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James Edward Napier

January 27, 1935 - October 26, 2013

James (Jim) Edward Napier, 78, 514 Union Street, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Wellmont Hospice House after a battle with cancer. Born January 27, 1935, he was the fourth of 10 children born to the late Bill and Sarah Napier of Hiltons, VA. James graduated from Hiltons High School and served 4 years in the U.S Air Force, stationed in England. He retired from Holston Defense in 1991 after 27 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Sam Smith and Tina Cross of Hiltons, VA; father in law and mother in law, Lawton and Mary Estelle Quillen of Midway, VA; sister, Sandra Odum of Kingsport, brothers in law, Carl Oliver of Rogersville, Garnie Kilgore of Kingsport and Ray Dolen of Weber City, VA; sister in law, Colleen Quillen Kilgore of Kingsport and nephew, Anthony Napier of Kingsport.

He is survived by the love his life and wife of 53 years, Shirley Quillen Napier of the home; three loving children of whom he was so proud, son Randy Napier and wife, Melissa of Mt. Carmel, two daughters, Sharon Kay Hammonds and husband, Wayne and Lori Ann Napier and fiancé, Chris Falardeau both of Kingsport; two step-grandchildren, Josh Vaughn of Kingsport and Heather Anderson of Mt. Carmel and one step-great granddaughter, Nova Vaughn. He was also “Daddy Jim” to the many children Shirley took care of in their home. Also surviving are five brothers, Billy Napier and wife, Rose, Willis Napier and wife, Janette, Raymond Napier, Danny Napier all of Kingsport and Lonnie Gene Napier of Hiltons, VA; three sisters, Georgia Oliver of Rogersville, Beulah Napier and Priscilla Good both of Kingsport; brothers-in-law, Larry Odum of Kingsport, Bayard Good of Hiltons, VA, Paul Quillen and wife Bobbie Jo, and Mac Quillen and wife Norma of Kingsport; J. C. Quillen and wife Monnie Belle of Weber City; sister-in- law, Helen Quillen Dolen of Weber City along with many special nephews and special nieces.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon – 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home 2060 Hwy US 23N, Weber City, VA or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A Celebration of Life Service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with a special Eulogy given by Starlette Hicks and a reading of Scripture by Willis Napier. Music will be provided by One Lost Sheep.

Military Graveside Rites will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Garden of Resurrection, conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265. Pallbearers will be Gary Oliver, Gregory Oliver, Brad Shaffer, Robin Kilgore, Mark Kilgore, Martin Kilgore and Chris Falardeau.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City is serving the family of James Napier.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Anna B. (McClellan) McClellan Nash

GATE CITY, Va. -- Mrs. Anna McClellan Nash, 83, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday [ 5 May 1954 ] at Smeltzer Nursing Home in Bristol .

Mrs. Nash, the former Anna McClellan, was the daughter of the late John and Isabelle Hammond McClellan.  She was first married to the late George McClellan of Wayland , Va.

Survivors include three sons, Dr. Eugene McClellan and George K. McClellan of Bristol, Va., and James McClellan of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Elbert Edens of Imboden, Va., and Mrs. R. F. Bray of Big Stone Gap, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Williams of Gate City, Mrs. Robert Jennings and Mrs. Bijah Jennings of Kingsport; two brothers, Tom McClellan of Snowflake, Va., and R. F. McClellan of Hawthorne, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the McConnell Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. French Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, May 6, 1954

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ertel Odene Nash Sr.

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Ertel Odene Nash Sr., 70, entered into rest Monday (Oct. 6, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Jan. 17, 1933 to the late Garland Eugene Nash and Clara Vadis Peters.

Mr. Nash was a member of the Nickelsville Masonic Lodge #173.

Survivors include his wife, Sallie Taylor Nash, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Clara Sue and Rick Hammonds, Blountville, and Janice Evelyn and Tommy Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Garland and Shelia Nash, Nickelsville, Va., Odene Nash Jr., James Randall Nash, and Billy Ray and Robin Nash, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; grandchildren, Angela Sue Hammonds, Penny and Samuel Gillenwater, Brandi, Whitney, Tilden, and Harley Nash, Sarah, Matthew, Tristan, Nathan Nash, Kina and Alisha Nash; great-grandson, Daniel Blake Johnson; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home. Masonic services will be held at 7:45 p.m. in the chapel.

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

Music will be provided by the Midway Quartet.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Frank Taylor, Ed Taylor, Carl Taylor, Mark Taylor, Bill Taylor, Tilden Nash and Samuel Gillenwater.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Nickelsville Masonic Lodge #173.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Geneva (Morelock) Neal

KINGSPORT - Geneva M. Neal, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday ( Feb. 18, 2006 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

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

Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Neal; one daughter, Doris McCrary; and grandson, Tony McCrary.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Kay and husband, Tim; one son, Allan Lee Neal, both of Kingsport; grandchildren, Jason Neal and wife Brandi, Kelly, Jacob and Scotty Neal, and Clarance, Gary, and Pam McCrary; great-grandchildren, Aaron Neal, Erica, Ryan and Aaron McCrary; two brothers, Demp Morelock and Hobert Morelock, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday ( Feb. 19, 2006 ) at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport , with Bishop Jack Forbes officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glenna Edith (Lane) Overbay Neal

Glenna Edith Lane Neal, 73, 1617 Woodside Drive, Kingsport died Monday (June 11, 1990) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she spent most of her life in the Kingsport area. She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1973 and was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Eugene Neal, September 1989.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Nancy) Alley, Kingsport; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Eva Wagner, Gate City, Va.; one brother, O.G.. Lane, South Boston, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

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

Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby Ray Necessary

WEBER CITY, Va. — Bobby Ray Necessary, 67, of Weber City passed away early Monday morning (Oct. 28, 2013) at Ridgecrest Manor after a period of declining health.

He was born in Mabe, Va. and has resided most of his life in Scott County. Bobby was a member of Weber City Church of God, a retired diesel mechanic and a veteran of U.S. Air Force.

Bobby loved gospel music and was a good singer.

He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Thelma Ruth Shupe Necessary; three sisters Cassie Lee Necessary, Lucille Begley and Louise Starnes.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Necessary of the home; sisters Glanelle Gillenwater and husband Howard, Gladys Begley, Peggy Rhoton; one brother Gary Necessary and wife Alice; step-daughter Lori Enoch; three step-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Preacher Jimmy Gose, Pastor Raymond Hammonds and Rev. Garnie Snavely officiating. Music will be provided by Charlene Gose.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, 11 a.m. at Hall Cemetery. Those wishing to attend graveside services are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Marie (Hilton) Fields Necessary

Frances Marie Fields Necessary, 83, of Blountville went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 30, 2012 at Brookhaven Manor after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Arnoe, VA; she lived in Kingsport and Mt. Carmel area most of her life and had lived in Blountville for the past four years. She was of the Holiness faith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gale Edward Fields; parents, Amos and Margaret Hilton; sister, Pauline Christian; brother, Ronald James Hilton; grandson, Stephenson Cavin.

She is survived by her loving husband of 4 years, Clarence R. Necessary of the home; daughters, Helen Marie Good of Mt. Carmel, Teresa Cavin of Blountville; sons, Larry Edward Fields of Blountville, Wayne Anthony Fields of Kingsport, Terry Gene Fields and wife, Iva of Church Hill; step daughter, Hattie Edwards and husband, Jerry of Knoxville; stepsons, David Necessary and wife, Vicki of Greeneville, Fred Necessary and wife, Rosalee of Kingsport, Clarence R. Necessary, Jr. and wife Robin of Blountville, John Necessary of Church Hill, Gary Necessary of Kingsport, Larry “Curly” Necessary and wife, Donna of Sulphur Springs; eleven grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; several step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday April 2, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Brickey, Rev. Clarence Necessary and Pastor Margaret Price officiating. Music will be provided by Carol Bledsoe, Collins Family and Gary Necessary.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday April, 3, 2012 at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 am.

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

(Her father, Amos S. Hilton Jr., was born in Scott Co.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Kathleen (Lane) Necessary

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Kathleen L. Necessary, 86, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, (Dec. 27, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.

Mrs. Necessary was born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 30, 1915, daughter of the late Lee and Jane Lane.

She attended Purchase Church all of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John D. Lane, Bascome Lane, Dow Mack Lane, Lee Lane, Jr., Hobert Lane and James Lane.

She is survived by her husband Roddie Necessary, Clinchport, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Bruce Rhoton, Clinchport, Va. and Helen and Kent Russell, Clinchport, Va.; granddaughter and husband, Freda and J.C. Starnes, Clinchport, Va.; sisters, Cora Cade, Church Hill, Hazel Darnell, Kingsport, and Stella Berry, Clinchport, Va.; brothers, Judge Lane, Clinchport, Va., Orbin Lane, Weber City, Va. and O.E. Lane, Greenville, Tenn.; one great grandson, Tyler Starnes; 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 Charlotte and Bruce Rhoton.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Walker Darnell, Brother A.J. Lane and Brother Charles Rhoton officiating. The Holder Family will provide the music.

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

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Lee (Hammond) Necessary

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mary Lee Hammond Necessary, 83, 156 Church Street, died Sunday (July 15,1990) at her home.

She was born in Scott County, Va. where she was a retired cook for the Scott County School System. She was a member of Three Bells United. Methodist Church, Duffield, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Necessary in 1942; and her parents, Henry and Rosa Carter Hammond.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edith M. Mullins, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Velvie McConnell, Weber City, Va., and Mrs. Edward (Rena) Lane, Kingsport;, eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Velvie McConnell.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Andy Watson and the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Necessary

WEBER CITY, Va. - William Necessary, 78, 115 Spring St., Weber City, Va., died Tuesday (April 26, 1994) at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton.

Born in Martin County, Ky., he had been a resident of Weber City for the past 13 years. He was a retired coal miner, an avid fisher­man and a well-known Western Swing musician.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia; and one son, Donald Ray.

Surviving are his wife, Clara; two sons, James Necessary, Warner Rob­bins, Ga. and Danny Nec­essary, St. Al­bans, W.Va.; four daughters, Geraldine Mills, Inez, Ky., Barbara Lucas, Akron, Ohio, Billie Barton, Warner Rob­bins, Ga. and Carol Pennington, Cocoa, Fla.; five stepchildren, Lester Coleman, Poteau, Okla., Ermaline Deel, Oakwood, Va., Ada Stacy, Prater, Va., Roma Deel, Henrietta, Okla.; Kenneth Coleman, Prater, Va.; 17 grand­children and 20 great-grandchil­dren; two brothers, Frank Necessary, Madison, Va. and Charles Necessary, Speedwell, Tenn.; two sisters, Garnet Ward, Boones Camp, Ky. and Beatrice Dennison, Ethel West, Va.

Calling hours are anytime af­ter 11 a.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the resi­dence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Edwin Car­ter officiating.

Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce Edward Neeley

GATE CITY, Va. - Bruce Edward Neeley, 62, passed away Wednesday ( Sept. 15, 2004 ) at his residence with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Scott County , Va. on Aug. 31, 1942 and had lived in Gate City most of his life.

He enjoyed life to the fullest, hunting, fishing and boating. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved everyone and never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Neeley and Bonnie Neeley Brown; brother, Bill Neeley; and sister, Judith Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Lenora Ferguson; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Randy Sheppard, Jacksonville, Fla.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Randy Ferguson, Kingsport, Marvin and Cindy Ferguson, Church Hill, SSG Mervin and Patty Ferguson, El Paso, Tex., and Scott and Lisa Ferguson, Church Hill; sisters, Mrs. Mae Tipton, Church Hill, Mrs. Betty Sloan, Kingsport and Mrs. Mary Nickles, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Kinnie Neeley, Blountville, Don Neeley, Gate City, Va. and Jerry Neeley, Pulaskie, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Jonathan and Jennifer Crawford, Jacksonville, Fla., Dustin, Chilton and Kayla Capps, Jacksonville, Fla., Josh Ferguson, Kingsport, Summer and Tyler Ferguson, Church Hill, Charles and Felicia Ferguson, El Paso, Tex., Miranda, Tosh and Kayla Ferguson, Church Hill; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alex, Brooklyn and Emily; and special friends, Wayne and Teddi Jinks, Asheville, N.C.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 140 Ft. Blackmore Road , Gate City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Willie Neeley officiating.

Eddie Roberts will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Randy Sheppard, Jon Crawford, Josh Ferguson, Tyler Ferguson, Dustin Capps and Chilton Capps will serve as pallbearers.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Burlie Carlyle Neeley

07 Sep 1938 - 03 Dec 2010

CHURCH HILL — Burlie Carlyle Neeley, 72, of Church Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Friday (Dec. 3, 2010) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Burlie was born in Scott County Va., and lived in this area the majority of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Burlie retired with Superior Carriers.

He attended Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church for over 20 years. Burlie loved to work in his yard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burlie and Opal Neeley; a special friend, William Davis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Bledsoe Neeley; her daughter, Vicki Didier of Church Hill; her son, Jeff Neeley of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren, Audrey Neeley, Leigha Neeley, Jacob Neeley and Logan Neeley; one great-granddaughter, Adrianna Daley; one sister, Janice Gilreath and husband, W.T. of Kingsport; one brother, W.H. (Bill) Neeley and wife Rudy of Blountville; nieces, Lisa Kite and husband, J.D. and Candice Neeley; along with a dear friend. Frances Ervin and husband, Bob of Weber City, Va.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at McKinney Carter Cemetery, Duffield, Va.

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

Findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Carl Neeley

DUFFIELD, Va. — Carl Neeley, 62, entered into rest suddenly June 3, 2009 at his home.

He was born in Sullivan County on Oct. 12, 1946 to the late Pat and Mary Frazier Neeley.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Neeley, of the home; a son, Mark Edward Neeley of Washington State; a sister, Nancy Lane and husband, C.W.; sister-in-law, Betty Hyatt and husband, John and a special cousin, Linda Penley; special friends, Vivian and husband, John Gilbert and also Sharon and husband, Danny Page; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Following Mr. Neeley’s wishes, he will be cremated and have a celebration of life held at Purchase Ridge Community Church on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dennie H. Neeley

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Dennie H. Neeley, 86, Route 3, went to be with the Lord Saturday (July 5, 2003) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 12, 1917 and was the son of the late Jessie and Rachael Head Neeley. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was employed with the federal government as a low income housing inspector. Mr. Neeley was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Author Lee Neeley; sisters, Polly, Anna Lou and Ellen Neeley; brothers, Will and Ballard Neeley.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Mae Barnette Neeley, Clinchport, Va.; daughter, Velma "Jackie" Vaughn, Kingsport; sons, James Neeley, Duffield, Va., Bud and wife Ruthie Vaughn and Daniel Neeley, all of Kingsport; sisters, Maude Williams and Margie Faulk, both of Kingsport; brother, Ben Neeley, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services were conducted on Monday, July 7, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Military graveside rites were presented by American Legion Post No. 3 of Kingsport and Post No. 265 of Gate City.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Earl Monroe Neeley

Earl Monroe Neeley, 59, of Kingsport passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 6, 2011.

A native of Scott County , he loved working on cars and fishing. Earl never met a stranger; he loved his family and grandkids and was an all around good ol' boy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Ellen Bishop Neeley and one great-granddaughter, Kaylyn Lundy.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Begley and husband, Ronald of Kingsport, Kristy Bearden of Knoxville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jeanette Winegar of Kingsport, Monnie Collins and husband, Suel of Kingsport, Geneva "Jenny" Keplinger and husband, John of Jonesborough, Brenda Shaw and husband, Terry of Limestone; three brothers, Clyde Neeley and wife, Cindy of Rockford, TN, Kyle Neeley and wife, Charlotte of Kingsport, Rick Neeley and wife, Terri of Kingsport; special nephew, Jerry Miller and several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport . The service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday with Mr. Terry Lyons officiating.

Pallbearers are Ricky M. Neeley, Travis L. Neeley, Ronald Begley, R.J. Begley, Jeremy Begley, Rick Neeley, and Justin Light.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Internet Obituaries
Submitted by Don Lane

James Rhea Neeley

DUFFIELD, Va. - James Rhea Neeley, 71, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ early Thursday morning, (May 31, 2007) after a brief illness while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a farmer and was born in Scott County, Va. on Aug. 15, 1935, a son of Annie Mae Barnett Neeley and the late Denny Neeley.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Aruthur Lee Neeley.

Survivors other than his mother include the mother of his children, RosaLee Neeley of Duffield; three daughters, Linda Frazier and husband, Jackie, Connie Frazier and husband, Terry all of Duffield, Robin Vanzant and husband, Eddie of Gate City; one son, Wayne Neeley of Clinchport; two granddaughters, Heather Townsend and husband, Matt, of Duffield and Courtney Shelton and husband, Ray of Kingsport; two grandsons, Jason Frazier of Duffield and Jacob Vanzant of Gate City; one great-grandson, Lukas Dale Shelton of Kingsport; two brothers, Daniel Neeley of Duffield and Bud Neeley of Kingsport; one sister, Jackie Vaughn of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and others also survive.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Rosalee Neeley, Clinchport, Va.

The funeral will follow in the east chapel of the funeral home with Brother Kyle Akers and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Eddie Roberts, Jackie Frazier and Courtney Shelton.

Burial will be Sunday at 1:30 in the Lane Cemetery, Pattonsville community of Scott County.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jimmy B. "J.B" Neeley Jr.

(J.B.’s wife’s parents were b. Scott Co. Some other Scott Co families were Egan, Kern, Taylor, Casteel, Ramey, Lane, Stewart, Wolfe.)

Jimmy B. Neeley Jr., 41, No. 2 Robert Lee Apartments, died Friday afternoon [9/25/1970] in Johnson City Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He had been in poor health for a number of years.

He was born in Wise County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport for the past 30 years. He had been employed by the City of Kingsport until three years ago when poor health forced his retirement.

Survivors include his widow, Margie Neeley; sons, Johnny, Duane, Bryan and Roger Neeley, all of the home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Neeley, Orebank; sisters, Mrs. Ruby Cole, Fall Branch, and Mrs. Francis Taylor, Orebank; a brother, Bill Neeley, Kingsport; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Victoria Bush, Orebank.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Jimmy (J. B.) Neeley Jr., 41, No. 2 Robert Lee Apartments, who died Friday afternoon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Orebank Evangelical Methodist Church with the Rev. Douglas Drinnon officiating. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will remain at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until one hour before services when it will be taken to the church. Hameltt-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

From Kingsport Times-News of Sunday, September 27, 1970

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Joyce Othel (Rhoton) Neeley

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Joyce Othel Neeley, 62, entered into rest Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at her residence.

Mrs. Neeley was born Dec. 29, 1938 in Scott County, Va., to the late Clint and Ruby Dockery Rhoton.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Neeley in 1980.

Survivors include her husband, Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, Clinchport, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Scott Cleek, Gate City, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Leona Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., and Donald and Sharon Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and also many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence, Rt. 3, Clinchport, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Tignor and the Rev. A.J. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Billy Gibson and Ray Starnes.

Burial will follow at the Darnell Cemetery, Fairview, Va.

Lester Rhoton, I.E. Horton, Lawrence Payne, Ben Neeley, Don Lane, Thomas Junior Clendenin, B.A. Clendenin and Corkey Clendenin will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Helma (Meade) Neeley

Mrs. Lois Helma Neeley, 92, of Lake City, died Friday, April 6, in the Suwannee Valley Care Center, Lake City following an extended illness.  She was a native of Appalachia , Va. and had resided in Lake City for the past 50 years.  She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison Meade and Beulah Zoe Robinette Meade and the widow of the late Kenneth Earl Neeley.  She worked as a sales clerk with McCroy's Five and Dime Store and Eagle-Devane Clothing Store for many years until her retirement.  She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Columbia County.

Survivors include four daughters, Grace (Jack) Hagans, June (Norman) Burnham and Beulah (Clayton) Hardy all of Lake City and Lorraine (Ron) Hayes of Bristol , Va. ; one son, Charles (Karen) Neeley of Wellborn.  Sixteen grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Shaw, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery , Lake City .  Visistation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 8. at Guerry Funeral Home, 2659 S. W. Main Blvd. , Lake City .

(' Lake City Reporter' of Sunday, April 8, 2007 ; Lake City , Fl)

' Lake City Reporter'
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lulia Mae (Rhoton) Neeley

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Mrs. Lulia Mae Neeley , 95, went to be with the Lord Sunday (May 3, 1998) at Norton Community Hospital.

Born in Scott County, Va., on June 6, 1903, she was a daughter of the late William (Bill) Rhoton and Lori Lane Rhoton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Neeley , a son, a sister and four brothers.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Georgia) Clendenin and Mrs. Gerald (Anna Bell) Rhoton, both of Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Buford (Ruby) Akers, Beavercreek, Ohio, Mrs. Sidney (Eva Dell) Darnell, Kingsport, Mrs. Willard (Ester) Lane and Mrs. Otto (Charmie) Gibson, both of Duffield, Va.; two sons, William Jessie Neeley and Rev. Kenneth Neeley , both of Clinchport, Va.; a foster son, Leonard Neeley , Keokee, Va.; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude McDavid, Gate City, Va.; and Mrs. Mary Qualls, Blackwater, Va.; three half sisters, Mrs. Monnie Gibson and Mrs. Loudema Hensley, both of Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Geneva Lane, Clinchport, Va.; a brother, John Rhoton, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. at today at Duffield Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Otto Gibson and the Rev. Ray Starnes officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Tradition.

Burial will follow at Purchase Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maxie Neeley

WEBER CITY, Va. — Maxie Neeley, 92, Weber City, passed away Monday (Dec. 1, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and retired from Intermountain Telephone Company. Miss Neeley was a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church.
Her parents and 10 siblings preceded her in death.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2019 Chapel Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Maxie Neeley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline Hattie (Quillen) Sexton Neeley

GATE CITY, Va. - Pauline Hattie Neeley, 72, entered into rest Tuesday ( May 18, 2004 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Neeley was born in Scott County, Va., on June 10, 1931 to the late Ezra C. and Velvie McDavid Quillen.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Neeley; a daughter, Judy Smith in 1990; and a son, William B. Neeley in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Tipton and Mary Nickels, both of Gate City; three sons, Nelson Sexton, Chesnee, S.C., Bobby Sexton, Jacksonville, Fla., and David Sexton, Kingsport; sister, Betty Gibson, Gate City; one brother, Johnny Quillen, Gate City; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home of Mary Nickels.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joel R. Waldron Sr. and the Rev. Leonard Dixon officiating.

Music will be provided by the Singing Believers, Glenna Blankenbeckler and Eric White. Pianist will be Gina Gillenwater.

Burial will follow the service at Adams Cemetery , Manville , Va.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Gibson, Chris Quillen, Matt Quillen, David Sexton II, Mike Sexton and Travis Sexton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rosa Lee (Griffin) Neeley

DUFFIELD, Va. — Rosa Lee Neeley, 67, passed away, Friday (Jan. 9, 2009) at her residence with Jesus, her children and grandchildren by her side.

Our precious mother dedicated her life to Jesus and her children. She attended Rye Cove Pentecostal Church for several years until she had to stop due to her declining health.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 21, 1941, the daughter of the late Jim Griffin and Gertrude Griffin McDavid.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, James Rhea Neeley; brothers, James Griffin and Paul Griffin; and a sister, Kathy Henslee.

Surviving are her three daughters, Linda Frazier and husband, Brother Jackie Frazier, Duffield, Va., Connie Frazier and husband, Terry, Duffield, Va. and Robin Vanzant and husband, Eddie, Gate City, Va.; son, Denny Wayne Neeley, Duffield, Va.; granddaughters, Heather Townsend and husband, Matt, Duffield, Va. and Courtney Frazier Shelton and husband, Ray, Kingsport; grandsons, Jason Frazier, Duffield, Va. and Jacob Vanzant, Gate City, Va.; one great-grandson, Lukas Dale Shelton, Kingsport; sisters, Lizzie Mitchell and husband, Burl, Leona, Calif., Betty Stokes and husband, Don, Weber City, Va.; step sister, Nettie Mae McDavid Bowen, Gate City, Va.; a very special daughter-in-law, Tammy E. Sanders, Rye Cove, Va.; and a most precious loyal, loving and caring friend, Bill J. Rhoton and his precious children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Jimmy Hammonds and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Jess and Florence Boggs, Jackie Frazier and Courtney Frazier Shelton and Brother Jimmy and Sister Wanda Hammonds will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Goode Cemetery at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Ricky Stokes, Eugene Mitchell, Paul Dewayne Griffin, David Gillenwater and Ray Shelton will serve as pallbearers.

Rodger Dingus, Roy Roberts, Scott Jennings, Kelly Roberts, Bobby Starnes, Danny Noe, Bruce Lane, Billy Wayne Rhoton, Allen Vanzant, Don Stokes and L.J. Cobb will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12 noon to go in procession to the graveside service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel S. Neeley

Speers Ferry, Va. -- (Spl.) -- Samuel S. Neeley, 70 retired merchant and farmer, died at the home of Mrs. John Stephenson here at 3 p.m. Thursday [ 9/14/1950 ].

He was a Scott County native, the son of Wilburn and Mary McConnell Neeley, and was a member of the Baptist Church .

Surviving are two sons, J. W. Neeley, Kingsport, and Clarence Neeley, Clinchport, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Brooks and Mrs. Cecil Thayer, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. T. B. Stephens [Stephenson], Richmond, Ky.; Mrs. H. P. Carter and Mrs. Pearl Neeley, Kingsport; a half-sister, Mrs. W. E. Dotson, Gate City; two half-brothers, Burley Neeley, Clinchport, and Kelly Neeley, Newport News, Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Friday at Hortons Chapel, with the Rev. R. W. Dillion officiating.  McConnell Funeral Home, Gate City, is in charge.

(Kingsport News, Friday, September 15, 1950)

[Samuel and Amanda are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, TN]

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Vic­toria (Spears) Dillion Neeley

APPALACHIA, Va. - Mrs. Vic­toria Spears Neely, 71, died in Ap­palachia Hospital at 7 p.m. Wednesday [3/5/1958] after a long illness.

She was the wife of William D. Neely and had been a resident of Appalachia 20 years.

Surviving are her widower; three sons, Ralph, of Appalachia; Wal­ter, Pikeville, Ky., and John D. Neely, Marion, Va.; three daugh­ters, Mrs. H. H. Quillen and Mrs. P. E. Fraley, Appalachia, and Mrs. Ovus Funk, Briggs, Ky.; three sis­ters, Mrs. Goldie Smith, Inman, Va.; Mrs. Bessie Davidson, Eliza­bethton, Tenn., and Mrs. Dora Neely, Bridgeport, Ind.

Funeral arrangements are in­complete. The body is at the Roy Green Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News, Mar. 1958

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell

William Buford “Bill” Neeley

GATE CITY, Va. - William “Bill” Neeley, 28, died Sunday evening (May 26, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County, he was employed by the Tennessee Eastman Co. as a painter. He was of the Holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Neeley Smih.

Surviving are his parents, William Henry and Pauline Quillen Neeley; four sisters, Mary Nickels and Wonda Tipton, both of Gate City, Mae Tipton, West Carters Valley, Betty Jones, Kingsport; seven brothers, Herman Sexton, Spartansburg, S.C., Bobby Sexton, Madiera Beach, Fla, Kenny Neeley, Kingsport, David Neeley, Bruce Neeley, Don Neeley and Jerry Neeley, all of Gate City.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday 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. Phil Christian and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Friends will serve, as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Adams Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

William Jessie Neeley

GATE City, Va. - William Jessie Neeley, 74, entered into rest on Friday (Feb. 16, 2001) at the VA Medical Center, Johnson City.

Mr. Neeley was born on July 29, 1926 in Lee County. Va. He was a son of the late Ballard Arthur and Lulia Mae Rhoton Neeley.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Georgia Clendenin; and one brother, Arthur Lee Neeley.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific in World War II. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He was a loving brother of five sisters and their husbands, Ruby and Buford Akers, Beaver Creek, Ohio, Eva Dell and Sid Darnell, Kingsport, Ester Marie and Willard Lane, Clinchport, Va., Anna Belle and Gerald Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., and Charmie Bea and Rev. Otto Gibson, Duffield, Va. He was also a loving brother to Rev. Kenneth Neeley and wife, Othel, Clinchport, Va., and foster brother, Leonard Neeley and wife, Gertrude, Keokee, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the old homeplace.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Tomlinson Family Cemetery, Purchase Ridge Community.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Powers, Charles Rhoton, Jim Berry, John Hyatt, William Smith, Jr., and I. E. Horton.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Zelda Faye (Freeman) Neeley

KINGSPORT — My beloved sister, Zelda Faye Freeman Neeley, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2013. She was a victim of congestive heart failure.

Mrs. Neeley was born on Jan. 15, 1959, in Kingsport, Tenn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Odus Clay Freeman. She married Dwain Neeley on Aug. 21, 1979, and moved to Okinawa, Japan, where Dwain was an Army MP. While there, she had the love of her life, Derek Shaun Neeley, on Aug. 10, 1980. Derek suffers from autism, and Dwain developed emphysema after they returned to the States.

Zelda graduated from Barton’s School of Cosmetology in 1990 and later worked as a hair dresser. But, as her husband became more ill and Derek’s needs increased, she became a wonderful full-time caregiver, taking full care of her husband’s and Derek’s personal needs. My sister did everything in her power to learn about autism and used any technique she could to improve Derek’s functioning, yet little worked. Derek is low-level functioning, but she did manage to keep him happy. She later helped me, as well, to care give for our mother as she was dying. She then took loving care of Dwain until his death on April 30, 2003. Both remained happy together until the end. Zelda is my lifetime heroine.

As well as her husband, Zelda was preceded in death by our parents. We had no other siblings. She is also preceded in death by many other beloved members of our extended family and by many wonderful friends.

Along with me, Kathryn Freeman Blankenship, Derek, and my husband Roy Blankenship, survivors include Zelda’s mother-in-law, many other of our relatives, Dwain’s relatives, including a Down’s syndrome brother, Roger, who is Derek’s best friend, and many beloved friends and former neighbors. We were greatly blessed by all of these people.

My sister became very active on Facebook a few years ago, and found another calling. She became active in several help groups, including sufferers of autism, congestive heart failure, and veterans and others with PTSD, and supported those members with great effort. Some of these members say that she helped save their lives. She found a way to be with Derek and also use her superb intellect to find “posts” for Facebook that gave humor, uplifting support, many shared intellectual pursuits, shared musical interests, and displays just for their beauty alone. She has approximately 200 Facebook friends, and those not living here are with her in spirit. I have also received an outpouring of love from these friends, continuing day after day. I have never known anything like it, and I am so grateful my sister had this enjoyment in an otherwise care giving focused life. Many of our family and long-term Kingsport family and friends are also involved. She has a memorial page at Zelda Neeley Memorial, and anyone else interested can contact me to be invited.

Zelda and I have been members of Bethel Presbyterian Church, where her memorial service will be held on Sunday (Nov. 24, 2013) at 4 p.m. in Kingsport.

Though my sister died of heart disease, as did our father, her first love was Derek, and I ask that any memorial contributions be made to the Association for Retarded Individuals, who helped my sister greatly in caring for Derek.

Although my sister has enjoyed meeting her Maker, being in reunion with so many of her loved ones, and is now free of pain and is in joy, I am selfish and wish I could have held on to her, my lifelong best friend, for myself and for Derek. Thank you for all of the joy you added to my life. Rest in the peace you so deserve, my beloved baby sister.

(Zelda’s husband Dwain has many ancestors from Scott Co; some ancestral families are – Egan, Kern, Taylor, Casteel, Ramey, Lane, Stewart, Wolfe)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Eddie Dean Neff

KINGSPORT — Eddie Dean Neff, 49, of Kingsport, passed away suddenly on Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport).

Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Otto Neff; and his sister, Peggy Sue Neff.

Survivors include his mother, Joy Frazier Neff; his son, Jason Neff and wife, Jamie; a grandson, Ian Neff; two sisters, Donna Neff and Onita Neff, all of Kingsport; a brother, Tommy Neff and wife, Mary Ann of Bristol, Va.; along with five nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Gardners Chapel Cemetery, Hiltons, Va., conducted by Jason Neff and Ronald Frazier. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon.

Pallbearers will be his family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fred W. Neff

PINEY FLATS, Tenn. - Fred W. Neff, 75, entered into rest on Wednesday (Aug. 11, 1999) at Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville.

Mr. Neff was born in Scott County, Va. on February 24, 1924 a son of the late Cummings G. and Cora Sanders Neff.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Brillar Neff and two brothers, Claude and Otto Neff.

He is survived by one sister, Tempie Hagy, Fort Blackmore, Va.; two half-brothers, Charles Leo Horne, Piney Flats and Bennie Horne, Uba City, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Mack Harr officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Grace M. (Page) Horton Neff

KINGSPORT - Grace Page Neff, 88, entered into rest Friday ( Nov. 1, 2002 ) at Indian Path Hospital .

She was born in Scott County Va. , on May 6, 1914 to the late Joseph Newton Page Sr. and Nannie Belle Ramey Page.

She lived all her life in Scott County , Va. , and lived in Kingsport the past few years with her niece, Kathy Skeens. She retired from Modern Bakery of Kingsport after 35 years. She was the oldest member of Hortons Chapel in Speers Ferry, Va.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bob Horton; and second husband, Carey M. Neff; sister, Virginia Reed; brothers, Ernest, John, Gene, Ray, Kenneth, Joseph Page Jr., Ed Page; several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Janette Grizzle, Gate, City, Va.; stepsons, Don Neff, Yuma, Va., and Billy Ray Neff, Jonesborough; great-niece, Chyanne Skeens, and great-nephew, Nicholas Skeens, both of Kingsport, who were very close to her; great-great-niece, Maelynn Cutshaw, Greeneville, who will be singing a special song for her. Survivors also include several nieces and nephews. Grace was the most loving and special aunt and friend a person could have and will be surely missed by all.

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 funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jackie Begley and the Rev. Larry Bledsoe officiating. Eulogy will be given by David Shelton.

Music will be provided by the Rev. Jackie Begley, Carolyn Bledsoe and David Shelton and friends.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday 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.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Annis (Rogan) Nelms

Mrs. Annis Rogan Nelms, daughter of the late James J. Rogan, and a member of one of pioneer families of Kingsport, died at the age of 87 at Holston Valley Community Hospital Monday afternoon [ 6/21/1965 ].

Born in Cowans Branch Community in Scott Co., Mrs. Nclms spent the greatest part of her life in Kingsport . Her husband, Charles W. Nelms, died in 1920.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Grace Shelly of Greensboro . N.C.; Mrs. Mary Kate Bullis, Kingsport, Ruby Ellen Durham, High Point, N. C.; two sons, George and John Nelms, both of Kingsport; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends will be received at Hamlctt-Dobson Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and at the Nelms residence at 1442 Valley St .

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, June 22, 1965)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Charles M. Nelms

Charles M. Nelms, 63, 308 Fairview Avenue died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday [8/3/1975] in Holston Valley Community Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

Born in Richmond, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 50 years. Nelms was employed in the Fiber Division, Maintenance, of Tennessee Eastman Company for 33 years, retiring in 1972 due to ill health. He attended the House of Prayer Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vernie Steffey Nelms, Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Worley (JoAnn) Fields, Flint, Mich.; three sons, Rev. Edgar Nelms, and Jimmy Nelms, both of Kingsport, and Douglas Howard Nelms, Flint, Mich.; his step-mother, Mrs. Ella Nelms, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Crawford, Kingsport, and Mrs. Minnie Nickels, Dungannon, Va.; one brother, Bill Nelms, Kingsport; four half-sisters, Mrs. Beulah Morelock, and Mrs. Juanita Bennett, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Eloise Peters, Warrick, R.I., and Mrs. Helen Lyke, Augusta, Ga.; four half-brothers, George Nelms, J.M. Nelms, and Don Nelms, all of Kingsport, and Bob Nelms, Providence, R.I.; 11 grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Wife Vernie (Steffey) Nelms’ father, Francis Marion Steffey, was born and married in Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times / Monday, August 4, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel McGhee Nelms

Hazel McGhee Nelms, our precious mother, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday (Aug. 17, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born on Nov. 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late William McGhee Sr. and Nancy Arnold McGhee.

Hazel attended the Central Assembly of God Church. She was an employee of Tri-City Linen and Diaper Service for 38 years, retiring at 76 years of age.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by her loved ones and the many lives she had touched throughout her 81 years of life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Nelms; sister, Lucille McGhee; brother, William McGhee Jr.; and two nephews, Phillip Randolph Williams and Danny Joe Williams.

Surviving are her children, Sandra Dishner and husband Larry, Clarence Nelms and wife Joan, Donald Nelms and wife Joan, Gary Nelms, Chuck Nelms and wife Joan; grandchildren, Steve Nelms and wife Monna, Cheri Bell and husband Aaron, Michael Nelms and wife Angel, Cheryl Ann Nelms, Scott Dishner, Brandon Dishner, Vickie Nelms, Melissa Rogers and husband John; great-grandchildren, Shayla Bell, Brady Nelms, Brody Nelms, Catherine Grace Nelms, Leigha Dawn Frantzen, Stacy Golden, Ryan Golden; sisters, Marie Williams and Jean Robinette; brothers, Otis McGhee and Charles McGhee; a sister-in-law, Frances McGhee; a special niece, Donna Robinson; several other nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Betty Williams.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenna Sprung

Maude Helen (Davis) Nelms

Kingsport – Helen Davis Nelms, 81, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon, June 5, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Hiltons, VA, she was a former resident of Hawkins County and had lived in Kingsport most of her life.

Mrs. Nelms was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Morrison City. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Nelms; infant son; parents, Sam and Virginia Bragg Davis; several sisters and brothers.

Surviving are her daughters, Patsy Christian and husband, Terry of Kingsport, Wanda Crawford and husband, Rick of Kingsport; Gary Davis and wife, Jo of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Michael Davis, Briana Christian, Patrick “Petey” Crawford, Haley Christian and Peyton Crawford; three great grandchildren, Ashley Hall, Dayne Davis and Austin Davis; sister, Betty Jo Davis of Church Hill and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm Friday, June 7, 2013 at First Free Will Baptist Church of Morrison City, 211 Carters Valley Rd., Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 7 pm at the church with Pastor Brian Capps and Pastor Danny Sykes officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Saturday at Ross Campground Cemetery with Pastor Brian Capps, Pastor Danny Sykes and Rev. Larry Winkle officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Family and friends are asked to meet at Carter-Trent Funeral Home at 1pm Saturday to go in a procession.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Patsy, Terry and girls for taking such good care of our mom. Also her caregiver, Immogene Overbay, Dr. Christopher Neglia, Dr. Brian Arnett, their staffs and Janice Ewing of Kingsport Pulmonary Associates.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Helen Davis Nelms.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

William Kennedy Nelms Jr.

KINGSPORT — William Kennedy Nelms, Jr., 93, of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday (May 30, 2009) at the Asbury Center in Kingsport.

W. K., known to many as "Dub" was a good and special man. He was born in Chattanooga and moved to Kingsport at the age of one. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School where he was active in the band and running.

His daughter, Jean, laughs that they had the same homeroom teacher, Miss Elmore. He went to LSU on a band scholarship to play in the marching band.

He worked at the bank and then the post office, retiring from the post office. He married Marian Miles who came up from Georgia to be the first registered dietician at Holston Valley Hospital. W. K. and Marian were married 58 years before her passing. They had three children, Bill, Jean and Ann. And, then seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

W. K. was one of the oldest living members of First Broad Street United Methodist Church, having grown up in the church with his parents and then raising his three children in the same church.

He had played in the band at the church.

W. K. was active in the senior center, serving as officer for a number of years. He was in a number of plays at the senior center. One especially remembered, is when he played a football coach and had the audience laughing for most of the play. He was a runner in high school and enjoyed running in the Senior Olympics. He represented the state of Tennessee in St. Louis, Mo. in the very first National Senior Olympics. He was honored by the Kingsport News for his community service.

W. K. was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served with Col. Marsh in Iceland during the Korean War in Intelligence.

He married Martha Cathey and they were married until his death. He attended the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with her. They were in the senior plays together and had a good life and time well spent together.

She was a good and caring caregiver to him. His children are grateful for her tenderness to him.

W.K. will be missed and, when the tears settle, we will remember him with joy and smiles for the heritage he has given to his children and grandchildren. Thank you, Dad, we love you and we look forward to seeing you again.

Private graveside services will be held Monday.

The family will receive friends at First Broad Street United Methodist Church from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Weikel and Rev. Spurgeon McCartt, officiating.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of William Kennedy Nelms, Jr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Kennedy Nelms Sr.

William Kennedy Nelms, Sr., 87, 3340 East 'Ridgeview St, died at. 8 p.m. Monday in Holston Valley Community Hospital after being in declining health for the past three years. He was a life-long resident of Sullivan County and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1917. He had worked with several area furniture stores before retiring in 1966. He was a charter member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Mann Nelms of the home; three daughters, Mrs. L. D. Kugg of the home, Mrs. E. Vernon Carrico and Mrs. Howard Chase both of Kingsport; one son, W. K. Nelms, Jr. of Kingsport; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times / Tuesday, May 18, 1971)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Arthur Lee "Buck" Nelson

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Arthur Lee (Buck) Nelson, 55, Route 1, Ft. Blackmore, Va., died at his residence at 12:20 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 29,1987).

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he was employed by Neil Supply as a mechanic. He was a member of Peters Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ollie Mae Kimbler Nelson and a brother, Robert Nelson.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Owens Nelson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; his father, W.C. Nelson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Anthony Wayne (Patsy Lynn) Buzzo, Pinesville, W.Va.; two sons, Gregory Nelson, Decatur, Ga. and Kevin Arthur Nelson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin

Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Fletcher Fraysier and Rev. Bobby Wayne McCracken officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edith Mae (Owen) Nelson

KINGSPORT — Edith Mae Owen Nelson, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Feb. 9, 2008) at her residence following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Ft. Blackmore) Edith had been a resident of Kingsport for several years and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her daughter, Patsy "Buzzo" Blessing, Weber City, Va.; sons, Greg Nelson, Phoenix, Ariz. and Kevin Nelson and wife, Sharon, Kingsport; longtime friend, Joe M. Ferguson, Kingsport; grandchildren, Krystal Roberts and Misty Tomlinson; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Katelyn, Austin and Kirstin; sisters, Wanda Lane and husband, Roy Lee, Weber City, Va., Mary McArthur, Kingsport; brother, Mark Owen and wife, Vonda, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Benjamin "J.B." Nelson

KINGSPORT - John Benjamin "J.B." Nelson, 82 ,of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2006) at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon returning he worked at the Kingsport Press for over 21 years and moved to Plainfield, N.J., and lived there for over 19 years. He retired from the Tingley Rubber Corp. in 1990.

He was a member of the Riverside Ave. Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3.

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Nell Olinger Nelson; his parents, William David Nelson and Polly Arnold Howell Nelson; twin infant sisters and five other sisters, Amanda Spears, Verna Marshall, Mary Samples, Lola Mae Samples and Gladys Howell; four brothers, Bill Nelson, Earn Nelson, Howard Howell and Raymond Howell; and a son-in-law, Wilbur Fleenor.

He is survived by his daughter, Alma Fleenor of Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, William David Nelson and wife Ellen of Munford, Tenn., Johnny Nelson and wife Hsiu-Luan of Oxnard, Calif., and Howard Nelson and wife Susan of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Regina Simpson and husband Wayne, Thelma Nelson, Billy Nelson, Dee Dee Languedoc and husband Mike, Vivian Nelson and Christopher Nelson; seven great-grandchildren, Nacoma, Jeremiah, Tomah, Ashley, Cheyenne, Michael and Jessica; and a lifelong friend, Robert Kendrick; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or friends may call anytime at the home of his daughter, Alma Fleenor.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Calvin Bishop and Rev. Chris Christian officiating.

Music will be provided by Jim Hyatt.

Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by American Legion Hammond Post # 3 and Gate City Post #265, with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Monnie Ellen (Starnes) Nelson

RADFORD, Va. - Monnie Starnes Nelson, 97, formerly of Scott County, Va. died Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2000) at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Sidney and Beth Nelson.

Her parents were Oscar and Alice Bond Starnes of Scott County, Va.

She retired from St. Albans Hospital where she worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). She was known as "Gege" by the children in the family and their friends. She was noted for her great love and devotion to her family , grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren who spent many happy and nurturing hours in her care.

Monnie and "Pat" were members of Grove United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Hascue Nelson; son, Jack Nelson; brothers, Grady and Sam Starnes; and sister, Laura S. Peters.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Sidney and Beth Nelson; grandchildren, Judy Nelson, Jeanie and husband Mike Anderson, Betty and husband Dave Whitley; great-grandchildren, Jon Anderson, Sydney and husband David Lawson, Travis Whitley, and Carter Whitley; great-great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Olivia Beth Lawson, all of Pulaski County; nephews and their families, Harold Starnes, Fort Blackmore, Va., Sam Starnes, Salt Lake City, Utah., Tom Starnes, Radford, Don Starnes, Smithville, Missouri, and O.H. Peters, Greeneville, Tenn.; nieces and their families, Kathleen Starnes Darnell, Gate City, Va., and Louise "Teenie" Starnes Moscoe, Fla.; a number of cherished children of deceased nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Gaye Bond Bowen.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday at DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford, Va..

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Warren Stewart officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beth C. Nelson Scholarship Fund, Radford University, or to the Oscar Peters Scholarship Fund, Milligan College.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sallie Mae (Smith) Penley Nelson

LIMESTONE — Sallie Mae Penley Nelson, 82, of Limestone, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening (June 4, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

She was born in Greene County and lived her entire life in the Washington County area and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, William Penley; companion of 32 years, William Showman; four children; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson; Granville Stencer Smith, father; Rachel Bathula Wallace Smith, mother.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Nelson, of the home; daughters, Geneva Gray and husband, Michael of Virginia Beach, Va., Betty Smith and husband, Ronnie of Nashville, Tenn., Dorothy Mayes and husband, Charlie of Nashville, Tenn., Margaret Smith and companion, Kurt Brooks of Nashville; special daughter and caregiver, Phyllis Necessary and husband, Daniel of Blountville; sons, Frankie Penley, of the home, Roy Penley and wife, Kay, of Baileyton, Buddy Penley and wife, Martha of Watauga; other special caregivers, grandson, Daniel Joe Necessary, Jr.; granddaughters, Kristy Necessary and Martha Dykes; 40 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Viola Garber, Kathleen Farris and Edna Hoke, all of Greeneville; brother, Raymond Smith of Illinois; several nieces and nephews and other family members.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport or anytime at the home of Daniel Joe Necessary, Jr.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Angie Childress, the Rev. Annie Porter and Bro. Daniel Necessary, Jr. officiating.

Music will be by Becky Guy, Rev. Annie Porter, Rev. Angie Childress and daughter.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesborough.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be pallbearers.

Memorial donations to help pay for the funeral expenses may be made to the family in care of Daniel J. Necessary, Jr., 1439 Wolfe Lane, Lot E-12, Mt. Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Jack Nelson

GATE CITY - William Jack Nelson, 49, a former resident of Scott County, was found dead Saturday [2/24/1973] at his home, 3800 Richard Ave., Fairfax, Va.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Faye Hurd Nelson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Nelson; and brother, S. H. Nelson, also of Fairfax.

The body is being returned to the Gate City Funeral Home for funeral and burial.

(Burial in Holston View Cemetery.)

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 27, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Artemus Andrew "Andy" New

KINGSPORT - Artemus Andrew "Andy" New, of 1449 Carolina Avenue, passed away Wednesday (June 11, 2003) in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Holston Defense Corp. after 33 years of service.

Mr. New was of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas James New and Ettie New; brother, Clarence New; and sister, Minnie Flowers.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca New, Kingsport; son, Terry Lynn New and wife, Glenda, Kingsport; stepdaughters, Amy Green and Jamie Maples; stepson, Robin Green, all of Smithville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, April Smith and Amber Allen and husband, Charles; step-grandchildren, Macy, Mandy, Cody, Megan and Garrett; one great-grandchild, Alexis Allen; two sisters, Ruby Carter and Shirley Cowden, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Arvel New and Willard New, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn June (Lane) New

December 21, 1932 - October 15, 2013

Evelyn June New, 80, of Kingsport, went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. Born on December 21, 1932 in Scott County, VA to Maldon and Mattie Lane, she had resided in Kingsport since her early teens. In her early adult years she was an active member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where she taught the teenage girls for many years. She later attended Temple Baptist Church and Vernon Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. New had been employed as a receptionist with Dr. R. H. Montgomery before becoming a homemaker.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her father and mother, seven sisters, and five brothers.

She is survived by her son, Terry New and wife, Rhonda; granddaughters, April Smith and Amber Allen and husband, Charles; and great-granddaughter, Alexis Allen, all of Kingsport; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation to nurses and staff of the Wellmont Holston Valley CICU, Dr. Schwartz of HMG and nurses and staff of Wellmont Hospice.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 12-1:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm with Dr. Roy Graves officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Shelby Jean (Vicars) Thomas New

KINGSPORT — Shelby Jean New, 71, of Kingsport, died Tuesday morning (Feb. 26, 2008) at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Blackwater, Va., but had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Shelby was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Preceding her in death were her father T.R.Vicars; her mother, Callie Vicars; sister, Bertie Keeling; and brother, Olin Vicars.

Surviving are her soul mate, Larry Basham; a daughter, Patty New; a son, Ronald New and wife, Kim; a granddaughter, Rhonda McKee and husband, Kevin; a grandson, Bradley New and wife, Patricia; a great-grandchild, Josey Smith; three brothers, J.R. Vicars, Joel Vicars, Oscar Vicars; two sisters, Hassie Morgan and Onita Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin McKee, Roger Gray, Gary Gray, Bobby Gray, Tim Vicars, David Vicars, Danny Vicars, Mike Vicars, Norman Vicars, Gene Vicars, and Kenneth Vicars.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Shelby Jean New.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Dobyns Newland Jr.

KINGSPORT — James Dobyns Newland Jr., 53, of Kingsport, died Saturday (Feb. 7, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Kingsport and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1975. He attended Tri-Cities State Technical Institute and was a certified electrician.

Jim had worked as a floral assistant, handyman and taxi driver before becoming a fiber-optic technician at Tele-Optics in Kingsport and eventually a self-employed electrician who worked in the Tri-Cities area and more recently around Washington, D.C.

He had recently earned his 11-year chip from Alcoholics Anonymous, in which he was very active. Jim had recently retired to a life of fishing and songwriting.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Holli Marie Newland; his parents, James D. Newland Sr. and June Lane Newland; his brother, Joe A. Newland; and his grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by a brother, John L. Newland, of Washington, D.C.; a nephew, Mark Newland, of Kingsport; an aunt, Edith Newland; and many cousins.

An informal memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport.

Visitation will follow.

Those who would like may make a donation in his honor to the charity of their choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of James Dobyns Newland Jr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Anderson Newland

KINGSPORT - Joe Anderson Newland , 43, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at his home in Kingsport of an unknown cause.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a 1977 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School.

He held a degree in electronic engineering technology from the former Tri-Cities State Technical Institute in Blountville.

Mr. Newland was an electronics technician at B&J Electronics in Kingsport.

He was a son of the late James Dobyns Newland and June Lane Newland , both of Kingsport.

Surviving are a son, Mark A. Newland of Johnson City; two brothers, James D. Newland Jr. of Memphis and John L. Newland of Santa Ana, Calif.; and several cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bud Beverly officiating.

Burial will be in Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Zelma Jean (Gilliam) Newland

KINGSPORT - Zelma Jean Newland, 74, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Jan. 27, 2007) at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she resided in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Newland was of the Methodist faith.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold "Dick" Newland; daughter, Theresa Palmer; parents, Omer and Eugenia Mae Gilliam; one sister, Julie Marie Floyd; and two brothers, Billy Gilliam and Rion Gilliam.

She is survived by two sons, Dickie M. Newland, Kingsport, Tim S. Newland and wife Lisa, Church Hill; eight grandchildren, David Summitt, Danny Summitt, Jean Hilton, Dickie Shane Newland, Derrick Newland, Jessica Keene, Dustin Newland, and Cody Newland; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Gilliam and wife, Jo, and Jack Gilliam, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Wrightly Salling and Pastor Larry Anderson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be David Summitt, Danny Summitt, Dickie Shane Newland, Derrick Newland, Dustin Newland, and Cody Newland.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Callie C. "Kay" (Starnes) Weston Newman

Callie "Kay" Newman, 78, Bristol Health Care Center, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, (Nov. 16, 1990) at Bristol Regional Health Care Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived most of her life in the Bristol area and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Bristol.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Newman.

Surviving are three stepdaughters, Kathleen McDaniel and Evelyn Cannon, both of Knoxville and Opal Bennett, Arkansas; one stepson, Ed D. Newman, Texas; one granddaughter; and two nieces.

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

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

Men of the Clarence Davis Sunday School Class will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News of Sunday, November 18, 1990

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

William H. Newman

BRISTOL -- William H. (Bill) Newman, 81, Route 2, Bristol , died Monday (Feb. 15, 1988) at Bristol Memorial Hospital .

A native of Knoxville , he lived in the Bristol area for the last 30 years.

Mr. Newman was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a retired employee of Daniel Construction Co.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Callie (Kay) Newman, Bristol; one son, Edgar Newman, Mesquite, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Bennett, Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Kathleen McDaniel and Mrs. Evelyn Cannon, both of Knoxville; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Georgia Solmon, Knoxville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Grigsby and Rev. Warren Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, February 16, 1988)

(Listed in SSDI as W. Newman, 10 Sep 1906 - 15 Feb 1988, for Blountville, Sullivan Co, Tn)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Barry Glenn Newton

(His wife is from Ketron family of Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Barry Glenn Newton, 45, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (March 18, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport) and graduated from Sullivan South High School. He worked for his dad at Newtons Printing until 2004. He did not work after that due to failing health. He was of the Methodist faith.

Barry was an outgoing person, thoughtful and caring. He loved life, gardening, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Doug Newton; his paternal grandparents, Gil and Effie Newton; his maternal grandmother, Mary Short; aunt, Esther Jett; and mother-in-law, Iva Jean Gilreath.

Barry is survived by his wife, Sallie Gilreath Newton; mother, Shirley Newton; sister, Mitzi Silber and her husband, Craig, of Dayton, Ohio; brother, Mark Newton and his wife, Lisa, of Huntersville, N.C.; three nephews, Cody, Kipp and Logan and his wife, Kaylan Ferguson; two nieces, Blair and Shannon; aunts, Martha Short, of Roanoke, Va. and Joyce Newton, of Phoenix; uncle, Gilbert Newton and his wife, Betty, of Idaho; sister-in-law, Billie "B.J." Spencer and her husband, Gene, of Kingsport; father-in-law, Billy T. Gilreath, of Kingsport.

Barry’s wishes were to be cremated.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport with Pastor Richard Jett officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.

Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel (McClellan) Newton

GATE CITY, Va. - Hazel Newton, 76, passed away Wednesday morning (June 20, 2007) after an illness while at Sunbridge Healthcare Center.

She was born Feb. 10, 1931 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Arnold and Maxie Blair McClellan. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 51 years, Hubert Newton; and a brother, Lloyd McClellan.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet McLain of Gate City, Va.; a son, Jim Newton and wife, Teresa of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Kevin McLain, Stacy Newton, Scott Newton and Katie Newton; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

The services will follow in the funeral chapel with Rev. Ed McLain officiating.

Words of encouragement will be provided by Doug Humphreys.

Music will be provided by David and Rhonda Hood.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends and honorary pallbearers will be Luke and Will Humphreys and Isaiah and Jake Spivey.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Hubert Newton

GATE CITY, Va. - Hubert Newton, 80, entered into rest Saturday morning (Dec. 16, 2000) at his residence.

Born August 21, 1920 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late James Sam and Myrtle Smith Newton.

Mr. Newton retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company after 46 years of service. He worked in the Yarn Plant and was in Supply and Distribution at the time of his retirement. He was a veteran, serving with the United States Army in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel McClellan Newton, Gate City; one daughter, Janet Leigh McClain, Gate City; one son and daughter-in-law, James Howard "Jim" and Lynn Newton, Kingsport; one sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Leo Hackler, Gate City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Nell Newton, Weber City, Va., and Roy and Ruth Newton, Kingsport; four grandchildren, James Stacy Newton, Robert Scott Newton, Katie Newton and Kevin Mitchell McLain; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roc Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith and John Daniel.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Ron Bellamy, Garry Vanzant, Donnie Vanzant, Worley Carter, James Stacy Newton, Kevin Mitchell McLain, Robert Scott Newton and Ralph Propest.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

John Cecil Newton Jr.

John Newton, Jr., 49, of Gate City, VA entered into rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Holston Valley Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born in Flint, MI on August 30, 1962, John was a mechanic for many years. He loved cars and Nascar racing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Cecil and Ranzy Newton; grandparents, Kyle and Letha Newton and Oscar Bowen; and a nephew, Josh Darnell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Cynthia (Cindy) Reed Newton; son, Michael Newton, Gate City, VA; mother and step-father, Flora and Bill LaVere, Flushing, MI; grandmother, Myrtle Bowen, Gate City, VA; sister, Kathy Wohl and husband Barry, Flushing, MI; brother, Tony Newton and wife Debbie, Davison, MI; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Phyllis Reed, Gate City, VA; sister-in-law, Freda Darnell and husband Rick, Gate City, VA; brothers-in-law, Ricky Reed and wife Robin, Kingsport, TN and Tony Reed and wife Anna Mae, Duffield, VA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 8 PM in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Carver officiating.

Music will be provided by Micky Reed.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11 AM in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Duff, Josh Blakely, Chris Hackney, Chris Amburgey, Larry Finch and Michael Harris.

Honorary pallbearer will be Tom Frank.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Funeral Home, PO Box 68, Gate City, VA 24251 to help the Newton family with final expenses.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to SICU nurses, Dr. White, Dr. Moon, Dr. Miller and all others who helped with John’s care.

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

 

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Johny Cecil Newton Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Johny Cecil Newton Sr., 73, passed away on Wednesday ( Sept. 1, 2004 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a veteran of Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle H. Newton and Letha Hobbs Newton ; a brother, Worley Newton; and a nephew, Rusty Newton.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Ranzy Qualls Newton, of the home; two sons, Tony Newton and wife Debbie of Flint, Mich., and Johnny Newton Jr. and wife Cindy of Gate City; three grandchildren, Shaun Newton, Flint, Mich., Amber Newton, Flint, Mich., and Michael Newton, Gate City; a sister, Irene Catron, Kermit, Va.; a stepdaughter, Jessie McClellan and husband Dane, Gate City; a stepgranddaughter, Amy Quillin and husband Randy, Gate City; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Cody and Kady Quillin, Gate City; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. , with Hawkins County Color Guard in charge of the service. Religious services will follow with Elder Allen Hensley officiating. Family and friends will meet at the graveside at 12:50 p.m.

Soloist will be Patsy Hensley.

Pallbearers will be David Newton, Jeff Catron, Dane McClellan, Randy Quillin, Bruce Hart and Tommy Johnson.

The family would like to thank Amedisys Home Health for their excellent care; MEOC for their excellent care especially, Erma Snodgrass, Betty Carter, Reba Flanary and caregiver, Lucille Stallard; and a special thanks to Dr. Eastridge.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving Mr. Newton's family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Kemper Charles “Chuck” Newton

December 19, 1935 - June 16, 2014

Chuck Newton, 78, passed away Monday (June 16, 2014) at his residence following a brief illness.

In his life, Chuck had myriad interests: family, friends, radio, the US Army 101st Airborne, Virginia National Guard, American Legion, post #265, the Gate City community, Gate City High School football, and the Gate City Little League (President, 10 years). All those items notwithstanding, there were times and occurrences when Gate City High School football jumped all other interests. He was the epitome of a true GCHS football fan.

After completing his US Army service (101st Airborne), Chuck was hired as an on-air personality for WGAT in Gate City. After learning his trade and honing his skills, he was soon hired by WKIN as mid-day host. During his tenure there, he ushered in the Beatles era in the Tri-Cities with a daily, dedicated block of music. He soon moved to Bristol then Bluefield, WVA, before returning to WGAT. Chuck emceed area shows for many entertainers, including Bill Monroe, Webb Pierce, Bobby Venton, Alabama, the Wilburn Brothers, Porter Waggoner, Bill Anderson, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Brenda Lee, B.J. Thomas, Jerry Reed, the Statler Brothers, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn. In the mid-70’s, he moved to WGOC and began his career with county music, a career field that lasted until he was medically retired in the mid-80’s from WLSD, Big Stone Gap, VA.

In the late ‘60’s while at WGAT, he recorded the (in)famous “Big Blue Cannonball”, a recording that soon became synonymous with Gate City High School football. While president of Gate City’s Little League, he was able to refurbish the local playing fields and introduces lighting for nighttime play.

Always ready to serve his community, he proudly served in the Virginia National Guard as a Public Affairs Officer and was a proud member of the American Legion. Additionally, he served his community as the Gate City Sergeant at Arms and as president of the Dan’l Boone Community Club. As president of the later, he lead the effort to create and install a community memorial that stands witness to all those who served the United States from the Dan’l Boone community.

He is preceded in death by his father, Claude Newton, mother Margret Jane Balthis, two sons, Charles Anthony and Shannon Dane Newton, sister Judy Balthis Wells, sisters-in-law Betty Wellmaker, Elizabeth Barbour, and Mary Ann Lawson; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Johnson, B.L.Wilder, and Onnie Hale.

His is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arletha Newton of Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Mary Beth Newton, Bonita, CA: daughter Theresa, Gate City; grandson, Zeke, Gate City; sisters, Joan Wilder, Kingsport, TN and Alpha Stanley, Gate City; brother, Walther Balthis, Gate City; several nephews and nieces.

Chuck is also survived by special friends James ‘Jim’ Smith, Don Stokes, Gerald Price, and Eloise Stallard.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014 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. Jeff DeBoard and Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating. Stanley Rogers, Curtis and Kevin Hale, and Jeff Wilder will provide the music.

Military Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Bellamy Cemetery, Waycross, VA by the American Legion Post #3 and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Mark Drinnon, Paul Hale, Gary Hale, Kenny Johnson, Phil Johnson, and Bryan Johnson will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Daniel Boone Community Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Chuck Newton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Maude (Vaughn) Lambert Newton

JAMESTOWN, Ohio - Maude Vaughn Lambert Newton, 83, passed away Wednesday (April 4, 2001) in Jamestown, Ohio from an extended illness.

Born Aug. 11, 1917, she was a daughter of Samuel and Bessie Reynolds Vaughn.

She was a retiree of Kurz Kasch in Dayton, Ohio with more than 32 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Hubert Lambert; second husband, Estel Newton; one son, Joe Lambert; daughter-in-law, Jerri Lambert; and two grandchildren.

Surviving are one daughter, Louise and husband, Earl Williams, Jamestown, Ohio; one son, Leonard (Puny) Lambert, Dayton, Ohio; four grandsons; three great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; seven sisters, Virgie and husband Johnnie Bledsoe, Brookville, Ohio, Donna E. Skaggs, Kingsport, Stella Litton, Norfolk, Va., Nelle and husband, Clyde Hawkins, Stickleyville, Va., Rosalie and husband Harold Fannon, Melba, Idaho, Hazel Collier, Kingsport, Jeanette Crenshaw, Wilmington, N.C.; three brothers, Milo T. Vaughn and wife, Myrtle, Duffield, Va., Sam Vaughn and wife, Faye, Duffield, Va., and Billy Vaughn, Kingsport.

Services and burial were held Monday (April 9, 2001) in Dayton Ohio by Meyers Boehmer Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Raymond Newton

Dec 24, 1921 – Apr 27, 2014

Weber City, VA - Raymond Newton (SFC-U.S. Army Retired), 92, Weber City, VA passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at NOVA Health and Rehab Center, Weber City, VA.

Raymond was born on December 24, 1921, to the late James Samuel Newton and Myrtle Smith Newton.

He was the oldest charter member of Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Gate City, VA.

Raymond, a veteran of the United States Army, served during World War II. He was a recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal. He landed on Utah Beach at Normandy and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Following WWII, he joined the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg, NC. He continued his career at Ft. Benning, GA and with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles at Ft. Campbell, KY until his retirement in 1964. With over one hundred jumps, he earned his Century Wings.

In addition to his parents, his infant daughter, Penelope Newton; sisters, Kathleen Newton Gothard and husband, Lee, Sr., Ella Sue Hackler and husband, Leo; brothers, Hubert Newton and wife, Hazel and Alfred Newton; and nephews, Lee Gothard, Jr. and Michael Hackler preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Nell Stokes Newton, of the home; daughters, Cynthia Haynes, Kingsport, TN and Pamela Osborne and husband, Howard, Kingsport, TN; son, Thomas Raymond Lowe and wife, Elvira, Belfast, Northern Ireland; grandchildren, John Thomas and wife, Miranda, Kingsport, TN, Rebecca Cox, Kingsport, TN, Amanda Schumpert and husband, Scott, Winston-Salem, NC, Victoria Lowe Myers and husband, Terry, and Catherine Lowe, Belfast, Northern Ireland; great grandchildren, Cameron, Seth, and Gavin Cox; Aja and Pierce Thomas, Aubrey and Ian Vincent, Gabe and Reese Thomas, Leah, Stephen and James Myers; brother, Roy Newton and wife, Ruth; maternal aunt, Elizabeth “Sis” Collins, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 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 M. A. Lunsford and Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating. Judy McConnell and Francie Henard will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA by Rev. Odell Beauchamp and the Gate City Army National Guard Honor Guard. Members of the Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. Max Peters, M.A. Lunsford, Lynn Miller, Graham Thomas, Howard Osborne, Billy Lark, and John Thomas will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions can be made to the Community Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1407, Gate City, VA 24251.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the employees of Nova Health and Rehab Center for the love and care that was given to Raymond.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Raymond Newton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Shannon Dane Newton

Gate City, VA - Shannon Dane Newton, 38, Gate City, VA passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.

Dane was born in Sullivan County, TN on April 29, 1974 to Kemper Charles "Chuck" and Arletha Barbour Newton. He was a veteran of the United States Army, was of the Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City, VA.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Alice Barbour; paternal grandparents, Claude Newton and Margaret Jane Newton Balthis; and aunts, Judy Wells, Betty Wellmaker, and Elizabeth Barbour.

He is survived by his wife, Danita Byrd Newton, Gate City, VA; parents, Kemper C. "Chuck" Newton and Arletha Barbour Newton, Gate City, VA; sister, Theresa Newton, Gate City, VA; brother, LCDR Don Newton USN Ret and wife, Captain MaryBeth Newton, USN Ret., Bonita, CA; nephews, Zeke Newton, Jeron Waye, and Lucas Roney; niece, Zoey Waye; and his much loved aunt, Joan Wilder, along with many family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 21, 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. Jeff DeBoard and Rev. Andy Barnes officiating. Andrew Barnes and Marcus and Christie Smith will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Bellamy Cemetery, Waycross, VA. Darryl Roney, Danny Waye, Travis Barnette, Chris Gunn, Brian Carraway, and Stevie Hensley will serve as pallbearers. Stan Rogers, Scott Vermillion, Coach Nick Colobro, and Michael Buckles will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Gate City Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Shannon Dane Newton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Caitlin Danielle Nickels

DUNGANNON, Va. - Caitlin Danielle Nickels, 2, entered into rest on Sunday (March 26, 2000) in Dungannon, Va. She was born Jan. 26, 1998 in Sullivan County, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Charlie Darnell; paternal great-grandparents, Charlie and Carma Nickels; and an uncle, Jimmy William Nickels Jr.; and special friend, Mary Beckham.

Surviving are her mother, Rebecca Jane Nickels, Dungannon, Va.; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Kathy Nickels, Dungannon, Va.; maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Cagle, Dungannon, Va.; special aunt, Cindy Pendleton, Johnson City; special friend, Courtney Davis.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Nickels Family Cemetery with the Rev. Layton Bentley officiating. The family will be meeting at the cemetery. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlotte (Osborne) Nickels

WEBER CITY, Va. - Charlotte Osborne Nickels, 96, died Saturday evening (July 21, 2001) at Brian Health Center, Weber City, following an extended illness.

Born November 8, 1904, Mrs. Nickels was a native and lifelong resident of Dungannon, Va. She was an active longtime member of the Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and served as pianist.

She graduated from Dungannon High School in 1925. That summer she attended East Tennessee Normal School (ETSU) in Johnson City, and that fall she began three years of teaching at Power's School at Miller Yard. She continued her education by correspondence and attending summer school at Radford University. Other than a year at Hiltons, she taught in the elementary grades at Dungannon until she retired. Her career as a full-time educator spanned over 45 years. Following her retirement she stayed active as a substitute teacher for several years.

Mrs. Nickels was a member of the Scott County Retired Teachers Association and the Dungannon Ruritan Club. She served on the boards of the Scott County Fair Association, Dungannon Development Commission, Dungannon Senior Citizens and Clinch River Health Services. She was instrumental in organizing the Dungannon Women's Club which acquired the Dungannon Depot and moved it to its present location and function. For over 30 years she was the Dungannon correspondent for the Scott County Virginia Star.

Mrs. Nickels was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Nickels; parents, Patrick Hagan and Leona Powers Osborne; one brother and eight sisters.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Ruth Meniketti, Albany, Calif.; stepson and wife, Darrol and Georgia Ruth Osborne Nickels; stepgrandchildren, Dr. R. D. Nickels, Gainesville, Ga., David Nickels, Louisville, Ky., Darrol Nickels, Henryville, Ind., Nancy Meniketti-Cook, Portland, Ore., Marco Meniketti, Lansing, Mich., Patricia Nickels Helsley, Arden., N.C., Greg Nickels, Kingsport, and Pam Minnick, Kingsport; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces, Ruth Cox, Los Angeles, Calif., Lottie Easterling Wininger, Gate City, Va., Georgia Ruth Osborne Nickels, Kingsport, and Mildred Ann Quillen Williams, Rossville, Ill.; nephews, Glen Osborne, Dungannon, Ken Roberts, Nashville, and Jimmy Brummett, Brandon, Fla.; grandnieces, Brenda Osborne, Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. David (Kathy Osborne) Asbury, Dungannon; grandnephews, Phil Osborne, Dungannon, Alan Osborne, Nickelsville, William Osborne, Kingsport, Sam Osborne, Valrico, Fla., Hagan Shelton and Darrel Shelton, both of Gate City, Roger Shelton and Charles Shelton, both of Kingsport, Ken Roberts and David Roberts, both of Marietta, Ga.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Tibbs and the Rev. Marty Puckett officiating.

Pallbearers will be Greg Nickels, Alan Osborne, David Asbury, Luke Osborne, David Osborne and Kevin Stelley.

Honorary pallbearers are Jack Johnson, Bill Osborne, George Bevins, Roy Beard, J.P. Horton and Oscar Cox.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Charlotte Nickels Educational Trust Fund, c/o First Vantage Bank, Gate City, Va. 24251.

The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service to be conducted at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Willie Nickels

GATE CITY, Va., April 21 - Clyde Willie Nickels, 58, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 6 a.m. Thursday [ April 21, 1955 ] following a brief illness.

At the time of his illness Mr. Nickels had been employed by the Tennessee Eastman Corp. for about 15 years. He was a native of Midway community in Scott County .

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lois Strong Nickels; his father S. M. Nickels; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Neeley and Miss Janis Nickels, Gate City; four sons, Edwin E., Indian Springs, George M. and Harry C., Kingsport, and W. B., Gate City, Route 2; one sister, Mrs. George Lundy, McRoberts, Ky.; one brother, J. W. Nickels, Dungannon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Farley's Chapel Church . The Rev. E. C. Allgood and the Rev. John W. Adkins will officiate.

Burial will be in the Holston View cemetery. The body will remain at Scott County Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral.

(Kingsport News, Friday, April 22, 1955)

Kingsport News
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Darrol Stallard Nickels

January 10, 1927 - May 30, 2014

Kingsport, TN – Darrol Stallard Nickels, 87, died Friday, May 30, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Born January 10, 1927 in Toms Creek (Wise County) VA, he grew up in Benham (Harlan County) KY and graduated from Berea College Academy (high school) in Berea, KY. He attended East Tennessee State University. Darrol served in the Army during World War II. In 1987 he retired from the Research Division of Tennessee Eastman Co., (Kodak) after 40 years of service.

Darrol belonged to several conservation organizations and was one of the organizers of the State of Franklin Group (Northeast Tennessee) of the Sierra Club. He was a founding member of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC). As a member of Tenn. Eastman Hiking Club, he served for 38 years as a volunteer maintainer on the Appalachian Trail (AT). As the Club’s structures overseer he coordinated the design, procurement, and construction of bridges along the AT in Northeast, TN.

Darrol researched, explored and advocated for the area of Iron Mountain which became (by Congressional action) The Big Laurel Branch Wilderness of the Cherokee National Forrest. He, along with others, advocated for a park on the side of River Mountain (Bays Mountain); Darrol wrote the resolution which after one added stipulation was passed by The Hawkins County Court and established Laurel Run Park – across the river from Church Hill.

In 2000 he was one of the 75 people nationwide named to The AT Conservancy “Honor Roll of Volunteers.” In 2004 he received The President’s Call to Service award for over 4000 hours of volunteer service.

Darrol was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Georgia Ruth Osborne Nickels. He often paid tribute to her for her help through his life journey; parents, James W. and Venus Stallard Nickels; stepmother, Charlotte Osborne Nickels; sisters, Margaret Ruth Nickels Meniketti and Kathryn Nickels; and brother, Douglas S. Nickels and wife, Cora Saylor Nickels.

Survivors include, daughters, Patricia Nickels Helsley and husband, Ray, Jr. of Arden, NC, and Pamela Nickels Minnick and husband, Keith of Kingsport; son, Darrol Gregory “Greg” Nickels and wife, Linda Smith Nickels; grandchildren, Ray Helsley III and wife, Brooke Mullen Helsley of Memphis, TN, Ashley Helsley Cox and husband, Lt. A.J. of North Pole, Alaska, Brandon Minnick, Kristen Minnick, Gregory C. Nickels and Roger Nickels all of Kingsport and Patricia Hardin and husband, Clay of Elizabethton, TN; eight great-grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 on Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at 7:30 with Rev. Ray Amos officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at East Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be given to the SAHC, 34 Wall St., suite 502, Asheville, NC 28801.

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

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David Wayne Nickels

DUNGANNON, Va. - David Wayne Nickels, 35, died Tuesday ( Aug. 6, 2002 ) in Dungannon , Va.

He was born in Cleveland , Ohio , and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Aaron Nickels; maternal grandfather, Giuseppe Lupica; paternal grandparents, Oscar and Minnie Nickels.

Surviving are his parents, Fred and Margaret Nickels, Dungannon , Va. ; one son, David Adam Nickels of Dungannon , Va. ; maternal grandmother, Antonina Lupica of Cleveland , Ohio .

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood , Va.

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

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood , Va.

The family will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Ruth (Osborne) Nickels

Georgia Ruth Osborne Nickels, 92, of Kingsport, Tenn., ended her earthly journey on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Wexford House, Kingsport.

She was born on September 18, 1920, in Dungannon, Va., and graduated from Dungannon High School in 1937; but for the lack of funds she waited until 1938 to commence her higher education at Radford State Teachers College, East Radford, Va. After two years, she graduated with a Teacher's Certificate. She taught at several one and two-room schools in Scott County, Va., to earn the money to further her education. She attended summer school at East Tennessee State College, and in 1947 graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration.

She was hired by Bennett & Edwards Insurance, who sent her to the Insurance Company of North America School for insurance agents. She was the first woman to attend the school, and she graduated with honors.

In June 1948, she married Darrol Nickels at Litz Manor Methodist Church, where the Rev. D. M. Wagner performed the ceremony. They spent the past 64 years married and living in Kingsport. Georgia was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren.

Georgia was a skilled homemaker and craftsperson – she gave knitted afghans to all her children and grandchildren. In addition to knitting, she enjoyed appliqué, crochet, chair caning and needle point. She also maintained a flower garden as long as she was able. She loved birds and could identify many species.

She attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church as long as she was able. She loved her church and all the people in it. She participated as a Sunday school teacher, Circle member and board member. She especially loved the friends she made through Circle membership.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Darrol Nickels, of Kingsport; daughters; Patricia Helsley and husband, Ray, Jr., of Arden, NC, Pamela Minnick and husband, Keith, of Kingsport; son, Darrol G. "Greg" Nickels and wife, Linda Smith Nickels, of Kingsport; grandchildren, Ray Helsley III and wife, Brooke Mullen Helsley, of Memphis; Ashley Helsley and husband, Lt. A. J. Cox, of North Pole, Alaska, Brandon Minnick, Kristen Minnick and Gregory Nickels, all of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Ruth Deskins Osborne, of Palmetto, FL.

The family would like to acknowledge the able and compassionate personnel of Holston Valley Medical Center and Wexford House.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, from 5:30-7:30 pm at St. Matthew United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 7:30 pm at the church with Rev. Ray Amos and Rev. Charles Maynard officiating.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 21, at 10:00 am at East Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1437 Plainview Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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James L. Nickels

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — James L. Nickels, 79, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 24, 2008) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County on Jan. 13, 1929, and was the son of the late George Nickels and Etta Gibson Nickels. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Nickels; and infant sister, Almedia Nickels.

Surviving are his daughters, Connie Nickels and Linda Laney and husband, Curtis, all of Nickelsville, Va.; granddaughter, Rachel Laney, Nickelsville, Va.; sisters, Bonnie Reece, Kingsport, Gladys Lane, Weber City, Va., and Lakie Presley and husband, Stan, Gate City, Va.; brother, Bill Nickels, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and several close friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Flanary Cemetery in the Wood community. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Jimmy William Nickels Jr.

Funeral services for Jimmy William Nickels, Jr. will be conducted Saturday at Wood Riverview Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. W. L. Salling and Rev. Echol Carter officiating.  Charlie Nickels and Earl Nickels will serve at pallbearers.  Burial will follow in the Flanary Cemetery.  The body will be taken to the residence of a Grandfather, Charlie Nickels, Dungannon, Va. Friday evening of 5 p.m. where the family will receive friends.  The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(July 31 1974 - Sep 11 1975, at Flanary Cem, S. Ft. Blackmore #19)

Kingsport Times, Friday, September 12, 1975

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Wilson Nickels

DUNGANNON. Va. - James Wilson Nickels, 64, died at his residence here at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. [5/17/1962]

He was a former employe of Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of the Dungannon Masonic Lodge and the Dungannon Free-Will Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Osborne Nickels; one daughter. Mrs. Margaret Ruth Meniketti, Albany, Calif.; two sons, Douglass S. Nickels, Henryville, Ind., and Darrol S. Nickels, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. George Lundy, McRoberts, Ky., and eight grandchildren.

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

The body will be taken to the home Saturday afternoon.

Kingsport News, Friday, May 18, 1962

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Victoria (Strong) Nickels

WEBER CITY, Va. - Lois V. Strong Nickels, 99, of 108 Greenwood Drive, passed away at her home and went to be with her Heavenly family on Tuesday ( Dec. 12, 2000 ).

She was born May 21, 1901 in Scott County , Va. , and was the daughter of the late William B. and Lula Greear Strong. She was the oldest member of Gate City United Methodist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Nickels; two sons, Harry Nickels and George Nickels; two grandsons, Russell Nickels and Robert Fields; three sisters, Clara Strong, Emma Horne and Arvilla Collier; and one daughter-in-law, Juanita Nickels.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Lucille and Edd Neeley, Gate City, Va., and Janice and Otis Fields, Mount Carmel; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Violeta Nickels, Blountville, and W.B. and Myra Nickels, Johnson City; one daughter-in-law, Arlene Nickels, West Palm Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, Garold Nickels, Kathryn Hunt, Ramona Gothard, Marsha Lawson, Vickie Lane, Lisa Neeley, Brenda Townsend, Chris Cook, Eddie Cook, Audra Cook, Rick Nickels, Scott Nickels and Neil Nickels; 18 great-grandchildren, Joel Gothard, Johnathan Nickels, Brandy Phillips, Travis Williams, Melissa Lawson, Neeley Lawson, Weston Lane, Cade Lane, Harry Townsend, David Cook, Anders Cook, Harrison Cook, Andrew Cook, Hope Nickels, David Nickels, Josh Nickels, Timothy Nickels and Travis Nickels; four great-great-grandchildren, Brittany Phillips, Gaberial Phillips, Alexander Williams and Callie Gothard; two nieces, Myrtle Ruth Large and Frances Combs; one nephew, Charles Horne; and two special caregivers, Betty Carter and Elmina Dougherty.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , and anytime at the residence of Lucille and Edd Neeley, 105 Cypress St. , Gate City , Va.

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

Music will be provided by Marlene Peters and Carolyn McPherson.

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

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Garold Nickels, Charles (Buddy) Gothard, Dwight Hunt, Kurt Lane , Charles Lawson, Jimmy Townsend, Chris Cook, Eddie Cook, Rick Nickels, Scott Nickels and Neil Nickels.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Dougherty, Jack Dougherty, Nathan (Junior) Dougherty, John Henry Dougherty, Charles Horne, Russell Large, Darrol Nickels and Edward Carter.

Donations in Mrs. Nickels’ memory may be made to either the Gate City United Methodist Church or the Midway Memorial United Methodist Church .

Kingsport Times-News
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Margaret (Lupica) Nickels

DUNGANNON, Va. — Margaret L. Nickels, 60, died Saturday ( July 18, 2009 ) at her home in Dungannon , Va.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Nickels; one son, David Adam Nickels of Dungannon, Va.; two sisters, Rose Rohal and Mary Freer, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Mario Lupica of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services and interment for Margaret L. Nickels will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Temple Hill Memorial Park , Castlewood , Va. with Rev. Lanny Powers officiating.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Russell Strong Nickels

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - Russell Strong Nickels, 24, died Friday ( April 3, 1992 ) at Baton Rouge General Hospital , Baton Rouge , La.

He was a native of Ft. Myers , Fla.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde W. Nick­els.

Surviving are one daughter, Hope Ann Nickels, Denham Springs, La.; his parents, George M. and Arlene K. Broughton Nickels, Denham Springs, La.; three brothers, Neil David Nick­els, Denham Springs, La., George Ricky Nickels and Gregory Scott Nickels, both of Kissimmee, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lois S. Nickels, Weber City, Va.; his maternal grandmother, Ger­trude P. Broughton, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Seal Fune­ral Home, Range Ave. , Denham Springs , La.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Gary Harrison Nichols

BLOUNTVILLE — Gary H. Nichols, 44, of Blountville, passed away Friday (Feb. 13, 2009) at his home.

He was born Oct. 31, 1964 in Bristol, Va. He lived his life in the Blountville area. Gary was an employee of the Sullivan County Highway Department and a 1983 graduate of Central High School.

Survivors include his parents, Kammie R. and Kathryn Sells Nichols; sisters, Kimberly Nichols and Sherry Lynn Huntley and husband, Charlie; nephew, Bob Alley; nieces, Amanda Huntley and Victoria "Tori" Huntley; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Minister Chris Salley officiating.

The burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Gunnings Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Alley, Anthony Edwards, Charles Huntley, Jr., Eric Jenkins, Jimmy Miller and Ricky Ford.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Sullivan County Highway Department.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial and Honor Program St. Jude Children Program at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth M. (Tipton) Nichols

KINGSPORT - Ruth M. Tipton Nichols, 73, of Peers St., died at 8 a.m. Saturday ( Dec. 2, 2000 ) at Indian Path Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Hawkins County (Church Hill) and was previously employed at Rose�s Department Store for several years.

She was a devoted mother and housewife.

Mrs. Nichols was member of Christ Fellowship Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Nichols; one son, Ted Nichols; great-grandson, Zachary Nichols; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Tincher Nichols.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Nichols and wife, Shirley, Church Hill; four grandchildren, Travis Nichols, Tasha Barr, Michelle McNally and Samantha Cupp; three great-grandchildren, Trevor Nichols, Jess and Erin McNally; one sister, Katherleen Smith, Kingsport; one brother, Lanny Tipton, Blountville; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today at Christ Fellowship Church (exit 49, Rock Springs Rd. , follow signs to church) with Pastor Greg DePriest and Pastor Jerry Ramsey officiating .

The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Fellowship Church , Victory Lane , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Rhubye Kathleen (Darnell) Walker Nieball

Mrs. Ruby Darnell Neiball, a former Kingsport resident and retired U. S. Army sergeant, died Friday [11/9/1973] in Riverside, Calif. Relatives said her death was unexpected, although she had been ill for several months.

Survivors include her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Darnell, 224 Glenn St., Kingsport; her husband, John Neiball, Riverside; a brother, Eugene Darnell of Laurel, Md., and a half-sister, Ida Darter, Knoxville.

Burial will be Tuesday in Riverside.

(Daughter of Beverly Clayton Darnell and Ava Taylor Darnell.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Corena M. (Rhoten) Noe

KINGSPORT — Corena M. (Rhoten) Noe, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday (March 4, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Appalachia, Va. on Sept. 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Bill and Etta Hurd Rhoten, she has resided in this area for the last 28 years.

Traveling with her military husband, she lived many different places.

Mrs. Noe was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church. She had a great love for the church and God.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Manicure and Betty Connelly; and great-grandson, Holden Hicks.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Charles A. Noe; sons, William Noe and wife, Wanda and Richard Noe; daughters, Ramona Little and husband, Derek and Mary Hill and husband, Kim; grandchildren, Randall, Amy, Michael, Bradley, Paul, Heather and Adam; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jaren, Ashten and Serenity; brother, Bud Rhoten and wife, June; sister, Leslie (Button) Winstead and husband, Roy; several nephews, great-nephews and a great-niece.

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

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel with the Rev. Boyd W. Holder, Jr. officiating.

Special music will be arranged by the Rev. Boyd W. Holder, Jr.

Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories Mausoleum.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Those attending the committal service are asked to assemble at the mausoleum by 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, North East Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jim Noe

SURGOINSVILLE — Jim Noe, 62, of Surgoinsville, went to be with the Lord suddenly Monday (June 8, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was co-owner of B and N Precision Tool and Die for 21 years and was formerly employed at Aladdin Plastics for 17 years.

He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Surgoinsville where he served as Sunday school superintendent and taught the Adult Sunday school class. He had a real passion for singing gospel music and was a member of Gospel Gold Trio. He also operated a local cable channel called Gospel Gold for years.

Mr. Noe was a member of Clay Lodge #386 Free and Accepted Masons and Eastern Star Fairview #80 in Church Hill. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Ruby Noe; grandparents, Mack and Effie Noe, James G. and Effie Tate; three brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Noe, of the home; daughters, Donna Thornton, Wendy Lawson and husband, Scott; grandchildren, Christian, Tyler, Jaime Lee, all of Surgoinsville; stepdaughter, Tina Morrison and husband, P.T.; stepgrandchildren, Thomas, Jonathan and Mary, all of Church Hill; sisters, Claudette Tate, Shirley Gillis and Sharon Noe, all of Surgoinsville; nephew, Tony Gillis; little buddies, Olivia Seals, Marlana Williams, Holly Pennington and Sumer Brice; special friends, Gloria Houston, Debbie and Mark Elkins, Kristina and Jamie Ellis, Vennetta Addington and Barbara Harr; and a host of friends and business associates.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogers- ville. Clay Lodge #386 F.&A.M. will conduct masonic services at 8 p.m. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jessee Hargrove and the Rev. Ulias Brown officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Scott Lawson, Christian Thornton, Mark Elkins, Mario Bogni, Stan Hawkins, Jamie Robinson, Jim Penson and Tommy Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jaime Lawson, Tyler Thornton, Tony Gillis, Charles Caldwell, Max Noe and Greg Fletcher.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline (Powers) Noe

Duffield, VA - Mrs. Pauline Powers Noe, 83, Duffield, VA passed away, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, VA.

Mrs. Noe was born in Scott County, VA on December 31, 1928 to the late Kelly and Goldia Smith Powers. In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles Curtis Noe, and brothers, Bud Powers, Omar Lee Powers, Elmer Powers, and Donald Powers preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Bill W. Noe and wife, Debbie, Kingsport, TN, Charles L. Noe and wife, Kathie, Gate City, VA, and Danny C. Noe and wife, Betty, Blackwater, VA; daughters, Carolyn Noe Horton and husband, Philip D. Horton, Blackwater, VA and Lora Noe Atkins and husband, Hank, Carrollton, VA; grandchildren, Heather Becker, Philip Matthew Horton, Aaron Noe, LaNae Bogan, Tracy Noe, Dustin Nelson, Lucas Atkins, and Heath Noe; 11 great grandchildren, ; one great great grandchild; sister, Marie Powers Noe, Richmond, VA; brother, Ronald Powers and wife, Nancy, Clinchport, VA; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Powers, Gate City, VA, Sue Powers, CA, Ruth Powers, Kingsport, TN, and Shirley Powers, Duffield, VA; along with several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends Ruth Clark and family.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Burial will follow at the Powers Cemetery, Duffield, VA. Grandsons and Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Friends are welcome to visit at the family home after the burial.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to Ridgecrest Manor Nurses and CNA for their love and care of Pauline.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Pauline Powers Noe.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois (Robinette) Noel

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. - Lois Robinette Noel, 95, formerly of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (April 18, 2001) in the St. Mary's of Campbell County Hospital in Lafollette, Tenn.

Lois was born December 3, 1905 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Martha Berry Robinette.

She was the widow of W.H. Noel.

Lois had lived in the Kingsport area for the past 60 years, and retired from Parks Belk as manager of the Shoe Department.

Prior to failing health, she was an active member of Mafair United Methodist Church, where she did volunteer work for many years.

Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Lorraine Lee and Marion Mullins; brothers, Kelpon Robinette and T. Robinette; sisters, Minnie Rogers and Georgia Pyler.

Survivors include her granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Ann and Nick Thompson, Lafollette; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Scott Lee and his wife, Pat, Lafollette, David Mullins and his wife, Elizabeth, and a great-granddaughter, Sara Mullins, all of Ferrum, Va.; sons-in-law, J.W. Lee, Lafollette, and Harlan Mullins, Ferrum, Va.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those desiring may make contributions to the Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E. Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Freda M. (Hall) Norris

Freda M. Norris , 59, 550 Pitt Road, Kingsport, went to her heavenly home at 8 a.m. Sunday ( July 19, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Washington County , Tenn. , she had resided in Kingsport for the last 38 years. She was retired from the Walmart Supercenter in 1995. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mary Hall; and a brother, Hansel Hall.

Surviving are her husband, Harold G. Norris , Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Pam Norris , Kingsport, two granddaughters, Tiffany Norris and Heather Norris ; two sisters, Monia Baker, Blountville, and Joy Gilliam, Kingsport; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Joyce Hall, Blountville; a sister-in-law, Clara Hall, Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 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. Jack O. Cole and Pastor Bobby Russell officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman, c/o Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 571 , Kingsport , TN 37662 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lona Estella (Templeton) Norris

L. Estella Templeton Norris, 79, 574 Pitt Road, Kingsport, died Saturday ( June 16, 1990 ) after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a Christian and a member of the Beulah Baptist Church . She was the daughter of the late, Clarence and Lula Tem­pleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert H. Norris.

Surviving are one son, Harold Norris, Kingsport; two sisters, Lovely Lane and Nell Simms, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Jack Templeton and Jim Tem­pleton, both of Kingsport; one grandson; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Addi­son and the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Tri­-cities Memory Gardens .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, 491 Beulah Church Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37663 .

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

Sterling Marlin Norton

GATE CITY, Va. - Sterling Marlin Norton, infant son of Heather Ellen Norton, died Wednesday· (April 8, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Surviving other than his mother are his maternal grandparents, Bruce and Ellen Norton, Gate City, Va.; maternal great-grandfather, Lyle E. Bellamy Jr., Gate City, Va.; and his maternal great-grandparents, Norman and Eunice Norton, Heflin, Ala.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2: 30 p.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery with Dr. Curtis Tutterrow officiating.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Shirley Ann (Vaughn) Nufio

Shirley Ann Nufio, 58, Elizabethton, TN passed away, Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Elizabethton, TN.

Mrs. Nufio was born in Scott County on August 25, 1952 to Doyle Ray and Myrtle Cleo Gilliam Vaughn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hector Nufio, and a brother, Marlin Vaughn.

In addition to her parents, Doyle and Myrtle Vaughn, Duffield, VA, she is survived by her daughter, Dawn M. Hinkle and husband, Larry, Kingsport, TN; son, James R. Cornwell and wife, Amy, Bristol, VA; grandchildren, Alicia Berry, Savannah Sexton, Kelsie Cornwell, Austin Hinkle, and Brittney Hinkle; great grandson, Payton Lewis; sisters, Margaret Coral McComas, Duffield, VA, Glenda Reams and husband, Ron, Baltimore, MD, Carolyn Singleton and husband, Charles, Duffield, VA, and Patricia Egan and husband, Dexter, Duffield, VA; brother, Roger Vaughn and wife, Brenda, Duffield, VA; special friend, Barbara O'Malley, and children, Taylor O'Malley, Amber Ward, and Irelynn Ward, Elizabethton, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Pentecostal Power House, Gate City, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Rev. Dwayn Williams and Rev. Adam Williams officiating. The Pentecostal Power House Church Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Adams Cemetery, Duffield, VA.

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 Shirley Ann Nufio.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ada (Laughlin) Nunley

Mrs. Ada Laughlin Nunley, 67, of 113 Katherine St. died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 11 a. m. Saturday [10/5/1968] after a lengthy illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport for several years.  She was a member of Bloomingdale Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Floyd Nunley Sr.; daughters, Mrs. Mildren Vejdani of Johnson City; Mrs. Richard W. Ford, Kingsport, and Miss Thelma G. Nunley, Atlanta; son, Floyd E. Nunley Jr., Kingsport; sister, Mrs. Nina Greene, Dallas, Tex.; brothers, T. V. Laughlin, Rockwood, Tenn.; Van B., Durham, N. C.; Kermit, Lorain, Ohio, and John H. Laughlin, Kingsport, and eight grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Laughlin Nunley, 67, who died Saturday morning will be conducted at 2 p m. Monday in the Bloomingdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd in charge.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The body will remain at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until one hour before the service, when it will be taken to the church to lie in state.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 7 'til 9 and also at the home. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, October 6, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Floyd Ervin Nunley Jr.

Floyd Ervin Nunley Jr., 59, 121 Katherine St., Kingsport, died at 7 a.m. Monday (March 6, 1989) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he was an employee of the Mead Corp. where he had worked for the last 36 years.

Mr. Nunley was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U. S. Army, and attended Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Quillen Nunley; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Debra) Bledsoe, Kingsport and Ms. Donna Keel, Lithia Springs, Ga.; four sons, David Nunley, Dennis Nunley, and Danny Nunley, all of Kingsport, Darrell Nunley, Jonesborough; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Mildred Nunley, Mrs. R. W. (Virginia) Ford, both of Kingsport and Miss Thelma Nunley, Atlanta, Ga.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bloomingdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to services.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, March 7, 1989

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

 

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