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Christine (Jobe) Hackler

CHURCH HILL — Christine Hackler, 55, passed away on Friday (May 28, 2009) at her residence following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. She was a loving mother and daughter, and lived her life for her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Jobe.

She is survived by her mother, Virgie Mae Simpson Jobe; two sons, Chris Dewayne Hackler and his wife, Carrie of Church Hill and Joshua Gene Hackler of Church Hill; grandchildren, Conner and Chloe Hackler.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Dolen and the Rev. Terry Simpson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Hackler family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Edwin Hackler

BLOUNTVILLE - David Edwin Hackler, 72, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Oct. 10, 2005) at his residence.

Mr. Hackler was born in Wytheville, Va., and had lived in this area over 53 years.

He retired from Eastman Chemical Company with over 19 years in maintenance service.

Mr. Hackler was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Wayne Hackler; his parents, J.W.A. Hackler and Anna Felty Hackler; three sisters, Pauline Patton, Marjorie Stevens and Eva Hackler; one brother, James Hackler.

Surviving are his wife of more than 52 years, Juanita Taylor Hackler, of the home; one daughter, Vickie Pruitt and husband Michael, Kingsport; three sons, David Hackler Jr. and Kristy, Kingsport, Michael Hackler and wife Cheri, Church Hill, and Keith Hackler and wife Lori, Blountville; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Cora Smith and husband Greer, Clyde, Ohio, and Alice Hackler, Wytheville, Va.; one brother, Odell Hackler, Abingdon, Md.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Orebank Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor David Foster and Rev. George Salyers officiating.

Mr. Hackler will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Music will be by Liz Laney.

Burial will follow the service at Immanuel Church Cemetery in Blountville.

Pallbearers will be Mark Lambert, Glen Land, Don Duncan, Ronnie Jones, Richard Jones and Roy Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Laney, Jack Hughes, E.L. Miller, Paul Hilton, Kyle King and J.D. Baxter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orebank Missionary Baptist Church building fund, 5930 Orebank Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Duard Neil ''Dude'' Hackler

KINGSPORT _ Duard Neil ''Dude'' Hackler, 77, Darlington Drive, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday (May 19, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Stanleytown), he moved to Kingsport in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the IBEW No. 934 and was retired from the Electrical Union.

He was a member of Rayburn Lodge No. 157 of Duffield, Va., and the American Legion Watauga Post No. 49 of Elizabethton.

Mr. Hackler was a very active member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as an usher for years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Crawford Hackler and Ova Stallard Hackler.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Bowen Hackler, of the home; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Lyle (Tania) Egan, Kingsport, Mrs. Zane (Mozella) Carter, Duffield, Va., and Mrs. George (Lotus) Butler, Clinchport, Va. (Stanleytown); three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo Hackler and wife, Sue, Gate City, Va., Max Hackler and wife, Joan, Kingsport and the Rev. Howell Hackler and wife, Christine, Loveland, Ohio; a special adopted family, Steve and Patricia Harvey, and their daughters, Jennifer and Karen, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church (Portland Street). Friends may call anytime at the residence, 213 Darlington Drive.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Winston Sweeney and the Rev. Howell Hackler officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir and nephew, Terry Hackler.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, Va.), with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 in charge.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, 2313 Portland St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Pallbearers will be Keith Hackler, Terry Hackler, Mike Hackler, Nathan Hackler, Bryan Hackler, Jeff Butler, Terry Head and Ron Triplett.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, members of IBEW Local 934 and Tom Page, Leon Bowen, Gale Gibbons and Lloyd ''Red'' Miller.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ella Sue (Newton) Hackler

Gate City, VA - Ella Sue Newton Hackler, 86, Gate City, VA, completed her earthly journey on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at NHC Health Care, Johnson City, TN.

Sue was born in Scott County, VA on July 3, 1926 to the late James Samuel and Myrtle Smith Newton. She graduated from Shoemaker High School and worked at Krisslee's Department Store in Gate City for over 20 years.

She had been a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Gate City, VA before becoming a charter member of Community Fellowship Baptist Church. Before her illness she was active in the Philo Ladies Circle at Community Fellowship.

Prior to her declining health that began in late 2006/early 2007, she had been a volunteer at Natural Tunnel State Park, at the Christian Social Services Ministry in Duffield, VA; she was a longtime volunteer and once the Grand Marshall for the Mountain Empire Older Citizens Annual 10K Walk to raise money for the agency's emergency fuel fund for the elderly.

Sue served many years in various leadership roles for the Girl Scouts.

In addition to her parents, her husband of 62 years, Leo Hackler (2009) and her son, Michael Hackler (2009); brothers, Hubert Newton and Alfred Newton; sister, Kathleen Gothard; brother-in-law, Lee Gothard, Sr.; sister-in-law, Hazel Newton; and her nephew, Lee Gothard, Jr., preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Hackler Head and husband, Terry, Gray, TN (who she had lived with since 2009); grandsons, Neil Hackler, Brandon Head and wife, Jessica; granddaughters, Angie Johnson and husband, Robert, Brittani Head and husband, Sam Simon; great grandchildren, Haley Williams and Bryson Johnson; Ethan, Emily, Ella, Eleah, and Easton Head; step grandchildren, Katelin and Tiffany Johnson; brothers, Raymond Newton and wife, Nell and Roy Newton and wife, Ruth; special aunt, Elizabeth Smith Collins (Aunt Sis); numerous nieces, nephews, husband's family, and precious friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church, Gate City, VA, 154 Broadwater Avenue (beside Gate City Vocational School). Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Roy Newton and Rev. Odell Beauchamp officiating. Judy McConnell will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Neil Hackler, Brandon Head, Robert Johnson, Sam Simon, Howard Gothard, Howard Osborne, Charles Sigmon, and Johnny Miller will serve as pallbearers.

Teresa would like to thank NHC Station 3, the Caris Hospice staff, and Dr. Ronald Hunter for their care of her mom through these years.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Community Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1407, Gate City, VA 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ella Sue Newton Hackler.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Leo Haggard Hackler

GATE CITY, Va. — Leo H. Hackler, 88, Gate City, Va., was healed to Heaven with his family by his side at Holston Manor on Saturday (Feb. 7, 2009).

Leo was born on Dec. 9, 1920 in Stanleytown and was the eldest child of Crawford Leo and Ova Elizabeth Stallard Hackler.

He was a graduate of Rye Cove High School and Whitney Business School. A World War II veteran, Leo served in the Navy as a member of the 47th Seabees Battalion in the Solomon Islands and Guadal Canal Campaigns. He was active in the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. for 16 years. Leo served in 2,205 military funerals as chaplain of the unit.

He loved Jesus and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City and was the eldest male charter member of Community Fellowship Baptist. In both churches, he sang praises in the choir and served as a deacon. In 2000, he was recognized as deacon emeritus.

Leo retired in 1987 from Dixie Bearings, Kingsport where he worked in sales as a coal specialist and branch manager for 37 years.

Southwest Virginia, hunting, trout fishing, camping and the outdoors were a great part of his life. He stayed active serving others until his illness in 2007.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant sister, Ilene; his brother, Duard; and brother-in-law, Zane Carter.

Surviving are the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Ella Sue Newton Hackler, Gate City, Va.; son, Michael Hackler and wife, Sherry, Gray; daughter, Teresa Head and husband, Terry, Gray; grandchildren, Neil Hackler, Angie Johnson and husband, Robert, Brandon Head and wife, Jessica and Brittani Head; step-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Cody Lopez; great-grandchildren, Haley Williams, Bryson Johnson, Ethan, Emily and Ella Head; step great-grandchildren, Katelin and Tiffany Johnson; sisters, Tania Egan and husband, Lyle, Kingsport, Mozelle Carter, Duffield, Va., and Lotus Butler and husband, George, Duffield, Va.; sister-in-law, Lorraine Hackler, Kingsport; brothers, Max Hackler and wife, Joan, Kingsport and the Rev. Howell Hackler and wife, Christine, Loveland, Ohio; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church, 154 Broadwater Avenue (beside Gate City Vocational School).

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the church with the the Rev. John Sheppard, the Rev. Howell Hackler and Roy Newton officiating.

Music will be provided by Judy McConnell.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Neil Hackler, Brandon Head, Robert Johnson, Danny Kilgore, Terry Hackler, Ron Triplett, Eddie Shell, Brent Herron and Charlie Chapman will serve as pallbearers.

N.M. Moore, Charles Sigmon, Jim Thornton, Bob Lewis, Ray Chapman, Harold Cornett and Alvin Clark will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Ronald Hunter and to the staff of Holston Manor who tenderly assisted Leo.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Ray Hackney Sr.

GATE CITY , Va. — William Ray Hackney Sr., 91, Gate City, Va., passed away on Wednesday ( Jan. 12, 2011 ), at his residence.

Mr. Hackney was born in Scott County, Va. , on Jan. 31, 1919, and was the son of the late Estel Elmer and Effie Adele Starnes Hackney. He was retired from VDOT.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Christina Mae Williams Hackney; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his sons, William Hackney Jr. and wife, Susan, and Ronald Hackney and wife, Becky, who was his special caregiver; grandchildren, Stephanie Hackney and her guide dog, Sparky, Shana Arnett and husband, Rob, Lacy Pledger and husband, Chad, Chloe Horne and husband, Brandon, Christopher Hackney and Colton Hackney; great-grandchildren, Bradley Davidson, Isabella Davidson and Lilly Grace Horne; sister, Francis Bowen and husband, Vanis, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral with the Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Marcus and Christie Smith will provide the music.

Mr. Hackney will be entombed following the service at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Bill Hackney, Christopher Hackney, Colton Hackney, Devon Hunley, Michael Newton, Jordan Estepp and John Newton will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of William Ray Hackney Sr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nataleen (Minton) Hadad

KNOXVILLE — Nataleen Minton Hadad, 84, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday (May 30, 2009) in Knoxville following an extended illness.

Nataleen was born Oct. 1, 1924 in Kingsport, to the late Phillip Fleenor Minton and Martha Miller Minton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Hadad; sister, Gaynell Huddleston; and brother, Phillip Minton, Jr.

Mrs. Hadad was a member of City View Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for many years. She was employed in telecommunications at Hamilton National Bank and United American Bank and was a past president of the Knoxville PBX.

Left to cherish here memories are her three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Bradley Omar of Brentwood, Tenn., Teresa and Jim Dumond of Buford, Ga. and Rebecca and Jack Irwin of Knoxville; grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa Bradley Kopjoe and husband, Carl of Franklin, Tenn., Christy Bradley James and husband, David of Brentwood, Tenn., Carrie Irwin Tarwater and husband, Jeremiah of Knoxville, Ben Irwin of Knoxville and Aaron Dumond of Buford, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Zachary Bradley James and Shelby Honor James of Brentwood, Tenn. and Jack Houston Tarwater of Knoxville; sisters, Juanita Fields of Kingsport and Chris Miles Hagood of Florence, Ala.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home for their very compassionate and loving care of our mother. Her lively sense of humor and friendly smile will be missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Gene R. Hurley officiating.

Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the City View Baptist Church Pavilion Fund, 2311 Fine Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Francis D. Haggerty

KINGSPORT — Francis D. Haggerty, 82, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday (Feb. 28, 2009) at Holston Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

Francis was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Southport, Conn., and with his family, he grew up on an uncle’s large plantation on the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

After three years at Western Military Academy and graduation, Francis was drafted into the U.S. Army where he spent 17 months in a tour of service in Germany. He graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a major in history and then worked in oil fields for three years in Louisiana.

In 1959, he married Roma Kathryn Bellamy and moved to Winnetka, Ill., where he served as an external auditor for the First National Bank of Chicago for 30 years. After retiring in March 1985, he moved to Kingsport, the hometown of his wife.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roma Bellamy Haggerty, in 2000; his parents; brothers, Walter and Lee Haggerty; sister, Mary Haggerty; and niece, Helen Haggerty.

Surviving are his son, Dr. Malcolm Haggerty and wife, Jill of Ashland, Ky.; twin grandsons, Finnian and Patrick Haggerty; brother, Wilburt Haggerty and wife, Eileen; and two nephews, Thomas Haggerty and Edward Haggerty.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Dominic Catholic Church.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Charles Burton officiating.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Francis Haggerty.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roma Kathryn (Bellamy) Haggerty

KINGSPORT - Roma Bellamy Haggerty, 74, of 3723 Skyland Circle, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. Haggerty was born in Kingsport and lived out of state for a number of years returning to Kingsport in 1985. She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and the University of Tennessee.

Mrs. Haggerty attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Malcolm Bellamy.

Surviving are her husband, Francis D. Haggerty, Kingsport; and one son, Malcolm R. Haggerty, Chicago, Ill.

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the church with The Reverend Daniel P. Matthew Jr. officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Tempie Mae (Horne) Hagy

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Tempie Mae Horne Hagy, 60, Nickelsville, Va., entered into rest Monday (April 24, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Hagy was born in Scott County, Va., on July 17, 1945, a daughter of the late Brilla Jenkins.

In addition to her mother, her grandchildren, Johnny Ray Collins and Tommy Lee Collins; and brothers, Fred W. Neff, Tom Neff, Otto Neff and Sam Ray Horne preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Andrew Hagy, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Theresa Hagy, Kingsport; sons, Michael Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., Robert Hagy, Kingsport, Terry Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., Anthony Hagy, Kingsport, and Jon Hagy, Kingsport; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Carol, Kingsport; brothers, Charles Leo Horne, Piney Flats, and Bennie Horne, Yuba City, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 12 noon in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.

Family and friends will meet at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Theresa Mae Hagy

KINGSPORT — Theresa Mae Hagy, 43, entered into rest Thursday (Nov. 20, 2008) at her daughter’s residence.
She was born Aug. 1, 1965. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tempie Mae Horne. Including her mother, she was preceded in death by her sons, Tommy Lee Collins and Johnny Ray Collins.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Danny Stansberry, Weber City, Ashley and Dusty Osborne, Nickelsville, Va., and Amber Peters, Kingsport; father, Walter Andrew Hagy, Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Michael Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., Robbie Hagy, Hiltons, Va., Terry Hagy, Gate City, Va., Anthony and wife, Tonie Hagy, Kingsport and John Hagy, Kingsport; fiancé, Bryan Culbertson, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Lydia Stansberry, Jacob Stansberry, Jennifer Collins, Madison Osborne, Tanner Osborne and a grandson due on Nov. 25, 2008; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Bill Culbertson officiating.
Music will be provided by Sonya and Dakota McCoy.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Culbertson Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.
The family will meet at 12 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.
Pallbearers will be her brothers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Tempie Mae (Horne) Hagy

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Tempie Mae Horne Hagy, 60, Nickelsville, Va., entered into rest Monday (April 24, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Hagy was born in Scott County, Va., on July 17, 1945, a daughter of the late Brilla Jenkins.

In addition to her mother, her grandchildren, Johnny Ray Collins and Tommy Lee Collins; and brothers, Fred W. Neff, Tom Neff, Otto Neff and Sam Ray Horne preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Andrew Hagy, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Theresa Hagy, Kingsport; sons, Michael Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., Robert Hagy, Kingsport, Terry Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., Anthony Hagy, Kingsport, and Jon Hagy, Kingsport; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Carol, Kingsport; brothers, Charles Leo Horne, Piney Flats, and Bennie Horne, Yuba City, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 12 noon in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.

Family and friends will meet at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Irene Bessie (Lane) Haines

JONESBOROUGH — Irene B. Lane Haines, 79, of Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 5, 2009) at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol.

She was born in Scott County, Va. (Midway), and had lived in the area from an early age.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan W. and Ollie Fugate Lane; four sisters, Lorie Byrd, Sybil Cloud, Marie Cozart and Rose Mary Atkins.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Sampson and husband, Linex "Lynn"; one granddaughter, Amy Neece, all of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Burial will follow in the Logan Chapel Church Cemetery in Jonesborough.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louis G. Haines

Louis G. Haines, 64, 613 S.E. First Terrace, Cape Coral, Fla., died Tuesday (March 20, 1990) at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Becky Neal Haines, formerly of Blountville.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Cape Coral, Fla.

Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Fla., is in charge.

Courtesy of Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, March 23, 1990

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Dorothy L. ( Taylor ) Hale

LEBANON, Ind. - Dorothy Taylor Hale, 75, formerly of Clinchport, died Wednesday ( Dec. 8, 2004 ) at the Parkwood Health Care Center in Lebanon , Ind. , after an illness.

Born in Scott County , she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Julia Lawson Taylor and was a retired custodian for the public school system.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William (Skinner) Hale in 1998.

Surviving are son, Danny Hale, of Lebanon , Ind. ; sister, Gladys Cleek, Gate City , Va. ; brother, Harold Taylor and wife Eula Mae of Duffield , Va.

Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Fred Gillenwater and Brother Lee Knowles officiating.

Music will be provided by Eddie and Pam Roberts.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the M.C. Free Cemetery in the Natural Tunnel community.

Pallbearers will be Butch Cleek, Michael Cleek, Randy Cleek, Bill Wallen, Clinton Hensley, and Buford Hensley.

Honorary pallbearers will Roy Wallen, Jack Wallen, Rufus Wallen, Earl Hale, Bob Darter, and James Hensley.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Jewell (Dingus) Hale

Nov 24, 1946 – Mar 1, 2005

On March 1, 2005 RUBY JEWELL (nee Dingus); beloved wife of the late Robert E. Hale, Jr.; loving mother of Lisa K. Peterson and Robert E. Hale, III; dear brother of Glenn Dingus. Friends may call the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave. on Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Graveside Service will be held at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, VA on Monday 11 A.M.

(Daughter of Troy Glen Dingus and Rethia Jewell (Horne) Dingus)

Baltimore Sun at articles.baltimoresun.com

Submitted by Don Lane

William McKinley “Skinner” Hale

LEBANON , Ind. - William McKinley (Skinner) Hale , 76, died Thursday morning ( Nov. 26, 1998 ) in an Indianapolis , Ind. hospital.

He was a native of Scott County and an Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the maintenance department with the Lebanon School System , Lebanon , Ind. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Habron and Mary Roberts Hale ; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Pearly) Wallen and Mrs. Pete (Venus) Hensley; and one brother, Kelly Hale .

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Taylor Hale , Lebanon, Ind.; one son, Daniel Boone (Danny) Hale , Lebanon, Ind.; one brother-in-law, Harold Taylor, Duffield, Va.; one sister-in-law, Gladys Click, Gate City, Va.; four nieces and 11 nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lee Knowles, the Rev. Fred Gillenwater and James Hensley officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Sunday in M.C. Free Cemetery at Natural Tunnel. Pallbearers will be Bill Wallen, Bob Darter, Clinton Hensley, Eddie Roberts, Michael Cleek, Earl Hale , Jack Wallen and Roy Wallen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Cleek, Butch Cleek, Rufus Wallen, Radford Wallen, Harold Taylor, Edmond Bowling, Hobert Taylor and Roy Roberts.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Andrew Goldman Hall

Andrew Goldman Hall, 95, 1208 Caribbean Drive, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday (Jan. 14, 1998) at his home after a brief illness. Born in Scott County, Va., on April 3, 1902, he was a son of the late Goldman and Sarah Estepp Hall. Mr. Hall was a past resident of Fort Blackmore, Va., and had currently made his home with his loving daughter and son-in-law, Beulah and Eugene Dingus. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ava Estell Kerns Hall; a daughter, Annie Hall Akers; two sisters and six brothers.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pete (Ruby) Cole, Kingsport, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Green, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Eugene (Beulah) Dingus, Kingsport, and Mrs. John (Bernice) Dingus; four sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde and Geneva Hall, Fort Blackmore, Va., Curtis and Juanita Hall, Church Hill, Roy and Faye Hall, Fort Blackmore, Va., and Bobby and Patsy Hall, Gate City, Va.; 30 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J. B. Quillen and the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating. Music will be provided by Jeff Watson and the Heavenly Way Trio.

Pallbearers will be Bill Dorton, Timmy Hall, Eddie Cole, Harold Hall, Ricky Dingus, Roger Hall, Dale Dorton and Jody Dingus. Honorary pallbearers will be David Cole, James Cole, Carl Dorton, Ronnie Quillen and Randy Jennings.

Burial will be in the Carter Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Mae (Qualls) Hall

JASPER, Va. - Anna Mae Qualls-Hall, 87, died Saturday (Dec. 13, 2003) at her residence after an extended illness.

She was a member of the Alvis Chapel Baptist Church in Jasper and attended Thomas Village Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kallis R. Hall "Doc"; her parents, Frank and Stella Tomlinson-Qualls; one daughter; one grandson; three sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are her daughters, Velma Pacheco and husband Silas of Hampton, June Hudak of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Wanda James and husband William Eugene James of Colonial Heights; sons, Kallis J. Hall of the home, Terry W. King and wife Tina of Duffield, Carroll Hall and Harold Hall, both of Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Wise; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.D. Qualls and Edward F. Qualls; three sisters, Mabel Qualls of Clinchport, Nancy Sizemore, Derby, and Imogene Jennings of Gate City; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Phillips, Deep Springs Baptist Church, officiating.

Music will be by the Joyful Witness Group.

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

Pallbearers are Jimmie Qualls, Tim Vanzant, Bruce Sizemore, Donnie Qualls, David Qualls and Danny Qualls.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Beulah "Peggy" (Nelson) Lane Hall

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Beulah "Peggy" Nelson Hall, 65, of 1543 East Perry St., died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2000) at her residence.

She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late William and Marie White Nelson.

She was a homemaker and had been a waitress and cook at Sid's Restaurant.

She attended Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Arch Smith Hall, of the home; one daughter, Kathy Ella Carter, Gray; one son, George Edward "Eddie" Lane Jr., Clover, S.C.; one sister, Mrs. Ray Hilbert, Gray; three brothers, Stanley Nelson, Johnson City, W.H. Nelson, Gray, and Charles Nelson, Gray; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, with the Rev. Don Hilton officiating.

Burial will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens in the "Garden of Prayer".

Pallbearers will be Waylen Garber Jr., Bryant Lane, Michael Lane, Rick Carter, Jason Skeens, Waylen Garber Sr., Jeff Jackson, and Johnny Peters.

Kingsport Times-News
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Bobby Gerald Hall

GATE CITY — Bobby Gerald Hall, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Dec. 18, 2008) at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Ft. Blackmore, Va. Mr. Hall was retired from AFG (Greenland Plant) after 37 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy L. Hall; parents, Andrew and Estel Hall; sisters, Annie Hall Akers, Ruby Hall Cole; infant brothers, Coy Hall, Ray Hall, Loy Hall; nephews, Jeffrey and Timmy Dunlap and Gary Hutchins; nieces, Gail Gambrell, Patricia Cole Taylor; son-in-law, Jeffrey Johnson, Sr.

Mr. Hall is survived by his daughters, Karen Johnson, Gate City, Dinah Bays and husband Alvin, Kingsport and Diana Graham and husband Ronnie, Kingsport; sisters, Edna Hall Dorton Green, Gate City, Beulah Hall Dingus, Kingsport, Bernice Hall Dingus, Kingsport; brothers, John Clyde Hall, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Curtis Hall, Church Hill, Roy Hall, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Jenny Brown and husband Dennis, Bobby Hall and fiancee Brandi Castle, Jeffrey Johnson, Jr. and wife Stephanie, Kimberley Graham and fiance Brandon Christian, Rebecca Johnson Scalf and husband Joshua, Christopher Graham, Kendra Bays, and Preston Graham; great grandchildren, Riley Hall, Cody Scalf, Pricilla Brown, and Jeanette Brown; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Lillie Price, Emitt Boothe, Jimmy "Red" Lane, and Smiley; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Ann Mitchell.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Bogle officiating.

Music will be provided by Arthur Harlan.

Pallbearers will be his fishing buddies.

Burial will be at the Carter Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore (Stoney Creek).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kingsport Hematology and Oncology, Home Health and Wellmont Hospice.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles Dewey Hall

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Charles Dewey Hall, 87, of Ft. Blackmore, Va., died Friday (July 22, 2005) at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

Mr. Hall was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 14, 1918. He was a timber cutter and farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Alan Hall; son-in-law, Donald LaRochelle; father, Issac Johnson Hall; mother, Cora Belle Baker Hall; brothers, Ezra, George, and Ernest; sisters, Stella Greer, Mary Edwards, and Esta Hillman.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Frances Edna Freeman Hall, of the home; daughters, Doris Hall Darnell and husband Ted, Ft. Blackmore, Freida K. Hall LaRochelle, Augusta, Maine; daughter-in-law, Debbie Hall, Kingsport; sons, Charles Gary Hall and wife Jody, Church Hill, Virgil Gerald Hall and wife Helen, Morristown, Richard Marcel Hall and wife Linda, Ft. Blackmore; grandchildren, Jackie LaRochelle, Augusta, Maine, Loraine Cressy and husband David, Pippsburg, Maine, Sheila Hall King and husband Jimmy, Kingsport, Myrna Hall Foley and husband Kevin, Kingston, Tenn., Amber Hall Davidson and husband Heath, Church Hill, Matthew Hall, Church Hill, Michael Hall and wife Janet, Jefferson City, Tenn., Tammy Hall Strange and husband Michael, White Pine, Tenn., Pamela Hall, Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Emily Cressy, Matthew Cressy, Connor Foley, Jordyn Foley, Evan Davidson, Jonathan Hall, Zachary Hall, Nicholas Hall, MacKenzie Strange, Christian Strange, and Mason Strange; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence in Ft. Blackmore.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Gate City Funeral Home by Pastor John Clifford Pierson and Rev. Ron Ramsey.

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

Pallbearers will be Milburn Hall, Darius Hall, Bobby Hall, Matthew Hall, Michael Strange, Mackenzie Strange, Michael Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Qualls, Danny Casteel, Dr. Todd Cassel, John Walters, Darryl Baker, and John Shannon Gillenwater.

The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at the Brian Center for their love, patience, and care given to Mr. Hall during his time there. Also thanks to Dr. Todd Cassel, Nancy Carter and the staff at Clinch River Health Services for their support in the years of Mr. Hall's illness.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Curtis Fred “Curt” Hall

CHURCH HILL—Curtis Fred “Curt” Hall, 76, Church Hill, passed away Dec. 16, 2010, at Hertiage Hall, Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 15, 1934. He was a retired steel worker for A.K. Steel in Middletown, Ohio. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew G. Hall and Avia Estelle Kerns Hall; sisters, Annie Akers and Ruby Cole; brother, Bobby Hall and three infant brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Hall, of the home; sons, Jimmie Hall and wife, Cindi, Columbia, S.C., Tim Hall and wife, Wanda, Kingsport and Angel Connor Johnson, Church Hill; step-son, Jamie Barnett and wife, Natoshia, Church Hill; stepdaughter, Amy Saul and husband, Donnie, Dungannon, Va.; sisters, Edna Greene, Gate City, Va., Berniece Dingus and husband, John, Kingsport; brothers, Roy Hall and wife, Faye, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Clyde Hall and wife, Geneva, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Shawnya Lisko, Columbia, S.C., Amy Davis, Welcome, N.C., Pam Jones and husband, Chris, Johnson City, Kyli Barnett and Jaime Leigh Barnett, both of Church Hill, Kala Saul, Donnie Saul and Michael Saul, all Dungannon, Va.; great-grandchildren, Bethany Davis, Welcome, N.C., and Mason Justice, Welcome, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. James

Mann officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carters Cemetery (Stoney Creek). Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Elmo Lee Hall

Elmo L. Hall , Lynn Garden community, died Sunday night ( July 12, 1998 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County , he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was owner and operator of Lynn Garden Hardware for 50 years. He was a charter member of Lynn Garden Optimist Club, a member of United Commercial Travelers Council No. 749, National Retail Hardware Association and the Tru-Serv Hardware Company. He was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock A. and Vertie Hall ; and two brothers, G.B. Hall and Ralph C. Hall .

Surviving are his wife, Sue Quillen Hall , of the home; four sisters, Elizabeth Grindstaff and Edith Bullis, both of Johnson City, Gladeth Galloway and Mary Louise Hall , both of Kingsport; three brothers, Frank L. Hall , Kingsport, Jay Hall , Gray, and Raymond Hall , Oliver Springs, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Hoilman and the Rev. John C. Anderson officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to Lynn Garden Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church .

Kingsport Times-News
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Emogene (Bowen) Hall

DUFFIELD, Va. - Emogene Bowen Hall , 57, died Wednesday morning ( Dec. 8, 1999 ) at the residence of her son after a lengthy illness.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ida Tipton Bowen.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Hall , Stanleytown community; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Gwenda Hall , Gate City, Va.; sister, Shirley Foster, Wise, Va.; brother, Donald Eugene Bowen, Carbo, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the son's residence ( Yuma community).

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating. Music will be by the Volunteers.

Burial will follow at Hall Cemetery in Stanleytown. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Gladys (Laney) Hall

WISE, Va. — Gladys L. Hall, 93, passed away Monday ( July 13, 2009 ) at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton , Va.

She was a member of the Church of Christ since 1959.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin R. Hall Sr.; her parents, Roscoe Conklin and Myrtle Stallard Laney; three brothers, Eugene Laney, Buford Laney and Claude Laney; three sisters, Sally Jessee, Pearl Horne and Stella Hancock.

Surviving are two sons, E.R. Hall Jr. and wife, Diane of Wise, Va. and Benny Hall of Wise, Va.; two stepsons, Norman Hall of Williamsburg, Va. and Carroll Hall of Big Stone Gap, Va.; two stepdaughters, Lorraine Baker and Willie Ann Mullins, both of Wise, Va.; a sister, Geneva Hicks of Abingdon, Va.; two grandchildren, Deanna Cox and Ruben Hall; three great-grandchildren, Owen Cox, Seth Cox and Ethan Hall; 10 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; a special caregiver, Becky Boozer; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Windell Wiser and Evangelist Carl Witty officiating.

Burial will follow in the Laney Cemetery .

Sturgill Funeral Home, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Helen Georgie Hall

Helen Georgie Hall, 76, of Bastian, Va., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bastian, Va.

She was born in Bland County, Va., daughter of the late Harry Frank and Rebecca Jane Stacy Hall.

She is survived by one sister, Jean Alexander of Palmetto, Fla.; two brothers, Harry F. Hall of Richmond, Va. and Jay Fred Hall Sr. of Bastian, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the your favorite charity.

Highland Bland Funeral Chapel in Bland, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Bland County [VA] Messenger, Thursday, February 17, 2005

Submitted by Don Lane

Jay Fred Hall Sr.

BASTIAN, Va. — Jay Fred Hall Sr., 79, of Bastian, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Carrington Place at Wytheville, Va.

He was born Jan. 28, 1927 in Fort Blackmore, Va., son of the late Frank and Rebecca Stacy Hall. He was a member of Bastian Church of God and a former member of the Bland County Rescue Squad. Mr. Jay Fred was a member of the board of the Bland County Planning Commission, a member of the board of Rose Hill Cemetery Committee, a member of Elbert Muncy Lodge No. 298, A.F.&A.M. of Rocky Gap, Va., chairman of the electoral board of Bland County and a former law enforcement officer in Kingsport, Tenn. He was the owner/operator of Jay Fred’s Market in Bastian for 31 years and he was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Jumper and infant Patsy J. Hall and a sister, Helen Hall.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy A. Hall of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Parris of Buchanan, Va., Rebecca A. Hall of Robbinsville, N.C., Joanna A. Putnam and Willie of Bastian, and Debra H. Bird and Jim of Robbinsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jay Fred Hall Jr. and Carol of Bastian, and William G. Hall and Mary of North Tazewell, Va.; one sister, Jean Alexander of Florida; one brother, Harry F. Hall Jr. of Bastian; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 1, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Bastian Church of God with Pastor David Webb officiating. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 2 at noon at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Hall will be taken to the church where the family will receive friends today from 5 p.m. until service time.

Arrangements by Highland Bland Funeral Chapel, Bland, Va.

Bluefield [WV] Daily Telegraph, Oct 31, 2006

Submitted by Don Lane

Joan (Casteel) Bright Hall

KINGSPORT — Joan Casteel Bright Hall, 74, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord suddenly after the result of an apparent heart attack on Sunday (April 26, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1934 in Dungannon, Va., and was the daughter of the late John and Agnes Casteel.

Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a seamstress for 22 years at J.C. Penny’s until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Hilton’s Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Senior Citizen group at the Kingsport Renaissance Center.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hall; sister, Mary Sue Tipton; niece, Cassandra McDavid; step-grandson, Josh Bentley; step-granddaughter, Tracy Hall.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen Bentley and husband, Jerry of Hiltons, Va. and Ann Bright of Kingsport; son, Matthew Hall of the home; niece, Pam Babb of the home; step-sons, Wayne Hall of Spotsylvania, Va. and George S. Hall of Ashton, Va.; step-daughter, Pam Spencer and husband, Bud of Front Royal, Va.; step-grandchildren, Jerry Bentley of Kingsport, Matthew Hall of Spotsylvania, Va., Lauren Starr and Andy Starr, both of Front Royal, Va., George S. Hall III of Alexandria, Va.; sister, Carol Epperson of Yuma, Va.; nieces and nephews, Marvin Tipton, Kenny Wayne Tipton and wife, Angela, Melinda Lockhart and husband, Gilbert, Ronald McClellan and wife, Angela, Tiffany Caldwell, Michelle Sturgill and husband, Charlie and Donovan Epperson.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Scott Tipton.

Graveside services will be held on Friday in Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Everlasting Life at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Bentley II, Marvin Tipton, Kenny Wayne Tipton, Ron McClellan, and Glen "Willie" Babb.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Joan Casteel Bright Hall.

Kingsport Times-News
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John Clyde Hall

John “Clyde” Hall, 86, of Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012 in the Intensive Care Unit of Indian Path Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Born on April 24, 1925 in Scott County, VA, Clyde was a carpenter by trade and also was a co-owner of a local garage for several years. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Pendleton’s Freewill Baptist Church in Rye Cove, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Hall and Estell Kern Hall; infant daughter, Charlotte Juanita; sisters, Annie Akers, Ruby Cole and Beulah Dingus; brothers, Curtis Hall, Roy Hall and Bobby Hall; and three infant brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geneva Dingus Hall of the home; daughter, Peggy Hall, Church Hill, TN; son, Jerry Hall, of the home; sisters, Edna Dorton Greene, Gate City, VA and Bernice Hall Dingus and husband John, Kingsport, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Pendleton’s Freewill Baptist Church, Rye Cove, VA and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 1 PM at Pendleton’s Freewill Baptist Church, Rye Cove, VA with the Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating.

Music will be provided by Pendleton’s Quartet.

Interment will follow in the Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore (Stoney Creek), VA.

Pallbearers will be Harold Hall, Roger Hall, Johnny Hall, Bill Dorton, Dale Dorton and David Cole.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Cole, Johnny Cole, David Barrett and Carl Dorton.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dean Burton and ICU Indian Path Hospital for the special care given to Clyde and his family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com/obituaries

Submitted by Don Lane

Leetice Geneva (Stallard) Hall

WISE, Va. — Mrs. Leetice Geneva Stallard Hall, 87, passed away Tuesday (March 10, 2009) at her home, surround by her loving family.

She was the daughter of Alonzo C. Stallard Sr. and Margaret Ellen Nash Stallard. Mrs. Hall dearly loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sisters, brothers and all her family. She spent her life making a good home for her family, enjoying cooking meals and setting beautiful tables for them to enjoy. She was also a seamstress making clothing for her daughters, sisters and others through the years. Her hobbies included collecting dolls (making clothes for many of them) and collecting antique butter dishes.

Mrs. Hall became a Christian early in life. She taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was an active member of the First Church of God in Norton, Va. for many years before moving to Wise where she was a member of the First Church of God in Wise, was a member of the Women of the Church of God and sang in the choir before becoming unable to participate due to her health.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James E. Hall; two sisters, Edna S. Gilliam and Mabrey S. Estes; and one brother, Wailand Stallard.

Surviving are two daughters, Glenda Hall Jones and husband, John of Atlanta, Ga. and Phyllis M. Hall of Wise, Va.; two grandsons, Stephen Kelly Jones and Michael Evan Jones and wife, Sandra; great-granddaughter, Catherine Elise Jones, all of Atlanta, Ga.; her sisters, Mattie S. Buchanan of Wise, Va. and Margaret S. Jordan of Abingdon, Va.; her brothers, A.C. Stallard Jr. of Abingdon, Va., and Jobie W. Stallard of Wise, Va.; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Carty and husband, Bill, Joan Lawson and husband, Darrell and Dorothy M. Stallard, all of Wise, Va.; several nieces, nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of God in Wise, Va. with Pastor Ben Murphy officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Coeburn, Va.

Mrs. Hall will be taken to the church one hour prior to services to lie in state.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louella (Sumner) Hall

Louella S. Hall took her final step to her eternal home early Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Life Care of Cleveland, TN to join those who had gone before her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Emory H. Hall, who passed after a long, brave battle with cancer on June 4, 2005 in Cleveland, TN. Also preceding her was her mother, Leona Hammond Sumner, in Atlanta, GA; by her only sister and brother-in-law, Mary S. and Curtis Gray in Griffin, GA; by her grandparents, Rev. James Melvin and Mary Abigail Thompson Hammond, who helped raise her and her sister, Mary, along with an aunt and uncle, Anna Belle Salyer and Thomas “Tee” Taft Hammond. She was also preceded by two uncles, Pvt. Robert Hammond and Sgt. Hagan Hammond.

Louella was a born again Pentecostal Christian most of her life. She faithfully taught Sunday school for several years including all age groups. She also worked in the youth department and any other place she was needed.

She is survived by one daughter, Jewel Mae and husband, Dr. Herbert S. Frazier, Sr, of Cleveland, TN; one son, Dr. Wm. Kenneth Hall, Sr. and wife, Patsy Moody Hall, of Graham, NC., she had three grandsons, Rev. Herbert “Chip” Frazier, Jr. and wife, Lisa Erickson-Frazier, of Chattanooga, TN, B. Christopher Frazier of Cleveland, TN and Rev. Wm. Kenneth Hall, Jr. and wife, Kari, of Chapel Hill, NC and granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Hall of Mebane, NC. Also surviving are seven great grandchildren, J.T., Calah, Abby and husband, Terry Tipton, Bekah, and Lydia Frazier of Cleveland, TN and Ingrid Hall of Charlotte, NC and one great grandson, Jude Oliver Tipton of Cleveland, TN. Also surviving are five cousins she was raised with, Ross Hammond, Clifford Hammond, Marie Haney, David Hammond all of Florida and their brother, Jack Hammond and wife, Jeannie of California. She leaves three adopted family members, Ruby Rogers of Gate City, VA and Sharon Grover and son, Brian of Chattanooga, TN.

Louella was involved with American Institute of Banking as a member of the Board of Directors, Secretary, Vice-President and President, and received awards for her work by American Institute of Banking. She worked most of her life for various businesses, US Post Office, Riggs Bros. Construction, Lab Glass, J.C. Penny, Belks and Holston Defense. She attended E.T.S.U. and Whitney Business College while working full-time.

The family will have a visitation from 10 am – 11 am Friday, May 31, 2013 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home 520 Watauga St., Kingsport, TN. Services will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leighton Roberts as the minister. She will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN.

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

We give our heartfelt thanks to Rev. Wendell Smith, Sr., Adult Pastor at Westmore Church of God, Cleveland, TN for his visits and prayers; the nursing staff at Dalton Place in Chattanooga, TN while in hospice; the staff at Morningside of Cleveland Assisted Living and Life Care of Cleveland for the care and love she was given.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown Kingsport is serving the family of Louella S. Hall.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Margie Lee (Howington) Hall

GATE CITY , Va. - Mrs. Margie Lee (Howington) Hall , 84, entered into rest on Tuesday ( July 20, 1999 ) at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Scott County , Va. , on Dec. 14, 1914 , she was the daughter of the late J.C. (Jay) and Cordelia Lane Howington. She was a born again Christian and attended Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Hall ; two sons, Willie Lee Hall and Buford Bruce Hall ; one infant grandson; one infant granddaughter; three sisters, Pearlie Taylor, Lula Stidham and Ruth Crockett; two brothers, Conley Howington and Wesley Howington; and two sons-in-law, Ralph Casteel and Archie Osborne.

Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Delma Casteel, Dungannon, Va., Wanda Clarice Osborne, Church Hill and Lynna and Gerald Scalf, Houston, Texas; four sons and daughters-in-law, Milburn and Judy (Potts) Hall , Gate City, Va., Vernon and Wilma (Taylor) Hall , Acworth, Ga., Bobby and Brenda (Williams) Hall , Gate City, Va., and Darius and Brenda (Marshall) Hall , Hiltons, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Gracie Casteel, Gate City, Va., and Nancy Saul, Kingsport; two brothers, Bobby Howington, Clinchport, Va., and A.D. Howington, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and one very special nephew, J.T. Crockett.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Vernon McDavid and the Rev. Riley Boy officiating. Music will be provided by Shelby Greear.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carter Cemetery on Stoney Creek , Ft. Blackmore , Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. for procession to the graveside services. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mattie (Edwards) Hall

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mattie "Mamaw'' Hall, 93, entered into rest Wednesday (Nov. 6, 2002) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and a resident of Brian Center since March 1, 2000.

She was a charter member of the Starnes Bend Freewill Baptist Church. She loved the Lord first and foremost and she dearly loved her family and they loved her as well.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Aug. 2, 1909 to the late Lewis and Lakie Thompson Edwards.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nath Hall; two sons, Elmer and Bill Hall; brothers, Jim and Ben Edwards; sisters, Lola Baldwin, Clalie Shelton and Maxie McMillian.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Virgie and Booty France, Gate City, Va., and Kathy and Billy Hensley, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Rhonda Hall, Weber City, Va.; four granddaughters, Diahanna Peters, Barbara Gillispie, Peggy Kinkead and Melissa Hensley; two grandsons, Jason France and Nathan Hall; five great-granddaughters, Danielle, Sara, Latisha, Brittiany and Bridgette; three great-grandsons, Thomas, Johnathan and Dustin; sister-in-law, Kathleen Edwards; three special nieces, Patsy Hensley, Betty Gillenwater and Lisa Minton; three special nephews, Larry, Doyle and Ronnie Edwards; several other nieces and nephews, and someone she loved dearly just like a grandson, Dennis Winston, and everyone she loved so much at the Brian Center.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughters, Virgie France or Kathy Hensley.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Gillenwater, Pastor Clifford Pierson and the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating.

Music will be provided by Toke, Jim, Brodis Hensley and James Lawson and a special song by Patsy Hensley.

Burial will follow the service at Edwards Family Cemetery, Hill Station community and a special song by Emmette Lane.

Pallbearers will be Larry, Doyle and Wes Edwards, Dennis Winston, Mark Kinkead, C.B. Peters, Junior Babb and Micheal Collins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harrison Rhoton and Harry Hillman.

The family wishes to thank the Brian Center for all their love, friendship and loving care they gave so unselfishly to our dear mother.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Patsy Lou (Mitchell) Hall

GATE CITY, Va. - Patsy Lou Mitchell Hall, 59, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 24, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

Mrs. Hall was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. She was a very special wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a Jehovah witness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Eliza Virginia Smith Mitchell; sister, Lillian Williams; brother, William Mitchell; sister-in-law, Annie Akers; special sister-in-law, Ruby Cole; niece, Patricia Taylor; nephews, Jeffery and Timmy Dunlap; and very special friend, Vivian Stacey.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby G. Hall, of the home; daughters, Karen Hall Johnson and husband Jefferey, Clinchport, Va., Dinah Hall Bays and husband Alvin, Kingsport, Diana Hall Graham and husband Ronnie, Kingsport; special grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson and Dennis Brown, Glen Arm, Md., Jefferey Johnson Jr. and Rebecca Johnson, Clinchport, Va., Kimberly Graham, Christopher Graham, Preston Graham, Kendra Brooke Bays, Kingsport; very special grandson, Bobby Eugene Hall, Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Jeanette Brown and Pricilla Brown, Glen Arm, Md.; sisters, Flora Hutchins, Kingsport, Juanita Cook and husband Harold, Fall Branch, Tenn., Mae Vance, Kingsport, Carrie Gambrell, Kingsport, Leena Davis and husband Dave, Cedartown, Ga., Peggy Hutchins and husband Ralph, Cedar Bluff, Ala.; brothers, Edwin Wayne Mitchell and wife Ann, Clinchport, Va., Thomas Junior Mitchell and wife Ann, Fall Branch; several special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; several special nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Goad officiating.

Interment will be in the Carter Cemetery on Stoney Creek.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Hall, Jefferey Johnson Jr., Brad Dunlap, Quinten Dunlap, Eddie Cole, Timothy Taylor, Gary Hutchins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Graham, Preston Graham and Ray Hutchins.

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Patsy (Sloan) Hall

GATE CITY, Va. - Patsy Hall, 53, entered into rest Friday ( July 19, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. , on March 28, 1949 , she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Bonnie Estelle Rhoton Sloan.

In addition to her parents, her ex-husband, Jack Lewis Hall, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Lori Hall, Gate City; special friend, Otis Wages; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Harry Stapleton, Gate City, Morella Duncan, Yuma, Va., and Shirley and Regis Jones, Portsmouth, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Geneva Sloan, Gate City, Norman and Cora Sloan and Bobby Lee and Vonda Sloan, all of Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Sloan and the Rev. Pat Hammonds officiating. Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet and Jeff Crigger.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sloantown Cemetery in the Sloantown community of Scott County , Va.

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

Kenny Wininger, Otis Wages, Greg Sloan, Roger Duncan, Randy Duncan, Rodney Duncan, Ricky Sloan, Michael Sloan and Clell Williams will serve as pallbearers.

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Roger Lee Hall

WEBER CITY, Va. — Roger Lee Hall, 54, of Weber City, Va., passed away Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012).

Born July 31, 1957, in Kingsport, Roger was a member of the Virginia National Guard, having served three enlistments with the 1032nd Bridge Corp from Gate City, Va. He was a self employed brick mason who loved to hunt and fish. He was a loving son whose greatest desire was to take care of his Mommy. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hagan Hall; maternal grandparents, Cowan and Maggie Page; paternal grandparents, John and Lizzie Hall; several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his mother, Margaret Hall, Weber City, Va.; sister, Sally and Rick Watts, Wise, Va.; brothers, Johnny and Shirley Hall, Hiltons, Va., and Eddie and Lillian Hall, Germany; good friend and caretaker, Ted Ramey, Weber City, Va.; nieces, Deborah Hall and April Hall; nephews, Chad Sartin, Shannon Sartin, Chris Sartin, Justin Hall and Nathan Hall; aunt, Carolynn and Ronald Burgess; uncles, Ed Hall, R.J. Page, Junior Page and Randy Page; several cousins and numerous friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Rex McMurray officiating.

Music will be provided by David and Debbie Easterling and Ricky Burke.

Military graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Cox Cemetery, Nickelsville (Long Hollow), Va., with American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 and the Virginia National Guard officiating.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Ted Ramey.

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

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Thomas Eli Hall

Mabe , Va.- (Spl.)- Thomas E. Hall, 33, coal miner, died at his home at 11:05 p.m. Sunday [ 8/13/1950 ], as a result of an automobile injury. He was a son of Lewis and Dora Allen Baker.

His death was a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident, August a year ago. He was a Baptist.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Bishop Hall; his mother;

two sons, William Ray and Jackie Lewis; two daughters, Effie Jeanmette and Ronda Sue; two brothers, George and James Hall; and a sister, Mrs, Pat Hill, all of Mabe.

Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wayland Owens and the Rev. Dale Duncan in charge.

Burial will be in the family cemetery.

(KINGSPORT TIMES  /  Monday, August 14, 1950)

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Timothy Lee "Tim" Hall

GATE CITY, Va. — Timothy "Tim" Lee Hall, 51, passed away Thursday (Oct. 25, 2007) from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Lee County.

He was born on June 24, 1956 and was a graduate of Twin Springs High School. He retired from Clinchfield Coal Company. Tim enjoyed farming and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Wendell Hall in 1994 and grandparents James (Jim) and Hazel Hall of Long Hollow.

Surviving are his loving wife, Sylvia of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jeremy Collins, Midway community; grandchildren, Tanner and Aubrey Collins, Midway community; sister-in-law, Brenda Dean and husband, Allen of Mendota; nieces, Sharayah and Asia Dean of Mendota; special aunts, Jincy Powers, Nickelsville; Maxine Honeycutt, Carters Valley; Margaret Creekmore, Richmond; Gwen Creekmore and husband Lloyd, Richmond; uncle, Ralph Hall and wife Evelyn,Kingsport; mother, Eva Willis and husband Earl, Bean Station; sisters, Debbie, Chris, Becky, and Gwen; several cousins and many, many special friends and cattlemarket buddies.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Scott and Mark Jessee.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at McConnell Family Cemetery in the Midway community.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dave Dean, Mikey Campbell, Allen Horton, Ike Johnson, Richard Baker, Nathan Kilgore, Jamie Culbertson, Joe Bruce Culbertson, Terry McRenolds, Joey Gillenwater.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Hutchins, Grey Pierson, H.L. McConnell, Dan Burke, Sammy Kilgore, Randy Ervin, Ralph Campbell, Doug Gray, Bill Culbertson, Jake Pyle, Gary Russell, Jim Sumner, Jerry "Flip" Vicars, Wayne "Mousie" Osborne, Doyle Francisco, Ryan Sluss, Dan Creekmore, Joe Meade, Greg Creekmore, and ALL of his cattlemarket friends.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon to go in procession to the cemetery.

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William Ray Hall

CLINCHPORT, Va. - William Ray Hall, 66, of Route 4, passed away Thursday ( April 14, 2005 ) at Brian Center after a short illness.

He was born in the Stanleytown community on May 14, 1938 and was the son of the late Thomas Eli and Pearl Agnes Bishop Hall. He lived with his Uncle James "Jim" Hall and grandmother Louise Baker Hall from the age of 12 until he married Emogene.

He worked at various jobs such as, help build Fort Patrick Henry Dam, was a guard for Wind Energy, janitor at Rye Cove High School , M.D. Mullins Trucking, and Morgan Leg "Cove Creek Coal Corporation", and others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Emogene Bowen Hall (Dec. 1999); grandson, James McKinley Hall (April, 2002); sister, Elizabeth Hall; brother, Jackie Lewis Hall; paternal grandmother, Louise Baker Hall; uncle, James "Jim" McKinley.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas "Tom" and Gwenda Hall, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vonda Sue and Bobby Sloan, Clinchport, Va., Effie Jeanett and Curtis Powers, Gate City, Va.; sister-in-law, Shirley Foster, Wise, Va.; brother-in-law, Donald Bowen, Carbo, Va.; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Terry Rhoton and Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating. Music will be provided by The Volunteers.

Graveside services will be on Monday at 2 p.m. at Hall Cemetery in the Stanleytown community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Betty Lou (Larkins) Huckaby Hamilton

CHURCH HILL — Betty Lou Hamilton, 68, of Church Hill, went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness on Wednesday (May 27, 2009).

She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who had a heart of gold.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Alice G. and George W. Larkins; a daughter, Lisa A. Trent; and a granddaughter, Emily Justice.

Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her husband, Larry R. Hamilton; children, Casey E. Huckaby and wife, Wendy, Tammy Burchfield, Angie Hamilton and Lisa Linkous and husband, Mark; 12 grandchildren, Tina Flanigan, Jason Burchfield, Steven Raymond, David Huckaby, Rachel Scharnakau, Bruce Estep, Ricky Estep, Jared Qualls, Trish Christian, Stephanie Cupit, Tiffani Feagins and Cassidy Justice; five great-grandchildren, Chris Flanigan, Austin Flanigan, Davian Huckaby, Noah Huckaby and Jason Burchfield, Jr.; and sisters, Barbara Ann Meade, Estelle Reba McClellan, and JoAnn Hensley.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, and Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Fletcher, Pastor Fred Diamond and Pastor Tim Hodges officiating.

Graveside services will be held following the funeral at Larkins Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Parson, Lynn Parson, David King, William Pierson, Mark Linkous, and Jonathan Dykes. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hurd, Buck Harrison, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Mountain States Home Care for all their love and support and mostly to her beloved friend, Lucy, who stood beside her until the end.

Memorial contributions can be made to Larkins Cemetery, c/o Ronnie Larkins, 223 Tranbarger Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Betty Hamilton.

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Edith (Hensley) Hammitt

GRAY - Edith Hammitt, 75, 598 Liberty Church Rd., passed away early Sunday morning at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was a native of Scott County , Va. , and was a daughter of the late Clint Hensley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Lee Hammitt; four brothers, Genie Hensley, Curtis Hensley, Clint Hensley, and Henry Hensley; one sister, Louise Wise.

She is survived by one daughter, Rita Hammitt; one son, Curtis Hammitt; one grandson, Kenneth Hammit; one granddaughter, Lisa Hammitt Guillion; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gray Funeral Home.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow in the Washington County Memory Gardens .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Gray Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hammitt.

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Anna Lee (Carter) Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Anna L. Carter Hammonds, 92, Fairview Avenue, went to be with the Lord Sunday (July 23, 2000) at 8:50 a.m. at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in Kingsport for over 74 years.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Walker Hammonds in 1972; one son, Virgil Lee Hammonds; grandson, Lonnie Stephen Wooten; parents, George Carter and Mozella Quillen Carter; sister, Georgia Wolfe; three brothers, Horton Carter, Robert Carter and John Carter.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Lonnie (Lillian) Wooten, Kingsport, Mrs. John (Carolyn) Wagner, Gray; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold Hammonds, Kingsport, Gene Hammonds and wife, Nana, Church Hill, Bobby Jack Hammonds and wife, Linda, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Juanita McKay Hammonds, Kingsport; one sister, Janie Johnson, Kingsport; three brothers, Walter Carter, Franklin Carter, and Kelly Carter, all of Gate City.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten and the Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Barbara J. (Miller) Hammond

Barbara J. Hammond, 83, of Watseka, IL, formerly of Sheldon, IL

Barbara J. Hammond died Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Watseka Rehab and Health Care Center in Watseka.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. Rev. Tom McCann will officiate.

Mrs. Hammond was born March 24, 1926 in Watseka, a daughter of Franklin and Ethel Miller. She married William M. Hammond on September 2, 1945 in Watseka, IL. He preceded her in death on February 6, 2009.

Survivors of Barbara J. Hammond include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Gail Lambert of Sheldon, IL and Mary Jo and Morris Long of Rossville, IL; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Mrs. Hammond was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, puzzle books and cards.

Memorials may be made to Family Wishes.

Knapp Funeral Home obituaries at www.knappfuneralhomes.com

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Betty Ruth (Sellers) Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Betty Ruth Hammonds, 73, went to be in the beautiful garden with the Lord on Saturday (July 12, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Cherryville, N.C., and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to everyone. She enjoyed her cats and was a dispatcher for West View Cab Service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carrie Ola Sellers and Jake Sellers Sr.; brothers, Carl Sellers and Junior Sellers; infant baby, Bradley Odell Hammonds.

Survivors include her husband, Odell Hammonds, Kingsport; three daughters, Angela Seaver and husband Bobby of Mount Carmel, Sybil Jeannette Galloway and husband Ed of Mount Carmel, Sue Conkin and husband Jackie of Kingsport; two sons, Larry Hammonds, and David Hammonds and wife Wanda, all of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, Michelle Woods, Eddie Galloway, Eric Crowe, Jason Conkin, Hannah Conkin, Dustin and Vanetti Hammonds, Heather Watts, Brent Hammonds; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Ramsey of North Carolina, Katheryn Powers of Ohio, Brenda Gilliam of Nashville, Patsy Coffey of Ohio, Alline Powers and Vernie Clark, both of Wise, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends at the home of her son, David Hammonds, 804 Camden Drive.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Stout, Gale Hartley and Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Committal services will follow in the mausoleum at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

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Charles Melvin "C. M." Hammond Jr.

Charles Melvin Hammond Jr., 67, 424 S. Valley View Circle, Indian Springs community, Kingsport, died Wednesday morning (Sept. 23, 1987) at Indian Path Hospital after a brief illness.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and had lived in Sullivan County for the last 20 years. He retired March 1,1980 from the Tenite Division of Tennessee Eastman Company after 40 years and three months of service.

Mr. Hammond was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wanda Frazier Hammond, Kingsport; one daughter, Carol Dougherty, Blountville; one son, Eddie Hammond, Kingsport; three grandchildren; his father, Charles Melvin Hammond Sr., Kingsport; one brother, Herschel Hammond, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Suiter and Darryl Pratt officiating.

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

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Clara Vadis (Peters) Nash Hamilton

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Clara Vadis Hamilton, 93, entered into rest Sunday (June 8, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on April 13, 1910 to the late Logan Samuel and Edna Faye Flanary Peters.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Garland E. Nash, April 1, 1941, and second husband, Cummins H. Hamilton, October 1956; sister, Claudia Mann; and brother, Cecil R. Peters.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ertel and Sallie Nash, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby Crooke, Weber City, Va., Elsie and Ray Tipton Jr., Clinchport, Va.; grandsons and wives, Garland E. and Shelia Nash, Nickelsville, Va., Ertel Odene Nash Jr., James Randall Nash, and Billy Ray and Robin Nash, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; granddaughters and husbands, Clara Sue and Ricky Hammonds, Blountville, Janice Evelyn and Tommy Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Angela Rogers, Brandi, Whitney, Tilden, Harley Nash, Kina and Alisha Nash, Penny and Samuel Gillenwater, Sarah and Matthew Nash, Tristen and Nathan Nash; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Coy Butler and the Rev. Roy Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Midway Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons, Tilden Nash, Samuel Gillenwater, Ricky Hammonds, Tommy Gillenwater, Billy Nash, Odene Nash Jr., James Nash and G.E. Nash.

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Cuminings Hermon Hamilton

NICKELSVILLE. Va. - Cuminings Hermon Hamilton, 51, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home, Nicklesville, route two, at 2:05 p.m. Sunday.

He was a resident of Scott County, a farmer, a veteran of World War Two and a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Nash Hamilton: one step-son. Ertel Nash of Fort Blackmore, Route 1; two sisters: Mrs. Laura Smith of Richmond, and Mrs. Carrie Bond of Pasadena. Tex.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home. The Rev. N. P. King will officiate.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Tne body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, October 23, 1956)

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Blanch N. (Gillenwater) Brickey Hammond

GATE CITY , Va. — Blanch Brickey Hammond, 89, of Gate City went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, (Feb. 4, 2011) at her residence after an extended illness.

Blanch was a very special Granny to all her grandchildren. She was a member of Gillenwater Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Melissa Lane Gillenwater; four sisters; two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Deann Dybevick of Florida, Judy Summey of Kingsport, Jeanette (Raymond) Dingus of Kingsport, Jeanelle (Bill) Ashworth of Duffield, Sandra Dorton of Weber City, Georgia Counts of Piney Flats; her son, Steve (Donna) Brickey of Dungannon, Va.; twelve grandchildren, Mike (Tina) Summey, Kim Summey, Lori (David) Waycaster, Doug Brickey, Wendell Dingus, Wade (Amy) Dingus, Len (Eva) Counts, Michelle (Jim) Templeton, Amy Dorton, Melissa (Tony) Koop, Julia (David) Williams and Tina (Tony) Anderson; twenty great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; along with a close friend, Mildred Deskins.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home.

A service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Debord officiating.

Eulogy will be by David Waycaster.

An entombment service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Mike Summey, Wendell Dingus, Wade Dingus, Len Counts, Jim Templeton, Tony Anderson and David Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Carrico, James Jones, Troy Brickey, Grady Gillenwater, Odell Quillen, B.C. Brickey, Wayne Adkins and Rick Gillenwater.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to her caregivers, Advanced Home Health and Wellmont Hospice, Dr. Wesley Eastridge and staff.

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

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Bradley Ellis Hammonds

Bradley Ellis Hammonds, 69, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Hammonds was born in Scott County, VA on October 2, 1941 , the son of Henry Alfred and Lillian Marie Owens Hammonds. He was a retired foreman with Tennessee Eastman.

A sister, Patsy Hammonds and brothers Glen and Fred Hammonds preceded Ellis in death.

Surviving in addition to his parents, Henry "Bill" and Lillian Hammonds, Gray, TN is his wife, Dorothy Spivey Hammonds, Gate City, VA; daughters, Donna Darnell and husband, Martin, Kingsport, TN, Melissa "Missy" Jennings, Gate City, VA, Lisa Dalton and husband, John, Houston, TX, and Tammy Cross and husband, Jonathan, Kingsport, TN; son, Chad Hammonds and wife, Julie, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Marlana Williams, Brad Dalton, Jocelyn Newton, Ashley Dalton, Trey Howe, Zachary Howe, Lily Hammonds, and Maggie Hammonds; great-grandson, Harrison Williams; sisters, Marcelina McNeese and husband, Odie, Nashville, TN, Erma McCulley and husband, John, Gray, TN, and Juanita Dishner and husband, Curtis, Gray, TN; brother, Keith Hammonds and wife, Arlene, Gray, TN; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; along with several niece, nephews, and many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. , Friday, June 24, 2011 at the 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 the Elder Jimmy Combs and the Rev. Shannon Salyer officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the family cemetery, Copper Ridge in Scott County , VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Tony Tipton, Michael Tipton, John Spivey, Don Spivey, and Teddy Mullins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Bradley Ellis Hammonds.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com
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Elbert Franklin Hammonds Sr.

Elbert Franklin Hammonds, Sr., 63, 3424 Bloomingdale Pike, died Saturday (Feb. 15, 1992) at his residence after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, he had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life.

He was a former employee of North American Van Lines in Johnson City for several years, and retired from Kingsport Transfer in 1976.

He attended the Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hobert Franklin Hammonds.

Surviving are his fiance, Louise Jones, Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Nancy) Davidson, Clinton, Ohio; two sons, Elbert Franklin Hammonds, Jr., Clinton, Ohio, and Willard Eugene Hammonds, Toledo, Ohio; five grandchildren; his mother, Kathleen Allen Hammonds, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Wanda) Vaughn and Virginia Ruth Boatright, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Rev. Alvin Hammonds, Long View, Texas, and Rev. Ralph Hammonds, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raymond Hammonds and the Rev. Joe Goad, Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ella Faye (Darnell) Hammond

KINGSPORT - Ella Darnell Hammond, 94, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Feb.9, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport since 1941. She was employed with Betty Gay Ladies Wearing Apparel, retiring after several years of service.

Mrs. Hammond was a member of Christian Life Center.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert Lyon "Bob" Hammond; son, Donald F.D. Hammond; daughter-in-law, Jean B. Hammond; parents, Monroe F. Darnell and Nannie J. Vicars Darnell; sisters, Alice Bledsoe, Lillie Davidson, Mary Redwine Dishner, and Bertie Webb; and brothers, Rev. W.R. "Ted" Darnell and James Darnell.

Surviving are three granddaughters, Donna Meeks and husband Richard, Sherri Vaughn and husband Tom, and Judy Hutchins Estes; four great-grandsons, Chris Hutchins and wife Libby, Chad Hutchins, Brandon Garrett, and Bradley Vaughn; three great-granddaughters, Nicole Garrett, Megan Garrett, and Laural Vaughn; one great-great-granddaughter, Madison Simmons Hutchins; and one great-great-grandson, Haynes Christopher Hutchins, all of Murfreesboro. She is also survived by two sisters, Callie Sproles of Duffield, Va., and Betty Simenson of Huntsville, Ala.; special niece and caregiver, Dolas Matney of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Christian Life Center.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. today at the church with Rev. James E. Tharp and Rev. Keith Barker officiating.

Music will be provided by Kim Peterson, Valerie Hammonds, and Jody Matney.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Terry Hammonds, Jody Matney, Keith McNew, Rev. Jon Darnell, Jason Webb, and Greg Peterson.

Memorials may be made to Christian Life Center, 2401 N. John B. Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Ella Hammond.

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Emma Belle (Gardner) Hammond

KINGSPORT - Belle Gardner Hammond died Friday afternoon (Nov. 1, 2002) after a brief illness.

A native of Sullivan County, she spent most of her life in Kingsport where she was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Mrs. Hammond was a member of the Long Island Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of Eastern Star and a former member of The Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. She was an avid history buff.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry Hugh and Belle Bowman Gardner; and her husband, Glen Kermit Hammond.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gardner and Wilma Hammond of Kingsport; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kathryn and John Huettel of Boulder, Colo., Elizabeth and Jeff Schodorf of Arlington, Mass.; five great-grandchildren; and a half brother, Petie H. Gardner.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.

A private family graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery.

For those who desire, in lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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Ethel L. (Cox) Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Ethel L. Cox Hammonds, 87, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning ( Dec. 5, 2001 ) at Hillside Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County , she was of the Church of Christ faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mort Hammonds; her parents, Adam and Nellie Cox; a sister, Margie Jennings; and three brothers, Elmer, George and Lon Cox.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Hammonds and his wife Joyce, Church Hill, Donald Hammonds and his wife Jean, Dayton, Ohio; four granddaughters, Janet Hammonds, Kingsport, Donna Owens, Tipp City, Ohio, Tonya Fulcher, Arkansas, and Kellie Pooler, Dayton, Ohio; two grandsons, Ronnie Hammonds, Kingsport, and Terry Hammonds, Church Hill; nine great-grandchildren; and special friends, J.L. and Annis Parker along with their son Jerry, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of the son, Johnny and Joyce Hammonds, 630 Tranbarger, Rd., Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Larry Morelock and the Rev. Calvin Tabor officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church Hill Memory Gardens .

Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 .

Pallbearers will be Wayne Carter, Ronnie Hammonds, Terry Hammonds, Gary Spears, Gene Spears and Jerry Parker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1932 Fairview , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 or to Ross Campground United Methodist Church , c/o Janie Kincheloe, 930 Jackson St. , Mount Carmel , Tenn. 37645 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Floyd Riley Hammonds

 Floyd R. Hammonds, 84, of 53 Cloud Apts., died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 3:45 p.m. Friday [9/8/1972] after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in the Kingsport area since 1917 and was employed by Salyers Candy Company, retiring at the age of 65.  He attended Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annie Lee Dills Hammonds; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Brown, Mrs. Garfield (Mary) Gardner and Mrs. Kermit (Georgia) Ketron, all of Kingsport; sons, Rudolph, James G. and Charles C. Hammonds, all of Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Seymour, Big Stone Gap, Va., 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

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

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Funeral services for Floyd R. Hammonds will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. George Hutchinson, Rev. Dan Gibson and Rev. Walter Williams in charge.  The burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, September 10, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Franklin Hobert “Frank” Hammonds

Frank H. Hammonds, 65, of 3424 Bloomingdale Pike died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 2 a.m. Saturday [ 8/23/1975 ] after a long illness.

Born in Scott County , he had been a resident of Kingsport for 40 years.  He was a self-employed construction worker and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are: his widow, Mrs Kathleen Allen Hammonds; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Virginia Ruth) Boatright and Mrs. Dan (Wanda Faye) Vaughn, both of Kingsport; sons, Elbert F. and Ralph E. Hammonds of Kingsport and the Rev. Alvin H. Hammonds, Hilo, Hawaii; his mother, Mrs. Rose Hammonds, Clinchport; sisters, Mrs. Mary Necessary and Mrs. Nannie Snodgrass, both of Clinchport; brother, Charlie Hammonds, Gate City; 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 24, 1975)

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Funeral services for Frank H. Hammonds will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at West Kingsport Church of God with the Rev. George A. McGuire officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .  Hammond Post No. 3, American Legion, will conduct a graveside military service.  The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday and Monday nights from 7 until 9.  Hamlett-Dobson in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 24, 1975)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

George Marion Hammond

KINGSPORT - George Marion Hammond, 88, went "home" to be with his Lord on Wednesday ( June 7, 2006 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born on Aug. 21, 1917 to his parents, William Hammond and Nevada Henry Hammond. He lived in Nickelsville , Va. , for several years before moving his family to Kingsport 49 years ago. He was a member of the Iron Workers Union of America and was a steelworker in construction before retiring. He attended Roadside Baptist Mission Church in Snowflake, Va.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hammond was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Melita Mae Hammond; one son, Warren Dudley Hammond; one brother, Gilbert Hammond; and three sisters, Mabel Hammond, Dorothy McMurray and Edna Gilmer.

Surviving are his son, Raymond E. Hammond and wife Carolyn of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Randy Hammond of Church Hill, Greg Hammond of Gallup, N.Mex., Regina Lee and husband Jim of Green Bay, Wis., Tina Horne and husband Daniel of Kingsport, Mark Hammond and wife Sonya of Church Hill; eight great-grandchildren, Grayson and Cooper Lee, Will and Bryson Horne, Trinity and Jordan Hammond, Brooklyn and Brandon Hammond.

The family would like to thank his at home caregivers, Irene Anderson, Della Brandon and Shirley Brooks, for the love and support that they have shown during the past three years.

Also special thanks to the employees of Church Hill Health Care and Rehab Center, Wellmont Holston Valley's Cardiac Telemetry Unit and Wilcox Hall's Third Floor.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Those that wish to attend graveside services are asked to meet in the cemetery at 12:45 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Hammond, Greg Hammond, Mark Hammond, Jim Lee and Daniel Horne.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park , Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mr. George M. Hammond.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Gladstone Wood Hammond

Gate City, Va.-Report has been received here of the death of Gladstone Hammond, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hammond of the Alley Valley Community, in Vancouver, Wash., on Tuesday [8/13/1946.]

Burial will be at Vancouver.

Kingsport News, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac Ingle Hammond

GATE CITY -- Isaac Ingle Hammond 75, died at his home, 304 Woodland St., at 4:50 p.m. Saturday [4/29/1967] after a lingering illness.

A retired farmer, gunsmith, blacksmith and carpenter, he was a lifelong resident of Scott County, son of the late Haskel and Margaret France Hammond.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dessie Bellamy Hammond; daughter, Mrs. H. C. Cowden of Lexington, Ky.; son, Dennie P. Hammond, Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Hughie McClellan and Mrs. James Grizzle, and brother, Canary Hammond, all of Gate City; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gate City Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Frank Chappo and Rev. Willie C. Jennings will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Gate City Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and at the home.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 30, 1967

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Judy (Starnes) Hammonds

Gate City, VA - Judy Hammonds, 67, of the Manville Community, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 following a long struggle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig 's disease.

Judy was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a 1963 graduate of Rye Cove High School. She had worked at the Nickels Department Store, Herald Virginia Newspaper, Jennings Clothing and Farm Bureau. Judy always enjoyed working in her flowers. She was well known for her crafts and she decorated for a lot of weddings. She attended Bethel Apostolic church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Otis Starnes.

Survivors include her mother, Myrtle Flanary Starnes, Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, VA, her loving and devoted husband, Don Hammonds, Gate City, VA, brothers and sisters-in –law, Jack and Sandra Starnes, Wise, VA, Teddy and Sue Starnes, Duffield, VA, two nephews and family, Steven Starnes and Donna Gibson, Duffield, VA, Jeffery and Lindsey Starnes, Madison, Ryleigh, and Baby Evan, Grundy, VA, one niece and family, Gena Scurlock, Devon, Logan, and Jacob, AZ, step daughter and family Amy and Aaron Ward, Cole Ward and Blake Hillman, Gate City, VA, special cousins, Faye Kerns and Danny Ward and wife Nancy, in-laws, Emogene and Charlie Hammonds, Gate City, VA, Brenda Flora and Mack Myers, Christiansburg, VA, Bryan and Sloan Bowen and Jarrod and Will Bowen, Cassie and Matthew, Christiansburg, VA, Lowell and Myra Hammonds, Nickelsville, VA, Stephanie, Gerald and Justin Reed, Alan and Laura Hammonds, Nickelsville, VA, and two very special young ladies, Madeline Lane and Abby Wettack.

Judy treasured her longtime friendship with Margaret and Charles Sigmond, Mike and Keltie Kerney and Clarcie Lane. Her best friends were Norma McDavid, Diana Summer, Robin Bond, Nancy Lane, Deborah Gillenwater, Janet Roach, Faye Hill, Sandra Ashworth, Rosa Tipton, Ruth Shepherd and Cathy Johnson.

Judy felt truly blessed to have the opportunity to have met so many people throughout her life that she considered her special friends, including her church family at Bethel Apostolic Church and Manville Holiness Church, her former coworkers at Farm Bureau as well as many others in the Farm Bureau organization and many current and former employees at Ridgecrest Manor.

Her illness brought many special people into her life. Judy was truly grateful to Carol Spivey for the care of and everything she did. The people with the ALS Association, Jennifer Mundy and Patient Family services Coordinator, Wanda Moser, also, Hospice and Palliative Care base in Norton VA, Diane Rose, Barbara Mosier, Reverend Gregory Sargent, Chaplin Sue Mullins and Diana Ott. They all did everything possible to make things more comfortable for Judy.

Special Thanks to her friends of the Manville Community, especially Elizabeth Peters for all the delicious food that she prepared and walked quite a distance to deliver. A big thank you to Wayne Hammonds who brought Elizabeth to visit and for bringing loads of vegetables and canned goods. Appreciation also goes to Glenna Blankenbeckler, Martha Pendleton, Zella Peters, Eddie Spivey, Nancy Peters, Janice Gillenwater, Louise Hammonds, Billy and Bobbie Tigor, Jimmy and Phyllis Combs, and Pat and Danny Dillow for their visits and all the delicious food they brought.

God truly blessed Judy with a very special friend and caregiver, Robin Grizzle. Robin was like a daughter to Judy. They always enjoyed every day together. They cried some and laughed some but most of all, they laughed.

Judy was a true lover of animals, especially dogs. She considered her dog, Prince, a member of the family.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel, of Gate City Funeral Home, Friday, September 21, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Garland Tipton of Bethel Apostolic Church, Pastor Will Shewey of Salem United Methodist Church and Reverend Gregory Sargent of Hopsice officiating. Music will be provided by Mary Ann Williams, Rick Osborne, Ronnie Tipton and Gregory Sargent.

Pallbearers will include, Alan Hammonds, Mike Kerney, Scott Morgan, Dwayne Peters, Jeff Starnes, Steven Starnes, Danny Ward, David Wettack, Tommy Williams and Blake Hillman. Honorary pallbearers will include, Charlie Hammonds, Lowell Hammonds, Barry Flora, Dennis Jones, Jamerson Jones, Bill Peters, Ronnie Tipton, Mack Myers, Bryan Bowen Gerald Reed and Wayne Hammonds.

She requested her body to be cremated and her ashes scattered at the gravesite of her parent in the Hall Cemetery, Stanleytown, VA and at the Hammonds Cemetery on the family farm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Judy's name to; A.L.S. Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, MD, 20855-2731.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Judy Hammonds.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Lubert Hammond

DUFFIELD, Va. — Rev. Lubert Hammond, 78, Duffield, Va. went to be with Lord Sept. 13, 2007 at Indian Path Medical Center .
Born in Scott County , Va. on April 25, 1929 , he was a son of the late Isaac and Florence Gilliam Hammond.
In addition to his parents his sisters, Beulah Tipton, Gladys Lane , Myrtle Hodgson and Lakie Hammond; brothers, Earl “Jack” and William Bill Hammond precede him in death.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and a minister of the Baptist faith for forty plus years ministering to the people of Scott County , Va. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation, Pattonsville Division.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-five plus years, Polly Austin Hammond, Duffield, Va.; daughters, Phyllis Williams and husband, Sam, Duffield, Va. and Teresa France and husband, Larry, Gate City, Va.; sons, Eddie Hammond and Sherry Carter, Duffield, Va. and Richard Hammond and wife, Penny, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Mark and Brian Dingus and Kendra Faith Hammond; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Gary Cavin officiating.
The Mabe Quartet will provide music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.
Mark Dingus, Brian Dingus, Bill Austin, Mike Owens, Toke Hensley and Jake Daugherty will serve as pallbearers.
Ernest Rhoton, “Monk” Rhoton, Kermit Lane , Cecil Austin, Jim Spivey and Danny Smith will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.
In lieu of donations, the family wishes for you to make donations to the church or gospel radio station of your choice.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hammond family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Mary D. (Alley) Hammond

FORT BLACKMOKE, Va. -- Mrs. Mary Alley Hammond, 85, of the Alley Valley Community (Fort Blackmore Route 1) died in Smith Nursing Home, Johnson City, at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday [5/12/1965] after a long illness.

She was a member of the Associated Brotherhood of Christians.

Surviving are her husband Orbin Hammond; daughters, Mrs. John McConnell of Kingsport; Mrs. Charles Toth, Indianapolis; Mrs. Garland Forbes, New Castle, Del; Miss Juanita Hammond, Fort Blackmore; Mrs. Marie Spears, Kingsport, and Mrs. James C. Williams, Indianapolis; sons, Fay, Fort Blackmore; and Clyde Hammond, Kingsport; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Kingsport Times, Thursday, May 13, 1965

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Serena (Jennings) Hammond

GREENWOOD [, Ind.] - Mary Serena Hammond, 86, died Friday (April 13, 2001) at her residence at Greenwood Health and Living Center.

She was born December 29, 1914, in Gate City, Va. Her parents were Floyd Jennings and Laura E. (Hammond) Jennings.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Apostolic, and former member of the Morrison City Apostolic Church.

She married Clide C. Hammond. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Watkins, Whiteland, and Jean Wheatcraft, Greenwood; three brothers, Noah and Roy Jennings, both of Gate City, Va., and Will Jennings of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Blanche Shamlin, Onsteed, Mich.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Calling hours and services were held at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory.

Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Christian Fellowship Church in Greenwood.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

     Maxie Opal (Lane) Hammond

Kingsport -- Opal L. Hammond, 69, 818 Oak Maple Apts., died Monday evening  at HVH&MC.

A native of Scott County, she at­tended the Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Omer Hammond, Kingsport; one son, Wil­liam Carlee Hammond, Kingsport; three daughters, Emma Faye Sharetz, Kingsport, Vonda Mullins, Pikeville, Ky., and Judith Ann Calhoun, Gray; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Walter Lane, Gate City and Delmar Lane, Duffield; two sisters, Mrs. Alene Williams and Mrs. Geneva Lane, both of Kingsport; one half-sister, Mrs. Kate Tilson, Kingsport; two half-brothers, Burle Lane, Jonesborough and Garvey Lane, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, December 14, 1983

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier (From Lola (Carter) Hutchins’ Collection)

Melvin Carmine Hammond

July 19, 1940 - August 28, 2013

Melvin "Mel" Hammond, age 73, of Kingsport, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Rogersville. Mr. Hammond was a Scott County, VA native, and the son of the late Melvin C. and Beulah Spears Hammond. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Kerns and two brothers: Frank Hammond and Melvin Lee Hammond.

Survivors include his children: Timothy A. Hammond, Jody Hammond, Tonya Comer and Melanie Hammond; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Marlin Hammond; two nephews; dear friend, Pam Duffer and the mother of his daughters, Pat Hammond.

Services will be private and held at a later date.

East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Hammond family.

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Milburn Fred Hammond

JONESBORO -- Milburn Fred Hammond, 25, of Rt. 5, Jonesboro, Gray Station Community, was killed in a shooting incident at 7:30 p.m. Friday. [8/30/1974]

He was a native of Scott County, Va. and worked as a construction worker.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Hale Hammond, of the home; three daughters, Linda Lou, Brenda Sue and Mary Gail Hammond, all of the home; one step-daughter, Miss Sue Moody, Jonesboro; one son, Wayland Dale Hammond, of the home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alfred Hammond, Jonesboro; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Owens, Clinchport, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Marcelina Hale, Miss Juanita Hammond, both of Jonesboro, Mrs. Erma Linkous, Copper Cove, Texas; three brothers, Keith Hammond, Jonesboro, Ellis and Glenn Hammond, both of Kingsport.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Milburn Fred Hammond will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wayland Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. J. T. Huff officiating. Burial will follow in the Wayland Dale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be K. T. Stafford, Walter Ward, Vance Cooke, Roy Tucker, Charles and Larry Hammond.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday night.  The body will be taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Monday where the family will receive friends Monday night.  It will be taken to the church one hour before services Tuesday.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, September 1, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Nora Myrtle (Penley) Hammond

GATE CITY, Va. - Nora M. Hammond, 91, Route 1, entered into rest Saturday (June 26, 1999) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

She was born December 6, 1907, in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Andrew and Haley Williams Penley. She was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hammond ; a sister, Gladys Alley.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Neal (Peggy) Cloud, Gate City; three sons, Richard W. Hammond , Gate City, Shelby D. Hammond and Marvin K. Hammond , both of Kingsport; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Amma Hammond , Gate City and Cleo Peters, Kingsport.

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

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

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

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Olena (Spears) Hammond

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Olena Spears Hammond, 90, entered into rest Friday, (Jan. 25, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Hammond was born in Scott County, Va. on July 18, 1917 , a daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Jane Williams Spears.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Lawton Fay Hammond; an infant daughter, Joan Lynn Hammond; grandson, Eric L. Hammond; sisters, Beulah Hammonds and Glenna Quillin; and three brothers, Kelly A. Spears, Milligan Spears, and an infant brother preceded her in death..

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Taylor and husband, Eddie, Kingsport; son, Freddie L. Hammond and wife, Carolina, Kingsport; grandson, Troy L. Hammond, Alexandria, Va.; brothers, Jim Spears and wife, Betty, Gate City, Va. and Rant Spears, Kingsport; special nephew, M.C. (Mel) Hammonds, Kingsport; step grandson, Jeff Taylor and wife, Shannon, Kingsport; step great grandchildren, Kirsten and Bryce Taylor, Kingsport ; along with several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Sunday, January 27, 2008 at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. by the Rev. Bob Lane and eulogized by her nephew, Doc McConnell.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home was honored to serve the Hammond family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ora Clarice (Quillen) Hammond

KINGSPORT - Ora C. Hammond, 95, of Asbury Place Steadman Hills, formerly of Colonial Heights, passed away Thursday (March 23, 2006).

She was born in Scott County, Va. and had resided in Kingsport for the past 40 years.

Mrs. Hammond was a Christian and an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Hammond; sister, Kathleen Quillen; half-sisters, Ruth Jennings and Edith McConnell; two brothers, Hoyt P. Quillen and Hobert J. Quillen.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Maynard, Kingsport; one son, Wayne Hammond, Blountville; four grandchildren, Lora Simpson, Kent Maynard, Alan Hammond, and Troy Hammond; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Ronald Hammond officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alan Hammond, Troy Hammond, Jerry Simpson and Kent Maynard.

Memorials may be made to Asbury Center at Steadman Hill, 1300 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rachel L. (Quillen) Hammond

Rachel Hammond, 86, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday [7/5/1966] at Wilcox Hall after a long illness.

She was born in Scott County the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ira Quillen.  She had been a resident of Sullivan County for four years, making her home with two granddaughters, Mrs. Wallace Alley and Mrs Virgil Meyers.

Survivors include six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carter's Chapel with Rev. C. H. Browning and Rev. James N. Walter officiating.  Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 6, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Richard Lynn Hammond

GATE CITY, Va. — Mr. Richard Lynn Hammond, 47, Gate City, Va., went to be with his Lord, Friday, (July 1, 2011).

Richard was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Sept. 6, 1963, the son of Polly Austin Hammond and the late Lubert Hammond.

He was employed by General Shale.

In addition to his father, Lubert Hammond, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Isaac and Florence Hammond; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Georgia Austin; and a special friend, Sam Ervin.

Surviving is his wife, Amanda (Amy) Hammond, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Kendra Faith Hammond, Gate City, Va.; step son, Greg Herron, Gate City, Va.; mother, Polly Hammond, Duffield, Va.; brother, Eddie Hammond and Sherry Carter, Duffield, Va.; sisters, Phyllis Payne and husband, Tommy, Blackwater, Va., and Teresa France and husband, Larry, Gate City, Va.; second dad and mom, Bill and Shelby Ervin, Gate City, Va.; nephews, Mark Dingus and wife, Brittany, Duffield, Va., and Brian Dingus and wife, Kayla, Duffield, Va.; great-niece, Sarah Renee Dingus, Duffield, Va.; and uncles, Cecil Austin and wife, Ruth, Gate City, Va., Bobby Austin and wife, Patsy, Duffield, Va., and Vextel Austin, Gate City, Va.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Ray Dockery and the Rev. Daryl Hurd officiating.

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

Kevin McNew, Sammy Ervin, Ron Austin, Allen Ison, Mike Ervin and Bill Austin will serve as pallbearers.

Bill Ervin, Randy Ervin, Jack Austin, Travis Austin, Jeff Austin, Greg Austin, Jamie Austin, and Vextel Austin will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make donations can make them in care of Gate City Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, VA 24251 to Amy Hammond, or to a church or charity of their choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Richard Lynn Hammond.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert H. Hammond

Robert Hammond, 34, 1121 Bristol Highway, died at a Knoxville hospital early Sunday morning of injuries suffered when struck by a hit-skip driver late Saturday night.

The remains were brought to Kingsport where funeral services will be conducted from the Pentecostal Church, Maple Street, tomorrow at 10:00 a. m. Rev. W. T. Millsap will officiate. Interment will be in the City Cemetery.

Mr. Hammond was struck by a car as he was crossing Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville. He suffered a fractured skull, broken left shoulder, crushed elbow and internal injuries. The driver of the car has not been apprehended. The parents left Kingsport immediately after hearing of the accident.

Surviving are the widow, five children, Ross, Clifford, Marie, Jack and David Hammond; one brother, Thomas, and two sisters, Anna Belle and Leona Hammond, of Kingsport, and his parents.

Members of the American Legion will serve as pallbearers and women of the Auxiliary as flower bearers.

(Robert Hammond was a son of James Melvin Hammond and Mary Abigail Thompson. His widow was Lovely Ruth (Mann) Hammond.)

KINGSPORT TIMES / MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1934

Submitted by Don Lane

Shelby Dougherty Hammond

KINGSPORT — Shelby Dougherty Hammond, 71, entered into rest Sunday (Dec. 21, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on May 8, 1937 to the late James Howard Hammond and Nora Myrtle Penley.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Slip-Knot Belting Corp. after 38 years of service.

Survivors include one son, Timothy Scott and wife, Pamela Hammond, Bristol, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Peggy Cloud and husband, Neal, Gate City, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin and wife, Dorothy Hammond, Sullivan Gardens, Richard Wayne and wife, Linda Hammond, Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, Kristen Hammond; nephew, Roger Hammond; nieces, Brenda Meade, Debbie Manis, Jennifer Snook and Angie Peak.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Jimmie Davidson officiating.

Music will be provided by Pamela Hammond.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 and the VA National Honor Guard. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Edward Hammonds

Thomas Edward Hammonds, 66, of Kingsport, died early Thursday morning, February 17, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.

Tom was born in Kingsport where he had resided for most of his life. He served in the US Army from 1963-1966 in Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Barbara Hammonds and brother Ronnie Hammonds.

Survivors include daughters, Donna St. Pierre of FL, Kathy Richardson of CO; son Brian Hammonds of CO; grandchildren: Anthony "A.J." Parsons

Trey, Tyler and Tanner St. Pierre

Brianna Fales, Colt and Aaron Richardson; sisters, Margaret Greer, Betty Gillis both of Kingsport, Mary Graham of Nashville and Linda Rutter of Blountville; brothers, Wayne, Kenneth and Sherill Larkins all of Kingsport, James Larkins of KY.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Monday, February 21, 2011 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The service will begin at 7 pm with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00pm Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN. Military rites will be provided by VFW Post # 4939. Serving as pallbearers will be Grant Gillis, Jared Williams, Pat Shanks, and Jason Graham. Honorary pallbearers will be Bart Gillis and Chris Graham.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas J. Hammond

Church Hill - (Spl.) - Thomas J. Hammond, 75, died at the home of a son-in-law, Willard Addington, at 12:20 p.m. Thursday [4/19/1951.]

He was the son of the late James and Polly Gilliam Hammond, both families of which were from Scott County. He formerly lived in the Alley Valley Community of Scott County where he engaged in farming.

Surviving are his wife, Rachael Quillin Hammond, of Church Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Willard Addington, of Kingsport; two sons, Edgar, of Coldwater, Mich., and Otis B. Hammond, of Church Hill; one brother, Willy Hammond of Gate City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Kingsport News, Friday, April 20, 1951

Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Ross Hammond

ORLANDO, Fla. — Thomas Ross Hammond, 89, of Orlando, Fla., died March 14, 2013. Ross was preceded in death by his wife, Lisabeth, who was the love of his life.

He is survived by his brothers, Clifford Hammond of Orlando, Fla. (since 1958), Jack Hammond and his wife Jean of San Jose, Calif. (since 2000), and David Hammond of Lake City, Fla. (since 1998); and sister, Marie Haney of West Palm Beach, Fla. (since 1948).

Ross was born in Kingsport on April 8, 1924, to Robert “Bob” and Lovely (Mann) Hammond. He quit school at the tender of age 15 and started working at Tennessee Eastman from 1938 to 1942, to help his widowed mother raise his four siblings. He then joined the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marines and traveled the world turning his adventures into colorful stories for all to hear. He was honorably discharged in 1945, after World War II, and returned to Eastman. In 1948, Ross returned to the Coast Guard, and became a Marine Officer in 1949. He married Lisabeth Marillie of Chicago in 1954. They moved to Florida in 1986.

Ross is a nephew of Sgt. Hagan Hammond, who is a World War I Hero, killed in 1918 in France and buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. The Kingsport Town Fathers named the following Kingsport landmarks to honor Hagan’s memory and heroic military service: The Hammond Bridge, The American Legion Hammond Post No. 3, Hammond Avenue, Hammond Terrace and Camp Hammond. All who knew and remember Ross realize he was a gift and treasure to us all. His stories and immeasurable kindness will reside in our hearts forever.

A family gathering will be held on Monday (July 29, 2013) at the Oak Hill Memorial Park at 10 a.m. to honor Ross.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Hershel Hammond Sr.

KINGSPORT — William Hershel Hammond Sr., 95, of Remington House, was called home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (Dec. 11, 2008).

He was born in Scott County, Va., where he resided until moving to Kingsport in 1944. Hershel retired from Eastman Kodak as a supervisor in operations in 1974 after 41 years of service. He was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. Hershel enjoyed square dancing, taxidermy work, woodworking and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Quillen Hammond; one sister, Natalie Herron; one brother, C.M. Hammond Jr.; and a grandson, Dennis Nesaw.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Nesaw of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one son, William H. "Bill" Hammond Jr. and wife, Jan of Kingsport; three grandsons, David Nesaw, Brad Hammond, and Bart Hammond; five great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and a special and devoted friend, Margaret Bedford.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Bob McNew and Pastor Arden Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to Colonial Heights Baptist Church building fund, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Hershel Hammond.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Albert Harvey Hammonds

GATE CITY, Va. -- Albert H. Hammonds , 83, Route 2, Gate City, died Thursday (Aug. 20, 1998) in Kingsport.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was retired from the Yarn Plant department of Tennessee Eastman Co. He was former owner of Hammonds Service Station & Grocery, Route 1, Gate City, Va., and was very active in cattle marketing. Mr. Hammonds was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas (Tom) and Mary Catherine Smith Hammonds ; two brothers, Robert Hammonds and Lloyd Hammonds ; two sisters, Lula Williams and Pearlie Hammonds ; one son-in-law, Ed Barger.

Surviving are his wife, Lillie Ramey Hammonds , Gate City, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Eula Barger, Kingsport, Daisy and James Troy Glenn, Nickelsville, Va., Mary and Bill Johnson, Gray, June and Ned Sutherland, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Albert J. (Jack) and Sandra Gilliam Hammonds and Roy L. and Deborah Grizzle Hammonds , both of Gate City, Va.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Ervin, Harlan Ervin and Elbert Ramey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Lee (Carter) Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Anna L. Carter Hammonds, 92, Fairview Avenue, went to be with the Lord Sunday (July 23, 2000) at 8:50 a.m. at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in Kingsport for over 74 years.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Walker Hammonds in 1972; one son, Virgil Lee Hammonds; grandson, Lonnie Stephen Wooten; parents, George Carter and Mozella Quillen Carter; sister, Georgia Wolfe; three brothers, Horton Carter, Robert Carter and John Carter.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Lonnie (Lillian) Wooten, Kingsport, Mrs. John (Carolyn) Wagner, Gray; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold Hammonds, Kingsport, Gene Hammonds and wife, Nana, Church Hill, Bobby Jack Hammonds and wife, Linda, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Juanita McKay Hammonds, Kingsport; one sister, Janie Johnson, Kingsport; three brothers, Walter Carter, Franklin Carter, and Kelly Carter, all of Gate City.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten and the Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Lee (Hamilton) Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Anna Lee ( Hamilton ) Hammonds , 76, of Kingsport , passed away Thursday ( Nov. 10, 2005 ) at her residence.

Anna Lee was born in Fordtown, Tenn., April 27, 1929. She was a daughter of the late Judson and Eliza (Chase) Hamilton. She was married to the late Charles Hammonds. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her infant children, Pauline, Christine and Ricky Hammonds.

Anna Lee is survived by her loving children, Joann Carter and husband, David, Sharon Johnson all of Kingsport, and Janet Woods of Nashville; grandchildren, Shannon Carter and wife, Donna, Michael Carter and wife, Frankie, Tammy Carter, Charles MacMurray and wife, Margie, Jonathan MacMurray, Shane Hammonds, Clint Hammonds, Grace MacMurray and Caleb Johnson; her sister, Francis Binnix of Kingsport; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home and other hours at the residence.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kenny Hammond officiating.

Graveside service will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Prayer .

Pallbearers will be Shane Hammonds, Jonathan MacMurray, Clint Hammonds, Charles MacMurray, Michael Carter, and Shannon Carter.

Special thanks are sent to the Gentiva Hospice for all their love, caregiving and support.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hammonds family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ballard P. Hammonds

Ballard P. Hammonds, 84, Kingsport, TN, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Hammonds, father, Joseph H. Hammonds, mother, Maude K. Hammonds, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

Ballard is survived by 1 brother and 1 sister, both of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 1:00 pm at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hammonds, Knowles, Lark, Alley, Lane, Quillen, Salling, Williams)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Ann Hammonds

KINGSPORT — Barbara Ann Hammonds, age 65, of Kingsport, left this world for her heavenly home on Wednesday (July 22, 2009) at Greystone Healthcare Center.

She had fought a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Kingsport and moved to Nashville in 1958 where she attended Tennessee Preparatory School . She graduated in 1963 and moved back to Kingsport where she spent the rest of her life.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt Hammonds and Ruby Jones Hammonds Larkins; one brother, Ronnie Hammonds; and three brother-in-laws, L. B. Greer, Bob Gillis, and Richard Graham.

Ms. Hammonds is survived by four sisters, Margaret Greer, Betty Gillis, Mary Graham, and Linda Rutter and husband, Louis; five brothers, Thomas Hammonds, Wayne Larkins, and wife Judy, James Larkins and wife Yvonne, Kenneth Larkins and wife Cassie, Sherrill Larkins and wife Sherry; and several nieces and nephews, and special TPS sister, Ellen Willis.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the J. Wayne Hamilton Chapel with Reverend David Tidings officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be James Larkins, Jeff Greer, Bart Gillis, Grant Gillis, Pat Shanks and Jared Williams.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to her friends, care givers, and staff of Greysotne Healthcare Center for the love they showed their sister.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Ms. Barbara Ann Hammonds.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Calvin Cain Hammonds

KINGSPORT — Calvin Cain Hammonds, 87, entered into rest with the Lord on Thursday (July 3, 2008) at Wilcox Hall, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Sullivan County on June 13, 1921. He worked as a tenant farmer, sawmill worker and in construction as he raised his family in Scott County, Va. and Sullivan County, Tenn.

He was of the Apostolic faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Ruth Steffey Hammonds; parents, Michael Cain and Lula Williams Hammonds; one brother, Ulys Hammonds; three sisters, Mallie Lane, Jeraldine Richards, and Nettie Estep; one great-grandson, Ethan Hammonds.

Surviving are five daughters, Elizabeth Spivey, Gate City, Va., special daughter Judy Hammonds, of the home, Fay Spivey and husband Don, Gate City, Va., Jennell Lane and husband Ronnie, Kingsport and Inez Baker and husband Jimmy, Kingsport; two sons, Jimmy Hammonds (twin to Fay) and wife Wanda, Duffield, Va. and Steve Hammonds and wife Phyllis, Duffield, Va.; two sisters, Inez Bailey and husband Paul, Kingsport and Dorothy Peters and husband Verlin, Baileyton, Tenn.; two brothers, Victor Hammonds and wife Julie, Kingsport and Joe Hammonds and wife Ruby, Kingsport; grandchildren, Jeff Spivey, special granddaughter Darlene Flanary and husband Steve, Gerald Spivey and wife Lisa, Darren Spivey and wife Annisa, Revonda Chapman and husband Nick, Kevin Lane and wife Christie, Kim Johnson and husband Mark, Tim Baker and wife Charlene, Jason Baker and wife Amanda, Stephanie Walker and husband Jason, David Hammonds and wife Carolyn, Dewayne Hammonds and wife Roberta, Jonathan Hammonds and wife Christina; 18 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Inez Baker, Bays View Road, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Sykes and Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.

Music will be provided by Tim Hammonds and daughter, Amanda and Dwayne and Jonathan Hammonds.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 12 noon to follow in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Hammonds, Victor Hammonds, and Paul Bailey.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 2601 Willard Rd. Suite 103, Richmond, Va., 23294.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carrie Smith (Steffey) Hammonds

LAPLATA, Md. - Carrie Steffey Hammonds, 87, of LaPlata, Md., died on Oct. 21, 2006.

Carrie was born April 15, 1919 in Scott County, Va. She was the daughter of the late Authur and Mollie Smith Steffey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulys Hammonds; a son, Donald Lee Hammonds; a daughter-in-law, Connie; brothers, Jack Steffey, Brack Steffey, W.A. (Bud) Steffey and her twin brother, Warren Steffey; sisters, Ruth Hammonds and Loudema Ashworth; and a foster brother, Bruce Williams.

Surviving are her children, Carl Hammonds Sr., Reba Dennison and husband, Clifford, Darrel Hammonds and wife, Judy, Nancy Oliver and husband, Robert, all of LaPlata , Md. ; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday with services to follow at the Raymond Funeral Home in LaPlata , Md.

Burial will be in the Trinity Memorial Gardens .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Cecil Curtis Hammonds

Gate City, VA - Cecil Curtis Hammonds, 80, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, April 12, 2013 at Greystone Manor in Castlewood, VA.

Cecil was born in Scott County, VA on July 12, 1932 to the late Canary and Bertha McDavid Hammonds.

In addition to his parents, his brothers Lilburn, Claude, Harry, and L.C. Hammonds preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sisters, Myrtle Jean Sexton, Gate City, VA, Patsy Darnell and husband, James, Gate City, VA and Hazel Ervin, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Mark Sexton, Rev. Eugene Sexton and Rev. Bufford Blankenbeckler officiating. Leann, Hayley, Vayda Darnell; Rev. Mark Sexton and Rev. Eugene Sexton will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted following the service on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Adams Cemetery, Manville, VA in the Copper Ridge Community. Mick Darnell, Rick Darnell, Kelly Sexton, Anthony Poole, Tony Grizzle and Bill Hammonds will serve as pallbearers. Dillon Grizzle, Bobby Poole, Jacob Darnell, Jackie Sexton and Jason Darnell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Cecil Curtis Hammonds.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Melvin Hammond Jr.

Charles Melvin Hammond Jr., 67, 424 S. Valley View Circle, Indian Springs community, Kingsport, died Wednesday morning (Sept. 23, 1987) at Indian Path Hospital after a brief illness.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and had lived in Sullivan County for the last 20 years. He retired March 1,1980 from the Tenite Division of Tennessee Eastman Company after 40 years and three months of service.

Mr. Hammond was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wanda Frazier Hammond, Kingsport; one daughter, Carol Dougherty, Blountville; one son, Eddie Hammond, Kingsport; three grandchildren; his father, Charles Melvin Hammond Sr., Kingsport; one brother, Herschel Hammond, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Suiter and Darryl Pratt officiating.

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

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kingsport Times-News

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

David Eugene Hammonds

KINGSPORT — David Eugene Hammonds, 38, passed away on Thursday (Nov. 3, 2011) at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Roxane Bausell.

He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Phyllis Hammonds; brother, Paul Stewart; sisters, Regina Crawford, Tammy Davenport, Deborah Carroll and Christy Christian; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday until the service time at Sullivan Baptist Church, Kingsport..

A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Hammonds family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Doyle Virgil Hammonds

Mr. Doyle Virgil Hammonds, 92, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, July 25, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Hammonds was born in Scott County, VA on March 6, 1919, a son of the late William Worley Hammonds and Mary Elizabeth Lane Hammonds.

Mr. Hammonds was retired from the Scott County School System. He had many friends and was loved by everyone.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Amma Penley Hammonds in 2008; brother, Kenny Hammonds; and sisters, Lakie Bellamy and Irene Estepp.

Surviving is his brother, Jimmy Hammonds and wife, Lorene; sisters, Blanch Estepp and Hemple Duncan, all of Gate City, VA; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bill Tignor and Rev. Phil Christian officiating. The Tipton Family and The Christian Family will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Nelson Williams, O.C. Templeton, Hubert Hood, Marty Hammonds, Keith Davidson, and Paul Fields will serve as pallbearers. Kenny Akers, J.B. Broadwater, and Neal Cloud will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Doyle Virgil Hammonds.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Emmett Ronnie Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Emmett Ronnie Hammonds, 54, of Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Sunday ( Jan. 16, 2005 ) following a brief illness.

He was born in Kingsport , where he spent most of his life. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Ruby Virginia Jones Hammonds.

Surviving are his daughters, Renee Hammonds and Tonya Hammonds; several grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Greer, Betty Gillis and husband Bob, Mary Graham, Linda Depew and husband Jerry, all of Kingsport, and Barbara Hammonds, Abingdon, Va.; brothers, Wayne Larkins and wife Judy, Kenneth Larkins and wife Cassie, Sherrill Larkins and wife Sherry, all of Kingsport, James Larkins, Owensboro, Ky., and Thomas Hammonds, Nashville; several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265. Chaplain Joe W. Byrd will officiate.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Ethel L. (Cox) Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Ethel L. Cox Hammonds, 87, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning ( Dec. 5, 2001 ) at Hillside Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County , she was of the Church of Christ faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mort Hammonds; her parents, Adam and Nellie Cox; a sister, Margie Jennings; and three brothers, Elmer, George and Lon Cox.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Hammonds and his wife Joyce, Church Hill, Donald Hammonds and his wife Jean, Dayton, Ohio; four granddaughters, Janet Hammonds, Kingsport, Donna Owens, Tipp City, Ohio, Tonya Fulcher, Arkansas, and Kellie Pooler, Dayton, Ohio; two grandsons, Ronnie Hammonds, Kingsport, and Terry Hammonds, Church Hill; nine great-grandchildren; and special friends, J.L. and Annis Parker along with their son Jerry, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of the son, Johnny and Joyce Hammonds, 630 Tranbarger, Rd., Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Larry Morelock and the Rev. Calvin Tabor officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church Hill Memory Gardens .

Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 .

Pallbearers will be Wayne Carter, Ronnie Hammonds, Terry Hammonds, Gary Spears, Gene Spears and Jerry Parker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1932 Fairview , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 or to Ross Campground United Methodist Church , c/o Janie Kincheloe, 930 Jackson St. , Mount Carmel , Tenn. 37645 .

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Submitted by Don Lane  

 

Rev. Eugene Hammonds

Abt 1938 - 8 June 2014

KINGSPORT – Rev. Eugene Hammonds, 75, passed away on Sunday (June 8, 2014) at his residence. Rev. Hammonds was a Minister and Evangelist for many years, having mentored and helped several generations come to the knowledge of Christ. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Hammonds, parents, Mary and Nelce Hammonds, daughter, Roxanne, son, David “Day Day”, sisters, Gertie and Lucille, brothers, Don and Charles.

He is survived by his children, Debra Carroll and her husband, Ron, Christie Lingerfelt and her husband, Jody, Regina Crawford and her husband, Duane, Paul Stewart and his wife, Chris, Tammy Davenport and her husband, Carl, brother, Curt Hammonds, sister, Jeanette Blaylock and her husband, Vaughn, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at Johnson – Arrowood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ken Thacker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Friday at Elm Spring Cemetery. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 A.M. to go in procession. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Johnson – Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Hammonds family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Florence Maggie (Way) Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Florence Hammonds, 73, 509 Weeks Ave., went to be with the Lord Friday (Aug. 18, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was a charter member of Weber City Church of God and was active in the Ladies Ministry.

She was a "Prayer Warrior," loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Farley Hammonds; parents, Sheilds and Elizabeth Way; brother, Ralph Way; sister, Mabel Thomas; son-in-law, Billy "Poochie" Castle; and granddaughter, Christa Castle.

Surviving are daughter and sons-in-law, Mrs. Billy (Betty Jean) Castle, Mrs. Jim (Portia) Akers, and Mrs. Billy (Margaret) Smith, all of Kingsport and Mrs. Paul (Donna) Cummings, Huntsville, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Raymond and Betty Hammonds, Kingsport; grandchildren, Eddie Hammonds, Jody Hammonds, Phillip Castle, Matthew Smith; great-granddaughter, Kayle Castle; several stepgrandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Howard (Blanche) Grey, Bulls Gap, Mrs. Bob (Floella) Freeman, and Mary Cross, both of Rogersville; brothers, Chester and Kathy Way, Horse Cave, Ky., Frank and "Babe" Way and Paul and Norma Way, both of Surgoinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Smith Kestner, the Rev. Ralph Hammonds and Pastor Raymond Hammonds officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Weber City Church of God.

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Submitted by Don Lane

James Garfield Hammonds

James G. Hammonds, 61, 323 West Ravine St. , Kingsport , died Thursday ( Jan. 28, 1988 ) after a lengthy illness at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

Born in Speers Ferry, Va. , he was a resident of Kingsport most of his life.

Mr. Hammonds was employed by General Motors, R. C. Bottling, Plymouth Cab, Gas Electric and was a carpet installer.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Ketron, Mrs. Mary Gardner and Mrs. Helen Brown, all of Kingsport ; one brother, Rudolph Hammonds, Kingsport .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Annie Lee Hammonds, and two brothers, Emmitt and Charles C. Hammonds.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, January 30, 1988)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Goldie L. (Martin) Hammonds

KINGSPORT — Goldie L. Martin Hammonds , 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 10, 2009) at Holston Manor.

She was born in Lee County, Va., and lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of Highland Freewill Baptist Church.

Goldie was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Earl Hammonds; parents, Dave and Artie Allen Martin; daughter, Phyllis Clearly; and four brothers, Woodrow Martin, Gilmer Martin, David Martin and Thurston Martin.

Survivors include her special son, Ronnie Martin and wife, Brenda, of Kingsport; two granddaughters, Lisa Kay McLaughlin and husband, Rob, of Jonesville, Va., and Rhonda Suzanne Ford and husband, Howard, of Kingsport; grandson, Marty Martin of Kingsport; great-granddaughter, Dayna McLaughlin of Jonesville, Va.; and a brother, Harold Martin and wife, Reba, of Kingsport.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park conducted by the Rev. Wayne Baker. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsport Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Lee "Ray" Hammonds

Gate City, VA - Harold Lee "Ray" Hammonds, 75, of the Manville community of Gate City, VA went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 24, 2010.

Born in Scott County, VA on May 24, 1935, he was the son of the late Henry Newton and Virgie Emily McDavid Hammonds. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman after twenty-eight years of service working in the CE Department.

He attended Tipton's Chapel Independent Freewill Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Sisters, Lula Jennings, Lizzie Tipton, and brothers, Bradley and Johnnie Hammonds preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Louise Hammonds, Gate City, VA; sons, Christopher Hammonds, Gate City, VA, and Barry Tipton, Kingsport, TN; granddaughters, Hannah Brooke and Alanah Maria Hammonds; sisters, Nannie Myrtle Jones, Gate City, VA, Ettie Marie Spivey, Gate City, VA, and Shirley Magdalene Tipton, and husband, Coy, Weber City, VA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Lillian Hammonds, Gray, TN, Ben and Marie Hammonds, Gate City, VA, Bob and Lynn Hammonds, Kingsport, TN, Odell Hammonds, Kingsport, TN, Jim Hammonds, Kingsport, TN, and Gene Hammonds, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Joe Roberts, the Rev. Rex McMurray, and the Rev. Garland Tipton officiating. Ronnie Tipton and Nancy Tipton will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hammonds Family Cemetery on Copper Ridge in the Manville community. Dan Spivey, Marty Combs, Greg Tipton, Shannon Hammonds, Steve Hammonds and Danny Hammonds will serve as pallbearers. James Jones, Keith Hammonds, Johnny Hammonds, John Gary Tipton, Larry Spivey, and Mickey Spivey will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family requests that donations be made to the charity of one's choice.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Alfred "Bill" Hammonds

Gray, TN - Henry Alfred "Bill" Hammonds, 94, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home.

Bill was born in Scott County, VA on December 17, 1918 to Henry Newt and Vergie McDavid Hammonds.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his daughter, Patsy Hammonds, sons; Glen, Fred and Ellis Hammonds, sisters; Lizzie Tipton and Luly Jennings, brothers; Harold, Bradley and Johnny Hammonds.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Hammonds, Gray ,TN; daughters, Marcelina McNeese and husband, Odie, Nashville, TN, Erma McCulley and husband, John, Gray, TN, Juanita Dishner and husband, Curtis, Gray, TN; son, Keith Hammonds and wife, Arlene, Gray, TN; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Nannie Jones, Red Hill, VA, Ettie Spivey, Copper Ridge, VA, Shirley Tipton, Weber City, VA; brothers, Odell Hammonds, Kingsport, TN, Bob Hammonds, Kingsport, TN, Ben Hammonds, Copper Ridge, VA, Jim Hammonds, Kingsport, TN and Gene Hammonds, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jimmy Combs and Rev. Lenny Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Hammonds Family Cemetery in the Copper Ridge Community of Scott County, VA. Caleb Dishner, Jack Davis, Chad Hammonds, Cody Lackey, Daniel Hammonds, and Dwayne Lance will serve as pallbearers. K.P. Stafford, Dean Tucker, Roger Dameron, Dale Hammonds, and Tony Story will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. James Laughlin and the Christian Care Center of Johnson City, TN; along with the staff at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for their care of "Bill".

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Herbert Calvin Hammonds

DUFFIELD, Va. - Herbert Calvin "Lil Pepsi" Hammonds, 76, entered into rest Monday (May 30, 2005).

He was born in Scott County, Va., May 5, 1929, to the late Wrightly Abram Hammonds and Margaret Adeline Peters.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a very special nephew, William David Strong; two infant sisters and sister, Wilma Monroe; one infant brother and brother, Robert Paul Hammonds.

He was a resident at Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, Va., for several years prior to moving to Sunbridge Health Care and Rehab/Hillside, Kingsport.

Survivors include his sisters, Margaret E. Strong, Mary M. Hammonds, both of Kingsport, Beatrice H. Lane, Duffield, Va., Hazel B. Matheson, Surgoinsville, and Louella H. Mays, Weber City, Va.; brother, James M. "Big Pepsi" Hammonds, Yuma, Va.; very special niece, Margaret Good, Weber City, Va.; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reed, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews and other extended family.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Henry Family.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac H. Hammonds

Isaac H. Hammonds, 70, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at his home.

Isaac retired from Holston Valley Hospital after many years of service.

He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Kingsport.

Preceding him in death are his wife, Neida Hammonds; son-in-law, Rev. David Harris; and several brothers, sisters, and extended family.

Surviving are his daughter, Robin R. Harris of Kingsport and many other family members and friends.

The family would like to extend thanks to special friends and neighbors, Odell Hammonds, Bob Neal, and Steve and Alfreda Honaker, for their kind support.

The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:50a.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to Pleasant View Baptist Church; 2101 Stadium Dr, Kingsport, TN, 37660.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny E. Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Johnny E. Hammonds, 87, entered into God's garden Saturday ( July 5, 2003 ) at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

Mr. Hammonds was born in Scott County, Va., on June 8, 1916 , son of the late Newt and Nancy Estepp Hammonds. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Henry Hammonds; his first wife, Lucille Castle Hammonds; stepmother, Virginia McDavid Hammonds; stepson, Larry Laney; sister, Lula Jennings; brother, Bradley Hammonds; and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Vineyard Hammonds.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Stanley Hammonds, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Hammonds, Danny and Gail Hammonds, Charles and Charlotte Hammonds, all of Kingsport; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Linda and Leonard Crawford, Kingsport; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Curtis and Linda Laney, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Kim Lewis, Steven Hammonds, Anthony Hammonds, Robin Colvard, Christy Meade, Andy Crawford, David Laney Rachel Laney and Cheri Hodges. Also surviving are his sisters, Lizzie Tipton, Nanny Jones and Eddie Spivey, all of Gate City, Va., and Shirley Tipton, Weber City, Va.; brothers, Odel Hammonds, Bob Hammonds, Ray Hammonds, Gene and Jim Hammonds, all of Kingsport, Bill Hammonds, Gray and Ben Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and special friend and pastor, Rev. Joe Hill.

The family would like to thank Wellmont Hospice and special nurse, Eleanor Graham.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. today to go in procession to the graveside service.

Steven Hammonds, Freddie Hicks, Burl Ketron, Leonard Crawford, Andy Crawford, Buddy Castle, David Laney and Anthony Hammonds will serve as pallbearers.

Jerry Lewis and Rick Meade will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Lillian Marie (Owens) Hammonds

January 23, 1924 - June 18, 2014

Gray, TN - Lillian Marie Owens Hammonds, 90, Gray, TN, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 surrounded by her family at home praising her Lord as she went to Heaven.

Lillian had a green thumb and her table was always filled. Her love will last forever in the hearts of those she left behind.

Born in Scott County, VA on January 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Wayland E. and Alta Rhoton Owens and Laura Owens.

In addition to her parents, her husband, H.A. “Bill” Hammonds (2013); daughter, Patsy Hammonds; sons, Glen, Fred, and Ellis Hammonds; sisters, Pauline Markham, Loreen Stone, and Delphia Brennan; and brothers, Newford Owens, Otis Owens, Tom Owens, Buddy Dorton, Lonnie Owens, Lucian Owens, Jack Owens, and Roy Dorton preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Marcelina McNeese and husband, Odie, Nashville, TN, Erma McCulley and husband, John, Gray, TN, and Juanita Dishner and husband, Curtis, Gray, TN; son, Keith Hammonds and wife, Arlene, Gray, TN; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, Dorothy Hammonds, Manville community, Gate City, VA, Mary Hammonds, Johnson City, TN, and Debbie Hammonds, Nashville, TN; sister, Jearlene Alley, Stanleytown, VA; brothers, Dexter Owens, Stanleytown, VA, Rex Owens and wife, Delphine, Daytona, FL, and Elmer Dorton, Norton, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Erma McCulley. Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Rex Owens and Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Hammonds Family Cemetery in the Copper Ridge community of Scott County, VA. Tony Story, Michael Hammonds, Cody Lackey, Caleb Dishner, Shannon Hammonds, Danny Hammonds, and Shane Nelson will serve as pallbearers.

Dwayne Lance, Dale Hammonds, Jack Davis, Jr., James Sexton, and B.J. Dishner will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family would like to give special thanks to (Delta) Dawn Story, Dr. McMillan and the Ameisys Hospice staff; and to their extended family, Dean Tucker, K.P. and Jean Stafford, and Mary and Carl Harshbarger for their love and support.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lillian Marie Owens Hammonds.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillie Mabel (Ramey) Hammonds

GATE CITY, Va. - Lillie Ramey Hammonds, 88, passed away Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 27, 1912, to the late Alex and Callie Lane Ramey. She was a homemaker and former co-owner of Hammonds Service Station and Grocery.

Mrs. Hammonds was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert H. Hammonds; three brothers, Willie, Hugh and Albert Ramey; two sisters, Maggie Ramey and Ethel Peters; two sons-in-law, Ed Barger and Bill Johnson.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Eula Barger, Kingsport, Mrs. James Troy (Daisy) Glenn, Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Mary Johnson, Gray, and Mrs. Ned (June) Sutherland, Kingsport; sons, Albert J. (Jack) and Sandra Gilliam Hammonds, and Roy L. and Deborah Grizzle Hammonds, both of Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Ryland (Charlsie) Roller, Duffield, Va., and Mrs. Pauline Williams, Florida; brother, Elbert C. (Oakie) Ramey, Gate City; grandchildren, Danny and Cathy Glenn, Mrs. Richard (Jane) Glenn Hankins, Kathy Glenn Edens, John Talmadge Glenn, Mrs. Ron (Rebecca) Barger Banton, Mrs. Shane (Allison) Hammonds Falin, Mrs. Gerald (Martie) Sutherland Parks, Mrs. Bryan (Ashley) Hammonds Mullins, Lauren Gilliam Hammonds, Aaron Mathew Hammonds, Jennifer L. Johnson, Mrs. Coy (Melissa) Sutherland Robinson, Mrs. Mike (Mechelle) Sutherland Brown; great-granddaughters, Avery, Sloan, and Marlo Banton; great-grandsons, Tom, Jeremy and Ryan Glenn; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of a daughter, Eula Barger, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Daryl Kay Williams officiating. A Remembrance will be provided by Rebecca Barger Banton.

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Faye (McDavid) Hammonds

Mrs. Linda Faye Hammonds, 62, Hiltons, VA passed away, Friday, June 24, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Hammonds was born in Sullivan County, TN on April 9, 1949 , the daughter of the Maggie L. White McDavid and the late John L. McDavid.

Surviving is her husband, Raymond C. Hammonds, Hiltons, VA; mother, Maggie L White McDavid, Gate City, VA; daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Payne and husband, Kevin, Johnson City, TN; son, Gregory S. Hammonds, Hiltons, VA; step grandson, Aaron Payne, Johnson City, TN; sister, Phyllis Stewart and husband, Joe, Gate City, VA; brother, William L (Bill) McDavid and wife, Lisa, Gate City, VA; niece and nephews, Jennifer Stewart -Glenn, Jason Stewart, Logan McDavid, and Landon McDavid; great nephews, Nate and Gabriel Glenn.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. , Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her mother Maggie McDavid. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. , Monday, June 27, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Linda Faye Hammonds.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Lonnie Edgar Hammonds

GRAY - Lonnie Edgar Hammonds, 60, 116 Hicks Drive, died Sunday ( Feb. 10, 2002 ) in Anderson Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.

He was a Scott County , Va. , native and a son of the late Charlie and Eliza Ann Jennings Hammonds. He had lived in this area for 38 years.

He was a graduate of Rye Cove High School , Clinchport , Va.

Sgt. Hammonds served over 30 years with the U.S. Army and Tennessee National Guard, including tours of duty in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait serving his country.

He was employed as an inspector with Bosche Braking System.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Two sisters, Sallie and Mattie Hammonds; a half brother, Charlie Estep; and a half sister, Thelma Estep, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Conner Hammonds; three sons, Timothy "Roscoe" Hammonds and David Lynn Hammonds, both of Gray, and Chuckey Lee Hammonds and his wife Libby, Unicoi; one sister, Shirley Lane, Gate City, Va.; a half brother, Robert Estep, Kingsport; two special grandchildren, Elisha and C.J. Light, Unicoi; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special great-niece, Brianna Glover, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the South Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis, the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Steve Hilman officiating.

The committal service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens , Blountville.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as honor guard and pallbearers will be fellow members of the Tennessee National Guard.

For those who prefer, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Wayside Baptist Church, 2516 Watauga Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louia E. Hammonds

KINGSPORT - Louia Hammonds, 63, went to be with the Lord Saturday ( Aug. 20, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Hammonds was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hammonds was a former employee of Giant Food Warehouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Maude Hammonds; one sister, Nell Hammonds; two brothers, William Farley Hammonds and Paul Hammonds.

Surviving are his loving soulmate of 30 years, Belinda Henry, of Kingsport; one daughter, Louisa Stapleton and husband, Anthony; one son, Anthony Hammonds; one step-daughter, Jeannie Bernard and husband, Billy; seven grandchildren, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Myrtle White, Pearl Linkous, and Beulah Faye Scott, all of Kingsport; four brothers, James Hammonds, Charles Hammonds, Ballard Hammonds, and Isaac Hammonds, also all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raymond Hammonds and Deacon James Snapp officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louis Calvin "L.C." Hammonds

Gate City, VA - Louis Calvin "L.C." Hammonds, 68, entered into rest November 13, 2009 at the Kingston Center, Duffield, VA.

He was born November 25, 1940 in Scott County, VA to the late Canary and Bertha McDavid Hammonds.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lilburn, Paul Ellis, Claude and Harry Hammonds.

Survivors include his son, Merle and wife, Mary Hammonds, OH; daughters, Drema Arlien Schmitz and Lema Jerlina Tackett, both of OH; granddaughters, Katie, Hayleigh, McKenna, Destiny, Natalee, Lauren and Mallory; grandsons, Parker, Andrew, Adam and Tyler; great granddaughter, Ashton Brandhuber; brother, Curtis Hammonds, Castlewood, VA; sisters, Myrtle Jean Sexton and husband, Worley, Gate City, VA, Patsy Darnell and husband, James, Gate City, VA and Hazel Ervin, Gate City, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home of his sister, Myrtle Sexton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2009 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Mark Sexton and Rev. Eugene Sexton officiating.

Music will be provided by Jesus Only Ministries and Leann and Haleigh Darnell.

Burial will follow the service at Adams Cemetery, Copper Ridge Community.

Pallbearers will be Jason Darnell, Rickey Darnell, Mickey Darnell, Billy Hammonds, Kelly Sexton and Tony Grizzle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Poole, Jackie Sexton, Earl Darnell, Eugene Sexton, Jr., and Ayden Sexton.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Hammonds family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Adaline (Peters) Hammonds

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Margaret Adline Hammonds, 63, Route 4, died in Kingsport's Holston Valley Community Hospital early Thursday [5/4/1972] after a long illness.

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

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Elizabeth) Strong, Mrs. Frank (Hazel) Mathisen, Mrs. Norman (Wilma) Calton, all of Gate City, Miss Mary Hammonds, Marion, Mrs. Sam (Beatrice) Lane, Norton, Mrs. Stewart (Louella) Wheatley, Kingsport; sons, Paul, James and Hebert Hammonds, all of Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Ellie Peters, Gate City, Mrs. Clarence Tipton, Kingsport; brothers, Piert and Bascom, both of Gate City and Otto Peters, Clinchport; 17 grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Adline Hammonds, 63, Gate City, Route 4, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Jennings and the Rev. Hugh L. Boy officiating.  Burial will be in the Peters Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday night.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Friday, May 5, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Massie Lloyd Hammonds

JACKSONVILLE , Fla. - Massie Lloyd Hammonds, 83, passed away Monday ( March 25, 2002 ) at his residence.

Mr. Hammonds was born in Kingsport and had resided in Jacksonville for 45 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired painting contractor.

Surviving are a son, Ronald L. and his wife, Cindia Hammonds; four daughters, Marie Wright, Nema and her husband, Glen Hawkins, Mrs. Peggy Turner, and Susie and her husband, Mark Schmiesing; two sisters, Mrs. Cleda Stokes and Mrs. Bernice Haga; and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Arlington Park Funeral Home, Jacksonville , Fla.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Arlington Park Cemetery with the Rev. Casey Trigg officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Maxie Loraine (Fields) Hammonds

Manville, VA - Mrs. Maxie Loraine Hammonds, 68, Manville, VA passed away, Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Hammonds was born in Scott County, VA on April 14, 1944 to the late Walter and Lona Strong Fields.

In addition to her parents, her sisters, Bill Gillenwater, Shirley Monroe, and Katherine Ball, and brother, Gene Fields preceded her in death.

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Jimmie Hammonds, Manville, VA; daughter, Connie Lane and husband, Randall, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sons, Marty Hammonds and wife, Michelle, Weber City, VA and Tim Hammonds, Manville, VA; special grandson, Bradon Hammonds, grandchildren, Tori Gilbert, Timmie Hammonds, Cody Hammonds, and Misty Begley; special great granddaughter, Katherine Starnes; great grandchildren, Grady Hammonds, Caleb Mann, Layken Begley, Ava Begley, Justin Barnette, and Katie Barnette; sister, Dorothy Lawson and husband, Garney, Yuma, VA; brothers, Paul Fields, Manville, VA and Claude Fields, Gate City, VA; special niece, Kitty Mann along with several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Allen Hensley and Rev. Roy Lane officiating. Gina Hubbard and Mike Taylor will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Carter Cemetery on Copper Ridge. Timmie Hammonds, Cody Hammonds, Ritchie Starnes, Johnny Kimbler, Robert Sizemore, and Keith Davidson will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mellie Elizabeth (Spears) Hammonds

Mellie Hammonds, 89, of 2004 Granby Road , died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday [ 9/2/1976 ] at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. and had moved to Kingsport in 1919. She at­tended the Holiness Church .

Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Lora Rogers, Church Hill, Mrs. Bernice Haga and Mrs. Cleda Stokes, both of Kingsport; three sons, Mort Ham­monds, Kingsport, Echol Hammonds, Rutherfordton, N.C., and Massie Ham­monds, Jacksonville, Fla.; 25 grandchildren, 44 great­-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Obituary from Lola Carter Hutchins’ family notebook)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Neida Mae (Cook) Hammonds

KINGSPORT — Neida Hammonds, 66, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport where she had lived her entire life. Neida retired from Rental Uniform after more than 25 years of service and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church .

Her father, W.R. Cook, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Isaac Hammonds, Kingsport; one daughter, Robin Renee Harris and husband, David, Kingsport; her mother, Ibbie Cook, Kingsport; two sisters, Una McConnell and husband, Frank, Tallahassee, Fla., Carolyn Greer, Kingsport; one brother, Charles “Chuck” Cook, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church .

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Wayne Baker and Rev. David Harris officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be N.R. Canipe, Larry Coomer, J.C. Martin, Chris Ball, Paul Belcher and Johnny Gordon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church , 2101 Stadium Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paralee (Wallen) Fields Hammonds

Mrs. Paralee Hammonds, 52, of 1516 Lake St., died Sunday morning [ May 10, 1964 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , and had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 14 years. She attended the Holiness Church .

Survivors include: husband, R. W. Hammonds, Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Gaynelle Pallman, Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Kenneth Fields, Phoenix; three sisters, Mrs. Hobart Wright, Clear Fork, W. Va., and Mrs. Floyd Hayden and Mrs. Pell Dancy, both of Phoenix; one brother, John H. Walden, Kingsport and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carter-Clamon Chapel. Rev. G. W. Akers will officiate. The body will remain at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Flanary Cemetery near Clinchport , Va.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, May 11, 1964)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline Hammonds

Pauline Hammond, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hammond, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday [ 9/21/1960 ) at Holston Valley Community Hospital .

She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Joanne and Janie; maternal grandparent, Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hammond, Kingsport .

Graveside services will be conducted at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery at ! 1 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Merle Mead will officiate.

The body will remain at Carter-Claymon Funeral Home until time for the service.

(Kingsport News / Thursday, September 22, 1960)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Phyllis Ann (Vineyard) Hammonds

Phyllis Ann Vineyard Hammonds, 54, Cardinal Street, went to be with her Lord early Thursday morning (Dec. 14, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport (Sullivan County) and was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vance W. Vineyard and Edna Roberts Vineyard.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Wayne Hammonds, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Jerry (Kimberly) Lewis, Church Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve Hammonds and wife, Kelly, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Nickelous Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., Jessee LeeAnn Lewis and Austin Hammonds and Abbey Hammonds; two sisters, Nancy Hood and Barbara Hawkins, both of Kingsport; one brother, Charlie Vineyard, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, with Pastor Winston Sweeney officiating.

Music will be provided by Tommy Browder.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allen Hawkins, Keith Hood, Scott Hood, Mark Vineyard, Anthony Hammonds and Jerry Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Castle, Troy Doran and Wilbur Ketron.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rhoda Alma Lillian "Amma" (Penley) Hammonds

GATE CITY, Va. — Amma Lillian Hammonds, passed away on Jan. 27, 2008.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Haley Penley; and sisters, Nora Hammond, Gladys Alley and Cleo Peters.

She is survived by her husband, Virgil Hammonds, of the home; nephews, Marvin Hammond and wife, Dorothy, Sullivan Gardens, Shelby Hammond, Lynn Garden and Richard Wayne Hammond and wife, Linda, Gate City, Va.; one niece, Peggy Cloud and husband, Neal, Gate City, Va.; one special great-niece, Angela Peak and husband, Ricky, Nashville, Tenn.; other great-nieces, Brenda Meade and husband, Harold, Deborah Maness and husband, Tony, Jennifer Snook and husband, Kevin; great-nephews, Tim Hammond and wife, Pam, Roger Hammond and wife, Marsha; sisters-in-law, Hemple Duncan and Sybil Hammonds; brothers and sisters-in- law, Jimmy and Lorene Hammonds, Cecil and Blanche Estepp; eight great-great-nieces and nephews; one great-great- great-nephew.

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

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

Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers.

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

Pallbearers Neal Cloud, Richard Hammond, Tim Hammond, Paul Fields, Keith Davidson and Marty Hammonds.

The family would like to express our appreciation to Dr. James Wolfe and his staff and to Brian Center for their loving care of our loved one during her illness.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Hammonds family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Cleveland “Cleve” Hammonds

Robert C. (Cleve) Hammonds , 74, of 743 Howard Hill, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday [ 2/3/1959 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a lingering illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hammonds.  He had been a resident of Sullivan County for the past 26 years.

Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Pearl Scott Hammonds of Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Mae Clifton , Kingsport, and Mrs. Harry Vaught, Daytona Beach, Fla.; four sons, Nelce Hammonds, Kelce Hammonds, the Rev. Earl Hammonds and the Rev. R. C. Hammonds, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Carl Hammonds, Walker Hammonds, and Joe Hammonds, all of Kingsport.  He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Carter-Clamon Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, February 3, 1959)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Robert Paul Hammond Sr.

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. - Robert Paul Hammond Sr., 59, a resident of Dickensonville Rest Home, passed away Thursday (Oct. 14, 2004) at Russell County Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., Jan. 10, 1945, to the late Wrightly Hammond and Margaret Peters Hammond.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Monroe.

Survivors include his daughter, Jenny Delano, West Carters Valley, Tenn.; son, Robert Hammond Jr., Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Abbigale Hammond and Matthew Delano; ex-wife, Bonnie Lou Hammond, Kingsport; sisters, Elizabeth Strong, East Carters Valley, Tenn., Louella Mays, Weber City, Va., Hazel Mathisen, Surgoinsville, Mamie Hammond, Kingsport, and Beatric Lane, Duffield, Va.; brothers, James Hammond, Weber City, Va., Herbert Hammond, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Ralph Hammonds

KINGSPORT — Roy Ralph Hammonds, 74, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday (Nov. 1, 2008) surrounded by his loving family at his home.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ruth Annette Hammonds; parents, George and Goldie Hammonds.

He is survived by his former wife, Peggy Hammonds; daughters, Debbie Kay Fields, Kingsport, Tammy Lois Hammonds, Coeburn, Va.; son, Roy Ralph Hammonds, Jr., Kingsport; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; sister, Jenette Million, Duffield; brothers, Carroll Hammonds and Milford Hammonds, both of Pennington Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Hwy. 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Morelock officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Susan Hammond

Clinchport, Va. -- Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. today for Mrs. Susan Hammond, 79, who died Friday morning in her home in Natural Tunnell, Va. Burial will be in the Barrett Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammond is survived by her husband, Thompson Hammond; by one daughter; Mrs. William Frazier of Kingsport, Tn.; by three sons; Leonard Hammond, of Stonega; Cecil Hammond of Kingsport, and Sherman Hurley of Berea, Ky. A number of grandchildren and brothers and sisters survive.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 31, 1944

William M. Hammond

William M. Hammond, 85, Watseka, IL formerly Kentland, IN

William M. Hammond died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at Watseka Rehab and Healthcare in Watseka. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka. Memorials may be made to the family or to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

Mr. Hammond was a farmer in Kentland and Watseka for many years. He was born March 15, 1923, in Gates City, Va., the son of Colonel and Cassie McDavid Hammond. He enjoyed hunting and playing cards.

Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Miller, whom he married Sept. 2, 1945, in Watseka; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Gail Lambert of Sheldon, Mary Jo and Morris Long of Rossville; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law, Vern and Betty Hammond of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Deceased are one brother and two sisters.

Knapp Funeral Home obituaries at www.knappfuneralhomes.com

Submitted by Don Lane

June (Smallwood) Hammonds

KINGSPORT — Today, May 22, 2009 our precious, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, June Hammonds, went to be with the Lord following a short period of declining health at age 84.

She was a devout Christian.

She was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Pikeville, Ky., and moved to Kingsport at age 21, having lived the remainder of her life here.

She was preceded by one daughter, Shelia Hunt; her parents, Noah and Vina Smallwood; four brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are her husband, Reverend R. C. Hammonds of the home; daughters, Pat Ward (Gary), Brenda Boggs (Doug); granddaughters, Tammy Dorton, Cindy Blizard (Kevin), Missy Littleton (Mark), all of Kingsport, and Sonya Smith (Robbie) of Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Dusty Fletcher, Blake and Brady Blizard, McKenzie and Matthew Littleton; and one great-great grandson, Brody Fletcher.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Entombment services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Meditation with son-in-law, Doug Boggs officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of June Hammonds.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kenny Harold Hammonds

Scott Man Dies In Fire

GATE CITY - A young Gate City man was burned to death early Saturday morning [9/12/1959] as fire destroyed his Copper Creek Road home.

The victim was identified as Kenney Harold Hammonds, 27, Route 1, Gate City.

Harry Hayter, a member of the Gate City Life Saving Crew, said Hammonds’ wife and small son were spending the night with Mrs. Hammonds' parents, leaving Hammonds alone in the house.

The woman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Carter, live only a short distance from the Hammonds home.

Hayter said the blaze apparently started shortly before 3 a.m. and by the time help arrived the home was almost burned to the ground.

No cause of the fire has been established. The Hammonds home is located about four miles from here.

Survivors include the widow, Syble Carter Hammonds and one son, Ricky Harold Hammonds; his mother, Mary Lane Hammonds; four sisters, Mrs. Cecil Estep, Mrs. Bob Williams, Mrs. Audley Estep and Mrs. Bill Duncan; two brothers, Jimmy and Virgil Hammonds.

All are from Gate City.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Manville Holiness Church. The Rev. Ted Duncan and the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Jones, William Jones, Don R. Jones, Don Henry, Kenneth Blankenbeckler, Lester Jones, Clyde Williams and Clyde Dean.

The body will be taken from the Gate City Funeral Home to the church one hour before services.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 1959)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Stephanie Kay (Taylor) Hammonds

Stephanie Kay Hammonds, 47, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, March 5, 2010 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Stephanie was born in Sullivan County, TN on January 31, 1963, the daughter of the late Joe Taylor and Sue Ella McClain. She was employed as a cashier with Presley's Market.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Scott Hammonds, Gate City, VA, sons, Hunter and Zachary Hammonds, both of Gate City, VA, her sister, Patricia Taylor, Hiltons, VA; mother-in-law, Jearldine Hammonds, Gate City, VA; sister-in-law, Debbie Dockery, Rye Cove, VA, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Nottingham United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Music will be provided by The Todd Sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Gardner Cemetery, Hiltons, VA at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the family.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Syble (Carter) Hammonds

Syble Carter Hammonds, 78, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord early Monday morning (April 30, 2012) following a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Virginia. Syble retired from Scott County School System. She was an avid gardener and truly loved her pets.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Harold Hammonds; her parents, Marion Alfred and Fannie Jones Carter; a great granddaughter, Christina Houseright.

Syble Hammonds is survived by her son, Ricky Hammonds and wife, Penny (Gate City, VA); her brother, Fred Carter and wife, Rubye (Knoxville, TN); two granddaughters, Missy Thompson and husband, Jonathan (Weber City, VA), Tina Arnold and husband, Tommy (Kingsport, TN); four great grandchildren, Chadwick Poole, Brysen Gillenwater, Tyler Houseright, and Santana Houseright; mother of the grandchildren, Linda (Betty) Tipton (Gate City, VA); special cousin, Chester Culbertson (Gate City, VA).

A visitation will be held on Tuesday (May 1, 2012) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the son, Ricky Hammonds.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday (May 1, 2012) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dennis Grizzle officiating. Music will be provided by the Cassell family.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday (May 2, 2012) at 11 a.m. at Carter Family Cemetery in Gate City with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

William Bradley Hammonds

William Bradley Hammonds of 409 Starnes St., died Sunday evening [ 6/20/1965 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 56. Born in Scott County, Hammonds had lived in Sullivan County for the past 22 years, during which time he was employed by Holston Defense Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Starnes Hammonds, his stepmother, Mrs. Virgie Hammonds of Gate City: five sisters, Mrs. Johnie Tipton, Mrs. Hayden Jennings, Mrs. William Jones, and Mrs. James Spivey, all of Gate City; and Mrs. Coy Tipton of Kingsport; eight brothers, Johnie Hammonds, Odell Hammonds, and Jimmy Hammonds, all of Kingsport; Bill Hammonds of Jonesboro, Bob Hammonds of Crossville; Ben Hammonds, Ray Hammonds, and Gene Hammonds of Gate City.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie Jennings, Rev. Lucian Lane, Rev. Pat Starnes and Rev. Lester Smith in charge. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery . The body will be removed from Hamlett-Dobson to the home this morning where it will remain until the hour of services.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, June 22, 1965)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane  

William Hershel Hammond Jr.

William (Bill) Hershel Hammond, Jr., 72, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, TN, after a brief illness.

Bill was born in Gate City, VA, and grew up in Kingsport, TN. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1959 and The University of Tennessee in 1964 where he lettered two seasons in football. He served for six years in the U.S. Army reserves while embarking on a 33 year career at Eastman Kodak/Chemical. He was an active member of Tri-Cities Baptist Church. Post retirement, Bill enjoyed his family, his church, and a number of hobbies including buying and selling antiques and collectibles at the Haggle Shop in Downtown Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hershel and Lucille Quillen Hammond, and nephew, Dennis Nesaw.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Janice (Jan) Carrier Hammond; sons, Brad Hammond (Gloria) and Bart Hammond (Julianne); grandchildren, Peyton, Carson, Grayson and Eliza; sister, Betty Nesaw (Mike Hasman); mother-in-law, Norma Carrier; brother-in-law, Warren Widmyer (Bobbi); nephew, David Nesaw (Holly); nieces, Donna Nesaw, Amber Garland (James), Ginger Shifflett (Paul); great nieces and nephews, Nick and John Nesaw, Ruben and Nora Garland, Holly and Madison Shifflett; several cousins; special friends, Frances and Jerrold Pigg and Margaret Bedford.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Select Specialty Hospital and caregivers Beth Finch and Kaye Bellamy.

Memorials may be made to Touch Point Food Pantry, c/o Tri-cities Baptist Church, 171 Promise Land Drive, Gray, TN, 37615 or another charitable organization.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Laughrun and Rev. Alan Williams officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Brent Herron, Brian Herron, Paul Shifflett, Joe Horne, Mark Blevins, Wayne Overbey, Walter S. Carrier and Raymond Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harold Henley, Claude Crawford, Verlin Overbay, Jim Fuller, Charles Chandler, Leon Rowan, James Garland, Nat Payne, Roger Babb, Earl Bishop, Keith Garland, Tom Pugh, Sam Potter, and all members of the Alan Williams Sunday School Class.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mabel Eura (Carter) Haney

KINGSPORT - Mabel Eura Carter Haney , 92, passed away Friday (Dec. 31, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Gate City, Va., and had been a long term resident of Kingsport. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Haney was preceded in death by her husband, James Donnelly Haney .

Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Sarah and David Hale, Rogersville, Linda Lewis, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Don and Sue Haney , Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Opal Peters, Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren, David L. Hale Jr., and wife, Florence, Munich, Germany, Susan Lewis Deakins and husband, Sandy, Knoxville, Tenn., Brian Donnelly Haney , Atlanta, Ga., Carter Roberts Hale, Birmingham, Ala., Erin Michelle Haney , Gainsville, Fla., and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Buffalo, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Deakins, Sarah Elizabeth Deakins, Emily Anne Deakins, and Mary Catherine Hale.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church with Dr. Ron Davis and Dr. David Hale officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Library Fund, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lonnie Edgar Hammonds

GRAY - Lonnie Edgar Hammonds, 60, 116 Hicks Drive, died Sunday ( Feb. 10, 2002 ) in Anderson Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.

He was a Scott County , Va. , native and a son of the late Charlie and Eliza Ann Jennings Hammonds. He had lived in this area for 38 years.

He was a graduate of Rye Cove High School , Clinchport , Va.

Sgt. Hammonds served over 30 years with the U.S. Army and Tennessee National Guard, including tours of duty in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait serving his country.

He was employed as an inspector with Bosche Braking System.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Two sisters, Sallie and Mattie Hammonds; a half brother, Charlie Estep; and a half sister, Thelma Estep, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Conner Hammonds; three sons, Timothy "Roscoe" Hammonds and David Lynn Hammonds, both of Gray, and Chuckey Lee Hammonds and his wife Libby, Unicoi; one sister, Shirley Lane, Gate City, Va.; a half brother, Robert Estep, Kingsport; two special grandchildren, Elisha and C.J. Light, Unicoi; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special great-niece, Brianna Glover, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the South Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis, the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Steve Hilman officiating.

The committal service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens , Blountville.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as honor guard and pallbearers will be fellow members of the Tennessee National Guard.

For those who prefer, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Wayside Baptist Church, 2516 Watauga Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Granville “Gate” Harkleroad

KINGSPORT - Granville “Gate” Harkleroad, 86, of Kingsport , was called to his heavenly home Sunday ( June 26, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. Mr. Harkleroad retired from Quick Way Engine Shop and attended Bloomingdale Baptist Church .

Preceding him in death were his wife, Pauline Harkleroad; parents, Alfred and Lectie Harkleroad; brothers, Jack and Roy Harkleroad; and a sister, Swansie Godsey.

Surviving are three sisters, Townsey Godsey Hickman, Kingsport , Hazel McMurray, Hiltons, Va. , Lola Clark, Gate City ; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport , or any time at the home of a sister, Townsey Godsey Hickman, or a niece, Barbara Musselman, Lightwood Street .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

An entombment service will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum with military rites by American Legion Post No. 3/265.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Barry Wade Harless

Barry Wade Harless, 24, 601 Spindle Top Circle, Horse Creek Village, died early Saturday morning [Apr. 19, 1986] of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A lifelong resident of the Kingsport area, he was a 1979 graduate of Central High School. He was a foreman with Payne-Keller Construction Company, presently contracting at Holston Defense Corp.

Surviving are his parents, Mart Wayne and Frances Morelock Harless, Church Hill; two sisters, Rhonda Harless and Sharon Harless, both of Church Hill; two brothers, Michael Harless and Tracy Harless, both of Kingsport; maternal grandparents, Hubert Barney and Grace Morelock, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown chapel and also at 2208 Oasis Lane, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clayton Pendergrass officiating.

Burial will be in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Mae (Morelock) Harless

CHURCH HILL — Frances Mae Harless, 68, of Church Hill, passed away at her residence Feb. 9, 2010.

She was a native and a lifelong resident of the area and she was a christian.

She worked in cleaning services for A&L Construction. She was a graduate of Sullivan West High School .

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Mart Wayne Harless; son, Barry Wade Harless; father, Hubert Rex Morelock; sister, Shelby Gean Morelock; brothers, Thomas Morelock, Rex Morelock, Fred Erwin Morelock; sister-inlaw, Novella Morelock.

She is survived by daughters, Rhonda Annette West of Gray, Sharon Denise Harless of Church Hill; sons, Michael Wayne Harless and wife, Lisa Lynn, of Kingsport, Hubert Tracy Harless and wife, Lisa Michelle, of Rogersville; sisters, Louvena Gilliam and husband, Clyde, of Cynthiania, Ky., Christine Blair and husband, Darrell, of Surgoinsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Barbara Harless, Ron and Nancy Marshall, both of Kingsport, Spencer and Pat Harless of Church Hill; grandchildren, Justin Harless, Morgan Harless, Summer Harless, Cody Flanigan, Emily Flanigan; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private committal service will be held at a later date.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harless family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mart Wayne Harless

CHURCH HILL - Mart "Wayne" Harless, 67, of 715 River Rd., Church Hill, went to walk with his Lord Jesus Christ his Savior Friday ( Aug. 25, 2006 ) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Harless was a native of Kingsport and lived in Church Hill since 1986. He was a retired foreman from the Fluor Construction Company and attended the Apostolic Lighthouse Church .

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mart and Mabel Defreece Harless; one son, Barry Wade Harless; sister, Elizabeth Geraldine Harless; and step-mother, Delcie Harless.

Survivors include his wife, Francis Morelock Harless of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Lisa Harless of Church Hill and Tracy and Lisa Harless of Rogersville; daughters, Rhonda West of Kingsport and Sharon Anderson of Church Hill; grandchildren, Justin Harless, Morgan Harless, Summer Harless, Cody Flannigan and Emily Flannigan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Barbara Harless of Kingsport and Spencer and Patricia Harless of Church Hill; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Ron Marshall of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson Funeral Home .

Services will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jonathan Lovelace officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Michael Harless, Tracy Harless, Justin Harless, Cody Flannigan, Ron Marshall and Gregory Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Spencer Harless and Harold Harless.

Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Harless family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maude Ethel (Lane) Harless

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Maude Ethel Lane Harless was born in Scott County, Va. on Friday, Dec. 2, 1904 and departed this life on Saturday (Dec. 9, 2006) at the Lee Regional Medical Center, Pennington Gap at the age of 102 years and 7 days.

Maude was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She attended Blue Springs Methodist and Livingston Chapel Churches in Stickleyville, Va. She was a resident of Lee County, Va. most of her life and lived in the Stickleyville community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Riley Harless; two sons, Tommy Harless

and Billy Joe Harless and four in infancy.

Maude is survived by two sons, J.D. Harless of Camby, Ind. and Henry Harless of Stickleyville, Va.; three daughters, Wanda Woods her caregiver, of Stickleyville, Va., Emma Jean Thrasher of Camby, Ind. and Judy Pugh of Mooresville, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service today at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home sanctuary with the Rev. Charles Long officiating.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Arnold Harless

KINGSPORT - Robert Arnold Harless, 64, entered into rest Thursday (June 30, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Lee County, Va. on May 21, 1941 to the late James Jack "Bud" Harless and Gladys Juanita Wilson Harless; and a brother, Bobby Kenneth Harless.

He was the pastor of Alley Valley Baptist Church for a short term and a member of Way of Life Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie L. Harless, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Alisha and Donny Cody, Debbie and Greg Tipton, Vanessa and Larry Puckett, all of Kingsport and Ruby Walters, Church Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Teresa Harless, Church Hill; six grandchildren, Rachel, Jody, Lauern, Alex, Ashley and Jeremy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy and Betty Harless, Piedmont, S.C., Jerry Harless, James Harless, Jay C. Harless, and Jimmy Harless, all of Woodway, Va., David and wife Christy Harless, St. Charles, Va., Jackie and wife, Mary Harless, Pennington Gap, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Bryson, Piedmont, S.C., Wilma Harless and Eliza J. Edens, both of Woodway, Va., Dorothy Harless, St. Augustine, Fla., Judy and husband, Kenny Statzer, Bristol, Tenn., Linda Haden, Lady Lake, Fla., Loretta and Jeff Oaks, Gate City, Va., Kathy and Lewis King, Fredericksburg, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Way of Life Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny L. Gibson and Rev. Roy Leedy officiating.

Music will be provided by Way of Life Trio and Danny Banks and family.

Burial will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Booth, Jackson Junior Harless, Ricky Edens, Larry McClellan, Tony LaForce, Frank Overbey and Kermit Calhoun.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Rhoton, Randy Estepp, Johnny Estepp and Woody Rhoton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

     Opal Estelle (Stair) Lane Harper

HILTON, Va. -- Opal Stair Lane Harper, 72, Route 1, Hil­ton, died at 9 a.m. Monday [8/5/1985] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medi­cal Center after a long illness.

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

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Edna) Dulaney, Bris­tol, Tenn., and Mrs. Hughie (Pau­line) Cassell, Hilton, Mrs. Jim (Charlotte) Greer) Kingsport, and Mrs. Cecil (Carolyn) Williams, Gate City; two sons, Donald Ray Stair, Rockville, Md., and Wil­liam H. (Bill) Lane, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; 18 grandchildren, 19 great­grandchildren, five stepgrand­children; and a sister, Mrs. Bill (Loretta) Moody, East Point, Ga.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Roy M. Lane, March 13, 1973 and Esker J. Harper, May 2, 1985.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the fune­ral home with The Rev. Claude Lane, Dr. Sam Neeley and The Rev. C. W. Reedy officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pall­bearers and member of the Scott County Life Saving Crew will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier (From Lola (Carter) Hutchins’ Collection)  

Shirley May (Quillen) Harper

Hiltons, VA – Shirley Quillen Harper, 72, of Hiltons, Virginia, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, TN). Shirley was an amazing lady who always greeted everyone with a smile and always had a heart for doing good deeds for others. Mrs. Harper was born July 17, 1940, in Fort Blackmore, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Hazel J. Quillen and Mary Emily Begley Quillen.

During her lifetime, Mrs. Harper worked as a cafeteria manager at Hiltons Elementary School for many years. She loved her job and loved all of the children she fed. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved babysitting in her younger years. Shirley truly made a difference in the lives of all the children she came into contact with.

Survivors of Shirley Quillen Harper include her husband of 51 years, Eugene “Gene” Harper; 2 daugthers, Kathy Gullett and husband Junior, and Melissa “Missy” McDowall and husband Darin; 1 grandson, Robbie Gullett, who was her pride and joy; 2 sisters, Myrtle Carter (Slant, VA), and Shelby Castle (Nickelsville, VA); 2 brothers, Carles Quillen (Hobart, IN), and Bobby Delmar Quillen (Mt. Carmel, TN); several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). Friends and neighbors may also call anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel beginning at 8:00 p.m. Pastors Danny Grizzle and Ronnie Horne will officiate. Music will be provided by Oscar Harris. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery (Hiltons, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 10:00 a.m. to go in procession. Pallbearers will be Charlie Spears, Danny Lawson, Steve Carter, Greg Harper, Louis Castle, and James “Tootie” Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be Bayard Goode, Jim Harper, Greg Arnold, Mack Quillen, and Carl “Duke” Harper.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff of 3rd floor ICU and 3rd floor Wilcox Hall at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and also to the staff of Amedisys Hospice for all of their loving care and support during Shirley’s time there.

Serving the family of Shirley Quillen Harper is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Charles Harr

BLOUNTVILLE - Joe Charles Harr, 94, formerly of 1329 Harrtown Road, went to be with his Lord Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2002) at Indian Path Hospital following a brief illness.

Joe was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and was born Aug. 23, 1908, a son of the late Charles Edgar and Lelia (Latture) Harr. He was married to the late Lutie (McConnell) Harr who passed away June 3, 2001. Joe was a farmer and worked for several years in a sawmill on Harrtown Road.

He was a member of the Holly Springs United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, Joe was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Harr and Annabell Faust; two brothers, Ernest Harr and Walter Harr.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Nottingham of Johnson City; sons and daughter-in-law, Bill and Nancy Harr of Kingsport and Dale Harr of Morristown, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Laura McKelton, Kelly Martin and George Harr; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Harr of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harry Fleenor officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday for a graveside service in the garden of Everlasting Life III of the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lutie E. (McConnell) Harr

BLOUNTVILLE - Mrs. Lutie McConnell Harr, 90, Greystone Health Care Center, went to be with the Lord Thursday (May 31, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center after a period of declining health. Lutie was born March 13, 1911 in Scott County, Va. to the late William Ezekiel and Sarah Frazier McConnell. She was a member of Holly Springs United Methodist Church. Other than her parents, she wa preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Barger Harr, Grace Leedy and Mary Alice Gilliland; two brothers, Scott and James McConnell; and a granddaughter, Scacey Knight. Surviving are her loving husband of 65 years, Joe Harr, Blountville; a daughter, Linda Harr Nottingham, Johnson City; two sons and daughter-in-law, Bill Harr and wife, Nancy, Kingsport and Dale Harr, Russellville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Laura Nottingham, Kelly Martin and George Harr; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Beddingfield, Durham, N.C., and Mescal Loggans, Kingsport. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harry Fleenor and the Rev. A.C. Cobble officiating. Music will be provided by Ruth Henley. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Everlasting III.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vilas Matilda (Bray) Harr

BLOUNTVILLE - Vilas Bray Harr, 80, went to be with her Lord Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Sullivan County April 14, 1920. She was a homemaker and an active member of Cassidy United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dillard Lambert.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Fred M. Harr, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Ralph Anderson, Kingsport, Vivian and Wayne Harr, Blountville and Kay and Jimmy Sledge, Jonesboro, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Amy Bates, Ann Rye, Dr. Ken Harr, Dr. Susan Hunt, Wesley Harr, Melanie Lewis, Wendy Williams and Jonathan Filson; nine great-grandchildren, Andrew and Anthony Bates, Macy, Natalie and Payton Rye, Leigh and Michael Harr, Abby Hunt and Carson Lewis; one sister-in-law, Margaret Lambert.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cassidy United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Mike Travis and the Rev. Ed Talley officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Alan Bates, Bill Rye, Dr. Ken Harr, Wesley Harr, Nathan Hunt, Tom Lewis, Jonathan Filson and Ronald Harrison.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Harr family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Zeable B. (Flanary) Harr

BLOUNTVILLE — Zeable B. Harr, 77, 1111 Harrtown Road, died Monday morning (Sept. 20, 1999) at Wexford House after a period of declining health.
Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late William M. and Louie Jane Bishop Flanary. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 419.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Floyd A. Harr; a brother, Hagy Flanary; and a twin sister, Innis Sage.
Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, William Rick Harr and wife, Jerri, Blountville and Danny A. Harr, Elizabethton; a sister, Delphia Price, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a brother, Cosel Flanary, Mountain City; two grandchildren, Jared and Joseph Harr; two special nieces, Judy Marlar, Linda Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the home of Rick and Jerri Harr, 1011 Harrtown Road, Blountville.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Music will be under the direction of Mary Barker, organist.
Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Freeman H. Harrington Sr.

GATE CITY - Freeman Harrington Sr., 52, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 24 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. He was born in Scott County, Va. on September 20, 1947. He was the son of the late John Harrington.

Surviving are his first wife, Shirley Gillenwater Harrington , Gate City; wife, Deborah Harrington , Gate City; mother and step-father, Florney Mae and Jack Fields, Gate City; two daughters and son-in-law, Rosalee Guy, Kingsport and Aaron and Jennifer Harrington Glover, Nickelsville; three step daughters, Jamie Elarbi, Ft. Leonardwood, Mo., Heather Benseleck, Weber City and Marki Wyatt, Gate City; one son, Freeman H. Harrington Jr., Gate City; two grandchildren, Brenda Louise Guy, Tiffany Marie Guy.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Fields Family Cemetery, Midway Community. Family will meet at the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Douglas Rhea Harris

KETTERING, Ohio - Douglas R. Harris, 76, died Sunday [3/14/1971] at 8 a.m. of pneumonia in a Kettering hospital.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vira Harris, Kettering; five daughters, Mrs. Joe (Rosalie) Withanoski, Conn., Mrs. Oscar (Helen) Grooms, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Mrs. Bill (Ruth) Kaylor, Mrs. Jay (Flora Ann) Gish, both of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Virginia Lee Carawan, Newport News, Va.; two sons, Shelton Harris, Kettering, Harry Harris, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one adopted son, James Floyd Harris, Dayton, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Yoakley, Gate City, Mrs. Minnie Dolen, Kingsport, Mrs. Margaret Maclntyre, Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Mae Mclntyre, Atwater, Calif.; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral and burial will be in Dayton, Ohio Wednesday.

From family member records

Submitted by Don Lane

Effie E. (Kilgore) Harris

Mrs. Steve (Effie) Harris, 67, of 1608 Blackmore St. died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Saturday after a lingering illness.

Born in Nickelsville , Va. , she had lived in Kingsport since 1921. She attended Ketron Memorial Methodist Church .

Surviving are her husband; daughter, Mrs. W. F. (Carlee) Neeley of Maitland , Fla. ; sisters, Mrs. Charles Enix, Nickelsville, and Mrs. Oakley Fugale, Gate City ; and brother, A. J. Kilgore, Nickelsville.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Toy Singleton and the Rev. James N. Walters. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 this evening.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, April 28, 1968)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Miss Flora Harris 
(10 Mar 1872 - 4 Apr 1954)


Gate City. Funeral services for Miss Flora Etta Harris, 82, who died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Martin B. Yoakley, at 7:45 A.M. Sunday following a lingering illness, will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at the Mountain View Church in Pattonsville, VA. The Rev. Jim Miller and the Rev. Lester Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the McKinney's Cemetery, Pattonsville.

Pall bearers will be nephews.

The body will remain at the McConnell Funeral Home,Gate City, until one hour before services.

Published, Kingsport Times, 5 April 1954
Submitted by Wes Bell

Hastings S. Harris.

 

Pattionsville, VA. Hastings S. Harris, 80, died at his home here Saturday at 8 A. M. from complications after he fractured a leg several months ago.

He as native of Pattonsville community, in Scott County, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Harris.

He was a prominent farmer and livestock grower, a member of the Christian Church, the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternal organizations, and served three terms as magistrate.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but the services will probably be held Wednesday.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edmon Dolin of Kingsport; Mrs. Martin Yoakley of Duffield, VA; Mrs. A.C. McIntyre of Antioch, Calif,; and Mrs. A. B. McIntyre of South Pittsburg, Tenn. Two sons Douglas Harris of Dayton, Ohio, and Orrien Harris of Cope, Wyo. Three sisters, Mrs. I.N. Gobble, Leesburg, Miss Flora Harris of Duffield and Mrs. Arch Bell. Two brothers, M.D. Harris and B.F.Harris of Duffield.

(published 23 August 1942, Kingsport Times)

Submitted by Wes Bell

James M. Harris

KINGSPORT — James M. Harris, 81, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009) at Brookhaven Manor.

James was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Ellen Burke Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Harris; daughter, Sherry Hanie and husband, Leeroy of Hiltons, Va.; grandson, Christopher Hanie of Church Hill; granddaughter, Amber Hanie of Hiltons, Va.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Robert Fletcher officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends should meet at the graveside at 10:15 a.m.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of James M. Harris.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

Mary Kate (Patrick) Quillen Harris

WILKESBORO, N.C. - Mary Kate Quillen Harris, 92, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2005) in the NHC of Clinton, S.C., after a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 6, 1912 to Allie Hicks Patrick and William H. Patrick in Scott County, Va., and spent most of her early life in Nickelsville, Va., before moving to Kingsport.

Mrs. Harris retired from Rental Uniform in Kingsport and moved to Clinton, S.C., in 1974.

She lived with her daughter in Wilkesboro, N.C., for the past 4 1/2 years before entering NHC in October 2004.

She was predeceased in death by her first husband, Omer Lee Quillen; and her second husband, Rhea Harris; also a grandson, Jeffrey Sherrill Hartsock; four sisters, Vista Jones, Amy Brookshire, Becky McKinley and Lettie Boyer; three brothers, Joe Patrick, Jim Patrick and Willard Patrick.

Mrs. Harris is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Quillen Horner of Clinton, S.C., and Sue Quillen Barrett of Wilkesboro, N.C.; one granddaughter, Tonya Brummitt of Henderson, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Danielle Brummitt, also of Henderson, N.C.; two sisters, Catherine Duncan of Woodruff, S.C., and Virgie Jessee of Nickelsville, Va.; three brothers, Jack Patrick of Fall Branch, George Patrick of Blountville, and Wayne Ketron of Royston, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

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

A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Lena (Dougherty) Harris

HILTON, Va - Mrs. Myrtle Lena Harris, 61, died Monday [8/30/1976] at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County.

Survivors include: her husband, Seldon Harris, Hilton; one son, Donald Harris, Gate City; mother, Mrs. Bonnie K. Addington, Nickelsville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Ethel) Horne, Nickelsville, and Mrs. Faye Kilgore, Gate City; two brothers, Robert Dougherty, Weber City and Ezra Dougherty, Nickelsville; two half-brothers, Steve Addington and Jimmy Addington, both of Defiance, Ohio; and one grandchild.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times / Tuesday, August 31, 1976

Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy Carlee Harris

Nancy Carlee Harris, 66, Gate City, VA went to be with her Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, after an extended illness.

Born August 21, 1946 in Scott County, VA where she was a lifelong resident. She was the daughter of the late Larlin Nathan and Myrtle Jennings Harris. Nancy was a born again Christian and retired from Kingsport Press/Quebecor in 2006 with over 39 years of service.

She had the biggest heart with the most caring touch, which she shared with so many of us. She was much loved by family and friends and will be sadly missed.

In addition to her parents, her brother, Hubert Larlin Harris, infant brother, Ralph Creed Harris; sister, Charlotte Smith; and brother-in-law, Claude "Sonny" Smith preceded her in death.

She is survived by her special niece and caregiver, Melissa "Missy" Meade and husband, Justin, Nickelsville, VA; her boyfriend of 47 years, Donald "Pete" Sanders, Gate City, VA; nieces, Faith Dean and husband, Clifford, Nickelsville, VA and Vicki Lane and husband, Phillip, Ft. Blackmore, VA; nephew, Brian Harris and wife, Christy, Church Hill, TN; great nieces, Kaitlan Lane, Kailee Harris, and Morgan Harris; great nephew, Hunter Lane; sister-in-law, Verna Harris, Gate City, VA; and best friend, Billie Jo Burke, Kingsport, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 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. Bob Lane officiating. Ted Smith will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Phillip Lane, Hunter Lane, David Sanders, Johnny Sanders, JR, Nathan Catron, Daniel Meade, Ronald Gillenwater, and Donald Gillenwater will serve as pallbearers. Leland Sanders, Larry Horne, Donald Harris, Fred Bailey, and Brian Harris will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to convey a special thank you to Dr. Carla Beswick, Dr. Steven Adkins, Advanced Home Health Care (Penny and Kelly); and the doctors, special nurses, and staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for their love and support of Nancy.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Nancy Carlee Harris.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Naomi Muriel (Addington) Harris

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Naomi M. Addington Harris, 85, Route 2, Nickelsville, Va., died Friday (Jan. 3, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of Roadside Baptist Mission.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Harris in 1983; her parents, Johnny and· Flora Hartsock Addington; and two brothers, Willard and Bayard Addington.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Jessie) McConnell and Mrs. Billy (Helen) Blevins, both of Nickelsville, Va. and Mrs. James (Eileen) Price, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchiIdren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Taylor and the Rev. Fred White officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert S. Harris

A Splendid Life Ended at Pattonsville.

Mr. R. S. Harris died last Friday morning [9/30/1910] about 7 o'clock after an illness of about 10 days. He was born near Mt. Airy, N. C., Dec. 25, 1828. With his father John Harris he came to Scott county when a young man and became a blacksmith and a good one. While a young man he married Mrs. Serena Carter, a daughter of Allen J. Carter, of the Rye Cove branch of the Carter family. To them were born Mrs. I. N. Gobble, of Duffield, Va., Mrs. W. L. McKinney, of Quinlan, Texas, H. S., M. D., Floyd and Flora Harris and Mrs. Alice, who survive him. His aged wife also survives him. About 1858 he was made a Master Mason in Catlett Lodge No. 35 at then Estilville, now Gate City, Va. At the time of his death he was a member of Duffield Lodge No. 257, Duffield, Va. For years he was a minister of the gospel and was endowed by nature with a powerful physique and strong. He was a Confederate soldier, a member of the 64th Va. and saw service under the gallant Col. J. B. Richmond and A. L. Pridemore. He died at Pattonsville, Va. He was buried by the Masonic Fraternity who took charge of his remains at his late residence and bore them to their final resting place at the Monroe grave yard, where sleep the McKinneys and the Carters. He was a member of the Confederate Camp of veterans at Gate City, Va. His funeral services were conducted by Elder A. J. Carter at the grave. He has answered the final roll call, taps have been sounded, and Like his favorite hero Stonewall Jackson, he has crossed over the river to rest under the shadow of  the trees.

From family member records (maybe Gate City Herald)

Submitted by Don Lane

ROBERT STEVENSON HARRIS

Gate City, Virginia

"IN MEMORY OF R. S. HARRIS.

Soldier, unclasp thy trusty sword, and lay thy shield aside;

For the Master thou hast Nobly fought and for the Master died.

Ernest, seal and constant toil, thy unfaltering faith attest.

And He who heard thy earnest wish has called thee home to rest.

Bro. R. S. Harris was born near Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, December 25, 1828. When a young man, he came with his father, John Harris and family to Scott County, Va., and settled near Pattonsville. Bro. Harris went to live with Colbert Fugate. He started a blacksmith shop and was one of the best smiths in this part of the State. He was a man of giant's strength and of a great natural power of mind. On 20th July, 1858 he was united in marriage to Serena E. Carter, daughter of Allen J. and Sarah Carter. To them were born Sallie, the wife of Mr. I. N. Gobble, of Duffield, Va., Rebekah, the wife of Mr. W. L. McKinney, of Wieland, Texas; Alice, wife of Mr. A. S. Bell, of Pattonsville, Va.; Miss Ann and Flora who are unmarried , and H.S., M.D., Floyd Harris, and all of whom survive him. He is also survived by his aged wife. Others of his children died many years ago.

About the year 1853, he was made a Master Mason in Catlett Lodge Number 35, at what is now Gate City, Va. For many years he kept his membership there. At length he demitted from this Lodge and was for many years was nonaffiliate. To be a Mason was always considered by him to be a man, and for a stranger to approach him as a Mason was about ....

About the year 1900, he presented his dimit from Catlett Lodge to Duffield Lodge No. 257, and was received as a member of this Lodge where he was a member at the time of his death.

When Civil War broke out in 1861, he cast his fortunes with the South and enlisted in the 64th Virginia Regiment, Co. I, Capt William Richmond and served through the war. As part compensation for his services, Virginia paid him a pension for total disability.

Bro. Harris was baptized July 1865 by Elder J. W. Foster, of the Church of Christ. Sometime afterward, for some reason, he became dissatisfied with his church relations and united with the Free Will Baptist Church and was ordained to preach. In the process of time, he became dissatisfied with this church and withdrew from it. He then connected himself with the Methodist Protestant and was authorized by the domination to preach, he did not remain with this church a great while. For a short time preceding his death, he had been affilating with the Primitive Baptist, but expressed himself to the writer in these words; "I am not where I want to be." Bro. Harris was a peculiar man in different respects. It seem difficult for him to come to a definite conclusion upon many things and whatever the conclusion, he wished it to be right. He was a man of fiery temper, quick to resent whatever seemed to cross his views on any subject, and acting under his first impluse, would do and say many things that caused him to deeply regret afterwards.

A short time before his death and during his last illness, on being approached by a friend upon the subject of death, he expressed that he resigned himself to the will of God. During his last short illness he neither murmured nor complained. It was apparent to all and himself that he was face to face with death. He refused medicine and took but little nourishment. Early on the morning of September 16th, 1910, it was seen he was sinking rapidly, and ere the sun had glided the mountains he loved so well, his spirit fled. He was 81 years, 6 months and 21 days of age. On Sept 17 a special communication of Duffield Lodge A. F. & A. M. was called and arrangements made for his burial. A procession was formed and went to his residence near Pattonsville and too charge of his remains and tenderly bore them to the McKinney burial ground and after a funeral discourse by Elder A. J. Carter the Masonic Fraternity according to its beautiful and impressive ritual, deposited them in the grave. He was one of the oldest Masons in state. Brethren, whatever the eccentricities or foibles of Bro. Harris, we loved him. Let us hope that we will meet him within the vail. Let us hope like him we may be crowned with the glory of years, and as we approach death, we can gather our mantles about us and "lie down as to pleasant dreams." We, in our hearts, fell constrained to say:

"Soldier, go sing the victor's song, received the conqueror's crown;

For thou was faithful to thy trust and at thy post was found;

Go, sing that wondrous new made song where saints and angels dwell;

And those that thou hast turned from sin will soon its chorus swell, "

Pursuit to the order of Duffield Lodge No. 257 A. F. & A. M. , in its Hall assembled on the 17th day of September, 1910, we the undersigned committee report the following resolutions;

"Whereas our beloved friend and brother, Robert S. Harris, after being a Mason for about fifty years, has in the mysterious ways of Providence unknown to us, been removed from our midst by death, therefore, be it resolved; That we cherish his memory and commend his zeal and long life devoted to the cause of masonry as worthy of emulation; That the Lodge be draped in mourning and that the brethren wear the usual badge of mourning for a period of thirty days; That a copy of these resolutions be spread on minutes of the Lodge, another be furnished The Gate City Herald with request for publication; and another be furnished to the family of our deceased brother.

A. J. Carter [Allen J. Carter, a brother-in-law] C. F. Steele, J. D. Carter, [Jos. H. Carter, a brother-in-law] Committee"

Obituary for Robert Stevenson Harris retyped by a great-great grandchild
Submitted by Wes Bell

Roy Clarence Harris

GREENEVILLE - Roy C. Harris, 80, Sunbridge Health Care, formerly of Baileyton, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at 5:40 p.m. in Takoma Adventist Hospital.

Born in Kingsport on March 16, 1920, he lived the early part of his life in Wise and Scott Counties, Va. in the Coeburn, Nicklesville and Midway areas.

He moved with his parents and family from Virginia to Jearoldstown in Greene County, Tenn. in 1947 locating later in Baileyton.

He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. and Germany until the end of the war.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Clayton and Laura Mae Blankenbeckler Harris; two sisters, Sue Neal, Mary Jane Hartsock; brother, Glenn C. Harris.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Lois) Blankenbeckler, Snowflake, Va., Beulah V. Lane, Clinton, Tenn., Mrs. C.H. (Hazel) Charlton Jr., Ellen Wyatt, both of Baileyton, Tenn., Ruby Arington, Knoxville; two brothers, the Rev. James Clynard Harris, Fall Branch, Kyle Fred Harris, Greeneville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Jeffers Mortuary.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel with the Rev. James Bowers officiating.

Interment will be in Zion Cemetery in Baileyton with the V.F.W. Post No. 1990 in charge of graveside services.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Eugene Harris, Sr

KINGSPORT — Roy Eugene Harris, Sr., 86, of Kingsport, died Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2008) at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

Mr. Harris was a Kingsport native and had lived in Sullivan County for most of his life.

He was the son of late Lee Roy and Ava Elizabeth Harris and was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Lenis Harris and Carson Harris.

Roy Eugene Harris enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1940. He received a rank of chief quarter master where he proudly served his country until his enlistment expired in October 1946, receiving an honorable discharge. He also received several awards including, American Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, American Defense, Good Conduct, Navy Unit Commendation and World War II victory. He also served aboard the U.S.S. Pinto, a sea going tugboat during the Normandy invasion.

Survivors include his three children, Roy Eugene Harris, Jr., Hartley Harris and William Harris, all of Pennsylvania; a brother, Clarence Harris of Arizona; cousin, Elmer "DOC" Jones, of Kingsport; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Harris did not wish to have any services in his behalf.

Serving the family of Roy Eugene Harris, Sr. is Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, Inc., 5913 Kingsport Hwy., Gray.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rufus Emmett Harris

GATE CITY, Va. - Rufus Emmett Harris, 76, died at his residence at Route 1, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday (3 June 1962) following a. long illness.

He was a farmer and a life long resident of Scott County.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ona Cox Harris, Gate City; one daughter, Miss Berneice Harris, Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Eva McClellan, Fort Blackmore, Mrs. Nannie Jones, Kingsport.

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

(Monday, June 4, 1962, Kingsport Times)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

SERENA E. HARRIS.

Obit/Memorial published in Gate City newspaper stated:

"IN MEMORY OF MRS. SERENA E. HARRIS.

Wife of R. S. Harris and daughter of Allen J. and Sarah Carter.

'There is a reaper whose name is death, And with his sickle keen,

He reaps the bearded grain at a breath And the flowers that grow between.'

Mrs. Harris was born December 30, 1838, and died May 11, 1911, aged 72 years, 4 months and 12 days.

She obeyed the gospel in July, 1865 under the magnetic preaching of the gospel of Christ by Elder J. W. Foster, of Monterey, Ky.

Her natural disposition was kind and she was gentle to all with whom she came in contact.

Being religiously inclined from her early childhood she never wandered from childish innocence.

Several years ago she sustained a fall, from which she never recovered, but during all the years of acute suffering that followed with protracted agonies, she was patient, realizing that there were only the trials incident to a short and hasty journey through this visible world. No storm of passion disturbed the deep sense of repose of her gentle, quiet suffering soul. Quietly and meekly she waited for the great and happy exchange. "Blessed are those who do Christ's commandants that they have a right to the tree of the life and the rest from their labors."

Sister Harris leaves a large circle of friends and relatives who will cherish her memory, and though death has severed the ties that bind loving hearts on earth, with patience will we wait for a happy greeting where the parting is known.

Sister Harris descended from distinguished ancestry, being seventh in line from Thomas Carter of Oxford, England, who was a soldier and adherent of Charles the First, King of England in King Charles' war with Oliver Cromwell the English usurper, said Carter fled to Lancaster County, VA in 1650 to save his head from the bands of Cromwell.

She is also a great granddaughter of John McKinney, who settled in this section in 1801.

On the maternal side, also, she is connected with the great Martin family of Lee County, VA. Her father Allen J. Carter, was a member of the Rye Cove branch and was a brother of Hon. Jos. H and Elijah E. Carter, recently deceased.

She was survived by five daughters:

I .N. Gobble of Duffield, Mrs. L. W. McKinney of Hunt County, TX, Mrs. A. S. Bell of Pattonsville, Misses Anna and Flora Harris of Pattonsville, and also by three sons, H. S. Harris, M. D. and B. F. Harris of Pattonsville on Duffield Route One, also many grandchildren, one brother A. J. Carter, and one sister Nancy M. Harris.

Sister thou art at rest in that country so bright and so fair, beyond days decline, rest in that fair and happy land.

May God bless her children and may they so also live this life that they may meet dear mother again.

We cannot refrain from again quoting a few more lines from our great American poet;

'They all shall bloom in the fields of light, Transplanted by my care,

And saints upon their garments white, These scared blossoms wear."

[Obit written by] A. J. Carter [her brother]"

Obituary for Serena Elizabeth Carter Harris retyped by a great-great grandchild
Submitted by Wes Bell

Earl Harrison Jr.

KINGSPORT - Earl Harrison , Jr., 73, entered into rest Wednesday evening (Feb. 4, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was the son of the late Earl and Lucille Godsey Harrison . He was born June 9, 1930 in Sullivan County, Tenn.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bruce and Cordie Godsey.

Earl graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving four years during the Korean War.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #3382 and a member of the Eagles. He retired from Air Products as a cryogenic.

Mr. Harrison was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was a talented musician playing guitar, mandolin, auto harp, banjo and piano. Before his declining health, he regularly performed at area nursing homes.

Earl also enjoyed his hobby of family genealogy having researched various family histories over the last 40 years.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy Ann Addington Harrison , Kingsport; two daughters, Deena Ann Duncan and husband, Dan Duncan, Colorado Springs, Colo., Brenda Harrison Williams and husband, John Williams of Locust, N.C.; two sisters, Violet Godsey and Loretta Wilson, both of Kingsport, Tenn.; brother, Sherman A. Harrison , Kingsport, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Sloan and Carson Duncan; father of the granddaughters, Ted Duncan; aunt, Willie Harrison , Sweetwater, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and special friends, Moe and Tip Cloud, Kingsport, Tenn.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Memorial service will be held at 12 noon Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Smith and Bob Baker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Research-Fund 7455, c/o Medical College of Georgia Foundation, Augusta, Ga. 30912.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Lee Harrison

Allie Mae Harrison

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Henry Lee and Allie Mae Harrison, twin children of Jeremiah and Jennifer Thompson Harrison, were born and passed away Thursday (Jan. 8, 2009) at Johnson City Specialty Hospital.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Stone Family Cemetery, Duffield, Va.
The family will be meeting at the cemetery.
Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Peggy Ann (Addington) Harrison

Peggy Ann Addington Harrison passed away, Friday, October 14, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, VA and was the daughter of the late Henry Farley Addington, Jr. and the late Ida Lee Larkey Lawson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Harrison, Jr.; step mother, Phyllis Patton Addington; step father, Fred H. Lawson; grandparents, Henry Farley Addington, Sr. and Sophia Mae Quillen Addington, and Thomas Alexander Larkey and Alice Larkey; sisters, Nancy Janice Addington Jones and Helen Margaret (Susie) Addington Fischer, and a brother, John Spencer Addington.

Surviving are her daughters, Deena Ann Duncan and husband, Dan, Colorado Springs, CO, and Brenda Harrison Williams, Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Sloan Mallory Duncan, Carson Caroline Duncan, and Molly Clementine Duncan; sisters, Freddie Sue Lawson and husband, Ralph and Alice Faye Randolph and husband, Harvey; brothers, Charles Patton Addington, Kingsport, TN, Tom Henry Addington and wife, Wanda, Gate City, VA, Henry Farley (Butch) Addington and wife, Sandy, Bel Air, MD, William Frances Addington, New York City, NY, and Anson Wolcott (Buster) Addington, Baltimore, MD; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. A eulogy will be given by Allan Roberts.

Private family graveside services will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Peggy Ann Harrison.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Elisha Hart

HILTONS, Va. — Charles Elisha Hart, 70, of Hiltons, Va., died Friday (Feb. 06, 2009) at Bristol Memorial Hospital after suffering injuries in an auto accident on Jan. 8, 2009.

Charles was an active member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. He retired from Quebecor in 1998.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Pruner Hart and Madaleen Hart; and a brother-in-law, Wako Fugate.

Charles is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janett Hart; sister, Jane Fugate of Kingsport; nieces, Peggy Meade of Kingsport and Rachel Hodges and husband, Nathan of Knoxville; nephews, Michael Fugate of Jonesborough, Jordan Morrison and wife, Jennifer of Johnson City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Gladys Morrison of Church Hill; dear friends, Donald and Peggy Bays.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Higher Ground Baptist Church in Lynn Garden. Funeral services will follow with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City. Those wishing to attend the service will meet at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution to Gideons International, Kingsport, Tenn., 37664 in Mr. Hart’s name.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Charles Elisha Hart.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Richard Thomas Hart

KINGSPORT - Richard Thomas Hart, 37, went to be with his Lord Saturday (July 2, 2005) at his residence.

He graduated from Sullivan North High School in 1986 and attended Tennessee Tech University.

Richard worked several managerial jobs, currently working as district manager for Carolina Pottery (Blountville location as the home store). He was floor manager at family owned Auction Time.

He was of the Christian faith. Richard was an avid sports lover, loved his dog Annie, and also loved spending time with his niece and nephew, Zoe and Tanner.

His maternal grandfather, Curtis Fuller Jenkins; and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Mary Alice Hart, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Frankie and Betty Hart, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Tanya Hart; niece and nephew, Zoe and Tanner Hart; grandmother, Eula Frances Jenkins; uncles and aunts, Billy Jenkins, Danny Jenkins, both of Kingsport, John Jenkins, Joe Catlett, both of Washington, D.C., Wanda and Robert Bellamy, Gate City, Va., and Dianna DeBord, Wytheville, Va.; first cousins, Jenny and Jason Smith, Church Hill, Sara and Michael Powell and Haley, Church Hill, Robbie Bellamy, Church Hill, Joe DeBord, Wytheville, Va., and Nicholas Jenkins, Washington, D.C.; lots of great-uncles, great-aunts, and other cousins; and special friends, Tim Marsh, Carolina Pottery employees, and friends of Auction Time.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport or friends may call anytime at the home of his parents and grandmother.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Gerald McFarland and Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Music will be provided by Dan Moneyhun, Cecil and Phyllis Ann Bell.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carolina Pottery employees, family members and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Henry Hartgrove Jr.

John H. Hartgrove Jr., 70, 1345 Garden Drive, Kingsport, died Saturday (Jan. 30, 1993) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of the Kingsport area, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.  He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Hartgrove in 1991.

Surviving are one stepdaughter, Mrs. Patsy Lemmons Osborne, Kingsport; one stepson, Bill Ray Lemmons, Kingsport; six step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; his mother, Sudie Durham Hartgrove, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Jesse (Ruth) Bowling, Kingsport; one brother, Jack Hartgrove, Indianapolis, Ind.; 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. Truman Smith and the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mountain Home National Cemetery by Charles Dewitt Byrd Post 3382 of the VFW.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, February 1, 1993

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lesley “Les” Hartgrove

KINGSPORT - Lesley (Les) Hartgrove, 56, of Kingsport , departed this life to be reunited with his mother and father on Saturday ( Nov. 27, 2004 ) at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville following a brief illness. He will be truly missed by his wife and best friend, Charlotte.

Les was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and had worked at Eastman for over 25 years. He was a sergeant in the Army serving in the motor pool in Texas and Korea . Les loved to work on his antique cars.

Mr. Hartgrove was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Marie Hartgrove.

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 36 years, Charlotte Osborne Hartgrove; a brother, Arthur Lee "Art" Hartgrove; two nephews, Brandon Hartgrove and wife, Tammy, and Jason Hartgrove and wife, Miranda; a great-nephew, who was the love of Les' life, Jacob Hartgrove; ex-sister-in-law, Brenda Sue Hartgrove; two brothers-in-law, Larry Osborne and wife Diane and Roger Osborne and friend, Nina Arwood; his loving pet, "Peanut"; and special friends, Ronnie Minga and Candy Naff, Dallas and Bobbie Shoun, Mitch Jessee, Ivan Phipps and Tom Kiser.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Freddie Robinette and Pastor Joe Hill officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hermon United Methodist church cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

To those who desire, memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Hermon United Methodist Church 's cemetery grounds fund, 15175 E. Carters Valley Road , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Lissie Jean (Frazier) Hartgrove

(Both parents b. Scott Co)

GATE CITY, Va. - Lissie Jean (Frazier) Hartgrove, 65, of Rt. 3, the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born June 12, 1940 in Hawkins County, she was a daughter of the late William McKinley and Etta Arnold Frazier. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was a friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, J.W. Frazier and Kenneth Frazier.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Hagan Hartgrove of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anita McClain and husband Rick of Kingsport, Michelle McDavid and husband Randy of Gate City (Yuma); one son, Tim Hartgrove of Gate City (Yuma); three grandchildren, Beth Snapp, Tanner McDavid and Luke Hartgrove; one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis Frazier and wife Florence of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends are left to mourn her passing.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the family residence, Rt. 3, Gate City (Yuma).

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing and Brother Steven Templeton officiating.

Music will be provided by The Potters and Wayne Bledsoe.

Interment will follow in Holston View Cemetery and nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Holston United Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743 or to the charity of one's choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marie Josephine (Ketron) Hartgrove

KINGSPORT - Marie J. Hartgrove, 74, entered into eternal rest on Monday ( May 21, 2001 ) at SunBridge Brookhaven.

She was a native of Sullivan County .

Mrs. Hartgrove was a member of Andrew Memorial Chapel.

Marie was a talented musician and sang with the Country Gospel Singers for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Hartgrove; parents, Maggie Woods Ketron and Jerry E. Ketron; two brothers, Bordie Dee and Milton Ketron; and a sister, Wertie Ketron Edwards.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur Hartgrove, and Lesley and wife, Charlotte, Hartgrove, all of Kingsport; two grandsons, Brandon Hartgrove and fiancee, Tammy Burke, and Jason Hartgrove and fiancee, Miranda Bishop; a sister, Lokiel Trent, Kingsport; former daughter-in-law, Brenda Sue Hartgrove; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Clint Hensley and Pastor Joseph H. Hill officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center , c/o Holston Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662, or donation of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maude (Dockery) Lemmons Hartgrove

Maude D. Lemmons Hartgrove, 3901 Ingram Street, Kingsport, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday ( June 7, 1991 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Slant, Va. , she had resided in Kingsport most of her life and was a retired employee of Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center . Mrs. Hartgrove was a member of the V.F.W. auxiliary Post No. 3382.

She was preceded in death by Meeks Dockery; and one grandson.

Surviving are husband, John Hartgrove, Jr., Kingsport; one daughter, Patsy Lemmons Osborne, Kingsport; one son, Bill Ray Lemmons, Kingsport; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Molly Thacker, Gate City, Va. and Edith Gilliam, Weber City, Va.; and two brothers, Lucian L. Dockery, Kingsport and Brown Dockery, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane  

Sudie Mae (Durham) Hartgrove

Sudie Durham Hartgrove, 94, Kingsport, died Tuesday (March 10, 1998) after a brief illness. Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived most of her adult life in Kingsport. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Hartgrove; six sons, James, Freddie, Bobby, John Jr., Wallace and Donald Hartgrove; an infant daughter, Wilma Jean Hartgrove; her parents, David and Maggie Alice Durham; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Nester, Mrs. Lural Netherland and Mrs. Addie Roller.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Eileen and Jesse Bowling, Kingsport; a son, Jack Hartgrove, Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Jess and Barbara Bowling or Sherry and Phil Cox.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Harris and Dr. Tommy Holtzclaw officiating.

Interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church in the name of Sudie Mae Hartgrove.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Alona Elizabeth "Wee" (Osborne) Hartsock

CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Alona Elizabeth "Wee" Hartsock, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday (Aug. 30, 2007) at Mountain View Medical Center, Norton, Va.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1923 in Dante, Va., and was the daughter of the late Houston and Sarah Burton Osborne. She was preceded in death by one brother, Willie Osborne.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Rev. J.T. Hartsock; half-sister, Mary Lou Gordon of Castlewood, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Ben Hartsock and wife, Myrtle of Dante, Va., and Robert Hartsock and wife, Mary Lee of Maryland; three sisters-in-law, Jean Glovier of Illinois, Geneva Taylor of Dante, Va., and Ella Hartsock of Abingdon, Va.; several special nieces and nephews; special friends, Rick and Debbie Elam; caregivers, Ben and Myrtle Hartsock, Geneva Hartsock, Rick Elam, Shanna Elam and Jason Hall; special, special friend, Edna Smith; niece and nephew, Andrea Leland of South Carolina and Alex Osborne of Tennessee.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

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

Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va.

Pallbearers will be Paul Burton, Garland Burton, Ronald Hartsock, Randall Hartsock, Gary Hartsock, Tim Taylor, Authur Phillips and Roger Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Halloway, Shannon Elam, Brandon Elam, and Jason Hall.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beverly Dawn “Birdie” Hartsock

KINGSPORT — Beverly “Birdie” Hartsock, 48, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Feb. 12, 2012), at her home.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and enjoyed the outdoors. Birdie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Shelby Hartsock.

Birdie is survived by three sons, David Nelson Jr. and wife,

Jacqulin, of Knoxville, Tenn., Dillon Nelson and Jeremy Nelson,

both of Kingsport; three grandbabies, Alyssa, Kylie and Breanna; three sisters, Gina Pennington and husband, Jack, of Kingsport, Tonia “Toddie” Hartsock and husband, Jeff, of Hiltons, Va., and Brandy Mc-David and husband, Kenny, of Kingsport; brother, Johnny “Plug” Hartsock and girlfriend, Jessica Wright; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon today at Hermon United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Glenn Hicks officiating.

Interment will follow at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Family members will be pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Beverly “Birdie” Hartsock.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Jack Hartsock

LEBANON, Va. - Bill J. Hartsock, 68, passed away Sunday ( Sept. 9, 2001 ) at his residence.

He was a member of Free Hill Baptist Church and an original member of the Scott County Life Saving Crew. He was the former owner of Hartsock Construction Company and was employed for a number of years in heavy equipment and trucking, retiring from Barger Leasing in 1995. He loved farming, cattle, racing and four-wheeling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. (Annie Castle) Hartsock; two sisters, Venus Stapleton and Mrs. Magdalene Meade.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Francisco Hartsock, Lebanon, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Suzy Ruffel, Greeneville, Mrs. Cathy Price, Lebanon, Va., Ms. Beth Hartsock, Kingsport, and Ms. Sarah Hartsock, of the home; eight grandchildren, David, Jonathan, Jason, and Brandy Taylor, Michael and Christina Price, Blake and Becka Stallard; two great-grandchildren, Kristen and Cain Taylor; sister, Mrs. Maybelle Jessee, Weber City, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Jean) Daugherty, Radford, Va.; brother, Mr. J.P. Hartsock, Lebanon, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Free Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Beavers, the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Claude Christian officiating.

Music will be provided by Sherry Beavers, Free Hill Church Choir, and David Phillips, Clare Jessee, Stella Christian.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Free Hill Baptist Church Cemetery , Lebanon , Va.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Free Hill Baptist Church building fund or cemetery upkeep, c/o Jimmy Williams, Route 2, Box 754 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Blaine Lamar Hartsock

GATE CITY, Va. - Blaine Lamar Hartsock , 65, Route 2, (Midway community), went to be with the Lord Sunday (May 9, 1999) at James H. Quillen DVAMC in Johnson City. A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was born on Feb. 22, 1934. He attended ETSU for two years and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a pipe-fitter for A&L Contractors. Mr. Hartsock was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a great husband and father.

He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Hartsock .

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lester Hartsock , Gate City, Va.; one son, Donnie Lamar Hartsock , of the home; mother, Nannie Carter Hartsock , Gate City, Va.; sister, Helen Kilgore Graham, Nickelsville, Va.; a special friend, Sue Carter; one sister-in-law, Shirley Willis; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Don Large officiating. Music will be provided by the Midway Methodist Church Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Cemetery in the Midway community with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jean Violet (Stapleton) Hartsock

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Jean S. Hartsock, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( Oct. 18, 2006 ).

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville and Meade's Chapel Church .

She was the daughter of the late Dewey and Francis Stapleton, whom precede her in death; as well as a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jo and Henry Moore; brother and sister-in-law, Guy and Jewell Stapleton.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Hartsock; son, Terry Hartsock; two grandchildren, Sgt. Jason Lewis and Missy Moore; four great grandchildren, Nikki and Nathan Lewis, Autumn and Josh Willis; sisters, Patty Meade and Effie Reed; special friend, C.R. Bennett; special niece, Joyce Gilreath; several other nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for family and friends will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartsock Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. , with Rev. Wayne Meade officiating.

Music will be provided by the Meade's Chapel Church Choir.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meade's Chapel Church , Rt. 1 Box 383 , Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Hartsock family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Howard Hartsock

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Joe Howard Hartsock, 79, Nickelsville, Va., passed away at his residence Wednesday ( Dec. 27, 2006 ) after a lengthy illness.

He was a member of Nickelsville First Baptist Church . He was born in Scott County where he lived out the remainder of his life and was a brick mason for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Orphia (Kilgore) Hartsock; two brothers, Carl Hartsock and J.C. Hartsock; two sisters, Maude Addington and Jean Ratliff; one daughter,

He is survived by his wife, Louise Hartsock, Nickelsville, Va.; one son, Terry Hartsock, Nickelsville, Va.; one daughter, Carol Hartsock, Chilhowie, Va.; one step daughter, Allien Lane and husband Carl, Castlewood, Va.; three grandchildren, Missy Parsons and husband Merle, Fall Branch, Tenn., Sgt. Jason and wife Melanie, Chilhowie, Va.; one step grandchild, Lindsey Lane, Castlewood, Va.; four great grandchildren, Autumn Willis, Josh Willis, Nathan Lewis and Nikki Lewis; several nieces and nephews; three special friends, Bob and Faye Trivett and Kris Williams.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday 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 Rev. G.W. White, bringing the message and will be assisted by Rev. Steve Collins.

Music will be provided by Greg, Becky and June White.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Addington Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Odle, Kent Lee Burke, Sgt. Jason Lewis, Jason Carico, Carl Lane and Ricky Odle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Trivett, Dr. Stanley Hodges, Gary Addington, Dick Odle, Darrik Addington and Ellis Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Addington Cemetery .

Gate City funeral home is serving the family of Mr. Hartsock.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Patton “J.P.” Hartsock Jr.

LEBANON, Va. - J.P. Hartsock, 86, of Route 3, died Monday ( Oct. 1, 2001 ) in the Bristol Regional Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , a son of the late Joseph Patton Hartsock Sr. and Annie Castle Hartsock, he had lived in Russell County for the past 75 years. He was a retired merchant and farmer, having been employed by Richmond Hardware and Ben Franklin Stores.

He was a member of the Free Hill Baptist Church, the Stuart Masonic Lodge No. 224 A.F.&A.M., Castlewood Royal Arch Chapter, Bristol Commandry and the Kazim Shrine Temple in Roanoke.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Venus Stapleton and Magdalene Meade; and one brother, Bill Hartsock.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Lillian Ann Hartsock, Lebanon, and Judy and Bill Briscoe, Abingdon, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Andrew P. and Becky Hartsock, Lebanon; four grandchildren, Carol White, Abingdon, Va., Kathy Easterly, Brian Hartsock and Stephanie Buchanan, all of Lebanon; three great-grandsons, Josh Jessee, Dakota White and Cole Buchanan; two sisters, Maybelle Jessee, Weber City, Va., and Jean Dougherty and her husband Dale, Radford, Va.; one sister-in-law, Peggy Hartsock, Lebanon; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be after 6 p.m. today at Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon , where Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the Stuart Masonic Lodge No. 224 A.F.&A.M.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Free Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Larry Beavers officiating.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

Burial will follow in the Free Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Lance Phillips, David Phillips, Aaron Buchanan, Gary Easterly, Mark White and Jerry Jessee.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. J. T. Hartsock

CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Rev. J.T. Hartsock, 91, died Sunday (Feb. 15, 2009) in Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Va.

He was born in Scott County, Va., son of the late Oscar and Sally Elam Hartsock.

He was ordained in 1949 as a Freewill Baptist Minister. He was a member of the Copper Creek Odd Fellow Lodge #212. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Hartsock.

He is survived by two sisters, Geneva Taylor of Dante, Va. and Lucy Jean Glovier of Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, Bob Hartsock and wife, Mary Lee, of Baltimore, Md. and Ben Hartsock and wife, Myrtle, of Dante, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Brother Delmar Phillips, Rev. Kenneth Johnson and Rev. Bill Crawford officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Elam, Garland Burton and Paul Burton.

The family would like to give a special thank you to caregiver, Edna Smith.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lloyd G. "L.G." Hartsock

ABINGDON, Va. - L.G. Hartsock , 79, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., a resident of 16027 Elliott St., Abingdon, Va., and a former resident of St. Paul, Va. He retired from Clinchfield Coal Company and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Paul Masonic Lodge No. 343 AF&AM. He was a member of Dingus Memorial Freewill Baptist Church and most recently attended Jackson Memorial Church in Bristol, Va. He was the son of the late Oscar and Sally Elam Hartsock .

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dee Hartsock and George Hartsock ; and two sisters, Mary Stanley and Emma Hartsock .

Surviving are his wife, Ella Glovier Hartsock ; two daughters, Barbara Asbury and Karen Gilbert, both of Abingdon, Va.; two sons, Gary Hartsock , Abingdon, Va., and Randall Hartsock , Rockford, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Lora Asbury, Matthew Hartsock , Brian Hartsock , Josh Gilbert, Jenna Gilbert, Tonya Brown and Bobby Braun; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucy Jean Glovier, Rockford, Ill., and Geneva Taylor, Dante, Va.; four brothers, Willie Hartsock , Kingsport, the Rev. J.T. Hartsock , Castlewood, Va., Bob Hartsock , Baltimore, Md., and Kelly Ben Hartsock , Dante, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Harless and the Rev. Arville Dingus officiating.

Burial will be in the Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lonnie Brown Hartsock

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Lonnie Brown Hartsock, 78, of Nickelsville, Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Oct. 5, 2008) at Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport.

He was born June 30, 1930 in the Cowans Creek Section of Scott County, Va., where he grew up and also raised his family. Lonnie worked part-time construction, but most of his life was spent farming. He enjoyed the outdoors and sending time visiting and talking to friends and neighbors. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Cassell's Chapel Church in Dungannon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Hartsock and Callie Osborn Hartsock; two sisters, Virgie Sluss and Lucy Marshall; and one brother, J.W. Hartsock.

Lonnie is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Clara Byrd Hartsock who was always by his side to the end; two daughters, Patricia Boggs and husband, Monty of Kingsport and Tammy Odle and husband, Johnny of Nickelsville, Va.; one granddaughter, Beverly Tomlinson and husband, Mitchell of Johnson City; and one great-granddaughter, Zoe Tomlinson.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City or anytime at the home in Nickelsville.

Funeral service will follow in the chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Larkin Booth and Rev. James Mann, officiating.

Singers will be Dale and Jenna Hall, Sam and Margaret Bricky, Lou Cindy Dingus and Benny Jones.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Hartsock Family Cemetery on Cowans Creek.

Pallbearers will be Walter Manis, Larry Dockery, Mathew Ook, Adam Byrd, Jimmy Byrd and Richard Sluss.

Honorary pallbearers are family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the people at Mountain Empire Older Citizens and to the people of the Nickelsville Community Meals of Love.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Janie (Lester) Hartsock

KINGSPORT - Mary Janie Hartsock, 45, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Feb. 1, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Welch, W.Va., on June 16, 1958, the daughter of the late Dillard and Ollie Vanover Lester. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hartsock attended Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine Lamar Hartsock in 1999; sisters, Peggy Lester, Brenda Lester, Linda Lester.

Surviving are her son, Donnie Lamar Hartsock and wife Kim, Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Shirley Willis, Church Hill, Evon Howell, Tazewell, Va.; brothers, Weaver Lester, Charles Lester, and David Lester, all of Kingsport, Roger Lester, Robbie Lester, and Jessie Lester, all of Hensley, W.Va.; special friend, Judy Edwards, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

No funeral services are planned.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving the Hartsock family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Delores (Compton) Hartsock

KINGSPORT — Mildred Compton Hartsock, 81, of Kingsport went to her Heavenly Home Thursday (Nov. 27, 2008), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mrs. Hartsock was a school teacher prior to her marriage to James and was a salesperson with Nettie Lee for 22 years. Mildred was a loving wife, dedicated mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister- in-law.
Preceding her in death were her father, mother, two sisters, and a niece.
She is survived by her husband, James Ralph Hartsock of Kingsport; two daughters, Shelia Davis and husband Tommy of Kingsport, Sharon Lane and husband David of Blountville; one son, Rodney Deihl Hartsock of Nickelsville; seven grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Skeens Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va., with the Rev. Guy Hartsock and the Rev. Rodney Hartsock officiating.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Hartsock family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie B. (Carter) Hartsock

GATE CITY, Va. — Nannie Carter Hartsock, 101, of Midway community, Gate City, Va., entered into rest at the Brian Center, Saturday (March 7, 2009).

She was born in Scott County, Va. May 12, 1907 to the late Joe Asbury Carter and Amanda Salling Carter.

Nannie was the oldest member of Midway Methodist Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was an avid seamtress and needle worker. She took care of many people in her home.

Nannie Carter was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Hartsock; parents, Joe Asbury Carter and Amanda Salling Carter; son, Blaine Hartsock; grandson, Michael Scott Kilgore; twin brother, Willie Carter; half-brother, Emmett Carter.

Survived by her daughter, Helen Graham and husband, Elmer Nickelsville, Va., three grandchildren, Jackie Kilgore, Gate City, Va., Jerry Kilgore, Gate City, Va., Donnie Hartsock and wife, Appelonia, Virginia Beach, Va., two great-grandchildren, David W. Kilgore and wife, Nickie, Gate City, Va., James Hartsock, Virginia Beach, Va.; great-great- granddaughter, Shelley Kilgore, Gate City, Va.; special daughter-in-law, Betty Kilgore, Gate City, Va.

The family will receive friends at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Allen Karnes officiating.

Music will be provided by Midway Choir.

Graveside services will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Midway community.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Midway Methodist Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Orpha Margaret (Kilgore) Hartsock

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Orpha Margaret Kilgore Hartsock, 95, Route 2, Nickelsville, Va., died Friday ( May 8, 1992 ) at Brian Center , Weber City , Va.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Sherman Hartsock in 1958 and her parents, James and Victoria Starnes Kilgore.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maude Addington and Mrs. Jeanette Buchanan, both of Nickelsville, Va., and Jean Rat­liff, Kingsport; three sons, J.C. Hartsock, Nickelsville, Va., Joe Hartsock, Castlewood, Va., and Carl Hartsock, White Pine, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Glen Kilgore, Weber City, Va., Giles Kilgore, Kings­port and James Kilgore, Smyrna, Tenn.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Fune­ral Home, or at the residence of a son, J.C. Hartsock, Nickelsville , Va. , anytime.

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the fu­neral home with the Rev. Gene Hughes and the Rev. Gene Hines officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pall­bearers.

Burial will be in the Adington family cemetery, Nickelsville , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Samuel H. Hartsock

Funeral services for Samuel H. Hartsock, 64, who died at his home in Hiltons, Va. , this morning at 10 o’clock after a lengthy illness, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon church at Maces Springs.  The Rev. N. P. King and the Rev. Poulton will officiate.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Samuel Hartsock of Hiltons; four daughters, Mrs. Burns Duty of Kanapolis, N. C.; Mrs. Moscoe Clark, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. C. B. Carter, Hiltons; and Mrs. W. H. Thomas, Morrison City; six sons:  F. H. Hartsock, Dayton; Beecher and Elisha Hartsock, Hiltons; Buford Hartsock, Inman, Va.; McKinley and Howard Hartsock, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. W. G. Pigett, Indiana.

Kingsport Times, March 13, 1942
Submitted by Lauretta Cole

Sarah Alice (Wright) Hartsock

Mrs. Sarah Alice Hartsock died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Gregory, 1618 LaSalle Street, at 11:30 p m. Thursday. [3/14/1957]

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Tennessee for the past 23 years. She attended the Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, C. M. [sic., probably W. M.] Hartsock; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Gregory, Kingsport,  and Mrs. Vida Keston, Nashville; two sons, Ralph Hartsock and W. M. Hartsock, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Melissie Vermillion, Kingsport and Mrs. O. H. Shankle, Stockton, Cal., and Mrs. W. W. Weatherly, Williamsburg, Ind.; two brothers, Richard H. Wright, Kingsport, and John Wright, Boston, Ind. She is also survived by four grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Carter-Clamon Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Friday, March 15, 1957

Submitted by Don Lane

Sarah Jane Hartsock

LEBANON, Va. - Sarah Jane Hartsock, 23, Route 3, Big Moccasin community, died Thursday ( Jan. 17, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Sullivan County on June 28, 1978. Sarah was born a very special child with many health problems, but overcame her challenges by working hard. Sarah loved and was loved by many people. She loved her Jesus, her home, the moon and stars.

Sarah was a graduate of Lebanon High School and was a member of the Free Hill Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill J. Hartsock ( Sept. 9, 2001 ); maternal grandfather, Kern Francisco; paternal grandparents, Joe P. and Annie Castle Hartsock.

Surviving are her mother, Peggy Hartsock, Lebanon, Va.; sisters, Suzy Ruffel, Greeneville, Cathy Price, Marco Island, Fla., and Beth Hartsock, Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Ann Francisco, Weber City, Va.; eight nieces and nephews, David, Jonathan, Jason and Brandy Taylor, Michael and Christine Price, Blake and Becka Stallard; a loving and wonderful babysitter for 17 years, Mrs. Betty Easterly.

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

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

Music will be conducted by the Free Hill Church Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Free Hill Church Cemetery (Little Duck community).

The family will meet at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Free Hill Baptist Church building fund or cemetery upkeep fund, c/o Jimmy Williams, Route 2, Box 754 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Troy Virgil Hartsock

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Troy Virgil Hartsock , 87, entered into rest Monday ( July 26, 1999 ) at his residence. Born in Russell County , Va. on June 24, 1912 , he was a son of the late Kemper and Mary Compton Hartsock .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mattie Emily Hartsock .

Mr. Hartsock served in the U.S. Air Force and was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Una Dougherty Hartsock , Nickelsville, Va.; one son, Lowell Hartsock , Nickelsville, Va.; four sisters, Lizzie Dell Gillespie, Minnie Ruth Dean, Jenniwood Reason, all of Nickelsville, Va., and Ethel Mae Clayman, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Nickelsville Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William "Willie" Hartsock

KINGSPORT - William "Willie" Hartsock, 94, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday (July 7, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Willie was born Dec. 14, 1912 in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late Oscar and Sally (Elam) Hartsock and had resided in Kingsport since 1945.

He retired from Eastman Kodak after 30 years of service. He was a member and deacon of Pine View Freewill Baptist Church and a life time-member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Rosie Hartsock; son, Billy Hartsock; two brothers; one sister; grandson, Jerry Combs and granddaughter, Jenny Combs.

Willie is survived by his daughters, Dorothy Combs of Indiana, Gaynell Norris of Johnson City, Naomi R. Rutherford of Kingsport; his son, Phillip L. Hartsock and his wife, Debbie, of Kingsport; brothers, Rev. J.T. Hartsock, Ben Hartsock and Bob Hartsock; sisters, Geneva Taylor and Jean Glovier; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Morelock, the Rev. Rick Adams and the Rev. J.R. Pratt officiating with graveside service to follow.

Pallbearers will be Andy Mills, Randy Combs, Travis Hartsock, Darrell Babb, Kenneth Roller and Frank Nuxal.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Wilson, Mike Mills, Ed Britt and Lonnie Robertson.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jay Edward Harville

KINGSPORT - Jay E. Harville, 83, died Sunday ( Dec. 8, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Harville was born in Thorn Hill , Tenn. , on Jan. 19, 1919 . He received his formal education in the public schools of Rogersville and East Tennessee State University . He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport where he was a member of the church choir for many years.

As a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, he served with the Provost Marshal General's Detachment at Fort Custer , Mich. Following his discharge, he was employed by the City of Kingsport as assistant city recorder and treasurer. He was the current President of Kingsport Development Company Insurance Inc., where he had been an active officer of the company since 1953.

Following World War II, he joined the American Legion. He was a member of Hammond Post #3 Color Guard. At the local level, he served his post as finance officer, second vice commander, first vice commander and commander. He served as the Commander of Hammond Post #3 from 1986 through 2001, as well as two other previous terms. During his time as commander, the post grew to be one of the 25 largest posts in the country. At the state level, he served as East Tennessee Vice Commander and the State Department Commander. Also at the level, he was named both Legionnaire of the Year and National Executive Committeeman for the Department of Tennessee.

On the national level, he was elected National Vice Commander of the American Legion in 1974 at the 56th Annual National Convention in Miami Beach , Fla. Also on the national level, he was a member of the National Membership and Post Activities Committees for several years. He had also been serving as a member of the National Children and Youth Commission for many years.

He was active in youth activities including scouting, Boys State and Dobyns-Bennett athletics. He served as scoutmaster of the scout troop sponsored by his post for seven years and was active in scouting for 32 years. He was responsible for coordinating the East Tennessee entries for the American Legion Boys State program as well as the Oratorical Program. He served with the Dobyns-Bennett Athletic Department for over 40 years.

Mr. Harville was active in his community and was a past president of the Insurors of Kingsport. He was a charter member of the Kingsport Junior Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the board of directors of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce from 1991-1993 and also a member of the Kingsport Jaycees. He was the parade marshal of both the Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade and the American Legion Fourth of July Parade. He also received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the downtown Kingsport Rotary Club.

He was appointed as a member of the State Veterans Nursing Home Board by former Gov. Ned McWherter and re-appointed by Gov. Don Sunquist. He served in this capacity from 1989-2001. During his time, he also served as Chairman of the Board for one year.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Irene Spivey Harville; a son, Stephen E. Harville and his wife Cynthia; four grandchildren, Joshua , Jordan , Jaron and Alyssa Harville; one brother, Jerome Harville; one sister, Bertie Steigerwald; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Kingsport. The family will also receive friends at the home of Steve and Cynthia Harville, 3 Spring Creek Wynd., Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Marvin Cameron officiating and the eulogy will be given by Dr. Craig Fry.

Music will be provided by David Spears.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Hammond Post #3 Color Guard officiating with Chaplain Joe W. Byrd.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Harville, Jordan Harville, Dr. Mickey H. Spivey, Rick Spivey, Donald Spivey, Harold Ford and Bob Dingus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dobyns-Bennett Educational Foundation (Alumni Fieldhouse), c/o Aldebaran Financial Inc., P.O. Box 6398 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .

Condolences may be sent to the family via email at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport , is serving the family of Mr. Harville.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Rush Harvey

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Rush Harvey, 58, died Friday (April 18, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

He was born in Coeburn, Va., March 12, 1945, and had live in Port Clinton, Ohio for several years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kelley Harvey; sisters, Odra Belle Harvey, Della Hardy and Crystal Adkins; brothers, Clayton Harvey and Raymond Harvey; first wife of 18 1/2 years, Sarah Kate Perry Harvey Robertson.

Survivors include his wife Edna "Cookie" Harvey; his mother, Alice Belle Harvey; a son, John Kelly Rush Harvey, Kingsport, Tenn.; four daughters, Alice Margaret Harvey, Clinchport, Margaret Darnell, Victoria Egan and Amanda Darnell all of Gate City; daughter-in-law, Dawn Harvey, Kingsport, Tenn.; two step-sons, David Silverwood, Fremont, Ohio and Paul Silverwood, Florida; two brothers, Charlie Ray Harvey, Norton, and Dewey Harvey, Castilla, Ohio; three sisters, Francis Lane and Judy Burgett both of Coeburn and Ida Jane Mattingly, Lakeside, Ohio; nine grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

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

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Maude Horne officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harvey Family Cemetery in Coeburn.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jay Edward Harville

KINGSPORT - Jay E. Harville, 83, died Sunday ( Dec. 8, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Harville was born in Thorn Hill, Tenn., on Jan. 19, 1919. He received his formal education in the public schools of Rogersville and East Tennessee State University . He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport where he was a member of the church choir for many years.

As a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, he served with the Provost Marshal General's Detachment at Fort Custer , Mich. Following his discharge, he was employed by the City of Kingsport as assistant city recorder and treasurer. He was the current President of Kingsport Development Company Insurance Inc., where he had been an active officer of the company since 1953.

Following World War II, he joined the American Legion. He was a member of Hammond Post #3 Color Guard. At the local level, he served his post as finance officer, second vice commander, first vice commander and commander. He served as the Commander of Hammond Post #3 from 1986 through 2001, as well as two other previous terms. During his time as commander, the post grew to be one of the 25 largest posts in the country. At the state level, he served as East Tennessee Vice Commander and the State Department Commander. Also at the level, he was named both Legionnaire of the Year and National Executive Committeeman for the Department of Tennessee.

On the national level, he was elected National Vice Commander of the American Legion in 1974 at the 56th Annual National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla. Also on the national level, he was a member of the National Membership and Post Activities Committees for several years. He had also been serving as a member of the National Children and Youth Commission for many years.

He was active in youth activities including scouting, Boys State and Dobyns-Bennett athletics. He served as scoutmaster of the scout troop sponsored by his post for seven years and was active in scouting for 32 years. He was responsible for coordinating the East Tennessee entries for the American Legion Boys State program as well as the Oratorical Program. He served with the Dobyns-Bennett Athletic Department for over 40 years.

Mr. Harville was active in his community and was a past president of the Insurors of Kingsport . He was a charter member of the Kingsport Junior Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the board of directors of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce from 1991-1993 and also a member of the Kingsport Jaycees. He was the parade marshal of both the Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade and the American Legion Fourth of July Parade. He also received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the downtown Kingsport Rotary Club.

He was appointed as a member of the State Veterans Nursing Home Board by former Gov. Ned McWherter and re-appointed by Gov. Don Sunquist. He served in this capacity from 1989-2001. During his time, he also served as Chairman of the Board for one year.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Irene Spivey Harville; a son, Stephen E. Harville and his wife Cynthia; four grandchildren, Joshua, Jordan, Jaron and Alyssa Harville; one brother, Jerome Harville; one sister, Bertie Steigerwald; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Kingsport . The family will also receive friends at the home of Steve and Cynthia Harville, 3 Spring Creek Wynd., Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Marvin Cameron officiating and the eulogy will be given by Dr. Craig Fry.

Music will be provided by David Spears.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Hammond Post #3 Color Guard officiating with Chaplain Joe W. Byrd.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Harville, Jordan Harville, Dr. Mickey H. Spivey, Rick Spivey, Donald Spivey, Harold Ford and Bob Dingus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dobyns-Bennett Educational Foundation (Alumni Fieldhouse), c/o Aldebaran Financial Inc., P.O. Box 6398, Kingsport , Tenn. 37663.

Condolences may be sent to the family via email at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Mr. Harville.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Una E. (Quillen) Hash

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Mrs. Una Quillen Hash, 72, of Salem, Va., died in Lewis-Gale Hospital, Roanoke, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. [8/17/1963]  She was formerly of Scott County.

Surviving are: her husband, Grover C. Hash; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Buchanan, and a son, Edward Hash, all of Salem; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Whited, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Ruth Davis, Nickelsville, Va.; and a brother, A. R. Quillen, Gate City.

The body is to be brought to the Scott County Funeral Home here.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 18, 1963)

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WEBER CITY, Va. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Una Q. Hash, who died Saturday in a Roanoke hospital, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. (EST) in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Walter Mabe officiating.

Burial will be in the Quillen family cemetery.  The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Monday, August 19, 1963

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Eddie Lee Hass

Gate City, VA - Eddie Lee Hass, 66, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, October 18, 2013 at Wellmont Hospice, Bristol, TN.

Mr. Hass was born in Scott County, VA on November 26, 1946 to the late Millard F. and Katheryn Eliza Darnell Hass.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Larry Curtis Hass preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Hass, Gate City, VA; daughters, Margaret Denise Hass Jessee and husband, Otis Lee, Gate City, VA and Melissa Gail Finch and husband, Ricky, Nickelsville, VA; grandchildren, Joshua Dingus, Jacob Dingus, Milligan Jessee, and Otis Lee Jessee, Jr.; brothers, Charles Hass and wife, Patsy, Kingsport, TN and Donald Hass, Clinchport, VA; sisters, Jean Neff and husband, Don, Yuma, VA, Zelma Davis and husband, Hubert, Weber City, VA, Donna Kay Hass, Weber City, VA, and Teresa Ann Ramsey and husband, Danny, Clinchport, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and any time 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. Denny Hass and Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating. Denny Hass Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Mike Hass, Jacob Dingus, Joshua Dingus, Wayne Finch, and Otis Jessee, Jr. will serve as pallbearers. Paul Owens and Wesley Owens will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to thank Dr. Eastridge and the staff of Mountain Region Family Medicine, and Wellmont Hospice House and staff, Bristol, TN for their love and care of Eddie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gate City Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, VA 24251 to help defray funeral expenses.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Katherine Eliza (Darnell) Hass

GATE CITY, Va. - Katherine Eliza Hass, 74, entered into rest Monday (June 11, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born June 26, 1926 in Scott County, Va., to the late Hughie and Ernie Elizabeth Darnell.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Millard F. Hass; one son, Larry Curtis Hass; two sisters, Rosie Salling and Tempa Rhoton; three brothers, Floyd, Everett and Walter Darnell.

Surviving are four daughters, Thelma Neff and Zelma Davis, both of Weber City, Va., Donna Hass, Gate City, Va., and Theresa Ramsey, Clinchport, Va.; three sons, Charles Hass, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Eddie Hass, Gate City, Va., and Donald Hass, Clinchport, Va.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sally Mae Hass, Clinchport, Va. and Laura Rhoton, Kingsport; brother, Ryland Darnell, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Kenneth Davis.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sallie Mae (Darnell) Hass

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Sallie Mae Darnell Hass, 81, Rye Cove community, went to Heaven cradled in the arms of Jesus and surrounded by family and friends on Saturday (May 21, 2005).

Sallie Mae was born on Aug. 26, 1923 to Huey and Ernie Edwards Darnell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one twin son, James Ferrell Hass; two great-grandsons; four brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Clifford H. Hass, of the home; 11 children, Sherrill Hass and Pauline, Murrill Hass and wife, Faye, Marcella Osborne and husband, Hobart, Earl Hass and wife, Ilene, Dearl Hass and wife, Ann, Rita Perry and husband, James, Gary Hass and wife, Linda, Leon Hass and wife, Brenda, Benny Hass and wife, Kathy, Denny Hass and wife, Donna, Phillip Hass and wife, Vickie; daughter-in-law, Jean Hass; 23 grandchildren, Tammy Cassell and husband, Mike, Jeff Hass, Darrell Stacey and wife, Shannon, Daniel Stacey and wife, Cathy, Jason Stacey and wife, Vicky, Beverly Musick and husband, Doug, Traci Kerns and husband, Danny, Connie Griffin and husband, Bo, Janet McNew and husband, Kenneth, Cindy Vaughn and husband, Mickey, Kristie Begley and husband, Keith, Chandra Perry and husband, Chucky, Becky Rhea and husband, Bobby, Leona Hass, Crystal Dorton, Justin Hass, Noah Hass, Shane Hass, Savanna Hass, Chad Hass, Toby Hass, Sheena Hass, Danny Darnell and a special granddaughter, Susan Finch and husband, Clinton; 22 great- grandchildren; one sister, Laura Rhoton; several nieces and nephews; a special foster son, Howard McNew and wife, Dorothy, and two foster grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Rhoton, Brother Danny Kerns and Brother Phillip Free officiating.

The Mabe Quartet, Clinch River Boys and Richie Neece will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Flanary/Hass Cemetery (the Old Home Place) in Rye Cove, Va.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Midway Church, c/o Denny Hass, Rt. 4, Box 104B, Clinchport, VA 24244.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dorothy Qualls, the staff of Amedysis Home Health, Dr. Leslie Jones and staff, special caretakers, Donna Hass and Kathy Hass for the special care given to her. Also, to Rye Cove Methodist Church for their kindness during her illness and everyone's prayers, calls and visits.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn (Troy) Hart

Mrs. Evelyn Hart of 102 W. Ravine St. died Monday afternoon [3/21/1966] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Hart was born in Clover, Va. and had been a resident of Kingsport for six years. She was a member of St Paul's Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lucas P. Hart Sr., Kingsport; sons, Lucas P. Hart Jr., Gainsville, Fla. and William G. Hart, Alma, Mich.; a sister, Miss Kate Troy, Washington, D. C. and six grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete. The body is at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home.

(Lucus P. Hart of Scott Co who had ancestral families – Hart, Cattron, Hensley, Peters, Gardner, Barnhart. This family lived in Fresno and Madera, Cal.)

KINGSPORT NEWS  / Tuesday, March 22, 1966

Submitted by Don Lane

Zola Irene (Grizzle) Hart

KINGSPORT - Zola Irene Grizzle Hart departed this life Friday morning ( April 5, 2002 ) at her residence after a 7-year courageous battle with cancer.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a licensed practical nurse with Holston Valley Medical Center . She attended Community Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Grizzle and Jane Hammonds Grizzle; seven brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Mae and Sid Darnell, and Helen Marie and Bernard Darnell, all of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Jewell Grizzle and Virginia Grizzle, both of Gate City, Va., and Marie Grizzle and June Grizzle, both of Bristol, Va.; brother-in-law, Fred Darnell, Gate City, Va.; 22 nieces and nephews, 17 great-nieces and nephews, and two great-great-nephews; special great-niece, Anna Ketron, Church Hill.

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

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

Music will be provided by Hagan and Patsy Castle.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Holston View Cemetery . The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Roger Alan Hauk

KINGSPORT — Roger Alan Hauk, 57, Kingsport , died Friday ( July 17, 2009 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center . He was born in Sullivan County where he resided all of his life.

Roger was a 1970 graduate of Ketron High School . He was employed with Eastman Chemical Company from 1975 till the present where he worked in the C.E. Division. Roger was an active member of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church and served as an elder. He was an avid Nascar and Tennessee Walking Horse fan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul S. Hauk.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Jennifer S. Hauk; mother, Joyce L. Hauk, Kingsport; brothers, Thomas D. Hauk and wife, Rita, Kingsport and Michael L. Hauk and wife, Connie, Purvis, Miss.; nieces, Becky Hauk, Amanda Sampson and fiancé, Jeremy Nichols and Jenna Hauk; great-nieces, Caitlin Hauk, Isabella Price, Mekayla Million, Savannah Greene, Madison, Trinity, Shyloh and Gracin Herron; nephews, Doug Hauk and wife, Melissa, Joey Herron and special friend, Jaime Duncan, Michael Herron and wife, Gina and Jeremy Herron and wife, Cindy, Patrick Hauk and Zachary Sampson and fiancé, Alexandria Evans; great-nephews, Tyler Hauk, Trevor Greene, and soon-to-arrive, Christopher Sampson; mother-in-law, Lona H. Sampson, Kingsport; two brothers-in-law, Danny Sampson, Bristol, Johnny Sampson and wife, Debra, Monroe, N.C.; and sister-in-law, Cindy Herron and husband, Jerry, Castlewood, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Ira Howard, Brother Ed McLain and Evangelist Michael Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by the Reedy Creek Presbyterian Choir and Liz Laney.

Graveside services will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Eastman C.E. Division’s Processing Crew 1 team members and Craig Ruth, John Tipton and Brandon Hartgrove. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gaye (Stapleton) Haulsee

JEFFERSON CITY — Gaye Stapleton Haulsee, 69, of Jefferson City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday (May 28, 2009) following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was a beloved, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. Gaye was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson City and was retired after many years working in bank administration for several area banks.

She was proceeded in death by her father and mother, Marzell and Venus Staplelton; brother, Kenneth S. Stapleton; son-in-law, Donnie Hoover; and brother-in- law, Abe Teague.

She is survived by her husband, Mike Haulsee; daughters, Leigh Ann Lakins and husband, Joe and Christy Hoover; special grandsons, Justin R. Lakins and wife, Caroline, Jordan T. Hoover and Nolan R. Epps; sisters, Peggy Teague and Jo Ann (Melvin) Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Christine Stapleton, Sue Monroe, Cis Taylor and husband, Crockett; brothers-in-law, Pete Haulsee and wife, Phyllis, Dave Haulsee and wife, Phyllis; special friends, Mary Darby, Margaret Anderson, Louise Carter and Violet Reynolds; special niece, Lori (Tim) Wadell, Eddit Teague, Joe P.(Sheryl) Teague and Mark Teague.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday prior to the services at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson City prior to services.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church with Dr. Gene Wilder officiating.

Interment graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville.

Pallbearers will be Dale Moyers, Mike Bunch, Michael Harris, Mike Harris, Luke Norton and Jason Byrd.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. www.farrarfuneralhome.com.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Onnie Dean Hashbarger

GATE CITY , Va. — Onnie Dean Hashbarger, 78, of Gate City, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning ( Nov. 2, 2010 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Washington County , Tenn. and resided in Scott County for 45 years. Mr. Hashbarger was in the 101st Airborne Division with the United States Army who served in the Korean War. He retired from the Hawkins County Press where he worked in distribution. He was a true NASCAR fan. Dean was a born again Christian.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie France Hashbarger; parents, Huvil and Willie Burke Hashbarger; a brother, Roy Hashbarger.

Dean Hashbarger is survived by his wife, Mary Sandidge Hashbarger; daughters, Connie Marshall and husband, John (Kingsport) and Anita Moore and husband, James (Gate City, Va.); his grandchildren, Matthew Overbey and wife, Krystal, Alex Ray, April Overbey, Kristel Moore; a great-granddaughter, Bailey Overbey; sisters, Shirley Hubbard and husband, Tommie (Jonesborough) and Ruby Stevens (Fall Branch); brothers, Jim Hashbarger, Don Hashbarger and Bill Hashbarger and wife, Elizabeth (all of Jonesborough); a special aunt, Mae Burke (Fall Branch); along with several nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Wallen officiating.

Music will be provided by Ralph Littleton.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens with Alex Ray, Matthew Overbey, Tony France, Sidney France, Wayne Hilton and James Sandidge, Jr. serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Morrison, James Sandidge, Sr. and John Sandidge.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Blanch Ganelle (Quillen) Jennings Haven

GATE CITY, Va. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanch Quillen Haven, who died in Detroit Friday [6/26/1964] at the age of 42, will be held in Manville Holiness Church near here at 2 p.m. Monday.

Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and Rev. M. K. Forbes will conduct the funeral.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body, returned here from Michigan, will be taken to the home of her father at noon Sunday from the Gate City Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy Haven; mother, Mrs. Velva McDavid Quillen; father, Ezra C. Quillen; daughers, Mrs. Marvin Gibson of Elizabethton, Mrs. Jimmie Smith, Edna Faye Jennings and Mary Kathy Jennings, all of Detroit; sons, Jackie and Jimmie Wayne Jennings of Detroit; sisters, Mrs. Henry Neeley and Mrs. Elmer Gibson, both of Gate City; brothers, Loyd Quillen of Detroit, Kyle F. Quillen, Paul W. Quillen, Charles H. Quillen and Johnny Ray Quilien, all of Gate City.

(Blanche is listed alongside her parents at Oak Hill Cemetery)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, June 28, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Charles M. "Buddy" Hawk

Charles M. "Buddy" Hawk , 52, 141 Herron Drive, Kingsport, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at his home after an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he was the son of Blanche Jenkins Hawk of Johnson City and the late John V. Hawk . He retired from Texas Instruments and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Hawk and a granddaughter Riley Hawk . In addition to his mother surviving are his wife, Ginger Bullion Hawk , of the home; daughter, Lori Hawk Brown, Fair Play, S.C.; son, C. Van Hawk , Church Hill; five grandchildren, Marjorie, Jonah and Madalyn Hawk , Justin and Emily Brown; six sisters, Mrs. Bill (Pauline) Moody, Mrs. Bob (Gail) Christian, Mrs. Otis (Charlotte) Vicars, Mrs. Virgil (Katie) Hall, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Bill (Betty) Barnett, Johnson City and Mrs. June Hammond, Alabama.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at the church with Bishop Duane Gold officiating.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gunnings Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund, Kingsport Ward Missionary Fund, 100 Cannongate Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Pallbearers will be Mike Moody, Steve Barnett, Mark Christian, Vic Vicars, Chris Hammond and James Stephenson. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hawk family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Sue Hawkins

KINGSPORT-- Betty Sue Hawkins Armstrong, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday (Nov. 30, 2008).
She was retired from the Department of Human Services after 22 years of service.
She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Salyer and husband, Roger of Hiltons, Va. and Elizabeth Armstrong; her son, Robert Armstrong and wife, Armine of the Philippines; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call anytime at the home of the daughter, Melinda Salyer.
A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at her daughters home with the Rev. Phillip Ketron officiating.
Music will be special songs.
Betty's wishes were to be cremated.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Armstrong family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles C. Hawkins Sr.

BAILEYTON, Tenn. — Charles C. Hawkins, Sr., 74, of Baileyton, Tenn., passed away Thursday morning (Jan. 31, 2008).

He was a retired engineer from Meco Corp. and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He was president of Zion Cemetery Association; and served in the U.S. Army.

He was the son of the late William and Madge Heron Hawkins and was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Joyce Hawkins; a son, David Hawkins; a brother, George Hawkins; and a sister, Grace Nichols.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Kim Hawkins of Greeneville; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Terry Hensley of Baileyton; daughter-in-law, Liz Hawkins of Gray, Tenn.; grandchildren and their spouses, Davy and Michelle Hawkins of Gray, Tenn., Nikki Scalf of Baileyton, Crystal Hawkins of Gray, Tenn., Gavin Hawkins of Greeneville, Garred Hawkins of Greeneville; great grandchildren, Mathew and Austin Hawkins, of Gray; sister-in-law, Marie Hawkins of Kingsport; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Judy Joyce of Fall Branch, Frances and Lynn Clark, Shirley and Ted Collins, Willadean and George Overbay of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special cousin- Garland Hawkins and wife ,Linda; special friends, Rob and Ken Bailey, J. Frank and Maxine Hobbs, Ralph and Phyllis Gallihar, Frank Waddell, Tommy and Wanda Sensabaugh, Jonathan Green, Rhonda Trent.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kiser Funeral Home.

The body is at Kiser Funeral Home where it will remain until time to be taken to the church 30 minutes preceding the services.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 2, 2008) at Zion United Methodist Church.

Interment will be at Zion Cemetery with Ministers Rev. Paul Miracle and Rev. Kathy Fowler.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Hawkins, Ricky Collins, Todd Joyce, Jason Joyce, Stanley Hawkins, Michael Hawkins, Gene Price, Greg Overbay.

Honorary pallbearers will be Men of Zion United Methodist Church, Terry Sexton, Bryan Jeffers, Kenneth Brown, Jonathan Green.

Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn., 37743.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ethel Doris (Salling) Hawkins

KINGSPORT - Ethel Salling Hawkins, 66, entered into rest Saturday (Oct. 15, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Dec. 31, 1938, to the late James Mitchell Salling and Loretta Elizabeth Salling.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Kathleen Smith and Anita France; twin brother, Edward Salling.

Mrs. Hawkins graduated from Dungannon High School in 1956 and worked at the Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Ulas B. Hawkins, Kingsport; son, Chris Hawkins, girlfriend and caretaker, Becky Hill; grandsons, Alex and Derek Hawkins; sisters and brother-in-law, Ms. Carlee France, Duffield, Va., Mrs. John (Betty) Garland, Church Hill; brother, Bill H. Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Brian Moore and Rev. Harold Hawkins officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at VA Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Gate City Funeral Home, c/o the Hawkins family, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, VA 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

George F. Hawkins

JONESBOROUGH — George F. Hawkins was born Oct. 13, 1919, to Augusta Taylor Hawkins McMullins and James Hawkins. He was raised on the river in Hiltons, Va., having moved to Kingsport as a young adult. He lived in Washington County, Tenn., for the last 49 years.

George proudly served his country in the United States Army serving in World War II as a crewman for the Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Unit, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the Philippine Liberation. After the war, he returned to Kingsport and worked 42 years for Eastman Kodak. He retired to farm and to enjoy his family, his horses and hunting dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents, Augusta and Henry McMullins; his first wife, Sue Rhoten Hawkins; sister, Earla Hawkins Bolas; and brother, J.D. McMullins.

George was a devoted husband to his wife, Ethel Ryan Hawkins. He was the best of fathers to his children, Susan and George Rutledge, Karen and Eddie Gates and Brent and Karen Sue Hawkins. Also a wonderful grandfather to his grandchildren, Mindy Sue Rutledge, Mikell Garland, Katelyn Millard, McKayla Hawkins, George Gates and Dillon Gates. He is survived by brothers, Lewis McMullins and wife, Tippie, Hubert McMullins and wife, Margie; sister-in-law, Joyce McMullins; and several special nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Ronald and Jennifer Hunter and staff and friends, Donna and Paula.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services are to follow at 12:15 p.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jodie Ihfe officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265, and the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Pallbearers are Brent Hawkins, Mikell Garland, Eddie Gates, Dillon Gates, George Rutledge, Gary McMullins, Johnny McCleillan, Mark Brian and Stan Heaton.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hawkins family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hobert D. Hawkins

Hawkins, Hobert D., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 3, 2007) at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Dante, Va., and moved here in 1964 from Bristol, Va. He retired after 21 years as supervisor of warehousing for Pinellas County Schools. A World War II Army veteran, he earned the rank of corporal and served in the South Pacific. He was Christian and a member of Sertoma for 15 years. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patsy; two sons, Jonathan, St. Petersburg, and Clinton, Clearwater; two daughters, Linda Louallen, Spring Hill, and Angelina Gross, Bristol; seven grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. A Life Tribute Funeral Care, Gulfport Chapel.

St Petersburg, Fla, Newspaper

Submitted by Patsy Hawkins via Don Lane

Idella Kate “Della” (Graham) Hawkins

GRAY - Della Hawkins, 99, resident of Anderson Healthcare Center, passed away Saturday (May 6, 2000) after a lingering illness.

Native of Scott County, Va. and daughter of the late Joseph and Amanda Hartsock Graham. She was of the Methodist faith.

Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, George Hawkins; one daughter and one son.

Surviving are daughters, Thelma Depriest, Jonesborough, Ruth Poff, Kingsport, Maxie Mullins, Johnson City, Florence Loyd, Johnson City; one son, Raymond Hawkins, Erwin; 31 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Tittle officiating.

Committal service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Herman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Linda “Sue” (Million) Hawkins

KINGSPORT — Linda “Sue” Hawkins, 64, of Kingsport, entered into rest on Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2012), at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mrs. Hawkins was a Scott County native and the daughter of the late Joseph and Clarice Million. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by infant siblings, Glen, Nancy, Teresa, Mary Lou, Tony and Tommy; siblings, T.R. Million, Kate Williams, Ronnie Million, Rick Million, Jane Casteel and Kemper Million.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Wayne Hawkins; daughter, Cindy Hawkins Collins and her husband, Kevin; one granddaughter, Lacy Collins Odom and her husband, Chandler and great-grandson, Jaxon Odom; sisters, Betty Collier of Kingsport and Sharon Blair and her husband, Scotty, of Kingsport; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends other times at the home of Cindy Collins.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh and the Rev. Ed McClain officiating.

The committal service will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 12:45 pm.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Blair, Matt Blair, Terry Collins, Greg Million, David Ketron and Robert Ketron.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hawkins family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Peggy (Joyce) Hawkins

BAILEYTON - Peggy Hawkins, 66, died Wednesday (July 23, 2003) at Johnson City Medical Center.

She attended Zion United Methodist Church and was a housewife.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and friend and always would go that extra mile for her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Hawkins; and father, Samuel Joyce.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Hawkins of Baileyton; one son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Kim Hawkins of Greeneville; one daughter, Patricia Scalf of Baileyton; daughter-in-law, Liz Hawkins of Gray; five grandchildren, Davy Hawkins and wife Michelle of Gray, Nikki Scalf of Baileyton, Crystal Hawkins of Gray, Gavin Hawkins and Garred Hawkins, both of Greeneville; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Austin Hawkins of Gray; mother, Emma Mitchell of Kingsport; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Ted Collins, Frances and Lynn Clark and Willa Dean and George Overbay, all of Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie and Judy Joyce of Fall Branch; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Marie Hawkins of Kingsport; brother-in-law, Mack Nichols of Morristown; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Betty Bailey, Maxine Hobbs, Ralph and Phyllis Gallihar and Neola Cooter.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion U.M. Church with the Rev. Paul Miracle and the Rev. Anthony Payne officiating.

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

Interment will be in Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hayes, Richard Casteel, J. Frank Hobbs, Rob Bailey, Larry Gross and Terry Sexton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Sensabaugh, Ralph Gallihar, Terry Hensley and the Sunday school class #1 of Zion U.M. Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sherry Lynn (Wininger) Hawthorne

RURAL RETREAT, Va. — Sherry Wininger Hawthorne, 57, of Rural Retreat, died Friday ( July 3, 2009 ).

She was born Dec. 3, 1951 in Kingsport , daughter of Nathaniel W. Wininger and the late Hester Hartgrove Wininger. Raised in Scott County , Va. , she was a graduate of Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University , holding B.A. and M.A. degrees in English. She was, for nearly 15 years, employed as an editor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge , Tenn. Upon moving to Wythe County , she worked for several years under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press, editing scientific books for authors worldwide.

She volunteered for many years for Wythe County Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Wythe County and the Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association. She was a current appointee to the Wythe County Planning Commission. An active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville, she taught children’s Sunday school there for over a decade and currently served as chair of the Missions Committee.

She is survived by her beloved husband of over 35 years, Alan Hawthorne, of Rural Retreat; a beloved daughter Susannah Hawthorne, of Virginia Beach; her father and step-mother, N.W. and Bea Wininger, of Scott County; two sisters and brothers-in-law, twin sister, Terry Wininger and Eddie Wininger, of Scott County, Barbara and Chip Coalter, of Lexington. She also leaves behind four loving nieces, Cindy Moratto, Rebecca Starnes, April Wininger and Aaron Mazuelos; two grand nieces, Katie and Lindsay Starnes; and one grand nephew, Tommy Starnes; and many dear cousins, particularly Nancy Alley, Linda McGee, Jama Mason, Joy Chapman, Anita McClain and Michelle McDavid. She also leaves behind many dear members of her husband’s family.

Visitation will be at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

A funeral service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Monday.

St. Paul ’s Discovery Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to United Way of Wythe County, P.O. Box 345, Wytheville, Va. 24382 or the Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, P.O. Box 1601, Wytheville, Va 24382. Gifts may also be made to St Paul UMC.

Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Douglas "Don" Hayes

KINGSPORT - Donald D. "Don" Hayes, 68, of 1632 Carters Valley Road, Surgoinsville, passed away Saturday (Sept. 21, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Hayes was born in Jewel Ridge, Va. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a charter member of the Bloomingdale Fire Dept., and the manager of the Johnson City Yacht Club.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Velva Hayes; one brother, Kenneth "Red" Hayes.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Hayes, of the home; two daughters, Lisa Hutson and husband Richard, Kingsport, and Shelia Evans and husband Danny, Church Hill; two sons, Mark Hayes and wife Marna, Colorado Springs, Colo., and David "Ted" Hayes and wife Kimberly, Johnson City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister, Jacqueline Wilson, Sarasota, Fla.; brother, Mason Hayes, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery with Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 of Kingsport in charge. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Douglas Louise (Marshall) Haynes

Mrs. Douglas Louise Haynes, 20, died at the home of her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Marshall, in Orebank, at 2 p.m. Monday. [12/15/1952]

Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, John W. Haynes and two sons, John W. Jr. and Lester Haynes; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Osborne, Misses Joyce, Elmerine and Shirley Faye Marshall; four Clarence, Bobby, E. H. Jr. and Jerry Marshall, all of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in McPheeters Bend Baptist Church. The Rev. L. H. Webb and the Rev. Lee James will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body was to be removed from Huff Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Tuesday to the home of her parents in Orebank.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1952

Submitted by Don Lane

Judy Lynn (Hommel) Hayes

September 25, 1941 - July 29, 2010

Judy Lynn Hayes, 68, entered into rest on July 29, 2010 in Manteca, California. She was born on September 25, 1941 in Gate City, Virginia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Curtis and Dorothy Hommel. She joins her husband in heaven, Oliver Thomas Hayes

Mrs. Hayes is survived by her children, Tom Hayes of Mt. View, Lynn Mattson of Manteca, and Randy Hayes of Manteca. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren; Zachary Hayes, Chris Mattson, Eddy Mattson, Marc Mattson, Chelsea Hayes, and Brandon Hayes. She has 3 surviving siblings, Karen Anderson of Manteca, Jim Hommel of Kingsport, TN, and Brenda Rodgers of Kingsport, TN.

Judy retired after as an IC Mask Designer after 40 years of service at Fairchild /National Semi-Conductor. She was a member of Calvary Community Church of Manteca. Being a member of the Toastmasters for many years, Judy was a wonderful public speaker. She was a magnificent writer, keeping many personal journals about her life for family and future generations. She enjoyed traveling with her husband all over California especially to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra. Judy loved tradition and entertaining family and friends which was proven by her Sunday Breakfast Socials before and after church. Her grandchildren were her life; she loved each and every one of them as she cherished each special moment she spent with them. Judy’s outlook on life was always positive. She thought there was good in everyone she met. Her heart was always pure and giving, she will be missed deeply.

Mrs. Hayes’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday Aug. 4, 2010 at 1 p.m. at P.L. Fry &Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca, California.

PL Fry and Son Funeral Home obituaries at www.plfryandson.com

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Paris Hayes

Paris Hayes - Age 90, of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Reid Hospital, Richmond, IN.

Paris was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Roseanne (Bentley) Hayes; wife, Lona Etta (McClellan) Hayes, and other family members. He was retired from Chrysler Air Temp.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Edward Petersen of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Mary Hayes of Lewisburg; step-sons and daughter-in-law, Gus and Marietta Elliott of Dayton, Olin Elliott of Martin, Ky.; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Violet Hays of Kettering; grandchildren, Robert Fulton, Heather Fannin, Patricia Fulton, Timothy Hayes and Andrea Hayes, Steven Yates and Christina Yates, great-grandson, Chance Fannin; step-grandchildren, Gus Elliott Jr., Wiley Herman Elliott, Robert Elliott, Lonice Elliott and Andy Elliott, also numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, February 19, at 2:00 p.m., at Terebinski Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Dr., Butler Twp., with Rev. Forrest Jackson officiating. Interment was in Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to Alice Lloyd College, Pippa, Passes, Ky.

 

(Paris' wife was a daughter of Andrew J. and Mary Isabell (McConnell) McClellan of Scott Co)

 

(Source - http://kahamilton.tripod.com/obits, as Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated Wednesday, February 27, 2002)

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Edna Pauline (Wright) Haynes

KINGSPORT — Edna Haynes, 81, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2009.

She was born on June 29, 1927. She lived in Kingsport and retired after 22 years from Raytheon. She was an ordained evangelist minister. She was a very loved mother, grandmother and wife.

Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by her parents, Walker and Nancy Wright; husband, Richard "Ray" Haynes, Sr.; son Richard "Ricky" Ray Haynes, Jr.; grandson, Danny Wilson; son-in-law, Bill Wilson; and several brothers and sisters.

She leaves behind three daughters and one son, Tammy Haynes of Kingsport, Sandra Falin and husband, Billy Joe of Kingsport, Brenda Wilson of Fall Branch, and Donnie Haynes and wife, Pam of Kingsport; grandchildren, Sheena and Jimmy Rogers, Jr., Chasity Wilson, Lisa and Bill Nickols, Tracy and Steven McDavid and Tabitha Haynes; several great-grandchildren, brother, H. B. Wright and wife, Vivian of Kingsport; sister, Margaret Haynes and husband, Ed; a special niece, Dorothy Tyndell; and a special loved pet, Angel Haynes.

The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. G. W. White officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Troy Procter, Darrell Hunley, Dennis Duncan, Donnie Haynes, Steve Henry, Tim Osborne and Eddie Sexton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hunley, Charley Shaffer, James "Red" Henry, Kevin Farell, Paul Mayfield, J.W. Haynes and Junior Richardson.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Edna Haynes.

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Emma Jean Haynes

Emma Jean Haynes, 81, of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at her home following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jean was preceded in death by her father, Charles Patton Haynes, Sr., her mother, Myrtle Ethel Mitchell Haynes; one brother, Charles Patton Haynes, Jr.; two sisters, Peggy Bryan Grimm and Nancy Lee Shelton; two nephews, Barry Lee Shelton and infant, Charles Scott Haynes.

She is survived by one sister, Carol S. Haynes Grim; stepmother, Catherine Fletcher Haynes; one stepsister, Jennifer Fletcher Meade; one sister-in-law, Claudia Davidson Haynes; three brothers-in-law, John J. Grimm, Samuel Radford Shelton, Jr., and Charles Wayne Grim; six nephews, Lynn Haynes, Greg Grimm, Tony Grimm, Rick Shelton, Brett Shelton, and Kirby Billings; three nieces, Patricia Haynes Darnell, Leah Shelton Booker, and Tonya Marie Shelton; and numerous grand nieces and nephews.

Special thanks are expressed to Patty Darnell and Ann Shelton Neal for their professional guidance. Jean would have wished to recognize all her amazing, loving friends who so richly blessed her life because they were loved as she loved her family. Jean would say to all (from John 14:27), "Peace I leave with you, and my peace I give to you…"

Visitation will be at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport, TN on Tuesday, November 20th from 12-2:00pm. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm with Dr. Greg Burton officiating. A brief burial service will follow at around 2:45 pm at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations by sent to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or your charity of choice.

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

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Eugene G. "E.G." Haynes

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Eugene "E.G." Haynes, 71, loving father and longtime resident of Atlantic Beach, died April 15, 2005.

Born in Kingsport, he was the son of the late Dietrich and Mollie (Bishop) Haynes. He served in the U.S. Marines.

A meat cutter, he retired from Publix in 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Ronda G. (David) Gray, of Jacksonville; a brother, David (Ruby) Haynes of Church Hill; two sisters, Judy (Joe) Henry of Kingsport and Reatha Christian of Jacksonville; two grandchildren, David (Brooke) Gray Jr. and Matthew (Candance) Gray, longtime friend and loving companion, Mary Haynes; special nephew and caregiver, Michael Lane; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Dana Brones at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Beaches Memorial Park.

Memorials in his name may be directed to Hospice of Jacksonville or the American Cancer Society.

Kingsport Times-News
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Evelyn (McMurray) Haynes

Born in Scott County, VA on Aug. 29, 1937

Departed on Mar. 9, 2013 and resided in Kingsport, TN.

Evelyn went home to be with her husband Tom in their heavenly home Saturday March 9th surrounded by her loving family.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Evelyn enjoyed going to Piccadilly with her son Larry everyday visiting with their friends. Thanks to the wonderful ladies at Piccadilly for always being so kind to her. She loved babysitting her grand dogs, Gwennie, Gus, Maks, and Zoey. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joys.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Haynes; mother and father, Forest and Rosella McMurray; brother, Bobby McMurray; nephews, Greg McMurray and Tony McMurray.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Brown and husband Mike; son, Ronnie Haynes and wife Elisa, son, Larry Haynes; sister, Edna Carpenter and husband Fred; brother, Dale McMurray and wife Kathrine; brother-in-law, David Haynes and wife Ruby; sisters-in-law, Reatha Christian and Mary Haynes of Jacksonville, Florida; granddaughters, Cassie Honaker, Arisha McCoy and Tennille Shipley; grandson, Brian Haynes; nine great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a family viewing Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Carpenter, Eric Carpenter, Fred Carpenter, Brian Haynes, Charles Honaker, and Bobby McMurray.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620; or West View Missionary Baptist Church, 1037 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Freddie Haynes Jr.

Freddie Haynes Jr., 19, 130 Lebanon Rd., Colonial Heights, died at 5 p.m. Thursday [10/5/1972] at Wayne County Hospital, Jessup, Ga., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident Sept. 29.

He was a former employe of Southern Chemical Division of Neptune Beach, Fla.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marsha Elliott Haynes; his mother, Mrs. Edna M. Haynes, and father, Fred L. Haynes; sister, Jackie M. Haynes, brother, Scottie Haynes, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nannie Crawford, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Haynes all of Kingsport.

The body is being returned to Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Sat, Oct. 7, 1972

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John W. Haynes

KINGSPORT - John W. Haynes, 76, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Thursday (May 8, 2003) at Wexford House.

He was a son of the late Bob and Gertrude Haynes. Mr. Haynes was a carpenter who loved to trade knives. He attended Orebank Chapel.

Mr. Haynes was preceded in death by his first wife, Douglas Louise Marshall Haynes in 1952; and one brother, Hobert Fay Haynes.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Myrtle Haynes of Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Atkins of Kingsport; two sons, John Haynes Jr. of Kingsport and Lester Haynes and wife, Debbie of Kingsport; three brothers, Edward Haynes of Kingsport, Paul Jack Haynes of Atlanta, Ga. and Robert Ray Haynes of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home and other hours at the residence of the stepdaughter, Betty Atkins, 428 Astor St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lilbert Thornburg and the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Garden of Prayer in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mark, Kevin, Spankey, Dennie, Eddie and Donnie Haynes, Michael and Marvin Atkins, J.R. Sams and Danny Sampson.

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lester H. Haynes

February 15, 1952 - August 19, 2013

Kingsport – Lester H. Haynes, 61, passed away Monday August 19, 2013 after an extended illness surrounded by loved ones.

Lester was born in Kingsport, TN on February 15, 1952 and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, Bloomingdale Road.

Lester was preceded in death by his father L. C. Osborne; brother in law, Gary Campbell and his biological parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Debbie Haynes of the home, daughters, Rochelle Haynes, Valerie Haynes and fiance’, John all of Kingsport, Stephanie Reed and husband, Micky from Valparaiso, IN; sons, Mark Haynes and wife Sherry, Kevin Haynes and wife Shelley, Lester Haynes Jr. “Spanky” all of Kingsport; eighteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; mother, Mildred Osborne; sisters, Judy Campbell, Joy Adinolfi and husband Tony all of Kingsport; brothers, J.W. Haynes of Kingsport, Rick Osborne “Ozzie” and wife Michelle of Mt. Juliet, TN; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends any time after 12 noon Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in the Conference Room at The Church of Jesus Christ, 3300 Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, TN. Feel free to bring a covered dish to share a meal with Lester’s family.

A formal visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm at the church with Bishop Tony Adinolfi, Evangelist Larry McAmis and Elder Deon Turner officiating. Music will be provided by his niece, Melody Adinolfi; son in law Micky Reed and Jeff Pierson.

An entombment service will be conducted at 1:00 pm Friday, August 23, 2013 at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Micky Reed, John Sawyer, Tim Bledsoe, Brad Osborne, Gunner Osborne and Donnie Ward. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ellis Marshall, Jerry Marshall, Bobby Marshall, Clarence Marshall and Bishop Tony Adinolfi. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12 noon to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ, 3300 Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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

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Martha Ann (Tipton) Haynes

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. - Martha Ann Tipton Haynes, Route 3, Box 235, Bristol, Va., died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (March 13, 2004) at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.

Born in Scott County, Va., she graduated from Gate City High School. She was employed by Food City as head cashier for over 15 years.

She was a member of Bonhams Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Tipton.

Survivors include her husband, Richard "Dick" Haynes, of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth Fleenor and husband Curtis of Bristol, Va.; special daughters, Iva Dell Haynes, Kingsport, and Sarah Riggins, Piney Flats; stepson, Rick Haynes, Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Brian Fleenor and Ian Riggins; mother, Elizabeth Hammonds Tipton, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Marlene Davidson and Phyllis Combs, both of Gate City, Va.; two brothers, John Gary Tipton, Kingsport, Bobby Tipton, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff Keen, the Rev. Jimmy Combs and the Rev. Aaron McMillan officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Oncology Dept., W. Ravine St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

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Mary Edna (Smith) Haynes

KINGSPORT - Mary Edna Haynes, 85, passed away in Holston Valley Medical Center on Tuesday (March 27, 2001) after a brief illness.

A native of Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Eva Galloway Smith.

She was a member of the Greenvale Baptist Church, West Carters Valley Road.

Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by her husband, J. Clyde Haynes; one sister, Maude McQueen; two brothers, Robert Smith and Clyde Smith.

Surviving are her daughter, Marie Haynes Stamper, Kingsport; son, Herman Haynes, of Florida; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jasper (Olene) Brooks, Kingsport, Mrs. Dan (Clara) Marcum, Kingsport, and Mrs. Wright (Eula) Johnson, Gray; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today in Greenvale Baptist Church, West Carters Valley Road.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. David Luster officiating.

Burial will follow in Morrison Chapel Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dean Stamper, Brandon Stamper, Tyler Stamper, Zack Stamper, David Sizemore, Keith Haynes, Randy Hobbs, Gary Jessie and Jason Massengill.

Honorary pallbearers will be Von Jessie and Ian Sizemore.

The family has requested that memorials be made to Greenvale Baptist Church, 6909 Carters Valley Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Gray Funeral Home, Gray, is serving the Haynes family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Haynes

YUMA, Va. — Mary Elizabeth Jones Haynes, 71, of Yuma, Va., passed away peacefully on Friday (April 3, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Yuma. She loved to work with flowers, enjoyed gardening and especially to be outdoors. Mrs. Haynes was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church for 49 years where she taught Sunday school and worked with the youth department.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary Belle Jones; her brother, Billy Jones; a sister, Frances Taylor; half-brothers, Paul Jones and Vic Jones; and a half-sister, Alice Tittsworth.

Mary Elizabeth Haynes is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, James W. (Jimmy) Haynes; her daughter, Tina Lucas and husband, Scotty (Yuma, Va.); her granddaughters, Rebekah Lucas and Audrey Lucas; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

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

A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery with Chris Taylor, Greg Dishner, E.M. McConnell, Jr., Manuel Davis, Tracy Davis and John DeLeon serving as pallbearers.

Vernon Taylor, Terry Jones, Larry Wolfe, Jack Johnson and John Greene will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Mollie (Bishop) Haynes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mollie Bishop Haynes, 93, formerly of Kingsport, died Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2000) at the home of her daughter.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Haynes was a homemaker. She was a beloved mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Dietrich Haynes; a son, Fred Haynes; and a daughter, Tennessee Wheatly.

Surviving are three daughters, Reatha Christian, Jacksonville, Fla., Judy Henry, Kingsport and Eva Woods, Mount Carmel; three sons, Tom Haynes, Kingsport, E.G. Haynes, Atlantic Beach, Fla., and David Haynes, Church Hill; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call at the home of a son, David Haynes, 243 Smith Hollow Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gene Hammond officiating.

Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Myrtle Mae (Tipton) Haynes

KINGSPORT — Myrtle Mae Haynes went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter, Betty Jean following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Haynes was a gentle and loving mother and grandmother to all who knew her. She was a born again Christian of the Baptist faith and a member of the Orebank Baptist Church.

Born in Erwin on May 1, 1918, Mrs. Haynes lived most of her life in Sullivan County.

She worked at the Tennessee Eastman, the Cotton Mill and then retired from the laundry department at Holston Valley Medical Center with 45 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John W. Haynes; parents, Martha and William Tipton; sisters, Maggie and Margaret Tipton; brothers, Herman, Harce, Clyde and wife, Ora Lee Tipton; granddaughter, Gloria Arnold; great- great-granddaughter, Makayla Grindstaff; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Paul Atkins of Kingsport; step-sons, J.W. Haynes, Lester Haynes and wife, Debbie of Kingsport; granddaughter, Muriel Horne and husband, Jerry; grandsons, Marvin Atkins and Michael Atkins and wife, Carla Jean; great-grandchildren, Kristi Grindstaff and husband, Matthew, Angel Minor, Angie, Thomas, Justin and Amanda Atkins, Jessica, Layla and Cassie Atkins; great-great grandchildren, Airel and Aaron Johnson all, of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home or any time at the home of her daughter.

Funeral service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Lebert Thornburg and Sister Mildred Osborne officiating.

Music will be provided by the Rejoicing Voices and Judy and Gary Campbell.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Prayer. Family and friends will assemble by 12:45 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Advance Home Care, Wellmont Hospice nurses and friends for all their prayers and special care.

"God made a wonderful mother, a mother who never grew old." He made her smile of the sunshine and he molded her heart of pure gold. In her eyes, he place bright shining stars. On her cheeks, fair roses you see, God made a wonderful mother and He gave that mother to me! Love, Betty.

East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, your dignity provider, is honored to be serving the Haynes family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Nadine Ketron Haynes

Nadine Ketron Haynes, Gate City, VA passed away, Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

Mrs. Haynes was born in the Natural Tunnel community on September 21, 1924, the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Claudia Frazier Catron. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA, an original member of the Natural Tunnel Quartet, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City, VA. She was a homemaker and former employee of Tennessee Eastman.

She will also be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. Above all, she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Hobert Fay Haynes; Sisters; Georgia Light, Ruby Maness and Jeanette Stamper; and brothers, Sonny and Otis Ketron.

She is survived by her son Dennie L. Haynes, Gate City, VA; grandson, Dakota L. Haynes, Fall Branch, TN; sisters, Maude Anne McNew, Blountville, TN, Helen Ketron Gilley, Kingsport, TN, and Kacellia and husband Clinton Hensley, Kingsport, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Dr. Roc Collins and the Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating. Judy McConnell and Dennie Haynes will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Donnie Haynes, Mark Houston, Dennie L. Haynes, Dakota Haynes, Johnny Conkin, J.W. Haynes, Lester Haynes, Todd Hensley, Tim Hensley, and Richard Davis will serve as pallbearers. Calvin Baker, Coy Arnold, Kelly Brooks, Chad Ball, Jerome Ball, Michael Barger, Thomas McKinley, Gary Baker and Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Gate City, VA will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice, or to the First Baptist Church of Gate City Building Fund, P.O. Box 97, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Nannie A. Haynes

Gate City, Va.—Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie A. Haynes, 73, who died at her home in the Cowan's Branch Community Saturday at 4:15 a. m. will be held at 2 p. m., Sunday. at the Cowans Branch Baptist Church. The Rev. G. C. Coldiron and the Rev. Tom Crawford of Kingsport will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

Mrs. Haynes was a lifelong resident of Scott County, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. David S. Grimm, Mrs. Dexter Bellamy, and Mrs. Henry Minnich, and one sister, Mrs. J. O. Shelton of Gate City.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 24, 1944

Peggy (Peters) Haynes

KINGSPORT — Peggy Peters Haynes, 47, entered into rest Jan. 3, 2012 in Kingsport.

Born in Kingsport to the late Arthur and Mary Magdalene Williams Peters, she was lifelong resident of Kingsport.

She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Elwood Ferry.

Peggy was employed as manager of Super 8 Motel and was also employed with Conley’s Overlook.

Survivors include her daughter, Brittany Hite and husband, Joshua of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Scarlett and Victor Hite; four brothers, Gary Peters and Bill Peters, both of Hilton, Va., Danny Barrett of Portsmouth, N.H., and Johnny Peters of Kingsport, five sisters, Linda Price of Yuma, Va., Jean Collins of Johnson City, Donna Simpson of Kingsport, Kim Burkey of Gray and Selena Williams of Kingsport; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Ray Winston.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brittany Hite.

Please visit us at www.east  lawnkingsport.com to place a condolence to the Haynes family.

Kingsport Times-News

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Richard Ray Haynes Jr.

KINGSPORT - Richard Haynes Jr., 42, of 1117 Cherry Street, died Saturday (Nov. 11, 2000) at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Haynes was a lifelong resident of Kingsport.

He was of the Holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James Walker and Nancy Jones Wright; paternal grandparents, Robert and Gertrude Haynes; and one nephew, Danny Wayne Wilson.

Surviving are two daughters, Brandie Ramey and Shata Haynes, both of Kingsport; parents, Richard and Pauline Haynes, Kingsport; one granddaughter, Kala Marie Ramey; three sisters, Brenda Hicks, Sandra Darnell, and Tammy Gail Haynes, all of Kingsport; one brother, Donald K. Haynes, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jerry Nortam officiating.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Haynes, Donnie Haynes, Eddie Sexton, Daryl Hunley, James Henry, and Gene Weeks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Carrol, J.W. Haynes, Dennie Haynes, Eugene Hicks, Lester Haynes, Tim Osborne, and Randy Fields.

Kingsport Times-News
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Richard Ray Haynes Sr.

KINGSPORT - Richard Ray Haynes Sr., 79, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at 8:30 p.m. Friday night (April 9, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Gate City, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Haynes was a painter by trade for most of his adult life. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Mr. Haynes was of the Holiness faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Gertrude Haynes; son, Richard Ray Haynes Jr.; one grandson, Danny Wayne Wilson; and two brothers, Hobert F. Haynes and John W. Haynes.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Haynes; three daughters, Brenda Wilson and husband, Bill, Sandra Falin, and Tammy Haynes; one son, Donnie Haynes and wife, Pamela, all of Kingsport; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward L. Haynes and wife, Margaret, Kingsport, Paul J. Haynes and wife, Ethel, Columbus, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 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 the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by Denny Lee Haynes.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Haynes, Eddie Sexton, Eddie Haynes, Denny Haynes, John W. Haynes, Troy Proctor, and Darrell Hunley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hunley, Gene Weeks, Charlie Shaffer, James "Red" Henry, Kevin Farrell, and Steve Henry.

Kingsport Times-News
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Roy W. Haynes

R. W. Haynes, 73 [age 78], of Payette, Idaho died at 8 a.m. Wednesday [7/17/1968.] A former resident of Scott County, Va., he had lived in Idaho for the past 50 years. He was a veteran of World War I.

Haynes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Derrick Haynes of the home; several nieces and nephews of Gate City, Va. and Kingsport.

Military services will be held Friday afternoon in Weiser, Idaho with burial there.

The Northam-Jones Funeral Home in Weiser, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 18, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Henry Haynes

KINGSPORT - Thomas Henry Haynes, 73, Kingsport, departed this life on Friday (April 8, 2005) for his heavenly home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was born and raised in Sullivan County. Mr. Haynes joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 where he served his country during the Korean War and received several medals for his service.

After working in Jacksonville, Fla., for 21 years as a master carpenter, he returned to Kingsport and continued to work until he retired. His lifelong passion and profession was carpentry.

Mr. Haynes was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His kindness, patience and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Preceding him in death were his mother and father, Dietrich and Molly Haynes; sisters, Tennessee Wheatley and Betty Lou Haynes; brother, Fred Haynes; and nephew, Freddie Haynes.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Haynes; daughter, Teresa Brown and husband, Mike, Kingsport; two sons, Larry Haynes of the home, Ronald Haynes and wife, Elisa, Kingsport; three granddaughters, Cassandra Honaker, Tennille Haynes, and Arisha McCoy, all of Kingsport; one grandson, Brian Haynes, Kingsport; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Reatha Christian, Jacksonville, Fla., Judy Henry and husband, Joe, Kingsport, and Eva Woods, Mount Carmel; two brothers, David Haynes and wife, Ruby, Church Hill, Eugene Haynes, Jacksonville, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Mary Haynes, Jacksonville, Fla. He is also survived by special brothers and sisters-in-law who were loved by him like his brothers and sisters, Fred and Edna Carpenter, Fall Branch, Dale and Katherine McMurray, Kingsport; and many very special nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Mike Stout officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37664 or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

The family expresses a special thanks to Dr. Mokgethi, the nurses and caregivers at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Patricia who all took such loving and special care of him.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the Haynes family.

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Clarence Olen Head

ROGERSVILLE - Clarence Olen Head, 77, of 104 Par 3 Circle, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was the owner of Head's Carpet and was a member of Rogersville Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Head was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force having served during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Connie Manis Head; three brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Loette Eula Hungerford Head, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul David Head and wife Kim, Krum, Texas; one grandson, Colton Head, Krum, Texas; one sister, Mossie Mellons, Church Hill; two brothers, Everett Head, Kingsport, and Earl Head, Center, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Highland Cemetery with Dr. David L. Hale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Barry North, Eddie Price, Joe Boyd, Tom Herron, Jimmy Hungerford, and Ron Head.

Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Claude Fred Head

January 3, 1933 - May 15, 2014

Claude Fred Head, 81, of the Dan’l Boone Community passed away (Thursday May 15, 2014) at Wellmont Hospice House with family and friends by his side.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Fred worked at Holston Defense on the railroad for several years. Later, he retired from the Cyprus Foote Mineral Company.

He loved going to car shows not only to show off his 64’ Ford Fairlane but spending time with friends.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Patsy McDavid Head; parents, Emmett and Sallie Tipton Head; brother in law, Jake Calhoun

He is survived by his daughter, Penny Horton and husband Ricky; granddaughter, Paige Horton; grandson, Peyton Horton; sister, Margaret Calhoun; two brothers, Jerry Head and wife Joyce and Pat Head and wife Kitty; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends and his cat, Baby.

The family will receive friends from 4:30-7pm Sunday (May 18th, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home or anytime at his residence. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. Riley Boy and Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

Music will be provided by the Kaylor’s Chapel Singers.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Monday (May 19th, 2014) at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger Dale Free, Lesley Free, Audley Rhoton, Jeff Edds, Nathan Susong and Phil Head. Honorary pallbearers are Mack Edwards, Sam Arnold and Tommy Johnson.

Those who plan to attend the graveside are asked to join the family at the funeral home by 10:15 to follow in procession.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fairview Community Center c/o Jerrilyn Horton 10747 Fairview Rd. Blackwater, VA 24221 or to the charity of your choice.

Special thanks should go to the staff of Nova Health Care and Rehab and Wellmont Hospice for their care.

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

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

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Daisy Margaret (Holley) Head

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

KINGSPORT- Daisy Margaret Head, 78, of Colonial Heights, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning (June 28, 2007) following an extended illness while surrounded by family at home.

Margaret had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a former employee of J. P. Stevens and then worked at Parks Belk.

She was of the Baptist faith. Margaret's life evolved around her family and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her son, Richard "Ricky" Head; parents, Ormond and Thelma Holley; and a brother, Bryan Holley.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Head; three daughters, Evelyn Rafalowski and husband, Teddy, Brenda Owens and husband, Harold and Faye Payne and husband John; seven grandchildren, Julia Ann Rafalowski, Trey Rafalowski, Taylor Payne, Madison Payne, Kenny Trivitte, Kristy Radford, and Wendy Lovelace; seven sisters, Evelyn Collins, Barbara Willett, Juanita Slater, Betty Ann Holley, Allene Case, Jean Hagan, and Mable Hensley; one brother, James Holley; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Gaither Townsend officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Glenn Head, Teddy Rafalowski, Harold Owens, John Payne, Trey Rafalowski, Mark Overbay, Frank Dishner, and Jerry Dishner.

Honorary pallbearer will be Dave Dishner.

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Drucella Ann Head

KINGSPORT — Drucella Ann Head, of Stratford Road, went to be with the Lord at the age of 77 early Wednesday morning (Nov. 26, 2008) at Brookhaven Manor.
She lived her entire life in Kingsport and graduated from Sullivan High School. Drucella enjoyed later years working with her mother at the Flea Market.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Claude Head and Monie Lou Ramey Head; sisters, Lakie C. Head and Vivian H. Williamson; a nephew, Scottie G. Hensley; and brothers-in-law, Arnold B. Hensley and Tim Cruz.
Surviving are two sisters, Frances H. Hensley of Kingsport and Elva V. Cruz of Albuquerque, N.Mex.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Drucella’s request was no visitation or funeral. A short graveside service will be held by her nephew, Jerry Lynn Hensley at Oak Hill Memorial Park at 1 p.m. Friday.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Brookhaven Manor’s special caregivers, Macedonia Church for their prayers and visits and her friends. Also a special thanks to Amedisys Hospice of Kingsport. They have taken good care of her.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Drucella Ann Head.

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Elder Eckel B. Head

KINGSPORT - Elder Eckel Head, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Friday (Jan. 22, 2010) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Robinette Valley, Va., and lived in Kingsport the majority of his life. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Head was a well known brick mason for many years. Elder Head served as pastor of many area churches and was the current pastor of Copper Creek/Addington Frame Primitive Baptist Church. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and especially papaw (pap-pap).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ballard and Marshie Winegar Head; his sister, Dorothy Presley; brothers, Cecil Head, R.L. Head and Ray Head.

Eckel Head is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Brenda Stewart Head; his daughters, Sherry Maultbay and Matthew (Mount Carmel), Lisa Sluss and Michael (Robinette Valley, Va.); his grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Haley and Taylor; a sister, Thelma Tate and husband, Don (Kingsport); his brothers, Bob Head and wife, Maudella (Kingsport), Elder Harold Head and wife, Judy (Surgoinsville); several nieces, nephews and especially his church family.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at his residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Harold Head, Elder Oscar Irvin, Elder Allen Hensley, Elder Richard Sieber, and Elder Burnice Sybert officiating.

Music will be provided by the Copper Creek Singers.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the VA National Guard and the American Legion Color Guard Post #3/Post #265 following the funeral on Monday at Powers Cemetery in Robinette Valley.

Chris Wexler, Brandon Maultbay, Ryan Lawson, Tim Presley, Casey Head, Stacy Head, Tracy Head and Ben White will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Elbert Head

EIDSON, Tenn. - Elbert Head, 84, Eidson, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Friday ( Oct. 20, 2006 ) at Wellmont- Holston Valley Hospital .

He was a member of Compromise Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Mary Rachel Head; son, Jimmy Lee Head; daughter, Betty Jamie Massengill; son-in-law, Nick Massengill; brothers, Worley Head, Jim Barrett, Bascum Barrett, Clint Barrett and Charlie Barrett; sisters, Cora Head, Goldie Head Short, Grace Barrett and Lou Barrett.

He is survived by his daughter, Pauline Massengill and husband Elmer, Eidson, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennie Gibson, Charles Massengill, David Massengill, Eddie Massengill, Scottie Massengill and Nicholas Massengill; great-grandchildren, Sara Gibson, Cassandra Massengill and David Robert Massengill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. J.C. Lawson officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Massengill Cemetery in Eidson.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Ida B. (___) Mulvaney Burleson Head

(second wife and widow of Daniel Head)

BIG STONE GAP — Mrs. Ida B. Head, 80, of the Cadet community died Sunday morning [ 9/11/1977 ] in a Norton hospital following a brief illness.

She was a member of the Cadet Primitive Baptist Church .

Survivors include one son, Vernon Mulvaney, Big Stone Gap; five step-sons, George Head, Big Stone Gap, Bob Head, Indianapolis, Ind., Daniel Head, Ridley Park, Pa., Robert Burleson, East Stone Gap, and Paul Burleson, California; six step-daughters, Mrs. Arthur Pauley, Montgomery, W. Va., Mrs. Carson Reece, Osaka, Va., Mrs. Anna Mae Johnson, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Virginia Haines, Big Stone Gap, Mrs. Gladys Miller and Mrs. Helen Collins, Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News / Tuesday, September 13, 1977)

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James Cecil Head

KINGSPORT — James Cecil Head, 74, of the Fordtown community, passed away Monday (April 13, 2009). He died doing one of the things he loved the most — farming. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He touched so many lives and will be missed very much by those who knew him.

He retired from the TEC organic chemicals division of Tennessee Eastman in 1999 after 42 years of service. In addition to farming, he loved to go to the flea market on the weekends. He was a member of Double Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Head was preceded in death by his parents, Ballard and Marsha Winegar Head; two brothers, R.L. Head and Ray Head; and a sister, Dorothy Presley.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Head of the home; a daughter, Debra Emogene Head Crawford and husband, Hugh Samuel Crawford, Jr. of Bloomingdale; a son, Kenneth Eugene Head and Angela Michelle Head, also of the Bloomingdale community; one sister, Thelma Tate and husband, Don of Kingsport; three brothers, the Rev. Eckel Head and wife, Brenda, Kingsport, Bob Head and wife, Maudella, also of Kingsport, the Rev. Harold Head and wife, Judy of Surgoinsville; a special uncle, Echol Fansler of Yuma, Va.; three granddaughters, Caitlin Leighann Head and Alexis Danielle Head of Bloomingdale and Crystal Gayle Haynes and husband, Jason of Mount Carmel; one great-grandson, Kaden Samuel Haynes, also of Mount Carmel; several nieces and nephews and a long list of friends.

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

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Double Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. David Powers and Dr. Ed Dillowe officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with the body to be taken to the church one hour before services.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bowery, Tim Presley, Ethan Presley, Casey Head, Stacy Head and Tracy Head.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Hulse, Kaden Haynes, Caitlin Head, Alexis Head and Logan Price.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of James Cecil Head.

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Jerry Danny Head

WEBER CITY, Va. — Danny Head, 60, of Weber City, Va. passed away on Saturday, (Nov. 19, 2011) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Danny loved to fish, play the guitar, collect coins and baseball cards, shoot pool and play cards.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Head Trivett, Bristol, Va.; sons, Christopher Head, Bristol, Va., Daniel Head, Gate City, Va.; step-father, James Jones, Hiltons, Va.; sister, Judy Campbell, Colonial Heights, Tenn.; niece, Francine Love, Clarksville, Tenn.; nephew, Jimmie Love, Morristown, Tenn.

A private graveside service will be held.

The family would like to give a special thank you to "Our Gang", Kingsport Hematology and Oncology and to Wellmont Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37661

(Colonial Funeral Home made arrangements.)

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Jerry Wayne Head

Duffield, VA - Jerry Wayne Head, 63, Duffield, VA passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Jerry was born in Scott County, VA on March 4, 1949 to the late Orville Raymond and Ruby Lee Rhoton Head.

He is survived by Ruby Head, Ft. Blackmore, VA and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charlie Taylor and Rev. Jerry Hickman officiating. Dontha Walton will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Head Cemetery, Scott County, VA. Brian Meade, Raymond Edens, Arthur Stallard, Larry Jones, Delmer Rhoton, and Ed Rhoton will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jerry Wayne Head.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Mae Lola (Page) Head

CHURCH HILL — Mae L. Head, 84, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord late Saturday evening (May 24, 2008) at her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Page and Clara Bishop; her husband Echol Howard Head; a grandson, Nathan Wallen; a great-granddaughter, Courtney Hawkins; and one sister.

Surviving are her five daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn Ray and husband, John of Church Hill, Shelby Hawkins of Knoxville, Phyllis Tipton and husband, Willie of Church Hill, Judy Wallen and husband, J.B. of Claremont, N.C. and Donna Holloway of Church Hill; her son, Echol E. Head and wife, Carla of Church Hill; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill, 1115 Highway 11W, Church Hill, or friends my call anytime at her home.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ross Campground UMC Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Tenn. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Ray, Jason Ray, Joe Hawkins, Jamie Hawkins, Travis Hawkins, Junior Head, Josh Head and Junior Tipton.

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

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Loretta "Eula" Hungerford Head

ROGERSVILLE — Loretta "Eula" Hungerford Head, 88, of Rogersville, died Friday (Nov. 7, 2008) at Signature Health Care after a extended illness.
She was a member of Rogersville Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Head; daughter, Lois Marie Head; parents, Thomas and Louise Wilson Hungerford; sister, Helen Price; and brother, Jimmy Hungerford.
Survivors include one son, Paul David Head of Rogersville, and wife, Kim of Krum Tex.; grandson, Colton Head of Krum, Tex.; sister, Lois "Beulah" Hungerford Helton of Rogersville.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Don Rose officiating. Graveside will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery. A special thank you to caregivers at Signature Health Care. Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the family.

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Mae L. Head

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors. Husband was b. Scott Co.

CHURCH HILL — Mae L. Head, 84, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord late Saturday evening (May 24, 2008) at her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Page and Clara Bishop; her husband Echol Howard Head; a grandson, Nathan Wallen; a great-granddaughter, Courtney Hawkins; and one sister.

Surviving are her five daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn Ray and husband, John of Church Hill, Shelby Hawkins of Knoxville, Phyllis Tipton and husband, Willie of Church Hill, Judy Wallen and husband, J.B. of Claremont, N.C. and Donna Holloway of Church Hill; her son, Echol E. Head and wife, Carla of Church Hill; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill, 1115 Highway 11W, Church Hill, or friends my call anytime at her home.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ross Campground UMC Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Tenn. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Ray, Jason Ray, Joe Hawkins, Jamie Hawkins, Travis Hawkins, Junior Head, Josh Head and Junior Tipton.

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

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Martha Hazel (Culbertson) Head

WEBER CITY, Va. - Martha Hazel Head, 90, entered into rest Sunday (March 28, 2004) at her residence.

She was born Dec. 12, 1913 in Scott County, Va., to the late Huey Culbertson and Dona Johnson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Head; son, Houston Head; grandson, Timmy Head; two infant grandchildren; one infant great-grandchild; and brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Orbin Alley, Weber City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darius and Mary Head, Maryville, Tenn., and Ulyss and Jean Head, Gray; two sisters, Venus Carrier, Kingsport, and Ruth Leonard, Hiltons, Va.; two brothers, Barney Culbertson and Earl Culbertson, both of Kingsport; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to say thank you to Wellmont Hospice Team Two and Dr. Adkins.

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Monie Lou (Ramey) Head

KINGSPORT - Monie Lou Head, Stratford Road, was a born again Christian and went to be with the Lord at the age of 90 on Thursday (March 1, 2001).

Mrs. Head was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Jessee C. Head; two daughters, Lakie Head and an infant daughter; her parents, Johnson and Victoria Ramey; two sisters, Maudella Ramey Falin and Leona Ramey; and two brothers, Kelly and Claude Ramey.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Arnold B. (Frances) Hensley, Kingsport, Drucella Ann Head, Kingsport, Elva Head Cruz, Albuquerque, N.M., and Vivian Head Williamson, Hopewell, Va.; five grandchildren, Jerry L. Hensley, Scottie G. Hensley, Lakie D. Hensley, Sandra D. Hensley Nadeau, Lester C. Hensley; five great-grandchildren, Nathan Hensley, Cory Nadeau, Carson Nadeau, Angie Franklin and Brandon Minton; one great-great-grandson, Jacob Tyler Frankin; one sister, Ella Mae Ramey Church, Blountville; one brother, Dewey Ramey, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hensley, Lester Hensley, Nathan Hensley, Howard Cox, Roy Falin, Joe Falin and Alan Green.

Honorary pallbearer will be Scottie Hensley.

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Ray Quenten Head

KINGSPORT - Ray Quenten Head , 52, 1000 Stonegate, Apt. No. 10, departed this life Monday (Nov. 1, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a native of Hancock County, Tenn. and was a Vietnam Veteran with the U.S. Army. He had worked at T.E.C. in construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ballard and Marsha Winegar Head ; brother, R.L. Head .

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Stokes Head , Kingsport; sons, Bobby Head and Randy Head , both of Kingsport; step-daughters, J.J. ``Renea'' Johnson, Kingsport, Tonya Hammonds, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Don (Thelma) Tate, Mrs. Nay (Dorothy) Presley, both of Kingsport; brothers, Cecil Head , Johnsbourgh, Bob Head and Elder Echol Head , both of Kingsport and Elder Harold Head , Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Scott County Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Echel Head and Elder Harold Head officiating.

Burial will be in the Powers Family Cemetery (Robinette Valley) with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post No. 3382 of Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Stacy Head , Tracy Head , Tim Presley, James Donihue Jr., Jay Johnson, Roger Haga. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Arnold, Elmer Tate, Bobby Williams.

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Rick Head

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

HILTONS, Va. - Rick Head, 55, Hiltons, Va., passed away Sunday (Aug. 20, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

He was employed at General Shale for 20-plus years as a truck driver and machinery operator.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ormond and Thelma Holley; and his paternal grandparents, Lee and Sarah Head.

Surviving are special friend, Shirley Roberts, Hiltons, Va., who loves him and will miss him very much; two daughters, Wendy Lovelace, Church Hill, and Kristy Radford, Marion, N.C.; one son, Kenny Trivett, Marion, N.C.; six grandchildren, Luke and Jonathan Lovelace, Church Hill, Chelsey, Katie, and Will Radford, Marion, N.C., and Kayla Trivett, Marion, N.C.; parents, Kenneth and Margaret Head; three sisters, Evelyn Rafalowski and husband, Teddy, Mount Carmel, Brenda Owens and husband, Harold, Bristol, Tenn., and Faye Payne and husband, John, Kingsport; nieces, Julia Rafalowski, Taylor Payne and Madison Payne; and nephew, Trey Rafalowski.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Gaither Townsend.

Pallbearers will be Frank Dishner, Jerry Dishner, Glenn Head, Harold Owens, Teddy Rafalowski, Trey Rafalowski, John Payne and Tim Dishner.

Honorary pallbearer will be Dave Dishner.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorials to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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MSG ROY E. HEAD


Master Sergeant Roy E. Head who died on April 30, 1951 in Suan Bean Camp in North Korea. Roy was born on May 10, 1922 in the Grit Hill section of Scott County, Virginia. He was the eldest of 5 sons born to Catron & Mary Lawson Head. Roy graduated from Rye Cove High School before joining the United States Navy on December 4, 1942. Mr. Head served in World War II on the USS Pensacola (the Grey Ghost of the Pacific). His rank was Fire Controlman Third Class. He was engaged in seven major battles which included Gilbert Island Operation, Marshall Island Operation, Battle for Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima Operation & Okinawa Operation. Roy Head was discharged from the US Navy on December 16, 1945. Upon returning home he enrolled at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to become a dentist. The call of the military was far too great; therefore he left college and enlisted in the United States Army in early 1947. Roy was in the 49th field Artillery Batallion 7th Infantry Division. MSG Head was stationed with his wife, Ann in Fort Riley, Kansas. The orders came in 1950 to go to Korea where he was eventually captured by the Chinese Communist Army on February 11, 1951 in North Korea. As a prisoner they marched north to Suan Bean Prison Camp where he died on April 30, 1951. MSG Head’s parents who are now deceased were, Catron & Mary Lawson Head; his two brothers that are deceased, Orville Head & G. J. Head.

Master Sergeant Roy Head is survived by his wife, Ann Head Witkowski (Lewis, DE); his brothers, John Head & friend, Elsie Crites (Cement City, MI), David Head & wife, Wanda (Kingsport, TN); his nieces, Dianne Stanley & husband, Jack (Parma, MI), Beth Waters & husband, Dave (Brooklyn, MI); nephews, Jerry Head & Ruby (Duffield, VA), Jack Head & friend, Lori Frazier (Largo, FL), Roy Head & wife, Delores (Church Hill, TN); his great nieces, Rachel Alger (Brooklyn, MI), Katarina Head (Church Hill, TN); a great nephew, Zachary Alger (Brooklyn, MI).

Calling hours will be held on Friday (June 4, 2010) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morrison City Freewill Baptist Church. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday (June 4, 2010) at 7 p.m. at Morrison Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Capps officiating. Music will be provided by Two Disciples & Penny Capps. A military graveside service will be conducted on Saturday (June 5, 2010) at 1 p.m. at the Head-Benton Cemetery in Duffield, VA. The United State Army Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morrison City Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 4175, Kingsport, TN 37660. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Head family.

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Ruby Lee (Rhoton) Head

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ruby Lee Head , 76, entered into rest Sunday (April 9, 2000) at her residence.

The daughter of the late James Mitchel and Edna Head Rhoton, she was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 30, 1923.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville R. Head ; and brother, Gilbert Rhoton.

Surviving Mrs. Head , is her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Ruby Faye Head , Clinchport, Va.; six sisters, Betty Cooper and Jeanette Parker, both of Kingsport, Clois Hood, Gate City, Barbara Bishop, Weber City, Va., Ellen Jones, Clinchport, Va. and Nell Johnson, Bridgewater, Va.; five brothers, James Mitchel Rhoton and Delmer Rhoton, both of Clinchport, Va., Audley Rhoton and Wayne Rhoton, both of Gate City, Va. and Edgar Rhoton, East Carters Valley; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jackie Frazier and the Rev. Gene Stallard officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Head Family Cemetery in the Grit Hill Community of Clinchport, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

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Samuel Newton Head

ROGERSVILLE — Newton Head, 79, of Rt. 6, Rogersville, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday [8/2/1975] at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Head; four daughters. Miss Ruby Head, Kingsport, Mrs. Ira Fields, Rogersville, Mrs. Jerry DeSaultes, Cal., and Mrs. Robert Caldwell, Ariz.; five sons, Willard Head, Cecil Head, both of Kingsport, Kelly Head, Jonesboro, Kedrick Head, and Verlin Head, both of Rockford, Ill.; one brother, Lee Head, Kingsport; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Colbach-Price Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Newton Head of Rt. 6 Rogersville, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Herman Christian and Rev. Martin Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Colbach Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times / Monday, August 4, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley Mae (Gilliam) Head

 

Shirley Mae (Gilliam) Head, 75, of the Fordtown Community, entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at her home due to declining health. She was very loved and will be missed dearly by her remaining loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James Cecil Head; parents, Mitchell Edward Gilliam and Bonnie Lee Presley Gilliam; two infant brothers, Paul and Arthur Gilliam; and a brother-in-law, J.P. Qualls.

Shirley is survived by her daughter and special caregiver, Debra (Head) Crawford and her husband, Hugh S. Crawford, Jr. of Bloomingdale; a son, Kenneth Head and his wife, Angela Head of Fall Branch; three granddaughters, Crystal (Crawford) Haynes and her husband, Jason Haynes of Mt. Carmel, Caitlin LeighAnn Head and Alexis Danielle Head, both of Fall Branch; a great-grandson, Kaden S. Haynes of Mt. Carmel; three sisters, Ileene Clark and husband, Gene, Faye Wallen and husband, Roy of Kingsport, and Louise Qualls of Duffield, VA; one nephew, Joel Clark; four nieces, Karen McDavid, Katherine Bowen, Brenda Miller and Lisa Lane; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of cousins.

A special thank you goes out to Amedisys nurses, Becky, Sandra, Kris and Melissa for the care they provided to Ms. Head during her sickness.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 21st from 6-8:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm at Double Springs Missionary Baptist Church with her body being taken to the church one hour prior to service. Dr. Edward C. Dillowe and Rev. Jimmy Combs will be officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roy Wallen, Joel Clark, Jeremy Hale, Hagan Roberts III, Bobby Bowery and Adam Price. Honorary Pallbearers will be Crystal Haynes, Kaden Haynes, Caitlin Head, Alexis Head, Gene Clark and Logan Price.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Gilliam, Peters)

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

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Ulyss Grant Head

GRAY — Ulyss Grant Head, 81, of Gray, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, (Sept. 24, 2011) after a short illness at Wellmont-Holston Valley.

He was a son of the late Dorothy Rhoten Head and John Head. He was born in Duffield, Va., was a member of Gray United Methodist Church and retired from Eastman Kodak Co.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Martha Hazel Head; one son, Timmy G. Head of Fall Branch in 2000; one sister, Mageline Head; one brother, Houston Head.

Ulyss is survived by his wife, Emogene "Jean" McQueen Head; one daughter, Janet E. Jones of Bluff City; two sons, Terry G. and wife, Teresa H., Head of Kingsport, Tommy H. Head of Johnson City; one sister, Joyce H. Alley of Weber City, Va.; one brother, Darius Head of Maryville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Keith E. Jones and wife, Ashley Sullins Jones of Ray City, Ga., Brandon G. Head and wife, Jessica Serpas Head of Gray, Tenn., Brittani S. Head of Washington, D.C., Mandy N. Head of Raleigh, N.C., Chad B. Jones of Louisville, Ky., Alex M. Head of Johnson City; seven great-grandchildren, Ethan J. Head, Emily M. Head, Ella M. Head, Eleah M. Head, Easton G. Head, Jaxson C. Jones, Lakyn R. Jones; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gray United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. with Pastor Lloyd Jones officiating.

Military graveside services conducted by Post # 4933 will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Keith E. Jones (deployed to the Middle East), Brandon G. Head, Chad B. Jones, Alex M. Head, Randy Alley and Terry Nunley.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Slagle, Bill Cooper, George Walker, Ed Heaton, Orbin Alley, Jr. Mc-Queen, Michael McQueen, Stacey McQueen, Russell McNutt and Bobby McNutt.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8068, Gray, Tenn. 37615. Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ulyss G. Head. 423-477-3171 or 239-6622.

Kingsport Times-News

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Vernia E. (Lawson) Head

Vernia Lawson Head, 86, 1629 D Street, Kingsport, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 3, 1991) at Wexford House after an lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport since 1944.  Mrs. Head was an LPN re­tiring from Holston Valley Hospi­tal and Medical Center in 1972 after 20 years of service.  She was a member of Pleasant View Bap­tist Church.

She was the widow of Raleigh B. Head.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Merle Head Davis, in 1990; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John W. (Margaret) Baxter, Fall Branch, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Crawford, Kingsport; one son, Raleigh E. Head Jr.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchil­dren; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Lydia) McMiller, Vandalia, Ohio; and one brother, George VanBuren Lawson, Kettering, Ohio.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stanley Simms and the Rev. J. W. Depew officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Wexford House or Pleasant View Baptist Church.

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Submitted by Delmar Fraysier (From Lola (Carter) Hutchins’ Collection)

 

Willard Lee Head

Willard Lee Head, 408 Arbutus Ave., Kingsport, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 7, 1990) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport for most of his life.

He retired from the C.E. Division of Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1980, after 33 years of service. Mr. Head was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Morelock Head, of the home; four daughters, Ms. Mary White, Kingsport, Ms. Martha VanDeSteeg, Littleton, Colo., Miss Jackie Head and Miss Janie Head, both of the home; three sons, James Willard Head and General Sherman Head, both of Kingsport, Roy Shannon Head, Mount Carmel; 10 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bob (Rosa) Caldwell, Greeneville, Mrs. Ira (Marie) Fields, Rogersville, Ms. Bonnie Desautel, Hollywood, Calif; four brothers, Cecil Head and Kelly Head, both of Kingsport, Kedrick Head and Verlin Head, both of Rockford, Ill.

Calling hours are f rom 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Gardner and the Rev. Herman Norton officiating.

Deacons of Cedar Grove Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

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William Hiram Head Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - William Hiram "Bill'' Head Jr., 53, Route 2, entered into rest Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Sullivan County on Sept. 16, 1950, he was the son of the late William H. Head Sr. and Beulah Lawson Head.

Bill was a systems operator with Eastman Chemical Company for 34 years.

He was a loving husband and wonderful father. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda Flanary Head, Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Kathy and Christy Head, both of Gate City, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Freda Head, Duffield, Va.; nephew and wife, Bryan and Marnie Head, Blountville; father and mother-in-law, George and Opal Flanary, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

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

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill's co-workers on crew four in building 248.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Ina Belle (Quillen) Heath

Ina Belle Quillen Heath, 79, 1826 Park Street, died early Tuesday (March 10, 1992) at her home after an extended period of poor health.

Born in Nottingham, Va., she had resided in Kingsport for most of her life. She was an employee of J. P. Stevens for seven years.

Mrs. Heath was a member of Fall Branch Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Heath, and a daughter, Lillie Mae (June) Maxwell.

Surviving are five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

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

Burial will be in Quillen Cemetery.

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Charles John Heffner

KINGSPORT — Charles “Charlie” John Heffner , died Thursday ( Jan. 21, 2010 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Charlie will always be remembered as a “friend to the youth.” He loved the game of baseball, and he had a deep love for children of all ages. He also had an undeniable love for Jesus Christ, who he accepted as his Lord and Savior at the age of 64. Charlie was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church .

He was born in Egypt , Pa. , in 1919, the sixth of 12 children. He came to Kingsport in 1939 as a professional baseball player with the Kingsport Cherokees. Charlie was an outstanding umpire for 42 years. He was a wonderful role model for thousands of kids. He used umpiring as a great opportunity to witness on the field, showing athletes the important things in life while using baseball as a tool. Charlie made a difference in the lives of young people, and there is no greater achievement than having a positive influence on children.

He retired from the Kingsport Press after working there for 36 years. Charlie served in the United States Army during World War II.

Charlie was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Willie Nell Daugherty Heffner ; his parents, Frank and Anna Heffner ; brothers, Frank, John, Steve, Joseph, Edward, and Joe; sisters, Theresa, Anna, and Arlene; and a granddaughter, Faith.

He is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Heffner and Janet Wells and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Jasen Wells, Janea Carter, Dr. Jimmie Glenn, Bryan Williams, Janet Nixon, and Weston Williams; great-grandchildren, C.J. Wells, Jayna Wells, Mikaela Carter, Clay Carter, Brennan Williams, Kyndal Williams, Alexis Williams, Kera Williams, Daniel Wilder, Josh Dorsey and Matt Dorsey; brother, Paul Heffner of Pennsylvania; and sister, Helen Mays of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Indian Springs Baptist Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. with Dr. Roc Collins officiating.

Graveside services will be on Monday at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Dr. David Phillips officiating.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials made be made to Wellmont Foundation Hospice House, P.O. Box 1069 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Charlie Heffner .

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Willie Nell (Daugherty) Heffner

KINGSPORT - Willie Nell Daugherty Heffner, 84, died Sunday, ( July 22, 2007 ), at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol .

She was born and raised in Kingsport and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School .

Willie was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church where she loved to hear Dr. Roc Collins preach and enjoyed the choir and orchestra so much.

She was a very unique person with a witty personality. She cherished life, loved her family dearly and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Our hearts are broken as she will be so greatly missed, but we are comforted knowing that we will be with her and our Lord and Savior one day.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Elbert and Anna Belle Daugherty; brothers, Clifton and Bascom Daugherty; sisters, Allah Winegar, Ruth Burdine, Mary Taylor; and a granddaughter, Faith Wells.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Charlie Heffner; daughters, Barbara Helton and Janet Wells and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Bryan Williams, Weston Williams, Janet Nixon, Jasen Wells, Janea Carter, and Dr. Jimmie Glenn; great-grandchildren, Daniel Wilder, Matt Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, C.J. Wells, Jayna Wells, Mikaela Carter, Clay Carter, Alexis Williams, Kera Williams, Brennan Williams, Kyndal Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport with Dr. David Merrill and Jim Wells conducting the service.

Burial will follow immediately at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Jasen Wells, C.J. Wells, Bryan Williams, Weston Williams, Brennan Williams, Daniel Wilder, and Matt Dorsey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Wells and Butch Burdine.

The family would like to sincerely thank all of the wonderful people at Hospice House for helping to make everyone so comfortable.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 260 Steels Road , Bristol , Tenn. 37620 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Willie Heffner.

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Garland Franklin Helbert

DUFFIELD, Va. — Garland Franklin Helbert, 75, of Duffield, Va., passed away Wednesday ( Oct 15, 2008 ) at the Johnson City Medical Center , Johnson City , Tenn.
Mr. Helbert was a lifelong resident of the area and was former owner of Helberts Market in Big Stone Gap and owned Duffield Auction in Duffield , Va. He was a member of the Harvest Time Worship Center , Ft. Blackmore , Va. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Helbert was preceded in death by his parents, Gaines A. and Lilly Jessee Helbert; sons, Franklin L. Helbert and Claude and his wife Sandra Taylor; grandson, Warren A. Helbert; four brothers, Clarence Helbert, Earl Helbert, Leon Helbert, Charlie Thomas Helbert; two sisters, Ruby Kaylor and Mary Alice Helbert.
He is survived by one daughter, Judy Hall and husband, Mike of Duffield, Va.; one son, Larry Taylor and wife, Janice of Wise, Va.; five sisters, Edith Couch of Dungannon, Va., Jeanett Mays of Defiance, Ohio, Francis Halloway of Castlewood, Va., Bernice Hurd and husband, Ray of Nickelsville, Va. Emma Lou Mullins and husband, Raymond of Castlewood, Va.; one brother, Marvin Helbert and wife Elaine of Castlewood, Va.; grandchildren, Travis Helbert of the home, Aaron Hall and wife, Tirzah of Vero Beach, Fla., April Clark and husband, Kevin of Duffield, Va., LisAnn Marcum and husband, Mike of Wise, Va., Chris Taylor and wife, Wendy of Newport, Tenn., James” Porky” Taylor and wife, Melissa of Dryden, Tony Taylor and wife, Angie of Wise, Va.; great grandchildren, Kenzie Roberts, Autumn Hall, Will Roberts, Kylie Hall, Taylor Marcum, Alex Kilbourne, Zak Taylor, Brendan Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Tristan Stanley; also a host of nieces, nephews and friends, and special friends, Brilla and Wentz Tate and Vicki Bentley.
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 funeral home chapel with Brother Rick Quillen officiating.
Family and friends will be pallbearers.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Carter-Hall-Helbert-Taylor Family Cemetery in Jasper, Va.
Military rites will be conducted 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 1:30 p.m. to go to the cemetery.
Gilliam Funeral Home is serving the Helbert family.

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Submitted by Don Lane  

Debra Ann (Dooley) Helton

Debra Ann Dooley Helton, 53, Dungannon, VA passed away, December 8, 2011 at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, VA on April 29, 1958 to Lottie Rosmand Dooley and the late Henry Hudson Dooley.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ervin and Etta Dooley.

Survivors include her mother, Lottie Dooley, Dungannon, VA; sons, Tim Helton and wife, Jorden, Dungannon, VA and Matt Helton and Cindy Fields, Church Hill, TN; grandchildren, Destinee Helton and Jaden Morris; sisters, Kathy Dooley, Dungannon, VA and Diane Begley and husband, James, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brothers, Ricky Dooley and Julia Sluss, Dungannon, VA and Danny Dooley, Dungannon, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Debra Ann Dooley Helton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Relyn (Hill) Williams Henard

KINGSPORT - Relyn Henard passed away Sunday ( Sept. 15, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Relyn was born in Appalachia, Va., a daughter of the late Letcher and Amanda Buchanan Hill. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward N. Williams Sr. in 1970; and her second husband, Loyd H. Henard; two sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are one son, Ed N. Williams Jr., Kingsport; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Delorise and Joe Adkins, of Illinois, Muriel and Roy Bailey, of South Carolina, and Alvonia and William (Spec) Mumpower, Big Stone Gap, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Dianne Hill, of Virginia.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Crawford officiating.

Interment will follow in the Garden of the Apostles in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Edna Amma (Vermillion) Elliott Henderson

WEBER CITY, Va. - Edna Amma Vermillion Henderson, 86, of Weber City, passed away Saturday afternoon (March 27, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Elliott; her second husband, Mack Henderson; one son, Bill Elliott; two sisters, Iva McClellan, Ruby McConnell; three brothers, Archie Vermillion, Errett Vermillion, E.R. Vermillion.

Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Okes and her husband Duke of Blountville; daughter-in-law, Janice Elliott of Cleveland, Ohio; three stepsons, Paul, Neil and Lonnie Henderson; two grandchildren, Kathy Elliott Clark and her husband Terry of Kingsport, Steve Elliott of Cleveland, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Charity Clark, Ashley Clark, Sara Clark, Britni Elliott; one sister, Florida Gillenwater Ketron of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of one's choice.

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

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James P. "Jip" Henderson Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - James P. "Jip" Henderson, Sr., 82, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday (April 8, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, he was a member of Chalybeate Springs Methodist Church and former member of the Nottingham United Methodist Church.

He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Gate City Independent Order of Oddfellows.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Mary Ellen Patton Henderson.

Surviving are his wife, Irma W. Henderson, Gate City; one son, James P. Henderson, Jr., Gate City; two daughters, Lindell June Henderson, Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Keron Kible, Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Lillian H. Williams, Gate City, Loretta Henderson, Kingsport, Mrs. Mabel Goule and Mrs. Alice Richerson, both of Coquill, Ore.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hugh Dean Rutledge and the Rev. Debra Watson officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chalybeate Springs Methodist Church, c/o Carol Alley, Route 2, Box '391, Surgoinsville, Tenn. 37873.

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Joseph P. Henderson

GATE CITY , Va. - Joe P. Henderson, 80, 320 Wadlow Gap Road , moved to his "new home" Friday ( Aug. 11, 2000 ) from Indian Path Medical Center , where he will have a "new body." He asked all his friends and loved ones to come on over to see him in his "new home" and said thank you to all those who were so good to him and helped him so much.

Joe was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., Wadlow Gap area. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Whitney and was a member of American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

He retired from Holliston Mills after 37 years of service.

Joe was a faithful member and humble servant of Walnut Chapel Baptist Church and a deacon until his health failed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Jemima Couch Henderson; a sister, Erma Gillispie; and brother, Mack Henderson.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mrs. Gladys Davis Henderson, of the home; several cousins and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Walnut Chapel Baptist Church with Elder Allen Hensley and Evangelist Pat Hammond officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Billy Jack Johnson, Paul Johnson, Carroll Browder, Sidney Grizzel, Paul Jones, Coy Kilbourne and Nelson Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Rhoton, Ralph Phillips and Clyde Lloyd.

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Thelma Jean (Hobbs) Henderson

Thelma "Jean" Henderson , 54, 232 Baker Street, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Sept. 29, 1998) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and a devoted friend. She was a member of Darthula Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Hickam Hobbs; and two nephews, Marty Henderson and Dwayne Shelton.

Surviving are her husband, Paul C. Henderson ; four daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Eric Henard, Rogersville, Carey and Mark Skeens, Paula and Todd Broughton, and Sonya and Mark McCrary, all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Erikah Henard, Nathan Skeens, Michael Broughton, and Elijah McCrary; her mother, Virgie E. Hobbs, Kingsport; a sister, Louise Jernigan, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Ernest Hobbs, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Eric Henard, Mark Skeens, Todd Broughton, Mark McCrary, Andy Hobbs, Michael Hobbs and Neil Henderson .

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James Page, 409 Canongate Rd., Kingsport, TN 37664 or to the Gideons, Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 571, Kingsport, TN 37662.

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John Pendleton "Jack" Hendricks

BLOUNTVILLE — John "Jack" Pendleton Hendricks, 66, Blountville, fell asleep in the arms of his Lord and Savior on May 26, 2009.

Mr. Hendricks was a native of Bristol, Va., but lived most of his life in Sullivan County. He was a son of the late John Opie and Sue Pendleton Hendricks.

Mr. Hendricks was a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Hendricks was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and retired from the Contractor Yard. He was an enrolled agent at H & R Block.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Kinkead Hendricks, of the home; and a brother, Don Rolson Hendricks and wife, Samantha, Bristol, Va. He is also survived by many loving Pendleton and Hendricks cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Hendricks will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Wheeler United Methodist Church, Blountville with the Rev. Stuart Albee officiating.

Special music will be provided by Mr. David Earles.

Interment will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Earles, Joe Earles, Tim Earles, David Earles, Jim Wiseman, David Pendleton, Bill Lyon, Roy Bowen, Steve Blakely, Tom Kaylor and Bobby Cumbow.

Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Hendricks family. (423) 928-6111

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Samuel Henley

GRAY — Samuel Henley, 38, of Gray, passed away Monday ( Nov. 1, 2010 ) after a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was saved at an early age and was a Christian. He was a graduate of Daniel Boone High School and was employed at BE&K Construction.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wilbur and Frances Bond; his paternal grandparents, Samuel W. and Pauline Henley; step-mother, Paulette Henley.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 10 years, Beth Quillen Henley of Gray; his mother and step-father, Margaret and Richard

Brummett of Gray; his father, Don Henley of Gray; two sisters, Dawn Deloach and husband, Bryan of Gray and Megan Brummett of Gray; two brothers, Eric Henley and wife, Lisa of Gray and David Henley; his father and mother-in-law, Lee and Norma Quillen of Kingsport; his brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Tonya Quillen of Telford; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St. , Kingsport . Friends and family may call anytime at the family's home of 243 Ridgeview Drive , Gray.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating. Eulogy will be provided by Ken Bradley.

A graveside service will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens .

Pallbearers will be Kevin Quillen, Bryan Deloach, Chris Cooper, Ken Bradley, Gary Crawford, David Henley and Bo Wilcox.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. John Greer and the nursing staff of the 11th floor North at Vanderbilt Medical Center .

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

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Belinda Gail (Hudson) Henry

KINGSPORT - Belinda Hudson Henry, 57, Kingsport, passed away Sunday, (July 1, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a former employee of Kingsport Times News having worked in circulation for fourteen years.

Mrs. Henry was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louia Hammonds; parents, Lyle Milford and Mary Kathleen Sexton Hudson; son, Jeffrey Henry; brother, Ronald Lee Hudson, Sr.; and dear friend Mancel Sutherland.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeannie Henry Bernard, Louisa Hammonds and fiancé, Benny Moore; son, Tony Hammonds and fiancée, Angel Quillen; two sisters, Judy Dalton Brooks and husband, Fred, and Donna Reeves; three brothers, Ronald Lee Hudson, Sr., Gary Lyle Hudson and William Joe Hudson, Sr.; eight loving grandchildren; special nieces and nephews, Tasha Hudson, Tiny Dalton, Lynn Hudson, Little Joe Hudson, and Trisha Kitchens; special friends, Janie Jones Snapp and husband, James E., Elsie Cunningham, Bob and Jan Roberts, Betty Ball, Maggie Williams, Lester Ensor, Ruth Clark, Janet Linkous, Geraldine Waters, and Buddy Henry.

A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Friday, at Long Island Everest Church with Rev. James E. Snapp and Rev. Jack Morelock officiating.

Friends may call any time at the home at 1338 Willow St. , Kingsport , or at the home of the sister, Judy Brooks, 330 Sewanee St. , Kingsport .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge or arrangements.

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Dallas "Joe" Henry

KINGSPORT - Dallas "Joe" Henry, 70, Kingsport, went to be with Jesus in his heavenly home on Saturday (Jan. 13, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness with family friends at his side.

Joe was a loving dad and raised a strong family who loved him dearly. He worked as a caretaker for a local church. He enjoyed his family, fishing and most of his life's work was living for the Lord.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Judy Henry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennie and Chris Mowdy, Church Hill, JoAnne and David King, Kingsport; one son, Jamie Henry and fiancée, Misty Jones, Kingsport; grandkids, Brandon Anthony Lane Sr. and wife Stacy, Kaleb, Britteny, Sara, Johnathan, and Rachael; great-grandchildren, Brandon Jr., Marcie, Autumn, and Kellie; sisters, Helen Phillips, Madeline Eades, and Mildred Farmer; brothers, William Junior Henry, Carson Eugene Henry, Elyon Henry, and William K. Henry, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and friend of the family, Mandy Bishop.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Fred Greer and Rev. Cecil Necessary officiating.

Burial will follow at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Henry, David King, Chris Mowdy, Brandon Lane, Tony Nelson, and Tony Lane.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is in charge.

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Dana Bessie (Blankenbeckler) Henry

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Dana Bessie Blankenbeckler Henry , 92, went to be with the Lord Monday (Dec. 27, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County on May 5, 1907, to the late William Patton and Rebecca Jane Easterling Blankenbeckler.

Mrs. Henry received a teaching degree from Radford University and taught in a one room school house. She also taught Sunday School until she was no longer able. She attended Roadside Mission Church.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Landis Blankenbeckler and Lester Patton Blankenbeckler; half-brother, Wrightly Earl Blankenbeckler; half-sister, Laura Mae Blankenbeckler Harris.

Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, William Morris and Wana Henry , Church Hill, Kenneth Ray Henry , Nickelsville, Va.; three daughters, Aileen Joyce Lovelace, Nickelsville, Va., Clara Ruth Stanley, Christiansburg, Va., Mrs. James H. (Barbara) Hatfield, Nickelsville, Va.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Music will be by Sherry and Phil Christian and Lisa Quillen.

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

Family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Elbert Eli “Ebb” Henry

Ebb E. Henry, 53, of Fordtown, was electrocuted at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, 18 Apr 1953 while bringing a television antenna down a fire escape from the roof of the Homeland Furniture Company store building on Center Street in Kingsport , Tn.   Loops of the antenna caught on a 4,000 volt wire which was near the fire escape. 

He had worked for the Dobyns-Taylor furniture interests for six years. 

Survived by widow, Mrs. Mamie Bowery; five sons, Carl, Donald, E.B., Bobbie and Jerry Henry; three daughters, Mrs Betty Jo Norris, Jane and Reba Henry; two brothers, Will Henry of Blountville and Joe Henry of Fordtown; two sisters, Mrs Alvin Dillow of Bristol and Mrs Will Rose of Bristol; one grandchild.  Was a member of Beulah Baptist Church . 

(from front-page story in ' Kingsport Times-News' of Sunday, April 19, 1953 )

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Ellen (Rowland) Dodson Wood Henry

Mrs. Ellen Henry, 88, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Jones, 931 Riverside Ave., at 11:05 a.m. Saturday.

Born in Hawkins County , she had lived in Sullivan County since 1915 and was a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church .

Surviving are: sons, Herbert Dodson of Blountville and Henry and Frank Dodson, Kingsport, a daughter, Mrs. Grace Jones, Kingsport; a brother, George Rowland, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; sisters, Mrs. Nannie Ketron and Mrs. Minnie Nelms, Kingsport; 20 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the West View Baptist Church . Rev. Gerald Begley and Rev. G. C. Coldiron will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Morrison Chapel Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral. The family will receive friends al Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 5, 1964)

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Elyan "El" Henry

KINGSPORT — Elyan (El) Henry, 74, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Nov. 20, 2008) at home. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Janice Henry, of the home; daughter, Connie Mooney and husband, Charlie; sons, Ricky Elyan Henry and Worley "Poochie" Henry, all of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Billy Henry of Kingsport; sisters, Madeline Eads, Mildred Farmer and Helen Phillips, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Jackie Tipton of Kingsport.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Amos Bright officiating.
Interment will follow in the Chesnutt Flats Primitive Church Cemetery.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Eugene Carson Henry

KINGSPORT - Rev. Eugene C. Henry, 74, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Aug. 12, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1927 in Sullivan County where he had resided all of his life. He attended The Way Home Holiness Church.

Mr. Henry was a loving father, grandfather, and a devoted husband.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle and Myrtle Henry; one brother, Bill Henry.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Henry, Kingsport; two sons, David Henry and wife Connie, Kingsport, Steven Henry, Kingsport; one daughter, Debbie Ritz, Kingsport; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elyan Henry, Dallas (Joe) Henry and wife Judy, and William (Billy) Henry and wife Christy, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Helen Phillips, Madeline Eads and Mildred Farmer and husband Billy, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles L. Mowdy officiating.

Interment will follow in Walnut Chapel Cemetery.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

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Freddie Ruth (McClellan) Henry

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mrs. Freddie Ruth McClellan Henry , 78, entered into rest Monday (Dec. 13, 1999) at her residence in Weber City, Va.

Mrs. Henry was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 26, 1921, a daughter of the late Thomas and Amanda Templeton McClellan. Mrs. Henry was a member of Clouds Bend United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lucian Arvel Henry ; four sisters, Gertrude Haynes, Reba Kilgore, Maxie Williams and Vonnie Smith; and two brothers, Kenny and J.B. McClellan.

Surviving Mrs. Henry are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Merreta) Churchwell, Kingsport and Mrs. Glenn (Roma) Smith, Weber City, Va.; one son, Lucian A. Henry Jr., Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Christi Rodgers, Jeremiah Churchwell, Michael Swallows, Brian Henry , Jenny Henry , Austin Henry , Brandy Smith and Michael Smith; five great-grandchildren, Cassie and Abby Rodgers, Aryonna, Ashton and Kyla Henry ; three sisters, Opal Blackard, Colonial Heights, Thelma Dean, Gate City, Va., and Margaret Kilgore, Paisley, Fla.; and one brother, Billy McClellan, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Hattie Juanita Henry

KINGSPORT - Hattie Juanita Henry, 79, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday morning (Sept. 4, 2001) at Sunbridge-Hillside Manor following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn.

Ms. Henry was a member of the Way of Life Baptist Church. She was a retiree of Eastman Chemical Company after 34 years of service.

Prior to her declining health, Hattie always found time for helping others who were sick or in need. She ministered to residents at the nursing home, before she became a resident. Hattie was a caregiver for many years for several family members. She will be greatly missed by a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William R. Henry and Lula Penley Henry; brothers, Worley Ballard, William Grady, Lucian Arvel, Samuel, Rayford, Thomas, Everett; sisters, Maggie Maudell, Clara Bell, Mabel Priscilla, Velma Ruth.

Surviving are her sisters, Lilly Irene Hillman, Defiance, Ohio, and Gladys Hillman, Mechanicsville, Va.; her brother, John Henry, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and anytime at the home of her brother, John Henry, 522 Anderson Circle, (East Carters Valley Road), Gate City, Va.

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

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

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Rev. James Carl Henry

Rev. James C. Henry, age 91, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday morning, May 20, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport. He was born in Clinchport, VA on June 22, 1920, the son of the late Charley and Nancy Lawson Henry.

Rev. Henry was a World War II Army veteran serving in the 37th Division in the South Pacific. He received several service ribbons and assisted as Chaplain. He graduated from Hiwassee College and attended East Tennessee State University and Emory University's School of Theology. Rev. Henry had worked at Tennessee Eastman until his call to the ministry. He was an active United Methodist minister from 1946-1984. After retirement, he served in a part-time pastoral capacity for 12 more years. His District appointments were: Big Stone Gap, Sweetwater (later changed to Cleveland), Johnson City, Cleveland and Kingsport. The United Methodist Churches in the Kingsport District that he served were: St. Lukes, Virginia Avenue (Bristol), Blountville, Ketron Memorial, Pactolus, Kingsport Methodist and Depews Chapel. The Churches in the Johnson City District were: Gray United Methodist, Fairview and Valley View. He served as Pastor Emeritus at Gray United Methodist Church from 2001 until his death.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Branson, Church Hill and granddaughter, Michele Bolas, Kingsport.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 71 years, Dorothy Light Henry, Kingsport; son, Jack Henry and wife, Judy, Kingsport; daughter, Anna Sue Watson and husband, Hugh, Harrogate, TN; brothers, Paul Henry and wife, Joann, Eddie Henry and wife, Shirley, Weber City, VA; grandchildren, Ty Watson, Gabriel Watson, Leigh Ann Zeller and husband, Mike, Rusty Henry and wife, Julie, Kim Bailey and husband, Philip, and Chris Bolas; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Shelby Watson, Ashlynn and Amberlee Zeller, Taylor and Tanner Henry, Christian and Kelsey Bailey.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 5-7pm at Gray United Methodist Church, Gray, TN. Funeral services will follow at 7pm in the church with Rev. Ed Cadle and Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11am in Oak Hill Memorial Park with military honors being provided by the American Legion Post # 3/265.

Pallbearers will be Ty Watson, Gabriel Watson, Rusty Henry, Mike Zeller, Chris Bolas and Philip Bailey.

Honorary Pallbearers will be area ministers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak St., Johnson City, TN 37615 or to the charity of one's choice.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

John K. “Jay” Henry

Gate City, VA - John (Jay) Henry, 82 went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 3, 2013 following a lengthy illness. Jay was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-great grandfather and uncle. He was a faithful and proud member of Way of Life Baptist Church and retired from Steadman Construction after thirty-five years. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially the grandchildren. Jay also enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting, and more than anything fishing.

He was preceded in death by his Parents William R. and Lula Henry; Five brothers, Rayford, Worley, Grady, Arvil, and Tommy; Six sisters Maggie, Clarabell, Mable, Irene, Ruth and Juanita.

He is survived by his wife of almost sixty two years, Virginia Ruth Henry of the home; daughter, Brenda (Edward) Forbes of Kingsport; son, Phil (Jackie) Henry of Kingsport; grandsons, Jonathan (Alison) Henry of Grant, AL, Jaret Henry of Cullman, AL; granddaughter, Bethia Laughlin, of Kingsport; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys (Max) Hillman of Mechanicsville, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ed McLain, Pastor Mike Owens and Pastor Johnny Gibson officiating. Music will be provided by Shelby Marlow.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Pallbearers will be L. A. Henry, Kenneth Henry, Mike Henry, Danny Parks, Brant Grimm, Roger Gott and Anthony Laughlin. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gott, Jimmy Dockery, Frankie Winegar, Morris Henry, John Stallard, Rick Kitzmiller, Randy McMillian and the Men’s Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to Way of Life Baptist Church, 319 Salvation Rd, Kingsport TN 37660.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Kathleen (Hicks) Henry

KINGSPORT - Kathleen H. Henry , 79, Kingsport , died Friday morning, (July 20, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Sullivan County where she resided all of her life. Kathleen was a homemaker and a member of The Way Home Holiness Church .

Her husband, Eugene Henry preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Ritz, Kingsport; two sons, David Henry and wife, Connie, of the home, Steven Henry and wife, Bobbie, Church Hill; seven grandchildren, Keith Henry and wife, Wanda, Timothy Henry , April Garrett and husband, Kenny, Nikki Barnet, Misti Morris and husband, Jim, Stephanie Suthers and husband, Travis, and Christina Henry ; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Hill, Kingsport; one brother, Sonny Hicks, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or any time at the home of her sons, Steven Henry , 211 Cold Comfort Road, Church Hill or David Henry , 417 Barnett Drive, Lot 17, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Charles L. Mowdy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Walnut Chapel Cemetery . Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Center of Upper East Tenn. , 2000 Greenway Street , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Kathleen H. Henry .

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Lucian B. Henry

Lucian B. Henry, 65, died Tuesday at 7 a. m., at his home, 1021 Gate City Road, after an illness of four years. Death was attributed to hear ailment.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. L. B. Henry; five children, Charlie, Everett, Kyle, Pat, and Bart, all of Kingsport; four step-children; Herbert Dodson, of Gunnings, Henry and Grant Dodson, and Mrs. Grace Jones, of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Cosby Elliot of Gate City, and Mrs. Delia Addington, of Nickelsville, Va.; two brothers, S. D. Henry of Sneedville, Tenn., and Bill Henry of Nickelsville, Va.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Dessie Linkous, and Mrs. Carrie Linkous, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Clara Penley of Gate City; sixteen grandchildren and nineteen step-grand-children.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Morrison Chapel, with interment in Morrison Chapel cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Street and the Rev. Troy Jones will officiate.

Friends of the family and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.

Mr. Henry had been a merchant-farmer on Maple street and West View Park for several years. He has been a resident of Kingsport for 24 years.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1940)

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Thomas Everett Henry

GATE CITY, Va. _ Thomas Everett Henry, 77, Route 2 (Snowflake community), died Monday (Jan. 12, 1998) at his residence.

Mr. Henry was a native of Scott County, Va., and a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lola Penley Henry; three sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Velma Dean Henry , Gate City, Va.; five daughters, Wanda Hubbard, (Sullivan Gardens) Kingsport, Mrs. Jack (Janice) Stapleton, Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Johnny (Karen) Boggs and Mrs. Evelyn Churchwell, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. John (Renee) Castle, Weber City, Va.; a son, Michael Henry , Gate City, Va.; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Juanita Henry , Kingsport, Gladys Hillman, Richmond, Va., and Irene Hillman, Defiance, Ohio; and a brother, John Henry , Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence, Route 2, Box 260, (Snowflake community) Gate City, Va.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery, Highway 71, Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be L.A. Henry , Joe Churchwell, Jonathan Boggs, Phil Henry , Heath Henry and Kenneth Henry . Honorary pallbearers will be Jarrod Henry , Will Hubbard, Shannon Stapleton and Morris Henry.

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Velma G. (Dean) Henry

GATE CITY — Velma Dean Henry, 81, of the Snowflake community, passed away Thursday (Jan. 1, 2009) at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., retired from Holston Valley Hospital and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Roadside Baptist Mission Church in the Snowflake community.

Velma was a devoted mother and grandmother, she loved her birds, garden, flowers and her friend and cat, Ellie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Henry; parents, William Patton Dean and Catherone Lane Dean; sisters, Stella Edna Dean Gillenwater, Ona Elizabeth Dean, Hazel Dean Tate, Monnie Dean Gillenwater and Clydie Dean Benton; brothers, Charlie Benton Dean, William A. Dean, Henry I. Dean and Olaf Edward Dean; son-in-law, Johnny L. Boggs.

Surviving are her daughters, Wanda Hubbard, Kingsport, Janice Stapleton and husband Jack, Nickelsville, Va., Karen Boggs, Kingsport, Evelyn Churchwell, Kingsport and Reneè Castle and husband John, Kingsport; son, Mike Henry and wife Bonnie, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Shannon Stapleton, Kingsport, Kris Parker and husband Jim, Bluff City, Tenn., Joseph Churchwell, Elizabeth Churchwell, Will Hubbard, Kimi Hubbard and Johnathan Boggs, all of Kingsport, Heath Henry and Jarrod Henry, both of Nickelsville, Va.; great grandchildren, Hunter Stapleton, Bluff City, Tenn., Brian Hunley, Bluff City, Tenn., Chelsea Stapleton, Nickelsville, Va. and Audrey Boggs, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at Roadside Baptist Mission Church, Snowflake community.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 5, 2009) at the church with Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by David and Debbie Easterling.

Interment will be in the Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Mike Hobbs, Teddy Smith, Larry Dean, Roy Repass, Herschel Williams, Justin Meade and Andy Osborne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Sharp and Don Wright.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. DeMotts and staff, Roadside Baptist Mission Church, her special care givers and her home health nurse Nannette.

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William A. Henry

William A. Henry, 74, of Route 11, Airport Road, died at Veterans' Home in Mountain Home, Tenn., Tuesday. He was born in Piney Flats, Tenn. , and had been a resident of Sullivan County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Popular Ridge Baptist Church .

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Annie Millhorn Henry, Kingsport; a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Tipton, Kingsport; two sons, Emory Henry and Gentry Henry, both of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Rose and Mrs. Alvin Dillow, both of Bristol, Tenn.; a brother, J. J. Henry; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter's Chapel.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Wednesday, May 18, 1966)

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William Junior "Bill" Henry

KINGSPORT - William J. "Bill" Henry, 76, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and retired from the Sullivan County Board of Education. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.

He was of the Holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Kyle and Myrtle Henry.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Ethel Dunn Henry; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Grace) Darnell, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Jessie and Carolyn Henry, James Russell and Edith Henry, both of Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Phillips, Mrs. Madeline Eads and Mrs. Mildred Farmer, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Eugene Henry, Elyan Henry, Joe Henry and Billy Henry, all of Kingsport; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Friends may also call anytime at the home, 3938 Bond Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder Amos Bright officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Walnut Chapel Church Cemetery, East Carters Valley.

Kingsport Times-News
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Albert Ray Hensley

Albert Ray Hensley, 65, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, February 14, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Hensley was born in Scott County, VA on November 3, 1947 to the late Thomas and Nannie Pet Walters Hensley.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Bill Hensley; brother-in-law, Willie Pierson; sister-in-law, Ruth Hensley; and father and mother-in-law, H.C. and Lois Ann Frazier Bledsoe preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bledsoe Hensley, Gate City, VA; special little girl, Rebecca Laney, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Leona Pierson, Gate City, VA, Grace Jones and husband, W.T., Gate City, VA, Ola Bellamy and husband, Harry, Gate City, VA, Virgie Thacker and husband, Dan, Surgoinsville, TN, Margie Tolley and husband, Larry, Gate City, VA, Phyllis Reynolds and husband, Gary, Kingsport, TN, and Georgia Thacker, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Clayton Hensley and wife, Grace, Gate City, VA, Charlie Hensley and wife, Marie, Gate City, VA, J.B. Hensley and wife, Wanda, Gate City, VA, and Orville Hensley and wife, Kathy, Gate City, VA; 33 nieces and nephews, 43 great nieces and nephews; and 12 great great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Larry Tolley and Rev. Wayne McCarty officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Albert Ray Hensley.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Alvin Ruth (Tipton) Hensley

GATE CITY, Va. -- Alvin Ruth Hensley , 56, 218 W. Jackson, died Friday (May 29, 1998) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and was a homemaker. Mrs. Hensley attended Midway Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ezra Tipton; her mother, Nannie Bishop Tipton; and a sister, Betty Tipton.

Surviving are her husband, Willie (Bill) Hensley , Gate City, Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Becky Hensley and Theresa and Danny Sloan, all of Gate City, Va.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott Hensley and Brandon and Sara Hensley , all of Gate City; two granddaughters, Ashley and Allison Sloan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jane and Curt Arnold and Diane Ison, all of Gate City, Va.; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Otis Paul (Cricket) Tipton, Willie Howard Tipton and Bill Pat and Shirley Tipton, all of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Willis, the Rev. Gary Sloan and the Rev. Riley Boy officiating. Music will be conducted by Midway Quartet. Pallbearers will be Danny Crawford, Jason Cole, Bill Gilliam, Danny Glover, Johnny Crawford, Alvon Quillen, Teddy Pendleton and Roger Shelton.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Arnold B. Hensley

KINGSPORT - Arnold B. Hensley, 82, passed away Sunday (Aug. 20, 2006) at his residence.

Arnold had served as the Adult Sunday School Teacher and served on the deacon board at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church for over 25 years and was an honorary deacon until his death.

He served in the Special Forces Army Corps of Engineers and Army Reserve during World War II and was a Combat veteran. He retired from the construction business.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Granville and Mittie Hensley; brothers, Sam, Robert and Henry Jr.; sisters, Betty Babb, Madge Hollenbeck, Vesta Wilson, Bethel Shelton, and Ruby Norton; son, Scottie G. Hensley; and an infant daughter.

Surviving are his wife of over 56 years, Frances Head Hensley; children, Jerry Hensley and wife Donna, Kingsport, Lakie Hensley, Johnson City, Sandra Nadeau, Kingsport, Lester Hensley and wife Melody, Fall Branch; grandchildren, Brandon Minton and wife Katrina, Angie Franklin and husband John, Nathan Hensley, Cory Nadeau and Carson Nadeau; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Andrew Franklin, Hunter and Cassandra Minton; sisters, Verna Norton and Sue Landers, both of Greeneville; special sister-in-law, Drucella Head, Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Herby Powers and Rev. Todd Jennings officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 Wednesday.

The family would like to give special thanks to the 5th floor nurses and medical staff at Indian Path Medical Center, staff of Adventa Hospice Services and Dr. Daniel Carroll and staff.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church, 154 Anco Place, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664, or Adventa Hospice Kingsport, 2612 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Suite 3, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Clinton E. Hensley Sr.

Clinton Hensley Sr., Rt. 7, Wadlow Gap Rd., was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital around 3 p.m. The 77 year-old man was found lying beside the driveway to his home on Wadlow Gap Road around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hensley lived with two of his sons, who were not home at the time.

Born in Scott County , Va. , Hensley had been a Kingsport resident most of his life. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Emory (Edith) Hammitt, Jonesboro; three sons, Curtis J. Hensley and Gene E. Hensley, both of the home, Clint Hensley Jr., El Monte, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Maxie Pennell, Kingsport; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975)

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Cyril L. "C. L." Hensley

KINGSPORT — Cyril (C.L.) Hensley, 83, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 6, 2009) at the VA Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and resided in Kingsport for the past 54 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II (Battle of the Bulge). Mr. Hensley retired from Winn-Dixie where he was in management for several years. He was of the Baptist faith. Cyril belonged to the Kingsport VFW Post #3382 along with the Disabled American Veterans Local #38.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Mary Peters Hensley; his sisters, Iva Nelle McNutt and Glenna League; and a brother, Kenneth Glen (Bob) Hensley.

Cyril Hensley is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred Hensley; his daughter, Ann Baker and her husband, Bill; his sons, David Hensley, Phil Hensley and his wife, Judy (all of Kingsport); his sisters, Georgia Harper and her husband, Ezra, Jo Ann Parker and her husband, Jack (both of Hiltons, Va.); a brother, Earl Hensley (Weber City, Va.); along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Earnest Steffey officiating.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382 Honor Guard on Friday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery.

Cyril’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Darrell Honeycutt and Arthur Jessee will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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Frances Josephine (Head) Hensley

Frances Josephine Head Hensley departed this life on September 17, 2011, at the age of 83.

Born & raised in Sullivan County, she spent the majority of her life in Kingsport. Before marriage & motherhood, she was employed at Leeper's Grocery & made many life-long friends there. She was a faithful member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church for almost 40 years and a born-again Christian for more than 70 years. She had a deep love for everyone. She never met a stranger

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessee & Monnie Head; husband, Arnold Hensley; son, Scott Hensley; an infant daughter; and sisters, Lakie Head, Drucella Head and Vivian Williamson.

Survivors are her sister, Elva Cruz; sons, Jerry (Donna) Hensley and Lester (Melody) Hensley; daughters, Lakie Hensley and Sandra Nadeau; grandchildren, Angela (Josh) Grimsley, Brandon (Katrina) Minton, Nathan (Megan) Hensley, Cory (Danielle) Nadeau & Carson Nadeau; great-grandchildren, Jacob & Andrew Franklin, Hunter & Cassandra Minton & Tucker Nadeau; and several cousins, nieces, nephews & friends.

Frances was happiest when she could give to others, so in lieu of flowers or food, the family requests donations be made to Meals on Wheels, 301 Louis St., Kingsport TN 37660; Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 240417, Charlotte NC 28224; the Kingsport Public Library, 400 Broad Street, Kingsport TN 37660; or the charity of your choice.

The family extends a special thanks to Amedisys Hospice, especially Brook, for all their kindness & support, and to all the friends & loved ones who kept her in their hearts & prayers.

The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Good Shepherd Garden at 3 p.m.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Grace M. (Wood) Hensley

HILTONS, Va. -- Mrs. Grace M. Hensley, 92, Route 1, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 6, 1991) at the home of a daughter.

She was a native of Scott County, and was a Christian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C. Hensley in 1965.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Minnie) Blalock, Mrs. Walter (Janelle) Speers, and Mrs. Auburn (Yvonne) Kern, all of Hiltons, and Mrs. Clifton (Lois) Houser, Blountville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Umbarger and Dennis Houser officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, November 8, 1991

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Hazel Margaret (McDavid) Hensley

DUFFIELD, Va. - Hazel M. McDavid Hensley, 73, passed away Tuesday (May 17, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 17, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of Scott County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and touched the hearts of countless friends whom she encountered in her lifetime. She always had a smile and an abundance of love and kindness for everyone.

She was of the Pentecostal faith and loved the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Roy and Lettie McDavid; three brothers, Ernest, Paul, and Crawford McDavid; one sister, Lily Mae Baxter; a grandson, Mark Allen Hensley; and her mother-in-law, Carrie Lewis.

Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Willie Hensley of Duffield; three sons, Lynn Hensley and fiance, Jo Hartley, Roger Hensley and wife, Karen, Jeff Hensley and wife, Connie, all of Duffield; grandsons, Michael Hensley and wife, Krista, Brian Hensley and wife, Destiny of Duffield, Derrick Hensley and wife, Tesha of Gray, Anthony Hensley and wife, Jessica of Rye Cove, Va., Matthew Hensley and wife, Mashara of Duffield; great-grandsons, Brady, Cory, and Jaxon; great-granddaughters, Shaylee Grayce, Cadence, and the pending arrival of another great-granddaughter; one brother, Joe McDavid and wife, Monnie of Rye Cove; four sisters, Jane Ramsey, Betty Minton, and husband, Carl, Wanda Hammonds and husband, Jimmy, Phyllis Hammonds and husband, Steve, all of Rye Cove; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her dear close friends for their love and kindness down through the years. There are so many that listing them individually would be difficult, but each one knows her love for them.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday with Elder Jimmy Hammonds and Rev. Joe Roberts officiating. Eulogy will be given by Rev. Joe Hill.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet and Bro. Rex Hensley.

Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McDavid Cemetery in Rye Cove, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Matt Townsend.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Hincher, Walter Ray Spivey, J.P. Hill, Elmer Jessee, and Robert Ensley.

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James C. “Buck” Hensley

July 3, 1929 - June 11, 2014

J.C. "Buck" Hensley, 84, of Hiltons, passed away (Wednesday June 11, 2014) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He retired from Kingsport Press following many years of service. He worked on the family farm all of his life as well.

A lifelong resident of Hiltons, Buck was a "go-to" for many people in the community, whether it was pulling someone from a ditch or fixing something. He had the knowledge, the means; but most importantly, the heart to help.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lula Vineyard Hensley; sister, Mable "Peggy" Hensley.

He is survived by his caregivers, Rick Barger and wife Linda and Randy Moore; several cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11 till 1pm Saturday (June 14th, 2014) at Hermon United Methodist Church. A service will follow at 1pm with Pastor Joe Barber officiating. Music will be provided by the True Faith Quartet.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

James H. Hensley, Jr.

KINGSPORT — James Hensley, Jr., 86, of Kingsport, died early Monday morning (Dec. 1, 2008) at his home.
A son of the late James and Ocie Hensley, he was born in Norton, Va., and lived in College Corner, Ohio, before coming to Kingsport at the age of 14. James served with the U.S. Marine Air Corps during World War II and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company following 44 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of Masonic Lodge #688, and was a Shriner.
Preceding him in death were three sisters, Sylvia Peters, Dorothy Hensley, Eula Hancock; and a brother, Paul Hensley.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lena Stata Hensley of Kingsport; and a brother, Dean Hensley, also of Kingsport.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Dr. Ron Davis officiating.
Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605-4577 or First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of James Hensley.

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James B. Hensley

HILTONS, Va. - James B. Hensley, 78, went home to be with the Lord Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Wellmont Hospice House of Bristol.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was retired from the Scott County School System after 36 years of service as a bus driver. He was also a retired farmer and attended Hilton Independent Church of God.

He was a devoted husband, father and papaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Farrie Mae Hensley; his wife, Lorraine (Jean) Hensley; one brother, Charlie Hensley; two sisters, Myrtle Taylor and Nellie Ketron; one half brother, Garvey McMurray; and one stepgranddaughter, Becky McCoy.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Patricia Hensley, Hiltons; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Fred Montgomery, Knoxville, Kathy and Dale McCoy, Martha and Bobby Simmons, Phyllis Calton, Wanda Burke, all of Hiltons; grandchildren, Lisa Calton, Greg Hensley, Jay Hensley Jr., Amy Scalf, Evelyn Floyd and Bobbie Simmons; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph and Vivian McMurray, Blountville, and Eddie and Billie McMurray, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Cecil Kern and the Rev. Phillip Ketron officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hilton Independent Church of God Singers.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gate City (East Carters Valley).

Pallbearers will Dale Sanders, Tony Hobbs, Leroy Bright, Ricky Gardner, Sam Ketron, Cecil Ketron, Ed Kerney and David Kilgore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Sanders, Harland Hobbs, Morris Gardner, Dwight Gardner, C.L. Mullins, Bruce Hensley, Jackie Taylor, Bobby McNutt and James Mack McMurray.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport is serving the James B. Hensley family.

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James Chester "Nig" Hensley

HILTONS, Va. - James Chester "Nig" Hensley, 92, Route 1, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon ( Dec. 18, 2003 ) at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. (Hiltons community). He was very active in the Scott County Republican Party of which he had been a member for over 60 years. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company.

He was a charter member of the Hiltons Ruritan Club. He was an avid woodworkman.

He served on the board of the Carter Family Memorial Music Center . He was a member of Hiltons United Methodist Church , where he had served as trustee and also the administrative board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle McMurray Hensley; an infant son, James Gary Hensley; his parents, George C. Hensley and Theodocia Blizard Hensley.

Surviving are one daughter, Peggy B. Hensley, of the home; a special cousin, Ralph and Mildred Blizard, Blountville; a special niece and nephew, Arthur and Cleo Hensley of Kingsport; several other nieces and nephews; and a special friend (his dog), Festus.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Will Shewey, Dr. Sam Neeley and the Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

Music will be provided by Mona Carter, Jeanette Carter, Joe Carter, Dale Jett, Todd Meade, Ken and Phyllis Pierce.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gardner 's Cemetery, Hiltons, Va. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Grady Blalock, Dennis Price, James Owen, Dale Jett, Johnny Wolfe and Junior Sims.

Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Helton, Justin and Tyler Forrester, Abraham and Jordan Price, Arthur Hensley, Dr. Wesley Eastridge, Ernest Hensley, Rex McCarty, Sam Owen, Stan Wagner, James Michael Shull, Bill Bowling and Lee Roy Baker.

Memorials may be made to Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 10 , Hiltons, Va. 24258.

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

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Janet Fay (Starnes) Hensley

Mar 19, 1952 - Apr 2, 2014

Janet Starnes Hensley, 63, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at her residence.

Janet was born in Sullivan County, TN on March 19, 1952 to the late Robert Franklin and Helen Irene Reed Starnes.

She is survived by her son, Robert Joshua "Josh" Hensley, Gate City, VA and grandchildren, Erica Hensley and Kody Shelton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Oak Hill Memorial Gardens with Rev. Riley Boy officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Janet Starnes Hensley.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gene E. Hensley

KINGSPORT - Gene Hensley, 64, of Wadlow Gap, Kingsport, passed away Friday ( July 15, 2005 ).

He was one of the best bluegrass banjo players and a former owner and operator of the H & H Bar on Wadlow Gap Road .

Preceding him in death were his parents, Clint and Laura Hensley; three brothers, Henry, Clint, and Curtis Hensley; and half sister, Louise Wise.

Surviving are his friend of 30 years, Ida Holley, Kingsport ; one sister, Edith Hammitt, Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Hermon United Methodist Church in Gate City , Va.

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Ida Bell (Hensley) Hensley

PINEY FLATS - Mrs. Ida B. Hensley, 80, Route 1, Piney Flats, died at 3 p.m. Thursday [2/24/1972] at Bristol Memorial Hospital after a long Illness. She was born in Hiltons, Va., and had been a resident of Piney Flats since 1956. She was a member of the Chestnut Flats Methodist Church in Hiltons, Va.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Estelle Bright, Blountville, Mrs. Elsie Bright, Reva, Va.; one son, Scott Hensley, Route 1, Piney Flats; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ida D. Hensley, age 80, of Rt. l, Piney Flats, Tenn., who died at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Bristol Memorial Hospital after a long illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Old Chestnut Flats Baptist Church, Hiltons, Va., with the Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Grady McMurray and Rev. R. T. Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Hensley family cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of the son, Scott Hensley, Rt. 1, Piney Flats at 2 p.m. Saturday from Carter's Chapel Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT NEWS, Saturday, February 26, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie James Hensley

Jessie James Hensley, 65, Kingsport, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday ( March 18, 1993 ) in Mountain Home Veterans Hospital after an extended period of poor health.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he had resided in the Kingsport area for most of his life.  He was an employee of the City of Kingsport where he worked at the waste water treatment plant as an operator until retirement in 1989.  He was a former employee of General Shale Products.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382 of the V.F.W.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Calton and Jean Hensley, both of Mount Carmel, Kathie Hensley, Mrs. Danny (Patty) Calton, and Debbie Hensley, all of Kingsport; two sons, Jessie J. Hensley Jr., Maryland, and Pete Hensley, Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Teresa Winston, Kingsport; one stepson, Bobby Atkins, Kingsport; several grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Nell Riner, Kingsport; three brothers, Carson Hensley, Eckle Hensley, and Frank Hensley, all of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Randy Jenkins officiating.

Burial will be in Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382 of the V.F.W.

(Kingsport Times-News, Friday, March 19, 1993)

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John Carter Hensley

GATE CITY , Va. - John Carter Hensley, 84, Route 3, went to be with the Lord Thursday ( May 2, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from the Virginia Highway Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elder Lewis R. Hensley and Flara Ellen (Tilson) Hensley; and brothers, Willie Hensley, Narce Hensley, Garvey Hensley, Thomas Hensley and Roy Hensley.

Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Tomlinson Hensley, Gate City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Wayne Wininger, Gate City, Va.; granddaughter and husband, Kim Henderson and husband, Jeff; grandson and wife, Kenny Wininger and Vanessa; great-grandchildren, Whitney, Joshua and Aaron; sister, Opal Hensley, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Larry Tolley and Brother Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hensley Family.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery . The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Joseph W. "Joe" Hensley

BLOUNTVILLE - Joseph W. "Joe" Hensley , 90, 280 Tri-State Lime Road, died Friday (Dec. 4, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a logger for 35 years, ran a bulldozer for seven years for J.H. Sourbeer and retired from Sullivan County Highway Department after 16 years. He was also a farmer for 64 years. He was a member of Gardners Memorial Primitive Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Ellen Gardener Hensley ; a son, Bennie H. Hensley ; half sister, Lucille Scalf; and half brother, Amos Doran.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Janie Crain Hensley ; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Anderson and Mrs. John (Mary) McKee, both of Blountville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Danny (Betty) Salley and Mrs. Bill (Linda Gail) Allison, both of Blountville; three half sisters, Ruth Edwards, Blountville, Kathern Hartsock, Pennsylvania, and Alice Doran, Kingsport; half brother, Billy Doran, Kingsport; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Clendenin, Amber Salley, Cody Allison and Bill (Little Bill) Allison; three stepgrandsons, Virgil, Keven and Jesse McKee; two step-great-grandchildren, Tyler and August; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Wayne Morgan, Elder John Bowlin, Elder Basil Freeman, Elder Allen Hensley and Evangelist Pat Hammond officiating.

Committal services and burial will follow at Baker Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wallace Bledsoe, Hiram Gardener, Jim Bowlin, Gary Baker, Adam Hayes, Kermit Anderson, Joe Smith and Rodney Pippin. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Bledsoe, W.O. Derting, Billy Bowlin, Ray Taylor, Elder I.W. McNamara, Buddy Depew, Ralph McMurray, Elder Jackie Church, Elder Walter Willis, Elder Fred Gilreath, Elder Arry Hickman, Elder Bill LaFallette, Paul Roller and Lloyd Cole.

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Kelly Winton Hensley

Kelly W. Hensley, 86, Castlewood, VA went home to be with his Lord and loved ones Monday, March 7, 2011.

Kelly was born February 3, 1925, and was the son of the late Tom and Clara Calhoun Hensley.

Kelly is retired from Tennessee Eastman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary McDavid and Virginia McDavid and one brother, Arthur Hensley.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Hensley of Castlewood, VA; two sons, Darrel Hensley and wife Rhonda of Lebanon VA, and Danny Hensley and wife Thelma of Hiltons, VA; four brothers John (J.P.) Hensley and wife Grace, James Hensley and wife Betty, Clint Hensley and wife Christine, and Thomas Hensley and wife Eva; grandchildren, Andrew Hensley and fiancée, Kristin Taylor, Melissa Coffey and husband Jared, Chad Hensley and wife Tiffany, and Kelly Hensley; great grandchildren, Alexandria Hensley and Hannah Coffey.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home with Elwood Hall, Orbie Porter, and Joe Roberts officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, 11 a.m. March 10, 2011 at Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, VA. Gray Jr. Bradley, Jared Coffey, Chad Hensley, Kelly Hensley, Andrew Hensley, and Eddie Hurd will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kelly Hensley.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth E. Hensley

KINGSPORT - Kenneth E. Hensley (The Rabbi), 67, passed away Friday (April 26, 2002) at 10:05 a.m. at Wellmont Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was a loving father, husband and grandfather. He was an honest and honorable man. He loved his church and his family. He was a friend to all.

He graduated from Sullivan West High School. He then served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. He retired from Eastman Kodak after 32 years of service. He worked on his rental property for five years where he was a landlord for many people. He then worked for Clinical Pharmacy Systems in Gray for two years delivering radioactive medicine to the local hospitals until his illness. He made many friends in these last two years.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served as Second Counselor to the Bishop until his illness. He was called on to do many things but he loved working with the primary children the most. He had a published book on home repairs.

Surviving are his loving wife, Patsy (Pat) Peters Hensley; two daughters, Carol Spears and husband, Richard, Kingsport, and Sharon Kay Shamy and husband David, Salt Lake City, Utah; one son, John A. Hensley, Kingsport; a special grandson, Jessie W. Hensley and wife April, Kingsport; nine grandchildren, Jacob David Shamy who is serving on a mission in Brazil, Crystal Shamy, Isaac Shamy and Brittany Shamy, Salt Lake City, Utah, Kenneth (Kenny) W. Hensley and April Hensley, Kelly Spears, Jennifer Spears, Jesse and husband Jeff and great-grandson, Andrew Jesse, all of Kingsport; sisters, Geri Morrison and husband Howard, Imogene Morrison and husband Calvin.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, corner of Netherland Inn Road and Cannongate Rd.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the church with Bishop Ed Lewis officiating.

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

Family and friends will meet at the grave.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish you make make donations to the Ward Missionary Fund, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 100 Cannongate Road, Kingsport, Tenn. or send flowers, he loved them so much.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Hensley family.

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Larry Joe "Snake" Hensley

KINGSPORT — Larry Joe (Snake) Hensley, 56, passed away Sunday (April 20, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Larry was born Nov. 18, 1951 to the late Lawrence and Virginia Castle Hensley. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all who loved him. He was an avid animal lover — especially snakes. Larry was a graduate of Gate City High School and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company Utilities Division on Dec. 1, 2003. He did volunteer work at Bays Mountain Park in the Herperatium Building. He was an avid sports fan of football, tennis, boxing and NASCAR.

Larry announced he was saved by God on May 4, 2006. He couldn’t wait until he called his friend, Pastor Wayne Baker (who was like a brother) to share the news. He wanted to share his love and thanks to "Susie", "Jane", and Ms. Dorothy Jo Argoe for sharing their love of God and Jesus Christ over the years.

Surviving are his best friend and love of his life, his wife, Charlotte Amyx Hensley; his special brother with whom he loved and shared many conversations and interests in life, Bobby C. Hensley of Hiltons, Va.; two sons and their wives, Rev. Christopher (Melissa Johnson) Castle of Fall Branch and Rev. Jason "Bo" (Brandy Harrison) Castle of Gray; five grandchildren, Alexa Rose, Heath Lane and Karalyne Grace Castle of Gray, Jackson Davis and Cooper Hamilton Castle of Fall Branch; two special dearly loved cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Clevie Jane) Crass of Gate City, Va./Johnson City, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Susie) Gilliam of Wadlow Gap, Va.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dan (Ruby Junell) Amyx who were his friends and his mother-in-law who he said made the best chicken ‘n dumplings he had ever eaten; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. William Gale (Sandra) Castle and Mrs. Jeff (Jackie) Housewright, all of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a loving pet, "Zoey Bird".

The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff in the ICU, 6th Floor, and 5th Floor and Dr. Stanley Hodges at Indian Path Medical Center for their compassionate care during Larry’s illness.

It was Larry’s wishes to be cremated.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Pleasant View Baptist Church or anytime at the home, 1153 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Wayne Baker, Rev. Christopher Castle and Rev. Jason "Bo" Castle officiating.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Larry Joe Hensley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lawrence Hensley

HILTON, Va. - Lawrence Hensley, 60, of Hilton, Va., died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 12:55 a.m. today [11/13/1973] after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, attended the Baptist Church and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Cassell Hensley, of the home; two sons, Bobby