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Scott County, Virginia

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Claude D. Ford

CHURCH HILL - Claude D. Ford, 59, of Route 1, Church Hill died Wednesday [7/16/1975] at 5 p.m. at his home following an apparent heart attack.

A lifelong resident of Hawkins County, he was a retired employee of the

Mead Corporation with 31 years service. His wife, Mrs. Pearl Ford died in 1971.

Survivors include one son, Franklin Dale Ford, Church Hill, two sisters,

Miss Ruby Ford, and Miss Venice Ford, both of Church Hill; three brothers, Orville Ford, Jimmy Ford, and Virgil Ford, all of Church Hill; two granddaughters.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Church Hill Memorial Gardens.)

(Some Scott Co ancestral families of Claude’s wife, Pearl Sandidge Ford – Wolfe, Epperson)

Kingsport News / Friday, July 18, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Franklin Dale Ford

Franklin Dale Ford, 73 of Church Hill, passed from this earth on Friday morning, February 3, 2012 at his residence following a long illness.

He was a life long resident of Hawkins County and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3 in Kingsport, The Eagles Club, VFW Post #9754 of Church Hill and the IBEW #934 of Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Pearl Sandidge Ford.

Dale is survived by his wife of 51 years, Arda Todd Ford of the home; daughters, Matina Farmer and husband Dale of Church Hill and Misty Davis and husband Anthony of Surgoinsville; granddaughter, Shandi Fairweather and husband Micheil of Italy; great-grandson, Anthony Fairweather of Italy; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his furry friends, Nikki and Max.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy 11W, Church Hill, TN. with Pastor Tim Hodges officiating. A presentation of the flag will be by the Tennessee National Guard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dale’s favorite charities: Church Hill Emergency Food Pantry, PO Box 2139, Church Hill, TN 37642 and the Hawkins County Humane Society, 5180 Hwy 11W, Rogersville, TN 37857.

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

(Some Scott Co maternal ancestral families – Wolfe, Epperson)

Carter-Trent Funeral Home www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gennis Hogan Ford II

Funeral services for Gennis Hogan Ford II, 4, Clinchport, Route 3, who died Oct. 22 [1971], will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Gate City Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roy Jenkins, the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Paul Lane and Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery. The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday night.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell  

Gladys Marie (Fields) Ford

Church Hill - Gladys Marie Ford, 89, passed away on Saturday (February 1, 2014) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Virginia and attended Fall Creek Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Eckel Ford, parents, Jasper and Allie Housewright [Jasper Fields and Mallie (Housewright) Fields], and sister, Dicie Jarrett.

She is survived by her two daughters, Shirley McMillan and her husband, Archie, Wanda Jo Haynes and her husband, Tommy, two brothers, James and Elmer Fields, four sisters; Stella Carter, Millie Graham [Grimm], Mary Roach, and Faye Ramey, grandchildren; Eric Morelock, Todd Morelock, Aaron Haynes, Tracey Baker and her husband, Todd, great grandchildren; Morgan and Devin Morelock, step grandson, Nick McMillan, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tommy Haynes officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Monday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.

The family would like to thank Freda Christian for all the loving care she showed Mom and Dad.

Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Ford family.

Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home obituaries at www.jfhonline.com

Submitted by Don Lane

James Eley Ford

DECATUR, Ga. - James E. Ford died Monday (Dec. 10, 2001) at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific.

Surviving are his wife, Nina S. Ford, Decatur, Ga.; a son, Harold Ford and wife, Sue, Lilburn, Ga.; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Mae Hood, Charlotte, N.C., and Mrs. Laura Churchwell, Kingsport.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Oak Hill Cemetery with military chaplain, Pastor Joe W. Byrd, officiating. The American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will conduct military rites.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Pearl (Sandidge) Ford

CHURCH HILL — Mrs. Pearl Sandidge Ford, 53, Route 1, died Friday [12/31/1971] at 8 a.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.

She was a life-long resident of Hawkins County and was a member of the Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Claude Ford; a son, Franklin Ford, Church Hill; sisters, Mrs. I. H. Chapman, Mrs. Georgie Sandidge, Mrs. Bob Lee and. Mrs. Herbert Davidson, all of Church Hill, and Mrs. Otis McConnell, Sunnyside, Wash., Mrs. Ray Roaches, Mt. Morris, Mich., Mrs. Chester Callahan, Jonesboro; a brother, Henry Sandidge, Surgoinsville; and two grandchildren.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Burial in the Church Hill Memorial Gardens.)

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Wolfe, Epperson)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Beverly (Egan) Foster

ATLANTA, Ga. - Beverly Egan Foster, 67, died on Thursday (Sept. 22, 2005) at Nursecare of Buckhead, after a long and courageous struggle with Huntington's disease.

She was born in Kingsport and lived in Atlanta, Ga., most of her life. She was a former employee of Tennessee Eastman Company and an executive secretary at Union Carbide.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice Taylor Egan and Fred Wayne Egan of Kingsport.

She is survived by her two children, Susan Taylor Foster Wright of Atlanta, and Carter Egan Foster of New York; her granddaughter, Ashley Taylor Wright, of Atlanta; her aunt, Ina Egan Parr of Asheville, N.C.; her cousins, Berkley Underwood of Concord, N.C., and Duane and Brian Egan of Kingsport; and numerous other relatives.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree St. NE, on Thursday at 11 a.m.

A reception for friends and family will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Beverly's request and send donations to the Beverly Foster Memorial Fund, HDSA Center of Excellence, Emory University, c/o Dr. Randi Jones, 1841 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, Atlanta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lewis Herley Foster

WEBER CITY, Va. - Lewis Herley Foster, 75, of Holston Terrace, departed this life Monday morning (April 28, 2003) at his residence.

Born and raised in Sebring, Fla., he moved to Scott County and returned as a drivers education teacher with the Scott County School System. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and pawpaw. He took great pride in his grandchildren and was very involved in their lives.

He was an active member of Holston View United Methodist Church and an avid supporter of Gate City athletics. He loved life and had a great zeal for living.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Foster and Virginia Ruth Foster; and brother, Ed Foster.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Dougherty Foster, Weber City; daughters, Donna Foster Idom and husband Paul of Nashville, and Dalene Foster Renfroe and husband Eric of Proctorville, Ohio; son, Dwayne G. Foster and wife Janet of Kingsport; grandchildren, Matthew and Brian Idom, Rachel and Alex Renfroe, Andy and Tucker Foster; brother, Jack Foster, San Antonio, Tex.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the special care given by Helen Page, Pinkie Anderson and Bertha Bledsoe.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Holston View United Methodist Church with Ken Pierce and Bob Copeland officiating.

Committal services will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nevada (Henry) Hammond Foster

NICKELSVILLE, Va., -- Mrs. Nevada Hammond Foster, 81, of Nickelsville, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Gilmer, Nickelsville.

Mrs. Foster was a member of the Nickelsville Methodist Church .

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George Gilmer, Nickelsville, and Mrs. Ingle McMurray, Hilton, Va.; two sons, George Hammond and Gilbert Hammond, both of Alexandria, Va.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Cecil Fletcher, Nickelsville, and Mrs. Jannie Quillen, Hilton; a sister, Mrs. H. L. Lane, Erwin, Tenn.; a brother, John D. Henry Sr., Wise, Va.; 20 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Nickelsville Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Mabe and Rev. John Henry officiating.  Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery .

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, March 16, 1965)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Shirley Fayne (Dougherty) Foster

WEBER CITY, Va. - Shirley Dougherty Foster, 72, Holston Terrace, went to be with the Lord at 4:35 p.m. Friday (Dec. 22, 2006) at her residence. She fought a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

She was born July 6, 1934, a daughter of Elsie Dougherty and the late Jack Dougherty, Nickelsville, Va. She was an active member of Holston View United Methodist Church, serving as choir director for several years and helping keep the nursery.

She was a 1951 graduate of Nickelsville High School and a 1955 graduate of Milligan College. She moved to Sebring, Fla. to start a career as a school teacher. There is where she met her late husband, Lewis Herley Foster. After marriage, they moved to Weber City, Va. and she taught school at Gate City High School and Middle School for 27 years. While there, she coached the Lady Blue Devils in volleyball and basketball for several years. She was well loved by all her students and players.

She was preceded in death by her father and her husband.

She is survived by her son, Dwayne Foster and wife Janet, Kingsport, Tenn.; daughters, Donna Idom and husband Paul, Nashville, Darlene Renfroe and husband Eric, Proctorville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Matthew Idom, Brian Idom, Andy Foster, Tucker Foster, Rachel Renfroe and Alex Renfroe; mother, Elsie Dougherty, Nickelsville, Va.; two brothers, Ronald Dougherty and wife Bertie, Ashville, N.C., Winfred (Bill) Dougherty and wife Billie, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Ramona Rodriguez and husband Bill, Wichita Falls, Texas; several nieces and nephews; along with many friends.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2006) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with Rev. Ken Pierce and Rev. Bob Copeland officiating.

Music will be provided by her church family.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that anyone wishing to attend those services meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Building Fund at Holston View United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2278, Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hugh Stephen Fox Sr.

Hugh Stephen Fox, Sr., 80, 915 Morrison Avenue (Sevier Terrace), Kingsport , died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday ( Aug. 5, 1993 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

He was born in Bland County , Va. and moved to Kingsport in 1942. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 31 years of service in the Organic Chemicals Division. He was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church .

A son of the late Stephen Whitley and Bertha Kidd Fox, he was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Hall Fox, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. William (Faye) Wagner and Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Fleenor, both of Kingsport; two sons, Hugh S. Fox, Jr., Kingsport, and Don L. Fox, Pinehurst, N.C.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Howard (Pauline) Austin, Portsmouth, Va.; one brother, Hobert Fox, Princeton, W.Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Higher Ground Baptist Church with Ted Wilson and the Rev. Phil Hoskins officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hugh Stephen Fox Jr.

KINGSPORT — Hugh S. Fox Jr., 67, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday ( Jan. 18, 2008 ) after an extended illness.

He was born in Bland County , Va. , and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Fox served in the U.S. National Guard. He was retired from Hugh Fox Builders and was still active in building.

Mr. Fox was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church and attended Christ Fellowship Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh S. and Ruby Hall Fox Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janice R. Fox, of the home; daughters, Stephanie Fox Sanders and husband, Andrew, Kingsport, Amy Fox Bryant and husband, Jeff, Kingsport; grandchildren, Tyler Sanders, Stephen Sanders, Brandon Bryant, Joshua Bryant, Ashley O’Neal, Chelsea O’Neal, Taylor Rachel Bryant and Bode Fox Bryant; great-grandchild, Brandon Bausell; sisters, Faye Fox Wagner and husband, William R., Kingsport, Nancy Fox Fleenor and husband, Larry, Kingsport; brother, Donald Lee Fox and wife, Susan, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Fellowship Church with Pastor Greg DePriest and Rev. Rodney Fields officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the services at the church.

Military ceremony will follow conducted by The Tennessee National Guard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Williams, Nick Bevins, Bobby McConnell, Jeff Frazier, Jody Tranbarger, and Larry Landis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, One Vantage Way , Suite C-250, Nashville , Tenn. , 37228 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby (Hall) Fox

KINGSPORT - Ruby Hall Fox , 82, died early Wednesday morning ( April 14, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Kingsport , after an extended illness. She was born in Scott County , Va. , but had spent most of her life in Kingsport . She was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Fox Sr.; her parents, Henry and Helen Carter Hall; two sisters and five brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Faye Wagner and husband William (Bill) Wagner of Kingsport, Nancy Fleenor and husband Larry Fleenor of Kingsport; two sons, Hugh Fox Jr. and wife, Janice Fox , Kingsport, Don Fox and wife, Susan Fox , Pinehurst, N.C. and Haleyville, Ala.;seven grandchildren, Robbie Wagner and wife, Robin, David Wagner and wife, Debbie, Philip Wagner and wife Rachel, Stephanie Fox Sanders and husband Andrew, Amy Fox Bryant and husband Jeff, Lee Fox and wife Kelly, Simone Fleenor Edwards and husband Brent; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Pallbearers will be Robbie Wagner, Philip Wagner, Andrew Sanders, Jeff Bryant, Lee Fox and Brent Edwards.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 571 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Janet Anita Arrington Franklin

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

DUFFIELD, Va. — Janet Anita Arrington Franklin, 50, of the Rye Cove community, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ quietly on Monday (Oct. 6, 2008) at her residence after a courageously fought battle with cancer.

Janet was born on Feb. 7, 1958 and had resided in the Duffield area all of her life. She graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1976. She married the love of her life, William (Bill) Franklin in 1979.

Janet worked at N.I. Industries, Mead Paper and Exide. She attended Thomas Village Baptist Church.

Janet was a faithful woman of God and was sure to spread the Lord’s light wherever she went. She loved cooking and entertaining friends and family. She enjoyed canning with her mother and sister, working in her flowers and taking walks with her dogs.

Her family was always her first priority. Janet was also an avid supporter of Rye Cove High School. She gave much of her time helping with the athletic Boosters Club. She had a passion for traveling with her husband and children and loved to be able to see God’s country. She was a woman of generosity and kindness, providing for others before herself. She was self-taught and self-made. She was a woman of independence, never waiting on anyone to do a job she could do herself.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Echol Berry; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Arrington; brother, Ernie Arrington; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin; and brother-in-law, Phillip Dishner.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 29 years, Bill; two children who were the light of her life, daughter, Kelly Franklin Hood and husband, Jake and son, John Franklin; parents, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Virgie Berry Arrington of Duffield; sister, Carolyn Arrington Dishner of Duffield; sisters-in-law, Barbara Hass and Pat Ball, both of Rye Cove, Va.; seven nieces, Miranda Arrington Medlin of Kingsport, Crystal Arrington of Kingsport, Marla Nickles Schaaf of Bristol, Tenn., Dianna Dishner of Duffield, Rebecca Hass of Pennington Gap, Deborah Jernigan and Amy Erwin; four nephews, Jason Arrington of Brandon, Fla., James Hass of Duffield, Chris Ball of Duffield and Aaron Hass of Duffield; and a great-nephew, Kyler Medlin of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Village Baptist Church in Duffield, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Gary Edwards and Rev. Gary Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by the Thomas Village Baptist Church Choir.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mitchell-Franklin Family Cemetery in Duffield. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ercil Flo (Gray) Fraley

WEBER CITY, Va. - Ercil Flo Fraley, 98, departed this life Friday (Oct. 3, 2003) at the Brian Center in Weber City.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Fraley; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Offerel Kilgore and Ann Flo and Paul D. Vicars; son, Bill Fraley; sister and husband, Erma and Kenny Vermillion; son-in-law, Junior Dougherty; grandson, Michael Dougherty; brothers and sisters-in-law, Victor and Carrie Gray, Harold and Vina Gray, Quentin Gray; and parents, James Lawrence and Eliza Victoria Stallard Gray.

Surviving are two daughters, Alma Dougherty, Weber City, Va., and Sue Fraley, Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, J.C. and Emma Gene Fraley, Weber City, Va., Ted Fraley, Weber City, Va., Sam and Elsie Fraley, Church Hill; a daughter-in-law, Sue Ann Fraley, Kingsport; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Emma Gene Fraley, 167 South Dogwood Drive, Weber City, Va.

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

Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Trio.

Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at Fraley Cemetery. The family will meet at 10 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Kilgore, Winfred Dougherty, Ronnie Vicars, Randall Fraley, Jeff Fraley and Rye Fraley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Tase Fraley

DUNGANNON, Va. — John Tase Fraley, 84, died on Monday (Feb. 16, 2009) at James H. Quillen VAMC, Mountain Home, Tenn.

He was born in Dungannon, Va., and was the son of the late Charles and Maggie Kiser Fraley. He was a musician and a craftsman of mandolins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Bernice Fraley; and one brother, Kermit Fraley.

He is survived by one daughter, Margaret Ruth Boyle and husband, James of Paducah, Ky.; two sisters, Ruth Kiser Buchanan of Benham, Ky., and Helen Loretta Sandidge of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephew; special friend, Cecile Church of St. Paul, Va., and good friend, Kelly Chafin of Castlewood, Va.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Nick Genoff of Port Huron, Mich., officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fraley-Sargent Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession, leaving for the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Matthew Mark Fraley

(His mother’s ancestors from Scott Co.)

EAST STONE GAP, Va. - Matthew Mark Fraley, 44, passed away Monday (Feb. 9, 2004) at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap, Va., and was currently a truck driver for the Red River Trucking Co. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto B. and Emma C. (Lane) Fraley; a brother, Christopher Todd Fraley; and a son-in-law, Lance J. Bartee.

Surviving are his fiancée, Christie Castle, East Stone Gap; two daughters, Tamula Sue Fraley Bartee, Appalachia, Va., and Staci Necole Fraley, of the home; three grandchildren, Dakotah Bartee, Cheyenne Bartee and Montanna Bartee, all of Appalachia, Va.; four sisters, Shirley Underwood, Norton, Va., Susan Beason, East Stone Gap, Sandra Ramsey, Dryden, Va., and Sheila Mullins, Coeburn, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Mark Horner and Bro. Duke Barker officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Will Ramsey, Troy Fisher, Darrel Smith, James Harding, David Ramsey, David Head and Danny Lawson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in the name of Matthew Mark Fraley, be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 318, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sue Ann (Miller) Fraley

KINGSPORT — Sue Ann Fraley, 72, of Lynn Garden, passed away at her home on Sunday (Sept. 28, 2008).

She was born in Russell County, Va., and grew up in Midway, Va. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Billy N. Fraley; her parents, James Olbert and Georgia Dean Miller; and her brother, Donald H. Miller.

Surviving are her "kids", her son and best friend, Jeffrey Lynn Fraley; her daughter-in-law, April Denise Jordan and her only grandchild, Taylor Nicole Fraley.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. Services will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Clay Austin officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers include Jackie Culbertson, Mrs. Fraley's caregiver for the past three years, Doris Keith and Midge McDavid, lifelong friends, Lee Carswell, Frances Lee, loving helpers and Barry Byrd, a kind neighbor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sue Ellen Fraley

WEBER CITY, Va. - Sue Ellen Fraley, 63, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning at Brookhaven Nursing Home, Kingsport, following a long illness.

She was born December 11, 1941, a daughter of the late Ottis and Ercil Flo Gray Fraley of Scott County, Va. She was a member of Salley's Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Fraley; two sisters, Virginia Kilgore and Ann Flo Vicars; three brothers-in-law, Offerel Kilgore, Paul D. Vicars and Junior Dougherty.

Survivors include one sister, Alma Dougherty of Weber City, Va.; three brothers, J.C. Fraley and wife, Emma Jean of Weber City, Va., Ted Fraley of Weber City, Va., and Sam Fraley and wife, Elsie of Church Hill; one sister-in-law, Sue Ann Fraley of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Doug Harris officiating.

Music will be provided by the Salley's Chapel Trio.

The graveside service will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fraley Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

It is requested that those wishing to attend the graveside service meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Sue Ellen Fraley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary (Francisco) Frame

KINGSPORT - Mary Francisco Frame, 87, died Wednesday (Oct. 10, 2001) at Sunbridge-Hillside Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Mary was a giving, loving person. She will be remembered for her sweet spirit, her wonderful smile, and her spunky, can-do approach to life.

Mrs. Frame was born in Gate City, Va., on June 3, 1914. While she spent most of her youth in Virginia, she resided for many years in Charleston, W.Va. Mary, an executive secretary, retired from Union Carbide after 34 years of service. She became a Kingsport resident after her retirement in 1976.

Mrs. Frame was an active member of Saint Luke United Methodist Church and an avid bridge player. Mary loved animals and owned both cats and dogs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Claude Frame; her parents, Thomas H. and Vesta Powell Francisco; one sister, Ruth Lewis; two brothers, Charles Francisco and Thomas H. Francisco Jr.; and one nephew, Worley W. Francisco.

Surviving are one sister, Margaret Gecsey, Rahway, N.J.; one sister-in-law, Christine Francisco, Church Hill; several nieces, Betty Feldman, Nashville, Charlene Skeete, Newport News, Va., and Mary Anne Farmen, Kingsport; several nephews, B. Edwin Lewis, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Neil Lewis, Pawley's Island, S.C., John Gecsey, Rahway, N.J., David Francisco, Monroe, N.C., and Thomas H. Francisco III, Bailey, N.C.; a special cousin, Elizabeth Allen, Crossville, Tenn.; her beloved pets, Sweet Baby, Fluffy and Big Boy; and many dear friends.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Saint Luke United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Michael Teague officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at East Lawn Cemetery on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Luke United Methodist Church, 2600 East Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bascom Carroll “Booty” France

Gate City, VA - Bascom "Booty" France, 83, Gate City, VA, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Nova Health Care, Weber City, Va.

He was born in Scott County, VA on May 10, 1930 to the late Melvin Milo and Roma McDavid France. He attended Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, his wife Virgie M. France; sisters, Minnie Williams, Rena Templeton, Norma Pendleton, and Kate Hart; and brothers, Willard, Robert, Cliffton, Daniel, Kenneth, and George France preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Joann France, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Dustin and Bridgette France; sisters, Doris Spivey, Kingsport, TN, Alma Lynch Kingsport, TN, Rosie Williams, Gate City, VA and Eva Hart, Detroit, MI.; brother; Fred France, Panama City FL; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Alan Hensley and Rev. Vernon McDavid officiating. Patsy Hensley and Betty and Darius Hall will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Duane Scott. Randy Bates, Jim Coley, Clayton McDavid, Erik Musick. Randy McDavid and Kassie Stewart will serve as pallbearers. James Jones, Larry Potts, Joe Lawson, and Danny Calton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to give special thanks to Wilma Patrick, Danny Calton, and Tina Akers for all their help with Booty and to the nurses and CNA's at Nova Health and Rehab Center, Weber City, VA for their wonderful care.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Bascom "Booty" France.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Estell (Williams) Johnson France

Estell Williams Johnson France, 87, of Gate City, went home to be with the Lord early Friday morning (November 16, 2012) at Holston Manor.

She was born in Dickenson County, Virginia and had spent the majority of her life in Scott County, Virginia. She was a wonderful and devoted homemaker. Estell attended Copper Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed making quilts, being a loving grandmother, and especially being surrounded by her children and family.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Lloyd Johnson; second husband, Milan Junior France; a son, Vernal Keener Johnson; her grandson, Tony Satterfield; her parents, Isaac and Zadie Williams; brothers, Cecil Williams and Elmer Williams; her sisters, Mazella Salyers and Mabel Lemaster.

Estell Johnson France is survived by her daughters, Diana Kerns Hodges (Gate City, VA), Helen Babb and husband, Jimmy (Fort Blackmore, VA); sons, Carl Monroe Johnson and wife, Bertha (Kingsport, TN), Frank Johnson and wife, Delores (Gate City, VA); 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren; her sisters, Ethel Herndon, Goldie McCoy, Pearl Hartranft, and Mary Horne along with her special friends at Gateway Terrace Apartments and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (November 18, 2012) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday (November 18, 2012) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers and others.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday (November 19, 2012) at 11 a.m. at the Darnell Family Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. to go in procession.

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

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

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Garland Keith France

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Garland Keith France, 69, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2001).

Mr. France was born in Scott County, Va. on April 11, 1931 and was the son of the late James �Jim�� and Lula Byrd France.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Harlan Rose France.

He was a member of Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Ricky Benton, Kingsport, Charlotte and Dale Berry, Clinchport, Va., and Gaynelle and Don Barker, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Becky France, Gate City, Va.; one sister, Hannah Tyler, Kingsport; one brother, Guy France, Gate City, Va.; a very special friend, Betty Jones; eight grandchildren, Michelle (Missy) Smith, Kim Burton, Kelly Pendleton, Brandon Berry, Michael Berry, Jason Benton, Tanner France and Hunter France; five great-grandchildren, Logan, Dallas, Lauren, Drake and Sean; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of his daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Dale Berry, Clinchport and Teresa and Ricky Benton, Kyle Street in Lynn Garden.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jimmy Combs, the Rev. Roger Herron and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Tanner France, Paul France, Larry W. France, Ricky France, Larry France, Rod Barnette, Bill Spears and Jack Tyler.

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George W. France

DUFFIELD, Va. — George W. France, 81, of Duffield, Va., went to with the Lord on Saturday (April 25, 2009) at Brian Center Healthcare in Weber City, Va.

He is a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. and was a retired carpenter. George had served in the U.S. Army.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Roma McDavid France; four sisters, Minnie Williams, Kate Hart, Norma Pendleton and Rena Pendleton; and five brothers, Clifton, Daniel, Kenneth, Robert and Willard France.

Survivors include his four sisters, Rosa Williams of Gate City, Alma Lynch of Gate City, Eva Hart of Michigan and Doris Spivey of Kingsport; two brothers, Bascome France of Gate City and Fred France of Pan Mall City, Fla.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Vernon McDavid and Rev. Allen Hensley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Military graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/265 and the Virginia National Guard.

Jason France, Jimmy Williams, James Jones, Thomas Williams, Junior Williams and Larry Potts will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Manville Community Center, c/o Peggy Price, 374 Sorrel Creek Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251

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

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Guy Roosevelt France

GATE CITY, Va. - Guy Roosevelt France, 75, entered into rest Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2004) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 10, 1929 to the late James Junior and Lula Byrd France.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Garland Keith France.

He was a deacon of Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church. He was a Army veteran and retired from Virginia Department of Transportation after 44 years service.

Guy was a loving devoted husband, dad and papaw.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Quillen France, Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Judy France Davis and Linda Kay France, both of Church Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Martha France, Kingsport; sister, Hannah Ruth Tyler, Kingsport; grandchildren, Kristen Davis, Church Hill, Lindsey France, Gate City, Va., Kevin Hite, Church Hill and Jason Hite, Church Hill; great-grandchildren, Emily Hite, Hunter Hite and Walker Hite, all of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Gene Stallard and Elder Jimmy Combs officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be Kevin Hite, Jason Hite, Wendell Quillen, George Spivey, Jackie Tyler, Ricky France, Cecil Austin and Ricky Quillen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul France, Walter "Peanut" Lane, Kyle Carter and Ernest Rhoton.

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Kenneth Melvin France

MT. CARMEL - Kenneth Melvin France, 77, died Tuesday (Dec. 17, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he retired from the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin M. and Roma McDavid France.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Joan Zichittella, Rocky Point, N.Y., Ms. Kay Dugan, Mrs. Joanne Rudd and Mrs. Marsha France, all of Pheonix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Minnie Williams and Rosa Williams, both of Gate City, Va., Doris Spivey and· Alma Lynch, both of Kingsport, and Eva Hart, Detroit, Mich.; two half-sisters, Norma Pendleton and Rena Templeton, both of Gate City, Va.; four brothers, Willard France, Bascom France and George France, all of Gate City, Va. and Fred France, Panama City, Fla.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Claude Lane.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

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Milen Junior France

GATE CITY, Va. - Milen Junior France, 69, Route 1, went to be with the Lord Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and was a carpenter.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman France and Martha Hart France; sister, Annie Hashbarger; and brother, MacAuther France.

Surviving are his wife, Estell Johnson France, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Ron McClain, Weber City, Va.; son, Darrell France, North Carolina; stepchildren, Monroe and Bertha Johnson, Colonial Heights, Tenn., Diana Kerns, Gate City, Frank Johnson, Weber City, Va., Vernal Johnson, Fall Branch, and Mrs. Jimmy (Helen ) Babb, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hassie France, of the home, Evelyn and Charles Estep, Gate City, Virgie and Ed Walden, Church Hill, Nell and Jim Akers, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Emmerson and Lois France, Yuma, Va., Carl and Dafene France, Gate City; several stepgrandchildren, several stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

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. Jimmy Combs and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the France Family Cemetery, Bellamy town of Scott County.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.

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Willard V. France

GATE CITY, Va - Willard France France, 88, Gate City, Va., entered into rest Wednesday (May 23, 2007) at the Wexford House.
Mr. France was born in Scott County, Va. on March 3, 1919, and was the son of the late Melvin Milo and Roma E. McDavid France.
He was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church and was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Chemical Comp a n y.
In addition to his parents, his sisters, Minnie Williams, Rena Templeton, Norma Pendleton and Kate Hart; and brothers Robert, Cliffton, Daniel and Kenneth France preceded him in death.
Willard will be remembered by his smile and his love for God,
Surviving are his sisters, Doris Spivey, Kingsport, Rosie Williams , Gate City, Va., Eva Hart, Detroit, Mich., and Alma Lynch , Kingsport; brothers, Bascom France and George France, both of Gate City, Va., and Fred France, Panama City, Fla.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Brown and the Rev. Lennis France officiating.
Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.
Junior Williams, Jimmy Williams, Faye Darnell, Franklin Spivey, Sherwin Sumner, James Jones and Tammy Moody will serve as pallbearers.
The family wishes to express their special thanks to the Wexford House nursing staff for their kindness and support, and a very special thanks to Tammy Moody, Samantha Ramsey, Rachel Stapleton, Andy Griffin, Patsy Hinson and Melinda Kilgore who went beyond the call of duty in their care for Mr. France.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the France

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Virgie Mae (Hall) France

GATE CITY, Va. - Virgie M. France, 71, of the Bellamytown community, passed away Tuesday (May 15, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Ft. Blackmore, Va. on June 21, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Nath Hall and Mattie Edwards Hall. She was a homemaker and and attended Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Elmer Hall and Bill Hall.

Surviving are her husband, Bascom "Booty" France, of the home; son, Jason France and wife, Joann, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Dustin and Bridgette France; sister, Kathy Hensley and husband, Billy, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brother, Carl Hall and wife, Rhonda, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence or the residence of her sister.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Elder Eckel Herron and Pastor Vernon McDavid officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. For those wishing to attend these services, please meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Jones, Junior Williams, Frank Spivey, Sherwin Sumner, Faye Darnell and Jimmy Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Horton, Ray Tipton and Glen Gilliam.

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William Carl France

DUFFIELD, Va. - William Carl France, 60, 101 Kane Court, Duffield, Va., died Friday (Feb. 4, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was employed by Holston Defense Corp., for 33 years as a pipefitter. He was a member of the Clinchport Masonic lodge No. 267 AF&AM and a member of Thomas Village Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garvie and Lillian France and two brothers, Harold France and Claude Taskalee France.

Surviving are his wife, Carlee S. France, Duffield, Va., one daughter, Mrs. B.P. (Lisa) Sim­pson, Check, Va.; one son, Wil­liam Carl France Jr., Duffield, Va.; two grandchildren one sister, Daphene Musick, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and neph­ews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating.

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

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Stuart David Frank

Gate City, VA - Stuart David Frank, 62, Gate City, VA passed away, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at his residence.

David was born in Scott County, VA on June 12, 1949, the son of the late Jim and Lola Frank. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Iron Workers #384 for 37 years, and a member of Masonic Catlett Lodge #35 A.F. and A.M. of Gate City, VA.

In addition to his parents, his brother, John Charles Frank, and grandparents, Dallie and Jim Frank; and brother-in-law, David Hickman preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lou Gillenwater Frank, Gate City, VA; brother, Jim Frank and wife, Mary Ann, West Point, GA; sisters, Susie Hickman, Belmont, WV, Pat Taylor and husband, W.C., Gate City, VA, Brenda Frank Gilliam and husband, Steve, Gate City, VA, and Caroline Frank Jennings and husband, Robert G. (Buck), Gate City, VA; aunts, Liz Whittington, Charleston, WV, and Patsy Justice, Kingsport, TN; uncle, T.K. Frank, Gate City, VA; brothers-in-law, Carroll Gillenwater and wife, Judy, Gate City, VA, Troy Gillenwater, Weber City, VA, Wayne Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Dallas Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN, Scott Gillenwater, Midway, VA, Roger Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sister-in-law, Shirley Harrington, Midway, VA; special friends, Adam Williams and family, Gate City, VA and Dwayn Williams and family, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. by Catlett Lodge #35 with funeral services following at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Dwayn Willliams, Rev. Bill Lambert, and Rev. Johnny Duncan officiating. A eulogy will be given by nephew Evan Gilliam and then time given to any of his friends to share any special words about David. The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Military Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army Guard National Guard Honor Guard. Roger Gillenwater, Randy Lyons, Danny Gillenwater, Neil Waterman, Al Hurd, Dennis Winston, Billy Jack Frazier, Charles Wallen, and Allen Gillenwater will serve as pallbearers. J.C. Stewart, James Palmer, Junior Palmer, Harold Frasier, Darrel Gillespie, Jim Lynch, George Bradley, Tim Bray, Dennis Bray, Wayne Smith, Steve Kirkland, and co workers in the construction business he worked with will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m., Saturday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Stuart David Frank.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Carl Earl Franklin

GATE CITY , Va. - Carl Earl Franklin, 85, Spring Valley Circle, Gate City, Va., died Tues­day afternoon (Aug. 3, 1993) Indi­an Path Medical Center .

He was a native of Scott Coun­ty , Va. , and was a retired farmer and cab driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Pearl V. Blair Franklin; two sisters, Virginia Williams and Zelia Fleenor; three brothers, Walker Franklin, Eugene Franklin and Elmer Franklin.

Surviving are his wife, Ona Benton Franklin, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Martin (Pat­sy) Cain, Kingsport; one grand­son; one sister, Lorraine Ferrell, Kingsport; four brothers, Omer Franklin and Hugh Kyle Franklin, both of Kingsport, Henry Franklin, Mount Carmel and Howard Franklin, Jefferson City, Tenn.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Eads and the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

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Clara (Carter) Franklin

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Clara Carter Franklin, 98, died Friday evening (Sept. 17, 1993), in Lonesome Pine Hospital.

She was born in Scott County, Va. but had made her home in the Powell Valley section of Wise County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Franklin; and two sons, Hada Franklin and Eugene Franklin.

Surviving are one daughter, Alena W. Robinette, Big Stone Gap; three sons, Woodrow Franklin and Hubert Franklin, both of Big Stone Gap, and Vernoy Franklin, Fairfax, Va.; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Holding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E.H. Insko officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery in Powell Valley.

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Charles Earl Franklin

GATE CITY , Va. - Charles Earl Franklin, 80, Route 4, Box 467, Gate City, Va., died Saturday ( June 26, 1993 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief ill­ness.

He was born and had been a lifelong resident of Gate City , Va. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie P. and Beulah Hicks Franklin.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Alley Franklin, of the home; two sons, Bobby Wayne Franklin, Kingsport and Richard C. Frank­lin, Gate City, Va.; six grand­children; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Bridwell and Ollie Martin, both of Kingsport and Ruth Vaughn, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Franklin Cemetery , Route 2, Gate City , Va.

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Henry Clay Franklin

MOUNT CARMEL - Henry C. Franklin, 69, 523 Walnut Street, Mount Carmel, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday ( Oct. 5, 1993 ) at his resi­dence after a brief illness.

Born in Gate City , Va. , he lived most of his life in Kingsport . He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in the re­search laboratory in 1984 after 42 years service.

Mr. Franklin attended West Ridge Presbyterian Church in Mount Carmel and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Pearl V. Blair Franklin; two sisters, Virginia Williams and Zelia Fleenor; four brothers, Walker Frank­lin, Eugene Franklin, Elmer Franklin and Carl Franklin.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lewis Franklin, of the home; one son, Jeffrey C. Frank­lin, Mount Carmel; one grandson; three brothers, Omer Franklin and Hugh Kyle Franklin, both of Kingsport and Howard Franklin, Jefferson City; one sister, Lorraine Ferrell, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funer­al home chapel with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Nephews will serve as pall­bearers.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Ridge Presbyterian Church in Mount Carmel .

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Hugh Kyle "Preacher" Franklin

KINGSPORT - Hugh Kyle "Preacher" Franklin , 86, passed away Monday ( March 14, 2005 ) at Sunbridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare after an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 31, 1918 in Scott County , Va. ( Gate City ) to the late James T. and Pearl Blair Franklin. He had lived in Kingsport since an early age. Mr. Franklin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He retired from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department with over 20 years of service. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Police.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Carl Franklin, Elmer Franklin, Henry Franklin, Howard Franklin and Eugene Franklin; sisters, Zela Fleenor, Loraine Farrell and Virginia Williams; and granddaughter, Penny Franklin.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years in marriage, Iva Nell Fugate Franklin, of the home; sons, Jimmy (Jim) Kyle Franklin and wife Diana and Ronald (Ronnie) Franklin, both of Kingsport; grandchildren, Robin Franklin Ketron and husband Benny Ketron, Lisa Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, Melinda Franklin Salyer and husband Roger Salyer; special great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ketron, Meleah Salyer, R.C. Salyer; brother, Omer Franklin, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport . Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 1238 E. Sevier St .

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kevin Morris officiating.

Music will be provided by Heavenly Way Trio.

Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery after the funeral service with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 with Joe W. Byrd, chaplain officiating.

Pallbearers will be Larry Franklin, Sherman Franklin, Randy Burrell, Jerry Burrell, Mike Franklin and Benjamin Franklin.

The family would like to thank Sunbridge Nursing Home, fourth floor nurses at Indian Path Medical Center and Dr. Jeff Vaughn for their kindness.

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

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Iva Nell (Fugate) Franklin

KINGSPORT - Iva Nell Fugate Franklin, 86, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord at 4:13 a.m. Sunday ( May 28, 2006 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. on February 1, 1920 , a daughter of the late James L. "Jim" and Mary Kate Olinger Fugate, she resided in this area her entire life.

Mrs. Franklin was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Mrs. Fugate loved children and loved to cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Hugh Kyle Franklin, in 2005; eight sisters, Mildred Boardwine, Pauline Burrell, Lois Quillen, Virginia Franklin, Ottis Alvis, Mabel Alvis, Dana Derting and Drucilla Hilton; two brothers, P.L. Fugate and W.M. Fugate.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Franklin and wife, Diana, of Kingsport, and Ronald Franklin, of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Robin Ketron and husband, Benny, Lisa Franklin, Ben Franklin and Melinda Salyer and husband, Roger; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ketron, R.C. Salyer and Meleah Salyer; one sister, Jimmie Salyers of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Carolyn Cross.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home, and at other hours at her residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Kevin Morris officiating.

A eulogy will be given by Maurice Quillen.

Special music will be provided by the Heavenly Way Trio.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park . Those attending the graveside services are asked to assemble at East Lawn Funeral Home by 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to the cemetery.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

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Jamie Oleta (Kelly) Franklin

RYE COVE, Va. - Jamie Oleta Kelly Franklin, 84, of Rye Cove community, entered into rest Saturday afternoon ( June 11, 2005 ) at Sunbridge Hillside Care & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsport .

Born near Natural Tunnel in Scott County , she was a daughter of the late James N. and Pearl B. Kelly. She graduated from Rye Cove Memorial High School and Radford College . Mrs. Franklin was a retired educator who worked more than 30 years in the Scott County School System. She taught at Duffield, Mabe, and Rye Cove High School and Elementary School during her long career. She attended Rye Cove United Methodist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than 40 years, William James Franklin Sr.; and a brother, Hobart Glenn Kelly.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Hass and husband, Dennis, and Patricia Ball; one son, William (Bill) James Franklin Jr. and wife, Janet, all of Rye Cove; granddaughters, Amanda Herron, Debra Jorgenson and husband, Jerry, Kelly Franklin, and Rebecca Hass; grandsons, John W. Franklin, James Hass, Christopher Ball, and Aaron Hass; sisters, Virginia K. Shores of Cary, N.C., and Mary Frieda Kelly of Duffield; brother, Eugene N. Kelly of Rye Cove; nieces, Mary Kaye Shores, Jayne Wells and husband, Jack, and Betty Fugate and husband, Tom.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at the home of her son, Bill Franklin, or her daughter, Barbara Hass.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with Paul Lane officiating and Otis Bowen, eulogist.

Music will be provided by Teresa Tabor. Organist will be Phyllis Muncey.

Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Franklin Cemetery in the Bishop town community. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Spivey, James Hill, Greg Hood, John Franklin, James Hass, and Aaron Hass.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Williams, William Ivey, and J.D. Franklin Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rye Cove United Methodist Church .

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Lillian (Fugate) Franklin

GATE CITY, Va. - Lillian Franklin, 84, passed from this life Thursday ( Jan. 24, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Franklin was born in Gate City, Va. , on Feb. 27, 1917 and was the daughter of the late William A. and Kate Wood Fugate.

She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and attended Johnson City Business School . She retired as office manager of Scott County Agricultural Department and was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin; sister, Jamie Fugate, Lena Fugate and Lou Ellen Carter; and a brother, Harry Fugate.

Surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, William A. and Sybil Fugate, Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Hannah Fugate, Tazewell, Va.; her special aunt, Mrs. J.R. Hurt, Gate City, Va.; special first cousin, Vivian D. Burchfield, Birmingham, Ala.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. with the Rev. Joe Barber and the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Darrell Bolling, B.J. Broadwater, Tucker Coleman, Bill Draper and Roy Wolfe will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church organ fund, 103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, VA 24251 or the Cancer Fund at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Department C.A.L. – End, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. 38173-0704.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Maudie (Qualls) Franklin

Big Stone Gap, Va. - Maudie Qualls Franklin, 87, died Thursday (Nov. 15, 2007) at the home of her daughter in Bristol, Tenn., after an extended illness and under hospice care.

Maudie was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was an invaluable partner to her husband, Woodrow, on the business side of operating Franklin Valley Farms until his death in 2005. Mrs. Franklin was active in many facets of the Democratic Party during her lifetime.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Franklin; her parents, E. Doyle Qualls and Ninnie Qualls; and her two sisters, Agnes Lawson and Lucille Taylor.

She is survived by her daughter, Rita F. Gayewski of Bristol, Tenn.; one grandson and grand-daughter-in-Iaw, John Franklin Gayewski and Christina Gayewski of Big Stone Gap; one grand-daughter and grandson-in-law, Ann and Greg Oakley of Bristol, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Claudia Kern of Duffield, Va., Ann Williams of Clinchport, Va. and Wilma Barr of Atlanta,Ga.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m1. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alan Collier officiating.

Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be, Winston Witt, George Polly, Chad Blanton, Fred Phillips, Danny Mullins and Ronnie Oakes.

Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

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Omer W. Franklin

KINGSPORT — Omer W. Franklin, 85, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning ( Feb. 5, 2008 ).

Mr. Franklin will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his home and his neighbors.

He served his country proudly during World War II, serving in Company D of the 120th Infantry, fighting in the European theatre. From the landing on D-Day through the Battle of the Bulge, he fought in five major battles. He was awarded the Silver Star for bravery and was also awarded medals for sharp shooting and good conduct.

He retired for Eastman Kodak Company, Fiber Development Division, in 1985, after 42 years of service. Prior to that, he had been employed at J.P. Stevens Company. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Pearl (Blair) Franklin; his loving wife of 54 years years, Rebecca Ann (Hubbard) Franklin; three sisters, Zale Fleenor, Lorraine Ferrell and Virginia Williams; seven brothers, Walker, Carl, Henry, Eugene, Howard, Hugh Kyle and Elmer.

Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Tipton and her husband, Doug of Kingsport ; his son, Michael Franklin and his wife, Cindy of Gray; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, or any time at Carolyn and Doug’s residence, 610 Willowcrest Place .

Services will follow visitation in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

Military graveside services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating and American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate Post 265 and Tennessee National Guard.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home Friday by 12:45 p.m.

Pallbearers are Mike Franklin, Doug Tipton, Andrew Tipton, Joseph Tipton, Roger Musson, Terry Hackler and Jeff Franklin.

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Ona May ( Benton ) Franklin

KINGSPORT - Ona May (Benton) Franklin, 98, of Kingsport, passed away after an extended illness Friday evening (April 30, 2004) at the home of her daughter and son-in-law where she had made her home for the past 10 years.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on April 8, 1906 to the late Henry Bascom Benton and the late Nora Moore Benton . She lived in Scott County and Sullivan County all of her life. Before marriage she worked at the Gate City Hosiery Mill.

She was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church . She loved to work in her flower garden.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Carl E. Franklin; her parents, Henry Bascom Benton and Nora Moore Benton; a brother, Edguar S. Benton; and a sister, Mabel Shuman.

Surviving are her daughter, Patsy Cain and husband, Noah (Martin) Cain; one grandson, David M. Cain; and a great-grandson, Adam Joshua (A.J.) Cain.Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the home of her daughter.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Shuman officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be David Cain, Ralph Meade, Donnie Summey, Jimmy Fleanor, Sherman Franklin, Mike Franklin, Jefferey Franklin, Jimmy Franklin and Ronnie Franklin.

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

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Otis W. Franklin

Otis W. Franklin, 71, 2312 Stu­art Drive, Kingsport, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday ( July 30, 1993 ) in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief ill­ness.

Born in Gate City , Va. , he had resided in Kingsport since his childhood. He retired from Ten­nessee Eastman Company in August, 1983 after 42 years of service as a supervisor in Supply and Distribution. He was a mem­ber of Temple Baptist Church .

Mr. Franklin was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, Pacific Theater, where he was a radioman, second class. He was a member of American Le­gion Hammond Post 3 and was an amateur radio operator W4DDK.

A son of the late Orban A. and Callie Mae Redwine Franklin, he was preceded in death by a broth­er, Fred Mack Franklin.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Jackson Franklin, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Buddy (Debo­rah K.) Helton, Louisville, Ky.; one son, Phillip A. Franklin, Blountville; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Com­pton, Morristown, and Mrs. Mar­garet Moretz, Kingsport; two brothers, John H. Franklin and Joe K. Franklin, both of Kings­port.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dob­son Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Mon­day in Oak Hill Cemetery by American Legion Hammond Post 3.

Memorials may be made to Holston Valley Cardiac Rehabili­tation Unit, c/o HVHMC, Kingsport , Tenn.

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Rebecca Ann (Hubbard) Franklin

KINGSPORT - Rebecca Ann Hubbard Franklin, 76, 200 Peavler Drive, passed away on her wedding anniversary at 10:35 p.m. Thursday ( Aug. 9, 2001 ) in Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Rebecca was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Duffield, Va., and was the daughter of Emory and Alpha Qualls Hubbard. Other than her parents her sister, April and two brothers, Charlie and Guy Hubbard, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Omer W. Franklin, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Tipton and her husband, Doug, Johnson City; son, Michael Franklin, Afton, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Chanda Tipton Moody and Andrew Tipton; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Rebecca; sisters, Bronise Pierson, Clinchport, Va., Nadine Parker and Pearl Hubbard, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

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

Graveside services will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Well.

Pallbearers will be Doug Tipton, Andrew Tipton, Wayne Anderson, Jerry Fleenor, Jimmy Fleenor and Jeff Franklin.

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Rita Myrtle (Jennings) Franklin

MANVILLE, Va. - Rita Jennings Franklin, 92, Big Stone Gap, Va. and formerly of Manville, Va., entered into rest Friday (Dec. 27, 2002) at Heritage Hall in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Ms. Franklin was born in Scott County, Va. on March 21, 1910, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Ida Templeton Jennings.

She moved to Manville from Pennsylvania in 1983 and made her home with Imogene Jennings for a number of years.

In addition to her parents, a daughter, Virginia Smith; sisters, Claudia Jennings, Mary Morals and Evelyn Williams; brothers, Robert J. Jennings, Orville W. Jennings and Massie Jennings preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna Mae Tobelman, Fla.; seven grandchildren; brother, Kyle E. Jennings, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Ruby ( Jackson ) Franklin

KINGSPORT — Ruby Jackson Franklin, 82, Kingsport, passed away Friday ( July 11, 2008 ) after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Franklin was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Good Cheer Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Franklin; parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson; and all 10 of her brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her daughter, Deborah K. Franklin of the home; son, Phil Franklin and wife, Judy of Blountville; grandchildren, Jaime Orloff and husband, John, Gary Helton, Alex Franklin and wife, Leah, Jonathan Franklin, and Andrew Franklin; five great-grandchildren, James, Hannah, Alexis, Abigail and Timberly; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Pearl Stafford.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today with Pastor Brian Schuler officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Wellmont Hospice for their kind services, care and support. Also special thanks to Belinda Duncan, Linda Grills, Mary Fuller, and Connie Cope whose caring during her illness is so very much appreciated.

Ruby’s wishes were that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Temple Baptist Church, 220 Memorial Court, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664; Wellmont Hospice Program, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662; or the charity of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Ruby Jackson Franklin.

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William James Franklin

CLINCHPORT, Va. - William James Franklin, 80, Route 4, Box 80, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday ( March 29, 1993 ) at Holston Medical Group in Duffield , Va.

Born in Rye Cove, Va. , he was a farmer and attended Rye Cove Methodist Church . He taught school and later taught agricul­ture classes to veterans in Scott County . He was a charter mem­ber of Natural Tunnel Soil and Water Conservation District serv­ing on the Board of Directors for 27 years.

Mr. Franklin was a charter member of the Scott County Farm Bureau serving on the Board of Directors for more than 20 years and served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture ASCS Committee for Scott County for more than 20 years. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Scott County Farmers Co­Op.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H. Patrick and Arminda Horton Franklin; a sister, Venus Hillman; and a brother, John Franklin.

Surviving are his wife, Jamie Kelly Franklin, of the home; two daughters, Barbara Hass, Clinch­port, Va., and Patricia Ball, Davenport, Va.; one son, William "Bill" James Franklin Jr., Clinchport; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Agnes Dishner and Virginia Miller, both of Bristol, Va., and Wave Fraley, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Billy Byrd and the Rev. Paul Lane officiat­ing.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery , Rye Cove community.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rye Cove United Methodist Church or the Duffield Fire & Rescue Squad.

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Woodrow W. Franklin

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Woodrow W. Franklin, 87, died Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2005) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital after a most courageous battle with cancer, against tremendous odds.

Mr. Franklin owned and operated Franklin Valley Farms. He was active in raising Charolais and Black Angus beef cattle.

With a kind heart and a warm smile, he never forgot the importance of treating others with respect. A gentle, loving soul whose caring nature touched those who knew him. He will be mourned by all.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maudie Qualls Franklin; one daughter, Rita F. Gayewski of Bristol, Tenn.; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John Franklin Gayewski and Christina Gayewski of Big Stone Gap; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Ann and Greg Oakley of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Alena Clay of Big Stone Gap; and four great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alan Collier officiating.

Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Gary Cutting, Charles Fugate, Winston Witt, Ronnie Oakes, Chad Blanton and Fred Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Ford, Dr. Lawerence Fleenor and Dr. Fred Greear.

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Thelma Wave ( Franklin ) Fraley

KINGSPORT - Thelma Wave Franklin Fraley, 90, formerly of Duffield, Va., entered into rest early Saturday morning ( Feb. 26, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with her family by her side.

Born in Rye Cove, Va. , on Aug. 6, 1914 , she was the youngest and only surviving child of Hiram Patrick and Arminda Jane Horton Franklin. She was a 1932 graduate of Rye Cove High School and a 1934 graduate of Radford College (then State Teacher's College) and later attended Milligan College .

She was a founding member of Three Bells United Methodist Church in Duffield.

After earning her teaching certificate, she taught in the Scott County Public School System at the old Duffield School and later did substitute teaching at the Duffield-Pattonsville Elementary School .

She was involved in various community activities, including Sunday School secretary/treasurer, P.T.A., United Methodist Women, and the Home Demonstration Club. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and "Auntie."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, William Franklin Fraley in 1945; her husband, Audley U. Fraley in 1995; three sisters, Venus Mitchell Hillman, Amanda Agnes Dishner, and Virginia "Eugenie" Miller; two brothers, John Wesley and William James Franklin.

Surviving are her daughter, Jane Alyce Fraley Bowlin and husband, James Robert of Kingsport; granddaughter, Arminda Jane Bowlin of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Jamie K. Franklin of Clinchport, Va.; cousin, Dorothy F. Elkins of Clinchport, Va.; nieces, Lucille Cowden Necessary of Bristol, Va., Mary Louise Hillman Shell of Nashville, Barbara F. Hass and Patricia F. Ball, both of Clinchport, Va.; nephew, James William Franklin Jr. of Clinchport, Va.; several great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Marshall officiating.

Organist will be Jean Hood.

Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McKinney-Carter Cemetery in Duffield. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Billie SiddaLee Francisco

KINGSPORT — Billie SiddaLee Francisco, 6 month old daughter of Anna Marguerite Francisco and William Bowers Beasley, Jr. entered into rest Wednesday (April 9, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Billie SiddaLee was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Sept. 20, 2007.

Her paternal grandfather, William Bowers Beasley, Sr.; paternal great grandmother and grandfather, Mary and William James Wilson and maternal great grandfather, Charles Kendrick preceded her in death.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother and grandfather, LaMerle Francisco and William Doyle Francisco, both of Nickelsville, Va.; paternal grandmother, Joyce Flanary; maternal great grandparents, G.W. and Joan Francisco, Nickelsville, Va. and Lois Armenia Pitts Harrison, Greenville, Ala.; sisters, Kennedy Charla Francisco, Kingsport and Gracie Olivia Faye Beasley, Blountville; brothers, Jacob Edward Beasley and William Bryon Beasley, both of Blountville and Logan Chase Pearcy, Kingsport; special memaw, Renda Faye Keith, Nickelsville, Va.; aunts, Brittany Starr Beasley and Jimmie Darlene Beasley, both of Kingsport and Misty Angel Beasley, Calhoun, Ga.; uncles, Bryant William Francisco, Nickelsville, Va., Derrick Winston Keith, Weber City, Va., William Craig Keith and Michael Shawn Pearcy, both of Nickelsville, Va., Charles Martin, Jr., Bobby Lynn Beasley and Michael Allen Ellis, both of Kingsport; great aunt, Joyce Addington, Gate City, Va.; great uncles, Charles Thomas Harrison, Kingsport and David and Eugene Addington, both of Gate City, Va.; great great uncles, Howard Pitts and Henry Pitts, both of Montgomery, Ala., Harold Pitts, Greenville, Ala.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Brown and the Rev. Charles Wallen officiating.

Her brother Jacob Beasley will read a poem he has written for his baby sister.

Amber and Kayla Pearcy and Tess Lane will provide the music, along with Randy Sluss and Dinah Hicks quartet.

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

Bobby Lynn Beasley, William Craig Keith and Derrick Winston Keith will serve as pallbearers.

Bryan Francisco, Michael Shawn Pearcy and Josh Howard will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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Margaret Joan (Gilley) Francisco

Margaret Joan Francisco, 89, Nickelsville, VA passed away Friday, December 3, 2010 at her residence.

Mrs. Francisco was born in Scott County, VA on December 26, 1920 to the late Lloyd and Lois Addington Gilley. She was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church and was the last surviving graduate of Midway High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George William Francisco (2010), great granddaughter, Sidda Lee Francisco, and brothers, John B. Gilley and Jack Gilley.

Surviving Mrs. Francisco is her daughter, Linda Lou Taylor; son, Doyle Francisco and wife, LaMerle; grandchildren, Bobby Taylor, Bryant William Francisco, and Anna Marguerite Francisco; great grandchildren, Logan Chase Pearcy and Kennedy Charla Francisco; nephew, Ronald Hackney, and a special friend, Peggy Addington Harrison.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Barber officiating and a eulogy given by LaMerle Francisco. Chris Holder will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. James S. Osborne, Jimmy McConnell, Donald L. Wood, Denny Babb, William David Gilmer, and Bryant William Francisco will serve as pallbearers. Mack Gilliam, Tom H. Addington, Pat Addington, Gary Taylor, Larry Fleenor, and C.L. Easterling will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Joan Francisco.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Anna Ruth (Elliott) Fraysier

GRAY — Anna Ruth Elliott Fraysier, 88, formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., passed away Friday (Jan. 30, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Fraysier was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Pauline Davidson Elliott; along with two brothers.
Anna Ruth Fraysier is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Lawton Fraysier; her son, James Fraysier (Kingsport); a daughter, Betty Dawson (Nesbit,
Miss.); four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.
Jimmy Fraysier, Kevin Fraysier and Marshall Galloway will serve as pallbearers.
Scott County/Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Fraysier family.

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Charles Woodrow Fraysier

Auto Accidents Kill Child, Man

Automobile accidents claimed the lives of two area residents Tuesday, as a 21-month-old Bluff City child and a 58-year-old Weber City , man were fatally struck by cars in two separate accidents.

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The other accident victim, Charles Woodrow Fraysier, of Weber City, was apparently killed instantly when he was struck by a car driven by Brenda Carroll McMurray, 20, Weber City, as he attempted to cross Highway 23, near Warren Funeral Home in Weber City.

The investigating officer, Virginia State Trooper Cliff Cunningham, said Miss McMurray was heading toward Gate City on Highway 23 when she struck Fraysier as he stepped out onto the road. The right front fender hit Fraysier and knocked him up and into the windshield of the car.

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Fraysier's survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maye M. Fraysier; sons, Gary W., Los Angeles, and Delmer Fraysier, Weber City; daughters, Mrs. Steve (Nancy) Cottingham, Indianpolis, Ind., and Mrs. Dale (Christine) Mayer, Middletown, Ohio; brothers, Roy Fraysier, Miami, Fla.; half-brothers, Steve, Warren, Ohio, and Dan Fraysier, Rochester, N. Y.; sisters, Mrs. Guy (Ruby) Ball and Miss Mage Fraysier, both of Gate City, and Mrs. Aurica Crook, Indianapolis, Ind.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1971)

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Funeral services for Charles Woodrow Fraysier, 58. Weber City , who died Thursday afternoon [ April 13 1971 ], will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Warren Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Eddie Fox and the Rev. Claude Taylor. Interment will follow in the Holston View Cemetery . The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Warren Funeral Horne is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, April 15, 1971)

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Delmer V. Fraysier

The body of Pvt. Delmer V. Fraysier, who lost his life near Rome , Italy in February, 1944 [ July 15, 1944 ?], will arrive Thursday at the Clinchfield Railroad station Friday accompanied by military escort.

Kingsport Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet the train, and Scott County Legion Post No. 65 will furnish a color guard and pallbearers and accompany the body to McConnell Funeral Home, Gate City .

Funeral is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at McConnell Memorial Church , Wayland , Va. The body will be at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Fraysier, on Fort Blackmore Road near Gate City from Saturday afternoon until the funeral hour.

Private Fraysier was a native of Fort Blackmore and was graduated from Shoemaker High School , Gate City . He was inducted into the Army August 21, 1943 . Before that he was employed in the acetate division of Tennessee Eastman Corporation.

He is survived by his parents; three sisters. Misses Madge and Ruby Fraysier, Gate City, and Mrs. Glenn Crook, Fort Blackmore; five brothers, Stepen J., Youngstown, Ohio; Daniel W., Rochester, N. Y.; Earl R., with the Army in Germany; Roy L., Miami, Fla., and Charles W. Fraysier, Gate City.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, March 3, 1949)

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Fletcher Willie Fraysier

GATE CITY, Va. - Rev. Fletcher Willie Fraysier , 73, formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Fraysier served the Lord as an evangelist for several years. He was a P.O.W. in Germany during World War II. He was born in Scott County, Va. on July 17, 1925, a son of the late Robert Patton and Florence Gillenwater Fraysier .

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Peggy Irene Fraysier ; four sisters; and six brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Stallard Fraysier , Gate City, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Deanna) Brickey, Mrs. Gail (Kathy) McConnell, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mrs. Buford (Judy) Quillin, Kingsport; one son, Fletcher Ross Fraysier , Kingsport; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Maude Vermillion, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Joe Fraysier , Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis and Bro. Ernie Addington officiating. Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fraysier Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Grandchildren and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Clyde Gillenwater, James Thompson, Ray Adams and Junior Gillenwater will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Lawton Thomas Fraysier

GRAY — Lawton T. Fraysier, 89, formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., passed away on Saturday morning ( March 28, 2009 ) at his residence with his family by his side.

Lawton was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ruth Fraysier ( January 30, 2009 ); his parents, Thomas and Nannie Fraysier.

Lawton Fraysier is survived by his son, James Fraysier and his fiancé, Carolyn Estep (Kingsport); a daughter, Betty Dawson and her husband, James (Nesbit, Miss.); four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; his brothers, Cordon Fraysier (Georgia) and Fred Fraysier (Kingsport); along with several nieces and nephews.

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

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery at 10 a.m. with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Jimmy Fraysier, Kevin Fraysier and Marshall Galloway will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Maye Aurelius (McClellan) Fraysier

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mrs. Maye A. Fraysier, 89, died Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and had been a resident at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va. for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Fraysier; and a brother, William Gladston McClellan.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Cottingham, Fishers, In., and Mrs. Christine Street, Houston, Tx.; two sons, Gary Fraysier, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Delmar Fraysier, Knoxville; four grandchildren, Laura Fraysier, Heather Cottingham Ulukavak, Amy Fraysier Koivisto and Jeffrey Fraysier; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Frazier, Mrs. Betty Carter and Mrs. Colleen Flanary; one brother, Harry McClellan; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

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

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

The family will meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home activity fund, P.O. Box 280, Duffield, Va. 24244.

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Nancy Emily (Strong) Fraysier

Nancy Emily Fraysier, 92, Hillside Manor, formerly of 1333 E. Sullivan St., Kingsport, died Sunday (Oct. 25, 1987) after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport for most of her life and was a Methodist .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horton H. Fraysier, one son and one daughter.

Surviving are four nieces, Mary Quillen and Anna Lee Conley, both of Kingsport, Hassie Elliott, Gate City, Va. and Virginia Scott, Columbia, S.C.; two nephews, Charles Strong and Harold F. Strong, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home (downtown).

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

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

The family suggests those who wish may make memorial contributions to Kingsport Hospice Program, P.O. 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37661.

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Rev. Fletcher Willie Fraysier

GATE CITY , Va. - Rev. Fletcher Willie Fraysier , 73, formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday ( March 4, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mr. Fraysier served the Lord as an evangelist for several years. He was a P.O.W. in Germany during World War II. He was born in Scott County , Va. on July 17, 1925 , a son of the late Robert Patton and Florence Gillenwater Fraysier .

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Peggy Irene Fraysier ; four sisters; and six brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Stallard Fraysier , Gate City, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Deanna) Brickey, Mrs. Gail (Kathy) McConnell, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mrs. Buford (Judy) Quillin, Kingsport; one son, Fletcher Ross Fraysier , Kingsport; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Maude Vermillion, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Joe Fraysier , Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis and Bro. Ernie Addington officiating. Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fraysier Family Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , Va. , by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Grandchildren and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Clyde Gillenwater, James Thompson, Ray Adams and Junior Gillenwater will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Laura Elizabeth "Tiny" (Tincher) Frazier

Laura E. "Tiny" Frazier, 69, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 at her residence. She was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church, where her husband, David, served as pastor for many years.

Laura is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor David Kelly Frazier; parents, Beulah and James Tincher; sister, Linda Nichols; and brothers Charles and Carl Tincher.

Surviving Laura are her sons: Michael Frazier, Terry Frazier and wife Sondra, Steve Frazier and wife Angie; grandchildren: Makalia, Luke, Katelyn, and Kasey Frazier; brother Wayne Tincher and wife Carolyn; great aunt and uncle, Lucille and Carl Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service was conducted Monday, February 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor David Foster officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Orebank Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 5930 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664 or the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 800 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary E. Fraysier

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- Miss Mary E. Fraysier, 67, of Route 1, Fort Blackmore, died at 6 a.m. Sunday [ 11/20/1966 ] at King's Mountain Nursing Home in Bristol after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Methodist Church .

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. D. H. Elliott and Mrs. E. B. Vermillion, both of Gate City, and Mrs. Ike Hargis of Massillon, Ohio; brothers, Bryan and Fletcher Fraysier, both of Fort Blackmore; Oral Fraysier, Davy, W. Va., J. W. of Kingsport Rex, Bluffton, Ind., and John M. Fraysier, Lorain, Ohio.

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

(Kingsport News, Monday, November 21, 1966)

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Michael David Frazier

Michael David Frazier, 51, of Kingsport, TN, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Michael was the music minister at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for over 10 years. He was a graduate of Tennessee Weslyan and loved music, theater and reading.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Rev. David Frazier and Laura "Tiny" Frazier; paternal grandparents, Ted and Gertrude Frazier; maternal grandparents, James and Susie Tincher, II; uncles, Col. Charles Tincher, Carl Tincher, Delmas Wagner and Pete Harris; and aunts, Linda Nichols, Margaret Frazier and Carolyn Larkins.

Michael is survived by two brothers, Terry L. Frazier and wife, Sondra; and Stephen T. Frazier and wife, Angela; three nieces, Makalia, Katelyn, and Kasey Frazier; nephew, Luke Frazier; aunts, Evelyn Wagner and Lucy Harris; uncles Jerry Nichols, James Larkins, and Wayne Tincher and wife, Carolyn; and a host of cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 17th at 6:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Counts officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at 7:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Organ Fund, 800 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Mickey (Alley) Fraysier

CHURCH HILL - Mickey Alley Fraysier, 49, 4568 Stanley Valley Road, went to be with Jesus early Friday morning (Aug. 24, 2001) following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County .

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church , where she had taught Sunday School. She was a loving wife and mother who will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wilburn and Kate Fields and Hugh and Bessie Alley Sr.

Surviving are loving husband of 29 years, J.C. Fraysier; one daughter, Tammy Renee Fraysier, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, T.J. Fraysier and wife, Heather, Church Hill; parents, Oneal and Maude Fields Alley, Church Hill; brothers, Freddie Alley and his wife, Barbara, Larry (Bo) Alley and his wife, Carolyn, all of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 4568 Stanley Valley Road .

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Vannoy and Brother George Willis officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of the Liberty Baptist Church . Honorary pallbearers will be coworkers of J.C. Fraysier of the Web Press Room.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Expansion Fund, P.O. Box 348 , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

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Mollie Emily Frazier

Mollie Emily Frazier, 1585 Fort Henry Drive, Apt. 3-A, Kingsport, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a brief illness. [b. 25 Jul 1902]

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport since 1920. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a retired school teacher, having taught at West View Elementary School for over 40 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bethany Sunday School Class, Women's Missionary Society, Sullivan County Retired Teachers Association, Business and Professional Women and Women of the Moose.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Maude Neil Frazier.

Surviving are two sisters, Ora Frazier and Ida Overby, both of Kingsport; one brother, Fred N. Frazier, Kingsport; several ….

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Norma Jean (Hammonds) Frazier

May 25, 1931 - November 21, 2013

Norma Jean Frazier, 82, went to meet the Lord Thursday, November 21st at Wexford House. She was a native of Scott County but resided most of her life in Kingsport. She was a hairdresser for many years. Norma Jean never knew a stranger and she was the happiest when cooking for someone. And when you came to her table you had better be hungry because she cooked enough for an army. She was a loving sister and aunt.

Norma Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Frazier, and her parents, Joseph Edward and Elsie Cara (Wolfe) Hammonds.

She is survived by one sister, Rose Mayo; three nieces, Theresa Mayo, Rhonda Tiller and husband, Mike, and Cara Fink and husband, Roger; four great-nieces, Danielle Mayo, Courtney Fink, Megan Tiller and Taylor Fink; great nephew, TJ Fink; one great-great-niece, Kelsie Profitt; and one great-great-nephew, Caleb Mayo.

We would like to say thank you to two of Norma Jean's favorite nurses from Wexford House, Marsha Way and Melinda Wells and a special thank you to Annie Monroe.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 with Pastor Keith Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday at 2:00 pm at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Robert Henry Fraysier

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert H. Fraysier, 78, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 29, 2004) at his residence.

He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Midway Baptist Church. He attended Victory Baptist Church and Log House Church. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army Infantry. He retired from Tennessee Eastman after 32 years and 6 months of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Fraysier; parents, Charlie M. Fraysier and Maxie Craft Fraysier; three brothers, Edd C. Fraysier and wife Mary Lee, O.D. Fraysier, W.J. (Bo) Fraysier and wife Linna; two sisters, Irene Fraysier and Helen Fraysier Tipton.

Surviving are his son, Roger Fraysier, Gate City; three sisters, Opal Babb and husband Elwood, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Crickett Wallace and husband Lee, Antioch, Calif., Mary Gillenwater and husband Don, Kingsport; two brothers, Willie Scott (Bill) Fraysier and wife Mary, Gate City, Jack S. Fraysier and wife Joann, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sister-in-law, Ethel Fraysier, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brother-in-law, Pete France, Kingsport; special friend, Gladine Gibson, Gate City; caregiver, Patricia Blevins, Rye Cove, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Military honors will be provided by the Hawkins County Color Guard.

Pallbearers will be Jim Lane, Jim Bowlin, James Fleenor, Pete France, Gene Vermillion, Jack Good.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Baker, Ross Bright, Eugene Blalock.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving Mr. Fraysier's family.

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Robert Malcolm Fraysier

Robert M. Fraysier, 78 of Kingsport passed away on Sunday July 22, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Fraysier was born January 20, 1934 in Ft. Blackmore, VA to the late Rufus and Ella Carter Fraysier. Mr. Fraysier was retired from Eastman Kodak Chemical Company following 40 years of services. He served in the U.S. Army and the Navy Reserve. Robert was active in the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sharron Cannoy Burchette Fraysier of the home; sons, Michael Fraysier and wife, Debbie of Harker Heights, TX and Todd Fraysier and wife, Delores of Bailey, N.C.; daughters, Karen Cassell and husband, Mike of Kingsport and Lisa Beverly and husband, Kenny of Kingsport; grandchildren, Brye Fraysier, Zion Fraysier, Deena Cornblum, Brandie Dodd, Jeremy Cassell, Leslie Mullins, Justin Beverly and Ethan Beverly; great grandchildren, Afton Dodd, Tarran and Cooper Cornblum and Chloe Mullins; sister, Georgia Darnell.

The family will be hosting a reception at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday July 25, 2012.

A private service will be held in a family cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers 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 Fraysier family.

Carter-Trent Funeral obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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Rufus Malcolm Fraysier

CLINCHPORT, Va.  - Rufus Malcolm Fraysier, 78, of Route 1, Clinchport, Va., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 1:30 a.m. Thursday [5/6/1976] following a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County. He was a retired farmer and miner and also a Baptist.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Ella Carter Fraysier, Clinchport; one son, Robert M. Fraysier, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia F. Darnell, Kingsport, and Miss Grace I. Fraysier, Clinchport; two sisters, Mrs. Henry M. Mann, Kingsport, and Mrs. Pearl Flanary, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two grandsons.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Funeral at Pine Grove Baptist Church (Old Baptist Church), Ft. Blackmore, Va. Burial in the family cemetery.)

(Kingsport Times / Friday, May 7, 1976)

("Scott Co, Va and its People, 1914-1998, Vol II," p. 194, used the Frazier spelling.)

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Beatrice A. "Tid" (Steadman) Frazier

KINGSPORT - Beatrice A. "Tid" Steadman Frazier, 83, Kingsport, passed away Friday, (June 29, 2007) at her home.

Tid was a hard worker, a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Frazier; son, Kenneth Frazier; father, Ed Lynn Steadman Sr.; mother, Flora M. Lemmons Steadman; three brothers, Ed Lynn Steadman Jr., Toby Steadman, and Wallace Steadman; and one sister, Nancy Bowser.

Surviving are her son, Tommy Wayne Frazier, Kingsport; two grandsons, Dwayne Allen Frazier and Brian Frazier; one granddaughter, Beatrice A. Frazier; one sister, Fannie S. Bishop; two brothers, Charles A. Steadman and Hubert Steadman, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Orville Dolen and Rev. Teddy Webb officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Johnny Steadman, Randy Steadman, Josh Steadman, Jessie Steadman, Cory Spears, Chris Spears and Dwayne Frazier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Ireson, Sam Ireson Jr., William James Hammonds, and Travis Livesay.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Beatrice A. "Tid" Steadman Frazier.

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Bennie Jerrold Frazier

DUFFIELD, Va. — Bennie Jerrold Frazier, 66, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2009) at Lonesome Pine Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was retired from Glover Oil Company and a member of Red Hill Memorial Church. Mr. Frazier loved his family and friends, his grandchildren and his church.

He was an avid golfer and carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Junior and Mossie Caudill Frazier; brothers, Carl Frazier, Eddie Frazier and Freddie Frazier.

Survivors are his wife, Roberta (Bobbi) Frazier, Duffield, Va.; daughters, Tina Lawson and husband, Monroe, Duffield, Va., Dawne Williams and husband, Anthony, Appalachia, Va., Shawne Bishop and husband, Shannon, Duffield, Va.; stepdaughters, Dawn Anderson and husband, Bill, Melbourne, Fla., Diana Hearen and husband, Phillip, Houston, Texas; son, Bennie Gerald Frazier, Jr. and wife, Mary Helen, Indianapolis, Ind.; stepson, James Knowlton and wife, Teri, Aptos, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, Claire Frazier, Evan Frazier, Abigail Frazier, Tiffany Lawson, Courtney Lawson, Brittany Lawson, Dwayne Bishop, Jr., Whitley Williams, Kyrstin Anderson, Katelyn Anderson, Elizabeth Hearen, Rebekah Hearen and Kayla Knowlton; sisters, Patsy Austin and husband, Bobby, Duffield, Va., Brenda Brobeck and husband, John, Jonesborough, Jackie Dishner and husband, Kenneth, Duffield, Va., and Marjorie "Tiny" Dockery and husband, David, Rye Cove, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday (March 1, 2009) at Red Hill Memorial Church and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church with Evangelist Gary Hood and the Rev. Bud Kilgore officiating.

Music will be provided by Red Hill Memorial Singers.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219 or Red Hill Memorial Church, 1200 Powell Mountain Road, Pattonsville, Va.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Benny Ray Frazier

KINGSPORT - Benny Ray Frazier, 55, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (June 9, 2005).

He lived in Kingsport his entire life.

His parents, Amos and Virginia Frazier, and brother, Ralph Frazier, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his sister, Dorothy Carter and brother-in-law, Dwight Carter; brother, Leonard Frazier and wife, Sandra Frazier; two daughters, Debbie Begley and Dolly Mae Frazier; son, Tommy Ray Linebaugh; two grandchildren, Cassandra and Geth Frazier; and special nephew, Terry Lynn Hopkins.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Mission Church Cemetery.

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Beatrice A. “Tid” (Steadman) Frazier

KINGSPORT - Beatrice A. "Tid" Steadman Frazier, 83, Kingsport , passed away Friday, (June 29, 2007) at her home.

Tid was a hard worker, a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Frazier; son, Kenneth Frazier; father, Ed Lynn Steadman Sr.; mother, Flora M. Lemmons Steadman; three brothers, Ed Lynn Steadman Jr., Toby Steadman, and Wallace Steadman; and one sister, Nancy Bowser.

Surviving are her son, Tommy Wayne Frazier, Kingsport; two grandsons, Dwayne Allen Frazier and Brian Frazier; one granddaughter, Beatrice A. Frazier; one sister, Fannie S. Bishop; two brothers, Charles A. Steadman and Hubert Steadman, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Orville Dolen and Rev. Teddy Webb officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Johnny Steadman, Randy Steadman, Josh Steadman, Jessie Steadman, Cory Spears, Chris Spears and Dwayne Frazier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Ireson, Sam Ireson Jr., William James Hammonds, and Travis Livesay.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Beatrice A. "Tid" Steadman Frazier.

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Benny Ray Frazier

KINGSPORT - Benny Ray Frazier, 55, passed away unexpectedly Thursday ( June 9, 2005 ).

He lived in Kingsport his entire life.

His parents, Amos and Virginia Frazier, and brother, Ralph Frazier, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his sister, Dorothy Carter and brother-in-law, Dwight Carter; brother, Leonard Frazier and wife, Sandra Frazier; two daughters, Debbie Begley and Dolly Mae Frazier; son, Tommy Ray Linebaugh; two grandchildren, Cassandra and Geth Frazier; and special nephew, Terry Lynn Hopkins.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Mission Church Cemetery .

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Bower Renda (Williams) Frazier

GATE CITY -- Bower R. Frazier, 72, Gate City, died early Monday morning [2/18/1974] at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium, Charlottesville, after a long illness.  She was a housewife and member of the Mineral Hill Holiness Church.

She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Harlow Tunnel, Surgoinsville, Mrs. Howard Oakes, Mrs. Cleveland Tipton, Mrs. R. C. Quillen, Mrs. Earnest Blair and Miss Ima Jean Frazier, all of Gate City, Mrs. Robert Klein, Jonesboro; one son, Henry Frazier, Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Alvin Thomas, Kingsport, Mrs. Kenneth Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, Mrs. Omer Cookenour and Mrs. Ila Mat Gillenwater, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; one brother, Lessie Williams, Gate City; 32 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Bower R. Frazier will be conducted at 3:30 Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler officiating.  Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday & Wednesday nights.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Cardon Lonzo Frazier

Kennesaw, GA - Cardon L. Frazier, formerly of Gate City, Virginia passed away on Wednesday ( March 30, 2011 ) at Wellstar Cobb General Hospital in Austell , Georgia . He was born in Fort Blackmore, Virginia on October 31, 1917. Cardon retired from Tennessee Eastman Company with 38 years of service. He was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church . He was preceded in death by his wife, Oneta Brickey Frazier who passed away on May 8, 1998.

Cardon L. Frazier is survived by his children, Millie Culpepper, L.C. Fraysier, Larry Frazier, and Rick Frazier; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Saturday ( April 2, 2011 ) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday ( April 3, 2011 ) at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A graveside service will follow the funeral at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , TN 37601 . Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Frazier family.

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Clifton Lynn Frazier

KINGSPORT — Lynn Frazier, 64, of Kingsport, walked out on glorious clouds to meet his Jesus Christ on Monday (Aug. 13, 2007) following a brief illness.

Born in Dungannon, Va., Lynn had lived in Ohio for several years before making his home in Kingsport. He was a tractor-trailer operator for over 30 years. Lynn was a member of Parkers Chapel Church, and was a wonderful husband, father and loved his grandchildren so much. His goal in life was to see his whole family saved and to see his grandchildren grow up. He loved his Lord and church family very much.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 46 years, Reba Jayne Frazier, of the home; daughters, Nickie Mabry and husband, Tony, Morristown, Joy Mallory and husband, Scott, Church Hill, Sherry Pearcy and husband, Barry, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Ethan, Kaley, Cierra, and Mason; sister, Judy Gray, Johnson City; brothers, Richard Frazier, and wife, Shelby, Weber City, Gary Frazier and wife, Sharon, Gray, Michael Frazier and wife, Sharon, Surgoinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home.

Services will be in the funeral home chapel at 8 pm Wednesday with Pastor Gary Calhoun, the Rev. Mark Ball and Larry Hommel officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Franzus, the men of Parkers Chapel, and his many close friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made to the Parkers Chapel Church building fund at 437 Parker Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Creed Frazier

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Creed Frazier, 80, Rt. 3, went to be with the Lord with the family by his side Monday (Dec. 23, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Frazier was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., born March 11, 1922 to the late Charlie and Elizabeth Bishop Frazier.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Mildred Austin Frazier; grandson, Bradley Stallard; and several brothers and sisters, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Jeff (Debbie) Smith, Gate City, Va., Rev. Gene (Shirley) Stallard, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Jerry (Glenda) Jones, Kingsport, Mrs. Roger (Lucille) Estepp, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Dewey (Nancy) Lawson, Yuma, Va., and Ms. Marylyn Tipton, Tampa, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Lisa Frazier, Gate City, Va., Terry and Connie Frazier, Clinchport, Va., Rev. Jackie and Linda Frazier, Clinchport, Va., and Eddie and Sue Frazier, Killeen, Texas; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild; one sister, Nannie Thompson, Derby, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his daughters, Lucille Estepp and Shirley Stallard.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Rhoton and the Rev. Johnny Duncan officiating.

Eddie Roberts and Courtney Stacy will provide music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Frazier Family Cemetery in Clinchport, Va. The family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Creed Carter Frazier

Gate City, VA - Creed Carter Frazier, 88, Gate City, VA was surrounded by his family when he went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Carter was born in Scott County, VA on August 22, 1924 to the late John Henry and Ida Carter Frazier.

He was a 1943 graduate of Shoemaker High School and a member of Marble Point Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII, serving in the European Theater and the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.

Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Molly Boy Frazier, Gate City, VA; daughter, Cindy Frazier Mabry, Morristown, TN; sons, Johnny Frazier, Bean Station, TN and Gary Frazier and wife, Terri, Cary, NC; grandchildren, Blake Frazier, Morgan Bowlin and husband, Daniel, and Tyler Mabry; brother, Jimmy Frazier and wife, Lindal (Lynda), Blountville, TN; uncle, Bill Carter and wife, Janie, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army Nation al Guard Honor Guard at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Carter-Frazier Cemetery, Gate City, VA. Blake Frazier, Brett Frazier, Danny Neal, Tyler Mabry, Daniel Bowlin, and Jim Wampler will serve as pallbearers. Members of Marble Point Men's Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Marble Point Church Building Fund in care of Helen McDavid, 3142 Daniel Boone Road, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Creed & Willie Frazier

Thousands Attend Frazier Funeral

Victims of Shooting Affray are Buried in Same Grave Near Home of Creed Frazier; Confessed Slayer in Jail.

Attended by a throng estimated variously at between two to three thousand persons, testifying to the popularity of the two men and the interest that has been aroused over the killings, final rites for Creed and Willie Frazier, father and son, who met death at the hands of John Barnett, three miles west of Speers Ferry last Tuesday afternoon , were held Thursday afternoon at the home of Creed Frazier, near Daniel Boone Yard about four miles west of here. In separate coffins the body of the two men were lowered into the same grave on a hillside several hundred yards from the Frazier home.

The crowd at the funeral was considered the largest to ever attend a funeral in this section. Nearly 1,000 automobiles, forming a line approximately two miles long on either side of the road in the vicinity of the home. Many of the residents of the surrounding community came afoot. There were people throughout Scott, Lee and Wise Counties, Va., and Sullivan County Tenn.

In charge of the services were Rev. Jas Gilley of Bulls Gap, Tenn., Rev. J. B. Craft, of Gate City, Rev. C. L. Palmer and Rev. Horton.

The two caskets in which reposed the bodies of the two men were placed on the veranda of the Frazier home while the immense throng passed by and took final views of the victims of Barnett’s gun. Approximately and hour was required for the long line to pass by and still there were some who did not view the remains.

At the close of the services, the caskets were carried to the grave on the hill where they were interred.

Both caskets were blanked with a profusion of floral offerings, the final tributes of friends of the dead men.

Creed Frazier was 48 years of age. From 1920 to 1924, sheriff of Scott County, he had established a reputation as a fearless officer and respectable citizen. He leaves a widow and three sons, as follows: John Henry Frazier, 24 years of age, Roy Frazier, 21, Howard Frazier, 16, also six brothers and three sisters as follows: George M. Frazier, police sergeant at Kingsport; Mahon, Henry, James, John and Milo Frazier, Mrs. M. P. Carter, Mrs. Charles Sloan and Mrs. Clint Craft, all of this section.

Will Frazier was 26 years of age. He leaves a widow and five children, the eldest of which is six years.

Submitted by Gary Frazier

Dennis Gordon Frazier

(Both parents b. Scott Co)

YUMA, Va. — Dennis Gordon Frazier, 78, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Dec. 26, 2008) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va., due to complications of Alzheimer’s.

He was a former resident of Preston Place II in Kingsport. Mr. Frazier was born on Aug. 14, 1930, in Virginia near the Tennessee-Virginia line close to Frisco Yard. He was the son of the late W.K. (Bill) Frazier and Etta Mae Arnold Frazier. He grew up in Tennessee and Virginia. Dennis was a believer.

Dennis Frazier married Florence Lorraine Hall, daughter of Ralph Eckle (R.E.) Hall and Flora Belle Hicks Hall on July 3, 1953. Following their marriage they moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he worked at Delco Products until Uncle Sam called. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Corporal at Fort Bliss Army Base, El Paso, Texas. They moved to California following his discharge from service where they spent the next 40 years, mainly in the Pasadena area. He retired from the United States Postal Service with over 40 years of service in 1989 as a director of support at the Bulk Mail Center in Bell, Calif., where he was in charge of Personnel and Finance Department. Following retirement, they moved to Sierra Vista, Ariz., where he enjoyed his dogs, playing his guitars, along with researching the life and times of Wyatt Earp and Tombstone, Ariz. They moved back to the beautiful hills of Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee in 2003 where he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, J.W. Frazier and his wife, Irene Hart Frazier, Kenneth Frazier; a sister, Lissie Jean Hartgrove; a brother-in-law, Everette E. (Gene) Hall and his wife, Irene Kirk Hall.

Dennis Frazier is survived by his loving wife of over 55 years, Florence Frazier; his beloved dogs, Duke and Connie; a special brother-in-law, Hagan Hartgrove (Yuma, Va.); his nieces, Anita McClain (Rick) (Kingsport), Michelle McDavid (Randy) (Yuma, Va.); nephews, Tim Hartgrove (Yuma, Va.), Alan Frazier (Glenda) (Ooltewah, Tenn.); great nieces, Beth Snapp (Kingsport), Alea Frazier and Anna Frazier (both of Ooltewah, Tenn.); great nephews, Tanner McDavid, Luke Hartgrove (both of Yuma, Va.), Matthew Frazier (Ooltewah, Tenn.).

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, 6020 Hwy. 23 North, Weber City, Va. 24290.

A funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Allen Karnes officiating.

Beth Snapp, Catherine Haynes and the Harmony Three will provide the music.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Tennessee Army National Guard and the Hawkins County Color Guard on Monday at 2 p.m. at McPheeters Bend Community Cemetery.

Tim Hartgrove, Randy McDavid, Rick McClain, Alan Frazier, Tanner McDavid and Gene Christian will serve as pallbearers.

Jimmy Haynes, N.W. (Nat) Wininger and Hagan Hartgrove will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill at 1:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsport Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660, McPheeters Bend Community Cemetery, c/o Carl Arnold, Jr., 237 Kinchlow Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642 or Alzheimers Association, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

The family would like to thank Levada Clasby and all the employees of Brian Center, along with Sharon Durnin and all the employees of Preston Place II for the love, care and concern shown to Dennis during his stay at each facility.

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

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Dorothy L. (Collier) Frazier

KINGSPORT — Dorothy L. “Big Mom” Frazier, 86, Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( Aug. 13, 2008 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Norton , Va. , and had resided most of her life in Kingsport . Dorothy attended Friendship Chapel Church .

Preceding her in death were her parents, George L. and Rhoda Collier; two brothers, Jackie Collier and Auburn Collier; and one sister, Charlotte Wampler.

Surviving are her husband and love of her life for the past 60 years, Fred Frazier of Kingsport; three daughters, Kay DeVault of Kingsport, Libby White and husband, Drew of Nashville, Ann Franklin and husband, Charlie of Kingsport; five grandchildren, John and Sherry Wright, Nick White, Sharon Weems, Jessica and Josh Hurd, David and Charis Kindle; eight great-grandchildren, Brittany Wright, Cody Wright, Dustin Wright, Evan Wright, Summer Weems, Holly Weems, Parker Weems, Lynnzi Hurd; one sister, Georgia Talarowski of New Jersey; one brother, Bobby Joe Collier and wife, Gail of Barrington, Ill.; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Clawson, Minnie Cox and Cecile Collier, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Hill officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport , is serving the family of Dorothy Frazier.

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Earl Raymond Frazier

GATE CITY - Word has been received here of the death of Earl R. Frazier, 50, in El Paso, Texas, after a lingering illness.

He was a former resident of Scott County , and had served the U. S. Navy for the past 29 years. He held the rank of chief warrant officer.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hazel Frazier, El Paso; his mother, Mrs. C. C. Frazier, Gate City; three sisters, Miss Madge Frazier and Mrs. Ruby Rutledge, both of Gate City, and Mrs. Glen Crook, Indianapolis, Ind.; four brothers, Charles Frazier, Gate City, Roy Frazier, Miami, Fla., Steve Frazier, Warren, G., and Don Frazier, Rochester, N. Y.

Funeral services will be held Sunday nt the Kasler Funeral Home in El Paso .

After services there, the body will be taken to Arlington , Va. , to be buried in the Arlington National Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 20, 1958)

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Edna E. (Gillenwater) Dingus Williams Frazier

Nickelsville, Va. -Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Gillenwater Frazier, 67, who died at her home at Nickelsville, Friday at 1 a.m., will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gillenwater chapel. Burial will be in the Gillenwater cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. C. H. Salyer, Mrs. Teddy Salyer, Mrs. Robert Culbertson, all of Dante, Va., Grace Adams of Nickelsville and Mrs. Lorene Frazier of Glamorgan, Va. Her husband, E. Floyd Frazier, died four years ago.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 1944)

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Edward Clinton Frazier

KINGSPORT - Edward Clinton Frazier , 80, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning (June 23, 1999) at Bristol Hospice House after a long illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Frazier retired from Tennessee Eastman Company as a mechanic. Mr. Frazier was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna E. Alley Frazier ; parents, Worley and Essie Mann Frazier ; and a daughter, Rosalind Frazier .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian M. Frazier , of the home; a son, Michael E. Frazier , Atoka, Tenn.; a step-son, Danny McClellan, Kingsport; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda M. Hammond, Kingsport; Mrs. Ed (Marion) Neal, Kingsport; and a brother, John D. Frazier , Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Memorial may be made to the Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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Edward Kenneth "Ken" Frazier

(Both parents b. Scott Co)

MOUNT CARMEL - Edward Kenneth "Ken" Frazier, 74, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6, 2002) at his residence in Mount Carmel.

Born in Wise County, Va., he was employed at AFG Blue Ridge Glass Plant and had worked at Warren Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and part-time for Carter-Trent Funeral Homes, until ill health forced his retirement.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William K. Frazier and Etta Arnold Frazier; brother, J.W. Frazier; sister-in-law, Irene Hart Frazier.

Survivors include his wife and caregiver for the past 25 years, Jean Barton Frazier, of the home; one foster daughter and son-in-law, Lori Dockery and husband Ricky, Church Hill; one sister and brother-in-law, Jean Hartgrove and husband Hagan, Gate City, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis Frazier and wife Florence, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; one brother-in-law, Ken Price, Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with Chaplain Joe. W. Byrd of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 in charge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Price, Tim Hartgrove, Allen Frazier, Gary McMurray, Randy McDavid, Ricky Dockery and Rick McClain.

Family and friends who will be attending the graveside service should meet at the cemetery by 2:25 p.m. Tuesday.

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Flora Belle (Reed) Frazier

Dayton, OHIO - Flora B. Reed Frazier, 82, 404 Waneta Ave., died Wednesday (April 15, 1992) at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a retired grocery merchant. She was a member of a Baptist church in Dayton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. "Bobby" Frazier, her parents, Hiram and Martha Williams Reed, one daughter, Verna Hayslip, five brothers, Sammy Reed, Leonard Reed, Jack Reed, Charlie Reed and Ray Reed and two sisters, Mae Bennett and Mickie Reed.

Surviving are two daughters, Emma Coleman, Dayton, Ohio and Lizzie E. Qualls, Hillsboro, Ohio; a son, James K. Frazier, Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Margaret Reed Frazier, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Scott County Funeral Home.

Services wi II be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Fred Neil Frazier

KINGSPORT - Fred N. Frazier, 81, died 8 p.m. Wednesday (October 24, 2001) at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he spent most of his life in Kingsport. He served in the South Pacific with the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Mr. Frazier was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ted Lee Frazier, Sr.; three sisters, Mollie Frazier, Ora Frazier and Ida Overbay; one brother, Everett Frazier; and his wife, Velma.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Hill Frazier, of the home; three sons, George Frazier, Kingsport, Bob Frazier and wife, Christiane, Rogersville, Dan Frazier and wife, Alice, Johnson City; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bart Walker officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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Freddie Frazier

MOUNT CARMEL — Freddie Frazier, 64, Mount Carmel, 1st Sgt. (Retired), United States Army passed away Saturday (Jan. 19, 2008) at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation – Hillside.

Freddie was born in Norton, Va. He had resided in Kingsport since his youth. He attended Sullivan High School before going into the U.S. Army in 1962, where he served until 1988. Freddie served two tours of duty in Vietnam, two tours of duty in Korea, in the European theater and various areas of the U.S. He was an instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi in the ROTC Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Lee and Ruby May Redman Frazier; and one sister, Becky Snyder.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Linda Frazier, of the home; two sons, Bryan K. Frazier and fiancée, Kathy Humphrey, Knoxville, Tenn., and Tyler L. Frazier and fiancée, Sherry Hartsell, Mount Carmel; two grandchildren, Danielle Frazier and Elizabeth Frazier; sisters, Betty Emogene Barner, Carters Valley, Tenn., Joy Neff, Kingsport, Wanda June Maness, Kingsport and Marie Jones, Clinchport, Va.; brothers, J.C. Frazier, Church Hill, Donald Frazier, Kingsport, and Ronald Frazier, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. with Rev. Arden Taylor officiating.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee National Guard.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Special thanks to the staff at Hospice and SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation – Hillside for their special care.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Freddie L. Frazier.

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Geraldine Ruth “Jerrie” (Minton) Frazier

Nickelsvile, VA – Geraldine “Jerrie” Ruth Frazier Geraldine “Jerrie” Ruth Frazier, 80, of Nickelsville, Virginia, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, TN). Jerrie was born October 5, 1932 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Charles Minton and Velma Henry Minton. She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School (Gate City, VA).

During her lifetime, Jerrie was employed by and retired from Owens Corning. Jerrie was a loving mother and homemaker and truly was an inspiration to all. She was the foundation of her family. Jerrie had a love for sports. She also enjoyed sewing, decorating, and playing card games. She also held a very special place in heart for her beloved pets, Shotzie (now deceased) and Brigitte. Jerrie was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church (Nickelsville, VA). She had a special love for gospel music and was very dedicated to coordinating the groups for the church’s gospel singings. She was a very hard worker for her church.

In addition to her parents, Jerrie is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fuller Frazier; a brother, Roy Lee Minton; and a sister, Freeda Carter.

Survivors of Jerrie Frazier include 2 daughters, Pamela Gail Meyers (Nickelsville, VA), and Vangela Brodsky (Florida); 6 grandchildren, Brad Tobin and wife Leila, Brandy Tobin, Brent Meyers and wife Jody, Heather Toney and husband Paul, Chelsea Brodsky and Andy Moynehan, and Jake Brodsky; 4 great grandchildren, Drew Meyers, Luke Greene, Natalie Meyers, and Max Tobin; 2 sisters, Wanda Lane (Weber City, VA), and Jackie Fuller and husband John (Snowflake, VA); special friends, Diana Shutts (Big Moccasin, VA), Della Robinson (Aiken, SC), and Jake and Sarah Gilliam.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. today, Monday, January 28, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Jerrie’s beloved pastor, Rev. Larry Spivey, officiating. Music will be provided by family and friends.

Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the family cemetery located on Big Moccasin Road. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery prior to service time. Pallbearers will be John Stallard, Bill Stallard, Drew Meyers, Andy Moynehan, Brent Meyers, Brad Tobin, and Josh Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Coy Arnold, Matt Smothers, Herbert Blevins, Jake Brodsky, and Jake Gilliam.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerrie’s memory may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church (634 Whitetail Circle, Nickelsville, Virginia 24271).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bristol Home Health (Gate City, VA), especially Jerrie’s nurse April, and also to Dr. Marta Wayt and staff, for their loving care of Jerrie. Serving the family of Jerrie Frazier is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Gracie Mae (Dingus) Frazier

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Gracie Mae Frazier, 70, Ft. Blackmore, Va. entered into rest Sept. 15, 2007 at her residence.

Born in Scott county, Va. on July 22, 1937 to the late Mitch Dingus and Ellan Babb Dingus.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by four sisters, Feebie Darnell, Myrtle Laney, Lula Darnell and Mary Begley; two brothers, George and Roy Dingus; and a special nephew, Charles Ray Darnell.

Surviving is her husband, Lawton Frazier of the home; four daughters, Judy and Larry Frazier, Patsy and Danny Dockery, Peggy and Sherrill Frazier and Tammie and David Estep, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; a son, Roger and Dana Frazier, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; a sister, Hazel Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and one brother, Willie Dingus of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Mark Dingus, Hunter Frazier and J.R. and Brandy Dockery; step-granddaughters, Kimberly Boggs, Karen Shelar and Renea Clarks; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

The Tipton Family will provide the music.

Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor Family Cemetery, Taylor Town, Rye Cove community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

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Harold G. Frazier

JOHNSON CITY - Harold G. Frazier, 83, died Thursday (April 20, 2006) at his residence.

A native of Nickelsville, Va., he was the son of the late T.B. and Ada Dacy Minton Frazier. He was a member of Clark Street Baptist Church. After 27 years of service, Mr. Frazier was retired as purchasing agent from Smith-Higgins. He also retired from Jacobs Creek Job Corp.

Mr. Frazier honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, having received a Bronze Star and he served in the Third Army under General George Patton.

Mr. Frazier was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer and loved the outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lou Ellen Wampler and an infant brother, Lawrence Frazier.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 62 years of marriage, Gertrude M. Frazier of Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Myra and John Testa of Melbourne, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Harold and Linda Frazier of Johnson City and Ted. M. and Patti Frazier of Gray; three sisters, Hazel Boatwright of Elizabethton, Carmen Bond of Gate City, Va., and Peggy Fields of Nickelsville, Va.; five grandchildren, Heather Frazier, Heidi Frazier, Matthew Frazier, Teddi Frazier and Cody Frazier; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Herb Haynes, Robert Webster, Clarence Chase, Lynn Feathers, Burl Crawford, Lester Wilson, Perry Counts and Lyman Fulton.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Sunrise Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Mike Anglin officiating.

The committal and graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Cody Frazier and Matthew Frazier and nephews, Gary Bond, Michael Boatwright, J. E. Montgomery, Mark Fields, Tony Forrest, and Ronnie Wampler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medical Center Home Care & Hospice Services, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604; American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive #521, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604; or to Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 375 Homewood Road, Los Angeles, Calif. 90049.

Arrangements for the Frazier family are through Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, Johnson City.

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Ida Ethel (Carter) Frazier

GATE CITY, Va. - Ida Ethel Carter Frazier, 87, Route 6, Daniel Boone community, died Wednesday (Feb. 5, 1992) at the Brian Center in Weber City.

She was a native of Scott County and a member of Marble Point United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Frazier in 1953; her parents, John T. and Emmer Walker Carter, Sr.; two brothers, Ray and Roy Carter; and a granddaughter.

Surviving are two sons, Carter Frazier, Gate City, and Jimmy Frazier, Blountville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Ruby C.) Stewart, Gate City; two brothers, John T. Carter, Jr., Kingsport, and William H. (Bill) Carter, Gate City.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the son, Carter Frazier, at Daniel Boone.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Hackney officiating, with scripture reading by the Rev. J. W. Bowen.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Carter-Frazier Cemetery in Daniel Boone with the Rev. Hugh L. Boy, Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Billy Frazier Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, or Marble Point United Methodist Church.

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Inez (Alvis) Light Frazier

Inez Alvis Frazier , 81, 1720 Oaklawn Street, Springdale community, Kingsport, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday (March 5, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hawkins County, she lived in Kingsport most of her life, and was a homemaker. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dallas Light; her second husband, Elmo Frazier ; her parents, Lillie Spangler Alvis and George Alvis; a brother, Houston Alvis; and three sisters, Lou Alvis, Elsie Alvis and Nola Murray.

Surviving are a son, Larry Light, Kingsport; and two brothers, John Alvis and Gale Alvis, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Carl Darnell officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends and family members will serve as pallbearers.

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Julia Belle (Sons) Frazier

Julia Sons Frazier, 101, 3604 Reservoir Road , formerly of 1845 Jared Drive , Kingsport died Fri­day ( May 15, 1992 ) at her home after a long illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and had resided in Powell Valley , Va. prior to moving to Kingsport 36 years ago.

She was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church , Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Frazier and two sons, Elmo Frazier and Claude Frazier.        .

Surviving are three daughters, Pearl Payne, Big Stone Gap, Va., Minnie Cox and Ruth Clawson both of Kingsport; two sons, Amos Frazier and Fred Frazier, both of Kingsport; 14 grandchil­dren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dob­son Funeral Home and at 3604 Reservoir Road anytime.

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dewey Rainey and the Rev. Alan Buckles officiating.

Graveside services will be con­ducted 2 p.m. Monday at the Fra­zier and Carter Cemetery , Gate City , Va.

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Lillian Ruth (Jones) Frazier

KINGSPORT - Lillian M. Frazier, 78, went to be with the Lord Monday morning (May 22, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Frazier was born in Scott County, Va., and had been a resident of the Kingsport area most of her life. She was previously employed at Tennessee Eastman Company. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Frazier; parents, Conley and Maude McClellan Jones; and one sister, Betty Williams.

She is survived by one son, Danny McClellan and wife, Hazel, of Kingsport; one step-son, Mike Frazier and wife, Connie, Drummonds, Tenn.; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; one brother, William "Bill" Jones and wife, Bert of Rogersville; two nieces; and one nephew.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in The Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor David Salley.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital of the donor's choice.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals, and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Lillian M. Frazier.

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Lillie (Jones) Frazier

SOPCHOPPY, Fla. - Lillie J. Frazier, 94, died Tuesday (No. 23, 2004) in Medart, Fla.

She was born in Clinchport, Va., and was a resident of Sopchoppy since 1992. She was a retired bookkeeper and a homemaker. She was a member of Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Philip H. Frazier and wife Leta J. of Rogers, Minn., Luke Frazier and wife Joyce of Sopchoppy and Samuel D. Frazier and wife Barbara of St. Peters, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irma Lee Rowland and Irene Bradley, both of Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, Fla.. Burial will be in the Lake Ellen Cemetery, Medart, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church, Honduras Mission Fund, P.O. Box 128, Sopchoppy, Fla. 32358.

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Margaret Juanita (Reed) Frazier

KINGSPORT - Margaret Juanita Reed Frazier , 88, formerly of Overlook Road, departed this life Saturday evening (Dec. 11, 1999) at Graystone Health Care Center, Blountville, Tenn.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. She spent most of her life in Kingsport, she was a cook for the former Martinique Restaurant and the Downtowner Restaurant, both in Kingsport. She was a member of Life Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Frazier ; son, Harem Edward Frazier ; parents, Harem and Martha Williams Reed; sisters, Flora Frazier , Mae Bennett, and Mickie Reed; brothers, Charlie, Jack, Leanord, Roy and Sammy Reed.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ruby) Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Ben (Helen) Pennington, Kingsport, Mrs. J.C. (Geneva) Long, Church Hill; sons and wives, Charlie Frazier and Beatrice, Gate City, John Frazier and Jean, Kingsport, Roy R. Frazier and Dot, Colonial Heights; step-daughter, Ruth Reece, Port Clinton, Mich.; special niece, Emma Coleman, Dayton, Ohio; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; all of her loving caring caregivers at Graystone Health Care Center.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at either of the children's residences.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating. Music will be by Harry Rhoton Singers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville. Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Barbara Greene

Graveside services for Barbara W. Greene, 57, who went home to be with Jesus at 7:10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 11, 1999) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions should be donated to the American Heart Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road Suite 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37215. Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Martha Catherine (Davidson) Frazier

CHURCH HILL - Martha Catherine "Mamaw" Davidson Frazier, 83, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Nov. 30, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., Catherine had been a resident of Church Hill since 1988 and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Frazier; her parents, Jimmy and Mary Kate Frazier Davidson; and a sister Mary Ruth Lane.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Gibson and husband, Fred of Gate City and Eileen Davis and husband, Lee Roy of Church Hill; sons, Gerald Fraysier and wife, Margaret of Johnson City, J.C. Fraysier and wife, Norma of Church Hill and Johnny Fraysier and wife, Charlotte of Nickelsville, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Reba Lane and husband, Burin of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Rick Vannoy and Pastor Randy Barron officiating.

Music will be provided by The Quillen Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., with Brother Ernie Addington officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Burin Lane, Harold Frazier, Jim Pat Davis, Mike Ford, James Seaver and J.N. Frazier.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peter's Chapel Church building fund, c/o Eddie Starnes, Routet 1, Box 402-B, Gate City, Va.

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

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Martha W. (Salling) Frazier

Clinchport , Va. - (Spl) - Mrs. Martha S. Frazier, 93, widow of John Frazier, died at her home here at 5:30 a.m. Friday [ 7/8/1949 ].

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Baptist Church . One brother, Joseph C. Salling, of Slant, Va. , survives.

Funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Marble Point Church on the Gate City-Speers Ferry Highway . The Rev. C. S. Pendleton will officiate. Burial will be in the Frazier Cemetery at Dan'l Boone Yard.

The body will remain at McConnell Funeral Home in Gate City until time for the service.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS / Sunday, July 10, 1949)

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Martin M. Frazier

Martin M. Frazier, 70, who operated the Elite Hotel on Main Street , died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday [ 7/8/1953 ] at the Holston Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Frazier was in business in Kingsport in 1905 when he operated a bus company and motion picture theater.  At that time he lived in Bristol , but moved to Kingsport in 1932.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Pat Frazier of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Hicks, Huntington, W. Va.; three grandchildren, James Dwain, Patricia Anne and Jay Frazier.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. R. H. Black will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will include Jim Shaffer Jr., Charlie Grey, Jack Gentry, Don Neal, Douglas Neal, Jimmy Hicks, Chester Hicks, and Lyle Salts.

(Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 9, 1953)

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Mildred Aileen "Mickey'' (Tipton) Frazier

GATE CITY, Va. - Mildred "Mickey'' Tipton Frazier, 73, went to be with the Lord at 5:15 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. (Gate City, Va.), she was a graduate of Shoemaker High School.

She was an avid golfer, loved to garden and she loved to play bridge and golf with alot of close friends. She was also very involved in Gate City school sports.

She was a lifelong businesswoman having been in business with her late husband. She instilled a strong work ethic and determination for a person to succeed in anything that they pursued.

She was a member of the Scott County Park and Golf Course and close to alot of people in different walks of life that was dear friends to her. She was chairman of the Board of Frazier and Sons Inc., which operates Thrift Way Supermarkets. She was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and was a friend to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B.W. Frazier; her father, C.E. Tipton; and one infant brother.

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Surviving are her mother, Lillian Peters Tipton, Longview, Tex.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry W. Frazier and wife Colleen and William Jeffery Frazier and wife Jennifer, all of Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren, Courtney Paige Frazier, Seth Thomas Frazier and William Tyler Frazier, all of Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Mary Shivers and husband Lynn and Peggy Bruner and husband Maxey, all of Longview, Tex.; three brothers, William "Bill'' Tipton and wife Bobbie, Jimmy Tipton and wife, Annette, all of Longview, Tex., and Carl Tipton and wife Karol, Seattle, Wash.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at her residence or at the residence of her son's.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating and the eulogy given by Pat Loggans. Muisc will be provided by Jim Belt Baker.

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

Pallbearers will be Ty Frazier, Seth Frazier, Sammy Bellamy, Ron Belamy, Tony Loggans, Dwayne Foster, Tim Wells, Mickey Miller, B.K. Addington and Mark Blanton.

Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Broadwater, Pat Loggans, Lynn Loggans, Raymond Reed, Howard Gardner, Eddie Richmond and Bill Carter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, Gate City, Va.; the oncology department at Holston Valley Medical Center, West Ravine Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660; or Scott County Park and Golf Course, Gate City, Va.

Condolences may be sent via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.

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

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Mildred Lou (McConnell) Frazier

GATE CITY, Va. - Mildred Lou McConnell Frazier , 55, Route 2, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 23, 1998) at her residence after a brief illness.

Born in Sullivan County, she resided in Scott County, where she was a housewife and a loving mother. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Travis McCarty (July 10, 1984); her father, Carbert McConnell (Aug. 29, 1984); and an infant brother, Eugene McConnell (April 20, 1940).

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence (Bob) Frazier , Gate City, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Jeff McCarty and Lisa Gamble, all of Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, MaKayla Gamble; grandson, Austin Frazier ; mother, Orpha (Casteel) McConnell, Gate City, Va.; several wonderful friends who touched her life so deeply with their love.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Willis Jr. and the Rev. Coy Butler officiating. Music will be conducted by Midway Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McConnell Cemetery (Midway community). Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Crawford, Scottie Perry, Teddy Pendleton, Timmy Casteel, Donnie Alley, Ernie Addington and Clyde Gillenwater. Honorary pallbearers will be David Alley, Bobby Gillenwater, Jeff McCarty, Rex McCarty and O.B. Anderson.

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Nellie Jane (McClellan) Frazier

GATE CITY, Va. - Nellie Jane McClellan Frazier, 96, of Bellamy Road, East Carters Valley, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning (Dec. 20, 2006) after a long illness while at Brookhaven Nursing Home, Kingsport.

She was born Sept. 20, 1910 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late James W. and Odessa Jennings McClellan. She was a homemaker and attended Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, Va. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. In addition to her family, she also loved and enjoyed flower gardening and quilting.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Carson V. Frazier; sister, May Fraysier; brother, Gladstone McClellan; and half- brother, Harry McClellan.

Survivors include two daughters, Carletta Flanary and husband Charles, Weber City, Va., Brenda Minton and husband Anson, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Larry W. Frazier and wife Ann, Weber City, Va.; John R. Frazier and wife Patti, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Michele Greenwell, Bob Flanary, Steve Minton, Ronnie Flanary, Suzanne Williams, Michael Frazier, Carla Clements, Sherry Lark and Amanda Dougherty; 12 great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Betty Carter and husband Edward, Kingsport, Tenn., Colleen Flanary and husband Dewey, Gate City, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Ruby McClellan, Blountville, Tenn., Nell McClellan, Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and other family members.

Calling hours will be Friday (Dec. 22, 2006) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Ken Pierce and Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that those wishing to attend that service meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the Holston View United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 2278, Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

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Nola Ruth Frazier

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Nola Ruth Frazier, 81, passed away at Welmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2007). She was born in Osaka, Va., on Dec. 25, 1926.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Ivalee Holden Frazier; sister, Anna Lee Frazier; twin brothers, Carroll D. Frazier and Harold L. Frazier.
She is survived by a sister, Betty Sue Lytle, (Leon) Church Hill; one aunt, Georgia Bush, Salem, Va.; one niece, Connie Lytle Dorton (Lars), Norton, Va.; one nephew, Roger Lytle,(Teresa) Zebulon, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev Lars C. Dorton officiating. Burial will be at 2: 30 p.m. Friday at the Frazier Cemetery, Natural Tunnel, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Oneta (Brickey) Frazier

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Oneta Brickey Frazier, 79, 325 2nd Street (East Carters Valley), Gate City, Va., and Mimes, Fla., died Friday (May 8, 1998) at Titusville Nursing Home.

She was a native Scott County, Va., and was a homemaker. She attended Gate City United Methodist Church and Mims United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbitt and Vier Gillenwater Brickey.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Cardon Frazier, Gate City, Va.; a daughter, Mildred F. Culpepper, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sons, Cardon Frazier Jr., Abingdon, Va., and Larry J. Frazier, Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her stepmother, Mrs. Ruby Brickey, Kingsport; a brother, Caldwell Brickey, Gate City, Va.; a half brother, Odell Brickey, Sarasota, Fla.; and two half sisters, Nell Summners and Norma Bowers, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Wells officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers.

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Otis Creed Frazier

GATE CITY, Va. — Otis Creed Frazier, 70, Route 2, entered into eternal rest on Saturday (April 24, 1999) at his residence.
He was born in Scott County, Va. on August 4, 1928, a son of the late John C. and Aggie Gillenwater Frazier. He was retired from the Kingsport Press.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Ruth Salling Frazier on April 6, 1997; one sister, Opal Compton; six brothers, Milligan, Palmer, Wrightley, Gordon, Barney and Garnie Frazier.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Vernon Lott, Kingsport; one son, Donald C. Frazier, Gate City; one granddaughter, Jennifer S. Lott; one step-grandson, Kelly M. Lott and one step-great-grandson, Matthew Morgan Lott; one sister, Clalie Craft, Weber City, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Brian Taylor officiating.
Music will be provided by Beth Witt, soloist and Nita Pickens, organist.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Holston View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Jack Newland, Elliott Smith, Johnny Miller, Greg Carter and Jerry Bellamy. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday for the procession to the cemetery.

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Peggy Elaine (Hunigan) Frazier

July 3, 1937 - February 21, 2014

Peggy Elaine Frazier, 76, went to be with the Lord on Friday (February 21, 2014) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Peggy was a wonderful wife, mother, and mamaw and she loved her family deeply.

Born in Bristol on July 3, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Roy Hunigan Sr., and Audrey Arlene Hunigan.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Howard Frazier, daughter and special son, Chandria and Howard, and the two loves of her life, her grandchildren, Dylan and Courtney. Brothers, Roy Hunigan, Jr. and Dwight Hunigan and wife Zella; Sisters: Becky Greer and husband Bob, and Sue Morrell; brothers and sisters in laws: Betty Frazier; Vivian Stapleton; Clyde and Velma Frazier; Wayne and Helen Kite; and Sue-Frazier Bear, and several nieces and nephews.

Among her many roles in life, she cherished her role as wife, mother and grandmother the most. She was a life-long member of Adams Chapel United Methodist Church. Peggy worked for Grossett-Dunlap in her early years and also worked for Kingsport City Schools for 35 years. Peggy was the cafeteria manager at Dobyns-Benett High School, where she never let a student leave hungry. She was loved and admired by her peers and the many students she served. After retirement, Peggy worked part-time at Food City and Save A Lot Grocery Stores.

In keeping with Peggy's wishes, her body has been donated to the Quillen-Dishner college of Medicine.

A Memorial service to honor Peggy’s life will be held at Christ Fellowship Church on Saturday, March 1st, at 2:00 pm. Peggy’s family will receive friends immediately following the service.

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

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

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Peggy Sue (Frazier) Frazier

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Peggy Sue Frazier of the Mill Creek community in Ft. Blackmore, Va., was born in Kingsport, Tenn. on Monday, July 21, 1958 and passed away Sunday (May 5, 2013) at her home at the age of 54 years.

Peggy had worked in the kitchen at Rye Cove High School and was also a homemaker. Peggy loved everyone she knew, her loving husband Sherrill, her family, kids, grandchildren and her dog, Brandi. She occasionally attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness when able.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gracie Frazier.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Sherrill Frazier of the home; her father, Lawton Frazier of Rye Cove, Va.; one son, Mark Dingus of Rye Cove, Va.; three daughters, Renea Reece and husband, Phillip of Dryden, Va., Karen Carter and husband, Tony of Rye Cove, Va. and Kim Boggs of Memphis, Tenn. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Alley Clark, Makayla Blevins, Austin Blevins, Alex Broadwater, Glenn Marshall, Shane Boggs; and step-grandchildren, Savannah Carter, Jonathan, Justin and Bethany Reece; one brother, Roger Frazier and wife, Dana of Rye Cove, Va.; and three sisters, Patsy Dockery and husband Danny, Judy Frazier and Tammy Estepp and husband, David, all of Rye Cove, Va.

A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rye Cove Community Church in Rye Cove.

Everyone that knew Peggy and her family are invited to attend.

Province Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. We are conveniently located at 42098 E. Morgan Ave., Pennington Gap, Va. 24277, 276-546-2456.

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Priscillia Vontella (Pruitt) Frazier

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mrs. Priscillia Vontella Pruitt Frazier, 65, entered into rest Friday (Nov. 29, 2002) at Ridgecrest Manor after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Mabe, Va., she was a daughter of the late Elisha and Lakie Stanley Pruitt and attended the Fellowship Church in Ft. Blackmore.

She was a loving wife and mother to her children, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Billie F. Frazier; daughter, Lesa Kay Million; sons, Lonnie Ford Frazier, Danny Frazier, Bridgeport, Conn., Wesley and wife, Brenda Frazier of Duffield, Va.; sisters, Sallie and husband, Don Palmer of Kingsport, Audrey and husband, Ribble Bowen of Duffield, Va., Carol and husband, Gordon Blevins of Duffield, Va., Paula and husband, Ronnie Butler of Duffield, Va., and Jackie and husband, Bill Davis of Mesa, Ariz.; brother, Stanley and wife, Dianna Pruitt of Hiltons, Va.; brother-in-law, Arthur Frazier of Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Jonathan Million, Blane Million, Ray Frazier and Rocky Frazier; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Rick Kincer and Brother Jackie Frazier officiating.

Music will be provided by the Depending on Jesus singers.

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McNew Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Thompson, Ray Frazier, Donnie Pruitt, Dustin Pruitt, Dwight Palmer, Scotty Bowen, Allen Butler and David Jones.

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Richard Lee “Dick” Frazier Sr.

Weber City, VA - Mr. Richard "Dick" Lee Frazier, Sr. 65, Weber City, VA passed away, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Frazier was born in Coeburn, VA on September 8, 1946, the son of the late Henry and Anna Clyde Frazier.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Clifton Lynn Frazier.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Jean Frazier, Weber City, VA; daughters, Penny Oliver and husband Rick, Elizabethton, TN, and Brandy Vaughn and husband Harold, Ft. Mill, SC; sons, Richard Frazier, Jr. and wife Tammy, Kingsport, TN, and Jonathan Frazier and wife Alicia, Kingsport, TN; sister, Judy Doll, Elizabethton, TN; brothers Gary Dean Frazier and wife Sharon, Church Hill, TN, and James Michael Frazier, Surgoinsville, TN, 16 grandchildren, two great granddaughters, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor George Winegar officiating. The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted immediately following the funeral at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Richard Lee Frazier, Jr., Jonathan Lynn Frazier, Chris Dean Frazier, Chad Frazier, Harold Vaughn, Jr., and Mathew Vaughn will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be R.J. Laney, Mark Laney, and Christopher Frazier Jr.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Richard Lee Frazier, Sr.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Robert Ernest Frazier

DETROIT, Mich. - Robert Ernest Frazier, 68, died Tuesday [9/16/1975] in a Detroit hospital.

He was a former resident of Wise, Va.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Opal Esmont, Garden City, Mich.; six sons, Lowell Frazier, Garden City, Mich., Robert C. Frazier and Michael Frazier, both of Detroit, Mich., Larry Frazier, Mt. Carmel, Donald Frazier, Warren, Mich., and Ronald Frazier, Iron River, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Roma Anderson, Wise, Va., and Mrs. Almcda Bishop, Elizabethton; two brothers, Carl Frazier, Bristol, and Raymond Frazier, Norton, Va.; and 12 grandchildren.

Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va. is in charge.

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Funeral services for Roberl Ernest Frazier will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from GilIenwater Chapel in Nickelsville, Va. The Rev. Walter Mabe will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Nickelsvllle, Va. The family will receive friends after 6 a.m. Saturday. Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times / Friday, September 19, 1975)

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Russell E. Frazier

Mr. Russell E. Frazier, 87, Hiltons, VA passed away, Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at his residence.

Mr. Frazier was born in Scott County, VA on November 4, 1923, son of the late George and Joann Ringley Frazier. He was a veteran of the United States Army who proudly served his country during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jean Marrs Frazier in 2007, and three brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Frazier is survived by his four daughters, Mildred (Susie) Hensley and husband, Neal, Hiltons, VA, Melissa (Katie) Blair and husband, Charles, Gate City, VA, Barbara (Bobbie) Clark, Hiltons, VA, and Rose Marie Luster and husband, Jeff, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Sammy Hensley and Michelle, Bobby Hensley and Michelle, Scott Blair and Erica, Stevie Hensley and Corey, Kim Wood and Jason, Jason Clark and Vanessa, and Lauren Luster; great grandchildren, Dillon, Austin and Erin Hensley, Toby and Chrystopher Clark, Joey Hensley, Harper Wood, Jake Thomas, Evan Lloyd, and baby Hensley (due in January), and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Riner officiating. Music will be provided by the Bowlin family.

Military Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 24, 2010 at the Marrs Family Cemetery, Hiltons, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA and members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Sammy Hensley, Bobby Hensley, Scott Blair, Stevie Hensley, Jason Clark, Donald Leonard, David Hensley will serve as pallbearers. Homer Grubb, Kenny Leonard, Donald Fleenor, Jeremiah Harback will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at funeral home at 11:00 a.m., Friday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Russell E. Frazier.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Ruth Myrtle (Fields) Frazier

KINGSPORT — Ruth M. Fields Frazier, 92, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 9, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. (Ft. Blackmore), and had lived in Kingsport for the past 67 years. She was retired from The Remnant Shop. Ruth was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Martha Gillenwater Fields; three brothers, Kelly, Barney and Claude Fields; and four sisters, Ann Owens, Dora Anderson, Bonnie Brickey and Sally Flanary.

Survivors include her husband of over 71 years, Joseph W. Frazier, of the home; two sons, Dorris D. Frazier and wife, Gerry of Kings- port and Randall Frazier and wife, Linda of Blountville; three grandchildren, Mindy Frazier, Brandy Kisner and husband, Chad and Holly Faust; three great-grandchildren, Megan Faust, Joseph and Jacob Kisner; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Temple Baptist Church, 2200 Memorial Court, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. in the church with Pastor Brian Shuler officiating.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 2200 Memorial Court, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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Silas D. "S.D." Frazier Jr.

KINGSPORT - Silas D. "S.D." Frazier, 75, Jennings Drive, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

Born in Hawkins County, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Anderson Ford as sales manager after 24 years.

Mr. Frazier was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church and attended Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas D. Frazier Sr. and Mattie Mitchell Frazier; and two brothers, Carl Frazier and Bert Frazier.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mogaline Hannah Frazier, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Bobby (Patti) Janutolo, Jonesborough, Mrs. Randy (Cathy) Steward, Houston, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Silas D. Frazier III and wife, Jill, Blountville; one stepdaughter, Ms. Jill Hannah, Kingsport; one stepson, Gary Hannah, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Ethan Frazier and Heath Frazier, both of Blountville; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mrs. Eldridge (Edith) Ladd, Church Hill and Ms. Euna Price, Morristown; one brother, Dallas, Frazier, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery with the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 officiating.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Robinson Baptist Church, 2012 Fort Robinson Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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Wanda J. (Greer) Spangler Frazier

KINGSPORT - Wanda J. Frazier, 70, passed away at her home on Monday (April 2, 2001) after a brief illness.

She was born in Sullivan County and was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shadrick Guy Greer and Hessie Lawing Greer; and a son, James Clyde Spangler III.

She was a loving mother of a daughter and son-in-law, LaDana and Roger Boggs, Kingsport; a loving grandmother of Laila Boggs and Marissa Boggs; other family surviving members are a sister, Edna Blankenship, Kingsport; a brother, Clyde W. and wife Elva Lawing, High Point, N.C.; a special nephew, E. Roy Blankenship, Kingsport; nieces, Carolyn Stevens and Janice Persons, both of North Carolina.

At Wanda's request, a private family viewing will be at Oak Hill Funeral Home Chapel today at 11 a.m.

Graveside services will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery for family and friends today at 12 noon with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

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Allan Ward Free

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Allan W. Free, 81, died Tuesday ( Jan. 10, 2006 ) a Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale.

Born Oct. 22, 1924 in Scott County , Va. , he moved from Tennessee to Florida in 1962. He was a circulation manager for the Lakeland Ledger, retiring in 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He enjoyed yardwork and gardening.

Surviving are his wife, Nima Pewitt, Winter Haven, Fla.; son, Daniel Free, Tennessee; daughter, Suzanne Sharp, Tennessee and Sara Free, Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Janet Cox, Margaret Goad, Judy McCurra and Sharlae Housewright, all of Tennessee; two grandchildren.

Services were conducted Thursday at Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven , Fla.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave. , Auburndale , Fla. 33823 .

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Elder Harold Lessley Free

GATE CITY - Elder Harold Lessley Free, 53, of Route 1, (Daniel Boone Community) was dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday night after being stricken while attending church services at the Natural Tunnell Freewill Baptist Church.

He attended the Natural Tunnell Freewill Baptist Church and had also served as pastor for about 10 years. He also attended the Red

Hill Baptist Church. He had been in the ministry for about 20 years and was retired from the city of Kingsport Public Schools.

He was a veteran of W.W. II, a lifelong resident of Scott County, and the son of Mrs. Laura Barker Free and the late Mack C. Free of the Natural Tunnell Community.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia McDavid Free of the home; one daughter, Miss Lisa Lynn Free of the home;

three-sons, Lesley, David Michael, and Phillip Free all of Gate City; his mother, Mrs. Lara Barker Free, Natural Tunnell; seven sisters, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Goad, Blountville, Mrs. Bernice Baldwin, Richmond, Va., Mrs. Burl (Alma) Webster, Flint, Mich., Mrs. Robert (Diane) McConnell, Gate City, Mrs. Ephriam (Janet) Cox and Mrs. Barry (Judy) McCurry, both of Blountville, and Mrs. Sharlie Dockery of Gale City; four brothers, Allen Free, Winterhaven, Fla., Rev. Walmer Free, Gate City, and Stanley Free of Clinchport, and Louis Free of Killen, Texas.

Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City is in charge.

[Burial in Holston View Cemetery.]

(from Kingsport News / Tuesday, April 22, 1975)

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James Donald "Don" Free

KINGSPORT - Don Free, 79, Kingsport, passed away Saturday (Oct. 21, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Free was a life-long resident of Kingsport. Retiring from the Mead Corporation after 40 years of service, Don was also a graduate of Sullivan High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Kingsport Community Church of God.

He was preceded in death by two infant children; two grandchildren, Gretchen Fritz and Ian Fritz; parents, James and Josie Gibson Free; two brothers, Wallace Free and Hugh Free; and two sisters, Patsy Rosenbaum and Betty Tunnell.

Surviving are wife, Pauline Free; daughters, Susan Griffith and husband Steve, Robin Fritz and husband Erik, Melanie Pendleton and husband Steve, all of Kingsport, April Kennedy and husband Roger, Cape Charles, Va.; son, Donny Free and wife Angela, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren, Krista Sword, Danielle Miller, Steve Pendleton, Mistri Griffith, Heidi Fritz, Erin Kennedy, Alex Kennedy, Petie Fritz, Jeremy Free, Lindsay Kennedy, and Camryn Free; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Stevey Detter, and Bryson Miller; two sisters, Peggy Cole and husband Don, Abingdon, Va., and Carolyn Richards and husband Jim, Dandridge, Tenn.; brother, Jack Free and wife Arlena, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Ron Lowe officiating.

Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 3/265.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Richards, Wayne Gibson, Raymond Pierson, David Pierson, Steve Pendleton, Alexander Kennedy, and Jeremy Free.

Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the family.

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Louis Kerry "Lou" Free

ELIZABETHTON - Retired First Sergeant Louis "Lou" Kerry Free, 63, found everlasting peace on Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) after a courageous battle with cancer at the James H. Quillen Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Lou gave 22 years of his life for the betterment of his country. During this time he pulled three tours in Vietnam. He retired out of Company C 101st AVN Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

During his Army career, Lou was awarded the Bronze Medal, two Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Master Crewman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Presidential Unit Citation, RVN Cross of Gallantry with Palm Leaves, and six Good Conduct Awards.

Upon his retirement, he owned and operated "Junction Shell" service station in Johnson City for a number of years. Later, he became owner/operator of P&L Trucking, leasing on with Overnite Express (OX) out of St. Paul, Minnesota. During that time he was awarded the "Million Miler" safety plaque, for driving a million miles accident free. He remained a long haul truck driver until cancer forced him to retire.

He was preceded in death by his parents, M.C. and Laura Free; father-in-law, Nobel Light; four sisters, Jennalea Free, Bernice Baldwin, Alma Webster, and Diana Bradshaw; four brothers, Duel Free, the Rev. Harold Free, the Rev. Walmer Free, and Stanley Free.

Surviving are his devoted and loving wife of 45 years, Phyllis Light Free, of the home; daughter, Patsy Free, Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Glenda Free, Waxhaw, N.C.; granddaughter, Megan Free, Waxhaw, N.C.; very special and dedicated brother-in-law and sister-in-law, D.J. and Martha Light, Weber City; mother-in-law, Mollie Green, Weber City; five sisters, a twin, Mrs. William (Sharlie) Houseright, Clinchport, Naomi Stephens, Daytona, Fla., Mrs. Robert (Margurete) Goad, Blountville, Ms. Judith McCurry and Ms. Janet Cox, both of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Betty Free, Virginia Free, and June Free; brothers-in-law, Roberts Baldwin, Burl Webster, and Sam Light; one brother, Allan Free, Winterhaven, Fla.; 17 nieces and 24 nephews; very special friends and neighbors, Kenneth and Jeanette Dugger, and Erma Nidiffer, you will forever hold a special place in our hearts for all you have done for Louis and Phyllis over the years.

Calling hours will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, with Full Military Honors conducted by Fort Lee, Va. Color Guard.

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Vanessa Kathryn Free

KINGSPORT - Vanessa Kathryn Free, 18, of 216 Dickson Place, died Sunday morning ( Nov, 17, 2002 ) due to an automobile accident in Chattanooga .

A lifelong resident of Kingsport , Vanessa was a 2002 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School where she was a member of the Dobyns-Bennett Band Color Guard and Pizzazy Ladies Show Choir.

She was a student at UT Chattanooga where she was majoring in music. She was a Pledge of Kappa Delta Sorority. She sang first soprano with the Singing Mocs and the Chattanooga Singers.

She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and a member of the Emmaus Community. She was an active member of the Mafair Youth Group.

She loved to perform and entertain. Her voice was a gift from God.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard and Eloise Robison and Rev. Harold Free.

Surviving are her parents, Richard and Sarah Bogan of Kingsport; parents, Philip and Sheila Free of Duffield, Va.; paternal grandmother, Virginia Free of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Heather Cox and husband Donnie of Kingsport, Jennifer Page of Duffield, and Mollie Hollister of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Richard Bogan and wife Elaina of Barbourville, Va., Dan Bogan and wife Janet of Columbia, Mo., and Shannon Alley and wife Jennifer of Gray; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, three nieces and three nephews.

Calling hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mafair United Methodist Church or anytime at the residence of 229 Jana Lane , Duffield , Va. , or 216 Dickson Place (Dickson Meadows).

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Don Nation and the Rev. Johnny Duncan officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be the Mafair Youth Group.

Memorials may be made to the Mafair United Methodist Church (youth group), 1409 E. Center St. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 or Dobyns-Bennett High School music department, attn: Lafe Cook, 1800 Legion Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Vanessa Free.

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Lucille (Roller) Freels

Lucille Roller Freels, 88, Che­rokee Hills, Kingsport, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday (April 4, 1994) ­at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

After her graduation from the old Central High School, she attended Marion College and Ran­dolph Macon College. She was a life member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Freels was a cofounder of the Roller-Russ Resi­dence and a supporter of many service organizations.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Patton and Evaline Wolfe Roller; her hus­band, Victor Boyd Freels.

Surviving are nieces and a nephew, Rita Groseclose, Clyde Groseclose, Kingsport, Ruth Land, Nashville, Clara S. Farm­er, Dyersburg, Becky Hunt, La­Jolla, Calif.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett­-Dobson Funeral Home, down­town.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Frank D. Hawkins officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Roller-Russ Residence, 2221 Memorial Court, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Andrew J. Freeman

Hill, Va. -- Funeral services for Andrew J. Freeman, who died suddenly of a heart attack at the home of Morgan Carter in Gate City Sunday, will be held Tuesday, 2:00 p. m. at Rivermont here. The Reverend A. J. Boatwright will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pendleton Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; Feb. 11, 1947

Carl Jackson "Jack" Freeman

WEBER CITY, Va. - Carl ‘Jack’ Freeman, 51 died Sunday morning (3 June 1962) in Holston Valley Community Hospital following a short illness.

He had been employed by the Tennessee Eastman Company for the past 25 years and was an active member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Thelma Freeman, Weber City; one son Carl J. Freeman Jr., student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Carter, Mrs. Roy Carter, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Garnett Carter, Fort Blackmore, Va.; three brothers, Charles Freeman, Whittier, Calif., Joe Freeman, Darby, Penn., Carroll Freeman, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., EST, Tuesday at the First Baptist Church here. Rev. Paul Blessing and Rev. Ed Perry will officiate. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Co-workers serving as pallbearers are: Herschel Foulk, Will T. Pratt, Tom Halburnt, Raymond Gilliam, Harley Gilreath, Howard Bordwine, Hubert Richardson, Roy Milhorn, E. C. White, Stacy Davis and Willie Starnes.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before services from the Scott County Funeral Home.

(Monday, June 4, 1962, Kingsport Times)

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Jerry Lynn Freeman Sr.

Jerry Lynn Freeman, Sr., 57, of Duffield, Virginia, passed away Thursday morning, September 6, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Freeman was born June 19, 1955, in Kingsport, TN, the son of the late Charles Everett Freeman and Sally Lou Davis Freeman. Formerly, Mr. Freeman was a member of the Scott County Lifesaving Crew, where he faithfully worked as a cardiac tech until he was no longer able to do so. Mr. Freeman was a member of the Sons of the Confederacy and loved studying history, especially information from the Civil War era and the Confederacy. Mr. Freeman was of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his birthmother, Margaret Evelyn Davis; wife, Lee Anna Freeman; a grandson, Gavin Makenzie Arnold; son-in-law, Anthony Scott Bledsoe; sister, Ann Doucher; and a brother-in-law, Ricky Eugene Taylor.

Survivors of Jerry Lynn Freeman, Sr., include wife, Joan Taylor Freeman; 2 daughters, Kathy Bledsoe (Kingsport, TN) and Kristie Arnold (Duffield, VA); a son, Jerry Lynn Freeman, Jr. (Duffield, VA); step-sons, Jonathan Dykes, Aaron Hartsock; 9 grandchildren, Eric Scott Freeman, Brittany Bledsoe, Christopher Taylor, Gabriel Arnold, Kaeleigh Arnold, Colton Freeman, Carlin Freeman, Katleen Freeman, Zoe Hartsock; 2 great grandchildren, Brayden Light, Hayley Freeman; 2 sisters, Virginia O’Connor, Barbara Merrill; brother, Samuel McMullian; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Reed and husband Tony Reed; special nephews, Mark Anthony Fields and Travis Eugene Fields; niece, Shaina Taylor; nephew, Ricky Taylor; special friend, Casey Huckaby.

The family of Jerry Lynn Freeman, Sr., will receive friends from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home. A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Gary Hood, and Rev. Andrew Hickman, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012 in the funeral home chapel.

A graveside service, will follow the funeral service on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Stuart V. Freeman

Stuart V. Freeman, 317 Forest Hills Dr., Colonial Heights, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday [2/25/1972] following an illness of several months at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in Kingsport since 1945. He was employed at Kingsport Press for 38 years and was a supervisor prior to his illness. He was a member of the Kingsport Moose Lodge and of the Astronomical League.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby B. Freeman; daughter, Mrs. M. H. (Barbara) Hickman, Jr.; Kingsport; two granddaughters; sister, Mrs. R. L. McDavid, Gray; brother, Omer Freeman, Hiltons.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Stuart V. Freeman, 317 Forest Hills Dr., will be conducted at 3 p m. Monday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Bryan and Mr. Clifford Dobbs officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain al the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT NEWS, Saturday, February 26, 1972

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Thelma Ann (Turner) Freeman

CONWAY, S.C. - Thelma Ann Freeman, 92, Conway, S.C., and formerly of Scott County, Va., entered into eternal rest Tuesday (June 24, 2003).

Mrs. Freeman was born in Wise County, Va., on Oct. 16, 1910, daughter of the late James Henry and Bessie Jane Frasier Turner.

She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree and was a teacher in Scott County, Va., for 37 years.

She attended the First Baptist Church of Conway, S.C.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Carl Jackson Freeman, Sr.; and brothers, Claude Edward Turner and James Henry Turner Jr. preceded her in death.

Surviving are her son, Carl Jackson Freeman Jr., Conway, S.C.; brothers, Howard Mack Turner, Mokina, Ill., and Billy Morrison Turner, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Minnis L. Freshour

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Minnis L. Freshour, 85, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2008).

He is survived by Helen Templeton Freshour, his loving wife of 59 years; his son, Scott Carlton Freshour; daughter-in-law, Laura Partch; and grandchildren, Rylan and Jenna. He was the son of Minnie and Carl Freshour of Newport, Tenn.

Preceding him in death were brothers, Dalphia and Curtis; surviving are his sister, Belva Humpston; his brother, Ardell; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Born Aug. 1, 1922, Minnis served in Burma, India, and China during World War II as a member of the Army Signal Corps. His tour of duty included numerous flights over the Himalayas and driving into and out of western China on the Burma Road, often behind enemy lines.

After his military service, he studied mathematics at East Tennessee State University, where he met Helen. They were married in 1948, the year he graduated from ETSU.

Minnis worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance for 28 years, attaining the position of regional vice president of the western states and became a vice president in New York before coming to Richmond to open the first group sales office in the state of Virginia.

Due to his many career assignments, the family also lived in Memphis, Denver, Cleveland, Philadelphia and San Francisco. A lover of the great outdoors, he enjoyed lake, river and ocean fishing.

He was an avid golfer, a member of the Salisbury Golfing Association for 29 years and shot three holes-in-one in his lifetime. A member of several bridge clubs, his other hobbies included singing, gardening, photography, and playing the organ. Minnis and Helen loved to travel in addition to visiting all 50 states, they traveled to Africa, Europe and Scandinavia. Minnis was a generous man with a delightful and infectious sense of humor as one friend said, "he made everything fun."

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, Va. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. at Salisbury Country Club.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136-1494.

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Emmer Lee (Lane) Fritz

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Emmer Lee Fritz, 83, died Wednesday (Aug. 5, 1998) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Fritz ; a son, Clarence Fritz ; her parents, Roddie and Florence Lane; three brothers, Wiley, Tyler and Bill Lane; and two great-great-grandchildren, Justin and Dustin Wilder.

Surviving are two sons, Hobert R. Fritz , LaGrange, Ind., and Arthur Fritz , Johnson City; three daughters, Frankie Rhoton, Duffield, Va., Della Barnette, Jonesville, Va., and Ruby Meredith, Woodville, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Lane, Duffield, Va.; and two sisters, Gracie Fritz and Georgia Fritz , both of Duffield, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Jonesville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

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Gracie Ann (Lane) Fritz

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mrs. Gracie Ann Fritz, 88, died Monday evening (Nov. 27, 2000) at Ridgecrest Manor after an illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Roddie and Florence Lane, and the widow of Will Fritz.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Pansy and Hazel Fritz; and three sons, Robert, Nelson and William Fritz.

Surviving are three sons, Leonard Fritz and Fred Fritz, both of Duffield, Va., and Billy Fritz, Kingsport; six daughters, Georgia Smith, Dayton, Oh., Pauline Bumbalough, Duffield, Va., Mabel Sturgill, Clinchport, Va., Louise Bledsoe, Blackwater, Va., Linda Ford, Duffield, Va., and Betty Lane, Clinchport, Va.; one sister, Georgia Fritz, Duffield, Va.; 31 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by the Hood Family Singers.

A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Adams Cemetery in Duffield, Va.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for procession to the cemetery.

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Lela Marie (Bishop) Fritz

JASPER, Va. - Lela Marie (Bishop) Fritz, 78, formerly of Jasper, died Tuesday evening (April 5, 2005) at her residence in Licking, Mo.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late James Conley and Elva Jane (Reed) Bishop.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ovlan Fritz, Sr.; an infant daughter, Debra Fritz; and a sister, Jeanette Kappleman.

Surviving are sons, Dane Fritz of Grandbury, Tex., James Fritz of Grandbury, Tex., and Ovlan Fritz, Jr., of San Jose, Calif.; daughter, Audrey Stacey of Licking, Mo.; sisters, Edith Vaughn of Duffield, Va., Otelia Still of Kingsport, Loretta Galotta of Freemont, Calif., Lillian Legg of Big Stone Gap, Va.; brothers, James Bishop of McPherson, Kans. and Dane Bishop of Titusville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 26 step-great grandchildren.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wayne Gilley officiating.

Music will be provided by Lesia Estep, Myra Puelo and Dianne Mabe.

Committal will follow in the Bishop Cemetery in Jasper, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Leonard Jack Fritz

DUFFIELD, Va. - Leonard J. Fritz, 73, died early Saturday morning (June 19, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Will and Gracie Lane Fritz and was a retired farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Linda Carter; brothers, William, Robert and Nelson Fritz; sisters, Panzie and Hazel.

Surviving are his wife, Lizzibe Fritz of the home; sons, David and wife, Debbie Fritz of Duffield, Johnny and wife, Terrie Fritz of Duffield; stepchildren, Verna Mae and husband, Scott Gillenwater, Jerry and wife, Penny Tomlinson, Blaine Jr. and wife, Trish Coffey; brothers, Fred Fritz of Duffield, Billy Fritz of Kingsport; sisters, Georgie Smith of Dayton, Ohio, Louise Bledsoe of Blackwater, Mabel Sturgill of Pattonsville, Linda Ford of Crossville, Pauline Bumbalough of Duffield and Betty Lane of Duffield; grandsons, William Fritz, Isaiah Fritz, Chad Fritz and Cody Fritz; several stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today with in the chapel of The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village with Minister Lonnie Bowen and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Vickie Mabe will provide the music.

Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Robert H. Fritz

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

EDMONTON, Ky. — Robert H. Fritz, 54, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (Oct. 16, 2008) at home.

He was the son of the late Leonard H. Fritz and Rosielee Fields Fritz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard H. Fritz, Jr.

Surviving are a son, Josh, Edmonton, Ky.; a daughter, Alicia, Maryland; sisters, Pat Ashley and husband, Pete, Duffield, Va., Shirley Fritz, Gate City, Va., Mary Overbay, Hiltons, Va.; and a special friend, Terry Shoemaker, Edmonton, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.

A special memorial service was held Sunday (Oct. 26, 2008) at Adams Cemetery, Duffield, Va. with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

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Rosielee Fields Fritz

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

DUFFIELD, Va. — Rosielee Fields Fritz, 78, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 6, 2008) at Ridgecrest Manor.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on March 9, 1930, and was the daughter of the late James Robert Fields and Della Mae Dalton Fields. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Harold Fritz; son, Leonard Harold Fritz, Jr.; sisters, Racheal Qualls and Phoebe Baker; brothers, Omer Fields, Printess Fields, Floyd Fields, Kyle Fields, Virgil Fields and infant brother, Robert Fields.

Surviving are her daughters, Shirley Fritz, Gate City, Va., Pat Ashley and husband, Pete, Duffield, Va., and Mary Overbay, Hiltons, Va.; son, Robert Fritz, Edmonton, Ky.; sisters, Matilda Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Callie Hill, Duffield, Va., and Agnes Lane, Kingsport; brothers, Ray Fields, Gate City, Va., and Walker Fields, Duffield, Va.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; 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 of Pat Ashley or Shirley Fritz.

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

Graveside services will be Friday at 12 noon at Carter-Hill Cemetery in the Mabe community. The family will meet at 11 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Stella (Lane) Tyner Fritz

KINGSPORT - Stella Fritz passed away Friday (March 1, 2002) at the age of 86.

She lived in Kingsport most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Fritz; her mother, Bessie Lane; father, Andrew Lane; sisters, Dorothy Lane and Kathleen Martin; brother, Carson Lane; daughter, Marlene Dyer; nephew, Skipper Showalter; brother-in-law, Charles Showalter.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Stella Bonita Dyer and Denise Davis and husband Larry; grandson, Tracy Dyer and wife Paula; two great-grandsons, Brian and Darren Dyer, Noblesville, Ind.; son-in-law, Gus Dyer, Elwood, Ind.; sister, Mary Showalter, Kingsport; nephews, Eddie and Patrick Lee Showalter; great-nephew, Jonathan Showalter; nieces, Lana Jones, Johnson City, Larraine Martin, Kingsport; nephew, Don Martin and wife Sandra, Kingsport; great-nieces, Linda Sims and husband Chris, Johnson City, and Lisa Jones, Johnson City.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Harry Keener Fry

GATE CITY, Va. - Harry Keener Fry, 80, Gate City, Va., entered into rest Saturday (May 20, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Lee County, Va. on August 19, 1925, he was the son of the late Cameron Blair and Mabel Louise Davis Fry.

He was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

Mr. Fry was a native of Pennington Gap, Va. After graduating from Milligan College in 1949, he received his master's degree from George Peabody College.

He began teaching and coaching in St. Charles, Va., later in Saltville, Va., and in 1953 began a long and successful career at Gate City High School.

He coached football, baseball and track in addition to serving as athletic director and teaching Geometry.

His more noted accomplishments include beginning a little league football program, which lead to many successful football teams at Gate City High School. His teams won numerous district and region titles and won state championships in 1970 and 1974.

His success as a coach cannot be measured in wins and loses, but in the positive impact he had on the many lives he touched.

He was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Milligan College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

He retired from teaching and coaching in Scott County in 1983.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Neeley Fry; his sisters, Helen Setzler, Louise Lunsford, Alta Whitesell and Becky Hunicutt; and brother, Ted Fry.

He is survived by his daughter, Lou Britt and husband, Ed, Gate City, Va.; son, Keener Fry and wife, Lisa, Huntington, W.V.; grandchildren, Lt. Ed Britt and wife, Alissa, Destin, Fla., Lt. jg Jon Britt, Norfolk, Va., Joseph Fry and Cameron Fry, both of Huntington, W.V.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

His son, Keener Fry, will give a eulogy.

Jim Belt Baker, Carolyn McPherson and Patsy Hensley will provide music.

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

Tim Blankenbeckler, Chuck Willis, Stanley Rogers, Rick Begley, Johnny Miller, Doug Humphreys, Bucky Clabaugh and Gilbert Smith will serve as pallbearers.

All former Gate City High School coaches and players will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to convey a special thank you to his caregivers, Jerri Alley, Sue Burton, Patsy Hensley, Jo Kincer and Rocio McDavid and to the nurses and staff on the fourth floor of Indian Path Medical Center for the care and concern shown during his hospital stay.

Contributions may be made to the Harry and Lois Fry Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Mitzi Barger Wilson, Bank of America, 141 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family of Harry K. Fry.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Joan (Lawson) Mitchell Fry

Joan Lawson Fry, 57, 4138 Langland St., Cincinnati, Ohio, died at 11:12 a.m. Thursday (July 6, 1989) at University Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Sullivan County, she had spent most of her adult life in Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Alicia Allen and Jenee Mitchell in 1973 and her father, Willard Lawson in 1967.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Emily Lawson, Kingsport; one grandson; four sisters, Mrs. Homer (Lois) Greene, Mrs. Ray (Bertie) Mullins, Mrs. Robert (Brenda) Baker and Mrs. Jimmie (Jennifer) Williams, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Omer Carl Lawson, Paul Lawson and Jerry Lawson, all of Kingsport and George David Lawson, Bluff City.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter's Chapel Funeral where services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with the Rev Robert L. Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tri-City Memory Gardens.

(Some Scott Co families – Flanary, Bays, Kilgore.)

Kingsport Times-News

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

Lois Fraley (Neeley) Fry

GATE CITY, Va. - Lois Fraley Neeley Fry, 77, entered into rest (May 5, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Wise County, Va. on Feb. 11, 1927 to the late Sam Henry Neeley, Sr. and Sara Etta Fraley Neeley.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Maude Cornett; and one brother, Frank Neeley.

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

Mrs. Fry was a dedicated teacher in the Scott County School System for 36 years and taught business education at Gate City High School for most of those years, retiring in 1986.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Harry Fry, Gate City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Lou and Ed Britt, Gate City, Va.; son and daugther-in-law, Keener and Lisa Fry, Huntington, W.Va.; sisters, Maxie Stepp, Big Stone Gap, Va., Georgia Flanary and Geraldine Sullivan, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Sam Neeley Jr. and wife, Betty, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Ens. Eddie Britt III and wife, Alissa, Jon Britt, Joseph Fry and Cameron Fry; special friend, Patsy Hensley, Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gate City United Methodist Church with Rev. Dale Wyrick and Dr. Sam Neeley, Jr. officiating.

The body of Mrs. Fry will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Pallbearers will be Allen Dougherty, Johnny Miller, Stan Rogers, Gilbert Smith, Bucky Clabaugh and Pat Loggans.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Culbertson, Jim Thornton, Jay Vermillion, Darrell Dougherty, Joe Rusek and Trigg Robinette.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lois N. Fry Memorial Scholarship Fund, (to be awarded annually to a deserving Gate City High School graduate) Bank of America, 141 E. Jackson St., Gate City, Va. 24251, attn: Mitzi Barger Wilson.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Margie May (Ramey) Phillips Frye

KINGSPORT — Margie Phillips Frye, 87, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (June 22, 2008) at her residence.

She was previously employed at Indian Path Medical Center, Sullivan County School Dept., and Eastman Chemical Co. for over 4 years. Margie was a member of State Line Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.C. Phillips; parents, Emmitt and Maggie Stewart Ramey; sister, Gertrude Egan; brothers, Carl Ramey and Alfred Ramey.

Mrs. Frye is survived by her husband, Sterling Moody Frye, of the home; daughter, Judy Ann Church, Kingsport; son, Gene Wayne Phillips and wife, Betty, Kingsport; sister, Josephine Rogers, Ft. Worth, Tex.; four grandchildren, Debbie, Nichols, Angie, Scottie "Skip"; step granddaughter, Beckey; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, Presley; step great-granddaughter, Makenna; two nieces and two nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the residence of her daughter, Judy Ann Church, 121 Rosefield Drive, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rickie Darrell Frye

KINGSPORT - Rickie Darrell Frye, 56, of Kingsport, entered into the waiting arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday ( Nov. 13, 2005 ) after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Rick, a Vietnam veteran, was a member of the U.S. Air Force. He served his country proudly, receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster for Outstanding Achievement, 5 September 1971 .

He coached Little League football and baseball at the Boy's Club for many years. He retired from the AFG Glass Plant, Greenland plant in Hawkins County . Rick was loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all.

Mr. Frye was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving are his wife, Janie Lou Frye; their four children, Courtney Allen Frye, Eric Channing Frye, Taylor Elizabeth Frye and Rickie Joseph Frye; his mother, Jackie Frye; two brothers, Michael Frye and Jeffery Frye; one sister, Lisa Hilton; one very special young lady, Krystal Nelson, and her little boy Shaun Khalil Nelson who called Rick "Poppy;" and several special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Oak Hill Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today or anytime at their residence at 1606 Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport .

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

Military graveside services will be held in Oak Hill Memorial Park on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with members of Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 of the American Legion conducting the military rites. Please meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the gravesite.

Pallbearers will be Gary McCracken, Anthony McCracken, Josh Smith, John-John Smith, Kelly Nelson, Mike Hagey, Bill Hartgrove, Darrell Ramsey and David Vaughn.

The family would like to thank the Hospice nurses from Caris Health Care in Johnson City for their caring and love that they give their patients and their patients' families. Thank you so much, Kim, Julie, Gracie, Edna and Sharon. The family would also like to thank the two EMT 's that volunteered their time to transport Rick from the VA Hospital in Nashville to his home in Kingsport .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family of Mr. Rickie Darrell Frye at 1606 Lynn Garden Drive , Kingsport , TN 37665 .

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Rickie Darrell Frye.

Kingsport Times-News
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Inez Lucinda (Burke) Fryman

NICKELSVILLE - Mrs. Inez Lucinda Burke Fryman, 59, died in Port Clinton, Ohio, Monday [6/16/1969] after a lengthy illness.

Born and reared in Nickelsville, she had lived in Port Clinton 18 years.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Fryman; son, D. J. Riner of Kingsport; foster daughter, Dorothy Sue Fryman, Port Clinton; two step-daughters and two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Alice M. Burke of Nickelsville; sisters, Mrs. Chris Hanson, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Mrs. Charlie Meade, Mrs. Harvey Elam and Mrs. John L. Flanary, all of Nickelsville; Mrs. Lilburn Grigsby, Gate City; Mrs. Willard Salyers, Manasses, Va.; Mrs. Luther Salyers, Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Bob Williams, Wildwood, Ill.; brothers, Charlie Burke, Bluff City, Tenn.; Sam E. Gate City; John, Bellsville, Ohio, and Scott Burke, Marion, Ind.

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

Kingsport Times / Wednesday, June 18, 1969

Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie Ruth (Moody) Harper Fugate

June 15, 1923 - February 14, 2014

Hiltons – Bonnie Harper Fugate, 90, of Hiltons, VA passed away unexpectedly on Friday, (February 14, 2014) at her residence.

She was born June 15, 1923 in Hiltons where she lived most of her life. She attended Barkers Chapel and Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where she taught children’s Sunday School for many years. In her later years she was not able to attend church, so she read her bible and sang songs at home every morning. She often said she and her Lord had church together that day. She was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company as a floor lady in the twisting department prior to becoming a full time mother and wife. She loved to walk and work in her garden and yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Harrison Moody and Laura Ethel Larkey Moody husband, Vernon Bo Fugate; brother, Russel Moody; sister, Ruby Vicars.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Patricia Carol Davis of Ohio; granddaughter, Kristin Michelle Davis Everhart and husband Johnny; great grandson, Harper Everhart; in addition Bonnie leaves behind many good friends in the Hiltons Community and in the Big Moccasin Community where she and Bo lived.

The family will receive friends from 4 pm to 6 pm on Monday February 17, 2014 at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

A service will follow at 6 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Milligan Herron, officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am Tuesday February 18, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery. Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers. Anyone who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 am.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Freddie Jackson Fugate

HILTONS, Va. — Freddie Jackson Fugate, 81, Hiltons, Va., entered into rest on Sunday (April 13, 2008) at his residence.

Mr. Fugate was born in Scott County, Va. on April 15, 1926 and was the son of the late Thomas H. and Ella Bowlin Fugate.

In addition to his parents, sisters, Lucille Hobbs and Flo Stafford and brothers, Milburn, Wako and Joe B. Fugate preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a graduate of Berea College and received his master's degree from the University of Virginia.

He attended Nottingham United Methodist Church, Gate City, Va.

Mr. Fugate came to Hiltons as a teacher in 1948 where he also coached boy's basketball before transferring to teach at Shoemaker from 1955-56. After serving as assistant principal at Shoemaker, he returned to Hiltons Elementary as principal where he served for 12 years, then moving to Gate City High School in 1968 where he served as principal for three years. Following his service at Gate City High School, Mr. Fugate became the director of education of the Scott County Board for three years, assistant superintendent for eight years and superintendent for eight years, before retiring in June of 1989.

Surviving is his wife, Ruth Blackburn Fugate, Hiltons, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Mark Mason, Covington, Va.; sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas Fugate, Hiltons, Va., Eric and Jackie Fugate and Chris Fugate, all of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Sarah and Zeke Fugate, Erica Fugate, Mike, Kate, Will and Beth Mason and Josh Johnson; sister, Margaret (Peggy) Templeton, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the the Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Hope Bright will provide the music.

Danny Hensley, Matt Burns, Greg Ervin, Jeff Jones, Richard Jones and Nick Colobro will serve as pallbearers.

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

Those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 or to the Nottingham United Methodist Church, 2616 Nottingham Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Freddie Fugate.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

J. B. Fugate

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — J.B. Fugate, 85, passed away Monday (Dec. 15, 2008) at Wexford House in Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Va. Mr. Fugate was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a farmer. He was also of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Parks Fugate; foster child, Linda Coffey; parents, Robert F. and Minnie Harris Fugate; brother, Paul Fugate; niece, Joyce Fugate.

He is survived by his foster children, Jerry Tomlinson and Blaine Coffey, both of Kingsport; sister, Ruth Baker, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Lou Parks, Nickelsville, Va.; special nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel today at 7 p.m. with J.M. Baker and Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by the Sluss Family.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be great nephews and honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a personal thank you to the staff and families of Wexford House. Especially to the one's who gave extra time and care to make Uncle J's days brighter.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kadan Jace Carter Fugate

KINGSPORT - Kadan Jace Carter Fugate , 3-day-old infant son of Danny and Kathy Carter Fugate , made Heaven his home Thursday (Aug. 12, 1999).

His paternal grandmother, Doris Fugate , preceded him in death.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Lindsay Beth Fugate , Kingsport; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Jewell Carter, Clinchport, Va.; maternal great-grandmother, Elsie Carter, Duffield, Va.; paternal grandfather, J.C. Fugate , Kingsport; two aunts, Sherry Meade and Teresa Steffey; four uncles, Tim Fugate , Chris Fugate , Larry Carter, Roger Carter; and several cousins.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kevin Sanders and the Rev. Gaither Townsend officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Justin Meade and T.J. Fugate will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Steffey, Joshua Steffey, Tanner Potts, Natasha Hillman, Megan Carter and Seth Fugate .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laverta Mae (Whited) Barker Fugate

ROSEWELL, Ga. - Laverta Whited Barker Fugate, 98, entered into rest Monday (Feb. 19, 2007).

She was born in Scott County, Va., July 25, 1908 to the late Newton D. Whited, Sr. and Elizabeth Quillen Whited.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Barker; and second husband, Oakley Fugate; sisters, Mona Lee Addington, Edith Daugherty, Nina Sue Fleenor and Lucille Whited Bishop; brothers, Charles Glenn and James F. Whited.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jim Barker and wife, Edna, Rosewell, Ga.; brother, Newton D. Whited, Jr., Kingsport; grandchildren, Andrea Debranski and husband, Ron, Woodstock, Ga., and Jim Barker, Jr., Rosewell, Ga.; great grandchildren, Andrew and Lauren Debranski, Woodstock, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

The family will arrive at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel.

Burial will follow the service at New Bethel Cemetery in the Big Moccasin Community of Scott County, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Fugate family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Marie (Parks) Fugate

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Margaret Marie Parks Fugate, 76, of Route 2, passed away Monday (Nov. 4, 2002) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on April 24, 1926. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Parks and Lilly Grigsby Parks; sister, Blanche Smith; brothers, Charlie, Emmett, Melvin, Roy V., and Jennings Parks.

Surviving are her husband, J.B. Fugate, Nickelsville, Va.; foster sons, Jerry Tomlinson, Church Hill, Blane Coffey, Indian Springs; sister, Maudie Jennings, Maryland; sisters-in-law, Lou Parks and Ruth Baker; brother-in-law, Paul Fugate; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White and Pastor Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by Larry and Gina Kinsler.

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

Pallbearers will be Bob Parks, Zane Parks, Claude Parks, Bob Baker, Jim Baker and J.M. Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Howard McConnell, Howard Dockery and James Francisco.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Edwin Fugate

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Paul Edwin Fugate, 74, of Route 2, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Dec. 2, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County on May 10, 1930 and was the son of the late Robert and Minnie Harris Fugate. He retired from AFG Industries.

Mr. Fugate was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Moore Fugate in October 1977; and his daughter, Joyce Marie Fugate in September, 1998, both whom he loved and missed very much; sister-in-law, Marie Parks Fugate.

Surviving are his sister, Ruth Fugate Baker, Kingsport; brother, J.B. Fugate, Nickelsville, Va.; nieces and their husbands, Charlotte and David Atchley, Susie and Jerry Lawson, Kathy and Mark Duval, Anita and Ken Bates, and Donna and Mike Stallard, all of Kingsport; nephews and their wives, Jim and Joy Baker, Bobby and Sherry Baker, J.M. and Pattie Baker, all of Kingsport; several great-nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.M. Baker and Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by The Easterling Family and special friends, Glen Owens, Joe Good, and Junior Compton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Baker, Bob Baker, Travis Baker, Glen Owens, Rayford Dingus, Junior Compton, and Joe Good.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jane (Hart) Fugate

Kingsport - Jane Hart Fugate, 77, of Kingsport passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011 at her residence after a long illness.

Jane resided in Kingsport for the past 9 years. She was a lifelong Christian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wako Fugate in 1984; one brother, Charles Hart in 2009; her parents, Rev. Pruner Hart and Madaleen Penley Hart.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Fugate Meade of Kingsport; one son, Michael Fugate of Jonesboro, TN; sister-in-law, Janett Hart of Hilton, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday, March 21, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City , VA.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Music will be provided by the Jim Bowlin Singers.

Graveside services will be held 2 pm on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:15 pm to go in procession.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Advance Home Health Care and Amedisys Hospice for their care and her friends and neighbors for their support.

Memorials may be made to Scott County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1535 , Gate City , VA , 24251 .

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

Carter-Trent/Scott Co Funeral Home Obituaries Internet Site
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Ray Fugate

Gate City - Ray Fugate, 80, of Gate City, died Wednesday evening at HVCH after a lingering illness.

He was a retired rural mail carrier and attended the First Baptist Church of Gate City.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Fugate, Gate City; one son, Jim Ray Fugate, Gate City; three sisters, Miss Grace Fugate, Miss Elizabeth Fugate and Mrs. Robert (Lyde) Crawford, all of Kingsport; two brothers, C. H. Fugate, Greene Castle, Pa. and Slemp Fugate, Kingsport.

Scott County Herald-Virginian, July 2, 1980
Submitted by Lester Shadrick

Robert Elmer Fugate Jr.

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Robert Elmer Fugate Jr., 89, of Nickelsville, passed away on Wednesday afternoon ( March 23, 2011 ), at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation/Scott County.

Robert E. was a loving husband, a caring uncle and will always be missed. He was an inspiration to all who truly knew him. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Prof. Robert E. Fugate Sr. and Lou Bond Fugate; sisters, Jennada Fugate Riddle and Amna Lou Fugate Greear and five other infant sisters; a brother, William Ralph Fugate.

Robert Fugate is survived by his wife of 10 years, Virginia Ruth Combs Fugate; sister, Shirley Nell Fugate and adopted sister, Vickie Fugate Compton; special nieces, Susan Greear, Betty Ackerson, Jami Compton and Kelli Quillen; special nephews, Robert (Tom) Greear and Johnathan Compton.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Nickels- ville United Methodist Church .

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the church with the Rev. Dr. George Odle and the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Burial will follow at Nickels- ville Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nickelsville United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 70 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 , or to Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Fugate family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Silas Ratliff Fugate

NICKLESVILLE — Silas R. Fugate, 84, Rt. 2 (Big Moccasin Community) died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Saturday Night [11/17/1973] after a lengthy illness.

He was a native of Scott County, a retired farmer and livestock dealer, and he attended the New Hope United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. Annie Smith Fugate, Nicklesville; son Dennis L. Fugate, Kingsport; sister Miss Lillian Fugate, Nicklesville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

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The funeral of Silas R. Fugate of Nicklesville who died Saturday, will be held al 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Mabe and the Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and nephews. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday. The family will also receive friends at the residence. Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City is in charge of arrangements.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

William Aston Fugate Jr.

William (Bill) Aston Fugate, Jr., 91, of Decatur, GA passed away of natural causes on 2/21/13. Bill was born in Gate City, VA to Katherine Wood Fugate and William Aston Fugate in 1921. He had an identical twin brother, Harry Wood Fugate and two sisters, Jamie Fugate and Lillian Fugate Franklin.

Bill served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy during WWII. After the war he got a degree from Lincoln Memorial University and married Sybil Irene Taylor of Kingsport, TN. They had two daughters, Sharon Irene Fugate and Danna Fugate DiNapoli.

He had lived in Decatur, GA since 1959 and worked as a biochemist at Emory University for 28 years until his retirement in 1987. Bill is survived by his daughters, Sharon Irene Fugate and Danna Fugate DiNapoli; his son-in-law, Douglas Peter DiNapoli; and his granddaughter, Kathleen Taylor DiNapoli. In addition, he is survived by his sister-in-law Hannah Fugate Keys; his nephew Robert Wood Fugate; his nieces, Jamie Fugate Tsou, Sallie Fugate Goodman; and second cousin Rachael Birchfield Baker.

A memorial service is planned to celebrate Bill's life, at a date in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Georgia Community Support & Solutions, 1945 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30329

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Submitted by Don Lane

Carlos Ray Fuller

GATE CITY, Va. - Carlos Ray Fuller, 77, of Route 3, departed this life early Monday morning (July 1, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Crofton, Ky., and a veteran of World War II, having served in Europe. He retired from Johnson-Hilliard Roofing.

Mr. Fuller attended Cowens Branch Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Ester France Fuller; and parents, George Coleman Fuller and Isa East Fuller.

Survivors include his sister, Guyneith Frey, Crofton, Ky.; brother, Douglas Fuller, Sebring, Fla.; niece, Saundra Reed, of Florida; nephew, Tim France, Overland, Kans.; sister-in-law and husband, Nataleen France Dean and Eldridge Dean, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Raymond Conkin officiating.

Music will be provided by Ron Ison.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Holston View Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 of Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Danny Cooper, Grady Gillenwater, Worley Hensley, Clifford Blessing, Jason Hensley, James Fansler and J.B. Hensley.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Augusta Fuller

MOUNT CARMEL — Charles A. Fuller, 72 of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2011), at his residence following a battle with cancer.

Born in the Snowflake community of Scott County, Va., Charles had lived in Mount Carmel since 1965. He was retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 32 years service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, treasurer, budget and finance committee and Sunday school director until his health failed. He was a 16-year member of the Hawkins County Board of Education where he served as chairman for several years, a member of the First Utility District of Hawkins County where he served as secretary and an active member of the Sons of American Revolution, Over Mountain Men’s Chapter, Virginia Society.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed and always remembered by his family, church, community and those who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rhea and Glenna Godsey Fuller; his mother-in-law, Mary Ruth Click.

Charles is survived by his wife of 50 years, Glenna Click Fuller of Mount Carmel; daughters, Carole Fuller of Mount Carmel and Caren Bates and husband, Brian, of Cookeville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Leeah Bates; father-in-law, Fred Click of Mount Carmel; brothers, Joe Fuller, John Fuller and wife, Jackie, all of Snowflake; niece, Terri Taylor and husband, Dennis, of Gate City; nephew, Charles "Chuck" Fuller of Gray; great-nephews, Travis Taylor and Josh Taylor of Gate City and Andrew Fuller of Gray.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 311 Cypress St., Mount Carmel.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Dr. Randy Presnell and Dr. Walter Crouch officiating.

The Sons of American Revolution, Over Mountain Men’s Chapter, will conduct a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Smith, Chuck Fuller, Dennis Taylor, Travis Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Jerry Tate, Bill Philyaw and Bob Grimes.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Hawkins County Board of Education, the First Utility District of Hawkins County and the Sons of American Revolution, Over Mountain Men’s Chapter.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Marco Da Silva and the staff at the Kingsport Hematology and Oncology Group.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, General Fund, 311 Cypress St., Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Hugh Eckel Fuller

KINGSPORT - Hugh Eckel Fuller, 84, Lochridge, died Friday ( Oct. 19, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

A son of the late John L. and Kate Alley Fuller, he was a native of Robinette Valley , Hancock County . He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Juanita Horton Fuller; his brothers, Guyle and W.D. Fuller; and his sister, Opal Fuller.

He received his early education in Hancock County and Church Hill, graduating from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1936. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State in 1940 and his Master's degree in 1953.

He taught school at Independence and Wake Forest Elementary Schools in Hancock County , Hancock County High School and Rye Cove High School in the late 1930's and early 1940's.

He was an U.S. Army veteran, serving at bases in Georgia and Mississippi during World War II. He returned to Kingsport in 1946 and began teaching Tennessee history at John Sevier Junior High School . He continued to teach there until his retirement in 1978.

He was saved at an early age and for many years he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church .

Mr. Fuller was an avid musician and was skilled in playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, piano and other instruments. While in college, he performed locally with two other students and in later years he performed with his brothers-in-law and close friends, Luke and York Horton.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Randall Overbey of Knoxville ; son and daughter-in-law, Noel and Martha Fuller of Kingsport , with whom he had made his home in recent years. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Mrs. Thomas (Julie) King, Jr., Cary , N.C. , and Jamie Fuller, Kingsport ; two grandsons, Bryan Fuller, Knoxville and Robert Overbey , New York , N.Y.; two great-grandsons, Cameron and Thomas King III, Cary , N.C. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Luke Horton, Eidson and sisters-in-law, Betty Horton, Eidson, Nancy Horton, Blountville and Elizabeth Fuller, Weber City , Va. ; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at Colonial Heights Baptist Church .

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Ronald D. Hicks, the Rev. Bobby Russell and Dr. Roland Brown officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church , 108 Colonial Heights Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 or to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 571 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

James C. "Jim" Fuller

SNOWFLAKE, Va. — James C. (Jim) Fuller, 88, went home to be with his Heavenly father Sunday evening (Jan. 25, 2009).

Jim was born Nov. 29, 1920 in Hancock County, but lived most of his life in Scott County, Va. He attended Greenwood Baptist Church.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Curtis Fuller and Elizabeth Bray Fuller; brother, Andy Calvin; and sisters, Myrtle Peters, Allie Powers, Bannie Rogers and Edna Mann.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bonnie Salyer Fuller; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Bill Fuller and Gina of Gate City; daughter, Judy Fuller of Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Blevins and Marty of Knoxville, daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Tom Wingate of Independence, Va. He is also survived by grandchildren Lauren Cassell, Eric Wingate, Katie Fuller, Emily Fuller, Bradley Fuller; and step-grandchildren, Derek and Alisha Blevins. Survivors also include sister, Polly Repass of Kingsport; and brother, Pat Fuller of Rogersville.

The family would like to thank the staff of Holston Manor, Preston Place II, and special caregiver, Teresa (Susie) Ford.

Jim spent 30-plus years working for Tennessee Eastman, a place he loved where he had a multitude of friends. He also loved farming and spent 70-plus years raising cattle and burley tobacco. He served on the board of the Scott County Farm Bureau and was a member of the Gate City Independent Order of Odd Fellows #170 his entire adult life.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and will receive friends at the family home anytime.

A service will follow Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating and a memorial service provided by members of the Gate City Independent Order of Odd Fellows #170.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a. m. at Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends, and honorary pallbearers will be the board members of the Scott County Farm Bureau.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the North East Tennessee Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Loyd Gray Fuller

NICKELSVILLE - Loyd Gray Fuller, 67, Route 2, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4:35 a.m. after a brief illness. He was a life-long resident of Scott County and a retired farmer. He attended the New Bethel Baptist Church and was a member of the Nickelsville Masonic Lodge No, 173.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Opal Fuller, daughter, Mrs. Truman (Mildred) Jones, College Station, Tex.; brother, Walter J. Fuller, Kingsport; and six grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in New Bethel Cemetery.)

KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, March 2, 1971

Submitted by Don Lane

Mollie (Davis) Fuller

MARTINEZ, Ga. — The world became a bit dimmer on Nov. 30, 2008 due to the passing of Mollie Davis Fuller of Martinez, Ga., after a valiantly fought battle with cancer.

To all who knew Ms. Mollie or just encountered her, their lives were made so much brighter. Mollie was known for her loving touches, whether her famous chocolate cake, down home cooking or random acts of kindness. Through her work at Travelers Insurance for 30 years, her participation in the Philadelphia Methodist qilting group, her neighborhood involvement and so many other ways, she was always showing and sharing her love for people.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Sheri Fuller Rhoe Vickery of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Carol Ann Fuller Gilkerson of Indianapolis, Ind.; her two grandsons, David Rhoe, Jr. of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and Justin Gilkerson of Indianapolis, Ind.; and her sisters, Jean Crawford of Haughton, La., Carolyn Gibbons of Rogersville and Martha Kay Kite of Rogersville. Mollie also leaves behind many close friends, neighbors and work associates, all of whom have left a lasting impression on her life. Just a few of the many who have been by her side for so long are: Pat Smith of Martinez, Ga., Bea and Joe Cook of Martinez, Ga., Ramona Johnston of Appling, Ga., Rita Wren of Grovetown, Ga., Donna Butler of North Augusta, S.C., Babs and Dale White of Martinez, Ga., and Sandra Hardee of Martinez, Ga.

Ms. Fuller was preceded by her former husband and the father of her children, Aubrey "Al" Sherwood Fuller; her parents, Paul H. Davis and Georgia L. Davis; and her brother, James Thomas "Tommy" Lane.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home with a memorial service following at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Trinity Hospice, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Trinity Hospice Memorial, PO Box 31358, Augusta, Ga 30903; or the television ministry of First Baptist Church of Rogersville.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph James Fuller

KINGSPORT - Ralph James Fuller, 68, Lightwood Street, departed this life early Tuesday morning (July 9, 2002) at the Hospice House in Bristol.

He was a native of Robinette Valley and a graduate of Rye Cove High School. He was shop foreman for Holston Builder with over 40 years of service.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. D. Fuller and Lillie Mae Sloan Fuller; and a sister, Marie Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Sue Stokes Fuller, Kingsport; most precious son, Dennis James Fuller, Kingsport; very special grandson, Jared, Kingsport; sister, Jewell George and husband Paul, Kingsport; brother, William D. (Bill) Fuller and wife Susie, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, deceased sister's husband, Guy Johnson.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alvin Skelton and Pastor Clint Hensley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Wolfe Community Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Noel Fuller, I.J. Sloan, Earl Gamble, Bob Stokes, Sam Stokes, Tom Stokes, Larry Harris and Tommy Darnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Stokes, Garland Stokes, Palma Fuller, Mark Harris and Terry Harkleroad.

Special honorary pallbearer will be his grandson, Jared.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Ester (France) Fuller

GATE CITY, Va. - Ruby Ester France Fuller, 73, Route 3 (Kermit community), died Thursday afternoon (Jan. 15, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a graduate of Cleveland High School in Yuma, Va. Mrs. Fuller worked for Grady Despain and the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles and retired from Advance Auto Parts. She was a member of the Kermit Craft Club. Mrs. Fuller was a member of Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ester Shelton France; and a brother, Lawrence France.

Surviving are her husband, Carlos R. Fuller, Gate City, Va.; a sister-in-law, Nataleen France Dean, Gate City, Va.; and a nephew, Tim France, Olathe, Kan.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Music will be provided by Roy Ison.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clifford Blessing, Eldridge Dean, Kenneth Hensley, W.R. Hensley, Jason Hensley, Dan Shelton and Billy Shelton.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William David “ Dee ” Fuller

CLINCHPORT, Va. - William David ( Dee ) Fuller , 90, Robinette Valley , went to be with the Lord Tuesday ( March 14, 2000 ) at the Brian Center . He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to all who knew him. He had resided in Scott County all of his life. He was a deacon and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Robinette Valley , Clinchport , Va. for 61 years. He retired from Roberts and Johnson Lumber Company and worked for the Green Thumb, Inc. after his retirement. He had also been a bus driver for many years.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillie Fuller ; and a daughter, Marie Johnson; his parents, John and Katie Alley- Fuller ; one sister, Opal Fuller ; and one brother, Guyle Fuller .

Surviving are one daughter, Jewell George and her husband, Paul; two sons, Ralph Fuller and his wife, Mary Sue, William (Bill) Fuller Jr. and his wife, Susie; a son-in-law, Guy Johnson; one brother, Eckel Fuller , all of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Dennis Fuller , Teresa Winegar and her husband, David, and Paula George, all of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Brad and Bruce Winegar; and a special step-great-grandson, Jared White; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , and anytime at the residence of his daughter, Jewell, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Lonas Salling, Wrightly Salling, Randall Stapleton and Ronald Long.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holston View Cemetery , Weber City . Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Ellen Ruth (Brickey) Fultz

BIG STONE GAP, VA - Ruth Brickey Fultz, 91, went home to be with her LORD on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at her home in the Powell Valley community. Born in Wise County, Virginia, she was a daughter of Daniel and Bessie (Crider) Brickey.  Ruth was the widow of Elmer Fultz, Sr. and was a member of Spirit and Truth Worship Center in Big Stone Gap.  She was preceded in death by her grandson, Ronnie McFalls II.

Surviving are her children and their spouses:  Phyllis and Kenneth L. Sturgill, Cheryl and Ron McFalls, all of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, James and Rofan Fultz, Jr. and Rickey and Cheryl A. Fultz, all of Sevierville, TN; her sisters:  Juanita Wells and Lottie Meade; and her brother, Harold Brickey.  Her grandchildren are:  Nathan McFalls, Boddy Fultz, Christa Renee Newport, and Kendra Nichole Gibbs; her great grandchildren:  Hayden, Halston, Aria, Bethany, Andrew and Haley.

The family gratefully acknowledges the care given to Mrs. Fultz by Linda Oliver and Clara Bolling.  They will receive friends from 5:30 PM until 7 PM Monday at Spirit and Truth Worship Center in Big Stone Gap.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM at the church with the Reverend Kenneth L. Sturgill officiating.  Family and friends will gather between 10 and 10:30 AM Tuesday at the church where they then will travel in procession to the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens for burial.  Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is serving the Fultz family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Brickey, Flanary, Stewart, Dorton, Lane, Estep)

Hagy and Fawbush Funeral Home obituaries at www.hagyfawbush.com

Submitted by Don Lane

 

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