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Barbara June (Sumner) McGhee

KINGSPORT - Barbara June Sumner McGhee , 63, of 1048 Walnut Ave., went to be with the Lord on Sunday evening (Dec. 17, 2000).

Born in Middlesboro, Ky., she had lived in Kingsport since 1941. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter that will be very much missed by her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Will Arch Sumner. Mrs. McGhee was a member of West View Church of Jesus Christ and attended First Apostolic Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Otis C. McGhee , of the home; mother, Mossie Sumner, Kingsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Larry Clark, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles "Ray" and Sheila Edwards, Kingsport; three granddaughters, April D. Edwards, Amanda F. Edwards, and Rebekah H. Edwards; two special aunts, Laura Stacks, Rossville, Ga., and Jewel Mobley, Dundee, Mi.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home , downtown. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at West View Church of Jesus Christ with Ellis Crawford, Bishop Hagan Webb, and the Rev. Tommy Benton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gene Webb, Clarence Webb, Joel Waldron, R.C. Simpson, Larry Rogers, Freddie Redman, Gillis LaBlonc.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles K. McGhee

KINGSPORT — Charles K. McGhee, 84, of Kingsport passed from this life into Eternity on Friday (June 19, 2009) at Wellmont – Holston Valley Medical Center after a short period of declining health.

Charles was born in Sullivan County and made his home in the West View community (McGhee Street) his entire 84 years of life.

He was a former employee of AFG Glass Company until the strike of 1956. After the strike, he worked as a painter and retired from that position.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents William Bill and Nancy Arnold Mcghee; sisters Lucille McGhee, Hazel Nelms, and Marie Williams; brother William McGhee Jr.; and nephews Danny Joe and Phillip R. Williams.

Surviving Charles are sister, Jean Robinette; brother, Otis McGhee; special niece, Peggy Williams; special nephew, Bobby Williams; special great-great- great nephew, Landon Dingus; also several other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and his special friend – his dog Macy.

The body will be brought to the residence on Saturday afternoon and remain there until the time of the funeral on Monday. There will a short prayer at the residence by Rev. Tommy Benton.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Elijah Woods officiating. The family requests that those attending the graveside service meet at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Pallbearers will be Ronald McGhee, Sammy Williams, Terry Williams, Steve Nelms, Clarence Nelms, and Larry Dishner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Nelms, Chuck Nelms, and Rodney McGhee.

A special thank you to all of the staff at Holston Valley Medical Center.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eugene F. "Gene" McGhee

KINGSPORT - Eugene "Gene" McGhee, 90, of Kingsport, passed away at SunBridge Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, (April 11, 2007). He was born in Gate City, Va. on October 14, 1916, son of the late Wesley and Nannie McGhee.

He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and was President of Dobyns Men's Bible Class for some 30 years or so. He worked at Tennessee Eastman for 44 years where he was a supervisor in the Organic Chemicals Division. In his retirement, he was actively involved with Meals on Wheels and many other service callings.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 61 years, Katherine, and their five children, daughter Cheryl (Sherry) Tolliver, husband Larry; and grandson Britton; son Gary, wife Susan; and grandsons Gary Jr., Tom and Brian; daughter Annette Carico; grandson Brandon; and granddaughter Mackenzie; daughter Patricia (Patty) Johnson, husband Greg; and grandsons, Nathan and Kyle; daughter Jill Moody, husband David; and granddaughters, Katie and Rebecca; also, four great-grandchildren; his sister Eloise Stallard, and her husband R.D.; and niece Belinda Range.

Services will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Reverends Jack Weikel, Gary McGhee, Jr. and John Mullen officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately afterward and entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, Tenn. 37744 or the Alzeheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Eugene "Gene" McGhee.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances (Baldwin) McGhee

KINGSPORT - Frances B. McGhee, 67, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday (Nov. 13, 2003) at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Midfield Freewill Baptist Church.

Mrs. McGhee was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and a friend to all who knew her.

Her husband of 50 years, William McGhee, Jr.; and father, Carl Baldwin preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Forbis and husband, Dennis, Church Hill and Donna Robinson, of the home; two sons, Ron McGhee and wife, Anita, Gate City, Va., and Rodney McGhee, Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her mother, Inez Price, Kingsport; two sisters, Mildred Quesenberry, Bluff City and Nancy Perry, Kingsport; two brothers, Johnny Baldwin and James Baldwin, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Midfield Freewill Baptist Church or anytime at 1749½ McGee St. and 1748 McGee St.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Danny Sykes and Rev. Billy Gragg officiating.

Music will be provided by the Phillips Family Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Sammy Williams, Bill Robinson, Terry Williams, Josh McGhee, Matthew Forbis and Larry Dishner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Nelms, Otis McGhee, Clarence Nelms and Chuck Nelms.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport is serving the Frances McGhee family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Neawanna (Tate) McGee

October 9, 1932 - August 20, 2014

Georgia Neawanna McGee, 81, of the Yuma community, passed away Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at Wexford House.

A graduate of Cleveland High School, she was proud of the fact that she played basketball during that era. Georgia was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, who also was very creative with crafts and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cecil McGee; daughter, Neawanna Rogers and her parents, Auburn Jasper Tate and Mary Orpha Grimm Tate

She is survived by her son in law, Ralph Rogers, of Yuma and granddaughter, Melissa Birdwell and husband Craig, of Gray and great grandsons, Braeden and Ryan Birdwell along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Friday (August 22, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home or anytime at the home of her son in law, Ralph Rogers. A service will follow at 7pm with Pastor Brad Stapleton officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir and the Tate family.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of the church. Those who plan to attend the graveside are asked to join the family in procession by meeting at the funeral home at 10:15.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Prospect United Methodist Church 161 Prospect Church Road Gate City, VA 24251

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

James T. McGee

GATE CITY, Va. - James T. McGee, 76, of Margie Street, departed this life on Sunday morning (Nov. 11, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He retired from the Kingsport Foundry and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. He was a devoted church member and was loved by everyone who knew him.

James was a loving father, stepfather, grandfather and uncle. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Myrtle McGee (mother of his children); granddaughter, Melissa McGee; parents, (Bob) McGee and Linnie Bell Harkleroad McGee; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Ella Mae McGee, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert D. and Judy McGee, Gate City, Va., Kenneth and Mary McGee, Kingsport, and Ernest and Gloria McGee, Lewisburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Misty McGee, Mark McGee, Kristi Smith and Jermey McGee; stepdaughters, Betty Kerney, Gate City, Va., and Phyllis Quillen, Church Hill; stepson, John Taylor, Kingsport; six stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence and also at the residence of Robert and Judy McGee.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Willis and the Rev. Coy Butler officiating.

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of Midway Baptist Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille McGhee

KINGSPORT - Lucille McGhee, 83, 1753 McGhee St., went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 27, 2002).

Lucille was born on March 24, 1919 to the late William McGhee Sr. and Nancy Arnold McGhee.

She was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Co. for 38 years before her retirement in 1976 due to poor health.

She was loved and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two nephews, Phillip Randolph Williams and Danny Joe Williams.

Lucille is survived by three sisters, Marie Williams, Hazel Nelms and Jean Robinette; three brothers, William McGhee Jr. and wife, Frances, Otis McGhee and Charles McGhee. She is also survived by a special niece Peggy Williams and a special nephew, Bobby Williams, both of the home and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Friends may call anytime today at the home, 1753 McGhee St.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Samuel Surgener officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the McGhee family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maggie Cathern (Hartgrove) McGee

Maggie Cathern Hartgrove McGee, 84, of Yuma, passed away July 28, 2011 at her home. Daughter of the late Alfred and Ida Blessing Hartgrove, she was born in Scott County, VA on August 23, 1926.

Mrs. McGee retired from Indian Path Hospital and was a member of the Rebekahs and Prospect United Methodist Church for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband, James C. McGee in 2008. She and her husband owned and operated McGee Grocery.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son Wendell Joe McGee in 2002, and a grandson, Joel Scott Alley in 2000; two sisters, Ruth Hensley and Hester Wininger, and three brothers, Lora, Glen and Vernon Hartgrove.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy and Doyle Alley of Yuma, VA, Linda McGee and Kenneth Bowling of Dublin, VA, Jama and Bill Mason of Radford, VA, and Joy Chapman of Yuma, VA; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Malina McGee of Yuma, VA; two brothers, Ray and Hagan Hartgrove of Yuma, VA; grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law: Andy and Jenny Stewart Glenn, Angie Alley, Brad and Angelia Alley, Clint and Kim McGee, Fred Mason, Katie Mason, Emily White, Chris and Emily Bowling, Kelly and Brian Tawney; great-grandchildren: Nate and Gabe Glenn, Ryne Alley, Clara and Audrey McGee, and Aden White.

Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home or anytime at the home. The service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Allenn Karnes officiating. Clint and Kim McGee will provide music.

Interment will be immediately after the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

Pallbearers will be David Hartgrove, Billy McGee, Barry Glenn, Andy Glenn, Brad Alley, Clint McGee, Fred Mason, and Chris Bowling.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of one's choice.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Wanda Hackney, Connie Lawson, and most especially to Brenda Jones who cared for Mother for over three years.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Maggie McGee.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lee McGee

Robert McGee Is Victim Of Car Accident

Gate City, Va. -- (Spl) -- Robert (Bob) McGee, age 67, died in the Holston Valley Community Hospital, in Kingsport, about 5:15 p.m. Thursday [9/1/1949], after being struck by an automobile on a county road near Gate City.

According to State Trooper Cunningham, McGee was walking on the wrong side of the road carrying a bag of feed on his shoulder.

Delmer Lane, driver of the car, and who Cunningham said was intoxicated, is being held in the Scott County Jail.  The only charge against him so far is the drunkness charge.

Witnesses said that after the man was hit, he got up and walked up the road a short distance and then had to be carried to the hospital.  He arrived in the emergency room at 5:10 and 5:15 he was dead.  Authorities at the hospital said that the left side of his chest was crushed.

Mr. McGee was a farmer and was employed by the Southern Railroad in his early life.

He was a son of the late Peter and Julia Martin McGee, both former residents of Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Survivors

Surviving is his wife, Linnie Hartleroad McGee; three sons, Sam, Ray, and James McGee, all of Gate City; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Johnson, of Exeter, Va.; Mrs. Bascom Lane, and Mrs. M. T. Tipton; two brothers, L. A. McGee of Yuma, Va.; and W. F. McGee of Gate City; two sisters, Mrs. M. A Vaughan, and Miss Mary McGee.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the McConnell Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Friday, September 2, 1949

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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Gate City, Va. -- (Spl.) -- The driver of the death vehicle which struck Robert McGee here last Sept. 1 [9/1/1949], is free on bond Friday, after a motion for a new trial was entered Thursday by his attorney.

Delmar Lane, former Manville resident, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Thursday in Scott County Circuit Court, and a sentence of four years in the state penitentiary was recommended by a jury which visited the scene of the accident before returning a verdict.

Commonwealth's Attorney E. Hagan Richmond, in his summary address offered two statements for the conviction of Lane in connection with the Manville Road accident in which McGee, a pedestrian, was struck down and died soon afterwards from his injuries.

Lane's case was given to the jury after 2 p.m., and the 12 men deliberated 30 minutes before returning a verdict.

McGee, a 70-year-old farmer, was walking along the road carrying a sack of feed when the car hit him.  He died in Holston Valley Community Hospital shortly after admittance.

Kingsport News, Saturday, January 21, 1950

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Roy Cecil McGee

Feb 17, 1918 – Nov 26, 2007

GATE CITY, Va. — Roy Cecil McGee, 89, of the Yuma community, passed away Monday (Nov. 26, 2007) while at the James H. Quillen VAMC, Mt. Home, Tenn. after a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 17, 1918, a son of the late Lee and Maggie Winegar McGee of Scott County, Va. He was retired from Holliston Mills after many years of service. He attended Prospect United Methodist Church for several years and was a Veteran of the US Army during World War II.

He is preceded in death by one brother, Clarence McGee and two sisters, Lucille Winegar and Clara McGee.

Survivors include, wife of 55 years, Georgia McGee of the home; one daughter, Neawanna Rogers and husband, Ralph of the Yuma community; one granddaughter, Melissa Birdwell and husband, Craig of Gray, Tenn.; one sister, Ruby Taylor of Brea, Calif.; one brother, James McGee and wife, Maggie of the Yuma community; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Allen Kerns and Rev. Don Large officiating.

Music will be provided by Mrs. Kathryn Haynes.

The burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post #3/265 Gate City, Va. and the Virginia Army National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Wayne McGee, Billy McGee, Phil McGee, Jimmy McGee, Billy Grizzell, Ben Tittsworth, Doyle Alley, Bill Haynes and Jack Sanders.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the James H. Quillen VAMC and nursing home facilities for the care shown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Prospect United Methodist Church, c/o Doyle Alley, Rt. 3, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Wendell Joe McGee

GATE CITY, Va. - Wendell Joe McGee, 39, Route 7, entered into rest Friday (July 26, 2002) at the Bristol Regional Hospice House.

Born on January 27, 1963 in Sullivan County to James Clinton and Maggie Hartgrove McGee, he was a clerk at McGee's Grocery in Yuma, Va.

Surviving are his mother and father, Maggie and James McGee, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Doyle Alley, Gate City, Va., Linda McGee and Kenneth Bowling, Dublin, Va., Jama and Bill Mason, Radford, Va., and Joy Glenn, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, James C. II and Malina McGee, Gate City, Va.; nieces, Angie Alley, Katie Mason, Emily Glenn and Kelly Bowling; nephews and niece-in-law, Andy and Jennifer Glenn, Brad Alley, Clint McGee, Fred Mason and Chris Bowling.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the service.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William McGhee, Jr.

KINGSPORT - William McGhee, Jr., 73, of 1749 McGhee St., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002).

Mr. McGhee was retired from AFG, Greenland, and was a member of Midfield Freewill Baptist Church. He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather.

His parents, Bill and Nancy McGhee; and a sister, Lucille McGhee, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Frances Baldwin McGhee; two daughters, Joyce Forbis and husband, Dennis, Church Hill, and Donna Robinson, of the home; two sons, Ronald McGhee and wife, Anita, Gate City, Va., Rodney McGhee and wife, Evelyn, Church Hill; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Robinette, Marie Williams, and Hazel Nelms, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Otis McGhee and Charles McGhee, both of Kingsport; mother-in-law, Inez Baldwin Price, Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Midfield Freewill Baptist Church on Granby Road, Kingsport and friends may call any time at the residence at 1749 McGhee St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Midfield Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Gragg and Pastor Danny Sykes officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Nelms, Clarence Nelms, Jim Davis, and Larry Dishner.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the McGhee family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Benny Lee McGlothlin

HILTONS, Va. — Benny Lee McGlothlin, 49, entered into rest Tuesday (April 14, 2009) at his residence.

He was born Aug. 6, 1959, in Richlands, Va. He was a loving father, grandfather and loved serving the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Ralph McGlothlin.

Survivors include his two daughters, Shauna Condry and husband, Robert, Kingsport and Miranda Hamm, Marion, Va.; four sons, Jon McGlothlin and fiancée, Heather Elliott, Kingsport, Logan McGlothlin, Weber City, Va., Brandon Spitzer, Kingsport and Brandon Hamm, Marion, Va.; three grandchildren, Taylor Condry, Kelsea Condry and Noah Spitzer; nieces, Leigh McGlothlin, Elyssia Reedy and Lauren Rose McGlothlin; mother, Phyllis McGlothlin, Hiltons, Va.; sister, Bonnie McGlothlin, Hiltons, Va.; brother, Buddy McGlothlin and wife, Veronica, Cedar Bluff, Va.; very special friend, Harry Vicars, Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Sheryl Merritt, the Rev. Buddy and the Rev. Veronica McGlothlin officiating.

Music will be provided by Veronica McGlothlin.

Eulogy will be given by Harry Vicars.

Graveside services will be conducted at 5 p.m. The family will be meeting at 4:45 p.m. at Hankins Cemetery, Richlands, Va.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Pendleton, Darrell James, Robert Condry, David Willis, Justin Williams, Billy Osborne, Brandon Hamm and Harry Vicars.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Geraldine (Knowles) Jones McGlothlin

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dorothy Geraldine Knowles McGlothlin, 56, died Saturday (Aug. 27, 2005).

Geraldine was born to Jerry T. Knowles and Dorothy E. Christian, Nov. 21, 1948, in Kingsport.

She was a member of Charity Tabernacle.

In loving memory, Geraldine is cherished by her husband of 28 years, Robert DeWayne "Bobby" McGlothlin; sons, Carl Edward "Eddie" Jones Jr., and Jeremy DeWayne McGlothlin; daughters, Lisa Street, Krystal McCrary, and Ashley Irene McGlothlin; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Dorothy E. (Roy) Barnett; brother, Jerry Richard Knowles; sisters, Pat Woods, Barbara J. Miller, Donna E. Parker, and Jennifer L. Ferguson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Irene Steeb; sister-in-law, Pat (Rick) McCullough; special friend, Linda Asher; and several nephews, nieces, and friends.

A funeral ceremony to celebrate Geraldine's life will be held at 3 p.m. today at Family Funeral Care in Indianapolis, Ind., with calling there from 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family fund.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Phyllis Annalee (Bradley) McGlothlin

Hiltons, VA - Mrs. Phyllis Annalee McGlothlin, 81, Hiltons, VA passed away, Friday, April 6, 2012 at her residence.

Mrs. McGlothlin was born in West Virginia on September 6, 1930, the daughter of the late Samuel Bradley Belcher and Lakey Moody Belcher.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Benjamin McGlothlin; son, Benny McGlothlin; sisters, Helen Tipton and Irene Clark; and brother, Bill Jack Belcher preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie McGlothlin, Hiltons, VA; son, Buddy McGlothlin and wife, Veronica, Cedar Bluff, VA; grandchildren, Shauna Condry, Brandon Spitzer, Jon McGlothlin, Logan McGlothlin, Leigh McGlothlin, Lauren Rose McGlothlin, Elyssia Reedy; great grandchildren, Taylor and Kelsea Condry, and Noah Spitzer; two half sisters; three half brothers; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Belcher and the Rev. Mickey Hale officiating. An eulogy will be given by Buddy McGlothlin, Tammy Hale and Veronica McGlothlin will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Hankins Cemetery, Richlands, VA with Rev. Mickey Hale officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Phyllis McGlothlin.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Moody (Moudy), Templeton, Lane, Wolfe)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Helen (McConnell) Copenhaver McKee

KINGSPORT — Mary Helen McConnell Copenhaver McKee, 94, Kingsport, died Saturday (Aug. 18, 2007) at Asbury-Steadman Hill Assisted Living Campus.

Helen was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Scott County, Va. to Dr. Hiram K. McConnell and Mary L. Gray McConnell. She spent her childhood in Scott County, graduating from Shoemaker High School in 1931. Helen graduated from Virginia Intermont College in 1933 and attended Radford College and the University of Alabama. She graduated from Emory & Henry College, Emory, Va., in 1935. Mrs. McKee was a teacher in the Scott County school system from 1936-1941. She taught in Smyth County Va. schools for 33 years; retiring in 1977.

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

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Julian V. Copenhaver, Sr. and Roy McKee; grandson, James Vawter Buis; and brother, Dr. Fred McConnell.

Surviving are her son, Julian V. Copenhaver, Jr. and wife, Barbara, Hendersonville, N.C.; her daughter, Mary Matilda Copenhaver Buis, Richmond, Va.; granddaughter, Kelly Anne Copenhaver, Bowling Green, Ky.; grandson, Captain John Errett Buis, USMC, and wife, Megan Stidham Buis, Camp LeJeune, N.C.; sister-in-law, Anabel McConnell, Kingsport; and numerous nieces and nephews.

It was Helen’s wishes to be cremated.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Altar Guild of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie Maxine (Ison) McKeel

Mrs. Nannie Maxine McKeel, 69, of Hill Hoad, Knoxville Route 11, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday [12/31/1971] at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Knoxville after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived most of her life in Kingsport, where she operated the former Home Dining Room at Five Points. She was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. A. H. (Jessie) Babb of Knoxville; sisters, Mrs. Miner (Ethel) Michael, Kingsport; Miss Viola Ison, Kingsport; Mrs. Norman (Juanita) Bell, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Miss Elsie Ison, Kingsport; brothers, Charles L., Dewey and Conn L. Ison, all of Gate City; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

(Burial in Ho1stonView Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, Jan. 2, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Lee (Haynes) McKenzie

WEBER CITY, Va. - Dorothy Lee Haynes McKenzie, 83, passed away Monday (Sept. 6, 2004).

She was born Jan. 26, 1921 in Gate City, Va., to Dephia and James K. Haynes.

Dorothy met and married Ray Gibson McKenzie in 1940. They had three children and lived in several states during their 58 years together including Georgia, Ohio and New York. They had a long and loving marriage until Ray passed away in 1999.

Dorothy spent many hours volunteering in her children's schools, working in the PTA and Girl Scouts. In New York, Dorothy worked in a retail store for 16 years. She and Ray retired to Weber City in 1986 and enjoyed living near family again.

She was a longtime member of the Gate City Rebekah Lodge No. 86 and was also a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; and by her son, Gerald Ray McKenzie.

Those left to cherish Dorothy's memory are her daughters, Anne Beckelman of Weber City, Linda Kelley of Spicewood, Tex., and husband, Bob; five grandchildren, Laura Cook of Oregon, Ill., and husband Curtis; Lisa Lampert of Sterling, Va., and husband James, Linda Anne Hall of Kingsport, Bobby Kelley Jr. of Dallas, Tex., Patrick McKenzie Kelley of San Marcos, Tex.; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Edith Haynes Cox and husband John, June Haynes Peters, all of Weber City; brother, Glenn Haynes and wife, Gladys of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City United Methodist Church. Rebekah memorial services will be held at 7:45 p.m. conducted by Gate City Rebekah Lodge No. 86.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Music will be provided by Pat Quillen.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Cox, Ron Peters, Buddy Babb, Mike Castle, Danny Kestner and Darrell Winegar.

Bud Stamper and Eddie Henry will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials in Dorothy's name may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of the Gate City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 246, Gate City, Va. 24251, or to the Boys and Girls Club of Kingsport, P.O. Box 784, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Online condolences may be sent to the McKenzie family at cfhwc@earthlink.net.

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

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Gerald Ray McKenzie

WEBER CITY, Va. - Gerald Ray McKenzie, 60, entered into rest Thursday afternoon (March 7, 2002) at his home in Lusby, Md.

Born Nov. 17, 1941 in Kingsport, he attended Bell Ridge Elementary School, graduating from Forest Park, Ga., High School. He attended Young Harris College, Ga.

He joined the U.S. Navy, graduating from Mt. San Antoine Junior College in Walnut, Calif. He served 21 years, retiring O.S.C.S. chief petty officer in 1982.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Gibson McKenzie, April 15, 1999; grandparents, Albert and Carrie Parker McKenzie, and J. Kelly and Delphia Pierson Haynes.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Walsh McKenzie, Lusby, Md.; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Curtis Cook, Oregon, Ill., Lisa and James Lampert, Sterling, Va.; stepdaughter, Rena and Keith Adcock, Reston, Va.; stepsons, Kris and Kirston Knowlton, Manassas, Va., Jimmy Knowlton, Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, Travis and Drew Cook, David McKenzie, Brandon and Apryl Lampert; mother, Dorothy Haynes McKenzie; sisters, Linda and Bob Kelley, Austin, Tex., Anne Beckelman, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Doris Walsh, Milford, Del.; a niece and two nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday (March 26, 2002) in Arlington Cemetery with full military graveside services.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Gate City United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, 103, E. Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251.

Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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Ray Gibson McKenzie

WEBER CITY, Va. — Ray Gibson McKenzie, 78, North Dogwood Drive, died early Thursday morning (April 15, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
A native of Mount Carmel, he was a 1939 graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School and a World War II Navy veteran. He had lived in Morrison City, Atlanta, Ga., Cincinnati, Ohio and Harrison, N.Y. While living in Morrison City, he worked at Kingsport Press and was retired from Reilly New York Graphics.
He was a member of the Gate City Oddfellow Lodge No. 170, the Gate City Rebekah Lodge No. 86 and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 972.
He was also a member of the Weber City Lions Club and the Weber City Planning Commission.
Mr. McKenzie was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert C. and Carrie Parker McKenzie.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Haynes McKenzie, Weber City, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Anne McKenzie Beckelman, Kingsport, and Linda McKenzie Kelley and Bob Kelley, Austin, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Peggy McKenzie, Lusby, Md.; grandchildren, Laura and Curtis Cook, Oregan, Ill., Lisa and James Lampert, Sterling, Va., Linda Beckelman, Reston, Va., Bobby and Patrick Kelley, Austin, Texas, Rena and Keith Adcock, Reston, Va., Jimmy Knowlton, Kenner, La., and Chris Knowlton, Manassas, Va.; great-grandchildren, Travis and Drew Cook, David McKenzie, Brandon and Apryl Lampert, Brittani and Jake Sella; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Juanita McKenzie, Johnson City; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours are from 7 to 8:45 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and any other time at the residence. Gate City Oddfellow Lodge No. 170 will have a service at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Prayer by James Cox.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gate City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Wells officiating.
Music will be provided by Pat Quillen.
The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to lie in state.
Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 246, Gate City, VA 24251 or Kingsport Dialysis Center, 3600 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Peters, David Haynes, Eddie Henry, Bud Stamper, Danny Kestner and Darrell Winegar.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Weber City Lions Club and John Love.

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Cathy L. (Wagner) McMichael

HOUSTON, Texas - Cathy L. McMichael , 46, born in Gate City, Va. on Jan. 8, 1953, passed away in Houston, Texas on Nov. 17.

She graduated from John Tyler High School in 1970.

Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Garland Wagner; grandparents, Oscar and Eva Wagner and Kelly and Beulah Colvard.

Surviving are her mother, Joan Derrick, Kingsport; two sons, Kelly and Kent McMichael , both of Houston, Texas; a brother, Larry Wagnor, Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Pam Moncreif, Houston, Texas and Donna Bradbury, Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Cy-Fair Northwest Funeral Home on Nov. 20. Burial was in Houston, Texas.

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Billy Ray McMillian

KINGSPORT — Billy "Bill" Ray McMillian, 68, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (May 25, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hill, Va., Bill had been a resident of Kingsport for most of his life. He was a member of Clayhill Freewill Baptist Church in Blountville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C. H. McMillian, Sr. and Matilda Gilliam McMillian; and a son, Harold McMillian.

He is survived by his loving wife, Laura E. "Liz" McMillian of the home; sons, Steve McMillian of Greenville, S.C., and Scott McMillian and wife, April of Bluff City; daughters, Misty McMillian of Johnson City, Charlene Towler of Kingsport, Lisa Depew and husband, George of Kingsport and Donna Klink and husband, Robert of Beaumont, Texas; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Cole and husband, Clifford of Kingsport; brother, C. H. McMillian, Jr.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Scotty Sexton and Jessie Swanner officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ben Kerney and the staff at Holston Valley Medical Center for the kindness and care shown to Bill during his illness.

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

 

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Juanita (Arrington) Berry McMillian

DUFFIELD, Va. — Juanita A. McMillian, 83, of Duffield, Va. passed away Thursday (May 1, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Juanita was a member of the Fairview Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and was preceded in death by her husbands, Kedrick Berry and Rev. Jack McMillian; her parents William and Jennie Arrington; brothers, Omer, Ora and John Arrington; sisters, Ona Goins and Anna Belle Gilreath.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Sanders and her husband, Kermit of Kingsport, Beverly Brickey and her husband, Roger of Gate City and Jenetta Maness and her husband, Beryl of Fairview; son, Eddie McMillian and his wife, Buffy of Gate City; grandchildren, Mark and Nikki Sanders, Jill and Dana Whiteside, Holly and Dustin Carter, Brooke Brickey, Heather McMillian, Brent Maness and Zachary Maness; great-grandchildren, Cozette Sanders, Courtney Dennis, Alexis Whiteside, Laurel Sanders, Kaitlyn Sanders, Elijah Whiteside, Ashlyn Hickman and Baby Carter due in October.

Granny will always be loved and remembered by her grandbabies with memories of kicking the can up the holler and lots of knee time with a song of "do-le-do, do-le-do". Granny you loved each one of us and we look forward to that sweet day when were together again; one brother, Carson Arrington and his wife, Virgie of Duffield; two sisters-in-law, Ozeal Arrington of Rogersville and Carol Arrington of Idaho; Special thanks to the Kingsport Senior House caregivers and friends whose love and support and laughter brought Mom such joy. Several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Fairview Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ with the interment to follow the service in the Holston View cemetery. Rev. J.D. Lovelace will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Qualls, Mark Sanders, Dana Whiteside, Brent Maness, Zach Maness and Dustin Carter.

Music will be provided by Gina Gillenwater and the church singers.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Juanita A. McMillian.

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Parkie McMillan

Clinchport Va.-Apr.8 1962- Parkie McMillan died Saturday morning at his home in Clinchport, Va.

He was a member and Deacon of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pheobe McMillan, Clinchport; three sons, Roy McMillan, Idaho, Carl and Ray McMillan, Kyles Ford, Tenn.; four daughters, Mrs. Lola Barnett, Oregon, Mrs. Elsie Goins, Idaho, Miss Lois McMillan, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Oma Miller, Kingsport. Thirty-two grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Harmon McMillan; three sisters, Mrs. Mick Neal and Mrs. Ida Stapleton, South Carolina, Miss Eliza McMillan , Clinchport, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Daugherty’s Church in Clinchport . Rev. Lester Smith, Rev. Rufus Hood and Rev. Oscar McMurry will officiate.

The body will be removed to the home Sunday morning. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

McNeil Funeral Home in Sneadville is in charge of arrangements.

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Rev. Ray McMillan

Died Oct.30 1962

Kyles Ford- Rev. Ray McMillan, 37 , of route 1,Kyles Ford, (Fairview, VA. Community) died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Monday after a brief illness. He was pastor of the Fairview Church of Jesus Christ and was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors are his wife, Juanita Arrington McMillan, Kyles Ford; his mother, Phoeba McMillan, Clinchport, Va. ; three daughters, Beverly Ann, Jenetta, and Barbara Berry McMillan, Kyles Ford; one son Edward McMillan, Kyles Ford , four sisters , Mrs. Harold Barnette, Ontenrio, Ore.; Mrs. Hessy K Goins, Emmitt, Idaho; Miss Lois McMillan, Kingsport, and Mrs. Claude Miller, Kingsport; two brothers, Roy McMillan, Wesier, Idaho, and Carl McMillan , Kyles Ford.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Church of Jesus Christ. Rev. Clarence T. Jones and Rev. G. D. Peters will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Rev. Lee McGlothlin, Rev. Bobby McCool, Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler, Rev. Claude Fields, Rev. Taylor Bailey, Rev. Roy Bowen, Bill Lane, Bill Bryant, C.A. Berry and Ora Arrington.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 o’clock tonight.

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Submitted by Son-in-Law, Roger Lee Brickey

Carl Elmer McMullen

ROGERS, Ark. - Carl Elmer McMullen , 73, went peacefully to the Lord Sunday (Feb. 6, 2000) at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. after a brief illness.

Born July 18, 1926 in Scott County, Va., he spent most of his life in Pasadena and Duarte, Calif., until 1999 when he made his home with his daughter, Barbara Merrill in Rogers, Ark. He was employed at Smyes Cadillac as a mechanic. He was a joy to everyone who knew him and his smile and caring way will be missed by all. Carl was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Sarah Elizabeth McMullen; his first wife, Margaret Davis McMullen ; and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Boucher.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Samuel Larry and Patty McMullen , Woodstock, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Barbara) Merrill and Virginia Merrill, both of Rogers, Ark.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a brother, James William McMullen , Beatty, Nev.; sisters, Mrs. Wade (Virginia) Travis, Johnson City, Mrs. Carl (Linda) Cheek, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a sister, Linda Cheek, Carters Valley.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Glen Baptist Church with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Music will be by the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Burial will be at Oak Glen Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Anderson, Lewis McMullins, Hubert McMullins, Carl B. Poff, Jerry Freeman, Jerry Freeman Jr., Herman (Jimmy) Poff will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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James William McMullen

BEATTY, Nev. - James William McMullens, 69, passed away Monday (June 16, 2003) at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mr. McMullens was born and raised in Scott County, Va., (Yuma community) and had resided in Beatty, Nev. He was a very kind and dedicated person to the service of his country. He was a very loving brother who was a security blanket for his whole family. He will be missed so much by all his family and friends. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran.

He was employed with the Government Services as a radar electronic technician and was also of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoy Raymond and Sarah Minnich McMullen; brother, Carl E. McMullen; brother-in-law, Wade Travis; niece, Ann Boucher; stepfather, Auburn Tate; stepsisters, Helen Dean, Shirley Grizzle and Duel Tate.

Surviving are sisters, Virginia M.A. Travis, Johnson City, Linda M. Cheek and husband Carl David Cheek, Church Hill; stepsister, Georgia McGee, Gate City, Va.; special nieces and nephews, Carla R. Hensley, Dennis N. Anderson, Larry McMullen, Barbara Merrill and Virginia O'Connor.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of his sister, Linda Cheek.

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

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Pallbearers will be Carl Cheek, Dennis Anderson, Jeff Hensley, Lewis McMullins, Hubert McMullins and Ivan Taylor.

Honorary pallbearer will be Travis Anderson.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery following the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to MEOC Inc., P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219 or Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW, c/o Ernest Hooven, 721 Unionhill St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Henry Earnest McMullins

Henry E. McMullins, 79, 113 Pinecrest Road, Kingsport died at 1:08 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 12, 1987) at Indian Path Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of the Kingsport area for the past 60 years and was a self-employed water well driller.

Mr. McMullins was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille McMullins, Kingsport; two step-daughters, Earla Bolas, Kingsport and Carolyn Thomas, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three sons, J.D. McMullins, E. Louis McMullins and Hubert McMullins, all of Kingsport; two stepsons, George Hawkins, Jonesborough, and Steve Harber, Pennington Gap, Va.; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Anthony J. McMurray

Anthony J. McMurray, 54, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home due to a heart attack.

He was born in Kingsport and had lived here all his life.

Anthony was a self-employed siding contractor.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Hugh and Vergie Lawson Arnold; paternal grandparents, Ward and Rosie McMurray.

Surviving are his daughter, Tabitha McMurray, Kingsport; mother, Geraldine Arnold McMurray, of Kingsport; Father and Step mother, Fred and Joyce McMurray, Gate City, VA; brother, Terry McMurray and wife Betty of Hiltons, VA; sister, Sherry Ketron and husband, Wade of Kingsport; aunt Loretta Richardson of Kingsport; uncle Gary Arnold of Fort Worth, Florida; one nephew, several nieces and cousins, and special friend, Mike Hicks.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bob Yates officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Charlotte Hartgrove, 305 Hedge Dr., Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Carter-Trent Funeral obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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Avanelle Lois (Ridgeway) McMurray

BRISTOL, Va. — Avanelle Lois Ridgeway McMurray, 81, of Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday ( Oct. 25, 2007 ) at NHC Healthcare.

She was born April 4, 1926 in Scott County , Va. , and was the daughter of the late Earl and Lannie Shelley Ridgeway. She had lived her life in the Bristol area. She was retired from Eastman after 30 years of service and was a member of Bradley Street Baptist Church .

She was widowed by her husband, William Howard “W.H.” McMurray.

She is survived by her son, Billy McMurray and wife, Carolyn; grandson, Joshua McMurray and wife, Amber; great-granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth McMurray

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol , Tenn. , or other times at her son’s home.

A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Pealer officiating.

The burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mountain View Cemetery .

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steven Hanor, Dr. T.C. Green, Dr. Schrenker and the staff of NHC Bristol .

Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Bertha Frances (McMurray) McMurray

HILTONS - Mrs. Bertha Frances McMurray, 87, of Route 1, Hiltons, died at Holston Valley Hospital, this morning [11/20/1969] after a long illness. She was a life-long resident of Scott County and attended the Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Gladys McMurray of Hiltons, Mrs. Georgia Hensley, Blountville, Mrs. Delpha Salyers, Hiltons, Mrs. Hesby Castle of Bristol, Va., Mrs. Daisy McMurray of Blountville; three sons, Kermit McMurray, New Labanon, Ohio, Edgar McMurray of Eaton, Ohio, Howard McMurray of Bristol, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Dona Ketron of Hiltons; 13 [?] grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Kingsport Times, Thursday, November 20, 1969

Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil McMurray

HILTONS, Va. - Cecil McMur­ray, 54, Route 1, Hiltons, Va., died Thursday (April 7, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott Coun­ty, Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Eagles Club. He was a 1959 graduate of Gate City High School and was a carpet installer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Maynard McMurray; one brother, Grady Lee McMur­ray.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Effie Lane; stepfather, W.E. Lane, Hiltons, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Shirley) McMurray, Hiltons, Va. and Mrs. Jimmy (Norma) Calhoun, Gate City, Va.; two stepsis­ters, Mrs. Lennis (Phyllis) France, Kingsport and Mrs. Ralph (Frances) Dingus, Blountville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ken Pierce and Preacher Nattie Baker offici­ating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Post No. 3382, Kings­port.

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Cordia (Taylor) McMurray

HILTON - Mrs. Cordia McMurray, 80, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Paul Whitaker, following a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Virginia, and attended the Beech Grove Methodist Church.

Surviving besides the daughter are five sons, Chester and W. C. McMurray, both of Hilton, Va., Elbert and J. T. McMurray, both of Blountville, and Robert McMurray, Yuma, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Godsey, Mrs. Bell McMurray, and Mrs. Almeda Hobbs, all of Kingsport; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the residence of Chester McMurray Friday afternoon at 3. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, June 9, 1966)

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HILTON - Funeral services for Cordia McMurray, 80, who died Wednesday afternoon at 1:20, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Beech Grove Methodist Church.

The Rev. Lucian Lane, Rev. John Robert Gardner and Rev. Joe McMurray will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the residence of the son, Chester McMurray of Hilton, Va., at 3 p.m. Friday from Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Friday, June 10, 1966)

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Donald Thomas McMurray

LENOIR CITY - Judge Don Thomas McMurray , 62, formerly of Hiltons, Va., died Monday evening ( March 1, 1999 ) at the University of Tennessee Hospital . He was a Tennessee Appellate Court Judge and Circuit Court Judge of the 9th Judicial District for many years. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State College and U.T. Law School , class of 1965. He was a member of the Loudon County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Tennessee Judicial Conference. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church . He was preceded in death by his parents, Alva Garfield McMurray and Sarah Foster McMurray . Surviving are his wife, Brenda Carter McMurray ; daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah Jane and Ron Cronan, Knoxville, Marybeth and David Flynn, Fredericksburg, Va.; grandson, Adam Cronan; granddaughters, Addy Cronan, Brynley and Aubrey Flynn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gennette and Gene Snapp, Kingsport, Genelle and Quentin Rudolph, Unionville, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Janice McMurray , Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church . Friends may also call at their convenience at the family home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Mike Gregory officiating. Judges and Joe Grayson will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday at Lake View Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 606 , Lenoir City , TN 37771 . Pallbearers will be Jim Simpson, Ron Parris, Gene Eblen, Charlie Eblen, Jim Harris, Russell Simmons, Polk Cooley and Dottie Pace. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City , is in charge of arrangements.

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Dovie (Stapleton) Bishop McMurray

KINGSPORT — Dovie Bishop McMurray, 89, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday (Nov. 14, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Buffalo, S.C., Dovie had been a resident of Kingsport for most of her life and was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Patton Bishop, Sr.; son, Leonard P. Bishop, Jr.; second husband, Walter McMurray; mother, Susan Stapleton; sisters, Della Robinson, Lula Summersville and Virgie Fleenor; brothers, Barnett Stapleton and Lester "Doc" Stapleton.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Dixon and husband, John; son, Harold Bishop and wife, Susan; five grandchildren, Melissa Light, Lori Stokes, Trevor Bishop, Amanda Bishop and Melanie Bishop; step-granddaughter, Stephanie Rose; five great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, Tenn .
A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J.W. Depew and Rev. Kenny Hammonds officiating.
Music will be provided by the Browder Singers.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Tenn.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the McMurray family.

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Drucilla McMurry

HILTONS - Miss Drucilla McMurry, 35, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at her residence here following a lengthy illness.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Bonnie Hensley, and stepfather, Pat Hensley of Hiltons and sisters, Mrs. Pauline Taylor, Gate City , and Mrs. Bertha Roma, Palmetta , Fla.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. John R. Gardner and Rev. C. W. Reedy, officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Tuesday, May 17, 1966)

Kingsport Times
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Hazel Grace (Harkleroad) McMurray

April 10, 1910 - December 20, 2013

Richmond Indiana - Hazel Grace Harkleroad McMurray, 103 yrs. young, formerly of Hiltons Va. was called home to be with the Lord, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond Indiana. She was born in Scott County, Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer F. McMurray and son, Carl A. McMurray.

Surviving are three daughters, Madeline Hobbs, Betty Bertsch, and Wanda Chamberlin, all of Richmond, Indiana; three sons, R.W. McMurray, of Kingsport, Caleb McMurray, of Hiltons, and William F. McMurray, of Blountville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

The family would like to express special thanks to the Christmas Carolers of Gardner's Chapel Church. The family will receive friends Monday December 23, from 5pm to 7pm at Colonial Funeral Home Weber City VA and any time at the residence, 215 Homer Ln. Hiltons Va.

Funeral service will follow at 7pm in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex McMurray, Rev. Ronnie Horne and Rev. Gorman McMurray officiating. Music will be provided by the McMurray Brothers.

Burial will be held Tuesday December 24, at 11am at Glenwood Community Cemetery on McMurray Hollow Rd. Hiltons, Virginia. Pallbearers will be grandsons, great-grandsons, and great-great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Glenwood Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glenwood Community Church building fund, 2524 McMurray Hollow Rd., Hiltons, Va. 24258.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Garvie Wallace McMurray

HILTONS, Va. - Mr. Garvie Wallace McMurray, 60, entered into rest Saturday (April 24, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. McMurray was born in Sullivan County on Sept. 30, 1943, son of the late Sylvester G. "Syl" and Ruth Marie McMurray.

He was employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Hagan McMurray and William Perry McMurray.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Lisa and Robert Shell, Kingsport, and Sheila McMurray and fiancé, Roger Mullins, Hiltons; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Luanne McMurray, Gate City, Va., and Mark and Becky McMurray, Blountville; grandchildren, Amber Faulk, Lindsay Shell, Megan McMurray, Taylor and Zachary Clark, Leigha and Jordan McMurray, Kayla McMurray, Crystal and Matthew Mullins; great-grandchildren, Tiahna Conkin and Jurnee Faulk; former wife, Shirley McMurray, Hiltons; sisters, Hazel Wilson, Bristol, Va., Mrs. Caleb (Genevieve) McMurray, Hiltons, Mrs. Ralph (Peggy) Hughes, Blountville, Mrs. Charles (Brenda "Gaye") Williams, Crewe, Va., Mrs. Robert (Linda "Faye") Sturgill, Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Darrell (Patsy) Laughlin, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Woodrow McMurray, Hiltons, Dewey and Nancy McMurray, Hiltons, and Gale and Vivian McMurray, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Mrs. Hagan (Joyce) McMurray, Hiltons; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his son, Eric McMurray.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Clarence Huffman officiating.

Eric McMurray will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the McMurray Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

Dennis "Bud" Owens, Billy R. Hensley, B.J. Wolfe, Freddie Dockery, Tim Byington, Tony Burton, Roger Mullins and Robert Shell will serve as pallbearers.

Nephews and employees of the Scott County VDOT will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Gregory Allan McMurray

KINGSPORT — Gregory “Greg” Allan McMurray, 39, Kingsport, died Monday, (Sept. 24, 2007).

Greg was an avid hunter and a passionate UT football fan. He also enjoyed NASCAR and was a devoted fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tony McMurray; paternal grandparents, Forrest and Rosella McMurray; maternal grandparents, Worley and Erma Lee Million; uncles, Bobby McMurray Sr., Tom Haynes and Bobby McCurry; and aunt, Vivian Dykes.

Greg is survived by his parents, Dale and Katherine McMurray; six aunts, Evelyn Haynes, Edna Carpenter and husband, Freddie, Janice Baxter and husband, Paul, Linda Barnette and husband, Jimie, Judy Kreger and Carol Stamper; one uncle, Rick Million and wife, Angie; several beloved cousins; very special sister-in-law, Darlene McMurray; and very beloved special nephew, Anthony Dale McMurray II.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, or any time at the home of his parents.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Gorman McMurray officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Lee McMurray, Jr., Eric Carpenter, Jeff Taylor, Joey Byrd, Tom Baxter, Jimie Barnette and Randy Byrd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Haynes, Chris Baxter, Ricky Carpenter, Justin Dykes, Dustin Dykes.

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James Hershel McMurray

BLOUNTVILLE - Hershel McMurray, 76, 1547 Island Road, went to be with the Lord Monday (Aug. 27, 2001) at Sunbridge Hillside in Kingsport, after a period of declining health.

Hershel was born September 18, 1924 in Hiltons, Va., a son of the late Rev. Walker and Hester Carter McMurray.

He was a member of the Indian Springs Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Police, Constable Association, and was constable of the fourth district of Sullivan County for a number of years. He was an officer of the court (bailiff) for the Sullivan County Criminal Court.

In addition to his parents, Hershel was preceded in death by his brothers, Rhea McMurray, Frank McMurray, Rev. Grady McMurray and Eugene McMurray; and a sister, Ollie McMurray.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Maude Gilliam McMurray, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Ronald Horne, Blountville, and Barbara and Jess Bowling, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, James Hershel Jr. and Robin McMurray, Blountville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruby McMurray, Kingsport; two brothers, Virgil McMurray, Hiltons, Va., and Walter (Junior) McMurray, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder Lewis Baker, the Rev. Johnny Burton, Dr. Frank Crawford and Brother Dewey Shaffer officiating.

Music will be under the direction of Terra Hall and the Bowlin Family.

Graveside service and burial will follow in the garden of Devotion of the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Horton, Jack McCroskey, Russell Lambert, Ronnie Carroll, Sgt. Mark Gott, Sgt. Frank McMurray, Capt. Jack Almany and Constable Bob McCracken.

Honorary pallbearers will be I.G. Osborne, Marshall McMurray, Ray Taylor, Ray Beverly, Paul Jones, Jack Whitaker, Charlie Faust, Judge Edgar Calhoun, Judge Frank Slaughter, Raymond Winters, Greely Wells, Dr. Andrew Agett and Ermal Sparks.

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John "J.D." McMurray

HILTONS, Va. — Mr. John "J.D." McMurray, 66, of the Hiltons area of Scott County went to be with the Lord at 12:50 a.m. Sunday (June 1, 2008) at his home after a brief battle with cancer.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired employee of Eastman Chemical Co. with 32 years of service. J.D. faithfully attended Willow Branch Baptist Church and was the son of the late Chester and Goldie Castle McMurray.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl McMurray of the home; son, Brian McMurray and wife, Dana, Hiltons; two grandchildren, Nicole and Eli McMurray; his buddies forever; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Juanita McMurray, Weber City, Va., Dewey and Joyce McMurray, Bristol, Va., Fred and Linda McMurray, Chattanooga, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent/ Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff DeBoard and Pastor Mike Lyons officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Boohers Chapel Cemetery, Bristol, Va. by V.F.W. Post #3382 and the Virginia National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Terry Olinger, Allan "Cotton" Roberts, Freddy Vicars, Howard Barker, Bill Kaylor, Billy Moore, Donald Carter, Nat Leonard. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Oncology nurses on 2-W at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made to The American Cancer Society.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Hubert Clinton McMurray

BLOUNTVILLE - Hubert Clinton McMurray , 85, went to be with the Lord Sunday ( March 18, 2001 ) in the Bristol Nursing Home at 10:40 p.m. , after a period of declining health.

Hubert was born on September 6, 1915 in Scott County, Va., to the late Rueben and Elizabeth McClain McMurray . He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company after 41 years of service. He was a member of the Gunnings Baptist Church .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Douglas McMurray ; two sisters, Maggie and Sibbie; and four brothers, Walter, Homer, Sylvan and Forest .

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Nannie Bright McMurray , of the home; three daughters, Mrs. James W. (Aleta) Long, Kingsport, Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) Guinn, Bristol, Tenn., and Carolyn Hilton, Kingsport; two brothers, Ralph McMurray , Blountville, and Eddie McMurray , Kingsport; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gorman McMurray , the Rev. J.W. Depew and the Rev. Johnnie Gibson officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Love . Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearer will be Wheeler Moore .

Kingsport Times-News
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Judy Carol (Calhoun) McMurray

May 14, 1949 - February 25, 2014

Judy Carol McMurray, 64, went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Judy grew up in Speers Ferry, Va and graduated from Gate City High School in 1968. From childhood she knew she wanted to be a nurse at the hospital. She earned her nursing license and worked at Holston Valley Hospital in the Well Baby Nursery and on Skilled Nursing until she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 2002. Judy always felt life should be lived to the fullest and she celebrated everything. She loved to travel and was always looking for her next big adventure. She was a member of Homeland Baptist Church and was active in the Roustabouts, Awana cubbies and VBS. Many will remember her for her card ministry. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by parents Bascom and Bonnie (Spears) Calhoun.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Wolmar Jack McMurray Sr. Children Jack (Misty) McMurray, Michelle (Chris) Luster, Rebecca (Brad) Brown, Kendra Daley and Laura (Larry) Ricketts. Grandchildren Ashley and Abby Luster, Hope and Emily McMurray, Aubrey and Sophia Daley and Jack Ricketts. Sisters Brenda (Freddie) France and Kathy (Ralph) Wiggins. As well as a large extended family.

Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday, (February 28th, 2014) at Homeland Baptist Church, Kingsport with the funeral to follow at 7pm with Pastor J.W. Depew and Rev. Rex McMurray.

Graveside services will be at 10am on Saturday (March 1, 2014) at the McMurray Cemetery in Hiltons, Va. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Scott County Funeral Home by 9:15am. Pallbearers will be Chris Luster, Brad Brown, Larry Ricketts, Joe Broadwater, Phillip Flores and Grady Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers are Jack McMurray Jr, Allen Flores and Gary Spears.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone for their prayers and concern with a special thanks to Wellmont Hospice on the 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall for their wonderful care and love they showed the entire family.

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

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Lester J. McMurray

GATE CITY, Va. - Lester J. McMurray, 64, went to be with the Lord Saturday (May 27, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born and spent most of his life in Scott County, Va. and was the son of the late Albert McMurray and Geneva Barker McMurray. He was previously employed with Jones Construction Company.

Lester was a caring person and was always willing to help local farmers in all their farm work. Mr. McMurray was a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda C. Cassell McMurray, of the home; sisters, Verna McMurray Booher and husband Alfred, Elsie McMurray Boyer and husband Dan, Mary McMurray Barrett, Shirley McMurray Milburn, all of Kingsport, Tenn.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at New Hurland Baptist Church, Hiltons, Va. on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Larry Browder, Rev. Carl Riner, and Elder Walker Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Gravely Road Quartet and also Hazel Darnell.

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

Graveside services will follow at Gardners Chapel Cemetery with Elder Clarence Huffman officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ezra Huffman, Dan Fleenor, Nat Baker, Ricky McMurray, Glenn McMurray, and Carl Riner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey McMurray, Woodrow McMurray, and Rex McMurray.

The family extends a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Indian Path Medical Center for their compassion and care for Lester.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

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Maudie (Gilliam) McMurray

KINGSPORT - Maudie Gilliam McMurray, 81, of 325 Bridwell Heights Rd., and formerly of Island Rd., went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday (Dec. 14, 2005) at her residence after a period of declining health.

Mrs. McMurray was born on September 10, 1924, in Scott County, Va., to the late George Washington and Dora Rhodes Gilliam.

Maudie was a Christian who loved to share her love for the Lord with others. In her own words "serving the Lord is the best thing in my life" and she was a faithful servant until the end. She was looking forward with joy to meeting her friend and savior, Jesus Christ, face-to-face and thanking Him for what He has done.

She was a charter member of Indian Springs Baptist Church, but later joined Island Road Baptist, where she served as teacher of the ladies' Sunday School class for 38 years. In November of this year, she was blessed with the opportunity to teach her class for the last time in her home with 28 people in attendance.

Maudie had resided in the Indian Springs Community for over 58 years. She had served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts when her son was young. She purchased Island Road Grocery in 1960 and later Greenwood Market, retiring as a grocer in 1986. Her customers will remember her for "Maudie's" hot dogs, barbecue, and tenderloin biscuits, which were always served with love.

Maudie was a wonderful mother and grandmother who cherished her family. She had many friends and was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Hershel McMurray; several half brothers and sisters; and three infant grandchildren.

Surviving are one son, James Hershel (Jim) McMurray; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Ronnie Horne and Barbara and Jess Bowling; one sister, Georgia Brooks; 11 grandchildren, Toni Arnold, Tabitha McMurray, Melissa Tester, Jamie McMurray, Terra Smith, LaTosha McMurray, Whitney McMurray, T.J. Bowling, Mike Bowling, Nathan Bowling, and Steven Bowling; also 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 9 p.m. in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, or any other time at the home, 325 Bridwell Heights Rd.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. funeral home chapel with the Pastor Johnny Burton, Dr. Frank Crawford, and Rev. Jason McIntosh officiating.

Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Horton, David Hooker, Harry Weaver, Jr., Jack Almany, Ronnie Carroll, and Bob McCrackin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack McCroskey, Russell Lambert, Dolan Thomas, and Kyle Greene.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Jeffrey Allerton and staff of McLeod Cancer Center as well as the nurses from Adventa Hospice who provided such wonderful care.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Maudie Gilliam McMurray.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ruby (Bledsoe) McMurray

KINGSPORT - Ruby Bledsoe McMurray, 75, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Sept. 12, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., Ruby had been a resident of Kingsport for most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Bledsoe and Chrystella Price Bledsoe; three daughters, Kathy, Diane and Tammy Pierson; two sons, Ricky and Jackie Pierson; two sisters, Myrtle Manis and Lola Liston.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence McMurray, of the home; three sisters, Hazel Dean and husband William, of Kingsport, Edith "Sally" Bledsoe, Kingsport, and Lela "Sarah" Sack and husband Wesley, Sugar Hill, Ga.; three brothers, Jack Bledsoe and wife Wanda, Gray, Charles H. Bledsoe and wife Betty, Union, S.C., and Robert Bledsoe Jr. and wife Elise, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Shirley Juanita (Laughlin) McMurray

HILTONS, Va. — Shirley Juanita Laughlin McMurray, 63, entered into rest Sunday (April 12, 2009) at her residence.

She was born in Sullivan County on Aug. 3, 1945 to the late Lindsey Newland Laughlin and Willie Kate Ramey Laughlin.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew, Darrell Brian Laughlin; and the father of her children, Garvie Wallace McMurray.

She was a member of Gardner’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila McMurray and fiancé, Roger Mullins, Hiltons, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Luanne McMurray, Gate City, Mark and Rebecca McMurray, Blountville; sister, Lou McMurray, Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Jimmy Laughlin, Church Hill, Leroy Laughlin and wife, Linda, Bristol, Va. and Darrell Laughlin and wife, Patsy, Kingsport; grandchildren, Megan, Kayla, Leigha, and Jordan McMurray, Taylor and Zachary Clark, Crystal and Matthew Mullins, and one expectant great-grandchild due in October; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Gardner’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Greg Hill, Minister Clarence Huffman and Elder Bobby Carter officiating.

Mrs. McMurray will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service to lie in state.

Burial will follow the service at Gardner’s Chapel Cemetery, Boozy Creek community, Hiltons, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Walter B. McMurray

KINGSPORT - Walter B. McMurray, 88, of Wexford House, went to be with the Lord Sunday (June 11, 2000) at Wexford House after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport most of his life. He retired from the S. & M. Division of the Tennessee Eastman Company after 40 years of service.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille McMurray.

Surviving are his wife, Dovie McMurray; two daughters, Ivolene (Iva) Arrington and Eva Pendergrass, both of Kingsport; two sons, Don McMurray, Kingsport and Clarence McMurray, Lawrenceville, Ga.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Hubert McMurray, Bristol; two half brothers, Ralph McMurray and Eddie McMurray, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and also at the home of Jim and Iva Arrington, 159 Woodmont Ave.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Wanda (Castle) McMurray

Gate City, VA – Wanda McMurray, 64 of Gate City, VA passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Wanda was born in Scott County, VA. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Hiltons and was preceded in death by her husband, Lester McMurray; father, Jim Castle and mother, Annie Castle.

She is survived by her sisters, Pat Williams and husband Doug and Lovella Perry; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 and anytime at the home of her sister, Pat Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Browder and Preacher Nat Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 with Rev. Walker Darnell and Rev. Carl Riner officiating at the Gardner Chapel Cemetery in Hiltons, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:00 pm to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

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Willie Kate (Olinger) McMurray

June 10, 1930 - September 5, 2014

Willie Kate McMurray, 84, of Hiltons, went to be with the Lord on (Friday September 5th, 2014) at her home, surrounded by her family.

She loved her Lord and was a faithful member of Glenwood Community Church. She loved all her family and friends; and they were all her “little dolls”.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Silven McMurray; parents, McKinley and Alice (Ketron) Olinger; three sisters, Lakie Dixon, Clevie Ketron and Sylvia Ball; three brothers, Orville Olinger, S.J. Olinger and Carl Olinger.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Zazzi and husband Don; three sons, Don McMurray and wife Judy, Gorman McMurray and wife Barbara and Larry McMurray and wife Sharon; four granddaughters, Michelle Bellamy and husband Tracy, Autumn Arnold, Bethany McMurray and Laree McMurray; two sisters, Betty Barnett and husband Robert and Ruby Sampson and husband Tony; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Monday (September 8th, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Pastor Ronnie Horne officiating. Music will be provided by the Glenwood Singers.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1pm Tuesday (September 9th, 2014) at Glenwood Cemetery. Those who plan to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50pm.

Pallbearers will be Rick Quillen, Kenneth Neeley, Bill Tignor, Rex McMurray, William Bowen, Joe Ketron and Hayes Osborne. Honorary Pallbearers are Ralph McMurray, Eddie McMurray and Bobby McNutt.

Special thanks should go to the nurses with MSHA for their great care of her in these past several days.

Those desiring may make donations to the Glenwood Community Church Building Fund, 2524 McMurray Hollow Rd., Hiltons, Virginia 24258, in Mrs. McMurray’s honor.

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

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

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Wolmar Jack "Jackie" McMurray Jr.

August 7, 1969 - May 22, 2014

Wolmar Jack McMurray Jr, (Jackie) age 44, Kingsport, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Indian Path Medical Center due to cardiomyopathy and other heart related issues. He graduated from Kingsport Christian School in 1987. He was a former member of Kingsport Baptist Temple and was saved at an early age. He retired from Douglas Dynamics in 2009 due to his declining health.

In school, he loved to play basketball and soccer. Jackie had a good sense of humor, he loved to fish and spend time with his daughters. He loved to go target practice shooting with his family and was proud to get his handgun permit. He loved the mountains and sightseeing at Cades Cove.

He was preceded in death by his mother Judy Calhoun McMurray, his maternal grandparents Bonnie and Bascom Calhoun and paternal grandparents, Coy and Susie McMurray and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife Misty Noles McMurray, two daughters Hope & Emily McMurray, father Wolmar Jack McMurray Sr, four sisters Michelle Luster & husband Chris, Rebecca Brown & husband Brad, Kendra Daley and Laura Ricketts & husband Larry. Four nieces Ashley & Abby Luster, Aubrey & Sophia Daley and one nephew Jack Ricketts. Two aunts Kathey Wiggins & husband Ralph and Brenda France & husband Freddie, one uncle Warren McMurray & wife Helen, as well as several cousins.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 25 at 4:00 to 6:00pm with funeral services to follow at 6:00pm at Scott County Funeral Home with Pastor J.W. Depew and Rev. Rex McMurray officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 am Monday, May 26 at the McMurray Cemetery, Hiltons, Va. Those who plan to attend are asked to join the family at the funeral home by 9:45am to follow in procession.

Pallbearers will be Chris Luster, Brad Brown, Larry Ricketts, Joe Broadwater, Phillip Flores, Kyle Browder, Harold Jobe, and Tommy Jobe. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Moles, Allen Flores, Ralph Wiggins and Freddie France.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr Stephen Ikele, the nursing and respiratory staff on ICU and 5th floor of Indian Path Medical Center for the care provided during this difficult time and Dr Christopher Matthews and staff for being Jack’s primary care physician throughout his illness.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Christopher Lucas “Hooty” McNew

DUNGANNON, Va. — Christopher Lucas (Hooty) McNew, 39, passed away Saturday ( Nov. 10, 2007 ) at his residence.

He was born in Sullivan County on May 31, 1968. He was well loved by his family and friends and was known for his love of the outdoor life.

Christopher was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Dwight McNew; nephew, Clint McNew; brother-in-law, Ray Jones; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Russell Brickey.

Surviving are his loving wife, Darlene McNew; precious daughter, Amanda McNew; father and mother, K.L. (Pete) and Margie McNew, Dungannon, Va.; sisters, Sue McNew, North Carolina, Penny Osborne and husband, Mark, Dungannon, Va., Ann Ward and husband, Dave, California, Sheila Gwendolyn Jones, Gate City, Va., and Phyllis McNew Nitschke, Kingsport; brothers, Jerry McNew and wife, Jeannie, Steve McNew and wife, Rita, Kevin McNew, Danny Keith McNew and wife, Christy, all of Dungannon, Va., Wayne McNew and wife, Teresa, Coeburn, Va., James Eugene McNew, Fall Branch, Wendell McNew and wife, Debbie, Weber City, Va., Kenneth McNew and wife, Janet, Mount Carmel and Glen McNew and wife, Rebecca, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and other times at the residence of Bobby and Charlene Darnell or at the McNew's residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Steve McNew and Rev. Jerry Begley officiating.

Music will be provided by Pine Grove Harmony.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the McNew Family Cemetery ( Stoney Creek ) in Ft. Blackmore , Va. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Fred Howard "Mule" McNew

(October 25, 1925 - November 11, 2013)

Weber City, VA – Fred Howard “Mule” McNew 88 of Weber City departed to his Heavenly home on Monday November 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. He was born October 25, 1925 to the late John K. McNew and Lavie Starnes McNew. He served his country in WWII as a tank commander with the 15th Tank Battlaion and returning from service he married the love of his life Olene Ervin McNew on September 19, 1946.

He worked at Penn Dixie Cement Corporation and retired in 1982 and worked at Farmer’s Big Star Tobacco Warehouse in Weber City, retiring in 1997. He served several years on Weber City Town Council and Scott County Board of Supervisors; was a member of the Ruritan and a member of Alley’s Chapel Church. Mr. McNew was a loving and caring person to all that knew him, an avid farmer his entire life.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Olene Ervin McNew, sisters Gladys Pierson, Ruby Hill and Katie Berry, brother Ed McNew Sr, son-in-law Ira Gose and special cousin Carl “Doc” Hobbs.

He is survived by his daughters Brenda Calhoun husband Danny, Linda Gose Osborne and Nancy Lane husband Dennie; grandchildren Shannon Calhoun wife Marcie, Chad Gose wife Kristi, and Tina Gose Gibson husband Morgan; great-grandchildren Kinsey Gose Brickey and husband Ryan, Ryan Calhoun wife Tori, Kenneth Gibson, Will Calhoun, Hunter Gose, Cyrus Gibson, John Thomas Calhoun and Riley Gibson; great great-grandchild Paisley Jane Brickey, sister-in-law Maude Ann McNew, brother-in-law O.E. Berry Sr.

The family will receive friends Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, and anytime at the home.

Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Ervin and Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA), with American Legion Post 3/265 and the Virginia National Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the the Hope House of Scott County Inc. P.O. Box 32 Gate City, VA. 24251. Or American Cancer Society of Northeast Tennessee, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA), is proudly honored to serve the family of Fred Howard “Mule” McNew.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Phoebe Alva (Chapman) McNew

Phoebe McNew of Duffield, VA went home to be with her Lord, February 7, 2011. She was born November 16, 1919 to Noah and Alda Chapman. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ryland McNew, her mother, Alda Jessee Chapman and father, Noah Chapman. She is also preceded by an infant daughter, Brenda Mae McNew, her sister, Ida Stanley, brother, Roy Chapman and nephew, Howard McNew.
She is survived by her son Ronnie McNew of Duffield, VA., nieces, Delores Long, Gwenda Smith, Donetta Pierce, Sandra Davis, Imogene Bailey and Dorothy McNew, nephews, Herman Chapman, Willie Chapman, and Harold Stanley. She is also survived by several cousins.
Services for Phoebe will be Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Gate City Funeral Home in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with Funeral service at 7:00 pm. Brad Davis will be officiating. Graveside services for Phoebe will be held Friday, February 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm at the McNew Family Cemetery in Rye Cove, Va. Family will be meeting at the funeral home at 11:00 am to go in procession. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
  Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Phoebe McNew.

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C. Wallace (Wally) McNew

CHICAGO, Ill. — C. Wallace (Wally) McNew, 57, passed away after an extended illness on Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2008) at his home in Chicago, Ill.
Born in Kingsport on April 12, 1951, he was a son of the late James R. McNew and Iona Rhoten McNew.
He is survived by two daughters, Meredith McNew and Erin Morgan and husband, Ben of Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters, Shirley M. Nichols and husband,
Doug of Kingsport, Thelma M. Shupe and husband, Richard of Lynchburg, Va., and DeLois A. Connell and husband, Frank of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, James H. McNew and wife, Rosalind of Kansas City, Mo., R. Wayne McNew of Kingsport and Eugene H. McNew and wife, Dinah of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Wally was a 1969 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended East Tennessee State. For a number of years, Wally was a member of the Castaways band, a nine-member group which was formed while he was a student at Ross N. Robinson Junior High. While in college, he commuted from East Tennessee State to practice with the group and attend band engagements. He later worked as a producer for WKPT.
While residing in Illinois, Wally worked as a direct sales representative for RCN Chicago, a provider of bundled telecommunications services. While employed at RCN, Wally received many incentive awards for exceeding sales goals.
A talented musician who loved to perform, Wally is also remembered for his quick wit, his keen sense of humor and his engaging personality.
Funeral services will be held in Chicago, Ill. Plans for a memorial service to be held in Kingsport for family and friends to celebrate Wally’s life are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

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William David McMurray

HILTON, Va. - William David McMurray, infant son of Mr. Mrs. W. D. McMurray of Hilton, Va. died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 11 p.m. Saturday.

Surviving other than the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. McMurray, and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hobbs.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. P. L. Hart officiating.

McConnell Funeral Home was in charge of services.

(Kingsport News, Monday, October 22, 1956)

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James Howard McNew

DUFFIELD, Va. — James Howard McNew, 57, entered into rest July 27, 2008 at his residence.

He was born in Sullivan County on Oct. 27, 1950 to the late Henry Eskel McNew and Rachel Babb McNew. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant son, Henry Clinton McNew.

Mr. McNew worked as a group leader for 32 years at the Kingsport Foundry. He enjoyed spending time with his mules, Ruby and Pearl and his dog, Mikie, as well as all of his wagon train friends.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy McNew, of the home, Rye Cove, Va.; two daughters, Leslie Brooke McNew and Rachel Eileen McNew, both of Rye Cove, Va.; mother-in-law, Maxie Starnes, Lynn Garden; god-daughter, Bambi Ramey, Rye Cove, Va.; brothers and sisters of the heart, Rita Perry, Marcella Osborne, Fay Hass, June Cassell, Murill, Sherill, Dearl, Earl, Denny, Benny, Leon, Gary and Phil Hass.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Hass Family.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McNew Family Cemetery, Rye Cove, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Bowen, Chris Hall, Mike Owens, Eddie Shultz, Harold Jennings and Junior Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be "brothers of the heart", Murill Hass, Sherill Hass, Earl Hass, Dearl Hass, Denny Hass, Benny Hass, Leon Hass, Gary Hass and Phil Hass.

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

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Olene Ervin McNew

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WEBER CITY, Va. - Olene Ervin McNew, 89, passed away Friday (May 19, 2006) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Alley's Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ira Gose (1980); parents, Andrew and Alba Penley Ervin; sisters, Hulda Williams, Sarah Head, Alice Bellamy and Gladys Ervin; brothers, Wrightly Ervin and Lorne Ervin.

She is survived by her husband, Fred H. McNew of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Danny Calhoun, Gate City, Va., Linda Gose Osborne, Weber City, Va., and Nancy and Dennie Lane, Kingsport; grandchildren, Shannon and Marcie Calhoun, Gate City, Va., Chad and Kristi Gose, Mendota, Va., Tina and Morgan Gibson, Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Will, and John Thomas Calhoun, Kinsey and Hunter Gose, and Kenneth and Cyrus Gibson; sisters, Blanche Ervin, Weber City, Va., and Clarice Million, Kingsport; brother, Charlie Ervin, Gate City, Va.; special niece, Charlene Brickey; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Rev. Garland and Reba Stokes, Paul and Pyllis Combs, and Gary and Kathy Baker.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel today at 8 p.m. with Rev. Bob Cloud and special friend, Rev. Garland Stokes officiating.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Ervin, Harland Ervin, Ron Brickey, Billy Williams, Jim Osborne, and Ted Hill.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Baker, Paul Combs, Paul Henry, Wrightly Rhoten, John Kilgore, Sr., G.W. Dougherty, and Don Stokes.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd. Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37661.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Paul Glenn McNew

Sep 10, 1929 - Aug 5, 2014

Paul McNew, 84, of Lebanon, VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of the Big Moccasin Valley area of Russell County, VA, he was born on September 10, 1929 to the late Con and Arah Glenn McNew. He was a member and also a trustee of Bethany United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Stuart Masonic Lodge #224. Paul began work at AFG Industries in Kingsport, TN in 1956 and retired in 1991. He enjoyed working on his farm, raising a garden, and woodworking after retiring.

Paul McNew was a reserved, quiet man devoted to his family and his church. Paul’s quiet dignity inspired admiration for a man who would always do the right thing. May all who knew and loved Paul continue to be inspired by a life well lived.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Neal McNew and Wood McNew.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Linda Hilton McNew, Lebanon, VA, daughter, Nikki Phillips and husband David, Lebanon, VA, and grandson, Lance Phillips and wife Jessica, and precious great-granddaughter Olivia, Abingdon, VA. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Louise McNew and Audrey McNew, Kingsport, TN, Patsy Craft, Gate City, VA, and several nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dwight McNew, Keith McNew, Ken McNew, Ryland Craft, Rick Sumner, Andrew Hartsock, Brian Hartsock, and Aaron Buchanan. Honorary pallbearers include men of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Litton, Floyd Johnson, Jeff McAmis, and Bobby Johnson.

The family will receive friends at Gate City Funeral Home on Thursday, August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. with Masonic Rites following the visitation. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Friday, August 8 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Leonard Smith and Rev. Curtis Frye officiating. He will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at the Glenn Family Cemetery located on his farm.

Those who wish may make donations to Bethany United Methodist Church c/o Barbara Osborne, 2039 Moccasin Valley Rd, Lebanon, VA 24266 in his memory.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Paul Glenn McNew.

(Linda Hilton McNew, wife of Paul McNew, has many Scott Co ancestral families; some are – Hilton, Agee, Fuller, Broadwater, Redwine, Bond, Kilgore, Quillen, Addington, Dougherty, Meade)

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Ruth (Sanders) McNew

DUNGANNON, Va. - Ruth McNew, 84, passed away Wednesday ( Aug. 17, 2005 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County on Aug. 12, 1921 and was the daughter of the late William Bascom Sanders and Maude Brickey Sanders.

She was a homemaker and attended Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pearl and Jim McNew; granddaughters, Lynn McNew and Marcella McConnell; great-granddaughter, Christine Pritchard; brother, Paul W. Sanders.

Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis McConnell Nitschke and husband William, Kingsport; sons, Glen A. McNew and wife Rebecca, Palos Hills, Ill., James E. McNew and wife Nancy, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Patricia Johns and husband Randy, Richlands, N.C., Mellissa Willis and husband Doug, Jonesborough, Jackie Fitzgerald and husband Ryan, Jonesborough, Michael McNew, Nashville, Tenn., Jennifer McConnell, Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Robert, Brian and Michael Pritchard, Austin and Kendal Willis, Cailyn Fitzgerald; sister, Nellie Fansler, Kingsport; two special friends, Marie Brickey and Lucy Flanary; and extended family, Sue McNew, Jerry and Jeannie McNew, Wayne and Teresa McNew, Michael McNew (deceased), Wendell and Debbie McNew, Ann and David Ward, Steve and Rita McNew, Kevin McNew, Gwen Jones, Kenneth and Janet McNew, Penny and Mark Osborne, Keith and Kristie McNew, and Chris and Darlene McNew.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at her residence or Jennifer McConnell, granddaughter.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Copeland and Rev. Edward Gillenwater officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Serving as pallbearers are Michael McNew, Randy Johns, Michael Pritchard, Brian Pritchard, Robert Gillenwater, Jr., and Gene McConnell.

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Jeremy Scott McNew

DUNGANNON, Va. — Jeremy Scott McNew , 20, entered into rest Tuesday (Aug. 11, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center due to an automobile accident.

He was born in Sullivan County on Oct. 26, 1988. He was a 2007 graduate of Twin Springs High School and was a student of Mountain Empire Community College. Jeremy accepted the Lord on Jan. 4, 2009, and attended the House of Refuge Baptist Church in Gate City, Va.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Clinton McNew , 1996; maternal great-grandfather, Charles Darnell; paternal great-grandfather, Ira Edwin Gillenwater; uncles, Chris and Michael McNew .

Survivors include his mother and the love of his life, Sherry Hall and husband, Ronnie, Dungannon, Va.; sisters, Whitney Hurd and Megan McNew , both of Dungannon, Va.; girlfriend, Jessica Roller, Gate City, Va.; maternal great-grandmother, Anna Cagle, Dungannon, Va.; paternal great-grandparents, K.L. and Margie McNew , Dungannon, Va.; paternal great-grandmother, Mable Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Jeannie McNew , Dungannon, Va.; maternal grandparents, Douglas and Linda Perry, Dungannon, Va.; stepfather, Greg Hurd, Jefferson City; stepbrothers, Cody Hall, Dungannon, Va., and Tucker Hall, Kingsport; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his grandparents, Douglas and Linda Perry and Jerry and Jeannie McNew .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Smith and the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Music will be provided by Tim Baldwin and April McNew .

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McNew Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will meet at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be his uncles, Alan Perry, Charles Perry, Kevin Perry, Michael Perry, Jerry McNew , Jr. and Mark Frasier.

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

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Kyle Lynis “Pete” McNew

STONEY CREEK, Va. — Kyle Lynis “Pete” McNew, 91, Stoney Creek, passed away Wednesday ( March 23, 2011 ), at Johnson City Medical Center .

Mr. McNew was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Scott County, Va., and was a lifetime resident. He was the son of the late James Issac and Pearlie Dockery McNew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Michael, Christopher, and infant son; grandson, Clinton McNew; granddaughters, Marcella Ann McConnell and Lynn Elizabeth McNew; great-grandson, Jeremy McNew; and great-great-granddaughter, Christina Pritchard.

Surviving is his wife, Margie McNew, Stoney Creek, Va.; daughters, Phyllis Nitschke and husband, William, Kingsport, Linda Sue McNew, Greensboro, N.C., Ann Ward and husband, Dave, Temple City, Calif., Shelia Gewn Jones, Yuma, Va., and Penny Osborne and husband, Mark, Dungannon, Va.; sons, Glenn McNew, and wife, Tootsie, Altamont, Ill., Eugene McNew and wife, Nancy, Jonesborough, Jerry McNew and wife, Jeannie, Stoney Creek, Va., Wayne McNew and wife, Teresa, Coeburn, Va., Wendell McNew and wife, Debbie, Gate City, Va., Steve McNew and wife, Rita, Stoney Creek, Va., Kevin McNew, Stoney Creek, Va., Kenneth McNew and wife, Janet, Mount Carmel, Keith McNew and wife, Christy, Fort Blackmore, Va.; 28 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Rhoton, the Rev. Steve McNew and the Rev. Keith McNew officiating.

Pine Grove Harmony will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon Saturday at the McNew Family Cemetery , Stoney Creek community of Scott County , Va. , with Steve McNew officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Sons will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of K. L. “Pete” McNew.

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Roy Edward "Edd" McNew Jr.

Edd McNew Jr., 40, Kingsport, died Friday morning (Feb. 18, 2000) at 11:20 a.m. at his home after a long battle with lung cancer. He was a native of Sullivan County. He was the son of Roy and Ann McNew Sr. of Blountville. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Bays Mountain Longbeards, National Wild Turkey Federation, National Rifle Association, North American Hunting Club and the Tri-Cities Varmint Hunters. He was an explosive expert in road construction.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Melissa McNew ; and both sets of grandparents.

Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Rita McNew , of the home; one son, Jamie Colbaugh, of the home; two sisters, Sheila McNew and Mona McMurray, both of Louisville, Ky.; one nephew, Jason Kersey, Kingsport; two nieces, Christina Robbins, Raleigh, N.C., and Latasha McMurray, Louisville, Ky.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Charity Baptist Church in Blountville with Pastor Esta Gilley, Pastor Grady Maness and Pastor Perry Cleek officiating.

In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a donation to the educational fund of Jamie Colbaugh at Eastman Credit Union, P.O. Box 1989, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kent Steadman, Greg Greer, Mark Sanders, Ken Breeding, Scott Combs, Rick Hurd, Jason Kersey, Chad Gose, Denny Lee Haynes, Doug Woods, Doug Kennedy, Todd Hensley, Tim Hensley, Scotty Gilley, Den Hill, A.C. Hill and Wayne Hill, all members of the Bays Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and all members of the Tri-Cities Varmint Hunters Association.

Snyder's Funeral Home is serving the McNew family.

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Roy Edward McNew Sr.

BLOUNTVILLE - Roy Edward McNew Sr., 78, passed away Sunday (May 14, 2006) at his residence.

Mr. McNew was born on May 3, 1928, in Scott County, Va., to the late John McNew and Lavie Starnes McNew. He had lived all his life in the Blountville area, and was a demolitionist for Austin Powder Company, where he retired with 38 years of service. Mr. McNew was a veteran of the U. S. Army, and was of the Baptist faith. He also loved guns, and hunting.

Mr. McNew was preceded in death by one son, Roy Edward McNew, Jr.; one daughter, Melissa McNew; and two sisters, Gladys Pierson and Ruby Hill.

Mr. McNew is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maude Ann McNew; two daughters, Shellia McNew of Blountville, and Mona McMurray of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Christina Robbins, Jason Kersey, and LaTosha McMurray; two great-grandchildren, Ciara Samples and CJ Kersey; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred McNew and wife Olene, of Weber City, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Kate Berry and husband O.E. of Duffield, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Wednesday funeral home chapel with Pastor Millard Porter and Chaplain Tim Evans officiating.

Special music will be provided by Linda and JC Hobbs, Dennie Lee Haynes, and Esta Gilley.

Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park with military honors to be rendered by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/Gate City 265.

Pallbearers will be Den Hill, Wayne Hill, Tim Hensley, Todd Hensley, Jason Kersey and Jeremiah Hobbs.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clinton Hensley, Curtis Light, O.E. Berry, Bill Erwin, Bob Ashworth, Buddy Bates, Alan Franklin, Tom Ashworth, and Hoover Bell.

The family would like to say a special thanks to all family and friends for their help and support, and especially a special thanks to Clinton Hensley.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Roy Edward McNew Sr.

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Ruth (Sanders) McNew

DUNGANNON, Va. - Ruth McNew, 84, passed away Wednesday ( Aug. 17, 2005 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County on Aug. 12, 1921 and was the daughter of the late William Bascom Sanders and Maude Brickey Sanders.

She was a homemaker and attended Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pearl and Jim McNew; granddaughters, Lynn McNew and Marcella McConnell; great-granddaughter, Christine Pritchard; brother, Paul W. Sanders.

Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis McConnell Nitschke and husband William, Kingsport; sons, Glen A. McNew and wife Rebecca, Palos Hills, Ill., James E. McNew and wife Nancy, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Patricia Johns and husband Randy, Richlands, N.C., Mellissa Willis and husband Doug, Jonesborough, Jackie Fitzgerald and husband Ryan, Jonesborough, Michael McNew, Nashville, Tenn., Jennifer McConnell, Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Robert, Brian and Michael Pritchard, Austin and Kendal Willis, Cailyn Fitzgerald; sister, Nellie Fansler, Kingsport; two special friends, Marie Brickey and Lucy Flanary; and extended family, Sue McNew, Jerry and Jeannie McNew, Wayne and Teresa McNew, Michael McNew (deceased), Wendell and Debbie McNew, Ann and David Ward, Steve and Rita McNew, Kevin McNew, Gwen Jones, Kenneth and Janet McNew, Penny and Mark Osborne, Keith and Kristie McNew, and Chris and Darlene McNew.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at her residence or Jennifer McConnell, granddaughter.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Copeland and Rev. Edward Gillenwater officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Serving as pallbearers are Michael McNew, Randy Johns, Michael Pritchard, Brian Pritchard, Robert Gillenwater, Jr., and Gene McConnell.

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Cleo Marie (Vermillion) McNutt

WEBER CITY, Va. - Cleo Vermillion McNutt, 82, went to be with Jesus Saturday (Feb. 27, 1999).

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., Cleo enjoyed life to its fullest. She was creative. She loved music and played the autoharp and guitar. She had many friends in to make music with her. She was a member of the Elm Street Pickers. During quiet moments she enjoyed reading, writing, drawing and painting. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City and the Lydia Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth McNutt; her parents, Schuyler S. and Myrtle Porter Vermillion; brothers, Tommy, Samuel and Harry Vermillion; sister, Eula Vermillion; son-in-law, Bobby Christian; and grandchild, Steven Gregory Christian.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Carol Christian, Weber City, Va.; two sons, Kenneth Wayne McNutt and daughter-in-law, Polly Ann McNutt, Knoxville, and Tommy Dee McNutt and daughter-in-law, Anne McNutt, Hilton Head, N.C.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Ketron, Kingsport, and Verna Pearl (Queennie) Roberts, Morristown; half brother, Charlie Enix, Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Weber City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va.

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

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Eula Mae ( Lyon ) McNutt

GATE CITY, Va. - Eula Mae Lyon McNutt , 69, of Sue Street, entered into rest Sunday ( Jan. 16, 2000 ) at her residence.

Born Jan. 16, 1931 in Scott County , Va. , she was the daughter of Chrismas and Linda Jane "Willis" Lyon. She married Carson Hubert McNutt , Sept. 17, 1948 . She was a member of Big Springs Missionary Baptist Church , Hancock County , Tenn. She was a member of Carters Fort Chapter National Society Daughters of American Revolution, Lyon Association of America, Hancock County Genealogical Society, Hawkins County Genealogical Society, Watauga Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Carson; one sister, Laura Peters; one brother, Caleb Edgar Lyon; and one granddaughter, Susan McNutt .

Surviving are five daughters, Rowena Pearcy, Sharpsville, Ind., Eva Fields, Kingsport, Lois Epley, Kingsport, Wanda Carroll, Knoxville and Linda "Beetle" McNutt , Mount Carmel; four sons, David McNutt , Sharpsville, Ind., Curtis McNutt , Chico, Calif., Larry McNutt , Corning, Calif., and Wallace McNutt , Kingsport; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and several step great-grandchildren; one brother, Elbert Witt Lyon, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Lois Epley, 1946 Woodbine St., Kingsport and also other times at her residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Dice officiating. A memorial service will be held by Carters Fort Chapter NSDAR prior to the funeral service.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McNutt - Pierson Cemetery . The family will meet at the funeral home to go into procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carters Fort Chapter NSDAR, c/o Marion Boatright, 2416 E. Stone Drive , 700A Kingsport , Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Vanzant, Roger Quillen, Junior Quillen, Lonnie Falin, Eddie Clendenin and Bud Vanzant. Honorary pallbearers will be her son-in-laws, Dan Pearcy, Oliver "Doc" Epley and grandsons, Daniel Bales, Joshua Fields, Ron Bellamy and Gary Vanzant.

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Freddie Lee McNutt

WEBER CITY, Va. - Lee McNutt, 94, North Dogwood Drive, departed this life Thursday (July 14, 2005).

He was born in Hiltons, Va. and lived most of his life in Weber City, Va. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company after 40 years of service.

Lee was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City and was very active in his church. He belonged to Catlett Masonic Lodge #35 of Gate City, Va., and was treasurer of the lodge for 43 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Patton and Annie Weaver McNutt; one son, Larry Gene McNutt; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Nelle McNutt, of the home; and several nieces and nephews.Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. The family will also receive guests at the home, 107 N. Dogwood Drive, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church with Pastor Johnny Kendrick, the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Pallbearers and will be Lee and Iva Nell's nephews: Tommy McNutt, Wayne McNutt, Ronnie McNutt, Gary Hensley, Kenneth Hensley, Phil Hensley, Danny Harper, Daryl Parker and Tracy Parker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Hensley, Jerry Hensley, David Hensley, members of his Sunday school class and the Eastman Lunch Club.

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

It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

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Iva Nell McNutt

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

WEBER CITY, Va. — Iva Nell McNutt, 88, of Weber City, passed away Monday (Oct. 27, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Weber City, also a 50 year member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Lee McNutt; son, Larry Gene McNutt; parents, Wiley and Mary Hensley; brother, Kenneth Glenn Hensley; sister, Glenna Hensley League.

She is survived by her sisters, Georgia Hensley Harper and husband, Ezra, Shirley Joan Hensley Parker and husband, Jack, all of Hilton; brothers, Earl Hensley, of Weber City, Cyril Hensley and wife, Mildred, of Kingsport, several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23 N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Johnnie Kendrick, Rev. Dean Smith and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by the Choir of First Baptist of Weber City.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Iva Nells, caregivers, Helen Page, Tammy Phillips and Cassie Palmer.

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

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Lee McNutt

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

WEBER CITY, Va. - Lee McNutt, 94, North Dogwood Drive, departed this life Thursday (July 14, 2005).

He was born in Hiltons, Va. and lived most of his life in Weber City, Va. He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company after 40 years of service.

Lee was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City and was very active in his church. He belonged to Catlett Masonic Lodge #35 of Gate City, Va., and was treasurer of the lodge for 43 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Patton and Annie Weaver McNutt; one son, Larry Gene McNutt; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Nelle McNutt, of the home; and several nieces and nephews.Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. The family will also receive guests at the home, 107 N. Dogwood Drive, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church with Pastor Johnny Kendrick, the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Pallbearers and will be Lee and Iva Nell’s nephews: Tommy McNutt, Wayne McNutt, Ronnie McNutt, Gary Hensley, Kenneth Hensley, Phil Hensley, Danny Harper, Daryl Parker and Tracy Parker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Hensley, Jerry Hensley, David Hensley, members of his Sunday school class and the Eastman Lunch Club.

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

It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Loyd Taylor McNutt

KINGSPORT - Loyd T. "Monk" McNutt, 80, entered into rest Monday (Aug. 6, 2001) at Sunbridge Care Rehab-Hillside, Kingsport.

Mr. McNutt was born July 25, 1921 in Scott County, Va., to the late Dave Martin and Sarah Pierson McNutt.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hallie Horton McNutt, 1996; two sons, Earl Gene and Jerry M. Horton; three sisters, Maxie Falin, Nettie McNutt and Ethel Davidson; two brothers, Carson and Ezra McNutt.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and retired as a truck driver for North American.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Tammy) Munoz, Milford, Texas; special friend, Doris Baker; grandchildren, Billy and Jessica Munoz, Dianne and Donna Horton, Steve and Scott Horton, Debbie Newton and B.J. Horton; 11 great-grandchildren; 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 with the Rev. Charlie Jarrett officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the V.A. Mountain Home Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Fred Williams, Carl Amyx, Jr. Morelock, Scott Horton, Lloyd Baker and Steve Horton will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Elizabeth (Epperson) McNutt

HILTONS - Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth McNutt, 88, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5:40 p.m. Friday [11/2/1973] after a long illness.

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

Survivors include stepdaughters, Mrs. Elbert (Manie) Byrd and Mrs. Claude (Lillian) Jones, both of Kingsport; sons, Price Everett and Vance Olliver, both of Hiltons; a stepson, W. A. McNutt, Morrison City; sister, Mrs. Louise Light, Kingsport; brother, Charlie Epperson, Abingdon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Albert Henry McPherson

BLACKWATER, Va. — Albert Henry McPherson, 69, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center in the dialysis unit.

He was a born again Christian at an early age and a faithful member of the Sarepta Missionary Baptist Church. He served as a deacon for more than 40 years. He retired from Pak-Mor Manufacturing in Duffield, Va. He was an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Asbury and Emma Orick McPherson; three brothers, William "Willie" McPherson, Lloyd McPherson and Olin McPherson; three sisters, Gladys Peters, Marie McPherson and Leora Huff.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis McPherson; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin (Judy) McPherson, Kerry (Kristi) McPherson, Coy (Jackie) McPherson and Kelly (Carla) McPherson; grandchildren, Melissa, Chana, Brandon, Caleb, Amber, Jacob, Jordan, Olivia, Rowan, Edan, Eli, Braden and Emily; sisters, Ruth Kinsler of Kyles Ford, Ola Maxey of Talbot, Tenn., Bessie Roop of Spring City, Tenn., and Grace Livesay of Woodbine, Md.; one brother, Eugene McPherson of Sterling Heights, Mich.; a special little friend, Jayden Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Carl Johnson and Elder Harmon Willis officiating.

Singing will be provided by the Gospel Four and Louise Carmony.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McPherson Family Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Robinette Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ballard Meade

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Ballard Meade, 88, of Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Thursday (Aug. 25, 2011), at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

Mr. Meade was born in Wise County, Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Harrison and Cynthia Lawson Meade; sister, Zelma Bevins; brothers, Hansford Meade, Ted Meade, Hershel Meade and Ervin Meade.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Sluss Meade, of the home; daughter, Debbie Brown and husband, Jody, Nickelsville, Va.; son, Fred Meade and wife, Susan, Nickelsville, Va.; grandson, Nick Meade and Kari; granddaughters, Kylie Lane and husband, Jonathan and Joetta Brown; great-grandchildren, Breanna and Ethan Lane and Lilly Grace Meade; sisters, Bernice Meade, Va., Ruby Dingus, both of Nickelsville, Va., Jennie Hayter and husband, Ned, Meadowview, Va.; brother, Ned Meade and wife, Valice, Nickelsville, Va.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at any of the family’s residences.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. The family would like to send a special thank you to the employees at the Brian Center that cared for their Dad and to Dr. DeMotts and staff for the special care that they gave to the family.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Buford Kelly "B. K." Meade

Buford Kelly Meade, age 94, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, March 4,2004 at the Johnson Center at Falcons Landing.

He was retired Geodesist from the Dept. of Commerce in 1975.

His survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth Dewey Meade; daughter, Ellen E. Meade; son- in-law, Robert B. Kahn; grandsons, Gabriel and Raphael Kahn, London, England; sister, Zelma Godsey, Ohio; brother, Earl Meade, Tennessee; and many nieces.

A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buford K. Meade Scholarship Fund, Duke University Alumni and Development Records, 3100 Tower Blvd., Suite 1110, Durham, N.C. 27707.

This announcement is made courtesy of Loudoun Funeral Chapel in Leesburg.

Scott County Virginia Star
Submitted by Don Lane

Carrie Della (Quillen) Meade

SNOWFLAKE, Va. -- Mrs. Carrie Quillen Meade, 85, died at her home here at 7:45 p.m. Friday after a lingering illness.

Member of a pioneer family here, she was a retired school teacher and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

She left no immediate survivors.  Her nearest relatives are a niece, Mrs. Lucille Osborne Potter, of Bristol, and four nephews, James Osborne, Bristol; Earl S. Greever, Bristol; John W. Greever and [did not continue]

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Ewing Chapel Methodist Church, in Snowflake.  The Rev. G. E. Pagens and the Rev. Kenneth Williams will officiate.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Pendleton, Herman McConnell, Earl McConnell, Glen Addington, Kay Wilhelm, Bill Carter, Charlie Mack Dougherty and Mack Quillen.

The body was removed to the home Saturday afternoon from the McConnell Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, December 29, 1957

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Carrie Magdalene (Hartsock) Meade

BLOUNTVILLE  -  Carrie Magdalene Meade, 75, 524 Lynn Road, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday ( March 19, 1995 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

    Born in Russell County , Va. , she had lived in the Sullivan County area most of her life.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Sunnyside Baptist Church .  She was also involved in various church activities at the Lynn Garden Baptist Church , the Weber City Baptist Church and the Indian Springs Baptist Church .

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Annie Castle Hartsock; and one sister, Venus Hartsock.

    Surviving are her husband, Harold E. Meade, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Penman (Billie Jo) Gilliam, Oakton, Va. and Debbie Meade, Kingsport; two sons, Larry Meade, Kingsport and Rick Meade, Tustin, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, J. P. Hartsock and Bill Hartsock, both of Hansonville; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Maybelle) Jessee, Weber City, Va. and Mrs. Dale (Jean) Dougherty, Radford, Va.

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

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

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Widnesday in the East Lawn Memorial Park .

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunnyside Baptist Church , Cooks Valley Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

(from obituary in ' Kingsport Times-News' of Monday, March 20, 1995 )

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Carson Meade

KINGSPORT - Carson Meade, 89, passed away Sunday ( April 17, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

The son of the late Henry Meade and Drucilla Salyers Meade, he was born April 25, 1915 in Scott County , Va. , where he resided most of his life. He retired from Penn Dixie .

Mr. Meade attended Rockview Baptist Church in the Big Moccasin community.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lou Jane Reece ( April 9, 2005 ); and several sisters and brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Gussie Dean Meade; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Tom Patterson, Kingsport, Dollie and David Price, Church Hill, Viola Meade, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Darlene Meade, Abingdon, Va., Michael and Cathy Meade, Fall Branch; grandchildren, Chris Meade, Surgoinsville, and special friend Tanya Johnson, Jamie Price and wife Rebecca, Johnson City, Michelle Bailey and husband Josh, Kingsport, Matthew Patterson, Johnson City, Olin Conklin, a special little boy who knew him as papaw; special son-in-law, Carl Reece, Fall Branch; brothers, Rev. Warren Meade, Kingsport, Everette (Jimmy) Meade, Nickelsville, Va.; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donnie and Lizzie Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; special niece, Donna Sluss and daughter, Jasmine Lell; special friend, Linda Meade; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Guy Elam and the Rev. Kenneth Kiser officiating. The eulogy will be given by J.R. Pratt.

Music will be provided by The Andrews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Chuck Grimm officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Dean, Jack Meade, Don Meade, Carlos Dean, Carl Reece, Tommy Meade, Tony Babb, Jimmy Burke, and Roy Meade.

Dr. Andy Delwadia will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles "Chuck" Meade

KINGSPORT — Charles "Chuck" Meade, 39, went to be with his family and the Lord unexpectedly Thursday (Oct. 23, 2008).

He served in the U. S. Navy from 1989 to 1993 aboard the USS Hunley AS-31 as an A Bosen Mate 3. Chuck was a manager at White’s Foods in Kingsport. He had also worked at Food Lion in Church Hill and Hog Wild in Kingsport. His hobbies included NASCAR, computers, and football.

Chuck was a loving father, son, grandson, brother, and uncle. He will be loved and missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Meade; maternal grandparents, Frank Pickens Sr. and Iona Cody Pickens; and paternal grandfather, James Lee Meade.

Survivors include one daughter, Desiree Lynn Meade of Howell, Mich.; one son, Charles Logan Meade of Church Hill; his mother, Sandra Kay Meade; sister, Susanne Meade; brother, Jeff "Shorty" Meade and wife Lois; paternal grandmother, Abbie Meade, all of Kingsport; nieces and nephews, Alexis Meade, Kayla Robinson, Montana Meade, Shawna Meade, and Tristan Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and any time at the home of his sister.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at the funeral home with Rev. J. W. Depew officiating.

Burial will follow at the Carter-Meade Cemetery in Blackwater, Va.

Pallbearers will be "P.J." Phillip Robinson, Brandon Lane, Tim Thacker, David Derrick, John Willis, Joe Ramirez and David King.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Charles "Chuck" Meade.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clancy Palmer Meade

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Clancy P. Meade, 83, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at his residence in Nickelsville, Va.

Born in Nickelsville, Va., he graduated from Emory and Henry College. He was a member of the Nickelsville United Methodist Church and a retired national bank examiner with the United States Treasury Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Minnie E. McConnell Meade in 1929 and 1916.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Bond Meade, Nickelsville, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Mary Lou) Newman, Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; one sister, Jeanelle M. Jester, Chincoteague, Va.; one half-sister, Zelma Godsey, Kettering, Ohio; two brothers, Bueford K. Meade, Alexandria, Va. and Seibert D. Meade, Talbott; two half-brothers, Henry Earl Meade, Kingsport and John W. Meade, Springville, N.Y.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Nickelsville United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Robert Hamilton officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Nickelsville cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Diane Gay (Bush) Meade

COEBURN, Va. — Diane Gay Bush Meade, 55, died Monday (March 23, 2009) of heart complications at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Va.

She was employed by Mountain View Medical Center for 16 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Emerson Bush Sr.; one sister, Nancy Bush Dingus and one brother, Donnie Ray Bush.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Meade, Coeburn, Va.; mother, Lovley K. Owens Bush, Norton; daughter, Nova Meade and husband, Machelle, Coeburn; son, Christopher Meade, Coeburn; sister, Connie McConnell, Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, Oscar Bush Jr., and Marvin Shawn Bush, both of Dungannon, Va.; two grandchildren, Savannah and Madison Laney.

Visitation will be held Wednesday after 6 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Mann officiating.

Entombment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. The family will meet at the funeral home prior to the entombment.

Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emmitt Glen Meade

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Emmitt Glen Meade, 70, of Rt. 1, died at his home Friday [4/8/1977] at 1 p.m. after a brief illness. A life-long resident of Scott County, he was a member of Meade's Chapel Baptist Church and was a merchant and a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lola Tennessee Meade; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy McConnell, Kingsport; one son, Joe Meade, Nickelsville; one sister, Mrs. Ginnie Vicars, Nickelsville; one brother, Walker Meade, Nickelsville; and four grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, April 10, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Ervin Henry Meade

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Ervin H. Meade, 84, of Route 1, passed away Tuesday (June 15, 2004) at his residence.

He was born in Wise County, Va., on Dec. 3, 1919, the son of the late Harrison Meade and Cynthia Lawson Meade. He was a farmer.

Mr. Meade was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step daughter, Sue Bowman; brothers, Hansford Meade, Ted Meade, and Hershel Meade.

Surviving are his wife, Iona Welch Meade, of the home; son, John Hugh Meade and wife Donna, Nickelsville, Va.; foster son, Robert Wood and wife Rita, Church Hill; grandchildren, Rebecca Meade, Samuel Meade, Gavin Meade; foster grandson, Bryan Wood; sisters, Ruby Dingus and Bernice Meade both of Nickelsville, Va., Jenniewood Hayter, Meadowview, Va., Zelma Bevins, Richmond, Va.; brothers, Ballard Meade and Ned Meade, both of Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Friday with Elder Ronnie Beavers officiating.

Music will be provided by Gethsemane Quartet.

Burial will be at Point Truth Church Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Effie (Castle) Meade

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Effie Castle Meade, 75, Nickelsville, died at Meadowbrook Manor early Monday morning (Oct. 19, 1987).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Bell Cox Castle.

Surviving are her husband, Drexel Meade, Nickelsville; one daughter, Hazel Ruth Addington, Kingsport; three sons, Boyd Meade, Snowflake, Va., Bufford Meade and Kenneth Meade, both of Nickelsville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Lakie Castle, Nickelsville, Va.; two brothers, Barney Castle, Defiance, Ohio and Clyde Castle, Kingsport.

Services were conducted at Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Ryan and Rev. Lester Smith officiating.

Friends served as pallbearers.

Burial was in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Georgia (Lambert) Webb Meade

KINGSPORT - Georgia Webb Meade passed away Monday ( May 7, 2001 ) at Indian Path Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born in Dante , Va. , and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life.

She was a member of Vernon Heights Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and June E. Feathers Lambert; and her first husband, Arthur W. Webb.

Survivors include her husband, Henry F. Meade, Jr.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Hubert Lane, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Mary Ann Light, Tampa, Fla.; three stepsons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Connie Meade, Kingsport, Gene and Lupie Meade, Atlanta, Ga., and Rickey and Susan Meade, Kingsport; one granddaughter, Ginger Lane Little, and husband, Greg, Kingsport; step-grandchildren, John and Toni Light, and George Light, all of Tampa, Fla., Stephen Nunley and Brooke Meade, both of Kingsport; five step-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in East Lawn Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter, Sandra Lane , 165 Holcomb Street , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in East Lawn Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Earl Meade

KINGSPORT — To every thing there is a season, time to live, and a time to die. Earl Meade’s time to live came to an end at his residence in Kingsport on June 10, 2008 at age 89.

Earl was born, and grew up, in Scott County, Va. He was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Culbertson Meade. He moved to Kingsport after meeting and marrying the love of his life, Emma Lou Meade. Earl and Emma Lou were married for 61 years and had two children, Evan Meade who is a lawyer in Johnson City, Tenn. and Cheryl Meade Oliver who resides in Knoxville, Tenn.

Earl was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingsport, the Gate City, Virginia Catlett Masonic Lodge, No. 35, F&AM, the Jericho Shriners and the Moose Lodge. He was employed at Eastman Kodak in Kingsport for 40 years. He co-founded and operated Nu-Way Dry Cleaners in Gate City, Va. He was also a contributor to the Scott County, Va. weekly newspaper for a number of years.

Earl was an extraordinary individual in many ways. He loved talking to and meeting people from all walks of life and never knew a stranger. He was actively involved in the lives of his grandchildren. He was a supporter of Kingsport’s baseball team for over 50 years and rarely missed a home game. He was active in state and local politics and, until his health prevented it, worked in all elections as a judge for the Republican Party for over 40 years. Earl had a lifelong love of photography, traveling and gardening. In his 80’s, he learned to use a computer and became an avid internet surfer and e-mailer. Earl lived a full life with a loving family, adoring relatives and many friends. He had the ability to give of himself to others, to enjoy spending time with his extended family including cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and deeply loved his wife and children, all of which weave the fabric of a life well lived.

He is survived by his loving wife, Emma Lou Meade; his son, Evan Meade; his daughter, Cheryl Oliver Meade; and four grandchildren, Evan "Mac" Meade, who is a lawyer in Johnson City, Sam Oliver, Clancy Oliver, Chelsea Oliver; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers and sisters, John Meade, Siebert "Blacky" Meade, Buford Meade, Clancy Meade, Zelma Meade Godsey and Janelle Meade Jester.

Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow. The Meade family takes comfort in the knowledge of the reunion of tomorrow.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church in Kingsport.

Masonic services will follow at 7 p.m. with funeral services thereafter.

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

Honorary pallbearers will be the Baraca/Johnson Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church, Chancellor G. Richard Johnson and Dr. David Freemon .

The family requests those who knew Earl put in writing stories about or memories of him to be placed in a book about his life.

Condolences and stories/memories may be sent to: earlmeadefamily@gmail.com, www.mem.com, brought to visitation or mailed to Evan Meade, 215 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Iona M. (Welch) Meade

NICKELSVILLE — Iona Welch Meade, 89, passed away Monday (May 05, 2008) at Brian Center Health and Rehab. in Weber City.

She lived most of her life in Scott County. She attended Nickelsville High School, Radford College, and taught school in her earlier years and was a homemaker. Mrs. Meade was a member and clerk of the Point Truth Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Minnie O'Dell Welch; her husband, Ervin Henry Meade; a daughter, Sue Carol Boman of Bremerton, Wash.; a sister, Mary Jewell Welch Peters; brother-in-law, Grover Peters; and a half-sister, Dossie Welch Morrissey and brother-in-law, Bernard Morrissey of Woodbridge, Va.

Surviving are her son, John Hugh Meade and precious daughter-in-law, Donna Cox Meade, Nickelsville, Va.; granddaughter, Rebecca Meade; three grandsons, Samuel Meade and Gavin Meade of Nickelsville, Steven Shaw, of Washington; one great-grandson, Kevin Shaw of Washington; a loving and caring niece and nephew, Vicki and Robert Powell of Knoxville; nephew and niece, Glen and Jane Peters of Nickelsville, Va.; and a family she loved as her own, Bob, Rita, and Bryan Wood of Church Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Point Truth Primitive Baptist Church in Nickelsville, Va., with Elder Ronnie Beavers officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Point Truth Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sheila Nash, 148 Crow Holler Lane, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ivyl Kenneth Meade

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Ivyl Kenneth Meade, 92, of Rt. 1, Nickelsville, passed away Sunday (Sept. 25, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Meade was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He was a farmer and a member of Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Castle Meade; second wife, Martha Meade; parents, Jacob and Ethel Culbertson Meade; sisters, Faye Meade and Janette Addington; brother, Drexel Meade.

Surviving are his daughters, Mary Addington and husband Roger, Nickelsville, Margaret Rose, Weber City, Va., Buleah Fuller and husband S.R., Louisville, Tenn., Bernice Melton and husband Jim, Kingsport, Dorothy Stallard and husband Fred, Nickelsville; son, Earnest Meade and wife Carolyn, Kingsport; stepdaughters, Eola Rhoton and Bobbie Stone; stepsons, Bill Bloomer, Kenneth Barnette, Frank Barnette; grandchildren, Brad Addington, Scott Melton, Johnny Fuller, Craig Meade, Mitzi Sturgill, Patty Smith; great-grandchildren, Coty Sturgill, Jesse Fuller, Jelica Fuller, Emily Street, Jake Smith, T.J. Addington, Brittany Melton; sister, Zelma Easterling, Kingsport; brother, Guy Meade, Nickelsville; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Sturgill, Ed Smith, Boyd Meade, Buford Meade, and Kenneth Meade.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Niclelsville Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 237, Nickelsville, VA 24271.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. DeMotts.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jacob Marion “Jake” Meade

NICKELSVILLE - Jacob Marion (Jake) Meade, 85, Nickelsville Rt. 1, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport Friday night [2/23/1973] after a brief illness.

A retired farmer, he was a native of Scott County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Meade. He was a member of Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Zelma) Easterling, Kingsport; sons, Drexel, Ivyl, and Guy, all of Nickelsville; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Services Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial in the Nickelsville Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 25, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

James Lee Meade

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors
James Lee Meade was b. in Lee Co, but his Meade and Jennings ancestors moved from Scott Co to Lee Co.

KINGSPORT - J.L. Meade, 78, Watauga Street, went to be with his Lord on Saturday (Feb. 16, 2002) surrounded by family and friends.

He was born Sept. 9, 1923 in Lee County, Va., and resided in Kingsport most of his life.

Jim was a very dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsport. As his ministry and the love of his church, he was a watchman before and after services on Sundays and Wednesday nights.

He was the owner of Meades Concrete Products, and retired at the Mead Corporation after 32 years of service.

He was a sergeant for more than five years overseas during World War II.

Mr. Meade was a loving husband, father and papaw. He lived a long, happy life and always had a helping hand for anyone who needed it. He loved his family, friends and all who knew him. He was a good-hearted Christian. Because of his love for the Lord, he donated land to the Sullivan Baptist Association for a retreat center.

He was the son of the late William and Theoe Meade in Pennington Gap, Va.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Abbie Louise Meade; and a son, Charles "Chuck" Edward Meade; and three brothers, R.L., Raymond and John Meade.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Abbie Mae Meade; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Harold Nau; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Tonya Meade; daughter-in-law, Kay Meade, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Bill and Robert Meade of Kingsport, Joseph Meade of California; five grandchildren, Erin and Amber Nau, Charles, Jeff and Suzanne Meade; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; also special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Marvin Cameron and Dr. Ron Davis officiating.

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

Burial will follow in the Carter Family Cemetery in Blackwater, Va.

Pallbearers will be Doug Dickenson, Roy Hammonds, Phil Meade, Ronnie Sanders, Eric Warren and Tony Creech.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Creech and J.C. Gilliam.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 200 West Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Darrell Meade

Mr. Joe Darrell Meade, 78, Nickelsville, VA passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Meade was born in Scott County, VA on August 8, 1933 to the late Emmitt and Tennessee Farmer Meade.

Joe retired from Pittston Coal, Clinchfield Division in 1993 and served on the UMWA Compac Committee. He attended Nickelsville United Methodist Church.

Joe was a humble servant of the Lord giving tirelessly as he served as an active member of his community and county. He received numerous awards for his volunteer services and served on several community boards to include: RADA, Scott County Planning Commission, Scott County Board of Social Services, Scott County School Board, Fidelity Masonic Lodge #173, Nickelsville Area Recreation Park (Keith Memorial Park), Virginia State Parks Foundation, and the Virginia Commission on Government and Community Services. The Keith Memorial Park was a vision that Joe, along with so many other volunteers helped to make a reality for the Nickelsville community. He worked rigidly for the students, staff, and faculty of the Scott County Schools as a member of the School Board.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret Meade; son, Darrell Meade; granddaughters, Brittany Jo Edwards and husband, Jeffery and Hilary Meade and fiancé, Chris Frazier; sister, Peggy McConnell and husband, Billy Jack; sisters-in-law, Betty Salyer and husband, Myron, Bobbie Farmer and husband, Don, and Barbara Flanary; brothers-in-law, Johnny Flanary and wife, Jayne and Chuck Flanary and wife, Reba; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the amphitheater of Keith Memorial Park in Nickelsville, VA. Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Brandon Berg, Rev. Steve Collins, and Rev. Joe Barber officiating. Music will be provided by Scott County Community Choir and a special song by Janie Dixon.

Graveside services will be conducted by Fidelity Masonic Lodge #173 of Nickelsville, VA at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. The players and coaches of the Twin Springs Athletic Department will serve as pallbearers. Nickelsville Senior Citizens will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nickelsville Senior Citizens Park Fund, P.O. Box 71, Nickelsville, VA 24271.

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

The family wishes to convey a special thanks to nephew Gary McConnell.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Joe D. Meade.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Wesley Meade

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. - John W. Meade , was called home to our father unexpectedly Tuesday (Nov. 9, 1999).

Mr. Meade is preceded in death by his wife, Della Mae Meade (Nee Akers).

Surviving him is his two daughters and son-in-law, Teresa M. (James) Turner and Martha E. Mauro; son and daughter-in-law, J. Steven (Cynthia) Meade ; son-in-law, Frank Mauro; two sisters, Jeanella Jester, Zelma Godsey; three brothers and sisters-in-law, B. K. (Ruth) Meade , Earl (Emma Lou) Meade and Seibert Meade . Dear poppie to Joshua, Kyle, Johnna, Charles and Erin Mae.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

Interment will be in Spivey Cemetery, Manville Community.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lona Victoria (Kilgore) Meade

    NICKELSVILLE - Mrs. Lona Victoria Meade, 62, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Howard Gilmer of Nickelsville; one son, Harold Meade of Gate City ; and six grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Nickelsville Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester Furgeson and the Rev. Walter L. Yates officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nickelsville Cemetery .

    The body will be removed from Scott County Funeral Home to the home of her daughter at 5 p.m. Monday.

    Pallbearers will be George Gilmer, Charlie Gilmer, J. R. Gilmer, Claude Jesse, Bill Hartsock, Junior Nickels, James Francisco and J. P. Hartsock.

(From 'Kingsport Times' of Monday, October 31, 1955)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lula Elizabeth "Peanut" (Childress) Meade

KINGSPORT - Lula "Peanut" Childress Meade, 77, of Kingsport , passed away Tuesday ( March 2, 2004 ) at the Wexford House.

She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Meade was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and loved her family. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Childress and Minnie McClure Childress; one son, Johnny Ray Meade; three brothers, William Childress, Garnet Childress and Ed Childress; four sisters, Hazel Mosley, Carrie Lowe, Nancy Wilson and Mary Brown.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Rev. Warren G. Meade of Kingsport; daughters, Jerry Holloman and her husband Mike of Belmont, N.C., Pauline Derting of Church Hill; sons, Ralph Meade and his wife Jean of Gate City, Warren Meade Jr. and his wife Nancy of Hiltons, James Meade and his wife Nina of Kingsport, Harold Meade and his wife Brenda of Gray; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Little Mac and Betty McCullough of Kingsport, Mike and Jeannie Beavers of Gray, special friends at Wexford House.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the home, 2035 Adair Street , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Junior Parker and the Rev. Lee Knowles officiating.

Music will be provided by the Moneyhun family.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Matthew Holloman, Chris Holloman, Chad Meade, Andy Meade, Brian Meade, Aaron Meade, Randy Meade, Jason Derting and Greg Derting.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnathon Cleek and Mikey Hall.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Margaret Lou (Sluss) Meade

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Mrs. Margaret Lou Sluss Meade , 71, Nickelsville, Va., passed away Monday ( May 16, 2011 ), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Margaret was born in Scott County, Va., on April 1, 1940 , the daughter of the late Ballard and Lois Sweeney Sluss.

She was a member of Nickelsville United Methodist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Cindy Meade (2010); sister, Estelle (Tabby) Richmond ; and brothers, Ben Sluss and Oscar Fred Sluss.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jack L. Meade , Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Debbie Jo Dockery and husband, Larry (Dickie), Nickelsville, Va.; son, Gary P. (Meadeo) Meade , Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew Dockery and wife, Amber, Mark Dockery and Meagan J. Meade , all of Nickelsville, Va.; sisters, Virginia (Jenny) Campbell, Nickelsville, Va., and Brenda Jessee, Dungannon, Va.; brothers, Herschel Sluss, Castlewood, Va., Mack Sluss and wife, Mary, Nickelsville, Va., Don Sluss and wife, Lizzie, Dungannon, Va., and Charles Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; special friends, Becky Devine and Cathy Criswell; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Barber and the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Greg and Becky White will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Free Hill Baptist Church Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Mike Campbell, Vance Gilmer, Sid Collins, Conley Gilmer, Dale Nuckles, and Shannon Castle will serve as pallbearers. Joe Meade , Dr. Gregory DeMotts, Johnny Gilmer, and Maynard Jordan will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Gregory DeMotts, his nurses and staff, the nurses and staff at the Brian Center , and the doctors, nurses, and staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Care for their love and care of Mrs. Meade .

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Margaret Sluss Meade .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie (Blevins) Meade

CHURCH HILL - Nellie Meade, 92, of Carters Valley Road, formerly of Nickelsville, Va., went to be with the Lord late Monday evening ( July 30, 2007 ) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 8, 1914 , in Scott County , Va. , and was the daughter of the late, Dave and Frances Salyers Blevins. She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church . She enjoyed life and always looked forward to praising her Lord. She always found time to spend outdoors and looked forward to go fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patton "Pat" Meade; her sons, Herman and John Henry Meade; a sister, Dana Meade; a brother, Gale Dean; along with a nephew, Garvie Meade, Jr.

She is survived by her nieces, Frances Thomas and husband, Jim of Terra Alta, W.Va., Peggy Christian and husband, L.C. of Church Hill, Shirley Teets and husband, Dave of Baltimore, Md., Barbara Meade of Maryland; nephew, Don Meade and wife, Brooksie of Johnson City. Other family members also survive including, Tesla Christian, whom she thought of as a granddaughter.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow in the East Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Spivey, the Rev. Ed McClain and the Rev. Don Meade officiating.

Music will be provided by Rev. Ed McClain.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Holston View Cemetery . It is requested that family and friends wishing to attend those services, meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

The family wishes to thank Adventa Hospice, especially nurses Mary and Yvonne for the love and care given to Aunt Nellie.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Peggy Jane (Fugate) Meade

Peggy Jane Fugate Meade, 57, of Kingsport passed away at her home on Sunday night (August 14, 2011) due to an apparent heart attack.

She resided the majority of her life in Hiltons Virginia. Peggy, a registered nurse, retired from the Scott County Health Department. She attended Midway Baptist Church and was loving and helpful to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wako and Jane Fugate; an uncle, Charles Hart.

Peggy Fugate Meade is survived by her brother, Mike Fugate (Jonesborough, TN); aunts, Janett Hart and Ruth Fugate (both of Hiltons, VA); several cousins along with many special friends and her special little companion, "Scooter".

Calling hours will be held on Thursday (August 18, 2011) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday (August 18, 2011) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. George Willis officiating. Music will be provided by the Bowlin family singers.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday (August 19, 2011) at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1535, Gate City, VA 24251.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Meade family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Seibert Dwight Meade

Seibert Dwight Meade, age 90, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Talbott, Tenn. and the Washington, D.C. area, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002.

"Blacky", as he preferred to be called, and his wife Josephine, who pre-deceased him by seven years, were both members of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis.

Meade was born in Nickelsville on Dec. 13, 1911, the son of the late Chares E. and Minnie Meade. He was a graduate of Emory and Henry College in Emory. He was a Civil Engineer, who retired from the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. in 1971. He was a member of Fidelity Masonic Lodge #173 in Nickelsville for more than 65 years, a member of AARP, and a life member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He was an avid gardener and lover of birds and bees, having kept bees for many years at his home in Talbott, Tenn. He was a charter member of the North American Bluebird Society and each spring he hung gourds and put up houses for purple martins, eagerly awaiting their arrival.

His survivors include three daughters, Susan Meade McFadden, Memphis, Tenn., Janis Meade Ritter, Shelby, N .C., and Phyllis Meade Burkemper, Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Buford K. Meade, Sterling; a half brother, Earl Meade, Kingsport, Tenn. and a half- sister, Zelma Godsey, Vandalia, Ohio; a granddaughter, Kelly Moore, Burlington, Ky.; a grandson, Damian Burkemper, Brea, Calif. and three great-grandsons, Titus Moore, Ryan Moore and Bryce Moore of Burlington, Ky.

Scott County Virginia Star
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia (Gose) Smith Meade

KINGSPORT - Virginia Meade, 90, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 17, 1913. She was formerly of Weber City, Va., but had resided the last three years with her granddaughter in Kingsport. She was a homemaker and had worked as a caregiver for Mtn. Empire Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Meade was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B.E. "Fuzz" Meade; parents, Giles and Lula Martin Gose; first husband, Robert T. Smith; daughter, Shirley Hite; sisters, Catherine Perry, Sue Johnson, and Betty Quillen; brother, Charles Gose; stepdaughter, Margo Camp.

Surviving are her stepson and wife, Danny and Jennifer Meade, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Judy Wilkerson and husband Kenneth, Kingsport, Brenda Poe and husband Bill, Church Hill; great-grandchildren, Johnny Wilkerson, Jason Wilkerson and wife Jennifer, and Breann Poe; sister, Dana Bailey and husband J.R., Sullivan Gardens.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Barber officiating.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Carrie M. (Begley) Mellon

October 4, 1924 - December 13, 2013

Kingsport, Tennessee - Carrie M. Mellon, age 89 of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 13th, 2013.

Carrie was born on October 4th, 1924 to the late Patrick Monroe and Rosie Estep Begley. She was employed for many years by Shoney's. She later volunteered for the neighborhood service center.

In addition to her parents, Carrie was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Lynn Barnett, Sr.; brothers, Orbin & Doc Begley; sisters, Captoley Baker, Mary Quillen, Nancy Collett, and Beulah Powell; sons-in-law, John Arnold and Hubert Williams, Sr.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Diana S. Williams of Kingsport, Helen J. Arnold of Church Hill, Teresa Kaye Mellon Pless of Knoxville, and Jean Mellon Rhea of Hampton; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with Preacher Donnie Bishop, officiating.

The graveside service will be held Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Garden of Everlasting Life at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 10:45 AM.

Pallbearers will include Thomas Morrison, Steve Rhea, Randy Williams, Lewis Williams, Michael Harvel and Owen Wells.

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Carrie. A very special thank you goes to the staff of Brookhaven Manor, especially Dr. Lee, Tiffany and her caregivers on the 200 wing; each of whom cared for her with love and great thoughtfulness from November 6th, 2009 until her death.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Carrie M. Mellon.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Elizabeth (Blevins) Melton

GATE CITY, Va. — Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Melton, 88, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday ( Feb. 26, 2008 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Melton was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 6, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Jack and Emma Sharp Blevins.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Wesley Melton; four sisters, Bessie Dockery, Myrtle Hensley, Annie Lawson and Edith Castle; an infant brother, Howard Blevins; along with brothers, Everson Blevins and Harper Blevins, preceded her in death.

Her sister, Bonnie Buchanan of Coeburn , Va. ; and several nieces and nephews survive her.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clayton Williams officiating. Her nephew, Bill Hensley, will eulogize her.

Charlotte and Bill Hensley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. , Friday at the Hensley Cemetery , Dungannon , Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for their special care and wonderful devotion and to the staff of Brian Center and her caregivers, Helen Babb, Arlene Fox and Geneva .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Roy Mendenhall

Roy Mendenhall, 68, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Scott County, Va., died at 12:05 a.m. Friday [2/8/1974] in a Dayton hospital.

He was the son of Mrs. Corda Mendenhall of Kingsport and the late Will Mendenhall.

He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Virginia Walton of Kingsport, and Mrs. June Frazier and Mrs. Thelma Bridges, both of Holly, Fla.; sisters Miss Verdie Mendenhall, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Susie Hensley, Mrs. Irene Carr, Mrs. Mary Dougherty, Mrs. Janie Bledsoe, and Mrs. Laurie Mann, all of Kingsport; brothers, Charlie, Mobile, Ala, Walter and Buck, both of Franklin, Ohio; Ernest and Guy Mendenhall, both of Kingsport.

Jones Brothers Townsend Funeral Chapel Dayton, Ohio, is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday Feb 10, 1974

Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Lee Mendenhall

BLACKWATER, Va. — Ralph Lee Mendenhall, 73, of Blackwater, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Sept. 15, 2008).

He attended Rollers Chapel Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessee and Cora Elizabeth Bledsoe Mendenhall; daughter, Donna Leah Jones; three sisters, Edith Lawson, Mary Lumpkins and Ella Mae Bowen; three brothers, Charlie, Bradley and George Mendenhall.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shelby Mendenhall; daughter, Karen Gibson and her husband, Alan, Church Hill; son, Craig Mendenhall and his wife, Nita, Kingsport; son-in-law, Jeff and Vicky Jones and children; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. James (Jean) McPherson, Dobson, N.C.; brothers, Loyd Mendenhall and his wife, Lucille, Duffield, Lewis C. Mendenhall, Blackwater, Va.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 U.S. Hwy. 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neely and the Rev. David Kern officiating.

Music will be provided by Patricia Edwards and Kaylors Chapel Choir.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Douglas Mercer

GATE CITY, Va. - Ralph Douglas Mercer, 74, went to be with the Lord on Monday (June 16, 2003) at his residence.

He was born in Wise County, Va., on July 31, 1928 to the late Rev. William James and Myrtle Chapman Mercer.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William James Mercer Jr., Newton L. Mercer and Edward L. Mercer.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy P. Mercer, Gate City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Jeff Powers, Hiltons, Va.; son, Timothy L. Mercer, Asheville, N.C.; granddaughter, Amanda Fields; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Vernon Bays, Kingsport, Barbara and Ed Cassity, Albany, Ga., and Beulah and Shelburne Ferguson, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Helen Mercer, Hickory, N.C.; brother-in-law, Norman and wife, Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.; mother-in-law, Louella Pierson, Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Jones and the Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

Music will be by the Nottingham Choir.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Pete “E. P.” Myers

E.P. Myers, 95, of Kingsport died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Church Hill Life Care Center. He was born in Hiltons, Virginia October 30, 1916. He resided in Kingsport throughout his adult life.

Mr. Myers graduated from Hiltons High School. As a center for his high school basketball team he played in the first indoor gymnasium in Scott County. He was a long time member of First United Methodist Church and was a current member of Mountain View United Methodist Church. Prior to declining health, Pete was active in the Holston Conference, serving on several boards and wrote a history of the Methodist Churches in the Kingsport District. He enjoyed gardening, was an active member of the Sullivan County Historical Society and retired from Tennessee Eastman after 38 years of service. Pete was a devoted husband, caregiver, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth Cox Myers, parents James Melvin Myers and Florence Josephine Smith Myers, one brother, James Emory Myers and three sisters, Elsie Myers Musgrave, Lelia Myers Smith and Beulah Myers Hudson.

Mr. Myers is survived by one daughter, Dianne Myers Montford and husband, Charles Montford, of Kingsport; four grandchildren, David Richard Scruggs III and wife, Catherine, Church Hill, TN, Elizabeth Scruggs Whiting and husband, Darren, Nashville, TN, Andrew Myers Scruggs, Highland Park, NJ and Brian Edward Montford and wife, Angela, Elizabethton, TN; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The family would like to thank each of Mr. Myers' Kingsport caregivers, the staffs of Lakebridge Healthcare Center and Church Hill Life Care Center.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 at Hamlett-Dobson. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 with Reverend Jack Edwards officiating. Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be David Richard Scruggs III, Andrew Myers Scruggs, Richard Myers Beaird, Daniel Reed Beaird, Darren Nelson Whiting, Fred Hudson, Robert Teter, Kenny Taylor, and Frank McCauley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mountain View United Methodist Church, 4405 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664 or to Holston Home for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lt. Col. Virgil Carl Meyers

KINGSPORT — Lt. Col. Virgil Carl Meyers, 89, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday (March 4, 2010) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Virgil was born on July 12, 1920, in Baraboo, Wis. He graduated from Baraboo High School in 1938. After graduating, he joined the Army with Company H and left in October 1940, transferring to the Army Air Corp the following year. Virgil served in the Japan occupation forces. He was owner and operator of V.C. Meyers and Associates, Realtors and Construction. He was a lifelong member of the Board of Realtors, former president of the Home Builders Association, member of the Optimist Club, Moose Club, Elks Club, life member of the VFW of Kingsport, member of the American Legion for over 50 years, life member of the Military Officers Association of America. He retired from U.S.A.F. after 26 years of service in the reserves in conjunction with operating his real estate and construction company. His heart was at his boyhood home, at the farm in Baraboo, Wis. He was very proud of all his sons graduating college.

He was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church, read his Bible every day, had a strong Christian faith, he loved his church and fellowship with his church family and was in the Top 40 Club for many years. Virgil met Helen in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and was married in October 1946.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Addington Meyers; sister, Arphalyne Boyd; brother, Edwin Meyers.

He is survived by his three sons, Gary Richmond Meyers of Knoxville, Keith Edward Meyers and Carl Ashton Meyers, both of Kingsport; grandchildren, Virgil William (Billy) Meyers of Georgetown, Ky., Jordan Addington Meyers of Knoxville, Sarah Ashton Meyers of Knoxville, Ashton Blake Meyers of Crossville, Tenn.; sister, Audrey Parker of Baraboo, Wis., Lois Cass of Lake Delton, Wis., Joyce Broesch of Baraboo, Wis.; brothers, Roy Meyers of Kokomo, Ind., Curtis Meyers of Baraboo, Wis., Gerald Meyers of Fall River, Wis., Dean Meyers of Delta, Utah, and Wayne Meyers of Lake Delton, Wis.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel in Oak Hill Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating.

Memorial contribution may be made to Mountain View United Methodist Church, 4405 Orebank Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

“Not ours to know the reasons why

Some loved one we must part

But ours to wait for God’s own time

Though bleeding in the Heart”

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park is honored to serve the family of Lt. Col. Virgil Carl Meyers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mabel R. (Starnes) Milhorn

KINGSPORT - Mabel Starnes Milhorn, 86, entered into eternal rest at 6 p.m. Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center of a heart attack.

She was born July 31, 1913 in Hill Station, Va., and moved with her family to Kingsport at an early age. She married George F. Milhorn on June 1, 1932 and until his death on Nov. 14, 1990 they were active in the Mt. Carmel and Ketron Memorial United Methodist Senior Citizen Groups.

Mrs. Milhorn was a lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol in good standing for over 20 years. She was a member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church and attended Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church in her later years.

She was an avid sports fan who loved to watch the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George F. Milhorn; her parents, Ezra and Nannie Starnes; an infant sister, Dora Starnes; and two sisters, Lantha Gibson and Nora Lane.

Surviving are her beloved son, George T. (Tommy) Milhorn and wife, Bobbye, Kingsport; a granddaughter, Cindy Milhorn Fleenor and husband, James, Blountville; a great-granddaughter, Jamie Anne Fleenor, Blountville; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Allen and Hildred Ledwell, both of Kingsport; two brothers-in-law, Sam Milhorn and wife, Genevieve Milhorn, and Bill Lane, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; special friends and neighbors, Ruth Pyle, Drew Hommell and the Danny Burrell family of Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with the Rev. Jim Adcox officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Harris, Charlie Norman, Charlie Dixon, James Fleenor, Jay Flanary and Danny Burrell.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Allie May (Smith) Bruce Miller

WEBER CITY, Va. — Allie Bruce Miller, 97, of Weber City, Va., passed away Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2007) at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation-Hillside .

Born May 6, 1909 in Scott County, Va., Mrs. Miller retired from F.W. Woolworths after 28 years service.

She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Yuma, Va.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Eliza Quillen Smith; her first husband, Beldon Bruce; second husband, Echol Miller; three sisters; four brothers; and one grandson, Jerry

Surviving are her daughter, Anna B. Jeter and husband, Paul, of Kingsport;

two granddaughters,

Jane Hobbs and husband, Randall; Joy Henshaw and husband,

Bob; three great-granddaughters, Amanda Hobbs, Rachel Henshaw, and Jessica Henshaw; and one great-grandson, John R. Hobbs.

The family expresses appreciation to the nurses at SunBridge Hillside and Adventa Hospice for their special care during such a difficult time.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Don Large and Rev. Dr. Ralph Kidd.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 East Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664, or Prospect United Methodist Church, Route 7, Box 996, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Nell (Mullins) Miller

GATE CITY, Va. — Anna Miller, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2008) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born Jan. 21, 1925, to the late William Ray Mullins and Julia Horton Mullins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, R.J. Miller; great-grandson, William Paul Templeton; sister, Lou Belle Bishop; brothers, Earnest, Don, Malcolm Mullins.

Survivors include her husband, Rufus Miller; Gate City, Va.; daughter, Sandra Robinson, Gate City, Va.; step daughter, Darla Miller, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Anthony and Tammy Templeton, Richard Templeton, Leanne and Scott Vermillion, Tommy and Amy Collins; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Joel, Talea, Richard Jay and Amanda Templeton, Drew and Sophie Vermillion; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betsy and Paul France, Clinchport, Va., Sue and R.J. Turner, Mount Carmel; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Carol Mullins, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jeff DeBoard and Rev. Mark Estepp officiating. Music will be provided by Stanley Rogers, Dennis Fritz and Andrea Shepard.

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.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, great-grandsons and nephews.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil C. Miller

(wife b. Scott Co)

WISE, Va. - Cecil C. Miller , 84, Wise, Va., passed away Saturday (April 22, 2006) at his home.

He was a retired employee of the Wise County School System, working in the maintenance department, with 29 years of service, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force.

Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Gladys C. Miller ; two sons, Jerry Miller , and Tom Miller and wife Rhonda, all of Wise, Va.; a grandson, Jeremy Miller , of Atlanta, Ga.; and a brother, William Tommy Miller , of Nunan, Ga.

Graveside services for Cecil Miller will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Beverly Cemetery. Burial will follow.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

Sturgill Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Christy Elizabeth Miner

Christy Elizabeth Miner, 52, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8 [2012] at Wellmont HVMC after a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County & had attended Sullivan West High School. She worked at Picadilly Restaurant for several years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Christy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister & friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill & Martha Miner; brothers, Danny & Johnny Miner; maternal grandparents Melvin & Elizabeth Barrett.

She is survived by her daughter, Kristen Fortin (Joseph); grandchildren, Jayden, Drake & Maddox Fortin; sisters, Becky Smith (Gary) & Karen Short; loving companion of 12 years, Scott Bishop; uncle, J. M. Barrett (Imogene); & several nieces, nephews & cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh and Rev. Garland Tipton officiating.

(Great-granddaughter of Maldon Sr and Mattie (Quillin) Lane of Scott Co.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Cora Nell (Barnett) Miller

KINGSPORT - Cora Miller, 85, of Kingsport, went to be with Jesus on Friday ( Feb. 17, 2006 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Mrs. Miller was born in Scott County, Va., on March 9, 1920 to the late Thomas E. and Isabelle Duncan Barnett. She was a loving wife and mother and she had a special love for flowers. She was a member of Morrison City Mission Church of Kingsport .

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Geraldine Edith Miller; and 11 brothers and sisters, John Barnett, Viola Pearson, Wesley Barnett, May Gibson, Rosa Sloan, Luther Barnett, Sam Barnett, Ora Barnett, Edith Vogt, Clyde Barnett and Eugene Barnett.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Denver Miller of Kingsport; one daughter, Barbara Miller Conner and husbands Steve of Knoxville; two sons, Jarrell Miller and wife Jane of Greeneville, and Edward Miller and wife Brenda of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Karen Chapman of Chuckey, Susan Hall and husband Chad of Greeneville, Lee Anna Miller of Gallitan, Tenn., Christina Conner of Knoxville, Nathan Miller and wife Ashley of Columbia, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron Chapman and Brooklyn Hall; special nieces, Virgie Roberts, Lois Smith, Jewell Boysworth and Jessie Cloud; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Morrison City Mission Church with Rev. Kenneth Hill and Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday following the funeral service until 6 p.m. at the church.

Interment services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Garden of the Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park . Those who wish to attend the graveside services should meet at Oak Hill Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. in order to go to the graveside in procession.

Active pallbearers will be Nathan Miller, Thomas Barnett, Charles Gibson, Timothy Hill, Matthew Hill and Larry Robertson.

Rufus Miller, Clyde Hill, Charles Hommell and other men of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center of Scott County, Va. , for their care and concern given to Mrs. Miller.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park , Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Cora Nell Barnett Miller.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Cordelia "Delia" (Quillin) Miller

DOWNS - Delia Miller, 97, Downs, died Sunday, April 20, [1986] at the Downs Nursing Center after a long illness.

Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 12, 1888, in Gate City, Va. She was a member of the Downs Christian Church and had been a Downs resident most of her life.

Her husband, Edward, died in 1975.

Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Jones of McPherson; three sisters, Verda Schell, Beatrice Broadwater, and Edna Sallings, all of Virginia; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Downs Christian Church, the Rev. David Hardy officiating.

Burial will be in the Downs Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Domoney Funeral Home, Downs.

(Daughter of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Tues., Apr. 22, 1986

Submitted by Don Lane

Dewey Miller

Dewey Miller, 67 Duffield, VA passed away, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Miller was born in Scott County, VA on September 1, 1944 to the late Ralph and Gertrude Hall Miller. He was a six year veteran of the United States Army, serving one year in Vietnam as a Communications Specialist.

In addition to his parents, his sisters, Alma Stevens, Glois Casterline; two infant sisters, Betty and Margaret Miller; and a brother, Tommy Miller preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Alan Miller and mother, Louise Taylor, Church Hill, TN; step-sons, Gordon Light and wife, Leaine, Kingsport, TN, Frank Light and wife, Renee, Gate City, VA, and Kevin Light and Stephanie, Hartsville, SC; six step-grandchildren; sister, Carmen Shupe and husband, John Henry, Duffield, VA; brothers, Clint Miller and wife, Phyllis, Duffield, VA and Troy Miller and wife, Rose, Duffield, VA; several nieces and nephews; special caregivers, Kathy Arwood, Kelly Fugate, Shannon Bishop, Judy McPhearson and Kristy Fritz.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Gordon Light, Frank Light, Kevin Light, Terry Hilton, Norman Bishop, and Will Earwood will serve as pallbearers. Shannon Bishop and Bill Earwood will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Saturday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dewey Miller.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Ann (Meade) Miller

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Dorothy Ann Meade Miller, entered into rest Friday ( March 12, 2004 ) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol , Tenn.

Mrs. Miller was born in Richlands, Va., on Aug. 6, 1928, daughter of the late John Carden and Mary Kilgore Meade. She was a graduate of Emory and Henry College , was a former employee of the Scott County School System and was a member of the Gate City Community Fellowship Baptist Church . She dedicated her life to nurturing children in her career as an educator and with her family, friends and church.

Her husband, J.C. "Rip" Miller, preceded her in death in April of 2003.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Miller Vass, Lexington, Ky., Jane and Curtis Spriggs, Bristol, Va., and Susan and Brad Fitzgerald, Roanoke, Va.; sons and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Debbie Miller, Gate City, Va., and David Miller, Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Sarah and Katie Vass, Alison and Andrew Miller and John and William Fitzgerald; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jim Thornton, Gate City, Va.; sister-in-law, Beulah Mae Orr, Atlanta, Ga.; nieces, Betsy Jennings and Ann Lacy; nephew, Jimmy Thornton; and several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Johnny Miller.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John Sheppard and the Rev. Joe Barber officiating. Judy McConnell will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery in the Snowflake community of Scott County , Va. The family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Allen Dougherty, Doug Humphreys, Joe Rusek, Joey Rusek, Bob Ervin, Brad Fitzgerald and Curtis Spriggs will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Fellowship Baptist Church , P.O. Box 1407 , Gate City , Va. 24251 or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd. , Staten Island , N.Y. 10305 .

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Earnest Ray Miller

WEBER CITY, Va. - Earnest Ray Miller, 85, went home to be with the Lord Saturday (May 25, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on June 9, 1916 in Scott County, Va., to the late Worley and Suda Taylor Miller.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Ray Miller; one sister, Joyce Edwards; three brothers, Luther, R.J. and Cellus Miller.

Mr. Miller retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company after 33 years of service working in the CE Division.

The two happiest days of his life were when he got saved and when he got married.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Miller, Weber City; four sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sherry Miller, Weber City, Johnny and Ina Rhea Miller, Gate City, Va., Earnest and Rosella Miller, Church Hill, Gerald and Rita Miller, Gate City, Va.; three sisters, Dorothy Tipton, Gate City, Va., Mable Clendenin, Kingsport, and Reba Dishner, Clinchport, Va.; four grandsons, Richard, Mickey, Stephen, John Miller Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Sydney Miller, and one great-grandson, Joshua Miller; two stepgrandchildren, Patricia and Stacey Stout; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of E. Ray Miller.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Richard, Mickey, Stephen, John Miller Jr., Shane Miller and David Dishner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Tipton, Mack Brickey, Anthony Hass, Larry Kinkead, Mark Owens, Bruce Dishner, J.C. Dishner and Gregory "Buck" Tipton.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eddie Joe Miller

Eddie Joe Miller - 68, entered into rest March 29, 2010 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Eddie is the son of the late Dorothy Opal Green McClellan.

Eddie was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Vietnam era.

Surviving is his wife, Katherine E. Miller of Gate City, VA, daughter and son-in-law; Rachel Miller Hess and Bryan of Kingsport, TN. a sister and brother-in-law; Mary Alice McClellan and Mike of Gate City, VA., grandchildren, Samantha Jo Hess and C.J. Hess, along with special niece, Donna Caldwell, Church Hill, TN and other nieces and nephews.

Military Graveside service for Mr. Miller will be held Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Franklin Cemetery in the Bishop Town Community of Rye Cove, VA conducted by American Legion Hammond Post # 3 of Kingsport and # 265 Gate City along with the Virginia National Guard. Rev. Nancy Hobbs will be officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of one's choice.

Gate City Funeral home is honored to be serving the Miller family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Edward Albert "Edd" Miller

DOWNS - The funeral for Edd Albert Miller, 89, Downs, will be at 2 pm Saturday at the Downs Christian Church, the Rev. Dale Robertson officiating.

Mr. Miller died Wednesday [12/17/1975] at the Mitchell County Memorial hospital, Beloit, after a short illness. He was born Aug. 27, 1886, at Sabetha and was a longtime farmer in the Downs area. For 50 years, he and a brother had operated a threshing crew in the Downs area. He retired and moved to Downs in 1964. He was a member of the Downs Christian Church.

Surviving are the widow, Delia; 2 daughters, Mrs. Rose Peters of the home, and Mrs. Juanita Jones, Inman; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lydia Breon, Fruitland, Ida.; and Mrs. Rose Wolfe, Durham, N. C.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Downs city cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Friday at the Domoney funeral home, Downs. The family suggests memorials to the Downs Christian Church.

(Edd Miller’s wife was Cordelia "Delia" (Quillin) Miller, daughter of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Thurs., Dec. 18, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn Colleen (Daugherty) Miller

KINGSPORT - Colleen D. Miller, 76, of Aesque Street, went to be with the Lord at 8:40 a.m. Friday morning ( May 5, 2006 ) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born April 13, 1930 , in Scott County , Va. , a daughter of tile late Ed and Janie Gray Daugherty. She was a homemaker and member of Ketron United Methodist Church . Colleen was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Miller; her son, Danny Miller; and her sister, Marilyn Stallard.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda M. Pendleton and husband, John of Kingsport; her granddaughter, Tonya Mounger and husband, Duane of Church Hill; three great-grandchildren, Kyle, Mikayleigh and Kinzee Mounger; two brothers, Ed Daugherty of Kingsport and Bill Daugherty of Madisonville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Sue Fraley of Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and others also survive. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at tile Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City .

Services will follow at 7 p.m. in tile funeral home chapel witil the Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be her nephews and friends.

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

Memorials may be made to Ketron United Methodist Church Memorials, 301 Virgil Avenue , Kingsport , TN 37665 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gary Wayne Miller

KINGSPORT - Gary Wayne Miller, 59, of East Carter's Valley, went home to be with Jesus Saturday (March 27, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness. His loving family was by his side.

Gary attended Willow Chapel Church in Kingsport and retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 33 years of service. He then worked at Wackenhut for a brief period. He graduated from Lynn View High School in 1963 and then served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy (Dot) Miller; maternal grandparents, W.G. Allen Sr. and Bessie Allen.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Garnetta (Culbertson) Miller of the home; three precious children, Jeff, Karen, and Jason; four grandchildren, Brittany, Preston, Corey, and Cassie; father, E.L. Miller and wife, Margaret; grandmother, Susie Kern; two brothers, Jim and wife, Connie, and Terry and wife, Bonnie; two nephews, Allen and Brandon Miller; nieces, Angela Sanders, Teresa, and Melissa Miller; and several special aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with his best friend, the Elder Frank Gilliam and Elder Pastor Carl Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Brandon and Allen Miller; brothers-in-law, Donnie Jones, Donnie Clamon, Jim, Carl, and Butch Culbertson; and friend, Clint Hensley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS (Lou Gehrig's) in the Kingsport area or Shriner's Children Hospital, 950 Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia (Dean) Miller

KINGSPORT - Georgia Miller passed away Sunday ( Jan. 2, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born Dec. 26, 1907 in the Midway community of Scott County , Va. , where she lived most of her life before moving to Kingsport to live with her daughter. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and homemaker and a retired school teacher, having taught 32 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olbert Miller; her son, Don Miller; her brother, Wilbur Dean; and sister, Artie McConnell.

Survivors include her daughter, Sue Ann Fraley; daughter-in-law, Colleen Miller; a granddaughter, Linda Pendleton and husband John; one grandson, Jeff Fraley and wife April; two great-granddaughters, three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joan Whitaker, Naoma Piper and Faye Ebert; one brother, Jerry Dean; and her many special friends at the Oaks of Kingsport where she lived for the last 10 years of her life.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Georgia Dean Miller.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys E. (Carico) Miller

WISE, Va. — Gladys E. Miller , 80, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2008) at the Heritage Hall Health Care in Wise, Va.

She was of the Protestant faith and was a retired employee of the Wise County School System maintenance dept.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil C. Miller ; three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry Miller and wife, Shirley and Tom Miller and wife, Rhonda, all of Wise, Va.; a grandson, Jeremy Miller of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother-in-law, William Tommy Miller of Nunan, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Carico of Big Stone Gap, Va.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robin Sturgill officiating.

Burial will be in the Beverly Cemetery.

Family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or charity of one’s choice.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glenda Sue (Pearcy) Miller

KINGSPORT - Glenda Sue Pearcy Miller, 53, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday (July 21, 2002) at her home following a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Glenda was born in Sullivan County and lived in Kingsport her entire life. She attended Lynn View High School and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School.

She was a previous member of the Holston Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Prior to her illness she was employed by Caldwell Banker Real Estate.

Glenda was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church and attended Gravely Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Teeny Sutherland Pearcy; and her father Echol E. Pearcy.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Claude Miller of the home; daughter, Lisa Hurd and husband Gerald, Mount Carmel; grandsons Colby, Avery and Grayson Hurd; sisters, Margaret Crawford and husband Glenn, Kathy White and husband Charles; brothers, Harold "Bud" Pearcy and wife Sandy, Dennis Mike Pearcy, and Tracy Pearcy and wife Debbie, all of Kingsport; nieces, Heather Doub and Sonya Baker; nephews, Steve Crawford, Travis Crawford and Lance Pearcy.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Salley and Rev. A. Richard Ratliff officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Steve Crawford, Travis Crawford, Lance Pearcy, Tim Casteel, Larry Prillhart, Pat Prillhart and Randy Hurd.

In lieu of flowers, Glenda's wishes were for memorials to be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Memorial Program, One St. Jude Place, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis Tenn. 38148-0552 or Gideon International, P.O. Box 571, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Grace Margaret (Noe) Miller

WEBER CITY, Va. - Grace Margaret Miller, 81, entered Heaven Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2005).

She was born in Greene County, Aug. 15, 1924, to the late Jess and Jessie Couch Noe.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Ray Miller; and an infant daughter, Judy Ray.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sherry Miller, Weber City, Johnny and Ina Rhea Miller, Gate City, Va., Earnest and Rosella Miller, Church Hill, Gerald Miller, Gate City, Va.; four grandsons, John Jr., Richard, Mickey and Stephen Miller; one great-granddaughter, Sydney Miller; two great-grandsons, Joshua Miller and Brady Miller; two stepgrandchildren, Patricia Stout and Stacey Stout; sister, Nell Ruth Anderson, Springfield, Ohio; brother, Charles Noe, Lawrenceville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the home place in Weber City.

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

Music will be provided by Phillip Elliott, James "Babe" Lawson and Toke Hensley.

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.

John Miller Jr., Richard Miller, Mickey Miller, Stephen Miller, Johnny B. Howard, Buck Tipton and Anthony Hass will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Weber City building fund, 362 US Hwy. 23N, Weber City, VA 24290.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harvey Jack Ellis Miller

WISE, Va. — Harvey Jack Ellis Miller, 84, passed away Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) at his home in Wise, Va. surround by his loving family.

He was a Christian, attending the Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church and was a mechanic and owner of Jack Miller and Sons for 33 years. He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne, was a Paratrooper and a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Mamie Ellis Miller; a grandson, Adam Miller; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Minton Miller; children, Linda Miller, Jackie Miller and wife, Kimra, Chuck Miller and wife, Val, David Miller and wife, Donna and Kenny Miller; grandchildren, Mandy Funk, Mamie Thacker, Michelle Smith, Andrea Dotson, Amy Kennedy, Ashley Miller, Charles Ellis Miller II, Mary Jane Sturgill, Kendra Fleming, Jennifer Miller, Autumn Miller, Chase Miller, Ashton Miller, Nikki Miller and Jimmy Frank Combs II; 10 great-grandchildren; one future great-grandson; a sister, Georgia Murray of San Antonio, Tex.; several nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Large and Rev. John Clark officiating.

Burial will follow in the Wise Cemetery Wise, Va. with military graveside rites conducted by the local VFW members and the Virginia National Guard.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Don Lane

Helen Sue (Ervin) Miller

Mar 21, 1928 – Jan 17, 2012

KINGSPORT — Helen Sue Ervin Miller, 83, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday, January 17th, at Wellmont Hospice House following a lingering illness.

A native of Scott County, she had lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was an interior decorator having worked for W.B. Green, Deels and Grindstaff Interiors. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Warner Ervin and Emily Gilliam Ervin.

Sue is survived by her husband, Lekah Miller; sister, Jean Davis and husband, Herman, of Kingsport; brothers, Bernie Ervin and wife, Betty, of Weber City, VA, Arley Ervin and wife, Okie, of Weber City, VA, and Kenny Ervin and wife, Sandra, of Wytheville, VA; sisters-in-law, Pat Rose, of Gray, TN, Sheila Jean Poole and Judy Miller, both of Johnson City, TN; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 19, 2012, from 5-6:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Sue Ervin Miller.

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James Michael Miller

BRISTOL, Tenn. - James Mi­chael Miller, 44, 120 Vance St., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday (April 1, 1994).

Surviving are one daughter, Lin­da Gail Mill­er, Kingsport; his mother, Virgie M. Miller, Clinch­port, Va.; one grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. A.W. (Peggy) Jones, Memphis, Mrs. Delmer (Reba) Duncan and Mrs. Cecil (Helen) Bowen, both of Clinch­port, Va., Elizabeth Tipton and Evelyn Williams, both of Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Kenneth Steve Miller, Jonesborough, John C. Miller, Blountville and Jerry Miller, Bristol, Tenn.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hensley Cemetery in Speers Ferry.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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John Clinton “J.C.” Miller

GATE CITY , Va. - J.C. "Rip" Miller , 82, entered into rest Monday ( April 21, 2003 ) at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol , Tenn.

He was born in Maryville , Tenn. , May 30, 1920 to the late William David and Clara Anderson Miller .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Miller was a teacher, principal, coach and administrator for 35 years. He was a member of Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Gate City . Rip had many friends throughout the area; he loved to laugh and joke.

He also had a love of athletics, tennis, volleyball, football and also farming. He shared vegetables from his garden with dozens of friends.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Meade Miller , Gate City, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Miller Vass, Lexington, Ky., Jane and Curtis Spriggs, Bristol, Va., Susan and Brad Fitzgerald, Roanoke, Va.; two sons and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Debbie Miller , Gate City, Va., David Miller , Richmond, Va.; sister, Beulah Mae Orr, Atlanta, Ga.; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Jim Thornton, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Sarah and Katie Vass, Alison and Andrew Miller , John and William Fitzgerald; 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. John Sheppard and the Rev. Joe Barber.

Music will be provided by Judy McConnell.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lawson Confederate Cemetery , Snowflake, Va. The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bucky Clabaugh, Dave Shreve, Tucker Coleman, Doug Humphreys, Jim Osborne, Allen Dougherty.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Fry, Joe Rusek, Jay Vermillion, Fred Greear, Ford Quillen, Jim Thornton, Dan Culbertson, Darrell Dougherty, E.B. Gray, Sr., John Vicars, Campus and Hardee's breakfast friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Fellowship Baptist, P.O. Box 1407 , Gate City , Va. 24251 , and Holston Children's Home, P.O. Box 188 , Greeneville , Tenn. 37744 .

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John Franklin Miller

KINGSPORT — John Franklin Miller, of Kingsport, died Thursday afternoon ( June 30, 2011 ), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Whitesburg , Tenn. , he had resided in Kingsport since 1958. He moved to Kingsport from Spring City , Tenn. where he had been an active dairy farmer. John served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an officer during the latter part of World War II. John was president and owner of Tennessee Electric Company, a major industrial construction contractor, from 1958-2006. He was also a former director of Kingsport National Bank, First Tennessee Bank and Tri-Cities Bank.

John was an active member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of The Olde Farm and The Virginian golf courses.

He is survived by his wife, Celesta Carter Miller, of the home; son, J. Randolph Miller and wife, Harriet, Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Peyton R. Miller, Cambridge, Mass., A. Gaines Miller, Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mildred Ballew and husband, Frank, Morganton, N.C., Peggy Yow and husband, James, Raleigh, N.C., Nancy Morelock and husband, Doyle, Kingsport; brother, Charles A. Miller, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Donald F. Carter and wife, Teresa, Piney Flats; aunt, Marie Faust, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private family burial will take place in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. David A.Cagle officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of John F. Miller.

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Leona Marie (Sims) Miller

JOHNSON CITY — Marie Sims Miller, 86, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2012), at her apartment at Magnolia Crossing in Appalachian Christian Village.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Miller; her parents, Mac and Ethel Newton Sims of Hilton, Va.; sister, Francis Sims Kern of Kingsport; and brother, Malcolm J. Sims of Hiltons, Va.

She is survived by her sister, Alice Carrier and her husband, Chuck of Bristol, Tenn.; her sister-inlaw, Gloria Sims of Hiltons, Va.; many beloved

nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Born in Hiltons, Va., Marie has lived in the Piney Flats or Johnson City area since 1947. She was proud of her service as a civilian worker in the military, serving as an administrative assistant to the commander of the ETSU ROTC program until her retirement. She loved the university, its faculty, and its students, and continued to stay involved with it as much as possible, volunteering in various ways until declining health prevented it. Marie was always a tireless worker in the church, serving in many different capacities at New Bethel Presbyterian Church in Piney Flats and then later at First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City where she was very active in years past with the women’s group and the senior citizens. She also served on committees for the Holston Presbytery.

Marie was proud of her significant contribution to her community during her many years of service with the Women’s Auxiliary at the Johnson City Medical Center, where she served as president for several years. She was also involved with the conception, planning, and building of the Ronald McDonald House there. Her condo association at Xanadu Place elected her as president and to other offices as well several times in her years at that location, and Marie was also active with the ETSU Retirees group.

A committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Monte Vista Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews, great-nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Arrangements entrusted to Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, 37601, (423) 282-1521.

 

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Marie (Woodring) Miller

GATE CITY, Va. — Marie Woodring Miller, 88, passed away Tuesday (April 22, 2008) at the Dunlop House in Colonial Heights, Va.

She was the daughter of the late Basil and Flora Anderson Woodring. She was a member of the National Education Association (NEA) and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Mrs. Miller taught advanced math and physics at Gate City High School and served as principle of Ft. Blackmore Elementary and Hiltons Elementary. She was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H. Price Miller; and a grandson, William Nall, Jr.

She is survived by a daughter, Anne Miller Nall and husband, Bill of Surry, Va.; son, Dr. Gary Miller and wife, Karen of Danville, Va.; daughter, Pamela Myrtle and husband, Rick of Apex, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael Nall and wife, Lek, Tim Nall and wife, Carol, Lauren, Kevin and Allison Miller, Greg and Geoff Myrtle; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Nathan Nall; sister, Betty Hall of Kansas City, Kans.; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at Gate City United Methodist Church on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Brown and Dr. Gary Miller officiating.

Music will be provided by Jim Baker.

Graveside services will follow at Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Fries (Grayson County) Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be Timothy Nall, Michael Nall, Gregory Myrtle, Geoff Myrtle, Rick Myrtle, Bill Nall and Kevin Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Md. 20871 or Gate City United Methodist Church, 255 Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251 or charity of ones choice.

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Yvonne Louise (Templeton) Graham Miller

Johnson City, TN - Louise Miller, 72, Johnson City, TN passed away, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at NHC Johnson City.

Louise was born in Scott County, VA on July 11, 1940 to the late Abe and Blanche Templeton.

In addition to her parents, her brothers, Bruce and Carson Templeton preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Hope Whiting and husband, Spyke, Gray, TN; sons, Ronald Graham, Kingsport, TN, Michael Graham and wife, Lisa, FL, Eddie Graham and wife, Kathi, Kingsport, TN; sister, Billie Quillen, Gate City, VA; brother, Robert Templeton, Homa, LA; grandchildren, Eric Graham and wife, T. J, Heather Odham and husband, BJ, Jordan Stout, Taylor Graham, Casey Whiting, great-grandchildren, Drew and Ashton Odham, Aaliyah Graham; step-great grandchild, Josh Cody; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11-1 p.m.; Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor David Clark officiating.

Graveside services will follow, Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Louise Miller.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Kemper James Million

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

KINGSPORT — God called and Kemper James Million, a born-again Christian, answered on Feb. 12, 2008, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving wife, children and a host of friends and angels.

Kemper was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Sullivan County and was the son of Joseph James Million and Clarice Erwin Million. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Casteel and Kate Williams; three brothers, Ronnie, T.R. and Rickey Million.

He was a faithful member of Freedom Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Carmel.

Surviving Kemper are his loving wife of 49 years, Wilma (Williams) Million, of the home; daughters, Tammy Fowler, Jonnie McCrary and husband, Scott all of Kingsport; son, Gregory Million, Hiltons, Va.; granddaughter, Lori Ann Fowler, Kingsport; grandsons, Samuel Carl Fowler and Andrew Scott McCrary, both of Kingsport; mother, Clarice Erwin Million; and sisters, Betty Collier, Kingsport, Sue Hawkins and husband, Wayne, Hiltons, Va., Sharon Blair and husband, Scott, Kingsport; special sisters-in-law, Brenda Hall and Doris Tipton; several nieces and nephews and a whole host of friends and loving church members.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh, the Rev. Willie Neeley and the Rev. Ed McClain.

Special music by True Faith and Lisa McMurray.

Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park, Chapel of Memories. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 12:45 p.m. for procession to the Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be David Tipton, J.C. Russell, Darrell Bishop, Tony Cavin, Hugh Anderson, Dennis Hageymeyer, Joe Davidson, Bob Jenkins and David Trivette.

Honorary bearers will be Alfred "Doc" Ketron, Jeff Winegar, Jack Carter, Dan Lewis, Ralph Wolfe, Roger Woods, and Bob Hib- bitt.

If there were angels on earth the nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley 2nd floor CICU are ones. Thanks to all the nurses and staff and special thank you to Dr. David Maziarz.

East Lawn Funeral Home your dignity memorial provider is serving the Kemper Million family.

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Ricky Joe Million

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

KINGSPORT - Ricky Joe Million, 53, went to be home with the Lord Saturday (July 23, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born April 13, 1952.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Joe Million; brothers, Ronnie Million and T.R. Million; sister, Kate Williams; several baby brothers and sisters.

Rick left an impression on everyone who came in contact with him in the last 33 years. He was a hero to all of us.

Survivors include his mother, Clarice D. Million, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Kemper and Wilma Million, Kingsport; sisters, Betty Collier, Kingsport, Jane Casteel, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Sue and Wayne Hawkins, Hiltons, Va., Sharon and Scotty Blair, Kingsport; special friend, Darlene Calton, Kingsport; nieces, Mona Lisa (Sissy) Collier, Judy Houseright, Penny Wright, Terry Watts, Tammy Fowler, Jonnie McCrary, Sherry Doran, Debbie Steadman and Cindy Collins; nephews, Scotty Collier, Danny Casteel, Greg Million, Shannon Williams, Jeff Blair and Kenny Million; several great-nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh and Pastor Smith Kestner officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tipton Family.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, E. Carters Valley. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Herman Cemetery, E. Carters Valley.

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Ronnie Malcolm Million

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

KINGSPORT - Ronnie Malcolm Million, 58, entered into eternal rest Sunday (Sept. 1, 2002) at his residence.

Mr. Million was born January 20, 1944 in Sullivan County, son of Dicey Clarice Ervin Million and the late Joseph J. Million.

In addition to his father, an infant son, Tony Million; a sister, Kate Williams; and a brother, T.R. Million, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Clarice Million, Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Keith Larkins, Surgoinsville; son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Julie Million, Kingsport; grandchildren, Britney Head, Garett and Gracie Larkins, Thomas Dalton and MeKayla Million; sisters, Betty Collier, Kingsport, Jane Casteel, Slant, Va., Linda Sue Hawkins, Hiltons, Va., and Sharon Blair, Kingsport; brothers, Kemper Million and Rick Million, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother and the residence of his son.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Andy Sensabuagh, the Rev. Stan Tate and the Rev. Smith Kestner officiating.

The Tipton Family and the Holder Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ervin Cemetery in the Manville community. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the service.

Scotty Collier, Keith Larkins, Danny Casteel, Kevin Collins, Nick Watts, Jeff Blair, Keith Collins and Shannon Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Jerry Meade, Fred Ketron, Frank Ketron, Ron Powell, Larry Laney, Wayne Hawkins, Greg Million and Jack McClellan will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Theodore Randy "T. R." Million

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

CHURCH HILL - Theodore Randy ``T. R.'' Million, 45, entered into rest Tuesday (Dec. 13, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born July 4, 1954, in Sullivan County, Tenn., a son of Clarice Ervin Million and the late Joe Million. He was a 1972 graduate of Ketron High School and was a machine operator at Quebecor Printing.

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

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Greear ``Becky'' Million , Church Hill; mother, Clarice Ervin Million , Kingsport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Collier, Kingsport, Jane Casteel, Fort Blackmore, Va., Jerial and Kate Williams, Gate City, Wayne and Sue Hawkins, Hiltons, Va., Scotty and Sharon Blair, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kemper and Wilma Million, Kingsport, Ronnie Million, Hiltons, Ricky Million, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence in Church Hill and his mother's residence in Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating. A Eulogy will be given by Emmitt Smith. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ervin Cemtery on Copper Ridge in the Manville Community. The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in precision to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darrell Greear, Danny Casteel, Jeff Blair, Scotty Collier, Kevin Collins, Jeff Dotson, Nicky Watts, and Kenny Million . Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Million , Shannon Williams, Wayne Hawkins, Jerial Williams, and Scotty Blair.

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Bill Miner

Bill Miner, 65, 6117 Lone Star Road, Kingsport, died at 1 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1993) at the VA Medical Center, Mountain Home after a short illness.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., serving in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Miner had received the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation with Good Conduct Medal.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Born in Hawkins County, he had lived most of his life in Kingsport and Johnson City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Minnie Miner; one son, Danny Michael Miner; one sister, Minnie Mabe.

Surviving are his wife, Martha 'Melviline' Miner, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Becky) Smith, Mrs. Dewey (Christy) Lawson, both of Kingsport, Karen Miner, of the home; one son, John Miner, of the home; five grandchildren; one step granddaughter; two step great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolen and the Rev. Ronnie Morelock officiating.

Military graveside rites will pe conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Walkers Fork Cemetery by Charles Dewitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

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Danny Michael Miner

Area Wrecks Take 2 Lives

Two young area men were killed in separate auto accidents early Sunday morning [3/4/1973] — one heading home after a Haysi, Va., band engagement and the other while riding with a carload of friends.

Dead are Danny Miner, 17, of 6117 Lone Star Road and Allen Carroll Lane , 19, of Route 1, Gate City .

Miner was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday morning after the accident on Reservoir Road .

According to Sullivan County Deputy Frank Ryan, who investigated, Miner was a passenger in a car driven by Audie Light, 17,  Rt. 6, Rogersville.

Ryan said the car was traveling toward Blairs Gap at a high rate of speed when Light evidently lost control of the car on a curve."

Ryan said the car "tore up 75 feet of fence and landed against a tree." The accident occurred at 2:11 a.m. Sunday.

Other passengers in the car were Steve and Jerry Carr, 16 and 18, both of Rt. 4; and Tony Light, 17, Rt. 4.

Both Audie and Tony Light were admitted to the hospital where Audie is listed in fair condition and Tony Light is "poor." Both Carr boys were treated and released.

Miner was born in Sullivan County , and was a junior in Sullivan West High School . He attended Hill Top Mission Church .

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Miner of the home; three sisters, Rebecca Jean, Karen and Christy Miner all of the home; one brother, Johnny Miner of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and

Mrs. Melvin Barrett of Kingsport; paternal grandfather, Adam Miner of Rogersville.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 (Kingsport Times / Monday, March 5, 1973)

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Johnny Thomas Miner

Johnny Miner, 34, 6117 Lone Star Road, .Kingsport, died Wednesday (March 9, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center emergency room of a heart attack.

He was a member of Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church and was an employee of C.C. Dickson Company.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Miner, December 25,1993; a brother, Danny Miner; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Elizabeth Barrett; paternal grandparents Adam and Minnie Miner.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Michael Miner, Kingsport; his mother, Martha Melviline Miner, of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Gary (Becky) Smith, Mrs. Dewey (Christy) Lawson, both of Kingsport, Karen Miner, of the home; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Morelock, the Rev. Orville Dolen, and the Rev. Robert Steadman officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Walkers Fork Cemetery.

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Martha Melviline (Barrett) Miner

Martha Melviline Barrett Miner, 64, 6117 Lone Star Road (Lone Star community), died at 3 a.m. Thursday (March 6, 1997) after an extended period of poor health.

She went to be with her Savior, family and friends. Mrs. Miner was born in Sullivan County where she lived in the Lone Star area her entire life. She last worked at Piccadilly Cafeteria, where she worked for 11 years. She was a member of Walker's Fork Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin T. and Elizabeth Barrett; her husband, Bill Miner; two sons, Danny Michael Miner and Johnny Thomas Miner; one sister, Emma Jean Price; and one brother, Roy T. Barrett.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Becky) Smith, Karen Miner and Christy Miner, all of Kingsport; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Yolanda Townsend, Kingsport; one brother, Joseph (J.M.) Barrett, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the home, 6117 Lone Star Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Keith Williams, the Rev. Robert Steadman and the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Walker's Fork Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walker's Fork Cemetery Fund, c/o Ruby Bragg, Roseberry Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Margaret Ruth (Nickels) Meniketti

ALBANY, Calif. - Margaret Ruth Nickels Meniketti, 85, was killed by a drunk driver (June 6, 2007) at an intersection just yards from her home.

Ruth was born July 2, 1921 in Thelma (Wise County, Va.), and was the daughter of James Wilson Nickels and Venus Stallard Nickels. She grew up in Benham (Harlan County, Ky.) and graduated from Benham High School in 1939. In 1944, she graduated from Berea College as a member of the class of '43 - she had taken a year off to earn money for her education. Ruth relocated to California during World War II.

Ruth was an activist member of the Sierra Club who worked for the betterment of Albany. Mayor Robert Cheasty said, "Ruth was a lifelong environmentalist who made her contribution in a quiet and consistent way." In 2001, the Albany Chamber of Commerce named her "Citizen of the Year." She was the longest serving member of the Albany Park and Recreation Commission and had served on the City Council. She was a volunteer tutor in the Adult Literacy Program.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn (1936); a brother, Douglas (1994); stepmother, Charlotte Osborne Nickels (2001); and her former husband, Dario Meniketti.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Meniketti-Cook and husband, Stephen, Portland, Ore.; a son, Marco and wife, Lisa Ponchione Meniketti, Castro Valley, Calif.; three grandchildren, Daniel and Nicholas Cook, Portland and Julianna Meniketti, Castro Valley; a brother, Darrol Nickels and wife, Georgia, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Cora Saylor Nickels, Henryville, Ind.; an aunt, Miss Juanita Stallard, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins in Northeast Tennessee and Scott County, Va.

The family suggests that any memorial donations be made to Berea College, c/o Mae Suramek, P.O. Box 2203 CPO, Berea, Ky. 40404.

Her wish to be cremated was honored. A memorial service is planned for September.

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George Washington Minnich

GATE CITY, Va. -- George W. Minnich, 76, retired carpenter, died at his home here at 10:20 a.m. Thursday [12/29/1955] after a long illness.

He was born and reared in Scott County.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucinda Turner Minnich; three sons, Dee, Clyde and Bob Minnich, all of Gate City; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond O'Brien and Mrs. Emil Kohler, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Robert Duncan and Mrs. Clyde Jones, Wytheville, Va., and Mrs. A. M. Carico, Gate City; and two brothers, Clint Minnich, Kingsport, and Henry Minnich, Weber City, Va.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Jess McMurray will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob and Nelson Herron, Pat Cox, Ed Jennings, Will Ray Benton, Robert Starnes, Garvey Smallwood and Garvey Poston.

The body will remain at the funeral home until the funeral hour.

Kingsport Times, Friday, December 30, 1955

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Walter Lewis Minnich

CHURCH HILL — Walter Lewis Minnich, 68, passed away Saturday (March 07, 2009) at his residence.

He was born in Sullivan County and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was a carpenter and had been employed by T.V.A. He loved to work on cars and was an avid flea market watch trader and watch repairer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Kelly and Delia Jones Minnich; and brother, Willie Ray Minnich.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Hensley Minnich, Yuma, Va.; daughter, Janie Brown and husband, Scott Duffield, Va.; sons, Richard Minnich and Charles Minnich, both of Yuma, Va.; seven grandchildren, Matthew Minnich, Church Hill, Amanda Music and husband, Eric, Gate City, Va., Hannah Brown, Duffield, Va., Keith Minnich, Gate City, Va., Caleb Minnich, Gate City, Va., Alex Minnich, Church Hill and William Minnich, Church Hill.; one great-grandchild, Wyatt Music, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews; two cousins; two special friends, Bob Allen, Kingsport and Louey Barnette, Gate City, Va.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Crawford officiating.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Lane, James Fansler, Quinton Thacker, Eric Music, Jack Sanders and Mike Bean.

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Willie R. "Bill'' Minnich

GATE CITY, Va. - Willie R. Bill'' Minnich, died Thursday (May 2, 2002) at Lonesome Pine Hospital after an illness.

Born in Kingsport, he was the son of the late Charles Kelly Minnich and Delia Mae Jones Minnich. He was a retired administrator and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He attended Oak Glen Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Walter Minnich of Yuma, Va.; nephews, Richard Minnich and Charles Minnich, both of Yuma, Va.; and a niece, Jamie Brown of Manville.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Committal services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mountain Home Veterans Cemetery in Johnson City with military honors provided by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382 of Kingsport.

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Myrtle M. (Haynes) Minnnick

WEBER CITY -- Mrs. Myrtle Haynes Minnick, 73, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 10:15 a.m. Thursday [ 10/7/1965 ] after a brief illness.

 Survivors include her husband, Henry Minnick; daughter, Mrs. Edsel Hilton, Gate City; sons, Basil and Edwin, both of Gate City; sisters, Mrs. David F. Grimm and Mrs. Dexter Bellamy, both of Gate City; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Paul Blessing will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

 The family will receive friends at the funeral home.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, October 8, 1965)

Kingsport Times

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Anna Eliza (Bowen) Minton

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Anna (Eliza) Bowen Minton , 87, Route 5, died Wednesday (Aug. 19, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker. She attended Peterson Chapel Church and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Camel (C. B.) Bascom Minton Sr.; a daughter, Violet Jean Minton ; two sons, Troy Minton and Lewis Nelson Minton ; her parents, Lewis F. and Catherine Willis Bowen; two sisters, Dorothy Hood and Martha Amburgey; and a brother, Kedrick Bowen.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Bernice) Mink, Ridgecrest, N.C., Mrs. Lorraine Minton , Mrs. Edward (Sallie) Snodgrass, both of Duffield, Va., Mrs. Elmer (Della) Bernard, Kingsport, and Lula Belle Minton , Duffield, Va.; four sons, Bascom (C. B.) Minton Jr., Duffield, Va., William Carl Minton , Clinchport, Va., Larry Eugene Minton and Gary Joe Minton , both of Duffield, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dixie Hill, Duffield, Va., and Uthema Townsend, Clinchport, Va., and Virgie Bowen, Duffield, Va.; a brother, Arthur Bowen, Duffield, 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 the residence.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating. A psalm will be read by Jeff Deboard. Music will be provided by Patsy Mason.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Burial will be at the Minton Cemetery, Duffield, Va. (Cliff Mountain community).

 

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Gary Joe Minton

DUFFIELD, Va. - Gary Joe Minton, 46, of the Jasper community, died Wednesday morning (Dec. 27, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an illness.

Born in Kingsport, he was a heavy equipment operator and was of the Baptist faith.

He was the son of the late Campbell Bascom and Anna Eliza Bowen Minton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lewis Nelson Minton and Troy Minton; and a sister, Violet Jean Minton.

He will be missed by his many friends and family members who loved him dearly.

Surviving are his wife, Aleta Jones Minton, of the home; son, Billy Joe Minton, Duffield, Va.; daughters, Crystal Ann Minton and Tiffany Jean Minton, both of Duffield, Va.; brothers, Bascom Junior Minton and Larry Eugene Minton, both of Duffield, Va., and Carl Minton, Clinchport, Va.; sisters, Bernice Mink, Estol Lorraine Minton, Sally Minton Snodgrass and Lula Bell Minton, all of Duffield, Va., and Della Bernard, Kingsport.

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

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

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Minton Cemetery in Jasper.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

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Larry Eugene Minton

DUFFIELD, Va. - Larry E. Minton, 56, of the Cliff Mountain community, passed away Sunday (March 11, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Larry was born on Cliff Mountain in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late, C. B. and Eliza (Bowen) Minton. He was a surface miner for 26 years and a junior pasteurizer for eight years with Pet Dairy in Kingsport. Larry was a Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Margaret Rogers Minton; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and Clyde Rose of Duffield, Sally and Orbin Stacy of Gate City, Va., Della and Elmer Bernard of Kingsport, Lorraine Minton of Duffield and Lulla Bell Minton of Big Stone Gap, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, C. B. Minton, Jr. of Duffield and Carl and Betty Minton of Rye Cove, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Childress officiating.

Burial will follow in the Minton Family Cemetery on Cliff Mountain in Duffield, Va.

Nephews and a niece will serve as pallbearers.

Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap is in charge of arrangements.

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Lula Belle Minton

DUFFIELD, Va. — Lula Belle Minton, 67, of Cliff Mountain area, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 21, 2007) at 11:45 a.m. from a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on April 30, 1940 and was the daughter of the late C.B. "Bass" Minton and Anna Eliza Bowen Minton. She attended Peterson Chapel and Bowen Chapel Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Jean Minton; brothers, Lewis Minton, Larry Minton, Gary Minton, and Troy Minton.

Surviving are four sisters, Bernice Rose and husband, Clyde "Peanut," Duffield, Va., Lorraine Minton, Duffield, Va., Sallie Stacy and husband, Orbin, Gate City, Va., Della Bernard and husband, R. Elmer, Kingsport; two brothers, C. Bascom Minton, Jr., Duffield, Va., Wm. Carl Minton, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews whom are all very special.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence, 1145 Cliff Mountain Way, Duffield, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating. Patsy Mason will provide the music.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Minton Family Cemetery, Cliff Mountain community, Duffield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ridgecrest Manor nurses and Dr. Fred Merkel and to Polly Summitt and I.H. House, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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Martha Lucille (Jessee) Minton

DUFFIELD, Va. - Martha Lucille Jessee Minton, 61, died peacefully on Saturday morning (Oct. 12, 2002) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Freeman Monroe Jessee and Dolly Anderson Jessee.

Mrs. Minton was a homemaker and a member of Mabe's Chapel Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Jessee and Joe Jessee; three sisters, Elizabeth Dillon, Mary Walling and Ruth Jessee.

Surviving are her husband, Bascom Minton Jr. of Duffield, Va.; a brother, Ralph Jessee of Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Janice Zacharias of Arlington, Va.; special nephews, George Walling of Kingsport, Michael Jessee of King George, Va., Wayne Walling and Harold Dillon, both of Clinchport, Va.; several other nieces and nephews; and a special great niece, Anna Dillon.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet and Tommy Scott.

Committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hills Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia, P.O. Box 349, Norton, Va. 24273.

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Roy Roger Minton

Nickelsville, VA - Roy R. Minton, 67, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Monday, November 5, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Minton was born in Mingo County, WV on February 10, 1945 to the late Nathan Marvin and Thelma Rasnake Minton.

Roy was a graduate of Nickelsville High School and served 2 years in the United States Army attaining the rank of Sgt. He was an employee of the Kingsport Press for 43 years. He attended Nickelsville United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Nickelsville Ruritan Club since 1999.

He especially enjoyed working at the Bush Mill during their Fall Festival and delivering meals to the elderly in the community at Christmas.

In addition to his parents, 5 five brothers; 6 sisters; father-in-law, Fred Wheatley, Sr.; brothers-in-law, David Harbin, Sr. and Fred Wheatley, Jr.; and his nephew, Clint Harbin preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia Wheatley Minton, Nickelsville, VA; daughter, Amy Porter and husband, Kevin, Gate City, VA; his very special granddaughter, Emily Porter, Gate City, VA; mother-in-law, Ann Wheatley, Nickelsville, VA; brothers, Paul Minton and wife, Emma, Seaman, OH, Curtis Minton and wife, Ada, Yuma, VA, Tivis Minton and wife, Wanda, New Hope, AL, Steve Minton and wife , Flo, Nickelsville, VA, and Joe Minton and wife, Wanda, Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Margie Poteat and husband, Charles, Cleveland, TN, Lola Dean, Kingsport, TN, Rosa Harrison and husband, Fred, Bristol, TN, Elaine Minton , Kingsport, TN, Debra Chapman and husband, Tony, Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Debbie Harbin and her son, David Harbin, Maynardville, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Ann Wheatley. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Brandon Berg and Rev. Joe Barber officiating. The Nickelsville Community Choir will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 by V.F.W. Post 5715, Big Stone Gap, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, VA. Glen Broadwater, Ronald Wheatley, Fred Kendrick, Paul Addington, Roy Meade, and Dewane Turner will serve as pallbearers. Members of Nickelsville High School Class of 1964 will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Nickelsville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 70, Nickelsville, VA 24271.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Roy R. Minton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Earl Fugate Mitchell

KINGSPORT - Earl Fugate Mitchell, 76, passed away Tuesday (July 18, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center from a sudden illness.

He was born in Scott County on Oct. 17, 1929 and was the son of the late John Mitchell and Mary Cassell Mitchell. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during World War II and retired from Holston Valley Medical Center after 22 years of service. Mr. Mitchell was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lillie Mae Farmer, Della Burton and Ida Hartsock; brothers, Ervin Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell and Mitchell

Surviving are his sons, Douglas Mitchell and special friend Gwen Mayo, Nashville, Tenn., Dennis Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell and wife Martha, Kingsport, , Mt. Jackson, Va., Jimmy Mitchell and wife Dalia, Albuquerque, .M., Bobby Mitchell, Calif.; daughter, Barbara Kirkland and husband Harold, Tenino, Wash.; special grandchildren, Tonya, Kimberly, and April Mitchell, of the home, Shannon Mitchell; oth- grandchildren, James and Roger Mitchell, Tommy, Adam, and Jennifer; five great-grandchildren; sister, Violeta Nickels and husband Edwin, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 .m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence, 115 Katherine St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Spears officiating.

Music will be provided by Roy and Julie Morelock.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Salyers Cemetery in Long Hollow section Nickelsville, Va.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Mitchell, Dennis Mitchell, .L. Mitchell, Garold Nickels, John Byrd, and Dusty Drake.

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Emma Lyda (Larkins) Joyce Mitchell

KINGSPORT - Emma Lyda (Larkins) Joyce Mitchell, 85, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Hawkins County and had lived most of her life in Kingsport. She retired from Holston Valley Hospital, Wilcox Hall, in 1975 due to health reasons.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Samuel R. Joyce Jr., the father of her children, and Worley Mitchell; a daughter, Peggy (Joyce) Hawkins (2003); a grandson, David A. Hawkins; her parents, Jim and Rebecca Larkins; four sisters, Alice Singletary, Elsie Derrick, Nellie Joyce and Laura Matlock; five brothers, Andrew, Eldridge, Robert, Neal and James Larkins; 12 half-brothers and sisters.

Surviving are three daughters, Anna Frances Clark and husband Charles L. Clark, Shirley Collins and husband Ted N. Collins, Willa Dean Overbay and husband George D. Overbay, all of Kingsport; one son, Jimmie R. Joyce and wife Judy, Fall Branch; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchild; son-in-law, Charles Hawkins, Baileyton, Tenn.; two sisters, Leona Blair, Surgoinsville and Gladys Oakes, Church Hill; two very special friends, Shirley Thomas and Mabel Leeper; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the home of the daughters, Shirley Collins, 1836 Midview St., or Willa Dean Overbay, 4109 Bomitch Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garland Tipton and the Rev. Luther Russell officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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Gladys (Hickman) Mitchell

 

KINGSPORT - Gladys Hickman Mitchell, 87, died Saturday (March 6, 2004) at her daughter's home in Norcross, Ga., following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Mitchell was born and had resided in Kingsport most of her life and having resided with her daughter the past two years.

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of First Church of God in Blountville.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Mary Reed and Birdie Christian; and one brother, Mack Hickman.

Surviving are her daughter, Jane Mitchell Faircloth of Norcross, Ga.; one grandson, Paul Christian Faircloth of Buford, Ga.; one sister, Blanch Fulkerson of Rochester, N.Y.; one brother, G.S. Hickman of Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leighton Roberts officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Memorial Park.

 

(Grandparents in Scott Co – Andrew J. and Mary Isabell McClellan. Daughter of Enoch Tip Hickman and Bethel Jane (McClellan) Hickman.)

 

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Lula Elizabeth (Taylor) Mitchell

KINGSPORT - Lula Elizabeth Taylor Mitchell, 82, passed away Sunday (July 20, 2002) at Sunbridge Hillside Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in the Rye Cove community of Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Miles E. and Carrie Davidson Taylor.

She was a former employee of J. Fred Johnson Department Store and was also a CNA with Holston Valley Hospital.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Mitchell; stepson, Stanley Mitchell; sister, Dorothy Madison; and brothers, Herbert and Ed Taylor.

Survivors include her stepdaughter, Sue Martin, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Lisa Mitchell, Wayne and Janie Taylor, all of Kingsport; stepson and daughter-in-law, Stanford Mitchell and wife Nellie, Kingsport; grandson, Austin Chase Mitchell; step-grandchildren, Valerie Moore, Billy Moore, Jason Moore, Sandy Sykes, Linda Mitchell and Regina Hutchins; step-great-grandchildren, Carly Hutchins and Christian Moore; sister, Reba Williams, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Jack Taylor, Clinchport, Va., Joe Taylor, Church Hill, J.B. Durham, Kingsport, Irvin Taylor, Gate City, Va., and Kenneth Taylor, Chantilly, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery. Family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill McConnell, Jeff McConnell, Billy Moore, Jason Moore, Leroy Cleek, Scott McConnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Coy Bishop and J.B. Durham.

Memorials may be made to the Youth Department of First Baptist Church of Weber City, P.O. Box 2155, Weber City, Va., 24290.

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Carson Talmage Moffitt Jr.

Carson Talmage Moffitt Jr., 61, Kingsport, died Wednesday ( Feb. 11, 1998 ) in the Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol , Tenn.
A native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County , he was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army. He was formerly an operations manager at Mason and Dixon Lines. At the time of his death, he worked in sales with Cumberland Clarklift, Inc., where he had been employed for the last 10 years.
He was a member of Oakwood Forest Christian Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Moffitt Lawson in 1989; a grandchild, Jama Lynn Lawson in 1984; and his father, Carson Talmage Moffitt Sr.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Bellamy Moffitt, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Talmage and Kathy Moffitt, Kingsport; two granddaughters, Cara Paige Lawson and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Moffitt; a grandson, Landon Christopher Moffitt; his mother, Ethel T. Moffitt, Kingsport; three sisters, Jane Tunnell and Patricia Clevenger, both of Kingsport and Judy Gross, Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, John Moffitt, Greenville, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ed Clevinger officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Gardens .
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center , c/o Holston Valley Medical Center , P.O. Box 238 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .
Pallbearers will be Larry Carter, Paul Godsey, Bob Arnold, Alan Lester, Gene Herron and Wayne Brickey.

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Larry Wayne “Slick” Moffitt

KINGSPORT — Larry Wayne “Slick” Moffitt , Sr., 67, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday (Aug. 25, 2009) at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born in Church Hill, Larry had been a resident of Kingsport for most of his life. He was a retired welder and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buster and Mabel Mitchell Moffitt ; brothers, Bill Moffitt and R.C. Moffitt ; mother-in-law, Emma Riner; uncle, Paul Clark; infant niece, Lisa Moffitt .

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marie Riner Moffitt , of the home; daughter, Nikki Frazier and husband, Chad, of Blountville; son, Larry Moffitt , Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Church Hill; two step-grandchildren, David Rivers and Anastasia Hunt; two great-grandchildren, Zoie and Bailey; sister-in-law, Bertie Moffitt ; aunts, Roberta Clark, Eloise Mitchell, Ruth Click and Jane Mitchell; uncle, Melvin Mitchell and wife, Jo; several cousins; and his beloved pet dog, Luke.

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

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Salley officiating. The American Legion will also perform a military committal service immediately following the funeral service.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Sheena Moore with hospice.

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

[Larry and wife Marie are descendants of Jacob & Jalah (Stallard) Wolfe of Scott Co.]

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William Eugene "Bill" Moffitt

(He and wife are descendants of Scott Co Wolfe family.)

KINGSPORT — William (Bill) E. Moffitt, 75, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009) at his residence after an extended illness.

Born in Hawkins County (Church Hill), Bill lived in Kingsport for the past 48 years. He retired from First American Bank after over 33 years of service. Bill was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Lisa; his parents, William E. and Mable Mitchell Moffitt; and one brother, R.C. Moffitt.

Bill is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Bertie Gibbons Moffitt, of the home; one sister-in-law, Helen Reedy, of Atlanta, Ga.; brother-in-law, William Kincade, of Locust Grove, Ga.; one brother, Larry Moffitt and wife, Marie, of Kingsport; two nephews, Mike Reedy, of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Larry Moffitt, Jr. and wife, Tammie, of Church Hill; two nieces, Anita Brown and husband, Chip, of Atlanta, Ga. and Nickie Frazier and husband, Chad, of Blountville.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Aaron Pierce officiating.

A military graveside service will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with the American Legion Post 3/265, Joe W. Byrd Chaplain.

Color Guard will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Habitat for Humanity, 100 Greenwood Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663 or a charity of one’s choice.

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

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Mary Italy (Gray) Moneymaker

GATE CITY, Va. - Italy Gray Moneymaker, 95, of Route 2 (Midway community), passed away Tuesday (Sept. 3, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on June 24, 1907 and was the daughter of the late William C. Gray and Ellen McConnell Gray. She was a teacher for 34 years with the Scott County School System.

Mrs. Moneymaker was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church where she also served as a Sunday School teacher for several years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Carter Moneymaker; sisters, Vileta Gray and Dana Campbell; brother, Emil Gray.

Surviving are her daughters, Kelsey Clark, Duffield, Va., Cartelene Gillenwater, Kingsport; grandchildren, Donna Stewart, Duffield, Va., Angela Rupert, Terre Haute, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Kyle Rupert, Kelsey Rupert and Jim Stewart.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Large officiating.

Burial will follow at Morgan Chapel Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Serving as pallbearers are Austin Compton, Larry Stallard, John Stallard, Jim Stewart, Don Clark and Bo Stewart.

In honor of her wishes for no flowers, donations may be made to the church or charity of choice.

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Elsie Elizabeth (Bass) Monroe

KINGSPORT — Elsie Elizabeth Bass Monroe, 100, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning (Nov. 12, 2008) at her residence.
She was born Dec. 23, 1907 in New Canton, Hawkins County to Isaac Newton and Minnie Boyd Bass.
Mrs. Monroe attended Broadview Street Church in Lynn Garden all of her adult life and played the piano for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Frank Dewey Monroe; four sisters, Mary Ruth Bass, Mae Clevenger, Hattie Price and Gertie Forbes; six brothers, John, Spurgeon, Franklin, Charles Elmer, Wade, and Jessie Bass; one granddaughter, Teresa King; and one grandson, Rusty Moore.
Surviving are two daughters, Beatrice Monk and Alma June King; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 17 great-greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services were conducted at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Evangelist Ronald G. Manis and Captain Brian West officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Everlasting Life at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Elsie Bass Monroe.

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Wilma Naomia (Hammonds) Calton Smith Monroe

GATE CITY, Va. - Wilma Naomia Monroe, 47, entered into rest Monday (Aug. 20, 2001) at her residence.

Mrs. Monroe was born September 11, 1953 in Scott County, Va., to the late Wrightly and Margaret Peters Hammonds.

Survivors include her husband, Colen Monroe, Gate City; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Smith and Patrick Good, Weber City, Va.; one son, Curtis Trent Smith, Weber City, Va.; five sisters, Hazel Matheson, Surgoinsville, Mamalee Hammonds, Dickersonville, Va., Louella Hammonds, Weber City, Va., Beatrice Lane, Duffield, Va., and Elizabeth Strong, Kingsport; three brothers, James Hammonds, Yuma, Va., Hurbert Hammonds, Duffield, Va., and Robert Paul Hammonds, Weber City, Va.; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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 the Rev. Danny Sykes officiating.

Music will be provided by Melody Sounds.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Haynes Family Cemetery, Yuma, Va.

The family will be receiving friends following the funeral and graveside services at the residence of Margaret and Patrick Good, Click Street, Weber City, Va.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Shirley Ann (Fields) Goodman Monroe

GATE CITY, Va. - Shirley Ann Monroe, 65, passed onto a beautiful new home early Saturday morning (Feb. 5, 2005) to rejoice with those who have traveled this path before her. She will be greatly missed and her outspoken, yet loving demeanor remembered.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on May 19, 1939.

She was preceded in death by her beloved mother and father, Lona and Walter Fields; one brother, Gene Fields; two sisters, Kathleen "Kat" Ball and Faye Fields; and her husband, Virgil Monroe.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Rhonda Sue Elam, Weber City, Va.; two cherished grandchildren, for whom she devoted her life and love too, Michael Allen Elam and girlfriend, Brandi Hensley, Weber City, Va., Jessica Nicole Elam and boyfriend, Andrew Vanzant, Weber City, Va; three sisters, Willie "Bill" Gillenwater and husband, Bobby, Midway, Va., Lorraine Hammonds and husband, Jim, Manville, Va., Dorothy Lawson and husband, Garney, Yuma, Va.; two brothers, Claude Fields and Paul Fields, both of Gate City, Va.; sister-in-law, Francis Fields; several nieces and nephews; a special friend and neighbor, Ms. "Sis" Collins; and many friends at Clinch View Manor.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home, or anytime at the home of her daughter, and at the home of her granddaughter.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Roy Lane and Bro. Michael Fields officiating.

Music will be provided by Living Waters Trio.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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James E. Montgomery

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — James "Jim" E. Montgomery, 58, of Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Saturday, (July 2, 2011) at his residence.

Mr. Montgomery was born on Jan. 19, 1953, in Sullivan County, Tenn., to the late James Ernest Montgomery and Nannie Beavers Montgomery. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Montgomery and Fred Simpson.

Surviving are his wife, Bobby Payne Montgomery, of the home; three daughters, Vickie Lee of Nickelsville, Va., Rebecca Godwin and husband, Kenneth of Kingsport, and Shawn Montgomery of Florida; one son, Dewayne Lawson of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Monte Lee, Zachery Lee, Courtney Weseman and Joshua Goodwin; dad, J.D. Simpson and wife, Jana of Gray, Tenn.; two brothers, Jeff Simpson of Kingsport and Mark Simpson of Gray, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Eva Callahan, Robert Johnson and Louis Stokes.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

A celebration of Jim’s life will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Hagan Webb officiating.

Music will be provided by Glenn Lovell.

Per Jim’s request, he will be cremated and placed in the Oak Hill Chapel Mausoleum at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

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Dr. Robert H. Montgomery

KINGSPORT — Dr. Robert H. Montgomery, 84, of Kingsport, passed away Monday ( July 13, 2009 ) after a brief illness.

Dr. Montgomery was born July 1, 1925, in Rye Cove, Va., and was the son of the late James A. and Julia Vicars Montgomery. He was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Montgomery; and two sisters, Mary M. Wright and Ruby M. Steadman.

He was a graduate of Rye Cove High School , attended East Tennessee State University and graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 1952. He practiced dentistry in Kingsport for over 50 years and retired in 2007.

In 1944 and 1945, Dr. Montgomery served as a Staff Sergeant in the 7th Armored Division, A-38, in the European theater in France , Luxemburg, Holland , Belgium and Germany . He fought in the vicinity of St. Vith , Belgium , during the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star and twice received the Purple Heart. He served from 2006 to 2008 as national President of the 7th Armored Division Association.

He was active in his profession and his community. He served as president of the Tennessee Dental Association, as chairman of the UT Dental Alumni Association and was a member of both the International and American College of Dentistry. In 2003, he received the Dr. Jack Wells Memorial Dedication to Dentistry Award.

Dr. Montgomery had been active in the Boy Scouts of America , Lions and Rotary Clubs and was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church .

Dr. Montgomery is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Cline Montgomery; two sons, Judge Robert H. Montgomery, Jr., and wife, Jamie, and their son, Andrew, and Dr. Randall C. Montgomery, and wife, Amy, and their son, Alex, all of Kingsport; his brother, Father James A. Montgomery of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the parlor of First Broad Street United Methodist Church , Church Circle , Kingsport .

Dr. Montgomery will be interred with military honors at Mountain Home National Veteran’s Cemetery after a family graveside service led by the Rev. Clark Jenkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 and to the UT College of Dentistry, Dunn Building Renovation Fund, 62 South Dunlap Road, Suite 520, Memphis 38163.

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

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Roger William Montgomery

Roger William Montgomery, 65, of Kingsport, passed away, June 19, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He was raised and had resided most of his life in the Tri-Cities area. Roger was a graduate of The University of Tennessee. He retired from Eastman after many years and worked several years as a realtor in Townsend.

He was preceded in death by his father, Graham Montgomery and brother, David Montgomery.

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Evangeline Montgomery; three sons, Robert Montgomery and wife, Laurie of Kingsport, Andrew Montgomery of Kingsport; and John Montgomery and wife, Stephanie of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Mariah, Matthew and Stella; mother, Ruby Quillen Montgomery; brother, Fred Montgomery and wife, Betty of Church Hill; and two nephews, Mark and Blake Montgomery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 22nd from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Memorial services will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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

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Ruby (Quillen) Montgomery

Oct 2, 1916 – Apr 20, 2014

CHURCH HILL- Ruby Montgomery passed peacefully into life everlasting on Easter Sunday morning [Apr 20, 2014] at the Church Hill Health Care and Rehab Center at the age of 97.

She was born on October 2, 1916 to John C. and Mollie Jarvis Quillen. She was one of the oldest members of First United Methodist Church of Church Hill. She dearly loved teaching and working with children in both church and school.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Graham F. Montgomery, Sr., sons, David and Roger, sister, Bartee, and brother, John W. Quillen.

She is survived by her son, G.F. (Fred) Montgomery and wife, Betty, Daughter-in-law, Evangeline, five grandsons, three great grandsons, four great granddaughters.

The family will receive friends at Johnson – Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill on Wednesday from 1 to 3:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Josh Kilbourne officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted following the service at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Methodist Church of Church Hill, 119 Grandview Street, Church Hill, TN 37642.

Johnson – Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Montgomery family.

Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home obituaries at www.jfhonline.com

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Russell D. Moody

HILTONS, Va. - Russell Moody, 55, Rt. 1, Hiltons, Va., died Wednesday [6/27/1973] after a short illness while on vacation in Wilmington, Ohio. He was an employee of the Tennessee Eastman Co., a member of Hiltons Memorial Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Moody, Hiltons, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Dennis D. (Freda) Hamilton, Blountville; one son, Joseph Moody, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. (Ruby) Vicars, Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) Harper, both of Hiltons, Va.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Moody, Hiltons, Va.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Russell Moody, 55, Rt. 1, Hiltons, who died Wednesday, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hiltons Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. J. W. Gott officiating. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends. The body will go to the church one hour before the services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Gate City Funeral is in charge.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday June 29, 1973)

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Carlos F. Mooney

Carlos F. Mooney, 49, died Saturday afternoon [ 1/7/1967 ].

Born in Whitesburg , Tenn. , he had spent most of his life in Sullivan County .  He was owner and operator of the Curb Market in Hillcrest until ill health for­ced his retirement.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are daughters Mrs. Wayne Quillen and Rita Mooney of Kingsport; his son, Charles E. Mooney, Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. Ida Hunt and Mrs. Ray M. Salley of Kingsport, and Mrs. Minnie Huff, Daytona Beach, Fla.; a brother, Charlie C. Mooney, Kingsport; and his step-father, Charles F. Hoosier, Kingsport.

The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Hamlett-Dobson Chapel.  Rev. David Warner and Rev. James Austin will conduct fhe service.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with Hammond Post No. 3, American Legion, conducting military rites at the grave.

The body will be taken to the home, 2308 Ashwood Ave. , at 11 a.m. today from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 8, 1967)

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Juanita (Tate) Mooney

Kingsport -- Juanita Tate Mooney, 53, Kingsport, died Thursday ( Dec. 5, 1996 ) at her residence.  She was a 1960 graduate of Lynn View High School and was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl J. and Ruth Pierson Tate; and on brother, Billy Tate.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Mooney, Kingsport; one daughter, Cindy D. Mooney, Kingsport; two sons, John E. Mooney, Big Rock, VA, and Kevin K. Mooney, Kingsport; one grandson, Anthony D. Mooney, Fall Branch; one sister, June Henry, Lakeworth, FL; one brother, Bobby Tate, Greenville; and special friends, Brenda Barnes, Shirley Neeley, Lois Pearcy, Linda Cimino and Brenda Parker.

Services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Will officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memorial Program, One St. Jude Place Building, Department 300, P.O. Box 1000 , Memphis , TN 38148-0552 or to the charity of one's choice.

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Betty Jo (Hartsock) Moore

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Betty Jo Moore, 53, went to be with the Lord Saturday ( June 28, 2003 ) after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong resident of Nickelsville , Va.

She was born April 30, 1950 in Sullivan County .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Henry Moore.

Survivors include her daughter, Missy Moore Hammonds, of the home; parents, Jean and Joe Hartsock, Nickelsville; sister, Nancy Carol Hartsock, Chilhowie, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Carol Lynn Hartsock, Nickelsville; special grandchildren, Autumn and Joshua Willis, Fall Branch; special nephew, Jason Lewis, serving in the military; special friend, Charles Ray Bennett; two special aunts, Pattie Meade and Effie Reed and family.

The family will be having a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Addington Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. , with the Rev. Wayne Meade officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Bobby Glen Moore

DANDRIDGE — Bobby G. Moore, 43, of Dandridge, formerly of Kingsport, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon (Nov. 3, 2007).

He was born and raised in Kingsport where he was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended Draughons Business College and North East State Community College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (Korea) and was an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist. Bobby was a member of the Dandridge First United Methodist Church and assisted with the church youth program. He enjoyed working with young people and had coached youth sports and volunteered at the Boys Club always leading by example of his Christian principals.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Gilbert and Grace Roberts and Hugh and Lola Moore; brother, Robert Denver Moore.

He is survived by his parents, Kyle and Susan Moore of Kingsport; brother, David (Jessica) Moore of Dandridge; uncles, Joe Moore, Ray Moore and Kenneth Moore and David Roberts; nephew, Robert Michael Moore; and several cousins.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry DeVault officiating.

Interment graveside services with military honors by the American Legion Post # 3/265 will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport.

Local services will be held by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

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Beulah Lorene (Flanary) Moore

Appalachia, Virginia - Beulah Lorene Flanary Moore, 89, entered into eternal life with Jesus on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Holston Valley Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was a lifelong resident of Inman and Appalachia, VA. She will always be remembered for her Christian life and the love that she showed for her family, friends and everyone she met. Jesus was the center of her life. She was saved at the age of 17 and was a member of the church since the early 1950’s.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice “Mo” Moore; father and mother, Harvey Logan and Mary Almeadie Flanary; five brothers Noah, Mark, Allen, William and Harvey (Junior) Flanary; four sisters Cordie Collier, Ordie Morris, Clercie Breeding, Georgia Brown and a loving son-in-law, Don Bush. She was the last surviving member of her family.

She is survived by her two sons Roy and wife Teresa of Lawrenceville, GA and Ray and wife Sheryl of Big Stone Gap, VA; three daughters Linda Brown and husband Billy of Mineral, VA, Doris Bush of Kingsport, TN and Susan Barnette (with whom she made her home for the last 18 years) and husband Mike of Appalachia, VA; a special sister-in-law Mary Flanary; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

Heartfelt thanks to caregiver Carrie Wells, long-time physician Arthur Boyd and nurse Barb and Dr. Starr and the staff at HVMC.

The family will receive friends at the First Apostolic Church between 4:00 and 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11th and funeral services will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Johnny Flanary officiating. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 12th at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to the First Apostolic Church, 403 Callahan Ave, Appalachia, VA 24216. Roy A. Green Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Beulah Moore.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home obituaries at www.royagreenfuneralhome.com

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Claude F. Moore

Claude F. Moore, 55, 1448 Miller Street , died at 6:30 a.m. yesterday 1/23/1964 ] at his home following a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport for 17 years.  He was a member of Kingsport Lodge No. 688, F. & A.M.  He was also a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and an officer of the church school.  He had worked as an accountant for the Mason- Dixon Lines for 23 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille McConnell Moore, and two daughters, Miss Nancy Carolyn Moore and Miss Doris Jean Moore, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Howard Craft, Gate City, Mrs. W. F. Beaucharnt, Castlewood, Va., and Mrs. Henry Breedling, Selah, Wash.; one brother, Paul Moore, Dungannon, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Richard P. Keeton officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery .

Kingsport Lodge No. 688 will conduct graveside services.

The body will remain at Carter-Clamon Funeral Home where the family will receive friends.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.

(Kingsport News, Friday, January 24, 1964)

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Delores Ann (Hall) Moore

Delores Ann Moore, 29, Kingsport, TN passed away, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the University of Tennessee ER from complications of Cystic Fibrosis which she had from birth.

She was born in Sullivan County, TN to Reba Ann Dockery and the late Jonas Franklin Hall.

She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Moore, Kingsport, TN; daughters, Chelsea Morelock, Kingsport, TN, Megan Thorpe, Kingsport, TN, and Kaitlin Edwards, Kingsport, TN; mother, Reba Ann Dockery, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Ashley Hall, Kingsport, TN, Jenny Baker and husband, Larry, Kingsport, TN, and Becky Moore, Kingsport, TN; special nieces, Tori Hall and Gracie Baker; mother-in-law, Mattie Horton and husband, Larry, Kingsport, TN; father-in-law, Emmett "Bud" Moore, Kingsport, TN; nieces, Brittany Thorpe, Hannah Baker, Reagan Baker, Kristen Edwards; nephews, Cody Thorpe, Zack Baker, Jacob Baker, and Izaiah Edwards; and many friends.

Friends may call anytime at the residence of Mattie Horton, 116 Mellwood Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660.

A private visitation and funeral service will be conducted at Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Summey and Rev. James Mann officiating.

Private graveside services will be conducted at the Begley Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gate City Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Delores Ann Moore.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Edith Jeanelle (McDavid) Moore

GATE CITY, Va. - Edith Jeanelle Moore, 80, entered into rest Tuesday (April 23, 2002) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on October 20, 1921 to the late William Patton and Mattie Elizabeth Smith McDavid.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Moore, January, 2000; and sisters, Edna Mae Curtis and Myrtle McDavid.

Mrs. Moore was a charter member and a member of Nottingham United Methodist Church. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va.

Surviving are her two sons, Randall and Lana Moore, Gate City, and Michael and Cheryl Moore, Kingsport; two sisters, Janie B. McDavid, Gate City, and Anna Lee Helms, Kingsport; one brother, Edwin "Ted" McDavid, Gate City; special and loving sister-in-law, Josie A. Moore, Rustburg, Va.; granddaughters and husbands, Julie and Ernie William, Sherry and Wayne Elliott, all of Gate City, Susan Skeens, Kingsport, Stephanie Page, Gate City, Melissa Ledbetter, Gate City; grandsons and wife, Jason and Michelle Moore, Duffield, Va., and Gabriel Moore, Kingsport; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and many wonderful, caring dear friends.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of Sherry Elliott, 290 W. Jackson St., Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Nottingham Church Singers will be in charge of the music.

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

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Gabriel Andrew Moore

NEWPORT, Tenn. — Gabriel Andrew Moore, infant son of Jessica Lynn Costner and Nicholas Andrew Moore, both of Newport, was born into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday (May 6, 2009).

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Gladys Marie Costner; maternal great-great-grandfather, Geter Costner; paternal great-grandfather, Gary Lynn Templeton; and paternal great-grandmother, Gladys Mae Dockery.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Daniel and Ella Mae Costner of Newport, Patricia Ryea of Morristown; paternal grandparents, Jamie and Sherry Linkous of Fall Branch; maternal great-grandparents, Junive Frazier of Newport and Flo Ryea of Morristown; paternal great-grandparents, Wilma and Lonnie Statzer of Duffield, Va. and Betty Linkous Burke of Kingsport; maternal great-grandmother, Leatrice M. Costner of Newport; paternal great-great-grandfather, Grady Dockery of Gray; special aunt, Danielle Marie Costner of Newport; aunt, Christina Jackson of Morristown; uncle, Rex Jackson of Morristown; aunt and uncle, Jessica and Rickey Haney; special cousin, Ryan Lynn Smith, all of Baileyton; great uncles and aunts, Donnie Costner of Newport, Bill and Andrea Frazier of Mosheim, Frank and Sandra Hoilman of Cosby and Evelyn Campbell of Newport. Additional survivors include a special family friend, Pastor Thomas Huskey.

Family and friends will meet at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens for the 3 p.m. graveside service with Pastor Thomas Huskey and the Rev. Marta Cogburn officiating.

Following services, Gabriel will be laid to rest with his maternal grandparents in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Nick and Jessica would like to express a special appreciation to all their friends and family, the staff of UT Medical Center and Costner-Maloy Funeral Home for their love and support during this difficult time.

Arrangements by Costner-Maloy, Newport, Tenn.

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Geneva May "Neva" (McConnell) Moore

KINGSPORT - Geneva Moore, 83, went to be with her Lord at 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 25, 2003) following an extended illness.

Mrs. Moore was born in Scott County, Va., and lived in Kingsport for over 50 years. Geneva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Myrtle McConnell; her husband, Howard Moore; son, Jerrell; two sisters, Irene Sweet and Faye Thomas; two brothers, Carl McConnell and Kenneth McConnell.

Surviving are her daughter, Bernice and husband Paul (Hinkle) Johnson, Kingsport; three sons, Larry Moore and wife Sue, Kingsport, Jim Moore and wife Julie, Powell, and Lynn Moore and wife Norma, Powell; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey Addington, Kingsport, and Leta Addington, Nickelsville, Va.

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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Harry C. Moore

MOUNT CARMEL - Harry C. Moore, 92, passed away Tuesday ( March 19, 2002 ) at Brookhaven Health Care.

Born in Scott County , Va. , ( Waycross ), he had been a lifelong resident of the Church Hill area. He was retired from the yarn department in the Eastman Company after over 40 years of service.

He attended Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church . He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Church Hill and received his 50th year pin in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Pearl Snapp Moore; his parents, Charlie H. and Elsie Davis Moore; two sisters, Myrtle Moore and Annie Mae Moore; three brothers, Willie Moore, Kelly Moore and Dave Moore.

Surviving are his son, H. Melvin "Pete" Moore and wife Patsy Fugate Moore of Church Hill; three sisters, Mrs. R.V. (Ethel) Thacker of Mount Carmel, Mrs. Elmer (Mary) Carter and Mrs. Junior (Pearl) Thacker, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Blaine Moore and Frank Moore, both of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Bill and Margaret Livesay of Church Hill.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Anderson officiating. The eulogy will be given by the Rev. Bryan Moore. Music will be provided by The Livesay Family.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Hill Cemetery . Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be James Thacker, Leonard Moore, Ralph Moore, Jim Moore, Elton Moore and Dwayne Bowen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Church (cemetery fund), c/o Bill Livesay, Morning Star Road, Church Hill, Tenn.

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Hattie Lois (Stapleton) McGathey Moore

KINGSPORT - Hattie Lois Moore, 71, left this life peacefully on Friday (June 14, 2002) to her eternal resting place with our Heavenly Father where she will forever be free from the pain and suffering she had endured for the past four years from the complications of diabetes.

She was owner and operator of Chuck's Drive In for 25 years, retiring in 1997.

She was a wonderful, loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend to all. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Ms. Moore was preceded in death by her first husband, Emmett McGathey; her parents, Kainey and Monnie Stapleton; an infant sister; brothers, Kenneth, Kainey Jr.; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Surviving are her children: daughters, Ada Stapleton, Patsy (Pete) Bracken, Cathy Carter Devault and Betty Henry; sons, Steve and wife Brenda McGathey, Bobby and wife Neoshia McGathey, all of Kingsport, and Roger McGathey and special friend Mark Spear of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Mary Fraysier and husband Willie (Bill), Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Rodney, Mark and Clark Stapleton, Robin Hulse, Scotty Carter, Rebecca McGathey, Brian Henry, Jenny Herron, Steven McGathey, Carl McGathey and Anthony Chaffer, all of Kingsport, and Michael and Christy McGathey of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and Uncle Dan Richards; also all of the many special friends from Chuck's, whom she considered her second family.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert "Monk" Cole officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Private graveside service will be held on Monday.

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Josephine Virginia (Holdway) Moore

From Delaware Oneline, The News Journal, Wilmington, Del. 
Virginia is my 2nd cousin as a Quillin descendant from Scott Co.

Josephine Virginia Moore, Age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2008.

Josephine retired July 1986 from the Delaware National Guard. She also worked part time at Asbury United Methodist Church Day Care and Kindergarten for many years. She was a long time member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry R. Moore; her parents, the Rev. Henry G. and Grace Holdway and her brothers, Henry, Howard, and Charles. She will be sadly missed by all of her family including her son, David G. and his wife Jennifer C. Moore of Wilmington; her granddaughter, Robin Brabson Christopher of Townsend, DE; her grandson, Curtis J. Moore of Newport, DE; her brother, Robert Holdway and his wife Millie of Wilmington, DE; her sister, Betty Jean Philips and her husband, William L. of Wilmington, DE, and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm, at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3710 Kirkwood Highway at Duncan Road. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 10400 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895.

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Lou Ellen (Williams) Moore

GATE CITY, Va. - Lou Ellen Moore, 77, of the Cowans Branch community, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ late Monday evening (Sept. 5, 2005) at her residence with her family by her side.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was born a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Minnie Lane Williams on Jan. 9, 1928. She was a homemaker and attended Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church along with many other churches in the community as long as her health permitted.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Blaine Moore Jr. (2004); son, Michael Danny Moore; sisters, Jean Keegan, Ruby Blessing, Dora Stokes and Lillian Spivey; brother, Ray Williams.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe Walker Moore of the home, David Lynn Moore and wife Linda of Kingsport, Gary Wayne Moore and wife Pauline "Polly" of Church Hill; three grandchildren, Whitney Moore of Kingsport, Angela Cassell of Mount Carmel, and Logan Blaine of Kingsport; one great-grandson, Hayden Seth Cassell of Mount Carmel; two sisters, Josephine Morrison and husband William of Gate City, Mary Alice Willis of Charlotte, N.C.; special friend, Betty Ryans of Jonesborough; special caregiver, Linda Clevenger, thank you for two years of care and comfort for our mother; several nieces, nephews, cousins and others.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the family home, Rt. 3, Box 362, Gate City (Cowans Branch).

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Larry Tolley officiating.

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

Graveside committal services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Cemetery, Cowans Branch, Gate City. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Casketbearers will be William Morrison, John Shelton, Ron Shelton, Curtis Spivey, Quinton Thacker, C.J. Blessing and Rick Harr.

Honorary casketbearers will be J. Fred Shelton, Kenneth Hensley, Ray Hartgrove and Maynard Fields.

The family wishes to thank Wellmont Hospice, Joanna Beach, Sandra McCready and Mary Berry for all their care and kindness shown to all of us during this time.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Katrina Hurricane relief fund, the American Red Cross, 501 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Oma (Gardner) Moore

WISE, Va. — Oma Gardner Moore, 92, passed away Monday (March 16, 2009) at the Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a member of the Weber City Church of God, a former employee of the Wise Clinic and Wise Primary School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Wilson Moore; parents, William Harrison and Rachel Mitchell Gardner; a brother, Billy Gardner; and two sisters, Bessie Young and Jeanette Fitzpatrick.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Moore and wife, Janice of Kingsport and Franklin Moore and wife, Naomi of Milton, Ky.; a special granddaughter, Angela Dawn Sailers; three grandsons, Gregory Moore, Grant Moore and Johnny Moore; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie Gibson and husband, Leroy and Una Gardner, all of Prestonsburg, Ky; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Sturgill Funeral Home, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

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Oscar William Moore

Oscar William Moore, age 80, of Kingsport passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Holston Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness.

He was born in Kingsport on April 4, 1930 to the late Charlie and Mary Fletcher Moore and had lived most of his life in Kingsport.

Oscar served two years active duty in the U.S. Army, most of which was served in Germany. He retired from the Army Reserves after 26 years service. After returning home, he operated a service station in Kingsport before moving to Indiana to work for General Motors. He then returned to the Kingsport area in 1964 and operated several service stations before going to work for the Civil Service in 1971 as a mechanic at the Army Reserve Armory. He retired from Civil Service after 20 years of service. Oscar was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Wampler, Marie Dougherty, Martha Moore and a brother, Hubert Moore.

Surviving are his three sons, Randy Moore and wife Mary of Kingsport, David Moore of Kingsport and Mark Moore and wife Michele of Harmony; grandchildren, Chris Moore of Fall Branch and Amy Moore of Harmony; his very special friend, Ruth McCoy of Kingsport; sisters, Irene White, Anna Lou Churchwell and Leola Larkin all of Kingsport; brother, James Moore of Kingsport. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 24. 2010 at 11:00 AM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Buckner and Reverend Vic Wallace officiating.

A military graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 and Tennessee National Guard performing military rites.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to issue a special thank you to the nursing staff at Holston Manor Nursing Home, the staff at West Kingsport Dialysis and the Amedisys Hospice Group.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Oscar William Moore.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Rhea (Campbell) Moore

FT. MYERS, Fla. - Rhea C. Moore, 68, died Tuesday (May 20, 2003).

She was born in Dungannon, Va., and was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Ella G. Campbell. She was a member of Ft. Robinson Baptist Church, Kingsport, and moved to the Ft. Myers area in 1964. She worked for the telephone company and retired from Sprint after 36 years of service.

She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Aux. 351 of Tice, the V.F.W. Ladies Aux. 4174 of Lehigh Acres, F.O.E. 4270, Ladies Aux., and the Ladies Aux. of Loyal Order of Moose 1247 of Ft. Myers. Rhea enjoyed bowling and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bruce, Claude and William Campbell; her sisters, Mary Puckett, Ruth Pleasant, Alice Phillips and Gladys Gillespie.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband of 47 years, James C.; her son, Jeffery C. of Ft. Myers; her sisters, Evelyn (Gene) Hughes of Kingsport and Carrie (Charlie) Van Norstrand of Ft. Myers; her brother, Kyle (Inez) Campbell of Kingsport; her brother-in-law, Franklin Moore of Kingsport; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:15 a.m. Friday in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, in her memory, may be made to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the Patty Berg Charity Golf Classic, 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Ft. Myers, Fla. 33919.

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Susan Joan (Roberts) Moore

KINGSPORT — Susan Joan Moore, 70 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (May 4, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Alavista, Va. and had been a resident of Kingsport for most of her life. She was a member of St Lukes United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Denver Moore and Bobby Glenn Moore; parents, Gilbert Roberts, Sr. and Grace Hartgrove Roberts.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kyle Moore, of the home; son, David Moore and wife, Teresa of Kingsport; grandson, Robert Moore; brother, David Roberts, Jr. and wife, Allean of Kingsport; uncle, Jack Roberts of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Burkhart officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

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HOLD SERVlCES FOR THOMAS R. MOORE

Well Known Scott County    Man Dies at
Nickelsville Home In
Scott County

(Special to The Times)

NICKELSVILLE, Va. , Feb. 7—Funeral services for Thomas Roscoe

Moore, 72, who died at his home here following an illness of only four days, were conducted at the home this afternoon. Rev. T. R. Carter officiated. Burial was in the Home cemetery.

Mr. Moore was a member of the Baptist church and had been a resident of this section all his life. He was a prominent farmer,

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Victoria Moore and the following children, A. W. and W. A. Moore, of Nickelsville; Mrs. Emmett Addington, of Charlotte . Va. ; Mrs. Willie Quillin, Hiltons, Va. ; Mrs. Allison White and Joe C. Moore, of College Grove , Tenn. ; Mrs. : Leola Turner of Jenkins , Ky. , one, daughter. Mrs. John Gilliam, preceded him to the grave.

Pall bearers and flower bearers will be selected from among neighbors and friends of the family.

Kingsport Times; Feb. 7, 1935

Walker Blaine Moore Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Walker Blaine Moore Jr., 82, of the Cowan's Branch community, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning (Nov. 23, 2004) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol after a lengthy illness.

A native of Hawkins County, he was born Nov. 20, 1922, the son of the late Walker Blaine and Nettie Wininger Moore Sr. He was a member of the Cowan's Branch Missionary Baptist Church and was a well-known local business man and a friend to all who knew him. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a warm, kind and affectionate person. His charm and personality was a treasured gift from God.

He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and ginseng hunting. He began his work years at Tennessee Eastman Company and moved on to Holston Defense. He eventually became the owner-operator of Moore Monument Company in Kingsport for over 30 years. He and his son Joe also owned and operated the Moore Farm Supply for a period of 10 years. He was also instrumental in founding the WDUF radio station in Duffield, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Danny Moore; two brothers, Harold Moore and Paul E. Moore.

Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Lou Ellen Moore of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe Walker Moore of the home, David Lynn Moore and wife Linda of Kingsport, Gary Wayne Moore and wife Pauline "Polly" of Church Hill; two sisters, Beulah Kate (Shelton) Phillips of Yuma, Grace Virginia Shelton of Cowan's Branch; three grandchildren, Whitney Moore, Angela Cassell and Logan Blaine; one great-grandson, Seth Cassell; a niece, several nephews, cousins and a host of other family members along with many friends also survive.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Cowan's Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Raymond Conkin and the Rev. Larry Tolley officiating.

Committal services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jones Cemetery at Cowan's Branch. Those wishing to attend are asked to gather at the Scott County Funeral Home by 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J. Fred Shelton, Ronald Shelton, John Shelton, Presley Legg, Shannon Qualls, Curtis Spivey, Eddie McMillan and Tom Barnette.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Fields, Gordon Blessing, Harold Lawson and Maynard Fields.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Scott County House of Hope.

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

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William Lewis Moore Jr.

GATE CITY - William Lewis Moore Jr., 85, went with the angels to be with Jesus on Sunday evening (Jan. 30, 2000).

He was a native of Campbell County, Va., born in Rustburg on January 2, 1915. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lewis Moore Sr. and Judy Tibbs Moore ; brothers, Hubert Moore and Herbert Moore ; sisters, Lizzie Cyrus, Emma Daniels, Evelyn Steele, Bertha Keesee, and Jessee Jennings.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of over 54 years, Jeanelle McDavid Moore , of the home; sons and wives, Randall and Lana Moore , Gate City, Michael and Cheryl Moore , Kingsport; loving sister, Josie A. Moore , Rustburg, Va.; six grandchildren, Julie and Ernie Williams, Kingsport, Susan and Billy Skeens, Kingsport, Jason and Michelle Moore , Duffield, Va., Sherry and Wayne Elliott, Kingsport, Stephanie and Adam Page, Wiggins, Miss., and Melissa and Everett Ledbetter, Vancouver, Wash.; 12 great-grandchildren; friends, Wally and Connie Davis; several nieces, nephews, and many wonderful loving, caring dear friends.

Lewis touched all who knew him with his kind, loving, gentle spirit, poetry and ever present cheerful loving attitude. He loved his family, friends and the Lord. His unfailing faith and love of God was an inspiration to all who knew, loved and cared for him. He was a member of Mount Zion Methodist Church in Rustburg, Va. for over 71.

He was a combat veteran of World War II, serving as AA Gunner Supply Sergeant and First Sergeant of the 683rd Separate Battalion in the China, Burma ABD India Theater from November 1942 to March 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 38 of Kingsport.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with military rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will be meeting at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Wyheva Marjene (Edwards) Moore

KINGSPORT - Wyheva Marjene Edwards Moore , 63, went to be with the Lord Thursday ( June 24, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Wyheva was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Ray L. and Wordie Ketron Edwards. She was a former member of the Country Gospel Singers. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She was a member of Andrew Memorial Chapel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon F. Edwards.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Donald Ray Moore ; a daughter, Brenda Moore , Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle and Tammy Moore , Doug and Malinda Moore , all of Kingsport and Donnie and Sushila Moore , Ohio; a sister, Wanda Willadean, Nesbitt, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Nick, Callie, Stephanie, Haley, Lydia, Miles and Camey.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor William C. Hensley officiating. A eulogy will be given by her son, Doyle Moore .

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery . Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Shepherd, Jerry Minor, Ralph Fields, Jack Castle, Bob Stokes and Kyle Moore .

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Zelma J. (Turner) Moore

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Zelma J. Moore, 73, of 193 Moccasin Street, Gate City, departed this life Saturday ( Feb. 5, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Gate City , Mrs. Moore spent 14 years in Detroit , Mich. Mrs. Moore was a member of Church of Christ in Gate City .

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Lois Patton Turner; father, Mr. Pearline (Buck) Turner.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis Keith Moore, Detroit , Mich. , and Gregory Allen Moore, Gate City ; one grandchild, Charquila Moore; one brother, Leroy (Beatrice) Turner, Gate City ; one sister, Mrs. Carolyn Billingsley, Illinois .

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Church of Christ in Gate City .

Friends may call at the home, 193 Moccasin St. Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the church with Brother Nathaniel Johnson officiating.

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

Mrs. Zelma J. Moore and family are under the care of Robinson Funeral Services, Inc., Kingsport .

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Curtis Morelock

ELIZABETHTON - Curtis Morelock, 80, 697 Long Hollow Road, died Monday ( March 5, 2001 ) at James H. Quillen VA Nursing Home, following an extended illness.

A native of Sullivan County , he was the son of the late Noah and Etta Rhoton Morelock. He attended Walkers Fork Baptist Church and was retired from AFG Glass Plant as a pipefitter.

Mr. Morelock was a 32 degree Mason of the Johnson Masonic Lodge No. 274 F & AM, Scottish Rite, Jericho Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Kingsport, a life member of the V.F.W. Post No. 3382, Kingsport. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by a daughter; two sisters; and a brother.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Morelock, of the home; one daughter, Gail Morelock, Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Shirley Ruth Riddle, Kingsport, one stepson, James Sanders, London, Ky.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Demp Morelock and Hobert Morelock, both of Kingsport; one sister, Geneva Neal, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Broyles officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166, following the service.

Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. today for the graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road , Greenville , S.C. 29605 .

Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrange

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Grace Mae (Lane) Morelock

KINGSPORT — Grace Mae (Lane) Morelock passed away Sunday ( Jan. 16, 2011 ) at Wexford House.

She was born Sept. 30, 1917 in Scott County , Va. to Maldon Asbury and Mattie Louvena (Quillen) Lane. Grace was a member of Hilltop Mission Church . She was a homemaker and a wonderful mother and grandmother to all her children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert “Barney” Morelock; infant son, Fred Erwin; two sons, Tommy Morelock and Rex Morelock; two daughters, Shelby Morelock and Frances Harless; grandson, Barry Harless; two sons-in-law, Wayne Harless and Clyde Gilliam; four brothers, Maldon Lane, Joe Lane, Robert Lane and Herald D. Lane; six sisters, Elizabeth Barrett, Marie Arnold, Betty Lay, Stella Lane, Mildred Peters and Etta Wilson.

Survivors include two daughters, Louvena Gilliam of Cynthiana, Ky., Christine Blair and husband, Darrell of Surgoinsville; daughter-in-law, Novella Morelock; six grandsons, Brian Morelock, Michael Harless, Tracy Harless, Charles Gilliam, Todd Stubblefield and Mike Blair; seven granddaughters, Donna Wilkerson, Rhonda West, Sharon Harless, Diane Gilliam, Tina Johnson, Tamara Smith and Michelle (Sissy) Blair; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ed Lane and wife, Rena; and a sister, Evelyn New.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. The service will begin at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jonathan Lovelace officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

A special thank you to all the nurses, CNAs and staff at Wexford House who took care of mother. She loved you very much.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the family.

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Hobert L. Morelock

KINGSPORT — Hobert L. Morelock, 82, of Kingsport, died Saturday, ( Nov. 27, 2010 ).

He was retired from the Tennessee Dept of Conservation.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Morelock; son, Ricky Morelock; parents, Noah and Etta Rhoten Morelock; brothers and sisters, Roy Morelock, Nellie Fields, Audrey Morelock, Curtis Morelock, Demp Morelock, Geneva Neal and Clifford Morelock.

Survivors include daughter, Janet Morelock; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel (Butch) and Kimberley Morelock; grandson, Andrew Morelock, all of Kingsport , and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch.

The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch with Pastor Tim Risner officiating.

Graveside service will follow at Mt. Carmel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Allan Neal, David Morelock, Charles Fields, Jeff Wallen, Allen Morelock and Mike Morelock.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Holston United Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Dr. , Greeneville , Tenn. 37743 or to the charity of one’s choice.

The family wants to sincerely thank the nurses and staff of Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center for their care, love and concern, as well as the caring people who visited while he was there.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Hobert L. Morelock.

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Hubert Rex "Barney" Morelock

KINGSPORT - Hubert Rex "Barney" Morelock, 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday (Dec. 25, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 25, 1914 in Washington County to Hendrix and Mary Feagins Morelock. Hubert retired from Eastman Kodak in 1974 after 42 years of service. He attended Hilltop Mission Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph Morelock and Rass Morelock; and infant brother, Clarence Morelock; two sons, Thomas Morelock, Rex Morelock; one daughter, Shelby Morelock; and one grandson, Barry Wade Harless.

Survivors include his wife Grace Mae Lane Morelock, Kingsport; three daughters, Louvena (Clyde) Gilliam, Cynthiana, Ky., Frances (Wayne) Harless, Church Hill, Christine (Darrell) Blair, Surgoinsville; six grandsons, Michael Harless, Brian Morelock, Tracy Harless, Charles Gilliam, Todd Stubblefield, and Michael Blair; seven granddaughters, Donna Wilkerson, Diane Gilliam, Rhonda West, Tina Johnson, Sharon Anderson, Tamara Smith, and Michelle Blair; one daughter-in-law, Novella Morelock; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Annie Morelock; one sister-in-law, Grace (Ralph) Morelock; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the home of Barney and Grace anytime today and Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, with Elder Jonathan Loveless and Rev. Roy Darnell officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Burns and Harold Vance.

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Novella Lee (Compton) Morelock

Novella Lee Morelock, age 75, passed away 6:46 p.m., December 10, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Scott County, Virginia and lived in the area most of her life. She was of the Baptist Faith and attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlos Compton and Venus Gillenwater Kimbler; her husband, Thomas Morelock; a brother, Woodrow Jr. Kimbler; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Barney and Grace Morelock.

Survivors include, her son, Brian and wife Rebecca Morelock of Kingsport; daughter, Donna Wilkerson of Johnson City; brothers, Lloyd Kimbler of Ft. Blackmore, VA, Harold and wife Jackie Kimbler of Gate City, VA and Johnny Ray Kimbler of Ft.Blackmore, VA; sisters, JoAnn Dingus of St. Paul, VA, Sue and husband Lloyd Robinson of Fairborn, OH, Billie Jean and husband Woody Woodall of Mooresburg, TN, Emelene and husband Junior Peters of Kingsport, TN, Evelyn and husband Earl Conkin of Fall Branch, TN, Helen and husband Mike Crawford of Fall Branch, TN; three grandchildren, Brad and wife Ashley Morelock of Bristol, TN, Brandon Morelock of Kingsport, TN and Taylor Lawson of Gray, TN; step-father, Woodrow Kimbler of Ft. Blackmore, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. A special thank you to her sister, Sue Robinson and best friend, Debbie Chandler and a very special thank you to Dr. Ray Lamb and the staff of McLeod Cancer and Blood Center and Caris Hospice for your loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home and Memory Gardens are honored to serve the Family of Novella Morelock.

 

Tri-Cities Funeral Home obituaries at www.tcfuneralhome.com

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Thomas Maldon Morelock

Thomas Maldon Morelock, 52, 216 Emory Lane, Kingsport, died Saturday night (Feb. 17, 1990) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he had been employed by AFG Industries, Greenland Plant, for the past 27 years.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Rex Morelock; and one sister, Shelby Morelock.

Surviving are his wife, Novella Compton Morelock, Kingsport; one daughter, Donna Morelock Lawson, Kingsport; one son, Brian Morelock, Kingsport; two grandsons; his parents, Hubert "Barnley" and Grace Lane Morelock, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Louvena Gilliam, Cynthiana, Ky., Mrs. Frances Harless, Church Hill, Mrs. Christine Blair, Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

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Zola Mae (Jennings) Morelock

KINGSPORT - Monday morning [30 Sep 2002] Zola Mae Jennings Morelock went home to be with the Lord.

She was born Nov. 10, 1933 and she was born-again Oct. 12, 1982. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Kingsport.

Mrs. Morelock was a nurse for 30 years and worked at the Indian Path Hospital for 10 years. She also did private duty work and she loved and cared for her patients. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and the church and attended it faithfully, when sickness did not hinder. She loved her children and dedicated her life to please them. She truly brooded over each one. She had many friends who appreciated her talent to care for others. Our mother will be greatly missed and yet we know we shall see her again.

Mom was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Elizabeth Gulley; her father, Hanzle Jennings; two brothers, Frank Jennings and Jason Jennings; two sons, the Rev. Terry Lee Morelock and Gary Alan Morelock; one grandson, Chad Alan Morelock; and the father of her children, Elmo Morelock.

She is survived by one daughter, Sheila Way and husband Dennis, Church Hill; sons, Rick Morelock and wife Debbie, Ernie Morelock and wife Cathy, Larry Morelock and wife Cindy, all of Kingsport; a sister, Margaret and her husband, Troy Helton, Woodbridge, Va.; brothers, Earnest and his wife, Emiline Jennings, and "Red" Jennings, Kingsport; her grandchildren, Jessica Way, Tiffany and Chad Morelock, Dustin and Preston Morelock, Christy Arnold and Staci Wilmoth, Greg Morelock and Brandy Sturgill, Susie Morelock, Jennifer Dockery, Marisa O'Neal, Kimberly Layell; Chad Morelock in heaven; her great-grandchildren, Garrett Morelock, Chase and Christian Arnold, Christen Sturgill, Bailee Dockery, Alex and Emily O'Neal.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church, 1932 Fairview Ave., Kingsport.

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

Singing will be by the Victory Baptist Church Choir.

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

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Mrs. Morelock.

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Dr. Kathleen Lillian (Barnette) Waite Morley

EMMETT, Idaho - Dr. Kathleen Barnette Waite Morley, 86, passed away early Saturday morning (Jan. 11, 2003) at Emmett Care Center in Emmett, Idaho, after a period of declining health.

Kathleen was educated in the public schools of Scott County, Va., and graduated from Fairview High School in Fairview, Va. She received both a B.S. in Education and a Masters of Education degrees from the University of Nevada at Reno, Nev., a doctorate from the University of Idaho and a Fellow in the field of special education, awarded by the Academy of Educational Disciplines, Richmond Hills, N.Y. She devoted most of her life to teaching.

For many years, she taught elementary and exceptional children in Washoe, Mineral, Humboldt and Eureka Counties in Nevada and Sacramento, Calif., and was Teacher of the Year in 1976 in Nye County, Nev. She was the author of two books and co-author of the third, dealing with the education of mentally challenged children. For a period of time, Kathleen was in private practice as a psychologist in Reno and served as psychologist and curriculum coordinator for the Inter-Tribal Council Head Start Program in Carson City, Nev.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, William Bradley Barnette Sr. and Victoria Berry Barnette; a daughter, Rolin Waite McGill; sisters, Ruby A. Arnold and Gertrude Garrard; brothers, Nelson, Harold and W.B. Barnette Jr.

Surviving are her husband, Jim Morley, Emmett, Idaho; granddaughter, Garawyn McGill, Boise, Idaho; sister, Wilma Barnette Blessing, Gate City, Va.; a special sister-in-law, Lola Barnette, Emmett, Idaho, and Rosa Barnette, Clinchport, Va.; and also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Potters Funeral Home, Emmett, Idaho.

Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Emmett Cemetery, Emmett, Idaho.

Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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Christopher C. Morrell

Speers Ferry, Va. - (Spl. - Christopher C. Morrell, 86, lifelong farmer and livestock grower of the Robinette Valley section, died at his home at 6 p.m. Monday [ Mar 13, 1950 .]

Mr. Morrell was born February 8, 1864, in the same section, the son of William and Mary Tarter Morrell. He was a member of the Baptist Church .

Surviving are four sons, W. H., J. S. and W. B. Morrell, all of Speers Ferry, and Mike R. Morrell, Weiser, Idaho ; and one sister, Mrs. James Head, Speers Ferry.

Survivors also include five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

His wife, Louise Barrett Morrell, died five years ago.

Services will be held at 12 o'clock Wednesday at Speers Ferry home. Rev. Henderson Arnold and Rev. Ted Duncan will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery. He was affiliated with the Metthodist Church .

(Kingsport News, Wednesday, March 15, 1950)

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Connie (Vanzant) Morris

GATE CITY , Va. - Connie Vanzant Morris, 67, passed away Monday ( Nov. 14, 2005 ) at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville , Fla. , following an extended illness.

Connie was born in Scott County, Va. , and graduated from Shoemaker High School . She lived in Jacksonville , Fla. , for approximately 50 years and retired from Paxon Prescription Center after 25 years of service.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Lynton P. Vanzant and Lelia Bloomer Vanzant; and a brother, George B. Vanzant.

Surviving are her loving husband and caregiver, Robert E. Morris Jr., of the home; a daughter, Angelia M. Shad of Starke, Fla.; a son, Robert E. Morris III of Jacksonville, Fla.; three special grandchildren, Robert E. Morris IV, Jacksonville, Amanda Jean Hebert, and Scott James Hebert of Starke, Fla.

Connie was the oldest of 10 siblings and was special to all of them. They are: Lynton (Bud) Vanzant Jr. and wife Jewell, Kingsport, Margaret Ann Bradshaw, Donnie Vanzant and wife Linda, Garry Vanzant and wife Linda, Anita Taylor and husband, Mike, and Deborah Vanzant, all of Gate City, Danny Vanzant, Charlotte, N.C., and Donna Eads and husband Mike, Kingsport. She is also survived by aunts, Vernice Barker and Frances Jennings (a special aunt and friend); special nieces, Tracy, Kim, Lelia, Carrie, Ashley and Pam; special nephews, Tim, Travis, Bayward, David, Anthony, Dustin, Andy, Michael, Zachary and Adam; and several great-nieces and nephew.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the residence of Deborah Vanzant.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Friday with Rev. Danny Vanzant and Rev. Bud Vanzant presiding.

Graveside services will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Robert E. Morris IV, Scott James Hebert, Tim Bradshaw, Travis Vanzant, Dustin Eads, Andy Vanzant, Michael Taylor, Zachary Taylor and Adam Vanzant serving as pallbearers.

Robert E. Morris III , Greg Toole, Tristan Shell and Luis Odle will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

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

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Elsie L. (Porter) Morris

KINGSPORT — Elsie L. Porter Morris, 80, of Kingsport, passed away Monday (Nov. 21, 2011), at her home. Born in Scott County, Va., to Carson and Irma Marshall Porter, she made her home in Tazewell County all her married life. Elsie was a member of the Open Door Community Church in Baptist Valley, Va., but was actively attending Preaching Christ Church in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emory; loving son, Phil; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emory and Lois Morris; a dear sister-in-law, Audrey Nuckles.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Delores Wallace and husband, John; brother, Glen Porter and wife, Myrtle; grandson, Steve Brown and wife, Karen; great-grandson, Matt Brown; uncle, the Rev. Millard Porter; stepgreat-granddaughter, Shawna Ryans; and many nieces, nephews, friends and special neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 U.S. Highway 23-N, Weber City.

A service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chad Roberts and Pastor Ed McClain officiating.

Music will be provided by Pastor Chad Roberts, Pastor Ed McClain and Buddy Capps.

Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Cedar Bluff, Va., with Pastor Charlie McGlothlin officiating.

Music will be provided by Pastor Chad Roberts and Irene Duvall.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Ola Mae (Shelton) Davidson Gammon Morris

PINEY FLATS - Ola Mae Morris, 404 Cottonwood Lane, our beloved wife and mother, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) at Johnson City Medical Center.

She was a native of Roanoke, Va., and had made her home in Bristol most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Hubert A. and Ola F. Williams Shelton and was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard T. Shelton.

She was a former employee of Unisys Corp. and a member of Valley Hills Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Thad L. Morris; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janie F. and Eugene McCoy, Bristol, Tenn., and Wanda M. and Fred Taylor, Wichita, Kans.; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry R. and Sherry M. Davidson, Bristol, Tenn.; two stepsons, Randy Morris, Blountville, and Charlie Morris, Bristol; one brother, H.A. Shelton Jr., Kingsport; two granddaughters, Amy McCracken and Heather McCoy; one grandson, Michael McCoy; special friends, Wood and Gay Hatfield; two nephews and one niece.

The memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Valley Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Taylor and the Rev. Scott Price officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Valley Hills Baptist Church, 155 Cedar Brook Circle, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., is serving the family of Mrs. Morris.

Kingsport Times-News

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Dennis Edward “Moto” Morrison

FALL BRANCH - Dennis E. (Moto) Morrison , 52, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000) afternoon at Holston Valley Medical Center ER of an apparent heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of Fall Branch and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He was an employee of Eastman Chemical Company for the past 26 years, working as an operator in Coal Gas. Denny lived his life to the fullest and loved his horses.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gaynes Morrison ; and a daughter, Dee Dee Morrison .

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Charlotte (Jodi) Chase Morrison , Fall Branch; mother, Leota Morrison Winstead, Sullivan Gardens; and special friend Don Kite.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes and at any time at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Fall Branch Chapel with Pastor Steve Pate and Pastor Lewis Meade officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Fall Branch United Methodist Church Cemetery . Those planning to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 10:20 a.m. Thursday. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Harmony Baptist Church , 1177 Harmony Road , Jonesborough, Tn. 37659, or the Gospel Mission Church , c/o Phyllis Hubbard, 1124 Old Blairs Gap Road , Kingsport , Tn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
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Frances Helen "Nana" (Carter) Morrison

WEBER CITY, Va. - Frances "Nana" Morrison , 103, Weber City, Va., passed away Saturday (Dec. 9, 2006) at Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

She was born in Rye Cove, Scott County, Va. on Sept. 17, 1903. Frances had lived in Scott County her entire life. She was a homemaker, a member of Weber City Christian Church in Weber City, Va., and a dedicated member of the Rebekah Lodge #86, Gate City, Va. for 55 years. She held numerous offices in her chapter as long as she was able to attend the meetings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Lloyd Allen Carter and Clara Frazier Carter; devoted husband; Cary L. Morrison ; daughters; Joyce Morrison Davidson and husband Kelly; Lois Jeanne Morrison ; Edith June Morrison ; daughter-in-law; Dee Morrison ; sons; James L. Morrison and wife Dottie; Charlie C. Morrison , sister; Elsie Carter Rhoton; brothers, James Earl Carter, Roy Carter, Raymond Carter; and grandson, Donald Morrison .

Surviving are sons, Sam Joe Morrison , Vallie Cruses, N.C.; Cary L. Morrison Jr. and wife Helen, Clemmons, N.C.; sisters, Agnes Sturgill, Kingsport, Tenn., Mae Sparks, Kingsport, Tenn., Margie Williams, Kingsport, Tenn.; brother, Fred Carter, Kingsport, Tenn.; ten grandchildren, Cindy Hobbs and husband Harlan, Hiltons, Va., Lynn Saucier and husband Michael, Church Hill, Tenn., Patricia Culbertson and husband Ron, Lake Arrow Head, Calif., Sharon Weakly and husband Keith, Clemmons, N.C., Jack Morrison and wife Coleen, Crofton, Md., David Morrison and wife Lisa, Bristol, Va., Richard Morrison and wife Joann, Apex, N.C., Ginger Gehres and husband Joachin, Columbia, S.C., Scott Morrison and wife Pattie, Placentia, Calif., James L. Morrison Jr., Rialto, Calif., 11 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, all of them dearly loved and often mentioned by Nana.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m., with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Gaynes Morrison

FALL BRANCH - Gaynes Morrison, 68, 2004 Highway 93, died at 7 a.m. Sunday (Mar. 1, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Washington County, a son of the late Rice and Ella Dillow Morrison, he had been a resident of Fall Branch for 38 years.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382.

He was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company for 42 years, retiring in 1983.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Dee Dee Morrison in August, 1991; and two brothers, Haynes Morrison and Waldon Morrison.

Surviving are his wife, Leota Quillen Morrison, of the home; one son, Dennis E. Morrison, Fall Branch; one half-sister, Willidene Davenport, Fall Branch; two half-brothers, James E. (Jim) Morrison and J.B. Morrison, both of Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Victor Wallace and the Rev. Richard N. Hale officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Fall Branch United Methodist Church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fall Branch United Methodist Church building fund, c/o Helen McCrary, 516 Hwy. 93, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.

Kingsport Times-News
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Gladys F. (Starnes) Morrison

NILES, Ohio - Gladys F. Starnes Morrison, 90, died Friday ( Nov. 24, 2006 ) at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown from complications after a car accident on Nov. 6, 2006 .

She was born Dec. 19, 1915 in Fort Blackmore , Va. , and was the oldest of four children, Gladys, Ida, Patrick H. and Joe D.; and by her parents P.H. and Tempa Starnes. She married James Morrison, a realtor and developer in Youngstown , Niles and Warren .

She attended First United Methodist Church in Niles and was affectionately known for her hats and scarves as ‘‘The Hat Lady.''

Mrs. Morrison was known in Trumbull and Mahoning county as well as across Ohio for her strong advocacy for programs and the rights of persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

With others in the 60's, she pressed for legislation that created County Boards of Mental Retardation which established programs such as the Fairhaven Program. In the decades hence, she actively followed the progress of Fairhaven and the advancement of all services for the disabled. In recognition of her role in the history of the Fairhaven Program, its board of directors dedicated its Board Administrative Offices Building in her honor.

She also served on the Youngstown Developmental Center Citizen Advisory Council for 25 years and was a long-time member of The Arc of Ohio .

Parents, advocates, professionals, legislators and leaders in the field of Mental Retardation will remember Mrs. Morrison for her single-minded insistence on delivering quality services for, and maintaining the dignity of all persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, James; and her brothers and sister.

Gladys is survived by her son, Michael J. Morrison of Girard; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Starnes of Kingsport and Carnelle Starnes of Knoxville ; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Selby-Cole Chapel. 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd. in Vienna .

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Arc of Ohio , 1335 Dublin Rd. Suite 205-C, Columbus , Ohio 43215 .

Kingsport Times-News
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James L. Morrison Sr.

FULLERTON, Calif. - James Morrison Sr., 79, passed away Friday (Oct. 8, 1999) in Fullerton, Calif., after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Rye Cove, Va., and had been a resident of California for 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cary L. Morrison ; son, Donald Morrison ; brother, Charlie Morrison ; two sisters, Jeanne and Edith June Morrison .

Surviving are his wife, Dottie Morrison , Fullerton, Calif.; sons, Jim Morrison Jr. and Scott Morrison , both of California; one grandson, Jimmy Morrison ; mother, Frances Carter Morrison , Gate City; one sister, Joyce M. Davidson, Gate City; two brothers, C.L. Morrison , Clemmons, N.C. and Sam Morrison , Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Private services were held in Fullerton, California.

Courtesy of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mack Ellis Morrison

APPALACHIA, Va. — Mack Ellis Morrison, 80, passed away Wednesday (March 18, 2009) at his home in Appalachia, after a long illness.

Mack was born on March 24, 1928 to the late Londy Morrison and Cora Gilley at Rye Cove, Va. He was retired from Eastman Kodak Company of Kingsport. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Morrison; brother, Hagen Morrison; two sisters, Virginia Ruth Dishner and Billie June Morrison.

He is survived by his elder brother, Kyle Morrison of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Big Stone Gap, with Father Timothy Drake officiating.

Burial will follow in the Glencoe Cemetery.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dona Mae (Christian) Mosley

Dona Mae Christian Mosley, 79, 121 Patterson Road, Kingsport, died Friday ( May 1, 1998 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. , she had moved to Kingsport in 1955. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert "Bobby" Mosley; her parents, Henry and Alice Duncan Christian; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Ms. Rosetta Russell, Kingsport; five sons, John H. Mosley, Gate City, Va., Patton D. Mosley, Kingsport, Ernie D. Mosley, Blountville, Claude Everette Mosley, Church Hill, and Jack L. Mosley, Chula Vista, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Hunley, Kingsport; a brother, Harlie Christian, Windsor, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport , and anytime at the residence, 121 Patterson Road . Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Paul Presley and the Rev. Mike Baird officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery . Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Jack L. Mosley

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — Jack L. Mosley, 58, Imperial Beach, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Sunday (May 20, 2007) at Kaiser Hospital in San Diego, Calif.
Mr. Mosley was born in Sullivan County and lived in California since he was 16-years-old. He was employed by B.F. Goodrich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Dona (Christian) Mosley; and a brother,
He is survived by his sister, Rosetta Bridwell and husband, Larry, Gray; four brothers, John Mosley Kingsport, Patton Mosley and wife, Sue Kingsport, Ernie Mosley and wife, Betty, Blountville and Everette Mosley, Kingsport.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport .
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Baird officiating.
Music will be provided by Larry Bishop and New Grace.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va .
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the Mosley family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Sallie Ethel (Culbertson) Stallard Mosley

Sallie Stallard Mosley, 93, 822 Fairview Ave., Kingsport, died early Thursday morning (July 7, 1988) at Wessex House Nursing Home.

Born in Scott County, she was a homemaker and attended the Christian Life Center.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elbert Sevier Stallard, in 1941; and her second husband, Crit Mosley.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Frankie) Bagwell and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) McNutt, both of Kingsport; four sons, Dr. Elbert S. Stallard, Hingham, Mass., Harry E. Stallard, Kingsport, William P. Stallard, Church Hill and Wayne B. Stallard, St. John, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christian Life Center with the Rev. Morris Bagwell and the Rev. James Tharp officiating.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Maude (Light) Morrison

ROGERSVILLE - Maude Light Morrison, 95, 120 Morrison Road, went to be with her Lord at 8 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport.

She was a member of Beech Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Morrison; her father, George Light, a Civil War veteran; her mother, Amanda Lane Light; a son, Ray Morrison; two grandchildren; two sons-in-law; and three sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Nettie Hill and Nadeen Morelock, both of Rogersville; two sons, Burnie Morrison and Kenneth Morrison, both of Rogersville; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Beech Creek Church Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emogene (Powers) Mottern

April 22, 1933 - May 15, 2014

Colonial Heights – Emogene Powers Mottern, born April 22, 1933, entered into peaceful rest on May 15, 2014 with loved ones at her side at Wilcox Hall in Kingsport, TN, following a brief illness.

Emogene lived a joyous and active life. She was retired from Eastman Kodak Company, attended Gray United Methodist Church, contributed and participated in various volunteer and charitable organizations where she gave her time and love serving others and enjoyed her numerous friends immensely. Her happiest moments were spent with her husband Gene working with their church family, making apple butter, traveling, walking, doing yard work and spending time with her family and friends. She kept a beautiful collection of African Violets and will be remembered for her commitment and love for her friends and family. She is greatly missed but greatly blessed as well to have lived the life she lived and experienced the love everyone in her life had to give her.

She is preceded in death by her husband whom she adored, Gene H. Mottern, parents, Ervin K. and Edna Cox Powers, and two sisters, Ruth P. Ford and Janice P. Vaughn.

She is survived by her niece and great-niece Paula and Bella Amador, brother-in-law Jack and Reba Mottern, nephew Tom Mottern and his wife Leslie and their children Scott and Rachel.

The family would like to thank Marie Cox for her support during this most difficult last week as well as the staff at Wilcox Hall, Wellmont Hospice, Dr. Kailash Bajaj with ETSU Family Physicians for their patience and guidance during this time and close family friends who provided support to the family throughout the week.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 19th, at Carter Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm and is open to friends and immediate family.

Burial and graveside services will immediately follow at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor Don Hanshew and Pastor Lloyd Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak Street, Gray, TN 37615

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the family of Emogene P. Mottern.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Duane David Mounger

CHURCH HILL - Duane David Mounger, 30, of Clicktown Road, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly late Wednesday evening ( Jan. 31, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born Aug. 12, 1976 in Sullivan County and was a 1994 graduate of Sullivan North High School . He was employed with Dave Mounger Siding Company. He enjoyed many things, but playing softball in the Eastman League in Kingsport was always an adventure.

He was a loving husband, son and brother but most of all, he was a wonderful father to his three "babies".

He will be missed by both family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Erma Lee Mounger, whom he shared a close bond with and they shared the same birthday; and his maternal grandfather, Lee Roy Arnold.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Tonya Pendleton Mounger; daughters, Mikayleigh Mounger and Kinzee Mounger; son, David "Kyle" Mounger, all of the home; father, David Mounger of Mt. Carmel; mother, Sharleen Mounger Hess and husband, Wesley of Bristol, Tenn.; brother, Jeremy "Justin" Mounger of Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Willie Virginia Arnold, Mount Carmel; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Linda Pendleton of Kingsport; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends also survive.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Pendleton officiating.

Burial will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery . It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Duane's "three babies" for their education fund, c/o John and Linda Pendleton, 2029 Freeman drive, Kingsport , Tenn. 37665.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Catherine Trigg (Quillin) Mullin

Catherine Trigg Quillin Mullin, 90, of Gainesville, FL, died Oct. 14 [2003] at E. T. York Hospice Care Center.

Born in Christiansburg, she moved to Gainesville in 1958. She was a retired teacher.

She was a graduate of Radford College in Virginia and taught school at Melrose High School, Westwood Junior High School, P.K. Younge Laboratory School, Gainesville High School and Eastside High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gainesville. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Gainesville Garden Club, Rose Society, University Women, Little Theater, American Home Economics Association, Florida Home Economics Association and Ikenobo Ikebana Society. She was an accomplished flower arranger and flower show judge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spencer Mullin.

Survivors: sons, Grat McDonald Mullin of Switzerland, FL, Robert Spencer Mullin Jr. of Boones Mill; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be conducted Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at Baughman Center – Lake Alice on The University of Florida Campus with Chaplain Preston Ponce.

Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.

(Daughter of James Monroe Quillin and Lucy Anne Hall)

Richland [VA] News Press, Tues. Oct 21, 2003

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Charles K. Mullins

Funeral For River Victim Set Thursday

Funeral services for Charles K. Mullns, 53, of Gate City, Route 3, will be held at 3:30 p. m. Thursday in the chapel of the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Gunnings Cemetery.

Mullins, a veteran of World War I and a former railroad engineer, drowned early Tuesday morning in the North Fork of the Holston River near Warm Springs, Va. He had been on a fishing party.

Members of Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion will turn out Thursday to give Mullins, who was a member, a military funeral.

The Rev. L. F. Kent, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will be in charge of the funeral.

Kingsport Times-News, Sept. 11, 1947

Funeral Today For C. K. Mullins

Funeral services for Charles K. Mullins, 53, of Gate City, Route 3, will be held at 3:30 p. m. Thursday.

Mullins, a veteran of World War I and a former railroad engineer,

drowned early Tuesday morning in the North Fork of the Holston River near Warm Springs, Va. He had been on a fishing party.

Members of Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion will turn out Thursday to give Mullins, who was a member, a military funeral.

The Rev. L. F. Kent, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will be in charge of the funeral.

Kingsport Times-News; Sept. 11, 1947

Clara Emma Jean (Spivey) Mullins

October 31, 1936 - May 11, 2013

Clara Emma Jean Mullins, age 76, of Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 11, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 31, 1936 in Gate City, VA a daughter to the late Dewey and Lillian Marie Williams Spivey. Mrs. Mullins was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gaines Mullins and grandson Dewayne Alan Taylor.

She is survived by:

Children: Rick Williams and wife Brenda, of Bristol, TN, Mark Taylor and wife Brenda, of Kingsport, TN and Regina Brewster and husband Lowell, of Bandy, VA.

Grandchildren: Brandy Pendergrass and husband Scott, Krystin Brewster.

Great Grandchildren: Christopher Pendergrass and Jaylen Taylor.

Brothers: Charles Spivey, Dewey C. Spivey, Robert Spivey and Harlan Spivey.

Sisters: Ellen Smith, Helen Carter and Patsy Brannon.

Several Nieces and Nephews.

The funeral services for Mrs. Mullins will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Tommy Browder officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 pm Monday at Weaver Funeral Home.

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

Weaver Funeral Home obituaries at www.weaverfuneralhome.net

Submitted by Don Lane

David Robert Mullins

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - David Robert Mullins, 49, formerly of Clinchport, Va., joined the Lord, his parents and brother on Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) at his residence in the loving arms of his family.

Born on July 15, 1951 in Sullivan County, he was raised in Clinchport, Va.

He was the son of the late Ernest and Edith Necessary Mullins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Mullins; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Necessary; and his paternal grandparents, Will and Julia Mullins.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Wilder Mullins, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Jeremy Mullins and Theron Moore, both of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer Moore, Atlanta, Ga.; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Debbie Mullins, Kingsport; two nephews, Josh Mullins, Gate City, Va., and Derek Mullins, Kingsport; one niece, Jessica Mullins, Kingsport; and several aunts and uncles.

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. William H. Wilder Jr. officiating with eulogy given by William S. Wilder.

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

Pallbearers will be Theron Moore, Jeremy Mullins, Greg Wilder, Josh Mullins, John Mullins and Sam France.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edith Abigale (Necessary) Mullins

CLINCHPORT, VA - Edith Abigale Necessary Mullins, 69, Route 3, Box 287B, Clinchport, Va., died Monday (Feb. 6, 1995) at her residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she was formerly employed by Tennessee Eastman Company and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Duffield, Va. She was an active member of the Three Bells United Methodist Church in Duffield, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Ernest Mullins; her parents, Robert Bobby and Mary Hammonds Necessary; one grandchild.

Surviving are three sons, David Mullins, Kennesaw, Ga., John Mullins, Kingsport and Dennis Mullins, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Velvie Ida McConnell, Weber City, Va., and Rena Mae Lane, Kingsport; four grandchildren and four step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Byrd and the Rev. Paul Lane officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Three Bells United Methodist Church in Duffield, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edna Magdaline Mullins

DUFFIELD, Va. — Edna Mullins, 86, of Duffield, Va., passed away Sunday (Nov. 16, 2008) at Ridgecrest Manor. She attended Clinchport Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Leona Mullins.
She is survived by her brother, Joe Mullins and wife, Betty of Duffield; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, Va.
A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Johnny Duncan and Rev. Bill Tignor officiating.
Music will be provided by The Ferrymen.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Mullins, Brent Mullins, Craig Mullins, Matthew Mullins, Jake Mullins, Allan Crorrell and Nelson Calfee.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is serving the Mullins family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edsel Eugene Mullins

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Edsel Eugene Mullins, 67, passed away on Saturday (March 24, 2007) at the residence of his sister and brother-in-law, where he had resided for the past 18 years.

He was a member of Carters Chapel Church and loved attending services while he was in good health.He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Martha Starnes Mullins; aunt, Mary Carter; uncles, Mack Cornette and Roy Carter.

Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law Doris and W.C. Begley of the home; brother, Arvin "Marty" Mullins of Kingsport; nephews, Jerry Begley and wife Kim, of Duffield, Va., and James Hall and wife Antonette, of Fayetteville, N.C., Danny Chandler and wife Amy, of Big Stone Gap, Va.; niece,

Linda Brickey and husband Mike, of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; great-nephews, Ryan Brickey, Tyler and C. J. Hall, and Daniel Chandler; great-nieces, Heather Begley, Haley Brickey, and Alex Chandler; aunts, Marie Cornette and Belva Ramey and husband, Robert; and a very special person in his life, Susie Swinney; and a host of special friends that he dearly loved.

Calling Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City Va. and at anytime at the residence of his sister.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Todd Cassel, and Rev. Stan Tate officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks, Ricky Mann and Susie Swinney.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Begley, Jessie Hicks, Jr., Ryan Brickey, Teddy Begley, William Swinney, Hank Swinney, Roger Carter, Ricky Mann.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jessie Hicks, Ted Begley, Charles Carter, James M. Brickey, Donnie Saul, Bill Hall, Ricky Tritt.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gaines E. Mullins

BLOUNTVILLE - Gaines E. Mullins, 77, of 3606 Highway 11W, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (April 15, 2003) in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Mullins was born in Stoney Creek, Va., to the late Toy and Nannie Mullins. He was retired from Oakley Company as a machinist, and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Clara Emma Jean Mullins; two sons, Charles Ricky Williams of Bristol, Tenn., and Mark Alan Taylor of Kingsport; one daughter, Regina E. Brewster of Bandy, Va.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Joline Dell of Maryland; two half sisters, Hattie Falin and Jamie Mullins; two half brothers, Vincent Mullins and Greg Mullins; one stepmother, Irene Despain.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jessie Neal officiating.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Georgia Millie (Bishop) Horton Mullins

Greeneville, TN - Georgia Millie Mullins, 72, Kingsport, TN and formerly of Scott County, VA passed away, Friday, July 12, 2013 at Laughlin Health Care, Greeneville, TN.

Georgia was born in Scott County, VA on July 31, 1940 to the late Farley Lee and Mary Jesse (Hill) Bishop.

In addition to her parents, her first husband, Buddy Horton and several aunts and uncles preceded her in death.

She is survived by her most special and loving companion, T.R. Mullins, Hiltons, VA; daughters, Diane Horton, Weber City, VA, Donna Horton Smith, Weber City, VA, Penny Horton Riggs and husband, Scott, Kingsport, TN, and Mitzi Oakes, Johnson City, TN; sisters, Rosa Price and husband, Gene, Kingsport, TN, Margaret Ethel Jarvis, Kokomo, IN, Shelby Lewis and husband, Ralph, Kingsport, TN, and Marcella Davis and husband, Wayne, Chuckey, TN; brothers, Eddie Bishop and wife, Sue, Kingsport, TN, Jackie Bishop, Kingsport, TN, and Donnie Bishop, Loveland, CO; eight grandchildren, Johnathan, Lela, James, Aaron, Kaitlin, Jacob, Lauren, and Lucas; one great grandchild, Gabriel; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with William C. White officiating. Frankie Elliott, Tim Thacker, and Johnny Greer will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Wayne Davis, Chad Crawford, Scott Riggs, Johnathan Hart, Aaron Oakes, Joe Hensley, and James Smith will serve as 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.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of the staff at Laughlin Heathcare Center for the loving care and kindness they have given Ms. Mullins while she lived at their facility.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Georgia Millie Mullins.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Bishop, Hill, Horton, Owens, Jones, Darnell, Starnes, Williams, Pendleton, Lane)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Hillery Milton "Bud" Mullins Jr.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Hillery M. "Bud" Mullins, 77, formerly of 2409 Shirley Road, Youngstown and presently of 5057 Tam O. Shanter Drive, Youngstown, died Friday (Dec. 15, 2000) at his residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1923 in Big Stone Gap, Va., he was the son of the late Hillery M. Mullins Sr. and Anna Lambert. He came to Youngstown from Kingsport in 1953.

Mr. Mullins worked in the Tubemill at Republic Steel for 10 years and then became self-employed in auto body repair.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during World War II.

He was a member of Bible Baptist Temple in Campbell, Ohio.

He was married to Ida F. Doran on Sept. 18, 1942.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; five brothers, Sydney Mullins, Coy Mullins, James Arthur Mullins, Ken Mullins and C.V. Mullins; three sisters, Glessie Phillips, Ruth Curcon and Sharlene Lebron; and one granddaughter.

Surviving are his wife, Ida F. Doran Mullins; six sons, Bob A. Mullins, Cortland, Ohio, Buddy Mullins and Larry J. Mullins, both of Youngstown, Ohio, Ronald L. Mullins, Struthers, Ohio, David W. Mullins, Warren, Ohio and Michael S. Mullins, Boardman, Ohio; three daughters, Shelby J. Peachock, Warren, Ohio, Donna S. Tidswell, Poland, Ohio and Debra A. Kuriatnyk, Warren, Ohio; one sister, Phyllis Direnzo, Kingsport; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rossi Bros. Funeral Home, Boardman, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, prior to the service.

Burial will be in Green Haven Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ida Floretta "Flo" (Doran) Mullins

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Ida "Flo" Mullins went to rest on Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009) at home, surrounded by her loving family. Ida was born Oct. 12, 1927 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of Luther D. and Lydia Doran. The family then moved to Kingsport where she was raised. She married Hillery "Bud" Mullins on Sept. 18, 1942 in Kingsport and they settled in Youngstown in 1953. Ida was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Campbell, Ohio. Her life, as a homemaker, was devoted to caring for her large family, who were her entire pride and joy and brought her complete happiness and fulfillment.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, who passed away Dec. 15, 2000; and three sons, James "Buddy" Mullins, Ronnie Mullins and infant Mullins. Also preceding her were her brother, Roy "Buck" Doran; two sisters, Roxie Buckles and Nel Reynolds; a granddaughter, Jamie Lea Mullins; and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Sedmak.

Left to cherish her memory is her three daughters, Shelby Jean (Frank) Peachock of Warren, Donna (Bill) Tidswell of Poland, and Debbie Mullins of Youngstown; a daughter-in-law, Judy Mullins of Youngstown; four sons, Bob (Theresa) Mullins of Cortland, Larry (Patti) Mullins of Las Vegas, David Mullins of Youngstown, and Michael "Steve" Mullins of Poland; 24 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Doran of Boardman; a sister-in-law, Phyllis DiRenzo of Boardman; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and many special neighbors and friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue, Boardman.

Burial will take place at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Dole "Jimmy" Mullins

DUFFIELD, Va. - James D. Mullins, 67, died Monday (Oct. 22, 2001) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Thomas E. and Laura Harris Mullins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kyle Mullins and Thomas E. Mullins Jr.; and two sisters, Marie Dishner and Lucille Dishner.

Surviving are a sister, Edna M. Mullins, Duffield; a brother, Joe Mullins, Clinchport, Va.; a brother-in-law, Everett Dishner, Duffield; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village, Duffield.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Johnny R. Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by the Ferrymen.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.

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

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Edward "Buddy" Mullins

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - James E. (Buddy) Mullins , 55, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2001).

Buddy was born August 12, 1946 in Kingsport, the son of Hillery (Bud) and Flo Doran Mullins . He had been a resident of Youngstown for 48 years. He was a self-employed auto body technician and a co-owner along with his wife of Midtowner Restaurant in Hubbard, Ohio.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Hubbard.

Buddy played the guitar and sang with many local bands. He was a peacetime veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.

Buddy was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Besides his wife, Patricia L. Pasquale, whom he married April 18, 1979, he leaves his mother, Flo, of Youngstown; five brothers, Bob (Theresa) Mullins , Cortland, Ohio, Larry (Patti) Mullins , Youngstown, Ron (Judy) Mullins , Struthers, Ohio, David Mullins , Warren, Ohio, and Mike (Paula) Mullins , Boardman, Ohio; three sisters, Shelby (Frank) Peachock, Warren, Ohio, Donna (Bill) Tidswell, Poland, Ohio, and Debbie (Dave) Kuriatnyk, Warren, Ohio; 27 nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews; and a cousin, James E. (Cindy) Mullins , Youngstown.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rossi Bros. Funeral Home, Boardman, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Leonard Mullins

(Wife b. Scott Co)

KINGSPORT - Harold Mullins, 82, entered into eternal rest Tuesday (July 2, 2002) at his residence.

Mr. Mullins was born in Greene County on Jan. 17, 1920 and was the son of the late Virgus and Elva Ray Dykes Mullins.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Evelyn Mullins; brother, Keith Mullins; and a special nephew, Craig Lockhart, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Bertie Pierson Mullins, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Carson Lawson, Mosheim, and Janice and Rudy Arnold, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Janie Mullins, Kingsport; grandchildren, James Lawson, Sherry Watson, Christy Paysinger and Jason Arnold; stepgrandchildren, George Parker and Sharron Hatcher; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Amber, Hannah and Nathanael Watson; stepgreat-grandchildren, Ashley and Hayden Hatcher, Brody Nelms Parker; sister, Faye Smith and husband Don, Fall Branch; nieces, Gayle Lawrence, Teresa Pilkenton and Lora Cutler; great-nephew, Joshua Lawrence; sister-in-law, Frances Mullins.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Roy Yelton officiating.

The Gray United Methodist Church Choir will provide the music.

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

James Lawson, George Parker, Tim Hatcher, Jason Arnold, Joe Paysinger and Tracy Watson will serve as pallbearers.

Special friends, Roy Williams, Eddie LeSueur, Howard Crum, Jerry Cassell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Gray United Methodist Church building fund.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Morgan Mullins

Henry Morgan Mullins, 62, of 135 Dellwood, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Thursday after a short illness.

He was employed as a body shop foreman for Daugherty Brothers Chevrolet in Gate City. He was a native of Wise County, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Powell Mullins; his mother, Mrs. Rosa Beverly Mullins of Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Blackburn and Mrs. Eva Peters, both of Gate City, and Mrs. Alma Lunsford of Roanoke.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, July 10, 1969)

Kingsport Times

Submitted by Don Lane

Lamanda Jane "Mandy" (Woods) Jennings Mullins

KINGSPORT - Lamanda Jane Woods Mullins, 69, of 232 Bert Street, died Tuesday (May 1, 2001) at her home.

Born in Big Stone Gap, Va., she had lived in Kingsport most of her life. She attended Midfield Freewill Baptist Church, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Mullins; sisters, Nola Clark and Mary Yonce; and her parents, Emmanuel and Rebecca Woods.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Davis, Duluth, Ga., and Barbara Jennings, Kingsport; son, Joe Edgar Jennings, Kingsport; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ron Thacker, Kingsport; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Deborah Mullins, Kingsport, Gary and Clara Mullins, David Mullins and Tommy Mullins, all of Church Hill; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Bernice and Howard Housewright, Kingsport, and Thelma Stubblefield, Lawrencevillle, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Clara Woods, Kingsport, Lustus Woods, Hampton, Tenn., Elijah and Joan Woods, Surgoinsville, Jack and Juanita Woods, Kingsport, John and Eva Mae Woods, Mount Carmel, and Bill and Annie Woods, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Oak Hill Chapel with Pastor Billy Gragg officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie A. (Edwards) Mullins

ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Nannie A. Mullins, 93, Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday (May 28, 2009) at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a very brief illness.

Mrs. Mullins was retired from the housekeeping department of Milligan College.

Mrs. Mullins was the daughter of the late Ben and Elizabeth Fields Edwards and was a native of Duffield, Va., but was a resident of Carter County most of her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Mullins on April 27, 1983; a son, Robert L. Mullins; sisters, Eula Hart, Emma Melton and Fern Hart; brothers, Howard Edwards, Willard Edwards, Isaac Edwards and Robert Edwards.

Mrs. Mullins is survived by two daughters, Shirley Miller and her husband, Homer, Elizabethton and Marie M. Flanary, Kingsport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Ruth Massengill, Kingsport; and a brother and sister-in-law, Cliva Lee and Merle Edwards, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Phillip Sams officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Patsy Kathleen (Allen) Mullins

Patsy Allen Mullins, 67, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, she was retired from the Kingsport Press. She was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as organist for 31 years, VBS director, Sunday School teacher and librarian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.G. and Bessie Allen; her sister, Dorothy Miller; and brothers, Cecil and John Allen.

Surviving are her husband, Walter R. Mullins ; a daughter, Dede L. Mullins ; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Michael Wooten; son, Donnie Mullins, all of Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lisa Mullins, Limestone, Danny and Sonja Mullins, Ooltewah, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brian, Scott, Matthew and Andrew Mullins, Amy and Joey Wooten; sisters, Mary Sue Easley, Betty Roller Jones, all of Kingsport; brothers, Bob Allen, Kingsport, and W.G. (Bud) Allen, Decatur, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; and special nieces, Elaine Arnold, Melanie Church and Tricia Allen.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Orebank Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Frazier officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orebank Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Library Fund, 5930 Orebank Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Earl Mullins (infant)

Clinchport , Va. - (Spl.) -Funeral services for infant Robert Earl Mullins; son of Earl and Roberta Vaughn Mullins, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. Akers of Kingsport officiating.

Burial will be in the Hill family cemetery. He is survived by his parents, his maternal grandfather, and paternal grandfather and grandmother.

(KINGSPORT TIMES  /  Monday, August 14, 1950)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Toy Vincent Mullins Sr.

 

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Toy Vincent Mullins Sr., 80, Clinchport, Va., died at 11:10 a.m. Friday morning [Jan. 7, 1983] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was retired from Southern Railroad and was a member of Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Irene Taylor Mullins, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Hattie) Falin, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Tony (Jamie) McClelland, Clinchport and Mrs. John (Joline) Dell, Hanover, Md.; three sons, Gaines E. Mullins, Bristol, Tenn., Toy Vincent Mullins Jr., Clinchport, Va. and Gregory F. Mullins, Kingsport; one stepson, Mark Twain Taylor, Scottsburg, Va.; nine grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nannie Lawson, Indiana; two brothers, Thomas E. Mullins, Duffield, Va. and Elva C. Mullins, Big Stone Gap.

Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at Gate City Funeral Home and also at the residence of a son, Toy Vincent Mullins Jr., Clinchport anytime.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jess McMurray, the Rev. Claude Taylor, the Rev. Bill Taylor and the Rev. Jack McCracken officiating.

Pallbearers will be the men from Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 9, 1983)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walter Ray "Bud" Mullins

Walter Ray "Bud" Mullins, age 81, passed away unexpectedly at Holston Valley on March 17, 2012. He was born in Kingsport and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was born to the late Horrie and Mary Belle Tate Mullins. Walter was also preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Patsy Allen Mullins; brother, Wayne Mullins; sisters, Freda Mullins and Lorene Snapp.

He graduated from Cleveland High School in Scott County, Va. , and later served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed the Kingsport Press, where he met his wife, Patsy. He later worked for the Kingsport Times News and retired from Mason-Dixon Trucking. He enjoyed traveling and photography and was very active at the Kingsport Senior Center. He received several gold metals including National Champion of Shuffleboard for the Senior Olympics. Walter was a member of Cowan's Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Mullins and wife Sonja of Ooltewah, David Mullins and wife Lisa of Limestone, Donnie Mullins and wife Freida of Greer, S.C.; two daughters, Denise Wooten and husband Mike of Kingsport, Dede Mullins of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Brian Mullins, Scott Mullins, Matthew Mullins, Andrew Mullins, Amy Wooten Fugate, Joey Wooten; one great grandchild, Brennan Fugate; two brothers, Gene Mullins, Emory Mullins; four sisters, Carolyn Leftwich, June Begley, Cleo Cleek, Letha Mullins, special uncle and aunt, Lloyd and Jamie Tate; several nieces and nephews; special friend and companion, Joyce Manis.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 19, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, at 12 noon at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsport Senior Center.

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

East Lawn Funeral Home and Dignity Memorial obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com.

Submitted by Don Lane

William Robert "Spec" Mumpower

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - William Robert "Spec" Mumpower, 93, passed away Tuesday ( April 24, 2007 ) at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap.

He was born in Imboden , Va. and was a 1933 graduate of Big Stone Gap High School . While in high school, he played football, basketball, baseball, track and field. He was a 1933 All-State center on the football team and also played on the 1929 State Championship team. He also participated in class plays during his junior and senior years.

He began work at the former Kelly Chevrolet in 1934 and moved to Kelly Motor in 1935. He sold his first car in 1938. He was selected from a field of 400 Dodge top retail salesman in the south and came in second in a national competition. At the time of retirement he was vice-president and General Manager.

He served as Town Manager of Big Stone Gap for 13 months in 1982-83 and served on the first planning commission for the town.

Before joining the Big Stone Gap Fire Department in July of 1935, he served as a member of the high school fire auxiliary for three years. He held several offices including, Jr. Lt. in 1938, captain in 1939, assistant chief in 1940-48; again 1950-56, elected chief in 1957 until 1966 and again elected chief in 1967 until 1993. He was fire marshal from 1984-1993.

He was a member of the Big Stone Gap Kiwanis Club, having joined in 1943. He served as president in 1952 and was the district Lt. Govenor in 1962. He was a founding leader of the Big Stone Gap High School Key Club.

He was a member of the Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge #208 A.F. & A.M., joining in 1943; was a member of the Stevenson Royal Arch Chapter #19, joining in 1944; a member of the Cyrene Commandery, having joined in 1952; a member of the Kazim Temple, joining in 1955; a charter member of the Powell Valley Shrine Club, having joined in 1956; and a member of the Big Stone Gap O.E.S. #157.

He was Gap Corporation "Citizen of the Year" in 1987 and served as Grand Marshall of the Christmas Parade in 1983. On October 24, 2001 , the town council declared "W.R. ‘Spec' Mumpower Day" and celebrated at the Kiwanis meeting on that day. Friends recalled his decades of service as the town fire chief and other services to the community.

He was a member and secretary for the Wise County Auto Dealers; member of the Virginia Automotive Trade Association; member of the Lonesome Pine Country Club and a member of the Community Advisory Board of Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap, joining at the age of twelve. He served as a Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and was a Deacon. He also was a contributing founding member of the Artesian Baptist Church from 1970-1981, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and a Deacon.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Laura Alvonia Hill Mumpower; his parents, Robert D. and Stella E. (Kilgore) Mumpower; a brother, Earl N. Mumpower; and a sister, Stella Sizemore Clark.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hill Mumpower Young of Madison, Va.; two granddaughters, Janet Cheryl Young of Woodbridge, Va. and Susan Carol Young Srioua of Virginia Beach, Va.; a great-granddaughter, Ciara Barbara Neeley; and a great grandson, Angelo Armand Griffin; two brothers, Edward Sizemore of Okeechobee, Fla. and Barda Sizemore of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Sizemore Salyers and Anne Sizemore Fultz, both of Chesapeake, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Rick Sizemore and Dr. Garrett Sheldon officiating.

Interment will follow in Glencoe Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be members of the Big Stone Gap Fire Department.

Honorary pallbearers will be member of the Big Stone Gap Kiwanis Club and the Deacons of the First Baptist Church .

Holding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ellen (Lane) Munoz

Mary Ellen Lane Munoz, 62, of Farmville, died Monday, April 24, 2000.

Mrs. Munoz was born May 28, 1937, the daughter of the late Herald and Cleo Lane of Derby. She graduated from Appalachia High School and received her RN degree from Lewis-Gale Hospital, Roanoke. Later, she received a BA degree from Longwood College and a Masters degree in Business Education from Longwood College. She also studied anthropology at the University of Virginia.

She was the second woman ever elected to Farmville town council. She served two terms, being first elected in 1978 and reelected in 1982.

Mrs. Munoz was chairman of the Red Cross in Farmville for 25 years. She was instrumental in founding the New Horizons Hospice and served as its chairman until 1997. She taught Certified Nursing Assistance for Southside Community College and was an instructor in CPR. She was active as-a Girl Scout leader for many years, enjoyed sculpting and music, and loved to dress up herself and her house for Halloween.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Anthony J. Munoz; one son, Mark Anthony Munoz; three daughters, Mary Virginia, Sara Ellen and Laura Nancy; two sisters, Peggy Edens and Nancy Clay of Dayton, Ohio; her brother, Herald D. Lane of Nashville, Tenn; brothers-in-law, Ignacio M. Munoz, John Clay and George Edens; a sister-in-law, Juanita Munoz; son-in-law, Richard Fowler; and one granddaughter, Michelle Fowler.

A funeral mass was held at Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Interment was private.

Shorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Red Cross.

Big Stone Gap Post
Submitted by Don Lane

Eugene I. Murphy

PLAINWELL, Mich. — Eugene Murphy, 79, died at his home on Oct. 21, 2007.

He was born on April 10, 1928 in Kingsport to John and Osta (Dezarn) Murphy. Gene graduated from high school in Gate City, Va., before entering the Army Air Corp. After his discharge, he graduated from the Indiana Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for several companies over the years, most recently Hydreco, where he attained two patents. On Dec. 23, 1977, he married Ruth (Allum) Lovelace.

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

Gene’s family includes his wife, Ruth; his children, Mark Murphy of Kalamazoo, Joyce Bryant of Plymouth and Sharon Ramlow of Huron, Ohio; step-children, Denise and Rich Lehman of Grand Ledge, Michael Lovelace of Plainwell and Steve and Merilee Lovelace of Plainwell; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, John Murphy, Jr. and Beulah Jones, both of Kingsport; and many nieces and nephews.

Learn more about Gene, view his Life Story Film, and visit with his family on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Life Story Funeral Home, RDMG, 120 S. Woodhams, Plainwell, Mich., where his service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m.

Please visit Gene’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can read his life story archive a favorite memory or photo. Sign his guestbook or make a memorial donation to the Lions Club or the First Presbyterian Church of Plainwell.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Ruth (Cannoy) Murphy

(Descendant of Wolfe-Culbertson family of Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Virginia Ruth Cannoy Murphy, 84, of Preston Place Assisted Living, passed away Monday (Jan. 26, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport.

Mrs. Murphy graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, retired from AFG Glass Plant, and was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt and will be deeply missed by her family and lifelong friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert and Bessie Cannoy; her husband, Brown Murphy; a son, Robert Murphy; a sister, Frances Cannoy; and five brothers, Joe Preston, Howard, R.C., Frank and Harry Cannoy.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Julia Murphy of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Stephanie Manson and husband, Paul of Knoxville, Charles Slagle and wife, Monica of Clinton, Tenn., Christy Jones and husband, Chris of Dandridge, Tenn., Justin Singleton of Williamsburg, Ky.; nieces and nephews, Sharron Fraysier and husband, Robert of Kingsport, Pamela Ward and husband, Steven of Kingsport, Carolyn Jourden and husband, Joe of Irving, Tex., Don Cannoy and wife, Susan of Church Hill; four great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Jack P. Weikel officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gifts in Mrs. Murphy’s memory may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Virginia Ruth Murphy.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Benny O. (Lane) Murray

MURRAY, BENNY LANE - age 88, of Maryville, formerly of LaFollette passed away Friday, October 21, 2011. A former member of First Baptist Church of LaFollette, but attended First Baptist Church of Maryville. A retired Teacher and Supervisor of Special Education after 30 plus years in the Campbell County School System. Preceded in death by husband, Edward C. Murray, Sr.; son, Mark L. Murray; sister, Vivian Lane Harrison. Survivors: Daughter: Nancy & husband Gary Wayne Scott, Lenoir City. Son: Edward C. Murray, Jr. & wife Sookie, Powder Springs, Ga. Grandchildren: Deanna Nelson & husband Tim, Debbie Cavins & husband Tony & John Murray; Great grandchildren: Whitney Murray, Alex Cavins; Sister: Marcetta Lane McCurry, Miami Lakes, Fla.; Daughter-in-law: Karen Murray; Several Nieces & Nephews & a host of friends. Services 8 PM Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel. Rev. Duanne Mills officiating. Interment 10 AM Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LaFollette First Baptist Church Youth Group, 255 W. Central Ave., LaFollette, Tennessee 37766. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home.

(Daughter of James Clark Lane and Venus Nancy (Bishop) Lane)

Knoxville News Sentinel, October 23, 2011
Submitted by Don Lane

Edward Lee Murray

KINGSPORT - Edward Lee Murray, 94, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Feb. 15, 2007) at Wexford House following a brief illness.

He was born in Surrey County, Va., and later moved from Eastern Virginia to Scott County, Va., to serve in the Civilian Conservation Corp during the Great Depression.

He moved to Kingsport to work at Holston Defense and retired with Eastman following 33 years of employment. He was raised on a farm and continued to enjoy farming and raising cattle and horses. Mr. Murray was a member of First Baptist Church in Kingsport for over 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 53 years, Avis Runyon Murray; parents, Ned and Maggie Murray; and one brother, Leslie Murray.

Surviving are two daughters Janet Anderson, of Blountville, Linda Bierley and husband Gordon, of Cincinnati; four grandchildren, Kimberly Griffin, of Winter Park, Fla., Mary Anderson, of Blountville, Stephanie Bruemmer and Suzanne Summer, both of Cincinnati; four great-grandchildren, Donald, Stephen, Michael, and Caleigh; two nephews, Wayne Murray, Penman Gilliam; one niece, Jane Braillesford; and a special friend, Lettie Sivert.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 17, 2007) in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, c/o Donna Castle, 200 West Church Circle Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Edward Lee Murray.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Cleo Murray

GRAY - Margaret Cleo Murray, 81, 402 New Hope Road, Jonesborough, passed away Friday (March 15, 2002) in Anderson Health Care.

A native of Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late John and Maude Murray. She was a former employee of Kennemetal Industries and Tennessee Eastman Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Karena Prater, Gray and Lana Martin, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Lee Prater, Angela Slagle and Tommie Loudy; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Wyatt, Florida, Lola Peterson, Duffield, Va., Ruby Shipley, Gray.

The family will have private graveside services at 1 p.m. Monday in Gray Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Sims officiating.

Gray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

(Some maternal Scott Co families – Davis, Penley, Pierson, Stokes)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley Louise (Peters) Pannell Murray

KINGSPORT - Shirley L. Peters Murray, 68, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (July 14, 2004) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor following a lengthy illness.

She had spent the majority of her life in Kingsport, and graduated from Sullivan High School. She was a member of Millcreek Baptist Church.

Mrs. Murray was preceded in death by her parents, Rayford and Trula Peters; one daughter, Joni; one sister, Barbara Rogan; and an infant brother, Gary Peters.

Surviving are one sister, Sheila Morelock and husband Roy of Kingsport; one brother, Wayne Peters and wife Anne of Kingsport; a special niece, Rose Rhoton; along with several more nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. James Mullins officiating.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Millcreek Baptist Church building fund, 449 Church Rd., Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Philip Gustaf Muse

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Philip Gustaf Muse, 62, died Thursday ( Dec. 3, 1998 ) at his residence.

Born March 21, 1936 , in Nevada , he was a son of the late John G. and Edna Mae Webb Muse.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Carolyn Moore.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Lawson Farmer Muse, Columbia, S.C.; two stepsons, Roger and Gale Farmer, both of Lynchburg, Va.; a step-granddaughter; two step-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lawson Family Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

(Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, December 5, 1998)

( Lawson Cemetery , NGC#130.  A stone is there for Laura)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Annie Ruth (Blair) Musick

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Annie Blair Musick , 82, died early Sunday ( Feb. 1, 1998 ) at her residence after a short illness.

Born on March 23, 1915 in Scott County , Va. She was the daughter of the late John and Ora Pack Blair.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garvey Lee Musick in 1957; two daughters, Irene Shaffer and Geralene Musick ; a son, Hershel Musick ; three sisters; and three brothers.

Surviving are six daughters, Edith Musick Salling, Mrs. George (Carolyn) Maddux and Mrs. Billy (Betty) Flanary, all of Gate City, Va., Mrs. James (Wanda) Spears, of Rogersville, Mildred Musick , Hiltons,Va., and Mrs. Warner (Nina) Brickey, Weber City, Va.; three sons, Lester Edisol Musick , Johnny Musick and Willie Mack Musick , all of Gate City, Va.; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Thelma Mann, Evelyn Quillen and Alma Kinkead, all of Gate City, Va.; a brother, Lee Blair, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City , Va. , and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Sturgill officiating.

Burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Strong Cemetery , Gate City , Va. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Peanut Walter Lane , Walter Dean, Clive Strong and nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Celia ( Taylor ) Musick

NICKELSVILLE - Celia Taylor Musick, 70, of the Taylor community died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4:45 p.m. Thursday [ 5/5/1966 ] after a long illness.

She was born in Russell County ,. Va. , but had spent most of her life in Scott County . She was a member of the Addington Frame Baptist Church .

Surviving are her husband, Tim Musick, of Nickelsville; one foster daughter, Mrs, Mattie Hall of Nickelsville; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Grizzle, of Grundy, Va., and Mrs. Winnie Grizzle of Nickelsville; three brothers, George and Bob Taylor, both of Nickelsville, and Paris Taylor, of Gate City; and six foster grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Saturday from the Gate City Funeral Home.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Friday, May 6, 1966)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Hershel Cline Musick

PALATKA, Fla. - Hershel C. Musick, 59, Palatka, Fla., died Monday ( May 4,1992 ).

Born in Scott County , Va. , he resided most of his life in Florida . He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Maxie Gibson Musick, Palatka, Fla.; a daughter, Judy Smith, Palatka, Fla.; two sons, Eddie Lee Musick and Danny Musick, both of Palat­ka, Fla.; two granddaughters; his mother, Annie Musick, Gate City, Va.; six sisters, Mrs. James (Wanda) Spears, Rogersville, Mrs. George (Carolyn) Maddux, Mrs. Billy (Betty) Flanary, Mrs. Warner (Nina) Brickey and Mrs. Edith Salling, all of Gate City, Va., and Mildred Musick, Kingsport; three brothers, Johnny Mu­sick, Edisel Musick and Willie Mack Musick, all of Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo , Fla.

A memorial service will be conducted at the residence of his mother at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at her residence at any time.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ida V. ( Hammonds ) Musick

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Ida V. Musick, 78, Route 1, Gate City, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday [ May 10, 1964 ] at her residence after a lingering illness.

She was a life long resident of Scott County , Va. , and attended the Methodist Church .

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lilus Pendleton, Mrs. T. W. Templeton, Mrs. Everett Templeton, Mrs. Harlan Lane and Mrs. Lorn Ervin, all of Gate City, two sons, Herbert Musick, Gate City, Raymond Musick, Clinchport, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Harmon Christian, Gate City; three brothers, Lucian, Joseph and William Hammonds, all of Gate City; 31 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held al 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alley's Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Eugene McConnell and Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial will be in Ervin Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the residence at 4 p.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, May 11, 1964)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Samuel Wallace Musick

May 29, 1959 - August 13, 2013

Gate City - Samuel Wallace Musick, 54 of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Kingsport, Samuel had lived his entire life in Scott County. He was employed at Eastman Chemical Company for 36 years where he worked in the Acetate Fibers Division. He was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed spending time with his girls in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Herbert and Daphene France Musick; and his brother, Allen Musick.

Samuel is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jorita Musick; his daughter, Stasha McMurray and husband Matthew; his granddaughters, Mattie and Piper McMurray all of Gate City; sisters, Anetia Hughes and husband Eric of Piney Flats and Sonia Pendleton and husband Buddy of Gate City; several nieces and nephews; a very special sister-in-law, Wilma Patrick; special friends, Andre Wallen and Jeff Bledsoe; and his two Yorkies, Daisy and Sophie.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the home of his sister-in-law, Wilma Patrick.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mark Kilbourne, Evangelist Willie Duffy and Teddy Pendleton officiating. Music will be provided by Megan Gardner.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Brandon Moore, Dr. Audry Campbell-Moore, Dr. Byron May and his staff, Dr. Edwin McElroy, Dr. W. Elminaoui, Jill Fleming, FNP and special nurses, Susan Johnson and Amanda W.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Musick, Hammonds, France, Edwards, Ervin, Zion, Williams, Carter, Lane, Stewart, Frazier, Hill)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Billie Louise (Blizzard) Wolfe Musser

GATE CITY, Va. - Billie Louise Musser, 80, of Gate City, went to be in her heavenly home on Sunday (Oct. 16, 2005) at her residence.

She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Blizzard and Mollie Wolfe Stephens; her husband, Willard Musser; a brother, James Blizzard; four stepbrothers, Jack, Roy, Jacob Leonard and Jacob McDaniel Wolfe; and a stepsister, Flora Belle Smith.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Ellen Stamper and husband Carl of Gate City; a son, William Daniel Wolfe and wife Delores of Gate City; five grandchildren, Connie McIntosh and husband Patrick, Faith Boggs and husband Richard, Ronald Benjamin Irwin, William Daniel Wolfe Jr. and wife Melissa, and Rebecca Bledsoe and husband Todd; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Justin and Cole Young, Chelsea Grace Boggs, Zachary Bledsoe, Reagan and Rachael Wolfe; a sister, Ada Leona Ball of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepbrother, Luther Marion Wolfe of Kingsport; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the church at 7 p.m. today with Bishop G.D. Peters officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with Bishop G.D. Peters. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Pallbearers are her family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Wayne Myers

DRYDEN, Va. — Donald "Wayne" Myers, 65, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2007.

He was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He served his country with pride, while serving in the U.S. Army, serving stateside during the Vietnam War. He took pride in helping to establish the Dryden Water Authority and set on the board for 40 years. Wayne was a proud member of the Dryden Masonic Lodge #326 in Dryden, Va. He was also a member of The First United Methodist Church of Dryden. Wayne was a gentle and loving soul and as such was loved by everyone he knew.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Edwards Myers; and his father, Don L. Myers.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mona Kaye Myers; by his mother, Jessie Myers; his son David Wayne Myers and wife, Deb, of Jonesville, Va.; two precious granddaughters, Madeyn Grace and Abigail Myers, of Jonesville, Va.; three step-children, William Kelly and wife, Page, of Big Stone Gap, Va., Vanessa Cole and husband, Randy, of Dalton, Ga., Jason Kelly of Big Stone Gap, Va.; several aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap with funeral services following with Henry Peters, Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow at Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Marie (Hobbs) Myers

DRYDEN, Va. — Jessie Hobbs Myers, 94, went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2009.

She was born in Dryden, Va., on June 13, 1914, to Ewing and Hattie Ely Hobbs. She was a member of the Dryden United Methodist Church, a graduate of Radford Teachers College, and a former teacher with the Lee County School System. Jessie was known to be very knowledgeable about local history and the genealogy of several families in the area, and was always willing to provide information.

She was a member of the Powell Valley Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 13 and had received her 50-year pin several years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Don L. Myers; son, Donald Wayne Myers; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Edwards Myers; two sisters, Muriel Ely and Kittie Livesay; and brother, Clyde Hobbs.

She is survived by her grandson, David Myers and wife, Deb; two great-granddaughters, Madelyn Grace Myers and Abigail Eve Myers, all of Jonesville, Va.; two sisters, Rebecca Neal of Clintwood, Va. and Mary Lynn Tritt of Pennington Gap, Va.; daughter-in-law, Mona Kay Myers; and many nieces and nephews. Special friend and caregiver, Anna Ruth Shuler, and caregivers, Francis Carter, Joann Dollar and Clona Dollar.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jeremy McMillan officiating.

Interment will follow in the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va.

emorials may be made to the Fort Blackmore U.M. Camp, 5134 Mabe Stanleytown Road, Duffield, Va. 24244.

Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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