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Addie (Pridemore) Johnson

Mrs. Addie Pridemore Johnson, widow of the late C. C. Johnson, formerly of Gate City, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hubert A. Quillin, 125 East Sevier Street, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Captain Hiram D. Pridemore and Susan Slemp Pridemore. She was a niece of the late General Aurburn L. Pridemore of Jonesville, Va., and former Congressman Campbell C. Slemp, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hubert A. Quillin and Mrs. J. O. Nidermaier; one son, Charles F. Johnson, of Purchase, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Trent, Sr., of Farmerville, Va., and Mrs. W. J. Draper, of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one brother, H. C. Pridemore, of 1009 Watauga Street; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the Walnut Street Methodist Church, Gate City, Va., Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. French Taylor, pastor, officiating assisted by the Rev. E. E. Wiley, pastor of the Broad Street Methodist Church of Kingsport.

The body will remain at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert A. Quillin until the hour of service.

Kingsport News, Friday, April 20, 1951)

Submitted by Don Lane

Arthur Lee Johnson Jr.

KINGSPORT - Arthur Lee Johnson Jr., 75, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday (June 11, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he served with the U.S. Army during World War II and lived in Kingsport until 1965. He was employed with the Kingsport Press for several years. Mr. Johnson lived in Maryland for several years, where he worked with Holiday-Tyler Printing Co. He attended Holston View United Methodist Church.

A brother, Curtis Johnson and two sisters, Rita Baldwin and Phyllis McConnell preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Trula S. Johnson , Kingsport; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen and Fred Easterling, Debbie Taylor, all of Frederick, Md.; four grandchildren, Kelly M. Oland, Keith T. Easterling, Steven L. Easterling and Kristy L. Taylor; one great-granddaughter, Breanna Taylor Oland; two sisters, Edna Pratt and Mary Davis, both of Kingsport; four brothers, Clyde Johnson , Church Hill, Ross Johnson , Kingsport, J.F. Johnson , Newport News, Va., and H.T. Johnson , Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Richard Howard officiating.

Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Audrey (Pierson) Johnson

GATE CITY, Va. — Mrs. Audrey Pierson Johnson, 78, of Gate City, Va. died at her residence early Friday morning [9/12/1975] following a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jake McArthur, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. O. J. Reed, Jr., Kingsport; two sons, Thomas B. Johnson, Kingsport, and John David Johnson, Clearwater, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. C. E. Gillenwater, Meadowville, Va., Mrs. Lucille A. Hubble, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. G. L. King, Weber City, Va.; one brother, Hugh Kyle Pierson, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.: eight grandchildren: and six great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Friday, September 12, 1975

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Bill Gene "Red'' Johnson

GRAY - Bill G. "Red'' Johnson, 58, died Friday (Oct. 19, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Olin Paul and Lillie Frazier Johnson. He was a native of Sullivan County and had lived in this area his entire life. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

He was owner and operator of Speedway Motors & Body Shop for 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold T. "Slick'' Johnson, Olin Paul Johnson Jr. and David S. Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Hammond Johnson; daughter, Jennifer Johnson, Gray; foster daughter, Tracie Thomas, Johnson City; sister, Esther Brown (Bill), Fayetteville, Ga.; brother, J.B. "Cotton'' Johnson, Howard Johnson (Dean), Kenneth R. Johnson (Carol) and Joe V. Johnson (Brenda), all of Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The family will also be receiving friends at the home anytime.

Memorial services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Mike Teague and the Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Snyder's Funeral Home of Gray is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy E. Johnson

May 26, 1938 – Jan 19, 2001

BUTLER, N.J. — Billy E. Johnson, 62, died Friday (Jan. 19, 2001) at his home.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and resided in Butler, New Jersey for the past 12 years. He was a lead man at Arrow Group Industries in Haskell, N.J. for the last 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Annie Sarah (McGee) Johnson; and by two brothers, John Johnson and Kyle W. Johnson.

Surviving are two daughters, Billie Dalby, Bloomingdale, N.J., and Theresa Peterson, St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Larry Johnson, Exeter, Va., Raymond Johnson Jr., Whitesville, W.Va., and Frank Johnson, Concord, Va.; four sisters, Betty Frito, Pine Brook, N.J., Elizabeth Lovell, Exeter, Va., Reba Deaton, Dayton, Oh., and Eva Mobley, Douglasville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garrett Lee officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at American Legion Cemetery.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Calvin C. Johnson

KINGSPORT - Calvin C. Johnson passed away Tuesday (April 9, 2002) at Wexford House.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on March 13, 1924 and lived most of his life in Kingsport. He retired from Frank's Food.

Mr. Johnson was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, G.M. Johnson Sr.; mother, Helen Ketron Johnson; daughter, Chris Rose; sister, Pauline Ketron; three brothers, Lawrence, Donald and O.M. Johnson.

Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, June Parks Johnson; daughter, Judy and husband Tim King of Northwood, Ohio; son, Chuck and wife Connie Johnson of Kingsport; six granddaughters, Kelley, Lori, Shannon, Lena, Krystle and Tiffany; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, G.M. Johnson Jr. and wife Edna, Denver and wife Helen; three sisters-in-law, Doranna Johnson, Sue Ella Bright and Marie McCray.

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clara D. “Pat” (Whittemore) Johnson

PEORIA, Ill – Mrs. Clara D. “Pat” Johnson, 60, Chillicothe, Ill., died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday ( May 2, 1991 ) at her residence.

Born in Kingsport , she had been employed at Caterpillar in Peoria , Ill. , for eight years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Whittemore, and one brother.

Surviving are her husband, Isaac H. Johnson, Chillicothe; one son, Gordon P. Johnson, Anaheim, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Craig (Vicki) Vogel, Woodridge, Ill.; four grandchildren; her mother, Goldie D. Whittemore, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Don (Imogene) Myers, Kingsport; four brothers, R. C. Whittemore, Jim Whittemore, Paul Whittemore and Rand Whittemore, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wilton Mortuary, Peoria , Ill.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Wilton Mortuary with the Rev. David Swain officiating.

Burial will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens , Peoria , Ill.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane

Candice Elaine (Osborne) Johnson

BLACKWATER, Va. — Candice Elaine Osborne Johnson, 28, departed this world Friday (March 6, 2009) in Kentucky as a result of a automobile accident.

She was a member of Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Ohio.

She was mother of the late Kaden Boyd Johnson and was also preceded in death by her beloved uncle, Fred Robinette, on March 23, 2006.

Candice is survived by sons, Christian Johnson and Logan Bruner; mother, Donna Robinette and father, Boyd Osborne; sisters, Angela Helen Rannells and Emma Lee Kiser; brother, Triston Robinette; stepmother, Brenda Osborne; stepfather, Kevin Kiser; father, Jeff Burgan; grandfather, Joe Robinette; grandmother, Emma Jean Robinette; Uncle Kyle and Uncle Parmer; Aunt Naomi Adkins; Uncle Elder Jason Robinette; Aunt Joanne; Uncle Mike Longacre; and a host of cousins.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va.

Refreshments will be served at the Blackwater Fire Hall before and after the viewing.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Harmon Willis, Elder Greg Hill and Elder Joe Pitzer officiating.

A graveside service will follow at the Robinette Cemetery, Flag Pond, with Elder Roger Vanhoose and Elder David Vanhoose officiating.

Pallbearers will be A.J. Johnson, Bobby Lawson, Chris Johnson, Dusty Robinette, Jerad Robinette, Billy Shaw, Ron Rannells, Timmy Darnell and Jason Henry Robinette.

The family requests donations to be made to the Robinette Funeral Home, Rt. 1, Box 6, Blackwater, Va. 24221 to assist with expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Bascom Johnson

KINGSPORT - Clyde B. Johnson, 88, died on Friday, July 15, 2005 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Clinchport, Va., and lived in Weber City, Va., Kingsport, Rockville, Md., and Mount Carmel. While in Kingsport, he was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company and the Kingsport Press, Inc. He retired from Faucet Publications in Rockville, Md.

Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in a non-combat role during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 3 and First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

An enthusiastic baseball fan, he coached Connie Mack League youth baseball for several years in the early 1960's. He was an avid golfer and played regularly for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Sylva McDavid Johnson; and his parents, Arthur L. and Eliza Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Eureta Baldwin and Phyllis McConnell; and brothers, Curtis Johnson, J.F. Johnson and Authur L. Johnson, Jr.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, D. Lynn and Barbara Johnson, Kingsport, and Phil M. and Marilu Johnson, Ind.; four grandchildren, Beth Johnson, Centreville, Va., Brooke Johnson Gentry, Atlanta, Ga., Emily Johnson Lenihan, Ind. and Brian Johnson, Atlanta, Ga.; and great-granddaughter, Bailey Gentry, Atlanta, Ga. He is also survived by two sisters, Edna Pratt and Mary Davis; and two brothers, Ross Johnson and Hirma Thomas (H.T.) Johnson, all of Kingsport.

Family and friends wishing to view may do so 30 minutes prior to services Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Jack P. Weikel officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home following the service.

Entombment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

The family wishes to thank the Church Hill Health Care employees for their loving care and concern for Mr. Johnson for more than eight years.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church (Music Ministry), P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662; Friends in Need, 1105 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660; or to the Alzheimer's Association of Tennessee, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Coy C. Johnson

WHITMIRE, S.C. — Coy C. Johnson, 87, of 1606 Emory St., Whitmire, S.C., died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2008) at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1920 in Blackwater, Va., and was the son of the late J. Emmett and Virgie Lawson Johnson. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens.

He was a member and deacon of Friendship Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Tyler Johnson of Whitmire; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will be at his residence and will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the church by the Rev. Brice Castle and Rev. Horace Weathers.

Interment will be in the Whitmire Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 503 Duckett St., Whitmire, S.C. 29178 or to Palmetto Health Hospice P.O. Box 352, Newberry, S.C. 29108.

Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, S.C., is assisting the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Colonel Dawes Johnson

BLACKWATER, Va. - Colonel Dawes Johnson was born on Feb. 3, 1929 and went home to be with Jesus Sunday (Nov. 2, 2003) at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, Va., at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 30 days.

He was a lifelong resident of Blackwater and was a retired employee of the Robinette Store and Funeral Home where he was treated more like family than an employee for many years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

He was saved and joined the Willis Chapel Church, then later moved his membership to Flower Gap Baptist Church where he remained a member for almost 40 years. He was a charter member of the Blackwater Men's Christian Fellowship.

He would be the first to admit that he had made a lot of mistakes in his life and would encourage anyone not to follow the same paths of heartaches, but during his illness, he spoke of "about being ready to go to Heaven." Thank God His grace is sufficient to lead his lost lambs home when we go astray.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Alwildia Hill Johnson; a son, Randy Johnson; four brothers, Melvin, Curtis, Coy and M.G. Johnson.

Survivors include three sisters, Laura Sullivan, Maxine Belcher and Yvonne Johnson; one brother, A.J. Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home with Elder Walter Willis and Elder Gordon Justice officiating.

Music will be provided by the Flower Gap Singers.

Committal graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Morris Roberts, David Osborne, Everett Donald Neeley, Coy McPherson, Larry Fannon and Roy Thomas.

God chose "a beautiful Sunday morning to call you home, "Bud," to sing in the "Great Beyond," and someday we'll all sing together. So, for one last time, We love you, "Bud." You are Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Debbie (Ramey) Vanzant Johnson

HILTONS, Va. - Debbie (Ramey) Vanzant Johnson, 49, of Route 1, went to be with the Lord Monday morning (April 3, 2006) as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

She was born Aug. 16, 1956, in Sullivan County and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed in the housekeeping department of Indian Path Medical Center.

She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister who will be sadly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ervin Ramey; and her husband, Gary Vanzant.

Survivors include her daughter, Amy Shaffer and husband, Tim of Hiltons, Va.; two sons, Brandon Vanzant and wife, Brandy of Piney Flats, and Willard Johnson of Williamson, N.C.; four grandchildren, Skyler and Star Shaffer and Rustin and Isaiah Vanzant; mother and step-father, Evelyn and Roy Sampson of Hiltons, Va.; three sisters, Linda Johnson and husband, Gary of Sneeds Ferry, N.C., Betty Murray and husband, Rufus of Bristol, Va., and Nancy Bright and husband, Billy of Blountville; one brother, Charles Ramey and wife, Susanna of Bristol, Va.; three step-sisters, Jane Vinegard and husband, Jr. of Hiltons, Va., Judy Ketron and husband, Phillip of Hiltons, Va., and Janet Neeley of Valdosta, Ga.; two step-brothers, Randall Sampson of Weber City, Va., and David Sampson and wife, Debbie of Hiltons, Va.; former husband and father of Willard, Danny Johnson of Williamson, N.C.; many special friends and co-workers; and several nieces, nephews, and others also survive.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Gillenwater and Rev. Garland Stokes officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery with Johnny Snodgrass, Bill Shaffer, Rufus Murray, Billy Bright, Garland Stokes and Shane Hensley serving as pallbearers.

It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Ilene (Williams) Johnson

WEBER CITY, Va. - Dorothy (Ilene) Johnson, 72, passed away Thursday (Sept. 21, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Ilene was born Feb. 15, 1934 and was a graduate of Shoemaker High School in 1951. She worked for the Scott County School System at Weber City Elementary School in the cafeteria. She participated with Mountain Empire Older Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Elma Williams; son, Tommy Lynn Johnson; infant sister, Judith Ann Williams; and one brother, Hansel Williams.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Russell K. "Tommy" Johnson; three daughters, Sue Fletcher and husband Tim, Nickelsville, Va., Christy Johnson, Weber City, Va., and Mitzi Owens and husband Phil, Hiltons, Va.; three grandchildren, Tyler Fletcher, Samuel and Emily Owens; two sisters, Frances "Frank" Sluss and husband David, Church Hill, and twin sister, Jean Kaylor, Church Hill; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Rasnick, Snowflake, and Erma Bray, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph and Bertie Johnson, Surgoinsville; special aunt and uncle, Ewell and June Hammonds, Kingsport; special friend and caregiver, Robin Sexton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Darrell Fletcher and Rev. John Sheppard officiating.

Music will be provided by the Holder Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Fletcher, Samuel Owens, Lee Kaylor, Eugene Gray, David Gray and Mack Edwards.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MECC, attn: Nancy Smith, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving the Johnson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna (Tyler) Johnson

WHITMIRE, S.C. — Edna Tyler Johnson, 88, of 1606 Emory St., Whitmire, died Tuesday (Feb. 17, 2009) at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 11, 1920, in Fairview, Va., to the late L. D. and Estella Horton Tyler. She was married to the late Coy C. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson retired from the J.P. Stevens Company and was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Tyler Brock; and three brothers, Edgar Tyler, Robert (Bob) Tyler and Audney Tyler.

She is survived by her sister, Cleo England of Williamston, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Belue and the Rev. Brice Castle officiating.

The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday for viewing.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. and again at the cemetery following the interment service.

Interment will be in Whitmire Cemetery.

The family suggest memorials be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 503 Duckett St., Whitmire, S.C. 29178.

Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edwin Rudolph Johnson

Edwin Rudolph Johnson, known as Ed to family and friends passed on at the age of 73 on March 6, 2010 at his home in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ed was born in Rich Square, North Carolina on the 27th of September 1937 to W. Wallace Johnson and Ethel Blanche Lane Johnson. Ed was one of four children, Given, June and Linda. At the age of 19, Ed joined the Army Air Corps and proudly served for four years.

Ed married Mary Louise Raymond on September 21, 1977. They spent 35 years together. They loved each other very much. They were a partnership and each other’s support system. Ed embraced Mary’s family of six children and all that came with it. He was supportive and always there for the good, the bad and the challenging. He never turned his back on anyone who needed help. He was not a man of hand-outs, but a man who offered help, advice and support.

Ed was the family’s Renaissance man. He was innovative, an artist, a dreamer, a free-thinker, passionate and difficult at times, always generous and always striving for knowledge. He was a business owner and a self-taught financial guru.

He is survived by his beautiful wife Mary; his son, Michael Johnson; five step-children, Donna Goddard, Doug and Karen Raymond, Glenn Raymond, Quintin and Jennifer Raymond and Gary and Sandi Raymond; four Grandchildren, Darby Bagdonas, Christopher Raymond, Brandi Gibson and Jerrod Raymond; four Great-grandchildren, Abigail Raymond, Haley Bagdonas, Emma and Kinley Gibson; his sister Linda Gloyd, several nephews and his beloved cat, Scooter.

Ed’s life will be celebrated Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00p at Hardage Giddens, 11801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL. (904-288-0025)

(Ethel Blanche Lane, b. abt 1905, Scott Co, was a daughter of Charles Richardson Lane and Minnie Elvira “Ella” Starnes)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Erma (Williams) Johnson

KINGSPORT - Erma Williams Johnson, 85, went to be with the Lord Monday (April 15, 2002) in Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Erma was born August 18, 1916 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Will and Bertha Fritz Williams. She was married to the late Dock E. Johnson, who passed away August 2, 1986.

She was a loving mother.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy and Howard Johnson; sister, Gladys Harper; and brother, John Williams.

Survivors include her daughters, Peggy McCory and Linda Owens, both of South Carolina; sons, Charles, Richard, Jerry and Joseph Allen Johnson, all of Kingsport, and Fred Johnson of South Carolina; brothers, Homer, Williams of Florida, R.C. Williams of Pennsylvania, Clarence and Don Williams, both of Kingsport; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Jack Sturgill officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Garden of Christus of the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Michael Anthony Johnson, Charles Wayne Johnson Jr., Shawn L. Johnson, Richard Joseph Johnson Jr., La Rue A. Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Mark Johnson and Warren Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Swayze and Lance Stallard.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frank Johnson

Gate City, Va. — Funeral services for Frank Rollins. Johnson, 26, will be held at the Walnut Street Methodist Church here Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. J. Hawkins, the Rev. Bill Light and the Rev. Dana Crawford will be in charge.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Juanita Maddux Johnson; his father; one brother, Harold Johnson, Wilmington, Del.; three sisters,

Miss Mary B. Johnson, Mrs. A. O. Quillen and Mrs. L. F. Witt, Gate City.

Kingsport News; May 20, 1944

George Augustus "G.A." Johnson

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - George Augustus (G.A.) Johnson, 66, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) due to a tractor accident.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on July 13, 1933 and was a lifelong resident of Ft. Blackmore, Va. He was a graduate of Dungannon High School. He loved farming and was employed by the United States Postal Service for 40 years, having served as Postmaster of Ft. Blackmore, Va. since 1967. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, R.F. Johnson in 1978.

Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Baldwin Johnson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two daughters, Lou Ann Johnson, Rocky Mount, Va. and Nancy Jane Johnson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; his mother, Nannie T. Johnson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; three sisters and brother-in-law, Ms. Evelyn Johnson, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Ralph and Helen Smith, Gate City, Va., and Ms. Clara Parman, Knoxville; one brother and sister-in-law, John Myron and Marie Johnson, Church Hill; one aunt, Mrs. Maude Stewert, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks, Palmer Peak, and Ricky Mann.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Johnson Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va. by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Cecil Mann, David Mann, John Brickey Sr., John Brickey Jr., Harold Dillon, Jacob Beaver, Bill Carter and W.K. Winegarner will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Dungannon Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Shirley Hillman, Route 1 Box 1960, Fort Blackmore, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Golden Mitchell Johnson Jr.

KINGSPORT — Golden M. Johnson Jr., 86, passed away Sunday (Dec. 14, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 2, 1922, to Golden M. Johnson Sr. and Helen Ketron Johnson. He retired from Johnson-Hilliard, Inc. and also owned a construction company. Golden was a person who never shied away from hard work.
He was a combat veteran of World War II having served as infantryman in the U.S. Army.
He fought in numerous campaigns across Europe including The Battle of the Bulge. Golden was proud of speaking to General Patton several times. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Temple.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Ruth Mullins Johnson; his son, James Leon Johnson; and his second wife, Lucille Jackson Johnson.
Surviving are his three daughters, Donna Mildred Zarlengo and husband, Don of Struthers, Ohio, Phyllis A. Morrell of Boardman, Ohio, Lucy Brickey and husband, Will of Tampa, Fla.; four sons, Mitchell Johnson and wife, Jeretta, Randy Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Jason Johnson and wife, Lisa, all of Kingsport; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Denver Johnson of Kingsport.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hermon United Methodist Church with Rev. Shannon Powers, Rev. Matthew Browder and Steven Johnson officiating and singing by the Browder Family. Burial will follow at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery with military rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V F W.
Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Golden Johnson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Herman Lee Johnson

SURGOINSVILLE - Herman Lee Johnson , 77, of 176 Dickerson Lane in Surgoinsville, went to be with Jesus early Thursday morning (July 7, 2005) at Bristol Hospice House following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was a lifelong resident of Surgoinsville. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Kingsport Mead Paper in 1989 with over 421/2 years of service. He belonged to the Clay Masonic Lodge #386 and had served as a Hawkins Co. Industrial Board member. Herman loved farming and to hunt deer and turkey. He especially loved his special cat, Shop - O.

Mr. Herman Lee Johnson was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Hoyt "Teny" Johnson in 1974; his parents, Mans and Irene Hickman Johnson ; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bill and Annie Dickerson; his brothers, Herbert Johnson and Drew Johnson ; his sister-in-law, Mary Johnson and his brothers-in-law, John Barton and Ace Dickerson.

Herman Johnson is survived by his loving wife, who would have been married for 52 years on July 18th, Thelma Susie (Dickerson) Johnson of the home; his three sons, Dickie Johnson and wife, Louise, Jeff Johnson and wife, Melissa, both of Surgoinsville, Danny Evans and wife Shelia of Church Hill; his daughter, Vanessa ( Johnson ) Russell and husband, Clifford of Surgoinsville; nine grandchildren, Nicole Johnson Roberts and husband Michael, Kelly Johnson , Lisa Johnson , Aaron Russell, Annie Russell, Tyler Johnson , Toby Johnson , Megan Johnson and Dusty Evans; he was expecting his first great-grandchild in January; a daughter-in-law, Angela Kindle; a brother, Jim Johnson of Church Hill; five sister-in-laws, Mamie Barton, Beulah Dickerson, Marie Johnson , Bunny Johnson and Bernice Housewright; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel of Church Hill or friends may call anytime at the residence, 176 Dickerson Lane.

A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel by the Clay Lodge #386.

Funeral services will follow the Masonic service with Bro. Michael Blair and Pastor Gregory Fletcher officiating.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard on Sunday at the Bethel Church Cemetery in Stanley Valley.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Blair, Guy Tignor, Steve Spears, Kerry Jackson, Toby Johnson , Tyler Johnson , Aaron Russell and Michael Blair.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to the Wellmont Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steele Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Kingsport Times-News
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Isaac H. Johnson

Isaac H. Johnson, 88, 880 Summersville Road, Kingsport, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday ( Aug. 10, 1991 ) at his residence after a long illness.

He was a member of the Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church , and a member of the Kingsport Life Saving Crew.  He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company, Tenite Dept.

He was the son of the late Hessie Carr and Isabelle Tomlinson Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Lane Johnson, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Nina Blevins, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Arnold, East Peoria, Ill.; one son, Isaac H. Johnson, Chillicothe, Ill.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Helen Gibbons, Jackson, Miss.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home and friends may also call anytime at the home, 880 Summersville Road .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles A. Lindholm and the Rev. Richard Hale officiating.

Burial will be in the Morrison's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Monday, August 12, 1991)

Kingsport Times-News
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James L. Johnson

James L. (Jim) Johnson, 34, 1600 Island Drive died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday [11/20/1969] in Holston Valley Community Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Sullivan County most of his life. He was employed at Kingsport Glass Co. before quitting due to ill health. He was later self-employed as a mechanic.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Jean Johnson of the home; one daughter, Mary Bernice Johnson of the home; three sons, James Michael Johnson, Martin Neal Johnson and Everette Lee Johnson all of the home; mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Bishop of Blountville; two brothers, Millard Thomas Johnson and Perry William Johnson both of Blountville.

Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, November 20, 1969

Submitted by Don Lane

Jeffrey "JJ" Johnson, Sr.

DUFFIELD, Va. — Jeffrey "JJ" Johnson, Sr., 49, passed away Wednesday (March 26, 2008) at his residence.

He was born in Baltimore, Md. on Nov. 20, 1958. He had previously been employed as a truck driver for Norton Greenhouse. Mr. Johnson attended Weber City Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his mother-in-law.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Hall Johnson, of the home; daughters, Rebecca Scalf and husband, Joshua, Weber City, Va., and Jennifer Brown and husband, Dennis, Glen Arm, Md.; son, Jeffrey "JD" Johnson, Jr., of the home; parents, James E. and Mary Wells Johnson, Kingsport; grandchildren, Jeannette Brown and Priscilla Brown of Glen Arm, Md., Cody Scalf, Weber City, Va.; brothers, James Randy Johnson and wife, Susan, Aberdean, Md., and Gary E. Johnson, Baltimore, Md.; father-in-law, Bobby Hall, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence of his father-in-law, Bobby Hall.

In keeping with Mr. Johnson's wishes, he will be cremated following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Colonial Funeral Home, attn: "JJ" Johnson Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 68, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
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Jerry W. Johnson

KINGSPORT - Jerry W. Johnson, 61, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord at 5:40 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Kingsport on Aug. 1, 1944, a son of the late Dock E. and Erma Williams Johnson, he had resided in this area his entire life. Jerry married Betty Ann Browning on Aug. 4, 1970.

He received two Purple Hearts while serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a member of the VFW and the DAV.

Jerry retired in 1999 from Eastman Chemical Company following 30 years of service.

He was a member of the Bloomingdale Ruritan Club. Jerry faithfully attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Good Samaritans who were at the Ketron Track who rendered help and assistance in his time of need.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Johnson and Jimmy Johnson.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Betty Ann Browning Johnson of the home; a son, Matthew Jerry Johnson of Kingsport; two sisters, Peggy McCrory and husband Farrell, and Linda Owens and husband L.D., all of Anderson, S.C.; four brothers, Charles Johnson and wife, Flora of Kingsport, Fred Johnson and wife, Priscilla of Mount Carmel, Richard Johnson and wife, Ginger of Kingsport, and Joseph Allen Johnson and wife, Cathy of Blountville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, the Leach Family and friends and special friends at Hardee's.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Pastor Robert Fletcher officiating.

Special music will be provided by the Perry Family.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Garden of the Apostles in East Lawn Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, the Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Lance Stallard, Matthew Dickerson, Brad Baker, Dale Jarrad, Daniel Browning and Nick Leach.

Honorary pallbearers will be brothers and brothers-in-law.

Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John C. Johnson

Mar 4, 1930 – Dec 15, 1998

LYNCHBURG, Va. — John C. Johnson, 67, formerly of Exeter, Va., died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1998) at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was formerly of Exeter, Va., and had lived in Lynchburg, Va. since 1976. He was a maintenance worker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Germany. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Jones; parents, Raymond G. Johnson Sr. and Annie Sarah McGee Johnson; and a brother, Kyle W. Johnson.

Surviving are four sisters, Elizabeth Lovell, Exeter, Va., Reba Deaton, Ohio, Betty Fiorito, New Jersey and Eva Mobley, Georgia; four brothers, Larry Johnson, Exeter, Va., Junior Johnson, Whitesburg, W.Va., Frank Johnson, Lynchburg, Va., and Billy Johnson, New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at American Legion Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

John F. Johnson

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - John F. Johnson, 75, formerly of Weber City, Va., died Monday (Jan. 22, 2001) at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Eliza Johnson; sisters, Rita Baldwin and Phyllis McConnell; brothers, Curtis and Authur L. Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, Newport News, Va.; two daughters, Sherry Blazek and her husband Charles, Petersburg, Va., and Lisa DeBusk and her husband David, Newport News, Va.; one granddaughter, Tarah Blazek, Nagaoka, Japan; four grandsons, John Blazek and his wife Vanja, Petersburg, Va., Charles Blazek, Fork Union, Va., Christopher and Travis DeBusk of Newport News, Va.; three brothers, Clyde and H.T., both of Church Hill and Ross, Kingsport; and two sisters, Edna Pratt and Mary Davis, of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Holston View United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Rick Howard, the Rev. Dean Smith and Rev. Robert Copeland officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va., or Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, Va. 24290.

The Cremation Society of Virginia was in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Hopkins Johnson

(From State News Service)

Gate City, Va. -- John Hopkins Johnson, 51, died at the Veterans' Facility in Johnson City, Tenn., following a heart attack on Monday [1/10/1944] at 8 p.m.  He had made his home here for the past three years and was in declining health for several months.  He was a member of the Baptist denomination.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Russell County, Va., and was the son of the late James S. and Sarah Castle Johnson.  During World War I he served in the Thirty-Eighth Infantry of the U.S. Regular Army and was overseas about 18 months.

He was a past commander of the Dewey Guy Post of the American Legion at Middlesboro, Ky., where he made his home for 20 years before moving to Gate City.  Both while at Middlesboro and here Mr. Johnson was widely known as a traveling salesman.  He was also quite prominent in American Legion activities in Kentucky.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Audrey Pierson Johnson; two sons, Tommie and J. D. Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. O. J. Reed, Jr., and Miss Mary Jane Johnson, all of Gate City; and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Bevins of Jenkins, Ky., and Miss Myrtle Johnson of Gate City.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home in West Gate City Wednesday at 2 p.m. (EWT), with the Rev. C. J. Hawkins officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.  Services at the grave will be conducted by the Gate City Post of the American Legion.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, January 12, 1944

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Joseph Johnson

MOUNT CARMEL — Joseph Johnson, 29, originally from Mount Carmel, passed away Monday from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Joe, a resident of Knoxville, Tenn., was an active participant in the local performance arts community including the Salome Cabaret, and the revival of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fairbanks. He was the manager of HateSickLive and an avid supporter of the local music scene as well as a spoken word performer.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph Homer Cox and Inez Jean Cox; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Susie Johnson.

He is survived by his loving mother and father, Kathy and Walter Johnson; brother, Eddie and his wife, Melissa; nephews, Dystin, Dylan, Harli and Brittany; aunts and uncles, R.L. and Patsy Williams, Mary Wilmouth, Tina Cox, Joseph Wayne Cox, Eddie and Linda Thomas, Dale and Sandy Richardson, Paul Johnson and Gary Johnson; cousins, Brian and Gale Sheppard, Amber and Shane Lavender, Travis Dykes, Angela Nicole Wilmouth, Chris Wilmouth, Kim and David Wright, Christy and Steve Matlock, Owen, Eli and Willa Sheppard, Ezekiel Abel Matlock, Maranda Wright and Zack Byron; and a special friend, Kim.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Johnson, Eddie Thomas, Dale Richardson, Paul Johnson, R.L. Williams, Jared Ratliff, Travis Dykes, Lee Ramey and David Dexter.

As a means of easing the burden of his family, please consider donations in lieu of flowers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kaden Boyd Johnson

BLACKWATER, Va. — Kaden Boyd Johnson, 4, departed this world Friday (March 6, 2009) in Kentucky as a result of an automobile accident.

We miss you today Kaden and yesterday, but you have fun with Mommy and Uncle Fred now. We will see you soon as we wake up!

He was the son of the late Candice Elaine Osborne Johnson and was also preceded in death by a very special uncle, Fred Robinette, on March 23, 2006.

Surviving are brothers, Christian Johnson and Logan Bruner; grandmother, Donna Robinette; step-grandfather, Kevin Kiser; grandfather, Boyd Osborne; step-grandmother, Brenda Osborne; grandfather, Jeff Burgan and grandfather, Henry Johnson; grandmother, Sharon Johnson; great-grandfather, Joe Robinette; great-grandmother, Emma Jean Robinette; aunt, "GG" Angela Rannells; uncle, Ron Rannells; aunt, "Sissy" Emma Lee Kiser; uncle, Triston; cousins, Mary and Kyle Rannells; and a host of most beloved great-uncles, great-aunts and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Harmon Willis, Elder Greg Hill and Elder Joe Pitzer officiating.

A graveside service will follow at the Robinette Cemetery, Flag Pond, with Elder Roger Vanhoose and Elder David Vanhoose officiating.

Pallbearers will be A.J. Johnson, Bobby Lawson, Chris Johnson, Dusty Robinette, Jerad Robinette, Billy Shaw, Ron Rannells, Timmy Darnell and Jason Henry Robinette.

The family requests donations to be made to the Robinette Funeral Home, Rt. 1, Box 6, Blackwater, Va. 24221 to assist with expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth Carson Johnson

Kenneth Carson Johnson, 30, Route 11, Kingsport, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday [ 12/5/1963 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness.

He was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Company and was a member of the Fordtown Baptist. Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joan Balthis Johnson, Kingsport; one daughter, Tammy, and three sons, Kenneth, Philip and Bryan, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ethel Owens, Gate City; his father, Ray V. Johnson, Dayton, 0.; and one sister, Mrs. Eula Mae Jennings, Gate City.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church of Weber City. Rev. Dallas Hardin and Rev. Paul Blessing will conduct the service. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the home at 10 a.m. today from the Scott County Funeral Home. It will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral.

(Kingsport News / Thursday, December 5, 1963)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane  

James Barker Johnson

James Barker Johnson, 69, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Williams, 922 Poplar St., at 7 p.m. Sunday [3/8/1953], after a lingering illness.

He was born in Duffield, Va., and had lived in Kingsport since 1933. He was a member of the Duffield Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Bessie Bishop Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Williams and Mrs. Arthur Moore, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Ben Johnson of Kingsport, Herbert and Kelly Johnson of Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Adele Smith of Ohio; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Lynn Garden Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. J. M. Trent will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Grady Myers, Lester Hyatt, Rawle Kiser, H. D. Keener, H. L. Blevins and Bradley Hammonds.

The body will, be removed to Mrs. Williams' residence at 4 p.m. Monday.

Kingsport News, Monday, March 9, 1953

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillie Mae (Thomas) Arnold Johnson

Mrs. Lillie Arnold Johnson, 74, 2209 Oasis Lane, died at 5 p.m. Thursday [11/8/1973] at her home after a long illness.

Born in Lee County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport for 60 years. She was a member of the Reservoir Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Stella Dixon and Mrs. Patricia Robinson, both of Kingsport; Mrs. Ruth Rutledge, Rogersville; Mrs. Louella Humphreys, Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Betty Collins, West Palm Beach, Fla.; sons, Roy and Jack of Kingsport; J. B., Shreveport, La., and Bill Arnold, Marion, Ind.; sister, Mrs. Rebecca Arnold, Kingsport; 28 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren.

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

Kingsport Times, Friday, November 9, 1973

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Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Arnold Johnson will be conducted at 2 P.M. Sunday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Basil Jones officiating. Burial will be at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(Lillie was wd of her first husband Benjamin Arnold. He and his father were born in Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Nov. 9 & 11, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Marcella F. (Darnell) Johnson

Marcella D. Johnson, 81, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2006. She was born in Scott County , Virginia and was the daughter of the late Denny F. Darnell and Dora M. Starnes Darnell. Her brother, Sam Darnell also preceded her in death. Marcella graduated from the Jefferson School of Nursing as Valedictorian and spent her life as a nurse at Catawba Hospital and retired from the V.A. Medical Center in Salem . Surviving are a daughter, Teresa J. Johnson of Catawba; a son, Steven M. Johnson and his wife, Robin of Richmond; two brothers, Randall Darnell of Gate City, Sidney Darnell of Kingsport, Tennessee; sister, Joan Darnell Honeycutt of Roanoke; several nieces; a nephew; and a close friend, Nancy Shumate. Marcella dearly loved the outdoors and her granddogs, Winston, Gracie, Grizzly, and Jax. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2006 at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Les Trail officiating. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to your local SPCA. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel and Crematory, 362-1237.

(Published in the Roanoke Times on 11/30/2006 .)

Roanoke Times
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Martha (Bellamy) Johnson

KINGSPORT — Martha B. Johnson passed away Thursday (April 30, 2009).

Martha was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. She attended the public schools and was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, the University of Tennessee Junior College in Martin Tennessee and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education.

However, before she could pursue a career in teaching she joined Tennessee Eastman Company and was assigned to the analytical laboratory of the research laboratory where she was employed for several years. She resigned from Eastman in 1960 to become a full-time homemaker and mother.

Martha loved books. Her personal library numbers more than a thousand hard back volumes and hundreds of paperbacks. For many years, she handled the memorials presented to the library of the First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Esther Sunday School Class. She also delivered books to the homebound for the Kingsport Public Library. An avid reader, books were one of her most relaxing and rewarding pastimes. She never lost her interest in education and was an active participant in the classes offered by the Kingsport Institute for Continued Learning and, at one time, served as president of that organization. Martha, in every respect, was a beautiful lady.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A. L. (Pete) and Draxie Bellamy.

She is survived by her husband, W. Lee Johnson; a son, David of Colfax, N.C.; and a daughter, Ellen of Kingsport.  A private internment service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

A memorial service will follow at the First Baptist Church, Kingsport at 2 p.m. with Dr. Marvin Cameron and Dr. Ron Davis officiating.

The family will meet friends immediately after the service in the church parlor.

The family would like to thank the staff of Baysmont Health Center for the wonderful care and attention provided Martha during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the library fund of the First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Martha B. Johnson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha (Evans) Jennings Johnson

Mrs. Martha Johnson, 77, of West Corbin, [KY] died Wednesday morning [2/5/1969] at her home.

She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, John S. Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Johnson and Mrs. Hazel Jennings, Corbin; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Reams, Fairfield, Ohio, and two grandsons, Charles Johnson, Richmond, Ind., and Freddie Johnson, Cincinnati.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Sherman Wilson and the Rev. Steely Sears. Burial will be in the McFarland Cemetery, West Corbin.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Martha was a widow of Charles Ayers Jennings (2/22/1880 – 3/16/1921) whom family stories report was shot and killed in Cawker Co, Kansas]

From a photo of a newspaper obituary at findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ellen Johnson

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

CHURCH HILL — Mary Ellen Hawkins Johnson, 89, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday night (Oct. 29, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. (Speers Ferry) and came to Kingsport in 1942. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Fairview Chapter No. 80, Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Church Hill where she loved the people so much especially the Young at Heart Group. Mary loved to garden and sew.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years in 2001, W. Clay Johnson; a son, Michael Johnson; her parents, Robert E. and Ida Palmer Hawkins; sisters, Nell Hawkins and Frances Hawkins; a step-grandaughter, Angie Pitts.

Mary H. Johnson is survived by her daughter, Dixie Gilliam (Kingsport); her sons, William Clay (Bill) Johnson, Jr. (Church Hill), Robert K. (Bob) Johnson and his wife, Debby (Jackson, Miss.); her grandchildren, Heather Young and husband, Bill, Jon Gilliam, Rebekah Gilliam, Clay Johnson and Nicholas Johnson; a step-grandson, Jeff Pitts and wife, Amber; step-granddaughter, Summer Cleek; a great-granddaughter, Sara Young; her step great-granddaughter, Malison Young; a sister-in-law, Kate Jarvis; her special friends, Dinah Lawson, Peggy Larkin and Laura Salling (all of Church Hill); along with several special nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Gerhardt officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday with Bill Johnson, Bob Johnson, Jon Gilliam Linc Jarvis, Press Trent, Joe Eaton and Ralph Trent serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Jarvis, Steve Barrett and Maynard Hawkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 847, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Esther (Hammond) Johnson

GRAY — Mary Hammond Johnson, 68, of Gray, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 31, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Originally a native of Gate City, Va., Mrs. Johnson had resided in Gray for the past 40 years. She was born Oct. 4, 1940, to the late Albert Harvey Hammond and Lillie Mable Ramey Hammond. She was retired from Holston Valley Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Bill "Red" Johnson.

Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Johnson (Gray), and Gina Kilgore (Indianapolis, Ind.); three sisters, Eula Pendleton and husband Olin (Kingsport), Daisy Glenn and husband Troy (Nickelsville, Va.), Mrs. Ned Sutherland (Kingsport); two brothers, Albert Jackson Hammond and wife Sandra (Gate City), and Roy Hammond (Weber City); two grandchildren, Lillie Harper (Gray), and Quentin Kilgore (Indianapolis, Ind.).

Mrs. Johnson’s family will receive friends on Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (Kingsport).

A memorial service will be conducted following the visitation. Rev. Steve Burkhart and Rev. April Milligan will be officiating the services for Mrs. Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jennifer Johnson, a daughter and caregiver of Mrs. Johnson.

Serving the family of Mary Hammond Johnson is Snyder’s Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Meredith (Isley) Johnson

CHURCH HILL -  Meredith Isley Johnson, 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (January 11, 2012).

Meredith was born in Swannanoa, North Carolina on August 24, 1928. She loved to share her fond childhood memories of growing up in the Mill village where she made many lifelong friendships. After marrying in 1952, she moved to Scott County, VA, where she and her husband, H.T. Johnson began there family. In later years they moved to Church Hill, TN. She attended and was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church and was a member of the “ladies” Sunday School class. She truly loved her family and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Tommie L. Isley, and two brothers, Jim Isley and Stan Isley.

Meredith is survived by her beloved and devoted husband of 60 years, H.T. Johnson and by three daughters and sons-in-law, Gail Leonard and husband, Alex of Clarksville, TN, Kay Gibson and husband, Pete of Jeffersonville, IN, and Cecilia Bowen and husband, Jason of Kingsport, TN, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a very special friend, Kylene Stapleton.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Saturday at Holston View United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Hanshew officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted following the service at Holston View cemetery, serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Isley, Frederick Isley, Jason Bowen, Todd Christian, and Jon Michael Pierce.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Holston View United Methodist Church, 174 Church Street, Weber City, VA 24290, also for a surviving friend to give a flower to a friend.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families of husband Hiram T. Johnson – Speer, Lawson, Lane, Prewett, Ford)

Johnson Funeral Home obituaries at www.johnsonfuneralhome.org

Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy J. (Owens) Johnson

KINGSPORT - Nancy J. Owens Johnson, 78, of 1225 E. Sevier Ave., passed away Sunday (Aug. 1, 2004) at Brookhaven Manor Health Care Center.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who "doted" on her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grayton Owens and Maxie May Darnell Owens; four brothers, Carter, Charles, Canary and Echol Owens; and two sisters, Gladys Owens and Fay King.

Surviving are her husband, Andrew J. Johnson of the home; a son, Ronald Wayne Johnson and wife, Wanda of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Christina Johnson, Julie Gilliam and husband, Jerry, and Miranda Manning and husband, Patrick; a great-grandson, Bryson Gilliam; one sister, Novella Amos of Baileyton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Music will be provided by The Heavenly Way Trio.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pierson Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Family and friends attending are asked to be at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie Vivian (Smith) Johnson

(Arthur M. Smith Sr was born abt 1896 in Hiltons, son of John W. and Laura M. (Osborne) Smith.)

KINGSPORT - Nellie Vivian Johnson, born in Kingsport in 1923 to Arthur and Gladys Smith, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2007), in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nellie lived in Kingsport most all her life, but moved to Las Vegas in 2001. She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and had worked at Eastman Chemical Company prior to going into banking.

She retired from AmSouth Bank where she had worked for many years and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. Nellie and her husband loved to travel, and they made many trips all over the world. They lived a rich and full life and will be missed.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Claude in 1999; a daughter, Leslie Hillier; a sister, Ruth Gilliam; a brother, John Wesley Smith; and parents, Arthur and Gladys Smith.

Surviving are her son, Scott Johnson, who lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Margaret; and their two children, Tyler and Anna; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred and Buster Rutledge and Mabel Jennings, all of Kingsport; a brother, A.M. Smith Jr., Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon at the funeral home with Dr. Ron Davis officiating.

Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Nellie Johnson.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Pansy (Gillenwater) Johnson

KINGSPORT — Pansy Gillenwater Johnson, age 82, of Kingsport, passed away Friday (Jan. 16, 2009) at Wexford House.

The daughter of Logan and Nancy Gillenwater, she grew up in Scott County, Va., and graduated from Dungannon High School. She left the next day for Washington, D.C., where she worked for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. until her marriage to S. O. Johnson, Jr. They lived in St. Paul, Va., and later moved with their son, David, to Kingsport.

Pansy was an active member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, where she was involved with the "Trashy Ladies" fundraising group, Habitat Newsletter, and cookbook committees. She also served as a church librarian and secretary/treasurer of the Sunday School in past years. She worked in the office at Anderson Ford for many years, retiring in 1988.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S. O. Johnson, Jr.; brothers, Ross Gillenwater, Lee Gillenwater, and Kyle Gillenwater; and sister Charlie Mae Osborne.

She is survived by a son, David Johnson and wife Nancy, of Kingsport; and grandchildren Jennifer and Logan Johnson; sister Gladys Stapleton, Chesapeake, Va., Patsy Sawyer, Clintwood, Va. and Barbara Collins, Kingsport; brothers, Bill Gillenwater, Coeburn, Va., and Jack Gillenwater, Kingsport; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. J. Thomas Phillips officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, Tenn., 37604.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the family of Pansy Johnson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Priscilla Ann (Flanary) Johnson

MOUNT CARMEL - Priscilla F. Johnson, 67, of Mount Carmel went home to meet the Lord on Monday (July 16, 2007) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.

She was born May 5, 1940 in Dante, Va. the daughter of the late Charles and Jossie (Ring) Flanary.

Priscilla was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. Previously she was active at Vereness Baptist Church in Anderson, S.C. and recently attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mount Carmel.

Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, Fred Johnson; two sons, Warren Johnson and his wife, Rhonda, and Mark Johnson and his wife, Dina; five grandchildren, Christopher, Justin, Christan, Hagan and Brooke Johnson; one brother Leon Flanary and his wife, Patty; one sister Susan Flanary; and two nephews, Krey and Kevin Flanary.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be on Thursday at 7 p.m. in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park where family and friends may assemble at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Christopher, Justin, Matthew, Charles, Richard and Allan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rella Catherine (Smith) Johnson

Rella C. Johnson, 92, of Weber City went to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 15, 2012) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. She was a charter member of Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Rhea Curtis Johnson; parents, Charles Ray Smith, Sr. and Eva Davidson Smith; brothers, Walker (Pete) Smith and James H. Smith.

Rella Johnson is survived by her sons, Jack R. Johnson and wife, Linda (Gate City, VA), Robert H. Johnson and wife, Nell (Bridgewater, VA), Darryl E. Johnson and wife, Sheila (Weber City, VA); her grandchildren, Eric Johnson and wife, Toby, Melanie Cox and husband, Brian, John Johnson and wife, Rhonda, Adam Johnson, Sara Ahneman and husband, Jim, Jason Johnson and Kristen Porter, Matthew Johnson and wife, Kellie, Andrew Johnson and wife, Amanda; great grandchildren, Benjamin Johnson, Cooper Johnson, Alyssa Barrett, Jackson Barrett, Hunter Cox, Logan Cox, Karenell Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Austin Johnson, Trenton Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Jonah Johnson, and Lily Johnson; a sister, Marion Gibson (Bristol, TN); her brother, Charles R. Smith, Jr. (Gate City, VA); a longtime friend and neighbor, Kathryn Ball along with several nieces and nephews. A special thanks goes out to Jennifer McConnell for her caring assistance of Rella Johnson.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday (July 17, 2012) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday (July 17, 2012) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor George Winegar officiating. Music will be provided by Salley’s Chapel Trio.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday (July 18, 2012) at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church, 134 Chapel Street, Weber City, VA 24290.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Roby J. Johnson

Roby J. Johnson, 85, of 2209 Oasis Lane, died al 8:30 a.m. Tuesday [10/15/1968] at his home after being in poor health for the past few months.

He was born in Sullivan County, but had lived for a number of years in Dickinson County, Va., before returning to Sullivan County 35 years ago. He was a retired miner and a member of the West View Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lille Arnold Johnson; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Smith and Mrs. Thelma Smith, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Almeda Wilson of Lynchburg, and Mrs. Alta Frazier of Bristol; four sons, Claude Johnson of Dante, Lee Johnson of Clinchfield, J. C. Johnson of Carlisle, Pa., and Rev. Judge Johnson of Rogersville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Meade of Coeburn; six step-daughters, Mrs. Stella Dixon and Mrs. R. L. Robinson Jr., both of Kingsport, Mrs. Hanze1 Humphrey and Mrs. Bill Rutledge, both of Marion, Ind., Mrs. Jerry Collins of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. C. M. Ferree of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and four step-sons, Roy Arnold and Jack Arnold, both of Kingsport, Bill Arnold of Marion, Ind., and J. B. Arnold of Shreveport, La.

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

(Burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.)

(Roby Johnson’s second wife was Lillie Mae (Thomas) Arnold, widow of Benjamin Arnold of Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT TIMES / Wednesday, October 16, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Richard A. “Dick” Johnson

LITTLE SWITZERLAND, N.C. — Richard A. Johnson, 76, was born in Abingdon, Va. on March 15, 1932 and went to be with the Lord on Aug. 14, 2008 at St. Joseph Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

He was a graduate of Shoemaker High School in Gate City, Va., a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was owner/operator of Blue Ridge Gem Mines in Little Switzerland, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Shell Johnson; his parents, Thomas A. Johnson and Mary E. Johnson Compton; and his sister, Joanne J. Flanary.

He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Lanstra and husband, Jim of Hendersonville, N.C., Connie Overbay and husband, Michael of Ovilla, Tex.; three granddaughters; one grandson and two great-grandchildren; his brother, William (Bill) J. Johnson and wife, Lotis of Kingsport; a sister, Mary J. Bateman and husband, Stanley of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service, a celebration of life, will be held at the Gate City United Methodist Church in Gate City , Va. , on Aug. 16, 2008 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Wyrick and the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

A private burial will be held at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City following the memorial service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the American Cancer Society.  

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rosie Bell (Lawson) Johnson

DUFFIELD, Va. - Rosie Bell Lawson Johnson , 78, entered into rest on Thursday (March 30, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born April 12, 1921 in Scott County, Va. She was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Sarah Bowen Lawson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Johnson in 1989; two sisters, Mae Hall and Reba Barnett; five brothers, Bill, Echol, Worley, Frank and Emmett Lawson. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Rosa) Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. James (Teresa) Waddell, Union Bridge, Md., and Ms. Betty Mack, Kingsport; one sister, Callie Pannell, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Loretta Cobb, Elizabeth Lyons and Robert Mack; two great-grandchildren, C.J. Hamilton and Joseph Mack; two step grandchildren, Lenny Rhoton, Linda Gotts; two step great-grandchildren, Josh and Chris Lyons; special friend, Carolyn Ball and son, David; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Duffield Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at Adams Cemetery, Duffield, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Mack, C.J. Hamilton, Josh Lyons, Chris Lyons, William Lyons and Randy Adams.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sylva Lucille (McDavid) Johnson

MT. CARMEL -- Sylva McDavid Johnson, 79, died Thursday (May 7, 1998) at her home.

A native of Scott County, Va., she lived in Kingsport, Rockville, Md., and Mt. Carmel. While in Kingsport, she was employed by the Kingsport Recreation Department and retired from Vitro, Inc. in Rockville, Md.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Robert Lawrence and Brownie McDavid.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph McDavid.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde B. Johnson, Mt. Carmel; two sons and daughters-in-law, D. Lynn and Barbara Johnson, Herndon, Va., and Phil M. and Marilu Johnson, Huntsville, Ala.; and four grandchildren, Beth Johnson, Greenville, S.C., Brooke Johnson, Knoxville, Emily Johnson and Brian Johnson, Huntsville, Ala.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at the church with Dr. Wm. Randall Frye officiating.

Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Tammie (Brown) Mosley Johnson

DUFFIELD, Va. — Tammie Brown Mosley (Johnson), 36, passed away Saturday ( July 25, 2009 ) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was employed by Kingston Center , Duffield , Va.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie Johnson; her mother, Teresa Brown; her father and step-mother, Denis and Mary Brown; her brother, Tim Brown and wife, Sherry; grandmother, Irene Brown; special aunt (like a mom) Jenny (Jos) Gilley, special uncle and aunt, Steve (Stevie) and Lisa Edens, her aunt, Terry Brown and husband, Lindy, uncle, Mike Brown and family; sisters-in-law, Wilma, Shirley, Sherry, Pauline and JoAnn; brother-in-law Ronnie; mother-in-law, Betty Johnson; and cousins, Ricky Edens, Andrew Seamon and Bradley Seamon; and her precious poodle, Baby Sissie.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from Powell Valley Memorial Gardens , Big Stone Gap, Va. with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

Holding Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma Sue "Susie" (Dickerson) Johnson

SURGOINSVILLE — Thelma Sue (Susie) Johnson, 79, of Surgoinsville, passed over to Jesus’ arms at 9:10 p.m. Friday (Feb. 20, 2009) with all her family and friends by her side.

Mrs. Johnson was saved on Aug. 18, 1974, and rededicated her life to Jesus on Dec. 3, 2007.

She worked at Old Lyon’s Hospital in Rogersville, the Kingsport Laundry, and drove buses #9 and #48 for the Hawkins County School System and retired as a school bus driver in 1996 after 22 years of service.

She loved to sew, crochet and travel. After retiring, she traveled to 42 of the 50 states in the United States. She visited Australia, Alaska, Canada, New Zealand and Hawaii and enjoyed going with her daughter, every Labor Day weekend, to the Hillsville, Va., flea market.

She attended Fudge’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved all her kids. She was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will miss seeing her granddaughter, Annie Russell, the first person in the family to graduate from college, this coming May. She was very proud of Annie deciding to become a school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Herman Johnson in July 2005; son, Kevin Hoyt (Teny) Johnson in June 1974; her mother and father, Bill and Annie Dunham Dickerson; brother, Acie Dickerson; sister, Mamie (Sis) Barton; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mans and Irene Johnson; brothers-in-law, Herbert, Drew and Jim Johnson and John Barton; nephew, Jackie Barton; stepson, Danny Evans and her best friend and traveling buddy, Betty Henderson.

Surviving are her son, Dickie Johnson and wife, Louise; daughter, Vanessa Russell and husband, Clifford; and son, Jeff Johnson and wife, Melissa, all of Surgoinsville; grandchildren, Nicole Roberts, Aaron and Annie Russell, Tyler and Toby Johnson, Kelly and Lisa Johnson, Megan Johnson and Morgan Shaffer; and stepgrandson, Dusty Evans; great-grandchildren, Maxwell Derrick, Natalie, Russell and Audrey Case and Azarah Roberts; special daughters-in-law, Angie Johnson and Shelia Evans; sister-in-law, Beulah (Sit) Dickerson. Mrs. Johnson was expecting her sixth great-grandchild this coming August.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy. 11-W, Church Hill, or anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Preacher Greg Fletcher officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bethel Church Cemetery, Surgoinsville.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Edwin McElroy and staff at Kings- port Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Byron May and staff at Radiology Oncology, Dr. Shelton Hager of Holston Medical Group, Wellmont Hospice and nurse, Renee Skelton and all her friends for their prayers and love shown during this difficult time.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Bruce Johnson Sr.

KINGSPORT - Mr. Thomas Bruce Johnson Sr., 68, beloved husband, brother, father, and granddad, entered into glory and eternal rest Tuesday (June 29, 2004). He died as he lived, laughing and sharing stories about his family with someone he loved.

He loved his family deeply, protected each of them fiercely, and devoted himself to all of them completely. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends who loved him -- and he was blessed with many.

He was the rock-solid foundation upon which we all leaned. He believed that there is strength in family, power in prayer, and that there's no place like home.

Our hearts are heavy and our grief cuts deeply, but we give thanks to have been blessed with the love of this gentle man. We take comfort in knowing that someday we will see him again -- in the presence of our Lord.

Mr. Johnson was born in Bell County, Ky., on Oct. 16, 1935, a son of the late John Hopkins and Audrey Pierson Johnson.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving proudly during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his sister, Sara Reed; infant brothers, Bobby and Troy Johnson; and a great-niece, Karen McArthur.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Moen Johnson, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Mickey Joe Osborne, Gate City, Va., Pamela and Joel Jones, Gate City, Va.; a son, Thomas B. Johnson Jr., Kingsport; the mother of his children, Vernell Orton, Mount Carmel; a sister, Jane McArthur, Bristol, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, John D. and Evelyn Johnson, Clearwater, Fla.; bonus sons, Andrew J. Moen, Greensboro, N.C., Michael J. Moen, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Peter J. Moen and wife, DeRhonda, Oak Ridge, N.C.; beloved grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Brittney and Chelsea Osborne, Evan and Meagan Jones, Thomas B. Johnson III and Crystal Johnson; one precious great-granddaughter, Avery Osborne; bonus grandchildren, Caitlin, Conner and Mallory Moen; nieces and nephews, David Reed and wife, Nancy, Kingsport, Betty Hall and husband, Jim, Abingdon, Va., John Mark McArthur and wife, Nancy, Gate City, Va., Margaret Swinney and husband, Gary, Bristol, Va., and David Johnson, Clearwater, Fla.; and a special life-long friend and business partner, Darrell Kennedy.

A memorial service celebrating the life of this beloved man will be held at the Gate City United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Eulogies will be given by Mr. Johnson's daughter, Terry Osborne, and his bonus son, Peter Moen.

Emily Glenn and Tom Wills will provide the music.

The family will receive friends following the service from 7 to 8 p.m. and at any time at the homes of his wife and children.

Online condolences may be made to the family of Mr. Johnson at gcfh@earthlink.net and those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Gate City United Methodist Church Scholarship fund.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Val Doris Ann (Bowlin) Reynolds Johnson

Mt Carmel - Val Doris Ann (Bowlin Reynolds) Johnson, 71 of Mt Carmel, took up her robe and crown with the Lord on Saturday morning, March 31, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born on January 30, 1941 and was a life long resident of Hawkins County. She was a 1959 graduate of Church Hill High School. Val Doris was a wonderful mother, grandmother, an accomplished seamstress, musician and floral designer. She loved the Bible, her family, friends, music, history and genealogy. She was employed at White’s Floral in Kingsport. She attended Free Gift Gospel Mission.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Edith; brothers, Lonnie and Charles; spouses, Pat and Frank and many other family members and friends.
Val Doris is survived by her sons, Patrick Reynolds and wife Tammy, Quentin Reynolds and wife Adonia; brother, Fred and wife Ann; niece, Andrea; step-children, Kathy and husband Ralph, John, Suzie and Gary; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; including her 71st birthday gift, Abbigail Lynn Rylie Reynolds.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy 11W, Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the home of her son, Patrick
A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Vern Hall officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is serving the family.

(Val’s husband, Patrick Harris Reynolds Jr. died in 1972. He was a son of Patrick Sr. and Edna (Lane) Reynolds. Some of Edna’s Scott Co. ancestral families include Lane, Wolfe, Bailie, Jennings, Flanary, Davidson, Mann, Duncan, Peters)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

W. Clay Johnson

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors. 
His wife was b. Scott Co.

CHURCH HILL - W. Clay Johnson, 86, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening (May 22, 2001) at his residence.

He was born in Hancock County (Stoney Point), but had lived in Church Hill for the past 55 years. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He had served 50 years as a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was past master of the Clay Masonic Lodge No. 688. He was a York Rite mason, Scottish Rite mason. He was also a Gideon.

Mr. Johnson had also served as one of the first alderman for the City of Church Hill. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman, where he worked for over 44 years in the Fiber and Maintenance Division.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and trustee of the church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Johnson; his parents, Ephriam F. and Minnie Jarvis Johnson; three half sisters, Ellen Martin, Leafy Cook and Bessie Burton; two half brothers, Alp Johnson and Cass Trent; along with two dear friends, Harrison Taylor and James (Jim) Lawson.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ellen (Hawkins) Johnson, of the home; one daughter, Dixie Gilliam, Kingsport; two sons, William Clay (Bill) Johnson Jr., Church Hill and Robert K. (Bob) Johnson and his wife, Debby, Jackson, Miss.; five grandchildren, Heather Gilliam, Jon Gilliam, Rebekah Gilliam, Clay Johnson and Nicholas Johnson; one sister, Mrs. Kate Jarvis, Mount Carmel; along with several nieces and nephews.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery by Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754.

Pallbearers will be John Gilliam, Jack Jarvis, Press Trent, Ralph Trent, Raymond Burton, Linc Jarvis, Steve Barrett and James Quillen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Hugh Johnson, Dr. Michael Bogan, Dr. T.H. Roberson, Dr. Joe Smiddy, Rodney Lane and Maurice Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society/Research, c/o Kylene B. Stapleton, 321 King Ave., Church Hill, Tenn. 37642 or to the First Baptist Church of Church Hill, P.O. Box 847, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Terry Lee Johnston

Terry Lee Johnston, age 54, of Kingsport passed away on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 at Wellmont Hospice House of Bristol.

Terry loved Nascar, U.T. Football, gardening and fishing. He was a sweet and very well liked person. He attended Lynn View High School. He was employed by Quebecor for over thirty years and also worked for Exide and Eastman Chemical.

Terry is preceded in death by his father, Tommy Johnston; and his grandparents, Hugh Kyle and Gertrude Wolfe.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Johnston; son, Troy Johnston of Kingsport; mother, Barbara Johnston of Kingsport; and the love of his life, his granddaughter, Kaylynn Johnston of Kingsport; three sisters, Dawn Way and husband Jack of Indiana, Pamela Johnston of Kingsport and Cheryl Williams and husband Gary of Kingsport; brother, Michael Johnston of North Carolina, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Masonic Garden. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Patricia to help with costs.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Terry Lee Johnston.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gilbert Rhea Jonas

Gilbert R. Jonas, 48, of 1845 Euclid Avenue, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday [12/10/1968] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was born in Nickelsville, but had lived in Kingsport for the past 19 years.

He was employed as a filter plant operator at Holston Defense for 20 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nannie Jennings Jonas; four daughters, Mrs. Joyce Hooven, Mrs. Dana Carr, Miss Brenda Jonas, and Miss Bettie Sue Jonas, all of Kingsport ; one son, G. R. Jonas Jr., of Blountville; two sisters, Mrs. Ione Smith of Port Orange, Fla., and Mrs. Mary Romines of Homestead, Fla ; one brother, Allen Jonas of Nickelsville; and five grandchildren.

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

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Annie "Vula" (Hale) Jones

KINGSPORT — Annie "Vula" Hale Jones, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Feb. 28, 2009) at Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport.

She was born in Dickenson County, Va. and lived in Kingsport since she was 9 year old. She worked as a young girl for her sister in Owens Beauty Shop, one of the first shops in Kingsport. In her youth she attended the Salvation Army Church and later attended the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ on West View Park, for a number of years. She has now been a member of Apostolic Lighthouse for over 50 years.

"Vula" is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Jones; son, John Thomas Jones; her parents, William D. and Mary Dingus Hale; four sisters, Trina Owens, Nannie Hale, Myra McCoy and Nell Collins; four brothers, Dennis Hale, Edwin Hale, Erwin Hale and Victor Hale; and a great-grandson, Preston McMillan.

Survivors include her three daughters, Anna Ruth Boggs and husband, John of Kingsport, Romelda McMillan of Kingsport and Rose Southerland and husband, Charles of Blountville; son, E. Allen Jones and wife, Sue of Hiltons, Va.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Jones of Kingsport; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 145 Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the church chapel with Pastor David Peters, officiating.

Music will be provided by Amber Kegley, Nathan Trent and the Ladies Trio.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Walnut Chapel Church Cemetery in Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mary Gray and Anna Harr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Lighthouse Church School, 145 Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport, Tenn.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bertha Lou (Head) Jones

CLINCHPORT -- Bertha Lou Head Jones, 88, Route. 2, departed this life Sunday afternoon (June 11, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, a homemaker and a member of Grit Hill Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lou Jones; parents, General and Martha Benton Head; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are her husband, Jessee Lee Jones, Clinchport, Va.; two nieces and two nephews.

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

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

Burial will follow in the Head Family Cemetery, Route 2, Clinchport, Va.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bette S. (Derrick) Jones

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Mrs. Bette S. Jones, 77, died Friday ( July 17, 2009 ) of COPD.

Born in Kingsport on Aug. 25, 1931 , she came to Winter Haven in 1972. She was of the Baptist faith and served as a youth minister.

She worked at Winter Haven Hospital in the ICU back in the 1970s. She was also a nurse for Dr. Arthuro Perez.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Garland C. Jones; daughter, Angelon Jones; parents, Virgil and Genetta Derrick; and brother, Jack E. Derrick.

She is survived by two sons, Rory L. Jones and Landon S. Jones; brother, Wayne Derrick; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Steele’s Family Funeral Services, Winter Haven , Fla.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah (Murphy) Jones

KINGSPORT — Beulah (Boobie) M. Jones, 76, of Kingsport, passed away at her home unexpectedly on Monday (Oct. 6, 2008.

She enjoyed working outside, reading and flowers, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was of the Christian faith. She worked at Tennessee Eastman for 33 years. She worked in the Yarn Plant and retired from the guard force, leaving many good friends and co-workers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Osta Murphy; her husband, Lester A Jones, in 1995; brother, Eugene Murphy; sister, Inez Hobbs; and nephew, William Murphy.

She is survived by her son, David Jones and wife, Debbie of Kingsport; daughter, Glenda Baines of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Mark Williams and wife, Sharon of Gate City, Va., Beth Lane and husband, Freddie of Church Hill, Jason D. Jones and wife, Buffy of Weber City, Va., Jennifer Wilkerson and husband, Jason of Mount Carmel; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla McClure and husband, Josh, Amber Weatherly, Allison Lawson, Hunter Lawson, Alyssa Williams, Ashley Jones, Austin Jones, Mercedes Fink and Joshua Wilkerson; brother, John Murphy, Jr. of Kingsport; 26 nieces, nephews and cousins that live in various parts of the country.

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

Funeral services will follow with Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. at 2 p.m. The procession will leave Oak Hill Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Murphy, Jason Jones, Mark Williams, Josh McClure, Joey Grandy and Whistle Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or The American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

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Beulah (Roach) Jones

Mrs. Beulah R. Jones of 318 West Ravine Rd. died at 2 p.m. Saturday [11/3/1973] at Memorial Hospital in Johnson City after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport since 1925. She was a licensed practical nurse at Holston Valley Community Hospital for 19 years prior to her illness and was the charge nurse of Wilcox Hall at the time of its opening and served in that capacity for several years.

She was a member of the Tennessee Licensed Practical Nurses' Association and was past president of the Kingsport area association.

She was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Hal Jones of Kingsport; sisters Mrs. Nora Miller of Johnson City and Mrs. Maggie Bishop, Kingsport; brothers Blaine and Robert Bishop, both of Kingsport; Charles Roach, Jonesboro, and William Roach, Clinchport, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1973)

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Bill W. Jones

September 8, 1938 - March 17, 2014

Billy Jones, 74, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord unexpectedly (Monday, March 17, 2014) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born is Scott County, he has lived in East Tennessee all of his life. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company following several years of service. He was presently working at NAPA auto parts in Weber City.

Billy loved the lake, to fish and work at his second house on Douglas Lake. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lillian Jones; one sister, Cynthia Jones and father in law, Jack Orfield.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jackie Jones; son, Rick Jones; brother, Donnie E. Jones and wife Janice, Gate City; sisters, Carolyn Jones and husband Jim, Marion, VA, Charlotte Kilgore and husband Jim, Kingsport; mother in law, Margie Orfield, who loved him dearly; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Randy, Phyllis and Kari Compton, Linda and Johnny Pendleton, Jackie and Sherry Page and a host of many friends too numerous to mention.

The family will receive friends from 4 till 7pm Thursday (March 20, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. Larry Spivey officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1pm Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military graveside rites presented by the American Legion Post 3/265.

Pallbearers will be Randy Compton, Randy Rhymer, Tyler, James, Alex and Jimmy Jones. Honorary Pallbearers are Jim Jones, Sr., Johnny Pendleton, Jim Kilgore and the NAPA boys.

Those desiring may make donations in memory of Bill to the charity of one’s choice.

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

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Bobby "Ivan" Jones

CHURCH HILL — Bobby "Ivan" Jones, 75, Church Hill, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (July 29, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Ivan was born June 14, 1933, the third of six children, to Robert S. and Lovely M. Templeton Jones. He was raised in East Carters Valley and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He married Nora Matlock on Dec. 22, 1959. Ivan retired from AFG (Blue Ridge Plant) in June 1995 after more than 39 years of service.

Life was an adventure to Ivan. Not a day went by that he did not live to its full potential. He loved to laugh. Travel, videography and sports were just some of his many hobbies. He loved children, and if there was a small child in the room, he or she would be Ivan’s buddy within minutes. He spent many hours with his nieces and nephews in their younger years, and they will each miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles Edward Jones.

Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 49 years, Nora Matlock Jones of Church Hill; two brothers, Harold S. (Sam) Jones and wife, Jean and Elmer L. (Doc) Jones and wife, Wanda; two sisters, Nancy Wilson and Shirley Carter, all of Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Wilma Jones of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends any time at the home and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Mark A. Roberts officiating.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Shoemaker, Jim Davis, Bill Absher, Billy Ross Jones, Ralph Carter and Kirby Carter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McPheeter’s Bend Missionary Baptist Church, 430 Church Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642 or the charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the love and care shown to Ivan by the folks at Wellmont Holston Valley, and the many caring friends and neighbors who have been with us, prayed for us, and shown us such consideration.

Our Lord and Savior will never leave us, nor forsake us. He is faithful and true, and we believe and trust Him for our future.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Bobby "Ivan" Jones.

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Carl Edwin Jones

KINGSPORT — Carl E. Jones, 91, passed away Thursday (Feb. 12, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born on July 26, 1917 in Scott County, Va. Mr. Jones was retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 37 years of service. He was a lifelong member of Cowan's Branch Church and had attended Willow Chapel Baptist Church for many years.

He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Jones (2-27-01); one grandchild, Charles Daniel Jones; two great-granchildren, Tucker Jones and Tiffany Jones; parents, Benjamin and Addie Grimm Jones; sisters, Leota Marie Hobbs andFrancis Rector; brothers, Benjamin H. Jones, Jr. and Ralph H. Jones.

Surviving are his loving wife of 72 years, Lillian Cleo Spivey Jones, of the home; daughters, Carolyn Jones and husband, Jim, Marion, Va., Charlotte A. Kilgore and husband, Jim, Kingsport; sons, Donnie E. Jones and wife, Janice, Gate City, Va., Billy W. Jones and wife, Jackie, Kingsport; six grandchildren, Jimmy Jones and wife, Karen, David Jones and wife, Tina, Rick Jones, Eddie Jones, Jamie Kilgore Sachs and husband, David, Amy Shelton Bellamy and husband, Jeremy; nine great-granchildren, Amanda Jones Crigger and husband, Adam, Tyler Jones, Kelly Jones, James Jones, Meagan Jones, Alex Jones, Olivia Sachs, Naomi Sachs and Leo Sachs; one great-great-granddaughter, Abigail Crigger; sister, Mildred Jones Newland, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Harold Rector; a host of nieces and nephews he loved dearly; and a very special dog, Happy.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence of a son, Donnie Jones, 1230 E. Carters Valley Road, Gate City, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Gilliam and the Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

Music will be provided by Carl Smith Singers and Kathy Cornett.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

The family would like to extend special thanks to his caregivers, Linda Jones Szadziewicz, Mary Dougherty, Tina Kissick, Ronda Frost and the entire staff of Preston Place.

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Charles Edward "Dude" Jones

KINGSPORT - Charles Edward "Dude" Jones, 74, went to be with the Lord after a battle with lung cancer Saturday (May 31, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., (East Carters Valley Road) and lived in the Kingsport area most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in the 354th Engineer Construction Battalion, which was wiped out in World War II. This was the first time it was re-established. He was a mail clerk in Germany. He was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Leadership Officer Badge Certification. He attended officer training school.

He worked for Kingsport Press Corp. for over 39 years. He retired from M & M Food Market due to illness.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, member of the Auditorum Bible class, and drove the church bus for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert S. Jones and Lovely Templeton Jones.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Wilma Overbay Jones of the home; two sons, Charles Michael Jones and wife Carolyn, Cummings, Ga., and Robert Russell "Rusty" Jones, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Michael Paul Jones, Mindy Jones and Amber Jones; two sisters, Nancy Wilson and husband Joe and Shirley Carter, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Harold Smith Jones and wife Jean, Kingsport, Bobby Ivan Jones and wife Nora, Church Hill, and Elmer Lewis "Dock" Jones and wife Wanda, Kingsport; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Ratcliff officiating. Eulogy will be by his son, Rusty.

Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 will be in charge of the service.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814.

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Charles Everett Jones

ANDERSON, S.C. — Charles Everett Jones, 87, passed away Jan. 23, 2009.

He was born in Gate City, Va., the son of Andrew Jackson and Gertrude Latture Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church of Anderson, S.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II and was recognized for his contribution to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, N.M. Mr. Jones retired from Eastman Kodak’s Research Division in Kingsport after 42 years of service.

He was predeceased by his brother, Claude S. Jones, and his twin sister, Sylvia Jones Castle.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn Webb Jones; and two daughters, Barbara Jones Cook and husband, Jerry (Skip) of Kingsport and Sandra Jones Taylor and husband, Randy of Lexington, S.C.; three sons, Stephen Andrew Jones and wife, Pat and Kenneth Eugene Jones and wife, Connie of Kingsport and John Randall Jones of Anderson, S.C.; one sister, Dana Jones Culbertson, of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 N. Highway 81, Anderson, S.C.

Funeral services will be held at the Sullivan-King Chapel at 3 p.m. Monday with Dr. Charles Strickland officiating.

A graveside committal service will follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport, Tenn., with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, S.C. 29622 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

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Charles Edward "Dude" Jones

KINGSPORT - Charles Edward "Dude" Jones, 74, went to be with the Lord after a battle with lung cancer Saturday (May 31, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., (East Carters Valley Road) and lived in the Kingsport area most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in the 354th Engineer Construction Battalion, which was wiped out in World War II. This was the first time it was re-established. He was a mail clerk in Germany. He was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Leadership Officer Badge Certification. He attended officer training school.

He worked for Kingsport Press Corp. for over 39 years. He retired from M & M Food Market due to illness.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, member of the Auditorum Bible class, and drove the church bus for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert S. Jones and Lovely Templeton Jones.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Wilma Overbay Jones of the home; two sons, Charles Michael Jones and wife Carolyn, Cummings, Ga., and Robert Russell "Rusty" Jones, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Michael Paul Jones, Mindy Jones and Amber Jones; two sisters, Nancy Wilson and husband Joe and Shirley Carter, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Harold Smith Jones and wife Jean, Kingsport, Bobby Ivan Jones and wife Nora, Church Hill, and Elmer Lewis "Dock" Jones and wife Wanda, Kingsport; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Ratcliff officiating. Eulogy will be by his son, Rusty.

Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 will be in charge of the service.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814.

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Charmle B. (Peters) Jones

RYE COVE. Va. (Spl.) - Mrs. Charmle B. Jones, 48, wife of C. V. Jones, of Rye Cove, died at her home at 12:30 p.m. Friday [ June 15, 1951 .] She had lived in this community all her life. Her father was the late Jimmie Peters and her mother was Laura Tipton Peters.

She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Rye Cove.

Survivors, besides her husband, include: three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Rhoton of Big Stone Gap, Mrs. Darrell Harding of Flint, Mich., and Anna Mae Jones of Clinchport; two sisters, Mrs. William Kern of Kingsport, Tenn. and Mrs. Pat Kern of Flint, Mich.; two half-brothers, Conley Spivcy of Clinchport and Grover Spivey of Flint, Mich.; three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Old Brick Primitive Baptist Church in Rye Cove at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dale Duncan will officiate. Burial will be in the nearby Horton Cemetery .

( KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday. June 17, 1951 )

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Corna Tennessee (Spivey) Jones

Corna Tennessee Jones, 87, 318 Sewanee Ave., died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Thursday morning [6/7/1973.]

She was born in Hawkins County but had made her home in the Grit Hill community of Scott County before moving to Kingsport. She attended the Grit Hill church.

Survivors are her sons, Jesse, Clinchport, and Everett Jones, Church Hill; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Mattie Renfroe, Harriman; brother, Hop Spivey, Harriman.

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

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Funeral services for Corna Tennessee Jones, 87, 318 Sewanee Ave., who died Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Grit Hill Church with the Rev. Lester Smith and the Rev. Rand Mendenhall officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones family cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday. It will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Scott County Funeral Home Weber City, is in charge of arrangement.

Kingsport Times, Friday, June 8, 1973

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell and Don Lane

Curtis Nelson Jones

KINGSPORT - Curtis Jones , 82, of 190 Eastern Star Road, died Friday ( Oct. 8, 1999 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center . He was born in Rye Cove, Va. , but had resided in Kingsport most of his life.

He was a son of the late Bogg and Alice Jones Rhoton. Mr. Jones retired in 1981 from General Shale Products Corporation after 36 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Airborne Division. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Jones attended Temple Baptist Church , and was a United Commercial Traveler.

He was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Bob and Maude Jones with whom he made his childhood home and by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Estep Jones , of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bennie Hale and Cathy and Tom Cole, both of Kingsport; one granddaughter, Nikki Cole, Kingsport; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Elliott Kilgore, Bettie and Oscar Dolan and Virginia and Fred Kilgore, all of Kingsport; two brothers and sister-in-law, James C. and June Rhoton, Rogersville and Ray Rhoton, Prundenville, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bobby Russell officiating.

Burial will follow a graveside service at 1 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park . Military graveside honors will be accorded by the Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

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Cynthia "Cindy" Jones

CHURCH HILL - Cynthia (Cindy) Jones, 47, passed away Monday (Feb. 26, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on August 25, 1953, and was owner of Pampered Pets.

Ms. Jones was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Amy Denise and Jeremy Bellamy, Gate City, Va.; parents, Carl and Cleo Spivey Jones, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Jim Jones, Marion, Va., Charlotte and Jim Kilgore, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donnie and Janice Jones, Gate City, Va., Bill and Jackie Jones, Kingsport; fiance, Joe Crawford, Jr., Church Hill; niece, Mrs. Dave (Jamie) Sachs, Atlanta; nephews and wives, Jim and Karen Jones, Marion, Va., David and Tina Jones, Gate City, Va., Eddie and Renee Jones, Glade Springs, Va., Rick Jones, Kingsport; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

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

Sunset graveside services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Doyle E. "Cotton" Jones

KINGSPORT — Doyle E. "Cotton" Jones, 69, passed away Sunday evening (Nov. 11, 2007) surrounded by family at his home following an extended illness.

He was born in Pineola, N.C. on July 19, 1938 and was the son of the late M.H. (Marshal Henry) and Velma Key Jones.

He spent his early years in Knoxville, Tenn., where he played football while attending Knoxville Gibbs High School. In his later teenage years the family moved to Kingsport where he spent the rest of his life.

A racing enthusiast, he spent his time in the 60’s working as a "funny car" mechanic, for IHRA at the local drag strips and in his later years looked forward to NASCAR races. Cotton also loved, win or lose the Tennessee Volunteer and Gate City Blue Devil football programs where he watched his grandsons play.

He worked for his dad building many of Kingsport’s bridges and roads also in his early years. A jack of all trades, he was also a carpenter, welder, electrician and a heavy equipment operator at coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Jones; and a half-sister Mary Lynn Hulin.

He is survived by his daughters, Vikki Jones Roberts and husband, Allan "Cotton", Elizabeth "Bitsy" Humphreys and husband, Doug, all of Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren, BreeAnn Roberts Smith and husband, Rusty of Church Hill, Aaron Roberts and wife, Lindsay of Gate City, Va., Ashley Humphreys Hill and husband, Kevin of Kingsport, Hunter Roberts of Gate City, Va., Will and Luke Humphreys, both of Jefferson City; three great-grandchildren, Allan Cole Smith, Hayden Elizabeth Smith and Elizabeth Caroline Hill; one brother, Jimmy Jones and wife, Shirley of Knoxville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff DeBoard and Dr. Rob Jones officiating.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that those wishing to attend meet at the funeral home by 9:20 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Aaron Roberts, Hunter Roberts, Will Humphreys, Luke Humphreys, Rusty Smith, Kevin Hill and Jeff McCarty.

The family wishes to thank Hospice and his caregivers who gave so much of their selves; Rocio McDavid, JoAn McClain and Sherry Maxwell: you will never know the peace you brought to our lives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gate City Upward Scholarship Fund or the building fund, P.O. Box 97, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Arrangements by Carter-Trent/ Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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Edna Mae (Frazier) Jones

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Edna Mae Jones, 71, died Friday evening (Aug. 29, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Nannie Russell Frazier, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, J.D. Jones of Clinchport; sons, Charles Jones of Gate City, Va., Johnny Jones, Thomas Jones and Gene Jones, all of Clinchport; daughters, Joann Stanley of Gate City, Va., Aleta Minton and Barbara Mendenhall, both of Duffield, Va.; sisters, Mary Neeley of Clinchport and Ruby Russell of Stickleyville, Va.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Jackie Frazier and the Rev. Sam Bowen officiating.

Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Minton Family Cemetery in Duffield. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the committal service.

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Elmer Clyde "Skip" Jones Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Elmer (Skip) C. Jones Jr., 47, of Route 4, passed away Monday (Nov. 11, 2002) at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsport on May 23, 1955. He was a graduate of Gate City High School and a member of the 1970 Gate City High School State Championship football team.

He was previously employed by Begley Coal and Construction as a heavy equipment operator.

Mr. Jones was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Kathleen Jones.

Surviving are his father, Elmer C. Jones Sr., and mother, Christine Blackburn Jones, Gate City; son, Kyle Blake Jones, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Jennifer Jones, Gate City, Richard and Sherrie Jones, Bristol, Va.; one niece, Katie Jones, Gate City; two nephews, Aaron and Ryan Jones, Bristol, Va.; exceptional friend, Rick Begley, Gate City; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Porter, the Rev. Gene Stallard and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating. Eulogy will be given by Rick Begley.

Music will be provided by Shirley Blackburn.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Payne Jones, Brandon Jones, Buzzy Jones, Billy McDavid, David Faust, Chris Fugate, Kenneth Herron and Gary Blackburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Marcum, Tommy Blackburn, Harold Jones, Eddie Vaughn, Eric Vaughn, Tom Fugate, Greg Kerney and Andy Kerney.

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Elmer Clyde Jones Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. — Elmer Clyde Jones, Sr., 78, passed away, Friday (Oct. 19, 2007) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., a son of the late Kyle and Leona Quillen Jones.

He retired from AFG Industries after 43 years of service.

He attended By Faith Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by, daughter, Margaret Kathleen Jones; son Elmer "Skip" C. Jones, Jr. and sister, Velma Goff.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Christine Blackburn Jones of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jennifer Jones of Gate City, Va., Richard and Sherrie Jones of Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Aaron Jones, Ryan Jones, Katie Jones, Kyle Jones and Zeke Quillen; sisters, Betty Kerney and husband, John D., of Kingsport, Linda Tunnell, of Durham, N.C.; brothers, Bill Kyle Jones and wife, Pat, of Hiltons,Va., Harold Eugene Jones and wife, Wanda, of Gate City, Va.; special neighbors, Eric and Debbie Vaughn and family, Mike Leonard and family, Ernie McMurray and family, Jim and Marion Kurapka.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Gary Adkins officiating.

Music will be provided by the Jackson Harmony and Shirley Blackburn.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will be meeting at 10:20 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Jones, Payne Jones, Tom Fugate, Chris Fugate, Mike Leonard, Ernie McMurray and Rick Peak, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Jones, Eric Vaughn, Jim Kurapka and Buzzy Jones.

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Emily I. (Booher) Jones

GATE CITY , Va. - Mrs. Emily Booher Jones, Gate City, entered into rest at her residence Sunday, ( March 5, 2006 ).

Mrs. Jones was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Ed and Bertha Booher. She was retired from Tennessee Eastman and attended Speers Ferry Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Price; and brothers, Bill Booher, Joe Booher and Lindsey Booher.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Edward Jones, Gate City ; sisters, Mable Rogers, Kingsport , and Louise Jones, Gate City ; brother, Jay Booher, Blountville; several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Johnny Duncan officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Franklin Houseright, W.H. Neeley, Sammy Rogers, Chris Johnson, Jimmy Calhoun, Steven Booher and Mike Booher will serve as pallbearers.

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Frances Pauline (Rhoton) Jones

Frances Pauline Jones, 73, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.

Pauline was born October 2, 1936 to the late Dan Rhoton and Laura Darnell Rhoton.

She was raised in Scott County, VA and graduated from Rye Cove High School. She attended Rye Cove Methodist Church as long as she was able.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Laura Rhoton; one nephew, Harold Wayne Poe and one sister, Betty Bishop.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Coy Lee Jones, Gate City, VA; one son, Jackie Lee Jones and fiancée, Sandi Rose, Abingdon, VA; two granddaughters who were her pride and joy, Heather and husband, Tyler-Moore, Ft. Campbell, KY, Holly Jones, Duffield, VA; one brother and sister-in-law, Wrightly and Lucille Rhoton, Gate City, VA; one sister, Barbara Sue Dishner, Knoxville, TN; sister-in-law, Nancy Jones Salling, Kingsport, TN; brother-in-law, James Jones and wife, Wanda, Gate City, VA; also survived by one aunt, Dorothy Darnell, Kingsport, TN; several nieces, nephews and lots of cousins, many friends and church family.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Justin Smith and Rev. Denny Hass officiating. Music will be provided by the Hass Family and Sandy Salling.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family will serve as pallbearers.

Her son, Jackie and his girls were what helped her and the love of her Lord. She will be missed by all who knew her. We wish to thank Angie and the Staff at Ridgecrest Manor for their care and compassion.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Jones family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Franklin D. Jones

Franklin D. Jones, 77 of Weber City, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. Frank was born in Clinchport, VA and lived his entire adult married life in Weber City. The Lord saved Frank in the summer of 1977. He worked at several places through the years having worked most of that time at Mason-Dixon Lines and later retired from AFG Glass Plant in Hawkins County. His loving wife of 56 years has been his sweetheart since she was 13 years old. He also had a special love for his only granddaughter, Megan. Frank was proud to have volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Rhoton Jones of the Purchase Ridge Community in Scott County and his sister-in-law, Louise Jones.

Frank is survived by his wife, Wilma Sloan Jones of the home; son, Terry K. Jones and wife Donna Arnold Jones of Kingsport; granddaughter, Megan Jones Hensley and husband Nathan of Kingsport; brothers, Glen Jones and wife Rhonda of Kingsport and Doyle “Earnest” Jones of Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jerry Hensley officiating. Music will be provided by the Hensley Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Pallbearers will be Nathan Hensley, Jeff Jones, Ruston Fannon, Randall Sloan, Michael Sloan and Keith Hammonds. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Arnold, Stanley Clendenin, Frank Gilliam and Howard Sloan.

The family wishes to say a special thank you to Wilma’s brother, Olen, who has prayed faithfully for Frank throughout his sickness.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Jesse Lee Jones

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Jesse Lee Jones, 95, formerly of Clinchport, died Tuesday (May 13, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an illness.

Born in Washington County, Tenn., he was a farmer and a member of the Grit Hill United Methodist Church.

He was the son of the late Enoch and Cornnie Spivey Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Lou Head Jones; and two brothers, Everett Jones and Carl Jones.

Surviving are three nieces, Pauline Johnson, Faye Ross and Annie Leach, all of California; and a number of wonderful friends.

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 Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by the Charlie Taylor Family Singers.

Burial will be in the Head Cemetery. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday for the committal service.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Lee (Alley) Jones

KINGSPORT - Jessie Alley Jones, 90, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Nov. 29, 2001) at Wexford House after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport since 1930.

She was of the Baptist faith, having been baptized at an early age.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman E. Jones in 1981; parents, Joseph Monroe and Derinda Alley; sisters, Juanita Horton and Willie Mae Frye; and brother, James Alley.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Joseph Douglas, Pauline and B. W. Winstead; two grandsons, Eddie and Debbie Winstead and Tony Douglas; a great-grandson, David Winstead and wife, Jennifer; a great-granddaughter, Heather and Eric Salyer; four great-great-grandsons, Cody, Tylor and Connor Winstead and Logan Salyer; a step-granddaughter, Debbie and David Ray; two step-great-grandsons, Glen and William Ray; one brother-in-law, Herman Horton; three nieces, Geraldine Easley, Sandra Jepson and Vivian Strawderman.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson <http://www.hamlettdobson.com/> Funeral Home, downtown or anytime at the home of a daughter, Pauline and B.W. Winstead, 459 Hood Road W, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lester "Buddy" Lawson officiating.

The Alvin Goins Singers will provide the music.

Entombment services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

E. Louise (Booher) Jones

GATE CITY , Va. — Louise B. Jones of Gate City, passed away Tuesday ( June 10, 2008 ) at the Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born on Oct. 24, 1936 in Speers Ferry, Va. and was the daughter of the late Ed and Bertha Booher. Louise was also preceded in death by her sisters, Emily Jones and Mary Price; brothers, Bill Booher, Lindsay Booher and Joe Booher.

She is survived by her husband, Doyle “Ernest” Jones, Gate City, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Mark Blanton of Gate City, Va. and Tammy McCown Jones, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Corey and Chris Blanton, Johnson City, Jamie Blanton, Gate City, Heather McCown, Pennsboro, W.Va., Whitney and Ryan McCown, Jonesborough; great-grandchildren, Hunter McCue and Paden McCue, Pennsboro, W.Va, Callie Grace Blanton, Johnson City; sister, Mable Rogers, Blountville; brother, Jay Booher, Blountville; and brother-in-law, Charles Jones, Gate City.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy. 23N, Weber City , Va. .

Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery . Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom McCown, Sammy Rogers, W.H. Neely, Jeff Jones, Ruston Fannon, David Hunley, Terry Jones, Johnny Johnson, Jimmy Calhorn and Jimmy Sloan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Blanton, Jamie Blanton and Ryan McCown.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

J. D. Jones

CLINCHPORT, Va. - J.D. Jones, 81, of Clinchport, died Monday morning (Dec. 6, 2004) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late J.P. and Elizabeth Southers Jones. He was a veteran of the U.S Army, and was a retired construction worker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Jones.

Surviving are his sons, Johnny Jones of Robinette Valley, Va., Gene Jones of Clinchport, Va., and Thomas Jones of Clinchport, Va.; daughters, Joann Stanley of Fairview, Va., Aleta Elizabeth Minton of Duffield, Va., and Barbara Mendenhall of Pattonsville, Va.; brother, Charles Jones of Castlewood, Va.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at the home of Gene and Patricia Jones.

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

Music will be provided by Eddie Roberts and The Mabe Quartet.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, with military honors provided by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382 and assisted by the Color Guard of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Juanita Pauline (Miller) Jones

Hutchinson - Juanita Pauline Jones, 87, passed away Nov. 15, 2010, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.
She was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Downs, the daughter of Edward and Cordelia Quillin Miller. She was a homemaker. On June 4, 1943, she married Merle H. Jones at Santa Barbara, California. He passed away in 1990.
Survivors include her five sons, Bob (Kathy) Jones of Inman, Jesse (Roberta) Jones of Tahlequah, Okla., Johnny (Susan) Jones of Hutchinson, Howard Jones of McPherson, Lainey Jones of McPherson, one daughter, Virginia Bohonik of McPherson, 13 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Miller, one sister, Rose Peters, a niece, Vera Peters Plourde, and a grandson, Daniel Bohonik.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at Buhler Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at Buhler Mortuary Chapel, Buhler with Pastor Terry Post presiding. Burial will follow at McPherson City Cemetery, McPherson.
Memorials may be sent to a Hospice of the donor’s choice in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, KS, 67522.

(Juanita Pauline (Miller) Jones was a daughter of Cordelia "Delia" (Quillin) Miller, and a granddaughter of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The McPherson (Kansas) Sentinel, www.mcphersonsentinel.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lawrence A. “Monk” Jones

BRISTOL — Lawrence A. “Monk” Jones, 58, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, (Jan. 13, 2013) at the Wellmont Hospice House.

He was born April 16, 1954 in Scott County, Va., a son of the late Paul William Jones and Beatrice Olinger Jones. Monk was employed with the Sullivan County Highway Department for 29 years and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Monk loved Bluegrass music and his Saturday nights were spent at Carter Family Fold where he parked cars as a volunteer. He also attended the Pickin Porch and the Crooked Road General Store. He was a big fan of the Cincinnati Reds.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward “Cassie” Jones, Joseph “Joe” Jones and Paul “Jude” Jones Jr.

Monk is survived by his wife of 24 years, Vickie G. Burnette Jones; daughter, Marsha Manuel and husband, John; granddaughter, Haley Manuel who was his whole life; sisters, Emma Lou Stratton, Betty Staubus and husband, Milton, Susan Hensley and husband, Tim; brothers, Rich Jones and wife, Susan, Donnie Jones and wife, Linda; father -in-law and mother -in-law, Ralph and Gladys Burnette; several nieces and nephews; Mamaw Jean; Elsie Whitaker; and his beloved pet “Midnight”

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Will Shewey officiating.

The committal will be 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Hills Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Thompson, Tom Ricketts, Jim Montgomery, Jackie Hensley, Bill Copas and Steve Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Odum, nephews and the crew form Sullivan County Highway Department and men from Salem United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Judes Children Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

A special thanks to the nurses, staff and volunteers of the Wellmont Hospice House for their loving care, support and prayers.

Arrangements were made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Cleo (Spivey) Jones

EAST CARTERS VALLEY, Va. — Lillian Cleo Jones, 91, of East Carters Valley, Va., passed away Saturday (Aug. 13, 2011) at Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

Born Dec. 21, 1919 in Jonesville, Va., Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and loved working in her flowers. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Joseph Spivey and Mary Baines Spivey; husband, Carl Jones, 2009; daughter, Cynthia Shelton Jones; brothers, Dewey Spivey and James Spivey; sister, Jane McCracken; three step-brothers; five step-sisters; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Donnie Jones and wife, Janice of Gate City, Va., Bill Jones and wife, Jackie of Kingsport; daughters, Carolyn Jones and husband, Jim, of Marion, Va., Charlotte Kilgore and husband, Jim of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Jimmy Jones and wife, Karen, Eddie Jones, David Jones and wife, Tina, Rick Jones, Jamie (Kilgore) Sachs and husband, David and Amy (Shelton) Bellamy and husband, Jeremy; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Frank Gilliam and Rev. Carl Smith.

Music will be provided by The Smith Family and Kathy Cornett.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Loyd Mesby Jones

GATE CITY, Va. - Loyd M. Jones, 89, went home to be with the Lord, his wife and sons, on Friday(Nov. 10, 2000) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Jones was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 6, 1910, a son of the late James B. and Nancy Hale Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda Bellamy Jones; two sons, Coy and Don Jones (former manager of Gate City Funeral Home); two sisters, Fannie Carter and Florence Smith; and three brothers, Ed, Leonard, and Lester Jones.

Surviving are four brothers, Robert Jones, Kingsport, Garland Banner Jones, Weber City, Va., Kyle T. Jones and the Rev. William Jones, both of Gate City; three grandchildren, Mark A. Jones and Rebecca S. Bottorf, both of Kingsport, and Regina Ellsworth, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Julianne Johnson; a very special niece, Colleen Fields; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. J.W. Depew and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by J.W. Depew.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Fred (Lane) Jones

Mary Jones, 46, Route 6, Rogersville, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday ( Nov. 9, 1989 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center after a long illness.

Surviving are her husband, Ted Jones; three daughters, Tina Taylor, Church Hill, Karen Jones and Paula Jones, both of the home; two sons, Tim Jones, Church Hill and Jeffrey Jones, Kingsport; parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Fred Lane, Clinchport, Va., three sisters, Shirley Roach, Anna Ruth Duncan, both of Clinchport, Va. and Barbara Cav­in, Rogersville; one brother, L.C. Lane, Clinchport, Va.; one grand­child.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Church Hill, with the Rev. John Crawford, the Rev. Bill Porter and the Rev. Teddy Webb officiating.

Burial will be in Barrett Ceme­tery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane (from Lola Carter Hutchins’ Collection)

Mellie ( Shelton ) Jones

KINGSPORT - Mellie Shelton Jones, age 75, died Wednesday ( Feb. 19, 2003 ) at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mellie was a native of Scott County, Va. , and was the daughter of James S. and Melvina (Hartgrove) Shelton and her loving guardians, Dan and Lucinda Haynes.

She resided in Kingsport most of her life and worked 30 years in the oral surgery practice of Dr. Edwin Smith. Mellie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Kingsport and also attended Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Johnson City .

Mellie was preceded in death by her parents, guardians and sisters, Mary Lou Culbertson, Ruth Housewright and Nell Taylor and recently by her uncle, Charlie Shelton.

Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Jones Moore and her husband, Randy Moore; her son, Robert Daniel Jones and his wife Patricia Jones; and her four grandchildren; Brian Moore, Andrea Jones Sayler, Rachel Jones and Stephen Jones; her sisters, Peggy Vaughn, Patsy Gillenwater, and Sherry Robinette; her brothers, Dennis and Ken Shelton; loving sister-in-law, Frankie Bernard; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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. Carol Wilson officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the East Lawn Memorial Park for a graveside service at 11 a. m., Sunday with Don Hill officiating.

Pallbearers will be John Culbertson, Eddie Jones, Bobby Sayler, David Burrell, Rick Ealy and Tom Whitson.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 4700 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville , Tenn. 37914 .

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Jones family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Merle Henry Jones

McPHERSON - Merle Henry Jones, 70, McPherson, died Thursday, July 26, 1990, at Hutchinson Hospital.

Mr. Jones was born June 7, 1920, at Edwardsport, Ind., and had been a McPherson resident since 1959, moving from Indianapolis. He was a retired truck driver. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2715, McPherson.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita of the home; five sons, Robert M. of Inman, Jesse D. of Tahlequah, Okla., Johnny W. of Hutchinson, Howard K. of Overland Park and Lainey of McPherson; a daughter, Virginia Bohonik of McPherson; and 11 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ball and Son Funeral Home, McPherson, Pastor Bill Fowler officiating. Burial will be in the McPherson Cemetery with military rites by the VFW Post No. 2715.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

(Merle Henry Jones was the husband of Juanita Pauline (Miller) Jones, a daughter of Cordelia "Delia" (Quillin) Miller, and a granddaughter of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Sat., July 28, 1990

Submitted by Don Lane

Micca (Bledsoe) Jones

SUNBRIGHT, Va., May 4 - Mrs. Micca Bledsoe Jones, 57, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday after a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Birch Union Church at Blackwater with the Rev. Lester Smith, the Rev. Dale Duncan, the Rev. Bryan Moore in charge. Burial will be in Bloomer Cemetery .

Survivors are her husband, Tommie Jones; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Roberts, Kingsport ; Mrs. Rhuhama Bloomer of Blackwater, Mrs. Rosie Stacy of Mabe. Mrs. Goldie Lawson of Rogersville; three brothers, Daniel Blcdsoe of Wise, Thomas A. of Duffield, Lloyd of Herron, Ohio .

The body was to be removed to the home of Thomas A. Bledsoe Thursday morning from Scott County Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1955)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane  

Minnie (Smith) Jones

Minnie "Nana" Jones, age 89, of Bristol, TN passed away at home on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 following a short illness.

Mrs. Jones was a great wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was known as "Nana" to all that knew her. She was married to Robert E. Jones for 62 years and they lived and raised their daughters in the Carter’s Valley section of Kingsport.

Nana was a Christian, read her Bible daily, and loved the Lord greatly. She spent her life showing Christian love to her family and those she came into contact with. She was a Sunday school teacher, Willing Workers president, and scout leader. She was a member of The Morrison City Mission for many years and most recently attended Steel Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Bristol, TN. Nana cared for many people inviting them into her home and sharing meals with them. She was known for her fried apple pies, red velvet cake, and almost everything else she cooked.

She will be greatly missed but she did long to see her Lord and her husband, "Bob".

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Etta Smith; husband, Robert E. Jones; sister, Evelyn Powers; and two brothers, James Smith and John Smith, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Gary Addington, daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Jim Carter; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Greg and Becky Addington; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brian and Donna Addington, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Danielle and Marc Proctor; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Justin and Shannon Carter, great-grandsons, Collin Addington, Caleb Addington, Tommy Rigney, Ian Addington, Hunter Proctor, Logan Proctor, Carter Proctor, and Derrick Carter; great-granddaughter, Jenny Kate Carter; sister-in-law, Zola Smith several nieces, nephews and cousins. Nana also had many dear friends in the tri-cities area.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Wellmont Bristol Hospital and Wellmont Home Hospice and her sitters (Barbara, Becky, Ada and Scarlett), for all they did for Nana and the family.

Visitation will be held on from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Morrison City Mission. Funeral services will follow with Reverend Steve Lyons and Reverend Clay Austin officiating.

Graveside will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Minnie "Nana" Jones.

Oak Hill Memorial Park obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Edward Jones

KINGSPORT - Paul Edward Jones, 86, passed away Saturday (Dec. 20, 2003) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor.

He was born on April 20, 1917 to Riley David and Virginia Fletcher Jones. He lived most of his life in Kingsport and was self-employed as a master plumber for over 56 years.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his father and mother, Riley and Virginia Jones; two brothers, John and Wilson Jones; three sisters, Irene Jones, Zetta Watson and Elva Kite; his grandson, David Jones; and daughter-in-law, Bebe Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Anna Lee Coates Jones; one daughter, Judith A. Carter and husband Gary Carter of Kingsport; four sons, Paul W. Jones and wife Diane of Blountville, Van E. Jones and wife Vickie of Gray, Thomas W. Jones of Milledgeville, Ga., and Allen R. Jones and Donna of Kingsport; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

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

A military committal service will be conducted by the Color Guard of Hammond Post #3 and #265 of Gate City at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Don Nations will be officiating the committal service.

Private graveside services will be held at a later time.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Garland Banner Jones

WEBER CITY, Va. - Garland Banner Jones, 82, died Friday (Nov. 29, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born on Sept. 16, 1920 in Scott County, Va., he was a carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Banner was a member of Weber City Church of God, Weber City, Va.

He was the son of the late James Beverly Jones and Nancy Elizabeth Hale Jones.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Fannie Carter and Florence Smith; five brothers, Lloyd, Lester, Ed, Leonard and William Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Chrisell "Chris'' Jones, Richmond, Va.; daughter, Elizabeth Justine Barden, Richmond, Va.; two stepdaughters, Christine Hicks and Alice Salsbury, both of Shelby, Ohio; three stepsons, Robert Martin and Burnis Martin, both of Shelby, Ohio, and Gerald Edward Barden, Gray; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Ell Jones, Kingsport, and Kyle Talmadge Jones, Gate City, Va.; a special niece, Nancy Houseright and her son, Christopher; and several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Raymond Hammonds and the Rev. Ralph Hammonds officiating.

Music will be provided by Ronnie, Kim and Tiny Absher.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hester Lee (Broome) Jones

KINGSPORT — Hester Lee Broome Jones, 95, Kingsport, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday (March 18, 2009) after several years of declining health.

She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Blacksburg, S.C. After moving to Kingsport in the late 1930s, she met and married Wilson Jones. Hester was a loving wife, mother and caregiver. She had a love for sewing and baking. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her father, Horace Broome; mother and stepfather, Bertha and Joseph Morrow; husband, Wilson Jones; sisters, Clara Daniels, Irene Blakely, Virginia Sparks; and brothers, Robert Broome, Ralph Broome and Charles Morrow.

Surviving are one daughter, Jackie Gilbert and husband, Harold; one son, David Jones; two grandsons, Blaine and Michael Gilbert; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb Gilbert and Kloe Gilbert; one brother, Paul Morrow and wife, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Holston Manor and Cindy with Amedisys Hospice.

Receiving of family and friends will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Dr. Donnie Brannen and the Rev. T. Richard Harris officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1238 Pine St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Hester Jones.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jerry Wayne Jones

KINGSPORT - Jerry Wayne Jones, 49, Kingsport, went home to be with Jesus after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday (July 10, 2004). He was attending Sullivan Baptist Church. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Virginia, Aug. 7, 1954, he grew up in Rye Cove and lived his adult life in Kingsport. He was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688, Knoxville Scottish Rite, Bloomingdale Ruritan and National Fluid Power Society. He loved his work, pheasant hunting in Nebraska with his friends, golf and, most of all, collecting antique clocks. He loved to travel and show his wife and children the beauty of the other parts of the United States.

He was employed by Motion Industries of Kingsport as branch manager.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie Babb Jones; five brothers, Willard, J.V., Guy, Dewey, and Larry Jones; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mildred and Creed Frazier; and special nephew, Bradley Stallard.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Glenda Frazier Jones; daughter, Ashley Jones, and son, Andrew Jones, both of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth Flanary (Peggy Jones) of Gate City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Helen Jones of Church Hill, and Ted and Margie Jones of Rogersville; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Jones and Jane Bishop, both of Gate City; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Debbie and Jeff Smith, Timmy and Lisa Frazier of Gate City, Terry and Connie Frazier, Rev. Jackie and Linda Frazier of Clinchport, Shirley and Rev. Gene Stallard of Fort Blackmore, Lucille and Roger Estepp, Nancy and Dewey Lawson of Gate City, and Eddie and Sue Frazier of Kileen, Tex.; and several very special family friends, nieces and nephews.

Everyone Jerry met became a friend because of his outgoing personality and compassion.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services and the celebration of Jerry's life will follow at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gene Stallard and Mike Whetsell officiating.

Masonic rites will be performed by the Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688.

Music will be performed by Pat and Bob Tipton and Danny Clark.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park. Friends and family are to meet in the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the service.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby McConnell, Jake Bellamy, Jerry Kilgore, Gordan Williams and Walter Fields.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Whetsell, Cary Bullen, Frank Stepp, Greg Diffenderfer and Gary Bishop.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Daryl Pierce, and the staff and volunteers of Kingsport Hematology/Oncology for their compassion and support, and Apria Healthcare for their prompt attention anytime needed.

"Flowers are beautiful, but they wilt and are thrown away. A child's chance at an education is priceless and goes on for their lifetime"…Jerry Wayne Jones.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Bloomingdale Ruritan Scholarship Fund in memory of Jerry Jones. Contributions may be made at the Oak Hill Funeral Home anytime, or at the funeral services. Contributions may also be mailed to Richard Oaks, 2088 Sharon Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle Talmadge Jones Jr.

Kingsport, TN - Kyle T. Jones, Jr., 59, Kingsport, TN passed away, Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Kyle was born in Sullivan County, TN on April 10, 1954 to Charlie Ann Horton and the late Kyle Talmadge Jones, Sr.

He was a valve specialist with Tennessee Eastman where he was employed for the past 40 years. Kyle had a love for motorcycles and old cars.

He is survived by his mother, Charlie Ann Horton Jones, Gate City, VA; sisters, Misty Dawn Jones, Kingsport, TN and Charr Leeann Jones, Gate City, VA; brothers, C.B. Jones and wife, Sandy, Nickelsville, VA, Jock Jones and wife, Tracie, Kingsport, TN, and Joel J. Jones and wife, Pamela, Gate City, VA; nieces and nephews, Meagan S. Bardinelli and husband, Joe, Evan Jones, and Cody Jones and wife, Rachel; and great nephews, Greysan and Beckham Bardinelli, and Tucker Jones.

The family will receive friends from 5 -7 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Eddie McAmis officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. His fellow Eastman employees will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Kyle T. Jones, Jr. to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle Talmadge "T.J." Jones Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. — Kyle Talmadge (T.J.) Jones Sr., 83, Gate City, Va., entered into rest Nov. 8, 2008 at St. Mary's Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, Tenn.
Mr. Jones was born in Scott County, Va. Feb. 2, 1925 to the late James Beverly Jones and Nancy Elizabeth Hale Jones.
He served in the U.S. Navy during War World II, and was of the Christian faith. He loved his horses, his dogs, cats and various other pets. Mr. Jones was self employed repairman and enjoyed talking on his C.B. Radio and his C.B. buddies knew him as T.J.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Fannie Carter and Florence Smith; seven brothers, Lloyd, Ed, William, Lester, Banner, Leonard and Robert Jones.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Charlie Ann Horton Jones, Kingsport; daughters, Misty Dawn Baldwin and husband, Jim, Church Hill and Charr Leeann McDavid and husband, Alan, Gate City, Va.; sons, Kyle T. Jones, Jr., Kingsport, C.B. Jones and wife, Sandy, Nickelsville, Va., Joel J. Jones and wife, Pamela, Gate City, Va. and Jock J. Jones and wife, Tracie, Kingsport; grandchildren, SPC Joel Evan Jones (serving in Iraq), Meagan Jones, Cody Jones and wife, Rachel; step-grandchildren, Hannah and Hunter McDavid; along with several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Travis Stapleton officiating.
Music will be provided by his grandson, Cody Jones.
Kyle Jones, Jr., C.B. Jones, Cody Jones, Evan Jones, Meagan Jones, Steve Jones, David Jones and James Jones will serve as pallbearers.
Charles Horton and Billy Bellamy will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Mary's and one special nurse (Deborah) at Holston Manor.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jones family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James "Doc" Jones Jr.

KINGSPORT - James "Doc" Jones Jr., 64, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center due to complications with diabetes.

He was a life long resident of Kingsport and was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church.

Mr. Jones retired from Willamette following 32 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Jones; and parents, Mitchell and Evelyn Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Crooke- Jones, Kingsport; daughter, Beckie Jones-King and husband Donald, Piney Flats; two grandchildren, Logan James Clyce King, and Madison-Hunter Shea King; two brothers, William Jones and wife Betty, Kingsport; and Paul Jones and wife Robin, Kingsport; two aunts, Helen Jones and Treva Jones, both of Fall Branch; mother-in-law, Ruby Crooke, Weber City, Va.; sister-in-law, Lorriene Culbertson, Gate City, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Paul Crooke and wife Catherine, and Philip Crooke and wife Ruth, all of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Mitchell Hite, Rev. Kelly Dykes, and Rev. Emery Clint Ramey officiating.

Entombment services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 240, Knoxville, Tenn. 37915 or The Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P. O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louise (Booher) Jones

GATE CITY, Va. — Louise B. Jones of Gate City, passed away Tuesday (June 10, 2008) at the Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1936 in Speers Ferry, Va. and was the daughter of the late Ed and Bertha Booher. Louise was also preceded in death by her sisters, Emily Jones and Mary Price; brothers, Bill Booher, Lindsay Booher and Joe Booher.

She is survived by her husband, Doyle "Ernest" Jones, Gate City, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Mark Blanton of Gate City, Va. and Tammy McCown Jones, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Corey and Chris Blanton, Johnson City, Jamie Blanton, Gate City, Heather McCown, Pennsboro, W.Va., Whitney and Ryan McCown, Jonesborough; great-grandchildren, Hunter McCue and Paden McCue, Pennsboro, W.Va, Callie Grace Blanton, Johnson City; sister, Mable Rogers, Blountville; brother, Jay Booher, Blountville; and brother-in-law, Charles Jones, Gate City.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy. 23N, Weber City, Va..

Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom McCown, Sammy Rogers, W.H. Neely, Jeff Jones, Ruston Fannon, David Hunley, Terry Jones, Johnny Johnson, Jimmy Calhorn and Jimmy Sloan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Blanton, Jamie Blanton and Ryan McCown.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Loyd Mesby Jones

GATE CITY, Va. - Loyd M. Jones, 89, went home to be with the Lord, his wife and sons, on Friday(Nov. 10, 2000) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Jones was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 6, 1910, a son of the late James B. and Nancy Hale Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda Bellamy Jones; two sons, Coy and Don Jones (former manager of Gate City Funeral Home); two sisters, Fannie Carter and Florence Smith; and three brothers, Ed, Leonard, and Lester Jones.

Surviving are four brothers, Robert Jones, Kingsport, Garland Banner Jones, Weber City, Va., Kyle T. Jones and the Rev. William Jones, both of Gate City; three grandchildren, Mark A. Jones and Rebecca S. Bottorf, both of Kingsport, and Regina Ellsworth, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Julianne Johnson; a very special niece, Colleen Fields; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. J.W. Depew and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by J.W. Depew.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille "Susie" Jones

DUFFIELD, Va. — Lucille (Susie) Jones of Duffield, Va., was born on May 17, 1937, in Scott County, Va., passed away on April 1, 2009, at her home at the age of 71.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmet and Lydia Frazier Jones; and two brothers, Willie Lee Jones and Claude Junior Jones.

Susie Jones is survived by her brother, James H. (Sam) Jones and wife, Marie; her nephews, James L. Jones and wife, Tara, David D. Jones and wife, Penny; nieces, Kristie D. Quillen and husband, Joe (all of Duffield, Va.), Brenda M. Stanley and husband, Tommy (Gate City, Va.); four great-nephews, Trever Lawrence, Tyler Lawrence, Jacob Jones and Joshua Jones; six great-nieces, Jennifer Hensley, Brandy Stanley, Courtny Stanley, Kristin Jones, Hailey Quillen and Samantha Jones; a great-great-nephew, Gabriel Hensley; a great-great-niece, Ashley Hensley; along with several cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the brother, Sam Jones.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jackie Frazier and the Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by Durham’s Chapel Quartet.

A graveside service will follow the funeral on Saturday at Horton Summit Cemetery in Duffield, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Heaton Jones

GATE CITY, Va. - Ralph H. Jones, 79, passed away Saturday (Jan. 15, 2005), with his family by his side, at Indian Path Medical Center after a lingering illness.

Born April 26, 1925, he was a resident of the East Carters Valley community since the age of six. He worked as a plumber for Brooks Plumbing and Heating for 38 years, before retiring in 1987.

From building a river rock fireplace, baking a cake, to delicate wood carvings, he was a man of many talents; always busy and willing to try anything.

The last six months of his life, he occupied his time by sewing; making a quilt, aprons and pot holders to give as gifts to his health care providers and friends.

Mr. Jones was of the Baptist faith.

He served in the U.S. Army, a veteran of World War II as an aviation engineer in the Pacific Theater.

He was preceded in death by parents, Benjamin H. Jones Sr. and Addie Grimm Jones; brother, B.H. Jones Jr.; sister, Leota Hobbs.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Vonda Miller Jones; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Walt Szadziewicz, Knoxville, Judy and Bobby Bright, Yuma, Va.; granddaughters, Myra Bright and fiancé Mike Trump, Mount Carmel, Leah Bright Rhodes and husband Michael, Yuma, Va.; grandson, Shane Richards and wife Brenda, Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Mildred Newland and Francis Rector, Kingsport; brother, Carl Jones, Gate City, Va.; many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. Wednesday with his nephews, Rev. Tom (Tiger) Brooks Jr. and Jeff Luethke, officiating.

Military graveside services will be held on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with honors by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265. The family will meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Benny Newland, Phil Newland, Donnie Jones, Billy Jones, Danny Rector, Ben Jones III, Dennis Jones, Darrell Jones, and J.E. Hobbs.

Honorary pallbearers will be close friends and neighbors, Harry McClellan, Tommy Taylor, Russell Martin, Jack Hobbs, Buck Arnold, Roger Parton, Fred Luethke, Tom Brooks, Ross Bright, Sam Jones, Paul Winegar, and Joe Newland.

The family would like to extend their deepest thanks and appreciation to Mountain Empire Senior Citizens, Weber City Drug, Specialty Respiratory Services, Dr. Dale Solomon, Holston Medical Group, Dr. Lawrence Bailey, 5th and 6th floor nurses and staff of Indian Path Medical Center, and special friends: Harry McClellan, Patsy Stevens, Wanda Kilgore, Audrey Taylor, Ross Bright, Buck and Mary Arnold, Barbara Davis, and Sally Snodgrass for their thoughtfulness, love and support.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Raymond W. Jones

GRAY - Raymond "Pap' Jones, 78, 227 Oak Grove Road, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 1997) at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Pumpkin Valley in Hancock County, Mr. Jones had lived in Gray since 1958. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II in the Pacific Theatre and was employed by Pet Dairy Inc. for more than 40 years. Mr. Jones was a former member and Sunday school superintendent of Meadowview Presbyterian Church, Bristol, and was a former member of Princeton Presbyterian Church, Johnson City.

He was the son of the late Mason L. and Etta Mae Deskins Jones.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Rose Jones ; a daughter and son-in-law, Trula Sherry Forbes and Sonny Forbes, Kingsport; three stepsons, Tony, James and Jack Tipton, all of Erwin; a stepdaughter, Tammy Tipton, Johnson City; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Heather and Thomas Love, Gray; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, David and Tracy Forbes, Gray, and Travis and Nikki Forbes, Telford; six step grandchildren; two great-grandsons, Ethan and Caleb Forbes; a great-granddaughter, Abbie Forbes; four sisters, Irene Gilley and Pauline Crews, both of Kingsport, Wanda Bea Templeton, Kingston, and Marie Lawson, Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the U.S. National Cemetery at Mountain Home with Pastor Mike Carter officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Morris-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Ell "Bob" Jones

KINGSPORT - Bob Jones, 84, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (Jan. 28, 2003).

Bob was a friend to many and a devoted husband, father and Pap.

He was born in Scott County, Va., the son of the late Bev and Nancy Hale Jones. He was retired from Holston Defense.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Florence Smith, Fannie Carter, Ed Jones, Leonard Jones, Lester Jones, Lloyd Jones, William Jones and Banner Jones.

Surviving are his precious wife and sweetheart of 62 years, Minnie L. (Smith) Jones; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Gary Addington, Bristol, Tenn., and Debby and Jim Carter, Chapin, S.C.; grandchildren, Greg Addington and wife Becky, Brian Addington and wife Donna, Danielle Proctor and husband Marc and Justin Carter; great-grandchildren, Colin and Caleb Addington, Hunter and Logan Proctor, Ian Addington and Tommy Rigney.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Morrison City Mission, where he was a dedicated member, 2035 Gregory Road, Kingsport, with Pastor Kenneth Hill and the Rev. Keith Sutherland officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Friends of Morrison City Mission will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be A.D. Delwadia, M.D. and nurse Cindy and D.L. Gash, M.D., FACC.

Friends and family may sign an online guest book at www.legacy.com

Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideons at P.O. Box 571, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert M. Jones

Robert M. Jones, 58, died at his home, 1328 Bell Ridge Road, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday [2/24/1965] after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport 46 years and worked as a brakeman for Tennessee Eastman Co.  He was a member of Hammond Post No. 3, American Legion.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maude McClellan Jones; daughters, Mrs. Frances Singleton, Kingsport; Mrs. Betty Dolan, Baltimore; Mrs. Virginia Kilgore, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Shirley Kilgore, in Germany; son, Telmon (Bud) Jones, Kingsport; foster son, Curtis N. Jones, Kingsport; sister, Mrs. Alice Rhoton, Detroit; brothers, James E., Rye Cove, Va., and Luther Jones, Kingsport; and 14 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday and Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter's Chapel

Funeral Home.

(Burial - East Lawn Cemetery, Kingsport, TN)

Kingsport Times, Thursday, February 25, 1965

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Rosa (Vermillion) Jones

GATE CITY, Va. - Rosa Vermillion Jones, one of the 12 children of the late Rev. John W. and Sarah McDavid Vermillion, crossed over the river to join her beloved husband, Omar W. Jones (1981), her son, Rhea W. Jones Sr. (1997) and her daughter-in-law, Dana Nickels Jones (1981).

She was 104 years old and the oldest living member of Nottingham United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one granddaughter and husband, Sheila J. and Kelly C. Newton; one grandson and wife, Rhea W. and Margaret Jones Jr.; one great-granddaughter and family, Brenna N. and Anthony Robinson and children, Ashly and Sydni; one great-grandson, Scott Newton, all of Route 4, Gate City, Va.; one sister, Audie Quillen Caddy, California; several special nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

A private graveside service will be held.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Vermillion, Johnny Barger, Bill Jones, Harold Jones, Leroy Jones, Jack Jones, Glenn Jones, Rufus Hurd Jr. and Skip Jones.

Honorary pallbearer will be Elmer Jones.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rosie Esther (Hutchins) Jones

KINGSPORT — Rosie E. Jones, 77, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Washington County , Va. , she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Annie Cross Hutchins. She had resided in this area her entire life.

Rosie retired from Modern Bakery and was a member of Andrew Memorial Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Jones in 1995; one daughter, Dorothy Jean Lane in 2000; and by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Wayne Jones and wife, Virginia Ruth of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Tammy Trent and husband, Wayne of Kingsport and Adam Wayne Jones of Rogersville; two great-grandchildren, Nikki and Justin Trent; two brothers, Bobby Gene Hutchins and John Hutchins, both of Kingsport; a special niece, Gail Way and husband, Bill; and several other nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Clint Hensley officiating.

Special music will be provided by True Faith Quartet.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park . Those attending the graveside service are asked to assemble at the gravesite by 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Rufus Lee Jones

KINGSPORT - Rufus Lee Jones, 78, Brentwood Drive, went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon (Nov. 19, 2005) after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 8, 1927 in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late Reece and Cena Russell Jones. He lived most of his life (46 years) in Kingsport. He was a member of the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corp. (Kodak) after 42 years of service. He was an avid farmer and a life-time member of the Kingsport Farmers Market.

The family stated he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Conley and Ernest Jones; and two sisters, Kate Kendrick and Dana Ruth Jones.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Ruth Winegar Jones, of the home; one daughter, Mitzi Gilliam and husband Tim of Church Hill; one son, Allen Jones and wife Sharon of Mount Carmel; four grandchildren, Matthew Gilliam and wife Amber, Jeremy Jones, Aimee Bland and husband Darrell and Tomara Groot and husband Tom; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Seth Bland; four sisters, Ruby Quillen of Kingsport, Lynda Jones of Church Hill, Della Estep and husband Robert of Kingsport and Louella Jones of Glade Springs, Va.; one brother, James Jones and wife Elaine of Ryegate, Vt.; several nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller, the Rev. Bradley Scott and the Rev. Paul Bachman officiating.

Music will be provided by the Morrison Chapel United Methodist choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Gilliam, Jeremy Jones, Darrell Bland, Tom Groot, Steve Frazier, Don Morgan, Bob Bingham and Bill Hart.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.B. Durham and Jason Falin.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth (McConnell) Easley Jones

KINGSPORT — Ruth McConnell Easley Jones, 84, died Sunday (Sept. 7, 2008) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Born and raised in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of Phillip S. McConnell and Wanda Burke McConnell. Ruth attended Berea College in Berea, Ky., majoring in Nursing. She worked as an LPN for Holston Valley and Indian Path Hospitals and was a member of First Christian Church in Kingsport.

Preceding her in death were her first husband, Davie Easley; her second husband, Eldridge C. Jones; her brother, Elmo J. McConnell; and her sisters, Elaine Renfro and Lottie Bell Erickson.

Surviving are her daughter and spouse, Patsy Jean and John Fraizer of Columbus, Ohio; her sons and spouses, Gary P. and Judi Easley of Kingsport, Dr. Richard W. and Amy Easley of Waco, Texas, and Jeffrey Alan and Tanya Easley of Fulton, Ill.; her stepchildren and spouses, Maysel and Roy Hutson of Kingsport, Jan and Ernest (Butch) Whitaker of Mount Carmel and Charles and Rita Jones of Mount Carmel; her grandchildren, Cammie Fraizer Honaker, John Fraizer II, Amy Easley Pangelinan, David Easley, Elizabeth Easley, Alex Easley, Ryan Easley, Preston Easley, Terra Easley and Mackie Easley; her step-grandchildren, Chip Whitaker, Steve Whitaker, Tim Hutson, David Hutson, Katrina Jones, Yolanda Jones; and several great-and step-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, with the funeral service immediately following. Rev. John Fraizer will officiate.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ruth Jones.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Clinton Jones

SURGOINSVILLE - William Clinton Jones, 70, of 127 Caney Valley Loop, passed away Wednesday (April 11, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Jones was a native of Yuma, Va., but had spent most of his life in Hawkins County. He was a retired employee of AFG Industries and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a member of the Eagles Post # 3141 and the United Steelworkers Union (SOAR).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Williams Jones; his parents, Albert and Mary Belle Wolfe Jones; half brothers, Paul Jones and Victor Jones; half sister, Alice Tittsworth.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy L. and John Greene, Rogersville; one son, Terry Clinton Jones, Surgoinsville; step-son, William "Butch" Lee and wife, Brigette, Kingsport: two grandchildren, Abby Mae Lee and Sophia Grace Lee; two sisters and brother-in-law, Frances Taylor, Gate City; Mary Elizabeth and Jimmy Haynes, Gate City; very special friend, Pauline Huddleston; several neices and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kyle Falin, Jr. officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Jones family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Elbert Jones

GATE CITY - William Elbert Jones, 82, Route 1, Gate City, died Tuesday [10/15/1968] in Holston Valley Community Hospital following a short illness.

He was a member of the Copper Creek Ruritan Club and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow, Myrtle Quillen Jones; two daughters, Miss Louel1a Jones, Gate City, and Mrs. Kyle (Vestine) Williams, both of Gate City; two sons, Roy Lee Jones, Kingsport, and W. E. Jones Jr., Gate City; a sister, Miss Emmer Jones, Bluff City; two brothers, Arthur and Charlie Jones, both of Bluff City.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Burial in Holston View Cemetery.)

KINGSPORT TIMES / Wednesday, October 16, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

William K. "Bill" Jones

Church Hill — William "Bill" Jones, 80, of Church Hill, formerly of Rogersville, died Friday, (Feb. 22, 2008) at his residence following an extended illness.

He was a member of Morrisette Chapel and was a retired engineer with the U.S. Army after 33 years of service. Mr. Jones was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Conley and Maude McClellan Jones; sisters, Lillian Ruth Frazier and Betty Lou Williams; niece, Mindy Harrison; mother-in-law, Dora G. Hensley; sisters-in-law, Gerry Hensley and Burita Hensley; brothers-in-law, Ed Frazier, Gene Hensley, Clay Hensley, Jr. and Max Hensley.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Alberta Hensley Jones; daughter, Rhonda Denise Greear and husband, Darrell of Church Hill; son, Roger K. Jones of Wartsburg; sisters-in-law, Bea Stallings and husband, Houston, Betty Perry and husband, Neal, both of Knoxville, Carolyn Larkins and husband, Jerry of Gray, June Hensley and Ruby Hensley, both of Kingsport; brother-in-law, Joe Hensley and wife, Carolyn of Mt. Carmel, Harlen Williams of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Dr. Asheesh Shipstone, all the Chemo Nurses, Jr. Sunday School class and all his family and friends.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bobby Bentley officiating.

Burial will follow in Hawkins County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Hawkins County Color Guard and Tennessee Army National Guard.

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

Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the Jones family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Samuel “Bill” Jones

GATE CITY, Va. - William Samuel (Bill) Jones, 89, Route 3, Gate City, Va., died at 12:15 a.m. Friday (Oct. 9, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va. and a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mallie Amanda Jones, in 1977.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Virginia Ellen) Moore, Gate City, Va.; two grandsons; two great-grandsons.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Warren Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Ogleven Street and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Wilson I. Jones

Wilson I. Jones, 57, of 1129 Cherry St., died Friday morning [9/29/1972] at Holston Valley Community Hospital from an extended illness. Born in Surgoinsville,- he had lived in Kingsport for the past 48 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsport.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hester Jones; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Jackie) Gilbert, Jonesboro; one son, David Jones, of the home; mother, Mrs. Virginia Jones, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Watson, Mt. Carmel, Mrs. Ula Kite, Kingsport; one brother, Paul E. Jones, Kingsport.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(KINGSPORT NEWS Saturday, September 30,1972)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vonda Mae (Miller) Jones

GATE CITY, Va. - Vonda M. Jones, 73, passed away Monday evening (Jan. 31, 2005) with her family by her side at Indian Path Medical Center after a lingering illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 1, 1931 and was the daughter of the late K.J. Miller and Bertha Lee Flanary Miller. She had been a resident of East Carters Valley area since the age of six. She was a homemaker and a nurse at heart, spending alot of time helping and caring for others. She was known for her love and generosity. As a child she began singing with her daddy and sisters, and in later years enjoyed listening to gospel music.

Mrs. Jones was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ralph H. Jones (Jan. 15, 2005); infant twin brother of three months of age, Vilder Ray Miller.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Walt Szadziewicz, Knoxville, Judy and Bobby Bright, Gate City, Va., (Yuma community); granddaughters, Myra Bright and fiancé Mike Trump, Mount Carmel, Leah Bright Rhodes and husband Michael, Yuma community; grandson, Shane Richards and wife Brenda, Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Rose Brooks and Sue Luethke, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tom (Tiger) Brooks Jr. officiating. The eulogy will be given by Jeff Luethke.

Music will be provided by Rev. Tom (Tiger) Brooks Jr., Paige Brooks, Lemuel Mixon.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at 2 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carroll Hurd, Joe Fleming, Hal Livergood, Russell Martin, Gerald Compton, Tom Taylor, Deano Francis, Jack Hobbs, Jimmy Maness, John Luethke, Larry Luethke.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harry McClellan, Roger Parton, Joe Newland, Kenneth Miller, Buck Arnold, Fred Luethke Jr., Tom Brooks Sr., and Ross Bright.

The family would like to extend their deepest thanks and appreciation to Mountain Empire Senior Citizens, Weber City Drugcenter, Holston Medical Group, especially Dr. Christopher Neglia, Dr. Shoaib S. Lateef, the 5th and 6th floor nurses, ICU and staff of Indian Path Medical Center, staff of BMA Dialysis of Kingsport, special friends Patsy Stevens, Mary and Buck Arnold, Wanda Kilgore, Harry McClellan, Audrey Taylor, Ross Bright, Jack and Jetta Hobbs, Sally Snodgrass, and all her friends from dialysis for their love and support.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. William Henderson Jones

GATE CITY, Va. - Rev. William Henderson Jones, 84, of Route 6, entered into rest Saturday evening (Jan. 13, 2001) at his residence after an extended illness.

Rev. Jones was born March 5, 1916 in Scott County, Va., a son of the late James Beverly and Nancy Hale Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Fannie Carter and Florence Smith; four brothers, Leonard, Edward, Lester and Lloyd Jones; two grandsons, David and Billy Randal Bellamy.

Before his illness, he was an evangelist for over 50 years, ministering in Scott County, Va., Hawkins, and Sullivan Counties. In his early ministry he walked to Bellamy Town and other churches. Only in his later years did he know the luxury of an automobile.

Rev. Jones is survived by his wife, Nannie M. Jones, Gate City, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Nancy (Berl) Houseright, Kingsport, and Mrs. Charlotte (Billy) Bellamy, Gate City, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Patsy Carrico Jones, Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Kyle Jones, Gate City, Va., Robert Jones, Kingsport, and Banner Jones, Weber City, Va.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence in the Red Hill Community of Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Mac Sanders and the Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating.

Music will be provided by the Upward Way Quartet.

Burial will be in the Hammond Family Cemetery, Copper Ridge section of Scott County, following the service.

Pallbearers will be James Jones, Steve Jones, Bill Smith, Danny Spivey, Kyle Jones Jr.; Christopher Hammonds, Jack France and Don Flanary.

Minister friends, Lubert Hammonds, Kelly Carter, Milligan Herron, Vernon McDavid, Eckel Herron, Joe Hill, and Gene Stallard will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley (Tipton) Jordan

Shirley Tipton Jordan, 72, Kingsport, died at home Sunday, January 8, 2012, after a battle with lung cancer. She was a homemaker who enjoyed making quilts, housekeeping and meeting new people. Shirley was a devoted Jehovah's Witness and a member of the Woodland Heights Congregation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kelly Tipton and Lillie Kinkead Tipton; sister, Beulah Kinkead; brothers, Edward (Dock) Kinkead, Charles Faye Tipton, Fred Leonard Tipton and Junior Lee Tipton.

Shirley is survived by her husband of over 50 years, John Jordan; daughters, Teresa and husband, Jerry Begley, and Brenda Jordan; granddaughter, Brianne Begley and husband Richie Wyckoff; grandsons, Andrew Begley, Adam Jordan and Jordan Tate; sisters, Myrtle Ramey and Rhonda (Bo) Hall ; brothers, James Kelly Tipton, Willie Tipton; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 with Mr. Robert Burpitt and Mr. Vaughn McCoy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:00 am at VA Mountain Home National Cemetery.

A special thanks to all the girls at Mountain States Hospice and to Dr. Dale Solomon and his nurse, Sherry for the wonderful care we received.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Kingsport Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, TN 37660-2609.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Bessie Jane (Blair) Joyce

Bessie Jane Joyce, 75, 818 Myrtle St., Kingsport, died at 1 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 6, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center. 

Formerly of Gate City, she was born in Scott County and was a member of Moore's Memorial Church.

Surviving are her husband, Clell Joyce, Chillicothi, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Emma Lillian Salley, Kingsport; one son, Hagan Vernon Joyce, Kingsport; five grandchildren; four sisters, Miss Stella Blair, Miss Mosella Blair and Mrs. Mae McClellan, all of Gate City, Mrs. Ethel Roberts, Kingsport; two brothers, Eugene Blair and Joseph Blair, both of Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Clell Vernon Joyce

KINGSPORT - Clell Vernon Joyce, 90, of East Center Street, died Saturday (Sept. 7, 2002) after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had spent most of his life in Florida, returning to Kingsport eight years ago. He was a veteran having served in the Army Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Joyce; and mother, Eva Joyce.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Mervin (Lillian) Sally, Kingsport; son, Hagan V. Joyce and wife Bennie, Kingsport; sister, Lorraine Shaw, Grants Pass, Oreg.; five granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Spivey officiating.

Burial will be at the VA National Cemetery, Mt. Home, Tenn., with military graveside services conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Serving as pallbearers are Jeff Winegar, Tommy Moore, Dave Burke, Randall Spivey, Gary More and Raymond Joyce.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Roy Joyner

(See notes for wife June below. June has Scott Co ancestors. Donald probably has Scott Co ancestors but I do not have proof.)

KINGSPORT — Donald Roy Joyner, 79, of Kingsport, went to his eternal rest on Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) at Holston Manor Nursing Home.
Donald Joyner was born in Kingsport on Sept. 23, 1929. He worked for Eastman Kodak for 35 years and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Donald served in the Army at Fort Belvior, Va. He was an avid numismatic and genealogist.
His wife, June Faye Joyner; and his parents, Lewis Quillen and Iva Mae Botts Joyner, preceded him in death. Donald and June were married for 54 loving years.
Surviving are his daughters, Brenda Moore and her husband, Quinton of Georgia and Barbara Joyner and her husband, Roland Levy of Florida; and his son, Lewis and his wife, Leslie and his grandson, Daniel of New Hampshire.
The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Services will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.
Immediately following the funeral service, family and friends will go in procession to The Garden of the Last Supper at Oak Hill Memorial Park for the military graveside service conducted by The American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Joyner to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn.
The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Donald Joyner.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edward D. "Ed" Joyner

Gate City, VA - Edward D. "Ed" Joyner, 80, of Gate City, VA, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Nova Health and Rehabilitation Center in Weber City, VA. He was born in Scott County, VA June 23, 1932 to Susie Joyner.

In addition to his parents, Edward is preceded in death by his wife, Kylene Tipton Joyner; sister, Nancy Carter; and brother, Leroy Joyner.

He is survived by four daughters, Angie Shepherd and husband Tim of Johnson City, TN, Marsha Rose and husband Jim of Mt. Carmel, TN, Lisa Akers and husband Eddie of Kingsport, TN, and Lana Laney of Gate City, VA; son, Dwight Joyner and wife Mellisa of Gate City, VA; sister, Faye Gilliam of Gate City, VA; grandchildren, April McMillian, Trina Howington, Perry Akers, Sydnee Akers, Clayton Laney, and Breeann Laney; great grandchildren, Kristen Austin, Brooke Howington, Austin Howington, Darby McMillian, and Kiara McMillian; special friend, Barbara Pierson of Kingsport, TN; special neighbors, R. D. and Eloise Stallard, Chuck and Rhonda Lindsey, and Mike Gilliam; along with several nieces and nephews.

A special Thank You goes to caregivers at Nova Health and Rehab and physical therapist, Lindsey Jones at Brookhaven Manor.

The Joyner family will receive friends Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Allen Hensley officiating. Patsy Hensley will provide the music.

Graveside services for Mr. Joyner will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Family will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edward Joyner.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

June Faye (Greene) Joyner

(Her gr-grandfather was Samuel D. Lane, a Union soldier, who moved from Greene Co, TN to Scott Co (Hiltons area) before 1890 and was there in the 1900 census. His son and June’s grandfather was Richard Isaac Layne who lived in Scott Co.. Difficult family to document)

KINGSPORT - June Joyner, 73, went to her eternal rest on Sunday (Feb. 13, 2006) at Holston Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, and one sister.

Surviving are her husband, Don; son, Lewis; daughters, Barbara and Brenda; four brothers; one sister; and one grandchild, Daniel Joyner.

The family will receive friends at Pleasant View Baptist Church today from 5 to 7 p.m.

Services will immediately follow visitation at 7 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Baker of Pleasant View Baptist Church officiating.

Graveside will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Anyone who wishes to attend graveside services are asked to meet at the grave by 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Leroy Joyner Sr.

KINGSPORT — Leroy Joyner Sr., 79, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 11, 2008) at the Wexford House in Kingsport.

He was born on May 4, 1929 in Scott County, Va. He was raised in the Daniel Boone area of Gate City.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Germany during World War II.

He returned to Gate City after his military service. He married Charlotte Harley on May 10, 1950. The couple lived in Kingsport, where they raised their 14 children.

He was a retired brick mason, who through the years earned a reputation for his quality craftsmanship, a craft that he passed along to his nine sons. He and his sons assisted in building the first Habitat for Humanity house in Kingsport.

After retiring he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and especially spending time with his granddaughter, Tara Leigh, assisting her with therapeutic horseback riding.

He was a member of Way of Life Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Rebecca Joyner on Oct. 11, 1993; his daughters-in-law, Alberta Joyner and Lisa Joyner; son-in-law, Sammy Stokes; and great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Joyner.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Carolyn Stokes, Mrs. Roger (Ruth) Clendenin, Mrs. Charles (Teresa) Thompson, Mrs. Jimmy (Sherry) Gilliam and Mrs. Wilburn (Judy) Gibson; sons, Leroy "Butch" Joyner, Jr., Jerry and wife, Donna, Steve and wife, Anita, Rick, Tony and wife, Pam, David and wife, Valerie, Mark and wife, LaShell, Rob and Jeff Joyner; sisters, Faye Gilliam and Nancy Carter; brother, Ed Joyner; 28 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

He is also survived by his Wexford House family that includes the staff, residents and their families. He was affectionately known as "Old Blue Eyes" and enjoyed sitting in the lobby drinking coffee with many of them. His life was made richer because of them.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Way of Life Baptist Church, 319 Salvation Way in Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. Services will be conducted by Pastor Johnny Gibson and Rev. Mike Owens.

Music will be provided by Nell Clamon, Gail Taylor and his granddaughter, Ariel Gilliam.

Military graveside services with be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Home Veterans Cemetery in Johnson City.

In a step toward enriching the lives of other residents, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, that contributions are made to the Wexford House Activity Department Bus Fund, 2421 John B. Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emily Denise Justice

KINGSPORT - Emily Denise Justice, infant daughter of Chad Justice and Angela Hamilton, went to be with Jesus Thursday (May 12, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Doc and Leona Clemons and Raymond and Bea Hamilton.

Survivors in addition to the parents include two sisters, Pressley Justice and Cassidy Justice; one brother, Jared Qualls; paternal grandparents, Donald Justice and Gladys Justice; maternal grandparents, Larry and Betty Hamilton and Larry and Opal Hagood; special aunt, Lisa Grindstaff; two cousins, Bruce Estep and Ricky Estep; uncle, Billy Justice.

The family extends a special thank you to the doctors and staff of Holston Valley Specialty OB/GYN, and the staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center Labor and Delivery, and to those who called, stopped by or said a prayer in support of the family in their time of need.

A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in East Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Billy Ray Courtney will officiate.

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Earl Justice

Duffield, VA. - James Earl Justice, 73, entered into rest August 6, 2009 at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, VA.

Born October 5, 1935 in Scott County, VA., he was the son of the late Howard and Iona Thompson Justice. He was retired from Robinette Trucking.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Mary Jane Justice; granddaughter, Jennifer Justice, and brother, Garland Eugene Justice.

He is survived by his daughters, Ellen Wright and husband, Roy, Church Hill, TN, Billie Jo Dockery, Church Hill, TN and Cena Iona Marshall and husband, Tim, Church Hill, TN; sons, Larry Justice and wife, Jodie, Duffield, VA, and Henderson Justice and wife, Ashley, Duffield, VA; grandchildren, Casey Justice, Adam Justice and wife, Kristin, Julia Dockery, and Amanda Wright; one great grandchild expected January 20th; one sister, Maggie Taylor, IN; lifelong friend, Geraldine "Jerri" Lucas; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other time at the residence of his daughter, Billie Jo Dockery. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kyle Akers officiating. A eulogy will be given by Greg Lucas and music will be provided by New Vision.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2009 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Tim Marshall, Adam Justice, Casey Justice, Ronnie Dockery, Greg Lucas, Phil Justice, Billy Taylor, Bobby Taylor, and Dustin Taylor will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

 

Mary Jane (Bishop) Justice

DUFFIELD, Va. — Mary Jane Justice, 71, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Monday (Jan. 14, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 14, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Charlie Bishop and Martha McNew Bishop. Mary Jane was a homemaker and attended Faith Chapel Church. She lived for her children and especially loved all her grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Justice; and brother, Roscoe (Buddy) Bishop.

Surviving are her daughters, Ellen Marie Wright and husband, Roy, Church Hill, Billie Jo Dockery, Church Hill and Ronnie Dockery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Cena Iona Marshall and husband, Tim, Church Hill; sons, James Henderson Justice and wife, Ashley, Duffield, Va., Larry Justice and wife, Jodie, Duffield, Va.; father of her children, Earl Justice, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Amanda Wright, Adam Justice and wife, Kristin, Casey Justice, Julia Dockery; step granddaughter, Cristy Miller; sister, Virginia Kerns and husband Clayton, Duffield, Va.; brother, Gene Bishop and wife, Ethel, Duffield, Va.; special sisters-in-law, Vivian Justice, Maggie Taylor and Ethel Bishop; several nieces and nephews; and her K-9 companion, “Smokey”.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence of a son, Larry Justice, 2321 Duffield-Pattonsville Hwy., Duffield, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Kyle Akers officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Rollins Cemetery in the Rye Cove community. For those wishing to attend the services, please meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Garland Taylor, Billy Taylor, Bobby Taylor, Adam Justice, Casey Justice, Phillip Justice, Ronnie Dockery, Tim Marshall and Roy Wright.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Lucinda Miller, staff of Holston Valley Medical Center and special caregiver, Dixie Qualls.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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