Scott County Historical Society

Scott County, Virginia

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Patricia Ann (Hood) Colvard

East Stone Gap, VA - Patricia Ann Hood Colvard 72, passed away (Wednesday, October 23,2013) following an extended illness.

She was born at home in East Stone Gap, VA. On April 15, 1941 she was of the Baptist Faith.

She held multiple jobs over the years, her favorite position that she held was the Ventilation Secretary, at the Mine Safety, and Health administration in Norton VA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Colvard, Sr. and her parents Judge and Samantha Hood.

She is survived by one son, and daughter-in-law, Robert (Bobby) wife Mona Colvard Jr; one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Colvard VanZant husband Timothy, four granddaughters; Tiffany Colvard, Brittany Colvard, Sonja VanZant , and Alisha VanZant Bobrosky; two great grandsons Jacob Bobrosky, and Mason Bobrosky; four sisters, Mary Hensley, Velma Bobrosky, Rebecca Robinson, and Catherine Estep, Several other very close relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on (Friday Oct. 25,2013) from 5 until 7p.m. for the visitation at Holding Funeral Home of Big Stone Gap (17. E. 3rd St. N)

The funeral service will be conducted following the visitation in the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Billy Ray Hughes officiating.

The graveside service will be conducted on Saturday Oct. 26, 2013 in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at 11:00 a.m. those wishing to attend the graveside are

asked to meet at Holding Funeral Home of Big Stone Gap at 10:20 to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers

Holding Funeral Home is serving the family and friends of Mrs. Colvard.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hood, Neeley, Rhoton, Dishner, Wallen, Lane)

Holding Funeral Home obituaries at www.holdingfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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)

' Knoxville News-Sentinel' (TN)
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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 )

' Knoxville News-Sentinel' (TN)
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Ann Hope (Goode) Cooper

January 16, 1939 - November 19, 2013

Ann Hope Goode Cooper, 74, of Hiltons, went home to be with the Lord and her family, November 19, 2013.

Born on January 16, 1939 in the living room of the Goode homeplace on the Holston River, Ann was the only surviving child of George P. Goode and Bettie Bowlin Goode. She was educated at Hilton Elementary/ High School and a member of the first graduating class of Gate City High School in 1957. She continued her education at Berea College, Berea, Ky, graduated from Steed Business College in Johnson City, received her B.S. in Education from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and did extensive graduate work through the University of Virginia.

She was an author, historian, school teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all. Above all she was a born again Christian, faithfully serving the Lord all her life. She was an ordained home missionary with the Church of God.

Ann began her teaching career at Cold Springs Elementary in Bristol, continued at West View Elementary in Kingsport and then made her way back to her alma mater, Hilton Elementary, where she taught many years before ill health forced her into retirement.

At that time she began her writing career. She was the author of twelve published books and spent hours in the surrounding classrooms reading to children and instilling a love for the written word. Her legacy will long be remembered.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George P. Goode (1968) and Bettie Bowlin Goode (2001) ; infant brother, Billy Goode; infant sister, Edna Goode; granddaughter, Allena Corann Bright; father and mother in law, Willie and Lillie Cooper.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving and dedicated husband, Benjamin L. Cooper; daughter, Hope Cooper Bright; granddaughter, Cori Gilliam; a special first cousin, Bayard Good, who was like a brother to her; seventeen brothers and sisters in law; a host of cousins and many more caring family members and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 22, 2013 from 4 till 7pm at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

A homegoing celebration will be conducted at 7pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Porter, Rev. Rex McMurray and her first cousin, Kenneth C. Bowlin, officiating.

Music will be provided by the Benton Family, the Bowlin Family and Loren Harris.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 12noon at the Spurrier Cemetery, overlooking Ann’s Holston River home, Spurrier Cemetery Road, off Hwy. 58, Hiltons, Virginia.

Those wishing to go in procession to the cemetery, please meet at the funeral home by 10:45am.

Pallbeaers will be Allen Bright, Terry Gardner, Marvin Gardner, Mike Shaffer, Randy Hartsock, Wayne Goode, Rhea Miller, Dirk Johnson, Joe Bays and Trevor Keller.

Honorary Pallbearers will be former teachers and coworkers of Hilton Elementary School and classmates from GCHS Class of 1957.

The family will not receive friends at the home; but friends may visit, bring food and share memories with the family on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 3 til 7pm at the Nottingham United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Gate City, VA.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Steve Adkins; The staff of Advanced Home Health Care; the staff of Senior Citizen Services; Kelly Fugate, LeeAnn McCollough and Jean Bellamy; nurses and staff of 3rd floor Wilcox Hall and Hospice team for the love and care shown to Ann in her final days.

You may honor Mrs. Cooper’s memory by supporting her love of children and books, by giving a memorial donation to the Hilton Elementary School Library, 303 Academy Drive Hiltons, Virginia 24258, book will be purchased for the library in her memory.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Sue Cooper

KINGSPORT - Betty Sue Cooper, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, (March 30, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Sullivan County and a life-long resident, she retired from Holston Valley Hospital. Betty Sue was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Cecil A. Cooper, Sr. and Edna Quillen Cooper; sister, Jeanette Cooper; and brother, William H. Cooper.

Surviving are two sisters, Maryrose Stapleton and Ida Jo Livesay; one brother, Cecil A. Cooper, Jr. and wife Patsy M., all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Wayne Baker and Pastor Jerry Musick officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Robert G. Farthing, Michael Farthing, Rick Stapleton, David Stapleton, Terry Wilcox, Brandon Stapleton, and Johnny Gordon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program, Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 3217, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Betty Sue Cooper.

[Daughter of Edna Myrtle (Quillen) Cooper – Some Scott Co ancestral families – Quillen, Strong, Ison, Hensley, Peters]

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil Archibald Cooper

Cecil Archibald Cooper, 87, 1337 Konnarock Rd., Kingsport, died Tuesday (July 9, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended ill­ness.

Born in Inman, Va., he had re­sided in Kingsport most of his life.  He had worked at Borden Mills for a number of years and had numerous jobs there after.  He was a Mill Right during much of his working years.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Pearl Cooper, Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. William (Maryrose) Stapleton, Mrs. Daton (Ida Jo) Livesay, and Miss Betty Sue Cooper, all of Kingsport; two sons, William H. Cooper, Kingsport, Cecil A. Cooper Jr., Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Dick (Stella) Allen, Union, S.C., several grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the home, 1337 Konnarock Rd., or anytime at the daughters homes.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

William H. Cooper

KINGSPORT - William H. "Bill" Cooper, 72, Kingsport, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday (May 31, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Cooper was employed with the U.S. Postal Service more than 30 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a Baptist.

Bill was a former member of the Eagles Club of Colonial Heights and Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His parents, Edna Quillen Cooper and Cecil Cooper; and a sister, Jeanette Cooper, preceded him in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Vicki Cooper and Donna Cooper, both of Kingsport, Micki Wells, Asheville, N.C.; one son, Bill Cooper, Nashville; two grandchildren, Nick Cooper and Tayler Thompson; special friend and caregiver, Tami Smith, Kingsport; three sisters, Mary Rose Stapleton, Ida Jo Livesay, Betty Cooper, all of Kingsport; one brother, Cecil "Bugs" Cooper Jr., Kingsport; and the mother of his children, Joan Hall, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

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

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382 of Kingsport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

[Son of Edna Myrtle (Quillen) Cooper – Some Scott Co ancestral families – Quillen, Strong, Ison, Hensley, Peters]

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles “Doker” Copas

December 25, 1942 - November 15, 2013

Charles (Doker) Copas, 70, of Kingsport went to be with his Heavenly Father and family on Friday afternoon, November 15, 2013.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a graduate of Holston High School in 1960. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Desert Storm. He achieved the rank of Sgt. and retired in 2002. Charles was retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 25 years of services. He was a member of Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Jackson and Ursel McDavid Copas; sister, Shirley Copas Strickler and brother-in-law, Lee (Speck) Strickler.

Survivors include his son, Shannon Wayne Copas of Spring Hill, TN, daughter, Vicki Copas; niece, Patty Barger & husband Jeff; his two best friends, Phil Gaddis and Jim Langrel all of Kingsport; two great nephews, Justin Barger and Jonathan Barger along with two great-great nieces, Gracie and Zoe Barger.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport or anytime at the residence of his niece. Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 7 pm with Pastor George Winegar, officiating.

Military graveside services will be at 11 am on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Eastern Star Church Cemetery, Gray, Tennessee conducted by the American Legion Post #3 and Post #265. Phil Gaddis, Jim Langrel, Billy Martin Copas, Joseph Barrett, Justin Barger, Jonathan Barger and Bobby Ball, will serve as pallbearers. Bobby Copas will be an Honorary Pallbearer. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 am.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Church Cemetery, 360 Eastern Star Road, Gray, Tennessee 37615.

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

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

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
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Rev. Robert M. “Bob” Copeland Jr.

December 29, 1932 - May 28, 2014

Weber City, VA. — Rev. Robert M. (Bob) Copeland Jr., 81, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. Rev. Copeland Graduated from Old Knox High School (Knoxville), University of Tennessee and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is a retired member of the Civil Air Patrol Lieutenant Colonel, Weber City Loins Club, Holston View UMC Choir. He is a retired member of Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church with 43 years pastoring churches in Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Mack Sr. and Emma Amanda Cardwell Copeland; one sister Marilouise Copeland Hammond.

Mr. Copeland is survived by his wife Mary Lynne Copeland; three daughters Brenda Byrd and husband Dale, Suzy Burke and husband Scott, Christi Stapleton and husband Chris all of Weber City; grandchildren Ked, Logan, Maria and Wesley Byrd of Weber City, Kellie and Rich Rose of Lexington, VA., Katie and Keener Burke of Weber City, Isaac, Adam and Robbie Stapleton of Weber City, great-grandchild Carter Rose of Lexington, VA.; nephews Dwayne Hammond, Craig Hammond and Mark Hammond.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church and other times at the home of the daughter Suzy.

Funeral service will follow with the Rev. Don Hanshaw, Rev. Gordon Goodgame and Rev. Charles Lipse officiating.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandchildren, Honorary Pallbearers will be the Holston Conference Clergy Members.

Special thanks to his church family of Holston View United Methodist and Holston Conference Clergy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church debt reduction fund. Online condolences may be made to the family of Rev. Robert M. (Bob) Copeland Jr. by visiting our website at www.colonialfhscott.com.

Colonial Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rev. Robert M.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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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Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Christopher Duane Cox

March 1, 1967 - December 31, 2013

Christopher Duane Cox, 46, of Kingsport passed on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Chris, a native of Kingsport, was a loving husband and devoted father. He loved the Lord and his church family. He also loved Volunteer football, basketball, four-wheeling and was an avid traveler. He watched over us all and now he continues his watch from Heaven. He attended Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary “Edith” Wallen Cox; brother, Brian Keith Cox; maternal grandparents, William “Bill” Wallen & Eliza “Neal” Lane Walden; paternal grandparents, John A. Cox and Winona Peters Cox.

Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Kim Cox of the home; daughter, Makayla Cox; step-son, Anthony Browder & wife Maghen; sister, Sheri Cox Hickam & special brother-in-law, Roger; father, Claude Cox; father & mother-in-law, Frank and Betty Ketron; brother-in-law, Frank Ketron, Jr. & wife Donna; nephew, Joshua Page; two nieces, Jessica Page and Kristin Ketron; great-niece, Savannah Hutson; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins and his special pet, John.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Bloomingdale Baptist Church, 3220 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in the church with Rev. Phil Whittemore, officiating.

Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Steven Taylor, David Gibson, Chris Hutchinson, Jeff Cox, Frank Ketron, Jr. and Roger Hickam.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Peters, Wampler, Stallard, Francisco, Wallen, Reynolds, Ramey, Lane, Carter, Bray)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

George Wayne Cox

December 25, 1943 - May 26, 2010

George Wayne Cox, age 66, of Atkins, VA formerly of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Smythe County Hospital.

Wayne was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was in the United States Army and served in Vietnam in 1966. He will be missed by all of his loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Brown of Kingsport; his brother, Ronald Cox of Nashville and his step-father, Lawrence Linkous of Kingsport.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Cox of Atkins, VA; his son, Waylon Cox and his girlfriend, Melody Bowen of Kingsport; daughter, Charlene Tunnell and husband Donnie of Kingsport; two very special grandchildren, Misti Tunnell and Dakota Tunnell of Kingsport; mother, Emogene Linkous of Kingsport; brother, Paul Cox of Kingsport. George is further survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Oak Hill Funeral Home in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Eric Lockett officiating. Music will be provided by Wayne Dye, Marissa Osborne, Misti Tunnell and Phil Goins.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 will perform military rites.

Pallbearers will be Waylon Cox, Dakota Tunnell, Gary Mathena, Jim Phillips, Junior Royal, L. D. Blankenship and Donus Goode. Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Donihe.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of George Wayne Cox.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Jennings, Pendleton Lane, Dykes, McClellan, Hilton, Hammonds, Flanary)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

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

Mary Ruth (Whitmore) Cox

February 5, 1929 - February 4, 2014

Mary Ruth Whitmore Cox, 84, of Kingsport passed away (February 4th, 2014) at her home.

She was born in Scott County, VA and graduated from Shoemaker High School in Gate City.

She was married for 42 years to her husband, Charles Clinton Cox. They met and married in Kingsport and later moved to the Detroit, Michigan area. After her husband’s death, she returned to Kingsport. She was retired from JC Penney.

She was a former member of Marble Point Church and in recent years transferred membership to Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

While Mrs. Cox enjoyed activities such as gardening, sewing, crafts and projects around her home, she treasured time with family and friends. She enjoyed trips with her sisters, brothers and sisters in law to places such as Emerald Isle, Myrtle Beach and Pigeon Forge. She also traveled back to Michigan to visit her daughter and grandchildren making trips to destinations including Mackinac Island. She enjoyed shopping trips with her daughters to a variety of locations. Mrs. Cox took pleasure in traveling to other places and seeing new things.

Mrs. Cox had a very close relationship with her daughters and granddaughters. She was a vital part of their lives and delighted in their joys and comforted them in their sorrows. Her unique sense of humor, compassionate nature and genuine loving kindness is treasured by her family. These qualities were demonstrated in no greater act than in the care she gave to her son, Charles Jr. (Chucky) for 18 years as he battled Muscular Dystrophy. His loss remained in her heart. In recent years, Mrs. Cox was proud and intensely delighted in becoming a great grandmother to Izzy, Maddy and Henning.

She was preceded in Death by Husband Charles Clinton Cox; Son Charles Clinton (Chucky) Cox, Jr.; Son in Law Danny Bishop Parents James Henley and Martha Roberta Whitmore; Siblings Dexter, Winfred, James, Bobby, John Edward, Ernest and Iva Whitmore

She is survived by her Daughters, Debbie Bishop Donna (Rev. Roland) Troike Granddaughters Kate (Joel) Hagen, Emily (Jarl) Olsen, Step Grandson Chris (Jessica) Bishop; Great Grandchildren, Izabelle Hagen, Madeline Hagen and Henning Olsen; Step Great Granddaughter Jaiden Bishop; Sister Inez Bishop Brother, Billy Joe (Frances) Whitmore; Sister in Law, Maryann Whitmore; Several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Friday (February 7th, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. Randy Pressnell officiating along with personal contributions from several members of the family.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Saturday (February 8th, 2014) at Tri Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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Clevean Scott “Jack” Crawford

June 9, 1923 - April 26, 2014

Clevean S. Crawford, age 90 of Surgoinsville, passed away on April 26th, 2014 at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab.

Born on June 9th, 1923 in Kingsport, Jack was the son of the late Nathaniel and Callie Hammonds Crawford. His favorite hobby was talking to others on his CB radio. His handle was "Curly."

In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Irene Crawford who passed away on March 31st, 2014; a sister, Ruby Taylor; two brothers, Rutledge and John Crawford; and a daughter-in-law, P. Gail Vaughan Crawford.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Linda Crigger and husband Charles Edward of Gray; son, Phil Crawford of Surgoinsville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Monday, April 28th, 2014 from 12:00 until 2:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dale Cunningham, officiating.

The graveside service will follow at 3:00 PM in the Garden of the Sermon on the Mount at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will include family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Church Hill Health Care & Rehab for the love and care shown to Jack and the family.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Clevean "Jack" S. Crawford.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hammonds, Rhoton, Lane. Great grandson of Henry and Eliza Jane (Steadman) Lane.)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

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

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Irene (Phillips) Crawford

December 15, 1926 - March 31, 2014

Irene Crawford, age 87 of Surgoinsville, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Church Hill Healthcare & Rehab..

Irene was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Onnie and Georgia Phillips; sister, Rosalee Kerns; brother, Fred Phillips; and daughter-in-law, P. Gail Vaughan Crawford.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 69 years, Clevean "Jack" Crawford; daughter, Linda Crigger and husband Charles Edward of Gray; son, Phil Crawford of Surgoinsville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Steadman and husband Lynn of Blountville and Cathy Noel and husband Duane of Kingsport; three brothers, Frank Phillips and wife Charlotte of Kingsport, Jim Phillips and wife Joyce of Kingsport and Vernon Phillips of Opp, AL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM in the chapel with Pastor Dale Cunningham officiating.

The graveside service will follow in the Garden of the Sermon on the Mount at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Church Hill Healthcare & Rehab for the love and care shown to Irene and the family.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Irene Crawford.

(Wife of Clevean Scott “Jack” Crawford – Some of his Scott Co ancestral families – Hammonds, Rhoton, Lane. Great grandson of Henry and Eliza Jane (Steadman) Lane.)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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

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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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Leon Keith Crigger

SURGOINSVILLE - Leon Keith Crigger, 43, of Gravely Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (Oct. 26, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. Leon had worked as a mechanic for A and L Construction for over 25 years. He was also crew chief for Chuck Crigger's limited late model race car #71 for several years.

He was a kind, loving man who would help anybody who needed help.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Tammy Gulley; his grandparents, Doc and Kate Freeman Crigger; father-in-law, Charles Otis Darnell Sr.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Marilyn Darnell Crigger; parents who raised him, Jimmy and Mandy Crigger Duncan, Surgoinsville; mother, Lena Gulley, Duffield, Va.; mother-in-law, Lottie Darnell, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Edith Williams and husband Richard, Rogersville, Cathy Hutson and husband Tommy, White House, Tenn., Loretta Gilliam, Rogersville, and Donna Bryant, Morristown; brother, Brian Gulley and wife Rebecca, Rogersville; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the Duncan residence, 420 Gravely Valley Road.

Funeral services will follow the visitation in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Randy Calton officiating.

Music will be provided by the Bethel Singers.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Church Cemetery in Surgoinsville. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric Williams, Darrell Evans, Charles Darnell, Wendell Calton, Chuck Crigger, Scott Rutledge and Scott Williams.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Lee (McDavid) Spears Culbertson

WEBER CITY, Va. - Georgia Lee Spears Culbertson, 87, 189 Jennings Street, Weber City, Va., died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 1991) at the Brian Center, Weber City. She was a native of Scott County, and she was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Gertrude Lane and Mary Murphy; and two sons, James Spears and Junior Spears.

She was a daughter of the later James and Eliza Davidson McDavid.

Surviving are her husband, J.L. (Josh) Culbertson, Weber City, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Ava Nell) Kerns, Gate City; two sons, Billy Spears, Pigeon Forge, and Edward Spears, Waynesboro, Penn; three step-daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Gillenwater, West Union, Ohio, Mrs. Glenita Watson, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Betty Dorton, Kingsport; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Flora Salyer, Kingsport; and three brothers, Hugh McDavid, Warner McDavid, both of Gate City, Va., and O.T. McDavid, Fort Blackmore, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in the McDavid Cemetery, Daniel Boone.

Kingsport Times-News

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

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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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Submitted by Don Lane

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)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

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

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News

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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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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Ronald Lynn "Cub" Culbertson

August 11, 1947 - September 17, 2013

Ronald Lynn “Cub”Culbertson, 66, of Kingsport has entered into eternal rest, Tuesday September 17, 2013.

Born in Kingsport, Mr. Culbertson lived in Gate City (Yuma Community) for 22 years before returning to Kingsport. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom I. He retired in 2005 following 33 years of service.

He was an active member of Christ Fellowship Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, James M. Culbertson and an infant brother, Gary Culbertson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Connie Vicars Culbertson, of the home; one son, Ronald David Culbertson and wife Leah; two grandchildren, Shea Culbertson and Clayton Culbertson; mother, Marjorie Culbertson McConnell, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Janice Reece and husband Terry of California and Sharon Thorne and husband Adrian of Church Hill; two brothers, Jerold Culbertson, Gate City and Marcy Culbertson and wife Macy, Chilhowie, VA; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Kymberly Meade with Pro care Home Health Services.

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Pastor Greg DePriest officiating. Music will be provided by Heather Pace, Trish Short and Christ Fellowship Church.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 am Friday at Holston View Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be presented by the the Amercian Legion Post 3/265. Those who plan to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55am.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bob Bright, Tom Davis, Jerry Sproles, Ken Surber, Bill Hartgrove, Joe Breeding and Curtis Moorehead.

Those desiring may make memorials to Christ Fellowship Church, 260 Victory Lane Kingsport, TN 37664.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Culbertson, Wolfe, Smith, Jones, Wininger, Dorton, Stallard, McKenzie, Kilgore)

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

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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 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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 .

Kingsport Times-News
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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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

J. T. Crockett

Kingsport, TN - J.T. Crockett, 67, Kingsport, TN passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 peacefully at his residence.

J.T. was born in Scott County, VA on May 2, 1946 to the late Claude and Mary Ruth Howington Crockett.

J.T. Crockett retired from Bays Mountain Park after severing 30 years as caretaker and supervisor.

Mr. Crockett is survived by his wife, Brenda Absher Crockett, Kingsport, TN; daughter, Kristie L. Crockett and fiancé, Tim Light, Kingsport, TN; son, Travis Crockett and wife, Amy, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Melba Silcox, Castlewood, VA, Dorothy Greene, Detroit, MI, Betty Cyphers and husband, Tom, Granite Falls, NC, Edith Mason, Kingsport, TN, Patsy Gragg, Kingsport, TN, Kathy Cooke and husband, Kenneth, Kingsport, TN, Rhonda Tyman and husband, Jackie, Kingsport, TN; brother, Glen Saul, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Shawn Manis, Dustin Manis, Olivia McNew, Brandon Livingston, Savannah Livingston, Megan Livingston, Isabella McNew, Michael Holt, Jessica Holt, Brooklyn Rae and one great grandchild on the way; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Lester Morelock and Rev. Eddie McAmis officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Dean Cemetery in Rogersville, TN. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at 12:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home to go to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of J.T. Crockett.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Howington, Sloan, Lane, Estep)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Betty Carolyn (Jayne) Crumley

December 21, 1964 - October 23, 2013

Mrs. Betty Carolyn Crumley, 48, of Kingsport, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

Betty was a loving wife and mother that enjoyed baking and decorating cakes. She was a devout Christian and member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a woman that always thought more about family than she did herself. She was very kind hearted and was always doing things to help others.

She is preceded in death by her parents Kyle and Mildred Jayne.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 23 years, David Crumley; three sons, David Bolton, Christopher Copas and Jessee James Crumley all of Kingsport; brothers, Tom Jayne and wife Peggy of Blountville and Robert Jayne and wife Sandra of Durham, NC; and several other extended family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church beginning at 7:00 pm. Mikel Caywood will be officiating and music will be provided by the CrossWise Quartet.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon's International, Post Office Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

The family would like to thank Mountain States Hospice for their friendship and care that was so lovingly provided during Betty's illness.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Betty Carolyn Crumley.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Jayne, Quillin, Willis, White, Agee)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

 

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