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Frankie (Ball) Taylor Eads

CHURCH HILL — Frankie Ball Taylor Eads, 71, formerly of the Midway community, Gate City, Va., entered into rest May 26, 2009, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on May 17, 1938, to the late Guy Ball and Myrtle McConnell Ball.

Frankie found joy in being a wife, mother, and grandmother who always had a smile on her face and was at peace while working in her flowers.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Freddie "Bud" Taylor, 1993; two sisters, Hazel McConnell and Carol Summey; brothers, Willard "Sonny" Gilbert Ball, Delmar O. "Bud" Ball and Doyle "Jingo" Ball.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby L. Eads, Church Hill; daughter, Deborah Taylor, Johnson City; two sons, Greg Taylor and wife, Jan, Gate City, Va., and David Taylor and wife, Mary, Church Hill; stepdaughter, Sandy Frazier and husband, Steve, Kingsport; stepson, Ricky Eads and wife, Tammy, Kingsport; two sisters, Helen "Gebbie" Nuckles, Indianapolis, Ind., and Shirley McClellan, Kingsport; brother, Allen "Poss" Ball, Church Hill; grandchildren, Chasity Taylor, Jamie Taylor, Austin Taylor and Morgan Taylor; step-grandchildren, Emalie Eads, Ethan Joyner, Stevana Frazier and Cody Eads; great-granddaughter, Audrianna Graham; special nephew, Troy McConnell and special niece, Sue Moore; along with several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

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

Music will be provided by Pine Grove Trio.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Craft Cemetery, Alley Valley community of Scott County. 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.

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

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Frances (McConnell) Eads

GRAY - Mary Frances (McConnell) Eads, 73, went to be with the Lord at 3:25 a.m. Sunday at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born May 6, 1932 in Scott County, Va., she was a devoted housewife and mother and a very active member of Rock Heritage Baptist Church in Colonial Heights.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Nylas McConnell Mann; her grandparents, George D. and Ruby V. McConnell.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Joe Eads of the home; daughter, Teresa Jan Eads of the home; two sons, Michael Eads and wife Donna of Kingsport, Rick Eads and wife Angel of Chuckey; five grandchildren, Dustin Eads, Ashley Eads, Joey Shipley, Kayla Middleton and Daniel Middleton; one great-granddaughter, Chloe Eads; several other family and a host of friends also survive.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. Rev. Garry Eads will officiate.

Graveside committal services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. It is requested that those wishing to attend these services meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Sam Penley, Don Coffman, Marty McMurray, Denver Ford, Jack Tate and Rural Chandler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Lilley, John Ramsey, Paul McMurray, Bill Henard, Clinton Robinette, Jimmy Shipley, Carl Johnson, Mickey Scott and the deacons from Rock Heritage Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary Frances' memory to the building fund at Rock Heritage Baptist Church, 4800 Ft. Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ellis Early

STICKLEYVILLE, Va. — Ellis (Poppy) Early, age 82, passed away Wednesday morning (May 13, 2009) at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Stickleyville, the son of the late Homer and Osceola Young Early. He worked for a local gas company for several years and retired from the Lee County Garment Company. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during WWII. He was avid farmer and loved Gospel music.

Survivors include, his wife of 61 years, June Early of the home; one daughter, Hope Durham and husband, Kevin of Raleigh, N.C.; three sons, Glenn Early and wife, Diane, Danny Early and wife, Connie both of Stickleyville, Va. Mark Early and wife, Rhonda of Roanoke, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, David, (Hillary), Adam (Britni), Jonathan (Crystal), Danielle, Mason and Zachary Early, and Jesse, Jori, and Johannah Durham; four great grandchildren, Jaidon, Blair, Madison, and Konner Early; three nieces, and one nephew; a host of other family members and friends.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with Rev. Paul Davis, Jr. and Rev. Dave Coryell officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Legg Cemetery in Pattonsville, Va.

Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Wesley East

KINGSPORT - John Wesley East, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2005).

Mr. East was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Conrad and Myrtle East; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Frances) McConnell and Mrs. Coy (Theda Jo) Bishop.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Quillen East of the home; two sons, John Douglas East of Miami Beach, Fla., and Jeffrey Dwayne East of the home; one grandchild, Heather Danielle East of Kingsport; one daughter-in-law, Johnnie Hennessee of Kingsport; six sisters, Jean Redwine and husband, Rex of Nicklesville, Va., Gladys Hardee and husband, Lenwood of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Jeanette Householder and husband, Dave of Kokomo, Ind., Barbara Hargrove of Kokomo, Ind., Glenda Gail East of Glendale, Calif., and Nancy Darlene Chambers and husband, Dean of Elizabethton; one brother, James Dennis East of Kokomo, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the McConnel Family.

Military graveside services will be conducted on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Oak Hill Memorial Park with Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 performing the honors. Everyone planning to attend the graveside service is asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles W. Easterling

COEBURN - Charles W. Easterling, 83, died Thursday afternoon [12/30/1971] at his home in Suffolk, Va. He had been a lifelong resident of Coeburn before moving to Suffolk three years ago to live near his daughter.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nora Addington Easterling; daughter, Mrs. Faye Lee of Suffolk, and granddaughter.

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

(Charles and Nora (Addington) Easterling were born in Scott Co. Records show that Charles was a son of Sarah Lunana Easterling Addington and grandson of Peter and Martha (Kilgore) Easterling. He was in the 1900 Scott Co census, Johnson District.)

Kingsport News, Saturday, Jan. 1, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Debbie Lynn (___) Moore Easterling

KINGSPORT - Debbie Lynn Easterling, 47, of Independence Drive, departed this life Sunday morning ( Aug. 12, 2001 ) at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City .

She was a native of McDowell , Ky. , and was a receptionist for George Lee Agency with Nationwide Insurance.

She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City and was a member of the church auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, James H. Lambert.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny R. Easterling, Kingsport; daughter, Mrs. Travis (Alicia) Adams, Kingsport; son, Michael David Moore and wife, Jennifer, Kingsport; grandsons, Austin Adams and Tyler Moore; mother, Norma Lambert, Kingsport; stepdaughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Lisa) Davis, Weber City, Va., and Mrs. Larry (Loretta) Altizer, Kingsport; stepson, Greg Easterling and wife, Deneen, Church Hill; stepbrother, Dennis Lambert and wife, Colleen, Buford, Ga.; mother-in-law, Phyllis Easterling, Kingsport; stepgrandchildren, Kesha Davis, Melissa Branham, Shenoa Altizer, Josh Hicks, and Allainah Easterling.

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. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Winkle officiating.

Music will be by Tony Peters, Larry and Jane Winkle, and Wendy Aistrop.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery , Blountville.

Pallbearers will be Steve Lambert, Paul Lambert, Chester Stallard, Fred Easterling, Andrew Easterling and Randy Lambert.

Honorary pallbearer will be Eddie Lambert.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Della M. (Corder) Easterling

KINGSPORT — Della Corder Easterling, 53, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday (June 16, 2009) at her home.

Della was born in Norton, Va., graduating from Twin Springs High School and had lived in Kingsport since 1983. She was a homemaker. Della attended Higher Ground Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Martha Sluss Corder.

She is survived by her husband, James Easterling of the home; one son, Jason Easterling and wife, Heather of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Kaiden and Lukas Easterling of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. David (Carol) Goad of Kingsport and Mrs. Bobby (Faye) Trivett of Nickelsville, Va.; one brother, Albert and Judy Corder of Dungannon, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Newman (Donna) Lee of Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Linda Easterling of Limestone; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Higher Ground Baptist Church, Kingsport. Family and friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at the church with Pastor Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Shannon Salyer officiating.

Music will be provided by the Higher Ground Church Choir.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth O. Easterling

Kenneth O. Easterling, 87, of Barberton Ohio went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Hospice Care Center in Copley.

Kenny was born in Scott County, Virginia on October 19, 1924 to David and Lula Easterling.

He was a WW II Veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. Kenny loved to golf especially with his grandsons and attended Norton Baptist Church. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and always enjoyed spending time with his family.

“To know Kenny was to love him.”

Kenny was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Sue Bassett; eight brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Lou; son-in-law, Bruce Bassett; daughter, Patricia (Larry) Cooper; grandchildren, Bruce (Shelli) Bassett, Jr., Russell (Kimberlee) Bassett, Jodi (Timothy W.) Wagner, Brian (Barbie) Jaggers, Kim (Bobby) Bartoe, Kevin (Vicky) Cooper and Keith (Barb) Cooper; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to VNS Hospice for all their love and care for Kenny and our family.

Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home,Map to Bacher Funeral Home 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m., with funeral services held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dwight Strickland officiating.

Family only interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333 in memory of Kenny.

Bacher Funeral Home, Norton, Ohio, obituaries at www.bacherfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lula E. (Addington) Easterling

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Lula Addington Easterling, 83, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday [5/11/1964] in Akron, Ohio, after a long illness.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ezra Culbertson of Coeburn. Va., and Mrs. Glenn Gillenwater and Mrs. Faye Vicars, both of Akron; five sons, I. L. Easterling of Weber City. E. H. Easterling of Kingsport, Virgil Easterling of Gate City, and Kenneth and Caskell Easterling, both of Akron; one brother, Lloyd Addington of Nickelsville; 31grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren.

The body will arrive from Akron Wednesday morning and the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City will be in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, May 12, 1964)

Kingsport Times

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Bell (Harris) Kilgore Easterling

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Mary Bell Easterling, 90, of Nickelsville, Va., July 16, 2009, has gone home to be with the Lord.

Born in Scott County , Va. on March 7, 1919 , she was the daughter of the late Melvin Lonnie Harris and Nannie M. Addington Harris.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Curtis David Easterling; sons, Jimmy Kilgore and Carl David Easterling; son-in-law, Herman Dotson; and granddaughter, Dinah Ray Taylor.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Syble Ann Dotson, Jerry Faye Taylor and husband, Charlie and Carol Lee Taylor and husband, Noah (Saucer) Taylor, Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Dale Easterling and wife, Joan and David McNeal Easterling and wife, Debra; grandchildren, Michael Taylor and wife, Angie, Elizabeth Page and husband, Harold, Ricky Taylor and wife, December, Patricia Taylor, Noah Taylor, III and wife, Elizabeth, Russell Taylor, Lisa McCracken and husband, Mark, Kristie Pippin and husband, Harrison, Jessica Howell and husband, Richard, Pennie Easterling and fiancé, Randy Jarrett; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Howard Taylor officiating.

Janice Herron and Faye Porter will provide the music.

Burial will follow the services at the Francisco Cemetery in the Big Moccasin community of Scott County , Va.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert L. Easterling

WEBER CITY, Va. — Robert L. Easterling, 94, of Weber City, Va., died early Friday morning (May 22, 2009) at his residence.

He had spent the majority of his life in Weber City. Robert retired from Daugherty Brothers Chevrolet.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years in April, Bernice Charlene Easterling; his parents, James Easterling, Sr. and Sally Newman Easterling; his brothers, Fred Easterling and James Easterling.

Robert Easterling is survived by his daughters, Phyllis Jennings and Stephen Barnes (Kingsport), Sallie Cookenour and her husband, Paul (Knoxville, Tenn.); five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great- granddaughter; sisters, Hester Adams, of Lebanon, Va., and Christina Easterling of Norton, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews. A special thank-you goes out to Misty Venett and the entire staff of Wellmont Hospice.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Holston View Cemetery with William Hayes, Wayne Jennings, Bobby Tarver, Sr., Robert Tarver, Jr., Billy Hayes and Terry Black serving as pallbearers.

James Cody Tarver, James Jennings and Thomas Black will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 3720.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Mae Easterling

Funeral services for Miss Mae Easterling, 23, who died at 3:30 a.m., Thursday [4/19/1951] at the Holston Valley Community Hospital, will be held Saturday at 2 p m., at the Belvue Christian Church with the Rev. S. K. Widner and the Rev. B. M. Ketchersid officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery.

Miss Easterling was born and spent her early years near Duncannon, Va., but had lived in Kingsport at 2017 Bristol Highway since 1942.

She had been employed in the yarn department at Tennessee Eastman Company for the past four years. She was a member of the Highland Park Methodist Church.

The body will be removed from the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home to the residence at 11 a.m. Friday.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Dora Easterling Anderson, step-father, Lloyd B. Anderson, a sister, Mrs. Opal Pardue, a step-sister, Miss Jean Anderson, a niece, Brenda Calloway and a nephew, Jimmie Joe Pruitt.

Kingsport News, Friday, April 20, 1951

Submitted by Don Lane

Wyoma Emogene (Ketron) Eaton

Wyoma Emogene Ketron Eaton, 83, of Kingsport, was born on August 9, 1927 to the late Willie and Nida Leonard Ketron passed away at 1:45 am on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

A kind loving wife, mother, and grandmother who truly believed with God all things are possible. She was born in East Carters Valley, but spent the last 50 years in Kingsport. She was a member of Hermon United Methodist Church, which she attended until she became physically unable.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Martin Eaton, whom she loved dearly; two brothers, Jack Ketron and Thurl Ketron.

Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Judy Eaton Colley and husband, Richard; grandson, Justin Colley; granddaughter, Caitlin Colley, all of Kingsport; sister and brother in law, Herlene Jennings and husband, Robert of Gate City, VA; sisters in law, Suella Ketron, of Atlanta, GA, Janice Ketron McNutt and Dolly Eaton both of Kingsport, Nell Eaton of Church Hill; aunt, Caldonia Quillen of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 pm on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 4, 2011 at Hermon United Methodist Church, East Carters Valley with Rev. Joe Barber and Rev. Jackie Cook, officiating. Mrs. Eaton will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the Hermon Cemetery, Gate City, VA. Pallbearers will be grandson, Justin Colley and nephews.

The family especially wants to thank Donna Gentry, her caregiver the last three years; the staff at Wexford House who fully embraced her during her short stay and the excellent doctors and nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Special thanks to all who came by with support, food, and love in their hearts for our Mom.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hermon Cemetery Fund c/o Charlotte Hartgrove, Secretary, 305 Hedge Drive, Kingsport. TN 37660

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Irene (Crary) Ecker

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Irene C. Ecker, 81, entered into rest Saturday ( May 12, 2001 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Ecker was born May 11, 1920, in Dallas County, Ark. She was the daughter of the late Frank H. and Mary Murphye Brewster Crary.

She was a homemaker, and was of the Southern Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Rhoton.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Ecker, Nickelsville; two sons and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Jeanette Ecker, Nickelsville, and Glenn Ecker, Ft. Worth, Tex.; grandchildren, Karianne Counts and Craig Ecker; three great-grandchildren, Casey, Austin and Dalton Ecker.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Eckel Head officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Addington-Frame Cemetery .

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer “Moe” Edens

DUFFIELD, Va. — Elmer (Moe) Edens, 59, Duffield, Va., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday (May 31, 2011) at his residence.

Moe was born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 28, 1951, the son of Visey Collins Edens and the late Rufus Tucker Edens.

Surviving are his mother, Visey Collins Edens, Duffield, Va.; son, Timothy (Gomer) Stewart, Duffield, Va.; special friend, Mae Taylor, Duffield, Va.; sisters, Vicky Edens, Duffield, Va. and LulaBelle Underwoods and husband, Jerry, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Wayne Edens, Lester Edens, Kenneth Edens and Phil Edens and wife, Crystal, all of Duffield, Va.; friends, Jimmy Berry, Gary Taylor, Justin Berry and Kasey Berry; aunts, Betty Gilliam and Nancy Hall; uncles, Sherman Collins, Clyde Collins and wife, Mary and Bobby Collins; one very special buddy, Randy Elliott; along with several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

At Moe’s request, he will be cremated and there will be a celebration of life with his family and friends from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday by the creek at Berrytown with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley.

Moe was a dear friend to a lot. He will be greatly missed. Life is so short, live and love while you can because we are not promised tomorrow.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Elmer (Moe) Edens .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Nadine (Bishop) Minton Edens

KINGSPORT - Lois Nadine (Minton) Edens, 67, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Kingsport where she had lived all her life.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Fonzie and Grace McGee Bishop; a sister, Dora Maxine Wallen; her first husband, Bert N. Minton; her second husband, Olen C. Edens; and her son, Frank Minton.

She is survived by her four sons, Nelson Minton of Kingsport, Robert Minton of Kingsport, Steve Minton and wife Derenda of Briggs, Tex., Tommy Minton of Kingsport; her two granddaughters, Samantha Minton and Jennifer Anita Conklin; a great-grandson, Isaac Minton; three sisters, Pauline Holmes of Marblehead, Ohio, Willivine Wallen and Madeline Lundy, both of Church Hill; special friend, Geneva Pickering along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Cemetery, Church Hill.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Peggy Anne Lane Edens

From Dayton Daily News, 3/12/2003.

[Only obituary available. Peggy was a daughter of Herald Lane Sr. b. in Scott Co, VA. Peggy is my first cousin)]

EDENS, Peggy A., 75, of Butler Twp., Sunday in Naples, Fla. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. (Morton & Whetstone, Vandalia)

Submitted by Don Lane

William George Edens, Sr.

Published in the Dayton Daily News on 9/25/2004. 
George was the husband of Peggy Anne Lane whose father was Herald Lane Sr. b. in Scott Co, VA.

EDENS, William G. Sr. age 80 of Butler Twp. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 23, 2004 at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born November 16, 1923 in Exeter, VA, son of the late Elbert Sr. and Beulah (McClellan) Edens. He was a retired Engineer with Frigidaire Div. of GM and was a proud Air Force and Army veteran of World War II . William was a member of the Celina Moose Lodge and a member of the VFW, American Legion and Amvets. Preceded in death by his wife, Peggy A. Edens in 2003, and 2 brothers, Elbert Edens Jr. and Joseph Edens, William is survived by 1 daughter, Teresa Pacura of Dayton; 1 son, William G. Jr. & wife, Lola Edens of Toledo; 4 grandchildren, Brad William Edens, Elizabeth, Naomi and Matthew Pacura; 1 sister, Wanda Leidig; 2 brothers-in-law, Harold Lane and Dr. Anthony Munoz; 2 sisters-in-law, Nancy & husband, John Clay and Dorothy Edens, and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia on Sunday, September 26 from 2 to 4 pm. Private graveside funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Submitted by Don Lane

William Edmonds

Gate City, Va. - Word has been received by relatives that William Edmonds, 76, died at 11 a. m. Monday [1/24/1944] in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, after an illness since early December. Edmonds, a native of Scott County, was active in religious and social affairs of the county. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He was connected with the McConnell Funeral Home.

He is survived by two brothers, Dr. James P. Edmonds, Middlesboro, Ky., and Hugh Edmonds, Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Kane, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Belle Jackson, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at the Walnut Street Methodist Church here Thursday with the Rev. Charles J. Hawkins, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Estil Cemetery

Kingsport News, Thursday, Jan. 27, 1944

Submitted by Don Lane

Arthur Ray "Ott" Edwards

GRAY - Arthur Ray "Ott" Edwards , 59, died Thursday (June 18, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Shelbyville, Tenn., he had resided in Gray since 1985. Mr. Edwards was owner and operator of Appalachian Amusement and had served in the National Guard for several years. He was a member of the Rock Heritage Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, James G. Edwards ; and a daughter, Sally Rachel Edwards .

Surviving are his wife, Betty Roberts Edwards , of the home; a daughter, Dr. Melissa M. Edwards , Greensboro, N.C.; three step-daughters, Terry Seal, Gray, Kimberly Hodge, Johnson City, and Christa Feathers, Jonesborough; a son, Timothy J. Edwards , Nashville; a step-son, Martin A. Million, Piney Flats; 11 grandchildren, Amber Crowe, Taylor Crowe, Austin Seal, Kaitlyn Edwards , Kathryn Edwards , Whitney Hodge, Aaron Hodge, Jessi Feathers, Chase Feathers, Cassie Million and Courtney Million; his mother, Mrs. Virginia Edwards , Shelbyville, Tenn.; and three brothers, James Edwards , Taylor, Mich., Sam Edwards , Huddleston, Va., and Grady Edwards , Southside, Ala.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Rock Heritage Baptist Church with Pastor Garry Eads officiating.

Burial will be at Snyder's Memorial Gardens, Gray. Pallbearers will be Ruble Sanderson, Russell Robbins, Rich Nichols, Stuart Jennings, Ricky Hill and the Men's Bible Class of Rock Heritage Baptist Church.

At ""Ott's"" request, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Rock Heritage Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5305, Kingsport, TN 37663.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil C. Edwards

GATE CITY, Va. - Cecil C. Edwards, 92, Route 4, Gate City (Hiltons), went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Jan. 8, 2004) at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Edwards was born in Dickenson County, Va., and lived in this area since 1951. After college he taught school in Dickenson County. He also worked in the mines for 17 years. Mr. Edwards came to this area to work at Holston Defense and retired from there in 1976.

He was a charter member and deacon of Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church (Abingdon, Va.). He was a charter member of Hiltons Ruritan Club for several years. He loved to garden and he also loved fishing and hunting.

Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Rasnick Edwards (June 2003) having been married for over 68 years; an infant son; his parents, Patton Edwards and Mollie Grizzel Edwards; and four sisters, Sallie Grizzel, Vivian Smith, Sena Smith and Emma Smith.

Surviving are his sons, Gerald Edwards and wife Sharon, Hiltons, Va., Kenneth Edwards and wife Barbara Ann, Gate City and Gary Edwards and wife Doris, Church Hill; grandsons, Ronald Edwards and wife Lisa, Randy Edwards and wife Angie, Shannon Edwards, Ryan Edwards and wife Miranda; granddaughter, Kendra Edwards; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma Bowman and husband Raymond, Gate City; one brother, Gordon Edwards and wife Elsie, Blue Ridge, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home with a song service at 3 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Abingdon, Va. with Elder Joel Turner and Elder Hoey Lester officiating.

Mr. Edwards will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Graveside services will follow in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Edwards, Ryan Edwards, Randy Edwards, Shannon Edwards, Gene Shoemaker, Roger Grizzel, Bob Rasnick and Wayne Counts.

Honorary pallbearers will be the great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church, c/o Jeral Sutherland, 24158 Crimson Drive, Bristol, Va. 24202.

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

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Elbert E. Edwards

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - ­Elbert E. Edwards, 82, died Thursday (April 7, 1994) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.

He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Sallie Edwards and his wife, Daisy M. Cox Edwards in 1990.

Surviving are three sons, Rob­ert E. Edwards, Jonesville, Va., Ronald L. Edwards, Kingsport and George D. Edwards, Stras­burg, Va.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; four sis­ters, Doris J. Baker, Freda A. Edwards and Barbara Carmen Harris, all of Kingsport and Mar­garet Fern Dennis, Lexington, Ala.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Craig and the Rev. James Meade officiating.

Burial will be in the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va.

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Glenn J. Edwards

DUFFIELD, Va. — Glenn J. Edwards, 83, of Duffield died Friday evening at Erwin Health Care Center in Erwin, Tenn. of Alzheimer's disease.

Glenn formerly owned and operated Glenn Edwards Radio & Television Service in Norton. He sold his business in 1971 and moved to the Clinch River in Scott County where he raised cattle and burley tobacco and, for a brief time, operated a country store.

Born on Stoney Creek, near Fort Blackmore in Scott County, Glenn grew up in Dickenson County. He was the oldest of nine children of Floyd and Cara Sylvia O'Quinn Edwards.

He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s and was stationed in Clintwood; and he served with the Navy's submarine service briefly during World War II.

Glenn learned to fight forest and brush fires while in the CCC and put that skill to work as a local warden for the Virginia Department of Forestry. In Norton, he was a member of the volunteer fire department for roughly a decade.

During the early 1940s, Glenn worked briefly for the Ritter Lumber Co. in Dickenson County and in a Buchanan County coal mine. He came to Norton in 1945 where he studied small electronics repair before starting his own radio repair business with locations in Norton and Haysi. In 1949, he was the first to capture television signals in Wise County, taking a small television receiver that he purchased in Bluefield to High Knob where the puppet show Kukla, Fran and Ollie magically appeared on the small screen. Later he would go to Bluefield for a class on how to repair the latest sensation, color TV, and would return home with Norton's first color set.

Before the days of cable television, Glenn helped the people of Norton by ensuring that TV signals could find their way into town despite the barriers presented by High Knob and Backbone Ridge. He ran a wire from his own antenna on the mountain to reflector that beamed signals into town.

He would get calls all hours of the night and would often head out with his tools after hours when a vacuum tube had blown in a customer's set during a World Series game or for some other crisis.

He had the work ethic of those who had grown up during the Depression, but he also enjoyed the outdoors, particularly trout fishing in a mountain stream, crappie fishing at Bark Camp Lake or squirrel hunting in the woods most anywhere. He loved kids, his pets and wild animals and they were equally fond of him.

Glenn was 6-3 and had coal-black hair for most of his life. He would laugh when people would guess he was younger than he really was.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Daphne Eads; two brothers Eugene and Gonion Edwards; a sister, Virginia Mae Mullins; his parents; and an infant daughter, Judith Ann Edwards.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 62 years, Annette Greene Edwards of Duffield; one son and a daughter-in-law Greg and Chris Edwards of Richmond; four sisters, Helen Bardhardt and Geneva Harris of Honaker, Mabel Ann Rose of Tampa, Fla. and Estelle Geraldine Dillard of Chester; one brother, Wayne Edwards of Honaker; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Garry Eads officiating.

Graveside committal services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Alzheimers Association, 207 N. Boone St, Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or the Norton Volunteer Fire Department.

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Harmon Junior Edwards

KINGSPORT - Harmon Junior Edwards, 71, entered into rest Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born June 25, 1930 in Blackwater, Va., to the late Alfred J. and Emmer Vaughn Edwards.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Edwards, June 7, 2000; daughter, Vickie Lynn Edwards; one sister, Maggie Reed; half sister, Lizzy Pleasant; two brothers, Curtis and Marion Edwards.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Wayne Barr, Blountville, Connie and Randell Stacy, Kingsport; one sister, Grace Henard, Kingsport; grandchildren, Chad Jeffers, Amy Jeffers Farmer and Justin Stacy; two great-grandchildren, Faith Jeffers, Hope Farmer; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 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. J.W. Depew and the Rev. Buddy Legg officiating.

Music will be provided by Homeland Trio and Glory Echos.

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

The family will meet at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Jeffers, Chris Farmer, Randall Stacy, Wayne Barr, Justin Stacy, Buck Tipton and Daniel Larkins.

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Hester Locella (Pierson) Edwards

Hester Locella Edwards, age 78, of Longview, Texas, passed away Saturday, J an. 29, 2005 at her residence.

Edwards was born Dec. 15, 1926 in Scott County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Carrie Selma Reed Pierson.

She was a longtime resident of Longview , Texas , a member of Trinity Episcopal church and the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother.

Her survivors include her daughters, Cathy Heard, Longview, Texas, and Deborah Crawford, Kilgore, Texas; a son, Dan Edwards, Kilgore, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Boswell, Casey Crawford, Cassandra Edwards and Matthew Edwards; and great-grandchildren, Amber Boswell and Conor Crawford.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Welch Funeral & Memorial Center Garden Court in Longview , Texas , with the Rev. Tony Pierce officiating.

Interment will follow at Memory Park Cemetery .

This announcement is made courtesy of Welch Funeral & Memorial Center .

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John Edwards

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

GRAY -- John Edwards, 83, died Tuesday (Oct. 13, 1998) at his residence, 428 Buckingham Road, Gray, after a lengthy illness.
A native of Virginia, he was a son of the late William P. and Eliza Dee Tipton Edwards. He was a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Monnie Hall Edwards; a son Jerry W. Edwards; two sisters, Rosa Day and Ruth Kelly; and three brothers, Ross Edwards, Claude Edwards and Freelin Edwards.
Surviving are his wife, Lovely Hall Edwards, of the home; seven daughters, Annie Lee Ward, Weber City, Va., Barbara Roberts, Nancy Crawford, both of Jonesborough, Cecilia Hill, Johnson City, Joann Darnell, Fort Blackmore, Va., Margaret Ervin, Gate City, Va., and Judith Childress, Kingsport; eight sons, Jimmie Edwards, Greeneville, Pat Edwards, Limestone, Jackie Edwards, Mountain City, Scotty Edwards, Kingsport, J.W. Edwards, Gate City, Va., Delmar Edwards, Billy Edwards and Freddie Edwards, all of Gray; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Callie Darnell, and a brother, Mack Edwards, both of Fort Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gray Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clarence Huffman officiating.
Burial will follow at Hills Station Cemetery, Clinchport, Va.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Submitted by Don Lane

John Daniel "J.D." Edwards Sr.

John Daniel "J.D." Edwards, Sr., 92, of Blountville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at his residence with his family at his bedside.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. J.D. was retired from General Shale Corp. after over 30 years of service and was a member of Glenwood Community Church in Hiltons, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Clinton Edwards, Sr. and Nancy Bishop Edwards; daughter, Betty Jo Sproles and granddaughter, Angela Austin.

Survivors include his loving wife of over 72 years, Ruth Doran Edwards, of the home; six daughters, Peggy Austin and husband, Bruce of Kingsport; Louise Depew and husband, Bob of Blountville, Helen Dockery of Kingsport, Nancy Fullen and husband, John of Hiltons, VA, Cynthia Jones and husband, Roger of Church Hill, Rhonda Salley and husband, David of Blountville; two sons, Johnny Edwards and wife, Shelia of Blountville, Gene Edwards and wife, Jan of Georgia; 21 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a brother, Warner Edwards and wife, Bernice of Kingsport and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 - 5 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will be in the chapel at 5 pm with Pastor David Salley and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, officiating. Music will be provided by Mike Depew, Terry Bennett and Adrian Seaver.

Military Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Walnut Chapel Cemetery, East Carters Valley Rd, Gate City, VA conducted by the American Legion Post # 3 / 265 and the Virginia National Guard. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and Zeke Ketron. Honorary Pallbearers will be his nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his medical caregiver, Dr. Evan Lewis.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Gravelly Baptist Church (Building Fund) 500 Gravely Road, Kingsport, TN, 37660

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

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

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Johnnie "Jay" Edwards

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Johnnie "Jay" Edwards, Jr., 63, entered into rest Wednesday (May 14, 2003) at the residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. March 10, 1940.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie W. Edwards; and three sisters, Joan Darnell, Nancy Crawford and Judith Childress.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Ervin Edwards, Gate City, Va.; three sons, Daryl Edwards, Doug Edwards, Michael and daughter-in-law, Anna Edwards, all of Gate City, Va.; mother, Lovely Hall Edwards, Gray; sisters, Margaret Ervin, Gate City, Va., Barbara Roberts, Jonesborough, Anna Lee Ward, Weber City, Va., and Cecile Hill, Johnson City; brothers, Billy Edwards, Freddie Edwards, Delmar Edwards, Patton Edwards and Jackie Edwards, all of Gray, Jimmy Edwards, Greeneville and Scotty Edwards, Kingsport; stepgrandchildren, Heather Dougherty, Michael Davidson; step great-granddaughter, Kayla Dougherty; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Willie Neeley and Bro. Tommy Holder officiating.

Music will be provided by the Holder Family and Eddie and Pam Roberts.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ervin Cemetery, Copper Ridge community. The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Carter, Rick Fansler, Larry Fields, David Ervin, Junior Leonard, Terry Tevlin, Eddie Carter and Kelly Sexton.

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Joyce (Miller) Edwards

KINGSPORT _ Joyce Miller Edwards entered into rest Wednesday (June 7, 2000) at the home of her daughter, Debbie Barr in Blountville.

Mrs. Edwards was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 6, 1932. She attended Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Worley and Suda ''Taylor'' Miller. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Lynn Edwards; and three brothers, Luther, R.J. and Cellus Miller.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Junior Edwards; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Wayne Barr, Blountville, Connie and Randall Stacy, Kingsport; three sisters, Mabel Clendenin, Kingsport, Dorothy Tipton and Reba Dishner, both of Clinchport, Va.; one brother, Ray Miller, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Chad Jeffers, Amy Jeffers Farmer and Justin Stacy; two great-grandchildren, Faith Jeffers and Hope Farmer; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. J.W. Depew and the Rev. Buddy Legg officiating.

Music will be provided by the Homeland Trio and Glory Echos.

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

Pallbearers will be Chad Jeffers, Chris Farmer, Randall Stacy, Wayne Barr, Justin Stacy and Buck Tipton.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Lovely June Hall Edwards

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

GRAY - Lovely June (Hall) Edwards, 83, passed away Saturday (Sept. 13, 2003) in the Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother, and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Edwards; parents, Jack and Liza (Baker) Hall; daughters and husbands, JoAnn and Emmet Darnell, Judith and Lester Childress, and daughter, Nancy Crawford; sons, Johnny (Jay) W. Edwards Jr. and Jerry Wayne Edwards; grandchildren, Eugene Darnell and Miranda Shipley.

Survivors include her daughters and husbands, Annalee Ward of Gate City, Va., Margaret Erwin of Manville, Va., Barbara and Jessi Roberts of Jonesborough, and Cecilia and Fred Hill of Johnson City; sons and wives, Freddy Edwards of Gray, Scotty and Sandy Edwards of Greeneville, Billy Edwards of Johnson City, Delmar and Mary Edwards of Gray, Pat Edwards, Jimmy and Rhonda Edwards, and Jackie Edwards, all of Greeneville; special friends, Bonnie Edwards and Ella Sayre; 42 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel and also at the home, 428 Buckingham Rd., Gray.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Clarence Huffman and Larry Browder officiating.

Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hill Station Cemetery, Hill Station, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters.

Submitted by Don Lane

Mack Wallace “Wod” Edwards

KINGSPORT — Mack Wallace “Wod” Edwards , 78, Kingsport, died Saturday (July 25, 2009) at Asbury Healthcare Center in Johnson City after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. ( East Carters Valley Rd. ) and lived most of his life in Kingsport (Bloomingdale). He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from construction work at John Compton’s Brick Laying.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. “Jim” Edwards and Mattie Dixon Edwards ; two brothers, Elmer Edwards and an infant brother; three sisters, Lucille, Mable and Erma.

He is survived by one sister, Shirley C. Dingus and husband, Wayne of Kingsport ; several nieces and nephews.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Home National Cemetery in Mt. Home , Tenn. with the American Legion Post 3/265 and the Tennessee National Guard conducting the rites.

The Color Guard will serve as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

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

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Nancy "Nannie" (Rasnick) Edwards

HILTONS, Va. - Nancy (Nannie) Edwards, 92, formerly of Dickenson County, went home to be with the angels on Saturday (June 14, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center emergency room.

Born on April 6, 1911 in Dickenson County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Rasnick. Many will miss her wonderful, giving spirit, her beautiful flower garden, and the wonderful meals she prepared.

She was a member of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Abingdon, Va., and attended church services there on the last Sunday of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Farrel Eugene Edwards; brothers, Charlie, Grady, Tyler and Woodrow Rasnick; sisters, Vi Counts, Lou Deel Davis, Esther Rasnick, Edie Rasnick and Reba Counts.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Edwards; sons, Gerald Edwards and wife Sharon of Hiltons, Va., Kenneth Edwards and wife Barbara of Gate City, Va., Gary Edwards and wife Doris of Church Hill; grandchildren, Ronald Edwards and wife Lisa, Randy Edwards and wife Angie, Ryan Edwards and wife Miranda, Shannon Edwards and Kendra Edwards; great-grandchildren, Seth and Tyler Edwards, Jake and Baliee Edward and Matt Edwards; stepgreat-grandchildren, Kayla and Kristin Brooks; sister, Alpha Raines of Vansant, Va.; and several special nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers who helped her to maintain her independence, Brenda, Barbara, Junette and Eddie Sue.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the family home in Hiltons.

Songs of praise will follow the calling hours in the funeral home chapel with the elders of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church officiating.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Abingdon, Va., with Pastor Joel Turner officiating.

Interment will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Gene Shoemaker, Roger Grizzle and Bob Rasnick.

Honorary pallbearers will be the great-grandsons.

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Noma Ruth (Doran) Edwards

Noma Ruth Doran Edwards, 91, of Blountville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday March 15, 2011, at her daughter’s residence. [sic, should be 2012; 2011 was also in Kpt Times-News on 3/19/2012]

She was born in Scott County, VA and lived in Blountville most of her life. She was a member of Glenwood Community Church (Hiltons, VA). She was the most loving, caring, wonderful mommy and mamaw.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, J.D. Edwards; two daughters, Betty Jo Sproles and Helen Dockery; granddaughter, Angela Austin; grandson, Jeffery Austin; parents, Henry and Ellen Gardner Doran.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Austin and husband, Bruce of Kingsport, Louise Depew and husband, Bob of Blountville, Nancy Fullen and husband, John of Hiltons, Cindy Jones and husband, Roger of Church Hill, and Rhonda Salley and husband, David of Blountville; two sons, Johnny Edwards and wife, Shelia of Blountville and Gene Edwards and wife, Jan of Georgia; twenty one grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Alice Doran of Kingsport and Katheleen Hartsock of Pennsylvania; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 3 pm to 6 pm on at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A funeral service will be held at 6 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Salley officiating. Music will be provided by Adrian Seaver.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Walnut Chapel Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her special caregivers, Janet Wagner and Linda Strong.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gravely Baptist Church (Building Fund), 500 Gravely Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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

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Charles Johnson "Buddy" Egan Jr.

KINGSPORT - "Buddy", the "turtle man" was born July 1919 in Stanleytown, Va. He passed away at this home in Kingsport on Saturday (June 23, 2007) in the loving care of his children.

He was retired from Eastman after 43 years of service. He was a member of Kendrick's Creek United Methodist Church and Washington Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Gravely PTA, Gravely Ruritan Club and the Clinchport Masonic Lodge. He served his community in many ways including being a Boy Scout leader.

He served his country in Europe during World War II where he was involved in four major campaigns and a Purple Heart recipient.

After returning to the states, he enlisted in the Navy and served in Cuba. In his early years, he sang with his brothers in the Egan Brothers Quartet. He loved nature, camping, fishing, bird watching, photography, singing, making music, and most of all loved to dance. Most people knew him as the man that wore the turtle cap. He traveled the world and made friends easily because of his kind, gentle and fun loving personality.

He was a wonderful son, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Egan; his son, Greg Egan; his daughter-in-law, Brenda Egan; his parents, Charles and Dovie Egan; and brothers, Ellis and Scott Egan.

He is survived by his son, Gary Egan and wife, Patty, of Kingsport; his four daughters, Connie Marsh and husband, Larry, of Kingsport, Joy Thomas and husband, John, of Kingsport, Dawn Crowe and husband, Roy, of Johnson City and Tracy Strickler and husband, Danny, of Kingsport. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Mandy Pease, Paula Marsh, Doug Marsh, Holly Gebhardt, Sara Manis, Lara Thomas, Brad Surcey, Kelly Bowman, Kacy Crowe, Abbi Strickler, Evan Strickler, seven great-grand- children; sisters, Lois Egan, Nita Dove, Wilma Gardner, and Margaret Blakely; brothers, Lyle Egan, Horace Egan, Zane Egan; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Music will include previously recorded hymns by the Egan Brothers Quartet.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and Gate City, Va. No. 265, and the Tennessee National Guard in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are requested to assemble by the graveside by 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Kendrick's Creek United Methodist Church building fund or youth group, 1000 Kendrick's Creek Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Charles "Buddy" J. Egan, Jr.

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Charlie Ralph Egan

CHUCKEY, Tenn. - Charlie R. Egan, 90, a resident of Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, Va., formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., entered into rest Friday (Nov. 3, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on May 13, 1910 in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late James H. and Sarah Taylor Egan.

He was a farmer and was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evie R. Egan; two daughters; one sister and three brothers.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Deloris Faye (George) Snipes, Midway, Tenn.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Edward (Juanita) Egan, Weber City, Va., Robert (Myrtle) Egan, Hilton, Ky., and Gene (Ida Mae) Egan, Chuckey, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four step grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Kinnely (Hattie) Egan, Kingsport; 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. George Willis and the Rev. Coy Butler officiating.

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Egan Cemetery, Midway community.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

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George Harrison Egan

DUFFIELD, Va. - George Harrison Egan, 79, died Friday (March 20, 1992) at Indian Path Hospital.

Born in Scott County, he was a self-employed farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Mae Thompson Egan; his parents, James and Sarah Taylor Egan; and one daughter, Hazel Unice Egan.

Surviving are one foster son, Robert Egan, Hilton, Ky.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Egan, Kingsport, and Charlie Egan, Fort Blackmore, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Lois Compton, Duffield; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove Church in Fort Blackmore with the Rev. Coy Butler, the Rev. Willie Ashworth, and the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Egan family cemetery.

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Hattie (Derrick) Egan

KINGSPORT — Hattie Egan, 84, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (May 7, 2008) at Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

Mrs. Egan was born in Church Hill on Aug. 11, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Hasson Derrick and Katheryn Anderson Derrick. Mrs. Egan was married to the late Kinley H. Egan on June 20, 1939 in Greenfield, Ind. and resided there for 16 years.

She was a devout Christian, loving mother and grandmother. In addition to being a homemaker she was an expert seamstress and hand quilter.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James William Egan; grandson, Randy Vicars; great-grandson, Joshua Vicars; son-in-law, Olin K.Vicars; three sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her children Marie Vicars, Greenfield, Ind., Betty Pennington and husband, Marvin, Indianapolis, Ind., Brenda Gibson and husband, Bennie, Inverness, Fla., Rebecca and husband, Rickey Holland, Indianapolis, Ind., Richard Egan, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Fred Egan and wife, Marsha, Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Kenny, Marvin Jr., Danny, Ben, Hollie, Tim, Jammie, Travis and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Wade, Aaron, Ryan, Joey, Brandy, Bo, Jason, Jeremy, Joshua, Nikole, Bradley, Shelby, Helena, Sean, Sadie, Lexie, Vance, Jessee, Angel, Jacob and Chrissie; great-great-grandchildren, Nathan, Samantha, Sinjin, Liam, Gabriel, Gaven, Logan, Shelby and Ashley.

Visitation will be today at East Lawn Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Gillenwater and the Rev. Marvin Egan officiating.

Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Jack Elmer Egan

Jack E. Egan, age 91 of Colonial Heights, entered eternal rest in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 6th, 2013.

A resident of Kingsport since 1926, he was born in Clinchfield, VA on August 29th, 1921. Mr. Egan retired from Eastman Kodak Company in Kingsport with 44 years of service. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 and became a York Rite Mason in 1959. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans of America. Mr. Egan was selected as "Legionnaire of the Year" in 1991 and was a former member of the American Legion Color Guard. He was a charter member of St. Matthew (Litz Manor) Methodist Church and a current member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. He was devoted to his wife and daughter. He loved music and was an avid reader of books about history and current events.

During World War II, he served in the United States Navy as a Seabee. He volunteered for service in June of 1942 and was stationed in Rhode Island where he received training in seamanship and demolition. He served in the 70th and 128th battalions which were Amphibious Pontoon Forces. He also served in the 31st battalion. Mr. Egan volunteered for service in the 70th battalion which had returned to the United States from North Africa. B Company's Pacific tour of duty, which began in October of 1944, included Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, the Marshall Islands and Saipan. When the Marine 3rd Division secured the Island of Guam in Late 1944, it became the United States Navy's base of operation and was "home" for Egan and other members of the amphibious pontoon force until the conclusion of the war. B Company prepared for their part in the land invasion of Japan and left for the staging area in late July of 1945. When the Japanese surrender occurred, the platoons intended for the invasion of Japan took part in the occupation of China. Mr. Egan was in China and returned to the United States on the U.S.S. Yorktown. He was a Boatswain Mate 2-C.

His wife, Opal I. Egan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A Kennedy Egan (Callie Quillen); and his sisters preceded him in death.

He is survived by one daughter, Martha Avaleen Egan of Colonial Heights.

The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church located on Lebanon Road on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 from 6:00 until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with The Reverend Robert Burlingham, officiating.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Masonic Garden at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by Kingsport Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, 631 Lebanon Rd., Kingsport, TN 37663.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Jack E. Egan.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kinley H. Egan

KINGSPORT - Kinley H. Egan, 86, went home to be with his Lord Sunday (Aug. 10, 2003) at his residence.

Kinley was born May 4, 1917 in Verdi, Scott County, Va., a son of the late James H. and Sarah E. (Taylor) Egan. He attended Verdi Virginia School in 1929. He was retired from Bright's Heating and Cooling. He had been employed by TEC from 1940-1943 before going into service during World War II with the U.S. Army, where he was a heavy machine gunner and a M1 sharpshooter in the 39th Infantry Regiment 9th Division in Belgium and Germany. He was a DAV, receiving the Purple Heart in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, and a member of the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James William Egan; a grandson, Randy Allen Vicars; a great-grandson, Joshua Matthew Vicars, four brothers; two sisters and several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with Brother Harol Whitlock of Indiana officiating.

Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mauretania “Tania” (Hackler) Egan

Mauretania (Tania) Egan, 86, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a faithful member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church, and a retired employee of J C Penney having worked in the Kingsport, Chattanooga, Augusta, GA, and Greenwood, SC stores.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Crawford and Ova Hackler; brothers, Leo H. Hackler and Duard N. Hackler.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lyle Egan of Kingsport; two sisters, Mozelle H. Carter of Duffield, Lotus C. Butler and husband George of Duffield; two brothers, Max Hackler and wife Joan of Kingsport; Rev. Howell Hackler and wife Christine of Loveland, OH; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

A service will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Phil Whittemore officiating. Music will be provided by Jerry Taylor and the Bloomingdale Choir.

Graveside service will be held at 11 am Wednesday June 27, 2012 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Garden of Good Shepherd. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:30 am.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the 5th floor ICU step down unit of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for their loving care of Tania.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Myron Gregg "Egor" Egan

M. Gregg (Egor) Egan, 41, Kingsport, died Friday evening (Aug. 21, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Kingsport, he attended Lynn View High School. He served with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm as a staff sergeant and was an active member of the Tennessee National Guard Unit HHT 2/278th ACR. He was an avid CB'er. He was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nell Starnes Egan , in 1994; his maternal grandparents, Bartley and Emma Taylor Starnes; and his paternal grandparents, Charles J. and Dovie Stone Egan Sr.

Surviving are his father, Charles J. Egan Jr., Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Larry (Connie) Marsh, Mrs. John D. (Joy) Thomas, Mrs. Daniel (Tracy) Strickler, all of Kingsport, and Mrs. Roy (Dawn) Crowe, Gray; a brother, Gary L. Egan , Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and the Tennessee National Guard Unit HHT 2/278th ARC.

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Robert Freddie "Bobby" Egan

HYDEN, Ky. — Robert Freddie "Bobby" Egan was born on April 13, 1941 and departed this life on April 30, 2009 at the age of 68 years, 0 months and 17 days.

He was born at Ft. Blackmore, Va., and was the son of the late Charlie Egan and the late Eva Rutherford. By occupation, he was a heavy equipment mechanic in the coal mines. Robert was an avid fisherman.

He was affiliated with the Pentecostal church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mae Egan and Ethel Egan; one brother, Howard Maggard; an uncle and aunt that raised him as their own child, George and Verna Egan.

He leaves surviving the following relatives, mother of children, Myrtle Etta Egan of Bledsoe, Ky.; two daughters, Sherry Brock and Freddie of Bledsoe, Ky., and Margie Stacey and Gary of Bledsoe, Ky.; one son, George Jeffrey Egan and Sarah of Cumberland, Ky.; two brothers, Gene Egan and Ira of Greeneville and Ralph Egan and Juanita of Hiltons, Va.; one sister, Faye Snipes of Greeneville; nine grandchildren, Tosha Caldwell and Tim, Keisha Brock, Blake Whitehead, Freddie Brian Egan, Heavenly Egan, Emily Egan, Shylena Egan, Naomi Egan and Janie Egan; one great-grandchild, Timothy Isaiah Caldwell. Also survived by a host of treasured nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Bledsoe Pentecostal Church, Bledsoe, Ky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Sunday at the church. The Rev. Dwight Brock and the Rev. Marvin Egan will officiate.

Pallbearers will include Jeff Egan, Gary Stacey, Freddie Brock, Wesley Egan, Tim Caldwell, Bruce Chandler, J. R. Egan, and Blake Whitehead.

Burial will take place in the Egan and Thompson Family Cemetery at Ft. Blackmore, Va. under the direction of the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home staff.

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Travis Dale Egan

Bristol, VA - Travis Dale Egan, 28, Bristol, VA passed away, Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

Mr. Egan was born in Sullivan County, TN on November 23, 1984 to Delmar and Martha Wolfenbarger Egan.

Mr. Egan was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Scott and Mable Egan; Maternal Grand Father, Fred Wolfenbarger.

In addition to his parents , he is survived by his Grandmother, Elois Wolfenbarger, Rye Cove, VA; Son, Eric Egan, Bristol, TN; Brother, Cody Egan, Bristol, VA; along with several aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Carter Cemetery, Rye Cove, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Travis Egan.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Veda Gertrude (Ramey) Egan

KINGSPORT - Gertrude Ramey Egan , 83, Bloomingdale Community, was called home Saturday (Jan. 22, 2000).

She was born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport since 1917. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Egan had been a Free Will Baptist since age 17.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Egan , in September 1976; two brothers; one sister; and one great grandson.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Charles Boyer, Kingsport; four grandsons, John Neeley, Dwain Neeley, Gene Neeley, and Roger Neeley; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine Rogers, Ft. Worth, Texas, Margie Frye, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, and at other times at the residence of the daughter, 710 Myrtle St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John C. Pierson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Egan Cemetery, Mid Way, Va.

Pallbearers will be John Neeley, Dwain Neeley, Gene Neeley, Roger Neeley, Charles Boyer, Austin Adams, and Sam Griffith.

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Arthur “Len” Elam

KNOXVILLE — Arthur “Len” Elam, 76, of Knoxville, formerly of Kingsport, was born on Oct 23, 1932 and passed away on July 22, 2009 in Knoxville after a brief illness.

Len grew up in Kingsport where he graduated from Sullivan High School . He attended Emory and Henry College where he was a member of the basketball team. Len proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he attained the rank of sergeant. After military service, Len entered the trucking industry where he remained throughout his lifetime. For the last 40 years, he served as safety director then vice-president of operations for Colonial Freight Systems in Knoxville . He remained part of the Colonial family until his passing.

Len was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Matilee Elam ; a granddaughter, Savannah Reed; nephew, Terry Bowyer; brother-in-law, Bob Boyer; and the mother of his children, Phyllis Elam.

Survivors include his loving wife of many years, Jennifer Warwick Elam; two sons, David Elam and fiancee, Amy Jones and Tod Elam and wife, Vickie; two daughters, Cindy Holt and fiancee, J.R. Taylor and Robin Reed and husband, Tim; grandchildren, Alice Ann and Ross Elam, Haylee Bishop, Kaelin and Devyn Elam, Cheyanne and Shallico Holt and Chesney Reed; great-grandson, Braelyn Vance; five brothers, Tom Elam and wife, Lynette, Ray Elam and wife, Pat, Phil Elam and wife, Ida, Larry Elam and wife, Martha and Leo Elam and wife, Marsha; three sisters, Doris Bowyer, Judy Sells and husband, Jimmy and Helen Elam; two brothers-in-law, David Warwick and wife, Debbie and Jimmy Warwick and wife, Susan; along with many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends and co-workers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Vermont United Methodist Church , 1817 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport . Funeral services will follow in the church at 6 p.m. with Dr. Steve Galyon and Tom Elam officiating.

Music will be provided by the family.

Military graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park , Kingsport conducted by the American Legion Post # 3/265 along with Tennessee National Guard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont United Methodist Church , 1817 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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

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Elizabeth Rose "Betty" (Helbert) Elam

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Elizabeth ``Betty'' Rose Helbert Elam , 76, entered into rest on Wednesday (Aug. 11, 1999) at her residence.

Mrs. Elam was born in Russell County, Va. on October 13, 1922, a daughter of the late William Edward and Rose Jessee Helbert.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Surviving Mrs. Elam is her husband, M. C. Elam , Nickelsville; two daughters, Mrs. John (Kathy) Salyer, Castlewood, Va. and Mrs. Darrell (Karen) Britt, Nickelsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Carol Elam , Nickelsville; two granddaughters. Mrs. Jeff (Tracy) Osborne and Stephanie Elam ; one great-grandson, Dylan Osborne; three sisters, Mattie Helbert and Mary Steffey, both of Nickelsville and her twin sister, Margaret Meade, Castlewood, Va.; five brothers, Fuller Helbert, Kingsport, Cecil Helbert, St. Paul, Va., Clifton Helbert, Jessee Helbert and Glen Helbert, all of Castlewood, Va.; two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Sloan officiating. Music will be provided by the Grace Trio.

Burial will follow in the Grassey Creek Cemetery. Farrell Meade, Denny Meade, Gordon Meade, Harold Porter, Paul Porter and Frank Mays will serve as pallbearers.

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Faye Virginia (Calhoun) Elam

KINGSPORT - Faye Virginia Calhoun Elam, 84, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 16, 2006) at her residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was saved on Oct. 23, 1943 at Pleasant View Baptist Church where she remained a member until her death. She had worked at Tennessee Eastman Company during World War II and retired from World Book Encyclopedia after over 40 years of service. She was a volunteer with Holston Valley Auxiliary for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey H. Elam; parents, Charlie E. and Maude Davis Calhoun; sister, Edna M. Lane McConnell; and brother, Paul E. Calhoun.

She is survived by her daughters, Fonda Elam and husband Phillip Kelley, Kingsport, Janet Elam Jenkins and husband David K., Dandridge, Tenn.; granddaughters, Amanda Powell, Rachel Kelley and husband Travis Christian; grandsons, Jeremiah Jenkins, Bryan Kelley, Chad Jenkins and wife Joy; great-grandchildren, Dusty Kelley, P.J. Kelley and Tyler Jenkins; sister, Iva Calhoun Strong and husband Fred, Fountain, Colo.; special sister-in-law, Ada Gamble Calhoun; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence at 1024 Lake St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Chad Jenkins, Travis Christian, Carl Powell, Dusty Kelley, Rachel Kelley, P.J. Kelley, Dewey W. Elam and Donnie Page.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Page, Carl Strong, Gary Strong and Eddie Calhoun.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Dr., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Henry Elbert Elam

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Henry Elbert Elam, 77, died at his home Wednesday evening [11/7/1973] after a lengthy illness. He was born in Russell County, Va. and was a retired miner.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Elam; four step-daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Ella Mae) Elam, Castlewood, Va., Mrs. George (Clyda) Elam, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Delmer (Pauline) Keith, Bussett, Va., Mrs. Ronald (Dolly) McConnell, Kingsport; one step-son, Louis Jackson Johnson, Dungannon, Va.; two brothers, Carlos and Homer Elam, both of Hendersonville, Va.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Henry Elbert Elam of Nickelsville who died at his residence Wednesday evening, will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday in the Grassy Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Fields and the Rev. J. Salyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Grassy Creek Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9. Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

M. C. Elam

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — M. C. Elam, 84, entered into rest April 30, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born April 16, 1925 to the late Roy Harrison Elam and Ollie Mae Byington Elam. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Elam; sister, Berniece Bevins and one brother, Hubert Elam.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and John Salyer, Castlewood, Va., Karen and Darrell Britt, Nickelsville, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Carol Elam, Nickelsville, Va.; one sister, Madge Porter, Castlewood, Va.; brother, Hylan Elam, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Tracy Osborne and husband, Jeff, Stephanie Elam-Mitchell and husband, David; two step grandchildren; great grandson, Dylan Sage Osborne; three step great grandsons; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (May 1, 2009) at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Kathy Salyer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at Grassy Creek Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va., conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 Kingsport and Gate City Post #265 and the VA Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends, Farrel Meade, Denny Meade, Gordon Meade, Michael Salyer, Harold Porter and Paul Porter.

Honorary pallbearers will be special friends, family and neighbors.

Thank you to a special niece, Mildred Price for love and care.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Elam family.

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Wiley Hubert Elam

CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Wiley Hubert Elam, 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday (April 3, 2006) at Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Va.

He was born in Wise County, Va., and was the son of the late Roy and Ollie Byington Elam.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Bevins; and two granddaughters.

He is survived by wife of 66 years, Ella Mae Elam; four daughters, Gay Vance and husband, Eugene of Cleveland, Va., Brenda Linkous and husband, Jerry of Dante, Va., Angie Parks and husband, Mark of Nickelsville, Va., Pat Reynolds and husband, Ira of Abingdon, Va.; seven sons, H. L. Elam and wife, Bonnie, Wiley Elam and wife, Mag, Freddie Elam and wife, Kay, Ricky Elam and wife, Shirley, Paul Elam and wife, Sandra, all of Castlewood, Va., Darrell Elam and wife, JoAnn, and Rev. Guy Elam and wife, Trish, all of Nickelsville, Va.; one sister, Madge Porter of Castlewood, Va.; two brothers, M. C. Elam and Hy Elam of Nickelsville, Va.; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Russell County Dialysis, Highlands Ambulance Service, and Greta and Ryan.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va., or anytime at the home of H. L. Elam.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wayne Meade and Rev. Roger Phillips officiating.

Committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Grassy Creek Cemetery, Castlewood, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Porter, Waldo Dorton, Paul Porter, Mark Parks, Jerry Linkous, Ira Reynolds, and Eugene Vance.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Clarice Audley (Gillenwater) Elliott

Clarice Elliott, 88, Lecanto, formerly of Homosassa, died Monday, March 24, 2008, in Lecanto.

Born March 3, 1920 , in Fort Blackmore , Va. , to LaFate and Miranda Frasier Gillenwater, she came to this area 30 years ago from East Detroit , Mich.

Mrs. Elliott was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Elliott, and son Donald Elliott.

Survivors include her daugh­ter, Shirley A. Radake of Bartow; and five grandchildren, Gayle Timmerman, Jodi Miranda, Linda Hulbert, Donald E. Elliott Jr. and Shannon Elliott.

Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

[from Citrus County (FL) Chronicle, Thursday March 25, 2008 ]

Citrus County ( Fla. ) Chronicle
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Debra Diane (Sturgill) Elliott

WEBER CITY , Va. — Debra Diane Elliott, 55, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday ( May 1, 2011 ), in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport .

A native of Norton, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Sturgill and Naomi Ruth (Bailey) Sturgill Ross. Debra was an amazing lady with so much devotion and love as a wife, a mother, a friend and was a hard worker. She lived a full blessed life; enjoying the beach, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Greg Elliott; daughter, Rebecca Diane Elliott; uncle, Virgil Leo Bailey; many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of “a celebration of Debra’s life” at 3 p.m. at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home Chapel in Norton with Mr. Jimmy Hartley officiating.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is in charge of arrangements.

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Denver Elliott

GATE CITY, Va. - Denver Elliott, 81, entered into rest Friday (March 17, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 4, 1925, he was a son of the late Dallas Harmey (D.H) Elliott and Bessie Mae Frazier Elliott.

He retired from the former Meade Corporation. He attended the Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

Mr. Elliott served in the Navy during World War II and in Korea.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Gillenwater Elliott in 2003.

Mr. Elliott is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dannie and Mary Elliott, Gate City, and Rev. Ronald and Carolyn Elliott, Gate City; grandchildren, Tammie Elliott Willis and husband Mickey, and Daniel Shannon Elliott; sisters, Shellie and Jim Stallard, Gate City, and Anna Rea Strong, Gate City; one brother, Bobby Elliott and wife Inez, Gate City; brothers and sisters-in- law, Clyde and Ruth Gillenwater, and Otis Gillenwater, both of Gate City, and Junior and Daphine Gillenwater, Kingsport; 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 Rev. G.W. White and Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and #265 at 11 a.m. on Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, American Diabetes, and American Heart Association.

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Earl Carmine “E.C.” Elliott

 

GATE CITY, Va. - Earl Carmine (E.C.) Elliott, 92, Route 2, went to be with the Lord late Sunday night (Nov. 6, 2005) at his residence following an illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was born Feb. 21, 1913 and was the son of the late Charles Wilson and Sarah Baker Elliott. He was a farmer and also was well-known throughout the Tri-States as a "sharp" cattle trader.

He was a member of Gate City Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Alvah C. Elliott, Steve A. Elliott, Luther C. Elliott, Garva J. Elliott, McKinley B. Elliott, Bay Elliott and Dallance H. Elliott; sisters, Partha R. Davidson, Nellie Ruth Elliott and Martha L. Elliott.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Mildred I. (Quillen) Elliott, of the home; son, Jerry M. Elliott and wife Freda of Gate City, Va.; grandsons, Jerry Martin Elliott and Shannon Joel Elliott and their spouses of Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Josh, Tabitha and Whitney; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the family home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ed Clevinger and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

It is requested that those wishing to attend meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for those services.

Casketbearers are Mickey Carrico, Bobby Elliott, Gary Elliott, Joe Greear, Doug Gillenwater and Nathan Catron.

Honorary casketbearers are Terry Smith, Bill Hillman, Walter Lane, John Bricky, Russell Powers, Glen Lane, Herman Spivey and Paul Gillenwater.

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

 

Kingsport Times-News

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Edward M. Elliott

Edward Elliott, 77, of Homosassa died Monday, May 27, 1996 at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal Rivers. He was born in Gates City, Va., and came to Homosassa 19 years ago from East Detroit, Mich. Mr. Elliott was a machinist for Keystone Metal Molding Company in East Detroit, Mich. He was Pentecostal.

Surviving are his wife, Clarice Gillenwater Elliott; daughter, Shirley Ann Radake of Homosassa Springs; sister Ruth Ann Frasier of Kingsport , Tenn. ; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

[from Citrus County ( Fla. ) Chronicle, Wednesday May 29, 1996]

Citrus County ( Fla. ) Chronicle
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Euel Seaver Elliott

GATE CITY - Euel Seaver Elliott , 75, entered into rest Monday evening (Nov. 15, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mr. Elliott was born in Scott County, Va. on June 9, 1924, the son of the late Paris Marshall Elliott and Garnett J. Seaver Elliott . He was retired from Scott County School System, where he was a teacher, superintendent of schools and director of Title 4 Program.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elliott , Gate City; one daughter, Jo Ann Elliott , Gate City; two sons, Marshall S. Elliott , Duffield, Va.; Dr. Euel Wilson Elliott , Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Shannon A. Elliott and Seaver Scott Elliott .

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the 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. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers.

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

Joe Rusek, Joey Rusek, Gilbert Smith, Elliott Smith, Bucky Claubaugh and Richard Marcus will serve as pallbearers. B.J. Broadwater, Freddie Fugate and Jack Quillen will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

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Gus Godfrey Elliott Sr.

 

(February 9, 1928 - February 22, 2009)

ELLIOTT, Gus G., Age 81 of Dayton, passed away Sunday February 22, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Gus was born February 9, 1928 in Martin Kentucky to Lona and Vernon Elliott. He grew up in Martin Kentucky and moved to Dayton after graduating high school and serving in the Marine Corps. Gus was a tool and die maker. He apprenticed at American Gauge and worked for Continental Can, Tipp City Tool, and retired from Adena Tool in 1993. Preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marietta, a son, Marty, and two brothers Olin, and Wiley. Survived by his son, Gus Jr., daughter-in-law, Randi, three grandchildren: Gus III, Aaron and Lindsey; half-brother Pat Hayes and half-sister Barbara Petersen. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday February 27, 2009, at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, “North Dayton Chapel”, 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Rob Wackerman, officiating. Interment Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the George C. Martin Funeral Home.

 

(Parents – Wiley Vernon Elliott and Lona Etta McClellan from Scott Co.)

 

George C. Martin Funeral Home obituaries at www.georgecmartinfuneralhome.com

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Howard Kenneth Elliott

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Howard Kenneth Elliott, 82, entered into rest with the Lord Monday ( May 5, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born on Feb. 19, 1921 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Emory and Virgie Elliott. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He took great pride in his grandchildren, and was very involved in their lives.

He was an active member of the Scott County Republican Party and was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

He graduated from Nickelsville High School and Hiwassee College , where he received his degree in teaching but found his love in farming and his cattle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Mack Elliott; and his brothers, Charles Robert Elliott, Glenn Elliott and Emory P. Elliott Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Reba R. Elliott; son, SFC Pat Elliott and his wife Rachel; grandchildren, Autumn Lane Elliott and Nicholas Patton Elliott of Gate City, Va.; brothers, James H. Elliott and wife Pauline of Nickelsville, Bruce B. Elliott and wife Brenda of Rogersville; sisters, Lois Hardy of Bristol, Va., Marion Bundy and husband Steve of Lebanon, Va., Frances Gilmer and husband Charlie of Nickelsville, and Katherine Salyer and husband Wayne of Nickelsville.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the family home in Nickelsville.

Services will follow in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Sabra Collins.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Nickelsville Cemetery . The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. and process to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Wayne Elliott, Bobby Neal Elliott, Jerry P. Broadwater, David Gilmer, CM Bond, Darrell Gillenwater, Tommy Green, Ralph Puckett, Jimmy Webb, Anthony Austin and George Isaacs.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Nickelsville Cemetery Fund.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ina Cleo (Gillenwater) Elliott

GATE CITY, Va. - Ina Cleo Gillenwater Elliott, 78, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 9, 2003) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late E.L. and Lucy Davidson Gillenwater.

She was a loving wife and mother and a member of Bible Way Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mallie Vermillion and Zola Peters.

She is survived by her husband, Denver Elliott, Gate City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dannie and Mary Elliott, Gate City, Va., and Rev. Ronald and Carolyn Elliott, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Tammie Elliott Willis and husband Mickey, and Daniel Shannon Elliott; brothers and sisters-in-law, Otis and Kallen Gillenwater, Kingsport, E.L. "Junior" and Dalphine Gillenwater, Kingsport, and Clyde and Ruth Gillenwater, Weber City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Fletcher and the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Greg and Becky White will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday 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 graveside service.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, in lieu of flowers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Marietta (Layne) Elliott

 

Marietta Layne Elliott, Age 76 of Dayton, OH passed away October 11, 2008 in Dallas, TX. Marietta was born November 30, 1931 in Martin, KY to Eva and Porter Layne, the oldest of 5 children. She moved to Dayton in 1950 and later attended comptometer school. She was hired at NCR in 1959, where she worked 33 years in the payroll department, retiring in 1992. In retirement she enjoyed knitting and cooking. Preceded in death by a son, Marty Elliott, and two sisters, Georgia "Pat" Naylor and Judy Love. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Gus; son, Gus Jr. and daughter-in-law, Randi; brother, Porter Layne and a sister, Katherine Clark; three grandchildren, Gus III, Aaron and Lindsey. Funeral service 10:00 A.M. October 18, 2008 at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, "North Dayton Chapel", 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Rob Wackerman, officiating. Interment Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 P.M. October 17, 2008 at the George C. Martin Funeral Home.

 

Dayton (OH) Daily News, 10/16/08, via findagrave.com

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Mary Belle (Turner) Elliott

GATE CITY, Va. - Mary Turner Elliott, 59, Gate City, Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday morning (Dec. 30, 2006) after a lengthy illness.

Mary leaves behind her life's work as a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She will be sorely missed by the husband, children and family she loved more than herself.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold L. Turner, Sr.; and brother, Harold L. Turner, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Dannie L. Elliott, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Tammie Elliott Willis and husband Mickey, Church Hill, Tenn.; son, Daniel Shannon Elliott, Gate City, Va.; mother, Mae Turner, DeQueen, Ark.; brother, Norman Turner, DeQueen, Ark.; niece, Amy Turner, DeQueen, Ark.; several nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2007) at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Robert Fletcher and Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 4, 2007) at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Elliott family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary Cordelia “Delia” (Frazier) Elliott

Mrs. Delia M. Elliott, 89, of 1505 Linville St., died in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton at 4 p.m. Wednesday [ Dec 2, 1964 ] after an illness of several years.

Born in Wise County , Va. , she had lived in Kingsport 45 years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Womens Society of Christian Service there, and a character member of Royal Neighbors of America . Her husband, J. Monroe Elliott, died 32 years ago.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Doyle Stevens, 1505 Linville St.; son, Cascal C. Elliott, Tampa, Fla; sister, Mrs. Mona McConnell, Kingsport; brother, Samuel J. Frazier, Kingsport; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church . Rev. Kyle Tomlinson and Rev. Harold Harris will

conduct the service. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and also at the home,

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, December 3, 1964)

Kingsport Times-News
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Mildred Irene (Quillen) Elliott

 

GATE CITY, Va. - Mildred Irene Elliott, 93, went to be with the Lord at 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007) while at her residence after a long illness.

She was born June 13, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Monnie Salling Quillen. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gate City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Earl Carmine (E. C.) Elliott; sisters, Mrs. Hansford (Myrtle Bell) McConnell and Mrs. Roy (Frankie Lee) Jane.

She is survived by her son, Jerry M. Elliott and wife, Freda Carol of Gate City, Va.; two grandchildren, Marty Elliott and wife, Kellieann and Shannon Elliott and fiancé, Shirley Beck; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other time at the home of her son, Route 2, Gate City, Va.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral chapel with Rev. Ed Clevenger officiating.

The committal service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliff Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The family wishes to say thank you to special caregivers, Kathy Sturgill and Brenda Salling and also to Wellmont Hospice for all the care and concern, but most of all love shown to Mom.

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

 

Kingsport Times-News

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Mildred Janice (McConnell) Elliott

Cleveland, OH - Mildred "Janice" McConnell Elliott, 72, Cleveland, OH and formerly of Scott County, VA passed away, Monday, January 20, 2014 in Cleveland, OH.

Mildred was born in Scott County, VA on December 2, 1941 to the late Ernett Conrade and Bessie Broadwater McConnell.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Bill Elliott; sisters, Faye Stallard, Violet Addington, Joann Osborne, and brother, Jack McConnell preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Clark and husband, Terry, Kingsport, TN; son, Steve Elliott, Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, McKayla Elliott, Cleveland, OH, Charity Shepherd and husband, Nathan, Jonesborough, TN, Ashley Suarez and husband, Bernardo, Mexico City, Mexico, Sara Gaffney and husband, Sean, Asheville, NC; great grandchildren, Averie Shepherd, Jonesborough, TN and Elijah Suarez, Mexico City, Mexico; sister, Betty Herron, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014 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 her nephew, Erine Addington officiating.

A committal service will be conducted following the service. Burial will be in Elliott Cemetery in the Midway community of Scott County, VA.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mildred Janice Elliott.

 

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Olin Andrew Elliott

 

Olin Andrew Elliott, age 79 of Martin, Ky. passed from this life on Monday, December 13, 2004 at Martin, Ky. He was born September 24, 1925 at Martin, Ky. the son of the late Wiley Vernon and Lona McClellan Elliott.

He was a member of the Allen Baptist Church, a member of the Zebulon Lodge #273,Prestonsburg, Ky., American Legion Amvets and the VFW.

He was a retired owner of the Triangle Market at Martin, Ky.

Surviving are: Sons: Wiley Herman, Robert O'Neil and Olin Andrew Elliott II and Daughter: Lona Berniece "Lonnice" Brewer; Brothers: Gus Godffrey Elliott; Half-Brothers Patrick Hayes, Vernon Harry & John Francis Elliott; Half-Sister: Barbara Petersen, Ohio; 9 Grandchildren

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one son, Olin Wayne Elliott, his first wife Kathryn Grace Elliott, his second wife, Betty Jo Turner Elliott, one brother, Wiley Elliott.

Visitation after 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Masonic Services Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.

Memorial Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. in the Hall Funeral Chapel at Martin, Ky. with Floyd Price officiating.

Interment Porter-Webb Cemetery at Allen, Ky.

 

(Parents – Wiley Vernon Elliott and Lona Etta McClellan from Scott Co.)

 

Hall Funeral Home obituaries at www.hallfuneralservice.com

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Reba Ruth (McElroy) Elliott

GATE CITY , Va. — Reba Ruth Elliott entered into rest on March 25, 2008 at home with her family and friends by her side.

Mrs. Reba was born April 1, 1923 , in Lee County, Va., to the late Frank and Grace McElroy. She was an exceptional woman who had many, many friends and was loved by all. Reba was a retired school teacher after 30 years of service in the Scott County School System. Teaching was her passion. She loved life, people, shopping, traveling, playing bingo and cards. She was the life of the party always making everyone smile.

Reba was a member of the Retired Teachers of Scott County, Nickelsville Senior Citizens and attended First Baptist Church of Nickelsville for over 60 years. Recently, she attended Community Fellowship Baptist Church of Gate City. She loved both her families and enjoyed Sunday school so much.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard K. Elliott; son, Kenneth Mack Elliott; parents, Frank and Grace McElroy; two brothers, Burl and G.F.; one sister, Virginia Johnston.

She is survived by her son, Pat Elliott and wife, Rachel; two grandchildren, Autumn and Nic Elliott (who were the apples of her eye); one sister, Rosa Lee Hamm of Dayton , Ohio ; several nieces and nephews; three very special friends, Jo Ann Sluss, Betty Jo Fletcher and Sue Smith; and a host of many other friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent/ Scott County Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Tommy and Cindy Green.

Interment will follow the service in the Nickelsville Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Brian Lane , J.W. Lane , R.C. Lane , Jimmy Webb, Charlie Stone and Brent Herron.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville, P.O. Box 192 , Nickelsville , Va. , 24271 or to Community Fellowship Baptist of Gate City, P.O. Box 1407 , Gate City , Va. , 24251 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane

Ronald Wayne Elliott Rev.

GATE CITY, Va. — Rev. Ronald Wayne Elliott, 61, departed this earthly life to enter into eternal life with his Lord and his Savior Jesus Christ on April 23, 2009.

Ron retired from the Eastman Chemical Company and had owned a gunsmith business. Ron had many hobbies and past times and took pride in all he did. However, he felt his greatest achievement was in accepting Christ as his Savior and answering God’s call to the ministry. He served several years as pulpit supply for Clinch Valley Baptist Association; pastor of Dungannon First Baptist Church and co-teacher with the English as a Second Language class for Hispanics at Nickelsville First Baptist Church. Ron loved to share God’s word and witness to everyone with whom he came in contact. He had a great love for God’s children.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Denver and Ina Elliott; father-in-law, Carroll McCoy; sister-in-law, Mary Elliott; and brother-in-law, Allen Spivey.

Ron leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Carolyn McCoy Elliott and a brother, Dan Elliott, both of Gate City, Va.; mother-in-law, June McCoy; sisters-in-law, Susan Kilgore and spouse, Dan, Gate City, Va. and Debra Spivey, Elon, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Dan McCoy and spouse, Cindy, Roanoke, Va., and Jim McCoy and spouse, Shannon, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

It was Ron’s express desire there be no public visitation or funeral service. Anyone wishing to extend their respects to the family may go by Gate City Funeral Home during their business hours and sign the registry.

Graveside services will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., at 11 a.m. Monday conducted by the Rev. Richie Neese and the Rev. Jeff Henderson officiating.

Dan Kilgore, Dan McCoy, Jim McCoy, Shannon Elliott, Christopher Kilgore, Mickey Willis, Tim Casey, Ralph Musick and Jeff Jones will serve as pallbearers.

Rob Gardner, Fernando Moraflores, Scott Short, Conley Doran, Brian Doran, Charles Osborne, Otis Gillenwater, Jr., E.L. Gillenwater, Jr., Clyde Gillenwater, Bobbie Elliott and James Stallard will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the youth program of the church of your choice or to the memorial bible chairman, Gideons International, Scott County Camp, P.O. Box 845, Gate City, Va. 24251 so others may come to know Ron’s Savior by reading of God’s love and saving grace.

The family would like to thank Dr. Frederick Mishkin for his care and concern during Ron’s recent illness along with Dr. Lucinda Miller, the doctors of Holston Medical Group, Dr. Asheesh Shipstone and Wellmont Hospice, especially Becky Sutherland, Misty Venett, Angela Browning and Rich Slaght and to Drs. David Lane, Lawrence Morris, Clair Hixson, Arthur Wyaker and Michael Smith for their many years of caring for Ron’s long term illnesses.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Virgie Mae (Bond) Elliott

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Virgie Bond Elliott, 95, Nickelsville , Va. , died Thursday (May 21, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and was the oldest member of the First Bap­tist Church of Nickelsville, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Patton Elli­ott Sr.; one son, Glen Elliott; and her parents, Charles W. and Addie Bond.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Lois) Hardy, Bristol, Va., Mrs. Stephen (Marian) Bun­dy, Lebanon, Va., Mrs. Charlie (Frances) Gilmer, Nickelsville, Va. and Mrs. Wayne (Katherine) Salyers, Kingsport; five sons, Charles Robert Elliott, Howard Elliott and Jimmy Elliott, all of Nickelsville, Va., E.P. Elliott Jr. and Bruce Elliott, both of Kings­port; 17 grandchildren; 23 great­grandchildren and one great­-great-grandchild; one sister, Ada Roseberry, Dublin, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville, Va., with the Rev. C.K. Coffman and the Rev. Gene Hines officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pall­bearers.

Burial will be in the Nickelsville Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
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Wiley Vernon Elliott

 

Wiley Vernon Elliott - Age 92, of Martin, died July 25, 1997. Born April 13, 1905 in Gate City, VA, s/o Andy and Ava Compton Elliott. He was preceded in death by wife Ludie Estep Elliott. Survivors include four sons, Gus Godfrey Elliott, Olin Elliott, Francis Elliott, Vernon Elliott. Burial is at the family cemetery at Allen, KY.

 

(Wiley Elliott married first to Lona Etta McClellan, daughter of Andrew J. and Mary Isabell (McConnell) McClellan of Scott Co)

 

Floyd County Times, July 30, 1997, at ancestry.com

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Donald Curtis Ellis

MOUNT CARMEL — Donald Curtis Ellis, 77, of Mount Carmel, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday (June 13, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center unexpectedly.

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. He served with the United States Army overseas in Frankfurt, Germany. He attended Tri-State College in Agnola, Ind. Curtis retired from H.T. Spoden Consulting Engineers after 35 years of service. He was a certified Browning Archery Service Technician. Mr. Ellis was a member of the Holston Valley Sportsman Club and the Kingsport Archery Club. Donald was a professional photographer and was an avid outdoorsman and an avid birdwatcher. Mr. Ellis was a former member of Ketron United Methodist Church and became an active and faithful member of Grange Hall United Methodist Church where he taught the adult men’s Sunday school class. His family and his church by far was the most important thing in his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Nina Hackler Ellis; a brother, Raymond Lynn Ellis; his brothers-in-law, Earl Bland and Jack Howard Carpenter; a sister-in-law, Mary Wolfe.

Donald Curtis Ellis is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Frances Bland Ellis; a son, Ronnie Ellis and his wife, Pam; a daughter, Rhonda Lynn Morelock and her husband, Terry (both of Church Hill); his grandchildren, Jarrad Morelock, Regina Grace Ellis McGrady, Brandon Morelock and Cassandra Morelock; his siblings, Frances Carpenter, James Earl Ellis and his wife, Janie, Maude Smith and her husband, Homer (all of Kingsport), Rev. E. Lee Ellis and his wife, Evelyn (Kernersville, N.C.); his "special granddaughters", Brianna Barrett and Liz Calton; along with a host of loving nieces and loving nephews.

The family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grange Hall United Methodist Church with Rev. Deborah Collins, Rev. E. Lee Ellis and Jarrad Morelock officiating.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard following the funeral service at Church Hill Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Brad Morelock, Jimmy Morelock, Brian Morelock, Eugene Bland, R. Wayne Bland, David Bland, Harvey Bland, Bob Fraley, Homer Smith, Fred Calhoun, Marshall Smith, Roger Partin will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grange Hall United Methodist Church Building Fund, 5373 Carters Valley Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Raymond Lynn Ellis

MOUNT CARMEL - Raymond Lynn Ellis, 65, entered eternal life at 10:15 p.m. Friday (Jan. 3, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Hawkins County, he was a resident of the area all of his life.

Raymond was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. He retired from Rockwell Automation Dodge, Rogersville, after 21 years of service as a machinist. He enjoyed farming, yard work, and family history and served as the family genealogist.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Eugene Ellis; and father-in-law, Walter Brickey.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Brickey Ellis; daughter, Sherri Reneé Ellis, Johnson City; mother, Nina Lee Ellis; sisters, Frances Carpenter and husband Jack, and Maude Smith and husband Home; brothers, James E. Ellis and wife Janie, Donald C. Ellis and wife Frances, and Rev. E. Lee Ellis and wife Evelyn; mother-in-law, Myrtle Brickey; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harry Hight Jr., and the Rev. E. Lee Ellis officiating.

Burial will be in the Wills Cemetery, Mount Carmel, immediately following the funeral.

After the service, the family will receive friends at 240 Ellis Lane, Mount Carmel, or any time desired.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are Roger Ellis, Adam Ellis, Gary Hylton, Ben Ellis, Brandon Morelock, Jerrod Morelock, Steve Carpenter, Rick Carpenter, Norman Brickey, Jason Huff and Ronnie Ellis.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, 301 Virgil Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Ellis family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Olive Anna Engel

CLINCHPORT - Miss Olive Anna Engel, 80, died unexpectedly in her sleep Friday night [2/23/1973] at her residence here.

A graduate of MacMurray College in Johnsonville, Ill., with a degree in music, she came to Clinchport in 1957 and taught one year at Rye Cove

High School before retirement. She had been a private music teacher until her death.

She was a member of Clinchport United Methodist Church, which she served as pianist.

Her nearest surviving relatives are nieces, Dr. Olive Engel, Kettering, Ohio, and Miss Ida Mae Engel, West Palm Beach, Fla.

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

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

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Funeral services for Miss Olive Ann Engel will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Clinchport United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Herbert Daugherty officiating. Pallbearers will be F. D. Sloan, Pat Reed, C. F. Ringstaff, Ray Stone, John Hackney, and Robert Kerns.

Following the local service, the body will be taken to the William Froclih Funeral Home in El Paso, Ill. Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the El Paso United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso, Ill.

Friends will be received at the Scott County Funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service to lie in state. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 27, 1973

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Charlie Roscoe Enix

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Charlie Roscoe Enix, 88, Route 2, departed this life Thursday ( May 31, 2001 ) at his residence.  A native of Rogersville, he was a farmer and of the Primitive Baptist faith.  He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Nathan Enix; mother, Myrtle Porter Enix Vermillion; son-in-law, Charlie Marion Smith; half sisters, Cleo Vermillion McNutt and Eula Vermillion; half brothers, Harry Lee Vermillion Sr., Tommy Vermillion and Samuel Vermillion; and step father, S.S. Vermillion.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Jenelle Kilgore Enix, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Myrtle E. Smith, Nickelsville, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, C. Randell and Joan Enix, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Randy Smith and Kathy Smith; great-grandchildren, Kevin Davidson and Angie Davidson; great-great-grandson, Tyler Davidson; sisters, Nancy Ketron, Kingsport, Vernie Pearl (Queenie) Roberts, Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.  Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame) with the Rev. G.W. White and Elder Eckel Head officiating.  Music will be by the Copper Creek Primitive Church Singers.  The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. today to lie in state until time of services.  Burial will be in Addington Frame Cemetery .  Pallbearers will be grandsons, friends and neighbors.  Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is in charge of arrangements. 

Kingsport Times-News
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Fred J. Enix

GRAFTON, Ohio - Fred J. Enix, 62, Grafton, Ohio, died Fri­day (April 15, 1994) at his home after a long illness.

Born in Ft. Blackmore, Va., he had been a resident of Eaton Township for 26 years. He was a retired employee of General Mo­tors, Brook Park Division where he worked 30 years, retiring in 1988 as a press metal operator. He was a member of Elyria Moose Lodge No. 778.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Harvey and Bertha Enix; a brother, Edward Enis; and a sister, Grace Enix.

Surviving are his wife, Illena Collins Enix; two daughters, Patricia Ogg, Cleveland, Ohio and Sue Enix, Mansfield, Ohio; five grandchildren; four sisters, Wel­da Thompson, Johnson City, Nina Parham, Dresden, Tenn., Gladys Davis, Kingsport and Cleo Strong, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Har­old Enix, Newport News, Va.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bauer­Laubenthal-Wainwright Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge and Route 57, Elyria, Ohio.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Township, Ohio.

 Kingsport Times-News

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Harold Victor Enix

NEWPORT NEWS - Harold Victor Enix, 92, died Nov. 30, 2011 of heart failure.
He was born in the Midway Community of Scott County, Va., and lived there most of his early life. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, who served in the European Theatre. 
Employed by the Blue Ridge Glass Corp., for many years before moving to Newport News in 1956, Mr. Enix was employed locally by both Payne Air Corp., and Art Newsome, Inc.
Mr. Enix is survived by his wife of 62 years, Clarice Elliott Enix; two daughters, Jennifer Wheeler (Brian) and Sandra Baroody (Brandon); three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two older sisters, several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are pending. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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A service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk with a reception following.

Daily Press, Newport-News, Va.
Submitted by Sandra Baroody

Lovely Mae (Alley) Enix

Knoxville, TN - Lovely Mae Enix, age 94, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in the caring and loving home of her daughter after an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA and will be remembered for her gentle spirit, strong faith, love, and kindness.

Left to honor Lovely Mae and remember her love are her four children; daughter, and son-in-law, Phyllis and David Haulsee of Knoxville, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Teresa Enix of Haymarket, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Peytona and Robert Carper of Alpharetta, GA; and son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Mitzi Enix of Blountville, TN; four grandchildren; granddaughter, Nicole Waters and husband, Jeffery of Knoxville, TN; granddaughter, Anthea LaPorte and husband, Michael of Gainesville, VA; and grandsons, Zachary and Noah Enix of Blountville, TN; two great granddaughters, Michelle Waters and Devon Vickery of Knoxville, TN; a sister, Nancy Lee Deskins of Rockford, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peyton Enix; her parents, Robert and Pearl Mae Alley; and her great grandparents, Crate and Peggy Salling.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013 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. John Stuart of Knoxville, TN officiating. Viola music will be provided by her great granddaughter, Michelle Waters.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in the Enix Family Cemetery, Duffield, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the charity of your choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lovely Mae Enix.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Victoria (McClellan) Enix

Mrs. Mary Victoria Enix, 81, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday [ May 31, 1959 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness.

She was born and raised in Scott County , Va. , and lived in Gate City until the death of her husband, J. H. Enix in 1952, when she moved to Kingsport and made her home until her death.

She was a member of the McConnell Memorial Methodist Church .

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lois Palmer and Mrs. Aliene Taylor, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Betty Jackson of Lavonia, Mich.; two sons, John and Lloyd Enix of Detroit, Mich.; one son, Kemp Enix of Detroit, preceded her in death in 1948; one sister, Mrs. Hester Reed of Gate City; two brothers, Cleve McClellan of Gate City and James McClellan of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until the hour of services.  Friends will be received at the funeral home and at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Aliene Taylor, 1110 West Sullivan Street , and at the home of Mrs. Lois Palmer, Sullivan Gardens .

The service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel.

The Rev. Dan Kelly will be in charge of the service.  Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery .

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times, Monday, June 1, 1959
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Maude Elizabeth (Peters) Enix

KINGSPORT - Maude Elizabeth Peters Enix, 88, passed away Sunday (March 9, 2003) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was a resident of Kingsport most of her life.

Mrs. Enix was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting and needlework.

Mrs. Enix was preceded in death by her husband, Vyron V. Enix in 1989; parents, John and Nora Peters; sister, Monnie Worfe; brothers, Brodus Quillen and C. Edwin Peters.

Surviving Mrs. Enix are daughters, Mrs. Darlene Barnum, Annapolis, Md., Mrs. Doris Vargo, Winchester, Va., Mrs. Brenda Klinker, Salem, S.C., and Mrs. Marsha Cope, Kingsport; son, William V. (Bill) Enix, Blountville; grandchildren, Tanya DeBeau, Steve Vargo, Billy Enix, Ginger Byrd and Rachel Cope; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harry Hight and Stan Leonard officiating.

Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie Frances (Yoakley) Enix

GATE CITY - Mrs. Nellie Frances Enix, 77, died early Friday afternoon [11/2/1973] in Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended Walnut Chapel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Ernest Yoakley, Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Mae Sword, Gate City, and Mrs. Cordie Steffey, Marion, Ohio; two grandchildren.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1973)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Verda Elizabeth (Starnes) Enix

MORRISTOWN - Mrs. Verda Elizabeth Enix, 79, of Morristown, died at Hawkins County Nursing Home in Rogersville late Friday night. [10/23/1970]

Formerly of Scott County, Va. (Wayland Community), she was a member of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Midway, Va.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Lucille) Simpson, San Antonio, Tex.; sons, Vyron V. Enix, Kingsport, and Peter Kermit Enix, Morristown; sister, Mrs. Ethel Lane, Clinchport, Va.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Blanche (Fraley) Epperson

KINGSPORT - Blanche Fraley Epperson , 90, 1536 Carolina Ave., went to be with the Lord Monday ( Oct. 25, 1999 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She lived in Scott County practically all of her life coming to Kingsport 10 years ago. Mrs. Epperson is remembered for her years of faithful support and service at Wolfe's Community Church and attended Sunnyside Baptist Church after moving to Kingsport .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Pollard Epperson ; four sisters, Etta Neeley, Julie Sproles, Dora Davis and Charmie Snapp; and two brothers, Leonard Fraley and Bascom Fraley.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Charles Brooks, Kingsport; granddaughter and her husband, Deb and Glen Moody, Kingsport; grandson and his wife, Bill and Angie Brooks, Church Hill; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Melody Moody; and one sister, Nannie Hash, Independence, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Avery Nichols and Glen Moody officiating.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Pearl (Needham) Epperson

Pearl Epperson, 84, Kingsport, passed away on Monday, August 6th [2012] at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Ft. Blackmore, VA, she was a graduate of Sullivan High School. Pearl was very active in the churches she attended. Her work in Girl Scouts was also important; she was awarded the highest honor for volunteers. She courageously stepped forward in the 60's and took a leadership role in integrating Girl Scout day camps in Chattanooga. Pearl was accomplished in all forms of needlework. She was active in the Ceramics Class at the Kingsport Senior Citizens Center. She was a loving mother and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 60 years, Mack Epperson Jr.; parents, W. T. and Phinetta [Beard] Needham; and sister-in-law, Joan Gilmore.

Pearl is survived by her children, Carolyn Coates and husband, Gary of Kingsport, Maxine Epperson and partner, Lisa Strongin of Visalia, CA, Deborah Wessels and her late husband, Kenneth Wessels of Iowa City, IA, Mack Epperson III and wife, Debra of Washougal, WA, and Catherine Faller and husband, Dave of Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren, Leslie Rogers and husband, Sean, Amanda Cox and husband, Aaron, Jessica Coates and fiancé, Chad Boyd, Chris Darby and wife, Kerry, Graham Darby and wife, Kara, Emanuelle Wessels and husband, Mark Martinez, Victor Wessels and fiancée, Alison Redden, Mack Epperson IV and wife, Kori, and Stacy Larranaga and husband, K. C.; niece, Karen Gilmore; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 10th from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm with Dr. Donnie Brannen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, August 11th, at 9:00 am at East Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Nell (Ervin) Ervin

Nell E. Ervin, 96, of Weber City, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Brian Center in Weber City, VA.

Nell was a lifelong resident of Scott County. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ervin in 1996; on son, Daryl Ervin in 1961; two sisters; two brothers.

Survivors include her daughter, Janet Copeland of Alexandria, VA; sons, Buford Ervin and wife, Wanda of Weber City and Larry Ervin and wife, Norma of Locust Grove, VA; six grandchildren, Jill Ervin Hensley, Ashley Ervin, Kevin Copeland, Wendy Byrd, Melissa Gulley and Thomas Ervin; ten great-great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:45 pm on Tuesday November 15, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City.

Graveside services will follow at 2 pm at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Pallbearers will be Kevin Copeland, Thomas Ervin, Kent Ervin, Kenny Ervin, Gary Ervin, Bob Ervin and Ray Pendleton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Smith, Keith Ervin, Edgar Ervin, Jr. and Emmettee Craft.

Memorials may be sent to Manville Community Center, Gate City, VA, 24251.

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

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jean (Darnell) Ervin

September 6, 1936 - October 5, 2013

Weber City, Virginia - Betty Jean Ervin, age 77, of Weber City, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

Betty was born and resided in Scott County, Virginia her entire life. She retired from teaching after 30 plus years and felt extremely blessed to have been a part of so many children's lives. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and friend to all who knew her.

Preceding her in death are her parents, T.M. and Lauda Darnell; infant sister, Mary Margaret Darnell and one brother, Charles T. Darnell.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, Bernie Ervin; one daughter, Kristi Ervin; two sisters, Elsie Davidson and Ada Ruth Shupe and husband Sam; brother, Harold L. Darnell; sister-in-law, Frauke Darnell; special friend, Della McMurray; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2013 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Don Hanshew officiating.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in the Garden of Sermon on the Mount at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Betty Jean Ervin.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Blanche L. Ervin

WEBER CITY, Va. — Blanche L. Ervin, 94, of Weber City, passed away Tuesday (June 9, 2009).

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 15, 1915, to the late Andrew (Andy) Jackson Ervin and Alba Penley Ervin. She was employed by Masters Laundry for many years until their closing, and later she worked in housekeeping at Ramada Inn, before retiring. She was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, Blanche was preceded in death by her brothers, Lorn Ervin, Wrightly Ervin and Charles (Charlie) Ervin; sisters, Alice Ervin Bellamy, Sarah Ervin Head, Hulda Ervin Williams, Glayd Ervin and Olene Ervin McNew.

Surviving are a sister, Clarice Ervin Million, Weber City, Va.; brother-in-law, Fred H. McNew, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express special thanks to Blanche’s caregivers, Leslie Thompson (Lisa), Bambi Ramey (Maddie), and the entire staff of the Brian Center for their care and concern.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Music will be provided by Beth Ervin Shepard.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Ervin Cemetery, Copper Ridge, Manville Road. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers are Kenneth Ervin, Harland Ervin, Billy Williams, Shannon Calhoun, Glen Head, Babe Bellamy, Ron Brickey and Chad Gose.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ervin Cemetery Fund, c/o Charlene Brickey, 2520 N. Holston River Dr. Ext., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby Ralph Ervin

GATE CITY, Va. — Bobby Ralph Ervin, 68, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Jan. 23, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 5, 1940, he was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Faith Bible Tabernacle Church. He enjoyed singing in church and fellowship with his church family. Everybody at church called him their candy man.

He worked at Scott County Lumber Company for 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Monnie Musick Ervin and father, James Wrightly Ervin; step mother, Fannie Ervin; sister, Ruth Qualls; brothers, Dan Ervin and Howard Ervin.

Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Hazel Hammonds Ervin, Gate City, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Kelly Sexton, Gate City, Va., Sherry and Anthony Poole, Gate City, Va., Robin and Tony Grizzle, Gate City, Va.; two very special grandsons, who he loved dearly, they were his pride and joy, Bobby (Bee-Bo) Poole and Dillon (Dooley) Grizzle; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and James Fields, Gate City, Va., Lorene and James Carter, Gate City, Va., Wanda Edwards, Gate City, Va., Odas Qualls, Gate City, Va.; sister-in-law, Margaret Ervin, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends; special friends, James (Bud) Darnell and Jack Carter.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Sexton and the Rev. Eugene Sexton officiating.

Music will be provided by Mark, Eugene, Worley and Jean Sexton and Leanne Darnell.

Burial will follow the service at Ervin Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dave Ervin, Rick Fansler, Doug Edwards, Eddie Carter, Larry Fields, Jason Darnell, Mickey Darnell and Rickey Darnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Poole (Bee-Bo), Dillon Grizzle (Dooley), Billy Hammonds, Jack Carter, Dennis Grizzle, Freddie Barnette, James (Bud) Darnell.

Special thanks to Rita Fansler for all you’ve done to help.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charity Alice Ervin

Charity Alice Ervin, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lee Ervin, 536 Kinkead St., died at the University of Tennessee

Children's Hospital. Knoxville, at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Survivors other than her parents arc two sisters, Miss Connie Ervin, and Miss Faith Ervin, both of Kingsport; one brother, Ronnie Ervin, Kingsport; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frank

Zuza, Marathon, Fla.; paternal grandfather, Leon Ervin;

Marathon, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Musser, Gate City; maternal grandfather, Jacob Wolfe, Kingsport; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Stevens, Pine Knot, Ky.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Quillen Cemetery with Rev. G.B. Peters officiating. The

family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday night.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times / Friday, September 12, 1975)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Edward "Charlie Edgar" Ervin

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

GATE CITY — Charles Edward "Charlie Edgar" Ervin, 88, of Route 1, Manville, following an extended period of declining health, entered into rest, surrounded by his family, Friday (Nov. 7, 2008).

Charlie was born on Jan. 11, 1920 in Scott County, Va. He worked at the Kingsport Glass Plant and later owned and operated Ervin's Service Station for 27 years. After retirement from the service station, Charlie was able to enjoy his love of farming, fishing, walking with his long-time companion "Fiesty," being with family, and visiting friends and neighbors. He was a member of Alley's Chapel Church and until his failing health he attended faithfully.

He was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 52 years in 1997, Frances Marie (Queen) Ervin; his parents, Andy and Alba Penley Ervin; brothers and sisters, James Wrightly Ervin, Lorne Ervin, Olene McNew, Hulda Williams, Sarah Head, Alice Bellamy, Glad Ervin; and many dear friends and extended family loved ones.

Surviving are his daughter Charlene and husband, Ron Brickey whom he thought of as a son, Kingsport; his sons, Kenneth Ervin and wife, Audrey, Weber City, Va. and Harland Ervin and wife, Rosa Lee, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Josh Ervin, April Ervin, Beth Shepard and husband, Andrew, Timmy Hensley and wife, Tammy; and five great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Blanch Ervin and Clarice Million; and his brother-in-law, Fred H. McNew, who was like a brother to him; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and extended family.

Charlie's family wishes to thank the many friends and staff at the Brian Center for their kindness and compassionate loving care of their dear Dad.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Music will be provided by Beth Shepard and friend.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ervin Cemetery, Copper Ridge, Manville Road. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers are Jack Hammond, Roy Hammond, Rick Fansler, Roger Forbis, Larry Jones, and Babe Bellamy.

Honorary pallbearers are Billy Williams, H.C. Ervin, Bob Ervin, and Fred McNew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the Alley's Chapel Scholarship Fund, c/o Wanda McConnell, 1144 Sorrel Creek Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Mae Darnell Ervin

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Georgia Mae Darnell Ervin , 63, Route 1, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (June 1, 1999) at her residence after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late George M. in 1978 and Callie M. Darnell in 1998. She retired from Arcata Graphics as a book picker. She had sung with the Ervin Trio and was a member of Alley Valley Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lee Darnell.

Surviving are her husband, Howard Ervin , Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Deborah Ervin , Gate City, Va.; grandson, Calvin W. Williams Jr., Kingsport; great-granddaughter, Cassandra (Cassie) Williams, Kingsport; sisters, Shirley J. Lawson, Virginia K. Grizzle and Carolyn S. Frazier, all of Gate City, Va., and Kathy Ann Sexton, Yuma community; brothers, James Edward Darnell, Charles Fred Darnell, Hubert Dean Darnell, all of Gate City, Va., and Earl Monroe Darnell, Yuma community; 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 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Willie Neeley and the Rev. Lennis France officiating. Music will be provided by the Holder Family.

Burial will be at the Ervin Cemetery, Manville community. Pallbearers will be Calvin Williams, Rick Fansler, Scotty Fansler, Eddie Carter, Tony Grizzle, Ray Leonard Jr., Larry Fields and Doug Edwards.

Submitted by Don Lane

Harry "Ray" Gilmer Ervin

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Harry "Ray" Gilmer Ervin, 64, entered into rest on Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at his residence.

Mr. Ervin was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 17, 1936. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Musick Ervin, 1990; and his father, Lorn Lee Ervin, 1991.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Lane Ervin, Gate City; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Jeanette Ervin, Kingsport, Jeff and Joyce Ervin, Lynchburg, Va.; son, Joshua Lee Ervin, of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Wrightly Rhoton, Patsy and Jack Carter, both of Gate City; three grandchildren, Todd Ervin, Michael Ervin and Nicole Ervin; one great-granddaughter; three nieces, one nephew and many friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Luther Presley and the Rev. Justin Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Ervin Cemetery, Copper Ridge.

Pallbearers will be Brad Carter, Todd Ervin, Johnny Campbell, Douglas Edwards, Bill Stone and Dennis Neeley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Williams, Jay Edwards, Bill Horton, Steve Horton, Kelly Sexton, Roger Carter and Rick Neeley.

Family will be meeting at the funeral home to go in procession for the graveside service at 10 a.m.

Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel Frances (Matlock) Ervin

March 21, 1935 - July 16, 2013

Hazel Frances Ervin, 78 of Weber City, VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, VA, Frances had lived in Weber City for most of her life. She was a member of Kaylor’s Chapel Church and sang with the Lee Smith Singers for 24 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Bessie Cox Matlock.

Frances is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bob Ervin of the home; son, Ricky Ervin of Weber City; sister, Patsy Winegar and husband Wayne of Clinchport; brother, Charles Matlock and wife Sue of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 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 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by Kenneth Davis.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Winegar, Tim Gibson, Mike Peters, Mike Ervin, Bud Darnell, Kay Pierson and Bill Osborne.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Wellmont Hospice and the 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall for the special care they gave to Frances.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Matlock, Brickey, Summey, Cox, Salling, Williams, Flanary)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Maloy "Howard" Ervin

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Maloy "Howard" Ervin, 71, of Route 1, Manville community, passed away Thursday (Dec. 2, 2004) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County on Nov. 17, 1933 and was the son of the late Wright and Monnie Musick Ervin. Mr. Ervin was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Georgie Mae Darnell Ervin in June 1999; stepmother, Fannie Finch Ervin; sister, Ruth Qualls; and brother, Don Ervin.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbie Casteel Ervin, Gate City, Va.; grandson and wife, Calvin and Amber Williams, Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Karsyn, Tanner, and Cassie Williams; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda Edwards, Shirley and Jim Fields, Lorene and James Carter all of Gate City, Va; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Hazel Ervin, Gate City, Va.; special friends, Shirley Lawson, Charlie Ervin, Jack Carter, and Virginia Grizzle, all of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Willie Neeley and Rev. Tommy Holder officiating. Music will be provided by The Holder Family.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Ervin Cemetery, Ervin Town community. Serving as pallbearers will be Calvin Williams, Mike Edwards,

Doug Edwards, Eddie Carter, Larry Fields, Daryl Edwards, Kelly Sexton, Scotty Fansler. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Poole, Tony Grizzle, Rick Fansler, Junior Leonard, Greg Fields, Bobby (Pedro) Poole, and Dillon Grizzle.

The family will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Submitted by Don Lane

Myra Emily (Gilliam) Ervin

GATE CITY , Va. - Emily G. Ervin, 96, formerly of Route 1, Manville community, departed this life Wednesday evening ( May 10, 2000 ) at Wexford House in Kingsport .

A native of Scott County , she was a homemaker and member of Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner Ervin in 1991; parents, Marcus L. (Doc) Gilliam and Sally Pendleton Gilliam; six brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Jean) Davis and Mrs. Lekah (Sue) Miller, both of Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bernie M. and Betty Ervin, William A. and Okie Ervin, both of Weber City, Va., and Kenny W. and Sandra Ervin, Wytheville, Va.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Polly McConnell and Mable Lane, both of Kingsport.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at the Ervin family cemetery, Manville , Va.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Randell Lynn Ervin

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Randell (Randy) Lynn Ervin, 58, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Friday, September 20, 2013 peacefully at his residence.

Randy was born in Oklahoma on September 29, 1954 to the late William Ervin and Shelby Pierson Ervin.

In addition to his father, his sister, Shelby Ervin and his brother, Billy Sam Ervin preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine Ervin, of the home; mother, Shelby Ervin, Rye Cove, VA; daughters, Amanda Kemp, Debra Jernigan and husband, Jerry, Melissa Wee and husband, Steven, Leanna Bartley and husband, Johnny; sons, Jamie Miller and wife, Leslie, J. Fred Sluss and wife Audra; brother, Mike Ervin and wife, Jamie; grandchildren, Greg Herron, Lexi and Nathan Wee, Brenda Castle, James Sluss, Paul Sluss, Ethan Garber, Stephan Miller, Olivia and Adam Bartley; along with several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and business associates.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00p.m., Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Stewart/Sluss Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA with Pastor Kevin Sanders officiating and Chris Holder providing the music.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Randy L. Ervin.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Verda Dell (Lane) Ervin

KINGSPORT - Dell Ervin (Verda Dell Lane) 86, of Kingsport, passed away at Wexford House Monday (June 1, 2007) after an brief illness.

She was born March 7, 1921, in Scott County, Va., and has resided in Kingsport for 60 years.

She was the valedictorian of the class of 1939 at Sullivan High School, a devout member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Worley and Betty Lane; her husband, Voy Allen Ervin; twin sister, Virginia Nell Lane Pendleton and seven other brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her sons, Kent Ervin and his wife Judy, Gary Ervin, Sam Ervin, all of Kingsport, Jim Ervin and his wife Cindy, Chuck Ervin and his wife Lisa, all of Raleigh, N.C.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Lynn Garden Baptist Church, 305 May St., Kingsport.

Services will be at 8 p.m. at Lynn Garden Baptist Church, with Rev. Micheal Wrye officiating.

Graveside services will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. where friends and family are asked to assemble at graveside by 9:45 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be given to Lynn Garden Baptist Church, 301 May St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your Dignity Memorial provider is serving the Ervin family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Fred "Bill" Ervin

Gate City, VA - William Fred "Bill" Ervin, 78, Gate City, VA passed away, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence.

Bill was born in Scott County, VA on February 23, 1934 to the late William Henry and Clara Gladys Christian Ervin. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and he was retired from Paramount Coal Company.

In addition to his parents, his daughter, Shelby Jean Ervin; son, Billy Sam Ervin; special grandson-in-law, Richard Hammond; sister, Ruby Pierson; brothers, James Darnell and Roy Darnell; and mother and father-in-law, Claude and Gladys Pierson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Ervin, Gate City, VA;

sons, Randy Ervin and wife, Nadine, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Mike Ervin and wife, Jami, Kingsport, TN;

grandchildren, Dawn Strickler and husband, Tom, Samantha Carter, Tabitha Bledsoe and husband, Jeff, Michaela Edwards, Amanda Kemp and husband, James, Debra Jernigan and husband, Jerry, Christy Loven and husband, Lloyd, Darren Dingus and wife, Carol;

great grandchildren, Sammy Ervin, Breanna Ervin, Gabriel Edwards, Sarah Darnell, Jordan Edwards, Alexis Bledsoe, Hunter Edwards, Skye Edwards, Elijah Bledsoe, Greg Herron, and Logan Loven, and Savannah Lyons; sisters, Verda Frazier and husband, Cecil, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Sue Smith and husband, Melvin, Beckley, WV, and Juanita Summey, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brothers, Robert Ervin and wife, Francis, Weber City, VA, Edgar "Bud" Darnell and wife, Ada, Nickelsville, VA, Donnie Darnell, OH, and Tommy Darnell and wife, Carolyn, Nickelsville, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Rye Cove Community Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Marvin Egan and Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating. Mike and Dottie Lane and Otis Lawson will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Pierson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Sammy, Greg, Jordan, Gabriel, Darren Dingus, Jeff Watson, and Michael Edwards will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be a host of preaching Brethren.

Bill's family would like to thank all his hospice caregivers and neighbors that helped during his illness.

The family requests that donations be made to Rye Cove Community Church, 1471 Rye Cove Memorial Road, Gate City, VA 24251 or to a charity of one's choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of William "Bill" Ervin.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Willie Dan Ervin

GATE CITY, Va. - Willie Dan Ervin, 49, Route 1, Gate City, Va., died Thursday (Feb. 27, 1992) at his residence after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wrightly Ervin in 1988 and Monnie Musick Ervin in 1943 and his stepmother, Fannie L. Ervin in 1986.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret L. Edwards Ervin, Gate City, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Johnny (Wanda) Edwards, Mrs. Odas (Ruth) Qualls, Mrs. James (Lorene) Carter and Mrs. James (Shirley) Fields, all of Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Howard Maloy Ervin and Bobby Ralph Ervin, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home or anytime at the residence, Route 1, Gate City, Va.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Ervin Cemetery, Route 1, Gate City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Andrea Greer Erwin

Andrea Greer Erwin, 55, of 1905 Patton Street, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 17, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and received her BS Degree in Business Management from Tusculum College.

Mrs. Erwin attended West View Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and needlepoint and loved taking care of her family.

Preceding her in death were her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herrald and Marcia "Pady" Erwin.

Surviving are her husband, Toney Erwin; one daughter, Melanie Erwin Jones and husband Todd of Kingsport; three sons, Anthony Greyson Erwin, Joshua Lee Erwin, and Joseph Foster Erwin, all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Ryan Alexander Erwin, Whitley Kate Jones, Skyler Greyson Erwin, and Jackson Todd Jones, all of Kingsport; her parents, Dallas "Buddy" and Dexal Greer of Kingsport; two sisters, Sharon Jordan and husband Francis of Pitkin, Louisiana and Colleen Frazier and husband Terry of Gate City, Virginia; sister-in-law, Melanie McAmis and husband Roger of Jonesborough, TN; brother-in-law, Mark Erwin and wife Karen of Goose Creek, SC; several nieces and nephews; and special aunts and uncles, Max and Bernice Epps, Bill and Jenny Washburn, Eunice and Mary Ruth Laster, Charlene Castle, Andrew and Jeorgia Greer, and Freda Greer.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Elder Burnice Sybert officiating.

(Some ancestral families in Scott Co – Spears, Hammonds, Lane)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Harold "Toney" Erwin

Harold "Toney" Erwin, 58, of Kingsport passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Toney was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and Northeast State. Toney was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in South Korea.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea Erwin; parents, Herald & Marcia Erwin; and father-in-law, Dallas Greer.

Toney is survived by his daughter, Melanie Jones & husband, Todd, Kingsport; sons, Greyson Erwin, Kingsport, Josh Erwin & wife, Megan, Abingdon, VA, Joe Erwin & fiancée, Sarah Faust, Kingsport; fiancée, Libby Jones, Kingsport; grandchildren, Ryan Erwin, Whitley Jones, Skyler Erwin and Jackson Jones; sister, Melanie McAmis & husband, Roger, Jonesborough; brother, Mark Erwin & wife, Karen, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Dexal Greer, Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Colleen & Sharon; several nieces & nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 on Sunday, April 15 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Hurd, Jr. Mowell, Brian Estep & Johnny Johnson.

(Some of wife Andrea’s ancestral families in Scott Co – Spears, Hammonds, Lane)

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

Submitted by Don Lane  

William Arley Ervin

October 20, 1933 - June 16, 2014

Gate City, VA - William Arley Ervin, 80, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, June 16, 2014 at Wexford House.

Arley was born in Scott County, VA on November 20, 1933 to the late Warner. and Emily Gilliam Ervin. He retired from Tennessee Eastman.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Sue Miller preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Okie Templeton Ervin, Gate City, VA; daughter, Debbie Boy, Kingsport, TN; sons, Huey Ervin and wife, Tammy (Falin), Nickelsville, VA and Greg Ervin and wife, Gayle (Vicars), Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Stacy Ervin and wife, Ginny, Shannon Boy, Bryan Boy and wife, Regina, Tarrah Boy, Luke Ervin, Laurie Ervin, Zachery Ervin and Chad Ervin, great grandchild, Lexi Ervin; sister, Jean Davis, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Kenny Ervin and wife, Sandra, Wytheville, VA and Bernie Ervin, Weber City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Noe officiating. Tarrah Boy will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2014 at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of William Arley Ervin.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Carlos Elmer Estep

Carlos Elmer Estep, age 54, of Boiling Springs, S.C., passed away Friday, Dec.16, 2005, of a heart attack.

He was a graduate of Twin Springs High School. He retired in 1998 from BMW Automobile Manufacturing Co. in Spartanburg, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bayes Estep (1976); and sister, Cara Alice Estep (1950), and an infant sister.

His survivors include his wife, Vickie Estep, of the home; a son, Michael Kevin Estep, Kingsport, Tenn.; a daughter, Connie Ann Estep Carr, Kingsport, Tenn.; mother, Ellen Estep, Gate City; brother, Clifford Estep, Gate City, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec.19 at 2 p.m. at Northbrook Baptist Church.

Burial followed at Springhill Memorial Gardens in Chesnee, S.C.

Source – Possibly Spartanburg Newspaper?
Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Arthur Estepp

July 30, 1918 - July 15, 2014

Clyde Arthur Estepp, age 95 of Gate City, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014.

Clyde was born on July 30th, 1918 in Scott County, Virginia to the late Elbert Martin Estepp and Maggie Louise Lane Estepp. He was a resident of Scott County his entire life. Clyde served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He is a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to being a full time farmer, Clyde worked and retired from AFG Glass Plant. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Clyde was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Clyde is preceded in death by four sisters, Nettie Bartlett, Claudia Spivey, Madge Boy and Annabell Lynch.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 years, Anna Ruth Peters Estepp; three daughters, Deborah E. Pendleton and husband Ronald of Church Hill, Janet L. McFarland and husband Danny of Sykesville, Maryland and Mary Ellen Carr and husband Barry of Kingsport; one son, Roger T. Estepp and wife Lucille of Gate City; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Hamilton, Tracy Mai and husband Cuong, Wesley Pendleton, Mark Estepp and wife Krista, Heather McFarland and Megan and Drew Carr; three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Liam Arthur and Creed; one brother, Harmie J. Estepp and wife Betty; and several nieces and nephews..

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Mark Estepp, officiating.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Garden of Everlasting Life at Oak Hill Memorial Park. (Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 12:45 PM.) Military Honors will be accorded by Kingsport Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 of the American Legion.

Pallbearers will include Wesley Pendleton, Ron Pendleton, Drew Carr, Barry Carr, Larry Bartlett and Jeff Estepp.

Danny McFarland and Gwendell Estepp will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Clyde during the difficult last stages of his life. A very special thank you goes to the nurses and staff of the third floor of Wilcox Hall at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center; each of whom cared for him with love and great thoughtfulness.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Clyde Arthur Estepp.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Loffie Cecil Estepp

GATE CITY, Va. - Pops passed over to the Golden Shore on Saturday (Aug. 1, 2009) at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1914 to the late Hiram and Angeline Estepp.

Cecil worked at the Eastman Kodak for 39 years and 9 months and had been happily retired for 33 years. Pops replaced his working career by gardening and joyfully leaving his produce on porches and in the hands of his family and friends. Pops lived a meaningful and full life. Rooted and grounded in Gods service, Cecil was the co-founder of the Manville Holiness Church. If there was ever any truth to the saying, I’ve never met a man I didn't like it could truthfully be said of Pops. Pops also never met a stranger, but if by chance he did meet someone he didn't know, it didn't take long to change that. Cecils smile and joyful disposition will be missed greatly.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister; and four brothers.

Cecil Estepp is survived by his wife of 72 years, Blanche Hammond Estepp of the home; two daughters, Betty Hood and husband, Hubert and Dana Tipton and husband, Paul; four grandchildren, Sherry Henry Christian and husband, Rev. Phillip, Marquita Templeton and husband, O.C., Scottie Hood and wife, Sonya and Shelda Hensley and husband, Pat; eight great-grandchildren, Brad Christian, Ben Christian, Josh Steadman, Carlee Hobbs, Lyndsay Gail Hood, Jake Hood, Candice Hensley and Cheyene Hensley; three great-great-grandchildren, Mason, Austin and Kyler Christian; two special nieces, Judy Broadwater and family and Pat Robinson and family; along with an enumerable host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23 N, Weber City or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Phil Christian, Pastor Jonathan Lovelace and Pastor Garland Tipton officiating.

Music will be provided by the Christian Family.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Josh Steadman, Joey Broadwater, Jessee Broadwater, Scottie Hood, Pat Hensley, J.B. Broadwater, Lawson Robinson, O.C. Templeton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Keith Davidson.

The family wishes to extend their greatest appreciation to Dr. Lesley Jones for her compassionate and professional care.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Estep, Hood, Lane, Adams, Williams, Bates, McDavid, Wolfe)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Maggie Louise (Lane) Estepp

GATE CITY -- Maggie Louise Lane Estepp, 72, of Route 1, Gate City, died early Sunday [9/3/1967] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a member of Jennings Mission Church of Jesus Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Elbert M. Estepp; three daughters, Mrs. L. K. Spivey, Mrs. George E. Lynch, and Mrs. Hugh L. Boy Jr., all of Gate City; two sons, Clyde A. Estepp, Harmie J. Estepp, both of Gate City; four sisters, Mrs. H. H. Reed, Mrs. F. H. Reed, both of Gate City, Mrs. Minnie Winegar of Bakersville, N.C., Mrs. Lizzie Hammond of Gate City; five brothers, Charlie Lane, John Lane, Carson Lane, and Dee Lane, all of Gate City, Joe Lane of Kingsport; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Jennings Mission with the Rev. George Ragle, the Rev. Lester Webb, and the Rev. P. R. Benton officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence al 11 a.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home.  It will be taken to the church one hour before services.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, September 4, 1967)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Martha Ellen (Fields) Estep

Mrs. Martha Ellen Estep, "Ellen", 78, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Estep was born in Scott County, VA on March 29, 1933, the daughter of the late Arthur and Venus Lark Fields.

Ellen worked as a waitress in many local restaurants, and she was a great animal lover having taken in many over the years.

In addition to her parents, Arthur Fields (1982) and Venus Fields (1988 [1998]) she was preceded in death by her husband, Bayse Estep (1977); son Carlos Estep (2005); and brother Jack Fields (2000).

She is survived by her son, Clifford Estep and wife, Janet, Gate City, VA; daughter-in-law, Vickie Estep, SC; grandchildren, Heather Estep, Gate City, VA, Celesa Broadwater, Gate City, VA, and Tyler Estep, Gate City, VA; great grandchildren, Nora Estep and Clay Broadwater; friends who are like family, Wilber and Nat Craft, Sandy Lester, and Kim Khabr.

The family will receive friends from 3- 5 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 201 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son. A memorial service will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Following the wishes of Mrs. Estep, her body was cremated.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Martha Ellen Estep.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mazella (Baldwin) Estep

COEBURN, Va. - Mazella Estep, 92, died Wednesday, ( June 20, 2007 ), in Mountain View Regional Medical Center .

She was a charter member of the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Lee Estep; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Jack McElroy; brothers, Ben and Claude Baldwin; and a sister, Ethel Taylor.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Roy Smith, Coeburn, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Nedra Estep, St. Paul, Va.; son, Danny Estep, Coeburn, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Brown, Middleton, Ohio; special niece, Shelby Evans, Hermitage, Pa.; several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ralph McFarland and Rev. Nathaniel Maggard officiating.

Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Greenwood Acres Cemetery , Coeburn , Va. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Noah S. Estep Sr.

ANDERSON, Ind, - Noah S. Estep Sr, died Saturday (May 16, 1992) at St. John's Medical Center in Anderson.

He was a former resident of Norton , Va. and was a veteran of 'World War II. He retired from The Virginian's Upholstery Shop in Anderson after 25 years of operation.

He attended the Freewill Bap­tist Church in Anderson and the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church in Norton.

Surviving are his wife, Maude Dean Estep; three sons, Charles Estep, Valinda, Calif., Noah Estep Jr., Muncie, Ind. and Frank Estep, Rowland Heights, Calif.; two daughters, Peggy Hunt and Mary Cripe, both of Anderson; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Estep, Norton; one half­-brother, Emmett Estep, Coeburn; and one half-sister, Martha Sex­ton, Coeburn.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hagy Funeral Home in Norton.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church in Norton with the Rev. Fred Ramey offici­ating.

Burial will be in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton with VFW Post 4301 of Norton and DAV Chapter 56 of Wise conduct­ing military grave site rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nora A. (Estep) Pike

NORTON, Va. - Nora Estep Pike , 92, died Monday ( May 17, 1999 ) in Norton Community Hospital . She was a member of the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church and a resident of the Ramsey area of Norton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Pike ; two sons, Thomas Pike and Johnny Lee Thompson; three daughters, Ruth Bevins, Callie Barlow and Lettie Lousie Pike .

Surviving are daughters, Nancy Pike , of the home, Dottie Mickles, Norton, Ruby Adams, Richmond, Va., Sylvia Dargatz, Seminole, Fla.; sons, Bobby Pike , Highland Springs, Fla., William (Buddy) Pike , Powhatan, Va.; 33 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. today at Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church .

Services will be condcuted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the church with the Rev. Fred Ramey, the Rev. Danny Mullins and the Rev. Randy Miller officiating.

Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery .

Hagy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Otta Blanche (Hammonds) Estepp

April 5, 1917 - August 22, 2013

Otta Blanche Estepp, “Granny” to everyone who knew her, joined “Pops” on the golden shore on Thursday morning August 22, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

She was born on April 5, 1917 to the late Worley and Mary Lane Hammonds. Granny was a lifelong homemaker, mother and friend to all. She loved young people and thus was called “Granny”. She was such a loving mother to so many, a seamstress and a patriarch in the Manville community in which she lived. She attended Manville Holiness Church for many years and currently attended Bethel Apostolic when possible.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Cecil, whom she was married to for 72 ½ years; four sisters and three brothers.

Blanche is survived by her two daughters, Betty Hood & husband Hubert and Dana Tipton & husband Paul, all of Gate City; four grandchildren, Sherry Christian & husband Rev. Phillip, Marquita Templeton & husband O.C., Scott Hood & wife Sonya and Shelda Hensley & husband Pat;

eight great grandchildren, Brad Christian & wife Kim, Ben Christian & wife Mandy, Josh Steadman & wife Heather, Carlie Hobbs, Lyndsay Gayle Hood, Jake Hood, Candace and Cheyenne Hensley; four great-great grandchildren, Mason, Austin, Kyler and Bentley Christian; two special nieces, Judy Broadwater & family and Pat Robinson & family; along with an enumerable number of friends.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City. Funeral services will follow in the chapel with Rev. Phil Christian, Rev John Lovelace and Pastor Garland Tipton officiating. Music will be provided by the Christian family.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Joey Broadwater, Jessee Broadwater, Mason Christian, Jake Hood, Josh Steadman and Scott Hood will serve as pallbearers. Keith Davidson, Lawson Robinson, Bo Broadwater, O.C. Templeton, Chris Davidson, Austin Christian, Kyler Christian and Bentley Christian will serve as honorary pallbearers. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:15 am.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hammonds, Lane, Rhoton, Tipton, Adams, France, Darter)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Stella P. (Akers) Estep

NORTON, Va. - Stella P. Estep, 81, died Friday ( Oct. 10, 2003 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Born to the late Charlie and Eliza Akers, she was a resident of Norton since she was a small child. She was the widow of Emmitt Estep, and was a member of Davis Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Ramsey.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie Joe and Reedy Estep of Gate City, Va.; and one granddaughter, Paige Estep.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton , Va.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at the Laurel Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday. Friends and family will gather at 10:30 Monday at the funeral home to then go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
|Submitted by Don Lane

Della Jane (Jones) Estepp

KINGSPORT — Della departed this life at Indian Path Medical Center on April 3, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Reece Jones Sr. and Sena Bell Russell Jones; brothers, Conley Ray, Ernest and Rufus; sisters, Dana Ruth Jones and Kate Kendrick; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth Jones, Lloyd Quillen and Lonnie Kendrick; and two infant sisters and one infant brother.

Della is survived by her husband, Robert Estepp of Kingsport; brother, James R. Jones, Jr. and wife, Elaine of Ryegate, Vt.; sisters, Louella Jones of Glade Springs, Va., Ruby Quillen of Kingsport and Lydia Jones of Church Hill; sister-in-law, Ruth Jones of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Della lived her life worshipping God on a daily basis. Her favorite hobby was cooking, but best of all she loved children. Her special love was her sister, Dana Ruth.

A celebration of life will be held at Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Gate City, Va., on June 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. under the direction of the Rev. Raymond Hammonds. James Jones, Jr. will give the eulogy.

Music will be provided by the Absher Trio, Jodi Hammonds, and the Rev. Gary Hunley.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Della Estepp.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donnie Ray Estep

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Donnie Ray Estep, 49, formerly of Scott County, Va., where he resided the majority of his life, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (May 28, 2009) at St. Thomas Medical Center in Nashville.

He was a self-employed painter for many years in this area. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angie Estep; his parents, Gene Estep and Janie Howington Estep; grandparents, Conley and Myrtle Estep; an aunt, Gennett Bolling.

Donnie Estep is survived by his children, Jordan Estep and Mikayla Estep; a sister, Brenda Bingaman; his niece, Tonya Addington; nephews, Michael Addington, Brian Addington and Andrew Shetterly; uncles, Jessie Estep and wife, Mary, Gerald Estep and wife, Freda; aunts, Gennell Tipton, Geneva McGlothlin, Joyce Addington and husband, Eugene; his girlfriend, Mary Miller; a special friend, Connie Pennington.

Friends may call anytime at the residence of the aunt, Joyce Addington.

A graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hall and Dingus Cemetery (Ft. Blackmore, Va.) with the Rev. Clayton Williams officiating.

Music will be provided by Lawrence Winstead and family. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Estep family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hubert Estep

KEOKEE, Va. — Hubert Estep of the Cox Creek community in Keokee, Va. was born in Keokee on Sunday, June 11, 1922 and passed away Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009) at the Bristol Memorial Hospital in Bristol, Tenn.. at the age of 86 years.

He had lived in Lee County, Va. his entire life. Hubert was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tip and Martha Estep; infant son, Ronald Estep; infant daughter, Glenda Sue Estep; two brothers, Jimmy and Paul Estep; and two sisters, June Gibson and Thelma Lark.

Hubert is survived by his wife, Margie Estep of the home; one son, Larry Estep of Keokee, Va.; two daughters, Jackie Oaks of Pennington Gap, Va., and Joyce Collins of Keokee, Va. Also surviving are one brother, Charlie Estep of Loveland, Ohio and one sister, Retha Baker of Big Stone Gap, Va.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. today until the time of service at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home sanctuary with the Rev. Bruce Brewer officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va. The family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Military rites will conducted by Local VFW’s and the Virginia National Guard Honors Team.

Province Funeral Home of 425 E. Morgan Ave., Pennington Gap, Va. 24277 is in charge of the arrangements. Our phone number is 276-546-2456.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James M. Estep

GATE CITY, Va. — (Loving Father, Grandfather, and Friend), James M. Estep, 95, entered into rest with the Lord on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 13, 2008).

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 13, 1912.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Callie Poston Estep Christian and Henry Estep; his loving wife; Nettie Hammonds Estep; infant son, James Henry Estep; granddaughter, Trina Georgina Gibson; and great grandson, Dustin Estepp; sisters, Vesta Williams, July Tipton, Ester Speers and Gladys Darnell.

J. M. is survived by his children, Nora Wallace, Johnny and Dora Estepp, Lorine Harless, Virginia and Bill Davenport, Sue Gibson, Phyllis and Carlos Gibson, Terry and Leonard Davenport, Jackie Gillenwater and friend, Mike Ellis, Randy and Martha Estepp; two brothers, Ben Christian and Everet (Chris) Christian; one sister, Clayla Grogan.

He is also survived by 43 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. G. W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by family and friends.

Military gravesides services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post Hammond Post #265 and Gate City Post #3. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are Shane Miller, George Ison, M.A. Lunsford, George Maddux, Jerry Broadwater, B.J. Broadwater, Tony Street, and Jim Addington.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Wellmont Health Systems, Amedysis Home Health, Mountain Region, Dr. Wolfe and Staff, the Scott Co. Life Saving Crew, Shane Miller and many other friends who have shown so much love and support.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Estep family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carl Estepp

TALBOTT, Tenn. - Carl Estepp, 90, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 4, 2003) at his home.

He was born on the family farm in the Manville community of Scott County, Va., to Hiram P. and Angeline Estepp on Nov. 6, 1912. He was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his his wife of 53 years, Lucille Boy Estepp; brothers, Audley and Garland Estepp; sister, Norma Bailey; and son-in-law, Fred Stirewalt.

Surviving are a daughter, Helen Stirewalt, with whom he made his home; grandchildren, David Trent and wife Karen of Drakesboro, Ky., and Melissa Watts and husband Mike of Jefferson City; great-grandchildren, Eric and Amanda Watts of Jefferson City, Eddie Trent of Drakesboro, Ky.; brothers, Cecil Estepp of Gate City, Va., and Elbert Estepp of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Coy Warren and the Rev. Bill Crider officiating.

Interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Jefferson Memorial Garden.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elbert Robert Estepp

KINGSPORT - Elbert Robert Estepp, 80 of Kingsport, went home on Saturday, (April 21, 2007), to be with his Heavenly Father after a lengthy battle with cancer.

At his side was his family and close friends, echoing the values that he so dearly treasured in his life. He was a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather and trusted advisor who will be dearly missed by all whom he touched.

Born on June 17, 1926 in Scott County, Va., he had spent his early years on the farm outside Manville. He later moved to Kingsport, where he met his beloved wife of 55 years, Pauline Louise (Godsey) Estepp and found a full-filling career at Eastman Kodak where, after 42 years of dedicated service, he retired in 1986.

Elbert's enjoyments included outdoor activities (such as gardening), church activities and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Angeline (Bates) Estepp; sister Norma Bailey; brothers, Audley, Carl and Garland Estepp.

He is survived by the love of his life, Pauline Godsey Estepp; his loving children, daughter, Jennifer Ramey and husband, Jerry; son, Stanley Estepp and wife, Regina all of Kingsport; grandsons, Jeremy Ramey and Eric Estepp; brother, Cecil Estepp and wife, Blanche of Gate City; his close nephew, Tony Estepp and wife, Nanette of Gainesville, Fla.; and many other loved nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Reservoir Road Baptist Church, 1817 Seaver Road, Kingsport, Tenn. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Funeral service will be held at the church at 7 p.m. with Rev. Keith Smith, Rev. Jerry Ramey and Rev. Lamar Herndon officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Reservoir Road Baptist Church, 1817 Seaver Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Ezra Estepp

March 6, 1932 - January 24, 2014

Robert Ezra Estepp, age 81, of Gate City, VA passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. Born on March 6, 1932 Mr. Estepp retired from Kingsport Foundry as an Iron Worker, after 27 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isacc Marion Estepp and Annie Jennings Estepp; step-father, Charlie M. Hammonds, also his first wife, Pearl Wade Estepp and his second wife, Della Jones Estepp; two sons, Ricky and Robert Estepp; three sisters, Sallie Hammonds, Mattie Edna Hammonds and Thelma Marie Estepp; one brother, Charlie Estepp and a half-brother, Lonnie Edgar Hammonds.

He is survived by one son, Anthony Estepp Knoxville, TN; one sister, Shirley E. Lane and husband J.D. Gate City, VA, a special nephew, Larry Estep, also several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 11 AM to 12 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA.

Funeral service will follow at 12PM with Rev. Dwayn Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at Gravley Hill Church Cemetery, Clinchport, VA. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the doctors and staff of Brookhaven Manor and the staff of Wellmont Holston Valley ICU and Wilcox Hall W-3.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is honored to serve the family of Robert Ezra Estepp.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lee Estep Sr.

WISE, Va. - Robert Lee Estep Sr., 87, went home to be with the Lord Monday (Nov. 8, 2004) after a period of declining health.

Born in Wise County on Feb. 27, 1917, he was the son of William and Ona Estep. Lee lived most of his adult life in the area, settling with his family on Glade Street in Wise in 1952.

He was a retired employee of Wise Coal and Coke Company and a member of the UMWA, District 28. He was a Master Mason of the

Suthers Lodge #259 AF&AM of Norton and received recognition in 1998 for 50 years of service.

Lee was of the Baptist faith and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. All his family adored him.

Preceding Lee in death were his loving wife of 60 years, Virginia Hall Estep; his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course; I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7.

Left to mourn his loss are his children, Violet and Warren Jones, William Roy and Deborah Estep, Roger and Debbie Estep, all of Wise, Va., Lee Jr. and Janeen Estep, Wendell, N.C.; grandchildren, Dr. Steven W. Jones, Kimberly Jones Coomer, Kevin Estep, Gina Estep Johnson, William Dax Estep, Zeb Estep, Kent Estep, Jeremy Estep, Amanda Estep and Ryan Estep; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Chase and Christian Coomer, Zachary Estep, Brandy J. Colson, Anna and Kristen Estep; a brother, George Ramey, Gate City, Va.; as well as a host of friends especially those he loved at Heritage Hall, Big Stone Gap.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. this evening.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Greg Sergent officiating.

Phyllis Culbertson will provide music.

Pallbearers will be grandsons. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation, American Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clarice (Candler) McConnell Estes

ABINGDON, Va. - Clarice McConnell Estes, 91, passed away Wednesday (July 12, 2006) at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va.

Born in Russell County, Va., she was the daughter of the late F. L. and Janie Candler. She made her home in Coeburn and later in Abingdon. She was a teacher in Wise County for many years at several different schools. She was active in the Coeburn United Methodist Church where she was the church organist and Brownie Girl Scout leader. After moving to Abingdon, she was a member of Abingdon United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl McConnell; second husband, Beverly Estes; infant son, Jimmy Lee McConnell; brothers, Paul and Grady Candler; and sons-in-law, Joe Kiser and Frank Alfred.

Survivors include daughters, Ruth Alfred, Nickelsville, Anne Hilton and husband, Gary, Abingdon, Mary Clabaugh and husband, "Bucky", Gate City, Marcia Estes, and husband, Steve Parkhurst, Dumfries, Va.; son, Charles McConnell, Coeburn/Abingdon; grandchildren, Paul Gregory Kiser, Gretchen Leigh Branch, Joseph K. Kiser, Kelly Alfred, Amy Dorsey, Beth Hubbard, Natalie McConnell, Charles McConnell, Hank Clabaugh and Matt Clabaugh; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Joshua, Rachel, Brandon, Alexandra Clarice, Anna, Will, Luke, Nathan and Caroline; sisters and brothers-in-law, Madge Greer, Martha Gilliam, Mary and Doug Whitesell, Lois and Kelly Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Coeburn United Methodist Church prior to the service.

Services will be held at the church at 8 p.m. today with Rev. Walter Weikel and Pastor Pete Perdue officiating.

Graveside committal and burial will be at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., on Saturday at 12 noon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coeburn United Methodist Church or Abingdon United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ollie Bell (Kendrick) Evans

April 21, 1921 - October 21, 2013

Ollie K. Evans, age 92, of Gray, TN, passed away very peacefully into the presence of her Savior, early Monday morning, October 21, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Scott County, VA, she was the oldest of five children born to late Loda and Alverda Franklin Kendrick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, A.B. Evans in 2001, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Wanda Kendrick, Tom and Emogene Kendrick, and one sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Earl Jessee. She graduated from Midway High School in 1940, where she played basketball all four years. After high school, she went to work for the Kingsport Telephone Company as a switchboard operator for four years. She then married and moved to Greene County with her husband.

Mrs. Evans loved working in her flowers, as well as gardening. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting. Her home was always open for anyone who came to visit and for anyone who wanted a good meal. She was well-known among her husband’s many hunting and fishing friends as the “best wild game cook” in Greene County. She is survived by her daughter and “son” –in-law, Lynda and Roy Tucker of Gray with whom she had resided the last two years. She is also survived by her two precious granddaughters and their husbands, Amy and Shane Darling of Elizabethton and Anna and Alvin Murphy of Erwin; six great-grandchildren, Dustin, Evan, Caitlin, and Preston Darling and Gracie and Will Murphy, one brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Galola Kendrick of Gray and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, Johnson City, with Roy Tucker officiating. Music will be provided by singers from Big Creek Freewill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service.

The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Greene Lawn Memory Gardens in Greeneville, TN with pastors Garry Eads and Tommy Griffin officiating. Active pallbearers will be Shane Darling, Alvin Murphy, Dustin Darling, Evan Darling, Brad Jackson and Wade Tipton. Honorary pallbearers are Jack White, Waylon Yokley, and Edwin (Pigeon) Cross.

Special thanks for the loving care shown to mom by nurses from JCMC 2200 and ICU 2900 and the nurses of Princeton Transitional Care.

Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 3604 (423) 610-7171 is serving the family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Kendrick, Franklin, Cleek, Willis, Quillin (2), Wood, Seaver)

Tetrick Funeral Home obituaries at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Edwina Kay (Gillenwater) Everett

Gate City, VA - Edwina Gillenwater Everett, 49, Gate City, VA entered eternal life Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN after a lengthy courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

Mrs. Everett entered earthly life August 17, 1962, born to Mabel Strong Gillenwater and the late Edwin Gillenwater. She was a member of Midway United Methodist Church, a veteran of the United States Army and Gate City Army National Guard, member of the Twin Springs High School Class of 1980, and Kingsport School of Practical Nursing. She lived in the Gate City area most of her life except for four years of active military duty in Germany.

In addition to her father, Mrs. Everett is preceded in death by nephew Clint McNew, and great nephew Jeremy McNew.

She is survived by her daughter, Ebone' Alyn Everett, Gate City, VA; son, Stephen Lee Everett, Gate City, VA; mother, Mabel Strong Gillenwater, Gate City, VA; sisters, Helen Carter and husband Dan, Mt. Carmel, TN, and Jeannie McNew and husband Jerry Sr., Gate City, VA; cousin, Eloise Dean and husband Clyde, who gives Ebone' a loving home; granddaughter, Savannah Everett; uncle, Fred Strong; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Everett family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Gate City Funeral Home in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel and other times at the residence of her mother, Mabel Gillenwater. Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Allen Karns and Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. April McNew and Tim Baldwin will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday May 3, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family asks for everyone to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 to go into procession to the cemetery. Military services provided by American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA, assisted by members of the VA Army National Guard Honor Guard.

The family would like to thank Community Living Center, Holston Manor, and Life Care of Gray for their loving and compassionate care of Edwina. Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (nationalmssociety.org), National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

Gate City Funeral Home is proud to serve the Everett family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

 

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