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Ruth Victoria (Quillen) Hickey

Ruth Victoria Hickey, May 26, 1922 - October 5, 2009

Loving, devoted wife, mother and Nanny, Ruth Victoria Hickey, age 87, of Poteet, Texas, passed away Monday, October 5, 2009, in Jourdanton, Texas. Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Will S. "Buster " Hickey; parents, William Albert and Ally Elizabeth Collins Quillen; sister, Esther Lucille Quillen Vaughn; brothers, Clyde Wellington Quillen and Herman Vermillon Quillen, and son-in-law, Hugh S. Wyland. Ruth and her siblings were raised by their parents Albert and Ally Quillen at the foot of the Clinch Mountains in Gate City, Virginia on Big Moccasin Creek where they were members of the Antioch Methodist Church. Ruth would travel one mile from their home to attend school at Mountain View. After her mother's death in 1926, the Quillen grandparents helped raise Ruth and her siblings. Ruth's husband, Buster, corresponded with her for several years while he served in the Navy with her cousin John Henry Quillen. John introduced them through pictures and letters while serving with him in the Navy. After the war Buster went to Virginia where he met and married Ruth and brought her to Poteet, where he was blacksmithing with his dad. In 1946, they built their home in Poteet where she continued to live there even after her husband’s death in 1984. She lived in their home in Poteet until the onset of her illness. She chose to stay in the home that was built with so much love, Ruth had never driven a car in her life and never wanted to; a happy stay at home mom and homemaker. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Adrenia Wyland of Jourdanton and son, William Darrell Hickey and wife Sandy of Poteet. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Vicki Ruth Sappington and husband Brent, Danny Ray Myers and wife Liz, William Dale Hickey, Dawn Elizabeth Hickey, Dwade Steven Hickey and wife Celeste, Thomas Glynn Littleton, Emilie Rose Bailey and husband Chase, Scott Miller and wife Ann as well as great-grandchildren, Cody and Ashley Sappington, Meghan and Zachery Myers, Brandon Villarreal, Katelynn Hickey, Conner Hickey, Dustin Hickey and Madison Bailey. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton, Texas from 2:00 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, October 7, 2009. The family will receive friends between the hours of 5:00PM and 7:00PM on Wednesday evening. A graveside service will be held at Rutledge Cemetery in Poteet, Texas at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 8, 2009. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donation be made to the Poteet Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 665, Poteet, Texas 78065.

Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton, TX 78064 obituaries at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Cayla Elizabeth Nicole Hickman (infant)

BLOUNTVILLE - Our special little Angel from God, Cayla Elizabeth Nicole Hickman, 5-day-old daughter of Caleb Andrew and Bobbi Nicole (Lane) Hickman, went to be with Jesus Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2005).

Cayla was born in Johnson City and for five days she brought joy, love and rewards to her mom, dad and grandparents. Cayla will be our loss but heaven's gain. We will all sadly miss her.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Drew Hickman.

In addition to her parents, Cayla is survived by her grandparents, Robert and Cindy Lane of Blountville, and Rev. Andrew (Jerry) and Pam (Moody) Hickman of Blountville; her aunts, Joy Beth Alexander Lane and Ashton Hickman; her great-grandparents, Dwight and Irene Moody of Kingsport, Mary Hickman of Surgoinsville, Houston and Joyce Greene of Hampton, and Rev. L.D. Lane and Betty of Blountville; her great-great-grandparents, Louise Hickman of Surgoinsville and Rev. Paul D. Moody of Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the grandparents, Jerry and Pam Hickman or Bob and Cindy Lane.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Shinault and the Rev. Mark Street officiating.

Music is provided by Amber Shinault and Joel Street.

Graveside service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Greene, Daniel Moody, Houston Greene III and James Calcott.

Cayla will be escorted to the gravesite by her father Caleb.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hickman family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Enoch Tip Hickman

Enoch T. Hickman, 66, died at 4:30 a.m., Wednesday [10/30/1957] at his home at 1302 Lake St.

He was born and raised in Sullivan County and was formerly employed at the Penn-Dixie Cement Corp. He had also been employed at Tennessee Eastman Co. for 2l years, and, at the time of his death was retired.

Mr. Hickman was a member of the Church of God at Johnson City.

He is survived by his, widow, Emma Henry Hickman, and six children - four daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Christian, Kingsport; Mrs. H. O. Reed, Kingsport; Mrs. Brazleton Fulkerson, Rochester, N. Y.; Mrs. Paul Mitchell, Kingsport; two sons, M. H. Hickman, Sullivan Gardens; Grover S. Hickman, U. S. Navy, Petuxant Beach, Md.; two step-sons, Harold Henry, Kingsport; Charles Henry, Kingsport; one brother, R. L. Hickman, Florida, two sisters, Mrs. Roy Evans, Erwin, Mrs. Steve Carroll, Morrison City, eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. W. Jernigan and the Rev. H. H. Hungate will officiate. The body will remain at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the home of Mrs. Paul Mitchell, 1561 E. Sevier St., and at the home of Mrs. Bettie Christian, 1620 Richmond Road.

 

(Enoch Hickman’s first wife was Bethel Jane McClellan (1894-1952), b. Scott Co; his second wife was Martha Emma (Tipton) Henry (1911-1993), b. Scott Co.)

 

Kingsport Times, Thursday, October 31, 1957

Submitted by Don Lane

Flo Ella (Blizard) Hickman

KINGSPORT — Flo Ella Hickman, 91, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 3, 2009) after a short stay at Brookhaven Manor. She had formerly been a resident at Wellmont Madison House (Assisted Living) for 6 years.

Flo was born July 29, 1917, in Scott County, Va., and moved to Kingsport at an early age. She loved fishing and traveling with her husband, as well as quilting, sewing, gardening, mowing and raking leaves. She was a past president of Sullivan High School PTA and an employee of Singer Sewing Machine Company, Kingsport Hardware, and Dobyns-Taylor.

Mrs. Hickman was a Christian and attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, James S. and Susan Alafair Blizard; an infant sister, Flossie; brothers, J.D., Freddie, Perry, Philbert and Ray Blizard; and her husband, Mack Hickman Sr.

Flo will be greatly missed by her survivors including her son, Mack Hickman Jr. and wife, Barbara; two granddaughters, Kim Ramo and husband, Loam of Hendersonville, N.C., Laurie Wright and husband, Jeff of Johnson City; one great-granddaughter, Ashley Ballard and husband, Brett of Hendersonville, N.C.; one great-grandson, Josh Estes of Johnson City; three special nieces, Lisa Blizard of Moscow, Ohio, Sandra Short of Kingsport, Jan Faircloth of Oakwood, Ga.; a special nephew, Gary Christian and wife, Laurie of Kingsport; a brother-in-law, G.S. Hickman Sr. and wife, Patsy of Gray; and several other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends from Pleasant View Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Flo Hickman.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kylie Grace Hickman 

KINGSPORT — Kylie Grace Hickman, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Thursday ( July 2, 2009 ) at Johnson City Medical Center .

She is survived by her parents Phillip and Kala Ferguson Hickman of Kingsport; one uncle Matthew Hagy of Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Lori Hagy of Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Kim and Roy Wright; maternal great grandparents, Benny and Barbara Reed of Gate City and Peggy Reed of Gate City; paternal great grandparents, Phillip and Pebble Mullins of Kingsport.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park . Officiated by Pastor Gary Gentry. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Blaine Hicks

CHURCH HILL - Blaine Hicks, 69, died Wednesday (May 9, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Stonega, Va., he resided in Kingsport most of his life.

He faithfully attended Living Waters Freewill Baptist Church.

Mr. Hicks retired from Vulcan Materials.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alfie Hicks; two sons, Johnny Hicks and Tim Hicks; a grandson, �Little Bill� Hicks; parents, the Rev. Charles William �Pappy� Hicks and Polly Ann Hicks; three brothers, Arthur Hicks, Porter Hicks and Frank Hicks; and a sister, Eula Mae Richardson.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Danny Flanary, Church Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Trish Hicks, Yuma, Va.; daughter-in-law, Linda Hicks, Kingsport; granddaughters, Regina Hicks, Carol Clark, Tammy Hicks, Tashina McClain and Chasidy Hicks; grandsons, Johnny Hicks Jr., Josh Hicks, D.J. Flanary, and Matthew Hicks; great-grandchildren, Mary Clark, Joanie Martin, A.J. Clark, Jeremiah Harper and Zachary Darnell; one sister, Aurora Fields; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown and anytime at the homes of his children Karen Flanary and Bill Hicks.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Glenn Hicks officiating.

Music will be provided by Donna Hicks, Barney Strickland and Ken Bowyer.

Burial will be at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Hicks, Ronnie Hicks, Larry Hicks, Jim Hicks, Robert Richardson, George Bourne and Curt Hartsock. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Hicks, Wade Hicks, Kendall Blaine Hicks, Jerry Richardson and Luther Shupe.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Blaine "Little Bill" Hicks

KINGSPORT - Blaine "Little Bill" Hicks, 24, of Yuma Road, died Friday (Nov. 3, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born in Sullivan County, where he had resided most of his life.

He attended Living Waters Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Alfie Hicks; and two uncles, Tim Hicks and Johnny Hicks.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Hicks, Kingsport; step-daughter, Brandy Collins, Kingsport; step-son, Dustin Collins, Kingsport; mother and husband, Renie and Donnie McGuire, Kingsport; father and wife, Bill and Patricia Hicks, Gate City, Va.; one sister, Tammy Darnell, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Teddy Joe Berry, Kingsport, and Joshua Allen Hicks, Gate City, Va.; stepbrother, Brandon McGuire, Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Barnette, Kingsport; paternal grandfather, Blaine Hicks, Church Hill; two nephews, Jeremiah Harper and Zachary Darnell; and one niece, Summer Hunley.

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

Friends may call at anytime at the home of the mother, 1461 Holyoke St., or at the home of the father, Box 334W Yuma Road, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glenn Hicks officiating.

Music will be by Donna Hicks.

Burial will follow at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Tesnear, Terry Guy, Earl Junior Taylor, Curtis McDavid, Kenny McDavid, and Travis McDavid.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Lyman Hicks

GATE CITY , Va. - Charles Lyman Hicks, 80, of East Carters Valley Road , passed away Monday ( Sept. 9, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Sullivan County and had made his home in East Carters Valley . Mr. Hicks served in the U.S. Army during World War II (European Theater). He was the Bloomingdale Water Department manager from 1968 until 1990, and was the oldest active member of the IBEW Electric Union.

Mr. Hicks was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by an infant son, W.C. Hicks; his parents, Walter D. Hicks and Rachel Ketron Hicks; one brother, Paul Hicks Sr.; two sisters, Mary Ruth Childress and Lois Caroline Bishop.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Jean (Salley) Hicks of the home; daughter, Glenna Hicks Parker and husband Darrell of Kingsport; sons, Charles L. Hicks and wife Angela of Gate City, Fred Hicks and wife Cindy of Gate City, and Richard Hicks and wife Joette of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Chris Parker, Brian Parker, Jonathan Parker, Kevin Hicks, Charles Hicks III, Kimberly Hicks, Ashely Hicks, Heather Hicks, Freddie Hicks Jr. and Robbie Hicks; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Hicks and Jacob Hicks; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

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

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Arcadia United Methodist Church Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and Chaplain Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Pallbearers are Kevin Hicks, Charles Hicks III, Chris Parker, Brian Parker, Jon Parker, Tom Childress, Freddie Hicks Jr. and Robbie Hicks.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frankie (Owens) Winegar Glasgow Hyde Davis Hicks

GATE CITY , Va. - Frankie Hicks, 68, Route 1, entered into rest Monday afternoon ( Dec. 24, 2001 ) at her residence.

Born Jan. 16, 1933 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Ruth Quillen Owens.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra and Dan Spivey, Gate City , Va. , and Sandra Fugate, Kingsport ; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Betty Glasgow, Nickelsville , Va. , Bobby Glasgow and Brian Davis, both of Kingsport and Mike Winegar, Colorado ; one brother, George Russell Owens, Kingsport ; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Roc Collins officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Iva Jean (Salley) Hicks

Iva Jean Salley Hicks, 86, of East Carters Valley passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center unexpectedly.

Born in Sullivan County and lived most of her life in Scott County, VA. She attended Dobyns Bennett High School. She was a former member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church for many years, at the time of her death she was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church. She sang with the Salley Quartet for years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 59 years, Charles Lyman Hicks in 2002; infant son, Walter Claude Hicks in 1947; her parents, Claude Salley and Lena Goodin Salley; two sisters, Annis Ketron and Lucille Carr; three brothers, Edgar Salley, twins, coach James W. "J.W." Salley and Rev. David W."D.W." Salley.

She is survived by her daughter, Glenna Hicks Parker and husband, Darrell of Kingsport; three sons, Charles Lyman Hicks, Jr and wife, Angela of Gate City, VA, Fred Hicks and wife, Cindy of Gate City, VA (East Carters Valley) and Richard Lynn Hicks and wife Joette of Katy, TX; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Mervin Salley and wife, Lil of Kingsport and Don Salley of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 2 pm to 4 pm on Wednesday July 13, 2011 at Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church 2313 Portland Avenue, Kingsport, TN, 37660.

A service will follow at 4 pm at the church with Rev. Ray Amos, Rev. Jeff Davis and Rev. Joe Barber officiating. Burial will follow at Arcadia United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Hicks, Charlie Hicks, Freddie Hicks, Robbie Hicks, Chris Parker, Jon Parker, Robby Bates, Brian Parker and Justin Hilton.

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

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Patricia (Barnette) Hicks

GATE CITY, Va. - Patricia Hicks, 44, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Jan. 31, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 25, 1960. She was a beloved wife, mother, and friend. She will be missed so very much by her family. She was just the light of our lives.

She was preceded in death by a son, Little Bill Hicks; father, Owen Barnette; mother, Martha Peters; two brothers, Ronnie Barnette and Eddie Barnette.

She is survived by her husband, who loved her dearly for 26 years, Bill Hicks, of the home; son, Josh Hicks, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and David Thomas, Yuma, Va.; very close sister-in-law, Karen Flanary and husband Danny; father, Denny Peters, Gate City, Va.; stepmother, Lucy Barnette, Kingsport; two grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Jeremiah Harper and Zachary Thomas, Yuma, Va.; two stepsisters, Polly Vaughn, Kingsport, Faye Boggs, Hiltons, Va.; three stepbrothers, Billy Joe Shupe, Hiltons, Va., Darryl Redman and David Redman, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Hicks officiating.

Music will be provided by Donna Hicks.

Interment will be at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Barnette, Curtis McDavid, Allen McDavid, Earl Taylor Jr., Kenny McDavid, and Paul Barnette.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Ruth (Johnston) Hicks

KINGSPORT — Virginia Ruth Hicks, 77, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (March 31, 2008) at the home of her daughter following an extended illness, joining her husband Sam in Heaven.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided most of her life in Kingsport and retired from the Kingsport Press. She enjoyed quilting and cooking for her family.

Mrs. Hicks was a member of Belvue Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, Sam Martin Hicks, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mitchell Roy McGill; granddaughter, Lisa Kaye McGill; and parents, Roby Johnston and Flora Dell Putnam.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra Lawson and husband, Gary of Rogersville and Linda McGill of Kingsport; two grandsons, Christopher Martin Lawson of Rogersville and Jeffrey Lawson and wife, Janete of Fredericksburg, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Samuel Martin Lawson, Cora Manis Lawson and Madelynn Ciara Lawson; one brother, Tommy J. Johnston and wife, Barbara of Kingsport; and two special friends, Helen Boyd and Jane Roberts, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Dr. John Owston and James D. Saunders, Minister officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Warriors Path Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Memorials may be made to Warriors Path Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, P.O. Box 5343, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Virginia Ruth Hicks.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl (Stone) Highfiel

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Mrs. Pearl Stone Highfiel, 92, 209 U.S. Highway 23 South, Weber City, Va., died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 23, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in the Rye Cove commu­nity of Scott County, Va., she had lived in Clinchport, Va., before moving to Weber City, Va., in 1977.  She was a graduate of Radford College and retired from the Scott County School System after 43 years of service as a teacher.

Mrs. Highfiel had taught Sun­day school for 60 years and was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church of Weber City.

She was a daughter of the late C. D. and Sallie Starnes Stone.

Surviving are one daughter, Marie Highfiel, Weber City; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Emma) Kern, Weber City, Mrs. Carl (Georgia) Buchanan, Joplin, Mo.; three nieces and three nephews.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Scott Coun­ty Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Graveside committal services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Marine officiat­ing.

Memorial services will be con­ducted at 4 p.m. Friday at Holston View United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Marine officiating.

The family will receive friends in the narthex of the church after the memorial services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of Holston View United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2278, Weber City, Va. 24290 or the Scott Coun­ty Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, January 24, 1991

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Almer Clyde "Ramey" Hill Sr.

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Almer C. "Ramey" Hill Sr., 91, of Ft. Blackmore, went to be with the Lord on Friday (July 25, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born on May 15, 1917, the son of the late Lewis Hill and Sarah Davidson Hill.

Almer was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He had worked as a logger, the Scott County Sheriff's Department and was a retired farmer.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby McNew Hill.

Surviving are his four daughters, Wanda Hill, of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Wilma Williams and husband, Dale of Gate City, Mary Smith and husband, Bill of Gate City, Kate Lane and husband, Dewey of Kingsport; four sons, Almer "A.C." Hill Jr. and wife, Lori of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Gary Hill and wife, Shirley of Rogersville, Wayne Hill and wife, Carol of Ft. Blackmore, Va. and Dennis Hill and wife, Glenda of Church Hill; two sisters, Nannie Starnes of Ft. Blackmore, Va. and Ossie Mullins of Gate City; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special buddy, Sarge.

Visiting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Riley Boy and Rev. Mike Ervin officiating.

Music will be by Durham's Chapel Quartet and Bobby Brickey.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hill Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 with the Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Glen Carter, Ronald Dockery, Jason Hill, Charles Starnes, Dale Williams, Cory Hill, Greg Hill, Matt Kimbler.

Honorary pallbearers are Gary Elliott, Riley Broadwater, Bob Yates and Lawton Stallard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Rufus Hill

KINGSPORT Clyde Rufus Hill , 83, Highview Avenue, died Monday (Aug. 9, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. He was a native of Scott County, a veteran of World War II. He was retired from Black Diamond Steel, as a welder. He attended Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ova Marie Flanary Hill ; parents, Charles Thomas and Liza Jane Head Hill .

Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Lewis Sloan, Fall Branch and Carolyn and Jerry Darnell, Mount Carmel; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry Wayne and Shelly Hill , Denver, Colo. and Ronnie and Gloria Hill , Kingsport; granddaughters, Nickki Hill Lockhart, Ewing, Va., Amanda Sloan, Fall Branch; grandsons, Scottie Hill and Tony Hill , Denver, Colo.; great-grandson, Christian Spencer Lockhart, Ewing, Va.

Funeral services will be announced by Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Clyde Rufus Hill , 83, Highview Avenue, who died Monday (Aug. 9, 1999) will be at 11 a.m. today in Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post No. 3382 of Kingsport. Pallbearers will be friends. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dennis Craig Hill

KINGSPORT — Dennis Craig Hill, 41, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning (May 31, 2008).

Born in Kingsport on March 24, 1967 and was the son of the late Gene and Ruth Stapleton Hill. He had resided in this area his entire life. Dennis was an outdoor’s person who loved fishing and canoeing and being with his friends and family.

He is survived by his loving fiancé, Michelle Kleineick of Kingsport; his precious son, Nicholas Craig Hill of Kingsport; and baby daughter due in July, Shelly Hill; brothers, Michael Hill and wife, Charlotte, Tony Hill, Gary Hill and wife, Sharon, all of Church Hill; his baby sister, Melanie Vaughn and husband, Kirk of Weatherford, Tex.; uncle, James Stapleton and wife, Sue of Mount; aunt, Jean Herron of Gate City, Va.; seven nephews, Shawn, Ashley, Chris, Brandon and Andrew Hill, Gabriel and Michael Gillespie; one niece, Melanie Dawn Gillespie.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will follow at 8 p.m. today in the chapel with the Rev. Gene Fletcher officiating.

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

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KINGSPORT — Police have identified the body of a man run over by a train while lying between railroad tracks early Saturday morning.

The man has been identified as Dennis C. Hill, 41, of Kingsport, according to a Kingsport Police Department press release.

The incident occurred about 2:45 a.m. Saturday on the CSX Railroad tracks west of Lilac Street.

"At approximately 2:45 a.m., a CSX train was eastbound on the tracks and was approaching the Lilac Street intersection when the engineer saw what appeared to be a person lying between the train tracks," a KPD report said. "The train engineer attempted to stop the train but could not due to the close proximity of the pedestrian. The train struck the pedestrian and dragged the pedestrian approximately 75 feet."

No one on the train was injured, police said.

Hill’s nephew, Chris Hill, said it is possible Dennis Hill did not die of injuries caused by the train.

Hill said his uncle had been complaining of chest pains for some time before the incident. He had not seen a doctor about the problem, however, so no diagnosis of a heart condition was ever made.

"Nobody will know for sure," Hill said, but added that it’s likely that his uncle suffered a heart attack and was already dead when the train struck him.

The night Dennis Hill died, he’d gone to visit a friend and hadn’t been feeling well when he left for home, his nephew said. The friend lived near the tracks.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Glover, Taylor, Wininger)

(Kenny, you may choose not to include the second news article.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dennis Earl Hill

Mt. Carmel, TN - Dennis Earl Hill, 62, West Carter's Valley, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010. Mr. Hill was born in Sullivan County, TN on January 14, 1948, the son of the late Almer Clyde, Sr., and Ruby Elizabeth McNew Hill.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a mechanic with the Tennessee Eastman.

Surviving is his wife, Glinda Marshall Hill, Mt. Carmel, TN; son, Gregory Hill, Mt. Carmel, TN; grandchildren, Raymond Allen Hill, Lawton, OK and Leanna Michelle Hill, Lawton, OK; sisters, Wanda Hill, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Wilma Williams and husband, Dale, Gate City, VA, Kate Lane and husband, Dewey, Kingsport, TN, and Mary Smith and husband, Bill, Gate City, VA; brothers, Gary Hill, Rogersville, TN, Wayne "Barlow" Hill and wife, Carol, Ft. Blackmore, VA, and Almer Clyde Hill, Jr. and wife, Lori, Ft. Blackmore, VA, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2010 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 Rev. Riley Boy and the Rev. Mike Ervin officiating. Bob Brickey will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Marshall Family Cemetery in the Castlewood community of Scott County, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post # 265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Honor Guard. 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 Hill family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Dixie (Bowen) Hill

DUFFIELD, Va. - Dixie Bowen Hill, 80, Route 5, passed away Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on April 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Lewis F. and Catherine Willis Bowen. She was a homemaker and attended Bowens Chapel Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Echol Hill (Oct. 7, 1978); two sons, Arthur K. Hill and Louis Phillip Hill (June 6, 2000); sisters, Martha Amburgey, Eliza Minton, Dorothy Hood; and a brother, Kedrick Bowen.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Cecil Hill, Duffield, Va.; sons, Joe Hill, Duffield, Va., and Robby Lynn Hill, of the home; daughter-in-law, Reba Stone Hill, Duffield, Va.; sisters, Virgie M. Bowen, Duffield, Va., Uthema Bowen Townsend, Clinchport, Va.; brother, Arthur Bowen, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Janet Lane, Dottie Duncan, Joyce Taylor, Heather Hill and Christy Hill; seven great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Thom Jones, Duffield, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and also at the residence of a niece, Mary Roach, Route 5, Duffield, Va.

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

Burial will follow at Wallen Cemetery in the Mabe community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

Kingsport Times-News
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Elizabeth (Taylor) Hill

ROGERSVILLE — Elizabeth Taylor Hill, 97, of Rogersville, went home to be with the Lord and mom on Saturday (May 10, 2008).

She was born on May 20, 1910 in Scott Co, Va., to the late James Worley Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth Adams Taylor.

Mrs. Hill loved to fish, grow flowers, garden and sew. Mrs. Hill was a born again Christian and a member of the Peterson Chapel in Duffield, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben T. Hill in 1964; a son, Clarence Hill in 2006; a granddaughter, Sharon Haynes in 1991; a grandson, Shannon Hill and his wife, Karen; a daughter-in-law, Hazel Light Hill; three sons-in-law, Thascle Smith, Ezra Scalf and C.J. Light.

Mrs. Hill is survived by six daughters, Anna Smith of Rogersville, Jewell Scalf of Kingsport, Sarah Jane Morelock of Greeneville, Tenn., Marie Hammonds of Kingsport, Blanch Light of Rogersville and Rexie Purkey and husband, Ellis of Bean Station, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Hill of Rogersville; four sons, Billy Hill of Mooresburg, Tenn., James Hill and wife, Joe Ann of Rogersville, Ronald Hill and wife, Eve of Rogersville and Paul Hill and friend, Goldie Williamson of Greeneville. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 33 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl Taylor of North Carolina; one sister, Rexie Nero of North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends anytime at the residence of her daughter, Jewell Scalf.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor David Begley officiating.

Brother Orvil C. Dolen will serve as an honorary minister.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Section D of Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those who wish to attend should meet at the funeral home no later than 10:45 a.m. in order to go in procession to the gravesite.

Mrs. Hill’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Hill to the Goshen Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2, P.O. Box 2224, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642-2224.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Elizabeth Taylor Hill.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Clayton Hill Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Elmer C. Hill Sr., 82, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Jan. 3, 2004) with his family by his side at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on May 29, 1921, a son of the late Emory and Lucy Kerns Hill.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra Ann Hill; sisters, Margaret Hill Dorton, Mary Jane Hill Shupe, May Hill Herron and Estelle Hill; brothers, Millard, Hubert, Glen and Kyle Hill.

He retired from Mead Paper in June 1983 after 37 years of service. He served with the U.S. Army in the Battery "D" 115th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in the 3rd Army regiment. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, American Theater Service Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Surviving are his wife, Leona Quillin Hill, Gate City; one daughter, Dovie Gillenwater and husband Terry, Kingsport; two sons, E.C. Hill and wife Nelda, Gate City, Bobby Hill and wife Vicki, Church Hill; six grandchildren, Mark Gillenwater, Amy Pettigrew, Jessica Jones, Jennifer Gilbertson, Garin Hill and Trevor Hill; four great-grandchildren, Steven Gillenwater, Ashton Gilbertson, Brianna Jones and Blake Pettigrew; two sisters, Lillian Wells, Clinchport, Va., Lois Bowen, Kingsport; a host of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Dr. Roc Collins officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles Taylor.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In memory of Elmer C. Hill Sr., memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands, P.O. Box 545, Wytheville, Va. 24382 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ernest Carl Hill

MT. CARMEL - Ernest Carl Hill, 79, passed away on Tuesday (January 14, 2014) at Holston Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, VA (Mabe Community) and spent most of his life in Hawkins County. He graduated from Rye Cove School and loved to hunt and fish. He worked for Tennessee Electric for 37 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Emma Kern Hill, grandchildren, Ben Hill and Josh Head, brothers, Atwell, Otis, Paul, J.E., Craig, and Tom Hill, sisters, Opal Welch, and Ruth Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty June Hill, sons, Keith Hill and his wife, Karen, Brian Hill and his wife, Kim, Alan Hill and his wife, Dora, daughter, Carla Head and her husband, Gene; grandsons, Brandon Hill, Landon Hill, Junior Head, Scott, Aaron, and granddaughter, Brianna Hill; 12 great grandsons; sisters, Geraldine Stanley, Ruby Bishop, and Faye Horton, and brother, Ben Hill.

Calling hours are from 11 to 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral Services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Saturday at in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted following the service at Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604

The family would like to thank the staff of Holston Manor Nursing Home, especially the Nurses and Dr. Beverly Shull for their wonderful care they gave to Mr. Hill.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families –Hill, Shepherd, Jessee, Bailie, Lane, Kern, Durham, Vicars)

Johnson Funeral Home obituaries at www.jfhonline.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Flo-ra M. (Anderson) Hill

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Flo­ra M. Hill, 85, died at 11 :30 p.m. Thursday (April 28, 1994) at Hol­ston Valley Hospital and Center after a long illness.

She was a resident of Gate City, Va., for the past 28 years, coming from Blackwater, Va. She was a member of Blackwater Lick Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ben Hill, June 11, 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emma Jean             Robinette, Stillwater, Okla., Mrs. Edith Darnell, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Geneva Glover, Moo­resville, N.C.; four sons, Roy Anderson, Blountville, Kelly Jack Hill, Henderson­ville, N.C., L.E. Hill, Blackwater, Va., and Gaylord Hill, Gate City, Va.; 35 grandchildren; 54 great­-grandchildren and four great­-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Robinette Fu­neral Home, Blackwater, Va. or anytime at the home of a son, Gaylord Hill, Route 3, Box 530A, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Elders Gerald Hop­kins, Harold Shaw, Howard Syb­ert and Fred Fletcher officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pall­bearers.

Burial will be in the Flower Gap Cemetery, Blackwater, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Fred L. Hill

KNOXVILLE - Fred L. Hill, 62, passed away Monday ( Nov. 12, 2001 ) at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was a member of Waldridge Baptist Church and the Corryton Masonic Lodge No. 321. He was an employee with Ennis Business Form for 35 years.

He was an avid U.T. sports fan and served as an usher for U.T. football and Lady Vols basketball for over 30 years.

Mr. Hill devoted 30 years to coaching recreational youth baseball, softball and football at Fountain City Ballpark.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest P. Hill, Kingsport .

Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Margaret Arnold Hill; four children, Mark Hill and wife, Sheila, Donna Linginfelter and husband, Tom, Richard Hill and wife, Jeni, Sherry Webb and husband, Dale; 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth and husband, Kevin, Ashley, Whitni, Elisha, Spencer, Stacie, Brittany, Justin and Hunter; mother, Velma Hill, Kingsport; brother, Danny Haynes and wife, Chris, Gray; also Fred had an aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews, several brothers and sisters-in-law and friends in Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mynatt's Funeral Home, Knoxville , where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.

Services will follow the Masonic service with the Rev. C.V. Whitson, the Rev. Bobby Lay and Brother L.B. Harrell officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Haire, Mike Smith, John Idol, H.C. Corum, Burl McWhirter, Roy Hembree, Dick McMillan and Eddie DeBusk.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Richard Grapski, Dr. Gregory Midis and Dr. Edward Kim, along with the entire Oncology and Hospice team at U.T. Medical Center .

In lieu of flowers, please make all offerings to the Waldridge Baptist Church Youth Group, P.O. Box 12596 , Knoxville , Tenn. 37912-0596 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Grace Thelma (Price) Hill

Mrs. Grace Thelma Hill, 55, 512 Fernwood Drive, Colonial Heights, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday [5/12/1964] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

She was born in Russell County, Va., and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1930. She was a Methodist. She was a nurse in the Old Kingsport Hospital and also a nurse at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Dayton V. Hill, Kingsport; one son, Don W. Hill, Kingsport; one granddaughter; her mother, Mrs. Louella McCalley Price, Castlewood, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Henderson, Mrs. Fred Ammons, Mrs. Edward Phelps, all of Knoxville, and Miss Ann Price, Castlewood, Va.; four brothers, Russell, Roy, Cecil and Sam Price, all of Castlewood, Va.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Clamon Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, May 12, 1964)

Kingsport Times

Submitted by Don Lane

James Davidson Hill

CLINCHPORT, Va. - James D. Hill, 84, retired farmer and merchant, died at his home in Rye Cove at 4 a.m. Saturday [5/29/1965] after a lingering illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Riggs Chapel Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Powers Hill; daughters, Mrs. T. M. McClellan, Gate City, and Mrs. E. C. Gillenwater, Kingsport; son, E. C. Hill, Clinchport; sister, Mrs. B. F. Carter, Clinchport; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Rye Cove High School auditorium. Rev. Howard Gothard will conduct the service. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City until one hour before the funeral. The family will receive friends at the funeral home.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 30, 1965

Submitted by Don Lane

James "Eddie" Hill

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — James "Eddie" Hill, 45, born Feb. 18, 1964, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Feb. 27, 2009.

He was a correctional officer at Wallens Ridge State Prison. He was a former member of the Big Stone Gap Lions Club and former employee of Food City for several years. He attended the church at God’s New Harvest Pentecostal Ministries where he recently rededicated his life to the Lord.

Preceding him in death was his father, Henry Patton Hill; mother, Nora Frazier Hill; two sisters, Annie Hill and Lorene Moore.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Teresa; two daughters, Angela Garrett and husband, James, Jessica Hill of the home, and fiancé, Jason Varner of Appalachia; one granddaughter, Hannah Garrett of Big Stone Gap; five sisters, Eva Mae Noe, Betty Sue Stevens, Irene Harness and Dolly Hill, all of Indiana, and Frances Ferrell of Kentucky. He is also survived by three brothers, Herbert Hill, North Carolina, Roy of Indiana, and Ricky of Virginia; and a host of other family members and friends.

Family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 7 p.m. with Pastor Nellie Garrett officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home at 11 a.m. to leave in procession to go to the cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap is serving the Hill family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jerry Wayne "Barlow" Hill

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Jerry Wayne "Barlow" Hill, 63, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Barlow was born in Sullivan County, TN on March 28, 1950 to the late Almer Clyde and Ruby Elizabeth McNew Hill, Sr.

He was employed for 37 years with J.P. Stevens. He loved hunting with his dogs, and was a great provider for his family.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Dennis Hill preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Salling Hill, Ft. Blackmore, VA; daughter, Amy Elizabeth Bledsoe and husband, Billy, Ft. Blackmore, VA; son, David Scott Hill, Ft. Blackmore, VA; grandchildren, Hunter Estepp, Emily Estepp, Caitlyn Bledsoe, Lindsey Bledsoe, Ashley Bledsoe, Kendra Hill, and Brayden Hill; sister, Wanda Hill, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Mary Smith and husband, Bill, Gate City, VA, and Kate Lane and husband, Dewey, Kingsport, TN; brother, Gary Hill, Rogersville, TN, his special care giver, Dawn Strickler; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. L.W. "Red" Salling and Brother Ray Bledsoe officiating. Mickey and Nickie Summey and Durham's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Marshall Cemetery, Sinking Creek, Scott County, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Hugh Sherron, Dale Smith, Coy Tipton, Bill Salling, Robert Bledsoe, Bill Persons, Ralph Honeycutt, and Roy Thacker will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jerry Wayne "Barlow" Hill.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Jessie Lee (Russell) Hill

Gate City, VA - Jessie Lee Hill, 77, Gate City, VA went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Hill was born in Scott County, VA on June 2, 1936 to the late Robert Lee and Willie Leora Stacey Russell.

Jessie was a member and choir member of Weber City First Baptist Church. She was a secretary in the Emergency Department of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with over twenty years of service.

In addition to her parents, her grandson, Craig Hill preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 57 and a half years, David J. Hill, Gate City, VA; son, David Martin Hill, Fredericksburg, VA and Michael Todd Hill and special friend, Lisa Osborne, Kingsport, TN; granddaughter, Taylor Nichole Hill, Duffield, VA; sisters, Lorraine Patrick, Kingsport, TN, Dorothy Taylor and husband, Jack, Duffield, VA, and Velima Lawson and husband, Nelson, Gate City, VA; brother, Paul Russell, Memphis, TN; special niece, Leslie Lawson, Kingsport, TN; special great nephew, Liam Lawson, Kingsport, TN; along with several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Dean Smith, Rev. Jerry Hall, and Dr. Lester Morelock officiating. The Weber City First Baptist Church Choir and Flo and Jiggs Willis will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Scott Taylor, Lynn Lawson, Rodney Russell, Josh Russell, Eddie Henry, and Paul Henry will serve as pallbearers. Mack Baker, Al Starnes, Jim Collins, and Jerry Hall will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in loving memory of Jessie Lee Hill to First Baptist Church of Weber City, 155 Shady Elm Lane, Weber City, VA 24290.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jessie Lee Hill.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Paul Hill

November 18, 1936 - August 22, 2013

Joseph Paul Hill, 76, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, August 22, 2013, after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia, and lived most of his life in Kingsport. He was a graduate of Lynn View High School and attended ETSU. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of West View Baptist Church, Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Joseph Loring Hill and Sally Anna Shupe Hill; and his brother, William Hill.

Surviving are his loving wife, Justine C. Hill; of the home; son, Joseph Stephen Hill & wife, Shelia of Clemmons, NC; daughter, Traci Paulette Begley & husband Phil of Johnson City, TN; three grandchildren, Stephanie Eklund, Blake Begley and Beau Begley; one great granddaughter, Victoria Eklund; two sisters, Janet Bradshaw of Kingsport, Mary Lois Smith of Concord, NC; two brothers, John Hill and Jimmy Hill both of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Stout officiating. Honorary pallbearer is H. Garland Osborne.

A Military inurnment service will be held at 10:45 am on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee, conducted by the American Legion Post #3 & #265. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:40 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box Ministry C/O West View Baptist Church, 1037 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hill, Starnes, Darnell, Williams, Lane, Owens)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Laura (Foley) Hill

GATE CITY — Mrs. Laura Foley Hill, 66, Gate City, Rt. 1 died at 1:30 p.m. Friday [8/3/1973] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness.

She was a native of Scott County and attended the Big Cut Church.

She is survived by her sons, John Robert and Roy Dallas Hill, both of Gate City, and two grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Burial in the Hurd Cemetery.)

Kingsport News, Saturday, Aug. 4, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Marguerite Ellen “Maggie” (Lane) Lampkin

Dorothy Louise (Lampkin) Humphrey

Lela Maude (Lampkin) Hill

Craig Doyle

TWO AREA WOMEN KILLED IN A WRECK

Mrs. Dorothy Humphrey and Mrs. Maggie Lampkin Are the Victims

BOTH LIVED IN AVONDALE

Accident Near Ellensburg, Wash., Claims Two Other Lives

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Two residents of Avondale in Clay County were among four persons killed yesterday [Apr 6, 1960] when a small, foreign-made car left a highway west of Ellensburg, Wash., and hit a bridge abutment.

The victims were Mrs. Maggie Lampkin, 69, and her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Louise Humphrey, 35, both of 2901 Jaudon street; Mrs. Lela M. Hill, Benton City, Wash., and Craig Doyle, 4 months, Tacoma, Wash.

Injured was Mrs. Joanne Doyle, 21, Tacoma, mother of Craig Doyle.

The highway patrol reported the car traveled 125 feet after slipping off the edge of the highway and hit the abutment of a bridge which spans a small ravine.

Roy A. Humphrey, the husband of one of the victims, said last night his wife and her mother left Kansas City March 20 by airplane to visit relatives in Washington. They had planned to return home April 16.

Mrs. Lampkin and Mrs. Humphrey had visited Mrs. Hill, a daughter of Mrs. Lampkin, and were on the way to the home of Mrs. Doyle in Tacoma for a visit there. Mrs. Doyle is a granddaughter of Mrs. Lampkin.

Humphrey said he had received a letter from his wife this week telling him of plans for the trip to Tacoma. Humphrey is employed by the Corn Products Refining company, North Kansas City.

Mrs. Humphrey is survived by her husband, a son, C. G. Humphrey, 17, and three daughters, Donna Jean Humphrey, 15; Dorothy Arline Humphrey, 14, and Lela Ann Humphrey, 11, all of the home. Mrs. Lampkin is survived by 12 grandchildren.

The bodies were taken to a funeral home in Ellensburg and will be returned to Avondale.

(Marguerite Ellen “Maggie” (Lane) Lampkin was a daughter of John Nathan Lane from Scott Co and Georgia Ann (Edwards) Lane from MO. Marguerite’s husband, Omar Thomas Lampkin died on 4/15/1953. Lela Maud (Lampkin) Hill’s husband was Orville Lee Hill and they had four children, Orville, Betty, Joanne and Donnie. Dorothy Louise (Lampkin) Humphrey’s first husband, Charles Gydian Humphrey, died in WW II, and they had two children, Charles Jr and Donna. Her second husband was Roy Humphrey and they had two children, Dorothy and Lela. Craig Doyle was a grandson of Lela (Lampkin) Hill and a son of Joanne (Hill) Doyle.)

Kansas City Times, Apr 7, 1960 (from a clipping at findagrave.com)

Submitted by Don Lane

Lovely Mae ( Stanley ) Hill

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Lovely Mae Stanley Hill, 89, Route 4, died Wednesday ( Oct. 16, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. on May 5, 1913 and was the daughter of the late Floyd and Sara McNew Stanley. She was a homemaker and attended Valley Creek Baptist Church .

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Hill Sr.; daughters, Sara Kathleen Hill and Ethel Marticia Hill; and son, Willie Ray Hill.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Sara Betty and Junior Sturgill, Patsy Jean and Jimmy Carter, all of Gate City, Va., Ella Mae and Richard Edens, Blackwater, Va., Rosa Lee Qualls, Clinchport, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, James Patrick (J.P.) and Kate Hill, Clinchport, Va., Louis Daniel (L.D.) and Regina Hill, Church Hill, Charles (JR.) Hill, Duffield, Va., and Billy Gene Hill, Kingsport; special caregiver, Ruth Kern; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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. Cecil Kern officiating.

Music will be provided by the Durhams Chapel Quartet and L.D. Hill.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Horton-Summit Cemetery in Duffield , Va.

The family will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lucy Mae (Jones) Hill

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Lucy Mae Jones Hill, 83, went to be with the Lord early Monday morning (June 7, 2004) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. (Rye Cove). Lucy was a member of Cox's Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo W. Hill in 1983; her parents, James Edward Jones and Bertha McNew Jones.

Surviving are her son, Milo Hill and wife Suzanne, Gate City, Va.; her granddaughter, Hannah Grace Hill; and also many, many special friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the son's home on Nickelsville Highway.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Kerns and the Rev. Fred Redman officiating.

Music will be by Wanda Kerns.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bond-Bowen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

Orbin Gibson, Marvin Gibson, David Redwine, William Johnson, Mark Bland, Bill Franklin, Jimmy Dingus and Rick Dishner will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Thelma (Casteel) Hill

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Martha Thelma Hill, 80, of Route 4, entered into rest on Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County on Feb. 13, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Lillie Taylor Casteel. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Hill was a member of Old Midway Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Edna Joyce Hill.

Surviving are her husband, Dewey Hill, of the home; son, Malcolm Hill, Church Hill; sister, Nell Horton, Kingsport; and brother, Lonnie Casteel, Clinchport.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Allen Cemetery in Rye Cove.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Otis K. Hill Sr.

BESSEMER, Ala. - Otis K. Hill Sr., 83, Bessemer, Ala., passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2006).

He was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church and attended Muscoda Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lettie M. Hill; parents, Benjamin and Emma Hill; and five siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Hill, Bessemer, Ala.; two sons, Rev. Otis (Jean) Hill Jr., Pooler, Ga., and Lynn (Judy) Bearden, Bessemer, Ala.; daughter, Donna (Joseph) Williamson, Fayette, Ala.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, three brothers; four sisters and extended loving family.

Memorial services will be held at Higher Ground Baptist Church, Lynn Garden on Saturday (Dec. 23, 2006) at 3 p.m. for family and friends, with the Rev. Otis Hill Jr. officiating.

Bessemer Brown Service, Bessemer, Ala., is serving the Hill family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families –Hill, Shepherd, Jessee, Bailie, Lane, Kern, Durham, Vicars)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul M. Hill

Paul M. Hill, 79, of Kingsport, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 29, 2010 after he fought a long hard courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Scott County, VA and had lived in Kingsport since 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post # 3 for over 55 years. He was retired from IBEW Electrical Union, after over 48 years of service. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Emma Kern Hill; two sisters, Opal Welch, Ruth Williams and five brothers, Atwell Hill, Otis Hill, J. E. Hill, Craig Hill and Tommy Hill.

Survivors include his loving wife of over 58 years, Charlotte Dishner Hill of the home; daughter, Teresa Owens and husband, Greg of Elizabethton; son, Richard A. "Rick" Hill of Kingsport; three granddaughters, Taylor Owens, Jordan Owens, and Hunter Owens; sisters, Faye Horton and husband, Paul of Fall Branch, Geraldine Stanley of Grundy, VA and special sister, Ruby Bishop of Duffield; two brothers, Carl Hill and wife, Betty June of Mt Carmel and Ben Hill and wife, Betty of Church Hill; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 pm on Monday, May 31, 2010 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 4 pm with Pastor Otis Kay Hill, Jr. and Rev. Joe Hill, officiating. Music will be provided by The Bill Dishner family.

Military graveside services will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, conducted by the American Legion Post # 3/265. Pallbearers are Randy Williams, Jeff Williams, Ronald Salyer, Jeff May, David Hill, Marty Hill, Alan Hill, and Kimberly Isbel. Honorary pallbearers are Jack May, Kelsie Minnick, Ted Wampler, Kenny Hill, and Bobby Welch. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Hill family"

(Some Scott Co ancestral families –Hill, Shepherd, Jessee, Bailie, Lane, Kern, Durham, Vicars)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley Ashe Chapman Hill

ROGERSVILLE — Shirley Hill, 64, of Rogersville, passed away Monday morning (Nov. 3, 2008) at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

She was retired from TRW, a member of East Rogersville Baptist Church, a life-time member of the Hawkins County Rescue Squad Crewettes, Hasson Chapter #179 O.E.S. and a former member of the Hawkins County Pink Ladies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch R. and Belle Ashe.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Hill, of the home; son, Ric Chapman and wife, Susan, of Rogersville; daughter, Amy Dinsmore, of Rogersville; step-daughter, Chris Quillen and husband, Kevin, of Bristol; step-son, Cory Hill and wife, Catherine, of Rogersville; 12 grandchildren; special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, A.C. Hill and wife, Lori, Wilma Williams and husband, Dale and Wanda Hill.

The family will recieve friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogers- ville. Eastern Star services will begin at 8 p.m. with funeral services to follow with the Rev. Steve Owenby and Edd Shanks officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Shanks Family Cemetery.

Christian-Sells Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Tammy Danielle (Glover) Hill

December 10, 1977 - August 30, 2014

Gate City, VA—Tammy D. Glover Hill, 36, of Yuma Community, passed away at home Saturday, August 30, 2014.

She was born December 10, 1977 in Kingsport, TN. Tammy was a beloved homemaker and Volunteer of Scott County Cooperative Ministries food pantry. She loved her church and family “get togethers”. Tammy loved God, her family and all her friends, and loved to cook for her family and friends. She was Church member at Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church.

Tammy was preceded in death by her mother Shelia Sampson Glover; paternal grandparents Beatrice and Drewey Glover; maternal grandfather Jack Sampson; sister-in-law Beverly Carleen Hill; aunt Barbara Graham.

Mrs. Hill is survived by her husband of 17 years Casey M. Hill and sons Landon and Zachary Hill of the home; father and step-mother Danny and Barbara Glover of Yuma; father and mother-in-law Dewey and Rita Benton Hickman of Gate City; brother Jason Glover and family of Gate City; maternal grandparents Gladys and Charles Good of Gate City; step-grandmother Betty Barrett of Kingsport; sisters and brother-in-law Alecia and Andy Hickman, Jason and Rebecca Hill brother-in-law Stevie and wife Tabby Hickman all of Kingsport, Greg and wife Charlotte Hickman of Church Hill; special aunt and uncle Anita and Mark Sampson; aunts and uncles Janet and Alvin Quillen, Vicky and Bobby Dixon and Nancy Glover, Marlene and Roger Frye, and aunt Sandy, Carleen and Paul Webb, Roma and Hal Baker, Albee David and Mable Calhoun, Mary McCelland, Mike Painter; many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

The family will be receiving friends Thursday, at Colonial Funeral Home from 5-7:00 pm funeral service will follow. Pastor Alan Moser will be officiating. Music will be provided by New Grace Trio.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 11 am at Benton Cemetery on Red Hill Road. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the Funeral Home no later than 10:15 am to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Hill, Greg Hickman, Stevie and Andy Hickman, Kyle Graham, Bobby Dixon, Landon and Zachary Hill. Honorary pallbearers are Jerrod Fansler, Andy Glover, Lane Newsome, Dewey Hickman, Alvin Quillen, Mark Sampson and Mike Painter.

In lieu of flowers to be made out to Charlotte Hickman 454 Hickory Hill Rd. Church Hill, TN. 37642 for off set medical and funeral expenses.

Special thanks to the family and friends that visited and helped during her illness.

Colonial Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Tammy D. Glover Hill.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ted L. Hill

KINGSPORT — Ted L. Hill, 60, passed away Sunday ( July 5, 2009 ) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Kingsport . He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam era as a paratrooper, 173rd Airborne Division. He was retired from the Kingsport Press after 35 years of service. Ted enjoyed being with his friends and going fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his father the late Milford Hill.

Survivors are a daughter, Kimberly Noe and husband, Jason, Morristown; son, Shawn Hill, Morristown; mother, Rosie Hill, Kingsport; sister, Sherleen Strickler and husband, Mike, Kingsport; brothers, (twin brother) Fred Hill, Kingsport and Larry Hill and wife, Aretta, Mount Carmel; special nephews, Chris and Matt Hill; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Cassidy officiating.

Entombment will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Chris Hill, Matt Hill, Ryan Calhoun, Shannon Calhoun, Chad Gose, Kenny Dingus, Jerry Brown and Robert Mayes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Sullivan, Danny Calhoun, Harry Hall, Farrell Meade, Denver Meade, Gordon Meade, Johnny Salyers, Roger Sensabaugh, Mark Owens, John Renfro, Gerald Renfro and Mike Strickler.

The family would like to give thanks to special friends and care givers, Harry and Peggy Hall, Brenda and Danny Calhoun, Mildred Price, Kay Rutledge and Helen Davis. Special thanks to all his friends that stood by him in his time of need. Special thanks to Dr. Shipstone and hospice nurses (Annette and Sandra).

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Velma E. (Penley) Haynes Hill

KINGSPORT - Velma E. Hill, 84, of Kingsport, passed away early Wednesday morning ( Sept. 7, 2005 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She retired from the Kingsport Press after 38 years of service.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Penley and Oma Isom Penley; son, Fred Hill; two sisters, Gladys Hall and Ruby Penley.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Robinson; one son, Danny Haynes and wife Christine; grandchildren, Mark Hill and wife Sheila, Donna Linginfelter and husband Tom, Richard Hill and wife Jeni, Sherry Webb and husband Dale, Danielle Swain and husband Daniel; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Barbara Atkins; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Hill; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. today with Rev. Paul L. Smith officiating.

The graveside service will be at East Lawn Memorial Park at 12 noon on Friday. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 11:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William C. Hill

KINGSPORT — William C. Hill, 70, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( June 27, 2009 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Hill was born on Aug. 18, 1938 to the late Joseph L. Hill and Sally Shupe Hill in Scott County, Va. He was of the Baptist faith. He had accepted the Lord as his Savior. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Hill was a supervisor at Holston Army Ammunition Plant. He retired from there in 1996 after 34 years of service. He could build anything. He received great pleasure from working with wood.

Mr. Hill was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving Mr. Hill are his wife of 49 years, Glenna Miller Hill; two daughters, Vicki Hill of Kingsport and Kristi Hill Foulk and husband, Mike of Kingsport; one son, Michael Hill of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Stacey Nicole Bryant and William Tyler Bryant of Kingsport; two sisters, Janet Bradshaw and husband, James of Kingsport and Mary Lois Smith and husband, Robert of North Carolina; three brothers, Paul Hill and wife, Justine of Kingsport, John Hill and wife, Karen of Kingsport and James Hill of Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Joe Hill officiating.

Military entombment services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3, Gate City Post No. 265 and the Tennessee National Guard. Family and friends should plan to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. A funeral attendant will be at the cemetery gates of Oak Hill Memorial Park to direct you to Oak Hill Mausoleum No. I where Mr. Hill will be laid to rest.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park , Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of William C. Hill.

Kingsport Times-News
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Laura (Robinson) Gilliam Hilliard

KINGSPORT - Laura Gilliam Hilliard, 101, went to be with the Lord Monday (Nov. 8, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church at Halls, Tenn., where she taught the adult Sunday School class.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Lula Bell Robinson, and father, Clayburne Robinson; her first husband, Chris Gilliam; second husband, Oliver Hilliard; one son, Milburn Gilliam; four stepdaughters, Bertha Carpenter, Gertrude Greer, Vona Walters, Elizabeth Baldwin; one sister, Rosie Isley; and two brothers, John and James Robinson.

Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Hubmann and husband, Johnny, Eleanor Short and husband, Charles; four sons, Napoleon "Nap" Gilliam, Albert Gilliam and wife, Doris, R.C. Gilliam and wife, Glenna, Ivan Gilliam and wife, Sonna; and two brothers, Bob and Howard Robinson, all of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, or any time at the home at 2410 Overlook Road.

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

Music will be provided by the True Faith Quartet.

Graveside services will follow at Roller Cemetery in Indian Springs.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Lula (DeBoard) Hillman

Barbara L. Hillman, 73, Kingsport, TN passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clive and Lola DeBoard; sister, Janet Sword; brothers, Clive DeBoard, Jr., Richard “Dick” DeBoard, Maurice DeBoard; and aunt, Lottie Tucker.

She is survived by two daughters, Paula Estep and husband Ronald, and Pam Salyer; two sons, Brad Hillman and wife Teresa, and Wes Hillman; Teresa Sluss, whom she loved like a daughter and her husband Wayne; grandchildren, Matthew Hillman and fiancé Rachael Littleton, Jonathon Hillman, Heather Hillman, Ethan Salyer and Colton Salyer; sisters, Helen Smithson and husband Joe and Anna Mae Williams and husband Bethel; sisters-in-law, Marlene DeBoard and Dee DeBoard; numerous nieces and nephews; also, a very special friend, Melissa Russell.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Pam Salyer.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7 PM in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Strong officiating.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11 AM in the Banner-Estep Cemetery, Dungannon, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 10 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Hillman, Jonathon Hillman, Ethan Salyer, Colton Salyer, Dave Williams and Wayne Sluss. Honorary pallbearer will be Heather Hillman.

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

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Bertha Curtis (Daugherty) Hillman

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Bertha Curtis Hillman , 89, died Friday (July 17, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born on Nov. 9, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Will W. and Pearl Francisco Daugherty.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hillman; a former husband, Dee Curtis; a son, J.D. Curtis; and a stepdaughter, Irene Daugherty.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Olinthus Quillen, Gate City, Va.; a stepdaughter, Hazel Johnson, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Phyllis Curtis, Nickelsville, Va.; a stepson, Ralph Hillman , Wilston, S.C.; six grandchildren, Debbie Ashens, Pattie Dye, Tammy Shell, Teresa Baldwin, Tim Curtis and Joe Quillen; seven stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; three sisters, Una Hartsock and Durcella Rasnake, both of Nickelsville, Va., and Olene Gillenwater, Harriman, Tenn.; two brothers, Charles Mack Daugherty and Eugene Daugherty, both of Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at New Bethel Church Cemetery on Big Moccasin in Scott County, Va.

Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Shannon Carico will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nickelsville Rescue Squad.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Ray Hillman

Billy Ray Hillman, 67, Nickelsville, VA went to be with the Lord on Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2012 at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, TN after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Nickelsville, VA on April 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Emerson Wesley Hillman, Sr. and Kate Elizabeth Salyer Hillman. Mr. Hillman was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam in 1966-67, a member of Fidelity Lodge #173, Nickelsville, VA, member of VFW Post #8652, Coeburn, VA, a charter member of Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1858, member of Ironworkers Local 301, Charleston, WV and retired from Fluor-Daniels in Kingsport, TN. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Oval Milburn Hillman and a nephew, John Wesley Hillman.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Jim Williams, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Shirley and Barney Penley, Nickelsville, VA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Mildred Hillman, Mt. Carmel, TN, E.W. Jr and Anna Hillman, West Milton, Ohio; special nephew and niece, Michael and Sheila Penley, Nickelsville, VA; special friends, Dennis and Carol Culbertson, Nickelsville, VA; nephews, Randy Hillman, David Hillman, Jimmy Williams and Brian Penley; nieces, Mary Lamphear, Sandy King and Jeanie Atchison; best buddies, Buttons and Dusty.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime at the residence of his sister, Shirley Penley, Nickelsville, VA.

A Masonic service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8 PM in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Fidelity Lodge #173 of Nickelsville, VA.

Funeral service will follow with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Sheila Penley.

Military graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11 AM in the Nickelsville Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA conducted by VFW Post #8652 of Coeburn, VA, VFW Post #4301 of Norton, VA and VFW Post #5715 of Big Stone Gap, VA with the Gate City, VA National Guard Honor Team. Family and friends are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 9:45 AM to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Culbertson, Wayne Dingus, Rodger Dingus, Barney Penley, Brian Penley, Michael Penley and Joshua Penley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Philip Rutherford, Gerald Salyers, Jim Williams and Paul K. Bowen

Memorial contributions may be made to: Relay for Life, c/o Mrs. Judy Guinn, 3940 Alley Valley Road, Ft. Blackmore, VA 24250. Please make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to all his caregivers, especially Shirley and Barney Penley. Also, a special thanks to the caring staff at the Wellmont Hospice House at Bristol, Dr. DaSilva and staff at Kingsport Hematology/Oncology, Dr. DeMotts and staff, Dr. Wycker and staff and Dr. Northrup and staff.

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

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Carrie Alice (Salyer) Hillman

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Carrie Alice Salyer Hillman, 82, of Route 1, passed away Monday (May 27, 2002) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County on September 22, 1919 and was the daughter of the late Henry Solomon Salyer and Minnie Cora Dean Salyer. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Hillman was a member of Nickelsville Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie O. Hillman in 1984; and sister, Sally Kilgore.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Ann Hillman, Nickelsville; sisters, Kate Hillman, Nickelsville, and Thelma McConnell, Grant Park, Ill.; brother, Willard Salyer, Nickelsville; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nickelsville Cemetery.

The family will meet at the cemetery for the services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

You may send flowers or, if you wish, you may make contributions to the Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Daisy Ruth (Kilgore) Hillman

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Daisy Ruth Kilgore Hillman, 93, of Nickelsville, Va., went sweetly into the arms of her Savior Tuesday (Aug. 5, 2008) at 4:55 p.m. with family by her side at Wexford House, where she had made her home for five years.

Ruth was born in Scott County on May 27, 1915, and was the daughter of the late Monroe and Lula McConnell Kilgore. She was the widow of the late Henry Hillman. Aunt Ruth was a faithful member of Gillenwater Chapel Freewill Baptist Church while in good health. She was involved with the RSVP Program of Mt. Empire volunteering in several area nursing homes and had previously worked in a nursing home in Hillard, Ohio, as an aide.

Aunt Ruth was a loving and caring person whose desire was to serve others through her faith in God.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Roy Kilgore and wife, Barbara; Rennie Kilgore and wife, Maggie Kate; Bruce Kilgore and wife, June; John Mc Kilgore and wife, Pearl; Glen Kilgore and wife, Patsy; and several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are her half-brother, Ronnie Kilgore, Orlando, Fla.; three special nieces who were her caregivers, Joyce Hillman and husband, Isaac , Mount Carmel, Joann Penley and husband, Sam, Kingsport, Glenna Carter and husband, Norman, Church Hill; several other nieces and nephews, Neva Jean and husband, Rev. Otis Hill, Pooler, Ga., John H. Kilgore and wife Willie, Gate City, Va., James Kilgore and wife, Nell, Gate City, Va., Joe T. Kilgore and wife, Helen, Hawthorn, Fla., Carolyn and Helen Kilgore, Weber City, Va., Doris Kilgore, Maryville, Tenn., Mike Kilgore, Key West, Fla.; a special cousin, Wayne McConnell, Gate City, Va., who was faithful to visit her over the years. She is also survived by several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews who loved her very much; special friends, Kay and Gary Cleek, Gate City, Va., and Shirley and Floyd Salyer, Nickelsville, Va.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Otis K. Hill officiating.

Music and eulogy will be provided by her great-niece, Trish Weaver.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McConnell-Kilgore Family Cemetery in Nickelsville. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gillenwater Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 162, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy R. Welch Hillman

Orange City, Fla. -- Dorothy R Hillman, 77, Orange City, Fla., died Thursday (Dec. 20, 1990) at West Volusia Memorial Hospital in Deland, Fla.

Born in Wise, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.  She move to Orange City, Fla., in 1981 from Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Byron Welch and Phoebe Ellen Hale Welch.

Surviving are her husband, Woodrow W. Hillman, Orange City, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. H. Douglas (Sandra E.) House, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. L. E. (Betty Lou) Trondsen, Franklin, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and one brother, Hubert E. Welch, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. James Adcock officiating.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Time-News

Harry Everett Hillman

GATE CITY, Vs. - Harry E. Hillman, 85, of the Midway community, passed away Friday (Dec. 12, 2003).

Mr. Hillman was born Jan. 1, 1918 to the late Billy H. and Ida Lee Salyer Hillman. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Nell Harris Hillman, (Sept. 2002); granddaughter, Rebecca Lee Cox; sisters, Leona Adams, Bessie Elliott, Lottie Nickels, Natalee McConnell, and three infant sisters; brothers, Bill, Roy, Delmar and Sinclair Hillman.

He was a very special husband and father who enjoyed the simple things that made life worthwhile. His career as a farmer was also his hobby. He was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church and was active in many agricultural organizations.

He leaves to cherish his memory; daughters, Beatrice Cox and husband Jim of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Judy Hayden and husband Jim of Cedar Bluff, Va., Saundra Hillman of Kingsport, and Debra H. Stallard and husband Bill of Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, Susan Cox Stouffer and husband Scott; great-grandson, Josiah Stouffer, all of Beavercreek, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Harold Johnson, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Maness and Lester Hillman, Berlin, Md.; sisters-in-law, Rachel Hillman, Gate City, Va., Deanna Hillman, Church Hill, and Katherine Harris Brickey, Fairfield, Iowa; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and also from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles W. DeHart officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be John Carter, Philip Hillman, Bill Hillman, Scott Hillman, Jerry Hillman, Kenneth Hillman, Wesley McConnell and Jack Salyer.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church and those with whom he worked tending the soil and nurturing the farm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, 126 Cedar Ave., Gate City, Va. 24251 or Scott County 4-H Clubs, Rt. 6 Box 542, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Special thanks to loyal caregivers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Harry Royce Hillman

FALL BRANCH - Harry R. Hillman, 70, a devoted husband, dad, papper, brother and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday ( Oct. 20, 2005 ).

He was born March 13, 1935 in Nickelsville , Va. , to the late Ezra E. Hillman and Lois Wampler Hillman. Mr. Hillman retired from the USAF National Guard after more than 30 years of service.

He worked for Tennessee Eastman Company, retiring in 1995 with more than 39 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Earnest Hillman; great-grandson, Ethan Robert Lay.

He leaves to mourn him, his loving wife of 51 years, Dorothy Collins Hillman; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Glen Bledsoe, Greensboro, N.C., Jacqueline and Todd Carver, Partlow, Va., Michelle and Jeff Douglas, Fall Branch; seven grandchildren, Kevin and Kristen Bledsoe, Joshua, Matthew and Hunter Carver, Taylor and Raven Douglas; a brother and his wife, Max and Gladys Hillman, Richmond, Va.; sisters and their husbands, Phyllis and Tommy Cassell, Gate City, Va., Karen and Howard Dockery, Nickelsville, Va., Lyndell and Joe Greear, Weber City, Va.; four brothers-in-law and their wives, Clyde and Ruth Collins, Paul and Ruth Collins, all of Gate City, Va., Howard and Imogene Collins, Fred and Eva Collins, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Jack Dixon.

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

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

Music will be provided by Tom and Wanda Sensabaugh.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and Gate City Post No. 265.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Bledsoe, Joshua Carver, Matthew Carver, Jeff Cassell, Mike Cassell and Duane Collins.

Kingsport Times-News
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Henry W. Hillman

NICKELSVILLE - Henry W. Hillman, 93, of Route 1, Nickelsville, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday [3/24/1976] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and had left home at the age of 17, and spent 29 years as a pioneer in Alaska. He published a book, "Henry Hillman's Experiences As A Pioneer In Alaska," and has served as a deacon at Gillenwater's Chapel Church in Nickelsville for the past 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth K. Hillman, Nickelsville.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Funeral services at Warren Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at the Kilgore Family Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times / Thursday, March 25, 1976

Submitted by Don Lane

Ida Lee (Salyer) Hillman

Mrs. Ida Lee Hillman, 72, died suddenly late Monday [ 7/12/1948 ] at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harold Johnson, Virgil Street , Kingsport . Widow of the late W. L. Hillman, she had been in failing health for some time.

She was a daughter of the late W. H. Salyer and Dona Honaker Salyer, both prominent citizens of the Grassy Creek section in Russell County , Va. She attended Morgan's Chapel Methodist Church , and during her married life lived in the Midway Community, Scott County , Va.

Surviving are five sons, William T., Alexandria, Va.; M. P., Chevy Chase, Md.; Harry E., Roy G., and D. W. Hillman, of Gate City; four daughters, Mrs. Lottie Nickels, Washington. D. C.; Mrs. S. E. Elliott, Mrs. E. W. McConnell and Mrs. Harold Johnson, Kingsport; two brothers, D. I. Salyer, Gate City ; and Henry Salyer. Castlewood, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Q. C. Byrley. Castlewood; Mrs. S. F. Isaacs, Nickelsville, Va.; and Mrs. O. C. Wray, Roanoke, Va. : 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements, as yet uncompleted, are in charge of McConnell Service of Gate City .

(THE KINGSPORT NEWS, Tuesday, July 13, 1948)

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Kate Elizabeth (Salyer) Hillman

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Kate Elizabeth Salyer Hillman, 90, Route 1, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning (Jan. 30, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Nickelsville on June 15, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Sol and Minnie Salyer. She was a homemaker, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Hillman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson W. Hillman Sr.; a son, Oval Milburn Hillman; grandson, John Wesley Hillman; two sisters, Sallie Kilgore and Carrie Hillman.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Jim Williams, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Shirley and Barney Penley, Nickelsville, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Mildred Hillman, Mount Carmel, Emerson W. Jr. and Ann Hillman, West Milton, Ohio, and Billy Ray Hillman, Nickelsville, Va.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Thelma McConnell, Grant Park, Ill.; brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Kathleen Salyer, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of her daughter, Shirley Penley, Route 1, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Music will be provided by Sheila Penley.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Nickelsville Cemetery.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

The family wishes to extend thanks to caregivers and friends at the Brian Center and Nickelsville Manor.

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Knox (Bond) Hillman

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Mrs. Knox Bond Hillman, age 78. died at 8:30 a.m. Monday [2/18/1974] in the Community Hospital in Kissimmee after a short illness.  She had been a resident of Kissimmee for the past 18 years and was formerly a resident of Appalachia.

She was a member of the Appalachia First Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Nila Holley Circle of Baptist Church, a member of Appalachia Garden Club, and a charter member of the Wise County Democrat Club.

Surviving are her husband, Conley Hillman, Kissimmee, one son, Hubert Hillman, Miami, four daughters, Mrs. Vivian Jean Hisel, Kent, Washington, Mrs. Myrtle Jeanette Hill, Big Stone Gap, Mrs. Joyce Merle Davis, Kissimmee, and Mrs. Jacqueline Zell Haines, Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Broadwater, Gate City, and Mrs. Flo Smith, Nickelsville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Appalachia First Baptist Church, Rev. E. C. Tull officiating.  Burial will be in Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

 

Martha Lou (Childress) Quinn Hillman

DUNGANNON, Va. — Martha Lou Childress Quinn Hillman, 71, entered into rest on Friday (Feb. 19, 2010).

She was born in Dungannon, Va., on Aug. 18, 1938, to Fred E. and Ruth Parks Childress.

She was a graduate of Dungannon High School, received her BS from James Madison University, teaching certificate from East Tennessee State University and her Masters Degree from V.P.I. She was a retired teacher with the Scott County School System having faithfully taught at Dungannon School for 32 years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s

Catholic Church in Dungannon, Va.

Martha Hillman was a multifaceted loving and caring daughter, mother, grandmother and life-long educator. She lived what every educator attempts to strive to achieve. She modeled for her own children and students her enthusiasm for life and knowledge, accountability, dependability, courage, integrity and to embrace challenges with pride and dignity.

Martha’s love for children was truly a journey of realities, finding the motivation that was key for each child to find success.

Her art work was a beautiful endeavor that will leave a legacy of one of her many talents. She found the beauty in everything; like a flower that bloomed, be it a wild flower, a planted flower or a child that was just beginning to bud in a classroom.

Martha was preceded in death by her father, Fred E. Childress; husbands, Charles Quinn and Lee Hillman; two infant brothers; and an infant sister.

Surviving are her mother, Ruth Parks Childress, Dungannon, Va.; daughters, Alisa and Phil Hunt, Knoxville, Tenn., and

Jenny and Thomas Jordan, Dungannon, Va.; sons, Edward Hillman, Dungannon, Va., and Trent and Tonya Quinn, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Dustin, Chelsea and Whitney Hunt, Jeremy, Kristopher and Samantha Jordan, Randi and Casey Hillman, Breana French and Todd and Charlie Quinn. Several cousins and her many friends and colleagues.

Martha was blessed with many friends throughout her life and during her courageous fight with her illness. The family wishes to thank Kathy Hunnicutt, Carolyn Sergent, Dr. Mishkin, Dr. Arnette and the nursing staff of Wilcox Hall for their love and faithfulness to Martha.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 5 p.m. with Father Rollie Hautz officiating.

Music will be provided by Betty Meade.

Graveside services will be held at the Childress Cemetery, Dungannon, Va., Monday at 11  a.m. Family and friends are

asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Hunt, Todd Quinn, Kristopher Jordan, Evan Adams, Logan Adams, Abram Mullins, Casey

Hillman and Jeremy Jordan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Martha Hillman Scholarship Fund at New People’s Bank, 18948 Veterans Memorial Highway, Dungannon, Va. 24245.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nell M. (Harris) Hillman

GATE CITY, Va. - Nell M. Hillman, 84, of Route 2, passed away Saturday (Sept. 14, 2002).

Mrs. Hillman was born in Scott County, Va., on January 22, 1918. She was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Bridget Brannan Harris; granddaughter, Rebecca Lee Cox; and sister, Margaret H. Tiller.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Harry E. Hillman, Gate City; daughters and sons-in-law, Bea and Jim Cox, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Judy and Jim Hayden, Cedar Bluff, Va., Saundra Hillman, Kingsport, and Debra and Bill Stallard, Gate City; granddaughter and husband, Susan C. and Scott Stouffer, Beavercreek, Ohio; great-grandson, Josiah James Stouffer, Beavercreek, Ohio; sister, Katherine H. Brickey, Fairfield, Iowa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Maness and Lester Hillman, Harold and Lena Johnson, and Delmer and Rachel Hillman; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large and the Rev. David Brannock officiating. Honorary minister will be the Rev. Claude Lane.

Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery in Weber City.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class from Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church or Scott County Public Library.

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Phoebe (Frazier) Hillman

Gate City, Va. -- (Spl.) -- Mrs. Phoebe Frazier Hillman, 88, died at her home in Nickelsville Monday [8/4/1947] at 1:45 a.m.  She had been ill for several years.

Survivors are four sons:  O. A., Emerson and John Hillman, all of Nickelsville, and James B. Hillman of Appalachia; two daughters, Mrs. William McConnell, and Mrs. J. D. Taylor, of Nickelsville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hillman, of Morristown, Tenn.  Her husband, the late Lafayette Hillman, died in February, 1945.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Nickelsville Methodist Church with the Rev. S. S. Phipps and the Rev. N. P. King officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Nickelsville.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

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Ray Junior Hillman

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Ray J. Hillman, 82, of Defiance, Ohio, died Saturday (April 21, 2007) at the Defiance Area In-patient Hospice Center.

He was born Oct. 18, 1924 in Scott Co., Va., and was the son of Walson and Bertha (Isaac) Hillman. In 1944, he married Lilly Irene Henry, who survives.

Mr. Hillman was preceded in death by three brothers, Emerson, Willie and James Hillman; and two sisters in infancy.

Other survivors include two daughters, Donna Rohdy and Lisa (David) Mansell, both of Defiance Ohio; two brothers, Johnny Hillman of Nickelsville Va., and Buford Hillman of Rockford Ill.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

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Ruth Velma (Henry) Hillman

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Ruth Velma Hillman, 26, died at the Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. after a long illness.

Surviving are her husband, John Hillman, Gate City, Route 2; live sisters, Miss Clara Belle Henry and Miss Juanita Henry, both of Snowflake, Mrs. Mable Fletcher of Gate City. Mrs. Ray Hillman. Defiance , Ohio , Mrs. Max Hillman. Johnson City : four brothers, Rayford, Nickelsville, Oliver, Kingsport , Thomas and Jay, both of Snowflake.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Moore Memorial Church with the Rev. Nath King and the Rev. Eulas Fields officiating. Burial will be family cemetery.

The body has been taken to the home.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1955)

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William Jeptha Hillman

DUNGANNON, Va. - W. J. Hillman, 92, of Rt. 1, Dungannon, Va., died at 12:05 p.m. Sunday [9/14/1974] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., a member of St. Patrick's Church, and a retired farmer.

He is survived by eight sons, James K., Lee, Myron D., Allen P., and John W. Hillman, all of Dungannon, Va., Mont K. Hillman, Gate City, Va., Willie K. and Charles H. Hillman, both of Kingsport; four daughters, Mrs. Earl S. (Shirley) Cassell, Mrs. J.B. (Irma Jean) Quillen, both of Kingsport, Mrs. James M. (Beulah) Stewart, Mrs. Bill (Bonnie) Salling, both of Dungannon, Va.; 34 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1974

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Woodrow Hillman

Orange City, Fla. -- Woodrow Wilson Hillman, 669 Montclar Avenue, died Friday (Sept. 13, 1996) at Memorial Hospital, Deland, Fla.

He was born in Nickelsville, Va.  He was a native of Scott County, but had lived in Florida for the last 15 years.  He had been employed by the Tennessee Eastman in the Research Department.

He was a member of the Ketron United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Welch Hillman; his parents, Orville A. Hillman and Geneva Louise Dean Hillman.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. E. (Betty Lou) Trondsen, Franklin, Tenn., Mrs. Douglas (Sandra) House, Huntsville, Ala.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery after the service.

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Charmie Grace (Fritz) Hilton

DUFFIELD, Va. - Charmie Grace Fritz Hilton , 87, died Friday (Feb. 5, 1999) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Born in Scott County on April 1, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Margaret (Maggie) Vaughan Fritz. She was a homemaker and attended Hiltons Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hilton ; three sisters, Donna Edwards, Nettie Fritz and Minnie Bowen; and two brothers, Walter Fritz and William Fritz.

Surviving are two foster daughters, Mrs. Carl (Pat) Williams and Mrs. Lester (Wanda) McMurray, both of Gate City; four sisters, Mrs. Ollie Williams, Duffield, Mrs. Vergie Barnette, Berryville, Va., Mrs. Lola Harless, Warrenton, Va., and Mrs. Amy Mooneyhan, Chattanooga; one granddaughter, Lisa Gillenwater; two great-grandchildren, Megan Steffer and Jonathan Gillenwater; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Darla (McDavid) Hilton

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Darla Hilton, 59 years, 8 months and 8 days, went home to be with her Jesus on Tuesday (May 9, 2006) at her home.

She had lived in Lee County, Va. her entire life. Darla was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pennington Gap, a chaplain for the Eastern Star and a pink lady for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Francis McDavid.

Darla is survived by her husband Terry "Sonny" Hilton, of the home; one daughter, Rhonda Buck and husband, Dr. Robert Buck of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one grandson, Robert Darrell Buck III "Robbie"; three brothers, Donnie McDavid of Big Stone Gap, Va., Bill McDavid of Jonesville, Va. and Rick McDavid of Pennington Gap, Va.; two sisters Brenda Cox of Gate City, Va. and Terra Lynn McDavid of Stone Creek, Va.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the sanctuary of Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va. with Rev. Tom Reed and Dr. Kenneth Ellis.

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

Condolences can be sent to the family via email to provincefuneralhome@earthlink.net

Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va. in charge of the arrangements.

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Ella Susan (Bell) Hilton

Ella Susan Hilton, 71, of 108 Fairfax St., died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday [7/17/1968] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

She is survived by one brother, Robert D. Bell of Big Stone Gap, and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1968)

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Funeral services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Gate City Funeral Home for Ella Susan Hilton, 71, of 108 Fairfax St., who died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Burial was to follow in Liberty Hills Cemetery.

The Rev. Bob Ray Lane and the Rev. William Lane were to officiate.

(Ella’s husband was Hicks Hilton. He was probably born in Hancock Co but his ancestors were from Scott Co. His mother, Mary (Willis) Hilton, was born in Scott Co and his father, Shadrack Hilton, was a gr-grandson of Rev. Samuel Hilton (b. abt 1766) who was a noted pioneer of Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 18, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Emory Francis “Frank” Hilton

E. F. Hilton, Gate City Leader, Dies

E. Frank Hilton, 69, prominent Gate City civic leader died Monday [ 6/21/1965 ] at 3:15 a.m. at his home. Death was attributed to a coronary thrombosis.

Active in Democratic Party activities, he had served as secretary of the Scott County Electoral Board and was chairman of the Estilville District Democratic Party.

An historian, he had returned Saturday from a meeting of the Southwest Virginia Historical Society at the Breaks interstate Park. He had been a member of the organization since shortly after it was founded.

In addition, he had made historical research his hobby since retirement from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1961 and is credited with some valuable research on Scott County .

More recently he had been serving as vice chairman of the Scott County Sesqui-Centennial Committee.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Burke Hilton; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Jennings of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Mrs. Sybil Quillen of Gate City; one son, Fred of Kingsport; two brothers, Clarence of Nickelsville; James H. of Hagerstown, Md.; four sisters, Mrs. Ora Fugate, Mrs. Mary Francisco and Mrs. Etta Broadwater of Nickelsville and Mrs. Kate Lay of Weber City; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Gate City. The Rev. Bob D. Lynch will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery . The body will remain at Scott County Funeral Home until one hour before services.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, June 22, 1965)

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Fred Allen Hilton

Fred A. Hilton, 65, of Nickelsville, Virginia, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, TN).

Mr. Hilton was born February 29, 1948 in Scott County, Virginia, to the late John S. Hilton Sr. and Sarah Opal Williams Hilton. He lived his entire life in Scott County.

During his lifetime, Mr. Hilton worked for 28 years with Mead Paper (Kingsport, TN) and retired after several years of service with Barger Transport.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Courtney Leighan Hilton.

Survivors of Fred A. Hilton include 2 grandchildren, Christopher Allen Rhoton and Tamra Lynn Rhoton; a sister, Shelby Church (Dandridge, TN); 3 brothers, William “Buster” Hilton and wife Patsy (Gate City, VA), John Hilton Jr. (Jonesborough, TN), and Tom Hilton (Nickelsville, VA); several nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Fred White will officiate.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA). Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 9:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Layton Lucas, Chuck Hunt, Steve Church, Mike Hilton, Jimmy Hilton, and Wes Phillips will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to doctors, nurses, and staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center’s 5th floor ICU and also W-2 and W-3 Wilcox Hall.

Serving the family of Fred A. Hilton is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Georgia (Layne) Hilton

KINGSPORT - Georgia Layne Hilton, 90, died Tuesday ( March 20, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She had been a resident of Kingsport all of her life and had been a member of the VFW Auxiliary for about 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Hilton; her mother and father, Fannie and Richard Layne; three brothers and five sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Hilton and wife, June, Kingsport and William R. Hilton Jr., Homestead, Fla.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Dewey (Buster) Lane, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Leora Ewing “Lee” (Quillin) Hilton

GATE CITY - Mrs. Leora (Lee) Ewing Hilton, 50, of 200 Walnut Street , Gate City , died at the Holston Valley Community Hospital at 1:50 a.m. this morning [ 8/7/1970 ] after a brief illness. She was n lifelong resident of Scott County , a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City, and she was employed by the Holston Valley Hospital .

Survivors include her husband, John Henry Hilton of Gate City; mother, Mrs. Maunie Compton Quillen of Gate City; two sons, Douglas Clarence Hilton and Tommy Hilton, both of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Maurice Vicars of Marion, Va.; one

brother, Ferris Quillen of Kingsport ; several nieces and nephews.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday, August 7, 1970)

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Funeral services for Mrs. Leora (Lee) Hilton of Gate City , who died early Thursday at the age of 50, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be: Randy Gilmer, Mickey McElroy, Gary Bond, Joe Tipton, Cliff Polis and Johnny Mullins. The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends Friday night. The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday, August 7, 1970)

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Margaret Mae (Linkous) Hilton

CHURCH HILL - Mrs. Margaret Mae Hilton, 99, of 479 Sensabaugh Hollow Rd., Church Hill, passed away Sunday (June 3, 2007) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mrs. Hilton was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Hilton is preceded in death by her husband, Amos Hilton; son, Ronald James Hilton; parents, Roy and Lida Christian Linkous; sister, Bessie Blankenbeckler; brothers, Howard Linkous, Paul Linkous, G.B. Linkous; very close friend, Florence Potts.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frances Fields Begley of Blountville and Mrs. Pauline Hope Christian of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Church Hill Memory Gardens. Friends and family are ask to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m.

Johnson Funeral Home of Church is serving the Hilton family.

(Her husband, Amos S. Hilton Jr., was born in Scott Co.)

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Robert Lee "Rob" Hilton Jr.

Robert "Rob" Hilton Jr. age 58, of Kingsport passed away on September 1, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He served in the U.S. Navy where he worked at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, CA. He later graduated from Grossmont Medical College. He was contracted to work for many hospitals including Scripts Clinic in California, Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Johnson City Medical Center, and Wellmont Holston Valley. He also studied in Mississippi to become a Perfusionist and served at several hospitals in Los Angeles and around the country.

Surviving are his parents, Robert and June Hilton of Kingsport; sister, Deborah K. Arnold and husband Tony of Augusta, GA; and one daughter Katie Hilton of Baltimore, MD; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. on Sunday, September 4, 2011 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow.

Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Robert Hilton, Jr.

Oak Hill Memorial Park obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Robert Omer Hilton

Duffield, VA - Robert Omer "Bob" Hilton, 89 of Clinchport, VA went to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 09, 2014 at his residence after a long period of declining heath.

Bob was born in Scott County, VA on May 21, 1924 to the late Hammy Milburn and Eva Pruitt Hilton. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Tobe Hilton; sisters, Cassie Radford and Cordie Wells; and his son-in-law, Victor Clasby preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years and caretaker, Linda Stanley Hilton, Clinchport, VA; daughters, Lavada Clasby, Clinchport, VA, Barbara Dean and husband, J.M., Clinchport, VA, Wanda Hubbard and husband, Denny, Indianapolis, IN, Patty Davis and husband, Jerry, Burkesville, KY, and Mary Stanley and husband, Benny, Jasper, VA; sons, Jessie Hilton and wife, Janet, Speers Ferry, VA, Robert Kyle Hilton, Clinchport, VA, Charlie P. Hilton and wife, Carolyn, Blackwater, VA, and Terry Hilton, Duffield, VA; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister, Cora Owens, Mabe, VA; sisters-in-law, Helen Starnes, Mabe, VA and Ruby Stanley, Mabe, VA; special friends, Paul Bright, Hiltons, VA, George Howard, Kingsport, TN, Gary Russell, Jonesville, VA, Kenny Fannon, Duffield, VA, and Randy Compton, Weber City, VA; along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 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 Rev. Cecil Kerns and grandson, Eddie Hubbard officiating. Cecil Kerns will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Hall Cemetery, Stanleytown by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Michael Hilton, Benny Stanley, Jr., Don Clasby, Ronnie Rhoton, Marty Stanley, and Eddie Hubbard will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m, Sunday to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family would like to thank Leona Sexton, Barbara Burke, Jennifer Carrico Stanley, the staff of PACE, and to all of his children for their love, care and dedication to Dad and Mom.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Robert Omer "Bob" Hilton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Sarah Opal (Williams) Hilton

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Sarah Opal Williams Hilton , 81, died Saturday (Feb. 19, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was born on September 14, 1918 and was a life long resident of Scott County. Mrs. Hilton was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Emma Ervin Williams; husband, John S. Hilton Sr. in 1997; brothers, Pat, Guy, Mack, and Cecil Williams; and sister, June Mann.

Surviving are sons, William (Buster) C. Hilton , Gate City, Va. John Sam Hilton Jr., Jonesborough, Tenn., Fred Hilton and Tom Hilton , both of Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Shelby J. Church, Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles R. Tomlinson officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and Family Tradition.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearer is Ricky Hilton .

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William R. Hilton

William R. Hilton, 52, died Wednesday [ 11/4/1954 ] at 6:30 p.m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital after an illness of several months.  He was born in Washington County , Tenn. , but had made his home in Kingsport for 30 years and had been employed by Mason-Dixon Lines for 21 years.  He was General Superintendent of Maintenance at the time of his illness.  Mr. Hilton's home was at 232 Gravely Rd., Kingsport .

He was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his widow, Georgia Lane Hilton; two children, William Hilton Jr., and Robert Lee Hilton, both in the Air Force and stationed at Knoxville; his mother, Mrs. W. M. Moore, Bristol; three brothers, John, Bristol, Charles and Cassel, Kingsport; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Lynn Garden Baptist Church with the Rev. J. L. Trent, the Rev. Ralph Cook and the Rev. Stewart Widener in charge.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Frank Jones, Homer Fleming, Lon Webb, James Moles, Everett Rash, Sidney Norris, Joe Harvey, Frank Eaton.

The body is to be removed Friday at 4 p.m. to the home from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Thursday, November 4, 1954)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

John Harry Hincher

NORTON, Va. — John Harry Hincher, 81, passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2008, at the home of his son in Norton.
He was a member of the Norton United Methodist Church. He was a retired engineer from Verizon Communications and a member of the Pioneers Organization of Telephone Company Members. John served in the United States Navy during World War II and served four years in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a past member of the Coeburn Kiwanis Club. He was an honorary member of the Norton Fire Department which he served as a volunteer for twenty years. He worked many years as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, Troup #60, for which he was awarded the Order of the Arrow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur W. and Cora Flanary Hincher; wife of 54 years, Laura Jane Brummitte Hincher; sisters, Lillian, Beatrice and Lucille Hincher, Louise Hincher Fleenor, and Janie Hincher Cruey; brother, Allen Hincher; and a nephew, Jim Hincher.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Cathy Hincher, Norton, Va., Bill and Elaine Hincher, Bluefield, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Hincher Rigg and Randy Rigg, Wise, Va.; grandchildren, Jonathan Hincher and his wife, Kristen, Asheville, N.C., Elizabeth Rigg Thomas and her husband, Hunter, Roanoke, Va., Ben Rigg, Wise, Va., Christopher Hincher, Bluefield, W.Va., Katie Hincher, Bluefield, W.Va.; beloved cousin, Bruce Rose.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Smith officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites conducted by local veterans groups. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 349, Norton, Va. 24273.
Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Jane (Brummitte) Hincher

NORTON, Va. - Laura Jane Brummitte Hincher, 71, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (July 2, 2005) at Norton Community Hospital.

Born Nov. 28, 1933 to the late William (Bill) Brummitte and Effie Sturgill Brummitte, she was of the Methodist faith. Laura was a former active member of both the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Norton Fire Department and the Norton Band Boosters Association.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John H. Hincher; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Cathy Hincher, Norton, Va., and Bill and Elaine Hincher of Bluefield, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Randy Rigg of Wise, Va. Her mother, Effie S. Brummitte survives her, as well as grandchildren, Johnathan Hincher and his wife Kristen, Hendersonville, N.C., Christopher Hincher, Bluefield, W.Va., Ben Rigg, Wise, Va., Elizabeth Rigg, Wise, Va., and Katie Hincher, Bluefield, W.Va.

The Hincher family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Services will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. to journey to Powell Valley Memorial Gardens where graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m.

Kingsport Times News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille Evelyn Hincher

WISE, Va. - Lucille Evelyn Hincher, 89, died Wednesday (May 9, 2001) at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Wise.

She was a retired nurse and former member of the Tacoma United Methodist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Cora Flanary Hincher.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Hincher; and sister, Janie Cruey.

Surviving are a brother, John Hincher, Norton, Va.; sister, Louise Fleenor, Bristol, Tenn.; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tacoma Cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va. is serving the Hincher family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Lakie (Lawson) Hipps

HUDSON, N.C. - Mildred Lakie Lawson Hipps , 70, Raintree Drive, died Tuesday ( Dec. 23, 1997 ) at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born on June 19, 1927 in Scott County , Va. , she was a retired waitress with Miller's Restaurant, Highland Avenue in Hickory , N.C. She was known to many as "Mom''.

She was prededed in death by her parents, Patrick Henry Lawson and Betty Jane Hill Minnich.

Surviving are a daughter, Janie Kilgore, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jennifer Hipps , Hudson, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kristy Morris, Jordan Hipps , Stevie Hipps and Jacob Hipps ; a sister, Ruth DeFreece, of Kingsport; two brothers, Hubert Lawson and Rhea Lawson, both of Kingsport; and 12 half-brothers and sisters, all of Kingsport and Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Catawba Funeral Home, Hickory , N.C.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Nicky Waters officiating.

Burial will be at Catawba Memorial Park .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Stella "Willie" Elizabeth Adams Hite
Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors

MT. CARMEL - Stella "Willie" Elizabeth Adams Hite, born May 24, 1921, passed from this life Tuesday, (May 1, 2007), at the home of her daughter.

Although she attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church for many years, Stella was of the Baptist faith. She had lived in the Church Hill/Mount Carmel community for 57 years.

Preceding her in death was her husband, David Isaac Hite; a daughter, Margaret Louise; her father and mother, Wilbur Patton and Inza Bowens Adams; brothers, Billy Monroe and Floyd Adams; and sisters, Agnes Adams Fields, Berty Adams Mallory, Alice Adams McClain, Nanny Adams Thompson, and Rachel Adams Lawson.

Surviving are her children, Johnny and Sherry Hite of New Bryton, Pa., Dora Wagner of Gray, Loretta and Ralph Adams of Gray, Harold and Betty Hite of Mt. Carmel, David Hite of Nolachuckey, Robert Hite of the home, Inza and Clark Gibson of Rogersville, Rev. Paul and Mae Hite of St. Clair, Iva and Jeff Peterson of Monroe, N.C, Tim and Elizabeth Hite, and Wilbur and Kathy Hite of Rogersville; 28 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; brothers, Elmer and Ernest Adams of Cliff Mountain; sisters, Beatrice Adams Bradley of Knoxville, Opal Adams Richerds of Kingsport, and Betty Adams Hall of Ohio.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Also any time at the home of Wilbur Hite, 1191 Longs Bend Road, Rogersville, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Hite officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gunnings Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Tim Hite, Chance Byington, Abe Hite, Sean Cowan, Cody Newland, Dustin Newland, Thomas Massengill, John David Forbis, and Johnny Fugate.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Stella "Willie" Hite.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carl Bruce "Doc" Hobbs

KINGSPORT - Carl B. "Doc" Hobbs, 73, passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday evening (Oct. 16, 2001). He was born February 13, 1928 in Scott County, Va.

He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Penn-Dixie Cement Company after 46 years of service. Carl was of the Christian faith. He loved farming and raising cattle.

Carl was a loving, faithful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Carl was preceded in death by his father, John Houston Hobbs; his mother, Letha Starnes Hobbs; three brothers, Edgar Lee Hobbs, Lowell Glenn Hobbs and Eugene Hobbs.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Hazel Bellamy Hobbs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl Bruce II and Patsy Hobbs, Randall Earl and Jane Hobbs; two granddaughters, Tiffany Hobbs Domby and husband Chad, and Amanda Joy Hobbs; two grandsons, Tyler Patton Hobbs and John Randall Hobbs; a great-granddaughter, Peyton Nicole Domby; three sisters, Lottie Flanary, Faye Robinette and Sue Powers; a brother and sister-in-law, Garnie and Haven Hobbs; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; a special friend, Damon (Spunky) Boggs.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence, 613 Unionhill Street, or at the homes of either son.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Danny West officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunbridge-Hillside Manor Nursing Home, 3641 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Coy Lynn Hobbs

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - Coy L. Hobbs, 59, of 9936 175th St., Chippewa Falls, Wis., town of Anson, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice.

He was born Sept. 28, 1943 in Kingsport to Eliza Het (Gardner) and Gladstone Washington Hobbs. In 1961, he graduated from high school in Baileyton, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, serving in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged, he moved to Antioch, Ill.

Coy married Farrell L. Vogler on Aug. 9, 1969 at Zion Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. They lived in Kenosha, Wis., until moving to Chippewa Falls in 1972. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and received a degree in appliance service. He was employed for National Presto Industries for 13 years and then was employed for four years at Gordy's Hardware Hank as sporting goods buyer and floor manager. He returned to National Presto Industries in 1997, where he was presently employed.

He was a faithful member of Hope United Methodist Church in Eau Claire, Wis. He was a shooting enthusiast, enjoying reloading shells and hunting. He also loved photography.

Coy was a loving and faithful husband, father, brother and friend. He fought a good fight and won the race and is now in glory in heaven.

He was preceded in death by his father and his father-in-law, Leonard Vogler.

Survivors include his wife, Farrell Hobbs of Chippewa Falls; three sons, Jay Lynn (Sheila) Hobbs of Gray, Timothy Coy (Carlen) Hobbs of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tobias Michael (Cheryl) Hobbs of Apache Junction, Ariz.; his mother, Eliza Hobbs of Baileyton, Tenn.; a sister, Judy (Bobby) Greenlee of Lost Mountain, Tenn.; a brother, Ralph (Judy) Hobbs of Athens, Tenn.; his mother-in-law, Alice Vogler of Chippewa Falls; nieces; nephews; and friends.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday at Hope United Methodist Church in Eau Claire.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Friday at the church with the Rev. Don Gribble officiating.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, 44 E. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls, Wis. 54729 is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Earl Pascal Hobbs

KINGSPORT - Earl Pascal Hobbs, 89, of Gray Road, Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Jan. 3, 2004).

Mr. Hobbs was born on July 27, 1914 in Hiltons, Va., in the Beech Grove community. He resided in Washington County for the last 55 years. He was a dairy farmer and beef cattle farmer for most of his life. Mr. Hobbs was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be missed by all.

He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Mr. Hobbs was preceded in death by his father, Henry N. Hobbs; his mother, Bonnie Hobbs; five sisters, Maxie Jewell Hobbs, Vilace Monk, Ethel Myers, Kate Hatfield and May Arnold; five brothers, Gordon Hobbs Sr., Dewey Hobbs, Dale Hobbs, Garland Hobbs and Hoover Hobbs.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Inez M. Hobbs; one son, Rev. Dr. E. Dwight Hobbs and wife Donna L. of Elizabethton; and two grandchildren, William David Hobbs and Damaris Ann Hobbs of Elizabethton; three sisters, Charmie Hobbs Lee and Monnie Flo Hobbs of Kingsport and Emma Rouse of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Michael Oaks of University Parkway Baptist Church, the Rev. Gene Hughes and the Rev. Steve Pate of Harmony Baptist Church officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home no later than 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in order to go in procession to the cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be John Hughes, Joe Dean, Dennis Robins, John W. Murphy Jr., Jimmy Monk and Lynes Sherfey.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eleanor Marie (Hobbs) Cox

Eleanor Hobbs Cox, 72, died Sunday evening, January 1, 2012, at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle D. Hobbs. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles E. Cox, her mother, Ethel Galloway Hobbs, both of Kingsport; three children and four grandchildren including son and daughter-in-law Charles (Ernie) and Leanne Cox of Kingsport, daughters and sons-in-law, Christine Cox and Michael Larson of Durham, NC, and Susan and Jeffrey Small of Augusta, GA; grandchildren, Lily Rains of Durham, NC; Caroline, Terry and Thomas Johnson of Augusta, GA; and her sister and brother in law, Jean and Glen Light of St. Louis, MO; a large extended family and many dear friends.

Eleanor was born in 1939 in Kingsport and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1957, and Virginia Intermont College in 1959. Eleanor joined the First Methodist Church in her teens and remained a faithful member the rest of her life. She belonged to the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class, the Women's Circle and served on the Altar Guild. She was active in several organizations in the community including the Long Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Kingsport Book Club, Questers, the Junior League, Friends of Allandale and the Garden Guild of Ridgefields.

Eleanor loved sports, playing tennis and golf and watching basketball and football. She enjoyed travel and with her husband Charles, visited most of the states and made several trips to Europe, including England and Scandinavian countries. She was an avid gardener throughout her life along with many other interests and talents.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Weikel and Rev. Will Lauderback officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, TN 37662 or to the charity of one's choice.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families are – Jayne, Freeman)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Eliza Hett (Gardner) Hobbs

BAILEYTON - Eliza Gardner Hobbs, 85, Brunner Street, died Thursday morning (April 29, 2004) at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Rol and Georgia Ann Brown Gardner.

Mrs. Hobbs was a member of Baileyton Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, G.W. Hobbs; son, Coy Lynn Hobbs; sisters, Edith McClain and Willie Lowe; and brothers, Austin Gardner, Dennis Gardner and Coy Gardner.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bobby Greenlee of Baileyton; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Judy Hobbs of Athens, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Farrell Hobbs of Chippewa Fall, Wis.; grandchildren, Rachel Hobbs, Jay Hobbs, Timmy Hobbs, Toby Hobbs, Tara Hensley, Kristi Brown and Rocky Greenlee; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Hensley, Eliza Kathryn Brown, Brayden Greenlee, Michael Thornburg and Matthew Thornburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Gale and Dorothy Gardner of Baileyton; sister-in-law, Ruby Gardner of Greeneville; several nieces and nephews; special friend and neighbor, Evelyn Cooter.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday preceding the funeral service at 6 p.m. at Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Nathan Sawyer officiating.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Cemetery at Baileyton. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Sunday for the 2 p.m. graveside service.

It is requested that memorials be made to Baileyton United Fire Department, c/o Brad Ball, 7855 Baileyton Road, Greeneville, Tenn. 37745.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eugene Hobbs

OAKLAND, Calif. - Eugene Hobbs , 78, died Monday (Aug. 2, 1999) in Oakland.

He was a native of Scott County, but had lived his adult life in California. He was a Career Military Veteran, where he was a Chief Petty Officer. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 20 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Huston and Letha M. Starnes Hobbs ; brothers, Edgar L. Hobbs and Lowell G. Hobbs .

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Hasten Hobbs , Oakland, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Lottie B. Hobbs Flanary, and Mrs. Ada Faye Hobbs Robinette, both of Gate City; brothers, Carl B. Hobbs and Garney E. Hobbs , both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial was in Oakland, Calif.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Garland Hobbs

KINGSPORT - Garland Hobbs, born Feb. 25, 1921, went to his eternal resting place Friday (Jan. 12, 2001).

He was a veteran in World War II, and survived the third wave of the Normandy Invasion. A former employee of Tennessee Eastman, he later opened a grocery store, in what was then known as �Long Island�. He was an entrepreneur in the Kingsport area in housing, real estate and land development.

He was truly loved by his family and friends. A grandfather who took his grand boys hunting and fishing, he was a truly avid sportsman. He was always a friend to those who needed a helping hand.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Nathan Henry Hobbs; four brothers; four sisters; daughter, Donna; and granddaughter, McKaelyn.

Surviving are his wife of 55 1/2 years, Lucille Fugate Hobbs, of the home; daughter, Caralyn Culbertson, Kingsport; three grandsons, Landon Taylor, Kingsport, John Culbertson, Wilmington, N.C., and Ashley Taylor, Kingsport; special friends, Roger and Jane Humphreys; sisters, Charmie Lee, Kingsport, Mae Arnold, Johnson City, Monnie Flo Hobbs, Kingsport, and Emma June Rouse, Hiltons, Va.; and brother, Earl Hobbs, Jonesborough.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, and anytime at the home, 150 Anco Drive, Kingsport, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Hite and Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating.

Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 27664; the Christine LaGuardia Cancer Center; or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele�s Rd., Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Garnie Earl Hobbs

CHURCH HILL — Garnie Earl Hobbs, 75, passed away Monday (Sept. 3, 2007) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Slant, Va. on July 30, 1932 and was the son of the late John H. Hobbs and Letha Starnes Hobbs. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea and retired from CSX Railroad after 30 years of service. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Clay Lodge #386, Church Hill and Jericho Temple Shriner.

Mr. Hobbs was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, a deacon, and sang in the choir. He loved the people and children of the church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene Hobbs, Edgar Hobbs, Glenn Hobbs and Carl Hobbs.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Haven Collins Hobbs; sons, Stephen A. Hobbs and wife, Julie, Little Rock, Ark., and Shannon R. Hobbs and wife, Joyce, Church Hill; grandchildren, Jessica Hobbs, Emily Hobbs and Zane Hobbs; sisters, Lottie Flanary, Gate City, Va., Faye Robinette, Kingsport and Sue Powers, Franklin, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Gloria Hobbs, California and Hazel Hobbs, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence.

Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. conducted by the Clay Lodge #386.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten, Jr., the Rev. Gene Hammond and the Rev. Glen Ketron officiating.

Music will be provided by Tyler Hobbs, Gene Hammond and nieces Judy, Glenda, and Bobbie.

Military graveside services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Hammond Post No. 3/Gate City Post No. 265 presenting the honors. The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Collins, Daniel Collins, Bill Flanary, Greg Hopkins, Tyler Hobbs, John Hobbs, Bruce Hobbs, Randall Hobbs, Edgar Ray Robinette and Bob Moore.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Alley, Donnie Alley, Ronnie Alley, Tim Wooten, Joel Wooten, James Hammonds, Bill Ball, Douglas Larkin, Joe Davidson, and Junior Herndon.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gene Lee Hobbs

August 27, 1940 - July 9, 2014

Gene Lee Hobbs, 73, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Hobbs was born August 27, 1940 in Hawkins County, Tennessee a son of the late Lloyd Lee Hobbs and Cornelia Maude Bray Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith. He was currently employed with the City of Kingsport working in the Area Transit Services department having served fourteen years. He was retired with thirty plus years of service from Eastman Chemical Company.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sue Hobbs; two sons, Bryan Gene Hobbs of Kingsport, TN and Stacy Lee Hobbs of Jacksonville, FL; three granddaughters, Kelista Noto and husband Chris, Krystal Hobbs and Kala Hobbs; one grandson, Gabriel Hobbs; five great grandchildren, Isaiah Noto, Emmanuel Noto, Macee Woods, Khalil Nelson and Kolby Nelson; two brothers, Jerry Hobbs of Kingsport, TN and Jonnie Hobbs and wife Linda of Gaithersburg, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm in the East Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN., 38105. .

East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN 37664; 423-288-2081; is honored to be serving the Hobbs family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hobbs, Hickam, Jayne, Quillin, White, Bray, Flanary, Smith,  Ison, Hensley, Peters)

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gladstone Ralph Hobbs

ATHENS — G. Ralph Hobbs, 71, of Athens, died Tuesday morning, (Jan. 15, 2013) at his residence. A native of Sullivan County, Tenn. and longtime resident of Athens, he was a son of the late Gladstone W. and Eliza Gardner Hobbs, and was also preceded in death by a brother Coy Lynn Hobbs.

He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, and had been the Supervisor of the Headstart-Family Resources Agency until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Beam Hobbs of Athens, two daughters and one son-in-law, Tara Elizabeth and Neil Hensley of Unicoi, Colo., and Rachel Leigh Hobbs of Winston Salem, N.C.; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step daughters; and one stepson-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bobby Greenlee of Greeneville, Tenn.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church, 269 CR 516, Etowah, Tenn. 37331.

Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is serving the family of G. Ralph Hobbs.

 

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hobbs, Hickam, Jayne, Quillin, Agee)

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Inez (Murphy) Hobbs

JONESBOROUGH - Inez Murphy Hobbs, 80, of Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Feb. 28, 2005) at her home.

Mrs. Hobbs was born in Scott County, Va., however, spent the last 57 years in the Harmony community of Jonesborough. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

She loved farming, cooking, gardening, and working with her flowers. She thought the world of her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

Preceding Mrs. Hobbs in death were her husband, Earl Hobbs (Jan. 3, 2004); and her parents, John and Osta Murphy.

Surviving are her son, Rev. E. Dwight Hobbs and wife Donna of Elizabethton; one grandson, William David Hobbs; one granddaughter, Damaris Ann Hobbs; one sister, Beulah Jones of Kingsport; two brothers, John W. Murphy Jr. of Kingsport and Eugene Murphy of Plainwell, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Pate and the Rev. Mike Guinn officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be John Hughes, Joe Dean, Joe Robbins, Lynnus Sherfey, David Jones and Jerry Murphy.

Members of her Sunday School class at Harmony Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Franklin "J. Frank" Hobbs

BAILEYTON — James "J. Frank" Hobbs, 73, Main Street, Baileyton, died Friday (April 3, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was retired from Eastman Chemical Company and of the Baptist faith. J. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and he was a caring individual who will be missed by those whose life he touched.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie Ena Hobbs; father, James Haskell Hobbs; sister, Carolyn Money.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 48 years, Maxiene Hobbs; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Wendy Hobbs, Advance. N.C., Michael and Lisa Hobbs, of Kingsport; grandchildren, Tucker, Emma, Emily and Riley Hobbs; nephew, whom he thought of as a son, Jody Money and his wife, Jeana, of Fall Branch; great niece, Haley Money; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann and Franklin Stanton, of Greeneville, Linda and Pete Burns, Marilyn Brown and her fiancé, Dickie Casteel, all of Baileyton, Kaye and Sammy Woods, of Rogersville; several special nieces and nephews .

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with Minister Wade McAmis officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Cemetery at Baileyton. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery for the committal services.

Pallbearers will be Brian Burns, Doug Burns, Lorn Brown, Rob Bailey, Jordan Bowman, Tyler Bowman.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary Crawford, Jim Carmack, friends and neighbors.

Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kenzlei Adair (Hickman) Hobbs

Kingsport, TN - Kenzlei Adair Hickman Hobbs, 28, Kingsport, TN passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Kenzlei was born March 21, 1985 to Kimberly Dockery Hickman and Mike Hickman.

She is preceded in death by her grandmothers, Ruby Carolyn Hickman and Willie Fink; uncle, Robbie Hawkins; and Tony Fink.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin Hobbs, Kingsport, TN; two daughters Kealy Candyn Hobbs Kingsport, TN; Paislee Karaline Rayne Hobbs, Kingsport, TN; one son Blaise Christian Josiah Hobbs, Kingsport, TN; her mother, Kimberly Dockery Hickman and fiance, Daniel Christian, Mount Carrnel, TN; father, Mike Hickman and wife, LeAnna, Surgoinsville, TN; sister, Mekia Hickman, Clarksville, TN; grandparents, Kenneth Edd and Phyllis Dockery, Hiltons, VA; step sister, Emily Michelle Rhoton, Surgoinsville, TN; step brother, Cody Wade Rhoton, Surgoinsville, TN; aunts Tammy Ball and husband, Randy, Church Hill, TN; uncles, Edward Hawkins and wife, Katherine and Chris Fink and wife, Mary Jane, Rogersville, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other time at the residence of her mother, Kim Hickman and at the residence of her father, Mike Hickman. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Raymond Hammond officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. J.R. Dockery, Ray Blair, Matt Lawson, B.J. Carnes, Anthony Hagee, and Cody Rhoton will serve as pallbearers. Amanda Davis and Emily Rhoton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to Gate City Funeral Home or to New Peoples Bank in the name of Kevin Hobbs for Kenzlei Hobbs.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Kenzlei Adair Hickman Hobbs.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Leota Marie (Jones) Hobbs

KINGSPORT - Leota Marie (Jones) Hobbs , 83, went to be with the Lord after a brief illness on Wednesday (May 19, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on June 23, 1915, and spent most of her adult life in the Morrison City area of Kingsport. She was a loving mother to five children, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. "J.B."` Hobbs ; parents, Benjamin H. and Addie Lou (Grim) Jones and one brother, Benjamin Jones Jr.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Janie) Puckett, Mrs. W. Leroy (Doris) Puckett, Mrs. Guy (Barbara) Sanders and Ms. Kathy Cloninger, all of Kingsport; son, John E. "J.E." Hobbs , Kingsport; brothers, Carl E. Jones and Ralph Jones, both of Scott County, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Newland and Mrs. Harold (Francis) Rector, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Eddie Whitley, the Rev. Ray Garland and the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. The family requests that everyone meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille (Fugate) Hobbs

KINGSPORT - Lucille F. Hobbs, 83, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Monday, (May 28, 2007).

She was born in Scott County, Va. and was of the Christian faith. She was self-employed and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret Ella Bowlin and Thomas Henry Fugate; husband, Garland Hobbs; daughter, Donna Taylor; and granddaughter, McKaelyn Manis; three brothers, Joe Fugate, Waco Fugate and Milburn Fugate; and one sister, Flo Stafford.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Culbertson of Georgia; three grandsons, Landon Taylor of Kingsport, Ashley Taylor and wife, Racel of Blountville, and John Culbertson of Florida; two great-grandsons, Creek Culbertson of Florida and Keanen Taylor of Blountville; one sister, Peggy Templeton of Gate City; and one brother, Freddie Fugate of Hiltons.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dwight Hobbs and Rev. Paul Hite officiating.

A commital service will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Lucille F. Hobbs.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lyle Decatur Hobbs

KINGSPORT - Lyle D. Hobbs, 82, 2212 Montrose Avenue, died Sunday evening (Oct. 15, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he was a pilot with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. He later was a flight instructor and trained many people in the Tri-Cities area to fly.

Mr. Hobbs was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and active in the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class. He was employed with Eastman Kodak for 42 years retiring from Tennessee Eastman as a project manager in the engineering department in 1981.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ben and Clara Jayne Hobbs; two brothers; and a sister.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Ethel Galloway Hobbs, Kingsport; two daughters, Eleanor Cox and husband Charles, Kingsport and Jean Light and husband Glen, St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Christine E. Cox, Durham, N.C., Susan Cox Johnson and Charles E. "Ernie" Cox, both of Kingsport and Patrick Light, Florissant, Mo., and Allison Light Kreiger, St. Louis, Mo.; six great-grandchildren, Haley Light, Nathan Light, Lily Margaret Rains, Caroline Johnson, Terry Johnson, Thomas Lyle Johnson; mother-in-law, Sarah Freeman Galloway, Kingsport; one sister, Alma Webb, Kingsport; one niece and one nephew.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel, downtown with Dr. Ted W. Hagen II officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

(One of the Scott Co ancestral families – Jayne)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgie Ena (Wilcox) Hobbs

GREENEVILLE — Virgie Ena Wilcox Hobbs, 94, of Baileyton Main Street, Greeneville, died Saturday night (Nov. 22, 2008) at Laughlin Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She was the widow of the late James Haskell Hobbs.
Survivors include her five children, J. Frank Hobbs, Linda Burns, Marilyn Brown, all of Baileyton, Joann Stanton of Greeneville, Kaye Woods of Rogersville; 10 precious grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister: Bonnie Flanary of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home. The Rev. Jerry Hall and the Rev. Ginger Isom will officiate.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to Zion Cemetery at Baileyton for the 11 a.m. committal service.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virgie (Carter) Hobbs

VINTON, Va. - Mrs. Virgie Carter Hobbs, 75, formerly of Roanoke, died Friday morning [11/9/1973] at her home in New Port Richey, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, Roy M. Hobbs Sr.; son, Roy M. Jr., Baltimore; daughters, Mrs. R. B. Moore and Mrs. Henry White, both of Rt. 1, Goodview, Va., and Mrs. John W. Ferguson, Roanoke; brothers, Ezra J. Carter of Nashville and Ermine L. Carter, Hiltons, Va.; sister Mrs. Sylvia Edwards, New Port Richey, Fla.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Carter Hobbs of Vinton, Va., will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist Church in Roanoke. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Garden. Friends may call at the Lotz Funeral Home, 305 Washington Ave., Vinton, after 6 p.m. Monday.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgie Estelle (Harris) Hobbs

KINGSPORT — Virgie Harris Hobbs, 95, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord early Monday morning, (Sept. 17, 2007), following a brief illness.

She was born in Nickelsville, Va., but had resided in Kingsport since 1952. Virgie was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all that knew her.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Glenn Hobbs, in 1977; a daughter, Thelma Jean Henderson, in 1998; a grandson, Dwayne Shelton, in 1996; her parents, Floyd "F.C." and Eliza Vicars Harris; two brothers, Leonard and Larlin Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are one daughter, Louise Hobbs Jernigan, Kingsport; one son, Ernest Hobbs and wife, Clarice, Blountville; seven grandchildren, Tammy and Eric Henard, Michael and Natalie Hobbs, Christy Jennings, Carey and Mark Skeens, Paula and Todd Broughton, Andy and Jenny Hobbs and Sonya and Mark McCrary; 15 great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Paul Henderson; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Beulah Johnson.

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

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

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

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Virgie Hobbs.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara E. (Lane) Sexton Hodge

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Barbara E. Hodge, 75, a resident of Wellmont Hospice House, went home to be with the Lord at 2:07 p.m. Saturday ( March 31, 2001 ) at the center.

Born in Pikeville , Ky. , a daughter of the late John B. and Hannah Branham Lane , she had resided in the Bristol area since 1966, having moved there from Raymond , Wash.

Mrs. Hodge retired from Bristol Memorial Hospital in 1986, after 13 years of service as a CNA. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church in Gate City , Va.

Mrs. Hodge will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville H. “Shorty” Hodge, on January 17, 2001 ; and by a daughter, Shirley Lynn Sexton; and a brother, J.B. Lane .

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-laws, Patricia and John Beach, Bristol, Va., Wanda and J.W. Bentley, Kingsport, Yvonne and Tom Dillard, Bristol, Tenn., Phylliss and Jim Byrd, Gate City, Va.; five grandsons, Robbie Nelson, Jay Warren Bentley, Mark Dillard, Michael Dillard and James Byrd; two granddaughters, Jennifer Dobbins and Mary Ellen Dillard; four great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters; three brothers, Grover Lane, Niceville, Fla., Leonard �Jessie� Lane, Gate City, Va., Jimmy Lane, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol , Tenn. , and at other hours at the residences of the daughters.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Watson officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Rev. George Willis will officiate.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Robbie Nelson, Jay Warren Bentley, Mark Dillard, Michael Dillard, James Byrd, Jr., and Mike Dobbins.

Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law: John Beach, J.W. Bentley, Tom Dillard and Jim Byrd.

Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home by 12 noon Tuesday and then proceed to the cemetery.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road , Bristol , Tenn. 37620 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Ella Sue (Lane) Hodges

GATE CITY , Va. - Ella Sue Hodges, 84, entered peacefully into heavenly rest with her daughters by her side, Wednesday ( March 8, 2006 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. on Sept. 2, 1921 to the late Ezra Edward Lane and Lillian Grace Shelton Lane . Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, Edward Lane .

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy in her life was her family. She was a Christian and a member of Morrison City Christian Church where she was very active before her illness.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 65 years, Ray E. Hodges, Johnson City; daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Diana and Buck Rogers, Gray, Sharon and Charlie Starnes, Gate City, Va.; cherished grandsons, Phillip Ray Rogers and wife, Jill, Gray, Chris Starnes, Gate City, Va.; the light of her life, great-grandson, Brady Ray Rogers, Gray; sister, Mary Jo McDavid, Weber City, Va. and nephew, Samuel Layne McDavid and wife, Pam, Church Hill. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews in the Hodges family.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday at Morrison City Christian Church, 1/4 mile from red light on East Carters Valley Road ).

Services will be held at 1 p.m. with Ministers Bob Underwood and Grant Miller officiating.

Music will be provided by Gary and Chris Quillen.

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

Pallbearers will be Phillip Rogers, Chris Starnes, David Reed, Bob Copas, Nile Shoemaker, Ray Dean, Mark McArthur and Gary Quillen.

The family would like to express special thanks to her caregiver and friend of 14 months, Diane Davis and also express special appreciation to Dr. Steve Hodges, Dr. Steve Holt and caregiver, Wendy Tapp.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Mrs. Hodges' name to St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital or Morrison City Christian Church, P.O. Box 4006 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ray Eldridge Hodges

GATE CITY , Va. - Ray E. Hodges entered peacefully into Heavenly rest with his family and his minister, Bob Underwood, by his side Saturday ( April 29, 2006 ), at Northside Hospital in Johnson City .

He had been a resident of Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City since August of 2005. Prior to that he had lived all his adult life in the Daniel Boone community of Gate City . He went home to be with God and his beloved wife of sixty-five years, Ella Sue Hodges, who passed away on March 8, 2006 .

He was the last surviving child of the late David Edward and Myrtle Bolton Hodges and was born in Washington County, Tenn. on May 10, 1920.

He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Mr. Hodges grew up on a farm in the Boones Creek community and graduated from Boones Creek High School where he played football and basketball. He began working at Tennessee Eastman Company in April of 1941 and retired in February of 1983 as a supervisor in the Organic Chemical Division with forty-two years of service to the company.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army from September of 1943 to August of 1945.

Beginning in the 1970's, he was the first chairman of the Scott County Water and Sewage Authority and served on that Board for over fourteen years. He was also a former member of the Daniel Boone Ruritan Club, having served as president.

He was a devoted member of the Christian church. He gave his life to God as a teenager and was a member of Hales Chapel Christian Church in Gray. After moving to Scott County in the 1940's, he began attending Clinchport Christian Church until the flood of 1977 destroyed the church and then he and his family moved their membership to Morrison City Christian Church. He served as an Elder in the Christian Church for over 60 years and served as superintendent of Sunday Schools, served as teacher of the adult class and was very active in all other aspects of his church until his illness.

Mr. Hodges' greatest joys in his life were his church and his devoted family. He was also an avid fan of all Gate City High School and University of Tennessee sports.

Preceding him in death, other than his wife and parents, were three brothers Kenneth Hodges, Gilbert Hodges, David Orlin Hodges; sister, Irene Hodges Buckingham.

He is survived by his devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Diana Rhea and Buck Rogers, of Gray and Sharon Sue and Charlie Starnes, of Gate City, Va.; his beloved grandsons, Phillip Ray and wife, Jill Rogers of Gray and Chris Starnes of Gate City, Va.; and the light of his life, who brought so much joy and love to him, his great grandson, Brady Ray Rogers of Gray.; sister-in-law, Charlotte Sue Hodges of Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Morrison City Christian Church (1/4 mile from the red light on East Carters Valley Road ) with Ministers Bob Underwood and Grant Miller officiating.

Music will be provided by Chris and Gary Quillen.

Family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery , with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post #265 and #3 of Gate City , Va.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Burks, David Reed , Bob Copas, Ray Dean, Bob Caldwell, Jack Brickey, Mike Lyons and Nile Shoemaker.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Phillip, Chris and Brady.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Cliff Wiggins, Dr. Tony Haley, Dr. James Myers and the doctors of Johnson City Internal Medicine for the care he received. They also wish to thank the nursing staff on the fifth floor dialysis unit of the Johnson City Medical Center , as well as the nursing staff on the 700 Wing at Northside Hospital in Johnson City for the compassionate and loving care given Mr. Hodges.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Mr. Hodges's name be made to either Morrison City Christian Church, P.O. Box 4006, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665 or to Grundy Mountain Mission School, One Hurley Street, Grundy, Va. 24614.

Gate City Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Phyllis Ann (Williams) Holder

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Phyllis Ann Holder, 67, went home to be with Jesus Sunday (April 26, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 12, 1941 in Kentucky to the late Clifford Williams and Mary Kathleen Lawson Williams.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Jimmy Williams.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Tommy Holder, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughter, Joy Fletcher and husband, Teddy, Hiltons, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Tina Holder, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Jimmy and Sabrina Holder, Kingsport, Mark and Wilma Holder, Surgoinsville; eight grandchildren, Bradley, Morgan, Taylor, Nathaniel, Jessica, Amanda, Bristyn, Brylee; six great-grandchildren, Mathew, Joseph, Cody, Luke, Leland and Whisper; two sisters, Donna Overland and Sharon Brown; three brothers, Glen Williams, Bobby Williams and Buddy Williams; special friend, Marie Dockery; 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 home.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh and Rev. George Willis officiating.

Music will be provided by Chris Holder and Higher Vision.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Mitchell Church Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Tenn. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Gene Holder, Teddy Fletcher, Billy Joe Dockery, Mickey Lane, Jimmy Holder and Chris Holder.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Smith, Mathew Smith and Kenny Burchfield.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

LCpl David Keith Holdway

May 18, 1945 – May 3, 1967

LCpl Holdway #2130624

MOS: 2533 Radio Telegraph Operator (It was Radioman in Vietnam).

Birth: May 18, 1945, Washington, DC

Death: May 3, 1967, Quang Tri, Vietnam

David was born in Washington, DC. His parents moved to Hyattsville, Maryland, where he attended school.

He enlisted in the Marines 17 November 1964 at the Baltimore Recruiting Office. When David arrived in Vietnam he was assigned to H & S Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.

David died as a result of gunshot wounds entering the base of his cervical spine and the right scapula area from hostile small arms fire while participating in Operation Beacon Star on Hill 881 North, about 8 kilometers west northwest of Khe Sanh Airfield.

David was single and served his country for 2 years, 5 months and 16 days. KIA# 11,858.

David was 21 years, 11 months and 15 days old.

David was buried 11 May 1967 with military honors.

Survived by his parents; Howard Barrett and Dorothy Elaine Holdway and his brother, John of 4913 56th Ave, Hyattsville, MD.

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co, VA

Plot: Section 12 Site 1709  

(David was a great grandson of Rev. Henry Preston Holdway and Josephine “Jodie” (Quillin) Holdway of Scott Co, VA)

Obituary from Findagrave.com, Memorial# 16730062

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Gardner Holdway

Robert G. Holdway, age 80, passed away on June 14, 2010.

He was the son of the late Rev. Henry G. and Grace Holdway. He was predeceased by his first wife Asta Holdway and his second wife Julia (Johnson) Holdway.

Bob served his country during the Korean War and after the service completed his college education. He worked as an electrical engineer for Delmarva Power, where he made significant contributions in the development of the portable transformer. He also worked with the Wilmington Housing Authority, helping low income families lower their energy costs. After his retirement he worked as a consultant for the Philadelphia Gas and Electric Company. He was a Deacon and Elder at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church and served on the building committee during the planning and construction of the church's new addition.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mildred I. Holdway; his children, Karen Fox and her husband John, and Linda Rose; his step-children, Jerri Laird and Karen Brinegan and her husband Larry; his sister, Betty Phillips and her husband William. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Christopher Fox, Kameron Hanson and Daniel Fox; and his great-granddaughter, Evelyn Fox. In addition he survived by the step-children from his second marriage and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm on June 17, at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy. , at Duncan Road , Wilmington , DE . A funeral service will be held at 11 am , on June 18, at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennan's Church Road , Wilmington , DE . Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park .

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church building fund.

 (from http://miva.delawareonline.com/, The News Journal, Wilmington , Del )

The News Journal, Wilmington , Del.
Submitted by Don Lane

Maudie Annalee (Lane) Hollon

SNEEDVILLE - Maudie Lane Hollon, 67, passed away Thursday ( April 28, 2005 ) at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville after a long illness.

Born in Scott County , she was a daughter of the late Jack E. and Genia Worfe Lane and had been a resident of Sneedville for 17 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hollon; three brothers, E.J. Lane , Paul Lane , and Oscar Lane ; and one sister, Darlene Hood.

Surviving are a sister, Betty and husband, Lee Tomlinson of Kingsport; brothers, Bruce and wife, Edith Lane of Clinchport, Va., and Haskell and wife, Becky Lane of Kingsport; a special niece and caregiver, Tangie Watson of Sneedville; a very special great-niece, Jessica Anderson of Sneedville; niece, Anita Vanover of Roanoke; nephews, Junior Hood of Morristown and Jackie Hood of Kingsport.; several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 12 noon today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village .

Services will be conducted at 12 noon today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by The Brotherhood.

Committal services will follow in the Gilreath Cemetery in Clinchport , Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Eva June Hommell

LOG LADEN TRUCK KILLS YOUNG GIRL

Eva June Hommell Instantly Killed When Hit by Truck Near Gate City , Va

(Special to The Times)

GATE CITY , Va. ,  Sept 23 -- Quick death today had snuffed the life of 9-year-old Eva June Hommell in the Williams Mill community northeast of here.

She died of injuries suffered when struck by a log-laden truck as she darted into its path from behind a wagon, investigating officers said they learned from witnesses at the scene.

The child's chest was crushed.

Sheriff J. E. Quillin and Highway Patrolman W. L. Holmes said the accident was apparently unavoidable, but that a technical charge of manslaughter was filed.

The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. yesterday.

Surviving are the girl's father, Henry H. Hommell; four brothers, Bill, Curtis, Owen, and Glendon; three sisters, Maudella, Lois, Bessie.  Her mother died a few years ago.  Her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hommell, also survive.  All live here.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Blair's Chapel church tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lester Webb of Kingsport , Tenn. officiating.  Burial will take place in the nearby cemetery.

Pall and flower bearers will be selected from neighbors and friends of the family.

The truck was driven by Jessie Sumner and was owned by Jerry and B. D. Ketron, all of Kingsport .  Bond was made for Sumner pending final disposition of the technical charge, officers said.

(Front-page story in Kingsport Times, Friday, September 23, 1938)

(Burial in Penley Cemetery , near Slabtown)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Jack Hommell

KINGSPORT — Jack Hommell, 67, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday night (June 21, 2009) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and lived the majority of his life in Tennessee. Jack attended Walnut’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Brownlow Hommell, Sr. and Callie Gilliam Hommell; a sister, Shirley Culbertson; along with a brother, Ronald Hommell.

Jack Hommell is survived by his brothers, William Everett Hommell and his wife, Marlies (Royal Oak, Mich.), Walter Brownlow Hommell, Jr. and his wife, Georgia (St. Paul, Minn.), Gary Eugene Hommell and his wife, Carolyn (Hartland, Mich.), Robert Theodore Hommell and his wife, Heather (Pine City, Minn.); his best friends, Bobby and Sherry Bullock (Kingsport); along with several nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Allen Hensley officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Walnut’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Bobby Bullock, Chad Darnell, Brad Darnell, Andrew Melon, Alvin Estep and Larry (Cotton) Lane serving as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jimmie Ray Hommel

August 13, 1939 - March 31, 2014

Jim Hommel, 74, was called to his heavenly home on Monday, March 31, 2014. He was born in Gate City, VA and had lived in California and Connecticut, spending most of his life in Kingsport. Jim was a 1957 graduate of Gate City High School. He was retired from Burlington and recently worked at Lowe’s. Jim was a born again Christian and member of Sunnyside Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and assistant Sunday school teacher. He loved the outdoors and his country.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Hommel and Mildred Taylor Hommel, and a sister, Judy Hayes.

Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Alberta Hubbard Hommel; two sisters, Brenda Rogers (Arthur) of Hollywood, AL, and Karen Anderson of Monteca, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-7:00 pm at Sunnyside Baptist Church. The service will follow at 7:00 pm with Dr. Roy Graves and Dr. Jack Parrott officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 1:00 pm at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chet Rogers, Bret Sumner, Kevin Sluder, Wade Sluder, Otto Botts, Shawn Botts, Hunter Botts and Jimmy Edwards. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Shelton, Chris Cooper, Leslie Dishon, Glenn Calhoun, Bill Whitemore, John Edd Wood, Johnny McClellan, Hagan McClellan, Larry Carter and special friend, Tim Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnyside Baptist Church Building Fund, 406 Cooks Valley Rd., Kingsport, TN 37664.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Julia Hommell

Gate City, Va.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Julia Hommell, 76, died at her home at Gate City, Route 2, Wednesday morning. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Goldie Tipton and Miss Maggie Hommell of Gate City, Farley, Huey, Walter, and Henry Hommell of Kingsport, Mrs. Lona Moody of Harlan, Ky., Mrs. Lillie Armstrong, Crab Orchard, W. Va., Mrs. Eva Cannoy of Gibson City, Ill., and two step-children, Alfred Hommell of Norton, Va., and Mrs. Rosa Dickson of Chuckey, Tenn. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, W. B. Hommell, died six years ago.

The body was taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Tipton, Thursday afternoon. Huff Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were to be conducted at 2 p. m., Friday at Blair's Chapel in Gate .City. The Rev. Harry Hudson of Bradford , Va. , and the Rev. Johnny Verrnillion of Gate City were to officiate. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery .

Kingsport Times; Dec. 19, 1947  

Olin C. Hommel

NEW PARIS, Ohio -- Olin Hommel, 28, was fatally injured when a train struck a car which he was driving.  Hommel was a former resident of Kingsport .

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Blair's Chapel with the Rev. Henry McCann and the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in the Blair Cemetery .

Survivors include the father, Henry Hommell, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Carter, Gate City, Mrs Alvin Horton, and Mrs. Roy Frasier, both of Miami, Fla.; three brothers, Glendon, Hollandale, Fla.; Bill and Curtis of Gate City.

The body will arrive at Scott County Funeral Home Monday morning.

(Kingsport News, Monday, November 14, 1955)

(Burial in Penley Cemetery , near Slabtown)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Paris Wayne Hommel

CHURCH HILL -- P. Wayne Hommel , 52, went home to be with the Lord Sunday (May 10, 1998).

He was an employee of Eastman Chemical Company and attended Lewis Lane Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hughie L. Hommel .

Surviving are his wife, Freda Hommel , of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Vickie) Hickman, Blountville; sons, Jeffery Hommel , Kingsport, and Terry Hommel , Blountville; stepsons, Willie Ray Stanley and Paul Wayne Stanley, both of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; his mother, Dessie Hommel , Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Overbay, Kingsport, Mrs. Albert (Doris) Gilliam, Blountville, Mrs. Don (Patsy) Barnette, Gray, and Mrs. Ken (Brenda) Martin, Atlanta, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Rosanell Hommel , Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home or anytime at the home, 107 Ripley Street, Church Hill, and at the home of Dessie Hommel , 1613 Arbor Place, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenny Hammonds and Elder R.J. Osborne officiating.

Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ronald Hommell

KINGSPORT - Ronald Hommell, 62, died Wednesday morning (May 29, 2002) after a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., where he resided most of his life.

Mr. Hommell was a retired construction worker and a lifetime member of the National Rifle and Hunting Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Callie Hommell.

Surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Mellons and husband Scott, Mount Carmel, and Gina Estep and husband Alvin, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Ashley Hommell, Andrew Mellons, Elissa Estep and Taylor Mellons; one sister, Shirley Culbertson, Kingsport; five brothers, Bill Hommell, Royal Oak, Mich., Walter "Junior'' Hommell, St. Paul, Minn., Jackie Hommell, Kingsport, Gary Hommell, Lansing, Mich., and Ted Hommell, Minnesota; special niece, Donna Darnell; and several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, or anytime at the daughters' homes.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.R. Pratt and the Rev. Roy Darnell officiating.

Burial will be in the Walnut Chapel Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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William Clyde Hommell

William C. Hommell, 40, died of a heart attack as he was completing work at Borden Mills at 10:30 p.m. Thursday [ 1/10/1957 ].

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital .

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen Cleek Hommell; three daughters, Carolyn, Frances and Debbie; and two sons, William Pat and Tommy Hommell, all of Weber City; his father, Henry Hommell, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Frazier and Mrs. Alvin Horton, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Ernest Carter, Gate City, Va.; and two brothers, Curtis, Gate City, and Glendon Hommell, Miami.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore 's Memorial Baptist Church , Gate City , Route 1.  The Rev. Youles Fields will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Floyd Begley, Floyd Copas, Smith Kestner, James Carter, Burl Cox, Avery Turner, Robert Thomas and Sheridan Tittle.

The body was taken to the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Susie Cleek, at 6 p.m. Friday from the McConnell Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, January 12, 1957)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

William Patton "Bunk" Hommell

GATE CITY, Va. - William Patton (Bunk) Hommell , 60, Terrace Avenue, departed this life Sunday (Oct. 31, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County, and worked at J.P. Stevens.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Clyde Hommell .

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Anneva Sanders Hommell , Gate City; sons, William Patton Hommell Jr., Kingsport, Bobby Jack Hommell , Gate City; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Joe and ''Crestee Hood'' Hommell , Gate City, David Randall and ''Amy Fultz'' Hommell , Norfolk, Va.; granddaughters, Heather Hommell and Abby Hommell ; grandsons, David Hommell , Matthew Hommell , Aaron Hommell, Dylan Hommell ; mother, Mary Ellen Cleek Hommell, Weber City; sisters, Carolyn Anderson, Mount Carmel, Frances Kay Spivey, Weber City, Deborah June France, Church Hill; brother, Thomas David Hommell, Weber City.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Boone officiating. Music by Living Water Trio.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Holston View Cemetery. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Ann (Phipps) Hood

June 18, 1947 - January 21, 2014

Barbara P. Hood, age 66 of Church Hill "won" her battle with cancer and joined her husband in Heaven on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Barbara was retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Hospital after 45 years of service. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and trips to Dollywood with her grandson Seth. Barbara was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church but had been attending Fudge's Chapel UMC with her daughter's family.

Preceding her in death are her husband of 37 years, Carl Douglas "Doug" Hood, and her father, Frank M. Phipps; in-laws, Hollie and Ona Hood.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Melissa Brooks and husband Johnny of Surgoinsville; grandson, Seth Brooks; mother, Froudia Bellamy Phipps; brother, Dana M. "Pee Wee" Phipps; sister and brother-in-law, Hattie Sue and J. D. Rhoton; niece, Christy Mullins and husband Brian; nephew, Tony Rhoton; and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2014 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will follow in the chapel with Pastor Tim Hodges officiating.

Graveside Service will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 24, 2014 in the Garden of Good Shepherd at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Barbara's honor to her grandson's youth group at Fudge's Chapel UMC, 245 Fudge's Chapel Road, Surgoinsville, TN 37873 or the American Cancer Society.

The family would like to thank Janice and Robert Brooks, Sandra Spell, Dr. Shipstone, Nurse Gene and Amedisys Hospice the compassion and care shown to Barbara and her family.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Barbara P. Hood.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Belle (Lane) Hood

PATTONSVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Belle Hood, 92-years-old, of Pattonsville, Va., died July 17, 2006 at Brookhaven Manor.

Born June 30, 1914 in Pattonsville, Va., she was a member of Roller Chapel Baptist Church and attended Red Hill Church in Pattonsville, Va. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a good wife, mother and grandmother.

Belle was a devoted wife of 74 years, and a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We would like everyone to know about her was she was a true light for Christ. She always wanted everyone to know how much she loved Jesus and how much Jesus loved us.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.M. Lane and Lou Ellen Lane; her husband, Ezra Hood; sister, Mary Lane Smith; and nephews, Craft, Coy and Ray Smith.

Surviving are one daughter, Eva Dell Hunter of Kingsport; grandsons, Michael Lawson and Randy Hunter; granddaughter, Zenderal Edwards and Pam Elliott; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Edith Hood Williams of Kingsport, Loddie Hood, Duffield, Va. and Ruth Hood of Clinchport, Va.; and lots of nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va. Friends are invited to call anytime at the home of Pam Elliott in Pattonsville.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Hood, the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. T.J. Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by The Way of The Cross Singers.

Committal graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Hood Family Cemetery in Pattonsville. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for services.

Pallbearers will be Dale Edwards, Mike Dorton, Cloise Smith, Jack Tomlinson, Robert Berry and Joshua Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Chris Dorton and Jeff Edwards.

Special thanks to Adventa Hospice Nurse, Fran, all the nurses on 100 wing at Brookhaven Manor; to Mike Fansler for all his help and kindness; to Kyle and Liz Pearcy.

Robinette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bessie Victoria (Joyner) Hood

GATE CITY, Va. - Bessie Victoria Hood, 89, 580 Anderson Circle, East Carters Valley, Gate City, Va., formerly of Route 3, Clinchport, Va., died Saturday (April 23, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. A native of Scott County, Va., she was a member of Robinette Memorial United Methodist Church in Fairview, Va. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Martha Robinette Joyner . She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Taylor F. M. Hood; four brothers and one sister; six stepsons and one step-daughter.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Billy C. (Martha) Bledsoe, East Carters Valley, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Daniel Mac (Cora) Bobrosky, Kingsport; one son, Robert 'R.C.' Hood, Kingsport; two stepsons, Leonard Hood, Weber City, Va., and Taylor A. Hood, Ellicott City, Md.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of Martha Bledsoe, East Carters Valley and at the home, Route 3, ( Fairview community), Clinchport, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Porter and the Rev. Billy Byrd officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ezra Edward Hood

PATTONSVILLE, Va. - Ezra Edward Hood, 94, passed away Nov. 21, 2005 at Brookhaven Manor.

He was born in Pattonsville, Va. on May 7, 1911. He was a farmer and also worked in the Burley Tobacco Market. He loved politics and was an avid Republican. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Liddle Pearcy Hood; one sister, Blanche Hood Berry; and two brothers, Garley Hood and Jay Hood.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Belle Lane Hood; one daughter and son-in-law, Eva Dell Smith and husband Jay of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Michael Lawson, Zenderal Edwards and Pam Elliott; seven great-grandchildren, Christy, Madison and Kayes Lawson, Leslie and Jeff Edwards, Chris Dorton, April Dorton Wilson and husband Zack; one sister, Edith Hood Williams of Kingsport; two sisters-in-law, Lottie Hood of Duffield, Va., and Ruth Hood of Clinchport, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va., or anytime at the home of his granddaughter, Pam Elliott in Pattonsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Hood and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hood Family Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Hood Family Cemetery in Pattonsville, Va. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery for services.

Pallbearers will be Mike Dorton, Greg Hood, T.J. Hood, Jack Tomlinson, Dale Edwards and Harold Roller.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hesicarr Lee “Carr” Hood

CLINCHPORT - Hesicarr (Carr) Hood of Clinchport Route 3 died in Munal Clinic in Kingsport at 5 p. m. Friday [3/8/1968] after a short illness.

A farmer, he was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended Purchase Ridge Church.

Surviving are daughters Mrs. Marcella Powers and Mrs. Jewel Amos of Kingsport; Doris and Tammy Hood, Clinchport; sons, Earl and Hubert, Gate City; Isaac, Kingsport, and M. D. Hood, Clinchport; his step-mother, Mrs. Bessie Hood, Clinchport; sister, Mrs. Ruby Stigall, Kingsport; half-sisters, Mrs. Martha Ruth Bledsoe, Weber City, and Mrs. Cora Ellen Bobroskey, St. Charles ; brothers, Elmer, Holly, Rufus, Leonard and Lonnie Hood, Clinchport, and T. Hood, Baltimore; and a half-brother, R. C. Hood, Kingsport.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Purchase Meth­odist Church. The Rev. Roy Jenkins, Rev. Wrightly SaIl­ing and Rev. Lester Smith will conduct the service. Bu­rial will be in the Hood fam­ily cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News 1968

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell

Howard H. Hood

LAUREL, Md. - Howard Hood, 66, of Laurel, Md., and formerly of Kingsport, died Saturday (Sept. 4, 1999) at Laurel Regional Hospital, Laurel, Md.

He was born in the Westview Community of Kingsport. He was a pianist for several local gospel groups.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry T. and Maude Larkin Hood ; several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his sisters, Jessie Castle, Kingsport, Ruhbye Martin, Bourne, Texas, Kathleen Pitts, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Henderson Hood , Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Dawn of Hope, 1500 E. Millard, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Monroe "Jay" Hood

DUFFIELD, Va. - John (Jay) Monroe Hood , 79, Route 3, went to be with the Jesus on Tuesday (Nov. 2, 1999) after an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was retired from A & L Construction and was also a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by one son, Buster Tyler Hood ; his parents, George and Lydia Hood ; one brother, Garley Hood .

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lottie Williams hood , of the home; daughter, Geneva Davidson, Big Stone Gap, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bob Reece, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, T.J. and Juanita Hood , Greg and Susan Hood , both of Duffield, Va.; eight grandchildren, Crystal Edens, Tammy Sloan, Steve and Matt Robinette, Sharon Bacon, Nick, Jake and Adam Hood ; five great-grandchildren, April and Michael Sloan, Caleb Edens, Blake Lawson and Joseph Bacon; one brother, Ezra Hood , Duffield; two sisters, Blanche Berry, Duffield, Va. and Edith Williams, Kingsport; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Louise Dulaney, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Duffield Funeral Home and also at the residence of Greg Hood .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood , Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Pastor Johnny Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by Brother Eddie Roberts and Scott Tipton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Williams Cemetery in the Dry Creek Community.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home for procession to the graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lottie Marie (Williams) Hood

DUFFIELD, Va. - Lottie Marie (Williams) Hood, 77, Duffield, Va., departed this life on Sunday (Nov. 5, 2006) after a lengthy illness.

Lottie was a homemaker. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Lottie was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Hood; her father, Albert Williams, Sr.; mother and stepfather, Louise and Everett Dulaney; one son, Buster Hood; four brothers, Albert Williams, Jr., Arthur Williams, Charlie Williams, and Kilton Dulaney; one sister, Elizabeth (Bea) Mendenhall.

She is survived by two daughters, Geneva Hood Davidson and Joyce Hood, both of Duffield, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Susan Hood, T.J. and Juanita Hood, all of Duffield, Va.; one brother and wife, Carson and Betty Dulaney, Franklin, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Virginia (Hood) Hobbs; three sisters-in-law, Ollie Williams, Duffield, Va., Ruth Hood, Duffield, Va., and Edith Williams, Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Crystal Edens, Steve and Matthew Robinette, Tammy Page, Sharon Hood, Nick, Jake and Adam Hood; nine great grandchildren, April Greene, Michael Sloan, Mackenzie Hood, Caleb and Sierra Edens, Joseph Bacon, Blake Lawson, Dakota and Andrea Worley; one great-great grandchild, Jayden Greene, several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends anytime at the Hood Homeplace or at the residence of either Greg or T.J. Hood.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Kenneth Neeley, Bro. Garry Hood and Bro. Johnny Duncan officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va. The family will meet at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mac David Hood

 

Kingsport, TN - Mac David Hood, 63, Kingsport, TN passed away, Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mac was born in Scott County, VA on August 16, 1949 to the late Carr and Maysie Lee Lane Hood.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Carr Hood, Jr., and sister-in-law, Loretta Hood preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Robbins Hood, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Marcella Hood Fleming and husband, Joe, Kingsport, TN, Jewell Hood Amos and husband, Carl, Kingsport, TN, Doris Hood Gilliam and husband, Larry, Kingsport, TN, and Tammy Hood Davidson and husband, DeWayne, NC; brothers, Earl Hood and wife, Lois, Gate City, VA, Hubert Hood and wife, Betty, Gate City, VA, and I.J. Hood, Duffield, VA; step daughter, Vickie Gallagher, OH; step sons, Quinton Adams and Laura, OH and Frank Adams, OH; step grandchildren, Jessee Adams and Austin Gallagher; special nieces, Amanda Browning and Sandy Hammonds; special nephews, Charles Amos and Patrick Davidson; special great nieces, Maysie Amos and Montana Hood; along with several other nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 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. Mike Anglin and Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Robbins Cemetery, Fairview, VA. Larry Gilliam, Patrick Davidson, James Powers, Bobby Oaks, DeWayne Davidson, Charles Amos, and Eugene Stapleton will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., Thursday to go in procession to the graveside service.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mac David Hood.  

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

William Elmer Hood

William Elmer Hood, 63, Rt. 3, Clinchport, Va., was dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital early Saturday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack on the job at The Mead Corp.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he attended Purchase Methodist Church and was a member of Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hazel Delia Hood; daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Begley, Kingsport; Mrs. Ida Lou Kaylor, Fort Blackmore; Mrs. Patsy Bishop, Kingsport; Mrs. Alma Adams, Weber City; Miss Londa Hood and Miss Connie Hood, both of the home; sons, Ronald, Billy and Robin, all of Clinchport; and Delbert, Alexandria, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Ruby Stigall and Mrs. Martha Ruth Bledsoe, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Cora Bobrosky, Clinchport; brothers, Hollie and Lonnie Hood both of Clinchport; Taylor Hood, Elkton City, Md.; the Rev. Rufus Hood, Duffield; R. C. Hood, Kingsport, and Leonard Hood, Weber City; and 11 grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Burial in the Reynolds Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 25, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Clay Douglas "Doug" Holt

COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Clay Douglas (Doug) Holt, passed from this life into eternal rest Friday (Aug. 9, 2002) after a courageous battle with cancer.

Doug was born May 21, 1931 in Claiborne County and was the son of the late Lewis and Stella Meyers Holt. He served in the Army Chemical Corps.

He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, retiring from ECPI in 1987 after 31 years of service as a chemist. He was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, a 50-year Mason currently with Sinking Creek Lodge 575, Scottish Rites and the Shriners.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Patsy Wagner Holt; two sons, Michael (Nikki) of Church Hill and Stephen (Lori) of Kingsport; one grandson, Clay Douglas Holt II; three granddaughters, Jessi, Kelsie and Grace; one step grandson, Ryan Gurley.

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

Services will be conducted 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kathy Hale and the Rev. Robert Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Gabriel, John Isenberg, Bill Cox, Carl Babb, Norman Castle, Joe Zannucci, Jim Fleming and Barry Williams.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, 631 Lebanon Road, Colonial Heights, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dessie Lily (Casteel) Hommel

KINGSPORT - Dessie Lily Casteel Hommel, 89, went to be with the Lord Monday (Nov. 29, 1999) at 6:30 a.m. at Wexford House Healthcare in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County (Ft. Blackmore), Va., and moved to Kingsport in 1941. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church and attended Morrison City Mission.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hughie Lee Hommel in 1985; one son, Paris Wayne Hommel; her parents, Rev. Elbert Lee and Sarah Knowles Casteel ; great granddaughter, Rebecca Pierson Akers; one sister, Effie Mae Lane; three brothers, the Rev. Dennie Casteel , Charlie Casteel and Paris Casteel .

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Overbay, Kingsport, Mrs. Albert (Doris) Gilliam, Blountville, Mrs. Donald (Patsy) Barnette, Gray, Mrs. Ken (Brenda) Martin, Newnan, Ga.; one son, Charles Hommel and wife, Rosa Nell, Kingsport; 15 grandchildren 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace Plunkett, York, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Freda Hommel; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the son's residence, Charles Hommel, 504 Weeks Ave., Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill and her grandson, the Rev. Randy Hommel officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Charles Hommel Jr., David L. Hommel, Rick Overbay, Danny Gilliam, Jeff Hommel, Terry Hommel, Scott Brewer and Tony Street.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Julia Hommell

Gate City, Va.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Julia Hommell, 76, died at her home at Gate City, Route 2, Wednesday morning. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Goldie Tipton and Miss Maggie Hommell of Gate City, Farley, Huey, Walter, and Henry Hommell of Kingsport, Mrs. Lona Moody of Harlan, Ky., Mrs. Lillie Armstrong, Crab Orchard, W. Va., Mrs. Eva Cannoy of Gibson City, Ill., and two step-children, Alfred Hommell of Norton, Va., and Mrs. Rosa Dickson of Chuckey, Tenn. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, W. B. Hommell, died six years ago.

The body was taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Tipton, Thursday afternoon. Huff Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were to be conducted at 2 p. m., Friday at Blair's Chapel in Gate .City. The Rev. Harry Hudson of Bradford, Va., and the Rev. Johnny Verrnillion of Gate City were to officiate. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery.

Kingsport Times; Dec. 19, 1947

Mary Ellen "Myrt" (Cleek) Hommell

WEBER CITY, Va. — Mary Ellen "Myrt" Cleek Hommell, 88, of Weber City, Va., passed away peacefully at her home on June 24, 2009 with her children and grandchildren by her side.

Mary Ellen was affectionately called "Myrt" by her friends and "Granny" by all her family. Myrt was a loyal member of Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church where she joined with her late husband, Bill, in 1956. After his death in 1957, Myrt faithfully attended church with her children. In her later years she began attending Sloantown Baptist Church with her daughter, Frances, where she was a faithful member until her death. She retired from Scott County School System after 20 years of service.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Susie McNutt Cleek; her son, William Patton Hommell, Sr.; two daughters, Carolyn Jean Anderson and infant daughter, Barbara Sue Hommell; grandson, Craig Anson Spivey and 10 siblings. She was the last of her siblings to depart this life.

Myrt was a virtuous woman that always put the needs of her children ahead of her own. After the passing of her husband, Myrt found herself in a difficult position with five minor children to rear alone. She had never worked outside the home and had never even driven a car. With a stern resolve that only a mother would understand, she was determined to raise her children and give them as much love and security as she could provide. Though Myrt did not finish high school and had little resources, she managed to achieve what she set out to do. She was devoted to her children and worked hard to see that they were never without anything they needed. She will be deeply missed by everyone that knew and loved her, but especially by her children.

Myrt is survived by one son, Thomas Hommell and wife, Lesa; two daughters, Frances Spivey and husband, Harlan and Deborah France and husband, Eugene; nine grandchildren, Pat Hommell, Jack Hommell, Joe Hommell, David Hommell and wife, Amy, Terry Spivey and wife, Amber, Amy Addington and husband, Chris, John Hommell and wife, Kristi, Jessica Shupe and husband, Gary; 11 great-grandchildren, Heather, David, Matthew, Aaron, Abbey, Teresa, Ariel, Olivia, Alex, Lauren and Tyler. She is also survived by two very dear friends, Vestine Williams affectionately known to her as "sister" and Barbara Barnett that she lovingly called "daughter".

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

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Aaron Edens, Brother Jacob Crawford and Pastor Charles Boone officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside service should meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Pat Hommell, David Hommell, John Hommell, Terry Spivey and grandsons-in-law, Chris Addington and Gary Shupe.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Joe Hommell and Jack Hommell.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mac Hicks and Dr. Ken Smith for taking good care of Mom for many years. We would also like to thank Wellmont Hospice for being there and tending to her with great love and kindness in the last weeks of her life.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paris Wayne Hommel

CHURCH HILL -- P. Wayne Hommel , 52, went home to be with the Lord Sunday ( May 10, 1998 ).

He was an employee of Eastman Chemical Company and attended Lewis Lane Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his father, Hughie L. Hommel .

Surviving are his wife, Freda Hommel , of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Vickie) Hickman, Blountville; sons, Jeffery Hommel, Kingsport, and Terry Hommel , Blountville; stepsons, Willie Ray Stanley and Paul Wayne Stanley, both of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; his mother, Dessie Hommel , Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Overbay, Kingsport, Mrs. Albert (Doris) Gilliam, Blountville, Mrs. Don (Patsy) Barnette, Gray, and Mrs. Ken (Brenda) Martin, Atlanta, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Rosanell Hommel , Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home or anytime at the home, 107 Ripley Street , Church Hill, and at the home of Dessie Hommel , 1613 Arbor Place , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenny Hammonds and Elder R.J. Osborne officiating.

Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joan (Darnell) Honeycutt

Joan Darnell Honeycutt, 77, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 3, 2008 , as she was surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Chad H. Honeycutt. Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Denny F. and Dora Mae Darnell and was also predeceased by her brother, Sam P. Darnell; and sister, Marcella Johnson. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, she was on staff at Catawba Hospital for 33 years, serving as Director of Nursing for 27 years. Joan was a member of Melrose Baptist Church . A loving mother and grandmother, surviving are her twin daughters, Sonia Honeycutt Smith and her husband, N. Scott Smith, and Joy Honeycutt Press; grandchildren, Cameron Chad Smith and Valerie Ann Press; and her father, Daniel S. Press, all of Roanoke; two brothers, D. Randall Darnell and wife, Nita, and Sidney E. Darnell and wife, Eva; a half brother, Denny F. Darnell Jr.; a half sister, Betty Jane Carter; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Richfield Foundation, P.O. Box 3240 , Salem , Va. 24153 . For their compassionate care, the family wishes to thank Melrose Baptist Church , Good Samaritan Hospice and especially the staff at Richfield Memory Care and Enrichment Center . Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, February 7, 2008 , at Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Larry Sprouse will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens . The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 , at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.

Published in the Roanoke Times from 2/5/2008 - 2/6/2008.

Roanoke Times
Submitted by Don Lane  

Wallen F. Honeycutt

CHURCH HILL - W. F. Honeycutt, 46, of Route 4, Hammond Ave., Church Hill, died at 10 p.m. Sunday [5/6/1973] on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital after an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Beulahdean, N. C. and had lived in Johnson City for a number of years, and had been a resident of Church Hill for the past 14 years. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, serving with U.S. Navy. He was also a member of Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 382, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Liberty Hill Evangelical Methodist Church. He was employed by Lowe's Aluminum Corp., Johnson City.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Estelle Bellamy Honeycutt, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Martha Honeycutt, Johnson City; three sons, Eddie Honeycutt, Johnson City; and Wally and Keith Honeycutt of North Carolina; one brother, Dallas Honeycutt, Johnson City; six sisters, Mrs. Pearl McCarthy, Winston-Salem, N. C., Mrs. Nan Hamby, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Finnie Buffington, Virginia Beach, Va.; Mrs. Ollie Leonard, Mrs. Tempie Honeycutt, and Mrs. Grace Brinkley, all of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery.)

(Some Scott Co ancestors of his wife, Alice Estelle Bellamy – Bellamy, Wolfe)

Kingsport News, Tues. May 8, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Beverly Jane Hood

Beverly Jane Hood, infant daughter of James G. and Wands Wolfe Hood, Church Hill, Route 3 died at 2 p.m. Friday at Holston Valley Community Hospital [ 9/14/1959 ].
Surviving besides the parents are: one sister, Deborah Kay Hood; maternal grandparents are: Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Wolfe; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Elmer Hood and maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Ellis, all of Church Hill.
Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery , with the Rev. Bob Smith officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Lea Ann Wolfe Russell via Don Lane  

Carl Douglas “Doug” Hood

December 16, 1945 - December 8, 2013

Church Hill, Tennessee - Carl Douglas Hood, age 67 of Church Hill went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Doug was born in Scott County, Virginia to the late, Hollie and Ona Hood, and lived in Church Hill most of his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a 32nd degree Mason and an Army Veteran, serving from 1963-1965. He was a avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. Doug retired form Holliston Mills with over 40 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Barbara P. Hood; daughter, Melissa Brooks and husband Johnny; grandson, Seth Brooks; sister, Hattie "Sue" Rhoton and husband J.D.; niece, Christy Mullins and husband Brian; nephew, Tony Rhoton; mother-in-law, Froudia Phipps and brother-in-law, Pete Phipps.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral service will follow in the chapel with Pastor Tim Hodges officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 PM on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in the Garden of Good Shepherd at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by Kingsport Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made in Doug's honor to his grandson Seth's youth group at Fudge's Chapel UMC, 245 Fudge's Chapel Road, Surgoinsville, TN 37873.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Carl Douglas "Doug" Hood.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hood, Berry, Rhoton, Maness, Falin, Lane, Sloan)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles D. Hood

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

KINGSPORT - Charles D. Hood, 78, of 713 Rector Dr., went to be with the Lord Friday evening (April 9, 2004) at the Wexford House after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Dunbar, Va., and had been a resident of the Kingsport area for the past 62 years. Charles was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Stone Drive Eagles #3141.

Mr Hood retired from AFG Industries in 1988 after many years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James G. and Sally Ann Thompson Hood; and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Hood; two daughters, Charlene and husband Leslie Coomer and Debbie and husband Scott Bishop, both of Kingsport; two sons, Scotty F. and wife Karen Hood of Kingsport and Tony and wife Charlaine Hood of Dandridge; five grandchildren, Michael Hood, Lory Hood, Joey Bishop, Holly Bishop and Erin Coomer-Slone, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Bobby and wife Vida Hood and Ed Hood, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert "Buddy" Legg officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Scotty Hood, Tony Hood, Leslie Coomer, Scott Bishop, Michael Hood and Joey Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Dowell and Bruce Barker.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hood family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel Della (Pearcy) Hood

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Della Pearcy Hood , 91, of Clinchport, returned home peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday morning ( Jan. 11, 2011 ), at her home.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County . Della was a member of Red Hill Memorial Church . She was a devoted and loving mother to many.

Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband, William Elmer Hood ; sons, William, James, Tommie and Buster Hood ; parents, Frank and Cora Belle Lane Pearcy.

Della Hood is survived by her children, Sylvia Begley and husband, Bill (Kingsport), Ida Dean and husband, Eddie (Blountville), Patsy Jane Lucas and husband, Brian (Kingsport), Alma Adams and husband, Hobart (Duffield, Va.), Londa Bowen and husband, Ronald (Hiltons, Va.), Billy Hood (Kingsport), Connie France and husband, Jack (Rye Cove, Va.), Robin Hood and wife, Donna (of the home); a special daughter-in-law, Sharon Hood (Duffield, Va); 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; sister, Verna Grizzle (Pattonsville, Va.); along with many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you goes out to Dr. Jeff Vaughn and N.P. Jody Calton along with First Choice Home Health for the special care of Della Hood .

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by Sean Hood .

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Reynolds Cemetery .

Billy Hood , Josh Pearce, Ryan Gilreath, Ricky Kaylor, Jeff Begley, Jackie Hood , Junior Hood and Allan McDavid are pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road , Greenville , S.C. 29605 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Lida (Pearcy) Hood

CLINCHPORT — Mrs. Lida Pearcy Hood, Route 3, died at her residence Saturday. [1/1/1972]

She attended Roller's Chapel Church and was a life-long resident of Scott County.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Holly (Blanch) Berry, Clinchport, and Mrs. Lee (Edith) Williams, Kingsport; sons, Ezra, Garley and Jay Hood, all of Clinchport; a sister, Mrs. Addie Robinette, Big Stone Gap; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Burial in the Pearcy Cemetery.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillie M. (Adams) Hood

Nov 25, 1923 – Feb 12, 1994

WEBER CITY, Va. - Lillie Hood, 70, 218 N. Dogwood Drive, died at 5 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 12, 1994) after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and lived there all of her life. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henderson and Martha Rhoton Adams; one granddaughter.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard Hood, of the home; two daughters, Gwen LaForce, Weber City, Va., Agnes Barnette, Church Hill; two sons, Eugene C. Hood and James R. Hood, both of Church Hill; four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Allen and the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Maysie Lee (Lane) Hood

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Maysie Lee Hood, 43, died at her home in the Drake's Gap Community (Clinchport, Route 3) at 5:15 p.m. Saturday [7/25/1964] of an apparent heart attack.

Surviving are: her husband, Carr Hood; daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Powers of Duffield, Va., and Jewel, Dorris and Tammie Lee Hood, all of Clinchport; sons, Earl, Gate City; Hubert, Isaac and M. D. Hood, all of Clinchport; her mother, Mrs. Maggie Lane, Clinchport; sisters, Mrs. G. B. Lane and Mrs. Bill Salyers, both of Kingsport; brothers, Frank Lane, Big Stone Gap, Va.; Sherman and Bob Lane, Clinchport; and three grandchildren.

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

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CLINCHPORT, Va. - Funeral services for Mrs. Maysie Hood who died Saturday [7/25/1964], will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Purchase Ridge Methodist Church.

Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Roy Jenkins will officiate.

Burial will be in the family cemetery. The body will be moved from the Gate City Funeral Home to the residence in Drakes Gap community at 2 p.m. today.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS / Sunday, July 26-27, 1964)

Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy L. (Pate) Hood

KINGSPORT - Nancy L. Hood, 63, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( Nov. 25, 2006 ) after an extended illness.

Born in Sullivan County , Tenn. , Nancy was a loyal member of Higher Ground Baptist Church , formerly of Lynn Garden Baptist Church . She graduated from Lynn View High School and served 33 years at Holston Valley (Wellmont) Hospital as a licensed practical nurse, retiring in 1995.

Nancy will be remembered for her deep love and unwavering commitment to her family, her church and her friends. Nancy 's daughter Mary brightened her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lonnie Hood, Clinchport , Va. ; and her parents, Roy and Hattie Mae Pate, Kingsport .

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Mark Oney, Kingsport; her brother, Kenneth Pate (Brenda), Kingsport; sisters, Mary E. Yarnell (Carl), Jefferson City, Tenn., and Billie Pate, Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Cora Bobersky and Martha Bledsoe; two brothers-in-law, R.C. Hood and Taylor Hood; and Lonnie Hood's daughters, Barbara Bradley and Pennye Deberry; special nieces and nephews, Carol Yarnell, Alan Yarnell, Michael Yarnell, Marianne Avent, Vivian Adams, Rand Pate and Robert Pate; special cousins, Anna Lynn Walker, Jane Patterson, James Norton, Joe Norton, Nancy Gray and Rose Trantham; an uncle, G.W. Norton; six great-nieces and nephews; and a favorite family friend, Elaine Dickson.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday 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.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday ( Nov. 28, 2006 ) at the Reynolds Cemetery in Clinchport , Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family expresses special gratitude to Nancy 's doctor, Dr. Louise Brazee, whose nurturing manner brought not only medical assistance but also caring support.

In Nancy 's memory donations may be made to the Higher Ground Baptist Church Music Program, or to the American Diabetes Association Memorial Program, P.O. Box 1132 , Fairfax , Va. 22038-1132 .

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Hood family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ona Evelyn ( Berry ) Hood

CHURCH HILL - Ona Evelyn Berry Hood, 79, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning ( Mar. 1, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born May 11, 1925 in Clinchport , Va. , she was a daughter of the late Auburn E. and Lula Mae Duncan Berry. She was a homemaker and attended Greenvale Missionary Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie L. Hood; brothers, Robert J., George W., Glen, Jake and Ben Berry; sisters, Flora Johnson, Maude Dalton and Ann Jaynes.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Hattie Sue Rhoton and husband J.D.; a son and daughter-in-law, C. Douglas Hood and wife Barbara; one grandson, John Anthony Rhoton and wife Rhonda; two granddaughters, Christina Rhoton Mullins and husband Brian, all of Church Hill, and Melissa Hood Brooks and husband Johnny of Surgoinsville; one great-grandson, Seth Robert Brooks; and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Kari Newton; one brother, Frank Berry and wife Janet of Mars Hill, N.C.; sisters, Kate Dalton of Kingsport, June Williams and husband Harvey of Knoxville, and Ruth Gantner of Detroit, Mich.; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other family also survive.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. The family will also receive friends at the home, 304 Frisco Avenue , Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday from the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Morris and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by the Ferryman Quartet.

Committal services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Ona Evelyn Hood.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Rebecca Victoria (Ramey) Hood

BIG STONE GAP -- Mrs. Victoria Hood, 90, Wood Ave., died in Lee General Hospital in Pennington Gap at 5:45 p.m. Thursday [6/18/1970] after a long illness.

Widow of Andrew J. Hood, she had spent her entire life in Big Stone Gap and was a member of the Cadet Church of God.

Survivors include a brother, Jerome Ramey of Pennington Gap; sister, Mrs. Etta Heron, Appalachia, and several nephews and nieces.

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

Kingsport Times, Friday, June 19, 1970

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sarah Bertha Hood

GIRL'S MURDER IS CHARGED TO YOUTH

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Earl Renion Held as Slayer of Bertha Hood at East Stone Gap - Both 17

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WISE, VA., Nov. 4 (AP) - A 17-year old boy faced charges here today in the slaying of a high school girl of the same age.

Earl Renion of Irondale was arrested yesterday soon after discovery of the body of Bertha Hood of East Stone Gap on railroad tracks near the girl's home. She had been shot through the heart.

Renion was charged with having knowledge of the girl's murder and his hearing set for today. A second youth, "Shorty" Hopkins, was held as a material witness.

Authorities quoted the boy as saying he shot the girl accidentally. He had been questioned shortly before discovery of the body by a section hand who knew nothing of a searching party that had scoured the vicinity all Sunday night.

William M. Hood, father of the girl and the postmaster here, said both Renion and Hopkins were friends of the girl.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, November 4, 1930)

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Earl Runion and Shorty Hopkins May Go on Trial Tomorrow If Grand Jury Indicts Them for Killing 15-Year Old Girl

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A special grand jury will go into session at 9 a. m., today at Wise court house, Wise, Va., to probe the slaying of Bertha Hood, 15 year old East Stone Gap high school student who was shot to death November 2 [1930]. Earl Runion and Shorty Hopkins, both of Wise county are in jail charged with murder in connection with her death.

Should Runion and Hopkins be indicted, prospects are that they will go on trial for murder tomorrow morning. Since the lifeless body of Miss Hood was found the morning of November 3 and Runion’s statement that he shot her accidentally, Wise county has been in turmoil.

The calling of the special grand jury session came despite the fact that the docket is already crowded with more cases than there is time for disposition.

The two boys were released November 5 on $3000 bonds but were re-arrested the following day when county officers feared for their safety. County officials deem it best to dispose of the cases immediately.

Judge H. A. W. Skeens, presiding over the circuit court, will hear the case. Commonwealth's Attorney W. W. G. Dotson will be assisted by Attorney Bruce. Judge R. R. Parker of Appalachia will represent the defendants.

Both prisoners deny charges. Runion told Sheriff Lee Skeens he shot the girl accidentally when he emptied cartridges from his pistol. He at first said he knew nothing of her death, the sheriff said.

Hopkins, who like Runion had been having engagements with Miss Hood, told officers he had not seen Runion on the night in question but statements from several that the two were together caused his arrest. One man, a restaurant keeper, stated that the two boys had been in his establishment together.

Runion said that after the shooting he waited five or ten minutes after Miss Hood died, debated with himself as to whether he should report it, and finally went to his home at Irondale.

It was there that William Hood, postmaster and prominent East Stone Gap man, father of the girl, found him. Runion led a party to the body where it had lain all night, face downward, in the cinders of the railroad track near the East Stone Gap station.

The slain girl was a member of a well known East Stone Gap family. She was a senor of East Stone Gap high school, prominent in school activities and one of the most popular girls in the town.

("A Collection Of OBITUARIES And Other Published Death Notices By The Late ANGIE BELLE MEADE Of Coeburn, VA - courtesy of Hubert Powers." Clipping appears to be from Gate City Herald. (year not given))

Submitted by Don Lane

Sharon Lee (Crabill) Hood

March 18, 1942 - August 30, 2013

DUFFIELD, Va. — Sharon Lee Crabill Hood, 71, of Duffield, passed away on Friday (Aug. 30, 2013) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Her family was by her side as she departed this earthly life to join her husband, Tommy, on their 56th wedding anniversary.

Sharon was born on March 18, 1942 to Austin Lee and Odessia (Scott) Crabill in Daniels, Md. She moved to Scott County, Va. in 1955. She resided in the Fairview community for most of her life.

Sharon was outspoken and strong in her beliefs. She was not ashamed of the Gospel and she was wise in the word as she had read the Bible four times. She especially loved studying about Paul. She loved and praised the Lord, and she was the center root of strength and love in her family. Her love and protectiveness knew no bounds.

Sharon was an avid and experienced gardener. She could grow anything, and she spent many hours tending to her crops. She had the prettiest, most bountiful garden for miles around.

Sharon was a talented artist and homemaker, providing many wonderful creations from the foods she grew. She loved canning goods and preserving fruits to share with family, friends, and neighbors. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and she was extremely well-read.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Thomas “Tommy” Hood, Sr.; sister, Vivian “Tiny” Korn; brothers, Sonny Crabill and Bob Crabill; and special cousin, Jack Scott.

Sharon is survived by her son, Ronnie Hood and wife Traci; daughters, Vicky Pearce and Sheri Edmunds and husband Tony; and “second son” Robin Hood and wife Donna; grandchildren, Brandi Hall, Crystal Buchanan and husband Shanon, Kelli France and husband Derrick, Ashley Kincer and husband Matt, Joshua Pearce, Tanner Hood and Ongie, Sean-Thomas Hood, Gabriel Edmunds, Taylor Edmunds; great-grandchildren, Schuyler, Jayden, Mallori, Coleton, Rhylie, Landrey, Thomas, Chasity; sisters, Hazel Hood, Betty Long, Shirley Shifflett; special nieces, Candi, Cyndi, Christi, Cassi, Cori and families; and special friend, Parker.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Gary Hood officiating. Music will be held by The Hood Family.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tanner Hood, Tony Edmunds, Shanon Buchanan, Gabriel Edmunds, Sean-Thomas Hood, Derrick France and Matt Kincer.

Sharon was surrounded by loved ones the entire duration of her acute illness but the family would like to say a special thank you to her grandson, Tanner, who never left her side.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

John E. Hooker

Last Confederate Veteran In Scott Succumbs at 100

(From Times' State News Service)

Hiltons, Va.-The last Confederate Civil War veteran in Scott county is dead at the age of 100 years.

John E. Hooker who fought in several famous battles in the War Between the States, was called by death today at 2:15 a.m. at his country home in the Chestnut Flat community near here. He had been in ill health for three weeks.

The final member of the Robert E. Lee army in this section celebrated his 100th birthday last November.

He is the fourth Southern fighter in Scott county to die since the first of the year.

A talented musician as well as a soldier, he fought in battles at Dubin, Middle Creek, Staunton, Charlottesville and Winchester. He was enlisted in Company C of the 27th Battalion.

Mr. Hooker was a life long resident of the community in which he died. He was a member of the Methodist church and active in community affairs.

Funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chestnut Flat church with burial in the Godsey cemetery. The Rev. T. R. Carter will officiate. Grandsons will serve as pall bearers and grandchildren and great-grandchildren as flower bearers.

Surviving are two sons, J. W. Hooker of Hiltons and R. E. Hooker of Sterling, Va., two daughters, Mrs. Mannie [sic., should be Nannie] Carico of Coeburn and Mrs. Susie Godsey of Hiltons; 24 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. His wife died several years ago.

 

Kingsport Times, Friday, June 6, 1941

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Jean (Hensley) Hooven

KINGSPORT — Barbara Jean Hooven, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ accompanied by angels early Wednesday morning (March 18, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Barbara was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. She dedicated her life to helping her children, family and friends. Barbara had a keen sense of humor and a true joy to be around.

She was a member of Arcadia Presbyterian Church, being the third longest living active member.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Madge East Hensley; brother, Pete Hensley; son-in-law, Bruce Blalock; and five brothers-in-law.

She is survived by her children, Tammy Hooven, of Mount Carmel, Tony (Chuck) Hooven, of Kingsport, Shelia Hooven Blalock and husband, Bruce of Church Hill and Sharon Hooven (Johnson) and Michael Walters, of Church Hill; granddaughter, Joni Ray and fiancé, Adrian Hall; special grandchildren, Charles Blalock and Krista Blalock; great-granddaughter, Kalie Grace Baker; a very special sister-in-law, Betty Carter, of Kingsport; along with additional sisters-in-law, Rachel Hooven and Dora Hooven, both of Kingsport, Jean Hooven, and Marclean Hooven, both of Mount Carmel; niece, Christal Hensley; nephew, Rick Hensley; great-nephew, Devin Kelley; very special friends, Billie McMurray, Bertha Monday, Arthur and Cleo Hensley; her beloved pets, Dyna and Piggy.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at her daughter’s residence, Shelia Blalock in Church Hill.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Irwin, Pastor Mike Stout and Pastor Larry Browder officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Chuck Hooven, Michael Walters, Devin Kelley, Rick Hensley, Charles Blalock and Scotty Barrett will serve as pallbearers.

Eddie McMurray, Perry Carter, Arthur Hensley, Brian Carter and Carl Blalock will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials contributions may be made to Arcadia Presbyterian building fund, 4616 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lowell Hooven

CHURCH HILL — Robert Lowell Hooven, 70, of Church Hill, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday (Jan. 3, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Kingsport and had lived the majority of his life in Salem, Va., moving back to this area in 2000. Robert served in the U.S. Army and retired as a truck driver from Jones Motor Transport in 1996. He belonged to the local Teamsters Union # 817 and was a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Hooven was preceded in death by his loving wife of 24 years, Carolyn Berrier Hooven; parents, Denver and Izola Dennison Hooven; brothers, Ernest Hooven, Jimmy Hooven, Doug Hooven and Dwight Hooven.

Robert is survived by his daughters, Tammy Hooven, Mount Carmel, Shelia Hooven Blalock and husband, Bruce, Kingsport, Sharon Hooven Johnson, Church Hill; son, Chuck Hooven, Kingsport; granddaughter, Joni Ray; step-grandchildren, Charles Blalock and Krista Blalock; great-grandchild, Kalie Grace Baker; brothers, Charles Hooven and wife, Rachel, Kingsport and Harold Hooven; sisters-in-law, Dora Hooven, Jean Hooven and Marclean Hooven; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of 130 Hurd Road, Church Hill.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Stout and Pastor J. W. Depew officiating.

The burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Willy Carter, Scotty Barrett, Richie Hooven, Robbie Hooven, Denny Hooven, Chuck Hooven, Mike Hooven and Randy Hooven serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie McMurray, Luther Crawford, Joe Branson, Charles Blalock, Pete Hooven and David Hooven.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Charles Hooven

KINGSPORT — William Charles Hooven went to be with the Lord on Thursday ( Aug. 14, 2008 ) after a brief illness.

Born May 12, 1939 , he lived his entire life in Kingsport . He was the son of Denver and Izola Hooven. Joyfully, he accepted Christ as his Savior on Aug. 11, 2008 .

He had 48 years of service as an owner/operator truck driver and took great pride in a job well done. He had a very gentle, kind spirit and greeted everyone with a smile. His CB handle, “Country Boy”, is known across the United States . He cherished his family and friends, and enjoyed cooking and spending time with them. His passions were his children and grandchildren whom he loved very much as well as gardening and harvesting the fruits of his labor. He displayed splendid behavior in all seasons. He was so easy to love. He gave so much to many and his smile and laughter will be missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his five cherished brothers, Ernest Hooven, James Hooven, Lowell Hooven, Doug Hooven, Dwight Hooven; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Hooven.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Rachel Hooven; son, Mike Hooven and his wife, Suzy and favorite grandson, Levi Cole Hooven of Unicoi, Tenn.; daughter, Lisa Davenport and husband, Freddy and his favorite granddaughters, Abbie and Morgan Davenport of Kingsport; and daughter, Beverly Hooven of Kingsport; one brother, Harold Hooven; sisters-in-law, Dora Hooven, Marslean Hooven, Barbara Hooven and Jean Hooven; sisters-in-law, Sue Litton and husband, Harry of Mobile, Ala., Virginia (Sissy) Osborne and husband, Melvin of St. Simons Island, Ga.; brother-in-law, Rocky and wife, Carol McReynolds of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; father-in-law, Bill Tipton; several nieces and nephews who meant a great deal to him; and a host of friends and colleagues across the United States.

In accordance with his generous nature, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City , Tenn. , 37601 or Mountain Region Donor Services, 110 Kim Drive , Johnson City , Tenn. 37615 .

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Reverends Bobby Dingus and J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Bill Tipton, Willie Carter, Ted McReynolds, Jack Ketron, Joe Ketron and Howard Osborne.

Nephews in the family will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of William Charles Hooven.

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane
 

French Ellis Hoover

French Ellis Hoover, 55, 109 West Park Drive died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday [ 6/15/1969 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital .  He had been in ill health for some time but death was unexpected.

Born in Fort Blackmore , Va. , he had spent most of his life here.  He had been self employed before he became ill.

Hoover was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army.  He was a member of American Legion Hammond Post No. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 872 and a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Hoover is survived by his wife, Mrs. Della Martin Hoover of the home; mother, Mrs. Mattie Hoover of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Bob (Pauline) Espenshade of Humblestown, Pa., Mrs Kelly (Thelma) Mellons, Mrs. W. T. (Hazel) Short, Mrs. Luther (Mabel) Stokes, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, June 16, 1969)

(Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery )

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Elder Gerald Hopkins

KINGSPORT - Elder Gerald Hopkins, 79, Kingsport, passed away Saturday evening (Aug. 26, 2006) at his residence.

He was a native of Wise County, Va. and was born on Nov. 23, 1926, a son of the late Lonnie Lee and Virginia Lee Blackwell Hopkins.

He was a devoted minister, pastor, husband and father. His ministry lasted over 52 years and he preached throughout the eastern United States. During this time, he touched many lives. As a pastor, he served many churches, too numerous to list, throughout northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. He was currently a member of the Stevens Chapel Old Regular Baptist Church in Wise County, Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 82nd Airborne during World War II. Not only known as a minister, but he was known as the owner-operator of the Hopkins Apple Orchard in Yuma, Va., which is a local landmark in Scott County, Va.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie L. Hopkins and Jack Hopkins; sister, Sally Dawn Hopkins Brooks.

He is survived by his wife and partner of 59 years, Virginia Strong Hopkins, of the home; four sons, Gary Lynn Hopkins and wife Lillian, Gate City, Va. (Yuma community), Robin Marlin Hopkins, Kingsport, Warren Kent Hopkins, Johnson City, Tenn., and Russell Brent Hopkins and wife Teresa, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Michelle, Jason Brett Hopkins, Jonathan Isaac Hopkins and Justin Brent Hopkins; two great-great grandchildren, Brandon Lee Donihe and Brittany Donihe; one sister, Bobby Jean Waycaster and husband Charles, Dillwyn, Va.; one half-sister, Betty Lee Kinsler, Florence, S.C.; several nieces, nephews and many friends and brethren pastors.

Calling hours will be on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday from the funeral home chapel, with Elder Bobby Williams and Elder Frank Gilliam officiating.

Music will be provided by the Bowlin family.

On Tuesday the body will be taken to the Sturgill Funeral Home, 1621 Norton Rd., S.W., Wise, Va.., where calling hours will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

The services at Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va. will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with Elder Fred Fletcher, Elder Rodney Lykins and Elder Damon Sexton officiating.

Burial will follow in the Wise Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City, Va. and Sturgill Funeral Home of Wise, Va. are serving the Hopkins family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Terry "Popeye" Hopkins

KINGSPORT — Terry "Popeye" Hopkins, 44, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2008) at his home.

Terry was a loving son, father, grandfather, and was a friend to all who knew him.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Dorothy Frazier Carter; grandparents, Amos and Virginia Frazier and Evelyn Carter; and two uncles, Ralph and Bennie Frazier.

Surviving are one special daughter, Beth Hopkins of Kingsport; three special granddaughters, Hannah, Emily and Gracie; his special dad, Elmer Dwight Carter of Kingsport; one uncle, Lynard Frazier and wife, Sandra; and special friends, Jim and Bettie Wallen, Randy and Diane Light, Tim and Melinda Riner and Johnny and Lisa Short.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. J.C. "Jake" Riner and Billy Frazier officiating.

Burial will follow at Depews Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Light, Bobby Murray, Tim Riner, Billy Frazier, Johnny Short, and Tom Thornburg.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Wallen and Leonard Frazier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 505 Dale St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Terry Hopkins.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bessie Lochiel (Morelock) Morrison Newman Horne

CHURCH HILL — Bessie Lochiel Horne, went home peacefully, July 1, 2009 at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab, with her three children by her side.

She was born Feb. 7, 1923 to the late Benjamin E. Morelock and Mary Elizabeth Strong, in Kingsport .

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Esmond C. Morrison in 1941, Angus L. Newman in 1972 and Ulas A. Horne in 1992. Lochiel was the last of nine children. They were not only brothers and sisters, they were best friends and had many happy times together. Her brothers were, Hugh, Ike, Lee, and Bill; sisters were, Nannie, Alpha, Kathleen and Lillian. She missed them very much.

She loved reading books and poems, cooking for her family, traveling and trout fishing.

Lochiel was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and because of her love for children, served in the nursery for 45 years. She touched so many lives in a positive way.

She left behind a son, Bud Newman and wife Pam; daughters, Nancy Hamilton and husband Bill, Gail Childress and husband Ron; grandchildren, Bill Hamilton, Jr. and wife Kim, Stacy Newman and wife Sheila, Laura McLain and husband Donnie, Barry Childress, Ronda Sturgill and husband Chad, Kathe Bateman and husband Jason; great-grandchildren, Ashley Ball and husband Chris, Brett Hamilton, Megan, Emily and Leah McLain, Wrigley and Dax Bateman.

A private family service was held on Friday ( July 3, 2009 ) at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Her family would like to thank the staff at The Oaks for making Mom’s life happy while living there. They would also like to thank Church Hill Health Care and Rehab staff for the love and care they gave during her short stay.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to The Oaks Assisted Living, 2424 East Stone Drive, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660, or Church Hill Health Care and Rehab, 701 W. Main Blvd., Church Hill, Tenn., 37642.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Bessie Lochiel Horne.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Charles Curtis Horne

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Charles Curtis Horne, 82, of Nickelsville, Va., passed away Sunday, September 11, 2011, at his residence.

Born September 10, 1929, Mr. Horne was a retired inspector with General Motors, Defiance, Ohio. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Patton Horne and Ethel Mae Easterling Horne; three brothers, Nathan Horne, Fred Horne and Ervin Horne; one great-grandson, Colton Brubaker.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Salyer Horne, of the home; sons, Larry Carson Horne and wife, Marilyn, Defiance, Ohio, Allen C. Horne and wife, Mary, Gate City, Va., Lester G. Horne and wife, Linda, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Larry Charles Horne of Defiance, Ohio, Michelle Cruz of Defiance, Kris Stickney of West Unity, Ohio, Scott Horne of Gate City, Va., Kevin Horne of Nickelsville, Va., and Jamey Castle, Dungannon, Va.; 17 great-grandchildren; twin brother, Herbert Horne and wife, Opal, Dungannon, Va., brother, Edgar Horne and wife, Jerlene, Lynn Garden, Tenn.; very special niece, Joyce Plummer, Defiance, Ohio; special brother-in-law, Donnie Salyer, Nickelsville, Va.; and sister-in-law, Fern Salyer.

The family will receive friends today, September 13, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and any time at the residence. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darius Horne officiating. Music will be provided by Charles (Peanut) Ramsey. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Charles Horne, Kevin Horne, Scott Horne, Wesley Salyer, Charles (Peanut) Ramsey, Larry Plummer, Donnie Salyer, Johnny M. Salyer and Tim Salyer.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all his friends at General Motors in Defiance, Ohio.

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

Defiance Crescent-News (Ohio)

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Earnest Horne

COEBURN, Va. - Charles Earnest Horne, 80, passed away Monday (June 17, 2002) in the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn.

He was a retired insurance salesman for Peoples Life Insurance Co.

Mr. Horne was a member of the South Coeburn United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of the Coeburn Masonic Lodge No. 97 AF&AM and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Sizemore Horne .

Surviving are three sons, Steve Hubbard, Wise, Va., Doug Hubbard, Church Hill, and Charles Edward Horne , Salem, Va.; two daughters, Sheila Grabeal and Lisa Odle, both of Coeburn, Va.; two sisters, Frances Combs, Wise, Va., and Myrtle Ruth Large, Abingdon, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Large, Pastor Leon Lawson and the Rev. Joe Bryant officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Coeburn, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Coeburn United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 866, Coeburn, Va. 24230.

(Some of his Scott Co ancestral families are Horne, Strong, Wolfe, Greear, Lane, Meade, Stallard, Frazier, Flanary, McClellan)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Leo Horne

PINEY FLATS - Charles Leo Horne, 66, of Piney Flats, entered into rest Thursday (Aug. 10, 2006) at his home.

He was born April 16, 1940 in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late Hurston F. and Cora C. Sanders Horne. He has made his home in the Piney Flats area for the past 32 years. Mr. Horne was a former employee of the City of Kingsport.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his son, Randy Lee Horne.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sylvia Jean Johnson Horne; daughters, Barbara Meade and husband Ed and Bobbie Jo Goddard and husband Joseph; daughter-in-law, Dr. Jill Talley-Horne; grandchildren who were precious to him: Danielle, Josh, Courtney, Savannah, Alexis, Charles Ross and Thomas; sister, Annie Giddeon; brothers, Bennie Horne and wife Pat and Robert Horne; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Entombment will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Temple Hill Memorial Park.

Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Darrell R. "Big D" Horne

GRAY - Darrell R. "Big D" Horne, 58, of 130 Cedar Valley Blvd. , entered into eternal rest Saturday ( Feb. 16, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born on Feb. 14, 1944 , the son of the late Ervin and Laura Sluss Horne. He had spent most of his life in the Bristol area and was a retired truck driver. He attended Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Horne.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Horne; sons, Jeffrey Statzer and wife Sandy of Kingsport, Bobby Statzer of Johnson City, and Chris Statzer of Bristol, Va.; daughter, Tammy Beach and husband Tim of Johnson City; grandsons, Corey and Will Beach; brothers, Junior Horne of Bristol, Va., Jim Horne of Bristol, Tenn., and Lonnie Horne of Jonesborough; sister, Betty Lane of Bristol Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol , Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Keith Williams and the Rev. Howard Ashworth officiating.

Committal services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery .

Military honors will be performed at the graveside by the American Legion Color Guard No. 3.

Pallbearers include Ronald Osborne, Doug Trivett, Jason Horne, Jeff Horne, Greg Horne and Lee Morelock.

Honorary pallbearers include Bud Morelock, James Bragg, Jr. Grills, Roy Barkley, Danny Ward and Orlin Mullinax.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to help offset funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Herbert H. Horne

Dungannon, VA – Herbert H. Horne, 83, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, TN).

Mr. Horne was born September 10, 1929 in Dungannon, Virginia. He was the son of the late Sam Horne and Ethel Easterling Horne. He was a lifelong resident of Dungannon, Virginia. Mr. Horne retired after several years of service with the Kingsport Press.

Mr. Horne was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Horne is preceded in death by 4 brothers.

Survivors of Herbert H. Horne include his wife of 57 years, Opal Horne; daughter, Susan Adkins and husband Kim; special granddaughter, Megan Dockery and husband Cody; very special great granddaughter, who was the light of his life, Rylee Dockery; a brother, Edgar Horne and wife Jearlene; special sister-in-law, Margie Smith and husband Carl; special brother-in-law, Roger Lawson and wife Sandy; many, many special friends, including James and Della Lane.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Preacher Walter Taylor will officiate.

Private graveside services will follow the conclusion of the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Kim Adkins, Cody Dockery, Roger Lawson, Johnny Fraley, James Lane, Phil Osborne and Stevie Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Worley Horne, Carl Smith, Donnie Sluss, and Fred Nickels.

Serving the family of Herbert H. Horne is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Joy Lee (Cassell) Horne

BRISTOL Tenn. - Joy Lee Horne, 59, 416 High Circle, Bris­tol, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. Sun­day ( April 26, 1992 ) at Bristol Medical Center .

A native of Scott County , Va. , she attended the Baptist church and was a housewife. She was a member of the Order of the East­ern Star of Coeburn , Va.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pattie Stapleton; and three sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Baker, Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Roy L. Horne, Bunker Hill, W.Va.; her father, William M. Cassell, Church Hill; three grand­children; one sister, Lula Mae Ward, Kingsport; two brothers, R.W. Castle, Fall Branch and Tommy Cassell, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Funeral Home or at the residence of her daughter, Debbie Baker, High Circle , Bristol .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev G.W. White officiating. Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nickelsville Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Helen Jo (Pierson) Horne

Helen Jo Horne, born November 23, 1926 passed away January 25, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

She was a lifelong resident of Ft. Blackmore, VA and a graduate of Dungannon High School and Whitney’s Business College. She retired from the Scott County Treasurer’s Office and was a member of the Fort Blackmore United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Wesley and Nannie Benton Pierson; husband, Rufus Lee Horne; two sisters, Ruby Pierson Fletcher and Lakie Pierson McConnell; two brothers, James Claude Pierson and Elmer Gray Pierson.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Horne Carter and husband, Donald of Duffield; two grandsons, Jason Carter and wife, Tammy of Johnson City; Justin Carter and wife Ashley of Kingsport; two great grandsons, Matthew and John Carter of Johnson City, two sisters, Myrtle Pierson Carter and Anna Pierson Carter both of Kingsport; one sister in law, Katherine Taylor Pierson; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and her lifelong friend, Gerry Weatherly, Hilton, VA.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm Monday January 28, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7 pm with Pastor Keith Walsworth and Pastor Shannon Powers officiating; eulogies will be given by her grandsons, Jason and Justin Carter. Music will be provided by Brenda Walsworth and Nancy Rhoton.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Those wishing to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Jason Carter, Justin Carter, Earl Carter, David Sanders, Terry Fletcher and Jerry Quillin. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Lane, Mack Pierson, Kyle Gibson and the men of Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church.

Her family would like to thank Drs. David Ginn, and Malcolm Mathews and their staff for the care given to Mom. Also, thanks to those of Asbury Place of Kingsport and Steadman Hill who showed her so much compassion and love.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Duffield Gideons, P.O. Box 275, Duffield, Va. 24244

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Fern (Ramey) Horne

October 14, 1919 - May 20, 2014

Gate City, VA - Lillian Fern (Ramey) Horne- 94, of Gate City passed away Tuesday, evening May 20, 2014 at her residence after a period of declining health. Lillian was of the Baptist faith and attended Walnut Chapel Church.

Mrs. Horne was preceded in death by her husband Nathan Horne. daughter Camilla Diane Horne, son Gene Ray Horne, parents Rosie Easterling and George Washington Ramey. grandson Heath Horne, two sisters Beulah Harrison and Alta Mae Powers, three brothers Watts Ramey, Ted Ramey Sr. and Ken Ramey.

Lillian is survived by two daughters Margaret Thacker of Kingsport and Sandra Hartsock (John) of Morristown. Three grandchildren Melinda Howington (Ronnie) of Kingsport, Monica Cody (David) of Kingsport, Brenda Hartsock of Morristown. Two great-grandchildren Jacob Collins of Morristown and Katelyn Fleenor of Kingsport. And several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 23, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Scott Tipton and honorary Rev. Daris Horne officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery 11:00 a.m. those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home no later than 10:15 a.m. pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be precious son-in-law John D. Hartsock.

The family would like to express special thanks to the caregivers her granddaughters Melinda and Monica, also the nurses of Mountain States Hospice.

Online condolences may be made to the family of Lillian Fern (Ramey) Horne by visiting our website at www.colonialfhscott.com

Colonial Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lillian Fern (Ramey) Horne.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Worley Harrison Horne

September 5, 1917 - August 29, 2013

DUNGANNON, VIRGINIA - Worley Harrison Horne, 95, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tennessee.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia; son of the late Robert and Verlina Wolfe Horne. He was preceded in death by first wife, Nell Horne; second wife, Jewette Horne; one daughter, Kathy Ann Blevins; one son, W. H. Horne, Jr.; and five brothers and four sisters. He was a farmer.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Nell Horne of Kingsport, Tennessee; three sons, Eugene Horne and wife, Dianne of Ona, Florida, David Horne and wife, Nancy of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Bobby Joe Horne and wife, Janice of Nickelsville, Virginia; three step daughters, Tommie Sampson and husband, Randale of Nickelsville, Virginia, Bonnie Smith of Paulding, Ohio, and Ann Beavers and husband, Randy of Kingsport, Tennessee; special friend-son, Mack Dockery and wife, Johnnie of Fall Branch, Tennessee; his horse, Goldie and his dog, Blue; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Worley Harrison Horne will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia with Rev. Larry Beavers and Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 118 Jack Spring Drive, Dungannon, Virginia 24245. The family wants to give special thanks to Mountain Regional Home Health Services and their special nurses, Holston Valley physicians staff that cared for their Dad, and Dr. Todd Cassell and Clinch River Health Services.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Castlewood Funeral Home obituaries at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Leon Horton

FAIRVIEW , Va. — Donald Leon Horton, 67, of Fairview , Va. , went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( Aug 2, 2008 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center , Kingsport .

Donald was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. ( Fairview ). He was retired from Foote Mineral. He was also a farmer and served on the Board of Directors of the Scott County Telephone Co-op. Donald was a member of the Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church and attended Kaylor’s Chapel Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Imogene Roller Horton.

Surviving are his wife of over 46 years, Carrie Brotherton Horton of the home; two daughters, Sherilyn Shepard of Fairview, Va. and Kathy Shelton and husband, Tony, of Gray, Tenn.; his son, Ricky Horton and wife, Penny of Fairview, Va.; eight grandchildren, Paige and Peyton Horton, Rebecca and Logan Shepard and Cameron, Austin, Noah and Jordan Shelton; one sister, Phyllis Hurd of Kingsport; three brothers, David Horton and wife, Charlotte of Kingsport, Dennis Horton and wife, Debra of Weber City and Joe Horton and wife, Brenda of Hilton, Va.; an uncle, I.E. Horton; and several aunts, nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Highway 23N, Weber City , Va. or anytime at the home on Fairview Road .

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

Music by Kaylor’s Chapel Church Choir.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Horton-Salling’s Cemetery, Fairview , Va. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home and go in procession.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Scott County Telephone Co-op Board of Directors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kaylor’s Chapel Church , Building Fund, c/o Thelma DeBoard, 130 Thorn Grove Drive , Duffield , Va. 24244

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Gene Banner Horton

RICHLANDS - Gene Banner Horton, 30, of Richlands, was killed in an airplane crash near here Wednesday [7/10/1968.]

He was flying instructor, pilot and manager of the Richlands Airport. He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sandra Bernsen Horton; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Baldwin Horton of Dungannon; two daughters, Kristi Ann Horton and Karla Jean Horton, both of Richlands: one brother, Richard A. Horton of Keen Mountain, Va.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Merle Ford of Zion, Ill., Mrs. Finley Sauve of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Frank Driggs of El Rancho, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Dungannon Methodist Church, with Rev. Walter Mabe officiating. Burial will be in the Flanary Cemetery at Wood, Va.

The family will receive friends at the Honaker today.

Kingsport Times, Friday, July 12, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Rhea Horton

Harold Rhea Horton, 64, 2072 Sharon Road (Stuffle Heights), Kingsport, died Friday afternoon (4/26/1974) at his home after an extended illness.

He was a native of Scott Coun­ty, Va., but had spent most of his life in Kingsport. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the TVA, John Sevier Plant, where he was the Electrical General Foreman of the plant. He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local No. 365.

He was a member of Bible Way Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ballard and Hassie Worfe Horton.

Surviving are his wife, Reba Shipley Horton, of the home; one son and daughter-­in-law, Harold A. and Delana Summers Horton; one granddaughter, Emily Horton; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Ina Sue) Hughes, Fairfax Station, Va.; one brother, Wendell Horton, Germantown, Ohio; one niece, Sha­ron Horton Gibbons; one nephew, Phillip Hughes; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Bible Way Bap­tist Church with Pastor Jack Sturgill officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery.

American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will be in charge of graveside services.

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

Kingsport Times-News, Apr 1974

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell

Hascue John “Hack” Horton

KINGSPORT - Hascue John “Hack” Horton , 79, of Mable Street , died early Sunday morning ( June 6, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center . He was born in Hawkins County ( Edison ) and moved to Kingsport at an early age. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, during the battle of the Burge and also the European Theater. He was retired from the Citizan Supply Corporation as a truck driver with over 20 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George P. and Mary Gilliam Horton ; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret (Hill) Horton of Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Eddie (Anne) Hilton, Kingsport ; one son, Ronnie A. Horton , Kingsport ; one grandson, Ronnie Horton , Kingsport ; one sister, Etta Mae Odom, Kingsport ; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of his sister, Etta Mae Odom, 725 Ross Street .

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Raymond C. Conkin officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oak Hill Cemetery with the American Legion Hammond Post No 3 in charge of military graveside services. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Patton “J. P.” Horton Jr.

BIG STONE GAP, VA. — James Patton “J. P.” Horton, Jr., 93, passed away Friday ( July 10, 2009 ) at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap.

He was born and raised in the Rye Cove section of Scott County, Va., and was the youngest of eight children by James P. and Ellen Cox Horton, Sr..

Mr. Horton was a graduate of Rye Cove High School, Lincoln Memorial University and the University of Houston ( Tex. ). He was a teacher by profession, having served as a classroom teacher, high school principal and division superintendent. He served as president of the Scott County Education Association and the Wise County Education Association.

Mr. Horton was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served three years in the Pacific Theater as a Platoon Leader and Company Commander of the 112th Calvary. He was awarded the Bronze Star for reconnaissance work in the Philippines . He served two years as a professor of Military Science and Tactics at Milby High School in Houston , Tex.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap, where he taught Sunday school for many years and also served the church in many capacities.

During retirement, Mr. Horton served as a member of the Wise County Planning Commission, the Big Stone Gap Housing Authority and the Wallens Ridge Development Corporation.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Jo Horton; his daughter, Martha Jane Horton; three brothers, Robert Horton, Frank Horton and Ernest Horton; and four sisters, Maude Lacey, Mary Buchanan, Vivian “Tootie” Wood and Anne Horton.

Surviving are his son, John Horton, of the home; and several nieces and nephews.Military rites by the Kingsport V.F.W. Post #4933, Boone Dam Post, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport. Following will be a graveside service conducted by Dr. Joseph T. Miller and the Rev. Ronnie Mutter. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 217 , Big Stone Gap , Va. 24219 .

Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap is serving the Horton family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Jo (Kinser) Horton

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Lillian Jo Horton, 83, died Sunday ( Sept. 26, 2004 ) at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was born and raised in Kingsport and was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and East Tennessee State College. She taughtschool in the Sullivan County School System for several years.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Martha Jane Horton; her parents; two sisters and one brother.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, J.P. Horton; her son, John Horton, of the home; and several nieces and nephews.Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport .

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 217 , Big Stone Gap , VA 24219 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Margaret (Hill) Horton

KINGSPORT - Margaret Hill Horton, 78, went to be with the Lord late Friday ( Nov. 21, 2003 ) at Wexford House after an extended illness.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hascue John "Hack" Horton in June 1999; brothers and sisters, Loring Hill, Estelle Bishop, Easter Bishop, Mae McDavid, Mary Bishop, Frank Hill, Velma Carter, James Hill and Hazel Sanders.

Surviving are her daughter, M. Anne Hilton and husband Ed of Kingsport; her son, Ronnie Horton Sr. and wife Pam of Kingsport; a grandson, Ronnie Horton Jr.; two special nieces, Trish Darnell and Sandra Carter McLeod; as well as several more nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday ( Nov. 23, 2003 ) and are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport . Family and friends may also call anytime at the home of her niece, Trish Darnell, 285 Clearwater Drive , Kingsport .

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday ( Nov. 23, 2003 ) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Hill officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

A special THANK YOU to the nursing and CNA staff at Wexford House for their warm, sensitive and loving care given to Mom.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Walter B. Horton

Clinchport , Va. – Walter B. Horton, 52, of Route 3, died Monday afternoon at the University of Virginia
Hospital in
Charlottesville after a lingering illness.

He was born and raised in Scott County .

Survivors include his wife, Mandie Horton, Emmett, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. Jack McDonald, California, and Mrs. Juanita Horton, Emmett, Idaho; four sons, Kenneth, Kelly, Earl and Ronald Horton, all of Emmett, Idaho; his father, Hiram Horton, Clinchport, Va.; his step-mother, Mrs. Sallie Horton, Clinchport, Va.; one half-sister, Mrs. Hubert Harris, Clinchport, Va.; two half-brothers, Milo and Ruth Horton, both of Clinchport, Va., and one grandchild.

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

Kingsport Times, August 2, 1960
Submitted by Lauretta Cole  

Clifton C. Horne

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Clifton C. Horne, 86, of Route 2, died Monday (July 10, 2000) at the Brian Center in Weber City after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County on July 9, 1914 to the late Pat and Dora Hartsock Horne.

He was a farmer and had also served on the Nickelsville Medical Board.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie L. Horne.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Christine Horne, Weber City, Garland and Annette Horne, Gate City; granddaughter, Mrs. Charles A. (Janet) Phillips; grandsons, Kevin, Bryan and Michael Horne; sister, Virginia Wolfe, Greensboro, N.C.; niece, Sue Brown; nephew, Kenneth Hawkins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. or anytime at the residence of the sons, Garland and Larry.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle Hobbs and the Rev. Fred White officiating.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Horne, Michael Horne, Charlie Phillips and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Norman Charles Horne

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Charles N. Horne, 93, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 16, 2003) at Wexford House in Kingsport.

Mr. Horne was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in Nickelsville for most of his life. He was a farmer, carpenter and plumber in Nickelsville for 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Dougherty Horne; son, Bobby Horne; granddaughter, Tina Horne; parents, Frank and Bessie Horne; brother and sisters, Ernest Horne, Nora Horne, Wanda Smith, Gladys Wampler, Inez Mullis and Harriett Clark.

Surviving are his daughters and son-in-law, June and Doug Nickels, Kingsport, Sue King, Shawnee, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Horne, Kingsport; daughter-in-law: Peggy Horne, Nickelsville, Va.; sister, Helen Penley, Titusville, Fla.; grandchildren, Randy and David Nickels, Kingsport, Mark and Brett King, Shawnee, Okla., Michael Horne, Kingsport, Tammy Horne, Nickelsville; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and special neighbors.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins and Thomas Hillman officiating.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nickelsville Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandchildren and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nickelsville Cemetery Fund, c/o Harry Broadwater, P.O. Box 333, Nickelsville, Va. 2427

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Patrick H. Horne

Patrick H. Horne, 60, of Castlewood, Va., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Thursday morning. [6/17/1948]

Mr. Horne was a widely known farmer and livestock man and had lived in the Castlewood section about 40 years.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dora B. Home; one son, Clifton Horne, Castlewood; a daughter, Mrs. Hershel Wolfe, Bradshaw, W. Va., and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sable Chapel near Castlewood. The Rev. R. A. Dingus and the Rev. Luther Sexton will officiate. Burial will be in Sable Chapel Cemetery.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, June 17, 1948

Submitted by Don Lane

 

Pearl Mae (Laney) Horne

COEBURN, Va. - Pearl Mae Horne, 91, passed away Wednesday ( Dec. 24, 2003 ) in the Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center , Kingsport .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie W. Horne; parents, Roscoe and Myrtle Laney; three brothers, Eugene, Buford and Claude Laney; two sisters, Sally Jessee and Stella Hancock.

Surviving are three sons, Guy Horne of Johnson City, Charles and his wife, Brenda Horne of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Ray and his wife, Alice Horne of Gray; two grandchildren, Jeff Horne of Chattanooga and Angie Blye of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva Hicks of Abingdon, Va., and Gladys Hall of Wise, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Laurel Grove Cemetery , Norton , Va.

The family will receive friends after 12:30 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn , Va. , and then will leave in procession to the cemetery for graveside services.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Kenneth Scott and staff, workers at Brookhaven Manor for their love and kindness in taking care of our mother.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anne L. Horton

RYE COVE, Va. - Anne L. Horton, 94, of Rye Cove, died Thursday morning ( April 14, 2005 ) at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield.

Born in Rye Cove, she was a daughter of the late James P. and Ellen Cox Horton. She was a graduate of Rye Cove High School and Radford College . She was a teacher in the Scott County School System for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers and several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are a brother, J.P. Horton of Big Stone Gap, Va. ; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Horton Family Cemetery in Rye Cove with Rev. Ronnie Mutter and Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Horton Family Cemetery fund.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Dicie Ella (Arnold) Horton

GATE CITY, Va. -- Dicie Ella Horton, 66, Route 1, Copper Ridge Community, Gate City, Va., died Tuesday (June 25, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County and a member of Rivermont Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie N. Horton; her parents, Horace and Eva Arnold.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Mary) Carr, Mrs. Sam (Betty) Barrett and Mrs. James (Rida) Hatmaker, all of Surgoinsville; four sons, Sammy Horton, Stevie Horton, Billy Horton, and David Horton, all of Gate City; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Haynes and Mrs. Belle Christian, both of Kingsport; one brother, Hobert Arnold, Hillsboro, N.C.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Scott County Funeral Home and at any time in the home of Phillip and Mary Carr on West Carter's Valley Road.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Grizzle and the Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ervin Cemetery with the Rev. Larry McAmis officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, June 27, 1991

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ellen (Watkins) Horton

Gate City, Va. - Mrs. Ellen Watkins Horton, 73, wife of T. F. Horton, died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Tuesday [1/25/1944] at 2 p.m., according to a message received by her daughter here.

Mrs. Horton was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Ann Watkins, pioneer settlers of Scott County. She was a member of the Baptist Church here and for past 50 years has been active in church and community affairs.

Surviving are her husband T. F. Horton; a son, Dr. Bayard T. Horton, of the Mayo Clinic; three daughters, Mrs. S. W. Carroll, of Fordtown, Tenn., and Mrs. Gus N. Addington and Miss Ona Horton, both of Gate City, and Mrs. H. V. Gillenwater [sister?] of Rye Cove, Va., and one sister, Mrs. D. G. Haynes, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will held at the home on Friday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. E. H. Puryear, pastor, and the Rev. John K. Haynes, of Knoxville, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times, Wed., Jan. 26, 1944

Submitted by Don Lane

Garvie Wallace Horton

DAYTON, Ohio - Garvie Wallace Horton, 57, formerly of Scott County, Va., died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday in a Dayton hospital after a short illness.

Survivors include daughters Mrs. Frances Overbay of Munsey , Ind. and Mrs. Mary Hendricks of Dayton ; a son, Sam Horton of Franklin , Ohio ; and five grandchildren.

The body will arrive Wednesday morning from Dayton . Arrangements will be made by the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City .

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 5, 1964)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys Amanda ( Jennings ) Horton

BLACKWATER, Va. - Gladys Jennings Horton, 89, Fairview community, died Sunday morning ( Aug. 13, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.W. and Rose Jennings; her husband, Clyde C. Horton; and two sisters, Cora Carter and Allie Horton.

Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Salling, Gate City, Va., Helen Gilbert, Irvine, Calif., and Jerrilyne Horton, Blackwater, Va.; one son, Paul W. Horton, Clinchport, Va.; three grandsons, Jeffrey Salling, Allyn Horton and John Gilbert; four granddaughters, Kimberly Wallen, Myra Judd, Lisa Salling and Martha Gilbert; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Wallen, Sara Wallen, Dalton Horton, Amanda Horton and Cory Judd; three sisters, Elma Pearcy, Erma Tyler and Rachel Johnson; and two special caregivers, Shirley Lawson and Nellie Gilliam.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Wallen and the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by her great-granddaughter, Ashley Wallen.

Burial will be in the Horton-Roller Cemetery , Fairview community.

Jeffrey Salling, Allyn Horton, John Gilbert, Jeff Wallen, Marty Judd and George Flanary will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church, c/o Sue Arnold, Route 3, Box 28, Clinchport, Va. 24244 or Fairview No. 2 Ruritan Club, c/o Carrie Horton, Route 1, Blackwater, Va. 24221.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Leslie Nelson Horton

GATE CITY - Leslie Nelson Horton, 66, died at his Manville Community Home at 6 p.m. Wednesday [10/12/1966] after a long illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bicie Arnold Horton; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Adams of Kingsport, Misses Rita and Betty Horton of Gate City; four sons, David, Billy, Stevie, and Samuel Horton all of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. John R. Edwards of Clinchport, Va.; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at his residence in the Manville Community. Rev. Kenneth Williams and Rev. Eugene McConnell will officiate.

Burial will be in the Ervin Cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence at 5 p.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, October 13, 1966

Submitted by Don Lane

Melvina "Nell" (Casteel) Horton

KINGSPORT - Melvina "Nell" Horton, 81, Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Aug. 13, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a resident of Kingsport for most of her life.

Mrs. Horton retired from Eastman Kodak after many years of service. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Lily Taylor Casteel; her husband, Carl A. Horton; five sisters, Rissie Dingus, Nannie Johnson, Thelma Hill, Elsie Carter, and Laura Boggs.

Surviving are one brother, Lonnie Casteel, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Charles Roberts and Rev. Jim Lindsay officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Glenwood Baptist Church, and Eddie Campbell, Kim Dillard, Ray Conley, Terry Ford, Bill Combs, and David Smith.

Those desiring may make memorials to Glenwood Baptist Church, 2601 East Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Irene (Baldwin) Horton

DUNGANNON, Va. - Myrtle Irene Baldwin Horton, 77, died Sunday (April 10, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter after a short illness.

She was manager of the cafe­teria at Dungannon High School for many years.

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

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Myrtle Irene (Baldwin) Horton

DUNGANNON, Va. - Myrtle Irene Baldwin Horton, 77, Dungannon, Va., died at 1: 10 p.m. Sun­day (April 10, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter after a short illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she worked for Dungannon High School for 33 years. She attended Dungannon United Methodist Church and was active in Dunga­nnon Woman Club. She was a member of Wood Riverview Bap­tist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Elizabeth Baldwin; her husband, James Banner Horton; two sisters, Ollie Baldwin and Eva Delta Baldwin; one brother, Arda Palmer Bald­win; and one son, Gene Banner Horton.

Surviving are one son, Richard Arda Horton, Keen Mountain, Va.; five grandchildren; two nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Billy Byrd and the Rev. Dean Tibbs officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flanary Bevins Cemetery, Scott County, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Helen Christine (Smith) House

Helen S. House, age 86 of Kingsport, passed as she lived with grace and dignity on Saturday, March 24th, 2012.

Born on March 4th, 1926 in Ft. Blackmore, Virginia, Helen was one of four children born to the late Roy Daniel and Evelyn McConnell Smith. Due to the untimely death of her father, she and her three brothers were raised in the Masonic Home in Richmond, Virginia. She received her B.S. Degree in Nursing from Johnston-Willis Hospital. Helen came to Kingsport and worked briefly for Holston Valley Hospital as an OR Nurse. She then began employment with Dr. Robert C. Jones and Urology Associates as an Office Manager. She held this position until her retirement.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by one son, Robert S. House; two brothers, Danny and Bobby Smith; one son-in-law, Dr. David A. Miller; and one daughter-in-law, Rebecca Hagy House.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Patty Curtin and husband Bob of Church Hill and Joni Miller of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Jennifer Tarkington & husband Eddie of Nashville, TN, Jamie Laster of Kingsport, Erin Gregory and husband Will of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Daniel House and Megan House of Knoxville, TN; five great-grandchildren, Trinity, Connolly, Trey, Neely and Darby; one brother, James H. Smith and wife Rose of Arlington, Texas; and special friend, Dr. Robert C. Jones.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 from 6:00 until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor James Hagy, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Madison House, 2000 Greenway St., Kingsport, TN 37660 in memory of Helen S. House.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Helen S. House.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Armenda M. (Ramey) Housewright

MOUNT CARMEL - Armenda Ramey Housewright, 78, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning (Sept. 10, 2004) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. (Pink Hill) and had lived in this area since she was 23-years-old. She retired from Holston Valley Medical Center with over 32 years of service.

She was a member of Liberty Chapel Baptist Church (Mount Carmel).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Housewright; her parents, Orbin Ramey and Captotoe Thacker Ramey; seven brothers, Virgil, Ercel, Doyle, Kelly, H.P., Elmer and Jessee; and one sister, Edna Thacker.

Surviving are her daughters, Patsy Way, Mount Carmel and Kathy Blevins and husband Don, Church Hill; sons, Gary Housewright and wife Kay, Mount Carmel and Tim Housewright, Surgoinsville; five grandchildren, Becky Mays, David Blevins, Travis Housewright, Missy Testerman and Robin Greene; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Rev. Carl Ramey and wife Doris; special friends, Joann Goode and Lillian Ratliff; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of the son, Gary, 525 Elm St., Mount Carmel.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Carmony and the Rev. James Adams officiating.

Music will be provided by Debbie Trent and Louise Carmony.

Burial will be immediately following the funeral service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Paul Hale, Dennis McMillian, Howard Thacker, Keith Ramey, Matt Mays and David Blevins will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Audley Corns Houseright

CHURCH HILL - Mr. Audley C Houseright, 73, of 2134 Goshen Valley Rd., passed away Monday ( Oct. 28, 2002 ) at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Houseright was a native of Scott County, Va. , and had lived in Hawkins County since 1955. He was a retired bus driver for the Hawkins County School System and loved farming and working with horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ransom and Gertie Fields Houseright; one sister, Peggy Hodge; and a special nephew, William Bill Maultbay.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Smith Houseright of the home; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Kenneth Allen and Debbie Houseright, Church Hill, Donald Wayne and Teresa Houseright, Church Hill; one granddaughter, Ashleigh Nicole Houseright; stepgrandchildren, Christy Bradley, Clarissa Botkin, Rhonda Frost, Kenny Frost and Robbie Frost; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Geneva and William Maultbay, Surgoinsville, Edith and Rufus Rhoton, Rogersville, Zona and T.L. Herron, Gate City, Va., and Mildred and W.T. Rogers, Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Edna Houseright, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Daryle Houseright and the Rev. Kevin Shelton officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Faye Gaynell (Smith) Houseright

CHURCH HILL — Faye Gaynell Smith Houseright, 74, went home to be with the Lord following an extended illness on Saturday (Feb. 14, 2009) at the Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and a member of the Goshen Valley Church of God. She was a devoted mom and grandmother and also a lifelong dairy farmer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Alley and Hatti Virginia Wagner Smith; her husband, Audley Houseright; and three brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in- law, Kenneth Allen Houseright and wife, Deborah and Donald Wayne Houseright and wife, Teresea, both of Church Hill; brother, Rholan Smith of Trenton, Ohio; two sisters, Anna Belle Carter of Church Hill and Lottie Osbourne of Johnson City; grandchildren, Ashleigh Nicole, Clarissa Botkin, Cristy Bradley, Rhonda Frost, Robbie Frost, Kenny Frost; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver and niece, Shelby Mullins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Church Hill and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Daryl Houseright and Pastor Kent Aikens officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gary Edward Housewright

MOUNT CARMEL — Gary Edward Housewright, 52, of Mount Carmel, went to be with his heavenly Father early Friday morning (Nov. 7, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Mount Carmel. Gary was a mechanic with Trent’s Auto for over 20 years. He was a born again Christian and attended Bethesda Independent Church in Dryden, Va. Gary loved Nascar and especially spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Armenda Ramey Housewright; his special mother-in-law, Eva Sage.

Gary Housewright is survived by his loving and caring wife of 35 years, Lena Kay Sage Housewright; his son, Travis Housewright (Gray); his sisters, Patsy Way (Mount Carmel), Kathy Blevins and her husband, Don (Church Hill); a brother, Tim Housewright (Surgoinsville); his special niece, Renee Nolan; along with additional nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill from 5 to 7 p.m., or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Greg Carmony and the Rev. James Adams officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mechanics of Trent’s Auto, Jim Trent, and Wayne Trent.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Robert Guy Housewright

CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. - Robert Guy Housewright passed away at the age of 86 in Chattanooga on Friday ( July 11, 2003 ). He was surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in his final weeks.

Robert was born Jan. 5, 1917 and was a lifetime resident of Church Hill. He made his living as an electrician, carpenter, farmer and was a one-time employee of the Tennessee Eastman Company.

Surviving are four daughters, Lois Gibson of Hixon, Tenn., Jean Cradic of Church Hill, Helen Locke of Irvine, Calif., and Diane Gregg of San Antonio, Tex.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one half sister and three half brothers.

Condolences may be sent to Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy , Tenn. 37379 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Homer Edward Hoskins

KINGSPORT — Homer E. Hoskins, 77, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (July 9, 2008) at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

He was born in Bristol, Va. on June 25, 1931 to the late Charles and Margaret Hoskins. He lived most of his life in Kingsport. He served in the Korean War. He retired from Sprint after 35 years of service.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Kimberly Hoskins Collette.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Hilda [McConnell] Hoskins; daughters, Misty Martin and husband, Ricky of Saint Charles, Mo., Debbie Buyas and her husband, Steve of Grand Haven, Mi; sons, Tim Hoskins and wife, Mary Ellen of Cookeville, Tenn., Chuck Hoskins and his wife, Susan of Nashville, Tenn., Neil Hoskins and wife, Kristina of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Laura, Austin, Shane, Charlie, Adrian, David, Sarah, Brie, Andy and John; sister and brother-in-law, Reba and Harold Martin; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Oak Hill Funeral Home in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Joe Byrd officiating.

Military graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gunnings Cemetery in Blountville with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post 265 and the Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomingdale Baptist Church Youth Group, 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Pappy, There will be no more sorrow or pain as you stand in your new body with Christ. Rejoice with Kim, and enjoy the beautiful gardens and flowers in Heaven, as you did here. Until we meet again, we love and miss you Pappy. Your family.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Homer E. Hoskins.

Kingsport Times-News

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Howard W. Howell

KINGSPORT - Howard W. Howell, 92, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Sept. 2, 2005).

Mr. Howell was born in Erwin, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of Kingsport. He retired from Eastman Chemical Co. in 1976 after 40 years of service. Mr. Howell was a charter member of the Riverside Baptist Church. He was active in the church serving as a member of the board of deacons for many years. Mr. Howell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Alexander Howell and Kate Arnold Howell Nelson; one grandson, Aaron W. Howell; one sister, Lola Mae Samples; and one brother, Raymond A. Howell.

Surviving are his wife, Viola Crawford Howell of Kingsport; one daughter, Rita and husband, Coy Paul Johnson of Church Hill; two sons, Gary L. Howell and wife, Loretta of Kingsport, Dean Howell and wife Beverly of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Mark Howell and wife, Petra, Candice Howell and Joseph Howell, all of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Heather Howell and Hope Howell; one brother, John B. Nelson of Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Oak Hill Funeral Home Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Graveside services will be conducted following funeral services in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Mr. Howell to Riverside Avenue Baptist Church, 966 Riverside Ave., Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edna Elizabeth Houseright

Kermit, VA - Edna Elizabeth Houseright, 87, Gate City, VA (Kermit Community) passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at her home.

She was born in Scott County, VA on December 25, 1924 to William Enoch and Pearl Fields Houseright. She enjoyed working in her flowers and feeding the birds.

In addition to her parents, infant brothers, Grady and Walker Houseright; brothers, William John and Ellis Hassen Houseright; and a nephew, Terry "Hoss" Houseright preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret Jean Houseright; nieces, Audrey "Tootsie" Bellamy and husband, Dale, Donna Shepard and husband, Jimmy, Diana Crabtree and husband, David; nephew, Bill Houseright and wife, Jenny; sisters-in-law, Grace Hensley and husband, Clayton, and Emmogene Houseright, all of Gate City, VA; along with several great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Daryle Houseright officiating. The Lee Smith Singers and Tim Thacker will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Roberts-Houseright Cemetery, Kermit, VA. Nephews and Great Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Edna Elizabeth Houseright.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ellis Hassen Housewright

GATE CITY, Va. - Ellis Hassen Housewright, 75, of Kermit community, departed this life Tuesday (April 15, 2003) at his home.

He was born and raised in Scott County, Va., and was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1953 to 1955, and in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years in the Signal Corps.

He worked for the Clinchfield Railroad, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and retired from the Kingsport Foundry after 22 years of service as a crane operator.

He was a member of the VFW and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Enoch and Pearlie Mae Housewright; son, Terry (Hoss) Housewright; and brother, William Housewright.

Survivors include his wife, Emmogene J. Housewright; daughters, Donna Shepard and husband Jimmy of Gate City, Diana Crabtree and husband David of Gate City; grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Brook, Everett, Caleb, Justin, Brandie and Katie; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Isaac and Douglas; sisters, Edna Housewright and Margaret (Jean) Housewright, both of Gate City; special friend and cousin, Tommy Jarrett; and special friend, Harold Lawson.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roc Collins, the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Larry Tolley officiating.

Music will be provided by Quinton Thacker, J.W. Depew and the Sally Chapel Quartet.

Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the family cemetery, Route 3, Gate City.

Pallbearers will be Daniel, Matthew and Bill Housewright, Brook and Everett Shepard, Caleb and David Crabtree, and Tommy Jarrett.

Kingsport Times-News

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John Wiley Housewright

CHURCH HILL -- J. Wiley Housewright, 72, 1020 Virginia Street, Church Hill, died at 11:05 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 25, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center of a heart attack.

A native of Scott County, Va., he spent most of his life in Hawkins County.  He retired in May 1983 from the Tennessee Eastman Company as a dispatcher in the dope department for 42 years.  He was a member of the Elm Springs United Methodist Church, a member of the Oddfellows and the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754.  He was also a past member of the Church Hill Rescue Squad for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert and Emma Christian Housewright; three brothers, Fred, Joe and William Housewright; and one step grandchild.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dykes Housewright, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Greer, Kingsport and Mrs. Judy Taylor, Mount Carmel; one son, John R. Housewright, Church Hill; one stepson, Miles Hartgrove, Morristown; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Carolyn Christian, Mrs. Christy Hartgrove and Mrs. Terrye Thompson, all of Church Hill and Mrs. Vicki Mullins, Rogersville; five grandchildren and six step grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Kate Barbour, Church Hill; four brothers, Tom Housewright and Wayne Housewright, both of Church Hill, Blayne Housewright, Greeneville and Clint Housewright, Mount Carmel; one half-brother, Robert Guy, Church Hill; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

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

Burial will be in the Elm Springs Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, August 27, 1994

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Berry P. Howard

GATE CITY, Va. - Berry P. Howard, 86, 253 W. Jackson St., died Saturday morning (April 9, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a native of Pikeville, Ky., and had lived in Scott Coun­ty, Va., for several years. He was a retired businessman in Scott County, Va., and surrounding counties. He was a 50 year mem­ber of the Catlett Lodge No. 35 AF&AM of Gate City, Va., and a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City, Va.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia H. Nordstrom, Garden City, S. C.; two grandsons; one granddaughter; eight great-­grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Fu­neral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Redding officiating.

Family will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be 'made to the First Baptist Church of Gate City, Va., P.O. Box 194, Gate City, Va., or to the Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

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L. Viola (Crawford) Howell

KINGSPORT — Viola Howell, 93, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 19, 2008) in Kingsport.

Mrs. Howell was a charter member of Riverside Avenue Baptist Church. She was very active in the community and the school PTA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Howell; her parents, William Crawford and Victoria Compton Crawford; four brothers, Dudley, Dana, Denver and Jessee Crawford; and one grandson, Aaron W. Howell.

Surviving are one daughter, Rita and husband, Coy Paul Johnson of Church Hill; two sons, Gary L. Howell of Kingsport and Dean Howell and wife, Beverly of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Marcus Lee Howell and wife, Petra, Candice Howell and Joseph Howell, all of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Heather Howell and Hope Howell; two brothers, Everett Crawford and wife, Janette of Kingsport and Darrell Crawford and wife, Jonita of Marietta, Ga.; one sister, Dorothy C. Fleming of Kingsport; three sisters-in-law, Pat Kerns Crawford of Kingsport, Betty Payne Crawford of Greeneville, Tenn. and Gladys Lawson Crawford of Conway, S.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow with Rev. Charles Roberts officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted following the funeral service in the Garden of the Last Supper at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Howell to Riverside Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 966 Riverside Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of L. Viola Crawford Howell.

Kingsport Times-News
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Audrey Faye (Simpson) Howington

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Audrey Faye Simpson Howington, 74, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( Oct. 21, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Mrs. Howington was born in Sullivan County on Aug. 11, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Elder Elbert K. and Myrtle Spivey Simpson.

She was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church .

Surviving is her husband of 56 years, Elder A.D. Howington, Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Larry Jones, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Tina Howington, Dennis and Maggie Howington and Clayton Howington, all of Kingsport; grandsons, Larry Jones, Jr. and Wes Howington; step-granddaughters, Christy Reynolds, Sheena Vaughn and Josey Smith; step great-grandson, Codie Reynolds; several nieces and nephews, church family and a multitude of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder John Bowling, Elder Paul Strong and Elder Allen Hensley officiating.

The Bowling Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Walnut Chapel Cemetery in East Carter's Valley.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church .

The family of Mrs. Howington wishes to say a very special thank you to the staff of the Kingsport Dialysis Center and to the nurses and doctors at Indian Path Medical Center .

Kingsport Times-News
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Clinton Howington

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Clinton Howington, 73, entered into rest Thursday ( Jan. 3, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Born August 13, 1928 in Scott County , Va. , he was a son of the late Joseph and Molly Dockery Howington.

He was a retired machine operator with General Shale Corporation.

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

His wife, Beatrice Howington, Bristol , Tenn. ; sons, Larry C. Howington, Richmond , Va. , and David MacGregor, Bristol , Tenn. ; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews survive him.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Harris Family Cemetery , Route 619, Alley Valley community of Scott County , Va. , with the Rev. Luke Martin officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dennis Howington

KINGSPORT — Dennis Howington, 55, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Audrey Faye Howington; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Maggie Dorton Howington, Kingsport; father, A.D. Howington, Kingsport; son, Clayton Howington, Kingsport; sister and husband, Anita and Larry Jones, Kingsport; brother and wife, Chris and Tina Howington, Kingsport; step-daughters and husbands, Sheena Vaughn Craft and Chase Craft, Kingsport, Christy Vaughn Reynolds and Billy Reynolds Douglasville, Ga.; grandchildren. Josie Smith, Kingsport, Codie Reynolds, Douglasville, Ga. and Annabelle Craft, Kingsport; nephews, J.R. Jones and Wes Howington, both of Kingsport. He is also survived by his faithful companion, Abrahound, his chocolate Lab.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Aug.7, 2011 at Victory Apostolic Church on Kite Street in Kingsport.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victory Apostolic youth group.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Mae (Lark) Howington

Edna Mae Howington, age 86, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her home in Weber City, VA. Born in Scott County, VA on August 28, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Floyd H. Lark and Clara Elizabeth Fletcher Lark.

Edna Mae was also preceded in death by her son, Gerald Howington, a sister, Ruth Lark and two brothers Fred and Don Lark. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise Howington and Charlie B. Reed of Gate City, VA and Rita Dingus and husband Phillip of Weber City; seven sons, Ronnie Howington and wife Linda of Sweetwater, TN, Gary Howington, Larry Howington and wife Cindy, and Neil Howington all of Kingsport, Alan Howington and wife Carolyn, Eddie Howington and Michael Howington all of Gate City, VA; a very special daughter-in-law, Judy Howington of Gate City, VA; one brother, Mack Lark and wife Sue of Weber City, Va; 6 grandsons, 15 granddaughters 3 great grandsons, 6 great granddaughters and 2 expected later; 3 great-great grandsons and 1 expected later and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 -7:45 P. M. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with a brief service to follow. Friends may also visit the family at Ms. Howington’s home after 1:00 P. M. up till the day of the service.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Howington has been cremated.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the fourth floor at Mountain States Indian Path Medical Centerl as well as the nurses and staff of Mountain States Hospice; also to Amedysis Home Health and a very-very special thank you to Ms. Howington’s darling, her physical therapist Mike Bishop. Colonial Funeral Home of Weber City is serving of Edna Mae Howington.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Glenia Joyce (Keith) Howington

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Glenia Joyce Howington, 65, Nickelsville, Va., entered into rest Wednesday (April 30, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Howington was born in Scott County, Va. on April 15, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Hula Keith.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Lee Howington ; and a daughter, Mildred Ann Howington .

Surviving are her daughter, Patsy Tolle, Gate City, Va.; sons, Rick Howington , Gate City, Va., Lester Howington , Nickelsville, Va. and Buddy Wayne Howington and fiancée, Amber, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Shana Day, Joyce Tolle, Holly Tolle, Heather Tolle, Stephen Howington and Destiny Howington ; great-grandchildren, Triston Tolle, Dalton Tolle, Jaylen Jones, Aubury Jones and Zane Tolle; sister, Betty Sue Smith; brother, Bobby Keith and wife, Phyllis, Nickelsville, Va.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.

Grandchildren of Mrs. Howington will provide the music.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lester Alan Howington

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Lester Alan Howington, 42, Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2008) at his residence.
Born in Sullivan County on July 14, 1966, he was son of the late Buddy Lee and Glenia Keith Howington.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Ann Howington.
Survivors include his sister, Patsy Tolle, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Rick Howington
and fiancee’, Renda Keith, Gate City, Va. and Buddy Wayne Howington and fiancee’, Amber, Gate City, Va.; nieces and nephews, Shana Day, Joyce Tolle, Holly Tolle, Heather Tolle, Stephen Howington and Destiny Howington; and greatnieces and great-nephews, Triston Tolle, Dalton Tolle, Jaylen Jones, Aubrey Jones and Zane Payton.
The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home. The graveside service will follow the visitation at the Compton Cemetery.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Howington family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Molly (Dockery) Howington

Fort Blackmore , Va. - (Spl.) - Molly Dockery Howington, 61, died at her home in the Alley Valley Community at 4 p.m. Monday [ 4/23/1951 ] unexpectedly.

Surviving are her husband, J. M. Howington of Fort Blackmore , Va. ; six daughters, Mrs. Henry Quillen, of Fort Blackmore , Va. , Mrs. Scott Clark, of Exton , Penn. . Mrs. Charles Mayo, of Kingsport, Mrs. Russell Roof, also of Kingsport, Mrs. Bruce Lane of Gate City, and Miss Vivian Howington, of Fort Blackmore ; two sons. Roy, of Fort Blackmore, and Clinton, of Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Kilgore, Mrs. Lillian Keith, and Mrs. Nan Meade, all of Nickelsville; three brothers, Bobby, Audley, and Cowden Dockery, all of Nickelsville; and 23 grandchildren.

A son, Claude, lost his life in World War II in Germany .

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, April 24. 1951)

Kingsport News
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Nannie Kate (Page) Houseright

MORRISTOWN — Nannie Kate Page Houseright, 69, of Morristown, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning (April 13, 2008) at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Maynardville, Tenn. following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Speers Ferry, Va. and had lived in Morristown for the past 34 years. Nannie retired from Universal Bedroom in Morristown as an inspector. Mrs. Houseright loved to quilt and especially working with flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Gertrude Fields Page along with her three brothers.

Nannie Houseright is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Clarence A. Houseright; her daughter, Cynthia Houseright Rogers and her husband, Andy (Treadway, Tenn.); a son, Richard Houseright and his wife, Penny (Dandridge); four grandchildren, Andy Houseright, Amanda Barrett, Jeffery Lope and Jill Cope; her sisters, Linda Smith and her husband, Scott (Yuma, Va.), Sue Truman and her husband, Everett (Dayton, Ohio); a brother, Mike Page (Gate City, Va.); along with several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may call anytime at the residence in Morristown.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Elm Springs United Methodist Church with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl Mae (Fields) Houseright

GATE CITY - Mrs. Pearl Mae Houseright, 68, died at 1 a.m. Saturday [7/22/1972] at her home in the Kermit Community (Gate City Route 3).

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County.

Survivors include her husband, Enoch Houseright; daughters, Misses Edna and Jean Houseright, both of Gate City; sons, William and Ellis Houseright, both of Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Hensley, and Mrs. Lizzie Stokes both of Gate City; Mrs. Estelle Thacker and Mrs. Cornie Fields, both of Kingsport, and Miss Mary Lou Fields of Florida; brothers, Jasper Fields, Church Hill, and Eldridge Fields, Kingsport; and five grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 23, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Terry “Hoss” Housewright

LANSING, N.C. - Terry (Hoss) Housewright, 45, formerly of Gate City, Va., departed this life Wednesday (Sept. 5, 2001).

He was a graduate of Gate City High School and was a member of the 1970 Blue Devil State Championship Football Team.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, William Enoch Housewright and Pearl Housewright; maternal grandparents, L.D. and Hester Blessing.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl D. Housewright, Lansing, N.C.; daughters, Brandie and Katie and son Justin; step son, Samuel Billing; parents, Ellis Hassen and Emmogene Blessing Housewright, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Jimmy Shepard, Diana and David Crabtree, all of Gate City, Va.; nephews, Danny, Matt, Brook, Everett and Caleb; great-niece and nephew, Danielle and Isaac; cousin, Tommy Jarrett; special friends, Ron and Mike Hartsoe.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his parents in the Kermit community.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing and Elder Howard Todd officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Roberts Family Cemetery in the Kermit community.

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

Pallbearers will be nephews and cousins.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Clinton “Bob” Howington

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert Clinton “Bob” Howington, 83, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday ( July 11, 2005 ) at the home of his youngest daughter, Denise, following an extended illness.

Mr. Howington was born in Wood, Va., to the late Jasper Conley Howington and Mary Cordelia Lane Howington. He lived most of his life in Scott County , Va. , with the exception of four years in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Howington worked as a brick mason before his retirement several years ago. He was a loving father, grandfather and a friend to many. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Howington was preceded in death by two brothers, Wesley and Conley Howington; five sisters, Margie Hall, Lula Stidham, Gracie Casteel, Ruth Meade and Pearlie Robinson.

Surviving are two daughters, Denise Howington, Gate City, and Rita Dingus and husband Phillip, Weber City; eight sons, Ronnie Howington and wife Linda, Madisonville, Tenn., Gary Howington, Kingsport, Alan Howington and wife Carolyn, Gate City, Va., Gerald Howington and wife Judy, Gate City, Larry Howington and wife Cindy, Kingsport, Eddie Howington, Kingsport, Neil Howington and Michelle, Kingsport, Michael Howington, Gate City; grandchildren, Shannon Dingus, Devonne Thacker and husband Monty, David Howington and wife Cindy, Marti Howington, Jessica Laney, Brooke Horne, Sarah and Callie Howington, Stephanie, Nathan and Josie Howington, McKenzie and McKayla Howington, Brittany and Deanna Howington, Nicole Howington; step-grandchildren, Alan and Bethany Tipton, Joshua Jessee, Kristi and Brittany Ferguson; great-grandchild, Cody Lee Dingus; stepgreat-grandchildren, Courtney and Jordan Thacker; one brother, A.D. Howington and wife, Faye; one sister, Evelyn "Nancy" Saul and husband Fred, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; special traveling friend, Rev. Eritt Darnell; and very special "Buddy" and constant companion during Mr. Howington's illness, Buford Reed.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the residence of daughter, Denise, 13808 E. Carters Valley Road , Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Allen Hensley and the Rev. Lonas Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, and Post #265, Gate City. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Buford Reed, David Howington, Michael Baldwin, Jamie Howington, Shannon Dingus and Monty Thacker.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Gilreath, Randy Simpson, Jason Pendleton and Trinity Gillenwater.

The family would like to express their love and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Allen Chan and staff at Holston Medical Group, Weber City, to Amedysis Home Health, especially nurse Barbara Davis, to the wonderful loving hospice caretakers, Kathy Butler, Barbara Flanary, Trish Livesay and Emma Cooper, and to the staff of Colonial Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lula Mae (Legg) Hubbard

Jan 24, 1915 – Feb 26, 1994

BALTIMORE, Md. - Lula Mae Legg Hubbard, 78, died at 6 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, Md. after a lengthy Illness.

She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Hubbard; one daughter, Sonia Hubbard.

Surviving are one daughter, Shelby McCarty, Atlanta, Ga.; three sons, Larry Hubbard, Wayne Hubbard, Lomas Hubbard all of Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Duffield Branch of the Gate City Funeral home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Legg officiating.

Burial will be In the Legg Cemetery, Scott County, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Oscar Hubbard

JONESBOROUGH - Oscar Hubbard, 91, went home to Heaven, Wednesday (June 23, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia on July 1, 1912.

Oscar was a quiet, simple, patient, God loving man who loved his family and neighbors. He attended Gospel Mission Church.

Mr. Hubbard retired from Tennessee State Highway Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Hubbard and Sally Hubbard Bloomer; sister, Bonnie Gregg; half brothers, Dewey and Mayden Bloomer.

Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Velma Hubbard, of the home; daughter, Wilma Robbins and husband Wayne, Jonesborough; sons, Donald Hubbard and wife Phyllis, Kingsport; Dee Hubbard and wife Vickie, Fall Branch; two granddaughters, Amy Rose and husband Duane, and Cynthia; four grandsons, Jeff and wife Teresa; Lynn, Chris, Brad and wife Leslie; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Gilreath; half sister, Bernice Bledsoe; special nephew, Joe Gilreath, special niece, Bea Littleton; and several other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Bacon-Kincheloe Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hubbard, Chris Hubbard, Lynn Hubbard, Brad Hubbard, Duane Rose, and Sam Miller.

Honorary pallbearers are Brenton Hubbard, Devin Rose, and Justin Rose.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Gospel Mission Church Building Fund, c/o Phyllis Hubbard, 1124 Old Blairs Gap Road, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.

The Hubbard family would like to send a special thanks to the doctors and nurses on the 5th Floor I.C.U., step down I.C.U. and 3rd floor Wilcox Hall and Wellmont Hospice.

Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Allen Ray Hubmann

Ray Hubmann, age 69, passed away and joined his Father in Heaven on March 18, 2013 after sustaining injuries in a single car accident on March 3, 2013.

Ray graduated from Ketron High School in 1961. Ray was married to Judy Kathleen McClellan in August of 1961. The couple had five children, Brian, Brad, Warren, Kathy, and Rachael. Ray graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1969 with a degree in Industrial Technology. He then worked at Tennessee Eastman Company until starting Hubmann Construction in 1972. In 1998, he started Kitchens and Baths Plus and worked at this business until the time of his death. Ray enjoyed all of his work and all of the people he came in contact with in construction. He loved sports and in his early years he loved to play basketball, baseball and bowl. Ray was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and faithfully served in many callings throughout his life.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents, John and Virginia Hubmann and his wife Judy Hubmann.

Surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Charles and Peggy Thomas, his sons, and daughters-in-law; Brian and Susan Hubmann, Brad and Jennifer Hubmann, Warren and Stacey Hubmann; daughters, and sons-in-law, Katherine and Ross Duncan and Rachael and Evan Deel. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dustin and Tenisha Hubmann, Caleb Hubmann, Joshua Hubmann, J.D. Hubmann, Bradley Rosser, Kelsey Hubmann, Lauren Lyons, Alexa Duncan, Ellison Lyons, Gracie Duncan, Ashlyn Deel, and Trinny Duncan; and one great-granddaughter, Jayde Hubmann.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 100 Canongate Road in Kingsport. Funeral services will follow with Bishop David Carter officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday; in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Friends and family should meet at the funeral home chapel no later than 9:45 a.m. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Ray Hubmann.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Judy Kathleen (McClellan) Hubmann

KINGSPORT - Judy Kathleen McClellan Hubmann went to be with her Heavenly Father and Mother on Sunday (Dec. 7, 2003).

She will be loved and missed by all and she will be with us always.

Her mother, Violet Agnes McClellan, and her father, Willard Emerson (Major) McClellan; and her grandparents preceded her in death.

Her eternal companion, Ray Hubmann; her sons and daughters, Brian Hubmann, Brad Hubmann, Warren Hubmann, Kathy Duncan and Rachael Hubmann; her daughters-in-law, Susan, Vanessa and Stacey; and her son-in-law, Ross Duncan, survive her. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Dustin, Caleb Joshua, J.D., Kelsey, Alexa, Gracie and Bradley. She also leaves her sisters, Yvonne Hunley, Betty Shelhorse and Amy Lawson; her mother-in-law, Virginia Dare Hubmann; and her father-in-law, John G. Hubmann; and several nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved greatly.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:50 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Netherland Inn Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with Bishop LeGrande Boyer officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Family and friends are requested to meet at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home in order to go in procession to the gravesite.

Dustin, Caleb, Joshua and J.D. Hubmann and Chad Lawson, Bradley Rosser, Chuck Thomas and Chris Shelhorse will serve as active pallbearers.

Doug Wampler, Terry Lawson, Dan Shelhorse and Gerald Hunley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Flowers may be sent to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hubmann's name to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Dare (Gilliam) Hubmann

KINGSPORT - Virginia Dare Gilliam Hubmann died unexpectedly Saturday evening (April 2, 2005) at her residence after a period of declining health.

She lived her entire life in Kingsport. She was baptized in her youth and was a member of Barton's Chapel Baptist Church and also attended other area churches.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She loved her entire family very much and provided great service for all of them over the years.

She loved being a homemaker, taking care of her family and preparing special meals for family gatherings and baking cakes and pies for family and friends. She was always willing to provide special help and care for anyone in need.

She was a great example of a daughter of our Savior, showing Christ-like love and service to all.

She will be missed greatly by her family and especially by her husband of over 62 years, who provided loving service and care during her declining health.

She was preceded in death by her father, Christopher Gilliam; her mother, Laura Robinson Gilliam Hilliard, who died in December 2004; brother, Milburn Gilliam; sisters, Elizabeth Baldwin, Vona Walters, Bertha Carpenter and Gertrude McPeak; daughter-in-law, Judy Hubmann.

She is survived by her husband, John G. Hubmann; son, Ray Hubmann; daughter, Peggy Hubmann Thomas; brothers, Napoleon Gilliam, Albert Gilliam, R.C. Gilliam and Ivan Gilliam; sister, Eleanor Gilliam Short; grandchildren, Brian Hubmann, Brad Hubmann, Warren Hubmann, Kathy Hubmann Duncan, Rachael Hubmann Arslanian and Chuck Thomas; eight great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 12 noon Wednesday in East Lawn Memorial Park. Those attending the graveside services are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 11:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be family.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the organization of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gaynell (Minton) Huddleston

Gaynell Minton Huddleston , 1016 Whippoorwill Lane, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol after a long illness.

Born in Kingsport, she lived most of her life here. She was a member of West Kingsport Opti-Mrs. Club, the First Baptist Church of Kingsport and the Hannah Sunday School Class. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip F. and Martha Ellen Miller Minton; one brother, P.F. Minton Jr.

Surviving are her husband, Ward Huddleston Sr., Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Aubrey Burgess Jr., Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Ward and Kaye Huddleston Jr., Sugarland, Texas; three grandchildren, Ward "Beau'' Huddleston III, Jarriott Morgan Huddleston , Jillian Gaye Francisco; three sisters, Juanita Fields, Kingsport, Nataleen Hadad, Knoxville and Christine Miles, Florence, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ronald Davis and Dr. Frank Hawkins officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests those who wish may make donations to the First Baptist Church of Kingsport, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ward W. Huddleston

KINGSPORT - Ward Huddleston , 1016 Whippoorwill Lane, died Thursday (Aug. 26, 1999) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Wilder, Tenn., he grew up in Harriman and came to Kingsport in 1940. He retired from the Mead Corp. He was a member of the Baraca Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church of Kingsport, life member of the West Kingsport Optimist Club, member of the VFW and a disabled veteran of World War II. Mr. Huddleston was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gaynell Huddleston of 56 years; his parents, Horace and Lou Huddleston ; a brother, Wayne Huddleston ; two sisters, Thelma Russell and Gladys Wilson.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Aubrey Burgess Jr., Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Ward and Kaye Huddleston Jr., Leawood, Kan.; three grandchildren, Ward ``Beau'' Huddleston III, Jarriott Morgan Huddleston , Jillian Gaye Francisco; sisters, Delta Abtson, Harriman, Blanche Davis, Harriman, Bonnie Scarborough, Rockwood, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ronald Davis and the Rev. Mitch Whisnant officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests those who wish may make donations to the First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Pallbearers will be optimist members of West Kingsport: John Hensley, John Willis, Syvester Minnick, Doug Rowland, Newland Grubb, Rod Walsh, Robert Strickler and Jim Wells.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fred Hudson Sr.

KINGSPORT - Fred Hudson Sr., 84, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 18, 2004).

He was born in Kingsport on Jan. 26, 1920 and married 60 years to Beulah Myers Hudson who died Sept. 6, 1999. He left his wife and young son in May 1943 to serve in the U.S. Army in the 582nd Ambulance Corps during World War II in the European Theatre. He participated in the "Battle of the Bulge" and was an eyewitness to the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp.

Mr. Hudson was an employee of General Shale Brick Corp where he served in many capacities for approximately 40 years.

He was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church, PCA. Mr. Hudson worked with Scout Troop 87, which was sponsored by Harmony Presbyterian Church for approximately 20 years.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Orley and Margaret Absher Hudson; and three sisters, Louise Hudson, Gertrude Light, and Ruby Hudson Hurst Light.

Surviving are one son, Fred W. Hudson, Jr. and wife, Barbara Gray Hudson; one daughter, Linda Cornett and husband, Bob Cornett, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Melissa Rhoton and husband, Brian Keith Rhoton, Michelle Holt and husband, Brian Keith Holt and Carrie Cornett; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Logan and Hunter Rhoton; and one sister, Eula Phillips.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport or anytime at the home of his son at 544 Rogers Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. James Powell and Rev. Guy Tilley officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Brian Keith Rhoton, Brian Keith Holt, Stanley Sims, Richard Barr, Hoyt Woodward, Gary Tipton, Donnie Phillips, and Bill Hickam.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Phillips, Ed Cornett, Herschell Crowder, George Bernard, Ira Luster, Joe Jones, Jeff Ramey, Ballard Hammonds, Jimmy Hurst, the men of Harmony Presbyterian Church and his buddies from the 582nd Ambulance Corps of World War II.

The family would like to express their appreciation to all the caregivers, doctors, and nurses during Fred's illness.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Harmony Presbyterian Church, 2300 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

[Fred’s wife, Beulah Myers, was born in Scott Co with ancestral lines in the Hiltons area. Some of her families are Myers, Smith, Hensley, Peters.]

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Elsie (Carter) Hudson

August 19, 1913 - July 6, 2014

Mary Elsie Hudson passed into eternal rest at her home of 78 years while her granddaughter Selina held her hand at 2AM Sunday, July 6, 2014. Elsie was 100 years old. She was born in Scott County, Virginia, August 19th, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Dale and Josephine Calhoun Carter. She attended Community United Methodist Church prior to her declining health.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kelly Hudson; twin sons Larry and Allen Hudson; daughter-in-law Jo Hudson; sons-in-law Herman Blevins and Larry Ellis; four sisters Bessie Lazenby, Maggie Humphries, Lula Ketron, and Effie Cross; brothers: Bill, Garland, Henry, and Bud Carter.

She is survived by her son Harold “Smiley” Hudson, Kingsport; daughters Ann Ellis, Doris LaForce and husband Pete, Kingsport, and Linda Blevins, Unicoi. Also surviving are grandchildren Selina Straley and husband Jim, Tulsa, OK, Lisa Boyd and husband Dale, Leslie Depew and husband Mike, Kingsport, Michael Ellis, Johnson City, Jason Hudson and wife Beth, Chicago, IL, Kelly Blevins and wife Shannon, Erwin; step-grandchildren Debbie Kennedy and husband Herbert “Junior”, Carlos Hammonds and David Hammonds, Kingsport. Additional survivors include great-grandchildren Cortney, Brittany and David Depew, Tori, Kelton and Ashlyn Hudson; several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister-in-law Gladys Roberts and daughter-in-law Carolyn Sandidge and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 am-1 pm on Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will follow at 1 pm with Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Bobby Carter, Mike Ellis, David Hammonds, Jim Straley, Mike Depew and Ben Hunter. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Hudson, Kelly Blevins, and Dale Boyd.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her granddaughter Selina Straley for being her caregiver for the last 10 months of her life. A special thank you is also extended to Kristie Runion and the nurses and staff of Smokey Mountain Home Health and Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 834, Kingsport, TN 37662.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Walter Emmett "Peanut" Hudson Jr.

KINGSPORT - Walter Emmett "Peanut" Hudson Jr., 76, died of complications following a fall and a stroke on Wednesday ( Feb. 20, 2002 ) in the Johnson City Medical Center .

Peanut was born December 24, 1925 in Kingsport , a son of the late Walter Emmett and Josephine Quillin Hudson. He retired as a shoe repairman and worked for the Weavers Shoe Shop.

He was a member of the Vermont United Methodist Church .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Clinton Hudson .

Surviving are a niece, Kathy Hudson of Kingsport; nephew, William C. Hudson Jr. and wife Linda of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Madge F. Hudson of Kingsport; several cousins; special friends, Newland Leslie, Jack Parker and Kellas Tate.

Calling hours will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Burial and graveside service will follow in the garden of the Good Shepherd of the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Jack Parker, Robert Breeding, Larry Dexter, Claude Breeding, Tommy Breeding and Ken Breeding.

The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane , Englewood , Colo. 80112 . Please list who the gift is in memory of and the family member to be notified.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

J. B. Huffman

BLOUNTVILLE — J.B. Huffman, 79, of Blountville, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) at his residence after an extended illness, with his family and friends at his bedside.

He was born Dec. 10, 1928 in Sullivan County to the late William H. and Fannie B. Huffman. He lived in Ohio for 14 years, before coming back home to Tennessee in August 1983. He retired from H&L Croush Construction. He and his wife own and operate Kays Restaurant on Hwy. 11-W since June 1986. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Belinda Hadden and Tova Richardson; step-daughter, Leetta Sielger; sister, Ruth Hughes; brothers, Tom Huffman, Joes Huffman, Jim Huffman and Noah Huffman.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kay Huffman; one daughter, Sheila Huffman, Blountville; four sons, Clifford Huffman and wife, Hazel, Allanson, Mich., Paul Huffman and wife, Annette, Holly, Mich., Robert Huffman and wife, Tiffany, Rockwood, Tenn., Harold Huffman and wife, Mary, Rockwood, Tenn.; one step-son, Donald Browder and wife, Tina, Toledo, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Qualls and husband, Bill, and Martha Fleenor, all of Kingsport, Margaret Hayes and husband, Adam, Blountville, Grace Dishner and husband, Pete, Sevierville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Owens officiating.

Music will be provided by the Browder Singers.

Burial will follow the service at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gene Morgan, Joe Sexton, David Hayes, Johnny Hayes, Homer Hayes and Frank Hayes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Whitaker and Ralph Jackson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Joe and Melinda Sexton, Judy Rodefer, Dr. R. Brandon, Amy and Hospice Nurse and Patsy Hinson.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

James E. "Jim" Huffman

KINGSPORT - James E. Huffman, 83, 2182 Steadman Street, went to be with the Lord at 7 a.m. Monday (April 15, 2002) following a brief illness.

James was born in Sullivan County where he had lived his entire life.

He was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Company, retiring due to poor health. He was a member of Charity Chapel in Orebank.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Edith Byrd Huffman in 1978; a daughter, Karen Lavern Huffman; parents, William H. and Fannie B. Huffman; and three brothers, Tom Huffman, Noah Huffman and Joe Huffman.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Strong and husband Steve, Kingsport; two sons, Norman Huffman and wife Sharon, Loudon, Tenn., and Noah Huffman, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mary Qualls, Ruth Hughes, Margaret Hayes, Martha Fleenor and Grace Dishner, all of Kingsport; one brother, J.B. Huffman, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Charity Chapel with Pastor Mike Owens, Pastor Billy Denton and Pastor Avery Lynch officiating.

The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Burial will follow at Gardners Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and family members.

Submitted by Don Lane

Howard I. Huffman

KINGSPORT — Howard I. Huffman, 73, son of the late Noah Huffman and Elsie Ramey Huffman, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday (April 3, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Huffman was born in Scott County, Va. on July 12, 1935. He was a member of Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from the Mead Corporation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life and the mother of his children, Patricia Click Huffman; maternal grandparents, Isaac and Sarah Ramey; paternal grandparents, James and Margaret Huffman; nephew and Pastor, Gregory Huffman.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Glover and husband, Mike of Blountville; son, Randy Huffman and wife, Teresa of Mount Carmel; granddaughters, Christen Huffman of Mount Carmel and Erin Glover of Blountville; grandsons, Brad Collier and wife, Kim of Kingsport, Alan Mullins and wife, Kayla of Mount Carmel and Jared Glover of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, who were the joy of his life, Austin, Savannah, Madison, MeKenzie, Dalton, Raiden and Braeden; sister, Edith Smith and husband, Terrill of Blountville; brothers, Clarence Huffman and wife, Katherine of Kingsport, Kyle Huffman and wife, Betty of Kingsport, Robert Huffman and wife, Elva of Blountville, Ezra Huffman and wife, Doris of Church Hill and Donald Huffman of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12 noon on Monday at Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Boozy Creek Road, Bristol, Va., with Elder Bobby Carter, Minister Clarence Huffman and Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Music will be provided by the Church Congregation.

Mr. Huffman will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Gardners Chapel Cemetery with Brad Collier, Alan Mullins, Bill Huffman, Terry Huffman, Noah Huffman, Roger Smith, Lance Huffman, Eddie Phillippie and Jared Glover serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Huffman's veteran brothers of the Laws Community Residential Care Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gardners Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Lou Smith, 536 Scott Lane, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Huffman's caregivers of many years, Judy and Frank Arthur and their staff. Also, to the staff of Wexford House for the personal attentive care he received during his stay at their facility.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James E. "Jim" Huffman

KINGSPORT - James E. Huffman, 83, 2182 Steadman Street, went to be with the Lord at 7 a.m. Monday (April 15, 2002) following a brief illness.

James was born in Sullivan County where he had lived his entire life.

He was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Company, retiring due to poor health. He was a member of Charity Chapel in Orebank.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Edith Byrd Huffman in 1978; a daughter, Karen Lavern Huffman; parents, William H. and Fannie B. Huffman; and three brothers, Tom Huffman, Noah Huffman and Joe Huffman.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Strong and husband Steve, Kingsport; two sons, Norman Huffman and wife Sharon, Loudon, Tenn., and Noah Huffman, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mary Qualls, Ruth Hughes, Margaret Hayes, Martha Fleenor and Grace Dishner, all of Kingsport; one brother, J.B. Huffman, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Charity Chapel with Pastor Mike Owens, Pastor Billy Denton and Pastor Avery Lynch officiating.

The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Burial will follow at Gardners Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and family members.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

J. B. Huffman

BLOUNTVILLE — J. B. Huffman, 79, of Blountville, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) at his residence after an extended illness, with his family and friends at his bedside.

He was born Dec. 10, 1928 in Sullivan County to the late William H. and Fannie B. Huffman. He lived in Ohio for 14 years, before coming back home to Tennessee in August 1983. He retired from H&L Croush Construction. He and his wife own and operate Kays Restaurant on Hwy. 11-W since June 1986. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Belinda Hadden and Tova Richardson; step-daughter, Leetta Sielger; sister, Ruth Hughes; brothers, Tom Huffman, Joes Huffman, Jim Huffman and Noah Huffman.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kay Huffman; one daughter, Sheila Huffman, Blountville; four sons, Clifford Huffman and wife, Hazel, Allanson, Mich., Paul Huffman and wife, Annette, Holly, Mich., Robert Huffman and wife, Tiffany, Rockwood, Tenn., Harold Huffman and wife, Mary, Rockwood, Tenn.; one step-son, Donald Browder and wife, Tina, Toledo, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Qualls and husband, Bill, and Martha Fleenor, all of Kingsport, Margaret Hayes and husband, Adam, Blountville, Grace Dishner and husband, Pete, Sevierville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Owens officiating.

Music will be provided by the Browder Singers.

Burial will follow the service at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gene Morgan, Joe Sexton, David Hayes, Johnny Hayes, Homer Hayes and Frank Hayes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Whitaker and Ralph Jackson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Joe and Melinda Sexton, Judy Rodefer, Dr. R. Brandon, Amy and Hospice Nurse and Patsy Hinson.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Patricia Lynn "Patsy" (Click) Huffman

CHURCH HILL — Patricia Click Huffman, 70, daughter of the late, Orban W. Click and Beatrice Jones Click, went to be with her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday (July 9, 2008) following a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Lawson and one sister-in-law, Eula Click.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Glover and husband Mike of Blountville, Tenn.; one son, Randy Huffman and wife Teresa of Mount Carmel, Tenn.; along with their father, Howard Huffman of Limestone, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Christen Huffman of Mount Carmel, Tenn. and Erin Glover of Blountville, Tenn.; three grandsons, Brad Collier and wife Kim of Mount Carmel, Alan Mullins and wife Kayla of Mount Carmel and Jared Glover of Kingsport; and seven great-grandchildren who were the joy of her life, Austin, Savannah, Madison, Kenzie, Dalton, Raiden, and Braeden; she is also survived by one sister, Betty Huffman and husband Kyle of Kingsport; two brothers, Clyde Click of Mount Carmel and Robert Click and wife Linda of Mount Carmel; and several special nieces and nephews whom she adored, most especially, Bill Huffman who she loved like a son.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport with funeral services immediately following with Minister Clarence Huffman officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Mount Carmel.

Pallbearers will be Brad Collier, Alan Mullins, Bill Huffman, Tony Click, Heath Price, and Mike Glover.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to all the staff of Church Hill Healthcare and Rehab Center for the years of wonderful and personal care Patricia received; and to the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center for their kindness and support during this difficult time.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Patricia Click Huffman.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joanna Belle “Annabelle” (Lane) Huggins

KINGSPORT - Annabelle Lane Huggins, 84, of the Rock Springs area, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday ( July 3, 2005 ) at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.

She was born in Kingsport where she had been a resident her entire life. Annabelle was an active member of Summersville Baptist Church and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Ezra and Sadie Ann Vaughn Lane ; two sisters, Lottie Jane White and Lee Etta McConnell.

Survivors include her husband of over 59 years, Joseph S. (Joe) Huggins; two daughters, Carol McCamy of Gray, and Cathy Easley of Kingsport; two sons, Russell and wife Janice Huggins of Kingsport, and Dennis and wife Nancy Huggins of Church Hill; six grandchildren, Mark McCamy, Kevin Huggins, Jason Huggins, Alissa Easley, Robert Easley Jr. and Kimberly Folsom; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and any time at her residence.

Services will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Bolden and the Rev. Hobbie McCreary officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park . Friends and family are asked to meet at the gravesite at 9:45 a.m.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Huggins.

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Annie Arlena "Jackie" (Shoemaker) Hughes

GATE CITY - Annie Arlena (Jackie) Hughes, 46, of 404 Fir St., Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Monday [11/12/1973] after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford Kenneth Hughes of the residence; her mother, Mrs. Virginia Shoemaker; two sons, Clifford Kenneth Hughes, Jr., Kingsport, and James Eugene Hughes, Gate City; two brothers, William Howard Shoemaker, New Jersey, Calvin Shoemaker, Dayton, Ohio, and three grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home.

KINGSPORT NEWS, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1973

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Beatrice L. (Pennington) Hughes

KINGSPORT — Beatrice Pennington Hughes, 91, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( June 26, 2009 ) at Holston Manor following an extended illness.

She was born in Lee County , Va. and had lived in Kingsport for most of her life. She was an avid bowler until age 84, was very active in the ladies of the Moose of Kingsport where she later served on the Board of Directors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Allen Hughes; her parents, Troy and Serena Peters Pennington; sisters, Stella Oursler, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ball, Alpha Helton, Oma Jeffries, Bessie Counts and Bertie Young; brothers, Masby Pennington, Everette Pennington, Monroe Pennington and Lonnie Pennington.

She is survived by her daughters, Vivian Rector of Kingsport, Dorothy Porter and husband, Ron of Blountville; son, Paul Howard Hughes of Kingsport; grandchildren, Susan Murphy and husband, Mike, Penny Ogilvie, Lloyd Porter and wife, Jerosha, Serena Porter, Wendi Benson and Nathan Hughes; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Brian, Price, Grant, Emma, Penn and Joseph; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street , Kingsport .

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park . Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Ben Willis Hughes

Ben Willis Hughes, 88,passed away April 10, 2012 at Wake Med Health and Hospital in Raleigh, N. C. after one year of declining health. A celebration of life was held Thursday at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, N. C. where his wife is a resident.

He was born May 24, 1923 in Fletcher, N. C. to the late William and Della Hughes. As a young man he served in Europe and North Africa during WW II.

He then returned to North Carolina to wed his teenage bride, Janie Moore. Ben worked on the railroad with his father until moving to Kingsport, Tn. in 1952. He worked at Mead Corporation from that time until he retired in 1986. In 2004 he moved to Raleigh, N. C. with daughter and husband.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 pm Saturday April 14 at East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tn.

Funeral Services will be held at l pm in the chapel.

Military graveside services will follow at Tri-City Memorial Gardens, Kingsport. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Rhoda Gillespi, Betty Maynor and Glenn Hughes. Surviving are wife Janie Moore Hughes, daughter Glenda Boyer and husband Tom of Raleigh, son Steve Hughes and wife Karen of Knoxville, Tn. and son Randy Hughes and wife Sheila of Dayton, Ohio, one sister Ruth Shuler, brothers Bill Hughes and wife Nana, J. B. Hughes and wife Nella Mae, Dewey Hughes and wife Thelma, and Jimmy Hughes. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Special friends David Bell and Herman Williams. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice at 800 Tiffany Boulevard Suite 209, P.O. Box 8109 Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804-1109.

(Some of Ben Hughes’ maternal ancestral families in Scott Co – Estep, Hood, Rhoton, Lane, Elliott, Woolsey, Williams, Jeffries)

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

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Edward C. Hughes

GATE CITY, Va. - Edward C. Hughes, 74, entered into eternal rest Tuesday ( Jan. 8, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Mr. Hughes was born in Russell County, Va. , on March 8, 1927 , and was the son of Stella Chaffin Hughes and the late Jiles Banner Hughes.

He was a member and deacon of Daniel Boone Baptist Church and was retired with the rank of Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army in 1966.

He started work for Holston Defense, retiring after 20 years of service.

In addition to his father, his wife, Charlotte Dougherty Hughes in 1990; and sisters, Joan Breeding and Dorothy Turner, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Stella C. Hughes, Castlewood, Va.; daughter, Cynthia E. Casteel, Kingsport; son and fiancée, Ron Hughes and Susan Rivers, Big Stone Gap, Va.; grandchildren, Clifton E. Casteel and Meagan Hughes; brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Gene G. and Evelyn Hughes, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gene G. Hughes and the Rev. Eddie Whitley officiating.

The American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will conduct military graveside services at 1 p.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

The family will be meeting at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Kingsport Times-News
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Rev. Gene Gale Hughes

KINGSPORT — Rev. Gene Gale Hughes, 75 went to be with the Lord Wednesday ( Dec. 19, 2007 ) at James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Hospital .

He was born in Russell County , Va. and had lived in Ohio for over 25 years and later served in the U.S. Navy. He pastored several different churches in Ohio and also pastored the Fort Robinson Baptist Church in Kingsport along with several others. Later he retired from Gibsontown Mission Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Giles Banner, and Stella Chaffin Hughes; sisters, Joan Breeding, Dorothy Turner, and Francis Hughes; brother, Edward C. Hughes.

Rev. Hughes is survived by his wife of over 53 years, Evelyn Campbell Hughes, of the home; daughter, Katrina Gayle Curtis and husband Tony, Kingsport; sons, Robin Lewis Hughes, Dayton, Ohio., Gary Gene Hughes, Troy, Ohio.; grandchildren, Vanessa, Amanda, Jared, Ryan, Ethan, and Micah; great grandchildren, Nicholas, Grace, and Christopher; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fort Robinson Baptist Church .

Funeral Service will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Jeff Wallen and Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Music will be provided by Tony and Katrina and Bart Richardson.

Graveside services will be conducted following the funeral service at Stallard Grey Cemetery in Midway, Va. with American Legion Post 3/265 and Chaplin Joe W. Byrd.

Pallbearers will be Robin Hughes, Gary Hughes, Katrina Curtis, Ethan Hughes, Jared Curtis, and Ryan Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas, Grace, Christopher, James Trent, Chris Sparks, and John Hensley.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are asked to be made to the Volunteers at James H. Quillen Hospital at P.O. Box 4000 136 B1, Mountain Home , Tenn. 37684 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Janie (Moore) Hughes

Janie Moore Hughes, age 83, passed away April 16, 2012 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, North Carolina. She was born April 3, 1929 in Old Fort, N.C. to the late William Alonzo and Cora Melton Moore. Janie attended Old Fort Freewill Baptist Church until moving to Kingsport in 1952, and then she joined Sullivan Baptist Church. She was a member of the Choir and Gospel Choir, and loved listening to gospel music. Due to her failing health she moved to North Carolina to live with her daughter and son-in-law.

Janie was preceded in death by parents; sisters, Naomi Crisp, Joyce Moore; brothers, Arthur Moore, Paul Moore, her husband, Ben Willis Hughes, and daughter, Theresa Hughes.

Survivors include daughter , Glenda Boyer and husband Tom of Raleigh, N.C.; sons, Steve Hughes and wife Karen of Knoxville, Randy Hughes and wife Sheila of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Lester Moore and wife Bernice, J.C. Moore and wife Helen all of Old Fort, N.C.; three sisters, Ada Frady, Irene Chrisawn, Geneva Johnson all of Old, Fort, N.C. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 12 until 1:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with burial to follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 800 Tiffany Blvd. Suite 209, P.O. Box 8109 Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804-1109.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hughes family.

(Some of Ben Hughes’ maternal ancestral families in Scott Co – Estep, Hood, Rhoton, Lane, Elliott, Woolsey, Williams, Jeffries)

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

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Ruth E. (Huffman) Hayes Hughes

KINGSPORT — Ruth E. Hughes, 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Dec. 15, 2007) after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Hughes was born in Sullivan County to the late William H. and Fannie B. Huffman. She lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was an active member of Charity Chapel Baptist Church. Most of her life was spent as a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her sons, Ray Hayes; her husband of 13 years, Harold Hughes; four brothers, Joe Huffman, Tom Huffman, Jim Huffman, and Noah Huffman.

Surviving are three sons, Johnny R. Hayes and wife Diana, Kingsport, Frank H. Hayes and wife Brenda, Blountville, and Homer L. Hayes and wife Faye, Blountville; four grandchildren, Michele Pendleton and husband Mark, Ray Hayes and wife Victoria, Christina Smith and husband Josh, and Wesley Hayes and wife Stephnie; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Pendleton and Eli Hayes; sisters, Mary Qualls and husband Bill, Margaret Hayes and husband Adam, Grace Dishner and husband Pete, and Martha Fleenor; one brother, J. B. Huffman and wife Kay.

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

Pallbearers will be Wayne Hayes, David Hayes, Mike Hayes, Ralph Jackson, Hiram Hayes, and Mike Patterson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Light and Mark Toronjo.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ruth E. Hughes.

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Stella Peggy (Dickerson) Hughes

FALL BRANCH — Stella Peggy Hughes, 74, Chuckey, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Feb. 20, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Hughes was a member of Bethany Free Will Baptist Church and had retired from AFG Industries.

"We are put on this earth to serve others; truly her life was expressed in that she died while serving others."

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Hughes; parents, Earl and Clara Dickerson; and brother, Kenneth Dickerson.

Surviving are her daughter, Lynda Hughes Dawson and husband, Alan of Chuckey; one granddaughter, Lyndsay Dawson and fiancé, Jordan Mynatt, both of Knox- ville; one sister, Joenia Frady and husband, David of Kingsport; two brothers, Johnny Dickerson and wife, Jane, Randy Dickerson and wife, Pauline, all of Chuckey; one special nephew, Doug Dickerson of Chuckey; two special great-nephews, Haven Dickerson and Jamie Skeen, both of Chuckey; several other beloved nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Barbara Clipse of Church Hill.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Donnie Bailey and the Rev. Roger Dykes officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Hommell, Clint Penley, Jeff Clipse, Carl Shepard, Tim White, Bill Reed and Ronnie Bledsoe.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch is serving the family of Stella Peggy Hughes.

Kingsport Times-News
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Joann (Carver) Shupe Hull

KINGSPORT - Joann Carver Shupe Hull, 64, Kingsport, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Monday (Nov. 14, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Joann was born in Kingsport and had lived in Tennessee her entire life. She attended Hall Street Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Briscoe and Allie Carver; son, Darren Ennis; sister, Charlene Quillen; and brother, James Carver.

Surviving are one son, Tony Ennis and wife Brenda, Kingsport; special stepdaughter, Jennifer Thompson, Kingsport; six other stepchildren; two grandsons, Phillip, Anthony Ray, and granddaughter, Casey; three stepgrandsons, Justin, Cody, and Bo; one sister, Edlis Bledsoe, Kingsport; one brother, Paul Carver; former husband, Luther R. Shupe; special sisters-in-law, Lucy Barnette, Hilda Arnold, and Mildred McDavid; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, or anytime at the home at 216 Virginia St., Kingsport.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Brother Clarence Necessary officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Frank Vaughn, David Redmond, Ronnie Dye, Shannon Godsey, Jay Porter, and J.C. McDavid.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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Rev. J. R. Hulse

Rev. J.R. Hulse, 75, born December 14, 1935, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center.

J.R. was a diesel mechanic at Mason & Dixon Shop and shop foreman. He owned his own diesel garage, Jay's Diesel Service and was an expert witness as an accident scene investigator for Hawkins, Moody and Associates, Tom Dossett and several others. J.R. was a retired minister and former pastor for Alley Valley Church and Starnes Bluff. He was also a member of Free Masons and an avid stamp and coin collector.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Hulse and Myrtle Hulse Roberson; brother, John L. Hulse, Jr.; sister, Ann Iris Hulse and grandson, Jerry Wayne Hulse, Jr.

J.R. is survived by his wife of 57 years, Beulah Jean Hulse; son, Evangelist Jerry Wayne Hulse and wife, Lorraine of Albemarle, NC; daughters, Betty Hicks and husband, Phil of Kingsport, TN and Judy Carter and husband, Craig of Ft. Blackmore, VA;

brothers, Samuel Dexter Hulse and wife, Alice of Jonesborough, TN and Larry Wayne Hulse and wife, Bonnie of Summersville, KY; sister, Lonita Bentley and husband, Harry of Blountville, TN; special grandson, Joseph Hulse, raised as his own; godchild, 3 year old Christopher Humphries; several grandkids, great-grandkids….too many to list.

Visitation will be on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Willie Neeley and Rev. Clifford DeLee officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Joe Hulse, Emmett Carter, Phil Hicks, Craig Carter, Harry Bentley and Jimmy Ray Smith.

(Scott Co Bishop family)

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

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Marguerite Ellen “Maggie” (Lane) Lampkin

Dorothy Louise (Lampkin) Humphrey

Lela Maude (Lampkin) Hill

Craig Doyle

TWO AREA WOMEN KILLED IN A WRECK

Mrs. Dorothy Humphrey and Mrs. Maggie Lampkin Are the Victims

BOTH LIVED IN AVONDALE

Accident Near Ellensburg, Wash., Claims Two Other Lives

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Two residents of Avondale in Clay County were among four persons killed yesterday [Apr 6, 1960] when a small, foreign-made car left a highway west of Ellensburg, Wash., and hit a bridge abutment.

The victims were Mrs. Maggie Lampkin, 69, and her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Louise Humphrey, 35, both of 2901 Jaudon street; Mrs. Lela M. Hill, Benton City, Wash., and Craig Doyle, 4 months, Tacoma, Wash.

Injured was Mrs. Joanne Doyle, 21, Tacoma, mother of Craig Doyle.

The highway patrol reported the car traveled 125 feet after slipping off the edge of the highway and hit the abutment of a bridge which spans a small ravine.

Roy A. Humphrey, the husband of one of the victims, said last night his wife and her mother left Kansas City March 20 by airplane to visit relatives in Washington. They had planned to return home April 16.

Mrs. Lampkin and Mrs. Humphrey had visited Mrs. Hill, a daughter of Mrs. Lampkin, and were on the way to the home of Mrs. Doyle in Tacoma for a visit there. Mrs. Doyle is a granddaughter of Mrs. Lampkin.

Humphrey said he had received a letter from his wife this week telling him of plans for the trip to Tacoma. Humphrey is employed by the Corn Products Refining company, North Kansas City.

Mrs. Humphrey is survived by her husband, a son, C. G. Humphrey, 17, and three daughters, Donna Jean Humphrey, 15; Dorothy Arline Humphrey, 14, and Lela Ann Humphrey, 11, all of the home. Mrs. Lampkin is survived by 12 grandchildren.

The bodies were taken to a funeral home in Ellensburg and will be returned to Avondale.

(Marguerite Ellen “Maggie” (Lane) Lampkin was a daughter of John Nathan Lane from Scott Co and Georgia Ann (Edwards) Lane from MO. Marguerite’s husband, Omar Thomas Lampkin died on 4/15/1953. Lela Maud (Lampkin) Hill’s husband was Orville Lee Hill and they had four children, Orville, Betty, Joanne and Donnie. Dorothy Louise (Lampkin) Humphrey’s first husband, Charles Gydian Humphrey, died in WW II, and they had two children, Charles Jr and Donna. Her second husband was Roy Humphrey and they had two children, Dorothy and Lela. Craig Doyle was a grandson of Lela (Lampkin) Hill and a son of Joanne (Hill) Doyle.)

Kansas City Times, Apr 7, 1960 (from a clipping at findagrave.com)

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James Warren Hunley

GATE CITY, Va. -- James Warren Hunley , 77, died Sunday afternoon ( July 19, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. on Dec. 15, 1920 , he was the son of the late Frank and Martha Baldwin Hunley .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Spivey Hunley , Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Annis Reed, Culpeper, Va., and Charlene Swain, Roanoke, Va.; four sons, Odel Hunley , Brother Gary Hunley and Don Hunley , all of Weber City, Va., and Bill Hunley , Montgomery, Ala.; two stepsons, Gary Spivey, Gate City, Va., and George Spivey, Kingsport; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laurie Darnell, Hume, Va., and Lillian Berry, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence and at the residence of his son, Don Hunley , 137 Boone St. , Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at West End Baptist Church with the Rev. H.P. Venable and the Rev. George Willis officiating. Music will be provided by Brother Gary Hunley and the West End Baptist Church Singers.

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

Burial will be at Ponderosa Cemetery , Gate City , Va. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Jerry Lee Hunley

GATE CITY, Va. - Jerry Lee Hunley, 59, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born Jan. 15, 1944, he was the son of the late Howard and Nora McCrackin. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., where he was a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Hunley; granddaughter, Angel Woods; two brothers, Paul McCrackin and Gene Hunley.

Surviving are his former ex-wife, Annie Lane, Nickelsville, Va., and Sally Lasater, Church Hill; one daughter, Rita Woods, Gate City, Va.; three sons, Jr. Hunley, Nickelsville, Va., Ricky Hunley, Gate City, Va., and Teddy Hunley, Church Hill; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Polly Griggs, Cheraw, S.C., Faye Woolridge and Hazel Miller, both of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Fred Darnell of East Carters Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at Rita Woods residence in Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted 12 noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor G.W. White officiating and Minister Nat Baker assisting.

Burial will be at the Slant United Methodist Church in Slant, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends: Anthony Hunley, Brandon Hunley, Justin Hunley, Steven Hunley, Natasha Hunley, Christopher Hunley and Jeremy Hunley.

Kingsport Times-News
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Rickey Lee Hunley

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Rickey Lee Hunley, 43, of Ft. Blackmore, VA, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Hunley; and his brother, Michael Wayne Hunley.

He is survived by his mother, Annie Lane Gibson; sister, Rita Diane Woods; brother, Junior Lee Hunley, and, Teddy Wayne Hunley; along with several nephews, one niece and several cousins.

Mr. Hunley was cremated and a memorial service may be scheduled at a later date by the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Gate City Funeral Home to assist with the funeral service for Ricky Hunley.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ricky Hunley.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Charles M. Hunnicutt

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

GATE CITY — Charles M. Hunnicutt Sr., 77, of Gate City, passed away Friday (Oct. 31, 2008) at the University of Virginia Hospital of Charlottesville, Va. after a brief illness.

Born in McIntyre, Ga., Charles served in the U, S, Navy for over 18 years. He retired from Dade County School System, where he taught for years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl C. Hunnicutt, Sr. and Lena McCrary Hunnicutt; brother, Curtis Hunnicutt.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne A. Turner Hunnicutt, of the home; daughter, Karen A Mathis and husband, James; son, Charles M. Hunnicutt, Jr. and wife, Cheryl; grandchildren, Daniel Hunnicutt and Christina Hunnicutt; sisters, Dorothy Mays, Kathy Kersey and husband, Phillip; brothers, Carlton Hunnicutt and wife, Barbara, James Hunnicutt and wife, Betty Jean, Bob Hunnicutt and wife; Donald Hunnicutt and wife, Nancy; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 2, 2008) at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Shephard and Rev. Richard Willis officiating.

Military graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. with the American Legion Post 3/265 and Joe W. Byrd conducting the rites.

Pallbearers will be Military Color guard and Honorary Pallbearers will be Nobles of Jericho Shrine Temple.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C., 29605-4277.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Daisy Marie (___) Hunnicutt

NORTON, Va. - Mrs. Daisy Hunnicutt, 83, died Tuesday morning [1/26/1965] at a local hospital after a long illness.

She had been a resident of Norton for more than 57 years, and was a charter member of the First Church of God in Norton.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Kilgore and Mrs. W. H. Earles, both of Norton, and Mrs. W. T. Kahle, Alderson, W. Va.; three sons, H. P. Hunnicutt, Princeton, W. Va., and W. H. and G. E. Hunnicutt, both of Norton; one sister, Mrs. Clara R. Mosler, Norton; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Logan Beverly, Norton; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God. Rev. Lowell Hunt and Rev. James Childs will officiate. Burial will be in Laurels Grove cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hagy Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.

[Joseph Walter Honeycutt (Hunnicutt) was born in Scott Co and Daisy likely was also. Her maiden name has not been identified yet. They moved from Scott Co to Norton, VA about 1907.]

Kingsport Times / Wednesday, January 27, 1965

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Darren Odell "D. O." Hunt

Darren Odell "D.O." Hunt, born August 12, 1927, went to be with the Lord after a brief illness on March 11, 2012.

He loved his Lord, family, Marine Corp and country. At 17 he joined the Marines and served in the Pacific Theater of WW II. D.O. was an active member of the VFW Post 4933, and had served as Past Commander, a member of the Honorary Military Order of the Cooties, Charter member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles Post 3141, and a member of the American Legion.

D.O. was the youngest remaining child of Robert Burle "R.B." and Anna Mae Hyder Hunt. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by the love of his life, that he met and married 54 years ago, Elsie Lane Triplett Hunt; two daughters, Gina Jones and husband Gil, Pat Dingus and husband Ron; one son, Larry Triplett and wife Diana; four grandchildren, Todd Dingus, Tammy George, Twana Triplett and Travis Triplett; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Allen Vanzant and Staff of Indian Path Hospital and Cancer Center, and the extended family of the VFW, Cooties, and Eagles. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boone Dam VFW Post 4933, 830 Minge Rd. Kingsport, Tn.37663 or the Boone Dam Military Order of Cooties Pup Tent 17 at the same address.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hunt family.

East Lawn Funeral Home Obituaries at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com.

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Elsie Kathleen (Lane) Triplett Hunt

July 6, 1928 - October 20, 2012

Elsie Kathleen Hunt, 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. A private family service will be held at Mountain Home Cemetery at Johnson City, TN where she will join her loving husband, Darren O. Hunt who passed away in March, 2012. She is survived by two daughters, Pat and Ron Dingus of Kingsport, Gina and Gil Jones of Johnson City; one son, Larry and Diana Triplett of Huntsville, Ala; four grandchildren, Todd Dingus, Tammy Dingus, Twana Triplett, Travis Triplett; three great-grandchildren, Tyler McReynolds, Ashley and Allie Bryant; and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Allen Vanzant, adopted grandson, and to the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center & Hospice. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice in memory of Elsie. East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hunt family.

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

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Shelia (Hammonds) Hunt

KINGSPORT - Shelia Hunt, 52, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Sept. 17, 2003) after a lengthy illness.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Robert Smith, Kingsport, Missy and Mark Littleton, Kingsport; grandchildren, McKenzie and Matthew Littleton; parents, Rev. R. C. and June Hammonds, Kingsport; sisters, Pat Ward, Kingsport, Brenda Boggs, Kingsport; two special friends, Pat and Mary Absher; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Rev. Billy Gragg officiating.

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

 

Kingsport Times-News
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E-Lane (Wilson) Hunter

DUFFIELD, Va. — E-Lane Wilson Hunter, 78, of Duffield, passed away Tuesday (May 6, 2008) at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield.

She was born in Dunkirk, Ind., and had lived in Duffield for almost three years. E-Lane was retired from Saint Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Ind., and Forest Park Health Care Center. She was also was a member of Saint Joan of Ark in Kokomo, Ind..

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield Hunter, Sr.; parents, Roy Wilson and Frances Bryant Locke; brothers, Woodrow Wilson, Roy Herbert Wilson, and Frank Wilson; sister, Patty Lou Wilson.

E-Lane is survived by her son, Rick Hunter and wife, Dianna, Duffield, Va.; six grandchildren, Jon Griffey, Bill Hunter, Shannon Hunter, Robyn Hunter, Felix Hunter and David Hunter; 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gwen Kidwell, Kokomo, Ind.; brother, David Wilson, Santana, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted in Kokomo, Ind., at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Hunter family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alexander Hamilton Hurd Jr.

MOUNT CARMEL — Alexan­der Hamilton Hurd Jr., 77, 518 Bramblewood Drive, Mount Carmel, died Tuesday evening (April 12, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospi­tal and Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Lee County, Va., he was a former resident of Kingsport, moving to Mount Carmel in 1985.  He graduated from Appalachia High School in Appalachia, Va., in 1936 and attended Maryville College.  He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Holston Defense Corp.

Mr. Hurd was a member of the VFW Charles Dewitt Byrd Post No. 3382, American Legion, Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, Scottish Rite 32nd degree York Rite, Jericho Shrine Temple, Roy­al Order of Scotland, Greeter and Roadrunner for Jericho Temple, Royal Order of Jesters, Moose Lodge No. 972 and past president of Kingsport Shrine Club.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Hurd, of the home; one step­daughter, Joyce A. Rich, Dur­ham, N.C., one stepson, Harold E. Quillen, Nashville; one sister, Retha Trent, Mobile, Ala.; one niece; two step granddaughters and one step great-grandson.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home with Masonic services at 8 p.m. by the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688.

Funeral services will be immediately after the Masonic service in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Frank Hawkins officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery by Charles De­witt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

(Kingsport Times-News)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Charles W. Hurd

KINGSPORT - Charles W. Hurd, 88, of 901 Teasel Drive, went home to be with the Lord at 4 a.m. Tuesday (July 22, 2003) at the V.A. Medical Center at Mountain Home, Tenn.

Born in Scott County, Va., on June 9, 1915, he was the son of the late Worley and Ollie Dean Hurd. He had resided in this area most of his life.

Mr. Hurd was a retired employee of the City Transportation Company and the Ridgefield Country Club. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Hurd was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mount Carmel.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ona Lawson Hurd of Kingsport; two sons, Ronald W. Hurd of Eatonton, Ga., and Harold L. Hurd Sr. of Knoxville; three sisters, Jane Ingram, Edna Wagner and Nell McCollum; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 311 Cypress St., Mount Carmel. Dr. Rocky Churchwell will officiate.

Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Christus Garden at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Hurd, Harold Hurd Jr., Marty Wagner, Ryan Wagner, Todd Wagner and Aaron Grimes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Grimes and Steven Wynn.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memorial Program, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, in lieu of flowers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ona I. (Lawson) Hurd

CHURCH HILL - Ona Lawson Hurd, 86, of 701 West Main Blvd.,Church Hill, went home to be with her Lord at 10 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 6, 2005) at the Church Hill Health Care Center.

Ona was born in Scott County Va., Feb. 14, 1919, a daughter of the late Grant and Martha (Lane) Lawson of Kingsport. She was a longtime employee of the Ridgefield Country Club. She was married for 66 years to the late Charles W. Hurd, who passed away in 2003.

She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald W. Hurd of Eatonton, Ga., and Harold L. Hurd Sr. of Knoxville; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, one atep-great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Lillian Jennings of Kingsport; two brothers, Howard and James Lawson of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Graveside service will follow visitation Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park in the garden of Christus with Rev. T. Richard Harris officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Hurd Jr., Steve Hurd, Arnold Sundermeyer, Steve Wynn, Doug Wagner, and Richard Sundermeyer.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hurd family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Opal ( Watts ) Hurd

Duffield - Opal Watts Hurd, 89, of Duffield, Virgnia went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( June 1, 2011 ) at her residence surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County . Mrs. Hurd was a former employee of Cumberland Glove Factory. She was a member of Wolfe’s Chapel Church . Opal lived a simple life; her earthly treasures were her family and friends. Each day of her being was filled with laughter and happiness. Upon departing this earth, she will be crowned in Heaven for a job well done.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Margaret Watts; brothers, Clyde Watts, Willard Watts, and Arthur Watts; a sister, Anna Lee Bogan; her grandchildren, Darin Scott Dorton, David Eugene Hurd, and Anna Maria Hurd.

Opal Hurd is survived by her daughters, Flossie (Flo) Phillips and husband, Buddy (Bristol, TN), Louise Dorton and husband, Rev. Jackie (Duffield, VA); a son, Rev. Daryle Hurd and wife, Margaret (Duffield, VA); granddaughters, Kristi Dorton, Heather Hurd, and Melanie Lester; great grandchildren, Carter Lester and Mattie Lester; sisters-in-law, Lizzie Watts and Emma Watts along with several special nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

Calling hours will be held on Friday ( June 3, 2011 ) 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, Rev. Daryle Hurd. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday ( June 3, 2011 ) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stephen Vanzant and Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating. Music will be provided by Benny Falin. A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday ( June 4, 2011 ) at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Danny Dean, Audley Rhoton, Zachary Rhoton, Jeff Seay, Jimmy Watts, Junior Love, Charlie Jones, and Eugene Watts serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Jones, Paul Vanzant, Jerry Wolfe, and AL Hurd.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Frank Hurd

KINGSPORT — Samuel Frank Hurd, 79, died early Friday morning (Jan. 30, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Frank was born in Scott County, Va. and lived almost all of his life in Kingsport. He was the son of Lucian and Irene Hurd (both deceased).

He was employed for 43 years by Kingsport Press, later Arcata Graphics. He was a member of St. Dominic Church.

Frank was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He will be greatly missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; three sons, Rev. Steven Hurd, S.J., Phil Hurd and his wife, Colleen, and Tim Hurd and Shannon; one daughter, Susan (Susie) Hurd Negrotto and her husband, Scott; six grandchildren, Sara Negrotto, Shelly Negrotto, John Hurd, Alex Hurd, Hannah Hurd and Will Hurd; one brother, Wayne Hurd and his wife, Jo; one sister, Faye Hurd Nelson; one niece, Angela Hurd Spratlin and her husband, Steve; and one nephew, Greg Hurd and his wife, Tina.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

A second visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Dominic Church, 2517 John B. Dennis Highway, Kingsport.

The funeral will follow at 11 a.m., officiants will be Rev. Steven Hurd, S.J., and Rev. Charles Burton.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Mae (Begley) Hurst

KINGSPORT - Anna Mae Begley Hurst, 72, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday (Sept. 13, 2002) unexpectedly.

Born in Exeter, Va., she had resided most of her life in Kingsport. Mrs. Hurst was a 1947 graduate of Sullivan High School. In 1994, she retired from General Shale Brick.

She was a Methodist and attended Vermont United Methodist Church and Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hurst enjoyed filling her retirement years with her family, traveling, and spending time at the gym.

Her husband, Edd Hurst; parents, James and Lina Begley; a sister, Muriel Crofoot; three brothers, H.C. Begley, Ronald Begley, and Donald Begley, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her brother, Keith Begley and wife Polly, Kingsport; 12 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews to whom she was like a grandmother.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, or anytime at the home of Bob and Maeva Begley.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller and the Rev. Mark Fleenor officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop No. 155, c/o Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Randall Lynn “Randy” Hutchens

CHURCH HILL - Randall (Randy) Lynn Hutchens, 46, went home to be with the Lord late Tuesday afternoon (June 29, 2004) at his residence following a brief illness.

Born in Kingsport, he resided in Church Hill most of his life. Randy was a 1975 graduate of Lynn View High School. He had worked at Eastman Chemical Company his entire life. He also was owner of a family business, Hutchens Trucking, and an avid cattleman and farmer since a teenager.

Randy was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Church Hill.

Preceding him in death were his father, Randall Hutchens; and his mother, Grace Horne Hutchens.

Surviving are his wife, Miranda Page Hutchens, of the home; one daughter, Autumn Hutchens, and one son, Charlie Hutchens, both of the home. Randy is also survived by his sister, Gwen Hutchens Fields and husband Terry, and his special niece, Lindsey Fields; aunts and uncles, Tom and Lois Sloan, Rogersville, Donald and Doris Hutchens, Surgoinsville, and Dennis Hutchens, Kingsport.

Randy will be missed as a loving husband, father, brother and special friend to many.

The family expreseses a loving thanks to a very special friend and caregiver, Renee Skelton of Church Hill.

Calling hours for visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and friend, Jeff Hurd, officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church Hill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John Toney officiating. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Elbert Bridwell, Rick Gott, Russell Smith, Ed Robison, Ron Skelton, Bill Johnson, Mark Johnson and Donnie Shoemaker, who will be led by Randy's son, Charlie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Fields, Tom Sloan, Bert Smith, Bill Ryans, Donnie Hudson, Tom Page, Roy Page, Roger Page, Jackie Page, Randall Page and Harvey Page.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to the Friends in Need Health Center, 1105 W. Stone Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill and special friend, Brent Warner, is serving the Hutchens family.

(His wife, Miranda (Page) Hutchens has ancestral families in Scott Co – Page, Wolfe, Sloan)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Louise (Meade) Hutchins

Jun 11, 1928 – Oct 4, 2014

MOUNT CARMEL — Betty Meade Hutchins, 86, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014), at her residence after a brief illness.

Mrs. Hutchins was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Her life was devoted to caring for her family. She was a former Sunday school and Vacation Bible school teacher. She was active in her children’s school and extra-curricular activities serving as, President of the PTA, a substitute teacher, Cub Scout leader, Band Booster, and home room mother. She was an avid reader, an accomplished seamstress, loved to cook and work in her garden, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Hutchins was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd W. Hutchins; parents, Echol A. and Nora Kate Pierson Meade; and two sisters, Nancy E. Hill, and Barbara A. Sarfaraz.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Danny L. Hutchins and wife Melanie, of Kingsport; Diana Moffet and husband Eric, of Kingsport, Steven D. Hutchins, Sr., and wife Shirley, of Kingsport; Anita Mattera, and husband Tiberio, of Kingsport, and L. Robin Arnold and husband, Alvis, of Church Hill; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandsons; one soon to be born great-granddaughter, Rose; three step-grandchildren; and two nephews.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m.

The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Craig Needham officiating.

The graveside service will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park. (Those wishing to attend the graveside service should plan on arriving at the funeral home no later than 10:30 a.m.)

Pallbearers will include her grandsons, Joseph L. Mattera, Steven Hutchins, Jr., Gabriel Mc-Kee, Kevin A. Simpson, Christopher D. Mattera, and her sons, Danny Hutchins and Steven D. Hutchins Sr.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Mount Carmel Public Library, 100 Main St. E, Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645, or the Church Hill Public Library, 412 E. Main Blvd., Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice and MSHA Home Health.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Betty Meade Hutchins.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Meade, Pierson, Jennings, McClellan, Lane, Jenkins, Hilton, Flanary, Peters, Wolfe)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lola Nannie (Carter) Hutchins

Lola Carter Hutchins, 78, 1532 E Street, Kingsport, died Monday morning ( Aug. 7, 1995 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter .

Born in Scott County , Va. (Mabe), she came to Kingsport at an early age and lived here most of her life. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elick F. Carter and Cora Lane Carter.

Surviving are her husband, Emory Hutchins, Michigan City, Ind.; one son, Gary C. Hutchins, Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Paul Carter, Michigan City, Ind., Robert L. Carter and Claude C. Cart­er, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Fu­neral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert (Junior) Parker officiating.

Pallbearers will be friends.

Burial will be in Old Kingsport Cemetery, Kingsport.

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Submitted by Don Lane  

Bonnie (Wade) Hutson

Bonnie W. Hutson , 82, Kingsport, died Sunday morning (Sept. 27, 1998) at Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn., after a lengthy illness. Born in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Owen and Julia Taylor Wade. She attended Morrison City Mission.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Hutson ; a grandson, Michael Hutson ; a sister, Mrs. Irene Ketron; and a brother, Eugene Wade.

Surviving are a son, Berlin Charles Hutson , Harrisburg, Pa.; three daughters, Ms. Peggy Mason, Ms. Brenda Lark and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Patrick, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. John R. (Reba) Smith and Mrs. Brice (Ruth) Wininger, both of Kingsport; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Linda Patrick, 1000 Timberidge Trail, Kingsport.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Morrison Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Darrence Kenneth "Ken" Hyder

KINGSPORT — Darrence K. Hyder, 67, 3738 Cheekwood Drive, died Sunday morning (Oct. 31, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center unexpectedly.
He was born in Hampton, Tenn., and had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Hyder had been an agent and manager for American General Life Insurance Co.
He was a Mason and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daunt Hyder; brothers, Ben Hyder and Daunt Hyder Jr.; and sisters, Coralee Hyder and Fern Lambert.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hyder; daughters, Jonie Garrick, Kingsport and Melessa Cantey, Blountville; son, Craig Hyder, Atlanta, Ga.; mother, Lucyle Hyder, Mt. Morris, Mich.; stepdaughter, Lisa Hutson, Kingsport; stepsons, Mark Hayes, Monument, Colo., and David Hayes, Jonesborough; sisters, Irene Morrell, Concord, Va., Jean Carroll, Augusta, S.C.; brothers, Bill Hyder, Elizabethton, Allen Hyder, Kyle Hyder, Dan Hyder, all of Hampton, Tenn., Mack Hyder, Perry Hyder, both of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Keith Hyder, Burton, Mich.; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Cloud officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ruth (Stafford) Hyder

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Mary Ruth "Oochie" (Stafford) Hyder, 88, Daytona Beach, Fla., passed away quietly Sunday (April 20, 2008).

Mrs. Hyder moved to the Daytona Beach area from her native Tennessee in 1961.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Lelia Stafford; three sisters, Annie Mayo, Ellen Dale, Elizabeth Tate; and two brothers, Daniel and Carlos Stafford.

She is survived by sons, Ronald (Sandra) Waynesville, N.C. and Patrick Daytona Beach; daughter, Rita (Armand) Houston, Tex.; eight grandchildren, Heather, James, Vanessa and Jason Hyder, Daytona Beach, Robyn Hyder, Tennessee, Rachel and Eric Page, Daytona Beach, and Tina Umbarger, Texas; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Reva Gamble; and three brothers, Gaines, Charles and Albert Stafford; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Surgoinsville Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Gass officiating. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

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