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Scott County, Virginia

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Dicie Mae (Fields) Jarrett

GATE CITY, Va. - Dicie Mae Fields Jarrett, 76, Route 3, Kermit community, departed this life for her heavenly home Thursday (Sept. 18, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on May 8, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Jasper D. "Bud'' Fields and Mallie Housewright Fields.

She was a homemaker and for the past nine years she had been a resident of the Brian Center.

Mrs. Jarrett was a member of Catrons Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Jarrett Sr.; son, Robert Carter Jarrett Jr.; granddaughter, Cassandra Jarrett.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy Lee (Diz) Jarrett, Weber City, Va., Calvin Ray and Geneva Jarrett, Clinchport, Va., Terry Lynn and Amanda (Dorton) Jarrett, Church Hill; grandsons, Robert Jarrett III, Steven Jarrett, Timmy Jarrett and their mother, Tina Derrick; granddaughter, Brittany Jarrett; great-granddaughter, Cassandra Jarrett; sisters, Faye Ramey and Stella Carter of Kingsport, Millie Grimm, Yuma, Va., Marie Ford and Mary Roach of Surgoinsville; brothers, Jim Fields, Kingsport, and Elmer Fields, Mantanna, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Catrons Chapel Baptist Church, Kermit community, and at the residence of Terry and Amanda Jarrett.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Larry Tolley officiating. The Hensley Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fields Cemetery in the Kermit community. The family will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Steven Jarrett, Robert Jarrett III, Leonard Dorton, David Crabtree, Greg Bellamy and Dale Bellamy.

The church family of Catrons Chapel Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catrons Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Mildred Pierson, Route 3, Box 371, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert C. Jarrett Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert C. Jarrett, Sr., 76, Route 3, Yuma community, died Saturday (April 4, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, he was a veteran of World War II and was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Louise Hammond Jarrett; a son, Robert C. Jarrett, Jr. in Feb., 1992; and a granddaughter.

Surviving are his wife, Dicie Mae Fields Jarrett; three sons, Tommy Lee Jarrett and Terry Lynn Jarrett, both of Gate City, and Calvin Ray Jarrett, Duffield; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fields family cemetery in the Kermitt community with military rites conducted by Hammond Post 3 of the American Legion.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cordie E. (Bushong) Jayne

Mrs. Cordie Bushong Jayne, 77, of 1437 Bloomingdale Pike, Cedar Grove, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday [ 7/1/1959 ].

She had been in ill health for several years, but her death was unexpected.

Mrs. Jayne was born in Sullivan County and spent most of her life in the Bloomingdale area.  She was a member of Vermont Methodist Church .  Her husband, J. T. Jayne, died six years ago.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Inez Jayne, and one son, Vernon Jayne, both of Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Lane; two brothers, A. H. and Ross Bushong, Kingsport; a foster brother, Houston Isley, Knoxville; and two grandchildren, Jimmy and Paul Jayne, Kingsport.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Vermont Methodist Church .  The Rev. Ogleva Street , the Rev. Dale Bittinger and the Rev. Frank Mason will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Depew, Kenneth Terry, L. T. Godsey, Roscoe Elam , Glenn Hobbs and Gladstone Hobbs .

The body was taken to the residence at 1 p.m. Thursday from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 2, 1959)

 Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James T. Jayne

James T. Jayne, 71, retired guard from Holliston Mills, died at his home on Bloomingdale Road in the Cedar Grove Community at 1 p.m. Friday ( 10/16/1953 ).

He was born in Scott County , Va. , but had lived in this section for the past 53 years.  He attended the Baptist  church.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cordia Bushong Jayne; one daughter, Miss Inez Jayne; one son, Vernon Jayne; one sister, Mrs. S. C. Claman of Kingsport; two brothers, Buren Jayne of Louisville, Ky., and Kyle Jayne of Kingsport; also two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Vermont Church with the Rev. Frank Mason and the Rev. Hugh Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow in the Vermont Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Gorden Blakely, L. T. Godsey, A. W. Ketron, Robert Mottern, Roscoe Elam and Adwin Dexter.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, 18 Oct 1953)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Janelle (Bays) Jayne

HILTONS, Va. — Janelle Bays Jayne, 74, Hiltons, Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday (Nov. 17, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Jayne was one of 15 siblings and was saved when she was nine years old. She was a gifted piano player and, for years, played at the Nottingham United Methodist Church and Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was Methodist Youth Director, Sunday School Teacher and had written several gospel songs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram "Gene" Jayne; parents, Flanders M. Bays and Etta (Barker) Bays; sisters, Elsie Barker, Ota Faust and Edna Bellamy; brothers, Norville, Howard, Colley, Mervin, Vernon

She is survived by her daughters, Rita Page and husband Richard, Hiltons, Va., and Dinah Lawson and husband Bill, Kingsport; son, Daryl Jayne and wife Jenny, Hiltons, Va.; grandchildren, Stacey Allen Page, Zachary Page, Amanda Jayne Dean, Sarah Robinson, Andrew Philip Jayne and Jordan Leigh Jayne; great-granddaughter, Teagan Page; sisters, Nora Lee Hayter, Nashville, and Joan Starnes, Kingsport; brothers, F.M. Bays, Jr., Gate City, Va., Harold Bays, Kingsport, and Donald Bays, Hiltons, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence at Route #1 Box 76-C, Hiltons, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, with Pastor Will Shewey and Pastor Randy Powers officiating.

Music will be provided by Dale and Teresa Jett, Oscar Harris and Stacey Page.

Burial will follow in the Gardner Family Cemetery in Hiltons, Va .

Pallbearers will be Stacey Page, Zachary Page, Andrew Jayne, Johnny Robinson, Joey Salyers and Mark Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Wolfe, Pat Henry, Jack Parker, Benny Spivey, Bill Lawson, Richard Page and Ziggy Bays.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Building Fund, Route #1 Hiltons, Va. 24258.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy E. Jayne

MORRISON CITY  -  Roy E. Jayne, 53, 2104 Teneva Dr., Morrison City, died at 4 p.m. Saturday at the V. A. Hospital at Mountain Home, after a long illness.  He was born in Blountville and have lived in Sullivan County and Scott County , Va. most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, attended the Oak Glen Baptist Church in Yuma , Va.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Stella D. Jayne, of the home; one-half niece; two half-nephews.

    Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

(From 'Kingsport Times' of Monday, October 1, 1973)

(Roy E. Jayne's 1st wife was Frankie Lee Quillen; 2nd wife was Stella Mae Dykes)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Stella Mae (Dykes) Jayne

Stella Mae Dykes Jayne, 75, 4124 Ridge Road, Sullivan Gardens, died Friday ( June 3, 1994 ) at her residence.

    She was born in Hawkins County and lived in Sullivan County most of her life.  She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company of the acetate yarn division after 30 years of service.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Mellie Simpson Dykes, and her husband, Roy Jayne.

    Surviving are one sister, Beulah Dykes, Kingsport ; one brother, Clarence "Bog" Dykes, Kingsport ; and five nieces and one nephew.

    Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, and anytime at the home of Beulah Dykes, 2624 Hawall Street , Kingsport .

    Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Morrison Chapel Cemetery .

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Sunday, July, 5, 1994)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Billy Glenn Jenkins

KINGSPORT — Billy Glenn Jenkins, 58, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday (March 14, 2009).

He attended school at Ketron High School. He was a carpenter and also an auto body repairman. Billy was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church. He loved to work on cars and was also an avid gardener.

Billy was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Fuller Jenkins in 2005 [1973]; his mother, Eula Frances Taylor Jenkins in 2007; and a nephew, Richard Thomas Hart in 2005.

Survivors include his son, Kevin Allen Jenkins of Killeen, Texas; a granddaughter, Calla Grace Jenkins of Wichita Falls, Texas; three sisters, Betty Hart and husband, Frankie of Kingsport, Wanda Bellamy and husband, Robert, Jr. of Gate City and Dianna DeBord of Wytheville, Va.; two brothers, Danny Jenkins of Kingsport and Dr. John Jenkins and partner, Dr. Joseph Catlett of Washington, D.C.; nieces and nephews, Michael Hart, Jenny Bellamy, Robert Bellamy III, Sara Powell, Joe DeBord III and Nicholas Catlett-Jenkins; great-nieces and nephews, Joe Hart, Haley Powell and Tanner Hart; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and several special friends.

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

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd.

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

Pallbearers will be Kevin Jenkins, Michael Hart, Cotton Roberts, Robert Bellamy III, Michael Powell and David Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Price, Mike Price, Les Lawson, Bill Cline, Joe DeBord III and Danny Jenkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson St., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eula Frances (Taylor) Jenkins

KINGSPORT — Eula Frances (Taylor) Jenkins, 80, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Sept. 20, 2007) at Wexford House.

She was born in Kingsport and raised in Yuma, Va. She was retired from Indian Path Medical Center. Eula was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Fuller Jenkins in 1973; grandson, Richard Thomas Hart in 2005; parents, John Logan and Eliza (Click) Taylor; sisters, Evelyn Brickey in 1999 and Ruth Fleenor in 2001; brothers, Bobby Taylor in 2005 and Jack Taylor.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty J. Hart and husband, Frankie of Kingsport, Wanda Bellamy and husband, Robert Jr., Gate City, Dianna DeBord, Wytheville, Va.; sons, Billy Jenkins, Kingsport, Danny Jenkins, Kingsport, Dr. John Jenkins and partner Joe Catlett, Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Michael Hart, Jenny Bellamy, Robert Bellamy III, Sara Powell, Joe DeBord III, Kevin Jenkins and Nicholas Catlett- Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Zoe Hart, Tanner Hart, Haley Powell and Calla Jenkins; sister, Phyllis Palmer, Kingsport; brothers, Ralph Taylor, Don Taylor, Tommy Taylor and Eddie Taylor, all of Kingsport, James Taylor, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Music will be provided by Carol Hackler, Jerry Taylor and Dan Moneyhun.

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

Pallbearers will be Robbie Bellamy, Mike Powell, Alan Taylor, Michael Hart, Joe B. DeBord III and Jeff Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Cline, Pauline Cline and Patsy M. Hinson.

The family would like to thank Adventa Hospice, Patsy M. Hinson, Wexford House, 100 Wing staff and the Rev. Joe Byrd for their care and help.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eva Ann (Byrd) Templeton Jenkins

KINGSPORT - Eva (Byrd) Templeton Jenkins, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2005) surrounded by family and friends at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Eva was born in Scott County, Va., on July 14, 1916 to the late A.J. "Dinky" and Sirrena (Pierson) Byrd. She had been a resident of Kingsport for over 50 years and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Templeton; her second husband, Hobart Jenkins; a daughter, Brenda Templeton; and three sisters.

Survivors include her son, Donald Templeton and wife Betty of Rose Hill, Va.; grandchildren, Lisa Sharrett and husband Jeff of Atlanta, Ga., Sonya Parlier and husband Dwayne of Florida, Cindy Depew and fiancé, Tom Mutter of the home, Donya Fredericksen and husband Kevin of Gray, Sherry Pierce and husband of North Carolina, Tommy Templeton of North Carolina, and Mark Templeton and wife of North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Michael and Stephanie Patterson, Jessica and Brittany Sharrett, Kristi Ham, Ashley Hodges, Jordan Lawson and Skyler Fredericksen; great-great-grandchildren, Maverick Ham, Heaven and A.J. Vaughn; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the home of the granddaughter, Cindy Depew at 2912 East Center Street, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve Templeton, Rev. Jeff Strong, Pastor Johnny Hackney and Rev. Bud Eldridge officiating.

Music will be provided by The Browders.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Tom Mutter, Pete France, Jeff Sharrett, Jeff Kindle, Roger Fraizer, Mark Templeton, Michael Patterson and Danny Depew.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Templeton, Tommy Templeton, Jordan Lawson, James Culbertson, Dwayne Parlier, Kevin Fredericksen, Michael Hobbs, Michael Joe Hobbs and Mark Ingram.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Scott County Funeral Home (Eva Jenkins Funeral Fund), 280 Hwy. 23 N., Weber City, VA 24290.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Gretchen Nicole Jenkins

WILTON, N.Y. - Gretchen N. Jenkins, 21, of 21B Adirondack Circle, died Tuesday ( Oct. 17, 2000 ) as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

She was born Nov. 23, 1978 in Durham , N.C. , a daughter of Phillip C. and Diane Flanary Jenkins, Naperville , Ill.

She was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School , Saratoga Springs , N.Y. . She attended the College of Dupage , Naperville , Ill. and Adirondack Community College , Saratoga Springs , N.Y.

In addition to her parents, she is also survived by a brother, Levi Jenkins, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a sister, Chloe Jenkins, Naperville, Ill.; maternal grandmother, Clara Flanary, Gate City, Va.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Janet Gayle (Elam) Jenkins

DANDRIDGE - Janet Elam Jenkins, 51, Dandridge (formerly of Kingsport), born Jan. 28, 1955, passed away suddenly after a long illness at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 30, 2006) at her home.

She was a 1973 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett and worked for Tennessee Eastman for several years prior to her illness. She will be remembered as one of the most loving, caring and giving persons. Even through years of pain and suffering, she did what she could to help others and be there for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Faye Calhoun Elam.

She is survived by her husband and soul mate, David K. Jenkins, Dandridge, Tenn.; sons, Chad Jenkins and wife Joy, and a grandson, Tyler, Mt. Carmel, and Jeremiah Jenkins, San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Fonda Elam and husband Phil Kelly; brother-in-law, Larry Jenkins and wife Judy; nieces, Amanda Powell and husband Carl, Rachel Kelly and husband Travis Christian; nephews, Brian Jenkins, Bryan Kelly; great-nephews, Dusty Kelly and P.J. Kelly, all of Kingsport; mother-in-law, Clara Jenkins.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2007) at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

A Celebration of Janet's Life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, with eulogies being given by her husband David, and other family members.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Elam, Gary Strong, Carl Strong, Donnie Page, Larry Page and Eddie Calhoun.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1719 West End Ave., #303-W, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Levi Seth Jenkins

KINGSPORT — Levi Seth Jenkins, 29, of Kingsport, passed away July 8, 2009 in Norfolk, Va.

Levi was born Nov. 18, 1979 in Durham, N.C., the son of Phillip and Diane Flanary Jenkins.

He had resided in Kingsport and Saratoga Springs , N.Y. He attended Northeast State College and was currently on active duty with the U.S. Navy based on the USS Donald Cole in Norfolk , Va.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gretchen Jenkins; maternal grandparents, Clara and Buck Flanary; paternal grandparents, Charles and Edna Jenkins; and his special uncle, Ronnie Starnes.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Caroline Jenkins, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; sister, Chloe Jenkins, Kingsport; aunts, Darlene Starnes, Kingsport, Lisa, Yuma, Va., Kim Flanary, Kingsport, Shelia Crawford, Church Hill and Felecia Jones, Kingsport; uncles, Scott, Yuma, Va. and Scott Flanary, Kingsport, Howard Crawford, Church Hill and Alan Jenkins, Greenwood, S.C.

The family will receive friends Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Mary Young, officiating.

Military graveside services will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park with the American Legion and Pastor Mike Stout.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Levi Jenkins family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

MRS. MARGARET JENKINS DIES AT HOME HERE

Mrs. Margaret Jenkins, wife of T. C. Jenkins, died at her home here at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night, following an illness of one month. The remains will be shipped to Sunbright, Scott county, Va., for interment today. Mr. Jenkins is an employee of the Clinchfield Portland Cement Plant.

Kingsport Times, October 26, 1920

Ross C Jenkins Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Ross C Jenkins, Sr., 75, of East Carters Valley Road, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 11, 2004) at his residence after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County on July 9, 1929, he was the son of the late John and Rosa Stokes Jenkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Jenkins retired from JC Penney as store manager after 41 years of service. He was a honorary member of East Carters Valley Ruritan.

Mr. Jenkins attended Marble Point Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Edith Williams and Ursel Catron; brother, Carlos Jenkins.

Surviving are his wife, Dana Strong Jenkins; daughter, Renee Welch and husband Barry, Nags Head, N.C.; son, Ross C Jenkins, Jr. and wife Michelle, Gate City, Va.; two grandchildren, Steven and Andrew Welch; sisters, Georgia Salyer and husband Ben, Gate City, Va., Joyce Salyer, Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Calvin Jenkins and wife Joyce, Rockville, Md., Robert Jenkins and wife Ann, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The Men's Sunday School Class of Marble Point Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In memory of Ross C Jenkins, Sr., the family requests that a donation may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or Marble Point Church building fund, Route 6, Box 340, Gate City, Va. 24251.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Tyler and staff at Duke University Medical Center for extending his life and Dr. DaSilva and Hospice House for making the end of his life more comfortable.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virgia Madeline (Williams) Jenkins

GATE CITY, Va. - Virgia Jenkins went to be with the Lord Saturday (May 14, 2005) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Sept. 9, 1915, to the late Fran Lewis and Martha J. Williams.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Edward Jenkins; two sisters, Georgia Pierson and Edna Salyer; one brother, Bradley Williams.

She was a lifelong member of Big Cut Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Rick Meade, Gray; four sons and daughters-in-law, John L. and Betty Jenkins, Gate City, Ronald and Ellen Jenkins, Floyd, Va., Lonnie and Lenice Jenkins, Gate City, Gary and Cece Jenkins, Fairfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. J.E. Mauk and Rev. Luther Presley officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the members of Big Cut Baptist Church and neighbors.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Abijah Audley Jennings

KINGSPORT - Abijah A. Jennings, 81, of Kingsport, passed away early Monday morning (Dec. 5, 2005) from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Jennings served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1979 after 32 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Sanders Jennings; his wife, Thelma Jennings in 1989; two brothers, Robert and Lacy Jennings; and two infant brothers, Johnnie Lee and Clarence Jennings.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Beckie Jennings of Mount Carmel; two grandsons, Joseph Jennings of Knoxville and Jonathan Jennings and wife Lindsey of Johnson City; a sister-in-law, Mable Jennings; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the home of his son.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor G.D. Peters officiating.

Music will be provided by Amanda Torres and Evie Vaughn.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Center Association, P.O. Box 3301, Kingsport, TN 37664, or the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Abijah A. Jennings.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Alvin Lynn Jennings

BLOUNTVILLE — Lynn Jennings, 74, of Blountville passed away Saturday (Nov. 3, 2007) at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following a brief illness.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force having received the Bronze Star for his time served in Vietnam. Upon retirement from active military service he worked for and retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

Mr. Jennings attended the First Baptist Church in Blountville.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Rose Jennings; parents, Loren and Ida Jennings; two brothers, Marvin Jennings and Nelson Jennings; one sister, Ruth Stapleton.

He is survived by his wife Margie Jennings, Blountville; two sons, Barry Jennings and wife, Elaine and Bill Jennings, both from Yorktown, Va.; two step daughters, Sharon Begley, Denver, Colo. and Janet Grant and husband, Steve, Blountville; two grandchildren, Gretchen Grant and Meredith Grant; several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Dr. Clay Austin officiating. The Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard will provide the military graveside rites. The family will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to; First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 587, Blountville Tenn. 37617.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Cecil (Craft) Jennings

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Betty Craft Jennings, 46, of Gate City died in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday [ July 23, 1969 ] after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County , a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City, and a veteran of World WarII in which she served in the Navy Waves.

She is survived by her husband, Robert N. Jennings; daughter, Rebecca Ruth; sons, Ryland Nelson and Buck; her step-mother, Mrs Ruth Craft; sister, Mrs. B. Gray; and brothers, R. G. Craft Jr. and James V. Craft, all of Gate City.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Lynch officiating.  Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be George C. Carter, Harry Fry, H. O. Claybaugh, D. J. Robinett, Henry Gray, and Gerald Summers.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Kingsport Times of Thursday, July 24, 1969
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Bobby Ray Jennings

KINGSPORT — Bobby (Bob) Ray Jennings, 78, of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday (June 21, 2011), at his residence.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport). He was a graduate of Lynn View High School in 1952. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Bob was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church where he served as deacon for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Martha Joyce Jennings; three brothers, Kenneth Jennings, Bud Jennings and J.R.

He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Thelma (Jo) Dean Jennings of the home; a daughter, Tracy Wright and husband, Mike, of Kingsport; a son, Tony Jennings and wife, Lisa, of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Breanna Wright, Lauren Jennings and Blake Jennings; his companion, his little dog "Sweet Pea;" sisters-in-law, Mary Kate Jennings and Nina Jennings, both of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Carter Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Hagen Webb officiating. Eulogy will be provided by Jack May.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 3217, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664, or to the American Red Cross, 501 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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Charles Leon Jennings

JENNINGS, Charles L., 94, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 1999. He was a member of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church , and was a graduate of Emory and Henry College and University of Virginia . He served as principal of several Southwest Va. high schools, including William Byrd High School , and retired as Director of Personnel for Roanoke County Schools. He was a member of RCEA, VEA and Retired Teachers. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow, having served over 50 years in the Lions Club. Mr. Jennings was a Mason for over 50 years, and also did volunteer work at Community Hospital .

He is survived by his wife, Thelma C. Jennings; son and daughter-in­law, Dr. C. Leon and Jane Jennings of Roanoke; grandsons, Charles L. Jennings, III and wife, Karen, William A. Jennings, Esq. and wife, Dr. Linda F. Jennings, Dr. Byron L. Jennings, Dr. Thomas C. Jennings and wife, Michelle; great-grandchildren, Meredith Lee Jennings, George Tanner Jennings, Ryan Andersen Jennings and Daniel Evan Jennings; brothers, Henderson P. Jennings, Jonesboro, Ark., Basil G. Jennings, Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 1999 at Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church in Vinton, with the Rev. Dr. George Wesley Jones officiating.

Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park .

The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Thelma C. Jennings and Charles L. Jennings Scholarship Fund, Ferrum College , Box 1000 , Ferrum , Va. 24088 or Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church , Box 356 , Vinton , Va. 24179 .

(‘The Roanoke Times' (VA) of Thursday, May 20, 1999 )

The Roanoke Times
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Charles William "Willie" Jennings Rev.

PENNINGTON Gap, Va. - The Rev. Charles William (Willie) Jennings, 91, formerly of Weber City, Va., died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at the Wexford House after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Sammy D. and Nancy Spivey Jennings. He was a member of the Tipton Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and was the former pastor of several area churches.

He was retired from the Mason Dixon Freight Lines in Kingsport.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Stella Davis Jennings; three children, Sammy Jennings, Wayne Jennings and Nancy Jennings Clark; a grandchild, Robert Earl Jennings; three sisters, Pearl Gilliam, Lovely Lane and Lola Lane; a brother, Coy Hammond.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Jo Blalock, Pennington Gap, Elizabeth and husband, Ronald Poole, Gate City, Va.; sons, Larry Jennings, Kingsport, Danny and wife, Cotton Ford, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Jennings, Kingsport; 21 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Hill, the Rev. Walker Darnell and the Rev. Echol Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tipton Family Singers.

Burial will be in the Spivey Family Cemetery in the Manville community.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Laws, Jim Laws, Jeff Porter, Adam Davis, Walt Cruce and Jeff Touchton.

Honorary pallbearers will be area ministers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 459 Old Beason Well Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Charlie A. Jennings

GATE CITY, Va. -- Charlie A. Jennings , 78, Route 2, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1998) at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was a farmer and a member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 038. He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Una Pruitt Jennings , Feb. 16, 1998; his parents, Creed and Mamie Boatwright Jennings ; a sister, Muriel Wetherby; and brothers, Howard, Harold and Jack Jennings .

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Sam (Judy) Kilgore, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Donnie (Donna) Cradic, Surgoinsville; granddaughter, Mrs. James (Christi) Gibson; grandson, Kevin Carico; granddaughter-in-law, Alice Carico; three great-grandchildren, Charles Gardner, Casey Gibson and Zachary Smith; sister, Nannie McConnell, Kingsport; brothers, Hobart (Doby) Jennings , Gate City, Va., J.B. Jennings , Kingsport; and several neices and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. John Hackney officiating.

Music will be provided by True Faith.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery by VFW Post No. 3382.

Pallbearers will be C.L. Easterling, H.L. McConnell, Gilbert R. Jones Jr., Paul Jennings , Danny Jennings , Wayne Walsh and Terry Jennings . Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Kilgore, Larry Kilgore, Gary Jennings , Jack Stallard, Austin Compton and Jerimiah Walsh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, VA 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
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Claude Edgar Jennings Sr.

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio — Claude E. Jennings Sr., 95, went home to be with his Lord Monday (Jan. 9, 2012).

He was born to this world on Feb. 11, 1916, in Fort Blackmore, Va., and was the son of the late Robert and Nevada (McClellan) Jennings. Born into God’s kingdom over 78 years ago, he was a devoted, faithful Christian who followed his Savior, Jesus, with a transparency and dedication that was an inspiration to those who knew him. He will be sorely missed by all.

Claude moved from Fort Blackmore to Kingsport in 1923 at the age of 7. He lived there until 1959 when he moved to New Carlisle. During his lifetime he wore many hats, some of which were: glass cutter, bricklayer, builder and retired from D.E.S.C. He was a 32nd degree Mason. Claude loved bluegrass gospel and was a published writer and performer of same. He played and sang in church praising his Lord for many years until one month before his death. He was a member of Beatty Freewill Church and also attended Christian Heritage Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired maintenance foreman from D.E.S.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his four children, Mabel (Johnson) Jennings; wife, Ruby L. Jennings, sisters, Odell (Ben) Bledsoe and Pearl (Stanley) Price; brother, Hanzel Jennings and infant brother, Ivan Jennings; brothers-in-law, Hent Harrell and Lawrence Linkous.

He is survived by his wife, Rogene “Rosie” Jennings; sons, Edd and Jana Jennings, R.L. and Barbara Jennings, Sherrill and Judy Jennings; daughter, Janice and Will Wilburn; stepchildren, Henry and Missy Rosasco, Andrea Stevenson; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Pat and Mary Jennings; sisters, Della Harrell, Emogene Linkous, Bobbie and Glen Quillen; brothers-in-law, Joe Adams, Thomas Adams, Tim and Sue Adams; sister-in-law, Joy Gray; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Steve Wallace officiating.

Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beatty Freewill Baptist Church, Springfield, Ohio.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com

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Dorothy Mae "Dot" (Dickens) Jennings

KINGSPORT - Dorothy "Dot" D. Jennings, 80, of 1704 Fairview Avenue, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (June 12, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Kingsport where she had resided all her life, Mrs. Jennings was a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jennings was a wonderful, precious and loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Marvin C. Jennings; son, Freddie Jennings; daughter, Janie Stallard; parents, James Arthur Dickens and Addie Dickens Begley; three brothers, Harry Dickens, Paul Dickens and Ed Dickens; and three sisters, Ruth Dickens, Louise Dickens and Grace Pendleton.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Nelson, Kingsport and Brenda Parker and husband, Curtis, Kingsport; four grandsons, Michael Parker, Jesse Jennings and wife, Susie, Marvin Todd Halverson and Wayne Jennings; five great-grandsons, Michael Paul Parker and wife, Jessica, Matthew Parker, Ryan Halverson, Jacob Halverson and Brett Jennings; two great-granddaughters, Mackenzi Jennings and Bailey Jennings; two step great-granddaughters, Kendall Thomas and Kelli Smith; one great-great-granddaughter, Emily Parker; one brother, Robert Dickens and wife, Ruby, Kingsport; one special son-in-law, Mike Stallard, Kingsport; one special brother-in-law, Lynn Jennings and wife, Margie, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport and anytime at 1704 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lonnie "Buddy'' Wooten, Jr. and Rev. Gene Webb officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Michael Paul Parker, Matthew Parker, John White, Mike Sindon, Kip Fletcher and Bobby Weldon.

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

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Edith “Nannie” (Bray) Bowlin Jennings

KINGSPORT - Early Sunday morning (April 10, 2005), the angels carried Edith B. (Nannie) Jennings, 93, of Kingsport, through the Pearly Gates of Heaven to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was of the Christian faith and attended Temple Baptist Church. She was the most compassionate and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Through her love and giving to all, she was a living testimony for Jesus. "You will always be in our hearts and we will always love you. May your light shine in heaven as it did here on earth."

Mrs. Jennings was born in Hawkins County and resided in the Kingsport area for over 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Abijah Jennings; her mother, Viola Lawson; Aunt Sis and Uncle by whom she was raised; two daughters, Mable Metts and Ruby Bowlin; two sons, George Bowlin and Walter Bowlin; four sisters, Gillie Morgan, Mabel Whitson, Lois Sizemore and Hestie Burton; and three brothers, Gladys Bray, Jim Bowlin and Clay Lawson.

Surviving are one daughter, Clara Shackelford of Tampa, Fla.; a special granddaughter, Judy Haynie of Kingsport; a special grandson, Stan Jennings of Kingsport; grandsons, Robert Bowlin, C.W. Shackelford and Eugene Shackelford; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Marvin Tolly and Pastor Ron Haun officiating.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon Wednesday in Highland Cemetery in Rogersville.

Pallbearers will be Stan Jennings, Christopher Jennings, John Haynie, Richard Lanningham, Keith Campbell and Eric Davis.

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

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Edward Taylor Jennings

CENTERVILLE, Ohio - Ed T. Jennings , 76, died Sunday ( Nov. 15, 1998 ) at his residence. He was born Jan. 27, 1922 , in Gate City , Va. , the son of William O. and Mattie ( Taylor ) Jennings .

Surviving are his wife, Teddy (Blevins) Jennings ; a son, Randall Jennings , Centerville ; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bob Vogt, Centerville ; two grandchildren, Amanda and Jared Vogt; a sister, Betty Vince, Baton Rouge , La. ; and a brother, Robert Jennings , Gate City , Va.

Calling hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. , Dayton , Ohio .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Walter Brent officiating.

Burial will be at Bellbrook Cemetery .

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Eliza Jane (Morgan) Jennings

HILTON, Va. -- Mrs. Eliza Jane Jennings, 83, died at 6:15 a.m. at her home here Sunday. [10/16/1955]

Survivors include her husband, Sam Jennings; three daughters, Mrs. Dora Fisher, Marshall, N. C., Mrs. Cora Pippen, Gate City, and Mrs. Vernie Hensley of Hilton; one son, Daniel Kent, Charleston, W. V.; 33 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

The body will be removed from McConnell Funeral Home to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pippen, Gate City, at 1 p.m. Monday.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Kingsport News, Monday, October 17, 1955

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Ella Grace (Holt) Housewright Jennings

FALL BRANCH -- Ella Grace Jennings, 72, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 1997) at her residence.

Born in Kyles Ford, she had lived most of her life in Hawkins County and the past 13 years in Fall Branch.  She retired from the Mead Corp., Kingsport and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Le Roy Jennings; parents, Nelson "Dock" and Samantha Dalton Holt; sister, Jane Smawley; brothers, Mitchell Holt, Nelson Holt and Clifton Holt.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Rev. Andrew (Georgia) Greer, Jonesborough, and Mrs. Ronnie Joe (Judy) Taylor, Mount Carmel; a son, John Robert Housewright, Church Hill; grandchildren, Dawn Greer, Jeff Greer, Lori Smith, Robbie Housewright and Steven Taylor; great-grandchild, Blake Smith; three sisters, Zelphia Lawson and Betty Jackson, both of Maryland, and Retta Bovriarre, Fla.; three brothers, Green Holt and Kay Holt, both of Church Hill and Gale Holt, Surgoinsville.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Victor Wallace and the Rev. Ronnie Grimes officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, November 18, 1997

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Emeline Jennings

CHURCH HILL — Emeline Jennings, 78, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2008) at the Wexford House.

She was born in Greene County and had lived in this area for 44 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Rock Springs. She was a great wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Bertha Jones Haney; four sisters, Mary, Georgia, Gertrude and Irene; and one brother, Fred Haney.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Ernest W. Jennings; two sons and daughters-in-law, Micky Jennings and girlfriend, Sabrina of Church Hill, Carl Jennings and wife, Tammy of Kingsport, one daughter and son-in-law, Amy Bowman and husband, Paul of Kingsport; grandchildren, Travis, Tyler, Brandon, T.J. and Amber; one great-grandchild, Gracie; and three special children, Haley, Abby and Caleb.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her daughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Morelock and the Rev. Keith Snodgrass officiating.

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

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Keith Snodgrass, Denver Raines, Don McCann and especially Hospice care.

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

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Emma Savannah (Kilgore) Jennings

GATE CITY, Va. - Emma Savannah Jennings , 90, East Carters Valley, departed from this life Thursday (April 13, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a homemaker. She was a member of Addington Frame Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Lawrence Jennings ; a daughter, Helen Jewell Thomlinson; four grandchildren; and her parents, Wilson C. and Vadie Hammonds Kilgore.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Gladys) Goode, Weber City, Va., Mrs. Robert (Lula Bell) Jozefowicz, Sleepy Hollow, Ill., Mrs. David (Bonnie Sue) Payne, Jackson, Ga., and Mrs. Walter (Kathy Nell) Panek, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Carl and Elizabeth Jennings , Kingsport; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bertha Kilgore, Nickelsville, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eddie Noe officiating. Music will be provided by Cleda Sampson.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kilgore Family Cemetery, near Nickelsville, Va.

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Frank E. Jennings

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Frank E. Jennings, 71, died Monday ( Aug. 26, 2002 ) at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus .

Mr. Jennings was born December 29, 1930 in Scott County, Va., son of the late Ora E. Jennings and Myrtle Snapp Jennings . He was owner of Transportation Logistics Services and a member of Edgewood Baptist Church .

Mr. Jennings was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving during the Korean conflict.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Jennings ; and two sisters, Eileen Sims and Maureen Jennings.

Survivors include a sister, Valice Jennings , Crossville , Tenn. ; two brothers, Ora Jennings Jr., Johnson City , and Muriel Jennings, Spring City , Tenn. ; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home in Columbus , Ga.

A visitation will also be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home in Crossville , Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edgewood Baptist Church with the Rev. David Howle officiating.

Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood , Tenn.

Serving as pallbearers are Bobby Linton, Eddie Daffin, Bill Shelton, Vaughn Honeycutt, Lee Wagoner and James Bryan.

Kingsport Times-News
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George B. Jennings

G. B. Jennings went to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 4:30 PM.

He was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. He loved his church family and his pastor, Brother Phil Hoskins, who he loved to hear preach and sing. He was loved by everyone and the feeling was returned.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery; and his parents; and sister.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; daughters, Karen and Melissa; one son, Andy; three grandsons, one granddaughter; one great-grandson; brother, Jack and wife Deloris; brother-in-law, Pat McClellan and wife Agnes; sisters-in-law, Jeri McIntyre and Jane Snow; and many nieces and nephews, and his dog, Otis.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Higher Ground Baptist Church from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Funeral services will follow with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of G. B. Jennings.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Lee (Quillen) Osborne Jennings

JOHNSON CITY - Georgia Lee Jennings, 86, formerly of 207 Brown Ave., died Thursday ( Jan. 16, 2003 ) in the Lakebridge Health Care Center .

She was a native of Russell County , Va. , and had lived in this area for the last 50 years. She was a daughter of the late Dodge Quillen and Betty Ramey.

Mrs. Jennings was a homemaker and loved animals, especially cats.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charley Osborne in 1948; her second husband, Oscar Jennings Jr.; and by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ginger Osborne, Johnson City; one daughter, Aleta Jennings, Johnson City; one sister, Lucy Barnes, Castlewood, Va.; one grandson, Elliot Jennings; two granddaughters, Stephanie Osborne and Angela Cassell.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City .

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the New Bethel Cemetery , Piney Flats. Those attending are invited to meet at the cemetery for this service.

For those who prefer, the family suggests contributions to the Humane Society, 525 Sells Ave. , Johnson City , Tenn. 37604 .

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Granville Howard Jennings

Granville Howard Jennings, 64, 116 Samuel St.. died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday [March 18, 1970] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack:

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vivian Jones Jennings of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Phyllis) Wilcox of Kingsport, Mrs. J. L. (Joe Ann) Hill of Morristown, and Mrs. James (Betty) Stonemetz of Tamage, Ohio; four sons, Thomas and John, both of Kingsport, Bill of Roanoke, and James Jennings, of Key Port, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Gray of St. Helems, Oregon, and Mrs. George M. Johnson of Kingsport; four brothers, E. Tate Jennings o f Jonesboro, James and Dewey Jennings, both of Kingsport, Melvin Jennings of Gate City; and 16 grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, 3/19/1970)

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Hansel Robert "Red" Jennings

KINGSPORT — Hansel "Red" Jennings, 70, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday (Sept. 1, 2008) at Holston Manor following an extended illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Jennings was a retired painter and a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Linda Patrick; a daughter, Rhonda Jennings; parents, Hansel Jennings and Margie Gulley; two brothers, Frank Jennings and Jason Jennings; and one sister, Zola Mae Morelock.

Surviving are one daughter, Angela Conkin and husband, Allen of Kingsport; three sons, Billy Jennings, Randy Jennings and wife, Teresa, Robert Jennings and wife, Ann, all of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Helton and husband, Troy of Manassas, Va.; one brother, Earnest Jennings and wife, Emiline of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport or anytime at the home of his daughter, Angela Conkin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Larry C. Morelock officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Billy Jennings, Chris Jennings, Justin Jennings, Shannon Jennings, Rocky Williams and Shannon Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Jennings, Micky Jennings, and Allen Conkin.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Hansel "Red" Jennings.

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Hazel Louella (Tipton) Jennings

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Hazel L. Jennings, 41, of Gate City Route 2 died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday [1/20/1966] after a lingering illness.

She was a member of Tipton Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Noah M. Jennings; daughter, Brenda; sons, Noah M. Jr., Otis Harold and Ralph K. Jennings, all of Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Faye Long, Kingsport; Mrs. Helen Sue Owens; Mrs. Oaklee Ramey and Miss Thelma Tipton, all of Gate City, and Mrs. Maggie Hyatt, Fall Branch; brothers, James Howard, Ray, Eugene and Ervin Tipton, all of Gate City, and Paul Tipton of South Carolina.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City.

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GATE CITY — Funeral for Mrs. Hazel L. Jennings of Gate City Route 2, who died Thursday at the age of 41, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel at Weber City.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Tipton, Gate City.

Rev. Earl Austin and Rev. Lester Smith will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport News, Friday, January 21, 1966 and Saturday, January 22, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Rev. Henry Gene Jennings

WISE, Va. - Rev. Henry Gene Jennings, 66, passed away Sunday ( June 1, 2003 ) at St. Mary's Hospital, Norton , Va.

He was a retired employee of Humphrey's Enterprises as a mechanic, was the pastor of Bethel Chapel Freewill Baptist Church for the past six years, and was in the Freewill Baptist Ministry for 17 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Lula Melinda Summey Jennings; two brothers, Cecil Jennings and Bill Jennings; and one sister, Ruth Collins.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Meade Jennings; one daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Frank Yelverton of Wilmington, N.C.; two granddaughters, Laurel and Keleigh Yelverton; one brother, James Jennings of Nickelsville, Va.; four sisters, Magdelene Osborne of Bartow, Fla., Jeanette Chaffin and Barbara Lane, both of Wise, Va., and Joyce Hubbard of Norton, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

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

Burial will follow in the Meade Cemetery , Pound, Va

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Hobert Paul (Doby) Jennings Sr.

GATE CITY - Hobert (Doby) Jennings Sr., 71, of Route 2, (Midway Community), passed away Tuesday (Nov. 16, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Born in Scott County on August 14, 1928, he was the son of the late Creed and Mamie Boatwright Jennings . He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict, and was a farmer. Mr. Jennings was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin grandsons, David Martin and Gregory Brian Jennings ; sister, Muriel Wetherby; four brothers, Howard, Harold, Jack, and Charlie Jennings .

Surviving are his wife, Joann Stapleton Jennings , Gate City; sons, Hobert (P.J.) Jennings Jr., Nickelsville, and Terry Wayne Jennings , Gate City; grandchildren, Amanda, Lori, Necole, Leighann, and Brian; sister, Nannie McConnell, Kingsport; brother, J.B. Jennings , Kingsport; mother-in-law, Daphne Stapleton, Nickelsville; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel wit the Rev. Eckel Head and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Burial will be at Addington-Frame Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be, C.J. Easterling, H.L. McConnell, Carl Keith, Austin Compton, Bruce Culbertson, Edwin Dingus.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Flo Minton, Route 2 Box 646, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
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Irene Geneva (Bowen) Lane Jennings

KINGSPORT - Irene Geneva Jennings , 85, Ft. Robinson Drive, went to be with the Lord late Wednesday evening (Aug. 24, 2005) at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was born the daughter of the late Samuel and Dora Chesser Bowen. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Kingsport.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be sadly missed.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Conley Lane; her second husband, Hubert Guy Jennings ; two daughters, Judith Carolyn Sanders and Fonda Jean Beck.

Surviving are her daughters, Sheila Jennings of Kingsport, Doris Morphet and husband Stephen of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sons-in-law, Gene Sanders and Daniel Beck, both of Young America, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and many other friends and family.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the family home, 1834 Ft. Robinson Drive, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor Jack Morphet officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, P.O. Box 129, Gate City, Va. 23251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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J. B. Jennings

UNION TOWN, Ohio - J.B. Jennings, 75, departed this life Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2001) in Akron, Ohio.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of Portage Lake Masonic Lodge and Valley of Canton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Creed Jennings and Mamie Jennings; sister, Muriel Weatherby; brothers, Harold Jennings, Jack Jennings, Hobert Jennings and Charlie Jennings.

Survivors include his daughters, Mrs. David (Paulette) Wagner, Anita Duff and Lesa Jennings, all of Akron, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Brenda Jennings, Akron, Ohio; mother of his children, Reba Jennings Taylor; grandchildren, David and Rob Wagner, Ami Younkin, Brian Cromley, Eric and Darin Jennings, Jackie and Brandon Homa; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Nannie McConnell, Kingsport; long-time companion, Irene Evelyn, Rome, Ga.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

A Masonic service will be held at 3 p.m. by Catlet Lodge No. 35 of Gate City.

Services will follow in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Buford Blankbeckler officiating.

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

With love and special thanks to Darrell and Brenda Jennings for all you did for our Dad.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jack Jennings

Fairview , Va. - (Spl.) - Services for Jack Jennings, 28, will be held at Fairview Methodist Church Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. J. L. Trent and Rev. O. E. Burton in charge. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The body was to be removed Tuesday afternoon to his father's home here.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gwendolyn Wilkinson Jennings; a son James E., and a daughter, Tamela Jennings; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora E. Jennings, Fairvlew; three brothers, Ora E , Jr., Murriel of Fairview and Frank of Oak Ridge; three sisters, Mrs. Eilleen Sims, Oak Ridge, and Mrs. Maurene and Dalice Jennings of Fairview.

He was a World War II veteran. He died at Dayton , Ohio , Saturday. He spent three years in service and was an instructor.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, March 14, 1950)

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Jack D. Jennings

GATE CITY, Va. - Jack D. Jennings, 59, Route 2, Gate City, Va., died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, (April 23, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born and spent most of his life in Scott County, Va., he was a graduate of Midway High School. He was a lifelong farmer and at the time of his death was vice president and manager of People's Bank, Gate City branch.

Mr. Jennings was a rural mail carrier earlier in his career and worked as an agent for the Federal Crop Insurance and with the ASCA Office.

He was one of the founders of Scott County Tomato Cooperative and in 1970, he began his banking career with Southwest Virginia Farm Credit Service raising to the position as chief executive officer in 1979.

He retired from Farm Credit in 1988 and began his position with People's Bank of Gate City in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Creed and Mamie Boatright Jennings; twin brothers, Howard and Harold Jennings; one granddaughter, Amy Jennings.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Ketron Jennings, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Gary Jennings and Danny Jennings, both of Gate City, Va.; one daughter, Tammy Jennings, Gate City, Va.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Sandra Funk, Hampton, Va.; three stepsons, Joey Ketron, Wytheville, Va., Michael Ketron and Mitchell Ketron, both of the home; two granddaughters and eight step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie McConnell, Kingsport and Mrs. Muriel Wetherby, Glen Rock, Pa.; three brothers, J. B. Jennings, Kingsport, Hobart "Dobie" Jennings and Charlie Jennings, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Warren Funeral Home or at the residence, Nickelsville Road at anytime or at the residence of Danny Jennings, Midway community.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Rae Mullins officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Edward Jennings

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — James Edward Jennings , 68, of Nickelsville, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday ( March 12, 2011 ) at the V.A. Medical Center , Mountain Home , Tenn. , due to complications of cancer.

James was a Christian and of the Baptist faith and a member of Fincastle Masonic Lodge #33, Dungannon , Va. He was a graduate of Dungannon High School in 1962, where he played basketball and held the state record of over 1000 career points until recently following the newer three point rule. He was also a graduate of East Tennessee State University and held a bachelors degree in marketing. James was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served four years. After discharge from the military, he became employed by Tennessee Eastman and retired with 30 years of service. He also served on the Scott County Board of Supervisors and was very passionate about his work serving the citizens of Scott County , Va. He also served on the Scott County Telephone Co-op Board, LENOWISCO Board and the Tourism Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Lula Summey Jennings ; brothers, Cecil, Gene and Bill Jennings ; and sisters, Ruth Collins and Magdalene Greer.

James is survived by his wife, Frances Ann Stallard Jennings and they would have been married 48 years on May 30, 2011; daughters, Tina Jennings Akyuz and husband, Mehmet Akyuz of Coventry, England and Amanda Jennings , Nickelsville; his only grandchild, John-Morgan Akyuz, Nickelsville; sisters, Janette Chaffin and husband, Charlie, Joyce Thacker, Barbara Lane and husband, Porter; sister-in-law, Mildred Jennings ; a very special nephew, Norman Jennings and wife, Anita, all of Wise County, Va., and several other nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home or anytime at the family residence.

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Beavers officiating.

Belle Byrd will provide the music.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Norman Jennings , John Jennings , John Puckett, John Brickey, Jr., Mike Carrico and Robert Morrison.

In lieu of flowers, James and the family request memorial donations to be made to Broadwater Drug, 119 East Jackson St., Gate City, Va. 24251 on behalf of James daughter, Amanda who takes anti-rejection medications for her transplants or donations can be sent to Frances Ann Jennings for medical bills.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Paul Jennings

KINGSPORT - James Paul Jennings, 69, born June 1, 1934, entered into rest with his Heavenly Father on Thursday (April 29, 2004) after a courageous battle with cancer.

He retired from Kingsport Press and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church which he loved and had a special place in his heart for everyone. He missed his church family when he became ill and could not attend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Jennings; mother and father, Cassie and Echol Jennings; a sister, Ruby Jennings; two brothers, James Fred Jennings and Calvin Jennings.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Tawana Salyer and husband Michael; sons and daughters-in-law, Travis Jennings and wife Kelly, Tim Jennings and wife Karen; five grandchildren whom he loved and adored, Chelsea and Taylor Salyer, Morgan and Nicholas Jennings and Elijah Paul Jennings; one sister, Elizabeth Carmack; several nieces and nephews; a very special friend, Jack Wallen; and adopted daughters, Darra Cumbow and Julie Goins.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Victory Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church with Pastor Larry Morelock officiating.

Singing will be by the church choir and the Living Waters Trio.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 in charge.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 1932 Fairview Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the family of Mr. Jennings.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Jeffery Aaron Jennings

KINGSPORT - Jeffery Aaron Jennings, 47, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday ( July 25, 2004 ) at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Jennings was a lifelong resident of Kingsport . He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Jennings loved to ride his Harley and go fishing. He loved to cook for everyone and had previously worked as a chef at several local restaurants.

Preceding Mr. Jennings in death were three uncles, Carl, Frank and Larry McClellan; paternal grandparents, Ofearl and Edith Jennings; maternal grandparents, Cecil and Anna Lee McClellan.

Survivors include his parents, G.B. and Mary McClellan Jennings; two sisters, Karen Jennings Rolen and husband Rickey of Church Hill, and Melissa Jennings Johnson and special friend, Gary Clark of Kingsport; one brother, Andrew Jennings of Kingsport; one niece, April Heard; two nephews, Jacob Andrew Jennings and Zachary Heard; aunts, Jane Snow of Kingsport, Jeri MacIntyre of Knoxville, Sonya Jennings of Oak Ridge, Neva Jennings of Oak Ridge, Elsie McClellan of Kingsport, Jo Schultz of Rogersville, and Carrie McClellan of Kingsport; one uncle, Pat McClellan and wife Agness of Kingston, Tenn.; cousins, Sharon Hughes, Teri Larkin, Lori Castle, Amanda and Christy McClellan, Carla Cox, Phil McClellan, Kimberly Brown, Jackie Hartgrove, Kirk and Nathan McClellan; and their special family dog, Otis.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Graveside services will immediately follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Active pallbearers will be Gary Clark, Rickey Rolen, Zachary Heard, Larry Noel, Sammy Collins and Mark Salyer.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jerry (Owens) Jennings

WEBER CITY, Va. - Jerry Owens Jennings, 72, of Wilmeth Street, went to be with the Lord at 12 noon Wednesday at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Jerry was born Dec. 1, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Stafford and Naomi Pierson Owens of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Salley's Chapel Baptist Church.

She was a loving person and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Elmo Owens.

Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years, Kyle Jennings, of the home; one daughter, Debbie Quillen of Gate City, Va. (Yuma); one son, David Jennings and wife Diane of Weber City, Va.; three grandchildren, Nick Akers and wife Tara, Rachel Quillen and Kristy Quillen; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Akers, all of Yuma, Va.; two sisters, Velma Owens and Pat Hilbert and wife Bryan, all of Kingsport; special friends, Donnie Wamplers, Gary Quillen and Jim Quillen; and several nieces, nephews and other family members along with many friends too numerous to list also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Charles Boone officiating.

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

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. It is requested that those wishing to attend meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Fraley, Eddie Glenn, Greg Smith, Alan Hilbert, Marty Hilbert and Tim Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Salley's Chapel Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Salley's Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Beulah Williams, 208 Yuma Road, Weber City, Va. 24290 or the memorial and honor program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Corbin Jennings

Gate City, Va. (From State News Service) -- Funeral services for Joseph Corbin Jennings, 64, who died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday [Thursday?] [5/2/1944 [5/4/1944?]] will be held at Alley Chapel in the Mannville community Sunday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. C. S. Hilton will be in charge of the services.  Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Jennings had been a farmer and teacher of the Mannville section for a number of years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Jennings; three sons, Orvil Jennings, Robert Jennings and Edd Jennings; four daughters, Mrs. Reta Franklin, Mrs. Edmund Williams, Miss Claudia Jennings and Miss Mary Jennings; four brothers, John W. Jennings, Abe Jennings, Creed Jennings and Milburn Jennings, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Meade and Miss Lakie Jennings.

Kingsport News, Friday, May 5, 1944

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Katherine Vernell Jennings

Gate City, Va. - Relatives received word here of the death of Katherine Jennings, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Jennings, at Welch, W. Va., Friday [8/16/1946.] The child was run over by a truck and died shortly thereafter.

The body will be returned to the home of Mrs. Laura Hart, the child's paternal grandmother, in the Manville Community Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at the Hart home Sunday 2 p. m. with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating and burial will be in the nearby Abe Lane Cemetery.

Kingsport News, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth Eldridge Jennings

ABINGDON, Va. - Kenneth E. Jennings, 93, formerly of Gate City , Va. , and Kingsport , died Monday ( April 29, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Jennings was a 1931 graduate of Emory and Henry College and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught at Fairview High School and owned several businesses in Kingsport and Scott County .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida Mae and Benjamin B. Jennings; and by a son, Kenneth E. Jennings Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Susan Hill Jennings, Abingdon; a son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Merry Jennings, Abingdon; sister, Vena Bernard, Kingsport ; and a grandson, Will Jennings, Cape Town , South Africa .

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

A private committal service will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to either the Washington County Habitat for Humanity, c/o Wythe Hull, 136 E. Main Street , Abingdon , Va. 24210 or to the Shoemaker Scholarship Fund of Emory and Henry College , c/o Stanley Bateman, Box 845 , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane  

Rev. Kenneth Eugene Jennings

KINGSPORT - Rev. Kenneth E. Jennings, 79, went to be with the Lord Friday morning (April 23, 2004) at the VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.

He was the son of the late James R. and Martha Joyce Jennings. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the South Pacific in World War II.

He was a retired minister, having pastored seven churches in the area. He was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer "Bud'' Jennings and an infant brother.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Mary Kate Harrell Jennings; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth M. and Frances Jennings, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Jo Jennings, Kingsport; foster brother, J.R. Bowser, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Nina Jennings, Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Orebank Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. David Foster, the Rev. J.M. Baker and the Rev. Lebert Thornberg officiating.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 in charge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Odom, Mark Lambert, Glenn Land, Keith Tittle, Dan Odom, Don Duncan, Dennis Laney, Jack Hughes, Buford Smith, E.L. Miller and David Cloninger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orebank Missionary Baptist Church, 5930 Orebank Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle A. Jennings

WEBER CITY, Va. - Kyle A. Jennings, 76, of Wilmeth Street, went to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon ( April 18, 2007 ) after an illness while at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

A native of Scott County , Va. , he was born March 22, 1931 and was the son of the late Lilburn Isaac and Nellie Culbertson Jennings . He was retired from AFG after 33 years of dedicated service and was a member of Salley's Chapel Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Owens Jennings ; and two brothers, Oferall Jennings and Gale Vernon Jennings .

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Quillen of Gate City, Va. (Yuma); one son, David Jennings and wife, Diane of Weber City, Va.; three grandchildren, Nick Akers and wife, Tara, Rachel Quillen and Kristy Quillen, all of Gate City, Va. (Yuma); one great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Akers; two sisters, Myrtle Wolfe of Castlewood, Va., and Edna Perkins of Kingsport; one brother, Berl Jennings and wife, Shirley of Weber City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins including a special niece, Louise Keith of Nickelsville, Va.

A host of friends including special friends, Jim and Gary Quillen, Donnie Wampler, Jeff Bright and Tracy Sanlin.

Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at Kyle's residence in Weber City , Va.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Butch Owens and the Rev. George Winegar officiating.

Music will be provided by the Salley's Chapel Quartet, Salley's Chapel Trio and the Davidson Sisters.

The burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery . It is requested friends and family meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. for those services.

Pallbearers will be Alton Wolfe, Edsel Wolfe , Chad Morgan, Justin Morgan, Eddie Glenn, Tim Williams, J.C. Fraley and Greg Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Salley's Chapel Baptist Church and Edward Perkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Salley's Chapel building fund, c/o Beulah Williams, 208 Yuma Road, Weber City, Va. 24290 or the UVA Cancer Center, P.O. Box 800334, Charlottesville, Va. 22908 attn.: Hemophilia Research.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff and physicians in the CCU Wellmont Holston Valley for their excellent care of Mr. Jennings.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Larry Robert Jennings

CHURCH HILL — Larry Robert Jennings, 60, of West Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord at 6:50 Sunday evening (Nov. 18, 2007) at his residence after a illness.

He was born June 8, 1947 a son of the late Rev. Willie and Stella Mae Davis Jennings and spent most all of his life in Scott County. He was a retired meat cutter from Thrift way Super Market in Gate City, Va. and had previously worked at Nickels Department Store and Oakwood Markets.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Sammy and Wayne Jennings; and a grandson, Damien Jennings.

He is survived by his daughter, Pam Hite of Church Hill; three sons, David Jennings of Kingsport, Scotty Jennings and wife Candice of Duffield, Va., Thomas Jennings and fiancée Misty of Duffield, Va.; six grandchildren, Tonya Hall, Joshua Hite, Charity Parsons, Chad Jennings, Deanna Jennings and Miranda Jennings; two sisters, Elizabeth Poole of Kingsport, and Peggy Blalock of Pennington Gap, Va.; one brother, Danny Ford of Nickelsville, Va.; Carolyn Jennings-mother of Scotty and Thomas of Kingsport; T. J. Archer-mother of Pam and David also of Kingsport; his friend and companion: Teresa Hensley of Gate City, Va.; and a special, close family friend: David Elam of Church Hill; Along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 until 7 at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Eddie Roberts.

The burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Roberts Family Cemetery, Goode Hollow, Duffield, Va.

Pallbearers will be Ron Fugate, Adam Harley Davis, Mark Thompson, Robert Jennings, Roy Roberts, Joshua Hite, Jim Hutchins and David Elam .

It is requested that family and friends meet at 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Wilcox Hall third floor, Dr. Steven Baumrucker and his hospice nurse—Rebecca.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.scottcountyfuneralhome.com.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

LeRoy Jennings

FALL BRANCH -- LeRoy Jennings, 66, 101 Lovelace Road , Hwy. 93, Fall Branch, died at 2 a.m. Friday (Aug. 28, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center .

Born in Norman , Tenn. , he was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a retired painter in maintenance for Mead Paper.  He attended Browder's Chapel Church .

He was preceded in death by his father, Shird Jennings in 1986; a son, Roy Gene Jennings in 1971 and a brother, James Jennings in 1986.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Jennings; one son, Allan Wayne Jennings, Lovely, Ky.; one stepson, John Housewright, Church Hill; two stepdaughters, Judy Taytor, Mount Carmel and Georgia Greer, Jonesborough; a foster daughter, Carolyn Rines, Church Hill; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; his mother, Nannie Belle Jennings, Greeneville; five sisters, Pauline Huddleston, Surgoinsville, Mary Melton, Greeneville, Shelby Florindo, Massachusetts, Ruth Rhoton, Kingsport and Beulah Shupe, California; two half-sisters, Lucille Mitchell, Morristown and Ruby Lamb, Ohio; three brothers, Robert Jennings, Kingsport, J. C. Jennings, Church Hill and Glen Jennings, Marion, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Henry McCann officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park .

(Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, August 29, 1992)

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Lisa (Qualls) Jennings

MOUNT CARMEL - Lisa Qualls Jennings, 42, of Mount Carmel . The bells were ringing and the angels were singing as Lisa entered into heaven on Saturday ( Jan. 27, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was a devoted mother, sister, daughter and friend.

She attended Fountain of Life Bible Church and Evangel Family Worship Center . Anyone who ever met her or knew her knows what a wonderful loving person she was.

She loved life, her children and the Lord. She is now safe in the arms of her loving heavenly Father. Lisa had a love for life and was a kind, wonderful, loving, and very giving person, who will be missed by many. "To love and be loved is the greatest gift on earth" was the motto that she lived by daily.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Caroline Qualls; paternal grandmother, Lillie ( Mer-City) Qualls; maternal grandparents, Jack D and Fannie B. Salyer; grandfather, Oscar Belu Qualls; and an aunt, Patsy Qualls Bradley.

Surviving are her four beautiful children, whom she loved very much, Christopher Kyle, Jaime Leighann, Greyson Daniel and Alexandra Caroline, of the home; her father, J. Forster Qualls, of Kingsport; a brother, John Q. Qualls of Kingsport; three sisters, Karla Lochas and husband Randy, Belva Edwards, all of Pensacola, Fla., Susie Walker and husband Jeff, of Bristol, Tenn.; 13 nieces, Austen and Madisen Edwards, Chelsea and Kirsten Lochas, Samantha Walker, Beth, Destiny and Mackensie Qualls, Megan, Shenoa and Savanna Bradley and Sara Campbell and Angie Haynie; two nephews, Gunnar Qualls and Rick Rogers; two close cousins, Howard Bradley and Ann Larkin; the father of her children, Stanley K. Jennings; along with several great nieces, great nephews; other family members and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday ( Feb. 1, 2007 ) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will follow immediately after with Dr. Vic Young and Rev. Kelly Carter, officiating.

Music will be by Galen Anderson, Irene Richmon, Romelda Moore and Marie Robinson.

Graveside services will be held on Friday ( Feb. 2, 2007 ) at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lisa Qualls Jennings.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lillian Gertrude (Lawson) Jennings

KINGSPORT - Lillian Gertrude Jennings, 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Feb. 6, 2006) after an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of West View Park and a member of Riverside Avenue Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jennings was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Her husband, Nelson L. Jennings; parents, Martha and Grant Lawson; three sisters; and one brother preceded her in death.

Surviving are daughter, Rebecca Standley and husband, Dan of Knoxville; son, Eddie K. Jennings and wife, Cindy of Kingsport; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Lawson and wife, Edith, and James Lawson and wife, Betty, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Church Hill Health Care.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill with Rev. Lonnie "Buddy" Wooten officiating.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Sue (Guy) Patrick Jennings Rev.

KINGSPORT - Rev. Linda Sue Guy (Patrick) Jennings, 56, 853 Rock City Road, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a homemaker. She attended the Rock City Holiness Mission.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Guy and Lula Belle Guy; an infant son; her first husband, Rev. Charles Hubbard Patrick; her brother, George Guy; and her stepdaughter, Rhonda Jean Jennings.

Surviving are her loving husband, Robert Hansel Jennings; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Gray, Kingsport, Mrs. James (Patsy) Hobbs, Midlothian, Texas, and Mrs. Carl (Carolyn) Smith, Blountville; two sons, George Patrick and Gordon Patrick, both of Kingsport; four stepsons, Steven Patrick, Billy Joe Jennings, Randy Dewayne Jennings and Robert Jennings Jr., all of Kingsport; stepdaughter, Mrs. Al (Angela) Conkin, Kingsport; two brothers, the Rev. Luther Guy and Larry Guy, Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clarence Necessary and the Rev. Buddy Edwards officiating.

Music will be provided by James Field and Maybelle Necessary. Family and friends will gather in the funeral home at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow the service in Walnut Chapel Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

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Lois Katherine (Frye) Jennings

Lois Katherine Frye Jennings , 58, went home to be with her Lord late Friday afternoon (Jan. 2, 1998) at Holson Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

A life long resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport), she had previously worked at Wright Country Cuisine. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was very loving, kind, compassionate and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.T. and Kathleen Leddy Frye; and a sister, Phyllis Frye Taylor.

Surviving are her husband, James Paul Jennings , of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Twana Hope and Michael Wayne Salyer, of Church Hill; two sons and daughter-in-law, Timothy Paul and Karen Jennings , and James Travis Jennings , all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Morgan Jennings and Nicholas Jennings , and Chelsea and Taylor Salyer; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Little, of Blountville, Mrs. Elvin (Shirley) Coffee, of Kingsport, and Mrs. Robby (Betty) Leonard, of Maryland; three brothers, Harold Frye and Roger Frye, both of Kingsport, and Darrell Frye, of Florida; several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Nell Cassell and Bernice Jones; and two second-daughters, Darra Cumbow and Julie Cassell Goings.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Victory Baptist Church (Fairview Avenue), or friends may call anytime at the residence, 21101/2 Ramsey Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Larry Morelock officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marjorie (Pendleton) Jennings

KINGSPORT - Marjorie P. Jennings, Kingsport, passed away at peace Friday (July 21, 2006) on her birthday.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, E. Curtis Jennings preceded her in death.

Surviving are her brother, Dr. Barney C. Pendleton and wife Carolyn, Kingsport; one niece, Carol Ann Coker and husband Terry, Greenville, S.C.; one nephew, David Pendleton and wife Kim, Kingsport; four great-nieces, Morgan and Taylor Pendleton, Hannah and Holly Coker; and many cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. David Cagle officiating.

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

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Earles, Timmy Earles, David Earles, Joe Earles, Bobby Pendleton, Larry Pendleton, Jack Hendricks, Darby Ratcliffe, and Rollins Pendleton.

Memorial may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660 or the Salvation Army of Kingsport, 505 Dale Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Marjorie Jennings.

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Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Jennings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Elizabeth Smith Jennings , 93, a resident of Britthaven of Chapel Hill and former resident of Martinsville, Va., died Friday ( Dec. 17, 1999 ) at Britthaven.

A native of Lee County , Va. , she was a daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Gibson Smith and the widow of Maiden B. Jennings . She attended Athens School (now Tennessee Wesleyan) and Emory and Henry College . She and her husband were very active in Martinsville 's First United Methodist Church . She also had a lifelong passion for family genealogy which she pursued as a 71-year member of the DAR's Major George Gibson Chapter.

She was preceded in death by her husband; their three year old daughter, Mary Lucille and her brother, Robert Smith of Rose Hill.

Surviving are her son, James M. Jennings and wife, Doris, Chapel Hill, N.C.; her daughter, Fern J. Frutchey and husband, Don, Reston, Va.; and five grandchildren, David Jennings and wife, Joy, Durham, N.C., Karen Jennings , Hillsborough, N.C., Donald Frutchey Jr., and wife, Julie, David Frutchey, and Debra Frutchey, all of Reston; two sisters, Henrietta S. Smith, Clyde, N.C. and Ruby Nell S. Cawood and husband, Carter, Jonesville, Va.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Morgan Memorial United Methodist Church in Rose Hill by the Rev. Chris Carlton. Burial will follow in the Gibson-Smith Cemetery in Ewing , Va.

The family will receive friends at the church during the half-hour preceding the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Morgan Memorial United Methodist Church , Rose Hill, Va. 24281 or to the Gibson-Smith Cemetery Fund, c/o Henrietta S. Smith, 211 Goldfinch Lane , Clyde , N.C. 28721 .

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mable Frances (Smith) Jennings

Mable S. Jennings was born on April 14, 1922 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Arthur M. Smith and Gladys Gibson Smith. She died at Asbury Place, Baysmont, in Kingsport, Tennessee, on October 17, 2011, at the age of 89.

Mable was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, class of 1940 and worked at Tennessee Eastman Company for a while after graduation. She left there when beginning her family. She later worked for a number of years at Charles Department Store in Kingsport and after that, at Kingsport Armature and Electric Co. in Kingsport. She was a member of West View Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy G. Jennings; her sisters, Ruth Smith Gilliam, and Nellie Smith Johnson; brothers, Arthur M. Smith, Jr. and John Wesley Smith; brothers-in-law, Lon Gilliam, Claude Johnson, Robert D. Jennings, and Abijah Jennings.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (James) Skeen of Kingsport, and Carolyn (Bill) Ramsay of North Little Rock, Arkansas; a son, Don R. (Julie) Jennings of Kingsport; sister, Mildred Rutledge of Kingsport; brother-in-law, George Rutledge of Kingsport; and sister-in-law, Christine Smith of Kingsport; grandchildren, Alan Skeen of Asheville, North Carolina, Andy (Amy) Skeen of Louisville, Tennessee, Kim Hunt of Oakland, Tennessee, Karen (Kevin) Davis of Cabot, Arkansas, Kathy Ramsay of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Donna (Greg) Tilley of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Daniel (Catriona) Jennings of Kingsport, Tennessee. She is further survived by seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Reverend Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mable S. Jennings.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Mary Etta (Crawford) Jennings

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mary Etta Crawford Jennings, 63, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Aug. 5, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.

Mrs. Jennings retired from Piccadilly Cafeteria in 1982 due to her health. She was a 1956 graduate of Sullivan High School.

She was a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, and was an active member of the United Methodist Women.

Her parents, Florida and Virgie Crawford, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Wayne Jennings; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Randy Crumbley, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kim Jennings, Kingsport; four grandsons, Daniel Jennings, Philip Jennings, Derrick Crumbley and Gary Randolyn Crumbley; sister, Ann Davenport, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Menyfea and Georgia Crawford, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Strong, the Rev. Bill Porter and the Rev. Katie Fox officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Crawford, Terry Crawford, Michael Crawford, Nick Davenport, Marty Elliott and Shannon Elliott.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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Mattie Alice (Parker) Jennings

KINGSPORT - Mattie Alice Parker Jennings, 98, of Kingsport, passed on to her new life on Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2005) at Wexford House.

Born in Washington County, Tenn., July 18, 1907, she moved to Kingsport in 1915.

Mrs. Jennings attended the new Kingsport High School and was with the first group of students to go there. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra "Dick" Jennings in 1991; three sons, Wallace Jennings, Ronald Jennings and Ralph Jennings; her parents, Jacob and Mary Vail Parker; two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Rex Jennings, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Roger "Dick" Jennings, Kernersville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ruth Guinn and husband Glenn, Kingsport.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Services will be conducted at the church at 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Don Fritz officiating.

Burial will be Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery following the service.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Mattie H. (Taylor) Jennings

Gate City, Va. (From State News Service) -- Mrs. Mattie Taylor Jennings, 49, died Thursday [5/4/1944] at 12:05 a.m. at her home here following an illness of several months.

She is survived by three sons, Ed Jennings, United States Army; Robert Jennings and Jack Jennings, Gate City; three daughters, Miss Mary Jennings and Miss Betty Jennings, Gate City, and Mrs. L. B. Simms, Shelbyville, Tenn.; one brother, E. B. Taylor, Gate City; four sisters, Mrs. C. T. Lark and Mrs. C. S. Pendleton, Gate City; Mrs. A. M. Starnes and Mrs. G. P. Williams, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev. C. J. Hawkins, the Rev. Charles Pendleton and the Rev. S. O. Frye.  Arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives.

Kingsport News, Friday, May 5, 1944

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Maudie Ellen (Parks) Jennings

MANCHESTER, Md. — Maudie Ellen Parks Jennings, 80, formerly of Scott County, Va., passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 14, 1928 and was the daughter of the late George Parks and Lilly Mae Grigsby Parks. Mrs. Jennings retired from Black & Decker and was of the Baptist faith. She was the greatest, loving, and faithful mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Eugene Jennings in 1967; a granddaughter, Cindy Hahn; sisters, Blanche Smith and Marie Fugate; brothers, Charlie Parks, Emmett Parks, Melvin Parks, Vernon Parks and Jennings Parks.

Surviving are her daughters, Janice Hahn, Manchester, Md., Betty Shriver, Hampstead, Md., Debbie Walsh and husband, Wayne, Manchester, Md., Kathy Farrow and husband, Jerry, Manchester, Md.; son, Larry Jennings and wife, Virginia, West Minister, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, J.B. Fugate, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with Charles R. Tomlinson officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Maude Addington Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Maxie Mae (Pierson) Jennings

Mrs. Maxie Mae Pierson Jennings, 64, 2110 Fairview Ave. , died at 12:30 a.m. today [ 7/2/1960 ] after a lingering illness.  She was born and raised in Scott County .

Surviving are her husband, M. E. Jennings; one son, Carl E. Jennings of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. E. A. Meade and Mrs. John Johnson of Gate City, Mrs. Claude Bell of Ashbury, Va., and Mrs. Clayton Williams of Lovesville, Va.; and two grandchildren, Gary and Patricia Jennings.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jennings Mission Church .  The Rev. L. H. Webb, the Rev. T. R. Benton and the Rev. Piert Peters will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be the Rev. Dedrick Boy, the Rev. Hugh L. Boy, Charlie Bartley, Harmon Estep, Dee Lane and Ray Hackney.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, July 2, 1960)

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Nancy Lee (Sword) Jennings

GATE CITY, Va. - Nancy Lee Sword Jennings, 71, entered into rest Friday evening ( Aug. 11, 2000 ) at her residence.

Born March 6, 1929 in Scott County , Va. , she was a daughter of the late Fred Sword Sr. and Ida Mae Yoakley Sword. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Smith Chapel Church .

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Jennings; a daughter, Brenda Faye Jennings; three sisters, Edna Robinson, Lakie Sword and Martha Ellen Herron; three brothers, Joseph Sword, Emory Watson Sword and Fred Sword Jr.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Kyle (Peggy) Jackson, Gate City , Va. ; one brother, Howard H. Sword, Lebanon , 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 of Emma Jean Herron, 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. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Jamie Broadwater, Gary Herron and Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Jennings/Lane Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Herron, Tommy Herron, Randall Smith, Richard Smith, Ellis Hammonds, Joe Herron, Larry Huff and Wesley Wagner.

The family request in lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Wellmont Hospice, 988 W. Main St. , Abingdon , Va. 24210 .

She died of lung cancer.

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Nannie Belle (McDavid) Jennings

GREENEVILLE - Nannie Belle Jennings , 95, West Life Care, died Friday morning ( May 1, 1998 ) at Laughlin Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Yuma , Va. , she was formerly of Lake City , Tenn. She was a Baptist. She was the daughter of the late Worley J. and Alice Winegar Jennings [should be McDavid].

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shird Jennings ; two sons, James Jennings and Roy Jennings ; four step-daughters; a grandson; three brothers; and five sisters.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Rhoten, Kingsport, Mrs. Beulah Shupe, Loma Linda, Calif., Mrs. Pauline Huddleston, Surgoinsville, Mrs. Mary Melton, Greeneville, and Mrs. Shelby Florindo, West Wareham, Ma.; three sons, Robert Jennings , Gate City, Va., J.C. Jennings , Johnson City, and Glen Jennings , Ladsen, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lucille Mitchell, Morristown; 35 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harry McDavid, Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and other times at the home of Ruth Rhoten, 212 1/2 May Street, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Wolfe officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery .

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Nelson L. Jennings

KINGSPORT - Nelson L. Jennings, 78, 427 Roan St., passed away at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 23, 2001) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn., following an extended period of poor health.

Mr. Jennings was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in Kingsport since his childhood. Nelson served in the U.S. Army for 30 years serving in World War II and Vietnam. He later worked for the U.S. Postal service retiring after 10 years service.

He was a member of Riverside Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Jennings was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Ida Jennings; one sister; and three brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Lawson Jennings, Kingsport; daughter, Rebecca Stanley and husband Dan, Knoxville; son Eddie K. Jennings and wife Cindy, Kingsport; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, Lynn Jennings, Blountville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown.

Services will be conducted at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lonnnie Wooten and Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

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Neva Jennings

OAK RIDGE — Neva Jennings, 74, of Oak Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011), at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a hairdresser in Oak Ridge where she lived for over 50 years before recently moving to Kingsport. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oferal and Edith Jennings; sister, Sonya Jennings; and brother, G.B. Jennings.

Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mary Jennings of Kingsport; aunt and uncle, Jack and Delores Jennings of Kingsport; nieces, Karen Rolen of Church Hill, and Melisa Johnson of Kingsport; nephew, Andrew Jennings of Kingsport; great-nieces and nephews, April Heard, Zach Heard, Jacob Jennings and Caleb Jennings; and one great-great-nephew, Brody Cox.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Shannon Salyers officiating. Friends and family should meet at the gravesite no later than 1:45 p.m.

A staff member of Oak Hill will be at the front gate to provide directions.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Neva Jennings.

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Noah Melvin Jennings Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Noah Melvin Jennings, Sr., 84, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He was a school bus driver for Scott County School System. He attended Midway Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Floyd Jennings and Laura Hammond Jennings Hart; sisters, Belle Hart and Mary Hammonds; brothers, Hayden Jennings, Rev. Roy Jennings and Willie Jennings; wives, Blanche Quillen Jennings, Hazel Jennings, Lula Jennings; daughters, Edna Faye Jennings and Vernelle Jennings; son, Jackie Jennings; and stepdaughter, Rosie Estep.

Surviving are his wife. Nina Jennings, of the home; four daughters, Helen Gibson, Blountville, Joyce Jones, Gate City, Va., Mary Hunter, Gate City, Va., Brenda Miller, Bluff City; four sons, James Rukkilla, Kingsport, Noah Melvin Jennings Jr., Dungannon, Va., Harold Jennings, Nickelsville, Va., Kevin Jennings, Clinchport, Va.; two stepdaughters, Norma Housewright and Debra Hilton, both of Gate City, Va.; stepson, David Starnes, Detroit, Mich.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Blanche Owens, Michigan; several nieces and nephews; special nephew, Paul Jennings.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Norma Housewright, Park Street, Gate City, Va.) or Noah M. Jennings Jr. (Long Hollow Rd.), Dungannon, Va.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 8 p.m. with Rev. George Willis and Elder Jimmy Combs officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tipton Family.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Pauline (Maples) Jennings

KINGSPORT - Pauline Maples Jennings, 85, born May 6, 1918 in Grainger County, Tenn., passed away Monday (March 29, 2004) at McKendree Village Nursing Home in Hermitage, Tenn., following a lengthy illness.

She was a longtime employee of George E. Stone Grocery and retired from J.P. Stevens.

Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest "Pat" Jennings; a son, Charles Raymond Jennings; grandson, Samuel Wayne Jennings Jr.; and three sisters, Elizabeth Lane, Mary Falis and Martha Beemer.

Survivors include her sons, Samuel Wayne (Kate) Jennings, Paul E. (Trudie) Jennings, and David L. (Pam) Jennings; her sister, Sandra A. (Dick) Schwartz; grandchildren, Pamela Jennings, Heather Cooper, Justin Gozzard and Haley Temple; and great-grandchildren, Brittany Jennings, Daniel Jennings and Hannah Gozzard.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park with David R. Cordrey officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Ralph Edmond Jennings

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Ralph Edmond Jennings, 69, died Sunday (July 7, 2002) at Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center.

A native of Kingsport, he was the son of Mattie Parker Jennings and the late Ezra Jennings.

Mr. Jennings started his career as an administrative officer while serving in the U.S. Air Force. During his career he was an associate director of administration at Duke University Medical Center and executive director for Memorial Mission Hospital. He was a Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of North Carolina Institute of Medicine, on the board of trustees of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina, and on the North Carolina Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

After retirement he volunteered with the American Red Cross and VA Hospital.

He was a member of Central United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Edmond Jennings; and two brothers, Wallace and Ronald Jennings.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patricia S. Jennings of Asheville; two sons, Steven and his wife Jackie Jennings of Mt. Holly and Jeffrey Jennings of Mt. Holly, N.C.; one daughter, Lisanne and her husband Norman Masterson of Brevard, N.C.; two brothers, Roger and his wife Sandra of Kernersville, N.C., and Reginald Jennings of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren, Bethany, Becky and Brittany Jennings, and Jordan Masterson; nieces, nephews, and very special friends, Thelma Hornaday and family.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home, Asheville, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Plock officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Soop of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 28801; Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, N.C. 28813; or the American Red Cross, 100 Edgewood Rd., Asheville, N.C. 28804.

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Reginald Neal "Rex" Jennings

KINGSPORT — Reginald "Rex" Jennings, 67, of Kingsport, passed away on Sept. 21, 2007.

He was a graduate from DBHS in 1957 and he furthered his education at ETSU. He retired from TEC and continued his career in contract engineering. As a devoted NASCAR and UT fan, he enjoyed all sports, as well as coaching little league sports in his younger years. He loved walks on the beach and hiking in the mountains.

Mr. Jennings was a long-time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He will be greatly missed.

He was the son of the late Ezra and Mattie Jennings.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Wallace, Ronald and Ralph Jennings.

He is survived by his sons, Timothy Rex Jennings and his wife, Kathie of Mount Carmel, Brandon Neal Smith Jennings of Huntsville, Ala., and James Ray Jennings de Medici and his wife, Kathleen; his daughters, Regina Lea Stapleton and husband, Larry of Kingsport and Melissa Ellen Jennings and her companion, Aaron Maness of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Andrea and Brock Jennings, Tiffany Cox and husband, Mikey, Whitney Browder, Larry Stapleton, Jr., Kaylee Kluttz and Joshua Ray Jennings de Medici; great-grandchildren, Riley and Brayden Cox and Jaylen Thomas; brother, Roger "Dick" Jennings and wife, Sandra of Hendersville, N.C.; sister-in-law, Kay Jennings Adams of Blountville and Patricia Jennings of Asheville, N.C.; his aunt, Ruth Guinn of Blountville; and many other loved ones.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Kingsport.

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Robert Edwin "Ed" Jennings

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert "Ed" Jennings, 80, entered into rest at Bristol Hospice House Sunday (Oct. 5, 2003).

He lived in Scott County, Va., most of his life. He was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H.M. and Molly Peters Jennings.

He attended Marble Point Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post # 265, Gate City, and Post #3, Kingsport.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Frances Bloomer Jennings, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Darius Jennings and wife Jan, Kingsport, and Melvin Jennings and wife Debbie, Church Hill; one daughter, Sandra Catron and husband Nathan, Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren, Brent Jennings, Thomas Jennings and Stasha Catron Wampler; four great-granddaughters, Payton, Ashton, Kiersten and Haley; one brother, H.D. Jennings and wife Theda, Gate City, Va.; several special nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Services will be at conducted 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J.W. Bowen and Danny Vanzant officiating.

Music will be provided by Michele Jenkins, Jim and Betty Spears and Marble Point Church Choir.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Gate City Post #265 and Kingsport Post #3.

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

Pallbearers will be Wayne Jennings, Bobby Jennings, Zachary Taylor, Ralph Props, Johnny Jennings, Garry Vanzant and Michael Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Mens Sunday School Class of Marble Point Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Marble Point Church, Route 6, Box 340, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Robert Nelson “Bob” Jennings

GATE CITY , Va. — Robert Nelson “Bob” Jennings passed away on Thursday ( March 17, 2011 ) at his home in Gate City .

Mr. Jennings was born in Scott County, Va. , on May 2, 1928.

He was preceded in death by his father, Will Jennings ; mother, Mattie Taylor Jennings ; his wife, Betty Craft Jennings ; three sisters, Mary, Thelma and Betty; and brothers, Ed and Jack “Pedro.”

Surviving are his daughter, Rebecca Jennings , and husband, Mike Majors, Harrison, Ar.; sons, Ryland N. Jennings , Gate City, Va., and Robert G. “Buck” Jennings and wife, Caroline, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Kate Taylor and husband, David, Kelsey Jones and husband, Mike, Jake Jennings and Lindsey and Summer Jennings ; two great-grandchildren, Avary Jennings and Sydnee Taylor; and special friend and love of his life, Hilda Cooper, Erwin.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Bob Jennings .

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Rose Marie "Maxie" (Maxwell) Jennings

Rose Marie "Maxie" Jennings, 69, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at her home. Born in New Cross, England, she had been a Peninsula resident for the past 18 years, living in Williamsburg and Newport News. Coming to America in 1955, Maxie was always extremely proud of her British heritage and the extensive travel experiences shared with her husband, Alvin L. Jennings, during his 26 years in the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jennings is survived by two sons, Barry Lynn Jennings, and his wife, Elaine, of Tabb, and William John Jennings of Boston; two brothers, William and John Maxwell of London; and two sisters, Joyce Stott and Norah Howes, also of London. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Sheila Miller.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Weymouth Funeral Home, by the Rev. David Simmons of Temple Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service, and request that any expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions in Mrs. Jennings' memory to the American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 3-C, Newport News, Va. 23606.

Interment will be in England at a later date.

From "Daily Press," Newport News, VA
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Rev. Roy Elbert Jennings

GATE CITY, Va. - Rev. Roy E. Jennings, 91, went to be with Jesus Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 26, 1911 to the late William Floyd Jennings and Laura Elizabeth Hammond Jennings Hart. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He served as a Sunday School teacher and area minister and was loved and respected by his church. Mr. Jennings was a member of Morrison City Mission Church.

He was a welder and pipe fitter at Mead.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marcella Cleo Lane Jennings; two stepsons, Melvin Akers and William Akers; sisters, Belle Hart, Mary Hammonds and Cora Mae Jennings; brother, Hayden Jennings.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Elizabeth Lane Jennings, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Eva and Charles Kilbourne, Church Hill, Brenda and Darrell Kerns, Gate City, Va., Glenna and David McMillan, Gate City, Va., Shirley Martin, Kingsport, Linda and Larry Johnston, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack H.K. and Juanita Jennings, Kernersville, N.C., Tommy Craig and Teresa Jennings, Lawrenceville, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Blanche Owens, Michigan; brothers, Noah Jennings, Gate City, Va., William Basil Jennings, Detroit, Mich.; sister-in-law, Geneva Lane, Kingsport; special niece, Nora Hart Peters; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at his residence or the residences of the daughters: Eva Kilbourne, Glenna McMillan and Brenda Kerns.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hill and Dr. Dwight Kilbourne officiating.

Music will be provided by Mark Kilbourne, Valerie Hicks.

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

Pallbearers will be Matthew Hill, Cecil Lawson, Marvin Platz, Charles Hommell, Tony Kerns, Lanny Kerns, Doug Anderson, David McMillan, Jackie Jennings.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morrison City Mission Church, Gregory Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Ryland E. Jennings

Ryland E. Jennings, 37, died at Mountain Home in Johnson City Tuesday [8/6/1946] at 5:45 a. m., following an illness.  He was a native of Gate City, Va., and the son of Andy J. and the late Sally Jennings.

He was for two years a member of the armed forces.  He was educated in the public schools of Gate City and was a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his father, Andy J. Jennings; one brother, Everett Jennings of Gate City, and two sisters, Mrs. R. P. Lane and Mrs. Floyd Lane of Gate City.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Marble Point Church with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ted Duncan.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.  McConnell Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Friday, August 9, 1946

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sonya A. Jennings

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Sonya A. Jennings, 75, of Oak Ridge, went to be with Jesus on Saturday ( July 3, 2010 ).

She was born May 7, 1935 in Kingsport , the daughter of Lofie Ofearl Jennings and Edith Christian Jennings. She was baptized at Higher Ground Baptist Church of Kingsport .

Miss Jennings worked for 43 years as secretary for the IBEW Local Union #270. She always told everyone that she had the best job in town.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nephew, Jeffrey Jennings.

She is survived by her sister, Neva Jennings; brother, G.B. Jennings and wife, Mary; nieces, Melissa Johnson and Karen Rolen; nephew, Andy Jennings ; great niece, April Heard; great nephews, Zachary Heard and Jacob Jennings; and uncle, Jack Jennings and wife, Deloris.

She was loved by many and she always returned that love many times over.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Kingsport . Rev. Shannon Salyer of Higher Ground Baptist Church will officiate.

The family asks that any memorials be made to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM).

Kingsport Times-News
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Susan Elizabeth “Sue” (Hill) Jennings

ABINGDON, Va. - Sue Hill Jennings, 89, died Wednesday ( July 7, 2004 ) at her home.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had spent most of her life in Gate City and Kingsport , moving to Abingdon in 1990 to be near her family.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed gardening and crafts and was the family genealogist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Jennings; a son, Kenneth E. Jennings, Jr.; a brother, Clyde Wilson Hill; and her parents, Carrie and E.L. Hill.

Survivors include a son, Ben Jennings and wife Merry of Abingdon; a grandson, Will, and wife Autumn of Knoxville ; a sister-in-law, Vena Bernard, of Kingsport ; and a nephew, Sam Bernard, of Chattanooga .

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon , Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City with Dr. Klell Napps officiating.

The family wishes to thank her special caregivers, Dorothy Blevins and Marie Buttry, for their years of love and care.

Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to the Cultural Heritage Project of William King Regional Arts Center, P.O. Box 2256 , Abingdon , Va. 24212-2256 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Teddy Yvonne (Blevins) Jennings

CENTERVILLE , Ohio - Teddy (Blevins) Jennings , 68, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Tuesday ( Aug. 1, 2000 ).

She was born May 30, 1932 in Gate City , Va.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Ora (Ashworth) Blevins; her husband, Ed T. Jennings; sister, Juanita Nickels; brother, Dr. Bill Blevins.

Surviving are her children, son, Randy Jennings, Centerville; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bob Vogt, Centerville; two grandchildren, Amanda and Jared Vogt; sister, Joan Robinson, Kingsport; brothers, Jack Blevins and Barney Blevins, both of Kingsport, and Joe Blevins, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Calling hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. , Dayton , Ohio .

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Don Payne officiating.

Interment will be in Bellbrook Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Dayton .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma (Cox) Jennings

JENNINGS, Thelma C., 98, of Roanoke, died Friday, September 5, 2003. She was the widow of Charles L. Jennings. She was a longtime member of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church . She was a retired teacher with Roanoke County Schools and a former member of the R.C.E.A., V.C.A., Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Business and Professional Women of Roanoke . She was a volunteer at C.H.R.V. with over 18,000 hours, a former member of the board of trustees at Ferrum College and recipient of the Beckham Award. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. C. Leon and Jane Jennings of Roanoke; grandsons, Charles L. Jennings, III of Brooklyn, N.Y., William A. and wife, Dr. Linda F. Jennings of Roanoke, Dr. Byron L. Jennings and wife, Jacqueline of Salisbury, Md., Dr. Thomas C. Jennings and wife, Michelle of New York, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Meredith Lee Jennings, George Tanner Jennings, Ryan Andersen Jennings, Daniel Evan Jennings, Leah Nicole! Jennings, Benjamin Lanza Jennings; sisters, Agnes Cox Bell of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Winifred Cox Roberson of Stuart, Va. Funeral services will be at the Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2003 with Rev. Robin L. Colwell officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park . The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel and memorials may be made to the Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 356, Vinton, Va. 24179, the Charles L. and Thelma C. Jennings Scholarship Fund at Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, Va. 24088, or a charity of your choice.

Copyright (c) 2003 The Roanoke Times

Kingsport Times-News
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Thelma Juanita (Harris) Jennings

Thelma Juanita Jennings, 405 Dean St., Kingsport, died Tuesday afternoon ( May 2 1989 ) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a lengthly illness.

    Born in Nickelsville , Va. , she had been a resident of the Kingsport area for the last 40 years.

    Surviving are her husband, Abijah A. Jennings; one son, R. David Jennings, Mount Carmel ; two grandsons.

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

    Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G. D. Peters and Dr. John C. Compton officiating.

    Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Wednesday, May 3, 1989)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Una Mae (Pruitt) Jennings

GATE CITY, Va. -- Una Mae Pruitt Jennings , 78, Route 2, went to be with the Lord Monday (Feb. 16, 1998) at her residence.

Born in Wise County, Va., on May 28, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Will and Maude Davidson Pruitt. She had resided in Scott County, Va., most of her life and was a homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Ball and Marie Rogers; and a brother, Jimmy Pruitt.

Surviving are her husband, Charlie A. Jennings , Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Judy) Kilgore, Gate City, Va., and Donna M. Carico and her fiance, Donnie Cradic, both of Surgoinsville; a granddaughter, Mrs. James (Christi) Gibson; a grandson, Kevin Carico, and granddaughter-in-law, Alice Carico; three great-grandchildren, Charles Gardner, Casey Gibson and Zachary Smith; two sisters, Susie Guy, Elizabethton, and Mildred Hamilton, Sandusky, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Judy and Sam Kilgore, Midway community.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Hackney and the Rev. David Brannock officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Jonas Jr., Austin Compton, H. L. McConnell, Kevin Carico, Wayne Walsh, Danny Jennings , C. L. Easterling and Dan Calton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Ossie Jennings

GATE CITY, Va., Mar. 3 (Special to The Times) — William O. "Bill" Jennings, 51, World war veteran, died at his home here today [3/3/1938] after a decline in health over the past several years.

He was a son of John M. and Jane Bellamy Jennings and affiliated with the Methodist church.

Funeral plans have not been completed.

Surviving are his wife and the following children: Edward, Jack, Robert, Thelma, Mary and Bettie; three brothers, N. B. of Indianapolis; Roy and Ross of Gate City; four sisters, Mrs. E. B. Taylor, Mrs. Rufus McClellan, Mrs. Grover C. Snodgrass and Miss Flora Jennings, all of Gate City.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, March 3, 1938

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

William Ray “Bill” Jennings

ROANOKE , Va. - William Ray (Bill) Jennings , 68, died Thursday evening ( April 30, 1998 ) at his residence after a lengthy illness. Born on June 4, 1929 in Scott County , Va. , he was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was the son of the late John Henry and Lula Melinda Summey Jennings .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Jennings Collins; and a brother, John Cecil Jennings .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Beverly Jennings , Roanoke, Va.; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Eddie Honeycutt, Big Stone Gap, Va., Judy and Henry Monsour, Cynthia and Roy Brown, and Jeannie Dorton, all of Salem, Va., Cathy and Earl Ashby, Roanoke, Va., and Pamela and Tommy Russell, Troutville, Va., and Susan and Mark Reinhardt, Roanoke, Va.; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert (Bobby) and Darlene Jennings , Salem, Va., William (Billy, Patrick Pat), and Cecil Jennings , all of Roanoke, Va.; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Magdaleen Osborne, Bartow, Fla., Mrs. Jeanette Chaffin, Mrs. Joyce Hubbard, and Mrs. Barbara Lane, all of Wise, Va.; two brothers, James Jennings , Nickelsville, Va., and Gene Jennings , Wise, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walker Darnell and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

Burial will be at the Brickey Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

William Samuel Jennings

GATE CITY--William Samuel Jennings, 94, Route 4, Gate City, died at 9:20 a.m. today [2/4/1964] at the home of a daughter after a long illness.

Jennings was a retired farmer.  He was born in Greene County, Tenn.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bud Hensley, Hilton, Va.; two step-daughters, Mrs. R. P. Pippin, Gate City, and Mrs. W. A. Fisher, Knoxville; two sons, William Robert Jennings, Rural Retreat, Va., and Lincoln Jennings, Ada, Okla.; and 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Herman Methodist Church, Rev. J. W. Gott will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to the residence at 4 p.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home where it will remain until one hour before services.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 4, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Worley Jennings

WEBER CITY -- Worley Jennings, 68, a retired Rye Cove farmer, was found dead at his home here at 4 p.m. Thursday of an apparent heart attack.

He was affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church .

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie L. Jennings of Blackwater, Va.; step-son, Harold Lawson, Hiltons; step-daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Pendleton, Clinchport Rt. 1; Mrs. David Lampkins, Kingsport, and Mrs. Elwood Olinger, Blackwater.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, May 17, 1975)

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Funeral services for Worley Jennings of Weber City will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane and Rev. Willie Jennings officiating.  Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery .  Pallbearers: Lubert Hammond, Oakley McDavid, J. D. Wagner, Clell Gilliam, Allen Gilliam and Frank Wolfenbarger.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at the residence of Mrs. Gilliam, 608 Fairmont Ave. , from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.  Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, May 17, 1975)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Zola Mae Jennings

KINGSPORT - Zola Mae Jennings, 77, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Sept. 24, 2006) at Church Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 9, 1928 to the late Frank Jennings and Grace Williams Jennings. Zola was a member of Golda United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her two daughters, Melba E. Edwards of Kingsport and Patricia A. Douthat and husband, Michael of Kingsport; two granddaughters, Laura E. Salyer and Erin R. Salyer; four great-grandchildren, Donovan J. Salyer, Devan A. Salyer, Mariah Audrey Grace Salyer and Jackson J. Salyer.

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

Services will be conducted in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home at 7 p.m. with Wayne Bledsoe officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Garden of Meditation at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff of Church Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Paul, Patti, Bobbie, Stacy, Larry, Bobby, Maria and Amy, for the care and support that they provided during Zola's illness. The family would like to especially thank Geneva, Jane and Tara, it was a blessing to have them care for Zola.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Zola Mae Jennings.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac Clyde Jessee

HOPEWELL , Va.- Clyde Jessee, 63, died Friday [ 2/25/1977 ] in a Hopewell hospital after a long illness.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., having moved to Hopewell about 20 years. He was a retired millwright for the Firestone Corp., a veteran of World War II and a member of the Bellwood Baptist Church .

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida Lee Jessee; two daughters, Mrs. Judy Lynn Eichenlaub, Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Helen Swafford, Galatin, Tenn.; three sons, Clyde H. Jessee, Richmond, Va., Alonzo Jessee and Kelly Jessee, both of Duffield, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Tomlinson, Gate City, Mrs. Lovely Pierson, Clinchport, Mrs. Pearl McClure, Kingsport, and Mrs. Thelma Osborne, Eminece, Ind.; two brothers, Emmett Jessee, Clinchport, and Ray Jessee, Kokomo, Ind.; nine grandchildren.

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

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Funeral services for Clyde Jessee, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Claude Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery . The body will arrive at the funeral home Monday evening. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, February 27,1977)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Myrtle Delight (Robinette) Jessee

GATE CITY , Va. - Myrtle R. Jessee, 79, entered into rest Wednesday ( March 27, 2002 ) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Duffield , Va.

She was born in Fairview , Va. , on Sept. 28, 1922 to the late Charles and Bertie Taylor Robinette.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Claude Jessee; and one brother, O.M. Robinette.

She was a graduate of Fairview High School and Radford College . She taught school in the Scott County School System for 44 years, until her retirement in 1991. She was a devoted mother and wonderful person who will be sorely missed by all of those around her.

Survivors include one son, Roy Mark Jessee and Cortney W. Jessee, Duffield, Va.; stepdaughter, Gail Shepard, Mabe, Va.; niece, Dawn Scott, Gate City; nephews, Charles Robinette, Gate City, and Bob Robinette, Kingsport; grand nieces and nephews, Tiffany Scott, Duffield, Va., Chad Robinette, Gate City, Clay Robinette, Kingsport, and Leigh Renee Light, Kingsport.

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

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

Graveside services will be at noon Saturday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. to go in procession for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Virginia Lee "Virgie" (Patrick) Jessee

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Virgie Jessee, 92, 204 Arrowhead Lane, Nickelsville, Va. passed away at home Aug. 25, 2007 with her son, Larry and daughter, Nancy, by her side.

She was born Jan. 3, 1915 in Scott County to the late William H. and Allie Hicks Patrick.

Virgie was the oldest member of Free Hill Baptist Church, where she was a clerk, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.

She was a graduate of Nickelsville High School class of 1933. While growing up, she worked in her father’s grocery and never met a stranger. She was later employed at Kresses Department Store where she became sales floor manager in the early 40’s and went to work at Tennessee Eastman Company until her marriage to Kermit Wilson Jessee. And then moving back to Nickelsville to her husband’s family farm and her home for the last 63 and half years. She was known as one of the best cooks in Scott County.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Kermit W. Jessee in 1979; and infant twin daughters, Mary Lou and Eva Sue Jessee in 1952; brothers, Joe, James, Willard Patrick and Wayne Ketron; sisters, Mary Kate Harris, Lou Vista Jones, Lettie Mae Boyer, Amy Brookshire, Jennie Beck McKinley and Catherine Duncan.

She is survived by her son, Larry A. Jessee; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jimmy W. Williams, of Nickelsville, Va.; granddaughter and husband, Rhonda W. and James Gregory Bausell; great-grandson, Williams Wesley Bausell, of Weber City, Va.; brothers, Jack and Elizabeth Patrick, of Fall Branch, George and Carol Patrick of Blountville; brothers-in-law, Robert Jessee and wife, Faye and Arthur Jessee, of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Maybelle Jessee, Weber City, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Beavers and the Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating.

Music will be provided by Rev. Carlos Wolfe.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Free Hill Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.

Bob Bausell, Jeff McAmis, David Phillips, Bill Webb, Andrew Hartsock and Burnie Jessee will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Emmit (Jr.) Jessee, Henry Lee Robinson, Glenn Peters and Dr. Gregory DeMotts.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Free Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 195, Nickelsville, Va. 24271, or to Free Hill Memorial Cemetery Fund c/o Jimmy Williams, 338 Arrowhead Lane, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gregory DeMotts, the staff of Nickelsville Medical Clinic and Farrah Lane for their help in their time of need.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jeanelle Minnie (Meade) Jester

Jeanelle Meade Jester, age 87 , passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at the Hermitage in Onancock.

She was the daughter of the late Charles E. Meade and Minnie McConnell Meade.

Born in Nickelsville and a graduate of Radford College, she came to Chincoteague in 1937, where she taught elementary school and met her future husband.

She was a devoted member of Christ United Methodist Church of Chincoteague, the Eastern Star and volunteered for many community organizations.

Her survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Mallon; three grandchildren, Carey Ebert, Cynthia Lewis and John Mellon III; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Buford Meade, Sterling, Seibert Meade, Memphis, Tenn, and Earl Meade of Kingsport, Tenn.; one sister, Zelma Godsey of Vandalia, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Chincoteague.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jeanelle M. Jester Memorial Scholarship Fund, clo Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 687 , Chincoteague, Va. 23336.

Scott County Virginia Star
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy E. Jeter Jr.

CHURCH HILL - Roy E. Jeter Jr., 61, of 305 Cold Comfort Road , went home to be with the Lord Wednesday ( May 1, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Jeter was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and retired from the Holliston Mills Company.

He loved to farm and was of the Baptist faith.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Nannie Jeter.

Surviving are his loving wife of 39 years, Mrs. Ethel Jeter, of the home; one son, Roy Jeter III, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Andrew Housewright of Church Hill and Sandra and Verlie Mathews of Rogersville; three grandsons, Dustin Housewright, Daniel Mathews and Dwayne Mathews; one granddaughter, Sara Housewright; his father and stepmother, Roy and Sylvia Jeter Sr., of Church Hill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. R.M. (Jeanette) Trent and Mrs. James (Joyce) Byington, all of Church Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Nancy Jeter of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews and two very special friends, Jessie and Emerson White.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Mitchell Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Skelton and the Rev. Bill Wilder officiating.

Burial will be in the Mt. Mitchell Church Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Michael Helton, Bobby Dixon, Butch Berry, Jessie White, R.C. Wright, James McCracken, Kenneth Everhart, Bud Sutton, Wayne Morgan, Barry Eaton and Verlie Mathews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

James Livingston Jett

BRISTOL, Va. - James Livingston Jett, 92, of Bristol, Va., passed away on Jan. 24, 2007 at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Mendota , Va. , and was the son to the late James and Ocie Mae Vermillion Jett. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was retired from Monroe Calculating.

He was preceded in death by his son, Donald William Jet and his former wife, Janette Carter.

Survivors include his daughter, Rita Forrester and husband, Bob; son, James D. Jett and wife, Teresa; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Jett of Orangeburg, S.C.; grandchildren, Malissa Nowling and husband, Lee of Florence, S.C., Joseph Forrester, Tyler Forrester, Michael Pyne and wife, Rhonda of Front Royal, Va., and Tucker Jett; great-grandchildren, Will Nowling, Madison Pyne, Macey Pyne, and Peyton Pyne; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church , Hiltons, Va. , or other times at Janette Carter's former residence or at the home of either of her children.

Services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Hiltons, Va.

Committal services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery . A procession of family and friends will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Pallbearers include Joseph Forrester, Tyler Forrester, Michael Pyne, Tucker Jett, John Hendershot, Bill Jett, Lee Nowling, and John Wolfe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, c/o Denise Harris at 204 Echo Drive, Gate City, Va. 24251 or to the Carter Family Fold at P.O. Box 111 Hiltons, Va. 24258.

Weaver Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie Lee (Fields) Jobe

KINGSPORT - Nannie Lee Fields Jobe, 69, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, (April 29, 2006) at Brook Haven Manor.

Mrs. Jobe was born in Scott County, Va. to the late Ernest and Emmer Fields. She lived most of her life in Kingsport and was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jobe was preceded in death by one sister, Annie Dockery; and one brother, Charlie Fields.

Surviving are her husband, of 51 years, George "Cricket" Jobe, of the home; one son, Robert (R.J.) Jobe and wife Tammy of Jonesborough; four grandchildren, Shane Jobe of Blountville, Jasmine Jobe of Fall Branch, Austin Jobe and Hunter Jobe, both of Jonesborough; one great-grandchild, Tristen Jobe of Blountville; one sister, Agnes Kinsler of Kingsport; one brother, Wallace "Bud" Fields and wife Betty of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at 8 p.m. with G.W. Jobe and Pastor Robert Steadman officiating.

Interment services will be conducted on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Garden of the Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Shane Jobe, Donnie Jobe, Brent Jobe, Larry Kinsler, Timmy Sutton and David Vicars.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Jobe, Tim Sutton and Austin Jobe.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Jobe to the Alzheimer's Association at 225 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Nannie Jobe.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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