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Sallie (Butler) Kane

Mrs. Sallie Butler Kane, 73, Negro, of Gate City, died at the Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday [5/26/1946] at 4 p.m. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ella Thomas, Mrs. Gladys Kane and Mrs. Kedith Turner, and a sister, Mrs. Bell Stover, all of Gate City.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) at the Methodist Church for Negroes in Gate City. The Rev. Mitchell will be in charge. Burial will be in a nearby cemetery.

Kingsport News, Monday, May 27, 1946

Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie (Miller) Kaylor

LEESBURG, Fla. — Bonnie Miller Kaylor, 96, passed away Friday (Dec. 19, 2008) at Florida Waterman Hospital, Tavares, Fla.
She was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Henry and Rosa Miller. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Pearl Robertson, Della Mae Roberts, Ada Roberts and an infant sister, Lela Miller; brother, Kemp Miller.
Surviving are her sons, Don Kaylor and wife, Janice, Leesburg, Fla., Billy Kaylor and wife, Hazelle, Meridian, Idaho; grandchilren, Trent Kaylor, Boise, Idaho, Teri Brown, Portland, Oreg., Janet Masters, Boise, Idaho, Donna Craine, Hurst, Tex., Kelly Severs, Euless, Tex., James Kaylor, Euless, Tex., Brenda Donovan, Ocala, Fla. and Ralph Kaylor, Belleview, Fla.; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers, Rufus Miller, Gate City, Va. and Denver Miller, Morrison City.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Ken Hill officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Deana (Cox) Kaylor

DUFFIELD, Va. — Deana C. Kaylor, 61, of Duffield, Va., passed away on Thursday (April 26, 2012).

Born on Jan. 18, 1951, in Kingsport, Deana was a member of Thomas Village Baptist Church in Duffield, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry Cox and Bea Page Cox; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Hill.

She is survived by her husband, Lee Kaylor; daughter, Jennifer Ramey and husband, Michael, Boone, N.C.; grandchildren, Isaiah “Izzy” Ramey and Rachel “Grace” Ramey, Boone, N.C.; brother, Carson Duane Cox and wife, Myra, Duffield, Va.; mother-in-law, Jean Kaylor; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Martha McCampbell; niece, Audrey McCampbell; niece, Nicky Griffin and husband, Gerald, and family; nephew, Tony Fansler and wife, Mary, and family; special friends, Rosemary Cox and Joyce Winegar; a host of other loving friends and family.

There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home, but the family will receive friends at the residence of her brother, Carson Duane and Myra Cox.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrel Fletcher officiating.

Interment will follow in the Johnson and Head Cemetery in the Robinette Valley section of Duffield, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearer will be Isaiah “Izzy” Ramey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Mae (Taylor) Kaylor

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Edna Mae Kaylor, 85, Route 3, departed this life Thursday morning (Aug. 24, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and a charter member of Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Lelia Wade Taylor; brothers, Earl Taylor, Ottis Taylor, Claude Taylor and Carl (Buster) Taylor.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Ray W. (Bill) Kaylor, Clinchport, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Joann) Bowen, Duffield, Va.; sons, Donald Paul and wife, Roseanne Kaylor, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Robert Wayne (Bob) and Martha Kaylor, Roanoke, Texas; grandchildren, Kendall Kaylor and wife, Beth, Chattanooga, Tenn., Mark (Tony) Bowen, Menifee, Calif., Terry Robert Kaylor, Kingsport, Brian C. and David A. Kaylor, Roanoke, Texas, Lynn (Bowen) and David Kistner, Kingsport, Sharon (Bowen) and Charlie Alvis, Kingsport, Kelli Kaylor, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dawn Kaylor, Michigan; great-grandchildren, Eli Kistner, Brandi and Jennifer Alvis, Lauren and Rachel Bowen; sisters, Mrs. Gladys Gaines, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Edith Bishop, Kingsport and Mrs. Mary Alice Quillen, Gate City, Va.; very special sisters-in-law, Edna Mae Bishop, Ruby Kitzmiller and Dallas Taylor; brothers, Hobert Taylor, Clinchport, Va., and Kelly Taylor, Colonial Heights; special friends, Thelma DeBoard, Ellen Collier, Sue Vaughn, Betty Kerns, Charlotte Berry, Christine Love, Enga Stanley and Tina Rhoton.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Kerns and the Rev. Bobby Rhoton officiating.

Music will be by Kaylors Chapel Choir.

The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

Deacons of Kaylors Chapel will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearer will be Randy Hunter.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 114 Court St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 or Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church, c/o: Thelma Deboard, Route 5, Box 26, Duffield, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Lee “Buster” Kaylor

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Elmer L. (Buster) Kaylor, 58, of Rt. 1 Ft. Blackmore, died at his residence at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday [8/5/1975] after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, a farmer, and a member of the Wood Riverview Baptist Church.

He was a disabled veteran from the U.S. Navy World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wanda Stewart Kaylor; one daughter, Mrs. Julia Mae Dorton, Ft. Blackmore; two sons, Tommy Joe Kaylor, Ft. Blackmore, and David Lee Kaylor, Appalachia, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Lovina Gillenwater, Dunganon, Va., and Mrs. Leoda Honeycutt, Ft. Blackmore; one step-brother, Kilmer Greer, Detroit, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Services at Wood Riverview Baptist Church followed by burial in the Flanary Cemetery.)

 

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, August 5, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Jennings Kaylor

CORPUS CHRISTI , Tex. - Margaret Jennings Kaylor, 80, went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 29, 2007. She was born on July 28, 1926 in Kingsport to Midas and Emma Jennings. She was raised and lived in Clinchport, Va. until she met her childhood sweetheart, James E. Kaylor and they married on June 17, 1943. They traveled with the Army to various duty stations in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Massachusetts before their last duty station at N.A.S. Corpus Christi, Tex. in 1963.

She was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, sister, mamaw and grandma. She was a member of Caribbean Baptist Church and past member of the Army Wives Club, Coastal A's & Rods Club and Community Bible Study. Being a military wife, she was always actively involved in the base chapels wherever her husband was stationed, volunteering as Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school worker and her children's school activities. She retired from Fluor Bluff Independent School District in 1985 after serving 16 years as food service coordinator. She enjoyed quilting, canning, cooking and gardening, but most of all, loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Midas Jennings ; her mother, Emma Honeycutt; and sister, Juanita Conner.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James E. Kaylor of Corpus Christi, Tex.; daughters, Sandra (James) Ulbrich, Nancy (Robert) Harrison; son, Jimmy (Lynn) Kaylor, all of Corpus Christi, Tex.; sons, Jeff (Tammy) Kaylor of Romeoville, Ill., and Bradley (Allison) Kaylor of Austin, Tex.; one brother, Fred (Charlene) Jennings, Kingsport; one sister, Mary (Oakley) McDavid of Clinchport, Va.; grandchildren, Trey Burgess, Debby Cox, Shea Hernandez, Stephen Ulbrich, Tammy Kaylor, Travis Kaylor, Aaron Kaylor, James Kaylor, Devin Kaylor, Marc Kaylor and Stephanie Kaylor; and great-grandchildren, Kaedynn Ulbrich and Grayson Cox.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Seaside Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital , Driscoll Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to those surrounding her during her last days and especially to the staff and caregivers at the Heart Hospital ICU, Dr. John Carmichael and his staff, and Pastor Larry Freeman.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ray Walter "Bill" Kaylor

DUFFIELD — Ray Walter "Bill" Kaylor, born on Nov. 12, 1913 in Mendota, Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, (Oct. 27, 2007) at his home surrounded by family and life-time friends.

He was a quiet gentleman with a sharp mind. He had a sense of humor that appeared when least expected. For most of his life he wrote the days weather on his calendar. He loved to garden and do wood working projects. As a young man he helped to build Kaylors Chapel Church which he attended until his death. His favorite thing to do was study his Bible, having read it through 3-4 times during his life. He loved to speak of Moses and told the story to anyone who would listen. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1975 after 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Kaylor; parents, Kate and Coy Kaylor; brothers, Roy and Ralph Kaylor.

He is survived by his daughter, Joann Bowen and husband, Jack "Pete"; sons, Paul Kaylor and wife, Roseanne, Robert "Bob" Kaylor and wife, Martha; grandchildren, Lynn (Bowen) Kistner and husband, David, Tony Bowen, Sharon (Bowen) Lawwill and husband, Stephen, Terry Kaylor, Kendall Kaylor and wife, Beth, Kelli Kaylor, Dawn Kaylor, Brian Kaylor, David Kaylor and wife, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Brandi Alvis, Jennifer Alvis, Eli Kistner, Lauren Bowen, Rachael Bowen, Sheena (Lawwill) Newell and husband, Griff; great-great grandchildren, twins of J. Alvis, Logan and Lucinda Brewster, Jayden Newell; sisters, Edna Mae Bishop, Ruby Kitzmiller, Tommy Fannon and husband, Joe; sisters- in- law, Bonnie Kaylor, Jean Kaylor; brother, James (Jim) Kaylor.

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

Funeral service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with eulogies by Bill DeBoard and Harry Rhoton.

Music will be provided by Kaylor Chapel Church Choir.

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

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Hunter and the men of Kaylor Chapel Church. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Papaws care givers, Barbara Summey, Vena Manis, Dr. Funke, Randy Hunter and Dr. Jeff Vaughn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kaylor Chapel Church, Kaylor Chapel Lane, Duffield, Va. 24244.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Lee Kaylor Sr.

(Wife is Wilma Jean Williams, b. Scott Co.)

CHURCH HILL - Roy Kaylor Sr., 84, Church Hill, passed away Saturday (Feb. 14, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Wise County, Va., Mr. Kaylor was a retired accountant from the Tennessee Eastman Company. He served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the DAV and a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW. Roy loved spending time on his farm and tending his gardens.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Coy and Sally Kate Johnson Kaylor; and one brother, Ralph Kaylor.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Kaylor of the home; daughter, Martha and husband David McCampbell, Surgoinsville; son, Lee Kaylor Jr. and wife Deana, Weber City, Va.; sisters, Edna Bishop, Kingsport, Ruby Kitzmiller, Kingsport, Farrah Ruth (Tommie) Fannon, Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Ray W. (Bill) Kaylor, Clinchport, Va., James Kaylor, Corpus Christi, Tex.; sister-in-law, Bonnie Kaylor, Belleview Fla.; granddaughters, Audrey McCampbell and Jennifer Ramey; great-grandson, Isaiah Ramey; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Sheppard officiating.

Military honors by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW will follow the service in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Fannon, David McCampbell, Tyler Fletcher, Mack Edwards, Phil Owens, Glen Jones and Tommy Johnson.

Special thanks to good neighbor, Glen Jones, doctors and nurses of Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital emergency room and Wilcox Hall.

In memory of Roy Kaylor Sr., the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wilma Jean (Williams) Kaylor

February 15, 1934 - September 11, 2014

Church Hill, TN. – Jean Kaylor, 80, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014.

She was born February 15, 1934 in Gate City, VA. Mrs. Kaylor was of the Baptist Faith, and loved working in her yard. Jean was employed at the Weber City School Cafeteria for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy L. Kaylor Sr.; parents Monroe and Elma Hammonds Williams; twin Ilene Johnson; brother Hansel Williams; daughter-in-law Deana Cox Kaylor.

Jean is survived by her daughter Martha McCampell (David) of Surgoinsville; son Lee Kaylor of Weber City - Duffield; granddaughters Audrey Walls (Jason), Jennifer Ramey (Michael); great-grandchildren Dillion Walls, Isaiah and Rachel Ramey; sister Frances Sluss; sister-in-law Mildred Rasnick; several nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends Saturday, from 5-7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating. Music will be provided by Patsy Mason.

Graveside service will be Sunday at 3:00 pm at Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home no later than 2:15 pm to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Church Hill Health Care and Rehab.

Memorial contributions may be made to the favorite charity of the donors choice.

Colonial Funeral Home, of Scott County is serving the family of Jean Kaylor.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Williams, Lane, Kimbler, Estep, Hammonds, Bowen, Carter, Gilliam, Moore, McConnell, Compton, Dougherty, Alley, Kilgore, Quillen, Strong)

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Albert Harry Keisling Sr.

KINGSPORT - Albert Harry (A.H.) Keisling Sr., 87, passed away Wednesday (May 8, 2002).

He was born Oct. 25, 1914 in Livingston, Tenn., a son of the late J.H. and Hazel (Thrasher) Keisling. He was retired from TEC in the CE Division. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Burke Keisling who passed away in February.

Surviving are his children, Edward (Bud) Keisling, Ohio, Albert Keisling Jr., Kingsport, Karen McClure, Cottontown, Tenn., and Cindy Shipley, Kingsport; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Marie Blackburn, Kingsport; and a brother, Doug Keisling, Livingston, Tenn.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Aaron Rayburn officiating.

Graveside service and burial will follow in the Garden of Love, East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families for Beulah (Burke) Keisling – Burke, Elliott, Blizzard, Lane, McClellan.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah S. (Burke) Keisling

KINGSPORT - Beulah S. Keisling, 81, passed away Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Keisling was born in Hawkins County, a daughter of the late Oscar Freel Burke and Eliza Blizzard Burke. She was a member of Reservoir Road Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Womens Missionary Union.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Alta Hennegar, Mary Blizzard, Pearl Sandidge, Tilton, Nelson, Curtis and Bill

Surviving are her husband, Albert Harry Keisling Sr. of the home; daughters, Karen McClure, Cottontown, Tenn., and Cindy Shipley, Kingsport; sons, Albert Keisling Jr., Kingsport, and Bud K. Keisling, Ohio; grandchildren, Amy Maria, Amy Elizabeth, Holly, Eliza, Neil; great-grandsons, Coby, Caleb, Clint and Max.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. F.M. Brown officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Love in East Lawn Memorial Park.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families for Beulah (Burke) Keisling – Burke, Elliott, Blizzard, Lane, McClellan.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Allen Keith

KINGSPORT — Charlie Keith, 63, of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday (July 23, 2011), at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman, U.T. football fan and loved life and people. He was a graduate of Emory & Henry College and North Carolina State University.

He was preceded in death by his parents, G. B. and Jeannie Keith.

He is survived by his wife, Kerry Keith, Kingsport; sons, Allen Keith and wife, Betsy, Kingsport, Drew Keith, Blountville; granddaughters, Bella and Ava; sister, Rebekah Pigot and husband, John, New Orleans, La.

Charlie had a special love for his former wife, Janice Keith, with whom he shared many years of happiness and friendship. He also shared a special friendship with former wife, Angela Keith. Charlie had a dear love and affection for all those who worked for him at Mini-Fibers.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Charles Allen Keith.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Debra (Elkins) Keith

GATE CITY, Va. — Debra Elkins Keith, 55, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2009) at her residence.

Debra served as the school nurse coordinator for Scott County Public Schools. She was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church and a member of Scott County Juvenile Drug Court Staffing. Debra was a chairperson of School Health Advisory Committee. She was a member of Medical Reserve Corps, also a member of National Association of School Nurses. Debra was a 1976 graduate of Berea College (Berea, Ky.) with a Bachelors degree of Arts and Science in nursing.

She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who always put others before herself. Debra was a faithful follower of God whose final wish was that her battle with cancer would bring others closer to the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her father, Master Sgt. Bill Elkins of Columbia, S.C.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Keith, of Gate City; mother, Eula Elkins, of Bristol, Va.; two sons, Adam Keith and wife, Mary Beth of Gate City, and David Keith of Weber City; three sisters, Sherry Shirley and husband, Keith, of Salem, Va., Kim Ryan and husband, Tom, of Columbia, S.C., and Kristi Weeks, of Salem, Va.; one brother, Mike Elkins and wife Erin, of Columbia, S.C.; along with 15 nephews and 13 nieces.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 U.S. Highway 23N, Weber City. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins and Pastor Ken Pierce officiating.

Music will be provided by Grace Stidham, Stan Rogers and Trio, Katrina Smith-Toole, Scott Darnell and Brenda Byrd.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 am.

Luke Keith, Mark Shirley, Ryan Shirley, Kyle Elkins, Hunter Ryan and John Farmer will serve as pallbearers.

Dustin Weeks and Chase Weeks will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Debra E. Keith Memorial Fund, c/o New Peoples Bank, 663 E. Jackson St., Gate City, Va. 24251 to establish a scholarship for a Scott County student who plans to go into nursing or a health science profession.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Lee (Nickels) Keith

WEBER CITY, Va. — Frances Lee Keith, 81, entered into rest Wednesday (Sept. 24, 2008) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Scott County, Va. May 9, 1927 to the late Charles W. Nickels, Sr. and Lillie Fleenor Nickels.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Keith; and a sister, JoAnn Nickels Lewis.

Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Keith Houser and husband, Gary, Asheville, N.C., Janet Keith Hensley and husband, Mike, Gate City, Va., Kathy Keith Skeens and husband, Rick, Weber City, Va.; son, Jimmy Keith, Church Hill; sister, Mary Ruth Wolfe, Gate City, Va.; brother, Charles W. Nickels, Jr., and wife, Jane, Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Julie Quillen Townsend and husband, Ben, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Laura Quillen, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Katie Hensley, Gate City, Va., Dustin Collier, Lindsey Collier and Ashley Collier, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Joe Barber and Rev. Bob Lynch officiating.

Music will be provided by Judy McConnell.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Howard J. Keith

Howard J. "Big Guy" Keith, age 77 of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, March 13, 2011 at his home after a lengthy illness after having accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior on February 21st , 2011.

Mr. Keith was retired from Flatwoods Job Corps. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He was a member of GWRRA Chapter C and Domtar Motorcycle Riders. He loved riding motorcycles and working in the motorcycle club with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carly and Sophia Dingus Keith; a brother, Kyle Keith; sisters, Norma Keith and Helen Payne; and a son-in-law, Donald Morgan.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Ruby Surcey Keith; son, Michael and wife, Robin Powell Keith; daughter, Kathy Morgan; one step grandson, Bronson Netherly; special grandchildren Jessica, James and Jenna Mink; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Tuesday, March15, 2011 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM or anytime at the residence of Mr. Keith’s daughter, Kathy Morgan. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Pastor Wayne Baker, Pastor David Salley and Pastor Garry Eads, officiating. A eulogy will be given by Tom Jarrell. Music will be provided by Trish Smith, Terry Bennett, Steve Fletcher and pianist, Lynda Tucker.

The graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Garden of the Last Supper at Oak Hill memorial Park with Pastor Wayne Baker, Pastor David Salley and Pastor Gary Eads, officiating.

Members of GWRRA Chapter C and Domtar Motorcycle Riders will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Stan Hodges, HIMA, Dr. Randy McLaughlin and the staff of IPMC.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Howard J. "Big Guy" Keith.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Jimmy Keith

Jimmy Keith, 57, of Kingsport, passed Wednesday, July 13, 2011 following an accident.

A graduate of Gate City High School in 1972, he worked in the family business, Nickels Produce, then for several years as an automobile salesman, and many years in the electrical supply business with Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED).

He was a kind and loving husband, stepfather, brother, and son, who always had a smile on his face. All who knew him recognized his wit, good nature, and humor. Jimmy was a friend to all and never met a stranger. He had a heart of gold.

His parents, James Sr. and Frances Keith preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Tami Lyons Keith of Kingsport; stepchildren, Skylar Penson and Saige Penson, both of Kingsport; sisters, Carolyn Houser and husband Gary of Asheville, NC, Janet Hensley and husband Mike of Gate City, VA, and Kathy Skeens and husband Rick of Weber City, VA; sister-in-law, Penny Derrick and husband Mark of Church Hill; nieces and nephews, Julie Quillen-Townsend and husband Ben, Laura Quillen, Dustin Collier and wife Megan, Lindsey Collier, Ashley Collier, Katie Hensley, Brett Derrick and wife Annie, and Nolan Derrick; great-nephew, Maxwell Derrick; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and special friend, Jackie Bishop.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert W. “Bobby” Keith

Bobby W. Keith, 72, of Nickelsville, Virginia passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Keith was born November 15, 1940 in Dickinson County, Virginia. He was the son of the late Fletch Porter and Hulie Keith Compton.

During his lifetime, Mr. Keith worked in the automotive repair industry as a mechanic. He was a person who loved to be outdoors and loved to get out and socialize with others.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Danny Keith; and a sister, Glenna Howington.

Survivors of Bobby W. Keith include his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Kilgore Keith (Nickelsville, VA); daughter, Debbie Keith and Curtis Stallard (Ft. Blackmore, VA); 3 sons, Sammy Compton, Robert Keith, and Carl Keith (all of Nickelsville, VA); 12 grandchildren, Ashley Dean, Adam Dean, Josh Keith, Eric Keith, Derrick Keith, Craig Keith, Michael Pearcy, Jody Pearcy, Brandy Compton, Sammie Jo Compton, Amanda Compton, and Brittany Compton; 9 great grandchildren, Raven Dooley, Turner Keith, Tanner Keith, Trevor Keith, Gaige Schmoldt, Zoey Schmoldt, Jasmine Coleman, Daniel Begley, and Aden Begley; 1 sister, Betty Sue Smith and husband (Castlewood, VA); special nieces, Wilma Marshall (Nickeslville, VA), and Teresa Marshall (Nickelsville, VA); special friend, David Powers (Dungannon, VA); and many, many other special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Charlie Taylor, will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Keith Cemetery (Nickelsville, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 12:00 p.m. noon to go to the cemetery in procession. Michael Baker, Johnny Marshall, Buddy Wayne Howington, Todd Coleman, David Powers, Danny Elam, and Donnie Gibson will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

Serving the family of Bobby W. Keith is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth Ellen (Dougherty) Keith

April 16, 1918 - October 31, 2013

Ruth Ellen Dougherty Keith, of Bristol, TN, age 95, died October 31, 2013, at the home of her daughter Linda in Bristol, TN.

Born April 16, 1918 and raised in Nickelsville, Virginia, she was pre-deceased by her parents, James Wilson Dougherty and Lillie Smith Dougherty Camper, by her husband Mark Twain Keith, and brothers, Gene Dougherty, Merle Dougherty, Rev. Herbert H. Daugherty.

She married Mark in June of 1936, and together they raised nine children, all of whom survive and call her blessed. The children and spouses are James M. Keith and wife Joan, Bristol, TN; E. Gene Keith and fiance´ Betty Hashbarger, Jonesborough, TN; Louise K. Phipps, Springfield, VA; Clarence E. Keith, Wills Point, TX; Linda K. Poteat and husband Jerry, Bristol, TN; A. Wayne Keith and wife Susan, Bristol TN; Alice K. Cavanaugh and husband Thomas, Arvada, CO; Joyce K. Peak and husband Roger, Bristol, TN; and Wanda K. Barnes, Charlotte, NC.

Grandchildren (19) are Earl M. Keith, Dawn K. Bell, and Scott W. Keith; Brian Keith and Christine K. Peters; Cheyenne, Maria, Rosa, and Angelica Poteat; Craig Keith and Melissa K. Boyd; Rachel C. Reid and Christian Cavanaugh; Crystal P. Yannucciello, John Peak, and Chris Sood; Joshua and Emma Barnes; Jason Poteat.

Great-grandchildren (18) are Hannah, Holly, Megan, and Olivia Keith; Isaac and Joshua Bell; Kenaniah, Victoria, and Alexandra Keith; Gracelyn Keith; Tyler and Lane Herr; Micah and Noah Keith; Macayla, Mariah, and Joshua Yannucciello; Gavin Poteat.

Ruth is also survived by sister Marjorie D. Mullins and her husband Bert, Abingdon, VA, sisters-in-law Colleen Dougherty and Pauline Daugherty, and brother-in-law Claude Keith of Gate City, VA.

Ruth was a longtime dedicated member of the United Methodist Church, first at Sinking Springs UMC and later at Virginia Avenue UMC, serving in Sunday School, United Methodist Women, Altar Guild, Lord's Acre, and other programs. In 1967, she received the Holston Conference UMC Town and Country Award for outstanding lay service.

She loved her Lord, her family, her friends, her church, her garden, her flowers, her sewing, and was a constant blessing to all who knew her. But how can we put 95 turns around the sun on one page?

Special thanks to Sandy Eads and Donnita Frith for their special loving caregiving.

Services will be Sunday Nov. 3, 2013. A private family graveside committal at the cemetery will be followed by a Celebration of Life service at 4:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Dr. Gordon A. Turnbull will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. James T. Oxendine.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, Virginia Avenue UMC, 1127 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, TN 37620; or Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, 624 Anderson St., Bristol, TN 37620.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Weaver Funeral Home obituaries at Weaverfuneralhome.net

Submitted by Don Lane

WM. KEITH FUNERAL CONDUCTED TODAY

Dungannon, Va., Man Dies of Hemorrhage; Burial at Sinking Creek, Virginia
(Special to The Times)

DUNGANNON, Va. Aug. 9 — Funeral services for William Keith, 55, who succumbed Wednesday from a hemorrhage of the brain, were conducted today by Rev. Jeff Kelly. Burial was in the Sinking Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Keith is survived by his widow and eight children, Oscar Keith of Vallscrest, West Va., Mrs. Mona Kress, Mrs. Billy Taylor, Mrs. Nova Kress, Theodore, James, Maurice, Hola, and Alice Keith of Dungannon.

Pall bearers and flower bearers were selected from among friends  

Kingsport Times; Aug. 9, 1935  

Eugene Newton "Newt" Kelly

Rye Cove, VA - Eugene Newton "Newt" Kelly, 83, passed away, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Kelly was born in Scott County, VA on August 13, 1928 to the late James Nathaniel Kelly and Pearl White Kelly, of which he was the youngest of five children.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving in both World War II and the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Kelly Shores, Mary Freda Kelly, and Jamie Kelly Franklin; and one brother, Hobart Glenn Kelly.

He is survived by his nieces, Patricia Ball, Barbara Hall, and Mary Kay Shores, all of Duffield, VA, Jayne Shores Wells and husband, Jack, Cary, NC, Pamela Shores Bryant, Charlottesville, VA, Betty Fugate and husband, Thomas, Frankfort, KY; nephew, William James (Bill) Franklin, Jr., Duffield, VA, and Buford Wayne Sturgill and wife, Pamela, Lenox, MI; along with several great nieces and great nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, his body was cremated. His ashes will be interred in Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, VA at a date and time to be announced later.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Eugene Newton "Newt" Kelly.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Freda Kelly

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mary Freda Kelly , 85, died Wednesday evening ( Dec. 7, 2005 ) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Duffield after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers.

Born in Scott County , she resided many years in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas before returning to Clinchport. She was a retired corrections officer from the Goochland Prison for Women and also worked in her younger years as a hairdresser in the Kingsport and Scottsville , Va. areas.

She was kind, generous and fun loving. She was also a great cook, a talented seamstress and a wonderful neighbor with many friends.

Mrs. Kelly was preceeded in death by her parents, James Nathaniel and Pearl Beatrice White Kelly ; a brother, Hobart Glenn Kelly ; and a sister, Jamie K. Franklin. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Earl Lloyd Shores and Charles Jackson.

Survivors include her only daughter, Mary Kay Shores of Clinchport.; one sister, Virginia Shores of Cary, N.C.; one brother, Eugene Newton Kelly of Clinchport; nieces, Jayne and husband Jack Wells of Cary, N.C., Pamela Kelly Bryant of Charlottesville, Va., Patricia Ball of Duffield, Barbara and husband Dennis Hass of Duffield, Va., and Betty and husband Thomas Fugate of Frankfort, Ky.; nephew, William James (Bill) Franklin, Jr. and wife Janet of Duffield; several great nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family and in keeping with Freda's wishes, no formal services will be held at the funeral home and her body was cremated.

Her ashes will be interred at a later date in Centenary Cemetery in Centenary, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village .

Kingsport Times-News
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Oley Kelly Jr.

KINGSPORT - Oley Kelly Jr. passed away at 5:10 p.m. Sunday afternoon (July 18, 2004) at Brookhaven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 12, 1923 in Jenkins, Ky. He was the son of the late Oley Kelly Sr., and Vadney E. Fleming Kelly.

Mr. Kelly was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army First Infantry Division in Germany, as part of the "Greatest Generation." He was proud of his service to his country.

He retired after many years as owner/operator of Kelly's Plumbing and Heating Company in Wise, Va. He enjoyed traveling the United States and collecting and studying American antiques. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Baker Kelly; stepson, Denver R. Herron; eight brothers, Arnold Kelly, Orbie Kelly, Okey Kelly, Tom Kelly, Calvin Kelly, Clyde Kelly, Frank E. Kelly and Douglas Kelly; one step-granddaughter, Jerri Roberts; one step-grandson, Gregory Allen Tolliver; and one step-great-grandson, Derrick Christian.

Surviving are his loving wife, best friend, partner, and constant companion, Stella, of the home; his son, Denny W. Kelly and wife, Kathy, Spotsylvania, Va.; stepdaughter, Lucille M. Roberts, Kingsport; step-daughter-in-law, Susan Herron, Kingsport; sister, Della Kelly Feathers, Roswell, Ga.; brother, Dallas Kelly, and wife, Sharon, Mooresburg; grandchildren, Shawn Kelly Hagy, Abingdon, Va., Melanie Dawn Kelly, Adam Monroe Kelly, Denny Kelly Jr., all of Spotsylvania, Va.; step-grandchildren, Terri Christian, Denise Herron, Mark Tolliver, Jeremy Roberts, Jason Roberts, Conner Ray Herron, all of Kingsport; three great-grandsons; one step-great-grandson, four step-great granddaughters; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.

Special thanks to our friends for their prayers, love and support during Oley's eight years of illness. Special thanks to Dr. Mack Hicks and Wellmont Home Health nurses for their years of excellent care. Special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Scott and Brookhaven Nursing Home staff for their care and kindness. Special thanks to the nurses and CNA's for their love, care and the kindness they shared with our family. GOD BLESS.

Oley is survived and remembered fondly by family and friends.

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

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wise Cemetery, Wise, Va., with the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 and the Gate City Post # 265, Rev. Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain.

Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 and the Gate City Post # 265.

Honorary pallbearers will be Berlin Lane, Hubert Gilliam, Robert Derry, David Christian, Robert Deakins and Joe Moore.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Suite 201, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919 or the American Legion Hammond Post # 3, P.O. Box 66, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Stella Marie (Winegar) Herron-Kelly

(Descendant of Scott Co Quillen Family.)

KINGSPORT — Stella M. Herron-Kelly, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all, entered into the kingdom of heaven on Wednesday (Dec. 24, 2008).

She was born on May 3, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. She attended Temple Baptist Church. She was an avid antique collector, renowned dealer, appraiser and owner of Country Square Antiques. She also made lifelong friends during her more than 40 years as a sewing machine operator at the Kingsport Press.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Herron and second husband, Oley Kelly; parents, Clint and Clarice Winegar; sister, Ruby Dickens; son, Denver Herron; grandson, Greg Tolliver; granddaughter, Jeri Roberts; and great grandson, Derek Christian.

Survivors include her daughter, Lucille Roberts; beloved and caring grandson, Mark Tolliver and wife Lisa; other grandsons, Jeremy Roberts, Jason Roberts and Connor Herron; granddaughters, Denise Herron, Terri Christian; great granddaughters, Christina Eads, Evelyn, Samantha and Angel Roberts; great great granddaughter, Chloe Eads; brother, Jim Winegar and wife Wanda; half brother, Hubert (Earl) Hudson; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Robert and Nell Derry.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

The services will begin at 2:30 p.m. and burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Following burial service friends and family are invited to gather at her home.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Special thanks to the loving and caring staff of Asbury at Baysmont who made her feel pampered and loved. Also, a special thanks to Renee Skelton of Wellmont Hospice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, will be serving the family of Stella Kelly.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie (Scott) Kempfer

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Bonnie Scott Kempfer died Sunday ( Aug. 18, 2002 ) after an extended period of failing health.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , and raised in Nickelsville , Va. She was one of 11 children of the late Jacob Scott and Della Marshall Scott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. Kempfer; and three grandsons.

Surviving are her daughter, Jeneanne E. Gardner, New London, Pa.; sons, Charles C. Kempfer and Roger L. Kempfer, both of Riner, Va.; 10 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Jewell Barker, Brookneal, Va.; brother, Lloyd Scott, Nickelsville, Va.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Copeland officiating.

Graveside services will follow at the Nickelsville Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy L. “Bill” Kendrick

CHURCH HILL – Billy L. “Bill” Kendrick, 67, went to be with the Lord late Thursday night ( Oct. 9, 2003 ) at Indian Path Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County , Va. (Midway community) but had lived the majority of his life in Hawkins County .

Mr. Kendrick had retired from the Mead Corp. as a welder with over 33 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, L.W. and Verda Franklin Kendrick; and a granddaughter, Mallory Kendrick.

Billy (Bill) Kendrick is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Wanda Kendrick; a daughter, Donna Kendrick Vance and her husband Rick, Church Hill; two sons, Jeff Kendrick and his wife Paula, Mount Carmel, Doug Kendrick, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Garrett Kendrick, Lindsey Vance and Savannah Vance; two sisters, Ollie Belle Evans, Greeneville, Tenn., Evelyn Jessee and her husband Earl, Covington, Va.; two brothers, Roy Kendrick and his wife Galola, Johnson City, Tom Kendrick and his wife Emogene, Gate City, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Roy Tucker officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Midway).

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant Cemetery , c/o Tom Kendrick, Route 2, Box 818 , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Alene (Williams) Kendrick

GATE CITY — Edna Alene Kendrick, 80, entered into rest Sunday (Feb. 8, 2009) at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va. with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Scott County, Va. Sept. 2, 1928 to the late James Andrew Williams and Sara Elizabeth Davidson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Clyde Williams and Earnest Williams.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Doyle "Ross" Kendrick, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Wrenda Lane and husband, Steve, Maryville, Tenn.; sons, Mitchell Ross Kendrick, Berthoud, Colo., Richard Lee Kendrick and wife, Jennifer, Gate City; brother, Wilford Williams and wife, Kathlene, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Michael Stephen Lane, Kristen Nicole Lane and Emilee Dawn Kendrick; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Lonnie Townsend officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Church Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be her family and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Nancy Townsend for her care to Mrs. Kendrick and the employees of the Brian Center for their excellency while she was under their care.

Gate City Funeral Home in honored to be serving the Kendrick family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Palmer Kendrick

GATE CITY, Va. - John Palmer Kendrick , 82, died Monday (Dec. 22, 1997) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., on April 18, 1915, he was a son of the late John Oscar and Etta Mae Stallard Kendrick . Mr. Kendrick retired from A & L Industries after seven years of service. He was of the Holiness faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lovely Gillenwater Kendrick , in 1986; a son, J.P. Kendrick , in 1993; four sisters, Jolene Quillen, Nannie Marie Simmons, Ida Hensley and Mildred Kendrick ; and two brothers, Earl Clifford and Oscar Elmer Kendrick.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Brinkmeyer, Glen Burnie, Md., and Carolyn McDavid, Gate City, Va.; a son, Doyle Ross Kendrick , Gate City, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Monnie Gillenwater, Edna Nell Kilgore and Elsie Mae Childress, all of Kingsport, Manie Colter, Bristol, Tenn., and Pauline Mullins, Bristol, Va.; a brother, Broadus Kendrick , Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and his special friend and companion of many years, Ruby Brickey.

Calling hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. William J. Kendrick and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating. Music will be provided by Sereta Fleenor and the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emogene (Strong) Kendrick

GATE CITY, Va. — Emogene Kendrick , 84, of Gate City, Va., passed away on Wednesday (June 22, 2011), at her residence.

Mrs. Kendrick was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She loved working in her vegetable garden and flowers. She was a member of the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the church choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ida Mae Hobbs Strong; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Rex McConnell; brother and sister-in-law, Barnie and Cleo Strong; mother and father-in-law, Loda and Verda Kendrick ; brother-in-law, Bill Kendrick .

She is survived by her husband of 64 years and 9 months, Tom H. Kendrick , of the home; a loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law, LaWanda Musick and Willie Mack Musick of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Rebecca Baker and husband, Neal, Tommy Musick and wife, Cookie, Kellie Quillen and husband, Chris, all of Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Hannah Musick, Katie Beth Musick, Gracie Musick, Carly Quillen, Evan Baker and Olivia Baker, all of Gate City, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Galola Kendrick , Johnson City, Olla Belle Evans, Greeneville, Earl (Jr.) and Evelyn Jesse, Covington, Va., Wanda Kendrick , Mount Carmel; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Allen Karnes and the Rev. Don Large officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Willie Mack Musick, Tommy Musick, Chris Quillen, Neal Baker, Evan Baker, Don Strong and Mike Carrico.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Mack Hicks and staff, Advance Home Health and Wellmont Hospice for the loving care they have given.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, 344 Cedar Ave., Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

George Isaac Kendrick

George Isaac Kendrick, 79, Gate City died Wednesday [11/9/1949] at a hospital in Marion.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lona Stallard, of Gate City. Burial will be in the Stallard cemetery.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lona Stallard, Gate City; Mrs. Nancy Davis, Detroit; Miss Lakie Kendrick, Midway, Va.; one son, Archie W. Kendrick, Pittsburgh, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Ida B. McConnell, Surgoinsville; Mrs. Nannie Robertson, Bristol; Mrs. Mollie Gilliam, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; Mrs. Ella Benton and Mrs. Ada Benton, Gate City.

The body will remain at Huff Funeral Home until late Friday afternoon when it will be removed to the home of Mrs. Lora Stallard in the Midway community, Gate City.

Kingsport Times, Thurs., Nov. 10, 1949

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ann (Lamie) Kendrick

KINGSPORT — Mary Ann Lamie Kendrick, 20, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Thursday (March 19, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center unexpectedly.

Born in Bland County, Va., Mary Ann lived in Kingsport for 2 years. She was a graduate of Rocky Gap High School, and was a member of Pentecostal Power House Church.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew L. Kendrick, of the home; one daughter, Katie Brooke Kendrick, of the home; parents, George and Vonda Lamie; father and mother-in-law, Larry and Tammy Kendrick, of Kings- port; three sisters, Christy King and husband, Eric, of Wytheville, Va., Cindy Bailey and Darren, of Mt. Holly, N.C., and Opie Davis and husband, Justin, of Princeton, W.Va.; brother-in-law, Timothy Kendrick, of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Rebecca Jones and husband, Chris, of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dwayne Williams, Pastor Adam Williams, and the Rev. Charles A. Clark officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Johnson City Fire Fighters will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paula Lynne (Meade) Kendrick

MOUNT CARMEL — Paula Lynne Meade Kendrick, 44, passed away on Tuesday ( Dec. 18, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on May 14, 1963 in Kingsport , being the daughter of Paul and Ruth Fair Meade.

Her infant daughter, Mallory Lynne Kendrick along with her father, Paul Meade, preceded Paula in death.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffery L. Kendrick; her son, Garrett L. Kendrick (both of Mount Carmel ); her three sisters, Sharon Breeding, Susan Penley and Kim Fales (all of Kingsport ).

In honoring Paula’s wishes, she will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, Paula requested that donations be made to the Kingsport Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport , Tenn. , 37660 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Thomas Henry "Tom" Kendrick

GATE CITY, Va. — Thomas (Tom) H. Kendrick , 84, of Gate City, Va., passed away on Tuesday (July 12, 2011), at his home after a lengthy illness.

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

Tom retired from Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company after 42 years of service. He was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for many years and a member of the church choir. He was also a lifelong member of Copper Creek Ruritan Club where he served as treasurer as long as his health permitted.

He loved taking care of his yard and vegetable garden and singing with the Midway Quartet and the Scott County Choir.

Tom was preceded in death on June 22, 2011, by his wife of 64 years, Emogene Strong Kendrick , whom he adored. Tom was also preceded in death by his parents, Loda and Verda Kendrick ; brother, Bill Kendrick ; his brother-in-law, A.B. Evans; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Oscar and Ida Mae Hobbs Strong; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rex and Thelma McConnell and Barnie and Cleo Strong.

He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law, LaWanda and Willie Mack Musick; grandchildren, Rebecca and Neal Baker, Tommy and Cookie Musick, Kellie and Chris Quillen; great-grandchildren, Hannah Musick, Katie Beth Musick, Gracie Musick, Carly Quillen, Evan Baker, Olivia Baker, all of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Evelyn and Earl Jessie of Covington, Va., Olla Bell Evans of Greeneville; brother, Roy and Galola Kendrick of Johnson City; sister-in-law, Wanda Kendrick of Mount Carmel; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Allen Karnes and the Rev. Don Large officiating.

Music will be provided by Midway Memorial United Methodist Church Choir.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday 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 Willie Mack Musick, Tommy Musick, Chris Quillen, Neal Baker, Evan Baker, Don Strong, Shane Strong, John Hollowell and Mike Carrico. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mack Hicks and staff and Wellmont Hospice for the loving care they have given.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, 344 Cedar Ave., Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sheila Faye (Flanary) Kennard

FLAT GAP, Ky. — Sheila Faye Flanary Kennard, 61, the daughter of Roy and Billie Jean Flanary of Keokee, Va., passed away Friday ( June 26, 2009 ) in Lexington , Ky.

Family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Keokee , Va. and a service will follow at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to go to the Hospice of the Bluegrass , Development Office, 2312 Alexandria Dr. , Lexington , Ky. 40504 .

Courtesy of Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va., who is assisting Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky. with local arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Agnes Lucy (Starnes) Kern

Kingsport, TN - Agnes Lucy Kern, 72, of Kingsport, TN, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Kern was born in Scott County, VA on March 3, 1940 to the late Clarence and Maude Harden Starnes.

She was a member of Orebank Chapel Central Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kern and an infant sister, Juanita Starnes.

Mrs. Kern is survived by her sons, David Kern and his wife, Marilyn of Kingsport, TN , Dale Kern and fiancé Norma Christie of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Bridget Harrison and husband Steven, Sonya, Rebecca, Andrew, J.T. and Ronnie Kern; one great-grandson, Isaac Meade and a special niece, Connie Caldwell; Special Friends, Patty Melton and family, Diane Thacker and family

The Kern family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. The funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. with Reverend Lelbert Thornburg officiating. Rejoicing Voices will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the cemetery for the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Orebank Chapel Church building fund.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Agnes Lucy Kern.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Agnes Ruth Kern

DUFFIELD, Va. — Agnes Ruth Kern, 60, passed away Saturday (June 14, 2008) at her residence.

She was born June 16, 1947 in Scott County to the late Leonard and Polly Ann Alley Kern. She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother, and attended Grace Community Church.

She is survived by her three daughters, Lovely Rebecca Livesay, Mabe,Va., Alice Mae Cutshall and husband, Andy, Jonesborough, Tenn., Karen Wynell Hill, Mabe,Va.; one sister, Hazel Bernice Bryan and husband, Bill, Amerillo, Tex.; one brother, Vernon Bradford Kern and wife, Hallie, Duffield, Va; 11 grandchildren, Molly Vada Livesay, Mabe, Va., Jacob Dalton Livesay, Mabe, Va., Luke Ely Livesay, Mabe, Va., Mitchell Gage Kern, Jonesborough, Tenn., Russell Dillon Kern, Jonesborough, Tenn., Bradly Ervin Barnette, Mabe, Va., Timothy Jeffery Barnette, Mabe, Va.; two step grandchildren, Eli Cutshaw, Dalton Cutshaw, both of Jonesborough, Tenn.; several neices and nephews. Best friends, Ruby Kern, Edna Bowen, Hallie Kern, sister in law.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the home of Rebecca Livesay at 2924 Stanleytown, Rd. Mabe, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Sanders.

Music will be provided by Pendleton Church Quartet, and Virginia Kern.

Burial will follow at Kern Family Cemetery, Bishoptown Va.

Pallbearers will be Andy Cutshaw, Bradley Barnette, T. J. Barnette, Craig Falin, Michael Page, Robert Vikara.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Community Fellowship Church, RR 5, Duffield, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Andrew Lee “Tom” Kern Jr.

Andrew Lee (Tom) Kern Jr., 41, of 214 Montana St., Kingsport, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 7 a.m. Sunday. [2/25/1973] He was a native of Scott County, Va., a veteran of the Korean War, a Baptist and was employed at Holston Defense.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Perry Kern of the home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lee Kern Sr., Kingsport; three sons, Kenneth, Charles and Billy Kern, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Poe [sic, should be Beulah Pyle] and Mrs. Ruth Baldwin, both of Kingsport; three brothers, Jasper, Joe and Shelah Kern, all of Kingsport.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Andrew Lee Kern, Jr., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Gate City Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John C. Pierson and the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating, Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Monday evening. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 27, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Wayne Kern

DUNGANNON, Va. - Billy Wayne Kern, 46, passed away Thursday (Jan. 12, 2006) due to injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. He had resided in Scott County and worked as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Lee and Nellie Doris Quillen Kern; brother, Jerry R. Kern; half-brother, Kenneth Jerry Kern.

He is survived by his brother, Charles L. Kern and wife, Krista of Dungannon, Va.; half-brothers, Jeff Hall and wife, Heather of Church Hill, Scotty Hall and wife, Martha of Dungannon, Va.; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Larry and Dorothy Brickey of Big Moccasin.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Sunday at 8 p.m. with Rev. Walter Taylor and Rev. Danny Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Carter Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carolyn Sue (Bishop) Kern

August 28, 1951 - December 22, 2013

Fort Blackmore VA—Carolyn Sue Kern age 62, had her Christmas prayer answered, when the Heavenly Father called her home on Sunday (Dec. 21, 2013). She was employed by Norris Industries/Masco Tech for many years. She was a graduate of M.E.C.C. and proud employee of Holston Medical Group where she served as Medical Records Coordinator. She dearly loved all her family and spending time with them. She was an avid animal lover. Her heart, hands and finances were offered to anyone in need. She adored her grandchildren. She was a faithful servant and trusted and hoped completely in the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father and the sweet Holy Spirit.

She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Mary Venus Lane Bishop.

Preceded in death by a niece Tracy Weeks.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy Hood of Duffield, Va., her grandchildren Alisha Hood of Wise, Va., Jon Hood of Duffield, Va., and Aaron Hood of Duffield,Va. her sister Elizabeth Johnson and husband Wiley of Bristol, her brother Arnold Bishop and wife Patsy of Athens, Tn., Charles Dayton Bishop and wife Paula of Fort Blackmore, Va. three nieces LeAnna Hickman of Surgoinsville, Tn., Christina Bishop of Knoxville, TN., Susanne Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Special friends Gayle Cleek and Brenda Bishop.

The family will receive friends Thursday (Dec. 26, 2013) from 6-8 p.m. funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood and Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by David and Tara Jo Dillon.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday (Dec. 27, 2013) 11:00 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jon Hood, Aaron Hood, Gary Hale, Mike Hickman, Cody Rhoton and Scottie Cleek. Honorary pallbearer will be Emily Rhoton.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to SPCA, St. Judes or charity of your choice.

Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. of Weber City, VA. is honored to serve the Kern family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie H. Kern

Duffield, VA –  Charlie H. Kern, 67, of Duffield, VA, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, TN).

Mr. Kern was born May 18, 1945, in Scott County, VA, the son of the late Kyle Kern and Venus Bishop Kern. He loved to farm and spent his entire life doing so.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant brother and an infant sister; a brother, Bud Kern; and a son-in-law, Steven Tremblay.

Survivors of Charlie H. Kern include 3 daughters, Carolyn (Tony) Porter (Warren, MI), Brenda Ramsey and husband Wayne (Duffield, VA), Christi Newman and husband Stan (Roseville, MI); son, Charles Christopher Kern (Kingsport, TN); 11 grandchildren, including special granddaughter, Jackie Ramsey; 7 great grandchildren; 2 expected great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Patsy Pishner and husband Vincent (Mt. Carmel, TN), Della Mae Hall (Kingsport, TN), Lois Bishop and husband Charles (Blountville, TN); 2 brothers, Emory Kern and wife Stella (Duffield, VA), Don Kern and wife Pat (Duffield, VA); mother of his daughters, Mattie Reach; mother of his son, Hazel McNew; special friends, Jeff Hensley, Bossy Finch, Bill Dingus; special great niece, Mattie Hunley; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

The family of Charlie H. Kern will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). The family will also receive friends at other times at the residence of Emory and Stella Kern.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2012 in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Denny Hass and Rev. Joe Hill will officiate. Music will be provided by Denny Hass, nieces, and Jimmy, Wanda, and Dwayne Hammonds.

A graveside service will be held at Kern Cemetery (Bishoptown community) following the funeral service. Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Ashworth, Clarence Cassel, and Jeff Hensley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help cover the cost of final expenses. Donations may be mailed to Colonial Funeral Home (P.O. Box 68, Gate City, VA 24251).

The family would like to say a special thank you to Emory and Stella Kern for all the love and support they have extended to Charlie’s children and other family during this time of need.

Serving the family of Charlie H. Kern is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Jackson "Jack" Kern Sr.

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Charles Jackson (Jack) Kern Sr., 67, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 24, 2005) after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Scott County, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean conflict.

He was preceded in death by his father, Patrick Henry Kern on Jan. 5, 1957; and his mother, Lillie Jones Kern on June 7, 2003; and a brother, John Henry Kern on Sept. 20, 2004.

Surviving are his sons, Charles Jackson (Chad) Kern Jr. and friend, Tammie of Phoenix, Ariz., Joseph Patrick Kern and wife, Susie of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Glenda Monel Kern-Hutchins and husband, Brent of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Charles Joseph Kern and Brittany Elizabeth Kern, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Benjamin Lee Bauman and Amanda Marie Bauman, both of Dayton; great-grandson, Jordan Joseph Kern of Lake Havasu, Calif.; brothers, Lonnie Lee Kern and wife, Ada and Ronnie Ray Kern and wife, Donnese of Big Stone Gap; sisters, Clairmae Legg and husband, Robert of Church Hill, Anna Ruth Jessee and husband, Delmoe of Duffield, Sonja Kern-Nixon and husband, Jerry of Blountville, Sharon Nunn and husband, Roy of Bristol, Va., Trish Sexton-Stapleton and husband, Chester of Bristol, Tenn.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Legg officiating. Music will be provided by Travis Kern.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hills Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to express thanks and blessings to special caregivers, Ronnie and Donnese Kern, and Hospice nurse, Kathy Butler and staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Virginia, P.O. Box 349, Norton, VA 24273.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Claudia (Qualls) Kern

Mrs. Claudia Qualls Kern, 91, passed away, Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Lonesome Pine Medical Center, Big Stone Gap, VA.

Mrs. Kern was born in Scott County, VA on March 18, 1920 to the late Ernest Doyle and Ninnie Hamilton Qualls.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester C. Kern (2003); grandson, Tracy Bridges; and 4 sisters.

Surviving are her daughters, Judy K. Lang and husband, Wallace, Beaver Dam, VA, Peggy K. Weinerth and husband, John, Durham, NC, and; grandsons, Todd Bridges and wife, Kerri, Raleigh, NC, and Wally Lang, Ashland, VA; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Ann Williams, Clinchport ,VA; special friends, Marie and Bill Jones; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Hill and the Rev. Bill LaFollotte officiating.

Burial will follow the services at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to her neighbors and friends for the quality they added to her life with their calls and visits and to her care helpers that enabled her to live at home longer.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial remembrances may be made to the Duffield Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 297, Duffield, VA 24244.

There will be a reception following the burial in the recreational building at the First Baptist Church of Gate City, VA, 248 East Jackson Street, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Elizabeth (Quillin) Kern

Kingsport, TN — Clyde Elizabeth Quillin Kern, 94, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013. Born in Scott County, Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Gillenwater Quillin and was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Kern was the widow of the late Talmadge Kern. They were married in January 1940 and lived in Scott County until 1988 when they moved to Kingsport to be near their daughters. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Her hobbies were crocheting, embroidery. Always worked the daily newspaper crossword puzzle. She and her daughters enjoyed many hours working jigsaw puzzles. She was always “doing something” with her hands.

Preceding her in death were her sisters, Vesta Egan, Edna Greear, Myrtle Brickey, Polly Carter, Patricia Dingus and brothers, Easton, Joseph and J.B. Quillin.

She is survived by her daughters, Lucille (Bob) Lovegrove of Kingsport, Kathleen (John) Ford of Church Hill, grandchildren, Jeff (Cindy Peacock) Lovegrove of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Jonathan (Shonnie) Ford of Lynchburg, Virginia, Aundrea (Darell) Johnson of Church Hill, great grandchildren, Kayla and Devon Lovegrove of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Jacob and Maria Ford of Lynchburg, Virginia. Hope and Matthew Johnson of Church Hill, sisters, Leona Hill of Gate City, Ruth (Clyde) Collins of Gate City, Julia (Lowell) Osborne of Nickelsville, brother, R.F. Quillin (June) of Kingsport, Tennessee, sister-in-law, Yvonne Kern of Hiltons, Nell Quillin of Kingsport, Irma Jean Quillin of Kingsport, brother-in-law, Wesley (Freda) Dingus, special caregiver, Claudene (Roger) Haney, special friend and former neighbor, Peggy (Walter) Adams and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday August 6, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. and anytime of the daughters’ homes. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. and will be in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard McKee, Rev. Jeff Strong and the Rev. Roy Lester. A Tribute will be given by Shonnie Ford and music provided by Kenny Clevenger.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday August 7, 2013. At Holston View Cemetery in Weber City. Those wishing to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the funeral home no later than 10:45 a.m. Pallbearers will be Jeff Lovegrove, Jonathan and Jacob Ford, Darell and Matthew Johnson, Ronald Adams and Michael Ford. Honorary pallbearers will be Nephews, Walter Adams, Mickey Bush, Michael Bush, Lester Lovegrove, Roger Haney, Paul Stills.

Special thanks to Dr. Paul Black and Linda, and to Wellmont Hospice employees, Melissa, Nina, Susanna, Josie, Robin and Iva. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Sullivan Baptist Church Building Fund, 4152 Maplewood St. Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 or Okolona United Methodist Church, 813 Green Street, Church Hill, Tennessee 37642.

Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. of Weber City, VA is honored to serve the Kern family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Darrell Lee Kern

HILTONS, Va. - Darrell Lee Kern, 38, entered into rest Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County on Dec. 19, 1966.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Stewart Kern, 1971; his twin brother, Earl Kern, June 2005.

His children were his life; he had a way with people. He had a fantastic sense of humor and could make you laugh in the darkest hour. He was a blessing to all who knew him.

Survivors include his sons, Mitchell and Russell Kern, who reside with their mother, Hiltons, Va.; father, Lee Harold Kern, Duffield, Va.; sisters and brother-in-law, Teresa and Rex Hill, Gate City, Va., and Madeline Kern, Lebanon, Va.; grandmother, Maude M. Stewart, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; best friend and confidant, Connie Quillen.

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Sanders, Russell Sanders, Richard Sanders officiating.

Music will be provided by the family of Russell Sanders.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greene Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Earl Calvin Kern

GATE CITY, Va. - Earl Kern, 38, entered into rest Monday (June 6, 2005) at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

He was born Dec. 19, 1966 in Sullivan County and resided in Gate City, Va.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Stewart Kern, 1971.

Earl was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, brother and grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Gena Chapman Kern, Gate City, Va.; father, Lee Harold Kern, Duffield, Va.; grandmother, Maude M. Stewart, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sisters and brother-in-law, Teresa and Rex Hill, Gate City, Va., and Madeline Kern, Lebanon, Va.; twin brother, Darrell Kern, Hiltons, Va.; nieces and nephews, Mitchell Kern, Russell Kern, Lydia Lane, Will Lane, Jared Williams, Megan Williams and Jordan Williams. [These Williams children were children of his wife's half brother Julius Barney Williams and his wife Janet Culbertson Williams.]

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Sanders and Bro. Russell Sanders officiating.

Music will be provided by Voices of Salvation and the Russell Sanders Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greene Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Family and friends will be meeting at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Henard Metal Fabricators employees.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Fred Kern

DUFFIELD, Va. — Elmer Fred Kern, 67, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2007) while doing what he loved, working in his garage.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 1, 1940 and was the son of the late George Rhoton Kern and Lillie Pruitt Kern. He had worked at Bullitt Mine for Westmoreland Coal Company and retired with 26 years of service. He was a member of Scott County Life Saving Crew in the late 1970's and member of Duffield Volunteer Fire Dept. from 1972 to 1980.

Mr. Kern had attended Mabe's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Cindy Stanley, Ova Stanley, and Zelmie Stanley; brothers, Leonard Kern and Dillard Kern; one infant brother and sister.

Surviving are his wife, Fay Smith Kern, of the home; daughter, Colleen Hurd and husband, David and children, Shalee and Dalton, Duffield , Va.; son, Jeff Kern and wife, Robin and children, Derek, Melinda and Sarah, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Clayton Kern and wife, Virginia, Mabe, Va., Joe Kern and wife, Alma Ruth, Big Stone Gap, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Bro. Jackie Frazier and Bro. Kevin Vincent officiating.

Music will be provided by Bro. Jackie Frazier, Courtney Frazier Shelton and Chad Jones.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Hurd, Chris Williams, Larry Sons, Jason Lucas, Billy Williams and Jack Raby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Verlin Vaughn, Doyle Bishop, Dan Kealty, Millard Kern and Jackie Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grit Hill Community Church, 2127 Ford Ranch Road, Duffield, Va. 24244.

The family extends a special thank you to Friendship Ambulance Service, Duffield Fire and Rescue and Sunbright's Towing.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jasper Asbury Kern

BLOUNTVILLE - Jasper A. Kern, 66, 392 Center Drive, passed away Thursday (Oct. 24, 2002) at Wellmont Hospice House following an extended illness.

Mr. Kern was a native of Scott County, Va., but had spent most of his adult life in Sullivan County. He attended Indian Ridge Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, a member of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, the University of Tennessee Alumni Association, First District Pharmaceutical Association, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict, and was president and co-owner of Mount Carmel Drug, Inc., established in 1965.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Lee, Sr. and Mary Ella Walling Kern; two sisters, Odessie Viola Kern and Martha Jane Kern; four brothers, Joe Neal Kern, Shelah Carlton Kern, Charlie Kern and Andrew Lee Kern Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Smith Kern, of the home; stepson, Chuck McLain and wife, Becky McLain, Church Hill; unborn granddaughter, Carlee Rose McLain; two sisters, Virginia Ruth Kern Baldwin and Beulah Mae Kern Pyle, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Chuck McLain, Henry Millard, Rod Sparks, Adrian Smith, Jim Smith, Mike Plechia, Brian McKinney and Brent McKinney.

Honorary pallbearers will be Coy Bellamy, Bob Bowen, Claude Cain, George Gruber, Clayton McKinney and Otis Munsey.

The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to Wellmont Hospice Home, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Karl Ray Kern

Ft. Blackmore, Va. - Karl Ray Kern, infant son of William J. and Lola Darnell Kern, died at home Thursday night [8/15/1946].

He is survived by his parents, paternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Worley Kern, maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Darnell and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Julia Kern.

Burial will be in the Mann Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Saturday with the Rev. Thacker officiating.

Kingsport News, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth "Kenny" Kern

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Kenneth "Kenny" Kern, 35, passed away Thursday (Jan. 12, 2006) at Holston Medical Center due to injuries received from an automobile accident.

He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., and had resided in Scott County, Va.

He worked for Snack Alliance.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew L. Kern; and two half-brothers, Jerry Kern, and Billy Wayne Kern.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Perry Brickey and step-father, Larry R. Brickey, both of the home; one half-sister, Lori Pendergrass of Clinchport, Va.; two half-brothers, Charles L. Kern and wife Krista of Dungannon, Va., and Anthony W. Brickey and wife Tina of Dante, Va.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Larry and Dorothy Brickey of Big Moccasin.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel Sunday at 8 p.m. with Rev. Walter Taylor and Rev. Danny Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Carter Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lee Harold Kern

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Lee Harold Kern, 80, Ft. Blackmore, VA entered into rest Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, VA.

Born May 6, 1933 in Scott County, VA, he was the son of the late John Orbin and Mary Lane Kern.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Marie Stewart Kern; sons, Earl Kern and Darnell Kern; sister, Ollie Kern Baldwin; brothers, Wilson Kern, J.P. Kern, Fred Kern, Arlin Kern, Johnny Kern and infant brother, Willie Walker Kern; and mother-in-law, Maude Stewart preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Hill and husband, Rex, Gate City, VA and Madeline Kern, Rye Cove, VA; grandchildren, Mitchell Kern and Russell Kern; brother, Charles Clint Kern and wife, Martha Louise, Rye Cove, VA; daughter-in-law, Gena Kern, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no formal visitation or service.

Burial will be at 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 9, 2013 in Greene Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lee Harold Kern.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lester C. Kern

DUFFIELD, Va. - Lester C. Kern, 89, died Monday morning (Dec. 8, 2003) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Enoch and Jemimah Vicars Kern and was a retiree of Sterling Mining Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor, he and his loving wife Claudia were merchants in the Duffield community for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Claudia Qualls Kern of Duffield; daughters, Peggy K. Weinerth and husband John of Durham, N.C., and Judy K. Lang and husband Wallace of Beaver Dam, Va.; grandsons, Todd Bridges and wife Kerri of Raleigh, N.C., and Wally Lang and wife Crystal of Ashland, Va.; great-grandchildren, Cameron Bridges and Claire Bridges.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

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

Music will be provided by members of the Thomas Village Baptist Church choir.

Committal services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wally Lang, Todd Bridges, Gary Williams, Jimmy Kern, Ronnie Kern, Ernie D. Williams and John Gayewski.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Jones, Gerald Miller, John Henry Shupe, Vernon Rhoton and Benny Frazier.

In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church, P.O. Box 267, Duffield, Va., 24244 or Duffield Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 78, Duffield, Va. 24244.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Kay (Kinkead) Kern

Apr 2, 1940 – Dec 31, 2005

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mrs. Linda Kay Kern, 65, Ft. Blackmore, entered into rest Saturday (Dec. 31, 2005) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor in Kingsport.

Mrs. Kern was born in Scott County, Va., on April 3, 1940, the daughter of the late Clarence Asbury and Nannie Salling Kinkead.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Edwards and Georgia Edens.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde C. Kerns, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy Hudson and husband, Darl, Lynchburg, Va., and Billie Lynn Darnell and husband, Hubert, Gate City, Va.; son, Clyde Curtis Kern Jr., Ft. Blackmore; grandchildren, Will Wilson, Holly Darnell, Tatum Darnell and Eleah Wilson; sister, Charlotte Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brothers, James Kinkead and Billy Kinkead, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews and many friends whom she loved.

A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday (Jan. 8, 2006) at Slant United Methodist Church at 12 noon with the Rev. Richie Neese officiating.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Patsy, Cathy and Tracy for their love and support.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Kern family.

[First husband was Billy Darrel Brickey.]

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Kinkead, Salling, Hill, Starnes, Flanary, Tate, Williams, Quillen, Davidson, Carter, Lane)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mamie Eva (McNew) Kern

SORRENTO, Fla. - Mamie E. Kern, 84, formerly of the Stanleytown community, entered into rest on Saturday (July 8, 2000).

Born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 12, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Lillie McNew. She spent most of her life in Scott County and was a member of Durhams Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Kern in 1989; four sons, Ray, Rex, Roy and John (Buddy) Kern; and one brother, Clyde Lark.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Gene Carter, Clinchport, Va., and Vonda and Willis Carter, Sorrento, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Roy (Agnes) Kern, Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ken Jr. and Patsy Kern, Sanford, Fla., Tony and Freda Kern, Lake City, Fla., and Terry and Allison Kern, Deltona, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Stanley, Kingsport; one brother, Rufus Lark, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and also receive friends at the home of Gene and Faye Carter, Stanleytown community.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Hill and the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating.

Music will be provided by the Durhams Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be in the McNew Family Cemetery, Stanleytown community.

Pallbearers will be Rick Carter, David Kern, Scott Kern, Mark Carter, Clifton Kern, Travis Kelly, Partrick Carter and Joseph Gilliam.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy Lee Kern

Nancy Lee Kern, 68, 2305 Ash­wood Avenue, Kingsport, died Wednesday (April 27, 1994) at In­dian Path Medical Center.

Born in Norton, Va., she lived in the Kingsport area most of her life. She was a retired LPN for Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center for many years and was a member of New Covenant Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. W.E. Kern; three brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one sister, Linda Abshire, Kentucky; two brothers, James W. Kern, Church Hill and Joe Kern, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Walters officiating.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Polly Ann (Alley) Kern

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Polly Ann Alley Kern , 74, Route 4, (Mabe Community), passed away Saturday morning (Nov. 13, 1999) at her daughter's residence. She was born in Scott County on July 8, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Vernon Bradford and Laura Angalina Bates Alley. Mrs. Kern was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Kern ; grandson, Leonard Bradford Kern ; sister, Zella Williams; brothers, Gilbert, Ralph, Joe, and Loffie Alley.

Surviving are daughters, Agnes Ruth Hill, Clinchport, Va. and Hazel Bernice Bryan, Fritch, Texas; son, Vernon Bradford Kern , Clinchport, Va.; seven grandchildren and one step-grandson; eight great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; sister, Iva Lane, Fort Blackmore, Va.; brothers, Eugene Alley, Weber City, Bud Alley, Detroit, Mich., Chester Alley, Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Kern officiating. Music will be by Durhams Chapel Quartet. Burial will be at Kern Cemetery, Clinchport, Va. Pallbearers will be Billy Alley, Johnny Alley, Robbie Bryan, Bill Bryan, and Chester Alley.

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Susan Emma "Sussie" (Tomlinson) Miller Kern

KINGSPORT — Susan Emma Kern, 103, of Kingsport, (formerly of Rye Cove, Va.) passed away Feb. 7, 2009.

She was born at Natural Tunnel, Va., on April 6, 1905.

Susie and her late husband, Rufus, were merchants in the Rye Cove community for many years. She enjoyed traveling and attended Orebank Missionary Baptist Church until she was 101. She was a sweet, kind and loving woman who was known for her wonderful sense of humor. She loved her family and spending time with them. She attributed her long life to always being good to everyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Kate Tomlinson; first husband, Enoch Miller; second husband, Rufus Kern; son, Guy Kern; grandson, Gary Miller; son-in-law, Jack Powers; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Miller; and sisters, Mattie Lane, Venus Taylor and Bertie Goode.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Powers; son, E.L. Miller and wife, Margaret; grandsons, Jimmy Miller and wife, Connie, Terry Miller and wife, Bonnie, and Garnetta Miller; granddaughters, Sharon Clendenen and husband, Cecil, Susan Fannon and husband, Jack and Beverly Barnes and husband, Ken; daughter-in-law, Phebe Kern. She is also survived by several great and great-great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral services will immediately follow with the Rev. David H. Foster officiating.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Cecil Kern officiating. It is requested that family and friends meet at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. to go in procession.

Her family would like to express their thanks for the wonderful kindness and loving care shown to our mother during her stay at Holston Manor. Special thanks to Barbara, Pat, Shelby, Lornia, Darliss, Mariam, Eula, Wes and Christine. We would also like to thank Cecil and Wanda Kern, Grover and Irene McDavid, and Pastor Joe Hill who faithfully visited our mother.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Susan (Susie) Emma Kern.

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Verna M. (Cox) Kern

GATE CITY, Va. - Verna M. Kern, 70, Route 4, Hilton Road, Gate City, died early Saturday morning (Sept. S, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City. She was also a member and chaplain of Rebecca Lodge #86, Gate City and a member of the Order of Eastern Star #116, Gate City.

Surviving are her husband, John W. Kern, Gate City; one brother, Troy Cox, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Warren Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Lynch officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

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William J. "Bill" Kern

CHURCH HILL -- William J. (Bill) Kern , 73, 426 Christian Bend Road, died Sunday (June 21, 1998) at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Ft. Blackmore, Va., he had spent most of his adult life in Hawkins County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754 and the Kingsport American Legion Post. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member and trustee of Cedar Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by three infant children; his parents, Worley Wesley and Nancy Baldwin Kern ; and two sisters, Callie Martin and Effie Flanary.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Goad Kern , Church Hill; six daughters, Mrs. Robert (Verna) Light, Rogersville, Mrs. David (Tammy) Morrison and Mrs. Johnny (Joyce) Hinson, both of Church Hill, Mrs. Roger (Shelby) Fields, Kingsport, Ms. Brenda Wilson, Blountville, and Ms. Ruby Parent, Kingsport; four sons, Paul Kern , Kingsport, Johnny Kern , Church Hill, Hagen Kern , Daytona Beach, Fla., and Billy Kern , Pearson, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. Jobe officiating.

Burial will follow at McPheeters Bend Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754.

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William L. “Bud” Kern

  DUFFIELD, Va. - William L. Bud Kern, 72, of Duffield, Va., passed away on Tuesday (July 27, 2010) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Kern worked for Lee Mann Mining for several years and then retired from A&L Industries as a concrete finisher. He attended Durham Chapel Church and was a singer with the Gospel Light Quartet. He loved to sing for the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Agnus Kern; one infant brother and sister; father, Kyle Kern and mother, Venus Kern.

He is survived by his son, Leon Kern and wife, Deborah, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Josh Kern and wife, Alisha, Bishoptown, Tracy Reed and husband, Terrell, Gate City, Va., Kip Kern, Duffield, Va.; great-grandchildren, Allison Reed, Lex Reed and Ty Reed, all of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Della Hall, Kingsport, Patsy Pishner and husband, Vince, Mount Carmel, and Lois Bishop and husband, Charles, Kingsport; brothers, Emory Kern and wife, Stella, Donnie Kern and wife, Patsy, and Charlie Kern, all of Bishoptown; several nieces, nephews and many close friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Kern and the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Music will be provided by Durham Chapel Quartet.

Pallbearers will be brothers-in-law and friends.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kern Family Cemetery in Bishoptown. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery

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Rev. Bruce Kerns

GATE CITY, Va. - Rev. Bruce Kerns, 69, Route 6, Daniel Boone community, departed this life suddenly early Thursday morning (Dec. 21, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Rev. Kerns was a Virginia licensed funeral director and had been employed by Scott County Funeral Home since 1970, where he was presently serving as manager.

He had been pastor of Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bass Kerns and Louise McDavid Kerns; and brothers, Claude Kerns and Lyle Kerns.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Rhoton Kerns, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Deborah Kerns Hensley, Gate City, Va.; grandson, Brandon Hensley, Gate City, Va.; and nephew, Darrell Kerns, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Duncan and the Rev. Daryle Hurd officiating.

Music will be by the Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church Choir.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Post No. 3382 of Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be the staff of Scott County Funeral Home, the Rev. R.D. Stallard and Jim Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be area ministers and funeral directors.

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

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Charles Darrell Kerns

CHURCH HILL — Charles Darrell Kerns, 67, of Church Hill, formerly of Scott County, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( June 30, 2009 ) at his home.

Charles was a member of Community United Methodist Church . He was employed by Mead for over 40 years until his retirement. Charles was a gifted writer of poetry, who loved to share his poems with others. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Avanell Spears Kerns.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Jennings Kerns, daughter, Wendy Benton and husband, Tim of Gate City, Va.; two sons, Tony Kerns and wife, Debbi of Sevierville, Tenn., and Lanny Kerns and wife, Susan of Ridgecrest, Calif.; six grandsons, Justin Kerns, Brandon Morgan, Hunter Kerns, Logan Kerns, Tyler Benton and Creed Benton; seven great-grandchildren, Logan Lifford, Cameron Kerns, Allison Kerns, Isabella Kerns, Kade Morgan, Madison Schubert and Taylor Schubert. Charles is further survived by an extensive family.

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

Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Charles Kilbourne, Dr. Dwight Kilbourne, the Rev. Mark Kilbourne, the Rev. Josh Kilbourne and the Rev. Nathan Kilbourne officiating.

The family would like to thank the Drs. At K.H.O., Dr. Charlene Grigsby and the Caris Hospice Group for the care given to Charles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church , 107 River Chase Drive , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Charles Darrell Kerns.

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Hazel E. (Hammonds) Davidson Kerns

KINGSPORT - Hazel E. Hammonds Kerns, 68, Kingsport, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on July 25, 1935. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carmine and Beulah Spears Hammonds; one brother, Franklin Hammonds; half brother, Melvin Lee Hammonds.

Surviving are her husband, James R. (Jim) Kerns, of the home; one daughter, Valerie Davidson, of the home; two sons, Jeffery Ray and wife Lisa of Kingsport, and Michael Davidson of Kingsport; three stepsons, Joe Kerns of Bluff City, Jason Kerns Colley of Elizabethton, and Justin Kerns Colley of Blountville; one half sister, Marlin Jo Hammonds of Church Hill; one brother, Mel Hammonds of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends anytime at the home, 188 Emmitt Street.

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

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

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James Ray Kerns

GATE CITY, Va. - James Ray Kerns, 63, of Park Street, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born April 3, 1942 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Walter Ray Kerns and Emma Jane McDavid Kerns Lawson. He was retired from Oakwood Grocery Stores (Whites) as a meat-cutter.

He was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church and was a faithful singer and musician with the Gateway Singers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and an infant sister.

Surviving are his loving wife, Selma Lane Kerns of the home; three sons, James Allen Kerns and wife Donna of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Eddie Lee Kerns and wife Ann of Kingsport, Mack Lynn Kerns and wife Regina of Gate City; special grandchildren, Mandy Kerns, Layla Kerns, Justin Kerns, Samuel Allen Kerns, Adam Kerns, Michael Ray Kerns and Lawrence Kerns; stepsons, Michael L. Taylor and wife Anita of Gate City, Tony Taylor and wife Teresa of Gray, Ricky Taylor and wife Debbie of Bluff City; stepgrandchildren, Michael Taylor, Zachary Taylor, Rick Taylor, Andrew Taylor and Alex Taylor; two sisters, Edna Mae Grizzle of Kingsport, Betty A. Sarber of Clinchport, Va.; one brother, Johnny L. Kerns and wife Valerie of Clinchport, Va.; former daughter-in-law and special friend, Sheila Taylor of Kingsport; several cousins and other family members also survive.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the family home, 215 Park Street, Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kenny Hammond officiating.

Music will be provided by the Gateway Singers.

Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kerns Family Cemetery, Rye Cove, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for the services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Jo Marie (Fletcher) Gillenwater Kerns Kerns

DUFFIELD, Va. — Jo Marie Kerns age 78, passed away Wednesday (July 19, 2006) at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield.

She was born in Hawkins County, was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Charlie Kerns; son, Bobby Kerns; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; two sisters.

Surviving are her husband, Lee H. Kerns, Duffield, Va.; daughter, Maudie (Brenda) Collins and husband Bobby, Kingsport, Linda (Betty) Tipton and husband Paul, Gate City, Va., Jo (Sis) Skeens and husband Bobby, Kingsport; sons, Carroll Gillenwater and wife Judy, Gate City, Va., Silas (Buck) Kerns and wife Linda, Castlewood, Va., Charlie (Grub) Kerns and wife Minnie, Kingsport; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Private family graveside services will be at Mt. Pleasant Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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John Orbin “Johnny” Kerns

CLINCHPORT, Va. - John Orbin “Johnny” Kerns, 80, entered into eternal rest on Saturday ( April 20, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mr. Kerns was born in Wise County , Va. , on August 25, 1921 , son of the late John and Mary Lane Kerns.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Kerns on September 3, 1977; his second wife, Louise Tomlinson Kerns on January 11, 2000; sister, Ollie Baldwin; brothers, James A. Kerns, Wilson Kerns, Willie Kerns, J.P. Kerns and Fred Kerns.

Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee H. and Marie Kerns, Duffield, Va., and Charles C. and Martha Lou Kerns, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Ellen Thompson.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Garry Hood, the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

Junior Smith and the Family Tradition will provide music.

Burial will follow at the Emory Tomlinson Cemetery in the Pattonsville community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Lester C. Kern

DUFFIELD, Va. - Lester C. Kern, 89, died Monday morning (Dec. 8, 2003) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Enoch and Jemimah Vicars Kern and was a retiree of Sterling Mining Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor, he and his loving wife Claudia were merchants in the Duffield community for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Claudia Qualls Kern of Duffield; daughters, Peggy K. Weinerth and husband John of Durham, N.C., and Judy K. Lang and husband Wallace of Beaver Dam, Va.; grandsons, Todd Bridges and wife Kerri of Raleigh, N.C., and Wally Lang and wife Crystal of Ashland, Va.; great-grandchildren, Cameron Bridges and Claire Bridges.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

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

Music will be provided by members of the Thomas Village Baptist Church choir.

Committal services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wally Lang, Todd Bridges, Gary Williams, Jimmy Kern, Ronnie Kern, Ernie D. Williams and John Gayewski.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Jones, Gerald Miller, John Henry Shupe, Vernon Rhoton and Benny Frazier.

In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church, P.O. Box 267, Duffield, Va., 24244 or Duffield Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 78, Duffield, Va. 24244.

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Louise (Tomllinson) Bledsoe Kerns

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Louise Tomllinson Kerns, 64, Route 3, entered into rest Tuesday ( Jan. 11, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Scott County, Va. May 15, 1935 , a daughter of the late Worley and Fannie Gibson Tomlinson. She was a homemaker and had lived her life in Scott County .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Oscar Bledsoe, who died Oct. 9, 1972 ; two sisters, Cora Graham, Frankie Tomlinson; two brothers, Charlie and Kernal Tomlinson; two half-sisters, Stella May Tomlinson and Ethel Tomlinson.

Mrs. Kerns is survived by her husband, Johnny Kerns, Duffield, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-­law, Helen and Walt Kern, Kendallville, Ind. and Cathy     Kerns, Clinchport, Va.; one granddaughter, Shawn Berry, Kendallville, Ind.; three sisters, Ellen Thompson, Sarah Christian and Lizzibe Fritz, all of Duffield, Va.; two brothers, Bill Tomlinson, Stickleyville, Va. and Robert Tomlinson, Wise, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Duffield Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her sister, Ellen Thompson.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evang. Garry Hood and the Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

Burial will be in Emory Tomlinson Cemetery , Pattonsville Community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Lowell Rex Kern

EATONVILLE, Ga. - Lowell Rex Kern, 23, of Eatonville, Ga., formerly of Scott County, Va., died at Athens General Hospital in Athens, Ga. early Wednesday [6/13/1973] from injuries received in an automobile accident Tuesday night. He was a veteran of Vietnam and a Baptist.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kern, Clinchport, Va.; one daughter, Christina Marie Kern, Madison, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Faye Carter, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Vonda Carter, Sanford, Fla.; Five brothers, John Kern, Madison, Ga., Roy Kern, Kingsport, Tony and Kenneth Kern Jr., both of Sanford, Ga., Terry Kern, Clinchport, Va.

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Funeral services for Lowell Rex Kern will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Durhams Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Huffman and Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating. There will be a short service at the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel in the Gate City Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the McNew cemetery. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

KINGSPORT TIMES / Thursday, June 14, 1973

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Lyle Kerns

GATE CITY, Va. - Lyle Kerns, 71, Route 6, Gate City, Va., Daniel Boone Community, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va. and was retired from General Shale and Band Box Cleaners. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, O.B. and Louise McDavid Kerns and one brother.

Surviving are his wife, Avanell Speers Kerns; one son, Charles Darrell Kerns, Gate City, Va.; three grandchidren; two great-grandchidren; and one brother, Bruce Kerns, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

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Roy Thomas Kern

Roy Thomas Kern, 61, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Oct. 10, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 3, 1937, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Mamie Eva McNew Kern.

He attended Orebank Central Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lowell Rex and Cecil Ray Kern.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Starnes Kern, Kingsport; his mother, Mamie Eva Kern, Sorrento, Fla.; two sons, David and Ronald Kern, both of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Bridgett, Sonya, James Thomas (J.T.), Rebecca and Andrew Kern; two sisters, Beulah Faye Carter, Clinchport, Va., and Vonda Carter, Sorrento, Fla.; four brothers, John (Buddy) Enoch Kern, Nashville, Ga., Kenneth Charles Kern, Sanford, Fla., Michael Anthony Kern, Lake City, Fla., and Terry Lee Kern, Deltona, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 5744 Orebank Road, Kingsport.

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

Burial will be Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

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Selma Louise (Lane) Taylor Kerns

December 19, 1932 - June 18, 2014

Gate City, VA - Selma Louise Lane Kerns, 81, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Kerns was born in Scott County, VA on December 19, 1932 to the late Rev. Lucian H. and Ethel Loucella Lane.

She was Office Manager with State Farm Insurance for many years. She sang and played in several gospel quartets throughout Scott County. She was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Jimmy Ray Kerns; brother, Willard Cecil Lane; Father of her children, Marvin Jack Taylor and step-mother, Sarah Baker Lane preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Helen McDavid and husband, Allen; sons, Michael Lynn Taylor and wife, Anita, Gate City, VA, David “Tony” Taylor and Teresa, Kingsport, TN, and Ricky M. Taylor and wife, Debbie, Bluff City, TN; grandchildren, William Michael Taylor, Zachary Lee Taylor, Rick Anthony Taylor and wife, April, Andrew Lane Taylor and wife, Ashton, and Alex Trey Taylor; great-grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Jack Taylor, Brianna Taylor and Aden Taylor; step-sons, Allen Kerns, Mack Kerns and Eddie Kerns; step-grandchildren, Miranda (Mandy) Mitchell and husband, Jake, Layla Kerns, Justin Kerns and Sammy Kerns; step-great grandchildren, Brenton Sloan, Jaxon Mitchell, Haley Kerns and Natalie Kerns; sisters-in-law, Jimmie Lane, Weber City, VA and Edna Grizzle, Kingsport, TN; brother-in-law, Johnny Kerns, Clinchport, VA; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7p.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kenny Hammonds officiating. True Faith Quartet and Josh Gilliam will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Michael Taylor, Rick Taylor, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Alex Taylor, Joshua Roberts, Michael Lane and Jim Carroll will serve as pallbearers. Ashley Taylor, Jack Taylor, Brianna Taylor and Aden Taylor will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Selma Louise Lane Kerns.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Silas "Buck" Kerns

CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Silas (Buck) Kerns, 57, went home to be with his heavenly Father, Saturday (Jan. 17, 2009) at his home.
Born Feb. 12, 1951, a son of the late Charlie J. Kerns and the late Jo Marie Kerns, he was of the Christian faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Bobby.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Linda Kerns; a daughter, Brandie Kerns, Castlewood; three sons, Glenn Kerns, Castlewood, Ernie Lampkins and wife, Monica and Curtis Lampkins and wife, Crystal, all of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Damian Whited, Diamond Whited, Rodney Lampkins and Katlin Lampkins; three sisters: Maudie (Brenda) Collins and husband, Bobby, Kingsport, Linda (Betty) Tipton and husband, Paul, Hiltons and Jo (Sis) Skeens and husband, Bobby, Kingsport; two brothers, Carroll Gillenwater and wife, Judy, Gate City and Charlie (Grub) Kerns and wife. Minnie, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today prior to the service at Combs Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Virgil Musick and the Rev. Ted Rasnake officiating.
The committal service and burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Those attending are to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m. to go in procession.
Pallbearers will be Ernie Lampkins, Curtis Lampkins, Glenn Kerns, Johnny Adams, Ancil Murphy and Mike Chafin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tracy Akers, Justin Newell and Dudley Slate.
Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, Va. 24266, (276) 889-4444 is serving the Kerns family.

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Venus L. (Bishop) Kerns

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Venus L. Kerns, 77, Route 4, died late Saturday (Feb. 15, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a homemaker and attended the First Pentecostal Church of Rye Cove.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lincoln and Laura Gilliam Bishop; three sisters, two brothers, and an infant daughter and son.

Surviving are her husband, Kyle E. Kerns; three daughters, Della M. Hall and Mrs. Vincent (Patsy) Pishner, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Charles (Lois) Bishop, Gate City; four sons, Emory, Bud, Charles, and Donnie Ray Kerns, all of Clinchport; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Guy (Georgia) Tipton, Clinchport, and Mrs. Pearlie Bishop, Kingsport; and one brother, James H. Bishop, Kingsport.

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

Services wi II be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Kerns Cemetery in Rye Cove.

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William J. "Bill" Kern

CHURCH HILL -- William J. (Bill) Kern , 73, 426 Christian Bend Road, died Sunday (June 21, 1998) at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Ft. Blackmore, Va., he had spent most of his adult life in Hawkins County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754 and the Kingsport American Legion Post. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member and trustee of Cedar Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by three infant children; his parents, Worley Wesley and Nancy Baldwin Kern ; and two sisters, Callie Martin and Effie Flanary.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Goad Kern , Church Hill; six daughters, Mrs. Robert (Verna) Light, Rogersville, Mrs. David (Tammy) Morrison and Mrs. Johnny (Joyce) Hinson, both of Church Hill, Mrs. Roger (Shelby) Fields, Kingsport, Ms. Brenda Wilson, Blountville, and Ms. Ruby Parent, Kingsport; four sons, Paul Kern , Kingsport, Johnny Kern , Church Hill, Hagen Kern , Daytona Beach, Fla., and Billy Kern , Pearson, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. Jobe officiating.

Burial will follow at McPheeters Bend Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jean (Jones) Kerney

KINGSPORT — Betty Jean Jones Kerney, of Kingsport, went to be home with the Lord on Thursday (June 30, 2011) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She graduated from Shoemaker High School and was an elementary school teacher’s aide for over 30 years. Betty Jean was very active and held many offices in the Republican Party, both on the state and county levels having been personally invited to and attended Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush. In addition, she was also very active in the community which was greatly appreciated.

She was a born again Christian and a member of the Kingsport First Assembly of God Church on Brandon Lane.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kyle and Leona Quillen Jones; son, Dennis David Kerney; brother, Elmer Jones; and two sisters, Velma Goff and Linda Jones.

Survivors include her husband, John D. Kerney, of the home; three sons, Gregory Scott Kerney of Sharps Chapel, Tenn., Andy Kerney and wife, Jennifer of Blaine, Tenn., and Michael Andrew Kerney of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Scott, Drew, Adi, Amber, Nicole, Dustin, Dalton and Morgan; four great- grandchildren; two brothers, Billy Kyle Jones and wife, Pat of Hiltons, Va., and Harold Jones of Gate City, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport with Pastor Phillip McElhenny officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The family has honored Betty Jean’s request for cremation.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda Marie (McClellan) Kerr

Car Crash Kills Former City Woman

A former Kingsport woman, Mrs. Wanda McClellan Kerr, 27, was killed in an auto crash early Tuesday [6/17/1969] near Washington. D.C., Virginia State Police reported.

Mrs. Kerr, of Charlestown, W. Va., who had spent her entire life in Kingsport before her marriage three months ago, died in the accident about 5:50 a.m. while on her way to work at Dulles Airport near Washington, officials said.

Virginia State Police said the accident happened on Route 28, approximately one mile south of Sterling, Va., not far from the airport.

Police said Mrs. Kerr and her husband, Charles D. Kerr, were enroute to the airport, where both were employed, when their auto went out of control on a curve, went over a 40-foot embankment, and turned over several times.

Kerr remained in serious condition last night at a local hospital.

Surviving Mrs. Kerr, besides her husband, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McClellan of Kingsport; and seven brothers, J. C. and Roy Wayne McClellan, both of Kingsport, Ray McClellan of Arcola, Va., Carl McClellan of Lovettsville, Va., Bennie McClellan of Leesburg, Va., Henry McClellan of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Bobby McClellan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The body will be returned to Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

From article in Kingsport Times of Wednesday, June 18, 1969

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wilma (Wood) Kerr

Atlanta, GA – Wilma Wood Kerr, 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Ms. Kerr was born July 14, 1939 in Scott County, VA, to the late Roy and Grace Wood.

After graduating from Gate City High School (Gate City, VA) in 1956, she attended St. Mary’s Nursing School (Knoxville, TN), graduating 3 years later.

Wilma married in 1959 and thereafter moved to Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1964, Wilma gave birth to her only child, Pamela Lynn. In 1966, the Kerr family moved to Chicago, Illinois. During her 16 year stay in Chicago, Wilma maintained the family home, raised her daughter, and worked in a professional capacity at a local hospital and family practitioner’s office. After her daughter left home for college in 1982, Wilma moved several times before becoming a fulltime resident of Atlanta, Georgia in 1984. In Atlanta, she held several nursing and nursing-related management positions including a position at Northside Hospital, where she retired in 2006 after 16 years of service.

While in Atlanta, Wilma met her partner of over 20 years, Joseph Branon, who passed away 2 years prior in July 2011. Wilma was a devoted mother, companion and friend. She took great joy in the journeys and successes of her daughter, Pamela, as well as her only granddaughter, Alexandra Elizabeth. Wilma will be remembered as a person of quick with, a voracious reader of fiction including romantic novels, an aficionado of the beach and its sunsets, as well as an ardent fan of collegiate and professional sports, particularly football.

Her sister, Linda, preceded Wilma in death.

She is survived by her child, Pamela Lynn (James) Diwik; sibling, Sandra Denton; grandchild, Alexandra Elizabeth Diwik; cousin, Virginia Lane; and other extended family members and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. noon on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A chapel service will immediately follow the visitation, beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (795 Gatewood Road, Atlanta, GA 30329).

Serving the family of Wilma Wood Kerr is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ebbie O. (Robinette) Kersey

ROGERSVILLE — Ebbie O. Robinette "Nana" Kersey, 76, of Rogersville, passed away, Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2008) at her residence.
She attended Shepherd's Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Kersey was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Lincoln Kersey; parents, James W. and Betty Shelton Robinette; brothers, G.B. Robinette, Clinton Robinette and Landon Robinette.
Survivors include daughter, Oretta Kersey and husband, Raymond Price; son, Tim Kersey and wife, Quinn, all of Rogersville; grandchildren,
Tyler Kersey of Great Lakes, Ill., Ashley Kersey and Terence Kersey, both of Rogersville; great-grandchildren, Myka Jefferson and Keyly Gibson of Rogersville; sisters, Verdie Lee Christian of Mount Carmel, Wilmoth Varney of Baltimore, Md. and Elizabeth Morlock of Kingsport; special friend, Johnny Melons; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Durham and Rev. Joe Robinette officiating.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.
Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the Kersey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rondall Paul Kestner

Rondall "Ron" P. Kestner, age 76 of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and the son of the late Paul and Mildred Kestner. Ron attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1992 after 30 years of service in the engineering department. He was a 1955 graduate of Sullivan High School. Ron served in the United States Navy and attended East Tennessee State University. He loved going to football games with his friends Howard Hudson, Fred Steadman and Robert White. Ron played in the band, The Echos for approximately 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shelley Kestner; son, Craig Alan Kestner and wife Deana; daughter, Kristy Kestner Taylor and husband Donnie; grandson, Lee Taylor and wife Amber; a great grandson, Brayden Taylor; sister, Judy Roller and husband Larry; niece, Lora Green and husband Randy; nephew, Scott Roller; uncles, Robert White and Smith Kestner; special friends Larry and Sheila Fleming and family along with several cousins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Jack Hester and Rev. Phil Kestner officiating. Special music will be provided by his cousins: Bettie Upton, Shirley Hester, Nancy Gilbert and Pat Wall. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Howard Hudson, Fred Steadman, Larry Fleming, Carl Childress, Jack Hicks and Tom Zollman. Honorary pallbearers are Don Adkins, Erskine Edmunds and his fellow musicians. Everyone is asked to assemble in the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. for the services.

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

(Ron’s wife Shelley Joan Carter Kestner many ancestral families in Scott Co.)

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Brenda Sharron (Templeton) Ketron

KINGSPORT - Brenda Sharron Templeton Ketron, 59, of 3313 Long Hollow Road, died Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and retired from the City of Kingsport as a school crossing guard for over 28 years.

She was a 1960 graduate of Gate City High School.

Mrs. Ketron attended Community United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny "H.T." Ketron in 1968; her father, Walter T. Templeton; and her step father, Hobart R. Jenkins.

Surviving are three daughters, Lisa Sharrett and husband Jeff, Atlanta, Ga., Sonya Parlier and husband Dwayne, Kingsport, and Cindy Depew and husband Danny, Kingsport; grandchildren, Kristi Sharrett, Jessica Sharrett, Brittany Sharrett, Ashley Hodges, Jordan Lawson, Michael Patterson and Stephanie Patterson; mother, Eva Byrd Templeton Jenkins, Kingsport; one brother, Donald Templeton and wife Betty, Rose Hill, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. John Hackney officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda Ketron Family, 1820 Hermitage Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie Alberta (Lee) Ketron

Jun 5, 1910 – Feb 3, 1994

Bonnie Alberta Ketron, 83, 2012 Pinebrook Drive, Kingsport, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday [3 Feb 1994] at Holston Valley Hospital after a long illness.

She was born in Hawkins County and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church and a former employee of Millers Inc. She was also a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. and Bertha Lee; one daughter, Sondra Kay Ketron; two brothers, Lyle Lee and Howard Lee.

Surviving are her husband, Claude W. Ketron Sr., of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Norma Jean) Peters, Kingsport; two sons, Wallace Ketron Jr., Kingsport, Wayne Ketron, Jonesborough; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grand-children; one sister, Mrs. Kathleen Meade, Kingsport; four brothers, Charles Lee, Carl Lee, the Rev. Grady Lee and W.H. Lee, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the residence, 2012 Pinebrook Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Winston Sweeney and the Rev. Arthur Luster officiating.

The body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Wallace Ketron Sr.

KINGSPORT - Claude W. Ketron Sr., 94, 2012 Pinebrook Drive, passed away Tuesday (March 6, 2001) at 12:10 a.m. at Church Hill Rehab Center following a lengthy illness.

He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in the acid division, was a retired barber, grocery store owner, home builder and coal dealer. Mr. Ketron was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Ketron was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Alberta Lee Ketron; two daughters, Sandra K. Ketron, Norma Jean Ketron Peters; three sisters, Alpha Babb, Mattie Ketron, Fannie Ketron; five brothers, Aden Ketron, Mack Ketron, Bill Ketron, John M. Ketron and Jerry Ketron.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Wallace and Nina Ketron Jr., Kingsport and Wayne and Bonnie Ketron, Jonesborough; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Grady Lee and Pastor Winston Sweeney officiating.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2313 Portland Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edward Sylvester "Syl" Ketron

Edward Sylvester "Syl" Ketron , 92, 300 Stuffle Street , Kingsport , died Wednesday ( March 4, 1998 ) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport .

Born in Sullivan County , Tenn. , he was a life long resident of Kingsport (Bloomingdale area). He was retired from Tennessee Eastman after over 42 years of service. He was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church and attended Springdale Baptist Church , where his grandson is pastor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Bellamy Ketron ; his parents, David and Elizabeth Thompson Ketron ; and three brothers, Delaney Ketron , Louis Ketron and Albert Ketron .

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clinton (Eva Mae) Buckles and Mrs. Cecil (Phyllis) Newman, both of Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Velma Ketron , Knoxville; five grandchildren, Rev. Alan Buckles, Michelle Carpenter, Pamela Greer, Chris Ketron and Jeff Ketron ; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Tressie Rhoton, Kingsport, Mrs. Bynum (Lola) Proffitt, Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Burl (Madge) Hall, and Mrs. Harold (Sue) Harrison, both of Kingsport; a brother, Denver Ketron , Indian Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport , and anytime at the residence, 300 Stuffle Street .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Winston Sweeney and Pastor Alan Buckles officiating. The Springdale Praise Choir will be in charge of the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park . Pallbearers will be Chris Ketron , Jeff Ketron , Wed Greer, Sonny Buckles, Marcus Carpenter, Darvis Reed and Jerry Nixon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Springdale Baptist Church Building Fund, 1616 Haga Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Florida May (Vermillion) Gillenwater Ketron

KINGSPORT — Florida May Vermillion Gillenwater Ketron, 94, of Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Jan. 8, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Eliza Vermillion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evert Lee Gillenwater; her second husband, Hubert Ketron; one son, Christopher Uvon Gillenwater; three sisters, Iva McClellan, Ruby McConnell, and Edna Henderson; three brothers, Archie Vermillion, Errett Vermillion and E.R. Vermillion.

She is survived by her son, James Gillenwater, of Kingsport; her daughter-in-law, Cartelene Moneymaker Gillenwater of Kingsport; four grandsons, Brent of Germany, Colon of California, Jamie of Georgia and Chris; several great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Scott Fogle and Jerry Ramsey officiating.

Music will be provided by Leon Coomer.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends who wish to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fred Ketron

May 5, 1941 - August 12, 2013

Kingsport – Fred Ketron, 72, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013 after a long illness.

He was born in Hiltons, Virginia and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Ketron was an over the road truck driver retiring from Roy Estes Trucking Co. after 12 years of service. He was a member of The Free Gift Gospel Mission. He loved doing mission work for the Lord, fishing and camping.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. R.B. and Nell Eaton Ketron and a grandson, Cody Ketron.

Surviving are his loving wife, Louise Arnold Ketron of the home; daughter, Deana Ruth of Kingsport; sons, Dwayne Ketron and Darrin Ketron both of Kingsport; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Nickels and husband, Jan of Kingsport and Phyllis Brown and husband Ray of Cleveland, TN; brothers, Jack Ketron and wife, Margie, Joe Ketron and wife, Jean and Frank J. Ketron all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and his pride and joy and loving companion, Taco Bell.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Cater-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p m in the funeral home chapel with Brother Vern Hall, Brother Earl Hulse and Brother Wayne Begley officiating. Music will be provided by Melissa Hall and Regina Stacy.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 am Friday, August 16, 2013 at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 am.

Memorial contributions may be made Mrs. Louise Ketron, 1924 Bowater Dr., Apt. 21, Kingsport, TN 37660

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Fred Ketron.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Ketron, Faust, Eaton, Godsey, Quillin, Vineyard, Lawson)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Lee (Hammonds) Ketron

KINGSPORT - Georgia L. Ketron went to be with the Lord on Sept 13, 2006 at Church Hill Healthcare.

Born on Feb 5, 1918 to the late Floyd and Anna Lee Hammonds, she spent most of her life living in Kingsport , before coming to the home of her son. She was a member of State Line Babtist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit F. Ketron; infant daughter, Nancy Ketron; son, Thomas D. Ketron; three brothers, Emitt Hammonds, Charles Hammonds and James Hammonds.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Barton of Birmingham, Ala.; son, Ronnie Ketron and wife Carol of Church Hill; grandchildren, Karen Ketron of Harrisburg, Pa., Rene Casey, Christine Capps, Carmen Taylor, Nicole Barton, Jamie Reed and Summer Park, all of Birmingham, Ala., Kendra Wade of Alcoa, Tenn., and Kipper Ketron of Kingsport. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Rudolf Hammonds and wife Frances; two sisters, Helen Brown and husband Robert, Mary Kate Gardner and husband Garfield; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Della Bishop and Amedysis Home Healthcare nurses, especially Kym Meade, who took loving care of her "Georgia Peach".

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Music wiil be provided by Tony and Becky Crawford and Tina Horne.

Graveside services will follow funeral services in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be family members.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Georgia L. Ketron.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hubert P. Ketron

KINGSPORT - Hubert P. Ketron, 88, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Sullivan County, he had resided in Kingsport all of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after 25 years of service as a mail carrier.

Mr. Ketron was a member of the Christ Fellowship Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mattie Ketron; his brother, Walter Ketron; a nephew, Wallace Wolfe; two sisters, Effie Ketron and Berthie Wolfe; and first wife, Ruby Hamblin Ketron.

Surviving are his wife, Florida Vermillion Ketron, of the home; a stepson, James Gillienwater, Lizella, Ga.; three sisters, Ruby Ketron Carico, Helen Ketron Neeley and Wanda Ketron Smith, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Greg DePriest and the Rev. Jerry Ramsey officiating.

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

Friends and family wishing to attend please meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Hubert Ketron to Christ Fellowship Church, 260 Victory Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ira Jole Ketron

I. J. Ketron, 87, died at 4 a.m. Friday [1/23/1959] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Davis, 512 Carters Valley Rd., Morrison City, following an illness of several months.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and spent most of his life there where he was a farmer.  He had recently been a resident of Sullivan County.

Survivors are: his widow, Mrs Martha Ketron, Kingsport; four daughters, Mrs. Mollle Barker, Mrs. Ernest Davis, Kingsport; Mrs. Rathie Reed, Indian Springs; Mrs. Earl Clark, Blountville; two sons, Oliver Ketron, Rock Island, Ill.; Rader Ketron, Hiltons, Va.; three brothers, Jerry Ketron, Patton Ketron, Emory Ketron, all of Kingsport; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Ethel Mowdy, Kingsport, Mrs. Beulah McClellan, Leesburg, Va.; Mrs. Susan, Ketron, Blountville; Mrs. Gladys Barb, Bristol; four stepsons, A. L. Bays, Bristol; Ray Bays, Kingsport; Fred Bays, M. F. Bays, both of Hiltons, Va.; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at Herman Methodist Church.  The Rev. Frank Thompson and the Rev. A. L. Beverly will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be removed from Carter-Clamon Funeral Home to the daughter's home at 3 p. m. Saturday.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, January 24, 1959)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Paul Ketron Sr.

KINGSPORT - James Paul Ketron Sr., 85, passed away Monday ( Dec. 17, 2001 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Sullivan County , Mr. Ketron retired from Tennessee Eastman after 42 years of service.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annas Salley Ketron; and parents, Charles Thomas and Maude Gertrude Ketron.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Claudette Ketron, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and William McNutt, Kingsland, Tex., Sandra and John McClellan, Morristown, and Debbie and Randy Smith, Kingsport; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Jean Ramey, Blountville, and Ruth Purcell, Clearwater, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with Dr. Frank Crawford officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of J. Paul Ketron Sr. to Calvary Baptist Church , 1238 Pine Street , Kingsport .

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport is serving the family of J. Paul Ketron Sr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Lonzo Ketron

WEBER CITY , Va. - James L. Ketron, 82, passed away Monday ( Nov. 14, 2005 ) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weber City .

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , and had worked as manager of the Taylor Theater and had retired from Holston Defense as a machine operator.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Dickson Ketron; parents, W.E. and Dona McMurray Ketron; brothers, Orville Junior Ketron, Virgil T. Ketron, Hubert Clark, and W.V. Clark.

Surviving are his nephews, Dewey Clark and Bobby Clark, both of Gate City, Va.; niece, Thelma Shaffer, Hiltons, Va.; sisters-in-law, Pauline Ketron, Bloomingdale, Ruth Ketron, Hiltons, Va., and Lolan Clark, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. Thursday with Bro. Dewey Hickman officiating.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery . Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Special thanks to the staff at the Brian Center .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Joseph Henry Ketron

Joseph Henry (Joe) Ketron, 77, of 516 Sequoyah Dr., died al 4:30 p.m. Monday [7/22/1974] in Holston Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He retired from Driver's Landscaping Service 12 years ago, was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Bradley Ketron, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Taylor (Betty) Jacobs, Mrs. Neil (Helen) Poole, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) Ross, Rogersville; one brother, L. Ray Ketron, Kingsport; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial will be In East Lawn Memorial Park.)

(His mother, Margaret (Hickam) Cattron, was born in Scott Co.)

Kingsport News, Wed., July 24, 1974

Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Lou (Hilton) Bays Ketron

HILTONS, Va. -- Martha Lou Bays Ketron, 76, of Route 1, Hiltons, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday [3/29/1960], at the home of Fred Bays.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lester McClellan, Lewisburg, Va., Mrs. Elmer Mowdy, Mrs. V. I. Ketron, both of Kingsport, Mrs N. D. Barb, Bristol, Va., and Mrs. Earl Clark, Blountville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ernest Davis and Mrs. Mollie Barker, both of Kingsport; four sons, A. L. Bays, Bristol, Va., Ray Bays, Kingsport, Fred Bays and Pete Bays, both of Hiltons; two step-sons, Oliver Ketron, Illinois, and Rader Ketron, Hiltons; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Tate, Hiltons; one brother, Byrd Hilton, Hiltons; 33 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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

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HILTONS, Va. -- Funeral services for Martha Lou Bays Ketron, 76, of Route 1, Hiltons, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon Church.  The Rev. Bob Carter and the Rev. Frank Thompson will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Barb, Bobby Barb, Franklin Ketron, Billy McClellan, Alvin McClellan, Elwood Ketron, Carl Mowdy and Larry Bays.

The body was to have been returned to the home of the son, Fred Bays, at 4 p.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, March 29, 1960 and Wednesday, Mar 30, 1960)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary (Anderson) Ketron

KINGSPORT — Mary A. Ketron, 79, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 29, 2008) at Wexford House following an extended illness.

Born in Yuma, Va. on Dec. 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Lou Sandige Anderson. She had resided in this area her entire life.

Mrs. Ketron retired from J.C. Penney Company. She was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church and was active in the Love Meals Program.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, W.T. "Jack" Ketron in 1995; two brothers, Bill Anderson and Tom Anderson; and a niece, Savanah Cox.

Survivors include one son, Steve Ketron and wife, Penny of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Jason Ketron and wife, Sarah, Jeremy Ketron and wife, Amber, Cody Ketron and Leah Camper; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Ketron, Tiffany Ketron, Ashlyn Ketron, Jaci Ketron, Lucas Camper, Braxton Way and Dylan Way; one sister, Gladys Cox of Kingsport; special niece, Donna Cox; special nephew, Keith Cox and wife, Jennifer and children, MacKenzie, Ben and Laura; several additional nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel with Pastor Bill Cahill officiating.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason, Jeremy and Cody Ketron.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Love Meals Program, c/o Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Marvin C. "Hodge" Ketron

KINGSPORT - Marvin C. "Hodge" Ketron, 77, of Kingsport, died peacefully at his home on Monday (Nov. 6, 2006) following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Chilhowie, Va., but had been a resident of Kingsport for most of his life. He was a well-known and respected contractor in the Kingsport area for many years. Marvin was a member, deacon, and song leader at Poplar Grove Primitive Baptist Church, where he had served for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Salyer Ketron; his parents, Ira David Ketron and Effie Lola Stines Cox; and a brother, Orb Ketron.

He is survived by his daughters, Priscilla Irvin and husband, Oscar of Kingsport, Shirley Berry and husband, Mack of Rhodiss, N.C., Wanda "Sissy" Gilliam and husband, Doug of Kingsport and Lola Mae Arnold and husband, Albert of Kingsport; sons, Terry Ketron of Kingsport and Wade Ketron of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tracy Graybeal, Phillip Irvin, Bridgett Campbell, Mack, and Clinton Berry, Jonathan, Brandon and Daniel Ketron, Adam and Dusty Wallen and Melissa Arnold; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Cookenour and husband, Brad of Church Hill and Beulah Duszak and husband, Ed of Pennsville, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Poplar Grove Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Allen Hensley officiating.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services.

Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley, Billy Jack Johnson, and Joyce Greer.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be Billy Jack Johnson and Jack Edwards.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cemetery Marker Fund, c/o Adam and Rachel Wallen, 1004 Centerbrook Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Milton Lee Ketron

ENGLEWOOD, Ohio - Milton Lee Ketron , 78, died Wednesday ( May 19, 1999 ). He was retired from Harris Graphics in 1986.

He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Ketron .

Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Rosa Clark Ketron ; sons and daughters-in-law, Milton and Sandy Ketron Jr., Columbus, Ohio, Kenneth Ketron , Brookville; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Paul Scheikhart, Springboro, Barbara and Don Beals, New Paris, Nancy and Sam Shannon, Belmont, Calif., Margaret Rose Ketron and John Solmonson, Cary, N.C.; sisters, Lokeil Trent and Marie Hartgrove, both of Kingsport; grandchildren, David, Angela, Kristi, Travis, Becky, Hilary, Lance, Jessica, Mark, Melissa and Kristopher.

Calling hours where from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kindred Funeral Home in Englewood , Ohio .

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens , Brookville with the Rev. Ron Hajarian officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
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Nannie Kate Ketron

Nannie Kate Ketron, age 85 of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2012 after a brief illness.

Miss Ketron was born on August 9th, 1926 in Scott County, Virginia to the late William and Nannie Kate Dalton Ketron. She worked for Eastman Kodak for 40 years before her retirement. Miss Ketron was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church most of her life.

In addition to her parents, Miss Ketron was preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen Ketron LaForce and a special aunt who was like a second mother, Mattie Ketron.

Left to cherish her memory are her brother-in-law, Lon LaForce of Kingsport; two nieces, Kathy LaForce of Kingsport and Rena Wells of Blountville; two nephews, Lynn LaForce and wife Barbara of Memphis and Lonnie LaForce of Kingsport; and several great-nephews and a great-niece.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Monday, January 16th, 2012 from 3:00 until 5:00 PM.

The graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Section F at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Jared G. Wood of Vermont United Methodist Church officiating. Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 10:45 AM. A Funeral Attendant will be at the cemetery gates to direct you to the gravesite.

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Nannie during the difficult last stages of her life. A very special thanks go to the staff of Wellmont Medical Center, Wellmont Hospice and Wexford House; all of whom cared for her with love and great thoughtfulness.

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

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Nat Jones Ketron

MONETA, Va. - Nat Jones Ketron, 90, passed away Monday (March 7, 2005) at his residence.

He was born Oct. 12, 1914 in Sullivan County and was the son of the late Russell John Ketron Sr. and Ida Belle Jones Ketron.

He was a retired employee of Klopman Mills, was also a brick and block mason and carpenter, and was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church, Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bellamy Ketron; five brothers, Charles, Vance, Ralph, Russell and James Ketron; and two sisters, Elizabeth K. Ward and Genevieve Ketron.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, William R. Ketron, Williamsburg, Va., James H. and Sue Ketron, Roanoke, Va., Paul D. and Tammia Ketron, Moneta, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda K. and Clayton Watson, Moneta, Va., Glenda K. and Alan Lyle, Aberdeen, N.C.; four granddaughters, Jennifer W. Cassidy, Stephanie K. Honts, Haven Ketron, Kaycee Ketron; five grandsons, Ryan Ketron, Gary Watson, Christopher Ketron, Kevin Watson, Grant Ketron; four great-grandchildren, Brian Cassidy, Sophie Ketron, J.D. Ketron, Daniel Watson; two sisters, Kittie K. Bowman, Kingsport, and Lochie K. Bryan, Erie, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call after 12 noon today and the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Jeffery Clemens and Rev. C. Douglas Pillow.

Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Perry Dee Ketron

Perry Dee Ketron, 79, died Wednesday [10/30/1957] at 5 p.m. at his home, Route 2, Kingsport, after a brief illness.

A merchant and a farmer, Ketron had been a lifelong resident of Scott County before moving to Kingsport.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Ketron; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Quillen, Mrs. Emmett Hawkins and Mrs. Dale Garland, all of Kingsport; four sons, Willie, Virgil, Omer and Verlon Ketron all of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hickam, Kingsport; four brothers, Pat, Jerry and Emory Ketron of Kingsport and Ira Ketron of Blountville, 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. They will be announced later by the Scott County Funeral Home.

 

Kingsport Times, Thursday, October 31, 1957

Submitted by Don Lane  

Robert Martin Ketron

Robert M. Ketron, aged 73 years, died last Saturday [11 Dec 1937] at his home in Boston, Ind. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucinda J. Ketron; four daughters, Mrs. Bosworth, Mrs. Callie Phenis, Mrs. Grace Davis, all of Boston, Ind.; Mrs. Lucille Samuels of Richmond, Ind.; two sons, Alvin of Boston and Samuel of Richmond; four brothers, George of Buffalo, Okla., Henry of Nerold, Va.; Reuben of Campbellstown; Samuel of Kingsport, Tenn.; four sisters; 19 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services wee held at the Holston Methodist church Monday afternoon and interment was made in Boston cemetery.

(Born in Scott Co, VA, son of Isaac Henry Cattron and Harriet Rebecca Morgan.)

Preble Co, OH Library Obituaries at www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/marriage/details.cfm?ID=313208

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Roy William Ketron

KINGSPORT - Rev. Roy W. Ketron, 91, of Kingsport, went to his Heavenly home Sunday (Sept. 4, 2005) while at his home.

Former pastor at several local Free Will Baptist churches, he had been an ordained minister since 1952. Mr. Ketron was a member of Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church and retired from Eastman after 33 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Jayne Ketron; daughter, Shelby Jean Nickels; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are one son, Rev. Paul E. Ketron, and wife, Theo, of Kingsport; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great- grandchildren; four sisters, Beatrice "Ruth" Stewart of Blountville, Ruby Wilson and husband, Jack, of Kingsport, June Stewart of Blountville, and Anna Lee McCraw of Nashville; one brother, Ralph Ketron of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by the Andrews Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The deacons of Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Russell John Ketron

Russell J. Ketron died at the John Russell Hospital in Bedford, Va., at 10:40 a.m. Saturday [8/12/1950].

Mr. Ketron was a native of Sullivan County having spent all of his life in the Arcadia Section until he moved to Bedford two years ago.  He had been a prominent farmer and livestock grower.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Ida Jones Ketron; four daughters, Mrs. E. L, Ward and Mrs. Joe Bowen of Kingsport, Miss Lockie Ketron of Bedford, and Mrs. Carl Coschignona of Los Angeles, Cal.; four sons, Ralph Ketron and Russell Ketron, Jr., of Kingsport, Vance Ketron of Petersburg, Mich., and Nat Ketron of Bedford; one brother, Vance Ketron of Los Angeles, and several grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but the body will be returned to Kingsport for burial in the Vermont Cemetery.

[His wife, Ida Belle (Jones) Ketron was born in Scott Co and a descendant of the Wolfe family and other.]

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 13, 1950

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Russell John Ketron Jr.

GRAY - Russell J. Ketron Jr., 69, 129 West Drive, Gray, Boones Creek Community, died Friday (Dec. 28, 1991) in the Johnson City Hospital and Medical Center.

A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Russell J. and Ida Belle Jones Ketron Sr. He was a member of Boones Creek United Methodist Church and had presently been serving as trustee and the adult's Sunday school teacher. He was a former employee of First American Bank, Kingsport, retiring in 1986. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge Post No. 486 of Johnson City and a member of the Past Masters Association, past patron of Grand View Chapter No. 411 of OES and held the Grand Cross of Color of the order of Rainbow for girls.

Mr. Ketron was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Knoxville and the York Rite Bodies of Johnson City. A member of the Jericho Shrine Temple and American Legion Post No. 3 of Kingsport. He served in Europe during World War II in the 30th infantry division; 113th Field Artillery. A graduate of Coyne Electric School, Chicago, Ill., and attended Emory and Henry College.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Ward and four brothers, Charles Ketron, Vance Ketron, Ralph Ketron and Jimmy Ketron.

Surviving are his wife, June Stewart Ketron, of the home; three sons, Kim Michael Ketron, Tampa, Fla., John Easman Ketron, Johnson City and Charles Vance Ketron, Gray; two granddaughters; one grandson; three sisters, Genevieve Ketron, North Hollywood, Calif., Kitty K. Bowman, Kingsport and Lockie K. Bryan, Kingsland, Ga.; one brother, Nat J. Ketron, Moneta, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel.

Masonic services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel by the Johnson City Masonic Lodge Post No. 486.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Boones Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Garland James and the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Masonic ,b(g.thers will serve as pallbearers.

Friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News
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Scottie Martin Ketron

KINGSPORT — Scottie Martin Ketron, 43, Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (Feb. 28, 2007). Scott worked at Darnell Construction. He attended Morrison City Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his father, Orbin Ketron; paternal grandparents, Lola Cox and Ira Ketron; and maternal grandfather, Andrew Bowen.

Scott is survived by his wife, Rita S. Ketron of the home; one daughter, Jessica Ketron, Kingsport;

two sons, Travis Goad, Kingsport

and Joshua Ketron, U. S. Army in Korea; his mother, Judy Wynegar, Kingsport; four brothers, Steve Ketron and wife, Anita, Carlos Burton and wife, Teresa, Michael Burton and wife, Denise, all of Blountville, Shane Burton and wife, Angela of Panama City, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Roselle Bowen; ten nieces and nephews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Betty Gillenwater of Kingsport; brother-in-law, Rick Gillenwater and wife, Amy of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Tammy Hubbard of Knoxville; and special friends, Jeff Hutchins, Bill Bruner, Terry and Michelle Light, Mike Carter, and Darrin Ketron.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Elder Oscar Irvin officiating.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Scott Ketron.

Kingsport Times-News
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Stella Dorsie (Hooker) Ketron

KINGSPORT - Dorsie Hooker Ketron, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday ( Dec. 26, 2004 ), surrounded by her family.

She was born June 26, 1917 , in Scott County , Va. , to the late J.W. "Billy" and Mattie Godsey Hooker, but had lived most of her life in Kingsport . Mrs. Ketron was an active member of Hermon United Methodist Church until her health declined a few years ago.

She loved working in her flowers. Dorsie will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her husband, B.D. "Dee" Ketron; sisters, Lessie Bright, Hiltons, Va., Eva Fleenor, Kingsport, Daisy McMurray, West Alexandria, Ohio, Charlsie "Jo" Hensley, Hiltons, Va.; a brother, Rev. Johnny Hooker, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Wilbur and Janet Ketron; a granddaughter and her husband, whom she considered a grandson, Pam and Tim Bradshaw; one sister, Pearl Nall, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Lokiel Trent, Kingsport, Edith Hooker, Blountville, Rose Ketron, Ohio; a special nephew, Billy McMurray, West Alexandria, Ohio, several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ruby East, Callie Quillen, Mildred and Joyce Skinner, Mary Fletcher Stiltner, and Jeanette McCoy.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport , or any time at the residence of Wilbur and Janet Ketron, 405 Hedge Drive , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raymond Amos and the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery in East Carters Valley . Those wishing to attend the graveside should meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Shirl Greer, Tim Bradshaw, Jerry Meade, Neal Castle, Charlie Vineyard, Hiram (Flap) Ollis, Rev. Fred Robinette, and David Hooker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hammonds, Arthur Hartgrove, Billy McMurray, and Henry Taylor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o J. C. (Buck) Hensley, Rt. 1, Box 267 , Hiltons, VA 24258.

Kingsport Times-News
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Susan Ruth (Bays) Ketron

ROGERSVILLE - Susan Ruth Bays Ketron, 87, Beech Creek Road, passed away Monday (May 27, 2002) at Anderson Health Care Center in Gray.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had made her home in Tennessee for years. She was a retired private duty nurse. She was a member of Andrew Memorial Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil I. Ketron; two sons, Elwood Ketron and Elmo Ketron; her parents, Shell Bays and Lou Hilton Bays; two sisters, Mary Wolfe and Ethel Mowdy; three brothers, Pete Bays, Fred Bays and Ancil Bays.

Surviving are her daughter, Jo Ann Ketron Woods, Rogersville; son, Franklin Ketron and wife, Shirley, Kingsport; grandchildren, Connie Edwards, Randy Woods, Chisty Pruitt, Chastity Woods, Sherry Ketron and Hank Ketron; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Barb, Bristol, Va., Beulah McClellan, Leesburg, Va., and Ruby Clark, Blountville; brother, Ray Bays, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Herman United Methodist Church (East Carters Valley) with Elder Clint Hensley and the Rev. Pete Smith officiating.

The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sybil Bernice Ketron

Final rites for Miss Sybel Bernice Ketron, 19-year-old former resident of Scott County, will be conducted tomorrow [d. 11/22/1938] from the home of Eugene McClellan in the Beechwood Village section.

Miss Ketron was the daughter of James L. Ketron and Grace McClelland Ketron, both well known in Scott County.

She is survived by her parents, three brothers, Whitzel, Earl and L. B. Ketron, and two sisters, Mary and Jewel.

(burial - Herman Methodist Church Cemetery, Scott Co)

Kingsport Times, Friday, November 25, 1938

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Vilas Marie (Sampson) Ketron

HILTONS, Va. - Marie Sampson Ketron, 80, Hiltons, Va., passed away Sunday, (July 29, 2007), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and was of the Holiness faith.

Mrs. Ketron enjoyed attending classes with the Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Gate City, Va. Group. That was the happiest times of her life since she had been stricken with Alzheimer's.

She was preceded in death by her husband, I.J. Ketron (1990); son, Johnny Ketron (1991); daughter, Hazel Ketron Dykes (1996); two grandsons, Jeff Dykes (1999) and Johnny Michael Nelson (1999); parents, Jim and Ada Sampson; and one sister, Stella Bishop.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Hutchins and husband, Jim, Kingsport, Clara Bishop and husband, Evangelist Gerald Bishop, Hiltons, Va., and Carolyn Nelson and husband, Mike, of Kingsport; five sons, Raymond Ketron, Hiltons, Va., Hobert Ketron and wife, Felisha, Telford, Joe Ketron and wife, Betty, James Ketron and wife, Melissa, and Josh Ketron and wife, Lora, all of Kingsport; 20 grandchildren, Rocky Hutchins, Melissa White, Jason Hutchins, Kenny Carter, Jimmy Hicks, Mark Gilliam, Anna Marie Crawford, James Dykes Jr., Crystal Coates, Jamie Sullivan, Matt Ketron, James Ketron, Isaac Ketron, Shawn Ketron, Derrick Ketron, Brad Ketron, Chase Graham, Makayla Ketron, Kristin Ketron, and Mackenzie Ketron; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Bishop, Church Hill; two brothers, Bud Sampson, Kermit, Va., and H.C. Sampson and wife, Corrine, Richmond, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall and Wellmont Hospice for all their kindness and support.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Evangelist Gerald N. Bishop and Pastor Greg Street officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ketron Family Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

Pallbearers will be Chase Graham, Shawn Ketron, Derrick Ketron, Brad Ketron, Jason Hutchins, James Ketron, and Mark Gilliam.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Gate City, Va. Group.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mountain Empire Older Citizens, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Marie Sampson Ketron.

Kingsport Times-News

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Willie Henry Ketron

Willie H. Ketron, 87, 221 Chadwell Road, Kingsport, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday ( Oct. 1, 1989 ) at Indian Path Hospital after a lengthly illness.

    Born in Scott County , Va. , he had lived in Kingsport most of his adult life.  He was an employee of Mead Corporation, having retired in 1964 after 23 years of service.  He was a member of Herman United Methodist Church .

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry D. Ketron and Martha M. Ketron; his wife, Nida Mae Ketron; and a son, James Thurl Ketron; one great-granddaughter.

    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Emogene) Eaton, Kingsport and Mrs. Robert J. (Herlene) Jennings, Gate City, Va.; one son, Jack D. Ketron, Kingsport; four grandsons and five granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Emmett P. (Juanita) Hawkins, Mrs Opal Garland and Mrs. Edwin (Caldonia) Quillen, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Omer E. Ketron and Verlin Paul Ketron, both of Kingsport.

    Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of the son, Jack D. Ketron, 221 Chadwell Road .

    Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Herman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raymond Amos officiating.

    Burial will be in the church cemetery.

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Tuesday, October 3, 1989)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Coy E. Kilbourne

WEBER CITY, Va. — Coy Kilbourne, 93, of Weber City, went to be with the Lord Sunday ( May 18, 2008 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corporation after years of service in the S&M Division. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. and was of Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Dean Kilbourne; parents; brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his second wife, Mildred Jeter of the home; one son, Michael Kilbourne and wife, Margaret of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two granddaughters, Sara Milch and husband, Matthew of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Ellen Sauter and husband, Ryan of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one great- granddaughter, Grace Milch of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home

Services will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rita Helen (Dean) Kilbourne

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Rita Helen Kilbourne died early Saturday morning (Oct. 10, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County , Va. , she was a homemaker and a member of Sallys Chapel Baptist Church . She was the daughter of the late William and Janie Smith Dean.

Surviving are her husband, Coy E. Kilbourne , Weber City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Margaret Kilbourne , Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Sarah Kilbourne and Ellen Kilbourne , both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a brother, Emmerson Dean, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Earl Kilbourne , Kenneth Kilbourne , Gordon Hood, Matthew Milch, Jeff Parris and Bill Vicars.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Leonard, Marvin Leonard, Darryl Johnson, Bruce Cross, Donald Gillenwater, Ronald Gillenwater, Mark Vicars and John Odel.

Kingsport Times-News
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Benjamin Harrison Kilgore

EIDSON - Benjamin Harrison Kilgore, 86, Route 2, Eidson, died at 11 p.m. Sunday [9/21/1975] at the Veterans' Hospital, Mountain Home, following a long illness.

He was a native of Hancock County and a retired farmer, a member of the Big Springs Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include one son, Jack Kilgore of Kingsport and one grandson, Roy Kilgore; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Eads, of Andover, Va., and one half-brother, Newt Kilgore of Virginia; several nieces and nephews.

Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Burial in Horton Cemetery)

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Kilgore, Renfro, Dougherty, McConnell)

Kingsport Times / Tuesday, September 23, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Bertha Ellen (Kilgore) Kilgore

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Bertha Ellen Kilgore, 100, of Route 2, passed away Tuesday (July 6, 2004) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County on July 27, 1903 and was the daughter of the late Wilson Coolidge Kilgore and Vade Hammond Kilgore. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Kilgore was of the Methodist faith and attended Culbertson's Chapel Church in Nickelsville, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Earl Kilgore in 1989; daughter, Thelma Pearl Kilgore Stapleton in 1986; sisters, Emma Kilgore Jennings, Ruby Kilgore Castle, Maxie Kilgore, Laura Myrtle Kilgore; brothers, Everett Kilgore, Nathan Kilgore, Offerel Kilgore, Wilson Coolidge Kilgore.

Surviving are her special niece whom she raised as a daughter, Faye Kilgore, Nickelsville; special grandson with whom she made her home for the past seven years, Roger Kilgore and wife Shelby; grandchildren, Louise Blankenbeckler, Hiltons, Va., Teddy Kilgore and wife Patricia, Nickelsville, and Ronnie Kilgore, Nickelsville; great-grandchildren, Randy Kilgore and wife Kristi, Nickelsville, Glenn Blankenbeckler and Travis Blankenbeckler of Hiltons, Va., Shane Kilgore, Kingsport; great-great-grandchild, Corbin Wayne Kilgore, Nickelsville; son-in-law, John Stapleton, Nickelsville; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Culbertson's Chapel Choir and Doris Ann Jonas.

Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Kilgore Cemetery in Nickelsville. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Gregory DeMotts, Henry Eckard, Walter Meade, Jerry Addington.

In memory of Bertha E. Kilgore, the family requests that a donation may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bob Kilgore Dies, Rites Conducted

Norton, Va., -- Nov. 21
Bob Kilgore, for many years, manager of the Palace Barber Shop here, died at his home on Kentucky Avenue following a long illness. Bob Kilgore was a native of the Nickelsville section of Scott County and the body was taken back their and lain in the Kilgore Burial ground near where his ancestor, another Bob Kilgore build the first block house in Scott County.

Kingsport Times, Nov. 21, 1934

Bobbie Jean (Simmons) Kilgore

GATE CITY, Va. — Bobbie Jean (Simmons) Kilgore, 27, Yuma community, went to be with the Lord and her Granny and Papaw after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday (Nov. 22, 2008).
Bobbie was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. on Aug. 24, 1981. She graduated from Gate City High School in 1999. She was employeed with Brock Group Enterprises and was a member of Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church.
Bobbie was a devoted wife and mother who never failed to put others concerns before her own. She was an avid environmentalist who always recycled. She stopped to pick turtles up out of the road and brightened the lives of everyone she met.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Constance Simmons; maternal grandparents, James and Lorraine Hensley; and brother-in-law, Jason Glen Kilgore.
Bobbie is survived by her loving husband, Nathan Kilgore of the home; her precious son, Ethan Cash Kilgore, of the home; her parents, Bobby and Martha Simmons of Hiltons, Va.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Patricia Kilgore, Yuma, Va.; sisters, Evelyn Floyd, Hiltons, Va. and Lisa Prater, Kingsport; aunts and uncles, Dale and Kathy McCoy, Hiltons, Va., Fred and Shirley Montgomery, Knoxville, Phyllis Calton, Hiltons, Va., Wanda Adkins, Hiltons, Va., Jay and Patricia Hensley, Hiltons, Va.; special niece, Bridgette Floyd; special friends, Maria Colobro, Amanda Porter and Mike Fitzpatrick. Several additional aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence or the home of her parents.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Will Shewey officiating.
Music will be provided by the Hiltons Independent Church of God Singers.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery (East Carters Valley Road) Gate City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jay Hensley Jr., Japeth Bright, Mike Fitzpatrick, Jim Fitzpatrick, Joe Reed, Drew Sallee and Jessee Sallee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Hagood and Zac Sallee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church (Building Fund), P.O. Box 10, Hiltons Va. 24258.

Kingsport Times-News
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Carl Edward "Butler" Kilgore

October 24, 1921 - April 28, 2014

Carl E. “Butler” Kilgore, 92, of Gate City, passed away peacefully at the Wexford House (Monday April 28, 2014)

A native of Scott County, and the youngest of seven siblings, he has lived in the area all of his life. Butler retired from Kingsport Power Company after over 30 years of service. Upon retirement, he did electrical work for family and friends. He enjoyed his family, gardening and woodworking. He was a member of the Weber City Optimist Club where he was President for 4 years and the Oddfellows lodge #17. He was also a member of Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myra Nell Wampler Kilgore; his 2nd wife, Sue Stallard Kilgore and six brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his son, C. Steven Kilgore and wife Cathy of Kingsport; daughter, Gina Kilgore Moore and husband, Greg, of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren, Brantley Steven Kilgore of Nashville, Clayton F. Kilgore of Kingsport, Quentin R. Kilgore, Charlotte, Alison Catherine Kilgore of Kingsport and Claire Jackson Kilgore of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday May 1, 2014 at Scott County Funeral Home.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor George Winegar officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Friday May 2, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Virginia. Pallbearers will be grandsons and family.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church building fund 134 Chapel St, Weber City, VA 24290.

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

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Claude M. Kilgore

Claude M. Kilgore, 83, 805 Mimosa Drive , died at 12:30 a.m. Sat­urday ( May 9, 1992 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter after a lengthy illness.

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

He was retired from Kilgore Brothers in Kingsport and was a member of the First Christian Church. He was also a member of the Kingsport Lodge 0688, the Kingsport Chapter 195, the Kings­port Council 0117, the Kingsport Commandery 0033, and Jericho Temple of the Shrine.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Kilgore, Kingsport ; one daughter, Mrs. William S. ( Doris ) Gun­nings, Kingsport ; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Kilgore and Mildred Fleenor, both of Kings­port , and Lorraine Broadwater, Nickelsville , Va. ; two brothers, Earl Kilgore and Radford Kil­gore, both of Kingsport ; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with minister David C. Tysinger officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill cem­etery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 106 Charlemont St. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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David Eddie Kilgore

GATE CITY , Va. — David Eddie Kilgore, 47, of the Midway community, passed away Friday ( Aug. 17, 2007 ).

He was born in Sullivan County and was the son of the late Nathan W. Kilgore, Sr. and Mary Taylor Kilgore. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , and was previously employed as a manager at Fishtales Pigtales Cafe.

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

Surviving are his son, Daniel Kilgore, Kingsport.; and several sisters and brothers.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , with Rev. John Hackney officiating.

Eulogy will be given by Loretta Altizer.

The family will receive friends immediatly follwing the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to his sister, June Kilgore, 4079 Midway Road , Gate City , Va. 24251 to help with funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
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Drucilla Ann (Wood) Kilgore

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Mrs. Drucilla Wood Kilgore, 76, died at 7 a.m. Saturday [2/9/1957] at her home.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Nelius McMurry, Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. George Dickson, Mrs. Blaine Dickson, Mrs. W. D. Baker and Miss Lou Ethel Kilgore, all of Nickelsville; four sons, Roy, David and Lindsey, all of Nickelsville, and Ezra of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Billie [Lillie] Gray and Mrs. Jim Godsey, both of Nickelsville, Mrs. Felix Stapleton, Gate City and Mrs. Mary Cleek, Ill.; three brothers, S. J. Wood and Jim Wood, both of Gate City and Clyde Wood, Nickelsville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Nickelsville Methodist Church.  The Rev. Carl Adams, the Rev. Roy Kilgore and the Rev. Lotpeivie(?) will officiate.  Burial will be in the Nickelsville Cemetery.

The body was taken from the Scott County Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 10, 1957

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Dwight Anthony Kilgore

GATE CITY, Va. — Dwight Anthony Kilgore, 93, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2011), at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Loy and Sylvia Compton Kilgore. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II. He worked at Mason-Dixon for several years before retiring in 1977.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Junior Kilgore.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth McConnell Kilgore of the home; two sons, Jerry Kilgore and wife, Nancy, and Danny Kilgore and wife, Susan, all of Gate City; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Brother Danny Kerns, officiating.

Graveside services will follow at McConnell Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers are Erik Burke, Bryan Burke, Tommy Graham, Aaron Kilgore, Chris Kilgore, Tony Casteel and Henry Ashworth. Honorary pallbearers are Bryon Matlock, James Matlock, Paul Repass, Ronnie Hale, William Pendleton, Roger McClellan, and Ronnie Bevins.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Edith Inez (Davidson) Kilgore

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Edith Inez Kilgore, a lifelong resident of the Midway community and Kingsport , entered into eternity on July 17, 2009.

Edith grew up as a member of Morgan’s Chapel Methodist Church in Midway and was a member of Community Methodist Church in Kingsport . She retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with over 30 years of service.

Mrs. Kilgore was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Davidson; her stepmother, Maude Davidson; her sisters, Goldie Davidson, June Davidson, Ruby Hamm, Jeanette Bledsoe and Sadie Baker; her brothers, Ralph, Will and James Davidson and Robert and Dallas Compton; her stepson, Michael Kilgore; and her first husband, Windom E. Davis.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Emory Lee Kilgore of Kingsport; two daughters, Myrtle Davis Neumeier and husband, Joseph of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Elseon Davis Lawson and husband, Tommy of Lithonia, Ga.; two stepsons, Jack Kilgore and Jerry Kilgore, both of Midway, Va.; three grandchildren, Jim Banner, Shanda Neumeier and Michael Neumeier; two beloved nieces, Connie Bledsoe Clark and Lorrene Anderson Quillen; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing.

The family wishes to thank Tammy and Katrina from Amedisys Hospice of Kingsport and the staff of the Wexford House.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of services Sunday at Scott County/Carter- Trent Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Morgan Chapel Cemetery , Midway, Va. with the Rev. Allen Karnes officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m.

Memorials may sent to Community United Methodist Church of Kingsport .

Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va., is serving the family of Edith Inez Kilgore.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emma Sue (Wampler) Stallard Kilgore

May 26, 1926 - April 9, 2014

Gate City - Sue Stallard Kilgore, 87 whom God sent an angel to bring home to rest on April 9, 2014, was a loving mother and wife. She had a wonderful love of music and enjoyed singing in the choir and with various quartets in the Scott County area. Sue set the music to a song, “In the Valley of Decision” which her husband, Cary wrote. Sue was a member of Sally's Chapel Baptist Church in Weber City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cary R. Stallard and daughter Kathy D. Ervin.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Kilgore; son, Randall Stallard and wife Cathy; grandchildren, Joshua Stallard, Stephanie Stallard, Chad Ervin and Stacy Ervin and wife Ginny; great-granddaughter, Lexi Ervin; son-in-law, Huey Ervin and wife Tammy.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor George Winegar and Pastor Rick Cryder officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor Rick Cryder officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Pallbearers will be Stacy Ervin, Huey Ervin, Josh Stallard, Rick Cryder, Jerry Addington and Dale Smith.

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

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Esco Hugh Kilgore

NORTON -- Esco Kilgore, 76, died at a Dunedin, Fla., hospital Thursday [3/15/1973] at 3:20 p.m. after a brief illness.  He was a former employe of the N & W Railroad and had been retired for about ten years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Kilgore, Dunedin, Fla.; son, Howard Kilgore, Tulsa, Okla.; daughters, Mrs. Rupert Jones, Appalachia; Mrs. Stuart Jones, Rossville, Ga.; Mrs. Bill Green, Norton, and Mrs. Al W. Marshall, Haleiwa, Hawaii; a brother, Leonard Kilgore, Bluefield, W. Va.; sister, Mrs. Bob Starnes, Johnson City; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The Hagy Funeral Home in Norton is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport News, Saturday, March 17, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ezra Wood Kilgore

Ezra W. Kilgore, 71, 141 South Dogwood Dr., Weber City, Va., formerly of 1705 Bloomingdale Pike, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday [5/2/1986] at Indian Path Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 37 years.  He was a member of the Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II, serv­ing in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the D.A.V., and an employee of the Kingsport Hous­ing Authority.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Cornelius (Maggie) McMurray, Weber City, Va., Mrs. Etta Baker, Mrs. George (Janie) Dixon and Mrs. Blaine (Minnie Ruth) Dixon, all of Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. Sherman (Lou Ethel) Guy, Kingsport; one brother, Lindsey W. Kilgore, Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home or anytime at the home of a sister, Mrs. Maggie McMurray, 141 South Dogwood Dr., Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Johnny Bowlin and Elder Joel McMurray officiating.

The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. 

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, May 2, 1986

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Faye (Dougherty) Kilgore

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Faye Dougherty Kilgore, 85, of Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday morning (Dec. 9, 2008) at her son’s residence (Teddy Kilgore) following a lengthy illness with Alzheimer’s.

Faye had spent the majority of her life in Nickelsville. She attended Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Loy Kilgore, Jr.; one infant son, Willard Earl Kilgore; parents, Robert Dougherty and Bonnie Dougherty Addington; foster parents, Willie and Bertha Kilgore; two sisters, Myrtle Harris and Ethel Horne; foster sister, Thelma Kilgore Stapleton; two brothers, Robert Dougherty and Ezra Dougherty; son-in-law, Larry Blankenbeckler.

She is survived by her daughter, Louise Blankenbeckler and fiancé, Jerry Addington, of Hilton, Va.; three sons, Roger Kilgore and wife, Shelby, Teddy Kilgore and wife, Patricia and Ronnie Kilgore, all of Nickelsville; four grandchildren, Randy Kilgore and wife, Kristi, Travis Blankenbeckler, Glenn Blankenbeckler and Shane Kilgore; two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Colten Kilgore; two brothers, S.J. Addington and wife, Shirley, of Defiance, Ohio and Jimmy Addington and wife, Barbara, of Stryker, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Dwight Kilgore and wife, Ruth, of Gate City; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City. Friends may call anytime at the residence of her son, Teddy Kilgore.

A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by Culbertson Chapel Choir and Dale and Teresa Jett, and Oscar Harris.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Harris Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kenneth Horne, Roger Addington and Craig Short.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Hartsock, W.L. Meade, Donald Harris, Onza Kilgore, Harold Dougherty, Larry Moore, Delmer Raymer and Bob Raymer. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Fern (Bond) Kilgore

KINGSPORT - Fern Bond Kilgore, 85, formerly of Nickelsville, Va., passed away Saturday (Nov. 29, 2003) after a lengthy illness at Sunbridge Hillside Healthcare.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and moved to Kingsport in the early 50's. Fern was a housewife whose hobbies included sewing and knitting. She was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinard R. Kilgore; a son, Buford C. Kilgore; father and mother, Samuel H. Bond and Dona Frazier Bond; two brothers, Verle and Jack Bond; and one sister, Marjorie Bond Dixon.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy Kilgore Johnson, Kingsport; sons, Jerry and wife Patsy Kilgore, Kingsport, Richard and wife Samantha Kilgore, Morristown; sister, Ann Bond Powers, Knoxville, Tenn.; brothers, Robert Bond, Williamsburg, Ky., Clyde Bond, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Teressa Dobbs, Tina Bell, Michael Johnson, David Kilgore, Mark Kilgore, Tracy West and Dena Osborne; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the home of the daughter at 442 Independence Drive, Kingsport or the son, Jerry Kilgore, 1001 Dixieland Drive, Kingsport.

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

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, David Kilgore, Mark Kilgore, Michael Johnson, Dustin Dobbs, Daniel Kilgore and Harrison Bell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Foundation Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or to the Nickelsville Cemetery Fund, c/o Harry Broadwater, P.O. Box 333, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Garnie Merle Kilgore

KINGSPORT - Garnie Merle Kilgore, 74, of 1038 Wood Eden Drive, Bloomington Heights community, went to be with the Lord Tuesday evening (July 19, 2005) at Holston Valley Hospital after suffering from a stroke and pneumonia.

He was born on Julne 11, 1931 in Nickelsville, Va., and graduated from Nickelsville High School. He was a Korean War veteran, serving from 1952-1954, and was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 3382. He earned a machinist certificate from Washington County Technical School in Abingdon, Virginia. He enjoyed bluegrass and gospel music and played the fiddle, piano and other instruments.

He retired in 1985 due to disability with severe rheumatoid arthritis after 10 years with Raytheon Company and also worked for 17 years at Sperry-Univac, both in Bristol, Tenn.

He was a loving husband and Dad.

He was a Christian soldier and placed membership at Culbertson's Chapel United Methodist Church in Nickelsville, Va., and attended Community United Methodist Church, Kingsport when he was able.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Henry David (K) Kilgore and Maude Lillie Wampler Kilgore, a toddler brother, Maynard Clyde Kilgore, a nephew, Michael Scott Kilgore, a brother-in-law, Toy Wilson Singleton; father-in-law, Lawton W. Quillen; mother-in-law, Mary Estelle Williams Quillen; and a toddler, sister-in-law, Anna Ruth Quillen.

Surviving Mr. Kilgore are his wife since Dec. 20, 1958, Wilma Colleen Quillen Kilgore; son, Charles Robin Kilgore, of the home; twin sons, Mark Anthony Kilgore of Gray and Martin Allen Kilgore, of the home; sisters, Alba Jones and husband Alden, Baileyton, Tenn., Clarice Singleton, Collegedale, Tenn.; brother, Emory Lee Kilgore and wife Edith, Kingsport; twin brother, Barnie Earl Kilgore and wife Dorothy, Nickelsville, Va.; a special friend of the family, Helen Graham of Nickelsville, Va.; brothers-in-law, J.C. Quillen and wife, Monnie Belle, Weber City, Va.., Paul James Quillen and wife Bobbie Jo, Kingsport, Mac Quillen and wife Norma, Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Shirley Napier and husband Jim, Kingsport, Helen Dolen and husband Ray, Weber City, Va.; eight nephews, eight nieces, six great-nephews, nine great-nieces, one great-great-nephew and two great-great-nieces.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 1038 Wood Eden Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Barber and Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.

Music will be by Doris Anne Jonas and Billy Gillespie.

Military graveside services will follow the funeral service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Midway Community) Gate City, Va., with the American Legion Post # 3 and Gate City Post #265 in charge.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral expenses.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is serving the family of Mr. Kilgore.

Kingsport Times-News

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George F. Kilgore

EVARTS, Ky. - George F. Kilgore, a native of Nickelsville. Va., who had operated a dry goods store in Evarts for 35 years, died his home here Thursday [ 9/22/1960 .] He was 55.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ena Kilgore; one daughter, Brenda, of Evarts; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Kilgore, Nickelsville; two brothers, John, Evarts, and Sam Kilgore, Wallins, Ky.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Meade, Grundy, Va.; Mrs. Flotene Gray, Kingsport, and Mrs. H. C. Meade, Detroit.

Kilgore was a member of the Lions Club here, a Scotish Rite Mason, member of Yocum Masonic Lodge No. 879 and a Shriner.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nickelsville Baptist Church , with the Nickelsville Lodge conducting masonic rites.

The body will be transferred to the mother's home in Nickelsville at 2 p. m. Saturday.

(Kingsport News / Saturday, September 24, 1960)

Kingsport News
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Giles Nathan Kilgore

April 22, 1919 - April 16, 2014

Giles Nathan Kilgore, 94, of Kingsport passed away (Wednesday April 16, 2014) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Nickelsville, Virginia, all of his 94 years were spent in Gate City or Kingsport. Giles was a man of many talents. In his early years in Southwest, VA, he had sawmills, thrashed wheat and did many things to make a living during the years before he left for service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre and was wounded in March 1945.

Giles was also involved in a bus line, a hardware store and was a heavy equipment operator. He worked for many local equipment companies; and finally worked for himself as owner of Kilgore Excavating. He was also co-owner and builder of Richlands Motor Speedway.

Upon retirement, he and Gladys spent years doing crafts; and also splitting their time between Kingsport and Frostproof, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. Kilgore and Lizzie Price Kilgore; brothers, James Kilgore and D.P. Kilgore; two sisters, Orpha Hartsock and Mary Kilgore and grandson, Jason Kilgore

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Gladys Kilgore; daughter, Gay McReynolds and husband Bob, Fall Branch; four sons, "Jim" Kilgore and wife Debbie, Salisbury, NC, William "Bill Kilgore and wife Brenda, Kingsport, Jerry "Pat" Kilgore and wife Patricia, Kingsport and Ray G. Kilgore and wife Patricia, Gate City, Virginia; brother, Glen Kilgore, Weber City, Virginia; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Stokes and husband Rick, Kristy Morris, Kim McReynolds, Michael McReynolds and wife Mary, Nathan Kilgore, James Kilgore and wife Hope, Kelly Cassell, Jennifer Myers and husband Rusty and Shane Martin; thirteen great grandchildren, Aaron Stokes, Brayden Stokes, Courtney Duncan, Colby Duncan, Jacob Smith, Tyler McReynolds, Alex Kilgore, Alec Cassell, Keightly Martin, Brady Cassell, Logan Hagood, Lyndsey Hagood and Ethan Kilgore

The family will receive friends from 4 till 7pm Friday (April 18th, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Pastor James Kilgore and Senior Pastor David Peters officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Saturday at Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites presented by the American Legion Post 3/265. Those who plan to attend the graveside are asked to join the family at the funeral home by 10:15am Saturday to follow in procession.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers are great grandsons.

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

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Glenn Cecil Kilgore

Jan. 22, 1930 - Sept. 27, 2003

BELLEVUE - Glenn Cecil Kilgore, 73, of Bellevue, died Saturday at Bellevue Hospital.

He was born Jan. 22, 1930 in Norton, Va., to the late Leonard L. and Mo11ie (Starnes) Kilgore. He had been a resident of Bellevue since 1969.

He was a graduate of the Beaver High School in West Virginia; the McClains Business College; and attended the University of Florida, Gainsville, Fla. He was a veteran of the Navy Peace time and Korean Conflict.

He was terminal master for Norfolk and Southern and retired in 1986. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bellevue. He served as chairman of the Finance Committee at the church. He was also a member of the Bellevue Lions Club and the American Legion of Bellevue.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gibson Kilgore whom he married Sept. 9, 1950; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn Steven and Vickie Kilgore of Bellevue, Kevin and Terri Kilgore of Jefferson and Shawn and Jessica Kilgore of Clyde; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard L. Jr. and Betty Kilgore of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Munson (Ken).

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St. Bellevue, where a Lion service will be held at 6 p.m. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, Northwest St., Bellevue, with the Rev. Douglas Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Military graveside provided by the Bellevue American Legion and Bellevue VFW.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the First United Methodist Church memorial fund or to the American Cancer Society.

Norwalk, OH, Reflector, Sep 29,2003

Submitted by Don Lane

Jason Glen Kilgore

GATE CITY, Va. - Jason Glen Kilgore, 29, of Gate City, Va., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (July 18, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Kingsport, but had lived all his life in Scott County, Va. A graduate of Gate City High School, he played football as an all-state center. Jason attended Virginia Tech and was a member of The Delta Chi Fraternity. He coached little league football for five years and was the offensive line coach at Twin Springs High School for the past three years.

Jason worked at Eastman in materials handling of the Acid Division.

Football was his passion, but he also enjoyed golf, fishing, and four-wheeling. As much as he loved football, nothing could compare to his love for his family.

His maternal grandfather, G.B. "Barney" Sallee, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Kimberly Davis Kilgore; one daughter, Lyndsey Hagood; one son, Logan Hagood; his father and mother, Ray and Patricia Kilgore, of the Yuma community; a brother and sister-in-law, Nathan and Bobbie Kilgore, Yuma, Va.; one nephew, Ethan Cash Kilgore; maternal grandmother, Dorethea Sallee, Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Giles and Gladys Kilgore; Kingsport; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Davis, Mount Carmel; his best friend, Jim Fitzpatrick; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Will Shewey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials in Jason's memory to Twin Springs High School Football Program, Route 1, Box 114, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Jason Kilgore.

Kingsport Times-News
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John "Junior" Kilgore

DAYTON, Ohio - John Kilgore, 63, died Saturday (Aug. 17, 2002) at Montgomery County Fairgrounds after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 4, 1938, he trained and raced harness horses throughout the United States for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Kilgore and Rebah McClellan Kilgore Giffen; a sister, Norma Jean Camper; and a brother, Robert Darius.

Surviving are three daughters, Ynona Finch, Livingston, Tenn., Renee Davidson, Nashville, Tenn., Tammy Kilgore, Monterey, Tenn.; one son, John Kilgore, Georgia; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, William Kilgore, Ocala, Fla., Elliott and Shirley Kilgore, Kingsport, and Fred and Virginia Kilgore, Kingsport; an ex-wife, also a special friend, Karen Smith Kilgore; two stepdaughters, Amy Nelson, Kingsport, and Tammy Nelson Miguel, Katy, Texas; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Gravely Baptist Church, 500 Gravely Road, with the Rev. David Salley officiating.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service .

In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
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Karen Faye (Smith) Kilgore

KINGSPORT - Karen Faye Smith Kilgore, 51, passed away Sunday (July 20, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness and complications due to surgery.

She attended Lynn View High School and graduated from Ider High School, Ider, Ala. She also attended Lake Sumpter Community College, Leesburg, Fla., and graduated from Kingsport School of Practical Nursing. She was employed with The St. Paul Insurance Co. in Maitland, Fla., in the Case Management and Cost Containment Department.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Eason Smith; ex-husband, John Kilgore; and her maternal grandparents.

Surviving are her mother, Bettie Jones Dolan; her daughters, Amy Nelson, Kingsport, and Tammy Nelson Miguel, Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher and Aaron Morrison and Alexandra Miguel; brothers, J. Cole Dolan and wife Connie, Kingsport, David Dolan and wife Tina, Fallston, Md., and Jason Smith, Philadelphia, Pa.; sister, Melody Dimitrious and husband Steve, Woodstock, Ga.; aunts, Virginia Kilgore and husband Fred and Shirley Kilgore and husband Elliott, both of Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel of Kingsport with Pastor David Salley officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service and anytime at the residence, 1636 G St., and also at the aunt's residence, 205 Live Oak Drive, Kingsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, c/o Holston Valley Medical Center, 103 W. Ravine St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660; The Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road Suite 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37215; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lena Ruth (Fuller) Kilgore

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Lena Ruth Fuller Kilgore, 82, Yuma community, entered into rest Thursday (March 23, 2006) at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

Mrs. Kilgore was born in Scott County, Va. on May 25, 1923 and was the daughter of Harry and Janie Francisco Fuller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie E. Kilgore; sisters, Viola Smith and Bessie Carter; and an infant brother, John Fuller.

Surviving is her step-daughter, Janet Thurm, Royersford, Pa.; sister, Martha Alley, Glade Springs, Va.; nieces and nephews, Pauline Coleman, Rita Carter, Linda Sue Helton, Kyle Smith and Bruce Carter; brother-in-law, Joe Kilgore and wife, Agnes, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Broadwater and husband, Lowell, Nickelsville, Va.; and very special friends, Shirley Lane and husband, James, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Linda Sue Helton officiating.

The Salley Family Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Larry Tipton, Doug Dingus, Kerry Broadwater, Delmer Ashworth, James Lane and Kenny Kern will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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Lucinda "Cindy'' Kilgore

KINGSPORT - Lucinda "Cindy'' Kilgore, 36, Bloomingdale community, departed this life to a better home with the Lord on Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002).

She fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Lucinda accepted the Lord as her Savior several years ago and was of the Baptist faith. She graduated from Sullivan North High School.

At the time of her illness, she was employed at Asbury Center at Baysmont as a certified nursing assistant.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Kilgore; two brothers, Gerald and Kenneth Kilgore; a special niece, Laura Kilgore; grandparents, Camey and Elihue Kilgore and Lucy and Ledford Cornett; aunt and uncle, Rosa and Pat Marshall; one special uncle, Paul Cornett.

Surviving are her father and stepmother, Riley and Delphia Kilgore; brother, Perry Kilgore; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcella and Bill Farmer and Malinda and Doug Moore, all of Kingsport; nieces, Melody Kilgore and Camey Moore; nephews, Jason Farmer and Matthew Kilgore; special cousin, Lilly Kilgore and a very special aunt, Peggy Cornett, St. Paul, Va.; several cousins and a host of friends.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Bethany Old Regular Baptist Church Cemetery on Morelock Street with Elder Ronnie Hensley officiating.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lucy M. Kilgore

NICKELSVILLE. Va. - Mrs. Lucy M. Kilgore, 72, died at the home of her son, Carl E. Kilgore, in Gate City at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

She is survived by three daughters. Mrs. J. G. Shoemaker of Pasco. Wash.. Mrs. J. C. Smith of Kingsport and Mrs. R. D. Richards of Cleveland. Ohio; four sons, Carl E. and Victor H. of Gate City, Clinard R. and C. Boyd Kilgore of Kingsport: two sisters. Mrs. Bill Smith ot Bluefield, W.V. and Mrs. D. C. Dettor of Guilford College, N. C.; two brothers, the Rev. Ruth [Rufus] Kilgore of Bristol, Tenn., and John W. Bush of Gate City.

She was a daughter of Robert [Kilgore] and Louise Hartsock.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Nickelsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Powers, the Rev. N. P. King and the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating. Burial will be In Nickelsville cemetery.

The body will remain at Scott County Funeral Home until time for services. Pallbearers will be Lindsey, Wise and George Kilgore, Eddie Childress. Douglas Dettor, Eugene Williams, Sherman Hartsock. Milton McClellan, John Fleenor and Ray Quillen.

(from Kingsport News, Friday. June 4, 1954)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane


Mrs. Lula M. Kilgore


   Nicklesville, Va. - Mrs. Lula McConnell Kilgore, 68, died at her home in this community Monday at 2 p.m. as a result of pneumonia and complications.

   Mrs. Kilgore had been in declining health for some time, and had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. Widely connected in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Elam McConnell, and was a member of the Methodist Church.

   She is survived by her husband, Monroe Kilgore; five sons, William R. Kilgore of Norton, John Mack Kilgore of Coeburn, Glen Kilgore of Kingsport, and Roy and Bruce Kilgore of Nicklesville; a daughter Mrs. Henry Hillman of Nicklesville. Two brothers and one sister also survive.

   Funeral services will be held at the home at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the family cemetery nearby.

Kingsport Times - 5 Feb 1946
Submitted by Yvonne

Marie (McConnell) Kilgore

WEBER CITY, Va. - Marie M. Kilgore, 78, of Kermit Road, went to be with the Lord late Wednesday evening ( June 01, 2005 ) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center of Weber City, following an illness.

Born June 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Warren A. and Madge Addington McConnell of Scott County, Va., she was a retired sales clerk with the Fashion Center in Gate City, Va.. She was a member of the Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame), and a loving wife, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Callie McConnell; her aunt and uncle, Milburn and Melinda "Mommy Nick" Nickels; two brothers, Fred McConnell and Jack McConnell and a sister, Reba Gillenwater.

Surviving is her husband of 58 years, Glen R. Kilgore of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma Lane and husband, Danny of Knoxville, Tenn., and Linda Campbell and husband, Lowell of Gate City, Va.; a step-brother, Bill Hillman and wife, Anna of Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Jeff Campbell, Eric Campbell and wife, Danni, Allen Lane and wife, Cindy and Melissa Moore and husband, Brent; as well as eight great-grandchildren.

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

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

Music will be provided by Deborah Green.

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

Pallbearers will be Allen Lane , Brent Moore, Jeff Campbell, Eric Campbell, Jason Kilgore, and Nathan Kilgore.

Honorary pallbearers are Deb Adams and Versie Osborne.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Margaret E. Kilgore

KINGSPORT - Margaret E. Kilgore, 80, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( June 6, 2003 ) at Church Hill Health Care.

She was born in Nickelsville , Va. , and was a resident of Kingsport all her life. She retired from Tennessee Eastman and was a member of First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Green Kilgore Sr. and Queen Esther Castle Kilgore; brothers and sisters, Carrie Kilgore, Mildred Fleenor, Claude Kilgore, Earl Kilgore, Radford Kilgore and James Kilgore.

Surviving are her sister, Lorraine Broadwater; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends at the home of Jean Fincher, 520 Kimbark Lane .

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Cordey officiating.

Entombment service will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church, 106 E. Charlemont Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary Caroline (Taylor) Kilgore

GATE CITY, Va. - Mary Caroline Kilgore, 90, of Route 2, Midway community, stepped into the arms of Jesus on Sunday (Nov. 20, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Russell County, Va. on June 16, 1915 and was the daughter of the late Lindsey Taylor and Hannah Rasnake Taylor. She was retired from Indian Path Medical Center as a nurse and worked as a midwife in the community.

Mrs. Kilgore was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan William Kilgore, Sr.; sons, Lindsey Kilgore, Larry Kilgore, Willie Kilgore, Freddie Kilgore; infant daughter, Tilda Kilgore; granddaughter, Machell Kilgore; sisters, Ada, Ebbie, Dora; brothers, Noah, Walt, Henry, Ike.

Surviving are her daughters, June Robinson and husband Bill, of the home, Ann Easterling, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Judy Kilgore, Gate City, Va., Nathan, Jr. and Kandy Kilgore, Piney Flats, David Kilgore, Gate City, Va.; daughters-in-law, Nancy Kilgore, Kingsport, Lou Kilgore, Duffield, Va., Mary Ellen Hamilton, Prince George, Va.; sister, Sallie Fuller, Gate City, Va.; special niece, Vera Sue Kiser, Gate City, Va.; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Allen Karnes and Rev. John Hackney officiating.

Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers and Kenneth Davis.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wilson C. Kilgore Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Special thanks to Dr. Wesley Eastridge and nurse Joy Hensley, her caregiver Brenda Shearer, and Amedysis Home Health Care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mildred Ruth (Sanders) Kilgore

MOUNT CARMEL - Mildred Ruth Kilgore, 80, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was a member of Vernon Heights Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edd B. Kilgore; parents, Henry Sanders and Lucille Agee Sanders; two sisters, Betty Hale and an infant sister; and granddaughter, Cindy Lea Senter.

Surviving are her daughter, Judy K. Senter and husband Robert, of Mount Carmel; son, Eddie Kilgore and wife Susie, of Hiltons, Va.; three grandchildren Shea Simmons and husband Tom, of Mount Carmel, Lisa Baker of Mount Carmel, and Rebecca Christian and husband Brad, of Church Hill; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Hammonds, Tamara Hammonds, Amy Gillenwater, Brandi Simmons, Colton Simmons, Delana Simmons and Peyton Christian; two sisters, Nancy Gillenwater and husband Jonah, of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Frances Gillenwater and husband Charles, of Montpelier, Ind.; brothers, Tommy Sanders and wife Joyce, of Kingsport, Phillip Sanders and wife Charlotte, Richard Sanders and wife Maudie, Ronald Sanders and wife Peggy, and Sammy Sanders and wife Jan, all of Kokomo, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; lifetime friend, Joella Begley of Kingsport.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Hale and the Rev. Lonnie Wooten Jr. officiating.

Graveside services will follow the funeral services in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Wellmont Hospice and Homecare as well as Church Hill EMS.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mildred Kilgore.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Monroe J. Kilgore


   Monroe J. Kilgore, 68, died at his home at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

   Mr. Kilgore is survived by his wife, Thelma Vickers; six sons, Roy W., Bruce B., C. Glen, and Ronald, Nicklesville, William R. of Norton, Va.; and John Mack of Coeburn, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Henry W. Hillman of Nicklesville; five brothers, Sevier and C. P. of Nicklesville, Henry M. and William of Coeburn, and Green of West Dante; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Culbertson of Coeburn, and Mrs. Risom Williams of Gate City; and 13 grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.  Thursday at the Gillenwater
Chapel with Rev. C.A. Robinette and the Rev. N. P. King officiating. Interment will be in the Kilgore Family Cemetery.

Kingsport Times - 28 Sept 1949
Submitted by Yvonne

Oria Bea (Lane) Kilgore

GARDNER, ILL. — Oria Bea Lane Kilgore, 73, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Aug. 19, 2007).

She was born in Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Howard Lane and Laura Ellen Frazier Lane; her husband, Vernon Eugene Kilgore; daughter, Barbara Kern; four brothers, J.D., Gary, Danny Joe, Ernie Lane.

Surviving are, her daughter, Brenda Sue Kilgore and son, Vernon Eugene Kilgore, Jr., of Gardner, Ill.; sisters, Helen Lyons, Webber City, Va., Gearldine and Ernest Folden, Kingsport, Linda Kay and husband Wayne Folden, Loreen and husband Ivan Folden, Fall Branch, Tenn.; brothers, Glen and Lynda Lane of Caldwell, Idaho, Billy and wife Brenda Lane of Gate City, Va., JR and wife Anita Lane of Lebanon, Ind., Mike Lane of Gate City.

UC Davidson & Son Funeral Home of Morris, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.

Her body will be returned to the Addington Family Cemetery in Snowflake, Va., at a later date.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Perry Eugene Kilgore

KINGSPORT — Perry Kilgore, 50, Kingsport, passed away Saturday (May 16, 2009) at his home following a courageous battle against cancer.

Born in Kingsport on Dec. 24, 1958, he was a lifetime resident of Kingsport and an employee of Frito-Lay at Piney Flats. Perry had many interests outside his work, but his greatest joy was his family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Kilgore; father, Riley M. Kilgore; mother, Hazel Kilgore; two brothers, Gerald and Kenneth Kilgore; and one sister, Lucinda Kilgore.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Cecil Kilgore; daughter, Melody Castle and husband, Jeff; son, Matthew Kilgore; step-sons, Josh Grimes, Sgt. Jeffrey Gilmer and Matthew Gilmer; two sisters, Marcella Farmer and husband, Bill and Malinda Moore and husband, Doug; step-mother, Delphia Kilgore; grandson, Jeffery Castle; niece, Camey Moore; nephew, Jason Farmer; cousin, Lillie Kilgore; and aunt Peggy Cornett and family.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services will be at 8 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Musick officiating.

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

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport Oncology nursing staff, Dr. Matthews and his staff, Dr. Baumrucker and Amedisys Hospice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Perry Kilgore.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rebecca (McKinney) Kilgore

NICKELSVILLE - Mrs. Rebecca McKinney (Aunt Becky) Kilgore, 98, died early Sunday [6/12/1977] in Holston Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Whitt (Ethel) Salyer, Nickelsville, and Mrs. John (Dana) Welch, Landover Hill, Md.; two brothers, Arthur Salyer, Dante, Va., and Ben Salyer, Hamblen, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Albie Innis, Nickelsville, and Mrs. Oma Johnson, Nickelsville; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca McKinney Kilgore will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville with Rev. O'Dell Beecham and the Rev. Walter Mabe officiating. Burial will be in Nickelsville Cemetery. Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News / Tuesday, June 14, 1977)

Kingsport Times-News

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Riley M. Kilgore

KINGSPORT - Riley M. Kilgore, 82, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday morning (May 2, 2007) at his home.

He was born in Dickenson County, Va. on Oct. 10, 1924. Riley served proudly during World War II in the Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Holston Auto Supply after 31 years. After retiring, he volunteered at the Mountain Home Veterans Hospital for 12 years. He was a member of Bethany Old Regular Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and assistant clerk for several years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elihue Kilgore; and his mother, Camey McCoy Kilgore; one brother, Emory Kilgore; one sister and brother-in-law, Rosa and Pat Marshall; his first wife of 17 years, Hazel Kilgore; two sons, Gerald and Kenneth Kilgore; one daughter, Lucinda Kilgore; and one granddaughter Laura Kilgore.

He is survived by his second wife, Delphia Yates Kilgore of 39 years; one son, Perry Kilgore; two daughters, Marcella and husband, Bill Farmer, Malinda and husband, Doug Moore; four grandchildren, Jason Farmer, Matthew Kilgore, Melody and husband, Jeff Castle and Camey Moore; one great-grandson, Jeffrey Castle; and a special niece, Lillie Kilgore, all of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson in Kingsport and 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Old Regular Baptist Church or anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Old Regular Baptist Church on Morelock Street in Kingsport with Elder Robert Clay and Elder Walter Rose.

Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery with Pastor Jerry Musick officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post Number 3/265.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Riley Kilgore.

Kingsport Times-News
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Oria Bea (Lane) Kilgore

GARDNER, ILL. — Oria Bea Lane Kilgore, 73, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Aug. 19, 2007).

She was born in Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Howard Lane and Laura Ellen Frazier Lane; her husband, Vernon Eugene Kilgore; daughter, Barbara Kern; four brothers, J.D., Gary, Danny Joe, Ernie Lane.

Surviving are, her daughter, Brenda Sue Kilgore and son, Vernon Eugene Kilgore, Jr., of Gardner, Ill.; sisters, Helen Lyons, Webber City, Va., Gearldine and Ernest Folden, Kingsport, Linda Kay and husband Wayne Folden, Loreen and husband Ivan Folden, Fall Branch, Tenn.; brothers, Glen and Lynda Lane of Caldwell, Idaho, Billy and wife Brenda Lane of Gate City, Va., JR and wife Anita Lane of Lebanon, Ind., Mike Lane of Gate City.

UC Davidson & Son Funeral Home of Morris, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.

Her body will be returned to the Addington Family Cemetery in Snowflake, Va., at a later date.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Reba Katherine (Williams) Kilgore

KINGSPORT — Reba Katherine Williams Kilgore, age 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Oct. 31, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on July 19, 1920 in Scott County, Va. to Robert Bruce Williams and Minnie Estel Musick Williams.

Her main concern was her family’s happiness. She loved gardening and working outside. She loved to watch a variety of sports, knowing many of the players and their stats. She loved nature and the doves that rested in her kitchen window.

Reba was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Kilgore (in 1983); her son, Nick B. Kilgore (in 1983); her parents; her brothers, Claude R. Williams, Carson E. Williams, Frank E. Williams, Hoyt O. Williams and Edsel K. Williams.

Surviving are her three sons, Robert Lewis Kilgore and wife Ada Ruth, Tom Kilgore and wife Sandra, and Reverend Jim L. Kilgore and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Sherri Rogers and husband Brian, Tracy Y. Kilgore and fiance Steve McMillian, Kelly Kilgore, Charlie Kilgore, Brandon Kilgore and wife Chasity, Robby Kilgore and fiancee Rachel Moree; great-grandchildren, Matt Rogers, Andy Rogers, Sarah Rogers, Cordell Kilgore, Katie Kilgore Shull, Keegan Kilgore and Rylee Grace Kilgore; one sister, Bernice Bray and husband Hoyt; two brothers, Clayton Ola Williams and wife Margaret and Arthur Fay Williams and wife Margie; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel.

A graveside service with Pastor Ed Fantin officiating will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of the Last Supper.

Oak Hill Memorial Park is honored to be serving the family of Reba Katherine Williams Kilgore.

Kingsport Times-News
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Robert A. Kilgore

Robert A. Kilgore, 86, 934 Walnut Ave., Kingsport, died Monday afternoon [12/16/1985] in Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after suffering a fall Saturday night.

Born in Hancock County, he had resided in Kingsport since 1937. He was employed by Kingsport Press for over 40 years, retiring in 1963.

He was a member of Stone Drive United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Anderson Kilgore; a daughter, Sally Kilgore Cloud; and a son, Roddie Kilgore.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Maxie) Lane, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Mrs. Sandy Lane Wampler, Knoxville, Larry Cloud, Sulphur Springs, Michael Kilgore, Tampa, Fla. and Allan Lane, Gainesville, Ga.; five great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mack Turner and the Rev. Tommy Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Shirley Kaye (Shelton) Taylor Kilgore

GATE CITY, Va. - Shirley Kaye Shelton Kilgore, 53, of Route 2, formerly of Daniel Boone community, departed this life Sunday (Aug. 26, 2001) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Sullivan County and grew up in the Daniel Boone community.

She was a member of Marble Point Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Logan Shelton and Nancy Bess Watkins Shelton; sisters, Peggy Shelton and Patsy Ruth Shelton; and brothers, Billy Ray Shelton and Albert Mack Shelton.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Sue and Don Geib, Richmond, Va., Allison and Sam Burke, Gate City; son, Aaron Kilgore, Gate City; grandchildren, Eric Burke and Bryan Burke, both of Gate City, and Rosemary Geib, Richmond, Va.; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty and Denver Claude Price, Gate City, and Mary Sue Byrd, Gate City; brothers and sister-in-law, Charles and Linda Shelton, Kingsport, and Jimmy Shelton, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Kathryn Ball, Judy Barnett, Janice Absher, Carolyn Howington, Jeanette Clark, Tammy Dixon and Bea Shelton.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Kilbourn officiating.

Music will be by Kathleen Thompson.

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

Pallbearers will be Bo Taylor, Eric Begley, Adam Sampson, Michael Barnett, Kevin Barnett, Travis Barnett, Andy Shelton, Jamie Shelton, Carl Repass, Gary Moore and Alan Howington.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Madux, Roy Barnett, Steve Absher, Harlan Lane, Danny Kilgore and Carter Frazier.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Thelma G. (Peters) Kilgore

COEBURN, Va. - Thelma Peters Kilgore, 88, went home to be with the Lord Thursday (Jan. 13, 2005) at Wellmont-Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was born in Oreton, Lee County, Va., to the late William Robert and Rebecca Miles Peters; four sisters, Leota R. Beverly, Delena Peters, Alberta Skeens and Artence Lynch; a brother, William R. Peters; and infant twin grandsons preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kilgore was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and served the Lord with her husband in carrying out the Lord's work for 70 years. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and served as Vacation Bible School director for 30 years at Mary's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Coeburn Women's Club.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. C.L. Kilgore; a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Randy and Shelby Kilgore of Bristol, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya K. and Dr. Preston Hancock of Raleigh, N.C., and Kaye K. and Larry Greear of Coeburn, Va.; five grandchildren, Karin H. Leonard, Terri K. Robinson, Rev. Preston Hancock Jr., Stephen C. Hancock and Charles Douglas (C.D.) Greear; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ferl P. Glenn of Bristol, Tenn., and Marion O'Dell of Coeburn, Va.; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Lauren Mullins, Doc and Jewell Young, and Linda Pilkenton, and her prayer group.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Marty Puckett and Brother Les Ritchie officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Coeburn, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mary's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 989, Coeburn, Va. 24230.

Kingsport Times-News
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William Clarence Kilgore

COEBURN, Va. - William (Bill) Clarence Kilgore, 81, died Saturday morning [ 2/25/1977 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Scott County, Va. and ran Kilgore’s Cash Store in the Riverview community here for over 35 years. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nellie Turner Kilgore; one son, Tommy Kilgore, Coeburn; one sister, Mrs. Maudie Culbertson, Coeburn; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Estes Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for William Clarence Kilgore will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Estes Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Grove Cemetery , Norton. The body will remain at the Estes Funeral Home.

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

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William Sevier Kilgore

KINGSPORT - William S. Kilgore, 74, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday (Jan. 30, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on June 13, 1930 in Scott County, Va., to Robert and Reba Kilgore. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served as a medic. He traveled and worked all over the U.S.A.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Reba Kilgore; a sister, Norma Jean; two brothers, Darius Kilgore and John (Junior) Kilgore; and his mother-in-law whom he loved dearly, Mary Absher.

Survivors include his children, Beverly Newland of Johnson City, Towma Williams and husband Phil of Kingsport, Billy Kilgore of Tevares, Fla., and Jeanie Kalmback of Silver Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren, Melissa Greene, Kimberly Stapleton, Kristi Camo and Jamey Williams; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elliott Kilgore and wife Shirley and Fred Kilgore and wife Virginia; and a special friend and neighbor, Willie.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Family and friends may also call anytime at the home of his daughter, Towma Williams, 639 Dora St., Kingsport.

A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Jonathan Lovelace officiating.

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

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Willie E. “Bill” Kilgore

GATE CITY, Va. - Willie “Bill” Kilgore, 81, entered into rest Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2005) at the Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.

He was born in Scott County, Va., Feb. 28, 1924, to the late Willie Kilgore and Nannie Harris Kilgore.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jennie Kilgore Pope, June 2005, and Flora Ethel Lawson, August 2005.

Mr. Kilgore served in World War II and the Korean War and retired from the Army Reserves in 1967 with two Silver Stars. He also retired from Eastman Kodak after 37 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Kilgore, Gate City; daughter and son-in-law, Janet Darlene and Ronald Thrum, Royersford, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Lowell Broadwater, Nickelsville, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Isaac Joe and Agnes Kilgore, Kingsport; special little beagle, "Midnite," several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Military graveside services will at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Special thanks to his neighbors, the best in the world.

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Arnold Wiley Kimbler

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Arnold Wiley Kimbler, 78, entered into rest August 31, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born November 10, 1930 in Scott County, VA. He was the son of Rufus Kimbler and Eliza Compton Kimbler. He was a lifetime resident of Scott County and a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include his four sisters, Opal Flanary, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Ruby Sanders, Kingsport, TN, Lillian and Janie Kimbler, of the home, who were his loving caregivers; nieces, Glenda Head, Gate City, VA, Kathy Harris and husband, Richard, Kingsport, TN, Wanda Shipley and husband, Richard, Blountville, TN, Mildred Mitchell and husband, Forrest, Arlington, VA; nephews, Paul Sanders, Kingsport, TN, Lawton Stallard and wife, Judy, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Johnny Stallard and wife, Linda, Gate City, VA; several great nieces and one great nephew; several great great nieces and great great nephews; many cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating. Music will be provided by Phillip Elliott and Toke Hensley.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the Kimbler Cemetery, Alley Valley Community. The family will meet at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Lawton Stallard, Johnny Stallard, Paul Sanders, Richard Harris, Larry Darnell and Chris Kimbler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Shipley, Barlow Hill, William Kimbler, Doc Starnes and Bill Darnell.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Emmett Alfred Kimbler

KINGSPORT — Emmett Alfred Kimbler, 88, of Kingsport and formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., passed away Thursday (July 10, 2008) at the Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Kimbler was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 5, 1919 and was the son of the late Rufus and Leiza Compton-Kimbler.

He was employed by the Tennessee Eastman Company for 42 years and loved hunting, fishing and farming.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by his best friend, Helen Pitt, Kingsport; daughters, Patsy Cook and husband, Rick, Sr., and Kay Kimbler, all of Kingsport; grandsons, Chris Cook and Trey Cook; brother, Arnold Kimbler, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sisters, Opal Flanary, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Ruby Sanders, Kingsport, Lillian Kimbler and Janie Kimbler, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; along with several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

The Clinch River Boys will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Kimbler Family Cemetery, Kimblertown Road in the Ft. Blackmore community of Scott County, Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Lawton Stallard, J.R. Stallard, Paul Sanders, Richard Harris, Chris Kimbler and Elmer Starnes will serve as pallbearers.

Bill Darnell, Larry Darnell, Ken Lane and Ray Lane will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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Gertrude Dallas Kimbler

KINGSPORT - Gertrude Dallas Kimbler, 88, entered into eternal rest Thursday (April 18, 2002) at the Wexford House, Kingsport.

Mrs. Kimbler was born in Scott County, Va. on March 29, 1914, daughter of the late Worley and Ida May Frye Kimbler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gillenwater; daughter, Shirley Jean Gillenwater; son, Donald Billy Gillenwater; granddaughter, Carolyn Ann Falin; great-grandson, Charles Scott Gillenwater; sister, Dora Starnes; brothers, Ellis, Ray and Clarence Kimbler.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Ula G. and Roy K. Falin , Clinchport, Va. and Pauline and Johnny W. Howell, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Lucille Barnette, Kingsport, and Dorthy Wolfe, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and one brother, Woodrow Kimbler, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Pauline Howell.

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

The Midway Quartet will provide the music.

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

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

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James Edward Kimbler Sr.

September 20, 1932 - April 3, 2014

Mr. James Edward Kimbler, Sr; 80, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Church Hill Health and Rehab Center in Church Hill, Tennessee after a six year battle with Alzheimer's.

James was born on September 20th, 1932 in Sullivan County, Tennessee to the late Henry Lee Kimbler and Mary Sanders Kimbler. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the V.F.W. He was a Christian and loved people. James enjoyed fishing, going to flea markets and was self-employed as an auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Lucille Sandidge.

Left to cherish his memory are daughter, Lisa Kimbler Moore and her husband David of Mt. Carmel; son James "Jimmy" Edward Kimbler of Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Jimmie Marie Kimbler of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Jason and Joshua Kimbler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Military graveside services will be held on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 12:00 PM in the Garden of Last Supper in Oak Hill Memorial Park conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3, Gate City Post # 265 and the Tennessee National Guard or the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. Rev. Hagan Webb, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Tennessee Alzheimer's Association, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff of Church Hill Health and Rehab and also a special thanks to Caris Healthcare hospice nurses.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Edward Kimbler, Sr.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Stacy Wayne Kimbler

KINGSPORT — Stacy Wayne Kimbler, 73, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (June 14, 2009) at VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn.

He retired from Kingsport Press after 30 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the D.A.V.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Janie Renfro Kimbler; and his son, Timothy Kimbler.

He is survived by his sons, Stacy Andrew Kimbler and Travis Wayne Kimbler, both of Kingsport; three granddaughters, Amanda, Alayna and Trinity; sister, Eva Collins and husband, Fred of Kingsport. He is further survived by several cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Greg DePriest officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Stacy Wayne Kimbler.

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Wilma Ruth (Owens) Kimbler

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Wilma Ruth Owens Kimbler, 80, of the Alley Valley community, passed away Wednesday (April 11, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 20, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Bascom Owens and Myrtle Rebeca Summey Owens. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ellis E. Kimbler (05-15-1995); brothers, Edward Owens, Bill Owens, Sam Owens and Ralph Owens; and an infant brother.

Surviving are three daughters, Edna Musick and husband, Edisol, Betty Smith and husband, Lester of Gate City, Va., and Patricia Wininger and husband, C.D. "Skip", Jr., Yuma, Va.; son, William Ellis Kimbler and wife, Dorothy, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, William Kimbler and wife, Jennifer, Chris Kimbler and wife, Allison , Matthew Kimbler, Shannon Musick and wife, JerriAnna, Kelly Musick, Lester Smith, Jr. and wife, Kellie, Roderick Smith and wife, Melissa, Clint Wininger and wife, Kelly, Candice Wininger; great-grandchildren, Brennon Kimbler, Noah Kimbler, Seth Musick, Holly Musick, Chase Smith, Taylor Smith, Chloe Smith, Reid Smith, Emma Smith, Baby Wininger; sisters, Edith Nelson and Mary Ann McAuther of Kingsport, Faye Owens, Duffield, Va., Wanda Lane and husband, Roy Lee, Weber City, Va.; brother, Mark Owens and wife, Vonda, Midway, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Kimbler, Duffield, Va., and Faye Owens Sanders, Gate City, Va.; brother-in-law, Woodrow Kimbler and wife, Venice, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence, 4252 Alley Valley Rd.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

Music will be provided by Candice Wininger.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Please meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery if you would like to attend these services.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and great-grandsons as honorary pallbearers.

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Anna Ruth (Steadman) Kindle

KINGSPORT — Ruth “Sis” Kindle lived a full life and fell asleep in the arms of her Lord in the early morning of Jan. 3, 2009 .

She was a wife, a mom, a mamaw, a sister and above all things, a best friend. Ruth lived her life for God and though we grieve over her passing, we know she is finally home, in the kingdom of Heaven . She had a heart full of love and kindness, as well as a way of leaving an impact on you in one way or another. She lived, she loved, and she left us knowing just how special she really was. Though we miss her, we know we’ll see her soon, some glad day.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivor C. and Georgia Nelms Steadman; brothers, Richard L. Steadman and Darse W. Steadman; and sister, Emogene Steadman Barker.

Anna Ruth is survived by her husband, Otis B. Kindle ; daughter, Lesa Renner and husband, Charles; son, Richard Kindle and wife, Kim; grandchildren, Darby Kindle and wife, Falecia, Holly Kindle , Dusty Kindle and wife, Shannon, Aaron Wild, Britny Renner and Ashlyn Renner; great-grandchildren, Austin Cunningham, Breanna Kindle and Savanah Kindle ; sister, Patsy Fields; twin brother, Ivor Joe Steadman; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will begin at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Barker officiating.

Graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. , where family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:45 .

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Renner, Jr., Aaron Wild, Darby Kindle , Dustin Kindle , Mike Dorton and Randy Wild.

A special thanks to Dr. Swartz and the staff of 2nd and 5th floor of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the family of Anna Ruth Kindle .

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Beverly Geneva (Adams) Kindle

KINGSPORT — Geneva Kindle, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday (Sept. 16, 2007) surrounded by loving friends and family.

Geneva was born March 4, 1923 in Clinchport, Va., the 12th of 14 children of Rachael and Andy Adams. She enjoyed most of her life in the Bloomingdale area of Kingsport.

Geneva was loving and devoted to her husband Paul of 61 years, and their son, Griffin Kinard and his partner, Dan Claeys of Knoxville.

Geneva loved life and avid gardener and cook, she nurtured and encouraged everyone she met. She especially loved bingo with her special niece, Jeanette Parker.

Geneva and her family would especially like to thank Advanta Hospice Care and Barbara and Coy Kindle for their unwavering love and support.

We will celebrate Geneva’s life at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to ll:30 a.m. with a memorial service to follow in the chapel.

Burial will follow at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

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

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Edna Elizabeth (Gilreath) Kindle

Edna Elizabeth Gilreath Kindle, age 97, of Kingsport, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2012, after a brief illness.

Edna was born on March 17, 1915, in Fairview, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Taylor and Verna Gilreath. She graduated from the eighth grade, was a good student and played basketball. She attended New Melody Methodist Church. She married Felix Kindle on July 3, 1933 and moved with him to Clinchport, Virginia. In 1939 they moved to Kingsport where she lived for the remainder of her life. Edna enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, gardening, growing flowers and quilting. She was a faithful member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She loved her church and her church family.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Edna was preceded in death by her sisters, Della Vanzant, Beulah Vanzant, Kathleen Smith, Venus Kindle, Lela Gilreath, and her brother Henry Gilreath.

Edna is survived by her son Hezekiah Kindle and wife Judith of Kingsport, TN; daughters, Bobbie Shelton and husband Harry of Johnson City, TN, Nellie Brodrick and husband Frank of Johnson City, TN, Norma Cobb of Kingsport, TN, Ladona Hancock and husband Jim of Frost Proof, FL; sister, Buna Dixon of Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Mildred Gilreath of Kingsport, TN; and grandchildren, Dean Shelton and wife Rebecca of Jonesborough, Tn, Beth Sedam and husband Charlie of Jonesborough, TN, Rhonda Brodrick of Johnson City, TN, Frank Brodrick and wife Amy of Hendersonville, TN, Tad Hancock, Cleveland, TN, Cheynne Hancock, West Palm Beach, FL, Bryan Cobb and wife Beth of Oveido, FL, Joel Kindle and wife Robin of Piney Flats, TN; nine great-grandchildren, Alex, Kyndle, and Ayden Cobb; Abigail, Joseph, and Jackson Brodrick; Noah, and Chelsey Sedam; and David Shelton; many nieces, nephews, and other close family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from noon until 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on September 8, 2012 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Elder Everett Lett and Minister Bob Underwood officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dean Shelton, Bryan Cobb, Joel Kindle, Frank Brodrick, Jimmy Gilreath, and Tommy Dixon.

The children would like to thank all the nurses, therapist, and staff at Health South Rehab Hospital for the care and support given to their mother.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Edna Elizabeth Gilreath Kindle.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Elmer Frank Kindle

KINGSPORT - Elmer Frank Kindle, 80, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Kindle was a veteran having served in the Army during World War II as a gun crewman with the heavy artillery where he received awards and decorations including the American Theater Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with one Bronze Arrowhead and two Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Admiral Kindle; his mother, Nettie Alice Sloan Kindle; two sisters, Bessie Earl Kindle and Kitty Ann France; and one brother, Larry Edmond Kindle.

Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Mildred Rhoton Kindle, Kingsport; brothers, James Paul Kindle and wife Geneva and Coy P. Kindle and wife Barbara, both of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Strickler and the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Lynn Garden Baptist Church, 301 May Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. or to the charity of one's choice.

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

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James Paul Kindle

KINGSPORT — James Paul Kindle, 85, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2008) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Clinchport) and was of the Baptist faith. Paul served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Charles Dewitt Byrd VFW, Post 3382. He later retired from Tennessee Eastman Corp. after 39 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Adams Kindle; parents, Dewey A. and Nettie Alice Sloan Kindle; sisters, Bessie Kindle and Kitty Ann France; brothers, Elmer Frank Kindle and Larry Edmond Kindle.

Mr. Kindle is survived by his son, Griffin Kinard and partner, Daniel Claeys, Knoxville; brother, Coy Kindle and wife, Barbara, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.

Music will be provided by Carroll Hurd.

Military graveside will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. with Charles Dewitt Byrd VFW Post 3382 – Tenn National Guard conducting the service.

Pallbearers will be the VFW Color Guard.

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

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Larry Edman Kindle

WEBER CITY, Va. - Larry Edman Kindle , 73, entered into rest on Friday (May 21, 1999) at his residence.

Mr. Kindle was born on January 11, 1926 in Scott County, Va. a son of the late Admiral Dewey and Nettie Sloan Kindle . He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Kate Kindle ; daughter, Linda Garrett; two sisters, Kitty France and Bessie Earl Kindle ; a granddaughter, Brenda Roberts.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Janie and Pridemore Bellamy and Mrs. Dana and Dallas Roberts, all of Weber City; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mr. Jeff and Tina Kindle and Mr. Arthur "Bobby" Kindle , all of Weber City; three brothers, Mr. Paul Kindle , Mr. Elmer Kindle and Mr. Coy Kindle , all of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, Mark Bowen, Johnny Gibson, Amy Edwards, David Roberts, Jason Bowen, Bridget Roberts, Becky Kindle , Maggie Kindle and Scotty Kindle ; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Gate City funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Riley Boy, the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.

Burial will follow the services in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City.

Pallbearers will be Mark Bowen, Jason Bowen, Johnny Gibson, David Roberts, Roger Fraysier, Richard Bowen, Terry Kindle , Stephen Roberts and Phil Quillen.

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Mildred (Rhoton) Kindle

KINGSPORT - Mildred Rhoton Kindle, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Tuesday morning (Feb. 22, 2005).

She was born in Clinchport, Va., and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1943. Mrs. Kindle was a licensed cosmetologist and former owner/operator of her own beauty salon for several years.

Mrs. Kindle was of the Christian faith and was a devoted Christian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Kindle (Feb. 10,2004); four sisters, Lilly, Lula, Maggie, and Mabel; two brothers, James "Jay", and Kermit.

Surviving are her special brother-in-law, Coy Kindle and wife, Barbara; and brother-in-law, Paul Kindle and wife, Geneva; also several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Jack May officiating.

Committal service will be conducted following the funeral service at Oak Hill Mausoleum with Edwin B. Neale Sr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis Tenn. 38105 or to Moose Charities, Inc. Children's Fund, 86 A Street, Mooseheart, Ill. 60539-9903.

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

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Elbert Clarence King

Elbert Clarence (Trouble) King, 85, 113 Inglewood Avenue, Mount Carmel, died at 4 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 16, 1992) at his home after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, he had lived in Kingsport and Mount Carmel for most of his life.

He was a farmer and member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Frazier.

Surviving are his wife, Jewel Lawson King, of the home; three daughters, Ms. Wilma King and Bobbie Walker, both of Kingsport, and Ms. Ellen Jane King, Norcross, Ga.; one son, James R. King, Kingsport; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are anytime Monday at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Travis officiating.

Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in is charge.

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Ellen Jane King

KINGSPORT - Ellen Jane King, 64, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (May 16, 2007) at her residence following a long illness.

Born in Whitesburg, Ellen had lived in Kingsport for most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Jewel Lawson King; son, William Darrell Larkins; and sister, Shirley Frazier.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Reed and Terry Fields, Kingsport; three sons, Billy Scalf and Ashley Sharpe, Kingsport, Dale King and wife, Barbara, Elgin, S.C., and Shane King, of Florida; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma King, Kingsport and Bobbi Walker, Kingsport; brother, James Robert King and wife, Sandra, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Donna Baum, Kingsport.

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

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel, with Bishop William Gibson and Brother Amos Bright officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Church Hill. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

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

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James Edwin "Ed" King

GATE CITY, Va. - James Edwin King, 88, of Cleveland Street, went to be with the Lord late Sunday evening (June 24, 2007) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Westborne, Tenn., and was the son of the late Walter Andrew and Sarah Aiken King.

Mr. King had an extensive service career. Prior to World War II, he served with 29th Field Artillery Battalion as a sergeant at Camp Drum, N.Y. During World War II, he served as a distinguished member of the 559th Field Artillery Battalion with the third Army in Europe.

He participated in the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, the Allied advances through Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland. He received numerous medals of commendation such as the American Defense Service, American Campaign, Battle of the Bulge, Europe, African and Middle East Service, American Occupation and victory Awards, including four individual Bronze Stars.

Following his active military career, he returned to Gate City, Va., and was one of the original participants in establishing the local National Guard Unit. He retired from Holston Defense Corporation in 1978. He was a member of Faith Bible Tabernacle Church in Hiltons, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McConnell King; brothers, Clyde, John, Milford and Billy Tom King; sisters, Violet Roberts and Hortense Hall.

Survivors include a sister, Imogene Franklin of Whitesburg, Ky.; special sisters and brothers-in-law, Harvey and Vickie Lane of Knoxville, Tenn., Dewey and Louise Breeding of Gate City, Va.; niece and husband, Jeremy and Leanna Surrett, Knoxville, Tenn., Dr. Steven and Connie Adkins of Gate City, Va. and Dan and Kathyrn Taylor of Florham Park, N.J.; brother-in-law, Robert F. McConnell of Florence, S.C.; special cousin, Allen Ray McConnell of Kingsport.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home with the funeral to follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by Deborah Greene and Christy Smith.

Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery with military rites to be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/265 Gate City, Va. and the Virginia National Guard.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

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

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John Ralph King

KINGSPORT - John Ralph King, 86, of Linden Road, died at 1 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 5, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. King was born in Sweetwater, Tenn. and came to Kingsport in 1926. He attended Dobyns-Bennett High School and worked for the Kingsport Power Company. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Ralph was service manager at Stowers Ford, which became Anderson Ford where he worked until 1964. In 1964, he was appointed as a Ford dealer of King Ford Sales of Gate City, Va. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Gate City, Va. and a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert Earl and Birdie Bell King; wife, Frances "Mickie" Quillen King; stepmother, Vira K. King; two brothers, Edward Lee King and wife, Shirley and Frank Knox King.

Surviving are his dear friend and companion, Betty Williams, Kingsport; four daughters, Sherry Boatright and husband, Bob, Kingsport, Mary Roe, Dallas, Tex., Suzi Haubenreich and husband, Joe, Brentwood, Tenn., Eve Bishop and husband, Chip, Lake Junaluska, N.C.; one son, John H. King and wife, Myra, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, Chris Roe, Alison Sanderson, Brian Boatright, Lauren Partin, Lindsay Caughron, Amber King, John Ralph King II, Sarah King, Jacob Haubenreich, Mary Haubenreich, Claire Bishop and Jack Bishop III; two great-grandsons, Jon Caughron and Geoffrey Sanderson; one brother, Albert Earl King, Jr. and wife, Frances, Charlotte, N.C.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank (Bess) King, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Kingsport with Dr. Jack C. Bishop, Jr., son-in-law, officiating.

Mr. King will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or to the organization of donor's choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport is serving the King family.

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Judith (Compton) King

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Judith Compton King, wife of David G. King, MD, died on Oct. 3, 2008 following a long illness.

She lived on Kiawah Island and was formerly of Greenville, S.C. Judy was born Feb. 10, 1935 in Clincho, Va., the daughter of Homer B. Compton and Edith Dixon Compton. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School , Kingsport and Randolph-Macon Women’s College. She was a communicant of Christ Church Episcopal and a member of the Thursday Club and served as president.

She is survived by her husband of Kiawah Island, S.C.; two sons, David King, Jr. and his wife, Nina of Greenwich, Conn. and Steven A. King of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Hale, Macaulay and Thayer King; and one sister, Jane Mullins of Athens, Ga.

The relatives and friends of Dr. and Mrs. David G. King are invited to attend the funeral services of the latter in Christ Episcopal Church Chapel in Greenville , S.C. on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Interment will follow in the churchyard.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Church School , 567 Wenwood Road , Greenville , S.C. 29607 .

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., downtown chapel.

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Larry Wayne King, Sr.

BRAZIL, Ind. — Larry W. King, Sr., of Brazil, Ind., died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2008) at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
Mr. King was born March 2, 1937 in Kingsport and was the son of the late, Earl M. and Cornie Combs King Martin. On Dec. 31, 1957 he was married to Geneva Samples King in Tennessee. They celebrated their golden anniversary last year.
He had worked for Pell Roofing and Siding in Brazil for 46 years before retiring in 2003. He also worked for King and Williams Guttering Company for a short time. In his earlier years, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and Colts football.
Mr. King was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother at infancy; three brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva; children, Wayne King and wife, Dottie, Earl King and wife, Vicki, Lisa Frazier and husband, Larry, Rob King and wife, Missy; grandchildren, Michelle Tracy and husband, Eric, Shawn, T.J., Mike, Jordan and Danielle King, Josh King and wife, Sharlene, Brandy Brown and husband, Eric, Tiffany King and Whitney King, Cinda Lee and Eddie Lee, Eric, Cameron and Lottie King; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Zach Tracy, Jake, Donovan, Tyler, Jackson Brown, James, Izik and Gracie King, Gavin and Gracen Hoopengardner and Mylah Lee; three sisters, Agnes Kinley, Betty Fleenor and June Wagoner and husband, George and brother-in-law, Tom Samples and wife, Maria; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at French Funeral Home, Brazil, Ind. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. His grandsons Josh, Shawn, T.J., Mike, Jordan, Ed, Cam and Eric will serve as pallbearers.

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Lois "Tom" (Carver) Wade King

KINGSPORT - Lois "Tom" Carver King, 63, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 14, 2006) in the emergency room at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County on May 10, 1943, a daughter of the late Granville and Claudia Lola Begley Carver, she has lived in this area her entire life.

Mrs. King married Edmond "Eddie" King on July 2, 1976 in Kingsport.

She was a retired beautician and attended the Salvation Army, where she was a member of the Ladies Ministries. Mrs. King was a member of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Edmond "Eddie" King; her children, Barry Wade, Patricia Fugate and husband Mark, and Jessie King Dykes and husband Randy; five grandchildren, Timmy Powers, Katrina Minton, Brandon Fugate, Cody Dykes and Cara Dykes; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Powers, Emily Powers, Hunter Minton and Casandra Minton; one brother; four sisters; and a beloved twin sister, Louise "Lou" Penley.

The family will receive friends from 6 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 in the funeral home chapel with Captain Brian West officiating.

Entombment will follow committal services at 11 a.m. on Thursday in East Lawn Memorial Park's Mausoleum II.

Pallbearers will be Randy Dykes, Mark Fugate, Cody Dykes, Brandon Fugate, Brandon Minton, Timmy Powers, Leon Boozer and Lynn Penley.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 505 Dale St., Kingsport, Tenn.

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mary (McConnell) King

GATE CITY, Va. - Mary McConnell King, 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday (July 23, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lingering illness.

She was born on July 10, 1922 in the Midway section of Scott County, Va.

She married her husband Ed King, while living in Kentucky. Following World War II, they settled in Gate City, where they have resided for over 60 years. Mrs. King was a devoted wife and meticulous homemaker.

She was an active member of Faith Bible Tabernacle, Hiltons, Va.

She was preceded in death by her father, Victor L. McConnell; mother, Rosa McConnell Salyers; brothers, Edward McConnell and Earl McConnell.

Surviving are her husband, James "Ed" King of the home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Dewey Breeding, Gate City, Velvia and Harvey Lane, Knoxville; brother, Robert F. McConnell, Florence, S.C.; nieces and nephews, Kathryn (Dan) Taylor, Florham Park, N.J., Connie (Steve) Adkins, Gate City, Leanna (Jeremy) Surrett, Knoxville, Eddie (Clara) McConnell, Moravian Falls, N.C., Raymond (Harriet) McConnell, Florence, S.C., Kenny McConnell, Florence, S.C., Wayne McConnell, Baltimore, Md., and June McConnell, Baltimore, Md.; as well as several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Calling hours were from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday (July 25, 2004) at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, Weber City, Va.

Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Buford Blankenbecler and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services followed in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

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

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

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Maude (Carter) Riley King

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Maude Riley King, 91, passed away Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) at Lee Regional Medical Center, Pennington Gap.

She was a life-long resident of Lee County, a former cook for the Lee County School System and was a former employee of Bledsoe's Laundry.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Riley and Roy King; her parents, James and Rebecca Elizabeth Carter; one daughter, Margaret Daugherty; three brothers, Eugene Carter, Bill Carter and James Carter; two sisters, Edna Bishop and Ellen Tipton.

Surviving are one son, John H. Riley, Pennington Gap, Va.; two daughters, Wilma Scanlon, Wilmington, Ohio, and Audrey Stanley, Salem, Ind.; two sisters, Ruth Bishop and Lucille Bishop, both of Rye Cove, Va.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Station Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester Franks officiating.

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

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Anita Jean (Henry) Kinkead

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Anita Henry Kinkead, 81, Ft. Blackmore, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday ( Aug. 28, 2006 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. on Oct. 12, 1924 to the late Garland R. Henry and Bessie Lee Brickey Henry.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Sue Kinkead and husband, Harry William Kinkead, 2001.

Mrs. Kinkead was the oldest member of Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church . She was a Sunday School teacher and clerk for 30 years. She was a homemaker most of her life. After graduating high school she worked on Langley Field Air Force Base during World War II. She was a retired merchant and dedicated church member.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Wayne Miller, Weber City, Va.; two sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Fran Stone Kinkead, Weber City, Va., and Michael J. Kinkead, Dungannon, Va.; four grandchildren, Richard Miller, Stephen Miller, Pamela Coppenger, Brett Kinkead; great grandchildren, Tyler and Jacob Coppenger, Joshua Miller, Dylan, Cydney and Chloe Kinkead; sisters, Janette Carter, Rye Cove, Va., Gaye Taylor, Tupelo, Miss., and Dana Stout, Kingsport, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews; many friends and extended family, Donnie and Jenny Brickey, Philip and Vickie Lane.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and any time at the residence.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Keith McNew and Rev. Raymond Summey officiating.

Music will be provided by Toke Hensley, Phillip Elliott and James "Babe" Lawson.

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

Mark Owens, Phillip Lane, Billy Wayne Brickey, Donnie Brickey, Russell Brickey and Harvey Thacker will serve as pallbearers.

Ralph Begley, Terry Rhoton and James McConnell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Larry Wilson, Dr. Steven Holt and Dr. Chris Metzger for their care and kindness they gave to their mother.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ben H. "Buddy" Kinkead Jr.

(Wife’s family from Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Ben H. Kinkead Jr., 86, Kingsport, went home to Jesus on Friday Dec. 26, 2008).

He served 3 years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Ben worked at Tennessee Eastman Company for many years and truly enjoyed all the people and friends he made there. While at TEC he was a member of the Rock and Mineral Club. He spent many happy hours collecting and photographing rocks and minerals.

After retiring, he became interested in genealogy and collected information on his Scottish ancestors. With his dear cousin, Joan Hendricks, he actively shared this information in a bimonthly Kinkead Clan Newsletter and at reunions.

Ben served as a deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by a precious nephew, George Grills, Jr.

Ben is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jane McConnell Kinkead; daughter, Jan Hiltzheimer and husband, Fitz of Savannah, Ga.; two grandsons, Fitz Hiltzheimer IV and wife, Kelly and Ben Hiltzheimer and wife, Kristin; precious great-granddaughters, Haley and Sara and another precious great-grandchild to be born next year; two sisters, Helen Rose Grills of Kingsport and Jane Nelms of Sarasota, Fla; very special nieces and nephews, Jane Jones, Pat Grills, Mickey Grills, Jean Smith, Harry Nelms and Forrest Cash.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport with Wayne Ladd officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice Services, 200 Professional Park Pvt. Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Ben Kinkead Jr.

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Elmer Carson Kinkead

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Elmer Carson "Dude'' Kinkead, 73, entered into rest Monday (Jan. 20, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., May 19, 1929 to the late Lonnie and Nora Stallard Kinkead.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandson, David Gillenwater.

He was a member of United Mine Workers of America, a member of Fincastle Masonic Lodge #33 and a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple, Kingsport.

He attended Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joy Brickey Kinkead, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Sam Gillenwater, Kingsport, Janet and John Gortney, Jonesborough; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Tony Ciotta, Tucson, Az., Helen and Al Russo, Boston, Mass., Anna and Frank Wolfe, Monroe, Mich., and Eula Fletcher, Church Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lonnie and Helen Kinkead, Monroe, Mich., and Jerald and Judy Kinkead, Derwood, Md.; granddaughter, Pamela Gillenwater, Alpharetta, Ga.; step great-grandchild, Khazel Gortney; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richie Neese officiating.

Music will be provided by Dr. Joe Smiddy.

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

Pallbearers will be Jeff Pike, John Brickey Jr., James Lawson, Otis Lawson, Sammy Brickey and Jim Cox.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Brickey Sr., Herman Dean, Roy Hall, Bob Brickey, Ted Brickey, Dan Brickey, Charlie Brickey, Marvin Taylor and Paul Pike.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Richie Neese, P.O. Box 374, Dungannon, Va. 24245-0374.

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Harry William Kinkead

DUNGANNON, Va. - Harry William Kinkead, 86, entered into rest Thursday ( Nov. 29, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Scott County , Va. , on June 11, 1915 to the late William Anderson and Cora Stewart Kinkead.

Mr. Kinkead was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WW II and served with the 29th Infantry Division. He also attended Pine Grove Baptist Church .

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Sue Kinkead; three sisters, Frances Muth, Bobbie Brickey and Elsie Kinkead; five brothers, Paul, Brady, Bruce, Lonnie and Brodus Kinkead.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Henry Kinkead, Dungannon, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Wayne Miller, Weber City, Va.; two sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Fran Stone Kinkead, Weber City, Va., and Michael Joe Kinkead, Dungannon, Va.; four grandchildren, Pamela Coppenger, Richard Miller, Brett Kinkead, Stephen Miller; four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jacob Coppenger and Dylan and Cydney Kinkead; two sisters, Thelma Kinkead Brickey, Dungannon, Va., and Kate Kinkead Brickey, Kingsport; one brother, Lucian Kinkead, Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and many friends; special niece and nephew; Vonda and Mark Owen; extended family, Phillip and Vickie Lane and children, Jim and Norma Gibson and children; and in appreciation to employees of the Brian Center for the kindness and friendship.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Dean Smith and Rev. Keith McNew officiating.

Music will be provided by Pine Grove Harmony.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Mark Owen, Phillip Lane, Jim Gibson, Donnie Brickey, Sammy Brickey and Larry Dockery will serve as pallbearers.

Elmer Kinkead, John Brickey, Sr., Harvey Thacker, John Brickey, Jr., Bobby Ray Wolfe, Gary Wolfe, Raymond Summey and Lonnie Kinkead, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Joy Evelyn (Brickey) Kinkead

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Mrs. Joy Brickey Kinkead, 83, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Monday, June 3, 2013 at her residence in Ft. Blackmore, VA.

Mrs. Kinkead was born in Scott County, VA on April 24, 1930 to the late Clyde M. and Bonnie Mary Fields Brickey.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Elmer Carson "Dude" Kinkead; grandson, David Gillenwater; and sister, Billie Taylor preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Gillenwater and husband, Sam, Kingsport, TN and Janet Gortney and husband, John, Jonesborough, TN; granddaughter, Pamela Hutchson and husband, Kyle, Cummings, GA; step grandson, Chris Gortney and wife, Janie, Kingsport, TN; great grandchildren, Chase and Avie Hutchson, Cummings, GA; step great granddaughter, Khazel Gortney, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Ted Brickey and wife, June, Kingsport, TN, Bob Brickey and wife, Phyllis, Kingsport, TN; and Dan Brickey and wife, Shirley, Dungannon, VA; half sister, Rebecca Hensley, Mount Carmel, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 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. Jackie Strickler officiating.

Private Graveside services will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend their very heartfelt thanks to her special caregivers, Lakie Hall, Shirley Begley, Amy Bledsoe, Elizabeth Finch, Brenda Salling, and Brenda Mann; and toWellmont Hospice, Bristol Home Health, and Dr. Steve Adkins for their love and care.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 374, Dungannon, VA 24245 in memory of Joy B. Kinkead.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Joy Brickey Kinkead.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Otis Edward “Dock” Kinkead

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Otis "Dock'' Edward Kinkead, 74, entered into rest Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002).

He was born in Scott County, Va. on March 14, 1928.

Mr. Kinkead was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie (Bill) Kinkead Tipton; uncle and father figure, Willie Kinkead; and two half-brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Dockery Kinkead, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; aunt and mother figure, Lovely Kinkead, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall (Buck) and Kay Kinkead, Dungannon, Va.; granddaughter, Amy Kinkead; special niece, Marie Lucas and husband, Eugene and children, Tonya Adkins and Travis Lucas; three sisters, Shirley Jordon, Kingsport, Myrtle Ramey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Bolene Hall, Weber City, Va.; three half-brothers, Junior, Kelly and Willie Tipton.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Raymond Hammond and Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

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

Burial will follow the service at the Sanders Cemetery, Starnes Bluff area.

Pallbearers will be Jr. Dockery, Craig Carter, Wayne Hill, A.C. Hill Jr., Jeff McDavid, Ronald Dockery and Glen Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be "Did'' Ramey, Burin Lane, Bill Perry, Henry Lawson, Kyle Horne and Ramie Hill.

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Agnes Lora (Fields) Kinsler

KINGSPORT - Agnes Lora Kinsler, 80, passed away Saturday (April 21, 2007) at Brookhaven Manor after a lengthy illness.

Agnes was born in Kermit, Va., Jan. 19, 1927, a daughter of the late Earnest and Emmer Robert Fields. She had fond memories of growing up on the ridge in Rye Cove. Agnes had resided in Kingsport most of her life and attended Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. She was retired from General Electric.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her grandson Larry Kinsler; brother Charlie Fields; and sisters, Annie Dockery and Nannie Lee Jobe.

Surviving are her sons, Larry A. Kinsler, Sr. and wife, Mary Alice, Kingsport, David Kinsler, Sykesville, Md.; granddaughters, Anissa Ball and husband, Scott, Kingsport and April Kinsler, San Diego, Calif.; and grandson David Kinsler and wife, Patricia, Baltimore, Md.; step-granddaughter, Angela Harris and husband, Jeremy; two very special great-grandsons, Tyler and Brett Ball; brother, Wallace "Uncle Bud" Fields, Farmville, Va.

Friends are welcome to visit anytime at the home of Larry and Mary Kinsler and Tuesday, from 1 to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Erwin, officiating.

Graveside services will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Ball, Scott Ball, Steve Surgenor, Mike Surgenor, Robert Jobe and David Kinsler.

Honorary pallbearer will be Brett Ball.

The family request donations be made to Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

East Lawn Funeral Home your Dignity Memorial Provider is serving the Kinsler Family.

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Florence Hall Kinsler

Feb 15, 1940 – May 14, 2014

Florence Kinsler, 74, Kingsport, TN passed away, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at her residence.

Florence was born in Scott County, VA on February 15, 1940 to the late Authur Lee and Nora Francis Begley Hall.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Paul Kinsler (2007); sisters, Lucille McNutt, Kate Stout; infant brother, Jimmy Hall, Edward Hall, Bobby Hall, and Fred Hall preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Dean and husband, Walter Fred, Church Hill, TN, Teresa Lawson and Gerald Lynch, Kingsport, TN; sons, Freddie Herman Kinsler, Paul Eric Kinsler and wife, Barbara, Ronald Kinsler, Terry Kinsler, and Anthony Kinsler, all of Kingsport, TN; 11grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Lowell “Lee” Knowles officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Sunday, May 18, 2014 at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at East Lawn Memorial Park for the graveside service.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hall, Durham, Estep, Babb, Begley, Owens, Adams, Fields, Lane, Osborne)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Georgia Corena (Kinkead) Masoner Kinsler

KINGSPORT - Georgia Corena Masoner Kinsler, 66, of 112 Santana Road, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Jan. 21, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn., after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Brady Neal and Lillian Gillenwater Kinkead.

She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Larry Ralph Masoner and Clifford Lee Masoner; and her first husband, Ralph Masoner.

Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Tyrone Jetter Kinsler; a daughter, Mary Lou Elliott and husband, Gary, Lancaster, S.C.; two sons, Jerry Wayne Masoner and wife, Dolly, Kingsport, and William David Masoner and wife, Carol, Blountville; two sisters, Patsy Cox, Chicago, Ill., and Mildred Hall, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; five grandchildren, Amanda, Paul, Alicia, Lauren, and Ashley Masoner.

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

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

Entombment will follow in the East Lawn Mausoleum.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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Homer Kinsler

KYLES FORD — Homer Kinsler, 79, of Kyles Ford, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2009, at Hancock County Hospital after a brief illness.

He professed faith in Christ at the age of 29 and joined Livesay Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a member until his death.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Grady and Alpha Kinsler; brother, Sonny Kinsler; sisters, Oma Nichols of Kyles Ford and Marie Arnold of Sneedville; and half-sister, Geneva Kinsler, also of Kyles Ford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Annette Anderson Kinsler, of the home; daughter, Kathy Lynn Seal of Sneedville; grandson, Joshua Randy and wife, Brittany Faith Seal of Sneedville; brothers and sister-in-law, Buster Kinsler of Kyles Ford, and Guy and Eyvonne Kinsler of Kyles Ford; sisters and brother-in-law, Lois Kinsler of Kyles Ford, and Judy and Pearl Mahan of Blackwater, Va.; aunt, Cleo Cook of Church Hill; special nieces, Missy Nichols and Tammy Wade; several nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends to mourn his loss

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doug Gibson and the Rev. Donnie Shaw officiating.

Interment with military honors will be in the Anderson-Kinsler Cemetery in Kyles Ford at 11 a.m. on Friday.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rick Kinsler, Jimmy Anderson, Joshua Seal, Jesse Johnson, Michael Wade and Olen Anderson.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Pearl Mahan, Dennis Nichols, Lincoln Nichols, Dayton Moles, Rick Johnson and Sammy Anderson.

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Paul Kinsler

Feb 26, 1934 – Mar 9, 2007

KINGSPORT - Paul Kinsler, 73, Kingsport, entered into rest, Friday (March 9, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Hancock County on Feb. 26, 1934, he was the son of the late Lon Tyler Kinsler and Julie Johnson.

In addition to his parents, five sisters and six brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Florence Kinsler, Kingsport; daughters, Sharon Dean and husband, Walter Fred, Church Hill, Teresa Lawson and husband, Gary, Surgoinsville; sons, Freddie Herman Kinsler, Paul Eric Kinsler and wife, Barbara, Ronald Kinsler and wife, Lynn, Terry Kinsler and Anthony Kinsler, all of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Christian, Church Hill and Beatrice Kinsler, Sneedville; brothers, Bill Kinsler, Sneedville, Elmer Kinsler, Cumberland, Ky., and Fred Kinsler, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Led By Christ.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. The family will be meeting at East Lawn Memorial Park for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Banner L. Kiser

Banner L. Kiser, 61, of Rt. 4, Harrtown Rd., died at his home at 5 p.m. Wednesday [7/10/1974] following an extended illness.

Born in Russell County, Va., he had lived in Kingsport for 22 years.  He was an employe of Tennessee Eastman Company where he worked in the Power and Services Department until his retirement several years ago due to poor health.  He attended Island Road Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucilla Sykee [Sykes] Kiser, of the home; five daughters, Miss Patty Sue Kiser, of the home, Mrs. Ronald (Peggy) Dean, Mrs. Billy (Phyllis) Lane, Mrs. Virgil (Penny) Lane, Mrs. Donald (Linda) Hicks, all of Kingsport; two sons, Lynn E. Kiser, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Robert L. Kiser, Mt. Carmel; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hagy, Mrs. Sue Steffey, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Kate Sutherland, Carbo, Va., Mrs. Dacey Gray, Lebanon, Va., Mrs. Georgia Amos, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Wiley C. Kiser, Abingdon, Va.. Talmage Kiser, St. Paul, Va.; 11 grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, July 11, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Cecil Earnest Kiser

Nickelsville, VA - Cecil Earnest Kiser - 86 passed away on July 16, 2012 at Johnson City Medical Center

Mr. Kiser was born in Russell County, VA on February 22, 1926 to the late Jack and Mary Jane Kiser.

In addition to his parents, his wife Mary Ruth Kiser preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sons, Rev. Kenneth Kiser and wife, Carolyn, Nickelsville, VA, Tommy Kiser, Nickelsville, VA; foster son Bobby Skeens and wife Sis; sisters, Mary Lou Pope, Blountville, TN, Gladys Taylor and husband, Delmar, Fall Branch, TN, Stella Townsend and husband, James, Kingsport, TN; foster sister, Virgie Osborne; brother, Howard Kiser and wife, Carol, Tulsa, OK, grandchildren, Jeff and Angelite Kiser, Ricky and Heather Kiser, Stevie and Beverly Kiser, Robert and Jessica Sizemore, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, special friends Linda Kiser and Amanda Felts and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday July 20, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Gate City Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Roger Phillips and Rev. G.W. White officiating. Deb and Dave Easterling will provide the music.

The graveside will immediately following at Kiser Family Cemetery in Nickelsville, VA. Jerry Patrick, Carter Shipley, Aaron Kiser, Bryan Kiser, Ryan Kiser and Ron Delano will serve as pallbearers. Jim Delano, James Dotson and Dennis Spears will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Cecil Kiser.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Collier Jasper Kiser

C. J. Kiser, a former resident of Gate City and Kingsport, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday [10/15/1968] at Wauchula, Fla. He was 69.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Kiser; a daughter, Mrs. Don Blizzard, Mercedes, Calif.; two sons, Jack Kiser, Philadelphia, Pa., and Gerald Kiser, Tampa, Fla.

The Wauchula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES / Wednesday, October 16, 1968)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ronald E. Kiser

KINGSPORT - Ronald E. Kiser, 69, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning ( Jan. 2, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends.

Mr. Kiser had fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past three years finally winning by going home to be with the Lord. He was born to Daniel and Roberta Kiser of Norton, Va. , on May 27, 1935.

Ronald was a graduate of John I. Burton High School and Clinch Valley College . He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958, was a Scout Master for several years, and enjoyed fishing, the Atlanta Braves, Dobyns-Bennett sports, his grandchildren, and his dogs, Emmy and Josh.

He had worked for different contractors inside Eastman for the past 40 years and retired from Fluor Daniel Construction in 2002.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Joan and Nancy Kiser; and two brothers, Jessee and Wilford Kiser.

Surviving are his loving wife, Joyce Kiser, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and David Tomlinson, Piney Flats; four sons, Daniel Kiser and friend, Marlene Hutchins, Kingsport, Jeff Selvage and wife, Darlene, Kingsport, Eddie Selvage and wife, Melissa, Martinsburg, W.Va., Frankie Selvage, Houston, Tex.; four grandchildren, Cody Selvage, Tonya Hilton, and twins, Lexi and Laurel Tomlinson; two sisters, Peggy Elam, Niatic, Conn., Madge Rose, Aurora, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jamey Reynolds officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton , Va.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Amy Marie (Long) Kistner

(Scott Co Tipton-Lane descendant)

KINGSPORT — Amy Marie Long Kistner, 28, of Kingsport, went home in her sleep Wednesday (May 20, 2009).

She was born Aug. 20, 1980 in Kingsport to John and Janice Long and has resided in Kingsport for all of her life. She loved her children and cherished the time spent with them.

She is preceded in death by sister, Jennifer Ranae Long.

She is survived by husband, Bobby Kistner; children, Robbie Caldwell, David and Ashley Kistner; parents, John and Janice Long; brother, John Travis Long; grandparents, James and Billie Clark, D. B. and Faye Long; mother and father-in-law, Roy and Connie Baumgardner; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Salley officiating.

Graveside services will follow the service with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Long-Kistner family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rhonda Ruth (Goad) Salley Kistner

KINGSPORT — Rhonda Ruth Goad Kistner, 41, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord suddenly on Saturday (Oct. 4, 2008) following an automobile accident at Jefferson City Health Care, Jefferson City, Tenn.

She was born in Goochland, Va. and had lived in Kingsport most of her life.A graduate of Sullivan North High School, Rhonda worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She attended the Central Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe W. Goad, Jr.

Surviving are her son, Brandon W. Salley of Knoxville; her daughter, Samantha Nicole Kistner of Kingsport; the father of Samantha and a close friend, Charles Wayne Kistner of Kingsport; her mother, Margaret Ruth Ensor Goad of Kingsport; three brothers, Scott Joe Goad and wife, Amanda, Stephen Goad and wife, Andrea and Jessie Goad, all of Kingsport; a niece Marganna Goad; and three nephews, Jackson N. Goad, Jared L. Goad and Seth Goad.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport or friends may call anytime at 1721 Forrest View Drive (247-6882).

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday with Pastor Bob Yates and Pastor Charles Bogle, officiating.

Music will be by Arthur Harland.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Scott Joe Goad, Stephen Goad, Jessie Goad, James Goad, Charles Kistner and David Waycaster.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackson, Jared and Seth Goad.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Addie Bea (Gibson) Kress

GREENEVILLE — Addie B. Gibson Kress, 72, of Greeneville, formerly of Kingsport, passed away Friday (Feb. 13, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Vance C. Kress; her parents, Arch and Flora (Smith) Gibson; four sisters, Myrtle Waters, Vernie Smith, Kate Light, and Berneice Light; and one brother, Marvin Gibson.

Surviving are one daughter, Stella Crawford and husband Robert of Greeneville; two granddaughters, Sherry Dolen and husband David of Kingsport, Sheila Johnson and husband Jason of Church Hill; four great-grandchildren, Cody and Jessie Medlin, Chase and Linsey Johnson; three brothers, Gary, Elmer, and William Boyd "Joe" Gibson; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Ronald and Janice Christian.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport or any time at the home of a granddaughter, Sherry Dolen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.

Interment will follow at Light Cemetery, Beech Creek community.

Pallbearers will be David Dolen, Jason Johnson, Cody Medlin, Chase Johnson, Glen Light, Johnny Light, Mike Light, and Ronald Christian.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Emergency Room, Fourth Floor, Third Floor ICU, and ICU Step-Down and Wilcox Hall Third Floor for all of their help and kindness shown to our mother and grandmother during this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn., 37601 or to the church of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Addie Gibson Kress.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Peter James "Jim" Kurapka

August 12, 1932 - October 26, 2013

Gate City, VA – Peter J. “Jim” Kurapka, age 81 of Gate City, VA passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at his residence. Born in Gate City, VA on August 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Peter James Kurapka VIII and Geraldine Jayne. He was also preceded in death by his son Peter James Kurapka X. He had been employed by the U.S. government and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Kurapka, was a true son of the South and was born on the family farm of Scott County and spent most of his summers here. He loved to travel. He was a member of “Sons of Confederate Veterans” Mr. Kurapka was also a member of “Antique Automobile Club of America”, “Scott Co Historical Society” and “Southwest Virginia Historical Society”. He attended Nottingham United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marian B. Kurapka, of the home; one daughter Virginia Keener; and one son David J. Kurapka and wife Merl Ross; son-in-law Brian Keener and close friend Michael Leonard; and a host of other friends; three grandchildren Miles Keener, Alex Keener and Ava Kurapka.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 28, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA. Funeral service will follow at 7PM with Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Music will be provided by Hope Bright.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11 AM in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Pallbearers will be Members of the Clinch Mountain Rangers Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans and son David Kurapka. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Lane, Fred McMurray, Brian Keener and Robert McLaurin.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Nottingham United Methodist Church, 2619 Nottingham Rd. Gate City VA, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Wellmont Hospice.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is serving the family of Peter James Kurapka.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Estill (Pendleton) Kyle

KINGSPORT - Mary Pendleton Kyle, 90, went to be with the Lord early Monday ( July 28, 2003 ).

Ms. Kyle was born in Scott County, Va. She was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church .

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Ms. Kyle was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel J. Kyle; several brothers; and one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Louise Keene of Kingsport ; three beloved grandchildren, Vanessa Ledford, Stephanie Smith and Heather Perry; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Aaron Pierce of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after services in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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