Shanks and wife, Patti, and Philip Shanks and wife, Barb, all of Surgoinsville; two sisters-in-law, Susie Gray and husband, Steve and Amy Williams and husband, Mike, all of Rogersville; brother-in-law, Jim Couch and wife, Teresa of Rogersville; nieces and nephews, Sammy White, Tara and Alex Arnold, Jaclyn and Brandy Shanks, Haley and Kelley Shanks, Dustin and Erica Couch , Jennalee Williams, Jonah Wallen; special nephew and niece, Mason and Madison "Pink Baby" Allen; special aunt, Sandra Couch ; and a host of other relatives, many special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends anytime at her residence and from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dennis Price, Rev. Terry Bunch and Rev. Dee Hicks officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Shanks Cemetery in Stanley Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, designated for breast cancer research – Colboch-Price Funeral Home has the necessary forms and envelopes.

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

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Agnes R. (Kiser) Counts

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Agnes R. Counts, 88, passed away Sunday (Nov. 23, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Scott County, Va. on July 11, 1920. She retired from Scott County School System and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fletcher Kiser and Eary Elizabeth Vance Kiser; sisters, Stella Salyer, Billie Elam, and Gray Burke; brother, Odell Kiser.
Surviving are her daughters, Betty Street and husband, Marvin, Jewell Ridge, Va., Joanna Wampler, Nickelsville, Va.; sons, Bill Counts and wife, Lorene, Harold Counts and Craig Counts, all of Nickelsville, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family extends a special thank you to Nickelsville Medical Center, nurses with Holston Valley Medical Center Wilcox Hall, and Natasha and Hailey (home health nurses).
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home and other times at the residence of a son, Bill Counts.
Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Mellons officiating.
Music will be provided by Pleasant View Church Choir.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Salyer Cemetery in the Midway community. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer is Sammy Parks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nickelsville Fire Department, P.O. Box 169, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

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Dale Waddell Counts

KINGSPORT - Dale Waddell Counts, 61, died Monday ( April 30, 2007 ) at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born and raised in Kingsport , Mr. Counts was a graduate of East Tennessee State University . He served in the U.S. Air Force, working specifically in data processing at the Pentagon. He began his full career life as an administrator for HCA , serving hospitals in eastern and middle Tennessee . Mr. Counts also worked diligently in the field of accounting (like his father), acting as Director of Accounting for the University Physicians Practice Group and the Quillen College of Medicine. With a passion for computers and technology, Mr. Counts was actively involved in the personal computer movement from its beginnings. He (N4KMK) was also an avid Ham Radio Operator. He built many strong friendships with fellow "Techies" and "Hams" over the last 30 years. Mr. Counts honed a love for working outdoors (from his mother) and spent some time keeping the grounds at the Ridgefields Country Club.

For the last decade, he has worked as Systems Administrator for Preferred Internet where he enjoyed spending time and sharing stories with his beloved co-workers, writing software, keeping the system running smoothly, and taking daily opportunities to assist with client needs.

He became most renowned for an identity he developed in 1991 as "Papaw" to Jake, Hannah, Sarah, and Lucy. "Papaw" loved spending time with his grandchildren and made many precious memories with them on birthdays, Christmases, cabin getaways in Pigeon Forge, karaoke sing-a-longs, and beach trips to Sunset Beach and Nag's Head. Not many children and teenagers today have grandfathers who are more tech-savvy than they are, but "Papaw" was just that. He was always two steps ahead of the latest thing.

Mr. Counts was also an extravagantly generous person who never hesitated to share all that he had with those around him. He especially loved sharing meals with friends and family; everything from all-you-can-eat buffets, dinners at the all-night truck stops, Big Pals and Big Macs, caviar and smoked salmon. He enjoyed a homemade peach cobbler and gourmet mail-ordered cheesecakes. He sampled and savored everything from Southern home cooking to international cuisine. He also loved Coca-Cola, best served ice cold in the glass bottles.

He loved the mountains of Northeast Tennessee and Western North Carolina . He loved bluegrass and listening to stories from the "old-timers". He became quite a tale-spinner himself. Mr. Counts loved nothing better than sitting around swapping memories at a gathering of friends and family. He was sometimes, well, oftentimes stubborn and set in his ways, headstrong and hard-working, and had a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him, including his newest friend, a canine companion, Lazarus.

Dale Waddell Counts was preceded in death by his father, R. Carl Counts.

He is survived by his mother, Marie Waddell Counts, Kingsport; his daughter and son-in-law, Sanja and Carleton Lyon; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Misty Cusick Counts, all of Johnson City; his grandson, Jacoby "Jake" Lyon; his granddaughters, Hannah Counts, Sarah Counts, and Lucy Lyon, all of Johnson City; sisters, Suzi Counts Little and husband, Jeff, Kingsport and Margaret Counts Kirk and husband, Tom, Chicago, Ill. Mr. Counts also leaves behind two special nephews, David McClellan, Asheville, N.C. and Bennett Little, Kingsport; special niece, Amy Spence; grand-niece and grand-nephew, Addison and Austin Spence, Durham, N.C.; and uncle, Frank Waddell and wife, Edna, Baileyton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with Rev. John Brewster officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dale W. Counts grandchildren's college fund at Eastman Credit Union.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Dale Waddell Counts.

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Glenna Marie (Waddell) Counts

Marie Waddell Counts, 85, of Kingsport died Friday morning, February 11, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Hot Springs , NC , she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Marie retired from First Broad Street United Methodist Church in 1990 where she worked as church hostess for many years. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed planting, nurturing and watching things grow. Marie was a member of the Kingsport Garden Club and First Broad Street United Methodist Church . She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, R. Carl Counts; son, Dale W. Counts and three brothers, Ronnie, Charles and S.O. Waddell, Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret C. Kirk and husband, Tom of Chicago, IL, Suzi Little and husband, Jeff of Kingsport; five grandchildren: David McClellan, Amy M. Spence and husband, Allen, Sanja Lyon and husband, Carleton, Carl Counts and wife, Misty, Bennett Little; six great-grandchildren, Jake and Lucy Lyon, Hannah and Sarah Counts, Austin and Addison Spence; brother, Frank Waddell and wife, Edna of Baileyton along with several nieces and nephews.

The service will begin at 4 pm on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Spurgeon McCartt and Rev. Jack P. Weikel officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon on Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church , PO Box 1346 , Kingsport , TN 37663 or to the charity of one's choice.

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Suzzette (Redwine) Counts

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Suzzette Redwine Counts, 37, of Route 2, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 7, 2002).

She was born on May 13, 1965 and had resided in Nickelsville with the exception of 20 years that she lived in Dallas, Tex. Suzzette will always be remembered as a wonderful person with a heart of gold, and a friend to all she met. She will be sadly missed in everyones lives that she touched.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Herbert Redwine and Rovella Redwine Aucoin; her maternal grandmother, Edith Daugherty; and a very special cousin, Ronnie Lee Wampler Redwine.

Surviving are her husband, Craig Counts, Nickelsville; two sons, Jon Robinson and Austin Counts, both of Nickelsville; mother, Hilda Redwine, Nickelsville; father, Scott Redwine, Pilot Point, Tex.; godmother, Loretta Stallard, Nickelsville; maternal grandfather, Eugene Daugherty, Nickelsville; mother-in-law, Agnes Counts, Nickelsville; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Darrell Combs, Nickelsville; two half brothers, John Redwine and Josh Redwine, both of Texas; nieces, Alyssa, Olivia and Brailey; nephews, Adam Fields, Golden, Colo., Elliott Combs, Nickelsville; special cousins, Tammy Robinson, Nickelsville, and Leigh Ann Redwine, Raleigh, N.C.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of dear, close friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence or the residence of her mother.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Francisco Cemetery in Big Moccasin section of Nickelsville. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Craig Counts, Earl Castell, Randy Parks, Henry Lee Robinson, Lee Robinson, Bodie Edwards, Ted Fields and Trixie Parks.

Honorary pallbearers are Peggy Pat Parks, Lavonne Smith, Jeff Porter, Carol Porter Wallace, Dan Crawford, Tammy Robinson and Leigh Ann Redwine.

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Virginia Mae (Meade) Counts

ST. PAUL, Va. - Virginia Meade Counts, 86, St. Paul, Va., died Monday (April 25, 1994) at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis.

She was born in Nickelsville, and had been a resident of St. Paul for over 50 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Paul, where she served as organist and adult choir director for over 50 years. She taught music in St. Paul, Coeburn and Castlewood until her retire­ment in 1991 and was instrumen­tal in the music lives of many students of these areas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. "Red" Counts.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Wright, Ger­mantown, Md.; two granddaught­ers; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, St. Paul.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Mike Moore and the Rev. William Blevins officiating.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Temple Hill Memorial Park.

Huff-Cook Funeral Home, St. Paul - Castlewood is in charge.

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Jo Sattie (Taylor) Taylor Cowden

Jo Sattie Cowden, 69 [89], Hillside Manor Nursing Home, died Mon­day morning (May 4, 1992) after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she lived most of her life in Sullivan County and was a former LPN at Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center .

She was preceded in death by twin sons, Roy and Ray; her first husband, Herschel Taylor; her second husband, Bruce Cowden; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Taylor.               ,

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Riddle and Mrs. Hannah Thompson, both of Kingsport ; one brother, Hobert Taylor, Fall Branch; several nieces and neph­ews.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vermont United Methodist Church Ceme­tery .

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Mary Elizabeth (Mann) Cowden

Mary Elizabeth Mann Cowden, 99, born January 24, 1913 in Ft. Blackmore, VA, passed away February 13, 2012 at Wexford House. She was of the Baptist faith. She lived most of her life in Ft. Blackmore, VA before moving to Kingsport in 1986. She was the daughter of James Walter and Sarah Lane Mann.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Martha Mann Pendleton; brother, Elmer Mann; three siblings, Claude, Pauline and Anna Ruth Mann; and her husband Clyde Cowden.

She is survived by her daughter, Wanda and husband Roy Carroll Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN; two grandsons, Greg and wife Carolyn Gillenwater and Kevin Gillenwater, all of Kingsport, TN; one great grand daughter, Ashley Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN; three step great grandchildren; three step great great grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Janie Stewart; one sister-in-law, Nannie Mann; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7 PM in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Mann and the Brother Jessie Swanner officiating. Music will be provided by her niece, Peggy Osborne.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2 PM in the Mann Beard Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 1:00 PM to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to friends and staff at Wexford House, especially the 3rd Wing.

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

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

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Reba Olean Cowden

BRISTOL, Va. - Miss Olean Cowden, 81, of 219 Island Road, went to be with the Lord Saturday ( March 2, 2002 ) in the Bristol Regional Medical Center .

Miss Cowden was a native of Rye Cove, Va. , but had lived in the Bristol area for the past 68 years. She was the daughter of the late Ray H. Cowden and Agnes ( Franklin ) Dishner. She was a delight to all of her family and friends and was lovingly cared for by her sister, Lucille Necessary, and niece, Jerry Ivey. She was known as Auntie to all of her family.

She was a member of the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and had attended Three Springs Union Church.

Survivors include one sister, Lucille Cowden Necessary of Bristol, Va.; one brother, James Ray Cowden of Alexandria, Va.; one special niece and family, Jerry and William Ivey of Bristol Va.; a special caregiver, Carolyn Grubb; and all of her home-bound church friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Akard Funeral Home, Bristol , Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Memories at Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum with the Rev. Clarence Dishman and Mr. Don Van Dyke officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery .

Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors.

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Anna Belle (Williams) Cox

KINGSPORT - Anna Belle (Williams) Cox, 88, went to be with the Lord at the Wexford House after a lengthy illness on Monday (July 28, 2003).

Ms. Cox was born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 31, 1914.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Lee Cox; her mother and father, Ona Lane and Robert Lee Williams; and brother Walter Lee Williams.

She attended the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Surviving are her daughter, Delta Childress, Kingsport; granddaughter, Debbie Coger and her husband Bob, Kingsport; great-granddaughter, Rebecca LeAnn Byrd and husband Jonathan, Kingsport; three sisters, Ama Lee Spivey, Gate City, Va., Mildred McAlister, Kingsport, Margaret Stewart, Gate City, Va.; and brother, George Williams, Mount Carmel.

Thanks to all the staff at Wexford House who took care of Anna Belle.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Friends may call at the home at 1025 Orbin Drive.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Everett Lett and the Rev. Tommy Benton officiating.

Entombment will immediately follow the service in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be friends.

Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

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

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Bobbie "Bill" Cox

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Bobbie "Bill" Cox, 74, passed away at 12:58 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 14, 2004) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 12, 1929 to the late Campbell and Ella Allen Cox. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Roy, Ralph and infant, James.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. Mr. Cox retired from Arcadia Graphics in 1986.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Nina Owens Cox, of the home; brother, Ray, Mountain Home, Ark.; daughter, Joyce Schroeder and husband, Owen, Greenville, S.C.; three sons, Ronnie and wife, Terry Cox, R.L. and wife, Kathy Cox, Clinchport, Va., and Bobby Cox Jr. of the home; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Coy Butler and the Rev. R.J. Osborne officiating.

Music will be provided by Shelby Greear.

Military graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Family Cemetery, Casteel Hollow, Stanleytown community, conducted by American Legion Post #265 and Post #3. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the military graveside service.

Grandsons, Quentin Cox, Jon Cox, Joe Hale, Cody Schroeder and Steve and Ronnie Summey will serve as pallbearers.

Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Bobbie Patsy (Kinkead) Cox

CHICAGO, Ill. — Bobbie Patsy Kinkead Cox, 77, Chicago, Ill., passed away March 31, 2009 in Chicago, Ill.

Mrs. Cox was born on July 4, 1931 in Scott County, Va. to the late Brady Neal and Lillian Gillenwater Kinkead. She was married to the late Roy "Tom" Cox for 53 years. She retired from Schmaucher Battery Company and was a member of Valley Creek Church.

She was preceded in death other than her parents and husband by her sister, Corina.

Surviving are her son, Roy Neal Cox, Antioch, Ill.; daughter, Careletta "Kitty" Ann Cox, Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Rebecca Lynn Anderson, Chicago, Ill., Sabrina Sue Glozeris and husband, Paul, Omaha, Neb., Brady Neal Cox and wife, Karin, Omaha, Neb.; and great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Keona Anderson.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the Allen Family Cemetery in Rye Cove, Va. with the Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Pallbearers will be Frank Casteel, family and friends.

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Bonnie M. (Dockery) Cox

CHICAGO, Ill. - Bonnie M. Dockery Cox, 70, passed away Saturday (May 22, 2004) at Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on March 31, 1934, the daughter of the late Wright Dockery and Bessie Blevins Dockery. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Cox was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Cox in 1981; brothers, Jackie and Jerry Dockery; stepmother, Beulah Dockery.

Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Bahr and husband Tony, Eau Claire, Wis.; son, Gary Dockery and wife Lorraine, Columbia, S.C.; four grandchildren, Ricky Dockery, Ronald, Bobby, and Monica McClanahan; seven great-grandchildren and one special great-grandson, Brandon Martsolf; two sisters: Edna Lane, Dungannon, Va., and Laura Kate Stephens, Castlewood, Va.; three brothers, Pridemore Dockery and Lucian Dockery of Dungannon, Va., and Jim Dockery, Kingsport; five half-sisters, Wanda Raines, Weber City, Va., JoAnn Grizzle, St. Paul, Va., Barbara Summey, Donna Dockery, and Phyllis Williams all of Dungannon, Va.; two half-brothers, Freddie Dockery and Wrightly Dockery Jr., both of Dungannon, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a nephew, Dwight Lane, of the Midway community.

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

Music will be provided by Been 4 Given.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Allen Cemetery, Rye Cove community.

Serving as pallbearers are Jimmy Dockery, Tony Smith, Keith Slider, Ricky Dockery, Bobby McClanahan, and Melvin Pierce.

The family will meet at 12 noon at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Donnie Lee Cox Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Donnie Lee Cox, Jr., 36, of West Jackson Street, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (June 15, 2006) following a sudden illness at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born Dec. 8, 1969, in Washington County, Va., he was a tanker driver for the last five years for Rogers Carthage Company of Kingsport .

He had attended the Blountville Christian Church in the past. He was a loving husband, as his wife stated "he was the love of my life", father, son, and brother who deeply enjoyed his children. He always had a smile no matter the situation. He brought a lot of joy to his family and the many friends he meet and had along the way.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Calvin Lee Cox; maternal grandparents, Isaac Lee and Mamie Pearl Harper; cousin, Greg Shaffer; and a special sister in law, Vanessa Katheryn Free.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Heather Michelle (Free) Cox of the home; children, Gregory Lee Cox and Aftyn Dianna Katheryn Cox both of the home, and Gary Shane Cox of Bristol, Va.; parents, Donnie Lee Cox, Sr., and Rebekah Harper Cox of Mendota, Va.; sister, Rebekah Renee Greer and husband, Jacky of Bristol, Va.; brothers, Jonathan Edwin Cox of Bristol, Va., Calvin Isaac Cox and wife, Kisha of Bristol, Va., and Joshua Zebulon Cox and wife April, of Bristol, Tenn.; grandmother, Lula Cox of Bristol, Va.; father-in-law, Philip Free and wife, Shelia of Duffield, Va.; mother-in-law, Dianne Pittman and husband, Richard of Kingsport; special grandmothers-in-law, Virginia Free and Irene McDavid, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many others also survive.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. J.W. Depew and Rev. Stanley Sims officiating.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Park . It is requested that those wishing to attend those services meet at the funeral home by 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Josh Cox, Calvin Cox, Chandler Anderson, David Rhoton, Bobby Cox, Jimmy Cox, John Cox and Richard Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Kennedy and his many friends and co-workers at Rogers Carthage Company.

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

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George M. Cox

KINGSPORT - George M. Cox, 53, passed away Saturday afternoon (July 17, 1999) at Indian Path Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Pennington Gap, Va. and he had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 25 years. Mr. Cox was currently employed at Oak Hill Cemetery. He was a former employee of the Kingsport City Police Department. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde M. and Ruby Peters Cox. Surviving are one son, Keith Cox, of the home; fiance'‚ Shirley Lampkins, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Loyde Helen Scott, Nannie Cox, both of Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Helen Cox, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the residence of sister, Nannie Cox, 1946 Fort Robinson Drive.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Theodore Fleenor and the Rev. Jeff Strong officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Oak Hill Cemetery Employees, Roy Odom II, Ray Bledsoe, Bob Light, George Hutson, Mike Riddle, Tim Taylor, Robert Taylor and Justin Tripp, will serve as pallbearers.

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Ivan Cox, Sr.

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

MOUNT CARMEL - Ivan Cox, Sr., 71, Maple Street, Mount Carmel, died late Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center (Wilcox Hall) after a brief battle with cancer.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Tenth Mountain Division. He was a member of the American Legion and past commander of the American Legion in Aurora, Colo.

He was retired from Burlington Northern Railroad as a Divisional District Superintendent for over 35 years.

Mr. Cox was a member of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church and also attended Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

He was very active in Kingsport Senior Citizens and Mount Carmel Senior Citizens. He was a member of the Kingsport Moose Lodge and the Kingsport West Optimist Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernece U. (Gilbert) Cox; parents, Henry E. Cox and Edna Penley Cox; three brothers, Jack B. Cox, James E. Cox and Bobby Joe Cox.

Surviving are his wife, Ann (Tompkins-Rafalowski) Cox, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Vickie DeRiso and husband, Neil, Aurora, Colo.; one son, Ivan Cox, Jr., Aurora, Colo.; three stepsons, Ted Rafalowski Jr. and wife, Evelyn, Tom Rafalowski and Tracy Rafalowski and wife, Karon, all of Mount Carmel; three grandchildren, Jennie Lee Schmidt and husband, Eric, Amy Jean Williams and Mike, and Katie Williams; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Gordon E. Cox, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Julia Tranbarger Tompkins, Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown. Friends may call anytime at the residence on Maple Street, Mount Carmel.

The American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will have a military service following the funeral service.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Phillip Kestner and the Rev. Larry Caylor officiating.

A eulogy will be given by family members.

No flowers please.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church, 2049 Greenway, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 550 Independence Ave., Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

Submitted by Don Lane

John Adam Cox

John Adam Cox, 73, of 3110 Pauline St., Kingsport, died early Monday [10/27/1986] in Indian Path Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Washington County, Tenn., he spent most of his life in Kingsport and retired in 1975 as a truck driver for Time D.C. Freight Co.

Mr. Cox was a member of State Line Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Keith Cox, in 1982.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Winona Peters Cox; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Wolfe and Mrs. George (Ilene) Gibson, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Rex (Carol) Quillen, Fayetteville, N.C.; four sons, Claude Elmer Cox, Kingsport, Carson Richard Cox, Randallman, N.C., William K. (Bill) Cox and Larry Edward Cox, both of Kingsport; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Basil Cox, Kingsort; sev­eral nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Fune­ral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the State Line Baptist church with Dr. Tony Gonzalez and Rev. Terry Morelock officiating.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before services to lie in state.

Burial will be in East Lawn Me­morial Park.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, October 28, 1986

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

John Henry “Toots” Cox

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mr. John Henry “Toots” Cox, 73, entered into rest on Saturday ( May 11, 2002 ) at the residence of his son in Blountville.

Mr. Cox was born in Scott County Va., on August 14, 1928 , a son of the late Joseph Henry and Lula Peters Cox.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Beatrice Cox; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Hill; and his brother, Lonzo Cox, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Deana and Lee Kaylor, Weber City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Carson Duane and Rosemary Cox, Blountville; grandchildren, Mrs. Nickie (Sherry) Griffin, Mrs. Jennifer Ramey, Tony Fansler and Andy Thornburg; great-grandchildren, Chandra Griffin, Isaiah Ramey and Dalton Hammond; one sister, Effie Neeley, Powell, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lonas "Hawk" Salling and the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Miranda Page Hutchins and Junior Smith will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson-Head Cemetery in Robinette Valley of Scott County, Va.

J.C. Neeley, Gerald Griffin, Tony Fansler, Jim Fansler, Andy Thornburg, Dan Whitten, Larry Winegar, Aaron Whitten and Michael Ramey will serve as pallbearers.

Thomas Page, Ike Hurd, Carter Page, Wayne Winegar, J.C. Johnson, Luke Horton, Simon West and Echol Fansler will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Omega (Compton) Cox

Mrs. V. G. Cox, 59, Route 5, Jonesboro, (Gray Community) died at 8:45 a.m. Monday [Sep 7, 1964] at her home. She was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Washinglon County since 1948. She was a Baptist.

She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Emma Lou Hawk of Knoxville and Miss Janet Marie Cox of Jonesboro; son, Hagan B. Cox of Knoxville; sister, Mrs. Mary Smith of Gate City; brothers, Charlie Compton of Morristown, Lewis Compton of Gate City and Grover and John Compton, both of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church. Rev. Gene Lasley and Rev. Virgil Anderson will officiate.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends tonight, and will be taken to the church one hour before services.

 

Kingsport News, Tuesday, September 8, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lonnie F. Cox

Lonnie F. Cox, 63, 432 Salem Street, Cedar Grove Com­munity, died early Friday [ 10/1/1971 ] at his home following a lengthy heart condition.  Born in Newland, N. C., he had been a resident of Kingsport for a number of years and was an employe of Peoples Oil Company, retiring in1964 due to ill health.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lola Cox of the home; daughter, Mrs. John (Ina) Smith, Kingsport; step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Cookenhour, Church Hill, Mrs. Beulah Mae Ketron, Salem, N. J.; sons, William C. Cox and Loyd L. Cox, both of Kingsport; step-sons, Marvin Ketron and Orbin Ketron, both of Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hammonds and Mrs. Margie Fuller, both of Kingsport; brother, Elmer Cox, Kingsport; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, October 2, 1971)

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Funeral services for Lonnie F. Cox will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel, with Rev. Lester Webb officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 7 until 9 p.m.    Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, October 2, 1971)

(Lonnie F. Cox was the son of Adam Cox & Nellie Mae Duckworth. Lonnie's widow was Effie Lola Stines, whose 1st husband was Ira David Ketron)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Loyd Leighton Cox

KINGSPORT — Loyd Leighton Cox, 76, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday ( Jan. 13, 2008 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County , ( Kingsport ) and was a graduate of Sullivan High School in 1949. Loyd was a veteran of the U.S. Army, during the Koran Conflict and also served in the Tenn. National Guard. He later retired from the Mead Paper Corp. after 42 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Forbes Cox; parents, Lon and Monnie Williams Cox; sister, Ina Ruth Smith; and brother, William Cox.

Mr. Cox is survived by his two sons, Dale Michael Cox and wife, Phiyllis, Douglasville, Ga., and Patrick A. Cox, Kingsport; grandson, Travis Cox; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.

Music will be provided by Tammy Black.

Military graveside will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with American Legion Post 3/265 and the Tenn. National Guard conducting the service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lydia Belle (Dean) Cox

Mrs. Lydia Belle Cox, 65, died early Thursday [ April 21, 1955 ] at a nursing home in Atlanta , Ga. , following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Cox was a native of Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport since 1942 following the death of her husband, Henry Cox, who was a blacksmith-mechanic at Clinchco , Va.

She is survived by only one aunt, Mrs. Lydia Robinson, 1621 D St .

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with the Rev. Morgan K. Forbes officiating. Burial will be in the Temple Hill Cemetery at Castlewood , Va.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Friday, April 22, 1955)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Michael Henry Cox

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Michael H. Cox , 49, died Friday (Dec. 4, 1998) at his residence.

He was born in Kingsport, but grew up in Scott County, Va. He was a 1967 graduate of Gate City High School. He served four years in the Air Force and was deputy commander at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mack Glen Cox , in 1983; maternal grandparents, James Kelly and Delphia Pierson Haynes; paternal grandparents, Henry H. and Lucille Collins Cox .

Surviving are his fiance', Karen Christensen, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Marina Leigh Cox , Furlong, Pa.; sons, Nathan Henry Cox , Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael Henry Cox II and Patrick John Cox , both of Furlong, Pa.; mother and stepfather, Edith Haynes Cox and John H. Cox , Weber City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra Cox Greenwell and Terry Greenwell, Gray, Tenn., and Patti Cox Kestner and Danny Kestner, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Rev James G. and Glenda Cox , East Carters Valley, Gate City, Va.; stepsister, Sue Cox , Silver Spring, Md.; nieces, Lori Kestner, Anna Quillen and Malanie Deel; nephews, Steven and Jonathan Cox ; great-niece Katelyn Quillen; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the home of Edith and John Cox in Weber City, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morning Light Community Church (where the brother is pastor), 1504 Virginia Ave., Johnson City, TN 37604.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Elizabeth (Carter) Cox

GATE CITY, Va. — Myrtle Carter Cox, 87, entered into rest Tuesday (March 18, 2008) at the Wexford House.

She was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Joseph Worley Carter and Eva Louise Quillen Carter.

She was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C.G. "Si" Cox; sister, Mattie Flanary; brothers, Joe "Worley" Carter, William "Bill" Carter and Walter "Lee" Carter.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Whited Kerney and husband, Hershel, Kingsport; son, Charles G. Cox, Santa Rosa, Calif.; grandson, Randy Johnson and wife, Cindy, Kingsport; one great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Johnson, Kingsport; two step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edwin Carter and wife, Ingrid, Weber City, Va.; two sisters, Mary Salling, Weber City, Va., and Ina Williams and husband, George "Junior", Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Carrie Carter and Hazel Carter, both of Gate City, Va., and Joanne Carter, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Wexford House, Adventa Hospice, Dr. Joel Gonce, Dr. Baumrucker and Dr. James Wolfe.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the family of Myrtle Cox.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ola (Brickey) Cox

GATE CITY - Mrs. Ola Cox, 72, formerly of Gate City, died Thursday [10/22/1970] in Westville, N. J., where she had lived for a number of years.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Cox of Gate City; daughters, Miss Helen Cox of Westville and Mrs. Violet Whiteside of Philadelphia, Pa.; son, George Cox, Philadelphia; brothers, Leonard Brickey, Westville and Joseph Brickey of Philadelphia; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Oct. 25, 1970)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Phyllis Ann (Short) Cox

KINGSPORT - Phyllis Ann Cox, 57, went to be with the Lord suddenly on Saturday ( Feb. 15, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Her love was the care of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Velma Lee Short; one sister and one brother.

Surviving are her two daughters, Paula Weldon of Rogersville and Kimberly Gillenwater of Kingsport; two sons, David Cox of Kingsport and Randell Cox of Church Hill; 10 grandchildren, Michael Paul Parker, Matthew Parker, Jacob Weldon, Ashley Marie Cox, Joshua Cox, Austin Cox, Autumn Cox, Tyler Gillenwater, Sarah Gillenwater and Tara Gillenwater; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Parker and Marco Barbusca; two sisters, Carolyn Dunn of Jonesborough and Patty Baird of Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Johnny Short and Charles Lee Gentry, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Foster officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon . They may also call at the home at anytime.

Graveside service will follow at the Eastern Star Cemetery , Kingsport .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ronald Lee Cox

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ronald L. Cox , 55, formerly of Kingsport, died Thursday ( April 13, 2000 ) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Sullivan County , he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam era. He attended the Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Cox ; and a sister, Brenda Kay Browning.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Lomax Cox , Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Tammy Peck, Kingsport; four grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Imogene and Laurence Linkous; brothers, Paul Cox , Kingsport and Wayne Cox , Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Gragg officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy "Tom" Cox

CHICAGO, Ill. - Roy (Tom) Cox, 74, (formerly of Scott County, Va.), passed away late Sunday evening (March 4, 2001) at Vencor Chicago North Hospital.

Born on Feb. 15, 1927 in Verdi, Va., he was the son of the late Campbell R. Cox and Martha Ella Allen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Panama and China during World War II. He was awarded many ribbons and medals, including the Victory Medal.

Mr. Cox was seen as a very loving and patient husband, father, and brother who provided all he had to his family. After working diligently at Afco Products for 42 years, he retired in 1993. Unfortunately, he was soon stricken with an illness that lasted for eight years before his passing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Cox.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy K. Cox, Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Carletta (Kitty) Ann Cox, Chicago, Ill.; son, Roy Neal Cox, Antioch, Ill.; granddaughter raised as own daughter, Rebecca Lynn Murphy, DeKalb, Ill.; grandchildren, Sabrina Sue Cox and Brady Neal Cox, Antioch, Ill.; brothers, Ray F. Cox and wife Pat, Mountain Home, Ark., Bobbie (Bill) Cox and wife Nina, Clinchport, Va.; sister-in-law, Bonnie Dockery Cox, Chicago, Ill.; many loved nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends around the world.

Calling hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Bobbie (Bill) and Nina Cox, Route 4, Clinchport. Any food, flowers, or donations is greatly appreciated.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Allen Cemetery (Rye Cove community).

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virgil Gaines Cox

V. G. Cox, 56, Gray Station, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday [7/11/1962] in Tallahassee, Fla. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.

He was a member of the Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church at Gray Station and had spent his entire life in Washington and Sullivan County.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Compton Cox; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Lou Hawk, Knoxville, and Miss Janet Marie Cox, Gray Station; one son, Hagan B. Cox, Gray Station; his step-mother, Mrs. Pearl Cox, Kingsport; three sisters, Miss Cecelia Cox, Mrs. June Barbee, both of Jonesboro; and Mrs. Mary Nell Witcher, Red Boiling Springs; one step-sister, Mrs. Barney Sells, Gray Station; five brothers, Dennis, Cecil and Clark Cox, all of Jonesboro, and Calvin and Landon Cox, both of Kingsport; and one granddaughter.

The body will be returned to Kingsport by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Funeral for V. G. Cox of Gray Station, who died Wednesday [7/11/1962] in Tallahassee, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.

Rev. L. J. Harris and Rev. Herman Anderson will conduct the service. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Guy Ford, William Powell Chase, Carson Cox, Donald Cox, Ralph Cox, Herman Cox, Haskel Cox and Cloyd Cox.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral, when it will be taken to the church.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

(Virgil Gaines Cox’s wife was Laura Omega Compton of Scott Co.)

 

Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 12, 1962 and Kingsport News, Saturday, July 14, 1962
Submitted by Don Lane

Carl William Cradic Sr.

CHURCH HILL — Carl William Cradic Sr., 70, of Church Hill, passed away Monday (July 27, 2009) at his home following a long battle with cancer. (April 14, 1939 - July 27, 2009)

He was born in Church Hill, and had lived there all his life. He retired from the Town of Mount Carmel after 24 years of service. He was loved and treasured by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. He was a former member of the Mount Carmel Ruritan and was a member and former Chief for 10 years of the Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Floyd and Vesta Cradic; brother, Albert Cradic; and sister, Bobbie Calton.

Survivors include his loving wife and friend, Jean H. Cradic of the home; son, Junior Cradic of the home; brothers, James and Ruth Cradic of Surgoinsville, Billy and Belva Cradic of Surgoinsville, Lee and Patsy Cradic of Mount Carmel, Lester Cradic, Larry Cradic, Donnie Cradic and Lloyd Cradic, all of Church Hill; sisters -in-laws, Lois Lou Gibson of Chattanooga, Helen and Hubert Lock of Irvine, Calif., and Diana Ruth Gregg of Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Gardner and the Rev. Pat Hammond officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elm Springs Cemetery .

Serving as pallbearers will be , Mark Dykes, Brent Crawford, Jason Derrick, Debra Derrick, Carley Bledsoe and Denny Steele.

Music provided by the Gardner family.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kathleen Gilmer (Daugherty) Craft

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Kathleen Gilmer Craft, 82, departed this life early Monday ( Aug. 6, 2001 ) at Ponce de Leon Care Center in St. Augustine , Fla.

She was a native of East Stone Gap, Va. , and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Lee Daugherty and Nannie Bledsoe Daugherty; sister, Bobbie Ruth Sparks; brother, Junior Daugherty; special aunt and uncle that raised her from childhood, Kate and Ed McKinney.

Surviving are her son, Emmette Craft, Shaker Heights, Ohio; two grandchildren, England Craft and Brice Craft, both of Springfield, Mo.; cousins, Nancy Munsey, Gate City, Va., Rebecca Correll, Middletown, Ohio and Edward McKinney, Covington, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Elbert Munsey officiating. Poetry will be read by Nancy Munsey.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Shirley Jean (Ramey) Crain

LAS CRUCES, N.Mex. — Shirley Jean Crain (Ramey), 63, died July 21, 2011 in Las Cruces, N.Mex.

She was born June 21, 1948 in Kingsport. She lived in Louisville, Kentucky raising her family until she retired to Las Cruces in 1997 with her husband, Wallace and twin sister, Shelby. There she pursued her dream of being an artist and exploring the Southwest.

She graduated Spalding University in 1988 Magna Cum Laude and was awarded the Sister Agnes Lucile Raley Distinguished Undergraduate Award. Shirley was an ardent believer in social justice, education and a life of service. She worked for: Louisville Urban League, Louisville Catholic Charities Refugee Services, Audubon Hospital, Georgetown Manor Nursing Home and as a patient advocate for Caritas hospital. She volunteered with the El Caldito soup kitchen, in New Mexico and as an animal lover, became an animal rescue volunteer. In New Mexico she began her career as an accomplished artist, both painting and making assemblages sculptures. She sold her work in a variety of venues and she continued to work in both forms until her passing.

She is survived by her husband, Wallace Crain, of 41 years; her son, Wallace Crain Jr. (Lisa), daughter, Theresa Edwards (Darrell), Joseph Michael Crain (Melissa); grandchildren, Lily Underwood-Crain, Jonathan Crain, Rachel Crain and Maggie Crain; identical twin sister, Shelby Taylor; brother, Ronald Ramey (Dee) of Nashville, Tenn.; niece, Chandra Ramey; nephews, Joel Westmoreland, Stoney Westmoreland (Beth) and Jonathan Ramey. Surviving in addition are her beloved dogs, Molly and Ralph.

Her son, Thomas Allen Crain, and her parents, Margret and Dewey Ramey of Kingsport preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Highlands Funeral Home 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Ky. 40205.

A private memorial service will follow visitation.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Compassionate Friends via http://www.compassionatefriends.org.

The Compassionate Friends, El Paso Chapter, 5664 Beth View, El Paso, Tex. 79932.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clara Belle (Lane) Wood Pearcy Crawford

CHURCH HILL — Clara Belle Lane Crawford, 71, of Church Hill, and formerly of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Jan. 17, 2008), following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was a resident of Kingsport all her life and retired from I.T.T. in Gray as a technician. Clara attended Faith Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verlin Crawford; a daughter, Sheila Ann Crawford; her father, Thomas Lane; her mother, Mattie Lane; a brother, Jessie Lane; and two sisters, Arlene Tomlinson and Frances Onell Lane.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Crystal Crawford, Church Hill; four stepsons, Larry Crawford of Kingsport, Billy Crawford of Nashville, Jerry Crawford and Jim Crawford, both of Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Kathy Strange, Kingsport; one sister, Elsie Leach of Ohio; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ralph and Thelma Lane of Gate City, Ronald Lane of Kingsport, E. J. and Shirley Lane of North Carolina; a very special friend, Louise Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and any time at the home of her son at 230 Silver Lake Road, F-10, Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Musick officiating.

Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Clara’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Wellmont Hospice especially Kristina and Josie for their special loving care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn., 37620 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Clara Crawford.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clalie Clarice (Frazier) Craft

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Clalie Clarice Craft, 88, of Route 1, passed away Monday evening (March 4, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on November 12, 1913 and was the daughter of the late John D. Fraysier and Aggie Gillenwater Fraysier. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Craft was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Craft; sister, Opal Compton; seven brothers, Milligan, Palmer, Wrightly, Barney, Garney, Gordon and Otis Fraysier.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Erma and Boe Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Brenda Craft, Chester, Va.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at Peters Chapel Church on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Bill Tignor officiating.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Burial will follow at Craft Cemetery (Alley Valley community).

Serving as pallbearers are Daniel Williams, Nathan Williams, B.A. Clendenin, Johnny Craft, Gary McCoy and Jack Fraysier.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Richmond Crawford

KINGSPORT — Donald Crawford, 81, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born and raised in Kingsport, was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He will be missed dearly by all that loved him.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 50 years, Ruth H. Crawford, whom he married on April 5, 1953; his parents P.P. and Dicie Crawford; and a brother, James “J.” Crawford.
Surviving are one sister, Jenieve Ellis and husband, Sam of Michigan; two brothers, Norman “Bob” Crawford and wife, Margie, Church Hill, Charles “Sonny” Crawford and wife, Joan, Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and greatnephews.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.
Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with military rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Crawford Sr., Eddie Crawford Jr., Frank Fulton, Darrell Hite, Harold Lawson and Dana Wild.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Donald Crawford.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Keith Crawford

(Wife’s mother is a Penley from Scott Co.)

MOUNT CARMEL — Keith Crawford, 59, of Mount Carmel, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning (Jan. 14, 2009) at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Kingsport and had been a resident of Mount Carmel since 1955. Keith and Geraldine were married on Jan. 13, 1973 and had just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.

Though he had no biological brothers, Keith was dearly loved by his brothers-in-law, Rodney, George and Dan.

Mr. Crawford had been employed by American Mechanical Contractors as a sheet metal mechanic for 17 years. He was of the Christian faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Crawford; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James Neal and Eliza Ethel Penley Arnold.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Geraldine Arnold Crawford, of the home; sons, James Frederick Crawford, of the home and Jerry Keith Crawford and wife, Ginny of Greeneville; grandchildren, Danielle Crawford and Zachary Crawford; mother, Macie Wallen Crawford of Mount Carmel; sister, Barbara Wilmoth of Church Hill; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Clara and Rodney Lane of Church Hill, Judy and George McCloud of Kingsport, Alma and Dan Williamson of Kingsport, Mary and Bobby Arnold of Georgia, Blanche Gomez of California, James Lewis Arnold of Washington and Rose Arnold of Kingsport.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill, 1115 Hwy. 11-W, Church Hill with the Rev. Rodney Lane and the Rev. Neal Lane officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. 50, Memphis, Tenn 38101 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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Margaret (Pearcy) Crawford

KINGSPORT - Margaret Pearcy Crawford, 61, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at 7:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 25, 2005) after a brief illness.

Margaret was born in Sullivan County where she had lived her entire life. She attended Higher Ground Baptist Church. Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Echol and Teeny Pearcy and a sister, Glenda Miller.

Surviving are her husband, Cecil Glenn Crawford, Kingsport; two sons, Steve Crawford and wife, Shawna and Travis Crawford and wife, Christy; five grandchildren, Drake, Seth, Meg, Abbey, and Lindsey; one sister, Kathy White and husband, Charlie; three brothers, Harold "Bud" Pearcy and wife, Sandy, Mike Pearcy, Tracy Pearcy and wife, Debbie, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

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Ruth (Head) Crawford

KINGSPORT - Ruth Head Crawford, 74, of 352 Elmhurst Drive, died Thursday (April 1, 2003) at her home following an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mrs. Crawford was a resident of Kingsport most of her life.

She attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Her parents, Raleigh and Vernia Head; one brother, Raleigh E. Head Jr.; and one sister, Merle Head Davis preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Richmond Crawford, Kingsport; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Head Baxter and John Baxter, Fall Branch; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to the organization of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sharon Renee Crawford

KINGSPORT — Sharon Renee Crawford, 22, of Kingsport, died Friday night (Feb. 27, 2009) after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Kingsport where she had resided all of her life. Sharon was a graduate of Sullivan North High School and was currently employed as a certified nursing assistant at Wexford House.

Sharon was a Baptist.

Preceding her in death were maternal grandfather, Henry Darrell McClellan; two aunts, Sharon Absher and Terri McClellan; and cousins, Henry Absher, Joseph Crawford and Jeffrey Crawford.

Surviving are her parents, Tim and Tarra Crawford; one sister, Sarah Crawford; one brother, T.C. Crawford, all of the home; maternal grandmother, Juanita McClellan, Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Bobbie and Allie Crawford, Kingsport; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and any time at the home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Lane, the Rev. Kyle Falin and the Rev. Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tim Crawford, Bo McClellan, Sean McClellan, Ronnie Absher, Adam McClellan, Allen McClellan, B.J. McClellan, and Eric McClellan.

Honorary pallbearers will be T.C. Crawford, Emmitt Absher, Matthew Absher, Joe Crawford, Dave Crawford, Eddie Massengill, Jason Bernard, Travis Ketron, David McCracken, Rusty Aistrop and Big Al.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Sharon Crawford.

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William DeWolf Crigger

GATE CITY, Va. -- William DeWolf Crigger, 49, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5 a.m. Wednesday [12/18/1957] following a brief illness.

He had been an employee of the Tennessee Eastman Company for the past 15 years, and was co-owner of Nu-Way Cleaners in Gate City.  He was born in Hawkins County, the son of Robert Crigger.

Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Sara Strong Crigger; one son, Joe Kenneth Crigger, and one daughter, Betty Sue Crigger, all of Gate City; two brothers, Carl Crigger, Church Hill, and Robert Crigger, Morristown; one half-sister, Miss Alva Crigger, Kingsport; and one half-brother, Rufus Crigger, Baltimore, Md.

The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home.  Arrangements will be announced later.

(buried at Holston View Cemetery)

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1957)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Hazel Fern (Sturgill) Crisp

DAYTON, Ohio — Hazel Fern Sturgill Crisp, 64, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.
She was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Everett and Rosie (Jessee) Sturgill. She retired from K-Mart with 42 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Karri Sturgill, Bellbrook, Ohio; three sisters, Dorothy McBryar, Detroit, Mich., Betty Dixon, Harlan, Ky., and Mary Gilliam, Blackwater, Va.; three brothers, Arthur Sturgill, Gate City, Va., Elmer Sturgill, Blackwater, Va., and Carson Sturgill, Rogersville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the Duffield Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today with her nephew, the Rev. Billy Owens officiating.
Music will be provided by the Rev. and Mrs. Billy (Sherry) Owens.
Burial will follow the services in the Joyner Cemetery, Blackwater, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.

Kingsport Times-News
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Uhlan Eric Crisp

Uhlan Eric Crisp, 46, 200 Samuel  St., Kingsport, died unexpectedly Wednesday. [4/20/1983]

Born in Kentucky, he had resided in Kingsport for the past 12 years and had been employed by Taylor Rental.  He was a Mormon.

Surviving are one daughter, Kristy Lee Crisp; two sons, Stephen Lewis Crisp and David Aaron Crisp, both of Kingsport; one brother, Ronald Crisp, Los Angeles, Calif.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow from Morgan's Chapel Cemetery in Midway, Va.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, April 23, 1983

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Geneva Pearl "Neva" (Lane) Crook

Neva P. Crook, 88, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 19, 1991) at Brookhaven Health Center.

Born in Scott County, she was a former resident of Weber City and a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

She was a retired employee of the Real Silk Hosiery Mill and owner of Neva's Tea Room in Indianapolis, Ind. She was also a member of the Eastern Star in Indianapolis, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Logan F. Crook.

Surviving are one son, Donald Crook, Tuscon, Ariz.; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ina Watson, Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, John H. Lane, Kingsport and Hoyt Lane, Cocoa, Fla.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery.

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Lorie Ann Crooke

GATE CITY, Va. -- Miss Lorie Ann Crooke, 16, Route 1, Gate City, Va., died approximately at 10:37 p.m. Friday [5/31/1985] as the result of an automobile accident on Route 619 north of Gate City, Va.

Lorie Ann was a junior at Gate City High School where she was a member of the chorus.  She was president of Junior Civitan Club, secretary of the region Junior Civitan and a member of FBLA.  She attended Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Gate City.

She was pre-engaged to Shannon Musick.

Surviving are her parents, Dannie Phillip and Anna Ruth (Gibson) Crooke, Gate City, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Sheila) Hensley, Gate City, Va.; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Donna Gibson, Gate City, Va.; her maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Gibson, Gate City, Va.; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Crooke, Weber City, Va.; one nephew.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Victory Freewill Baptist Church with The Rev. Sherman Grace and The Rev. Eckel Carter officiating.

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

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, June 2, 1985

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ruby (Peters) Crooke

WEBER CITY, Va. — Ruby Peters Crooke, 96, of Weber City, went home to be with her Heavenly Father early Friday morning on Jan. 9, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Watseka, Ill., but had lived the majority of her life in Scott County, Va. She was a loving wife and wonderful mother. She loved to cook and enjoyed quilting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Crooke in 2000; three infant children; two grandchildren, Randy Jones and Lorie Ann Crooke; her parents, Logan Samuel Peters and Edna Flanary Peters; three sisters, Clara Hamilton, Elsie Tipton and Claudia Mann; one brother, Cecil Peters.

She is survived by her children, Lorriene Culbertson of Kingsport, Wilma (Bill) Jones of Piney Flats, Paul Crooke and his wife, Catherine, Gate City and Danny P. Crooke and wife, Ruth, of Gate City; five grandchildren, Robert S. Culbertson, Kristie Nelson, Becky King and husband, Donald, Stephanie Penley and husband, James and Shelia Hensley and husband, Pastor Jerry Hensley; six great-grandchildren, Logan and Madi King, Justin and Leann Hensley and Ethan and Aubrie Penley; a special friend, Emma Jean Fraley; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Hwy. 23N, Weber City and also at the residence of either son, Paul and Danny Crooke, both of Gate City.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Junior Kendrick officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Justin Hensley, Pastor Jerry Hensley, Daris Wayne Tipton, Donald King, Jimmy Penley, Ethan Penley, Logan King and Leann Hensley will be serving as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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William Lemuel Crooke

WEBER CITY, Va. - William L. Crooke , 88, of South Dogwood Drive, departed this life (Jan. 7, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

He was born July 31, 1911 in Scott County, Va. He was a retired farmer and a loyal employee of J.P. Stevens for 19 years.

He was preceded in death by three infant children; granddaughter, Lorie Ann Crooke ; grandson, Randy Kevin Jones; parents, James S. and Amanda B. Crooke ; sister, Mary Ellen Williams.

Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Ruby Peters Crooke , Weber City; daughters and sons-in-law, Lorriene and Bradley Culbertson, Manville, Va., Wilma and James Jones, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Catherine Crooke , Danny Phillip and Ruth Crooke , both of Gate City; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Ollebelle Williams, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Junior Kendrick and the Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Music will be by Steve Gilliam.

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

Pallbearers will be James Penley, Don King, Jerry Hensley, Justin Hensley, Kevin Nelson, and J.C. Fraley. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Ray Tipton Jr., Richard Williams, Donald Williams and Ertil Nash.

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Linda Jo (Ramsey) Cross

(Her mother was Alpha Fleenor Ramsey, b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Linda Jo Ramsey Cross, 58, Kingsport, passed away Saturday (Jan. 24, 2009).

She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. Linda was a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alpha Ramsey.

Surviving are her husband, Charles W. Cross, Kingsport; son, Robbie Ramsey; sister, Pauline Laws, Kingsport; brothers, Carl Bell, Port Orange, Fla., Ralph Bell, Kingsport and Larry Bell, Manassas, Va.; three nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the family.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Tricia Carol Cross

KINGSPORT — Tricia Carol Cross, 38, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Thursday (March 12, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Tricia was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, (Kingsport), and was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. She was an avid sports fan of Dobyns-Bennett High School and Tennessee Vols football. Tricia was a Jeff Gordon race fan.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Verlin and Callie Kilbourn; paternal grandparents, Witt and Helen Ayers Cross.

Tricia is survived by her parents, Richard A. Cross and Carolyn McNutt Cross, of the home; three special aunts, Wanda Williams of Kingsport, Charlene Bowen and husband, Olin of Kingsport and Ruth Lane and husband, Bob of Gate City, Va.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St.

A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Alvin Goins and Mary and Bill Fogleman.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Olin Bowen, Roger Bowen, Bill Bright, Marty Bowen, Josh Gup, Ronald Franklin will be serving as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kim Meade, of Amedysis Hospice Care, for all the care and love given, to Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Wilcox Hall, nurses and doctors and also to Dr. Cheryl Stanski.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Curtis "Sam" Crowder Jr.

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Curtis "Sam" Crowder, 68, of 8614 Bancroft Ave., passed away Wednesday (Sept. 3, 2003) following an extended illness.

Mr. Crowder was a native of Pulaski, Va., and lived in Mount Carmel for several years before moving to Ohio. He was a retired baker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Hazel Kessling Crowder; one sister, Margaret Neeley.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Betty Hilton Crowder, Cleveland; three daughters and sons-in-law, Reneta and Joe Zbydniewski, Bettina and Steven Metz and Samantha Crowder, all of Cleveland; one son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and JoAnn Crowder, Cleveland; three grandchildren, Jordan and Holly Metz and Daniel Crowder; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Gene Simmons, Grand Prairie, Tex.; Lynda and John Short, Mount Carmel; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Ella Crowder, Church Hill, Clarence Lee and Sue Crowder, Mount Carmel; one aunt and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted today at Annunciation Church, 4697 W. 130 St., Cleveland, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Courtesy of Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lila Ruth "Cookie" (Spurrier) Crowe

KINGSPORT — Lila Ruth "Cookie" Crowe, 43, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2008).
Cookie enjoyed working with the public. She was honored by McDonald’s Restaurant, where she worked, as "Employee of the Month" for five months straight.
She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her loving father, James I. Spurrier, Jr.; and grandparents, Gladys and Marlin Vaughn and Lucile and James Spurrier Sr.
Surviving are husband, Eric. M. Crowe; daughters, Kallie D. Carter, Misty B. Carter and Alex Crowe; sons, Austin Crowe and Cameron Crowe; grandson, Jason; mother, Goldie Ruth Flatt; sister, Porsha Taylor of Maryland; brother, Ronnie Myers of Florida; adopted brother, Bannon Myers, of Kingsport; special cousin, Jeff Vaughn, Kingsport; special uncles, Marlin and Henry Vaughn, Kingsport; special aunts, Hazel L. Vanover, Kingsport and Katrina L. Benton, of Maryland; and special nieces and nephews. Also left behind are special friends, Lowell McConnell, Aunt Janet Jenkins and Frankie York, Kingsport.
The family will receive friends today from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Services will be at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald Madden officiating.
Burial will follow at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the 5th floor nurses and staff at Indian Path Hospital and to those friends who have helped so much during this time of bereavement.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests cash donations be made to her mother, Ruth Vaughn, 818 Oak Street #357, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Lila Ruth "Cookie" Crowe.

Kingsport Times-News
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Arnold Culbertson

Mr. Arnold Culbertson, 88, Nickelsville, VA passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Culbertson was born in Scott County, VA on February 2, 1923, the son of the late Robert Henry and Emma Moore Culbertson.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Edna Ilene Culbertson and daughters, Imogene Culbertson and Shirley Baker preceded him in death.

Surviving are his sons, Irvin Culbertson, Erie, MI, Marlin Culbertson, Erie, MI, Mark Culbertson and wife, Carolyn, Dungannon, VA, and Bryan Culbertson, Nickelsville, VA; step-children, Rhonda and Randy Lemons, Kingsport, TN, Danny and Kay Chase, Andersonville, TN, Brenda Frost, Kingsport, TN, and Keith and Sherry Chase, Kingsport, TN; several grandchildren and step grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Walker Darnell officiating. Jack Owens and Sisters in Christ will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Culbertson Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Harold Duty, Randy Lemons, Steve Culbertson, Dwayne Gobble, Stacy Collins, and Michael Burton will serve as pallbearers. Keith Chase, Danny Chase, Bobby Burton, and Brandon Culbertson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the graveside service.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Donald R. Culbertson

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - The four-day-old infant son of Mr. nd Mrs. Floyd Culbertson of Nickelsville died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Wednesday morning. [ 5/4/1966 ]

In addition to the parents, survivors include grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Brummett of Kingsport; one sisler, Betty Jean; three brothers, David Earl, Douglas Wade and Raynond Luther, all of Nickelsville.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Culbertson Chapel Church by Rev. Waller Mate. Burial will be in Culbertson Chapel Cemetery .

.Sco.lt County Funeral Home in Weber City is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Thursday, May 5, 1966)

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Edna Ileen (Brown) Chase Culbertson

Edna Ileen Chase Culbertson, 81, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Wexford House.

She was born in Petros, Tennessee, married the late William Basil Chase, and moved to Kingsport where she lived most of her life. Mrs. Culbertson was a homemaker and a member of Holy Mountain Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Tom and Eva Brown; her husband, Jasper Malone; a brother, David Clay Brown; and two stepdaughters, Shirley Baker and Imogene Culbertson.

Surviving are her husband, Arnold Culbertson of Kingsport; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rhonda Chase Lemons and Randy Lemons of Kingsport, Brenda Chase Frost, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny E. and Kay Chase, Andersonville, TN and Keith L. and Sherry Chase of Kingsport; four stepsons, Irvin and Kenneth of Monroe, Michigan, and mark and Brian of Nickelsville, VA; seven grandchildren, Kevin Chase, Kristen Chase Manuel, Jennifer Crawford, Stephanie Harmon, Travis Chase, Tabitha Hart, and April Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sadie Harris of Oliver Springs, TN, Imogene Bartley of Knoxville , TN; one sister-in-law, Joyce Brown of Oliver Springs, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Mountain Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Musick, Rev. Michael Wrye, and Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Members of Holy Mountain Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Holy Mountain Baptist Church, 3121 Ashley Street, Kingsport, TN 37664.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

John Horton Culbertson

GATE CITY, Va. - John Horton Culbertson, 80, entered into eternal rest Friday ( June 8, 2001 ) at the Brian Center , Weber City , Va.

Mr. Culbertson was born July 11, 1920 in Scott County, Va., where he was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Dallard and Clara Carter Culbertson.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman where he worked in the chemicals division.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Louise Culbertson; two sisters, Ida Mae Kendall and Polly Belle Dean, and triplet infant sisters; one brother, Evertt Lee Culbertson; and one granddaughter, Amanda.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Ethel) Conley, Gate City; four sons and daughters-in-law, Sherman and Durel Culbertson, Gate City, Thomas Culbertson, Gate City, Mark and Cheryl Culbertson, Clarksville, Tenn., and Johnny Melvin and Carol Culbertson, Gate City; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Kelly Culbertson, Gate City; 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 of his son, Sherman Culbertson.

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

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

The Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W. will conduct military graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

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

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Joseph H. Culbertson (1919-1957)

An autopsy of Joe H. Culbertson, 37, 360 Virgil Ave., has determined heart attack as the cause of death, Dr. William Harrison at Holston Valley Community Hospital said late yesterday.

Culbertson was found dead in his automobile in Lynn Garden shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday. [5/11/1957]

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital at 6:50 p.m.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper W. R. Jordan said that Culbertson had been driving with three companions earlier in the afternoon. The companions said he had gotten out of the automobile and fell and struck his head on a rock.

Culbertson was born in Scott County, Va. and had been a resident of Kingsport for 16 years.

A former employe of Tennessee Eastman Company, Culbertson was a veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ellen Williams Culbertson; one foster son, Gene Williams, Kingsport; one foster daughter, Mrs. William Widner; his mother, Mrs. Louisa Richie Culbertson, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. James Myers, Kingsport, Mrs. Bert Gillispie, Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. Ed Keesler, Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Charlie B. Culbertson, Kingsport, and Devond Culbertson, Nickelsville, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Culbertson Chapel Methodist Church in Scott County, with the Rev. Basil Freeman and the Rev. Harley Brown officiating.

Burial will be in the family cemetery.

The body was to have been removed from Carter-Clamon Funeral Home to the home at 2 p.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be S. J. Murphy, Earl Lee Hancock, Harold Thomas, Herbert Bowlin, John Carter, and Carl Wampler.

 

Kingsport Times, Monday, May 13, 1957

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Mae (Harris) Culbertson

NICKELSVILLE - Mrs. Lillian Mae Culbertson, 69, of Route 2, Nickelsville died in Holston Valley Community Hospital early Sunday morning [1/19/1975] after a long illness.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and a member of the Copper Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Onza Culbertson; three daughters, Mrs. William C. (Madge) Lay of Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. James

(Nell) Kilgore of Weber City, and Mrs. Eugene (Carol) Kilborne of Gate City; two sons, Kenneth Culbertson of Dania, Fla. and Gerald Culbertson of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Kilgore of Nickelsville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News, / Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1975.)

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Lola K. (Fuller) Culbertson

N1CKELSVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Lola K. Culbertson, 73, of Rt. 2, died Wednesday night [ 12/22/1971 ] in Holston Valley Community Hospital . She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was a member of the Nickelsville Baptist Church .

She is survived by her husband, Otto C. Culbertson; four daughters, Mrs. Ashton (Mabel) Sinclair, Abingdon, Va., Mrs. Edwin (Betty) Godsey, Weber City, Va., Mrs. E. B. (Jean) Keith, West Keansburg, N. J., and Mrs. Franz D. (Nancy) Cone, Fayetteville, N. C.; one son, Jack A. Culbertson, Columbus, Ohio; her mother, Mrs. Henry Fuller, Bristol, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Barker, Bristol, Va.; four brothers, Arthur Fuller, Waukeegan, Ill., Jett Fuller, Ocala, Fla., J. W. Fuller, and Guy Fuller, both of Bristol, Va.; one half-brother, Verlin Smith, Lakeland, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News, Friday, December 24, 1971)

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Lorriene (Crooke) Culbertson

Fall Branch - Lorriene Crooke Culbertson, 80, went to be with her Precious Savior on Monday morning (November 5, 2012) at the Wexford House following an extended illness. She was born and raised in Scott County, Virginia and had lived in the Manville Community of Scott County until her health deteriorated. Lorriene was of the Methodist faith and attended Peters Chapel Church. She was a devoted homemaker and was the best cook in Scott County. Mrs. Culbertson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bradley Culbertson in 2006; her parents, W. L. Crooke and Ruby Peters Crooke; her three infant siblings; nieces, Lorie Ann Crooke, Elaine Hillman, Janice Ashworth; nephew, Randy Jones; a great nephew, Greg Ashworth along with her brother-in-law, James Jones, Jr.

Lorriene Culbertson is survived by her daughter, Kristie Nelson (Fall Branch, TN); her son, Robert Stacy Culbertson (Appleton, WI); a sister, Wilma (Bill) Crooke-Jones (Piney Flats, TN); brothers, Paul (Catherine) Crooke (Gate City,VA), Danny Phillip (Ruth) Crooke (Gate City, VA); her "other son", Kevin Nelson (Kingsport, TN); her special friend and caregiver, Mary Daugherty; wonderful neighbors, Steve, Phyllis, and Jessica Hooper along with several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends in Scott County. A special thank-you goes out to the staff at Wexford House and the staff at Preston Place for the special attention given during her illness.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (November 7, 2012) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday (November 7, 2012) at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Nathan Ware officiating. Music will be provided by Laura Watson. A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday (November 8, 2012) at 11 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Jerry Hensley, Justin Hensley, Don King, Jimmy Penley, Beckie Jones-King, Sheila Hensley, Lee Ann Hensley, and Stephanie Penley serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Depew’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2950 Reservoir Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Culbertson family.

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

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Margaret "Jackie" (Haga) Culbertson

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Margaret (Jackie) Haga Culbertson, died on July 8, 2011, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer, left her loving family and friends to be in heaven with her personal savior, Jesus Christ and her Father God.

Mrs. Culbertson was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on June 27, 1937, the daughter of the late Elmer and Bonnie Haga.

She leaves behind, to mourn their loss, but rejoice in her victory, her family as follows, her husband of 58 years, William Glen Culbertson; son, Kevin Neal Culbertson; daughter, Mrs. Billy Joe (Wanda Gail) Dean, Mrs. Fred (Alicia Susan) Meade, all of Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. Julius (Janet Marie) Williams of Kingsport. She had great delight in her nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Left, also, are her sisters Mary Broadwater of Nickelsville, Va., Mozella Lucas of Dungannon, Va., Martha (Hodo) Miller of Waco, Tex., and Edna (Dolly) Million of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Frank Haga of Jacksonville, Fla.; very dear sister’s-in-law, Odine Fleenor of Rocky Mount, Va., Mary Anderson of Kingsport; and brother-in-law, Dallas Culbertson and wife, Helen of King George, Va. Also surviving are many dear nieces and nephews, close friends, Ruth Hillman and Barbara Trent, and a very close and loving church family at First Assembly of God in Gate City, Va.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Argoe, Rev. Steve Collins and Pastor Jerry Musick officiating.

Barbara Trent , Tim Spicer and Assembly of God singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Monday.

The family extends special thanks to all the nurses of Wellmont Hospice who came to the home to help care for their loved one and to Dr. Paul Kramer of Hope Women’s Cancer Center in Kingsport and Kingsport Hematology and Oncology for their compassion, dedication and care. They also extend their appreciation to Dr. Greg Demotts for his many years of care and service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jackie Culbertson.

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Margaret Jean (Stallard) Culbertson

KINGSPORT - Margaret Jean Culbertson , 73, 220 Thomas Street, died Saturday (Nov.. 13, 1999) at her residence after an extended illness surrounded by her family.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a homemaker and a member of First Apostolic Christian Church.

Mrs. Culbertson was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ollie (McConnell) Stallard; and one son, Ronnie Culbertson .

She is survived by her husband, Tommie Culbertson , Kingsport; son, Sam Culbertson , Kingsport; two granddaughters, Sabrina Culbertson , Samantha Mullins; and a sister, Pearl Langrel, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Benton and the Rev. G.D. Peters officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shirl Greer, Dwight McConnell, Harry McConnell, Roger Stallard, and Sammy Mullins.

Families suggest that those who wish may make memorial contributions to Gideons International Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 571, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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Mary Ann (Brummitt) Culbertson

Nickelsville, VA - Mary Ann Culbertson of Nickelsville, VA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Culbertson was born in Russell County, VA on October 5, 1931, the daughter of the late Thomas Hyder and Nancy Hale Brummitt. Mary was retired from the Scott County Schools as a custodian after 23 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Culbertson, sons, Raymond Luther (Tom) Culbertson, Gordon Preston Culbertson, and Donald Gale Culbertson; five sisters, and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Jean Finch and husband, Charles, Nickelsville, VA and Sue Ann Collins and husband, Lee, Dungannon, VA; sons, David Earl Culbertson, Sr., and wife, Kathy, Gate City, VA and Douglas Wade Culbertson, Sr. and wife, Lana, Nickelsville, VA; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and the home of Doug and Lana Culbertson and the residences of the other children anytime. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bob Yates and Rev. Larry Beavers officiating. Jack Owens and Sisters in Christ will provide the music along with Mrs. Culbertson's daughter, Betty Jean Finch.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Culbertson Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Wayne Williams, Cornell Williams, Bobby Burton, Freddie Holbrook, Jim Culbertson, and David Culbertson, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mary Ann Culbertson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Lou (Haynes) Culbertson 

KINGSPORT - Mary Lou (Haynes) Culbertson, 71, went to be with her Lord Sunday ( Sept. 15, 2002 ) in the Holston Valley Medical Center Emergency Room after a long illness.

Mary Lou was born August 7, 1931 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Ralph Daniel and Lucinda (Wolfe) Haynes. She was a loving mother and a special grandmother.

She was a member of the New Covenant Pentecostal Church of Kingsport .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Culbertson; two sisters, Ruth Housewright and Nell Taylor.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John Fred and Terri Culbertson of Kingsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharron Yvonne and Nick Catalutch of San Ramon, Calif.; two grandchildren, Josh Culbertson and Kristin Sanchez; a sister, Millie Jones of Kingsport. Also surviving is the father of her children, Earl Culbertson.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Walters officiating.

Entombment service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the East Lawn Mausoleum Chapel.

Those desiring may make memorials to the Blood Disease Foundation, c/o Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center , Holston Valley Medical Center , P.O. Box 238 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

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Mattie Mae (Dingus) Culbertson

KINGSPORT — Mattie Mae Culbertson, 102, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2008) at the Wexford House, Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County, Va., daughter of the late Charlie and Edna Gillenwater Dingus. She was a member of Phillips Chapel Church in West Dante, Va., but attended Living Word Church of God in Gray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Culbertson.

She is survived by one daughter, Jewell Marshall of Kingsport; two sons, Robert D. Culbertson of Kingsport and Lloyd G. Culbertson of Miami, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Guinn officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 1 a.m. Saturday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Marshall, Tracy Marshall, Derek Culbertson, Kenneth Culbertson, Larry Arnold and Stephen Bowen.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Raymond Luther ”Tom” Culbertson

DUNGANNON, Va. - Raymond Luther ”Tom” Culbertson , 44, entered into rest Sunday (Oct. 31, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Culbertson was born in Scott County, Va. on May 16, 1955 and was the son of Mary Ann Brummitt Culbertson and the late Floyd Steve Culbertson .

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Donald Culbertson .

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Culbertson , Dungannon, Va.; one daughter, Natasha Rae Culbertson , Dungannon, Va.; one son, Heath Culbertson , Dungannon, Va.; his mother, Mary Ann Culbertson , Nickelsville, Va.; two sisters, Betty Jean Finch, Nickelsville, Va., and Sue Ann Williams, Castlewood, Va.; two brothers, David Earl Culbertson Sr., Hiltons, Va., and Douglas Wade Culbertson Sr., Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence or the residence of his mother, Mary Ann Culbertson , Nickelsville , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John Clark officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

The family will meet at the Culbertson Family Cemetery in Nickelsville , Va. for graveside services at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Robert Bradley Culbertson

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert Bradley Culbertson, 83, of the Manville community, went to be with the Lord Saturday evening (March 11, 2006) after a period of declining health while at Brookhaven Manor.

He was born June 25, 1922, a son of the late Robert Napoleon and Sally Ramey Culbertson of Scott County.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in battles in both New Guinea and Luzon during World War II. During that time he was a member of the 511th parachute infantry. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze service star, the Bronze Star medal and the Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster among many other achievements and honors. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Association-Appalachian chapter.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Guy Culbertson; sisters, Cornie Bledsoe and Ida Culbertson; two nieces and one great-nephew.

Survivors include his wife, Lorriene Crooke Culbertson, a resident of Brookhaven Manor; one daughter, Kristie Nelson of Kingsport; one son, Robert S. "Rob" Culbertson of Appleton, Wis.; one brother, Ray Culbertson of Big Stone Gap, Va.; special niece, Phyllis Starnes of Kingsport; former son-in-law, Kevin Nelson of Kingsport; and all his friends and comrades of the 82nd Airborne Association, Appalachian Chapter.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter, Kristie, 1909 Diana Road, Kingsport.

Services will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Lane and Rev. Rex McMurray officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tipton family.

Military graveside services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. American Legion Hammond Post #3/265 Gate City will provide military rites. It is requested that everyone wishing to attend these services meet at the funeral home by 11:45 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the 82nd Airborne Association-Appalachian Chapter.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Brookhaven Manor and its staff, Adventa Hospice and staff for all of the care and concern, and to the many friends whose prayers lifted us up during this time of illness. Also, special thanks to Rodney, Sherry and Sharon of Fantasy Limousine for making his last Veterans Day unforgettable.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Rosa (Carty) Castle Frazier Glenn Culbertson

Rosa Castle Culbertson, 100 of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at her home Monday night, August 8, 2011 at 6:50 p.m. surrounded by her children. In less than a month she would have been 101 years old.

She was born September 4, 1910 to the late Robert F. and Cora Williams Carty in Castlewood, VA where she resided for 56 years. Six years after the death of her first husband, Whitfield Castle she moved to Nickelsville, VA where she lived for the next 30 years. During those 30 years she buried three more husbands, J.W. Frazier, D. Wood Glenn and Otto Culbertson. For the past 16 years she resided in Kingsport to be near her daughter.

Mrs. Culbertson was saved at the age of 14 and lived her entire life for the Lord. She touched many lives and was an influence on many coming to know Jesus. She was a former member of Ester Memorial United Methodist Church in Castlewood, VA and later attended Nickelsville United Methodist Church. She was currently a member of Higher Ground Baptist church having the honor of being the oldest member. She attended church regularly until her failing health prevented her from doing so at age 98.

She was a former member of the Rebecca Lodge in Castlewood, the Virginia Homemakers Club and Mountain Empire Senior Citizens. She volunteered as a "Pink Lady" at Holston Valley Hospital for several years.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Ramsey, Lottie Kelly and Wanda Cox; her brothers, Roy Carty and A.F. (Bud) Carty; a grandson, Gary Castle; a daughter in law, Thelma Byington Castle.

She is survived by two daughters, Dana Castle Warner and husband, Perry of Kingsport and Oneta Castle Ashbrook and husband, Fay of Abingdon; two sons, Guy Castle of Castlewood and Roger Castle and wife, Peggy G. of Bristol, VA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Bertie Mullins, Frankie Yankee, Ruth Short, Nancy Gerard, Dolly Hawn, June Fields and Zee Janaka, who have been so faithful to visit and to help.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday August 11, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at Mrs. Culbertson’s home on Teasel Drive.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Rev. Jim Lewis officiating. Music will be provided by Bobby and Nancy Anderson and Brock Hawkins.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Friday August 12, 2011 at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, VA. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Larry Castle, Michael Warner, David Castle, Jeff Jordan, Ben Warner, Hagen Castle and Mark Warner. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Wesley Eastridge, Wayne Bledsoe and Tom Kerns.

The family would like to thank Dr. Wesley Eastridge and staff, Advanced Home Health nurses, especially Angel White; Wellmont Hospice nurse, Melissa for all their wonderful care.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the building fund at Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, TN, 37665 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Culbertson family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Rosa L. Culbertson

WEBER CITY, Va. — Rosa L. Culbertson, 104, went to be with the Lord Sunday (June 14, 2009) with her family by her side.

Rosa was born July 31, 1904 in the Midway community of Scott County, Va. She was a daughter of the late Nathan B. And Lucy Elliott Culbertson.

Rosa attended the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church when possible. She was a cook at the Midway School. She liked to work in her garden, was a good cook and a good mother and a friend to all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Willie "Bill" Lark, Calvert E. Lark, Oscar Lark, Robert Lark, Joe Lark and Lester Lark; grandson, Roy Lee Lark; sister, Lizzie Starnes; brothers, Oliver Jack Culbertson, Joshua Luther Culbertson, Clinton Wolf Culbertson, Robert Lee Culbertson, Joseph B. Culbertson, Charlie F. Culbertson and Emit McConnell Culbertson; half-sister, Susie Compton; daughters-in-law, Patsy Lark and Peggy Lark.

Surviving are her daughters, Helen Kinkead and husband, Lonnie, Monroe, Michigan and Alma Hartsock and husband, Fred, Surgoinsville; sons, Shirrell Lark, Midway, Va. and Ralph Lark and wife, Gertrude, Yuma, Va..; daughters-in-law, Shirlene Lark, Kingsport, and Cleo Lark, Midway, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; one step grandson; one step great-granddaughter; two step great-great grandsons; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home and other times at the home in Weber City or at the Lark’s residence in Yuma.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Midway Community Cemetery, Midway, Va.

The family and friends are asked to meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons, Scottie Kinkead, Allen Lark, Randy Lark, Donald Lark, Billy Lark, Gary Lark, Terry Lark and Michael Gillenwater, will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Helen and Lonnie Kinkead and Brenda Shearer for all the loving care they provided for Rosa.

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Ruby Alma (Stubblefield) Culbertson

KNOXVILLE - Ruby Alma Culbertson, 77, passed away peacefully Thursday ( June 13, 2002 ) in Knoxville .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Raymond Stubblefield; husband, Carlos Lee Culbertson; sister, Vivian Greene; and brothers, Erwin "Chuck" Stubblefield and wife, Frances, Eugene Stubblefield and Kermit Stubblefield.

She is survived and will be sadly missed by her sons, Mike Culbertson, Atlanta, Ga., Daryl Culbertson and wife, Karen, Kissimmee, Fla.; stepson, David Culbertson and wife, Ann, New London, Conn.; daughters, Patti Fahs, Knoxville, Susan Mee and fiance, Tim Kenny, West Palm Beach, Fla., Nancy Gray and husband, Cecil, Strawberry Plains, Becky Franklin and husband, Allan, Knoxville; adopted daughter, Jeanie Kors and husband, Ron, Knoxville; sisters, Eula Mae Newland and husband, Joe, Claudia Clawson and husband, Larry; sister-in-law, Muriel Stubblefield, Pennsylvania; brothers, John Earl Stubblefield and wife, Bonnie, Randall Stubblefield and wife, Rosetta; brother-in-law, Sam "Bo" Greene; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeremy McGinnis officiating.

Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery for interment services at 11 a.m. Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to NHC , TFGE, Nursing Scholarship Fund, Home Office, 1400 City Center , 100 E. Vine St. , Murfreesboro , Tenn. 37130 .

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Sherman W. Culbertson

GATE CITY, Va. -- Sherman W. Culbertson entered into eternal rest on Sunday (Nov. 15, 2009) after a brief but courageous battle with leukemia at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

He was a graduate of Gate City High School and Michigan State University. He enjoyed working with his hands and especially loved farming. He was a retired Scott County School Bus Driver.

Sherman was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a devout Christian who passionately studied the Bible. He was previously a deacon, and more recently a Sunday school teacher at New Beginnings Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a member. His presence will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Culbertson; stepfather, Ryland Bise; infant daughter, Amanda Culbertson; infant sister, Mary Louise Culbertson; maternal grandparents, Farley and Viola (Trivett) McDavid; paternal grandparents, Dallard and Clara (Carter) Culbertson.

Sherman is survived by his devoted wife, Durel (Carr) Culbertson, who stayed by his side throughout his struggle; daughter, Paula Socha, Kingsport; sons, Wayne Culbertson and wife, Vickie, Richard Culbertson and wife, Lisa, all of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, James Allen Culbertson, Jonathon Carruba, Amanda Carruba and Nicole Culbertson; mother, Nina (McDavid) Bise; sister, Ethel Conley and husband, Jerry, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Tom Culbertson and wife, Jean, Melvin Culbertson and wife, Carrol, all of Gate City, Va., Mark Culbertson and wife, Judy, Franklin, Tenn.; four step-grandchildren; and survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter, 1018 Catawba St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Mark McDavid and the Rev. Lennis France officiating.

Sherman will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Wisley Cemetery, Gate City, Va., with the Rev. Paul Presley officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Culbertson, Richard Culbertson, Ben Culbertson, Steve Culbertson, James Allen Culbertson, Rusty Barbour, Michael Austin, Jackie France and Mark Culbertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Lawson, Larry Potts, Lennis France, Jonathon Carruba, Gary Smith and Morris Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Sherman’s name to the Gate City Funeral Home to assist in covering funeral expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Culbertson family.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Shirley A. (Hommell) Culbertson

KINGSPORT - Shirley A. Culbertson, cherished wife and beloved mother, passed from this life on May 8, 2003, from a lengthy illness. She was 66 years old.

She was the only daughter of the late Walter B. and Callie M. Hommell. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Hommell.

Shirley was born and raised in Scott County, Va. She had resided in Kingsport for the last 32 years. She was baptized in the Baptist faith. She had also attended Pat Hunt's Sunday school class at Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert D. Culbertson. She is also survived by two sons and their wives: Ken Culbertson and wife, Martha, Derek Culbertson and wife, Heather and one daughter, Robin and husband, Earl Oaks; three granddaughters, Christy Oaks, LeAnna Culbertson and Cyndi Culbertson. Also surviving are five brothers, William E. Hommell of Michigan, Walter B. Hommell Jr. of Minnesota, Gary Hommell of Michigan, Jackie Hommell of Virginia and R. Theodore Hommell of Minnesota; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ronald Hicks officiating.

Entombment will follow in Mausoleum II, East Lawn Memorial Park.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Culbertson family.

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Wesley Doyle Culbertson

KINGSPORT _ Wesley Doyle Culbertson, 41, went to be with the Lord Saturday ( May 13, 2000 ) in the Holston Valley Medical Center after a battle with colon cancer.

Wesley was born in Kingsport on April 29, 1959 , the son of Charles Earl and Mary Lou (Haynes) Culbertson both of Kingsport .

Wesley was a very special person who made friends with everyone he met. He had a very special relationship with children having the respect of young people and encouraging them to finish what they start. If it was school, sports, church, etc., he did what ever it took to keep them going in the right direction. These children looked to him as a father image. He was a loving friend to all, a very special brother, loving son and fiancé'.

Wesley's life work was an automobile mechanic, but his work did not consist of only a mechanic, he was more than that, he would create and design his own automobiles, motorcycles, engines or whatever he desired to build. He had talent, and was an avid dirt racing participant and mountain biker.

Wesley attended Beulah Baptist Church .

In addition to his parents, Wesley is survived by his fiancé', Shari Hillman and her son, Matthew, Kingsport; sister, Sharron Sanchez, San Francisco, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, John Culbertson and his wife, Terry, Kingsport; a special nephew, Josh; and niece, Kristin.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of Wesley's mother, Mary Lou and at the home of his fiancé', Shari Hillman.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Al South officiating and an eulogy given by Dr. David Merrill.

Music will be under the direction of Beulah Baptist Church .

Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Mausoleum Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Bill King, Jeff Kilby, Chris Webb, Bobby Hall, Rick Norris and Richard Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be all other friends.

The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society for Colon Cancer Research, c/o Valda Page, 409 Cannongate Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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Virgie Hazel Culbertson

GATE CITY , Va. - V. Hazel Culbertson, 83, Route 1, (Manville community), passed away Saturday ( March 9, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County, Va., on July 5, 1918 and was the daughter of the late William F. Culbertson and Margaret Lane Culbertson. She attended Radford and E.T.S.U.

Miss Culbertson retired from Scott County School System after teaching a total of 36 years and nine months.

She was of the Methodist faith and attended Alley's Chapel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Culbertson Brooks; brother, D. Cecil Culbertson.

Surviving are two nieces, Nancy Shostak and Becka Shostak of Portola Valley , Calif. ; nephew, Doyle C. Culbertson, Haymarket , Va. ; and several cousins and many friends.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane officiating. Honorary minister will be the Rev. Claude Lane .

Eulogy will be given by Frank Wayne Quillen.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Audelle Cummings

KINGSPORT - Audelle Cummings, 81, went to be with the Lord Sunday (July 28, 2001) in the Sunbridge Hillside Manor.

He was born in Charlottesville, Va., and came to the Bristol area in 1939 and worked for Burlington Mills. He retired from the Bristol Post Office in 1983. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a lay minister for 10 years at Marthina Memorial Presbyterian Chapel, and was a charter member and elder of Meadowview Presbyterian Church.

He was the son of the late George Cummings and Ruth Collins. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma Dewitt, Bristol, Va.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Trula Carter Cummings; daughter, Ruth Payne, Bristol, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Crickett Cummings, Blountville, Garland and Barbara Cummings, Bristol, Va.; sister, Earline Dunnaway, Highlands Spring, Va.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special niece, Sherry Forbes, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today at Meadowview Presbyterian Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with Dr. Phil Blevins and the Rev. Alan Chapman officiating.

The committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mt. View Cemetery mausoleum.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends from Meadowview Presbyterian Church and the Marthina Memorial Presbyterian Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meadowview Presbyterian Church, 646 Highway 126, Bristol, Tenn. 37620, or Marthina Memorial Presbyterian Chapel, 951 Glen Street, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Trula May (Carter) Cummings

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Trula Carter Cummings, 89, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Nov. 12, 2008 at her daughter’s home.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Fort Blackmore, Va., and was the daughter of the late Robert Herman and Elizabeth Riner Carter.
She grew up in Scott County, Va., and Kingsport and graduated from Sullivan High School. She was a charter member of Meadowview Presbyterian Church and was the president of Womens Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Audelle Cummings; and a sister, Georgia Jones.
Survivors include her children, Bruce and Linda "Cricket" Cummings, Cochise and Barbara Cummings and Ruth Payne; grandchildren, Amanda, Bridget, Leah, Blake and Jon; two greatgrandchildren; one special niece, Trula Sherry Forbes.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service today at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Blevins officiating.
The burial will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at Northeast Tennessee Chapter 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050 Johnson City, Tenn. 37605.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Morella (Jones) Cummins

Morella Jones Cummins, 83, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Wexford House. She was born in Clinchport, Virginia on September 30, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Felix A. and Bessie Mae Jones. Morella graduated from LMU, where she met her husband. They have been blessed with a marriage of 62 years. Morella enjoyed teaching school in Scott County, at Clinchport and Rye Cove, Virginia. After moving to Colonial Heights, Tennessee in 1956, she taught in Sullivan County at Miller Perry Elementary and Colonial Heights Middle Schools. She was fortunate to know so many wonderful students and retired in 1988. She was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Edgar and Darwin Jones and her sister, Anabel Ray of Church Hill, Tennessee.

Her survivors include her husband, Kenneth J. Cummins of the home; her daughter, Dr. Catherine Lee Cummins; two grandchildren, Will and Rosalind Remsen of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews; and a very special niece, Anita Griggs and husband, Jim.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Dr. Greg Burton officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery and at Morella's request, there will be no formal burial service.

The family would like to thank all of her care-givers at the Indian Path Medical Center, Wexford House and Amedisys Hospice for the compassionate care she received during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Library at the Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN 37663, or to the Three Bells United Methodist Church, 308 Fugate Street, Duffield, VA 24244.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Clifford Glenn "Cliff" Cunningham

WEBER CITY - Veteran Virginia State Trooper C. G. "Cliff" Cunningham, 55, died early Saturday morning [ 2/26/1977 ], the victim of an apparent heart attack.

"He was 'Mr. Law Enforcement' to a lot of people not only here, but throughout Virginia and in eastern Tennessee and eastern Kentucky ," said co-worker Trooper D. P. Bobbitte.

“I can’t imagine being a law enforcement officer here without Cliff Cunningham. He was here when I came, and he was the one we all turned to,” he added.

Cunningham was assigned to Scott County in July, 1946 and had continued to work in that capacity ever since, except for service in the Korean War.

During his time in Scott County he had trained a number of state troopers.

Cunningham, just over a year ago, had been off duty for several months due to problems with his heart. But after doctors gave him a clean bill of health, he had returned to work.

"We tried to get him not to go back, for fear something like this might happen, but he wouldn't hear of it," said Trooper M. A. Lunsford.

"Law enforcement was his life and he wanted to be back on the road," said Lunsford.

Cunningham, both in his official capacity and as a private citizen, touched the lives of many Scott Countians during his stay here. Those who knew him best recalled his ready wit and his ability to tell a good story at the slightest opportunity.

Many of those stories involved his exploits as a state trooper, and his duties had called him to a number of dangerous places.

One particularly hair-raising experience Cunningham never forgot. In the late 1940's a coal strike was called at St. Charles in Lee County . Armed men poured out on the town's streets confronting state troopers from throughout the area who had been called in.

"Tensions were so high that if someone had stepped on a dry twig, a dozen men would have been shot before anyone knew what happened, Cunningham recalled." The near-riot ended peacefully, however, and both miners and policemen went home.

Cunningham was called to Danville , Va. , on two occasions that were potentially hazardous, once in the late 1950's to help control a textile workers' disturbance, and again in the early '60's to help stem a racial conflict.

He was also called to help Virginia State Police in Washington , D.C. , during the May Day rallies in 1967.

He was born in Washington County , Va. , attended the Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War II and Korea with the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 972 of Kingsport , a member of the Charles Dcwilt Byrd Post No. 3382, Kingsport , of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Madeline R. Cunningham; two daughters, Mrs. Glcnda Montcastle, Kilecn Tex. , and Miss Martha Cunningham of Weber City ; one sister, Mrs. U. D. (Faye) Gllley of Hancock, Md. ; a foster brother, Max Williams, Dayton . Ohio ; a foster sister, Mrs. Eunice Rasnick, also of Dayton ; father, W. O. Cunningham, Abingdon; and two grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Clifford Glenn Cunningham will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday from the Holston View United Methodist Church with the Rev. R. W. Steel and Rev. Robert M. Copeland Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Sam Rasnick, Dolrel Bobbette, R.L. Givens, M.A. Lunsford, J.H. Thornberry, H.F. Folk, and T.S. Sword. Honorary pallbearers will be state troopers who have served with Trooper Cunningham. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Friends will also be received at the home. Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, February 27,1977)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Leta (Dillow) Cunningham

MARIETTA, Ga. — Leta Cunningham, 81, of Marietta, Ga., died Wednesday (Dec. 17, 2008).

Mrs. Cunningham was born in Bristol, Tenn. She lived in Marietta for the past 40 years and was a lifelong homemaker.

Predeceased by husband, Col. Billy W. Cunningham, U.S. Army Ret.; son, David Cunningham; grandson, Patrick Hogan; sister, Faye Milhorn; brother, Ralph Dillow.

Mrs. Cunningham is survived by two daughters, Karen Dunagan, of Marietta, Donna Hogan, of Kennesaw; three brothers, Raymond Dillow, of Kingsport, William Dillow, of Florida, Kenneth Dillow, of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Betty Pierson, of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Tenise Fernandez, Alissa Eckert, Dane Dunagan, Kailey Dunagan; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Contributions may be made to Camp Sunshine, 1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, Ga. 30033-3405.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Madolyn (Rutledge) Cunningham

WEBER CITY, Va. - Madolyn Rutledge Cunningham, 75, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va.

Born in Washington County, Va. on April 6, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Pearle Smith Rutledge. She was a retired bank manager with Sovran and Nations Banks.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virginia State Trooper Clifford G. Cunningham; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are her very beloved friend and companion, Jack DeBusk, Damascus, Va.; two daughters, Martha ``Marti'' Whitt, Weber City, Va., and Glenda Thompson, Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Donna Mountcastle-Adams, Jerel Mountcastle, Julia Whitt and C.J. Whitt; two great-grandchildren, Patrick Adams and Amanda Adams; two sisters, Virginia Adams and Joan Dean, both of Damascus, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Marti Whitt.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Thornton officiating.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kathleen (Lane) Martin Cutler

KINGSPORT — Kathleen Martin (Cutler), 73, passed away Friday evening (July 23, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Cutler was a member of First Assembly Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and was attending First Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

Surviving are two daughters, Lana Jones, Johnson City and Lorraine Martin (Rene), Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Don E. and Sandra Martin, Kingsport; three granddaughters, Lisa Jones, Linda Jones and Krista Sawyer; one great-granddaughter, Kara Sawyer; two sisters, Mary Showalter and Stella Fritz, both of Kingsport; brother, Pierson Lane; several nieces and nephews.

Her family and friends will always remember her as a great prayer warrior.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery with Elder Everette Lett and Bishop Jack Forbes officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie Kate "Nan" (Patrick) Morley Cutshall

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Nannie K. "Nan" Cutshall, 94, died Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) in Fredericksburg, Va.

Nan was born in Scott County, Va. on July 7, 1914, to John Wesley and Sarah Elizabeth Patrick. She moved to Kingsport as a young child and was a lifelong resident of Kingsport until moving to Fredericksurg in 2006.

She will always be remembered as a strong, loving and caring woman.

Nan was preceded in death by her husband, Burch Cutshall; her grandson, John Morley, II; as well as her siblings, Effie Woods, Goldie Brooks, Carrie Blizzard, Emmett, Noah and Clarence Patrick.

She is survived by her son, Johnny Morley and his wife, Ruby of Frederickburg, Va.; a stepson, Jimmy Cutshall and his wife, Helen of Greenville; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Maxie Godsey of Kingsport; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Dr. Ruth Ketron officiating.

Pallbearers will be Milton Woods, Vernon Patrick, Gerald Blizzard, Jay Keith Cutshall, Justin Elliott and Jacob Elliott.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Nan Cutshall.

Submitted by Don Lane

 

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