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Angela (Clifton) Manis Branham Laney

KINGSPORT - Angela Laney, 41, of Kingsport passed Friday, (April 13, 2007), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Preceding her in death were her grandmother, Anna Mae Clifton; two uncles, H.R. Clifton and K.P. Dunn; and her grandfather, Roy Dunn.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Manis and Terry Branham; two grandchildren; her father, Jackie Clifton; her mother, Mollie Dunn; two brothers, Keith Clifton and Darrell Clifton; a special aunt, Betty Lawson; her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Dunn; one niece; and one nephew.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Billy Gragg officiating.

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

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Angela Laney.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Junior “Wig” Laney

NORTON, Va. - Charles "Wig" Junior Laney , 69, died Saturday evening ( Feb. 6, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center . Born Dec. 21, 1929 , in Scott County , Va. , he was a son of the late Ike Stanley and Lizzie Laney . He was retired from the Forestry Service where he worked in the maintenance section of Parks and Recreation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie O'Quinn and Ina Begley.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Freeman Laney , Norton, Va.; three daughters, Kim McMurray, Kingsport, Karan Williams, Gate City, Va.; and Kathy Paragon, Coeburn, Va.; eight sons, Danny Ray Laney , Coeburn, Va., Michael Hall, Knoxville, Tenn., Vannie Laney , Lebanon, Va., Tim Laney , Nickelsville, Va., Randy Laney , Mt. Carmel, Steve Laney , Ft. Blackmore, Va., Ronald Laney , Gate City, Va., and Donald Laney , Kingsport; two sisters, Wanda Darnell, Dungannon, Va., and Gladys Babb, Coeburn, Va.; three brothers, Cecil Begley, Dungannon, Va., Tom Begley, Weber City, Va., and Jim Begley, North Carolina; 42 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Cora McGee in Alley Valley .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Walker Darnell and the Rev. Joe Hall officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Ramsey , Va. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence Buford Laney

WISE, Va. - Clarence Buford Laney, 92, passed away Monday ( Jan. 21, 2002 ) at Hillview Health Center , Elizabethton.

He was a retired coal miner and former employee of Pine Creek Pochontas Mines, Barkley , W.Va. He attended Mt. View Freewill Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Yates Laney; one daughter, Susan Laney Cash; his parents, R.C. and Myrtle Stallard Laney; one brother, Claude Laney; and one sister, Stella Hancock.

Surviving are one son-in-law, Richard Cash of Johnson City; three granddaughters, Mrs. Tony (Cathy) Henry, Mrs. Robert (Rosemary) Lee and Cheryl Sforzo; three great-grandchildren, Christopher Barger, Chelsea Barger and Zachary Jordan; one brother-in-law, Raymond Hancock of Henderson, Ky.; and four sisters, Sally Jessee of Bristol, Tenn., Pearl Horne of Kingsport, Gladys Hall of Wise, and Leonard (Geneva) Hicks of Abingdon, Va.

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

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

Burial will follow in the Laney Cemetery , Wise.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Eirma Lois (Baker) Laney

COEBURN, Va. - Eirma Lois Laney, 77, died Tuesday ( March 6, 2001 ) at her daughter's residence in Coeburn , Va.

Mrs. Laney was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Essie Paul "Bob" Laney; and her parents, George and Cansie Baldwin Baker.

Survivors include four sons, Bobby Darrell Laney, Mabe, Va., Danny Laney, Castlewood, Va., David Laney and Michael Laney, both of Coeburn; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Laney McCoy, Coeburn; one brother, Roy Baker, Dungannon, Va., one sister, Alene Jackson, Sandusky, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be after 6 p.m. today at Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn , Va.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Crawford, the Rev. Curt Bond, and the Rev. Danny Darnell officiating.

Burial will follow in the Carter Cemetery in Fort Blackmore , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ida Mae Laney

(Parnets b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Ida Mae Laney, 80, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Jan. 10, 2009) at Brookhaven Manor.

Born in Norton, Va., she had lived in Kingsport most of her life and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bent and Della Lawson Laney; sisters, Hazel Johnson and Ollie Fields; a brother, John Laney.

She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Smith and husband, Bob of Kingsport; grandchildren, Trinity Absher, Danielle Lane and Devin Lane; sister, Ruby Barnett of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bob Yates officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marion Stonewall "Stoney" Laney

GATE CITY -- Marion Laney, 71, Route 5, Jonesboro, died at the Lebanon General Hospital in Lebanon, Va., early Saturday [2/9/1974] after a lengthy illness.

He was a native of Scott County.  He attended the Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired miner and farmer.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ora Stapleton Laney; daughters, Mrs. Margaret Moore, Dungannon; Mrs. Redith Powers and Mrs. Mary Moore, both of Nickelsville; Mrs. Ines Isaacs of California; Mrs. Linda Shipley, Jonesboro; Mrs. Corletta Sims and Mrs. Peggy Bledsoe, both of Kingsport; sons, Burnes Laney, Jonesboro; John, Lebanon; and Jimmy Laney, Kingsport; a sister, Mts. Etta Dooley, Dungannon; 20 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 10, 1974) 

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Funeral services for Marion S. Laney will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Brickey and Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating.  Burial will follow in the Tri-City Memorial Garden.  The family will receive friends Monday & Tuesday night at the funeral home.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 12, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary ( Stanley ) Laney

WISE, Va. - Mary Stanley Laney, 84, passed away Tuesday ( May 16, 2006 ), at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center , Norton , Va.

She was of the Old Regular Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Laney.

Surviving are four sons, Earl Laney, Sr. and wife Rita, Wise, Va., Larry (Buster) Laney Sr. and wife Debbie, Norton, Va., Ronnie Laney and wife Kathy, Fort Myers, Fla., and Billy Laney, Wise, Va.; five daughters, Edith Enders and husband Roy, Fort Myers, Fla., Georgia Cox and husband Eddie, Wise, Va., Faye Fields and husband Fred, Wise, Va., Joyce Mills and husband Robert, Wise, Va., and Bonnie Wallace and husband Robert, Grundy, Va.; 26 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Stanley Town Church , Mabe , Va. , with Rev. Chris Strange officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hall Cemetery , Mabe , Va.

Sturgill Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Robin Marie Laney

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. ­- Robin Marie Laney, 23, Merritt Island, Fla., died Saturday (April 16,1994) at her home.

Surviving are her father, Cur­tis Laney and stepmother, Linda Laney, both of Kingsport; her mother, Iris Bailey and stepfather, Dale Bailey, both of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Rachel Laney, Kingsport, Cheri Hodges and April Bailey, both of Florida and Dawn Bailey, United States Navy, San Diego, Calif.; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hammonds, Kingsport and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee, Kingsport; several aunts, uncles and nieces.

Friends may call at the home of her father, Curtis Laney.

Memorial services will be con­ducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Herman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raymond Amos of­ficiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Herman United Meth­odist Church, c/o Louise Harrison, 3133 Topper Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Courtesy of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rocky Allen Laney

COEBURN, Va. - Rocky Allen Laney, 35, Coeburn, Va., died Thursday (April 7, 1994) in San Diego, Calif.

He was a 1976 graduate of Co­eburn High School and served in the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are his parents, Mil­lard and Maxie Laney, Coeburn, Va.; three brothers, Millard Lan­ey Jr., Italy, David E. Laney, Brevard, N.C. and Robert Laney, Coeburn, Va.; one sister, Mona Laney, Coeburn, Va.; four nieces, three nephews and several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m.

Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Essie Faye (Crawford) Jobe Langrel

FALL BRANCH — Essie Faye Crawford Langrel, 61, of Fall Branch, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2008 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Langrel was born in Sullivan Gardens on April 12, 1946.

Essie worked at White’s as a cake decorator until her retirement. She loved to stay busy by working in the garden or camping. She loved to sing and spend time with her family. Her great sense of humor made her a friend to everyone she met.

She is survived by her husband of over 20 years, Jim Langrel of Fall Branch; a son, Jason Jobe, of the home; two stepsons, Steve Langrel and his wife, Charlotte of Fall Branch and Roger Langrel of Indian Springs; four sisters, Pat Summey and husband, Ralph of Kingsport, twin sister, Bessie Quesenberry of South Carolina, Jennie Ann Gilliam and husband, Harold of Church Hill and Barbara Calhoun and husband, George of Church Hill; two brothers, Dennie Crawford and wife, Jan of Sullivan Gardens and David Crawford and wife, Regina of Kingsport; special aunt, Marie Thompson; two grandaughters; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren and further survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Langrel family would especially like to thank their special friends, Evelyn Wilkerson, Nicole Wilkerson, Pat Friday and Linda Manis. Their friend and doctor, Mack Hicks and the Wellmont Hospice, Becky and Kristina and honorary minister and friend, Orville Dolen.

Pallbearers will be Phil Gaddis, Bobby Ball, Kenneth Cline, Ralph Summey, Randy Wilkerson and Harold Gilliam and honorary pallbearers, Gale and McKinnley Manis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sallie Wilson and Martin “Bud” Crawford; and a daughter, Sherry Jobe Mendenhall.

Visiting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home followed by a funeral service with Pastor Ron Cassidy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens . A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to ones choice.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the Langrel family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

McArthur W. "Mack" Langrel

HILTONS, Va. - Mack Langrel, 59, of Route 4, passed away Wednesday (April 13, 2005).

He was born in Scott County, Va. on May 29, 1945. He was employed with the Town of Gate City in the maintenance department.

Mr. Langrel was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; two sisters, and three brothers.

Surviving are his two sons, Darrell Lee Langrel and Michael Anthony Langrel, both of Kingsport; sisters, Pauline Burnett, Big Stone Gap, Va., Betty Stanley and husband Dan, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. L.W. Salling officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mona Marie Langrel

GATE CITY, Va. - Mona Marie Langrel, 63, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 14, 2002) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.

Born in Scott County, Va., on June 30, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Tom Langrel and Beaulah Flanary Langrel. She was a homemaker.

Ms. Langrel was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers.

Surviving are her sisters, Frona Dean, Gate City, Va., Pauline Burnette, Duffield, Va., Betty Stanley and husband Dan, Hiltons, Va.; brother, Mack Langrel, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Music will be conducted by Patsy and Hagan Cassell.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl Mae (Stallard) Langrel

KINGSPORT - Pearl Mae Langrel, 86, of Sunbridge Health Care Center passed away Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2000) in the Indian Path Medical Center.

Pearl was born in Scott County, Va., August 20, 1913 to the late Samuel P. and Ollie McConnell Stallard . She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.

Pearl was preceded in death by her twin brother, she was married to James W. Langrel, who passed away in 1988.

Pearl is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Tommy Benton officiating.

Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

The family request those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Gideon's, P.O. Box 571 West Camp, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie Belle (Bevins) Lanham

Nannie Belle Lanham, age 93 of Farragut, died Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2007 at River Oaks Assisted Living.

    Nannie Belle was a long time member of First Baptist Church Concord . Her grandfather P. W. Bevins gave the property for Crichton Memorial Baptist Church , which later became First Baptist Concord . She was known among the people of her church and community as a lady with a sweet spirit and a giving heart. She sold her home place to her church to enable them to build the present worship center. Nannie Belle was a teacher of children and youth in her church for many years and she had a great love for missions. She attended church faithfully until the last two weeks of her life. Nannie Belle was an honorary member of the Dale Bewley Sunday School Class. This class adopted and cared for Nannie Belle during her later years of life. Nannie Belle lived her whole life in the Concord Community and worked for many years at Farragut Drug Store. She was a member of BTI Sunday School Class (Mildred Smith, Teacher), WMU, AARP and Keen Agers.

    Nannie Belle was preceded in death by: her husband of 53 years, C.E. (Neal) Lanham; parents, Lloyd S. and Otta Fay Bevins.

    She is survived by: her aunt, Wilda Bevins Ford; many cousins, among them, Mayor Eddy Ford and wife Linda, Jack Bevins and wife Mary, E. S. Bevins Jr. and wife Billie, Robert Bevins and wife Priscilla, Lillian Swan and husband Bill, Lynn Bevins and wife Nova, Peggy Blevins and husband W. R., James H. Addington and wife Kay, Gus Addington and wife Mary Lou, Tom Addington and wife Glenda, Kermit Addington and wife Ann, Lloyd Householder and wife Rose Marie; Brenda Portwood and husband Russell.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Concord with Dr. Doug Sager and Rev. Steve Peek officiating.

    Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Concord Masonic Cemetery for graveside services.

    Pallbearers: Dale Bewley, Cliff Hsieh, Tim Patterson, Ron Lewis, Jim Ealy, Greg Daniels, Russell Portwood and Jason Lockwood.

    A special thanks goes to Tim and Ernie Patterson, Dale and Marion Bewley, Russell and Brenda Portwood, Barry and Terry Williams, Cliff and Ruby Hsieh and Ron and Cheryl Lewis, Robin and the staff of River Oaks Assisted Living in Lenoir City and CARIS Health Care.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Senior Adult Ministry of First Baptist Church Concord , 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville , TN 37934 .

    Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of Nannie Belle Lanham. www.clickfuneralhome.com.

(from obituary in ' Knoxville News-Sentinel' (TN) of February 27, 2007 )

Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN)
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Johnphen Howard Lankford

GATE CITY, Va. - Johnphen Howard Lankford, 62, of Rt. 3, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital early Saturday [4/9/1977] after a brief illness. A lifelong Scott County resident, he was a World War II veteran and attended Oak Glen Baptist Church. He was retired from Bays Mountain Construction Co., Kingsport.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora Lucille Lankford; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Connie Lou Owens, Gate City; one step-grandson.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, April 10, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Clara Elizabeth (Fletcher) Lark

Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Lark, 74, of Route 6, Kingsport, died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday [ Aug 2, 1978 ] at Indian Path Hos­pital after a long illness.

She was a Methodist, was a native of Scott County , Va. , and had made her home with a son, Mack Lark.

Surviving in addition are two other sons, Don Lark, Church Hill and Fred Lark, Chardon, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Edna Mae) Howington, Fort Blackmore, Va., and Miss Ruth Lark, Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Kemp Fletcher, Fort Blackmore; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Carter, Kingsport; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, August 2, 1978
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Delia Kate (Baldwin) Lark

GATE CITY - Delia Kate Baldwin Lark , 85, Route 6, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday (Aug. 11, 1999) at her residence.

Mrs. Lark was born in Scott County, Va. on March 24, 1914, a daughter of the late Willard Bryant and Layuna Gibson Baldwin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lee Lark ; three brothers, Arvilday Baldwin, Harm Strong and Lawrence Strong.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Tootsie and Loyd T. Bates, Rogersville, Jackie Berry, Gate City, Margaret and Jack Owens, Kingsport and Mary and Harold Sexton, Weber City; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Baldwin, Nickelsville; three brothers, Conoey Baldwin, Dungannon, Lee Roy Baldwin, Nickelsville and McKenley Baldwin, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Gate City Funeral Home and others times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Music will be provided by The Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will follow in the Bates Family Cemetery in the Copper Creek Community of Scott County.

Anthony Burgin, Tommy Grizzle, Travis Owens, Adam Berry, J.D. Berry and Gary Berry will serve as pallbearers. Bo Sexton, Kevin Reed, Jesse Berry and Clifford Benton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ella Mae (Flanary) Culbertson Lark

GATE CITY, Va. - Mae C. Lark, 77, Route 2, Gate City, Va., Midway community, died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. and attended the former Mount Pleasant Methodist Church.

She was preceded. in death by her parents, John and Alvonia Smith Flannary; a brother, Kemp Flannary; and a sister, Lori Carrico.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Lark; two sons, Bruce Culbertson, Gate City, Va. and Don Culbertson, Blountville; four grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Hope) Renfro, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Joseph Dewey Lark

KEOKEE, Va. - Dewey Lark , 91, died Sunday (Aug. 8, 1999) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital.

He was born in Clinchport, Va., and lived most of his life in Keokee, Va. He was a retired electrician of the Calvin Coal Co., and a member of the U.M.W.A. District No. 28. He was a member of the Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge No. 208 A.F.&A.M. Mr. Lark was a member of the Hoover Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Keokee, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Lark ; three daughters, Betty Jo Winchester and Billie L. Hobbs, of Atlanta, Ga., and Gloria Goldson, Beaver Creek, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Masonic services by Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge No. 208 A.F.&A.M. will be conducted at 8 p.m. today.

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

Burial will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lester Edward "Red" Lark

GATE CITY, Va. — Lester Edward "Red" Lark, 79, Gate City, Va., went to be with Jesus at his residence Thursday (July 24, 2008) after a lengthy illness due to complications with diabetes.

Red was born Dec. 28, 1928 in Scott County, Va. and was a lifetime resident of the Midway community. He retired from Scott County Public Works after 20 years of service.

He attended Midway Baptist Church, where he helped build the Sunday school rooms. He loved to farm and raise cattle.

In addition to his father, Robert L. Lark; two brothers, Willie "Bill" Lark and Calvert "Cabo" Lark; and his father and mother-in-law, Henry and Lotus Good Taylor preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Cleo Marie Taylor Lark of the home; his son, Gary M. Lark and wife, Sherry of Kingsport; granddaughters, Christy Bailey and husband, Chad of Kingsport, Brandan Looney and husband, Joe of Surgoinsville and April Bishop and husband, Jeff of Gate City, Va.; his mother, Rosa L. Culbertson (who is 104-years-old), of Gate City, Va.; brothers, Shirrell Lark of Gate City, Va., and Ralph Lark and wife, Gertie of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Helen Kinkead and husband, Lonnie "Junior" of Monroe, Mich. and Alma Hartsock and husband, Fred of Surgoinsville; brothers-in-law, Joe Benton Taylor, of Nickelsville, Va., and Jack Taylor and wife, Shirley, of Nickelsville, Va.; sisters-in-law, Merrill Smith of Elizabethton, Ruth Hillman and husband, Thomas of Nickelsville, Va., Debbie Gilmer and husband, Tommy of Nickelsville, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. today at the Midway Baptist Church, Midway, Va. and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. George Willis, Jr., Rev. Marvin Egan, and the Rev. Coy Butler officiating. A eulogy will be given by the Rev. Rick Willis.

Ernie Addington, Blanche and Tammie Gillenwater and Steve Barber will provide the music.

Interment will follow the funeral service at the Taylor Family Cemetery in Taylor Town community.

Chad Bailey, Joe Looney, Jeff Bishop, Scotty Perry, Danny Dockery, Bob Blanton, Gray Pierson and Kevin Davidson will serve as pallbearers.

Edd "Bunny" Frazier, Clyde Gillenwater, Jeff McCarty, Gary Elliott, Roger Carter, Tommy Gillenwater and Dwight Lane will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the staff of West Kingsport Dialysis Center and Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, with a special thank you to Hospice for their love and care of Mr. Lark.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Red Lark.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lee "Bob" Lark

GATE CITY, Va. -- Robert Lee (Bob) Lark , 96, Rt. 2, died Wednesday afternoon (May 27, 1998) at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va. A native of Scott County, he was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Culbertson Lark ; a son, C.E. Lark ; his parents, Robert C. and Mary Flanary Lark ; a sister, Nellie Sanders; and two brothers, Floyd Lark and Pat Lark .

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie (Helen) Kenkead, Monroe, Mich., and Mrs. Fred (Alma) Hartsock, Surgoinsville; four sons, Willie L. (Bill) Lark , Lester Lark , Sherrel Lark and Ralph Lark , all of Gate City, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Hanna Sanders, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Lester Lark .

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Lee Lark

GATE CITY, Va. -- Roy Lee Lark , 46, 121 E. Highland Street, joined his Lord Monday (March 2, 1998).

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Lark ; his maternal grandparents, Gene and Lillian Falin Stewart; and a maternal aunt, Mary Larkins. Surviving are his wife, Carla Moore Lark , Gate City, Va.; a daughter, Lori Lark Lovelace; a son, Chris Lark ; an especially beloved granddaughter, Jordan LeeAnn Lovelace; his father, Bill Lark , Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Billy Lark , Kingsport, and Donald Wayne Lark , Bristol, Tenn., his paternal grandmother, Rosie Culbertson; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Ollie Moore and the residence of Bill Lark .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Elbert Munsey officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will leave in procession from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Hospital.

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Thelma Gertrude (Estep) Lark

KEOKEE, Va. - Thelma Gertrude Estep Lark, 92, Cox's Creek community, Va., born Sept. 28, 1909, left to be with the Lord on Thursday (Aug. 8, 2002), which she has longed for so long.

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A loving heart stopped beating and a sweet voice was silent. Our lives will never be the same. When days are sad and everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you say, "Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping and we'll be together again someday."

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey and parents, John Tipton and Martha Palestine Holmes Estep.

Surviving are her loving and caring daughters, Betty Jo Winchester, Billie Jean Hobbs and Gloria Faye Goldson and their respective families; grandchildren are: Dennis, Cindy, Kathy, Kirk, Karla and Stacy; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She also leaves four brothers, Charlie, Paul, Hubert and Jimmy; one sister, Retha and the loving memory of her sister, June; other family members and many special friends. They were more dear to her than they will ever know.

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Estep officiating.

Interment will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

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Willie L. "Bill" Lark

GATE CITY, Va. - Willie L. "Bill" Lark, 79, entered into rest Monday (Sept. 13, 2004) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on March 28, 1925. He was the son of Rosa L. Culbertson and the late Robert Lee Lark.

Including his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Stewart Lark; son, Roy Lee Lark; and one brother, Calvert Lark.

Mr. Lark served in the Army in World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post #265 of Gate City, Va.

Surviving include his mother, Rosa L. Culbertson, Gate City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Sandra Lark, Kingsport, and Donald and Diane Lark, Bluff City; daughter-in-law, Carla Lark, Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Lonnie Kinkead, Monroe, Mich., and Alma and Fred Hartsock, Surgoinsville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester and Cleo Lark, Shirrel Lark, and Ralph and Gertie Lark, all of Gate City, Va.; sisters-in-law, Shirlene Lark, Kingsport, and Betty Mann, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Sandy Stewart, Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence and the residence of his brother, Ralph Lark.

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

Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Clyde Larkey

BRISTOL, Va. - Clyde Lar­key, 92, Route 3, Bristol, Va., died Sunday (April 3, 1994) at Bristol Regional Hospital.

He was a native of Scott Coun­ty, Va., but had lived in Detroit, Mich. for several years. He was retired from the Dodge Motor Company in Detroit and was a re­tired Detroit Police officer. He was a member of the Mendota Masonic Lodge No. 174 and was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram P. and Ida Vermillion Larkey; his wife, Stel­la Smith Larkey; two sons, Roy Larkey and Ross Larkey.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Lorraine ) Sherfey, Algood, Tenn. and Mrs. Eileen Loepp, Bristol, Va.; 17 grandchil­dren; several great-grandchil­dren; several great-great­grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Barker, Hiltons, Va., Mrs. Stella Wells, Columbus, Ga.; one brother, Lawrence Larkey, Kings­port.

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Family Cemetery, near the home.

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Eula M. (Hungate) Larkey

Eula M. Larkey, John B. Dennis Bypass, Kingsport, died Wednesday ( July 4, 1990 ), at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

A native of Welch, W.Va. , she was a member of Hilton United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Thomas and Sally Louetta Westmoreland Hungate; and her husband, Fred L. Larkey.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Harriett) Phleger, Chattanooga ; one granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Muriel McPeake, Durham , N.C. , Mrs. Mildred Penley, Jacksonville , Fla. , and Mrs. Margie Goddard, Knoxville .

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Sam Neeley officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Larkey family cemetery near Hiltons, Va.

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Fred Easterly Larkey

Fred Easterly Larkey, 72, Caribbean Dr., Kingsport, died Sun­day ( Oct. 4, 1992 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

He was a native of Scott County , Va. , and a retired truck driver for Mason Dixon. And he was a veteran of World War II.

He was a member of Mendota Masonic Lodge No. l74; and a member of the Hammond American Legion Post No. 3.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas A. and Alice Fugate Larkey; five sisters; Ida Lawson, Sally Larkey, Clara Wolfe, Willie Barger, and Anna Belle Whiten; two brothers, Thomas A. Larkey, Jr., and J.C. Larkey.

Surviving are one daughter, Marisa Thompson, Blountville; one grandson; one sister, Mabel McKay, Kingsport ; one brother, Stewart Larkey, Abingdon , Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery with a Masonic service being conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 174.

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Charles Carson Larkins

CHURCH HILL - Carson Larkins, 61, of Church Hill went to be with his heavenly father on Thursday night (Oct. 12, 2006) at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Church Hill.

Mr. Larkins retired from Apac-TN Inc. a division of the Ashland Oil Company as a superintendent. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #972 in Kingsport. Carson was a very devoted and loving husband, father and stepfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Eldridge Larkins, Sr.; his great-granddaughter, Morgan White; a brother, Wayne Larkins; along with several aunts and uncles.

Carson Larkins is survived by his loving wife, Jane Larkins; his sons, Mickey Larkins (Church Hill) and Benny Larkins (Weber City, Va.); his step-children, Angie Mann, Anissa Greene (both of Kingsport), John Greene (Church Hill); grandchildren, Toby Larkins, Private Dustin Larkins, Private Fred Larkins, Tiffany Larkins, Shannon Larkins and Katie Larkins; his step-grandchildren, Whitney Mann, Logan Mann, Jessie Amyx, along with two more grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, Taylor; sisters, Helen Fansler and her husband, I.D. (Church Hill), Phyllis Taylor and her husband, Earl (Mount Carmel); a brother, Eldridge Larkins, Jr. (Church Hill); an aunt with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thank-you goes out to the step-son, John Greene for his loving care staying by Carson's side along with his unselfish caregiving during his illness. Also, a thank-you goes to the Wellmont Nursing out of Rogersville; Wellmont Hospice and especially Rhonda with Holston Valley respiratory therapy.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may also call anytime at the residence or anytime at the sisters residence, Helen Fansler.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Alvin Skelton officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Washington County Memorial Gardens.

Roddy Miller, Anthony McPeek, Mike Bell, Paul Haun, Wes Brooks and Tyler Mullins will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Eldridge Scotten Larkins Sr.

CHURCH HILL - Eldridge Scotten Larkins Sr., 85, 4193 Stanley Valley Road, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 2, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Hawkins County, he was retired from the Steadman Trucking Company. He also owned and operated Larkins Grocery Store on Stanley Valley Road.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Johnson Larkins ; his parents, James and Rebecca Burke Larkins ; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Lula Knowles Larkins , of the home; two daughters, Mrs. I.D. (Helen) Fansler, Church Hill, and Mrs. James Earl (Phyllis) Taylor, Mount Carmel; three sons, Eldridge Larkins Jr., Church Hill, Wayne Larkins and wife, Jan Larkins , Kingsport, Carson Larkins and wife, Jane Larkins , Church Hill; two stepsons, Lee Knowles and Harold Knowles, both of Church Hill; two stepdaughters, Shirley Knowles, Mount Carmel, and Wanda Owens, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and 26 step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Leona Blair, Church Hill, Mrs. Gladys Oaks, Mount Carmel, Mrs. Laura Mae Matlock, and Mrs. Emma Mitchell, both of Kingsport; one brother, James Earl Larkins and wife, Bunny Larkins , Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence and also at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Taylor, 256 Spruce St., Mt. Carmel.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alvin Skelton and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church Hill Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Daryl Fansler, Mickey Larkins , Benny Larkins , John Greene, Lee Knowles and Wayne Barrett.

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Eldridge Scotten Larkins Jr.

CHURCH HILL — Eldridge S. Larkins, Jr., 70, of Church Hill, passed away on Saturday (Feb. 21, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. Eldridge served in the U.S. Army and was retired from Mead Corp. He was a member of the NRA and loved his horses and farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge Larkins, Sr. and Gladys Johnson Larkins; brothers, Carson Larkins and Wayne Larkins.

Eldridge is survived by the mother of his son, Patricia Larkins; his son, Dale Larkins; sisters, Helen Fansler and husband, I.D. and Phyllis Taylor and husband, Earl, all of Church Hill; three nieces and three nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his sister, Helen Fansler, 403 W. Lane St., Church Hill.

Military graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with the American Legion Post 3/265 and the TN Army National Guard conducting the rites, Joe W. Byrd, chaplain.

The family request, no flowers be sent, but memorial contributions may be made in honor of Eldridge in the form of a blood donation to the Marsh Regional Blood Center, 914 Broad St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is serving the Larkins family.

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Gary Allen Larkins Sr.

KINGSPORT - Gary Allen Larkins Sr., 58, passed away after a very brief illness on Thursday ( May 2, 2002 ).

He was a resident of Kingsport and Gate City , Va. for most of his life.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was employed by Interstate Graphics in Johnson City . He enjoyed boating with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Murriel Larkins; brother, Ronnie Addington; and his first wife, the mother of his children, Jean Larkins.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Larkins; daughters, Regina Hartsock and husband, Rusty, Kingsport, Darlene Carter and husband, Jeff, Kingsport, Sabrina Helton and husband, Mark, Church Hill; sons, Gary (Bubby) Larkins Jr., Kingsport, Ricky Larkins, Kingsport; stepson, Matthew Larkins, Kingsport; grandchildren, Santana Blakely, Brittany Hall, Tyler Morton, Lexi Hartsock, Molli Harvey, Paige Helton, Kasey Carter.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Darlene Carter, 1241 Ridgecrest Ave. , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery . Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the local Heart Association c/o Wanda Grills. The donations are in honor of Darlene Carter, daughter of Gary Larkins, who is in need of a heart transplant. Donations may be mailed to the American Heart Association, Greater Kingsport Division, P.O. Box 985 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

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James Earl Larkins

MOUNT CARMEL - James Earl Larkins , 70, 400 Gallup Ave., died Tuesday (June 22, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Hawkins County, he was the son of the late Jim and Rebecca Burke Larkins . The family consisted of 22 brothers and sisters with James being the youngest. He was a retired employee of Mason-Dixon Truck Lines and was a former deputy with the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Larkins was a member of the Valley View Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Carol McLain; his parents; and 18 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Bunny Davidson Larkins , Mount Carmel; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Lesa Larkins and Terry and Becky Larkins , both of Church Hill; eight grandchildren, Bryan Larkins , Nicky Larkins , Zane Larkins , Justin Larkins and Crystal Larkins , Brad Depew, Chad Roberts and Melanie McLain; four great-grandchildren, Jordan, Logan and Evan Roberts and Brandon Depew; four sisters, Leona Blair and Gladys Oaks, both of Church Hill, Emma Mitchell and Laura Mae Matlock, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Grimes, the Rev. Alvin Skelton and the Rev. William Harris officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Valley View Cemetery. Grandsons and son-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

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Linda Jane (Miller) Larkins

CHURCH HILL — Jane Miller Larkins, 59, of Church Hill, passed away unexpectedly from open heart surgery on Thursday (March 1, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport and had resided the majority of her life in Church Hill. Jane worked for several years for Apac-TN Inc., a division of the Ashland Oil Company. She went on to work with the Tennessee Eastman Company where she retired as a chemical operator. Following retirement, she and her husband loved to travel. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was truly a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.

Mrs. Larkins was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Larkins in October of 2006; her parents, Laster Miller (1980) and Elise Moore Miller (February of 2007); a brother-in-law, Ray Brooks.

Jane Miller Larkins is survived by her daughters, Angie Mann and Anissa Greene (both of Kingsport); a son, John Greene (Church Hill); Mickey Larkins (Church Hill) and Benny Larkins (Weber City, Va.); her grandchildren, Whitney Mann, Logan Mann and Jessie Amyx; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Brooks and Marilyn Fletcher (both of Church Hill), Evelyn Orrick and her husband, Jim (Kingsport); along with several nieces and nephews not to forget her faithful companion, "Harley".

Calling hours will be held on Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill from 12 noon to 2 p.m. or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Don Qualls officiating.

An entombment service will be conducted following the funeral at Washington County Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Roddy Miller, Anthony McPeek, Mike Bell, Brian Myers, Wes Brooks and Tyler Mullins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, Southest Affiliate Living Legacy Partnership, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, Ga. 30384-9410.

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

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Ray Thomas Larkin

CHURCH HILL — Ray Thomas Larkin, 75, of Morning Star Rd., Church Hill, passed away Saturday (Jan. 10, 2009) at his home.

Mr. Larkin was born in Scott County, Va. and was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. Larkin, Sr. and Lula G. Lambert Larkin; brothers, Worley E. Larkin, Carl Larkin, Clarence K. Larkin; sisters, Bessie M. Jenkins, Annie Martha Larkin and Hazel Larkin.

Survivors include two brothers, Roy W. Larkin of Kingsport and Charles W. Larkin of Church Hill; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of his brother, Charles W. Larkin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Terry Mellons officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Larkin Family Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dr. Donald Larkin, Dale Larkin, Ronnie Larkin, Larry Larkin, Terry Larkin and Jerry Larkin.

Honoaray pallbearers are great nephews.

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

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Wallace Wayne Larkins

KINGSPORT - Wayne Larkins , 58, 372 Westfield Place, died Saturday (July 17, 1999) at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. after a short illness.

Mr. Larkins was born in Church Hill and had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1996 after 31 years of service. He was a member of Harrison Christian Church in Johnson City and attended New Life Church of God in Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Eldridge Larkins Sr.; several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are his wife, Jan Honeycutt Larkins , Kingsport; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and I.D. Fansler, Church Hill, Phyllis and James Earl Taylor, Mount Carmel; two brothers and sister-in-law, Carson and Jane Larkins , Kingsport, Eldridge Larkins Jr. Church Hill; several nieces and nephews; a special sister-in-law, Millie Honeycutt.

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

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

Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Washington County Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Memorials may be given in memory of Wayne Larkins and in honor of Dr. Russell Devore and staff of Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, 1211 22nd Avenue South, Nashville, Tenn. 37232.

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Myrtle Ruth (Horne) Large

ABINGDON, Va. — Myrtle Ruth Horne Large, 82, of Abingdon, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2008) in the Johnston Memorial Hospital Abingdon, Va.

Born in Coeburn, Va. on June 30, 1926, she lived in Coeburn until 2001, and lived in Abingdon for the past seven years.

Mrs. Large was a member of the Coeburn United Methodist Church and the Coeburn Bridge League. She was a charter member of the Coeburn Civic League. She was an active member from 1966 to 2001 and served as treasurer.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Large was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Emma Horne; her husband of 58 years, Russell O. Large; infant daughter, Deborah; two sisters, Marie Horne Crouch and Frances Horne Combs; one brother, Charles Horne.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Elaine and husband, Norwood Clemons of Richmond, Va.; one son, Russell (Marty) Large and wife, Charlene of Abingdon, Va.; grandchildren, Russell Wade Clemons of Richmond, Va.,; Kathryn and Kimberly Large of Abingdon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday at Coeburn United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. The service will be conducted by Pastor Gary "Pete" Perdue and Dr. Don Large officiating.

Entombment will be conducted on Friday at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va., at 11 a.m. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Joe Chase, Smokey Combs, Eddie Dotson, Robert Odle, Frank Stacey, Bill White, John White and Randy Wireman. Honorary pallbears will be Jerry Chase, Russ Clemons, Jason Combs, James White and Scott White.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Coeburn United Methodist Church, 201 High Ave., Coeburn, Va. 24230 and the American Lung Association.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 310 6th St. NW, Coeburn, Va. 24230 is in charge of arrangements.

(Some of her Scott Co ancestral families are Horne, Strong, Wolfe, Greear, Lane, Meade, Stallard, Frazier, Flanary, McClellan)

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Russell Oscar Large

COEBURN, Va. - Russell O. Large, 82, a prominent businessman of Coeburn residing in Abingdon, Va., passed away Sunday (Feb. 27, 2005) in the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.

He was born in Coeburn, Va., on Feb. 9, 1923 and resided there most of his life. He was a member of the Coeburn United Methodist Church and a graduate of Emory & Henry College. He was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps from 1943-1946, and served in the Pacific Theatre as a flight engineer and top turret gunner in B-24's.

He was a former vice mayor of Coeburn and a member of the town council. Mr. Large was a member of the Coeburn Masonic Lodge #97 AF&AM, past president and member of the Coeburn Kiwanis Club, chairman of the Coeburn Beautification Committee, lifetime member of the Patrick Henry Society of the Emory & Henry College, and a member of the Board of Visitors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. W. T. and Bessie Large; infant daughter, Deborah; two brothers, Troy Allen Large and W. T. Large Jr.; five sisters, Rita Jo and Mildred Large, Kay Hord, June Chase and Charlotte Mullins.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Myrtle Ruth Horne Large; his son, Russell (Marty) Large and wife, Charlene of Abingdon, Va.; his daughter, Ruth Elaine and husband, Norwood Clemons of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Russell Wade Clemons of Emory, Va., Kathryn and Kimberly Large of Abingdon, Va.; sisters, Emma White of Bristol, Va., and Mary Helen Porter and husband Jim of Wytheville, Va.; brother, Donald W. Large and wife, Margaret of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coeburn United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Dr. Don Large and Dr. E.D. Nelson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Coeburn United Methodist Church Choir and Dr. Don Large.

Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery for entombment services.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Charles Chase, Joe Chase, Jerry Chase, James White, Scott White, John White and William White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pickford Stallard, Frank Stacy, Jack Jones, Harold Ringley, Jake Turner, Tommy Newton and Randy Wireman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coeburn United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 638, Coeburn, Va. 24230 or the American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Memorial & Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216.

Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

(Some of his wife Myrtle (Horne) Large’s Scott Co ancestral families are Horne, Strong, Wolfe, Greear, Lane, Meade, Stallard, Frazier, Flanary, McClellan)

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Joseph Frank Lark

FORT BLACKMORE -- Funeral services for Joseph Frank Lane [Lark], 70, of Route 1, Fort Blackmore, who died Thursday [1/25/1968] in a Marion, Va., hospital afler a brief illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Riverview Baptist Church.

Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. L. W. Salling will officiate.  Burial will be in the Peters Cemetery in Wood, Va.  The family will receive friends at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Saturday, January 27, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Bonnie Marie (Mann) Lane Larkin

 

KINGSPORT — Bonnie Larkin, 93, Kingsport, died early Sunday (Aug. 26, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she lived in Kingsport most of her life.

She and her husband owned and operated East Tennessee Bonding Company for many years.

Mrs. Larkin was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

Her husband, Charles B. Larkin; a daughter, Judith Ann Larkin; and brothers, Carl and Ray Mann preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter, Joan Raade and husband, Tom, Bristol, Tenn.; son, James Lane and wife, Carol, Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jamie Linton, Kingsport, David Garrett and wife, Mary Catherine, Charlotte, N.C., Jimmy Lane and wife, Janet, Texas, Kenny Lane and wife, Lisa, Cincinnati, Ohio and David Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio; several great-grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren; and sister, Edna Ferguson, Ariz.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2007, at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Hoskins and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

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

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Freeda Kathleen (Hall) LaRochelle

AUGUSTA, Me. — Freeda Kathleen (Hall) LaRochelle, 71, died in Augusta on July 21, 2012. Freeda was born on Nov. 7, 1940, the daughter of Charles Dewey Hall and Frances Edna (Freeman) Hall. Freeda worked for the Navy Dept. in Washington D.C., the U.S. Postal Service, and was self-employed; running LaRochelle Painting Co. for 42 years. She was an avid gardener, seamstress, and woodworker. She also enjoyed shopping at Marden’s . Freeda was predeceased by her husband, Donald Lionel LaRochelle; her father, Charles Dewey Hall; and her brother, Scott Alan Hall.

She is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Freida LaRochelle of Augusta, Lorraine Brenda (LaRochelle) Cressey and her husband, David Allen Cressey of Phippsburg, Me.; grandchildren, Matthew Donald Cressey and Emily Ann Cressey of Phippsburg, Me. and Joshua Logan Cressey of Hawaii; her mother, Frances Edna Hall of Gaty City, Va.; her sister, Doris Hall Darnell of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; her brothers, Charles Gary Hall and family of Church Hill, Virgil Gerald Hall and family of Morristown, Tenn. and Richard Marcel Hall and wife, of Ft. Blackmore, Va. Freeda is also survived by her mother-in-law, Muriel Marie Giroux; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. on July 29th, 2012, at the Slant United Methodist Church, State Rt. 65, Fort Blackmore, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Freeda’s honor to Health Reach

Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, Me. 04903

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Buck Edward LaRoy

ROGERSVILLE — Buck Edward LaRoy, 74, of Rogersville, died Friday (Nov. 7, 2008) at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and a retired contractor and auto dealer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fate and Laura Lane LaRoy: brothers, Bill LaRoy and Kenneth LaRoy; and half-sister, Louise Reece.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Georgia Fulkerson LaRoy, of the home; son, Tommy LaRoy and fiance’, Sue Dishner of Rogersville; daughter, Laura LaRoy Moore and husband, Charles of Johnson City; one grandchild, Telia LaRoy Smith and husband, Jerome; one great-grandchild Anna Smith; one brother, Rex LaRoy and wife, Carrie of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are after 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Lasley, the Rev. Billy LaRoy, the Rev. Jamie Rogers and the Rev. Glenn Richards officiating.

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

The family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center and Johnson City Medical Center.

Broome Funeral Home is serving the LaRoy family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Litha (Lane) LaRoy

ROGERSVILLE — Laura Lane LaRoy, 96, Heritage Manor Nursing Home, died Monday evening (Nov. 30, 1998).
She was a member of the FirstBaptist Church of Rogersville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fate LaRoy; a son, Kenneth LaRoy; a daughter, Louise Reece; her parents, David B. and Mary Lane; brothers, Buck Lane and Orbin Lane; and sisters, Lizzie Bass, Eliza Smith and Lucy Smith.
Surviving are three sons, Bill LaRoy, Knoxville, Rex LaRoy and Buck LaRoy, of Rogersville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Georgia Davis and Lou Cook, Rogersville.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with her grandson, the Rev. Billy LaRoy and the Rev. Ronell Owensby officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Norma Louise (Limer) LaRoy

ROGERSVILLE - Norma Louise Limer LaRoy, 70, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 7, 2002) at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville after an extended illness.

She was a member of McCloud Baptist Church and was a bookkeeper for Frank and Rex T.V. Service.

She was a devoted wife, mother and friend who will be missed dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Minnie Patterson Limer; brothers, James F. Limer of Arkansas, and Robert "Bob'' Limer of Bloomington Ill.; and a sister, Eula L. LaRoy of Knoxville.

Surviving are her husband, M. Rex LaRoy, of the home; sons, Michael R. LaRoy and wife Delores, of Rogersville, and Darrell Dean LaRoy and wife Cathy, of Anniston, Ala.; grandchildren, M. Bret LaRoy, Joshua N.R. LaRoy and Sara E. LaRoy, all of Rogersville; brother, Gene Limer and wife Chico, of El Paso, Texas; sisters, Mildred L. Hawk and husband J.R., of Maryville, and Mary L. Aeschelman of Bloomington, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, and anytime at the home of Mike and Delores LaRoy, 716 W. Broadway, located next door to the family home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with her nephew, the Rev. Bill LaRoy Jr. and the Rev. Basil Jones officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Lafayette "Fate" LaRoy

Kingsport Times-News / S»turd»y, October 1, 1977

ROGERSVILLE - Fate LaRoy, 72, 425 McMinn St., died Friday morning at U-T Hospital following an extended illness.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Lane LaRoy; three sons, Rex LaRoy, and Buck LaRoy, both of Rogersville, and Bill LaRoy,

Knoxville; one sister, Mrs. Addie Manis, Johnson City; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Broome Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge.

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LAROY, FATE

Funeral services for Fate LaRoy will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Browne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James L. Austin officiating. Burial will follow In Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Broome Funeral Home Is In charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Lea Ann (Wolfe) Russell.

Monnie Ethel (Jennings) Laughlin

Monnie Ethel Laughlin, 53, wife of Van Laughlin, 1635 Houston Ave., died at 2 a.m. Tuesday [10/21/1959] at Holston Valley Community Hospital, after an eight month illness.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and formerly employed by the Kingsport Press.

Survivors, besides her husband, include: her mother, Mrs. Alice Jennings; four brothers, Clarence Jennings, Robert Jennings, Clyde Jennings, Harold Jennings; one sister, Mrs. Clyde Smith, all of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, The Rev. Dr. E. Gibson Davis, the Rev. D. M. Reese, and the Rev. Tony Gonzalez will officiate.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Members of the Bethany Class of First Baptist Church, of which she was an active member, will serve as flower bearers.

Pallbearers are: Kermtt Bates, Bill Bolton, Herman Smith. Raymond Duncan, Kenneth Henshaw, Cecil Craft, Herman Feagins, and  Earl Miller.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until one hour before the service when it will be moved to the church.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, October 21, 1959

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Willie Kate (Ramey) Laughlin

KINGSPORT - Willie Kate Ramey Laughlin, 84, of Adaline Street, went peacefully to her heavenly home on Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Isaac (Ike) and Sara (Tiny) Ramey. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Gardeners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsay N. Laughlin; grandson, Brian Laughlin; daughter-in-law, Donna Laughlin; sisters, Elsie Huffman and Viola McMurray; brothers, Werden, Ingle, Albert and Ervin Ramey.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Mrs. Shirley McMurray and husband Garvie, Hiltons, Va., and Ms. Lou McMurray, Bristol, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmie Laughlin, Church Hill, Leroy and Linda Laughlin, Bristol, Va., Darrell and Patsy Laughlin, Kingsport; sisters, Beulah Laughlin, Blountville, Elva Harkleroad, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; several loving nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and any time at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Gardeners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Clarence Huffman, Elder Gerald Hopkins and Elder Roger Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Gardeners Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Jane (Whited) Lawrence

WAYNE, Mich. -- Mrs. Martha Jane Whited Lawrence, 42, of 4460 Dean Street, Wayne, Mich. died in the Wayne County Hospital at 10:10 p.m. Monday [Nov 24, 1975] following a brief illness.

She was a native of Gate City , and had lived in Michigan for several years.  Mrs. Lawrence was a practical nurse, and a Methodist.

Survivors include her husband, Leslie Lawrence, Wayne, Mich.; one daughter, Miss Kimberly Lawrence, Wayne, Mich.; one son, Allen Lawrence, Wayne, Mich.; her mother, Mrs. Dora Lane Whited, Wauchula, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Millie) Erwin, Kingsport, and Mrs. Marie Baggott, Wauchula, Fla.; four brothers, Fred and Paul Whited, both of Gate City, Bill Whited, Laurenburg, N.C., and Charles Whited, Orrtanna, Pa.

The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.  Friends will also be received at the home of a brother, Fred Whited, Hilton Road , Gate City , Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Billy Frazier, Mike Foster, Mike Kinkead, Herb Smith, Randy Bolling, Bobby McArthur, Bill Erwin, Carter Frazier, Pat Lane , and Claude Lane .

Scot County Funeral Home in Weber City is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, November 26, 1975
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Agnes (Qualls) Lawson

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Agnes Qualls Lawson , 76, died Sunday (July 12, 1998) at her home.

A lifelong resident of Natural Tunnel, Va., she retired from the Scott County School System after 23 years of service. She attended Thomas Village Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Qualls; and a sister, Lucille Taylor.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Lester K. Lawson ; a son, Charlie Lawson , Cumberland Gap, Tenn.; a daughter, Brenda Bobrosky, Batesville, Ark.; three grandsons, Tim Bobrosky, Vic Graves and Dewayne Graves; a granddaughter, Kim Bobrosky; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Amanda Crabtree; four sisters, Ann Williams, Clinchport, Va., Claudia Kern, Duffield, Va., Maudie Franklin, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Wilma Barr, Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The body will be taken to the Thomas Village Baptist Church to lie in state at 2 p.m. today.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Ralph Crawford.

The eulogy will be given by Dewayne Graves. Music will be provided by the Thomas Village Baptist Church Choir.

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

Pallbearers will be Tim Bobrosky, Vic Graves, Tony Barr, Terry Blevins, Worley Carter and Gary Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Albert L. Lawson

ROGERSVILLE -- Albert L Lawson, 54, Route 4, Rogersville, died at 1:40 a.m. yesterday [8/29/1982] at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a long illness.

He was a member of the Fish­er's Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mell Rose Lawson, Kingsport; one daughter, Pamela Lawson, Kingsport; two sons, Michael and Jerry Lawson, both of Kingsport; his mother, Mrs. Goldie Lawson, Rogersville; two brothers, Eu­gene and George Lawson, both of Rogersville; two sisters, Marie Hickman, Morristown, and Demio Lawson, Florida; a half-brother and two half-sisters.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at Colboch-Price Fune­ral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Floyd Looney and Rev. Herman Chris­tian officiating.

Burial will be in Lawson Ceme­tery.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, August 30, 1982

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

Andrew Jackson Lawson

KINGSPORT - Andrew Jackson "Andy" Lawson, Robertson St., died Saturday (Jan. 31, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Gate City, Va., he had lived in Kingsport since 1945. He was retired in 1979 from Meade Corp. with over 33 years of service. He attended Reservoir Road Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ramey Lawson; one son, Andrew Jackson Lawson Jr.; two daughters, Ruby Lawson and Irene Lawson; parents, Jack Lawson and Sidney Lyons Lawson; two brothers, Chris and Arthur Lawson; two sisters, Allie Lawson Davenport and Mary Head; a special brother-in-law, Robert B. Tester.

Surviving are the mother of his children, Madge Helen Smith Hicks, Kingsport; two daughters, Betsy Pauline Sarber, Kingsport, and Allie Oilene Dawkins, Rancho Cordova, Calif.; five sons, Grady M. Lawson and wife Geneva, Rufus D. Lawson and wife Nellie, all of Kingsport, William "Bill" Lawson and fiancée, Mary Ann, Murfreesboro, Dewey W. Lawson, Kingsport, Mark Steven Lawson and wife Mariah, Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mina L. Tester, Kingsport; one brother, Milum Lawson, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residences of the sons, 386 Early Dr., and 3304 Rushmore Rd.

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

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reservoir Road Baptist Church (building fund), 1817 Seaver Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport is serving the Andy Lawson family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Annie Marie (Blevins) Lawson

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Annie M. Lawson, 90, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( Oct. 22, 2003 ) after a lengthly illness with her family by her side.

She was a lifelong resident of Ft. Blackmore , Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat H. Lawson Sr. in 1975; one daughter, Bernice Dooley; two grandchildren; parents, Jack and Emily Elizabeth Sharp Blevins; one stepdaughter; two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include six sons, Roger and wife Sandy Lawson, Ronnie and wife Peggy Lawson, Odell and wife Helen Lawson, Pat Jr. and wife Gertrude Lawson, Paul Lawson, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Fred Lawson, Cleveland, Ohio; two stepsons, Hubert Lawson and Rhea Lawson; five daughters, Opal Horne, Dungannon, Va., Margie Smith, Weber City, Va., Wanda Berry, Mount Carmel, Nina Lawson, Church Hill, and Connie Lawson, Gate City, Va.; one stepdaughter, Ruth DeFreece, Kingsport; two sisters, Laura Melton, Gate City, Va., and Bonnie Buchanon, Coeburn, Va.; 28 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; special son-in-law, Herbert Horne; special nieces, Laura Muse and Lucy Mann; several nieces and nephews; longtime friends, Jim and Bea Cox; her friends at Dungannon Senior Citizens; loving caregivers, Jeannie Ramsey, Sandy Lawson, Peggy Lawson, Melissa Begley, Della Lane, Anna Lawson and Susan Adkins.

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

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

Music will be provided by Babe Lawson, Toke Hensley and pianist will be Susan Adkins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lawson Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore .

The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Lawson, Hagan Lawson, Steve Smith, Randy Dooley, David Lawson and Anthony Lawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Lane , Worley Lane , David Mann, Jim Cox, George Hensley, and Babe Lawson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bertha Mae (Barnett) Lawson

CHURCH HILL - Bertha Mae Barnett Lawson , 91, passed away Monday afternoon (Sept. 20, 1999) at Indian Path Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., living in Maryland, Lee County, Va., before residing in Church Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lawson ; parents, Jack and Molly Jane Lane Barnett; two sisters, Martha Jane Christian, Leona Barnett; one brother, Floyd Barnett.

Surviving are four daughters, Luly Mae Lawson , Culpepper, Va., Macy Stanley, Coeburn, Va., Venus Culbertson, Portland, Ore., Goldie Wieneke, Martinsburg, W.Va.; four sons, James Gilbert Lawson , Church Hill, James Fred Lawson , Hiltons, Va., John Henry Lawson , Glenn Burney, Md., Floyd Presley Lawson , Church Hill; one sister, Mae Gibson, Gaithersburg, Md.; three brothers, Eckel Barnett, Pattonsville, Va., Ernest Barnett, Big Stone Gap, Va., Will Barnett, Pattonsville, Va.; a special grandchild, Dee Bledsoe, Sneedville, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may call anytime at the home of a grandchild, Dee Bledsoe, 187 J.M. Blvd., Sneedville, Tenn.

Graveside services will follow the visitation at Larkins Family Cemetery, Church Hill with the Rev. Leonard Dixon officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty (Clifton) Lawson

KINGSPORT — Betty Lawson, 62, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday (April 8, 2009) after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was a hairdresser at A Head of Hair in Bloomingdale community and was a member of Midfield Freewill Baptist Church.

Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Mae Clifton; brother, H.R. Clifton; niece, Angela Clifton; and cousin, Renae McDavid.

Surviving are two daughters, Leea Smith, Rogersville, Deanna Lawson-Mallett, Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Todd Christian Jr., Terry Branham Jr., Logan Smith, and LeAnne Ramirez; brother, Jackie Clifton, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Fran Conkin, Ann McKinley, Phyllis Ward and Phyllis Parvin.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Billy Gragg officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Thomas McKinley, Johnny Conkin, Jamie Smith, Ed Mallet, Josh Hufford and Terry Branham Sr.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the Lawson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bradley Eugene Lawson

(Descendant of Wilkerson Lane of Scott Co. His great grandmother Addie (Lane) Moore was b. Scott Co.)

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Bradley Eugene Lawson, 38, passed away Saturday (Dec. 20, 2008) in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was a native of Big Stone Gap and had lived in Erwin, Tenn. and Jonesborough, Tenn. since 2002. He was a 1988 graduate of Powell Valley High School, where he played football on the 1985 State Championship Team. He was a former employee of Mullican Lumber Co. in Appalachia, Va. He was a member of Ayers Chapel Church in Big Stone Gap.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Powers; and his paternal grandfather, Howard Boyce Lawson.

He was a loving husband to his wife of 13 years, Dee Dee Lawson; loving and devoted father of two daughters, Breanna Hope Lawson and Kaitlyn Faith Lawson, Jonesborough; parents, Brad Lawson and Nell Wells and Sandra Lawson and Tim Camp, all of Big Stone Gap; maternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Powers of East Stone Gap, Va.; paternal grandmother, Mary Baker of Wise, Va.; a sister-in-law and her husband, Jill and Rick Mullis and their son, Colton Mullis of Gray.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Ray Holcomb officiating.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Cemetery in East Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends will meet 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Grigg, Rex Grigg, Michael Prewitt, Matthew Stidham, Kelly Stidham and Jeff Riley.

Honorary pallbearers are Rick Mullis, Tim Camp, Jessee and Andy Caldwell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Suite #107, Richmond, Va. 23294 or www.cff.org.

Holding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Henry Lawson

Gate City, VA - Charles H. Lawson, 87, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, February 03, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Ft. Blackmore, VA on July 31, 1924, he was the son of the late Ira and Lula Lawson. He was one of ten children. Charles went to work as a young child to help support his family and later retired from General Motors in Euclid, OH and again from the Virginia Department of Transportation in Ft. Blackmore, VA.

He was a born again Christian and was a proud member of Midway Baptist Church. Charles loved family and friends, gardening and sitting on the front porch with his beloved wife, Lucille.

In addition to his parents, brothers, Bert, Jeff, Lonnie, and Jim; and sisters, Dorie, Mamie, Mary, and Cecil preceded him in death.

Surviving is his loving wife of 66 years, Lucille Lawson; children, Nancy Perry and husband, Scotty, Judith Pierson and husband, Gray, and Charles Lawson, Jr., and wife, Diane; grandchildren, Lisa Kincer and husband, Mike, Sherry Lane and husband, Everette, James Pierson and wife, Jan, Jason Perry and wife, Stephanie, Jeremy Lawson, and Shane Lawson; great grandchildren, Amanda Calton and husband, Gabe, Emily Egan and husband, Josh, Connor Pierson, Phoebe Lane, Hannah Lane, Amy Perry, and Ryan Perry; great great grandsons, Levi Calton, Ezekiel Charles Calton, and Jaden Egan; brother, Lucian Lawson and wife, Ina, Ft. Blackmore, VA; along with several loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Coy Butler and the Rev. Gary Elliott officiating. Midway Melody will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Lawson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank his special caregivers, Brenda Salling and Esta Elliott, and the caring nurses at Indian Path Medical Center.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Charles H. Lawson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Loren Lawson

Charlie L. Lawson, 67, Route 2, Box 326, Fall Branch, (Lovelace community), died at 5:30 p.m. Monday ( Aug. 31, 1987 ) at Indian Path Hospital after a brief illness.  Lived at Route 2, Fall Branch (Lovelace Community.)

    Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Greene County for 26 years and was retired from the Mead Corp.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Sunrise Baptist Church .

    Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Davis in 1983.

    Surviving are his wife, Ruby Gibson Lawson, Fall Branch; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Nella) Davis Jr., Mrs. Robert (Debra) Monette and Mrs. Charles (Sandra) Owens, all of Lovelace community; four sons, Larry E. Lawson, Clyde G. Lawson, Virgil J. Lawson, all of Fall Branch and Don Lawson, Clarksville; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Rosalee Flanary, Mrs Verna Wolfe, both of Kingsport and Mrs. Georgie Williams, Sullivan Gardens; one brother, Paul E. Lawson, Greenwood, Ind.

    Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and also at the home at any time.   

    Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fall Branch Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kelly Dykes and the Rev. G. W. Jobe officiating.

    Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens where military gravesite tites will be conducted by Tommy Miller VFW Post No. 4933, Boone Dam.

(from obituary in ' Kingsport Times-News' of Wednesday, September 2, 1987 )

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Curtis Edward Lawson

NORTON -- Curtis Edward Lawson, 52, died Saturday [5/17/1986] at the Veterans Hospital in New Orleans.

Surviving are two daughters, Joan Lehrman, El Paso, Texas, and Kathy Lawson, Truth Or Consequences, N.M.; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Beulah Belcher, Wise, Va., Mrs. Loraine Willis, Churchton, Md., Mrs. Beatrice Rockwell, Canton, Mich., Mrs. Elizabeth Rolen, Huntington, W.Va., and Mrs. Billie Tester, Clarksville, Fla.; two brothers, Grant Lawson, Norton, Va., and Douglas Lawson, Edgewater, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hagy Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tim Sturgill officiating.

Burial will be in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, May 23, 1986

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

Darrell G. "Little D." Lawson

ROSSVILLE, Ga. — Darrell G. (Little D) Lawson, 67, formerly of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2008, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Darrell was born Aug. 7, 1941, to Kyle and Dorothy (Kerns) Lawson who preceded him in death along with a brother, James K. Lawson; and a sister, Margaret (Sellers) Ferguson.
Surviving are his daughter, Tammie (Ron) Fentress and grandchildren, Rachel, Zachary, Alex, Jeffrey and Joseph of Kingsport; son, Travis D. (Sandi) Lawson and granddaughter, Kelsy of Ringgold, Ga.; sisters, Betty Kennamer, Boaz, Ala., Ruth (Wayne) Taylor, Church Hill, and Janet (Lloyd) Crabtree, Blountville; brothers, Randall and Larry Lawson, Kingsport; sisterin-law, Sandra Lawson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was buried in Ringgold, Ga., at Lakewood Memory Gardens on Dec. 29, 2008.
Condolences may be sent to Tammie Fentress, 374 Sky South, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or tammiefentress@yahoo.com.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy C. (Kerns) Lawson

KINGSPORT - Dorothy K. Lawson, 88, 601 Norris Ave., entered into the gates of her heavenly home on Tuesday (Feb. 15, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Scott County, Va.. and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1951. She attended Christ Chapel of Morristown and Spiers Chapel of Rogersville.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Sadie Peters Kerns; three infant children; two grandchildren, Teddy Sellers and Chad Lawson; one great-grandchild, Michael Fogleman; five sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are four daughters, Margaret and husband Giles Ferguson of Kingsport, Betty Kennamer of Gunnersville, Ala., Ruth and husband Wayne Taylor of Church Hill, Janet and husband Lloyd Crabtree of Blountville; four sons, James K. Lawson and wife Sandra of Kingsport, Darrell Lawson and wife Diane of Ft. Oglethorp, Ga., Larry Lawson and Randall Lawson, both of Kingsport; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special sister, Carolyn Palmer and husband John of Kingsport; two brothers, Baron Kerns and wife Ella of Church Hill and John Kerns and wife Mary of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the home of a daughter, Janet Crabtree, 5466 Bloomingdale Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Anthony Lawson and the Rev. Jason McIntosh officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Bud and Scott Phillips will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Duard Virgil Lawson

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Duard Virgil Lawson, 88, of 625 Arch Street, died Saturday ( Aug. 19, 2000 ) at the Marriott�s Stratford Court Nursing Facility in Palm Harbor , Fla. , after an extended illness.

Mr. Lawson was born in Scott County, Va. and had resided in Kingsport since 1935. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1973 after 38 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorean Lawson; parents, William Joshua "Bill" and Madge Bray Lawson; grandmothers, Polly Pendleton Lawson and Elizabeth Morrison Bray; brothers, Carson Lawson, Gerald Thomas Lawson, William Joshua Lawson Jr., and James Bray Lawson.

Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Tom (Shirley) Shepard, Greensboro, N.C. and Mrs. Joe (Patty) Blevins, Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, Mrs. Mark (Tracy) Brassard, Navarre, Fla., Ms. Rebecca Shepard, High Point, N.C., Mr. Mark Lawson Shepard, Greensboro, N.C. and Mr. Duard Max Blevins, Tampa, Fla.; brother, Raymond Lawson, Duffield, Va.; sister, Mrs. Clifford (Fleetia) Pease, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. J.W. Bentley officiating.

Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Kingsport Times-News
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Elmo Lawson

KINGSPORT — Elmo Lawson, 86, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( April 17, 2011 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born Jan. 11, 1925 , in Scott County , Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Lawson and Rettie Barnette Lawson; sister, Sylvia Lawson Dillon; brothers, William McKinley Lawson and John W. Lawson.

He is survived by his brothers, James R. Lawson of Kingsport, Garney Ray Lawson of Yuma, Va., and Cecil R. Lawson of Kingsport; his sister, Jane Lawson Camp of Arizona.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Wellmont Holston Valley’s A-500 and W-3 nursing, PCT and hospice staff. The family also thanks the staff of Holston Manor for providing care to Elmo.

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

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Emma Jane (McDavid) Kern Lawson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Emma J. Kern Lawson, 93, Route 4, Box 102A2, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Jan. 15, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived there her entire life. Mrs. Lawson was of the Baptist faith.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and will be missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Kern; second husband, John Lawson; daughter, Easter Olene Kern; parents, William and Loudellia McDavid; sister, Louvensus Stanley; brother, Rev. Clifton Henry McDavid; grandson, Larry Grizzle; and granddaughter, Sharon Grizzle.

Surviving are her daughters, Betty Sarber, of the home and Edna Grizzle, Kingsport; sons, Johnny Lee Kern, Clinchport and James Ray Kern, Gate City; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of Hollis Grizzle, Route 4, Box 101A, Clinchport, Va.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kern Cemetery (Rye Cove). Those wishing to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons of Mrs. Lawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Quality Care Ambulance Service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Emmer Pauline (Templeton) Lawson

GATE CITY, Va. — Pauline T. Lawson, 80, entered into rest on Tuesday, (Dec. 25, 2007) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Scott County, Va. on May 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Thomas Wrightly and Rosa Elizabeth Musick Templeton. She was retired from the Kingsport Press Credit Union after many years of service.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ryland Lawson; three brothers, Troy Templeton, Gary Templeton and Oliver Templeton.
Pauline leaves three sons, Terry Lawson and wife, Jedus (Pilkenton) of Gate City, Va., Greg Lawson and wife, Lisa (Stein) of Tupelo, Miss., Brian Lawson and wife, Andrea (Roberts) of Hiltons, Va.; four grandchildren, Darby Lawson of Gate City, Va., Gency Lawson White of Gate City, Va., Max Lawson and Val Lawson both of Tupelo, Miss.; two great- grandchildren: Jessica and Justin Lawson of Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Carolyn Gilliam and husband, Larry of Church Hill, Doretta Peters of Limestone, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 at Scott County Funeral Home.
The funeral will follow in the east chapel of the funeral home with Jeff Templeton officiating.
The burial will be Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m. for the services.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Evie Dell (Yost) Lawson

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Evie Dell Lawson, 81, passed away Monday (Oct. 22, 2007) at her home in the Wildcat Valley.

She was born in Lee County, Va. and lived her entire life in Big Stone Gap. She was of Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Lawson; three daughters, Leona Lawson, Lois Lawson and Alva Lawson; and by a son, Danny Lawson.

She is survived by one son, Charles Lawson and wife, Mary, of Big Stone Gap; two daughters, Bernice Pearcy and husband, Ralph, of Pattonsville, Va. and Janice Blanken and husband, Allen, of Big Stone Gap; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Erskine Yose, of Wise, Va. and Richard Yose, of Massachusetts; four sisters, Gladys Bledsoe, of Sandusky, Ohio, Elizabeth Lane, Shirley Harris and Eula Hall, all of Big Stone Gap; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Fleenor and Pastor James Holcomb officiating.

Committal services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday to go in procession.

Mrs. Lawson requested flowers and other tributes not be sent to the funeral home. Your friendship and love for the family is all she requested. Those wishing to honor her may send memorial donations to the Big Stone Gap Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 128, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

Kingsport Times-News
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Floyd Lawson

BLACKWATER, Va. -- Floyd Lawson, 76, died at 9 a.m. Sun­day [4/20/1986] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a brief ill­ness.

A lifelong resident of the Blackwater community, he was a farmer, a World War II veteran and a member of McPherson Lodge No. 99 AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mona Lawson, Blackwater, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Walton, Blackwater, Va., and Mrs. Carrie Willis, Danville, Va.; one brother, Tommy Lawson, Blackwater, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Robinette Fune­ral Home, Blackwater, Va., and at the home of his sister, Mrs. Addie Walton anytime.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wal­ter Willis and the Rev. Hobart Hall officiating.

Burial will be in the Lee Me­morial Gardens, Pennington Gap, Va.

(Floyd’s mother-in-law was Melvina (Robinette) McPherson who was b. Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, April 21, 1986

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

Fred Howard Lawson

KINGSPORT - Fred Howard Lawson, 90, 1030 Cooper Street, Kingsport, died Saturday (Oct. 9, 2004) at his residence.

He was a retired employee of the Department of the Army, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and the son of the late Fuller and Sophia Dougherty Lawson.

He was a member of Oak Drive Independent Church, Kingsport.

He graduated from Shoemaker High School, Gate City, Va., in 1932 and attended Hiwassee College, Madisonville, Tenn., and Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tenn.

A historian, he wrote two books, "Estillville Davis Guards" and "World War Two As I Saw It."

He received the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge while serving in the European Theatre during World War II. He also served during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #3382, 83rd Infantry Division Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp No. 1858 and a life member of the American Legion Post #3 of Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Idah Larkey Lawson in 1991; and stepdaughter, Janice Addington Hartman in 1995.

Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Freddy Sue and Ralph Lawson, Kingsport, Alice Faye and Harvey Randolph, Kingsport; two granddaughters and one grandson; stepdaughter, Peggy Ann Harrison, Kingsport; stepson, Charles Addington, Phoenix, Ariz.; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Tom and Wanda Addington, Kingsport; six step- granddaughters and two step- grandsons; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great- grandchildren; and a sister, Faye Bridwell, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Military graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. The family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Grant Lee Lawson

Grant Lee Lawson, 79, 1824 Buckles Drive, Kingsport, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 1990) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center after a brief illness.

Born in Sneedville, he had re­sided most of his life in Kingsport and was retired from General Shale.

Mr. Lawson was a member of Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Edna Jones Lawson; a daughter, Pau­line Pitkins.

Surviving are his wife, Fannie Cody Lawson, Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Morelock, Kingsport; two sons, Ted Lawson, Fort Lawn, S.C. and Clyde Lawson; nine grandchil­dren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Minnie Mahan, Charlotte, N.C., Mattie Milter, Sykesville, Md., Lucy Andredakis, Luthersville, Md., and Georgia Shockey, Savannah Park, Md.; one brother, J. P. Jones, Morristown.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolen and the Rev. John Kinsler officiating.

The body will be taken to Sneedville, where graveside ser­vices will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Collins Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

H. Rhea Lawson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — H. Rhea Lawson, 81, passed away on Wednesday ( May 4, 2011 ).

Mr. Lawson was born Aug. 10, 1929, and was raised by parents, John and Tempa Lane in Fort Blackmore, Va. He graduated from Dungannon High School at the age of 16 and then served in the U.S. Army in Germany in the early 1950s. Mr. Lawson graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in transportation and logistics. He also attended graduate school at East Tennessee State University .

Mr. Lawson was a manager with Eastman Kodak in Kingsport after graduating from UT. He served in the transportation department, working first with domestic shipments and later with international shipping for Tennessee Eastman Company. He was very well respected and made many close friends in the international freight forwarding community. After his retirement from Eastman Kodak, Mr. Lawson worked with Coleman International in Norfolk , Va. , and continued close relationships with friends and colleagues both in Tennessee and Virginia .

Mr. Lawson was an avid golfer and once shot a hole-in-one while conducting business on the golf course. He also served with the Jaycees and coached sports for the Boys Club in Kingsport as a young man. A member of Mafair United Methodist Church in Kingsport , Mr. Lawson was a lay leader in the church and taught adult Sunday school and Disciple Bible studies frequently. He began each class with the scripture, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it.” After moving to Knoxville , Mr. Lawson was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church , where he continued to teach and worked with the Soup Kitchen.

Mr. Lawson was a devoted husband, father, and a marvelous grandfather.

He leaves behind devoted wife, Mary Heim Lawson; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Tom Coe; son and daughter-in-law, David and Jody Lawson; grandchildren, Will Coe, Kitty Coe, Jack Coe, Isabella Lawson, David “Bo” Lawson, Madison Brown and Baylee Brown; and a brother, Hubert Lawson.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff of Asbury Acres Health Center in Maryville , for their love and care of Mr. Lawson during his last years.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Church Street United Methodist Church , 900 Henley St. , Knoxville , Tenn. 37902 .

The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Soup Kitchen of Church Street United Methodist Church .

Arrangements by Cremation Options Inc. (865) 6WE- CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.

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Harold E. Lawson

BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- Harold E. Lawson, 75, died Monday [12/30/1985] at Lonesome Pine Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap, Va., he was a former police chief for Big Stone Gap, Va. and a former employee of Southwest Quarries.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby C. Lawson in 1981.

Surviving are three sisters, Mabel Gilley, East Stone Gap, Va., Ann Parsons, Columbus, Ohio and Louise Combs, Kingsport; one brother, Bill Lawson, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Childress officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, December 31, 1985

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

     Henry J. Lane

Henry J. Lane, 81, 1109 Skelton Bluff Road, Kingsport, died Wednesday (Aug. 15, 1990) at his home after a brief illness.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County.  Mr. Lane had retired from Rebel Mu­sic and had previously worked at Palace Vending.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Lane; and a son, Truman Lane. [Truman Ward Lane, 7/20/1936 – 6/8/1987, d. San Jose, CA.]

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Heiskell (Debra) Davis, Surgoinsville; one son, Randall Lane, Kingsport; two brothers, Herman Lane and Robert Lane, both of Kingsport; eight grand­children; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank McCurry and James Myers Jr. officiating.

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

(Henry Lane was a grandson of James Lane from NC who came to Washington Co, TN before 1860. He possibly was part of the NC Lane family that is related to the Scott Co Lanes. Some of Hemry Lane’s maternal Scott Co families were Gardner, Barnhart, Derting. Some of his wife’s (Dolly (Gilliam) Lane) Scott Co ancestral families were Gilliam, Darnell, Kendrick.)

Kingsport Times-News

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     Herman W. Lane

Herman W. Lane, 78, 149 Lib­erty Church Rd., Kingsport, died at 9:00 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 27, 1992) at Indian Path Hospital af­ter an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was employed with Eastman Chemical Company for 43 years.

Mr. Lane was a charter mem­ber of the Tri City Beagle Club.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Virgin­ia Smith Lane, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Brenda) Hunt, Kingsport, and Mrs. John (Connie) Dayton, Kingsport; two grandchildren; one brother, Rob­ert Lane, Kingsport.

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

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

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

(Herman Lane was a grandson of James Lane from NC who came to Washington Co, TN before 1860. He possibly was part of the NC Lane family that is related to the Scott Co Lanes. Some of Herman Lane’s maternal Scott Co families were Gardner, Barnhart, Derting.)

Kingsport Times-News

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

Cassie Lea Lawson

GATE CITY, Va. - Cassie Lea Lawson, 23, died Monday (Dec. 31, 2001) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Sullivan County on July 12, 1978. Miss Lawson was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Charles Otis Darnell Sr.

Surviving are her mother, Mary Katheryn Darnell, Gate City; maternal grandmother, Lottie B. Darnell, Gate City; aunts, Marilyn Kay Crigger and husband Leon, Surgoinsville, and Brenda J. Lawson and husband Johnny, Greeneville; uncles, Charles Otis Darnell Jr. and wife Sheila May, Rodney Darnell and Richard Darnell, all of Gate City; several cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Smith and the Rev. Johnny Smith officiating.

Music will be conducted by the Smith Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corder Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

The family will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Howard O. Lawson

KINGSPORT - Howard O. Lawson, 90, of 1321 Tranbarger Drive, died Sunday (Nov 5, 2006) at his home.

Born in Clinchport, Va., to the late Grant and Martha Lane Lawson, he had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Lawson was employed at Tennessee Eastman Company for 43 years, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Nina Lawson, Bonnie Donihe, Ona Hurd and Gertrude Jennings; and one brother, Hoyt Lawson.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Edith Depew Lawson; two daughters, Joyce Byington and husband, Omer, Carolyn Nash and husband, Dave; one son, Johnny Lawson and wife, Glenda; five grandchildren, Debbie Mayberry, Stephen Byington, Jonathan Nash, Nathan Nash, and Amy Lawson; two great-grandchildren, Sarah and David Mayberry; one brother, James Lawson and wife, Betty; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church with Dr. James Fields officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Omer Byington, Dave Nash, Jonathan Nash, Stephen Byington, Dale Mayberry and Leslie Barr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Haynes, J.B. Bloomer, Buford Whitman, Roy Carroll and James Church.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the Lawson family.

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Hoyt Lawson

KINGSPORT - Hoyt Lawson, 80, 1069 Oak Drive Circle, went to be with the Lord at 2:30 p.m. Monday (March 5, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in the Kingsport area most of his life. Mr. Lawson was employed with Tennessee Eastman Company for 41 1/2 years, retiring in the Polymers Division.

He was a member of Gravely Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Martha Lawson; and two sisters, Nina Belle Lawson and Bonnie Donihue.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Isom Lawson, Kingsport; one daughter, Judy Foster and husband, Parley (Pete), Fall Branch; one son, Jerry R. Lawson, Gray; four grandchildren, Brian Foster, Tammy Jayne-Ponder, Travis Lawson, Michelle Taylor; one great-granddaughter, Erika Jayne; two sisters, Ona Hurd and husband, Charles, Mount Carmel, Gertrude Jennings and husband, Nelson, Kingsport; two brothers, Howard Lawson and wife, Edith, and James Lawson and wife, Betty, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-

Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ralph Crawford and Deacon Harold Derrick officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ival Louise (Culbertson) Lawson

Mrs. Ival Louise Lawson, 80, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, November 17, 2011 at her residence due to illness.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Sullivan County, TN on September 1, 1931, daughter of the late Allie Culbertson Hicks.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Horton Lawson; son, Luther Paul Lawson, daughter, Pasty Kay Lawson; twin great grandkids, Lucas and Lacie Lawson and sisters, Beulah and Linda.

She is survived by her sons, Andy H. Lawson, Jr. and wife, Ida, Dungannon, VA, Johnny E. Lawson and wife, Brenda, Greenville, TN, and Jimmy Earl Lawson and wife, Rebecca, Gate City, VA; daughters, Ava Juanita Lawson, Big Stone Gap, VA, Cathy Lawson Chandler and husband, James, Gate City, VA, Betty Sue Smith and husband, Henry, Gate City, VA, and Helen Lawson Brummitt and husband, Robert, Gate City, VA; 17 grandchildren, several step grandkids, and many great grandkids, special friend of many years, Bill Salling, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brothers, Ronald and wife, Margaret, Richard and wife, Elaine and Marion; sisters, Betty and Brenda, all of Western Tennessee, Sue, Northern Virginia and Jean, Arizona; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times as the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Smith and Brother Gary Hunley officiating. House of Refuge Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday November 21, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Grandsons and granddaughters will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ival Louise Culbertson Lawson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

     James B. Lane

James B. Lane, 82, 124 Asbury St., Kingsport, died Thursday (July 14, 1994) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy ill­ness.

Born in Greene County, Tenn., he had resided in Kingsport tor the past 50 years.  He had retired from Tennessee Eastman Compa­ny after 39 years of service, hav­ing worked in the Filter Products.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patton and Mary Lane; and four brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Trent Lane, Kingsport; two sons, Virgil Lane and Billie G. Lane, both of Kingsport; three grandchildren and four great-grand­children; one sister, Hannah Baxter, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Sturgill officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Carl W. Lawson

KINGSPORT - Carl Lawson, 83, died Tuesday (May 09, 2006 at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Pardee, Va., he served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and came to Kingsport prior to 1950.

He was a member of the Blackwater Lick Primitive Baptist Church and served as pastor for 34 years. He also pastored at Jenkins Chapel, Burks Union, Davis Chapel, Ayers Chapel, and Little Dove.

Mr. Lawson was employed with AFG for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tomie and Samantha Lawson; four sisters, Ann Marshall, Clara Watts, Jewel Mullins, and Grace Lawson; two brothers, Ray and Howard Lawson.

Surviving are  his wife of 59 years, Pauline Lawson; daughter, Betty Ann Baker and husband Hershel, Hilton, Va.; two sons, Carl Lawson, Jr. and wife Linda, Maryville, Tenn., and Danny Lawson and wife Becky, Kingsport; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Coates, Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Thomas Lawson, Jr., Martinsville, Ind.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Burnice Sybert, Elder Bob Brown and Elder Daniel Hurd officiating.

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

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Blackwater Lick Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Anita H. Moore, Route 4, Box 4287, Jonesville, Va. 24263.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James E. Lawson

KINGSPORT — James E. Lawson of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Wednesday (May 7, 2008) after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Kingsport where he spent his entire life, graduated from Sullivan High School in 1948, and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company as a Lab Technician in 1987 after 39 years of service. James loved going to church and attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church where he was faithful until his illness. He was a church Choir Director in Kingsport and Church Hill for over 40 years which was the joy of his life – singing and giving praise and glory to his Lord. He also sang with the Christian Way Quartet for many years.

James was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Grant and Martha Lane Lawson; four sisters, Bonnie Donihe, Ona Hurd, Gertrude Jennings, Nina Belle Lawson; and two brothers, Howard Lawson and Hoyt Lawson.

Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Hurd Lawson of the home; one daughter, Teresa Diane Osborne and husband Robert of Woodbridge, Va.; two sons, Danny Lawson and wife Jan of Kingsport, Rick Lawson and wife Drusilla of Mt. Carmel; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and four sisters-in-law, Edith Lawson and Lillian Lawson of Kingsport, Gladys Hurd of Mt. Carmel, and Nancy Tate of Whitmire, S.C.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Lonnie "Buddy" Wooten Jr., Pastor Robert Fletcher, and Rev. Daris Horne officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Nathan Lawson, Robert Arnold, Kevin Baldwin, Chris Rhodes, Jerry Sherfey, and Buddy Begley.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of James E. Lawson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Ezra Lawson

Fort Blackmore -- James Ezra Lawson, 88, died Sunday [12/11/1983] at Indian Path Hospital.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, and a retired farmer.  He at­tended Fellowship Chapel Baptist Church.

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

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Edith Blevins, Dungannon, Mrs. Helen Quillen and Mrs. Ina Lawson, both of Fort Blackmore and Mrs. Laura Muse, Columbia, S. C.; five sons, Howard Lawson, Ray Lawson, James Lawson, Edward Lawson and Otis Lawson, all of Fort Blackmore; one sister, Mrs. Tempie Lane, Fort Blackmore; 20 grand­children, 15 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, December 14, 1983

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

James Kyle "Jim" Lawson

KINGSPORT - James Kyle "Jim" Lawson, 67, Kingsport, went to be with his Lord, the saints, and his family on Saturday (Jan. 27, 2007) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn.

Born is Scott County , Va. (Mabe), he lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He worked many years for Mason-Dixon Freight Lines, later working at AFG Glass Plant for several years. He loved to worship at the Apostolic Lighthouse and attended Corner Stone Apostolic Church in Morristown, where his son pastored. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle and Dorothy (Kerns) Lawson.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandra Bowman Lawson, of the home; sons, Anthony David Lawson and wife, Carolyn, Adam Drew Lawson; grandson, Micah David Lawson, all of Kingsport; sisters, Margaret Ferguson and husband Ed, Kingsport, Betty Kennamer, Guntersville, Ala., Ruth Taylor and husband, Wayne, Church Hill and Janet Crabtree and husband, Lloyd, Blountville; brothers, Darrell Lawson and wife, Diane, Rossville, Ga., Larry Lawson and Randall Lawson, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bishop G.D. Peters and Pastor Anthony Lawson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with a presentation of the flag by Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain of the American Legion.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Ryland Lawson

GATE CITY, Va. - James Ryland Lawson, 82, was born April 18, 1924 in Scott County, Va. to the late William H. and Margaret (Tipton) Lawson. He entered into rest April 15, 2007.

Ryland was a retired carpenter/contractor who loved to fish, hunt and farm.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1941-1945.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Nell Mathes; and brother, William Thomas (Tom) Lawson.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years Pauline Templeton Lawson, of the home. three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Jedus (Pilkenton) Lawson, Gate City, Va., Greg and Lisa (Stein) Lawson, Tupelo, Miss., Brian and Andrea (Roberts) Lawson, Hiltons, Va.; four grandchildren, Dardy Lawson, Gate City, Va., Gency (Lawson) White, Gate City, Va. and Max and Val Lawson, Tupelo, Miss.; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Lawson, Gate City, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Dana Lawson, Blountville, Tenn., Joe and Charlene Lawson, Gate City, Va. Denver and Helen ( Lawson) Ketron, Blountville, Tenn.; sister- in-law, Dorothy Shirlene Lawson, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, Tenn. and #265 of Gate City, Va. with the Virginia National Guard Honor Guard. The family will be meeting at 12 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Lawson Family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Terry Lawson

Gate City, VA – James Terry Lawson, 63, of Gate City, Virginia, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012, at his residence, after an extended illness. Terry was born September 7, 1948, in Sullivan County, TN, the son of the late James Ryland Lawson and Pauline Templeton Lawson. Terry proudly served his country in the United States Army. After serving in the Vietnam War, he returned home in 1970 to work as a carpenter in the family business, which he enjoyed and took great pride in. He retired in 1996. Terry was a very caring and loving person to his family and all who knew him. He was a dedicated Christian that acquired spiritual peace and a love for the scriptures through his extensive Bible study. Terry also received great joy and peace from being a hunter most of his life and spending much time in the woods. He also loved the long hours he spent in his garage working on old cars. Terry is preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Jedus Pilkenton Lawson (Gate City, VA); son, James Darby Lawson (Gate City, VA); daughter, Gency Lawson White and husband Tim (Gate City, VA); 3 grandchildren, Jessica Lawson, Justin Lawson, and Sylas White (all of Gate City, VA); 2 brothers, Greg Lawson and wife Lisa (Tupelo, MS), Brian Lawson and wife Andrea (Hiltons, VA); sisters-in-law, Connie Good, Toby Johnson and husband Eric (Colonial Heights, TN); nephews, Casey Good, Benjamin Johnson , Cooper Johnson, Max Lawson, Val Lawson; and, his very special companion during his extended illness, his beloved dog, Rocky. The family of Terry Lawson will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA), or any time at the residence. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Aaron Edens, will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Military graveside services, with honors provided by American Legion Post #3 / Post# 265 and the Virginia National Guard, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA). Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home by 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Terry, to James H. Quillen VA Medical Center (Mountain Home, TN). The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice and Terry’s caregivers, Sandy, Patricia, and Linda, for all their loving care during his time of need. Serving the family of James Terry Lawson is Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John David Lawson

July 22, 1952 - December 14, 2013

John David Lawson, age 61 entered into rest December 14, 2013 at his residence. John was born in Kingsport and was a graduate of Gate City High School. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. John was a member of Moccasin Street Church of Christ of Gate City, VA.

He was preceded in death by his father, John M. "Jip" Lawson, Jr.; maternal grandparents, David C. and Myrtle Smith; paternal grandparents, John M. and Ava Jane Lawson, Sr.

Survivors include his fiancé, Becky Relyea; mother, Ruby Smith Lawson of Gate City, VA; sisters, Denise Duncan and husband Delmar of Gate City, Kendra Taylor and husband Bo of Gate City, Vodessa Greene of Gate City; John was known as Papa by Rosa' Nevares of Cleveland, VA, Hannah Kay Herrera of Lebanon, VA; nephews, Corp. Johnathan Greene and wife Emily of Camp Lejeune, NC, Jacob A. Taylor of Gate City; special friends, Willie Hughes, Lafette Robinette and Billy Jackson; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 21st from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, and anytime at his Mom's residence. Private funeral services will be held.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lawson family.

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Milton "Jip" Lawson Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - John M. (Jip) Lawson, Jr., 68, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 1, 1992).

Born in Chattanooga, he attended the Log House Church in Weber City,

He was an employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation, retiring in 1977 with 33 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Milton and Ava Jane Dockery Lawson; one brother, Andy Lawson; one sister, Mae Lawson Wright; and two half-sisters, Martha Dockery and Annie Baldwin.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Smith Lawson, of the home; one son, John D. Lawson, Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. Delmer (Denise) Duncan, Gate City, Mrs. Mark (Kendra) Taylor, Weber City, and Mrs. Allen (Vodessa) Green, Kingsport; one grandson; one brother, J.P. Lawson, Indianapol is, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Marie) Daugherty, Snowflake, Va., Loretta Compton, Kingsport, and Virginia Addington, Gate City.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Warren Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Kilgore, the Rev. Ron Long, the Rev. Bill Lane, and the Rev. George Lane officiating.

Friends and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John W. Lawson

CLINCHPORT - John W. Lawson, 78, of Clinchport, died at Indian Path Hospital Friday morning [4/15/1977] following a brief illness.

A life long resident of Scott County, he was a member of Grit Hill Baptist Church and a retired school bus driver. He was also retired from the State Department of Highways.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Emma Jane Lawson, Clinchport; one daughter, Mrs. R.K. (Opal) Mullins, Gate City; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Edna Grizzle, Kingsport and Mrs. Betty Ann Sarber, Clinchport; one son, Lester Lawson, Clinchport; two step-sons, James Kerns, Gate City, and Johnny Kerns, Clinchport; one sister, Mrs. Roxie Perry, Kingsport; two brothers, Lee Lawson, Kingsport, and D.W. Lawson, Clinchport; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for John W. Lawson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Paul Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Russell, Ray Rusell, Peter Russell, Robert Kerns, R.J. Carter, and Rex Corter. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Saturday night. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times-News / Saturday, April 16, 1977)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Everson Lawson

Gate City, VA - Mr. Johnny Everson Lawson, 63, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Lawson was born in Scott County, VA on March 11, 1949 to the late Andy Horton and Ival Culbertson Lawson.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a foreman with Blalock Construction.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Patsy Lawson and brother, Luther Paul Lawson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda D. Lawson, Greeneville, TN; son, Johnny E. Lawson, Jr., Greeneville, TN; sisters, Ava Juanita Lawson, Gate City, VA and Helen Brummett and husband, Robert, Gate City, VA; brothers, Andy H. Lawson, Jr., and wife, Ida, Dungannon, VA and Jimmy Earl Lawson and wife, Becky, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Roger Herron and Rev. Bruce Brewer. The Moneyhuns will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be held at the Corder Cemetery in Dungannon, VA at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2012 conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Johnny E. Lawson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Julia (Price) Kilgore Lawson

GATE CITY, Va. - Julia Price Kilgore Lawson, 92, of 14016 East Carters Valley Road, went to be with her Lord Saturday (May 3, 2003) at the home of her daughter, Emogaine Bishop.

Born in Sullivan County on Nov. 10, 1910, she professed her faith in Christ at the age of 10 years. Mrs. Lawson was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

She was the mother and grandmother of the Bishop Family Singers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Kilgore; a son, Gary Kilgore; stepson, Gary Lawson; parents, Richard and Sarah Price; one brother, Roller Price; two sisters, Lula McCloud and Mary Webb; daughter-in-law, Wilma Stata Kilgore; and two sons-in-law, Thomas Winegar and Fred Bishop.

Surviving are her husband, Hollie Lawson; three daughters and one son-in-law, Lorraine and O. M. Ketron, Emogaine Bishop and Betty Lou Winegar; one stepson, J.C. Lawson; 14 grandchildren and one step-grandson; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church or anytime at the home of her daughter, Emogaine Bishop at 14016 East Carters Valley Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the church with her grandsons, the Rev. Kelvin Bishop and the Rev. Phillip Ketron, her great-grandson, the Rev. Chris Christian, the Rev. Olen Cassell and the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh.

The Bishop Family Singers and Lorie Darnell will provide music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Wellmont Hospice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Julia Lawson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Julie Lucille (Lane) Lawson

Gate City, VA - Julie Lucille Lawson, 85, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center surrounded by family and friends.

Lucille was born in Scott County, Virginia on January 17, 1927 to the late James and Nora Dockery Lane.

She was a born again Christian and was a proud member of Midway Baptist Church. Lucille loved family and friends, gardening and sitting on the front porch with her beloved Husband, Charles.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles H. Lawson (Feb. 2012) her brothers, Edward Lane, Burian Lane, and Fred Lane and sister, Jane Ingle preceded her in death.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by daughters, Nancy Perry and husband, Scotty, Judith Pierson and husband, Gray; Son, Charles Lawson, Jr., and wife, Diane; grandchildren, Lisa Kincer and husband, Mike, Sherry Lane and husband, Everette, James Pierson and wife, Jan, Jason Perry and wife, Stephanie, Jeremy Lawson, and Shane Lawson; great grandchildren, Amanda Calton and husband, Gabe, Emily Egan and husband, Josh, Connor Pierson, Phebe Lane, Hannah Lane, Amy Perry, and Ryan Perry; great great grandsons, Levi Calton, Ezekiel Charles Calton, and Jaden Egan; Sister, Ethel Frazier; brothers, Billy Lane and James Lane and wife, Gracie; special brother-in-law, Lucian Lawson and wife, Ina, Ft. Blackmore, VA; Special Care Givers, Brenda Salling, Esta Elliott, and Rita Sizemore along with many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis, Jr. and the Rev. Gary Elliott officiating. Midway Melody will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Lawson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Julie Lucille Lane Lawson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lester Kyle Lawson

DUFFIELD, Va. — Lester Kyle Lawson, 94, Duffield, Va., passed away Tuesday ( Nov. 9, 2010 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mr. Lawson was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 13, 1915. He was the son of the late John Lawson and the late Stella Neely. He retired as an operator at Eastman Chemical Company.

He attended Thomas Village Baptist Church . Mr. Lawson was a Mason and a member of the Clinchport Catlett Lodge #267 for the past 64 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Qualls Lawson; and sister, Opal Mullins.

Surviving are his daughter, Brenda Bobrosky and son-in-law, Bill, Batesville, Ark.; son, Charlie Lawson and daughter-in-law, Sherry, Cumberland Gap, Tenn.; nephews, Colin Mullins and wife, Jo Bill, Gray, and Johnny Mullins and wife, Debbie, Chico, Calif.; grandchildren, Kim Bobrosky Hafidi and husband, Reda, Tim Bobrosky, Vic Graves and Shelly, Dewayne Graves and Shannon; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Larry Bishop.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Thomas Village Baptist Church .

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. at the church with Dewayne (Kojak) Graves and the Rev. Bill Kendricks officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends will meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 9:45 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lester Lawson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lorean “Tycie” (Stewart) Lawson

Mrs. Lorean Stewart "Tycie" Lawson, 72, 625 Arch Street , Kingsport , died early Friday morning (Nov. 24, 1989) at her residence after a lingering illness.

    Born in Scott County , Va. , she had been a resident of Kingsport since 1937.  She retired from Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center as an LPN in 1978 after 27 years of service.

    Mrs. Lawson was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church .

    She was preceded in death by parents, John F. and Lelia Calhoun Stewart and a brother, Ray Stewart.

    Surviving are her husband, Duard V. Lawson, of the home; two daughters, Ms. Tom (Shirley) Shepard, Greensboro , N.C. , and Mrs. Joe (Patty) Blevins, Zionsville , Ind. ; four grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy Stewart, Tampa , Fla.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church , Church Circle , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, November 25, 1989)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier
 

     Lovely Mae Frazier Lawson

Lovely Mae Lawson, 77, Route 4, Blountville, died Saturday (May 27, 1989) at the home of her daughter.

Born in Scott County, she was a housewife and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Lawson; and her parents, Mahone and Rebecca Ashworth Frazier.

Surviving are one daugher, Mrs Gerlean Lawson White, Nickelsville, Va.; one son, J. M. Lawson, Nickelsville, Va.; five grandchildren; five great-grand­children; two sisters, Stella McCracken, Blountville, and Laura Lane, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gate City Fune­ral Home or anytime at the home of her daughter.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G. W. Wright and the Rev. Howard Ashworth officiating.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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

Mack C. Lawson

Rev. Mack C. Lawson, 68, 227 Island View Drive, Route 6, Church Hill, died Friday (April 7, 1989) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Hawkins County, he was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.

He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1974, after 28 years service, having worked in stores and receiving prior to re­tiring.

He was founder, former pastor, and member of Mount Carmel Fellowship Chapel and had pastored other churches in the area.

He was preceded in death by a son, Grant Lawson in 1984.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Lamb Lawson; one daugh­ter, L. B. (Nadine) Fugate, Church Hill; four sons, Ronald G. Lawson, Kingsport, Sturm L. Lawson, Clifford C. Lawson, and Steve L. Lawson, all of Church Hill; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Alpha Lawson, Rogersville, and Carnell Robinson, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Carter's Chapel Funeral home and anytime at the residence 227 Island View Drive, off Silver Lake Road.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Edgar Nelms, the Rev. Lyle Housewright, and the Rev Johnny Gibson officiating.

Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Maggie (Wells) Maggard Frazier Lawson

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Maggie "Mamaw" Maggard Frazier Lawson, 99, went to be with her Lord on Thursday (Nov. 3, 2005) at her home.

She was born in Wise County, Va., raised in Rye Cove and moved to Big Stone Gap in 1953, coming from Cumberland, Ky. She attended Ayers Chapel Church in Big Stone Gap and was a member of Blair Chapel Church in Cumberland, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Maggard, Sr.; her second husband, Mack Frazier; her third husband, Tom Lawson; one son, James Clifton Maggard; two grandsons, Freddie Luntsford and Chuckie Collette; three brothers, Willie, Carson, and Garland Wells; two sisters, Mattie Bishop and Florence Carter; half-sister, Janie Balthis; and son-in-law, Charles Collette.

Surviving are five children, Charlie Maggard, Jr. and wife, Majil of Big Stone Gap, Lorraine Collette of Church Hill, Laura Sturgill and husband, Jack of Lexington, Ky., Betty Melton and husband, Joe of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Robert "Buddy" D. Maggard and wife, Rose of Oakdale, La.; one daughter-in-law, Flossie Maggard of Brunswick, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Burley Wells of Rye Cove, Va.; one sister, Birtie Thompson of Columbia, S.C.; and numerous step children, stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Rod Raleigh, Elder Paul Strong, Deacon Bill Maggard and Pastor Pat Rasnake officiating.

The family will also receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Blair Chapel Church in Cumberland, Ky and committal services will follow in the Maggard Family Cemetery, Cumberland, Ky.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Monday to go in procession to Kentucky.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Ann Lawson

KINGSPORT - Margaret "Ann" Lawson, 51, entered into rest Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2003).

She was born in Franklin County, Ala., to the late Allen Lawson and Alice Werner.

Including her parents, she was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Jerry Dockery; and stepfather, Don Werner.

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Bristol, Tenn.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Dockery, Bristol, Tenn., Melissa Dockery and fiancé, Jack Thorpe, Kingsport; sons, Tim Dockery and wife, Charlotte, Michael Dockery and wife, Kim; Nana's special angels, Chelsea Dockery, Bristol, Tenn., Allen Dockery, Fall Branch, Jared Garrett, Kingsport, and Jacklyn Vanderpool, Bristol, Tenn.; sisters, Mary Alice Willis, Elk City, Okla., Marie Morrison, Barton, Ala., Wanda Reyes, Sheffield, Ala., Lisa Bennett, Tuscumbia, Ala.; brother, Charles Lawson, Barton, Ala.; special aunt, Betty Carpenter, Russellville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; many friends and loved ones.

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

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

Music will be provided by Todd and Sherry Austin.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Juanita (Parks) Lawson

SWANTON, Ohio — Mary J. Lawson, 81, of Swanton, formerly of Toledo and Nickelsville, Va. died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2008) at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1926 near Nickelsville, Va. to Sam and Anna Lou (Sullivan) Parks. Mary worked for Libbey Glass for 23 years retiring in 1975. From 1975 to 1989, she owned and operated Club 24 on Telegraph Road with her husband, J.M. Lawson.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by her husband, J.M. of Swanton; daughter, Kathy (Terry) Broka of Swanton; two grandsons, Justin (Tiffany) Broka of Whitehouse and Bryon Broka (Julie) of Athens, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Jade and Jasmine Broka; brother, Herbert H. Parks and sisters, Olean Moore and June Johnson, all of Kingsport; and many nephews and nieces.

Friends and family may call Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. with funeral services at 7 p.m. at the Peinert Funeral Home, 6603 Providence St., Whitehouse, Ohio. www.peinertfuneralhome.com.

Obituary courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Margaret (Tipton) Lawson

GATE CITY, Va. -- Mrs. Mary Margaret Lawson, 81, Route 1, Gate City, died at 7:20  a.m. Thursday [2/16/1984] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she attended Lawson Memorial Church. Surviving are her husband William H. Lawson, Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. Bert (Nell) Fletcher and Mrs. Denver (Helen) Ketron, both  of Kingsport; four sons, Elmer Lawson, Kingsport, Ryland, Tom and Joe Lawson, all of Gate City; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two sis­ters, Mrs. Edith Walters, Ohio and Mrs. Nancy Bass, Kingsport; and a brother, Bob Tipton, Murfreesboro.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the resi­dence of Joe Lawson.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Fa­lin Memorial Chapel of the fune­ral home with the Rev. Herman Quillen and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, February 16, 1984

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

Mary Martha (___) Lawson

Mary Martha Lawson, 92, 717 Ross St., Kingsport, died Tuesday (Jan. 12, 1988) in Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center emer­gency room after a brief illness.

She made her home with a granddaughter, Annette Cloyd for the last three months.  She was of the Holiness faith.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bill J. Fletcher, Oct. 11, 1987.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Leathia Bowman Dodson, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the home of Mrs. Lethia Dodson, 449 Virgil Ave., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Cody Jr. and the Rev. Morris Bagwell officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Martha C. “Mattie” (Roach) Lawson

ROGERSVILLE -- Mattie Lawson, 91, Route 3, Sneedville, died late Wednesday afternoon [11/14/1984] at the home of her daughter, Beulah Burton.

She was a member of Cobbs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Beulah) Burton, Sneedville and Mrs. Lester (Peb­ble) Cope, Rogersville; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grand­children; three sisters, Polly Greer, Louisia Jones and Julie Galloway, all of Virginia.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Colboch-Price Fu­neral Home in Rogersville.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cobb's Cha­pel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Bowlin officiat­ing.

Burial will be in the family cemetery.

(Mattie was born in Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, November 16, 1984

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

Maxie Grace (Sanders) Lawson

COEBURN, Va. - Maxie Grace Sanders Lawson, 92, passed away Tuesday (March 7, 2006) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was born March 8, 1913 , to the late Lee and Tempie Sanders and was a native of Scott County , Va. She lived most of her life in Banner, Va. , and attended the Rural Missionary Baptist Church .

Maxie was a devoted wife and homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit "Duck" Lawson; seven sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include one daughter, Faye and husband, Charlie Couch of Coeburn; grandson, Kevin and wife, Belinda Couch; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Couch; and a "special daughter," Kathy Sanders Hale, all of Coeburn; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. today at Estes Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Curt Bond and Rev. Joe Buchanan officiating.

Burial and committal services will be at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens in Coeburn , Va. , on Friday at 11 a.m.

Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Mona L. (McPherson) Lawson

BLACKWATER, Va. - Mona L. McPherson Lawson, 91, went to sleep in the arms of the Lord on Sunday morning (Sept. 12, 2004) at Lee Regional Medical Center with her loved ones by her side.

She was born in Lee County on Dec. 24, 1912, the daughter of the late A. W. and Melvina McPherson. She had lived in Blackwater, Va., her entire life.

She attended school in Lee County and Radford Teacher's College. She taught school in the Lee County School System for over 33 years at Blackwater, Wallen's Creek and the Jonesville area.

She professed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and joined the Blackwater Lick Primitive Baptist Church. She was a faithful member as long as she was able, she often walked many times.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Lawson; three brothers, Claude, Doyle and Roy McPherson; one half brother and one half sister.

Surviving are her nieces, JoAnne, Bertha Mae and Nell; and nephews, Ronald, Claude Jr., Johnny and Lee; also, a host of friends and neighbors; and two special friends who were like her very own family.

She touched and helped a lot of children along the way, was a wonderful teacher and friend. She was loved by all who knew her. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Harmon Willis and Elder David Smith officiating.

Committal graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Blackwater Lick Primitive Baptist Church, Route 4, Box 4287, Jonesville, Va. 24263.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Kathleen (Gillenwater) Lawson

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Myrtle Kathleen Gillenwater Lawson 82, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at her residence.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Scott County, VA on November 13, 1929, the daughter of the late John Milton and Mima Stallard Gillenwater.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Bill R. Lawson, sister, Nina Catron, and mother and father in law, Ezra and Ollie Lawson preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Lane and husband, Butch, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Shelby Kern and husband, Johnny, Church Hill, TN; sons, Billy Ray Lawson, Jr. and best friend, Gaye Stapleton, Ft. Blackmore, VA and David Lawson and wife, Brenda, Dungannon, VA; grandchildren, Shawn Lane, Chad Lane, Keith Kern, Anthony Kern, and Autumn Lawson; great grandchildren, Bridgett Kern, Chloe Lane, Connor Lane, Clay Lane, Grayson Lane, and Garrett Lane; sisters, Olene Starnes, IN, Dorothy Kimbler and husband, William, Ft. Blackmore, VA, and Alice Carter and husband, Wayne, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brothers, Paul Gillenwater and wife, Charlotte, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Fred Gillenwater and wife, Nancy, Clinchport, VA, C. E. Gillenwater and wife, Wanda, Knoxville, TN, Russell Gillenwater and wife, Hazel, Maynardville, TN, and Dale Gillenwater and wife, Ann, Kingsport, TN; brothers-in-law, Lucian Lawson and wife, Ina, James Lawson and wife, Sue, and Otis Lawson and wife, Mima; sister-in-law, Laura Muse; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Coy Butler and Brother Wayne Stallard officiating. Durham's Chapel Quartet and Dontha Walton will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Lawson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. William Kimbler, Jr., Chris Kimbler, Matthew Kimbler, Scott Gillenwater, Keith Kern, and Anthony Kern will serve as pallbearers. Michael Carter, Larry Catron, Rickey Starnes, Doug Gillenwater, and Elbert Gillenwater will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to convey a thank you to special friends and neighbors, Jackie and Shirley Begley, and to Caris Healthcare of Bristol, VA for their love and care of Mrs. Lawson.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Myrtle Kathleen Gillenwater Lawson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie (Johnson) Wilson Lawson

Nannie Wilson Lawson, 79, died Thursday ( May 21, 1992 ) at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital .

She was born in Fort Black­more , Va. and had resided in Kingsport since her teens.

She was an employee of J. P. Stevens until her retirement. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a member of the T.E.L. Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Lawson; two sisters, Elsie Ferrell and Albie Hill; her parents, Elisha and Esther Mann Johnson.

Surviving are three nieces, Marie Johnson and Jenny Barton, both of Kingsport and Therma Patton, McClure , Va. ; one neph­ew, Jack Ferrell, Knoxville ; one great-niece; one great-nephew.

Calling hours are from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church and anytime at the home of her niece, Marie Johnson, 1291 Bridwell Street , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park , Kingsport .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Paul Edward Lawson Sr.

Duffield, VA - November 13, 2011. Mr. Paul Edward Lawson, Sr., 70, Duffield, VA passed away at his residence after a short illness.

Mr. Lawson was born in Wise County, VA on January 26, 1941, son of the late William Dedrick and Finnie McNutt Lawson.

His sisters, Helen Trimpin and Loretta Bowman, and brother, Junior Lawson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Hilda Woods Lawson, Duffield, VA, daughters, Linda Lawson and fiancé, Dale Turnmire, Granite Falls, NC, Paula Perry and husband, Roger, Lenoir, NC, Nancy Lawson and fiancé, Rick Milam, Lenoir, NC, Paulette Long and husband, George, Lenoir, NC, Heather Ward and husband, Ricky, Lenoir, NC, and Hope Pipes, Lenoir, NC; sons, Paul Lawson, Jr. and fiancée, Jerrie Masters, Duffield, VA, Allen Lawson and wife, Marie, Hudson, NC, and Daniel Hicks, Granite Falls, NC; 27 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Patterson, FL and Florence Pannell and husband, June, Appalachia, VA; brothers, Ralph Lawson, Gas City, IN, Danny Lawson, Appalachia, VA; two special nephews, David Trimpin, Appalachia, VA and Eugene White, Church Hill, TN; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Lonnie Townsend officiating. The eulogy will be given by Art Mullins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the American Legion Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, VA. Jonathan Gragg Doc Hensley, William Lawson, Dedrick Long, Paul Curtis Sisk, and Eugene White will serve as pallbearers. Michael Lawson, Clyde Newsome, John Newton, and Junior Watson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Paul Edward Lawson, Sr.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Perry Clarence Lawson

Mabel Cordelia (Housewright) Lawson

GATE CITY, Va. -- Perry Clarence Lawson, 76, Route 3, Gate City, Va., died Saturday [7/14/1984] at 9:05 p.m. at Holston Valley Hos­pital & Medical Center of injuries sustained in an automobile acci­dent Wednesday in Church Hill.

Mrs. Mabel Cordillia Lawson, 66, Route 3, Gate City, died Wednesday [7/11/1984] at 3:30 p.m. from injuries sustained in an auto­mobile accident in Church Hill.

Both were lifelong residents of Hawkins County and members of Valley Center Methodist Church.  Mr. Lawson was a retired farmer.

They are survived by four daughters, Miss Helen Lawson, Church Hill, Mrs. Gladys Brice, Rogersville, Mrs. Virgie Lampkins, Lebanon, Va. and Mrs. Ruby Lampkins, Gate City, Va.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lawson is survived by two sisters, Mary Christian, Gate City, Va. and Josephine Allen, Georgia; three brothers, George Lawson, Gate City, Harvey Lawson and Emory Lawson, both of Church Hill.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edna Tuggle and Mrs. Gladys Brice, both of Rogersville; and five brothers, Witt Housewright, Kingsport, Carl Housewright, Mt. Carmel, Hubert Housewright, Tom House­wright and Clay Housewright, all of Surgoinsville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home.

Joint funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J. W. Gott officiating.

Burial will be in the Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, July 14, 1984

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

Rachel Virginia Lawson

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

DUFFIELD, Va. - Rachel Virginia Lawson , 81, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2003) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Patton and Inze Bowen Adams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emitt Lawson ; and one son, James Lawson .

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Francis Seymour of Baltimore, Md.; sons, Guy Adams and Billy Lawson both of Duffield, Va., and James Lawson of Kingsport; sisters, Opal Richards of Kingsport, Beatrice Bradley of Knoxville, Willie Hite of Church Hill and Betty Hall of Ohio; brothers, Elmer Adams and Ernest Adams, both of Duffield, Va.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with James M. Baker officiating and the committal service will follow at the Bowen Cemetery.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Lawson

Roy Lawson, 81, died at his home Sunday morning [5/25/1986] after a lengthy illness.

He was a resident of Kingsport for the past 50 years, a re­tired barber, and a member of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are his wife, Lillie Lunsford Lawson, Kingsport; one son, J. Fred Lawson, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; six great­-grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Kathlene Rhodes, Wilmington, Del., Clara King and Eula Lawson, both of Kingsport; and one brother, Bill Lawson, Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by a son, Herman Lawson.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Smith Kestner and the Rev. Edgar Fields officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Me­morial Park.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, May 27, 1986

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

Ruby Mae (Benton) Lawson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Ruby Benton Lawson, 87, entered into rest Wednesday (June 23, 2004) at her residence.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 20, 1917, a daughter of the late Boda Delaney and Sally Taylor Benton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, DeWitt Lawson.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Marge and Jack Miller, Madisonville, Tenn., and Mayma Jean and Fred Vicars, Gray; foster daughter, Doris Lawson, Athens, Tenn.; foster sons, Eugene Lawson, Knoxville and Boda Lawson, Kingsport; six grandchildren, Dona Lewandowski, Gordon Miller, Joy Miller, Jane Portwood, Ruth Davenport and John Vicars; sister, Hazel Lawson, Wabash, Ind.; special niece, Sheryl Teague and other special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the 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. Carl Gibson, Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Marlon Sloan officiating.

Burial will follow the service at the Benton Cemetery in England Valley of Scott County, Va.

Honor Guard provided by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department.

Alan Benton, Larry Horton, Jacob Horton, Gene Lawson, Randy Lawson, Cecil Lawson and Phillip Horton will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to New Melody Church, c/o Amalie Sloan, Rt. 3, Box 149, Clinchport, Va. 24244 or Wellmont Hospice, Cloverleaf Square Building G, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rufus Rhea Lawson

Rufus Rhea Lawson, 80, 1419 Leeland Drive, Kingsport, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20, 1990) at Indian Path Medical Center af­ter an extended illness.

A native of Clinchport, Va., he moved to Tennessee 43 years ago.

He was retired from Roberts & Johnson Lumber Co.

He attended the Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Arminia Bloomer Lawson; three sisters, Pearl Hurd, Beulah Head and Amanda Benton; two brothers, Willard and Charles O. Lawson; and one granddaughter, Shelia Elaine Sama.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hassie Roller Lawson, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Joyce) Sama, Macon, Ga., and Mrs. Junior (Wilma) Henry, Kingsport; three sons, Harold K. Lawson, Gate City, Va., Cecil R. Lawson, Kingsport, and James Lowell Lawson, Macon, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grand­children; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Head, Kingsport, and Mrs. Lydia Lee McMiller, Dayton, Ohio; one brother, George Lawson, Dayton, Ohio.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carter's Cha­pel Funeral Home and also at the residence, 1419 Leeland Drive, Kingsport, at anytime.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lester Smith and the Rev. Rufus Hood officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee Inc., 1409 Magno­lia Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Sarah Ann (Bond) Lawson

COEBURN, Va. -- Sarah Ann Bond Lawson, 95, Coeburn, Va., died early Tuesday (July 4, 1989) at Norton Community Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter William Lawson.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edna Salyers, Coeburn; two sons, Darrell (Short) Lawson, Wise, Va., and Ernie (Hoot) Lawson, Coeburn; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn.

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

Burial will be in the Lawson family cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Tommie Lloyd Lawson

BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- Tommie Lloyd Lawson, 83, died Thursday evening [8/28/1986] at his resi­dence.

He was a member of the Ayers Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

He was the son of the late, Andy J. and Annie Robinette Lawson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Samantha Smith Lawson in 1975 and four chil­dren, Henry Howard Lawson, Ray Lawson, Grace Lawson and Jewel Marie Lawson Mullins.

Surviving are his wife, Maggie Frazier Lawson; three daughters Geneveive Anne Marshall, Clearwater, Fla., Clara Lucille Watts, Pauline, S. C., and Jean Coates, Berryville, Va.; three step-daugh­ters, Lorraine Collette, Church Hill, Laura Sturgill, Lexington, Ky., and Betty Melton, St. Peters­burg, Fla.; two sons, Elder Carl Lawson, Gate City, Va., and Thomas L. Lawson, Omaha, Neb.; three step-sons, Charlie Maggard, Big Stone Gap, Va., Clifford Maggard, Brunswick, Ohio, and R. D. Maggard, Oakdale, La.; 15 grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 20 great­-grandchildren and 15 step-great­-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Effie Peters, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Henry Sybert and the Rev. Odus Caudill officiating.

Burial will be in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton, Va.

(The second wife was Maggie (Wells) Maggard Frazier Lawson who was reared in Rye Cove. She d. 11/3/2005. His first wife was Samantha Smith, dau of Isom and Cynthia Smith, whom he married 9/16/1920 in Wise Co.)

Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, August 30,1986

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

     Venus Nancy (Bishop) Lane

Venus Bishop Lane, 94, 140 Prospect Drive, Kingsport, died Sunday (April 24, 1994) in Palmetto General Hospital, Miami Lakes, Fla. after a short illness.

She was a native of Duffield Va., and was a resident of Kingsport for 69 years.  She was a charter member of Mafair United Methodist Church and very active in Womens Society of Christian Services and held other offices and positions in the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Loudema and Elijah Martin Bishop; her husband, James Clark Lane; and a daugh­ter, Vivian Harrison.

Surviving are two daughters, Benny Murray, Apopka, Fla. and Marcetta McCurry, Miami Lakes, Fla.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Beatrice Widener, Gray; one brother, Noble Bishop, Duf­field, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mafair Unit­ed Methodist Church with the Rev. Stan McCready officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mafair United Meth­odist Church, 1409 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Services for Venus Bishop Lane, 94, 1401 Prospect Drive, Kingsport, who died Sunday (April 24, 1994) will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mafair United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stan McCready officiating.

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

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mafair United Meth­odist Church, 1409 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Vernia E. (Lawson) Head

Vernia Lawson Head, 86, 1629 D Street, Kingsport, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 3, 1991) at Wexford House after an lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport since 1944.  Mrs. Head was an LPN re­tiring from Holston Valley Hospi­tal and Medical Center in 1972 after 20 years of service.  She was a member of Pleasant View Bap­tist Church.

She was the widow of Raleigh B. Head.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Merle Head Davis, in 1990; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John W. (Margaret) Baxter, Fall Branch, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Crawford, Kingsport; one son, Raleigh E. Head Jr.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchil­dren; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Lydia) McMiller, Vandalia, Ohio; and one brother, George VanBuren Lawson, Kettering, Ohio.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stanley Simms and the Rev. J. W. Depew officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Wexford House or Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Kingsport Times-News

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

William Hascew Lawson

GATE CITY, Va. -- William H. (Bill) Lawson, 87, Route 1, Gate City, died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday [3/20/1984] at the V. A. Medical Cen­ter, Mountain Home.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired farmer and a member of Lawson Memo­rial Church.

Mr. Lawson was a veteran of World War I serving with the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Hammond Post #3.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bert (Nell) Fletcher, Mrs. Denver (Helen) Ketron, both of Kingsport; four sons, Elmer Lawson, Kingsport, Ryland, Tom and Joe Lawson, all of Gate City; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grand­children; and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Johnson, Gate City.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Margaret Lawson, Feb. 16, 1984.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery with American Legion Hammond Post #3 in charge of military graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, March 22, 1984

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

Zelda Maurice (McClure) Lawson

Zelda Maurice Lawson , 49, Kingsport, died Sunday ( July 19, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

A native and lifelong resident of Kingsport , she had worked for Holston Valley Medical Center in the Lab as a Phlebotomist for 10 years before her sickness. She was a member of the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church. She was the daughter of the late Rosco and Bobbie Goble McClure.

Surviving are her husband, Lucian Lawson Jr., Kingsport ; a son and daughter-in-law, George and April Warner Lawson, Kingsport ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Jeff Morelock officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church, 2049 Greenway, Kingsport , TN 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane


Betty Bernice Lane Lay

KINGSPORT - Betty Lane Lay, 74, 432 Rogers Avenue, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Sept. 27, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Lay was a beloved wife, mother and mamaw. She was a member of Vernon Heights Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maldon Lane Sr. and Mattie Lane; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her husband, Jim Lay; two daughters, Robin Sindon and Penny Quillen and husband, Carl, all of Kingsport; one son, Jimmy Lay and wife, Debra, Memphis; 10 grandchildren, Ashley and Holly Sindon, Tara Morgan, Tiffany Tilley, Amber and Ashley Quillen, Nicholas Quillen, Marissa Quillen, Nikki and Jason Lay; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Morgan and Taylor Quillen; three sisters, Grace Morelock, Marie Arnold and Evelyn New, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Joe Lane and Ed Lane, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown or anytime at the home of a daughter, 740 Stuffle St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

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

Memorials may be given to Vernon Heights Baptist Church, 2547 Russell St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or to Bloomingdale Baptist Church, 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emery Ernest "Ernie" Lay

SHELL BEACH, Calif. - E.E. (Ernie) Lay, 82, departed this earth Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 21, 1921, he moved to California at an early age. He was led to the Lord by a hospice chaplain a short time before his death.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

He was a Navy veteran of World War Ii and worked in the oil industry overeas until he retired.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake David Sr. and Lily Kate (Hilton) Lay; and a sister-in-law, Betty (Lane) Lay.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, JoAnn (Rabineau) Lay; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jon Kopitzki, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; two grandsons, Christopher Emery and Collin Edward Kopitzki, of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vinada and Mack Brickey, Gate City, Va., and Joan and Eugene Snapp of Kingsport; five brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Bill) Lay and wife Madge, Newnan, Ga., James (wife deceased), Kingsport, J.D. Jr. (Buck) and wife Helen, Roy and wife Peggy, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and John and wife Maureen, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lillie Kate (Hilton) Lay

WEBER CITY, Va. - Lillie Kate Lay, 89, 1l7A Lay Street, died Thursday (Sept. 28, 1989) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake D. Lay; her parents, William H. and Amanda Fuller Hilton.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W.M. (Vinada) Brickey, Weber City, Mrs. Eugene (Joan) Snapp, Kingsport; six sons, William "Bill" Lay, Newnan, Ga., Ernest Lay, Shell Beach, Calif., James C. "Jim" Lay and J.D. "Buck" Lay Jr., both of Kingsport, Roy Lay, Gulf Breeze, Fla., John Lay, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

Services will be at conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Weber City with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Weber City, P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William C. "Bill" Lay Sr.

NEWNAN, GA. - William C. Lay Sr., 84, died Friday (Feb. 6, 2004) at Decedent's Residence in Newnan, Ga.

He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife Madge Lay of Newnan; two daughters, Shelba Lay Stark and Lisa Lay Dunn, both of Sharpsburg, Ga.; two sons, William C. Lay Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga., and David C. Lay of Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Vinada Brickey of Gate City, Va., and Joan Snapp of Kingsport.; four brothers, J.D. Lay and James Lay, both of Kingsport, Roy Lay of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and John Lay of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday (Feb. 9, 2004) at Macedonia Baptist Church. Rev. John Riley, Rev. Harold Taylor, Rev. Searcy Jackson and Rev. William Priester officiated.

Contributions can be made to Macedonia Baptist Church building fund or West Georgia Hospice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edward Dewey Layne Sr.

JOHNSON CITY — Ed Layne Sr., 90, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Monday ( May 2, 2011 ), at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

A native of Kingsport , he was a son of the late Richard and Fannie B. Minton Layne. Mr. Layne was a World War II Veteran, serving in the Air Force. He graduated from King College and was owner of B&R and the Kent Company Contractors. Mr. Layne was a former member of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce and past member of both the Johnson City Jaycees and the Elk Club.

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

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Myrtle Layne, of the home; three sons and daughters–in-law, Ed Layne Jr., and wife, Judy, Trinity, N.C., Richard Layne and wife, Deborah, Trinity, Fla., and Kim Layne and wife, Gail, Jonesborough, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Ashley Capps, Jonathan Layne, Paula Layne, Kristi Layne, Justin Layne, and Robert Layne; two great-grandchildren, Jack Capps and Elijah Layne.

A memorial service for Mr. Layne will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday from the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Doud officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.

An inurnment service will be held at a later date at Glennwood Cemetery , Bristol , Tenn. The family requests that no flowers be sent to the funeral home, please make donations to a favorite charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff of the 5200 wing of the Johnson City Medical Center , and the Appalachian Christian Village nurses, and the Doctors of E.T.S.U Internal Medicine.

Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave. , is serving the Layne Family. (423) 928-6111

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Elder William Preston Layne

Elder William P. Layne, 98, 123 East Carter’s Valley Road, died Sunday (Sept. 1, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided most of his life in Kingsport. He had resigned from the Tennessee Eastman Company where he had been machinist for 28 years, to go into the Ministry. He pastored Victory Hill Holliness Church for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Gillenwater Layne; and a son, Ernest Layne.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arland (Dovia) Mann, Kingsport, Mrs. James L. (Bernice) McKenzie, Church Hill, and Mrs. Don (Ruth) Starnes, Kingsport; one son, Fred Layne, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; two half-sisters. Grace L. Dingus, and Mrs. Art (Beulah) Ball, Kingsport; one step-sister, Relia Storm, Sheldon, Ill.; and one brother, Andy Layne, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Opie Harris officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

James Franklin "J.F." Lazenby

James Franklin (J.F.) Lazenby, 88, 1632 E Street, died Friday morning (Jan. 31, 1992) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He retired from Mason-Dixon in 1965 as a carpenter.

He was a long-time member of Glenwood Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher, deacon and trustee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Layne Lazenby in 1977 i two sisters, four brothers and his parents.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Mary) Barker and Phyllis Cannon, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Armstrong, New Market, Tenn., and Mrs. Charles (Oleta) Howard, Huntsville, Ala.i one son, James White, Valieio, Calif.i 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Buchanan and Dr. John Compton officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Adult Mens Sunday School Class.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church, 2601 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mazella (Page) Lazenby

LOCKPORT, Ill. - Mazella Lazenby (nee Page), 69, of Lockport, passed away Tuesday (April 10, 2007) at the Joliet Area Community Hospice House in Joliet.

Mazella was born Nov. 20, 1937 in Clinchport, Va. She enjoyed shopping at garage sales, spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and she had a great love for her God.

Mazella was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and "Carrie" Page (nee Pierson).

Mazella is survived by her loving family, her husband, Johnnie F. Lazenby; two children, Sandra (Pete) Nickel and Johnny "Mike" (Lynn) Lazenby; five siblings, Minnie Bell (Bob) Doran, Clifford (Betty) Page, Jane (Kyle) Davis, Lucille (Roy) Cleveland, Linda (Kenny) Lane; seven grandchildren, Crystal (fiancee, Roger Gundelein) Nickel, April (Mike Hahnlein) Nickel, Peter Nickel Jr., Kim Nickel, Cathy Nickel, Amanda Lazenby and Chad Young; two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Hailey.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport.

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

Interment will be at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Lemont.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Joliet Area Community Hospice House, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Ill. 60431 would be appreciated. Call for information at 815-838-1533.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sally Elizabeth (Layne) Lazenby

Sally Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lazenby, 74, of 1632 E Street, died at her home at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday [1/12/1977] following a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, she had lived in Kingsport most of her life and was a bookkeeper at the Circle Service Station for several years.  She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  her husband, Frank Lazenby; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Armstrong, New Market, Tenn., Mrs. Charles (Oleta) Howard, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Lewis (Mary) Barker and Mrs. Ivan (Phyllis) Cannon, both of Kingsport; one son, James R. White, Vallejo, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Goldia Gilliam, Mrs. Julia Greene, Mrs. Nannie Sanders and Mrs. Georgia Hilton, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Billy Layne, Hickory, N.C., and Dewey Layne, Johnson City; and 12 grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport News, Thursday, January 13, 1977

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Bessie K. (Sandidge) Lee

CHURCH HILL- Bessie Lee, 91, passed away on Sunday (August 21, 2011) at Church Hill Health Care Center.

Bessie was a member of Lebanon Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her many friends and relatives. She was involved in several church and community activities over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Minnie Sandidge, husband, Robert Lee, brothers; Henry, Paul, and Hubert Sandidge, sisters; Sula Callahan, Naomi Roache, Pearl Ford, Mary Lou Chapman, Georgia Sandidge, Mable McConnel, and Ruth Davidson.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Alan Jervey officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Cooper cemetery, Carters Valley Rd, Church Hill. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 A.M.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Church Hill Health Care for their loving care and friendship during her stay.

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

Johnson Funeral Home obituaries at www.johnsonfuneralhome.org

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jo (Sampson) Ledbetter

ROCKWOOD, Tenn. — Mrs. Betty Jo Ledbetter, a resident of Pig Path Road, Rockwood, Tenn., died Sunday (May 3, 2009) at the home of her daughter.

She was born Oct. 10, 1935 in Scott County, Va. Mrs. Ledbetter retired after serving as custodian for 22 years at Pineview Elementary School, where she enjoyed spending time with the children. She was a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Rockwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Sampson and Lola Lundsford Bullen, both of Scott County, Va.; her husband, Rev. Junior Ledbetter; son, Danny Ledbetter; daughter, Debbie Webb; brother, Charles Sampson; grandson, Michael Thomas Webb.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Johnny Turpin of Harriman, Tenn.; sons, Dennis Ledbetter and Donnie Ledbetter, both of Rockwood, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Lane and Ann Dupree, both of Kingston, Tenn., Beverly Lakes of Blanchester, Ohio and Margaret and George Willis of Gate City, Va.; Brother, Wayne Sampson of Willmar, Minn.; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glen and Margaret Ledbetter of Ten Mile Tenn.; special friend, Jowana Stinnett of Oliver Springs, Tenn.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Evans Mortuary.

Service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Evans Mortuary with Rev. Glenn Ledbetter, Rev. Ronnie Turpin and Rev. Danny Ray Ledbetter officiating.

Interment will be at Mount Pisgah Cemetery Cumberland County, Tenn.

Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Betty Jo Ledbetter.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evie (Barker) Barker Lee

KINGSPORT - Evie Barker Lee, 83, of Fairview Avenue, went to be with the Lord late Saturday evening (March 15, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. Lee was born in Sullivan County and had lived in Kingsport all of her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church.

She was employed as a patient care technician by Holston Valley Medical Center for over eight years. Mrs. Lee was a past president of Westview PTA.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Addington Barker; her second husband, Roy E. Lee; her parents, J.W. and Molly Ketron Barker; two sisters and one brother.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Iris Brown and husband Bob of Florida, Mrs. Phyllis Jones and husband Truman of Kingsport, and Mrs. Eileen Byrd and husband Rev. Joe W. of Kingsport; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Vanessa Nine of Clinton, Tenn., and Mrs. Alma Pitts of Kingsport; four sons, Mr. Floyd Barker and wife Kay, Mr. Wayne Barker and wife Christine, Mr. John Barker and wife Dot, all of Kingsport, and Mr. Gary Barker and wife Cathy of Piney Flats; stepson, Mr. Phillip Lee of Gloucester, Va.; twin sister, Mrs. Evea Quillen of Kingsport; two brothers, Mr. Earl Barker and Mr Paul Barker, both of Kingsport; as well as 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Chapel, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the residence on Fairview Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd and the Rev. Chris Christianson officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those attending may meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pinnia Burdell (Flanary) Lee

Mrs. Burdell Flanary Lee, 49, 117 Virgil Ave., died at the residence of a sister, Miss Mamie Flanary, Rt. 1, Gate City, at 3:10 p.m. Friday [10/28/1977] following a brief illness.

She was a native of Scott County, was a member of the Ida Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Roy E. Lee; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Pitts, and Miss Vanessa Lee, both of Kingsport; one son, Phil Lee, Kingsport; four brothers, Troy Flanary, Roy Cecil Flanary, and Billy Flanary, all of Gate City, and D. F. (Jay) Flanary, Kingsport; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Griffon, Mrs. Nell Houseright, Miss Mamie Flanary, Mrs. Virginia Lee and Mrs. Pat Davis, all of Gate City; and three grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Burdell Flanary Lee will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Todd, the Rev. Gene Todd and the Rev. Josh Sanders officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hensley Cemetery near Speers Ferry, Va.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may also call at the residence at 117 Virgil Avenue, Kingsport, and also at the residence of a sister, Miss Mamie Flanary, Rt. 1, Gate City.  Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, October 29, 1977

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Linda (Osborne) Henry Leeper

(July 29, 1946 - August 26, 2013)

Ms. Linda Osborne Leeper, age 67 of Franklin, passed away Monday morning, August 26th, 2013 at NHC-Cool Springs Place in Franklin, following a long illness. She was born on July 29th, 1946 to Victor and Elsie Osborne, in Gate City, VA.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Victor Osborne and her brother, David Osborne. She is survived by her daughter Christine (Jim) Kennedy of Lexington, KY; her daughter, Amanda “Mandy” Leeper of Franklin, TN; her mother, Elsie Osborne of Maryville, TN; her sister, Phyllis Daniels, of Alcoa, TN; her brother, Ted Osborne, of Gate City, VA; her sister, Barbara (G. James) Sherman, of Mt. Juliet, TN; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many close friends.

Linda was full of energy, and her fantastic sense of humor and big heart made it easy for her to make and keep life-long friends. She loved to sit and chat with her family and friends at the kitchen table or on the phone. While her health allowed, Linda enjoyed gardening, traveling both domestically and abroad, and above all, horseback riding. Linda never felt happier than when she was out riding horses with those she cared about.

Linda was a fighter. Although she battled cancer for the past nine years, she never gave up, and never felt sorry for herself. She participated in the experimental treatment program at Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, TN, hoping that her sacrifice would help save the lives of others someday. In fact, one of the experimental drugs she volunteered to help test several years ago has recently been FDA approved to treat breast cancer.

The family will celebrate Linda’s life with a visitation and memorial service at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. Interment to follow at approximately 3:15pm at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

To send flowers, please send them to Hameltt-Dobson, 117 E. Charlemont Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660, (423) 378-3134. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s honor to the Cancer Research Institute at www.cancerresearch.org or by calling (800) 992-2623, or by donating to the charity of your choice.

Heritage Funeral Home, Franklin, TN, obituaries at www.tnfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Christopher Conley Leonard

ATLANTA, Ga. - Christopher Conley Leonard, 39, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Feb. 10, 2003).

Born in Kingsport, he was a resident of Hiltons, Va., most of his life, and a resident of Atlanta, Ga., for the past 12 years.

He was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and was employed as general manager for Comfort Inn and was a licensed real estate agent. He was a previous employee of Montgomery Ward. He enjoyed traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Alice (Kimbler) LaForce; paternal grandparents, W. C. and Bernice (Larkey) Leonard.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa (McCray) Leonard, Atlanta; parents, Ray and Helen (LaForce) Leonard, Hiltons, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Ray Leonard Jr. and Lisa Leonard, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kim and Paul Kyst, Atlanta, Denise Harris, Gate City, Va., Karen and Larry Thompson, Mount Carmel; nieces and nephews, Chelsea and Christian Kyst, Brittany Leonard, Mike and Shannon Harris, Darren Parker and Tyler Thompson; great-niece, Alexandria Harris.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 204 Echo Drive, Hiltons, Va.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy (Dingus) Leonard

Feb 19, 1923 – Jul 14, 2006

Dorothy D. Leonard, 83, died Friday (July 14, 2006), in Franklin, Tenn. She was a native of Scott Coun­ty, Va., and a former resident of Bristol, Va., where she worked in the school system as a teacher and school psychologist. She was a member of the International Porcelain Artist Association and The World Organization of China Painters, and she taught and ex­hibited her work for many years. She was a member of First Bap­tist Church of Cleveland.

Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Leonard; and brother, A.L. Dingus Jr. Survivors include one daughter, Sandy McCulley and husband Neil, Franklin, TN; one son, Charles Ronald Leonard and wife Peggy, Cleveland, TN; five grandsons, Dean, Troy and Andy Leonard and Ryan and Christo­pher McCulley; two great-grand­daughters, Lauren and Emma Leonard; a sister-in-law, Louise Dingus; three half-sisters, Car­olyn Maggard, Shirley Meade and Linda Sexton; four half-brothers, William, Don, Delmar and James Dingus; cousin, Jane Morrison. Funeral services were held in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. Ron Smallwood officiating. Committal services were held in Mountain View Cemetery.

Obituary from Findagrave.com as submitted by Mitch Dingus

Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia “Susie” (Lewis) Leonard

Georgia (Susie) Leonard, age 70, of Kingsport passed away at her home on Thursday, December 29, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Allen and Effie Lewis and a true believer in Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Randall Leonard; her daughter, Nancy Fowler and husband Bart of Kingsport; and son, Joe Leonard and wife Sally of Kingsport; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM in Section F at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Preacher Bart Fowler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Georgia "Susie" Leonard.

(Some of Randall Leonard’s Scott Co ancestral families – Barrett, Speer, Williams, Rhoton)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ann (Lovell) Leonard

KINGSPORT - Mary Ann Louvell Leonard, 61, 1213 Riverside Avenue, passed away Saturday ( Aug. 4, 2001 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Mary Ann was a native of Scott County, Va., and had always lived in the Kingsport area. She was a daughter of Anna Ruth Dockery Louvell Booher and the late Worley W. Louvell. Mary Ann was a Protestant.

Prior to her illness, she was a dispatcher for Gilliam Cab Co., after serving over 20 years in the Kingsport area as a cab driver.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her two sons, who died in a house fire 35 years ago, Mark Shelton, age eight, and Billy Shelton, age seven; her father; and one brother, James M. Louvell.

Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Leonard, Rogersville; her mother, Anna Ruth Louvell Booher, Kingsport; Scott and Robbie Arnold, two special nephews whom she helped to raise after the tragic loss of her sons, Kingsport; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Elise and Chris Boone, Philadelphia, Pa.; a stepson, Jason Leonard, Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Bell and brother-in-law, Judge Lane, Clinchport, Va., Gladys and brother-in-law, Roy Rutherford, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Eva and brother-in-law, Stan Callahan, Kingsport; one brother, Glenn Louvell, Church Hill; mother-in-law, Grace Leonard, Morristown, N.Y.; 21 nieces and nephews; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

The private memorial service for family and close friends will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in The Little Log Cabin Church , Weber City , Va.

In lieu of flowers, as per Mary Ann's request, donations are to be made in memory of Mary Ann L. Leonard to the New Beginnings Church Building Fund, c/o Rev. Jack Begley, 1316 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Snyder's Funeral Home, Gray, is serving the Mary Ann L. Leonard family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Elmer Lee

KINGSPORT - Roy Elmer Lee, 82, of 901 Fairview Ave. (West View), died Tuesday (May 14, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war for 40 months in Japan. He was a member of American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport.

He was retired from Mead Corp. and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.

Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his first wife, Burdell Flanary Lee; his mother, Lona Fields; stepfather, Lucian Fields; sister, Shirley Flanary; and brother, William Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Evie Barker Lee, of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Alma Pitts and fiancé Danny Barrett of Kingsport, and Vanessa Nine and husband David of Knoxville; one son, Phillip Lee of Gloucester, Va.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Lane and husband Ralph of Gate City, Va.; four stepsons and wives, Floyd and Kay Barker, Wayne stepgreat-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.and Christine Barker, John and Dot Barker, and Gary and Cathy Barker; three stepdaughters and husbands, Eileen and Rev. Joe W. Byrd, Kingsport, Phyllis and Truman Jones, Kingsport, Iris and Bob Brown; nine stepgrandchildren and two

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hensley Cemetery in Speers Ferry, Va., with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Color Guard in charge of services. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 11:45 a.m. Saturday to go in procession.

Pallbearers are Cecil Flanary, Robert Kendrick, Coy Johnson, Pat Davis Jr., David Lee and David Nine.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mannie Bell (Strong) Lewis

GATE CITY, Va. — Mannie Strong Lewis, 94, of Gate City, passed away on Sunday (Feb. 22, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was retired from Athena Industries Corporation where she worked as a seamstress. She also worked as a seamstress for many years in her home. She was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Early Lewis; one son, James Lewis, and an infant son; her parents, George and Fannie Joyce Strong; special grandson-in-law, Charles Jones; sister, Mary Sims; brother, Willard Strong.

She is survived by her daughter, Eva Bowen of Gate City; son, Garland Lewis and wife, Betty of Indiana; grandchildren, Diane Jones and Michelle Bowen; great-grandchildren, Christian Jones and Michelle Bowen; great-great-grandchildren, Christian Jones and Alexa Jones; sisters, Ostia Barber of Church Hill and Lena Ferguson of Blountville; brothers, Elmer Strong of Bristol, Va. and Frank Strong of Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, Va.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Peters and Rev. J.W. Bowen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lawson-Confederate Cemetery, Snowflake, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda (Hart) Lewis

WEBER CITY, Va. — Wanda Hart Lewis, 65, went to be with the Lord on Monday (April 07, 2008) at Brian Center after a period of declining health.

Born in Wise County and reared in the Manville community of Scott County, Va., she was the sixth child of Jim and Belle Jennings Hart. She was a graduate of Gate City High School.

Wanda was a wonderful mother and sister. She always counted her blessings and always saw good in others, having a prayer for all. She thoroughly enjoyed her family and friends. Wanda was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Gate City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, J.C. Hart, Ben Hart and Troy Cecil Hart.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Wade Lewis and James (Jim) Lewis, both of Weber City; four sisters, Nora Peters and husband, John (J.C.) Peters, Thelma Rowena Calton and Emma Sue Brooks, all of Gate City, Jo Ann Miller, Kingsport; six nieces; four nephews; two sisters-in-law, Eva Hart of Melvindale, Mich., Joy Hart, Richlands, Va.; several cousins and a host of friends.

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

Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Paul Argoe officiating.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Frank Hart, Mark Howard Tipton, Dan Calton, Tyler Jordan Tipton, Nathaniel Brooks, Josh Hammonds, Jamie Hammonds and Michael Calton.

The family would like to say a very special thank you to Dr. Wolfe and staff, Dr. Butler, Dr. Vu, and staff of the Dialysis Dept. at Indian Path Medical Center. Also, thanks to the entire staff at the Brian Center. May God bless you each in a special way for all you have done. A very special thank you to the Beacon of Life Ambulance Service of Duffield, Va.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Baylie Grace Light

GRAY — Baylie Grace was born and died on March 12, 2012.

Although God only gave her to us for a short time, the impact she made will last an eternity. She is now an angel among us.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Johnny Light; maternal great-grandparents, Hulbert (Hub) and JoAnn Vicars; and maternal great-grandparents, Ernest and Delphia McConnell.

Baylie is survived by her parents, Sean and Jodie Light; brothers, Jackson and Colby Light; maternal grandparents, Darrell and Robin McConnell, Nickelsville, Va.; paternal grandparents, Wallace (Wally) and Debbie Pridemore, Kingsport; uncle, Josh McConnell; along with many special aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Baylie Grace Light.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde J. "C.J." Light Jr.

ROGERSVILLE - Clyde (C.J.) Light Jr., 62, 128 Bell Road, Beech Creek community, went to be with the Lord at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 16, 1998) after an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Hawkins County, he was employed at Slip-Not Belting for 13 years, retiring in 1982 due to ill health. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Clyde and Lena Bernard Light Sr.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Olin Light; a half sister, Sally Bernard; and half brother, Carl Bernard.

Surviving are his wife, Blanch Hill Light, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Beverly Light, Beech Creek community; a grandson, Chad Light; a granddaughter, Leiann Light; two sisters, Mrs. James (Pauline) Bragg, Beech Creek community, and Mrs. Clyde (Lora) Morelock, Kingsport; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Lonnie Light, Gray, and Howard and Teresa Light, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes and also anytime at the home.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dana (Taylor) Light

KINGSPORT - Dana Taylor Light, 63, is at rest with her Lord. Dana went to be with Jesus Sunday (Jan. 4, 2004) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Dana was born in Scott County, Va., Jan. 26, 1940, and was a daughter of the late Henry Paris and Bessie Fields Taylor. Dana lived in Nashville for 13 years and moved back to Kingsport in 1981.

She loved quilting, roses, her grandchildren, NASCAR, the Vols and gospel music (especially the Primitive Quartet). Dana was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, and she loved the closeness of her family and will be sadly missed. Dana worked for several years at Holston Valley Medical Center as a nurse. She attended the Higher Ground Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Terri Burcham and Pamela and Billy Quillen, all of Kingsport; her son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Lisa Light of Knoxville; her very special grandchildren, Eddie, Sara, Ashley, Marki, Andy, Shelby and Samantha; father of her children, George E. Light Sr. of Florida; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Hensley of Rock Hill S.C., Pauline and Bob Gates of Alpharetta, Ga., Carolyn and Gary Taylor of Church Hill, and Kathy Taylor of Kingsport; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Charles O. and Jerry Taylor of Clinchport, Va., and Herman and Judy Taylor of Yuma, Va.; her special friends, Cyd Clark and her very special children, Jaci Smith and Haley Hedrick.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

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

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

Nephews and special friends will serve as pallbearers.

Please visit www.mem.com to place a tribute to the family.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Light family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

D. J. Light

WEBER CITY, Va. — D.J. Light, 68, of Weber City, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a graduate of Gate City High School in 1961. D.J. retired from Anderson News in 2004 as route supervisor with over 45 years of service. He attended Gate City United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble William "Bill" and Mollie Dixon Light; brother-in-law, Louis K. Free.

D.J. is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Martha Lynn Compton Light; two sons, Richard Scott Light of Wichita, Kans., and Jerry Lee Light and wife, Teresa, of Weber City; one grandson, Daniel Jordan Light of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Phyllis Ann Free of Elizabethton; one brother, Sam William Light of Weber City.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Hwy. 23N, Weber City with the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. Larry Spivey officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

It was D.J.’s wishes to be cremated, to remember him as he was and think of him with his heavenly family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Gate City United Methodist Church, 255 Walnut St., Gate City, Va., 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fern (Keith) Jennings Light

February 21, 1932 - April 11, 2014

Gate City- Fern Keith Light, 82, of the Midway Community (Scott County) went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday (April 11, 2014) at Nova Health Care and Rehab Center.

She was a lifelong resident of the Midway Community. She retired from Holston Defense and was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. Fern was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, M. D. and Verda Keith; a granddaughter, Amy Jennings; her brother, James Keith.

Fern Keith Light is survived by her children, Gary Jennings, Danny Jennings and wife, Karen, Tammy Thompson and husband, Mark (all of Gate City); four grandchildren, Stacy Keller and husband, Regan, Kayla Templeton and husband, Adam, Jakob Thompson, Sarah Thompson; two great grandchildren, Addison Keller and Carleigh Templeton; several brothers and sisters along with many nieces and nephews.

A special thank-you goes out to Brenda Salling and the staff at Nova Health Care and Rehab Center for the special care given to Fern during her illness.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (April 13, 2014) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of her daughter Tammy Thompson.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday (April 13, 2014) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Brad Stapleton and Rev. Don Hanshew, officiating. Music will be provided by Kari White.

A graveside service will be held on Monday (April 14, 2014) at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Jakob Thompson, Regan Keller, Adam Templeton, Kendal Keith, Mike Keith, and Eddie Dillow serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Keith, James Easterling, Dwight McConnell, Harry Lee McConnell, Terry Jennings, Paul Jennings, Adam Keith, and Billy Keith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midway United Methodist Church Memorials, 696 McClellan Town Lane, Gate City, VA 24251.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Fern Keith Light.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Frank James Light

APPALACHIA, Va. — Frank James Light, 72, of 1413 Lower Exeter Rd., Appalachia, Va., passed away on June 20 2009 at the Quillen Medical Mountain Home, Johnson City after a long battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Esther Light; sisters, Helen, Martha, Minnie Bell and Clara; brothers, Claude, Kenny and Kyle Light.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Light Appalachia, Va.; son, Jerry Kelly and wife, Lorie Appalachia, Va.; daughter, April Collins and husband, Robert of Big Stone Gap, Va.; four grandsons, Cody and Joe Collins, Zack Dorton and Tucker Kelly; two granddaughters, Emily Collins and Katherine Kelly; and several nieces and nephews; sister, Thelma Kimberling and husband, Emmett; and sister-in-law, Betty Light, all of Kingsport.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the National Cemetery at the VA in Johnson City.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Cancer Society.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Larry Alvis Light

KINGSPORT - Larry Alvis Light, 66, of Springdale community, passed away unexpectedly Friday, (April 20, 2007), at his home.

Larry, who was know to his friends as "Slop" was born and lived in Kingsport his entire life. He attended Visions Freewill Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his father, Dowell Light; his mother, Inez Frazier; grandmother, Lily Alvis; aunts, Elsie and Lou Alvis and Nola Murray; uncles, John and Gale Alvis; and a special cousin, Faye Nelson.

Surviving are a loving family of cousins.The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Buckles officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Larry Light.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robbie G. Light

KINGSPORT - Corporal Robbie G. Light, 21, died Monday ( May 1, 2006 ) while proudly serving his country in Baghdad , Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom IV. He died believing in what he was fighting for and was dedicated to the cause of freedom.

Robbie was a very loving husband, son, brother, and anticipating father. He was born Sept. 24, 1984 , in Kingsport and grew up in the Rock Springs community. He was a 2002 graduate of Sullivan South High School .

Robbie loved sports and played for Colonial Heights Middle School and Sullivan South High School football for two years. Seeking more adventure, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in the delayed entry program in February 2003, reporting for duty in May. He had basic training and AIT at Fort Knox , Ky. , and was eventually based at Fort Hood , Tex. , with C-Co., 1-67 Armor Division, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Robbie was promoted in rank to Corporal and was a M1-A2 Abrams tank driver. He could have been promoted to Sgt., but loved the unit he was with so much, he declined; loyalty to best friends meant more to him. This was Robbie's second tour in Iraq and he was looking forward to coming home and being a father but Jesus called him home sooner.

Robbie is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Elizabeth (Baker) Light; his daughter, Ashlyn Elizabeth Light, of the home; parents, Robert and Beverly Light of Afton, Tenn.; sisters, Deana Light and fiance', Jonathon of Kingsport, Bobbie Jo and Chris Chambers of Church Hill, and Jochelle Light of Afton; father and mother-in-law, Dennis and Evelyn Baker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Melody and Brian McKee, Kingsport, Mark and Carrie Anderson, Limestone, Kris and Amy Baker, Misty and Tim Payne, and Tracy Baker, all of Indiana; grandparents, Ella Fay Fields and Everett and Velma Light, all of Sullivan Gardens; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of loyal friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday ( May 30, 2006 ) at Sullivan South High School gymnasium and anytime at the home at 504 Adair Court , Kingsport or at 524 Preakness Court , Kingsport , the home of his grandparents in Sullivan Gardens .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Evangelist Johnny H. Persinger and Rev. J.R. Pratt officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday ( May 31, 2006 ) in Light Family Cemetery on Beech Creek Road with military rites conducted by the military honors department of the Tennessee National Guard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Compton, D.J. Wade, Josh Carter, Travis D. Light, Alex Mahaffey, Ben Johnson, Scott Peters, and Travis Light.

The families wish to thank Sergeant 1st Class David Dimmitt and Captain Neal Kerney of the U.S. Army and also Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport .

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Citizens Bank, Colonial Heights Branch, 4125 Fort Henry Drive , Kingsport , TN 37663 toward a trust fund for Robbie and Elizabeth 's daughter, Ashlyn.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Corporal Robbie Glen Light.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Theodore Blaine Light

KETTERING, Ohio - Theodore B. Light, 80, died Monday ( Aug. 19, 2002 ) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dayton , Ohio .

He was born in Baileyton , Tenn. , but had resided in Ohio for more than 60 years. He served in Europe as a member of the 11th Armored Division during World War II.

He was employed at Master Electric and later spent a number of years in real estate. He was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Light; sons, Theodore B. Light Jr., Cincinnati and Ronald A. Light of Dayton; grandsons, Theodore B. Light III and W. Tyler of Cincinnati; one sister, Kathleen Heck (Mrs. Raymond) of Kingsport; one brother, Charles Everhart Jr., Bulls Gap; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Don McCann officiating.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Benjamin Earl Lingar

B. Earl Lingar, 70, of 622 Arch Street, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday [10/19/1976] at a local doctor's office of an apparent heart attack.

Born in Jellico, Tenn., he had been a resident of Kingsport since 1912 and a retired employee of the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship.  He served as president of the Tennessee Credit Union League for several years, a past member of the Downtowner Optimist Club of Kingsport and a member of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Helen Tranbarger Lingar, Kingsport; two sons, Charles S. (Bud) Lingar, Kingsport, and Wesley E. Lingar, Knoxville; and two grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for B. Earl Lingar will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from Carter's Chapel with Dr. J Spurgeon McCarty and Rev. Larry Ousley officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Benjamin Earl Lingar’s first wife was Annie Leona Lane who died with her stillborn son on 11/16/1928)

Kingsport News, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Charles Gregory "Greg" Linkous

CHURCH HILL - Charles Gregory "Greg" Linkous, 40, of Goshen Valley Road, went home to be with his heavenly Father early Tuesday morning (Aug. 17, 2004).

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. Greg attended Church Hill High School. He loved being a mechanic. Greg always said, "I am a jack of all trades and a master of none.'' He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Dora Arnold; and his paternal grandparents, Rev. C.D. and Corrie Linkous.

Surviving are his wife, Audrey Kiser Linkous; daughter, Heather M. Linkous and his son, Justin L. Linkous; parents, Charlie Linkous and Janet Arnold Linkous, both of Church Hill; grandfather, Paul Arnold, Mount Carmel; sisters, Lisa Linkous Ault and husband, Rodger, Kingsport and Kathy Linkous Sandidge and Anthony Sandidge, Church Hill; brothers, Tony Linkous and wife Pam, Church Hill and Jeff Linkous and wife, Jennifer, Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Vickie Kiser, Kingsport, and Krista Mitchell, Boones Creek; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 1179 Goshen Valley Road, and also anytime at the residence of the mother, Janet Linkous, 3605 Watterson St., Apt. 76.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lyle Housewright officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service in McPheeters Bend Church Cemetery, Goshen Valley. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Merwin Linkous

CHURCH HILL — A final salute from Sargent Charles Merwin Linkous, 6th Calvary Armored Infantry.

At the age of 81 "Charlie" went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (March 4, 2008) from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Corrie Phoeba Lakeybell Henry Linkous; father, Charles Dewey Linkous; brothers, Donald Linkous and Gerald Linkous; sister, Merolyn Linkous; son, Charles Gregory (Greg) Linkous.

"Charlie" is survived by Janet Arnold Linkous; children, Tony Linkous and wife, Pam of Church Hill, Lisa Linkous Ault and husband, Rodger of Kingsport, Jeff Linkous and wife, Jennie of Kingsport, Kathy Linkous Sandidge and finance, Big "B" Rodger of Church Hill; grandchildren, Chris, Sarah, Amber Linkous, Justin and Heather Linkous, Trever Arnold, Brandon and Whitney Linkous, Jordan and Logan Sandidge; sisters, Wanda Faye Linkous Johnson, Carolyn June Linkous, Clarice Ann Linkous; and brother, Jimmy Ray Linkous of Church Hill; also several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill, and anytime at the residence of Tony Linkous at 313 Marsh Ave., Church Hill, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder Harold Head officiating.

Military graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mountain Home Cemetery, Johnson City, where he will be laid to rest with honors.

Charlie was (papaw) to many and loved by all. He is now singing in Heaven with maw and paw.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarice Ann Linkous

CHURCH HILL — Clarice Ann Linkous, 67, passed away from serious injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday (June 17, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Sullivan County, but had lived most of her life in Hawkins County. She was of the Holiness faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. Linkous and Carrie Belle Henry Linkous; three brothers, Charles M. Linkous, Donald M. Linkous and Gerald N. Linkous; sister, Marolyn Jean Linkous; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She is survived by her brother, Jimmy Ray Linkous of the home; two sisters, Wanda Faye Johnson of the home and Carolyn June Linkous of Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 7 p.m. with music provided by the Solid Rock Trio.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Janet L. (Arnold) Linkous

HAWKINS COUNTY— Janet L. Linkous of Hawkins County, went home to be with the Lord Thursday (March 20, 2008).

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

Preceding her in death were Charles Merwin Linkous; a son, Charles Gregory "Greg" Linkous; and her parents, Alfred Paul and Dora Arnold.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Linkous Ault and husband Roger of Kingsport, Kathy Linkous Sandidge of Church Hill; two sons, Tony Linkous and wife Pam of Church Hill, Jeff Linkous and wife Jennifer of Kingsport; a daughter-in-law, Audrey L. Linkous; 11 grandchildren, Chris, Sarah, and Amber Linkous, Justin and Heather Linkous, Trever Arnold, Brandon and Whitney Linkous, Jordan and Logan Sandidge; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening at the home of Tony Linkous, 313 Marsh Avenue, Church Hill.

There will be no formal funeral services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn., 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Janet Linkous.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lawrence Oscar Linkous

KINGSPORT - Lawrence Oscar Linkous, 82, went to be with the Lord Saturday (May 18, 2002) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation after a long illness.

Mr. Linkous attended Midfield Baptist Church.

He retired from Anderson Ford after 36 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband who enjoyed life.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Onzie and Elizabeth Linkous; children, Brenda K. Browning (1999), Ronald Cox (2000); sister, Ella Maude Manes.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Emogene Linkous; daughter, Diane Waye, Bristol, Va.; sons, Roger E. and wife Marsha Linkous, Kingsport, Jerry W. and wife Susan Linkous, Greenville, S.C., Paul Cox, Kingsport, Wayne and wife Frances Cox, Adkins, Va.; very special friends at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab.; grandchildren, Gina Linkous, Steve Linkous, Shannon Kerns, David Cox, Randy Cox, Kim Gillenwater, Rhonda Minnick, Tony Cavin, Danny Cavin, Charlene Tunnell, Waylon Cox, Tammy Pech; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Agnes McKinney; brother, Willard Linkous; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Gragg officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home.

Pallbearers include Roger Linkous, Jerry Linkous, Paul Cox, Dwight Minnich, Bobby Welden, Michael Paul Parker, C.J. Minnick.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Emogene (Jennings) Cox Linkous

February 18, 1921 - January 12, 2014

Lois Emogene Linkous, age 92 of Kingsport, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 with her two granddaughters by her side.

She was born on February 18th, 1921 to the late Robert and Nevada Jennings. Mrs. Linkous was a devout Christian and loved the Lord with all of her heart.

In addition to her parents Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Linkous; daughter, Brenda K. Browning; two sons, Ronald and George W. Cox; brothers, Hanzel and Claude Jennings; and sisters, Pearl Price and Odell Bledsoe.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Paul E. Cox and fiancé Jackie Jones; two sisters, Della Harrell and Barbara Quillen; brother, Pat Jennings and wife Mary of Ohio; daughters-in-law, Sandra and Frances Cox; eleven grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; and two very special granddaughters / caregivers, Rhonda and Paula.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Billy Gragg, officiating.

The graveside service will be held Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Oak Hill Memorial Park. (Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 1:45 PM.)

The family would like to thank Juanita Lane who was a great help and close friend and the hospice nurses that attended to her. Ms. Linkous was a saint on earth and will be missed by all.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Lois Emogene Linkous.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Louise (Fields) Lister

NASHVILLE — Edna Louise Fields Lister, 78, died peacefully on Feb. 20, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.

She was born June 17, 1931, in Ft. Blackmore, Va., to Kelly C. Fields and Lois C. Fields. During her career, Louise worked at the Kingsport Red Cross, AFG, and retired after working many years for Eastman Kodak.

A devoted mother and loyal friend, Louise was preceded in death by her father, Kelly C. Fields; and brother, Buford E. Fields.

She is survived by mother, Lois C. Fields, of Kingsport; son, Charles K. Lister (Kelly) of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Vicki R. Boggs (David) of Kingsport; grandchildren, Jessica Waller and Austin Boggs; great-granddaughter, Kylee Renee; sisters, Joan McCurry and Frances Strickler (Forrest), of Kingsport; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to friends and staff of Bordeaux Long Term Care and Caris Hospice of Nashville for their loving care of Louise.

Visitation will be at East Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by funeral services at 7 p.m.

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

Honorary pallbearers will be Forrest Strickler, KellyW. Strickler, Danny Sumner, Joey McCurry, Rob Overcast and David Boggs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lister family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Annah Lynn (Haynes) Little

KINGSPORT - Annah Lynn Little, 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( May 18, 2002 ) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation after a long illness.

She was born in Yuma , Va. , and had lived in Kingsport most of her life.

She was a wonderful mother, homemaker and a long-time faithful member of over 50 years of Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Little; parents, Libbie Pelter and John Haynes; sisters, Lucille Haynes, Juanita Shoemaker, Fannie Sensabaugh, Hester Camper; brothers, J.E. Haynes Jr., Clinton Edward Haynes; grandson, Michael McNew.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Roger Bevins, Juanita and Larry Hickman, both of Kingsport, Barbara Pensiero, Denver, Colo.; sons, Gary and Carol Little, Cleveland, Tenn., Larry Little, Colorado; 10 grandchildren, Rev. Ronald L. Kendall, Deda Bricker, Mark Pensiero, Joseph Pensiero, Ann Marie Normant, Katherine Alexander, Chris Little, Tim Little, Phillip Little and Cana Jo Little; 10 great-grandchildren; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ernest and Amorett Little.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Carl Strickler, Pastor Gale Hartley and Pastor Richard Harris officiating.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday ( May 26, 2002 ) in Oak Hill Mausoleum with the Rev. Ronald Kendall officiating.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris, Tim and Phillip Little, Mark and Joe Pensiero.

The family suggests those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Lynn Garden Baptist Church , 301 May Ave., Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 or to Oak Grove Baptist Church building fund.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Little family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence L. Little

KINGSPORT - Clarence L. Little , 92, 200 Virginia St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday ( Feb. 26, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Knoxville , Tenn. , and had lived in Kingsport most of his life.

Mr. Little retired from Eastman in 1970 after 30 years of employment. He was a deacon at the Lynn Garden Baptist Church , where he was a faithful member for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. J.P. Little ; a grandson, Michael McNew; two sisters, Trula Rich and Willie Little and seven brothers, Ted Little , Ralph Little , Virgil Little , Millard Little , Gene Little , Stuart Little .

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Anna Haynes Little , Church Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Roger Bevins, Kingsport, Juanita and Larry Hickman, Kingsport; one daughter, Barbara Pensiero, Colorado; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carol Little , Cleveland, Tenn.; one son, Larry Little , Blountville; ten grandchildren, the Rev. Ronald L. Kendall, Deda Bricker, Mark Pensiero, Joseph Pensiero, Ann Marie Pensiero, Katherine Pensiero, Chris Little , Tim Little , Phillip Little and Cana Jo Little ; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Beulah Gilreath, Church Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, Ernest R. and Amorett Little , Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Ronald L. Kendall and the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating. Pallbearers will be deacons of Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

Entombment services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

The family suggests those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Lynn Garden Baptist Church , 301 May Ave., Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joey Wane Little

KINGSPORT - Joey Wane Little , 43, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999).

He was born in Bossier City, La., and lived in the Kingsport area most of his life. He was employed with D&D Trucking, Blountville. Joey was a member of Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Scott County, Va.

Joey was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph E. and Stella S. Little ; and maternal grandparents, Charles T. and Kathleen Frye.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Graham Little , Kingsport; a daughter, Kristy LeAnn Little , Kingsport; one son, Brandon Wane Little , Bluff City; one granddaughter, Caitlyn A. Reece; future son-in-law, Clint A. Reece, and future daughter-in-law, Starlett Keller; two stepchildren, Christopher Lee Sumner, Kingsport, and Crystal May Easterly, Church Hill; and one step-grandson, Brian Cody Easterly, Kingsport. Also surviving are Joey's parents, Donald G. and Helen M. Little , Kingsport; one sister, Lisa J. Quillen, and her husband Roger, Blountville; one brother, Gregory S. Little , and his wife Patsy, Blountville; and four nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gardner's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Hopkins and the Rev. Dewey Wayne Shaffer officiating.

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

Burial will be at Gardner's Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille (Taylor) Starnes Little

 KINGSPORT - Lucille Taylor Starnes Little praised the Lord Thursday (Nov. 23, 2006) as she entered the gates of heaven.

Born July 20, 1923 in Kingsport, the eldest daughter of James E. Taylor and Ethel McGuire Taylor, her earliest memories were of caring for her siblings, Margaret Taylor Odom Brooks, Frances Taylor Pyle and Clarence "Billy" Taylor. They were waiting for her in heaven and are sharing a joyous reunion now.

Lucille married her sweetheart, Hobert W. Starnes in 1942 and they made their home in Blountville. Before Hobert's death in 1971, they embraced the hardships and joys of raising two children. Sandra Starnes Williams and husband, Arthur, blessed her with grandson, John Williams, wife Carolyn, and great-granddaughter, Debra Sue, all of Abingdon, Va. Hobert Wayne Starnes and wife, Jean, (Blountville) blessed Lucille with their daughter, Letitia Starnes Fritz, husband, Julian, and great-grandsons, Gregory and Jared (Kingsport).

Following the death of her husband, Lucille married Gene L. Little. When they married, she welcomed his children into her heart – Chester Little, Huntsville, Ala., Debra Little Cowen and husband, Al, Greeneville, Carol Little Steadman and husband, Kent of Kingsport. Prior to Gene's death in 1992, they shared the laughs and heartaches of all their children. Lucille loved his grandchildren as her own. Granddaughter, Dawn Hembree and husband, Sonny (Kingsport) gifted her with the joy of their daughters, Alice, Belle, and Caroline. Jeffery Little, wife Tonya, and their two daughters and newborn son (Christiansburg, Va.), Becky Little Rench, husband Shawn, and two sons (Nashville, Tenn.), Michael Cowen and Allison Cowen (Greeneville) were a source of great happiness.

Her laughter was often and contagious. Lucille was fondly called Mamaw Ha Ha by her many great-grandchildren. She always had time to play checkers, rub backs, make famous grilled cheese sandwiches, or take a friend on an errand. No one ever left her home hungry or without having their picture made. Loved by everyone who knew her, Lucille will be missed by her nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, devoted friends and family. Her children rise and call her blessed, thank God for her, and wait for the day we are all reunited.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Bobby Black officiating.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Stella R. (Vaughn) Litton

Stella R. Litton, 85, of Monroeville, PA formerly of VA Beach, VA and Arlington, VA passed away Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at her residence in Golden Heights Assisted Living Home in Irwin, PA. She was the daughter of Samuel and Bessie Reynolds Vaughn, of Stickleyville, VA.

She was a beautiful and spirited woman, born July 8th, 1926 on Powell Mountain, VA. Stella left the hills of SW VA in 1942 at age 16, taking her first plane trip, destination San Francisco, CA. There she met and married her fiancé, Bradley Litton, a Navy chief and Pearl Harbor survivor. As a Navy wife, she lived in Long Beach and San Diego, CA, Roseburg, OR, and Honolulu, HI, before moving to Arlington, VA where she was a member of the Arlington Church of Christ for many years. Later, she relocated to Norfolk, VA , where she completed her business degree, attended Granby Road and Bayside Church of Christ and was a proud member of the Azalea Garden Road chapter of the International Lions Club.

Although she was employed for years as a credit office manager, she was foremost, a dutiful wife, creative homemaker, and loving mother and grandmother. In her lifetime she enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking, taking care of her grandchildren, and doing kind deeds for others. She especially enjoyed gospel and bluegrass music.

Stella will be dearly missed by those who knew her and loved her, and long remembered for her elegance, generosity, sensitivity, and integrity.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Bradley Daniel Litton, sisters, Maude Newton, Donna Ethel Skaggs, and Virgie Bledsoe, and brothers, Milo and Bobby Vaughn.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda (McCune) and Leonard Benson of Monroeville, PA, daughter, Sharon Newton of VA Beach; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Nell Hawkins, Rosalie (Toby) Fannon, Hazel Collier, and Jeanette Crenshaw; brothers, Samuel Vaughn Jr., and Billy Vaughn, and her special friend, Peter Kassab of VA Beach.

There will be a 10am viewing followed by an 11am service, Saturday June 2, at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral home in Kingsport with Jay Cline, Minister, officiating. Burial will follow at the Litton Family cemetery in Stickleyville, VA.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ronald Edward Lively

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Ronald Edward Lively, 69, of Dawsonville, Ga., formerly of Kingsport, passed away Aug. 5, 2010, with his loving family at his side after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Dillard and Jeretta Lively of Kingsport.

Ron was a retired project manager with CD Mechanical of Demorest, Ga. He lived a productive and adventure-filled life. He was a builder of tall buildings in his professional life and a beautiful mountain cabin for he and his devoted wife Marilyn. He was a lifelong lover of hunting and fishing and was a master of both, as well as an expert marksman. His other passion was following the University of Tennessee football and basketball teams. Ron was most comfortable deep in the forest and mountains of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Ronald Lively will be remembered as a self-sufficient, hard-working and independent man.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kearney Lively; daughter, Wendy and son-in-law, Mark Bowery; daughter, Jacque and son-in-law, Robert Riddle; son, Shane Lively; son, Clint and daughter-in-law, Angela Lively; son, George and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Fraqulis; son, John Fraqulis and fiancée, Amanda Ead; eight grandchildren; brother, Jerry L. Lively of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mc-Donald and Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at McDonald and Son Chapel, Cumming, Ga.

Ron chose to be cremated with his ashes passed to his loved ones. Cremation and all arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga.

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, Ga., 30040. (770) 886-9899.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lula Christine (Fletcher) Lord

KINGSPORT - Christine (Fletcher) Lord, 68, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at Holston Valley Medical Center on Monday (Aug. 29, 2005).

Christine was born in Scott County, Va., and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenner Lord; and her brothers, Lawrence Fletcher and Gary Lee Fletcher.

Surviving are one daughter, Carla Lord, and daughter-in-law, Kelly Gibson, both of Kingsport; two sons, Kenneth Lord and wife Susan of Eagle, Idaho, and Donald Lord and wife Shawna of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren, John, Brandon, Ashley, Daniel, Zachary, Rebecca, Austin, Nicole and Kendra; two brothers, William Carl Fletcher of Newport News, Va., and Donald Fletcher of Dungannon, Va.; as well as several nieces, nephews and brother and sisters-in-law.

The family will receive friends anytime at 1229 East Sevier Ave.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to oakhill@stei.com.

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

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Georgia Falin Lowe

Georgia Falin Lowe, 86, of Weber City, VA., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 29, 2011, at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Virginia. She previously worked at Eastman for over 15 years. Georgia was a born again Christian and attended Midway Baptist Church and Log Cabin Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S.C. "Pig" Lowe; her parents, Claude J. and Margaret Smith Falin; a sister, Virginia Felker and four brothers, Claude, Ralph, Glen and Arthur Falin.

Survivors include her two sisters, June Frazier of Gate City and Ruby Bright & husband, Lee of Weber City; a sister in law, Nancy Falin of Gate City; three nephews, Michael Bright, Arthur Falin and Jerry Falin; four nieces, Angie Salyer, Teresa Shupe, Cathy Owens, Nancy Stanley; and a special great niece, Brylee Salyer.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. George Willis, officiating. Music will be provided by Travis and Marsha Barnett.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Monday, August 1, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Falin, Lee Bright, Billy Jack Frazier, Charles "Ed" Catron, Jimmy Mann, Stanley Taylor, Bobby Necessary and Jay Stanley. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 am.

Carter-Trent / Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City is serving the Lowe Family.

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

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Andy J. "A. J." Lyons

KINGSPORT - Andy J. "A.J." Lyons, Fordtown Road, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 2003) at James H. Quillen Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Born in Clinchport, Scott County, Va., he moved to this area in 1946. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He retired from the Kingsport Press in 1979.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Lyons and Laura Elizabeth Kilgore Lyons; two sisters, Eunice Clark and Jeraline Anderson; one half brother, Roy Lyons.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sue Hoss Lyons, of the home; one daughter, Ms. Angela Dawn Lyons, Kingsport; two sisters, Iona Horton, Richmond, Va., Lurana Robinette, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at Center View Church of Christ Church Cemetery, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating. American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 is in charge.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Snyder, Clifford Street, Steve Street, Tom Hoss, Jackie Hampton and Paul Hampton.

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Tracy Deanne (Rutherford) Lee

DUFFIELD, Va. — Tracy Rutherford Lee, 48, went to be with her Lord on Aug. 11, 2008, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., April 10, 1960. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Natural Tunnel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Rutherford.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Lee, Duffield, Va.; daughter, Lindsey Lee, Duffield, Va.; mother, Delena Clendenin Rutherford, Duffield, Va.; brother, Phillip Rutherford and wife, Belinda, Duffield, Va.; niece, Leslie Addington; nephew, Steven Rutherford; great-nephew, Jordan Hughes; great-niece, Brooklyn Rutherford; several other nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bill Tignor and Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by Phillip Free.

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

Pallbearers will be Carl Williams, Guy Tignor, Wayne Tignor, Bobby Rhoton, Steve Rutherford and Brandon Addington.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan Hughes, Bro. Carl Gibson, Bro. Cecil Kern and Bro. A.J. Lane.

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

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Berniece (Gibson) Light

ROGERSVILLE - Berniece Gibson Light , 66, went to be with the Lord Friday (Oct. 1, 1999) from the emergency room of Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of Sullivan County most of her life. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Flora Smith Gibson and several sisters and brothers.

Surviving are her husband, Charles T. (Slick) Light , of the home; one daughter, Lisa Light (Colonial Heights) Kingsport; four sons and daughters-in-law, Telford Light , Kingsport, Glen and Sharon Light , Kingsport, Johnny and Lisa Light , Mt. Carmel and Mike and Sandy Light , Kingsport; one grandson, Tanner Light ; one granddaughter, Tasha Light ; one sister, Addie B. Kress, Kingsport; four brothers, Marvin Gibson, Blountville, Elmer Gibson, Gary Gibson, both of Kingsport, Joe Gibson, Beech Creek community; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Fall Branch Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Light Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Georgia Virginia (Ketron) Light

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Georgia Light, 86, entered into rest Dec. 28, 2007 at Sunbridge Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 10, 1921 to the late Arthur and Claudia Frazier Ketron.

In addition to her parents her husband, James Curtis Light; two brothers; and two sisters precedes her in death.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and J.C. Hobbs of Bristol, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Maryetta Light of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home.

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

Music will be provided by Dennie Haynes and Todd Hensley.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 12 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Jay Light, Cliff Light, Travis Tomlinson, Jeremiah Hobbs, Clinton Hensley and Bill Upchurch will serve as pallbearers.

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

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James Curtis Light

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mr. James Curtis Light, 87, Clinchport, Va. entered into rest Sunday (Nov. 12, 2006) at his residence.

Mr. Light was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 7, 1919, son of the late Luther and Etta Southers Light.

In addition to his parents, a sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Light, Duffield, Va.; daughter, Linda Hobbs and husband J.C, Bristol, Tenn.; son, Jack Light and wife Maryetta, Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, with a special grandson, Travis Tomlinson; eight great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; half-brother, Junior Wallen, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday 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 Brother Tim Rhoton officiating.

The Gospel Lights, Dennie Haynes and Todd Hensley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m for the graveside service.

Jay Light, Craig Light, Cliff Light, Travis Tomlinson, Jeremiah Hobbs and Bill Upchurch will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Bill Upchurch and his family for their tender care.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Light family.

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Kathleen (Waits) "Kathy" Light

WEBER CITY, Va. - Kathleen "Kathy" Light went to be with the Lord at her home on Tuesday (March 27, 2001) after a brief illness.

She attended the First Baptist Church in Weber City. She enjoyed hiking, photography, and fishing. Mrs. Light enjoyed life. She was a loving wife and mother.

Mrs. Light was preceded in death by her father, Willard Waits.

Surviving are her husband, Sam Light; a daughter, Amber Stone, Asheville, N.C.; stepsons, Dale Light and Michael Light, both of Kingsport; her mother, Lucille Chairs, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Pat Brake, Kingsport; brothers, Jay Waits, Kingsport, Bill Chairs, Baltimore, Md.; and a special friend, Jean Rhoton, Kingsport.

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

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

Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

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Martha Amanda (Lane) Light

KINGSPORT TIMES Thursday, Nov. 1, 1969

Civil War Vet's Widow, 97, Dies

BULLS GAP - One of Tennessee's last remaining Civil War widows, Mrs. Amanda Light, 97, died here Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Everhart.

Mrs. Light's husband, George Light, a native of Church Hill, was conscripted into the Confederate Army soon after the beginning of the war, Mrs. Everhart said. He served four years in Mississippi, staying for days at a time on gunboats on the Mississippi River.

Mrs. Light was born in the Speers Ferry area of Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of another Confederate veteran, Sam Lane.

The Lights were married in 1902. After he died in 1920, she received a Confederate widow's pension through the Tennessee Department of Welfare.

In addition to Mrs. Everhart, Mrs. Light is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Everett Morrison; eight grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LIGHT, AMANDA Funeral services for Amanda Light, 97, of Bulls Gap will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Beach Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at Stewarts Funeral Home. Stewarts Funeral Home, Bulls Gap, is in charge of the services.

Submitted by Lea Ann (Wolfe) Russell

Melvin Grover Light

KINGSPORT - Melvin G. Light, 74, of 1938 West Stone Drive, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Nov. 3, 1999) at his residence after a long illness.

He was born in Kingsport and lived most of his life here.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was retired from the Kingsport Press in 1978 after 25 years of service.

He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Roland and Mary Kate Owens Light; and a sister, Edith Light Cox.

Surviving are his wife, Valdene Peterson Light, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Melba Edith Light Edwards, Mrs. Michael (Patricia) Light Douthat, both of Kingsport; three step-daughters, Mrs. David (Tamra) Johnson, Asheville, N.C., Mrs. Bob (Lea Ann) Marshall, Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Richard (Andria) Leland, Greenville, S.C.; a step-son, Alex Osborne, Cookeville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Laura E. Salyer, Erin R. Salyer; two great-grandchildren, Donovan J. Salyer, Devan Salyer; five step-grandchildren; two brothers, Owen Light, H.R. Light, both of Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Dr. Toombs Kay officiating.

Pallbearers will be Richard Netherland, Ralph Jones, Paul Adams, John Williams, J.R. Collins, Max Carson, Bob Brown.

Memorials may be made to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 or American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James H. Page, 409 Cannongate Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Pamela Jean "Pam" (Baker) Light

(Father b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT - Pamela (an Angel) Jean Baker Light of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Monday (Jan. 13, 2003).

Pam was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was loved by a host of friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Pam graduated from Central High School and had been a dental assistant with Drs. Carver, Stakias, Mather and Smith for 26 years. She was an active member of Sunnyside Baptist Church where she taught a nursery Sunday school class and sang in the adult choir. Pam also loved her mission trips to Belize working with the Dental Missions Group.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Fred Light Sr.; maternal grandmother, Violet Evenoff; and paternal grandparents, Amos and Cordia Baker.

Surviving are her loving husband, Jimmy Light , of the home; son, Alex Light , of the home; daughter and her husband, Audria and Kyle Bloomquist, Minnesota; grandchildren, Kaitlin and Konner Bloomquist of Minnesota; her parents, Vincent and Barbara Baker, Blountville; mother-in-law, June Light , Kingsport; brothers and their wives, Lloyd and Connie Baker, Everett and Nina Baker; brother-in-law, Fred Light Jr.; nephews, Matthew Baker and Brent Baker; nieces, Riley Thompson and Courtney Light ; and great-nephew, Ian Thompson.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyside Baptist Church or anytime at the home of Vincent and Barbara Baker.

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

Soloists will be Doug Blair and Diana Clark, accompianist Barbara Mumpower, and organist Evelyn Duncan.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ken Carver, Dr. James Stakias, Dr. Jon Mather, Dr. Phillip Smith, Steven Vaness, Everett Baker, Lloyd Baker, Fred Light , Matthew Baker, Brent Baker and John Evenoff.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Light family.

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Telford Light

KINGSPORT - Telford Light, 49, went to be with his mother in Heaven on Sunday (Oct. 2, 2005) at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and an employee of the Sullivan County Highway Maintenance Department.

His mother, Bernice Light, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Tasha Light; son, Tanner Light; father, Charles Light and stepmother, Billie Jo "Sadie" Light; sister, Lisa Light; three brothers, Johnny Light and wife, Lisa of Mount Carmel, Glen Light and wife, Sharon and Mike Light and wife, Sandy, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel with Rev. Richard Kelly officiating.

Burial will follow in the Light Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James White, Scotty Gibson, Jackie Crawford, Phil Kiser, James Arnold, Scotty Murray, Ricky Rice, and Paul Ward.

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Laura (White) Littleton

KINGSPORT — Laura White Littleton, 46, of Kingsport, was carried to her heavenly home by angels to be with Jesus on ( Nov. 26, 2010 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital , following a brief illness.

Laura was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a 1982 graduate of Sullivan South High School . She was employed by Wal-Mart for over 20 years, where she was a former manager of the layaway department. Laura’s heart was always filled with love. She was a caring and compassionate person who never met a stranger. She had a profound love of animals and also enjoyed flowers and gardening. Laura was a lifelong member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church .

Preceding her in death are her paternal grandfather, C. Clifford “Pop” White; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Marie Patterson; and mother-in-law, Nancy Irene Littleton.

Survivors include her loving husband of 20 years, David Wayne Littleton, of Kingsport; parents; Cliff and Jeanie White of Kingsport; sisters, Stephanie Ryans and husband, Chris, Hilliary Phillips and husband, Roger, both of Kingsport; paternal grandmother, Myrtle O. White of Kingsport; father-in-law, Ralph C. Littleton of Kingsport; brothers-in-law, Gary Littleton and wife, Usley, Donnie Littleton and wife, Sharon, Robert Littleton and wife, Angie, all of Kingsport, Wade Littleton and wife, Tina of Bulls Gap; nieces, Emilee Phillips, Rachel Littleton, Rebekah Littleton, Julie Lucas and husband, Rodney, all of Kingsport, Makayla Littleton of Bulls Gap; nephews, Josh Littleton of Kingsport, Seth Bentley and wife, Cara of Knoxville, Daniel and Nathaniel Littleton, both of Bulls Gap; great nephews, Max and Wyatt Bentley; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of special friends; her beloved dog, Sadie; cat, Trixie; and parrot, Bo.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Glen Alpine United Methodist Church or anytime at the home of her parents, 294 Clover Bottom Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

A funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. at the church with Rev. Dale Gilbert and Dr. Kenneth W. LaDuke officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Those wishing to join the family in a procession are asked to meet at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Robert Littleton, Gary Littleton, Donnie Littleton, Wade Littleton, Roger Phillips, and Chris Ryans, Randy Hammond.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph C. Littleton and her friends and associated at Wal-Mart #742.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Sullivan County, P.O. Box 589, Blountville, Tenn. 37617 or to Glen Alpine United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 3200 Glen Alpine Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the family of Laura White Littleton .

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Dan Andrew Livesay

KINGSPORT — Dan Andrew Livesay, 93, of Kingsport, was born April 13, 1916, in Blackwater, Va., to Joe and Flora Livesay, moved to Kingsport in 1941, and died in Kingsport on June 7, 2009.

He worked and retired from J.P. Stevens. He was a deacon at a church in Kyle’s Ford, Tenn., called the Big Door. He was loved by all who knew him. He always had a smile on his face. We know he has a big smile now with the Lord whom he loved with all his heart. He will surely be missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillie; his sister, Maggie; brothers, Fred and Lewis Livesay; and nephew, Junior Belcher.

He is survived by three daughters, Alma Faye Boggs and husband, Michael, of Johnson City, Mary Madeline Greer and husband, John, of Kingsport, Dorothy Sue Crain and husband, Roger, of Johnson City; a son, David Andrew Livesay and wife, Pricilla, of Church Hill; and special second cousin, Arnold Livesay, of Bulls Gap.

Services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, with Pastor Steve Potter from Open Arms Church officiating.

Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service.

Following the service he will be laid to rest at East Lawn Memorial Park beside his loving wife and our mother.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Livesay, John Greer, Tony Foster, Chris, Eric and T.J.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Dan Andrew Livesay.

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Ida Jo (Cooper) Livesay

Jo Livesay of Kingsport entered the Gates of Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport and a lifelong resident. Jo was co-owner and operator of Daton’s Grill. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Jo was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She loved spending time with her family, reading her Bible, and also working in her flower gardens. She had a gentle, loving spirit and touched many lives while she was here. She will be greatly missed.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Daton H. Livesay; mother, Edna Cooper; father, Cecil Cooper; sisters, Betty Sue Cooper and Jeanette Cooper; and brother, William (Bill) Cooper.

She is survived by two daughters, Terri Farthing and husband, Gail, Kingsport, and Tina Wilcox and husband, Terry, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Michael Farthing, Tia Wilcox, and Ty Wilcox; two step-grandchildren, Rob Farthing and Lori Farthing; three great-grandchildren, Taleb, Luke, and Madison; sister, Mary Rose Stapleton, Kingsport; brother, Cecil (Junior) Cooper, Jr. and wife, Patsy, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport, with Rev. Mitchell M. Whisnant officiating.

The burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David Stapleton, Alvin Cross, Danny Livesay, David Livesay, Jeremy Livesay, and Dennis Livesay. Honorary Pallbearer will be Ty Wilcox.

[Daughter of Edna Myrtle (Quillen) Cooper – Some Scott Co ancestral families – Quillen, Strong, Ison, Hensley, Peters]

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

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Lillie Alma (Reed) Livesay

Lillie Alma Livesay , 82, 1473 Holyoke St., went to be with the Lord Thursday (Jan. 7, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Lillie was born in Kyles Ford, Tenn., to the late Wesley and Laura Flanary Reed. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness faith.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Dan A. Livesay ; daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Michael Boggs and Sue and Roger Crain, Johnson City and Madeline and John Greer of Blountville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Brenda Livesay , Church Hill; a brother, Simi Reed, Morristown; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert D. Cornett officiating.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Steve Powers, Stevie Powers, Jonathan Adams, Gerald Bishop, Al Bingham and Ronnie Arnold.

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Phyllis Ann (Lane) Livesay

Mrs. Phyllis Ann Livesay, 21, of Forest View Road (Kingsport Route 2) died at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville at 8 a.m. Saturday.

She was born and spent her life in Sullivan County. She attended the Holiness Church.

Surviving are her husband, Elmer Livesay; daughter, Marcella, and son, Elmer DeWayne; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lane; sisters, Veda Mae, Bobbie Jo, Tina, Patsy, Sue and Reginia Lane; and brothers, Tommy, R. B. and Roger Lane, all of Kingsport; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Roba Salyers, Nickelsville, Va., and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rena Mae Baker, Kingsport.

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

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Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Ann Livesay of Forest View Road, who died Saturday at the age of 21, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Carter’s Chapel. The Rev. Jack Templeton and Rev. Wrightly Salling will officiate. Burial will follow in the Vermont Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Carter’s Chapel, also at 1711? Jefferson Ave., and at the parents’ home on Forest View Road. Carter’s Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS Sunday, Jan. 15, 1969)

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Sharon Price (Williams) Livesay

KINGSPORT — Sharon Williams Livesay, born June 23, 1944, to Hampton L. Williams Sr. and Audrey Ely Williams in Kingsport, passed to her new life on April 1, 2013.

Sharon graduated from Ketron High School in Arcadia, then earned a degree in education from Lincoln Memorial University. She spent her entire career as an educator in the Sullivan County School System, starting at Gravely Elementary and finishing at Kingsley Elementary. A true teacher, even in retirement, Sharon continued her calling as an educator by teaching Sunday school at her beloved Arcadia United Methodist Church and taught vacation bible school for the last few years at Holly Springs Methodist Church.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Audrey and Hampton L. Williams, Sr.; and sister, Jane Williams Parks.

She is survived by son, Jeffery Livesay; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret (Peg) and Robert McKenzie; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Hampton L. Jr. and Barbara Williams, Tom and Gayle Williams and David and Kay Williams. Mother to many, Aunt Sharon also is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Deanna, Jane Anne and Jackson Gray, Susie, Joseph, Nicholas and Marisa Varrone, Frank, Amanda and Oliver (Bowen), Alex and Jacob Bolling, and many, many other family members and friends, including her Alpha Delta Kappa sisters.

Visitation will be at the Arcadia United Methodist Church on Bloomingdale Rd. Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, Sharon’s family asks that donations be made to Arcadia United Methodist Church, 3954 Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 36660.

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Tina Marcella "Sis" Livesay

KINGSPORT - Tina "Sis" Livesay, 35, flew home with the angels on Wednesday (Aug. 19, 2004) after a lifelong illness.

A native of Sullivan County, she had lived in the area and in Virginia her entire life. She enjoyed working puzzles, coloring, laughing, feeding "Sissy's" horse and spending time with family and friends and will be missed by all that knew her. Tina is of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Elmer and Phyllis Livesay; her Papaw and Mamaw, Frank and Lizzie Livesay; a sister, Nichole Barbour; a niece, Payslee Fink Gaby; her stepdad, Jimmy Bowen; a nephew, Ricky Christian; her maternal grandmother, Corinne Lane; paternal uncle, Gary Lane; and paternal aunt, Opal Lane.

Surviving are four sisters, Amy Livesay Fink, of Kingsport, Nicky Russell and husband Brandon of Kingsport, Mary Ellen Jones of Kingsport, Mary Ann Bowen Olterman and husband Art of Portland, Tenn.; her mom, Brenda Livesay Bowen of Church Hill; her mamaw, Emma Smith of Church Hill; three brothers, Dewayne Livesay and wife Rachael of Kingsport, Adam Christian and Chad Vicars, both of Church Hill; maternal grandfather, Daniel Lane, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special loved ones at Jamidex in Abingdon, Va.; sisterly cousin, Missy Bowen Ferguson.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Family and friends may call anytime at the home of the sister, Amy Fink, 1809 Highland St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Kyle Falin officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Livesay, Adam Christian, Chad Vicars, Dakota Fink and Jessee Christian.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carter-Trent Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1129, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 to help offset the funeral expense.

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Bessie Mae (Willis) Livingston

STICKLEYVILLE, Va. - Bessie Mae Willis Livingston, 96, Wallens Creek community, died Sunday (April 10, 1994) at Lee County Community Hospital, Pen­nington Gap, Va.

She was a lifelong resident of Lee County and was a member of Livingston Chapel Baptist Church. She was a teacher in Lee County, Va., for 29 years, begin­ning in 1918 with her first school at York, near Jonesville. She also taught at Stickleyville, Elk Knob and Pennington Gap Elementary Schools. She was known for her interest in education and church activities. She was also active for many years as a member of the Veterans of World War I Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Echol Roy Living­ston; one daughter, Lucille Alli­son Livingston; her parents, Emerson and Ellen Willis; five brothers and sisters.

Surviving are one son, George Livingston, Dayton, Ohio; four daughters, Joanne Vierkandt, Memphis, Ruble McFall, Rock­ville, Md., Aileen Livingston, Washington, D.C., Carnelle Starnes, Knoxville; 11 grandchidren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Livingston Chapel Baptist Church with Elder John Henry Sybert officiating.

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

Burial will be in Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

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Marvin Lynn Loggans

Gate City, VA - Lynn Loggans, 81, of Gate City, VA, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at his home in Gate City, VA. He was born in Washington County, VA June 4, 1932 to Norman V. and Vivian Branson Loggans.

In addition to his parents, Lynn is preceded in death by his loving wife, Charlotte Ann Loggans and sister-in-law, Linda Lou Duncan.

He is survived by two sons; Patrick L. Loggans and wife Lisa of Gate City, VA and M. A. "Tony" Loggans of Yuma, VA.; grandchildren; Rachael N. Loggans Bagienski, Patrick Scott Loggans, Toni B. Loggans, Rebecca McKinley Loggans and Autumn Lynn Loggans; brother; Norman Terry Loggans and wife Connie of Columbus, GA; sisters-in-law; Mary Catherine Williams of Oak Ridge, Tn, Betty Jo Wilhelm of Bloomingdale TN, and Ellen Jane Bowen of Gate City, VA; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

The Loggans family will receive friends Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. A Masonic funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Gate City Masonic Catlett Lodge # 35 AF & AM officiating and Pat Loggans and Tony Loggans delivering the eulogies.

Graveside service for Mr. Loggans will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Terry Frazier, Jeff Frazier, Mark Blanton, Tim Wells, Sammy Bellamy, Gene Bellamy, Robbie Wilhelm and Blu Castle will serve as pallbearers. Russell Powers, Bill Carter, Mike Taylor, Woody Duncan, Johnny Williams, Ray Wilhelm, Chris Williams, David Williams and Wendlel Snapp will serve as honorary Pallbearers. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lynn Loggans.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Mescal Inez (McConnell) Loggans

KINGSPORT - Mescal Inez McConnell Loggans, 79, passed away at 10 a.m., Monday (April 4, 2005) at the Preston Place Suites.

Mescal was born April 12, 1925 in the Orebank community of Kingsport, the ninth child born to the late William E. and Sarah (Frazier) McConnell. She was married June 28, 1952 to the late William David "Dave" Loggans, who passed away Feb. 25, 2004. Mescal retired from ITT North.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven of her brothers and sisters.

Mescal is survived by her loving family, her daughter, Jane Haynes of Kingsport, and her son, David Loggans and his wife Linda of Kingsport; her grandsons, Josh Haynes and Chad Haynes; and her granddaughter, Whitney Loggans; one sister, Lucille Beddingfield of North Carolina; special friend and neighbor, Maxine McCoig. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her son, David Loggans, 1845 Fair Oaks Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with Pastor Joe Byrd officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the East Lawn Memorial Park in the garden of Prayer.

Pallbearers will be Lenny Haynes, Chad Haynes, Chris Leedy, Chris Webb, Kyle Perdue and Mickey Smith.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in the name of Mescal Loggans to the Alzheimer Center of Upper East Tennessee, 207 North Boone St. Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Kingsport Times-News
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William David "Dave" Loggans

KINGSPORT - William David "Dave" Loggans, 79, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Blackey, Ky. on Sept. 12, 1924, a son of the late James B. and Ella Jane Caudill Loggans, he had resided in this area most of his life.

Mr. Loggans married Mescal McConnell on June 28, 1952 in Kingsport.

He retired in 1989 from Valleydale following 20 years of service as supervisor. Mr. Loggans was employed at Mickey Smith Motors.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the US Pennsylvania. Mr. Loggans was of the Baptist faith.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who loved sports.

Mr. Loggans was preceded in death by his stepmother, Edith Loggans; three brothers, Paul Loggans, Bishop Loggans and Joe Loggans; and one sister, Brenda Castle.

Survivors include his wife of 51½ years, Mescal McConnell Loggans, of the home; one daughter, Jane Haynes of Kingsport; one son, David Loggans and wife, Linda of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Josh Haynes, Chad Haynes and Whitney Loggans; one sister, Annette Green of Kingsport; one brother, Leon Loggans of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Garden of Prayer in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Lenny Haynes, Chad Haynes, Chris Leedy and Mickey Smith. Military honors will be accorded by the Hammond Post #3 and the Gate City Post #265 of the American Legion.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in the name of Mescal Loggans to the Alzheimer Center of Upper East Tennessee, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Loggans Family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Marshall Allen Long

GATE CITY, Va. — Marshall Allen Long, 63, passed away Sunday (Dec. 28, 2008) at his residence with family by his side.

He was born April 20, 1945 in Church Hill (New Canton). He lived in Gate City, Va. for the past 36 years.

A member of Hale's Chapel United Methodist Church and Choir, he was also a member of the New Beginning Quartet. He worked for many years with Greyhound Bus Lines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Blanche and Eldridge Lyons; sister, Cecile Leeper; and a nephew, James Leeper, Jr.

He was survived by his wife, Sarah (Susie) Long, of the home; six daughters, Pamela Mack, Gate City, Va., Shaunda Mack (Jessee), Kingsport, Kedith Renay Anderson, Kingsport, Carmen and husband, Brian Hurt, Gate City, Va., Yolanda Mack (Sanford), Kingsport and Jonikki and husband, Ron Cope, Gate City, Va.; one son, Rodney Mack (La Tonya), Kingsport; 13 grandchildren, Tylasha Mack, Terrence Mack, D'Andre Mack, Tihlee Anderson, Brandon Mack, LaKeisha Mack, Ava Hurt, Shaniquah Mack, Savana Green, Toni Cope, Jayce Green, Brianna Hodge and Zayne Reed; one great-granddaughter, Adrianna Lane; one brother, James W. Leeper, Sr., Church Hill; aunts, Mary Johnson and Jessie Welch, Kingsport; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gladys and Buster Stacey, Weber City, Va., George and Wanda Turner, Johnson City, Wilma Lewis, Gate City, Va. and Walter Turner, St. Charles, Mo.; special friends, Contrina and Bob Payne, Gate City, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. James Snapp, Pastor Steve Templeton and the Rev. Rochelle Maxwell officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir, New Beginnings and Janice Sharp.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Canton Cemetery, Church Hill (community of New Canton). The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Wood, Jeff Parkey, Jason Shoemaker, Robert Goff, Troye Anderson and Antwon Goff.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Muncey, Sr., Wallace Ross, Sr., Jack Anderson, Offeyette Robinette.

Contributions may be made to Gate City Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, Va. 24251 at the request of the family of Mr. Long.

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

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Ronald Leonard Long II

KINGSPORT - Ronald Leonard Long II, 30, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (June 19, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center emergency room as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a son of Ronald Leonard Long , Kingsport and Brenda Lou Powers, Nickelsville, Va.

He was a 1990 graduate of Daniel Boone High School and employed by Virginia Sealing Products.

He attended Rogersville Baptist Temple.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Tammy Smith Long , of the home; one daughter, Anna Joyce Doss, of the home; one son, Jerry Matthew Long , of the home; one sister, Vanessa Rene Long , Kingsport; and one brother, Jason Long , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the home of Mike and Becki Sheets and Jason Long of 213 Liberty Church Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Barry Rackley officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Barker, organist and the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Wayland Long

BLOUNTVILLE — Wayland Long, 77, of Blountville, passed away early Friday ( July 18, 2008 ) at his home with his daughters by his side.

Mr. Long was born in Hawkins County on Jan. 6, 1931, a son of the late John K.and Lucy (Bailey) Long.

He had lived most of his life in Sullivan County . He was an employee of Bradley Brothers Construction for over 35 years. Upon retiring he worked part-time for his brother at Long Construction.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jackie Long; three daughters, Cathy Adkins and husband, Keith of Kingsport, Karen Chafin and husband, Perry of Kingsport, Melissa Browder and husband Chris, of Blountville; five grandchildren, Nikisha Sambat, Summer Payton, Dustin Chafin, Maddie Browder and MacKenzie Browder; three great-grandchildren, Dezmond Chafin, Malaya Swafford and Kayleigh Payton.

Special thanks to Ella Ruth Quillen, Debbie Winegar and Karen Long for the wonderful care and support during this time. Also, thanks to Adventa Hospice and especially Doreen Meadows his hospice nurse.

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

Services will follow with Rev. Johnny Bowen and Rev. John Irwin officiating.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park , family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adventa Hospice-Kingsport, 2612 John B. Dennis Hwy. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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

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Ralph Hiram Looney

(June 30, 1942 - November 19, 2013)

Ralph H. Looney age 71 of Rogersville, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. He had been a resident of the Church Hill Health and Rehab Center for the last 6 years. In his early years, he attended Looney’s Chapel Church.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Church Hill Health and Rehab Center and Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital for the great care they provided.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Hugh Lee and Thelma Hammond Looney. Ralph leaves his brothers: Joe Looney of Bellflower, CA and Kenny (Judith) Looney of Franklin, TN. Sisters: Mary (Leroy) Sorah and Beulah (Ken) Shanks all of Surgoinsville. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, November 22, 2013 in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Seymore officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to services at the funeral home. Or at any time at the home of Beulah and Ken Shanks, 2375 Stanley Valley, Surgoinsville.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Hammond, Jenkins, Peters, Tipton, Adams, France, Darter, Templeton, Freeman, Lane, Wolfe, Alley, Kilgote, Williams, Buckner)

Colboch-Price Funeral Home obituaries at colbochpricefuneralhome.com

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Lula Christine (Fletcher) Lord

KINGSPORT - Christine (Fletcher) Lord, 68, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at Holston Valley Medical Center on Monday (Aug. 29, 2005).

Christine was born in Scott County, Va., and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenner Lord; and her brothers, Lawrence Fletcher and Gary Lee Fletcher.

Surviving are one daughter, Carla Lord, and daughter-in-law, Kelly Gibson, both of Kingsport; two sons, Kenneth Lord and wife Susan of Eagle, Idaho, and Donald Lord and wife Shawna of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren, John, Brandon, Ashley, Daniel, Zachary, Rebecca, Austin, Nicole and Kendra; two brothers, William Carl Fletcher of Newport News, Va., and Donald Fletcher of Dungannon, Va.; as well as several nieces, nephews and brother and sisters-in-law.

The family will receive friends anytime at 1229 East Sevier Ave.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Bessie (Rogers) Lovell

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Bessie Lovell , 91, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 2000) at her home. Born in Lee County (Jasper), Va., she was a resident of Hopewell, Va. about 25 years before returning to Lee County for the past seven years. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Lovell ; parents, Steve and Molly Carter Rogers; one daughter, Charlene Fleenor; one son, Donald Lovell ; infant twins, Paul and Paula; two sisters, Velva Scalf and Minnie Newton.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Wright and Imogene Shupe, both of Pennington Gap, Va.; son-in-law, Ben Wright, Pennington Gap, Va.; 13 grandchildren, Rick Wright, Terry Wright and Cathy Shupe, all of Pennington Gap, Jim Shupe, Woodway, Va., Doug Fleenor, Bean Station, Tenn., Jerry Fleenor, Chris Fleenor and Brenda Delph, all of Morristown, Tenn., Gary Fleenor and Wanda DeMarcus, both of Dayton, Ohio, Debbie Gavin, Jonesborough, Tenn., Sherrie Daniel, Prince George, Va., Patty Brewer, Olinger, Va.; two special great-grandsons, Matthew and Stephen Daniel, both of Prince George, Va.; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Etta Wells, Big Stone Gap, Va. and Hazel Morelock, Appalachia, Va.; four half sisters; and one half brother; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Province Funeral Home of Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Sanctuary of the funeral home with the Rev. Ernie Bledsoe officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Elizabeth Bell (Johnson) Lovell

Dec 3, 1924 – Nov 3, 2006

EXETER, Va. - Elizabeth Bell Johnson Lovell, 81, passed away Friday (Nov. 3, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Mrs. Lovell was a lifelong resident of Exeter and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Jasper Freewill Baptist Church.

She dedicated her life to taking care of her loved ones. In passed years, she was an avid supporter of the Appalachia Band Booster Club in the 1970's.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond G. Johnson Sr. and Annie Johnson; husband, Carl Lovell Sr.; daughter, Dollie Lovell; brothers, Kyle Johnson Sr., John Johnson and Billy Johnson.

Surviving are her son, Carl Lovell Jr. and daughter-in-law, Renee of Big Stone Gap; daughters, Tricia Lovell Peters and son-in-law, Jimmy of Big Stone Gap, Carolyn Lovell Sexton and son-in-law, John of Church Hill, Janet Lovell Akens and son-in-law, Harold of Big Stone Gap; grandchildren, Tony, Eric, Kelsey, Chasity, Jonathan, Derek, Casey, Alexa, Paris, Shandi, Christopher, and Chad; great-granddaughter, McKinleigh Lane; brothers, Frank Johnson of Lynchburg, Va., Raymond Johnson Jr. of West Virginia, Larry Johnson of Exeter; sisters, Reba Deaton of Dayton, Ohio, Betty Frioto of New Jersey and Eva Ruth Mobley of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gilliam Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Russell Phillips officiating.

Interment will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Grandsons and son-in-laws will serve as pallbearers.

Gilliam Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va., is serving the Lovell family.

Kingsport Times-News

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Palmer G. Lovell

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Palmer G. Lovell, 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (March 7, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center’s Wilcox Hall.

He was born in Exeter, Va. and live most of his life in Big Stone Gap. He was a retired coal miner with U.S. Steel, Lynch, Ky., with 38 years service. Mr. Lovell was a member of the U.M.W.A. District #19, Local #7425 for over 60 years. Palmer proudly served his nation as a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts. He was a member of the New Hope Assembly of God in Big Stone Gap.

Mr. Lovell was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille H. Lovell; his parents, Robert E. and Amanda (Cox) Lovell; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his children, Robert "Tunk" and Debbie Lovell of Big Stone Gap, Velma Lovell of Duffield, Va., Randy Lovell of Kingsport, Johnny and Mayra Lovell of Appalachia, Va. and Lisa and Johnny Chandler of Big Stone Gap; one stepson, Edward Holder of Cherry Point, N.C.; 17 grandchildren, Jonathan Lovell, Misty Lovell, April Lovell, Ashley Lovell, Amanda Boggs, Johnny Lovell, II, Aaron Lovell, Keina Lovell, Alissa Chandler, Johnny Chandler, Jr., Sharona Burke, Bobbi Needham, Belinda Young, Donna Gilley, Ricky Gilley, Cindy Holder and Susan Holder; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Carr of Fredericksburg, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jewel Bledsoe of Big Stone Gap.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at New Hope Assembly of God in Big Stone Gap.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. today in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Rick Whitten and Pastor Pat Rasnake officiating.

Military rites, by the Virginia National Guard Honors Team and local V.F.W. and D.A.V. Posts, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the church by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Newton, Johnny Lovell, II, Aaron Lovell, Johnny Chandler, Jr., Terry Kessee and Jonathan Lovell.

Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap is serving the Lovell family.

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Richard Steven Lovell

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Richard Steven Lovell, 43, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning (March 18, 2005) at Wellmont-Lonesome Pine Hospital.

He was born Dec. 30, 1961 and had lived in Big Stone Gap his entire life. He was a coal miner with Paramount Coal Co., with 10 years of service, and served on the mine rescue team.

He was a Christian.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry M. Lovell.

Surviving are his loving wife of 25 years, Gina M. Lovell; two daughters, Christi Lovell and Brittney Lovell, both of Big Stone Gap; one son, Zachary S. Lovell, of the home; one very special grandson, Brayden Zaine Lovell; his mother, Helen P. Lovell, of Big Stone Gap; seven sisters, Jackie Bowman and husband, Frank, of Wise, Va., Cathy Lambert and husband, C.O., Diania Barnett and husband, Cotton, Teresa Williams and husband, James, Leisa Gilley and husband, Tony, Janet Williams and husband Claude, all of Big Stone Gap, and Louise Barnett and husband, Gus, of Imboden, Va.; three brothers, Henry Lovell Jr., Keith Lovell and wife, Bobbi Jo, of Big Stone Gap, and Timothy Lovell of Kingsport; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at New Hope Assembly of God in Big Stone Gap.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the church sanctuary with Pastor Rick Whitten officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Assembly of God to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be brothers and nephews.

Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lantha Estell (Williams) Lowe

GATE CITY, Va. - Lantha Lowe, 94, entered into rest Tuesday (April 11, 2006) at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Jan. 29, 1912, to the late Thomas Patton Williams and Polly Williams. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Lowe; daughter, Helen Peters Touton, June 2005; one brother; four sisters; and son-in-law, Robert C. Peters.

Surviving her are two daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis Lowe, Jackie and Joe Bellamy, all of Gate City, Va.; son, Lowell and Jean Lowe, Church Hill; sisters, Iva Wisley and Hazel Williams, both of Gate City, Va.; granddaughters, Susan Peters, Jenny Peters, Lisa and Mike Castle; great-grandsons, David Gardner, Mark Gardner, Jason Castle and fiancée, Holly Sanders, and Josh Castle; son-in-law, Ray Touton; step-grandson, Rick and Jenny Touton; step-great-grandson, Eric and Kim Touton; and great-great-grandson, Jaden.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the home of Jackie and Joe Bellamy.

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

Music will be provided by Eddie Henry, Phyllis and Ken Pierce.

Graveside services will be 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.

Pallbearers will be David Gardner, Mark Gardner, Jason Castle, Josh Castle, Mike Castle and Eddie Henry.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Brian Center for the special care given to our mother and the entire family.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Lowe family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Audrey Dell (Lane) Lucas

DUNGANNON, Va. - Audrey D. Lucas, 80, entered into rest Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at her residence.

She was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Scott County, Va. to the late J.L. and Allie Lane.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and retired from Scott County School System as a homebound teacher. She was a charter member of Cassell's Chapel.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar O. Lucas in 1970; sister, Anna Ruth Lane; and one brother, D.L. Lane.

Surviving are four daughters and special son-in-law, Eula and J.M. Dorton, Susie Lucas, Darlene Porter, all of Dungannon, Va., and Geraldine Lucas, Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Ronnie Dorton, Pamela Saul, Renae Crawford and Greg Lucas; five great-grandchildren, Travis Dorton, Nicole Trent, Jennifer Trent, Stephanie Crawford and Heather Crawford; one sister, Anna Lee Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; two nieces; and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Cassell's Chapel Church with the Rev. Joe Roberts, the Rev. John F. McCarroll and the Rev. L.W. Salling officiating. Music will be provided by Blood Bought.

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

Burial will follow the service at Cox Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Benny Dooley and Earl Justice will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

Kingsport Times-News

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Claudia (Loomis) Lucas

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Claudia Lucas , 67, Nickelsville, Va., passed away Thursday ( March 24, 2011 ), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Lucas was born in Ravenna, Ohio, on Sept. 28, 1943, the daughter of the late Robert and Flora Dorland Loomis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepson, Clyde Lucas , Jr.

Surviving is her husband, Clyde Lucas , Nickelsville , Va. ; daughters, Peggy Derring, Dungannon , Va. , Kim Lane , Fort Blackmore , Va. , and Sandra Hall, Fort Blackmore , Va. ; sons. Troy Lucas , Baltimore, Md., Ronnie Lucas , Dungannon, Va. and Ricky Lucas , Kingsport; grandchildren, Douglas Urnick, Terry Urnick, Billy Love, Kristie Love and Troy Lucas II; great-grandchildren, Landon Williams, Ariana Urnick, Terry Urnick Jr., Harold Urnick, Tyler Collins, Tabitha Lucas , Troy Lucas , III , with one more expectant great-grandchild; sisters, Edie Vaughn, Akron, Ohio, Sandy Wise, Brimfield, Ohio, and Debbie Dorland, Akron, Ohio; brothers, Joe Moskal, Akron, Ohio, Bobby Loomis, Ravenna, Ohio, and Stevie Moskal, Ravenna, Ohio; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Dungannon.

A memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Beavers officiating.

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

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Lemuel Ray Lucas

NICKELSVILLE — Lemuel Ray Lucas, 86, a lifelong resident of the Dungannon community, passed away Feb. 19, 2009 at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

Mr. Lucas was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 27, 1922, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Easter Ellen Cox Lucas.

He was a farmer and a timber cutter throughout Scott County. He loved his granddaughters, who were his pride and joy, and he was a dog lover.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Claude, Eugene and Roy Lucas; and five sisters, Rebecca Fletcher, Gertrude Bush, Edith Alvis, Alfie Kate Lucas, and Melissa Lambert.

Surviving are his sons, Scotty Lucas and wife Tina, of Yuma, Va., and Rodney Lucas and fiancée Julie Littleton, of Sullivan Gardens; daughter, Delores Whitley and husband Tommy, of Kingsport; grandchildren, Rebekah Lucas and Audrey Lucas, of Yuma, Va., and Kelsey Whitley, Kingsport; brother, Fred Lucas and wife Evelyn, of Corencro, La.; sisters-in-law, Winnie Lucas and Mozella Lucas, both of Dungannon, Va., along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Karnes officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Sunday at the Cox Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.

Joshua Littleton, Carl Edward Gibson, Travis Whitley, Troy Lucas, Allen Lucas and Walter Lucas will serve as pallbearers.

Carl Culbertson, Hubert Lambert and Jimmy Fricker will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lemuel Ray Lucas.

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Margaret Ellen Lucas

DUNGANNON, Va. - Margaret "Granny" Ellen Lucas, 82, entered into rest Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Matthew James Lucas, Sr. and Emma Lou Whistlehunt Lucas.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Pamela Lucas.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Lucas and Mary Lou Dooley, both of Dungannon, Va.; one son, Harless Gibson, Dungannon, Va.; three sisters, Mildred Baldwin, Wabash, In., Frankie Brickey, Westchester, Pa., and Lillian Lucas, Deleware; two brothers, Franklin Lucas, Westchester, Pa., and Matthew James Lucas, Jr., Wabash, In.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. James Mann and Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

Music will be provided by Toke Hensley and friends.

Burial will follow the service at the Gibson and Lucas Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Finch, John Gibson, Brett Gibson, Doug Lucas, Ryan Dooley, Matthew Sweeney, Matthew Folk and Chris Folk.

Kingsport Times-News

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Oscar O. Lucas

DUNGANNON -- Oscar O. Lucas, 56, Rt. 1, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Monday [10/19/1970] after a long illness. He was a life-long resident of Scott County, an employe of the Dungannon Lumber Co. and a member of Cassell's Chapel Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Audry Dell Lucas; daughters, Mrs. Eula Lee Borton [Dorton], Dungannon, Mrs. Lynn Darlene Porter, Coeburn, Miss Susie Jeanette Lucas, Kingsport, and Miss Gearldine Lucas, Dungannon; sisters, Mrs. Maude Walker and Mrs. Kate Swartz, both of Johnson City, and Mrs. Rosie Sweeney, Clinchco; brothers, Charles Lucas, Clinchco, and Grover Lucas, Dungannon.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsport News, Tuesday, October 20, 1970

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary (Mendenhall) Lumpkins

KINGSPORT - Mary Mendenhall Lumpkins, 85, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at her home.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Lumpkins was a homemaker and a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Walter Lumpkins; son, Charles Edward Lumpkins; parents, Jessie and Cora Mendenhall; sisters, Edith Lawson and Ella Mae Bowen; brothers, Charlie Mendenhall, Bradley Mendenhall, and George Mendenhall.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Frances) Thacker, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Libby Thacker Tunstill, Lawrenceville, Ga., Shannon Lumpkins, Kingsport, Brent Thacker, Nashville; one great-granddaughter, Caitlin Tunstill, Lawrenceville, Ga.; one sister, Jean McPherson, Dobson, N.C.; three brothers, Lloyd Mendenhall, Duffield, Va., Ralph Mendenhall and Lewis C. Mendenhall, both of Blackwater, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport, or any time at the home of the daughter, 4045 Blackoak Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Danny Gene "Joe Joe" Lundy

MOUNT CARMEL — Danny Gene "Joe Joe" Lundy, 67, of Mount Carmel, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Wise County, Va. (Coeburn) and had lived in Maryland for seven years, Yuma, Va., for over 31 years, and in Mount Carmel since 1998. Joe Joe retired from Holston Defense Corp. after over 30 years service. He attended the First Assembly of God of Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Angie Lundy.

He is survived by his wife of over 46 years, Joann Robinson Lundy, of the home; two daughters, Joyce Lundy of Church Hill and Karen Blessing and husband, Roy Allen, of Yuma, Va.; one son, Michael Ryan Lundy of Nashville; five grandchildren, Maggie Gilliam and Jed, Megan Christian and Andrew, Candace Sanders and Matt, Rachel Blessing and Ashley Blessing; three great-grandchildren, Pacy and Gracie Gilliam, and Lundy Addington; one sister, Patsy Terhune, of Lancaster, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Harold Shoemaker officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Talbert, Claude Gobble, Bobby Henry, Jack Sanders, Jack Johnson, and Billy Dingus.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Grimm, John Chapman, Harvey Hubbard, Paul Fields, and Bill Whitley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Patsy Ann (Nelson) Luster

KNOXVILLE - Patsy Nelson Luster, 69, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning ( Nov. 14, 2002 ) at Saint Mary Holston Health Care.

Mrs. Luster is a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City, Texas . She attended Beech Grove Baptist Church ( Louisville , Tenn. ) and dedicated her life to serving the Lord.

She retired from G&T Industries on March 31, 1998 after 10 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan M. Nelson and Nora Starnes Lane ; her husband, the Rev. Charles Elmer Luster; and her grandparents, Ezra and Nannie Starnes.

Surviving are daughters, Kathy Ketron and husband Bill of Kingsport, Nancy Luster of Knoxville; son, Howard Luster and wife Theresa of Texas City, Texas; grandchildren, David Ketron, Andrea Pondant, Amy Joyner, Jan Luster, Sherry Simmons and Jennifer Jackson; great-grandchildren, Anthony Pondant and Lane Simmons; sister, Kaye Medlin of Kingsport; her lifelong friend, Henrietta Kendrick; also numerous 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. David Luster and the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Gary Medlin, Danny Medlin, Kevin Hite, Jason Hite, Brandon Krantz and Andy Wolfe.

Memorials may be made to the Fibrosis Foundation or the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Ave., Suite No. 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Lois Annabell (Estepp) Lynch

Gate City, VA - Lois Annabell Lynch, 91, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, November 25, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Lynch was born in Scott County, VA on October 24, 1922, the daughter of the late Elbert Martin and Maggie Lane Estepp. She was of the Apostolic faith.

In addition to her parents, her husband, George Lynch and sisters Claudia Spivey, Nettie Bartlett, Madge Boy and a special niece Teresa Calhoun preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Williams and husband, Dwayne, Gate City, VA, Joan Barber and husband, Michael, Gate City, VA, Linda Sexton and husband, David, Kingsport, TN, Eva Edwards and husband, Larry, Gate City, VA, Sharon Smith and husband, Greg, Kingsport, TN, and Karen Grizzle and husband, Dennis, Gate City, VA; son, Sherman Lynch and wife, Margaret, Cookville, TN; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; brothers, Harmie Estepp and wife, Betty, Gate City, VA and Arthur Estepp and wife, Anna Ruth, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Pentecostal Powerhouse. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Adam Williams, Rev. Wes Edwards, and Rev. Evan Grizzle officiating. Her grandchildren will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and her nephews along with Rickey Calhoun will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lois Annabell Lynch.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Billy J. Lyon

Billy J. Lyon, age 74, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away February 20, 2004, at his residence.

Born on May 29,1929 in Clinchport, Va. to William Harvey and Rosa Bishop Lyon. He married Wilma Kathleen Benton on June 12,1950 in Harlan, Ky. She died on July 8, 1985 in Peoria, Ill.

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

He was an inspector in Building BB in East Peoria at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the UAW Local No.974.

His survivors include three sons, Gregory H. (Laurie) Lyons of Germantown Hills, Ill., Donald A. (Kimberly) Lyon of East Peoria, Ill., Randall S. Lyon of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Deiters Funeral Home in Washington, with the Rev. Steve Hardin officiating.

Burial followed in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, Ill.

Memorials mav be made to the American Diabetes Association.

This announcement is made courtesy of Deiters Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Carrol Lyon

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Clyde Carrol Lyon, 78, died Tuesday (April 7, 1992) at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield.

A native of Scott County, he was a farmer and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Rosa Bishop Lyon.

Surviving are three brothers, Billy J. Lyon, Peoria, Ill., James E. Lyon, Clinchport, and Kenneth E. Lyon, Weber City; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Scott County Funeral Home.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Anthony Lyon

KINGSPORT — David A. Lyon, age 46, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord and his loving wife on Wednesday (June 11, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.

David was born on May 19, 1962 in Kingsport and lived here all his life.

He was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church. He worked at Indian Path Hospital for over 20 years in the Radiology department.

David never met a stranger and left a lasting impression on everyone who came into his life. He always had a smile on his face and loved to laugh. He enjoyed being with family and friends, travelling and gardening. He was a car enthusiast and was always ready to go on a trip. He had a kind, loving and generous heart, always thinking of others before himself. This world is a better place because he was in it, and he will be missed more than words can say.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Kay Cooper Lyon.

He is survived by his son, Travis David Lyon of Kingsport; his parents, Paul and Dolphine Lyon of Kingsport; one brother, Michael Lyon and wife Suzanne of Kingsport; four sisters, Reta Cooper and special brother-in-law Don of Blountville, Claudi Lyon of Dalton, Ga., Lyla Anderson and husband Warren of Kingsport, Cindy Fluce and husband Don of Kingsport; nieces and nephews, Cheyanne Hill, Melissa Memoli, Amy Cooper, James Lyon, Rachel Anderson, and Samantha, Stephanie, and Elliot Fluce; great niece and nephew, Anna and Jackson Hill and a special great nephew, Dominic Memoli; special aunt Jeet; special friends, Mark and Tonya Warner, and Robin and Mac McConnell; two special companions, Bonnie and Max; numerous aunts and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Saturday in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home from 12 to 2 p.m.

Funeral services will follow with Reverend Bill Cahill and Reverend Danny Hensley officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Masonic Garden.

Pallbearers will be Terrell Reid, Mark Hagy, Mark Leonard, Tony Galloway, Ronnie Nunley, and Scott Byerly.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Warner, Mac McConnell and Marty Ward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vermont UMC, 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of David A. Lyon.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edith Irene (Bowling) Lyon

Edith Lyon, age 88 of Weber City, VA., went to be with the Lord peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Lyon grew up in the Clinchport community of Scott County, Virginia. She was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Lyon; parents, A. C. and Eva Dell Bowling; two sisters; and two brothers.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan Lyon of the home; son, Adrian Lyon and wife Beth of Kingsport; and four sisters, Ada Ruth Newman of Kingsport, Sue Carter of Duffield, VA, Leola Olinger and Husband J.M. of Johnson City, TN and Sylvia Thompkins of Church Hill, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 23, 2012 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home with Reverend Don Hanshew officiating.

The entombment service will follow in the Chapel Mausoleum at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Blevins, Scotty Wood, Ronald Carter, Donald Carter, George Perry Newman and Jim Samuel Olinger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Holston View United Methodist Church and/or Tri-Cities Baptist Church.

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

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kay (Cooper) Lyon

KINGSPORT - Kay Cooper Lyon, 60, Kingsport, passed away on Friday (June 29, 2007) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. after a brief illness.

Kay attended Lynn View High School and was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of East Tennessee State University. Following graduation she worked with Oak Ridge National Lab for five years. She then returned to Kingsport and worked at Eastman for thirty-three years. She was an active member of Vermont United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and played the hand bells. She also served on numerous church committees. She was an avid bridge player and loved vacationing with her family, most frequently at Disney World. She was an enthusiastic sports fan and especially loved UT football and lady vol basketball. She also loved the Boston Red Sox and the Indianapolis Colts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles K. and Eula D. Cooper; and her brother, Wayne Cooper.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, David; and her son, the apple of her eye, Travis; her brother, Don and his wife, Reta Lyon Cooper; and two special nieces, Melissa Faye Memoli and Amy Cooper; the daughters of her late brother, Martha Suronen and Shari Besselieu; and her special great-nephew, Dominic Cooper Memoli. She is also survived by her loving parents-in-law, Paul and Dolphine Lyon.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Vermont United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Rev. Bill Cahill and Rev. Danny Hensley officiating.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 12 p.m. in the Masonic Garden of Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Harold Sheffield, Paul Reynolds, Ken Bell, Jim Bell, Tony Galloway and Ronnie Nunley.

Honorary pallbearers are Mac McConnell and Mark Warner.

Memorial contributions for Kay C. Lyon may be made to the Vermont United Methodist Church Choir.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kay C. Lyon.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Thomas Lyon

KINGSPORT — Paul Thomas Lyon, 83, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (May 5, 2009) following a brief illness at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was a member of Morrison City Christian Church where he was one of the original deacons and served on the Building Maintenance Committee. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #688. After 41 years of service, he retired from Tennessee Eastman, spending most of those years in the Tenite Division. He was a master builder, craftsman and gardener. If he could visualize it, he could build it; if he could take it apart, he could fix it.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry R. and Bertie C. Lyon; brothers, Robert, Ralph, Bailey and little Gene; sister, Lovely Marie Solomon; and his beloved son, David Anthony Lyon.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dolphine Penley Lyon; his children, Reta and Don Cooper, Blountville, Mike and Suzanne Lyon, Kingsport, Claudi Lyon, Dalton, Ga., Lyla and Warren Anderson, Kingsport, Cindy and Don Fluce, Kingsport; his grandchildren Cheyanne and Mike Hill, Jonesborough, Melissa and John Memoli, Alexandria, Va., Amy and Bryant Pickney, Knoxville, James Lyon, Charlotte, N.C., Rachel Anderson, Travis Lyon, Samantha Fluce, Stephanie Fluce and Elliot Fluce, all of Kingsport; his great-grandchildren, Jackson Michael Hill, Anna Paxton Hill, Dominic Cooper Memoli and Harper Pickney; his sister, Betty Boyer; his sister-in-law, Jeanette Penley; several nieces and nephews; his companions sheltie, Ellie Blue and calico cat, Bailey.

The family would like to thank Wellmont Hospice, especially Misty Venett and Dr. Robert Funke.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Morrison City Christian Church.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today at the church with Ministers Bob Underwood and Jerry Williams officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are James Lyon, Travis Lyon, Elliot Fluce, Mike Hill, John Memoli, Bryant Pickney, Bart Rowlett, and David Weinhold.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackson Michael Hill, Dominic Cooper Memoli and Harper Pickney.

Special music by Adoration, Rachel Anderson and David Ree.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morrison City Christian Church, P.O. Box 4006, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665 for the beautification of the sanctuary.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Paul Thomas Lyon.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gina Sue (Begley) Lyons

KINGSPORT — Gina Sue Begley Lyons, 39, of Kingsport, passed away Monday (June 1, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Gina was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport).

She was preceded in death by her father, Darrell Begley.

She is survived by her mother, Cathy Crawford of Kingsport; one daughter, Brittany Begley of Kingsport; one son, Ethan Begley of Kingsport; maternal grandparents, R.F. and June Quillin of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one sister, Keri Begley and Mike Lifford of Kingsport; special friend, Rick Bishop of Kingsport; one niece, Mahala Lifford; one nephew, Seth Lifford; along with special aunts and uncles, Brenda and Billy Caldwell, Ronnie and Sandra Quillin, Sharon and Bill Lane, Melinda and Kenny Clevenger, Don and Linda Quillin, Dwight and Susan Quillin, Donna and Bill Wampler, Jr., Janet and Tim Strayhorn, Helen Boatman, Gayla Hatch and Donna Gillenwater; and a host of loving cousins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the home on Ball Orchard Private Drive, Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Music will be by Kenny Clevenger.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Ethan Begley, Mike Lifford, Daniel Clevenger, Matt Wampler, Phillip Clevenger and Rick Bishop will be serving as pallbearers. Michael Clevenger and Josh Wampler will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Daniel Lyons

(Descendant of several Scott Co families – Lyons, Bailie, Webb, Bishop, Dishner_

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. — James Daniel Lyons, 59, of Rutledge, passed away at his home Dec. 30, 2008 after battling cancer for the last year and a half.
Mr. Lyons was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Army 1st Air Calvary Division and receiving numerous metals including a bronze star. He has been a truck driver for the last 10 years.
Mr. Lyons was preceded in death by his parents, Bailey and Bessie Ruth Lyons; and his brother, Joe Lyons.
Survivors include is wife Gloria Flowers; loving daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Warren Hutchins; two grandchildren, Wesley and Warren Hutchins Jr.; brothers, Robert and Craig Lyons, both of Texas; step-daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Allen Wachtel; step-son, Berry Flowers; four step-grandchildren, Dakota, Nathaniel, Alexandra and Megan Wachtel; and numerous friends.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport, Tenn. with a reception to follow.
Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Rutledge, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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