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Bobby Jack Gillis

KINGSPORT — Bobby Jack Gillis, 71, of Kingsport, departed this life to be with the Lord at 4:30 p.m. Monday (March 3, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Erwin , Tenn. on July 8, 1936 , a son of the late William and Jeanette Loyd Gillis, he has resided in this area his entire life.

Bobby Jack was a graduate of Sullivan High School .

Mr. Gillis retired from Eastman after 34 years in the heavy equipment department as a crane operator. He was well known for building race car motors and enjoyed rebuilding automobiles in his later years, especially Chevys.

He was a former member of Central Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the MICU nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one brother, Edgar Gillis; and a nephew, Mike Ford.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Betty Hammonds Gillis of the home; one son, Bart Gillis (Brenda) of Kingsport; daughters, Tammy Gillis (Pat Shanks) and Tracey Gillis Andrews (Mike) of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Betty Ford, Billie Orrick (Bill), and Janie Brock (Sam); brothers, Jerry Gillis (Gay) and Chester Gillis (Judy), all of Kingsport; his pride and joy his grandchildren, Brittany Gillis Williams (Jared), Grant Gillis, Heather Davenport, Haley Andrews and Hannah Andrews; several nieces and nephews; special pet “Otis.”

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel with Pastor Jeff Strong and Pastor Larry C. Morelock officiating.

Special music will be provided by Jared and Brittany Gillis Williams.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Grant Gillis, Justin Gillis, Lynn Ford, Chris Block, Pat Shanks, Mike Andrews, Clayton Carver and Jared Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Gilliam, Steve Lane , Bob Hall, Jerry Gillis, Chester Gillis and Roger Gillis.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the Gillis Family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary (Hopkins) Gillis

JONESVILLE, Va. — Mary H. Gillis, of Jonesville, Va., passed away Thursday (June 4, 2009) at the Wellmont Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va. at the age of 97 years.

She was a member of the Mulberry Covenant Church, where she taught the adult Sunday School class for many years. She was also a member of the Lee Regional Medical Center auxiliary for 30 years.

Mary was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where she was valedictorian, and earned her Masters degree from the University of Tennessee. She taught in the Hancock County School System and also in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Gillis, Sr.; her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Pendleton Hopkins; two brothers, Shirley and Ezra Hopkins; and one sister, Leona H. Southern.

Surviving are one son, John D. Gillis, Jr. of Jonesville, Va.; foster child, Terry Gillis of Stover, Mo.; niece, Elizabeth Yeary and husband, Doyle of Ewing, Va.; nephews, Joe Southern and wife, Goldie of Sneedville, Tenn., Don Southern and wife, Peggy of Atlanta, Ga.; one great niece and several great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Jonesville, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dave Almen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mulberry Covenant Church Cemetery.

Arney-Mullins Funeral Home of Jonesville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie (Poole) Gilly

(Nellie’s grandmother, Naomi Freeman Poole, was b. Scott Co.)

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Nellie Gilly, 97, of Powell Valley, passed away Saturday (June 5, 2004) at Norton Community Hospital after a brief illness.

She was the wife of the late John Gilly. She was the daughter of the late Worley and Venus Poole. She was their first child and had been No. 1 with her family and friends ever since.

Nellie was a lifelong member of the Powell Valley Presbyterian Church. She attended regularly (all of her life). It was her favorite place to go. She looked forward to it daily with great anticipation. She participated in the church from the time she was a very young woman, when the late Rev. James Smith was pastor. Even when she had a large family, it didn't prevent her from hosting the ladies auxiliary meeting in her home and taking part in the program. She was an elder in the church in recent years. She became a Christian when she was 15 and lived a virtuous life until her death, with Christ at the center.

She loved her family dearly (she was an angel on earth and we know there's a great celebration going on in Heaven.) She will be greatly missed.

Growing flowers was her hobby. During the growing season, her yard and porch looked like Heaven.

Her husband was a Godly man but she was the glue that held the family together. She had a tremendous job with the family being large, and recently when asked how she accomplished it she said, "When I had a job to do, I just did what needed to be done."

Nellie was the most unselfish person and never, never put herself before anyone.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Emory and Vernon Gilly; and a daughter, Anna Gibson.

Her surviving children are Johnny Gilly, Wade Gilly, Nila Rines, and Edna Gilly, all of Big Stone Gap, and Audrey Meroney, Bermuda Run, N.C. She had 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren. She had three brothers and three sisters.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. George Aichel and the Rev. Adrian Roberts officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gary Rines, Terry Rines, Steve Gilly, Darryl Gilly, Rusty Gilly, Robin Gilly and Chris Gibson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Mac Meroney.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Russell Wade Gilly

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Russell Wade Gilly, 71 of Big Stone Gap, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (March 21, 2009) at his home.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1937 and lived in Powell Valley. He served his nation proudly in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Lee and then Schofield Barracks in Hawaii from 1956-1959.

He was a retiree of Pet Dairy in Big Stone Gap with 23 years of service.

He was a willing and humble servant of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with more than 35 years of dedication as an active member of the Powell Valley Presbyterian Church.

During the 35 years of his service, he faithfully served the church in various positions, including deacon, elder, clerk of the session, and Sunday school teacher at Powell Valley, Mount Carmel, and the Stone Presbyterian Churches.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Gilly; mother, Nellie Poole Gilly; brothers, Emory and Vernon Gilly; and sisters, Anna Gilly Gibson and Edna Gilly.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Phyllis Sizemore Gilly, of the home; two sons, Russell Wade Gilly, Jr.(Rusty) and Anthony Robin Gilly and wife, Sonia Chisenhall Gilly; one daughter, Melody Gilly Farris and husband, Todd Farris, all of Big Stone Gap; three grandchildren, Jeremy Wade Gilly and wife, Kasey Gilly, Aaron Christopher Gilly and Hannah Brooke Gilly; one brother, John Gilly, Jr. and wife, Carmon Trammell Gilly; two sisters, Nila Gilly Rines and husband, E.C. Rines, all of Big Stone Gap and Audrey Gilly Meroney and husband, John Meroney of Bermuda Run N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Billie Gilly of Powell Valley and Doris Gilly of Big Stone Gap; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and many faithful friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va. Funeral services will follow in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Tony Palubicki officiating.

Special music to be offered by Dianne Bloomer.

Graveside services will be Wednesday 11 a.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. with military rights by Local V.F.W. and D.A.V. Units. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home to leave in procession at 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Gilliam Funeral Home is serving the Gilly family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Gaynelle ( Hammond ) Gilmer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Edna Gaynelle Hammond Gilmer, 78, of Route 2, entered into rest on Sunday ( Nov. 26, 2000 ) at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Duffield , Va.

She was born Dec. 24, 1921 in Scott County , Va. , a daughter of the late William and Nevada Henry Hammond.

Mrs. Gilmer was a member of the Nickelsville Methodist Church in Nickelsville, Va. She worked for the Scott County School System as a cook at the Nickelsville Elementary School and was also employed with the Scott County Sheriff�s Dept. before retirement.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Gilmer (Sept. 1996); two sisters; and one brother.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Susie Stapleton, Mooresville, N.C., and Mrs. Patricia Castle, Nickelsville; three sons, Johnny, Billy Wayne and Tommy Gilmer, all of Nickelsville; one brother, George Hammond, Kingsport; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residences of her daughter, Mrs. Patricia Castle, and son, Johnny Gilmer, both in Nickelsville , Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White, the Rev. Harry Tindelle, and the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn June (Meade) Gilmer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Evelyn Meade Gilmer, 80, entered into rest on Tuesday (May 6, 2003).

She was born in Scott County, Va., May 6, 1923 to the late W. S. and Lona Kilgore Meade.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Harold Meade, 1995.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Gilmer, Nickelsville; daughter, Judy Carol Gilmer and Nazim Hack, Nickelsville; two sons and daughter-in-law, Phil Gilmer, West Palm Beach, Fla., Randy and Pamela Gilmer, Coeburn, Va.; seven grandchildren, Myers, Nigel, Gia, Gage, Gallienne, Greyson and Grisham; one great-grandson, Robert; niece and nephews, Larry, Ricky, Billie Joe and Debbie.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Herb Quesenberry.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Burial will follow the service at Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to the Nickelsville Cemetery Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Nickelsville, P.O. Box 192, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Ann (Elliott) Gilmer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Frances Elliott Gilmer, 77, Nickelsville, Va., passed away Saturday (Aug. 2, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Gilmer was born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 17, 1930 , a daughter of the late Emory Patton Elliott and Virgie Mae Bond Elliott.

She served as a teacher's aide in the Scott County School System for over thirty years and was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God in Knoxville , Tenn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Robert, E.P., Howard, Jimmy and Glenn Elliott.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Gilmer, Nickelsville, Va.; daughters, Charlotte Gilmer Cox and husband, Duffie, Gate City, Va. and Debra Gilmer Greene and husband, Wiley, Blountville; her son, William David Gilmer and wife, Connie, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Jessica Gilmer Christian, Charles David Gilmer, William Travis Gilmer, Samuel Cox, Amanda Cox, Nathaniel Greene, Caleb Greene, Morgan Greene and Natalie Greene; great grandchildren, Dustin, Hannah and Kyle; sisters, Lois Hardy, Bristol, Va., Marion Bundy, Lebanon, Va. and Katherine Salyer and husband, Wayne, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Bruce Elliott and wife, Brenda, Rogersville; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with David Dobson officiating. A eulogy will be given by Wiley Greene. Brent and Susan Fiedler will provide the music.

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

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Howard Barnit Gilmer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Howard Barnit Gilmer, 85, entered into rest Wednesday (March 2, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., Feb. 8, 1920, to the late Thomas Ollie Gilmer and Hattie Elizabeth Francisco Gilmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Meade Gilmer, 2003; brothers, George, J.R. and an infant brother.

Mr. Gilmer served in World War II on a destroyer.

During his life he worked hard as a deputy at Scott County Sheriff's Office for over 20 years. He was a farmer, school bus driver, and worked heavy equipment as an operator.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Carol Gilmer and Nazim Hack, Nickelsville; sons, Phil Gilmer, West Palm Beach, Fla., Randy and wife, Pamela Gilmer, Coeburn, Va.; grandchildren, Myers, Nigel, Gia, Gage, Gallienne, Greyson and Grisham; great- grandsons, Robert and Jacob; sisters, Dona Kate Williams, Nickelsville, Pauline and brother-in-law, Jimmy Elliott, Nickelsville, Carrie Lou and brother-in-law, Bernard Price, Nickelsville; brother, Charlie and sister-in-law, Frances Gilmer, Nickelsville; 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 of Judy Gilmer.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. G.W. White officiating. Eulogy will be given by Randy Gilmer.

Music will be provided by the Quillen sisters.

Military graveside rites will be at Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va., conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Phil Bruce Gilmer

FLORIDA — Phil Bruce Gilmer, 67, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Nickelsville, Va., entered into rest on Thursday (June 18, 2009) at his residence.

Phil grew up in Nickelsville and graduated from Nickelsville High School. He became a lifelong resident of West Palm. He was a CPA with his partner at Hafer and Gilmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Evelyn Gilmer.

He is survived by his one daughter, Gia and husband, Steve Rutherford and their children; sister, Judy Gilmer of Nickelsville with Nazim Hack and children, Gage, Gallienne, Grey and Grisham Gilmer Hack; one brother, Randy Gilmer of Coeburn, Va. and wife, Pamela and sons, Myers and Nigel.

There will be no formal visitation at this time. A memorial service and celebration of Mr. Gilmer’s life will be announced in July by Gate City Funeral Home when his daughter and her family travel to Judy Gilmer’s home in Nickelsville, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Charles Gilmer

Nickelsville, VA - William Charles Gilmer, 88, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Gilmer was born in Scott County, VA on December 5, 1923, to the late Thomas Ollie and Hattie Elizabeth "Lizzie" Francisco Gilmer.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Frances Elliott Gilmer, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Gilmer Cox and husband, Duffie, Gate City, VA and Debra Gilmer Greene and husband, Wiley, Blountville, TN; son, William David Gilmer and wife, Connie, Nickelsville, VA; grandchildren, Jessica Gilmer Christian, Charles David Gilmer, William Travis Gilmer, Samuel Cox, Amanda Cox, Nathaniel Greene, Caleb Greene, Morgan Greene, and Natalie Greene; great grandchildren, Dustin, Hannah, Kyle, Mason, Ethan, Levi, and Jacob; sisters, Carrie Lou Gilmer Price and Pauline Gilmer Elliott.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Stan Martin officiating. A eulogy will be given by Wiley Greene. Brent and Susan Fielder will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of William Charles Gilmer.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Amanda Melvina (McDavid) Gilreath

Mrs. Amanda M. Gilreath, 95, Rt. 7, Kingsport, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday [11/11/1973] in Holston Valley Community Hospital after a three-week illness. She was born in Scott County, Va. and was a member of Walnut Chapel Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Howard, Harley B. and Kenneth E. Gilreath, all of Kingsport, Paul C. Gilreath, Blountville; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. (Lila) Austin, Kingsport, Mrs. W. C. (Grace) Smith, Weber City, Va.; one brother, Ingle McDavid, Chattanooga; 38 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Amanda M. Gilreath, age 95, at Route 7, Kingsport, Tennessee, who died at 8:50 A.M. Sunday, will be conducted at 2 P.M. Tuesday from the Walnut Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Basil Freeman and the Rev. Gerald Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Gilreath, Bruce Austin, Douglas Gilreath, Wayne Smith, James R. Gilreath, and Billy T. Gilreath. Other grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 P.M. Monday. The body will be removed to the church one hour before the service. Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Widow of Hiram Gilreath; daughter of William Thomas McDavid and Mary Louisa Jane (Dykes) McDavid.)

KINGSPORT NEWS, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Clayton Rex Gilreath

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

Clayton Rex Gilreath , 71, 389 W. Jackson St., Gate City, Va., died Monday (Nov. 2, 1998) at his residence. A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a retired lab technician at the Tennessee Eastman Co. He attended Meade Chapel Church and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Belle Arrington Gilreath , Oct. 17, 1992; parents, William and Florence Wolfe Gilreath ; and one brother, George Washington Gilreath .

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Marty Ward, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Rex Anthony and Joyce Meade Gilreath , Nickelsville, Va.; five grandchildren, Alicia Gilreath and Trevor Gilreath , Derek Ward, Darian Ward and Adrianna Ward; two sisters, Elsie Gilreath and Edith Griffin, both of Gate City, Va.; 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 at the funeral home chapel with Henry Wayne Meade officiating. Music will be conducted by Linda Meade, Thelma Hall and Mildred Vicars.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elsie Gilreath

GATE CITY, Va. — Elsie Gilreath, 94, of Gate City, Va. passed away on Saturday, (Dec. 10, 2011) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born Aug. 8, 1917 in Fairview, Va., Ms. Gilreath was retired from Tennessee Eastman. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Gilreath and Florence Warf Gilreath; sister, Edith Griffin; brothers, George Gilreath, Clayton Gilreath; niece, Wilma Jones; nephew, Johnny Griffin.

She is survived by her caregivers, niece and nephew, Deanna Ward and husband Marty, Church Hill, Tenn. and Rex Gilreath and wife Joyce, Nickelsville, Va.; great-nieces and nephews, Derek Ward and wife, Jordan, Adrianna Ward, Darian Ward, Alicia Gilreath White and husband, Andy, Trevor Gilreath; great-great-niece, Eden Ward; great-great-nephew, Avery White; nieces and nephews, Brenda Berry, Janice Qualls, Cathy Gibson, Jerry Griffin, Herman Griffin, Billy Joe Griffin and Shirley McDavid.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Henry Meade officiating.

Music will be provided by Meades Chapel Singers.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Crown Cypress Assisted Living for the special care given to Ms. Gilreath.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Henry T. Gilreath

Henry T. Gilreath, 94, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 12, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Gilreath was born on September 13, 1917 in Clinchport, VA to the late Taylor and Verna Gilreath. He retired from Mead Corporation following 39 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his five sisters, Venus Kindle, Della Vanzant, Lela Gilreath, Beulah Higgins and Kathleen Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Gilreath of the home; two daughters, Patricia Austin and husband, John of Sevierville and Connie Marshall and husband, Rick of Kingsport; son, Jimmy Gilreath and wife Helen of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Adam Thomas, Tyler Koontz, Nathaniel Austin, Andrew Austin and Grayson Marshall; two great-great grandchildren, Aidan and Tyson; sisters, Edna Kindle of Kingsport and Buna Dixon of Kingsport; cousin, Ethel Gilreath of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Hill and Pastor Eddie Whitley officiating.

Graveside services will be held 3 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2011 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Nakhoul and staff at Wellmont Hospice.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Iva Jean (Ketron) Gilreath

KINGSPORT - Iva Jean Ketron Gilreath, 64, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday night (Dec. 7, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and retired from the Sullivan County Department of Education (food service). Mrs. Gilreath was a member of Hermon United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert E. Ketron; her sister, Thelma Johnson; her grandfather, Norvel Ketron along with her two brothers, Jerry Ketron and Vernon Ketron.

Iva Jean Gilreath is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Billy T. Gilreath (of the home); her two daughters, Billie Jo Spencer and her husband, Gene, Sallie Newton and her husband, Barry (both of Kingsport); a grandson, Logan Ferguson (Kingsport); three sisters, Ruby Bell and her husband, J.C., Rita Day and her husband, Leon, Terry Childress (all of Kingsport); her seven brothers, Bearl Ketron and his wife, Elsie, Gerald Ketron, Robert Ketron, Paul Ketron, Sammy Ketron, Danney Ketron (all of Kingsport), David Ketron and his wife, Lisa (Hi Horn, Va.); along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ray Amos and Rev. Joel Campbell officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o J. C. (Buck) Hensley, Route 1, Box 267, Hiltons, Va. 24258 or to the Arthritis Foundation, 1719 West End Avenue #303W, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Janice Loleta (Neeley) Gilreath

Kingsport, TN - Janice Loleta Gilreath, 76, Kingsport, TN passed away, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Gilreath was born in Scott County, VA on January 10, 1937 to the late Burlie Andrew and Opal Faye Page Neeley.

She was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, her brother, Carlyle Neeley preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, William Thomas Gilreath, Kingsport, TN; brother, W.H. Neeley and wife, Ruthlyne, Blountville, TN; sister-in-law, Betty Neeley, Church Hill, TN; nieces, Lisa Kite and husband, J.D., Franklin, TN, Candice Neeley, Nashville, TN, and Vicki Didier, Church Hill, TN; and nephew, Jeff Neeley, Church Hill, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m.in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Kenny Hammonds officiating. Wayne Bledsoe will provide the piano music, and vocal music will be provided by Miranda Hutchins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. W. H. Neeley, J.D. Kite, Donnie Gilreath, Roger Page, Thomas Page and Jeff Neeley will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Jerry Ronald Gilreath

BLOUNTVILLE - Jerry Ronald Gilreath, 58, went to be with the Lord early Saturday morning ( Jan. 22, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Sullivan County ( Kingsport ) and had lived here most of his life. He was a 1964 graduate of Holston High School and a 1968 graduate of the University of Tennessee , Knoxville . He attended graduate school at East Tennessee State University and the University of Kentucky .

He was an agent for Don Slaughter Realty Co. and retired in 1995 from Bechtel Engineering Corp., Houston , Tex. He retired from Alemite Corp. in Johnson City in 2004.

He was a member of Indian Springs Optimist Club and Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul C. Gilreath in 1986.

Surviving are his loving wife of 37 years, Carolyn Vicars Gilreath of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela G. Boatman and husband Jack, Dandridge, Tenn., Amy G. Landers and husband Johnny, Jonesborough; five grandchildren, Jackson Paul Gilreath Boatman, Kaitlin S. Boatman, Michaela A. Boatman, Tristan Keith Gilreath Boatman, Colin M.R. Landers; mother, Lillian Sampson Gilreath of Gray; two sisters, Myrna G. Bethany of Florida, and Janice G. Abernethy of Gray; one brother, Paul Douglas Gilreath of Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. L.D. Lane and the Rev. Larry DeVault officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens . Family and friends attending the graveside services may meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Brothers-in-law and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliff Ave. , Kingsport , TN 37660 .

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Gilreath family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Paul Douglas “Doug” Gilreath

 

Paul Douglas “Doug” Gilreath, 74, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012. A native of Scott county, VA, he was the son of the late Paul C. and Lillian S. Gilreath. Doug lived most of his life in the Blountville/Holston Community. He graduated from Holston High School/Blountville in 1956 and continued his education at ETSU. He was employed by Raytheon Corporation and retired in 1995 after 37 years of dedication. Doug attended Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church. He was an avid sportsman and a member of Cherokee & Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Clubs. He was also a member of the TN Christian Bass Angler Association. He was a member and past master of Holston Masonic Lodge #559 and a member of the Charles Newton-Bush Past Masters Association of Upper East Tennessee.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Jerry R. Gilreath.

He was a loving husband and father survived by, his wife, Janice Hennessee-Gilreath, of the home; three children and two step-children, Donna Neal and husband John of Blountville, Sandra Hensley of Kingsport, Paul “Greg” Gilreath and Cindy of Church Hill, Edwin Hennessee of Johnson City, and Rebecca Hennessee of Piney Flats; six grandchildren Stacy Cookenour and Stephanie of Blountville, Jeremy Hensley and Jessica of Mt. Carmel, Jonathan Neal of Blountville, Leslie Gilreath and Brad of Gate City, VA, and Amanda and Corbin Hennessee, both of Johnson City; five great grandchildren; sisters, Myrna and Harold Bethany of DeBary, FL and Janis and Bob Abernathy of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends, Friday, December 21, 2012 at TriCities Funeral Home, Blountville, from 6-8pm and other times at the home.

Funeral Services will immediately follow at 8pm.

A graveside service will be held, Saturday, 10am, at TriCities Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TriCities Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

For more information, please call 423-323-3795.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home & Memory Gardens is honored to be serving the Gilreath Family.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home obituaries at www.tcfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ferl K. (Peters) Moneyhun Buchanan Glenn

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ferl Peters Glenn, 94, passed away Sunday (April 20, 2008) in the Bristol Regional Medical Center Bristol, Tenn.

She was a retired supervisor of medical records for the Mercy Medical Center Durango, Colo., a member of the First Baptist Church, Bristol, Tenn. and a member of the Pocahontas Rebekah Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.R. Peters Sr. and Rebecca Mae Peters; her husband, Ernest (Red) Glenn; a son, Billy James Moneyhun; a brother, W.R. Peters Jr.; five sisters, Thelma Kilgore, Leota Beverly, Alberta Skeens, Delena Peters and Artense Lynch.

Surviving are a sister, Marian O’Dell of Coeburn, Va.; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home Coeburn, Va.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles (Randy) Kilgore and Rev. Marty Puckett officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Greenwood Acres Cemetery, Coeburn, Va. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 310 6th Street NW Coeburn, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Pansy (Thornburg) Glover

February 18, 1931 - February 2, 2014

Dorothy Pansy Glover Gate City, VA—Dorothy Pansy Glover 82, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley. Mrs. Glover was born in Greenville, TN. on Feb. 18, 1931 to the late Anna Goslin and William David Thornburg. She was a cook at Rally Mart Restaurant in Hiltons.

Preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, D.H. Glover; son, Earl Glover; four sisters; five brothers.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Eva Jane Shelton, Larry; son, Anthony Glover, Teresa; grandchildren, Karen Williams, Tim, Kingsport; Sharon Williams fiancé Everett Tausher, Bristol, VA; Brandon Paul Shelton, Gate City; Jamie Glover, Angie of Louisville, KY; Charlie Glover, Carol; Chris Glover and fiancé April Carter; April Helton, Anthony; sister, Martha Collie, Wilmington, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Eric Williams, Kingsport; Brianna Jennings, Jarred, Gate City; Candace, Derek and Austin Richter, Bristol, VA; Miriah and Bailey Glover, Louisville, KY; Lily Anna Glover, Andrew Helton and Alex Helton; great great-grandchildren, Tommy Williams, Ella, Kingsport; Trenton Roark, Bristol, VA; special nieces, Beverly Brooks, Stacie Thornburg, along with several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday February 5, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Colonial Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 8:00 PM, February 5, 2014 in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Will Shewey officiating. Music will be provided by New Grace.

Graveside services will be will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Those wish to attend the graveside services please be at the cemetery no later than 10:45 AM. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers Anthony Helton and Tim.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA. is honored to serve the Glover family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Earl Horton Glover

GATE CITY, Va. - Earl Horton Glover, 48, Route 7, Yuma community, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening (Aug. 8, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County on July 30, 1953. He was employed as a utility operator in the Organic Chemical Department of Eastman. Mr. Glover was of the Baptist faith.

He was a loving father, papaw, son, brother, and friend to all who knew him. Your love will be missed by all. Hunting companion and camping buddy. Papaw to many - so special to Baily and Mariah. Please come and help us celebrate the life of this wonderful man.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dee H. Glover; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Goldie Taylor Glover; maternal grandparents, William and Anna Thornburg.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Wendi Glover, Church Hill; granddaughter, Mariah Glover; grandson, Baily (Bubbie) Glover; mother, Dorothy Thornburg Glover, Gate City, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Eva Jane and Larry Shelton, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel Anthony (Bo) and Teresa Glover, Gate City, Va.; nieces, Karen Williams, Sharon Williams, April Helton; nephews, Chris Glover, Brandon Shelton, Charlie Glover.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the mother's residence.

A celebration of his life will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. Music will be conducted by Dale Jett and Oscar Harris.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Brooks, Randall "Komer" Anderson, Danny Crawford, Chris Glover, Charlie Glover, Danny Glover, Ben Tittsworth, Carl Barger, Jon Conklin, Alvin Shelton.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Eric Williams, Tom Davis, Jason Glover, Howard "Slick" Lloyd, Ben Spivey, co-workers from Organic Chemicals.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Eugene "Gene" Glover

KINGSPORT — Eugene (Gene) Glover, 73, passed away unexpectedly, even though his health had been in decline during the past few years on Sunday (May 18, 2008).

Gene was born on Nov. 20, 1934 and lived in Kingsport all of his life. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friends of many who will miss him deeply.

Gene’s work career included working in the coal mines in Virginia as a millwright and also AFG and Flour-Daniel. He was a Mason at Lodge #688 and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #972. He was also a member of Vermont United Methodist Church.

Gene’s passion was auto racing with his career beginning in 1953 at the Tri-Cities Speedway (dirt track) in Blountville, driving what were then known as Modifieds and Late Models. Three years later, Gene won his first race in a Modified at the Sportsman Speedway in Johnson City. Gene’s illustrious career spanned almost three decades, racing in 13 different states and in Canada, during which time he posted over 250 wins.

His racing accomplishments include the following: 1960 Champion at Boyd’s Speedway in Chattanooga, Tenn., Track Champion at the Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tenn., 1963 Track Champion at the Sportsman Speedway in Johnson City, 1968 Tennessee State Modified Champion, 1973 Track Champion at the Lonesome Pine Speedway in Coeburn, Va., Tennessee State Late Model Champion, 1979 Nascar Late Model Sportsman National Champion (currently the Nascar Nationwide Series), and a 7-time Track Champion during the 1960s and 1970s at the Kingsport International Speedway in Kingsport. He retired from racing in 1982. However, Gene’s son, Tony Glover, continues the racing tradition as team manager for Chip Ganassi Racing in Mooresville, N.C., in the Sprint Cup Series.

After retiring from racing, Gene spent many happy days fishing with his buddies in area lakes. He also enjoyed several fishing trips to Maine, Canada, and most of the southern states. He also became a well-known flea market vendor and spent many weekends buying and selling antiques.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Pearl Glover; and first wife, Lorraine Gilliam Glover.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Reba Light Glover, of the home; son, Tony Glover and wife, Christy of Mooresville, N.C.; granddaughters, Brittany Nicole Glover and Ashton Brooke Glover of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, David L. Glover and wife, Brenda and Delmer Glover and wife, Linda of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Nan Light and Patsy Willis, both of Kingsport; and a very special cat, Samantha.

The Glover family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. A masonic service will be held by Lodge #688 F&AM. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. with Pastor Bill Cahill officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Resurrection.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Light, Lynn Roach, Roger Gillis, Jeff Berry, Norman Davis, Drew Nelms, Mike Dean and Tony Morton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Price, Ralph Taylor, Don Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Scotty Cleek, Carl Marcum and George Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Victory Junction Camp, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, N.C., 27317. This camp for children was started by Richard and Kyle Petty of Nascar.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Eugene Glover.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Larry Clinton Glover

GATE CITY, Va. - Larry C. Glover, 46, Route 3, Yuma community, died early Monday morning (March 29, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Sullivan County on Sept. 30, 1952, he was the son of the late Samuel C. and Mamie Lucille Cupp Glover. He was a graduate of Gate City High School in 1970 and Virginia Highlands Community College where he received his associates degree. He was manager for Cherokee Food Stores for many years and worked at Stokes Family Restaurant. He was president of Gate City Band Boosters and manager of the concession stands for the football games. Mr. Glover was a member of Darthula Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Judy K. Isom Glover, Gate City, Va.; daughters, Melissa D. Glover, Kingsport and Kathy J. Glover, of the home; brother, Frank Glover and sister-in-law, Debbie Winegar Glover, Gate City, Va.; nieces, Courtney Glover and Lakin Glover, both of Gate City, Va.; special aunt and uncle, Jean and G.C. Greer, Kingsport. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of his brother and his aunt. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Layton Bentley and Marvin Lane officiating. Music will be provided by the Darthula Quartet. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Darthula Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Hamilton, Sam Hartsock, Joe Taylor, Don Smith, Darris Turner, Vance Egan, Harold Jones and Larry Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be band members of Gate City High School.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harry D. Goad

Harry Goad , 63, 2437 Portland Avenue, Kingsport, died Thursday (June 25, 1998) at his residence after a brief illness.

Born in Hawkins County, he had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He retired from the Waste Management Company after 10 years of service. He attended Taylor Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and an uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.J. and Nellie Goad Overbay; a sister, Edith Gilbert; and a brother, Harold Overbay.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Goad , Kingsport; three daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Bobby Hawkins, Blountville, Doris Robinson, Johnson City, and Judy Christensen, Knoxville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff and Debbie McClellan, Church Hill, and Larry McClellan, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul and Anita Overbay, Kingsport, and James Overbay, Gray; a special niece, Donna Stout, Kingsport; several other nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jonie Flowers, Gray.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the residence, 2437 Portland Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Shannon Powers, the Rev. Ron Trent, and the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Willard Goad Jr.

KINGSPORT - Pastor Joe Willard Goad, Jr., 58, went to be with the Lord after an extended illness on Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsport and lived here most of his life. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping, but his life was his ministry. He was the pastor of the Central Assembly of God Church for over 28 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe R.B. Goad and Virginia Ruth Hammonds Goad.

Pastor Joe was survived by his wife of 39 years, Margaret Ruth Goad, of the home; his children, Rhonda Ruth Kistner, Scott Joe Goad and wife Amanda, Stephen Goad and wife Torrie, and Jessie Goad, all of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Brandon Salley, Samantha Kistner, Jackson Goad, Jared Goad, Seth Goad, and Marganna Goad; two sisters, Frances Spivey of Georgia and Kathy Lemaster of Chattanooga; one brother, James Goad and wife Judy, Grover, N.C.; a special aunt, Lee Presley; a special nephew, David Waycaster and wife Lori; a great-niece, Megan Waycaster; as well as several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Central Assembly of God Church, 1801 McGhee St.

Services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at the church with Pastor Charles Bogle, Pastor Bob Yates and Pastor Carl Kelleher officiating.

Interment to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Joe Goad, Stephen Goad, Jessie Goad, David Waycaster, Brandon Salley, and Charles Kelchner.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackson Goad, Jared Goad and Seth Goad.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline (Strong) McClellan Goad

KINGSPORT - Pauline McClellan Goad , of 2437 Portland Avenue, went to be with the Lord Friday (July 9, 1999) at Indian Path Hospital.

Born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport most of her life, she retired from Indian Path Hospital after 24 years of service. She was the greatest mother and grandmother God could ever give.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elmer W. McClellan in 1981 and Harry D. Goad in 1998; parents, William and Katherine Lane Strong; two sisters and six brothers.

Surviving are four daughters, Judy Christensen, Knoxville, Nancy Dowell, Blountville, Doris Robinson, Johnson City, Toni Shuler, Kingsport; two sons, Larry McClellan, Missouri and Jeff McClellan, Church Hill; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Fields, Gate City; one brother, Jack Strong, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and at the residence from Noon to 4 p.m. today.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roy Lane and the Rev. Ron Trent officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmo T. Godsey

Elmo T. Godsey, 65, of Titusville, Fla., died at 3 a.m. Wednesday [6/6/1973] in a hospital there after a long illness. He was the son of the late W. L. Godsey of Kingsport and Dayton, Ohio.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Godsey; sister, Mrs. Bascom Johnson, Bristol, Tenn.; brother, Andrew Godsey, Bluff City; and several half-sisters and half-brothers, all of Ohio. Two aunts, Mrs. Ocie Browder and Mrs. Rachel Browder, live in Blountville.

Funeral services will be held Saturday in Ohio. Harld Krietzer Funeral Home in Arcanum, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

(Appears to be son of William L. Godsey and Nannie A. Dean. I do not know about half-siblings.)

Kingsport Times, Friday, June 8, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Roie Monroe Godsey

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Roie Monroe Godsey, 73, died Saturday (July 15, 2000) at his residence.

He was born Aug. 12, 1926 to the late William Elmo and Sylvia Daugherty Godsey.

Mr. Godsey, a native of Gate City, Va., was graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed by the Virginia Agriculture Extension Service as an Extension Agent in Tazewell and Clarke Counties. He also was Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Animal Science Department for 10 years and was instrumental in organizing the Virginia Pork Industry Association, State Market Hog Show, and Feeder Pig Marketing Program.

Mr. Godsey joined Virginia National Bank in January 1965 as vice president, director and organizer of the Statewide Agri-Business Department. In December 1972, he was promoted to Senior Vice President. He was appointed Virginia State Director Farmers Home Administration May 18, 1981 by Secretary of Agriculture, John Block.

He had served as president of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, served four terms of four years as chairman of the Virginia Agricultural Foundation appointed by the governor of Virginia, served two terms as chairman of the Governor's Agricultural Credit Committee and chairman of the Statewide Citizens Committee for the School of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, director of the State Fair of Virginia Board. He was also the past president of the following: Virginia Agri-Business Council, The Agriculture of the Virginia Bankers Association, the Five-State Association of Agricultural Bankers Association, the Virginia Soil Fertility Association and chairman of the USDA Food and Agriculture Council for Virginia. Mr. Godsey is associated with numerous Agri-Business and commodity groups throughout the State.

Mr. Godsey had received a number of honors for his distinguished service to Virginia Agriculture as follows - Swine Industry Award 1978, State 4-H Alumni Recognition Award 1981, Virginia Tech Block and Briddle Club's Honor Award for Distinguished Service, First Place for Agri-Business Ad in the U.S. entitled ``I'd Rather Talk Loans Over a Fence Than a Desk,'' 1983 Man of the Year to Virginia Agriculture Award presented by Progressive Farmer Magazine, Distinguished Service Award presented by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation for recognition of outstanding service to Virginia agriculture, and Virginia Tech's Alumni Distinguished Service Award 1983.

Mr. Godsey also was a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, National Honor Society of Agriculture, and Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Caldwell; children, Vicki White and her husband Eric, Richmond, Va., Greg Godsey, vice president of Sun Trust Bank and his wife, Lisa, Harrisonburg, Va., Melanie David with the University of California San Diego Department of Surgery and her husband, Achim; grandchildren, Alec and Michael White, Elizabeth and Megan Godsey; two brothers, Edwin Godsey and his wife, Betty Wayne, Paul Godsey and his wife, Hazel; one sister, Eileen Addington, all of Weber City, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hill & Wood Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Aldersgate UMC with the Rev. Rideout and the Rev. Rowley officiating.

Interment will follow at Riverview.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Edwin Godsey

WEBER CITY, Va. — W. Edwin Godsey, 88, of Weber City, Va., passed away on Tuesday (March 17, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Center.

Edwin was born on Feb. 1, 1921, in Scott County, Va., to the late W. Elmo Godsey and Sylvia Dougherty Godsey. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He was a graduate of Mid-Way High School in 1939. In 1953, he graduated from the Coleman Institute and attended General Electric Sales College in 1958. Edwin received an Associate’s Degree from Mountain Empire College in Real Estate Law, advanced salesmanship and served on the advisory board for HVAC and Electrical at the college. He was a charter member of Holston View United Methodist Church in Weber City, Va., where he served as a member of the choir, and president of the men’s club. Mr. Godsey was active in numerous civic clubs: Gate City Rotary Club for 20 years, charter member of the Lions Club of Weber City, chairman of the Scott County Soil and Conservation District for 25 years, member of the Weber City, Virginia Town Council for 25 years, serving as councilman and vice mayor. He was co-owner of A&G Electric Company for 50 years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to those who knew him!

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Edwin Lynn Godsey; his brothers, Nathan Augustus Godsey and Roie M. Godsey; along with a grandson, Chucky Sutherland.

Edwin Godsey is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty Wayne Culbertson Godsey; daughters, Barbara Sue Sutherland (Nashville, Tenn.), Diana Cole (David) (Kingsport); his sons, Tommy Godsey (Vickie) (Kingsport), Stan Godsey (Sherry) (Gate City, Va.), William O. "TOE" Godsey (Lisa) (Church Hill); a brother, Paul Godsey (Hazel); his sister, Eileen Addington (both of Weber City, Va.); grandchildren, Chris Sutherland (Cameron), Kara Williams, Ben Godsey (Kim), Sally Brown (Chris), John Williams (Audra), Wes Godsey (Tiffany), Rebecca Brock (Chris), Ahsley Tidwell (Aaron), Jessica Godsey, Will Godsey; stepgrandchildren, Le Ann Jarman (Greg), Sheri Lenart (Mike), Keith Williams, Beth May and Tom Cole (Karen); numerous great-grandchildren; a special niece, Kathy Flick; and several additional nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday at Holston View United Methodist Church from 4 to 7 p.m. or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A memorial service will be conducted on Friday at 7 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Kenneth Pierce and Dr. John Hood officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with his grandsons, Ben Godsey, John Williams, Chris Sutherland, Wes Godsey, Will Godsey and Tom Cole serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lions Club of Weber City, Men’s Club at Holston View Church and Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District of Gate City.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Zelma Elizabeth (Meade) Godsey

VANDALIA, Ohio — Zelma Meade Godsey, 83, of Vandalia, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Harborside Health Center in Troy, Ohio on March 30, 2008.

Zelma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Paul Spurgeon of Vandalia; her only granddaughter, Sarah Spurgeon, currently a student at the University of Dayton; by her son, Julian (Margot) Summerhill of Mill Valley, Calif.; her brother, Earl (Emma Lou) Meade of Kingsport; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Zelma was born in Nickelsville, Va,, on April 7, 1924. She worked at Tennessee Eastman during her early adult years and then relocated to Ohio in 1952. Zelma was a member of First Baptist Church of Vandalia and it was there that she was active in the Classics group. She was a devoted caregiver, always interested in helping others and cared for many people over the years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park in Kingsport with the Rev. Mitch Whisnant officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dayton Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45449 in Zelma's memory.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is in charge of local arrangements for the Godsey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth Goff

BLOUNTVILLE — Kenneth Goff, 80, of Blountville, passed away Thursday ( July 9, 2009 ) at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in Jenkins, Ky. on Sept. 8, 1928, a son of the late George and Orlena Salyers Goff, he resided in this area most of his life.

Mr. Goff had been employed by the Sullivan County School System for 37 years serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal of Sullivan Central High School retiring in 1991. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Mr. Goff was an advocate for abused and neglected children serving as a volunteer caseworker for CASA. He was a member of Celebration Church . Ken was a gifted storyteller with a joyful spirit and a zest for life.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Velma Jones Goff in 2006 and by an infant brother, George Goff, Jr., and a niece, Terri Goff.

Survivors include his children, Kenny Goff and wife, Lisa of Blountville and Gale Goff Hey and husband, Mark of Atlanta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Lauren McMeans; a great-granddaughter, Kamryn Grace McMeans; brother and his best friend, Harold R. “John” Goff and wife, Beth of Blountville; nieces, Jennifer Schaufele and Adriane Goff; his running buddy, Wayne Williams; devoted pet, Indy.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Marcine Robinette, RN a compassionate caregiver and good friend.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home where a Celebration of his Life will follow the visitation. Pastor Grover B. Starnes will officiate. In keeping with Ken’s wishes casual clothing is suggested.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Sunday in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Marvin “Buck” Johnson, Harris Hoover, Jerry Sorrell, Wayne Williams, Patrick Manning and Mark Hey.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Collin Watkins Fund, c/o Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church , 1041 Elizabeth Chapel Road , Bluff City , Tenn. 37618 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Velma Jo (Jones) Goff

BLOUNTVILLE - Velma Goff, 74, of 353 Catawba Lane, Blountville, died Sunday ( Oct. 8, 2006 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 24, 1932 in Hiltons, Va. , and was the daughter of the late Kyle and Leona Quillen Jones. She had been a Sullivan County resident most of her life. She was a retired employee of the Sullivan County School System and attended Celebration Church in Blountville.

She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Goff, of Blountville; one son, Kenny Goff and his wife, Lisa of Blountville; one daughter, Gale Goff Hey and her husband, Mark of Atlanta, Ga.; one granddaughter Lauren Sell; two sisters, Linda Tunnell of Raleigh, N.C., and Betty Kerney of Kingsport; three brothers, Bill Jones and Elmer Jones both of Hiltons, Va., and Harold Jones Weber City, Va.; her special pet "Indy" and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Will Shewey officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Mike Ford, Marvin "Buck" Johnson, Rusty Harrison, Jeff Young, Kenny Faulk and Doug Carico.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be given to Colin Watkins Fund, c/o Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church , 1041 Elizabeth Chapel Road , Bluff City , Tenn. 37618 .

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Margaret Marie ( Rogers ) Flanary Goforth

ERWIN - Margaret Marie Flanary Goforth, 69, 743 N. Elm Ave., formerly of Jonesborough, went to be with her Lord (Dec. 22, 2001) at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

A native of Kingsport , Margaret was born Feb. 22, 1932 , a daughter of the late T.E. and Lora (Edwards) Rogers . She was a member of the Hope of Faith Church in Gray.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward P. Flanary ; and a daughter, Loretta.

Margaret is survived by her husband, James A. Goforth, Erwin; one daughter, Teresa Price, Kingsport; five sons, Eddie Flanary , Gary Flanary , Dexter Flanary , Roger Flanary and Scottie Flanary , all of Jonesborough; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ferrell Peterson and Pastor Michael Barrett officiating. Her grandson, Kevin Flanary will also take part in the service.

Burial and graveside services will follow in the Garden of Prayer in the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Adam Price, Kevin Flanary , Jody Flanary and Dustin Flanary .

Kingsport Times-News
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Danny Joe Goins

CHURCH HILL - Danny Joe Goins, 61, 137 Nikki Circle, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at his residence.

He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard R. Goins and Tishie Webb Goins.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Darnell Goins, of the home; daughter, Angela Nicole Goins, Church Hill; sons, James Marvin Goins and wife Angela and Alan Lynn Goins, both of Kingsport; grandchildren, Holden Goins, Benjamin Goins, Nicholas Goins and Natalie Goins; brother, Willard Leon Goins, Maryland; stepgranddaughter, Laken Gentry; and mother-in-law, Ruby Darnell.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 137 Nikki Circle, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Sturgill, the Rev. Keith Gamble and the Rev. Amos Lockhart officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lollie Virginia (Gardner) Goins

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Virginia Gardner Goins, 81, of Bristol, Tenn., and formerly of Church Hill, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday (Dec. 10, 2002) in the Cambridge Health Care Center.

Virginia was born May 24, 1921 in Hiltons, Va., a daughter of the late Hiram Gardner Jr. and Rosa (Salley) Gardner. She was married to the late Bob Goins. She was retired from the Meade Corp.

Surviving are her sister, Beatrice Combs of Bristol, Tenn; and two nephews, Gary Combs of Bristol and Alan Combs of Jonesborough.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be in the garden of the Mausoleum of the East Lawn Memorial Park.

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Ona (Arrington) Goins

ROGERSVILLE - Ona Goins , 89, Cave Ridge Road, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday (March 6, 2002) at Hawkins County Hospital after a brief illness.

A faithful member of the West View Baptist Church, Ona worked for many years at the Burger Bar where she was affectionately known as Granny.

She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Goins ; her parents, Will and Jennie Reed Arrington; three brothers, Omer Arrington, Ora Arrington and John Arrington; and one sister, Annabell Gilreath.

Surviving are two sons, William Goins and Jack Goins , both of Rogersville; one daughter, Joyce Manis of Rogersville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Carson Arrington of Duffield, Va.; one sister, Juanita McMillian of Duffield, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Elmer Eugene Good

KINGSPORT - E. Eugene Good, 88, passed away Thursday ( June 12, 2003 ) at Brookhaven Healthcare Center .

He was born in Scott County , Va. , on May 1, 1915 and had lived in Kingsport for the last 36 years. He started at TEC on Jan. 27, 1946 in the Acetate Yarn Division, served in the cellulose esters division and was a Kodel fiber processing operator when he retired with 30 years of service on May 1, 1977.

Mr. Good attended Salley's Chapel Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Luther Good and Mary Pearl Addington Good; and brother, Charles Edwin Good.

Surviving are wife, Mary Lotus McConnell Good, Kingsport; daughter, Carolyn P. Irvin , Kingsport; son, William P.L. "Pat" Good, Kingsport; grandchildren, Patrick S. Good and wife Margaret, Weber City, Va., Dan L. Irvin and wife Sarah, Simi Valley, Ca., Sherri L. Rogers, Mundelein, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Brianne Good, Brandon Good, Tyier Irvin, Kyle Irvin, Jeremiah Millspaugh; sisters, Lotus Taylor, Louetta Taylor, Ilene Frazier, all of Nickelsville, Va., Ruby Scott, Kingsport; and brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Margie Good, Nickelsville, Va.

Calling hours are 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday 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 Pastor Charles Boone officiating.

Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Trio.

Interment will be at Holston View Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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William Hubert "B. Good" Good

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Bill "B. Good" Good of Lynchburg, Va., passed away (March 4, 2007) at Brookhaven Manor after a short illness.

He was born March 12, 1925 in Clinchport, Va. He retired as regional manager for Glidden Division of SCM Corporation after 36 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II.

He was a member of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Viola Good; wife, Shirley Good; and his sister, Ethel Gamble.

Survivors include his first wife, Jane Moriarity; son, Stuart Good, High Point, N.C.; step-daughter, Melissa Hodge, Glouchester, Va.; brothers, Jack and Joe Good, both of Kingsport; sisters, Judy Trice, Fredricksburg, Va., Carol Gray, Frances Bays and Mary Belle Smalling, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Adam Good, Rusty Good, Patrick Good, Zachary Hodge and Jennifer Bhong.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Jody Jenkins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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William Walker Good

HILTONS, Va. – William Walker Good, 74, died at his home, Rt. 1, Hiltons, at 12:30 a.m. Sunday [ 7/1/1973 ]. He was a retired contractor and attended the Baptist Church .

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Elizabeth) Ridgeway, Bristol, Va.; one son, Bayard Good, Hiltons, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Mary) Bowlin, Miss Phoebe Good, both of Hiltons, Va.; one brother, Jim Good, Hiltons, Va.; three grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for William Walker Good will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the residence on Route 1, Hiltons, Virginia, with the Rev. Lucian Lane officiating. Burial will be in the Carters Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Everett Parker, Earl Ridgeway, Dewey Ketron, Joe Derting, Glen Hartsock, Pat Peters. Mendota Masonic lodge number 174, AF and AM, will have charge of graveside rites. The body will be returned to the residence at 5 p.m. today from the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City .

(KINGSPORT NEWS Tuesday, July 3, 1973)

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Josephine (Barnett) Gooden

KINGSPORT - Josephine Barnett Gooden, 73, went to be with her Lord on Mother's Day, Sunday ( May 12, 2002 ), at 3:30 p.m. at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Josephine was born on September 25, 1928 , a daughter of the late Luther Leonard and Etta Mae Fields Barnett. Josephine worked for the Eastman AY Department for a short period of time before becoming a full-time wife and mother.

She attended Victory Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, her sister, Ella Mae Drinnon, preceded her in death.

She was a loving wife, mom, granny and a special friend to many. She was kind, giving and never complained. She always put others before her. She was a caregiver for several years for various members of her family.

Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Paul E. Gooden of the home; her daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte Ann Carter and husband Jack, Delores Jean Phillips and husband Sam, Karen Lynn O'Neal and husband Paul, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Jessica DeBord, Jason Phillips, Kevin O'Neal, Kenny O'Neal and Melissa Carter; sisters, Pauline Hite of Jonesborough, Elizabeth Jones and husband Bill of Kingsport, and Betty Crafton of Kentucky; brother, Thomas (Bud) Barnett and wife Faye of Kingsport; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Lena Mae Newland and husband Vernon, and Edith Newland; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother David Newland and Pastor Larry Morelock officiating.

The family will meet for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Carter, Sam Phillips, Paul O'Neal, Jason Phillips, Kevin O'Neal and Kenny O'Neal.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1932 Fairview Ave. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 ; or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road , Bristol , Tenn.

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Bessie Irene (Flanary) Goodwin

December 17, 1923 - February 28, 2014

Kingsport – Bessie Irene Flanary Goodwin, 90 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Scott County, VA, Irene had lived in Kingsport for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Goodwin, Jr.; parents, Huey and Ethel Eads Flanary; sister, Marie Williams and a brother, Donald Flanary.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Deborah Edwards of the home; son, Thomas “Tommy” Goodwin and wife Pat of Church Hill; granddaughters, Kristie Thomas and husband Jim and Amy Campbell and husband Terry; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA with Pastor Richard Dice officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m.

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

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

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Sherri Elaine (Burke) Goolsby

GAINESVILLE, GA - Sherri Elaine (Burke) Goolsby, 46, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Gainesville.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28,2001, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, 3000 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, Georgia.

Mrs. Goolsby was born January 15, 1955, in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Jerald Rudolph Burke, and the late Virginia Roosevelt Burke. "Rudy" Burke retired after a long career at the Atlanta Journal as its Copy Editor. H,e was also known for two books that he wrote.

At a young age, Mrs. Goolsby moved to Decatur. After graduating from Decatur High School in 1973, she attended Emory at Oxford for two years. She then earned both her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Georgia. During her career, Mrs. Gooisby worked as a schoolteacher, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a counselor.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Goolsby, Jr., M.D.; two sons, Kenneth E. Goolsby, III and Andrew M. Goolsby of Gainesville; her father, Jerald R. Burke, formerly of Decatur, who now resides in Columbus; two sisters, Vera N. Duffey, and her husband, Richard, of Phenix City, AI., Yolanda D. Townsend, and her husband, Bruce, of Kingsport, Tenn.; four nieces, Darla Lowe (Duncan) of Columbus, Rhonda Edwards (David) of Phenix City, AI., Tonya Wilson (Steve) of Knoxville, Tenn., Teresa Hall (Roger) of Kingsport, Tenn.; and several great nieces and nephews.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville.

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Anne Ruth (Darnell) Taylor Gordon

Kingsport, TN - Anne Darnell Gordon, 92, passes away peacefully on November 10, 2013 at Wexford House in Kingsport.

Anne was born in Scott County, VA on April 20, 1921 to the late William Newton and Pearl Martin Darnell.

She was a faithful member of the Kingsport Seventh-Day Adventist Church and attended regularly when her health permitted. She loved her Lord, her church, and her family. She was also a pet lover and had her fur babies until recently. Her favorite pastime was reading from the Gospel and other Christian materials and listening to Christian music.

She retired from the First National Bank of Kingsport with 19 years of service and was the owner and operator of Gordon's Market in Chattanooga for 16 years.

Anne was the last surviving child and was preceded in death by her husband, Brown Joe Gordon (1999); her son, John F. Taylor (2003); sisters, Ferna, Vesta, Sylvia, Faye, Barbara, and Emma Sue; brothers, Sidney, Billy, and John; and a special nephew, Charlie Starnes (2010).

She is survived by her two special nieces Lynn Starnes Church, Gate City, VA and Sherry Darnell Godsey, Gate City, VA; step sons, Bobby Gordon, Chattanooga, TN, Billy Ray Gordon, Graysville, TN, and Roger Gordon, Graysville, TN; along with a host of other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by Dr. Rebekah Cote officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Anne Darnell Gordon to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 5013, Kingsport, TN 37663, or to the Scott County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1535, Gate City, VA 24251.

Anne's family wishes to thank Dr. Lesley Jones and staff, and the staff of the Wexford House for their love and care of Anne.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Anne Darnell Gordon.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Gragg

Harold Gragg, 67, of Gate City and formerly of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Gragg; parents, Charlie and Mabel Gragg; three brothers, Kenneth Gragg, Edward Gragg and Billy Lee Gragg.

Survivors include his sister, Alice Flanary of Gate City; niece, Robin Short of Gate City; nephew, Dustin Rouse of Gate City; son Harold “Bo” Hawn and wife, Geanna of Nickelsville; daughter, Christina Allen and husband, Boyd of Kingsport; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday, February 11, 2011 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport . The service will begin at 8 pm with Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 pm on Saturday at Tri Cities Memory Gardens .

Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Stallard, Don Wright, Paul Baldwin and Dustin Rouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Internet Obituaries
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Joan (Peters) Hensley Gragg

KINGSPORT — Joan Gragg, 75, of Kingsport, died Wednesday, ( Oct. 10, 2007 ), at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation-Hillside after a courageous fight with cancer.

She was born in Highpoint , N.C. ; but had resided in Kingsport most of her life.

Joan was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, animals, and sports. She was a member of New Covenant Free Pentecostal Church .

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, George and Roxie Nelms; her first husband, Jessie James Hensley; and a grandson, Chad Lawson.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Gragg, of the home; four daughters, Linda Calton, Church Hill, Jean Calton, Church Hill, Kathie Hensley-Green, Kingsport, Patty Hensley Hobbs, Kingsport; two sons, Jessie Hensley, Laurel, Md., Pete Hensley, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lou Lowe, Nashville, Imogene Hartsock, Kingsport, Mary Jane Shipley, Church Hill; and three nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport or any time at the home of a daughter, Patty Hensley Hobbs.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Pastor John B. Walters officiating. Family members and friends will meet at the cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation- Hillside for their compassion and love.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Joan Gragg.

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Donnie Ray Graham

DUFFIELD, Va. - Donnie Ray Graham, 53, of Route 4, passed away Sunday (Sept. 16, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County on February 18, 1948, and was the son of T.J. Graham, Jr. and Frances Skeens Graham of Clinchport, Va.

He was employed with A&L Construction as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Graham was of the Baptist faith and attended Red Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Wilma McDavid Graham, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas II and Lisa Graham, Blackwater, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Patsy Graham, Rye Cove, Va., Glen and Carolyn Graham, Gate City, Va., Daniel Graham, Blountville; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Dan Kimmel, Blountville; two special grandchildren, Peyton and Kendyll Graham; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Starla, and great-niece, Sidney Neal.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Garry Hood and the Rev. Jackie Frazier officiating.

Burial will be at Williams Cemetery in the Rye Cove community.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Byrl T. Graham Jr.

DUFFIELD, Va. — Byrl T. Graham Jr., 88, formerly of Kingsport, died Thursday (Nov. 6, 2008) at Lee Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Graham was born on Oct. 9, 1920 and a resident of Kingston Center, Duffield, Va. He was a farmer and loved to travel. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Byrl Thomas Graham, Sr. and Willie Kate Johnson Graham; brother, Daniel Eugene Graham; sister, Mary Joyce Goodson; and a infant sister.
He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Ann Graham of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee with the American Legion Post #3/265 and the Tennessee National Guard. Pallbearers will be the Color Guard. The family wishes to express a special thank you to caregiver Jamie Deirth and the staff and residence of Kingston Center. Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

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Creaner Mavis (Ketron) Graham

Gate City – Mavis Graham, our little Granny, age 83 of Gate City, VA went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield. Born in Kingsport, Mavis had lived most of her life in Scott County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norval and Maude Bishop Ketron; an infant daughter, Dana; 1 sister and 3 brothers.

Mavis is survived by her sons, Tony Graham and wife Zella and Brent Graham and wife Mona all of Nicklesville; 7 granddaughters; 7 great-grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter; sister, Marjorie Pennington of Surprise, AZ; father of her sons, Elmer Graham several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Junior Kendrick officiating. Music will be provided by David and Debbie Easterling and Lee Smith. Burial will follow in Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Ketron, J. C. Bell, Berl Ketron, David Ketron, Michael Hawkins and Maynard Ketron.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Janice Taylor, Ridgecrest Manor and Caris Hospice for all their love and care.

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

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

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Thomas Henry “Tommy” Graham

DUNGANNON, Va. — Thomas “Tommy” Henry Graham, 48, passed away Tuesday ( July 14, 2009 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Tommy was born on Aug. 12, 1960, in West Virginia . He was the son of the late Odell and Clara Graham. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jessie and William Graham.

Tommy was a beloved husband, father, papaw, brother, uncle and friend.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Graham, Dungannon, Va.; children, Sandra Graham and fiancé, Robert Short Kingsport, Kendle Graham and fiancé, Kevin Collins Dungannon, Va.; grandchildren, Whitney Short, Jayden Collins and Tyler Short; special godchildren, Megan Peak and son, Payton Peak, Coeburn, Va., Summer Ely and son, Brayden Ely, Jonesville, Va.; brothers, Donnie Graham, Gate City, Va., Billy Graham and fiancée, Susie Roberts Duffield, Va., Bruce Graham, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sisters, Audrey and Allen Murphy, Dorothy Lane, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Linda and John Henry, Lois Lane, all of Gate City, Va.; special friends, Phyllis Williams, Michael Grizzle, Melvin Cordle, Teresa Culbertson and family, Sue Peters, Rita Davis and Walter “Kay” Gibson; several special nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pendleton’s Freewill Baptist Church , Ft. Blackmore , Va. , with Rev. James Mann and Pastor Clifford Pierson officiating.

Music will be provided by Depending on Jesus Singers and Kenneth Warner.

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

Pallbearers will be Kevin Collins, Jeffrey Burton, Mikey Finch, Robert Short, Bo Mullins and Allen Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Grizzle, Shawn Grizzle, Billy Baldwin, Bill Culbertson, Tyler Grizzle, Morgan Fritz, Keith Warner and Perry Quillen.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Graham family.

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Mary Lou (Hammonds) Graham

Mary Lou Hammonds Graham, 65, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2012. She was born May 5, 1946 in Sullivan County, TN to Emmitt Hammonds and Ruby Jones Hammonds.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ronnie Hammonds and Thomas Hammonds; sister, Barbara Hammonds; former husband of 28 years, Richard L. Graham and son-in-law, Michael Bousquet.

She was a 1964 graduate of TPS. She was employed with South Central Bell/AT&T of Nashville for 32 years where she worked as a telephone operator. She enjoyed cooking, baking and fishing with her family. She always loved to participate in the company bake sales. She loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Mary leaves to cherish her memories, sons, Chris (Angela) Graham and Jason Graham; daughter, Laura Graham Bousquet; sisters, Margaret Greer, Betty Gillis and Linda (Louis) Rutter; brothers, Wayne (Judy), James (Yvonne), Kenneth (Cassie) and Sherrill (Sherry) Larkins; six grandchildren, Christina (James), Alyshia, Paul, Megan, Justin and baby Virginia Graham and her mother, Stormy; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; long-time friends Judy Morris, Elaine Davis and Ellen Willis. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by us all.

Family visitation will be on Tuesday, March 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 5:30 at Power Point Ministries with Bishop Jack Forbes and Greg Greer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Power Point Ministries, 457 Lenoir Road, Kingsport TN 37660.

The obituary of Mary Lou Hammonds Graham is provided as a courtesy by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hammonds, Lane, Flanary, Hensley, Dills.)

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

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Betty Sue (Head) Gray

CHURCH HILL - Betty Sue Gray, 63, of 213 Carolyn Avenue, passed away Saturday (Sept. 10, 2005) after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Gray was a lifelong resident of Sullivan and Hawkins Counties and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Church Hill. She was a retired employee of Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph E. and Hattie Hobbs Head.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Gray, Church Hill; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Scott and Judy Gray, Wilksboro, N.C., and Mark Lee and Stormi Gray, Knoxville; two grandsons, Micah and Noah Gray; one granddaughter, Ashleigh Gray; one brother, Ronnie Wayne Head, Kingsport; and special cousin, Tommy Harren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill.

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

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Roberts, Johnny McClellan, Chuck McClellan, Lowell Griffith, Howard Gilliam, Steve Smith, David Dixon and Ken Stophel.

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Charles H. Gray Sr.

ROGERSVILLE - Charles H. Gray, Sr., of Rogersville, passed away on Friday morning ( Feb. 16, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Charles was born in Dayton , Ohio where he lived all of his life before moving to Rogersville for the past 15 years. He retired from General Motors.

His son, Charles H. Gray, Jr., preceded him in death.

Charles H. Gray, Sr. is survived by his wife, Nellis Gray; his grandsons, Charles H. Gray III and C. Alexander Gray; a great-grandson, Dominic Gray; his daughter-in-law, Ann Gray; a sister and two brothers; along with his best friend, John Giles.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Errett Bascom "E. B." Gray Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. — On Friday, April 24, 2009 with his daughters at his side, Errett Gray completed his life journey.

Born on July 12, 1922, E.B. (Jitter) was the second of three children and first son born to Martha Dell Blackwell Gray and Errett Bascom Gray, Sr.

E. B. grew up in Dungannon, Va. surrounded by a large family and many dear friends. He had a wonderful childhood playing baseball, riding his pony and bird hunting with his dogs. He graduated from Dungannon High School in 1939, and continued his education at Emory and Henry College where he majored in Chemistry. In December 1942, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in support of the World War II effort. He returned from service in 1946 and graduated from Emory and Henry College. In 1948, E. B. married Anne Taylor Craft of Gate City, Va., where they lived together for 35 years and raised their daughters.

E. B. was employed as the secretary-treasurer of R. G. Craft Distributorship and served as the vice-president of Craft Transport Company. He was a member of the Board of Directors of both the First National Bank of Gate City and the Lenowisco Planning District Commission. He was also a member of the American Legion and served a term as president of the Moccasin Hills Country Club. Late in life E. B. enjoyed a second career working for his close friend Gorman Barger at the Big Break Exxon Station in Weber City, Va.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Anne, E. B. was preceded in death by his sister, Selby M. Gray; and brother, Jack Blackwell Gray.

E.B. is survived by his daughters, Karen Robinette and husband, John, Valerie Burcham and fiancé, Steve Gibbons, Martha Lane and husband, Marshall, Selby Millard and husband, Randall, and Sara Nichols and husband, Bruce. He also leaves his grandchildren, Adam Robinette, Sara Lane, Thomas Robinette, Stephanie Burcham Wood and husband, George, Anne Lane, Stacy Burcham, Drew Millard and Errett Kane Nichols.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home.

A service of remembrance will be conducted at 6 p.m.

A private military graveside service will be conducted Monday by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and #265 of Gate City, Va.

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

Dr. James Thornton, Johnny Steffey, Gorman Barger, Darrell Dougherty and Chuck Templeton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either The Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 182, Milligan College, Tenn. 37682, the Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251, or Emory and Henry College, 30461 Garland Drive, Meadowview, Va. 24361, in the name of E.B. Gray, Jr.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Estelle Lucille ( Taylor ) Gray

Mrs. Lucille Taylor Gray, 59, of 4402 Leedy Road, died at 9 a.m. Thursday [ 9/23/1976 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital .

Born in Clinchport , Va. , she had lived in Kingsport for more than 40 years and was formerly Deputy Clerk in the General Sessions Court . She was an active member of the First Christian Church, member and Past Matron of Liberty Chapter No. 198, Order of the Eastern Star, Lu-Jen's Club and past President of the Kingsport Optimist Opti-Mrs. Club.

Survivors include: her husband, J. Elbert Gray; one daughter, Mrs. George (Jane) Moein, Stone Mountain, Ga.; one son, Michael Taylor Gray, Kingsport; one sister, Pauline Miller, Greeneville; one brother, H. Ransom Taylor, Burleson, Tex.; and two grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News / Friday, September 24, 1976)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Benton Grey

KINGSPORT - Harold Benton Grey, 92, Moccasin Street, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Jan. 13, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He retired from Lukens Steel Corporation Coatsville, Penn. in 1972. He was of the Apostolic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eliza Gray ; half-brother, Victor Gray ; daughter, Mildred Grey; grandson, Eddie D. Cornett; three great-grandsons, Kenneth Eugene Broomell, Joel David Taylor, Travis Earl Grey.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Vina E. (Culbertson) Grey; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Clifford Souder, Kingsport, Jean and Dean Cornett, Church Hill, Mary Ann and Richard Butler, Rising Sun, Md.; one son and daughter-in-law, Kelcie and Betty Grey, Elkton, Md.; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Vermillion, Philadelphia, Penn. and Ercil Fraley, Weber City; one brother, Quinton S. Gray , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at The Apostolic Lighthouse, Shipps Springs Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted immediately following at 8 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Stephen Cornett officiating.

The message will be delivered by the Rev. Michael W. Mangold. Additional comments will be made by, the Rev. Robert Dean Cornett, the Rev. Robert Dean Cornett, the Rev. Joel Trigg and the Rev. G.D. Peters.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. the funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 1 p.m. for the services.

Pallbearers will be grandson, Larry Souder, Ron Souder, Don Souder, Duane Sounder, Douglas Grey, David Grey, Steve Cornett.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jack Blackwell Gray

WEBER CITY, Va. - Jack Blackwell Gray, 72, entered into rest Saturday evening (Dec. 18, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born May 31, 1932 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Errett B. Gray Sr. and Martha Dell Blackwell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Selby Gray.

Jack retired from Holston Defense Corporation, Waste Water Treatment Department in 1997 after 31 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Hilliard Gray, Weber City; one daughter and son-in-law, Roanna and Terry Williams, Gray, Tenn.; brother, Errett B. Gray Jr., Gate City, Va.; one grandson, Logan G. Williams, Gray, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. David Ensminger officiating.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the committal services.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearer will be William Hilliard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish make a contribution to the charity of their choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jack L. Gray

MOUNT CARMEL - Jack L. Gray , 64, of Mount Carmel, took his journey home on Wednesday (Oct. 27, 2004) to be with his precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was raised in Orebank and lived in Mount Carmel for over 30 years. He was director of the Training Union of the West View Baptist Church for over 10 years. He had a passion for Tennessee Walking horses. He was the owner/operator of Jack's Hairstyles for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Gray and Virginia Robinette Gray .

Surviving are his wife, Ann Gray of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Jason Gray and wife Deanna of Mount Carmel; a goddaughter, Sheri Cradic and husband Tony; two god-grandchildren, Luke Cradic and Dalton Cradic; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda Hubbard and husband Bo, Nancy MacMurray and husband Don, and Peggy Taylor and husband Russell; two brothers, Larry Gray and Charles Gray ; special recognition to his faithful employees, Barbara Carter, Chris Herron, Sara Whitley and Jane Hubbard; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the West View Missionary Baptist Church, 1037 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, with the Rev. Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Mount Carmel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West View Missionary Baptist Church, 1037 Fairview Ave., Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James L. "Jim" Gray

KINGSPORT - James L. "Jim" Gray, 68, Kingsport, departed this life late Saturday, (March 31, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a courageous battle with a long term illness.

He was born in Combs, Ky. on Aug. 8, 1938, son of Callie Patton Gray and the late Haywood Gray. James grew up in Spears Ferry, Va. and spent many days in his father's service station on the banks of the Clinch River.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force with four years of service and a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, Tenn. He was also a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688.

In 1996 he retired from the Eastman Chemical Company with thirty-two years of service in the Tenite Division.

He is survived by his precious loving mother, Callie Gray Miller, Clinchport; his devoted and loving wife, Carole Good Gray, Kingsport; two daughters, Karen Gray McPherson and husband Gary, and Lisa Gray Noffsinger and husband Derek, all of Charleston S.C.; grandchildren, Dalton Noffsinger, Dillon Noffsinger, Olivia Noffsinger and Haley McPherson; sister, Betty Salling and husband Rex, Clinchport; brothers, Charles Gray, Cheraw, S.C. and Ronald Gray and wife Vickie, Gray; his canine companion and buddy, "Cooper"; a special neighbor and friend, Tom Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Judy McConnell will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and #265 of Gate City, Va. along with the Virginia National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

His grandchildren and Tom Bishop will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family requests that contributions be made to the Community Fellowship Building Fund, P.O. Box 1407, Gate City, Va. 24251, the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Okla. City, Okla. 73123-1718 or to the charity of one's choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Alice “Lillie” (Wood) Gray

NICKELSVILLE - Lillie Alice Gray, 88, of Route 2, Nickelsville, Va., died at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holston-Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and attended Rockview Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Robert Pope of Blountville, Mrs. Maude Cassell of Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Neal Shoemaker of Kingsport, Mrs. Clara Salyer of Bristol; three sons, Henry Gray of Gate City, Va., Billy Gray of Tucson, Ariz., Jeff Gray of Nickelsville; two sisters, Mrs. A. R. Cleek, of Champaign, Ill., Mrs. Jim Godsey of Nickelsville; three brothers, Shoemaker Wood of Gate City, J. W. Wood of Gate City, and Clyde Wood of Nickelsville; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

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NICKELSVILLE - Funeral for Mrs. Lillie Alice Gray of Nickelsville Route 2, who died Thursday at the age of 88, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gate City Funeral Home.

Rev. Frank Chappo, Rev. George Bowman and Rev. Walter Mabe will conduct the service. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport News, Fri, Apr 28 & Sat, Apr 29, 1967

Submitted by Don Lane

Lonnie F. Gray

CICERO, Ill. - Lonnie F. Gray, 65, passed away Friday (Aug. 25, 2006) at MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn ILL. following a long illness.

He was born March 22, 1941.

He was preceded in death by his brother, the late John (Doris) Gray; mother-in-law, Monnie Gillenwater.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Gillenwater Gray; daughters, Cindy (Mike) Olenick, Robin Nash and Nikki (Carmen) Anfuso; son, Joe Gray; four grandchildren; uncle of Reggie and Villia Gray; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Midway Baptist Church, and other times at the residence of Monnie Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., in the late afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church, with Rev. George Willis, Rev. Coy Butler and Rev. Edward Gillenwater officiating.

Music will be provided by Pine Grove Harmony and Been 4 Given.

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

Close friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Landscaping Fund at Midway Baptist Church, Rt. 2 Box 514, Gate City, Va. 24251, c/o Clyde Gillenwater.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mabel Gertrude (Culbertson) Gray

KINGSPORT - Mabel Culbertson "Ma-Maw" Gray, 92, of Haynes Drive, went to be with the Lord Friday evening at the Brookhaven Nursing Home after an illness.

Born Feb. 4, 1913 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Kate Jones Culbertson. She was a charter member of Christ Fellowship Church, Kingsport.

She was a wonderful cook, having been featured in the Times-News for her "Specialities," which included coconut cream pie, divinity candy and black raspberry jelly, all made, of course, from "scratch." Her other joys included sewing, quilting and gardening. Her first love was her family and that remained true throughout her life. She was a loving person and will be fondly remembered.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinton S. Gray (2002); four brothers, Charles, J.M., C.D., and Paul Culbertson; two sisters, Vina Grey and Dola Ferguson; one grandson, Matthew Manis; one son-in-law, Avey L. Manis.

Surviving are her daughters, Gladys Haynes and husband Glenn of Kingsport, Joyce Manis of Kingsport, Rita Lane and husband Bill of Church Hill, Kathy Barker and husband Keith of Kingsport; son, Charles E. Gray and wife Anna Bell of Church Hill; sisters, Edith Cody and husband Zed of Church Hill, Cora Roberts of Kingsport, Ruth Lovelace and husband James of Weber City, Va.; 13 grandchildren, Michael A. Manis, David G. Haynes, Jill Cookenour, Stephanie Terry, Deborah Winegar, Suzanne Eaves, Annette Morrow, Shannon Lane, Vicki Cowell, Darla Cline, Marty Lane, Jeffrey Gray and Donna McInturff; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Tiffany Winegar; several step-grandchildren; special friend, Florida Ketron of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the home of Gladys M. Haynes, 2532 Haynes Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Keith Barker and Pastor Jerry Ramsey officiating.

Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service.

Honorary casket bearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of one's choice in the name of Mabel C. Gray.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Ann (Pate) Gray

MOUNT CARMEL — Margaret Ann Pate Gray, 68, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2009) after and extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, Margaret was a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from Dr. Carver-Stakias-Mather after over 45 years of service and also was employed with her late husband Jack Gray hairstylist as an accountant.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Gray, 2004; her parents, Richard and Ruby Arnold Pate.

Margaret is survived by her son, Jason L. Gray and wife, Deanna, of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Jane Ann and Jackson Gray and Luke and Dalton; one brother, Ben Pate and wife, Kathy of Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bo Hubbard, of Mount Carmel; a very special godchild, Sheri Cradic of Mount Carmel; special friend, Jerry Gott, of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Music will be provided by Deanna Gray.

Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Mount Carmel.

Luke Cradic, Dalton Cradic, Tony Cradic, Justin Gray, Grayson McMurray, Conley Taylor, Jon Sloan and Spencer Sloan will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kingsport Senior House and Asbury at Kingsport/Baysmont health care staff.

Memorials may be made to West View Missionary Baptist Church, 1037 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Minnie Anderson Gray

EIDSON — Minnie Anderson Gray, 53, of Eidson, passed away on June 27, 2012, due to a car accident.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Frances Jarvis Trent.

She is survived by her companion, Allen Charlton of Eidson; mother; Mae Bates Story of Marietta, S.C.; brothers, Buster Anderson of Marietta, S.C., and Cory and Carole Story of Travelers Rest, S.C.; aunts, Dorothy Trent of Rogersville and Mary and Marvin Price of Kingsport; uncles, Tom and Tootsie Bates, Jim and Barbara Bates and Phil and Bernice Bates, all of Rogersville; niece, Stephanie Anderson; great-niece, Madison; nephews, Noah Anderson of Greenville, S.C. and Tim and Iscca Story of Travelers Rest, S.C.; several cousins; and special friend, Alice Reeves of Rogersville.

A memorial will be planned for a later date.

McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Bates, McDavid, Lane)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie June (Pierson) Duncan Gray

SODDY DAISY, Tenn. -- June Pierson Gray, 59, died Saturday (Sept. 19, 1998) at a local hospital.

She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Ann Pierson ; her parents, Charlie and Nannie Pierson , Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and a sister, Faye Light, Kingsport.

Surviving are her husband, Howard F. Gray; a daughter, Mrs. C.J. (Debbie) Blessing, Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren, Amanda, Sammy and Joey Blessing, Gate City, Va.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Norris (Gigi) Johnston, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. John (Sandi) Suggs, Chattanooga; a stepson, Franklin Gray, Hixson, Tenn.; seven step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Ruby Jean Pierson , Weber City, Va.; a brother, Paul Pierson , Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, Soddy Daisy, Tenn. The Rev. Billy Dean, the Rev. Johnny Daniels and the Rev. Ted Painter officiated.

Burial was in the Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Quinton Stallard Gray

KINGSPORT - Quinton Stallard Gray, 88, Haynes Drive, went to be with his Lord and savior on Tuesday (April 9, 2002) at his home.

Born April 19, 1913 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late James Lawrence and Eliza Victoria Gray.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold B. Grey and Victor Gray; sister, Erma Vermillion; grandson, Matthew Quinton Manis; son-in-law, Avery L. Manis.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired carpenter and owner of several businesses including a service station, restaurants and grocery stores. He helped build the TVA power plant in Rogersville and the Watergate building in Washington, D.C.

Quinton was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and was loved by his family and friends. He had a tender heart and his love and care touched many lives of people around him.

He was an avid Rook player for over 60 years. He won several gold medals in Rook and horseshoes in the Tenn. Senior Games.

He was a charter member of Christ Fellowship Church.

Surviving are his faithful wife of 68 years, Mabel Culbertson Gray, Kingsport; four daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys and Glenn Haynes, Kingsport, Kathy and Keith Barker, Kingsport, Rita and Bill Lane, Church Hill, and Joyce Manis, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Anna Bell Gray, Church Hill; one sister, Ercil Fraley, Weber City, Va. Also, 13 grandchildren, Michael A. Manis, David G. Haynes, Jill Cookenour, Donna Davis, Suzanne Eaves, Stephanie Terry, all of Kingsport, Annette Mann and Deborah Winegar, Church Hill, Jeffrey Gray, Mount Carmel, Marty Lane, Gate City, Va., Darla Cline, Nashville, Shannon Lane, Deland, Fla., and Vicki Cowell, Kingston, Tenn.; also 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nine step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Christ Fellowship Church, 260 Victory Lane, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Greg DePriest and Pastor Jerry Ramsey officiating.

Music will be provided by the Church Worship Team.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Fellowship Church, 260 Victory Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vina Ellen (Culbertson) Grey

KINGSPORT - Vina Ellen Culbertson Grey, 90, departed this life Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at the Hospice House in Bristol.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., but had lived for several years in Maryland. She retired from Triumph Powder Plant in Elkton, Md.

She was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Harold B. Grey (Jan. 13, 2000); baby daughter, Mildred Grey; grandson, Eddie D. Cornett (Sept. 23, 1995); son-in-law, the Rev. Robert D. Cornett (Feb. 4, 2000); daughter-in-law, Betty S. Grey (April 12, 2001); parents, Ed and Mary Kate Culbertson; sister, Dola Lunsford Ferguson; brothers, Charles, Paul and Jay Culbertson.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Clifford Souder and Mary Ann and Richard Butler, all of Rising Sun, Md., Jean Cornett, Mount Carmel; son, Kelcie E. Grey, Elkton, Md.; sisters, Mabel and Quinton Gray, Kingsport, Edith and Zed Cody, Gate City, Va., Cora Roberts, Kingsport, Ruth and James Lovelace, Weber City, Va.; brother, C.D. Culbertson, Kingsport; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Michael Mangold, Bishop G.D. Peters and the Rev. Steve Cornett officiating.

Music will be provided by Brenda Livesay, Jonathan Adams, Margaret Souder, Valerie Rhea and the church choir.

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

The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donald Souder, Ronald Souder, Duane Souder, Doug Grey, David Grey and Steve Cornett.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alice Lucille (Ramey) Greear

DUNGANNON, Va. — Alice "Lucille" Greear, 87, entered into rest (March 19, 2009) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 7, 1922, to the late Hobart M. Ramey and Nannie Ramsey Ramey.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emit Carter Greear and her son, George Carter Greear.  Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Blevins, Dungannon, Va., June Greear, Greensboro, N.C., Charlotte Osborne and husband, Joe, Dungannon, Va.; son, Roger Greear, Dungannon, Va.; sister, Frankie Beard, Dungannon, Va.; brother, A.J. Ramey and wife, Louise, Richmond, Va.; eight grandchildren, Janet Mabee, Dwayne Blevins, Steve Greear, Michelle Wallace, Shannon Greear, Scott Greear, Collette Schmidt and Brooke Osborne; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Ministers Kelly Pierson and Jud Carter officiating.

Music will be provided by John Proffitt.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Beard, Doug Taylor, Buddy Beavers and Larry Beavers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Annie Eliza (Murphy) Greear

GATE CITY, Va. - Annie Eliza Murphy Greear, 96, entered into rest on Monday ( March 12, 2001 ) at her residence in the Snowflake community.

Mrs. Greear was born March 3, 1905 in Wise County, Va. She was the daughter and the last survivor of the late George W. and Mary Lucas Murphy.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Greear; four sisters, Ella Campbell, Hettie Sherron, Polly Everhart and Myrtle Hobbs; three brothers, Stone, John and Carl Murphy.

Surviving are one daughter, Norma Greear, Gate City, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Lyndell Greear, Gate City, Va.; one grandson, Joey Greear and granddaughter-in-law, Leslie, Charlotte, N.C.; sister-in-law, Maude Kern, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Hugh Everhart, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Interment will be at Stallard-Gray Cemetery , Midway community.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emily Charlotte (Parks) Shupe Greear

GATE CITY, Va. — Emily Charlotte Greear, 68, died Thursday (Nov. 20, 2008) at her residence in Gate City, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Greear; two sons, Roger Shupe and Marty Lee G r e e a r.
She is survived by her daughters, Gladys Castleberry, Trenton, Ga., Molly Castle, Norton, Va., and Tess Richards, Coeburn, Va.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; step-children, Sandra Hensley, Teresa Holt, Jenny Hill and Emmett G r e e a r.
Private committal services at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton will be conducted at a later date.
Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton is serving the Greear family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

George Carter Greear

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- George Carter Greear , 47, died Tuesday (July 7, 1998) in Greensboro, N.C. Born in Wise County, Va., on Jan. 11, 1951, he was a son of Alice Lucille Ramey Greear , Dungannon, Va., and the late Emit Carter Greear .

In addition to his mother, surviving are a son, Scott Greear , Fredricksburg, Va.; two daughters, Collette Greear , Fredricksburg, Va., and Amanda Lucas, Dungannon, Va.; a granddaughter, Alexandra Greear ; three sisters, Margaret Blevins, Knoxville, June Greear , Greensboro, N.C., and Charlotte Osborne, Dungannon, Va.; a brother, Roger Greear , Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Brent Fiedler officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. J. T. Greear

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Rev. J.T. Greear, born Feb. 22, 1925, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday (July 15, 2003) at his residence in Ft. Blackmore.

Rev. Greear was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II with the First Infantry and received many medals including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He had retired from Barnwell Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator.

Rev. Greear was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dungannon, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Floyd Greear and Nancy Ellen Estep Greear; son, Marty Lee Greear.

Surviving are his wife, Emily Parks Greear of the home; son, Emmett Allen Greear and wife Trena, Norton, Va.; daughters, Sandra Hensley and husband Leon, Norton, Va., Jennie Hill and husband Shannon, Norton, Va., Teresa Holt and husband Danny, Norton, Va.; stepchildren, Gladys Castleberry, Trenton, Ga., Molly Castle, Norton, Va., Roger Shupe, North Carolina, Tess Hicks, Ft. Blackmore; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Rash, Big Stone Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 today at the First Baptist Church of Dungannon and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Larry Hammonds and the Rev. Tommy Mullins officiating.

Music will be provided by Depending on Jesus Singers.

Burial will be at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, Va., following the services. Military honors will be conducted by the Lebanon, Va., VFW Post No. 9864.

Pallbearers will be his son and grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be his many special friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kilmer Washington Greear

Kilmer Washington Greear, 90, Kingsport, died Wednesday (Jan. 13, 1999) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va. on June 4, 1908, he was the son of the late William and Salley Osborne Greear .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one half-sister and three half-brothers.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, worked as a coal miner at Clinchfield Coal Company and was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Quillen Greear, Kingsport; two daughters, Anna Ruth Marshall, Kingsport and Juanita Thrift, Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Joseph E. Greear, Lincoln Park, Mich., and Gene Greear , Woodhaven, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. J.B. Quillen, the Rev. Roy Lester and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

Burial will be at the Greear Family Cemetery, Hunters Valley community, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and family are to meet at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha June Greer

JUNE GREEAR DIES AFTER LONG BATTLE FOR YOUNG LIFE

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Popular County Seat Girl Is Victim Grim Reaper

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June Greear, beloved and popular young Gate City girl, died Friday morning [Jan 10, 1941] after a lingering illness of many months.

Since the news of her death a pall of sadness has shrouded the county seat and the surrounding community.

Although but twenty years of age she had won her way into the hearts of all her acquaintances both young and old. Her good manners, her unusual beauty and her contagious smile had won for her a host of friends unusual to one of her tender years. Such a sweet, unaffected personality is seldom to be met with.

She graduated from Shoemker high school in the class of 1938.

Since that time until her serious illness she was an employee of a local theatre.

In the spring of 1939 she was chosen as the most beautiful girl from Scott County to be one of the princesses of the Annual Dogwood Festivals held in the city of Bristol.

She is survived by her parents, Robert R. Greear and Clara Quillen Greear; one brother, Joe Greear; and a sister, Mrs. Kyle Davidson, all of Gate City.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church Sunday at one o'clock with the pastor, Rev. S. O. Frye, in charge.

She was buried in the family cemetery near Snowflake.

The sympathy of our whole community goes out to the bereaved family in their great sadness.

"In the cool moist' earth we laid her,

When the forest cast the leaf.

And we wept that one so lovely

Should have a life so brief."

GATE CITY HERALD, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1941
Submitted by Don Lane

Nora Edna (Quillin) Greear

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. - Nora E. Greear, 85, entered into rest Thursday (Feb. 21, 2002) at Oakwood Hospital Medical Center in Lincoln Park, Mich.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 25, 1916, she was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cora Gillenwater Quillen; and her husband, Kilmer W. Greear.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Freda Greear, Lincoln Park, Mich., Kilmer and Margaret Greear, Woodhaven, Mich.; two daughters, Anna Ruth Marshall, Kingsport, and Juanita Thrift, Detroit, Mich.; six sisters, Myrtle Brickey, Kingsport, Polly Carter, Clinchport, Va., Ruth Collins and Leona Hill, both of Gate City, Va., Julie Osborne, Nickelsville, Va., and Clyde Kerns, Kingsport; three brothers, J.B. Quillen and Joseph Quillen, both of Kingsport, and R.F. Quillen, Dungannon, Va.; brother-in-law, Wesley Dingus, Dungannon, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Lester officiating.

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

Burial will follow the service in the Quillen-Greear Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Guy Earnest “Doc” Greer

Guy E. (Doc) Greer, 72, of 800 Burleson St. died, apparently of a heart attack, at 8:45 a.m. Saturday [12/16/1961] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wanda Greer Frazier, 310 Kincaide St.

He was born in Scott County, Va., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Greer, and had been a Kingsport resident 32 years. He was a retired farmer. He attended the Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. Mary Lee Dye of Kingsport; Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Ruby Nuckles, Mrs. Tennis Laughon and Mrs. Lois Schmitt, all of Lynchburg, Va.; three sons, Ellis Erwin and Guy E. Greer Jr., Lynchburg, and Joseph T. Greer, Donaldsville, Ohio; a brother, Floyd Greer, Norton, Va.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Pine Grove Baptist Church, Fort Blackmore, Va. Rev. James Boatwright will officiate. Burial will be in the Greer family cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Blane Flanary, Roy Blankenship, Neal Gilliam Jr., Sonny Gilliam, Max Calhoun, Pat Lane and R. F. Little.

The body will remain at Carter-Clamon Funeral Home until time for the funeral.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, Dec. 17, 1961

Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline Virginia (Bright) Hensley Greer

KINGSPORT - Pauline Virginia Bright Greer went to be with the Lord on Thursday (April 8, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Opie and Virgie Bright. Mrs. Greer was a homemaker and enjoyed staying busy and helping her friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Greer had attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Greer; father of her children, Scott Hensley; a son, Jimmie Hensley; a sister, Florence Collins; and a granddaughter, Mellissa Jean Tate.

Surviving are her daughter, Donna Sue Hartsook and husband Bobby, Rapidan, Va.; three granddaughters, Joyce Grubb, Lisa Hensley, and Lora Dodson; one grandson, Robert Allen Hartsook; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ross V. Bright and wife, Sue Ellen Graham Bright, Kingsport; special nephews, Jack H. Bright and wife, Mildred, Allen Godsey and wife, Nancy; special niece, Catherine Crooke and husband, Paul; two great-nieces; eight great-nephews; nine great-great-nieces; and five great-great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Pat Hammond and Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Jerry Godsey, Hugh Godsey, Larry Godsey, Harold Godsey, Ronnie Godsey, and Donnie Godsey.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Roscoe Greer

GATE CITY, Va.,  April 20 --- Robert Roscoe Greer, 62, died today at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, at 12:15 p. m., after several weeks illness.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Clara Greer; one daughter, Mrs. Ina B. Cozette, Oakland, Calif.; one son, Joe Greer, Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Will Strong, Route 2, Gate City; and one brother, I. J. Greer, of Riner,Va.

He was a son of the late James L. and Sarah Meade Greer of Midway community. He was employed in general maintenance department of Tennessee Eastman Co. for 20 years and was a member of Southern Methodist Church and Caitlett Lodge 35, AF&AM.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Gate City Methodist Church with the Rev. French E. Taylor, the Rev. E. C. Allgood and the Rev. W. L. Gates in charge. Burial will be in the Quillen Cemetery .

Masons will be pallbearers and will be in charge of graveside services.

The body was to be taken to the home Thursday about 5:30 p.m. McConnell Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News, Friday, April 22, 1955)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Sue (Thacker) Greene

(A desc. of Flanary family of Scott Co.)

NORTON, Va. - Anna Sue Greene, 62, died Friday evening (Nov. 7, 2003) at her home on Thackers Branch Road.

She was a lifelong residence of the Thackers Branch community of Norton. She was a member of the Wise County Women's Democratic Committee.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Ellen Greene; two brothers, Ronnie Teasley and David Teasley; sisters, Annie Brummitt and Charlene Stapleton.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Curtis Green, Norton, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Rena and Ben A. Franklin Jr., Wise, Va., Annetta and Harold Barnette, Norton, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Brenda Greene, Norton, Va.; five grandchildren, Ben A. Franklin III, Seth W. Franklin, Chase E. Franklin, Chris B. Barnette and Joshua Greene; sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine and Robert Ruff, Thaxton, Va., Rosie and Virgil Younce, Wise, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Elmer Ray (Pete) and Juanita Thacker, Norton, Va., half brother, Lloyd Leonard, Wise, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with G.T. Greene officiating.

Burial will follow in the White Oak Gap Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Curtis William Greene

(His wife was a desc. of Flanary family of Scott Co.)

NORTON, Va. — Curtis William Greene, 73, died Wednesday (March 11, 2009) in Norton Community Hospital.

He was a member of Wise DAV Chapter 56 and a member of the Greene Hollow Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Sue Greene.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Brenda Greene, Norton, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Rena and Ben Franklin, Jr., Wise, Va., daughter, Annetta Barnette, Eolia, Ky., and her ex-husband, Harold Barnette, Wise, Va.; grandchildren, Ben A. Franklin, III., Cpl. Seth Franklin, Chase E. Franklin, Chris Barnette, Joshua Greene; brothers and their wives, G.T. and Cindy Green, Frank and Debbie Greene, Tom and Jean Green, all of Wise, Va.; sisters, Mable Mullins, Orange, Va., Edith Dotson, Pound, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Les Lester, Front Royal, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Darrell Bolling officiating.

Committal services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at the White Oak Gap Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by local Veterans groups. Family and friends will meet by 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dollie (Summey) Begley Green

DUNGANNON, Va. - Dollie Summey Green, 97, went to be with the Lord at 2:10 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 13, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County on July 4, 1906 and was the daughter of the late William (Bill) Summey and Ava Akers Summey. Mrs. Green was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Roy Edward Green, Bobby Begley, and Larry Delano Green; sisters, Maude Perry, Ellie Summey, and Myrtle Owens; brothers, Orville Summey and Earl Summey.

Surviving are sons, Kyle Begley and wife Doris, Dungannon, Va., and Douglas Green and wife Delores, Hollywood, Md.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Pearlie Summie, Gray; special nieces, Eyvonne James, of Maryland, and Edith Nelson, Kingsport; several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence of the son, Kyle Begley.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Ponder and the Rev. Ralph Begley officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks, Valerie Perry, and Toke Hensley.

Burial will follow at the Carter's Cemetery on Stoney Creek.

Serving as pallbearers will be the grandsons, Ronnie Begley, James Begley, Terry Begley, Kenny Begley, Wayne Green and Darrell Green.

Honorary pallbearers are Ray Begley, Bobby Darnell, Chris McNew, Terry Begley, Jerry Begley and Bill Perry.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ethan Jason Green

GATE CITY, Va. — Ethan Jason Green was born and arrived in Heaven on Sunday (Nov. 9, 2008). Ethan is the infant son of Jason and Amanda Green of Gate City, Va.
He is the grandson of Wayne and Theresa Stallard, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Charles and Debra Green of Gate City, Va. He is also survived by two aunts and uncles, Jessica and Jody Perry, Mount Carmel and Christie and Marcus Smith, Gate City, Va.; two cousins, Anastasia and Christian Smith.
A private memorial service will be conducted for the family.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and doctors at Wellmont Hospital and Hol- ston Valley Specialty OB/GYN who cared for Ethan and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the parents request donations be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942; Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607, or the Small Miracles Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center, P.O. Box 6429, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Ray Green

GATE CITY, Va. - Ray Green, 88, passed away Friday (Sept. 3, 1999) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Green was born in Fort Blackmore, Va. on August 8, 1911 and grew up in Norton, Va. He lived most of his adult life in Gate City and was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company and had served as a member of the United States Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Nancy (Duncan) Green ; sister, Joan Green ; brothers, Kyle and Roy Green .

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Lane Green , Gate City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Gilbert Smith, Gate City; grandson, Andrew Smith; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Joshua and Melinda Smith; great-granddaughter, Hailee Brooke Smith; sister, Jane Stuart, Portsmouth, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Gate City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Wells and the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Music will be by Carolyn McPherson and Jim Baker.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Irvin Gordon, Harvey Sandidge, M.J. McConnell, Rufus Miller, Jim Nickels, Jerry Bishop and Bill H. Dougherty.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lester Greene

KINGSPORT — Lester Greene, 67, of Kingsport, died unexpectedly Friday (Nov. 21, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mr. Greene was a life-time resident of Kingsport and was a fun loving person who was loved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Bessie Greene; his wife, Mary Greene; and two sisters, Carol Waggoner and June Hromadka.
Surviving are three sisters, Ruth Bolden of Kingsport, Dorothy Rogers of Kingsport,
and Phyllis Byrd and husband, Bill of Johnson City; five brothers, J. Frank Greene, Don Greene and wife, Virginia, John Atlee Greene and wife, Linda, all of Kingsport, Clyde Greene of London, Ky., and Jerry Greene and wife, Edna of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Services will follow at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Raymond Hammonds officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Lester Greene.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret (Arnold) Greene

WEBER CITY, Va. - Margaret Arnold Greene, 73, entered into rest Monday (Feb. 18, 2002) at the residence of her sister in Gate City, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 4, 1928 to the late Peart and Lizzie Tipton Arnold.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lloyd Greene; one brother, Dudley Oaks; four sisters, Lillie Crawford, Eva Grace Spivey, Myrtle Childress and Ora Hammonds; and one stepdaughter, Lisa Flythe.

She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and retired after 38 years of service working at the Kingsport Press.

Survivors include one brother, Coy Arnold, Gate City, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Bud (Ann) Oaks, Gate City, Va.; one stepson, Michael Greene, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Linda Bedgood, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; six stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and the family will be receiving friends at Ann Oaks' residence, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Roy Pearson and the Rev. Larry Spivey officiating.

Music will be provided by The Darthula Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Lester Arnold, Johnny Crawford, Gene Hensley, Willie Kilgore, Doyle Rasnick and Mike Spivey.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Josephine (Stacy) Lane Greene

KINGSPORT – Mary Greene, 67, Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) after an extended illness.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Cora and Charlie Stacy; a granddaughter, Samantha Robin Lane Olterman; and her brother, Ralph Stacy.

Surviving are her husband, Lester Greene; four sons, Charles Stacy and wife, Elizabeth, Sanford Lane, Rogersville, Pat Lane and wife, Diane, Kingsport, Scott Lane, Kingsport; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Cecil Fleming, Pastor J.W. Depew, and the Rev. James Galliher officiating.

Burial will follow at the Horton Cemetery in Fairview, Va.

Pallbearers will be Charles Stacy, Sanford Lane, Pat Lane, William Gragg and Frank Wells.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mollie Ann (Dixon) Light Green

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mollie Ann Green, 91, entered into rest on Saturday (March 24, 2001) at Indian Path Hospital following numerous years of declining health.

She retired from The Modern Bakery in Kingsport, in 1980.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Log House Church in Weber City.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Nobel Light; her second husband, Mack Green; parents, Tom W. Dixon and Gennie Carberry Dixon; sisters, Louella Luster, Liz Byers and Eppie Light; brother, Fred Dixon; son-in-law, Louis Free.

Upon departing this earth, she left behind her daughter, Phyllis Free, Elizabethton; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Cathy Light, and D.J. and Martha Light, all of Weber City; granddaughter, Patsy Free; grandsons, Jerry Free, Dale Light, Richard Light, Jerry Light, Michael Light and Joshua Light; several great-grandchildren; special friend, Ada Calhoun.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Lane officiating. Music will be by the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret (Lane) Green

GATE CITY, Va. — Margaret Lane Green, 88, passed away on Dec. 9, 2008, after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Green was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

She was the daughter of Elbert Joshua and Dona Lane, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ray Green; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Green Smith and son-in-law, Gilbert Smith, Gate City, Va.; grandsons, Josh Smith and Andy Smith, Gate City, Va.; great-granddaughters, Hailee and Makenzey Smith; and a sister, Annie L. Gilliam, South Port, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at the Gate City United Methodist Church Thursday at 7 p.m. with Rev. Steve Brown officiating and eulogy by Grady Winegar.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Those planning to attend the graveside service please meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Lawson, Stan Rogers, Bucky Clabaugh, Louie Scribner, Jr. and Adam McClelland.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Margaret's favorite charity, the St. Jude's Children's Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38150-1942, or to her church, the Gate City United Methodist Church at 255 Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Josephine (Stacy) Lane Greene

KINGSPORT - Mary Greene, 67, Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) after an extended illness.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Cora and Charlie Stacy; a granddaughter, Samantha Robin Lane Olterman; and her brother, Ralph Stacy.

Surviving are her husband, Lester Greene; four sons, Charles Stacy and wife, Elizabeth, Sanford Lane, Rogersville, Pat Lane and wife, Diane, Kingsport, Scott Lane, Kingsport; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Cecil Fleming, Pastor J.W. Depew, and the Rev. James Galliher officiating.

Burial will follow at the Horton Cemetery in Fairview, Va.

Pallbearers will be Charles Stacy, Sanford Lane, Pat Lane, William Gragg and Frank Wells.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Green

GATE CITY, Va. — Robert Green, 88, passed away Tuesday (March 17, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born in Norton, Va. He was a retired iron worker and he belonged to the Iron Worker Union in Kingsport. He loved his work and he was a great craftsman. He attended the Presbyterian Church in Norton, Va. He was a Past Grand Master of the Gate City Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Reynolds Green; two great-grandchildren, Stephen Hart and Ethan Green; parents, Charles Patrick and Roberta Beverly Green; two brothers, Daniel Marion Green and Charles Herbert Green.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Dorton Green of the home; two daughters, Patricia Green Edwards and husband, Delmar, Gate City, Va., Jane Lambert and husband, James, Kingsport; two stepdaughters, Sandra Dorton Quillin and husband, Ronnie, Kingsport, Shelby Dorton Jennings and husband, Randy, Gate City, Va.; four sons, Robert Green and wife, Betty Jane, Nickelsville, Va., Charles Green and wife, Debra, Gate City, Va., Richard Green, Lenore, N.C., James Green and wife, Teresa, Kingsport; three stepsons, Billy Dorton, Kingsport, Carl Dorton and wife, Teresa, Yuma, Va., Dale Dorton and wife, Rhonda, Clinchport, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Annette Edwards, Clinchport, Va., Virginia Sturgill and husband, Jack, Petersburg, W.Va.; brother, Bill Green and wife, Charlene, Coeburn, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Presley and the Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

There will also be a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m. provided by the Catlett Lodge 35 prior to the funeral service.

Music will be provided by Upward Way Quartet.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Norton, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Edwards, David Edwards, Bryan Greene, Mark Green, Charles P. Green, James Kilgore, Jason Green and David Lambert.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Jennings, Ronnie Quillin, Patrick Jennings, Jason Quillin, Brett Dorton and Leonard Dorton.

Kingsport Times-News
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Amna Lou (Fugate) Greear

GATE CITY , Va. - Amna Lou Fugate Greear, 77, died Saturday ( Aug. 21, 2004 ) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. , on March 2, 1927. She was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church and was a retired teacher of the Scott County School System.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred T. Greear; her parents, Robert E. Fugate Sr. and Lou Bond Fugate; a brother, Ralph Fugate; and a sister, Jennada Riddle.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan Greear, Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Tom) and Judy H. Greear, Mouth of Wilson, Va.; two grandchildren, Megan Greear and Dylan Greear; beloved dog, Ruby; a sister, Shirley Nell Fugate, Nickelsville, Va.; a brother, R.E. Fugate Jr. and wife Ruth, Nickelsville, Va.; sister-in-law, Helen Blair and husband C.F., Gate City; special family member, Vickie Compton, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Jimmy and Janice Smith, Tony and Rhonda Gillenwater, Russell and Amy Taylor; and her special friends at the Scott County Public Library.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large and Pastor Phyllis Hankins officiating.

Music will be provided by Rev. Don Large and the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church Choir.

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

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Smith, Tony Gillenwater, Jamie Smith, Roger Blair, Johnny Renfro and Arthur Steffy.

Honorary pallbearers will be her fellow school colleagues.

In memory of Amna Greear, the family requests that a donation be made to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, Rt. 2 Box 20, Gate City, VA 24251 or to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, TN 37743.

Kingsport Times-News
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Cecile Margaret (Pippin) Greear

COEBURN, Va. - Cecile Margaret Greear, 96, joined our Lord on Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Bon Secour St. Mary's Hospital in Norton, Va.

The family matriarch, Cecile was born in Washington County, Va., and was the eldest daughter of Emmitt and Rosa Pippin.

During her time on earth, Cecile was very active in many church, community affairs and organizations. She was an active member of Coeburn Chapter O.E.S. and an early columnist for the Coalfield Progress. Many of her articles can still be found in local scrapbooks. As recently as four years ago, several articles surfaced when an individual was searching for articles about Coeburn, Norton and the surrounding areas. Many of the articles are as relevant today as they were when written.

A school teacher for over 20 years in Scott/Wise Counties, many of today's adults will remember her devotion to them as her students and their well-being and later as a friend. Cecil's home was always open to everyone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edison Greear, a country music pioneer; and three sons, Leon, Frank and Don.

Survivors include a son, Gary Greear of Flatwoods; daughters, Ann Dewine, Knoxville, Mary Salyer, Norfolk, Sue Pooley, Melbourne, Fla., and Margaret Powers, Coeburn; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She will be missed by all.

Calling hours will be held at Estes Funeral Home Chapel, Coeburn, Va., after 6 p.m. today.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large and Brother Curtis Powers officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Coeburn.

Kingsport Times-News
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Donald Cecil Greear

DUNGANNON, Va. - Don C. Greear , 53, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Feb. 17, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Wise County, Va. on April 1, 1946, he was the son of Cecile Pippin Greear and the late James Edison Greear . He lived all his life in Scott County, Va., and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed NASCAR racing.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Leon Greear in addition to his father.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Jerry Gilliam, Kingsport, April Greear , Kingsport and Jessica and Jimmy Mays, Dungannon, Va.; his mother, Cecile Pippin Greear , Coeburn, Va.; five grandchildren; sisters, Ann Dewine, Knoxville, Mary Salyers, Norfolk, Va., Sue Pooley, Melbourne, Fla., and Margaret Powers, Coeburn, Va.; brothers, Frank Greear and Gary Greear , both of Coeburn, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Rita Davis and family.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother, Cecile Pippin Greear , Coeburn, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Curtis Powers officiating.

Burial will be in the Greear Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Powers, Stacey Gross, Jamie Powers, Travis Powers, Bernard Brickey and Harold Osborne. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Powers and Perry Quillen.

Kingsport Times-News
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Frank Burns Greear Sr.

COEBURN, Va. - Frank Burns Greear Sr., 68, died Monday (Sept. 29, 2003) at his residence in Coeburn, Va.

Mr. Greear was a member of the Apostolic Church of Dungannon, Va. He was retired from Ford Motor Co., worked for Glenn Roberts Tire, retired from Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Co., Flatwoods Job Corp and presently was the president of Country Living Adult Home, Inc. in Coeburn.

He served in the U.S. Army, married Nina Hagy, and was a loving husband, father of three children and grandfather to four grandchildren. Frank was a gentle spirit, with hearty laughter who loved Jesus. He loved playing music and was blessed with the talent of playing music by ear, a gift of God. He was part of the "Greear Brothers Band" that on the fourth of July 2003 honoring all the musicians of Coeburn, participated in the First Bristol Sessions Recording with a monument unveiling. He held many benefits to help people in need of monies for sickness, house fire, anything that would benefit someone in need and never wanted any thanks. He also loved hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Edison Greear; and brothers, James Leon Greear and Don Greear.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 47 years, Nina Hagy Greear; one son, Franklin Greear Jr., Coeburn; two daughters, Donna Hall, Dungannon, Va., and Charma "Libby" Bolling, Gate City, Va.; sons-in-law, Bryan K. Hall, Dungannon, Va., and Dennis Bolling, Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Bryan K. Hall Jr., Stephanie Hall, Natasha Powers and Celena Powers; his mother, Cecile Margaret Pippin; one brother, Gary Greear, Coeburn; four sisters, Margaret Powers, Coeburn, Sue Pooley, Melbourne, Fla., Ann Dewine, Knoxville, and Mary Salyers, Norfolk, Va.; and several nephews, several nieces.

Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. today at Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bryan Hall and Brother Curtis Powers officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greear Cemetery in Coeburn. Pound VFW Post #9600 will furnish military graveside rites.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fred T. Greear

GATE CITY , Va. - Fred T. Greear, 82, Route 2, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday ( July 31, 2003 ).

Mr. Greear was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He graduated from Norton High School and Milligan College , did graduate work at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville , and taught in the Scott County School System. He also had been an active participant in the Scott County Recreation League in tennis and volleyball and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Greear was a member of the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. and Myrtle Vermillion Greear.

Surviving are his wife, Amna L. Fugate Greear, of the home; daughter, Susan Greear, Gate City , Va. ; son, Robert (Tom) and wife Judy H. Greear, Mouth of Wilson , Va. ; grandchildren, Megan Greear and Dylan Greear; sister, Helen Blair, Gate City , Va. ; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large and Jeff DeBoard officiating.

Music will be provided by Sue Carter.

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

Pallbearers will be Jim Smith, Johnny Renfro, Roger Blair, Russell Taylor, Tony Gillenwater, Hobert Adams and Jamie Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tucker Coleman, Johnny Miller, Robert Bouton, Charlie Dean and fellow school colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee, 207 N. Boone St. Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, Route 2, Box 20, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Harvey Greear

Ralph H. Greear, 88, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on June 2, 1924 in Pennsylvania to the late Lonnie and Nellie Robinette Greear. He served in the U. S. Army as an engineer and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Greear retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 39 years of service.

Surviving are the mother of his children, Venice Collingsworth; daughters, Beverly Byrd & husband, Garry of Kingsport; Kathi Williams & husband, Stan of London, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Greg Salyer & wife, Carol, Michele Byrd & fiance`, Dale Fleenor, Brett Byrd, Cameron Byrd & wife Jennifer, Jared Byrd & wife Sarah, Brad Byrd and Ashley Lewis & husband Jordan; eleven great grandchildren, Amber, Erica and Justin Salyer, Kayley, Thomas, Lauren, Arwen, Zoe, Sofia, and Kayden Byrd, and Anabele Fleenor; a great-great granddaughter, Aurora; two sisters, Ruth Brown, Helen Powell & husband Joe; a brother, Marvin Greear & wife Lois; close family friends, Bill Overbay & Johnny Overbay; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 pm on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm in the funeral home chapel with R.L. Crawford, officiating.

Military graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City #265. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are his Gun-Trading Buddies.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Marie (Quillen) Greear

DUNGANNON, Va. - Mrs. Ruby Marie Greear, 57, Rt. 1, Dungannon, Va., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital late Sunday afternoon [9/9/1973] after a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband, Roy C. Greear, of the home; one son, R. N. Greear, Nickelsville, Va.; one grandson, Robert Clyde Greear, Nickelsville, Va.

Arrangements will be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Monday, September 10, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Nola Jean (Collins) Green

Nola J. Collins Green, 56, 1600 Kentfield Drive, Kingsport, died Monday (April 18, 1994).

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and was a 1957 grad­uate of Gate City High School. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ira R. Collins in 1985.

Surviving are her husband, John “J.D.” Green, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Virgie Eastering Collins, Weber City, Va.; one aunt; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Cousins and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Holston View Cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Alvin Roy Greer

KINGSPORT - Alvin "Roy" Greer, 98, went to be with the Lord at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday ( Dec. 27, 2005 ).

He was born Feb. 7, 1907 in the Alley Valley community of Scott County , Va. Roy was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Kingsport at an early age and worked as a barber for 73 years, retiring from Bell 's Barber Shop at the age of 92 to care for his ailing wife. He was featured in the Kingsport Times-News in 1995 for being the oldest barber in town. He was blessed with many customers that became his friends.

Roy was a longtime member of Ketron Memorial Methodist Church .

Roy was also blessed with what he called two good, sweet wives. He was married for 34 years to Ella Collins Greer and 33 years to Mary Godsey Porter Greer who passed away in August 1999. He was so proud of both of them and he always gave thanks to the Lord for giving him two such wonderful people to share his life with.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Christopher and Matilda Jane Quillen Greer; his oldest sister, Etta Mae Alley; and a brother, Elmer Greer (November 2005).

Roy leaves behind a very special sister, Maude Pendleton of Brookhaven Manor; his caregivers who will miss him for his sweet smile and his funny stories, Christy and Henry Baker; several nieces and nephews; and longtime friends, James Howard Everhart and Eugene Bell.

In respect of Roy 's final wishes, there will be no visitation or graveside services.

We wish to thank Dr. Gonce, Dr. Negilia, and the entire staff of Brookhaven Manor for all you did to help with Roy 's care and to Fran and Sheila of Adventa Hospice for making his last days comfortable.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 727 North Eastman Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 or to the Activities Department of Brookhaven Manor, 2035 Stonebrook Place , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

To Roy , Godspeed my special buddy, I love you dearly and I will never forget you and what all you have brought to my life. Til we meet again, Christy.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Alvin Roy Greer.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Rev. Clifford Andrew Greer

Rev. Clifford Andrew Greer, age 68, of Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at his home following a brief illness.

Rev. Greer was a minister with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for 25 years from 1968 to 1988. He was the pastor for Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, Bloomingdale United Methodist Church, Max Meadows United Methodist Church, Riner United Methodist Church and Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed fishing, boating, trains, railroads and being at the ocean.

Rev. Greer was preceded in death by his parents: Charlie Clifford Greer and Pearl Spears Greer; Brothers: Dallas Eugene Greer and Wallace Louis Greer; Sister: Nellie Kate Fletcher and Myrtle June Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mrs. Georgia Housewright Greer, of the home, His son, Jeffery Dean Greer, of Jonesborough; Daughter, Judy Dawn Greer, of Knoxville; Sister, Charlene Castle, Kingston, TN; Sister-in-laws; Freda Greer and Dexal Greer both of Kingsport; Several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 PM Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be conducted 8 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Pasqua officiating. Music will be provided by his son, Jeffery Dean Greer.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.

Johnson Funeral Home, 320 Grandview St., Church Hill, TN 37642 is serving the Greer family.

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

Johnson City Press

Submitted by Don Lane

Dallas Eugene "Buddy" Greer

Dallas Eugene "Buddy" Greer, 83, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning (7-10-11) after an extended illness.

Gene was born in Kingsport where he lived most of his life. He was a 1945 graduate of Sullivan High School. Gene served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served as Boy Scout Leader of Troop 89 at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed working with young people. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after thirty-three years of delivering mail throughout Kingsport and Sullivan County. Gene also served as president of the Kingsport Branch #1999 Letter Carriers Union.

He was a faithful member of West View Primitive Baptist Church and a member of The American Legion.

His daughter, Andrea Erwin, parents, Clifford and Pearl Spears Greer, sisters, June Smith, Kate Fletcher, and brother, Wallace Greer preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Dexal Laster Greer, of the home; two daughters, Sharon Jordan and husband Francis, Pitkin, LA; Colleen Frazier and husband Terry, Gate City, VA; son-in-law, Toney Erwin, Kingsport, TN; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene Castle, Kingston, TN; brother, Andrew Greer and wife Georgia, Sulphur Springs Community; sister-in-law, Freda Greer, Kingsport, TN; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening (July 14, 2011) with Elder Burnice Sybert officiating.

Music will provided by the West View Singers.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: West View Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Nancy McCullough, 1675 Carters Valley Road, Surgoinsville, TN 37873.

The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Gray, especially Jessica Jaynes, for their loving care.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ella M. (Collins) Greer

Mrs. Ella M. Greer, 53, of 324 Virgil Avenue was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital about 3 p.m. Saturday [ 6/11/1930 ].  Born in Scott County , Va. , she had lived in Kingsport 32 years.

Mrs. Greer was an active member of the Ketron Memorial Methodist Church and the W.S.C.S. there.

Survivors include her husband, A. Roy Greer, Kingsport ; sister, Mrs. Ollie Troxell, Indianapolis , Ind. ; and brother, Paul D. Collins, Gate City , Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Ketron Memorial Methodist Church with Rev. Charles H. Browning and Rev. James Walters officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral and then will be removed to the church.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, June 12, 1966)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Elmer Fayette Greer Sr.

MOUNT CARMEL - Elmer F. Greer, Sr., 94, passed away on Thursday ( Nov. 3, 2005 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a long illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , Mr. Greer had lived in the Morrison City community for most of his life before moving to Mt. Carmel two years ago.

He attended Victory Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Kerns Greer; and son, Buddy Greer, Jr.

Surviving are his daughter, Helen Scudder and husband James, Old Bridge, N.J.; daughter-in-law and caregiver; Mary Ann Greer, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, James Scudder, Jr. and wife Lisa, Debbie Waldron and husband Larry, Allen Greer, Robbie Greer and wife Shelia, Joanie Arnold and husband Richard and Michael Greer; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister, Maude Pendleton, Kingsport; brother, Roy Greer, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill.

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

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

     James E. "Jim" Greer

James E. "Jim" Greer, 60, 142 E. Park Drive, Kingsport, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday (Aug. 27, 1990) in the emergency room of Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Kingsport, he retired from Co­lonial Heights Eagles Club as an assistant manager in 1988 after 23 years of service.

Mr. Greer was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army, and was of the Meth­odist faith.  He was a member of the VFW Charles Dewitt Byrd Post No. 3382, the American Le­gion Hammond Post No. 3, the Colonial Heights Eagles No. 3274 and the Stone Drive Eagles No. 3141.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Allie Mae Greer, in 1976.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Lane Greer, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Kawana) Cooper, Kingsport; two sons, William Riley Greer and Robert Edward Greer, both of Kingsport; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and anytime at the resi­dence, 142 E. Park Drive.

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

Military graveside rites will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery by the VFW Charles Dewitt Byrd Post No. 3382.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier (From Lola (Carter) Hutchins’ Collection)

Joseph Robert Greer

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Joe R. Greer, 75, Bowen Drive, departed this life late Friday (April 7, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va. He was a retired safety engineer at Holston Defense and a navy veteran of World War II. He was a former member of Masonic Cattlet Lodge No. 35 and a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Dougherty Greer (Feb. 28, 2000); one grandchild; and his parents, Robert R. and Clara Quillen Greer.

Surviving are a daughter, Martha Jane Drerup, Lexington, S.C.; a son, Joe Reginald Greer , Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jenny) Anders, Atlanta, Ga., and Mathew (Matt) Anders, Lexington, S.C.; and a brother-in-law, Harry Dougherty, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Dougherty, Jerry Broadwater, Jerry Fields, Ricky Williams, Loc Anders, Robert Thorpe, Mark Chatman, Howell Chatman and Mickey Shull. Honorary pallbearer will be Darrell Daugherty.

Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Reginald “Reggie” Greer Jr.

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Joe R. (Reggie) Greer Jr., 42, entered into rest March 22, 2007 in Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on April 15, 1964 to the late Joe R. Greer, Sr. and Mary Ruth Dougherty.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joey Greer.

Survivors are his wife, Robin Greer, Gate City, Va.; and a sister, Martha Drerup of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Hagan Richmond, Jerry Fields, Duke Lane, Danny Enix and Greg Issac.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

L. B. Greer

BLOUNTVILLE - L.B. Greer, 68, went to be with the Lord Sunday ( Nov. 24, 2002 ) after having fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Greer was born Jan. 13, 1934 in Sullivan County and had been a resident of this area all of his life. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Greer worked several years at Daniel Construction and retired from Kingsport Iron and Metal. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who had a great sense of humor.

Mr. Greer was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Blanche Greer; and a brother, John Wayne Greer.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Margaret Greer; daughter, Sharon Vaughn and husband Randy of Blountville; sons, Michael Greer of Kingsport, Tony Greer and wife Libby of Kingsport, Greg Greer and wife Connie of Blountville, Jeff Greer and wife Angela of Blountville; nine grandchildren, Eric Vaughn, Amanda Yarber, Christy Cox, Lorissa and Joshua Lawson, Alex and Jesse Greer, Justin and Avery Greer; one great-grandson, Brandon Yarber, and another, Elijah Vaughn, expected in April; sisters, Betty McMurray of Gate City, Dessie Ennis of Gate City; brother, G.C. Greer of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, or at the home of Sharon and Randy Vaughn, 303 Lester Road , Blountville, any other time.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Jack Forbes and the Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

There will be a graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery with family and friends meeting at the funeral home.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Greer family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Margaret Jane (Hammonds) Greer

July 23, 1937 - February 9, 2014

Margaret Jane Greer, age 76 of Blountville went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, February 9, 2014 at Holston Valley Medical Center after a long illness.

She was a member of Living Waters Covenant Church and was retired from Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

Mrs. Greer was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, L. B. Greer; great-granddaughter, Leigh Anna Yarber; parents, Emmitt and Ruby Jones Hammonds; sisters, Barbara Hammonds and Mary Lou Graham; brothers, Ronnie Hammonds and Thomas Hammonds.

Survivors include daughter; Sharon Vaughn and husband, Randy, of Blountville; sons, Michael Greer of Kingsport, Tony Greer and wife Libby of Kingsport, Rev. Greg Greer and wife Connie of Blountville, Jeff Greer and wife Angel of Bristol; grandchildren, Eric Vaughn and wife Hillary, Amanda Yarber and husband Brandon, Christy Cox and husband Travis, Alex Greer, Justin Greer, Jesse Greer, Avery Greer, Joshua Lawson, Lorissa Lawson;

great-grandchildren, Brianna, Elijah and Lydia Vaughn, Brandon Yarber, Cayden and Mallory Cox; sisters, Betty Gillis, Linda Rutter; brothers, Wayne Larkins, James Larkins, Kenneth Larkins, Sherrill Larkins and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Greg Greer and Rev. Layton Bentley officiating. Music will be provided by Corey Snowden and Eric Vaughn.

A committal service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Jeff Greer, Wayne Overbay, Brandon Yarber, Eric Vaughn, Joshua Lawson, Greg Overbay serving as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at 1 pm Thursday at the funeral home to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Living Waters Covenant Church, 3106 Island Road, Blountville, TN 37617.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the family of Margaret Greer.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hammonds, Lane, Flanary, Hensley, Dills, Shelton)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary (Godsey) Porter Greer

KINGSPORT - Mary Godsey Porter Greer , 89, 623 Gillespie Street, died at the Wexford House on Monday evening ( Aug. 16, 1999 ) following an extended period of poor health. Born in Snowflake, Va. , she had lived in Kingsport for most of her life. She was employed at the Kingsport Press for eight years. Mrs. Greer was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church . She was preceded in death by her parents, Augustus and Lillie Lawson Godsey; her first husband, Ezra Porter; two sisters, Glenna Fuller and Dewey Sivert; and three brothers, Elmo Godsey, John Godsey and Plennie Godsey. Surviving are her husband, Roy Greer , Kingsport ; two sisters, Myrtle Shipley and Jennie Neal Smith, both of Kingsport ; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m Thursday at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown and at the home of her sister, Jennie Neal Smith, 372 Hales Chapel Road , Gray. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery . Memorial contributions may be made to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church , 301 Virgil Avenue , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ruth (Dougherty) Greer

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

GATE CITY - Mary Ruth Greer , 72, departed this life Monday evening (Feb. 28, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, a retired school teacher, having taught in Pulaski and Scott School System for 32 years. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild; parents, Leland and Mae Smith Dougherty; sister, Nancy Chapman.

Surviving are her husband, Joe R. Greer , Gate City; daughter, Martha Jane Drerup, Lexington, S.C.; son Joe Reginold (Reggie) Greer , Gate City; two grandchildren; brother, Harry M. Daugherty, Gate City.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music by Patsy Hensley.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howell Chapman, Mark Chapman, Martin Chapman, Darrell Dougherty, Rickey Williams, J.R. Dougherty, Mickey Shull and Claude Lane.

Submitted by Don Lane

William Everett Greer

DUNGANNON -- William Everett Greer, 60, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport Saturday afternoon [Apr 10, 1971] after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Wise County and was employed by the U. S. Forest Service at Wise. He attended the Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ramsey Greer; daughters, Mrs. Henry (Billie) Taylor and Mrs. John (Florene) Harr, both of Kingsport; son, Fred Greer, Coeburn, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Roy (Maude) Kerns, Clinchport; Mrs. W. W. (Tempa) Dingus, Coeburn, and Mrs. Clint (Elizabeth) Flanary, Coco, Fla.; brothers, James of Gate City and Townswell Greer, Dungannon; and four grandchildren.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements

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Funeral services tor William Everett Greer of Dungannon, Va., who died Saturday an the age of 60, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Honeycutt and Rev. James A Boatright officiating. Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends Sunday night. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 11, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

William Riley "Bill" Greer

KINGSPORT - William "Bill" Greer, 40, of 1508 Stratford Road, died unexpectedly Friday (Oct. 6, 2000) at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsport and was a life long resident, graduating from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1978. He had been employed at Mini Fibers for 20 years.

Mr. Greer was a member of Oakwood Forest Christian Church.

He was an avid UT fan, a loving husband, father, and brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Charlotte Greer.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Greer; and two children, Lindsay and Justin Greer, all of the home; one sister, Kawana “Sis” Cooper and husband Jeff, Kingsport; two brothers, Bob Greer and wife Deb, Bolivia, N.C., and Harold Lee Bartley and wife Patsy, Boiling Springs, N.C.; a special mother-in-law, Frances Fulkerson; special brother-in-law, Len Fulkerson and wife Donna; and special friends, Steve and Tammy Corder.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ed Clevenger officiating.

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

(William’s mother was Charlotte (Lane) Greer from Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dr. Gem Kate (Taylor) Greninger

JOHNSON CITY- Dr. Gem Kate Taylor Greninger, 74, 2210 Wynndale Road, Johnson City, died Friday (April 29, 1994) at Colonial Hill Health Care Center af­ter a lengthy illness.

A native of Clinchport, Va., she had been a resident of John­son City since 1956. She was a graduate of Rye Cove High School and received her bachelor of sci­ence degree in education from Radford College in 1943. She re­ceived her masters degree in edu­cation from George Peabody College in 1946 and then received her doctor of education degree from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Greninger taught elemen­tary school in Scott County, Va., from 1938 to 1945 and was a visit­ing teacher from 1946 to 1951. In 1956, she became director of in­struction of the Scott County School System and served as pro­fessor of education at East Tennessee State University from 1956 to 1984. She was a reading consul­tant for Row Peterson Company, Women's Manager 9th District Virginia Democratic candidate for Congress in 1952 and a mem­ber of the National Education As­sociation, East Tennessee Education Association, Associa­tion for Supervision and Curriculum Development, International Association of Education for Tea­chers, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Theta, Kappa Delta Pi and presi­dent of the ETSU Chapter of AAUP.

Dr. Greninger was also a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Johnson City and was a homemaker.

She was the daughter of the late James Marshall and Myrtle Berry Taylor.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Edwin Thomas Greninger; one brother, Charles Taylor, Port Orange, Fla.; four nephews; two aunts.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Appalachian- Hartman Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Frederick Greninger, the Rev. Bill Hoffner and the Rev. Carl Pe­tering officiating.

Burial will be in Monte Vista Burial Park.

The family requests that dona­tions may be made to a favorite charity, or to the Lutheran Theo­logical Southern Seminary, 4201 N. Main St., Columbia, S.C. 29203.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Arvil Ritter Griffith Sr.

KINGSPORT — Arvil Ritter Griffith, Sr., 79, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2009 , at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Yancey County , N.C. , and lived in New Jersey for 21 years from 1952 to 1973, having moved back to Kingsport in 1973. He was retired from Griffin Pipe Company and Kingsport Times-News. Arvil was an avid fisherman and enjoyed motorcycle racing and NASCAR. He was of the Baptist faith.

Arvil was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ella White Griffith; his parents, Henry and Nellie Holloway Griffith; a granddaughter, Melissa McDonough; two sisters, Marie Harless and Geneva Ensor; and two brothers, Ernest Griffith and Howard Griffith.

Survivors include his daughter, Peggy Griffith Horner and husband, David of Mount Carmel; son, Arvil “AJ” Griffith, Jr. of Church Hill; granddaughter, Michelle Johnston and husband, Terry; three great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Olivia and Matthew; sister, Catherine Guinn of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St. , Kingsport .

Funeral services will be held at noon in the chapel with the Rev. Brian Schuler officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park . His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Loretta Edith ( Clifton ) Griffin

WEBER CITY , Va. - Loretta E. Griffin, 87, formerly of Clinchport, Va., entered into rest Sunday ( April 22, 2001 ) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City .

Mrs. Griffin was born November 25, 1913 in Scott County, Va. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Clifton and Forencie Gilreath.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Griffin; daughters and son-in-law, R.L. and Wilma Jones, Judy and Laura Griffin; son, Harold Griffin; one brother, Clayton Gilreath.

She was a former member of Charity Chapel Church , and a member of Purchase Methodist Church .

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Silas (Janice) Qualls, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Gale (Brenda) Berry, Mrs. Shirley Ann McDavid, both of Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Jimmy (Cathy) Gibson, Kingsport; four sons, Billy Joe Griffin, Herman Griffin, Jerry D. Griffin and Larry Wayne “Johnny” Griffin, all of Kingsport; one sister, Elsie Gilreath, Gate City, Va.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home, and also at the residences of her son, Larry “Johnny” Griffin, Kingsport, and daughter, Janice Qualls, Clinchport, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by Sally’s Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clendenin Family Cemetery .

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, 105 Clonce Street , Weber City , Va. 24290 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lotus Mabel (Neeley) Griffin

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Lotus Mabel Neeley Griffin, 93, of Big Stone Gap, departed this life for heaven on Sunday (Dec. 14, 2008) at Lee Nursing and Rehab after a lengthy illness.
Preceding her in death were her parents, William L. and Ida Head Neeley; her husband, Eunice Sever Griffin, Sr.; daughters, Ola Mae Griffin and Lucille Griffin; a granddaughter, Sonya Griffin; and a grandson, Richard Allen Griffin, Jr. In addition a sister, Polly Mae Neeley Denny preceded her in death as well.
Lotus is survived by her daughter, Marcy "Peggy" Griffin Von Weimer of Arlington, Va; three sons, Eunice Sever Griffin, Jr. ( Gloria Craft) of Hopewell, Va., Paul Griffin and Richard Griffin (Charlotte Lane) of Big Stone Gap, Va.; four grandchildren, Tammy (Barry) Hancock of Hopewell, Va., Brianna Von Weimer of Arlington, Va., Teresa Griffin of Wise, Va. and James Griffin of Big Stone Gap; a great-granddaughter, Sarah Hancock; great-grandson, Conor Hancock of Hopewell, Va.; two nephews, William and Marion Denny of Big Stone Gap.
Lotus had a love for reading, especially the Bible. She attended Ayers Chapel Church and greatly loved gospel music. She leaves behind to mourn her a host of friends in addition to her family. Lotus was blessed with many very special friends including Don and Corena Wagner, Jimmy and Nancy Kilgore, Bernice Gibson, Marie Masters, Geneva Allen and Daisy Anderson.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Greg Townsend officiating.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Goode Family Cemetery, Clinchport, Va. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home to leave in procession at 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
Family and friends will be pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Ruth "Peggy" (Maness) Griffin

Gate City, VA - Mrs. Margaret Ruth "Peggy" (Maness) Griffin Gate City, VA joined her Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Madiera Health Care Center, Cincinnati, Ohio surrounded by her loving family.

Peggy was born on August 31, 1935 and was a resident of Scott County, VA. She was a lifelong member of the Fairview Apostolic Church, Fairview, VA

In addition to her parents, Dewey and Eliza (Burke) Maness and brothers, Jim and Guy Maness preceded her in death.

She is survived by her dedicated husband, Elmer D. Griffin, Gate City, VA. She was a loving mother to Michael Dewayne Griffin and wife, Pam, Timothy C. Griffin and wife, Susie of Kingsport, TN, and her daughter Melody Griffin Hamilton and husband, Trevor of Cincinnati, OH. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Justin Griffin, Matthew Griffin, Meagan Tedder and husband, Joe, Stephanie Griffin, Jordan Griffin and wife, Amber, Alexander Hamilton and Logan Hamilton; and 4 great-grand children, Audrey Boggs, Laidan Barlow, Olivia Barlow, and Oakley Griffin; Peggy was the dear sister of Alma Jean Truelove, Kingsport, TN, and Joe Maness and wife, Geraldine and Billy Maness and wife, Ada, Blackwater, VA.

The family will receive friends at Gate City Funeral Home on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 4-7:30 PM. The funeral, a celebration of life service, will commence at 8:00 PM in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Lovelace and Brother Mike Vicars officiating. The Christian (Phil, Sherry, and Ben) Family and the Fairview Singers will provide the music.

The family will also receive friends at Dee and Peggy's home from 10 a.m. — 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Fairview Apostolic Church, % of Eddie McMillan, P.O. Box 703, Gate City, VA 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Peggy Maness Griffin.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Griffin

GATE CITY, Va. - Paul Griffin, 62, passed away Sunday (April 29, 2007) at his residence in the Daniel Boone community of Scott County, Va.

Born in Scott County, Va. on June 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Jim and Gertrude Rhoton Griffin McDavid. He was owner and operator of Paul's Service Station in Daniel Boone for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James W. Griffin; sister, Kathleen Henslee; and his step-father, R.C. McDavid.

Surviving is his wife, Genie Griffin, Gate City, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Paula and Rodger Dingus, Gate City, Va., and Sandra Henry, Daniel Boone; son, Bo Griffin and his special daughter-in-law, Connie, Gate City, Va.; granddaughters, Amanda and Rachel Dingus; grandsons, Tommy and Charlie Henry, sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Don Stokes, Weber City, Va., Rosa Neeley, Clinchport, Va. and Elizabeth and Burl Mitchell, San Fernando Valley, Calif.; step-sister, Nettie Mae Bowen, Daniel Boone; along with lots of family and friends.

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

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

The Way of the Cross Singers from Purchase Ridge Church where he attended will provide the music.

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

Pallbearers will be Dearl Hass, Ricky Stokes, David Gillenwater, Rocky Rhoton, Matt Rhoton and Curtis Rhoton.

Honorary pallbearer will be Ed Reed.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Griffin family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roger "Fred" Griffin

BLOUNTVILLE — Roger "Fred" Griffin, 92, of Blountville, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2009) at Greystone Health Care.

Mr. Griffin was born July 25, 1916, in Clinchport, Va., a son of the late, Elijah and Lakie Griffin.

He was a resident of Blount- ville for most of his life. He retired from Eastman Chemical after 23 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Helen Griffin; two sisters, Pauline Griffin and Lucille Tranbarger.

Griffin is survived by his son, James Griffin and wife Terry; three grandchildren, Kevin Griffin, Scott Griffin and wife Melissa, Denise Wrye and husband Michael; five great-grandchildren; brothers, George Griffin and wife Elly, K.E. Griffin and wife Barbara; one sister, Ruth Ferguson and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will follow with the Rev. Millard Johnson and the Rev. Billy Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens where family and friends are asked to assemble by 12:45 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be H.J. Anderson and Jay Booher.

A special thank you to the 3rd floor nursing staff and hospice at Greystone Health Care.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Adam’s Chapel United Methodist Church c/o Traci Mitchell, 348 Carrol Hill Drive, Blountville, Tenn., 37617.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Stanley Elwood Griffin

Duffield, VA - Stanley Elwood Griffin, 81, Duffield, VA passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, VA.

Mr. Griffin was born in Scott County, VA on April 9, 1932 to the late Clyde and Elsie Flanary Griffin.

He was retired from J.P. Stevens, a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict, and a member of Sloantown Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Glenn Griffin preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Falin and special friend, Mark Townsend, Duffield, VA; sons, Brian Griffin, Duffield, VA and Stanley Griffin and wife, Paula, Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Justin Lane, Kimberly Townsend, Alyssa Griffin, and Colby Griffin; his ex-wife, Joanne Griffin, Duffield, VA; sisters, Doris Griffin, Janice Gibson, Gate City, VA, and Marie Burke, Gate City, VA; brothers, Carlos Griffin and wife, Jane, Gate City, VA, Dewey Griffin and wife, Inece, Gate City, VA, Gene Griffin and wife, Sallie, Kingsport, TN, Kenny Griffin and wife, Marie, Weber City, VA, and Elmer Dee Griffin and wife, Peggy, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charles Rhoton and Rev. Greg Hill officiating. Way of the Cross will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Sloantown Cemetery in the Sloantown community of Scott County, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Robert Townsend, Justin Lane, Randy Griffin, Neil Griffin, and Gerald Griffin will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgecrest Manor for their care and support of Mr. Griffin.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Stanley Elwood Griffin.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Luella (Lane) Griffis

Luella Griffis, 69, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Holston Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Scott County, VA July 20, 1940 to the late Leonard Scott Lane and Nellie Mae Lane. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by his brother, J.C. Lane and an infant brother, Terry Lynn Lane.

Survivors include her sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Troy Williams, Church Hill, TN, Sue and John Noe, Columbus, OH; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Joe and Ruth Lane, Nickelsville, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the residence of her brother and sister-in-law at Bobby Joe and Ruth Lane, Nickelsville, VA.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Moores Family Cemetery, Taylor Town Community with Rev. William Bowen officiating. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Griffis family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lloyd Whitten Grigsby

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Two men died yesterday [10/14/1961] when an early morning blaze destroyed the Cowan Page residence in this Southwest Virginia community.

Dead when help arrived were Cowan Page, 53, and a Kingsport man, Lloyd Whitten Grigsby, 66, 203 Tennessee St.

According to a spokesman for the sheriff's department, Page was found in a corner of the house and Grigsby was in a bed.

The Scott County Sheriff Department received a call from someone at 8 a.m. that the page home was burning.

The frame house, located in the Long Hollow section of Scott County, was completely destroyed by the fire.

The sheriff's department spokesman said Page's family left the residence Friday night, and that the two men were alone in the house.

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Grigsby, a veteran of World War I, retired merchant, farmer and lumber man, was a member of Meade's Chapel Methodist Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grady Bryant, Kingsport, Mrs. G. K. Gent and Mrs. Norma Taylor, both of Eureka, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. M. O. Fletcher, Washington, N. C.; one brother, Ernest C. Grigsby, Dublin, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Kingsport Times-News Front Page, Sunday, October 15, 1961

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Pearl Marie (Williams) Grigsby

Pearl Marie Grigsby, age 85, of LeMesa, Calif., passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001.

She was born in Gate City . She then moved to Leesburg , Fla. then back to Kingsport , Tenn. in 1946 and in July of 2001 moved to California .

Her survivors include her sons, Robert C. Grigsby, Leesburg, Fla., Johnnie R. Grigsby, Umatilla, Fla., Jimmy L. Grigsby, LeMesa, Calif.; daughter, Judy Smith, Leesburg, Fla.; brother, John H. Williams, Kingsport, Tenn.; sisters, Lola Minnick, Kingsport, Tenn.; Shirley Reed, Tampa, Fla. and Rose Cooper, Kingsport, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

This announcement is made courtesy of Beyers Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Amalee (Wininger) Grimm

YUMA, Va. — Amalee Wininger Grimm, 90, of Cowan Branch community, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning (April 5, 2009).

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Amalee was active with the Yuma Senior Citizens Group. She was a member of Cowan Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard R. Grimm; her parents, Robert L. Wininger and Clara Fields Wininger; her sisters, Edith Shoemaker, Lucille Whitley and Dorothy Grimm; a brother, Walter E. Wininger; along with her nephew, Eldon Wininger.

Amalee Grimm is survived by her sisters, Velma Wininger (Gate City, Va.) and Jewell Bloomer (Weber City, Va.); a brother, Robert Wininger (Gate City, Va.); her sisters-in-law, Ottalee Wininger (Church Hill), Helen Grimm (Gate City, Va.); along with four nieces and two nephews.

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

A funeral service will be conducted Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing and Pastor Michael Sampson officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Jerry Grimm, Timothy Wininger, Gaylord Hill, Jim Collins, Steve Elliott and Benny Reed serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 433 Cowan Gap Tunnel Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Byrl Keith Grimm

Gate City, VA - Mr. Byrl Keith Grimm, 75, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, December 17, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Grimm was born in Scott County, VA on February 26, 1937 to the late Byrl Vance and Ruth Shelton Grimm. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen B. Grimm, Gate City, VA; daughters, Karen Hammonds and husband, Mark, Gate City, VA and Rhonda Taylor and husband, Mark, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Aaron , Matthew, Sara, and Colton Hammonds; brother, Johnny Grimm, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Larry Tolley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Matthew Hammonds, Tony Grimm, Joe Grimm, Mark Taylor, Mark Hammonds, and Brad Grimm will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Keith Grimm.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Cora Lucinda (Sandidge) Grimm

GATE CITY, Va. -- Mrs. Cora L. Grimm, 58, Route 3, Gate City, Va., died Friday [11/25/1960] at 2:45 p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a long illness.

She was a member of Chalybeate Springs Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, W. K. Grimm, Gate City; one daughter, Mrs. Feme G. Bellamy, Gate City; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mae Holmes, Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Clara Greer, Gate City, Mrs. Ethel Qualls, Fla.; two brothers, Walker, and John Sandidge, both of Gate City; three half-brothers. Roy, Ray, and Rollings Sandidge, all of Gate City.

Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at Chalybeate Springs Methodist Church with Rev. W. R. Grimm Jr., and Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until 1 hour before the services.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Sandidge, Billy Jones, Harvey Sandidge, Haynes Grimm, Johnny Sandidge, Dwight Grimm, Jimmy Haynes and D. F. Grimm Jr.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, November 27, 1960

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

David Franklin "D.F." (John R.) Grimm Jr.

WEBER CITY, Va. - D. F. Grimm, Jr. (John R.), 88, departed this life on Saturday (March 11, 2001) after an extended illness.

He was born on January 24, 1913, the son of the late David and Ethel Grimm of Kermit Community, Gate City, Va. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In his earlier years, he was a bus driver for Tri-State Bus Lines and was employed with Blue Ridge Glass Plant. After leaving the glass plant, he became an antique dealer and was widely known throughout the Tri-Cities, as he never met a stranger. He had weekly auctions for several years at the Weber city Auction House. He was also an honorary member of the Weber City Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Grimm, on September 25, 2000; and a brother, Haynes Grimm.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and Jim Collins, Weber City; son and daughter-in-law, Hubert and Allison Grimm, Max Meadows, Va.; granddaughters, Mrs. Greg (Starlete) Cochran, LaFollette, Tenn., Mrs. Cavin (Tammy) Reed, Weber City; Debra Daniel, Gladys, Va., and Carol Mabry, Max Meadows, Va.; grandsons, Lindy Collins and wife, Carla, Kingsport, and Steve Grimm, Max Meadows, Va.; ten great-grandchildren of whom three were very special in his life, Cliffton Reed, Gate City, Britney Cochran, LaFollette, Tenn., and Jonathan Collins, Kingsport; and nephew, Brad Grimm; along with a special cousin and friend, Arbutus Hilton.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, and anytime at the residence of Frankie and Jim Collins, 153A Church Street, Weber City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Music will be provided by grandson and wife, Lindy and Carla Collins; piano by great-grandson, Cliffton Reed; and solo by Andrea Sheppard.

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

Pallbearers will be Lindy Collins, Greg Cochran, Cavin Reed, Jason Glover, Jeff Thacker, and Michael Billips.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edsel Hilton, Lloyd Hensley, J. Fred Shelton, John Gillenwater, Ron Gillenwater, and Don Gillenwater.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Weber City, P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va. 24290.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Marie (Wininger) Grimm

WEBER CITY, Va. - Dorothy Marie Grimm, 83, departed this life Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va., after an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 14, 1916, the daughter of the late Bob and Clara Wininger of Cowans Branch Community, Gate City, Va. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County.

Mrs. Grimm was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City where she was a member of the Lydia Sunday School class.

She had worked as a seamstress at several of the local sewing factories in the 1950�s and 1960�s. She was also a homemaker. She had been a dialysis patient for the past ten years.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Shoemaker and Lucille Whitley.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, D.F. (John R.) Grimm, Duffield Adult Residential Center, Duffield, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and Jim Collins, Weber City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Hubert and Allison Grimm, Max Meadows, Va.; granddaughters, Mrs. Greg (Starlete) Cochran, LaFollette, Tenn., Mrs. Cavin (Tammy) Reed, Weber City, Va., Debra Daniel, Gladys, Va., and Carol Mabry, Max Meadows, Va.; grandsons, Lindy Collins and wife Carla Collins, Kingsport, and Steve Grimm, Max Meadow, Va.; ten great-grandchildren, of which three were very special in her life, Cliffton Reed, Gate City, Va., Britney Cochran, LaFollette, Tenn., and Jonathan Collins, Kingsport; sisters, Velma Wininger and Amalee Grimm, both of Gate City, Va., and Jewell Bloomer, Weber City, Va.; brothers, Robert Wininger, Gate City, Va., and Walter Wininger and wife Ottalee, Church Hill, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews, along with several friends at the FMC Dialysis Center in Kingsport and several caregivers.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Weber City and anytime at the residence of Frankie and Jim Collins, 153A Church Street, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Music will be provided by grandson and wife, Lindy and Carla Collins; piano by great-grandson, Cliffton Reed; solo by Andrea Sheppard; and �A Tribute to Mom�, by Jim Collins.

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

Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, to go in procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Weber City, P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va. 24290, or to FMC Dialysis Center of West Kingsport, Patient Fund, 3600 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660, or to the Mountain Empire Older Citizens, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Burnace (Snapp) Grimm

CHURCH HILL - Edna Burnace Snapp Grimm, 81, went to be with the Lord late Sunday evening ( March 18, 2001 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Gate City , Va. , she had lived in Church Hill since 1983. She was a member of First United Methodist Church , Church Hill, where she was very active in the United Methodist Women (UMW). She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Fairview Chapter #80.

She was a loving and faithful pastor�s wife along with being a very loving and faithful mother of three.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Stella Robinette Snapp; her great-granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Berry; a stepfather, Walter (Tobe) Fields; one sister, Velma Snapp; four brothers, John Robert Snapp, Everett Snapp, Kyle Snapp and Ernest Snapp.

Surviving are her loving husband of 63 years, Rev. W.R. Grimm Jr., of the home; two sons, Melvin Wayne Grimm and his wife, Barbara, Morganton, N.C., and Joseph Stephen Grimm Sr., and his wife, Marsha, Bluefield, Va.; a foster son, Luis Warf, Roanoke, Va.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Dean Snapp and his wife, Lynn, Gate City, Va., and Vernon D. Snapp and his wife, Tina, Mount Carmel; 14 nieces and nephews; a special friend, Jewel Land, Bristol, Tenn.; and a host of other friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill, with an Eastern Star service to be conducted by the Fairview Chapter #80 at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church , Church Hill, with the Rev. Ron Ramsey, the Rev. Charlie Dye, the Rev. Harry Hight, the Rev. Elmer Cleek and the Rev. Joseph Grimm Jr. officiating.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

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

Pallbearers will be Timothy Snapp, Mark Snapp, Sammy Snapp, Ralph Price, Dave Clark, Doug Lester, Walter Winegar, Gerald Adkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church , Church Hill for the Stained Glass Window Memorial Fund, 119 Grandview St. , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

John Franklin Grimm

John Franklin Grimm, 77 a life-long resident of Scott County, Virginia (Yuma Community) went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was retired from Holston Defense Corporation where he worked as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Haynes Grimm; his parents, Byrl and Ruth Shelton Grimm and his brother, Keith Grimm.

John is survived by his sons, Gregory Joe Grimm and Tony Lee Grimm and wife Lee; grandchildren, Tra Grimm, Bryan Grimm and Jessica Grimm; eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Juanita (Williams) Grimm

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Juanita Grimm, 85, of Gray, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Feb. 17, 2009) at Wellington Place of Colonial Heights following a brief illness.

She was formerly employed at Eastman Kodak before becoming a full-time homemaker. She loved cooking for her family and enjoyed spending time with her sisters, nieces and nephews and her children and grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith.

Juanita was born on April 3, 1923, in Tazewell County, Va., and was the daughter of the late William James (Will) and Bessie Powers Williams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Willie Williams, Claude Williams, Paul Williams, Millard Williams, Raymond Williams and Howard Williams. Also preceding are two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Jackson and Mrs. Katherine Fuller.

Juanita is survived by her husband of 60 years, Steward E. Grimm; one son, Chuck (Diana) Grimm, of Kingsport; two daughters, Reba (Mike) Thompson and Kammy (Sam) Cook, both of Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Becky (David) Bridges, Greg (Lauren) Thompson, Julie (Vi Jay) Kumar, Josh Grimm, Alicia Cook, Hannah Cook and Lauren Cook; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Bridges and Campbell Bridges; two sisters, Mrs. Ezzel Gates, of Tazewell, Va., and Mrs. Pearl Mitchell, of Abingdon, Va.; one brother, David Williams, of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

The family of Juanita Grimm will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home with services being conducted at 8 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to special friends and staff at Wellington Place, Amedisys Hospice and Dr. Ronald Hunter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holston United Methodist Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, Tenn. 37744.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Grimm family. For more information, please call Tri-Cities Funeral Home at (423) 323-5167.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lillie Ernestine (Tittsworth) Grimm

CHURCH HILL - Lillie Ernestine Tittsworth Grimm, 66, West Carters Valley Rd., died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at Hospice House in Bristol after a strong battle against cancer.

Ernestine was a native of Scott Co., Va. and graduated from Cleveland High School and Whitney’s School of Business.

Mrs. Grimm was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, W.K. Tittsworth, and a brother, Buford Tittsworth.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Lloyd Grimm; a daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Terry Fletcher; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Belinda Grimm; her mother, Alice Tittsworth, Church Hill Life Care Center; three grandchildren, Ami Fletcher, Lauren Grimm, and Megan Grimm; one brother and sister-in-law, Vance and Sharon Tittsworth, all of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Westley Duncan officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Willis Grimm, Dan Shelton, Kelsie Jones, Edsel Bellamy, Carl Bacon and Bill Haynes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Tittsworth, Tom Tittsworth, Charles Tittsworth, Ralph Bates, Paul Crussell, James McMullen, W.L. Rogan, Roy Davidson, Lowell Haynes, and Dorman Blizzard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Robert ‘W.R.’ Grimm Jr.-Rev.

CHURCH HILL - Rev. W.R. Grimm Jr., 84, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Wednesday evening ( April 24, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital .

He was born in Hawkins County and was an ordained minister for over 50 years serving his entirety in the Holston Annual Conference.

Rev. Grimm was a member of First United Methodist Church of Church Hill, where he taught Sunday school. He was a mason belonging to the Clay Lodge Post No. 386 in Church Hill. He was known for his dedicated service not only to the church but to his family and community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Snapp Grimm; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Berry; his parents, William Robert Grimm Sr. and Mary Jones Grimm along with an infant sister.

Surviving are his two sons, Melvin Wayne Grimm and his wife, Barbara, Morganton, N.C., Joseph Stephen Grimm Sr. and his wife, Marsha, Bluefield, Va.; foster son, Luis Warf, Roanoke, Va.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Ruby Faye Bellamy, Gate City, Va.; along with a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Church Hill with the Rev. Ron Ramsey, the Rev. Charlie Dye, the Rev. Harry Hight and the Rev. Elmer Cleek officiating.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Pallbearers will be Timothy Snapp, Mark Snapp, Sammy Snapp, Ralph Price, Dave Clark, Doug Lester, Walter Winegar and Gerald Adkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Church Hill, P.O. Box 307 , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Makayla Marie Grindstaff

KINGSPORT — Makayla Marie Grindstaff, precious infant daughter of Kristi and Matthew Grindstaff, went to be with Jesus on Monday (Dec. 17, 2007).

She is also survived by one great-great-grandmother, Myrtle Haynes; great-grandparents, Betty and Paul Atkins, Alma and Carl Hall, Jane and Gayle White and Eleanor and Bob Grindstaff; grandparents, Muriel and Jerry Horne, Derena White, Tim White, Rocky and Ana Grindstaff and Luke Minor; aunts, Ashley White, Angel Minor and Jennifer Puckett; uncles, Santiago Grindstaff and Chad Grindstaff; and one sister, Kamden Grace Stephenson.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandmother, Beulah Strauss; and a great aunt, Gloria Arnold.

Graveside services will be held for Makayla on Saturday at 1 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum where family and friends may assemble from 12:30 until time of services.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cecile N. (Lawson) Thompson Grissom

Cecile Thompson Grissom, 71, 722 Dover Ave., Mount Carmel, died Saturday (May 4, 1991) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. but had lived most of her life in the Kingsport area.  She was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Grissom in 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jimmy (Joyce) Dean, Mount Carmel; one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) Tomlinson, Fort Blackmore, Va.; two brothers, Charles Lawson, and Lucian Lawson, both Fort Blackmore, Va. and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Voorhes officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 5, 1991

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Earl L. Grissom

Earl L. Grissom, 67, 1101 Shipp St., Kingsport, died Saturday (April 21, 1990) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of the Kingsport area, he had been em­ployed by J.P. Stevens and was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Bloomingdale.

Surviving are his wife, Cecile N. Lawson Grissom, four daugh­ters, Mrs. Jimmy (Joyce) Dean, Mrs. Ralph (Edith) Smith, Mrs. Carroll (Geraldine) Harper and Mrs. Nell Perry, all of Kingsport; one granddaughter; and one brother, Glen Grissom, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gospel Assembly Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Carl Voorhes officiating.

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

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, April 23, 1990

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Adrula (McClellan) Grogan

Gate City , Va. -- Funeral for Mrs. Mary D. Grogan, 75, who died Monday at her home here, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m.    The services will be conducted from the Gate City Baptist church by the Rev. E. H. Puryear, assisted by the Rev. D. B. McConnell.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery .

Mrs. Grogan spent most of her life in this vicinity.  Daughter of J. R. McClellan and Annie Hilton McClellan, she was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Harry P. Grogan, Sr., one daughter, Mrs. R. S. Smith, and one son, Harry Grogan, Jr., all of Gate City .

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, July 28, 1942
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

AJ Grizzel

LENNOX, S.D. - AJ Grizzel, 18, died Saturday (June 26, 2004) in Wichita, Kans., from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

AJ was born July 7, 1985 in Sioux Falls, S.D. His parents, Joey and Shelly (Kruse) Grizzel, raised AJ in Lennox, S.D., where they watched him graduate from Lennox High School in 2003 and then go on to fulfill his lifelong dream of entering the U.S. Air Force in August of 2003.

AJ was stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kans. He was ranked as an Airman 1st Class with Excellence in Leadership Presidential Award which was earned at Shepard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Tex. He also completed his electrical distribution engineering certification at Shepard.

AJ was an excellent Big Brother and a great role model for his friends. So many people lived their life through AJ. He was a bright shining star to everyone's life he touched.

AJ was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clair Henricksen; great-grandfather, Henry Kruse; and great-grandparents, John and Dorothy Hayne.

Survivors include his parents, Joey and Shelly Grizzel of Lennox; three brothers, Corbin Grizzel of Lennox, Chris and Jessee Grizzel, both of Rogersville; aunts and uncles, Del and Kari (Kruse) Johnson of Sioux Falls, Erik and Terese Swenson of San Jose, Calif., Dr. Kim Swenson and Matt Borra of Capistrano Beach, Calif., Larry and Beth Hill of Sioux Falls; grandparents, Burdell and Julie Kruse of Luverne, Minn., Kay Henricksen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Lars and Carole Swenson of Capistrano Beach, Calif., Joe and Carol Grizzel of Sneedville; great-grandmother, Martha Kruse of Sibley, Iowa; great-great-grandfather, Francis Houser of Kirksville, Mo.; godparents, Doug and Deb Johnson of Sioux Falls; special friends, Chad, Julie, Chad Michael, Lauren and Dallas Stephens, all of Lennox, S.D. Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive AJ.

The visitation for AJ will be held at the Miller Funeral Home Valley View Chapel, 41st and Valley View Road, on Thursday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m.

The funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church with a lunch following.

(Great grandson of Lucille Evelyn (Lane) Brooks Rowland)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Darryl Gene Grizzel

GATE CITY, Va. - Darryl Gene Grizzel , 45, 14104 E. Carter's Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Monday (Jan. 18, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center due to a sudden illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Grizzel , April 12, 1961; and a brother, Jack Grizzel .

Surviving are his mother, Mattie Williams Grizzel , Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Carroll (Betty) Browder, Kingsport, and Mrs. Randy (Shirley) Bishop, Gate City, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Billie Grizzel , Kingsport, and Sidney and Mary Grizzel , Blountville; sister-in-law, Joan Grizzel , Bristol, Tenn.; three nieces, two great-nieces, seven nephews and nine great-nephews; and special friend, Paul Jones, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Allen Hensley and Elder Gerald Hopkins officiating. Music will be conducted by Patsy Hensley.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Chapel Cemetery in Carter's Valley.

Pallbearers will be Robert Williams, Roger McClellan, Nelson Williams, Jack Edwards, Dave Sweeney, Hollis Grizzel , Jim Sumner, Truman Calton and Billy Jack Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Henderson, Paul Jones, Claude McClellan, Danny Hensley, Roby Bishop, Ronnie Johnson and Darrell Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Paul Jones, 525 Wadlow Gap Rd., Gate City, VA 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Willard Grizzle

KINGSPORT — James Willard Grizzle of Kingsport passed away on Monday, (July 18, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Russell Co., Va. and retired in 1981 with over 40 years of service at Tennessee Eastman Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Bert Grizzle Sr. and Betty Kiser Grizzle; one sister, Opal Grizzle Kiss; and one brother, Ralph Bert Grizzle Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Darnell Grizzle; sister, Mildred Illine Grizzle of Kingsport; nephews, John B. Kiss, Michael Kiss both of San Diego, Calif., and Royden Russell of Kingsport; great-nephew, James Cole Kiss; two great-nieces, Katherine Cole Kiss, and Julianna Nicole Kiss.

Visitation will be from 11 to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Lane officiating.

Music provided by Teddy Smith.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be John B. Kiss, Mike Kiss, Mark Russell, Bob Van Allen, Van Blair, and Marshall Spears.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of James Willard Grizzle.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jimmie Gilbert Grizzel

KINGSPORT - Jimmie Gilbert Grizzel, 61, went to be with the Lord Friday (Sept. 15, 2000) at the Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a son of Mattie Gertrude Grizzel of East Carters Valley and the late Roy Lee Grizzel. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a former member of the Tennessee National Guard and retired from Arcata Graphics.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his father, two brothers, William Jackson Grizzel and Darryl Gene Grizzel preceded him in death.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Billie Brewer Grizzel, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Wayne Grizzel, William Richard Grizzel and his wife, Donna, all of Kingsport and Ronald David Grizzel and his wife, Pat, Bulls Gap; two sisters, Mrs. Carrol (Betty) Browder, Mrs. Randy (Shirley) Bishop, both of Scott County, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Sidney Lee Grizzel and his wife, Maria, Blountville; three grandsons, Kyle Joseph Grizzel, Kristopher Logan Grizzel and Kurtis Andrew Grizzel; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Those who wish may call at anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry L. Northam and Elder Allen Hensley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lloyd Elmer Grizzle

 

GATE CITY, Va. - Lloyd Elmer Grizzle, 36, died at his residence on Route 1, Gate City at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday [7/7/1964] after a brief illness.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. Thelma Adcock Grizzle; father and mother Mr. and Mrs. John Grizzle; sisters Mrs. Gillie Darnell and Mrs. Shirley Hammonds, all of Gate City, Mrs. Zola Hart of Kingsport and Mrs. Helen Darnell of Hiltons, Va.: brothers Harold and Carl of Gate City, Massie and Emerson of Bristol and James of Florida.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Alley's Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Eugene McConnell and Rev. Paul Lane officiating.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the home of a brother, Harold Grizzle, on Route 1, Gate City, Va., at 4 p.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home.

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

 

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 8, 1964

Submitted by Don Lane

Luther K. Grizzle

GATE CITY, Va. - Luther K. Grizzle, 65, fell asleep peacefully Saturday morning, (May 12, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with his family by his side.

Luther worked as a barber in Weber City until declining health and was of the Holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Etta Grizzle; and sons, Brent K. Grizzle and Damon Grizzle.

Luther leaves behind his son, Toby L. Grizzle and wife, Davida; the mother of his children, Wilma Hite Grizzle; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Eulene and James Smith, Nancy and Frankie Wininger, Helen and David Turner, Susie and Daniel McMurray, all of Gate City, and Evelyn and Johnny Chavis of Bamberg, S.C.; one brother, Ray Grizzle of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

His siblings would like to give special thanks to our brother-in-law, Frankie Wininger, who took special care of our brother and stood by him until the end.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.

Music will be provided by Marcus and Christie Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be brothers-in-law and nephews.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. is serving the family of Luther Grizzle.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lydia Etta (Lowe) Grizzle

GATE CITY, Va. - Lydia Etta Grizzle , 76, E. Carters Valley Road, died at 7 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 25, 1997) at her home after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Grizzle was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Grizzle , in 1987.

Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Eulene and James Smith, Nancy and Frankie Wininger, and Helen and David Turner, all of Gate City, Va., Susie and Daniel McMurray, Weber City, Va., and Evelyn and Johnny Chavis, Bamberg, S.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Luther and Wilma Grizzle , Weber City, Va., and Ray and Linda Grizzle , Church Hill; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Judes Children's Research Hospital Memorial Program, One St. Jude Place Bldg., Department 300, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0552.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mattie Gertrude (Williams) Grizzel

GATE CITY, Va. - Mattie G. Grizzel, 87, took her flight to heaven Thursday (June 5, 2003) at Wellmont Hospice House.

She was born in Scott County, Va on Sept. 21, 1915 and was the daughter of the late W.A.J. Williams and Julie Hammonds Williams.

She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

She was a loving wife, mother, mamaw, and friend. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and reading her Bible.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Grizzel in 1961; sons, Jack, Jimmie and Darryl Grizzel; seven sisters, four brothers.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Betty) Browder, Kingsport and Mrs. Randy (Shirley) Bishop, Gate City, Va; son, Sidney Grizzel and wife Mary, Blountville; daughters-in-law: Joan Grizzel, Bristol, Tenn., and Billie Grizzel, Duffield, Va.; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; 12 great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church (East Carter's Valley Road) with Elder Allen Hensley and Elder Gerald Hopkins officiating.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley.

Interment will be at Walnut Chapel Church Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Bill Johnson, Paul Jones, Sam Jones, Mike Taylor, Jack Edwards, Nelson Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Billy Jack Johnson, 116 Independence Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roland Grizzle

Roland Lee Grizzle, 39, of Route 19, Wadlow Gap Road, Kingsport, died at HCVH at 3:28 p. m. Monday after a long illness.

A life-long resident of Scott County, he was a Baptist and a former plaster worker for Daniel Construction Co.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Shelia Mullins Grizzle, Kingsport; one daughter, Miss Sandra Lee Grizzle, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Idania Smith, Weber City, and Mrs. Mary Crawford, Gate City; two brothers, Elwood Grizzle, Kingsport and J. B. Grizzle, Grundy, Va.

Scott County Herald-Virginian, July 2, 1980
Submitted by Lester Shadrick

Sallie (Edwards) Grizzel

GATE CITY, Va. - Sallie Edwards Grizzel, 84, of the Yuma community, died Friday morning (Dec. 20, 2002) at her home after an extended illness.

A native of Dickenson County, Va., she had resided in Yuma since 1948. She attended Prospect United Methodist Church in Yuma. She was the widow of Worly H. Grizzel and the daughter of the late Patton and Mollie Grizzle Edwards. She was preceded in death by sisters, Vivian Smith, Sena Smith and Emma Smith.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Barbara Kirk Grizzel of Kingsport; granddaughters, Deanna Moore and husband Jason and Kara Grizzel all of Kingsport; great-grandson, Christian Moore of Kingsport; sister and husband, Alma and Raymond Bowman of Gate City, Va.; brothers and wives, Cecil and Nannie Edwards of Hiltons, Va., Gordon and Elsie Edwards of Blue Ridge, Va.; special nieces, Gay Brown and Virginia Rader, both of Gate City, Va.

The family would like to say a special thanks to caregivers: Bonnie Howard, Norma Francis, Laura Ritchie and Brenda Buchanan.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol and on Monday from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church in the Yuma community.

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Don Large officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Wellmont Foundation for Hospice, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662-9968.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Worley H. Grizzel

GATE CITY, Va. - Worley H. Grizzel , 79, a well known resident of the Yuma community, Route 3, Box 58, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 30, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

A native of Russell County, Va., he moved to Gate City, Va. in 1948 from Dickenson County, Va. He was a retired line foreman with Appalachian Power Co. in Gate City, Va. He attended Prospect United Methodist Church. Mr. Grizzel was a charter member of the Yuma Ruritan Club. He served twice as Southwest Virginia District Governor of Ruritan National and initiated membership of 20 new Ruritan clubs in Southwest Virginia. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was serving on the board of directors of the Scott County Farm Bureau and formerly on the Scott County Board of Supervisors representing District One.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Edwards Grizzel ; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Barbara Grizzel , Kingsport; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jason (Deana) Moore, Kingsport and Kara Grizzel , Kingsport; a great-grandson, Christian Moore, Kingsport; a sister, Lillie Ball, Bristol, Tenn.; a brother, Tivis Grizzel , Cleveland, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The body will be taken to Prospect United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. today, where calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. Don Large officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Pallbearers will be Edsel Bellamy, Johnny Thacker, Ivan Taylor, Hagan Hartgrove, Burl Jones, N.W. Wininger and Doyle Alley. Memorials may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church, c/o Ivan Taylor, Route 3, Box 161, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Shelly Ruth (Greear) Gross

COEBURN, Va. — Shelly Ruth Greear Gross, 31, passed away Saturday (March 14, 2009) at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center Norton, Va.

She was a 1996 graduate of Twin Springs High School, attended the Wise Mountain Fellowship Church and was an employee of Belk Department Store Wise, Va. as a counter manager and beauty advisor.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Edison and Cecil Greear; maternal grandfather, James Byrd; a brother-in-law, Eric Gross and an uncle, C.W. Byrd.

Surviving are her husband, Stacey Gross; two daughters, Shaylan Faith Gross and Sabree Erica Grace Gross, both of the home; her father, Gary Greear of Coeburn, Va.; her mother, Mary Greear of Castlewood, Va.; maternal grandmother, Norma Byrd of Castlewood, Va.; a brother, Rick Wayne Greear and his wife, Donna of Paulding, Ohio; two special nieces, Lauren Gross and Audrey Greear; two special nephews, Seth and Bryce Greear; her father and mother-in-law, Garry and Carolyne Gross of Coeburn, Va.; a brother-in-law, Chris Gross of Coeburn, Va.

The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, 310 6th St. NW, Coeburn, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Cook and the Rev. Curtis Powers officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greear Cemetery Flatwoods section of Coeburn.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 310 6th Street NW, Coeburn, Va. 24230 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clara Rita Groseclose

KINGSPORT — Clara Rita Groseclose, 88, the second child born on June 5, 1921, to M. Clyde Groseclose Sr. and Gladys Roller Groseclose (both deceased), died from fatal car wreck injuries suffered in Johnson City, on the afternoon of Feb. 16, 2010, when the other driver crossed the center line and struck her vehicle head-on to her driver’s side, although Rita, from the physical evidence, tried her best to escape the oncoming vehicle.

Her family’s and friends’ loss was her eternal gain in the arms of the Heavenly Father, justified by God’s great grace through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church.

Rita gave fully of herself to her nation, her family and friends, her state, city and county, her church family and her community. After earning a B.S. degree in Education from East Tennessee State College (University) in Johnson City , Rita earned a Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University in New York City , N.Y. Later in her professional career and in her late forties, she earned a second Master’s degree in Library Science from Peabody College in Nashville , Tenn.

Rita worked for the government’s World War II effort at the (secret) city of Oak Ridge , then worked as an instructor at Tusculum College , Greeneville , Tenn. , then as a longtime coach and teacher and later librarian at Dobyns-Bennett High School in the Kingsport City Schools. After retirement as librarian, Rita served two terms as a Commissioner for Sullivan County from Kingsport . In addition, she served for many years as a member of the State of Tennessee Historical Commission .

Rita had been very active in the Farm Bureau of Sullivan County since 1975. In 1975, after her father’s death, Rita added to her activities, becoming a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program, and remained active until her death. In addition, she was active in the Retired Teachers Association, the NEA, the TEA, the American Association of University Women, and the National Pen Writers Association. Rita was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Rita was a member of the D.A.R., was a past president of the Sullivan County Historical Society, was a past president of the Netherland Inn Association, and was an avid volunteer at the Inn; and she was a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society, all of which demonstrated her lifelong love of history. As well, Rita served as a presenter at various conferences and meetings. Rita authored several articles for historical publications.

In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Sue Groseclose; by several cousins, aunts and uncles, and many wonderful friends and colleagues whom Rita considered part of her extended family.

She is survived by her brother, M. Clyde Groseclose Jr., and wife, Rita B. Groseclose, of Kingsport; her sister, Ruth Groseclose Land, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; her nephews, Murry Clyde Groseclose III, and Robert W. Groseclose, both of Kingsport; her nieces, Rita June Groseclose Stanley and husband, Dennis, and Catherine L. Groseclose, all of Plano, Texas, Sara Land White and husband, David, of Murfreesboro; grandnieces, Lauren C. Stanley of Washington, D.C., Morgan D. Stanley, of Houston, Texas, Kirsten E. Stanley, of Plano, Texas, and Maria E. White, of Murfreesboro; grandnephew, Martin L. White, of Murfreesboro; and several cousins and friends.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsport .

Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Niles, Rita’s pastor at Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Rita Groseclose.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Clarence Taylor Gross

CLINCHPORT - Clarence T. Gross, 74, of Rt. 1, Natural Tunnel Community, died early Saturday morning [4/9/1977] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was a retired police chief of Weber City. He had served on the Scott County Board of Supervisors, representing the Taylor district. He was a member of the IOOF Rayburn Lodge No. 157, Duffield, Pattonsville Rebecca Lodge No. 82, Duffield, Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267, and was a member of the Kaylor's Chapel Central Baptist Church of Clinchport.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee Gross; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Gentry, Bristol, Tenn., and Mrs. Winnie Mae Vurchell, Alabama; four brothers, Earl Gross, C. W. Gross, Gordon Gross, all of Bristol, Tenn., and Ernest Gross, Bluff City.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, April 10, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

James M. Grubb

BIG STONE GAP - James (Jim) Grubb, 75, re­tired merchant, died at Lonesome Pine Hospital Friday morning [Jan 1975] after a long illness.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Clenden­non Grubb, Big Stone Gap Rt. 1; sisters, Mrs. Ida Bar­nett of Florida and Mrs. Stella Barnett, Green Castle, Ind.; and brother, William (Bill) Rhoten, Big Stone Gap Rt. 1.

Holding Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for James (Jim) Grubb of Big Stone Gap will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Robinette Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Hopkins and Rev. Lester Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery in Weber City. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell

Shirley Lee "Quillen" Grubb

ST. PAUL, Va. - Shirley Quillen Grubb, 61, died Thursday (Dec. 24, 1998) at her home in Pensacola, Fla.

Surviving are her mother, Lucy F. Quillen, Heritage Hall, Wise, Va.; two sisters, Anna Ruth Heneiger, St. Paul, Va., and Eula Elam, Rockford, Ill.; four brothers, Louie L. Quillen, Seaside, Calif., Kenneth Quillen, Graston, Wis., Paul Quillen, St. Paul, Va., and Bill M. Quillen, Colonial Heights, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Dec. 27, 1998 in the Faith Chapel Funeral Home in Pensacola, Fla. The Rev. Carl Sanders officiated.

Visitation was held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the services.

Interment was in Pensacola Memorial Park Cemetery.

Faith Funeral Chapel in Pensacola, Fla. was in charge of the arrangements.

Courtesy of Huff-Cook Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doris James Gulley

Local Man 'Fair' Following Fall

A 58-year-old Kingsport man was in "fair" condition at Holston Valley Community Hospital at noon today, suffering neck and back injuries from a fall from a tree.

Doris J. Gulley, of 1821 Buckles Drive, fell this morning while cutting limbs from a tree at the home of Jack Taylor, 317 Sequoyah Drive .  Taylor said Gulley fell about 10 feet, and landed on his head.

(Item in Kingsport Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1960)

( Virginia 's obituary said Doris died in 1960.  Doris died from his fall?)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Elbert James Gulley

Word has been received of the death of Elbert James Gulley, 43, who died Monday [ 4/8/1957 ] at a.m. at the Veterans Hospital in Durham , N. C.

He was born in Scott County , Va. , but lived most of his life in Kingsport .  He is a member of the Baptist Church .

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margie J. Gulley, 1712 Charles St., six stepchildren, Frank J. Jennings, Walker Jennings, Hanzel Jennings, Jr., Jason Jennings, Mrs. Zula Mae Morelock and Miss Margaret S. Jennings, and two brothers, Doris Gulley and Jeff Gulley.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, April 9, 1957)

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Funeral arrangements for Elbert James Gulley, 43, who died Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Durham , N. C., have been announced.

The services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the West View Holiness Church with the Rev. Lester Webb and the Rev. Ray Gott officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will be removed from the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home to 1712 Charles St. Tuesday afternoon.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, April 9, 1957)

Kingsport News and Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Marjorie Elizabeth “Margie” (Cox) Jennings Gulley

Mrs. Margie E. Gulley, 60, 1712 Charles Street died at 3:50 p.m. Friday [ 8/3/1973 ] following a long illness at Holston Valley Community Hospital .

She had lived practically all her life in Sullivan County and was a member of the West View Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Zola Mae Morelock, Kingsport; Mrs. Troy Hilton, Manassas, Virginia; four sons, Earnest Jennings, Robert Jennings, Jason Jennings all of Kingsport and Frank Jennings, Florence, Kentucky; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Hammonds, Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Elmer Cox, Dayton, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

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

(Kingsport News, Saturday, August 4, 1973)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Thomas Jefferson Gulley

GATE CITY , Va. -- Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Gulley, 64, of Gate City , died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday [ 1/29/1964 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital , after a long illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County and was a member of Moore 's Memorial Baptist Church .

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida Couch Farris Gulley, Gate City ; one stepson, L. C. Farris, Lynchburg , Va. ; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Aurichio, Matoaka, W. Va.

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

(Kingsport News, Thursday, January 30, 1964)

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Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Gulley will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Moore 's Memorial Baptist Church .  Rev. Youles Fields, Rev. Cline Welch and Rev. Willie Jennings will officiate.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, January 31, 1964)

Kingsport News and Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Virginia (Allen) Moore Gulley

Mrs. Virginia Gulley, 56, died at her home, 1821 Buckles Drive, at 2 a.m. Tuesday after a long illness.

Born in Kentucky , she had been a resident of Kingsport 29 years.  She was a member of the Holiness Church .  Her husband, Doris Gulley, died in 1960.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Ramonia Royls, Baltimore; two sons, Jack Gulley, Kingsport, and Elmer Lee Moore, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Larkins, Kingsport, and Mrs. Clyde Allen, Baltimore; a half-brother, Bill Allen, Surgoinsville; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the home.  Rev. Jack Woods and Rev. Manuel Woods will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the home at 4 p.m. today from Carter-Clamon Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Wednesday, January 2, 1963)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Pamela Michelle Gunning

(Scott Co ancestral families – Kilgore, Bishop and others)

Pamela Michelle Gunning, 50, Kingsport, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at approximately 11:45am at Indian Path Medical Center. (Born in Kingsport, TN on Jul. 30, 1961)

She was preceded in death by her father, William S. Gunning, Jr.; grandparents Claude M. Kilgore and Opal Pauline Arnold Kilgore; William S. Gunning, Sr. and Emma Clayton Gunning.

Pamela is survived by one daughter, Rachael Michelle Wilcox of Kingsport; one son, Dustin Patrick Wilcox of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Kaden and Karma; and mother, Mrs. Doris K. Gunning of Kingsport.

Visitation will be on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00-11:00am at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 with Rev. Hal Calhoun and Marlin S. Jaynes, Minister officiating.

Inurnment services will be conducted following the memorial service at Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Rogersville.

The family requests contributions be given to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde W. Guy Sr.

KINGSPORT — Clyde W. Guy Sr., 76, passed away at his home and was pronounced DOA late Saturday (Jan. 8, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport).

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a Submarine Sailor serving in the South Pacific European Theater. He was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Ray. He was retired as a Chief Petty Officer of the U.S.N.R.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he served for over 30 years.

He was he was a member of the Pactolus United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Allen Guy in 1998; his parents, Levi Guy and Lillian Perry Guy; two brothers, Levi H. Guy Jr. and Cecil Guy.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Darrell Johnson Sr., Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde W. (Bill) Guy Jr. and wife, Linda, Lubbock, Texas, Dr. David Guy and wife, Jane, and Eric and wife, Paula, both of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Ms. Ethel Toler, Ervin, Texas, Ms. Leona Lewis, Ms. Imogene Guy, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Pauline Mullinax, Luray, Va., Ms. Letha Zabel, Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call anytime at the residence, 679 Rock Springs Rd.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel, downtown with the Rev. James Henry, the Rev. Aaron Pierce and the Rev. Roy Yelton officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park, with the U.S. Navel Reserve will be in charge of graveside services.

Pallbearers will be the U.S. Navel Color Guard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Derrick Guy, Darrell Johnson Jr., Bravean Guy, Aaron Johnson, William Guy, Marshall Conkin, Mike Howell, Eddie Zabel, Steve Rogers, Johnny Conkin.

Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. for the services.

Memorial may be made to Pal United Methodist Church, 170 Pactolus Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Hubert "Sac" Guy

GATE CITY, Va. - James Hubert Guy "Sac", 75, Route 3, passed away Thursday morning (May 12, 2005) at his residence.

"Sac" grew up in West View, joined the United States Air Force at 17 and spent most of his adult life with his loving wife of almost 52 years in Michigan. He retired as a self-employed carpenter and moved back home, which he loved along with his family. May his soul rest in peace with the one he called God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nettie Barker Guy; two sisters, Ruby Housewright and Hazel Holler.

Surviving are his wife, Garnie Boyd Guy; son, Mark A. Guy; his only grandson, David James Guy; sisters Eva Mae Cassidy, Bonnie Carroll, Barbara Wallen; his only brother, "the baby of the family" Preston Guy; many more nieces, nephews, cousins and family members also are left to mourn him. To have known him was to love him. He will be greatly missed.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. The American Legion Hammond Post 3/Gate City 265 with the Rev. Joe Byrd will perform full military rites.

Those wishing to attend those services are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m. Monday.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lou Ethel (Kilgore) Guy

Lou Ethel Kilgore Guy, 91, of Mount Carmel went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday (February 23, 2011).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Guy; parents, Patrick “Pat” Druscella Wood Kilgore; sisters, Maggie McMurray, Minnie Ruth Dixon, Janie Dixon; brothers, Roy Kilgore, David Kilgore, Ezra Kilgore, Lindsey Kilgore; step-sons, Francis “Frank” Guy, Corbet Guy, & Howard Guy.

Lou Guy is survived by her son, Gary Kilgore & wife, Shirley (Mt. Carmel, TN); step-children, Beulah Doran & husband, Johnny (Sumter, SC), Edna Compton (Kingsport, TN), Paul Guy (Bristol, TN); a sister, Etta Baker (Nickelsville, VA); grandchildren, Becky Glover, Amy Edwards and husband, Chad, Lori McNutt and husband, Shannon, Matthew Odle and wife, Dawn, Adam Odle, Scotty Anderson and wife, Julie; several step-grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several step great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Friday (February 25, 2011) from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of her son who lives in Hammond Estates (Mount Carmel).

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday (February 25, 2011) at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve Collins officiating. Music will be provided by Charles & Trevor Ramsey.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday (February 26, 2011) at 1 p.m. at Nickelsville Cemetery with Chad Edwards, Billy Darrell Kilgore, Danny Dixon, Matthew Odle, Charles Ramsey, and David Jones serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Esmond Jones, Buddy Dixon, and Don Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels of Kingsport, 727 N Eastman Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Special thanks goes out to the employees of Church Hill Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, especially Patty Gillenwater and Eva Grapperhause.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Nettie M. (Barker) Guy

KINGSPORT - Nettie M. Guy , 89, of 1204 Riverside Avenue, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Sept. 4, 1999) after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life and retired from One Hour Martinizing in 1979. Mrs. Guy attended Visions Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruby Housewright; parents, Bill and Millie Barker; and two brothers, Bruce Barker and Hubert Faust.

Surviving are four daughters, Bonnie R. Carroll, Kingsport, Eva Cassidy, Kingsport, Hazel Hollar, Rockford, Ill., Barbara Wallen, Rockford, Ill.; two sons, James Hubert Guy , Yuma, Va., Preston Guy , Kingsport; 29 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evea Quillen and Evie Lee, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Earl Barker and Paul Barker, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, and other times at the home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Carl Darnell officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Patricia K. (Tyler) Guy

KINGSPORT — Patricia Tyler Guy, 53, of Kingsport, was taken unexpectedly to be with the Lord Saturday (June 20, 2009) at her residence.

Patricia was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. She was a graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School and a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in registered nursing.

Patricia was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and devoted friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Odie Tyler and Hannah France Tyler.

She is survived by her three daughters, Chandise Fink and husband, Randy of Kingsport, Crystal Michelle Dennison and husband, Kevin of Knoxville and Angela Crain and husband, Jeremy of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren whom she cherished and adored, Josh, Preston, Andy, Baylor, Ashley and Behnjamin; one sister, Connie Vicars and husband, Ronnie of Kingsport; two brothers, Jack Tyler and wife, Debbie of Fall Branch and Mike Tyler of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by Elijah Wood.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Old Kingsport Cemetery with the Rev. George Dennison officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 
 

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