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Alpha (Massengill) Falin

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Alpha Massengill Falin, 83, Route 2, died Tuesday (May 19, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center .

She was born in Scott County and was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Clarence Falin; two sons and one daughter; and her parents, Lee and Susan Tate Massengill.

Surviving are two daughters, Elsie Butler, Duffield, and Glenna Sloan, Kingsport; one son, Levi Falin, Clinchport; 26 grand­children; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Anderson, Day­ton, Ohio, and Faye Sloan, Clinch­port; and one brother, Ray Massengill, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Nee­ley and the Rev. Olen Sloan offi­ciating.

Grandsons will serve as pall­bearers.

Burial will be in Tate Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Amanda Melvina (Hill) Falin

GATE CITY - Amanda Hill (Aunt Mandy) Falin, 83, mother of the late Gene Falin of Gate City, died Wednesday [7/17/1968] at 1:30 a.m. after a long illness.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Stewart of Gate City; Mrs. Margaret Benton of Kingsport and Mrs. Ella Lowe of Gate City. Also surviving are five sons, Oscar Falin of Erwin; Clarence and Roy Falin of Oak Ridge; Junior Falin of Campell, Calif., and Tom Falin of Palo Aito, Calif.  Also one half-sister, Mrs. Bettie Minnich of Kingsport.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Callie Marie (Starnes) Falin

GATE CITY, Va. - Callie Marie Falin , 73, Moccasin Avenue, departed this life early Tuesday morning (July 4, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a native of Scott County, a homemaker and attended Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Falin ; parents, Milligan Lee and Lizzie Culbertson Starnes; a sister, Maxie Dezarn; and a brother, Fred Starnes.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Lee and John C. Stanley, Gate City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Roger and Sue Falin , Gate City, Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Flanary, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mrs. Clala Alley, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald Large and the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Midway Community Cemetery, Route 2, Gate City. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Starnes, Robert Starnes, David Alley, Chuck Culbertson, Mike Culbertson, Gene Davidson and Jack Daugherty.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clora Vadus (Falin) Falin

Mrs. Clora Vadus Falin, 95, Duffield, VA entered into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Falin was born in Scott County, VA on August 17, 1916, the daughter of the late Johnny and Myrtle Watts Falin.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Balaam Falin; sons, Leonard Clay Falin and Bobby Falin; 4 brothers; 3 sisters, and 1 grandson.

She is survived by her daughters, Rosa Lee Williams and husband, Clell, Duffield, VA, Pauline Hammonds and husband, Claude, Duffield, VA, and Pearl Egan and husband, Roy, Duffield, VA; sons, Franklin Falin and wife, Carol, Kingsport. TN. and Ronnie Falin and fiancée, Nellie Barnette, Wise, VA; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Eden officiating. Way of the Cross will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Falin Cemetery in the Sloan Town community of Scott County, VA. 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 Clora Vadus Falin.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Denver Colorado Falin

GATE CITY, Va. - Denver Colorado Falin, 87, entered into rest with the Lord Tuesday (May 13, 2003) at the Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.

Born on March 22, 1916 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late Jim and Mary Page Falin. He was a very loyal and dedicated husband and father. He loved his family in the purest way.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America for over 65 years and retired from the Westmoreland Coal Company (District 28) in Wise County, Va. He believed in organized union labor.

After his retirement, Denver went to Mountain Empire Community College where he received his GED. Before his health failed him he was active in politics and was a positive advocate for human rights, equal rights and health care for all people and all ages.

He loved life and animals very much and through his kindness showed it. He will be missed but not forgotten.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Mobie Page Falin; son, Tommy Falin; and his sister, Nellie Reed.

Surviving are his son, Fritz Falin of Gate City, Va.; daughter, Priscilla Beasley of Florida; stepsons, Wayne Caudell and wife Bertie of Ohio, Jimmy Williams and his wife Joyce of Gate City, Va., and Richard Page of Arizona.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the family home in Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by the Speers Ferry Church Singers.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doris Rachel (McDavid) Falin

GATE CITY, Va. — Doris Rachel McDavid Falin, 81, Nottingham community, entered into eternal rest Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2008) at Lonesome Pine Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born on Nov. 29, 1926 in Scott County, Va. to the late John Ingle and Leona McDavid.
She was preceded in death by a precious son, Glenn Falin; sisters, Elsie Herron and Mary Sue Kilbourne; three brothers, John L. McDavid and C.A. McDavid and Lewis L. McDavid and one half brother, Ira McDavid.
Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful friend to all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Claude C. Falin, Gate City, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Stephenson and husband, Craig, Weber City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Falin and wife, Midge, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Warren "Shawn" McDavid, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two granddaughters, Cindy Francisco and husband, Matthew and Rachel Olinger and fiancé, Danny Beasley; two great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Atticus Francisco; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her daughter.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor J.W. Depew and Eckel Herron officiating.
Music will be provided by Gerald Compton.
Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Kenneth Herron, Kevin Herron, Michael Baker, Greg Baker, Scotty Kilbourne, Dr. Ladley will serve as pallbearers.
Joe Stewart, Eugene Kilbourne, Don Wright, Matthew Francisco, Danny Beasley, Mescal Baker, Mack Baker and Lloyd Porter will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Falin family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emmer (Falin) Falin

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Emmer "Memmy" Falin , 94, Route 2, entered into rest Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born March 3, 1905 in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Martha Falin .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ransom Falin ; daughter, Geneva Davis; sons, William Leslie Falin and Laranza Falin ; daughter-in-law, Lula Belle Falin ; sisters, Ruby Falin and Ethel Horton; brothers, Burl Falin , James Falin and Hezekiah Falin ; and three grandchildren.

Surviving are her daughter, Evelyn Falin , Clinchport, Va.; daughter-in-law, Ann Falin Lane, Duffield, Va.; son, Hansford ``Dassie'' Falin , Clinchport, Va.; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ella Falin , Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Balaam and Clora Falin , Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Falin Cemetery in Clinchport, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. for the graveside services.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eulas Randall “Randy” Falin

DUFFIELD, Va. - Eulas Randall “Randy” Falin, 37, entered into rest Wednesday ( April 7, 2004 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Randy was born in Sullivan County on March 27, 1967 and was the son of Evelyn Falin and the late, Elmer Ray Falin.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Emmer Falin and paternal grandmother, Alpha Falin.

Surviving is his mother, Evelyn Falin, Duffield, Va.; daughter, Kayla Marcum, Kingsport; sisters, Frankie Falin, Weber City, Va., Lora "Doodle" Wolfe, Kingsport, Scherrie Falin, Duffield, Va., and Debbie Kimberlin, Church Hill; brothers, Ricky Falin, Duffield, Va. and Denny Falin, Ohio; special friend, Linda Falin, Hiltons, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday ( April 10, 2004 ) at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother, Evelyn Falin.

Graveside services will be conducted following the visitation at the Falin Family Cemetery in Falin Hollow of Scott County, Va., conducted by Evangelist Kenneth Neeley.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Levi Leonard Falin

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Levi Leonard Falin, 64, entered into rest Thursday (Aug.14, 2003) at his residence.

Mr. Falin was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 14, 1939 and was the son of the late Alpha Massengill Falin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Marlyn Falin; sons, Rusty and Ronnie Falin; sister, Zelma Falin; and brothers, Elmer Ray Falin and "B.C." Falin.

Surviving are his two sons, Randy Falin, Indianapolis , Ind. , and Ricky Falin, Clinchport , Va. ; granddaughters, Vanessa Falin and Angel Falin; sisters, Glenna Sloan, Kingsport and Elsie Butler, Duffield , Va. ; 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 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Burial will follow the service at the Tate Family Cemetery in Speers Ferry, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Ann (Lawson) Falin

RODA, Va. - Lois Ann Falin , 69, died Friday (Feb. 19, 1999) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol.

Born in Scott County, Va., she lived most of her life in Roda, Va. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B. Edward Falin ; her father, John Lawson, and her mother, Evelyn Ethel Frazier.

Surviving are her sons, Richard Falin , Appalachia, Va., Carl Wayne Falin , Pennington Gap, Va., and Dave Falin , Dryden, Va.; daughters, Connie Kilbourne, Travelers Rest, S.C., Judy Morse, Slater, S.C., and Mary Miller, Indianapolis, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Bobbi Jean Brickey, Dayton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Rob Moore.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, West Wing, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at noon Monday. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lonnie Kenneth Falin

GATE CITY, Va. - Lonnie Kenneth Falin, 46, entered into rest Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at his residence.

He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., Oct. 31, 1956.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Gertrude Kimbler, James and Maudella Falin; and a sister, Carolyn Ann Falin.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Statzer "Sis" Falin, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Misty Nichole Falin, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Alan and Louisa Falin, Kingsport; grandson, Seth Mikal Taylor and another grandson due in November, Kenneth Micah Alan Falin; parents, Roy and Eula Falin, Clinchport, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jolene and Wayne Hurd, Clinchport, Va., Teresa and Earl Grizzle, Gate City, Va., and Cathy Falin, Jonesville, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Darrell and Annette Falin, Blountville, Jerry and Thelma Falin, Mt. Carmel and Ricky Falin, Kingsport; very special niece, Valerie Ann Statzer; special family member, Harold Byington; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at his sister's residence, Jolene Hurd, Clinchport, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home Pastor Clifford Pierson officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Johnson Cemetery, Robinette Valley community. The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mobie (Page) Williams Falin

GATE CITY, Va. - Mobie Page Falin, 85, East Carter Valley Road, departed this life Monday evening (Sept. 24, 2001) at her residence.

She was a native of Clinchport, Va., and retired from Gate City High School in 1976.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Page and Cordellia Barnette Page.

Surviving are her husband, Denver C. Falin, Gate City; sons, Richard P. Page, Phoenix, Ariz., Jimmy Williams, Weber City, Va., Fritz Falin, Kingsport; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Lottie Page, Weber City, Va.; special friends, James Smith and family, Frankie Winegar and family, Roy Jennings and family, Willard Williams and family, Roy Williams and family, Debbie Pendleton and Teresa France.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Noah Benjamin Falin

WEBER CITY, Va. — Noah Benjamin Falin, 27, of Weber City, Va., went home to be with his Heavenly Father unexpectedly on Monday night (Feb. 2, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Weber City, Va. Noah accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He had a free spirit never meeting a stranger and was a loyal friend to all who knew him. Noah had a genuine love for music and played a variety of instruments with the percussion being his favorite. He also enjoyed spending time on the computer and especially being with his family.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Ruth Day Price; his uncle, Darwin "Shawn" Price.

Noah Falin is survived by his mother, Norma Price Sampson and her husband, Gary (Kingsport); his father, Billy Joe Falin (Kingsport); a brother, Josh Lane and his wife, Johna (Weber City); his nieces, Tess Lane and Jayden Lane; a step-grandmother, Virginia Casteel; a stepbrother; and two stepsisters; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the brother, Josh Lane, 191 Legion St., Weber City, Va.

A celebration of Noah’s life will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Dice officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Polly Ann Falin

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- Polly Ann Falin, 57, died Friday morning at her residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , she was a retired waitress and homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Rosie) Sciber, Gate City; three sons, Gary Wampler Falin, Billy Joe Falin and Kenneth J. Falin, all of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. John (Loretta) Starnes, Gate City; one half-sister, Mrs. Linda Sexton, Gate City; one half-brother, Harry Stapleton, Gate City.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 4, 1986)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Roy Elmer Falin

ELIZABETHTON - Roy Elmer Falin, 63, Route 9, Elizabethton, died Tuesday (Jan. 28, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Myrtle Watts Falin.

Surviving are his wife, Cathy Falin, Brian Center, Weber City, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Clora Falin, Clinchport, Va.; one brother, William Bill Falin, Knoxville.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Olen Sloan officiating.

F'riends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Falin Cemetery, Clinchport, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Fayne Falin

GATE CITY, Va. - Roy Fayne Falin, 77, Kermit community, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Feb. 18, 2005) at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. (Kermit community), and was a member of Cowans Branch Baptist Church.

Mr. Falin retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1986 with 36 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Charles Falin and Neola Bellamy Falin.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Grimm Falin, of the home; sons, Fred Falin, Bill Falin and wife Virgie; daughter, Donna McMillan and husband Ron; grandsons, David, Steven and Daniel Falin; granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kyla McMillan; great-grandsons, Jacob, James and Jordon Falin; brother, Robert Falin and wife Janet; sisters, Eva Jane Martin and husband Bill and Geraldine Haddix and husband Raymond.

Calling hours are from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may call anytime at the residence (Kermit community).

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Salley and the Rev. Jeff Henderson officiating.

Burial will be immediately following the funeral service at Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons David, Steven and Daniel Falin along with Joe Williams, Jerry Kramer and Ronnie McMillan will serve as pallbearers.

Jack Roberts, Jim Williams and Wayne Wininger will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cowans Branch Memorial Fund, Route 3, Box 513, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda (Grimm) Falin

GATE CITY, Va. - Wanda Grimm Falin, 78, of Gate City, Va., passed away on Saturday, (July 9, 2005) at Bristol Hospice House in Bristol.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Cowan's Branch Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Mrs. Falin was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Roy Fayne Falin on Feb. 18, 2005; and her parents, William Charles Grimm and Margie Monroe Grimm.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Falin) McMillan and husband Ron of Kingsport; two sons, Bill Falin and wife Virgie of Gate City and Fred Falin; five grandchildren, David Falin and wife Amy, Steve Falin and wife Crystal, Daniel Falin and wife Barbara, Kyla McMillan and Kaitlyn McMillan; three great- grandchildren, Jacob Falin, Jordon Falin and James Falin; three sisters, Wilma Namendorf and husband Herbert of Goose Creek, S.C., Pauline Rogan and husband W.L. and Linda Starnes and husband Bill, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Steward Grimm and wife Juanita of Gate City and Kenneth Grimm of Michigan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Family and friends may also call anytime at the home of her son, Bill (Chaylbeate Springs community).

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m Monday with the Rev. Larry Tolley and the Rev. Jeff Henderson officiating.

Music will be by Jerry Fansler, Wanda Hensley, and Johnita Fansler.

Graveside services will follow in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cowan's Branch Missionary Baptist Church Library Fund or to the Catron's Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund.

The family extends a special thanks to all her caregivers especially Wellmont Hospice nurses, Frances Kramer, Dr. Douglas Springer and Dr. Edwin McElroy.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wilburn "Bill" Falin Jr.

ERWIN - Wilburn "Bill" Falin Jr., 79, entered into rest Thursday (March 3, 2005) at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif.

He was born in Sullivan County, Oct. 29, 1925, to the late Wilburn Falin Sr. and Amanda Hill Falin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Ruby Carolyn Falin and Janice Cirner, 2004; sisters, Lillian Stewart, Margaret Benton and Ella Mae Lowe; brothers, Oscar, Clyde, Clarence, Gene, Roy and James Edward Falin.

Mr. Falin was a member of the USS Augusta CA-31 Association and was a master of the Royal Secret of the 32 degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Cupertino, Calif., effective March 20, 1982, and also a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #939, Erwin, Tenn.

From Feb. 1944 to Feb. 1946 he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the flagship USS Augusta, carrying General Omar Bradley, leading the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and was also active in the invasion of South Africa.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States issued a lifetime membership for Post #9241, Georgetown, Calif., Post #113, San Leandro Lodge, Post #346, Palo Alto Roller Lodge, F&AM of California.

He was employed by the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto, Calif., from March 1946 until his retirement in Jan. 1984. During that time he was also a charter bus driver for Peninsula Charter Lines of Palo Alto, Calif., until 1990.

Survivors include his wife, Zella Giles Falin; two daughters, Phyllis Loraine Falin, and Lynn Sue Liden; one brother, Charles Thomas Falin, all of Erwin; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence in Erwin. Masonic services will be held at 6:45 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m.Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley.

Music will be provided by Nancy Rhoton.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the VA Mountain Home Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. The family will meet at the VA Mountain Home Cemetery for the services.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Balaam Falin

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mr. William Balaam Falin, 94, Clinchport, Va. went home to be with the Lord on Saturday (July 8, 2006).

He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather who was loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Leonard Clay Falin and Bobby Falin; parents, Bill and Martha Sloan Falin; a grandson, five sisters; and five brothers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Clora Falin; three daughters, Rosa Lee Williams and husband Clell, Pearl Egan and husband Roy, Pauline Hammonds and husband Claude; two sons, Franklin Falin and wife Carol, and Ronnie Falin and Nellie; 12 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Ella Falin.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Olen Sloan and the Rev. Gary Sloan officiating.

Kenneth Davis will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Falin Family Cemetery in the Sloantown community of Scott County, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Coolidge Fannon

KINGSPORT — Harold Coolidge Fannon, born in Lee County of Stickleyville, Va. on April 19, 1925 to Charlie Franklin and Maggie Ross (Anderson) Fannon passed away on Feb. 7, 2008.

He was the 5th son, and the 12th child born to this union.His parents; seven sisters; and four brothers preceded him in death.He married Rosalie (Toby) Vaughn on Dec. 30, 1949 and had three children, Duwayne Charles Fannon and his wife, Johnnie who live in Wasilla, Ark., LaJuan and husband, Jim Casella, who lives in East Spokane, Wash., and their youngest daughter, Ramona Cole who lives in Kingsport. Harold had four grandsons; one granddaughter; five great grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. He also has 33 nieces and nephews from his brothers and sisters who all mourn his passing.

Harold attended elementary school in Stickleyville, Va., and high school in Pennington Gap, Va. His country, just as his loyalty toward his employers was never in question. Harold was patriotic, and his favorite phrase was, "You can never appreciate this counrty until you go to another country and compare it." He joined the Marines in 1943 and served until August 1946. He often said, the Marines made a man out of me! He was very proud of the time he served his country in Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Guam, and Guadalcanal. He was a member of the Americian Legion Post # 126 for over 40 years.

After this tour of duty he came home to help his father on the family farm for the next 4 years. Then he married Rosalie Vaughn and together they moved to Idaho in 1950 to manage a Honey Production and Fruit and Seed Pollination operation for his cousin, Grove A. Koger. He later worked for Irving Robinson Honey Company in the same field of work. Harold managed a 5400 acre seed farm located in Melba, Idaho for Robert L. Rice called Basin Land Company from 1963 to 1974. Every company held Harold’s knowledge in high regard. Being a farm enthusiast he learned and managed the irrigation and crop production from seed through harvest with long hours of work. He will long be remembered by the employers, and employees as a man of his word. When this farm was sold Harold continued with the new owners until he was offered a position to become an alfalfa seed specialist with North America Plant Breeders. He attended classes calling on farmers, giving out contracts, and checking alfalfa fields for progress, insect control, and irrigation from 1974 through May of 1990 when he retired.

Harold loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. Harold was a lifetime member NRA. His endeavors took him all over Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Virginia. Harold said many times that his most memorable hunting trip was when he and his son went Big Horn Sheep hunting in Alaska after he retired. Later in his life Harold became a Christian and was baptized on Sept. 29, 2003. He then decided he had too much "catching up" to do with the small acreage home place in Melba, Idaho near the Snake River. He had an orchard of apples, peaches, grapes, raspberries, and apricots, as well as many perennial flowers, which he tended with utmost care. On April 2005, Harold and Rosalie sold their property in Idaho and moved east to Kingsport, Tenn. in order to return to their roots and be closer to the family.

Our deepest thanks and gratitude to each of you who have given of themselves, their love and compassion in the care of our father, to make his last days here easier and more comfortable. And, also, for being there for us, with your boundless love and support every minute of every day, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

Special music will be by Rachel, Amanda, and Rebecca Morgan.

Military graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Fannon cemetery on Wallens Creek by the Charles DeWitt Byrd, VFW Post # 3382 Color Guard of Kingsport.

Pallbeares will be nephews, Cecil, Jimmy, Otis, and Morgan. Neighbors, M.D. Gillenwater and George Livingston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Red Hill Memorial Church Building Fund, 1200 Powell Mountain Road, Duffield, Va. 24244.

Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

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Echol V. Fansler

YUMA, Va. — Echol V. Fansler, 88, of Yuma, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning ( July 15, 2009 ) at Vanderbilt Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Surgoinsville, but had lived the majority of his life in Scott County , Va. Echol retired from the Eastman Kodak with over 23 years of service. Mr. Fansler loved to work on lawnmowers in his garage.

He was a member of Shelby Creek Primitive Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Winegar Fansler; a brother along with an infant sister.

Echol Fansler is survived by his sons, James D. Fansler (Gate City, Va.), Ronald Fansler and his wife, Kim (Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.); his grandchildren, Nicky Griffin and her husband, Gerald, Tony Fansler and his girlfriend, Dee Dee, Randy Fansler and his wife, Amanda, Adam Fansler and his wife, Amanda, Allen Williams and Anthony Williams; his great-grandchildren, Chandra Griffin and Alex Fansler; his special nieces, Louella Williams and Viola Adams; along with several additional nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. or anytime at his residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Eckel Head and Elder Harold Head officiating. Music will be provided by Rejoicing Hearts and Quinton Thacker.

A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Powers Cemetery ( Robinette Valley ) with Adam Fansler, Randy Fansler, Tony Fansler, Gerald Griffin, Anthony Williams and Chris Selph serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Williams and Alex Fansler.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Fansler family.

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Gladys (Winegar) Fansler

GATE CITY, Va. - Gladys Winegar Fansler, 75, Yuma community, surrounded by her loving family left this life for her Heavenly Home Thursday ( July 27, 2000 ) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Gladys was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 13, 1924 to the late Albert and Pearlie (Powers) Winegar. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be missed by everyone who knew her.

She was a member of Shelby Creek Primitive Baptist Church .

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Marcia Head, Ruby Head and Bessie Allen; and three brothers, Vernon Winegar, Richard Winegar and Lester Winegar.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Echol Fansler, of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law, James D. Fansler, Gate City, Va., and Ronald and Kim Fansler, Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Gerald (Nicky) Griffin, Gate City, Va.; a great-granddaughter, Chandra Griffin, Gate City, Va.; four grandsons, Tony Fansler, Gate City, Va., Randy and Adam Fansler, Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Allen and Anthony Williams, Surgoinsville; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Winegar, Clinchport, Va.; two special nieces, Mrs. Viola Adams, Church Hill and Mrs. Louella Williams, Surgoinsville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Echol Head and Elder Harold Head officiating.

Music will be by Quinten Thacker.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Powers Cemetery in Robinette Valley .

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Tony Fansler, Randy Fansler, Adam Fansler, Allen Williams, Anthony Williams, Gerald Griffin and Mike Adams.

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Heather Christine (King) Fansler

KINGSPORT — Heather Christine King Fansler, 29, of Kingsport, passed away July 3, 2009, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Heather graduated from Sullivan South High School in 1997. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from ETSU in 2002 with a minor in Special Education. She was a volunteer and co-leader with Girl Scout Troop 169. Heather was talented in piano, guitar and voice. Heather was greatly loved by her family and will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Baby Fansler; maternal grandparents, Robert and Mattie Christian Davidson; and paternal grandparents, Collie R. King and Stella Southerland King.

Heather is survived by her husband, Scotty Lynn Fansler of the home; daughter, Emily Faith Fansler of the home; parents, Wayne and Barbara Davidson King of Kingsport; sister, Robin Repass and husband, Bernd Neudecker of Littleton, Colo.; brother, Bobby Repass of Kingsport; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ricky and Rita Qualls Fansler; grandparents-in-law Odas Qualls, Orville and Pauline Fansler.

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

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Orville Rogers and the Rev. Todd Jennings officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Ervin Family Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Doug Edwards, David Edwards, Michael Hale, B.J. Hutson, Brandon Derting and Dustin Nunley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Nunley and Bobby Repass.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Heather Christine King Fansler.

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Connie Mack Farmer Rev.

(First wife has many ancestors in Scott Co.)

ABINGDON, Va. — Rev. Connie Mack Farmer, 70, died peacefully at Grace Health Care in Abingdon on Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) with his family gathered around him.
Connie Mack was born on Aug. 23, 1938 in Pulaski, Va. to Rev. Raymond Farmer and his wife, Pauline. He graduated from Hiawassee College, East Tennessee State University and received his Master’s of Divinity Degree from Emory University. He served his country in the United States Air Force in Alaska during the Cuban Missile Era.
Before he retired in 2000, Connie Mack served several churches in both the North Georgia and Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. His church affiliation following his retirement was with the Pleasant View United Methodist Church in Abingdon where he served for a time as Minister of Visitation.
He was a very active member of both the United Emmaus and the Highlands Emmaus communities where he served for many years as a spiritual director. Connie Mack’s legacy will be his infectious smile, his quick wit, and his deep faith.
Connie Mack is survived by Barbara, his loving wife and caregiver of 23 years. He is also survived by his former wife, Lou Ann Farmer of Weber City, Va. and their two children, David Farmer (wife, Kay) of Blountville and Susan Edwards (husband, Glenn) of Lexington, N.C. In addition, he is survived by two step-daughters, Diana Largin of Galax, Va. and Mandi Howard (husband, David) of Bristol, Va.; two grandchildren, Clayton and Sarah Farmer of Blountville; and four step-grandchildren, Scott and Samantha Howard of Bristol, Va. and Jennifer and Michael Largin of Galax.
His family is deeply grateful to the entire staff of Grace Health Care in Abingdon for the loving and excellent care Connie Mack received during his 14 month stay there. They are also indebted to Wellmont Hospice for the care given to him during the last three weeks of his life.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Pleasant View United Methodist Church with the funeral following at 8 p.m. The Rev. Jim Goddard and the Rev. Aubrey Whitlow will officiate.
The committal service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Serenity Garden Mausoleum located at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the mausoleum Wednesday by 10:45 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Clayton Farmer, Scott Howard, Dennis Hayes, Jeff Grubb, Tommy Ballard, and Terry Lineberry.
Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Adkins and Guy Warner.
Memorial contributions in Connie Mack’s memory may be made to the CADASIL Foundation, 3605 Monument Drive, Round Rock, Tex. 78681; Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, Tenn. 37620; or Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Va. 24210.
The Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Connie Mack Farmer.

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Earl Taze Farmer

WEBER CITY — Earl Taze Farmer, 73, of Weber City, Va., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday (March 13, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Earl graduated from Dungannon High School. He loved music of all kinds and never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Keith Farmer; his parents, Robert Arthur Farmer and Lola Blevins Farmer.

Taze Farmer is survived by his son, John Farmer and wife, Angie (Weber City, Va.); his grandsons, Alexander Taze Farmer and Zachary Gage Farmer; a sister, Lou Ann Farmer (Weber City, Va.); a brother, Don Farmer and wife, Bobbie (Norton, Va.); along with several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (March 15, 2009) at Scott County Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday (March 15, 2009) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Pierce officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday (March 16, 2009) at noon at Holston View Cemetery with David Farmer, Clayton Farmer, David Keith, Ronnie Flanary, Sam Farmer and Steve Farmer serving as pallbearers.

His friends at the Lazy-Time Pickin Parlor will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2278, Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

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Mozell (Skeen) Farmer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Mozell Skeen Farmer, 83, of Nickelsville Va., who had lived in Dandridge and Clearwater, Fla., died Thursday (June 4, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Farmer attended Nickelsville United Methodist Church and Culbertson Chapel.

She was born in Scott County Va. Aug. 25, 1925 to the late Elbert (Ebb) and Wanda Smith Skeen. While living in Florida, she worked in the medical field and enjoyed her flower garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, H. P. and Mildred Skeen of Nickelsville.

Mozell Farmer is survived by two nephews and wives, Eddie and Robin Skeen (Nickelsville, Va.) and Dennis and Sandra Skeen (Castlewood, Va.); her two nieces and husbands, Jo Ann and Darrell Elam and Gay and Doyle Smith (both of Nickelsville, Va.); great-nephews, Michael Skeen, Todd Elam and his daughter, Lauren; great-nieces and husbands, Amber and Rhea McConnell and Sabrina and William Monk.

A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

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

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Peggy Lee (Keith) Farmer

WEBER CITY, Va. - Peggy Lee Keith Farmer, 66, of Holston Terrace, departed this life Saturday afternoon (Aug. 11, 2001) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weber City after a lengthy illness.

She was a retired medical assistant with Dr. Allen Exum. She was a homemaker and an active member of Holston View United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stewart Baker Keith and Lillian Vesta Dockery Keith.

Surviving are her husband, Earl Taze Farmer, Weber City; son and daughter-in-law, John Taze and Angela A. Farmer, Weber City; grandson, Alexander Taze Farmer, Weber City; sisters, Ina Faye Donelson, Kingsport, Nancy Genell Smythers, Hillsville, Va., Margaret Joan Dorton, Castlewood, Va., Freda Gay Elam, Vicksburg, Miss., Anna Rhes Whetsel, Annapolis, Md.; brothers, Larry V. Keith, Gate City, Va., Garry E. Keith, Piney Flats, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holston View United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Bob Copeland and the Rev. Rick Howard officiating.

Music will be by the church choir.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, at 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Zane Scott, David Farmer, Adam Keith, Ronnie Flanary, Ron Darnell and Scott Darnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Flanary and Charles Carter.

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Carrie Virginia (Starnes) Tate Faulkner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mrs. Carrie Virginia Faulkner, 86, Louisville, died early Friday morning in Louisville after a long illness.

A native of Scott County Va., and the daughter of the Creed S. and Emily Horton Starnes, she is survived by her husband, William F. of Louisville; two sons, James S. Tate of Louisville and Charles D., Rochester, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. M. E. Carter of Orange, Va., Mrs. T. J. Taylor of Gurney, Ill., Mrs. J. F. Snodgrass of Gate City, and Mrs. Howard Andrew of Aberdeen, Md.; two brothers, T. E. Starnes, Pearisburg, Va., C. N. Starnes, Piney Flats; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home in charge.

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Funeral Services for Carrie Faulkner, 86, Louisville, Ky, will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Copeland and Dr. Edwin C. Berwanger officiating. Burial will follow in the Prospect Church Cemetery . Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Gate City Funeral Home in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, June 6, 1976)

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Pauline A. Fawbush

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

WEBER CITY, Va. — Pauline A. Fawbush, 79, passed away Thursday morning (Oct. 30, 2008) at Brian Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 14, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Enoch Arrington and Maudie Bledsoe Arrington. She was a homemaker and was a member of Ida Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Fawbush; sisters, Reba Pierson, Evelyn Bledsoe and Mabel Arrington; brother, Elmer Arrington; and an infant brother.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Hensley and husband, Kenneth, Weber City, Va.; sons, Eddie Fawbush and wife, Debbie, Hiltons, Va., James Fawbush and wife, Joretta, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Anita Douthat, Kingsport, Tony Rhoton and wife Janet, Charlotte, N.C., Mathew Fawbush, Gate City, Va., Clint Fawbush and wife, Jessica, Sicily, Italy, Jody Ann Fawbush, New York, N.Y., Johnita Marshall, Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Hannah Grace Douthat, Barrett Kinkead Rhoton and Julie Marshall; three step-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Casteel and husband, Frank, Weber City, Va.; brothers, Jimmy Arrington, Kingsport, Howard Arrington and wife, Bernice, Kingsport and Cecil Arrington and wife, Lois, Kings- port; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the daughter’s residence.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Richard Harris officiating.

Music will be provided by Salleys Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hensley Cemetery at Speers Ferry community. The family will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Mildred Elizabeth (Seaver) Ferbrache

GATE CITY, Va. - Mildred Seaver Ferbrache, 88, formerly of Gate City, departed this life Thursday afternoon (Sept. 28, 2000) at Wexford House in Kingsport.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late A.P. and Ella Counts Seaver. She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and retired from the Scott County Health Department.

Mrs. Ferbrache was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Ferbrache, Gate City, Va.; and a son, Jon Ferbrache, Gate City, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the service.

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

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Lawrence B. Ferbrache

GATE CITY, Va. - Lawrence Ferbrache , 94, departed this life Tuesday (April 8, 2003) at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.

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

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred S. Ferbrache ; father and mother, Homer and Lillie Ferbrache .

Surviving are his son, Jon Carlton Ferbrache of Gate City, Va.

Family and friends will meet at Holston View Cemetery for graveside services at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dale Wyrick of Gate City United Methodist Church officiating.

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

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Jennifer Lorraine (Knowles) Ferguson

KINGSPORT - Jennifer Knowles Ferguson, 50, went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening (Jan. 2, 2006) at Bristol Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Port Clinton, Ohio, but had spent the majority of her life in Kingsport. Jennifer had a strong and personal relationship with her Lord Jesus Christ and Savior.

She was a wonderful loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Knowles; and a sister, Geraldine McGlothlin, who died on Aug. 27, 2005.

Surviving are her daughters, Lori Arnold and her husband, Terry, and Angie Knowles, both of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Shawn Arnold and his wife, Nikki, Ayla Arnold, Thor Arnold and Logan Taylor; a great-grandson, Brett Arnold; her ex-husband and close friend, Jack Ferguson; her dear friend, Georgia Ely; her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Roy Barnett, Church Hill; three sisters, Pat Woods, Barbara Miller and her husband, Leon, and Donna Parker, all of Church Hill; her big brother, Rick Knowles and his wife, Donna, Indianapolis, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or anytime at the residence of the mother, 420 S. Central, Church Hill.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Lonnie Wooten officiating.

A very special thank you goes out to the Bristol Hospice House for their care and attention given to Jennifer Knowles Ferguson and her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Hospice House, 980 Steele Road, Bristol, Tenn.

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Margaret "Maggie" (Lawson) Sellers Ferguson

KINGSPORT — Margaret "Maggie" Ferguson, 72, Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Monday (Oct. 29, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Mabe, Va., but had resided most of her life in Kingsport. Margaret was a member of Spires Chapel Church.

Preceding her in death were one son, Teddy Sellers; her parents, Kyle and Dorothy Lawson; and a brother, Jim Lawson.

Surviving are her husband, Ed Ferguson, Kingsport; three daughters, Sherry Ryans and husband, Ivan, Gray, Suzanne Finley, Jonesborough and Dannah Bailey and husband, Tim, Kingsport; three sons, Eddie Ferguson and wife, Brenda, Kingsport, Lowell Ferguson and wife, Susan, Orlando, Fla., Larry Ferguson and wife, Pam, Kingsport; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Kennamer, Guntersville, Ala., Ruth Taylor and husband, Wayne, Church Hill, Janet Crabtree and husband, Lloyd, Blountville; three brothers, Darrell Lawson and wife, Diane, Rossville, Ga., Randall Lawson, Kingsport, Larry Lawson, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Waycaster and Rev. Anthony Lawson officiating.

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

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Margaret Ferguson.

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Paul Ferguson

GATE CITY, Va. — Paul Ferguson, 85, passed away Monday (May 21, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was born in Lebanon, Va., on Dec. 13, 1921 and was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Ferguson and Carrie Spencer Gibson Ferguson.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served on the USS St. Cloud Victory ship as First Class Seaman, and sailed around the world three times while in the Navy from 1942 to 1945. Prior to his military service, he was employed with Tennessee Eastman Company.
In 1947, he re-enlisted for four years in Class V-6, USNR as Slc, V-6, under the commandant, Eighth Naval District, New Orleans, La. He loved to travel and had visited Egypt, Greece, Israel, and numerous places in the United States. He retired from Tuck Tape Manufacturing after 37 years of service.
Paul loved to tell jokes and make people laugh, but most of all to be a good friend to all. He loved his garden and flowers.
Mr. Ferguson was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Kingsport which he loved dearly, and served on the usher board.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Sherlock Ferguson, the mother of his children; second wife, Dola Lunsford Ferguson; sisters, Lucille Price, Mabel Girard, Roxie McGinnis, Glenna Snead and Virginia Morrell; brothers, Ralph, Carl, Jesse, and Kyle Ferguson.
Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Lena Mae Ferguson, of the home; daughters, Deborah (Debbie)
Ritchie and husband, Pat, Long Valley, N.J., and Valerie Steinberg, Suffern, N.Y.; step-sons, David Strong and wife, April, Blountville, Barry Lunsford and wife Regina, Hiltons, Va.; sister, Anna Ruth Rutherford, Bristol, Tenn.; brothers, Thomas Ferguson, Denver, Colo., Carter Ferguson, Lebanon, Va., and Oscar Price, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; special brother-in-law, John Snead, Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 145 Shipp Springs Rd., Kingsport and other times at the residence.
Services will be conducted at the church on Friday at 2 p.m. with Bishop G.D. Peters, Pastor David Peters and Pastor Mike Vicars officiating.
Music will be provided by the Christian Family Singers and Nathan Trent.
Military graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with honors by Charles De-Witt Byrd VFW Post #3382.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dee Griffin, Jeff Bowen, Tony Salyer, Fred Kilgore, Ryan Davis, and Allen Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Greene, Jerry Carter, Henry Dillow and Herb Harrington.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Magdalene "Rose" (Williams) Barrett Peters Ferry

KINGSPORT — Mary (Mama Rose) Magdalene Williams Barrett Peters Ferry, 80, went to be with her Lord at 5:15 a.m., Thursday (Dec. 11, 2008) at her home following a long term illness.

Mrs. Ferry was born April 4, 1928, and was the daughter of the late, John and Exie (Pratt) Williams.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a wonderful friend to many. She was a homemaker with an open door to anyone’s heart. She was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary, F.O.E. 3141 for more than 20 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Elwood (Pops) Ferry; one brother, Dale Williams; sisters, Georgie Gilreath and Carol Wood.

Survivors include her sons, Johnny Peters and wife, Barbara, Danny Barrett and wife, Janie, Gary (Buster) Peters and wife, Mary, Bill Peters and wife, Pam; daughters, Donna Simpson, Kim Burkey and husband, Bud, Selena Williams (of the home), Peggy Haines and Ray Winston, Linda Price and husband, Mack, Jean Breeding; a special daughter Rene Webb; special son, Danny Goodman; brothers, Chuck Williams, Bill Williams and Mack Williams; one sister, Lynne Woods; also her wonderful nine granddaughters, three grandsons and several great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice House for their kindness.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home (or anytime at the home). Services will follow with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park Family and friends are asked to assemble graveside by 1:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Peters, Travis Williams, Buddy Holly, Danny Goodman, Jason Goodman and Gary Ball.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Burkey, Ray Winston and Wayne Webb.

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

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Alexander "Alex" Fields

KINGSPORT _ Alexander (Alex) Fields, 78, 1904 Diana Road, died peacefully in his sleep at his home Friday (May 26, 2000).

Born in Rogersville, he lived in Kingsport for many years and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as an electrician with Eastman for 42 years.

Mr. Fields attended Walker's Fork Baptist Church and was also a member of Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382, VFW.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Hood Fields; and four brothers, Ralph Fields, Clifford Fields, Paul Fields and Cleo Fields.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Skelton Fields, Kingsport; daughter, Jennifer (Judy) Baker, Kingsport; son, Greg Fields and wife, Mary Anne, Greeneville; stepdaughter, Judy Tunnell, Church Hill; and stepson, Johnny Skelton, Church Hill. Other survivors include six grandchildren, Lisa Long, Steffany Winegar, Charlotte Hite, Shane Fields, Luke Fields and Charlsie Fields; two stepgrandchildren, Tammy Flannagan and Angie Sewell; as well as eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sister, Beatrice McClain, Rogersville and two brothers, Jack Fields, Phoenix, Ariz., and Tide Fields, Rogersville.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Park, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walker's Fork Baptist Church building fund, 6441 Lone Star Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Shane Fields, Johnny Skelton, Chris Long, Danny Caldwell, Shane Winegar, Ronnie Hite and Scott Wolfe will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is in charge of the arrangements.

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Brenda Kay (Alley) Anderson Fields

GATE CITY, Va. - Brenda Kay Fields, 48, of the Yuma community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday (Aug. 21, 2006) at her residence.

She was born in Sullivan County on Dec. 23, 1957 and was of the Baptist faith and a member of Durhams Chapel Church, Mabe, Va.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert "Joe" Reed Alley; and nephew, Steven Dockery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Fields, Jr., Gate City, Va.; son, Scotty Anderson, Gate City, Va.; mother, Laura E. Alley, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Rev. Donald (Ruby) McDavid, Duffield, Va., Rev. Darryl (Rita Sue) Dockery, Gate City, Va. and Freddie (Jewell Mae) Dockery, Dungannon, Va.; brother, Gilbert R. (Joey) Alley, Jr., Gate City, Va.; nephews, Tony Dockery, Jason Dockery and Brian McDavid; nieces, Jorita Ingle, Joana Hoover, JoKayla Dockery and Christina Pressnell.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Terry Rhoton and Rev. Darryl Dockery officiating.

Music will be provided by the Durhams Chapel Quartet and Durhams Chapel Choir.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Fields family.

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Charlie Clinton Fields

KINGSPORT - Charlie Clinton Fields, 82, passed away Saturday (March 16, 2003) at SunBridge Hillside Manor.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life and was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens. Charlie was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3, the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW, and Oakwood Forest Christian Church.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Hazel Cole Fields on March 31, 2002; parents, Ernest and Emmer Lucy Roberts Fields; and sister, Annie Dockery.

Surviving are his stepdaughter, Mrs. Charlotte Smith Wilson, Kingsport; stepgrandsons, Gregory E. Wilson and wife Joyce, Eric T. Wilson and wife Ceri, Brent M. Wilson and wife Karen; stepgreat-grandchildren, Kyle, Matthew, Brittany, Sarah Catherine, and Ian; sisters, Agnes Kinsler, Kingsport, Mrs. George (Nannie) Jobe, Kingsport; a brother, John Fields and wife Betty, Cumberland, Va.; a sister-in-law, Ina Cole, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post #3 and Post #256 at 11 a.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation-Hillside.

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Claude Lee Fields

KINGSPORT - Claude L. Fields , 77, passed away Saturday (Jan. 8, 2000) at his residence. Claude was born November 7, 1922 to the late Elbert and Martha Gillenwater Fields and was married for 48 to the late Evelyn Phillips Fields .

He was retired from the CE Division of the Tennessee Eastman after 44 years of service. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church and an Honorary lifetime member of the Holston Valley Sportsman, and a member of the Kingsport Senior Citizens.

Other than his wife and parents, Claude was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Wendy Harwood and Jami Larkin.

He is survived by two daughters, Nell Harwood, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Sharon Larkin, Kingsport; a sister, Ruth Frazier, Kingsport; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Lawn Funeral Home and funeral service will be at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dean Buchanan officiating.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

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Cowan B. Fields

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - C. B. Fields, 80, of Route 2, passed away Tuesday (July 29, 2003) at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Kingsport.

Mr. Fields was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He was self-employed as a carpenter and was a member of Rockview Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Amos Fields; parents, Tommy and Effie Hartsock Fields; sisters, Myrtle Riner and Addie Mae Dean; brothers, J.P., S.W., Troy, Guy and Clarence Fields.

Surviving are his daughters, Diane Painter, Church Hill, Sandy Jaski, Baltimore, Md.; sons, Ricky Fields, Baltimore, Md., Terry Fields, Nickelsville, Donnie Fields, Nickelsville; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Click, Gray, Abby Jean Sexton, Kingsport; brothers, John Henry Fields, Mendota, Va., L.C. Fields, Kingsport, Howard Fields, Nickelsville; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Kenneth Kiser officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Fields, David Starnes, Adam Fields, Tim Fields, Johnny Blizzard and Jeff Fields.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Colonial Funeral Home.

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Gladys M. (Strong) Fields

GATE CITY, Va. – Gladys Strong Fields, 92, entered into rest Sunday (Aug. 24, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., to the late William and Katherine Lane Strong and was a lifelong resident of Scott County.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Fields; one son, Frank Fields; sisters, Lona Fields, Sophia Couch and Pauline Goad; brothers, Pete, Bruce, Elmer, Fred, Lester, Jack and Samuel Strong; grandson, Mark Fields.

Survivors include two daughters, Lillie Fields and Elsie Wallen, both of Gate City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Shirley Fields, Joe and Ann Fields, all of Gate City, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry W. Smith, the Rev. Roy Lane and the Rev. Mike Fields officiating.

Music will be provided by The Living Waters Trio.

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

Pallbearers will be Marvin Sawyer, Roger Carico, David Easterling, Richard Counts, Roy Lane and Mike Fields.

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Gracie Mae (Williams) Fields

NORTON, Va. — Gracie Williams Fields, 69, died Saturday, (July 14, 2007) at Mountain View Regional Health Center.
She was a daughter of the late Henry and Goldie Williams and was a member of the Freedom of Worship Church in Norton.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Fields; a daughter and son-in-law, May and Jamie Peeks; granddaughters, Audrionna, Deanna, and Haley; her sisters and brothers, Abbie Ingles, Glenda Mullins, Hazel Joyner Minnix, Joyce Wilson, Freddie Williams and J.R. Williams.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow in the White Oak Gap Cemetery near Norton.

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

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Hazel Marie (Cole) Fields

KINGSPORT - Hazel Cole Fields, 81, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday (March 31, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center following an extended period of poor health.

Mrs. Fields was born in the Indian Springs community and had resided in Kingsport for most of her life.

She was an employee of Eastman where she worked in the AY Division until retiring in 1983.

Mrs. Fields was a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church and Oakwood Forest Christian Church.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Her parents, Andy and Ida Childress Cole; twin daughters; brother, Ardene Cole; and a son-in-law, Lemuel Wilson preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Charlie C. Fields; a daughter, Charlotte Smith Wilson, Kingsport; three grandsons, Greg Wilson and wife Joyce, Eric Wilson and wife Cheri, and Brent Wilson and wife Karen; five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Matthew, Brittany, Sarah Catherine, and Ian Wilson; and a sister, Ina Cole, Blountville.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ed Clevinger, minister, officiating.

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

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Hester Cleo Fields

NORTON, Va. — Hester Cleo Fields, 78, died Monday (Nov. 24, 2008) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va., following an extended illness.
She was born to Isaac and Nettie (Thacker) Fields and attended the Freedom of Worship Church on Thacker’s Branch.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeannie Fields of Kingsport; her sisters, Alice Fields, Glessie Thompson and Shelby Jean Robinette, all of Norton and Thelma Fleenor, Gate City, Va.; her brothers, Harry Fields, Kingsport, Franklin Fields, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Isaac Fields, Wise, Va.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Lawson officiating.
Family and friends will gather Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home where they will go in procession to the White Oak Gap Cemetery for committal and burial.
Hagy and Fawbush Funeral Home, 956 Park Ave., Norton, is serving the Fields family.

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John Henry Fields

MENDOTA, Va. - John Henry Fields, 79, a kind, gentle man departed this life on May 9, 2007 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Heaven is rejoicing!

John Henry was born April 15, 1928 and was the son of the late Effie and Tommie Fields. He loved the Lord and attended By Faith Church and other churches as long as his health permitted. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He loved his family and his farmland in Mendota and enjoyed many friends. In the words of his son-in-law, "He was a good, good man." John Henry was a humble man who lived a life to be proud of.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Addie Mae Dean and Myrtle Riner; and brothers, Clarence Fields, JP Fields, Guy Fields, Troy Fields, SW Fields, and CB Fields.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Betty Fields, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Gary Hensley, Hiltons, Va.; grandsons, Alex and Brad Hensley; great-grandson, Hunter Hensley; special niece, Candith Vermillion; sisters, Peggy Click, Gray, Abbey Sexton and husband, Dennis, Kingsport; brother, Howard Fields and wife, Ruth, Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence or daughter's residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. For those wishing to attend the services, please meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer Association of Northeast TN and Southwest VA, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

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Carl Dayton Fields

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Carl Dayton Fields, 75, went to be with the Lord Sunday (March 9, 2003) from injuries received in a farm accident.

Born April 29, 1927, he was the son of the late W.S. Fields and Bertha Salyer Fields. He was a farmer and retired milk hauler. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Free Hill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Fay Fields.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Frazier Fields; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cindy Fields, Meadowview, Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pamela and Ronnie Bevins, Nickelsville, and Linda Parks, Jonesborough; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, April and Mike Davis, Johnson City, Kellee Parks and fiance Brian Asher, Jonesborough, Farrah and Chad Lane, Gate City, Va., Jarrett Bevins, Nickelsville, and Alyssa and Leanna Fields, Meadowview, Va.; a brother, Paul Fields, Nickelsville; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Beavers, the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Claude Christian officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Tower of Prayer Mausoleum in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, where military rites will be conducted by the Lebanon VFW Post #9864.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Billy Boger Jr., Billy Boger III, Jackie Boger, Andrew Hartsock, G.C. Brown, Terry Webb and David Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Gregory Demotts, Jimmy Williams and L.R. Bevins Jr.

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Colleen (Lane) Fields

Gate City - Colleen Lane Fields, 85, of Gate City went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning (October 17, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Colleen graduated from Shoemaker High School. She worked at Giant Food Markets for several years and retired from Meade Paper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle A. Fields; parents, Charles and Leota Bellamy Lane; sisters, Frankie Bishop, Polly Bell Boy, and Georgia Tipton; a daughter-in-law, Janice Fields.

Colleen Fields is survived by her sons, Jerry Fields, Charles Fields and wife, Cathy, Roger Fields (all of Gate City, VA), Chester Fields (Kingsport, TN); 5 grandchildren, Amethyst Silvers, Robbie, Josh, Jacob, and Jessica Fields; 3 great grandchildren; a special niece, Mary Johnston and husband, Jim along with 2 additional nieces, Linville Bishop and Brenda Dingus.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday (October 19, 2011) at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Brother Larry Crawford officiating. Her sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church Building Fund, 1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, TN 37665. Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Fields family.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Dora Ethel (Donelson) Flanary Fields

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Dora Flanary Fields, 76, died Monday [ 3/11/1963 ] at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and attended the Baptist Church .

Survivors include her husband, W. M. Fields, Dungannon; two sons, Carl Flanary and Lucian Flanary, both of Dungannon; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Hall, Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Bonnie Lane, Belford, N. J.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1963)

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DUNGANNON, Va. -- Funeral services for Dora Fields, who died Monday at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Flanary and Rev. S. M. McFalls officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1963)

Kingsport Times
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Elizabeth “Lizzie” Fields

Gate City , Va. (Spl.) - Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Fields, 68, who died at her home Friday at 3 p.m. , will be at Moore 's Chapel Baptist Church .

Survivors include: two children, Mrs. F. L. Lane and George Penley of Kingsport ; one brother, R. D. Fields, Gate City .

The body will be removed from Hamlett-Dobson funeral Home to the home Sunday afternoon.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1950)

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Flora Elizabeth (Bates) Fields

Flora Elizabeth Fields, 91, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord late Saturday evening at home.

Flora was born in Scott County, Virginia, and resided in Kingsport since her childhood. She was retired from Holston Valley Medical Center. Flora was a member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Alta Sanders Bates; husband, Rev. Hubert Fields; daughter, Betty Jean; infant sister; and brother, Ernest Bates.

She is survived by her son, Pastor Jim Fields and wife, Mary, Kingsport; daughter, Mrs. Gwen Pope and husband, Allan, Kingsport; grandchildren, Tami Bewley and husband, Robert, Jim Miller and wife, Regina, Kimberla Stewart, Katrina Ferguson and husband, Mark; step-granddaughter, Latisha Walling and husband, Hunter; 4 great-grandchildren, Nichole, Dylan, Joshua, Nicklaus; step-great granddaughter, Parker Grace.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Wilcox Hall W3 and Wellmont Hospice nursing staff, especially, Reneé Josie, Becky, Becca, Christina, Lara and Karen.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 24, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jim Fields and Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

Pallbearers will be Jim Miller, Allan Pope, Robert Bewley, Carson Fields, Gerald Fields and Russell Ratliff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar View Christian School, P. O. Box 143, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Florney Mae (Gibson) Hobson Fields

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Florney M. Fields, 76, entered into rest, Thursday (March 25, 2004) at her residence.

Mrs. Fields was born in Kentucky, daughter of the late Claude and Cynthia Potter Gibson, but lived most of her life in Scott County, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Hopson; her second husband, Jack Fields; and her son, Freeman Harrington, Sr.

She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Julie Hopson, Kentucky, Jimmy and Jane Hopson, North Carolina and James Hopson, Kentucky; daughter, Ruby Dutton, Maryland; three special grandchildren, Rosalee Harrington, Virginia, Jennifer Glover and husband, Aaron, Tennessee and Freeman Harrington, Jr. and wife, Kim, Virginia; special daughter-in-law, Shirley Harrington, Virginia; and many more precious grandchildren and family.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Fields Family Cemetery in the Midway Community of Scott County, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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Frank Edward Fields

GATE CITY, Va. -- Frank Edward Fields, 28, died at his home in Chicago, Ill., Wednesday morning [ Dec 25, 1957 ].

He was a former resident of Scott County , but had been living in Chicago for about two years.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen Ball Fields; two sons, Gary and Randy Fields; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fields; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Tipton, Gate City, and Miss Elsie Fields, Chicago; two brothers, James and Joe Fields, both of Gate City; the maternal grandfather, Will Strong, Midway.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Scott County Funeral Home.  The Rev. E. C. Allgood, pastor of South Coeburn Methodist Church , will conduct the service.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery at Weber City .

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

(From Kingsport Times, Friday, December 27, 1957)

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Gracie Mae (Williams) Fields

NORTON, Va. — Gracie Williams Fields, 69, died Saturday, (July 14, 2007) at Mountain View Regional Health Center .
She was a daughter of the late Henry and Goldie Williams and was a member of the Freedom of Worship Church in Norton.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Fields; a daughter and son-in-law, May and Jamie Peeks; granddaughters, Audrionna, Deanna, and Haley; her sisters and brothers, Abbie Ingles, Glenda Mullins, Hazel Joyner Minnix, Joyce Wilson, Freddie Williams and J.R. Williams.
The family will receive friends from
6 to 9 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.
Funeral services will be conducted at
1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow in the White Oak Gap Cemetery near Norton.

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

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Howard Jackson "Jack" Fields

GATE CITY - Howard Jackson "Jack" Fields, 65, entered into rest on Monday (June 26, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Fields was born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 7, 1935. He was the son of the late Author James Fields and Venus Lark.

Including his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-son, Freeman Harrington Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florney Mae Fields, Kingsport; step granddaughters, Rosalee Guy, Kingsport, Jennifer Glover, Nickelsville, Va.; step grandson, Freeman Harrington Jr., Gate City; one sister, Martha Ellen Estep, Gate City, Va.; two step great-grandchildren, Tiffany Marie Guy and Brenda Louise Guy, both of Kingsport; two nephews, Carlos Estep, Spartensburg, S.C. and Clifford James Estep, Clinchport, Va.

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

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

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fields Family Cemetery, Midway community.

Family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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Kelly Clinton Fields

Kelly C. Fields, 87, Meadowbrook Manor, formerly of 3044 Shipley Street, Kingsport, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday (Oct. 2,. 1989) after a lengthy illness.

Born in Hawkins County , he had been a resident of Kingsport for tlre past 50 years. He was an ­employee of' Tennessee Eastman Company in the power and services division, retiring in 1962 after 23 years of service. He was a member of North Kingsport Church of God.

Survtvlng are his wife, Lois C. Fields; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Joan) McCurry, Ms. Louise Lister and Mrs. Forrest (Frances) Strickler, all of Kingsport; one son, Buford C. Fields, Kingsport, 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Dora Anderson and Ruth Frazier; both of Klngsport, Bonnie Brickey, Ft Blackmore, Va, and Sally Flanary, Dungannon, Va.; one brother, Claude Fields, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence, 3044 Shipley St. , Kingsport . 

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral….. (remaining not available.)

(Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1989)

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L. C. Fields

KINGSPORT - L.C. Fields, 67, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Dec. 18, 2006) at his residence.

Born in Kingsport, L.C. lived in Nickelsville, Va. until his marriage. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with the City of Kingsport, retiring after 30 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie and Effie Page Fields; sisters, Addie Mae Dean and Myrtle Riner; brothers, Clarence Fields, JP Fields, Guy Fields, Troy Fields, SW Fields and CB Fields.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Fields of the home; daughters, Markalene Earles and husband, Joe, Lisa Patton and husband, Tom; son, Walter Fields and wife, Haley, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Kaitlin Earles, Colton Earles, Kayla Fields, Jacob Patton, Lucas Patton; sisters, Peggy Click of Gray and Abbie Sexton and husband, Dennis; brothers, Howard Fields and wife, Ruth of Nickelsville, John Henry Fields and wife, Betty of Mendota; special sisters-in-law Brenda Carr and husband, Melvin and Grada Starnes all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and a special family friend, Laura Elsner of Germany.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Marcus Carr, Mark Starnes, Bobby McConnell, Mike Earles, Tim Earles and David Earles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Baptist Church, 2504 Hawaii St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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Margie Aurora (Hicks) Fields

DUFFIELD, Va. - Margie Aurora Hicks Fields, 73, died peacefully at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Duffield on Friday ( May 17, 2002 ) after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Fields was born May 15, 1929 in Stonega, Va. Her family moved to Kingsport in 1946. She lived there until her illness in July 2000.

She served for a number of years as a volunteer at Holston Valley Hospital . She brought joy and laughter to family gatherings with her humorous stories and ability to dance a jig. She was loved by many and her laughter will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. William and Polly Hicks; her son, David; her grandson, Kenny Hensley; her sisters, Eula Mae Richardson and Maggie White; her brothers, Porter, Frank, Arthur and Blaine.

Survivors include her friend of many years, Mr. Verlon Ketron. Also surviving her are two sons, Raymond and his wife Lois, of Kingsport, and Gary of Kingsport; and three daughters, Audrey (Mrs. Jim Schefers) of Anchorage, Alaska, Sharyn (Mrs. Ron Hensley) of Harrisburg, Pa., and Kathy McMurray of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

A funeral service will immediately follow with her nephew, the Rev. Glenn Hicks, officiating.

Family and friends may gather for burial service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery .

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, P.O. Box 399 , Nashville , Tenn. 37202 .

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Nannie Ruth Robinson Fields

DANTE, Va. — Nannie Ruth Fields, 83, died Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) at Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Va.

She was born in Nickelsville, Va., and was the daughter of the late McCoy and Maggie Hawkins Robinson Maxfield. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Fields; one sister, Betty Greer; and two brothers, Harold Robinson and Robert "Boozer" Robinson.

She is survived by four daughters, Wanda "Frog" Osborne and husband, Larry of Dante, Va., Debra "Butch" Jordan of Castlewood, Va., Teresa "Tiny" Mays and husband, Ronald of Castlewood, Va., and Rita Bradley and husband, Bill of Castlewood, Va.; two sons, Larry "Snake" Fields of Dante, Va. and Tim "Beaver" Fields and special friend, Nancy Honaker of Gray; four sisters, Doris Hall and Glenna Jones, both of Dante, Va., Judy Porter and husband, Harold of Castlewood, Va., and Joyce Greer of Castlewood, Va.; one brother, Eugene Maxfield and wife, Diane of Castlewood, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. D.J. Couch and the Rev. Troy Harris officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Hamilton, Kenneth Smallwood, Mark Linthicum, E.W. Hall, Wade Holbrook, Jim Smith and Jeff Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jock Fields, Alex Fields, Dennis Fields, Matthew Fields, Rick Neece and Joe Jordan.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nellie (Price) Fields

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Nellie Price Fields, 80, of Route 2, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Sept. 26, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County on May 1, 1923, she was the daughter of the late George and Sally McConnell Price. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Fields was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Fields in January, 1982; sister, Mary Maddox; brothers, Carl Price and Robert Price.

Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Jan and Joe Flynt, Leesburg, Va., Judy Williams, Kingsport, Tenn.; sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Donna Fields, Nickelsville, Va., Larry Fields, Kingsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Brent Trivett, Kingsport, Tenn., Melissa and Jason Williams, Mt. Carmel, Tenn., Cindy Fields, Nickelsville, Va., Gena and Kurt Fiegel, Gaithersburg, Md., Greg Isaacs, Nickelsville, Va., Dr. Mike and Darby Arch, Jacksonville, Fla., Sandra Arch, Leesburg, Va., Richie and Christine Fields, Cartersville, Ga., J.R. and Tracy Fields, Kingston, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Dakota Clamon, Kobe Trivett, Kaden Trivett, Haley Williams, Nicole Fields, Andrew Fields, Jordan Fields, Jacie Fields, Ashley Fields; sister, Ruth Combs, Erwin, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Carrie Price, Nickelsville, Va.; special friend, Faye Delano, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

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

Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, Tenn.

Serving as pallbearers are John Fuller, Danny Delano, Kurt Fiegel, Brent Trivett, Jason Williams, Kermit Osborne, Gary Price, Richie Fields, and J.R. Fields.

Honorary pallbearer is Jim Delano.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church.

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Peggy Marie (Frazier) Fields

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Peggy Marie Frazier Fields , 81, of Nickelsville, Va., went to be with the Lord at 9 p.m. Friday, (May 6, 2011) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born Dec. 31, 1929 , Mrs. Fields was a homemaker and a member of Free Hill Baptist Church . She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, T.B. Frazier and Ada Dacy Minton Frazier; husband, Carl D. Fields ; brothers, Harold G. Frazier and Lawrance Frazier; sister, Lou Ellen Wampler; brother-in-laws, William Wampler, Clyde Bond, and Mike Boatright; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul Fields and Velma Fields .

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Parks, Nickelsville, Va., and Pamela Bevins and husband Ronnie L. Bevins, Nickelsville, Va.; son, Mark Fields and wife, Cindy Fields , Meadowview, Va.; grandchildren, April Davis and husband, Mike, Farrah Lane and husband, Chad, Kellee Asher and husband, Brian, Jarrett Bevins, Alyssa Fields , Leanna Fields and Lauren Grace Fields ; great-grandchildren, Logan Keys, Sean Davis, Chloe Lane, Connor Lane, Matthew Davis, Clay Lane and Lakely Asher; sisters, Hazel Boatright, Bristol, Tenn., and Carmen Bond, Gate City, Va.; sister-in-law, Gertrude Frazier, Johnson City, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Linda Parks.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Beavers and the Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood , Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:45 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jarrett Bevins, Mike Davis, Brian Asher, Chad Lane , Billy Boger, Jr., Billy Boger III , and Jackie Boger.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Gregory DeMotts and Andrew Hartsock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Free Hill Baptist Church , P.O. Box 195 Nickelsville , Va. 24271 , c/o Jimmy Williams for the cemetery fund.

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

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Polly (Lark) Fields

Mrs. Polly Fields, 54, died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Kingsport, Tn.   Was born in Scott Co, Va; moved to Kingsport more than 25 years ago.  Was a member of Browders Chapel.  Survived by husband, Lloyd; daughter, Mrs. Rachel Charlene Howe of Rock Island, Ill.; sister, Mrs. Joe C. Lane of Kingsport; brother, Dewey Lark of Keokee, Va; one granddaughter.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Browders Chapel.  Rev. Lester Smith, Rev. Lyons Smith, and Rev. Cecil Fugate will officiate.  Burial will be in Herman Cemetery in East Carters Valley .  The body will be taken to the home of the sister on Crooked Road from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home at 11 a.m. today.

(Polly is buried at Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery )

(Abstracted from front-page story in Kingsport News of Saturday, October 30, 1965)

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Samuel David Fields

GATE CITY, Va. — Samuel David Fields, 61, went to be with the Lord Nov. 8, 2008 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mr. Fields was born in Scott County, VA. on Aug. 3, 1947 to the late Thurman Fields, Sr. and Lydia Bowser Fields. Mr. Fields was previously employed at Kingsport Foundry.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Fields; sisters, Beulah Rollins, Evelyn Rose, Betty Fields and Ruth May Fields; one brother, Thurman Fields, Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Fields; sons, Anthony Fields, Michael Fields, all of Kingsport, Pastor Scott Fields and wife, Pam of Gate City, Va., Greg and wife, Mary Alice Fields, Kingsport and Daniel Fields of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Mary Calton of Kingsport and Bobby Lampkins of Lebanon, Va.; brother, Carl Fields of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Drew Wallen and Pastor Scott Fields officiating.
Music will be provided by Tammy Riner.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Yuma, Va. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Robert Calton, Jerry Frazier, Pete Barber, Jake Hammonds, Buck Hensley, Libourn Lampkins and Brian Gilliam will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery. On line guest registry is available at www.gatecityfunerals.com. Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Fields family.

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S. Willie "Cowboy" Fields

S.W. "Cowboy" Fields, 62, 638 Branch Street, died Wednesday (March 18, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life and was a retired carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Effie Page Fields.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Fields; three daughters, Kay Wright, Donna Poore, and Teresa Sanders, all of Kingsport; one son, . Larry Fields, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Abby Jean Sexton and Peggy Fields, both of Kingsport, and Myrtle Riner, Hiltons, Va.; four brothers, Howard Fields and C.B. Fields, both of Nickelsville, Va., John Henry Fields, Virginia, and L.C. Fields, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Gibson and the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

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Venus Onie (Lark) Fields

GATE CITY, Va. - Venus Onie (Lark) Fields , 88, died Saturday (Nov. 14, 1988) at the Wexford House, Kingsport, after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she had made her home with her daughter, Ellen Estep, Route 4, Gate City, Va., for the last 18 months. She was a member of the Wood Missionary Baptist Church, Wood, Va. Born Feb. 2, 1910 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Emmitt and Victoria Lark.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Fields , five sisters, four brothers, and a granddaughter.

Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Estep, and a son, Jack Fields , both of Gate City, Va.; two grandsons, Carlos Estep, Spartenburg, S.C., and Clifford Estep, Rye Cove, Va.; a step-grandson, Freeman Harrington, Gate City, Va.; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; a step-great-grandson; two step-great-granddaughters; a sister, Hazel Carter, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Music will be provided by the Tiller Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fields Family Cemetery in the Twin Springs community. The family will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and family.

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Walter Edwin Fields

GATE CITY, Va. - Walter Edwin Fields, 97, departed this life Sunday night (April 8, 2001) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va.

Mr. Fields was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 26, 1904, a son of the late James and Pearl (Reed) Fields.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lona Strong Fields; daughters, Katherine Fields Ball and Faye Fields; son, Gene Fields; grandson, Billy J. Sandidge; several brothers and sisters; daughter-in-law, Nina Williams Fields.

Surviving are two sons, Claude Fields, of the home, and Paul Fields, Manville, Va.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Bobby (Bill) Gillenwater, Midway, Va., Mrs. Jimmy (Loraine) Hammonds, Manville, Va., Mrs. Garney (Dorothy) Lawson, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Virgil (Shirley) Monroe, Weber City, Va.; sister, Analee Sullivan, Detroit, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Frances Fields; 25 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Roy Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by David and Debra Easterling.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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William M. Fields

DUNGANNON -- William M. Fields, 78, of Dungannon, died in a Marion hospital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday [ 11/20/1966 ].

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , a retired Holston Ordnance Works employee, and was a Mason in the Dungannon-Fincastle Lodge No. 33.

Survivors include a son, Clyde Fields of Marion ; step-sons, Paul Flanary of Dungannon and Lucian Flanary, Weber City ; brothers, Charlie of Portsmouth , Va. , Hobart , Fort Blackmore , and Arthur Fields, Nickelsville.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Monday, November 21, 1966)

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Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Cora Alice (Grizzle) Finch

DUNGANNON, Va. - Cora Alice Finch, 66, Route 1, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County on Aug. 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late William Joe and Lucy McDavid Grizzle.

She was a housewife. Mrs. Finch was a member of Gate City Church of Jesus Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Grizzle Trivett.

Surviving are her husband, Robert (Bob) Finch, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Conley (Mary) Wilder, Castlewood, Va., Mrs. Junior (Marie) Jennings, Mrs. Harold (Sue) Jennings, all of Nickelsville, Va., Jean Finch, Dungannon, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie Patton and Wilma Jean Finch, Weber City, William (Tootie) and Maxie Finch, Robert and Sandra Finch, all of Nickelsville, Va., Bobby Joe and Janice Finch, David and Debbie Finch, all of Castlewood, Va.; stepmother, Martha Grizzle, Gate City; sisters, Faye Saez and Minnie Grizzle, both of Gate City, Rebecca Lark and June Wilder, both of Kingsport; brothers, Charles Grizzle, Bruce Grizzle, Earl Grizzel, all of Gate City, Johnny Grizzle, Clinchport, Va.; uncle, Farley McDavid, Gate City; special friends, Robert and Shelby Lawson; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. today at the Gate City Church of Jesus Christ and anytime at her residence.

Services will be conducted at the church Friday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Danny Grizzle, Bro. Jimmy Hammonds, and Evangelist Larry McAmis officiating.

Music will be by Jimmy and Wanda Hammonds, Ivadell Vernon, Penny Boggs, Dwayne Hammonds and Mandy Simpson.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Sloan, Travis Grizzle, Conley Wilder, Shane Hutson, David Horton, and Jay McCulley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Waldo Dorton, Fred Meade, Bill Fuller, Wyland Issac, Rufus Byerely, Grover Osborne.

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

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Howard L. Finch

DUNGANNON, Va. — Howard L. “Body” Finch, 62, Dungannon, Va., passed away Wednesday Dec. 27, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center

He was born in Scott County , Va. , on May 19, 1944 , and was the son of the late, Victor E. Finch and Sadie C. Cassell

Finch. Mr. Finch was a farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Tempie Finch, Peggy Frances Sandidge, and Maxie Faye Hurd.

Surviving are his daughters, Barbara Lambeth and husband David, Lexington, N.C., Melissa "Missy" Sexton and husband Eddie, Coeburn, Va.; grandchildren, Adam Lambeth and Mia Gurley; step granddaughter, Olivia Sexton; sisters, Wanda Burton and husband Eugene, Dungannon, Va., Mary Helen Page, Weber City, Va.; brothers, Tommy Finch, Coeburn, Va., Mikey Finch and wife Mary Elizabeth, Dungannon, Va., Victor Finch and wife Lorene, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; fiancee' Norma Sluss; other family members, Ruby and Terry Dockery, Jennifer and James Darnell, Jim and Sue Corder.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. and other times at a sister's residence, Wanda Burton, Route 1, Dungannon , Va .

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Steve Collins, and Rev. Larry Beavers officiating.

Music will be provided by Phillip Elliott and Diane Dorton.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Banner Cemetery , Dungannon , Va.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Finch, David Mullins, Duke Osborne, Terry Dockery, James Darnell, Danny Darnell, Carl Price, William Finch, and Wiley Elam . Mikey Finch, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearer.

The family would like to thank the Respiratory Dept. and the nurses of Indian Path Medical Center and the medical and lung doctors for all their help and support. They also appreciate Dr. Todd Cassell and staff at Clinch River Health Services.

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

Colonial Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Finch.

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Genevieve A. "Jenny" Fincher

KINGSPORT — Genevieve (Jenny) Fincher, passed away Thursday (June 26, 2008) at Wexford House after a period of declining health.

She had been a resident of the Colonial Heights Wellington Place assisted living since Dec. 2005, and entered the Wexford House in Sept. 2007.

Jenny was the daughter of the late Orlan N. and Nannie B. Fincher, She is also preceeded in death by her brother, Kenneth E. Fincher and sister, Glenna F. Sells.

Jenny was a 1942 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, and was employed at Tennessee Eastman for several years, and then employed by Piedmont Airlines at the Tri-City Airport. She later transferred to Winston-Salem, N. C., and retired in 1987 as a supervisor, then returning to Kingsport to live. Before Jenny started having health problems, she attended Kingsport Community Church and the Reflections Sunday School class.

Jenny is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty C. Fincher, of Kingsport; nieces, Tracie Fincher, of Kingsport, and Terri Fincher McCormick and husband Bill, of Hickory, N.C., and a great niece, Chelsea McCormick, of Hickory, N.C.

The family of Genevieve (Jenny) Fincher would like to thank the employees of Wellington Place, Wexford House, and Adventa Hospice for their great care of Jenny during her declining health and illness.

Honoring Jenny's wishes and request to be cremated, there will be no visitation or memorial service.

The family will have a private memorial and committal service at a later date at the Tri-Cities Funeral Home Chapel and Mausoluem, with the Rev. Mark Stayton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions may be made to New Clothes for Kids, P.O. Box 215, Kingsport, Tenn., 37662, or the charity of ones choice.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and is honored to serve the family of Genevieve (Jenny) Fincher.

For more information please call Tri-Cities Funeral Home at 423-323-5167.

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Kenneth E. Fincher

KINGSPORT - Kenneth E. Fincher , 80, died unexpectedly Friday (July 9, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was a 1942 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, where he was a drum major of the Dobyns-Bennett band. After high school, he attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington and was also a drum major in college.

Kenneth was a World War II Coast Guard veteran.

He retired from Mead Paper in Kingsport after 40 years of service as an instrument specialist.

Mr. Fincher accepted the Lord in 1960 and was a member of Kingsport Community Church, where he taught the Reflectors Sunday School class for many years and was also a lay speaker. Kenneth loved music and all crossword puzzles, especially those in the New York Times.

He was preceded in death by his parents, O.N. and Nannie B. Fincher ; and a sister, Glenna Sells.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean Cloud Fincher ; two daughters, Tracie Fincher and Terri Fincher McCormick and husband, Bill; one very special granddaughter, Chelsea Lynn McCormick, whom he loved with all his heart; sister, Jenny Fincher ; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ron Lowe and the Rev. Mark Stayton officiating.

Entombment will follow at Tri-Cities Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Robert Cloud, Danny Cloud, John Cloud, David Cloud, David Cloninger, Mike Lowe and Bill McCormick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Watkins and the Reflectors Sunday School class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kingsport Community Church, 2316 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Nannie (Bates) Fincher

Nannie Bates Fincher, 87, Kingsport, died Thursday (March 19, 1992) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and moved to Kingsport at an early age. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter.

Surviving are one daughter, Ms. Jenny Fincher, Kingsport; one son, Ken Fincher, Kingsport; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dana Crawford and the Rev. Joe Salyers officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, P.O. Box 399, Nashville, Tenn. 37202.

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Edith Ellen (McDavid) Fink

GATE CITY , Va. — Edith Fink , 78, of Gate City, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday night ( June 30, 2011 ).

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County . Edith was a member of the Carter’s Fort Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a very active member of Higher Ground Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry McDavid; mother, Esther Carter McDavid; along with three sisters and two brothers.

Edith Fink is survived by her daughters, Karen Fink (of the home), Joan Allen and husband, Lannie (San Antonio, Tex.); a son, Tony Fink and wife, Carla (Kingsport); grandchildren, Robert Fink , Jennifer Hensley, Sarah Fink , Lauren Allen and Hayden Allen; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Gillenwater (Cocoa, Fla.); a brother, Hobart McDavid (Gate City, Va.); along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the granddaughter, Jennifer Hensley, 600 Beaver Lane in Kingsport .

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Dr. Shannon Salyer officiating.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church building fund, 1625 Lynn Garden Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Fink family.

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Payslee Nichole Fink

KINGSPORT - Payslee Nichole Fink, 2 years old, went home Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She won numerous beauty pageants and was a loving daughter and sister. Payslee came into this world an angel and left this world an angel.

She attended Sunday School at Sunnyside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Elmer F. Livesay; paternal grandfather, Albert R. Fink; and aunt, Nichole L. Barbour.

Surviving are her mommy, Amy Fink, and daddy, Marty Gaby, of the home; father, Scott Fink and wife Christy, Morristown; maternal grandmother, Brenda Bowen and husband Jimmy, Church Hill; paternal grandmother, Hazel Fink, Kingsport; sister, Nikeeta S. Fink, and brother, Dakota S. Fink, both of the home; several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Jack Almany officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Payslee Fink to Kingsport Life Saving Crew, 1800 Cresent Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary D. (Williams) Fine

ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Mary D. Williams Fine, 83, of Elizabethton, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2009) in Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.

A native of Rogersville, she was the daughter of the late Bert Williams and Frances K. McConnell Sietman. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. Mrs. Fine retired as an elementary school teacher from the Johnson City School System after 22 years. She was a member of First Christian Church Elizabethton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald Lynn Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Harry O. Fine, Elizabethton; two daughters, Sharen Ann Brown, Elizabethton and Kathy Lynne Carroll and her husband, Bobby Carroll, Kingsport; and a grandson, Robert "Rocky" Carroll, Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday prior to the funeral service at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home in Elizabethton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the Sunset Chapel of the funeral home with Mr. John Smith, minister officiating.

Music will be under the direction of Mr. Gene Estep.

Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ed Alexander, Leonard Febuary, Mike Carter, Danny Hilbert, Benny Grindstaff, Sammy Ellis, Steve Dunlap and Ken Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Nave, Dean Vines, Johnny Mills, James Kent, Millard Fitzsimmons, Delbert Loudermilk, Orris Densford, Bill Scott, Lynn Tipton, Ken Calloway, Paul Manning, Curtis Stonecipher, Paul Knapp, Bobby Chambers, Larry Hinkle and Bill Young.

In lieu of flowers to those who desire, memorials may be made to the Harry O. Fine Scholarship Endowment, c/o East Tennessee State University, University Advancement, P.O. Box 70721, Johnson City, Tenn. 37614 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

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Lloyd Melban Fish

KINGSPORT — Lloyd Melban Fish, 86, of 154 Pond Springs Road, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at 8 a.m. Tuesday (July 15, 2008) at his residence after eight years of declining health and Alzheimers.

Mr. Fish was born in Sullivan County and was a resident of Kingsport all of his life. He retired from AFG in 1984 and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. Mr. Fish was of the Baptist faith and was saved on April 24, 1994.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Lane Fish on Feb. 18, 2000; his parents, Simon and Georgia Fish; and two brothers, Sidney Fish and Merwyn Fish.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Janette and Jim Smith, of Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, David Myron and Connie Fish of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Mark Fish and wife, Alesia of Church Hill. Randy Fish and wife, Tonya and Wesley Smith, all of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Tanner Alley and Tucker Alley; two honorary great-grandchildren, Levi Herron and Caleb Herron; brother, Aubry Fish of Kingsport; sisters, Valda Francis and husband, Bob (deceased) and Lyndall and Samuel Hite of Kingsport; one sister-in-law, Eileen Fish of Jonesborough; several nieces and nephews.

The family of Lloyd Fish wishes to thank Caris Hospice of Johnson City and all of their staff for all of their kind services, care, and support. The family would also like to send a special thank you to his caregivers, Patsy Bates (sister-in-law) and Waneta Dockter. You have touched our hearts with all of the special care you gave to our dad. Special thanks also to Dr. Dale Solomon and his staff and Wellmont Wound Clinic for all of the care and suppport during dad's illness.

The family of Lloyd Fish will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Tri-Cities Funeral Home.

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

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with military rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3, the Gate City American Legion Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard officiating.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home in Blountville is honored to serve the family of Lloyd Fish. For more information, please call the funeral home at 423-323-5167.

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Mildred Juanita (Lane) Fish

Mildred Juanita Lane Fish , 78, 154 Pond Springs Road, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday (Feb. 18, 2000) of an apparent heart attack in Indian Path Medical Center emergency room.

Mrs. Fish was born in Scott County, Va., and was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She attended Victory Baptist Church in Gate City, Va. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe C. and Flora Lane; her stepmother, Mary Lane; one brother, Joecephus Lane.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Fish , Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Janette and Jim Smith, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, David Myron and Connie Fish , Kingsport; three grandchildren, Mark Fish , Randy Fish and Wesley Smith; seven sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle Bowen, Gate City, Va., Ina Smith, Kingsport, Nancy Fields, Kingsport, Irene Starnes, Gate City, Va., Pat Bates, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Howard (Fay) Rossie, Kingsport, Mrs. Earl (Pauline) Rossie, Kingsport; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Evisten and Lillian Lane, Kingsport, Robert and Virginia Lane, Blountville, and Gary and Linda Lane, Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, or anytime at the home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Riley M. Boy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Archie Wade Anderson Fisher

GATE CITY, Va. - Wade Fisher, 33, of the Midway community, passed away Saturday (April 14, 2007).

He was born in Kingsport on Feb. 17, 1974. He was employed as a roofer and attended Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. He enjoyed doing mechanic work, reading, hunting and spending time with his dogs Adoff, Junior, Sassy and Jewell. Wade had several talents, including art, carpentry and cooking.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Fisher; sister, Connie Anderson; paternal and maternal grandparents.

Surviving are his mother, Rowena Vermillion Fisher; sisters, Barbara Stromberg, Kingsport, Anna Edwards and husband, Michael, Gate City, Va., Janet Sapp and husband, Michael Davidson, Gate City, Va., Mary Elizabeth Sapp, Greeneville; brother, James Sapp, Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and special friends.

Friends may call anytime at the home of his mother.

A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. Bro. Clyde Dean will be giving the eulogy at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Colonial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 68, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

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Elmer Ray Fisher

BLACKWATER, Va. - Elmer Ray Fisher, 76, went to be with the Lord on Thursday ( Jan. 25, 2007 ) at his residence.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he was the son of the late Dan and Easter Vanzant Fisher. He was a born again Christian.

In addition to this parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie Fisher; and one sister, Reba Willis.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 54 years, Mary Fisher; one sister, Rosa Gilreath of Blackwater , Va ; three nieces; three nephews; three great-nieces and five great-nephews; three great-great-nieces; nine great-great-nephews; and special nephew, Mike Copas.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home Chapel, Blackwater , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evanlegist Harmon Willis and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley.

Music will be provided by the Osborne's Chapel Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Austin-Bledsoe Cemetery , Blackwater. Va. Family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to proceed to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carl David Osborne, Paul Gilliam, Ronnie Gilliam, Onza Fisher, Jeffery Minor, John Michael Willis and Joseph Willis.

Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

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Hattie Frances (Rhoton) Fisher

JOHNSON CITY - Hattie Frances Fisher , 61, Huffine Circle, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Oct. 3, 1999) at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. on June 5, 1938, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Virgie Fields Rhoton. She was a graduate of Rye Cove High School and Johnston Memorial School of Nursing. She was formerly employed as a registered nurse with Holston Valley Hospital, Kings Daughter Children's Hospital in Norfolk, Va., Seminole County Memorial Hospital, Sanford, Fla., and Clairmont General Hospital, San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Fisher was of the Baptist faith and attended the Brick Church.

Surviving are her husband, John T. N. Fisher Jr., Johnson City; aunts, Alice Fields, Glessie Thompson, Hester Fields and Jean Robinette, all of Norton, Va., Virginia Darnell, Kingsport and Thelma Fleenor, Gate City, Va.; uncles, Frank Fields, Big Stone Gap, Va., Isaac Fields, Wise, Va., Harry Fields, Kingsport, Jack Fields, Norton, Va., Alvin Fields, Revenna, Ohio, Robert Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., and Ed Rhoton, Surgoinsville; and several cousins.

Calling hours are from noon to 1 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church, 1014 Antioch Road, Johnson City, and also anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Allen Roberts, the Rev. Kenneth Kyker and the Rev. Jerry Hall officiating. Music will be provided by Claude Duncan.

Burial will be in Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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John Asbury Fisher

GATE CITY - John A. Fisher , 66, died suddenly Saturday (Aug. 28, 1999) at his residence.

Born in Hancock County, he was a retired truck driver from A.J. Metler. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Quillen and Mary Fletcher Fisher ; brother, Glen Fisher .

Surviving are his wife, Rowena Vermillion Fisher ; four daughters, Barbara Stromberg, Eagle, Idaho, Anna Edwards and Janet Sapp, both of Gate City, Mary Sapp, Kingsport; sons, Wayne Fisher , Lexington, Ky., James Sapp and Wade Fisher , both of Gate City; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Evelyn Baker, Gate City and Nell Hammonds, Dayton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

In honor of Mr. Fisher 's request he will be cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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

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John Ray Fischer Sr.

RICHMOND, Va. — John Ray Fischer, 66, went to be with the Lord Monday (Feb. 23, 2009) at his home.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965 and loved the fast life whether in a car or on the dance floor. He had a rough exterior but had a great big heart.

John resided in Gate City, Va., from 1974 to 1981, where he worked in the furniture industry and at Gate City Funeral Home. He was an avid quarter horse rider and enjoyed going to horse shows. John loved fishing, playing cards, watching college and pro football, NASCAR Racing (especially Little E) and traveling through Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Fischer; maternal grandparents, Rodney and Bessie Rainier; paternal grandparents, August and Lillian Fischer; brother-in-law, Nukey West.

Surviving are his daughter, Heather Ray Richards and husband, John, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sons, John Ray Fischer, Jr. and fiancée, Brenda, Gate City, Va., Lindsay Fischer and wife, Jessica, Hiltons, Va.; grandchildren, Hope Ariana Ketron, Sam Warren Fischer, Hadley Jo Richards and Hadyn Elizabeth Richards; sisters, Linda West, Chester, Va., Elizabeth Browning, Richmond, Va.; brother, Michael Fischer and wife, Susan, Glen Allen, Va.; uncle, Bobby Fischer and wife, Kathy, Richmond, Va.; aunt, Adele Myers, Brooklawn, N.J.; stepdaughters, Karyn Addington and husband, Joey, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Stephanie Robinson and husband, John, Richmond, Va; eight stepgrandchildren; one niece and five nephews; cousin, Nancy Papp, Brooklawn, N.J.; special friends, Paul Blackwell, Bubba Price and Jorita Falin Blockston.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Darthula Baptist Church, Lunsford Mill Road, Hiltons, Va.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church sanctuary with his dear friend, the Rev. Layton Bentley, officiating.

Military graveside services will follow in the church cemetery with the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Virginia Army National Guard providing the honors.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Barry Leonard “Hitchman” Flanary

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Barry “Hitchman” Flanary, 40, of Nickelsville, Va. passed away on Saturday, (Jan. 7, 2012) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Barry was a loving husband who always thought of his wife and her happiness. He was a dedicated and loving father who cherished every moment he spent with Ty. Words cannot express the love he felt for his family. Barry lived his life wide open and enjoyed every moment he had with all those who knew him. He never knew a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, even in death.

He began his career as a welder and became the successful business owner of Hitchman LLC. He loved being outdoors and was a skilled woodworker. He was also a member of the Nickelsville United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his maternal granddaddy, Walker Cox; paternal papaw, John L. Flanary Sr.; and very special friend, John Wilburn.

Barry is survived by his loving wife, Clarissia Flanary of the home; his “Little Man”, Ty Flanary of the home; parents, John L. and Judy Flanary of Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Kelly Flanary of Bristol, Tenn.; maternal grandmother, Granny Faye Cox of Nickelsville, Va.; paternal grandmother, Mamaw Claudia Flanary of Nickelsville, Va.; mother and father-in-law, Allen and Donna Pruitt of St. Clairsville, Ohio; “Special Sister”, Tina Gilmer; “Special Friend”, Lesa Stapleton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Receiving of friends will be from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence of his parents.

A celebration of life will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Brandon Berg, Rev. Bill Rines, Rev. Joe Barber, and Pastor Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Randy Kilgore. Pallbearers will be John Stapleton, Vance Gilmer, Billy Byington, Chad Miano, Jeremiah Moore, Eric Ross, Mike Berry and Jim Bob Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Cox, Bill Vicars, Jarvis Vicars, Jeff Flanary, Sam Hill, Jason Blackwell, Luke Osborne and Mark Vicars.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon on Thursday at Nickelsville Cemetery. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m to go in procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his son, Ty at any of the New Peoples Bank Branches.

Colonial Funeral Home is serving the Flanary family.

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Bobby Jack Flanary

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. — Bobby Jack Flanary, 68, of the Smith’s Chapel community in Pennington Gap, Va., was born in St. Charles, Va., on Thursday, June 20, 1940, and passed away at his home on Tuesday (May 12, 2009).

He had lived in Lee County, Va., most of his life. Bobby Jack retired as a coal miner and had his own dairy farm. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Va.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Flanary; his first wife, Alberta Flanary; parents, Hearl and Mae Flanary; three brothers, Eddie Ray, Chester and Jerry Flanary; and one sister Marie Winsby.

Bobby Jack is survived by his wife, Helen Joyce Flanary, of the home; one son, Mark Flanary and wife, Renee of the Sugar Run community; three daughters, Carolyn Mooney and husband, Mike of Louisville, Ky., Lisa Bailey and husband, Mike of the Dot community and Angie Calton and husband, Junior of Wise, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jordan and Matthew Mooney, Heather and Brandon Bailey, Tim and Lindsey Flanary, Josh Smith and Candice and Austin Calton; three great-grandchildren, Gracie, Rylie and Cadence. He is also survived by two brothers Leonard Flanary of Morristown and Larry Flanary and wife, Carrie of St. Charles, Va.; three sisters, Dora Lee Tonker and husband, Ed of Big Stone Gap, Va., Donna Parsons and husband, Jimmy of Woodway, Va., and Jessee Rutledge of Woodway, Va. Also many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in St. Charles, Va.

Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va.

Bobby Jack will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral service.

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.

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Charles Herman Flanary

KINGSPORT - Charles Herman Flanary, 62, Lynn Garden Drive, departed this life Thursday morning (July 13, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a retired painter from A&L Industries. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Poff Flanary, Kingsport; a son, Barry Flanary, Gate City, Va.; a stepson, Kenneth Arnold, Kingsport; four sisters, Mayleen Flanary and Imojean Flanary Osborne, both of Gate City, Va., Mary Flanary Head, Maryville, Tenn., and Jeri Flanary Wolfe, Morristown; two brothers, Dewey H. Flanary, Gate City, Va., and Harry L. Flanary, Pueblo, Colo.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and anytime at the home of the sisters, 101 Barbar Road, Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Galliher and the Rev. Charles Boone officiating.

Music will be by Sallys Chapel Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be Cecil Flanary, Billy Flanary, Gene Griffin, Britt Herron, Roger Herron and Jay Flanary.

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Clara Bell (Herron) Flanary

GATE CITY, Va. — Clara Bell Flanary, 72, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord at 4:55 a.m. on Thursday ( Oct. 12, 2006 ) after a long illness while at the Wellmont-Holston Valley Medical Center .

A native of Sullivan County, Tenn. , she was born a daughter of the late Charles and Parlee Hensley Herron on February 14, 1934.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd “Buck” Flanary (1995); sister, Hassie Falin; granddaughter, Gretchen Nicole Jenkins; and a son-in-law, Ronnie

Survivors include three daughters, Diane Jenkins and husband Phillip, Kingsport, Darlene Starnes, Kingsport, and Lisa Taylor and husband Scott Gate City, Va.; one son, Scotty Flanary and wife Kim, Kingsport; grandchildren, Levi Jenkins, Ashley Flanary, Chloe Jenkins, Shyanne Taylor, and Aiden Flanary; one great-grandchild, Caroline Jenkins; a very special friend, Doris Reeves, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Graveside committal services will be conducted on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Powers Cemetery , Speers Ferry, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. for those services.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Jeter, Jack Sanders, Rayford Dingus, Ronnie Brown, Randy Reeves and Ray Hensley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Bright and Ben Tittsworth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Scott County Funeral Home, PO Box 127 , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

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

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Cosel E. Flanary

KINGSPORT - Cosel E. Flanary, 77, died at 10 p.m. Sunday (April 7, 2002) at SunBridge Health Care.

Born in Scott County, he lived in Sullivan County most of his life. Mr. Flanary was a former employee of Sullivan County Highway Dept.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William McKinley Flanary and Louie Jane Bishop Flanary ; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Zeable) Harr and Mrs. Ralph (Innis) Sage; and a brother, Hagy L. Flanary .

Surviving are two daughters, Ms. Linda Gibson, Kingsport, and Judy Marlar and husband Bobby, Grenada, Miss.; one grandson, Josh Marlar, Ft. Bragg, N.C.; and one sister, Mrs. Delphia Price, Gonzalez, Fla.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Chris Carter officiating.

Clyde Ramey, Conley Ramey, Tom Pratt and J.D. Wilson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Cosel Flanary family.

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Dillard F. "Jay" Flanary Jr.

KINGSPORT — D.F. "Jay" Flanary, 86, of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday afternoon (March 17, 2009) at Asbury Place-Steadman Hill after an extended illness surrounded by family and close friends.

Born in Scott County (Speers Ferry), Va., Jay moved to Kingsport in 1945. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Jay was a member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church and was retired from Eastman Corporation after 43 years services in the instruments department.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lee Gibson Flanary in 1992; his parents, Dillard and Myrtle Lynch Flanary; three brothers, Troy Flanary, Jessie James Flanary and Cecil Flanary; four sisters, Burdell Lee, Virginia Lee, Elsie Griffin and Nell Houseright.

Mr. Flanary is survived by his daughter, Anna Flanary Moreland and husband, Wes; two grandsons, Wes Moreland and wife, Jill and Brent Moreland; three great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Emily and Aiden; a special niece, Sharon Waldo and husband, Dan; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Riddle of Kingsport and Mrs. Pat (Jo) Davis of Gate City, Va.; his brother, Billy Flanary of Gate City; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Eulogy will be given by Roy Davis.

Military graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/265 with Joe W. Byrd, chaplain.

Pallbearers will be Jim Wood, John Hubbard, Dee Griffin, Red Griffin, Doug Ferguson and Joe Haynes.

Honorary pallbearers are Wes Moreland, IV, Brent Moreland, Dan Waldo, Fred McDavid and Buford Whitman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury Place-Steadman Hill, 1300 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The family would like to thank and recognize all the caregivers at Asbury Place-Steadman Hill for sharing with Jay their love and special care for him over the past three years.

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

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Donald Hugh Flanary

GATE CITY , Va. — Donald H. Flanary, 60, Route 2, died Tuesday (Aug. 10, 1999) at his residence.
A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , he was born on Aug. 31, 1938 . He was the son of the late Huey and Ethel Eads Flanary.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired brick and block mason.
Mr. Flanary was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Williams and Mildred Davidson.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Rhoton Flanary, Gate City , Va. ; daughter, Michelle Flanary, of the home; sister, Irene Goodwin, Kingsport ; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City and also anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. R.D. Stallard, the Rev. Lonnie Berry and Elder Allen Hensley officiating.
Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Big Hill Cemetery , Gate City .
Pallbearers will be Gary McCracken, Ricky Tipton, Jimmy Piercy, Bart McConnell, Jack Hobbs, Lonnie Berry and Mike Hagy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Lane and Roy Darrell Rhoton.

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Easter Hannah (Kerns) Flanary

KINGSPORT - Easter Hannah Flanary, 87, Redwood Drive, passed away Thursday (May 13, 2004) at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Kingsport.

Born in Scott County, Va., she moved to Kingsport in 1960. She was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Kingsport.

Mrs. Flanary was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Alley Kerns of Scott County, Va.; her husband, Glenn Flanary; one son, James Flanary; four brothers, Roy, Sam, Fred and Offit Kerns; and two sisters, Bertha Kerns and Edith Chapman.

Surviving are three sons, Bob Flanary and wife Linda, Gary Flanary and wife Kim of Kingsport and Donald Flanary and wife Ann of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Virginia Martin and husband John of Clinton, Tenn., Geri Dixon and late husband Gary and Brenda Clark and husband Willie of Kingsport; two brothers, Cecil Kerns and wife Gladys of Kingsport and Ray Kerns and wife Nora of Gate City, Va.; one sister-in-law, Maude Kerns; five grandsons; four granddaughters; two stepgranddaughters; four great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Special friends, Mary Rose Stapleton and Susan Ausque, both of Kingsport.

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

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

Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Park following the services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Florence (Duncan) Arnold Flanary

JOHNSON CITY - Mrs. Florence Arnold Flanary, 88, 2018 Sherwood Drive, died Monday ( Jan. 6, 2003 ) at Appalachian Christian Village following a lengthy illness.

A native of Hawkins County , Mrs. Flanary was a daughter of the late James and Lillie Williams Duncan.

She was a homemaker and an artist.

Mrs. Flanary was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lizzie Calton.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Woodrow Flanary, of the home; one son, Roy M. Arnold, Commerce Township , Mich. ; one brother, Earl Duncan, Key West , Fla. ; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the East Parlor of the Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City .

Services will be held Wednesday from the East Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. David Lovelace officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport .

Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family.

The Fellowship Sunday School class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be given to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church , 201 E. Market St. , Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .

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Floyd “Buck” Flanary

GATE CITY - Floyd “Buck” Flanary, 68, Route 3, ( Yuma com­munity), died Wednesday ( Sept. 6, 1995 ).

A native of Scott County , Va. , he was a retired farmer, and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Herron Flanary, Gate City, Va.; three daughters, Miss Lisa Fla­nary, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Ronnie (Darlene) Starnes, Kingsport, and Mrs. Phillip (Diane) Jenkins, Sar­atoga Springs, N.Y.; one son, Scottie Flanary, Kingsport; three grandchildren; and one step-­grandchild.

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

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

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Powers Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Clara Flanary, P.O. Box 608 , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

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Harry E. Flanary

KINGSPORT - Harry E. Flanary, 91 of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Feb. 01, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1915 in Lee County, Va. near Jonesville. After graduation from Dryden High School he attended Lincoln Memorial University. He was employed by the Tennessee Eastman Company, before enlisting in the U.S. Army just about six weeks prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was in combat in the South Pacific and after the war returned to work at the Eastman where he stayed until he retired in 1981.

He was a Charter Member of the Holston View Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign War. Harry was an avid Pool Player and played at the Kingsport Renaissance Senior Center. Before becoming ill, he enjoyed walking at the Ft. Henry Mall.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia G. Flanary; his parents, Nelson and Minnie Flanary; and three brothers, Ronald, Royce and Paul Flanary.

Surviving is his loving wife of 8 years, Margaret Connie Flanary; two step-daughters, Janice Cobb, of Nashville and Gail Hunt and her husband, James, of Kingsport; four step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; several nieces, a nephew, several cousins and a host of many friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007) at the Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow immediately in the church with Rev. Bob Copeland, officiating.

A private burial service will be conducted at a later date at Holston View Cemetery, Kingsport

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Harry E. Flanary.

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Helen Mildred (Craft) Flanary

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Helen (Craft) Flanary, 86, went home to be with Jesus. Monday (May 5, 2008) at Wellmont Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was born in Keokee. She was a volunteer at Lonesome Pine Hospital and Heritage Hall Nursing Home for approximately 20 years. She was a member of the Bride of Christ Church in Appalachia and frequently visited many of the local churches in the area.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William "Ray" Flanary; her parents, Cleve And Tiny Craft; brothers, Okre, Victor and Curtis Craft; sisters, Lorene Gibson, Verdie Wilder, Minnie King.

She is survived by her children, Larry Flanary and wife, Glenda of Big Stone Gap, Va., Shelia Stephen and husband, Darrell of Graham, Wash., Curtis Flanary and wife, Vickey of Church Hill, Theresa Delph and husband, Wayne of Kingsport; sister, Vivian (Bib) Reasor; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends in Christ.

The family will receive friends at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Glenda Flanary and Wayne Delph officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

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

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Ida E. (Rogers) Flanary

GATE CITY - Ida Rogers Flanary , 98, of Barbara Road, departed this life early Saturday morning (Dec. 11, 1999) at her residence. She was a native of Scott County, a homemaker and a member of Ida Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Flanary Sr.; a daughter, Marie Hill; sons, James V. Flanary Jr., and Alvin D. Flanary ; parents, R. B. and Geneva Caudle Rogers; four brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are daughters, Mayleen Flanary and Imojean Flanary Osborne, both of Gate City, Mary Flanary Head, Maryville, Tenn., Jeri Flanary Wolfe, Morristown, Tenn.; sons, Dewey H. Flanary , Gate City, Charles H. Flanary , Kingsport, Harry L. Flanary , Pueblo, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Humphrey, Strongsville, Ohio and Lassie Hubbard, Williamsburg, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles V. Boone and the Rev. Howard Todd officiating. Music will be by Sallys Chapel Quartet.

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

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James V. Flanary Jr.

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. - James V. Flanary , 73, died Friday (Dec. 4, 1998) at his residence after a brief illness. A native of Scott County, Va., he was a retired World War II Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Flanary ; his father, James V. Flanary ; a sister, Marie Hill; and a brother, Alvin D. Flanary .

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Carpenter Flanary , of the home; daughters, Joan Flanary , Fall Oaks, Md., and Debbie Ford, Newport News, Va.; sons, Robert Flanary , Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Kevin Flanary , Apple Valley, Mich.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; his mother, Ida Rogers Flanary , Gate City, Va.; sisters, Mayleen Flanary , Imojean Osborne, both of Gate City, Va., and Mary Ann Head, Morristown, Tenn.; brothers, Dewey H. Flanary , Gate City, Va., Charlie Herman Flanary , Kingsport, and Harry L. Flanary , Pueblo, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. today at Brinfield Funeral Home, LeonardTown, Md. Visitation will follow. Committal services and burial will be conducted at a later date.

Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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Linda Faye (Church) Flanary

KINGSPORT — Linda Church Flanary, 59, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2009) following a lengthy illness at Indian Path Medical Center with her family at her side.

She was born on Feb. 21, 1949, in Kingsport. Linda was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Carty; and her parents, Frank and Grace Cannon Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Flanary and her son, Eric Flanary, both of the home; one brother, James Church; three sisters, Esther Steward, Ann Horton and Revonda Chapman, all of Kingsport; a special niece, Angie Church; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff that cared for Linda at Wexford House and the special nurses and doctors in the ICU unit at Indian Path Medical Center.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport or anytime at Asbury Street, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bobby Krtausch officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:45 am.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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Mayleen Flanary

GATE CITY, Va. — Mayleen Flanary, 80, of Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday night (May 13, 2009) at her residence following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. Mayleen attended Rye Cove High School. She retired from Eastman Kodak (Polymers Division) with 39 years of service. Miss Flanary attended Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ida Rogers Flanary; her sisters, Marie Hill and Imojean Osborne; brothers, Alvin D. Flanary, James V. Flanary, Charles H. Flanary; her nephews, Brian Flanary and Daniel Albert Wolfe.

Mayleen Flanary is survived by her brothers, Dewey Flanary and his wife, Colleen (Gate City, Va.), Harry Flanary and his wife, Roxana (Pueblo, Colo.); her sisters, Mary Ann Head and her husband, Darius (Maryville, Tenn.), Jeri Wolfe and her husband, Albert (Morristown, Tenn.)

(Morristown, Tenn.); a special nephew, Barry C. Flanary (of the home) along with several additional nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral will be conducted on Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pat Davis, Jr., Pastor Charles Boone and Pastor George Winegar officiating.

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

A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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

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Paul C. Flanary

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Paul Flanary, 77, Heritage Hall, Big Stone Gap, Va., formerly of Dryden, Va., died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1992) at the Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was a Methodist and a son of the late Nelson and Minnie Kinzer Flanary.

Surviving are one brother, Harry' Flanary, Kingsport; and two nieces.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Dryden, Va., with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating.

Burial will be in the Jessee Cemetery, Dryden, Va.

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William H. "Bill" Flanary

GATE CITY - William H. (Bill) Flanary, 77, of Route 2, departed this life early Wednesday morning (May 31, 2000) at Brian Center in Weber City.

He was a native of Scott County, a veteran of World War II. He was retired superintendent of the Water Plant, Doswell, (Hanover County) Va.

Mr. Flanary attended Gate City United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas G. and Margaret Hargis Flanary.

Surviving are his wife, Maureen Williams Flanary, Gate City; brother, Hargis Flanary, Gate City.

A private graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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William Ray Flanary

EAST STONE GAP, Va. - William "Ray" Flanary, 85 of East Stone Gap, Va. went home to be with Jesus Sunday, (March 18, 2007) at Wellmont Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was born in Arno, Va. He worked for Stonega Coke and Coal Co. and joined the Army Air Core in 1942, when he returned home he went to work for U.S. Steel Coal Co. in Lynch, Ky, until he retired in 1982.

He was a member of the Bride of Christ Church in Appalachia and frequently visited many of the local churches in the area. He also held prayer meetings in his home every Tuesday night with Brother Eddie Blanton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. James Vilder Flanary; and mother Vesta Flanary; two brothers, Lewis "Ed" Flanary and Earl Flanary; three sisters, Virgie Flanary, Ethel Cornett, and Eppie Jennings.

Surviving are his wife, Helen (Craft) Flanary of 64 years; two sons, Larry Flanary and wife Glenda, of Big Stone Gap, Va., Curt Flanary and Vicky, of Church Hill; two daughters, Shelia Stephen and husband Darrell, of Graham, Wash., Theresa Delph and husband Wayne, of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ralph and Dot Flanary of Kingsport, Herbert Flanary of Olinger, Va., Melvin and Cherry Flanary of Lenoir City, Thelma Davis of Fairborn, Ohio, Dovie Clark of Dayton, Ohio, Barbra and R.E. Parsons of Big Stone Gap, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Glenda Flanary and Wayne Delph officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens SCemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon for the procession to the cemetery.

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

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Grace (Derting) Fleenor

KINGSPORT - Grace Derting Fleenor, 91, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2000) at Hillside Manor.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Walker and Peggy Derting, and moved to Bristol in 1984. She was the widow of W.M. "Dub" Fleenor and was a member of Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Maxie Reynolds.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Jenkins, Bluff City; two sons, Edsel Fleenor, Kingsport and Dan Fleenor, Hiltons, Va.; three grandchildren, Donna Stine, Dan Fleenor Jr., and Todd Pannell; three great-grandchildren, Dan Donald Fleenor III, Daniel Fleenor and Anthony Chase Pannell; two brothers, W.O. "Bud" Derting, Hiltons, Va., and Calvin Derting, Blountville.

Committal service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Fleenor Family Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be special friends.

Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

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Georgia (Neeley) Flanary

KINGSPORT - Georgia Flanary, 86, Kingsport, died Friday evening (March 25, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Wise County, Va., she resided in Kingsport since 1967. Mrs. Flanary was a dedicated worker and homemaker.

She was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Flanary; parents, Sarah Etta and Sam Neeley; sisters, Maude Cornett, Lois Fry, and Maxie Stepp; and brother, Frank Neeley.

Surviving are her daughter, Kay Hale and husband, Mike, Kingsport; one grandson, Sam Hale, Kingsport; one sister, Gerry Sullivan, Kingsport; one brother, Sam Neeley, Jonesborough; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, or any time at the daughter's home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. John A. Hackney and the Rev. Sam Neeley officiating.

Music will be by the Strickler Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Pallbearers will be Mark Morelock, Charlie Hutson, Chad Hutson, Sam Hale, Ed Britt, and Keener Fry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Begley, Mark McArthur, Carl Cornett, Don Cornett, and Harold Cornett.

Memorials may be made to Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church, 1000 Kendrick Creek Road, Kingsport, TN 37663.

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Helen Louise (Bledsoe) Flanary

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Helen Louise Flanary, 63, died Monday (April 20, 1992) at Huntsville Hospital.

She was born in Osaka, Va. and was a former resident of Inman, Va. She had been a resident of Huntsville for the past 16 years and was a member of the Huntsville Free Will Baptist Church.

She was a 1948 graduate of Appalachia High School and a past member and Sunday school teacher at the Inman Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Roy E. Flanary, Huntsvillei one son, Barry Scott Flanary, Huntsville; one daughter, Melissa "Kim" Flanary, Huntsvillei three sisters, Joyce Smith, Appalachia, Ruth Spears, Twinsburg, Ohio, and Juanita Beavers, Bluefield, W.Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Flanary and the Rev. John McCarroll officiating.

Burial will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

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Ira Gentry Flanary

Ira Gentry Flanary, 82 of Fowlerville, Michigan passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 after an extended illness.

Gentry was born in Scott County , Virginia and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After the War, he moved to Detroit , Michigan and was employed by General Motors Corporation. Gentry retired from General Motors after working there for 30 years. He was a 32 Degree Mason and was a member of the Detroit Masonic Lodge and the Dryden, Virginia Masonic Lodge.

Gentry was preceded in death by his father Nathan Flanary, mother Mae Flanary, brothers Bill Flanary, Troy "Bud" Flanary and Robert Ray Flanary.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Reba Kate Rhoton Flanary, three daughters, Deborah Wellman and husband Greg, Brighton, Michigan, Jenny Lynne Salsini and husband Bob, Metamora, Michigan, Lisa Annette Gamble, Westland Michigan, one grandson, Scott Hathorne, Hartland, Michigan, two granddaughters, Emily MacFarlane, Metamora, Michigan, Lindsay Kate Gamble, Westland, Michigan, four great grandsons, Nicholas and Jacob Hathorne, Andrew and Joseph Breeding, one sister, Wilma McClellan, Kingsport, Tn., a special cousin O. A. Quillen, Slant, Va and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Gate City Funeral Home. Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by Masonic Lodge #326 Dryden , Virginia Thursday evening immediately following at Gate City Funeral Home. Burial will be Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Carter Cemetery in Stoney Creek , Va. Family and friends will meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

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James Lee Flanary

NORTON, Va. — James Lee Flanary, 78, of Norton, departed this life to be with God Wednesday morning ( June 9, 2010 ) at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Worley and Gladys Flanary, and his sister, Joyce Flanary Bruce.

He served in the Air Force and was a member of the Wise D.A.V. Chapter 56. He was a member of the Democrat Committee, served on the Wise County P.S.A. Board and the Housing Authority. In addition to God and his family his greatest love was teaching and mentoring his many brethren in his beloved Masonic Lodge #259 which he joined in 1963. He served as Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 48th Masonic District, Past Master of Norton and Dryden Masonic Lodges. He was Past Provost, Ambassador to the Masonic Home and was Past Patron of Coeburn Chapter 153, Order of the Eastern Star.

So many have expressed their admiration for his kindness, humor and tireless dedication in helping others. He was always the first to want to reach out and help someone in need. His strength and courage has been a beacon to those who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54 years, Joan Flanary. He was a devoted father to his three children, daughter, Debra Flanary Rife and her fiancé, Michael Hanks; two sons, Michael Allen Flanary and James Patrick Flanary and his fiancée, Andrea Stacey. He was a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Katie Maine and husband, Paul, Jamie Flanary, Brandon Rife and wife, Kristin, Logan Hobbs and Ryan Hobbs; and three great-grandchildren, Abigail Maine, Maggie Maine and Charlie Maine; one brother, Jack Flanary of Norton; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and brethren.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.

Masonic services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with funeral services to follow, the Rev. Glen Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow in White Oak Gap Cemetery .

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Joanne (Johnson) Flanary

GATE CITY, Va. - Joanne Johnson Flanary, 71, Gate City, Va., passed away Saturday (May 28, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Abingdon, Va., and was manager of the Weber City Branch Bank of America. She was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church where she was very active in the church choir, Gate City United Methodist Women, and all organizations of the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. "Cecil" Flanary (Feb. 24, 2005); parents, Thomas A. and Mary Elrod Johnson; stepfather, Dallas C. Compton; and sister-in-law, Nancy Johnson.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Flanary Waldo and husband Dan, Gate City; grandchildren, Kristin W. Marshall and husband Kevin, Johnson City, Caralee Waldo, Johnson City; great-grandson, Hayden Matthew Marshall; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Stanley Bateman, Gate City; brothers and sister-in-law, William J. and Lotis Johnson, Kingsport, Richard Johnson, Little Switzerland, N.C.; special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; special cousin, Kathryn Helton, Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Gate City United Methodist Church, or anytime at the home of the daughter.

Memorial services will follow the visitation at the church with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Music will be provided by organist, Carolyn McPherson, and pianist, Cathy Williams.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

In memory of Mrs. Flanary, the family requests that donations be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, VA 24251.

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

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Lewis Edward "Ed" Flanary

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Lewis "Ed" Flanary, 80, passed away Monday (Jan. 17, 2005) at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap.

He was born in Arno, Va., lived in Cumberland, Ky., and Lynch, Ky., for 17 years, and had resided in Big Stone Gap for the past 40 years. He was a retired coal miner with U. S. Steel and Westmoreland Coal Co., with 30 years of service. He was a member of UMWA District #28, Local #1405.

He attended Jasper (Va.) Central Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammy Kay Chandler; his parents, the Rev. James Vilder Flanary and Vesta Flanary; a brother, Earl Flanary; and three sisters, Ethel Cornett, Virgie Flanary and Eppie Jennings.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Beatrice (Shoop) Flanary; two daughters, Linda Flanary Noel, of the home, and Treina Flanary Caswell and husband, Jim, of Rogersville; one son, Robert "Eddie" Flanary of Sunnyvale, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ray and Helen Flanary, East Stone Gap, Va., Ralph and Dot Flanary, Kingsport, Herbert Flanary, Olinger, Va., and Melvin and Cherry Flanary, Lenoir City; three sisters, Thelma Davis, Fairborn, Ohio, Dovie Clark, Dayton, Ohio, Barbara and R.E. Parsons, Big Stone Gap; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Thomas and the Rev. Buddy Wilson officiating.

Entombment services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Family and friends are asked to meet at Holding Funeral Home at 1:20 p.m. Thursday to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jasper Central Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Box 49, Duffield, VA 24244.

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Mary Alice (Owens) Tittle Flanary

DUNGANNON, Va. - Mary Alice Flanary, 80, entered into rest Wednesday ( May 11, 2005 ).

She was born in Scott County , Va. on May 21, 1924 to the late Jim Walter and Elizabeth Osborne Owens.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Annie Lucas; sisters, Cecil Begley and Pearl Owens; one brother, Charlie Owens; nephew, Wilburn Baker.

Survivors include nephews, Jimmy Baker and wife, Wilma, Dungannon, Va., James Begley and wife, Diane, Jackie Begley and wife, Shirley, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; niece, Mattie Horton and husband, Larry, Kingsport; three stepdaughters, Betty Jean Vicars, Dungannon, Va., Frankie Cordle, Nickelsville, Va., and Georgia Flanary, Dungannon, Va.; stepson, Hobart Flanary, Jr., Nickelsville, Va.; 15 step-grandchildren; 21 step great-grandchildren; close special friends, Lucy Mann, Harold Osborne and Jeff Mann, all of Dungannon, Va.; several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Jimmy Baker.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Tom Holder, Rev. William Berry and Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.

Music will be provided by the Holder Family, Eula Berry and Laura Darnell.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon Saturday at the Carter Family Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , Va. The family will meet at 11 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Baker, Matthew Baker, Ryan Gilreath, Jason Begley, Jamie Begley and Travis Begley.

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Presley Lee Flanary

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Presley Lee Flanary, 28, died Saturday (Dec. 27, 2008) at Salisbury, N.C.
He was a graduate of Powell Valley High School and formerly attended the First Assembly of God Church, Big Stone Gap. He was loved by many who will sadly miss him. Presley had a great love for his dog Jinx.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doris D. Frazier, Donald L. Frazier; grandmother, Mary Flanary; great grandmother, Nancy Diets.
Presley is survived by his mother, Donna Frazier Flanary of Mooresville, N.C.; father, Billy Scott Flanary of Kingsport; half sister, Kaitlyn of Kingsport; four aunts, Tammy Frazier, Kim Murray and husband, Andy, Judy Kelley, Janice Flanary; three uncles, Carson Flanary, Tracey Flanary, Kenneth Flanary; grandfather, Herbert Flanary; two great-grandparents, Warren F. Diets, Ruby Frazier; special nephew and niece, Jesse and Emily Murray; several great aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Roy A Green Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today before services.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Roy Smith officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery.
Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia is in charge of arrangements.

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Roy Cecil Flanary

GATE CITY, Va. - Roy C. "Cecil" Flanary, 73, Route 6, Daniel Boone community passed away Thursday (Feb. 24, 2005) at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law in Gate City.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on June 30, 1931 and was the son of the late Dillard F. Flanary and Myrtle Lynch Flanary. He served for eight years in Gate City National Guard and retired from Penn Dixie Cement Industry and Tele-Optics, Inc.

Mr. Flanary was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Elsie Griffin, Virginia Lee, Burdell Lee and Nell Houseright; brothers, Jessie James Flanary and Troy Flanary.

Surviving are his wife, Joanne Johnson Flanary, of the home; daughter, Sharon Flanary Waldo and husband Dan, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Kristin W. Marshall and husband Kevin and Caralee Waldo, all of Johnson City; great-grandson, Hayden Matthew Marshall; sisters, Mamie F. Riddle, Kingsport, JoRhea Davis and husband Pat, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Dillard F. "Jay" Flanary, Jr., Kingsport, Billy Flanary and wife Rose, (Maces Springs community) in Hiltons, Va.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary and Stanley Bateman, Gate City, Va., William J. and Lotis Johnson, Kingsport, Richard Johnson, Little Switzerland, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gate City United Methodist Church and anytime at the residence of the daughter and son-in-law.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the church sanctuary with Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Music will be provided by soloist Steven Lay and Rev. Dale Wyrick; quartet The Forgetful Four, Cathy Williams and Carolyn McPherson.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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William C. "Bud" Flanary

GATE CITY, Va. - William C. "Bud" Flanary, 71, went home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness and a strong fight on Monday (May 14, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Bud retired from Scott County Sheriff's Office after 30 years of service. Bud stayed active and never slowed down. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He always wanted to fix everything and made his home and family his top priority.

Preceding him were his father, William "Ransom" Flanary; his mother, Nettie Hensley Flanary; and sister, Pauline McCracken.

Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Alice M. Flanary, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Leonard Short, Gate City, Va.; a grandson, whom he loved so dearly, Dustin Rouse, of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Bruce Boucher, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; aunt, Janie Bartlett, Gate City, Va.; very special niece, Christina and her husband, Kenny Smith, Palm Beach, Fla.; very special nephew, Mickey McCracken, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bob R. Lane and Rev. Will Shewey officiating.

Music will be provided by the Holder family.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Those wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Olin Bowen, Greg Gillenwater, Larry Thompson, R.C. Bowen, Frank Carter and Bob Givins.

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Woodrow Flanary

JOHNSON CITY - Dr. Woodrow Flanary, 90, 2018 Sherwood Dr., Apt. 228, died after an extended illness, Sunday ( Aug. 22, 2004 ) at Northside Hospital .

He was a native of Jonesville , Va. , the son of the late William Harvey and Willie Rebecca Flanary of Jonesville.

Dr. Flanary was a 1933 graduate of Jonesville High School and received his A.B. degree from Emory and Henry College in 1937, his M.A. degree in English from Vanderbilt University in 1939, and Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia in 1953.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the 98th Infantry in 1943-44 and as a staff member in the G-2 (intelligence) division of the POE headquarters at Fort Shafter in Honolulu , where he was an aerial photo interpreter and cartographer in 1944-46.

He had a long and distinguished career as a college professor for 40 years. He taught English at Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1939-40, English, French, Math and Geography at Emory and Henry College from 1940-1950, except for three years out (43-46) when he was in the Army. From 1950-1953, he pursued his course work for the Doctor of Education degree, while teaching graduate courses in diagnostic and remedial techniques in reading.

Upon receiving his EdD degree in 1953, he taught in the College of Education at East Carolina College, 1953-1957, East TN State College 1957-1962, Northeast Louisiana State College 1962-1967, where he was director of the Reading Laboratory for College Students, and at Memphis State University 1967 until his retirement in 1979. At Memphis State he became the director of testing for the Nuclear Studies Program when in 1974 Memphis State was selected by the Southern Governors' Conference to be the Center for training Nuclear Power Operators.

Upon retirement he was granted the status of Associate Professor Emeritus. He is a member of several learned societies.

After retirement, he moved back to Johnson City .

He was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church .

Dr. Flanary was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Lee Boy Flanary; his son, Dr. James Stephen Flanary; his second wife, Florence Arnold Flanary; three sisters, Jeanette Flanary Price, Anna Mae Flanary and Ollie Bell Flanary Jones.

He is survived by one sister, Edith Hopkins, Surprize, Ariz.; one brother-in-law, Claude C. Jones, Jonesville, Va.; his daughter-in-law, Debra Lynn Flanary, Memphis; two grandchildren, Jennifer Marler Frank, Atlanta, Ga., and Natalie Elise Marler, Nashville; one stepson, Roy Arnold, Flint, Mich.; three nieces, Rothella Flenor, Noblesville, Ind., Peggy Bush, Jonesville, Va., and Linda Cheryl Suffel, Surprize, Ariz.; three nephews, William "Billy" Adkins, Jonesville, Va., Norman A. Jones, Blue Ridge, Va., and Dennis C. Jones, Tazewell, Va.; many great and great-great nephews, great and great-great nieces.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Brian Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery , Bristol , Tenn.

Active pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews, Dennis Jones, Norman Jones, William Adkins, Greg Jones, Jameson Jones, Alex Jones, Brian Bush, Tony Flenor and Doug Suffel.

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Worley Flanary

DUNGANNON - Worley Flanary, 73, of Dungannon, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport, Saturday morning after a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , a veteran of World War I, and was retired from Bethlehem Steel Company of McRoberts , Ky.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Melissa Flanary; daughters, Mrs. Beulah Pendlelon and Mrs. Nina Jennings, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Shelby Roberson, Wise; sons, Alfred of Snowflake, Va., and Johnny of Dungannon; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. (DST) at Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church . Rev. Ralph Flanary and Rev. James Boatright will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The family will receive friends at the Scott County Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and also at the Flanary home in Dungannon.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, April 28, 1968)

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Etta Gertrude (Strong) Morrison Fleenor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Etta Gertrude Fleenor died Sunday (Aug. 19, 2001) at U.A.B. Hospital in Birmingham.

Mrs. Fleenor was preceded in death by husbands, Gene Morrison and Norman Fleenor; daughter, Sandra Bates; and granddaughter, Lisa Bates.

Surviving are daughters, Wanda Dyer, Nashville, and Brenda Bible, Demoplois, Ala.; grandchildren, Tim and Scott Riley, Vicki Lovell, Pam Fortner, Lori Woodall, John Bates, Jamey and Amanda Bible; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Don Strong, Church Hill; sisters, Mrs. J. W. (Fannie) Fletcher and Mrs. Gerald (Virginia) Hopkins, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartman's Chapel Church, Greeneville, with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Kingsport Times-News

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Ezra Harold Fleenor

Ezra H. Fleenor, 79, 1585 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, died early Monday morning (Jan. 31, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Nickelsville, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Fleenor retired from TEC in 1948, after working 29 years in physical testing.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and was a P.O.W. He was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church, Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, American Legion, East Tennessee Ex-POW Chapter, and life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Fleenor; three sisters; and three brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby J. Fleenor, Kingsport; two sisters, Ella Mae Powell and Bernice Quillen, both of Kingsport; one brother, Robert Lawrence Fleenor, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, with a Masonic service being conducted at 8 p.m. with the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 in charge.

Services will be conducted immediately following the Masonic service at the funeral home with the Rev. Stan McCready officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382, VFW Color Guard in charge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Sullivan County Unit, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662, or Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 East Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Helen Ruth (Taylor) Fleenor

KINGSPORT - Helen "Ruth'' Taylor Fleenor, 71, 830 Walnut Avenue, entered into eternal rest on Friday (Nov. 2, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 24, 1930 and was the fourth child of the late John Logan and Eliza Click Taylor of Yuma, Va. She was born in Kingsport, moving to Yuma at the age of six. She spent her youth in Yuma and her adult years in the Bloomingdale community of Kingsport and Rogersville. She returned to Kingsport to live in 1992.

She was a housewife and will be remembered by all for her delicious meals and canned vegetables.

She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and she also attended Bloomingdale Baptist Church, State Line Baptist Church and Higher Ground Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hagen W. Fleenor in 1983; brother, Jack W. Taylor; sister, Evelyn Brickey; and stepdaughter, Roma Fleenor Thurman.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Robert Drinnon, Rogersville; granddaughter, Angela Drinnon, Kingsport; stepson and daughter-in-law, Paul (Joan) Fleenor; stepdaughters, Mrs. Ann (Ben) Floyd and Mrs. Wilma (John P.) McBride, all of Rogersville; two sisters, Eula Frances Jenkins and Phyllis Palmer, Kingsport; six brothers, Ralph L. Taylor, John Thomas Taylor, Donald Ray Taylor and Eddie W. Taylor, all of Kingsport, James M. Taylor, Yuma, Va., and Bobby L. Taylor, Simpsonville, S.C.; eight stepgrandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; special friend, Luther G. Rhoton; and caregiver, Maxine Powers.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Friends may call anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Fleenor, Tony Fleenor, Otis Eldridge, Frankie Hart, Jeff Taylor and Tom Baker.

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Nina Sue (Whited) Fleenor

SNOWFLAKE, Va. - Nina Sue Whited Fleenor , 87, daughter of the late N.D. and Elizabeth Quillen Whited passed away Saturday (Sept. 18, 1999).

She was a native of Scott County, Va. and a life-time member of Ewing Chapel United Methodist Church in Snowflake, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Fleenor ; one son, Darrell Fleenor ; sisters, Mona Lee Addington, Edith Daugherty; brothers, Charles Glenn and James F. Whited. Fleenor.

Surviving are her children, three daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Johnny Garder, Kingsport; Freeda and J.W. McMurray, Roanoke, Va., Carol Porter Wallace and Gary, Snowflake, Va.; two sisters, LaVerta Barker Fugate, Rosewell, Ga. and Lucille Quillen Bishop, Snowflake, Va.; one brother, N.D. Whited Jr. and sister-in-law, Fern Fletcher Whited; ten grandchildren, Renea Hyder, Robin Trivett, Darlene Fleenor , Joe Kyle Fleenor , David and Randall Garber, Benjamin, Kelly and Devin McMurray and Jeff Porter; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home by the Rev. Roy Lester and Daryl Gene Hyder officiating. Music will be provided by Danny Whited and Lisa Redwine Combs.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Her grandsons, Joe Kyle Fleenor , David and Randall Garber, Benjamin, Kelly and Devin McMurray and Jeff Porter will serve as pallbearers. Her sons-in-law, Johnny Garber, J.W. McMurray and Gary Wallace will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home for procession to the graveside services.

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Roy Howard Fleenor

KNOXVILLE , Tenn. [ 10/6/1999 ] — Roy Howard Fleenor, 57, formerly a native of Kingsport .
He was a member and deacon of Central Baptist Church of Bearden.
He was a member of the National Association of Accountants and the Delta Sigma Honorary Fraternity. Mr. Fleenor was a 1964 graduate of University of Tennessee College of Business.
He was a Vice President of King Business Forms Corp. and had worked 24 years with Meade Paper Co. in Kingsport , and Chillicothe , Ohio .
He was preceded in death by parents, Bert J. and Zella Fleenor and by father-in-law, H.C. Kincheloe.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene Kincheloe Fleenor; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Angie Fleenor; son, David Fleenor and his fiancee, Lisa, all of Knoxville; brothers, James Fleenor and Jerry Fleenor, both of Kingsport; mother-in-law, Dana Kincheloe, Knoxville; uncles, Omer and Hugh Kyle Franklin; several cousins.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church of Bearden.
Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church with Dr. Larry Fields officiating.
Family and friends will meet Saturday at Edgewood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment service.
Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Dean Hill Drive , Knoxville , Tenn. 37919 .
Arrangements are by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ruby J. (Minga) Fleenor

KINGSPORT — Ruby Minga Fleenor, 92, of Kingsport, passed away on Monday (June 15, 2009) after an extended illness.

She was a Sullivan County native for most of her life. For many years of her life, she was very involved with her Sunday school class and in the women’s circle. She was an avid and excellent bridge player.

Mrs. Fleenor was preceded in death by her parents, John Abraham Minga and Cora Exer Blalock Minga; husband, Ezra Harold Fleenor; four brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Dr. Ralph Kidd officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ruby Minga Fleenor.

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Shirley (Donihe) Fleming

KINGSPORT — Shirley Donihe Fleming, 75, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday ( April 9, 2008 ) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a graduate of Lynn View High School . She was a sales associate of Donihe Graphics for over 30 years. Mrs. Fleming was a member of Kingsport Community Church where she taught Sunday school for over 25 years, youth director, and member of the church choir. She was very active in her community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Garnie and Eva (Hartgrove) Donihe; three brothers, Homer Donihe, Bobby Donihe and Tommy Donihe; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gladys Damron and T.J. “Jack” Fleming.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Jack P. Fleming, of the home; daughter, Debbie McMillin and husband, Jeff, Bristol, Tenn.; son, Jack P. Fleming II and wife, Amy Brock, Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Sara Stocstill, Bart McMillin, Molly Fleming, Cassy Fleming, Taylor Shearin, Hannah Shearin and Jessie Shearin; five sisters, Betty Lucas, Columbus, Ohio, Phyllis Cooper, Asheville, N.C., Patricia Anderson, Kingsport, Linda McKee, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Brenda Luster, Boone, N.C.; brother, Charles Donihe, Canton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Kingsport Community Church .

Funeral service will follow in the church at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Ron. Lowe officiating.

Music will be provided by Mark Staten.

Graveside services will be conducted 12 noon Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bart McMillin and her nephews serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road , Bristol , Tenn. 37620 .

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

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Audrey Mae (Begley) Fletcher

KINGSPORT - Audrey Begley Fletcher, 59, 1034 Sharondale Ave., went to be with the Lord Friday ( April 19, 2002 ) at 4:45 a.m. after a courageous battle with cancer. Her family and friends were present.

She was a devoted Christian, daughter, sister and aunt, who gave unselfishly of herself to her family and friends.

She retired from Eastman in 1999 after 30 years of service.

She attended West View Missionary Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Chauncy Gale Fletcher; her father, William Horton Begley; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Surviving are her mother, Ida Hall Begley; three sisters, Faye Calhoun, Kingsport, Edna Churchwell, Mount Carmel and Joyce Begley, Lynn Garden; four brothers, G.C. and Shelby Begley, Church Hill, Doug and Elsie Begley, Mount Carmel, William D. (Buddy) and Anna Grace Begley, Kingsport and Royce and Euna Mae Begley, Church Hill; 17 nieces and nephews, Velma Still, Reda Rowell, Kathy Johnson, Karen Farley, Angela Morris, Felicia Begley, Shara Malone, Sharlene Malone, Jimmy Lane, Darrell Lane, Richard Begley, David Begley, Dewayne Begley, Steve Begley, Keith Fletcher, Greg Fletcher, Brian Malone; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends and co-workers from Eastman. The family would like to give their eternal thanks to Wellmont Hospice.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at West View Missionary Baptist Church on Fairview Avenue .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with Pastor Mike Stout and the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Entombment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Mausoleum. Family and friends should meet at 12:45 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Audrey Fletcher.

Kingsport Times-News
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Daisy A. Fletcher

EATON, Ohio - Miss Daisy A. Fletcher, 84, 121 Deem St., Eaton, Ohio died Sunday (Aug. 30, 1987) at Heritage House, Richmond , Ind.

Miss Fletcher was a member of United Church of Christ.

A native of Scott County , Va. , she was a retired cook having worked at Dickerson Schools , Wagner Kitchen, and the Girls Scout Club.

Surviving are two sisters, Edna F. Hilton, Eaton , Ohio and Wendy Coughlin, Phoenix , Ariz. ; two nephews, one niece and eight great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2:30 to 4 p.rn. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home.

(Partial obituary from Kingsport Times-News / Wed. September 2. 1987 from Delmar Fraysier)

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Dicey M. Fletcher

BRISTOL – Dicey Mill Fletcher, 83, formerly of Scott County, Va., died Sunday evening ( 11-19-1978 ) in Bristol Memorial Hospital .

     She was a retired teacher, having taught at Sullivan and Lynn View High Schools .  She was a member of Beaver View Baptist church and was the widow of J. T. Fletcher.

     Survivors include two step-daughters, Lola Howard and Mary Virginia Fletcher, both of Castlewood , Va. ; two brothers, Samson Mills, Gate City , and Luther J. Mills, Ft. Pierce , Fla. ; three sisters, Belle Castle , Nickelsville , Va. , Ruth Mathis, Detroit , Mich. , and Tempa Hillman, Coeburn , Va.

     Weaver Funeral Home is in Charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Tuesday, November 21, 1978

FLETCHER, MRS. J. T. (DICEY)

     Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. (Dicey) Fletcher will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. T. R. Moore Jr. officiating and the Rev. Claude Lane assisting.  Burial will follow in Mills Family Cemetery , Coeburn.  Pallbearers will be Paul Fletcher Jr., Dave Fletcher, Jimmie Fletcher, Herbert Mills, Hobert Mills, Joe Mills.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services to lie in state.  Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

The Kingsport Times-News
Wednesday, November 22, 1978

Edgar Scott Fletcher Jr.

(His maternal grandmother b. Scott Co)

MT. STERLING, Ky. — Edgar "Scott" Fletcher Jr., 56, Crestview Drive, Mt. Sterling, Ky., died Monday (Feb. 23, 2009) at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Born June 24, 1952, in Hawkins County, he retired as maintenance tech and former owner of Berried Treasures & Cranberry Lane. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Kingsport and Christmas Connection. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Gateway Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Edgar Sr. and Nellie Greer Fletcher.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Snedegar Fletcher of Mt. Sterling; one daughter, Stephanie (J.W.) Conley of Mt. Sterling; one sister, Nancy (Ed) Julian of Kingsport; three brothers, Ronnie (Carol) Fletcher and John (Jackie) Fletcher, both of Kingsport and Louis (Marie) Fletcher of Woodstock, Ga.; mother-in-law, Ella Snedegar of Mt. Sterling; several nieces and nephews; and his special pet, Toby.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals, Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bill Kilgore officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Jim Lewelling, John Kanis, Don Graves, Fred Greene, Estil and Charlie Sorrell. Honorary pallbearer will be Jackie Skaggs.

Kingsport Times-News
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Eugene "Jim" Fletcher

Eugene "Jim" Fletcher, 62, Duffield, VA passed away, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Fletcher was born in Scott County, VA on December 26, 1949, a son of the late Henry Clifford and Stella Lane Fletcher.

Surviving are his sisters, Lizzie Mae Fletcher Johnson, Duffield, VA and Joyce Marie Fletcher Johnson, Big Stone Gap, VA; and brothers, James Clifford Fletcher and wife, Nancy, Duffield, VA and Larry Fletcher, Duffield, VA; along with several niece and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Fletcher Cemetery, in the Kingdom community of Duffield, VA with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Jim's best buddies, Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, Amalie Sloan, and Wellmont Hospice for their love and care of Jim.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Eugene "Jim" Fletcher.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Fannie Marie (Strong) Fletcher

KINGSPORT - Fannie Marie Fletcher, 89, passed away Sunday (March 16, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Fletcher was a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed collecting dolls, rocks, tea cups and various other items. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and helping other people.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. "Jake" Fletcher; and daughter, Betty Fletcher Cox; two sisters; and three brothers.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Billie Fletcher, New Port Richey, Fla.; four grandchildren, Michael W. Fletcher, Lori Fletcher, Terry L. Cox and Kimberly C. Lane; great-grandchildren, James Baxter, Jesse Lane, Dalton Lane and Carson Lane; one sister, Virginia Hopkins; one brother, Donald Strong; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Belinda Dey.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Nate Ware officiating.

The graveside service will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Harold Fanciler Fletcher

WEBER CITY, Va. - Harold Fanciler Fletcher, 75, of Orlando, Fla., passed away on Sunday (Sept. 18, 2005) at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla.

Born in Nickelsville, Va., he served in the U.S. Air Force, being stationed in Germany for over four years. He was a graduate of VPI College of Engineering. He also attended the University of Central Florida.

Mr. Fletcher was a member of several different civil and fraternal organizations. He was also a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Marie Jeffers; sons, Thomas Lee Fletcher, Harold Patton Fletcher and Bobby Joe Fletcher; his parents, Joe Bill Fletcher Sr. and Goldie Harris Fletcher; four sisters; one brother; grandparents, Henry Fletcher and Callie Dona Addington Fletcher, and A.P. Harris and Mazzie Robinson Harris.

Surviving are one son, James Edwin Fletcher, Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Gillian Fletcher and Benjamin Fletcher; sister, Bettie Jean Starnes and husband James, Kingsport; special aunt and uncle, Cecil Harris and wife, Bonnie Collins Harris, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Addington Frame Church Cemetery, Nicklesville, Va., with Rev. Clarence Bear officiating. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 and Gate City Post #265, Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Henry C. “Doc” Fletcher

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Henry C. Fletcher, 61, Rt. 3, Clinchport, died at Lonesome Pine Hospital Friday night [ 3/4/1977 ] after a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a retiree of the Clinchfield Railroad. He attended the Methodist Church .

He is survived by his wife, Stella Lane Fletcher, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Mae Johnson and Mrs. Joyce Marie Johnson, both of Clinchport; three sons, James, Eugene and Larry, all of Clinchport; one sister, Dona Mae Hensley of Gate City; two brothers, Walter of Gate City and Elmer of Clinchport, and 10 grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, March 6, 1977)

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Isaac Fletcher

Times-News Virginia Bureau

Isaac Fletcher, 67, died unexpectedly at his home in Rye Cove Monday.

His survivors include his wife Mrs. Nannie Fletcher of Rye Cove; two sons Ken and Charlie Fletcher, both of Rye Cove; and two daughters; Mrs. Clara Lark, Fort Blackmore and Mrs. Myrtle Carter of Stanleytown.

Funeral services will be conducted by Huff Funeral Home and are to be held at the Stanleytown school Wednesday at 1:00 p. m. with the Rev. Stanley Boatwright officiating.

Burial will be in the Stanleytown Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; April 4, 1947

Joseph William "Joe Bill" Fletcher Jr.

PENROSE, N.C. - Joe Bill Fletcher Jr., 64, of Route 1, Penrose, departed this life Saturday (March 29, 2003) at his residence.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a government specialist field engineer in radio analog computers. He was a member of the military order of Stars and Bars Slemp and Pridemore Society of Virginia, and a member of Scott County Clinch Mountain Rangers Chapter #1858.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie Ethel Harris Fletcher and Joe Bill Fletcher Sr.; sisters, Sybil Nell Fletcher Davis, Doris Janet Fletcher Dockery, Callie Fern Fletcher Whited and Frances Deloris Fletcher.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Fletcher of Penrose; son, Edmund Craig Fletcher of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Betty Fletcher Starnes of Kingsport; brother, Harold F. Fletcher of Orlando, Fla.; special aunt and uncle, Cecil K. Harris and Bonnie Harris of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clarence Bear officiating.

Burial will follow in Addington Frame Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va., with military graveside service by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 of Kingsport.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lawrence Wayne Fletcher

Lawrence Wayne Fletcher , 59, Cove Street, Kingsport, died early Monday (May 25, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Nickelsville, Va., he was a retired engineer from American Electric Power with 26 years of service. He served in the National Guard for 21 years and was a member of VFW of Kingsport. He was awarded the Virginia National Guard Commendation Medal for outstanding service while coordinating the Virginia State Emergency Operation Center during the Southwest Virginia flood in April 1977. A letter from the commander of Headquarters Company 1030th Engineer Battalion (Service) at Gate City, Va., was inscribed with this personal note, "Although this will not appear in the official letter, just wanted you to know I believe the job you did during this crisis is the most outstanding I have seen in two years in the Army and four years in the Guard.''

Another outstanding feature about Mr. Fletcher was when he grew watermelon in the air. Some watermelon seed got in a flower bed and he thought they were cucumber vines growing up through the trellis. When the cukes started getting bigger, he realized they were watermelons. To prevent their weight from breaking the trellis and tearing the vines he divised a hammock made from strong twine to the melons until they ripened.

He was a member of Copper Creek Primitive Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Baron Fletcher and Mable Henry Fletcher.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda S. Fletcher , Kingsport; a daughter, Ronda F. Smith, Bluff City; a stepdaughter, Robin Neels, British Columbia, Canada; a son, Daryl W. Fletcher , Kingsport; a stepson, Rick Seals, Morristown; grandchildren, Logan and Andrew Smith, Bluff City, and Samantha Fletcher , Bristol, Va.; stepgrandchildren, Travis and Leah Neels, British Columbia, Canada; his stepmother, Rebecca Fletcher , Nickelsville, Va.; a sister, Christine Lord, Half Moon Bay, Calif.; two brothers, William Carl Fletcher , Newport News, Va., and Donald B. Fletcher , Kingsport; a stepsister, Beatrice Dingus, Nickelsville, Va.; and a stepbrother, Jereial Fletcher , Bluefield, W.Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnnie Gibson officiating.

Burial will follow at Addington Frame Cemetery, Rt. 2, Nickelsville, Va.

The VFW Post No. 3382 of Kingsport will be in charge of graveside services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mabel Priscilla (Henry) Fletcher

Mabel Priscilla Fletcher, 73, 1521 Highpoint Avenue, died Wednesday (March 18, 1992) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in Kingsport for most of her life.

She had worked as a nurse's aide and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William R. and Lula O. Penley Henry; one son, Gary Lee Fletcher; two sisters, Clara Bell Henry and Ruth Hillman; and two brothers, Rayford Henry and Arville Henry.

Surviving are one daughter, Christine Lord, Halfmoon Bay, Calif.; three sons, Lawrence Wayne Fletcher and Donald B. Fletche~, both of Kingsport, and William Carl Fletcher, Newport News, Va.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Juanita Henry, Kingsport, Gladys Hillman, Virginia, and Irene Hillman, Ohio; two brothers, Jay Henry and Tommy Henry, both of Virginia.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson' Funeral Home.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Nellie Kate (Greer) Fletcher

(Her mother b. Scott Co)

KINGSPORT - Nellie Kate Greer Fletcher, 79, went home to be with her Lord Thursday (Oct. 31, 2002) at the Wexford House after an extended illness.

Nellie was born Sept. 18, 1923 in Kingsport and was a daughter of the late Clifford and Pearl (Spears) Greer. Nellie was a Christian and attended many churches in the area. She was married to the late Edgar Fletcher Sr.

In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Wallace Greer and sister, June Smith and a very special friend Annabelle Harold, preceded her in death.

Nellie was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She loved quilting, flowers and people.

Surviving are her loving family: a daughter, Nancy Fletcher Whitten of Kingsport; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Carol Fletcher of Kingsport, John Fletcher, Louis and Marie Fletcher, all of Georgia, Scott and Linda Fletcher of Kentucky; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlene Castle of Kingston, Tenn.; two brothers, Eugene (Buddy) Greer and wife, Dexal of Kingsport and the Rev. Andrew Greer and wife, Georgia, of Jonesborough; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends; very special friends, Ruby Simerly, Martha and Danny Jones and family, and Frances Herron.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her daughter, Nancy.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside and burial will follow in the garden of the Good Shepherd of the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to CASA, 317 Shelby St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The family would like to send a very special thank you to the staff of Brookhaven Health Care Center and Wexford House Health Care Center for all your help and kindness.

Kingsport Times-News
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Rebecca Jane (Lucas) Fletcher

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Rebecca Jane Lucas Fletcher, 86, passed away Sunday (July 7, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County on March 31, 1916 to the late Grover Cleveland and Easter Ellen Cox Lucas. She was a homemaker and attended House of Prayer Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Byron Fletcher; daughter, Mae Lucas; three brothers, three sisters; and one stepson.

Surviving are her sons, Jereial Byron Fletcher and wife Ramona, Bluefield, W.Va., Billy Mac Lucas and wife Elaine, Ney, Ohio; daughter, Beatrice Dingus and husband Wayne, Nickelsville; stepdaughter, Christine Lord, Half Moon Bay, Calif.; stepson, Billy Carl Fletcher, Newport News, Va.; two grandchildren, Rachel Fletcher and Jim Lucas; brothers, Ray Lucas, Nickelsville, Fred Lucas, Opelousas, La.; sisters-in-law, Mozella Lucas and Winnie Lucas, both of Dungannon, Va.; seven stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of her daughter Beatrice Dingus.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at O'Dell Family Cemetery. The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clarion Fletcher, Delmar Addington, Bruce Addington, Joe Price, Dr. Gregory DeMotts and Cecil Harris.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Stella (Lane) Fletcher

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Stella Lane Fletcher, 76, of Route 3, died early Sunday morning ( June 22, 2003 ) at her residence after a long illness.

Born in Scott County , she was a daughter of the late Worley and Suzie Christian Lane , and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Fletcher.

Surviving are her daughters, Lizzie Fletcher Johnson, Clinchport, and Joyce Fletcher, East Stone Gap, Va.; sons, James Fletcher, Larry Fletcher and Eugene Fletcher, all of Clinchport; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Marlon Sloan and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Blessed Hope Quartet.

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fletcher Cemetery . Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Walter "Junior" Fletcher Jr.

DUFFIELD, Va. - Walter (Junior) Fletcher Jr., 56, 105 Kane Court, died late Sunday afternoon (March 14, 1999) at Johnson City Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was in the insurance business for over 30 years. Junior was a devoted Christian and a most loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Fletcher Sr., in May 1997.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Wilson Fletcher , of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Charles (Chuck) and Melissa (Lisa) Ervin, Durham, N.C., Don and Melinda (Linda) Quillin, Church Hill and Scotty and Lori Burton, Kingsport; five grandchildren and one step grandchild, Rion Gilliam, Elijah Burton, Rachael, Renea and Rebekah Quillin and Terence Ervin; his mother, Lillie Tomlinson Fletcher , Gate City, Va.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Fletcher , Gate City, Va., Albert (Al) and Lucretia (Kris) Fletcher , Kingsport, Edward (Eddie) and Debbie Fletcher , Gate City, Va.; three nieces, Angel Dockery and Tiffany Fletcher , both of Gate City and Ashley Fletcher , Kingsport; one nephew, David Fletcher , Kingsport; two great-nephews and one great-niece.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Winkle officiating. Music will be under the direction of The McGlothlins. Burial will be at the Fletcher Family Cemetery in Kermit, Va.

Pallbearers will be Bill France, David Fletcher , Anthony Dockery, Dwight Quillin, Jeff Winegar, Jack Tomlinson and Ronnie Quillin.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Ralph Folden

GATE CITY -- David Ralph Folden, 50 of Rt. 2, Gate City, died Friday after a long illness.

He was a former employe of the City of Kingsport .  He was born in Sullivan County and had been living in Scott County for a number of years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Vivian Irene Folden; daughters, Mrs. Phillip Peters, Mrs. Bobby Cleek, Mrs. Jimmy Baker and Mrs. Bradley Dillowe, all of Indiana; sons, Melvin E. and Clarence I. Folden, both of Indiana; Richard Wayne and Jackie Harold Folden, both of Gate City; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Blackburn, Blountville; mother, Mrs. Ester Sims, Knoxville; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements will be announced by the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 6, 1969)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysie

Harrison “Odeen” Forbes

Harrison “Odeen” Forbes, 78, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side.

Odeen was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, (Kingsport). He graduated from Lynn View High School where he was an outstanding athlete in basketball and baseball. Odeen served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church where he served in the sound ministry. Odeen retired from Eastman after over 35 years of service. He enjoyed his time spent at his beach home at Myrtle Beach, SC. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and attending their sport and school events. Odeen was an avid golfer and was a crossword puzzle enthusiast. He was a sports fanatic following the Atlanta Braves and UT Volunteers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon R. and Velma Peters Forbes.

Odeen is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Barbara Gouge Forbes of the home; daughters, Vickie Belcher and husband, Kenny of Kingsport, Valorie Bausell and husband, Lewis of Mt. Carmel and Karen Reed of Surfside Beach, SC; grandchildren, Bobby Talley, Beverly Bausell, Jessica Bausell, Solon Pitts, and Ty Willette; great grandson, Tanner Talley; along with several aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends from 10 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A service will be held at 11:30 am in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Brian Schuler officiating.

Music will be provided by D.L. Smith.

A military graveside service will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with American Legion Post 3/265 conducting the rites. Pallbearers will be Bobby Talley, Kenny Belcher, Stewart Hines, Lewis Bausell, Greg Bausell and Solon Pitts. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Cardwell, Tom Gass, Ed Hyder, Dayton Talley, Bill Harkins and Dallas Shoun.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN, 37601.

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

(Grandson of James Patton Peters and Hattie Hammonds of Scott Co)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

J. Lewis Forbes

J. Lewis Forbes, 60, of 2028 Berry St., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 1 p.m. Thursday. [9/11/1975]

He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company for a year, having worked there for 38 years in Refrigeration Services.  He was born and spent his life in Sullivan County and was a member of Highland Park Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl Gilliam Forbes; one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Judy) Snyder, Kingsport; one son, Gary Lee Forbes, Lenoir, N.C.; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Adkins, Kingsport, Mrs. Hazel Dolloff, Detroit , Mich., Betty Mankewitz, Oak Ridge, and Mrs. Sally Holliday, Detroit, Mich.; five brothers, Andy Forbes, Gray Station, Garland Forbes, New Castle, Del., Harvey Forbes, Bishop M. K. Forbes, Kingsport, and Simon Forbes, Seven Valley, Penn.; and three grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for J. Lewis Forbes will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Highland Park with Rev. Leonard Block, Rev. Robert Alley, and Rev. Ross Dolloff officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday and Saturday from 7-9 p.m.  Pallbearers will be James Harris, Vernon Murray, Billy Jones, Craft Adams, Brice Harrison, David Forbes, Junior Conkin, and Al New.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Friday, September 12, 1975

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Nannie Lee (Hammond) Forbes

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Nannielee Hammond Forbes, 91, died Friday (Oct. 11, 2002).

Mrs. Forbes was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Forbes; and daughters, Lois J. Forbes and Trecil Ellison.

Surviving are her sons, the Rev. J. Willis Forbes, Rising Sun, Md., David H. Forbes, Millsboro, Del., L. Andrew Forbes, Augusta, Ga., and Garland L. Forbes, Dunedin, Fla.; daughter, Mary E. Dalton, New Port Richey, Fla.; sisters, Nila Williams, Indianapolis, Ind., Marie Spears, Kingsport; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Spirit and Life Bible Church, 32 Hilltop Road, Elkton, Md., where visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Spirit and Life Bible Church Missionary Dept., P.O. Box 831, Elkton, Md. 21922-0831.

Hicks Home for Funerals, P.A., Elkton, Md., is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl (Gilliam) Forbes

KINGSPORT — Pearl Gilliam Forbes, 79, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (July 27, 2008) at the Christian Care Center of Johnson City.

She had lived in Kingsport for the past 75 years. Pearl formerly worked at Roses Luncheonette, later owned the Fountain Bleu Restaurant and had been a member of Power Point Ministries for more than 60 years (formerly Assembly Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Highland). She was affectionately known as the "caregiver" within the family.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Lewis Forbes; her parents, Haburn and Louise Gilliam; two brothers, Oscar "Buzz" Gilliam of Johnson City and Arthur Gilliam of Kingsport; and one sister, Hazel Ryans of Kingsport.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Forbes Alaniz of Kingsport; a son, Gary L. Forbes and wife, Alma of Weaverville, N.C.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Garland Gilliam of Savannah, Tenn., Ralph Gilliam of Somerset, Ky., Linnie Gilliam of Gray and Mack Gilliam of Kingsport; and two sisters, Shirley Waycaster of Johnson City and JoAnn Compton of Kingsport.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Bishop Jack Forbes officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Pearl Forbes.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Simon R. Forbes

KINGSPORT - Simon R. Forbes, 96 years, 11 months, and 2 weeks old, of Kingsport, passed away at Wexford House on Thursday evening (April 13, 2006), with his family by his side, following a period of declining health.

He was born in Greene County, Tenn., on April 29, 1909. Mr. Forbes moved to Kingsport at an early age and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company as a security guard with 40 years service, retiring in 1972.

Mr. Forbes was a lifelong 55-year board member of Apostolic Lighthouse, where he attended faithfully until his health declined. He loved the Lord and his church. The highlight of his life were the two trips he made to the Holy Land.

He was an avid gardener and golfer in his retirement years.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Velma Peters Forbes; parents, Harrison and Josephine Forbes; three brothers, Harvey, Dewey, and Bob Forbes; four sisters, Carrie Dykes, Lealie Lane, Etta Lane, and Lucille Estepp; brothers and sisters-in-law, Malcolm and Lucille Peters, Roy and Cleo Peters, Harold "Pete" Peters, and Gertie Peters.

Surviving are one son, Harrison "Odeen" Forbes and wife Barbara, Kingsport; granddaughter, Stacey Forbes, Dallas, Tex.; step-grandson, Mark Forbes, St. Petersburg, Fla.; four step-granddaughters, Laura Unga, Oakland, Calif., Karen Reed, Pawleys Island, S.C., Vickie Belcher, Kingsport, Valorie Bausell, Mount Carmel; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bishop G.D. Peters and wife Lou, Virgil Peters and wife Louise, Julie Peters, Herman Peters, all of Kingsport, and Rayford Peters and wife Kathleen, Bristol, Tenn.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or any time at the home of his son, 1213 Malabar Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home with Bishop G. D. Peters and Pastor David M. Peters officiating.

Music will be provided by Jonathan Peters.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be brothers of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

The family would like to thank Dr. Joel D. Gonce and the staff of Wexford House, and Adventa Hospice for their care and loving support during Mr. Forbes' short stay.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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