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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by
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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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
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
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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 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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane  

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

Kingsport Times-News
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)

Kingsport Times-News
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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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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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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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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)

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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

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

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.

Kingsport Times-News

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
Submitted by Don Lane

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

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

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.

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Beulah (Hall) Dingus

KINGSPORT — Beulah H. Dingus, 78, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday ( May 01, 2011 ) at her residence.

Beulah was born in Scott County, Va. She retired from the Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company and attended Bible Way Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Goldman and Avie Estell Kern Hall; sisters, Annie Akers and Ruby Cole; brothers, Curtis Hall, Bobby Hall and Roy Hall; three infant brothers.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Eugene Hoyt Dingus, of the home; sisters, Edna Dorton Green, Gate City, Va., Berniece Dingus and husband, John, Kingsport; brother, Clyde Hall and wife, Geneva, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; special nieces, Sandra Quillen, Lisa Ray and Shelby Jennings; special nephew, Jody Dingus; several nieces and nephews who helped care for her.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Travis Bolling, the Rev. John Dockery, and the Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating.

Music will be provided by Pendletons Chapel Church Singers and Johnny Copas.

Pallbearers will be James Lane , Bill Dorton, Sherill Ashworth, Brett Dorton, Frankie Ray, and Ronnie Quillin.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Robinette, Dan Coakley, Sam Hibbert and Delmar Ashworth.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery . Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the Amedisys Hospice of Kingsport , Misty Venett, Sheila Loyd and Sandra Nadeau.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carl W. "Butch'' Dingus

WEBER CITY, Va. - The Lord called Carl W. "Butch'' Dingus, 66, home on Monday (April 1, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Kingsport , living most of his life in Scott County , Va. He retired from the Mead Corp., where he was manager of procurement. He was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Shoemaker High School and was a member of the football team.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. , and was a member of the adult choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, O.L. and Nannie Scott Dingus; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Geneva and W.R. Porter; and brother-in-law, Gary Porter.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Porter Dingus, Weber City, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Jim Click, Mount Carmel; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubert and Judy Dingus, Dothan, Ala., Hartwell and Dorothy Dingus, Weber City, Va., and Harold and Esther Dingus, Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. , and anytime at the residence ( Jennings Street ).

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Dean Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by the adult choir of the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Lee Tomlinson, Farrell Johnson, Donald Carter, Ronald Carter, Paul Henry and Jerry Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 1249 , Abingdon , Va. 24212 .

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

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Eddie Dingus

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Eddie Dingus, 42, Rt. 1, Ft. Blackmore, Va., entered into rest Sunday ( Sept. 4, 2005 ) at his residence.

Eddie was born in Sullivan County, on June 21, 1963 , a son of Roy and Cecile Lee Quillen Dingus.

He was preceded in death by his uncles, Morgan Darnell and George Dingus; and aunts, Phoebe Darnell, Mary Begley, Loulie Darnell and Myrtle Laney.

Surviving in addition to his parents, Roy and Cecile Dingus, Ft. Blackmore, are his wife, Penny Dingus; daughter, Jessica Dingus; son, Justin Dingus; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Annette Dingus, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Chris Crump, Church Hill, Shirley Derrick, Kingsport, Kathy and Dennis Hammonds, Kingsport, and Norma and Beverly Herbert, Bristol, Va.; grandfather, Henry Quillen, Ft. Blackmore; five nieces and four nephews, three aunts and one uncle.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Willie Neeley officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers and the Gateway Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harris Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore . The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12 noon Wednesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Beverly Herbert, Chris Crump, Dennis Hammonds, Larry Sumner, Kevin Perry and Jamie Price will serve as pallbearers.

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Ellen Georgia (Kerns) Summey Dingus

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Ellen Summey Dingus, 69, entered into rest Thursday (July 18, 2002) at her residence.

She was born Jan. 10, 1933 in Scott County, Va., to the late Worley Wesley and Nancy Goldie Baldwin Kerns.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Summey; two sisters, Effie Flanary and Callie Martin; and brother, Bill Kerns.

Survivors include two sons, Roger (John Brown) and wife Margaret Summey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Tommy Dingus and special friend, Lisa, Church Hill; sister, Ruby Gillenwater, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Lisa and Bill Woods, Kaye and Arthur Falin, all of Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Matt Woods, Tuesdee Woods, Autumn Falin and Peyton Falin; two special nieces, Linda Laney and Connie Nickels; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Albert Poole and the Rev. Gene Jennings officiating.

Music will be provided by Toke Hensley, James "Babe" Lawson and Kelly Chafin.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Begley Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Victor Finch, Jacob Beavers, Curtis Laney, Tony Marshall, Jackie Begley and Kevin Goins.

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Elmer Clyde Dingus

KINGSPORT — Elmer Clyde Dingus, 66, of Bloomingdale Pike, entered into rest late Monday evening while at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born May 6, 1941 and was the son of the late Emory L. and Sallie Gray Mitchell Dingus in Russell County, Va. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl; two sisters, Magoline and Leona.

He is survived by his son, Tommy Dingus and wife, Lisa of Mount Carmel; two grandchildren, Tanner Arrington and Ethan Dingus of Mount Carmel; two brothers, Roger Dingus and wife, Mary of Percyville, Va., Luther Dingus of Abingdon, Va.; three sisters, Fannie Brown and husband, Jimmie of Percyville, Va., Ufola Robinson of Bristol, Va., Ruth Salyers of Honaker, Va.; several nieces, nephews and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home. The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Tolley officiating.

Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Begley Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va. It is requested that those wishing to attend meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for the graveside services.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Emory Lee Dingus

CASTLEWOOD - Emory Lee Dingus, 68, died early Friday morning [11/16/1973] in Lebanon Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of Sabra Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his sons, Earl C., St. Paul; Luther, Castlewood; Elmer, Fort Blackmore, and Roger Dingus, Lovettsville, Va.; daughters, Mrs. Vernon Salyers, Lebanon; Mrs. Magolene Chaffin, St. Paul; Mrs. Leona Robinson, Leesburg; Mrs. Jimmy Brown, Purcellville, Va.; and Charles Robinson, St. Paul; brother, Ezra Dingus, Castlewood; 38 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Funeral services for Emory Lee Dingus of Castlewood, Va., who died early Friday, will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Sabra Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Jett Solver and Rev. Emerson Myres officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Russell County Funeral Home in Lebanon, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1973

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Fielding Edgar Dingus

Fielding E. Dingus, 63, of 3301 Princeton Rd., Sullivan Gardens died at 10:55 p. m. Tuesday [7/16/1968] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Russell County, Va. And had been a resident of Sullivan County most of his life. He was employed at the Tennessee Eastman Corporation for the past 29 years, retiring early this year.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bertie Edwards Dingus of Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Barrett of Kingsport, one son Roy Dingus, U. S. Navy; two sisters, Mrs. Vernie Huron of Kingsport, and Mrs. Alba Hall of Castlewood, Va., one brother, Henry Dingus of Jonesboro.

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

(Descendant of Phillip (1774-1831) and Nancy (McConnell) Dingus of Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

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Hubert Randall Dingus, Lt. Colonel (USAF, Retired)

DOTHAN, Ala. - Hubert Randall Dingus, Lt. Colonel (USAF, Retired), of Dothan , Ala. , died Sunday, ( Jan. 4, 2004 ). He was 80 years of age.

Hubert will always be remembered for his love of life, competitive spirit, and his intense passion for the game of golf. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Hubert was born on Nov. 25, 1923, near Crackersneck, Va. He grew up near Kingsport, but had lived many places throughout the world during his more than 32 years of military service which included combat operations in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, retiring in Miami, Fla., in 1975, relocating to Shalimar, Fla., in 1978, and then again to Dothan, Ala. in 2001.

Hubert was preceded in death by his parents, Orban Lincoln Dingus and Nannie Scott Dingus; his wife of 50 years, Edith Mosier Dingus; and brother, Carl Dingus.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Kuykendall Dingus; brother, Hartwell Dingus and his wife Dorothy Dingus of Weber City, Va.; sister, Doris Click and her husband James Click of Church Hill; brother, Harold Dingus and his wife Esther Dingus of Bristol, Va.; sister-in-law, Joann Dingus, of Weber City; daughter, Judy Coe and her husband, Richard Coe of Tullahoma, Tenn.; daughter, Sherry Schneider and her husband Earl Schneider of Shalimar, Fla.; son, Michael Dingus of Villanova, Pa.; stepdaughter, Kathy Stephenson and husband Eric Stephenson of Galveston, Texas; stepdaughter, Karen Stiegmann and husband Eric Stiegmann of Centreville, Va.; and stepdaughter, Linda Maccabe and husband Mark Maccabe of Dothan, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held on Friday ( Jan. 9, 2004 ) at Barrancas Cemetery in Pensacola , Fla. At that time, as was his desire and that of his family, Hubert's ashes will be interred with those of his first wife, Edith.

A memorial service will follow at Shalimar United Methodist Church at 4 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the home of Sherry and Earl Schneider in Shalimar immediately following the service.

At the family's request, memorial contributions may be made to the Shalimar UMC Children In Crisis Ministry or the First United Methodist Church of Dothan building fund.

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Ira. V. Dingus

Ira V. Dingus, 80, of 1605 Park Street, died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday at the Holston Valley Hospital after an extended illness.  He was born in Scott County and was a resident of Kingsport for the past 18 years.  He was a retired merchant and a member of the Howard Hill Freewill Baptist Church, a member of the Lovedale Lodge No. 401, the Kingsport Rebekah No. 17, and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 972 of Kingsport.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mable Vicars and Miss Elsie Dingus, both of Kingsport, and Bonnie Hall of Byron, Ohio; seven sons, Lee Dingus, John Dingus, Lester Dingus, Jack Dingus, and Don Dingus, all of Kingsport, Ira V. Dingus of Falls Church, Va., and Paul Dingus of Baltimore, Md.; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Lem Dingus of Pennsylvania.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News, Thursday, May 7, 1970)

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Funeral services for Ira V. Dingus, 80, of 1605 Part Street, who died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday at Holston Valley Community Hospital, after an extended illness, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Carter's Chapel with the Rev. James Boatright, the Rev. W. P. Lane and the Rev. David Salley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Lovedale Lodge No. 401.  The body will remain at Carter's Chapel where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Carter's Chapel will be in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News, Thursday, May 7, 1970)

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Irene (Darnell) Dingus

GATE CITY, Va. -- Irene Dingus , 56, Gate City, died Thursday (Sept. 17, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on April 7, 1942, she was a daughter of the late George Washington and Elsie Florence Darnell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Darnell and one grandchild.

Surviving are her husband, Willie Dingus , Gate City, Va.; four daughters, Marie Dingus Hammonds, Gate City, Va., Cheryl Dingus Gibson, Fort Blackmore, Va., Patricia Dingus Dockery and Brenda Dingus Estep, both of Manville, Va.; one son, Marshall Dingus , Gate City, Va.; one sister, Georgia Darnell Carter, Gate City,Va.; three brothers, Jay Darnell and Charles Buck Darnell, both of Gate City, Va., and Troy Darnell, Rye Cove, Va.; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

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. Otto Gibson and the Rev. Jackie Frazier officiating.

Burial will be in Hill Cemetery, Hill Station, Va.

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Isaac Wayland Dingus

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Isaac Wayland Dingus, 86, entered into rest Saturday (April 10, 2004) at his residence.

Mr. Dingus was born April 17, 1917 in Scott County, Va., and was a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Meade's Chapel Church of Nickelsville.

Mr. Dingus was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emily Hillman Dingus; six sisters; two brothers; and one very special granddaughter, Becky Marshall.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mabel Beatrice Lawson Dingus of Nickelsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Bobby Marshall, Nickelsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne Dingus and wife Bea, Nickelsville, Larry Dingus and Betty, Fredricksburg, Va.; one special granddaughter and husband, Michelle and Travis Roach, Midland, Va.; one special grandson, Justin Dingus of Norfolk, Va.; two great-grandsons, Travis Lee and Daniel Roach; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Roach; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Henry Meade officiating.

Music will be provided by The Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Temple Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Castlewood, Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery.

Glen Lawson, Stacey Lawson, Travis Roach, Darrell Wayne Meade, Randy Meade and Jeff Lucas will serve as pallbearers.

Wesley Dingus, Ned Meade, Rev. G.W. White, Dr. DeMotts, Joe Meade and Bobby Dingus will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Kenneth Ralph Dingus

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Kenneth Ralph Dingus , 47, entered into rest on Sunday ( Jan. 2, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born November 19, 1952 in Scott County , Va. He attended Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Kegley Dingus .

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Hammond Dingus , Clinchport, Va.; two sons, Mark Aaron Dingus and Brian Anthony Dingus , both of the home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Anna Dingus , Clinchport, Va.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lubert and Polly Hammond, Clinchport, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willard (Buck) and Betty Dingus , Lebanon, Va., Paul James (Jimmy) and JoAnn Dingus , Clinchport, Va., Ronnie and Brenda Dingus , Gate City, Va. and Raymond and Jeanette Dingus , Kingsport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Guy Arwood, Duffield, Va., Judy and Richard (Dick) Hoesly, Scottsboro, Ala., Margaret and Daryl Hurd, Clinchport, Va. and Linda and Ted Falin, Clinchport, Va.; brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Eddie Hammond and Sherry Carter, Richard and Penny Hammond, both of Clinchport, Va., and Larry and Teresa France, Gate City; nieces, Paula Ervin, Shelby Tomlinson, Sandra Jenks, Christy Agnew, Rhnea Saez, Heather Hurd, Kendra Hammond; nephews, Robert Hass, Mike Hass, Darren Dingus , Dennis Hass, Wendell Dingus , Wade Dingus , Ron Dingus Jr., and Jimmy Hoesly; several great nieces, nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Herron, the Rev. Eckel Herron and the Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Burial will follow the service in Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Gary Addington, Jack Cunningham, Scott Warren, Delmar (Pete) Baird, Roger Estepp and Gus Harrell will serve as pallbearers. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Lois Virginia (Cress) Compton Dingus

DUNGANNON, Va. - Lois Virginia Cress Dingus, 71, passed away Thursday (April 12, 2001) at her home in Scott County, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Alden and Mona Keith Cress. She was a member of Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ in Elizabethton.

Surviving are her husband, Dairl Dingus; five daughters, Wanda Hatchell, Murrells Inlet, S.C., Carol Honeycutt, Nickelsville, Va., Kathy Graham, Archdale, N.C., Sherry Steffey, Trinity, NC. and Jeanie Powers, Dungannon, Va.; three sons, Jiles Compton, Asheboro, N.C., Alden A. L. Compton, Dungannon, Va., and Johnny Dingus, Mount Carmel; five sisters, Dorothy Hughes, Billie June Comer, Faye West and Linda Kennedy, all of Dungannon, Va., and Mary Childers, Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Steve Cress, Cleburne, Texas, David Cress, Lima, Ohio and Alden Cress Jr., Dungannon, Va.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with Pastor Brian Hall officiating.

A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Cress Family Cemetery in Dungannon, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the service.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Lona (Gillenwater) Dingus

Lona G. Dingus, 100 Netherland Lane, Kingsport, died Tuesday (Feb. 17, 1998) at Indian Path Medical Center.
She was a graduate of Maryville College and University of Tennessee, Knoxville and taught in the Kingsport area school systems for over 30 years. She was a member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church and the American Association of University Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh S. Dingus; sister, Laurie McConnell; and three brothers, Charles Gillenwater, Billy Burns Gillenwater and Grover Woods Gillenwater.
Surviving are three brothers, Hagen Gillenwater, Savannah, Va., Grady Gillenwater, Jacksonville, Fla., and George Gillenwater, Hovlock, N.C.; half-sister, Mary Ann Killum, Swansboro, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Vanessa Potter officiating.
Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Association of University Women, P.O. Box 7170, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Mabel Beatrice (Lawson) Dingus

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Mabel Beatrice Dingus, 89, entered into rest Jan. 19, 2009 at the Wexford House.

She was born in Wise, Va. on July 18, 1919 to the late Harry Garland and Rosa Nolan Lawson. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Issaac Wayland Dingus; granddaughter, Becky Marshall; one sister and three brothers.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bobby Marshall, Nickelsville, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Bea Dingus, Nickelsville, Va., Larry and Betty Dingus, Fredericksburg, Va.; brother, Tommy Lawson, Castlewood, Va.; grandson, Justin Dingus; granddaughter, Michelle and husband, Travis Roach; two great-grandsons, Travis Lee and Daniel Roach; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Willingham; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Wayne Dingus or her daughter, Joyce Marshall, both of Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Henry Meade officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will follow the service at Temple Hill Memorial Gardens, Castlewood, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Joe Meade, Dr. DeMotts, Glenn Lawson and Bobby Dingus will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to extend thanks and appreciation to Dr. DeMotts and staff, staff of the Wexford House and the Whitson family.

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

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Nannie Lee (Scott) Dingus

WEBER CITY - Mrs. Nannie Lee Scott Dingus, age 68, died at 1 p.m. Monday of an apparent heart attack at her home.

Survivors include her husband, O. L. Dingus; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Click of Church Hill; four sons, G. Hartwell Dingus of Warren, Mich., Maj. Hebert R. Dingus of Edwards, Calif., Harold S. Dingus, Bristol Va., and Carl Dingus of Webcr City; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Gibson, Blacksburg, Va., Mrs. Bonnie Kemtfer of Radford, Va., Mrs. Blanche Creech, Burlington, N. C., Mrs. Jewell Barker of Santa Ana, Calif.; five brothers, Carl, Bronson, Lloyd, and Eugene Scott, all of Nickelsville, and Charles G. Scott of Kingsport; and ten grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Granville Peters, Rev. Paul Blessing, and Rev. Wrightly Salling will officiate. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery .

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Tuesday, May 17, 1966)

Kingsport Times
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Patricia June (Quillin) Dingus

DUNGANNON, Va. - Patricia June (Quillin) Dingus , 56, Route 1, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Feb. 9, 1999) at Hillside Manor in Kingsport due to a lengthy illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport from 1965 to 1996, then returned to Scott County. Mrs. Dingus was a loving mother and housewife. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dungannon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert J. and Cora (Gillenwater) Quillin; two sisters, Vesta Egan and Dovie Clark; and a brother, Eston Quillin.

Surviving are her husband, Wesley H. Dingus , Dungannon, Va.; daughter, Lisa Dingus , Kingsport; seven sisters, Edna Greear, Clyde Kern, Myrtle Brickey, all of Kingsport, Leona Hill, Ruth Collins, both of Gate City, Va., Polly Carter, Clinchport, Va., and Julia Osborne, Gillette, Wy.; three brothers, R.F. Quillin, Dungannon, Va., Joseph R. Quillin and the Rev. J.B. Quillin, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kelly Carter, the Rev. Gerald Neeley and the Rev. Roy Lester officiating. Music will be provided by Sylvia Carter and Shelby Greear.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 and to the National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, 5001 W. Broad St., Suite 217, Richmond, Va. 23230.

Pallbearers will be Tim Strayhorn, Thomas E. Rose, Donald Fields, Robert Quillin, Donald Quillin and Dwight Quillin.

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Roy Lee Dingus

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Roy Lee Dingus, 76, of Alley Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon ( April 10, 2007 ) after a long illness while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a lifelong native of Scott County ( Ft. Blackmore ) having been born March 16, 1931 and was the son of the late James Michel and Ellen Victory Babb Dingus. He was a longtime painter having been retired for many years and also had previously been employed at City Market for approximately 16 years.

He was a member of the Alley Valley Baptist Church and attended Log Cabin Church in Weber City , Va.

He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Dingus; a brother, George Dingus; and four sisters, Mary Hensley, Lula Darnell, Phoebe Darnell and Myrtle Lanney.

Survivors include his wife, Cecile Quillen Dingus, of the home; four daughters, Dorothy Crump and husband, Chris of Jonesborough, Shirley Derrick of Kingsport, Kathy Hammonds and husband, Dennis of Kingsport and Norma Hurbert and husband, Beverly of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Billy Dingus and wife, Annette of Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Hazel Carter and husband, Roy of Rye Cove, Va., and Gracie Frazier and husband, Lawton of Clinchport, Va.; one brother, Willie Dingus of Clinchport, Va.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other family members along with many friends also survive.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the family home.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Walker Darnell and Rev. Willie Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

The committal service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Harris Family Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , Va. Those wishing to attend may meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Crump, Beverly Hurbert, Dennis Hammonds, Otie Rasnake, Pat Rasnake and Justin Dingus.

Memorials may be sent on behalf of the family to Scott County Funeral Home, P.O. Box 127 , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

William Robert Dingus

NICKELSVILLE — William Robert Dingus, 60, of Nickelsville Route 1 died in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport Saturday afternoon [1/1/1972] after a brief illness.

A farmer, he was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pearl Salyer Dingus; daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Wilma) Vicars of Lebanon, Va., and Mrs. Robert (Wanda Jean) Marshall, Nickelsville; sons, Dairl and Lowell Dingus, Nickelsville; a sister, Mrs. John Burke, Dealsville, Ohio; brothers, Walson and Willard Dingus, Nickelsville; and 11 grandchildren.

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

(Burial in Temple Hill Cemetery.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlotte Fae (Boyd) Dinsmore

KINGSPORT - Fae Dinsmore, 81, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Sept. 13, 2005) at Bristol Hospice House following an extended illness.

Born in Stonega, Va., Fae had been a resident of Kingsport for most of her life.

She was a member of Homeland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Wells Boyd; brothers, Johnny Boyd and Jack Boyd.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ervin Dinsmore of the home; two daughters, Patti Ward and husband David and Tammy Christian and husband Mike, both of Kingsport; one son, Steve Dinsmore and wife Debbie, Johnson City; grandchildren, Brandon Dinsmore and wife Susan of Knoxville, Ashley Ward, Brittani Christian and Braeden Christian, all of Kingsport; step-grandchildren, Christopher Nowlin and wife Sherry, Murfreesboro, and Ben Grindstaff, Asheville, N.C.; great-granddaughter, Katie Nowlin; sister-in- law, Kathleen Boyd, Kingsport; special friends, Nelda and Jim Culbertson; also several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor J. W. Depew officiating.

The graveside service will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Ben Grindstaff, Chris Nowlin, Spencer Gilliam, Brandon Dinsmore, Braeden Christian, Matt Haynes, Stuart Boyd, Alan Cumbow and Jim Culbertson.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Smith, Bob Murph and Marvin Winegar.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bristol Hospice House for the kindness shown to them during Fae's sickness.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ervin Carson Dinsmore

KINGSPORT - Ervin Carson Dinsmore, 80, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Thursday (Oct. 6, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Osaka, Va., he had lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He served as a Fireman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Battle of Normandy. He was a member of the VFW Post 3382. Ervin was part of a group of veterans who were awarded their high school diploma in 2003 due to their inability to finish high school before entering the military.

He was a retired businessman, having owned Powell Furniture Store and Lynn Garden Furniture and Carpet for most of his life. He was a member of Homeland Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Fae (Boyd) Dinsmore, Sept. 13, 2005; his parents, Daniel and Martha (Blankenship) Dinsmore; two sisters, Lillian Bishop and Edith Rupe; and a brother, Roy Dinsmore.

Surviving are his two daughters, Patti Ward and husband David, of Kingsport, and Tammy Christian and husband Mike, of Kingsport; one son, Steve Dinsmore and wife Debbie, of Johnson City; grandchildren, Brandon Dinsmore and wife Susan, Knoxville, Ashley Ward, Brittani Christian, and Braeden Christian, all of Kingsport; step-grandchildren, Christopher Nowlin and wife Sherry of Murfreesboro, and Ben Grindstaff of Asheville; great-granddaughter, Katie Nowlin; one brother, Ivory Dinsmore and wife Mary, of Richmond, Va.; special friends, Jim and Nelda Culbertson, of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J. W. Depew officiating.

Music will be provided by Damon Depew.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265, Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ben Grindstaff, Chris Nowlin, Spencer Gilliam, Brandon Dinsmore, Braeden Christian, Matt Haynes, Stuart Boyd, Alan Cumbow and Jim Culbertson.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Smith, Bob Murph and Marvin Winegar.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Homeland Baptist Church (Building Fund), 2504 Hawaii Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billie Jane (Blevins) Adams Dishman

PEORIA, Ill. — Billie Jane Dishman, formerly of Kingsport, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2007) at home.

Billie was the former owner/operator of Billie’s Beauty Shop in Metamora, Ill. She was also formerly employed with Hiram-Walker in Peoria.

Billie was born on Sept. 13, 1945 in Kingsport, daughter of Clarence Worley Winston and Nina Ruth (Johnson) Blevins. She was formerly married to Wilson "Bud" Rutherford Adams. She later married Dallas Odell Dishman on May 18, 1979 in Kingsport. He survives.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents; and a great-grandson, Iziah Bowen.

Billie is also survived by her son, Kevin Eugene Dishman of Pontiac; three daughters, Leann M. Adams Little of Peoria, Ginni L. Adams Rice of Low Point and Colleen Louise Dishman Bednar of Williamsfield; sister, Wanda (Rev. David) Swain of Rapatee; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Private services were held at Clary Funeral Consultants in Peoria, with the Rev. David Swain officiating.

Cremation rites were accorded, following services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program in Peoria.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence S. Dishner

Clarence S. Dishner , 91, formerly of 124 Gravely Road, Kingsport, died Wednesday ( Aug. 26, 1998 ) at Hillside Manor after an extended illness. Born in Scott County , Va. , he had lived in Kingsport since 1941. He was a former owner of Dishner Grocery in Lynn Garden. He was a member of Oak Drive Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin W. and Nannie Dinsmore Dishner ; his first wife, Elizabeth Qualls Dishner , August 1989; his second wife, Mayme Whitley Dishner , December 1995; brothers, Will, Radford, Roy, Edgar and Dual Dishner ; sisters, Lola Dishner , Esther Ison and Elizabeth Kendall; a granddaughter, Patricia Haskins; and a great-grandson, Clifford Haskins.

Surviving are his daughters, Frances Olterman, Kingsport, Betty Story, Nashville, and Thelma Willis, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son, Billy C. Dishner, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hannah Barker, Ohio, Kathleen Kampres, Idaho, and Faye Tate, Greensboro, N.C.; brothers, Jamie Dishner , Clinchport, Va., John Dishner , Duffield, Va., Jerry Dishner , Gate City, Va., and Sidney Dishner , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Garland and the Rev. Eddie Whitley officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bernice Head Dishner

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

ROGERSVILLE - Bernice Head Dishner, 77, of Greenbriar Apartments, passed away Sunday (Nov. 10, 2002) at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Dishner was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Vernon Dishner; children, Infant Dishner, Sarah Dishner and Terry Dishner; parents, Lee and Sarah Ervin Head; four brothers, Eckel Head, Jack Head, William Head and Roy Head.

Survivors include four daughters, Lois Martin, Kingsport, Carolyn Bennett and husband James, Surgoinsville, Sue Dishner and Tommy LaRoy, Rogersville, and Linda Douthat and husband Jeff, Surgoinsville; eight sons, Dan "Bush Hog" Dishner and wife Dorothy, Church Hill, David Dishner and wife Linda, Surgoinsville, Bob Dishner and wife Wanda, Rogersville, James Dishner and wife Kathy, Church Hill, Frank Dishner and wife Pat, Surgoinsville, Jerry Dishner and wife Amy, Church Hill, Tim Dishner and wife Lisa, and Tony Dishner, both of Rogersville; 34 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Moore, Clairmont, N.C., and Lucille Sharp, Kingsport; two brothers, Glenn Head and Kenneth Head, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Friends may also call anytime at the home of Linda and Jeff Douthat, 175 Ridge Haven Rd., Surgoinsville.

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

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery, Jonesborough.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce Edward Dishner

GATE CITY, Va. - Bruce Edward Dishner, 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday (Sept. 28, 2005).

He was born Sept. 5, 1938 in Scott County, Va. He retired from AFG Industries and attended Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jamie Claude Dishner; and one sister, Shelby Jean Dishner.

Survivors include his mother, Reba Miller Dishner, Clinchport, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Dennis Fraze, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Kimberly Dishner, Church Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and James Babb, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Ginsey Dishner, Simpsonville, S.C., J.C Dishner, Kingsport, David and Georgia Dishner, Hiltons, Va.; grandson, Kevin Dishner; two step-grandchildren, LeighAnn Clifton and Harlan Jones; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Kimberly Dishner.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Rev. Robert (Buddy) Legg officiating.

Music will be provided by Larry Templeton and Janet Asbury.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence S. Dishner

Clarence S. Dishner, 91, formerly of 124 Gravely Road, Kingsport, died Wednesday ( Aug. 26, 1998 ) at Hillside Manor after an extended illness. Born in Scott County , Va. , he had lived in Kingsport since 1941. He was a former owner of Dishner Grocery in Lynn Garden. He was a member of Oak Drive Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin W. and Nannie Dinsmore Dishner ; his first wife, Elizabeth Qualls Dishner , August 1989; his second wife, Mayme Whitley Dishner , December 1995; brothers, Will, Radford, Roy, Edgar and Dual Dishner ; sisters, Lola Dishner , Esther Ison and Elizabeth Kendall; a granddaughter, Patricia Haskins; and a great-grandson, Clifford Haskins.

Surviving are his daughters, Frances Olterman, Kingsport, Betty Story, Nashville, and Thelma Willis, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son, Billy C. Dishner , Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hannah Barker, Ohio, Kathleen Kampres, Idaho, and Faye Tate, Greensboro, N.C.; brothers, Jamie Dishner , Clinchport, Va., John Dishner , Duffield, Va., Jerry Dishner , Gate City, Va., and Sidney Dishner , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Garland and the Rev. Eddie Whitley officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Denver Clarence Dishner

KINGSPORT — Denver Clarence Dishner, 85, 1642 E. Sevier Avenue, passed away Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Dishner was born in Washington County, Va. and lived in Roanoke for 35 years moving to Kingsport 10 years ago.
He retired from the VA Center in Salem, Va. He was a member of Woodmen of the World, and the V.F.W. Patton Crosswhite Post No. 6975 of Bristol, Tenn.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, F. Earl and Lena Barb Dishner; three brothers, Howard Dishner, Woodrow Dishner and Melvin Dishner.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Morrison Dishner, of the home; a sister, Dorothy Dishner Stallard, Bristol, Tenn.; and two nieces, Linda Dishner Compton and husband, Gene Compton, and Sharon Dishner Smoke and husband, Jan Smoke.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glenn L. London Jr. officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donnie Dell (Crook) Dishner

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mrs. Donnie Crook Dishner , 89, entered into eternal rest Tuesday ( Dec. 28, 1999 ) at her residence.

Mrs. Dishner was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. , born on July 18, 1910. She was the daughter of the late William T. and Mary Elizabeth Hammond Crook. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Dishner , 1987; two daughters, Nila Faye and Mary Lou Dishner ; seven sisters, Sally Alley, Norma Alley, Bertha Hammond, Victoria Kendrick, Effie Russell, Clalie St. Claire and Lovely Alley; three brothers, Logan, Glen and Jim Crook.

Surviving Mrs. Dishner are her daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Claude (Hazel) Burlew, Mesa, Ariz., Mrs. Gene (Rena) DeBaker, Kingsport, Mrs. Ralph (Jennie) Chatari, Johnstown, Pa., Mrs. Wayne (Norma) Bear, Leslie, Mich., Cennea Tipton, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. David (Janet) Hill, Gate City, Va., and Miss Sandra Kay Dishner , Duffield, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Judi Dishner , Pompano Beach, Fla., Carl Dishner , Kokomo, Ind., Douglas and Jeannie Dishner , Kokomo, Ind., and Micheal Dishner , Jackson, Mich.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside services.

The family requests in lieu of flowers those who wish make a donation to the charity of their choice in memory of Donnie C. Dishner .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elizabeth (Qualls) Dishner

Mrs. Elizabeth Dishner, 80, of 124 Gravely Road, Kingsport, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday ( Aug. 19, 1989 )  at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 48 years. She was a housewife and attended Oak Drive Mission .

Surviving are her husband, Clarence S. Dishner, Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Frances) Olterman, Kingsport, Mrs. Joe (Betty) Story, Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. T.M. (Thelma) Willis, Lawrenceville, Ga.; one son, Billy C. Dishner, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren one sister, Mrs. Maude Pardue, Kingsport; one brother, Bill Qualls, Weber City; four half-sisters, Mrs. Beada Lane, Mrs. Blanche Davidson, Mrs. Jamie Bowen, all of Clinchport, Va., and Mrs. Irene Williams, Baltimore, Md.; two half brothers, Ralph Qualls, Clinchport, Va., and Enoch Qualls, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dana Crawford officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Bobby Olterman officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimers Disease, C/O Bee Abernathy, Tri-Cities Tennes­see Chapter, 708 East Hillcrest Dr. , Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane and Delmar Fraysier

Ethel Bernice (Head) Dishner

ROGERSVILLE - Bernice Head Dishner, 77, of Greenbriar Apartments, passed away Sunday (Nov. 10, 2002) at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Dishner was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Vernon Dishner; children, Infant Dishner, Sarah Dishner and Terry Dishner; parents, Lee and Sarah Ervin Head; four brothers, Eckel Head, Jack Head, William Head and Roy Head.

Survivors include four daughters, Lois Martin, Kingsport, Carolyn Bennett and husband James, Surgoinsville, Sue Dishner and Tommy LaRoy, Rogersville, and Linda Douthat and husband Jeff, Surgoinsville; eight sons, Dan "Bush Hog" Dishner and wife Dorothy, Church Hill, David Dishner and wife Linda, Surgoinsville, Bob Dishner and wife Wanda, Rogersville, James Dishner and wife Kathy, Church Hill, Frank Dishner and wife Pat, Surgoinsville, Jerry Dishner and wife Amy, Church Hill, Tim Dishner and wife Lisa, and Tony Dishner, both of Rogersville; 34 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Moore, Clairmont, N.C., and Lucille Sharp, Kingsport; two brothers, Glenn Head and Kenneth Head, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Friends may also call anytime at the home of Linda and Jeff Douthat, 175 Ridge Haven Rd., Surgoinsville.

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

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery, Jonesborough.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Estel Marie (Mullins) Dishner

WEBER CITY, Va. - Marie Dishner, 84, Maple Drive, departed this life late Monday (July 2, 2001) at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Salley's Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Radford Dishner; son, Ronnie Dishner; daughter, Doris Hackney; parents, Thomas E. Mullins and Laura Harris Mullins; brothers, T.E. Mullins and Kyle Mullins; and one sister, Lucille Dishner.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Patsy Fritz and husband Jack Fritz, Kingsport and Lynda Dishner, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Gene Dishner and Betty, Midlothlin, Va. and Dennie Dishner and Margaret, Kingsport; grandchildren, Jackie Fennel and husband Mike, Madison, Ala., Michael Fritz, Washington, D.C., David Dishner, Richmond, Va., Steve Dishner and wife Libby, Richmond, Va., Mark Dishner, San Jose, Calif., Matthew Dishner, Kingsport and John Allen Hackney, Atlanta, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Carly Fennell and Anna Fennell; sister, Edna Mullins, Duffield, Va.; brother, Jimmy Mullins, Duffield, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Betty Mullins, Clinchport, Va.; brother-in-law, Everett Dishner, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews and beloved caregiver, Stella Bates, Natural Tunnell, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the home of Patsy and Jack Fritz, 313 Brecken Ridge Trace, Kingsport, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Boone officiating.

Music will be provided by Dennis Fritz.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery.

Family and firends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Choice, P.O. Box 349, Norton, Va. 24273 or to charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Geraldine Elizabeth "Gerry" (Pruitt) Dishner

Geraldine "Gerry" Elizabeth Dishner, age 77, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord and Savior after an extended illness, on Friday, December 23, 2011 at her residence.

She was born in Newport, TN she had lived in Kingsport for over 70 years.

She was employed by Holston Builders Supply for over thirty years. She was a member of Midfields Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Spurgeon Pruitt, and her father, James Pruitt.

Surviving are her loving husband of over 60 years and care giver, Billy C. Dishner, Sr. of the home; daughter, Mrs. Eddie "Gail" Whitley, Sr. of Kingsport; and one son, Billy C. Dishner, Jr. and his friend Susan Henley of Fall Branch, TN; four grandchildren, Eddie "Sara" Whitley, Jr., Brian "Angela" Whitley, Amy "Chris" Maupin, and Cody Dishner; seven great-grandchildren; and one step granddaughter, Angie Franks.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from noon until 2:p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Whitley, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park with grandsons and family serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Oak Drive Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.

Thanks to her special caregiver Charlotte Owens and to the hospice nurses and staff.

(Billy Dishner’s ancestors from Scott Co.)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Glenn Farrell Dishner

Glenn Farrell Dishner, 77, Gate City, Va., entered into rest July 18, 2006, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical C e n t e r.

Mr. Dishner was born Duffield, Va., on April 6, 1929 , a son of the late Will Dishner and the late Donnie Dell Crook.

Mr. Dishner lived in Kokomo, Ind., for 36 years and retired from Continental Steel relocating to Pompano Beach, Fla., then returning to Gate City, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Andrew Dishner; and sisters, Nila Faye Dishner and Mary Lou Dishner

He is survived by wife, Judith Dishner, Gate City, Va; daughter, Jennifer Mowery and husband, Kenneth, Noblesville, Ind.; son, Jeff Dishner and wife Antoinette "Toni", Kokomo, Ind.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Burlew, Somerset, Ky., Rena DeBaker and husband, Gene, Kingsport, Jennie Chatari and husband, Ralph, Mooresville, N.C., Norma Bear and husband, Wayne, Leslie, Mich., Sandra Kay Dishner, Duffield, Va., Janet Hill and husband, David, Gate City, Va., and Cennea Tipton, Clinchport, Va.; brothers, Carl Dishner, Kokomo, Ind., Douglas Dishner and wife, Jeannie, Kokomo, Ind., and Michael Dishner, Jackson, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Mary Lynn Dunham and Carolyn McPhearson will provide the music.

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

His grandson and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Dishner Family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

James Christopher Jim Dishner

DUFFIELD, Va. – James C. (Jim) Dishner, 79, Route 1, Duffield, died at 2 a.m. Monday ( 12/9/1974 ) in Lonesome Pine Hospital , Big Stone Gap, after a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a farmer and veteran of World War I.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times / Monday, Dec. 9, 1974)

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Funeral services for James C. (Jim) Dishner, 79, of Route 1, Duffield , Va. , who died at 2 a.m. Monday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallen Cemetery . The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News / Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1974)

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Submitted by Don Lane

James Everette Dishner

DUFFIELD, Va. - James Everette Dishner, 88, Duffield, Va., entered into rest Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.

James Everette Dishner was born in Scott County to Brad (deceased) and Sibyl Miller Dishner (deceased) on Nov. 15, 1918. He was the eldest of seven children and being the eldest he got to boss and tease the younger ones. They include, Ruth Humphrey (deceased), Helen Byerley of Kingsport, Dr. Paul F. Dishner (deceased), Donald O. Dishner (deceased) and wife, Ruth of Duffield, Va., Anna Gamble and husband, William (Bill), of Kingsport, and Lyndell (Linda) Frazier and husband, Jimmy, of Blountville, of this family there is a great love and devotion for one another.

Everette was the father of two daughters, Joan and husband, Jimmy Duncan, of Duffield, Va., and Jean and husband, Edgar Hood of Duffield, Va.,

He never ceased his love, care and concern for his girls. There are his beloved grandsons, Tony and wife Robin Duncan, of Church Hill, Eddie and wife, Crystal Hood, of Duffield, Va., and Chad and wife, Adrienne Hood, of Duffield, Va., of which he was very proud. Also, his great grandsons, Ethan Hood and Isaac Hood of Duffield, Va., who he enjoyed and cherished. Of this family, he had the greatest love and compassion. He has many nephews and nieces whom he loved greatly. He loved and had much concern for his many neighbors, his friends of the valley (especially close to him were Margaret Hickam, Cathy and Johnny Johnson) and his country. Not only was he a courageous and loyal soldier during World War II, he was a soldier for his God who he loved most of all and Jesus Christ whom he continuously gave all the glory and honor to forever and forever.

The family will receive friends and neighbors at the home of Jean and Edgar Hood, of Duffield, Va.

The family will receive condolence at the Gate City Funeral Home on Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2007) from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Reverend Gordon McBride and the Reverend Eric Ramey officiating. Eddie Hood will be giving the eulogy.

Leanna Baldwin and Tony Duncan will provide the music.

The American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, Tenn. and #265 of Gate City, Va., will conduct military graveside services at 1 p.m., Thursday (Feb. 8, 2007) at the Dishner Family Cemetery, Duffield, Va.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Duncan, Edgar Hood, Tony Duncan, Eddie Hood, Chad Hood and Michael Carter.

Honorary pallbearers are his many nephews and nieces.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12 noon to go in procession to the gravesite.

In lieu of flowers and food, please send your gifts to Holston Children's Home in Greeneville, Tenn. in memory of James Everette Dishner, who would be honored, for a tribute of helping children in need.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Harold Dishner Jr.

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Johnny Harold Dishner Jr., 65, entered into rest Thursday ( July 19, 2001 ) at his residence.

Born June 22, 1936 in Scott County , Va. , Mr. Dishner was of the Baptist faith and attended Faith Chapel Church .

He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Lee Dishner.

Surviving are his father, John H. Dishner Sr., Clinchport; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Jack Lane, Terry and Ronnie Cox, Maggie and Vernon Kern, all of Clinchport, and Margaret and Clyde Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny H. Dishner III and his wife, Nancy, Clinchport; grandsons, Emory Mark Dishner, Wesley Bell, Quentin Cox, Nathaniel Lane, Jeremy Neeley and James Kern; granddaughters, Cordellia Lane and Amy Dishner; great-granddaughter, Morgan Dishner, and great-grandson, Christian Cox; former wife, Doris Ingle Dishner, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one stepgranddaughter, Vickie Hass, and one stepgreat-grandson, Tobby Hass.

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

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jackie Dorton and the Rev. Kyle Akers officiating.

Music will be provided by the Rev. Kyle Akers and The Mabe Quartet.

The family requests those who wish to make contributions, please make them to Faith Chapel Church .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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John Harold Dishner Sr.

CLINCHPORT, Va. - John Harold Dishner Sr., 89, entered into rest Monday ( Oct. 13, 2003 ) at his residence.

He was born Oct. 22, 1913 in Scott County , Va. , to the late Martin and Nannie Dinsmore Dishner.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Lee Dishner; son, Johnny Harold Dishner Jr.; and great-great grandson, James McKenzy Pope.

Survivors include daughter-in-law, Doris Ingle Dishner, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; four granddaughters, Teresa and husband, Jack Lane, Terry and husband, Ronnie Cox, Margaret and husband, Clyde Lane, Maggie and husband, Vernon Kern; one grandson, Johnny and wife, Nancy Dishner; great-great-grandchildren, Christian Cox, Morgan, Jasmine and Makayla Dishner; great-grandchildren, Emory and wife, Meshonda Dishner, Wesley Bell, Cordelia Lane, Quentin and Crystal Cox, Jeremy Neeley, James Kern, Nathaniel Lane and Amy Dishner; step great-granddaughter, Vickie Hass; step great-great-grandson, Tobby Hass; brothers, Sidney Dishner, Kingsport and Jerry Dishner, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kyle Akers.

Music will be provided by Mabe Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon Friday at the Dishner Family Cemetery , Clinchport , Va.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Marie Esther (Bishop) Dishner

Mrs. Marie Esther Dishner, 95, Duffield, VA passed away, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at her residence.

Mrs. Dishner was born in Scott County, VA on January 16, 1915, a daughter of the late William Bishop and Maggie Pannell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Pat Dishner; sisters, Beatrice Bowen, Bertha Peterson, and Eva Reynolds; brothers, Genard Bishop and William D. Bishop; daughter-in-law, Rose Helen Dishner, and a son-in-law, Everett Driver.

Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Irene Akers and husband, Otis, Duffield, VA, and Mildred Driver, IN; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennie Dishner, Duffield, VA, Charles Dishner and wife, Judy, AL, and Kenneth Dishner and wife, Jackie, Duffield, VA; sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010 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 Evangelist Garry Hood and Evangelist David Dillon officiating. The Grit Hill Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Carter McKinney Cemetery in the Pattonsville community of Duffield, VA. Grandsons and Great Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., Friday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Marie Esther Dishner.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Marie (Clark) Shaw Dishner

KINGSPORT — Marie Shaw Dishner, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday (Sept. 23, 2007) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab., where she had resided since November 2006. Prior to this she was a resident of Kingsport.

She was born in Lee County, Va. (Jasper) on March 23, 1924. She was the eldest daughter of the late David and Ora Emily Clark. Mrs. Dishner was employed by Tennessee Eastman for 381/2 years, taking early retirement to care for her first husband who was ill and because of her health problems Although Mrs. Dishner had survived two types of cancer she loved life and lived it to its fullest. When her second husband became ill, she was his caregiver, devoting herself to caring for him. She was a former member of the Fort Robinson Baptist Church and is currently a member of Litz Manor Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Austin T. Shaw in February 1989; and her second husband, Milligan Q "Bill" Dishner in April 2007.

Surviving are her two stepsons, Charles W. Dishner and wife, Kay of Fort Smith, Ark. and Ernest K. Dishner and wife, Paula R. Boothby of Greensboro, N.C.; six step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles Cecil Clark and wife, Margie of Columbia, S.C., James Paul Clark and wife, Betty of Sadieville, Ky., John David Clark and wife, Denise of Jonesborough and Billy Joe Clark and wife, Patty of Church Hill; two sisters, Margaret Caldwell of Church Hill and Bobbie C. Reed and husband, Frank "Sarge" Reed of Church Hill; also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who were very special to her. She will surely be missed.

Mrs. Dishner's brothers and sisters are very grateful and appreciate Ernie and Paula’s love and concern that was shown to Marie since Milligan’s passing in April. Also a special thanks to the staff of Church Hill Healthcare and Rehab. and to Caris Hospice Healthcare for caring for our loved one.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the J. Wayne Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the chapel with her nephew, Rev. Jon Reed officiating.

Graveside services will follow in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with Pastor Regina Shelton officiating.

 

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Mary Lucille (Mullins) Dishner

DUFFIELD, Va. - Lucille Mullins Dishner, 80, entered into rest on Monday (Dec. 18, 2000).

Born on May 15, 1920 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Laura Harris Mullins. She was a homemaker.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, T.E. and Kyle Mullins.

Surviving are her husband, James Everette Dishner, Duffield, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. James �Jim� D. (Joan) Duncan, Mrs. Edgar E. (Jean) Hood, both of Duffield, Va.; grandsons, Tony and wife, Robin Duncan, Mount Carmel, Eddie and wife, Crystal Hood, Duffield, Va., Chad E. Hood, Duffield, Va.; great-grandson, Ethan Hood, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Joe Mullins, Clinchport, Va., and Jimmy Mullins, Duffield, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Radford (Marie) Dishner, Weber City, Va., and Edna Mullins, Duffield, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gordon McBride officiating.

Music will be provided by LeAnn Baldwin and Ann Gamble.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Dishner Family Cemetery, Duffield, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Jim Duncan, Edgar Hood, Tony Duncan, Eddie Hood, Chad Hood and Michael Carter.

Pallbearers will be Jim Duncan, Edgar Hood, Tony Duncan, Eddie Hood, Chad Hood and Michael Carter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Three Bells United Methodist Church or the Cancer Society.

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Milligan Q. "Bill" Dishner

KINGSPORT - Milligan Q. "Bill" Dishner of Kingsport passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, (April 1, 2007) at Asbury Place at Baysmont.

Born in Scott County, Va., on March 16, 1915, Mr. Dishner was the son of John William Dishner and Cora Alice Fickel Dishner. As a young man, he spent much of his time working on the family farm and, following his retirement years later, he purchased acreage in the Church Hill area, built a small house and barn, purchased a tractor, and spent countless hours raising vegetables for his family and neighbors.

Mr. Dishner moved to Kingsport as a young man in his early 20s to work at the Mead Corporation.

After serving as the president of the union there, he was hired as a union representative by the United Mine Workers, District 50, United Construction Workers, where he worked for many years as a union organizer and negotiator.

He later worked for and, then, retired from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

During his work life, Mr. Dishner spent considerable time away from his home in Kingsport in support of textile workers in North and South Carolina, chemical workers in Louisiana, and industrial workers in Alabama, Ohio, and Indiana.

Family and friends knew him as a very wise, hard-working individual, who had a delightful and rather dry sense of humor. In his later years, he was a very quiet and thoughtful individual who enjoyed reminiscing about his long and rewarding life. He was especially proud of his work in support of working men and women.

A long-time member of the First Christian Church in Kingsport, Mr. Dishner was more recently a member of the Litz Manor Baptist Church.

Mr. Dishner was one of 14 children born to John and Cora Dishner.

Twelve siblings preceded him in death.

He is survived by his devoted and caring wife Marie Shaw Dishner; two sons, Charles W. Dishner and wife Kay, of Fort Smith, Ark., and Ernest K. Dishner and wife Paula R. Boothby, of Greensboro, N.C.; six grandchildren, Derek Dishner of Russelville, Ark., Darrell Dishner and wife Trish, of Tex., Stacy Dishner Olmstead and husband Andy, of Texas, and Jennifer Dishner Taylor and husband Rick, of Arkansas, Amy Elizabeth Dishner Martin and her husband Brian, of Bel Air, Md., and Bethany Hope Dishner of Baltimore, Md.; 14 great-grandchildren; and special caregivers Frank ("Sarge") and Bobbi Reed, his brother and sister-in-law.

His surviving brother Ryland J. Dishner, a long-time superintendent in several school districts in Virginia, is retired now and living in Harrisonburg, Va.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with (Mr. Dishner's nephew) Reverend Jonathon L. "Jon" Reed officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Milligan Q. "Bill" Dishner.

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Phillip Dale Dishner

CHURCH HILL — Phillip Dale Dishner, 41, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2007) at his residence.

He was born Jan. 19, 1966 in Sullivan County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Dishner; and his grandparents, aunts and uncles.

He was survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Chasity Dishner, Church Hill, Amber and Caleb Quillen, Fall Branch; step-daughter, Muffi Richardson, Church Hill; parents, Charles Lee Dishner, Sr. and Agnes Skeens Dishner; step-grandchildren, Phillip and Ashley Richardson, and Dusty Dishner; sisters, Barbara Maness and husband, Paul, Shirley Dishner, both of Kingsport, Ann Osborne and husband, Charles Chucky, Tenn., Amy Dishner of Mount Carmel and Sally Frost and husband, Marty, both of Church Hill; brothers, Charles Dishner, Jr, and wife, Sheila Church Hill, Johnny Dishner, Kingsport, Danny Dishner and Jeffery Dishner, both of Church Hill; his favorite companion, Rosie; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at residence of his parents.

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Andy Sensabaugh officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bellamy Cemetery, Stanley Valley community. 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 Dishner family.

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Phillip Donald Dishner

DUFFIELD, Va. — Phillip Donald Dishner, 55, of Duffield, Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday ( March 27, 2008 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Phillip was born May 8, 1952 and had resided in Duffield all of his life. He graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1972. He was a devoted member of Thomas Village Baptist Church . He worked at Westmoreland Coal for 20 years. Following those 20 years he decided to follow his family tradition of quality constructed homes and started his own business, Dishner’s Building. In 2003, he embarked on a new venture, Duffield Lumber and Hardware with business partner, Brad Bowen.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Dishner; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Giles; his paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Dishner; and his brother-in-law, Ernie Arrington.

Surviving is his loving wife of 22 years, Carolyn Dishner; two daughters, who were his pride and joy, Dianna Dishner, of the home and Marla (Nickles) Schaaf and husband, John, Bristol, Tenn.; two sons, Brad Dishner and wife, Christie, Mount Carmel and Joshua Dishner, Joplin, Mo.; two grandchildren, Caleb Dishner, Mount Carmel and Logan Dishner, Joplin, Mo.; sons at heart, Chris Vincent, Duffield, Va., Eric Vincent, Clinchport, Va., Kevin Vincent, Gate City, Va.; his mother, Ruth Dishner, Duffield, Va.; two brothers, Larry Dishner and wife, Sandra, Kingsport and Richard Dishner, Clinchport, Va.; two sisters, Fleda Kern and husband, Todd, Clinchport, Va., and Teresa Ladd and husband, Ronald, Kingsport; father and mother-in-law, Carson and Virgie Arrington; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Janet Franklin; nieces, Jodie (Kern) Bowen, Dublin, Va., Casey (Kern) Wells, Fairview, Va., Miranda (Arrington) Medlin, and Crystal Arrington, Kingsport, Kelly (Franklin) Hood, Clinchport, Va.; nephews, Shane Dishner, Big Stone Gap, Va., Johnny Dishner, Big Stone Gap, Va., Scott Dishner, Kingsport, Brandon Dishner, Knoxville, Tenn., Quinton Ladd, Kingsport, Devin Dishner, Germany, Jason Arrington, Brandon, Fla., and John Franklin, Clinchport, Va.; several aunts and uncles; and many, many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Village Baptist Church .

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Brother Garry Edward officiating.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fraley-Bowen Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Bowen, James Miller, Tim Rhoton, Joe Pingilly, Wilburn Baker, Philip Free, Joe Cave , Kevin Vincent, Chris Vincent and Eric Vincent.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Thomas Village Baptist Church Library.

Services for the Dishner family are being provided by Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City, Va.

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Reba (Miller) Dishner

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Reba Dishner, of Clinchport, Va., entered into rest Jan. 1, 2009 at Wexford House, Kingsport, Tenn.

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

She was a member of Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church and in her later years attended Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jamie Dishner; daughter, Shelby Jean Dishner; son, Bruce Dishner; two sisters, Mabel Clendenin and Joyce Edwards; brothers, Luther, Ray, RJ, and Cellous Miller; granddaughter, Cindy Dishner.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Babb and husband, James, Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Claude Dishner and wife, Ginsey, Simpsonville, S.C., J.C. Dishner, Kingsport, David Dishner and wife, Georgia, Hiltons, Va.; sister, Dorothy Tipton, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Robert "Buddy" Legg and Eulogy will be given by James Babb.

Music will be provided by the Salley’s Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Rose Helen (Wallen) Dishner

DUFFIELD, Va. — Rose Helen Wallen Dishner, 67, Duffield, Va., entered into rest Saturday (August 5, 2006).

She was born in Scott County, Va. on October 21, 1938 to the late Hiram Wallen and Ethel Roberts Wallen.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel D. Dishner, Duffield, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Jimmy Gilreath, Kingsport, Tenn., Teresa and Johnny Poole, Church Hill, Tenn., Robin and Eddie Carter, Kingsport, Tenn.; sons and daughter-in-law, David and Melissa Dishner, Duffield, Va., Anthony Jason Dishner, Pennington Gap, Va.; sisters, Lois Smith, Kingsport, Tenn. and Sandra Berry, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Garvey Odell Wallen, Kingsport, Tenn., and Thomas Wallen, Church Hill, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Kayla, Misty, Brandon, Scottie, Hunter, Jacob and Tyler; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

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Samuel Dennie Dishner

Mr. Samuel Dennie Dishner, 77, Duffield, VA, a proud Korean War Veteran of the United States Army passed away, Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Dishner was born in Scott County, VA on February 5, 1934, son of the late Samuel Pat and Ester Marie Bishop Dishner.

His Christian faith in Jesus Christ carried him when he fell weak and grew tired.

His wife, Rose Helen Wallen Dishner preceded him in death and was his "single Rose" in life. He was also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Everett Driver.

Dennie was a strong Republican, a dedicated NASCAR Ford fan, and per Dad "an expert fisherman."

Surviving are his children, David Dishner and wife, Melissa, Duffield, VA, Melissa Gilreath and husband, Jimmy, Kingsport, TN, Teresa Poole and husband, Johnny, Church Hill, TN, Robin Carter and husband, Ed, Kingsport, TN, Anthony Jason Dishner and fiancée, Kelly Stewart, Duffield, VA; grandchildren, Misty LeAnn Poole Cassidy and husband, Mark, Amanda Gilreath, Brandon Dishner, Scottie Dishner, Kayla Carter, Hunter Dishner, Jacob Dishner, and Tyler Stewart; great grandson, Landon Dishner, sisters, Irene Akers and husband, Otis, Duffield, VA and Mildred Driver, IN; brothers, Charles Dishner and wife, Judy, AL and Kenneth Dishner and wife, Jackie, Duffield, VA; along with several special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Jimmy Gilreath, Johnny Poole, Ed Carter, Brandon Dishner, Hunter Dishner, and Scottie Dishner will serve as pallbearers. Kenneth Dishner, Charles Dishner, and Roy Falin will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Samuel Dennie Dishner.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Sandra Kay Dishner

DUFFIELD, Va. — Sandra Kay Dishner, 60, Duffield, Va., our precious sister, passed away April 28, 2011, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Sandra was born on Feb. 10, 1951, and was the twelfth child of Will and Donnie Dishner of Duffield, Va. She was a Christian and loved her Lord. Sandra seldom met a stranger and had a special love for all. She was an avid Jeff Gordon fan.

In addition to her parents, Will and Donnie Dishner, she was preceded in death by her brother Glen Dishner; and sisters, Mary Lou Dishner, Nila Fayne Dishner, and Hazel Dishner Burlew.

Sandra is survived by brothers, Carl Dishner, Kokomo, Ind., Douglas Dishner and wife, Jeannie, Kokomo, Ind., and Micheal Dishner, Jackson, Mich.; sisters, Rena DeBaker and husband, Gene, Kingsport, Jennie Chatari and husband, Ralph, Mooresville, N.C., Norma Bear and husband, Wayne, Leslie, Mich., Cennea Tipton, Clinchport, Va., and Janet Hill and husband, David, Gate City, Va.; special niece, Kim Tipton; special friend, Susan Church; along with several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Garry Hood Singers.

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

Her nephews and brothers-in- law will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to the graveside service.

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Thomas Lee Dishner

CHURCH HILL — Thomas Lee Dishner, 25, of 216 River Rd., Church Hill, passed away Wednesday, ( Nov. 28, 2007 ).

Mr. Dishner was a lifelong resident of Church Hill, and attended the Marinatha Baptist Church in Yuma, Va.

Survivors include his parents, Charles Dishner, Jr. and Sheila McCracken Dishner of the home; one brother, Joshua Kyle Dishner of the home; maternal grandfather, Billie R. McCracken and step-maternal grandmother, Evelyn McCracken of Church Hill; maternal grandmother, Marlene Barrett of Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Charles Lee Dishner, Sr. and Agnes Dishner of Church Hill; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Newland officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McPheeters Bend Cemetery .

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

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Virginia Ruth (Morrison) Dishner

KINGSPORT — Virginia R. Dishner, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Sept. 20, 2007) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late L.L. Morrison and his wife Cora.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver Clarence Dishner in April 2000.

Surviving are her two brothers, Kyle Morrison of Kingsport and Mack Morrison of Appalachia, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the J. Wayne Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Services will follow in the chapel with Pastor Aaron Pierce officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Virginia R. Dishner.

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Alice Adeline (Edwards) Francisco McConnell Dixon

Hiltons. Va. - (Spl.) - Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Adeline Dixon, 82, will be held at the Baptist Church Wednesday at 2 p.m.   The Rev. Paul Blessing will officiate.  Burial will be in the Lawson Cemetery , Snowflake, Va.

Mrs. Dixon, who died Satur­day [ 1/7/1950 ] at Wytheville , Va. was a native of the Snowflake com­munity, Scott County .  She was the daughter of the late James S. Edwards, Methodist minister, and Jane Hackney Edwards.  She was a member of the Baptist Church .

Survivors Include:  four sons, Jasper Dixon , Richmond , Va. , Larry Dixon, Hiltons, Ralph Francisco, Mo. , and Herbert McConnell, Pennsylvania ; and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Bachtell, Kansas , and Mrs. Dave Meade, Kingsport .

(Kingsport News, Wednesday, January 11, 1950)

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Gary Wayne Dixon

(Wife is Geraldine Flanary, b. Scott Co)

KINGSPORT - Gary Wayne Dixon , 55, died unexpectedly Monday (Feb. 9, 2004) at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Kingsport and had been a resident most of his life. Gary was a retired boilermaker/welder and a veteran of the USAF. He was also a member of the American Legion and D.A.V.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert L. Dixon .

Survivors include his wife, Geri E. Dixon ; mother, Lois Dixon of Kingsport; one daughter, Thera McCord and husband Erik, Kingsport; one son, Wayne Dixon of Kingsport; and one granddaughter, Macy McCord of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bryan Moore officiating.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park with graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post #3/Gate City Post #265.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Dixon Family.

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James Matthew Dixon

GATE CITY, Va. — James Matthew Dixon, 63, of Gate City, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday (May 2, 2009) at his residence.

He was born in Spartanburg, S.C. and resided in this area for the past 24 years. He was a graduate of Dorman High School, North Greenville Community College and Limestone College. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the U.S. Air Force and retired from Norfolk Southern Rail as a yard master in Norton, Va. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Gate City, Va.

He was preceded in death by his infant son; his parents, Mac and Leatha Gaddy Dixon; and a special friend, Rev. Belton Laws.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Dixon; two daughters, Shannon Manis and husband, Les of Kingsport and Dea Dixon, of Kingsport; three granddaughters, Caroline, Olivia and Emily Manis; one sister, Linda Dotson, of Pacolet, S.C.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Sheppard and Rev. Scott Fields officiating.

Music will be provided by Jeff Strong, Andy Coffman and Chris Gooch.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. with the American Legion Post 3/265 and the Tennessee National Guard conducting the rites. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Les Manis, Gene Ward, Mickey Blockston, N. R. Canipe, William White and Jeff Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be Barney Fields, Danny Kilgore, Ron Herron, Evan Gilliam, Elbert Munsey, Bill Henard and Rev. Lloyd King.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Fellowship Baptist Church, 154 Broadwater Avenue, Gate City, Va. 24251, or Victory Baptist Church, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

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James Roy Dixon Sr.

DUFFIELD, Va. - James Roy Dixon, Sr., 88, formerly of Hiltons, Va., passed away Saturday (June 23, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on November 2, 1912 to the late Elbert and Rebecca Blair Dixon.

He was a self-employed retired farmer and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lakie Olinger Dixon (October 29, 1992); a son, William Paul Dixon; grandson, Steven Lane; brother, Floyd Dixon; sister, Mattie Dixon; half brother Will Blair.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Kelly Dixon, Bobby and Vickie Dixon, Harold and Tammie Dixon, all of Gate City, Va.; James R. (Jim) and Shelia Dixon, Jr., Nickelsville, Va., Everett Dixon, Surgoinsville, Justin Joe Dixon, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Estelle Anale Dixon, Bernice and Rev. William Bowen, Judy and R.C. Bowen, all of Duffield, Va., Linda and Johnny Flanary, Fall Branch, Ruth and Bobby Lane, Nickelsville, Violet and Roger Bowen, Gate City, Va., Maxie and Steve Rhoton, Mount Carmel, Edith and Buster Finkle, Greeneville, Becky and Bruce Arnold, Church Hill; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of a daughter, Bernice Bowen, and son, Bobby Dixon.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Townsend and the Rev. Jackie Frazier officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Lona Cleo (Quillen) Dickson

BLOUNTVILLE - Lona Cleo Quillen Dickson , 88, passed away Tuesday ( May 11, 1999 ) at Greystone Healthcare, Blountville, after a brief illness.

Lona was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Floyd A. and Pearl Chapman Quillen. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Alvin Dickson ; sisters, Edith Martin, Blanche Tolliver, Bessie Arnold; brothers, Hubert Quillen, John Quillen and Joe C. Quillen.

Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Dewey (Betty) Barnette, Kingsport; sons, Joe Kyle Dickson and Hubert C. Dickson , both of Kingsport; brother, Ray G. Quillen, Kingsport; granddaughter, Janice; great-grandson, Chris; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating.

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

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Alice Adeline (Edwards) Dixon

Hiltons, Va. -- (Spl.) -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Adeline Dixon, 82, will be held at the Baptist Church Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Paul Blessing will officiate.  Burial will be in the Lawson Cemetery, Snowflake, Va.

Mrs Dixon, who died Satuday at Wytheville, Va., was a native of the Snowflake Community, Scott County.  She was the daugher of the late James S. Edwards, Methodist minister, and Jane Hackney Edwards.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors Include:  four sons, Jasper Dixon , Richmond , Va. , Larry Dixon, Hiltons, Ralph Francisco, Mo. , and Herbert McConnell, Pennsylvania ; and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Bachtellt Kansas , and Mrs. Dave Meade, Kingsport .

(Kingsport News, Wednesday, January 11, 1950)

(Addie and her parents are listed in Cemetery Book 8, page 108.)

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Trula Victoria (Pippin) Dixon

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Trula Victoria Dixon, 97, passed away Tuesday (March 3, 2009) at the Hospice House in Bristol.

She was born in Bristol, Va. She was a nurse’s aide. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended Nickelsville First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dixon had been a Christian since the age of eight. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Dixon; two daughters, Bernice Turnmire and Shirley A. Owens; one son, Cecil O. Dixon; parents, George and Lettile McCrosky Pippin.

She is survived by her sons, Edward L. Dixon and wife, Edith Sheffield, Ala., and Kenneth E. Dixon and wife, Ardist Arden, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel Friday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Tony Trunnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Danny Dixon.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Nickelsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at noon on Saturday to go to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Wellmont Hospice House at 280 Steele’s Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or to Calvary Baptist Church at 1505 Broad St., Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Special thanks to Wellmont Hospice House and Staff.

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Annie Retha (Fields) Dockery

KINGSPORT - Annie Retha Fields Dockery , 74, went to be with the Lord Friday (May 14, 1999) at Wexford House after an extended period of declining health.

Born in Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Emmer Roberts Fields. She was an active member of Midfield Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman P. Dockery .

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Stan Tomlinson, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Peggy Dockery and Rick and Lori Dockery , all of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Skip Dockery and Justin Tomlinson; two sisters, Nan Jobe and Agnes Kinsler, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Charlie Fields, Kingsport and Wallace (Bud) Fields, Virginia.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Gragg officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Beulah Lea (Cordle) Dockery

DUNGANNON, Va. - Jesus called and the angels came down and carried Beulah Lea Cordle Dockery to be with her Lord and Savior on July 16, 2003 at Indian Path Hospital. Her family was with her when the angels came.

Beulah was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was loved and admired by everyone she had known. She was a true Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Dungannon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wrightly Dockery; two sons, Jackie and Jerry Dockery; her mother, Esther Ramsey Page; father, Charlie Cordle; a sister; a brother and several grandchildren.

Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Freddie and Jewel Dockery and Bo Dockery, all of Dungannon, Va., Jimmy Dockery, Kingsport, Lucian Dockery and Pridemore Dockery, both of Dungannon, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and Billy Grizzle, Dungannon, Va., Barbara and Melvin Summey, Phyllis and Michael Grizzle, Donna and Herb McCoy, all of Dungannon, Va., Wanda and Van Raines, Weber City, Va., Edna Lane, Dungannon, Va., Laura Stephens, Castlewood, Va., and Bonnie Cox, Chicago, Ill.; 44 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred Corder and Melvin Cordle, both of Nickelsville, Va., Johnny Ramsey, Big Rock, Va., and Tommy Ramsey, Ohio; sisters, Eula Brickey, Kingsport, Georgia Shadle, Faye Caldwell and Joyce Reedy, all of Ohio and Jean Bass, California; special friends, Lucy Mann, John Sweeney, Kaye Dockery and Doretta Gibson.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the Dockery Home Place in Dungannon, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Dungannon where the body of Mrs. Dockery will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. Ronald Elliott will be officiating.

Burial will follow the service at the Dockery Cemetery in Dungannon, Va.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Danny Darnell and Drs. Todd Cassell and Gary Michaels will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to say a special thanks to Jena Hall, the 5th floor nursing staff of Indian Path Hospital, Clinch River Health Services, Allandale Diaylsis Center, Dr. Lissy Thomas, Dr. Blackwell and Mountain Home Regional Home Care and to each and everyone that said a prayer or had a thought concerning their beloved mother.

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Brownie Logan Dockery

GATE CITY , Va. - B.L. "Brownie" Dockery, 92, entered into eternal rest Sunday ( April 4, 1999 ) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield. Born April 22, 1906 in Scott County , Va. , he was a son of the late Henry and Laura Dockery. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Ann (Hensley) Dockery; two sisters, Maude Hartgrove, and Ona Kendrick; three brothers, Warner Dockery, C.E. Dockery and Meeks Dockery.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Edward (Colleen) Kinkead, Mrs. George (Kate) Gibson, Mrs. Bill (Valice) Perry, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Henry (Virda) Lawson, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. David (Connie) Truesdale, Blackwater, Va.; sons, James Dockery , Ft. Blackmore, Va., Emmett Dockery , Cleveland, Ohio, Donnie L. Dockery , Ft. Blackmore, Va., Ronnie L. Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Larry Dockery, Nickelsville, Va., Howard Dockery, Gate City, Va., B.L. (Junior) Dockery, Gate City, Va., Roger (Dave) Dockery, Gate City, Va.; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mollie Thacker, Gate City, Va., Edith Gilliam, Kingsport; brother, Lucian Dockery, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gate City Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends at the residence of Mr. Dockery 's son, Donnie Dockery in Ft. Blackmore , Va. , anytime this evening.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Cecil Kern and the Rev. James B. Carter officiating. Music will be provided by the Moccasin Gap Quartet and Jimmy Gibson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lawson Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore , Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Charlie Sidney Dockery

KINGSPORT — Charlie Sidney "Poppy" Dockery, 65, of Kingsport, went to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday morning (Dec. 3, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a very brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Holston Defense with over 33 years of service. Mr. Dockery was a die hard UT fan whose blood truly bled orange. Charlie loved the outdoors where he enjoyed golfing and fishing. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman P. and Annie Fields Dockery; a special niece, Julie Stark.

Charlie Dockery is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Peggy Dockery; a son, Charlie (Skip) Dockery, Jr.; his sister, Carolyn Tomlinson and her husband, Stan (Mount Juliet, Tenn.); a brother, Rick Dockery and his wife, Lori (Church Hill); a grandson, Dylan Hamilton; a special niece, Rita Polidan (Fenton, Mich.); his special nephew, Justin Tomlinson (Mount Juliet, Tenn.); a special friend, Jody Matney (Kingsport); along with several aunts, uncles, additional nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Richard Dice officiating.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and the TN Army National Guard at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Micky Spears, Lee Dockery, Gary Wayne Dockery, Casey Carr, Paul Johnson and Randy Lockhart serving as pallbearers.

Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:20 a.m.

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

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Cora Almie "Alma" (Williams) Dockery

KINGSPORT — Cora Williams Dockery, of Brookhaven Manor, Kingsport, was called home by her God on Wednesday (Jan. 7, 2009) after an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, the Rev. Glenn Dockery, Jan. 3, 2009.

Surviving are her son, Hank Carson Dockery, Fall Branch; daughter, Judy Gail Dockery Shaffer and husband, Tommy Daniel, Kingsport; grandchildren, Jason, Heather, Kelly, and Hope; four sisters-in-law, Jerline Dockery Lyons and husband, Charles of Eidson, Tenn., Bobbie Jean Dockery Byington and husband, Jerry of Clinchport, Va., Olene Williams of Williams Mill, Va., and Nila Williams of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother-in-law, Gail Dockery and wife, Barbara of Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Logan and Jacob; five step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 4 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. T. Curtis Williams officiating.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Cora Dockery.

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Dorothy (Carr) Dockery

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Carr Dockery , 80, Rock Springs community, died Friday morning (Aug. 20, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Fall Branch, she had lived in Kingsport for most of her life. Mrs. Dockery was a housewife, a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many and the needy. Mrs. Dockery leaves a legacy to her family and many friends that will never be forgotten that of her gentleness of manner and her sweetness of spirit. She was a member of Golda Memorial United Methodist Church (St. Matthew United Methodist Church).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ola and Catherine Carr; stepmother, Minnie Carr; two sisters, Annie Bradford, Eula Thornburg; and one brother, Ellis Carr.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Lucion Dockery , of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Katherine) Carroll, Kingsport, Barbara Taylor, Johnson City; one son, Conley Dockery , Knoxville; grandchildren, Michael Dockery and wife, Monica, Andrea Dockery and fianc‚, Randy Hall, all of Knoxville, Elizabeth Carroll, Kingsport; one brother, Clifford Carr, Fall Branch; one half-brother, Paul Ryans, Fall Branch; one special niece, Patsy Lemmons Osborne; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ed Dillowe, pastor, officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, c/o: paving fund, 1567 Rock Springs Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Freda Ailene (Taylor) Peak Dockery

KINGSPORT - Freda Ailene Dockery, 74, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Thursday (Dec. 9, 2004) at Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville.

She was born in Kingsport, graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, and lived most of her life here. She loved the art of "Silk Bunka," as well as crocheting. She attended the First Church of God in Johnson City and retired from AFG as an executive secretary in 1992.

She had a great love of family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Nelson Taylor and Mary Ailene Enix Taylor; her first husband, Joseph Peak; her two sons, Gary Peak and Mike Peak; a sister, Pauline Swaney; and a brother, Donald Nelson Taylor.

Surviving are her husband of 19 years, Bobby Gene Dockery of the home; two stepdaughters, Melinda Dockery of Lexington, Ky., and Lisa Love and husband Rob of Johnson City; a stepson, Lattie Dockery and wife Carolyn of Johnson City; five step-grandchildren; her sister, June Taylor Hilton and husband Robert of Kingsport; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dan Stansberry officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

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

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Gladys Mae (Egan) Dockery

KINGSPORT — Gladys Mae Egan Dockery, 88, Kingsport and formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., passed away on Thursday (June 12, 2008) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Dockery was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 28, 1919 and was the daughter of the late Charles (P.R.) and Callie Starnes Egan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Grady M. Dockery, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Grady M. Dockery, Kingsport; daughters, Wilma Statzer and husband, Lonnie and Ann Jones and husband, Randall; son, Grady Elmer Dockery and wife, Margaret; grandchildren, Sherry Linkous and husband, Jamie who were her special caregiver, Kristy LaDuke and husband, Jason, Michael Templeton and wife, Tracy, Brandy Nothnagel and husband, David, Amanda Prillhart and husband, Bradley, Rachel Livengood and husband, Todd; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Moore, Jessica Moore and fiancé, Ricky Haney, Taylor LaDuke, Kaytlin LaDuke, Haley LaDuke, Brandon Templeton, Matthew Templeton, Olivia Nothnagel, Christian Carter and Sean Prillhart; great-great-grandson, Ryan Smith; sister, Jane Olinger and husband, J.D.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Pierson, the Rev. Mike Ervin and the Rev. Paul Presley officiating.

The Denton Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Lawson Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Sunday, to go in procession to the graveside service.

Vincent Mullins, Wayne Salling, Bill Wallen, Billy Egan, David Roach, Ray Salling, George Rollins, Carl Frazier, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.

Coy Hass and Palmer "Hop" Pierson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to express their special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Wilcox Hall Hospice Unit for their wonderful care.

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

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Glenn Carson Dockery Rev

KINGSPORT — Rev. Glenn Carson Dockery, 74, Brookhaven Manor, Kingsport, was called home by his God on Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) after an extended illness.
Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Cora Almie Williams Dockery, of Brookhaven Manor; son, Hank Carson Dockery, Fall Branch; daughter, Judy Gail Shaffer and husband, Tommy Daniel, Kingsport; grandchildren, Hank, Kelly, Hope; sisters, Jerline Dockery Lyons and husband, Charles, Edison, Tenn. and Bobbie Jean Dockery Byington and husband, Jerry, Clinchport; brother, Gail Dockery and wife, Barbara, Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Logan and Jakob; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today from 3 to 4 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Home National Park Cemetery with Rev. Terry C. Williams officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #3/265.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Rev. Glenn Carson Dockery.

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Fred Daril Dockery

GATE CITY , Va. — Fred Daril (Jamup) Dockery, 76, of Gate City , Va. , passed away Wednesday ( March 23, 2011 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born March 17, 1935 , in Nickelsville , Va. , he was a Midway High School graduate, farmer and construction worker. He loved his family and his precious grandchildren. He was a fan of Twin Springs Titan Basketball. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Penny Dockery; parents, Robert Banner Dockery and Monnie Lotus Moore Dockery; sister, Dorthy Ruth Dockery Mullins; and brother, Elbert Glen Dockery.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Dockery, of the home; daughters, Cheryl Kemp and fiancé, David Sanders, Gate City, Va., and Sandra Foster and husband, Harold, Gate City, Va.; sons, Randall Dockery and wife, Meredith, Gray, and Darryl Dockery and wife, Rita, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Jimmy Kemp, Cody Dockery, Jason Kemp, Justin Hall, Jokayla Dockery, Jorita Engle, Joana Lampert and Sophie Smith; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard Dockery and wife, Karen, Nickelsville, Va., and John Dockery and wife, Ruth Ann, Continental, Ohio; mother-in-law, Kathleen Culbertson, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special niece, Donna Kay Mullins Austin and husband, Charles, Locust, N.C.

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

Funeral services will be held today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Durham Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Dockery, Tyler Dockery, Brian Mays, Richard Dockery, Russell Dockery and Charles Austin. Honorary pallbearers will be his best friend, Larry Salyer, and his special friend, Carl Keith.

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

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Frieda Jeree (Raby) Dockery

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. - Frieda Jeree Raby Dockery, 50, passed away Wednesday (March 7, 2001) at Mission St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

She was born in Sullivan County on May 25, 1950 and had formerly resided in Scott County, Va. She was a sales clerk for J.C. Penney.

Mrs. Dockery was a member of Rye Cove Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Willie S. and Myrtle Tipton Edwards; paternal grandparents, Matt and Mary Raby; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Homer E. and Mollie H. Dockery; nieces, Karen Raby, Karen Roberts, Susan Rollins; and great-nephew, Jonathan Jarvis.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Doug Dockery, Weaverville, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Vanessa Dockery, Kevin and Callie Dockery and Keith Dockery, all of Weaverville, N.C.; parents, Fred �Alb� and Willie Mae Edwards Raby, Clinchport, Va.; grandchildren, Stephanie Dockery, Brandon Wyatt, Katlin Dockery and India Dockery; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Melissa Raby, Kingsport; nieces, Sacha and Chandra Raby, Orlando, Fla.; nephew, Trevor Hardy, Kingsport; former daughter-in-law, Cindy Gaddy; and a very special friend, Barbara Gwaltney, Weaverville, N.C.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gordon McBride, Brother Ray Dockery and a friend, Dalton Ramsey officiating.

Music will be provided by Doyle and Shirley Castle and Nancy Rhoton.

Burial will follow at Rollins Cemetery, Rye Cove community.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Cassell, Buck Dingus, Mark Rollins, Chris Rollins, Michael Brickey and Mack Dockery.

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Freda Ailene (Taylor) Peak Dockery

KINGSPORT - Freda Ailene Dockery, 74, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Thursday (Dec. 9, 2004) at Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville.

She was born in Kingsport, graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, and lived most of her life here. She loved the art of "Silk Bunka," as well as crocheting. She attended the First Church of God in Johnson City and retired from AFG as an executive secretary in 1992.

She had a great love of family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Nelson Taylor and Mary Ailene Enix Taylor; her first husband, Joseph Peak; her two sons, Gary Peak and Mike Peak; a sister, Pauline Swaney; and a brother, Donald Nelson Taylor.

Surviving are her husband of 19 years, Bobby Gene Dockery of the home; two stepdaughters, Melinda Dockery of Lexington, Ky., and Lisa Love and husband Rob of Johnson City; a stepson, Lattie Dockery and wife Carolyn of Johnson City; five step-grandchildren; her sister, June Taylor Hilton and husband Robert of Kingsport; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dan Stansberry officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

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

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Gladys Marie (Summey) Dockery

KINGSPORT - Gladys Marie (Summey) Dockery, 74, of Fairview Avenue, went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning (March 15, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born a daughter of the late Brickey and Lottie Grubb Summey of Scott County, Va., on March 26, 1931.

She was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Ridgefields Country Club, Kingsport, after many years of service.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who will be sadly missed.

She was preceded in death by her infant twin boys and another infant son; and four brothers, George, Charlie, Troy and Ted Summey.

Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Dockery, of the home; two daughters, Betty Austin and husband, "Pete," and Susan Steffey and husband, Ron; one son, Larry Dockery; two grandsons, DaryRon Steffey and CamRon Steffey; one sister, Mary Thompson and husband, Harold; four brothers, Claude Summey and wife, Janice, Jerry Summey and wife, Judy, and Ralph Summey, all of Kingsport, and Brickey Summey, Jr., and wife, Anita of Clinchport, Va.; special neighbors, Clyde Mowdy and wife, Betty of Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and others survive.

Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 1105 Fairview Ave., Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Tim Hale officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tipton Family.

Burial will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens in Blountville. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 11:45 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Travis Williams, Jerry Williams, Matthew Williams, "Marty" Martin, Shannon Summey and Jason Summey.

Honorary pallbearer will be Tony Salyers.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Grady Milford Dockery

Mr. Grady Milford Dockery, 95, Kingsport, TN went home to be with his Lord, Monday, August 8, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Dockery was born in Scott County, VA on January 26, 1916, son of the late Frank and Otillia Lawson Dockery. He retired from Eastman Kodak and was a Deacon and member in good standing of Starnes Bend Freewill Baptist Church, where he also served on the Board of Supervisors for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Gladys Egan Dockery; infant son, Grady M. Dockery, Jr.; great great grandson, Gabriel Andrew Moore; sisters, Nora Lane, Rachel Elliott, and Beulah Lane; and brothers, James and Ray Dockery.

Surviving are his children, Wilma Statzer and husband, Lonnie, Duffield, VA, Grady Elmer Dockery and wife, Margaret, Mt. Carmel, TN, and Ann Jones and husband, Randall, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Sherry Linkous, who was his special care giver, and husband, Jamie, Michael Templeton and wife, Tracy, Kristy LaDuke, Brandy Nothnagel and husband, David, Amanda Prillhart and husband, Bradley, and Rachel Livengood and husband, Todd; great grandchildren, Jessica Haney and husband, Rick, Nicholas Moore, Kaytlin LaDuke, Taylor LaDuke, Haley LaDuke, Olivia Nothnagel, Ava Nothnagel, Christian Carter, and Sean Prillhart; and great great grandson, Ryan Smith.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his children. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Presley officiating. The Denton Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Lawson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and his friends from Starnes Bend Freewill Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

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

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a church or charity of one's choice.

An online guest registry is available for the Dockery family at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Grady Milford Dockery.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Jimmy Donald Dockery

KINGSPORT — Jimmy Donald Dockery, 25, passed away Friday (July 17, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Jimmy was born in LaGrange , Ill. He was a 2002 Gate City High School graduate and was a student at Northeast State Technical Community College . Jimmy was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Iraq War. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves in Gray. He was also a member of Christ Fellowship Church .

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Don Darga; paternal grandparents, W.D. and Bessie Dockery.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy Ray and Delphine Darga Dockery, Kingsport; his fiancee, Chelsea Warren, Jonesborough; maternal grandmother, Jeanette Darga, Oswego, Ill.; several uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dewayne Chappell and Pastor Greg DePriest officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Mike Darga, Don Darga, Dave Sanchez, Heath Hicks, Dwight Lane and Jimmy Nealy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delphine Dockery, 1866 Kenwood Rd. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 , to assist with funeral expenses.

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Kermit Darrell Dockery

DUNGANNON, Va. — Kermit Darrell Dockery, 69, entered into rest Monday (April 13, 2009) at his residence.

He was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Scott County, Va., to the late Warner Dockery and Maude Hensley Dockery. Darrell was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Vivian Dockery, Dungannon, Va.; daughter, Lisa and husband, Travis Begley, Dungannon, Va.; son, Jeremy and wife, Jodi Dockery, Dumas, Texas; grandchildren, Veronica Dockery, Brian Dockery, Caitlin Dockery, Ryan Babb, Addison Begley, Emma Begley and Lillian Dockery; sister, Roxie and husband, Roy Ashworth, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brother, Otis and wife, Daris Dockery, Virginia; special niece, Rhonda Faulkner, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cassell’s Chapel Church, Dungannon, Va., with the Rev. Jerry Collier officiating.

Eulogy will be given by Sammy Brickey and Dale Hall.

Music will be provided by Sammy Brickey, Margaret Brickey, Dale and Jeana Hall and Lou Dingus.

Burial will follow the service at the Lawson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be Dale Hall, Phillip Mann, Otis Dockery, Jr., Travis Begley, Sammy Brickey and George Hensley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Presley and Junior Puckett.

The family would like to thank Wellmont Hospice Nurses, Frieda and Lisa for all their help. If Darrell showed us anything, it was to keep fighting and you are alot stronger than you think you are.

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

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Lucain Harold Dockery

DUNGANNON, Va. - Lucain Harold Dockery, 70, passed away Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007) due to a courageous battle with cancer.

Lucain was born in Dungannon on June 26, 1936. He was the son of the late W.D. and Bessie Blevins Dockery.

He was a born again Christian, a veteran of the U.S. Army, an active member of the Dungannon Volunteer Fire Department. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years.

He enjoyed horses, racing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, W.D. Dockery; his mother, Bessie Dockery; stepmother, Beulah Dockery; sisters, Edna Lane and Bonnie Cox; brothers, Jerry and Jackie Dockery.

Survivors include his sisters, Laura Stephens, Castlewood, Va., Wanda Duncan, Joann and Bill Grizzle, Barbara and Duke, Summey, Donna Dockery and Herb McCoy, Phyllis Williams and Michael Grizzle, all of Dungannon, Va.; brothers, Pridmore Dockery, Dungannon, Va., Jimmy Dockery, Kingsport, Freddie and Jewel Dockery, Bo Dockery and Doretta Gibson, all of Dungannon, Va.; special grandchildren, Jacob, Hunter, Logan and Angel Dockery; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, James Lane; special friends of Dungannon, Ft. Blackmore and Castlewood Postal Service and employees of Scotty's Market.

The family and friends will gather from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Dungannon Firehall.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Danny Darnell officiating. Prayer and obituary will be given by Larry Beavers.

Music will be provided by Been Forgiven.

Military graveside services will be at 12 noon Monday at Dockery Cemetery, Dungannon, Va., conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, Tenn. and #265 of Gate City and the VA National Guard. The family will meet at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Cassell, Derek Corder and members of the Dungannon Volunteer Fire Department.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Clinch River Health Services and Dr. May's office.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Maxie Lea (Gibson) Dockery

GATE CITY, Va. - Maxie Lea Dockery, 65, entered into rest Monday (Sept. 1, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Aug. 12, 1938 to the late George and Rena Nickels Gibson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Gibson Massie; two brothers, Eugene and George (Lidge), Jr. Gibson.

Survivors include her husband, James Lonnie Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Michael Taylor, Nickelsville, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Patsy Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Sammy Dockery and fiancée, Cindy Parks, Tommy and Teresa Dockery, all of Gate City, Va.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen Gillenwater, Clinchport, Va., Phyllis and John Sluss, Dungannon, Va., and Mary and Austin Adams, Gate City, Va.; two brothers and sister-in-law, Ralph Gibson, Gate City, Va., Kyle and Annie Gibson, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, J.R. Dockery and Kourtney Leann Dockery; 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. Willie Neeley and the Rev. Joe Greear officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tipton Family.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Taylor Family Cemetery, Taylor Town, Mill Creek community. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Nancy B. (Patton) Bentley Dockery

GATE CITY, Va. -- Mrs. Nancy B. Dockery , 111, 193 Moccasin Street, died Tuesday ( March 24, 1998 ) at her residence after an lengthy illness. Mrs. Dockery was a native of Rock Springs and spent most of her life in Gate City, Va. She was a member of Hale's Chapel United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by two husbands; her parents; four brothers; a sister; a special nephew and a niece.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Zelma Moore, Gate City , Va. , and Mrs. Carolyn Bailey, Chicago , Ill. ; a nephew, Lee Roy Turner, Gate City , Va. ; and a host of relatives and friends.

Calling hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Hale's Chapel United Methodist Church , Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Robert Cloud officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemtery, Weber City , Va.

Pallbearers will be Herman Spriggs, Wallace Ross Jr., Marshall Long, Jack Anderson, Ron Cope, Carl Muncy and Joe Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Penley, Harmie Estepp, Wallace Ross Sr., Hargis Flanary and Richard Maxwell. Flower bearers will be Mrs. Betty Estepp, Mrs. Emma Gibson, Mrs. Agnus Collins, Mrs. Janie Gray, Mrs. Julia Wolfe and Mrs. Mary Etta Wood. Robinson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

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Ray Becard Dockery

GATE CITY, Va. - Ray Becard Dockery, 74, Clinchview Apartments, departed this life Wednesday (Aug. 13, 2003) at his residence.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a veteran of the Korean War, a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arney Clarence Dockery and Cordellia Kimbler Dockery.

Surviving are three sons, Ivan Dockery, Duffield, Va., Jackie Dockery, Kingsport, and Billy Dockery, out of state; five special grandchildren, Kristin Dockery, Bryan Dockery, Ivan Ray Dockery Jr., Christian Dockery and Jessica Dockery; sisters, Mrs. Charles D. (Jerlean) Lyons, Edison, Tenn., and Mrs. Jerry (Bobbie) Byington, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Gale Ernest Dockery, Weber City, Va., and Glen Dockery, Lynn Garden.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of the son, Jack Dockery, 520 Dickerson St.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Willie Neeley and the Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Lawson Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post No. 3382.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Ray F. Dockery

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ray F. Dockery, 73, Route 4, died Tuesday ( Dec. 16, 1997 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born on June 28, 1924 in Scott County , Va. , he was a life long resident of Scott County . He was retired from Tennessee Eastman in the Tenite Division, and was a member of Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267 A.F. & A.M. of Clinchport , Va. He was a member of Pendleton's Free Will Baptist Church , where he was a former deacon and Bible class teacher. He was the son of the late Roy Franklin and Otelia Lawson Dockery.

Surviving are his wife, Edith Carter Dockery; two son and daughters-in-law, David and Marjorie Dockery, of Clinchport, and Dennis and Lisa Dockery, Marion, Va.; four grandchildren, Bridget, Whitney, Dustin and Cody; two brothers, Grady Dockery, of Kingsport, James Ezra Dockery, of Gate City; three sisters, Beulah Lane, of Gate City, Rachel Elliott, of Kingsport, and Nora Lane, of Ft. Blackmore; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Masonic services will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Puckett and the Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating. Music will be provided by the Volunteers.

Burial will be at Morrison Carter Cemetery , Rye Cove, Va. Pallbearers will be Elmer Dockery, Larry Kilgore, Chuck Carter, Jeremy Kilgore, Roy Ashworth, David Duncan, Pat Dingus and Douglas Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Herron, Clifford Pierson, Echol Herron, Darrell Hurd and Russell Sanders.

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Ross Swanson Dockery

WEBER CITY, Va. — Ross Swanson Dockery, 76, entered into rest Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 25, 1930 to the late Claude Dockery and Gertrude Fields Shelton.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Dockery.

Mr. Dockery attended Pentecostal Powerhouse Church.

He is survived by his loving wife for 57 years, Ollie Quillen Dockery, Weber City, Va.; stepmother, Gertrude Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Joyce Dockery, Gate City, Va., Fred and Lois Dockery, Weber City, Va., Scottie and Laura Dockery, Dungannon, Va., Terry and Ruby Dockery, Dungannon, Va., Jeff and Kim Dockery, Gate City, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Charlotte Hall, Dungannon, Va., Rita Perry, Weber City, Va., Teresa and Lindsey Cress, Gate City, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild expecting in November; special great-granddaughter, Katalin Perry; sister, Georgia Pierson, Kingsport; brother, C.S. Dockery, Gate City, Va.; half-sisters, Mary Coffey, Kingsport, Jane Chase, Johnson City, Carol Brock, Kingsport, Peggy Bush, Austin, Tex.; half-brothers, Jack Dockery, Mack Dockery and Randy Dockery, all of Kingsport and Gary Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; special friend, Rex Watts, Gate City, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 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 Rev. G.W. White and Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

Music will be provided by Living Waters Trio and Ken and Phyllis Pierce.

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

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Perry, Bryan Carter, Brad Dockery, Marvin Dockery, Anthony Dockery, Justin Dockery, Derek Cress and Brandon Summey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Deskins, Ralph Carter, Bill Hilton, Rex Watts, Jarrod Dockery and David Dockery.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the 3rd floor staff of Wilcox Hall.

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Ruby Lee (Mann) Dockery

KINGSPORT - Ruby (Meme) Dockery , 81, passed away unexpectedly Friday (July 9, 1999) at her residence of natural causes.

She was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Frank B. and Katherine Payne Mann. She lived most of her life in Kingsport, where she was a former employee of Tri City Towel and Linen. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dockery ; two daughters, Ava Jean Dockery and Helen Dockery Taylor; two brothers, Allen Mann and Albert Mann; two sisters, Garnett Clark and Marie Williams.

Surviving are a daughter, Nannie K. Dockery Denning, Kingsport; a brother, Lester F. Mann, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Rhonda Mellons, Gina Estep, Mark Taylor Jr. and Robert T. Taylor; and six great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the residence of the daughter, Nannie Denning, 1008 Kinsler Ave., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Worley Dockery Jr.

Worley Dockery, Jr., 88, formerly of Gate City went to be with Jesus on Sunday night (December 4, 2011) at Wexford House following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County where he had lived almost his entire life. Worley was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company with over 42 years of service. He was an original member of the Moccasin Gap Quartet singing with them for 50 years. Mr. Dockery was a member of Speers Ferry Church where he served as song leader for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his precious wife of 53 years, Maxie Sams Dockery; parents, Worley Dockery, Sr. and Celia Barnette Dockery; his step-mother, Ethel Dockery along with 5 sisters and 1 brother.

Worley Dockery, Jr. is survived by his daughters, Shirletta Wood and husband, George, Joyanne (Aneta) Murphy (both of Kingsport, TN); grandchildren, Kevin Wood, Krista Murphy, Keisha Murphy Mulvey and husband, Alex; brothers, T.M. Dockery (Ruston, WA), Mack Dockery (Kingsport, TN), and Edd Dockery (Gate City, VA); a special cousin, Rev. Kenny Hammond (Gate City, VA) along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (December 7, 2011) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday (December 7, 2011) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Tignor and Pastor Johnny Duncan officiating. Music will be provided by Salley’s Chapel Singers.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday (December 8, 2011) at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with men of Speers Ferry Church serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Dockery family.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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Bettie (Jones) Dolan

KINGSPORT — Bettie Jones Dolan, 79, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( May 31, 2011 ) at Holston Manor, Kingsport after a long illness.

She was born in Kingsport , was a former resident of Baltimore ,

Md. , and lived in Kingsport since 1982. Bettie volunteered as a Teachers Aid at Sparrows Point Elementary School in Baltimore, Md. She loved knitting and playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Opal McClellan Jones; her husband, Oscar Dolan; her daughter, Karen Kilgore; sister, Frances Singleton; brother, Telmon Jones; and a foster brother, Curtis Jones.

Survivors include her two sons, Cole Dolan and wife, Connie of Kingsport, David Dolan and wife, Tina of Fallston, Md.; five grandchildren, Amy Rotzal and husband, James, Tammy Nelson and husband, Reynaldo Miguel, Travis Dolan and wife, Amber, Zach Dolan and Cole Dolan; five great-grandchildren, Brandon Morrison, Christopher Morrison, Aaron Morrison, Alexandra Miguel, Ryan Miguel, and one great-grandson on the way, Ryland Cole Dolan; two sisters, Shirley Kilgore and husband, Elliott and Virginia Kilgore and husband, Fred; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St. , Kingsport .

A celebration of life service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. with Pastor David Salley, officiating. The service may be simultaneously viewed by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee , One Vantage Way , Suite D-220, Nashville , Tenn. 37228 .

The family would like to express a special thank you to Holston Manor, 600 wing caregivers and to the Amedisys Hospice nurses.

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

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Charles Ray Dolen Sr.

WEBER CITY, Va. — Charles Ray Dolen, 72, passed away Saturday (June 7, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with his loving family by his side after a brief illness.

Ray was born in Sullivan County, residing in Weber City, Va. for 37 years. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service, serving two years in Vietnam. Ray was a member of the VFW post #5715. He retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after 22 years with the Security Department. Ray was a member of the First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman H. and Clara Click Dolen; father and mother-in-law, Lawton and Mary Estelle Williams Quillen.

He is survived by the love of his life of 46 years, Mary Quillen Dolen, of the home; son, Charles Ray "Chuck" Dolen, Jr., Weber City; daughter, Linda Duncan and husband, David, Gate City, Va.; brother, Herbert H. Dolen and wife, Shirley, Kingsport; three sisters, Frances Ferrell, Mulberry, Kans., Sallie Snidner and husband, John, Kingsport, Norma Quillen and husband Mac, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Highway 23 N, Weber City, Va., 24290. Friends may call anytime at the residence of 274 Jennings Street, Weber City, Va. 24290.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Johnny Kendrick, Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Danny Sykes officiating.

Music will be provided by Dale Smith and singers.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, with full military rites by the U.S. Army.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Quillen, Paul Quillen, Mac Quillen, John Snidner, Jim Napier and Scott Wood. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va. 24251.

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

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Barbara Madge (Roller) Donihe

Mrs. Barbara Madge Roller Donihe, 79, 2128 Hawthorne St., Kingsport, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday [ Oct 18, 1984 ] at her home of an apparent heart attack.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County , she was predeceased by two daughters, Ruth and Marjorie.

Surviving are her husband, Vernie Lee Donihe, Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. Don (Lida) Baldwin, Mrs. Barbara Meade, both of Kingsport and Mrs. James (Hannah) Wagner, Louisville, Tenn.; two sons, Henry Donihe, Kingsport and Lee Donihe, Blountville; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Fleenor, Mrs. Elizabeth Hicks, both of Kingsport and Mrs. Josie Fleenor, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one brother, Herman Roller, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder John Henry Sybert officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park .

(From Kingsport Times-News of Friday, October 19, 1984)

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Berthal E. Donihe

BLOUNTVlLLE - Berthal E. Donihe, 81, 395 Rodefer Hollow Road, Blountville, Tenn., died Friday ( April 14, 1995 ) at his residence after a lengthy illness. A native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County , he retired from Mead Papers in 1973 after 31 years of service as a machinist. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Lawson Donihe, of the home; two daughters, Mrs Johnie (Wanda) Hooker, and Mrs. Lessley (Sara Ellen) Barr both of Blountville, Tenn.; one son, Everett L. Donihe, Appalachia, Va.; twelve grandchildren; several great­-grandchildren; one sister, Kate Donihe, Kingsport; one brother, John Donihe, Kingsport; and sev­eral nieces and nephews.    

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

Graveside services will be conducted ot 2 p.m. Sunday in the East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Orville Rogers officiating.    

Memorial contributions may be made to Christine LaGaurdia Philips Cancer Center .

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Eva C. (Hartgrove) Donihe

Eva Hartgrove Donihe, 74, 228 Alvin St., Kingsport, died at 12:34 a.m. yesterday ( Dec 31, 1982 ) at Indian Path Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Rye Cove, Va. , she had lived in Kingsport most of her life.  She was a member of the First Church of God on Memorial Boulevard .

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Fleming, Mrs. David (Brenda) Luster, Mrs. Calvin (Patricia) Anderson and Phyllis Powers, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Herb (Betty) Lucas, Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Randy (Linda) McKee, Atlanta, Ga; four sons, Homer Donihe, Cleveland, Tenn., Bobby Donihe, Clinton, Tenn., Charles Donihe, Atlanta, Ga. and Tommy Donihe, Kingsport; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four sisters, Bertha Fletcher and Myrtle Carter, both of Rye Cove, Va., Elizabeth Crawford and Lillian Haynes, both of Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow from the First Church of God with Thomas Lee officiating.

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

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(From Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, January 1, 1983)

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Homer L. Donihe

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Homer Donihe, 63, Cleveland, Tenn., died Wednesday ( May 13, 1992 ) in Cleveland .

He was a former resident of Kingsport .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer G. Donihe and Eva Donihe and one brother, Bobby Donihe.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Donihe; one son, Phillip Donihe; three stepchildren, two grandchil­dren and four stepgrandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Brenda Luster, Mrs. Patricia Anderson and Mrs. Shirley Fleming, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Linda McKee, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Betty Lucas, Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Phyllis Greer, Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, Charles Donihe, Atlanta, Ga., and Tom Donihe, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Fike Funeral Home, Cleveland , Tenn. , with the Rev. David Luster officiating.

Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery .

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John Henry Donihe

KINGSPORT - John H. Donihe, 81, 581 Peach Orchard Drive, passed away Saturday ( June 2, 2001 ).

Mr. Donihe was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

His parents, John and Ollie Donihe; six brothers; and three sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Donihe; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Gene Donihe, Kingsport, Gary and Sandy Donihe, Kingsport, and William Kyle and Connie Donihe, Church Hill; six grandchildren, John Donihe, Joshua Donihe, Logan Brooke Donihe, Matthew Donihe, Kevin Donihe and Shaina Donihe; one great-granddaughter, Holly Ciara; special nephew, Mike Donihe; several other nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie (Buddy) Wooten, Jr. officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Mabel Ruth (Tipton) Donihe

KINGSPORT - Our loving Mother, Mabel Ruth Donihe, 80, of Kingsport, left this world to be wrapped in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday morning ( June 12, 2005 ) at her home.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who was cherished and adored by all who knew her. She attended West View Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Donihe.

Surviving are her son, Kyle Donihe and his family, Church Hill; grandson, John Donihe and wife, Lori, Kingsport; and great-granddaughter, Holly Donihe, Kingsport; grandson, Josh Donihe and wife, Sabra, Kingsport; son, Larry Donihe, Kingsport; granddaughter, Logan Donihe; and grandson, Matthew Donihe; son, Gary Donihe and wife, Sandra, Kingsport; grandson, Kevin Donihe, Kingsport; granddaughter, Shaina Donihe, Kingsport; sister, Gaynell Ketron, Fall Branch; brother, Bill Tipton and wife, Ann, Kingsport; special nephew, Mike Donihe; special great-niece, Michelle Donihe; and several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Lonnie "Buddy" Wooten Jr. and Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Larry Donihe, Mike Donihe, John Donihe, Josh Donihe, Matthew Donihe, and Kevin Donihe.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West View Baptist Church, 1037 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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Thomas Ray Donihe

BLOUNTVILLE -- Tom R. Donihe, 50, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday ( Dec. 8, 1993 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center emergency room of a heart attack.    

He was born in Kingsport , and had resided in Sullivan County most of his life.  Mr. Donihe was the owner and operator of Donihe Graphics, Inc.    

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer G. Donihe and Eva Hartgrove Donihe; two brothers, Homer L. and Bobby E. Donihe.    

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Donihe, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Rob (Terri) English and Mrs. Terri (Cindy) Bledsoe, both of Kingsport and Mrs. Brad (Becky) Russell, Charlottesville, Va.; three grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Betty) Lucas, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Rudy (Phyllis) Greear, Asheville, N.C.,, Mrs. Randy (Linda) McKee, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Fleming, Mrs. Calvin (Patricia) Anderson, and Mrs. David (Brenda) Luster, all of Kingsport; one brother, Charles Donihe, Atlanta, Ga.    

Private family graveside services will be conducted Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Rob Lowe officiating.    

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Sullivan County Unit, P.O. Box 985 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James Page, 409 Canongate Road , Kingsport 37660 .    

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Benny L. Dooley

Benny L. Dooley, 57, Gate City, VA left this walk of life May 29, 2011 surrounded by his loving family to be with his Lord in his eternal home.

Benny was a wonderful husband, daddy, and papaw. He loved his children dearly and they cherished him. His grandchildren brought so much joy to his life, and their papaw was a very special person to them.

He was a member of Valley View Church in Dungannon , VA where he served as Deacon for many years. He was a great worker in the church and was faithful until his illness kept him from going. He loved his church family. His destiny was to make Heaven his home. He was never ashamed to witness for the Lord where ever he was and leaves behind a great testimony.

As a lifetime member of the Scott County Life Saving Crew where he enjoyed running rescue calls and trying to help other people, it saddened him when he was no longer able to go. He was always willing to help anyone if he could.

He had a great passion for deer hunting and just walking in the woods looking at all the wonders God had made. He has said there was something special about being in the woods right before dawn and listening to the stillness. This was his special time to talk to the Lord and feel so near to him.

Benny retired from Quebecor printing after 28 years of service due to health reasons.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman Dooley; mother, Rose Mary Dooley Webb; and brothers, James Dooley and Jack Dooley.

He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 39 years, Jean Dooley, Gate City, VA; son, Michael Dooley and favorite daughter-in-law, Amy, Gate City, VA; daughter, Melinda Fields, Gate City, VA; his precious grandchildren, Brevin Dooley, Amica Dooley, and papaw's sunshine, Hannah Fields; brothers, Grover Dooley and wife, Cathy, Hiltons, VA, and Billy Dooley and wife, Vickie, Castlewood, VA; sisters, Jeanette Greear and husband, Joe, Nickelsville, VA, Katherine Dickenson and husband, Bill, Castlewood, VA, and Susan Whitley, Dungannon, VA; along with several nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Ben so much.

Benny was a blessing and a great inspiration to his family and friends. He was the cornerstone of his family, who loved him so much. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. , Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. His Going Home Celebration will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. L.W. Salling, the Rev. Wrightly Salling, and the Rev. Johnny Clark officiating. His dear friends in Christ, whom he loved greatly, New Grace will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Nickels Cemetery , Dungannon , VA. Mack Quillen, J.M. Dorton, Danny Cowden, Jonathan Dooley, Charles Nickels, and Joe Tate will serve as pallbearers. George Hensley and Jessee Sergent will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Special thanks to all who helped him and his family during his time of sickness. Dr. Todd Cassel for being not only his physician, but his dear friend, and to all the precious nurses at Kingsport Oncology who tried with their love and care to make his battle a little easier, and to Dr. Steven Baumrucher and Dr. Mack Matthews.

This is not good bye our precious loved one, just farewell for now.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Benny L. Dooley.

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Flossie (Sluss) Dooley

DUNGANNON, Va. - Mrs. Flossie Sluss Dooley, 61, of Rt. 1, Dungannon, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday [ 12/24/1971 ] at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and she attended Valley View Freewill Baptist Church .

She is survived by her father, William M. Sluss, Dungannon; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Louise) Hayes, Mrs. Claude (Anna Ruth) Collins, both of Wabash, Ind., and Mrs. David (Korine) Osborne, Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, Roy Dooley, Cleveland, Ohio, Fred Dooley, Wabash, Ind., and John Dooley, Dungannon, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Ross Corder and Mrs. Isaac Wolfe, both of Dungannon, Va., and Mrs. Helen Fife, Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Sam Sluss, Coeburn, Va.; twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, December 25, 1971)

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Henry Hudson “Hud” Dooley

DUNGANNON, Va. - Henry Hudson “Hud” Dooley, 68, entered into rest Wednesday ( March 27, 2002 ) at Brookhaven Nursing Home, Kingsport .

He was born Dec. 24, 1933 in Scott County to the late Ervin Jr. Dooley and Lakie Lane Dooley.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Etta Dooley; sisters, Margaret Wright, Marie Baker and Cleo Dooley; brothers, Glen C., Hershel and Robert Dooley; half sister, Louise Baldwin.

Survivors include his wife, Lottie Dooley, Dungannon, Va.; sons, Rickey and Danny Dooley, both of Dungannon, Va.; daughters, Kathy Dooley, Debra Helton, both of Dungannon, Va., and Diane Begley, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son-in-law, James Begley; half sister, Stella Mitchell, Dungannon, Va.; seven grandchildren, Jamie Begley, Jason Begley, Jessica Begley, Timothy Helton, Matthew Helton, Marty Reece and Cheyanne Dooley; one great-grandson, Truman Begley; special buddy, Grady Hartsock; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Green's Chapel Church , Dungannon , Va.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

Music will be provided by Depending on Jesus Singers.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carter's Cemetery, Dungannon , Va.

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

Pallbearers will be James Begley, Jamie Begley, Jason Begley, Timothy Helton, Matthew Helton and Jackie Begley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Begley, Ray Begley, Kyle Begley, Bill Perry, Ansil Sluss.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Audrey Faye (Quillen) Doran

GATE CITY, Va. - Audrey Faye Quillen Doran, 83, East Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon (Jan. 19, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County on Nov. 13, 1919 and was the daughter of the late Willie and Lillie Quillen. She was a homemaker and a member of Herman United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Dean; her daughter, Ann Doran Ernst; and her son, Ryland "Bud'' Doran.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Ward Wright, Helen and C.H. Carter, Becky and Jackie Carr, Donna and Donnie Pinson, Jackie and Floyd Manis; daughters, Audrey Hooven and Barbara Doran; sons and daughters-in-law, Willie Troy and Sharon Doran, Leland and Lana Doran, Conley and Sherry Doran; sisters, Muriel Godsey and Nell Cassell; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Quillen; 32 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ray Amos and Pastor Kyle Falin officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery (East Carters Valley Road.)

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

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

The family extends a special thank you to her caregivers at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery, c/o J.C. "Buck'' Hensley, Route 1, Hiltons, Va. 24258.

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Beulah L. (Cannon) Doran

KINGSPORT - Beulah Cannon Doran, 87, Kingsport, died Sunday morning ( March 23, 2003 ) at her residence.

Born in Saltville , Va. , she moved to Kingsport as a child, where she resided the rest of her life.

She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church .

Her parents, Finley Horace "Duck'' Cannon and Emma Vass Cannon; son, Daniel Finley Doran; and sister, Jean Meade preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Isaac Doran, of the home; five sons, Donald L. Doran and wife Jennie, Bill G. Doran and wife Carolyn, Randall B. Doran, Cecil W. Doran and wife Nancy and Sherrill D. Doran, all of Kingsport; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Lavinder and Martha Gott, both of Kingsport; and one brother, W.W. "Bill'' Cannon, Kingsport.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to Beulah Cemetery Fund, c/o Everette Sells, 300 Beulah Church Rd. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .

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Clifton E. "Bill" Doran

KINGSPORT — Clifton E. "Bill" Doran, 77, of Kingsport, passed away Friday (April 18, 2008) at Brookhaven Health Care.

Born in Scott County, Va. (East Carters Valley), he had lived there most of his life.

He was a retired general contractor, having worked for Lyman Hicks Construction, with over 30 years service. His hobbies were horses, hunting and coon hunting. He was a member of Hermon United Methodist Church.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy McDavid Doran; parents, Henry Minga Doran and Ellen Gardner Doran; sister, Lucille Scalf; brother, Amos Doran; half-brother, Joe Hensley.

He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Marlene, Rhonda Faye and Donna Kay; sisters, Ruth Edwards and husband J.D., Blountville, Alice Doran, Kingsport and Kathleen Hartsock, Pennsylvania; special niece, Louise Depew; several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

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

Gravesides services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, (East Carters Valley Road) Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Jack Childress, Doug Hurley, Gary McMurray, David Ketron, Conley Doran and Leland Doran.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Depew, Johnny Edwards and Bruce Austin. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m.

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

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Isaac D. "Preacher" Doran

KINGSPORT - Isaac D. "Preacher" Doran, 96, died Saturday morning ( April 23, 2005 ) following an extended period of declining health.

Isaac was born in Scott County, Va. , and had resided in Kingsport for most of his life. He retired from Meade Corporation in 1970 after 43 years of service.

He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church .

His wife, Beulah Cannon Doran ( March 23, 2003 ); one son, Daniel Finley Doran; four brothers; and four sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are five sons, Donald L. Doran and wife, Jennie, Bill G. Doran and wife, Carolyn, Randall B. Doran, Cecil W. Doran and wife, Nancy, and Sherrill D. Doran, all of Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one sister, Pauline Sherfey of Virginia.

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 Rev. Al South officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery .

Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Everette Sells, 300 Beulah Church Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .

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Roy W. "Buck" Doran

Roy W. "Buck" Doran, 71, 333 Lewis Lane, Kingsport, died Friday (Nov. 22, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived all of his life in Kingsport.

j He was a retired member of IBEW Union Local No. 934 and of the Kingsport Moose Lodge No. 973. He was a Baptist.

He was the son of the late Luther D. and Lydia Laughlin Doran.

Surviving are one son, Roy "Bucky" Doran, Kingsport; one granddaughter; one grandson; three sisters, Roxie Buckles, Kingsport, Nell Reynolds, Greenville, S.C. and Floetta Mullins, Youngstown, Ohio; and one brother, Lawrence Doran, Youngstown, Ohio.

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

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Sturgill and the Rev. Kenny Hammond.

Burial will be in Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Scott County, Va.

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 Audrey Gaynell (Davidson) Dorton

APPALACHIA, Va. — Audery Gaynell Dorton passed away on Oct. 26, 2007 with her family by her side.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1923, to Nathan and Chloe (Hammonds) Davidson. She lived in Appalachia, Va. most of her life. Just as a single candle can light a thousand more without diminishing itself, Audery’s love and compassion will always glow in the hearts of those she met. A lady of grace, Audery was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her passions were family, cooking, quilting and God’s gifts of nature.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William Ralph Dorton; daughter, Patsy Goodman; a grandson, Christopher Goodman; and a brother, Kimp Davidson.

She will be deeply missed by her children; Ray (Sandy) Dorton of East Stone Gap, Va., Ruby (George) Hoover of Houston, Tex., Bobby (Sandy) Dorton of Appalachia, Va., Larry (Brenda) Dorton of Big Stone Gap, Va., Nancy (Greg) Goodson of Wise, Va., Donna Mohn of Appalachia, Va., Michael (Christine) Dorton of Powhatan, Va., Teresa (Danny) Gibson of Appalachia, Va.; her brothers, Gene Davidson of Snowflake, Va., Willie James Davidson, Indianapolis, Ind.; her sisters, Ruby Spears of Lynn Garden, Tenn., Lena White of Yuma, Va.; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Dot Dorton of Philadelphia, Pa.; a special friend, Carolyn Bush; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Appalachia First Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Services will immediately follow the visitation with Rev. Nick Brewer and Rev. Jason Crabtree officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the River View Cemetery, East Stone Gap. Family and friends will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. Monday for the procession to the cemetery.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

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Claude Walter Dorton

FORT BLACKMORE , Va.   -  Claude Walter Dorton, 89, Route 1, Fort Blackmore, Va. , died early Saturday afternoon (May 13, 1989) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center .

    A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , he was a retired farmer and attended Fellowship Chapel Church .

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Owens  Dorton; one son, Buford Dorton; his parents, Jim and Brilla Gilliam Dorton.

    Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Zenith (Genevieve) Blevins and Mrs. Ronnie (Cathy) Reed, both of Church Hill, Ms. Marcella Buzzo, Kingsport; three sons, J. M. Dorton, Dungannon, Va., Sherrill Dorton, Nickelsville, Va., and Jerry Dorton, Gate City; 15 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; a twin sister, Mrs. Kate Lane, Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews

    Friends may call anytime at the residence of J. M. Dorton.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Chapel Church with the Rev. Danny Sykes, the Rev. Mack Sanders and the Rev. James E. Garner officiating.

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

    Friends will serve as pallbearers.

    Burial will be in the Pierson family cemetery

(from obituary in ' Kingsport Times-News' of Monday, May 15, 1989 )

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James M. Dorton

CLINCHPORT, Va.- James M. Dorton, 96, died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born and raised in Scott County and had followed farming most of his life.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Dave Hall, Bastian, Va., Mrs. J. F. Kern, Clinchport; Mrs. Albert Templeton, Knoxville; Mrs. Ava Neeley, Natural Tunnel, Va; and Mrs. Hobert Lane, Clinchport: one step daughter, Mrs. Hansford Taylor, Clinchport; three sons, W. A. Dorton, Clinchport; Henry and Claude Dorton, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stanleytown Community Church. The Rev. Willie Ashworth and the Rev. Volley Thacker will officiate. Burial will be in the Dorton Cemetery at Rye Cove.

The body will be removed from Scott County Funeral. Home to the residence at. 2 p.m. today.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

(Kingsport News, Monday, October 22, 1956)

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Lester Clyde Dorton Jr.

Lester Clyde Dorton, Jr., 69, of Dunnsville, Va. passed away Thursday ( Jan. 31, 2008 ) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County , Va. (Clinchport) and attended Steed College . He served active duty in the U.S. Army for over four years and later retired. He served as Honor Guard for Berlin Garrison in Germany and also served in Desert Storm. He served with the City of Kingsport Auxiliary Reserve Police Department and also retired from Tennessee Eastman. He was the best Sucker-Grab Hooker fisherman in Scott County .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Clyde Dorton, Sr. and Nila Margaret Bowen Dorton; brother, Jackie Lynn Dorton; and grandson, David Noel Dorton.

Mr. Dorton is survived by his daughters, Sharon Dorton Brunke and husband, Pete, Leslie Dorton Hill and husband, Brian, both of Kingsport; step-mother, Savannah Dorton, Kingsport; grandchildren, Lester K. Dorton, Stephanie Hill and Mark Dorton, all of Kingsport, Brittany Winkler, and J.J. Winkler, both of Nickelsville, Va.; six sisters, Gail Huff, Ft Wayne, Ind., Patty Hubble, Salem, Va., Helen McClellan, Moorefield, W.Va., Carol Sproles, and Betty Ketron, both of Kingsport and Barbara Dean, Church Hill; six brothers, Ronnie Dorton, Yuma, Va., Johnnie Dorton, Jolo, W.Va., David Dorton, Dungannon, Va., Frankie Dorton, Richlands, Va., Bobby Dorton, Kingsport and Richard Dorton, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home with American Leigon Post 3/265 and the Va. National Guard. The Rev. Gary Hood and Rev. Denny Hass will be officiating. Calling hours will immediately follow the service.

Music will be provided by Gary Hood and the Old Midway Singers.

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

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Sherill Walter Dorton

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Sherill Walter Dorton, 63, Route 1, departed this life early Thursday ( July 11, 2002 ) at his residence.

He was a native of Slant, Va. ( Scott County ) and was a bus driver for the public school system.

He attended Valley View Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Dorton and Verna Owens Dorton; brother, Buford Dorton; grandson, Kevin Dorton.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Dorton, Nickelsville, Va.; sons, Eddie Dorton, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Randy Dorton, Edinburgh, Ind., Frederick Dorton, Nickelsville, Va., Terry Dorton, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mark Dorton, Gate City, Va., Darwin Dorton, Mount Carmel; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Shearl; stepson, Timothy Moore; mother-in-law, Bess Culbertson; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Reed, Mercella Buzzo, both of Kingsport, Genevive Blevins, Church Hill; and brothers, Jerry Dorton, Yuma, Va., and J.M. Dorton, Dungannon, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. L.W. Salling officiating.

Music will be by the Gethsemane Quartet.

Burial will be in Culbertson Family Cemetery , Route 1, Nickelsville , Va.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Sluss, Darrell Dougherty, Charles Finch, Carl Keith, C.E. Starnes and Ed Howard Broadwater.

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Beulah (Moore) Dougherty

KINGSPORT — Beulah M. Dougherty went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a native of Russell County, Va., but had lived in Sullivan County since 1952.

Mrs. Dougherty had been a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church since 1957 where she was active in church work serving in many different positions.

She was a Red Cross volunteer for many years and also volunteered at Sullivan County School Clinics, Indian Path Medical Center, and Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dougherty was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels serving on the Board of Directors for many years.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister; and a brother. She was also preceded in death by her husband, D. Bane Dougherty in 1971; and her son, D. Mark Dougherty in 1984.

She is survived by one sister, Lillian Fleenor of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the church with Dr. Greg Burton officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Jerry C. Teague, David Teague, Edward Teague, David Sullivan, Kent Wilson, David Overbay, Ted Hughes, and Jerry Cunningham.

Memorials may be given to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 5752, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Beulah M. Dougherty.

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Charlie Mack Dougherty Sr.

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Charlie Mack Dougherty Sr., 80, Route 2, (Big Moccasin community), passed away Monday (April 1, 2002).

Born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 8, 1921, Mr. Dougherty was the son of the late William Washington Dougherty and Pearl Francisco Dougherty. He retired from the Tenite Department of Tennessee Eastman Company.

Mr. Dougherty was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha Hillman.

Surviving are his wife, Olene Hurd Dougherty, Nickelsville, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell W. and Catherine Dougherty, Mack and Marsie Dougherty, all of Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Wendell II, Heather Lynn, Joshua Melvin and Chris and Mindy Dougherty; unborn great-grandson, Christopher Isaiah Dougherty; sisters, Una Neal Hartsock and Drucille Rasnick, both of Nickelsville, Va., and Olene Gillenwater, Harriman, Tenn.; brother, Eugene B. Dougherty, Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Smith Trio.

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

The family will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Josh Dougherty, Doug Parks, Kyle Smith, Cecil Curtis, Junior Keith, Mike Sampson, Howard Bays and Mark Harris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Babb, Anson Minton, Joe Good, Junior Smith, Teddy Smith, Jim Francisco, John Fuller, Lowell Hartsock and Zane Parks.

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Daniel Paul Dougherty Sr.

Daniel Paul Dougherty Sr., age 60, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Winter Haven Hospital.

Born April 15, 1944 in Kingsport , Tenn. He lived in Gate City , Va. unti11969, then he moved to Florida and worked in a Florida Distillery.

Dougherty was of the Methodist faith.

His survivors include his wife, Linda A. Dougherty, of the home; sons, Daniel Paul Dougherty Jr., Winter Haven, Fla., Eric Lee Dougherty, Johnson City, Tenn., and Brian Dougherty, Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Dana Lynn Dougherty, Winter Haven, Fla.; brother, Roger Dougherty, Auburndale, Fla.; five grandchildren, Zachary , Haley, Maggie Aiden, Joseph and Rhiannon.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. in the Steele's Family Funeral Services Chapel with Jackie McCorgon officiating.

This announcement is made courtesy of Steele's Family Funeral Services.

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Darrell Patton Dougherty

Darrell Patton Dougherty, 83, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Brian Center, Weber City, VA.

Born in Scott County , VA on June 19, 1927 , he was the son of the late Sam and Dessie Gillenwater Dougherty.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Williams Dougherty; sister, Pearl Dougherty, and brothers, Paul and Ralph Dougherty.

Darrell played basketball for Nickelsville High School and attended Lincoln Memorial University prior to operating the Taylor Theaters in the late 1940's and early 1950's. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.

He established the Campus Drive-In in 1955 which continues to be one of Gate City 's best known gathering spots for food and conversation. Through the Campus Drive-In, Darrell sponsored and coached a pony-league baseball team for many years.

In the early 1960's, Darrell was public address announcer at the old Kane Field in Gate City , and until his health deteriorated, he attended most Gate City football games and actively supported other Gate City athletic programs. Darrell was a fan to the end.

Darrell worked with other Gate City business leaders in the early 1960's to help establish the Scott County Park and Golf Course.

A former two-term member of the Gate City Town Council, he also served four terms as Mayor of Gate City . He was active in the Gate City United Methodist Church and President of the Men's Club for many years.

He is survived by his son, Allen Dougherty and daughter-in-law, Debra, who continue to reside in Gate City , VA ; granddaughters, Beth Dougherty and Lisa Baker and husband, Todd, and a great grandson, Brett Baker.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. , Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his son. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John Hackney officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , VA. Tim Dougherty, Stan Rogers, John Miller, Henry (Bucky) Clabaugh, Tom Hilton, and Pat Loggans will serve as pallbearers. Elliott Smith, the Saw Mill Gang at the Campus, John Stallard, Bill Stallard, and Doug Humphries will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. , Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to convey their thanks to Darrell's special care givers, Brenda Salling and Jimmy Lane for their love and support, and to Dr. Paul Black and the nursing staff of the Brian Center .

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

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Elsie Juanita (Frazier) Dougherty

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Elsie Juanita Frazier Dougherty, 98 (18 days short of 99), of Nickelsville, Va., died March 9, 2009, at Courtyard Nursing Home, Asheville, N.C.

Born March 27, 1910, she was the oldest child of the late James R. and Pearl McConnell Frazier of Nickelsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, L. E. "Jack" Dougherty; a daughter Shirley Dougherty Foster; a granddaughter, June Elizabeth Dougherty; a brother, Carl Frazier; three sisters, Jewel Meade, Nancy "Tom" Culbertson Horne, and Lucille McConnell; and sons-in-law, Herley Foster and Hobert Jones.

Her father’s home place still stands up the hill beyond the Bush Mill. She said, "We children would hide in the bins until Grandpa Bush said, "If you children don’t quit that, I may leave and lock you in here." Her father engaged the family in farming. His emphasis was get a good education and you won’t have to do this. She, along with her three sisters, attended Radford College and all became school teachers. Except for her first year at Garfield School, she taught fourth grade at Nickelsville High until retirement. She was a member of the Nickelsville United Methodist Church where in her earlier years she was Sunday school secretary and treasurer, as well as a member of the choir. For many years after retirement, she volunteered with the Senior Citizens group. Before her husband Jack passed away they had traveled to Europe and all 50 states.

Surviving are sons, Winfred A. "Bill" Dougherty and wife, Billie of Peoria, Ariz., Ronald J. Dougherty and wife, Bertie of Ashville, N.C.; daughter, Ramona Rodriguez and husband, Louis of Wichita Fall, Texas; grandchildren, Jay Dougherty, Chandler, Ariz., Dannette Dougherty Kaiser, Phoenix, Ariz., Dwayne Foster, Kingsport, Donna Foster Idom, Nashville, Tenn., Dalene Foster Renfro, Proctorville, Ohio, Mark Dougherty, Wilmington, N.C., Rebecca Dougherty Tucker, Ashe- ville, N.C., Daniel Dougherty, Mooresville, N.C., Rhonda Dougherty Macy, Salisbury, N.C., Susan Rodriguez Jones, Dixon, Tenn., Michael Rodriguez, Houston, Texas, Scott Rodriguez, La Porte, Texas; great-grandchildren, Bendan Kiser, Andy Foster, Tucker Foster, Mathew Idom, Brian Idom, Rachel Renfroe, Alex Renfroe, Savannah Dougherty, Devon Tucker, Rachel Tucker, Mitchell Tucker, Corrine Dougherty, Cody Dougherty, Jayce Macy, Andrew Jones, Daniel Jones, Emily Jones, Carter Rodriguez and Faith Rodriguez. She is also survived by her youngest brother, James M. "Jimmy" Frazier of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Evelyn Frazier of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Joseph H. Dougherty and wife, Emily of Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. The family thanks her special friends, Elizabeth Kilgore of Nickelsville, Va., and Jeanette Elliott of Asheville, N.C.

The family will receive friends at Nickelsville United Methodist Church Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.

Funeral services will be at Nickelsville United Methodist Church, Sunday, March 15, 2009.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. with Pastors Joe Barber and Millard Johnson officiating.

Interment will be at the Holston View Cemetery immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Nickelsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and honored to be serving the Dougherty family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Erwin Dale Dougherty

RADFORD, Va. - Erwin Dale Dougherty, 85, died Sunday ( Jan. 20, 2002 ).

Born in Nickelsville , Va. , on Sept. 27, 1916 , he graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1937 and held an athletic scholarship where he earned letters in football and baseball. He was captain of the baseball team in 1937.

Dale taught and coached men's athletics at Lebanon High School from 1937 to February 1942, at which time he entered the U.S. Navy's Officer Candidate School , Northwestern University Chicago Campus. He graduated Ensign in the U.S. Navy, May 1942 receiving assignment as Gunnery and Mine Welfare Officer aboard a Mine Sweeper. His ship became part of the Sicilian Invasion Force which action began July 9, 1943 .

Dale received combat stars for the Sicilian, Salerno , Anzio and South France operations, returning to Norfolk in December 1944. He was reassigned to the Pacific-Okinawa area as Commander of a Mine Sweeper exiting the U.S. February 22, 1945 . He was awarded a commendation with battle star for the East China Sea Mine Clearance Operation July 1-30, 1945 . His squadron assisted in safely landing occupation forces following Japan 's surrender. He was released from active duty effective Jan. 22, 1946 .

Dale married Jean Hartsock of Lebanon , Va. , upon returning from Japan in December 1945. He and Jean continued work in the public education field and attended graduate school at University of Alabama ( Tuscaloosa ), graduating June 1950. He accepted a position as safety engineer with Hercules at Radford Arsenal in March 1951. In 1953, Dale was promoted to assistant safety superintendant until 1960 and to senior industrial relations specialist retiring June 30, 1979 .

He lived in Radford, attending the First Baptist Church , where he was Deacon Emeritus and teacher of the men's Bible class for many years. He was a long-time member and past president of the Radford Lions Club and served four years on the board of directors of Radford City Red Cross. He was a member of the Naval Reserve Company of Radford for 16 years, serving as commanding officer for eight years, retiring as commander in 1977.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.B. and Josephine Quillen Dougherty; four brothers, Barto Dougherty Sr., Delmas (Red) Dougherty, Giles B. Dougherty and Donald Bane Dougherty; one niece, Charlotte Jean Dougherty; and one nephew, Donald Mark Dougherty.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, E. Lynn and Angel Johnson Dougherty. Lynn is an attorney in Bristol, Tenn. Dale is also survived by two granddaughters, Raine and Montana; one stepgranddaughter, January Johnson of Lexington, Ky; one grandson, Travis Lynn Dougherty; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bane (Beulah) Dougherty, Kingsport; a nephew, Barto Glynn Dougherty Jr.; three nieces, Mrs. Peggy Ann Doctor, Mrs. Patsy Burton and Mrs. Betty Broadwater; and several cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford , Va.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wade Tucker and the Rev. Kent Taylor officiating.

Graveside committal services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn Cora (Runyon) Gilliam Dougherty

Kingsport -- Evelyn Runyon Dougherty, 708 Chippendale Road, died at 6 a.m. Monday [10/21/1985] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center of injuries sustained in a traffic accident Oct. 1.

Born in Scott County, VA, she formerly resided in Gate City, having moved to Kingsport 30 years ago.

A graduate of Radford University and East Tennessee State University, Mrs. Dougherty was a teacher in the Gate City School System before moving to Kingsport in the early 1950s. Prior to her retirement, she was a staff member at Lynn View High School.

She was a member of the Sullivan County Retired Teachers' Association and First Baptist Church of Kingsport.

Surviving are a son, Penman Runyon Gilliam, Oakton, Va.; two sisters, Elva R. Cartwright and Mrs E. L. (Alvis) Murry, both of Kingsport; two grandchildren; four nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Dougherty; parents, Maude Baker and William Edwards Runyon; and a brother George Runyon.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Lynch and the Rev. Jack Bishop officiating.

Entombment will be in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Bruce Scholarship Fund of the First Baptist Church, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn Elizabeth Dougherty

GATE CITY, Va. - Evelyn Elizabeth Dougherty, 69, of Gate City, went to be with Jesus and her family that had gone on before, on Sunday (Dec. 4, 2005), after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born June 29, 1936 to the late Nathan Dougherty Sr. and Orpha Harris Dougherty. She was a member of Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame Church), Nickelsville, Va.

Preceding her in death are one sister, Ruby Broadwater; a brother, Nathan Dougherty Jr.; and two nephews, Michael Dougherty and Larry Gillenwater.

Surviving are her two sisters, Joann Enix and husband Randell, and Clarice Gillenwater and husband C.W., all of Hiltons; her two brothers, Harold Dougherty and wife Pat of Nickelsville and Lowell Dougherty of Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Alma Dougherty of Weber City; two special nieces, Carolyn Peters (who was like a sister) and Sherry Dougherty; eight nephews, Darrell and Gary Broadwater, Jerry and David Gillenwater, Barry, Winfred, Brian and Kevin Dougherty; as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the home of Joann and Randell Enix.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church, (Addington Frame Church), Nickelsville, Va., with Pastor Eckel Head and Pastor David Gillenwater officiating.

Music will be by the church choir.

Mrs. Dougherty will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.

Burial services will follow in the Addington Frame Church Cemetery, Nickelsville.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Those who wish to make a donation may do so to the American Cancer Society or to the Copper Creek (Addington Frame) Church, c/o Bruce Addington, Rt. 1, Box 125, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the church family for all the prayers and help. A special thanks to the nurses and staff on the 3rd floor at Wilcox Hall for their special care, and to Wellmont Hospice, Dr. Marco DaSalvia, Dr. Kenneth Cofer at St. Mary's Hospital, Knoxville, and to Holston Medical Group.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Thomas Dougherty

KINGSPORT - Harold Thomas Dougherty, 82, Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., Harold was employed for many years by Kingsport Broadcasting Company. Later he was employed by Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation in Kingsport where, prior to his retirement in 1993, he served as senior vice president for Engineering and served on their board of directors until his death.

His first employment in the broadcasting industry was as a transmitter engineer for WKPT-AM in 1942. Following serving in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II and brief employment in the defense industry in Norfolk, he returned to Kingsport, where he assisted in the construction of WKPT-FM and new studios for both radio stations.

Harold also owned and operated Dougherty's Radio and TV Service from 1951 until 1969 while serving as chief engineer for WKPT-AM & FM. In 1969 he supervised the construction of the local ABC affiliate WKPT-TV. In the mid 1970's he supervised the construction of new Bays Mountain facilities for WKPT-FM, including what was then the area's tallest tower. In 1991 he supervised the construction of the local UPN affiliate WAPK TV, and in the mid 1990's he supervised the move of WTFM (formerly WKPT-FM) from Bays Mountain to Holston Mountain.

His parents, Irene and Hobson Dougherty preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mildred Dougherty; two daughters, Kay Dorton Crump of Nashville, and Becky Laws and spouse, Gary of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Joseph Yates of Daytona Beach, Fla., Rhonda Brown of Denver, Colo., Leslea Colquitt of Thomasville, Ga., and Mary Miller of Kingsport; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie Yates, Joseph Yates Jr., Holden Yates, Savannah Colquitt, and Alexis Colquitt; sisters, Violet Schanbacher, Margaret Haynie, and Sally Wallace; and brother, Terry Dougherty.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel S. Clark officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Joseph Yates, Stan Steffey, Bob Steffey, George DeVault, David Leach, and Bobby Flowers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Boulevard, Suite #2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Alfred Dougherty

Henry Alfred Dougherty, 68, 708 Chippendale Rd., died al 3 p.m. Saturday [8/28/1976] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Scott County, he had lived in Kingsport for 12 years. He retired six years ago from Consolidated Chimney Company of Chicago, having been with that company for 31 years. At the time of retirement, he was a salesman for the company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Big Brothers Class of the church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Runyon Dougherty of the home, a daughter, Mrs. James (Jeanne) Ingram of Springfield. Va., one son, Steven Dougherty, Detroit, Mich., one stepson, Penman Gilliam of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Paul Eugene (Annis) Daugherty, Gate City, Va.; seven grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, August 29, 1976

Submitted by Don Lane

JAMES M. DOUGHERTY OF THE VICINITY OF NICKELSVILLE, DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 3RD 1883,
AGES THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS:

     In referring to the dead, men generally pass over their defects, and dwell on their virtues. This trait of our nature is well becoming poor passengers of time as they hasten on to their own destination.

     In the case of Brother Dougherty, I am not aware of many, if any defects in his character. From a boy he was ever the same, honest and truthful, kind and affectionate,-- loved by all.

     About fourteen years ago he professed religion. Since then he lived a devoted christian (sic), never evading any of the duties assigned by the church upon him, being at the time of his death the Class-Leader of the "Sugar Tree Church", and Sabbeth (sic) school Superintendent.

     He was a man of excellent sense; one of the men who compose the pillars of society in the home life of a moral community; one of the few that when death removes is missed, and at the same time hard to realize that they are gone.

     The M.E. Church has lost in the death of James M. Dougherty, a true friend and supporter of her Doctrines. He attached himself to the church during the administrations of the late James W. Adams, at a time when the church was passing through the prejudices and oppositions that has made its history prominently connected with the great events of the last forty years. Friend Dougherty desired to live to see the day when the great family of Methodist would be again housed in one universal family. 

     One thing he lived to partly see completed, which was a house for his class to worship in. 
Amoungst
(sic) the last work he did was on that house, and as it stands none of us ever see it without connecting in mind the memory of him that did so much to build it.

     In life he desired that "his last moments should be his happiest." Sure enough, when that hour did come, it found him ready, and said "it was the happiest hour he had ever experienced." When his uncle, Dr. A.B. McConnell made known to him that he was dying, he said – "if this be death, it is sweet!"

     He leaves a widow and four children, one of them by his first wife (a daughter of Benjamin Harris of this County) who died some eight years ago, in the Christian faith. To this little boy he enjoined upon him the importance of "living right", and by all means to never make a drunkard!

     His last wife is a daughter of Wm G. McConnell of Valley Creek. To her these simple lines are not needed to awaken the memory of the departed one. But for his little ones let them be the tribute of one who intimately knew their father, and who among thousands of men found no truer friend personally or a more devout supporter for the right, than our deceased brother.

     The funeral of this good man will be preaced at the Sugar Tree Church on Sunday next by Revs. A. H. Ingle and N. Burkhart

A FRIEND

Submitted by Bob Dougherty, Largo, FL

Jean (Hartsock) Dougherty

RADFORD, Va. - Jean Hartsock Dougherty, 79, a longtime resident of Radford, Va., died Tuesday ( April 29, 2003 ).

Born in Russell County, Va., a daughter of Joseph Patton and Anna Castle Hartsock, she graduated as co-valedictorian of Lebanon High School in 1940, received a B.A. magna cum laude from Lincoln Memorial University, and a M.A. degree, cum laude from the University of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Dale Dougherty, to whom she was married for over 50 years.

She had been a prominent educator in Western Virginia , teaching in Scott and Russell Counties and Radford City .

She was guidance director at Radford High School , principal at Kuhn Barnett Elementary School , and a long-time professor of English at Radford University . She was regional director of the PTA in Western Virginia and was awarded a lifetime membership in the same.

She was an active leader in the Republican Party for the City of Radford , the Ninth District and the Commonwealth of Virginia .

She served as chairman of the Fine Arts Association and Drama Association and was a member of the American Association of University Women, American Association of University Professors, a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Delta Epsilon, Alpha Psi Omega, and Tau Kappa Alpha.

She was active in the Baptist church wherever her residence. She was a member and leader in the First Baptist Church of Radford since 1951. She served as Church Training Union Director, the Pulpit and Parsonage Committee, superintendent of the Young People Sunday School Department, president of Jean Teague Missionary Society, teacher of Love Class and College Class at varying periods.

She had been a member of the Radford Garden Club and the Junior Women's and Women's Club of Radford. She was listed in the Who's Who of Virginia and Who's Who in American Women.

Jean retired from Radford University as an associate professor emeritus.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, E. Lynn and Angel Johnson Dougherty, Bristol, Tenn.; a grandson, Travis Lynn Dougherty; two granddaughters, Montana Dale Dougherty and Raine Johnson Dougherty, Bristol, Tenn.; one stepgranddaughter, January Johnson, Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Maybelle Jessee, Weber City, Va.; two special sisters-in-law, Beulah Dougherty, Kingsport, and Peggy Hartsock, Lebanon, Va. ; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Mag) Meade and Mrs. Marzel (Venus) Stapleton; two brothers, J.P. Hartsock and Bill Hartsock.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford , Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Radford, Va., with Dr. Paul Lane officiating.

A graveside committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church , 215 Third Ave. , Radford , Va. 24141 or to a charity of your choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Jimmy Daris Dougherty

GATE CITY, Va. - Jimmy Daris Dougherty, 69, Snowflake Road, was carried to heaven by the angels Friday (Dec. 27, 2002).

He was a native of Scott County and retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1998. Mr. Dougherty was an active member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ava and Cleve Dougherty; one sister, Hazel Starnes; and three brothers, S.C., Lester and Brodus Dougherty.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Hazel Grizzle Dougherty, Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Sheila Dougherty May and husband Les of Elizabethtown, Ky., Becky Dougherty Bowman and husband Wayne of Kingsport, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Nickolas Brian May and Abbie Elizabeth May; sisters, Edith Addington of Gate City, Va., June Wood of Johnson City, Tenn.; brother, Jack Dougherty and wife Mary of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church (Hwy. 72).

Services will follow at 8 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Don Large officiating.

Music will be provided by Midway Memorial United Methodist Church choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family will meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Adult Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, Route 2, Box 20, Gate City, Va. 24251 (checks may be made payable to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church).

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lowell Winfred Dougherty

KINGSPORT — Lowell W. Dougherty, 88, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Nov. 22, 2008) at the Brian Center.
Mr. Dougherty was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Nathan A. Dougherty and Orpha Harris Dougherty. He retired from Eastman on Feb. 1, 1981, after working for nearly 40 years for Eastman. Mr. Dougherty served his country proudly as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Fort Robinson Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dougherty was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Moore Dougherty; a brother, Nathan Dougherty, Jr.; two sisters, Ruby Broadwater and Evelyn Dougherty; and two nephews, Michael Dougherty and Larry Gillenwater.
He is survived by two sisters, Clarice Gillenwater and husband, C.W. of Gate City, Va., and Joan Enix and husband, Randell of Gate City, Va.; one brother, Harold Dougherty and wife, Pat of Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home today from 4 to 6 p.m.
Masonic services will be held by the Fidelity Lodge #173 of Nickelsville, Va., prior to the funeral service.
Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. David Gillenwater officiating.
Military graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Masonic Garden of Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends should meet at the graveside no later than 1:45 p.m. A funeral attendant of Oak Hill Funeral Home will be at the main gate to direct you to the graveside.
The family of Lowell Dougherty would like to thank all the employees of the Brian Center, especially Levada Clasby, for the love, care and concern shown to Mr. Dougherty and his family during his stay there.
The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Lowell W. Dougherty.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marie (Lawson) Dougherty

GATE CITY, Va. — Marie "Mamaw" Dougherty, 83, of Gate City, Va., passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011), at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born June 18, 1928, in Fort Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Dougherty was a homemaker who loved her children and grandchildren and held a passion for playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lawson and Ava Jane Dockery Lawson; husband, Charles Smith "Chi" Dougherty Sr.; son, Glen Dougherty; infant son, Scotty Dougherty; grandson, Justin Michael Begley; brothers and sisters, J.P. Lawson, John "Jip" Lawson, Andy Lawson, Virginia Addington, Loretta Compton, Mae Moore; half-sisters, Annie Dockery and Martha Dockery.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Collins and husband, Robert, Faye Cleek and husband, Tim, Jane Bishop and husband, Dave, Linda Hammonds and husband, Bill; adopted daughter and caregiver, Judy Poole; sons, Lowell Lawson, Charles "J.R." Dougherty Jr. and wife, Gail, Jimmy Dougherty, Gary Dougherty and wife, Donna, Timmy "BoBo" Dougherty and Scotty Dougherty; 47 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Mrs. Dougherty’s daughter, Jane Bishop, 3624 Snowflake Road, Gate City, Va.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dewey Shaffer and Brother Michael Mellons officiating.

Music will be provided by Eddie Roberts and George Lane.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Addington Frame Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Mrs. Dougherty’s "Special Little Nurse", Mackenzie Tate.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Marion Ewing "Buddy" Dougherty Jr.

KINGSPORT - Marion Ewing "Buddy" Dougherty Jr., 61, 2009 Pinebrook Drive, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23, 1999), surrounded by family and friends, at his family homeplace in the Nottingham community of Scott County on the North Fork of the Holston River, after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Born Jan. 20, 1938 in Scott County, Va., he was the only son of the late Marion E. and Hannah Lee Meade Dougherty Sr. Raised in the Nottingham Methodist Church, he was a member of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport. Buddy grew up close to Hiltons, Va., and attended East Tennessee State University. He served in the military in the 502nd MP Company, 2nd Armored Division. He retired from Eastman Technical Services Laboratories after 29 years of service and farmed his family farm until his illness.

He loved children and young people and coached for many years at the Kingsport Boys Club. He was a charter member and coach in the Kingsport Youth Soccer Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen June Dougherty .

Surviving are his loving wife and best friend, Deborah Chilcote Dougherty , Kingsport; his loving son, M.E. Buck Dougherty III, August, Ga.; two sisters, Shirley Ferguson Pearson, Nickelsville, Va., and Nancy Godsey, Gate City, Va.; father and mother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Chilcote, Seymour, Tenn.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Bernadette Chilcote, Charleston, S.C.; nephews, Jerry, Donnie and Ronnie Godsey, Kingsport, Hugh Godsey, Gate City, Va., Harold Godsey, Johnson City, and Larry Godsey, Surgoinsville; nieces, Diana Meredith, Kingsport, Linda McCarley, Vancouver, Wash., Lisa Sanders and Ramona Russell, both of Gate City, Va., Deborah Chilcote Crawford, Knoxville, Tenn., Emma and Hannah Chilcote, both of Charleston, S.C.; his special friend, Mescal Baker, Gate City, Va.; several aunts and cousins and a host of friends.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, son-in-law, nephew, cousin and friend.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Neal, the Rev. Thomas F. Chilcote and the Rev. Steve Playl officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 at Holston View Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. After the graveside services there will be a service of celebration conducted at 11:30 a.m. at the First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Godsey, Hugh Godsey, Harold Godsey, Larry Godsey, Donnie Godsey and Ronnie Godsey. Honorary pallbearers will be Mescal Baker, Oran Bird Blackburn, David Wyatt, Dan Buck, Larry Suggs, Barnes Louthan, Tom Zollman, Wayne Chilcote, Robert Quillen, Larry Branscome and Tom Smawley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Endowment Fund in memory of Buddy Dougherty at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport, 213 Lee St., Kingsport, TN 37660, or to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred (Steffey) Dougherty

KINGSPORT - Mildred Dougherty passed away Saturday (Feb. 24, 2007) after an extended illness with her family by her side.

Born in Dante, Va., Mildred lived the majority of her life in Kingsport. In her earlier years, she worked with her late husband at Dougherty's Radio and TV, and then later was a homemaker. She was a member of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold T. Dougherty; her parents, G.L. and Mary Steffey; her infant son, Robert H. Dougherty; sister, Shirley Lane; and brother, Stanton Steffey.

She is survived by her two daughters, Becky Laws and husband, Gary of Johnson City, and Kay Crump of Nashville; her grandchildren, Joe Yates, Rhonda Brown, Leslea Colquitt, and Mary Wilhelm; great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Joe, and Holden Yates, Savannah and Alexis Colquitt. She is also survived by two sisters, Hattie Leach and husband, Joe, Jean Bright and husband, Alvie; two brothers, Bob Steffey and wife, Virginia, Vernon "Rat" Steffey and wife, Winonna "Winnie"; sister-in-law Jenni Steffey; and several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you is extended to niece, Pam Gentry; special friend, Paula McMillan; and caregivers of Wellmont Hospice who provided loving care and support during Mildred's illness.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Daniel S. Clark officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Joe Yates, Stan Steffey, David Leach, Mike Leach, John Gentry and Matthew Gentry.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested those wishing to remember Mildred, contribute to the Savannah Colquitt Medical Fund. Savannah is Mildred's great-granddaughter who is battling brain cancer. All contributions can be made at any branch of Bank of America to: Savannah Colquitt Medical Fund, Account # 003042733882.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all donors as the bank does not provide donor names. We offer our heartfelt gratitude.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Mildred Dougherty.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle (Malpas) Dougherty

HILTONS, Va. - Myrtle Malpas Dougherty, 90, Parker Estates Road, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning (Feb. 6, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Houston, Tex., she moved to Scott County, Va., at an early age. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Dougherty in 1964; two sons, Jerry Miller and Mark Dougherty; parents, John Malpas and Josie Brown Malpas; three stepsons, John Henry Dougherty, William O'Conner Dougherty and Charles Dougherty; five sisters and one brother.

Surviving are two daughters, Dolores Barrett and husband Bob, Kingsport, and Theresa Meade and husband Don, Nickelsville, Va.; two sons, Robert Dougherty and wife Estelita, Gate City, Va., and G.W. Dougherty and wife Mildred, Weber City, Va.; 18 grandchildren, 19 stepgrandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Billie Hooper, Houston, Tex.; several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to caregivers, Melinda Watson and Bernice Smith; also special neighbors, Louise Blankenbeckler and Judy Hensley; Dr. James Wolfe and the ICU Stepdown nurses.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may call anytime at the residence of her son, G.W. Dougherty, 120 Baltic Drive, Weber City.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Lane officiating.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral home is serving the Dougherty family.

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Nancy Algiameda (Chatman) Pippin Douglas

KINGSPORT — Nancy Algiameda Chatman, 68, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Feb. 2, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a member of the Eastern Star. She retired as a nurse after over 40 years of service and was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alloah Pipkin; and father, Gomer Carl Chatman.

Nancy is survived by her two daughters, Frankie Bowman and husband, Ronald Joe, Johnson City and Margaret Carns, Kings- port; mother, Margaret Sampson Chatman, Kingsport; granddaughter, Katherine Bowman, Johnson City; brother, Freddie Carl Chatman, Cana, Va.; and nephew, Kevin Chatman, Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Friday at Glenwood Baptist Church.

Funeral service will follow at the church with Pastor Charles Roberts officiating.

Music will be provided by Mary Barker.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

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

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Nancy Louise (Williams) Dougherty

GATE CITY , Va. - Mrs. Nancy Louise Williams Dougherty, 74, entered into rest Thursday ( April 3, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Dougherty was born in Rhoda , Va. on Oct. 15, 1928 , daughter of the late Harlan and Verla James Williams.

She was a 50-year member of the Gate City United Methodist Church , where she belonged to the Taylor Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Dougherty, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Debra Dougherty, Gate City, Va.; granddaughters, Lisa Dougherty and Sara Beth Dougherty; and special aunts, Ruth Stallard, Nickelsville, Va., and Velma Williams, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Pat Quillen will provide the music.

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

Wayne Hammonds, Tim Dougherty, Ronald Faust, John Stallard, Bill Stallard, Jim Stallard and Dan Waldo will serve as pallbearers.

Olinthus Quillen, Jim Thornton, Harry Fry, Jay Vermillion, Eddie Richmond, Bryan Hilbert, Harry Penley, Tom Hilton, Bill Draper, Dan Culbertson, Lawrence Baker, Stan Bateman, Johnny Miller and Bucky Clabaugh will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Nathan Arnett "Junior" Dougherty Jr.

WEBER CITY, Va. - Nathan Arnett Dougherty Jr., 69, 200 Church Street, Weber City, Va., died Thursday (Feb. 6, 1992) at the V.A. Hospital in Johnson City.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a veteran of World War II. He was retired from Mead Corp. with 32 years of service. He was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382, a member of Nickelsville Fidility Lodge No. 0173 AF and AM and a member of the United Steel Workers of America, Local No. 12943. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan A. and Orpha Harris Dougherty Sr. and one son, Michael Dougherty.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Fraley Dougherty; one daughter, Sherry Dougherty, Weber City, Va.; three sons, Winfred C. Dougherty, Kingsport, Brian G. Dougherty, Weber City, Va. and Kevin A. Dougherty, Crestview, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Clarice Gillenwater, Miss Evelyn Dougherty and Mrs. Joan Enix, all of Hiltons, Va.; and two brothers, Lowell Dougherty, Kingsport and Harold Dougherty, Kokomo, Ind.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

A mason services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday by the Nickelsville Fidility Lodge No. 1073.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Brent Bradley officiating.

Graveside services will be in the Fraley family cemetery with the Charles DeWitt Bryd VFW Post No. 3382 officiating.

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Orpha Edna (Harris) Dougherty

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Orpha Edna Dougherty, 63, died at her home, Nickelsville Route 2 at 10 a.m. Saturday [10/13/1959]. She was a lifetime resident of Scott County and a member of Addlngton Frame Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Nathan Dougherty; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Broadwater, Miss Evelyn Dougherty and Miss Joan Dougherty, all of Nickelsville, and Mrs. Clarice Gillenwater, Gate City; three sons, Lowell, Kingsport; Junior, Nickelsville, and Harold Dougherty, Gate City; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kilgore and Mrs. Lillian Culbertson, Nickelsville; and 10 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Addington Baptist Church. The Rev. John R. Gardner and the Rev. N. P. King will officiate.

Burial will be in the Harris family cemetery.

The body will be moved from the Scott County Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Broadwater at 5 p.m.

(Kingsport Times-News Sunday, October 14, 1959)

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Paul N. Dougherty

Paul N. Dougherty, 69, 4605 Mitilda Place , Kingsport , died Wednesday ( May 20, 1992 ) at Wexford House.

He was a native of Scott Coun­ty and lived in Weber City for several years.

He was a retired mechanic from Cox Oldsmobile and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Bessie Gil­lenwater Dougherty; one sister, Pearl Dougherty Hillman; one brother Ralph Dougherty.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Boardwater Dougherty; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Paulette) Meade, Atlanta , Ga ; one son, Tim Dougherty, Kingsport ; five grandchildren; one brother, Dar­rell Dougherty, Gate City , Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Parrott and the Rev. Bill Slagle officiating.

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

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Paul Reuben Dougherty

Freight Train Kills Mead Guard In Truck
Virginia Man Was On Way To Kingsport
Locomotive Drags Veteran's Truck About 61 Feet

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Gate City , Va. - (Spl.) Paul R. Dougherty, 31, Route 1, Gate City, Mead Corporation guard, was killed instantly when he was struck by a Southern Railway freight near Daniel Boone Yard about 1:35 p.m. Tuesday [ March 1, 1949 ], State Trooper C. G. Cunningham said.

Dougherty was believed crossing the tracks on a private crossing en route to his job at Kingsport . He was in a 1936-model Ford pickup truck and had been to the home of his father-in-law, W. M. Darnell, who lives within sight of the accident, near Lancaster Church , Cunningham said.

Dr. G. C. Honeycutt, Scott County coroner, pronounced Dougherty dead when he arrived at the scene. The body was removed to McConnell Funeral Home here.

-- Dragged 61 Feet --

Cunningham said the truck was dragged approximately 61 feet and was nearly demolished. Dougherty's body was hanging out of the truck, and he had suffered a crushed skull and a broken arm. The trooper said there was clear visibility of the track. The accident happened just off U. S. Routes 58 and 23.

Mead Corporation personnel said Dougherty had been with the firm almost a year. A former soldier, he served three years in the states and was a military policeman before his discharge. He was to have reported for work at Mead at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A son of N. W. Dougherty, of Midway, he is survived by his widow, the former Emma Sue Darnell and two sons, Roger 2, and Danny 4.

-- No Witnesses --

No eyewitnesses to the accident had been reported Tuesday night. Appalachian Division headquarters of the Southern Railway office in Bristol could not supply the name of the engineer, who was reported to have stopped the train and helped to remove Dougherty's body.

They said the railroad would probably start an investigation of the accident Wednesday or earlier, but Superintendent T. R. Goode could not be reached for comment. The coal-burner freight was reported traveling toward Appalachia .

Funeral arrangements will be given by McConnell's.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1949)

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Gate City . Va. --- (Spl.) Funeral for Paul R. Dougherty, 31, Mead Corporation guard who was killed Tuesday afternoon  [March 1, 1949] when his truck was hit by a freight engine near Daniel Boone Yard, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Marble Point Methodist Church, near his home.

The Rev. R. W. Dillon and the Rev. C. W. Breese, a former pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot at Holston View Cemetery .

Mr. Dougherty was a World II veteran, and members of Gate City Post 65. American Legion will serve as pallbearers and will be in charge of military rites at the grave.

(THE KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, March 3, 1949)

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Dona Myrtle (Darnell) Hursey Tilley Ross Dula

DURHAM, N.C. - Mrs. Myrtle Darnell Ross Dula, 72, 3011 Mt. Herman Road, died Tuesday ( Jan. 9, 2001 ) at Durham Regional Hospital .

Mrs. Dula was born in Scott County, Va., the daughter of the late Henry Trigg and Dora Lane Darnell. She was employed as a teacher�s aide with the Durham County Schools prior to her retirement.

Mrs. Dula attended the Church of God of Prophecy on Ed Cook Road .

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gaither Ross; and her second husband, Gerald Dula.

Surviving are four daughters, Mary Anne Ambrose, Salisbury, N.C., Marie Cooke, Raleigh, N.C., Viola Kinkead, Fort Blackmore, Va., and Donna Marshall, Columbia, Md.; a sister, Margaret Lampkins, Randleman, N.C.; two brothers, Charles Darnell, Gate City, Va., and Eritt Darnell, Fort Blackmore, Va.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Clements Funeral Home, Durham , N.C.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. A.J. Vaughn officiating.

Burial will follow in Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery .

Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy, 1727 Ed Cook Road , Durham , N.C. 27703 .

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Carl E. Duncan Sr.

FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. - Carl E. Duncan Sr., 73, died Tuesday ( Jan. 3, 2006 ) at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany .

Mr. Duncan was a native of Kingsport and retired in 1994 from the R.C./Canada Dry Company in Louisville, Ky. He was a disabled Army veteran of the Korean War, a life-member of VFW Floyd County Post #3281, Disabled American Veterans and the Fraternal Order of Police in Floyd County , Ind.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Faye Holcomb Duncan; sons, Carl E. Duncan Jr., New Albany, Ind., and Walter Duncan, Louisville, Ky.; daughter, Phyllis Duncan, Floyds Knobs, Ind.; five grandchildren, Mindy, Carl III , Christopher, Lisa and Brent; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Courtney and Allison; brothers, Irvin Duncan of Virginia and Leon Duncan, Kingsport; sister, Bobbie Lane, Kingsport.

Visitation will be after 8 a.m. today at Kraft Funeral Service, New Albany , Ind.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Kraft Springs St. Funeral Chapel.

Interment with military honors at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Floyds Knobs, Ind.

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Charles Jim Duncan

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Charles Jim Duncan, 83, Clinchport, Va., passed away Wednesday (Dec. 20, 2006), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Christiansburg, Va. on March 30, 1923 and was the son of the late Moscow Duncan, Sr. and Myrtle Carner Duncan. He retired from the City of Kingsport as a draftsman after 34 years of service and was a farmer. Mr. Duncan was of the Baptist faith.

He was a loving father and loved talking with people and discussing family history.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Moscow Duncan, Jr., Ray Duncan, and Aubrey Duncan.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Duncan, of the home; daughter, Kathy Pierson and husband, Dwight, Duffield, Va.; sons, David Ray Duncan and wife, JoAnn, Duffield, Va., Eddie Duncan, Gate City, Va.; sister, Betty Peck, Huntington, W.Va.; granddaughters, Amanda and MaKayla Duncan, Duffield, Va.; grandson, Dustin Pierson, Blacksburg, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel Friday at 8 p.m., with Rev. Gene Stallard officiating.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Carter Family Cemetery in the Rye Cove section. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or charity of one's choice.

Colonial Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Edna Marie (Freeman) Duncan

WEBER CITY, Va. - Edna Marie Duncan, 87, was born on Feb. 7, 1916 and went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 26, 2004) in the emergency room at Indian Path Hospital.

She had been a resident of Weber City , Va. , since the early 1940s. Most recently, due to declining health, she had stayed with her daughter in Kingsport before hospitalization required her to be placed in the Wexford House for the past week.

She and her late husband were part of the original founding members of Salley's Chapel Baptist Church in Weber City . In earlier years, she had served several terms as church secretary. She had been unable to attend for many years but loved to listen to preaching and singing on television and radio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Duncan; her son, Larry Edward Duncan; her parents, Thomas Jefferson Freeman and Laura Robinette Freeman; brothers, Kyle Freeman and Charles Freeman; sisters, Bonnie Bray and Mable Duncan; and nephews.

She is survived by her loving daughter and best friend, Diana Duncan Ellis; her wonderful son-in-law whom she dearly loved, Dr. Frank Ellis; and mamaw's special joy, her grandson, Elijah Ellis of Kingsport; her two older grandsons, Eric Duncan and David Duncan; her sister, Lucille Bellamy (Brookhaven Nursing Home); and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Salley's Chapel Baptist Church .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastor Charles Boone officiating.

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

The family wishes to send a special "thank you'' to neighbors, Opal and Don Arnold and Nettie and Ralph Allen for all they have done over the years. Appreciation is also sent to the many fine doctors and nurses who attended Mrs. Duncan, and to her new friend, Mrs. Ruby Almany.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

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Grace E. (Dean) Duncan

KINGSPORT - Grace Dean Duncan, formerly of 2136 Berry Street, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Monday (Dec. 18, 2000) at 7:55 p.m. in the loving presence of her children and grandchildren.

She was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother. She was loved and adored by all who knew her.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, she worked many jobs while raising her children on her own. She retired from North Electric.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Horton and Lula Ethel Jennings Dean; and a sister, Magdalene Malone.

Surviving are a daughter and loving son-in-law, Peggy and Alfred Jones, Kingsport; two sons and daughter-in-law, Billy and Valerie Duncan, Church Hill, and Richard Duncan, Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Billy Duncan Jr. and wife, JoAnn, Christina Vaughn and husband, Chris, Bryan Duncan and wife, Amy, Jamie Onks and husband, Jason, Chad Duncan, Mike Jones and wife, Michelle, Sherry Adams and husband, Jeff, Karen Jones and special friend, Ken Wilson; step-grandchild, Kendra Brooks; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, or anytime at the daughter�s home, 3017 Oakview Street.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker and Pastor Lester Morelock officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Ron Marshall, Bryan Duncan, Chad Duncan, Chris Vaughn, Mike Jones, Ken Wilson, Jason Onks and Devin Wood.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Adams and Bill Duncan Jr.

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Hiram Basil Duncan

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Hiram Basil Duncan, 84, Route 2, departed this life Sunday morning (Feb. 4, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. Mr. Duncan was a farmer and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram Duncan and Margaret Winegar Duncan; sisters, Stella Duncan, Mae Duncan, Pearl Duncan and Ruby Duncan; brothers, Jay Duncan, Howard Duncan, Ted Duncan, Lawrence Duncan, Ed Duncan and Bill Duncan.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence of a nephew, Darrell Duncan, 2412 Rivermont Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lonas Salling and the Rev. Ricky Wells officiating.

Music will be by the Gateway Quartet.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Duncan, Joel Duncan, Gene Duncan, Phillip Free, Note Gamble, Wayne Winegar, Junior Fuller, and Dr. Frank Ellis.

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Ida Sarada (Lynch) Duncan

CHURCH HILL - Ida Sarada Lynch Duncan , 90, 122 Magnolia Ave., went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening (April 14, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a long illness.

Mrs. Duncan was born in Scott County, Va. on April 1, 1909, a daughter of the late James and Marlah Falin Lynch. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. She resided in Hawkins County since 1977.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Duncan in 1967; two daughters, Shirley Head and Ruby Nell Herron; one son, Garnie Duncan ; one granddaughter, Pamela Head; two great-grandsons, Cody and Joshua Duncan ; four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Ernestine Duncan , Church Hill; two sons, James and Delmar E. ``Gene`' Duncan , both of Clinchport, Va.; three sisters, Annie Oliver, Piney Flats, Ethel Williams, Gate City, Va., and Madeline Maness, Blountville; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va., and also at the residence, 122 Magnolia Ave., Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley, the Rev. Lonas Salling and the Rev. R.L. McGee officiating. Music will be provided by The McGee Family.

Burial will be in the Powers Family Cemetery, Robinette Valley.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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James Harman Duncan

CLINCHPORT, Va. — James Harman Duncan, 67, entered into rest Sunday ( Nov. 18, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born May 19, 1940 in Scott County to the late Jay and Sarada Duncan.

Including his parents, one brother, Garnie Duncan; sisters, Ruby Nell Herron and Shirley Head preceded him in death.

Survivors include four daughters, Sheila Free and husband, Philip, Duffield, Va., Sherry Lane and Rodney Braun, Weber City, Va., Rhonda Hutchins and husband, Mark, Duffield, Va., Tammy Person and Tim Bowen, Gate City, Va., sons, Alvin Duncan, Clinchport, Va., Jay Duncan and wife, Teresa, Weber City, Va., Mike Duncan, Gate City, Va., Ricky Duncan, Gate City, Va.; mother of his children, Anna Ruth Duncan, Gate City, Va., sister, Ernestine Duncan, Church Hill; brother, Gene Duncan and wife, Reba, Clinchport, Va.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in January.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. , today at the Gate City Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of his daughter Sheila Free.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Elder Eckel Head officiating.

Music will be provided by Philip Free, Bill Tignor and Don Gillenwater.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Cemetery , Robinette Valley . The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Alley, Donovan Duncan, Josh Hutchins, Rodney Braun, Clyde Davis, Mark Hutchins and Philip Free.

Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas D. and Connie Hoff, Cecil Cox, Wayne Winegar and Ronald Lawson.

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

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Mable Clara (Freeman) Duncan

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mable Clara Freeman Duncan , 93, departed this life Friday ( Oct. 22, 1999 ) at her residence. She was a native of Scott County , Va. , and a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. , and a former Sunday school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ted R. Duncan ; a son, Charles Duncan ; parents, Thomas Jefferson and Laura Virginia Robinette Freeman; and a brother, Charles Freeman.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Onida Duncan , Weber City, Va.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Woodrow (Linda) Akers, Weber City, Va., and Mrs. Marlene Snodgrass, Gate City, Va.; a great-grandson, Charles Cavin Hale, Weber City, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Curtis (Bonnie) Bray, Weber City, Va., Mrs. Kemp (Lucille) Bellamy, Kingsport and Mrs. Ed (Marie) Duncan , Weber City, Va.; and a niece, Diann Ellis, Kingsport.

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

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

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Sebern Philps, Daryl Johnson, Woody Akers, Mike Snodgrass, Calvin Hale and Frank Ellis.

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Pearl Maude "Pearlie" Duncan

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Pearl (Pearlie) Maude Duncan, 80, Route 2, Robinette Valley, died early Tuesday (April 7, 1992) at her residence.

She was a native of Scott County and a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as the church clerk for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram Kelly and Margaret Ellen Winegar Duncan; five brothers, Ted, Jay, Howard, Ed and Bill Duncan; and three sisters, Mae, Stella, and Ruby Duncan.

Surviving are two brothers, Lawrence Duncan, Rogersville, and .Basil Duncan, Clinchport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Martin, the Rev. Lonas Salling, and the Rev. Frank McCurry officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in HoIston View Cemetery.

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Theodore Roosevelt “Ted” Duncan

WEBER CITY , Va. - Theodore Roosevelt (Ted) Duncan , 60,  died at 4 a.m. Friday [ 9/18/1964 ] at his home after a lingering illness. He was a minister and a lifelong resident of Scott County .

Survivors include the willow, Mable Freeman Duncan; one son, Charles of Lebanon, Va.; three sisters, Mae and Pearl Duncan of Clinchport and Ruby Duncan of Kingsport; six brothers, Jay and Basil of Clinchport; George and Bill of Gate City; Lawrence of Surgoinsville; and Howard of Roan Mountain and two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City , Va.

(from KINGSPORT TIMES / Friday, September 18, 1964 )

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Worley J. Duncan

Worley J. Duncan, 66, of 615 Gillespie St. , died at 8:15 a.m. Monday [ 3/25/1975 ] at Indian Path Hospital , following an illness of several weeks.

Born in Hawkins County , he had been a resident of Kingsport the past 52 years.

He was employed as a foreman of the machine shop at Holliston Mills for 40 years before retiring in 1973.

A member of First Christian Church, he is survived by his wife, Lillian Walker Duncan of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Bobbie) Helen Lane of Kingsport; three sons, Sergeant Major Irwin H. Duncan, stationed at Fort Monmouth, N. J., James Leon Duncan of Kingsport, Carl E. Duncan of N. Albany, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Florence Arnold of Kingsport, Mrs. Martha (Pet) Clark of Fredericks, Va., Mrs. Elizabeth (Liz) Calton of Church Hill; three brothers, Wenton Duncan of Ky., Charlie Duncan of Kingsport, Earl Duncan of Key West, Fla., and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, March 25, 1975)

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Funeral services for Worley J. Duncan will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Rev. Max E. Smith and Rev. David Wheeler officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery .  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, March 25, 1975)

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Mary Lee (Owens) Dunn

KINGSPORT - Mary Lee Dunn, 78, of Kingsport, went to her heavenly home Thursday (Oct. 6, 2005) with her family by her side.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister and will be greatly missed by all.

She was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church.

Her parents, Charlie and Lula Owens; daughter, Sherry Dunn Evans; one infant son; one brother; two infant sisters; and an infant granddaughter, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Paul Dunn, Kingsport; daughter, Judith Franklin and husband Larry, Kingsport; two granddaughters, Holly and husband, Mark Ralph, Kingsport, and Heather and husband, Wesley Jennings, Church Hill; grandson, Justin and wife, Toby Franklin, Kingsport; three great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Mooney, Isaac Jennings, and Sophia Franklin; seven sisters, Kate Lane, Weber City, Va., Clyde Gillenwater, Midway, Va., Irene Dingus, Rye Cove, Va., Nina Cox, Clinchport, Va., Juanita Bledsoe, Rye Cove, Va., Blanche Gillenwater, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Ruby Hass, Scott County, Va.; one brother, Paul Owens, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and any time at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Herbie Powers and Rev. Todd Jennings officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bob Russell, Randy Gillenwater, Greg Gillenwater, Larry Lane, Wes Owens, and Donnie Gillenwater.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Ralph and Wesley Jennings.

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Beulah (Ketron) Smallwood Duszak

PENNSVILLE, N.J. — Beulah Ketron Duszak, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 26, 2008) following an extended illness.

She was born on April 18, 1936 in Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Ira Ketron and Lola Cox. Beulah retired from Anchor Glass in 1991 after 33 years of service. She then became a certified nurses aide and worked for Southgate Transitional Living in Carneys Point NI until 1994.

She love spending time with her family, including going "down home" to Tennessee to see her siblings. Beulah also enjoyed spending time with friends, playing Bingo, yard sales, cooking, visiting Atlantic City and doing word puzzles.

Beulah is survived by her husband of 35 years, Edward Duszak; a daughter, Vanessa Lockwood and son-in-law, Richard Lockwood of Pennsville and son Michael Smallwood of Johnson City. She is also survived by her grandchildren Monica Hassler and husband, Anthony of Quinton, N.J., Lon Lockwood and wife, Laura of Pennsville, N.J., and Stephanie Smallwood of Kingsport; one sister, Mary Ann Cookenour and husband, Brad of Church Hill. She has three very special great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kaitlyn Hassler of Quinton, N.J. and Taylor Slawski of Pennsville, N.J. along with 11 nieces and nephews she loved so much. Brothers, Marvin and Orbin Ketron and grandson, Joshua Smallwood predeceased Beulah.

Services will be held on Wednesday at Ashcraft Funeral Home, Rt. 49, Pennsville, N.J.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon funeral service immediately following with burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Woodstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Hendricks House Alcohol & Drug Recovery Facility, 542 N.W. Blvd., Vineland N.J. 08360.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil L. Dykes

LAVONIA, Ga. - Cecil L. Dykes, 70, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (May 14, 2002).

Mr. Dykes was born in Scott County, Va., (Mabe) and moved to Kingsport at an early age. He had made his home in Georgia for the past several years. He was owner and operator of C and L Market on 11-W at Mount Carmel for several years.

He was of the Baptist faith and attended Higher Ground Baptist Church when visiting the area.

He was a loving husband and father and a friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. Dykes and Etta Bryant Dykes.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Goins Dykes, of the home; stepdaughter, Marie Dunn and husband Donnie of Mount Carmel; son, C.L. Dykes Jr., of Carnesville, Ga.; stepson, Jerry Dale Herron and wife Cindy of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marinda Clymer of Paducah, Ky.; and a special niece, Judy.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the home of Marie and Donnie Dunn, 215 Willow St., Mount Carmel (City Park).

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Pastor Darren Squires officiating. Great-grandchildren will be singing.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery with stepgrandson Michael Herron speaking.

Pallbearers will be Todd Dunn, Mark Dunn, Mark Hayes, Keith Davenport, David Shields and Bill Flanary.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Alley, Gary Houseright, Rufus Holsclaw, Joey Herron and Jeremy Herron.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Etta Mae (Bryant) Dykes

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Etta Mae Bryant Dykes, 90, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday afternoon (Feb. 13, 1998) at Lourden Hospital.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was formerly of Kingsport before moving to Paducah to live with her daughter and granddaughter.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Willie Dykes.

Surviving are a daughter, Marinda R. (Zet) Claymer, Paducah, Ky.; a son, Cecil Dykes, Atlanta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Judy C. Fleming; and a grandson, C.L. Dykes.

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Sturgill and the Rev. A.J. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by the Morelock Family.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kermit Dykes

(See Templeton obituaries for the connection of his wife Patricia to Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT - Kermit Dykes, 46, of Beech Creek, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, (July 10, 2007), following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Kingsport and lived his entire life in the Beech Creek community. Kermit enjoyed racing cars, raising horses, and farming. He was a loving husband, father, and brother, and will be missed by those who loved him.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Bud Dykes and Betty Jo Dykes; a sister, Geneva Dykes; his first wife, Debbie Benton Dykes; and a brother-in-law, Scotty Light.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Dykes; two daughters, Christy Dykes and fiancé, Lorne Loucel, and Brittany Dykes; a stepson, Dustin Crouch and fiancée, Hollie Fletcher; four sisters, Reba Light and husband, Junior, Ruby Bernard and husband, Dallas, Juanita Dykes Light and Sherry Dykes; one brother, Stanley Dykes; several nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Teddy Webb and Pastor Pete Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lorne Loucel, J.R. Light, Greg Brewer, Joey Brewer, and Dustin Crouch.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Wellmont Hospice nurses, especially Misty Puckett.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Kermit Dykes.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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