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Charles Dean Dalton

KINGSPORT — Charles Dean Dalton, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday ( July 5, 2009 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center , Kingsport .

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County . He attended Bell Ridge Elementary and Lynn View High School and was of the Baptist faith. Charles was the retired owner/operator of the Trade Winds Motel in Weber City , Va. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Matthew and Ida Pearl Childress Dalton ; an infant sister, Pauline; and a brother, Otis D. Dalton.

Survivors include his wife of over 49 years, Lorene Penley Dalton of the home; his son, Charles Kelly “Chuck” Dalton and wife, Carol of Blountville; his granddaughter, Caitlin Priscilla Dalton of Blountville; two brothers, Billy R. Dalton and wife, Thelma of Blountville and Lowell T. Dalton of Johnson City; along with four nieces and seven nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street , Kingsport , or anytime at the home of his son, Charles.

Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park , Kingsport , conducted by the VFW Post 3382 and the Tennessee National Guard with Dr. Ed Dillow, officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Dalton family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Bruce Warren Damon

Aug 28, 1941 – Mar 21, 2014

Bruce W. Damon, 72, passed away, Friday, March 21, 2014 following a brave fight with cancer.

Bruce was born in Concord, MA on August 28, 1941. He was raised in Bedford. MA and was a graduate of Bedford High School. At 17, he joined the U.S. Navy where he received general and specialized electronic maintenance training. He was honorably released from active duty in 1962 as a Communications Tech Maintenance Second Class (CTM2). Following his Naval service, he worked for two defense contractors, and finally for the U.S. Navy Department in the fields of Naval Cryptology, National SIGINT Intelligence, and Information Warfare. He retired from Federal employment in 1997 having completed a total of 38 years combined service to his country. He and his wife lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area for 37 years and after retirement relocated to Scott County, VA.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Erma Damon, two sisters, Gayle Damon and Dawn Drakes; and a brother, Lawrence Damon.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Loretta Blankenbeckler Damon; daughters, Pamela Hardin and husband, John, Herndon, VA and Kimberly Perry and husband, James, Centreville, VA; and four wonderful grandchildren, Kyle Perry, Shane Perry, Katelyn Perry, and Ashley Hardin.

At his request, his remains will be cremated and interred in the mausoleum at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Gate City Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Muncie officiating.

The Damon family would like to thank all of the friends, doctors, and caregivers who helped Bruce in his final struggles.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Gate City; 274 Jones Street, Gate City, VA 24251 or to the Scott County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1535, Gate City, VA 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Bruce W. Damon.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Louella "Lou" (McClellan) Daniels

KINGSPORT - Mary Louella "Lou" (McClellan) Daniels, 54, Kingsport, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (April 18, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. following a long illness.

Born in Kingsport, Tenn., she had lived in Leesburg, Va. for several years before moving back to Kingsport. She was a member of Eagles Aerie #3141.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ray E. McClellan; step-mother, Healtha Mullins McClellan; and infant sister, Gladys Sue McClellan.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Daniels, of the home; daughter, Linda Daniels, Kingsport; three sons, Jamie Daniels and wife Amanda, Jackson, Tenn., Steven Daniels, Kingsport, Melvin Daniels and wife Jackie, Kingsport; seven grandchildren; mother, Gladys Cole Allison, Mt. Holly, N.C.; three sisters, Jean Anthony and husband Rick, Charlotte, N.C., Brenda Brammer and husband Mark, Mt. Holly, N.C., Tiny Mayberry, Mt. Holly, N.C.; two brothers, Buddy McClellan and wife Brenda, Kingsport, Jerry Allison and wife Vickie, Mt. Holly, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel, with Brian McClellan officiating.

Music will be provided by Brian and Paula McClellan.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chestnut Flats Church Cemetery, Scott County, Va. Family will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

The family extends a special thank-you to the staff of ICU and Wilcox Hall at Holston Valley Medical Center for their loving care.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alice Virginia (Frazier) Darnell

October 19, 1952 - October 21, 2014

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Alice Virginia Darnell, 62, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Alice was born in Scott County, VA on October 19, 1952 to the late Elcaner William and Sad Penole Darnell Frazier.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles Ray Darnell (2007); sisters, Elizabeth Frazier, Joella Mae Frazier, Edna Polly Frazier, Molly Frazier, and Julottie Frazier; and brothers, Howard Frazier and James Frazier preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, Jimmy Ray Darnell, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Ruth Louise Frazier, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Emily Frazier Maness, Surgoinsville, TN; and brother, Lawton Riley Frazier, Ft. Blackmore, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 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 Rev. Denny Hass and Rev. Cecil Kerns officiating. Working Toward the Promise will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Cox Cemetery, Mabe, VA. Ricky Rhoton, Cody McDavid, Kenny Karr, Jeffrey Burton, Leeroy Darnell, and William Carter will serve as pallbearers. Johnathan Mullins will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City Funeral Home to help with the funeral expense.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Alice Virginia Darnell.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families -  Frazier, Darnell, Edwards, Babb, Barnett, Neeley, Carter, Davidson, Sloan, Williams, Hill)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Anita Louise (Campbell) Darnell

WEBER CITY, Va. — Anita Louise Darnell, 86, of Weber City, Va., passed away Friday (Jan. 6, 2012) at Wexford House.

Mrs. Darnell was born on May 6, 1925 in Siloam Springs, Ark., and lived several places in the southeast before graduating high school in Laurans, S.C. After graduating high school, Anita moved to New Jersey to work for the Army Signal Corps, inspecting radar defense systems. She later moved back to Ft. Benning, Ga., where she met her husband, Denny Randall Darnell. Anita spent most of her life in Clinchport and Weber City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, William Campbell and Betty Ludow Campbell; sister, Leslie Keifer; and a brother, William Campbell.

She is survived by a son, Steven Darnell and wife, Cathy, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Travis Darnell and Derek Darnell.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Ed Blair officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral at 1:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Fresenius Medical Center of Kingsport for the outstanding care given to Mrs. Darnell and to the Mountain Empire Older Citizens for their help in her transportation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Red Cross, 501 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or St. Judes Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jo (White) Darnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Betty Jo Darnell, 63, 119 Terrace Ave., formerly of Wadlow Gap, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (April 8, 2003) at Ridgecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved life and her family.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Roe Darnell; her father, Frank White; mother and stepfather, Maggie and Dave Cordle; twin sister, Joann White, and sister, Opal Arnold.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Ann Tipton, Wadlow Gap; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Larry Blair, Manville, and Debra and Frank Austin, Gate City; grandson and wife, Scottie and Amber Tipton; granddaughters and husbands, Lorie and Burk Murray, April and John Trent, Amber Blair and fiancé Jason Glover; great-grandchildren, Andrea (Andi) Murray, Logan and Luke Trent and Alexia Tipton; sisters, Mary Richardson and Helen Ollinger, both of Kingsport; brothers, Andrew (Shorty) White, Kingsport, Jackie Cordle, J.D. Cordle, Robert Cordle, Ronnie Cordle and Donnie Cordle, all of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Debra Austin.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Hunley and the Rev. Don Hunley officiating.

Music will be provided by Witness, Gary Hunley and Depending on Jesus.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery.

The family will meet at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scottie Tipton, Burk Murray, Jason Glover, John Trent, Timmy Darnell and Mark Darnell.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Sue (Burton) Darnell

Betty Sue Darnell, 74, Gray, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was a graduate of Holston High School. Sue was a homemaker and was a loving mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Darnell, her parents and one brother.

Sue is survived by her sons, Jody Darnell and Travis Darnell, both of Gray.

Her wishes were to be cremated.

No services are scheduled at this time.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Billie Kent Darnell

November 29, 1938 - January 2, 2014

1st Sergeant Billie Kent Darnell, age 75, a former resident of Bristol and Kingsport, Tennessee went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 2, 2014, at the Wellmont Hospice House. He was born November 29, 1938 in Weber City, Scott Co., Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Ranson and Lyla Ruby Smith Darnell; daughter, Bronwen Elaine Darnell; brother, James O. Darnell of Acworth, GA; brother-in-law, Danny Goins of Mt. Carmel, TN; and sister, Della Young of Church Hill, TN.

He was a member of the Lynn Garden Baptist Church in Kingsport, and afterwards moved to Bristol and attended First Presbyterian Church and Woodlawn Baptist Church up until his lengthy illness.

Bill loved to go to the Combs Reunion in Abingdon and the Williams Reunion in Lebanon “Stonebruse” each year and sing with our own homegrown band (The Williams Family Singers). He sang bass as a young man with the Darnell Family and in his church. For many years he went to the family gatherings of the Bert and Fannie Belle Williams Martin Family in the Great Smokey Mountains. He loved to talk about family and neighbors, and the great times he had with special friends (Gabe and Barbara Collins Fleming, Linda Smith Parker, Jack Breeding, the Godseys and others). He enjoyed getting together with his special army buddies Ralph Thacker, Nancy Rachel and Ralph “Yankee” Yates. He was “Pop” to the grandchildren and also enjoyed cowboy movies and animals.

He went to Cedar Grove School and graduated from Ketron High School in 1959. He joined the Army after high school. He attained the rank of 1st Sergeant in the 639th Transportation US Army Reserve in Kingsport, TN. He also served in Desert Storm from 1990-1991. He retired from the Army after serving thirty-five years for his country. He worked at the American Saint Gobain Glass Plant and retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1997.

Survivors include his wife of twenty years, Linda Sue Williams Darnell; son, Brian Kent Darnell and wife Donna of Brentwood, TN; step-children, Carrie Henninger Crowder of Marietta, GA, and William Scott Henninger and wife Janet of Cloudland, GA; grandchildren, Megan Rose Darnell, Jess Carter Darnell, McKenzie Elaine Darnell of Brentwood, TN, and Sarah Elizabeth Crowder and Jonathan Thomas Crowder of Marietta, GA; sister, Linda Goins of Mt. Carmel, TN; sisters-in-law, Martha Ann Darnell of Acworth, GA, Joyce Williams Hunt and husband Gary of Bristol, TN; and Laurel Williams Doster and husband Paul of Charlotte, NC; and brothers-in-law, Eddie Williams and wife Kathy of Bristol, TN, and Harold Young of Church Hill, TN.

The family will receive friends on Saturday January 4, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm with Rev. Randal Shaffer and Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The committal and interment will be held Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm at The Heritage Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, TN with Rev. Steve Playl officiating. All attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:45 pm. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Frederick Martin, Dr. Christopher Kennedy, and Dr. Girendra Hoskere.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Throne of Grace Baptist Tabernacle

202 Meadow View Rd, Bristol, TN 37620, First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, or Woodlawn Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 Southside Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Darnell and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.

Oakley-Cook Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakley-cook.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Billy Everett Darnell

Kingsport, TN - Billy Everett Darnell, 69, Kingsport, TN went to be with the Lord, Friday, December 27, 2013 at his residence.

Billy was born in Scott County, VA on January 7, 1944; son of the late Everett and Margaret Ruth Carter Darnell.

He was retired from the Sullivan County School System.

In addition to his parents, his lifelong companion and love of his life, Osha Hensley; brothers, Donnie Darnell and Jimmy Darnell; great nephew, Daxton Dove; and step mother, Ruby Kindle Darnell preceded him in death.

Billy is survived by his sons, Mitchell Hensley and wife, Julie, Kingsport, TN, Tony Hensley and wife, Lisa, Kingsport, TN; special grandchildren, Shane Hensley and Brittany Guidry, Kingsport, TN, and Bridget Morrell and husband, David, Kingsport, TN; special great grandchildren, Cayden and Ayla Hensley, Kingsport, TN; sister, Carolyn Henry and husband, Jessie, Kingsport, TN; step sisters, Kathy Bowman, Kingsport, TN and Mattie Gibson and husband, Leon, Kingsport, TN; step brothers, Gary Kindle, Kingsport, TN and Ray Kindle, Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Grace Darnell; along with several aunts, nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Charles Kilbourne officiating. Ashley Stapleton and the Hass Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Fields Family Cemetery in the Stanleytown community of Scott County, VA. Shane Hensley, Gary Henry, Aaron Crawford, Earl Hass, Denny Hass, and Darrell Hass will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friend 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 Billy Everett Darnell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Callie Mae Edwards "Granny" Darnell

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

GATE CITY, Va. — Callie Mae ‘‘Granny’’ Darnell, 79, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) at Hillside Manor Nursing Home.
Born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 16, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Will and Delia Tipton Edwards.
Mrs. Darnell attended Alley Valley Independent Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Monroe Darnell; her second husband, Carl Darnell; a son, Larry Lee Darnell; a grandchild, Freddie Darnell; two sisters; two half-sisters and four brothers.
Surviving are five daughters, Georgia Mae Ervin, Shirley Lawson, Virginia Grizzle and Carolyn Frazier, all of Gate City, Va., and Kathy Sexton, Yuma, Va.; four sons, Charles, Hubert, James and Earl Darnell, all of Gate City, Va.; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Mack Edwards, Kingsport; and several nieces nd nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Kathy Sexton, Yuma, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Willie Neeley and the Rev. George Willis officiating.
Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.
Burial will be at the Craft Cemetery, Hill Station, Va.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Submitted by Don Lane

Carl Robert Darnell (Pastor)

KINGSPORT - Pastor Carl "Snuffy" Darnell, 56, went home to be with the Lord at 6:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 5, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Following five years in the U. S. Navy, he returned to Kingsport and in 1979 founded the Visions Independent Freewill Baptist Church, presently located at 1108 Saratoga Road. He served as a pastor of this church until his death.

Pastor Darnell was preceded in death by his mother, Artie Darnell; his father, Dennie Darnell; and a sister, Connie Darnell.

Surviving are his wife, Alma "Jewel" Gilliam Darnell, Kingsport; two daughters and a son-in-law, Samantha Darnell, Kingsport, Robin and Donnie Cobb, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Becky Darnell, Kingsport; one granddaughter, Tramara Helmick; one grandson, Jason Conkin; one step-granddaughter, Tracy Cowden; one step-grandson, David Cobb; two great-granddaughters, Tiahna and Hannah Conkin; one brother, Roy Darnell and wife Donna, Kingsport; one sister, Linda Salyer and husband Wayne, Gaithersburg, Md.; and five nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Visions Independent Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Evangelist Pat Hammond, Pastor Ron Cassidy, Elder Mike Street, Brother Todd Lindamood, and Evangelist Jamie Coulter officiating.

The body was taken to the church at 12 noon Saturday.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military graveside rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Chris Scalf, Bart Dykes, Chad Darnell, Brad Darnell, Edd Taylor, and Bill Scalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Hubert Newland, Mike Street, Danny Maupin, Desler Salyer, Ted Ball, M.H. Baines, Carl Light, and Don Scalf.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visions Independent Freewill Baptist Church, 1108 Saratoga Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the Darnell family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Ray Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Charles Ray Darnell, 47, Ft. Blackmore, Va., entered into rest (Sept. 15, 2007) at the Brian Center Nursing Home.

He was born in Sullivan County on May 21, 1960 to the late Morgan Darnell and Lula Dingus Darnell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Darnell (2006); two half-brothers, Jerry and Eugene Hunley; and an aunt, Gracie Frazier.

Charles was like a brother to us all. Sweet, caring, and helpful to everyone. Always there for those who need him. With a smile on his face and love in his heart. He will always be missed and forever loved.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Darnell, of the home; a son, Jimmy Ray Darnell, Kingsport; brother, Lee Roy Darnell and wife, Lisa, Gate City, Va.; half-brother, Fred Darnell, Gate City, Va.; half-sister, Polly Tipton, North Carolina; one uncle, Willie Dingus, Gate City, Va.; one aunt, Hazel Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 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 home with the Rev. Ray Dockery and the Rev. Denny Hass officiating.

Music will be provided by Rye Cove United Methodist Church Singers.

Tony McDavid, Greg McDavid, Ricky Rhoton, Jr., Adam Carter, Jeffery Darnell and Jonathan Mullins will serve as pallbearers.

Oakley McDavid and George McDavid will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Cemetery, Mabe, Va. The family will be meeting at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence Drew Darnell

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- Clarence D. Darnell, 68, Route 1, Fort Blackmore, died at Veterans Hospital in Johnson City at 5 p.m. Tuesday [Dec 4, 1962] after a short illness.

He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vlondie Quillen Darnell, Fort Blackmore; one son, Larry Darnell, Fort Blackmore; two sisters, Mrs. John Peters, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Vadie Craft, Fort Blackmore; two brothers, B. N. Darnell, Gate City, and Charlie Darnell of Fort Blackmore.

Funeral services will be held at 2. p.m. Thursday at the Starnes Bluff Church. Rev. Bill Cassidy, Rev. Eritt Darnell and Rev. Herman Quillen will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

Friends will serve as pallbearers and flowerbearers.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 o'clock tonight.

 

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1962

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Denny Randall Darnell

WEBER CITY — Denny “Randall” Darnell, 84, passed away Friday ( April 4, 2008 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mr. Darnell was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 29, 1923 and graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1941. He served 12 years in Virginia National Guard 1030th Engineering Co. in Gate City and served 10 years in Europe during World War II with 65th Infantry Division and in the Korean Conflict 15th Infantry of Third Division. He was a Battle Field Commissioned Officer and recieved the Bronze Star. He retired as a Lt. Col. with 22 years of service.

Mr. Darnell was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #267 Clinchport where he served as past treasurer. He attended Clinchport Methodist Church . He was a retired rural letter carrier with 29 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Denny F. Darnell and Dora Starnes Darnell; one brother, Sam Darnell; and two sisters, Marcille Johnson and Joan Darnell Honeycutt.

Survived by the love of his life for 58 years, Anita L. Darnell; son, Steve Darnell and wife, Cathy of Duffield; brother, Sid Darnell of Kingsport; half brother, Denny Darnell of Kingsport; half sister, Betty Darnell of Kingsport; grandchildren, Travis and Derek Darnell.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence.

A Masonic service by Clinchport Lodge # 267 will be at 7:45 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bob Copeland officiating.

Music will be provided by Ketasha Tabor.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at Holston View Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post # 3/265 Gate City and Virginia National Guard.

Pallbearers will be the Virginia National Guard.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Carl Gibson, Tommy Mullins, Larry Mullins, Jerry Wolfe, Bill Flanery, Guy Tignor, Kent Russell, Royden Russell, Charles D. Russell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , Tenn. 38105-1942

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Donald Ray “Donnie” Darnell

KINGSPORT — Donald “Donnie” Darnell, 55, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Nov. 22, 2007) at his residence.

He was born in Washington County, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in Sullivan County. He was retired from the City of Kingsport (Water Dept.) after over 21 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hughie “Everett” and Margaret Carter Darnell; father-in-law, Bill Henry; great nephew, Daxton Dove; several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Henry Darnell, of the home; mother-in-law, Ethel Henry, Kingsport; sister, Carolyn Henry and husband, Jessie, Kingsport; brothers, Billy Darnell, Kingsport, Jimmy Darnell and wife Myrtle, Hiltons, Va.; brother-in-law, Russ Henry and wife Edith, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Amos Bright officiating.

Music will be provided by Ashley Stapleton.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Fields Cemetery, Rye Cove, Va.

Pallbearers will be Gary Henry, Tommy Stapleton, Vernon Johnson, Gary Hass, Earl Hass and Darrell Hass.

Honorary Pallbearers will be fellow employees of City of Kingsport.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Wellmont Hospice and Kingsport Hematology and Oncology.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1942.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Polly (Frazier) Ramey Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Edna Polly Darnell, 62, Ft. Blackmore, Va., went to be with Lord on Monday (Sept. 1, 2008) at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., on March 9, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Elcaner Frazier and Sadie Darnell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Ramey; son, Billy Ramey; sisters, Molly, Elizabeth and Gelottie Frazier; brothers, Howard and James Frazier; her special son-in-law, Ricky Rhoton, Sr.; and a special brother-in-law, Charles Ray Darnell.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret McDavid and husband, Tony, Deborah Babb and fiancé, Kenny Karr, Virginia Haber and husband, Ricky, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Ricky Rhoton, Jr., Cody McDavid, Melinda Babb, Jordan Harber and Tracy Graham; step-grandson, Dustin McDavid; step great-grandson, Andrew McDavid; sisters, Alice Darnell, Ruth Frazier and Joella Carter, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Emily Maness, Surgoinsville; brother, Lawton Frazier, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at 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. Kyle Akers officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Cox Chapel Cemetery, Mabe, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12 noon Friday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Polly Darnell.

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Elsie Florence (Darnell) Darnell

GATE CITY , Va. - Elsie Flor­ence Darnell, 76, Rt. 1, Gate City , Va. , died Wednesday (May 27, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Darnell, April 3, 1992 ; one son, Bobby Darnell; parents, Henry and Martha Babb Darnell; two granddaughters; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and sev­eral brothers and sisters.

Surviving by two daughters, Mrs. Willie (Irene) Dingus and Mrs. Billie (Georgia) Carter, both of Gate City, Va.; three sons, Charles "Buck" Darnell, Clinch­port, Va., Jay Darnell, Gate City, Va., Troy Darnell, Fort Black­more, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmore Darnell, Fort Blackmore, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Me­morial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Echol Herron and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

Burial will be at Hill Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane

Eugene Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Eugene Darnell, 44, Ft. Blackmore, Va., entered into rest, Monday, (May 1, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County , Tenn. on September 21, 1961 , a son of the late Morgan and Lula Dingus Darnell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by half brothers, Jerry Hunley and Eugene Hunley. .

Surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Ray and Alice Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Lee Roy and Lisa Darnell, Gate City, Va.; nephews, Jimmy Darnell and Benjamin Darnell; niece, Tabitha Darnell; half- brother, Fred Darnell, Gate City, Va.; and a half-sister, Polly Tipton, North Carolina.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Denny Hass officiating.

The Tipton Family and Working Toward the Promise Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at the Cox Cemetery , Mabe , Va.

Mark Dingus, Carl Wayne Harris, James Finch, Tony McDavid, Roger Frazier, Ricky Rhoton, Adam Carter and Sherl Frazier will serve as pallbearers.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

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Flavil Gertrude (Enix) Darnell

KINGSPORT - Flavil E. Darnell, 90, passed away Monday (Sept. 15, 2003) at Wexford House in Kingsport.

Mrs. Darnell was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in Kingsport. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd F. Darnell; parents, Burl and Susan Davidson Enix; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her sister, Ruby R. Snyder, Huntington, W.Va.; sisters-in-laws, Dorothy Darnell, Kingsport, Sallie Hass, Clinchport, Va., and Laura Rhoton, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terry Rhoton and the Rev. Denny Hass officiating.

Music will be provided by Working Toward the Promise.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pierson Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Floy E. (Akers) Darnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Floy E. Darnell , 78, Route 3, Yuma community, died Thursday (July 1, 1999) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Darnell attended the Apostolic Lighthouse Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Darnell ; parents, George and Mattie Castle Akers; and several sisters and brothers.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dean (Shelby) Hensley, Kingsport, Mrs. Edward (Shirley) Shaffer, Flint, Mich., and Mrs. James W. (Phyllis) Arnold, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Charles and Charlene Darnell , Flint, Mich.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Gilliam, Kingsport; one brother, Clifford Akers, Memphis.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, and anytime at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Arnold, Route 3, Yuma community, Gate City, Va., or the home of a granddaughter, Lisa Sims, 4318 Stillwood St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Apostolic Lighthouse Church with Pastor G.D. Peters officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
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Freda Carol (Barger) Jones Darnell

KINGSPORT — Freda Carol Barger Darnell, 66, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( June 27, 2009 ) at Indian Path Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County , Va. and had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a loving mother, mamaw and friend. Freda enjoyed the simple pleasures in life and anyone who knew her was touched by her kindness.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Don Jones, parents, Bill and Virginia Barger.

Freda is survived by two daughters, Becky Jones-Bottorff, Kingsport, Regina Ellsworth and husband, Brian, Murfreesboro Tenn.; son, Mark Jones and wife, Tonya, Seymour, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Julianne, Hannah, Cierra, Amanda, Anna and Sarah; three great-grandchildren, Aidyn, Dameon and Israyel; sister, Connie Barger, Kingsport; brother, Rickey Barger and wife, Linda, Scott County, Va.; three nephews, Steven, Kenneth and Keith.

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

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Freda will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Fred Carol Barger Darnell.

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George Washington Darnell

GATE CITY, Va. - George W. Darnell, 76, Route 1, died Friday (April 3, 1992) in Lee County Community Hospital after an extended illness.

A Iifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired farmer and attended the Baptist church.

A son of the late Harrison and Carrie Rhoton Darnell, he was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Darnell; a sister, Sarah Egan; two grandsons, two granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie Darnell, Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. Willie (Irene) Dingus and Mrs. Billy (Georgia) Carter, both of Gate City; three sons, Charles (Buck) Darnell, Clinchport, Jay Darnell, Gate City, and Troy Darnell, Fort Blackmore; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Darnell, Gate City, and Morgan Darnell, Fort Blackmore.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Rhoton and the Rev. Ronald Puckett officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Georgia Ruth (Fraysier) Darnell

September 16, 1926 - August 6, 2014

Clinchport, VA - Georgia Fraysier Darnell, 87, Church Hill, TN and formerly of Clinchport, VA passed away, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Church Hill Health Care.

Georgia was born in Scott County, VA on September 16, 1926 to the late Rufus M. and Ella Carter Fraysier. She was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company.

In addition to her parents, her infant sister, Mary Victoria Fraysier and Grace Isabell Fraysier, and brother, Robert Fraysier preceded her in death.

She is survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Sharon Fraysier, Kingsport, TN; nephews, Michael S. Fraysier and wife Deborah of Harker Heights, TX and Todd Allan Fraysier and wife Delores of Bailey, NC; Nieces Karen Cassell and husband Mike Cassell, Lisa and husband Kenny Beverly of Kingsport, TN. Grand Niece Denna Cornbloom and husband Eddy of Belton, TX. Grand Nephew Jeremy Cassell of Kingsport, TN and wife. Grand nieces, Leslie Mullins and husband of Kingsport, TN. Grand Niece Brandie Dodd and husband of Wake Forest , NC. Dearly loved Great niece and nephew Brye Whitney and Zion Chase Fraysier of Harker Heights,TX and 5 great grand nephews and nieces and her special friends and staff at Church Hill Health Care, Church Hill, TN

The family will receive friends from 11: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Dorothy Hicks will provide the music.

Burial will follow the services at the John C. Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Georgia Fraysier Darnell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys Tempie (Lane) Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Gladys Tempie Darnell, 71, entered into rest Friday, (Nov. 30, 2007) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. July 7, 1936 to the late Johnny and Margaret Baldwin Lane.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Darnell; daughters, Deborah Faye and Sandra Kay Darnell; son, Jimmy Ray Darnell; sister, Berdie McCracken and one brother, George Lane.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Sharron and Carl Wayne Harris, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son, Daniel Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Timothy Light, Anthony Light and Adam Carter; great grandchildren, Morgan Light and Ashley Brook Light; sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Charles "Buck" Darnell, Clara and Bayard McConnell, Millie Perry Lane, Annie and Kyle Gibson, all of Gate City, Va.; brother, Emmitt Lane, Gate City, Va.; very special friend, Cathy Akers, Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at residence of her son.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Denny Hass officiating.

Music will be provided by Donna and Denny Hass.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hill Station Cemetery, Hill Station, Va. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Hughie "Everette" Darnell Jr.

KINGSPORT - Hughie "Everette" Darnell Jr., 78, entered into eternal rest Monday (April 19, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Hughie E. Darnell Sr., and the late Earnie Elizabeth Edwards Darnell . He retired from Steadman Construction with 27 years of service. He was of the Holiness faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Carter Darnell ; two sisters, Rosalie Salling and Tempie Rhoton; and two brothers, Walter and Floyd Darnell .

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Kindle Darnell , Kingsport; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jessie and Carolyn Darnell Henry, Leon and Mattie Kindle Gibson and Kathy Kindle Bowman, all of Kingsport; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Myrtle Darnell , Bristol, Va., Billy Darnell , Donnie and Grace Darnell , Ray and Carolyn Kindle and Gary Kindle, all of Kingsport; 29 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sally Mae Hass and Katherine Hass, both of Clinchport, Va., and Laurie Rhoton, Kingsport; one brother, Ryland Darnell , Kingsport; 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 his daughter, Carolyn Henry, 125 Tennessee St., Kingsport and at the residence, 621 Arch St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jackie Frazier and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating. Music will be provided by Theresa Carter Loggans.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fields Family Cemetery in the Stanleytown community. The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to proceed to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Henry Samuel Darnell Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Henry S. Darnell, Sr., 85, Route 1, passed away Thursday (Feb. 8, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 12, 1921 in Scott County and was the son of the late Henry Trigg Darnell and Mary Alice Edwards Darnell.

He retired from the Holston Defense after over 30 years of service. He was a member of Rivermont Baptist Church.

He served in the Battle of the Bulge and the Rhineland Campaign during World War II with the U.S. Army. He received the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Star Medal and a Purple Heart.

He was a Past Noble Grand with IOOF Duffield Rayburn Lodge and an Enter Apprentice Mason with Clinchport Lodge.

He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Hannah Rhoton and Bertha Mae Darnell; one brother, George Darnell.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Starnes Darnell, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Henry S. "Bud" Darnell Jr. and Peggy, Gate City, Va., Robert Don "Jib" Darnell and Susan, Mount Carmel; granddaughter, Misty Hensley and husband, Jason, Gate City, Va.; grandson, Sam Darnell III and wife, Jamie, Gate City, Va.; great-grandson, Hunter Ray Hensley, Gate City, Va.; sister, Lucille Williams, Kingsport; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William Dan and Margaret Starnes, Kansas City, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Claude Carter, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Sam Darnell or Henry and Peggy Darnell, both of the Hill Station community of Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ed Blair and Rev. Jim Price officiaiting.

Music will be provided by Sue Renfro, Jamie Darnell and Richie Neese.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at Holston View Cemetery with a flag presentation by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

Pallbearers will be Bill Williams, Walter Adams, Ron Adams, Mack Hunnicutt, Kelcie Housewright and Sam Darnell III.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nat Smythe, Jerry Quillen, Tommy Johnson, Larry Roberts, Don Starnes and Dan Starnes.

Kingsport Times-News
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James Otis Darnell

ACWORTH, Ga. — James Otis Darnell, 73, of Gum Drive, Acworth, Ga., died Friday (May 29, 2009).

Mr. Darnell was born June 28, 1935 in Scott County, Va., the son of the late Clyde Ransom Darnell and Lyla Ruby Smith Darnell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Past Master of the Acworth Masonic Lodge #176 F. & A.M., Past Worthy Patron of the Acworth Eastern Star, Chapter 455 O.E.S., the Minor Shadburn Council #29 R. & S.M., the Cherokee Chapter #613 R. A.M. and member of New Hope Baptist Church in Acworth.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Darnell of Acworth; faithful and beloved pet, Pricilla; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Linda Darnell of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters and brother-in-law, Linda Goins of Church Hill and Della and Harold Young of Mt. Carmel; nephew, Hayes Hallman and several other nieces and nephews; special friend, Mark Hubler, as well as, a number of aunts and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Owens Funeral Home in Cartersville, Ga.

A Masonic graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cartersville.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
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James Paul "Boze" Darnell

March 7, 1938 - October 24, 2014

James Paul "Boze" Darnell, 76, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Darnell was born on March 7, 1938 in Scott County, Virginia the son of the late Walter Delaney Darnell and Lola Mae McMurray Darnell. He was a member of Holly Springs United Methodist. Mr. Darnell along with his wife ran a real estate and construction company for several years as a contractor and a developer in the Tri-Cities area.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Lois Ann Darnell; one son, Greg Darnell and one sister, June Fogleman.

Survivors include his daughter, Melissa Wood; mother-in-law, Rosella Bowen; one daughter-in-law, Alisa Darnell; one brother-in-law, Donnie Bowen; three grandchildren, McKenzie Darnell, Tanner Wood and Hunter Wood; two brothers, Jack Darnell and wife Betty and Bill Darnell and wife Sue; two sisters, Janette Fortner and Joyce Ketron; special friend, Bobbie Manning; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friend's Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm in the Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 5568 Bloomingdale Road, Blountville, TN. Funeral Services for Mr. James Paul "Boze" Darnell will be held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm in the Holly Springs United Methodist Church with Reverend Grover Starnes officiating.

Entombment will follow in Mausoleum II at East Lawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. David Osterhus and staff, Wellmont Radiation and Hospice for all their wonderful care given to Mr. Darnell.

East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN 37664; 423-288-2081; is honored to be serving the Darnell family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Darnell, McMurray, Bright, Ramey, Carter]

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

James Robert Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - James Robert Darnell, 78, entered into rest Saturday (March 25, 2006) at home.

He was born April 1, 1927, in Hill Station, Va., to the late James Cossie Darnell and Callie Rhoton Darnell.

Mr. Darnell served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Gladys Darnell.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sons, Dennis Darnell, Renton, Wash., and Patrick Darnell, Renton, Wash.; step-son, David and wife, Lorie Summey, Dungannon, Va.; step-granddaughter, Tyria Summey; three sisters, Ruby Bzowey, Chilhowie, Va., Juanita and husband, Garney Summey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Sue and husband, Melvin Smith, Beckley, W.Va.; four brothers, Roy and wife, Barbara Darnell, Las Vegas, Nev., Tommy and wife, Carolyn Darnell, Nickelsville, Va., Edgar "Bud" and wife, Ada Darnell, Nickelsville, Va., Donnie and wife, Jackie Darnell, Cleveland, Ohio; two step-brothers, William "Bill" and wife, Shelby Ervin, Clinchport, Va., Robert "Bob" and wife, Francis Ervin, Weber City, Va.; step-sister, Verda and husband, Cecil Frazier, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wood River View Baptist Church, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and also anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with Rev. L.W. "Red" Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by the Family Gospel.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Begley Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and #265.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Charles Dean, Danny Summey and Phillip Mann will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Darnell family.

Kingsport Times-News
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John M. Darnell

DUFFIELD, Va. -- John M. Darnell , 90, died Monday (July 20, 1998) at Ridgecrest Manor.

Born in Scott County, Va. on April 26, 1908, he was the son of the late Christopher C. and Martha Moore Darnell . He was a lifetime member of the Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Darnell sang tenor in the Hill Station Quartet for a number of years. He was a finished carpenter, cabinet maker and also repaired musical instruments. John was an old time fiddle player and his mother gave him his first fiddle as a young boy. He played for many charitable events and with the Home Folks Band. He loved his family, friends, his music and most of all his Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Williams Darnell ; two sisters, Elva Darnell and Venus Stewart; and three brothers, Zack, Eschol and Clayton Darnell .

Surviving are three daughters, Anita Charlene Lawson and Daris Anne Frazier, both of Gate City, Va, and Dana Lynn Fields, Duffield, Va.; two grandchildren, Scott Lawson, Kingsport and Verlin Fields, Duffield, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Nikki, Michelle and Shaun Fields; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eckel Herron and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Quartet. Orbin Thompson will play the fiddle.

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

Pallbearers will be Claymon Stewart, James Grizzle, Faye Darnell , Bernard Darnell , Paul Darnell and Royden Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church Adult Men's Bible Class.

Kingsport Times-News
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Landon Hagan Darnell


 
September 6, 2008 Landon Hagan Darnell, 83, of Wilson, NY, died Saturday, September 6, 2008.
Landon was predeceased by his parents (Everett Hagan Darnell and Nancy Edith Bostic); his sister, Pansy Simpson; his half-sister, Dorothy Hagerman; and his brother, Hoyt Darnell. 
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Heller) Darnell; his daughter, Linda (Robert) Baehr of Fillmore; his sons, Paul (Anita) Darnell of Baldwinsville and Gary (Tammy) Darnell of Wilson; his grandsons, Jeffrey Baehr, Michael Baehr, Nathan Darnell and Brandon Darnell; his sister, Janice (Gerald) Ball of Bristol, TN. 
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2008, in the First Baptist Church, Pettit & Chestnut Sts., Wilson, NY 14172. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc., 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or Wilson Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 609, Wilson, NY 14172. 
Please visit www.rutland-corwin.com to send a condolence to the family.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on September 11, 2008
Submitted by Paul Darnell

Laura Edith (Hunley) Darnell

WEBER CITY, Va. - Laura Hunley Darnell, 90, passed away Monday (Feb. 2, 2004) in Warrington, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Darnell; her father and mother, Frank and Martha Hunley; two sons, Willis and J.D. Darnell; and one daughter, Mary.

Survivors include her sons, Sid Darnell and wife Shirley, James Darnell and wife Marilyn, Mitchell Darnell, Ottis Darnell, Bascom Darnell and wife Wilma, and Kyle Darnell and wife Evelyn; daughters, Almy Jean Reed and husband Roger, and Zada Reed and husband Kennie; 30 grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Music will be provided by Patsy and Hagan Castle.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim Darnell, Scottie Tipton, Michael Wolfe, Wayne Darnell and friends.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Laura Darnell.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dora Ellen (Lane) Darnell

FORT BLACK­MORE - Mrs. Dora Ellen Darnell, 87, died at her home on Fort Blackmore Rt. 1 at 2:45 p.m. Friday [ 9/19/1975 ] after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , she was a member of Starnes Bend Baptist Church .

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. George (Madge) Lampkins of Piney Flats, Tenn.; Mrs. R.B. (Venus) Garland, Gate CITY ; Mrs. Gather (Myrtle) Ross, Durham, N.C., and Mrs. Billy (Viola) Kinkead, Fort Blackmore; sons, James Cossie, the Rev. Eritt and Robert Darnell, all of Fort Blackmore; Lemuel and Charles, Gate City; Carl, Bean Station, Tenn., and Paul Darnell, Denver, Colo.; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gillenwater, Kingsport, and Mrs. Allie Lane, Dungan­non; brothers, Walker and McKinley Lane, both of Dungannon; 42 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 3 great-­great-grandchildren.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emmitt James Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Emmitt J. Darnell, 66, of Route 1, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (March 25, 2003) at Ridgecrest Manor.

Born in Scott County of June 25, 1936, he was the son of the late Buren and Denna Darnell. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the National Guard 1031. He was a retiree of A&L Construction.

Mr. Darnell was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Edwards Darnell on Feb. 2, 2000; and his son, Eugene Darnell.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Joe Sanders, Ft. Blackmore; granddaughter, Christy Sanders, Ft. Blackmore; brothers, Ted Darnell and Donnie Darnell, both of Ft. Blackmore; cousin and very special friend, Monk Rhoton, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the daughter's residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Denny Hass and the Rev. Cecil Kern officiating.

Working Toward the Promise will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Hill Cemetery, Hill Station community.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers are Daryl Edwards, Mike Edwards, Doug Edwards, George Gibson, Lee Roy Sanders and Clyde Sanders.

Kingsport Times-News

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Harold Glenn Darnell

KINGSPORT - Harold Glenn Darnell, 73, Kingsport, passed away Thursday ( Dec. 15, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born and raised in Slant, Va. , and graduated from Rye Cove High School . Mr. Darnell joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of the Ground and Air Search Patrol of the Civil Air Patrol for over 20 years, serving as a Captain. He was employed at Foote Mineral, Bays Mountain Construction Company, and retired from Holston Defense Corporation after 36 years of service.

Mr. Darnell enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was the son of the late Lemuel and Monnie Darnell. In addition, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Harry

Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Jones and husband, Tim of Kingsport; one son, Mark Darnell of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Nikki Beachley, Karissa Darnell, Chase Darnell, Heather Jones, Ashley Jones, and Andrew Jones; one great-grandson, Zachary Beachley; sister-in-law, Sue Darnell; two uncles, Eritt Darnell of Kingsport, Charles Darnell and wife, Jean of Yuma, Va.; one aunt, Viola Kinkead and husband, Bill of Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nephews; and companion, Ronda Keffer of Jonesborough and her children, Nicholas Harris and wife, Julie Ann of Hampton, Va., Katie and Julie Harris of Jonesborough.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. James Nipper officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery with military rites by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Civil Air Patrol.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee , One Vantage Way , Suite B-130, Nashville , TN 37228 .

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Harold Glenn Darnell

KINGSPORT - Harold Glenn Darnell, 73, Kingsport, passed away Thursday ( Dec. 15, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born and raised in Slant, Va. , and graduated from Rye Cove High School . Mr. Darnell joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of the Ground and Air Search Patrol of the Civil Air Patrol for over 20 years, serving as a Captain. He was employed at Foote Mineral, Bays Mountain Construction Company, and retired from Holston Defense Corporation after 36 years of service.

Mr. Darnell enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was the son of the late Lemuel and Monnie Darnell. In addition, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Harry

Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Jones and husband, Tim of Kingsport; one son, Mark Darnell of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Nikki Beachley, Karissa Darnell, Chase Darnell, Heather Jones, Ashley Jones, and Andrew Jones; one great-grandson, Zachary Beachley; sister-in-law, Sue Darnell; two uncles, Eritt Darnell of Kingsport, Charles Darnell and wife, Jean of Yuma, Va.; one aunt, Viola Kinkead and husband, Bill of Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nephews; and companion, Ronda Keffer of Jonesborough and her children, Nicholas Harris and wife, Julie Ann of Hampton, Va., Katie and Julie Harris of Jonesborough.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. James Nipper officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery with military rites by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Civil Air Patrol.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee , One Vantage Way , Suite B-130, Nashville , TN 37228 .

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Harry L. Darnell

GRAY - Ltc. Harry L. Darnell, 72, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday night ( June 19, 2002 ) at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. after 43 years of service. He served as the commander of Kingsport Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol for the last 27 years. Mr. Darnell had flown for several years as a private pilot.

He was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

He was a son of the late Lemuel and Monnie Darnell.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Burton Darnell, Gray; three sons, Jeff Darnell and wife, Debbie, Atlanta, Ga., Jody Darnell and Travis Darnell, both of Gray; one granddaughter, Kellie Darnell, Argentina, South America; one brother, Glenn Darnell, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Robert Copeland officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted in Holston View Cemetery by the Civil Air Patrol.

Pallbearers will be Harold Waller, Carl Kearney, Larry Buckles, Harry Woods, Bob Gilmore and Stephen Wine.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Civil Air Patrol.

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Henry Paul Darnell

LITTLETON , Ohio ! [Colo] - Henry Paul Darnell , 68, entered into rest on Wednesday ( Jan. 19, 2000 ). He was born on April 23, 1931.

He had lived in Littleton , Colo. , since retiring from the Army. He was the son of the late Henry Trigg and Dora Darnell.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Darnell , Littleton, Colo.; daughter, Nancy Gean Darnell , Littleton, Colo.; sons, Henry Paul Darnell Jr., VanCover, Wash., Jerry Ray Darnell , Steven Joe Darnell , both of Littleton, Colo.; sisters, Margaret Lampkins, Bristol, Tenn., Myrtle Dula, Durham, N.C., and Viola Kinkead, Fort Blackmore, Va.; brothers, the Rev. Eritt Darnell , Fort Blackmore, Va. and Charles E. Darnell Sr., Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren.

Military services will be conducted Saturday at Ft. Logan Military Cemetery , Littleton , Colo.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Monroe Darnell

Kingsport, TN - Jimmy Darnell, 67, Kingsport, TN passed away, Friday, February 8, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Darnell was born in Scott County, VA on December 21, 1945 to the late Everett and Margaret Ruth Carter Darnell.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Donnie Darnell and great nephew, Daxton Dove preceded him in death.

He is survived by his fiancée, Freda Hilton, Kingsport, TN; special great grandson, Levi Newman, Johnson City, TN; sisters, Carolyn Henry and husband, Jessie, Kingsport, TN, Mattie Gibson, Kingsport, TN, and Kathy Bowman, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Billie Darnell, Kingsport, TN, Gary Kindle, Kingsport, TN, and Ray Kindle, Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Grace Darnell, Kingsport, TN; along with several aunts, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Mike Owens, Pastor Paul Maness, and Pastor Denny Hass officiating. Lights of Christ and Hass Family Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Fields Family Cemetery, Stanleytown Community of Scott County, 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.

The family would like to give special thanks to Amedisys Hospice and Charity Chapel.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jimmy Darnell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Jo Ann (Edwards) Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Jo Ann Edwards Darnell, 58, Route 1, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2000) at her residence after a lengthy illness.
A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she was born on Aug. 24, 1941, and was a housewife.
Mrs. Darnell was a member of Rivermont Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, Eugene Darnell and father, Johnny Edwards.
Surviving are her husband, Emmitt J. Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Joe Sanders, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; granddaughter, Christy Sanders; mother, Lovely June Hall Edwards, Gray; sisters, Margaret Ervin, Gate City, Va., Anna Lee Ward, Weber City, Va., Nancy Crawford and Barbara Roberts, both of Jonesborough, Judith Childress, Kingsport, Cecile Hill, Johnson City; brothers, Billy Edwards, Freddie Edwards, Delmar Edwards, Patton Edwards and Jackie Edwards, all of Gray, Johnny Edwards, Gate City, Va., Jimmy Edwards, Greeneville, Scotty Edwards, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at her daughter’s residence.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. F.M. Brown and the Rev. Jim Price officiating.
Music will be by Homeward Bound.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hill Cemetery in the Hill Station community. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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John Lawrence Darnell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral is serving the Darnell family.

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Laurie (Carter) Darnell

Fort Blackmore, VA - Mrs. Laurie Carter Darnell, 86, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, VA.

Mrs. Darnell was born in Scott Count, VA on August 27, 1923, a daughter of the late Marion and Amanda "Mandy" Babb Carter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmore Darnell; sister, Hazel Rhoton and brothers, Will Carter and Roy Carter.

Surviving is her daughter, Martha Kerns and husband, Charles, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Mary Ruth Babb, Ft. Blackmore, VA, and Margaret Carter and husband, William, Ft. Blackmore, VA; son, Ralph Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, VA, grandchildren, Charles Kerns, Jr., James Kelly Babb, Jr., Ricky Lee Babb, Tina Snavely, Angela Phillips, Shannon Gibson, William Carter, Jonathan Carter, Amanda Carter, and Reva Darnell; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Denny Hass and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Working Toward the Promise, Tina Snavely, and Reva Darnell will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 30, 2009 at the Hill Station Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Laurie Carter Darnell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Mark Alan Darnell

KINGSPORT — Mr. Mark Alan Darnell, 53, of Kingsport, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2013), at Holston Valley Medical Center. Mark was of the Baptist faith.

Mark is survived by his loving mother, Patricia Darnell, of Church Hill; son Chase Darnell; two daughters, Nikki Beachley and husband, Cam, and Karissa Deal and husband, Dustin; sister, Stephanie Jones and husband, Tim, all of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Zachary, Christian, and Isabella Beachley, and Kylan and Keiralynn Deal; two nieces, Heather and Ashley Jones; nephew, Andy Jones, and their children; Aunt Betty Kilgore and husband, George; and cousin Sean Kilgore and wife, Denise, and their son Kevin.

The family would like to extend a special thank you and appreciation to the 5th floor in ICU, 3rd floor Wilcox Hall along with all of the hospice nurses, doctors, and staff, at Holston Valley Medical Center for their care and consideration for Mark.

The family will receive friends Friday 5 to 7 p.m. at Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Church Hill. A service will immediately follow at 7 p.m, with the Pastors Layton Bentley and Jerrod Manning officiating. Burial will be held Saturday at noon at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Tri-Cities Funeral Home and Church Hill Memory Gardens, 208 Lane St., Church Hill, 37642.

 

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Martha Myrtle (Peters) Dalton

October 2, 1940 - February 5, 2014

Martha Myrtle Dalton, 73, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord (Wednesday February 5, 2014) at her home.

She was retired from Holston Valley Medical Center.

She is survived by her son, Thomas “Marty” Dalton; brothers, Rev. Joseph Peters and wife Janice and Jackson Peters; several nieces and nephews and grandchildren.

Her caretakers and friends were Judy McClain, Nancy Kilgore and Ruby Quillen.

The family will receive friends from 10-11am Friday at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 11am with her brother, Rev. Joseph Peters officiating.

Burial will follow in the Peters Cemetery, Hiltons,Va.

Pallbearers will be Fred Brooks, Darren Peters, Bobby Hensley, Jim Jones, Lynn Combs and Jeremy Combs.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help toward funeral expenses.

Carter-Trent/ Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Martha Dalton.

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

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Mary Kathryn Darnell

Dungannon, VA – Mary Kathryn Darnell, 57, of Dungannon, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 17, 2013.

Mary was born May 31, 1955 in Wabash, Indiana. She was the daughter of Lottie Bevins Corder Darnell and the late Charles Otis Darnell Sr.

Mary was of the Freewill Baptist Faith and had attended Antioch Church (Gate City, Virginia).

In addition to her father, Mary is preceded in death by her daughter, Cassie Lee Lawson; sister, Ruthann Darnell; and 2 brothers-in-law, Johnny Lawson and Leon Crigger.

Survivors of Mary Kathryn Darnell include her mother, Lottie Corder Darnell; 2 sisters, Brenda Lawson (Baileyton, TN), and Marilyn Crigger (Surgoinsville, TN); 3 brothers, Charles Otis Darnell Jr. and wife Sheila (Gate City, VA), Rodney Darnell (Yuma, VA), and Richard Darnell (Yuma, VA); several nieces and nephews.

The family of Mary Kathryn Darnell will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Jerry Smith and Preacher Johnny Smith will officiate and music will be provided by The Moneyhuns.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Corder Cemetery (Dungannon, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 12:00 noon to go to the cemetery in procession. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations may be made.

Serving the family of Mary Kathryn Darnell is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Maurice Paul Darnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Maurice Paul Darnell, 78, Gate City, Va., entered into rest Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2006) at Church Hill Health Care.

He was born April 11, 1928 to the late Kelly Houston Darnell and Elva Rose Darnell.

Mr. Darnell was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and a member of Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. He retired as Plant Manager from Scott County Telephone Co-Op after 30 years of service.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Russell.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kilbourne Darnell, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Paula Barker, Colonial Heights; grandson, Daniel Nathan Darnell, Gate City, Va.; sister, Irene Grizzle and husband, James, Kingsport; special sister-in-law, Lois Baker and husband Mescal, Hiltons, Va.; special brother-in-law, Eugene Kilbourne and wife Carol, Gate City, Va.; special friend, Lowell Vicars, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Vicars, Lowell Vicars, Michael Baker, Larry Falin, Mark Russell and Paul Babb.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paschal King, Sidney Dishner, Bill Bledsoe, Newt Kelly, R.C. Smith and Claude Falin.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Darnell family.

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Mitchell Martin Darnell

GATE CITY, Va. — Mitchell Martin Darnell, 75, entered into rest Wednesday (May 7, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va.. on Nov. 16, 1932, to the late Garland and Laura Hunley Darnell. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Darnell; two brothers, Willis and J.D. Darnell.

Survivors include his daughter, Denise Darnell, Gate City, Va.; ex-wife and mother of his children, Jewell Perry, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Bobby Darnell, Sr. and wife, June and Allen Darnell, all of Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Amley and Roger Reed, Marshall, Va., Zady and Kenny Reed, Warrenton, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sid and Shirley Darnell, James and Myrland Darnell, all of Kingsport, Kyle and Evelyn Darnell, Marshall, Va., Otis Darnell, Marshall, Va., Bascom and Wilma Darnell, Warrenton, Va.; grandchildren, Christopher Darnell and fiancée, Doris Begley, Bobby Darnell, Jr. and fiancée, Kim Lane, Travis, Matthew and Michael Darnell; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Trevor Darnell and Nevaeh Lane; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Slant Methodist Church in the Slant community with the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Darnell family.

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Nannie Gertrude (Davidson) Darnell

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Nannie Gertrude Darnell, 85, died Friday ( April 3, 1992 ) at her resi­dence after a brief illness.

She was formerly of Clinchport , Va. , and was a homemaker and a member of Hiltons United Method­ist Church .

A daughter of the late Robert DeShea and Clara Catherine Fla­nary Davidson, she was also pre­ceded in death by her husband, Audley Darnell in 1957.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pete (Margaret Thelma) Russell, Hiltons, Mrs. Rufus (Helen Ruth) Russell, Clinchport, and Mrs. Willie (Nancy) Davidson, Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchil­dren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Claudia Starnes, Kingsport; two half-sisters, Laura Alley, Gate City, and Charlotte Alley, Michigan; one half-brother, Guy Davidson, Indianapolis.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Sam Neeley officiating.

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

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holston View Cemetery .

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Ryland Glenmore Darnell

KINGSPORT - Ryland Glenmore Darnell of Kingsport went to be with the Lord, Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Ryland was born Nov. 6, 1928 in Scott County, Virginia, a son of the late Hughie Harrison and Earnie Elizabeth Edwards Darnell.

He was a active member and Deacon of Fordtown Baptist Church and retired from Eastman Chemical Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Everett Darnell, Floyd Darnell, Walter Darnell; and sisters, Rosa Salling, Tempe Rhoten, Kathryn Haas.

Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy Darnell of the home; his children and their spouses, Glinda and Vernon Johnson, Beverly and Tommy Trasport, Karen and Marshall Hickman, and J. R. Jones; grandchildren and their spouses, Rachael and Steve Compton, Stacey and Gary Joyner, Michelle and Doug Donihe, Michael and Crystal Spears, T. K. and Dillion Trasport; great-grandchildren, Jessie Cox and April Compton, Amber, Tiffany, Ashley and Joseph Meeks, Kaitlyn Roxanne Spears and Brandon Lee Donihe; several nieces and nephews; and a special sister-in-law, Flavil Darnell.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bryan Moore and Pastor Keith Smith officiating.

Music will be under the direction of Fordtown Baptist Choir and The Hass Family Singers.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park by American Legion #3/265.

Pallbearers will be Dail Kitzmiller, Ray Gentry, Martin D. Smith, Bill Cartemel, Scott Hamilton, Roger Blevins and Don Doran, Honorary Pallbearers will be John Tester, J. D. Chase, Pete Peters, Everette Fleming, Joe Shipley, Harry Sykes and members of The Adult Men's Sunday School Class.

Those desiring may make memorials to Fordtown Baptist Church, 444 Old Fordtown Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

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Samuel Perry Darnell

Sam Darnell , 70, 100 Poplar Drive, went to be with the Lord at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday ( Nov. 4, 1998 ) at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , he was a U.S. Army veteran and a truck driver for Consolidated Freight. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City and a member of Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Denny F. and Dora Mae Starnes Darnell .

Surviving are his wife, Peggy W. Darnell , Weber City, Va.; his stepmother, Hazel Darnell , Kingsport; three sisters, Mareella Johnson, Joan Honeycutt, both of Roanoke, Va., and Betty Carter, Weber City, Va.; three brothers, Randall Darnell , Weber City, Va., Sid Darnell and Donny F. Darnell Jr., both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Music will be provided by Salleys Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery by Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Carter, Steve Darnell , Steve Johnson, Trey Darnell , Barry Wolfe, Jody Wolfe, Lynn Wolfe, Gary Wolfe, Greg Bishop and Steve Bishop. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Hackney, M.J. Mann, Herman Stallard, Don Stokes, Harlan Lane , Edsil Fleenor, M.J. Peters, David Stallard, Presley Legg, Johnny Wolfe, Jimmy Wolfe and Buford Ervin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. , P.O. Box 2155 , Weber City , VA 24290 .

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Sarah Kathleen (Williams) Darnell

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Sarah Kathleen Darnell, 75, Route 1, Fort Blackmore, Va., died Friday (Jan. 24, 1992) at her residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eschol H. Darnell in 1972, her parents, Thomas P. Williams and Polly Williams and a brother, the Rev. Kenneth R. Williams.

Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis Darnell, Sylvia Darnell and Nelda Darnell, all of Fort Blackmore, Va.; three sons, Gerald F. Darnell, Weber City, Va., Milburn Odene Darnell, Fort Blackmore, Va. and Bernard W. Darnell, Weber City, Va.; two grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. John (Ida) Darnell, Lantha Lowe, Mrs. Garland (Iva) Wisley and Miss Hazel Williams, all of Gate City, Va., Mrs. Herman (Gertrude) Peters and twin sister, Mrs. R. Melvin (Irene) Lane, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White, the Rev. Claude Taylor and the Rev. J.R. Hulse officiating.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

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Sophia Lea (Quillen) Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Sophie Quillen Darnell, 85, entered into rest Friday ( Aug. 22, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on Aug. 25, 1917 , a daughter of the late William Flurnoy and Laura Starnes Quillen.

She was a homemaker and a volunteer worker. She volunteered for Holston Valley Hospital for many years and she was a clerk for Clinch Valley Freewill Baptist Association for 34 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Eritt T. Darnell II; three sisters, Estelle Nash, Maxine Perkinson and Vlondie Darnell; two brothers, Watson and Dewey Quillen.

Surviving are her loving husband of 65 years, Rev. Eritt T. Darnell Sr., of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Ronald and wife Colleen Darnell, Weber City, Va., Gary F. and wife Bernice Darnell, Church Hill; grandchildren, Brett and wife Melanie Darnell, Eritt T. Darnell III , Scott Darnell and wife Liz, Mike Darnell, Anna and husband Jason Pendleton; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Darnell and Kyle Darnell; special niece, Mae Garland; special nephew, Larry Darnell; several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence and also anytime at the residence of Ron and Colleen Darnell. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John Clifford Pierson and the Rev. Bob Copeland officiating.

Music will be provided by The Sally's Chapel Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be Brett Darnell, E.T. Darnell III , Scott Darnell, Michael Darnell, Ronald Carter, Donald Carter, Larry Darnell and Bill Darnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elmer ( T- Ray) Starnes, Johnny Duncan, Paul Crook, Phillip Crook and Johnny Musick.

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Ted Ray Darnell

Mr. Ted Ray Darnell, 72, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mr. Darnell was born in Scott County, VA on April 28, 1939, the son of the late Buren and Denna D. Darnell.

He was a member of the Slant United Methodist Church in Slant, VA. He was retired from Quebecor World after 42 years of service in the Folding Department.

In addition to his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Emmitt Darnell and wife, JoAnn preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Doris Hall Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brother, Donnie Darnell and wife, Gaynell, Ft. Blackmore, VA; mother-in-law, Edna Freeman Hall, Brian Center, Weber City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Phillip Dingus.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Brad Stapleton officiating. Tammy Hall Strange will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Phillip Dingus, Gerald Hall, James Lawson, Don Dockery, Billie Hensley, Jon Pierson, Shannon Gillenwater, Michael Hall, and Matt Hall will serve as pallbearers. Don Osborne, James Perry, Benny Beavers, Jimmy King, and Danny Casteel will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Tommas and Dr. Hodges and the nurses of Indian Path I.C.U.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ted Darnell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Terry Wayne Darnell

KINGSPORT - Terry Wayne Darnell went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Friday (Sept. 13, 2002).

Born in Wise County, Va., he had lived most of his life in Kingsport. He was a carpenter and an avid UT football and racing fan. Terry was a loving father, son, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Darnell; brother, Richard Darnell; and daughter, Chasity Monique Darnell.

Surviving are his daughters, Ashley Tera Darnell and Brandi Mae Darnell, both of Mount Carmel; mother, Virginia Darnell, Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Lawson, Lebanon, Va., Mrs. Benny (Louise) Boggs, Kingsport, and Nancy Darnell, Kingsport; brothers, Gary and wife Cheryl, Norton, Va., Dennis Darnell, Kingsport, and Lynn Darnell, Bluff City; former wife and mother of his children, Marissa Monique Darnell, Mount Carmel; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the home of the daughters, 236A Birch St., Mount Carmel.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Adams, the Rev. Robert Lawson and the Rev. Donald Harding officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Ashley Darnell, 236A Birch St., Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

Kingsport Times-News
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Travis Burton Darnell

Travis Burton Darnell, 39, of Gray, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 25, 2012 at home.

He was born in Kingsport and had resided in the area his entire life. Travis was an avid amateur photographer; he loved music, and was an electronics enthusiast. He had a number of photos displayed on flickr.com under his name.

His parents, Harry and Sue Darnell preceded him in death.

Travis is survived by a brother, Jody Darnell of Gray.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery with Harry Wood officiating.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Troy Eugene Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Troy Eugene Darnell, 66, Hawk Hollow community, entered into rest on Thursday (Oct. 24, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mr. Darnell was born in Scott County, Va., on April 20, 1936 and was the son of the late George Washington and Elsie Darnell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Debra Faye and Sandra Kay Darnell; son, Jimmy Ray Darnell; sister, Irene Dingus; and brother, Bobby Darnell.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Tempie Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Michael Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Sharon and Carl Harris, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son, Daniel Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Timothy Lynn Light, Anthony Dwayne Light and Adam Michael Carter; great-granddaughter, Haley Morgan Light; sister, Georgie Lee Carter, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Charles "Buck'' Darnell and Jay Darnell, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home, Inc., and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Denny Hass and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

Music will be provided by Working Toward the Promise and the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be the services at the Hill Station Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Virginia (Fields) Darnell

KINGSPORT - Virginia Fields Darnell, 78, Lakeside Drive, went to be with the Lord late Saturday afternoon (Nov. 6, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Wise County, Va., she had moved to Kingsport over 30 years ago. She was retired from Kingsport Laundry Company.

Mrs. Darnell was a member of Open Door Assembly (Pentecostal faith), Lebanon, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Darnell; two sons, Richard Darnell and Terry Darnell; her parents, Isaac Fields Sr. and Nettie Thacker Fields.

Surviving are three daughters, Louise Boggs and husband Benny, Kingsport, Judy Lawson and husband Rev. Robert Lawson, Lebanon, Va., Nancy Darnell, Kingsport; three sons, Gary Darnell and wife Cheryl, Norton, Va., Lynn Darnell and Dennis Darnell, both of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Alvin Fields, Ravenna, Ohio, Harry Fields, Kingsport, Frank Fields, Big Stone Gap, Va., Isaac Fields Jr., Wise, Va.; five sisters, Alice Fields, Glessie Thompson, Jean Robinette, all of Norton, Va., Esther Fields, Kingsport, Thelma Fleenor, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Lawson and the Rev. Donald Harding officiating.

Music will be provided by soloists, Becky Lawson, Lorie Darnell and Robin Light, and the Harding Family Singers.

Graveside services will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Darnell family.

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Vlondie Lea (Quillen) Darnell

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Vlondie Lea Darnell, 91, entered into rest Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on April 10, 1911 to the late William Flurnoy Quillen and Laura Starnes Quillen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Darnell; two sisters, Estelle Nash and Maxine Perkinson; two brothers, Watson and Dewey Quillen.

Survivors include her son, Larry Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va; sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Eritt Darnell (Sophia Lea), Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Leonard Dixon and the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler officiating.

Music will be provided by the Manville Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Darnell Cemetery, Alley Valley community. The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

Kingsport Times-News

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Willis Elmer Darnell

CULPEPPER, Va. - Willis Elmer Darnell , 70, died on (March 28, 2000) at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

He was born on Feb. 6, 1930 in Scott County, Va. and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his father, Garland Dewey Darnell ; his wife, Velvia Myrtle Lee Darnell ; one son, Swanson T. Darnell ; one brother, J.D. Darnell ; one sister, Mary Darnell ; one grandson, Byron E. Darnell .

Surviving are his mother, Laura Darnell , Hume, Va.; six brothers, Mitchell Darnell, Gate City, Va., Sidney and James Darnell , both of Kingsport, Kyle, Otis and Bascom Darnell ; two sisters, Amy Jean Reed and Zada May Reed; three daughters, Shirley Jacobs and husband, Dale, Culpepper, Edith Bunch and husband, B.V., Culpepper, and Karen Mullins and husband, Lynn, of Orange; four son, Curtis Darnell , Midland, Va., Billy Darnell Sr., Culpepper, Bert Darnell and wife, Charlotte, Bealeton, Va., Jimmie Darnell and wife, Jennifer, Warrenton, Va.; grandchildren, Cindy and Harry Bussard, Michael Jacobs, Brian and his wife, Mellissa Jacobs, Ivy and Mary Hartman, Vanessa and her husband, Dean Sheetz, J.R. and Will Darnell , Billy Jr., Amanda, Shana, Kaylor and Aaron Darnell , Teresa and Kristen Darnell , Anita and her husband, Ben Volante, Shelia and Tiffany Mullins, Cassie Darnell ; great-grandchildren, Chester, Justin, Riley and April Bussard, Curtis, Joshua and Caleb Beahm, Sabrina Friend, Ruth, Rebecca and Brittany Sheetz; also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Friday, March 31, at 2 p.m. at Clore-English Funeral Home. Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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Anna Leila (McClellan) Darter

MRS . ANNIE DARTER CLAIMED BY DEATH

Was Member of One of Pioneer Families of Scott County -- Rites Tuesday

GATE CITY , Va. , March 2. -- Mrs. Annie E. Darter, 74, widow of the late George D. Darter, and a member of one of Scott county's pioneer families, died at her home here yesterday morning [3/1/1931].  She was a daughter of the late George and Rebecca McClellan and lived at Gate City throughout her life.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church of which she was a member, Tuesday with Rev. J. B. Craft and Rev. J. W. Ely in charge.

Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. W. L. Starnes and Mrs. W. M. Richmond of Gate City, and Mrs. J. W. Adams of Stockton, Cal.; six brothers, S. T. McClellan, Floyd, G. B., and David McClellan of Gate City and Samuel McClellan of Rogersville, Tenn.; and two sisters, Mrs. John Johnson and Mrs. W. M. Denton of Gate City.

Honorary pallbearers:  A. W. Johnson, C. M. Quillen, F. M. Brown, J. H. Counts, R. M. Bond, A. W. Stair, S. H. Bond, G. N. Addington, W. E. Barker, C. C. Palmer, N. M. Horton, B. B. Cox, T. F. Horton, F. M. Wagner.

Flowerbearers:  Mesdames A. W. Johnson,C. M. Quillen, S. D. Case, C. N. Addington, T. F. Horton, F. M. Wagner, J. B. Eloy and Frank Richmond.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, March 2, 1931)

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James Hiram Darter Sr.

Yuma, VA -  James Hiram Darter, Sr., 78, of Yuma, the son of the late Peter H. Darter, Sr. and Lena Kate McDavid Darter in Yuma, Virginia passed away on Tuesday morning (September 18, 2012). James served in the United States Marine Corps for four years during the Korean War. He worked at the Raytheon Plant in Bristol, and went on to work for Little and Adams Construction until entering retirement. Mr. Darter was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Yuma. James enjoyed working in his garden, he loved woodworking but his true love was his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, Peter H. Darter, Jr. and a brother, William (Bill) Darter.

James Darter is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy Garland Darter; his sons, James (Jim) Darter, Jr. and wife, Debbie, Gary L. Darter and wife, Lori; three granddaughters, Rebecca Fuller and husband, Josh, Amanda Eidson and husband, Andy, and Kaitlyn Darter; a grandson, Michael Darter; three great grandchildren, Emma Eidson, Claire Eidson, and Lofton Fuller; sisters, Virginia Barber, Catherine Haynes, Elizabeth Fields, Pauline Collins, Mary Fields and husband, Tommy; his special nephew, Art Barber; a special brother-in-law, Tommy Fields along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday (September 20, 2012) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday (September 20, 2012) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3/# 265 on Friday (September 21, 2012) at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Josh Fuller, Andy Eidson, Michael Darter, Tommy Fields, Tom Fields, David Darter, and Robbie Fields serving as pallbearers. Art Barber will serve as honorary pallbearer. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 to go in procession. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of James Darter, Sr.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

James M. Darter

SCOTT COUNTY MAN KILLED IN ALABAMA

J. M. Darter, Former Resident of Virginia, Meets Death in Southern Auto Wreck

J. M. Darter, former citizen of Scott County, Va., and prominent throughout this section, was killed Hazen, Ala., Sunday [12/19/1926] when a train struck the car he was driving, ac­cording to information received here yesterday.  G. Meade, of Nicklesville, Mr. Darter's hometown, stated here yesterday that a telegram had been received by relatives notifying them of the tragic death.

Mr. Darter and his wife, an invalid, had been in Alabama since the outbreak of the World War, he hav­ing considerable property there.  He was also a large land owner in Scott county.

According to Mr. Meade, the body will be brought to Nicklesville Thursday for burial.  No funeral arrangements have as yet been made.

The victim of the railroad crossing accident was a son of J. H. Darter, prominent citizen of Russell county, Va.  The deceased was about 55 years of age.

Besides his father, Mr. Darter is survived by one sister Mrs. W. H. Grigsby of near Nicklesville.  The wife of the dead man is a sister of Deputy Sheriff C. C. Broadwater, of Gate City, Va.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1926

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

William Smith Darter

GATE CITY, Va. - William "Bill" Smith Darter, 77, of the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord on Friday (May 28, 2004) at his residence.

Born Oct. 24, 1926 in Scott County, Va., Mr. Darter was a member of the Marentha Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter H. Darter and Lena Kate McDavid Darter.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Willadean Cross Darter, of the home; two sons, David William Darter and wife Brenda of Kingsport and Douglas Wayne Darter and wife Sandy of Yuma, Va.; grandson, Derrick Wayne Darter of Yuma, Va.; brother, James Hiram Darter and wife Dorothy of Yuma, Va.; five sisters, Virginia Barber, Catherine Haynes, Elizabeth Fields and husband Robert, Mary Fields and husband Tommy, all of Yuma, Va., Pauline Collins of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy., 23N, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling, the Rev. Ronald Linkous and the Rev. Mark Barbour officiating.

Music will be provided by the True Faith Quartet.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Prospect Cemetery, Yuma community with the American Legion Gate City Post #265 and Hammond Post #3 in charge of service.

Those that wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving Mr. Darter's family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Amanda Noel Daugherty

COEBURN, Va. — Amanda Noel Daugherty, 23, died Friday (June 19, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City. She was a graduate of Coeburn High School.

Survivors include her mother, Rhonda Kay Daugherty; father, David Lee Daugherty and step-mother, Sandy, Coeburn; two grandmothers, Jean Sartin, Coeburn and Patsy Daugherty, Bristol, Tenn.; one special aunt, Rhonda Starnes; two uncles, Rick and Eddie Cassell; one nephew, Jayson Austin; one special friend, Danielle Hutchinson; one step-brother, Jay Austin and wife, Ashley, Coeburn; step-sister, Courtney Osborne; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held today after 6 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Allen Shupe officiating.

Burial will be Monday at McClellan Cemetery.

Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Inc., Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edith Pauline (Whited) Daugherty

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Edith Pauline Whited Daugherty , 82, Route 2, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday (Jan. 21, 1999).

Born on Jan. 20, 1916 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Newton D. and Elizabeth Quillen Whited. She was a homemaker and a dedicated member of Ewings Chapel United Methodist Church until her illness. She was a very strong and hardworking woman until a stroke paralyzed her 13 and a half years ago.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mona Lee Addington, and her brother, James F. Whited.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene B. (Wild Bill) Daugherty , Nickelsville, Va.; five daughters, Rhonda Snodgrass, Kingsport, Karen Turner and Shelva Elliott, both of Gate City, Va., Hilda Redwine and Patsy Robinson, both of Nickelsville, Va.; a son, Gary D. Daugherty , Jonesville, Va.; three sisters, La Verta Fugate, Atlanta, Ga., Nina Sue Fleenor and Lucille Bishop, both of Nickelsville, Va. (Snowflake community); a brother, Newton D. Whited Jr., Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; 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 her residence and a daughter's residence, Karen Turner, Route 2, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel the Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Music will be provided by Roger Easterling.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Francisco Cemetery (Big Moccasin). Pallbearers will be Greg Turner, Jason Turner, Shane Kilgore, Shannon Greear, Lee Robinson, Coy Robinson and Coy Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Turner, Joe Snodgrass and Henry L. Robinson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Eugene Braxton "Wild Bill" Daugherty

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Eugene (Wild Bill) Daugherty went to heaven on Thursday (June 7, 2007) to be with Jesus and join his wife, Edith Daugherty; grandson, Jason Turner; granddaughter, Suzzette Counts; sisters, Bertha Hillman and Drucilla Minton; brother, Charlie Mack Daugherty; mother, Pearl Francisco Hurd; and father, William Wampler Daugherty.

He was born March 3, 1911 in Scott County, Va., where he resided for all his 96 years. He was a born again Christian and attended the House of Prayer Church and all the other local churches in the immediate area. He was a farmer who loved raising a garden and who was always happy to provide tomatoes, corn, and beans to anyone who needed them.

He raised tobacco, baled hay, plowed fields, and was well-known for the many barns he built throughout the county. But, he was most famous for the molasses he made with an old horse drawn cane mill he automated to be run by his tractor. He could take a piece of scrap and make an engine run, mowers mow, and anything that didn't work he could fix without ever buying a new part for repairs.

He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather who dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He loved to tell stories to anyone that was around him and was always making them laugh.

He is survived by his daughters, Shelva Elliott, Yuma community, Patsy Robinson and husband, Henry Lee of Nickelsville, Va., Hilda Redwine of Dungannon, Va., Karen Turner and husband, Ronald of Gate City, Va., Rhonda Snodgrass of Morrison City, Va.; and son, Gary Daugherty of Big Stone Gap, Va.; sisters, Olene Gillenwater, Harriman Tenn., and Una Hartsock, Nickelsville, Va.; sister-in-law, Olene Daugherty, Nickelsville, Va.; 11 grandchildren, Lee, Coy, Carol, Tammy, Kathy, Kimberly, Glenda, Lisa, Greg, Shane and Cody; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. with the funeral at 5 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Steve Collins and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by a nephew, Danny Whited and the musical group Shoreline.

Burial will be immediately after the funeral services at the Francisco Cemetery in the "Big Moccasin" community.

The family will receive friends at the home of Shelva Elliott of the Yuma community or Karen Turner of Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Lee and Coy Robinson, Shane Kilgore, Cody Snodgrass, Greg Turner; great-grandsons, Shannon Greear and Kevin Robinson; and great-great-grandson Seth Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers will by Cecil Curtis, John Fuller, Pat Fuller, Joe Benton Taylor, Mitch Taylor, Jim Francisco, Henry Lee Robinson and Ronald Turner.

The family would like to give a "special thanks" to the staff of The Oaks in Kingsport, the staff of the Brian Center of Weber City, Va., and Dr. Gregory Demotts and his staff of Nickelsville, Va. for the love and care they gave to this unique and kind man. The love and compassion they provided will always be remembered.

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Roy Martin Dougherty

Roy Martin Dougherty, 52, of Route 6, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4 p.m. Tuesday [ 4/26/1949 ].

Mr. Dougherty was born at Shouns , Tenn. , and first came to Kingsport about 1916, when he was employed by Pennsylvania-Dixie Cement Corp.  He served in the Army in World War I and then served in the Navy for several years following the war.

He was a cabinet maker, and during the second World War was engaged in construction work at Holston Ordnance Works.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Georgia Wininger Dougherty; three sons, R. M. Jr., Earl and James; four daughters, Misses Marjorie, Jean, Betty and Caroline Dougherty; and a sister, Mrs. Walter Dorsey, all of Kingsport; his father, Mitchell Dougherty, Mountain City, and a half-brother, John Dunn, Portland, Ore.

Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel.  Burial will be in the City Cemetery , with Hammond Post No. 3, American Legion, of which he was a member, in charge of military rites at the grave.

The body will be moved to the home at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

(Kingsport News, Wednesday, April 27, 1949)  

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Susan (Hollifield) Daugherty

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Susan Hollifield Daugherty, 69, formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va., passed away at Hospice Atlanta on Thursday (July 28, 2011).

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Edward Duke Daugherty, formerly of Heflin, Ala.

In Big Stone Gap, Susan was raised by her aunt and uncle, Lois and Ben Spivey. Susan and Duke are the very proud parents of Brad Daugherty and his wife, Joy, of Johns Creek, Ga. and Ben Daugherty and his fiance, Kim, of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Lindsey (7), Rebecca (4), and Andrew (10 months).

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011 at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross, Ga. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, Ga. The family will receive friends and loved ones on Sunday, July 31, 2011 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, Ga. 30092, (770)448-5757.

Courtesy of Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

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William Henry "Bill H." Daugherty

William Henry "Bill H." Daugherty, 91, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, December 30, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Daugherty was born in Scott County, VA on November 24, 1920, a son of the late Roscoe and Dana Wampler Daugherty.

He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, was retired from the Lab at Holston Defense, and was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church where he was also a member of "The Men's Club".

In addition to his parents, his brother, Foy Daugherty preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Vermillion Daugherty, Gate City, VA; nieces, Deborah DeHaven, Leesburg, VA and Melissa Masten, Oakridge, NC; nephew, Stan Bateman and wife, Mary Tom, Gate City, VA; special cousins, Gertrude Lennox, Adams, MA, John and Bettie Barger, Gate City, VA, Mark, Mitzi, and Joshua Wilson, Gate City, VA; and special neighbors, Billy and Janet Gilliam, Gate City, VA.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 until 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Gate City United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church with the Rev. Jim Harless officiating, assisted by Rev. Betsy Warren. Gate City United Methodist Church Choir will provide the music.

Mrs. Daugherty asks that receiving of friends be at the church, and also requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Gate City United Methodist church Building Fund, 255 Walnut Street, Gate City, VA 24251.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. John Barger, Mark Wilson, Joshua Wilson, Billy Gilliam, Bucky Clabaugh, and Eddie Vermillion will serve as pallbearers. Eddie Richmond, Harry Penley, Stan Bateman, Roger Peters, Jim Stallard, Ron Bellamy, Carl Newman, and men of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Bill H. Daugherty.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Allie G. (Lawson) Davenport

Mrs. Allie Lawson Davenport, 67, 3107 Forest View Road, Kingsport, died Tuesday morning (Dec. 22, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospi­tal & Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Jack Wilburn and Sidney Maybell Lyons Lawson.

She had lived in Kingsport for the last 45 years and was a mem­ber of Bloomingdale Assembly of God.

Surviving are her husband, Harmon Edward Davenport; three daughters, Mrs. Dade (Joy) Davis, Mrs. Larry (Frances) Hicks and Mrs. Chester (Mina) Williams, all of Kingsport; two sons, Larry Davenport and Ron­ald Wayne Davenport, both of Kingsport; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Head, Clinchport, Va. and Mrs. Mina Tester, Kingsport; two brothers, Andy Lawson and Milum Lawson, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jewel Morries officiating.

Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Brian Donald Davenport

FALL BRANCH — Brian Donald Davenport, 39, Fall Branch, left this world on Thursday (April 9, 2009) due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Brian accepted Christ in January 2009 during revival at Oak Glen Baptist Church. He was a loving and caring son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed until that glad reunion day when we see him again.

He was preceded in death by his father, Darold Davenport; paternal grandparents, James and Maggie Davenport; maternal grandparents, Rice and Belle Morrison; and uncles, Haynes, Waldon, Gaynes, J.B. Morrison, Charles, Bill and Doris Davenport.

He is survived by his mother, Willidene Davis and husband, Paul of Kingsport; sister, Lori Davenport; and niece, Hannah Thomas of the home; brother, and sister-in-law, Danny and Kathy Davenport, Fall Branch; nephew, Bradley Davenport, Fall Branch; nieces: Heather Davenport, Knoxville, and Porsche Compton of Kingsport; great nephew, Riley Compton, Kingsport; best friend, Freddy Franklin and wife, Cathryn, Fall Branch; aunts and uncles, Raymond and Susie Gregory, Johnny and Linda Davenport, James and Joyce Morrison, Eddie Davenport and several cousins; special friends, Jesse Kimberlin and Carter Poore.

Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes and any time at his mother’s residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Fall Branch Chapel with Dr. Lester Morelock officiating.

Special singing will be provided by Billie Wayne Arrington.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Glen Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Davenport, Bill Morrison, Wayne Morrison, Mike Johnson and Robert Scott.

Honorary Pallbearer is Freddy Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to: Oak Glen Baptist Church, 462 Oak Glen Circle, Fall Branch, Tenn., 37656.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch is serving the Davenport family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles Doug Davenport

KINGSPORT - Charles Doug Davenport of Kingsport died Thursday, (March 18, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was a member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church and retired from Quebecor.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline [Lane] Davenport, Kingsport; a daughter, Debra Randall and husband, Gary, Blountville; a special sister-in-law, Madelyn Lane, Kingsport; three sisters, Barbara Bidinger, Baltimore Maryland, Mary Clark, Kingsport, Linda Lane, Kingsport; two brothers, Glen Davenport, Gray, Tenn., Larry Davenport, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

There will be a family graveside service Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Deborah "Deb" (Todd) Davenport

KINGSPORT — Deborah "Deb" Todd Davenport, 59, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Nov. 29, 2008) at Life Care Center of Gray.
Born in Kingsport, she had lived most of her younger years in Scott County. She was a graduate of Gate City High School and Mountain Empire College. She was retired from the City of Kingsport Police Department where she worked in the Records Department and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Church Hill.
She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Todd; maternal grandparents, Oscar and Ona Miller Davis; paternal grandparents, John and Elizabeth Todd.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Davis of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; son, Todd Davenport and wife, Robbie of Surgoinsville; grandchildren, Jonathan Mullins, Michael Davis and Kenzie Davenport; mother, Madeline Eads Todd of Bristol, Va.; sister, Donna Malone and husband, Paul of Bristol, Va.; nephews, Tim Calhoun and wife, Laura, Matt Pierson.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Ronnie Trent officiating.
Music will be provided by the Mountain View Baptist Church Choir and Laura Calhoun.
Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tim Horne, Bobby Lawson, Kevin Kelly, Eric Alfred, Tom Waite and Leslie Free.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Davenport family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Rebecca Ann (Crawford) Davenport

GATE CITY, Va. — Rebecca Ann Davenport, 81, Gate City, Va., passed away Monday (March 23, 2009) after a lengthy illness.

She was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Sullivan County to Virgie and Florida Crawford.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Davenport; sister, Mary Jennings; son, Ronnie Davenport; and granddaughter, Bethany Davenport.

Surviving are her four daughters, Sandra Jones and husband, Steve, Kathy Osborne and husband, Sid, Judy Dorton and husband, Bill and Peggy Sanders and husband, Charles; one son, Nicky Davenport; 12 grandchildren, Tracy Bartley, Wendy Ervin, Amy Hulse, Kimberly Snead, Holly Davenport, Harley Dorton, Brandon Dorton, Eliza Speer, Nicole Valdez, Rusty Davenport, Natasha Davenport and Wesley Fleming; 11 great-grand- children; and one brother, Menyfea Crawford and wife, Georgia.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kings- port. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Chuck Grimm officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Harley Dorton, Brandon Dorton, Rusty Davenport, Bill Dorton, Caleb Massey, Gary Crumbley and Derrick Crumbley.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Rebecca Ann Davenport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rebecca "Beckie" (Fields) Davenport

KINGSPORT — Rebecca "Beckie" Fields Davenport, 36 of Kingsport, died unexpectedly on Thursday, (Oct. 6, 2011) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hawkins County, Beckie had lived in Kingsport for the past few years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brian David Davenport.

Beckie is survived by her daughters, Kaitlyn Davenport-Guy and husband, Josh of Gate City, Shyanne Davenport and Alyssa Davenport, both of the home; grandson, Bryan Davenport; mother and step-father, Nancy and Troy Johnson of Church Hill; father, Eugene Fields of Rogersville; sister, Tina Hill of Surgoinsville; brothers, John Fields and Josh Fields and wife, Holly, all of Church Hill; maternal grandparents, John and Christine Christian of Rogersville; paternal grandparents, Ira C. and Marie Fields of Rogersville; nieces, Chasity Hill and Gracy Fields and nephew Levi Hill.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy 11W, Church Hill, Tenn. Friends may also call anytime at the residence or at the home of her mother.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ronnie Gordon and Rev. Brandon Christian, officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holbrook Family Cemetery in Castlewood, Va. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Virginia Mae "Jenny" (Robinette) Davenport

ROGERSVILLE — Virginia Mae (Jenny) Davenport, 75, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening (Nov. 13, 2008) at her residence.
She was of the baptist faith and attended Shepard’s Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hampton and Martha Jones Robinette.
She is survived by her husband, R.L. Davenport of the home; three daughters, Barbara Davenport, Doris Gordon and husband Don, and Shelia Webb and husband Tommy, all of Rogersville; two sons, Robert Davenport, Jr. and wife Sherry and Anthony Davenport and wife Sandy, of Rogersville; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four sisters, Irene Baker of Kingsport, Janelle Stewart, Wilma Widner and Julia Black, all of Ohio; two brothers, H.T. Robinette and Jack Jones both of Ohio.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eddie Elkins officiating.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Ebbing and Flowing Springs Cemetery.
Christian-Sells Funeral Home, of Rogersville, is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Andra Lynn (Ketron) Davidson

Andra Lynn (Ketron) Davidson, 58, of Kingsport entered into rest after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday August 4, 2012.

Andra was born on April 21, 1954 in Kingsport to Eugene and Pauline Duckworth Ketron. She was employed by Eastman Credit Union for 39 years. Andra was a loving and devoted mother and nana.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Ketron.

She is survived by her mother, Pauline Ketron of Hiltons, VA; daughters, Kristi Rusek of Hiltons and Ashlee Brice and husband Sentel of Kingsport; her grandchildren, who were the joy of her life, Bailey and Leyton Rusek, Kennedy Fields all of Hiltons and Zari and Mela Brice of Kingsport; sisters, Relda Greer and husband, Jackie of Kingsport, Joan McNutt of Hiltons, Donna Williams of Weber City and Tammy Greene of Hiltons; brother, Maynard Ketron and Joyce of Kingsport; along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. A funeral service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Barber and Pastor Mark Estepp officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Pallbearers will be Brian Ketron, Jason Greer, Todd Harrison, Stuart Williams, Shane McNutt and Stacy Ervin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brad Ketron, Shannon McNutt, Dwayne McNutt, Bart Williams and Billy Greer.

Friends are asked to meet at Carter-Trent funeral home at 12 noon to go to the cemetery in a procession.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Leta B. (Fuller) Davis

Leta Fuller Davis, age 98, died in her daughter's home in Savannah, Ga., on June 23, 2004.

She was born in Blackwood, Va., and lived 73 years in Wise, Va., with her late husband David Preston Davis.

She was in the first class of Clinch Valley College in 1954 (now UVA-Wise) and a graduate of the University of Virginia. She retired from teaching in Wise County at age 65 and continued as a substitute for 19 years.

She was a member of Wise Trinity United Methodist Church, the Wise Study Club, Retired Teachers of Wise County, and her bridge group.

She was a dedicated teacher, a wonderful cook and hostess, a great friend and a conversationalist (especially on the phone), and a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Fuller and Anna Fuller Hoskins; her husband, D.P.; and her daughter and son-in-law, Gene and Betty Davis Cury.

She is survived by one sister, Jeannine Owens of Pikeville, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, A.L. and Sue Addington of Savannah, Ga.; six grandchildren, James Davis Cury and wife Raegan of Jacksonville, Fla., Neal Gene Cury and wife Romany of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Renee Cury and husband Danny Booker of Jacksonville, Fla., Phillip Cury and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville, Fla., David Preston Addington of San Francisco, Calif., and Hannah Addington of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville for Leta and her granddaughter Renee Cury who died June 24. The Rev. Chris Schuller of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Jesup, Ga., will officiate.

On July 10 at 1 p.m., a memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wise, Va.

A committal service will follow in Wise Cemetery as well as a reception for family and friends. The Rev. Chris Stanfield and the Rev. Bill Carter will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 110 Main Street Wise, Va. 24293 or U. VA's College at Wise Foundation, 1 College Ave. Wise, Va. 24293.

Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

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Daniel Patton Davidson

GATE CITY -- Daniel Patton Davidson, 93, of Route 1, Gate City (Daniel Boone Community) died at 4 p.m. Tuesday [2/28/1967] in Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County and a member of the Ida Primitive Baptist Church.  He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include one son, Pridemore Davidson of Route 1, Gate City; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Big Cut Baptist Church with Rev. Wrightly Salling, Rev. Clarence Arnold, and Rev. Billy Spears officiating.  Burial will be in the Big Cut Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, March 1, 1967

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Catherine Rowena (Dykes) Davidson

Gate City, Va. -- Mrs. Catherine Davidson, 68, died at her home in the Daniel Boone Section, near here, Sunday [7/24/1949] at 11:45 a.m.

Survivors are her husband, Daniel and two children, a son, Pridemore, and Mrs. Lovely Hamons both of Gate City.  Two brothers, John and Milton, Gate City and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Roberts, of Greene County and Mrs. Mollie Wells, of Gate City.  10 grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ida Church in Boone community with interment in the church cemetery.

Rev. Wm. Johnson and E. Duncan will officiate.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, July 26, 1949

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Charles N. Davidson

BRISTOL, Va. -- Charles N. Davidson, 81, 5800 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., died Sunday morning [1/5/1964] at his home.

He was a member of Pleasant View Methodist Church, a retired farmer and former Commissioner of Revenue in Wise Co, Va.  He had also served as postmaster in Stonega, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Zoie Quillen Davidson; two sisters, Mrs. Roberta McConnell, Gate City, and Mrs. Clara Jessee, Nickelsville; one brother, George H. Davidson, Gate City.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Akard Funeral Chapel with the Rev. R. F. Harris and Rev. Richard Looney officiating.  Burial was in Shelby Hills Cemetery in Bristol.

Kingsport Times, Monday, January 6, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Charlie James Davidson

July 24, 1933 - June 27, 2014

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Charlie James Davidson, 80, Alley Valley community of Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Charlie was born in Scott County, VA on July 24, 1933 to the late Cornellius Cleveland and Ora Belle Baldwin Davidson.

In addition to his parents; his brothers, Clay, Robert Lee, Earl, and Roy Davidson; and sisters, Effie Davidson, Nellie Dingus, and Kathleen Chess preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters, Shirley Casteel and husband, Tim, Hiltons, VA; sons, James (Tom) Davidson and friend, Doris, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Michael Anthony (Pete) Davidson, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sisters, Kate Davidson Nelms, Kingsport, TN, Callie McLemore and husband, David, Kingsport, TN, and Mary Ruth Davidson, Kingsport, TN.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, July1, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Joe Greear officiating. Toke Hensley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2014 at the Kimbler Cemetery, Alley Valley community of Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 to go in procession to the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Gate City Funeral Home to help defer the funeral costs.

The family would like to thank Peggy Hensley for all of her love and help with Charlie and to his neighbors, the Kimblers for the good food they provided.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Charlie James Davidson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence E. "Gene" Davidson

Clarence E. ``Gene' Davidson, 89, passed away February 18, 2010.

Born in Gate City, Virginia, he lived most of his life in the Akron area and retired from Babcock & Wilcox in 1980, with 35 years service as a supervisor. He was also a faithful member of Celebration Church since 1959.

Gene was preceded in death by his sons, Randall and Michael, and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sarah Ellen, one brother and two sisters.

The funeral service will be Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 10 a.m., at the Celebration Church, 688 Dan St., with Pastor Jeff Wade officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Eckard Baldwin Funeral Home, 760 E. Market St., on Friday, February 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Akron, Ohio Newspaper
Submitted by Bruce Damon

Donald Austin Davidson

May 15, 1932 - April 28, 2014

Mr. Donald A. Davidson, age 81, of Kingsport, died Monday April 28, 2014 at his residence.

A native of Sullivan County, TN, Mr. Davidson was born on May 15, 1932, the son of the late Willard Thomas & Clara Anna Darnell Davidson. He proudly served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Davidson was employed with Eastman Kodak as an Analytical Lab Operator. He and his beloved wife of 59 years are charter members of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Edna Hicks and Edith White, two nephews, "Dickie" Hicks and Ronnie Gibbons, two brothers-in-law, M.D. Thurman and Charles Gibbons.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Mrs. Imogene Thurman Davidson. Nieces, Martha (Lowell) Holbrook, Carol (Bill) Bourke. Nephew, Donald "Eddie" Hicks. Three brothers-in-law, James (Sharon) Thurman, Alvin Goins, and Reed Minor. Four sisters-in-law, Mildred Gibbons, Odell Thurman, Agnes Minor, and Louise Goins. A number of great nieces and nephews also survive along with special friends Richard (Sonia) Crumbly and Alfred (Dorothy) Cockrun.

Funeral services for Mr. Davidson will be conducted on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Baker and Dr. Greg Burton officiating and special music by Alvin Goins, TeRonna Hall and Teresa Phillips. Burial with will follow in the Garden of Memories of East Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12 noon until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family lovingly requests that memorial contributions be made to the Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 108 Colonial Heights Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663 or to the Pleasant View Baptist Church, 1501 Stadium Dr. Kingsport, TN.

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

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Earl Eugene Davidson Sr.

Mar 28, 1945 – Sep 8, 2011

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Earl Eugene Davidson, Sr., 66, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Davidson was born in Scott County, VA on March 28, 1945, the son of the late Cornelius and Ora Baldwin Davidson.

In addition to his parents, his son Earl "Bo" Davidson; sisters, Effie Davidson, Kathleen Chess, and Nell Dingus; brothers, Roy Davidson, Bob Davidson, and Clay Davidson preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Davidson, Ft. Blackmore, VA; daughters, Debbie Page, Yuma, VA and Jeannie Burchfield and husband, Mike, Surgoinsville, TN; son, Robert Davidson and wife, Gina, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Melissa Page, Darrell Page, Sarah Davidson, Rachel Davidson, Josh Davidson, and Tyler Burchfield; sisters, Kate Nelms, Kingsport, TN, Callie McLemore, Kingsport, TN, and Mary Davidson, Ft. Blackmore, VA; and brother, Charlie Davidson, Ft. Blackmore, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at a 12:00 Noon, Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Alley Valley Independent Church with the Rev. Joe Greear officiating.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Earl Eugene Davidson, Sr.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Elizabeth Alley “Lizzie” ( Taylor ) Davidson

GATE CITY , Va. - Elizabeth Alley (Lizzie) Davidson , 91, Route 1, died Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at the home of her daughter Virginia. She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Davidson ; her parents, John C. and Senna Powers Taylor; and six brothers.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Malcolm Horton, Gate City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Allie Davidson , Clinchport, Va., and Paul and Wanda Davidson , Abingdon, Va.; three granddaughters, Brenda Peters, Gate City, Va., Cathy Givens, Clinchport, Va., and Renee Coe, Christiansburg, Va.; three grandsons, Dennis Horton, Kingsport, Jimmy Davidson , and Steve Davidson , both of Abingdon, Va.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith M. Stewart, Clinchport, Va.; and one brother, James K. Taylor, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the home of Virginia and Mack Horton.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Combs and the Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Dennis Horton, Bill Peters, Steven Davidson , Greg Coe, Ben Givens and Jason Horton.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emil Cecil Davidson

CARROLLTON, Ga. — Mr. Emil Cecil Davidson, 69, of Carrollton, Ga., passed away on Saturday, (April 27, 2013).

He was born on Oct. 28, 1943 in Scott County, Va., the son of the late Robert Nathan Davidson and Georgia Claire Jennings Stallard. He was a 1963 graduate of Nickelsville High School in Nickelsville, Va., and had worked for 16 years as an offset printer with Thomasson Printing. He served with the National Guard from 1963 until 1969, and was one of the founding fathers of the West Georgia Two Cylinder Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louella Payne; brother-in-law, Norman Payne; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Strong Davidson; daughter, Melissa (Ben) Simpkins of Buchanan; sons, Randal (Becky) Davidson of White House, Tenn., and William Davidson and special friends, fiance Michelle Long and Cody Ayers of Carrollton; sister, Nannie Harlan of Barberton, Ohio; brother, Coy (Judy) Davidson of Johnson City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brandon Davidson, Luke Davidson, Tyler Davidson, and Melony Davidson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Wally Dedman and Mr. Phillip Swafford officiating.

Those serving as pallbearers will be Robert Kelly, Chris Jones, Dennis Steed, Wayne Cates, Rick Payne, Billy George, and Ben Simpkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the West Georgia Two Cylinder Club of Carrollton and his co-workers.

Interment will follow in Carroll Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from noon until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tanner Hospice, 101 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, Ga. 30117 or American Cancer Society, 301 Kelly Dr., Ste. 3, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269 or www.cancer.org. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

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Fannie Hazel (Bellamy) Davidson

KINGSPORT - Fannie Hazel Bellamy Davidson, 87, formerly of 5130 W. Carters Valley Road, passed away Thursday evening (Nov. 23, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Bellamytown), she came to Kingsport in 1936 and had been a resident of Greystone Health Care for the last year. She attended Shoemaker High School of Gate City, Va.

She retired from Bon Ton Cleaners after over 30 years of service.

She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Fred Davidson; parents, William H. and Eliza Spivey Bellamy; three sisters, Minnie Pendleton, Lakie Peters and Dorothy Ketron; three brothers, J. Carl Bellamy, Cecil Bellamy and Herbert Bellamy.

Surviving are five sisters, Ms. Zella Manier, Johnson City, Miss Mildred Bellamy, Kingsport, Ms. Daphne Linville, Erwin, Ms. Geraldine Gray, Kingsport and Mrs. Harry B. (Vilas) Sykes, Gray; one brother, Walter G. Bellamy, Mount Carmel; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill, with the Rev. Mark Dance officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgeview Baptist Church, 234 Hurd Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Kingsport Times-News
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Helen Frances (Sergent) Davidson

DUNGANNON, Va. — Helen Frances Davidson, 82, of Dungannon, Va., entered into rest Monday (March 2, 2009) at Wexford House.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 15, 1926, to the late Albert Sargent and Gladys Wolfe Sargent. She was a Christian and was of the Methodist faith.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Clarice Sargent; and one brother, Jimmy Sargent.

Survivors include her daughter, Rita and husband, the Rev. Steve McNew, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sons, John Doug and wife, Frances Davidson, Dungannon, Va., Ronald Davidson and friend, Betty Eidson, Kingsport, David Lee and wife, Gayle Davidson, Dungannon, Va.; grandchildren, Tracie Hillman, Diana Frazier, Westley Davidson, Wendell Davidson; great-grandchildren, Tucker and Riley Hillman; great-great-granddaughter, Abigail Frazier; sister, Eloise and husband, Bob Mortimer, Leguesta, Fla.; niece, Patricia Cole; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Rita McNew.

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve McNew and the Rev. Ed Blair officiating.

Music will be provided by Pine Grove Harmony.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Helen Frances Davidson.

Kingsport Times-News
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Homer Worley Davidson

WEBER CITY, Va. - Homer Worley Davidson, 81, Elm, departed this life Thursday (April 12, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a retired mechanic with the Scott County Co-op.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Wallen Davidson (1996); parents, Worley and Partha Elliott Davidson; sister, Geneva Fraley; and brothers, Elmer Davidson and Arnold Davidson.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Barbara Davidson, Sarasota, Fla., and Jerry and Linda Wallen, Absecon, N.J.; grandchildren, Sherry Wallen, John Wallen, Sara Beth Carter and Summer Davidson; great-grandchildren, Blaine Smith and Deja Carter; special friend, Ann Jennings, Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Woods, Carl 'Butch' Dingus, J.C. Quillen, Jeff Tipton, Frank Fraley and Harold Addington.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac Worley Davidson

GATE CITY , Va. - Isaac W. Davidson, 82, Gate City , Va. , died Wednesday (May 20, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

He was born in Scott County, Va. and had resided in Clinch­port, Va.

He was a member of First Christian Church and had retired from Foot Mineral Corp and was also a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patton and Elizabeth Taylor Davidson; one sister, Emmy Davidson; two brothers, Lloyd and Lee Davidson; one grandson, Todd Salyers.

Surviving are his wife, Blanche Q. Davidson, Gate City , Va. ; two daughters, June Davis, Gate City , Va. and Jo Salyers, Hilton , Va. ; two sons, Robert Da­vidson, Gate City , Va. and Fred Davidson, Kingsport ; six grand­children; two great-grandchil­dren; one step-granddaughter.

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. Bill Tignor officiating.

Interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View ­Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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James Robert “Bob” Davidson

GATE CITY, Va. - James Robert (Bob) Davidson, 79, of Route 3, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 7, 1923, and was the son of the late Roy L. Davidson and Margaret Ethel Bellamy Davidson. He was retired from AFG (Greenland) after 23 years of service, and was a farmer.

Mr. Davidson was a member of Cameron United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School superintendent and was chairman of the board for over 30 years.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Jenny) Jo Ford Davidson; sisters, Edna Bellamy and Helen Tate; brother, Roy L. Davidson Jr.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Jo Litle and husband Mark, Mount Carmel; sons, James (Randall) Davidson, Mount Carmel, Danny Lynn Davidson and wife Betty, Gate City; grandchildren, Holly Litle, Heather Litle Christian and husband Tracy, Heath Davidson and wife Amber, Becky Davidson; great-granddaughter, Emily Jo (Little Bit) Christian, and unborn great-grandchild due in August; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence.

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

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bellamy Cemetery (Waycross community).

Pallbearers will be G.B. Sallee, Wallace Lane, Verbie Morgan, Jim Carroll, Bill Eachen, Ronnie Tate, Jackie Tate and Billy Bellamy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Burl Jones and Jack Shuler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Davidson, Route 3, Box 540P, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Kelly Davidson

Kelly Davidson, 79, of Route 6, passed away Friday (March 18, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on June 11, 1925 and was the son of the late Isaac Andrew Davidson and Alice Cookenour Davidson. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II. He retired from Mead Corp. and was a member of Catlett Lodge No. 35 in Gate City, Va.

Mr. Davidson was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Morrison Davidson, on Feb. 3, 2005; sister, Opal Davidson; brothers, Gene Davidson and J.C. Davidson.

Surviving are his daughters, Cindy Davidson Hobbs and husband, Harlan, Gate City, Va.; Lynn Davidson Saucier and husband, Michael, Church Hill; mother-in-law, Frances Morrison, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Rachel Saucier, Dallas, Tex.; Sgt. Beau Saucier (US Army) Iraq; sister, Flara Gilliam, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

A Masonic service by Catlett Lodge No. 35 of Gate City will be at 8 p.m. and funeral services to follow with Rev. Mark Todd officiating.

Music will be provided by the Todd Sisters.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery.

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

Members of the masonic lodge will serve as pallbearers.

In memory of Mr. Davidson, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. (1-800-227-2345) or American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Dr., Suite 113, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 (800-242-8721).

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle H. Davidson

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

KINGSPORT - Kyle H. Davidson, 88, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (Aug. 5, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born April 10, 1915 in Erwin to the late Kemp and Mattie Davidson. He was a member of the Glen Alpine Methodist Church in Sullivan Gardens.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Silva Davidson; and daughter, Martha Ann Alfaro.

Survivors include his sons, Morris Davidson of Fremont, Calif., and Philip R. Davidson Sr. of Grand Prairie, Tex.; daughters, Patsy Collins of Batesville, Ark., and Robin Davidson of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Quillen of Gate City, Va.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 6, 2003) at the Glen Alpine Methodist Church in Sullivan Gardens with Pastor John Toney officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Holston Home for Children, St. Jude Hospital, or a children's charity of your choice.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Loretta Joyce (Morrison) Davidson

GATE CITY, Va. - Joyce Morrison Davidson, 73, passed away Thursday (Feb. 3, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County on Jan. 5, 1932 and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Davidson was of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cary Lell Morrison; sisters, Jeanne Morrison and Edith June Morrison; brothers, James Morrison and Charlie Morrison.

Surviving are her husband, Kelly Davidson, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Harlan Hobbs, Hiltons, Va., Lynn and Michael Saucier, Church Hill; grandchildren, Rachel Saucier, Dallas, Tex., and Beau Saucier, Iraq; mother, Frances Helen Carter Morrison, Gate City, Va.; brothers, C.L. Morrison and wife Helen, Clemmons, N.C., and Sam Morrison, Banner Elk, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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

Music will be provided by the Todd Sisters.

Graveside services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In memory of Joyce Davidson, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
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Margaret Ethel (Bellamy) Davidson

Gate City, Va . - Mrs. Margaret Ethel Davidson, 53, died at her home in the Waycross community of Scott County, Thursday [8/15/1946] at 7:30 p.m.

A native of Hawkins County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late James and Polly Horton Bellamy, and was widely connected by blood ties in this section. She was a member of the Cameron Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Roy L. Davidson; two sons, Roy, Jr., and Robert, all of the Waycross section; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Bellamy, Church Hill, and Mrs. R. S. Tate, Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, George Bellamy, Church Hill, and J. B. Bellamy, Gate City.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Cameron Methodist Church near Waycross with the Rev. C. V. Bellamy of Kingsport in charge. Burial will be in the nearby Bellamy cemetery.

Friends will serve as pall and flower bearers.

Kingsport News, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ann (Rogers) Davidson

Mrs. Mary Ann Davidson, 84, died at her home Route No. 4, Gate City, Va., at 2:30 a.m., Thursday [4/19/1951.]

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. M. F. Barker and Mrs. J. H. Anderson, both of Kingsport, Mrs. C. C. Shelton and Mrs. W. H. Wolfe, both of Gate City. Her husband, James Davidson, died in 1929.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday at the Cowans Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. George C. Coldiron officiating.

Burial will be in Haynes Cemetery near Gate City.

Kingsport News, Friday, April 20, 1951

Submitted by Don Lane

Melvina "Vinney" (Wallace) Davidson

KINGSPORT — Melvina "Vinney" Wallace Davidson, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Dec. 13, 2008) at her residence following a long illness.
Born in Surgoinsville, Vinney had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Davidson (2005); and her parents, Artie and Mary Frances Amos Wallace.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Hilton and husband, Bob of Rockledge, Fla.; son, Eddie Davidson and wife, Mary Ann of Kingsport;
two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Freeman and husband, Al, Clois Marshall and husband, Gene, both of Kingsport; brothers, Bud Wallace and wife, Debbie of Kingsport, Hansel "Peanut" Wallace and wife, Charlotte of Blountville, Ode Wallace and wife, Margaret of Kingsport, A.D. Wallace and wife, Marsha of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.
A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J.R. Pratt officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morrison Chapel Church Cemetery. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Davidson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Minnie Lee (Fugate) Davidson

CLINCHPORT -- Funeral for Mrs. Minnie Lee Davidson, who died Thursday [ 12/30/1965 ] at the age of 92, will be held in Clinchport Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Rev. M. D. Hammond and Rev. Howard Gothard will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the Slant Methodist Church Cemetery .

The body will leave the Gate City Funeral Home for the church at noon .

(Kingsport News, Saturday, January 1, 1966)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mollie (Rose) Davidson

KINGSPORT — Mollie Rose Davidson, 95, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, (March 8, 2008) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor Healthcare in Kingsport.

She was born in Russell County, Va. and moved to the area at an early age. Mollie was a homemaker and a member of State Line Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Davidson; a son, Buddy Davidson; a granddaughter, Leslie Jon Miller; her parents, Jim and Alice Vanderpool Rose; two sisters, Nannie Johnson and Estelle Wells; and five brothers, Charles, Oscar, Stewart, Britton and Preston Rose.

Mollie is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Delores Jennings and husband, Jack, Mrs. Phyllis D. Canipe and husband, Artie, all of Kingsport, and Ms. Ireates Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl Wayne Davidson and wife, Debbie; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Ruby Parsons of Highlands, Ind.; two brothers, Grover Rose and Denver Rose, both of Virginia; special friends, Jannie and Ken Lane of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Boyd Holder, officiating.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Morrison Chapel Church Cemetery, Kingsport and family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Welmers, Gerrit Welmers, Calan Canipe, Terry Light, Jared Light, Ian Davidson and Cotton Gregg.

Carter Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is honored to serve the family of Mollie Davidson.

Kingsport Times-News
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Nancy S. (Darnell) Davidson

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Nancy S. Darnell Davidson, 73, of Indianapolis, died Jan. 11, 2009.

She was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Clinchport, Va., to Audley and Gertrude Darnell (deceased). Nancy retired from Kroger Co., after 28 years of service. She attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Willie J. Davidson; children, James A. Davidson and Lisa M. (Larry) Shoemaker; grandchildren, James Kurtis (Jojo) Shoemaker, Kaitlin Shoemaker; great-granddaughter, Peyton Shoemaker.

Calling hours were from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Legacy Funeral Center at Memorial Park.

Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2515 S. Arlington Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46203.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Bascom Davidson

GATE CITY, Va. -- Robert Bascom Davidson, 84, of Rte. 2, Gate City, died Sunday morning [9/19/1965] at his home after a short illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County and was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Davidson of Gate City; a step-mother, Mrs. Clova Davidson of Gate City; two sons, Verl and  Emerson both of Gate City; one brother, Henry Davidson of Coeburn; one sister, Mrs. Oshia McConnell of Gate City; six half-sisters, Mrs. Audrey Dorton of Appalachia, Mrs. Ruby Speers of Weber City, Mrs. Lena Faye White of Ohio; Mrs. Bonnie Starnes of Slant, Mrs. Pauline Elliott of Gate City, and Mrs. Becky Jones of Norton; two half-brothers, Eugene of Akron, Ohio and Willie of Indiana.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Earl Austin will officiate.  Burial will follow in the McConnell Cemetery in the Midway Community.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening.

Kingsport Times, Monday, September 20, 1965

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Robert Wayne "Wayne" Davidson

Mar 13, 1943 – May 2, 2014

Gate City, VA - Wayne Davidson, 71, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home with his loving wife by his side.

Wayne was born in Scott County, VA on March 13, 1943, son of the late Tyler and Mary Belle Davidson.

He was a lifelong resident of the Yuma Community where he was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

Wayne worked at The Eastman for 33 years before retiring. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a proud participant of Scott County Relay for Life and a member of Family United for a Cure. He worked endless hours to help raise money to find a cure.

He was a member of Catron’s Chapel Baptist Church and loved serving his Lord and Savior in any way he could.

He was lifelong member of the Clinch Mountain Coon Club where he served as President and Treasurer.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Tyler Davidson, Jr.; father-in-law, Sam McGee; and brother-in-law, Shorty Haynes preceded him in death.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 37 years, Joyce McGee Davidson, Yuma, VA; daughter, Kim Davidson Wilson and husband, Steve, Kingsport, TN; bonus daughter, Brenda McGee Estep and husband, John, Yuma, VA; bonus son, Jeff Fields and wife, LaCosta, Yuma, VA; two precious granddaughters, Emilyn Wilson and Hadley Wilson, Kingsport, TN; bonus grandson, Caden Fields, Yuma, VA; sisters, Claudia Haynes, Yuma, VA and Kathleen Bland and husband, Gene, Church Hill, TN; mother-in-law, Hazel McGee Darnell and husband, Walker, Kingsport, TN; sisters-in-law, Dot Davidson, Yuma, VA and Emogene Quillen and husband, H.E., Yuma, VA; brothers-in-law, Sam McGee and wife, Pat, Kingsport, TN, Mack McGee and wife, Cora, Gate City, VA, Henry McGee and wife, Susan, Glen McGee, Bobby McGee, and Charles McGee and wife, Trish, all of Gate City, VA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends whom he loved dearly.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Larry Tolley officiating. Dale Smith and Grace Stidham will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA following the service. Tom Fields, Hagan Hartgrove, Ben Tittsworth, Warren Fansler, David Wininger, and Mark Lowe will serve as pallbearers. Past and present members of the Clinch Mountain Coon Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Edwin McElroy, his nurse Joyce and Wendy Vogel, FNP and all the nurses of Kingsport Hemotology and Oncology, and Melissa Shoria with Hospice for all their special care and love shown us during Wayne’s sickness.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Scott County Relay for Life in care of Family United for a Cure, 5637 Yuma Road, Gate City, VA 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wayne Davidson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Hassie Davidson

GATE CITY, Va. - Roy Hassie Davidson , 78, died Wednesday (March 10, 1999) at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Born in Scott County, Va., on July 13, 1920, he was the son of the late C.C. and Ora Belle Baldwin Davidson .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dovie Kerns Davidson ; a sister, Kathleen Chess; and a brother, Robert Lee Davidson .

Surviving are three daughters, Virginia Pauline Ramey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Betty Agnes Johnson, Weber City, Va., and Linda Belle Lawson, Kingsport; four sons, Willie Mack Davidson , Fred Lee Davidson and Gary Keith Davidson , all of Gate City, Va., and James Hassie Davidson , Kingsport; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchldren; five sisters, Callie McLemore and Nannie Kate Nelms, both of Kingsport, Nell Dingus, Gate City, Va., Effie Davidson and Mary Davidson , both of Weber City, Va.; two brothers, Charlie Davidson and Earl Jerry Davidson , both of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Walker Darnell and the Rev. George Willis officiating. Music will be provided by the Midway Baptist Church Quartet.

Burial will be at the Kimbler Family Cemetery, Starnes Bluff. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Lloyd Davidson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Samuel Lloyd Davidson, 63, Route 1, Clinchport , Va. died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday [ 12/10/1970 ] in Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was employed by the Scott County School Board as a bus driver for Rye Cove High School .

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Davidson of Clinchport; two sons, Paul Davidson, Abingdon, Va., Bill Davidson, Clinchport; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Davidson Horton, Gate City; one brother, Worley Davidson, Clinchport; his mother, Mrs. Eliza Taylor, Clinchport; six grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Samuel Lloyd Davidson, 63, who died Thursday will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from Warren Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. M. D. Hammond, the Rev. Shannon Powers and the Rev. Claude Lane . Interment will follow in Holston View Cemetery . The body will remain in the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday. The Warren Funeral Home of Weber City is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday, December 11, 1970)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Tyler Hoge Davidson Jr.

WEBER CITY , Va. - Tyler H. Davidson Jr., 76, passed away Tuesday ( Feb. 24, 2004 ) at home with his family by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tyler H. Davidson Sr. and Mary Bell Shelton Davidson.

He is survived by Dorothy (Dot) Bellamy Davidson, his loving wife of 55 years; children, Ron Davidson and wife Janet of Montgomery, Ala., Carol Eads and husband Ray of Chester, Va., Alan Davidson and wife Joan of Marshall, Va., Mark Davidson and wife Diana of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew Eads and wife Stefanie, Andrew Eads and wife Mary, Joshua Davidson, Michael Davidson, Doug Davidson and wife Heather, Kristy Davidson, Daniel Davidson and Brian Davidson; great-grandson, Zachary Eads; sister, Claudia Haynes; sister, Kathleen Bland and husband Gene; brother, Wayne Davidson and wife Joyce.

Tyler served in the U.S. Merchant Marines from 1945-47 and retired from the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1988. He was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church , Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 F&AM, Mended Hearts Chapter 156, American Legion Post 265, the Yuma Ruritan Club and the Clinch Mountain Rangers (SCV).

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the residence. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. by Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 F&AM in the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Kenneth Pierce and the Rev. Joe Marine officiating.

Music will be provided by Ron Darnell and Gail Brown.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va.

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

Donations may be sent to Holston View United Methodist Church , 117 Church St., P.O. Box 2278 , Weber City , Va. 24290-3142 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Valerie Gail Davidson

KINGSPORT - Valerie G. Davidson, 53, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Aug. 21, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Valerie was a resident of Kingsport for the last 13 years. She enjoyed gospel singing, traveling, and being with her "dad."

She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Kerns; her father, Guy Davidson; two uncles, Frank Hammonds and Melvin Hammonds.

Surviving are her "dad," James "Jim" Kerns of Kingsport; two brothers, Michael Davidson and Jeff Ray, both of Kingsport; three stepbrothers, Jason Cooley of Bluff City, Justin Cooley of Gray, and Joe Kerns of Bluff City; and uncle, Mel Hammond of Kingsport; along with several other uncles, aunts, nephews, and nieces. Special gratitude goes to her caregiver, Janice Wells.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and also anytime at the home of "dad," Jim Kerns, 204-B. Emmett St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Frank McMahan and Pastor Gordan Hughes officiating.

Charlie Sexton, Rant Spears, Jimmy Spears and Betty Spears will provide special music.

Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill IV Mausoleum of Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Jo “Jenny” (Ford) Davidson

GATE CITY — Virginia (Jenny) Jo Ford Davidson, 72, of Route 3 (Yuma community), died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Wellmont Hospice House after a lengthy illness.
Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., Mrs. Davidson was a homemaker and a loving wife of 53 years.
She was also a member of Cameron United Methodist Church, and Yuma Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack R. and Fannie Maude Sandidge Ford.
Surviving are her husband, James Robert (Bob) Davidson; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Jo and Mark Litle, Mount Carmel; sons and daughter-in-law, James (Randall) Davidson, Mount Carmel, and (Danny) Lynn and Betty Davidson, Gate City; grandchildren, Heather Litle Christian, Holly Litle, and Heath and Becky Davidson.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Calvin Tabor officiating.
Music will be provided by Ann Bellamy.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bellamy Cemetery, Waycross Community.
The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Burl Jones, Jim Carroll, Wallace Lane, Verbie Morgan, Billy Bellamy, Ronnie Tate, Bill Eachen, and G.B. Sallee.
Memorials may be made to Cameron United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Davidson, Route 3 Box 540P, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Walker Davidson

KINGSPORT - Walker Davidson, 92, passed away Thursday (Nov. 3, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mr. Davidson had been a resident of Kingsport most of his adult life. He retired from Penn-Dixie with over 33 years of service.

He is survived by his wife Melvina Wallace Davidson, of the home; daughter, Dorothy Hilton and husband Bob, Rockledge, Fla.; son, Eddie Davidson and wife Mary Ann, Kingsport; grandchildren, Allen Hilton and wife Joanie, St. Johns, Fla., and Mike Hilton, Melborne, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Mike Hilton and Allison Hilton; sister-in-law, Mollie Davidson, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Sunday with Rev. J.R. Pratt and Rev. Junior Parker officiating.

Graveside services will be at Morrison Chapel Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarice Nannie (Wagner) Davies

EL CAJON, Calif. — Clarice Wagner Davies, 76, passed away Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Davies; parents, Oscar and Eva Wagner; two brothers, Garland and Bartley Wagner.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Davies, El Cajon, Calif.; one sister, Geneva France, Kingsport; one brother, Earl Wagner, Lawton, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Mortuary, San Diego, Calif., is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alta (Fields) Derrick Davis

KINGSPORT - Alta (Fields) Derrick Davis, 78, went to be with her Lord Thursday ( Sept. 1, 2005 ) at the Brookhaven Manor Health Care Center .

Alta was born in Hiltons, Va. , June 8, 1927 and was a daughter of the late Oliver and Rosa Lee (Vencill) Fields. She was married to the late Carl Derrick.

Alta attended the Log House Church . She was a caregiver and cared for a sister for 3 1/2 years. She was always thinking of others, and put them before she did herself . She will be missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Jim, and Robert Fields; and her sisters, Bessie Taylor , Virginia Salyer and Olive Whited.

Alta is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Donald R. Rutledge of Kingsport; her brothers and sister-in-law, Elmer Fields of Stanton, Ky., and Gilford D. and Judy Fields of Lincoln, Ark.; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Chaplin Glenn Lovell.

Graveside service will follow the funeral service in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of David .

 Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Davis

September 15, 1941 - November 8, 2014

"Ronnie" - "Ron" was born at home in the Gravely community of Kingsport, TN on Sept. 15, 1941 to Charles Lester Davis and Nannie Mae Salling Davis. After a 15 month battle with cancer, he left his earthly home in Church Hill, TN on Nov. 8, 2014 and was carried by the angels to the paradise of the Lord; there to personally meet his Savior, Jesus Christ, to whom he gave his heart in 2006. Thank you to the good men at New Fellowship Ministries who through your friendship, love and discipleship, showed Ron there was REAL life in Jesus.

As a young man Ron was very athletic. He played varsity football at the high school level while still an eighth grader and varsity basketball as a high school freshman. He was a carpenter by trade; building many homes, apartment complexes and businesses in the area. He enjoyed several hobbies in his lifetime: boating; restoring antique vehicles; TN walking horses and finally found his real love: his beloved mule team of Jack and Mack. Ron and his good friend from childhood, Johnny Garber, built two show wagons for the team of mules which Ron used in competitions in TN and VA. The man and his mules were a blue-ribbon winning team taking home the “silk”, as Ron called it, each time they showed.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lester Davis and son-in-law, Glen Watson.

Surviving is his wife, Sandra; daughters, Rhonda Watson, Tracy Begley and husband, George; stepson, Brent Skelton and wife, Shelly; mother, Nannie Mae Davis; grandchildren, Amanda Ferrell and husband Jon, Heather Begley, Benjamin Watson, Tristan Skelton; great granddaughters, Sophie Ferrell and another expected in January; sister, Ina Bowers; brothers, David Davis and wife Shirl, and Don Davis; nephew, Mark Davis; niece, Jennifer Bowers Hunt and her son Avery; along with an uncle, several aunts, many cousins.

The family will receive friends at New Fellowship Ministries church at 614 Old Stage Road, Church Hill, TN from 3 – 5 pm on Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014.

Funeral service will follow at 5 pm, officiating will be Ron’s brother-in-law, Bishop Larry K. Knowles.

Ron’s wish and request was to donate his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU.

In lieu of flowers Ron would want you to do a good deed for someone; just the way many of you have been doing for us. We are so thankful for all everyone has done. Thank you to the Amedisys hospice nurses, Jeff, Becky, August and Kathy. So take a meal to someone, mow a lawn; take firewood to warm a home; just spend some time with someone sick, lonely or needing a friend; make a donation to a church or charity.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Salling, Williams, Gardner, Brickey, Flanary, Horton, Derting, Barnhart, Lane, Cox)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Fayett Davis

Claude Fayett Davis, 79, 124 Mohawk Street died Sunday [8/3/1975] at 11 p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Sullivan County for the past 35 years. Davis was a farmer and a retired employee of Slip-Not Belting Co. He was a member of the Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Monroe Davis, Kingsport; four daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Alpha) Frazier, Church Hill; Mrs. Joe (Gladys) Henderson, Mrs. Howard (Edith) McCracken, and Mrs. Paul (Thelma) Vaughn, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Pannell, Church Hill; and Mrs. Belle Jarrett, Blountville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren,

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times / Monday, August 4, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Clifford Charles Davis

KINGSPORT - Clifford Charles Davis, 74, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning (Jan. 29, 2001) in the Emergency Room at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Corbin, Ky., he was the son of the late Paul W. and Nell Harris Davis of Kentucky and Knoxville, Tenn.

He attended school in Kentucky prior to moving to Knoxville and joining the J.C. Penney Co., Inc., management program. His first of many transfers brought him to Kingsport, where he met and married the former Mary Helen Johnson of Weber City, Va. in 1953.

He was active in church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader, and was on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations, including the United Way in Elizabethton, Tenn., and Salisbury, N.C., and Rowan Technical College in Salisbury. He was a past President of the Lions Club in Elizabethton, Tenn. and of the Kiwanis Club in Georgetown, Ky.

After retiring as manager of the J.C. Penney storei n Salisbury, N.C., Mr. Davis and his wife returned to Kingsport in 1986. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kingsport and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Helen Johnson Davis, Kingsport; a sister, Trilby Davis Shelley, Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother and sister-in-law, James (Jim) and Joy Davis, Mount Airy, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Edna Pratt, Kingsport; three brothers-in-law, Ross Johnson, Kingsport, Clyde Johnson and H.T. Johnson, both of Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.

A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kingsport with the Rev. Dr. Ron Davis officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Denny White of Salisbury, N.C.

Friends will be received immediately following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the Davis family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Curtis J. "Jim" Davis, Jr

KINGSPORT — Curtis J. "Jim" Davis, Jr., 74, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Vergie Dorton Davis; first wife, Patricia Robinson Davis.

Born in Castlewood, Va., Jim had been a resident of Kingsport for most of his life. He was retired from Holston Defense, where he worked as an electrician. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church but had faithfully attended Bloomingdale Baptist Church for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Mable Ragle Davis, Kingsport; son, Bobby Davis, Kingsport; step-daughter, Debra Casey and husband, Dennis Belcher, Maryville; step-son, Tim Casey and wife, Beth, Kingsport; granddaughter, Hannah Davis; step-grandchildren, David Austin, Rebekah Austin, Rachel Mott, Shanna Myers and Casey Myers; sister, Catherine Carrier, Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bloomingdale Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Joe W. Byrd and the Rev. Phil Whittemore officiating.

Music will be provided by the Bloomingdale Baptist Church Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Garland Fields, David Baker, Gary Baker, Curtis Riner, Caryle Byington, Jerry Murrell, Jim Leach and David Austin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bloomingdale Baptist Church choir fund, 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

David Scott Davis

(Some Scott Co ancestral families were Erwin, Carter, Templeton, Alley, Gilliam, McConnell, Pendleton.)

HARRISBURG, N.C. - Scott Davis, 57, of Harrisburg, N.C., formerly of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2006) at Boston Medical Center in Boston Mass., following complications with the disease Primary Amyloidosis.

Born in Kingsport, Scott graduated from Lynn View High School in 1966 where he was All Conference and MVP of his basketball team. He attended Davidson College where he played basketball, and later graduated from East Tennessee State University.

Most of his working life, Scott owned and operated Pharmaceutical Development Associates, a clinical research company. Scott was president of the Kingsport United Methodist Youth Fellowship during 1965-1966. He was a life member of The Mountain Retreat & Learning Centers in Highlands, N.C., and a member of the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Scott was an avid scuba diver, bridge player, and hiker.

Surviving are his wife, Darla Odum Davis of the home; step-daughter, Amy McKay and husband Rick, Bradenton, Fla.; step-son, Jeff Spratling and wife Lara, Bernie, Mo.; parents, Herman and Jean Davis, Kingsport; two sisters, Judy Hicks and husband Lynn, Kingsport, Martha Parker and husband Joe, Blountville; 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 be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Aaron Pierce.

Music will be provided by The Mountain Quartet.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Hicks, Michael Hicks, Daniel Skelton, Lucas Parker, Chris Fain, and Jeff Spratling.

It was Scott's wishes to be cremated.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Charlotte, N.C., at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amyloid Research Fund, 715 Albany Street, K503, Boston, MA 02118.

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Esther Nell (Christian) Tipton Spears Davis

GATE CITY, Va. - Esther Spears Davis, 85, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2005) at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Weber City, Va., with all her children by her side.

She was born in the Copper Creek section of Scott County, Va. She was retired from the Scott County School System where she worked in food service.

She attended North Kingsport Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Callie Christian; three husbands, Robert Cecil Tipton, Ken Spears, and Paul Davis; two sons, Paul Tipton and Dan Spears; one son-in-law, Glen R. Falin; two grandsons, Keith Cleek, Brian Spears; three sisters, Gladys Darnell, Vesta Williams, Julia Tipton.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Ruth Cleek and husband Fred, Johnson City, Nancy Falin, Gate City, Locella Oaks and husband Jim (J.B.), Kingsport, Alice Click and husband Tom, Kingsport; five sons, Hagan Tipton and wife Laura, Kingsport, David Spears and wife Judy, Kingsport, Ricky Spears and wife Dollie, Kingsport, Terry Spears and wife Brenda, Gate City, Jerry Spears, Gate City; daughter-in-law, Rita Tipton, Gate City; 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Clayla Grogan, Washington, D.C.; three brothers, J.M. Estep, Gate City, Leck Christian, Tell City, Ind., Ben Christian, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Monyah Palmer.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Williams, Chad Spears, Kenny Spears, Jerry Salyer, David Shupe, Matthew Falin, Arthur Falin, and Rick Stokes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Spears, Sam Owens, Brandon Salyer, and Terry Doran.

Family would like to give a special thanks to a host of care- givers and nurses at the Brian Center who loved and cared for her.

Family requests that memorial contributions be made to North Kingsport Church of God building fund, 2409 N. John B. Dennis, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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Eva Lillian (Lane) Davis

KINGSPORT - Eva L. Davis, 89, of Gibson Mill Road, Kingsport, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday (Dec. 27, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born Eva Lillian Lane in Duffield, Va., on Jan. 13, 1916. Eva was married to the late Charles R. Davis, who preceded her in death February 1992.

Eva and Charles moved to Kingsport in 1937 and lived at several different residences. Eva retired from Holston Valley Hospital in 1984.

She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Charles R. Davis of California and Tommy L. Davis of Kingsport; one grandson, Stephen Davis of Arizona; two sisters, Cosby of Virginia and Sylvia of Kingsport; and one brother, Jethro of Kingsport.

Surviving are her son, Bill G. Davis and wife, Katrina of Kingsport; grandsons, Gary Davis and wife, Diana of New Jersey, Tommy Davis of North Carolina, Mike Davis and wife, Melinda of California, and Jeff Davis and wife, Lori of Mississippi; granddaughters, Terry Davis of Tennessee, DeDe Davis Lyle and husband, David of Mississippi, Lori Davis Garriga of Tennessee; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Entombment services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor David Powers officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m.

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Frances Ruth Davis

September 5, 1927 - December 13, 2013

Frances Ruth Davis, was born on September 5, 1927 at Speers Ferry, Virginia and died, December 13, 2013 at Wilcox Hall in Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

The daughter of the late J. Frank and Leona Hodges Davis, she graduated from Rye Cove Memorial High School and Whitney Business College. She was employed for a while at the Kingsport Press and retired from Eastman Chemical following 41 years of service.

She accepted Christ as her Savior as a young teenager and was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, VA. She was an active member who loved her church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Davis.

She is survived by two brothers, Cecil Davis and wife Vonda, of Kingsport, Pat Davis Sr and wife Jo Rhea, Kingsport; nephews, Jeffrey Davis and wife Donna, Jonesborough, Roger Davis and wife Jackie, Kingsport, Pat Davis Jr and wife Donita, Gate City; great nephew, Jackson Keith Davis, Kingsport and special sister in law, Edna Quillen Davis, Johnson City

The family will receive friends from 1 till 2:30pm Sunday December 15th, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 2:30pm with Rev. Don Hanshew and Bro. Pat Davis, Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church 174 Church St. Weber City, Va 24290 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Davis, Penley, Pierson, Stokes)

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

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Fred Junior Davis

GATE CITY, Va. - Fred Junior Davis, 71, of Sweet Gum Road, went to be with the Lord late Sunday evening at the Holston Valley Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 11, 1934 and was the son of the late Luchian and Rachel Amex Davis of Scott County , Va. He retired from the Virginia Department of Highways after 18 years of service.

He attended Rye Cove Holiness Church as long as his health permitted.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Davis; and a sister, Evajo Carter.

Surviving are his fiancee, Denise Porter, of the home; two daughters, Debra Watts and husband Rex, Lisa Adams and husband Larry, all of Gate City, Va.; one son, Austin Fred Davis, of the home; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara McDavid of Kingsport and Mattie Reach and husband Gary of Michigan; two brothers, John Henry Davis and wife Karen, Donnie Roy Davis and wife Marilyn, both of Michigan; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the family home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Hammonds officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Family Cemetery . Those wishing to attend those services are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. Thursday.

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

 

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Georgia Martha (Lane) Davis

ROGERSVILLE - Georgia Martha Lane Davis, born Nov. 30, 1913, passed away at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital on Saturday (Jan. 1, 2005) after an extended illness.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Henry Davis, Oct. 2, 1960; and her son, James Thomas Lane, June 12, 1976; sons-in-law, Donald Price, Bill Chandler, Donald Crawford and Aubrey Fuller; parents, David Bales and Mary Kersey Lane; brothers, Orbin Lane and "Buck" Lane; sisters, Lizzie Bass, Eliza Smith, Laura LaRoy, Lou Cook and Lucy Smith.

Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Barbara Jean (Don) Crawford, of Haughton, La., Mollie (Aubrey) Fuller, of Augusta, Ga., Carolyn Gibbons and husband, William E. Gibbons, M.D., of Rogersville, and Martha Kay Wolfe Kite, of Rogersville; daughter-in-law, Martha Lawson (James Thomas) Lane, of Rogersville; grandchildren, Sandra Kelley and husband George, Wm. Patrick Gibbons, Mary Turner, Martha Kaczmarek and husband Bob, all of Huntsville, Ala., Randall Price and fiancée, Teri Gailey, of College Station, Tex., Paul Price and wife Patti, of Minden, La., Victor Wolfe, Lea Ann Russell and husband Brian, all of Rogersville, Carol Ann Gilkerson, of Indianapolis, Ind., Sheri Lyn Vickery and husband Dan, of Saratoga Spring, N.Y.; great- grandchildren, Matthew Black, Bethanna McCormick and husband Ray, Mitchell and Victoria Wolfe and their mother "Dee Dee" Wolfe, Jarred Brewer, Abby Russell, David Russell, David Rhoe Jr., and Justin Gilkerson; two great-great grandchildren, Noah Allen and Tabetha McCormick; several nieces and nephews. Also, her faithful housekeepers, Betty Miller and Frances Smith; special neighbors, Peggy Jarnagin, Betty Linkous, Jim and Paula Bowman, and the Rev. Eugene C. Hageman.

Special thanks to Ruth Miller and Amy and all the caregivers.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. The family will be at the home of Martha Kay Wolfe Kite, 1401 Allison St., Rogersville.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eugene C. Hageman officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery.

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Hallie May (Amyx) Davis

(First husband b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT - Hallie May Amyx Davis, 92, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Wilcox Hall.

She was born in Hawkins County on Nov. 20, 1914 and was the daughter of the late, Samuel Wilson Amyx and Vinnie Miner Amyx. She was an employee of Borden Mill in the spinning department and was a housewife.

She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Albert Wheeler Davis Jr.; her first husband, Albert Wheeler Davis; sisters, Rachael Sarah Davis and Hazel Katherine Maggeri; brothers, Henry A. Amyx, John Amyx, Ray Amyx, Bill Amyx, Clayborne Amyx and Samuel Wilson Amyx Jr., granddaughter, Natoka Lee Smallwood.

Surviving are her husband, Charles B. Miller, of the home; daughter, Ella Weis Davis Smallwood and husband, Don of Kingsport. granddaughter, Dora Louise Vaughn, Kingsport; grandson, James David Davis of Kingsport; special friend, Terry LeRoy of Kingsport; several special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Browders Chapel Church, East Carters Valley with the Rev. Kyle Falin, Rev. John Boggs and Rev. Tommy Holder officiating.

Music will be provided by Mae M. Dickerson and the church singers.

Graveside services will follow at the Vineyard Cemetery, Eaton Hill Road, East Carters Valley.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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Harold Lloyd Davis

KINGSPORT - Harold L. Davis , peacefully departed this life on Monday ( April 10, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center , after a courageous fight against cancer.

He was a native of Scott County , Va. and son of the late Frank and Leona Hodges Davis . Harold graduated from Shoemaker High School in 1948 and the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1954. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired Manager of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Harold was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Tennessee and Virginia for 45 years, with 50 years of service to families in Tennessee and Virginia. He was a member of Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association and a member of Upper East Tennessee Association and past President of Upper Tennessee Funeral Directors Association. He was also a member of Weber City Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Quillen Davis , Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Donna Davis , Jonesborough, Tenn.; sister, Frances Davis , Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Vonda Davis , Clinchport, Pat and Jo Rhea Davis , Gate City; nephews, Roger Davis , Kingsport, Pat Davis Jr., Gate City; aunt, Grace Bellamy, Weber City.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. today at Holston View United Methodist Church , Weber City .

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in the church with the Rev. Rick Howard and the Rev. Grady Winegar officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Active pallbearers will be co-workers of Scott County Funeral Home, Mary Easterling, Bruce Kerns, Dewey Flanary, Henry Greene, Ed Carter, J.C. Quillen and David Gillenwater. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Skelton, Edmond Bowling, Sid Darnell, Kay Pierson, the Rev. Dean Smith and members of Weber City Lions Club, members of Upper East Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and members of Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

Memorials may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 2278 , Weber City , Va. 24290 .

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

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Herman Edward Davis

Born in Dante, Virginia on Jul. 29, 1926

Herman E. Davis, 86, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He retired as a chemist from Eastman Kodak Company in 1988. Herman was a devoted member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Walk to Emmaus Community. He was a Mason with the Kingsport Lodge #688 F & A M, and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Davis; son-in-law, Mike Skelton; and twin granddaughters, Lana and Leah Skelton.

Herman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean Ervin Davis; daughters, Judy Hicks and husband, Lynn of Kingsport, and Martha Parker and husband, Joe of Blountville; daughter-in-law, Darla Odum Davis of Huntersville, NC; eight grandchildren, Jenny Fain and husband, Chris, Wes Hicks and wife, Bethany, Michael Hicks, Katie Skelton, Lauren Skelton, Daniel Skelton, Lucas Parker and Amy McKay; three great-grandchildren, Emily Fain, Anna Fain and Lydia Hicks; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Donna Hester officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Hicks, Michael Hicks, Daniel Skelton, Lucas Parker, Chris Fain, Joe Haynes, Lynn Musich, Ed Daugherty and Gary Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Luther Fields, Talmadge Rogers, Glenn Gott and Brown Overbay.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, 301 Virgil Ave., Kingsport, TN 37665.

(Herman lived in Scott Co in 1930, 40. His wife, Marian Jean (Ervin) Davis is from Scott Co and has many ancestors from Scott Co.)

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

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Kyle Baker Davis

KNOXVILLE — Kyle B. Davis, 86, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Monday, (Jan. 21, 2007) at Parkwest Hospital.

He was a member of Ball Camp Baptist Church. He was a member of Faith Lodge 756 and honorary member of Beaver Ridge Lodge No. 366 and Alpha Lodge No. 376, 32nd degree KCCH Scottish Rite Temple, Kerbela Shrine Temple and West Knox Shrine Club and a member of Smokey Mountain Model A Club.

Preceded in death by four children; and several brother and sisters.

Survived by wife, Ruby Stewart Davis; son, Gregory Phillip Davis and wife, Terry of Knoxville; daughter, Mrs. Norman (Jean) Browder of Kingsport; grandson, Joe Kyle Fleenor and wife, Amy of Kingsport; step-grandson, Ryan Owenby; granddaughters, Mrs. Gene (Renea) Hyder of Kingsport, Robin Trivett of Church Hill, Mrs. Merrell (Darlene) Gibson of Church Hill, Mrs. Lee (Patricia) Fordyce of Pensacola, Fla., Ms. Kimberly Davis and Ms. Kourtney Davis both of Knoxville; step-daughters, Mrs. Tom (Jane) White of Columbia, Tenn. and Mrs. Charles (Janice) Ford of Cocoa, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Summer, Seth, Brett and Brittany Hyder, Carla and Julie Boreing, Nichole and Jessee Trivett, Christian Gibson, Jessica, Rachel and J.J. Fleenor and Lorin Fordyce.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver’s Chapel with a Masonic service to follow at 8 p.m. and the funeral service to follow. Rev. Ed Winters and Rev. Steve Foster officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a 2 p.m. graveside service.

Honorary pallbearers are Richard Gibson, Obie Goins, Clay Reagan and Tom Ailey.

Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, Tenn.

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Leona Mabel (Hodges) Davis

GATE CITY - Mrs. J. Frank Davis, (Leona Hodges), 66, of Route 1, Gate City, died early Sunday [7/14/1968] morning at the Catawba Sanatorium at Catawba, Va.

She was a member of the Marble Point Methodist

Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Frances Davis of Gate City ; three sons. Cecil of Clinchport, Va., Harold and Pat Davis, both of Gate City; one brother, Edward Hodges of Kingsport; four sisters,

Mrs. Fannie Sandidge of Gate City, Mrs. Cleo Lane of Derby, Va., Mrs. Grace Bellamy and Mrs. Martha Winegar, both of Gate City ; and three

grandsons.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gate City Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Leland Smith and the Rev. Clarence Winegar officiating. Burial will he in Holston View Cemetery .

The family will receive friends at the funeral home

from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The body will remain at the funeral home.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Monday, July 15, 1968)

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Nancy (Starnes) Davis

KINGSPORT - Nancy Starnes Davis, 61, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (March 14, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. (Ft. Blackmore), and had lived in Kingsport since an early age. She loved working in her flowers and her grandchildren were her life. She won the Beautification Award several times. Nancy was a friend to all and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Starnes and Callie Kern Starnes; and her brother, Ed Starnes.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joe E. Davis of the home; two sons, Ted Davis and wife, Donna, and Todd Davis and wife, Debbie, all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Matthew Davis, Joey Davis, Dylan Davis and Riley Davis; two sisters, Betty Tribble and husband, Allen, Judy Jones and husband, Lloyd, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Bill Starnes and wife, Jeanett of Mount Carmel, Bob Starnes of Knoxville, and Ricky Starnes of Kingsport; a special daughter-in-law, Trish Davis of Kingsport; special friend, Beverly Light of Missouri; sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Marie, Emma Lou, Shirley, Mavis, Zelma and Judy; and brother-in-law, Roy; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, or you may call anytime at the residence, 1369 Garden Drive.

Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with the Rev. James Hagy officiating.

A eulogy will be offered by Evelyn Moffitt.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m.

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

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Ona Myrtle (Miller) Eads Davis

GATE CITY, Va. _ Ona E. Davis, 95, formerly of Route 1, departed this life late Wednesday (May 17, 2000) at the Brian Center Nursing Home in Weber City, Va.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of Ida Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Douglas Eads; second husband, W.O. Davis; her parents, Conley Miller and Ella Southers Miller; four brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Madeline) Todd, Gate City, Va.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Deborah Davenport, Kingsport and Mrs. Donna Malone and husband, Paul, Bristol, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Tim, Matt, Lisa and Todd and wife, Robbie; two great-great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Michael; and four nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Due to other illnesses in the family, they will receive friends at the funeral home only.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Howard Todd officiating. A eulogy will be given by Paul Malone.

Music will be by the Todd Sisters and piano by Paul Malone.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be great-grandsons and Mark Todd, Mike Todd, B.F. Salyers Jr., John Davenport and Cecil Davis.

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Thomas Woodrow Davis Sr.

KINGSPORT - Thomas Woodrow Davis, Sr., 76, passed away Wednesday (March 1, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and was a long-time resident of Kingsport. He retired from Neal Supply Company as a diesel mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.

He was a devoted father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Davis; parents, Samuel Robert and Elsie Virginia Bragg Davis; four brothers; three sisters.

Surviving are his daughters, Tammy Pratt and husband Jay, Kingsport, Barbara Bowling and husband Buddy, Johnson City; son, Thomas Davis, Jr. and fiance, Mary Lou Fleenor, Kingsport, Michael Cross, Jr., Michelle Cross, Kristin Bowling and Kyle Bowling, all of Johnson City, Nichole Laney and Jason Pratt, Jr., both of Kingsport; sisters, Maude Helen Nelms, Kingsport and Betty Jo Davis, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the children.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 7 p.m. with Rev. Gary Davis and Pastor Dave Morgan officiating.

Music will be provided by the Bishop Family Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Haynes Cemetery (Haynes Valley), Yuma community. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Bowling, Jay Pratt, Bryan Osborne, Mike Davis, Rick Crawford, and Pattrick Crawford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Pratt, Ricky Pratt, and Ray McDavid.

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Velma Drucilla (McClellan) Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Davis, 54, who died at 5 a.m. Wednesday [2/2/1955] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following an illness of several months, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mafair Methodist Church.  The Rev. George Harr and the Rev. Sullins Dosser will officiate.  Burial will be in the River Hill Cemetery, Greeneville.

Mrs. Davis was born and spent her early life in Midway, Va.  She had lived in Kingsport for the past 30 years.  She was a member of Mafair Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Ruth Davis and one son, Bill Davis of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. M. T. McDavid, Kingsport, and Mrs. Jim McConnell, Gate City; five [six] brothers, W. P. McClellan, Norfolk, Va., C. C. McClellan and O. E. McClellan, Kingsport, O. K. McClellan, B. B. McClellan and M. S. McClellan, Gate City.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until one hour before the services at which time it will be taken to the Mafair church.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, February 2, 1955

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wilma Jean (Woods) Davis

BULLS GAP — Wilma Jean Davis, 67, of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord Monday (April 6, 2009) at her home.

She was a member of East Rogersville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Ruble Davis; daughter, Lisa Gaye Hilton; son, Jerry L. Davis; grandson, Randy H. Davis; parents, Eugene F. and Ella L. Woods; grandparents, A.B. and Laura Edna Epperson; brother, Robert E. Woods.

She is survived by her daughter, Lois Lyons and husband, Mike of Bulls Gap; sons, David Hilton and wife, Mildred, and Randy E. Davis and wife, Sandy all of Rogersville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; beloved grandson, Jeremy; two sisters, Vivian Ward and husband, Doyle and Edna Jo Simpson and husband, Jimmy, all of Rogers- ville; one brother, Lee E. Woods and wife, Kathy of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Earnest Davis, the Rev. J.C. Lawson and the Rev. John Parrott, Jr. officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is serving the Davis family.

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Joyce Ann (Short) Day

ROANOKE, Va. -- Mrs. Joyce Short Day, 39, of Clinton Ave., Roanoke, Va., died at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C., at 7:40 p.m. Saturday [3/23/1974] after a brief illness.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., a graduate of Shoemaker High School in Gate City and had attended Virginia Intermont College.  She was employed by a nursing school in Roanoke and was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Roanoke.

She is survived by her husband, Garney J. Day; one daughter, Miss Lea Beth Day; one son, Jamie Day, all of Roanoke, Va.; parents, W. H. and Nell Quillen Short, Pound, Va.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Quillen, Pound, Va.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Short Day will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church in Gate City with Rev. Lester Ferguson, Rev. Phillip Day, Rev. Edmond Bolin & Rev. Bob Lynch officiating.  Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, March 26, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Alma "Nell" Dean

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

KINGSPORT — Alma "Nell" Dean, 66, entered into rest Saturday (Nov. 1, 2008) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. June 26, 1942 to the late Orbin H. Bush and Mary "Gertrude" Bush.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Prescott, Maxine Blair and Phyllis Colley; three brothers, George, Grover and John Bush.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Virgie and Charles Davis, Church Hill and Karen Stapleton, Church Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Sidney and Billy Jo Dean, Nickelsville, Va., David and Joan Dean, Nickelsville, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Iona and Willie Robinette, Nickelsville, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Wilma Bush, Fairview, Va.; four grandchildren, Christy Harr, Chris Vicars, Alex and Jordan Dean; one great-grandson, Cayden Harr; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her grandson, Chris Vicars, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Timothy Jarrett and Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by True Love Harmony.

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

Doyle Dean, Rick Harr, Jim Castle, Ronnie Dean, Roger Sluss, Wade Johnson and Jeff Lucas will serve as pallbearers.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Annie (Bradley) Dean

Mrs. Annie Dean, 75, of Route 4, Nickelsville, died at a Marion, Va., hospital at 5:30 a.m. Thursday where she had been a patient for three months. She was born in Scott County and had spent her entire life there.

Survivors are two sons, Lilburn Dean, Kingsport, Joe Dean, Hilton, Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mable Dean, Nickelsville, one stepson, Willard Dean, of Lebanon, Va., and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rock View Presbyterian Church, Big Moccasin. Rev. Frank K. Chapo will officiate. Burial will be in the Dean Family Cemetery.

The body will remain al Carter's Chapel until time for the service.

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

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Friday, June 10, 1966)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Caney Scott Dean

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Mr. Caney Scott Dean, 82, Nickelsville, Va., went to be with the Lord, Thursday (Dec. 21, 2006) at his residence.

Mr. Dean was born in Scott County, Va., on February 15, 1924, a son of the late Clifton and Hattie Stapleton Dean.

He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, where he was wounded in action receiving a Purple Heart and an honorable discharge. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His one wish was to take his family with him. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving is his wife of sixty-three years, Ruby Dean, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Mildred Hicks and husband, Jim, Castlewood, Va.; four sons, Lawrence Dean and wife, Edith, Nickelsville, Va., Larry Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Ricky Dean and wife, Gail, Mountain City, Tenn., and Darness Dean and wife, Ramona, Kingsport; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; sisters, Emma Meade and husband, Jim, Nickeslville, Va., and Mammie Sue Dean and husband, Jack, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Charlie Dean and wife, Barbara, Gate City, Va.; sister-in-law, Nannie Kate Dean, Nickelsville, Va.; many nieces and nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Buddy Burke and the Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

The Smith Singers and Hagan and Patsy Cassell will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, Tenn. and #265 of Gate City, Va.

Bill Riggs, Gene Rasnick, Randy Lawson, Gary Dean, Ted Saul, David Dean, Bobby Dean, Zach Dean and Dusty Dean will serve as pallbearers.

Ronnie Bevins and David Redwine will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to give special thanks to his son Larry for always being there, and also to Dr. Gregory DeMotts and staff, Dixie and staff and to Glenda from Mountain Region.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving Dean family.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Carrie F. Dean

Nickelsville, Va, —- Mrs. Carrie F. Dean, 6O. died at her home in the Blue Stone Community of Scott County at 11:30 p. m. Saturday. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Her survivors include her husband Jim Dean of Nickelsville;

four sons; Claude Dean, o f Gate City; Albert, Lee and Bob Dean of

Nickelsville; three brothers; John Fields, Knoxville, Charlie and Tommy Fields of Nicklesville; three sisters; Mrs. Mannie Hammonds of Kingsport, Mrs. Addie Moore of Mendota, Va., Mrs. Minnie Shaffer of Hiltons.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Monday at Dean Chapel with the Rev. N. F. King officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; May 26, 1947

Charlie Benton Dean

GATE CITY, Va. - Charlie Benton Dean, 93, of Gate City, Midway community, went to be with the Lord Monday morning (Jan. 3, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center after an illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was born a son of the late William Patton and Catherine Lane Dean. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

He spent most all of his life farming, something he loved dearly. He was often called upon to relay history and genealogy information to the younger generation. He was very knowledgeable about Scott County - it's history and families, especially in the Midway community.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Henry, Olaf and Horton Dean; sisters, Ona Dean, Monnie Gillenwater, Clydie Benton and Hazel Tate.

Survivors include two sisters, Stella Gillenwater of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Velma Henry of Gate City; several nieces and nephews including Jimmy and Judy Crawford of Kingsport, and Jim Tate of Gate City, who were his special caregivers; and many friends also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Boone and Pastor Eddie McAmis officiating.

Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Midway community) with American Legion Post 3/Gate City Post 265 in charge of graveside services. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 12 noon Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Charlie Benton Dean.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dewey Cecil Dean

KINGSPORT - Dewey Cecil Dean, of Kingsport, (formerly of Scott County , Va. ) went to be with the Lord Tuesday ( April 4, 2006 ) at SunBridge Hillside Manor following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he had lived his life as a tenant farmer.

His wife, Myrtle Babb Dean; and parents, Harry and Mable Dean, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bill Dean, Nickelsville , Va. ; and several cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the Dean family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Douglas Wayne Dean

November 18, 1946 - June 29, 2014

Kingsport, TN - Douglas Wayne Dean, 67, Kingsport, TN, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.

Mr. Dean was born in Scott County, VA on November 18, 1946 to the late Elmer Vernon and Nannie Kate Dean.

He is survived by daughters, Judy Rhoton and husband, Kip, Mt. Carmel, TN, Julie Million and husband, Kenny, Kingsport, TN, Amanda Dean and Grayson Presnell, Kingsport, TN; brothers, James Junior Dean and wife, Sherry, Nickelsville, VA, Charlie William Dean and Friend, Nickelsville, VA, Doyle Dean and wife, Judy, Nickelsville, VA, Ronnie Dean and wife, Wilma, Nickelsville, VA; sisters, Mary Helen Sluss and husband, Mack, Nickelsville, VA, Christine Saul, Nickelsville, VA and Lucille McMurray and Gary, Hiltons, VA; grandchildren, Chastity Franklin, Thomas Dalton, Brooke Franklin, Abby Presnell and Belle Presnell; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Corn and Avery Dalton; along with several nieces and nephews.

The Dean family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Guy Elam officiating. Steve and Flo Minton will provide the music.

Military Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Holston view Cemetery, Weber City, VA by the by the American Legion Post #3 and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Sidney Dean, David Dean, Kenneth Sluss, Roger Sluss, Tony Dean, Clifford Dean, Kevin Dean, Freddie Saul and Ricky Lee McMurray 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.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Douglas Wayne Dean.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Edna Laura (Williams) Dean

August 22, 1930 - September 4, 2014

Edna Williams Dean, 84, of Weber City, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (September 4, 2014) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Edna loved to work in her garden and loved her flowers. Edna loved to go to church and was a very active member of Barker’s United Methodist Church in Hiltons. She loved to listen to gospel music and read her bible.

Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her husband, William Manuel Dean; a great granddaughter, Kortnee Lee-Ann Ramey; sisters, Clara Vanzant, Fairy Watts, Nettie Love, Lovely Slemp; her brothers, Rev. Earl Williams and Hughie Williams.

Edna Dean is survived by her son, Danny Dean (of the home); a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Joyce) Ramey (Church Hill); granddaughters, Mrs. Shannon (Missy) Berry (Church Hill), Mrs. Josh (Alisha) Calton (Mt. Carmel); great grandchildren, Christopher Gauge Berry, Savannah Grace Calton, Jackson Timothy Calton; a sister, Betty Falin (Rye Cove) along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (September 6, 2014) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday (September 6, 2014) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Combs and Rev. George Lane, officiating. Music will be provided by Bloodbrought and Sissy Gardener.

A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday (September 7, 2014) at 2 pm at Holston View Cemetery with Josh Calton, Shannon Berry, Trevor Berry, Tootie Harper, Howard Gardener, and Randy Compton serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:20 pm to go in procession.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Elizabeth Grace (Ketron) Dean

KINGSPORT - Elizabeth Grace Dean, 85, formerly of Miller Street, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was a life long resident of Sullivan County. Mrs. Dean retired from Palmer Memorial Center in 1977 after 16 years of service.

She was a member of Kingsport Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Dean; parents, Bordie and Alice Ketron; one sister; and three brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra King and husband, Ralph, Kingsport, Jayme Johnson and fiancé, James Camp, Gate City; three grandsons, Chris King, Greg Edwards and Keith Edwards; and three great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown or any time at the grandson's home, 586 Lovedale Drive.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palmer Memorial Center, 1609 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emerson J. Dean

KINGSPORT - Emerson J. Dean, 94, entered into eternal rest at the residence of his daughter on Wednesday ( July 6, 2005 ).

Born in Nickelsville , Va. , he had lived all of his adult life in Kingsport . Mr. Dean was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3.

Being a retired carpenter and painter for many years, he still enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also was an avid baseball fan.

As a dad and a papaw he has created many wonderful memories that his family will always love and remember.

Preceding him in death were his loving wife, Amanda A. Dean; son, Gary E. Dean; parents, William H. and Janie L. Dean; brothers, Eugene and William Dean Jr.; and sister, Rita Kilbourne.

Surviving are his daughter, Brenda S. Hamilton; grandson, Kevin S. Hamilton and wife, Amy; granddaughter, Amy Wells and husband, Victor; great-grandson, Seth B. Wilson; and brother-in-law, Coy Kilbourne, Weber City , Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military rites by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and Gate City Post #265 with Chaplain Rev. Joe W. Byrd.

Friends and family will meet at the cemetery (Garden of the Last Supper) at 10:45 a.m. for graveside services.

Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Hamilton, Wayne Pickens, Bob Creech, Lynn Ford, Scott Cleek, Thomas Gillis, Jerry Gillis, Cub Coffey, David Adams, John Bleakmore, Louis Shelton, Mark McDavid, Bob Cleek, Jack Patrick, Branch Morelock, Ronnie Puckett, Danny Cleek and Hack Cleek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662-9968 or to the American Legion Hammond Post #3, P.O. Box 66, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Emory Lowell Dean

HILTONS, Va. - Emory Lowell Dean, 74, Route 1, Box 139 , Hiltons, died Sunday ( March 6, 2005 ) in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center .

A native of Nickelsville , Va. , he was a son of the late Johnny and Arkansas Dean. He was a former employee of Bristol Compressors, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Gospel Baptist Church .

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dicie Mae Frazier Dean; daughters, Jennifer Beavers and husband Stephen, Sherry Gill and husband Freddie, both of Hiltons; son, Steven "Steve" Lowell Dean, Hiltons; brother, Ralph Dean and wife Pauline, Bristol, Va., Guy Dean, Fort Worth, Tex. Also surviving are six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Salyer; and brothers, Luther Dean, Carl Dean, Ervin Dean and Fred Dean.

The family wil receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol , Tenn.

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

Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel.

Honorary pallbearers are sons-in-law, nephews, brothers-in-law, grandsons, Bill Moore, Greg Meade, Bobby Meade, Rodney Moore, John Moore, Tiny Eldridge, Dr. John Williams, J.D. McMurray, Bill Keller, Sherman Pippin, and the nursing staff of 4 west Bristol Regional Medical Center .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Frona May (Langrel) Dean

GATE CITY, Va. - Frona May Dean, 77, entered into rest Thursday (Sept. 12, 2002) at the Brian Center Nursing Home in Weber City, Va.

She was a homemaker and daughter of the late Thomas and Beulah Flanary Langrel.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Dean was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Dean in 1992; one sister, Monie Langrel; brothers, Bill, Ellis and Joe Langrel.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Essie Langrel, Fall Branch, Robert and Nancy Langrel, Greenwood, Ind.; two sisters, Pauline Barnette, Duffield, Va., and Betty Stanley, Hiltons, Va.; one brother, Mack Langrel, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by Smith Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Jeff Mann, Steve Langrel, Phil Gaddis, Donnie Horn, Marty Jones, Daniel McCloud and David Langrel will serve as pallbearers.

Gale Manis, McKinley Manis and Charlie Hilton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hagan Dean

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Hagan Dean, 75, Nickelsville farmer and lifelong resident of Scott County, died in a hospital at 12:45 p.m. Friday [ April 18, 1958 ] after two years illness.

He was the son of the late John Dean. He was a member of the Methodist Church .

Surviving are four sons, Joe, of Gate City: Willard, Castlewood, Va.; Leonard, Knoxville, and Lilburn Dean, Kingsport; one sister, Miss Milvinia Dean, Nickelsville; three brothers, Lish, Hennson and Clifton Dean, all of Nickelsville; and 12 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rock View Presbyterian Church. The Rev. George Bowman and the Rev. N. P. King will officiate. Burial will be in the Dean family cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Castle, Jimmy Meadc, Charlie Stapleton, Charles Meade, Less Stallard and Bill Castle.

The body will remain at Carter-Clamon Funeral Home in Kingsport until time for the service.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 20, 1958)

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Harry H. Dean

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Harry Dean, 103, passed away Tuesday ( June 1, 2004 ) at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He lived most of his life in Scott County , Va. , and was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Dean; his second wife, Elsie Dean; and by his parents, Henderson and Emily Dean.

Surviving are his son, Cecil Dean of Kingsport ; one sister, Kate Dean of Nickelsville; two brothers, Charlie Bill Dean of Nickelsville and Noah Dean of Kingsport ; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City , Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Dean Cemetery , Nickelsville, with Pastor Charles Boone officiating.

Those wishing to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Holding Funeral Home of Big Stone Gap, Va. , is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Helen Jean (Carter) Dean

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Mrs. Helen Jean Dean, 76, Ft. Blackmore, Va., passed away Friday (Nov. 12, 2010) at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Mrs. Dean was born in Scott County, Va., on June 2, 1934 , the daughter of the late Earnest Marion Carter and Stella Mae Hill Carter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mima Starnes and Ruby Brickey; and brothers, Kyle, James Everette and Eckle Carter.

Surviving is her husband, Sherman Dean, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughter, Susan Griffin and husband, Charles, Ft. Blackmore, Va; her beloved grandson, Michael Griffin, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and brother, Roy Carter and wife, Faye, Etowah, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Elder Mack Sanders and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Fellowship Chapel Singers will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Carter Cemetery , Slant, Va.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Helen Jean Dean.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hubert Dean

HILTONS, Va. - Hubert Dean, 74, passed away on June 15, 2005 in the Wellmont Hospice House.

A native of Scott County , Va. , he was the son of the late Martin and Mae Meade Dean. He had lived in Scott County , Va. most all of his life. He was a retired employee of Raytheon and was a member of the Gospel Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death his wife, Vivian Barker Dean; and four brothers, Arnold Dean, Tommy Dean, Vince Dean and M.T. Dean.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Nancy, Pat and Eva; three brothers, Oscar Dean, Howard Dean and Verlin Dean, all of Bristol, Va.; five sisters, Betty Perkins, Bristol, Tenn., Virginia Pippin, Bristol, Va., Kate Millard, Bristol, Va., Lora Henderson and Gene Bowls, both of Martinsville, Va.; two uncles; two aunts; several nieces and nephews; special friend and caregiver, Jeffery Lane.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home or anytime at the home of Virginia Pippin, 19151 Benhams Road , Bristol , Va. , and Betty Perkins, 1084 Highway 126, Bristol , Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pastor Tommy Tester and Pastor Walter Statzer officiating.

The committal will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Forest Hills Memory Gardens .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gospel Baptist Church , 7356 Reedy Creek Road , Bristol , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Albert Dean

GATE CITY, Va. - James Albert Dean, 77, died Saturday ( April 25, 1992 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired truck driver for Hackney Furniture Company and attended Antioch Baptist Church and Log House Church.

A son of the late Jim and Car­rie Fields Dean, he was also pre­ceded in death by his first wife, Addie Mae Fields Dean; three sons and three brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Frona Langrel Dean, Gate City; five daughters, Parlee Hamm, Sarah Lou Dean, and Elizabeth Dean, all of Baltimore, Md., Brenda Carter, Kingsport, and Myrtle Jean Housewright, Virginia Beach, Va.; three sons, Walter Dean and Carlos Dean, both of Nickelsville, and Billy Joe Dean, Emmitt, Ind.; two stepsons, Rob­ert Langrel, Greenwood, Ind. and James Langrel, Fall Branch; 16 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Smith, the Rev. Bill Lane, and the Rev. George Lane officiating.

Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

James Franklin Dean

CHURCH HILL – James Franklin Dean, 59, Church Hill, Rt. 3, formerly of Scott County, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital late Friday night [ 9/22/1972 ] after a lengthy illness.

He was employed by the Holston Defense Corporation, Kingsport . He attended the Baptist Church and was a member of the Independent order of Oddfellows No. 170 of Gate City .

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Shirley Feagins Dean; daughters, Mrs. Murle Dougherty, Bristol, Va.; Mrs. Jean Penley, Gate City, Va.; Mrs. Ruth Broadwater, Weber City, Va.; and Mrs. Helen Horton, Beckley, W. Va.; a step-daughter, Miss Kim Olterman, Church Hill; sons, Harold and Cecil Dean, both of Kingsport; and Kyle Dean, Church Hill; step-son, Billy Olterman, Church Hill; brothers, Carson, Kingsport, and Sylvester Dean, Nickelsville; half-brothers, Bill Dean, Nickelsville; Ezra, Norton, Va.; and Logan Dean of Indiana; 12 grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS / Sunday, September 24, 1972)

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Joe Dean

KINGSPORT - Joe Dean, 78, of Thomas Street, departed this life early Sunday ( June 2, 2002 ) at his residence. He was a resident of Scott County and was a retired foreman with Little-Daniels Construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hagan Dean and Annie Bradley Dean; sister, Mabel Dean; and brothers, Willard Dean and Lilburn (Dutch) Dean.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Nannie B. Rhoton Dean, Kingsport; sons, Sammy Joe Dean, Gate City, Va., and Eddie Rhoton, Kingsport; daughters, Tina Rhoton, Weber City, Va., Linda Rhoton Morse, Gate City, Va., and Patti Rhoton Baker, Erwin; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters [-in-law] and brothers-in-law, Dora and Johnny Estepp, Gate City, Va., Mary and Farley Vaughn, Kingsport, Dorthy Walters, Kingsport, Sylvia Derrick, Church Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Roma Derrick, Church Hill, and Elijah and Sue Derrick, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White, the Rev. Donnie Derrick and the Rev. Ronnie Derrick officiating.

Music will be provided by the family.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Eddie Rhoton, Jim Smith, Ernie Morse, Tony Baker, Ronnie Derrick, Chad Spivey, Scotty Walters and Chris Collins.

 Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Juanita (Tate) Dean

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Juanita Tate Dean, 72, of Route 1, departed this life early Monday morning (April 1, 2002) at Sun Bridge Care and Rehabilitation - Hillside Manor.

She was a native of Wise County, Va., but had lived in Scott County for several years. She was of the Non-denominational faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olaf Edward Dean; and parents, Ray and Edna Canter Tate; several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Billy R. Keith, Ft. Blackmore; grandsons, Adam D. Keith, Gate City, Va., and Billy E. Keith, Kingsport; one special great-grandson, Aaron Edward Keith, Gate City, Va.; sister, Helen Corene "Dib" Dockery, Ft. Blackmore; brothers, Norman "Bud" Tate, Gate City, Va., and Ray C. "Pete" Tate, Kingsport; special sister-in-law, Martha Tate, Damascus, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. today in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Route 2, Midway community, Gate City, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle McDonald Dean

KINGSPORT - Kyle McDonald Dean, 65, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday ( Feb. 12, 2005 ) at Brookhaven Health and Rehab Center in Kingsport .

Mr. Dean was born in Scott County, Va., on March 4, 1939 , a son of Thelma McClellan Dean and the late James Franklin Dean. He lived most of his life in Kingsport .

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Dean; and a sister, Merle D. Daugherty.

Survivors include his mother, Thelma Dean, Gate City, Va.; son, David Dean, Kingsport; sisters, Jean Penley, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Jerry (Ruth) Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. Bob (Helen) Horton, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, Cecil Dean and wife, Linda, Huntsville, Ala.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his sister, Jean Penley.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery in Scott County , Va. , by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside services.

James Penley, Scott Fields, Darrell McConnell, Paul McConnell, Denny Lee Haynes and Paul Collins will serve as pallbearers.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Lilburn “Dutch” Dean

KINGSPORT - Lilburn (Dutch) Dean, 74, 121 Dellwood Street , passed away Monday ( Feb. 12, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born October 3, 1926 , in Scott County , Va. , a son of the late Hagan and Annie Bradley Dean.

He was retired from the City of Kingsport after 40 years of service as a city worker. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a Methodist by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mabel Dean; and one brother, Willard Dean.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rose E. Dean; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael W. and Sheri Dean, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Joe Dean, Cartersville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Michael Dean and Tara Dean, of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park at 3 p.m. Thursday, with full military honors conducted by VFW Post No. 3382.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Lizzie Dean

Nickelsville, Va. — (Spl.) — Mrs. Lizzie Dean, 69, died Sunday morning at her home here.

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p. m Monday at Dean's Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Dean was a lifelong resident of this section.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. D. C. Blevins Kingsport; Mrs. Lillie Castle and Mrs. Belle Salyers, Nickelsville: four sons, Henry, Gord, Johnny and Tye Dean, all of Nickelsville; 29 grandchildren,
and one brother, George Salyers, Nickelsville.

Huff Funeral Home, Kingsport is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News; April 11, 1947

Lola (Castle) Dean

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Lola C. Dean, 79, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (June 29, 2005).

She was born April 6, 1926 to the late Worley and Mary Castle.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Millard J.B. Dean (June 2, 1987); brother, Jay Castle; and sister, Carrie Castle.

Survivors include one son, Bobby Dean, Nickelsville, Va.; special friend, Louise Branham, Kingsport; three granddaughters, Nancy Adams, Coeburn, Va., Jennifer Gillenwater and husband, Wayne, Weber City, Va., Jacqueline Sykes and husband, Adam, Nickelsville, Va.; seven grandchildren, Josh Morelock, Richie, Andrew and Dustin Adams, Tapanga Gillenwater, Devin and Elijah Sykes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Ruby) Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Mr. and Mrs. George (Ethel) Smith, Gate City, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Hagan) Castle, Gate City, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Ernest "Dick" Castle, Castlewood, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Boyd (Barbara) Dean; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Vernon Dean and Mr. and Mrs. Ugene (Mammie Sue) Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Everett (Emma) Meade and Loretta Castle; special step-grandchildren, Mikey, Becky, Jason and Tammy; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her son, Bobby Dean.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Raymond Hammonds, Rev. Kenneth Kiser, Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by the Smith Quartet and Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.

The family will meet at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Adam Sykes, Wayne Gillenwater, Richie Adams, Tommy Meade, Chris Dean, Gary Dean, Jason Christian and Mikey Branham will serve as pallbearers.

Family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Dr. DeMotts.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lou May “Lula” (Castle) Dean

KINGSPORT — Lou “Lula” M. Dean, 92, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, (May 29, 2011) at Brookhaven Manor, Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , daughter of the late Jackson and Mattie Salyer Castle .

She is survived by one daughter, Helen Dean of Kingsport ; two sons, Frankie Joe Dean and wife, Zella, of Castlewood, Va. and Jimmy K. Dean and wife, Judy, of Kingsport; a special niece, Rose Dean and her son, Mike Dean, of Kingsport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood , Va.

Funeral services for Lou “Lula” M. Dean will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bob Yates officiating.

Committal services and entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday in Valley View Mausoleum, 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. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Lula Dean

Dante, Va. —(Spl— Mrs. Lula Dean, 41, wife of John W. Dean, died at her home here Saturday. Surviving are her husband, four sons, Oakley, Landil and Willie Dean of Dante, and Randolph Dean with the U. S. Army at Fort Knox; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Skeens, Dante; and five sisters, Mrs. Nellie

Ervin, Mrs. Nannie Castle and Mrs. Belle Hillman of Castle wood, and

Mrs. Lizzie Noeland and Mies Ella Marshall of Dungannon. Funeral services will be held at Straight Hollow Baptist Church at 2 p. m.. Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Robert Dingus officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 30, 1947

Lula Ethel (Jennings) Dean

Lula Ethel Jennings Dean, 68, of 2136 Berry St., died Wednesday morning [1/3/1962] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport for 38 years.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Duncan and Mrs. Earl Malone, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Robert and Abijah Jennings, both of Kingsport: one sister, Mrs. Pearlie Jennings of Kingsport; four grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be announced later by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

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Funeral services for Lula Ethel Jennings Dean, who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Pleasant View Baptist Church.  Rev. Ralph Cook and Rev. Noah Bowser will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Lacy Jennings, Abijah Jennings, Pat Jennings, Frank Jennings, G. B. Jennings, Daniel Dezarn, Ernest Vance and Roy Bowser.

The body was to be taken to the home, 2136 Berry St., at 4:30 p.m. today from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Wed, Jan 3, 1962 and Thurs, Jan 4, 1962

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mammie Sue (Dean) Dean

KINGSPORT — Mammie Sue Dean,74, went to be with her loving father on Saturday (Dec. 27, 2008) after several years of declining health.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., before moving to Wexford House in 2003 due to health problems.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Hattie Stapleton Dean; sister, Mattie Stapleton and infant sister, Ruby Dean; brothers, J.B. Scott, Vernon Dean and infant brother, C.V. Dean.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years on Dec. 24, 2008, Hugeen "Jack" Dean, Nickelsville, Va.; son, Gary Dean and wife, Pam, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Chris Dean and wife, Lisa, Kingsport, Tiffany Dean, Nickelsville, Va.; great- grandchildren, Sophie and Gracie Dean, Kingsport; sister, Emmie Meade and husband, Jimmy, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Charlie Boyd Dean and wife, Barbara, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her son.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dean, Doyle Dean, Bobby Dean, Chris Dean, Tommy Meade and Carlos Dean.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gregory DeMotts and the entire staff at Wexford House for their love and care for Mammie.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Minnie Ruth (Hartsock) Dean

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Minnie Ruth Dean, 80, passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a brief illness Monday ( Jan. 5, 2004 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , April 15, 1923 , to the late Charles Kemper and Mary Compton Hartsock.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mattie Emily Hartsock and Jenniwood Reasor; one brother, Troy Virgil Hartsock.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Harold Dean, Nickelsville; two sons, Terry and Susan Dean, Randal and Patty Dean, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Lizzie Dell Gillespie, Nickelsville, Ethyl Mae Clayman, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, Rachel, Mark and Matthew Dean; two stepgrandchildren, Matthew and Adam Ferguson; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Barber and the Rev. Millard Johnson officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nickelsville Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Nickelsville United Methodist Church , c/o Patricia Minton, Rt. 1 Box 21 , Nickelsville, VA 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Virginia (Babb) Dean

KINGSPORT - Myrtle Virginia Babb Dean, 84, a resident of Hillside Manor, died Thursday ( Oct. 9, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Dean was born in Scott County, Va.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Benjamin and Cosby Darnell Babb; two sisters, Minnie "Nannie" Babb and Mary Lizzie Sluss; five brothers, John H. Babb, William Kenneth Babb, Garland H. Babb, Willie Claude Babb and Clyde Edgar Babb.

Surviving are her husband, Dewey Cecil Dean; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Robert C. Legg and the Rev. W.J. Ashworth officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery . The family will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Peg­gy Jean (Summey) Dean

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Peg­gy Jean Summey Dean, 50, P.O. Box 151, died Friday (Feb. 11, 1994) in Gate City, Va.

She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, John Mann Summey; her mother, Grace Strong Sum­mey.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donny (Janet) Fields, Nick­elsville, Va.; two sons, Clifford William Dean, and Tony Allen Dean, both of Nickelsville, Va.; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Wilma) Dean, and Mrs. Tommy (Carolyn) Darnell, both of Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Charles (Etta Mae) Dean, Yuma, Va., Mrs. Jim (Nina) Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; four brothers, Tommy Summey, Blountville, Johnny Summey, Church Hill, Jimmy Summey, Kingsport, Don­nie Summey, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gate City Fu­neral Home and anytime at the residence or the residence of a sister, Etta Mae Dean.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Kenneth Kiser offici­ating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Beagley Cemetery, Ft. Black­more, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Robert H. Dean

November 2, 1923 - January 20, 2014

Nickelsville, VA. — Robert H. Dean 90, passed away Monday (Jan. 20, 2014) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Facility after a lengthy illness. Robert was of the Baptist faith and loved to flea market and fish.

Mr. Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Maggie Clark Dean; wife, Kathleen Dean; daughter, Joyce Lane; two brothers, Clyde and Jay Dean.

Robert is survived by his sons, Robert Wayne Dean, Winchester, Va.; Danny Richard Dean, Morristown, Tn.; seven grandchildren, Steve Lane, Mike Lane, Brian Dean, Jeff Dean, Weston Dean, Joshua Dean and Cameron Dean; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Dean, Dayton, Ohio.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, (Jan. 23, 2014) at Colonial Funeral Home.

Funeral will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor G.W. White officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday, (Jan. 24, 2014) at 2:00 p.m. Holston View Cemetery in Weber City. Those wishing to attend the graveside please meet at the cemetery no later than 1:50 p.m. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff and management of Ridge Crest Manor Nursing Facility.

Colonial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dean Family.

(Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Robert Harold Dean

Nickelsville, VA - Robert Harold Dean, 90, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Wexford House, Kingsport, TN.

Mr. Dean was born in Scott County, VA on April 19, 1923 to the late Robert Tennessee and Dona Jane McConnell Dean.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the European Theatre and was retired from AFG Industries with over 30 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Nickelsville United Methodist Church.

His hobbies were hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, his wife Minnie Ruth Dean; sisters, Melba Ray, Cybil Steffey, Lois Collins, and Iris Collier; and brothers, Jerry Dean and Elmer Dean preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sons, Terry Wayne Dean and wife, Sharon, Kingsport, TN and Randal Mark Dean and wife, Patty, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Amanda Dean and fiance, Justin Steinmann, Sarah Hopkins and husband, Justin, Rachel Dean, Mark Dean, and Matthew Dean; 6 great grandchildren; 8 nieces, 10 nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Nickelsville United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church with Rev. Rev. Joe Barber and Rev. Brandon Berg officiating. The Todd Sisters will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. by the American Legion Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Mark Dean, Matthew Dean, Justin Hopkins, Jackie Steffey, Doug Steffey, and Tim Steffey will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friend are asked to meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m, Wednesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Robert Harold Dean.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma Lee McClellan Dean

GATE CITY, Va. - Thelma Lee McClellan Dean, 93, died Saturday (March 5, 2005).

She was born Aug. 25, 1911 in Scott County, Va., the daughter of the late Thomas and Mandy Templeton McClellan.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed listening to gospel music.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Merle D. Daugherty; two sons, Harold Dean and Kyle Dean; three brothers and seven sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Broadis (Jean) Penley, Gate City, Mrs. Jerry (Ruth) Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Bob (Helen) Horton, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one son, Cecil Dean and wife, Linda, Huntsville, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was blessed with several friends and neighbors who are Paul and Ruth Collins, Georgia O'Keefe, Judy and Sam Poole and family, and Sally Smith.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Jean Penley, Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by The Smith Trio.

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

Pallbearers will be Jason McMurray, Paul Collins, Jimmy Penley, Scott Fields, Denny Haynes and Darrell McConnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Poole, Paul Crooke, Bobby Horton, Chad Blankenbeckler, Jeff Daugherty, Bryan Dean, Fred Collins, Jr. Williams, Kevin (Tater) Vincent, Marvin Broadwater, Mark Dean and David Dean.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wilbur Otis Dean

KINGSPORT - Wilbur Otis Dean, 85, passed away Saturday ( Nov. 24, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Wilbur was born Aug. 26, 1916 in Gate City , Va. , a son of the late Sylvester P. and Eliza Victora Henry Dean.

He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company in the Chemical & Plastics division after 44 years of service.

He was a member of the Optimist Club of Lynn Garden where he served as president in 1958.

In addition to his parents, Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Starnes Dean, in 1994.

Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jim Kilgore of Arkansas, Teddi and Bobby Heck of Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen W. and Nancy Dean of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Kevin Heck, Mat Kilgore, Whitney Dean, Adam Dean and Travis Dean; five sisters, Georgia Miller, Artie McConnell, Joann Whitaker, all of Kingsport, Naomi Piper of Knoxville, and Faye Ebert of Blacksburg, Va.; one brother, Jerry L. Dean of Murfreesboro; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

There will be a private graveside service for the family with the Rev. Mat Kilgore officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

William Alfred Dean

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- William Alfred (Bill) Dean, 57, of Rt. 1, Ft. Blackmore, Va., died Wednesday evening [7/9/1975] at the Veterans Hospital in Johnson City.

He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.  He was a lifelong resident of Scott County.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Nell Williams Dean; two daughters, Betty Sanders, and Mrs. Rex (Elizabeth Ann) Sanders, both of Kingsport; three sons, William Alfred Dean, Jr., James Edward Dean, and Charlie Mack Dean, all of Ft. Blackmore; four sisters, Miss Ona Dean, Mrs. Velma Henry, both of Gate City, Mrs. Stella Gillenwater, and Mrs. Monnie Gillenwater, both of Ft. Blackmore; three brothers, Charlie Benton Dean, Gate City, Henry Dean, Texas, and Olaf Dean, Ft. Blackmore.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 10, 1975

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

William Patton Dean

(From State Wire Service)

Gate City, Va.—Funeral services for William Patton Dean, 75, who died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at his home at Midway, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant in charge of the Rev. John Adkinson and the Rev. John Vermillion. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Lane Dean, five sons: Henry Dean, Charlie Dean and Olaf Dean, Midway; William Dean, United States Army; Horton Dean, Greenville, Tenn.; six daughters: Mrs. Arlo Gillenwater, Mrs. Verl Gillenwater, Miss Ona Dean, Miss Clydie Dean, Miss Thelma Dean, and Miss Hazel Dean, Midway; one brother; H. L. Dean, West Graham, Va.

Kingsport News; May 20, 1944

Charles C. Deatherage

Charles C. Deatherage, of 2117 Tallwood Dr., died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday [8/3/1975] at Wilcox Hall after an extended illness.

A native of Greene County, he had made his home in Kingsport for the past 20 years. Before retirement, Deatherage had operated a grocery store in the Jeraldstown community for several years. He was a member of the Jeraldstown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Adams Deatherage: one sister, Mrs. Jack (Evalee) Shelley, Kingsport.

Fall Branch Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Charles C. Deatherage of 2117 Tallwood Dr. will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Fall Branch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Oral Clemens officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Fall Branch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Some of Evelyn (Adams) Deatherage’s paternal line ancestral families in Scott Co – Adams, Elliott, Williams, Rhoton, Hood)

Kingsport Times / Monday, August 4, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn (Adams) Deatherage

KINGSPORT - Evelyn Deatherage went to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Greene County, she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 35 years of service.

She was a member of Oakwood Forest Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Deatherage; parents, George W. and Grace Adams; two sisters, Imogene Gilliam and Lenice Staten; a brother-in-law, Fred Gilliam; and a niece, Sharon Prescott.

Surviving are two nieces, Pat Osborne, Gray, and Sheila Schwiff, San Antonio, Texas; nephew, Phillip Gilliam, Gray; brother-in-law, Gordon Staten, San Antonio, Texas; special cousins, Lizzie and John Fox; and several other cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ed Clevinger, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

(Some of Evelyn (Adams) Deatherage’s paternal line ancestral families in Scott Co – Adams, Elliott, Williams, Rhoton, Hood)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mattie (Wallen) Debord

KINGSPORT - Mattie Debord, 77, passed away unexpectedly Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in Kingsport since 1979.

Mrs. Debord was a member of Gunnings Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James David and Ollie Bishop Wallen; two brothers, Elbert and Hiram Wallen; and one sister, Lina McDavid.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph Debord, Kingsport; daughters, Linda Pickens and husband, Carl, Kingsport, Barbara Blake and husband, John, Suwanee, Ga., and Cathy Quillen and husband, Sam, Crawfordville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Julie Whitaker and husband, Steve, Amy Quillen, Lee Ann Gourlay and husband, Rob, Cindy Baker and husband, Tom, Brittany Blake, Chelsea Blake, David B. Wood and wife, Cindy; one great-granddaughter, Kyla Wood; four sisters, Laura Qualls, Kingsport, Bonnie Pepper, Morristown, Lucy Stacy, Blountville, Lovely Clendenin, Buffalo, S.C.; two brothers, Odker Wallen, Rye Cove, Va., and Radford Wallen, Gate City, Va.; and several very special nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Ferguson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Junior Wallen, Ronald Qualls, Kemp Qualls, Larry Stacy, Keith Wallen, Sam McDavid, Thomas Wallen and Lynn Clendenin.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Debord

KINGSPORT - Ralph Debord, 84, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (May 7, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He joins his wife of 58 years, Mattie Wallen Debord.

Born in Clinchport, Va., Ralph had resided in Kingsport for the past 25 years. Mr. Debord had retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1984 after 42 years of service, having worked as a truck dispatcher and relief foreman.

He was a member of Gunnings Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Emma Fields DeBoard; his son-in-law, Carl Pickens; and three brothers, Raymond, Radford, and Roy DeBoard.

He is survived by three daughters, Linda Pickens, Kingsport, Barbara Blake and husband, John, Atlanta, Ga., and Cathy Quillen and husband, Sam, Lexington, Ky.; seven grandchildren, David Wood and wife, Cindy, Julie Whitaker and husband, Steve, Lee Ann Gourlay and husband, Rob, Cindy Baker and husband, Tom, Amy Quillen, Brittany Blake, and Chelsea Blake; five great-grandchildren, Kyla and Erin Wood, Alexis and Kathryn Baker, and Brett Gourlay; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Emergency Room, ICU staff and doctors of Indian Path Medical Center for their care and compassion, as well as special caregiver, Patsy Street.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with Rev. Bob Ferguson officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating.

Pallbearers will be William DeBoard, James DeBoard, Jeff DeBoard, Junior Wallen, Larry Stacey, and Frank Shanks.

Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Sullivan Baptist Church, 4152 Maplewood Street, Kingsport, TN 37660 or to Gunnings Baptist Church, 213 Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, TN 37617.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Raymond Patrick DeBord

CLINCHPORT - Raymond Patrick DeBord, 61, of Clinchport died at Holston Valley Community Hospital al 4:20 p.m. Sunday [16 Jan 1966] following a brief illness.

A member of Kaylor's Chapel Baptist Church, he was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Co.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Gladys Taylor DeBord; a son, William L. DeBord, Rt. 3, Church Hill: his father, W. J. DeBord, Clinchport; brothers, Ralph of Gate City and Radford DeBord of Gary. Ind., and a half-brother, Charlie Bowen, Clinchport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kaylors' Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Dewey Ward will officiate. Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at Scott County Funeral Home until one hour before services. The family will receive friends al the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday and at the home of Rev. Claude Taylor in Weber City.

(KlNGSPORT TIMES / Monday, January 17, 1966)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Christopher Columbus Deel Jr.

GATE CITY , Va. - Christopher C. Deel Jr., 71, Route 3, departed this life early Friday morning ( March 1, 2002 ) at his residence.

He was a native of Clinchco , Va. , and worked for the Department of Corrections Washington D.C. as a correctional officer.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Korean Conflict.

Mr. Deel was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher Colombus Deel Sr. and Bertha Turner Deel; sister, Beatrice Colley; brothers, Parker Deel and Joseph Deel.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Garland Deel, Gate City , Va. ; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita Jo and Tona Smith, Raleigh , N.C. , Terry and Kenny Kerr, Gate City , Va. ; grandchildren, Christopher Stallard, Ricky Stallard, Kourtney Smith, Billy Kerr and Andy Kerr; great-grandson, Spencer Kerr; sister, Margaret Yvonne Gilk, Richlands , Wash.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Larry Tolley officiating.

Music will be by the Hensley Family.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens , Abingdon , Va. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Patton Crosswhite Post No. 6975 Honor Guard of Bristol, Tenn.

The family will meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. for the graveside services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Mary Ruth (Lawson) DeFreece

KINGSPORT - Mary Ruth DeFreece, 84, of the Bloomingdale community, passed away Wednesday ( July 25, 2007 ) at the Wexford House.

A people oriented person and an avid animal lover, Ruth didn't know a stranger. She was band mother of the year at Ketron High School and was a Patrol Mother at Kingsley Elementary School .

Preceding her in death are her husband, Charlie DeFreece, Sr.; parents, P.H. Lawson and Betty Minnich; sister, Mildred Hipps; half sister, Bernice Dooley

Surviving are her three daughters, Shelby Greear and husband Clarence, Church Hill, Brenda Doran husband Denver, Kingsport, Carolyn Layne and husband George, Hickory, N.C.; two sons, Charlie DeFreece, Jr., Kingsport, Gary DeFreece, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; 11 half sisters and brothers; two brothers, Hubert Lawson, Kingsport, Rhea Lawson, Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral Services will be conducted 12 noon Saturday in the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Rev. David Salley officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Rusty Haynes, David Stacy, Bill McDaniel, Henry Price, Tony Sigmon and Casey Wyke.

Honorary Pallbearers are Denver Doran, Sr., Denver Doran, Jr. Clarence Greear, George Layne and Steve Hipps.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Ila Madge (Gardner) Delp

HILTONS, Va. - Ila Madge Gardner Delp, 84, of Hiltons, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2006) at residence following a long illness.

So, rejoice family and friends, Madge has finally gone to see her sweet Savior's face. She joins her beloved husband Clifford and son Keith, to sing in God's choir. Do not grieve for her, she suffers no more. She could never be happier than she is now. She will be greatly missed.

She was a lifetime resident of Hiltons and attended the Independent Church of God in Hiltons.

In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by her parents, Philmore and Edna Quillen Gardner.

Surviving are her two daughters, Edna DeZarn and husband Mac of Kingsport and Linda Neeley and husband Bill of Blountville; two sons, Richard Delp and Gary Delp and wife Becky; a daughter-in-law, Jan Delp all of Hiltons; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Owens of Church Hill; two brothers, Calvin Gardner of Union City, Ind. and Walter "John" Gardner and wife Betty Jo of Kingsport; special friends, Gay and Nat Baker; and several nieces, nephews, and many other family members.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Echol Herron and Preacher Nat Baker officiating.

Music will be provided by the ladies of the church.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with her grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m.

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

 

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Mary Frances (Maddux) DeMoisey

KINGSPORT - Mary Frances DeMoisey, 67, passed away Saturday (April 19, 2003).

She retired from Norris Industries in Duffield, Va., after 10 years of service and was a member of First Assembly of God.

Her husband, Paul DeMoisey; parents, Stuart and Mabel Maddux; brother, Festus Maddux preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughters, Beverly Daffron, Minnesota, Jemi Boggs and Sherrie DeMoisey, both of Kingsport; son, Buddy DeMoisey, Kingsport; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Evelyn Miller, Jacksonville, Fla., and Beverly Thetford, Kingsport; brothers, Cecil Maddux, Big Stone Gap, Va., J.R. Maddux, Kingsport, William Maddux, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Carl Kelleher officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Nancy Carol (Ervin) Dempsey

Dec 10, 1945 – Sep 17, 2014

GATE CITY, Va. — Nancy Ervin Dempsey departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

She was born Dec. 10, 1945, to Claude and Marie Williams Ervin of Gate City, Va. Nancy graduated Gate City High School and Johnston Memorial in Abingdon. She was employed by Holston Valley hospital, where she served as the Clinical Leader for CICU. After serving at HVMC, Nancy signed on as a traveling nurse for many years until failing health ended her nursing career. Nancy had a big heart and a deep love for her family and many dear friends. She enjoyed traveling, watching Virginia Tech football and good conversation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and older sister, Linda Starnes.

Survivors include her son, Michael Dempsey; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Linda Ervin; niece, Marie Starnes; nephews, Rob (Rebecca) Starnes, Kenneth Ervin, John Gillenwater and Steven Gillenwater; great-nephews, Christopher Starnes and Tommy Starnes; and great-nieces, Katie Starnes and Lindsay Starnes. Nancy also had many extended family members and friends she greatly cherished. One special friend, Carol Malone, was like a sister to her; Brandi Tipton was loved by her like a daughter; and Travis Keith was like a second son.

A memorial celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ewing Chapel behind Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Gate City.

The family requests no flowers; however, memorial contributions may be made to Gate City Funeral Home to defer expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Ervin, Williams, Templeton, McClellan, Carter, Alley, Taylor, Stewart, Frazier, Quillen, Lane, Hammonds)

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Evelyn Irene (Stokes) Dennison

December 26, 1926 - October 9, 2014

Evelyn Dennison, age 87, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 with a smile.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. Dennison; daughter, Diana Rhea Carter; parents, Walter and Anna Stokes; and brother, Bob Stokes.

She is survived by her loving children, Sam Dennison and Gena Gilly; grandchildren, Bob Dennison (Angie), David Dennison (Julie), Sammy Dennison Jr., Jessica Gilly, Laura Davis (Scott) and Michael Gilly; great-grandchildren, Connor Dennison, Aidan Dennison, Colin Davis and Lily Davis; son-in-law, Wayne Carter; daughter-in-law, Deana Johnson; special niece, Vickie Williams; and several other nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family would like to especially thank the 5th floor nursing staff and Dr. Stan Hodges at Indian Path Medical Center, family doctor, Dr. Randy McGlothlin, and all the wonderful neighbors at Manor Drive.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA. Interment will follow at the Holston View Cemetery.

Carter-Trent Scott County Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dennison family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Stokes, Smith, Carter, Grogan, Housewright, Morrison, Brown, McClellan, White, Speer, Epperson, Vineyard, Hilton)

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

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Isaac W. Dennison

O. W. [should be I. W.] Dennison, 63, died at 4 p.m., yesterday [ 11/29/1938 ] at Maces Springs , Va. , after an illness of nine months.

Mr. Dennison was a well-known farmer in the section in which he lived and was a member of the Church of God at Mt. Vernon .

He is survived by his widow and the following children: Thelma, O. W., Barbara Ellen, Maces Springs, Va.; Mrs. Ruby Parker, Hiltons, Va.; Ingell Dennison, Boston Ind.; Lawrence of California; three sisters, Mrs. Melvina Carter, Hiltons, Va.; Mrs. Maggie Gates, Williamsburg, Ind.; Mrs. Nannie McNutt, Indianapolis, Ind.; five brothers, M. L. Dennison, Roanoke, Va.; W. G. Dennison, Stockton, Calif; A. M. Dennison, Jonesboro, Tenn.; Henry Denison, Shelbyville, Ind.; and Omar Dennison, Boston, Mass.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p. m., tomorrow at Mt. Vernon , Va. , with Rev. Tom Carter and Rev. N. P. King officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon cemetery.

Pall bearers will be Clarence Carter, W. A. Carroll, Leonard Neal, Walker Goad, Oliver Bayes, and M. F. Meade.

Flower bearers will be selected from among friends.

(Kingsport Times, Wed., Nov. 30, 1938)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Jack A. "Big Jack" Dennison

WEBER CITY, Va  -  Jack A. "Big Jack" Dennison, 70, Route 5, Gate City, Va., died early Wednesday    morning (Jan. 4, 1995) at his residence.

    A native of Scott County , Va. , he was a former iron worker and welder.  He was the original owner and operator of the the former Jack's Restaurant and Catering Service, Weber City , Va.   He was also the owner of Scott County Tobacco Company.  He was a member of the Catlett Lodge No. 35 A. F. & A. M., Gate City , Va.   He was also a member of the Weber City Lion's Club.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ida Winegar Dennison; and two brothers, James Dennison and Leonard Dennison.

    Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Stokes Dennison, of the home; two daughters, Diana Carter and Gena Gilly, both of Kingsport; one son, Sam Dennison, Kingsport; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one sister, Ollie Ann Hensley, Livonia, Mich.; one half-sister, Joan Cross, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

    Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Higher Ground Baptist Church , 1625 Lynn Garden Drive , and anytime at the residence.

    Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the church with Pastor Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

    Masonic graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery by Catlett Lodge No. 35 A. F. & A. M., Gate City, Va.

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

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Thursday, January 5, 1995)

Kingsport Times-News
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James W. "J. W." Dennison

J. W. Dennison, of Gray, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 19, 2011 at his home with his family by his side after an extended illness. He was born in Kingsport July 30, 1924 and lived in Gray since 1952.

In 1954, he was saved and baptized in Boone Lake and joined Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

J.W. was a WWII Veteran. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1944 and served in the Pacific area until he was wounded in action while serving against the enemy at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. He received the Purple Heart and was proud to be a Private First Class Marine. Once a Marine, Always a Marine.

He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1979 after 32 years of service working in the organic chemical division. After retiring, J. W. and Colleen loved to travel.

He was a 55 year member of the Masonic Lodge, receiving his 32nd degree. As a member of the Scottish Rite, he loved fitting shoes for the children in need. J. W. was a Shriner and always enjoyed driving the children to the Shriner’s hospital in Greeneville, S.C. to get treatment. He was a past state commander in the Disabled American Veterans in 1989 – 1990. He was also a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Cooties.

He was preceded in death by his parents Amos Marion and Mary Rachel Taylor Dennison; fourteen siblings, Charlie Dennison, Wilmer Dennison, Warren Dennison, Jack Dennison, Rushia Hale, Kathleen McClure, Jewel Mayes, Nannie Patrick, Bertha Bridwell, Lawrence Myers, Myrtle Myers, Beulah Patrick, Ocie Salley, and Roe Wilhelm.

Mr. Dennison was a beloved and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to all he met. He is survived by the love of his life, Wilma Colleen Dennison, of the home, whom he married in 1946 after returning from the Marine Corps. They would have been married 65 years November 28, 2011. Also surviving is his son, James Dennison and wife Vickie, of Gray; daughters, Connie Wilson and husband Chris, of Gray and Anita Haynes of Knoxville; six grandsons, Jeremy Pearson and wife Karen, Dustin Pearson and wife Chrissa, Adam Dennison, Patrick Dennison all of Gray, Bryan Pearson and wife Brittney of Jonesborough, and Tyler Haynes of Knoxville; one granddaughter, Madison Haynes of Knoxville; two great-granddaughters, Rebecca and Rachel Pearson and one great-grandson, Judd Pearson all of Gray, whom he wanted to visit with every day. He loved to have company. He was anxiously awaiting the arrival of twin great-grandbabies in May 2012. And also a host of nieces, nephews, many friends, and a special brother-in-law, Charles Mayes of Johnson City.

The family of J.W. Dennison will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport with funeral services to follow with Rev. Richard Harris officiating and Masonic Rites performed by the members of Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge # 575.

Military graveside services will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Military Honors by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeremy, Dustin, and Bryan Pearson, Adam and Patrick Dennison, Tyler Haynes, his son-in-law, Chris Wilson and Allen Bradley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clinton Isenberg, Don Crowe, Lucky Haynes, Phillip Dennison, Tom Addington, Charles Mayes, and his nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers and support during J.W.’s illness. Thanks to Johnson City Medical Home Health for their care and to the staff of V.A. Medical Center. A special thanks to Dianne Jobe for going far beyond the call of nursing duties and Vickie Bledsoe and Amanda Jobe who visited with him nearly everyday for the past three years.

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

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Mary Lucille (Oaks) Dennison

Mrs. Mary Dennison, 83 Weber City, VA passed away, Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Brian Center, Weber City, VA.

Mrs. Dennison was born in Scott County, VA on May 11, 1928, the daughter of the late Robert Clarence and Callie Smythe Oaks.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Issac Dennison; son, Dwight Dennison; sister, Carrie Oaks; and brothers, Bob, Bud, Gene, Dick, Jimmy, Don, and Jack Oaks.

She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Salyer and husband, William, Weber City, VA; son, Michael Dennison, Weber City, VA; grandson, Scotty Salyer and wife, Misty, Church Hill, TN; great grandchildren, Scotty, Cheyenne, Shea, Journey, and Zachary Salyer; sister, Betty Ward and fiancé, Clarence White, Oklahoma City, OK; and brother, Wayne Oaks, Kingsport, TN; special niece, Deloris Williams, and other nieces, Lynn Hensley, Shannon Gritty, and Cynthia Ward; nephew, Eddie Oaks; and sisters-in-law, Hazel Oaks, Thelma Wolfe, and Barbara Larkey.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 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. Larry Spivey. Dennie L. Haynes will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Brian Center, and to Dr. Wesley Eastridge and his staff for their love and care of Mrs. Dennison.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Michael Robert Dennison

Weber City, VA - Michael Robert Dennison, 55, Weber City, VA passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Michael was born in Sullivan County, TN on March 27, 1957 to the late Issac William and Mary Oaks Dennison.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Dwight William Dennison preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sister, Wanda Salyer and husband, William, Weber City, VA; special uncle, Wayne Oaks, Kingsport, TN; special aunts, Betty Ward, Oklahoma City, OK, Thelma Wolfe, Hiltons, VA, and Barbara Larkey, Hiltons, VA; special nephew, Scotty Salyer, Sr., Church Hill, TN; special cousin, Delores Williams, Kingsport, TN; other cousins, Scotty Salyer, Jr., Shea Salyer, Cheyenne Salyer, Journey Lynn Brown, Zackary Salyer, and Lynn Hensley; along with many other cousins.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his sister, Wanda Salyer.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2021 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Rev. Jimmy Darnell officiating. Lori Darnell will provide the music. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Michael Robert Dennison.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Jacqueline “Jackie” (Miller) Depew

KINGSPORT — Jackie Depew passed away Sunday, (Jan. 13, 2013) at the Wexford House, in Kingsport.

Jackie Depew was preceded in death by her father John Miller; and mother Nan Miller.

She is survived by her husband, Keener Depew; son, Stan Depew and wife Margaret; son, Wes Depew and wife Barbara; daughter, Jada Jones and husband Brandon; grandkids: Christopher and Courtney Depew, Dan and Sara Depew, Kelli and Buzz Morris, Jenny Depew, Jesse, Joseph and Jacob Jones. five great grandkids; brother, Lynn Miller; and special sister in law, Sara Lou Depew.

A graveside service for Jackie Depew will be held for family and friends at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

A brief celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Baptist Church 2601 East Center, Kingsport. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. with the celebration of life service following. The Rev. Jim Lindsey will officiate at both services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to be given in Jackie’s honor to the Activities Department of the Wexford House, located at 2421 John B. Dennis Highway.

The family would like to express gratitude to the staff of the Wexford House for the care given to Jackie over the past many years.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Jacqueline (Jackie) Depew.

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Gaynell (Smith) DeRossett

WEBER CITY, Va. - Gaynell Smith DeRossett, 62, Laurel Street, departed this life early Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was a native of Wise County, Va., and retired from T.P.I. as a machine operator.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Nelson DeRossett; parents, Henderson Smith and Jeanie Thompson Smith; one sister, Ada Sorah; and brothers, Clyde Smith and Donald Smith.

Surviving are one daughter, Cheryl Dawn DeRossett, Gate City, Va.; one son, Carl Neal DeRossett, Weber City, Va.; grandson, Matthew Allen Griffin, Gate City, Va.; three sisters, Faye Parrish, Kokomo, Ind., Joyce Purvis and Nadine Maness, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; two brothers, Robert (R.C.) Smith, Gate City, Va., and Jack Smith, Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Thompson and the Rev. Buddy Wilson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Master's Own.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jackie Earl Derrick

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Jackie Earl Derrick, 75, went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2009, at Winter Haven Hospital.

His parents, Virgil Derrick, Kingsport, and Genetta Bower Derrick, Winter Haven, Fla., preceded him in death.

Jackie is survived by the mother of his children, Kathryn Derrick, Rogersville; one son, John (Amy) Derrick, Birmingham, Ala.; two daughters, Paula (Brent) Fugate, Knoxville and Amy Derrick, Cleveland, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Harrison and Hayden Fugate and Jonah and Toby Derrick; one brother, Wayne (Dixie), Lake Monroe, Fla.; one sister, Bette Jones, Winter Haven, Fla.; a very special niece who was his caregiver, Garlynda Jones; also several other nieces and nephews.

A service will be conducted at the Veterans Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

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Earl Abraham Derting

GATE CITY, Va. -- Earl A. Derting , 83, Route 4, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 1998) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weber City, Va. A native of Scott County, he was a Army Veteran of World War II and was a retired carpenter with T.E.C. He was a member of Hiltons United Methodist Church, where he was a former song leader.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxie L. Faust Derting in 1995; his parents, Martin L. and Navada Parker Derting ; and three brothers, Joe Derting , Homer Derting and Roy Derting .

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Bob Carter, Gate City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Judy Derting, Gate City, Va.; five grandchildren, Deanne France, Dawn Harper, Amber Good, Brenna Derting and Adam Carter, all of Gate City, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Harper, Megan France and Lindsey Harper, all of Gate City, Va.; and two brothers, Ralph Derting , Hiltons, Va., and Carl Derting , Newport Richie, Fla.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Mona and Bob Carter.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Gott and the Rev. Ken Pierce officiating. Music will be provided by the Pierce Family and Shirley Blackburn.

Military graveside rites and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with the V.F.W. Post No. 3382 of Kingsport in charge. Pallbearers will be Jerry Faust, Larry Faust, Preston Faust, Ronald Faust, Bill Peters, Junior Sims, Don Baker, Wayne Smith, Sandy Richards and Henry Helton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Sunday school class of Hiltons United Methodist Church.

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

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Judith Ann “Judy” ( Compton ) Derting

GATE CITY, Va. — Judith “Judy” Ann Derting, 64, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer July 5, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Sullivan County , Sept. 26, 1944 to the late Ezra Clyde Compton .

Including her father, she was preceded in death by her half sister, Lona Mae Sweeney.

Mrs. Derting was a faithful member of Hiltons UMC and Prayer Shawl Ministries.

Survivors include her husband, Lynn Derting, Gate City, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Deanne and Tracy France, Amber and David Goode, Brenna and Tom Rafalowski, all of Hiltons, Va.; mother, Ruby Compton, Weber City, Va.; sister-in-law and husband, Mona and Bob Carter, Hiltons, Va.; brother, Gerald and Barbara Compton, Nottingham, Va.; grandchildren, Megan, Katie and Rachel France, Tucker Goode; step grandchildren, Drew and Zach Rafalowski; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hiltons United Methodist Church and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with Pastor Will Shewey, Rev. Marvin Lane and Rev. Jim Putman officiating.

Music will be provided by Gerald Compton, Oscar Harris and Grace Stidham.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Family Cemetery , Hiltons, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Compton, Jason Compton, David Compton, Bill Peters, Johnny Barger and Rick Begley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Smith, Matthew Smith, Henry Helton, Tom Baker, Gary Hensley, John Rhoton, and other members of the Hiltons United Methodist Church .

A special thanks to the prayer warriors of Hiltons UMC, doctors, nurses and staff of Wilcox Hall and all area churches for their prayers and support.

The family requests those who wish may make a donation in Judy’s name to Hiltons UMC Building Fund or The Prayer Shawl Ministries, P.O. Box 10 , Hiltons, Va. 24258.

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

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Ralph Monroe Derting

HILTONS, Va. — Ralph Monroe Derting, 83, of Hiltons, Va., passed away at 7:38 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 12, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

His singing talent was made available to many funerals and weddings in the area. He was a devoted church worker, deacon and song leader at Darthula Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Derting was a chaplain’s assistant. He served as a school teacher for eight years with Scott County Schools and served with Scott County Social Services for 30 years. He was a graduate of Milligan College in 1951. His major was music and he toured with the Milligan College Choir. After retiring his hobbies included scrapbooking, art and music. Ralph was also a member of the Board of Goodwill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin L and Nevada Parker Derting; and five brothers, Earl, Carl, Joe, Homer and Roy Derting.

Surviving are his wife, Claudia Addington Derting of the home; a daughter, Lennea Hickam and husband, Stan of Kingsport; son, Keith Derting of Columbia, S.C.; granddaughter, Mariah Cole and husband, Matt of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Derting of Johnson City, Elsie Derting of Gate City and Eula Addington of Jefferson City, Tenn.; along with several nieces and one nephew.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Layton Bentley and Rev. Paul Blessing, officiating.

Music will be provided by Mona Carter.

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

Pallbearers will be Lynn Derting, Matt Cole, Lawrence Baker, Jerry Summers, Fred Sauceman, Anthony Mason, Sam Hartsock, and Lindsay Fischer.

Honorary pallbearers are the Men’s Class of Darthula Baptist Church, and Claude Hilton, Jim Hilton, Bob Carter, Rob Gardner, Gale Gardner and Omer Addington. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

William O. "Bud'' Derting

HILTONS, Va. - William O. "Bud'' Derting, 98, passed away Wednesday (March 10, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hiltons, Va. on June 5, 1905, he was the son of the late Walker S. and Peggy Gardner Derting.

Bud was a descendent of the early settlers of the North Fork Holston River community of self-sufficient family farmers. Following employment with the Virginia Department of Highways, he gave full-time attention to raising grain crops, tobacco and livestock. He was an original trustee of the local Beech Grove Church and supported it throughout his active life. Because of his longevity and wide experiences in this area of Southwest Virginia, descending generations, both local and from afar, turning to him for information about their ancestors, family lands and cemeteries. His death marks the end of an era of hard-working, self-sufficient family farmers and his vast knowledge of family history and local folklore will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by Dollie Grove Derting, his wife of 69 years; grandson, Bobby Derting; two sisters, Grace Fleenor and Maxie Reynolds; siblings, Cordie, Velma, Blanche, Sidney, John and Joe died in early childhood.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, John and Edith Derting, Bluff City, Joe and Janet Derting, Abingdon, Claude and Helena Derting, Hiltons; brother, Calvin C. Derting; grandchildren, Alan, Sandra, Terry, Barbara, Glenn, Steve, Tom and their families; great-grandchildren, Mary, George, John, Peter, Patience, Elijah and Valiant Derting, Shane and Will Woods, Desiree Amaya, Will and Allyson Derting, Zachary, Jacob and Rachel Derting, Nikki and Adam Derting.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Beech Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Bowlin and the Rev. Travis Hilton officiating.

Mr. Derting will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at the Derting/Hickam Cemetery, located on the family farm.

Pallbearers will be Bill Hilton, Jim Bowlin, Glenn Derting, Steve Derting, Tom Derting, Alan Derting, Jack Salyer and Alan Lane.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beech Grove Church, c/o Mrs. Brenda Horton, Treasurer, Route 1, Box 297G, Hiltons, Va. 24258.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Wilmer Joe Derting

HILTON, Va. — Wilmer Joe Derting, 55, was dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

A member of the Church of Christ of Weber City, he was a 33 year employee for Tennessee Eastman Company, member of the Catlett Masonic Lodge No. 35 of Gate City, and a veteran of World War II.  He was also a member of the VFW, Charles DeWitt Byrd Post of Kingsport , and served on the Scott County Planning Commission.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Betty G. Derting, Hilton; one son, Rickey Joe Derting, Hilton; one daughter, Miss Betty Jo Derting,  Alexandria, Va.; five brothers, Carl Derting, Pittsburg, Pa., Ralph Derting, Hilton, Va., Roy Derting, Salisbury, N.C., Earl and Homer Derting, both of Gate City.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News, Thursday, March 10, 1977)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Kenneth G. "Jerry" Deskins

WEBER CITY, Va. — Jerry Deskins, 75, of Weber City, Va. passed away on Saturday (Sept. 24, 2011) at his residence after a 10-year battle with Parkinsons disease.

He was born on May 12, 1936 in Clintwood, Va. to the late Edith and Rayneer Deskins. He was a lifelong resident of Virginia and attended Homeland Baptist Church, Kingsport. Jerry graduated as Valedictorian from Clinch Co. High School in 1954 then attended East Tennessee State University, graduating with a B.A. Business Degree. He participated in the ROTC program. Jerry retired as a Captain after 12 years of service in the National Guard. Jerry "read the law" and became an attorney by passing the bar without attending law school.

Jerry was the owner of Holston Insurance and Real Estate, established in 1968, where he practiced as a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Insurance Agent and land investor.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Judith Deskins of the home; three children, Val Deskins and partner, Richard McGrath of Ft. Collins, Colo., Leta Deskins and partner, Dodie Robinson of Cary, N.C. and Patrick Deskins of Weber City; five grandchildren, Lesley Duncan, Ryan Duncan, Kerianne Deskins, all of Kingsport, Keeley Deskins and William Deskins both of Weber City; sister, Peggy Franklin of Memphis, Tenn.; a nephew, Greg Franklin of Mississippi; and two sisters-in-law, Norma Scrudders, and Margaret Tidwell and husband, Tom. Jerry is also survived by a longtime family and loyal employee, Doris Pearson.

The family will receive friends at the home and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew, officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at Deskins Family Cemetery in Dickenson County, Va .

Pallbearers will be family members and friends at the graveside.

Honorary pallbearers are Phillip Bledsoe, Bill Hilton, Dee Meade, Mike Peters, Paul Templeton, and Scott County Attorneys.

Those wishing to follow the funeral procession may meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m.

Cater-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City is serving the Deskins family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rayneer M. Deskins

WEBER CITY , Va. - Rayneer M. Deskins, 87, passed away Friday ( May 4, 2001 ) at his residence.

Born in Russell County, Va. on Oct. 25, 1913 , he was the son of the late W.M. Deskins and Elizabeth Sutherland Deskins. He retired from Bluefield Supply as a truck driver.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith M. Kerr Deskins, Sept. 13, 1991 ; a daughter, Katherine Sue Deskins; sisters, Clara Richards, Iris Widner, Marie Riddle, Dottie Lou Deskins; and a brother, Arthur Deskins.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Franklin, Memphis; a son, Jerry Deskins and wife, Judith, Gate City, Va.; a brother, Carson Deskins, Kingsport; grandchildren, Leta Deskins, Patrick Deskins, Val Deskins, Greg Franklin, Eddie Franklin II; great-grandchildren, Lesley Duncan, Ryan Duncan, Keely Deskins, Kerianne Deskins, Eddie Franklin III, Chastine Franklin, Victoria Franklin, Tara Franklin and Zachery Thompson.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the residence of the son, Jerry Deskins.

A eulogy will be given at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Kerr Cemetery , Big Ridge section of Dickenson County . Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Walter M. Deskins

Walter M. Deskins, 86, of 101 Adams St., died Friday night [4/8/1977] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness. A Dickenson County, Va. native, he worked for Clinchfield Coal Co. and W. M. Ritter Lumber Co. several years prior to coming to Kingsport in 1944. He attended the Holiness Church of Jesus.

Survivors include his wife, Chloe [Bledsoe Morehead] Deskins; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Riddle, Kingsport, Mrs. Iris Widener, Johnson City, and Mrs. Clara Richards, Kingsport; three sons, Rayneer Deskins, Weber City, Va., Arthur Deskins, Carson Deskins, both of Kingsport; two step-daughters, Jackie Anderson, Murfreesboro, Betty Minton, Bristol; four step-sons, Arthur O. Moorehead, and Jim Morehead, Kingsport, William Moorehead, Orlando, Fla., Kenneth Moorehead, Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Ortha Sutherland, St. Paul, Va.; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 18 step grandchildren and ten step great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, April 10, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth James Dickerson

FALL BRANCH - Kenneth James Dickerson, 68, of the Jearoldstown community, died Tuesday (Sept. 7, 2004) at his home after an apparent heart attack.

Born in Greene County, he resided in Tampa, Fla., for 25 years before moving back to Greene County in 1990. Mr. Dickerson served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Great Dane Trailer Company in Tampa, Fla.

He was an avid gardener and traveler, having traveled 50 states and several foreign countries.

Mr. Dickerson was a Baptist.

His wife, Virginia Dickerson; and parents, Earl and Clara Dickerson preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sisters, Stella "Peggy" Hughes, Chuckey, Joenia Frady and husband, Dave, Kingsport; two brothers, Johnny Dickerson and wife, Jane, Randell Dickerson and wife, Pauline, all of Chuckey; stepdaughters, Barbara Myers, Tampa, Fla., Karen Thomas and husband, Danny, Boca Raton, Fla.; stepson, Paul Walker and wife, Dorothy, St. Petersburg, Fla.; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; four nieces, Lynda Hughes Dawson, Paula Smith, Michelle Huffman and Brittany Dickerson; two nephews, Doug Dickerson and Brian Smith.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Fall Branch Chapel with the Rev. Roger Dykes officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post No. 3/265.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert T. Dickens

(Wife Ruby Winegar is a Scott Co descendant.)

KINGSPORT - Robert T. Dickens, 79, of Kingsport, departed this life on Saturday (March 19, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Dickens was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country proudly during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Arthur Dickens and Addie Dickens Begley; three brothers, Harry Dickens, Ed Dickens, Paul Dickens; four sisters, Ruth Dickens, Lois Dickens, Grace Pendleton and Dorothy Jennings.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Winegar Dickens of Kingsport; four daughters, Sandy Bellamy and husband Donald, Kingsport, Brownie Stoots and husband Mical, Bristol, Tenn., and Peggy J. Dickens, Blountville; one stepdaughter, Martha Williams and husband Danny, Kingsport; two sons, Johnny M. Dickens and wife Patsy, Blountville, and Rusty Dickens, Blountville; nine grandchildren, Stacy Gray and wife Pam, Clinton, Tenn., Scott Gray and wife Jeni, Chattanooga, Sonya Gray, Knoxville, Johnathan Booher and wife Julia, Charleston, S.C., Suzanne Kingston and husband Joe, Knoxville, Stephanie Fox, Blountville, Rhnea Sluder and husband David, Bluff City, Hank and Cody Dickens, Blountville; stepgranddaughter, Kim Davidson, Kingsport; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Vick Wallace and the Rev. Buddy Wooten officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Lee (Winegar) Dickens

(Descendant of Scott Co Quillen Family.)

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Ruby Lee Dickens , 78, of Kingsport, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday (May 3, 2008).

She was born on Aug. 23, 1929, to the late Clint Winegar and Clarice Dykes Winegar in Kingsport, where she spent all of her life. She was a former employee of the Kingsport Press and of the Methodist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, who will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Dickens , parents Clint and Clarice Winegar.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Bellamy and husband, Don, Martha Williams and husband, Danny, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Kim Davidson of Kingsport, Stacy and Pam Gray of Clinton, Tenn., Scott and Jeni Gray of Aberdeen, N.C., Sonya Gray of Gray, Tenn., Jennifer and Fabio Bogni of Gray, Tenn.; great- granchildren, Chase Houseright, Corey Crouch, Nik, Emily, Christian, Ashlyn, Katie, J.C. Gray and Aly Bogni; one sister, Stella Kelly of Kingsport; one brother, James "Jim" Winegar and wife, Wanda of Kingsport; and numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.

Visitation will be held today in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will follow with Pastor Lonnie Wooten Jr.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Garden of Meditatation.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ruby Lee Dickens .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elizabeth (Freeman) Dickerson

GATE CITY, Va. - Elizabeth Freeman Dickerson , 89, Route 4, departed from this life Saturday morning ( Feb. 20, 1999 ) at her residence.

A native of Piney Grove , Ky. ( Laurel County ), she had been a resident of Scott County for many years. She was a homemaker and attended Notingham United Methodist Church . She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Dickerson ; an infant daughter, Vetta Sue Dickerson ; her parents, Elbert and Laura McGee Freeman; sisters, Minnie Freeman and Edith Freeman; brothers, Clyde, Cecil, Bert and Sam Freeman; grandson, Larry Farley; great-grandchild, Regina Skeens; and son-in-law, Creed Farley.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Creed (Vivian) Farley and Mrs. Sebern (Jan) Phelps, both of Gate City, Va.; granddaughters, Sandra Skeens, Melinda Rhoton, Dolores Riner, Donna Riner and Susan Kerney; grandsons, Skip Farley and Doug Larkins; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Mammie Noah, Harlan County, Ky.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckel Herron, the Rev. Bill Porter and the Rev. Buddy Legg officiating. Shirley Blackburn will provide the music.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery . Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ella (Phipps) Calton Dickerson

Mrs. Ella P. Dickerson, 76, of 108 Broadview St., died at 6:45 a.m. Monday [8/4/1975] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., having spent most of her life in McRoberts, Ky. She had been making her home in Kingsport for the past year.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Billy (Lorraine) Jarrett, Kingsport, Mrs. Richard (Marie) Nass, Miss Ella May Dickerson, both of Detroit, and Mrs. Lee (Ruby) Crawford, Lenoir, N.C.; two sons, Robert H. Dickerson, Brunswick, Ga., and Hugh Junior Calton, Williamsburg,

Ky.; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times / Monday, August 4, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Frances (Edwards) Barnett Dockery Dickerson

Mrs. Frances Dickerson, 50, Rt. 1, Fall Branch, died at 3 p.m. Friday [11/18/1977] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of Fall Branch since 1952. Mrs. Dickerson attended the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Conley Dickerson; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Mary) Coffey, Fall Branch, and Mrs. Harold (Phyllis) Stanley, Florence, Ala.; two sons, Jack E. Dockery, Fall Branch and Mack Dockery, Kingsport; her mother, Mrs. Bessie Bowser, Kingsport; five sisters, Mrs. George (Hazel) Smith, and Mrs. Arlen (Edna) Owens, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Alfred (Lucille) Brickey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Roger (Maxie) Sharpe, Farmington, Mich., and Mrs. Maurice (Jean) Bradley, Livonia, Mich.; one brother, James E. Hall, Bristol, Va. and nine grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.)

Kingsport Times-News / Saturday, November 19, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

James W. Dickerson

SURGOINSVILLE - James W. Dickerson, 59, Surgoinsville, passed away Friday (June 1, 2007) at Wellmont- Holston Valley Hospital with family and friends at his side.

Jim received his BS degree in Education from East Tennessee State University. He was employed for several years by the Hawkins County School System. He served in the Army Reserves. He grew up attending Fudge's Chapel Methodist Church. He taught Sunday School classes for several years at Long's Bend Baptist Church and was presently attending Hope Community Church.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Arnold Dickerson; son, Jon Marc Dickerson and friend, Kristina; father and mother, Willard and Frances Dickerson; brother, Ronnie Dickerson and wife, Matilda all of Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Colboch- Price Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at McPheeters Bend Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Phillips officiating.

Colboch- Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is serving the Dickerson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willard Guy Dickerson

SURGOINSVILLE — Willard Guy Dickerson, 86, of Surgoinsville, died Tuesday (March 31, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a native of Hawkins County and was a member of the Fudges Chapel United Methodist Church for 55 years. He retired from Tennessee Eastman with 40 years and seven months service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jim Dickerson; his parents, James Buddy Dickerson and Ollie Dickerson Mitchell; his stepfather, J.P. Mitchell; five brothers, Dewolf, Robert, Raymond, Conner and Joe Dickerson; and one infant sister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances Thurman Dickerson of the home; son, Ronnie D. Dickerson and wife, Matilda of Surgoinsville; daughter-in-law, Linda Arnold Dickerson; grandsons, Jason Dickerson and wife, Jackie of Mount Carmel, Jeremy Dickerson and wife, April of Kingsport, Jon Marc Dickerson and friend, Kristina of Johnson City; great-grandson, Andrew Beecher Dickerson of Mount Carmel; sisters, Emma Barton of Church Hill and Jessie Hawkins and husband, Jack of Grants Pass, Ore.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tim Hodges and the Rev. Greg Fletcher officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church Hill Memory Gardens with military rites conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee National Guard.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mens Sunday School Class of Fudges Chapel United Methodist Church.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmo Paris Dillon

Elmo Dillon, 81, of Hiltons, VA went to be with our Lord on Sunday evening November 4, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was a member of Hilton United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Parkie and Sarah Begley Dillon; two sisters, Lorena Dodson and Alta Phillips; one brother, Mitchell Dillon.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Russell Dillon; daughter, Debra Myers and husband, Larry; son, Donnie Dillon and wife, Janice; two granddaughters, Amanda Conley and Cindy Moses and husband Jon; one great granddaughter, Emily Lynn Conley; one great grandson, Evan Lee Moses; one sister, Eliza Porter; along with several nieces and nephews; little guard dog, “Sweetie Pie”.

Elmo was well known for his love of bluegrass and gospel music which he played professionally for many years. He played many instruments but his passion was for the mandolin, in which he possessed a remarkable gift for playing.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23 N, Weber City, VA, 24290.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Will Shewey officiating. Music will be provided by Oscar Harris and Lisa Hall.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Hiltons Cemetery, Hiltons, VA. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgil Mitchell Dillon

March 11, 1946 - May 28, 2014

Virgil Mitchell Dillon, 68, of Kingsport, entered into the arms of his Savior on Wednesday (May 28, 2014) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. He served his country in the U.S. Army after graduating from Ketron High School, and worked at Eastman Chemical Company until retiring in 1999. Virgil coached Bloomingdale T-Ball and AABC 9-10 year-old Willie Mays Division for 23 years. He also coached Bloomingdale Optimist basketball. Virgil was known for his kindness and his loving heart.

Mr. Dillon was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Sylvia (Lawson) Dillon, his daughter Deborah Lene (Dillon) Meade, and his brother Larry Edward Dillon.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 38 years, Deborah (Debbie) Parker Dillon; his sister, Phyllis (Dillon) Zeoli and husband, Dennis; a daughter, Vicki Price and husband, Mike; his sons, Major Jason Dillon and wife, Tina, CW3 Donald Dillon and wife, Heather; grandchildren, Jordan Meade, Haley Cutshall, Ethan Dillon, Jonathan Proffitt, Leslie Price, Isabel Dillon, Emily Dillon, Emma Dillon, Eli Dillon, and Jacob Dillon; great granddaughter, Emma Bailey; his nephew, James Richards along with several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (June 1, 2014) from 1 pm to 3 pm at Bloomingdale Baptist Church or friends may also call anytime at the residence. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 pm at the church with Pastor Phil Whittemore, officiating. Music will be provided by Anna Taylor and Carol Hackler along with Bloomingdale Baptist Church Choir.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3/ # 265 following the funeral at Washington County Memory Gardens with Jason Dillon, Ethan Dillon, Donald Dillon, Jonathan Price, James Richards, Dennis Zeoli, Cecil Lawson, Mike Price and Luke Stacy serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Virgil's Men's Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Dillion, Rose, Begley, Edens, Lawson, Neeley, Jones, Vanzant, Barnett, Hood, Speer)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Franklin Henry Dillow

KINGSPORT — Franklin Henry Dillow, 69, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (April 19, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County, Franklin moved to Hawkins County in 1967. He served three years in the U.S. Army as a military policeman. Franklin retired from Eastman Chemical Company after over 39 years of service. He was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Irene Smith Dillow; three brothers, R.T. Dillow, Everett Dillow and John Dillow.

Franklin is survived by his wife, Wanda (Collins) Dillow, of the home; two daughters, Tracie Hilton and husband, Mike of Church Hill and Jill Jackson and husband, Patrick of Church Hill; two beautiful and special granddaughters, Katie Hilton and Kelly Jackson; three sisters, Margaret Prichard and husband, Harvey of Elizabethton, Francis Lee of Kingsport and Mary Lee Kern and husband, Carl of Michigan; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Apostolic Lighthouse, Kingsport. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor David Peters officiating.

Music will be provided by Jon Peters and singers.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with American Legion Post 3/265 and TN National Guard conducting the rites. Anyone wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to go in to procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Jerry Carter will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Robert Dillow

KINGSPORT - John Robert Dillow, 62, of Kingsport, went to join his wife in heaven on Friday, (April 27, 2007).

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra Kay Dillow on March 14, 2007; his parents, Ted and Irene Dillow; and two brothers, Robert and Everett Dillow.

Survivors include his son, Troy Dillow of Gray; three sisters, Margaret Prichard and husband, Harvey of Elizabethton, Mary Kern and husband, Carl of Highland Mich. and Frances Lee of Kingsport; his brother, Henry Dillow and wife, Wanda of Mt. Carmel; he is also survived by many special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive family and friends from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon on Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel.

Services will follow in the chapel with Reverend Olen Cassell, officiating.

Graveside services will be private at Oak Hill Cemetery in the Garden of the Good Shepherd.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of John Robert Dillow.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sandra Kay (Moore) Dillow

KINGSPORT - Sandra Dillow, 59, of Kingsport, went to heaven unexpectedly on March 13, 2007 at her residence.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of 40 years and her only son, family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Moore and her two brothers, R.C. and Gary.

Surviving is her loving husband, John and her precious son, Troy of Kingsport; her sisters, Sue Kinsler, Doris McClellan, Barbara Castle and husband, Bob and her brother, Billy Joe Moore. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews who will miss her very much.

The family will receive family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel.

Services will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Olen Cassell officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in the Garden of the Good Shepherd.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Sandra Dillow.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Everett Dillow

KINGSPORT - Thomas Everett Dillow, 72, went to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon (Jan. 8, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Kingsport (Cooks Valley) Tenn.

Mr. Dillow retired from Tom Brooks Exxon as a service station attendant. His hobbies were whittling and yardwork.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore R. Dillow and Mamie Irene Smith Dillow; and a brother, R.T. Dillow.

Surviving are his sisters, Margaret Prichard and husband Harvey, Elizabethton, Mary Lee Kern and husband Carl, Highland, Mich., and Frances Lee, Kingsport; brothers, Henry Dillow and wife Wanda, Mt. Carmel and John Dillow and wife Sandra, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Doug Harris officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Kerns Dills

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - ­Charlie Kerns Dills, 67, Route 1, Box 1795, Ft. Blackmore, Va., died Sunday (April 10, 1994) at Indian Path Medical Center after a short illness.

He attended Slant United Methodist Church, and was a member of Ft. Blackmore Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Betty Dills; one sister, Mary Lane; a brother, Will Johnson Dills; and a sister, Lucille Richmond Dills.

Surviving are one sister, Dora Darnell, Weber City, Va.; sever­al nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Slant Unit­ed Methodist Church, Slant, Va. with the Rev. Dean Tibbs and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the ser­vice.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in the Brickey Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Anna Overbay.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

 

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