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Scott County, Virginia

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Gladys (Taylor) DeBoard Gaines

Gate City – Gladys DeBoard Gaines, born on November 24, 1913, entered into the presence of the Lord on February 13, 2013. She had lived a great deal of her life in the Clinchport community of Scott County where she attended the Kaylor’s Chapel Church and was part of a singing quartet. Gladys certainly loved to sing and loved attending and taking part in church. She was currently a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kingsport (Bloomingdale community). “Granny”, as she was affectionately known by those closest to her, was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond DeBoard (1966); and her husband, Bert Gaines (2003).

Gladys is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William L. DeBoard and wife Peggy of Gate City (Daniel Boone community); her granddaughter, Julie Fuller and husband Pat; grandson, Jeff DeBoard and wife Anita; great-grandsons, Tyler and Evan DeBoard; sister, Edith Taylor Bishop of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Cecil Sturgill and Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Bishop, James DeBord, Tyler DeBoard, Pat Fuller, Jeff DeBoard, Evan DeBoard, Roy “Dodge” Willis and Jimmy Edwards.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Eula Mae (Ketron) Gallagher

KINGSPORT - Eula Mae Ketron Gallagher, 72, passed away Tuesday (July 30, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Sullivan County and spent her entire life there. She was the owner of Gallagher Grocery from 1956 until 1972. Mrs. Gallagher was a loving wife, mother and Christian. She served the Lord throughout her entire life, affecting the lives of everyone she met.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer E. Gallagher; grandson, Billy David Jennings Jr.; parents, Earby J. Ketron and Nola Kate Williams; brothers, Clyde Ketron and Garvey Ketron; sisters, Venus Lowe and Louella Davis.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Martin; daughter, Janet Russell, Kingsport; son, Robert Gallagher, Johnson City; daughter, Marcia D. Gallagher, Tampa, Fla.; son, Elmer "Butch" Gallagher; grandchildren, Kim Humphreys, Lindsey Russell, Sarah Ray and Brittnay Russell; and three great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with family and friends meeting at the graveside.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Andy J. "A.J." Gamble

KINGSPORT - Andy (AJ) Gamble, 70, 441 Gravely Road, was called home Wednesday (June 20, 2001) from Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tenn., due to an extended illness as the result of an auto accident.

AJ was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and was retired from the Kingsport Press. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, papaw, brother and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zenith and Ellen Gamble, Harmony; son, Ronnie Gamble, of the home, and daughter, Vickie Cowden, Kingsport; granddaughter, Billie Cowden, and grandson, Dustin Gamble, both of Kingsport; brother, John Gamble, Kingsport; two sisters, Nancy Jones, Harmony, and Mamie Dishner, Kingsport.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Pauline (Calhoun) Gamble, of the home; two sons, Steve Gamble, Kingsport, and Andy Gamble Jr. and wife, Penny, Kingsport; grandchildren, Shanna, Joey, Angela, Ashley, Eli, and Summer, and two great-grandchildren, Kaine and Jacob, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Bill Gamble, Kingsport, Z.P. Gamble, Donnie Gamble and Eugene Gamble, Jonesborough; four sisters, Ada Calhoun, Weber City, Va., Emilene Fields, Norma Snodgrass and Peggy Ellis, all of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and countless friends.

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

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

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carl Eugene Gamble

(His maternal grandmother was Nancy Williams Edens, b. Scott Co._

JONESBOROUGH - Mr. Carl Eugene Gamble, 64, 182 Wheelock Road, died Sunday ( Oct. 13, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital .

Mr. Gamble was a native of Sullivan County and son of the late Z.P. Sr. and Ellen Edens Gamble.

He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church .

Mr. Gamble had worked for the Kingsport Press for 20 years.

Surviving are two sons, Mike Gamble, Jonesborough and Travis Gamble, Fall Branch; three daughters, Carlene Franklin, Jonesborough, Donna Neal, Hoover, Ala., and Regina Gamble, Florida; three brothers, Bill Gamble, Kingsport, Donnie Gamble and Z.P. Gamble Jr., both of Jonesborough; four sisters, Ada Calhoun, Weber City, Va. Emoline Fields, Norma Snodgrass and Peggy Ellis, all of Kingsport; and nine grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jamie Ferguson, the Rev. Bill Ponder and the Rev. Eddie Whitley officiating.

Interment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Donnie Ray Gamble

Donnie Ray Gamble, 66, departed this life on Wednesday, September 26th [2012] following a lengthy illness. He passed away at his home while surrounded by his family, friends and loved ones.

He was born in Kingsport and lived his entire life in the Harmony and Eastern Star Community. Donnie was a faithful member of Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon.

Donnie had retired from the TN Eastman C.E. division at an early age due to health problems. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Braves and VOL football fan. Throughout the years he had coached numerous youth sports and mentored countless children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Z.P. and Sara (Edens) Gamble, sisters, Mayme Whitley, Ada Calhoun, Nancy Jones and brothers, Zenith (Z.P.) Jr., Andy (A.J.) John, Bill, and Eugene.

Donnie leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years, Janice (Grills) Gamble and children, Ginger Cuddy and husband, Jeff (Gray, TN), Pam Gamble (Gray, TN), Tech Sergeant Donnie Dwain Gamble and wife, Tina (McGuire AFB, NJ), and Tara McConnell and husband, Brett (Dallas, GA).

He was the proud papaw of Leah Tilson and Lexy Cuddy (Gray, TN), Riley and Brayden McConnell (Dallas, GA), and twins, Luca and Lilianna Gamble (McGuire AFB, NJ).

Donnie is also survived by his sisters, Emoline Fields and husband, Bob, Peggy Ellis and husband, Walter and Norma Snodgrass, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8:00 pm on Saturday, September 29th at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or at anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 30th at Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Whitley and Pastor Kevin Rose officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Dwain Gamble, Brett McConnell, Jeff Cuddy, Mickey Archer, Buck Simpson, Mike Spears, Mike Carroll, and Terry Tilson.

The Gamble family would like to thank all family and friends for their, prayers, love, support, visits and food. An extra special thanks should go to Sandra Nadeau with Hospice.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Williams, Lark, Templeton, Alley, Lane, Kilgore)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ethel Juanita (Good) Gamble

KINGSPORT - Ethel Juanita Good Gamble, 81, of Kingsport, departed this life at 9:55 a.m. on Monday (May 24, 2004) at the Wellmont Hospice House of Bristol to join her Lord and Savior in Heaven, along with all of her loved ones in a glad reunion.

Mrs. Gamble grew up in Rye Cove, Va.; however, she spent the majority of her life in Kingsport. She was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for many years. She was previously a member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church. Ethel loved her Lord, her family, her church, and her friends deeply.

She was preceded into Heaven by her parents, William and Viola Good; her precious husband of 591/2 years, James Floyd Gamble (Dec. 2002); two infant sisters; a grandson, Brian Gamble; a granddaughter, Sonya Ruth Gamble (July 2003); and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Collins Gamble (May 2000).

Surviving are her two loving sons, J. Edgar Gamble of Kingsport, and Rev. Keith Gamble and wife, Kay of Thomasville, N.C.; two grandsons, Brant Gamble and wife, Angela of Knoxville, and Rev. Chad Gamble and wife, Sarah of Kingsport; a granddaughter, Joy Gamble of Thomasville, N.C.; four sisters, Mary Smalling, Frances Bays, and Carole Gray, all of Kingsport, and Mildred "Tudy" Trice of Fredricksburg, Va.; and three brothers, Bill Good of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Jack and Joe Good, both of Gate City, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tabernacle Baptist Church on Bloomingdale Rd.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Keith Gamble, the Rev. Chad Gamble, and Pastor Cecil Sturgill officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Keith Gamble, the Rev. Chad Gamble, and the Rev. Danny Sykes officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday and will then proceed to the graveside together in procession.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Gamble's honor to the Tabernacle Baptist Church's Special Missions Fund, 1444 Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Billy Gamble

JONESBOROUGH - James Billy Gamble, 71, of 3301 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough, formerly of Kingsport went to be with the Lord at 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, (April 4, 2007) after an extended illness.

He was born in Kingsport where he lived most of his life. He was a member of the Oak Drive Independent Church and was of the Baptist Faith. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Preceding him in death was his mother, Sarah Ellen Eden Gamble; his father Zenith Gamble; his loving first wife of 45 years, Nannie Bell Calhoun Gamble; three sisters, Mamie Whitley, Nancy Jones, and Ada Calhoun; three brothers, John, Eugene and Andy Gamble.

James is survived by his wife of 4 years, Lydia Quillen Gamble; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Richard Gamble and wife, Ruby and Tommy Wayne Gamble and wife, Nancy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis Ann Arnold and Mary Ellen Ward and husband Tony, all of Kingsport; a step-daughter, Debbie Cox of Gray; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Z.P. Gamble and Donnie Gamble both of Jonesborough; three sisters, Emeline Fields, Norma Snodgrass and Peggy Ellis all of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Doug Hinshaw, officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Garden of Last Supper in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James Billy Gamble.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Floyd Gamble

KINGSPORT - James Floyd Gamble, 81, of 513 Packing Road, departed this life at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 31, 2002) to join his Lord and Savior in heaven, along with relatives and loved ones in a glad reunion. "Absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." 2 Cor. 5:8 KJV.

He was retired from Eastman Kodak Acid Division in 1981 after 40 years of service. He was very active in the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir and a trustee. He loved his Lord, his family, his church and his friends, deeply. Much of his life he enjoyed trading knives and watches, and enjoyed his vacuum cleaner business.

He was preceded into heaven by his parents, Worley Gamble and Finetta Edens Gamble; a baby brother, Keith Gamble; a grandson, Brian Gamble; and his daughter-in-law, Sharon Gamble.

Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Ethel Good Gamble of the home; devoted sons, Edgar Gamble of Kingsport and Rev. Keith Gamble and wife Kay of Thomasville, N.C.; fond grandchildren, Sonya Gamble, Brant Gamble and wife Angela, Rev. Chad Gamble and wife Sarah, and Joy Gamble.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1444 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport. The family will be receiving friends anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. Cecil Sturgill, the Rev. Keith Gamble, the Rev. Chad Gamble and the Rev. Danny Sykes officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Cecil Sturgill and the Rev. Keith Gamble officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tabernacle Baptist Church building fund would be appreciated.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Milton Keith Gamble

THOMASVILLE – Rev. Milton Keith Gamble, age 62, after a four year battle with Diabetic Complications surrounded by his loving family went to be with his lord and savior in his heavenly home, Saturday, Jan 8, 2011, in High Point Regional Hospital, a resident of 901 Liberty Dr. He was born April 9, 1948, in Sullivan Co, TN son of the late James Floyd Gamble and Ethel Juanita Good Gamble. He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War and worked with the Tennessee Eastman Co. Rev. Gamble was a graduate of Thomas Road Bible Institute and served as a pastor for more than thirty years, serving with Manning Baptist Church, Manning, ND, Valley Baptist Church, Fargo, ND, Corner Stone Baptist, Beulah, ND, First Baptist Church, Geneseo, IL and Bethany Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC. Rev. Gamble was preceded in death by a son, Brian Gamble, a sister-in-law, Sharon Ruth Gamble and a niece, Sonya Ruth Gamble. Rev. Gamble was a special loving husband, father and grandfather and Pastor.

He was married April 10, 1970, to Elizabeth "Kay" Woods Gamble who survives of the home, Also surviving are, One daughter, Joy Edge and husband Jason of Statesville, NC; One son, Rev. Chad Gamble of Anderson, SC; One brother, James Edgar Gamble and wife Lola of Kingsport, TN; One Grandson, Carter Edge.

Funeral services will be conducted Jan. 12, 2011, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Bethany Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Tom Fields and Dr. Danny Sykes officiating. The family will greet friends at the church prior to the service 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services in Kingsport, TN will be: Thursday Jan. 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. in Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Chad Gamble Dr. Danny Sykes and Dr. Cecil Sturgill officiating. The family will greet friends at the church prior to the service from 11:00 until the hour of the service. The interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, TN following the services at the church with military honors. Pallbearers serving will be Brant Gamble, Jason Edge, Charles Woods, Robert Gryder, Wayne King and Mike Bays. In Lieu Of Flowers Memorials may be directed to the wife of the deceased Mrs. Kay Gamble 901 Liberty Dr. Thomasville, NC 27360.

High Point Enterprise via findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie Bell Gamble

Nannie Bell Gamble, 67, 912 Afton St., formerly of the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord at 10:20 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 26, 1999) at Bristol Hospice House after an extended illness.
Mrs. Gamble was born in Kingsport where she had lived for most of her life. She was a member of Oak Drive Independent Church and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie Calhoun; father, Corbin Calhoun and one brother, George Calhoun. Surviving are her husband, James Billy Gamble, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Richard and Ruby Gamble and Tommy Wayne and Nancy Gamble, all of Kingsport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Jeff Arnold and Mary and Donnie Davis, all of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; one brother, Rudolph Calhoun, Gate City, Va.; four sisters, Lydia Davidson and Imalove Absher, both of Gate City, Va., Pauline Gamble, Kingsport and Nelda Simpson, Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown chapel and friends are welcome at the home anytime. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Garland, the Rev. Eddie Whitley and Z.P. Gamble officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenna Sprung

Zeneth Patton “Z.P.” Gamble Jr.

JONESBOROUGH - Z.P. Gamble Jr., 81, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

Mr. Gamble was born in Clinchport, Va., and was the son of the late Zenith Patton Sr. and Sarah Edens Gamble. He was raised and spent most of his life in Kingsport.

He was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church where he served as deacon, he was a Mason, and a Shriner, and was an officer in the Lamar Ruritan.

Mr. Gamble retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he served as carrier and supervisor.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Reva Stafford Gamble, Jonesborough; two daughters and son-in-law, Lelia Curtis, Jonesborough, and Cindy and Gary Tipton, Limestone; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gary Gamble, and Patton and Barbara Gamble, all of Jonesborough; one brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Janice Gamble, Gray; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Emoline and Robert Fields, Norma Snodgrass, and Peggy and Walter Ellis, all of Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Steve Curtis, Mike Curtis, Shannon Ferrell, Eric Tipton, Jason Gamble, Zach Gamble and Bryce Gamble; nine great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cherokee Baptist Church with Dr. Dwight Hobbs and the Rev. William Chapman officiating.

Interment will follow at Cherokee Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be sons and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the Gideons at Box 372, Mountain Home, Tenn. 37684 or the Shriners Hospital at Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5508, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821 is in charge of arrangements.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Williams, Lark, Templeton, Alley, Lane, Kilgore)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Carrie L. (Mitchell) Gambrell

KINGSPORT — Carrie L. Mitchell Gambrell, 77, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Friday (July 17, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Carrie was born in Scott County, Va., March 3, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Willie and Eliza Smith Mitchell. Carrie resided for most of her life in Sullivan County and was a co-owner of House of Trophy. She was a very loving mom, mamaw, grand-mamaw, sister, aunt and friend. She loved going to church, reading, gardening and making trophies for children in the community.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, M.C. “Butch” Gambrell; daughter, Angela Gail Arnold; brother, William Mitchell; three sisters, Lora Mae Vance, Cora Lilly Williams and Patsy Louise Hall.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Brown and husband, Robert and Lynn Noe, all of Kingsport; son, Alan Gambrell and wife, Suzie, Johnson City; grandchildren, Adam Noe, Rachel Cody, Rebecca Mullins, Jessica and Josh Gambrell, Seth and Isaac Arnold, Katie and Zack Moody; four great-grandchildren; Sydney and Gunnar Noe, Riley and Murphy Cody; brothers, Wayne Mitchell, Clinchport, Va. and Thomas Mitchell, Kingsport; sisters, Flora Hutchins and Peggy Hutchins, both of Kingsport, Lena Davis, of Georgia, and Juanita Cook, Church Hill; she was loved by numerous nieces and nephews and a “favorite” niece, Joyce Oaks.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Pastor Paul Brickey officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at VA National Cemetery, Mtn. Home, Tenn. on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10 a.m. for procession to the VA Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Noe, Seth Arnold, Isaac Arnold, Josh Gambrell, James Mullins and Carl Oaks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Noe, Zach Moody and Billy Cody.

East Lawn Funeral Home is proud to serve the Gambrell family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Hazel (Dockery) Gannaway

GATE CITY, Va. - Ruby Hazel Gannaway, 86, entered into rest Saturday, (April 7, 2007) at Bristol Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Lonzo Dockery and Cordelia Liken Dockery.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Gannaway; two sisters, Edna Ramey and Ellen Snavely; and a brother, George L. Dockery.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Rosemary and Jim Kinkead, Ft. Blackmore, and Linda Gannaway, Gate City; three sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene Chapman, Gate City, Fred and Phyllis Rhodes, Gate City and Glenn Gannaway, Big Stone Gap; special nephew, Willie G. Babb, Kingsport; three sisters, Lois Babb and Rosa Sloan, both of Gate City and Julia Baldwin, Weber City; sister-in-law, Kate Gillenwater Dockery, Gate City; brother-in-law, C.H. Gannaway, Norton; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of her daughter, Linda.

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

Music will be provided by Phillip Elliott, Toke Hensley and James "Babe" Lawson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dockery Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Aldis (Phillips) Gardner

Dec 29, 1923 - Mar 18, 2014

Aldis Gardner, 90, of Hiltons, went to be with the Lord (Tuesday, March 18, 2014) at her home.

A native of Wise County, she has lived in Scott County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.J. " Bill" Gardner; parents, Dave and Sarah Phillips; three sisters, Pearl Hicks, Nettie Phillips and Edna Sturgill; five brothers, Elbert, Leonard, Thurston, Andy and Oliver Phillips

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Connie Gardner and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Friday (March 21, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. Tommy Osborne and Rev. Rex McMurray officiating. Music will be provided by the Bowlin family.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Saturday (March 22, 2014) at the Gardner Cemetery in Hiltons.

Pallbearers will be Chris Carter, Scott Carter, Brandon Carter, Regan McMurray, Rick McMurray and Harlan Hobbs.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Garfield Gardner

KINGSPORT — Garfield Gardner, 86, was born in Mitchell County, N.C. on Jan. 13, 1922, and went to be with the Lord in Kingsport on Dec. 6, 2008.

He served his country in the U.S. Army, and was employed as an independent carpet mechanic for 38 years.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Gary; his parents, Dee and Sally Gardner; five sisters; and three brothers.

Surviving family include his wife, Mary; four sons, Larry and wife, Gail, James and wife, Brenda, Bob and wife, Debbie, Phil and wife, Pam; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lidia Hoskins and husband, Troy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. at Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Pastor Brad Dennison officiating.

Military graveside rites will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, conducted by American Legion Post 3/625.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Gardner, Travis Gardner, Don Alder, Mark Hammonds, Matt Hammonds and Steve Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family.

Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home is serving the family of Garfield Gardner.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Larry K. Gardner

HILTONS, Va. — Larry K. Gardner, 71 of Hiltons, Va. , passed away on Friday ( July 24, 2009 ) at his residence.

He was born in Indianapolis , Ind. and had lived in Hiltons since 1988. He was a self-employed musician and played with several local bands.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Emma Magendanz Gardner.

He is survived by his companion and friend, Carol Gardner of Hiltons; step-daughter, Laura Ford of Gray; son K.C. Gardner and wife, Shelley of Austin, Tex.; step-son, Robert Cathey and wife, Annlee of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City , Va.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with a eulogy by Jack Bradley.

Music will be provided by Tom Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City , Tenn. 37601 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louise (Pullon) Gardner

BRISTOL, Va. — Louise Pullon Gardner, 82, of Bristol, Va., died Friday (June 12, 2009) at NHC of Bristol.

She was raised in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Arville A. and Virgie Turner Pullon. She was a homemaker and a member of Gardner’s Memorial Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Mansey A. Gardner of Bristol, Va.; daughters, Ruth Ann Haynes and Sandra K. Gifford; sons, Hiram Gardner and his wife, Gail and James M. Gardner and his wife, Carolyn; sisters, Nina Lee Bright, Fredna Thomas Emma Pullon and Margaret Pullon; brother, Andrew Pullon; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Gardner’s Memorial Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Elder Tommy Osborne and Elder Allen Hensley officiating.

Burial will follow in Shelley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Gardner, Jimmy Gardner, Troy Raby, Troy Smith, Bobby Bedwell, Ken Forrester, Charles Taylor and John Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Shrine Children’s Hospitals, Jericho Shrine, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663 or the Nicewonder Cancer Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center, 1 Medical Park Boulevard, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Mrs. Gardner and her family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Luverne (Lane) Gardner

Dec 9, 1934 – Mar 31, 2010

AFTON, Tenn. Mary Luverne Lane Gardner, 75, of Afton, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (March 31, 2010).

She was a great wife, mother, and grandmother and a devoted Christian. She was a member of the Fall Branch Full Gospel Church.

Mrs. Gardner was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill Lane, Earl Lane, and Harvey Lane; and sisters, Opal Adkins and Jessie Seymore.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Eldon Gardner; daughters, Debra Black and husband Boyd, Angela Eads and husband Richard, Carrie Gray, and Jennifer Jackson and fianc Gary Addington; sons, Jeffery Andreshak and Eldon Stanford Gardner; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Mae Gregg and husband Carl, Goldie Booker and husband Virgil, and Ellan Dillard and husband Bob; and brothers, Virgil Lane and wife Betty and Gene Forbs.

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

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Robert F. Seymore and the Rev. Wayne Waycaster officiating.

Burial will be on Saturday at 12 p.m. in the Church of Christ Cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Mary Luverne Lane Gardner.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Millard Fillmore Gardner Jr.

 

Murder Charge After Poker Game Blast

A first degree murder charge has been filed against a 35 year-old Lynn Garden man following the death of a Hiltons man in Holston Valley Community Hospital Friday afternoon. [Oct 31, 1970]

D. S. Stapleton, 964 Lynn Garden Drive, was arraigned in Hawkins County Sessions Court Friday afternoon after his alleged victim, Millard F. Gardner, Jr., 42, formerly of Kingsport, died of a single bullet wound in his head at 2:10 p.m. Friday.

Sessions Judge Jim Minor ordered Stapleton confined to the Hawkins County Jail without bond pending preliminary hearing on the charge.

Stapleton was arrested at his father-in-law's home at Cloud Apartments Friday morning by Kingsport detective Capt. Brady Lane and Patrolmen Lonnie Wolfe and Gene Spears, and initially charged with felonious assault.

He was returned to Hawkins County Jail by Hawkins County Sheriff Bill Nelms and TBI agent Jim Keesling. The charge was changed to murder when Gardner died.

Four other persons were arrested at a ramshackled one-bedroom home on Carter's Valley Road, scene of the shooting, but all were charged with misdemeanors.

Gardner, who had several run-ins with Kingsport police during the 1960's, has been working on a Virginia farm in recent months, police said.

The house where the shooting occurred, located near Clouds Creek Bridge just inside the Hawkins County line, was rented to Glenn Fields, Rt. 3, Church Hill, and the group apparently had gathered there to play poker when the incident took place, according to Hawkins County Sheriff Nelms.

Fields and three other persons -- Ed Jenkins, 217 Emory St., Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Roy and Mildred Barbour, both of Route 3, Gate City -- were charged with drunk and disorderly conduct and were jailed Thursday night, Nelms said.

Keesling said statements had been obtained from the four, and they were allowed to post bonds. However, only one of the group, Roy Barbour, was able to post a property bond. The other three, including Barbour's wife, remained in custody awaiting trial Nov. 20. Barbour is to be tried today at 9 a.m.

No weapon was found by authorities when the house was searched, but approximately 30 empty beer cans, 2 pints of bonded liquor, and several full cans of beer were discovered at the scene.

All four persons arrested showed signs of having been involved in a scuffle. Jenkins, Fields and Barbour had bruises on their faces while Mrs. Barbour had cuts on her lip and arm, officers said.

An attempt had been made to clean up the bloodstained kitchen, but a large smeared puddle still remained near the kitchen table. One of the chairs had a long streak of blood down the back.

Gardner is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edith Bright Gardner; daughter, Patricia Ann, and sons, Stanley and Darrell, all of Illinois; sisters, Mrs. Inez Smith, Kingsport; Mrs. Mabel Owens, Church Hill; Mrs. Georgia Delp and Mrs. Madge Delp, Gate City; brothers, Stansell of Hiltons; William Morris (Pete), Harrisburg, Pa.; Calvin, Jamestown, Tenn., and Sgt. Walter Gardner, Fort Knox, Ky.

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

(Front-page article in Kingsport News, Saturday, October 31, 1970)

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Funeral services for Millard Fillmore Gardner Jr. of Hlltons, Va., who died Friday [Oct 31, 1970] at the age of 42, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Scott County Funeral Home chapel at Weber City. The Rev. William Lane and Elder Roy Simpson will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Friends also will be received at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bright at Hiltons. The Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsport News, Saturday, October 31, 1970

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Robert Lewis “Bob” Gardner

HILTONS, Va. — Bob was born October the 9th, 1936 to Edd and Vada Gardner on Boozy Creek in Scott County, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Zella Mae Gardner, his daughter, Brenda Waterson, and his granddaughter, Brianna Waterson. Bob’s immediate family includes the Gardner brothers: Bill, Darrel (Teed), Howard, Hal, Wayne (Butch), and their families. He is also survived by his in-laws, Alverna Carrier, Margie McKinney, Shelia Harper, Guy Carrier and their families, and the family of the late James Carrier. Numerous extended family members live throughout the Southeastern United States .

He will be remembered by those who knew him as a warm and loving family man and friend with a generous heart, a kind spirit, and an infectious laugh. Bob’s unwavering faith in the Lord served him well throughout his life. He was called home on June 25, 2009.

Visitation will be held on June 27th, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home, with services to follow. His nephews will serve as pallbearers at the Military Graveside Service on Sunday, June 28th, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Mendota Cemetery , where family and friends will meet for the graveside service.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Sarah Edna (Quillen) Gardner

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Edna Quillen Gardner, 79, Route 4, Gate City, died at her home at 12:10 a.m. Monday. [Aug 29, 1966]

She was a member of the Hilton Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Inez Smith, Kingsport, Mabel Hensley, Madge Delp, Hiltons, Georgia Delp, Gate City; five sons, Stansell Gardner, Hiltons, V. M. Gardner, Enola, Pennsylvania, Calvin Gardner, Morristown, Millard Gardner, Hiltons, Walter Gardner, U. S. Army, Viet Nam, 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Scott County Funeral Home.

 

Kingsport Times, Monday, August 29, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sarah Matilda (Smith) Gardner

HILTONS, Va., June 19 - Funeral services for Mrs. Hiram Gardner, 81, who died Thursday morning [6/18/1936] at her home near here after an illness of six weeks, were conducted from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. King of Gate City, officiating.

Mrs. Gardner is survived by her husband and ten children, five daughters and five sons: Mrs. Cora McClain, Mrs. W. S. Dirting and Mrs. E. A. Lunsford of Hilton, Mrs. J. C. Wilson of Blountville, Mrs. Henry Dorne of Kingsport, Hiram Gardner of Hilton, Ward Gardner of Blountville, A. D. Gardner of Bristol, and W. D. and R. E. Gardner of Mercid, California.

She is survived also by one sister and one brother, Mrs. Nancy Hinsley and J. F. Smith, and about 71 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

One daughter died 18 years ago.

Pall bearers and flower bearers were selected from among friends and neighbors.

KINGSPORT TIMES, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1936

Submitted by Don Lane

Walter John Gardner

Walter (John) Gardner, 80, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Tuesday night [Oct 4, 2011] at Bristol Hospice House following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Hiltons, Virginia and had lived the majority of his life in this area. Mr. Gardner retired from the United States Army with over 20 years of service having served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He received a Purple Heart, an Army Commendation Medal, 2 Bronze Star Medals, Army Occupation Medal, Armed Forces Expediationary Medal, and several additional medals for his service to his country. He belonged to the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post # 3382. Mr. Gardner loved to work with wood who built many different things from this talent.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Sarah Edna Quillen Gardner; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

John Gardner is survived by his loving wife, Betty Jo Gardner; daughters, Mitzi Jo Mounger and Donna Blevins; his grandsons, Seth Horton and Will Mounger who meant the world to him; a sister, Mabel Owens; his brother, Calvin Gardner; several nieces and nephews; his very special friends, Mac Dezarn and Tommy Jobe along with his favorite dog, Bubba.

A visitation will be held on Thursday (October 6, 2011) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at his residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday (October 6, 2011) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eckel Herron and Rev. Junior Gardner officiating. Music will be provided by Brother Ed McLain.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post # 3382 on Friday (October 7, 2011) at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Mac Dezarn, Tommy Jobe, Jim Moles, Gene Crawford, Ronnie Davis, and Morris Gardner serving as pallbearers. Richard Delp will be an honorary pallbearer.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Gardner family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Guy Garland

MT. CARMEL - Elmer Guy Garland, 76, of Wolfe Lane, passed away Saturday afternoon, (March 31, 2007) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 5, 1931 in Flag Pond, Tenn. , a son of the late Rotha Brown and Venos Victoria Darnell Garland. He retired in 1992 from Clinchfield Railroad ( CSX Transportation) as a forman and track inspector after 44 years of dedicated service. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Oak Drive Circle Baptist Church .

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lessie Cantrell Garland; sister, Betty Lou Slagle; and a brother, Jimmy Lee Garland

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Montgomery Lee of Kingsport, and Anna Garland Simpson of Kingsport; four sons, Robert Guy Garland and wife Judy, of Gray, Ronnie Wayne Garland and wife Ada, of Placentia, Calif., Larry Dean Garland and wife Cyndy, of Kingsport, Billy Ray Garland of Kingsport; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Willa Mae Deel of Gate City, Dorothy Darter and husband James of Gate City, Wanda Sue Matlock and husband Charles, of Church Hill; one brother, John Harvey Garland and wife Norma, of Church Hill; special friend, Linda Sams of Church Hill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the home of Larry and Cyndy Garland, Kingsport .

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Erwin officiating.

Music will be provided by Quinton Thacker.

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

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Stephen Garland, Aaron Garland, Chandra Garland Hall, Mandy Montgomery Faust, Travis Garland, Josh Simpson and Jason Montgomery.

It is requested that everyone wishing to attend those services meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth James Garland

KINGSPORT - Kenneth James Garland, 79, entered into rest Tuesday, (April 17, 2007), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of George and Pansy Garland. Kenneth had a great love for farming and attended Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were one sister, Mable Garland; and three brothers, Hugh Garland, Steward Garland, and Phil Garland.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Garland, Fall Branch; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael G. and Penny Garland, Unicoi; three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Martin Laws, Limestone, Hope and Roger Banner, Unicoi, and Holly Gregg, Greeneville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Grace Garland, Unicoi; one sister, Leona M. Garland, Unicoi; sisters-in-law, Betty Garland, Unicoi, and Norma Garland, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Travis and Lisa Garland, Emily and Brian Paul, Ashley Banner, Bart Gaby, and Sarah Gaby; two step-grandchildren, Krista and Destiny; sisters-in-law, Naomi and Ezra McConnell, Fayetteville, N.C., Gladys and James Berry, Gate City, Va., Ruby Mays, Kingsport, Nancy and Dean Odiorne, Kingsport; and brothers-in-law, Bill and Linda Pierson, Gate City, Va., Robert and Marion Carney, Kingsport, and Larry and Ann Shively, Kingsport.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Joe M. Baker and Rev. Vic Wallace officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Steve Fitzgerald, Roger Banner, Martin Laws, Gene Garland, Bart Gaby, Robert Carney, and Travis Garland.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Kenneth Garland.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Helen Madelene (Whitt) Garner

Mrs. Earl D. (Helen) Garner, 53, of Maryville , sister of Dr. J. Dwight Whitt, Dr. H. Jackson Whitt and Miss Mildred Whitt of Kingsport , died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday [ April 11, 1971 ] of injuries in an automobile accident, it was learned here Wednesday.

Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Whitt of Gate City . Other survivors include her husband, Earl D. Garner; sons, Steve and Robert, of Maryville ; another brother, J. Walter Whitt, Hendersonville , N. C.; and another sister, Mrs. Virginia Mabry, Alcoa.

Mrs. Garner's home in Maryville was at 417 Belle Meade Drive . She was a member of the First Baptist Church there.

The body will be brought to Kingsport at 2 p.m. today for graveside services. Memorial services were held Wednesday in Knoxville .

Smith's Mortuary of Maryville is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, April 15, 1971)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Joann (Penley) Garrett

KINGSPORT — Joann Garrett, 67, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday, (Jan. 21, 2008), at her home.

Joann was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sybil Penley; and two brothers.

Surviving are her husband, Marvin H. Garrett, Sr.; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Perry and husband, Butch; two sons, Marvin H. Garrett, Jr. and wife, Tami, Mark Garrett and wife, Linda; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Ray and wife, Lola; and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Joann Garrett.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Linda (Kindle) Gibson Garrett

Linda Kindle Garrett , 50, Kingsport, died Monday (July 13, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County (Kingsport), she moved to Weber City, Va., where she lived most of her life. She was retired as a beautician and was of the Apostolic faith.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Kate France Kindle.

Surviving are her husband, Willard Garrett , of the home; her father, Larry Kindle, Weber City, Va.; a daughter, Amy Edwards, Weber City, Va.; a son, Johnny Gibson, Kingsport; stepdaughter, Linda Garrett , Winston-Salem, N.C.; two stepsons, John Garrett and Kenny Garrett , both of Kingsport; a grandson, Aaron Edwards; step-granddaughter, Destiny Garrett ; two sisters, Janie Bellamy and Dana Roberts, both of Weber City, Va.; two brothers, "Bobby'' Arthur Kindle and Jeffery Kindle, both of Weber City, Va.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport and anytime at the father's home, Larry Kindle, 12850 Newland Hollow Road, Weber City, Va., or at the home of the daughter, Amy Edwards.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Everette Lett, the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Dale Brummitt officiating.

Burial will be at the Old Kingsport Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vernon S. Garrett

KINGSPORT - Vernon S. Garrett, 56, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Dec. 26, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center following an illness.

Born Jan. 28, 1948, a native of Russell County, Va., he was the son of the late John Sylvester and Irene Woods Garrett. Vernon was the owner/operator of Garretts Concrete Finishing Company.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Linda Garrett.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Hatha Woods Garrett, of the home; daughters, Nikki Calhoun, Sachia Garrett and Kaye-Kaye Garrett, all of Kingsport; sons, Mark Calhoun and wife Sharon, Charles Phillips and William Calhoun, all of Kingsport; nine grandchildren; stepfather, Clarence Overbay, Kingsport; sisters, Doris Steffey and Donna Gillenwater and husband Norman, both of Kingsport; brothers, Ruben Garrett and wife Nancy, Church Hill, and Willard Garrett, Kingsport; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Ball officiating.

Burial will be immediately following the chapel service at Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willard O'dell Garrett

KINGSPORT - Willard O'dell Garrett, 53, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (April 2, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a retired concrete finisher. He was a kind and gentle man who loved the outdoors, fishing and jigsaw puzzles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Woods Garrett; wife, Linda Garrett; and brother, Vernon Garrett.

Willard is survived by his daughter, Linda M. Pyrtle and husband, Scotty, Francisco, N.C.; two sons, Kenneth O. Garrett and wife, April and John A. Garrett, both of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Austin and Autom Williams, Destiny and Dakota Garrett, Ethan Garrett and Tyler Gardner; two sisters, Doris Steffey and Donna Gillenwater, both of Kingsport; one brother, Ruben Garrett and wife, Nancy, Kingsport; step-father, Clarence Overbay, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Kingsport Cemetery, Kingsport.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cartertrent.com.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Garrett family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred (Lane) Parker Garst

FALL BRANCH - Mildred Lane Parker Garst, 75, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 8, 2006) after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in the Kingsport area for most of her life. She was retired from Burlington Coat Factory after several years of service, where she worked in sales.

She was previously a member of Community United Methodist Church for a number of years, before moving to Fall Branch where she became a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Parker; and her parents, Curtis and Monnie Herron Lane.

She is survived by her loving husband, Bobby D. Garst, of the home; two daughters, Jeannie Williams and husband Alan of Kingsport, and Jo Ann Barrett and husband Pat of Fall Branch; five grandchildren, Wesley Williams, Eric Williams, Sarah Barker, Matt Barker and Stacey Barrett; brothers, Charles Lane of Texas, and L.D. Lane of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., with Pastor Joe Baker officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bertha (Elam) Page Gent

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Bertha Page Gent, 86, 1012 Pennsylvania Ave., died Sunday (Feb. 28, 1999) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Russell County, Va., and had resided in Bristol for the last 22 years. She was retired from J.P. Stevens Company and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fletcher K. Page ; a daughter, Brenda P. Crawford; three sons, Loyd J. Page , John Henry Page and Coy Allen Page .

Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Gent, Bristol; a daughter, Doris Arnold, Mainville, Ohio; two sons, Donnie Ray Page and Robert Porter Page , both of Kingsport; two stepdaughters, Jackie Gent and Diane Gent; a stepson, Dennis Gent, Bristol; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Bishop, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown chapel or anytime at the home of the son, 801 Ross St.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gaither Townsend officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Victoria (Osborne) Gentry

GREENEVILLE - Mary O. Gentry, 78, of Greeneville, died Friday evening (April 9, 2004) at Laughlin Memorial Hospital after a sudden heart attack and stroke at the home of her daughter.

She grew up in Virginia and was the daughter of the late Loring and Lillie Osborne of Scott County, Va. She married Causie Gentry in 1946.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Causie Gentry; five brothers, Lloyd "George" Osborne, Arlie Wilson Osborne, Solomon Osborne, Nathaniel Osborne and David Osborne; and two sisters, Margie Osborne and Roxie Osborne.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Carroll and Maria E. Gentry of Greeneville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Donnie Bible of Mosheim; three grandchildren, Casey Freshour, Russell "Rusty" Mays and Matthew Gentry; a step-grandson, Boddie Bible; a sister, Anna Mae Riner of Kingsport; a brother, Kenneth Osborne of Cleveland, Ohio; and a very special friend, Robert "Jack" Thacker of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rose Hill Funeral Home, Greeneville.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with interment in GraceLand Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Don Alexander will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Carroll "Duke" Osborne, Bobby Thurman, Ray Watson, Jimmy Kilgore, Bob Schubel, Russell Mays, Tim Dearstone and Jimmy Skidmore.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Everett Gibbons, M.D.

ROGERSVILLE - William Everett Gibbons, M. D., age 85, of 206 Dobson Drive, Rogersville, Tenn., died Friday (July 27, 2007) at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, Rogersville, Tenn., following an extended illness due to Alzheimer's Disease.

Dr. Gibbons was a prominent physician of Hawkins County, having received his Golden Graduate certificate in Oct. 1998 and 50 year pin from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, Tenn., in recognition of his 50 years of medical practice.

He was born in Mills, New Mexico and as a child lived in New Mexico, Arkansas and Missouri.

He attended premedical school at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., and the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex.

Dr. Gibbons attended medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tenn., graduating in 1948. He served his internship at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

He first established a medical practice in southwest Virginia to work with a coalfield doctor, Joshua P. Sutherland, M.D., in Grundy, Va., in 1951.

He was recalled by the Navy in 1952 and served two years in the Navy Medical Corps (Dec. 1952 - Oct. 1954 having served at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii), after having served in the U. S. Navy Sept. 1943 - June 1946. After discharge, he came to Rogersville in 1954 and was employed by TVA in the medical clinic at John Sevier Steam Plant.

Dr. Gibbons went into private practice one year later at the suggestion of Dr. Walter L. Goforth, Rogersville physician.

In 1959 he went back to school for a year of post graduate training in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia. There he was a member of the Phi Rho Sigma.

He remained active in general practice and had a large obstetrical practice, delivering approximately 3,600 babies during his career. He gave up his ob practice in 1984 because of his health but continued his general practice until 1988.

During his years of practice, Dr. Gibbons was a Life Time Member of the Southern Medical Association, a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, the Hawkins County Medical Society, and a charter member of the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital medical staff. He served as the medical advisor for the Hawkins County Department of Human Services Child Abuse Board, the local Cancer Society and was the Hawkins County Medical Examiner for 23 years. When he retired the Medical Examiner post, he had held that position longer than any other in the state of Tennessee. He also served as the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital Lab Director from 1961-1988.

He was honored by the Rotary Club and presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award for "Service Above Self' September 27,1990. He was recognized by the Modem Woodmen of America Camp 15413 for his outstanding service to the community June 30, 1991.

Dr. Gibbons retired from his private medical practice, July 1, 1988. However, he was called out of retirement by J.B. Howe, executive director of the Rural Health Consortium and joined the Rogersville Medical Clinic on Feb. 5, 1991 to fill in for Dr. Josie Marcelo while she served in Operation Desert Storm. He last retired in December 1993.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rogersville since he first came to Rogersville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edmond and Ruby Lavina Everett Gibbons; infant sister, Fern Lavinia Gibbons; his first wife of 11 years, Eula "Mae" Mullins Gibbons of Haysi, Va.; son-in-law, Jerry Helton; brothers-in-law, Tommy Cane, Donald Price, Bill Chandler, Aubrey Fuller and Donald Crawford.

Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Davis Gibbons, of the home; a son, William Patrick Gibbons and wife "Sasha" Alexandra S.; and three daughters, Sandra A. Kelley and husband, George, Martha B. Kaczmarek and husband Bob, and Mary G. Turner; two grandchildren, Matthew Black and Bethanna A. McCormick and husband Ray; three step grandchildren, Illya Igororvich Gryngauz, Ben Kelley and Erika K. Myers; two great grandchildren, Noah McCormick and Tabetha McCormick; three step great grandchildren, Brandon and Connie Kelley, and Iasiah Myers, all of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, Raymond Royce Gibbons, Ft. Forth, Tex. and Glen Arlon Gibbons and wife Lucille, of Chula Vista, Calif. and his faithful companion, his Boston Terrier, "Maggie," given to him by Jeffrey and Amanda Gunter.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. Robert Riley officiating, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Rogersville.

Music will be provided by Justin Nelson, Music director at First Baptist Church of Rogersville.

Honorary pallbearers, Hawkins County Medical Society, Rodney Price, Gene Hawks, Joe G. Price, William Pack, Don Broome, George Morgan, Rex LaRoy, Raymond Absher, Walter L. Goforth, M.D., Andrew Johnson, M.D., Larry Elkins, M.D., and Daniel Carroll, M.D.

Pallbearers, Vic Wolfe, Mitchell Wolfe, Brian Russell, Mack Brooks, John Brooks, Henry E. Price, Randy Price, and Jeffrey Gunter.

The Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard will conduct military graveside honors 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church TV ministry.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is serving the Gibbons family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alba Lou Esaline (Strong) Clark Gibson

GATE CITY, Va. - Alba Esaline Gibson, 68, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 1, 2000) at her residence.

Born in Scott County on Dec. 25, 1931, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Bessie Elizabeth Perkins Strong. She retired from the Scott County School System after 25 years of service. She was presently employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Gate City.

Mrs. Gibson was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Alexander Clark; two sisters, Rebecca Ellen Strong and Beatrice Berniece Strong; and brothers, Willard Strong and Roy Strong.

Surviving are her husband, Wilbur (Bill) Gibson, Gate City; daughters and sons-in-law, Ada and Jerry Vermillion, Georgetown, Ky., Karen and Earl Babb, Norton, Va., Glenita and Allen Godsey, Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Teresa Clark, St. Paul, Va.; sisters and brother-in-law, Lena and Paul Ferguson, Mannie Lewis, and Mary Sims, all of Gate City, Ostia Barber, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, George Elmer and Kate Strong, Bristol, Va., Marion and Juanita Strong, Kingsport, Frank Strong, Gate City; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bishop G.D. Peters officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Lee (Gilly) Gibson

KINGSPORT - Anna Lee Gibson, 69, died Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Gibson was raised in Powell Valley and lived over 40 years in Kingsport. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for her husband's business. She was the daughter of John and Nellie Gilly.

She was a member of Cedar View Methodist Church in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Gilly; brothers, Veron Gilly and Emory Gilly.

Surviving are her husband, Maynard Gibson, Kingsport; mother, Nellie Poole Gilly, Big Stone Gap, Va.; a daughter, Janice Quillen, Kingsport; son, Christopher Gibson, Kingsport; grandchildren, Travis Jones, Tammy Caudell and Ian Gibson; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny Gilly Jr., and Wade Gilly, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; sisters, Nila Rines, Big Stone Gap, Va., Audrey Meroney, Bermuda Run, N.C., and Edna Gilly, Big Stone Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va., and from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Cedar View Methodist Church in Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Jim Fields officiating.

Burial will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty (Spears) Dillard Gibson

KINGSPORT - Betty Dillard Gibson, 81, 534 Jersey Street, went to sleep in Jesus at 10:20 p.m. Sunday (March 4, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Gibson was a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Dillard; second husband, Hady Gibson; a son, Kenneth Dillard; her parents, Claude and Leola Spears; two sisters, Ann Spears and Claudia Fincher; three grandchildren, Mike Forbes, Regina Forbes, Joshua Sanlin; a special nephew, Jimmy Forbes; and a daughter-in-law, Gilbretta Dillard.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Dennis Harris, Johnson City, Phyllis Forbes, Chattanooga; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Ellen Dillard, Kingsport, Charles Dillard, Kingsport, Ronald and Sandra Dillard, Church Hill; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Lemaire, Indianapolis, Ind., Jean Spears, Erlanger, Ky., Marie Cole, Mount Carmel; and two brothers, Bill Spears, Nokomis, Fla., Clarence Spears, Pinellas, Fla.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, or any time at the home of a son, Robert Dillard, 1353 Ridgecrest Avenue, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Everett Lett officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be given to the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1734 Forest View Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy M. Gibson

DUFFIELD, Va. - Billy M. Gibson, 71, of the Fairview Road, went to rejoice and sing with the Lord Thursday afternoon (Feb. 22, 2007).

He was born Feb. 8, 1936 in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late William Walker and Bessie Frazier Gibson. He retired after 37 years of service at Holliston Mills of Hawkins County.

He was a member of Kaylors Chapel Central Baptist Church.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by his family and the many friends and neighbors he met along his life's journey.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Hubert Gibson.

He is survived by his wife of 48 wonderful years, Betty Berry Gibson, of the home; two sons, Alan Gibson and wife, Karen of Church Hill and Phillip Gibson and wife, Tammy of Duffield, Va.; one granddaughter, Destiny Hope Gibson of Duffield, Va., who was the light in his eyes; one sister, Della Marie Lane of Lebanon, Ohio; one brother, Olen Gibson and wife, Shirley of Dayton, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other family members including a special cousin, Evelyn Qualls of Kingsport; along with many friends to numerous to list.

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

The funeral service will follow in the funeral chapel with Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor David Kern and Rev. Kelvin Bishop officiating.

Music will be provided by Garry and David Hood and the choir of Kaylors Chapel.

Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Necessary Cemetery in the Fairview community of Duffield, Va., with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Those wishing to attend may meet at the funeral home by 9:40 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Rhoton, Kent Russell, Dale Berry, Jimmy Qualls, J.R. Gibson and Craig Mendenhall.

Honorary pallbearers will be H.M. Sloan, Kenny Hammond, Kenneth Davis, James Berry and Carl Gibson.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Eckel Gibson

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors. 
Father of Minnie Pearl Lambert. Very brief obituary in Times-News. Born in Scott Co.

Pennington Gap, Va. - Eckel Gibson , 89, Pennington Gap, Va., died on Monday (Dec. 25, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Province Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday from the Sanctuary of Province Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va.

Submitted by Don Lane

Emily May (Barnett) Gibson

GATE CITY, April 3, (AP) - The funeral of Mrs. Emily Gibson, 36, resident of the Big Moccasin Valley section, was conducted from the home yesterday with interment in Gibson cemetery.

Mrs. Gibson died at her home at 3 p. m. Saturday [4/1/1939] following a brief illness. She was the daughter of Thomas Barnett and Belle Duncan Carnett and a member of the Holiness church.

KINGSPORT TIMES, MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1939

Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn Laura (Lucus) Gibson

 

Gate City, VA – Evelyn Laura Gibson, 91, of Gate City, Virginia passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center’s Wilcox Hall (Kingsport, TN). Mrs. Gibson was born August 23, 1921 in Scott County, VA. She was the daughter of the late Lee Lucas and Laura Dooley Lucas. Mrs. Gibson was of the Baptist faith. She attended Cassell’s Chapel (Dungannon,VA). She enjoyed playing Bingo and quilting. Mrs. Gibson also loved to harvest and eat fresh vegetables from the garden. She loved her children and family with all her heart. She was also known as having the favorite saying, “If it’s not one thing, it’s two!”

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gibson is preceded in death by 4 children, Essie Lee Gibson, Ervin E. Gibson, Jr., Earnest Gibson, and Judy Ward; 3 grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, and other family members.

Survivors of Evelyn Laura Gibson include her 7 daughters, Almeda Lawson and husband Hagan (Gate City, VA), Cassie Hensley (Nickelsville, VA), JoAnne Musick and husband Hubert (Castlewood, VA), Patsy Beavers and husband L.C. (Pennsylvania), Mary Stephens and husband Roy (Wabash, IN), Sheila Fields (Kingsport, TN), and Doris McConnell (Gate City, VA); 1 son, Jimmy Gibson and wife Kathy (Kingsport, TN); 25 grandchildren including special grandson, Mike Nickels and wife Pat; over 50 great and great great grandchildren; special friend, Darlene Lucas.

The family of Evelyn L. Gibson will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA).

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Cassells Chapel (Dungannon, VA). Preacher Danny Darnell and Rev. Joe Roberts will officiate. Music will be provided by the Cassell’s Chapel Singers. The family will receive friends for one hour (beginning at 10:00 a.m.) prior to the start of the service.

A graveside service will be held at Holston View Cemetery on Saturday, December 29, 2012, following the conclusion of the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Tyler Lawson, Pete Beavers, Mike Nickels, Doyle McConnell, Barnie Fields, Doyle Gibson, Jason Hensley, and Eddie Nickels.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lakeisha, Chris, Abby, Hailey, Tyler, and Lindsey.

Serving the family of Evelyn L. Gibson is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

George "Lidge" Gibson Jr.

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - George "Lidge" Gibson, Jr. went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2001).

Born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 1, 1932, he was the son of the late George and Lorena Nickels Gibson.

He was well-known for his love and devotion to his family and was always ready to help anyone in need. He was a member and deacon of God House Independent Church.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Pauline Masey and brother, Eugene Gibson, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his loving wife, Kate Gibson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Carolyn Gibson, Gale and Trish Gibson and Jeff and Cherylene Gibson, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Jim and Tina Gibson, Gate City, Va.; nine grandchildren, Eddie Lee, Michael Gibson, Tim Gibson and wife, Leslie, Jeffery Gibson, Josh Gibson, Brittany Gibson, Richard Phipps, Cybil Phipps and Lindsey Gibson; one great-grandchild, Timothy Blake Gibson; sisters, Phyllis Sluss, Dungannon, Va., Kathleen Gillenwater, Clinchport, Va., Maxie Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mary Adams, Kingsport; brothers, Ralph Gibson, Gate City, Va., and Kyle Gibson, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Thursday and will also receive friends today at the residence of George and Carolyn Gibson and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

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

The Hood Family will provide music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday at the Gibson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hester Mae "Granny" Housewright Derrick Gibson

KINGSPORT - Hester Mae "Granny" Housewright Derrick Gibson, 88, a resident of Sunbridge Brookhaven Health Care Center, and a former resident of Route 3, Gate City, Va., went to be with Jesus at 5:50 p.m. Monday (Sept. 18, 2000) at the center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had resided there her entire life until moving to Kingsport three years ago. She was a daughter of the late William and Easter Fields Housewright.

Mrs. Gibson was a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Grady Derrick; her second husband, A.G. Gibson; four brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Nannie Rhoton Dean and Joe Dean, Mary Morrison Vaughn and Farley Vaughn, and Dorothy Walters, all of Kingsport, and Dora and Johnny Estepp, Gate City; three sons and daughters-in-law, William "Robert" and Sylvia Derrick, Church Hill, Thomas and Roma Derrick, and Elizah and Sue Derrick, both of Kingsport; one sister, Allie Coeburn, Kingsport; 31 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, and at other hours at the residence of a son, Thomas Derrick, 1868 Forest View Drive, Kingsport, or the residence of a daughter, Dora Estepp, Route 619, Ft. Blackmore Road, Gate City, Va.

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

Burial will follow in the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Homer Luther “Duke” Gibson III

CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Homer Luther (Duke) Gibson III, 25, 442 Richmond St., Dunedin, Fla., formerly of Castlewood, Va., died Monday (May 16, 1988) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., as the result of a motorcycle accident.

A native of Washington D.C., he graduated from Castlewood High School in 1979 and attended Adams Chapel Baptist Church, Castlewood, Va.

He was employed as a carpet installer.

Surviving are his father, Homer L. Gibson Jr., Castlewood Va.; his mother, Mrs. Marian Smith Gibson, Castlewood, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Klejnot, Castlewood, Va. and Mrs. Kay Buckner, Maryville; three brothers, Charles Lynn McElroy, Castlewood, Va., David Allen McElroy, Bristol, Va. and Wade McElroy, Dunedin, Fla.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Scott County
Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of his mother, Route 2, Castlewood, Va. or at the residence of his father, Route 2, Castlewood, Va.

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

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

(Some of his mother’s Scott Co ancestral families – Smith, Moore, McConnell, Dougherty, Quillen)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane (from J.N. Adams’ collection)

Jack Gibson

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Jack Gibson, 21, died at his home here at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Scott County Sheriff C. H. Haynes reported.

Gibson shot himself with a shotgun at a crib near his home, Haynes said. He left a short note, indicating despondency over personal problems.

Gibson is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dona Gibson, Ft. Blackmore, Rt. 1, his father, Tillman Gibson, Ft. Blackmore : four sisters. Mrs. Ben Christian and Mrs. H. C. Musick, both of Gate City, Mrs. Gerald Atherton, Cleveland, and Miss Anna Ruth Gibson, Ft. Blackmore; six brothers, Millard Gibson, Gate City, T. M. Gibson and Bobby Gibson, Wichita, Kan., Fred Gibson, James Gibson and Glenn Gibson, all of Ft. Blackmore; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Gibson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Peter's Chapel in the Strong Community. The Rev. Lester Smith, the Rev. Volley Thacker and the Rev. John Mosley will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The body was to have been taken from the Scott County Funeral Home to the home between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday.

Kingsport Times, Monday, April 20, 1959
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane

James Harvey Gibson

Gate City, Va.—Funeral services for James Harvey Gibson, 82, have been set for 2 p. m. Wednesday afternoon at the Grassy Creek Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Point Truth Cemetery, with the Rev. Ray Hodges, the Rev. Walter Glover and the Rev. Robert Dingus officiating.

Mr. Gibson is survived by a son, W. M. Gibson of Gainesville, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Wampler of Nickelsville and a brother, F. M. Gibson of Bristol. His wife, Emma Nichols Gibson died a few years ago.

Kingsport Times-News; August 13, 1947

Johnny Wayne Gibson

Church Hill - Johnny Wayne Gibson, 59, of Church Hill, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (July 5, 2012). Born in Hiltons, VA on April 23, 1953, but had resided most of his life in the Kingsport area. Johnny graduated from Gate City High School and served in the United States Air Force and was employed by Brock Services until his death. He will be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Shirley Gibson; his grandparents Oscar and Loria Gibson and Albert and Hesby Castle.

Johnny is survived by his mother, Sylvia Cross of Kingsport; sister Joyce A. Pruitt of Kingsport and brothers Junior Allen Gibson and wife Mary Jo of San Antonio, TX and Joe Richard Gibson and wife Pam of Rogue River, OR; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins as well as special friends Larry Wilson and Lori English.

The family will receive friends from 4 pm - 7 pm Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Highway 23N, Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will follow at 7 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Buford Blankenbeckler officiating. Music will be provided by Marlow Tackett and Dennie L. Haynes.

A military graveside service will be held at 11 am on Monday at the Gibson Cemetery in Snowflake, VA with the American Legion Post # 3/265 conducted the rites. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 am for procession to the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601 or the Humane Society of Hawkins County, PO Box 217, Rogersville, TN 37857.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Judy Arlene (Taylor) Gibson

GATE CITY, Va. - Judy Arlene Gibson, 36, of Daniel Boone community, passed away Saturday (Jan. 15, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Sullivan County on April 28, 1968 and was employed with the City of Kingsport in the finance department.

Mrs. Gibson was a member of Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church and taught the preschool Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Charles and Ruby Blessing; paternal grandparents, Logan and Eliza Click Taylor.

Surviving are her husband, Kyle Wesley Gibson of the home; daughter, Tiffani Meshayla Gibson of the home; parents, James and Irene Taylor, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Rodney Taylor, Taylor, Tex., Alan Taylor, Helendale, Calif.; father-in-law, Lewis Kyle Gibson, Gate City, Va.; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Hall and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Gibson, Steve Weller, Joey Blessing, C.J. Blessing, Don Taylor, and Eddie Taylor.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Julia Ann (Rhoton) Berry Gibson

Julia Ann Rhoton Berry Gibson, 90, of Weber City, VA, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Tivis and Melinda Rhoton; husband, Harry Gibson; siblings, Nora Lyons, Walter Rhoton, Georgia Rhoton, Bee Rhoton, Everett Rhoton, Daniel Rhoton, Dave Rhoton, Frank Rhoton, and Mitchell Rhoton; and good friend, Ray Hackney.

Survivors include her children, Norma Ruth (Charles) Brewster, Mildred (Gary) Malott, Susan Imogene (Dave) Poffenberger, and Nancy Lee (Bob) Brackett; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Amanda Adams and Eula Massengill; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Rhoton.

A visitation will be held in Kettering, OH on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2 PM to 4 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home (South Chapel). The funeral service will follow with Pastor Michael Daniel officiating. A following visitation will be held Monday, July 2, 2012 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will be held at 1 PM in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Interment will follow in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is serving the Julia Ann Rhoton Berry Gibson family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lewis Cesco Gibson

GATE CITY -- Lewis Cesco Gibson, 88, Rt. 2, Gate City (Copper Creek Community), died at home at 9 a.m. Saturday [1/11/1969].

He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Scott County.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Gibson, Gate City: six daughters, Mrs. Dona Gibson and Mrs. Victor Gibson, both of Gate City, Mrs. Thurman Castle, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Armeray Castle, Dungannon, Va., Mrs. Matthew Lucas Jr., Wabash, Ind., and Mrs. Fred Elliot, Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, Corbett, Oscar, and Junior Gibson, all of Gate City; 53 grandchildren and 89 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangemenls will he announced later by Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 12, 1969

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lewis Cesco "Junior" Gibson Jr.

Rev. Junior Gibson, 91, of Gate City, VA., went to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday April 1, 2012 at Indian Path Hospital. He was of the Holiness faith.

Mr. Gibson was born in Scott County, VA on April 23, 1920 to the late Cisco and Mary Gibson.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gibson is preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Monnie Gibson, with whom he shared 33 years. Also surviving are his sons, Harless Gibson of Dungannon, VA, Wilburn (Wimp) and Judy Gibson of Gate City, VA, Roy (Ross) Gibson of Fairview, VA and Tim Gibson and Sherry Gibson of Weber City, VA; daughter, Anita Baker of Weber City, VA; four step-children who he raised and loved as if they were his own, Penny and David Bevins, Bristol, VA, Kim and Jeff Necessary, Nashville, TN, Randall and Myra Vanzant, Blackwater, VA, and Matthew and Sherry Vanzant, Blackwater, VA; grandchildren, Lisa, Johnny, Brett, DeAnna, Morgan, Tina, Quinten, Tony, Heather, Alisha, Beverley, Jennifer, Eddie, Nicolas, Ashley, Will, Amanda, Maranda, and Dylan; great grandchildren, Timothy, Justin, Cyrus, Isaiah, Honey Brooke, Matt, Chris, Anna, Ashley, Abby and Kenneth; great, great grandchildren, Sean and Nathan; and special friend caregiver, Roger Dingus.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012 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 Gene (Buddy) Edwards, Howard Edwards, and Otto Gibson officiating. Ronald and Louisa Hill will provide the music.

Military Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Tony Gibson, Quinten Gibson, Morgan Gibson, Kenneth Gibson, Randall Vanzant, Matthew Vanzant, Roger Dingus and Johnny Gibson will serve as pallbearers. The family asks for everyone to meet at the funeral home 12:15 to go in procession to the cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Junior Gibson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Marvin P. Gibson

BLOUNTVILLE. — Marvin P. Gibson, 79, of 598 County Home Rd., Blountville, Tenn., went home to be with Jesus on Thursday (June 12, 2008) at Greystone Healthcare Center, after a period of declining health.

Marvin was born in Scott County, Va., but had been a resident of East Tennessee most of his life. He was of the Apostolic faith, a farmer, and an avid coon hunter.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Flora Smith Gibson.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Gibson of the home; son, Tony Gibson, Kingsport; daughters, Norma (Bruce) Bennett of Mississippi, Virginia (Mike) Gardner, of Gray, Peggy (Rich) Trivett, of Bristol, Va.; brothers, Joe Gibson, of Sullivan Gardens, Gary (Pat) Gibson, Elmer (Charlotte) Gibson, both of Kingsport; sister, Addie Kress of Greeneville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert Meador, Kim Fairley, Michael Gardner II, Amanda Gardner; eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Tri-Cities Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Leroy Fleenor and Rev. Arthur Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Jack and Barbara Martin and Larry Ryans.

Burial will follow at Tri Cities Memory Gardens.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Marvin P. Gibson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Michael Wayne Gibson

KINGSPORT — Michael Wayne Gibson, 39, passed away Wednesday (April 22, 2009) in Kingsport.

He was born in Sullivan County and graduated from Gate City High School in 1987. He attended Roadside Mission Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Kayla Danielle Gibson, Duffield, Va.; son, Tyler Wayne Gibson, Duffield, Va.; stepdaughter, Molly Godsey, Kingsport; stepsons, Drew Compton, Weber City and Drake Kennedy, Weber City; parents, Charlie and Juanita Gibson, Snowflake community; sisters, Amy Gibson, Nickelsville, Va., Kim Gibson Hammonds, Sherry Gibson Layne and husband, Rob, Tammy Gibson Jennings and husband, Carl, all of Kingsport; nieces, Cheyenna Campbell and Morgan Campbell, both of Nickelsville, Va.; nephews, T.J. Casteel, Cody Hammonds, Garrett Layne and Gregory Layne, all of Kingsport; great niece, Gracie Casteel, Kingsport; special friends, Paul Gibson, Larry Bishop, Jessee McDavid, Grant Moore, Scott Arnold, Nikki Lane, Steve and Jill Warner and Diamond.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of his parents on Mineral Hill Road, Snowflake community.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gibson Family Cemetery, Snowflake community. Friends planning to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Paul Gibson, Grant Moore, Scott Arnold, Cody Hammonds, Larry Bishop, Steve Warner, Jessee McDavid, Tyler Gibson and Tim Carter .

Colonial Funeral Home is serving the Gibson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Phyllis (Cox) Gibson

CHURCH HILL - Phyllis C. Gibson, 66, of 102 Laurel Run Park Road, passed away Friday (June 22, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Gibson was a lifelong resident of Hawkins and Sullivan Counties. She was a member of McPheeters Bend Baptist Church and attended McFerrin United Methodist Church.

She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she received a B.S. and master's degree in education. She attended Union College in Barbourville, Ky., receiving a degree in administration.

She retired from the Hawkins County School System with 38 years of service and was assistant principal of Volunteer High School. She was active in the CASA Organization and the ladies auxiliary of the Goshen Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reese Gibson; and parents, G.K. Cox and Ida Bell Cox Hobbs.

Survivors include one aunt, Maxie Neely, Weber City, Va.; cousins, Reginald Neely, Weber City, Va., Margaret Matherly, Kingsport, John Neely, Gray, and Susie Gilreath, Kingsport; stepbrother, Jim Hobbs, Georgia; stepsister, Annette Hobbs, Maryland; chosen sister, Jannie Lane, Kingsport; and special friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Church Hill Memory Gardens with the Rev. Gale Flanary officiating.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Simpson, Lynn Ward, Bill Lyons, Tim Simpson, Gary Burchfield, Keith Gibson and John Keith Gibson.

Honorary bearers will be friends and neighbors.

The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Reese and Phyllis Gibson Scholarship Fund, c/o Clyde Brooks, 310 Maple Avenue, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642, or the CASA Organization, 317 Shelby Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Victoria (Gibson) Gibson

GATE CITY, Va. -- Victoria Gibson, 79, Route 6, Gate City, Va., died Friday (March 30, 1990) at her residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a homemaker and of the Holiness faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Gibson; her parents, L.C. "Cesco" and Mary Gibson; and a brother, Corbit Gibson.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Henry (Geneva) France, Mrs. Coy (Edith) Lane and Mrs. Edd (Phyllis) Reed, all of Gate City, Mrs. Marvin (Dorothy) Hammond and Mrs. Olene Wright, both of Kingsport; three sons, Billy Ray Gibson and Earnest Lee Gibson, both of Gate City, Otto Gibson, Duffield, Va.; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Dona Gibson and Learoia Elliott, both of Gate City, Eliza Castle, Fort Blackmore, Va., Magdalene Castle, Dungannon, Va., and Lillie Lucas, Ark.; two brothers, Junior Gibson and Oscar Gibson, both of Gate City.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home, and anytime at the home of the son, Earnest Gibson, Route 6, Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dwayne Williams and the Rev. G.D. Peters officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

From Kingsport Times-News of Monday, April 1, 1990

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wilburn Issac Gibson

Wilburn Issac "Wimp" Gibson, 60, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Wimp was born in Scott County, VA on February 24, 1953 to the late Junior and Alma Peters Gibson.

In addition to his parents, his infant brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Judy Joyner Gibson, Gate City, VA; daughter, Tina Hopson and husband, Daniel, Gray, TN; sons, Morgan Gibson and wife, Tina, Gate City, VA and Quentin Gibson and wife, Kayla, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Kenneth Gibson, Abbie Hopson, Cyrus Gibson, Isaiah Hopson, and Casen Harmon; sister, Anita Baker, Weber City, VA; brothers, Harless Gibson, Dungannon, VA, Roy "Ross" Gibson, Fairview, VA, and Tim Gibson and wife, Sherry, Weber City, VA; special friends, George Howard and Onnie Childers; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2013 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Otto Gibson and Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Kenneth Gibson will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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

The family would like to give a special thanks to his doctor and great friend, Dr. Beth Fox.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Gate City Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wilburn "Wimp" Gibson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Edgar Morris Giles

KETTERING, Ohio - Edgar Morris Giles, 86, went to be with the Lord Thursday (May 11, 2006) at Hospice of Dayton.

Born Feb. 2, 1920 in Duffield, Va., Edgar retired from General Motors in 1977 with over 30 years of service. He was a long-time dedicated member and deacon of Fairview Primitive Baptist Church in Bellbrook.

Edgar was a loving husband, father and grandpa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Giles; sister, Mattie Davis; and brothers, Everett and Maynard Giles.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Ella; sisters, Juanita Bowen, Maysie Roberts and Ruth Dishner; brothers, Rev. Otto and John Giles; sons, Carroll (Janice) and Charles (Pam) Giles; grandchildren, Gary (Julie), Jeff (Holly), Sarah Giles and Rachael (Gregory) Adkins; great-grandchildren, John, Adam, Katie, Gabe and Gracen Giles and Bradley and Luke Adkins; and many other relatives in Ohio, Virginia and Tennessee.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Gaylor and his staff for their loving care and treatment during his courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Routsong Funeral Home, Kettering, Ohio.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Primitive Baptist Church on Ferry Road in Bellbrook, Ohio with the Rev. Otto Giles officiating.

Burial in Fairview Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fairview Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2353 Ferry Rd., Bellbrook, Ohio 45305.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley Dianna (Taylor) Thompson Laney Giles

GATE CITY, Va. - Shirley Dianna Taylor Giles, 52, passed away Sunday (Dec. 21, 2003) at the residence of her sister in Kingsport.

She was born in Sullivan County on Oct. 26, 1951, a daughter of the late James O. Taylor and Nellie Ramey Taylor.

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

Surviving are her sons, Jonathan Thompson, Gate City, Va., Colby Thompson, Kingsport; special stepson, Shawn Laney, Gate City, Va.; stepgrandson, Chadwick Poole, Weber City, Va.; sisters, Sandra Arnold, Kingsport, Louise Jackson, Ecorse, Mich., Patsy Jo Connors, Ft. Smith, Ark.; brother, Gary Taylor, Duffield, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of her sister, Sandra Arnold.

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

Music will be provided by Heavenly Peace.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma Virginia (Smith) Giles

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Thelma Virginia Smith Giles, 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield , Va.

Mrs. Giles was born in Scott County, Va. on May 18, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Wheeler and Emily Rhoton Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Giles; daughter, Emily Giles Beisser; and brother, Rev. Rufus Hood.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Jewell Horton, Kingsport, Tenn., Shirley and Wallace Russell, Spartanburg, S.C., Betty Bostic, Duffield, Va. and Barbara and Charles Martin, Terra Alta, W.Va.; son-in-law, Franz Beisser, Bedford, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell Giles, High Point, N.C., Billy and Phyllis Giles, Gate City, Va. and Danny and Angie Giles, Clinchport, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home of her son, Danny Giles.

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

Music will be provided by Nancy Rhoton and the Heavenly Heirs.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Franklin Cemetery , Purchase Ridge Community.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Banner R. Gibson

Mr. Banner Gibson, 75, Gate City, VA., passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Gibson was born in Scott County, VA, on February 14, 1937 to the late Dorothy and Haden Walter Gibson. He was of the Baptist faith and was a born again Christian. Banner was an avid Gardner and outdoorsman.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gibson is preceded in death by his brother Danny Gibson and granddaughter Tiffany Beth Gibson.

He is survived by his fiance', Joyce Hartman of Gate City, VA., ex-wife and mother to his children; Gladine Gibson of Gate City, VA., daughter; Annette Dingus and husband Billy of Gate City, VA., sons; Jimmy Dwayne Gibson and wife Lisa of Alley Valley Community, VA., and Jeff Gibson and wife Jeani of Yuma, VA., sisters; Louise Gibson of Kingsport, TN., Ollie Darnell and husband Teddy of Hiltons, VA., Judy Gillenwater and husband Carol of Gate City, VA., and Phyllis Gibson of Kingsport, TN., brothers; Carlos Gibson and wife Phyllis of Weber City, VA., and George Gibson and wife Debbie of Kingsport, TN., grandchildren; Robert and Christopher Qualls, Sara, Brandy, Brandon, Jessie, Emily and Melissa Gibson, and Melinda Carter, great-grandchildren Noah Hammonds, Landon, Scotty, Mason and Madison Carter, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Gate City Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating. Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers and George Lane.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gibson Family Cemetery in Snow Flake Community, VA. Jeff Gibson, Billy Dingus, Christopher Qualls, Jimmy Carter and William Carter will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the Gibson family requests donations be made to Gate City Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses for Banner Gibson.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Banner Gibson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Tillman M. "TM" Gibson Jr.

WICHITA, Kans. - Tillman "TM" Gibson, 73, died Sunday ( July 13, 2003 ) in Wichita , Kans. , where he spent most of his life.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1929 , and served his country in the Army. He retired from Harper Truck Service as a mechanical foreman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tillman and Dona Gibson; one sister, Virginia Faye Atherton; four brothers, Tom, Glen, Jack and Darrel Gibson.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Gibson, Kansas; children, Theresa, Linda, Randy, Cindy, Darcie, Kurk, Doug, all of Kansas; brothers, Bob Gibson, Kansas, Jim and Fred, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Maxie Musick, Florida, Mary Christian and Ruth Crooke, both of Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at All Faith Funeral Home, Wichita , Kans. , Thursday, July 17, 2003 .

Ashes were scattered at his favorite place, Fall River , Kans.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
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Herman Maynard Giles

DUFFIELD, Va. - Herman Maynard Giles, 90, died Monday ( June 25, 2001 ) at his residence after an illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he was a son of the late John B. (Sr.) and Pearl Fraley Giles. He was a retired chemical operator and attended the Flat Lick Community Church .

Mr. Giles was past president of the Duff-Patt Ruritan Club with 28 years of membership, and was a former director of the Scott County Farm Bureau for 12 years.

In addition to his parents, Mrs. Giles was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Dona Reynolds Giles; a brother, Everette Giles; sister, Mattie Davis, and two infant sisters.

Surviving are his sons, Joe and wife, June Giles, Tallahassee, Fla., Jack and wife, Diana Giles, Church Hill; daughters, Sue White Campbell, Glade Spring, Va., Ginsey and husband, Claude Dishner, Simpsonville, S.C., Betty and husband, Floyd Carter, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Morris and wife, Suella Giles, Dayton, Ohio, John (Jr.) and wife, Vera Giles, Rogersville, Rev. Otto and wife, Florence Giles, Bulls Gap; sisters, Juanita Bowen, Kingsport, Maysie and husband, Fred Roberts, Church Hill, Ruth Dishner, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Vicki O'Neal, Freddy White, Pam Ellis, Eddie Taylor, Randall Taylor, Lisa Dockery, Jeffrey Dishner, Shannon Giles and Mindy Barton; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special caregivers, Sam Robinette, Maggie Statzer and Ellen Collier.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Thomas Village Baptist Church in Duffield.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. Otto Giles, the Rev. Robert Legg and the Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating. Larry Dishner will provide the eulogy.

Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fraley Cemetery in Duffield.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Freddy White, Eddie Taylor, Randall Taylor, Jeffery Dishner, Shannon Giles and Michael Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Robinette, Pete Bowen, Bill Bowen, Jerry Legg, Jerry Fraley, Zane Carter and past members of the Duff-Patt Ruritan Club.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 267 , Duffield , Va. 24244 .

The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Carol Ann (Fuller) Gilkerson

July 10, 1968 - January 28, 2014

Carol Ann Gilkerson, 45, of Indianapolis, passed away January 28, 2014. Carol was born on July 10, 1968 to the late, Aubrey S. and Mollie A. (Davis) Fuller. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with an associate's degree in Nursing and during her career, she worked as a critical care nurse.

Carol had a big heart and will be lovingly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her son, Justin Gilkerson; sister, Sheri Vickery (Dan); aunts, Carolyn Gibbons and Martha K. Kite both of Rogersville, TN and Jean Crawford of Bossier City, LA; and close friend, Linda Garrison.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and grandmother, Georgia Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2013 in Flanner and Buchanan- Lawrence. Calling will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 4 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research.

(Carol’s great grandfather was David Bales Lane, born in Scott Co and lived in Hawkins Co, TN. David was a son of Samuel Patton and Elizabeth Victoria (Spivey) Lane of Scott Co who moved to Hawkins Co, TN before 1900.)

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center, Indianapolis, IN 46226, at http://flannerbuchanan.tributes.com

Submitted by Lea Ann Russell via Don Lane

Anne Mae (McConnell) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Anne Mae McConnell Gillenwater, 95, slipped away on Sept. 6, 2006, at Asbury Place at Baysmont, Kingsport.

She was born Dec. 4, 1910 in Scott County, Va., the daughter of William Leonard McConnell and Bertha Alice Smith McConnell.

We, her children, always enjoyed hearing stories of her childhood and the games the children played. She was the type of mother who could make any chore a joy as she taught her family the pleasure that comes in working together.

Even though Mother didn't attend college, she never lost her love for learning and was an avid reader for all her life. She read to us daily and made us love learning also. She loved the scriptures and in the evening after everyone was in bed, she would take out her Bible and read.

Mother and daddy had a long, happy life together. They were best friends as well as husband and wife. They enjoyed each other's company and did many things together, from golfing to camping to fishing.

Mother loved her home and family. Even though it was a humble home, she made it feel like a palace. There was no better cook, no better seamstress and truly no better mother anywhere. She took an active part in the community and church. She was a member of the Gate City Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for several years. She was also a Cub Scout den leader and a Girl Scout troop leader. She served faithfully for eight years in the Gate City Band Boosters Club. If there was ever a need for service in the community, Mother was one of the first to help. She helped prepare many meals for the Methodist Men's Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert Cossie Gillenwater in 1986; and two infant sons, Bobby Leon Gillenwater in 1932, and Leo Gillenwater in 1939; six sisters, Norma Eugenia Fogleman, Lelia Ruth Gillenwater, Alma Lileth Henry, Rita Claire Wilson, Evangeline Carroll and Bertha Alice McConnell; four brothers, Ralph Emerson McConnell, Samuel Patton McConnell, Miles Wilburn McConnell and William Leonard McConnell, Jr.

She is survived by two daughters, Myralin Anne Trayer (David), and Patricia June Mott (Dennis); one son, Richard Curtis Gillenwater (Janice); six granddaughters, Carol Trayer Orwin, Catherine Trayer Shafer, Dianne Trayer Norris, Melissa Mott Quattlebaum, Lora Mott Lee, and Kristy Gillenwater Nichols; 24 great-grandchildren, Genny Orwin Howser, Benjamin Orwin, Rick Orwin, Nathan Shafer, Noah Shafer, Seth Shafer, Nephi Shafer, Emily Shafer, Sarah Norris Hill, Siobhan Norris Pehrson, Joseph Norris, Brianne Norris, Hannah Norris, Larissa Norris, M'Kenzie Christiansen, Jessica Christiansen, Andrew Christiansen, Christopher Lee, Jonathan Lee, Max Lee, Asher Lee, Allyson Lee, Ansley Nichols, Abbey Nichols; five great-great-grandchildren, Max Howser, Logan Howser, Calvin Shafer, Kaya Call and Khayla Call; two sisters, Claudia Lee Ford and Ada Nell Hurt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is very grateful to the staff at Asbury Place at Baysmont for their tender, loving care of mother for the last five years.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Gate City United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. today. Rev. Joey Manis, Rock Springs United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Music will be provided by family members.

Viewing will be at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church or Rock Springs United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Annie (Cox) Gillenwater

GATE CITY - Annie C. Gillenwater, 90, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport at 12:10 a.m. Thursday [10/5/1972] after a lengthy illness.

She was a Methodist, a lifelong resident of Scott County and was employed by the Scott County Welfare Department until 1969.

A sister, Mrs. Verna Cox Thomas of Gate City, and several nieces and nephews survive.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Burial in the Holston View Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times, Fri., Oct. 6, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jean (Kendrick) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Betty Gillenwater, 74, entered into rest Sunday (Nov. 28, 2004) at her residence.

Mrs. Gillenwater was an active member of First Baptist Church, Nickelsville, Va. She was a volunteer in Christian Social Ministries, Midway community.

She was born Aug. 26, 1930 in Scott County, Va., to the late William Jasper and Zina Victoria Crook Kendrick.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Gillenwater in 1988; daughter, Candaca Lea Gillenwater; sisters, Nina Faye Lane, Estella Kendrick McCracken, Emma Ella Kendrick, Laura Kendrick Campbell and Norma Kendrick Pendleton; two brothers, Mode and John Jeff Kendrick.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Clayton McDavid, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Justin and Donna Gillenwater, Martin and Linda Gillenwater, both of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Helen Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Kate Strong, Bristol, Va. and Gertrude Hite, Kingsport; brother, William J. Kendrick Jr., Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Autumn Lee, Luke Kendrick, Chelsea Rachel, Jordan Mackenzie Gillenwater, Kandra Noel McDavid; several nieces, nephews and many friends; special caregivers, Rhonda Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Dr. Wesley V. Eastridge and wife, Joy, Gate City, Va.

The family will receive friends 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 the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Rev. Johnny Kendrick and Jack Troutman.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to make donations in Mrs. Gillenwater's name to First Baptist Church, Nickelsville, Va. or Tri-Cities ALS Support Team, P.O. Box 1124, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Ruth (Harris) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Betty Ruth Harris Gillenwater, 68, Route 7, died unexpectedly at her residence Thursday morning (Aug. 14, 2003).

She loved to travel and fish. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard William Harris and Maggie Wilcox Harris; one son, David Allen Gillenwater.

Surviving are one son, Carson Otis Gillenwater, Church Hill; special friends, Vernon Sims, Gate City, and Barbara Graham, Gate City.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Cecil Gillenwater

Dungannon, VA - Mr. Billy Cecil Gillenwater, 81, Dungannon, VA passed away, Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, VA.

Mr. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, VA on February 24, 1932 to the late Lorin Rayder and Lois Lavine Kaylor Gillenwater.

In addition to his parents, his grandson, Chadrick Lee "Skeeter" Gillenwater and sisters, Helen Riley and Beulah Osborne preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta Sue Gillenwater, Wise, VA; daughter, Penny Ann Gillenwater, Wise, VA; sons, Jimmy C. Gillenwater and wife, Christie, Coeburn, VA, Danny Ray Gillenwater, Wise, VA, and William Scott Gillenwater and wife, Mary Lou, Wise, VA; grandchildren, James Wesley Gillenwater, Coeburn, VA, Angelina Gillenwater, Coeburn, VA, and Daniel Gillenwater, Wise, VA; great granddaughters, Breana Gillenwater, Norton, VA and Sydney Linkous, Wise, VA; brothers, Clifford Gillenwater, Dungannon, VA and Jim Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Dungannon, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry Beavers officiating. Christie Gillenwater will provide the music

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Flanary Cemetery in the Hillstation community of Scott County, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the church at 10:30 a.m, to go in procession to the graveside service..

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Billy Cecil Gillenwater.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Gillenwater, Flanary, Peters, Frazier, Broadwater, Hill, Kilgore, Carter, Pendleton)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Bobbie Jean Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Bobbie Jean Gillenwater, 73, entered into rest Saturday (May 15, 2004) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

Ms. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, Va., on May 3, 1931, to Jake and Monnie Gillenwater.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jake Gillenwater in January 1992; an infant daughter; a sister, Rosa Mae Gillenwater; and brother, Robert Gillenwater.

Survivors include her mother, Monnie Lane Gillenwater, Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. Coy (Shirley) Butler, Kingsport, Mrs. Lonnie (Mary Ann ) Gray, Cicero Ill., Mrs. Ralph ( Juanita ) Egan, Gate City; six brothers, Howard and Glanelle Gillenwater, Gate City, Charles Gillenwater, Gate City, Rev. Edward and Iris Gillenwater, Berwyn, Ill., Virgil and Maria Gillenwater, Killeen, Texas, Gerald and Delilah Gillenwater, Kingsport, Tommy and Janice Gillenwater, Gate City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the mother's residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home by the Rev. Edward Gillenwater, the Rev. Coy Butler and the Rev. George Willis.

Pine Grove Harmony and Been 4 Given Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Brickey Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will be meeting at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Marvin Egan, Wesley Egan, Vance Egan, Jason Butler, Samuel Gillenwater, Daniel Gillenwater and Chad Gillenwater will serve as pallbearers.

Ray Gillenwater, Rick Bishop, Michael Gillenwater, Jamie Austin, Brian Griffin, John Senter, Worley Lane, Shawn Ketron and Derrick Ketron will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Steve Adkins and the staff of the Brian Center for their loving care.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Broadus Cecil Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. -- Broadus Gillenwater , 74, died Sunday (May 17, 1998) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 20, 1923, Mr. Gillenwater was the son of the late Rufus and Ethel Compton Gillenwater . He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company retiring on Jan. 1, 1984 after 38 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Brickey and Maxie Gillenwater ; and two brothers, Darius and Corbett Gillenwater .

Surviving are his wife, Maude Gillenwater , Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Faye) Vaughn, Duffield, Va., and Mrs. Billy (Phyllis) Giles, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Larry Gillenwater , Mount Carmel and Dickie Gillenwater , Kingsport; four grandchildren, Chad Giles, Jason Gillenwater , Brian Gillenwater and Angel Gillenwater ; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Brickey, Kingsport and Mrs. Alice Wallen, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Riley Boy officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

The family will meet at Gillenwater Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va., where graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Caldwell Gillenwater

KINGSPORT - Caldwell Gillenwater, 77, 101 Holcombe St., went to be with the Lord at his home at 4:30 a.m. Thursday ( Feb. 22, 2001 .

Born in Scott County , Va. , he was a resident of Kingsport for the past 40 years.

Mr. Gillenwater attended New Beginning Church of Jesus Christ.

His wife, Lilly Gillenwater preceded him in death in 1982. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Jerry and Lucion Gillenwater; his parents, Fate and Maranda Gillenwater; four sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are seven daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda Oaks, Shirley and Rev. Leonard Dixon, Shelby and Rev. Charles Thacker, Elizabeth and Roger Barnette, Peggy and Gary Bailey, Nellie and Tommy Hutson, Joann and Jason France, all of Kingsport; seven sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Susie Gillenwater, J.C. and Carol Gillenwater, L.C. and Cathy Gillenwater, Homer and Cheryl Gillenwater, Norman and Donna Gillenwater, all of Kingsport, Fred and Kim Gillenwater, Fall Branch and Carroll Gillenwater, of the home; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granchildren; one sister, Clarice Elliott, Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Thomas R. Benton officiating.

Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.

Kingsport Times-News
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Carol June (Eller) Gillenwater

MT. CARMEL - Carol June (Eller) Gillenwater, 59, of Mt. Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 2, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Bristol, Tenn., she moved to Hawkins County when she was fifteen years old. Mrs. Gillenwater was a member of Manville Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonah and Laura Sells Eller; sister, Louise Hale and brother-in-law, Dean Simpson.

She is survived by her husband, J. C. Gillenwater, of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Harer and husband Dennis, Kingsport; sons, Kenneth "Tommy" Gillenwater and wife Gina, Mt. Carmel, and Bobby Gillenwater and wife Kristie, Kingsport; grandchildren, Brandon Harer, Katharine Harer, Michael Harer, Jordan Gillenwater and Madison Gillenwater; sisters, Elizabeth Dishner and husband William, Mt. Carmel, Sue Johnson, Baltimore, Md., and Janice Simpson, Nashville; brother-in-law, Roy Hale, Mt. Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Joel Waldron and Bishop Hagan Webb officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Knoxville TN Office, 900 E. Hill Ave Suite 240, Knoxville, Tenn. 37915.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Carson Otis Gillenwater

Carson Gillenwater, 55, of Blountville answered when Jesus called him home Monday, May 10, 2010.

Carson attended Ridgeway Baptist Church and worked as a security guard for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Otis and Betty Gillenwater; brother, David Gillenwater.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Betty Sims and husband Junior of Blountville; special cousin, Nancy Harris of Hiltons, VA; special uncle, Don Gillenwater of Church Hill; uncles, Charles Gillenwater of Weber City, VA, Ronald Gillenwater of Church Hill; aunts, Cora Mae Gilbert of Church Hill, Juanita Buick of Kingsport, Elizabeth Bellamy of Kingsport, Anis Yokley of Gate City, VA; special friend Danny Dean of Weber City, VA.

The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Rogers officiating.

Burial will follow at Chestnut Flats Cemetery in Gate City, Virginia. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Catherine “Lucille” (Sanders) Gillenwater

Catherine “Lucille” Sanders Gillenwater, 85, of Weber City went to be with the Lord on Wednesday night ( June 15, 2011 ) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Virginia . She was a member of the Gate City Chapter # 116 Order of Eastern Star since 1965.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday ( June 17, 2011 ) at 1:00 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Casual dress is requested for the service. In lieu of flowers, treat someone in need during a difficult time.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Gillenwater family.

Carter- Trent Scott Co Funeral Home obituary at www.cartertrent.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Charity Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Quillen) Gillenwater

GATE CITY - Mrs. Charity Elizabeth "Lizzie" Gillenwater, 94, entered into rest Friday (Oct. 5, 2001).

Mrs. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, Va., on June 14, 1907, daughter of the late Riley and Nannie Crumbley Quillen. She was a homemaker and a member of Moore's Memorial.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Claude S. Gillenwater; a daughter, Nancy McConnell; son, Claude "Scott" Gillenwater Jr.; great-grandson, Michael Hall; sisters, Janie McConnell and Bertha Quillen; and brothers, Albert Quillen and Howard Lee Quillen, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Lois Shook, Big Stone Gap, Va.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Randell (Darlene) Gortney, Kingsport, Mrs. Tim (Sylvia) Hall, Gate City, and Mrs. Allen (Brenda) Dean, Mendota, Va.; one grandson, Jeffery Moore, Fort Myers, Fla.; three great-granddaughters, Jennifer Hall, Sharayah Dean and Asia Dean; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John Walters and Pastor Buford Blankenbeckler officiating.

Junior Smith and the Family Tradition will provide the music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles E. "Chuck" Gillenwater

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Charles E. "Chuck" Gillenwater, 68, went to be with Lord Tuesday (Aug. 3, 2004).

Mr. Gillenwater was born in Wood, Va., (Scott County), July 13, 1936. He had lived in Derby, Va., and attended Appalachia High School and lived in San Antonio for the past 22 years.

He went in at 17 years old, then retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post No. 4815.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle and Lola Gillenwater; and a brother, Don Gillenwater.

Surviving are his wife, Arlene Gillenwater; children, Charles E. Gillenwater Jr., and wife, Gaelyn, Cheryl Justice and husband, Ernie, Kim Maddox and husband, Ronald; stepdaughter, Jeanette Dowlearn and husband, Barrie; grandchildren, Brynna, Amber, Heather, Nicholas, Nathan, Chasity, Randall, James H. Gregg and wife, Misty; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Madyson; sisters, Nell Flanary, Dungannon, Va., JoAnn Pack, Wise, Va.; brother, Paul Carson, St. Louis, Mo.; and the mother of his children, Deloris Land.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio, Texas.

Services will be conducted at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Mission Park Funeral Chapels South.

Burial will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence Edgar “C.E.” Gillenwater

COCOA, Fla. - C.E. “Edgar” Gillenwater, 75, went to be with his Lord, May 8th after a short illness.

Edgar was born in Ft. Blackmore, Va., to the late Wales and Amanda Gillenwater. He served in U.S. Army as a medic, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He retired from Kennedy Space Center after 38 years, retiring from Pan American, 25 years and EG&G 13 years. Mr. Gillenwater received the Silver Snoopy in 1996.

He was a member of Orsino Baptist Church of Merritt Island .

He is survived by his loving family, wife of 53 years, Helen McDavid Gillenwater; their son Eddie and his wife Ruth; and his three grandchildren, Bryan, Clint and Jessica Gillenwater of Cocoa, Fla.; sisters: Venus Kimbler and Clarice McConnell of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Beulah Myles of Jonesville, Va.; brother: John Henry Gillenwater; many other loved ones and extended family.

A memorial service will be held at Peter's Chapel, Ft. Blackmore , Va. on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Sonny Starnes officiating.

Courtesy of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Scott Gillenwater Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Claude Scott Gillenwater Jr., 64, entered into rest on Thursday (Feb. 8, 2001).

He was born April 22, 1936 in Scott County, Va. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. and was a member of Moores Memorial Baptist Church. He was also in the Army Reserves.

He was a son of the late Claude Scott Gillenwater Sr.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Gillenwater McConnell; and one great nephew, Michael Wendall Hall.

Survivors include his mother, Charity Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gillenwater, Gate City; one sister, Lois Shook, Big Stone gap, Va.; three nieces, Mrs. Randell (Darlene) Gortney, Kingsport, Mrs. Timothy (Sylvia) Hall, Gate City, and Mrs. Allen (Brenda) Dean, Mendota, Va.; three great-nieces, Jennifer Hall, Sharayah and Asia Dean.

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

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cornelius V. “Neal” Gillenwater

Funeral for Neal Gillenwater, of Gate City Route 4, who died in a Winston-Salem, N. C. hospital Thursday [6/4/1959] at the age of 60, will be held at the Baptist Church in Weber City, Va., at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Dewey Mabard and the Rev. Paul Blessing will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Gillenwater was a lifelong resident of Scott County and had been a Tennessee Eastman Co. employe for 17(?) years.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Rosa Culbertson Gillenwater; five daughters, Mrs. Coy Bellamy, of Kingsport; Mrs. Ernest Yokely, Miss Juanita Gillenwater and Miss Linda Gillenwater, all of Gate City, and Mrs. Trelis Gilbert, Wichita, Kan.; six sons, George, Donald, Ronald and Charles, all of Gate City; J. C., Rogersville and Otis Gillenwater, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. V. R. Newland, Kingsport; Mrs. Robert Quillen, Dungannon, Va.; and Mrs. Daniel Sanders, Marion, Va.; four brothers, Oliver, Dungannon, W. O. and John, Fort Blackmore, Va., and Shealey Gillenwater, Portsmouth, Va.

Kingsport Times-News, Sun. June 7, 1959

Submitted by Don Lane

C. W. Gillenwater

C. W. Gillenwater, 91 of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Wexford House in Kingsport.

Born on January 4th, 1922, C. W. was a lifelong resident of Scott County. He was a veteran of WWII having served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for over 3 years. He worked at Mead for over 37 years and retired out of the machine shop. C. W. loved to listen to gospel singing and preaching on the radio and TV during his time of illness.

He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Gillenwater; his parents, John and Tempa Peters Gillenwater; a sister, Lovely Kendrick and husband Palmer; brothers, Arlow Gillenwater and wife Stella, Lowell Gillenwater, Solon Gillenwater, Bromell Gillenwater and Delmar Gillenwater.

C. W. is survived by his wife of 65 years, Clarice Dougherty Gillenwater; sons, Jerry Gillenwater and wife Karen and David Gillenwater and wife Karie; grandchildren, John Gillenwater, Steven Gillenwater, Lindsey Campbell and husband Jason and Mendy Hughes and husband Josh; great-grandsons, Noah Hughes and Camden Hughes; sister-in-law, Joan Enix and husband Randall; brother-in-law, Harold Dougherty and wife Pat; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gorman McMurray and Rev. Carl Rimer officiating. Music will be provided by Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church Choir.

A military graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery with the American Legion Post # 3/265 and the Virginia National Guard conducting the rites. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Darius Lee Gillenwater

Darius Lee Gillenwater, 64, Route 1, Ft. Blackmore, Va., died Monday evening  [8/13/1984] at the VA Mountain Home Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist church.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army,

He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Lane Gillenwater, Oct. 9, 1978.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Bonnie) Frank, Gate City, Va. and Mrs. Bud (Shirley) Howington, Nickelsville, Va.; six sons, Homer Carol Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Troy Lee Gillenwater, Rufus Wayne Gillenwater, Dallas Earl Gillenwater, Edwin Scott Gillenwater and Roger Allen Gillenwater, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; 12 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Stella Brickey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Ruby Brickey, Kingsport, Mrs. Maxie Gillenwater, Gate City, Va. and Mrs. Alice Wallen, Clinchport, Va.; and one brother, Broadus Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and at the resi­dence at any time.

Services will be conducted of 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the fu­neral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev, G. W. White officiating.

Burial will be in Gillenwater Cemetery, where military graveside services will be held by American Legion Post No. 3 of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, August 14, 1984

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Delmar "Del" Gillenwater

KINGSPORT — Delmar "Del" Gillenwater, 70, of Kingsport, took his Heavenly flight Tuesday (Feb. 24, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was a retired teacher and principal from the Hawkins County School System after 30 years of service. Del was an avid pilot, flight instructor, and commercial pilot — and for many years owner of — Horizon Aviation at Tri-Cities Airport. He managed the Hawkins County Airport for many years, was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and the Teammates Sunday School Class. He proudly served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Del was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Milo and Una Perry Gillenwater; and brothers, J.B. Gillenwater, Harold Gillenwater, Kirby Gillenwater, Gene Gillenwater and Jack Gillenwater.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Rogers Gillenwater of Kingsport; one daughter, Ginger Burton and husband, Kevin of Church Hill; a son, Dr. David Gillenwater of Cumming, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Anne-Sterling Rogers of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Andrew Burton and Sarah Burton; one sister, Peggy Cline of Mobile, Ala.; one brother, Coy Gillenwater and wife, Carol of New Orleans; and several special sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home of his wife Linda or the home of his daughter, Ginger and from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

A celebration of life service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Jack P. Weikel officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Diner at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Delmar "Del" Gillenwater.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dora Belle (Taylor) Gillenwater

Mrs. E. P. Gillenwater died unexpectedly at her home, 258 Hammond Avenue, at 4:30 a.m. Thursday [11/10/1949.] She was 70.

She had been ill only a few days. Born in Scott County, Va. Mrs. Gillenwater came to Kingsport 30 years ago.

A member of the First Baptist Church, she has served as a teacher in the primary department of the Sunday School for the past 28 years. A past matron of the Liberty Chapter No. 198 of the Eastern Star, she was also a member of the Dixie Study Club, Garden Club, Women's Missionary Society of the

Baptist Church, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the WCTU.

Survivors are her husband, one son, Ernest C. Gillenwater, both of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Cordia Starnes of Fort Blackmore, Va., Mrs. H. K. Owens of Gate City; two brothers, J. Mitchell Taylor of Rye Cove, Va., and C. N. Taylor of Kingsport; and one grandchild Jimmy.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. J. L. Trent officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Emmett Starnes, Malcolm Taylor, Ralph Taylor, Bascom Taylor, Roy Taylor and Shelia Beverly.

The body will be taken to the home at 2 p.m. Friday from the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Thurs., Nov. 10, 1949

Submitted by Don Lane

Ernest Clinton Gillenwater

Ernest C. Gillenwater, 71, 722 Holston St., died at 10 a.m. Friday [10/6/1972] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport since 1919. He was a Mason and had served as master of the Kingsport Lodge. He was also a Shriner and a member of the First Baptist Church.

He was employed in the Shipping Department at Tennessee Eastman Company for 30 years, retiring in 1964.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Guila Gillenwater; son, Jimmie Gillenwater of Kingsport; granddaughter, Elizabeth Gillenwater and grandson, Jimmie Gillenwater Jr.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.)

Kingsport News, Sat, Oct. 7, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Ethel Pauline Gillenwater

Ethel Pauline Gillenwater, 70, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, December 26, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Ms. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, VA on July 28, 1941 to the late Corbett and Maxie Viola Gillenwater.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Roy Dallas Gillenwater.

Surviving is her son, Tommy Gillenwater, Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Brandy Annett Gillenwater and Jon Parker, both of Louisville, KY; twin sister, Kathleen Darnell, Hiltons, VA and sister, Alice Mae Greene, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Lester Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN, B.C. Gillenwater, Gray, TN, and Corbett Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN; and a special niece, Marie Dean, Cedar Bluff, VA, several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. The family will go in procession at 11:00 a.m. to the cemetery.

Burial will follow at the Gillenwater Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA with the Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Pauline Gillenwater.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Garnie Solon Gillenwater

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Garnie Solon Gillenwater, 75, Ft. Blackmore, Va., entered into rest Saturday (April 8, 2006) at his residence.

Mr. Gillenwater was a son of the late Ezra Scott Gillenwater and Lela Quillen Gillenwater.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil M. Gillenwater, Eugene S. Gillenwater and infant brother, Ova Lee Gillenwater; one sister, Geneva Cousins.

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

He worked in law enforcement for the Scott County Sheriffs Department, Gate City Police Department and Weber City Police Department. Mr. Gillenwater served as chief of police of Gate City for four years, retiring after 16 years of service.

He was the terminal manager for Time/ DC Freight.

Surviving are his daughters. Lela Ann Gillenwater, of the home, and Carolyn Ann (Glen) Graham of Gate City, Va.; one sister, Gertrude Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Michael McDivitt and Kayla Gillenwater Dockery; four great–grandchildren, Jon McDivitt, Scarlet McDivitt, Gabriel McDivitt and Tristan Berry; several nieces and nephews; a special nephew and wife, Steve and Lisa Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; special friend and brother, James Fink.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of his sister, Gertrude Dockery.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wrightly Salling, Rev. George Willis and Rev. G. W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by Phillip Elliott, Toke Hensley, James (Babe) Lawson, Mary Ruth and Jim Lane.

Graveside services will follow on Wednesday with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post #3382 Charles Dewitt Byrd Post at the Strong Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Broadwater, Charles Elliott, Willie Dockery, Greg Gillenwater, Dave Dorton, Johnny Ross, Lonnie Spivey, Phillip Lane, J. R. Dougherty, and Chris Davidson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the local Virginia State Police, Ford Quillen, Larry Lewis, William Fugate, Terry Kilgore, Mickey Shull, John Qualls, Roderick St. Martin, Tucker Coleman, Jerry Dishner and John Kilgore.

Memorial contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation in honor of Mr. Gillenwater.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Gillenwater family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gary Paul Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Gary Paul Gillenwater, 32, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County, he was a maintenance mechanic with McCoy Motors of Kingsport and attended Midway Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Lula Owens and paternal grandparents, O.J. and Flora Gillenwater.

Surviving are his parents, Carl and Clyde Owens Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; three sisters, Janice "Ginger" Osborne, Gray, Deborah Blevins, Kingsport and Kim C. Hutchins, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Donnie "Rosy" Gillenwater, Rogersville and Greg Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; two nieces, three nephews, and several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of his parents, Carl and Clyde Gillenwater.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. Fletcher Fraysier officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Brothers-in-law will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Midway, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Fay Gillenwater

(From State News Services)

Gate City, Va. -- Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m for Georgia Fay Gillenwater, 14, who died Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport after a short illness from blood poisoning.

The Rev. J. W. Atkinson will officiate at the services, to be held at the home of the child's step-father, Harman Begley.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

Miss Gillenwater is survived by her mother, Mrs. Callie W. Gillenwater; three brothers, Palmer, of Baltimore, Md.; Glen, of Gate City, and Roby, of Fort Blackmore, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Poole, of Abingdon, Va.; Mrs. David Cook, of Bristol, Tenn.; Mrs. Pete Ledford, of Marion, N.C.; and Rue Gillenwater,  of Fort Blackmore.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, November 27, 1942)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Gertrude Dallas (Kimbler) Williams Gillenwater

KINGSPORT - Gertrude Dallas Kimbler, 88, entered into eternal rest Thursday (April 18, 2002) at the Wexford House, Kingsport.

Mrs. Kimbler was born in Scott County, Va. on March 29, 1914, daughter of the late Worley and Ida May Frye Kimbler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gillenwater; daughter, Shirley Jean Gillenwater; son, Donald Billy Gillenwater; granddaughter, Carolyn Ann Falin; great-grandson, Charles Scott Gillenwater; sister, Dora Starnes; brothers, Ellis, Ray and Clarence Kimbler.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Ula G. and Roy K. Falin , Clinchport, Va. and Pauline and Johnny W. Howell, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Lucille Barnette, Kingsport, and Dorthy Wolfe, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and one brother, Woodrow Kimbler, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Pauline Howell.

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

The Midway Quartet will provide the music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gertrude Hettie "Trudy" (Lane) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Gertrude "Trudy" Gillenwater, 89, passed away Monday (Nov. 29, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County on June 29, 1915, the daughter of the late K.M. and Pearl Quillen Lane. She was a homemaker.

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

She was a loving wife, mother, and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest L. Gillenwater in 1987; brothers, Herman Quillen Lane and Claude W. Lane. Surviving are her daughter, Debra Gillenwater, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gate City United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at the church at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Hensley, Walter Cassell, Richard Gillenwater, Sam Gillenwater, Terry Gillenwater, Terry Porter, Jerry Palmer, Chris Bayer.

In memory of Gertrude Gillenwater, memorial contributions may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, VA 24251 or charity of one's choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glenn Ray Gillenwater

KINGSPORT — Glenn Ray Gillenwater, 43, departed this life at his home in Kingsport on May 24, 2011 , after a lengthy illness.

Glenn was born June 9, 1967 . He was one of seven children born to Lloyd Kelly “Blondie” Gillenwater and Kathleen Gibson Gillenwater. Glenn spent his childhood in Dungannon, Va. , but had resided in Kingsport for several years. He was employed by Asplundh Tree Service until his illness.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Kelly “Blondie” Gillenwater; and one brother, Kelly “Ed” Gillenwater.

Glenn is survived by his daughter, Tiffany and husband, Jason, Kingsport; two grandchildren, who were the love of his life, Hannah and Bryson, who will always remember their loving “Poppy;” his mother, Kathleen Gillenwater, Dungannon, Va.; sister, Carolyn Castle and husband, Roy, Dungannon, Va.; brothers, Gary Gillenwater and wife, Norma, Kingsport, Wayne Gillenwater, Lewis Gillenwater and Donnie Gillenwater, all of Dungannon, Va.; several nieces, nephews, aunts uncles, cousins; many friends, especially Tommy and Joyce Salyer and Jimmy Sanders; and his caregivers, Phil and Lisa Minton, Marilynn Cole and Tiffany McCamy.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home following the visitation with Pastor Wayne Gilliam officiating and a eulogy to be given by Tommy Salyer.

Riners Chapel Baptist Church and Tommy Salyer will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Morrison City Methodist Church Cemetery . Family and friends are asked to meet at funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Jimmy Sanders, Jerry Necessary, Anthony Wolfe, Jack Gibson, David Fugate, Rocky Stacy, Mark Thompson and Stacy Castle will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mountain States Hospice for all their care and devotion during Glenn’s illness, especially Shawna Caudill, who stood behind us during this difficult time. The love and care you provided will always be remembered.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Glenn Ray Gillenwater.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glen S. Gillenwater

AKRON, Ohio -- Glen S. Gillenwater, 63, of 2232 Fourth Street, Akron, Ohio, died Sunday morning [ 4/3/1977 ] following an extended illness.

He was a native of Scott County , Va. , but had lived in Akron for the past 30 years.  He was a retired employe of the Firestone Rubber Company.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Easterling Gillenwater; one daughter, Colene Kropff, Margate, Fla.; one son, Raymond Gillenwater, Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Alley, Church Hill, Mrs. Hazel Cook, Bristol, Mrs. Inez Ledford, Morgantown, N.C., Mrs. Susie Ramsey, Roanoke, Va., and Mrs. Rue McKenney, Marion, N.C.; two brothers, Robie Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Palmer Gillenwater, Baltimore, Md.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Schlup Funeral Home in Akron is in charge.  Services will be conducted in Akron Wednesday.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, April 5, 1977)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Georgia Fay Gillenwater

Gate City, Va. (From State News Services) -- Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m for Georgia Fay Gillenwater, 14, who died Thursday [11/26/1942] at 7:30 a.m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport after a short illness from blood poisoning.

The Rev. J. W. Atkinson will officiate at the services, to be held at the home of the child's step-father, Harman Begley.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

Miss Gillenwater is survived by her mother, Mrs. Callie W. Gillenwater; three brothers, Palmer, of Baltimore, Md.; Glen, of Gate City, and Roby, of Fort Blackmore, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Poole, of Abingdon, Va.; Mrs. David Cook, of Bristol, Tenn.; Mrs. Pete Ledford, of Marion, N.C.; and Rue Gillenwater,  of Fort Blackmore.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, November 27, 1942)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Grady William Gillenwater

Grady William Gillenwater, 91, of Jacksonville died Sunday at his home.

He was the brother of Mary Ann Kellum of Swansboro.

Services will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville with the Rev. John Kerr officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park .

Other survivors include his wife, Evelyn Gillenwater; a son, William Dean Gillenwater; three daughters, Jane Rock, Shirley Farmer and Kathryn Pennington; a brother, Hagan Gillenwater of Savannah , Ga. ;

10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 6 to 8 at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville .

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Onslow Community Ministries, 600 Court St. , Jacksonville , NC 28540 .

(From 'The Tideland News' ( Swansboro , NC ) of February 18, 2009 )

The Tideland News ( Swansboro , NC )
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

 

Harold Wesley Gillenwater

KINGSPORT - Harold Wesley Gillenwater, 70, Moreland Drive, passed away Monday night (June 14, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 8, 1934 in Scott County, Va. Harold was the son of the late Rev. Milo and Una Perry Gillenwater. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Gillenwater retired as a welder with Lear Corp. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict. Harold loved playing country and bluegrass music and was an avid camper, always enjoying the outdoors with his friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, J.B. Gillenwater, Gene Gillenwater and Kirby Gillenwater.

Surviving are his children, Dennis Gillenwater and wife Vicki, Greenville, S.C., Wilma Smith and husband Harry Jr., Piedmont, S.C., and Wesley Gillenwater and wife Melanie, Marietta, S.C.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Bill and Hazel Bradshaw, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Calhoun officiating.

Military graveside services will be immediately following the funeral service at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 in charge.

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Henry Watson "H" Gillenwater Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Henry Watson "H" Gillenwater Jr., 80, entered into rest Saturday (Jan. 3, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1923 to the late Henry Watson Gillenwater Sr. and Melissa Elsie Lane.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Partha Quillen, Nannie Carrico and Vesta Cole; brother, Lee Gillenwater.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Louise Kendrick Gillenwater, Gate City; daughters, Sharon Moore and husband Paul, Gate City, Charlotte Gibson and husband Ed, Lebanon, Tenn.; sons, Ricky Gillenwater, Chris and wife Vickie Gillenwater, all of Gate City; grandchildren, Kevin Anderson, Wendie Tanner, Melissa Gillenwater, Courtney Gibson, Candice Gibson, Hunter and Dakota Gillenwater; great-grandchildren, Andrew Anderson and Lensey Tanner.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bernard Lewis officiating.

Music will be provided by Shelby Greear.

Burial will follow the service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Midway community.

Pallbearers will be Lenny Tanner, Kevin Anderson, Fred Quillen, Fred Carrico, Steve Brickey and Paul Carrico.

Honorary pallbearers will be Worley Lane, Charlie Dean and Bill Frasier.

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Ira Edwin Gillenwater

DUNGANNON, Va. — Ira Edwin Gillenwater, 86, of Gate City Va., passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 4, 2009) at his daughter’s residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., he retired from the Eastman Kodak after 40 years of service. He was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fayette Steven and Avona Elliott Gillenwater; grandson, Clint McNew; sisters, Bernice Lane, Wilma Smith and Stella Grace Gillenwater; brothers, Verl, Aubry, Cossie, Lee and Ernest Gillenwater; and a niece, Phyllis G. Lee.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mabel E. Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; daughters, Helen Carter and husband, Dan, Mount Carmel, Jeannie McNew and husband, Jerry, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Edwina Bledsoe Everett, Gate City, Va.; seven grandchildren, Wesley Carter and wife, Shelia, Brett Carter, Jerry McNew, Jr. and wife, April, Beverly McNew, Stephanie Frasier and husband, Mark, Stephen Everett and Ebone Everett; 11 great-grandchildren, Samantha and Hannah McNew, Jeremy and Megan McNew, Isabella and Olivia McNew, Justin and Tyler Rinck, Savannah Everett, Whitney Hurd and Sarah Frasier; great-great-grandchild, Kyler Rinck; several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry McNew, Jr. (grandson) and the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by Sue Carter, April McNew and Tim Baldwin.

Pallbearers will be family.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home at noon.

He was a kind and loving husband and daddy. He loved his family and the simple things in life. Mr. Gillenwater never met a stranger and enjoyed traveling all over the United States. He enjoyed his two gardens and his farm.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, 344 Cedar Ave., Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Jack T. Gillenwater

KINGSPORT — Jack T. Gillenwater, 61, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2007) at Johnson City Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

Jack was born in Floyd County, Maytown, Ky. on April 9, 1946 to the late L.M. Gillenwater and Euna Perry Gillenwater. He was a graduate of Lynn View and received his teaching degree from ETSU. Jack was a retired history teacher employed by Sullivan County Schools. His humor and enthusiasm in the classroom will be long remembered by his students and associates.

As an active member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, he served as an Elder, choir member, and committee person. Spending time with his loving family, singing, and guitar playing were the highlights of Jack’s life.

He is survived by his wife, Katy Lee; daughter, Amber Rockwell and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Allison and Jaden Rockwell, all from Sharpsburg, Ky.; one son, Tommy Hale; brothers, Delmar and wife, Linda, Coy and wife, Carol, of New Orleans, La.; sister, Peggy Cline, Fairhope, Ala.; mother-in-law; Christaline Basham; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Lester; best friend, Don Waters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church (Hwy 36) Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Bethany Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charles Echols officiating.

Burial services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, family members request donation to Bethany Presbyterian Church Building Fund or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Jack T. Gillenwater.

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James Preston “Jimmie” Gillenwater

BRISTOL - Jimmie Preston Gillenwater, 75, Kingsport, entered into peaceful rest with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 12, 2004) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.

Born in Sullivan County, he attended Dobyns-Bennett High School.

Mr. Gillenwater was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Mead Corp.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Guila Hill Gillenwater; father, Ernest Gillenwater; and infant daughter, Melissa Gillenwater.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Bessie Mims Gillenwater, of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Dolen and husband Gary, Laurinburg, N.C.; one son, Jimmy P. Gillenwater Jr., Morristown; one grandson, Matt Dolen, Laurinburg, N.C.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Dr. Marvin Cameron and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the Gillenwater family.

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Janie Muriel (Gillenwater) Gillenwater

December 17, 1930 - June 19, 2014

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Janie M. Gillenwater, 83, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.

Mrs. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, VA on December 17, 1930 to the late Kenneth and Iona Williams Gillenwater.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Lowell Gillenwater preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Danny M. Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Lynn K. Gillenwater, Hiltons, VA; sisters, Mataleen and husband, Charles Davidson, Gate City, VA, Aleena and husband, Paul Davis, Montpelier, IN; brothers, Charles and wife, Frances Gillenwater, Montpelier, IN, Jonah and wife, Nancy Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Barney Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN, Garney and wife, Mary J Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN, Roy C. and wife, Wanda Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Jessica Gillenwater Thomas and, husband, Nathan, Tacoma, WA; great grandchildren, Liya Thomas. Tacoma, WA; along with several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 23, 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. George Lane and Rev. Walker Darnell officiating. James McConnell will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gillenwater Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at10:00 a.m, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

An online guest register is available for the Gillenwater family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Janie Muriel Gillenwater.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Jerry Wayne Gillenwater

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Jerry Wayne Gillenwater, 64, went home to be with the Lord Friday (Dec. 27, 2002) at his residence.

Mr. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, Va. on May 23, 1938, son of the late John B. and Estelle Neff Gillenwater.

In addition to his parents, a son, Michael Gillenwater, three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Bess Beaver Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Ronnie Christian, Gate City, Va., Janet Gillenwater, Church Hill, Tenn., and Jerri Anna and Shannon Musick, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, John Shannon and Angela Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Ericka Wells, Keith Christian, Jamey Mathes, Santanna Christian, Seth Musick, Anna Brown, Holly Musick, Josh Brown and Emily Gillenwater; great grandson, Landon Mathes; sister, Anna Mae Jenkins, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Mary Gillenwater, Canton, Ohio; special brother-in-law and wife, Bennie and Elva Beaver, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and one special nephew, Jacob Beaver.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. J.B. Quillen and the Rev. Mack Sanders. Upward Way Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Monday at the Stallard Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Toke Hensley, Babe Lawson, B.C. Lane, George Gibson, Junior Lawson and Russell Brickey will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Julia Mae Gillenwater

KINGSPORT - Julia M. Gillenwater, 88, went to be with the Lord Friday ( May 17, 2002 ) at Baysmont Health Care Center .

Ms. Gillenwater was born in the Midway community of Scott County, Va. , and was a resident of the Kingsport community for the last 50 years.

She retired from Eastman in 1975 after 31 years of service in the yarn plant. She loved her family and working in her flowers.

Ms. Gillenwater was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are three sisters-in-law; special niece, Lyla and husband Hugh Williams; and 11 nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Larry Munsey officiating.

Graveside services will follow the funeral and will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery .

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the individual's choice.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nursing staff at Baysmont for their loving care and service.

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Kelley Edward Gillenwater

DUNGANNON, Va. – Kelley Edward Gillenwater, 42, died May 4, 2008 at his residence.

He was born July 17, 1965 in Kingsport, and raised in Scott County, Va. He is the son of Susie Gillenwater, of the home and the late Loyd Gillenwater.

Survivors include his mother, Susie Gillenwater, Dungannon, Va.; sister, Carolyn and husband, Roy Castle, Dungannon, Va.; brothers and sister-in-law, Glen Gillenwater, Kingsport, Donnie Gillenwater, Lewis Gillenwater, Dungannon, Va., Wayne Gillenwater, Dungannon, Va., Gary and Norma Gillenwater, Kingsport; special cousin, Jennifer Pierson; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Gibson and the Rev. Wayne Gilliam officiating.

Music will be provided by Joe and Ruth Greer, Valice Perry and Toke Hensley.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gillenwater Cemetery, Midway community. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stacey Castle, David Castle, Matthew Pierson and Tony Crouch.

Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Kirby Leon Gillenwater

ROGERSVILLE - Kirby Leon Gillenwater, 57, 138 Whispering Oaks Rd., died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a Vietnam War veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the Hawkins County Board of Education for 27 years, having served seven years as principal of Surgoinsville Middle School. He was presently serving as a 4th grade school teacher at Hawkins County Elementary and was known by his students as "Mr. G." He served on the Hawkins County Board of Commissioners for four years.

A dedicated husband and father, he was a member of Surgoinsville First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Una Perry Gillenwater; and two brothers, J.B. Gillenwater and Gene Gillenwater.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Price Gillenwater, of the home; one son, Tyler Gillenwater, also of the home; one sister, Peggy Cline and husband, Don, of New Orleans, La.; four brothers, Harold Gillenwater, Travelers Rest, S.C., Coy Gillenwater and wife, Carol, New Orleans, La., Delmar Gillenwater, and Jack Gillenwater and wife, Katy, all of Kingsport; father and mother-in-law, William and Jean Price, Surgoinsville; sister-in-law, Carla Morrison and husband, Jeff, Killen, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Holt and the Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating.

Burial will be in the McKinney Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kirby L. Gillenwater Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1083, Mountain Home, Tenn. 37684.

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Kyle Alfred Gillenwater

Kyle A. Gillenwater , 74, 444 Lenoir Road, Kingsport, died Friday (Jan. 16, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Gillenwater was a member of Teamsters No. 549 and worked at Mason-Dixon for 371/2 years. He was of the Non-Denominational faith.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolly Mae Tate Gillenwater ; his parents, Obram and Flora Lane Gillenwater ; a sister, Angie Turner; and a brother, Vernon Gillenwater .

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Gillenwater , of Kingsport; two sons, James Clyde (J.C.) Gillenwater , Fort Blackmore, Va., and Alfred Ray Gillenwater , Clinchport, Va.; two stepdaughters, Connie Nickels, of Kingsport, and Mrs. Curtis (Linda) Laney, Nickelsville, Va.; a foster daughter, Catherine Eads, Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Don (Elva) Quillen and Rosetta Gillenwater , both of Gate City, Va.; and three brothers, Carl Gillenwater , Gate City, Va., Jay Gillenwater , Gray, and Hershel Gillenwater , Ottawa, Ill.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William J. Kendrick and the Rev. Danny Hensley officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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L. C. Gillenwater Sr.

L.C. Gillenwater, Sr., 62, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday morning, November 3, 2011, at his residence after a short illness.

He was born in Fort Blackmore, VA and had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Gillenwater attended Living Word Church of God and Apostolic Revival Center. He enjoyed fishing and going to Auctions.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lilly Ann Wade and brother Homer Gillenwater.

Survivors include his loving wife of 13 years, Cathy Williams Gillenwater of the home; three sons, L.C. "Junior" Gillenwater & wife Hope, of Fall Branch, TN, Johnathan Gillenwater of Kingsport and Dewayne Gillenwater & wife, Kimberly of Kingsport; two step-children, Shawn Harper of Church Hill and Shannon Phillips & husband, Matthew of Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Tabby, Brittany, Angel, Tara, Sara, Tyler, Zack and Jordan; seven sisters, Wanda Oaks, Shirley Dixon & husband, Leonard, Nellie Hutson & husband, Tommy, Peggy Bailey, Elizabeth Barnette, all of Kingsport, Joanne France & husband, Jason of Harmony Community (Gray) and Shelby Thacker & husband, Charles of Kingsport; five brothers, Billy Gillenwater & wife, Suzie of Kingsport, J.C. Gillenwater & wife, Patty of Church Hill, Norman Gillenwater & wife, Donna of Kingsport, Fred Gillenwater of Fall Branch and Carol Gillenwater of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 - 3 pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport or anytime at the home of his niece, Sherry Harris, 309 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN 37663. Funeral services will be at 3 pm in the chapel with Pastor Steve Guinn, officiating. Music will be provided by Tommy, Gina and Bobby Gillenwater.

Graveside services will follow at Chestnut Flats Cemetery (Lucy Road) Kingsport. Pallbearers will be his family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Cathy Gillenwater, 1442 Willow Street, Kingsport, TN 37664

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

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

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Lisa Carol (Williams) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. — Lisa Carol Williams Gillenwater, 43, of Gate City, Va., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (Aug. 16, 2011), at her residence.

Lisa was a loving mother, daughter and friend. She will be greatly missed.

She was born in Kingsport and had resided in Scott County, Va. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Arthur and Ollie Williams; maternal grandmother, Annie Virginia Castle.

She is survived by her daughter, Megan Lynn Steffey; son, Jonathon Michael Douglas Gillenwater; parents, Carl Douglas and Pat Castle Williams, all of Gate City, Va.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of the parents.

Services will be conducted at noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Vernon McDavid, the Rev. Bob Lane and Paul Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by Clinch River Boys.

Burial will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery in Pattonsville, Va.

Pallbearers will be Trenity Gillenwater, Josh Gillenwater, Tim Williams, Russ Williams, Gary Williams, Anthony Williams, David Culbertson and Robert Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Williams, Stanley Williams, Charles Williams, Albert Williams, Paul Smith and Justin Fink.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 68, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Logan W. Gillenwater

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Logan W. Gillenwater, 74, died Friday [6/26/1964] at 2:30 a.m. at the Ben Johnston Hospital in Abingdon, Va., after a long illness.  He was a retired miner.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nancy Gillenwater; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Stapleton of Jenkins, Ky., Mrs. Patsy Sawyers of McClure, Va., Mrs. Charlie Mae Osborne and Mrs. Barbara Collins, both of Dungannon, Va., and Mrs. Pansy Johnson of Kingsport; four sons, Kyle of Dungannon, Lee of Rockville, Md., Billy of Coeburn, and Jack of Grundy, Va.; one sister, Mrs. G. C. Stapleton, Jacksonville, N. C.; one brother, Ernie of Fort Blackmore; 28 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dungannon Free Will Baptist Church.  Rev. Wrightly Salling, Rev. James Boatwright and Rev. Ralph Flanary will officiate.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.  The body will be taken to the residence al 2 p.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home.  It will remain there until time for services.

Kingsport News, Saturday, June 27, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lorene May (Smith) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. — Lorene Smith Gillenwater, 87, passed away Monday (March 24, 2008) at Brian Center in Weber City.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 28, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Robert A. Smith and Emma Lou Carrico Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Daughters of The Confederacy.

Mrs. Gillenwater was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Gillenwater; a grandson, David Gillenwater; sisters, Chloe Cleo Smith, Izetta Smith, Nila Smith, and Maxie Davidson; brothers, Rudolph Smith and Ralph Smith.

Surviving are her sons, Terry Gillenwater and wife, Dovie, Kingsport, Sam Gillenwater and wife, Joan, Kingsport and Bob Gillenwater and wife, Marie, Church Hill; four grandchildren, Mark Gillenwater and wife, Ellien, Kingsport, Amy Pettigerw and husband, Britt, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Pam Hutchson and husband, Kyle, Atlanta, Ga., Mindy Gillenwater, Church Hill; and seven great-grandchildren, Steven, Cory, Anthony, Blake, Austin, Abigail, McKinnley, Chase; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. For those wishing to attend this service, please meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Gillenwater, Larry Davidson, Jim Smith, Gary Smith, Paul Lane, Mike Renfro, John Renfro and Mark Gillenwater.

The Gillenwater family would like to thank the staff of Brian Center for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gideons International Scott County Camp, P.O. Box 845, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Louise L. (Perry) Gillenwater

FORT BLACKMORE -- Mrs. Louise L. Gillenwater, 44, of Route 1, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Monday [10/9/1978) after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she attended Gillenwater Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Darius Lee Gillenwater, Fort Blackmore; her mother, Mrs. Frances Castle, Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. David (Bonnie) Frank, Gate City, and Mrs. Bud (Shirley) Howington, Nickelsville; five sons, Troy Lee Gillenwater, Jacksonville, Fla., Rufus Wayne Gillenwater, Dallas Earl Gillenwater, Edwin Scott Gillenwater, Roger Allen Gillenwater, all of Fort Blackmore; one stepson, Homer Carol Gillenwater, Gate City; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Mae Compton, Fort Blackmore, and Mrs. Kathleen Burton, Johnson City; four half-sisters, Wanda Hall, Kingsport, Monnie Burchett, Kokomo, Ind., Mrs. Barbara Davidson, Hiltons, Va., Mrs. Julia Bright, Church Hill; three half-brothers, Palmer Lane, Fort Blackmore, James Castle, Gate City, and Larry Castle, Kokomo, Ind.; five grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Louise L. Gillenwater will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.  Burial will follow in Gillenwater Cemetery.  Neighbors and cousins will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, October 10, 1978

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Loyd Ernest Gillenwater Sr.

Loyd Ernest Gillenwater, Sr., age 73, passed away Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) under hospice care at Brookhaven Manor.

Ernest was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a mechanical genius. His mother said he carried around toys as a baby to get to a screwdriver on the floor and stayed that way. He was flown by the Kingsport Press and Field Enterprises to Italy to set up World Book in Italian. He was sent to Canada and California to buy machinery and Rose Printing Company in Florida was always sending him machinery to build or repair.

"One time our son-in-law's truck was torn up and he took it to three shops. It was not repaired, so Ernest sat up in the engine and repaired it." He was a private person, but we shall all miss him and love him.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Church Hill, Tenn.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Loyd and Eva Gillenwater, and his son, Loyd E. Gillenwater, Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Gillenwater, Kingsport; two daughters, Lisa Lee Faulkner, Kingsport and Carolyn Kay Campbell, Church Hill; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Lois Bellamy, Church Hill; three brothers, Jay Gillenwater and wife, Joan, Rogersville, Mack Gillenwater and wife, Mattie, Rogersville, Earl Gillenwater, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the VFW chaplain officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the Gillenwater family.

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Loyd Kelly "Blondie" Gillenwater

DUNGANNON, Va. - Loyd "Blondie" Gillenwater, 79, entered into rest Friday (June 24, 2005) at Lonesome Pine Hospital.

Mr. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 31, 1925, the son of Wylie Everette Gillenwater and Carrie Lee Addington Gillenwater Easterling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hubert Gillenwater; and a half brother, Ray Easterling.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Kathleen Gillenwater, Clinchport, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Roy Castle, Dungannon; sons and daughter-in-law, Glen Gillenwater, Tennessee, Kelly "Ed" Gillenwater and Donnie Gillenwater, both of Clinchport, Va., Wayne and Lewis Gillenwater, both of Dungannon, and Gary and Norma Gillenwater, Nickelsville, Va.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Elwood Gillenwater, Wise, Va.; sisters, Mary Easterling, Tennessee, and Grace Lane, Missouri; half sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Jack Hartsock and Ina and Sammy Hartsock, all of Hiltons, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his daughter, Carolyn Castle.

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

Dorothy Hicks and Tiffany Gillenwater will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Gillenwater Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Robert Fleenor, Stacy Castle, Scott Hall, Jack Gibson, Jimmy Sanders and George Gibson will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Gate City Funeral Home in the name of Loyd "Blondie" Gillenwater.

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Lucinda "Cindy" (Oaks) Gillenwater

ERWIN — Lucinda "Cindy" Gillenwater, 73, 118 Gentry Street, Erwin, died Friday (May 9, 2008) at her residence following a brief illness.

Mrs. Gillenwater was born in Green Mountain, N.C. and lived in Erwin since she was an infant. She was a daughter of the late Claymen Grant and Hattie Jane Miller Oaks. Mrs. Gillenwater was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith and formerly attended Canah Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gillenwater was preceded in death by her husband of forty years, Joe Bill Gillenwater, in 1986; two infant sons; and her sister, Hannie Honeycutt.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Jo and Wayne Quillen, Fort Blackmore, Va., Evalena and Brady Bailey, Erwin; one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Hazel Gillenwater, Erwin; four grandchildren, including a very special grandson and devoted caregiver, Douglas L. Gillenwater, Erwin, John Paul Gillenwater, Erwin Tony Quillen, Gate City, Va., Lisa Wells, Gate City, Va.; eight great-great grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home, Erwin.

The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 7 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Lane and the Rev. Rick Wells officiating.

Special music will be provided by the Gateway Singers and Inez Chandler.

The graveside committal service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Fishery Community Church Cemetery. Those planning to attend the committal service are to meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Ave., Erwin is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Luther Milo Gillenwater

The Rev. Milo Gillenwater, 62 of 821 Plantation Road, died Monday [8/21/1967] at 4:30 p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Sullivan County for the past 25 years.

He was a Methodist minister and pastor of Robinette Memorial Church at Fairview, Va.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Una Perry Gillenwater of Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Cline, of Norfolk, Va.; seven sons, J. B. Harold, Eugene, Kirby, and Jack, all of Kingsport, Coy of the U. S. Navy and Delmar of Surgoinsville; three brothers, Canner and Loren, both of Dungannon, and Banner, of Fort Blackmore, Va.

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

Kingsport News, Tuesday, August 22, 1967

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Margorie Lee (Presley) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Margorie Presley Gillenwater, 69, Route 2, Box 137, Gate City, Va., died Monday ( May 4, 1992 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter .

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Lee Gil­lenwater in 1976; two sons, Jackie Lee Gillenwater and Leland Gil­lenwater; one brother, Clyde Pre­sley; and one sister, Gladys Presley Peters.

Surviving are six sons, Clayton Gillenwater, San Jose, Calif., Sammy Gillenwater, Darrell Gillenwater, Wayne Gillenwater and Michael Gillenwater, all of Gate City, Va., and Dennis Gillenwa­ter, Kingsport; three daughters, Gencie Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Betty Bitting, Seminole, Fla., and Barbara Fitzpatrick, Clinch­port, Va.; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Quillen, Kings­port, Lakie Ross, Dungannon, Va., Myrtle Presley, Gate City, Va., and Joann Begley, Fort Blackmore, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly SaIling and the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Burial will be in the Stallard Cemetery , Fort Blackmore , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maudie Mae (Coleman) Gillenwater

KINGSPORT - Maudie Mae Gillenwater, 71, of Clouds Ford Road, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday (Jan. 8, 2002) after a brief illness.

She was born in Sullivan County and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gillenwater; and one sister, Alberta Lawson.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry Fish and her husband, James, Jonesborough; two sons, Jimmy Gillenwater and his wife, Linda and Ronnie Gillenwater, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Ada Belle Wright, Blountville, Mary Lee Boyer and Hazel Bradshaw, both of Kingsport; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Eastern Star Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Melvin John Gillenwater

Melvin John Gillenwater, 86, of 111 Gillenwater Drive died in Holston Valley Community Hospital al 6:20 p.m. Saturday [2/5/1966] after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in Kingsport 40 years.  He was a retired Holston Ordnance Works employee and a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Virginia Culbertson Gillenwater; and adopted daughter, Mrs. Kyle McClellan of Louisville, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Dora Taylor, Kingsport; Mrs. Dessie Dougherty, Weber City, and Mrs. Nannie Burke, Kingsport; brothers, E. P. and R. E. Gillenwater, both of Kingsport; and four grandchildren.

The body is at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, where funeral arrangements will be announced.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 6, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Michael Wayne Gillenwater

Michael Wayne Gillenwater , 34, 108 Packing House Road, Kingsport, died Saturday afternoon (Nov. 28, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident.

Born in Sullivan County, he was employed by Tyler Construction Company as a masonry helper.

He was preceded in death by a step-brother, Billy Jack Sandidge; his grandparents, Walter and Mary Dockery Gillenwater and Cossie Casteel.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa Gillenwater , Kingsport; a son, Jason Gillenwater , of the home; two daughters, Laycie Gillenwater , of the home, and Amber Gillenwater, Nickelsville, Va.; his father, Bobby Gillenwater and stepmother, Willie Ruth Gillenwater , Route 2, Gate City (Midway), Va.; his mother, Mildred Casteel (Midway); a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Shirley Casteel, Gate City (Midway) Va.; half brother, Terry Gillenwater , Kingsport; two stepbrothers, Tommy Wallen, Asheville, N.C., and LeRoy Sandidge, Nickelsville, Va.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Matt Lumley, Hilton, Va., Connie and Danny Head, Weber City, Va., and Karen Camper, Weber City, Va.; grandmother, Gracie Howington Casteel, Gate City, Va.; two stepsisters, Elizabeth Overbay and Linda Overbay, Kingsport; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anita and Russell Compton, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of his father (Midway community).

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Edward ``Dutch'' McCamy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. George Willis officiating. Singers will be the Midway Quartet.

Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kimball Hughes, Todd Gilliam, Russell Compton, Tim Casteel and Matt Lumley. Honorary pallbearers will be Gabriel Parks, Jake Daughtery and Matthew Gillenwater.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Aleen (Pierson) Morrell Gillenwater

KINGSPORT — Aleen Pierson Gillenwater, 91, passed away on Saturday (Nov. 15, 2008) at Johnson City Medical Center.
Aleen was born on Nov. 11, 1917 to the late Hiram Pierson and Carrie Peters Pierson in the Daniel Boone community of Scott County, Virginia. She moved to Kingsport in 1952. She lived there until the year 2000 when she moved to Jonesborough to be with her daughter, Teresa Susan Gillenwater Deakins. She was employed by Rogers Insurance Agency, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Litz Manor Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralston H. Gillenwater; a brother, Glen Pierson; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Gillenwater.
She is survived by her son, David Gillenwater of Jonesborough; her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Susan and John Deakins of Jonesborough; her brother Bill Pierson and wife, Jo of Kingsport; her grandchildren, Suzanne Quaintance and husband, Jay of Knoxville and John Deakins, III of Nashville; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Quaintance of Knoxville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Bill Steele officiating.
Entombment services will immediately follow the chapel service in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. III at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Gillenwater to Litz Manor Baptist Church Building Fund at 1383 Dewey Avenue, Kingsport, 37664.
The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Aleen Pierson Gillenwater.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Monnie Edna (Lane) Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Monnie Gillenwater, 94, entered into rest April 12, 2006.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 29, 1912 to the late Tommy R. Lane and Mary Delilah Lane. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Gillenwater; two daughters, Bobbie Jean and Rosa Mae Gillenwater; one son, Robert Gillenwater; sisters, Maxie McConnell, Nora Peters, Flora Gillenwater and Venus Lane; brothers, Lawrence, Walter, Lloyd and Corbitt Lane; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Ms. Gillenwater was of the Baptist faith and was a dedicated member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann (Lonnie) Gray, Cicero, Ill., Shirley (Rev. Coy) Butler, Kingsport, Juanita (Ralph) Egan, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Joe Edward (Iris) Gillenwater, Kingsport, Charles Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Howard (Glanelle) Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Virgil (Maria) Gillenwater, Killeen, Tex., Gerald (Delilah) Gillenwater, Kingsport and Tommy Ray (Janice) Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; sister, Annalee Quillen, Blufton, Ind.N; brother, Worley Lane, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sister-in-law, Louise Gillenwater, Erwin, TN; 32 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at her residence.

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Edward Gillenwater, Rev. Coy Butler and Rev. George Willis officiating. Eulogy will be given by Marvin Egan.

Music will be provided by Been 4 Given and Pine Grove Harmony.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brickey Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will meet at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Gillenwater family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Orban Lee Gillenwater

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Funeral for Orban Lee Gillenwater, who died at his home on Route 1 Wednesday [5/16/1962]of 78, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McConnell Memorial Methodist Church.

Rev. James Boatwright and Rev. Kenneth Williams will conduct the service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Gate City Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 5 p.m. Friday.

Kingsport News, Friday, May 18, 1962

Submitted by Don Lane

Otis Gillenwater

Jan 2, 1924 – Jun 4, 2014

Kingsport, TN - Otis Gillenwater, 90, Kingsport, TN passed away, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Nova Health and Rehab, Weber City, VA.

Mr. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, VA on January 2, 1924 to the late Emmit Lee and Lucy Davidson Gillenwater, Sr.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II and was retired from AFG.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Ruth Peters Gillenwater; and sisters, Mallie Vermillion, Zola Peters, and Ina Elliott preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Gill and husband, Benny, Kingsport, TN; son, Larry Gillenwater and wife, Brenda, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Benjamin Gill and Shaun Gill and wife, Cassandra, Kingsport, TN; great grandchildren, Chase Gill and Kendra Gill; brothers, E. L. Gillenwater, Jr. and wife, Dalphine, Kingsport, TN and Clyde Gillenwater and wife, Ruth, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 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. Robert Fletcher officiating. A eulogy will be given by Danny Elliott.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by the American Legion Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Nova Rehab for their care of Mr. Gillenwater, with special thanks to Paul and Patsy.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Otis Gillenwater.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Pansy Lenora (Lamaack) Gillenwater

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Mrs. Pansy Lenora Gillenwater, 94, Bristol, Tenn., and formerly of Weber City, Va., entered into rest Friday (Nov. 19, 2004) at her residence.

Mrs. Gillenwater was born in Murray County, Minn., on Dec. 7, 1909, a daughter of the late Henry J. and Fern Sellman Lamaack.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va., where she taught the Beginners Sunday School Class for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Gillenwater in 1990; and brothers, Albert and Roy Lamaack.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Roscoe Spears, Bristol, Tenn.; son, Roger Lee Gillenwater, Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Molly Magnus, Fulda, Minn., Edna Mielke, North Mankato, Minn., and Viola Bartz, Albert Lea, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Clay Austin officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Weber City, P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, VA 24290 or to the First Baptist Church of Blountville, P.O. Box 587, Blountville, TN 37617.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Penny Nichole (Strong) Sturgill Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. — Penny Nichole Strong Gillenwater, 26, passed away Friday (Oct. 8, 1999) at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. on August 1, 1973 and had resided in Scott County.

She was a 1992 graduate of Gate City High School and was employed as a certified nurses assistant by Brian Center.

She attended Hills Chapel Church and was a Christian.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John L. Flanery Sr.; paternal grandfather, Roy E. Strong Sr.

Surviving are her daughter, Mariah Gillenwater, of the home; son, Coty Sturgill, of the home; mother and father, Roy E. and Deborah Flanery Strong Jr., Gate City; brother and sister-in-law, Justin and Shannon Strong, Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Claudia Flanery, Nickelsville; paternal grandmother, Ruth Strong, Gate City; special loving friend, Paul Sturgill, Weber City; five nieces, Chasity Strong, Abigail Strong, Alexandria Strong, Shauna Sturgill, Meagan Sturgill.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City and any other time at her parents’ residence, 205 Parker Estate Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Milligan Herron and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be by Cleda Sampson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nickelsville Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert William "Bobby" Gillenwater

GATE CITY, Va. - Bobby Gillenwater, 66, Midway community of Scott County, Va., entered into rest on Monday (May 7, 2007) at his residence.

Born April 28, 1941 in Kingsport, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary Dockery Gillenwater.

In addition to his parents, his sons, Mike Gillenwater and Billy Jack Sandidge; and sisters, Betty Burkhamer, Martha Ellen Florence and Lucille Hitchcock preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Billie Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughter-in-law, Tim Casteel and wife, Shirley, Tommy Wallen and Lee Roy Sandidge and wife, Devon; daughters, Debbie Gillenwater, Karen Camper, Connie Head, Libby Overbay and Linda Fay Overbay; his brother, Fred James; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Lane and the Rev. Coy Butler officiating.

David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gillenwater Cemetery. Those wishing to go in procession to the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mike Kilgore, Pat McClellan, Leroy Davis and Fred Kendrick will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Irene (Kern) Nickels Gillenwater

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Ruby Gillenwater, 72, passed away Friday (Jan. 30, 2009) at Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport.
She was born in Scott County, Va., on March 8, 1936, and was a homemaker. Her greatest love was her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Gillenwater; parents, Worley and Nancy Goldie Baldwin Kern; father of her children, James L. Nickels; brother, Bill Kern; sisters, Callie Starnes, Effie Flanary and Ellen Dingus.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda K. Laney and husband, Curtis, Nickelsville, Va., and Connie D. Nickels, Nickelsville, Va.; one granddaughter, Rachel Laney, Nickelsville, Va.; special niece, Judy Jones and husband, Lloyd, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Linda Laney, 226 McConnell Hollow Road, Nickelsville, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Kendrick officiating.
Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.
Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Gary Casey, Darlene Flanary, and the entire staff of Mountain Region Family Medicine, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Stella Edna (Dean) Gillenwater

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Mrs. Stella Edna Gillenwater, 99, Ft. Blackmore, Va., passed away Saturday (Dec. 27, 2008) at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

Mrs. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 1, 1909, a daughter of the late William Patton and Catherine Lane Dean.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arlow C. Gillenwater in 1975; sisters, Hazel Dean Tate, Ona Elizabeth Dean, Monnie Marie Dean Gillenwater and Clydie Dean Benton; and brothers, Charlie Benton Dean, William A. Dean, Henry I. Dean and Olaf Edward Dean.

Surviving is her sister, Velma Dean Henry; and her caregivers, nephew, Danny Gillenwater and niece, Judy Crawford and husband, Jimmy; along with several other nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. David Gillenwater and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Gillenwater Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

An online guest registry is available for Mrs. Gillenwater at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to Dr. Eastridge and staff and all of the folks at the Brian Center.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Stella Dean Gillenwater.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virgil Lee Gillenwater Sr.

KILLEEN, Texas - Virgil Lee Gillenwater Sr., 70, Killeen Tex., entered into rest at his residence Saturday (June 17, 2006).

Born May 30, 1939 in Ft. Blackmore, Va., he was a son of the late Jake and Monnie Gillenwater.

Raised and educated in Ft. Blackmore, Va., he served in the U.S. Army for over 21 years, retiring at the rank of SFC/ E7. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. Following his military retirement, he worked twenty-five years at Fort Hood D.O.L. (Department of Logistics) MTC.

He received an Associates degree from Central Texas College. He played and managed baseball in Fort Hood with the "Fort Hood Tankers" and played softball with numerous churches in the Killeen, Copperas Cove and Fort Hood areas since 1964.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Jean Gillenwater preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Maria G. Gillenwater, Killeen, Tex.; son, Virgil L. Gillenwater, Jr., Austin, Tex.; daughter, Renee E. Gillenwater, Killeen, Tex.; sisters, Mary Ann Gray, Cicero, Ill., Juanita Egan, Gate City, Va., and Shirley Butler, Kingsport, Tenn.; brothers, Edward Gillenwater, Kingsport, Tenn., Charles Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Howard Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Gerald Gillenwater, Kingsport, Tenn., and Tommy Ray Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Second Street Baptist Church, Killeen, Tex.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Second Street Baptist Church Chapel in Killeen, Tex., with the Rev. Edward Gillenwater and the Rev. Coy Butler officiating.

Burial will follow the service at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vista Care Hospice, Temple, Tex. in care of Chisolm's Family Funeral Home and Florist, 813 M. L. King Jr. Drive, Copperas Cove, Tex. 76522.

This announcement is courtesy of the Gate City Funeral Home, Inc.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willie Ruth “Bill” (Fields) Wallen Sandidge Gillenwater

Weber City, VA - Mrs. Willie R. "Bill" Gillenwater, 78, Weber City, VA passed away, Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Brian Center, Weber City, VA.

Mrs. Gillenwater was born in Scott County, VA on August 12, 1932, the daughter of the late Walter Edwin Fields and Lona Cleo Strong Fields.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William "Bobby" Gillenwater; son, Billy Jack Sandidge; sisters, Fay Fields, Mary Katherine Ball, and Shirley Ann Monroe; and brother, Arthur Eugene Fields.

Surviving is her daughters, Elizabeth Ann "Libby Overbay and husband, Ira, Fall Branch, TN and Linda Fay Overbay and husband, Garland, Fall Branch, TN; sons, Lee Roy Sandidge and wife, Devon, Kingsport, TN and Tommy Eugene Wallen, Weber City, VA; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Marie Lawson, Gate City, VA and Maxie Lorraine Hammonds, Gate City, VA; brothers, Claude Allen Fields, Gate City, VA and Paul Edwin Fields, Gate City, VA, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2011 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Lane officiating. David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Willie Ruth "Bill' Gillenwater.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Wise Wesley "Jake" Gillenwater Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Jake Gillenwater, 82, Route 2, Gate City, Va., died Friday (Jan. 3, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a member of Midway Baptist Church and was retired from the Virginia State Highway Department with 20 years and nine months service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wise Wesley and Rosie Greene Gillenwater and three brothers, Charlie Gillenwater, Toby Gillenwater and Obern Gillenwater.

Surviving are his wife, Monnie Edna Lane Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Coy (Shirley) Butler, Kingsport, Bobbie Jean Gillenwater, Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mrs. Lonnie (Mary Ann) Gray, Cicero, Ill. and Mrs. Ralph (Juanita) Etan, Weber City, Va.; six sons, Howard Gillenwater and Charles Gillenwater, both of Gate City, Va., Edward Gillenwater, Berwyn, Ill., Virgil Gillenwater, Killeen, Texas, Gerald Gillenwater, Kingsport and Tommy Gillenwater, Fort Blackmore, Va.; 32 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Quillen, Erwin and Mrs. Annie George, Tampa, Fla.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Pat Hammond and a eulogy by Ernie Addington.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The Virginia State Highway Department Employees and retired employees of Fort Blackmore, Va. will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in Brickey Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Doris (Hylton) Gillespie

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Betty Gillespie, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday ( Nov. 8, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Pageton , W.Va. on Feb. 7, 1936 and had resided in Nickelsville since 1962 where she and her husband raised their family. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Wade and Agnes Wright Hylton; her husband of 49 years, Joe Gillespie; infant son, Henry Aaron Gillespie.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Hillman and husband Bobby, Nickelsville, Va.; three sons, Timmy Gillespie and Jason Gillespie, both of Nickelsville, Va., and Johnny Gillespie and wife, Naomi, Lenoir, N.C.; six grandchildren, Heath and Misty Hillman of Big Stone Gap, Va., Aaron and Becky Hillman of Nickelsville, Va., Jacob, Jessica and Josie Gillespie, of Kingsport and Samantha Gillespie of Lenoir, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Blake, Layla, Taylor, Walker and Ashlynn Hillman; special grandchildren, Tommy and Alicia Swisher, Scott and Jeanne Castle, Adam and Michelle Castle and Scott Odle; two sisters, Phyllis Hylton, Kingsport and Virginia Kettenburg and husband, Eddie, Trenton, N.J.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Andy Harris, Tammy and Brandi Crawford.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and other times at the daughter's residence of 12352 Nickelsville Hwy. , Nickelsville , Va.

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

Music will be provided by Bobby Hillman, Danny Dixon and Sabra Collins, pianist.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at Nickelsville Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Heath Hillman, Aaron Hillman, Jacob Gillespie, Tommy Swisher, Scott Cassell, Adam Cassell, Scott Odle and Andy Harris.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church , Women on Missions Fund, P.O. Box 11606 , Nickelsville Hwy. , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Bryan B. Gillespie

Bryan B. Gillespie, 38, Lynn Garden, died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Friday [ 8/28/19422 ] at the Holston Valley Community Hospital following a short illness.

He was an employee of the Tennessee Eastman Corporation.

Surviving are his widow and two children, Charles and Winnie; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Gillespie, Seneca, S. C.; five brothers, Doyle of Anderson S. C., Thomas of Charleston, S. C., Homer of Seneca, and Pvt. Harry and Lt. Raymond Gillespie of the U. S. Army; and five sisters, Mrs. O. B. Wilson of Westminister, S. C., Mrs. Lester Cox of Reedsville, N. C., Miss Alpine Cox of Seneca, and Miss Bernice and Miss Nina Gillespie of Kingsport.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(His widow married Ballard Lee McClellan)

 (Kingsport Times, Friday, August 28, 1942)

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Georgia Belle McClellan Gillespie

Georgia Belle McClellan Gillespie died 7 Sep 1990 at U.T. Hospital , Knoxville , Tn.   Of Knoxville ; formerly of Kingsport .  Member of Mountain View United Methodist Church .  Retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Company.  Preceded by first husband, Bryan B. Gillespie, and by second husband, Lee McClellan.  Survived by son & daughter-in-law, Charles and Barbara Gillespie of Seymour; daughter and son-in-law, Lt Col Larry and Winnie Ledford of Prince George, Va; 5 gr ch; 4 gr-gr ch; 6 step-gr ch; foster son, Doug Varney of Kingsport; step-daughter, Betty Riley of Anchorage, Ky; step-sons, Don and Jerry McClellan of Atlanta, Ga; sister, Edna Hill of Liberty, Tx.  Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport .

(Abstract of obituary in Knoxville News-Sentinel of Sep 8, 1990)

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Gladys (Campbell) Gillespie

GATE CITY, Va. - Gladys Campbell Gillespie, 87, of Route 2, Midway community, passed away Sunday afternoon ( Jan. 20, 2002 ) at her residence.

She was born Sept. 6, 1914 in Dungannon , Va. , and was the oldest child of the late Charles and Ella Murphy Campbell. She was of the Methodist faith and attended Midway Memorial Methodist Church .

Mrs. Gillespie loved life and welcomed each new day. She was an avid gardener, bird watcher, nature lover, quilter and cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, J. Bascom Gillespie; son, Jerry Wayne Gillespie; son-in-law, Thomas H. Jobe; three sisters, Ruth Pleasant, Mary Puckett and Alice Phillips; three brothers, William, Claude and Bruce Campbell.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia (Patty) Jobe, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Giles Gillespie and daughter-in-law Nita, and Larry K. Gillespie, all of Gate City, Va.; grandsons, Todd Gillespie and wife Melanie, Springtown, Texas, John M. Jobe, Gate City, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Melanie and Giles Gillespie, Springtown, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Gene (Evelyn) Hughes, Mrs. Annie Bishop of Kingsport, Mrs. Charles (Carrie) North VanStrand and Mrs. Jim (Rhea) Moore, of Fort Myers, Fla.; brother, Kyle Campbell and wife Inez, Kingsport; special cousin, Norma Jean Greear, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

The Midway Methodist Church Choir will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stallard-Gray Cemetery (Midway community).

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

Pallbearers will be Fred Campbell, Lowell Campbell, Jim Williams, John Renfro, Larry Davidson and Steve Vermillion.

The Adult Sunday School class of Midway Memorial Methodist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Gregory Todd Gillespie

GATE CITY, Va. — Gregory Todd Gillespie, 46, of Gate City, Va., passed away Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011), from a heart attack and complications of diabetes.

Todd was born in Kingsport on Aug. 21, 1965. He spent the first 27 years in Sullivan County, before moving to Springtown, Texas. He was a member of the Lakeland Church of God in Lake Worth, Texas. He was employed by the Springtown, Texas, School System. Todd had moved back to Gate City, Va., in the Midway community approximately six months ago to be near his father and mother. Todd was a beloved son, father, and nephew and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Judd and Ruby McGuire Moore; and his paternal grandparents, Bascom and Gladys Campbell Gillespie.

Todd is survived by one special daughter, Melanie Dawn Gillespie, Springtown, Texas; two loving sons, Gabriel Todd Gillespie, Gate City, Va., and Michael Giles Gillespie, Springtown, Texas; loving parents, Giles and Nita Moore Gillespie, Gate City, Va.; one uncle, Larry Gillespie, Gate City, Va.; and two aunts, Jane (Don) Onks, Kokomo, Ind., and Patricia Jobe, Gate City, Va.; and several cousins.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Giles and Nita Gillespie. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dennis McGuire officiating.

Music will be provided by Elijah Woods.

Pallbearers will be Jim Onks, Rick Onks, Larry Moore, Judd Moore, Lee Akers, Larry Gillespie and John Jobe. Burial will follow at the Stallard/Gray Cemetery in the Midway community.

Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., is serving the family of Gregory Todd

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Hoyt Allen Gillespie

KINGSPORT - Hoyt Allen Gillespie passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday ( Aug. 13, 2003 ) at his residence.

A native of Scott County , Va. , Hoyt Allen had lived in Kingsport the last 40 years.

Hoyt Allen was retired from Ball Corp., formerly Reynolds Metals. He was an active member of the Arcadia United Methodist Church , the Emmaus Community and Mason Lodge No. 688 F&AM.

Hoyt Allen was an outdoorsman. He had hunted extensively throughout the United States and Canada . He was a caring person, deeply concerned of others.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia McLaughlin Gillespie; son, Rick Gillespie; and father, Mr. Buren Gillespie.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Leisa and Paul Sturm; grandchildren, Tricia, Maggie and Jack Gillespie Sturm of Kingsport; his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Dell Gillespie of Nickelsville, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Carolyn Gillespie of Kingsport; sisters and brother-in-law, Lou McDavid, Rhonda and Gordon Hamm of Nickelsville, Va.; and a special friend, Marie Hunter of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Friends and relatives may visit anytime at the home of Leisa and Paul Sturm.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jason McIntosh officiating. The Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 will conduct a Masonic Service.

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

Pallbearers will be Darrell Gillespie, Jim Kimbrel, Earnest Meade, Larry Richardson, Ted Wiggins and Nic Bevins.

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

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John Bascom Gillespie

GATE CITY, Va. - John Bascom Gillespie, Route 2, died Thursday (May 7, 1992) at his res­idence.

He was born in Scott County , and was a retired farmer and a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Gillespie; his parents, Benjamin and Nova McConnell Gillespie; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Campbell Gillespie, Gate City; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Pat­ty) Jobe, Gate City; two sons, Giles R. Gillespie and Larry Gil­lespie, both of Gate City; two grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Bar­ney (Ethel) Castle, Defiance, Ohio.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Midway Me­morial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. John Hackney officiat­ing. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers and honorary pall­bearers.

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Joseph Jefferson Gillespie

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Joseph Jefferson Gillespie, 70, passed away Saturday ( Feb. 2, 2002 ) at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Jolo , W.Va. , on Feb. 8, 1931 to the late Joe and Rebecca Gillespie. Joe served four years in the U.S. Air Force in Texas where he was a staff sergeant and worked on B52 bombers. He graduated magna cum laude from Union College in Barbersville , Ky. He taught school in Cleveland , Va. , where he was the basketball and baseball coach for four years.

From 1962-1993, he was a Virginia state game warden, serving Scott County and surrounding counties. He was a Hunter Safety instructor from 1962 until the fall of 2001.

His love for people and teaching showed in his everyday life. He did substitute teaching at Twin Springs High School so he could be close to his "Titans." He was an avid Titan fan and he enjoyed UT "Vols" football. More than anything else, he enjoyed his family and friends, and practical jokes.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Hank A. Gillespie; sister, Jearldean Gillespie; and brother, Jackie Gillespie.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Betty Doris Hylton Gillespie, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bobby Hillman, Nickelsville; three sons and daughter-in-law, Tim Gillespie and Jason Gillespie, both of Nickelsville, and Johnny and Naomi Gillespie, Lenore, N.C.; three grandsons, Heath and Misty Hillman, Big Stone Gap, Va., Aaron and Rebecca Hillman, Nickelsville, and Jacob Gillespie, Gate City, Va.; three granddaughters, Samantha Gillespie, Lenore, N.C., Jessica and Josie Gillespie, Gate City, Va.; special grandchildren, Adam and Michelle Castle, Big Stone Gap, Va., Scott and Jeanie Castle, Zack and Abby, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Tommy Swisher, U.S. Army, Korea; brother, Wayne and Shirley Gillespie, Hillsboro, N.C.; two sisters, Nancy and Harold Williams, Fries, Va., Janet and Russell Smith, Bluefield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins and the Rev. Wayne Gillespie officiating.

Music will be provided by Danny Dixon and Sabra Collins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nickelsville Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Virginia state game wardens.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews and special friends: Thomas Hillman, Ed Seiber, Willie Daughtery, Leon Marshall, Ezra Wheatley, Dr. Gregory DeMotts, Dick Odle, Harry Broadwater, Larry Morefield, Jimmy Elliott, Pete Odle, Scott Odle and Dr. Daryl Pierce.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hunter Safety Education, c/o Jason Honaker, Nickelsville, Va., or Nickelsville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 192, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

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Lizzie Dell (Hartsock) Gillespie

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Lizzie D. Hartsock Gillespie, 88, passed away Thursday ( Oct. 7, 2004 ) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on April 26, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Charles Kemper and Mary Compton Hartsock. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Gillespie was a member of Culbertson United Methodist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buren Gillespie; daughter, Patricia Gillespie; son, Hoyt Allen Gillespie; grandson, Ricky Allen Gillespie; son-in-law, Raymond McDavid; sisters, Mattie Emily Hartsock, Jenniwood Reasor, and Minnie Ruth Dean; and brother, Troy Hartsock.

Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Lou McDavid, Nickelsville, Va., Rhonda and Gordon Hamm, Nickelsville, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Carolyn Gillespie, Kingsport; granddaughters, Leisa Sturm and husband Paul, Stephanie Strode and husband Chris, Julie Hill and husband Brian; grandsons, Shane McDavid and Patrick Hamm; great-grandchildren, Trishia, Maggie, Jack, and Carter; sister and brother-in-law, Ethyl Mae and John Clayman, Kingsport; and 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 home of a daughter, Lou McDavid, Route 1, Nickelsville , Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by the Nickelsville Circuit Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Nickelsville Cemetery . Family and friends will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Shane McDavid, Patrick Hamm, Paul Sturm, Chris Strode, Brian Hill, Terry Dean, Randal Dean and Lowell Hartsock.

In memory of Lizzie Gillespie, memorial contributions may be made to Culbertson United Methodist Church , c/o Kenneth Meade, Rt. 1, Box 115A , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

The family extends special thanks to Dr. Gregory DeMotts and staff and also Kathy Clark and staff at Mountain Region Home Health.

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Albert George Gilliam

BLOUNTVILLE — Albert George Gilliam, 76, of Blountville, went to be with the Lord Monday morning (June 8, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He worked in sales. He was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church and attended Fort Robinson Baptist Church. He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved carpentry work and loved to travel.

He was a loving grandfather and was a special caregiver to his loving wife, Doris, who passed away in January 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher C. and Laura Robinson Gilliam Hilliard; his loving wife, Doris Mae Gilliam; a brother, Milburn Gilliam; and a sister, Virginia Hubmann.

Survivors include a son, Danny Gilliam of Kingsport; three brothers, Napoleon "Nap" Gilliam, Ivan Gilliam and wife, Sonia and R.C. Gilliam and wife, Glenna, all of Kingsport; a sister, Elanor and husband, Charles Short of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Nicole Frye and Chelsea Gilliam of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Kennedy Frye and Isaiha Stuart of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Patsy and husband, Donald Barnette of Gray, Ruth Overbay of Kingsport, Brenda and husband, Ken Martin of Newnan, Ga.; brother-in-law, Charles and wife, Rosa Nell Hommell of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home or anytime at the home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Wrightly Salling, the Rev. Johnny Gibson and the Rev. Jeff Walen officiating.

Music will be provided by True Faith Quartet.

Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Blevins, Dorman Blizzard, Donald Barnette, Ken Martin and Charles Short.

A special thank you to Indian Path Hospital ICU and the nursing staff on the 4th floor for their special attention and care they gave.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gilliam family.

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Arthur James Gilliam

Arthur James Gilliam , 78, 442 Gravely Road, Kingsport, died Monday evening (Aug. 10, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was retired as a self-employed concrete finisher, having done concrete work all over East Tennessee. He was a member of Manville Apostolic Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nannie White Gilliam ; his parents, Haburn and Louise Bowen Gilliam ; and one sister, Hazel Rhynes.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jean (Gibson) Gilliam , of the home; one daughter, Ms. Arlene Carr, Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Ms. Louise Doll, Kingsport; sons and daughter-in-law, Jim and Norma Gibson Gilliam , Kingsport and Harold Gilliam , Kingsport; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ms. Pearl Forbes, Kingsport, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Waycaster, Johnson City, Mrs. Jerry (Joann) Compton, Kingsport; five brothers, Oscar "Buzz'' Gilliam , Johnson City, Ralph Gilliam , Somerset, Ky., Garland Gilliam , Savannah, Tenn., Linnie Gilliam , Johnson City and William Mack Gilliam , Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or anytime at the residence of a son, Jim Gilliam , 1204 Leeland Drive.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Greg Street, the Rev. Leonard Dixon and the Rev. Dewey McCloud officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Clyde Pearson Gilliam

CLYDE PEARSON GILLIAM, age, 72, Upper Curry Road, Cynthiana, died Friday, September 17, 2010, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born in Garrard County, May 6, 1938, to the late Emmitt and Frances Crutcher Gilliam, he was a retired City of Cynthiana employee, public servant and farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Louvena Gilliam; a son, Charles Gilliam, Manassas, Virginia and a daughter, Diane Gilliam, Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted 7 P.M. Monday at Ware Funeral Home by Bro. Chad Broaddus with visitation at 5:00 P.M. Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at Lancaster Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Indian Creek Christian Church.

[Loudena Morelock Gilliam is a daughter of Grace Lane Morelock of Scott Co, VA, and Hubert Rex Morelock.]

(Obituary posted at Ware Funeral Home web site)

Curtis Gilliam

Duffield, VA - Curtis Gilliam, 92, Duffield, VA passed away, Monday, January 27, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Gilliam was born in Tazewell County, VA on October 22, 1921 to the late Charlie and Pearl Rhodes Gilliam.

Curtis was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a decorated Veteran who served in the Normandy Invasion of 1942 with the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Edith Dockery Gilliam; great grandson, Chase Sams; paternal grandfather, George Gilliam; brothers, Ralph Gilliam, Luther Gilliam, Jr., Ray Gilliam, Virgil Gilliam, Robert Gilliam, and Clarence Gilliam; sister , Bertha Griffin preceded her in death.

He is survived by his sons, Harold Gilliam and wife, Ann, Church Hill, TN and Jimmy Gilliam and wife, Sherry, Church Hill, TN; grandchildren, Clayton Gilliam, Jessica Sams, and Aerial Gilliam; great grandchildren, Jacob, Haley, and Kurtis Gilliam, and Hunter and Mikahala Sams; sisters, Gladys Feathers, Johnson City, TN, Helen Jessie, Duffield, VA, Freda Stanley Hommel, Kingsport, TN and Mabel Spiva; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post #3382 of the V.F.W. and Post #265 of Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Curtis Gilliam.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Doris Mae (Hommell) Gilliam

BLOUNTVILLE — Doris Mae Gilliam, 72, of Blountville, went to be with the Lord on Monday night (Jan. 26, 2009) with her loving husband of 54 years and her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and lived most of her life in Sullivan County. She was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church and attended Higher Ground Baptist Church before her illness. She was very passionate about her grandchildren and she loved working in her flowers. She worked for ITT North Electric for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hughie Lee Hommel and Dessie Casteel Hommel; infant sister, Janette Hommel; and one brother, Paris Wayne Hommel.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Gilliam of the home; one son, Danny Gilliam of Kingsport; one brother, Charles (Rosa Nell) Hommel of Kingsport; three sisters, Ruth Overbay of Kingsport, Patsy Jean (Donald) Barnette of Gray and Brenda Kaye (Kenneth) Martin of Newnan, Ga.; two grandchildren, Nicole Frye and Chelsea Gilliam, both of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Kennedy Frye and Isaiha Stuart, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Tri-Cities Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Johnny Gibson and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Ken Martin, Jeff Hommel, Randy Simpson, Bruce Blevins, Ray Hubman and Dorman Blizzard.

The family would like to send their sincere thanks to the staff and nurses at Wexford House, the hospice nurses, Dr. Robert Funke and all their loving friends for all their prayers and support in the family’s time of need.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gilliam family. For more information, please contact Tri-Cities Funeral Home at (423) 323-5167.

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Edith M. (Dockery) Gilliam

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mrs. Edith M. Gilliam, 82, Duffield, Va., entered into rest Saturday (Feb. 24, 2007) at Lonesome Pine Medical Center in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Mrs. Gilliam was born in Scott County, Va. on March 23, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Laurie Dockery.

In addition to her parents, her sisters, Ona Kendricks, Molly Thacker and Maude Hartgrove; and brothers, Warren Dockery, Brownie Dockery, Meeks Dockery and Emmit (Jim) Dockery preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Curtis Gilliam, Duffield, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Jennie Anne Gilliam, Church Hill and Jimmy and Sherry Gilliam, Kingsport; grandchildren, Clayton Gilliam and wife, Beth, Jessica Sams and husband, David, and Ariel Gilliam; great-grandchildren, Jacob, and Haley Gilliam; her brother, Lucian Dockery, Rock Springs community of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Paul and Dana Tipton will provide the music.

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

Doug Gray, Clayton Gilliam, David Sams, Jeff Joyner, Rob Joyner and Morgan Gibson will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Gilliam family.

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Elizabeth V. “Bessie” (Beverly) Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Bessie Gilliam, 102, died Saturday ( Aug. 5, 2000 ) in Asbury Center at Baysmont Healthcare Center after an extended illness.

Before moving to Kingsport in the 1940's, Mrs. Gilliam and her husband, Shorty owned and operated Shorty's Restaurant in Wise, Va. and later, Shorty's Restaurant in Kingsport.

She as a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Gilliam was preceded in death by her husband, W. E. (Shorty) Gilliam; one daughter, Thelma Prophet.

Surviving are her daughters, Helen Dickson, Pauline Lane , and Christine Duncan, all of Kingsport ; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Beth Yarborough and the Rev. J. Spurgeon McCartt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Center of Upper East Tennessee, Inc., P.O. Box 3301 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

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

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Emma Pearl (Harville) Laughlin Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Emma Pearl Gilliam, 88, 3950 Memorial Blvd., died Thursday (March 7, 2002) at Indian Path Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Grainger County, Tenn., and moved to Kingsport at an early age. She attended Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church and loved the friendship of her Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd "Spec'' Laughlin; her second husband, Hershell Gilliam; one daughter, Estel Marie Laughlin; her parents, Enes Harville and Elizabeth Parker Harville; one brother, Clarence Harville.

Surviving are one son, Rev. Larry W. Laughlin and wife, Mila, of Kingsport; nieces, Linda Lawson and Judy Knight; nephew, Wayne Harville; and a special stepniece, Mary Simpson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Emory Church Cemetery, Kingsport. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Luster, Joe Stallard, Gary Byrd, Wayne Salyer, Darrell Childers and Ray Cain.

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

(Lloyd Laughlin was from Scott Co.)

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Eugenia Mae "Jeannie" (Barnette) Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Eugenia (Barnette) Gilliam, 91, 1305 Harrison Avenue, went home to be with the Lord Saturday (Feb. 2, 2002) after an extended illness.

She was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. A member of Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church, she was true and faithful in her Christianity.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. William "Uncle Billy" and Cora Wade Barnette; her husband, Omer Gilliam; two sons, Billy and Rion Gilliam; granddaughter, Teresa Palmer; brothers, Elmer, Milford, Gale and Worley Barnette; sisters, Julie Benton, Bessie Sloan, Ruth Barnette and Ruby Pippin.

Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald and wife, Jo Gilliam, and Jack Gilliam, all of Kingsport; daughters, Julie Floyd and Jean Newland, both of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; a host of friends and loved ones.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call at the home of Jack Gilliam, 1305 Harrison Ave., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert "Buddy" Legg and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Gilliam, Troy Gilliam, Billy Gilliam, Dickey Newland, Rick Floyd and Johnny Grills.

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Fred Gilliam

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Fred Gilliam, 69, died at 3:55 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 17, 1998) at his residence after an extended illness.

Born on Aug. 27, 1929 in Fairview, Va., he was the son of the late Willie Rhea Gilliam and Eugenia Thomas Gilliam of Fairview. He has been a resident of Clinchport since 1957. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1969 after 20 years of service. He was also retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991 with 21 years of service. He was on the Clinchport Town Council and also served as mayor of Clinchport for four years. He was active in the local VFW. He served as Junior Vice-Commander of the 12th District in 1996 and 1997. He served as Post Commander of Clinchport/Duffield VFW Post No. 10673 since 1992; resigning his command in June, 1998 due to illness.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Bruman Gilliam; one sister, Betty Gilliam Cowan; maternal grandmother, Lillian Thomas Maness; and uncle, Burlie Dow Maness.

Surviving are his wife, Aileen Bishop Gilliam; one son, Terry Lynn Gilliam, Clinchport, Va.; one daughter, Jo Retta Gilliam Smith, Weber City, Va.; three sisters, Bertha Gilliam Bledsoe, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Gene (Adaline) Guy, Athens, Tenn. and Mrs. Troy (Ruth Ann) Culler, Brown Summitt, N.C.; one brother, Willie R. Gilliam Jr., Chuckey, Tenn.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

Immediately following the services, military graveside services will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. with the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 Colorguard. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW Post No. 10673.

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Gale Gilliam

DUFFIELD, Va. - Gale Gilliam, 73, of Duffield Route 1 died Tuesday evening [12/3’1963] at his home after an illness of 14 years. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Scott County .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Baker Gilliam, Duffield; one daughter, Miss Ethel Gilliam, Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Burk, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Sarah Ramey, Appalachia, Va.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

(Kingsport News / Thursday, December 5, 1963)

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Funeral services for Gale Gilliam, Duffield , Va. , will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home, Route 1, Duffield , Va.

Rev. Dale Duncan will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The body will be removed to the residence at 2 p.m. today from the Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia , Va.

(Kingsport News / Friday, December 6, 1963)

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Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane

Hazel Lee (Bledsoe) Gilliam

DUFFIELD, Va. — Hazel Lee (Bledsoe) Gilliam, departed from this earthly life on July 23, 2009 to be with her loving Savior Jesus Christ.

She was the loving wife of Ewing Kenneth Gilliam for 55 years. The mother to five daughters and three sons; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was co-owner of Gilliam’s Aluminum Co. She faithfully attended Red Hill Memorial Church in Pattonsville , Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Parlee Bledsoe of Blackwater, Va.; her sisters, Margaret Sturgill and Marie Kerney; her brothers, Joe Bledsoe and Oscar Bledsoe.

She is survived by her husband, Ewing Kenneth Gilliam, of the home; daughters and sons- in-law, Patricia “Pat” and Dennis “Gene” Jones, Duffield, Va., Sharon Gilliam, Duffield, Va., Sandy Spivey, Big Stone Gap, Va., Brenda and Roy Turner, Hazelton, W.Va. and Amy and Marty Parsons, Big Stone Gap, Va.; sons and daughters-in- law, Michael and Theresa Gilliam, Gate City, Va., Terry and Brenda Gilliam, Duffield, Va. and Gary and Tracy Gilliam, Duffield, Va.; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Rachel Thomas, Madson, Ohio and Fern Sams, Kingsport; brothers, Dudley Bledsoe and C.P. Bledsoe, both of Blackwater, Va. and Haskel Bledsoe, Duffield, Va.; and a host of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Hill Memorial Church, Pattonsville, Va. with Evangelist Garry Hood and Bro. Bill Tignor officiating and music by the Red Hill Harmoneers.

Interment will follow in the Gilliam Cemetery in Duffield , Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Our family was very blessed to have such a wonderful person in our lives.

Our family would like to extend a special thank you to our churches, family and friends for their love, prayers and support.

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Helen Ruth (Smith) Gilliam

(Arthur M. Smith Sr was born abt 1896 in Hiltons, son of John W. and Laura M. (Osborne) Smith.)

KINGSPORT - Helen Ruth Gilliam , 79, died Wednesday (Feb. 10, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. Gilliam was born in Kingsport where she lived all of her life. She was a 1939 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was a loving wife of 59 years and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur M. and Gladys Gibson Smith Sr.; infant daughter, Margaret Ann Gilliam ; brother, John Wesley Smith.

Surviving are her husband, Lon H. Gilliam of the daughter's home in Church Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Ben Nottingham, Kingsport, and Janie and Doug Hinson, Church Hill; son and special daughter-in-law, D. Larry and Brenda Gilliam, Kingsport; grandchildren, Dennis, Chris, Jeff and Jon Gilliam , Donna Massengill, Bryan and Kevin Hinson, Tim and Mark Nottingham; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Dent, Brandie, Seth, Ethan, Jacob, Trevor, Logan, Evan and Mattie Kate Gilliam ; sisters, Mrs. Mabel Jennings, Mrs. Claude (Nellie) Johnson, and Mrs. George (Mildred) Rutledge, all of Kingsport; brother, A.M. Smith Jr., Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and other times at the home of the daughter, 326 Sunrise Ave., Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 207 N. Boone, Johnson City, Tenn., or to the Wellmont Madison House, P.O. Box 3301, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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James Walter Gilliam

J. Walter Gilliam, 78, 392 McKenzie Road, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12, 1992) at Indian Path Medical Center after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, he had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life.

He retired in 1978 from Kingsport Power Company after 38 years of service.

He was of the Baptist faith, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of American Legion Hammond Post 3 and the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382 of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dora Gilliam; two brothers, Columbus and Eskel Gilliam.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Glover, Mrs. Veralene Ray, Mrs. Shirlene Lark, Mrs. Carl (Jewel) Darnell, and Mrs. Edd (Angie) Taylor, all of Kingsport; one son, James W. Gilliam, Jr., Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herschell (Maude) McMurray, and Mrs. Georgia Brooks, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Addendum of family interest for obituary from another source.

In 1974, a Petition for Change of Name was filed by Walter James Rhoton who stated "that he was born in Scott County, Virginia on December 8, 1913, his father being Charles Rhoton and his mother being Dora B. Rhodes Rhoten. That his birth record shows his name to be Walter James Rhoton. That his father, Charles Rhoton died in 1914, that his mother, Dora B. Rhodes Rhoton, married George Gilliam when he was just a child. That since the marriage of his mother to George Gilliam, petitioner has "gone by" the name of James Walter Gilliam, that all of his business affairs are transacted in the name of James Walter Gilliam and for these reasons he desires that his name, Walter James Rhoton, be changed to James Walter Gilliam in order to clarify the birth certificate and his other business affairs..." (From research of Shelia Hunt.)]

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Jesse "Jake" Gilliam

APPALACHIA - Jake Gilliam, 54, died Monday [11/5/1973] at his apartment in Hamtramek, Mich., following a long illness.

He had lived in Michigan for 25 years and was formerly of Appalachia. He was a retired chef and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gilliam. Survivors include his brothers, Luther Gilliam, Chicago, and Bill Venoy, Benham, Ky.; sisters, Mrs. Thelma Golden, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Emily Winegar, Mrs. Georgie Gary and Mrs. Viola Mustang, all of Chicago; Mrs. Fred Pollock, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Atkins, Derby, Va.; Mrs. Ada Kelly, Brookside, Ky., and Mrs. Pearl Mullins, Pennington Gap, Va.

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

[Some Scott Co Ancestral Families – Gilliam, Peters, Kilgore, McConnell]

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1973

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Jimmie (Rominger) Mize Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Jimmie Rominger Gilliam, 79, of Kingsport, died Sunday (March 13, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1926 in Banner Elk, N.C., and had been a resident of Kingsport for 40 years. Mrs. Gilliam was a member of Belvue Christian Church. She retired from Holston Valley Hospital in 1987.

Mrs. Gilliam was preceded in death by her parents, James Marian Rominger and Florence Harmon Rominger of Banner Elk, N.C.; her husband, William O. Gilliam of Kingsport; a son, James Randolph Mize of Kingsport; and brothers, Arnold Rominger of Mississippi and Roy Rominger of Florida.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Richard Knight of Norris, Tenn.; a grandson, Ryan Maddry of Norris, Tenn.; two step-grandsons, Benjamin and Burton Knight of Norris, Tenn.; two sisters, Edna Matheson of Durham, N.C., and Minnie James of Lenoir, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Pauline Rominger of Banner Elk, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Ruby Christian of Kingsport; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. John Owston officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the gravesite by 10:50 a.m.

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

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Joseph Nimrod "Rod" Gilliam

Rod Gilliam, 89, of the Manville community went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (July 27, 2011).

He was a devout Christian and loved singing gospel music. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Mr. Gilliam served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Eastman Kodak with over 40 years of service. Rod belonged to the Manville Ruritan where he had served as President and was also a District Governor. He was also a charter member of the Manville Community Center. He attended Alley’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nellie (Nell) Hill Gilliam; brothers, Orville Kenny Gilliam, Lilburn (Pat) Gilliam, and Hubert Clell Gilliam.

Rod Gilliam is survived by his sons, Roy Fred Gilliam and wife, Kathy (Gate City, VA), Jackie Darryl Gilliam (Kingsport, TN), and Christopher Dale Gilliam (Clinton, TN); grandchildren, Nicholas Grant Gilliam (Oakland, CA), Jamie Nicole Gilliam, (Oakland, CA), Bernard Edward Mullen III (Myrtle Beach, SC), and Cassandra Elise Gilliam (Clinton, TN); a brother, William Paul (Jake) Gilliam (Gate City, VA); sisters-in-law, Mabel Ossilee Mullins (Gate City, VA), Dorothy Gilliam (Kingsport, TN), Sarah Gilliam (Gate City, VA), Nannie Starnes (Ft. Blackmore, VA) along with several nieces and nephews.

A special thank-you goes out to Kelly Fugate and her son, Jaren.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (July 30, 2011) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday (July 30, 2011) at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bob Cloud officiating. Music will be provided by the Salley’s Chapel Group.

The American Legion Color Guard Post # 3 and Post # 265 will conduct a military graveside service following the funeral at Oak Hill Cemetery. The American Legion Color Guard will serve as pallbearers and his grandchildren and nephews will be honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alley’s Chapel United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, c/o Jessica Karlala, 6429 Manville Road, Gate City, VA 24251 or to the Manville Community Center, c/o Sarah Gilliam, 1068 Sorrel Creek Lane, Gate City, VA 24251.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Gilliam family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Joyce Ann "Jodi" (Wright) Powers Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Joyce Ann (Wright) Powers Gilliam, 57, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning (Nov. 19, 2005) at her residence after a brave battle with cancer.

Joyce was born in Kingsport and had been a resident of Kingsport all of her life.

Joyce, known to friends as "Jodi," was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all those whose life she touched. She enjoyed spending time with her family as well as her friends. She was always there for anyone who needed her and will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard H. Wright, Jr., and Russell H. Wright; and her first husband and best friend, Royce W. Powers.

Surviving is one daughter, Tracie Powers Maness and husband, Tim of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Ethan, Elijah and Madison Maness, all of Kingsport; her mother, Burma (Fields) Wright; her father, Richard H. Wright and wife, Hazel all of Kingsport; sisters, Juanita Weddle and husband, David of Church Hill, June Arnold and husband, Ronnie, Janice Henry and husband, EL, Jackie Tipton, and Connie Kaywood, all of Kingsport; her brother, Ricky Wright of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Patricia (Kay) Gaines, Loretta Wolfe, Judy Griffith, Mary Lane and Starr King.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and other hours at the residence, 416 Rolling Drive.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Gerald Bishop and Bro. Jack Begley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Gateway Singer.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home to go to the graveside service which will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Garden of the Good Shepard.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Tipton, Keith Cox, David Weddle, Todd Ervin, Tim Maness and Ronnie Arnold.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Maness, John McClure and Greg Lane.

East Lawn is serving the Joyce Gilliam family.

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Lennie James Gilliam

KNOXVILLE - Lennie James Gilliam, 40, entered into rest on Thursday (Jan. 25, 2001).

Mr. Gilliam was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Dec. 25, 1960.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Zelma Stanley and Laura Gilliam.

Survivors include his parents, Lorin and Jeanelle Gilliam, Clinchport, Va.; one daughter, Megan Gilliam, Knoxville; two sisters, Yvonne Garrett, Pennington Gap, Va., and Elisa Gilliam, Duffield, Va.; one brother, Wayne Gilliam, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Cecil Kern officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanley Family Cemetery in Rye Cove, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Lilbern Glen Gilliam

(September 10, 1918 - September 25, 2013)

Gate City, VA- Lilbern Glen Gilliam, 95, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab. Glen was a U.S. Army Veteran and of the Apostolic faith. He was a farmer all of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years in 2003 Viola (Pet) Bloomer Gilliam, parents Thomas J. and Amanda McDavid Gilliam and all his thirteen brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his daughter Louise Bright of Church Hill, son David (Brenda) Gilliam of Mt. Carmel, granddaughters Karen Templeton McClellan, of Church Hill, Stephanie (Jason) Perry of Gate City, Staci (Steven) Taylor of Mt. Carmel, great-grandchildren Emily McClellan, Amy Perry, Rebecca Taylor, Ryan Perry and Dalton Taylor, sisters-in-law Faye Gilliam and Edna (Kyle) Bledsoe and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Elder Jimmy Combs and Rev. Bob Ray Lane officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post # 265 at Holston View Cemetery Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. Those wishing to attend the graveside services, please be at the funeral home no later than 10:30 a.m.

A special thank you to the staff of B-Wing at Church Hill Health Care and to neighbors Joe and Charlene Lawson, and Randy Bates for their special care of daddy.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Scott County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1088 ,Gate City, Va. 24251.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is serving the Gilliam Family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lilburn Patton "Pat" Gilliam

GATE CITY, Va. - Lilburn "Pat" Gilliam 88, Rt. 1, entered into rest Wednesday evening (Feb. 6, 2002) at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.

Born Sept. 24, 1913 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Farce Jesse and Lula Adams Gilliam.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gilliam was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Clell Gilliam; and a granddaughter, Amanda Hamilton.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Panama. He was a charter member of the Manville Ruritan Club and a member of Lawson Memorial Church.

He was retired from Eastman Kodak Company.

Mr. Gilliam is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Seaver Gilliam, Gate City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Jeff Hamilton, Marjorie and Jim Blalock, all of Gate City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Myrtle Gilliam, Kingston, Ron and Sue Gilliam, Kingsport; two brothers, Joseph Rod and William Paul Gilliam, both of Gate City; six grandchildren, Beth and Cara Hamilton, Patrick Blalock, Melissa Lane, Jennifer Raymer and Ronda Sue Slemons; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Herman Quillen and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

Lifelong friend, the Rev. Claude Lane, will be an honorary minister.

Music will be provided by the Lawson Memorial Quartet.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery, conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests those who wish to make a contribution, please make it to the Manville Community Center, c/o Claude Lane, Route 1, Box 374-E, Gate City, Va.

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Lon Henry Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Lon Henry Gilliam, 84, died Thursday morning (Sept. 27, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. He had resided with his daughter, Janie Hinson, Church Hill before his death.

He was born in Hancock County and spent most of his life in Sullivan County.

Mr. Gilliam was of the Baptist faith. He attended West View Baptist Church when his health permitted him to. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to hunt, fish and read.

Displaying his patriotism during World War II, Mr. Gilliam voluntarily entered the Army, serving in Panama in order to guard the Panama Canal and the freedom his wife, two small children and country enjoyed. He was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company with 43 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ruth Gilliam; an infant daughter, Margaret Ann Gilliam; his parents, Lloyd D. and Minnie H. Gilliam; brothers, Lucian Gilliam, Luther Gilliam; a sister, Mrs. Everston (Marie) Spears; an infant sister, Pearlee Gilliam.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Doug Hinson, Church Hill and Faye and Ben Nottingham, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Brenda Gilliam, Kingsport; nine grandchildren, Donna Massengill, Bryan Hinson, Kevin Hinson, Tim Nottingham, Mark Nottingham, Dennis Gilliam, Chris Gilliam, Jeff Gilliam, Jon Gilliam; 11 great-grandchildren, Jessica Dent, Kristin Hinson, Logan Massengill, Brandie Gilliam, Seth Gilliam, Ethan Gilliam, Jacob Gilliam, Trevor Gilliam, Logan Gilliam, Evan Gilliam, Mattie Kate Gilliam; a sister-in-law, Lottie Gilliam; two nieces and three nephews.

Friends may call anytime at the home of Janie Hinson, 326 Sunrise Ave., Church Hill.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Bryan Hinson, Kevin Hinson, Tim Nottingham, Mark Nottingham, Dennis Gilliam, Chris Gilliam, Jeff Gilliam, Jon Gilliam and grandson-in-law, Mark Massengill.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews: C.L. Gilliam, Gene Spears, Gary Spears, Jerry Spears, Mickey Spears and great-nephew, Daniel Gilliam.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 505 Dale St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Luther Charles Gilliam

Nov 2, 1926 – Apr 23, 2014

Duffield, VA - Luther C. Gilliam, 87, Duffield, VA passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Gilliam was born in Lee County, VA on November 2, 1926 to the late Emory and Laura Frazier Gilliam. He was a coal miner, retiring from Westmoreland Coal Company and worked from his childhood supporting his younger siblings and then his own children. He loved the mountains, and if not tending his beloved garden, he could be found hiking the mountain with his sidekick, Cody Dog, where he spent the majority of his 87 years.

In addition to his parents, a granddaughter; 2 great grandsons; sister, Venus Rogers and brothers, Millard Gilliam, Don Gilliam, and E.M. Gilliam preceded him in death.

He is survived by his faithful wife of 64 years, Faye Jessee Gilliam, Duffield, VA; daughters, Cathy Breedlove, Knoxville, TN, Janie Stapleton and husband, Sam, Duffield, VA, Becky McDaries and husband, Kenneth, Big Stone Gap, VA, Margaret Kaylor and husband, John, Duffield, VA, Angela Gottwald and husband, John, Richmond, VA, and Meagen Hood and husband, Brad, Gate City, VA; sons, Jerry Gilliam, Dunbar, VA, Ronnie Gilliam and wife, Pamela, Duffield, VA, and Donnie Gilliam and wife, Linda, Duffield, VA; twenty grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Rogers, Duffield, VA, Bonnie Bishop, Duffield, VA, and Marie Bishop, Duffield, VA; brothers, Lorin Gilliam, Duffield, VA and Elbert Gilliam, Church Hill, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Gilliam Family Cemetery, Blackgum Lane, Duffield, VA with Pastor Chuck Grimm officiating. Grandsons, Dustin Gilliam, Jon McDaries, Cory McDaries, Sam Stapleton, Jerry Gilliam, and Gregory Jones will serve as pallbearers. Grandsons, Warriner Gottwald and Collin “Tyler” Hood will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Luther C. Gilliam.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Loudema (Rhoton) Gilliam

DUFFIELD, Va, - Margaret Loudema Gilliam, 58, of the Fairview community, entered into rest early Monday morning (Jan. 9, 2006) after an illness.

Born in Scott County, she obtained her bachelor's degree in Education from Lincoln Memorial University and her master's degree in Education from Virginia Tech. She was a retired educator with 34 years of service with the Lee County Public School system, having taught at Jonesville, Pennington and most recently Lee High School. She was also a homebound teacher within the school system, taught summer school for many years, and was a night school instructor with Mountain Empire Community College.

She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Big Stone Gap Lodge, Kentucky Representative of the Lodge, member of both the N.E.A. and the V.E.A.

Surviving are her husband, Ronnie Gilliam of Clinchport; son, Joshua (Mikey) Gilliam of Clinchport; daughter, Lucretia Kitzmiller and husband, Tim of Clinchport; foster daughter, Jenny Watkins and husband, Bob of Colorado Springs, Colo.; parents, Harry and Ruby Frazier Rhoton; sisters, Thelma DeBoard and husband, James of Duffield, and Shirley Meade and husband, Bob of Kingsport; grandchildren, Whitney Kitzmiller and Alex Kitzmiller; foster grandchildren, Monty, Chasin, and Ian; nephews, Brad and Nathan; niece, Jeana; dear friend, Deana Rowe; host of friends.

Calling hours are from 5 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 Rev. David Gillenwater and Rev. Danny Felty officiating.

Music will be provided by Linda Robinson and Amanda McClellan.

Committal services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rhoton Cemetery in Fairview. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Pidge Frazier, Nathan Meade, Brad DeBoard, Roger (Tater) Shupe, Eddie Razor, and Kevin Davis.

Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Meade, James DeBoard, Charlie Frazier, John Henry Frazier, Billy Gibson, Billy Berry, Larry Bishop, and Larry McClellan.

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Mary L. (Sturgill) Gilliam

BLACKWATER, Va. - Mary L. "Maw" Gilliam, 81, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (April 8, 2007) at the Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va.

Born in Scott County, Va. on July 24, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Everette and Rosie (Jessie) Sturgill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Gilliam; five brothers; two sisters; and one grandson.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Gilliam and wife Mae, of Blackwater, and Terry Gilliam of Blackwater; one daughter, Shirley Willis and husband James, of White Pine; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Dixon and husband Clyde, of Harlan, Ky. and Dorothy McBride of Detroit, Mich; two brothers, Elmer Sturgill and wife Carol, of Blackwater, and Carson Sturgill and wife, Retha, of Rogersville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all of the doctor's and nurses of the Lee Regional Medical Center.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va., or anytime at the home of her son, Paul Gilliam.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Harmon Willis and the Rev. Billy Owens officiating.

Music will be provided by the Osborne Chapel Singers.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Joyner Family Cemetery in Blackwater. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m.

Robinette Funeral Home is in charge.

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Minia (Baker) Gilliam

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Minia Gilliam, 95, died Sunday ( May 10, 1992 ) at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin , Tenn.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Big Stone Gap since 1968, moving to Gallatin five months ago. She was a member of the Bowens Chapel Church in Duf­field and attended West End Bap­tist Church in Big Stone Gap.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Gilliam.

Surviving are one daughter, Ethel Gilliam Baker, Big Stone Gap; three grandsons and one granddaughter; 14 great-grandchil­dren and 22 great-great-grandchil­dren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Fune­ral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Townsend and the Rev. U.L. Graham officiating.

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

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Don Lane

Mollie (May) Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Mollie M. Gilliam, 86, 311 Sewanee Ave., went to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 16, 2000) at Wexford House after a long illness.

Ms. Gilliam was born in Scott County, Va., and lived in Kingsport most of her life.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Agnes Lorraine Glover; her parents, Daniel and Maggie Ava Hammond May; a brother, Charlie P. May; and two sisters, Elizabeth May and Gladys Sykes.

Surviving are four daughters, Shirlene Lark, Veralene Ray, Mrs. Carl (Jewel) Darnell, and Mrs. Edwin (Angie) Taylor, all of Kingsport; a son, James (Jim) Gilliam, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a special friend, June Kilgore; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and also at the home of the daughter, Jewel Darnell, 265 Bays Mountain Park Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Roland Brown officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer�s Foundation at the Alzheimer�s Center, P.O. Box 3301, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Nellie Annalee (Hill) Gilliam

GATE CITY, Va. — Nellie Hill Gilliam, 83, of the Manville community, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (Jan. 22, 2008) while at her residence.

She was born Sept. 25, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Lewis Tillman and Sarah Etta Davidson Hill. She was a homemaker and attended Alley’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was devoted to her church and was always faithful in attendance. She truly blessed many people with her singing and rejoicing for her Lord. Her presence will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Milo Hill; two sisters, Hazel Irene Hill Mosier and Geneva Olene Hill Sanders.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joseph "Rod" Gilliam; three sons, Roy Fred Gilliam and spouse, Kathy of Gate City, Va., Jackie Darryl Gilliam of Kingsport and Christopher Dale Gilliam of Clinton, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Nicholas Grant Gilliam, Jamie Nicole Gilliam, Cassandra Elise Gilliam and Bernard Edward Mullen lll; two sisters, Nannie Lois Hill Starnes of Slant, Va., and Mabel Ossilee Hill Mullins of Gate City, Va.; one brother, Almer Clyde Hill of Slant, Va. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. The funeral will follow with the Rev. Bob Cloud and the Rev. Steve Templeton officiating.

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

Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Park. A representative of Scott County Funeral Home will be at the entrance to direct those attending to the gravesite. It is requested to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.

Pallbearers will be Roger Price, Jimmy Blaylock, Clayton McDavid, Teddy Mullins, Dennis Hill and Allan Gilliam.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Lane, Bobby McConnell, Hobert Quillen, Jr., Miles Begley, Ronnie Gilliam and Calvin Calhoun.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Newt Gilliam

ROGERSVILLE - Newt Gilliam, 94, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Friday (June 16, 2006) at Wellmont Hawkins County Hospital.

He was born in Hancock County and was a member of Wallen's Bend Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Gilliam; parents, George and Effie Gilliam; brother, Leonard Gilliam; and sister, Mossie Lane.

He is survived by an only son, Waymon Gilliam and wife, Eunice Manis Gilliam of Morristown; one sister, Parolee Perry of Eidson; and some nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J.C. Lawson officiating.

Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Oscar D. "Buzz" Gilliam

JOHNSON CITY - Oscar D. "Buzz" Gilliam, 84, 1301 Rock Garden Road, died Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2005) in the Lakebridge Health Care Center.

Mr. Gilliam was a native of Scott County, Va., and spent his childhood years in Kingsport and had lived in Johnson City since 1951. He was a son of the late Haburn and Louise Bowens Gilliam.

He was a retired employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home in the engineering department. Mr. Gilliam was a U.S Army veteran serving in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Gilliam; and a sister, Hazel Gilliam Rhyans.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Pauline Wright Gilliam, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lavennia Sue and Preston "Tom" Osborne of Johnson City, Nancy and Rusty Rupert of Limestone; four brothers, Garland Gilliam of Savannah, Tenn., Ralph Gilliam of Somerset, Ky., Linnie Gilliam of Gray and Mack Gilliam of Kingsport; three sisters, Pearl Forbes of Kingsport, Shirley Waycaster of Johnson City and Joanne Compton of Kingsport; one grandson, Scott King of Johnson City; two granddaughters, Loretta "Lorrie" Bowers and Sundae "Sunny" Pope, both of Johnson City; great-grandchildren, Robby Bowers, Cassie Bowers, Angel King, Josh King, Daniel King and Taylor Pope; a special friend, Alan Robinson; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today prior to the service at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the South Chapel. Rev. Greg Street and Rev. Buford Blankenbecker will officiate.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Washington County Memory Gardens. Everyone will meet at the cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Earnest Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Paul Gilliam, 68, passed away Thursday (Feb. 1, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born and raised in Scott County, Va., but had spent the last 20 years in Florida. He loved hunting and fishing and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Roy Gilliam and Mossie Stewart Gilliam; sister, Lottie Turner and Ruby Christian; and a brother, William O. Gilliam.

Surviving are his wife, Janrose Dotson Gilliam, Kingsport; brother, Fred Gilliam and wife, Tana, Mississippi; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 at 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Wallace Griggs officiating.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

     Pearl Venus (Jennings) Gilliam

Pearl Jennings Gilliam, 171 Gilrner Street, Kingsport, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she lived in Kingsport most of her life.  She attended Lawson's Memorial Chapel Church in Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. B. Bent Gilliam in 1987; a daughter, Georgia Bernice Rich in 1987; one son, Harold Edgar Gilliam in 1984; one sister, Mrs. Lola Lane; and one brother, Roy Jennings.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. W. (Colleen) Dennison, Gray, Mrs. John (Elma) Moats and Mrs. Tom (Wanda) Addington, both of Kingsport and Ms. Nancy Abbott, Atlanta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and 23 great­-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Lovely) Lane, Gate City, Va.; one brother, the Rev. Willie Jennings, Kingsport; one half-brother, Coy Hammonds, Sil­ver Springs, Md.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the residence of a daughter, Wanda Addington, 149 Gilmer Street.

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

Entombment will be in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Rion A. Gilliam

Rion A. Gilliam, 57, 2209 Hall St., Kingsport, died Wednesday (April 13, 1994) at his home after an extended illness.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attended Oak Drive Independent Church. He was a retired employ­ee of AFG in December 1991.

He was preceded in death by his father, Omar Jennings Gil­liam in 1982; and one brother, Bil­ly Carson Gilliam.

Surviving are his wife, Tressa Gil­liam, of the home; two sons, Jeff B. Gilliam and Troy M. Gil­liam, both of Kingsport; his mother, Euge­nia Gilliam, Kingsport; two grandsons; two sisters, Julie Floyd and Jean Newland, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Ronald Gilliam and Jack Gilliam, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews,

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Garland and the Rev. Jim Bishop officiat­ing.

Burial will be in the Old Kings­port Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James Page, 409 Canongate Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Estelle (Egan) Gilliam

Mrs. Ruby Egan Gilliam, 45, of 1142 Cherry Street, died al 4:28 p.m. Wednesday at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a long illness.

She was born in Scott Co., Virginia, and had lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of the Mafair Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond Gilliam; two daughters, Miss Linda Gilliam and Miss Christine Gilliam; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Egan; a sister, Mrs. Opal Dickens; two brothers, G. M. Egan and Raymond Egan, and several nieces and nephews, all of Kingsport.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carters Chapel.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, June 9, 1966)

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Funeral for Mrs. Ruby Egan Gilliam of 1142 Cherry St., who died Wednesday at the. age of 45, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Mafair Methodist Church.

Rev. Dr. Frank Trotter and Rev. John Greer will conduct the service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from Carter's Chapel Funeral Home.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Friday, June 10, 1966)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby (Smith) Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Ruby Gilliam, 67, entered into rest Monday ( July 1, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on July 16, 1934 to the late Thomas Albert and Effie Lowe Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Gilliam, Kingsport; one daughter, Diana Gilliam, Kingsport; sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Carolyn Gilliam, and Timothy Gilliam, all of Kingsport; sister, Kathleen Ledford, Johnson City; brother, Billy Smith, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Still and the Rev. Edward Ray officiating.

Music will be provided by Vanna and Cherlene.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Chapel Cemetery , Morrison City .

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth M. (Akers) Gilliam

KINGSPORT — Ruth M. Akers, 84, of Kingsport, passed away Monday (Dec. 22, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Ruth was born in Scott County, Va., and lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse. Ruth was retired from Eastman Chemical Company after over 40 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Mattie Castle Akers; along with several brothers and sisters.

Ruth is survived by her son, Mike Akers and wife, Donna, of Jonesborough; one loving grandson, Brandon Akers; two special nieces, June Adams and Anita Lane; a special nephew, Wayne Harless; along with several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Apostolic Lighthouse Church. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the church with David Peters and Larry Ragsdale officiating.

Music will be provided by church singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Brandon Akers, Wayne Harless, Don Harless, Ray Horne, Pat Kilgore and Joe Boggs.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Holston Manor Health Care and 100-wing for their love and care.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sarah Elizabeth (Brotherton) Gilliam

BLACKWATER, Va. -- Sarah Elizabeth Gilliam , 88, died Saturday ( Feb. 14, 1998 ) after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Blackwater , Va. , she attended the Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Gilliam ; a stepson, Bruce Gilliam ; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brotherton.

Surviving are a stepson, Junior Gilliam , Blackwater , Va. ; three step-grandchildren, Paul Gilliam and Terry Gilliam , both of Blackwater , Va. , and Mrs. Shirley Willis, of Morristown ; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gilliam Cemetery , Blackwater , Va.

Neighbors will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Victor E. Gilliam

Apr 20, 1936 – Apr 19, 2014

FAIRVIEW, Va. — Victor E. Gilliam, 77, of Fairview, Va., died Saturday (April 19, 2014) at his residence. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

He was born April 20, 1936 in Wallen’s Ridge, Va. In his lifetime, he had been a carpenter and worked for many years in the Scott County School System as a bus driver. He loved to garden and make beautiful picture frames.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry F. Gilliam and Stella Osborne Gilliam; brothers, Murial Gilliam and Kenneth Gilliam; sister, Buna Mae Gilliam; and infant son, Gary Wayne Gilliam.

He is survived by his wife of many years, Inell Gilliam of Blackwater, Va.; sons, Ronnie Gilliam of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Robert Gilliam of Blackwater; daughters, Alta Woodby of Blackwater and Tina Brooks of Gate City, Va.; grandson, William Woodby II; sisters, Cordelia Ruscoe of Blackwater and Ina Bell Little of Demming, Wash.; brothers, Jessie Gilliam of Blackwater and Elic Gilliam of Ashland, Ky.; special friend, Becky Lane; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater.

The funeral service will follow at noon with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Burial will follow in the Gilliam Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Kingsport Hematology and Oncology, 4485 W. Stone Drive, Suite 200, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Online condolences may be sent and viewed by visiting, www.RobinetteFuneral-  Homes.com  . Robinette Funeral Home of Blackwater is serving the Gilliam family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgie Faye (Joyner) Gilliam

Gate City, VA - Virgie Faye Joyner Gilliam, 86, Daniel Boone community of Gate City, VA went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Faye was born in Scott County, VA on March 9, 1927.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Eugene Gilliam, Sr., brothers, Leroy Joyner and Ed Joyner and sister, Nancy Carter.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Evans, Kingsport, TN; sons, Tom Gilliam and wife, Sue, Gate City, VA, Frank E. Gilliam, Jr. and wife, Juanita, Kingsport, TN, Larry Gillian and wife, Doris, Kingsport, TN, Johnny Gilliam and wife, Eunice, Gate City, VA, and Mike Gilliam, Gate City, VA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with James Mauk and Jerry Hensley officiating. Eulogy will be given by Frank E. Gilliam, Jr. Debbie Greene and Patsy Hensley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Gilliam Family Cemetery, Daniel Boone community. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Virgie Faye Joyner Gilliam.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgil Charlie “Hop” Gilliam

FT. BLACKMORE , Va. -- Virgil “Hop” Charlie Gilliam , 63, died Thursday morning ( April 23, 1998 ) at his residence.

Born on March 28, 1935 in Tazewell County , he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late Charlie Isaac and Rosa Lee Christian Gilliam .

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Lane Gilliam , Ft. Blackmore, Va.; three daughters, Melinda Byington, Tina Smith, Kingsport, and Lila Gilliam , Ft. Blackmore; a son, Cecil Gilliam , Kingsport; three grandsons and a great-grandson; five sisters, Mrs. Joe (Helen) Jesse, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Wayne (Freda) Hommel and Mrs. Bill (Bertha) Griffith, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Clarence (Mable) Spiva, Largo, Fla., and Mrs. Otis (Gladys) Filler, Johnson City; five brothers, Luther Junior Gilliam , Taylor, Michigan, Clarence, Robert, Ralph and Curtis Gilliam , all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the home of Dwight Lane , Midway community and Helen Jessee, Rye Cove community.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder R.J. Osborne officiating. Midway Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bishop Cemetery, Rye Cove, Va. Family and friends will leave from the funeral home Sunday at 1:15 p.m. for the graveside services. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Viola Angeline "Pet" (Bloomer) Gilliam

GATE CITY, Va. - Viola Angeline "Pet" Bloomer Gilliam, 82, Route 1, went home to be with her Lord Friday (Jan. 3, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 22, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Hiram P. Bloomer Jr. and Maggie Weatherly Bloomer. She married Glen Gilliam on March 1, 1943. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Claude Bloomer.

Surviving are her loving husband of almost 60 years, Lilbern Glen Gilliam, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Louise Bright-Hembree, Church Hill; son, James David Gilliam and wife Brenda, Mount Carmel; granddaughters, Karen McClellan, Stephanie Gilliam, Staci Gilliam, all of Mount Carmel; great-granddaughter, Emily Angeline McClellan of Wirtz, Va.; sisters, Edna Bledsoe and husband Kyle, Fairview, Va., Eva Bloomer, Fairview, Va.; sister-in-law, Lucille Bloomer, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the daughter's residence, 104 Kay St., Church Hill.

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

Tipton Family Singers will provide the music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251 or to the charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Orbin Gilliam

GATE CITY -- William O. (Bill) Gilliam, 55, of Route 1, Gate City, Va., died at his residence at 11 a.m. Thursday [4/8/1976] of an apparent heart attack.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a veteran of World War II.  He was a Baptist and a retired employee of The Hilliard's Company.  He was also a member of the DAV and VFW of Kingsport.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Jimmie R. Gilliam, Gate City; one son, Steve Gilliam, Baton Rouge, La.; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Dodd, Stanton, Va.; stepson, Randy Mize, Ann Arbor, Mich.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Debbie Mize, Morristown, Tenn.; two brothers, Paul Gilliam, Kingsport, and Fred Gilliam, Galliano, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Turner, Chase City, Va., and Mrs. Ruby Christian, Kingsport; father, J. Roy Gilliam; stepmother, Mrs. Dollie Gilliam, Gate City; and two grandsons.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, April 9, 1976

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wrightly Raymond Gilliam

KINGSPORT - Wrightly Raymond Gilliam, 87, died Thursday, (March 14, 2002) at Wexford House.

He was born March 18, 1914 in the Manville district of Scott County, Va. , and was the son of the late Bertie Mae Spears Gilliam and Lewis Jessee Gilliam.

Moving to Kingsport in the early 30s, he retired from Tennessee Eastman Company with 43 years of service as a laboratory assistant.

He served in the Central Pacific during World War II in the 259th AA Searchlight Battalion as a sharpshooter receiving the Bronze Service Star among other citations. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and chosen as Honor Guard to President Roosevelt, Admiral Nimitz and General MacArthur. Mr. Gilliam was a life-member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Egan Gilliam (June 1966); brothers Claude, Lee and Carson Gilliam; sisters, Cora Gilliam, Lonzie Buchanan and twin sister, Elsie Hughes.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Richard Osborne, Kingsport and Christine Gilliam, Atlanta, Ga.; three grandsons, Todd, Andy and Matthew Osborne, all of Kingsport; several special nieces and nephews and his longtime Pearl Harbor war buddy, Garland Harlow of Glendale, Ky.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. D. Mark Stayton officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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