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Doris (Lee) Maddux

KINGSPORT — Doris Maddux of Kingsport passed away Thursday evening (Feb. 5, 2009) at her home after an extended illness.

She was born April 1, 1935 and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Doris loved her 39 years as an elementary school teacher. Her grandchildren, Jay and Lauren St. Onge, filled her life with joy.

Her parents, J.D. and Margaret Lee, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, J.R. Maddux; her daughter, Shaun St. Onge; son-in-law, Tim St. Onge; and grandchildren, Jay and Lauren St. Onge of Atlanta, Ga.

The family would like to send their sincere thanks to the staff members of the church and all their loving friends for their prayers and support during this difficult time and also a sincere thanks to Amedisys Hospice.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Colonial Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Burton officiating. Family visitation will be after the celebration of life service at the church.

Doris’ wishes were to be cremated. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Doris Maddux.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Earl Flanders Maddux Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Earl F. Maddux, Sr., 73, Route 4, died Saturday (April 11, 1992) at his residence.

He was a native of Scott County and a former employee of Tennessee Eastman Company.

He was a member of Hiltons Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Flanders Hobbs and Lona McNutt Maddux; and his wife, Mary McMurray Maddux.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Maddux Harrison, Kingsport; one son, Earl Maddux, Jr., Laurel, Md.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Uva Maddux, Kingsport, Mrs. Juanita Bays, Hiltons, Mrs. Elsie Derting and Mrs. Wilma Sue Wilson, both of Gate City, and Mrs. Clara Faye Wood, Weber City; two brothers, Leonard Maddux, Kingsport, and Ralph Maddux, Anderson, Ind.

Calling hours are from 2,to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the daughter, 148 Liberty Church Road, Colonial Heights.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Earl Austin and the Rev. F.M. Bays officiating.

Grandsons and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Odis Matilda (Harris) Maddux

KINGSPORT - Odis Matilda Harris Maddux, 83, of Konnarock Road, departed this life Friday evening (Nov. 30, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Washington County, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport. Mrs. Maddux was a member of Fidelis Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry Harris and Otra Litton Harris; sisters, Mable Drusk, Gladys Crawford, Myrtle Hurt and Ardis Faust; and brother, Ted Harris.

Odis was a loving wife of Robert Leonard Maddux for 66 years. November 30, 2001 was their anniversary. Also surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Edsel Craft, of Memphis, Betty and Michael Basham, of Wise, Va., and Carlyon Marie and Jack Osteen, of Banner Elk, N.C.; grandchildren, Dr. Robert Craft, of Knoxville, Jacquelin Mikeluza, of Huntsville, Ala., Dr. Christopher Basham, of Bristol, Va., Jonathan Osteen, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Michelle Wills, of Emory, Va., Jill Mosley, of Virginia Beach, Va., Joshua Osteen and Jennifer Osteen, both of Pensacola, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Kris Montsinger, Marie, Thomas and Matthew Mikuleza, Kaitlyn Osteen; brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Audaleen McNutt, Bristol, Va.; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Scott Clara Faye Wood, Mrs. F.M. Juanita Bays, Elsie Derting and Wilma Sue Wilson.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the church with Dr. Marvin Cameron and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

Remarks will be by the grandchildren. Music will be provided by Susan Hoover.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Holston View Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Big Brothers Sunday School class and Dr. Locke Carter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kingsport.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Leonard Maddux

KINGSPORT — Robert Leonard Maddux, 94, of 1216 Konnarock Rd., went home to be with his Savior on April 26, 2009.

In 1959, Leonard received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

. Because of this, his family can say with confidence,

"to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." II Cor. 5:8

Leonard Maddux was born to Flanders and Lona (McNutt) Maddux of Hiltons, Va. in 1915 and was the second of eight children. He married Odis Harris in 1935 and they were married for 66 years until her death in 2001. He retired from Eastman Kodak. Mr. Maddux was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsport. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner who loved helping with the disabled children.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his three sisters, Uva Maddux, Juanita Bays and Wilma Sue Wilson; two brothers, Earl Maddux and Ralph Maddux.

Mr. Maddux is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Edsel Craft, Memphis, Betty and Michael Basham, Ahoskie, N.C., Carolyn and Jack Osteen, Elk Park, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Dr. Robert Craft, Knoxville, Jacqueline Mikuleza, Huntersville, N.C., Dr. Christopher Basham, Wise, Va., Jonathan Osteen, Mount Carmel, Michelle Smith, Wise, Va., Jill Moseley, Huntersville, N.C., Pastor Joshua Osteen, Pennington Gap, Va., and Jennifer Osteen, Kingsport; 15great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Derting and Clara Faye Wood.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. with Pastor Joshua Osteen and Dr. Ron Davis officiating.

Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating.

Grandchildren, nephews and nieces will serve as pallbearers.

Sincere gratitude is extended to the family of long-time friend, Okey Frazier.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kingsport.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Leonard Maddux.

Dwight L. Moody once said, "Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Zella Mendel (Bellamy) Manier

JOHNSON CITY - A well known entrepreneur and civic leader died Saturday, (March 10, 2007), at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mrs. Zella B. Manier, 91, died following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Manier moved to Johnson City in 1955 and with her husband, Allen Manier established the Artiste School of Cosmetology and then later operated six beauty salons in the Johnson City area.

Along with her husband, Allen Manier, they became active in the Johnson City Community Theatre.

During the same time, she joined Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and served on the Administrative Board.

She also worked with the Drama Department of the church.

With the help of Mrs. Myrtle Meade and her husband, she helped organize and founded a self-improvement program for the Johnson City Girls Club. This program resulted in rewarding the girl who made the biggest improvement with a "Girl of the Month Award" which consisted of a plaque and gift.

She also served as president of the League of Women Voter's and worked the Chamber of Commerce to bring about the first charter change for Johnson City to remove limits on the City Manager's salary.

She and Mr. Manier were founding members of the North Johnson City Business Club.

She was also appointed to serve on the committee to organize the Senior Citizens, was appointed a member of Text Book Selection Committee for the Johnson City School System, and served two terms as President of Rocky Mount Historical Association.

Mrs. Manier was one of the organizers and founding member of the Let's Keep Living Council, an environmental action group, and was one of the signers of the charter in getting law passed against open burning in Washington County and was an organizing force in convincing Johnson City of the need and benefits of recycling which Johnson City manages today.

The city appointed her Chairperson of the United Nations Day and with the help of the Ministerial Association did a city wide celebration and held an educational program for WJHL television station.

She served as Program Committee Chairman in the Appalachian Girl Scouts Council that covered 17 counties in Southwest Virginia and Tennessee, served as a founding member of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County in which she served as board member of eight years, served as President of Northside Elementary PTA for two terms, served as board member and finance chairman at Town Acres Elementary School PTA as well at Northside Elementary.

Mrs. Manier was appointed by Gov. Don Sundqust to serve on the Hire the Handicapped committee, was founding member and charter signer of the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, was a member of the Altrusa Club and election news reporter for all National News Networks for many years.

Mrs. Manier was a member of the Johnson City Book Club, appointed to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Johnson City, served for two terms as president of the Tennessee Cosmetology Association, was a founding member of the Johnson City Women's Club and served on the executive board as well as the program chairman.

In the 1980s, Mrs. Manier was appointed to the Washington County Technology School Advisory board where she served eight years, served two terms on the Washington County Grand Jury where she was secretary for both terms, was nominated by the Johnson City Community Theatre for the J.C. Penny Golden Rule award in which she was named top winner.

She was awarded a Life Membership in the Johnson City Community Theatre in 1990 and was only the fourth person to receive this honor.

She served on the board for the Cancer Society and was drafted to revive the "Look Good-Feel Better Program" for the Upper East Tennessee Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society, served on the Families First Committee to form the date of organization, was active in the Locks of Love, Hugs for Children Program which provides wigs to children who suffer permanent hair loss for any reason, and in 1999 was awarded the Sunrise Award from the organization for conducting the best program in Tennessee.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Eliza Ellen Spivey Bellamy.

Mrs. Manier was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil Bellamy, Herbert Bellamy and Carl Bellamy; five sisters, Lakie Peters, Minnie Pendleton, Fannie Davidson, Dorothy Ketron and Mildred Bellamy.

Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Riddle and husband Charlie, of Johnson City; one brother, Walter Bellamy of Mt. Carmel; three sisters, Daphne Linville of Erwin, Geraldine Gray of Kingsport and Vilas Sykes and husband Harry, of Gray; former husband, Allen H. Manier of Darlen, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. from the chapel of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Manier will be held Tuesday, at 8 p.m. from the sanctuary of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Taylor, Rev. Lauri Jo Cranford and Mike Lester officiating.

Graveside committal services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Chapel Road, Kingsport. For those planning to attend the graveside service, they are asked to meet at the cemetery

Active pallbearers who are asked to meet at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday will be Donnie Bellamy, Roddy Bird, Wally Gray, Kenton Hall, Ken Harrison, Danny Justice, Jeff Morris, Ryan Salyer, Chip Thomason and Trey Triplett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Epps III, Stewart Cannon, Paul Premo, Doug Carter, John Lowry, Rusty Crowe, David Davis and members of the Johnson City Community Theatre.

For those who prefer, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or to the Johnson City Community Theatre, 600 E. Maple Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, of Johnson City is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Paul Manis

(His wife’s family is from Scott Co. Do not know his family. (DWL))

SURGOINSVILLE - Ralph Paul Manis, 73, 2523 E. Main St., passed away Tuesday (April 24, 2001) at Indian Path Hospital after an extended illness.

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

Surviving are his wife, Emily Frazier Manis, of the home; three daughters, Katchy Carpenter and Ella Garcia and husband, Jorge, both of Rogersville, and Carolyn Golden, Surgoinsville; stepmother, Ida Manis, Rogersville; sister, Betty Trent, Rogersville; three grandchildren, Daniel Golden, Johnny Carpenter, both of Surgoinsville, and Ella Carpenter, Rogersville.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Long’s Bend Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Phillips officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Arlan Ray Mann

KINGSPORT — Arlan Ray Mann, 96, formerly of Kingsport, Carter Valley Road and Morrison City, passed away at his daughter’s home in South Carolina [abt 3/15/2009].

Arlan was born in Scott Co, Va. on June 18, 1912, son of the late William Nicklous Mann and Bessie Jane Russell Mann.He loved to fish and travel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dovia [(Lane)] Mann; and four brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Naomi S. Williams and her husband, Walter Williams; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; six nieces; and five nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Clarence E. Bear officiating.

Graveside services will be held in the chapel following the funeral service.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Arlan Ray Mann.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil Douglas Mann

GATE CITY, Va. - Cecil Douglas Mann, 63, Gate City, Va., died Thursday (Oct. 17, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County. He was a retired clerk with 26 years of service with the Virginia ABC board. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Walter Mann and Guillmatt Cleek Mann in 1986.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Gilliam Mann, Gate City, Va.; one son, William Douglas "Doug" Mann, Kingsport; and one grandchild.

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

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Claudia Marie (Peters) Mann

GATE CITY, Va. -- Claudia Marie Peters Mann , 74, died Thursday (March 6, 1998) at her residence. A life long residence of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Mann was a homemaker. She was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mann (1988); her parents, Logan Samuel and Edna Flanary Peters; and a brother, Cecil (Buck) Peters. Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Mann , Nickelsville, Va.; three sisters, Clara Hamilton, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mrs. W.L. (Ruby) Crook, Weber City, Va., and Mrs. Ray (Elsie) Tipton Jr., Clinchport, Va.; a sister-in-law, Faye Mann , Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Faye Mann , 131 E. Highland Street, Gate City, Va. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dale K. Mann

DUNGANNON, Va. — Dale K. Mann, 64, entered into rest Thursday (Nov. 13, 2008).
He was born May 6, 1944 in Wise County, Va.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Paul Mann. Including his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; daughter, Kelly Marie Mann; and infant twin siblings.
Survivors include his mother, Marie Hilton Mann, Bristol, Va., formerly of Dungannon, Va.; daughter, Tracy Patrick and husband, Randy, Lebanon, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Nickey Mann and Danah Cross, Bluff City; daughter, Rhonda Mann; grandchildren, Lance Corp. Charles "Christopher" Curtis, USMC, Kings Bay, Ga., Ryan Patrick, Lebanon, Va., Jackson Mann and Lacey Mann, both of Bluff City; and Anna Marie Mann Crabtree, of Lebanon, Va., ex-wife of 32 years.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Father Roland Hautz of St. Patrick’s Church, Dungannon, Va.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mann-Corder Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mann family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Lillie (Fuller) Smith Mann

KINGSPORT - Edna Lillie Fuller Mann went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Sept. 28, 2003) at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided most of her life in Kingsport. She was an LPN for 30 years at Holston Valley Community Hospital. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Harris and JoAnn Robberson, both of Kingsport; one son, David L. Smith, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Lanny Robberson and Sheila Jeter; three great-grandchildren, Trevor Robberson, Ashley Jeter and Lexus Jeter; one sister, Polly Repass, Kingsport; two brothers, Pat Fuller and Jim Fuller, both of Gate City, Va.; one special niece, Judy Fuller, Kingsport; one special nephew, Hugh Kyle Rogers, of Florida.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lawson Confederate Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, c/o Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662-9968.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gary Wayne Mann

KINGSPORT — Gary Wayne Mann, 52, of Kingsport, died Thursday (May 01, 2008). After a long illness, Gary accepted the Lord as his Savior before he passed away.

He was a graduate of Sullivan West High School and worked in the family business in excavation.

His father, Lester Furrell Mann; brother, Jackie Lester Mann; paternal grandparents, Kate and Frank Mann; maternal grandparents, James and Myrtle Hensley, and aunt, Janice Osborne preceded him in death.

Surviving are the mother of his children, Kimberla Isaac; two daughters, Lola Mann Morelock and Erica Mann Doyle; mother, Gladys Hensley Mann; sister, Deborah Mann Moody; brothers, James Michael Mann and David Allen Mann; several nieces, nephews, and close friends; and his special friend "Leo" the cat.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Todd A. Jennings and Rev. Jerry Hensley officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Booker, Mike Bloomer, Tim Riner, Steve Alvis, Kenneth Melton, and Eric Morelock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 589, Blountville Tenn., 37617.

The family would like to thank Advanta Hospice for all they did for Gary and his family, and special thanks to Barbara Kilgore.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Helen Mann

KINGSPORT - Frances Helen Mann, 84, of Tennessee St., Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Oct. 14, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Wise County, Va., (Appalachia), she moved to Kingsport in 1933. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus A. Mann and Margaret Wampler Mann; two sisters, Pauline Thompson and Betty Ball; one brother, Edwin Mann.

Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis A. Fugate, Kingsport; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Hall and husband Bill, Oakland, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Josie Hall and Dashiel Hall; one sister, Jean Godwin, Florence, S.C.; twin brother, Frank Herman Mann and wife Wilda, Gastonia, N.C.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Paul Brown officiating.

Music will be provided by Jimmy Don Greene.

Burial will be immediately following the funeral service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frank Herman Mann

GASTONIA, N.C. — Frank Herman Mann, 88, of Gastonia, died Thursday (Feb. 26, 2009) at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.

He was born in Gate City, Va., and was the son of the late Rufus and Margaret Wampler Mann.

Mr. Mann retired after 23 years service in the U.S. Navy serving in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a retired employee of the City of Gastonia after his retirement from the U. S. Navy.

He was a member of Covenant Baptist Church, Gastonia.

Mr. Mann was preceded in death by wife of 66 years, Euwilda Littlejohn Mann; one brother, Edwin Mann; three sisters, Frances Mann, Pauline Thompson and Betty Sue Ball.

He is survived by two daughters, Donna Cannon and husband, Ronnie of Kings Mountain, Barbara Mann of Fort Mill, S.C.; sister, Jean Godwin of Florence, S.C.; three grandchildren, Carrie Gordon and husband, Daniel of Fort Mill, S.C., Tyler Cannon and Alyse Cannon of Kings Mountain; two great-grandchildren, Zoelle Gordon and Joshua Gordon of Fort Mill, S.C.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Covenant Baptist Church, Gastonia with the Rev. Olin Byrum officiating.

Interment with military honors by the U.S. Navy will be at Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Cannon, Tyler Cannon, Dan Gordon, Michael Godwin, Jerry McDaniel and Olin Phillips

The family request that memorials be made to Covenant Baptist Church, 3131 Erskine Drive, Gastonia, N.C. 28054.

Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Mann family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lester Furrel Mann

KINGSPORT - Lester F. Mann, 76, 851 Big Ridge Road, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000) after a brief illness.

Born in Fort Blackmore, Va., he was a son of the late Frank B. and Katherine Payne Mann. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he was a gunner on a B-17 bomber. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1982 and since then had been active in the construction business.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Mann, Albert Mann; three sisters, Ruby Dockery, Marie Williams and Garnet Clark.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Gladys Hensley Mann; a daughter, Deborah Moody and husband, Joe, Church Hill; four sons, David Mann and wife, Helena, Jackie Mann and wife, Bobbie, Michael Mann, Gary Mann, all of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Williams, Kim Carter, Heather Mann, Derek Mann, Rebecca McConnell, Jason Mann, Scott Mann, Brooke Mann, Lola Morelock, Erica Mann; five great-grandchildren, D.J. Williams, Adam Carter, Hannah Carter, Tyler Mann, Taylor Mann; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolan and the Rev. Junior Parker officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy A. Mann

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Roy A. Mann, 72, Route 1, Fort Blackmore, Va., Alley Valley community, died at his residence at. 8:10 p.m. Thursday (June 9, 1988).

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1974 and was a Methodist.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Moose.

He was preceded in death by a son [should be brother?], Fred Mann, in 1983; and his parents, Joe and Lakie Wagner Mann.

Surviving are his wife, Claudia Peters Mann, Fort Blackmore, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Cindy Mann Neeley, Gate City, Va.; one sister, Faye Mann, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Tammy Michelle (Hensley) Mann

DUFFIELD, Va. — Tammy Michelle Mann, 40, entered into rest May 20, 2009 at Summitt Medical Center, Hermitage, Tenn.

She was born in Kingsport on April 26, 1969.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, L. D. and Hester Blessing; paternal grandparents, W. M. and Rhoda Hensley; and step-granddaughter, Maggie Campbell.

Tammy was an RN for 20 years and was employed by the Department of Corrections, Wallen Ridge State Prison. She was a member of Catron’s Chapel Church, Yuma, Va.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Ricky Mann, Duffield, Va.; daughter, Lorie Gibson, Yuma, Va.; son, Zack Clark, Yuma, Va.; brother, Jason Hensley, Yuma, Va.; parents, Worley and Linda Hensley, Yuma, Va.; step-daughters, Melinda and Jason Campbell, Hiltons, Va., Marlana and Jason Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Traci and Marvin Dockery, Gate City, Va.; step-grandchildren, Owen and Ava Dean, Kelsey, Lauren and Logan Dockery, along with an expectant step-granddaughter, Macie Campbell; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cowan’s Branch Baptist Church and anytime at the home of her parents, Worley and Linda Hensley.

Services will be at 7 p.m. at the church with Evangelist Garry Hood and Bro. Larry Tolley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hensley Family Singers.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Blessing Cemetery, Yuma, Va. The family will meet at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Thacker, Bruce Blessing, Greg Blessing, Bill Houseright, Lynn Jenkins and Mike Hensley.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.B. Hensley, Bobby Joe Pierson, Eldridge Dean, Bill Jenkins, Paul Collins, Cary Mann and Roger Baker.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mann family

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Walter Mann

GATE CITY - William Walter Mann, 74, of Gate City, Va., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 9:20 p.m. Monday [8/30/1976] following an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired employe of the J.P. Stevens Company and a member of the Moores Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Guillmett Cleek Mann; one son, Cecil D. Mann, Gate City, one sister, Miss Bessie Mann, Bristol, one grandson.

Gate City funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Holston View Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times / Tuesday, August 31, 1976

Submitted by Don Lane

Letha Gladious (Pierson) Maness

APPALACHIA, Va. — Letha Gladious Pierson Maness, 97, went home to be with Jesus Thursday (July 23, 2009) at Norton Community Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born in the Sloan Town community of Scott County, Va., and lived most of her adult life in the Kellyview section of Appalachia , Va. She was a charter member of Brian’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church .

Letha was the daughter of the late Nellie Jane Rose Pierson and Samuel Hall Pierson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. (Bill) Maness; sons, Rev. Talmage Paul Maness and Rev. William Carl Maness; sisters, Mattie Carter, Carrie Page, Lou Ford, Flora Bell Dye and Ollie Pierson; brothers, Sam, Chester, Ed, Elmer, Kenneth and Palmer Pierson; and grandson, Ricky Allen Maness.

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia F. Maness, of the home; her primary caregiver, daughter and son-in-law, Fredia and Jimmy Combs of Nickelsville, son and daughter-in-law, Homer and Patsy Maness of Kingsport; sister, Opal Woods of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Louise Pierson of Roanoke; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one expected in November; two great-great grandsons; several nieces, nephews and cousins, numerous friends who loved her dearly, her church family and special friends Jared and Xavier Clifton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia , Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brian’s Chapel Church with the Rev. Ray Goode, Rev. Steve Powers and Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Burial will follow at the Barnette Cemetery near Clinchport.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Barnette Cemetery Fund, c/oVirginia Maness.

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane

Rev. Talmadge Paul Maness

KEOKEE, Va. — Rev. Talmadge Paul Maness, of the Sigma community, Rt. 1 Keokee, Va. was born in Appalachia, Va. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 1939 and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, (Feb. 2, 2008) in Kingsport at the age of 68 years.

He was a retired lumber inspector from "the sawmill "at Appalachia and lived most of his life in Lee County and was a member and former pastor of the Sigma Freewill Baptist Church. Paul loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed life and had a nick name for everyone he knew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Hobbs Maness; infant son, Rickey Maness; his father, William Taft Maness; a brother, Rev. William Carl Maness.

Paul is survived by his mother, Letha Maness of Appalachia; one brother, Homer Maness and wife, Patsy of Kingsport; two sisters, Virginia Maness of Appalachia, Va. and Fredia Combs and husband, Jimmy of Nickelsville, Va.; also several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of the service Monday.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary of the Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va. with Rev. Bruce Brewer and Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to go to the cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pall bearers.

The family would like to say thanks to the staff of Sunbridge Hillside and special thanks to, Christy Meade, Wes Aliff, Marion, Eula, Lori, Debbie and Eddie Williams.

If friends wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please consider Barnett Cemetery Fund, c/o Homer Maness, 2016 Flanders St. Kingsport, Tenn.

Province Funeral of 424 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, Va. is in charge. Our telephone number is 276-546-2456.

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Alton Herman Mann

GATE CITY — Alton Herman Mann, 64, Route 2, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday [ 3/14/1976 ] at 10:50 a.m. following an extended illness.

He was a native of Gary, W. Va. , a retired coal miner with U.S. Steel and a member of the Greenvale Missionary Baptist Church . He was u veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Nylas McConnell Mann; his father, William B. Mann Sr., Johnson City; one step-daughter, Mrs. Joe Eads, Gray; two sisters, Mrs. Nell McConnell, Weber City, and Mrs. Constance Doss, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Charles E. Mann, Sacramento, Calif.; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Alton Herman Mann will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Cho__ and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Jerry Bellamy, Paul Monroe, Larry Honaker, Troy Abee, Johnny Couch, and Billy Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Cloud and Lewis Compton. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, March 15, 1976)

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Carson Edward Mann

Carson Edward Mann, 51, 4404 W. Stone Dr., Apt. 904, Kingsport, died at 12:03 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 6, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center following an apparent heart attack.

A native of Scott County, Va., he had spent most of his adult life in the Kingsport area and was self-employed as a carpet installer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Warren Mann; one daughter, Jennifer Mann, Kingsport; four step-daughters, Patricia McNutt, Frances Lane, Margie Cress and Billie Sue Rhoten, all of Kingsport; his mother, Sudie Mann, Kingsport; three sisters, Alline Williams, Gate City, Va., Betty Adkins and Janice Simpson, both of Kingsport; three brothers, William F. Mann, James H. Mann, both of Kingsport and Jerry H. Mann, Hiltons, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Burial will be in the Gunnings Cemetery.

(Note – SSDI has date of death as 9/15/1987)

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, September 7, 1987

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Jackie Lester Mann

KINGSPORT - Jackie Lester Mann, 57, of Kingsport, passed away early Thursday morning ( July 6, 2006 ).

Jackie was born in Kingsport and has been a resident his entire life. He was a loving and special son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He retired after 38 years with Mead, Willamette , and Weyerhaeuser. He began his career as a clerk, moved on to the labor pool, then worked his way to the top: forest technician, supervisor of wood yard, supervisor of maintenance, asst. superintendent of finishing, training coordinator, Meade fire chief, and manager of finishing and converting at the plant at Ridgefields. He was a 1968 graduate of Sullivan West High School and received a B.S. from Tusculum College .

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Myrtle Hensley and Frank and Katherine Mann; and his father, Lester Furrel Mann.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bobbie Dykes Mann; one daughter, Heather Mann Taylor and husband, Brian; one son, Derek Mann and fiance', Heather Peters; one grandson, Jonah Mann; three brothers and one sister, David Mann and wife, Helena, Michael Mann, Deborah Mann Moody and husband, Joseph, and Gary Mann, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and other special relatives, Jan Pearson, Judy Walkey, Betty Crawford, Wayne Dykes, Kim Mann, and Barbara Mann.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport and anytime at the home of Judy Walkey, sister of Bobbie Mann.

A memorial service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating.

Mr. Mann's wishes were to be cremated.

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James Michael “Mike” Mann

KINGSPORT — James Michael (Mike) Mann, 59, of Kingsport , passed away Sunday ( June 19, 2011 ) at Indian Path Medical Center emergency room.

He attended Sullivan High School and worked at various auto parts stores. He was saved several years ago at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church .

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Furrell Mann; paternal grandparents, Frank and Katherine Mann; maternal grandparents, James and Myrtle Hensley; and brothers, Jackie and Gary Mann.

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Mann; two sons, Jason Mann and wife, Lori, Scott Mann and wife, Charlotte, all of Kingsport; daughter, Brooke Burleson and husband, Wes of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Mann; brother, David Mann and wife, Helena of Kingsport; sister, Deborah Moody and husband, Joe of Church Hill; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

The services will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Todd Jennings and honorary the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Tyler Mann, Eric Morelock, Jimmy Doyle, Wes Burleson, Jamie Raleigh and Rocky Spears.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of James (Mike) Mann.

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James Talmadge Mann

READING, Ohio — James T. Mann, 81, died July 13, 2009.

He was the beloved father of Freda (Wesley) Isaacs and James Steven Mann; dear brother of Anna Sue Skeens and Charlotte White of Bedford , Va.

He was loved by many friends and family.

Visitation to be held Thursday from 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m. at Schmidt Dhonau Kucner Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Road, Reading, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati , P.O. Box 633597 , Cincinnati , Ohio 45263-3597 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Jerry Walker Mann

Funeral services for Jerry Walker Mann, who died in a local hospital yesterday afternoon [4/21/1929] at 4:20 o'clock following a lingering illness, will be conducted from the Assembly of God Church, located on Maple Street, tomorrow morning at 11:00 o'clock with Rev. J. Kidd officiating. Interment will follow in Pyles's cemetery.

Mr. Mann was an employee of the Tennessee Eastman Corporation, having been connected with this plant for a number of years. He was well liked and a good citizen.

He is survived by his wife and five children: Mrs. L. S. Magahey, Mrs. Bob Hammond, Lee, Lonnie and Elsie, all of Kingsport.

Mr. Mann was a member of St. Omar Commandery Knights Templar of Bristol, R. A. M. of Kingsport, and the Masonic Blue Lodge at Clinchport, Va. He is also held membership in the Odd Fellows.

Active pall bearers: D. W. Burgan, Emmett Duncan, Sam Milhorn, Ray Barger, T. E. Doane and J. E. McCreary.

Honorary pall bearers: Knights Templars and Blue Lodge Masons.

The Odd Fellows will have charge of the services at the grave.

KINGSPORT TIMES, MONDAY - APRIL 22, 1929

Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Earl Mann

GATE CITY - Joseph Earl Mann, 55, Rt. 3, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital early Friday afternoon [11/18/1977] following a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was co-owner of F. M. Realty Co.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Andrelle Yoakley Mann; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Hayes, and Mrs. David (Betty Jane) Fugate, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. James (Mary Ann) Stapleton, Dallas, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Webb, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Clayton Mann, Gate City, and Tom Mann, Daytona Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren.

Gate Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Galtrallh?, Dennis Fields, Mack Shelton, Donnie Mann, Douglas Mann, James McGee, Robert Winegar and Larry Franklin.)

Kingsport Times-News / Saturday, November 19, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Karen Jo (Greear) Mann

COEBURN, Va. - Karen Jo Mann, 31, entered into rest Thursday ( May 9, 2002 ) as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 72 in Dungannon , Va.

Born in Wise County , Va. , Karen was a C.N.A. and was employed by the Brian Center , Weber City , Va.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Daniel and Agnes Stallard Brickey; and paternal grandparents, Henry Clint and Bonnie Greear.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny Wayne Mann, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughters, Tiffany Noel and Amber Cheyenne Mann, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; mother, Glenda Greear, Coeburn, Va.; father and stepmother, Joe and Jeanette Greear, Nickelsville, Va.; her twin sister and brother-in-law, Kendra and Elmer Sexton, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and sister, Amanda Greear Sluss, Coeburn, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Amanda Blevins, Coeburn, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Johnny Mann and the residence of her mother, Glenda Greear.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. James Mann, the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. Sam Hileman officiating.

Pine Grove Harmony will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Salling Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Lester Furrel Mann

KINGSPORT - Lester F. Mann, 76, 851 Big Ridge Road, passed away Wednesday ( Nov. 22, 2000 ) after a brief illness.

Born in Fort Blackmore , Va. , he was a son of the late Frank B. and Katherine Payne Mann. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he was a gunner on a B-17 bomber. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1982 and since then had been active in the construction business.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Mann, Albert Mann; three sisters, Ruby Dockery, Marie Williams and Garnet Clark.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Gladys Hensley Mann; a daughter, Deborah Moody and husband, Joe, Church Hill; four sons, David Mann and wife, Helena, Jackie Mann and wife, Bobbie, Michael Mann, Gary Mann, all of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Williams, Kim Carter, Heather Mann, Derek Mann, Rebecca McConnell, Jason Mann, Scott Mann, Brooke Mann, Lola Morelock, Erica Mann; five great-grandchildren, D.J. Williams, Adam Carter, Hannah Carter, Tyler Mann, Taylor Mann; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolan and the Rev. Junior Parker officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Kingsport Times-News
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Marie (Hilton) Mann

BRISTOL, Va. — Marie Hilton Mann, 93, Bristol, Va., passed away Monday (Oct. 10, 2011), at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Mann was born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 13, 1918, to the late Henry and Mellie Gibson Hilton.

She graduated from Dungannon High School in 1937 and attended Whitney Business School, and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dungannon, Va. Marie loved life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Mann; infant twins; infant daughter; son, Dale K. Mann; and brothers, Ireland Hilton and Robert Hilton.

Survivors are grandson, Nickey Paul Mann and Danah, Bluff City; granddaughters, Tracy Patrick and husband, Randy, Lebanon, Va., and Rhonda Kaye Mann; great-granddaughter; Lacey Mann, Bluff City; great-grandsons, Cpl. Charles C. Curtis, USMC, and wife, Stephanie, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Ryan Patrick, Lebanon, Va., and Jackson Mann, Bluff City; great-great-grandsons, Malachi and Gabriel, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; along with several nephews and a special niece; daughter-in-law, Anna M. Mann Crabtree.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home with a wake service being conducted at 7 p.m.

A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Father Roland Hautz officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral mass at the Corder-Mann Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Marie Hilton Mann.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Stephen “Steve” Mann

R. S. (Steve) Mann, 66, employed in the maintenance department of Borden Mills at Kingsport for 14 years, died at his home in the Williams Mill community, near Gate City, at 11:40 a.m. Thursday [8/8/1946.]

He was a native of Scott County, a member of the Baptist Church, and the son of the late John R. and Nancy Hicks Mann.

Survivors include his widow, Lillie Franklin Mann; six sons, W. E. Mann, J. F. Mann, H. C. Mann, and J. E. Mann, all of Gate City, J. T. Mann of Kingsport, and R. L. Mann of Lancaster, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Will [Webb] of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. John Saylor of Johnson City. He is also survived by one brother, T. H. Mann, of Ohio, and fifteen grandchildren.

The Rev. Earl King wiil conduct services and burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery near the home.

Other funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, August 9, 1946

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

William Benton Mann Jr.

William B. (Bill) Mann Jr., 48,123 Kendrick St. in Colonial Heights , died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Wednesday night [ 12/23/1971 ] after a lengthy illness.

He was born in West Virginia and had spent most of his life in Scott County and Sullivan County . He was employed by the U. S. Government and retired from Holston Army Ammunition Plant. A disabled veteran of World War II, he had served in the Air Force and was a member of the Elks, Eagles, American Legion, VFW and DAV.

Surviving are his wife, Edythe Hilbert Mann, of the home; his father, William Mann Sr., of Gate City; and one sister, Mrs. M. J. (Nell) McConnell, of Weber City; one half-sister, Mrs. Constance Doss, of Welch, W. Va.; two brothers, Alton, of Gate City; and Charles of Sacramento, Calif.

The family will receive friends at the residence on Friday night and at the funeral home Saturday night.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Kingsport News, Friday, December 24, 1971)

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Funeral services for William B. (Bill) Mann, Jr., 48, 123 Kendricks St. , wtio died Wednesday will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Hicks officiating. Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Sherman Whitaker, Carl Pyle, Bobby Christian, J. O. Light, H. K. Wood, Robert Hubble, Bill M. Daugherty, and James Nix. The Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion will be in charge of graveside services The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Saturday night only. They v/ill also receive friends at the house, 123 Kendricks St. , Friday night. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, December 25, 1971)

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William Walter Mann

GATE CITY - William Walter Mann, 74, of Gate City, Va., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 9:20 p.m. Monday [8/30/1976] following an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired employee of the J.P. Stevens Company and a member of the Moores Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Guillmett Cleek Mann; one son, Cecil D. Mann, Gate City, one sister, Miss Bessie Mann, Bristol, one grandson.

Gate City funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Holston View Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times / Tuesday, August 31, 1976
Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys V. Wells Maples

NORTON, Va. — Gladys V. Maples, 90, died Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap.

She was the widow of Jessie W. "Joe" Maples, was retired from the Norton Elementary School and was a member of the Guest River Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister; a daughter, Betty Maples Mullins; two grandchildren, Scotty Dingus and Dana Mullins.

She is survived by a son Wayne Maples and his wife, Pat, Norton, Va.; daughters, Marcia Dingus and husband, Larry, Kingsport, and Kathie Scott, Norton, Va.; a brother, Ralph Wells, Pulaski, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Darrell Bolling, the Rev. Doug Scot and Curtis Dingus officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Willard "Joe" Maples

NORTON, Va. - Jessie Willard "Joe" Maples , 91, died Friday (June 2, 2006) at Norton Community Hospital.

Born in Wise County, Va. to the late Jessie Wilburn and Jane Wright Maples , he was the last surviving of seven children.

Mr. Maples was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He was a member of the Guest River Pentecostal Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jo Mullins, in April.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Wells Maples ; daughters, Marcia Dingus, of Kingsport, Tenn. and Kathie Scott of Norton, Va.; a son, Jessie Wayne Maples , of Norton, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is in charge.

Submitted by Don Lane

Norma Maxine (Beatty) March

Norma M. March, the daughter of Alvin and Erma (Quillin) Beatty, was born on May 24, 1928 in Newton , Iowa . She graduated from Newton High School in 1946.

On February 20, 1949 Norma was united in marriage with Kenneth March at the Pleasant View Church in rural Newton . They made their home in rural Newton . Norma was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Killduff. Kenneth and Norma enjoyed traveling and took many trips. She was also very active in the family farm and business. Norma was a loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and friend.

Norma died at the age of 78, on Saturday, November 11, 2006 , at Hospice of Jasper County Monarch Wing in Newton . She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Gerry White.

Those left to honor Norma’s memory are her husband, Kenneth of rural Newton; 2 daughters, Linda (Harry) Moeller of Buckingham, Iowa and Cindy (Michael) Bear of rural Newton; her son, Doug (Jane) March of rural Newton; 9 grandchildren, Ryan, Jason, and Eric Stock, Jeffrey and Amy Moeller, Jennifer Kent, David March, and Matthew and Christina Bear; her 8 great-grandchildren; and brother; Glen (Alice) Beatty of Newton.

 

Funeral Home Obituary
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Doyle Howard "Butch" Marcum

APPALACHIA, Va. - Doyle "Butch" Howard Marcum, 59, was called home to be with the Lord Thursday (March 13, 2003) after a brave battle with cancer.

He was a much-beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be very deeply missed.

He was born August 20, 1943 and was a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Appalachia, Va. He attended East Stone Gap Elementary School and Powell Valley High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Korea.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Ayer's Chapel Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Willie Marcum of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and mother-in-law, Mrs. Maude Miles of Appalachia, Va.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Wanda Miles Marcum, Appalachia, Va.; adopted son, Joshua Marcum, Appalachia, Va.; four daughters, Kristy Marcum and Kara Revilla, both of Appalachia, Va., Robin Niles and husband Mark, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Maudena Neely and husband Brian, Kingsport; two grandsons, Cody Revilla, Appalachia, Va., and Nick Neely, Kingsport; granddaughter, Ashley Niles, Winston-Salem, N.C.; mother, Maxie Marcum, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two sisters, Marge Mullins and husband Kyle, Jonesville, Va., Sarah Clark and husband Frank, Big Stone Gap, Va.; three brothers, Bob Marcum and wife Nina, Big Stone Gap, Va., Jerry Marcum, Big Stone Gap, Va., Joe Marcum and wife Dee, of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Trigg and the Rev. Paul Strong officiating.

Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Va. Military graveside services will be conducted by Norton VFW Post #4301.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Kyle Marcum

HILTON, Va. - James Kyle Marcum, 81, of Route 1, departed this life early Wednesday evening (Dec. 6, 2000) at his residence.

A native of Russell County, Va., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Oscar Marcum and Sara Jane McClelland Marcum.

Surviving are his wife, Eula Shaffer Marcum, of the home; a son, Randy Kyle Marcum, Hilton, Va.; a grandson, John Kyle Marcum; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Tate, Hilton, Va.

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

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

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Woods, Neal Faust, David Faust, Johnny Wolfe, Paul Quillen, Terry Olinger and Willis Shaffer.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sarah Jane (McClellan) Marcum

HILTONS, Va. -- Mrs. Sarah Jane McClellan Marcum died at her home on Hiltons Route 1 at 4:10 p.m. Friday [ 6/25/1965 ].

She was a native of Scott County .

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Tate, son, James Kyle Marcum and one grandson, all of Hilton.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Barkers Chapel.  Rev. C. W. Reedy and Rev. Kermit Harper will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery at Mendota.

The body will be removed from the Gate City Funeral Home to the residence at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

(Kingsport News, Saturday, June 26, 1965)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Christopher Marrow

(From State News Service)

Clinchport, Va.—Funeral services for Christopher S. Marrow, 75, who died Thursday at 5 p. m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church in charge of the Rev. E. Z. Blankenbecler. Burial will be in the Sproles Cemetery at Pattonsville.

He has no survivors.

Kingsport News; May 20, 1944

Alberta (Bellamy) Templeton Marshall

KINGSPORT - Alberta Bellamy T. Marshall, 95, was born to George W. and Annie Akard Bellamy on Sept. 4, 1909 and died March 3, 2005 at Church Hill Health and Rehab Center after a lingering illness. It was Alberta's wish to go to her heavenly home.

Alberta attended elementary school in a Presbyterian School in Carter's Valley, then went to Church Hill High School when she was able to ride a horse. She began college in Johnson City and had to quit so she could take care of her ill mother.

Following her mother's death, she married Tommy C. Templeton and had a son, Tommy C. Templeton, Jr. Her son, Tommy, Jr., and his wife, Patsy Pierce Templeton had two sons.

Mrs. Marshall was very active in church work at First Methodist Church in Kingsport. After her husband died, she remarried to William Marshall. She and her husband then joined Mount. Carmel United Methodist Church, where she served as secretary to the Sunday School. Knowing each child by name in her church, she bought them a Christmas gift each year as long as she was able to do so. The church was first in her life. She was a loving and giving person, and made afghans and gave them to the employees at Baysmont.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Tommy Templeton, Sr. and William J. Marshall; her parents, George W. Bellamy and Annie Akard Bellamy; and one son, Tommy Templeton, Jr.

She is survived by one grandson, James Robert "Bobby" Templeton of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Summer, Stone, and Jason; two sisters, Annie Elizabeth Calhoun and husband, Fred of Church Hill and Juanita McCulley of Kingsport; one niece and two nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Steve Gott and Rev. Larry DeVault officiating.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glenn E. Martin

ARLINGTON, Va. - Glenn E. Martin, 77, of Arlington, Va., passed away Monday ( May 22, 2006 ) at Virginia Hospital Center following a lengthy illness.

Born in Enon Valley , Pa. on March 18, 1929 , a son of the late Francis and Margaret Martin, he has resided in Arlington , Va. since 1956.

Mr. Martin married Barbara Ruth Lane on November 23, 1956 in Washington, DC. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Martin retired in 1982 as a chemist with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Washington, DC. He continued to serve as a consultant until recently. Mr. Martin was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ruth Lane Martin, of the home; one son, Stephen Martin and wife, Tracy of Manassas, Va.; two grandsons, Nicholas and Zachary Martin of Manassas, Va.; one brother, Dick Martin and wife, Sally on Enon Valley, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park . Pastor John Markel will officiate. Full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post # 265.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to American Cancer Society (for research) c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

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Ina (Johnson) Martin

Ina Martin, age 92, passed away on May 31, 2011 at her home in Kingsport .

She was born in Ft. Blackmore , VA , and graduated from Dungannon High School and Whitney Business School . In addition to being a homemaker she was employed by J.C. Penny’s catalog department for many years. She was very devoted to her family, particularly to her grand and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and was a member of the Long Island Chapter of the DAR .

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gray Martin; parents, William and Bessie Johnson; son, Jack McConnell Martin; two sisters, Kathleen Collins and Gladys Blackwell; and brother, Claude Johnson.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Gillenwater and husband Paul of Kingsport and Kay Montgomery of Kingsport; one son, John Gray Martin II and wife Ruth of Jonesborough, TN; special daughter-in-law Joan Martin of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, David Martin, Andrew Martin, Daniel Martin, Phillip Gillenwater, Mark Montgomery, Jeff Montgomery, Mike and Susan Williams, and John Gray Martin III ; and ten great-grandchildren. Special nieces include Judy Onkontz, Billie Jane Martin, Jane Tauscher; special nephews include, Freddie Collins and Jim Martin.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Ralph Kidd officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Honorary pallbearers are John Brickey, Fred Churchwell, George Grater, Freddie Collins, Phil Onkontz, and Mack Pierson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mafair United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

A special thanks to the caregivers, Marlene Waddell, Naomi Gilbert, Laura Cearnal, and Melissa Brown; gratitude is also given to Caris Hospice.

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

Oak Hill Mem Park obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com
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Jack McConnell Martin

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Jack McConnell Martin , 58, formerly of Kingsport, died Tuesday ( June 16, 1998 ). Lieutenant Colonial Martin had been a resident of Cobb County for the past 15 years, moving here from San Jose , Calif. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point , N.Y. , and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp in various capacities for 22 years. He was a retired Army officer, a veteran of Vietnam and a member of the Gideons International and the Sons of the American Revolution. His life and death are a blessing to us.

Surviving are his wife, Joan G. Martin , Marietta, Ga.; three sons, David W. Martin , Herndon, Va., Andrew J. Martin , Austin, Texas and Daniel C. Martin , Snellville, Ga.; mother, Ina J. Martin , Kingsport; two grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Gillenwater, Kingsport and Kay M. Montgomery, Marietta, Ga.; a brother, John G. Martin II, Gray.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carmichael Funeral Home, Marietta , Ga.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Community Church in Marietta , Ga. with the Rev. David Stout officiating.

Burial will be at the Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International Memorial Bible Plan.

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James E. Martin

James E. Martin, age 94 of Kingsport, departed this life on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Holston Manor.

Mr. Martin was born on July 10, 1917 to the late William and Melissa Anderson Martin in Scott County, Virginia. He was a member of Forest View Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ where he served as a Deacon for many years. He was a witness for the Lord to everyone he met. He retired from Eastman after 30 plus years of service as a repairman in the Fiber Division Maintenance Department. Mr. Martin was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed any time spent with Martha, his girls, Eli and a very special son-in-law who was like a son, Junior Marshall.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Martha J. Martin; one brother, Bill Martin; two half-brothers, Roosevelt Lowe and Harold Milhorn; and one half-sister, Marie Lowe Holden.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Brenda Marshall and her husband, Junior; grandchildren, Cindy Bledsoe and her husband, Randy and Gina Bledsoe and her husband, Kelly; great grandchildren, Blair Bledsoe, Noel Bledsoe, Eli Bledsoe and Brooke Bledsoe; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bowman; and three nephews, Jackie Martin, Gary Martin and Billy Martin, all of Kingsport.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Monday, August 22, 2011 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Everett Lett, officiating. Music will be provided by Donna and Linnie Gilliam, Tim Lovell and Joanne Compton.

The graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Garden of the Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family of Mr. Martin would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the staff of Holston Manor and Amedisys Hospice for their loving care and concern given to Mr. Martin and his family.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of James E. Martin.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Janice Diane (Brickey) Martin

MADISON, Miss. - Janice Brickey Martin, 51, a homemaker, died Tuesday (July 20, 2004) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Janice, a native of Weber City, Va., was a 1971 graduate of Gate City High School, where she served as the class valedictorian. She continued her education at the University of Virginia, earning her BSN in 1975 and a Masters in Nursing from the University of Texas at Galveston in 1975. Janice served a year on the faculty of the University of Texas at Galveston Nursing School.

A resident of Jackson since 1985, she was a longtime member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, serving on the Flower Committee, Commitment Committee, and the Worship Committee. Janice was also active in the Presbyterian Women, serving as the Vice Moderator and was a member of Circle 1.

An avid artist, Janice enjoyed oil painting. She will be remembered by her family as a loving and caring, wife, mother, daughter and sister.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Rick W. Martin of Madison, Miss.; sons, Joel P. Martin and David G. Martin, both of Madison, Miss.; father and mother, Willie Mack and Vinada L. Brickey, both of Weber City, Va.; sister, Karen L. Brickey of Portsmouth, Va.; brothers, Ronald S. Brickey and his wife, Charlene and Gregory A. Brickey and his wife, Susie all of Kingsport; sister-in-law, F. Lynette Byram and her husband, Johnny of Rockwall, Tex. Janice is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland and will resume at 1 p.m. Saturday at Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

A family graveside will be held at Parkway Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 620 Briarwood Drive, Jackson, Miss. 39211.

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Lucy (Lawson) Martin

CHILHOWIE, Va. — Lucy Lawson Martin, 77, passed away Sunday (Feb. 1, 2009) at Valley Health Care.

She was of the Christian faith. She was a native of Kingsport and a survivor of the 1933 tornado that struck West View Park; that also took the life of her father, Dewey Lawson. She attended Dickson School and Sullivan West High School. She married her late husband, Charles W. Martin in 1953. Throughout his career as a journalist and editor of various newspapers throughout the southeast, they lived in many places before returning to this area. Mrs. Martin worked many years in the retail sales industry.

She was preceded in death by father; her mother, Susan Lawson Peters; her step-father, Rev. Jessie Peters; sister, Marie Garner; brother, Dewey Lawson, Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Linda Martin.

She is survived by two sons, Charles W. Martin, III of Rural Retreat and Clifton Martin and wife, Patti of Abingdon; four grandchildren, Charlie, Casey, Olivia and Amber; two sisters, Gladys Harmon Crawford of Conway, S.C. and Patsy Peters Hensley of Kingsport; one brother-in-law, Harold Garner of Wytheville; one sister-in-law, Sue Lawson Blackwell of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m Tuesday at Farris Funeral Service.

The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday in the Main Street Chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bob Neace officiating.

Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Marion.

Pallbearers will be Phil Garner, Jason Roberts, Scott Roberts, Shawn Roberts and Bill Vance.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.

The Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Lucy Lawson Martin.

Kingsport Times-News
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Martha Ann “Mattie” (Dennison) Martin

Wytheville. Va. —(Spl.>— Mrs. Mattie Martin, 65, died here Saturday [ 3/18/1950 ]. A lifelong resident of Kingsport , she will be returned to the Kingsport area for final burial services.

Survivors are her husband, E. D. Martin, Wytheville; three children. Mrs. Hazel Cardwell of Kingsport, Mrs. Mabel Adams, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Miss Ruth White, Oak Ridge, Tenn; two sisters, Miss Willie Mae Dennison and Miss Izola Hooven, Arcadia; a brother, Ernest Dennison.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Arcadia Church .

The body was taken to Mrs. Cardwell's residence on East Carters Valley Road Monday afternoon.

(from Kingsport News / Tuesday, March 21, 1950 )

Kingsport Times-News
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Martha Ellen (Flanary) Wilson Lawson Martin

COEBURN, Va. - Martha Ellen Flanary Lawson Martin, 80, passed away Sunday, (July 1, 2007) at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Jim Lawson; two brothers, Ballard Flanary and Eugene Flanary; and a sister, Lillian Bates.

Surviving are her husband, Claude Martin; a sister-in-law, Barbara Price; nieces, JoAnna Hensley, Phyllis Green, Norma Hayes and Brenda Sloce; and nephews, Mike Flanary, Clifford Bates, Buford Bates and Greg Price.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. till time of services at 7 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Avery Carty officiating.

Burial and graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Carter Cemetery in Mabe, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery in procession. Sturgill Funeral Homes 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

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Martha Jane (Lane) Martin

KINGSPORT — Martha J. Martin , 92, of Kingsport, departed this life on Saturday (March 13, 2010) at Holston Manor.

She was a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Kingsport. Martha loved her church and spending time with her family. She would make big meals for them to enjoy. She loved shopping in her high heels and spending time with her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland Lane and Elizabeth Olinger Lane; sisters, Pearl Chacon and Mattie Saurer; and a brother, Curtis Lane.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, James E. Martin ; daughter, Brenda Marshall and her husband, Junior; grandchildren, Cindy Bledsoe and her husband, Randy and Gina Bledsoe and her husband, Kelly; great-grandchildren, Blair Bledsoe, Noel Bledsoe, Eli Bledsoe and Brooke Bledsoe; sister, Dorothy Bowman, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Everett Lett and Rev. Fred Redman officiating.

Music will be provided by Joanne Compton, Donna Gilliam and Tim Lovell.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Memorial Park in the garden of Resurrection.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Martha J. Martin .

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

MOLLIE MARTIN IS
CLAIMED BY DEATH

Daughter of John P. Martin
Succumbs to Heart Attack; Funeral Pending

GATE CITY, Jan. 12—Miss Molly Martin, 56, daughter of John Press Martin, died this evening of a heart attack at her home near Daniel Boone Yard.  She was going about her household duties when stricken.

She was a native of Scott county and. has lived here all her life.  Her mother, who was before her marriage Margaret L. Bolton, died about two years ago. Both parents were well known throughout

this section. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Definite funeral arrangements have not been made pending hearing

from relatives, but the funeral will probably be  held from the home Monday evening.  Interment will be at the Peters cemetery.

Surviving are here father, John Press .Martin, Gate City , Va. , one

brother, James P., Martin, Titusville , Fla ., one sister, Mrs. William

Darnell, Gate City , Va.

Kingsport Times; Jan. 13, 1935

Ruhbye (Hood) Martin

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Ruhbye Martin, (nee Hood), 88, passed away on Sunday (Nov. 16, 2008) in Boca Raton, Fla., after a long and courageous battle against chronic lung disease and dementia.
The daughter of Henry T. and Nellie Lawson Hood, Ruhbye was born in Dunbar, Va., and raised in Kingsport. She attended secretarial school in Danville, Va., with her sister, Georgia and enjoyed a brief modeling carrier in New York and then traveled to Florida to work as a secretary and flight attendant for Embry-Riddle Aviation in Miami.
She married Jack Martin in 1955, and shortly thereafter, Jack joined the Air Force. Ruhbye focused her energy on raising her children and making a loving home as the family moved throughout the United States and Europe.
During 27 years as an Air Force wife, she was an active volunteer in many military clinics and hospital systems and the Squadron Wives’ Club. After she and Jack retired to San Antonio, Tex., she continued her volunteer work as a "Pink Lady" in local hospitals. She also became very involved in the Shavano Park Garden Club, serving as a Club officer and strong supporter of the Club’s "adopt a highway" program. When not volunteering, she was busy gardening, antique hunting at estate sales and baking for others.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack; nine sisters and five brothers.
She is survived by her loving family of two daughters, Carole Kain of Boca Raton, Fla., Elizabeth Martin of Boerne, Tex.; one brother, Henderson Hood, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Kristina Poirier, Deborah Kerwin, Mary Katharine Kain, Katie Chapman, Allie Chapman; and five great-grandchildren.
Her undefeatable spirit and unfailing drive to help others and love of family will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be held in Boca Raton, Fla., on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, Fla.
An additional memorial service will be held on Friday (Dec. 5, 2008) at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., Boerne, Te x .
In death Ruhbye will join her husband Jack in interment at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Tex.
In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Ruhbye’s love of children, donations may be made in her name to the St. Gregory’s or St. Helena’s Children’s Ministry Programs at the above addresses.

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Scotty Lee Massengill

EIDSON — Scotty Lee Massengill, 21, of Eidson, passed away Friday ( May 20, 2011 ), at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Clyde Massengill .

Scotty is survived by his mother, Pauline Head Massengill ; brothers, Charles, Eddie and David; and a stepsister, Jeannie Gibson. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Patrice; a niece Cassie and a nephew, David; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Lawson officiating.

Interment will follow in Massengill Family Cemetery .

Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Savannah Amber Martin

WEBER CITY, Va. - Savannah Amber Martin, infant daughter of Cynthia Fletcher and Ricky Martin, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (June 24, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Surviving are her loving sister, Brittany Fletcher; grandparents, James and Nancy Fletcher, Kathy (Sue) Carrico and George (Bo) Thompson.

The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village will be conducted the graveside service at 4 p.m. today at the Lane Cemetery in the Midway community with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 3:45 p.m.

Kingsport Times-News

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Augustus Massie

Dungannon -- Augustus Marion Massie 75 died in Mountain Home Veterans Hospital Thursday After a lengthy illness.

He was a retired lumberman and a veteran of World War I. He attended the Baptist church in Dungannon.

Surviving are his widow Mrs. Mae Bowman Massie , daughters Mrs. Lois Perry of Kingsport, Mrs. John H. Trent of Fort Blackmore, Mrs. Sammey Shanks of Kingsport, Mrs. George mullen of Santa Clara Calif.; sons Edward , Sacramento Calif., Cline and Harold Massie of Dungannon; sisters Mrs. A. C. Elliott Dungannon , Mrs. Pearl Burke of Longview TX and Mrs. Sarah Castle Dayton Ohio and 12 grandchildren .

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dungannon Baptist church .The Rev. Ralph Flanary and Rev. Bill Honeycutt and the Rev. Joe Osborne will conduct the service .

Burial will be in the Childress Cemetery.  The body is at the Gate City Funeral Home .

Kingsport Times-News Dec 31,1967
Submitted by Rebecca Trent-Hosein

Eliza Mae (Bowman) Massey

Mrs. Eliza Mae Massy 83 , 1057 Velmas St., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 11 pm Monday  following an extended illness.  She was a native of Wise county and had spent most of her life in Scott County.  She was  living at the home of her daughters in Kingsport at the time of her death.  She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include four daughters; Mrs. Eula Lee Peery and Mrs. Helen Irene Shanks both of Kingsport, TN., Mrs. Margaret Ruth Trent of Fort Blackmore VA. And Mrs. Alma Lousie Mullen San Jose , Calif.  Three sons; Edward Bevans Massey, Sacramento, Calif., Albert Cline Massey, Dungannon, and Harold Richard Massey Kingsport, TN; One sister, Ida Daughety, Bartow, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren

(Submitter's Info: Late husband Augustus Massey.  Parents, Albert Bowman and Sallie Osborne.)

From Herald Virginian , Wednesday , December 13,1978
Submitted by Rebecca Trent-Hosein

Elmer Clyde Massengill

EIDSON — Elmer Clyde Massengill, 55, of Eidson, went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2011 , at Wellmont Hawkins County Hospital after a brief illness.

He was a member of Grassy Springs Missionary Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Minnie Massengill; brothers, Roy, James, York and Nick; and a sister, Alfie.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pauline Massengill; four sons, Charles, Eddie, David and Scottie of Eidson; one stepdaughter, Jeannie Gibson of Gate City Va.; brothers, Elvis Massengill of Eidson; sisters, Anna Bledsoe of Eidson, Mary Massengill of Rogersville, Annis Massengill and Paralea Goins, both of Sneedville, Maxie Williams of Gate City, Edna Faye Goins and Claire Massengill; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. J.C. Lawson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Massengill Family Cemetery .

Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, is serving the Massengill family.

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Pauline (Gibson) Williams Massie

Pauline Massie, 61, 129 Rock Springs Drive, Kingsport, died Wednesday (April 8, 1992) at Greystone Health Care after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Kingsport for the past 18 years and attended Kingdom Hall Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rena Gibson and her first husband, L.P. Williams Jr.

Surviving are her husband, Harold R. Massie, of the home; three sons, Harless L. Williams and Bill G. Williams, both of Kingsport and Tony R. Williams, Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Gillenwater and Mrs. Maxie L. Dockery, both of Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Mary Hensley, Kingsport, Mrs. Phyllis Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; four brothers, Junior Gibson, Clinchport, Va., Ralph Gibson, Kyle Gibson and Eugene Gibson, all of Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Edwin Vall and DeIbert Blount officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Childress· Cemetery, Dungannon, Va,

Kingsport Times-News
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James D. Mathes

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - James Mathes, 80, of Route 1, went to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 3, 2005) at the James H. Quillen Veterans Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn., after a brief illness.

A native of Erwin, he had lived in Scott County most of his life. He retired from the U.S. Army and had served in the U.S. Air Force. He served during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He loved his country and would have continued to fight for it if given the chance.

He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge, and a Sunday school teacher and long-time member of Bishops Memorial Free Will Baptist Church of Clinchport, Va. (Manville). He also loved farming and being outdoors.

He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to every one. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are daughters, Robin Mathes of Johnson City, Kay Wallen of Kingsport and Jennifer Smith of Gate City, Va.; sons, Johnny Ed Mathes and wife Vicky of Kingsport, Tim Mathes and wife Jenny of Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Ray Mathes and wife Pam of Kingsport; 10 grandchldren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Earline Mathes of Erwin; brother, Bob Mathes of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.

There will be no visitation.

In keeping with his wishes, the family will have a private military graveside service at the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with military honors provided by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/265.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bishops Memorial FWB Church, c/o Tim Mathes, Route 1, Box 1712, Ft. Blackmore, Va. 24250.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Hannah Grace Mathes

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hannah Grace (Gracie) Mathes, newborn daughter of Jesse and Karen Culbertson Mathes of Sumter, S.C., was born on Jan. 17, 2009 at 10:50 p.m. and passed away in her mother’s arms on January 18th at 2:25 pm.

She was preceded in death by her great-maternal grandparents, the late Ed and Nannie Culbertson and the late Sam and Lona Meade. Her great-paternal grandparents are Bob Mathes of Ft. Blackmore, Va. and the late Maggie Mathes and Jean and Oscar Thompson.

She is survived by her brother, Gavyn Mathes of Sumter, S.C. Her maternal grandparents are Shirley Culbertson and Dennis Culbertson of Nickelsville, Va.; her paternal grandparents are Debbie Adams of Gate City, Va. and Patrick Mathes of Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at Shirley Culbertson’s residence.

Graveside services will be held at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va. at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Henry Wayne Meade will be officiating.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Robert Lee "Bob" Mathes

DUNGANNON, Va. — Robert Lee "Bob" Mathes , 80, passed away Dec. 20, 2009 at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Mathes , Dungannon, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Michael Darnell, Dungannon, Va., Barbara and Don Ellis, Ringold, Ga., Bobbie Mathes , Weber City, Va., Jeannie and Dale Perry, Dungannon, Va., Barbara and Farrell Stanley, Duffield, Va., Patricia and Odel Quillen, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Dottie and Bobby Summey, Jonesborough, Tenn., Johnny and Bill Brickey, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sons and daughter-in-law, Rod and Kim Mathes , Ft. Blackmore, Va., Robert Huston Mathes , Ellaville, Ga.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In respect to Mr. Mathes request, his body will be cremated.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Peters Chapel in the Alley Valley community with the Rev. William Berry officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Franklin Delano Mathisen

Mr. Franklin Delano Mathisen, 74, Kingsport, TN, and formerly of Rogersville, TN passed away, Friday, October 3, 2008 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Mathisen was born in Holiday, North Dakota on January 20, 1934, the son of the late Morris Mathisen and Fern Mary Pane. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired paper carrier for the Kingsport Times News and a member of the Apostolic Revival Center. He also attended the Jennings Mission Church of Jesus Christ in Gate City, VA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel [Hammonds] Mathinsen, Kingsport, TN, sisters; Eunice Widner and husband, Leo, and Orinne Cody and husband, Don, brother; Harold Mathisen and wife, Maria, along with several nieces and nephews and a special army buddy, Ed Tipton and many dear friends at Jennings Mission.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Leonard Dixon and the Rev. Charles Thacker officiating. Apostolic Revival Center will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service as the V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA along with members of the Tennessee Army National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

(Hazel – dau of Wrightly Abram Hammonds and Margaret Adaline Peters)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Geneva Mae (Housewright) Maultbay

SURGOINSVILLE — Geneva Housewright Maultbay, 79, of Surgoinsville, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning ( May 18, 2011 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

She had lived the majority of her life in Kingsport and Surgoinsville. Geneva loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Maultbay Jr.; a son, William Maultbay; parents, Elijah and Gertrude Housewright; sisters, Peggy Hodge, Edith Rhoton and Zonie Herron; and a brother, Aude Housewright.

Geneva Maultbay is survived by her son, Matthew Maultbay (Surgoinsville); a daughter, Deborah Eaton (Surgoinsville); several wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mickey Rogers ( Kingsport ); her brother, Ed Housewright ( Gate City , Va. ); along with several nieces and nephews.

The family is honoring her wishes with having a graveside service only that will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Elder Allen Hensley officiating. Anyone wishing to attend the service is asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 to go in procession.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Shawn Michael Mays

YUMA, Va. — Shawn Michael Mays, 32, of Yuma, Va., went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday morning (April 21, 2009) at his residence.

He was born in Fort Jackson, S.C., and lived the majority of his life in Yuma. He was a graduate of Gate City High School in 1994. Shawn graduated from Mountain Empire Community College in 1999 with a degree in drafting.

He was a wonderful, loving stay at home "daddy" and "husband." He was a member of The King’s Highway Temple where he loved to worship and fellowship along with being active in the youth group.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather in January of 2009, William Michael Whitley; his paternal grandparents, Helen and Elwood Mays; a special friend, Cindy Dishner.

Shawn Michael Mays is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Kellie (Nikkie) Peters Mays; a son, Seth Michael Aaron Mays; his mother, Doris Whitley (Yuma, Va.); father, Michael E. Mays and wife, Patsy (Forest, Va.); his sisters, Helen Mays and husband, Jeremy (Yuma, Va.), Joanie DePriest and husband, Brad (Gate City), Melissa Collins (Mount Carmel), April Faxon and husband, Shawn (Kingsport); brothers, Joseph Whitley (Yuma, Va.), Wallace Lane (Forest, Va.) and Christopher Lane (Amherst, Va.); maternal grandparents, Letty and Odell Neas (Bedford, Va.); his paternal grandparents, Bill and Georgia Whitley (Yuma, Va.); very special friends, Trevor Hensley and Todd Fortner; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. or friends may call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Richard Dice officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Shawn requested memorial contributions to be made to Life Rolls on Foundation, Canine Companions for Independence, Paralyzed Veterans of America Wounded Warrior Project or to Homes For Our Troops.

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

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Sue (Bostic) Mays

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Sue Bostic Mays, 80, passed away Saturday (Dec.27, 2008) at Holston Manor.

She was born in Russell County, Va., a daughter of the late James Bennett Bostic and Thelma Isaacs Bostic.

She graduated from James Madison University and then received a masters and Ph.D from Virginia Tech in education and was a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter Alpha Zeta. She worked in the Scott County School System for 20 years as a home economics teacher and principal. She then served at ETSU as a home economics professor and department head for over 10 years.

She was a member of Mountain Empire Community College Board and Foundation Board. She was active with Farm Bureau Ladies Auxillary, Southwest Virginia United Way, Gate City Chapter No.116 Order of Eastern Star and Nickelsville Senior Citizens.

She was a member of Grassy Creek United Methodist Church and a member of Dungannon High School Alumni Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis H. Mays; and an infant sister.

Surviving are her son, Dwain Mays, Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, James Bennett Bostic, Jr. and wife, Lois, Virginia Beach, Va. and Walter Wilson Bostic, Castlewood, Va.; three nieces; and four nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

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

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nickelsville United Methodist Church, 148 Plantation Drive, Gate City, Va. 24251 or Grassy Creek Church, c/o Eva Byerley, 231 Lower Copper Creek Rd., Castlewood, Va. 24224.

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Bobby Wayne McArthur

WEBER CITY, Va. - Bobby Wayne McArthur, 70, of Weber City, passed away Saturday (Dec. 25, 2004) at his residence.

He was born in Wise County, Va., but moved to Weber City at an early age. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, and was retired from the Mead Corporation after over 42 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Clarice Lane McArthur; brothers, Jack and James "Trig" McArthur; and a sister, Helen Doggett.

Surviving are the mother of his children, Mary Owens McArthur of Kingsport; daughters, Mary Helen Wilbanks and husband David of Gate City, Kelli Childress and husband Chris of Kingsport; granddaughter, Brittany Howington of Kingsport; sisters, Mary Lou Roberts and Margaret Day of Weber City, and Betty Estepp of Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 at Holston View Cemetery immediately following the chapel service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Doris June (Flanary) McArthur

NORTON, Va. — June McArthur, 77, died Wednesday (June 10, 2009) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital.

Born to Pate and Ruth McAmis Flanary, she was the widow of Billy Carson McArthur. Known affectionately as "June Bug" she also was remembered by many as "The Candy Lady" for her enjoyment of making homemade candies. She was a sales associate at the former Geller’s and Dave’s department stores in Norton.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda McArthur; and a brother, Bobby Flanary.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Rick and Debbie McArthur of Norton; her grandchildren, Heather Tate, Pound, Va., and Carla Bradford, Clintwood, Va.; her great-grandchildren, Kayla, Brandi, Megan and Emily; a cousin and best friend, Pat Rose of Norton; many other cousins, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are a half-sister, Rhonda Oxford, Dryden, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Darrell Bolling officiating.

Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and then travel in procession to Laurel Grove Cemetery for burial services at 11 a.m.

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Jack McArthur

GATE CITY, Va. - Jack McArthur, 82, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 13, 2003) at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center in Johnson City.

He was born in Gate City, Va., on Feb. 21, 1921 and grew up in Wise County, Va. He was a World War II Army veteran having served in Headquarter Company 3rd Battalion 15th Infantry and saw action in Rome-Arno, southern France, Rhineland, and central Europe. He earned the campaign ribbon with four Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge. He retired from Looney's Chevrolet in Kingsport.

Mr. McArthur was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the chancel choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Clarice Lane McArthur; a granddaughter, Karen Anne McArthur; sister, Helen Doggett; brother, James "Trig" McArthur.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Jane Johnson McArthur - Bristol, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gary Swiney, Bristol, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, John Mark and Nancy McArthur, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Stephanie Lipson and husband DeWayne, Lisa Lindsey and husband Kevin, Sarah McArthur; five great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Estepp, Gate City, Va., Mary Lou Roberts, Weber City, Va., Margaret Day, Moncks Corner, S.C.; brother, Bobby McArthur, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Serving as pallbearers are Terry Roberts, Gwendell Estepp, Ronald Estepp, Jeff Estepp, David Reed, Tom Johnson, Jr., Tom Johnson, Sr., and Benny Reed.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Taylor Class, Gate City United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, Harry Penley, and Edley Bellamy and Bill Bowen.

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

The family wishes to express appreciation to Lakebridge Health Care Center and James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center for their kindness and loving care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church Choir,103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Jane (Johnson) McArthur

 

GATE CITY. Va. - Jane Johnson McArthur, 76, Gate City, Va., received God's perfect healing on Saturday (Dec. 2, 2006).

She was born in Middlesboro, Ky. on Oct. 13, 1930, later moving to Gate City, Va., where she lived, worked and raised her family. She retired from Bank of America in Gate City, Va.

Mrs. McArthur was an active member of Gate City United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, church memorials treasurer, WMU president, childrens sermons, and a frequent pulpit speaker.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack McArthur; parents, John and Audrey Pierson Johnson; brother, Tom Johnson, Sr.; sister, Sara Reed; granddaughter, Karen Anne McArthur.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, John Mark and Nancy McArthur, Church Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gary Swiney, Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stephanie Lipson and husband DeWayne, Lisa Lindsey and husband Kevin, Sarah Snapp and husband Blake; six great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; brother, J.D. Johnson and wife Evelyn, Clearwater, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Gate City United Methodist Church, Gate City, Va., and anytime at the residence of John Mark and Nancy McArthur, Church Hill, Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Gate City United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

Music will be provided by the Gate City United Methodist Church Choir and pianist Margaret Swiney.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to be at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Reed, Rodney Hall, Joel Jones, Mickey Osborne, Kevin Lindsey, Blake Snapp, Gary Swiney and DeWayne Lipson.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Taylor Sunday School class.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the new building fund at Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 E. Walnut Street, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Rhonda Lafawn McArthur

NORTON, Va. - Rhonda Lafawn McArthur, 49, passed away Monday evening (Jan. 23, 2006) at her home.

She was born in Norton, Va., and lived most of her life there. She was a graduate of Coeburn High School and was of the Baptist faith.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her father, Billie Carson McArthur.

Survivors include her mother, June McArthur, Norton, Va.; three daughters, Heather Shoemaker, Carla Bradford, and Emily Keith, all of Norton, Va.; three granddaughters, Kayla, Brandy and Megan; a brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Debbie McArthur, of Norton, Va.; an anonymous special friend; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carty Funeral Home, Norton-Wise, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Dearry officiating.

Interment will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton, Va. Friends and family members will leave the funeral home in procession at 10:30 a.m.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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JoAnn (Carter) McClain

TAMPA, Fla. — JoAnn McClain, 74, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2009.

JoAnn was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up in the beautiful hills of Hiltons, Va., where her tomboy soul spent time in the Holston River.

She was preceded in death by her father; Clarence Burton (Burt) Carter; mother, Nellie McCall; and her loving stepmother, Mollie G. Carter.

JoAnn leaves behind three daughters, Charlene and her husband, Dr. Carl Bendeck, Maureen and her husband, Edmund Visneski, all of Kingsport and Colleene and her husband, Jim Kershner of Tampa; her dear former husband, Dale McClain of Kingsport.; five loving grandchildren, Caitlin JoAnn Bendeck, Daniel Bendeck, Christopher Bendeck, Nick Bendeck and Makayla Kershner; a brother, Bill Carter and his family in Sullivan, Ohio; and cousins, Patsy Mason and Willirae Gardner of Hiltons, Va.

JoAnn’s family would like to thank all of her friends at Acorn Trace, especially Barbara Van Matre, for all of her special assistance. They would also like to express their gratitude to the MICU Nursing Staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for making her last days comfortable.

A private family service is planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in JoAnn’s name to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America.

Blount Curry Funeral Homes, Tampa, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dorothy Opal (Green) Miller McClellan

GATE CITY, Va. -- Dorothy Opal McClellan , 73, died Wednesday (March 25, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Cora Green. She was a member of the Gate City Rebekah Lodge No. 86.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Davidson; and five brothers, Clyde, Leonard, Arthur and Roy Green and infant brother, James Green.

Surviving are her husband, Vernon McClellan , Gate City, Va.; a daughter, Mary Alice McClellan , Gate City, Va.; a son, Eddie J. Miller, Gate City, Va.; a granddaughter, Rachel Miller Hess; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence. Rebekah services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Friday by members of the Gate City Rebekah Lodge No. 86.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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George Larry McClellan

KINGSPORT - George Larry McClellan, 57, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2001) in the Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

Larry was born July 4, 1944 in Sullivan County, a son of the late Cecil and Anna Lee McConnell McClellan. Larry was an employee of Waste Management.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Frank McClellan.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Carrie Perry McClellan, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Allen Castle, Cristi and Joey Tribble and Amanda and Ryan Sanders, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Jeffrey Castle, Brittany Castle, Stephanie Castle, Hayley Tribble and Tanner Tribble; three sisters, Jeri MacIntyre, Knoxville, Mary Jennings and Jane Snow, both of Kingsport; one brother, Pat McClellan, Oak Ridge.

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 G.B. Jennings officiating.

Music will be under the direction of Mary Barker.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the East Lawn Memorial Park Garden of Love.

Pallbearers will be Allen Castle, Joey Tribble, Ryan Sanders, Doug Adkins, Paul Perry, Andy Jennings, Jeff Jennings, Mike Perry, Tony Webb and Carl Houseright.

Kingsport Times-News
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James Elmer "Jim" McLain Jr.

MOUNT CARMEL - James E. "Jim" McLain Jr., 53, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. James was a special person who touched many people's lives. He was loved and adored by his loving wife, two special sons and his little angel, Julia.

Mr. McLain served in the U.S. Marines and was employed at Eastman for over 30 years in the organic chemical department. He was a legendary softball player and a well-rounded, gifted and talented athlete.

He attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mount Carmel.

Mr. McLain was preceded in death by his parents, James E. McLain Sr. and Julia Birchfield McLain; and one brother, John McLain.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria Christian McLain, of the home; sons, James E. "Jimmy" McLain III and Rodney A. McLain and wife Lisa, all of Kingsport; one special granddaughter, Julia Del-Rae McLain, Johnson City; sisters, Ann Tittle, Kansas, Patricia Smith, Franklin, Tenn., Diane Smith and husband Tony and Sarah McLain, all of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bill and Verdie Lee Christian, Mt. Carmel; sisters-in-law, Toni Arnold and husband Keith, Kingsport, Veronica Morton and husband David, Church Hill, and Yvonne Wagner and husband Doug, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Bill Christian and wife Carol, Kingsport; and stepmother, Opal S. McLain, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mount Carmel.

Friends will also be received at the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Christian, 325 Bay St., Mount Carmel or at the home of his sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Wagner, 2000 Tallwood Dr., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church with the Rev. David Salley and Mitch Whisnant officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lighthouse Quartet.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery with Chaplain Joe W. Byrd of the American Legion presenting the American flag.

Pallbearers will be Keith Arnold, Billy Christian, David Morton, Doug Wagner, Bryan Henderson, Eddie DeLong, Jerry Weston, Arthel Salyers and Chunky Fleenor.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and fellow softball teammates.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Albert Bennie “Ben” McClellan Sr.

LEESBURG, Va. - Albert Bennie “Ben” McClellan Sr., 69, 22469 Watson Road , died Friday ( July 7, 2000 ) at his residence.

Born in Green County , Tenn. on Jan. 4, 1931 , son of the late Henry Darrell McClellan Sr. and Lillian Cordelia McClellan.

He was a craftsman and was well known for his carpentry skills and did work for many people. He was a member of Berryville Moose Lodge and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel M. McClellan, Leesburg, Va.; daughter, Cathy L. Hall, Shannondale, W.Va.; sons, Bennie McClellan Jr., Berryville, Va., David L. McClellan and Walter E. McClellan, both of Leesburg, Va.; brothers, Bobby C. McClellan and Roy W. McClellan, both of Kingsport; granddaughters, Daisy May Hall and Wendy Hall Long, both of Kingsport; grandsons, Bennie Alan McClellan, Matthew Adam McClellan, both of Kingsport; great-grandson, Bennie Alan McClellan Jr., Kingsport; special friend, Shirley Church Sindelar, Kingsport.

Services will be held today at 7 p.m. in Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg , Va.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery , Leesburg , Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 209 Gibson Street NW, Suite 202 , Leesburg , Va. 20176 .

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Amanda Alice "Mandy" (Templeton) McClellan

Mrs. Mandy Alice McClellan, 76, of Gravely Road (Kingsport Route 2), died at 7 p.m. Tuesday [12/16/1958] at her home.

She was born in Hawkins County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Scott Templeton and lived in Scott County, Va., most of her life.  The McClellans moved to Sullivan County three years ago.  Mrs. McClellan was a member of Blair's Chapel Methodist Church in Virginia.

Survivors include her husband, Tom W. McClellan; eight daughters, Mrs. Arvel Henry, Mrs. Opal Blackard and Mrs. Gertrude Haynes, all of Kingsport; Mrs. Brett Williams, Mrs. Frank Dean and Mrs. Leonard Smith, Gate City, Mrs. Reba Kilgore, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Gilbert Kilgore, Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sons. Kenneth and J. B., Kingsport, and Billie McClellan, Gate City; one brother, W. H. Tempton [Templeton,] Rogersville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  The body is at Carter-Clamon Funeral Home.

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Funeral for Mrs. Mandy Alice McClellan, who died at her home on Gravely Road Tuesday at the age of 76, will be held at Blair's Chapel Methodist Church near Gate City, Va., at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The Rev. N. P. King, the Rev. G. E. Pagans and the Rev. Carl Jones will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The following grandsons will be pallbearers: Ray Haynes,  Tom McClellan, Cecil Dean, James Blackard, Jim Smith, Herschel Williams, Junior Kilgore and Fred Kilgore.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service from Carter-Clamon Funeral Home, where it will remain until then.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home and at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arvel Henry, Gravely Road.

Kingsport News, Wednesday and Thursday, December 17 and 18, 1958

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Barbara Phyllis (Grace) McClellan

BRISTOL, Va. - Barbara Phyllis Grace McClellan , 65, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2000).

She was born in Kingsport, and was the daughter of the late Henry Grace Sr. and Cuba Hart Grace. Mrs. McClellan graduated from Bluff City High School and served as an executive secretary for area businesses, and was a homemaker in her final years. She was formerly active in Girl Scouts, coached recreational basketball, and was an avid golfer, bowler and bridge player. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Paul S. McClellan Sr.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Alan (Tamara) Ottinger, Blountville, Mrs. Steve (Melinda) Hobbs, Bluff City, and Mrs. Webster (Donna) Gilley Sr., Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Paul S. McClellan Jr., Conover, N.C.; one brother, Henry L. Grace Jr., Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Betty Grace Royston, Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Heather and Andrea Ottinger, Lauren and Steven Hobbs Jr., Bradley, Wesley, James, Jordan, and Nathanael McClellan , and Webster Gilley Jr.; daughter-in-law, Leslie H. McClellan.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Akard Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fred Dearing officiating.

Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah Hazel (Bays) McClellan

Beulah Hazel McClellan, 95, formerly of Winchester, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, in Heritage Hall Nursing & Rehab Center, Leesburg.

Mrs. McClellan was born Jan. 20, 1911, in Virginia, the daughter of James Shell and Martha Lou Hilton Bays.

She was married to Lester A. McClellan.

Surviving are a daughter, Ina B. Mancini of Winchester; two sons, Charles A. McClellan of Aldie and Willie L. McClellan of Leesburg; two sisters, Gladys Barb of Bristol and Ruby Clark of Blountville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be at noon Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Leesburg. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Leesburg.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Barrhouse, Joseph Bladen, John Charles, John Kirk, Kenneth Mancini, and Edward McClellan.

The family will receive friends one hour before the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Winchester Star, Nov. 4, 2006

Submitted by Don Lane

Billie McDonald McClellan

KINGSPORT _ Billie M. McClellan, 74, 233 Valley Street, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. and came to Kingsport in 1968, he was retired from the City of Kingsport (Traffic Department) after over 25 years of service.

He was a member of Way of Life Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas McClellan and Amanda Templeton McClellan; two brothers, Kenny and J.B. McClellan; five sisters, Reba, Vonia, Maxie, Gertrude and Freddie; two infant great-grandsons, Zachary and Daniel Wyrick.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Estelle Reba (Larkins) McClellan, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Mike (Mildred) Elliott and Mrs. Leonard (Pauline) Crawford, both of Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Wade McClellan and wife, Jamie, Church Hill, Larry McClellan and wife, Alice, and Bobby Wallace and wife, Julie, both of Kingsport; seven special granddaughters, Tracy, Staci, Joni, Amanda, Crystal, Jennifer, and Cheyenne; three special grandsons, Kenny, Charles, Israel; two special great-grandchildren, Mikaylah and Morgan; several special sisters and brothers-in-law; three sisters, Thelma Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Opal Blackard, Kingsport and Margaret Kilgore, Deland, Fla.

Friends may call any time at the residence, 233 Valley Road, (off Gravely Road).

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bro. Johnny Gibson and the Rev. Bro. G. W. White officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews and honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
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Cecil Frank McClellan

KINGSPORT - Cecil Frank McClellan, 57, of Qualls Road, departed this life Wednesday morning (May 19, 1999) at his residence.

He was self employed and a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Cassidy and Anna Lee McConnell McClellan.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie Jean Whitteker McClellan , Kingsport; daughters, Terry McClellan Larkin and Sharon McClellan Hughes, both of Kingsport; son, Brian McClellan , Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Jeri McIntyre, Knoxville, Mary Jennings and Jane McClellan , both of Kingsport; brothers, Pat McClellan , Ten Mile, Tenn., and Larry McClellan , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating. Music will be by the McGlothin Family.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Morgan's Chapel Cemetery (Midway Community) Scott County.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Jennings, Andrew Jennings, Mike Larkin, Phil McClellan , Larry McClellan and Pat McClellan .

Memorial contributions may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4155, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles Martin "Charlie Bear" McClellan

WEBER CITY, Va. — Charles "Charlie Bear" McClellan, 79, of Wilmeth Street, went to be with the Lord at 5:10 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 27, 2007) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born May 19, 1928 and was the son of the late Hughie and Nannie Hammond McClellan of Scott County, Va. He was a graduate of the former Midway High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Holston View United Methodist Church and the former owner/operator of Weber City Shell for 26 years. Following that, he worked for 12 years at the Advance Auto Parts Store in Gate City, Va. He was a member of the Catlett Masonic Lodge #35 Gate City, Va., the Scottish Rite Body of Roanoke, Va. and the Jericho Shriners, Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Garland, Emmit, Elmer, J. Fred and Glen; two sisters, Marie Peters and Agnes Carrico.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jerrie McClellan, of the home; and a brother, Pat McClellan of Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family and friends also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Pierce and the Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Military rites will be observed by the Hammond American Legion Post #3/265 Gate City, Va. Masonic rites will also be observed by the Catlett Masonic Lodge # 35 Gate City Va.

Pallbearers will be Dane McClellan, Fred Carrico, Mike Carrico, Gary McClellan, Warner Ray Brickey and Randy Quillen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Plunk and Collen Smith.

The family request that no flowers be sent, but memorials be sent to the Jericho Shriners, 1100 Sam Walton Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to the Methodist Women’s Group, c/o Holston View United Methodist Church, 117 Church St., Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Cordelia (Sanders) Wolfe McClellan

Mrs. J. H. (Cordelia) McClellan, 86, 530 Dale Street , died 5:30 a.m. Saturday [ Nov 19, 1960 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Martha Maddux Sanders. She came to Kingsport in 1931. Her late husband, James H. McClellan died in July 1960. She was a member of the McConnell Memorial Methodist Church , Scott County , Va.

Survivors include one son, Swanson McClellan; one daughter, Mrs. I. W. McClellan, both of Kingsport ; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earl Austin officiating. Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be: H. P. Neeley, Walter McClellan, Fred Wise, C. E. Cutshall, Nelson Wise, and Cline Wise.

The body will be removed from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home to the residence at 11 a.m. Sunday.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, November 20, 1960)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Curtis Andrew "Andy" McClellan

MOUNT CARMEL - Curtis (Andy) McClellan, 60, went to be with the Lord Tuesday night (Oct. 24, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Andy retired from Westmoreland Coal Co. after 21 years of service as an electrician. He was president of U.M.W.A. Local 8181 and a Presbyterian by faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Monnie (Macnew) McClellan; and one sister, Leola Hillman.

Surviving are his wife, Linda McClellan, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and David Bradley, Toronto, Canada; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Ginny McClellan, Kingsport; one brother, Allen (Autrey) McClellan, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Ashley, Joseph, and Gavin McClellan, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgans Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Shannon Powers officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Suite C 250, Nashville, Tenn. 37228. 1(800)586-4872.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorse D. McClellan

Dorse D. McClellan, 75, of 317 May Ave. died at 4:35 p.m. Saturday [11/17/1973] at Holston Valley Community Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and had been a resident of Kingsport for 32 years.

After retiring from Southern Oxygen Co., he had been employed by Wells Fargo Co. He was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, where he served on the board and as a trustee.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen Cleek McClellan; daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Doris Jean) Cofield, of Talbott, Tenn.; two granddaughters; sisters, Mrs. B. N. (Lucille) Powers, Kingsport; Mrs. Paris (Lona) Hayes, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Audrey Fletcher, Kingsport, and Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Taylor, Bristol; and brother, Rhea McClellan, Gate City, Va.

Carters Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Dorse McClellan 317 Moy Ave., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. G. D. Peters officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at Carters Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Nephews will be pallbearers, Honorary Pallbearers will be elders and members of the board of Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. The family suggests that those who wish may give donations to the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ building fund.

[Newspaper obituary had his name as Borse.]

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Elaine (Byington) Addington McClellan

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Elaine Addington McClellan , 68, Rt. 2, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday (March 24, 1998) in Chester, Va.

A native of Russell County, Va., she was a 1946 graduate of Temple Hill High School. She resided in Nickelsville for several years and was the owner and operator of The Old Town House Restaurant. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Ford Addington in 1978; and her parents, W.E. (Bill) and Jennie Louise Dorton Byington.

Surviving are her husband, Pat McClellan , Nickelsville, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Louise Broadwater and Phil Broadwater and a son and daughter-in-law, Gary Ford Addington and Pam, all of Nickelsville, Va.; two grandchildren, Melissa Dawn Broadwater and Micheal Todd Addington, Nickelsville, Va.; and two brothers, Marvin Byington and Carlye Byington, both of Nickelsville, Va.

The family will receive friends anytime at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Broadwater, Twin Springs Road, Nickelsville, Va. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Guy R. Elam officiating. Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elbert Sevier McClellan

BRISTOL (Spl.) -- Elbert S. McClellan, 69, died suddenly at his home at 114 Blountville Road , Bristol at 9 a.m. Monday [ 10/5/1953 ].

He was a well-known groceryman.  He was a native of Scott County and came to Bristol 35 years ago and engaged in the mercantile business until his retirement in 1947.  He was a member of the Methodist Church .

Survivors include four daughters, Eula Jean, Mildred and Marion McClellan, of Bristol, and Mrs. Hugh Gilmer of Elk Garden, Va.; one son, Paul McClellan of Bristol; two sisters, Mrs. D. T. Smith of Rose Hill, Va., and Mrs. Ackie Patten of Detroit; two brothers, R. E. McClellan of Bristol and Q. C. McClellan of Livina, Mich.; one half-brother, Johnny McClellan of Clear Branch, Tenn.; also two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blevins Funeral Home with the Rev. G. T. Jordan in charge.  Burial will follow in Glen Wood Cemetery .

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, October 6, 1953)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Elmer Lee McClellan

GATE CITY, Va. - Elmer Lee McClellan, born on June 1, 1924, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004) at the age of 80 as a result of a car accident.

Mr. McClellan retired from A&L Construction Co. at Eastman and was previously employed by American News Company, Marlboro Construction Co. and Kingsport Press in Shipping.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II for two years in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. McClellan was preceded in death by his parents, Hughie and Nannie Hammonds McClellan; a son, Ronnie C. McClellan; and a great-grandson, James McKinley Hall. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes McClellan Carico and Marie McClellan Peters; and three brothers, Garland McClellan, Emmett McClellan and Glen McClellan.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years and nine months, Ruby Fletcher McClellan; and a son, David McClellan, both of the home. He is also survived by a granddaughter and her husband, Gwenda and Tom Hall of Gate City, Va.; and a grandson, Shannon McClellan of Clinchport, Va.; three brothers, J. Fred McClellan and his wife Tally, Pat McClellan, Charlie McClellan and his wife Jerrie, all of Gate City, Va.; and a sister-in-law, Annie Fletcher; several nieces, nephews and special friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of Annie Fletcher.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hall, the Rev. Paul Blessing, the Rev. Robert Fletcher and the Rev. Charles Boone officiating.

Music will be provided by the Volunteers.

Burial will follow the services in Holston View Cemetery with American Legion Post 3/265 Gate City, Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain, in charge of graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Mike Carrico, Dane McClellan, Bob Ervin, Junior Jennings, Gary McClellan, Steve "String Bean" Strickler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Kelly, Fred Carico, David McClellan, Shannon McClellan and James M. Lane.

Special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in ICU and Wilcox Hall second floor.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eva Jane (Harris) McClelland

FORT BLACKMORE - Mrs. Eva Jane McClelland, 71, Route 1, died at the home of a nephew, S. P. Harris Jr., Wednesday morning [1/10/1968] following a lingering illness.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors included several nieces and nephews.

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

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, January 11, 1968)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Elizabeth (Jenkins) McClellan

GATE CITY, Va. — Frances Elizabeth McClellan, 79, died Friday, (Feb. 22, 2008).

She was a member of the Gate City Presbyterian Church.

Frances leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, Claude McClellan; sons, Roger, Tony, Jeffery and Jim; daughters-in-law, Kathy, Michelle and Marci; grandchildren, Amy Hilton, Parker, Dylan, Evan and Emily McClellan, Andy, Hunter and Bailey Poff; great grandchildren, Graham and Abigail Hilton; also Geneva Hammonds, Troy and Jack McDavid; Frances also leaves many loving nieces, nephews and a special friend, Betty Cox.

Frances was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Don Muncie officiating.

Music will be provided by the Heaven Bound Singers.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the McClellan family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Grover Cleveland "G.C." McClellan Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Grover "G.C." McClellan Jr., 79, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 2, 1919, he was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Ada Brooks McClellan . He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Greg Smith; one sister, Jane McClellan Weadon; and brothers, Rayford, Woodrow and Arnold McClellan .

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis McClellan , Gate City, Va.; his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Billy Williams, Gate City, Va.; three sisters, Roxie Richardson, Bluefield, W.Va., Ella Munsey, College Park, Md., and Jean Leavenworth, Arlington, Va.; several nieces and nephews and special family, Joey and Karyn, Tristian, Jordan, Hunter, Nikolette and Skyllar Addington, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Brian Henry.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Tristian Addington, David Smith, David Hurd, Jeff Kern, Joey Addington, Harry McConnell, Paul Taylor and James Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan Addington, Jim Byrd, Joe Smith, Jim Collins, Fred Kern and Bud Cole. The family will meet at the funeral home at noon Monday for procession to the cemetery.

The family requests that donations may be made to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, c/o Giving Back Fund, 54 Canal St., Suite 320, Boston, Mass., 02114, (617) 556-2820.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Helene Mary (Martin) McClellan

Mrs. Helene Mary McClellan, 50, Fall Branch, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 10 p.m. Thursday.

She is survived by her husband, John S. McClellan, Fall Branch; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Ridge, Morristown; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hinty and Mrs. Joe Moore, Lexington, Va.; two brothers, Horace Martin, Kingsport, and Howard Martin, Mooresburg; and one grandson.

Funeral services be conducted at the Fall Branch Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Caraway. Rev. W. R. Graham, and Rev. Bill Steele will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body was taken to the residence at 10 a.m. Friday.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Friday Sept 22, 1960
Submitted by Don Lane

Irene (Meade) McClellan

ST. PAUL, Va. - Irene McClellan, 64, died Saturday ( May 2, 1992 ) in the Norton Community Hospital .

She attended the McClellan’s Chapel.

Surviving are four sons, Mi­chael McClellan and Monte McClellan, both of St. Paul, Marty McClellan, Bristol, Va., and Mickey McClellan, Coeburn; five grandchildren; one great-grand­child; her mother, Myrtle Meade, St. Paul, Va.; one brother, Roba Meade, Sandusky, Ohio; four sis­ters, Mamie McReynolds, Naza Maples, and Bobbie June McClel­lan, all of St. PauL and Carrie Crowder, Greeneville, Tenn.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. Sunday at Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glen Ritchie officiating.

Burial will be in the McClellan Cemetery , St. Paul .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

CONDUCT FUNERAL
FOR RABIES VICTIM

Jack McClellan First Victim of Dreaded Hydrophobia In
Scott County ; Died Here

(Special to The Times)

GATE CITY , Nov. 12.—The victim of the dread malady, hydrophobia, seven-year-old Jack Hagan McClellan was dead today. 23 days after he was bitten by a rabid dog near here.

His death marks the only fatality known in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee , and is the climax of a recent mad dog scare in which 25 rabid and rabid-bitten dogs were killed here in efforts to break up the spread of rabies.

Lack of cooperation of the public with health and county officials in confining dogs during the recent danger period was voiced by one official as indirectly to blame for the youth's death.

Young McClellan became ill last Thursday and was taken to the Community hospital at Kingsport last Sunday, when the nature of his illness was ascertained.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home tomorrow at 11 a. m. with Rev. J. B. Craft and Rev. J. E. Graham officiating.  Burial rites will be held at the Coley cemetery.

He was the only child of Echol and Catherine Coley McClellan and a student of the elementary department of Shoemaker high school here.

Active pall bearers were: J. C. Benton, Burgee Coley, Earnest Jennings, Roy Mann, Tom Johnson, Johnny Compton.

Flower bearers were: Evelyn McClellan, Fay Mann, Geneva Wagner, Nell Shelton. Marie McClellan, Lillian Snodgrass, Bettie Lee McDavid, Carrie McClellan, Vesta Pierson, Helen McClellan,and Agnes Gobble.

Kingsport Times; Nov. 12, 1935  

James H. McClellan

James H. McClellan, 86, 530 Dale Street, died unexpectedly in his sleep Sunday morning.

He was born tn Scott County , Va. , but had lived most of his life in Kingsport .  He opened and operated the McClellan Boarding House of the same address.

He was a member of the McConnell Memorial Methodist Church .  His parents were the late Samuel and Polly McConnell McClellan.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cordelia Sanders McClellan of Klngsport; one daughter, Mrs. Rosa W. McClellan; one son, Swanson McClellan of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Hester Reed and a brother Cleve McClellan of Gate City; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral arrangements are in­complete.  The body will he re­moved from the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home to the residence at 4 p.m. Monday and will remain there until the time of services.

(Kingsport News, Monday, July 11, 1960)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Janice (White) McClellan

KINGSPORT — Janice McClellan, 65, of Kingsport went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, (Oct. 8, 2011) at her residence.

Janice was a member of Bible Way Baptist Church for 40 years, having served on the bus ministry for twenty-eight years. She was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Janice retired from Tri-Cities Christian School after twenty plus years of service. She loved to serve the Lord and cherished the time that she spent with her family. Janice enjoyed fishing and went every opportunity she had. She used this time as a chance to tell people that she met about her Savior. Janice spent many hours on her porch watching the humming birds feed, which was so relaxing to her.

Mrs. McClellan was preceded in death by her grandson, T.J. Barker; her parents, Ray and Ellie Irene White; brother Jess White and nephew, Terry White.

Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Bobby C. McClellan; daughter, Lora Castle, Ocean City, N. J.; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Fredonna McClellan of Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill McClellan of Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Rose Lee and Harry Hall, Mount Olive, N. C.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Kathy White, Kingsport; brother, Ray White Jr. of Kingsport; granddaughter Chelcee McClellan of Kingsport; great-granddaughter, Faylee Greene, Kingsport; grandson, Mike Gustafson, Kingsport; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

The McClellan family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. with Pastors Travis Boling, Robert Fletcher and Brian McClellan officiating.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park. Everyone is asked to assemble at the funeral home by 12:45pm to go in procession to the cemetery.

Her nephews from both sides of her family will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces from both sides of her family.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice for the care of Janice, and a special thank you and love to Rochelle.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Fred McClellan

WEBER CITY, Va. - J. Fred McClellan, 81, of Holston Terrace, passed away Saturday morning, (July 14, 2007) at his residence following a long illness.

He was a veteran of the military having been drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he re-entered into the U.S. Air Force where he eventually retired March 31, 1967. Following retirement, he was employed and retired from the State of Virginia Employment Commission. He was a member of the Holston View United Methodist Church where he served faithfully. He also belonged to the Catlett Masonic Lodge #35, Gate City, Va., a 32 degree Mason in the Scottish Rite body in Knoxville, Tenn. and was a member of the Jericho Shrine of Kingsport, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Emmitt, Garland, Elmer and Glen McClellan; sisters, Agnes Carrico and Marie Peters.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cordia Tally (Bellamy) McClellan of the home; two daughters, Kathy Quillen and husband, Larry, of Gate City, Va. and Elizabeth Sluss and husband, Larry, of Piney Flats, Tenn.; one son, Dane McClellan and wife, Jessie, of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Bobbie Quillen and wife, Katie, Amy Quillen and husband, Randy, Sarah Haynie and husband, Josh and Ben Coates; great- grandchildren, Cody Quillen, Kady Quillen, Keeley Quillen, Kendal Quillen and Kiersten Quillen; two brothers, Charles McClellan and wife, Jerri, of Weber City, Va. and Pat McClellan of Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others also survive.

Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 6:45 p.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church. Masonic services will be provided by the Catlett Masonic Lodge #35 at 6:45 with funeral services to follow with Rev. Ken Pierce and Rev. Bob Copeland officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Military graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery with the American Legion Hammond Post #3/265 Gate City, Va. as well as members of the Virginia National Guard in charge.

Pallbearers will be Mike Carrico, Gary McClellan, Randy Compton, Don Carter, Ron Carter, Gerald Compton and Greg Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be the mens Sunday school class at Holston View United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holston View United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 2278, Weber City, Va. or to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Benjamin McClellan

Funeral services for Joseph Benjamin McClellan. 75, who died at his home in Scott County, Tuesday at5 p. m., will be held at Blair's Chapel, Scott County, near Gate City, Thursday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Rand Dillon and the Rev. Elizabeth Doan will officiate.

Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Williams and Mrs. Lyda Williams of Gate City and Mrs. Charles Rogan of Clinton, Mass.: one son, Warner McClellan of Orebank; three brothers, Tom McClellan of Gate City, Sam McClellan of Louisville, Tenn., and Ransome McClellan of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Ann Nash of Big Stone Gap, Mrs. Floyd Williams of Gate City, Mrs. R. W. Jennings of Gray's Station and Mrs.

B. A. Jennings of Kingsport. He is also survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The body was to have been taken from the Huff Funeral Home to the home of his daughter. Mrs. B. A. Jennings. 1042 Cooper Street, Lynn Garden, Wednesday at 5 p. m.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 10, 1947

Lee Roy Jackson McClellan

McCLELLAN RITES CONDUCTED TODAY

Well Known Bristol Man Succumbs Following Protracted Illness in Chicago

BRISTOL , May 31. -- Funeral Services for L. R. McClellan, 35, prominent local merchant, who died in a Chicago hospital Monday [ 5/28/1934 ] following a protracted illness, were conducted this afternoon from the Anderson Street Methodist church.  Rev. C. W. Kelly officiated.  Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery .

He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Thelma Vermillion of Midway, Va., and four children, L. R. Jr., Lorraine, Gene Austin and Carolyn, all of 1104 State street.

Other immediate survivors include five brothers and two sisters: E. S., B. A., and R. E. McClellan of Bristol; I. W. McClelaln of Gate City, Va.; Q. C. McClellan and Mrs. F. E. Patton of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. D. T. Smith of Rose Hill, Va.

Pall bearers: B. J. Vance, S. B. Hughes, A. B. Cofer, C. J. Crowell, Hugh Pile and Phillips Leonard.

Honorary pall bearers, who served as flower bearers: L. T. Tate, P. H. Nickles, Massey Davidson, Will H. Nickles, T. Ratliff, Dr. H. K. McConnell, J. M. Rollins, C. C. Pendleton, M. Yates, of Gate City; Dr. J. L. Hankins, of Johnson City; J. C. Gray, W. R. Hilton, Dr. J. S. Bachman, J. D. Payne, Dr. E. D. Rollins, W. R. Cowan, F. M. Ruth, S. H. Lane, Frank Gobble, Will Morley, J. O. Morley, C. T. Slaughter, R. Z. Rederick, Joe Daugherty, W. T. Cash, R. L. Earnest, J. E. Blevins, C. E. Little, J. R. Sally, C. E. Pope, H. G. Littleford, J. D. Newland, E. B. Cox, Garland Hagy, G. H. Calloway, A. D. Cole and R. L. Smith.

(Kingsport Times, Thursday, May 31, 1934)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lona Helen (Gillenwater) McClellan

Lona Gillenwater McClellan, age 87 of Louisville, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center .

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle McClellan.

    Survivors include: daughters and sons in law, Marjorie and Lon Fugate of Maryville, Patricia and Charley Neeley of Seymour; sons and daughters in law, Melvin John and Betty McClellan of Friendsville, J.K. Jr., and Bobbie McClellan of Louisville; grandchildren, David Prather of Atlanta, Steve Prather of Austin, Texas, Jennifer and A.J. Ottinger of Maryville, Clint Fugate of Maryville, Pam and Andy Landers of Athens, Ga., Scott and Shelia McClellan of Maryville, Jay McClellan of Louisville, John McClellan of Maryville; 6 great grandchildren; sister in law, Dorothy Morton of Louisville; brother in law, S. M. McClelllan of Louisville.

    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark R. McKnight officiating.

    The interment will follow in Middlesettlements Cemetery .

    The family will receive friend from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville .

(from obituary in ' Knoxville News-Sentinel,' (TN) of October 13, 1999 )

Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN)
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier
 

Lotus Pharon (Agee) McClellan

BRISTOL (Spl.) -- Mrs. Lotus Agee McClellan, 61, wife of E. S. McClellan, died at her home, 114 Blountville Road , at 3 a.m. Saturday [ 7/28/1951 ] after a lingering illness.

She is survived by her husband; six children, Dorothy, Eula Jean, Mildred, Paul and Marian, all of Bristol, and Mrs. Hugh L. Gilmer of Elk Garden, Va.; one grandchild, Monty Gilmer; one sister, Mrs. C. L. Dougherty of Gate City; two brothers, K. A. Agee of Buffalo, N. Y., and J. L. Agee of Portsmouth, Va.

Funeral services will be held at the State Street Methodist Church in Bristol at 4 p.m. Sunday.  Dr. W. F. Blackard and the Rev. Charles Williams of Independence , Va. , will officiate.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery .  Blevins Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 29, 1951)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Madeline Pearl (Horne) McClellan

GATE CITY, Va. - Madeline Pearl McClellan, 84, died Monday (March 4, 2002) at Brian Center.

She was born in Wise County, Va., on Aug. 13, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Walter Franklin Horne and Ruby Mae Renfro Horne. She retired from the yarn division of Tennessee Eastman.

She was a member of Nottingham United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland E. McClellan; son, Kenneth A. McClellan; grandson, Quinten A. McClellan; one sister and two brothers.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Jan McClellan Kuenning and Col. Rick Kuenning, Stuttgart, Germany, Pamela McClellan Burke and Jeff Burke, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Gary E. and Lisa McClellan, Kingsport; grandchildren, Mary Susan Kuenning, Allison Burke and Jessica Burke; sisters, Virginia Bellamy and Lyle Horne, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Eulogy will be given by Col. Rick Kuenning.

Music will be provided by Mark Stayton.

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

Pallbearers will be Bobby Quillen, Mike Bellamy, Sammy Bellamy, Doug Gray, Dan Gray, David Gray, Mike Carico and Dane McClellan.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marsha Leana "Marshalina" (Quillen) McClellan

MT. CARMEL — Marsha Quillen McClellan, 65, passed away Friday (April 17, 2009) at the Bristol Speciality Hospital.

She was born in Kingsport, and had spent most of her life in this area. She was a 1961 graduate of Lynn View High School. She worked at Eastman until 1966, after which she left to start a family. She also served at the Mt. Carmel Library for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ruth Stubblefield Quillen, and sister, Sonja Davenport.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny McClellan; two sons, Brian McClellan of Mt. Carmel, Kelly and LuLu McClellan of Akworth, Ga.; grandchildren, Jesse, Marley, and Jack; niece, Kim Flannary; three nephews, David Davenport, Chad McClellan, Joe McClellan.

The family will receive friends in Celebration of Mrs. McClellan’s life Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill from 5 to 8 p.m.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens with Rev. Earl Miller officiating. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. to leave in procession.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Alley, Bob Boyd, Dayton Christian, David Davenport, Wayne Dean, Eddie Hicks, Chuck McClellan and Gilbert Vance.

Special thanks to all the staff of Specialty Select Hospital in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Mt. Carmel Library, P.O. Box 1421, Mt. Carmel, Tenn., or the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the McClellan family.

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Mary Ann (Campbell) McClellan

KINGSPORT - Mary Ann Campbell McClellan, 89, died Friday morning (Sept. 14, 2001) at Church Hill Life Care Center due to a lengthy illness.

She attended Hope Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer Campbell, Earl Campbell and Jerry Campbell; two sisters, Cornie Powers and Benita Edison.

Survivors include one daughter, Reba Jean Dixon, Falls Church, Va.; two sisters, Irene Salyers and Ora Collins; one brother, Charles (Lundy) Campbell; several nieces and nephews.

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

Family and friends may also call anytime at the residence of her sister, 2020 Woodbine Street, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder Ezra Davis, Elder Keith Bowers and Elder Chad Crawford officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ellen (Cleek) McClellan

KINGSPORT — Mary Ellen Cleek McClellan, born on June 8, 1915 , our beloved mother and grandmother was called home on May 31, 2011 .

She was a founding member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church of Kingsport . She enjoyed the outdoors and the Gaither’s Homecoming Programs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorse D. McClellan; brother, Tommy L. Cleek of Snowflake, Va. ; and sister, Maggie Stallard of Midway, Va.

She is survived by her daughter, Doris Jean Cofield of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Erik Cofield of Spring, Tex., Denise Whitaker and husband, Jeff of Kingsport and Diane Cofield of Rogersville; five great-grandchildren, Randal LeBlanc of Knoxville, USMC Corporal Wesley LeBlanc and wife, Nicole of Okinawa, Japan, Beth LeBlanc of Kingsport, Brittany Whitaker and Amanda Whitaker of Church Hill; and three great-great-grandchildren, Jamison , Kiersten and Kaeden.

A graveside service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Section D with Rev. David Peters and Steve Crisp officiating.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Mary McClellan, be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center of the 3rd Judicial District, P.O. Box 743 , Mosheim , Tenn. 37818 .

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Mildred Lee McClellan

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Mildred Lee McClellan , 82, beloved sister and friend, was happily reunited in Heaven with her twin brother and other family members on Saturday afternoon (May 15, 2010). She departed this earth from Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, succumbing to cancer.

She was a native of Bristol, Tenn., residing at 510 Godsey Road and was a member of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and enjoyed the fellowship of the Church's Circle members. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was an outstanding elementary school teacher for 34 years, having spent 28 of those years at Anderson Elementary School in Bristol, Tenn. She loved her pupils, and always tried to instill moral and educational values in them by her example. She cared about her family and others, and was ever willing to help anyone she could.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lotus Agee and Elbert Sevier McClellan ; her twin brother, Paul Sevier McClellan , Sr.; and a sister, Eula Jean M. Whitaker.

Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy M. Trinkle, Evelyn M. Gilmer and Marian M. Turner and husband, Bill Turner, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service Wednesday at Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Charles Murphy officiating.

Committal and interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, Hugh M. Gilmer, Jr., Michael Gilmer, Roger Gilmer, Mark Trinkle, Paul S. McClellan , Jr., John F. Whitaker, Jr. and Gregory Turner.

Memorials may be made to Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1100 Windsor Avenue, Bristol, Tenn. 37620, or to King College Annual Fund, King College, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620-2699.

Arrangements especially for Miss McClellan and her family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Omer Eugene McClellan

Omer Eugene McClellan, 68, of 172 Gravely Road, died early Sunday morning [2/25/1973] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He retired after working with Kingsport Power Co., he attended Morgan's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Hallie McDavid, Kingsport; three brothers, William P. McClellan, Norfolk, Va., Milton S. McClellan, Gate City and Cecil C. McClellan, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City is in charge.

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Funeral services for Omer Eugene McClellan will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Jennings and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the Morgan Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home and at the residence of Cecil McClellan, 172 Gravely Road, Monday evening. Pallbearers will be J. L. Williamson, C. H. Hand, W. K. Bradshaw, E H. Presley, Winston Morrison, C. J. Riddle, C. L. Morrison and A. D Ford. Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 27, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Pat D. McClellan

GATE CITY, Va. — Pat D. McClellan, 73, died on Monday morning (March 23, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

A native of Scott County (Midway community), he was a retired farmer and carpenter. Pat enjoyed gardening, hunting, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and sharing stories about the good old days with family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time with Rhonda, Amy, Savanna and his dog "Brownie."

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Addington McClellan; his parents, Hugh M. and Nannie McClellan; his brothers, Garland McClellan, Emmitt McClellan, Elmer McClellan, J. Fred McClellan, Charles McClellan and Glen McClellan; his sisters, Marie Peters and Agnes Carico.

Pat McClellan is survived by an aunt, Carrie Carter; nephews, Wayne Frazier, Dane McClellan, Gary McClellan, David McClellan and Michael McClellan Carrico; nieces, Judy Hilton, Kathy Quillen, Liz Sluss, Jill LaFontaine, Jan Kuenning and Pam Burke; several cousins and two special friends, Zona Cassell and Betty Broadwater, whom he dearly loved. He was also survived by several additional friends who provided him much joy and happiness.

Receiving of friends will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the nephew’s residence, Mike Carrico.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Fields officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Holston View Cemetery with Dickie Cassell, John Fischer, Tracy Stubblefield, Warner Brickey, Clive Strong, Samuel Gillenwater, C.W. Stapleton, Fred Kendrick, Fred Carico and Ray Carico serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Leroy Davis and Donnie Gillenwater.

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

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Paul Sevier McClellan Sr.

BRISTOL, Va. - Paul Sevier McClellan Sr., 77, of Bristol, Va., passed away Friday (Dec. 3, 2004) at his home.

Paul was born June 13, 1927, in Bristol, Tenn., and was the son of the late Elbert Sevier McClellan and Lotus Pharon Agee.

He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School in 1945 where he actively participated in baseball and track during high school. At age 17, he volunteered for the U.S. Navy and served honorably.

Paul attended King College in Bristol and played collegiate baseball. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics and physics from King College in 1950.

After employment with H.P. King, Paul worked as a systems analyst for over 35 years for Sperry UNIVAC (UNISYS) and retired in 1987. Mr. McClellan was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed playing golf, bowling and tennis.

He had been a member of State Street United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Phyllis Grace McClellan.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alan (Tamara) Ottinger of Blountville, Ms. Melinda Hobbs of Blountville, and Mrs. Webster (Donna) Gilley Sr. of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Paul S. McClellan Jr. of Hickory, N.C.; five sisters, Mrs. Houston (Dorothy) Trinkle of Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Hugh (Evelyn) Gilmer of Rosedale, Va., Mrs. John (Eula Jean) Whitaker of Bristol, Tenn., Miss Mildred McClellan of Bristol, Tenn., and Mrs. Bill (Marian) Turner of Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Heather and Andrea Ottinger, Lauren and Steven Hobbs Jr., Bradley, Wesley, James, Jordan and Nathanael McClellan, and Webster Gilley Jr. Mr. McClellan is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Leslie H. McClellan; and sons-in-law, Webster Gilley Sr. and Alan Ottinger.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Reed Shell officiating.

Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those who wish may send memorials to King College, 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Clayton McClellan

KINGSPORT — Ralph Clayton McClellan, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (May 15, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1919 in Scott Co., Va.

He served in the United States Army Airforce as a sergeant during World War II, serving in the Kirby Thunderbolts 348th Fighter Group. His tour of duty from January 1942 to August 1945 under General Douglas McArthur led him all over the Pacific Islands.

He was of the Baptist faith. He worked at Eastman Chemical Company for 34 years until his retirement in 1981. After his retirement he became a novice farmer passing his legacy along to his son-in-law after he was no longer able. His joy in life was his great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George B. McClellan and Barbara Hammond McClellan; his beloved and devoted wife of over 50 years, Eunice Pierson McClellan, who died on May 31, 1997; sisters, Georgia Hobbs, Mary Ruth Sanders, Lou Ella McClellan and Bertha McClellan; a beloved son-in-love, Nelson Allen Jr., who died on March 27,1995; and a nephew, but more like a son, Jerry Lee "Pee Wee" Reese, who died on July 21, 2003.

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara B. Franklin and husband, John of Church Hill; two granddaughters, Leigh Ann Mears and husband, Dr. Matthew Joel Mears, Kelly Nicole Allen-Helms, all of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Emily Nicole Mears, Evan Christian Mears, Sydney Elizabeth Helms and Jacob Patrick Helms; brother, Claude McClellan of Gate City, honorary son, Jack McNutt; devoted friend and caregiver, Kenneth Skeens; beloved friend and neighbor, Robert Henard; special friend and physician, Dr. Bo Grover; special nephews, Jeff McClellan and Paul Hobbs; and a host of other special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited anytime to the home of his granddaughter, Leigh Ann Mears.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Stout officiating. Singers Vickie Austin and Shanna Quillen.

A visitation will follow the funeral service.

Military entombment service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Oak Hill Mausoleum II conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack McNutt, Robert Henard, Kenneth Skeens, Bill Henard, Dr. Bo Grover, Mike Franklin and Roy Renfro.

In honor of his great grandson, Jacob Patrick Helms, memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 6701 Baum Drive, Building B, Suite 240 Knoxville, Tenn. 37919, or at www.jdrf.org.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Ralph Clayton McClellan.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ransom Frederick McClellan Sr.

Ransom Frederick McClellan Sr., formerly of Scott County, died at his home in Orangevale, Calif. [Sacramento Co, CA], early Friday morning. [11/8/1973]

He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include a son, R. F. McClellan Jr. of the home and three grandchildren.

Military rites will be held Monday morning at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Fair Oaks, Calif.

(Son of John Condry McClellan and Isabella (Hammonds) McClellan. Some Scott Co. ancestral family names are McClellan, Lane, Hilton, Hammonds. The Calif death record had dates 10/25/1897 – 11/8/1973, d. Sacramento, CA.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Catherine (Roller) McClellan

KINGSPORT — Ruby Catherine Roller McClellan, 96, entered into rest Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2008) at her residence.

She was born in Sullivan County to the late Adam Henry Roller and Ida Honor Barnes.

She was a former member of the Centenary United Methodist Church for 70 years until they came together as a whole with Wheelers United Methodist Church.

Ruby was a loving mother and granny who enjoyed the outdoors. She worked the garden, her flowers and enjoyed quilting and canning. Ruby always put her children and family first.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Gladstone McClellan; daughter, Doris Jean McClellan; son, Wallace Gladstone McClellan; sisters, Edith Roller, Irene R. Mills, Velma Louise Roller Cash; and one brother, John Wesley Roller.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Wayne Garner, Maryville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and Barbara McClellan, Marion, Va.; grandchildren, Marne Drinnon and Tony, Patrick McClellan and Robin, Andrea Andrews and Greg, Miranda McDavid and Tim, Lisa Hall and Herb, Cynthia Bales and Randy, Amy Whitehead and Mark, Michael McClellan and Robin, Greg McClellan and Juliet, Adam McClellan; great-grandchildren, Breanna and Lorin McDavid, Madison and Jacob Hall, Nicia and Kerra Johnson, Katie and Hannah Messer, Eric Whitehead, Andrew, Gabby and Maya McClellan, Stone and Allie Drinnon, Caleb and Clohe McClellan, James Andrews and Eliza McClellan; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Stuart Albee officiating.

Music will be provided by Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday 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.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Ruby Ellen (Fletcher) McClellan

GATE CITY — Ruby Fletcher McClellan, 78, of Gate City, passed away Wednesday (July 2, 2008) from a lengthily illness.

She was born at home to the late, David and Mae Blessing Fletcher on Aug. 8, 1929. She was a homemaker and wife for over 55 years to the late Elmer McClellan. Ruby was a member of Cowan Branch Baptist Church.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie McClellan; great-grandson, James Hall; brother, Elmer Fletcher.

She is survived by her son, David McClellan, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Gwenda Hall and husband Tom, Gate City, Shannon McClellan, Clinchport, Va.; sister, Annie Fletcher, Gate City, Va.; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Hall and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be by Volunteers.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allen Taylor, Mike Carrio, Dane McClellan, Larry Lane, Sammy Blessing, and Fred Carrio.

The family would like to extend a special Thank-You to the employees to the Brian Center.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Shirley M. (Compton) McClellan

KINGSPORT - Shirley Compton McClellan, 85, passed away Friday (Oct. 28, 2005) at her residence following a short illness.

Mrs. McClellan was born on June 17, 1920, in Ft. Blackmore, Va., to the late Garland C. and Zola A. Crisp Compton.

She was a native of Virginia, but spent most of her life in Kingsport, with two years in Kentucky, and 12 years in California, where she traveled through the West and Alaska.

Mrs. McClellan was of the Baptist faith, and was a retired waitress and restaurant owner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward McClellan; one son, Stephen Compton McClellan; four brothers, Cecil, Russell, John Henry, and David Compton, all of Dungannon, Va.

Surviving are one son, Tony McClellan, of Blackwater, Va.; one stepson, Charles Edward McClellan Sr., and wife Rose, of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren, Melanie Rhea, of Johnson City, Melody Blevins, of Elizabethton, Tony Lynn McClellan, of Big Stone Gap, Va., Kristen and husband Justin Qualls, of Duffield, Va., Marcus, Emily, and Kenny McClellan, of Duffield, Va., Charles E. McClellan Jr., of Baltimore, Md.; one great-grandchild, Brandon Rhea; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Nell Castle, of Kingsport, Bell and husband Demp Morelock, of Fall Branch, Daisy Green, of Washington, Ga.; one half sister, Gladys Sexton, of Blountville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert F. and wife Charles Compton, of Kingsport, Sevier Compton, of Sullivan Gardens, Lucky Gene Compton and wife Liz, of Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, or any other time at Mrs. McClellan's home.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Graveside service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to say a special thanks to all of Mrs. McClellan's caregivers, and hospice staff.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Shirley Compton McClellan.

Kingsport Times-News
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Stephen Compton "Swampy" McClellan

KINGSPORT - Stephen Compton (Swampy) McClellan, 53, died late Sunday evening (Jan. 2, 2005) at his residence with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Kingsport, he was a son of Shirley Compton McClellan and the late James Edward McClellan. He was an ASE certified auto mechanic and had worked at several local auto repair facilities. He was self-employed at the time of his death.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley McClellan of Kingsport; children, Melanie McClellan Rhea of Elizabethton and Melissa McClellan of Johnson City; brothers, Tony McClellan of Blackwater, Va., Charles and wife, Rose McClellan of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Brandon Rhea, Allison Pierce and Sierra Pierce; brother-at-heart, Benny Lowe; special cousin, Johnny Ray Castle; several nieces and nephews; many special friends.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Delta Conklin and Eleanor Graham of Adventa Hospice for their wonderful care and support during Steve's illness.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Baptist Church, 2601 E. Center St., Kingsport, with an informal eulogy service at 8 p.m. In keeping with Steve's wishes, casual attire is requested.

Committal will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Terri Jean McClellan

KINGSPORT - Terri Jean McClellan, 41, went home to be with her heavenly family on Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2003) after a brief illness.

Terri was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry "Cotton" McClellan; one sister, Sharon Lee McClellan Absher; maternal grandparents, John E. and Helen Grimes; and paternal grandparents, Henry and Lillian McClellan.

Surviving are her mother, Juanita (Nitsie) McClellan, of the home; three sisters, Donna McClellan and husband Allen, twin sister, Tarra Crawford and husband Tim, Shelia Aistrop and husband Rusty, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Bo McClellan and Sean McClellan, both of Kingsport; one special cousin, Louella Daniels; uncles and aunts, Bobby and Janice McClellan, Kingsport, Butch and Connie Bray and Pete and Sally Grimes of North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, Becky and Henry Absher, B.J., Eric, and Heath McClellan, Allen Jr., Adam, Emma, and Anna McClellan, T.C., Sharon and Sarah Crawford, John Henry Aistrop; great-nieces and nephews, Madyson and Ethan Absher, Kelsey and Riley Absher.

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

Services will conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roy Lane and the Rev. Randy Powers officiating.

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

Pallbearers are Bo McClellan, Sean McClellan, Allen McClellan, Tim Crawford, Rusty Aistrop, B.J. McClellan, Henry Absher, Allen McClellan Jr., T.C. Crawford, and Adam McClellan.

Kingsport Times-News
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Vernon Eugene "Pete" McClellan

GATE CITY, Va. - Vernon Eugene "Pete" McClellan , 94, Route 6, entered into rest on Friday (April 23, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on October 13, 1904 and was the son of the late Sylvester and Nancy Hammonds McClellan .

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Opal McClellan , March 25, 1998; two sisters, Polly McClellan and Viddie Cordle and five brothers, Echol, Fed, Rufus, Jim and Floyd McClellan .

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice McClellan and Mike Painter, Gate City; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Eddie Joe and Kathy Miller, Gate City; one granddaughter, Rachel Miller Hess; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Jo Hess; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 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. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Holston View Cemetery.

Family will meet at the funeral home to go into procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hobbs, Marty Quillen, Jimmy Coley, Paul Skeens, Olinthus Quillen and Wallace McClellan . Ralph McClellan , Cecil McClellan , Harry McClellan , Claude McClellan and Buford Adkins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gate City High School Baseball Program, 127 Beech Street, Gate City, Va. 24251, attention, Stanley Rogers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vernon Eugene "Pete" McClellan

GATE CITY, Va. - Vernon Eugene "Pete" McClellan , 94, Route 6, entered into rest on Friday (April 23, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on October 13, 1904 and was the son of the late Sylvester and Nancy Hammonds McClellan .

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Opal McClellan , March 25, 1998; two sisters, Polly McClellan and Viddie Cordle and five brothers, Echol, Fed, Rufus, Jim and Floyd McClellan .

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice McClellan and Mike Painter, Gate City; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Eddie Joe and Kathy Miller, Gate City; one granddaughter, Rachel Miller Hess; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Jo Hess; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 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. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Holston View Cemetery.

Family will meet at the funeral home to go into procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hobbs, Marty Quillen, Jimmy Coley, Paul Skeens, Olinthus Quillen and Wallace McClellan . Ralph McClellan , Cecil McClellan , Harry McClellan , Claude McClellan and Buford Adkins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gate City High School Baseball Program, 127 Beech Street, Gate City, Va. 24251, attention, Stanley Rogers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wallace Gladstone McClellan

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Wallace Gladstone McClellan, 64, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Sunday (Dec. 3, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. McClellan was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 24, 1942 and was the son of Ruby C. McClellan and the late William Gladstone McClellan. He was a 1960 graduate of Holston High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from King College. He attended ETSU, University of Iowa, and University of North Dakota to complete a Master's degree in biology. In August 1966, he wed Jean A. Stonesifer and started his beloved family of four children.

Mr. McClellan was a highly regarded member of the Bristol community for more than 40 years. He was admired by all who knew him in his roles as high school teacher for 34 years, community member, coach, mentor, friend, and his most treasured role as father and grandfather. After raising his four children, Mr. McClellan provided care for his Aunt Louise and mother. His children and grandchildren describe him as loving, generous, kind, fun loving, adventurous, and "the best Paw ever".

In addition to his father, a sister, Doris Jean McClellan, precedes him in death.

Surviving are his mother, Ruby C. McClellan, Kingsport; daughters, Andrea Andrews and husband, Greg, Gray, Marne McClellan Drinnon and husband, Tony, Jonesborough; sons, Patrick McClellan and wife, Robin, Bluff City and Michael McClellan and wife, Robin, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Stone and Allie Drinnon, Caleb McClellan and James Andrews; sister, Geraldine Garner and husband Wayne, Maryville, Tenn.; brother, Wendell McClellan and wife Bobbie, Marion, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The children and grandchildren of Mr. McClellan would like to extend immeasurable love and gratitude to Wendell McClellan for the support, time and loving care he gave to his brother and all of them throughout his illness.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Stewart Albee officiating.

Salley's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

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

Johnny Frazier, Larry Frazier, Gary Fraysier, Delmar Fraysier, Gene Mills, Jerry Mullis, Ralph Dawson, Jim Roller and Marvin Roller will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the King College Men's Basketball team in care of Dale Burns, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the McClellan family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda Sue (Casey) McClellan

Mrs. Wanda Sue McClellan, 19, 206 Samuel St., died at 3:15 p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

She was born in Sullivan County had had lived in Kingsport all her life.

Survivors other than her husband include one daughter, Tammy Sue, of Kingsport; one son, Harold Vernon McClellan, Kingsport; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Casey Sr., Kingsport; five sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret Ann) Mitchell, Mrs. Billy (Linda) Helton, Mrs. Larry (Faye) Hammonds, Miss Sherry Casey, and Miss Rose Casey, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Charles E. Casey Jr., Rockville, Md., and James William Casey, Kingsport; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Gobble, Fordtown.

Carter's Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 5, 1970

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Bertie (Mowdy) McCloud

KINGSPORT — Bertie McCloud, 80, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord and her loving husband Friday (March 6, 2009) at home.

Mrs. McCloud was First Lady of Hall Street Holiness Church for 56 years. She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, mamaw and granny.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, the Rev. Dewey W. McCloud; two infant daughters; one infant son; her father and mother, Simon and Anna Mowdy; sister, Ruby Odham; and brother, Howard Mowdy.

Surviving are her daughter, Shirley Castle and husband, the Rev. Doyle Castle of Kingsport; special grandson, Allen Castle and wife, April; grandson, Don Castle and wife, Rhonda; granddaughter, Sherry Yonts, all of Kingsport; eight great-grandchildren, Jeff Castle, Brittany Castle, Stephanie Castle, Alasyn Castle, Cody Yonts, Chelesea Yonts, Casey Castle and Lane Castle; five sisters, Mary Lou Odham of Johnson City, Ava Adams, Leda Clonce, Lettie Hammonds and Evelyn Ramey, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Cecil Mowdy, Clyde Mowdy, both of Kingsport, and James Mowdy, Maryville, Tenn.; and special brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Elizabeth Mowdy.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hamlett- Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and any time at the home of her daughter, Shirley Castle.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, formerly Hall Street Holiness Church with the Rev. Clarence Necessary officiating.

The eulogy will be given by Allen Castle.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Matthew McCloud, Cody Yonts, Jeff Castle, Rev. Ronnie Bledsoe, Eathan Presley and Don Castle.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Bertie McCloud.

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Charles Edward McConnell

KINGSPORT - Charles Edward McConnell, 82, of Kingsport, became "present with the Lord" on Monday ( Feb. 13, 2006 ).

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County , ( Kingsport ) and had served in World War II. He had worked for Baylor-Nelms, Deel's Floorcovering and Gene's House of Carpet as well as several area churches.

Mr. McConnell was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church where he served as deacon and through the years had sung in the church choir. He loved his Sunday School class and his teacher, Mr. Homer Hensley. His pastor, Rev. Jeff Wallen, was his dear friend whom he loved.

He was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Lee Etta McConnell; his father, L.J. McConnell, and his mother, Flora Virginia Steffy McConnell; and half brothers and half sisters.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, a dear friend, Ms. Bernice Oaks; his brother-in-law, Mr. Joe Huggins; and his caregivers, Mrs. Eunice Trent, a friend from his church, and Ms. Charlotte Tiller, his longtime friend; and a host of friends from the church.

Mr. McConnell will be remembered as a loving husband and friend to everyone he knew. He helped with the upkeep of this church and anyone who needed him whatever the call might be.

Thanks to the doctors, nurses, and caregivers at Brookhaven Health Care for their love and continuous care, and especially Mrs. Fran Cook of Hospice.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Fort Robinson Baptist Church , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the church, under the direction of Pastor Jeff Wallen with Rev. Gene Hughes.

Music will be provided by the Fort Robinson Baptist Church .

Graveside services will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport .

Pallbearers will be the deacons of Fort Robinson Baptist Church .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Fort Robinson Baptist Church , Charles E. McConnell Memorial Fund, 2012 Fort Robinson Drive , Kingsport , TN 37660 .

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Dewey McCloud Rev.

KINGSPORT - Rev. Dewey McCloud, 82, of Kingsport, died Sunday evening, (June 10, 2007), after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. McCloud served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from J.P. Stevens, was a carpenter by trade, and pastored at Hall St. Holiness Church for 55 years.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Georgia Lee McCloud; an infant daughter, Linda Fay McCloud; sisters, Lula Ketron, Frances Noel, May Begley, Vangie Simpson; and a brother, Bruce McCloud.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Bertie McCloud, of the home; one daughter, Shirley Castle and husband, Rev. Doyle Castle, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Allen Castle and wife, April, Sherry Yonts and husband, Duane, and Don Castle and wife, Rhonda; eight great-grandchildren, Jeff Castle, Brittany Castle, Stephanie Castle, Allison McDavid, Cody Yonts, Chelsea Yonts, Casey Castle, and Lane Castle; four sisters, Elizabeth Mowdy, Maude White, Ivanell Hall, Margaret Smith, all of Kingsport; one brother, Jerry McCloud, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, or any time at the home of the granddaughter, Sherry Yonts, 521 Feather Court, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hall St. Holiness Church with Rev. Charles Mowdy officiating.

Graveside services will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with military rites by American Legion Post #3/265.

Pallbearers will be Don Castle, Cody Yonts, Allen Castle, Jeff Castle, Tim Presley, Eathan Presley, and Matt McCloud.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Rev. Dewey McCloud.

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Daniel Carlos "Dee" McConnell Jr.

NORTON, Va. - D.C. "Dee" McConnell Jr., 86, died Friday (July 22, 2005) at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton.

Born to the late D.C. and Mary Deane McConnell, he was a retired plumber with Daniels' Plumbing and Heating in Norton. Mr. McConnell was formerly a coal miner and member of the UMWA. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

His wife, Margie Flanary McConnell preceded him in death.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley "Pat" and James Simpler of Norton; and a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Faye McConnell, also of Norton. Grandchildren are Teresa Lawson, Cindy Willis, and Jason McConnell. Other close friends and his special "grand-dog," Toey, also survive.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gwen Owens officiating.

Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

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Delma Beatrice "Bea" (Thomas) Lawson McConnell

KINGSPORT - Delma Beatrice McConnell, 76, resident of Sunbridge/Hillside Manor, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Jan. 20, 2002) after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mrs. McConnell had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She attended Springdale Baptist Church.

Mrs. McConnell enjoyed playing bingo and working puzzles and had a green thumb in her garden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James McConnell; a sister, Jessie Brenner; and her parents, Herbert and Lula Thomas.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy A. Foster and husband Pete, Fall Branch; sons, Jerry R. Lawson, Gray, and Dennis W. McConnell, Morristown; brother, Fred Thomas and wife Thelma, Kingsport; two stepdaughters, Jewell Powers and Wilma Slattery; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alan Buckles officiating.

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

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

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Doris M. (Millin) McConnell

BALTIMORE, Md. - Doris M. McConnell, 83, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2003) in Baltimore, Md.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Florance Millin; and husband, Edward H. McConnell in 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, June McConnell, Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Edward D. McConnell, Moravian Falls, N.C., and Wayne McConnell, Baltimore, Md.; sisters-in-law, Louise Breeding and husband Dewey, Gate City, Va., Velvia Lane and husband Harvey, Knoxville and Mary King and husband Ed, Gate City, Va.; brother-in-law, Robert F. McConnell, Florence, S.C.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Graveside service will immediately follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City with Pastor Buford Blankenbeckler officiating.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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Edgar E. "Pete" McConnell

KINGSPORT - Edgar E. "Pete" McConnell, 620 Donelson Drive, entered into eternal rest at 1:15 p.m. Friday ( May 16, 2003 ) after an extended illness.

Mr. McConnell was born in Kingsport and had graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School . He was self-employed and was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George H. and Lena Wilhelm McConnell.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Johnson McConnell; daughter, Kristi and Shane Wells; sons, Jeff and Jane McConnell, Bobby and Cay McConnell; grandchildren, Niki, Rusty and Brittany McConnell, Kaley Castle and Marie Mosley; sister, Marilyn and Clayton Hall; brother, James and Sylvia McConnell; special aunt, Roe Wilhelm.

Honoring Pete's request, he was cremated.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Christ Fellowship Church with Pastor Gregory Depriest officiating.

The family will receive friends in the church gym immediately following the memorial service.

The family is also receiving friends anytime at the residence.

(Directions to the church are: take Rock Springs exit, bear right, turn left at power equipment and follow church signs. The church is on the right on Victory Lane .)

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Fellowship Church Youth and Childrens Ministry Fund, 260 Victory Lane , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .

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

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Edna Mae (Calhoun) Lane McConnell

Edna Calhoun Lane McConnell, 79, Fairview Avenue, died Saturday (April 4, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

A daughter of the late Charlie E. and Maude B. Davis Calhoun, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lee Lane; one daughter, Betty Ann Lane; and a brother, Paul Calhoun.

Surviving are three daughters, Madeline McConnell, Weber City, Patsy Lane Edwards and Peggy Lane Jones, both of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Bruce J. Lane, Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Calhoun Elam, Kingsport, and Iva Ruth Calhoun Strong, Colorado Springs, Colo.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Madeline McConnell, 106 Click Street, Weber City, and a sister, Mrs. Dewey Elam, 1024 Lake Street, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Baker and the Rev. Ed Bradley officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

In Iieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn.

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Elizabeth Natalie (Hillman) McConnell

KINGSPORT - Natalie McConnell , 88, 545 Virgil Ave., died Thursday morning (July 15, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. McConnell was born in Russell County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport for the past 68 years. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church for over 65 years. She was also a member of Eastern Star, Liberty Chapter No. 198.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Lewis and Ida Lee Salyers Hillman; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, E.W. McConnell Sr.; a daughter, Joretta McConnell , of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, E. Wes and Frances McConnell Jr., Kingsport and James H. and Brenda McConnell , Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren, Kathleen McConnell Blumenthal, Wes McConnell III and Adam F. McConnell ; a sister, Lena Johnson, Kingsport; three brothers, Maness Hillman, Berlin, Md., Harry Hillman and Delmar Hillman, both of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Fleenor officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Ernest Broadwater "E. B." McConnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Ernest· Broadwater McConnell, 69, Route 2, Box 51, Gate City, Va., died Thursday (Feb. 6, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was owner' and operator of Mountain View 76 Market for 27 years and attended Nickelsville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. and Dora R. McConnell.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Gibson McConnell, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Charles W. "Bill" McConnell and James Edward McConnell, both of Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Cliford (Winnie Lee) Richardson, Coeburn, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. C. K. Coffman, the Rev. Gene Hines and the Rev. Fred White officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Scott County American Heart Association, c/o Betty Godsey, memorial chairman, P.O. Box 2191, Weber City, Va., 24290 and the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605-4277 .

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Errett Wesley "E.W." McConnell Sr.

KINGSPORT - Errett Wesley (E.W.) McConnell Sr., 91, 545 Virgil Avenue, died Monday afternoon (Jan. 31, 2000) at home.

Mr. McConnell was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in Kingsport for the past 69 years. Mr. McConnell retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in the S&M Division as an electrical department superintendent after 43 years of service. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. From 1943 to 1945, he was also an employee of Clinton Engineering Works, which built the first Oak Ridge Plant production units for separating Uranium 235. He was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church for over 65 years, where he served as Chief Usher for many years. He was a member Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies, also a member of the Jericho Temple of the Shrine and Eastern Star Liberty Chapter No. 198. Mr. McConnell was a masters level checker player, having won several Tennessee State Championships and several Southeastern United States Championships.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Natalie Hillman McConnell ; his parents, L.F. (Lafayette) and Victoria Evelyn Gillespie McConnell ; one sister, Viola McConnell ; and two brothers, Webster McConnell and Hansford McConnell .

Surviving are a daughter, Joretta McConnell , of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, E. Wes and Frances McConnell , Kingsport, and James H. and Brenda McConnell , Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren, Kathleen McConnell Blumenthal, Wes McConnell III, and Adam F. McConnell ; Ruth Inez McConnell and several other nieces and nephews.

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

A masonic memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel by the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Mark Fleenor officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Evelyn Eileen (Elliott) McConnell

 GATE CITY , Va. — Evelyn Eileen McConnell, 76, Gate City, Va., entered into rest Sept. 19, 2009 at her residence.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on Oct. 2, 1932 , to the late Steve Author Elliott and Lucy Gilkey Elliott.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Clarice Clark, Nina Quillen and Lillian Elliott. Also her brothers, Howard, Fred and Charles Elliott.

Surviving are her sons, Mike McConnell and wife, Judy of Midway, Va., William McConnell and wife, Donna of Kingsport; sister, Lucille Carico of Gate City, Va.; brother, Don Elliott and wife, Norma of Longwood, Fla.; grandchildren, Dale, Emily, Victoria and Kelly McConnell; and a sister-in-law, Leoria Elliott of Gate City, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 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 Pastor Johnny Kendrick and Pastor Dan Peterson officiating.

The Gethsemane Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Elliott Cemetery in the Midway community.

Dale McConnell, Kelly McConnell, Roger Carico, Jim Smith, Jeff Quillen and Matthew Taylor will serve as pallbearers.

Alvin Clark, Gene McConnell, Gray Pierson and H.L. McConnell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Evelyn McConnell.

( Kingsport Times-News, Monday, September 21, 2009 )

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Dr. Frederick Gray McConnell

KINGSPORT - Dr. Frederick Gray McConnell, 88, deceased, (December 31, 2003).

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 13, 1915 to the late Dr. Hiram Kilgore McConnell and Mary Louise Gray McConnell.

Dr. McConnell practiced medicine in Gate City with his father.

After service in Army Medical Corp in New Guinea in World War II, Dr. McConnell set up practice of OB/GYN in Kingsport. He was involved in the construction of Indian Path Hospital and served on the board.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephen McConnell.

He is survived by his wife, Anabel Shawkey McConnell, Kingsport; three daughters, Mary Anabel Huger, Lexington, Va., Frederica McConnell Holcombe and husband, Alan, Beech Mountain, N.C., Kay Kilgore McConnell White and husband, Andrew, Seneca, S.C.; grandchildren, Arthur S. Huger, George D. Huger, Jr., Frederick M. Huger, Anne Scott Remington, Carl Frederick Marquardt, Thomas Richard Marquardt and Hunter White Lange; seven great-grandchildren, Shannon Huger, Anna Marquardt, Everette Huger, Anderson Huger, Gray Huger, Marie Huger and Grace Lange; one sister, Helen McConnell Copenhaver McKee, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. J. Andrew White officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be his five grandsons, George, Fred, Art, Carl, Richard and his nephew, Julian Copenhaver.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice or the Salvation Army, 505 Dale St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Glynn Perrin McConnell

GATE CITY - G. Perrin McConnell, 56, 112 S. E. 7th St., Miami, Fla., died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday [2/24/1972] in a Miami hospital after a brief illness. He was a former resident of Gate City.

He was an attorney for the American General Contractors Association in Miami. Born in Scott County, son of the late Eugene H. and Mary Ida Whited McConnell, he was a veteran of World War II, a Methodist, and a graduate of Shoemaker High School, Gate City, and the University of Virginia Law School. He formerly practiced law in Gate City. He was a member of the Virginia, Florida and Louisiana Bar Associations and a member of the Elks Lodge in Miami. He had been in Miami since 1965.

Survivors are his daughters, Carol and Shan, New Orleans, La.; sisters, Mrs. R. W. (Pauline) Stewart and Mrs. O. L. (Jean) Blackbourne, both of Gate City.

The body is being returned to the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday, February 25, 1972)

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Funeral services for G. Perrin McConnell, former Gate City lawyer, who died in Miami, Fla., earlier this week, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, with the. Rev. John Duck officiating. Burial in the Holston View Cemetery. Acting pallbearers will be Phil McConnell, Jimmy McConnell, James T. McConnell, Fred Whited, Jim Whited, Glen Whited, Gerald Summers and Jim Whited. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Scott County Bar Association. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and also at the residence of Mrs. O. L. (Jean) Blackburn Jr. The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home

KINGSPORT NEWS, Saturday, February 26, 1972

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Hazel Nora (Reed) McConnell

HILTONS, Va. - Hazel R. Reed McConnell , 79, Gate City, died Saturday (May 8, 1999) at Indian Path Hospital.

She was of the Methodist faith and attended Holston View United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rufus Reed; mother, Polly Williams Reed; one brother, Rayford Reed.

Surviving are her husband, Ubert L. McConnell , Hiltons; one daughter, Lee Ann McConnell , Church Hill; foster grandson, Greg Estes; foster granddaughter, Brandy Voiles; one sister, Mabel Pruitt, Duffield, Va.; one brother, Edgar Reed, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. John Wilson officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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James Henry "Midge" McConnell

KINGSPORT - James "Midge" McConnell, 60, entered into rest Friday (Oct. 29, 2004) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born July 22, 1944 to the late Raymond W. and Opal Reed McConnell.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Kelly McConnell.

Mr. McConnell retired from Eastman Chemical Company as a C. E. Division operator in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Dana Lane McConnell, Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Kevin Fields, whom he loved like a son, Kingsport; son, Matthew McConnell, Kingsport, and special companion, Maddie Moore, Gate City, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Larry McDavid, Gate City, Va.; special aunt, Jean Johnson, Kingsport; best friend, Sherrill Elkins, Nashville; several nieces and nephews; father and mother-in-law, Burin and Reba Lane; special pets, Ginger and Mack.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Vernon McDavid officiating.

Eulogy will be given by Garland Stokes.

Music will be provided by James McConnell.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Cemetery, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Castle, Robert Parson, Ron Martin, Tommy Glenn, Kevin Long and Terron Releford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sherrill Elkins, Charles Lawson, Keith McConnell, Brandon McConnell, B.J. Lane and Ricky Peak.

Special thanks to Dr. Mack Mathews, Tina McDavid, Frankie Yankee and Sandra McCready.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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John Henry McConnell

KINGSPORT — John Henry McConnell passed away Friday evening, (April 4, 2008). He suffered a heart attack the evening of Tuesday, April 1st. He was 85 years old and lived in Kingsport, with his wife.

John McConnell was born in Midway, Va. on Dec. 30, 1922. His parents were George Washington McConnell and Etta Addington McConnell. He was the last surviving sibling of eight children. He graduated from Midway High School in Scott County, Va. in 1941. John enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as an air radioman from 1943-1946. He went to Naval Air Technical School in Jacksonville, Fla. where he graduated and eventually became an instructor.

After the Navy, John was employed by First National Bank of Kingsport in 1947. This bank went through several name changes including, the First National Bank of Sullivan County, First Eastern National Bank and First American National Bank. While employed at the bank, he went to many training schools including the LSU Graduate School of Banking of the South from 1957-1959 and the University of Tennessee Executive Development Program from 1979-1980. He served in many different positions at the bank and was employed with them for over forty years. His last position before he retired in 1989 was as Senior Vice president of the Correspondent Banking Department responsible for the development of relations with other financial institutions in East Tennessee, Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, and West Virginia.

John was a member of many professional and civic organizations including the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, the Bank Administration Institute, Meadowview Golf Club, the Optimist Club, the American Legion and the Kingsport Planning Commission.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth McConnell; his son Michael McConnell; and his granddaughter, Rhiannon McConnell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation for Mr. McConnell will be held at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral home in Kingsport from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with Pastor Jeff Wallen officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #3/265.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of John Henry McConnell.

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John Leonard McConnell

John L. McConnell, 85, Gate City, died in the Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport at 10 a.m. Friday, after a two-week illness. 

    He was the father of Glen McConnell, owner of the new Phonex Tavern here.

    The deceased has been active in the political and business affairs in Scott County for 60 years.  He was a former deputy treasurer, deputy commissioner of revenue, and at one time was a deputy U. S. marshall.  He was a member of the Republican County Committee and also was a former superintendent of the Scott County Home and Farm for the Indigent.

    Besides his son here, he also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Robert Jenkins, Gate City, Route 3; sons, Hubert, Claude, Wayne, and Joe McConnell, all of Gate City; and Fred McConnell, Weber City; step-daughters, Mrs. Harlan K. Lane, Kingsport, and Mrs Paul Pippin, Gate City; a step-son, H. E. (Gene) Jayne, Gate City, Route ~; a sister, Mrs. J. R. Frazier, Nickelsville; 19 grandchildren; one grreat-granddaughter; and two step-great-grandchildren.

    The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Marble Point Church , with the Rev. R. D. Stallard and the Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

    Burial was in the family cemetery in Dan'l Boone Community.

    Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City was in charge of arrangements.

(From 'The Oak Ridger' (Oak Ridge, Tn) of Monday, July 5, 1965)

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Laura S. (Gillenwater) McConnell

Laura S. McConnell, 79, 101 Woodmont Avenue, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 21, 1992) at Indian Path Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin G. McConnell in 1985; her parents, Ballard and Lillian Brickey Gillenwater; three brothers, Charles Gillenwater, Billie Burns Gillenwater, and Grover Woods Gillenwater.

Surviving are two daughters, M'rs. Gerald (Glendolene) Free and Ms. Judy Carolyn McConnell, both of Kingsport; one son, Jim McConnell, Kingsport; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lona Dingus, Kingsport, and Mrs. Mary Ann Kellum, Swainsboro, N.C.; three brothers, Grady W. Gillenwater, Jacksonville, N.C., George Cove Gillenwater, Havelock, N.C., and Hagan B. Gillenwater, Savannah, Ga.

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

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

The Rev. Jerry Musick will officiate.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the McConnell family cemetery, Route 2, Gate City, Va. with the Rev. Wayne Bledsoe officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Sullivan County, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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Leland Douglas "Doug" McConnell

BRISTOL, Va. - Leland Douglas "Doug" McConnell, 53, of Leisure Park Towers, went to be with the Lord Monday (Aug. 4, 2003) at the Wellmont Hospice House.

Mr. McConnell was born on July 29, 1950 in Bristol, Va., a son of the late Leland Monroe and Delma Carroll McConnell. He had lived all his life in the Bristol area and was a member of the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Doug was also a member of the Woodmen of the World Camp # 269.

Survivors include his wife, Hettie Louise McConnell; two sisters, Carolyn Skaggs Jarrell, of Bluff City, and Marilyn McConnell Rust, of Greenwood, S.C.; one brother, David William McConnell, of Bristol, Va.; seven nieces and nephews; special friends, Joan and Gordon Littleford.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steven Skaggs, Erik Skaggs, Randy Rust, Dave McConnell, Todd Taylor, and Gordon Littleford.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Woodmen of the World Camp #269.

Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or to the Bristol Cancer Society, 126 Johnson Street, Bristol, Va.

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Leland Monroe McConnell

BRISTOL, Va. - Leland Monroe McConnell, 88, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at the Quillen Dishner VA Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Corp. with 36 years of service.

He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, Camp 269 of Bristol, Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delma Carroll McConnell.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Skaggs Jarrell, Bluff City, Tenn., and Marilyn Rust, Greenwood, S.C.; two sons, Leland D. "Doug" McConnell and David William McConnell, both of Bristol, Va.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

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

Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton Crosswhite Post No. 6975 of Bristol.

Pallbearers will be Terry Rust, Tom Jarrell, Randy Rust, Dave McConnell, Steven Skaggs and Erik Skaggs.

Honorary pallbearers will be Men of the Woodmen of the World, Camp 269 of Bristol, Va.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at the Quillen Dishner VA Medical Center for their care and concern.

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Mabel Ruth (Moore) McConnell

Mabel Ruth Moore McConnell, 92, formerly of Hiltons, VA passed away peacefully on Monday morning August 15, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Nickelsville, VA having resided in Scott County the majority of her life. She was saved at an early age. She loved to listen and sing old time music and was an avid reader. She was a loving and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl P. McConnell; parents, W.A. Moore and Theresa Wampler Moore; sister, Cloteen Quillen; brothers, Rufus Edd Moore, William Howard Moore and Joe Moore.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Carl McConnell and wife, Martha of Chester, New Jersey; daughter, Theresa Lane and husband, Charlie of Kingsport; grandchildren, Matthew McConnell, Stephanie Hontz and husband, Mark, Tracey Edwards and husband, Steve, Charles Michael (Chuck) Lane and wife, Lori, and David Lane and wife Crystal; eight great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; sisters, Doris Palmer and husband, I.D. of Bristol, VA and Elizabeth Starnes of Gate City; brother, Glen Moore and wife, Wanda of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, 3600 Rustic Hills Drive, Kingsport, TN, 37660. A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul David Argoe officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorials may be sent to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or Gideon’s International, Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 3217, Kingsport, TN, 37664.

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

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

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Malissa J. (Smith) McClellan McConnell

Gate City, Va - (Spl.) - Mrs. Malissa McConnell, 78, Midway Community, Scott County , died Monday [ 7/12/1948 ] at 11 a.m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport . She was a native of this community. Mrs. McConnell was the daughter of the late Patton and Rebecca Smith. Her first husband, William McClelland, died several years ago.

She is survived by her husband, C. Y. McConnell; six sons, Kelly McClelland, Kingsport, Patton McClelland, Norfolk, Va., Hop B., Omar E., Cecil C. McCelland all of Gate City; three daughters, Mrs. M. T. McDavid and Mrs. Walter Davis, both of Kingsport, arid Mrs. J. M. McConnell of Gate City.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. , at Morgan's Chapel, Midway Community, with the Rev. Mathes officiating. The Rev. J. W. Atkinson will assist.

Burial will be in the Church Cemetery

Grandsons and granddaughters will act as pallbearers and flower bearers.

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

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Mallie Lou (Stallard) McConnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Mallie Lou McConnell, 83, Route 2, Gate City, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 1991) at Indian Path Medical Center.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, H.K. McConnell in 1982, her parents, Samuel and Ollie McConnell Stallard, one sister, Pauline Stallard, and two brothers, Paul and John Henry Stallard.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Cledith McConnell Easterling, Gate City; two sons, Harry Lee McConnell, Gate City and Kelly D. McConnell, Kingsport; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Maude G. Castle, Mrs. Pearl Langrel and Mrs. Jean Culbertson, all of Kingsport; and one brother, Joe Stallard, Stanley, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Midway community in Scott County.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Tommy Benton officiating.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McConnell Cemetery.

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Margaret "Margie" (Flanary) McConnell

NORTON, Va. -- Mrs. Margie F. McConnell, 69, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1989) at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton.

Mrs. McConnell was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, D. C. McConnell Jr.; one son, Fred McConnell, Alexandria, Va.; one daughter, Shirley "Pat" Simpler, Lothien, Md.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Flanary, Bristol, Va., Clyde Flanary, Indianapolis, Ind.; and one sister, Essie Hall, Allentown, Pa.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hagy Funeral Home, Norton.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fred Ramey officiating.

Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, December 27, 1989

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Mary Evelyn (Strong) McConnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Mary Evelyn McConnell, 72, of Route 2, departed this life early Monday morning (Dec. 3, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County and was a homemaker. She was a member of Peter's Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John T. Strong and Della Frazier Strong; sisters, Ruby Strong, Ina Tomlinson, Grace Summey and Margaret Strong; and brothers, Ernest Strong and Henry Strong.

Surviving are her husband, Vernon Paul McConnell, Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Edward Paul and Charlotte McConnell, Weber City, Va.; granddaughters, Christy Ramsey and Kimberly Ramsey, both of Gate City; great-grandchildren, Michael Hammonds, Logan Ramsey, Gavin Ramsey and Haley Ramsey; sister, Mable Gillenwater, Gate City; brother, Fred Strong, of Michigan; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the home of the son on Blanton Drive, Weber City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eddie Starnes officiating.

Music will be provided by James McConnell.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the McConnell Cemetery (Midway community), Route 2, Gate City.

Pallbearers will be Jay McConnell, Gene McConnell, Kelly McConnell, Junior Howington, James Ramey and Matt Ramsey.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the burial.

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Martha Evelyn (Butler) Corder McConnell

DUNGANNON, Va. — Martha Evelyn Corder McConnell, 83, Dungannon, Va., passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2009) at her residence with her loving family members by her side.

Mrs. McConnell was born in Exeter, Va. on Feb. 8, 1925, the daughter of the late Rev. Mack and Florence Frazier Butler. She was a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Dungannon, Va.

She was a homemaker and loved and admired by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Corder (father of her children); four infant daughters, Mary Evelyn, Ruth Faye, Gladys Lee and Zelma Diana; her second husband, Guy McConnell; sister, Hazel Butler; and brothers, Homer, John, Frank and the Rev. Paul Butler.

Surviving are her daughters, Frances Pair, Gray, Doris Redden and husband, William (Bill), Matthews, N.C., and Edna Bailey and husband, Richard (Dick), Church Hill; son, Charles (Buck) Corder and wife, Vonda, Dungannon, Va.; grandchildren, Tony Corder, Michael Corder, Pamela Kraft and Melissa Bailey; great-grandchildren, Jacob Corder, Anna Marie Corder and Clay Corder; step great-granddaughter, Cassidy Hall; sister, Helen Murphy, Micaville, N.C., and brother, the Rev. Coy Butler, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Ernie Mitchell and Dr. Todd Cassell officiating.

Mike Upright will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corder Family Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service. Anyone who wishes may meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Danny Cowden, Jesse Sergeant, Mack Quillen, Michael Corder, Tony Corder, Matthew Bailey, Ben Kraft and Terry Dockery will serve as pallbearers.

Benny Dooley, the Rev. Red Salling, J. M. Dorton, Charles Osborne, George Hensley, Loyd Hillman and R. F. Quillen will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family of Mrs. McConnell would like to convey their very special thanks to hospice and especially Lisa Newman, and her home health nurse, Frieda Woodard and Dr. Todd Cassell and the staff of Clinch River Health Services for their loving care.

Memorial contributions will be accepted by Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Dungannon, Va., in the name of Martha Corder McConnell.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Martha Corder McConnell.

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Maxie Lora Emma (Lane) Compton McConnell

WEBER CITY, Va. - Maxie Lane McConnell, 88, formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va., entered into rest Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2004) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va.

She was born Aug. 6, 1916 in Scott County, Va., to the late Tommy Robertson Lane and Mary Gillenwater Lane.

Mrs. McConnell attended Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. McConnell; a daughter, Lola Mae Compton Sweeney; three sisters, Nora Peters, Flora Gillenwater and Venice Lane; four brothers, Lawrence, Walter, Loyd and Corbit Lane.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mary "Sis" and Jon Caradine, Manassas, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Alice McConnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Joel and Jason Caradine, Melany Austin, Jamie Begley, Timmy Sweeney, Annette Sweeney, Darlene Reed, Renee Reed and Cheerie Skeens; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Lee Quillen, Bluffton, Ind., and Monnie Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Worley Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff at the Brian Center Rehab for the special care that was provided.

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 Pastor Keith McNew and Rev. Coy Butler officiating.

Music will be provided by The Sluss Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Craft Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Melonie Gay "Mel" McConnell

FALL BRANCH — Melonie "Mel" Gay McConnell, 39, of the Fall Branch community, passed away Nov. 8, 2011, at her home, which she shared with Trent Neeley, after an extended illness.

She was born in Kingsport, and graduated from Sullivan North High School in 1990, and spent the rest of her life in the Kingsport area.

Surviving in the home, Trent Neeley. Also surviving are her parents N.B. and Evelyn McConnell of the family home; one brother, Nathan Bryan McConnell and wife, Tina M. McConnell (Booker); one sister, Tana Darlene McConnell Broyles; her children, Michael S. McConnell and Kaitlin N. Necessary; three nieces, Tessa D. Blevins and husband, Jay, Alicia G. McConnell, and Tony L. Chapman; one great-niece, Macey Blevins; one great-nephew, Dylan Blevins.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, at East Lawn Funeral Home or anytime at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.

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

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Mervin Odell "M. O." McConnell

KINGSPORT — Mervin Odell (M. O.) McConnell, 84, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord at 12 noon Friday (Dec. 26, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., on July 11, 1924, a son of the late Dave Jesse and Maxine Quillen McConnell, he has resided in Kingsport most of his life.

Mr. McConnell retired from Eastman Kodak in 1984 following 42 years of service. He was a member of Gravely Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He has been a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 F&AM for over 50 years. Mr. McConnell will be remembered as a loving dad, pop, brother and friend who loved fishing.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his many friends and neighbors.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Bernice McConnell in 2006; and by one brother, Franklin D. McConnell.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Marshall of Kingsport; one son, A. W. "Tony" McConnell and wife, Joyce of Cedar Hill, Tex.; three grandchildren, Kristi McPherson and husband, Kerry of Kingsport and Brian McConnell and Sean McConnell and wife, April, all of Texas; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, William C. McConnell; two sisters, Frances Deitch and Beverly Garber and husband, Bill; one sister-in-law, Mildred McConnell; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel with the Rev. David Salley officiating.

Special music will be provided by Terry Bennett, soloist.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park’s Garden of Love. Those attending the graveside services are asked to assemble at the gravesite by 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. Full military honors will be accorded by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3392 VFW and members of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

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

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Mildred Bernice (McConnell) McConnell

KINGSPORT - Mildred Bernice McConnell, Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Sept. 21, 2006) in Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. McConnell was born in Scott County, Va., and was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was an employee of Eastman Chemical for 18 years and was a member of Gravely Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School.

Mrs. McConnell is preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Boatwright; and two brothers, Gerold McConnell and L. J. Brickey.

She is survived by her husband, M. O. McConnell, Kingsport; one daughter, Sharon Marshall, Kingsport; one son, A. W. "Tony" McConnell, Cedar Hill, Texas; three grandchildren, Kristi McPherson, Kingsport, Brian McConnell, and Sean McConnell, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. David Salley officiating.

Terry Bennett will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday in East Lawn Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Anyone attending the graveside service is asked to meet at the graveside at 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Allen Hensley, Terry Bennett, Kenny Adams, Chris Vicars, Darin Vicars, Alan Rhoton and Lanny Mullins.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the McConnell family.

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Mrs. Minnie McConnell

Nickelsville—Mrs. Minnie Harris McConnell; 78, wife of the Late S. L. P. McConnell, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Kilgore, here at 7:13. p. m. Monday. She was a life-long. resident of Scott County and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ap Harris. She was a member of the- Baptist church.

She is survived by two sons, U. E. McConnell, Gate City and John H. McConnell, Pittswood, Ill.; six daughters, Mrs. Roy Kilgore and Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Nickelsville; Mrs. R. F. McClellan, Gate City and Mrs. Henry Kilgore, Coburn.

Services will be held in the Morgan Chapel and burial will be in the Morgan Cemetery. The officiating pastor has not been named.

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M. J. McConnell

WEBER CITY , Va. - M.J. McConnell 90, departed this life Tuesday ( Jan. 4, 2005 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport .

He was born Feb. 26, 1914 in Scott County , Va. Mr. McConnell was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 41½ years of service. He was a member of Gate City Catlett Lodge #35 for more than 50 years and served on the town council of Weber City for 20 years.

Mr. McConnell was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gate City for 50 years. He was loved by everyone who knew him and was a great asset to the community.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Grace Hughes McConnell.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nell Mann McConnell, Weber City, Va.; two sisters, Ann Williams, Weber City, Va., and Jane Kinkead, Kingsport; aunt, MaryAnn Hughes, Richmond, Va.; several nieces and nephews; special caregivers, Betty and Everett Garland, Weber City, Va.; special friends, Jo Retta Smith, Ed Catron, Scott Woods, all of Weber City, Va., Sam and Phyllis Williams, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va. and anytime at the residence.

Masonic service will be conducted by Gate City Catlett Lodge #35 at 6:45 p.m. with funeral services following in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Ed Clevinger, Minister and the Rev. J. Miller Liston officiating.

Pallbearers will be Everett Garland , Ed Catron, Fred Head, Mack Edwards, G.W. Dougherty, Lawrence Carter, and Brian Mullins.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Sam Williams, Dr. Wesley Eastridge, Tommy Johnson, Nick Nickels, Emory Prillhart, and Scott Woods.

Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Holston

View Cemetery .

In memory of M.J. McConnell, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Monnie Agnes (Peters) McConnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Monnie Peters McConnell, formerly of the Manville community, 85, went to be with the Lord Saturday (March 1, 2003), at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.

Monnie was born Dec. 18, 1917 in Scott County, Va. She was the daughter of Noble and Margaret Lane Peters. She spent her early years in Kingsport, moving back to Scott County as a teenager. She married Robert Eugene McConnell Sr. on June 11, 1938. They were married for 47 years. Monnie supported her husband in his ministry with the Methodist Church often playing the piano at the churches he pastored. Monnie retired from the Scott County School System, after having managed the Shoemaker Elementary School Cafeteria for over 25 years.

Monnie was a born again Christian and a member of Smith's Chapel United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was a member of the Gate City Rebekah Lodge No. 86 and was a Past Noble Grand.

In addition to her parents and her husband Monnie was preceded in death by a daughter, Almedia Dell Shelton; a great-grandson, MacKenzie Price; brothers, Abe Peters, Bill Peters, and Carl Peters; sisters, Zella Penley, Estelle Wilson, Floy Shell, and Betty Roundtree.

Surviving are her son, Robert E. McConnell Jr., and a very special daughter-in-law, Wanda McConnell; son-in-law, Melvin Shelton; her grandchildren, Lisa Ann McConnell and husband Chris Edwards, Jeff McConnell and wife Yvonne, Lori Price and husband Dale and Jonathan Shelton; two great-grandchildren, Madison Edwards and Matthew Edwards; a sister, Wanda Helms; a brother, Glen Peters; special niece, Judy Peters Carver; special friends, Almeda and Earnest Sampson, Helen Calhoun and Erma Lane.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City United Methodist Church and anytime at the home of Robert E. McConnell Jr.

Rebekah services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with the Service of Death and Resurrection to follow immediately thereafter with the Reverend Dale Wyrick, the Reverend Bob Cloud and the Reverend Wayne Rader officiating.

Music will be provided by Lisa McConnell, Jim Belt Baker, Carolyn McPherson and Cathy Williams.

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, c/o Wanda McConnell, Route 1, Box 374G, Gate City, Va. 24251 or to Smith's Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Phyllis Williams, Route 1, Box 488B, Gate City, Va. 24251.

A special word of appreciation to the staff of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home and an extra special thank you to the nursing staff on B-wing. Also, a special thank you to Dr. James Wolfe for the life-extending care he gave Monnie for the past 11 years.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Nancy Lee “Nanalee” (Tipton) McConnell

Nanalee Tipton McConnell, 87, of Oak Ridge died on Tuesday, March 5, 1996 , at NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge.

Mrs. McConnell taught kinder­garten for 42 years in Tennessee and Virginia , including a two-room school in Virginia . She had lived in Oak Ridge for the past 20 years.

Born March 28, 1908 , in Clinchport , Va. , she was the daughter of Katie Hammonds and Lewis Jack­son Tipton.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church , where she was active with the craft group and several other church groups.

Mrs. McConnell is survived by a brother, Carl Tipton of Oak Ridge , and by several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Jay Fred McConnell, also a teacher, died earli­er.

The funeral will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary. The Rev. Michael Johnson will officiate.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park .

The  family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary

They request that any memorials be in the in the form of donations to Trin­ity United Methodist Church , 320 Robertsville Road , Oak Ridge , Tenn.   37830.

(From The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge, Tn of Wednesday, March 6, 1996)

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Nancy Ann (Gillenwater) McConnell

GATE CITY, Va. - Nancy Gillenwater McConnell, 58, Route 2, Gate City, Va., died Thursday (Oct. 17, 1991) at her home.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and attended Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sebert McConnell in 1986 and her father, Claude S. Gillenwater.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Sylvia) Hall, Nickelsville, Va. and Mrs. Allen (Brenda) Dean, Mendota, Va.; three grandchildren; her mother, Charity Elizabeth Quillen Gillenwater, Gate City,. Va.; one sister, Mrs. Lois Shook, Big Stone Gap, Va.; and one brother, Claude Scott Gillenwater Jr., Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home or anytime at the residence of a daughter, Sylvia Hall, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the McConnell Family Cemetery.

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Nannie L. (Jennings) Jonas McConnell

KINGSPORT - Nannie L. Jonas McConnell, 88, of Sneedville, formerly of Kingsport, passed away early Tuesday morning (Sept. 21, 2004) in Sneedville after a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. While in Kingsport, she attended Cross Roads Methodist Church and later Stony Gap Baptist of Sneedville.

Ms. McConnell was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Rhea Jonas; and second husband, Hansford L. McConnell; one daughter, Joyce Janner; one sister; six brothers; and grandson, Richard Jonas.

Surviving are three daughters, Dana Carr and husband Larry, Jacksonville, Fla., Brenda Mullins and husband Lester, Sneedville, and Betty Crain and husband Jim, Blountville; one son, G.R. Jonas Jr., Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Charlotte Grooms and family; two stepsons, Ben McConnell and family, Knoxville, and Gary McConnell and family; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alonzo Collins officiating.

Interment will be in Oak Hill Memorial Park immediately following the services.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsport Chapter of Meals on Wheels, 727 N. Eastman Rd., Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Nell D. ( McConnell) McConnell

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mrs. E. M. "Nell D." McConnell, 78, 111 Parker Street, died Thursday (Jan. 2, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a retired manager of the cafeteria in the Weber City Elementary School. She did volunteer work at the Brian Center and also at Ridgecrest, through the R.S.V.P. She was a member of the Gate City Rebecca Lodge No. 86 and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. M. McConnell.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. K. (Faye) Templeton, Kingsport and Mrs. Maurice (Brenda) Price, Gate City, Va.; one son, E. M. McConnell Jr., Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren; two brothers, B.C. McConnell Sr., Weber City, Va. and Dewey McConnell, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

There will be a Rebecca service conducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday by the Gate City Rebecca Lodge No. 86.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Entombment will be in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gate City Rebecca Lodge No. 86, c/o Earnest Sampson, P.O. Box 294, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Nellie E. McConnell

NICKELSVILLE. Va. - Miss Nellie E. McConnell, 72, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday night after a lingering illness.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and a life long resident of Scott Conty.

Surviving are two sisters. Mrs. George Price, Nickelsville, and Miss Drucilla McConnell, Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, W. N. and R. L. McConnell, both of Nickelsville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at McConnell Funeral Home in Gate City.

(Kingsport News, Monday, October 22, 1956)

NICKELSVILLE, Va.- Funeral services for Miss Nellie E. McConnell, 72, who died Sunday night at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Nickelsville Baptist Church. The Rev. Ray Hodge, the Rev. Roy Kilgore and the Rev. Carl Adams will officiate.

Burial will be in the family cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ballard Meade, Willie Combs, Waldo Quillen, Claude Hartsock, Ernie Vickars, Emmet Meade, W. W. Gibson, Holly Owens and James Kilgore.

The body was removed from the McConnell Funeral Home in Gate City to the residence at 5 p.m. Monday.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, October 23, 1956)

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Nell L. (Mann) McConnell

WEBER CITY , Va. — Nell Mann McConnell, 96, of Weber City, Va., passed away on Wednesday ( June 16, 2010 ).

She was a member of Gate City Presbyterian Church where she served as piano player for over 50 years. She was employed by Tennessee Eastman for six years, the Gate City Post Office for 15 years and was a homemaker for 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, best friend and companion for 67 years, M.J. McConnell; parents, William Benton Mann and Princes Elizabeth Lane Mann; brothers, Carl Patton Mann, Alton Herman Mann and Charles Edward Mann; sister, Constance Mann Doss; very special friend and caregiver, Betty Garland.

She is survived by her nieces, Sarah Elizabeth Mann Jones, Vinton, Va., Deloise Mann Bonhotel, Roanoke, Va., Terry Muenter and Vickie McKinney, both of Roseville, Calif., Janice Hultheimer, Savannah Ga.; nephews, Gary Mann, Roseville Calif., and Charles Mann, Jr., Castlerock Colorado; sisters- in-law, Ann McConnell Williams, Weber City, Va., Jane McConnell Kinkead, Kingsport; cousins, Mikey Ann Evans, Nashville, Tenn., Debra Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Peggy Fleenor, Rogersville; special friends and caregivers, Everett and Cleda Garland, of the home, Margaret Calderon and Dean Garland, both of Elizabethton, Ed and Peggy Catron, Weber City, Va., Phyllis Williams, Clinchport, Va., Virginia Lane and Vivian Redwine, both of Gate City, Va., and Michelle Gillenwater.

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

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

Music will be provided by Everett and Cleda Garland.

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

Pallbearers will be Everett Garland , Mack Edwards, G.W. Daugherty, Dean Garland, Edward Gillenwater and Harry Fleenor.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Gate City, 122 Jones St. , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dr. O. Gayle McConnell

Word has been received by relatives in Kingsport of the death of Dr. O. Gayle McConnell in an automobile accident near his home in San Jose, Cal.

Dr. McConnell was a native of Scott County, Va., and a World War I veteran. He was a graduate of Emory and Henry College and received his

M. D. degree from the University of St Louis. He had practiced his profession in West Virginia, Oregon and California.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Daisy Bonham of Chilhowie, Va.; four children, Mrs. John Bishop of San Francisco, Gray McConnell, Daisy B. McConnell and Andrew P. McConnell of San Jose; two grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Kingsport Times; Sept. 22, 1947

Ora Knox (Vicars) McConnell

Mrs. Ora Knox McConnell, 98, Nickelsville, VA died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a short illness.

She was born June 14, 1913 in Scott County, Virginia where she resided all of her life. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She accepted Christ at a young age, and was the oldest member of Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Francis W. McConnell (1967); her parents, George W. and Helen Fraley Vicars; five brothers; two sisters; son-in-law, Allen Jonas, and great granddaughter, Kayley Jean Franklin preceded her in death.

Knox is survived by her daughters, Doris Ann Jonas and Carolyn Vicars and husband, Jarvis, all of Nickelsville, VA; grandchildren, Jeff Vicars and wife, Mary Ann, Jennifer Pennington and husband, Steve, LeAnn Franklin and husband, Scott; great grandchildren, Ashley Vicars Skeens and husband, Michael, Tana Vicars and Jake Broadwater, Wesley Franklin, Savannah Franklin, Stephen Pennington, Ally Franklin, and Ethan Pennington; brother-in-law, Edwin Dingus and wife, Flo; sister-in-law, Hazel Dingus; along with several nieces, nephew, cousins, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Carloyn and Jarvis Vicars. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Brandon Berg and the Rev. Robert Carbary officiating. The Nickelsville Circuit Choir will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Jeff Vicars, Steve Pennington, Scott Franklin, Wesley Franklin, Stephen Pennington, and Jake Broadwater will serve as pallbearers. Ethan Pennington and Michael Skeens will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Holston View Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. for the graveside service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gregory DeMotts and his staff, the doctors and nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, members of the Nickelsville Rescue Squad, and all of the friends and neighbors.

Donations may be made to Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Nickelsville Rescue Squad.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ora Knox McConnell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Junior McConnell

KINGSPORT - Paul Junior McConnell, 84, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday, (June 25, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Paul was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in Kingsport since 1967. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Europe and Germany. He retired as and electrician from Holston Defense Corp. after 20 years of service.

He was a member of the Fountain of Life Holiness Church in Bristol Tenn. He was a kind and fun loving person, a wonderful son, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a friend to all who he knew. He was a very talented woodworker, musician, and loved gospel music.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Irene (East) McConnell; parents James Monore and Mattie Clare (McClellan) McConnell; brothers, Marvin G. McConnell, Cordess McConnell, Woodrow McConnell, and infant brother, Robert Allen McConnell.

Paul is survived by his wife, Marjorie K. (Culbertson) McConnell; daughters, Janice Marie Reese and husband, Terry, Granite Bay, Calif., Sharon Ann Thorne and husband, Adrian, Rogersville; sons, Roger A. McConnell and wife, Gail, Blountville, Robert L. McConnell and wife, Kristy, Shreveport, La., Jerold D. Culbertson, Yuma, Va., Lamarr E. (Marcy) Culbertson and wife, Macy, Chilhowie, Va. Ronald L. Culbertson and wife, Connie, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Cascal McConnell; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

Service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Jimmy Hall and Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler officiating.

Music will be provided by Jeremy and Jackie Hall.

Military graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery, with American Legion Post 3/265 and the Virginia National Guard conducting the rites, Joe W. Byrd, Chaplin. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain of Life Holiness Church at 1806 Kentucky Avenue, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane


Mrs. Pearl B. McConnell


   Gate City- Mrs. Pearl Balthis McConnell, 53, Snowflake Community, died at her residence early Friday morning after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alpha Cassell Balthis. She was a life-long resident of Scott County.

   Surviving are her husband, Hoke McConnell; one daughter, Miss Fern McConnell, Gate City; four sons, Paul B. McConnell, Valleao, Calif.; William E. Barnell McConnell, Barrell McConnell, Ronald Leon McConnell, all of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. L.K. Addington, Nicklesville, Va.;
two brothers, H.E. Balthis, Nicklesville, Va., and Roy E. Balthis,  Gate City; and eight grandchildren.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by
the Scott Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times - 25 Sept 1959
Submitted by Yvonne

Polly Etta (Gilliam) McConnell

KINGSPORT - Polly Gilliam McConnell, of Lynn Garden, went to be with the Lord on Thursday ( Nov. 17, 2005 ) after a brief illness.

She was born to the late Marcus and Sally Pendleton Gilliam of Scott County , Va. Mrs. McConnell had resided in Lynn Garden since 1926. She was a member of Lawson Memorial Church of Gate City, Va. She worked many years as co-owner of McConnell Grocery. She was active in Senior Citizens Volunteer programs. "Maw" enjoyed quilting and volunteering at nursing homes. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt and will be sadly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McConnell was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle McConnell; one son, Kay McConnell; four sisters; six brothers; and one great-great-grandson, Ethan K. McConnell.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Hazel McConnell of Kingsport; three grandsons, Gary McConnell and wife Becky of Kingsport, Phil McConnell and wife Desirea of Church Hill, and Bob McConnell and wife Teresa of Kingsport; six great-grandchildren, Josh and wife Shelley McConnell, Matthew, Tyler, Hunter, Logan, and Taylor McConnell; one great-great-grandson, Tristan McConnell; one sister, Mabel Lane of Lynn Garden; several nieces and nephews; a special niece, Patty Jo Stacy; and a dear friend, Jewell Riggs.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Pastor David Salley and Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Entombment services will immediately follow the service in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. 1 in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. McConnell's great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. McConnell to Lawson Memorial Church in care of Herman Quillen, Rural Route 1, P.O. Box 1185, Fort Blackmore, Va., 24250 or to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga., 30368-2454.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Franzus and nurses in the SNF Unit and the Wilcox Oncology unit at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for their exceptional care and concern given to "Maw."

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Polly Gilliam McConnell.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Floyd McConnell

FLORENCE, S.C. — Robert Floyd McConnell, 77, of Florence, S.C., passed away Friday (Jan. 2, 2009).

He was a veteran, having served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Rosa McConnell; his wife; daughter; two brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by two sons, Raymond McConnell of Hartsville, S.C. and Kenny McConnell of Lamar, S.C.; four grandchildren, Jason Oliver, Ryan McConnell, Erin McConnell, Robin Oliver; one great-grandchild, Cameron Oliver; two sisters, Louise Breeding of Gate City, Va. and Velvia Lane of Knoxville, Tenn.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Raymond McConnell and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane


Ex-Postmaster McConnell Dies At Nicklesville
Robert Lee (Uncle Bob) McConnell


Nicklesville, Va. Robert Lee (Uncle Bob) McConnell, retired Nicklesville postmaster, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital, Kingsport, at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday. He was 91.

McConnell's home was on Nicklesville Rt. 1. He was a member of Fidelity Masonic Lodge No. 173 here and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Nannie M. Williams, Nicklesville; two sons, Tate, Kingsport, and Grady A. McConnell, Christiansburg, Va.; a sister, Miss Valice McConnell, Nicklesville Rt. 1; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Nicklesville Methodist Church by Rev. Walter Maybe, Rev. Roy Kilgore and Rev. Lonnie Brown. Burial will be in Nicklesville Cemetery.

The Masonic Lodge will provide pallbearers and be in charge at the grave.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral home until 10 a.m. Friday, when it will be taken to the church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday and at the
church Friday morning.

Kingsport News-4 Oct 1962
Submitted by Yvonne Dillow Bennett

Ronald W. "Ron" McConnell

Ron W. McConnell, 56, 645 Jackson Street, died at 8:00 a.m. Saturday (May 18, 1996) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport all his life. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended E.T.S.U. He served in the U.S. Air Force, Altus, Ohio. He was also in the broadcasting industry and worked for several area radio stations.

He was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda Humphrey, Raleigh, N.C.; three sons, Robbie McConnell and Gary McConnell, both of Raleigh, N.C., and Ronnie Burke, Church Hill; two step-sons, Michael Myers, Church Hill, and William D. Myers III, Johnson City; seven granddaughters; his parents, Woodrow and Bonelene Meade McConnell; two sisters, Elizabeth Jones, Kingsport, and Katy Tilley, Greenwood, S.C.; one brother, Bill K. McConnell, Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Edward J. Ray officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, May 20, 1996

Submitted by Delmar Fraysie

Ruby Jewel (Addington) McConnell

Ruby J. McConnell, age 96 of Kingsport, departed this life on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at Wexford House.

Mrs. McConnell was born on May 16th, 1915 in Nickelsville, VA, to the late Henry M. and Martha J. Addington. She was a life-long member of Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Nickelsville, VA and also attended Pleasant View Baptist Church in Kingsport.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McConnell was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, W.C. "Cord" McConnell; six sisters; and one brother.

Left to cherish her memory are seven nieces and caregiver, Faye Gilreath and husband Billy of Kingsport, Eileen Castle of Hampton, VA, Linda Whitaker of San Francisco, CA, Elizabeth Wright of Knoxville, TN, Carolyn Tilley and husband Gary of South Carolina, Judy McConnell of Kingsport, TN, Gwendilyn Free and husband Jerry of Kingsport; six nephews, Joe Burke and wife Jean of Oklahoma City, OK, Jerry Gray and wife Cindy of Minnesota, Jimmy McConnell and wife Patti of Kingsport, TN, Bill McConnell and wife Judy of Piney Flats, TN, Roger McConnell and wife Gail of Blountville, TN and Robert McConnell of Louisiana; and several great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Monday, February 13th, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Wayne Baker, officiating.

The graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 12:45 PM.

Pallbearers will include family members.

Jack Cox, Jimmy Green and Olin Pendleton will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Ruby during the difficult last stages of her life. A very special thanks go to the staffs of Wexford House and Amedisys Hospice, each of whom cared for her with love and great thoughtfulness.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Ruby J. McConnell.

 

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth (Hackney) Gardner McConnell

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Ruth Hackney McConnell, 80, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2008) in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ruth was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Big Stone Gap, Va.,. a former member of the Interment Garden Club and a member of the Wesleyan Circle of the Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Julia (Pritchard) Ross; brother, Tom Hackney; sister, Jean McAmis; first husband, Jack Gardner; second husband, Mac McConnell; and son, Jerry Gardner.

Ruth is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terry and John Gamble of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Gilda Stokes, Abingdon, Va.; two grandsons, Matt and Grant Gardner, Nashville, Tenn. She is also survived by two nieces and one nephew and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends Monday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter and the Rev. Joe Berta officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap.

Family and friends will be pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ryland Fred McConnell

Ryland Fred McConnell, 61, died Saturday ( April 11, 1987 ) at Holston Valley    Hospital & Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he spent most of his life in Sullivan County and wasa supervisor in the Organic Chemicals deport­ment at Tennessee Eastman Company.  A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. McConnell was a Methodist and a member of the Kingsport Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ora Myrtle McConnell.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda W. McConnell; four sons, Randall L. McConnell, Rick McConnell and Michael McConnell, all of Kingsport, Tony McConnell, Knoxville; five grandchildren; his father, D.L. McConnell, Kingsport; three brothers, C.D. Mc­Connell and Wayne McConnell, both of Kingsport, Jim D. McCon­nell, Dallas, Texas; one sister, Carolyn Bellamy, Church Hill.

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

Services will be conducted ot 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Fields and the Rev. Johnny Pendleton officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News of Sunday, April 12, 1987
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sandra Lee (Rhoton) McConnell

GATE CITY - Sandra Lee Rhoton McConnell, 32, of Route 1, Daniel Boone Community, died Friday afternoon [ 1/21/1977 ] at Indian Path Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a Methodist.

Survivors include: her husband, Wayne G. McConnell; one daughter, Cathy Marinda McConnell; one son, Bart Leonard McConnell; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kay Rhoton; one sister, Mrs. Don (Judy) Flanary, all of Gate City; two brothers, James W. (J.B.) Rhoton, Gate City, and Roy B. Rhoton, Atlanta, Ga.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

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Memorial services for Sandra Lee Rhoton McConnell will be conducted at 9 p.m. Saturday from Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Kerns officiating. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Sunday in the McConnell family cemetery, Route 1, Gate City , with friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Sandra McConnell Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Jim Smith, Treasurer, Little Moccasin Valley Ruritan Club, Rt. 1, Box 165, Gate City, Va.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times-News / Saturday, January 22, 1977)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma Lucille (Salyer) McConnell

GRANT PARK, Ill. — Thelma Lucille Salyer McConnell, 85, passed away Wednesday (June 3, 2009) in Grant Park, Ill.

She was born June 18, 1923 in Nickelsville, Va., and was the daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Dean Salyer.

Mrs. McConnell enjoyed spending time with her family, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and was affiliated with Grant Park United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry McConnell in 1991; sisters, Kate Hillman, Carrie Hillman and Sallie Kilgore; grandson, Jon McConnell in 1998; daughter-in-law, Ruth McConnell in 1999; and son-in-law, Jack Mosman in 2002.

Surviving are her sons, Darris McConnell, Grant Park, Ill. and Michael McConnell, Texas; daughters, Jean Mosman, Marion, Va., Carole Franke and Janice Fick, both of Kankakee, Ill.; brother, Willard Salyer and wife, Kathleen, Nickelsville, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; special neighbor, Alfred Propes; special friend and caregiver, Sue Bedwell.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park, Ill. Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Marsha Collins officiating.

Interment will be in the Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice Innovative Care, 600 Holiday Plaza Dr., Matteson, Ill. 60443.

Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park, Ill. (815-465-6831) is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

V. D. McConnell


NICKLESVILLE, Va. - Funeral services for Valice D. McConnell, 85, Route 1, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Culbertson's Chapel near here. Rev. Walter Maybe will officiate.

Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery.

Miss McConnell died Wednesday at a nursing  home in Alexandria, Va. after a long illness.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services when it will  be taken to the church.

The family will receive friends at the funeral  home this evening from 7 to 9.

Kingsport News-28 August 1964
Submitted by Yvonne Dillow Bennett

Velvie Ida (Necessary) McConnell

WEBER CITY, Va. — Velvie N. McConnell, 81, Weber City, Va., passed away Wednesday (March 11, 2009) at the Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

Born Jan. 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Hammonds Necessary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Edith Mullins; nephews, David and Dennis Mullins; and great-nephew, Ernest Mullins Jr.

Surviving is her daughter, Mona Lisa Henley and husband, Rex, Johnson City; sons, Roger Lee McConnell and wife, Leisha, Mount Carmel, and Reggie Lynn McConnell and wife, Vicki, Kingsport; grandchildren, Larissa Elaine Way, Surgoinsville and Zachary Isaac Collier, Mount Carmel, Kim Lovell and Jeremy Roberts; several great-grandchildren; sister, Rena Lane and husband, Edward, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at her residence, 371 Church St., Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Burial will follow in Clinchport, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to Carol McConnell, Ronda Elam, Missy Fletcher and all of the staff at the Brian Center and to Dr. Mishkin, Dr. Baumrucker and the ICU staff at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Velvie N. McConnell.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wayne G. McConnell


Wayne Gray "Cuz" McConnell, 72, passed away Friday, November 20, 2009 in a hunting accident.

He was a born-again Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City. He was born in Scott County, VA. and was a graduate of Shoemaker High School. He attended Milligan College, graduated from E.T.S.U., and earned a Masters Degree at University of Western Kentucky. He served 4 years in the Air Force; he retired as Center Director Job Corp in Collbran, CO. (Dept. of Interior). He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a member of S.W.VA. Historical Society, S.C. Historical Society, Daniel Boone Community Club and Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Leonard McConnell and Phoebe McClain McConnell. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Rhoton McConnell; six brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Stallard McConnell; son, Bart McConnell and wife, Kathleen; Gate City, VA., daughters, Cathy Ellington and husband, Scott, Snellville, GA. and Kelley Lilly and husband, Mike, Sanford, NC. Sisters; Dorothy Lane, Ann Jenkins and husband, Bob, and a brother, Joe McConnell, Gate City, VA. Two grandsons, Lucas Ellington and Zachary Lilly, two granddaughters, Maggie Ellington and Madison Lilly, along with several nieces, nephews, many cousins and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home and any time at the residence. Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jeff DeBoard and Rev. Mark Estepp officiating. Eulogy will be given by his friend and hunting buddy, Larry Culbertson. His nephew, Joel Jenkins will provide the music.

A Military Graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the John L. McConnell Cemetery with Military Graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post #3382 Charles Dewitt Byrd Post.

Nephews, Barry Lane, David Pippin, Joel Jenkins, Mark Jenkins, Stan Jenkins, John McConnell, Keith McConnell, Daryl Jayne and Payton Jenkins will serve as pallbearers. C.R. Keith, Omer Addington, Garland Stokes, John Ferguson, Mike Kerney, Tom Honeycutt, Billy Jack McConnell, Dr. Bill Grigsby, Gene Kilbourne, Johnny McConnell, Paul McConnell and Frank McConnell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will meet 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

In lieu of flower contributions, the family ask to make them to the charity of your choice or to the McConnell Cemetery Fund (P.O.Box 1469 Gate City, VA. 24251)

An online guest registry is available for the McConnell family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wayne G. "Cuz" McConnell.

Gate City Funeral Home Obituary
November 22, 2009

William Howard McConnell

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Wm. Howard McConnell, 82, entered into rest Wednesday (Feb. 23, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born May 18, 1922 in Scott County, Va., to the late William "Billy" McConnell and Lucy Hillman McConnell.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Claude S. McConnell; and infant brother, Nathan.

He was a lifelong resident of Big Moccasin Valley and a lifetime member of New Hope and attended New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. McConnell went to Cedar Point for seven years and four years to Shoemaker High School.

Survivors include one nephew, Bill and wife, Carolyn McConnell, Knoxville.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at New Hope Methodist Church, Big Moccasin.

Services will be at 7 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by the Circuit Choir.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday 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.

Bill McConnell, Jimmy McConnell, Zane Parks, Christian McConnell and Tom Hilton will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doris (Quillin) McCoy

JOHNSON CITY - Mrs. Doris McCoy , 94, entered into rest Thursday ( June 15, 2006 ) at Appalachian Christian Village .

Doris Quillin McCoy was born on September 20, 1911 in Gate City, Va.

She was the daughter of Charles Malachi and Dora McConnell Quillin.

Mrs. McCoy was a resident of Richmond for 38 years and had lived in Johnson City at the Appalachian Christian Village since 1980. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont Junior College, Bristol, Va. and of Harrisonburg State Teacher's College (now James Madison University), in Harrisonburg, Va. She taught for five years in southwest Virginia before going to Richmond where she worked for Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) and as an administrative assistant in a local company.

Mrs. McCoy was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Friendly Class; also a member of the Dora Quillin Circle, and Gate City United Methodist Church . She was a prolific reader of classic and contemporary literature.

Mrs. McCoy 's story is one of great fortitude in the face of life's challenges, of a consistent and gentle strength. Her family and friends will remember her for her wise and unconditional counsel, for her incredible resilience, and for her exceptional capacity to model love and caring. Her legacy as a sister, aunt, and friend is one of grace and elegance, of faith and conviction, of inspiration and relationship. For to be in her presence was to experience unconditional acceptance, to be cherished as a special and unique individual, to know that you could not fail because she truly believed in you no matter what happened. We will miss Doris Quillin McCoy , but always treasure the memories of this remarkable women and tell her story to generations to come.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Pleasant McCoy in Richmond , Va. in 1974.

She is survived by two sisters, Catherine Q. Russell, of Santa Fe, N.M. and Verna Q. McClure, of Palmdale, Calif.; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and great and grand-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. . on Monday at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City .

Family and friends may honor her life through contributions to the Munsey Memorial UMC, 201 East Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601; or by making a donation to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, P. O. Box 515, Northampton, Mass. 01061-0515 (www.macular.org).

Gate City Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family of Doris McCoy .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Pleasant McCoy

RICHMOND -- John Pleasant McCoy, a writer from Southwest Virginia, died in a Richmond hospital Wednesday after a long ill­ness.

The 68-year-old Grundy native had been unable to walk since 1936 when a bullet penetrated his spine as he tried to break up an argument between two men in Grundy.

McCoy wrote the first of his four novels in 1944.  The book, "Swing  the Big-Eyed Rabbit," won second prize in the 1944 Thomas Jefferson contest for Southern writers sponsored by a publishing firm.

McCoy followed this up with three other novels: "Big as Life" in 1950; "Love for a Stranger" in 1964; and "The Secret Doorways" in 1971.

All of his works are set in the western Virginia hills.

McCoy was born in Grundy in 1906, the grand­son of a judge and the son of a sheriff's deputy who later became a division superintendent for the Big Sandy & Cumberland Railroad.

McCoy worked at a variety of jobs before the accident that left both his legs paralyzed.

He was a 1928 graduate of the University of Richmond and was initially employed in the BS&G Railroad shops.  He was also a farm worker, a civil engineer, an assistant railroad depot clerk, a salesman, a school teacher, a semi-pro baseball player and an Ohio riverboat deckhand.

Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Doris Quillen McCoy.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

[Buried at Holston View Cemetery .]

Kingsport Times, Thursday, April 11, 1974
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Pamela Elaine McCurry

KINGSPORT — Pamela Elaine McCurry, 60, passed away on April 21, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on May 30, 1947.

Pam graduated from Lynn View High School in 1967. She married in 1969 and traveled with her husband through his tours of duty in the Marine Corp to Richmond, Va., Paris Island, S.C., Hawaii and Jacksonville, Fla.

For the last several years she was the pianist at Bethany Baptist Church in Jonesborough, Tenn. and for the Bethany Quartet. She was employed with Wal-Mart when she became ill.

Pam was predeceased by her father, the Rev. Frank R. McCurry; her maternal grandfather, Kelly C. Fields; her paternal grandparents, J.A. and Mattie McCurry; her uncles, Jack McCurry and Lester McMillan; her aunts, Dorothy McCurry Buchanan, Frances McCurry Dean and Eula McCurry McMillan; and her former husband, John Randall Richmond.

Left behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memories are her mother, Joan Fields McCurry; grandmother, Lois Culbertson Fields; two sisters, Belinda Hawk and Donna Starnes; her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph A. and Tracy McCurry; one nieces and her husband, Joni and Brian Haynes; and four nephews, Meredith Hawk, Tyler McCurry, Michael McCurry and Corbin Haynes.

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

Funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Joe W. Byrd and Rev. Jerry Keesling officiating.

Music will be provided by Sharon Martin.

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

Pallbearers will be Kelly Wayne Strickler, Steven Dean, Brian Haynes, Dennis McMillan, Ron Morrison and Meredith Hawk. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

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Billy Eugene McCracken

Billy Eugene McCracken, 56, Duffield, VA passed away, Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital .
Mr. McCracken was born in Bristol , VA on January 21, 1955 , the son of the late Paul and Birtie Lane McCracken.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vonda Sue Laney McCracken.
He is survived by his sisters, Juanita McCracken, Gate City, VA, Freda Estep and husband, Gerald, Hilton, VA, and Janie Frye, Gate City, VA; brothers, Johnny McCracken and wife, Cathy, Gate City, VA and Gary Wayne McCracken, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. , Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Brickey Cemetery on the John Brickey farm. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.
Following the graveside the family will receive friends Johnny McCracken's residence for a Celebration of the Life of Billy McCracken service.
  Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Billy Eugene McCracken.

Gate City Funeral Home Internet Obituaries
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Helen Pauline (Flanary) McCracken

BIG STONE GAP -- Mrs. Pauline Flanary McCracken, 42, was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5 a.m. Tuesday. [2/8/1977]

A former resident of Gate City, she had lived in Florida for several years before moving to Big Stone Gap and was a 1951 graduate of Shoemaker High School in Gate City.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include: her husband, Billy Joe McCracken; one son, Mickey Allen McCracken, Big Stone Gap; mother, Mrs. Virginia Nettie Flanary, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Bruce (Anita) Boucher, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, William C. (Bud) Flanary, Gate City; and one grandchild, Diana McCracken, Big Stone Gap.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Flanary McCracken will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the chapel of Scott County Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh L. Boyd Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday night and also at the residence of the brother, Bud Flanary, Hilton Road. Gate City.  Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, February 9, 1977

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Jane (Spivey) McCracken

ELK PARK, N.C. - Jane Spivey McCracken, 77, 1520 Curtis Creek Road, died Wednesday [2 Aug 2000] at Johnson City Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Jonesville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Knowles Spivey.

A homemaker and former resident of Johnson City for 42 years, she had lived in Elk Park for the last five years. She was a member of the Curtis Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

She was the widow of Willie McCracken.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Robert and Sharon McCracken, Blountville; a daughter and her husband, Janice and Sam Laws, Elk Park, N.C.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Rev. Jim Spivey, Sullivan County; a sister, Cleo Jones, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Perry Cleek officiating.

Committal services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Washington County Memory Gardens.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Laws, Stephen Laws, Danny McCracken, Johnny Ramey, Kevin Bryan and Vince McCartt.

Kingsport Times-News

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Paul E. McCracken

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Paul E. McCracken , 72, Route 2, went to be with Lord Monday (Oct. 4, 1999) at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born July 11, 1927 in Lee County, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas Howard and Ethel Coffee McCracken . He was a lifelong resident of Scott County where he was a farmer and attended Gate City Chuch of Jesus Christ. He was of the Holiness faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Nora McCracken ; and one stepbrother, Eugene Hunley.

Surviving are his wife, Birtie E. McCracken , Nickelsville, Va.; three daughters, Juanita McCracken , Gate City, Va., Freda Estep, Nickelsville, Va., and Janie Frye, Kingsport; three sons, Billy E. McCracken , Clinchport, Va., Johnny McCracken , Midway community of Gate City, Va., and Gary Wayne McCracken , Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Johnny McCracken Jr., Ann Estep, Anthony Wayne McCracken , Joshua Wayne Smith, Johnny Lawrence Smith, Amanda McCracken , Courtney Frye, Eric Frye, Taylor Frye and Rickie Joe Frye; two sisters, Faye Woolridge, Louisville, Ky., and Hazel Miller, Tampa, Fla.; two stepbrothers, Jerry Hunley, Duffield, Va., and Fred Darnell, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at Johnny McCracken 's residence in the Midway community of Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Bryan Hall officiating. Music will be provided by Gene Taylor.

Interment will be in Norton/Brickey Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Vonda Sue (Laney) McCracken

DUFFIELD, Va. — Mrs. Vonda S. McCracken, 56, Duffield, Va., passed away on Wednesday (July 15, 2009) at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was born April 6, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Roy Laney and Myrtle Dingus Laney.

She is survived by her husband, Billy McCracken, Duffield , Va.

A small memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the residence of her brother-in-law, Johnny McCracken.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Gate City Funeral Home.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Vonda S. McCracken.

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William Conor McCracken

CHURCH HILL - William Conor McCracken, 61, went home to be with the Lord Monday ( March 4, 2002 ) at his residence after a lengthy battle with cancer.

A lifelong resident of Hawkins County , he was an avid coon hunter. He retired from Holliston Mills with 33 years of service.

He attended Goshen Valley Freewill Baptist Church .

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

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy McCracken and Delphia McInturff McCracken; and one sister, Mildred Dye.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Bernice Bishop McCracken, of the home; one daughter, Penny Tomlinson and husband, Jerry of Church Hill; one son, William Brent McCracken, of the home; three grandchildren, Kirk McCracken, Kody McCracken and Adrianna Tomlinson; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Dye and Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Fugate, both of Church Hill; two brothers, Kermit McCracken and wife, Charlotte and Paul McCracken and wife, Nell Vina, all of Church Hill; sister-in-law, Brenda Heck and husband, Jim of Church Hill; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill and anytime at the residence, 111 California Ave. , Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Roger Castle and Pastor Ron Cassidy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Church Hill Memory Gardens . Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Keith McCracken, Kenneth Dye, Allen Dye, Riggie Dye, Brian Dye, Mark Manis, Mickey McCracken, Wayne McCracken, Casey McCracken and James Heck.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Patterson, Earl Bartley, Jack Taylor and Donald Dobbs.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kylene B. Stapleton, 321 King Ave. , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

Kingsport Times-News
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Juanita (Bellamy) McCulley

KINGSPORT - Juanita Bellamy McCulley, 98, Kingsport, died Thursday (May 25, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Virginia and lived her early childhood in Hawkins County before moving to Kingsport where she resided until her death. She taught school in the Sullivan County School System and retired as an accountant from Nettie Lee Shops.

She was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Mrs. McCulley was a caring, giving person and was recognized for her many good deeds when she was awarded the Good Samaritan Award by her community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy B. McCulley; her parents, George W. and Annie Akard Bellamy; a sister, Alberta B. Marshall; and a nephew, Thomas "Skip" Templeton.

Surviving are a half-sister, Annie Calhoun and husband, Fred; a nephew, Robert Templeton of Nashville, Tenn.; special nephew and niece, George and Jean Ledbetter; special longtime friend, Bea Crawford; and devoted caregivers, Ruth Russell, Bessie New, Mary Light, and Wanda Hackney.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport and any time at her residence.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Justin Smith officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Kingsport Times-News
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Betty Ann (Starnes) McDavid

WARRENTON, Va. - Betty Ann Starnes McDavid , 69, formerly of Gate City, departed this life Wednesday (Oct. 13, 1999) at a Warrenton, Va. Hospital.

She was a native of Scott County. Prior to moving to Manassas, Va., she was employed by Dr. Dan Culbertson of Gate City, Va. She was a retired office manager for Dr. Richard P. Suter with 30 years service. She was a former member of Daniel Boone Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin Craft Starnes and Ella Bledsoe Starnes.

Surviving are her husband, Harry McDavid , Warrenton, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Emerson and Valerie McDavid , Hume, Va.; one grandchild, Austin Craft McDavid ; two stepgrandchildren, Brian Allen Carr and Matthew James Carr, Hume, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Janice Starnes Whittaker, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; niece, Kimberly Whittaker, Manassas, Va.; nephew, Bret Whittaker, Warrenton, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. The family will receive friends at the home of sisters-in-law, Irene McDavid and Virginia Free, Daniel Boone community, Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Boone Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Billy Joe McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. - Billy Joe McDavid, 62, entered into eternal rest Friday (May 7, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born September 15, 1936 in Scott County, Va., a son of the late Willie and Annie Miller McDavid . He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Ray Harold McDavid.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Bishop McDavid , Gate City; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma Jean and Donnie Graham, Clinchport, Va., Gay and Ray Snavley, Fort Blackmore, Va. and Helen and Jimmy Williams, Clinchport; one brother and sister-in-law, Velmer and Jean McDavid , Clinchport; his mother-in-law, Cora Bishop, Gate City, and a very special sister-in-law, Lousie Bishop Norrod, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Cecil Willard McDavid

WESTLAND, Mich. - Cecil Willard McDavid , 81, 6747 N. Wayne Road, died Wednesday (March 10, 1999) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Trilex Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reece and Cora Lee Morrison McDavid ; one sister, Ruth McDavid ; and two brothers, Clyde McDavid and Carl McDavid .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille (Patrick) McDavid , of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary Lou) Banks, Westland, Mich., Mrs. Dennis (Teresa Sue) Minnick, Blountville, Mrs. Joseph (Sharon) Sexton, Bristol and Miss Cathy Ann Gorney, Westland, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ms. Irene McDavid and Ms. Virginia Free, both of Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Clarence McDavid , Gate City, Harry McDavid , Wharton, Va., and Grady McDavid , Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. R.D. Stallard and Elder Howard Todd officiating.

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

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Clara Bernice (Bishop) McDavid

GATE CITY - Bernice Bishop McDavid , Route 2, entered into rest Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2000) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe McDavid ; father, Judge F. Bishop.

Surviving are her mother, Cora Fields Bishop, Gate City; sister, Louise Bishop Norrod, Gate City; nieces, Karen Clark, West Milton, Ohio, Debbie Phipps, Tip City, Ohio; nephews, Danny Norrod, Knoxville, Tenn., Larry Norrod, Gate City, and David Norrod, Surgoinsville, Tenn.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Danny Clark officiating.

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

Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Clarence "Bill" McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. - Clarence "Bill" McDavid, 88, formerly a resident of the Brian Center, entered into rest on Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. McDavid was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 26, 1912 to the late Reece and Cora Morrison McDavid. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company and was a member of the Daniel Boone Mission.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Stokes McDavid; daughter, Edna M. Barden; brothers, Clyde, Cecil and Carl McDavid; and a sister, Vada Estelle McDavid.

Bill loved everyone at the Brian Center, where he had resided for the last year of his life.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Aubrey (Ardist M.) Powell, Roanoke, Va.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Benny (Melissa P.) Firestone, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Stephen M. and Ginger Powell, High Point, N.C.; one son-in-law, Bryant M. Barden, Cloverdale, Va.; two sisters, Irene McDavid and Virginia Free, both of Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Grady McDavid, Gate City, Va., and Harry McDavid, Warrenton, Va.; a special niece, Brenda Stokes; a special friend, Bobby Shelton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home chapel with the Rev. R.D. Stallard, the Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

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

The family will be meeting at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Steve Powell, Benny Firestone, Philip Free, Lesley Free, Paul Griffin and David Stokes.

Kingsport Times-News
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Rev. Clifton H. McDavid

DUFFIELD, Va. - The Rev. Clifton H. McDavid, 88, entered into rest on Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2001) at his residence.

Born May 20, 1912 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late William (Bill) Matthias and Lou Delia Griffen McDavid.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolina (Lina) McDavid in 1992; one sister, Venus Stanley; two sons-in-law, Jerry Bishop and Claude Roach.

Rev. McDavid served as pastor of Brick Church for a number of years. He served as superintendent of Hills Chapel for a number of years. He retired from Foote Mineral as an operator after 19 years of service.

Surviving are six daughters and sons-in-law, Janivee Roach, Clinchport, Va., Beulah Faye Bishop, Duffield, Va., Wanda (Goode) Bishop and husband, Larry Bishop, Church Hill, Anita and Doug Jones, Duffield, Va., Dremia and Don Smith, Church Hill, Charolette and Dealmus Lane, Church Hill; four sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Carol McDavid, Bruce and Nell McDavid, Vernon and Doris McDavid and Samuel and Karen McDavid, all of Duffield, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma Lawson, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Hill, the Rev. Jerry Hickman and the Rev. Clyde Goode officiating.

Music will be provided by Eddie Roberts and the Tipton Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Goode Cemetery.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Robert Roach, Rev. Ray Roach, Rev. Warren Meade, Rev. Willard Carter and area ministers.

 

Kingsport Times-News
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Clyde Edward "Edd" McDavid

KINGSPORT - Clyde Edward McDavid, 67, 1457 Ridgecrest Drive, passed away Sunday (Nov. 18, 2001) at the James H. Quillen DVAMC, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Born on Oct. 7, 1934, he was a native of the Daniel Boone community in Scott County, Va. He was a son of the late Clyde and Janie Byrd McDavid. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country from 1953 to Dec. 9, 1955.

Mr. McDavid was a retired automobile body and fender repairman and painter of the area car dealerships.

Surviving are three sons, Tony McDavid, Kingsport, Tim McDavid, Ogden, Utah, and Danny McDavid, Duffield, Va.; five grandchildren, Clint and Colton McDavid, Kingsport, Breanna and Lorin McDavid, Ogden, Utah, and Emily McDavid, Duffield, Va.; one brother, Alfred McDavid, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one niece and one nephew.

The family will hold a private memorial service for Clyde Edward McDavid.

E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at flsnyder@naxs.com

Snyder Funeral Home, Gray, is serving the McDavid family.

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Donald Ray McDavid

DUFFIELD, Va. — Donald McDavid,  61, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2011 , at his residence.

Mr. McDavid was born in Scott County, Va., to the late John Henry and Lois Hall McDavid .

He was a loving husband, father and papaw. Donald was a member of Durham ’s Chapel Church . He loved the Lord and talking about the Lord, and pastored several area churches.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Vanessa; grandparents, Rev. Tom and Maude Hall; and Nannie Stone; and brothers, Tommy and Greg McDavid .

He is survived by his caring and loving wife of 40 years, Ruby McDavid , Duffield, Va.; daughter, Christina Presnell and husband, Mark, Gray, Tenn.; son, Brian McDavid and wife, Jessica, Church Hill; grandchildren, Christopher Presnell, Tiffany Presnell, Mercedes McDavid , and Morgan McDavid ; brother, James McDavid , Duffield, Va.; sisters, Carolyn Kern, Duffield, Va., and Patsy Kern, Duffield, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Rhoton and the Rev. David Kern officiating.

Durham ’s Chapel Quartet and Rita Sue Dockery will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McNew Cemetery in Stanleytown , Va.

Dwayne Kern, Keith Wallen, William Bowen, Mark McDavid , Jacob Maness, and David Kern will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Donald R. McDavid .

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Emma M. (Babb) McDavid

KINGSPORT - Emma M. McDavid, 66, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday (June 12, 2000) at Brookhaven Health Care Center. She has suffered for many years from diabetes and the Lord has finally taken away her pain and took her home.

Born on April 7, 1934, she was a homemaker and wife for 35 years. She was of the Pentecostal faith and formerly of the Rock Springs Community.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Earnest H. McDavid; and infant son and her mother, Pearl Babb.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and David Adams, Kingsport, Sandra and Wade Bingham, Fall Branch, Ann and Carl Shepherd, Jonesborough; four sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Nancy McDavid, Kingsport, Gary and Shelby McDavid, Gray, Eugene and Marsha McDavid, Fall Branch, Barry and Joan McDavid, Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Connie Babb, Church Hill; two sisters, Brenda Pippin, Gate City and Beulah Johnson, Denver, Colo.; three granddaughters; eight grandsons; three great-granddaughters; two step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Boggs and the Rev. Danny Baines officiating.

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

Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Thursday for the graveside services.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Suite 201, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919.

Kingsport Times-News
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Etta Mae (McDavid) McDavid

SURGOINSVILLE — Etta Mae McDavid, of Surgoinsville, passed away Saturday (April 11, 2009) at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., but had lived most of her life in Hawkins County. She was a member of Cowans Branch Baptist Church of Scott County, Va. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed flowers, drawing and painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Harvey and Mary Herron McDavid; her husband, Johnny R.; son, Johnny McDavid; an infant son, and two grandsons.

Survivors include her son, James McDavid, of the home; two daughters, Mary Kate Drinnon of Rogersville, and Shirley Grace Arnold and husband, Dean of Church Hill; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; special daughter-in-law, Shelby McDavid; and a special caregiver, Kathy Dickerson.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Evelyn Louise (Reed) McDavid

JOHNSON CITY - Evelyn Louise Reed McDavid, 82, went to be with the Lord suddenly Monday (May 31, 2004) at Appalachian Christian Village.

She was born in Gate City, Va. Her passion was cooking for others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith S. McDavid; parents, Carson Reed and Mollie Dale Sampson Reed; daughter, Judy McDavid Cole; and brother, Charles Reed.

Surviving are her son, Rick McDavid, MD and wife Pam, Johnson City; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Starnes and Phyllis Culbertson; brothers, Raymond Reed, Jimmy Reed, Ralph Reed, Carl Reed, Billy Reed and Larry Reed.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

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

Graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ezra E. "Shag'' McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. -- Ezra E. "Shag'' McDavid , 87, Rt. 6, died Saturday (April 18, 1998) at his residence. Born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 10, 1910, he was a lifelong resident of the area and had been a telegraph operator with Southern Railway. He was a son of the late Robert Conley and Lakie Mae Alley McDavid. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Lou Lynch McDavid , on Nov. 16, 1989. Surviving are a son, J.C. McDavid , Surgoinsville; three grandchildren, Jeff McDavid , Leah Davis and Tracy Edwards; three great-grandchildren, Jamie, Nichole and Matthew; a sister, Nettie Mae Bowen, Daniel Boone, Va.; and a niece, Susan. Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Todd officiating.

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Farley Mel McDavid Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Farley M. McDavid, Sr., 96, of the Manville community, died Tuesday (Feb. 24, 2004) at the residence of his daughter, Elizabeth Peters.

Born on April 17, 1907 in Scott County, he was the last surviving child of John Henry and Elizabeth Penley McDavid. Farley was co-founder and life long member of Manville Holiness Church. He and Cecil Estepp founded the church in 1952.

Preceding him in death was his wife of 73 years, Viola Trivette McDavid in 2001; two sons, Don and Raymond McDavid; two daughters, Margaret Tipton and Dorothy Doran.

Farley is survived by four daughters and their spouses, Nina Bise, Church Hill, Tenn., Elizabeth and Preston Peters, Gate City, Va., Glenna and Kenneth Blankenbecler, Gate City, Va., Mable and Albee David Calhoun, Kingsport; two sons and spouses, Farley Jr. and Susan McDavid, Mt. Airy, Md., Harold and Kathy McDavid, Johnson City, Tenn.; daughters-in-law, Shirley McDavid, Gate City, Va., Lou McDavid, Nickelsville, Va.; son-in-law, Howard Tipton, Gate City, Va.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rayford Pendleton and Pastor Joel Waldron officiating. Harold McDavid will give the eulogy.

Music will be provided by Kim and Ronnie Absher.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Adams Cemetery in the Manville community. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tyler McDavid, Shane McDavid, Tim Calhoun, Darrell France, Mark Culbertson, Dwayne Peters, Gerald Tipton and Eric McDavid.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Estepp, Maurice Adams and Jay Christian.

Memorial contributions to honor Farley, may be made to Adams Cemetery Fund, c/o Dwayne Peters, Route 7, Box 6485, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Frances Juanita (Ketron) Jones McDavid

WEBER CITY, Va. — Frances Juanita Ketron McDavid , 87, of Weber City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (May 1, 2010) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Juanita was born in Sullivan County (Kingsport), and lived most of her life in Scott County, Va. She loved her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Juanita loved to do crossword puzzles, color, write and loved her flower garden. She was a lifelong member of Walnut Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" McDavid ; one daughter, Carita Jones Scott; parents, Emmett I. Ketron and Letisha Edwards Ketron; one sister, Leola Ketron; one brother, Stewart Ketron.

She is survived by two daughters, Viola Jeraldine Jones Taranto and husband, Joseph of Nashua, N.H. and Rosemary Jones Hicks of Kingsport; four sons, Theodore Darryl Jones and wife, Brenda of Mount Carmel, Dennis "Marty" M. Jones of Kingsport, Ben "Benjie" H. Jones III and wife, Doris of Gate City and Robert "R.C." McDavid , II of Jonesville, Va.; along with 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City.

A service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Layne Pennington and Rev. Scott Tipton officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and P.J. Bruner.

Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters.

Memorials may be sent to Walnut Chapel Church (Cemetery Fund), c/o Jack Edwards, 2736 East Carters Valley Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

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Grady E. McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. - Grady E. McDavid, 80, of the Daniel Boone community, went to be with the Lord at his home on Sunday (Feb. 9, 2003).

He was a disabled and a lifelong resident of Scott County. He formerly attended Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Reece and Cora Morrison McDavid; four brothers, Clyde, Carl, Clarence and Cecil McDavid; special brother-in-law, Rev. Harold L. Free; and great-niece, Vanessa Free.

Surviving are two sisters, Virginia Free and Irene McDavid, both of Gate City, Va.; a brother, Harry McDavid of West Virginia; a niece, Lesa Free Ryan of Gate City, Va.; three nephews, Lesley Free of Gate City, Va., Phillip Free and wife Sheila of Duffield, Va., and Michael Free of Baltimore, Md.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Patrick McDavid of Weber City, Va.; a great-niece, Heather Free Cox; two great-nephews, Michael Reece Free and Jason Ryan; and several other nephews, nieces and cousins.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his special friends and caregivers, Brenda Ramsey, Jenny Ramsey, Kathleen McConnell and Sheila Stanley.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew and the Rev. Willard Carter officiating.

Music will be provided by Salleys Chapel Quartet.

Committal services will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Stokes, Eddie Swayze, Don Gillenwater, Van Fair, Ronald Burke and Rev. R.D. Stallard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Allan McDavid, Jimmy Bowen, Jim Smith, Fred Head, Fred McDavid and James Hensley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 2700 S. Roan St., Johnson City, Tenn.

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Harry Lee McDavid

BALLARD, W.Va. - Harry Lee McDavid, 78, died Monday (Oct. 6, 2003) at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1924 in Daniel Boone, Va., he was the son of the late Reece and Cora Morrison McDavid. He was retired from the Holiday-Tyler Printing Company in Rockville, Md. He had been a resident of Ballard for the past year, moving from Warrenton, Va.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Betty Ann Starnes McDavid; and five brothers, Clyde, Billy, Carl, Cecil and Grady McDavid preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Emerson McDavid and wife Valerie of Ballard; one grandson, Austin McDavid; two stepgrandsons, Brian Carr and Matthew Carr; and two sisters, Virginia M. Free and Irene McDavid, both of Daniel Boone, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. Eddie Bledsoe officiating.

The family may be contacted at the home of Lucille McDavid, 197 North Dogwood Drive, Weber City, on the day of the service.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie McPhearson, Phillip Free, Don Stokes, Rev. R.D. Stallard, Jim Smith and Jimmy Bowen.

Floral arrangements should be sent to the cemetery prior to the graveside service.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

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Henry Clinton McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. — Henry Clinton McDavid, 83, 1408 Darter Street, Gate City, Va. died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 6:55 a.m. Sunday [8/3/1975] following an extended illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, a Baptist, and a farmer. McDavid was a retired civil service employee, having worked for the Gate City Post Office.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Esther Carter McDavid, Gate City; five daughters, Mrs. Tom (Mabel) Lane, Kingsport, Mrs. Lovely Bird, Mrs. Nannie Bishop, and Mrs. James (Edith) Fink, all of Gate City, and Mrs. Edgar (Helen) Gillenwater, Merritt Island, Fla.; three sons, Hobert McDavid, and Walter Ray McDavid, both of Kingsport, and Henry C. McDavid Jr., Suitland, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Nan Quillen, Gate City; one brother, Roy McDavid, Clinchport, Va.; 27 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Henry Clinton McDavid will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home. The Rev. G.W. Willis Jr. and Rev. Bob R. Lane will officiate. Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times / Monday, August 4, 1975

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Henry Clinton "Curly" McDavid Jr.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - Henry C. "Curly" McDavid Jr., 71, formerly of Gate City, Va., departed this life Wednesday (Aug. 14, 2002) at Manor Care, Largo, Md.

He was a native of Scott County (Rye Cove, Va.) He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as staff sergeant in the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver with Kane Transfer Co.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry C. McDavid Sr. and Esther Carter McDavid; sisters, Mabel Lane, Nannie Bishop and Lovely Byrd.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Judith McDavid and Alva Turner, Ashland, Ky., and Diana McDavid and T Leuis Gonzalez, Forestville, Md.; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Samantha McDavid, Florence, Ky., John and Katherine McDavid, Capitol Heights, Md.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Fink, Gate City, Va., and Helen Gillenwater, Cocoa, Fla.; brothers, Hobert McDavid and Ray McDavid, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; a special thank you to Michael Macon for all his care.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Hobert McDavid.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Irene McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. — Irene McDavid, 78, of the Dan’l Boone community, went home to be with the Lord with her family by her side on Saturday ( July 4, 2009 ) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. She retired after 38 years of service from the City News Stand in Gate City . Irene attended Homeland Baptist Church in Kingsport, while her health permitted her to do so.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. R.D. (Reece) David McDavid and Cora Morrison McDavid; a special brother-in-law, Rev. Harold L. Free; a brother, Grady E. McDavid; her great niece, Vanessa K. Free; a grandson-in-law, Donnie L. Cox, Jr.; her additional brothers, Clarence, Cecil, Carl, Clyde, and Harry McDavid.

Irene McDavid is survived by her sister, Mrs. Virginia Free; a niece and nephews that she thought of as her own, Lesa Free Ryan, Lesley (Les) Free (both of Gate City, Va.), Michael Free (Baltimore, Md.) and Philip Free and his wife, Shelia (Duffield, Va.); her great nieces, Heather Free Cox and Aftyn Cox; great nephews, Jason K. Ryan, Gregory L. Cox (Gate City, Va.), Michael Reece Free (Baltimore, Md.); a sister-in-law, Lucille Patrick McDavid (Weber City, Va.); along with several additional nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Eddie Swayze, Bob Givens, Don Gillenwater, Jim Smith, Ronald Burke and Michael Reece Free serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Allan McDavid, Fred Head, Fred McDavid, Jimmy Bowen and Van Fair. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Baptist Church Building Fund, 2504 Hawaii Street , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the McDavid family.

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Isaac Charles "Tommy" McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. — Isaac C Tommy" McDavid, 78, went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning (July 19, 2006) while at the Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Abraham and Callie Kern McDavid. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict and was a retired mill wright.

He was a member of the Gate City United Pentecostal Church for many years and was a long time minister having preached in many churches around Scott County, Va. Included were Jen nings Mission Church of which he pastored, and the First Pente costal Church of Rye Cove of which he was assistant pastor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Ann Boggs Mc David; his brothers, Willie Robert, June and Clyde McDavid and one sister, Myrtle Bishop.

Survivors include his sons, Charles and Gloria McDavid of Church Hill, Randy and Tammy Mc-David of Gate City, Va.; grandsons,

Eric Shane McDavid and Nicholas Aaron McDavid; sisters, Joann Stapleton and husband Roy of Nickelsville, Va., Olene Blair and husband Junior of Kingsport; brother, Kenny Mc-David of Gate City, Va.; special friend, Daisy Hill McDavid of Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Gate City United Pentecostal Church, (State Route 71, Gate City, Va.) with the funeral to follow at 7 p.m. Brother Danny Grizzle and Brother Jimmy Hammonds will officiate.

Music will be provided by the church family.

Burial will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for the graveside services.

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

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Iva Marie (Jenkins) McDavid

WEBER CITY, Va. - Iva Marie McDavid, 89, Jennings Street, departed this life early Saturday morning (Jan. 6, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. McDavid had been a resident of Wexford House for the last three years. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lubert Ingle McDavid in 1976; a son, Jerry Lynn McDavid; two sisters; two brothers; parents, Charles Jenkins and Workie Gilliam Jenkins.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Paul (Lois) Prater, Johnson City and Mrs. Eddie (Peggy) Richmond, Gate City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Troy L. and Pauline McDavid, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Jack and Dawn McDavid, Gray; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Francis) McClellan, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Geneva Hammonds, Knoxville.

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

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

Music will be provided by Carolyn McPherson.

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

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Center, P.O. Box 3301, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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James Nathan "Jim" McDavid

CLINCHPORT, Va. - James Nathan (Jim) McDavid, 74, of the Rye Cove Community, died Thursday morning at his residence following a long illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County and a member of the Durham Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Suzie M. McDavid; foster son,

Delmer McDavid of Clinchport, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Quillen of Gate City; two brothers, Henry McDavid of Gate City and Roy McDavid of Clinchport; two foster grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News / Friday, Feb. 21, 1975)

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Joe Mitchell McDavid

DUFFIELD, Va. — Joe Mitchell McDavid, 57, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died unexpectedly on Wednesday (March 11, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born April 29, 1951, in Kingsport and was the son of the late Roy Mitchell and Lettie Carolyn "Grizzle" McDavid. He had worked for Westmoreland Coal Company "Bullitt Mine" for 18 years and was a member of the UMWA local #1607. He was a Sunday school superintendent and a deacon at the First Pentecostal Church of Rye Cove, Va., and was of the Apostolic faith. He was an avid Bible reader who loved the Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillie Mae Baxter and Hazel Hensley; three brothers, Paul, Ernest and Crawford McDavid.

Surviving are his wife, Monnie Lou McDavid, Duffield, Va.; three daughters, Audra Hartsock and husband, Richard, Gate City, Va., Shelby Rhoton and husband, Rex, Duffield, Va., and Jody Jones, Hiltons, Va.; four wonderful grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Dakota Hartsock and Montana Hartsock, both of Gate City, Va., Zachary Rhoton, Duffield, Va., and Haley Jones, Hiltons, Va.; four sisters, Jane Ramsey, Duffield, Va., Betty Minton and husband, Carl, Duffield, Va., Wanda Hammonds and husband, Jimmy, Duffield, Va., and Phyllis Hammonds and husband, Steve, Duffield, Va.; two special nephews, Lyn Hensley and Dwayne Hammonds; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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

Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. today with Elder Jimmy Hammonds and Elder Clinard Ratliff officiating.

Muisc will be provided by Ratliff Singers.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and family.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McDavid Cemetery in Rye Cove. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 113, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Joel Roberts McDavid

GATE CITY , Va. — Joel Roberts McDavid , 56, passed away suddenly at his home Dec. 8, 2009 .

He was born in Kingsport March 8, 1953 .

Survivors include one son, Will McDavid ; daughter, Noel McDavid ; one grandson, Cooper; parents, Edwin “Ted” and Velma McDavid , Gate City, Va.; brother, Reve and wife, Vanessa; one sister, Alethea Henderson and husband, Jim; two nieces, Laura McDavid and Lisa Mathes; one nephew, Jeff Henderson; four great nephews.

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Will Shewey and the Rev. Jeff Tallent officiating.

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 Eric Benton, Jake Jennings, Robert Clark, Robert Banks, Matt Price and Seth Frazier. Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Rogers, Petey Pendleton, Sam Bellamy, Barry Helms, Terry Frazier and Dwayne Foster.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the McDavid family.

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Johnnie R. McDavid Jr.

ROGERSVILLE - Johnnie McDavid, 59, of 789 Grassy Creek Road, passed away Monday (May 9, 2005) at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. McDavid was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and attended Grassy Creek Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Holliston Mills with 34 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny McDavid Sr.; one brother, Andy McDavid.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Ward McDavid, Rogersville; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Marie McDavid, Kingsport; one daughter, Ruth Ann Crawford, Rogersville; his mother, Ella Mae McDavid, Surgoinsville; two grandsons, Jack Dillon Dykes and Matthew Dillon Hicks; one brother, James McDavid, Surgoinsville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Dean Arnold, Church Hill, Mary Kate and Reno Drinnon, Rogersville; special brothers-in-law, Dean Arnold and Arliss Ward; 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 Thursday at 12 noon at Grassy Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Teddy Webb, the Rev. Dave Morelock and the Rev. Paul Bachman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Grassy Creek Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Dykes, Jerome Arnold, Teddy Morelock, Clarence Coffey, J.C. Ward and Joe McDavid.

Special honorary bearer will be Dom Damico.

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Kathleen Renae (Stapleton) McDavid

KINGSPORT - Kathleen Renae McDavid, 61, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (April 3, 2005) at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Kingsport, where she resided all her life, Mrs. McDavid was a member of Souls Harbor Church of God.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

Her parents, Coy and Lou Verna Stapleton; and one brother, D.S. Stapleton preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Wendell McDavid, Kingsport; one daughter, Tyra Wright and husband, Donnie, Gray; one son, Tim McDavid and wife, Dee Dee, Kingsport; six grandchildren, Shanda McDavid, Stephanie McDavid, Sierra McDavid, Faith McDavid, "Lil" Tim McDavid, and Savannah McDavid; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Brother Wayne Morelock officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Keith S. McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. - Keith McDavid, 81, of 202 Darter Street, died Wednesday afternoon (April 11, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Speers Ferry), he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. He was retired from Eastman after over 42 years of service.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; his parents, Ray McDavid and Nannie Templeton McDavid; one brother, Raymond McDavid.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Reed McDavid, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy McDavid Cole and husband, Ronald, Gate City, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick McDavid and wife, Pam, Gray; five grandchildren, Melissa Carico, Angela Quillen, Michele McDavid, Janee� McDavid and Ashley McDavid; three great-grandchildren; a foster son, Larry Reed, Knoxville; his foster parents, Uncle Hugh and Aunt Dale McDavid, Scott County, Va.

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. Craig Culbertson officiating.

Music will be provided by Betty and Jim Spears.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 in charge of graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Reed, Jimmy Reed, Carl Reed, Larry Reed, Jacob Reed and Gerald Culbertson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Spears, Ralph Reed, Billy Reed, Ed Jennings and Ron Cole.

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Mary Dell (Moody) McDavid

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Mary Dell Moody McDavid, 72, Route 1, Gate City died at Holston Valley Community Hospital early Sunday morning [2/21/1971] after a brief illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh Edward McDavid; six daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Maeleen) Reed, Mrs. Lester (Lucille) Williams, Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) Smith, Mrs. Jim (Jean) Smith, Mrs. Oscar (Betty) Peters Jr., all of Gate City, Mrs. Bill (Nell) Rice, Lynn Garden; one son, Allen McDavid, Gate City; two foster sons, Keith McDavid, Johnson City, Raymond McDavid, Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Frank Moody, Ashtabula, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mary Dell Moody McDavid will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Marble Point Church with Rev. Carl Jones and Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.  Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Clayton Lane, Jim Lane, Robert McDavid, Herman Pierson, J. W. Bowen, Wayne McConnell, and Ellis Stokes.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight, and will be taken to the church one hour before the service.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Monday, February 22, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Elizabeth (Jennings) McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. — Mary Elizabeth McDavid, 82, entered into rest Wednesday ( Sept. 19, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Clinchfield , Va. , on Jan. 23, 1925 to the late Midas Jennings and Ema Jennings Honeycutt.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jennifer Rose McDavid; two sisters, Juanita Conner and Margaret Kaylor.

Survivors include her husband of almost 61 years, Oakley McDavid; daughters and sons-in-law, Janis Reed, Falls Church, Va., Linda and Charles Hobbs, Kingsport, Patty and Jim Hale, Kingsport; two sons and daughter-in-law, George McDavid, Clinchport, Va., Jack and Stephanie McDavid, Philadelphia, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Charlene Jennings, Kingsport; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all those at the Brian Center (her home for over five years) and the staff at Wilcox Hall (third floor) who gave loving care to our loved one.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , 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 can be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136-1494 or to the National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, N.Y. 10163.

At the families request, please do not bring food to the home.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the McDavid family.

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Maude E. (Lane) McDavid

GATE CITY , Va. - Maude Lane McDavid, 86, Gate City, died Wednesday [ 2/5/1986 ] at Kingsort Hospital .

A lifelong resident of Scott County , she was a housewife and a member of Big Cut Church .

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Joan) Whited, Gate City , and Mrs. Floyd (Ursel) Co­pas, Kingsport ; a son, W.F. (Fred) McDavid, Kingsport ; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grand­children, two great-great-grand­children; a sister, Mrs. Dexter ( Alma ) Miller, Kingsport ; a broth­er, Roy Lane , Pennington Gap.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Harless officiating.

Burial will be in the Lane Cem­etery .

Kingsport Times-News ( Sat. Feb. 8, 1986 )
Submitted by Don Lane (from Lola Carter Hutchins’ Collection)

Nancy Jane "Janie" (Byrd) McDavid

NASHVILLE - Nancy Jane Byrd McDavid, 81, died Tuesday (Jan. 28, 1992) at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

A former resident of Scott County, she had made her home with her son in Nashville for two years.

She was a member of Big Cut Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde McDavid; her parents, Frank G. and Cora Pierson Byrd; and two brothers, Homer Byrd and Ked Byrd.

Surviving are two sons, Alfred McDavid, Nashville, and Clyde Edward McDavid, Kingsport; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Audley Byrd, Blountville; and three sisters, Mary Boy, Gate City, Dotsie Stokes and Lorraine Williams, both of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the home of Lorraine Williams in East Carter's Valley.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hugh L. Boy, Jr. officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Lane Cemetery at Daniel Boone.

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Ray Harold McDavid

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ray Harold McDavid, 56, Route 4, died Wednesday (Dec. 24, 1997) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., Mr. McDavid was employed by Natural Tunnell State Park in the maintenance department. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Howard and Annie Miller McDavid and two brothers, Robert E. and Roger Dale McDavid.

Surviving are his wife, Cathy Starnes McDavid ; three sisters, Wilma Graham and Helen Williams, both of Clinchport, Va., and Gay Snavley, Fort Blackmore, Va.; two brothers, Bill McDavid , Gate City, Va., and Velmer McDavid , Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Kern and the Rev. Jimmy Hammonds officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be in the Williams Family Cemetery, Rye Cove community. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert C. "Bob" McDavid

WEBER CITY, Va. - Robert C. (Bob) McDavid , 93, died peacefully at home Saturday (Oct. 30, 1999) after an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was retired from Craft's Transport Co., formerly of Weber City, Va., and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Eva McDavid ; one sister, Ethyl Jayne; and a stepdaughter, Carita Scott.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita McDavid ; one son, Robert (R.C.) McDavid II, Weber City, Va.; three stepdaughters, Ruby Cottrill, Charleston, W.Va., Jeraldine Taranto, Nashua, N.H., and Rosemary Hicks, Kingsport; three stepsons, Theodore Daryl Jones, Kingsport, Dennis Marty Jones and Benjamin H. Jones, both of Gate City, Va.; one sister, Myrtle Whited, Gate City, Va.; one niece, Jody Hamilton, Kingsport; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Preacher Nat Baker officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hicks, Randall Hicks, Andy Jones, Ryan Jones, Steven Hicks and Benjie Jones. Dollie Payne

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Shelby Jean (Wolfe) Rasnake McDavid

JONESBOROUGH — Shelby Jean McDavid of Jim Ford Road went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday afternoon (Jan. 8, 2007) after an illness while at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Shelby was a long-time employee of the former United Telephone Company where she was an operator. She was well loved by many and enjoyed gardening and playing with her dog, Buddy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kyle Edward Wolfe and Ora Wolfe Akers; and one brother, Ed Wolfe.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Mc-David, of the home; one son, Michael Rasnake of Cleveland, Va.; one stepson, Christopher McDavid and wife, Susan of Kingsport; granddaughter, Cadence Elaine McDavid; special friends, Nancy Simmers of Elizabethton, Rex and Judy Coughorn of Townsend, Tenn., Tony and Kay Tipton of Jonesborough; along with many other friends and loved ones.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other times at the family home in Jonesborough.

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

Music will be provided by the Durham’s Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will Friday at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Tennessee, PO Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Susan (Rhea) McDavid

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Susan Rhea McDavid, 52, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.

Born in Harlan, Ky., she had been a resident of Lee County, Va. most of her life. She was a homemaker and a bank teller.

Mrs. McDavid was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pennington Gap, Va.

She was preceded in death by her father, John L. Rhea.

Surviving are her husband, Don McDavid, of the home; her mother, Rebecca Rhea, Duffield, Va.; two sons, Shane McDavid, Frankfort, Ky., and Eric McDavid, Nickolusville, Ky.; one brother, John Rhea, Green Acres City, Ky.; one sister, Dottie Bowman, Pennington Gap, Va.; nephews, Austin and Wesley Bowman; and one niece, Rebecca Rhea.

Calling hours are after 5 p.m. Sunday at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Pennington Gap, Va. with the Rev. Ken Sprinkle officiating.

Susan will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Viola Belle (Trivett) McDavid

GATE CITY, Va. - Viola Belle Trivett McDavid, 94, Route 1, Gate City, Va., died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at her residence.

Born in Bristol, Va. on Feb. 10, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Martha Rutter Trivett. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. McDavid was a member of Manville Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Margaret Tipton and Dorothy Doran; two sons, Don McDavid and Raymond McDavid.

Surviving are her husband, Farley McDavid Sr., Gate City, Va.; daughters, Mabel Calhoun, Kingsport, Nina Bise, Church Hill, Elizabeth Peters and Glenna Blankenbecler, both of Gate City, Va.; sons, Farley McDavid Jr., Mt. Airy, Md., and Harold McDavid, Johnson City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Livingston, Bristol, Va.; brothers, Fred Trivett and Junior Trivett, both of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Buford Blankenbecler and the Rev. Kenneth Gillenwater officiating.

Music will be provided by Kim and Ronnie Absher.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Adams Cemetery (Copper Ridge).

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott County Lifesaving Crew or the Adams Cemetery Fund, c/o Dwayne Peters, Route 7, Box 6485, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Walter Ray McDavid Sr.

KINGSPORT — Walter Ray McDavid Sr., 83, passed away peacefully at Church Hill Health Care on Sunday (Nov. 29, 2009).

He attended Rye Cove High School and the University of Tennessee. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and retired from the Tennessee Eastman Division of Eastman Kodak Company in 1987.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clinton McDavid and Easter Carter McDavid ; a brother, Henry Clinton McDavid Jr.; three sisters, Mable McDavid Lane, Lovely McDavid Byrd and Nannie McDavid Bishop.

He is survived by two sons, Walter Ray McDavid Jr. of Mount Carmel and Brian Scott McDavid and wife, Ramona, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three daughters, Kimberly Sue Payne and Valeria Jane Calhoun, both of Kingsport, and Lori Ann McDavid of Knoxville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Sarah Calhoun of Kingsport and Jennifer McDavid of Knoxville, Tenn.; one grandson, Adam McDavid of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters, Edith McDavid Fink of Gate City, Va., and Helen McDavid Gillenwater of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; one brother, Hobart McDavid and wife, Loraine, of Gate City, Va.

At his request, Mr. McDavid was interred with a private family ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Wendell Winston McDavid

KINGSPORT — Wendell Winston McDavid , 66, 418 Ferncliff, Kingsport, went to be with his heavenly father Monday, (Oct. 8, 2007), at Indian Path Medical Center.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961 and worked at Eastman Chemical Company from 1962 until retiring in 1995. Wendell was a loving family man and very active in Charity Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Henry McDavid ; his mother, Edna Collins McDavid ; his wife, Kathleen Renae McDavid ; brothers, Donald, Lloyd and Earl; and sisters, Kathleen Bernard and Irene Fritz.

Surviving are his wife, Zeable McDavid , Kingsport; his daughter, Tyra Wright, Johnson City; his son, Timothy McDavid , Kingsport; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Jeanette Ormond, Evelyn Williams, Peggy Ham, Brenda Stevens, Sandra Rogers, all of Kingsport, and Hazel Oswell, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Charity Chapel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Charity Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Melissa Simpson, 217 Stage Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Wendell McDavid .

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Albert Nicholas "Nick" McElroy

WEBER CITY, Va. - Albert Nicholas McElroy, 67, of Weber City, Va., passed away on Saturday (Nov. 15, 2008) at his residence.
Born in Norton, Va., he played for Gate City High School and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was retired from Eastman following 25 years of service and a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City. He was a loving husband, father, brother and granddad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Paralee Hill McElroy; son, Corey McElroy.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bellamy McElroy; daughter, Christy McElroy Bradshaw and husband, Taylor; grandsons, Nicholas Bradshaw, (twins) Peyton Bradshaw and Hunter Bradshaw, Devan McElroy and Blake McElroy; sister, Patsy McElroy Durham and husband, Roy; brother, Jim McElroy; special 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. Friends may also call anytime at the home.
A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dean Smith and Rev. Larry Snapp officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Dane McClellan, Brent Montgomery, Gerald Compton, Tommy Kerns, Sammy Bellamy, Joey Kerns, Randy Compton, Jeff Jennings and Carter McElroy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Peters, George Maddux, Ron Bellamy, Johnny Snodgrass and Danny Lane.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is serving the McElroy family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Corey Howard McElroy

GATE CITY, Va. - Corey Howard McElroy, 29, of Walnut Street, went to be with the Lord early Monday morning at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was a 1995 graduate of Gate City High School where he proudly wore #70 for the Blue Devil football team. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Virginia at Wise for two years, where he lettered in football during his time there.

He was employed by Fluor-Daniel (Eastman) as a welder/pipefitter and was of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted father to his two sons.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Para Lee McElroy and Ray and Bessie Bellamy.

He is survived by his sons, Devan Wayne McElroy and Blake Howard McElroy; parents, Albert Nicholas and Nancy Bellamy McElroy of Weber City, Va.; special sister and brother-in-law, Christy (McElroy) and husband Taylor Bradshaw of Gate City, Va.; three nephews, Nicholas, Hunter and Peyton; many special aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends at the home of his parents, 402 Holston Terrace, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Shepherd and Pastor Johnny Kendrick officiating.

Graveside committal services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery.

It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.

Honorary pallbearers will be his co-workers at Fluor-Daniel, Terrell Reed and cousins.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James H. "Jim" McElroy

James (Jim) McElroy, 72, Gate City, VA passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

He was born in Norton, VA on February 25, 1939, the son of the late Lester and Paralee Hill McElroy.

Jim moved to Gate City in 1950. He was a Shoemaker High School graduate and attended Fork Union Military Academy on a football scholarship playing for two years and becoming captain in his final year. Upon graduating from Fork Union Military Academy in 1958, he attended the University of Mississippi, also on a football scholarship, before entering the United State Army during the Vietnam War. He became a paratrooper, a Ranger, and a Green Beret having served with distinction.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Nicholas (Nick) McElroy and nephew, Corey McElroy.

He is survived by his sons, Cortney (Cort) McElroy, Phoenix, AZ and Carter McElroy and wife, Pam, San Diego, CA; sister, Patsy Durham and husband, Roy, Gate City, VA; sister-in-law, Nancy B. McElroy, Weber City, VA; fiancée, Katherine Tignor, Gate City, VA; niece, Christy McElroy Bradshaw and husband, Taylor, Gate City, VA; nephew, Brent Montgomery and wife, Kristen; one great niece; 6 great nephews; a step niece and step nephew.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his sister, Patsy Durham. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. A eulogy will be given by his son Carter. Jiggs and Flo Willis will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Lane Cemetery, Rye Cove, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Ford Quillen, George Maddux, Jim Ray Fugate, Ron Bellamy, Gary Stacy and fellow workers at SCPSA will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to a church or charity of one's choice.

An online guest registry is available for the McElroy family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James (Jim) McElroy.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Brandon Scott McGaha

MIDWAY — Brandon Scott McGaha, 20, of Midway, died unexpectedly, at 12:54 a.m. Thursday ( July 09, 2009 ) at Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Greeneville.

He lived most of his life in Kingsport and was a graduate of Volunteer High School .

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Reda McGaha; uncle, Alan McGaha; and his step-grandparents, Robert and Eula Patrick.

Brandon is survived by his parents, Sharron and David Patrick of Midway; maternal grandfather, Steve “Jack” McGaha of Kingsport; two aunts, Wanda McGaha of Church Hill and Tina Christian and husband, Rick Ledington of Kingsport; two uncles, Randy McGaha of Kingsport and Ronnie McGaha and wife, Sarah of Mt. Carmel; a special cousin, Christina Christian of Kingsport; and two step-uncles, Billy Patrick and Rickie Patrick, both of Church Hill.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport , and anytime at the grandfather’s home.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Robert Cole officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery .

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Please visit hamlettdobson.com for online condolences.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Brandon McGaha.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Reda Jo (Lambert) McGaha

KINGSPORT - Reda Jo Lambert McGaha, 68, Kingsport, was called home at 10:17 a.m. Thursday ( May 25, 2006 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Reda Jo was born in Scott County, Va., and resided in Kingsport for most of her life. She was an employee of Indian Path Medical Center , retiring in 1993.

Reda Jo was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by one son, Alan McGaha; her parents, Hugh J. and Florence Otella (Cox) Lambert; and two sisters, June Maine and Ruth Wilder.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Steve "Jack" McGaha of the home; three daughters, Wanda McGaha, Church Hill, Tina Christian and Rick Ledington, Kingsport, Sharron and David Patrick, Church Hill; two sons, Randy McGaha, Kingsport and Ronnie McGaha and wife, Sarah, Mount Carmel; two grandchildren, Christina Christian and Brandon McGaha; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Robert Cole officiating.

Burial will follow at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery .

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jonathan Draper McGahey

Jonathan Draper McGahey was born Dec. 18, 1878, and died Dec. 14, 1922, at the ago of 43 years, 11 months, 2G days. On June 5, 1898, he was married to Miss Lula V. Myers, and to this union two children were born—Mrs. J. M. Hart of Detroit, Mich., and L. Smith McGahey of Kingsport, Trim. Bro. McGahey was a member of our church at Webber's Chapel, on the Gate City circuit but for the last few years he was a regular attendant at our Broad Street church in Kingsport. He was a good man, whom the community honored for his sterling qualities of manhood. He was a faithful husband and father", a lover of his home. He loved the church, and regarded the vows and relations of church membership as very sacred.

While discharging the duties of his position, he fell through an open elevator shaft and died almost instantly from the injuries sustained. He had no time for death-bed repentance, nor did he need it, for his preparation was made in his daily life. His funeral was conducted by the writer at Morrison's Chapel on Dec. 17, and he was laid to rest by brother Odd Follows. For this good man, death had no sting, the grave no victory.

M. A. Stevenson

Kingsport Times; 9 Jan. 1928

Leonard C. McGahey

Leonard C. McGahey, age 84, of Kingsport, has gone home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Leonard was born on January 5, 1925. He worked for the Chrysler Corporation in Dayton, OH before he moved to Kingsport. He was a member of the Christian Life Center and a very devoted Christian.

Mr. McGahey is preceded in death by both parents.

He is survived by his church family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Jayme Tharp of New Life of Knoxville, TN and Pastor Keith Barker and Christian Life Center family officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Boggs, Murrell Goad, John Perry, Lincoln Chaffin, Paul Amos and Rick Cormier.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Life Center, 2401 N. John B. Dennis Highway, Kingsport, TN 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Leonard C. McGahey.

(Son of L. Smith McGahey and Callie M. Mann. Callie was b. in Scott Co, a dau of Jerry Walker Mann and Cora A. Lane)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Stella Evelyn (Wallace) McGahey

GATE CITY, Va., June 19 - Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Wallace McGahey will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from Gate City M. E. church with Rev. W. V. Pierce officiating and Rev. J. B. Craft and Rev. Buhrman assisting.

Mrs. McGahey died yesterday [6/18/1936] in Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, following an illness of three weeks. She is the wife of J. A. McGahey and a well known citizen of Gate City and Scott county. She had been a prominent church worker during her entire lifetime

Besides her husband, Mrs. McGahey is survived by one son, Emmert McGahey of Buena Vista, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Jayne of Johnson City, Mrs. Nancy Warren of Gate City, and Miss Amale McGahey, also of Gate City; one sister, Mrs. O. M. Smith of Carter's Valley; and one brother, Dr. A. McG. Wallace of Gate City.

Interment will be in Holston View cemetery.

KINGSPORT TIMES, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1936

Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby Lynn McGathey

KINGSPORT — Bobby Lynn McGathey, 54, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly Monday (Oct. 13, 2008) at his residence.

Born in Sullivan County on June 21, 1954, he was the son of the late Emmett McGathey and Hattie Lois Moore. He had resided in this area most life. He was a retired business owner operator.

Bob will be remembered as a loving husband, daddy, papaw, brother and friend. He loved his family, always providing for their needs before his own. Bob found joy in the accomplishments of his children especially his son, Carl’s football career.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Anthony Keith Shaffer in 2005; and a special uncle, Kenneth Stapleton.

Survivors include his wife, Neashao Shaffer McGathey of the home; one daughter, Rebecca Lawson and husband, Justin of Rogersville; one son, Carl Edward McGathey of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Joey, Chris, Makennah and Alix; two brothers, Steve McGathey and wife, Brenda of Kingsport and Roger McGathey of Maine; four sisters, Ada Stapleton, Cathy DeVault, Betty Henry and Patsy Bracken, all of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews; and uncle, Jack McGaha.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel with the Rev. Robert Cole officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday in East Lawn Memorial Park’s Christus Garden.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Those attending the committal services are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. Friday and then proceed to the cemetery.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the family.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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