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Baxter L. Padgett

Baxter L. Padgett, 66, of 850 Lamont St., died at 4:45 a.m. today [11/20/1973] in Holston Valley Community Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Rutherford County, N.C., he had lived in Kingsport for the past 28 years.  He was an employe of J. P. Stevens, retiring in 1972.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, the Chapter Council Commandery, the Sullivan County Scottish Rite Club, the Kingsport Shrine Club, the Liberty Chapel No. 198, O.P.S., the Senior Citizens Club and Calvary Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Lane Padgett; two sons, James D. Padgett, Kingsport, Samuel L. Padgett, Johnson City; three sisters, Mrs. L. D. Putnam, Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. W. A. Harmon, Forest City, N.C., Mrs. Floyd Howington, Fort Mill, S.C.; two brothers, Robert Padgett, Forest City, N.C., William Padgett, Dallas, N.C.; three grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Baxter L. Padgett will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvery Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Johnson, Rev. Wiley Rutledge & Rev. Robert Cantwell officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Masonic Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 in charge.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Pm Tuesday.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, November 20, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Clarence Page

GRAY, Tenn. - Clarence Page, 101, of Gray, Tenn., went to be with his Lord on Friday (July 7, 2006) at his residence.

Mr. Page was born May 20, 1905 to the late Joe and Lucinda Page. He became a resident of Tennessee in 1944. He was retired from the Clinchfield Railroad and was a member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church of Gray.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carrie Pierson Page.

Survivors include one son, Clifford Page and wife Betty, Gray; five daughters, Minnie and Bob Doran, Johnston, S.C., Mazella and Johnnie Lazenby, Lockport, Ill., Jane and Kyle Davis, Braidwood, Ill., Lucille and Roy Cleveland, Johnston, S.C., Linda and Kenny Lane, Kingsport; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church of Gray from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and other times at his residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Monday at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church of Gray, with Rev. Robert Fultz, Dr. Gene Lasley, and Rev. Jackie Hilton officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Committal services for Mr. Page will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Family and pallbearers are requested to meet at Gray Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Gray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cowan Page Sr.

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Two men died yesterday [10/14/1961] when an early morning blaze destroyed the Cowan Page residence in this Southwest Virginia community.

Dead when help arrived were Cowan Page, 53, and a Kingsport man, Lloyd Whitten Grigsby, 66, 203 Tennessee St.

According to a spokesman for the sheriff's department, Page was found in a corner of the house and Grigsby was in a bed.

The Scott County Sheriff Department received a call from someone at 8 a.m. that the page home was burning.

The frame house, located in the Long Hollow section of Scott County, was completely destroyed by the fire.

The sheriff's department spokesman said Page's family left the residence Friday night, and that the two men were alone in the house.

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Page, a farmer, is survived by his wife, Maggie Page; six daughters, Mrs. Lois Parks, Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Ella Mae Robinson, Mrs. Margaret Hall, Misses Phyllis Jean and Carolyn Page, all of Nickelsville, Mrs. Minnie Faye Hall, Gate City; four sons, R. J. and Freddie Page, both of Lock Port, N. Y., Randy and Cowan Page Jr., both of Nickelsville; five sisters, Mrs. Josie Dedins [Bevins], Nickelsville, Mrs. Martha Dedins [Bevins], Keystone, W. Va., Mrs. Effie Field and Mrs. Maggie Salyers, both of Nickelsville, Mrs. Lizzie Pate [Tate], Kingsport; two brothers, John and Fletcher Page, both of Kingsport; and 20 grandchildren.

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

Kingsport Times-News Front Page, Sunday, October 15, 1961

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Curtis Eual "Bud" Page

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Curtis Eual (Bud) Page, 63, departed this life Monday evening (Aug. 30, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County and was a retired A & L Construction employee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Gertie Fields Page .

Surviving are his wife, Billie Wade Page , Clinchport; daughters, Mrs. Harry Lee (Cathy) Moore, Fairview, Va., Mrs. Randall (Susie) Tipton, Greeneville; sons and daughters-in-law, John and (Gail) Page , Clinchport, Curtis Page and Gary Vaughn, both of Gate City, Harry (Joey) (Mona) Vaughn, Richmond, Va., Randy Page and Valvin Page , both of Baker, Ore.; sisters, Nannie Housewright, Morristown, Tenn., Linda Smith, Gate City, Sue Rhoton, Dayton, Ohio; brother, Deward (Mike) Page , Baileyton, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; special friend, Brother George Osborne, Chilihowe, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. H.L. Ketron and Brother George Osborne officiating.

Grandchildren will provide the music.

Burial will follow in the Page Family Cemetery in Robinette Valley.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Tipton, Mich Carrier, Paul Sturgill, Jonathan Ketron, Dwain Turner and Robin Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be John Rhoton, Johnny Bowen, Harry Moore, Super Moore, C.P. Bledsoe and Sylvin Collier.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dennis Wayne Page

KINGSPORT - Dennis Wayne Page , 48, of Diana Road, died Saturday afternoon (Oct. 19, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport), he attended Dobyns-Bennett High School. He was employed in the Hawkins County plant of Quebecor Printing Company for over 26 years. He was an avid fisherman and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Hepponsthal Page ; one brother, Eddie Page ; maternal grandparents, Fletcher Page and Bertha Elan Page .

Surviving are his wife, Sherry Brooks Page , Kingsport; father, Porter Page , Kingsport; three brothers, Richard Page and wife Diane, Tony Page and wife Newana, and Timmy Page , all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport or anytime at the residence of his father, Porter Page , 801 Ross St., (Borden Mill Village).

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

Music will be provided by the J.W. Depew Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Joe Snodgrass, Ronnie Jones, Steve Kilgore, Danny Kinsler, Jeff Tankersley, Dee Morgan, Rick Jones and Mark Galyon.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doris Marie (Hepponsthal) Page

Doris Marie Page, 40, 1345 Willow St., died around 2 p.m. in Holston Valley Community Hospital Friday afternoon. [11/23/1973]

Born in Lynchburg, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. At the time of her death she was employed as a cashier at the Oakwood Market in Green Acres Shopping Center.

Mrs. Page attended the Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Porter Page, Kingsport; five sons, Terry Edward of Ocala, Fla., Dennis Wayne, Richard Glen, Timothy Brian, and Anthony David, all of Kingsport; her mother, Mrs. Ruby Housewright of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Tabeling of Kingsport; and one granddaughter.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Marie Page will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9

p.m. Sunday. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1973)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Emory Page

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Emory Page, 81, entered into rest Wednesday evening (Nov. 1, 2000) at the residence of his son, Roger Dale Page.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 22, 1919, he was the son of the late Thomas Henderson and Nancy Falin Page.

He was a member and past deacon of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Gladys Page, Opal Faye Neeley, Elsie Mae Sloan and Lidia Alice Cody; one brother, R.J. Page Sr.; one grandson, Emory Glen Page; and one great-grandson, Logan Quillen.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel Wolfe Page, Clinchport, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Joyce) White, Kingsport, Mrs. Randy (Miranda) Hutchens, Church Hill and Mrs. Larry (Marietta) Templeton, Kingsport; six sons and daughters-in-law, Tom (Boots) Page, Roy and Merita Page, Jackie and Sherry Page and Harvey and Jenny Page, all of Kingsport, Roger and Barbara Page, Jonesborough, Randall and Alice Page, Wartburg, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carter Lee Page, Clinchport, Va., and Thomas H. Page Jr., Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tom Page, 904 W. Carters Valley Road, Intersection of Shaw Street and 904 W. Carters Valley Road.

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

Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith, Miranda Page Hutchens, Larry Templeton and Linda Vaughn. Eulogy will be given by Miranda Page Hutchens.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Page Family Cemetery, Robinette Valley.

Pallbearers will be sons: Tom, Roy, Roger, Jackie, Randall and Harvey Page.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Jay, Dale and Charlie and friends, Joe Carter and Mike Johnson.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Erin Michelle Page

KINGSPORT — Erin Michelle Page, 14, went to be in the arms of Jesus on Tuesday night ( March 11, 2008 ) at Vanderbilt Children's Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was an 8th grader at Ross-N-Robinson Middle School where she was active as a cheerleader, member of the band, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Robinson Student Council. She also excelled as an Honor Student. She was a very active member of the Crossroads Student Ministry of Higher Ground Baptist Church where she was a member. She accepted Christ as her savior at an early age and continued to walk with Him her entire young life. Erin loved everyone and received so much love in return.

She was preceded in death by her poppy, Loyd J. Page.

Erin is survived by her mother and step-dad, Kimberly and Brian Malone, Kingsport; father and step-mom, Chris and Carolyn Page, Kingsport; sissies, Morgan Campbell, Briana Malone, both of Kingsport; grandparents, Ken and Doris Campbell, Kingsport, Peggy Page and Jack Frye of Fall Branch along with Brian Malone's mother, Joyce Begley, Kingsport; three aunts, Kelly Jeter and husband, Geoff, Rita Dockery, and Lori Kolarsky and husband, Mark; two uncles, Keith Campbell and wife, Sara and Larry Page; special cousins, Brydget, Brian, Bradley, Brandon, Brayden, Marshall, Bailey, Lilly, Jason, Kelly, Josh, Jessica, Tyler, Kaylee, and Kanon; a special lifelong friend, Tammy Gray; her beloved pets, Baron, Rusty and Ty; and a host of special friends.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Higher Ground Baptist Church , 1625 Lynn Garden Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Friday at the church with her pastor, Dr. Phil Hoskins, Dr. Shannon Salyer and her youth pastor, Steve Komoromi officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Gap Sunday School Class of Higher Ground Baptist Church serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be her uncles and cousins. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Erin's family is so grateful for the overwhelming support and prayers from Kingsport and surrounding community churches, schools, and even total strangers who prayed for Erin and her family on a daily basis. These prayers have sustained us all.

Carter-Trent Funeral Homes, is serving the Page family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ethel (Wolfe) Page

Clinchport, VA – Ethel Wolfe Page, 84, entered into rest August 30, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, VA November 19, 1924 to the late John S. Wolfe and May St. Clair Wolfe.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Emory Page, November 1, 2000; sister, Dorothy Johnson; brothers, John, Frank, Billy and Junior Wolfe; grandson, Glen Page; great grandson, Logan Quillen; son-in-laws, Jimmy White and Randy Hutchens.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce White, Kingsport, TN, Miranda Hutchens, Church Hill, TN, Marietta Bausell and husband, Kent, Kingsport, TN; sons, Tom Page and wife, Boots, Kingsport, TN, Roy Page and wife, Merita, Kingsport, TN, Roger Page, Jonesboro, TN, Jackie Page and wife, Sherry, Kingsport, TN, Randall Page and wife, Sharon, Wartburg, TN, Harvey Page and wife, Jenny, Kingsport, TN; brother, Ballard Wolfe, Church Hill, TN; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Tom Page. Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Roy Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Vickie and Tommy Austin, Shanna Quillen and Miranda Page Hutchens accompanied by pianist, Linda Vaughn.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at the Page Family Cemetery, Robinette Valley Community with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her sons, Tom, Roy, Roger, Jack, Randall and Harvey Page and son-in-law, Kent Bausell.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Dale Page, Charlie Hutchens, Jay Page and Collin Page.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Fletcher Kelley Page

Fletcher Page, 63, 1353 Willow Street, was dead on arrival of an apparent heart attack at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 8:30 Tuesday. [11/5/1968] Born in Wise County, Va., he came to Kingsport in 1928. He was a former employe of Borden Mill, which is now J. P. Stevens Company, retiring in 1967 and was a member of Barton's Chapel Baptist Church.

Page is survived by his wife, Bertha Elam Page of the home; two daughters, Mrs. William Arnold of Mt. Carmel and Mrs. Kenneth Crawford of Kingsport; four sons; Loyd Page of Fall Branch, John Page and Porter Page, both of Kingsport, and Donnie Page of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany; five sisters, Mrs. Tommy Fields, Mrs. Josie Bevins and Mrs. Ezra Salyers all of Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Martha Bevins of West Virginia, and Mrs. Elizabeth Tate of Kingsport; one brother, John L. Page of Kingsport; 22 Grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT TIMES, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Freddie Ruth (Smith) Page

DUFFIELD, Va. - Freddie Page, 59, entered into rest Wednesday (April 7, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 24, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Lawrence and Clara Bonnie Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Edward Page.

Mrs. Page is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Roy Powers, Castlewood, Va., Connie and Brent Addington and Tina Page, all of Duffield, Va.; son, Jason Dewayne Page, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Dustin Estepp, Matt Finch, Tanner and Trevor Addington, Lakeisha Rhoton and Lauren Page; 11 brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Cecil Kerns officiating.

Burial will follow in the Page Cemetery in Robinette Valley.

Dustin Carico, Glenn Hamn, Brent Addington and David Smith will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Page

Nickelsvllle. Va. _. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today for John Pag3, 66, farmer, who died in his home here Friday.

The Rev. Roy Hodge, pastor of Mead Chapel Church, of which Mr. Page was a member, and where services will be conducted, will officiate.

Survivors Include the widow, Mrs Ella Hartsock Page; five daughters: Mrs. Thomas Fields and Mrs Marggie Sellers of Nickelsville; Mrs. Josie Blevins of Knoxville; Mrs. P. W. Tate of Kingsport, and Mrs.Martha Bevins of Keystone W Va.; three sons, Cowan, John L. and Fletcher Page of Nickelsvllle; two half-brothers, Elmer Robinson of Dry Ford, Va.; and Filburn Robinson of St. Paul, Va.; and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Robinson of Dry Ford, Va.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 24, 1944

Mildred Esther (Baker) Page

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Mildred Baker Page, 79, entered into rest June 21, 2008 at her residence with her family by her side.

She was born May 4, 1929 in Wise County, Va. to the late Milton and Elizabeth Baker.

Mrs. Page was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Mildred was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved the Lord and thanked him everyday for her family and all the blessings he gave her. To know her, was to know love.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Joy Baker and Loretta Stallard; brothers, Duane Baker and Aaron Baker.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Thomas Page, Jr., Nickelsville, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Rita Page, Hiltons, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Lyvonne and Gary Wallen, Gate City, Va., Sharon and John Meade, Nickelsville, Va., Robin and Michael Bright, Bristol, Va., Donna and Greg Whiten, Hiltons, Va.; grandchildren, Penny Mitchell and Bevelene Wallen, Stacey Page and Zachary Page, Jody Pearcy and Todd Meade, Andrew Bright and Matthew Bright, Kacy Addington and Carrie Whiten; great-grandchildren, James and Thomas Mitchell, Teagan and Adiya Page, Katie and Maddie Pearcy, Sienna Bright, Chase and Austin Porter; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Rachel Baker.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Darrel Fletcher and Rev. Johnny Kendrick officiating.

Music will be provided by Todd Meade, Matthew Bright, Vickie Austin and Shanna Quillen.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 4619 Robinette Valley Road, Duffield, Va. 24244.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Porter Page

KINGSPORT — Robert "Porter" Page, 73, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (April 27, 2008) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Nickelsville), and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. Porter was an avid NASCAR and Atlanta Braves fan and he loved fishing and hunting. He was retired from Baker’s Construction Co. as a drill operator and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fletcher and Bertha Elam Page; wife, Doris; sons, Eddie and Dennis; three brothers, Coy, John and Lloyd; two sisters, Brenda and Doris.

Mr. Page is survived by Mable Rasnake, of the home; three sons, Richard "Buddha" Page, Tony Page and Timmy Page, all of Kingsport; four step children, Donna Rasnake Jones, Bristol, Tenn., Donnie Rasnake, Kingsport, Pat Rasnake, Big Stone Gap, Ottie Rasnake, Kingsport; grandchildren, Tammy, Amanda, Torrie, Cody, Cheyenne, Heather, Hunter, Logan, Lindsey, Josh, Kayla, Emily and Jennifer; great-grandson, Leland Marshall; brother, Donnie Page, Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. The family will also receive friends at the residence of 801 Ross St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Shelton Meade officiating.

Music will be provided by Rick Harris.

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

Pallbearers will be Larry Page, Chris Page, Kevin Hughes, Bob Page, Jesse Hickman, Don Begley, Mark Kolarsky and Mike Quillen.

Honorary pallbearers will be June Bug Cooper, Skip Lemons, Truman Tankersley, Hagan Bowen, Henry Quillen and Ralph Page. Family and friends planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robin Rena Page

Kingsport, TN - Robin Rena Page, 47, Kingsport, TN passed away, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with lupus.

Robin was born in Sullivan County, TN on November, 26, 1966 to the late Billy Charles Page and Peggy Irene Lane Starnes. She was a graduate and athlete of Gate City High School. Robin remained an avid softball player until the time of her illness. She was employed as a machine operator with DARAMIC.

She is survived by her sisters, Debbie Page, Kingsport, TN and Tabitha Starnes Williams, Gate City, VA; nephews, Justin Woods and Holly Fields, and Blake Woods and wife, Brandy; nieces, Destiny Ryans, Aleah Fields, and Jordan Fields; special niece, Caitlin Ryans; great niece, Presley “Peanut” Woods who was the joy of her life; her second mother, Aunt Pat Bates; special friend of 24 years, Trudy Fields and special cousins, Lanez Manis and Mark Manis; and her faithful companion, Clompy; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her sister, Debbie Page. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. David Sallee officiating and eulogies by family members. Terry Bennett and Sabrina Hess will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Tri-City Memorial Gardens, Blountville, TN. Buddy Rossi, Ken Bates, Joey Fields, Mark Manis, Justin Woods, Blake Woods, Barnie Fields, and Rick Joyner will serve as pallbearers. Alan Bates will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to Gate City Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Robin Rena Page.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Carter Page

Roy Carter Page, 65, Kingsport, TN entered into rest March 6, 2010 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born August 30, 1944 in Washington County, TN a son of the late Emory Page (2000) and Ethel Wolfe Page (2009). He retired from Domtar Paper after 35 years of service. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and attended Doran Addition Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Merita Hurd Page, Kingsport, TN, sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce White, Kingsport, TN, Miranda Hutchens, Church Hill, TN, Marietta Bausell and husband, Kent, Kingsport, TN; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Boots Page, Kingsport, TN, Jackie and Sherry Page, Kingsport, TN, Randall and Sharon Page, Wartburg, TN, Harvey and Jenny Page, Kingsport, TN, and Roger Page, Jonesboro, TN; sister-in-law, Linda Hurd Worley and friend, Mahlon Whitaker, Bristol, VA; brother-in-law, Pat Hurd and wife, Kathy, Church Hill, TN; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Dr. Roy Lee Lester officiating. Vickie and Tommy Austin and Shanna Quillen will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

Tom Page, Roger Page, Jackie Page, Pat Hurd, Randall Page, and Harvey Page will serve as pallbearers.

Mahlon Whitaker, Clovis Yates, Danny Gillenwater, Bill Burris, Hunter Blakley, Ben Blakley, Jay Page, all of his fishing buddies and work buddies will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 127 Dillon Court, Gray, TN 37615 or the Kingsport Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 992, Kingsport, TN 37662.

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

 

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Timothy Brian Page

NASHVILLE — Timothy Brian Page, 53, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday (March 9, 2012) at General Hospital in Nashville following a brief illness.

Born in Kingsport, Tenn. on Feb. 17, 1959, a son of the late Robert Porter and Doris Hepinstall Page, he has resided in Nashville for the last four years.

Mr. Page was a salesman and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Page; two brothers, Eddie Page and Dennis Page; and an infant son.

Survivors include his daughters, Jennifer Page and Alisha Page; son, Brandon Page; brothers, Richard “Buddha” Page and wife, Vicki of Kingsport; and twin, Tony Page and wife, Newana of Kingsport; stepmother Mable Rasnake; stepbrothers, Donnie Rasnake, Pat Rasnake and Ottie Rasnake; stepsister, Donna Jones; special friend, Kathy Hicks Bell; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home 2630 Hwy. 75 Blountville, Tenn. and at other hours at the residence of Mable Rasnake 801 Ross St. Kingsport, Tenn.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with brother Ralph Owens officiating. Special music will be provided by Rick Harris.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Those attending graveside services are asked to assemble at the graveside by 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Timothy Page.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Willie Edward "Pete" Page

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Willie Edward "Pete" Page, 54, died Monday (June 1, 1998) at his daughter's residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., on March 11, 1944, he was the son of the late Eugene and Gertrude Fields Page .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Tommy Page .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Freddie Smith Page , Duffield, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Page Lowe, Rose Hill, Va., Mrs. ''Charlie'' Brent (Connie) Addington, Duffield, Va., and Mrs. Tina Page Rhoton, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; a son, Jason Dewayne Page , Duffield, Va.; four grandsons and one granddaughter; three sisters, Linda Smith, Yuma, Va., Nannie Kate Housewright, Morristown and Sue Page , Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Bud Page , Clinchport, Va., and Mike Page , Greeneville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of his daughter, Connie Addington.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Page Cemetery, Robinette Valley Community of Scott County, Va. with Elder Howard Todd officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Erma Sue (Salyers) PaHud

GARDEN CITY — Sue PaHud, 72, died Saturday (July 19, 2008) at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Sue was preceded in death by her father, Frank Salyers of Nickelsville, Va.

Surviving are her husband, Jim PaHud; her mother, Irene Salyers of Weber City, Va.; three brothers, Harold and wife, Brenda of Church Hill, Wayne and wife, Kathryn of Nickelsville, Va. and Eddie and wife, Betty of Kingsport; two sisters, Delores Hartsock of Morristown, and Evelyn Salyer of Warner-Robins, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to a Hospice House of your choice.

Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

George William "Billy" Painter

GATE CITY, Va. — George William "Billy" Painter, 45, of the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord Monday evening, (Jan. 28, 2008) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 21, 1962, a son of Bill Painter and the late Kathleen Young Painter. He was a 1980 graduate of Ketron High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church and was employed by Witt Drywall Company in Johnson City, Tenn. He was a basketball coach for 17 years in the Bloomingdale league and was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman who loved camping and riding his motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

He is preceded in death by his infant sister, Lisa Ann Painter; mother-in-law, Shirley Fae Lane; and brother-in-law, Frank Lane, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Gracie Lane Painter; daughter, Ashley Crawford and husband, Dustin of Kingsport; two sons, William Hunter "Bill" Painter and Waylon Lane Painter of the home; two grandchildren, Kailey and Lilly Crawford; father and step mother, Bill Painter and wife, Wanda of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brother, Gene Painter and wife, Betty of Limestone, Tenn.; father-in-law, Frank Lane of the Yuma community; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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

The funeral will follow in the chapel with Rev. Bayless Kinser officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 for the services.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Ragsdale, Matt Coffey, Joe Light, Henry Lane, Jerry Lane, Gene Lane, Don Overbay, Robert Rogers and Dustin Crawford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gracie Painter, P,O, Box 127, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donna (Moore) Palmer

KINGSPORT - Donna Moore Palmer, 61, Kingsport, went to be with Jesus Sunday (April 30, 2006) at home with her loving family.

She was an adjunct professor of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology at Northeast State Community College and Walter State Community College.

Mrs. Palmer was a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school.

She was involved with Hay House and Bridge Refugee Center in Bristol. Mrs. Palmer was a den mother and the mother of two Eagle Scouts.

Her parents, Arthur "Ott" and Gertrude Moore preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Gary Palmer, Kingsport; two sons, Jason Palmer and wife Willa, Dallas, Tex., Benjamin Palmer and wife Gabriella, Lewisburg, W.V.; two grandsons, David and Andrew Palmer; one granddaughter, Liliana Palmer; four sisters, Patsy Arnold, Kingsport, Marie Koone, Johnson City, Ailene Perry and husband Dan, Springfield, Mo., and Melva Moore, Kingsport; one brother, Arthur "Buddy" Moore and wife Jean, Snellville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Stuart K. Albee officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Wheeler United Methodist Church, 211 North Sanders Street, Blountville, Tenn. 37617 or to Boy Scouts of American Sequoyah Council, 129 Boone Ridge Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37615.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eldridge Clinton Palmer

SPEERS FERRY (Spl.) -- Eldridge Clinton Palmer, 27, died at the home of his brother at 1901 Park Street , Kingsport , at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. [ Nov 22, 1951 ]

He was self employed as a produce trucker and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his father, F. L. Palmer, and mother, Mrs. Maria Williams Palmer; one sister, Mrs. T. A. Vielleux of Washington, D. C.; two brothers, F. L. Palmer Jr., and K. C. Palmer, both of Kingsport; grandmother, Mrs. E. C. Palmer.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of his father at Speers Ferry.  The Rev. W. L. Trent will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

American Legion Post No. 65 will be in charge of the graveside ceremonies.

Kingsport Times, Friday, November 23, 1951
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Farley Lane Palmer

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Farley Lane Palmer Sr., 72, Route 3, Robinette Valley Community, died at 6 p.m. Sunday [6/24/1962] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a lingering Illness.

He was a retired rural mail carrier with 21 years service, a farmer and livestock grower.

Surviving are his wife, Maria Williams Palmer; one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Veilleux, Washington, D.C.; two sons. F. L. Palmer, Jr. and K. C. Palmer, both of Kingsport; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. (EST) Tuesday at Hortons Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Spivey officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Morrell, Roy Palmer Jr., Gerald Begley, Maurice Begley, Ike Hurd, Thomas Barrett, Bob Culbertson and Don Palmer.

The body was to be returned to the residence at 4 p.m. Monday from the Gate City Funeral Home.  It will be taken to the church one hour before services.

Kingsport Times, Monday, June 25, 1962

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Farley Lane "F.L." Palmer Jr.

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Farley Lane "F.L." Palmer Jr., 94, of Clinchport, Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Monday (Nov. 21, 2011), at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

F.L. was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 18, 1917, to the late Farley Lane and Mariah Williams Palmer. He attended Palmer School and Rye Cove High School. He graduated from L.M.U with a B.S. Degree and then earned his Masters Degree in Chemistry from U.T. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He taught school in Scott County before going to work for Holston Defense Corp., where he worked in Quality Control until his retirement, 37 years ago. In 1942, he married his loving wife Flo. They lived in Kingsport for 35 years before moving back to his home place in Clinchport.

F.L. was a faithful and loving husband, daddy and papaw. He enjoyed the outdoors while gardening, hunting, fishing and watching the wildlife on the farm. He was a member of Litz Manor Baptist Church and attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flara Utsman "Flo" Palmer; his son, Norman Jackson "Jack" Palmer; brothers, Eldridge Clinton "E.C." Palmer, Kennedy Coley "K.C." Palmer; sisters-in-law, Lula Hill Palmer, Ruby Alton, Margaret Snapp, Gertrude Baird and Hazel Crawley; brothers-in-law, Ted Veilleux, Jack Utsman and Sam Utsman; and step-granddaughter, Jennifer Duncan-Seidler.

Survivors include his daughter, Theresa Cape-Duncan and husband, Larry, of Clinchport; son, William Farley "Red" Palmer of Fall Branch; grandson, Matthew Cape and wife, Scarlett, of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; great-grandson, Wyatt Matthew Cape; sister, Mary Veilleux of Sterling, Va.; nephews, David Palmer, James Crawley, Andy Crawley, Larry Crawley, Bob Utsman and Andy Utsman; nieces, Mary Jo King, Susan Alsawalhi, Lisa Taylor, Donna Daly-Long, Jan Mosadegh, Sanya Tingle, Tinah Utsman, Doris Dahlberg, Evelyn Sunich, Jo Derrick, Rose Derrick, Faye Collins and Joyce Purinton; sisters-in-law, Faye Utsman and Elizabeth Utsman.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. David Newland officiating.

Music will be provided by Wendy Aistrop, Mikey Barrett and the Cedar Grove Baptist Church Choir.

Military graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 with the VA National Guard.

Pallbearers are Paul Williams, Mike Sutton, Al Sutton, Bob King, Bob Frazier, Jason King and Thomas Daly. Honorary pallbearers are James, Earl and Roy Palmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 4619 Robinette Valley Road, Duffield, Va. 24244-3011.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Flara "Flo" (Utsman) Palmer

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Flara "Flo" Utsman Palmer, 90, of Clinchport, Va., formerly of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 2, 2009) at her residence.

She was born in Hawkins County on Feb. 9, 1919, to the late Andrew and Rosa Utsman. In her early years, she worked at the Kingsport Inn and The Snack Shop. She loved to cook for family and friends and she overflowed with love for everyone she knew.

Mrs. Palmer was a member of Litz Manor Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School for many years. She also attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Clinchport. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jack Palmer; her parents, Andrew and Rosa Utsman; a stepmother, Sara Jane Williams; her sisters, Margaret Snapp, Gertrude Baird, Hazel Crawley, and Ruby Alton; brothers, Sam Utsman and Jack Utsman.

Flo Palmer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, F.L. Palmer; a daughter, Theresa Cape-Duncan and husband, Larry (Clinchport, Va.); her son, William Palmer (Fall Branch); her grandson, Matthew Cape and his wife, Scarlett (Fuquay, N.C.); a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Duncan-Seidler and husband, Drew (Sierra Vista, Ari.); her special sisters-in-law, Mary Veilleux and Elizabeth Utsman; many loved nieces and nephews.

A special thanks goes out to Independent Home Health Care of Jonesville/Weber City and especially Nancy Byrd and Dena Addington.

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

Her funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church Choir and Sonja McCoy.

Her graveside service will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hoke S. Palmer

Funeral services for Hoke S. Palmer will be Wednesday at 2:00 p. m. at the First Methodist Church in Gate City with the Rev. L. W. Pierce, Pastor and the Rev. W. L. Walters officiating. The body arrived at Gate City Tuesday morning and was taken to home of his father. Burial will be in Holston View.

Pallbearers will be; H. P. Boatright, Richmond Bond, C. C. Pendleton, R. V. Wolfe, Raymond Starnes, G. C. Snodgrass, R. M. McClellan and W. H. Perry.

Kingsport Times-News; Sept. 3, 1947

Jimmy Franklin Page

Gate City, VA - Jimmy Franklin Page, 69, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, April 20, 2012 at his residence after a long illness.

Jimmy was born in Scott County, VA on June 18, 1942 to the late Kenneth Franklin and Phobia Adeline Reed Page. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a diesel mechanic for truck freight lines.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents.

Jimmy is survived by his adopted grandson, Wayne Clinton "Clint" Page of Gate City, VA, favorite cousin and best friend, William Robbins of Fairview, VA and numerous other cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff DeBoard and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by Gary Hunley.

Graveside Services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Page Cemetery in Robinette Valley Community, Speers Ferry, VA. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers, per Jim, "If you need pay, I will pay you the next time I see you".

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jimmy Page.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John M. Palmer

KINGSPORT - Sr. Captain John M. Palmer K.F.D., 56, passed away Friday morning (April 28, 2006) at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. Sr. Captain Palmer was an employee of the Kingsport Fire Department where he served as a Senior Captain and also was a member of the Firefighters Union. He was an avid golfer and was proud of his hole in one.

Sr. Captain Palmer was of the Methodist faith.

His parents, Lester and Lois Enix Palmer, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Palmer, Kingsport; one son, John Baron Palmer, Greeneville, Tenn.; two sisters, Sandra Palmer Wagner and husband Floyd, Kingsport, Celeste Palmer Dickson and husband Kim, Blountville; two brothers, Robert Palmer and wife Janet, Gary Palmer and wife Donna, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and also a host of friends and his brothers at the Kingsport Fire Department.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Jason McIntosh, Chaplain Jack Almany, and Steve Johnson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. The procession will leave at 10:40 a.m. from the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be members of the City of Kingsport Fire Department.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 3952, Kingsport, TN 37664.

Captain Palmer's family wants to express their appreciation to his host of friends and his brotherhood at Kingsport Fire Department.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian (Wade) Palmer

DRYDEN, Va. - Lillian Palmer of Dryden, Va. was born in Wise County, Va. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 1913 and passed away on Friday (March 18, 2005) at the Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va. at the age of 91 years.

She had lived in Lee County, Va. most of her life. Lillian was a beautician and a member of the United Methodist Church in Dryden, Va.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Roxie and William Wade, sister, Eva Davenport; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Louise Wade.

Lillian is survived by her two nieces, Willie Cronan and husband, Ron of Knoxville and Patty Williams and husband, Don of Pennington Gap, Va.; also several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home sanctuary with Rev. James A. Routszong officiating.

Burial will follow at the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va.

(Some paternal ancestral families in Scott Co – Wade, Gillispie, Taylor, Horton, Lawson, Lane, Wolfe, Prewett.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lula Mae (Hill) Palmer

KINGSPORT - Lula Mae Hill Palmer, 85, Manassas, Va., formerly of Kingsport and Scott County, Va., entered into rest Saturday morning [6/11/2005] at the Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Va.

She was born May 30, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Joseph Creighton and Maggie Darnell (Milan) Hill. She was a former employee of Tennessee Eastman Company before moving to Manassas where she was a homemaker. In her later years, she was employed by Shoney's Restaurant (which spanned 18 years).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kennedy Coley Palmer (1975); one sister, Myrtle Darnell; one brother, William Warren.

Surviving are four daughters, Mary Jo King (Robert) of Bristow, Va., Susan Kim Alsawalhi (Mouhammad) and Donna Joyce Daly (Kenneth Long), both of Manassas, Va., and Lisa Irene Taylor (Jet) of South Haven, Miss.; one son, David Kent Palmer (Lois Cecil) of Warrenton, Va.; two sisters including twin sister, Sue Hill Frazier of Kingsport and Blanche Hill Williams of Boxford, Mass.; one brother, Emerson Milan of Greeneville; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jim Mullens officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Those wishing to attend the graveside committal service Thursday morning are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Norman Jackson "Jack'' Palmer

KINGSPORT - Norman Jackson "Jack'' Palmer, 47, now at peace with the Lord, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 20, 1955 in Kingsport. He was the son of "F L'' and "Flo'' Palmer of Clinchport, Va. He was the grandson of the late Farley and Maria Palmer.

Jack was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and a graduate of Northeast State with a degree. He was a member of Litz Manor Baptist Church.

Jack was a skilled craftsmen in neon sign making and was a former employee of Norris Industries.

In addition to his parents, surviving are his sister, Theresa Cape-Duncan and her husband Larry Duncan and Matthew Cape and Jenifer Duncan, Clinchport, Va.; brother, William "Red'' Palmer and Sheree Overbay of Fall Branch; Rickey, Missy, Mikey, Alexis and Zachary Crawford, of Fall Branch, Ronnie, Maletha, Cody, Savanna and Olevia Gaskill of North Carolina.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny R. Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by The Ferrymen.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go to the cemetery.

Those desiring may make donations to F L and Flo Palmer, Route 2, Box 90-A, Clinchport, Va. 24244.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Phyllis Ann (Taylor) Palmer

KINGSPORT — Phyllis Taylor Palmer, 61, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (March 31, 2009) following a battle with cancer.

She was born in Yuma, Va., being the 11th child of the late John Logan Taylor and Eliza Click Taylor. As a child and teenager she attended Prospect United Methodist Church. At the age of 16, Phyllis accepted the Lord as her Savior and joined the church. She became an active member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Kingsport. Phyllis was a beautician for 26 years working in several salons in Kingsport. In 1992, she went to work at Miller Village Apartments as an assistant manager, retiring in 2008 due to her illness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jack Taylor and Bobby (Mouse) Taylor; her sisters, Evelyn Brickey, Ruth Fleenor and Frances Jenkins; a special companion, Jim Harris; along with several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis Palmer is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Baker and husband, Tom (Kingsport), DeWanna Palmer and companion, David Jones (Kingsport), Kendra Stewart and companion, Tommy Thacker; grandchildren, Adam Palmer, Kristin Lumpkin and husband, Blane Million, Stephanie Palmer, Logan McGhee, William Jones, Cheyenne Jones; her great-grandchildren, Thomas, Aurora and Riley; five brothers, Ralph Taylor (Maxine Powers), Don Taylor, Tommy Taylor and wife, Florence (Kingsport), James Taylor and wife, Irene (Yuma, Va.), Eddie Taylor and wife, Carolyn (Kingsport); along with several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you goes out to Dr. McElroy and his staff.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Kingsport or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Jennifer Baker.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Steve Burkhart officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Gary Fortner, Frankie Hart, Danny Jenkins, Tommy Greear, Johnny Cross and Tom Baker serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church Children’s and Youth Ministries, 2505 Nathan St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lynn "Bob" Palmer

KINGSPORT - Robert "Bob" Palmer, 67, of Kingsport, passed away Thursday morning (April 5, 2007) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.

Mr. Palmer worked at Eastman Chemical Company for over 39 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church and had been attending Sullivan Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Lester and Lois Palmer; a brother, John Palmer; and a sister-in-law, Donna Palmer.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Janet Palmer; four children, Bryan Palmer and wife, Donna of Gray, Greg Palmer and wife, Yvonne of Rogers- ville, Angela Palmer Bell and husband, Eric of Kingsport and Andrew Palmer and wife, Tonya of Gate City, Va.; a sister, Sandra Wagner and husband, Floyd of Kingsport; a brother, Gary Palmer of Blountville; sister-in-law, Carolyn Palmer of Kingsport; a sister, Celeste Dickson and husband, Kim of Kingsport; grandchildren, Autumn Palmer of Gray, Katrina Palmer of Hampton, Tyler Cobb of Rogersville, Brianna Bell of Kingsport, Austin and Peyton Palmer of Gate City, Va.; a great-grandson, Blaine Evan Palmer of Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating and eulogy by George Bolling.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will gather at 9:50 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Johnny Spriggs, Jack Greer, Jim Bishop, Mark Moore, Mike Robinson, Don Mitchell, Ronnie Smith and Mike Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan Baptist Church, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Bob Palmer.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

LaRue (Baldwin) Pannell

KINGSPORT — LaRue Baldwin Pannell, 70, went to her heavenly home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, (Sept. 12, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a long illness.

LaRue was born in Wise, Va. on Jan. 1, 1937 , moving to Kingsport at an early age, and graduated from Lynn View High School . She was a person who loved to laugh and was a talented member of the Society of Decorative Painters. LaRue enjoyed all of her artist club friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Edward P. and Beulah Baldwin; her sister, Dina Lee Satterfield; and a special niece, Tamara Todd.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Harold E. Pannell; her son, Timothy E. Pannell and wife, April; and the pride of her life, her grandson, Dustin E. Pannell of Aiken , S.C. She is also survived by sisters, Mary Helen Swanay and husband, Clabe, Philmenia “Phil” Todd and husband, E. Ray, all of Kingsport and Sharon Kaye Johnson and husband, David, of Gatlinburg; several special nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.

Calling hours are from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with George Osborn officiating.

Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Clabe Swanay, E. Ray Todd, Stephen Todd, Andrew Todd, Jerry Pannell, and Vance Pannell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kingsport Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Roy Paragon Sr.

(Laney family from Scott Co.)

COEBURN, Va. — Roy Paragon Sr., 50, died Saturday (March 7, 2009) at his residence in Coeburn Va.

He was employed by Tempur-Pedic Production in Duffield, Va.

He was the son of the late Chester L. and Carrie Louise Paragon.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Laney Paragon, Coe- burn, Va.; daughters, Leatha Renee Smith and husband, David, Coeburn, Jessica Ann Pennington and husband, Steven, Pennington Gap and Carrie Nicole Paragon, Coeburn; sons, Roy Paragon Jr. and wife, Wanda, Duffield, Jonathan Adam Paragon and wife, Samantha, Coe- burn and Danny Ray Laney and wife, Heather, Coeburn; sisters, Kathleen Jones, California and Irene McCoy and husband, Newton, Pound; brothers, Tony Paragon and wife, Delores, Ohio, and Tommy Paragon and wife, Meta, Pound; eight loving grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Flatwoods Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Hayes and the Rev. Danny Darnell officiating.

Burial will follow in Laney Cemetery on High Knob.

Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gilbert Parker

FALL BRACH - Gilbert Parker, 70, of Fall Branch, died at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 27, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Flippin, Ark. and came to Kingsport in 1951. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was retired from the City of Kingsport in the Fire Department after 40 years as a fireman.

He was a member of Community United Methodist Church and attended Oak Hill Baptist Church, (Fall Branch).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joshua Parker and Della McCracken Parker; one brother, Duane Parker.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred (Lane) Parker, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Allan (Jean) Williams, Battle Creek, Mich. and Mrs. Pat (Jo Ann) Barrett, Abingdon, Va.; four grandchildren, Wesley, Eric, Sarah and Matthew; one sister, Mrs. Darrell (Stella) Wrede, Springfield, Mo.; twin brothers, Charlie Parker and Bobby Parker, both of Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. E.M. Barnes and the Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City).

Pallbearers will be, E.G. Jones, Earl Culbertson, Emory Kilgore, Tom Collins, Bill Cochran, Bobby Grast, Billy Joe Lewis, Gary Hunt.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jeanette "Jean" (Rhoton) Parker

KINGSPORT — Jean Parker, 78, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord at 10:26 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 21, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Clinchport, Va., she lived in Kingsport most of her life. Jean was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Preceding her in death were her husband, Delma Parker; parents, James Mitchell Rhoton and Nannie Ellen Rhoton; daughter, Sandra Kay Parker Watts; a son, Ricky Lee Parker; a brother, Gilbert Rhoton; and half-sister, Ruby Head.

Surviving are one son, Mickey Parker and wife, Lisa of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Jeana Estep and husband, Tim, Dustin Parker and Sarah Parker, all of Kingsport; one great-granddaughter, Katie Estep; five sisters, Betty Cooper, Clois Hood and husband, Earl, Nell Johnson and husband, Bob, Barbara Bishop and husband, Charles, Ellen Jones and husband, Larry; five brothers, J.M. Rhoton and wife, Marie, Audley Rhoton and wife, Pat, Ed Rhoton and wife, Teresa, Wayne Rhoton and wife, Linda, Delmer Rhoton and wife, Denisa; sisters-in-law, Virginia Parker (a special friend), Mary Haynes, Ruth Horne and husband, J.L., all of Kingsport; brother-in-law, J.L. Parker and wife, Annis of Kingsport; special friends, Susie and Tina Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Elder Paul Strong, Pastor Earnest Steffey and the Rev. Gary Calhoun officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Patricia Ann Parker

LEBANON, Va. — Patricia Ann Parker, 58, passed away peacefully on Friday, (Oct. 18, 2013) at her residence in Lebanon, Va.

She was born in Kingsport, the daughter of the late Frank M. Parker Jr. and Mary Ann Bellamy Parker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter F. “Wally” Parker.

She grew up in Scott County, Va. and was a member of the Andy Griffith Show Fan Club where each member was a part of her family.

She is survived by her son, Seven Morris and wife Tracey of San Francisco, Calif.; two daughters, Stacy Compton and Mary Kern both of Abingdon, Va.; eight grandchildren, Milo Long Morris, Henry, Issaiah, Seshis, Mikey, Grace Content, Loryn and Travis “Bubby” Jr.; one sister, Lesa Parker Lane of Weber City, Va. and a very special niece, Shanda Lane; her step-father, William N. Johnson of Jonesborough, Tenn.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel with members of her family speaking.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the following Charities, Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) 1820 W. Webster Avenue St. 304, Chicago, Ill. 60614 or to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004 in the memory of Patricia Ann Parker.

Online condolences can be submitted to the family at www.frostfuneralhome.com.

Frost Funeral Home & Cremation services of Abingdon, Virginia are honored to serve the family of Patricia Ann Parker.

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Ruby Sophia (Quillen) Parker

BLUFF CITY - Ruby Quillen Parker, 90, of 231 Sparrow Road, passed away Saturday (April 21, 2001) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale E. Parker; one sister; and five brothers.

Surviving are two sons, J. David Parker, Bluff City; Bill R. Parker, Orange County, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Quillen, Kingsport, and Vesta Wilson, Lenoir, N.C.; one brother, James H. Quillen, Kingsport; a special nephew, Dan Parker, Jonesborough; and several more nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Ronald L. Davis officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Walter Franklin Parker

WEBER CITY, Va. - Walter Franklin Parker, 45, of Parker Street, passed away Sunday (April 22, 2007).

He was born Oct. 23, 1961 in Kingsport and was a son of the late Frank Meek Parker, Jr. and Mary Ann Bellamy Parker Johnson.

Walter lived and worked in Greensboro, N.C. for several years before moving back to his home in Weber City, Va. He was an employee of the Scott County Board of Education since 1996. He was loved by all he knew him.

Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Kern of Lebanon, Va., and Lesa Lane of Weber City, Va.; three nieces, Shanda Lane, Stacey Compton and Mary Kern; one nephew, Seven Morris; two aunts, Freeda Bellamy and Willie Fink, both of Weber City, Va.; stepfather, William N. Johnson of Greeneville; special friend, Michelle Lane.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, East Chapel. The funeral will follow in the east chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

At his request and in keeping with Walter's wishes, his body will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place East, Landover, Md. 20785.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Cordelia Isabelle "Cordie" (McClellan) Parks

Mrs. Cordie McClellan Parks, 61, of Friendsville, Tenn., died at University Hospital in Knoxville at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday [2/12/1974] after a short illness.  She was the mother of Mrs. Joe (Teeny) Henson of Kingsport.

In addition of the Kingsport daughter survivors include her husband, Ernest Parks; son, Buddy Parks of Woodsfield; Ohio; another daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Mary Hazel) Fugate, Maryyille; sister, Mrs. Allen Morton, Louisville, Tenn.; brothers, Kyle and S. M. McClellan, both of Louisville; and seven grandchildren.

McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, is in charge.

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Funeral services at 4 p.m. Thursday,  Friends Church with burial in church cemetery.  Rev. John Powell and Rev. Eldon Moore officiating.  The bodv will lie in state one hour at the church.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.   McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home in  Maryville is in charge.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, February 13, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Dan Trigg Parks

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Dan Trigg Parks, 73, Route 2, Box 250, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 2, 1994) at his residence.

He was of the Baptist faith and employed at AFG Industries.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Anna Lou Parks; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Parks; two brothers, S.V. Parks and Orville Parks; two sisters, Jackie P. Cookenhour and Frankie Parks.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanell Williams Parks, of the home; three sons, Danny Parks, David Parks, and Randy Parks, all of Nickelsville, Va.; six grandchil­dren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Olene Moore and June Johnson, both of Kingsport and Juanita Lawson, Nickelsville, Va.; three brothers, Hayes Parks, Nickelsville, Va., Granville Parks, Gate City, Va., and Hubert Parks, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Kenneth Kiser offici­ating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery.

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Della Kathleen (Williams) Parks

YORK, Pa. - Kathleen Parks, 83, formerly of Gate City, Va., entered into rest Thursday (Aug. 29, 2002) at Manor Nursing Home in York, Pa.

Born August 24, 1919 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Rosa Benton Williams.

Mrs. Parks was of the Baptist faith and a member of Moores Memorial Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Parks; one infant daughter; two sons, John Wayne Parks and an infant son; one sister, Mamalee Williams; and one brother, Jay Williams.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Ruth Parks, Seven Valleys, Pa.; sisters, Georgia Davidson, Gate City, Va., and Sue Vineyard, Kingsport; brothers, Harry Williams, Gate City, Va., and Charles Williams, Mount Carmel; granddaughter, Stephany Rose Redding, Wichita Falls, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends at the residence of her brother, Harry Williams.

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

Music will be provided by Junior Smith and Norma Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Benton Cemetery in the Red Hill community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Edgar Hayes Parks

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Edgar Hayes Parks, 82, entered into rest Dec. 7, 2004 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born March 19, 1922 in Scott County, Va. to the late Sam and Lou Sullivan Parks.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Parks, 2003; two sisters, Jackie Cookenour and Frankie Parks; four brothers, S.V, Orville, Trig and Granville Parks.

Mr. Parks served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Sue Addington, Yuma, Va.; six sons, Fred Parks, Ed Howard Parks, Mark and wife, Angie Parks, all of Nickelsville, Va., Larry and wife, Ginger Parks, Hiltons, Va., Gary Parks, Nickelsville, Va., and Billy Hayes Parks, Sandy Ridge, Va.; three sisters, Olene Moore and June Johnson, both of Kingsport and Juanita and husband, "J.M." Lawson, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Hubert Parks, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White and House of Prayer Church Choir. Eulogy will be given by Bill McCarty.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Parks, Sammy Parks, David Parks, Randy Parks, Danny Parks, Mark Harris and Maynard Harmon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Garnie Salyer, Tom Meade, Johnny Estep, Maynard Jordan, Joe Culberson and Scott Stallard.

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Eva (Miller) Parks

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Eva Miller Parks, 79, went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon (Sept. 7, 2002) at the residence of her daughter, Shelby Babb.

Mrs. Parks was born in Wise County, Va. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Rock View Church with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Hassie Miller; her husband, Melvin Parks in 1984; two sons, Buford Parks in 1966 and J.C. Parks in 1988; one grandson. Lowell Babb in 1990.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tony (Shelby) Babb, Nickelsville, Va., Ms. Stella Cassell, Nickelsville, Va., the Rev. and Mrs. Mack (Marsie) Daugherty, Nickelsville, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Dougie and Sue Parks, Nickelsville, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Donna Sanders, Rhonda Ray, Lisa Davis, Cathy Criswell, Cindy Parks, Amanda Parks, Anthony Parks, Micheal Cassell, Chris Daugherty, Josh Daugherty, Jason Parks and Buford Parks; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mae Hale, Castlewood, Va., Vernia Hicks, Morefield, Va., Joyce Davis, Three Oaks, Mich.; one brother, Jack Miller, Coeburn, Va.; sisters-in-law, Marie Fugate, Nickelsville, Va., Lou Parks, Nickelsville, Va., Marie Miller, Nickelsville, Va., and Maudie Jennings, Maryland.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mack Daugherty, the Rev. Kenneth Kiser and the Rev. G.W. White officiating. Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith, Ted Smith and Rita Keith.

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

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Cassell, Jason Parks, Dale Sanders, Gregory Ray, Chucky Davis, Josh Daugherty, Anthony Parks and Buford Parks.

Honorary pallbearers are grandsons and great-grandsons.

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Jeanell "Nell" (Williams) Parks

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Jeanell (Nell) Williams Parks, 82, Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Thursday (Jan. 15, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Parks was born in Scott County, Va. on March 30, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Brett and Maxie McClellan Williams. She was retired from Arcata Graphics. She was of the Methodist faith and attended Nickelsville United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Trigg Parks; an infant daughter and an infant twin sister.

Surviving are her sons, Danny Parks and wife, Brenda, Nickelsville, Va., David Parks and friend, Rhonda Ramey, Nickelsville, Va., and Randy Parks and friend, Barbara Brickey, Elk Garden, Va.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Dana Haegele and husband, Tommy, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ruth Henry and husband, John, Gate City, Va., Lena A. Grotjohn, St. Louis, Mo., and JoAnn Peters and husband, Gene, Joliet, Ill.; brothers, Herschel Williams, Weber City, Va., James Williams and wife, Peggy, Yellow Springs, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Harold Dean.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Collins and the Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

Kay and Mike Elliott will provide the music.

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

Greg Parks, Gabe Parks, Sammy Parks, Ricky Parks, Larry Collins, Jim Delano, Junior Williams and Garnie Salyer will serve as pallbearers.

Fred Parks, Joe Culbertson, Darrell Williams, J.M. Lawson, Early White, Scott Stallard, Jim Francisco and members of the Peacemakers Motorcycle Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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John Wayne Parks

SEVEN VALLEYS, Pa. - John Wayne Parks, 60, died Wednesday (Feb. 3, 1999) at his residence after a brief illness.

Born and raised in Scott County, he attended Gate City High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had resided in Pennsylvania for more than 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Vernon Parks in February of 1977; one sister and one brother; paternal grandparents, George and Lillie Grigsby Parks ; and maternal grandparents, John and Rosie Benton Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Parks ; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Joseph Kissinger; and mother, Kathleen Parks , York, Pa.

Services and burial will be today in Seven Valleys, Pa.

Courtesy of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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Granville P. Parks

GATE CITY, Va. - Granville Parks, 74, entered into rest Sunday (Sept. 14, 2003) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 31, 1928 to the late Sam and Lou Sutherland Parks. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the Korean War as a military policeman .Mr. Parks was a retired correction officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was an avid coon hunter and a member of the Corn Ridge Coon Club. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Joyner; and a stepdaughter, Marion June Patterson; two sisters, Frankie M. Parks and Jackie Cookenour; and three brothers, Orville, S.V., and Trigg Parks.

Surviving are his wife, June Cassity Parks, and a beloved poodle (Cassie), of the home; two sons, Grant Steinle, California, and stepson, Charles J. Cassity, Kingsport; three sisters, Olin Moore, June Johnson, both of Kingsport, and Juanita Lawson and husband J.M., Nickelsville, Va.; two brothers, Hubert Parks, Kingsport, and Edgar Haynes, Nickelsville, Va.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Weber, Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence and the home of Hubert Parks.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Hass, David Parks, Danny Parks, Bo Taylor, Jimmy White and Jack McConnel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene White, John Ferguson, Ed Ferguson, John Ramey, Bucky Claybaugh and Charlie Robinette.

Any memorial contributions can be made to Hubert Parks. These funds will be given to VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 and to the family's choice of charities.

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Iona Mae (Rasnick) Parks

Mae Rasnick Parks, 83, of the Big Moccasin Community went to be with her Heavenly Father early Thursday morning ( June 2, 2011 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mae was a wonderful homemaker who loved her flowers, enjoyed quilting, and caring for her sheep. She was a charter member of Greenwood Chapel Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harmon and Ibbie Taylor Rasnick; brothers, John Rasnick and Harry (Hank) Rasnick.

Mae Parks is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Zane Parks; daughters, Jane Winkle and husband, Larry (Kingsport, TN), Mary Rossie and husband, Ray (Blountville, TN); a son, Larry Parks and Becky Lilly (Johnson City, TN); grandchildren, Amy Winkle Dittle, April Parks Davis and husband, Mike, Aaron Winkle, Kelle Parks Asher and husband, Brian, Gracie Rossie; 8 great grandchildren; her sister, Vivian Redwine (Gate City, VA); brother, Doyle Rasnick and wife, Linda (Tazewell, VA) along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday ( June 4, 2011 ) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday ( June 4, 2011 ) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lelbert Thornburg, Rev. Bob Lane , and Rev. Larry Winkle officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday ( June 5, 2011 ) at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery . David Redwine, John Redwine, Phillip Rasnick, Brian Asher, Mike Davis, and Aaron Winkle will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Parks, Don Cornett, Jimmy Francisco, and Howard Bays . Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

June (Stallard) Cassity Parks

GATE CITY, Va. - June Cassity Parks, 80, was called to be with the Lord Tuesday (May 10, 2005).

She was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Victoria Stallard, Gate City; her late husband, Granville Parks, Gate City; one daughter, Marion June Patterson, Nashville; one sister, Inez Godsey; two brothers, Joe and Chester Stallard of Gate City.

Survivors include her son, Charles Cassity Jr., Kingsport; one brother and a very special sister-in-law, Rev. R.D. and Eloise Stallard, Gate City; one sister, Bonnie Ester Ratliff, Richmond, Ind.; son-in-law, Joe Patterson, Nashville; grandson, Eric Patterson; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the cemetery prior to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Sarah Louellva (White) Parks

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Sarah Parks, 74, entered into rest Sunday (July 13, 2003) at her residence.

Born May 24, 1929 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late William McKinley and Lena Stapleton White. Ms. Parks was a mother and a homemaker.

She attended the House of Prayer Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Williams.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar Hayes Parks, Nickelsville; a daughter, Sue Addington, Weber City, Va.; five sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Parks, Ed Howard Parks, Gary Parks, Mark and wife Angie Parks, all of Nickelsville, Larry and wife Ginger Parks, West Carters Valley, Va.; one stepson, Billy Hayes Parks, Coeburn, Va.; three sisters, Bessie Vicars, and Ada Murriel and Curtis Minton, both of Yuma, Va., Mary and Vernon Vanderpool, Nickelsville; three brothers, Rev. G.W. and June White, Joe and Vivian White, and James and Betty White, all of Nickelsville; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Bill Taylor officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mallory Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at 12 noon at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Zane Ervin Parks

(April 15, 1927 - June 27, 2013)

 

Zane E. Parks of the Big Moccasin Community joined his Heavenly Father and his loving wife early Thursday morning (June 27, 2013) following several months of declining health.

He served in the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during WW II and retired from Eastman Kodak Company after 37 years of service. His enjoyment of farming and raising Katahdin sheep fulfilled his remaining healthy years. He faithfully attended Greenwood Chapel Church for many years.

In addition to his wife, Mae Rasnick Parks, he was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Agnes Pennington Parks; his father, Charlie N. Parks; step-mother, Annie Fugate Parks; one sister, Margaret Cornett and a brother, William (Bill) Parks.

He is survived by two daughters, Jane (Larry) Winkle of Kingsport and Mary (Ray) Rossie of Blountville; one son, Larry (Becky) Parks of Johnson City; five grandchildren, Amy Dittle, April (Mike) Davis, Aaron Winkle, Kellee (Brian) Asher and Gracie Rossie; two step-grandchildren, Meaghan (Josh) Deyton, Jesse (Kelley) Lilly; eight great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Cox, one brother, Robert R. (Phyllis) Parks; one brother-in-law, Don Cornett; sister-in-law, Vivian Redwine; brother-in-law, Doyle (Linda) Rasnick and his dearly loved Welsh Corgi, Daisy Mae.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City or anytime at Mr. Parks’ home.

A funeral service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lelbert Thornburg and Rev. Larry Winkle, officiating. Music will be provided by The Bible Way Trio.

Burial will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Virginia. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 pm to go in procession. Pallbearers will be Aaron Winkle, Mike Davis, Brian Asher, John Redwine, David Redwine, and Claude Lane. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Robert R. Parks, Don Cornett, Jim Francisco, Bill McConnell, Tony Hagy, and Phil Rasnick.

The family wishes to express deep appreciation to his caregivers, Kay Dockery, Margie Smith, Mary Wells and Caris Hospice of Johnson City for the special care of Zane Parks.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 950 W. St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105

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

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

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Donald Lee Parris

Donald Lee Parris, 81, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was the son of Paul Parris and Sula Addington Britts. Donald was born in Kingsport where he had lived for much of his life. He was a barber by trade and a sailor by heart, having sailed across the Atlantic and many other places in the world. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Parris; daughters, Ivey Jo and Jan.

Donald is survived by sons, Jonathan Soper and wife, Jaime, of Fall Branch, TN, and Lee Parris, of Panama City, FL; daughter, Linda Carter; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; aunts, Edna Heglar, of Kingsport and Helen Ellis, of Greeneville, TN; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Monday, October 1, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37662.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Marie F. (Peters) Fraysier Parris

KINGSPORT - Marie F. Peters Parris, 78, of Beechnut Drive, (Preston Forest), passed away on Thursday (July 13, 2006) at Brookhaven Manor Healthcare.

She was born in Scott County, Va., where she graduated from Gate City High School. She worked for a while at Murphy's Department Store in Gate City. She later lived for a short period of time on a homestead near Anchorage, Alaska. She later traveled to Japan and worked as a communications specialist for the U.S. Navy stationed in Okinawa. She then returned to Kingsport, where she worked for a short while at Kress Department Store, Oakwood Market and as a telephone operator. She later retired from Arcata Graphics as a proofreader after 27 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Fraysier; her parents, Buren and Viola Dockery Peters; and a half-sister, Margaret Lane.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert E. Parris, of the home; daughter, Patricia Rene' and husband Dr. Larry Barnthouse of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a son, Larry Fraysier and wife Arvinia of Dungannon, Va.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Lorena Hayes of Rockledge, Fla.; brother, C.B. Peters, Jr. of Ft. Blackmore; half-sisters, Ms. Pauline Rhea of Kingsport, Nancy Gillenwater and husband Fred, Jean Carter and husband David and Ella Sue Deakins and husband Lynn of Kingsport; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. J. Spurgeon McCartt officiating. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

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James Frank Parrott

KINGSPORT — James Frank Parrott, 65, passed away Sunday (Feb. 11, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Harlan, Ky. on Feb. 23, 1941, and was the son of the late Homer Parrott and Loretta Lewis Parrott. He had worked at the Kingsport Press for 12 years and was a retired electrician. Mr. Parrott attended several area churches and had taught the youth Sunday school at Manville.

He was a loving husband and loving father.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe, Sam and Mike Parrott.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Deanna Baker Parrott, of the home; daughter, Deborah Begley and husband, Ted, Kingsport;

son, David Parrott and wife, Jessica, Kingsport; daughter, Carolyn Smith and husband, Kenny, Hazard, Ky.; grandchildren, Mikayla Lockhart, Luke Lockhart, Hannah Parrott, Emma Parrott, Dwayne Parrott; three step-grandchildren, Brady, Hunter and Spencer Begley; sisters, Phyllis Parrott, Janice Parker and husband, Bruce, all of Lexington, Ky., and Debbie Venable, Dallas, Tex.; brother, John Holt, Lexington, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; several special friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Freedom Fellowship, 401 West Sullivan St., Kingsport and other times at the home of the daughter, Deborah and Ted Begley, 455 Ridgefields Rd., Apt. #6, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at the church at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Russell and Rev. Earl Cookenour officiating.

Music will be provided by Kendell Cochran and Lisa Newland.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Hall-Dingus Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. For those wishing to attend the service, please meet at the funeral home by 12 noon to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Bingham, Donnie Brickey, Ted Begley, Bill Johnson, Freddie Carter and L.C. Osborne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Baker and Authur Vance.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Marjorie Parsons

DUFFIELD, Va. — Marjorie Parsons, age 75, passed away on Feb. 10, 2009.

Marjorie was born in Northern Wisconsin on June 11, 1933, she moved to Rockford, Ill., in 1956, and after retiring in July 1992, she moved to Duffield, Va., with her husband, Cecil.

She passed away comfortably at home from an extended illness. Her heart was filled with joy, she shared glimpses of Heaven with us. We feel sorrow and joy in her passing. Special praise to our Heavenly Father in Heaven and a special thank you to Total Home Care Hospice.

Marjorie is survived by her husband Elmer Cecil Parsons, of the home; many siblings, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and other extended family members.

Calling hours will be on Monday at The Wallens Creek Covenant Church in Stickleyville, Va., from 11 to 1 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dave Coryell officiating. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee County Behavorial Health Services, Rt. 3, Box 1700, Jonesville, Va., 24263.

Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap, is in charge arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vanessa Hope "Butterfly" (Williams) Parsons

Kingsport - Vanessa "Butterfly" Hope Parsons, 52 of Ohio (formerly of Kingsport), went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in Ohio.

Vanessa was a free spirit who loved music, traveling, her family, and appreciating the little things in life.

She was preceded in death by husband Ralph Parsons; father, Elmer Williams; step-mother, Dorothy Marshall; infant brother, Walter Williams; brother, Elmer Williams, Jr.; grandparents, Hagen and Grace Williams; grandmother, Granny Pendergrass.

She is survived by her life partner Lex; daughter, and son-in-law Stephanie and Brandon Ward; son, Andrew Parsons; daughter, Angie Anderson; mother, Virginia Fick; sisters, Libby Marshall and Noreen Williams; brothers, John and Gary Williams all of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 7 pm on Monday, March 2, 2009 at Power Point Ministry, 457 Lenoir Road, Kingsport. A Memorial service will be conducted at 7 pm, with Elder Amos Bright, officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow the service.

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

From Carter-Trent (Kingsport) Funeral Home obituary.
Submitted by Don Lane

W. Marie (Wright) Parsons

(Mother from Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — W. Marie Wright Parsons, 91, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 19, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was born in Lee County, Va., (Blackwater) and lived in Kingsport for over 50 years. She retired from Athenta Sewing Factory and was a member of the West View Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Parsons; her parents, W.H. and Dora Gilliam Wright; several sisters and brothers; her special grandmother, who raised her (she called her "Ma"); grandson, Edward Arnold; great grandson, David Mann; son-in-law, Jimmy Ferrell and three daughters- in-law, Janice Parsons, Pauline Parsons and Marty Parsons.

Survivors include her daughter, Darsula Ferrell of Kingsport; three sons, Doyle Gilliam and wife, Carolyn of Kingsport, Arnold Parsons of Douglas, Ga., and Billy Ray Parsons and wife, Tracy of Kings Mountain, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Benton of Swannie, Tenn., and Joyce Ann Frazier of Bristol; three brothers, W.H. Wright, Jr. of Rye Cove, Va., Lester Wright of Bristol and Wayne Wright of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Elder Burnice Sybert and Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Parsons family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Lee (Arnold) Pate

(Mother b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT - Ruby Lee Arnold Pate , 86, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (June 12, 2005) at Brookhaven Manor Health Care following a brief illness.

Mrs. Pate was born in Kingsport where she had lived all of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Pate ; and a sister, Helen Merideth.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Gray of Mount Camel; son, Ben Pate and wife Kathy of Kingsport; grandchildren, Melissa Light, Lori Stokes and Jason Gray; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and one step-granddaughter; brothers, Paul Arnold and wife Peggy, and Steve Arnold Jr. and wife Margaret, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

At Mrs. Pate 's request, graveside services only will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Mike Stout officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities, 220 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Howard Glen Patrick

KINGSPORT — Howard Glen Patrick, 75, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday (Jan. 25, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. (Nickelsville) and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. He was a member of the Nickelsville Masonic Lodge # 173 F. & A.M., the Jericho Shrine Temple and the Bloomingdale Ruritan Club. Mr. Patrick was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church and attended Colonial Heights Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army and was with the Sullivan County Sheriffs Department as deputy for over 18 years and member of F.O.P. Howard served as Sullivan County Commissioner, District 6, from 1990 to present.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Pinkie Breeding Patrick; sister, Lois Blair; brother, Robert "Bob" Patrick; and nephew, David Fortner.

Mr. Patrick is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Pat Fuller Patrick, of the home; daughter, Ashley Ring, Kingsport; sisters, Lucille McDavid and Irene Bowen, both of Weber City; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport with the Sullivan County Sheriffs Department Honor Guard present.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bloomingdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd and Dr. Greg Burton officiating.

Eulogies will be given by Jim Dye, Judge John McClellan, Nathan Vaughn, C.S. Dockery, and Judge Phyllis Miller.

Music will be provided by Jerry Taylor, Rep. Nathan Vaughn, and Trista Ragsdale.

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

Military graveside services will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery with VFW Post 3382 and Chaplain Joe W. Byrd conducting the rites.

Pallbearers will be the present Sullivan County Commissioners; honorary pallbearers will be C.S. Dockery (best friend), Jim Dye (his fishing buddy), Judge John McClellan and his breakfast club buddies.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CASA for Kids, c/o Connie Steere, 317 Shelby St., Suite 206, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Estella (Allen) Linebaugh Meade Patrick

KINGSPORT - Estella Meade Patrick, 81, while at her residence on Tuesday ( June 1, 2004 ), went to rejoice with her loved ones who have gone before her.

Mrs. Patrick was born on April 5, 1923 to the late Willard and Bertha Allen, and had spent the majority of her life in Kingsport . She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife.

Mrs. Patrick was of the Baptist faith, and also loved to quilt and go to auctions.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Patrick was preceded in death by her previous husband, Garvey Meade; one daughter, Sharon Carrico; four sons, Joe Henry Linebaugh, Harold Linebaugh, Larry Linebaugh and Garvey Meade Jr.; three sisters, Kathleen Hammonds, Evelee Crawford and Ruth Davis; one brother, John Allen; three granddaughters and one grandson; and a stepdaughter, Sandra Patrick.

Survivors include "the apple of her eye," a great-granddaughter, Sarah Morelock; her husband, Henry Patrick; four daughters, Bernice Boyles and husband David of Grand Saline, Texas, Phyllis Morelock of Kingsport, Jeanette Starnes and husband Bill of Church Hill, and Carolyn Sexton of Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Kathleen Ramey; one stepson, Terry Patrick; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Allen and wife Agnes of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Bendick, the Wellmont nurses, and Wellmont Hospice for the devoted and loving care they gave to Estella during her illness.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Oak Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Hammonds and the Rev. Alvin Hammonds officiating.

Immediately following the services, interment will be in Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Active pallbearers will be the grandsons.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving her loving family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lawton "Cotton" Patrick

KINGSPORT - Robert Lawton (Cotton) Patrick, 62, went to be with the Lord at Holston Valley Medical Center Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2002) after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., having lived in Kingsport most of his life. He was self-employed as a horse farrier for 44 years.

He attended Arnold's Chapel Holiness Church many years ago.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Juanita Patrick; one son, Carl Lawton Patrick; his parents, William and Pinky Patrick; and one sister, Lois Patrick Blair.

Surviving are sons, Billy Joe Patrick and wife Renea, of Kingsport, David Leonard Patrick and wife Sharron, of Kingsport, Ricky Lee Patrick and wife Porshia, of Kingsport; two grandchildren; sisters, Lucille McDavid, Weber City, Va., and Irene Bowen, Gate City, Va.; brother, Howard Patrick, Kingsport; two special nephews, Randall Blair and Bobby Blair; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, and anytime at the home of the son, David Patrick, 1276 Kings Meadow Private Drive, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Larry Hall officiating.

Burial will be in the Breeding-Hartsock Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louise (Fields) Pauley

KINGSPORT — Louise Fields Pauley, 77, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at 5:15 a.m. Saturday at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.

Born in Wise County, Va., on Jan. 27, 1932, a daughter of the late Leonard and Nancy Jane Qualls Fields, she has resided in this area most of her life.

Mrs. Pauley was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She will be remembered as a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lucinda Miller and the nurses for all their care.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Helen Fields, Ray Fields, Ruth Hensley, Alma Trivette, Elmer Fields, Pauline McCoy and Paul Fields.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Leroy Pauley of the home; her children, Abby Harvey and husband, Greg of Kingsport, Bill Pauley and wife, Melissa of Bay City, Mich., Becky Morelock and husband, Brian of Kingsport; one brother, John Fields of Kingsport; special nieces and nephews; her grandchildren, Tim Pauley, Kris Pauley, Sarah Booher, Chris Harvey, Brad Morelock and wife, Ashley, Brandon Morelock, Laura Bortz, Emma Pauley and Isabella Pauley; her great-grandchildren, Brayden Pauley, Grayson Pauley, Blaine Pauley and Hayden Pauley; also her very special little dog, Lil’ Bear, who she loved very much.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel with the Rev. Billy Wayne Arrington officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Those attending the graveside services are asked to assemble at the gravesite by 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the Animal Shelter of the donor’s choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Marion Payne

KINGSPORT — Billy Marion Payne, 53, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( June 23, 2009 ) due to injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

He served in the U. S. Army and was employed by Shaw Construction Company in St. Paul , Va.

Billy was a member of Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church .

His father, Fred Meade; grandparents, Henry and Druscilla Meade and Charlie and Dorothy Simpson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Ollie Payne; son, Justin Payne; mother, Lillian Sexton; two sisters, Brenda Gillenwater and husband, Larry, Tessa McCarty and husband, Kevin; three brothers, Elmer Payne and wife, Jannie, Michael Payne and wife, Sonja, Ed Meade and wife, Karen; step-sister, Suzie Dean and husband, Jr.; stepson, Josh Butterfield and wife, Angel; two granddaughters, Jo-Jo and Sunshine; brothers-in-law, Donnie Gentry , Marvin Gentry and wife, Sally, and Bobby Gentry; sister-in-law, Brenda Wethering and husband, Bill. Billy is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and anytime at the home of his mother, Lillian Sexton.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Aaron Edens, the Rev. Garry Hood and the Rev. Bob Yates officiating.

Music will be provided by Ed and Joyce Mclain.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #3/265.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Jones, Josh McCarty, Chris McCarty, E.J. Meade, Lee Grissom, and Jim Price.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Norris, Chuck Coomer, Tommy Simpson, Steve Simpson, Gary Surcey, Donnie Gentry, Bobby Gentry, Chucky Brummitt and Don Meade.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Billy Marion Payne.

Kingsport Times-News
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Burlie Ardin "Ed" Payne

KINGSPORT - Burlie "Ed" Payne, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Burlie was born in Blackwater, Va., however he spent the majority of his life in the Kingsport area. He was a veteran of World War II with the Army Air Corp and he served in both Burma and India. Following World War II, Burlie remained in the Kingsport Air Reserve Unit as a master sergeant and he was called up to serve two years in the Korean War. He again returned to the Kingsport Air Reserve Unit following the Korean War.

Burlie was employed at Tennessee Eastman for 40 years in the S&M Division as an electrician. He also taught in the electrical apprenticeship program at Eastman. He was an active cattle farmer raising Angus beef cattle. Burlie and his wife, Francis, were campers and had camped in most of the 48 states. He enjoyed boating and water skiing until the age of 72. Burlie was an avid ballroom dancer up until his death and he was a member of the Pandora Dance Club and the King and Queens Round Dance Club.

After retiring, Burlie and his wife traveled all over the world. He was well-liked by everyone, and he never met a stranger.

He attended First Broad Street United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and the VFW #3382.

Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his wife, Francis C. Payne; an infant daughter, Susan Elizabeth Payne; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Payne; and three sisters, Grace Burchette, Doris Hale and Rachel Bledsoe.

Surviving are two sons, Terry Payne and wife Margaret of Kingsport and William "Bill'' Payne and wife Joan of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Rosemary Bowery and husband V.E. of Kingsport; two brothers, Enoch Payne of Kingsport and Ronald Payne and wife Lois of Chicago, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a very special thanks to the staff of Preston Place, the nurses at Wellmont, and to Dr. Jeff Vaughn for the wonderful care they gave to Mr. Payne during his illness.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park with military honors being performed by the VFW #3382 Color Guard.

Pallbearers will be V.E. Bowery, Leon Stratton, Wayne Burchette, Richard Burchette, Wayne Little Jr., and Greg Little.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Payne's honor to the VFW #3382 Color Guard, c/o Ernest Hooven, 721 Unionhill St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
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Kimberly (McDavid) Payne

KINGSPORT — Kimberly McDavid Payne, 53, passed away on Tuesday, (July 5, 2011).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Ray McDavid Sr. and Della Sue Musick McDavid.

She is survived by two brothers, Walter Ray McDavid Jr. of Mt. Carmel, Tenn., and Brian Scott McDavid and wife, Ramona of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters, Valeria Jane Calhoun of Kingsport, and Lori Ann McDavid of Knoxville, Tenn.; two nieces, Sarah Calhoun of Kingsport and Jennifer Mc-David of Knoxville, Tenn.; and one nephew, Adam McDavid of Kalamazoo, Mich.

A memorial service was held at Speers Ferry Church with Rev. Johnny Duncan, officiating on Saturday, July 16, 2011.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl M. (Frazier) Payne

SALEM , Va. - Ms. Pearl Frazier Payne, 94, passed away Friday ( Sept. 27, 2002 ) at the Richfield Nursing Center in Salem , Va.

She was a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap, Va. , but had resided in Salem , Va. for the last six years. She retired from Pet Dairy after 30 years.

She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. Payne; her mother and father, Henry and Julia Frazier; three brothers, Elmo, Claude, and Amos Frazier of Kingsport.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and McCoy Garrison of Salem, Va.; her three grandchildren, Daniel M. Garrison, C. Steven Garrison, and Kathy Spark of Salem, Va.; her two great-grandchildren, Aaron C. Kelderhouse of Roanoke, Va., and Sarah M. Kelderhouse of Salem, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Dot Frazier; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Clarence Clawson, sister, Minnie Cox of Kingsport and sister-in-law, Maxie Masters of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Greg Townsend and the Rev. Allen Collier officiating.

Interment will follow in Glencoe Cemetery .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Virginia (Carbaugh) Payne

Frances C. Payne , Kingsport, died at 5:34 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 16, 1999) after a brief illness.

She was born in Johnson City and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1948. Mrs. Payne retired from the Kingsport City School System in 1980 as a music teacher at Washington Elementary School after 26 years of service. She was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and the Kingsport Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Burlie (Ed) Payne , of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Margaret Payne , Kingsport and William (Bill) and Joan Payne , Frankfort, N.Y.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe-d DowlingSoka officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsport Education Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Kingsport City Schools Central Office, E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Payne

GREENEVILLE — Ralph Payne, 81, died Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2008) at Takoma Regional Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1927, he retired from C&E Minerals of Greeneville. He was of the Baptist faith. Ralph loved talking to and meeting people from all walks of life and never knew a stranger. He was a kind hearted person and never turning any one away that needed help. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, M.A. and Stella Ball Payne; sisters, Gracey Lee Payne and Sarah Mae Barkley; brothers, Harley Howard Payne and Curtis Payne.

Surviving are his sisters, Ruth Beaman of Kingsport, Josephine Taylor of Memphis (formerly of Johnson City), Pauline White of Union Temple; brother, Lonzo Payne of Greeneville; special friend and caregiver, Diane Price of Greeneville and Tosha Ricker, who was much like a granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmie Rogers officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Dale Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dean Payne, Gary White, Jeff Hawk, Kenneth Payne, Roger Beaman, Kenneth Freshour and Cameron Spradlin.

Honorary pallbearers will the staff of Life Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Submitted by Don Lane

William Robert "Bill" Payne

WILMINGTON, N.C. — William (Bill) R. Payne, a Past Commander of the Cape Fear Power Squadron, died unexpectedly on April 20, 2008, while on a boating cruise with many of his fellow Power Squadron members.

Bill was born on March 30, 1953 in Kingsport to Frances Carbaugh Payne of Johnson City and Burlie Ardin Payne of Scott County, Va.

He is survived by wife, Joan Payne; son, Nicholas Suggs; and brother, Terry Payne. Bill and other teammates were honored in the fall of 2007 for their contribution to the Dobyns-Bennett High School basketball program. He attended the College of Charleston on a full basketball scholarship, graduating in 1975. He was a valued supporter of the college and was a major contributor to the college’s alumni association. Bill was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Wilmington, N.C. Bill, as he was known to his friends, was a 25-year member of the U.S. Power Squadrons, beginning that association in Tennessee, and continued when he moved to North Carolina. He was committed to the goals of the squadron and actively participated in all parts of the squadron activities, and he will be missed by all of those who knew him.

Bill was an individual with many talents, which he shared generously at the local, state and national United States Power Squadron levels. Bill progressed through various assignments within the Cape Fear Squadron to become administrative officer, executive officer and then commander in 2004. He achieved the Educational Proficiency Award in 2002. He was a gifted instructor and trained other instructors. He participated in teaching the Public Boating course, plus several other courses and seminars at the squadron and state level. He was co-editor of the Cape Fear Foghorn, the squadron monthly newsletter, where he was instrumental in making the publication a perpetual national award winner. He was especially adept at guiding and helping new officers and members in the squadron and he was routinely sought out for his advice and counseling. He performed at the national level as part of the Cape Fear Foghorn conch shell band when they were requested to perform for two consecutive years by the National Commander, who was from N.C. Bill had talents with words, graphics, organizing, boating, charting, conch shell blowing, etc. and he shared his many talents with all those about him, especially the Cape Fear Power Squadron. He was always present at meetings and outings, and contributed significantly to each function. He recognized when there was a need and made sure it was covered.

He and his wife, Joan named their boat "Luv Ya, Mean It". It was a fitting statement of the love they showed for others. Bill will be remembered for touching the hearts of many people throughout his life time.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Coble Ward-Smith, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, N.C.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the William R. (Bill) Payne Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Dobyns-Bennett High School, 1800 Legion Dr., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Worley J. Payne

BLACKWATER -- Worley J. Payne, 68, of Rt. 1, Blackwater, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital early Friday morning [ 8/9/1966 ] after a lingering illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a retired electrician.

He is survived by his wife, Cannie Bowen Payne; five sons, Sidney and Billy, both of Dayton, Ohio; Dan Payne of Blackwater; Bethel and Conney Payne, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Enoch Payne of Kingsport and William (Bill) Payne of Blackwater, and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, August 9, 1968)

Kingsport Times

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Bueford Dewayne Peak

Bueford D. Peak, 47, of Hudson, N.C., died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Dayton, Ohio to Ruby Gibson and the late Walter Scott Peak. He was a self-employed, independent truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie L. Peak of Hudson, N.C.; his mother, Ruby Gibson of Michigan; two daughters, Pamela Sue Peak and Nicki Netzel both of North Carolina; four brothers, Gilmore Peak, Anthony Gibson, Troy Ray Gibson and Glen Peak; three sisters, Pam Belcher, Virginia Fallin and Carolyn Gamble; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 from the Clintwood Funeral Home chapel with Minister Joe Glenn Sluss officiating. Burial followed in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers were Darrel Stanley, Max Phipps, Charles Mullins, Dwayne Stanley, Gilmer Peak, Anthony Gibson, Rick Peak and John Mullins.

Clintwood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The Dickenson Star - Dickenson Co, VA

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Sam Bennett Peake

Sam Bennett Peake, 86, Knoxville, died 27 Oct 1995 . Was member of Central United Methodist Church . Was a retired instrument mechanic at Y-12 (Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge , Tn. )

Survived by wife, Virginia Peters Peake; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Nancy Peake of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jabette Peake Carlson of Knoxville, Ronnie Peake of Atlanta, Jon Williams of Seminole, Tx, Allen White of Charleston, SC, and Linda Kochel of Ephrata, Pa; 7 gr-gr ch; brother, W. H. Peake; sisters, Jessie  Wallace, Kathleen Peake, and Dorothy Wrenn.

Interment in Lynhurst Cemetery .

(From obituary in 'Knoxville News-Sentinel' of Oct 28, 1995)

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Virgie Elizabeth (Peters) Peake

PEAKE, VIRGIE ELIZABETH PETERS - age 92 was born May 19, 1916 in Gate City, Virginia and died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church , United Methodist Women and Church Women United. In 1985, after 37 years of service, she retired as Vice President of Administration from Power Equipment Company. Virgie loved traveling the world, gardening and preserving the heritage and archives of her church. Most importantly she was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend to her large extended family. Virgie was preceded in death by husband, Samuel Peake; parents, Pridemore and Myrtle Peters; brother, Ralph Peters, and sisters, Edith Livingston and Lena Compton. Survivors include son, Ronald Peake and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Jabette and Jack Carlson, Ronnie and Julie Peake, Jan and Rob Williams, Linda Kochel, Allen White; great-grandchildren, Kathleen and Jeanette Carlson, Riley Peake, Matthew, Jonathon, and Luke Williams, Mark and David Root; nephew, Bill Peters and wife Vonnie; nieces, Patricia Peters, Mary Edwards and husband Brian. There will be a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Central United Methodist Church . Family and friends will meet at 2:15 Sunday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an interment service with Reverend Bruce Gaylon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church . 201 E. Third Ave. , Knoxville , TN 37917 or Gideons International. P.O. Box 5911 , Knoxville , TN 37928 . The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church . Funeral Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from April 30 to May 2, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel
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Walter Scott Peak

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Walter Scott Peak, 67, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Jan. 20, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Scott County, Va. on March 10, 1932, he was the son of the late Emmett Monroe and Lillie Melinda Begley Peak. He had been a Christian since 1967.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Elaine Peak in 1968; one sister, Claudia Peak in 1930; and one brother, Cecil Peak in 1936.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Robinson Peak, of the home; three daughters, Pamela Belcher, Browstown Township, Mich., Carolyn Peak and Virginia Falin, both of Duffield, Va.; three sons, Gilmore Peak, Hillsdale, Mich., Bueford Peak, Hudson, N.C., and Glen Peak, Clinchport, Va.; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Lane, Duffield, Va., and Dorothy Cottingim, Camden, Ohio; four brothers, Garnie Peak, Lebanon, Ohio, Lyda Pal Peak and Norman Peak, both of Camden, Ohio and Gene Peak, Waynesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Ricky Mann and the Rev. Gene Peak officiating.
Music will be provided by Gene and Brenda Peak and Dorothy Hicks.
Burial will be in the Laney Cemetery on High Knob Mountain.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

     Echol Edgar Pearcy

GATE CITY -- Echol Edgar Pearcy, 63, Route 5, Gate City, East Carter's Valley, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday (Aug. 21, 1989) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, he had lived most of his life in the Kingsport area.  He was retired from Brendle's Inc. and was a member of Riverside Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are wife, Willa Dean Thomas Lane Pearcy, Gate City; three daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Margaret) Crawford, Mrs. Claude (Glenda) Miller, and Miss Kathy Pearcy, all of Kingsport; three sons, Bud Pearcy, Dennis Mike Pearcy, and Tracy Pearcy, all of Kingsport; one stepdaugh­ter, Mrs. Jerry (Tammy) Quillen, Kingsport; two stepsons, Larry Lane, Three Rivers, Mich., Ken­neth Lane, Kingsport; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Ollie Christian, Kingsport, Mrs. Mary Ann Cobb, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Kelly Vernie Grizzle and Mrs. Delia Hood, both of Clinchport, Va., Mrs Ethel Qualls, Indianapolis, Ind.; one brother, Elmer Pearcy, Ciinchport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence, Route 5, East Car­ter's Valley.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl R. Bowser and the Rev. Marion Davis officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Harold “Bud” Pearcy

Harold “Bud” Pearcy, 65, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon, January 22, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

He lived in Kingsport his entire life, retiring from Domtar in April 2011. Bud loved his family very much and would do anything for them. He loved going on trips with his wife and watching his grandchildren play sports. Bud was a caring and generous man and had many friends.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Echol and Teeny Pearcy; sisters, Margaret Crawford and Glenda Miller.

Bud leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 31 years, Sandy Pearcy, of the home; daughters, Heather Doub and son-in-law, Chad, Amy Woodall and son-in-law, Mark; sons, Curt Arnold and daughter-in-law, Christy and Clint Arnold; grandchildren, Emily and Rachel Doub, Autumn and Alex Murdock, Cheyenne and Brooklyn Woodall, Chase and Christian Arnold, Will White and Brandon Arnold; sister, Kathy White and special brother-in-law, Charlie; brothers, Mike Pearcy and special sister-in-law, Shirley and Tracy Pearcy; mother-in-law, Anna Lee Rasnick; special brother-in-law, Glenn Crawford and several other brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Per Bud’s wishes, a graveside service will be held 11 am Tuesday January 24, 2012 at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Joe Barber officiating. Music will be provided by Igeary Pearcy. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 am.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Kingsley Kids, c/o Kingsley United Methodist Church, 2828 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, TN, 37660 or Sullivan North Athletic Program, 2533 John B. Dennis by Pass, Kingsport, TN, 37660.

The family would like to extend a special thank you for the prayers, visits, phone calls, cards and food received during Bud’s illness, and also thank you to Rochelle and Stephanie.

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

(Scott Co paternal ancestral families – Pearcy, Rhoton, Hood, Lane)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ima Jean (Frazier) Pearcy

GATE CITY, Va. - Ima Jean Frazier, 67, entered into rest on Saturday (August 5, 2006) at her residence.

She loved to cook, play bingo and enjoyed outdoor living.

She was born November 5, 1938 in Scott County, Va. to the late Lawrence Lee Frazier and Bower Renda Frazier.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack G. Pearcy, Sr.; three sisters, Maggie Tipton, Willie Ruth Quillen, Geneva Deaver; one brother, Henry Frazier.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Renda Faye Keith and Johna Kay and Josh Lane; sons and daughters-in-law, William Lee (Bill) and Barbara Pearcy, Jack and Bonnie Pearcy; step-children and spouses, Johnny and Beverly Sturgill, Jimmy and Judy Pearcy, Kenny and Christy Pearcy, Kristy and Don Lane, Debra and Buddy Tate, Patty and Ray Hutchins, Sheila and Jeff Ball, Barbara and Bill Long; sisters, Mary Dell Tunnel, Shirley and Howard Oaks, Allie Fair and Ernest Blair, twin sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Cliff Catron; grandchildren, Jody Ray Pearcy, Michael Pearcy, Derrick Keith, Craig Keith, Brian Osborne, Dakota Pearcy, Tess Lane, Kayla Pearcy, Amber Pearcy; great grandchildren, Logan Pearcy, Katie Pearcy and Haliey Grace Keith; several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many friends and family which she held dearly.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Mike Fields and John Hackney officiating.

Music will be provided by Amber and Kayla Pearcy and Bob Smallwood.

Burial will follow the service at the Pearcy Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Jerry Broadwater, Cleveland Tipton, Bo Taylor, Earnest Blair, Cliff Catron, David Caldwell and Howard Oaks will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Gate City Funeral Home P.O. Box 427, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John A. “Bud” Pearcy

Blackwater, Va. - (Spl.) - Funeral services for J. A. (Bud) Pearcy, 82, who died Monday [3/12/1951] at his home here, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller's Chapel. The Rev. Billy Barnette and the Rev. Alex Willis will officiate. Burial will be in the Pearcy family cemetery near Pattonsville, Va.

Survivors include: his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Mae Roller, Blackwater; four sons, W. H. Pearcy and K. E. Pearcy, Duffield, Amos J. Pearcy, Big Stone Gap, and Omar L. Pearcy, Dayton, Ohio; his mother [Wife, not mother], Mrs. Elizabeth Horton Pearcy; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Hood, Duffield, Va., and Mrs. S. S. Robinette, Big Stone Gap, Va.; a third sister living in the state of Washington; 14 grandchildren.

(THE KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, March 15, 1951)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Kenneth E. “Peanut” Pearcy Sr.

K. E. (Peanut) Pearcy, Sr., 95, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon (August 7, 2012) at Signature Healthcare in Rogersville.

Mr. Pearcy was born July 6, 1917 in Scott County to the late John and Elizabeth Horton Pearcy and was a lifelong resident of Duffield. He married the late Marjorie Hopkins on January 31, 1942. K. E. was former owner/operator of Pearcy’s Grocery Store along with being a lifelong farmer. He served in various roles within Scott County, including Deputy Sheriff, Board of Supervisors, Farm Bureau Insurance Board, Water and Sewer Board, Lenowisco Planning Board, and the Welfare Board. Mr. Pearcy was elected as Scott County’s first Supervisor-at-Large in 1968. He was an avid supporter of the Republican Party, he was a Mason, and was a member of Roller’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Pearl Mae Pearcy Roller; brothers, William, Amos, and Omar Pearcy.

Kenneth Pearcy is survived by his son, Eddie Pearcy and wife, Vicki (Duffield, VA); a daughter, Judy Eldridge and husband, John (Jay) (Rogersville, TN); granddaughter, Jonette Cavin and husband, Reggie (Rogersville, TN); grandsons, Adam Pearcy and Brian Pearcy (Duffield, VA); great granddaughter, Kayla Cavin (Rogersville, TN) along with several nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.

The family would like to thank all the employees at Signature Healthcare for their loving care during Dad’s stay.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (August 11, 2012) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the son in Duffield.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday (August 11, 2012) at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood, Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, and Pastor Steve McKinney officiating. Music will be provided by Igeary and Jerald Pearcy.

A graveside service will follow the funeral on Saturday (August 11, 2012) at Pearcy Family Cemetery with Adam Pearcy, Brian Pearcy, Kyle Pearcy, Bill Pearcy, and Reggie Cavin serving as pallbearers.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Jane (Steffey) Pearcy

Lois Jane Steffey Pearcy, 69, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Pearcy was born on May 24, 1942 in Kingsport, Tennessee (Sullivan Co.) to the late Alfred and Verna Gott Steffey. Mrs. Pearcy was a devoted homemaker, caring wife, and loving mother. She attended Mtn. View Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother A.D. Steffey Jr.; sister, Helen June Steffey and two special friends, Juanita Mooney and Brenda King.

Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Igeary Pearcy of the home; two sons, Gary Lynn Pearcy & wife, Angela of Kingsport and Barry Glen Pearcy & wife, Sherry of Mt. Carmel; five grandchildren, Amber Linkous & husband Steve, Ethan Pearcy, Eric Pearcy, Hannah Pearcy and Cierra Pearcy; a great granddaughter, Paige Linkous; two sisters, Betty Ewing of Kingsport and Patsy Cable of Elizabethton; three brothers, Earnest Steffey of Blountville, Lynn Steffey and Mike Steffey both of Kingsport; special friends, Shirley Neeley, Brenda Parker and Linda Cimino.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Earnest Steffey, officiating. A eulogy will be given by Linda Cimino. Music will be provided by Eddie & Susie Smith, Hunter Patterson and Marsh Pearcy Jr.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Marsh Pearcy, Jr., Steve Linkous, Ethan Pearcy, Eric Pearcy and her family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to, Dr. David Franzus and Caris Healthcare (Donna, August, Whitney and Tim) for the wonderful care provided to Mrs. Pearcy.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Marsh Linkous Pearcy Sr.

KINGSPORT — Marsh Linkous Pearcy, Sr., 74 of Kingsport passed away Friday ( Feb. 4, 2011 ).

Marsh was a long time employee of the AFG Glass Plant. He enjoyed playing music and going to gospel singings. Marsh attended Barton’s Chapel Church and Highland Freewill Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Andrew Pearcy and Maggie Missouri Southerland Pearcy; sisters, Judy Bell Harrel and Gaynell Bachman.

He is survived by his son, Marsh Pearcy, Jr. (J.R.) and girlfriend, Deborah of Kingsport; his brothers, Jearl Pearcy (Clara) of Church Hill and Igeary Pearcy (Lois) of Church Hill; a special friend Edlis Bledsoe; his special grand dog, Maggie.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street , Kingsport .

A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park .

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Barton’s Chapel Church and Highland Freewill Baptist.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willa Dean (Thomas) Lane Pearcy

GATE CITY, Va. - Willa Dean Pearcy, 75, 312 First St., went to be with the Lord Friday (April 21, 2000) in Holston Valley Medical Center after a short illness.

She was retired from Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Pearcy was a very active member of Living Waters Free Will Baptist Church where she was church secretary and clerk.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Raymond Edward and Mae Alice Thomas; her first husband, Jethrow William Lane; and second husband, Echol Edgar Pearcy.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Tammy) Quillin, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Lee and Jannie Lane, Kingsport and Larry William and Patty Lane, Three Rivers, Mich.; stepson, Clayton Lane; four grandchildren, Justin Lane, Shanda Lane, Laura Quillen and Joshua Quillen; one sister, June Hashbarger, Clinton, Tenn.; one brother, J.E. Thomas, Fort Worth, Texas; two half-sisters, Judy Stevens, Danville, Va. and Gwen Ferguson, Clinton, Tenn.; a half-brother, Eddie Thomas, Clyde, N.C.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Glen (Margaret) Crawford, Mrs. Claude (Glenda) Miller and Mrs. Charles (Cathy) White, all of Kingsport; three stepsons, Bud Pearcy, Mike Pearcy and Tracy Pearcy, all of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Living Waters Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Hicks officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Fred Pearcy

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — William Fred Pearcy, 77, passed away Sunday (March 8, 2009) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was the former owner of Pearcy’s Alignment Shop which was located in Appalachia for several decades. He was chief electrician for Westmoreland Coal Company and had worked for several auto dealerships in Wise and Scott Counties and in Cape Canaveral Fla. He had many hobbies including, knife making, woodworking, preparing race cars and many other activities at which he was capable and skilled, and he had attained his private pilot’s license.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alabama Pearcy; a sister, Signal Turner; and a granddaughter, Cindy Pearcy.

He is survived by his wife, Velvie Ann Pearcy; son, Fred Pearcy and wife, Vickie; two daughters, Ericka Hollyfield and husband, Mark, Nancy Neely and fiancée, Dale Brooks; three grandchildren, Brian and Dena Neely, Jonathan Hollyfield and fiancé, Amy Vandyke, Ryan Pearcy; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Neely, Markus Hollyfield; three sisters, Faye Powers, Naomi Shelton, Patty Bledsoe and husband, June; two brothers, Ralph Pearcy and wife, Bernice, Harley Pearcy and wife, Brenda; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlotte (Vicars) Peavler

GRAY — Charlotte Vicars Peavler, 59, of Gray, was called home Tuesday evening ( March 29, 2011 ), at her home following a brief illness.

Charlotte was born in Kingsport where she resided prior to moving to Gray in 2003. She was a member of Gray Station Baptist Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, John Peavler of Gray; daughter, Wendy Hope and husband, Steven of Crown Point, Ind.; son, Justin Peavler and wife, Rachel, of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Blake, McKenzie, Cadence; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Lee and Julia Thornburg Vicars; two sisters, Carolyn Gilreath of Blountville; Sandra Galloway of Kingsport; four brothers, Norman Vicars, Jerry Vicars and wife, Sarah, David Vicars, all of Kingsport, and Timothy Vicars and wife, Penny, of Fall Branch.

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

The service will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Arden Taylor and Pastor Gary Eads officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Charlotte Vicars Peavler.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

William A. "Bill" Peavler

March 25, 1929 - February 27, 2014

William A. (Bill) Peavler, 84, Kingsport, peacefully left this earthly existence on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Bill was born on March 25, 1929, in Kingsport, Tennessee, and was a life-long resident of this city.

Bill graduated from Blountville High School. He then entered the U.S. Navy where he served as offshore support during the Korean War. During his enlistment he travelled all over the world visiting many port cities. He was considering re-enlistment when he met the love of his life, Barbara Feagins whom he married after a brief courtship.

He worked briefly for the Kingsport Fire Department before being employed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He worked as a communications officer, a driver’s license issuer, and a traffic patrolman. After mandatory state retirement at age 55, Bill and a fellow officer successfully challenged the legality of the official state retirement age and were reinstated opening the door for all future Tennessee patrolmen to remain employed after age 55. Bill finally retired with the rank of sergeant a few years later.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kingsport. He was also a member of the American Association of State Troopers, the American Legion, and Loyal Order of Moose.

Bill really enjoyed the company of friends. He and Barbara were members of dance clubs over the years and attended many functions associated with Barbara’s work and community involvement. They travelled extensively throughout the United States and vacationed outside the U.S. on a few occasions. Bill’s favorite vacation spot was Daytona Beach where he and Barbara had a yearly rendezvous with cherished friends and family. He also enjoyed meeting friends daily for breakfast at a local restaurant to discuss the issues of the day and enjoy each other’s company. Most of all Bill enjoyed the comforts of home that he enjoyed with Barbara.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Feagins Peavler (July 2012); his parents, Verlin A. and Nannie Peavler; and his brother, Dewey Peavler.

Bill is survived by his son, Michael and his wife Terilee Peavler, Jonesborough, TN; grandchildren, Cheyenne Peavler, Jonesborough, and Eli Peavler, Nashville, TN; and Barbara’s brothers and sisters who shared many memories with Bill over the years.

The family will hold a memorial service for Bill at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church (100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport) with The Rev. Dr. David Cagle officiating. Visitation will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers the family would prefer that memorial contributions be made to individuals in need, or the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s disease), 301 Louis St., Kingsport, TN 37660, or a charity of personal choice.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac Lyhue “Ike” Pendleton

KINGSPORT - Isaac (Ike) L. Pendleton, 81, passed away Monday (Nov. 19, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in the Manville community of Scott County, Va., on April 11, 1920. He was the son of the late Robert Patton Pendleton and Sarah Ervin Pendleton.

Mr. Pendleton was owner of Pendleton's Grocery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy June Williams Pendleton; sisters, Myrtle P. Pierson, Edith P. Grimm, Margaret Pendleton, Madge Pendleton; brothers, Sol, Hayden, Bill and Lloyd Pendleton.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Phyllis and Bill Quillen, of Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Steve and Lois Pendleton, of Gray, Keith Ike Pendleton, Kenneth Mike and Barbara Pendleton, all of Kingsport (Bloomingdale community); grandchildren, Jason, Matt, Kevin, Kristy, Brian and Tiffany Pendleton; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jason Pendleton; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a son, Mike Pendleton, 3348 Grandview Dr., Kingsport.

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

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

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

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ken Russell, Ralph King and Ray Henard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kingsley United Methodist Church, 2828 Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James (Jim) Pendleton

KINGSPORT —  James  (Jim)  Pendleton , 84, beloved husband and dad, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2009 following a brief illness.

He was born on June 21, 1925, in Manville, Va. and graduated from Midway High School. He had resided in Kingsport since 1962.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman and fought in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge and in the Korean War. He served in Japan as the country was rebuilt. While stationed in Europe he played as a forward/ center on a traveling basketball team that only lost two times in three years. He was honorably discharged in 1952 obtaining the rank of Corporal.

He was a 50 year member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3. He was a former member of United Commercial Travelers, North Kingsport Volunteer Fire Department, a founding member of the AABC Sullivan County Baseball League and was a life member of the Lynn Garden Optimist Club and served as President and Lieutenant Governor. He was Optimist of the year in 1977, 1978 and 1980. He received numerous community service awards from local schools, the Optimist Club and recreational leagues. He served as a coach and mentor to thousands of children in the Lynn Garden community.

He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1986 after 33 years service. He was elected Constable of the 12th Civil District of Sullivan County in August of 1986 and retired in 2008 with 22 years service.

He was an avid basketball fan, who along with Charlie Bill Phillips traveled the area in search of the best games and players. He attended thousands of basketball games over the years traveling as far as Nampa, Idaho, in the late 1990s. He was a huge supporter of his son, Coach Mark  Pendleton  and the Sullivan South Rebels and his grandson Caleb who plays for Volunteer. He was a huge supporter of King College basketball and the Kingsport Mets.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret and father, Hayden; his sisters, Aurora Monroe, Gertie Lee  Pendleton , Madeline Davis, Hazel Stallard and Ona White; brothers, Lawrence, Joe and Bill; several nieces and nephews and a very special friend Charlie Bill Phillips.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Beulah Flanary  Pendleton ; daughters, Kathy P. Williams and husband, Paul, Gail D. Christian and husband, Jeff; sons, Mike  Pendleton  and friend, Michele Atwood, Mark  Pendleton  and wife, Jana; grandchildren, Chandra Williams Kraus and husband, Tim, Matthew  Pendleton  and wife, Bobbi, Colby Williams, Caleb, Creed and Cason Christian, Marleigh, Max and Caleigh  Pendleton ; several nieces and nephews and a very special friend Delano Davis.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Higher Ground Baptist Church, Kingsport or anytime at the family residence at 420 Roan Street in Kingsport.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Jerry Musick and Pastor Ralph Owens officiating.

Music will be provided by his grandson Colby Williams.

Entombment services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Mausoleum with the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee Army National Guard providing the military honors.

The family will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home to go in procession to the Mausoleum.

Serving as pallbearers are Colby Williams, Mathew  Pendleton , Jeff Christian, Caleb Christian, Delano Davis, Leroy Davis and Travis Mains.

Honorary pallbearers are Paul Williams, George Boyd, Jim Pat Davis, the breakfast bunch at Dairy Queen and the lunch bunch at Lynn Garden Restaurant.

Special thanks to his doctors, Dr. Delwadia, Dr. Wyker, Dr. DeSilva, Dr. May and Dr. Rebecca Austin and staff and Dr. Lisa Shockley. Also special thanks to the officers and staffs of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Kingsport City Police Department.

Very special thanks to his friends and neighbors J. B., Joyce and Harley Albright and Charles and Andy Hickman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sullivan South High School Basketball program, 1236 Moreland Drive, Kingsport, Tenn., 37664.

Online condolences may be made to the family of  James  (Jim)  Pendleton  at cfhwc@earthlink.net.

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

Kingsport Times-News, 4 July 2009

John Clifford Pendergrass

KINGSPORT — John Clifford Pendergrass, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Dec. 28, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and retired from Holston Valley Medical Center. John was a member of Muddy Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Pendergrass; his parents, Walter and Northa Napier Pendergrass; one sister; two brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Sexton Pendergrass of the home; sons, Edward Pendergrass and Danny Pendergrass, both of Kingsport, David Pendergrass and wife, Cindy of Portsmouth, Va.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen, Pauline and Rita; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gene Hammond officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gunnings Cemetery, Blountville. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marion Jayne (Boatright) Pendleton

Gate City, VA - Marion Jayne Boatright Pendleton, 89, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, December 16, 2013 at Crown Cypress Assisted Living, Kingsport, TN.

Mrs. Pendleton was born in Scott County, VA on December 20, 1923 to the late Hoyt and Ena Boatright.

She was active in many church activities, including the Women's Missionary Union, Clinch Valley Baptist Association and others, as well as DAR and NARFE.

In addition to her parents, her husband, C.S. Pendleton, Jr. and twin daughters, Susan and Nataleen Pendleton preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Ron Pendleton, Kingsport, TN, Pete Pendleton and wife, Debbie, Gate City, VA, Chuck Pendleton, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Samantha Jo Pendleton, Johnson City, TN and Westley Miles Pendleton, Gate City, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5 -7 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013 at The First Baptist Church, Gate City, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. at the Church with Rev. Andy Barnes and Rev. Jeff Deboard officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Friends of the church will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Marion Boatright Pendleton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Northa Bell Verda (Napier) Pendergrass

KINGSPORT - Northa Bell Napier "Granny" Pendergrass, of 2153 Steadman Street, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Hawkins County (Church Hill) and had lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Poplar Grove Primitive Baptist Church and attended Salvation Army Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Walter Pendergrass; one son, Ray Pendergrass; one daughter, Dorothy Marshall; two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a special daughter-in-law, Lorraine Necessary; and son-in-law, John D. Davis Sr.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Pendergrass, Kingsport, Pauline Davis, Sarasota, Fla., and Rita Herndon, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter Pendergrass Jr. and wife Eva, Kingsport, and John Clifford Pendergrass and wife Nancy, Kingsport; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with the Rev. Roy Pendergrass, Elder Oscar Ervin and Capt. Steve Terry officiating.

Music will be provided by Capt. Terry.

Burial will be at Gunnings Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Walter M. Pendergrass Jr.

(Following group of Pendergrass family are Wolfe and Bellamy Scott Co descendants through Northa (Napier) Pendergrass..)

KINGSPORT - Walter M. Pendergrass Jr., 73, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 1, 2006) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 29, 1932. Walter was the son of the late Walter and Northa Pendergrass. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Walter was an automobile mechanic, retiring from Free Service Tire Company in 1997 after more than 40 years of service. Most of all, he was a loving husband and father. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Pendergrass; and a sister, Dorothy Marshall.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Eva McMurray Pendergrass, whom he married on November 20, 1957; two sons, Michael Pendergrass and Alan Pendergrass, both of Kingsport; one brother, John C. Pendergrass and wife, Nancy of Blountville; three sisters, Helen Pendergrass of Kingsport, Rita Herndon and Pauline Davis, of Sarasota, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Clarence McMurray, Don McMurray and wife, Nancy, and Wedford Marshall; sister-in-law, Iva Arrington and husband, Jim, all of Kingsport; several cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

The family greatly appreciates all the doctors, nurses, caregivers and staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport Hematology-Oncology Associates, and Adventa Hospice.

Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today with Pastor Richard Kelly and Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Pendergrass' memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta Ga. 30368-2454.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Walter M. Pendergrass.

Kingsport Times-News
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Agnes Marie (Baird) Rochelle Pendleton

Agnes Marie Baird Rochelle Pendleton died March 3, 2007 at Morningview Transitional Care, Maryville, TN. She was born to Laduska and James Dallas Baird on March 14th, 1918. She graduated from Randolph County High School in Roanoke , Alabama and then moved to Atlanta , Ga. to attend beauty school. Agnes met and married John Hart Rochelle a pharmacist in Atlanta . They had two children a daughter, Glenn Marie and a son, John Hurt Jr. (Rocky). They moved from Atlanta to the Stone Mountain Community in Clarkston , Ga where they resided for 8 years. She was very involved in the Clarkston Methodist Church . Widowed in 1956, Agnes met and married John Emerson Pendleton Sr. and moved to Fountain City in 1960. They resided on Tazwell Pike in Knoxville , Tn and attended Fountain City United Methodist Church . After John’s death in 1988, Agnes moved to Maryville , residing in the Jamestown condominiums for 14 years. She later moved to the Morningview Village Assisted Living where she lived for almost 4 years. She was of Maryville First United Methodist Church and an active member of the Shields Sunday School Class. Agnes was preceded in death by parents, Sarah Laduska Swan and James Dallas Baird, 2 sisters; Elizabeth Baird Gardner Vinson of Birmingham, Al and Roanoke, Al, and Susan Baird Huckaby of Knoxville, TN and Charlotte, NC. Survived by daughter, Glenn Marie Rochelle Hofmann and son-in-law Kenneth M. Hoffman of Norcross, Ga. and son, John Hurt (Rocky) Rochelle and daughter-in-law, Julie Bramblett Rochelle of Alcoa, Tn; grandchildren, Katy Rochelle Jett and husband William Craig Jett of Powell, TN, James Thomas Rochelle and wife Jean Patton Rochelle of Wapakoneta, OH, Marie Hofmann Seals Bauer of Hilton Head, SC, and Mary Beth Hofmann Slepsky and husband Jon Carl Slepsky of Roswell, GA; seven great-grandchildren Ryan Seals, Cody and Dalton Jett, Tyler and Rebecca Rochelle, Natalie and Emily Slepsky; sister, Hortense (Toni) Baird Cornwell of Canton, Ga and brother James Dallas Baird, Jr. and wife Jerry Baird of Roanoke, AL; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral in Maryville , TN on Monday, March 5th, 2007 from 6:00-7:30pm with memorial service to follow with Rev. Brenda and Larry Carroll officiating. Quattlebaum Funeral Home in Roanoke, AL will have a receiving of friends on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 at 2:00 pm CST . Interment will be in Cedarwood Cemetery , Roanoke , AL immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave, Suite H-102, Knoxville, TN 37919 in memory of Agnes B. Pendleton or Maryville First United Methodist Church, 894 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville, TN 37804 window replacement.

(from Knoxville News-Sentinal)

Knoxville News-Sentinal
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Alma Olene (Williams) Pendleton

GATE CITY, Va. Alma Olene Pendleton, 90, passed away Saturday ( Sept. 29, 2007) at Hospice Holston Valley .
She was born in Scott County , Va. on Oct. 12, 1916 , and was the daughter of Everette Bruce Williams and Lidia Helen McCellan Williams. She was a member of Bishop Memorial Church and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Harold Pendleton, Sr.; a daughter, Billie Quillen Hillman; son, Jerry Joe Pendleton; grandsons, J.B. Quillen, Jr. and Teddy (Doug) Pendleton, Jr.; sister, June William Pendleton; and brother, Troy Williams.
Surviving are her daughter, Bobbie Tignor and husband, Billy, of Manville, Va.; sons, Fay Pendleton and wife, Shelby, of Henderson, Nev., Teddy Pendleton and wife, Carolyn, of Gate City, Va. and Herman (Buddy) Pendleton and wife, Sonia, of Manville, Va.; sisters, Vivian Nash, of Bloomingdale, Tenn. and Francis Starnes, of Gate City, Va.; aunts, Alpha Williams and Helen Grove, of Lovettesville, Md.; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Billy Tignor, Rev. Johnny Duncan and Rev. Gary Adkins.
Music will be provided by Jacksons, The Ferrymen and Mona Holcomb.
Steve Tignor will provide the E u l o g y.
Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Adams Cemetery in Manville, Va.
Pallbearers will be Phil Quillen, Randy Quillen, Alan Pendleton, Darrin Pendleton, Greg Ashworth, Stephen Tignor, Chaelie Harris, Eddie Sluss and James Holcomb.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Audrey Phyllis (Quillin) Pendleton

GATE CITY, Va. — Audrey Quillin Pendleton, 80, of Gate City, died on Thursday (Feb. 19, 2009) at Brookhaven Nursing Home following an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., where she lived the majority of her life.

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, James Hoyt Pendleton; her parents, John Clyde and Willie Moore Quillin; a sister, Virginia Sue Quillin Rodgers; a brother, Ralph Bryan Quillin.

Audrey is survived by her daughters, Leslie Karen Pendleton (Blacksburg, Va.), Laura Ann Pendleton (Montclair, N.J.), Lana Jean Pendleton (Kingsport); her son, Lynn Monroe Pendleton (Kingsport); six grandchildren, J.C. Oaks, Charlie Oaks, Andrew Miller, Caitlin Miller, Claudia Baethgen and Martina Baethgen; a great-grandchild, Christian Oaks; along with her special friends, Patsy Holt, Pat Ramsey and Billie Smith.

A private service will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, Tenn. 37228.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Aurora Asia (Pendleton) Monroe

GATE CITY , Va. - Aurora Asia (Pendleton) Monroe , 89, Route 2, died Monday (Dec. 7, 1998) at her residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , she was a homemaker and attended Midway Baptist Church . She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Monroe , June 2, 1995; a son, Don Monroe ; her parents, Hayden and Margaret Hammonds Pendleton.

Surviving are two daughters, Margaret (Francis) Nichol, Kingsport, and Shirley Ann Greer, Kingsport; three sons, Paul E. Monroe , Mt. Carmel, Harold Fred Monroe and Harry (Kelly) Monroe , both of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, James Pendleton, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ernie Addington and the Rev. Coy Butler officiating. Music will be conducted by Midway Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stallard-Gray Cemetery , Midway community. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stallard and Grey Cemetery , c/o James Pendleton, 420 Roan Street , Kingsport , TN.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dr. Barney Cecil Pendleton

February 17, 1925 - December 18, 2013

Dr. Barney C. Pendleton, husband, beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away Wednesday, December 18th. During his 88 years, he celebrated life to the fullest. Barney, son of the late Barney C. and Hassie Pendleton, was born on February 17, 1925. He graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School in 1943. He then volunteered to join the U.S. Air Force. He was one of the first 15 people ever trained to be a Radar Bombardier and was a Second Lieutenant Bombardier Navigator on the B-17, B-24 and B-32 aircraft. He served from 1943-1946.

He attended East Tennessee State University and received his BS degree. In 1949, he attended the Northern Illinois College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. He began his practice a year later in Kingsport, TN on Sullivan Street. In 1953, he purchased the late Dr. Patty’s office on Center Street and then relocated to Wilcox Drive until 1990. For the last 23 years, Barney continued his practice with his dear friend Bob Boyles at Specs and Shades. He had a true passion for his profession and never retired.

For many years, Barney enjoyed golfing, hunting and was an avid skier. He was an active participant with his U.S. Military Pilots group, the ”Quiet Birdmen”, which he immensely enjoyed. He was a member of the Mason’s and the Shriner’s. He was also a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Barney had too many friends to name. He surrounded himself with a special group of friends fondly known as “The Wolf Laurel Howlers.” They started their mornings together at the Jan Mar Restaurant over a cup of coffee and ended many nights at Rush Street Grill. Tuesday evenings were reserved for “Tuesday Night Supper Group” at Murphy’s. They also had many special weekends together at Barney’s cabin in the mountains of NC. Their friendship will be forever cherished.

He leaves behind Carolyn Adams Pendleton, his loving wife of 56 years; son David and wife Kim Pendleton, granddaughters Morgan and Taylor; his daughter Carol Ann Coker, granddaughters Hannah and Holly; also Daniel Haulbrook and Jessica Coker; and his brother-in-law Donny Adams and wife Helen.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to his special friends for their kindness and friendship shown to him in these last several years. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Alzhiemers Association, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37605.

The memorial service will be Saturday, December 21st at First Broad Street United Methodist Church at 4 pm with Rev. Mickey Rainwater and Rev. Will Lauderback officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

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

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Danny Kay Pendleton

KINGSPORT — Danny K Pendleton, 62, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday (Nov. 22, 2009) at his home.

He was born Dec. 13, 1946 in Kingsport to the late James M. and Georgia Lee (Tomlinson) Pendleton.  He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He retired from Weyerhauser after 32 years of employment.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Faye Pendleton; son, John Douglas Pendleton; daughters, Angela Pendleton and Jane Dickenson and husband, Mark; two grandchildren, Tyler and Makenzie Dickenson; one brother, Johnny Pendleton and one sister, Joann Dickerson; and a very special mother-in-law, Margie Owens. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home or any other time at the home. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Steve Baumrucker, MD., Darin Vicars, nephews, Kevin Dickerson, Mikey Owens, Brandon Dunham, Matthew Dunham, Aaron Owens and Josh Owens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Kingsport Times-News

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Dora Margaret “McConnell” Pendleton

KINGSPORT - Ms. C.B. "Margaret" Pendleton, 90, died Saturday ( Aug. 25, 2001 ) at Wexford House following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she was a retired Sullivan County school teacher, having taught most of her life. She was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bascom "C.B." Pendleton; parents, William and Dovie McConnell; two brothers, Eugene McConnell and Lyle McConnell; four sisters, Dona White, Lillian Cross, Agnes Bellamy and Frankie Peters.

Surviving are a daughter, Charlotte Johnson Gillenwater and husband, Paul; a son, Jack Pendleton and wife, Betty, Kingsport; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Elizabeth Snodgrass, Wanda M. Webb, and Venus Booth, all of Kingsport, and Mary Sue Mohr, Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home, or anytime at the home, 1309 McGregor Drive , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Harry Hite officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Colton Johnson, Michael Pendleton, Tracy Pendleton, Steve Pendleton II, Michael Craddock, Doug Mohr, Travis Pendleton and Eric Pendleton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rachael Johnson, Chris Saggiomo and Tanita Craddock.

Memorials may be made to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church .

Kingsport Times-News
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Herman Harold Pendleton Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Herman Harold Pendleton Sr., 84, died Friday ( Oct. 1, 1999 ) at his residence in the Manville community.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on July 5, 1915 , he was a retired school bus driver of the Scott County School System. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Myrtle Templeton Pendleton Sr.; a daughter, Billie Quillen Hillman; two brothers, Walker Pendleton and Junior Pendleton ; and a sister, Claudia Pendleton .

Surviving are his wife, Olene Williams Pendleton , of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Faye (Shelby) Pendleton , Nevada, Mr. and Mrs. Teddy (Carolyn) Pendleton , Mr. and Mrs. Buddy (Sonia) Pendleton , and Jerry J. Pendleton , all of Gate City, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Billy U. (Bobbie) Tignor, Gate City, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at his residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Evangelist Billy U. Tignor and Evangelist James Holcomb officiating. Music will be by Mona Holcomb and Aaron Tipton.

Pallbearers will be Doug Pendleton , Darrin Pendleton , Alan Pendleton , Eddie Sluss, Phil Quillen, Randy Quillen, Mike Pendleton , Willie Dockery, Greg Ashworth and James Holcomb. Honorary pallbearers will be friends.

The family will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Adams Cemetery (Manville community) for the graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ira Q. Pendleton

Gate City—(Spl.)—Ira Q. Pendleton, 80, died from a heart attack at the home of his brother, C. S. Pendleton, Sr., in Manville community early Tuesday morning. He was a retired merchant and farmer and a son of the late John E. Pendleton, His mother was Mary Ann Quillen before her marriage.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and was active in social, religious, and civic affairs.

Survivors include one brother, C. F. Pendleton, Sr., of the Manville

Community, and one sister, Mrs. J. M. Moneyhun of Kingsport.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Alley Methodist Church where he held his membership. The Rev. Kenneth Williams and the Rev. Everett Lane will be in charge. Burial will be in the nearby Pendleton family cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; Nov. 19, 1947

Isaac Levi “Ike” Pendleton

ROSE HILL, Va. — Ike Isaac Levi Pendleton of Forest, Ind., passed away on Friday (Jan. 26, 2007) in Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Cora Pendleton; three brothers, Ira Lee Pendleton, Clyde Pendleton, and Bill Pendleton; and one sister, Ann Gable.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Pendleton of Forest, Ind.; one son, Steve Pendleton and wife of Ewing, Va.; two daughters, Mary Jane Jarboe of Lakeland, Fla., and Lucy Jo Clark of Frankfort, Ind.; one great-granddaughter; two step-sons and one stepdaughter; and two step-grandchildren; one brother, Sam Pendleton of Knoxville; three sisters, Irene Carter of Eubank, Ky., Ina Marie Carr of Somerset, Ky., and Emma Scott of Jonesville, Va.; several nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Rose Hill.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Andrew Stouder officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lee Family Cemetery in Rose Hill, Va.

Arney-Mullins Funeral Home of Rose Hill, Va., is in charge of the arrangements for Ike Pendleton.

[Great-great-grandson of William Samuel Pendleton (1832-1905) and Julia Ann (Quillen) Pendleton (1835-1909) of Scott Co.]

Kingsport Times-News

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James “Jim” Pendleton

KINGSPORT — James (Jim) Pendleton, 84, beloved husband and dad, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2009 , following a brief illness.

He was born on June 21, 1925 , in Manville , Va. , and graduated from Midway High School . He had resided in Kingsport since 1962.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman and fought in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge and in the Korean War. He served in Japan as the country was rebuilt. While stationed in Europe he played as a forward/center on a traveling basketball team that only lost two times in three years. He was honorably discharged in 1952 obtaining the rank of Corporal.

He was a 50-year member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3. He was a former member of United Commercial Travelers, North Kingsport Volunteer Fire Department, a founding member of the AABC Sullivan County Baseball League and was a life member of the Lynn Garden Optimist Club and served as President and Lieutenant Governor. He was Optimist of the year in 1977, 1978 and 1980. He received numerous community service awards from local schools, the Optimist Club and recreational leagues. He served as a coach and mentor to thousands of children in the Lynn Garden community.

He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1986 after 33 years service. He was elected Constable of the 12th Civil District of Sullivan County in August of 1986 and retired in 2008 with 22 years service.

He was an avid basketball fan, who along with Charlie Bill Phillips traveled the area in search of the best games and players. He attended thousands of basketball games over the years traveling as far as Nampa , Idaho , in the late 1990s. He was a huge supporter of his son, Coach Mark Pendleton, and the Sullivan South Rebels and his grandson Caleb who plays for Volunteer. He was a huge supporter of King College basketball and the Kingsport Mets.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret and father, Hayden; his sisters, Aurora Monroe, Gertie Lee Pendleton, Madeline Davis, Hazel Stallard and Ona White; brothers, Lawrence, Joe and Bill; several nieces and nephews and a very special friend Charlie Bill Phillips.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Beulah Flanary Pendleton; daughters, Kathy P. Williams and husband, Paul, Gail D. Christian and husband, Jeff; sons, Mike Pendleton and friend, Michele Atwood, Mark Pendleton and wife, Jana; grandchildren, Chandra Williams Kraus and husband, Tim, Mathew Pendleton and wife, Bobbi, Colby Williams, Caleb, Creed and Cason Christian, Marleigh, Max and Caleigh Pendleton; several nieces and nephews and a very special friend Delano Davis.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Higher Ground Baptist Church , Kingsport or anytime at the family residence at 420 Roan St. in Kingsport .

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Jerry Musick and Pastor Ralph Owens officiating.

Music will be provided by his grandson Colby Williams.

Entombment services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Mausoleum with the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee Army National Guard providing the military honors.

The family will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home to go in procession to the Mausoleum.

Serving as pallbearers are Colby Williams, Mathew Pendleton, Jeff Christian, Caleb Christian, Delano Davis, Leroy Davis and Travis Mains.

Honorary pallbearers are Paul Williams, George Boyd, Jim Pat Davis, the breakfast bunch at Dairy Queen and the lunch bunch at Lynn Garden Restaurant.

Special thanks to his doctors, Dr. Delwadia, Dr. Wyker, Dr. DeSilva, Dr. May and Dr. Rebecca Austin and staff and Dr. Lisa Shockley. Also special thanks to the officers and staffs of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office and the Kingsport City Police Department.

Very special thanks to his friends and neighbors J.B., Joyce and Harley Albright and Charles and Andy Hickman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sullivan South High School Basketball program, 1236 Moreland Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. , 37664 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
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John Elbert Pendleton

GATE CITY -- John Elbert Pendleton, 44, of Route 1, Gate City (Manville Road), died at Mountain Home Veterans' Hospital in Johnson City at 5 a.m. Saturday. [2/5/1966]

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, a veteran of World War Two, and attended Alley's Chapel Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter Jonnie Ruth Pendleton, Gate City; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie C. Pendleton, Gate City; sister, Mrs. Nell Baker, Gate City; three brothers, J. C. Pendleton, Gate City, Paul Pendleton, Weber City, and Fred Pendleton, Frankenmuth, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11a.m. at Alley's Chapel Methodist Church.  Rev. Eugene McConnell and Rev. Kenneth Williams will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.  Graveside services will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 3382 of Kingsport.

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 6, 1966

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John Emerson Pendleton Sr.

John E. Pendleton Sr., 85, of Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, died Sunday, March 12, 1989 at home.

He was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church . He was an official with Southern Railway for 48 years, and was a former City Councilman and Vice Mayor.

Services will be Tuesday at Stevens Chapel with Rev. J. Spurgeon McCartt and Rev. Maynard Luttrell officiating.

Interment will be private.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Harriett Anne Russell.

He is survived by wife Mrs. Agnes Baird Pendleton, Knoxville; daughter, Mrs. Glenn Marie Hofman, Atlanta, GA; sons, John E. Pendleton Jr. and W. C. Pendleton of Knoxville and John Rochelle, Alcoa; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Mary Kyle, Kingsport; brothers, Charles Pendleton, Gate City, Va.,  and Bascom Pendleton, Kingsport.

Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary.

(Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tuesday, March 14, 1989, abstracted by Delmar Fraysier)

Knoxville News-Sentinal
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Lilus Ruth (Musick) Pendleton

GATE CITY , Va. - Lilus (Musick) Pendleton, 91, went home peacefully to be with her Lord Monday ( July 26, 2004 ) at the Brian Center in Weber City , Va.

Lilus was born July 4, 1913 in Gate City, a daughter of the late Sam and Ida ( Hammonds ) Musick. Her occupation she held so high was as wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Lilus was married Sept. 1, 1930 to the late James Solomon Pendleton.

Lilus was a member of the Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church and, before her passing, she was the oldest member of the church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Don and Boyd Pendleton; her grandson, Mike Pendleton; her sisters, Monnie Ervin, Mae Ervin and Rosa Templeton; her brothers, Luther, Herbert and Raymond Musick; and her son-in-law, C.D. McConnell.

Surviving are her loving family, Louella McConnell, and Judy Ervin and her husband Kent, all of Kingsport; her son, Raymond Pendleton and his wife Sandra of Gate City; her sisters, Kate Templeton and husband Everett Lee of Gate City, and Leotha Lane and husband Harlan of Weber City, Va.; her daughters-in-law, Louella Pendleton of Gate City, and Faye Slaughter of Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Opal Musick of Clinchport; her grandchildren, Ricky (Joy), David (Tammy), Jeff (Tammy) Rusty, Tom, Jason (Diane), Jaree (Jim), Delores (Danny), Tammy (Dustin), Helen (Scott), Lisa (Freddie); 14 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the home of son Raymond, Route 1, Gate City .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Family and friends will meet for a graveside service Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Ervin Cemetery in Gate City .

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Maurice Adams, Bernie Ervin, Arley Ervin, and Kenny Ervin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, c/o Wanda McConnell, Route 1, Box 374 G , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Brookhaven Nursing Home and the Brian Center for all their love and support to our loving mother and to us during her stay with you.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Pendleton family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lloyd Curt Pendleton

KINGSPORT — Lloyd Curt Pendleton, 84, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday (April 25, 2008) at Welmont Holston Valley.

Curt was born in Scott County, Va. on March 4, 1924.

He was a charter member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City, Tenn. He loved to go to church, loved the Lord and all people.

He was a retired driver with the Pony Express and a USA World War II Army Veteran, where he served in the Med Co. 7th Calvary Regiment in Japan.

Curt loved to hunt, fish, garden and travel.

He was a charter member of Bell Ridge Ruritan Club.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Issac Arlo Pendleton and Norma Hester France Pendleton; two sisters, Mildred Templeton and Bernice Solomon; one brother, James "Jim" Pendleton.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eileen Pendleton, of the home; one daughter, Janet Pendleton Hash and husband, Joe of Church Hill; one son, Ron Pendleton and wife, Tena of Church Hill; grandchildren, Chris Pendleton and wife, Jennie, Erwin, Jon Pendleton and wife, Ashley, Gray and Josh Pendleton, Johnson City; great-grandchildren, Dawson Pendleton, Gray, Mary Pendleton, Erwin and Lorlia Pendleton, Gray; five sisters, Evelyn Adams, Brushy Creek, Tenn., Elizabeth Bellamy, Margaret Sneed, Bennie Bishop and Claudia Byrd, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Eugene Pendleton and wife, Betty, Wadlow Gap, Va., Olin Pendleton and wife, Eula, Kingsport and Rayford Pendleton and wife, Martha, Manville, Va.; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen Templeton and the Rev. Dave Morgan officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Military graveside services will be provided by the American Legion Post #3/265 with the Virginia National Guard on Monday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be brothers and grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Cassell, Joe Hash, Wes Hicks, Larry Bass, Billy Darnell and Maynard Vermillion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Curt's church, First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary Ohlene (Foulk) Pendleton

KINGSPORT — Ohlene Pendleton, 96, Kingsport, entered into rest Jan. 2, 2012, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Sullivan County to the late Thomas and Carrie Smithy Foulk. She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport.

Ohlene was also preceded in death by her husband, [Walter] Vance Pendleton; brothers, Hiram, Pete, Maynard and Herschel Foulk. A favorite pastime for Ohlene was watching her birds and wildlife in her yard. She was a member of Arcadia Methodist Church.

Survivors include Dr. David Foulk, Marilyn Foulk Massie, Wendell Foulk, all of Kingsport, and Jim Foulk of Blountville; and several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

A celebration of life service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Grover Starnes officiating.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Maude Ellen (Greear) Pendleton

KINGSPORT - Maude Ellen (Greear) Pendleton, 91, formerly of Brookhaven Drive , entered the portals of Glory on Sunday ( July 30, 2006 ).

Born in Scott County , Va. , she was the daughter of the late Rev. Christopher C. Greear and Matilda Jane (Quillen) Greear.

At a young age, she accepted the Lord as her Savior and became a member of Alley Valley United Methodist Church . She attended various churches in the Kingsport area.

Loved ones who have gone on before her are her husband, Thomas Hayden Pendleton (1999); a sister, Etta M. Alley (2001); and two brothers, Elmer F. Greear (2005) and Alvin Roy Greear (2005).

Surviving are two adoring children, Ronald L. and special daughter-in-law, Deborah (Estepp) Pendleton and Brenda P. and special son-in-law, Rev. Wayne Coates, who pastored Way of Truth Baptist Church where our precious mother used her talents for the Lord; a very special grandson, Wesley D. Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the home of Mrs. Pendleton's daughter, Brenda Coates.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Coates and Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Those who wish to attend the graveside services are asked to meet in the Garden of the Last Supper at Oak Hill Memorial Park , at 11:15 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Douglas, G.D. Horton, Harold Patton, David Rogers, James Short, George P. Williams, Gerald Yates and Edwin Carter. Pallbearers will be Larry Bishop, Roy Monk, Wayne Mullins, Keith Pendleton, Mike Pendleton, Raymond L. Pendleton and Steve Pendleton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Brookhaven Nursing Home and to the medical staff at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park , Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Maude E. Pendleton.

Kingsport Times-News
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Maxine Rozina (Ash) Pendleton

KINGSPORT - Maxine Rozina Ash Pendleton, 61, passed away Sunday (July 7, 2002) after her battle with cancer.

She was born in Troy, Ohio, on March 31, 1941 to the late Harry and Paulina Glasmeier Ash.

Maxine graduated from Troy High School in 1959. She married in 1961 and traveled with her husband for 14 years while he served in the U.S. Air Force. She had resided in Kingsport for the past 27 years.

She was a member of the Lynn Garden Baptist Church, a charter member of the Sullivan North Athletic Booster Club, and owned a ceramic business for the past 20 years.

Maxine's life was devoted to loving and caring for her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Frederick Ash.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Olin M. Pendleton; three sons, Thomas A. Pendleton and wife Bonny, Knoxville, Paul Pendleton and wife Evelyn, Bluff City, Mark O. Pendleton and wife Susan, Cordele, Ga.; four grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, and Ashley Pendleton, all of Bluff City, and Megan Pendleton, Cordele, Ga.; two stepgrandchildren, Seth and Maggie Carden, Knoxville; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Marilyn) Barbee, Inola, Okla., and Mrs. Mel (Katy) Baker, Troy, Ohio; and several special nieces and nephews.

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

A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gale R. Hartley officiating.

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

Pallbearers are sons and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lynn Garden Baptist Church, 301 May Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Morris J. Pendleton

JONESVILLE, Va. - Morris J. Pendleton, 50, died Thursday [ 3/3/1977 ] at the Mountain Home Veterans Hospital in Johnson City .

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lucy Pendleton, Jonesville; two sons Don Pendleton, Lafayette, Ind., and Harold Pendleton, Flora, Ind.; five brothers, Virgus Pendleton, Chesapeake, Ohio, Charles Pendleton, Lancaster, Ohio, Billy Pendleton, Menior, Ohio, Jack Pendleton and Jim Pendleton, both of Jonesville; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Hines, Jonesville, Mrs. Bannie Sutphin, Mentor, Mrs. Estelle Shaw, Thompson, Ohio, and Mrs. Maurice Hobbs, Brownstown, Ind.

Davidson Funeral Home, Jonesville, is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, March 6, 1977)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Patricia Joyce (Fields) Collins Pendleton

Patricia Joyce Pendleton – Maryville, TN

Patricia Joyce Pendleton, 52, Kingsport, TN passed away, Tuesday, December 28, 2010 in Nickelsville, VA at the residence of her parents of an apparent acute heart attack. Ms. Pendleton was born in Sullivan County, TN on September 27, 1958, the daughter of Howard Fields and Ruth Addington Fields. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Collins. Surviving is her son, Josh Collins and wife, Stephanie, Maryville, TN; granddaughter, Reese Ann Collins; mother, Ruth Fields, Nickelsville, VA; father, Howard Fields, Nickelsville, VA; sister, Amy Williams, Nickelsville, VA; brothers, Eddie Fields, Nickelsville, VA and Michael Fields, Nickelsville, VA; along with several niece, nephews, aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, December 30, 2010 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 a eulogy given by her son, Josh Collins. Graveside services will be conducted by Dr. Emily Anderson at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Friday to go in procession to the graveside service. An online guest registry is available for the family of Patricia Joyce Pendleton. Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Fields family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Polly Myrtle (Templeton) Pendleton

GATE CITY - Mrs. Polly Myrtle Pendleton, 84, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Friday [8/27/1976.]

She was a housewife and a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Roy  E. Pendleton Sr., Gate City; three sons, Harold, Roy Jr., and Walker, all of Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Horton, Gate City, Lakie Templeton, Kingsport, Mrs. Florence Hammonds, Surgoinsville; one brother, Lloyd Templeton, Weber City; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Burial in Adams Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, August 29, 1976

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Patton Pendleton

Robert Patton Pendleton was born on October 9, 1875. He died at his home at Hill, near three p. m. on Tuesday, April 7, 1936; age  60 years, 5 months and 28 days. During his period of illness he bore his suffering with much patience.
He professed faith in Christ about thirty-five years ago and lived a devout Christian life until the end came. He was always glad to help  those who needed his assistance and the nights never grew too dark for him to go to the aid of people in time of sickness.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah Ervin Pendleton; four daughters: Edith, Madge, Margaret and Myrtle; four sons, Bill, Hayden and Isaac:
of Hill, and Sol of Rye Cove; one sister, Mrs. E. C. Bray of Eidson, Tenn; one brother, Hayden of Midway; and three grandchildren, Don, Louella, and Boyd Pendleton of Rye Cove.
The funeral in charge of the Huff-Cook Funeral Home was conducted at the home on Thursday afternoon. Revs. C. S. Pendleton, H. Gillenwater and Sylvester Starnes officiated. Burial rites were held at the Ervin cemetery.
Pall bearers were selected from his neighbors.
Neighbors and friends served as flower bearers:

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Ron Pendleton

Sonia (Musick) Pendleton

December 25, 1949 - July 4, 2014

Gate City, VA – Sonia M. Pendleton, age 64 of Gate City, VA passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.

Born in Kingsport, TN on December 25, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Lee Musick and Delphine France Musick. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Allen and Sammy Musick

Mrs. Pendleton, was a homemaker and loved spending time with her grandchildren and her sister. She was a member of Tipton’s Chapel Church.

She is survived by Husband Herman “Buddy” Pendleton; one daughter Beth Sluss and husband Eddie of Fort Blackmore; one son, Alan Pendleton of Greeneville TN; two grandchildren, Kourtney Sluss and Tyler Sluss; one sister Anetia Hughes and husband Eric of Piney Flats TN, also several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA. Funeral service will follow at 7PM with Elder Bill Tignor, Elder Jimmy Combs and Pastor Mike Gilliam officiating.

Music will be provided by The Tipton Family.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11 AM in the Adams Cemetery, Scott County VA. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 10 AM to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Horton, Mike Pendleton and Faye Pendleton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the nurses and personnel of Wilcox Hall 3rd floor and Brookhaven Manor, 400 wing.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is honored to serve the family of Sonia M. Pendleton.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Hayden Pendleton

KINGSPORT — Thomas Hayden Pendleton, 97, of Brookhaven Drive, died Wednesday morning ( Aug. 18, 1999 ) at Brookhaven Healthcare Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Pendleton was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived in the Kingsport area all of his life.

He was a veteran of the US Navy having served from 1920-1923. He retired from Mead Corporation in 1964.

He was a Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sarah Ervin Pendleton; sisters, Virginia Pendleton, Myrtle Pierson, Madge Pendleton, Margaret Pendleton and Edith Grimm; brothers, Lloyd, James and William Pendleton.

Surviving are his wife, Maude Greear Pendleton; daughter and special son-in-law, Brenda and Wayne Coates, Kingsport; son and special daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Debbie Pendleton, Kingsport; grandson, Wesley Pendleton; brother, Ike Pendleton; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert L. ‘‘Junior‘‘ Parker and the Rev. Wayne Coates officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Virginia Nell (Lane) Pendleton

KINGSPORT - Nell Lane Pendleton, 81, passed away Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.

Mrs. Pendleton was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Pendleton.

Surviving are three sons, Tom Pendleton and wife Linda, Sevierville, Joe Pendleton and wife Peggie, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mark Pendleton and wife Laura, Greeneville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dell Ervin (her twin) and Stella Lane, both of Kingsport.

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

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence Elmer Penley

CHURCH HILL - Clarence Elmer Penley, 81, Route 8, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday (March 21, 1992) at the Morristown Hamblen Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., he had lived in Church Hill for the past 22 years and was of the Baptist faith.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. and Callie Tate Penley, and one sister, Gladys Penley.

Surviving are one sister, Syble Penley, Kingsport; five brothers, Willie Penley, Roseburg, Ore., Robert Penley, Bristol, Va., Albert Penley, Grover Penley, and Rayburn Penley, all of Kingsport; and one half-brother, William Mowdy, Church Hill.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m Monday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of William Mowdy, North Central Ave., Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolen and the Rev. Jerry Scalf officiating.

Burial will be in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Church Hill VFW Post.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer James Penley

Elmer James Penley , 79, 326 Cedar Branch Road, Kingsport, died Friday afternoon (May 15, 1998) at his home after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he lived in Kingsport most of his life. He was a member of Woodrow Ruritan Club, the American Legion Post No. 3, National Rifle Assoc. and Wilderness Road Conservation Club. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He retired in 1980 from the Acetate Yarn Division of Tennessee Eastman Company after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Rock Heritage Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry M. and Clara Penley ; three brothers, Carl Penley , Charles Penley and Glen Penley ; and a sister, Ethel Arnold.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline M. Penley , of the home; a daughter, Ms. Clementina Penley , of the home; two sons, David E. Penley and James A. Penley , both of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Sheree Anderson, James A. Penley , Holly Lunsford, Sean Penley and Kristin Penley ; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Penley , John Anderson and Emily Anderson; a sister, Anna Wyrick, Fresno, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Military graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion in charge.

Pallbearers will be Sean Penley , John Anderson, Christopher Lunsford, Scott Jones, Allen Penley and Prezzle Quillen. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Rock Heritage Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5305, Kingsport, TN 37663.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emil Fay Penley

Abt 1927 – Jul 19, 2014

KINGSPORT — Emil Fay Penley, 87, Kingsport, passed away Saturday (July 19, 2014) in the Wexford House, Kingsport, following a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Harve and Martha Lark Penley. She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School, Gate City, Va., received a BS Degree from Berea College, Berea, Ky. and a Master’s Degree from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She had lived in Nashville for over thirty years. Fay was a retired Supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Nashville. She returned to Kingsport in 1995.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jewell Martin and her husband Gifford; and a brother, Gilbert Penley.

Survivors include a niece, Janet Martin and husband Larry Fishman, Portland, Ore. and; two nephews,

Douglas Martin and wife Gladys, Forest Grove, Ore. and Gifford Martin Jr. and wife Beverly, Owings, Md.; her great nieces and nephews, Ariana Fishman, Elena Martin, Tanya Fritz and husband Charles, Robert Martin, Christopher Martin ; her special cousin, Mable Calhoun, Kingsport.

It was her wish to be cremated and no services are planned.

Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is serving the Penley family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Gay Nell (Blankenship) Penley

ST. PAUL - Mrs. Gay Nell Penley, 35, of Dungannon Route 1 was pronounced dead on arrival at Lebanon General Hospital Friday afternoon [2/23/1973] after a two-car collision here, the Times-News learned Saturday night.

Admitted to the hospital with injuries were her son, Gary, 4, and her father, Claude Blankenship, 53, also of Dungannon; and two occupants

of the other vehicle. Both of the others - Darris Salyers, 19, of Castlewood Route 2, and Charles Baker, 18, Castlewood - suffered fractures, a hospital spokesman said.

Blankenship's condition was described as "fair" and Gary Penley's as "satisfactory" Saturday night.

Mrs. Penley is survived by her husband, Robert Penley; daughters, Jo Nell and Paula, and sons, Robert (Bobbie) and Gary, all of the home; her parents, Claude and Mary Wolfe Blankenship, Dungannon; sisters, Mrs. Nancy Robinson, Mrs. Mary Etta Siggnar and Miss Margie Ann Blankenship, all of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers, Claude Jr., Cleveland, and Eddie Blankenship of California.

Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Private burial ceremony in Bristol, Tenn.)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 25, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Grover Cleveland Penley Jr.

KINGSPORT - Grover C. Penley Jr., 75, of 1546 Nall St., went to be with the Lord Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Sullivan County, Mr. Penley was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Callie Penley; sister, Sible Gladys Penley; and brothers, Robert Kenneth Penley, Willie R. Penley and Clarence E. Penley.

Surviving are a brother, Albert D. Penley, Kingsport; a half-brother, Billy Mowdy, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with the Rev. Howard Dockery and Pastor Ray Bledsoe officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hamond Post No. 3 Color Guard.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Howard Paul Penley

KINGSPORT - Howard Paul Penley, 54, 2308 Overlook Rd., died Monday ( March 18, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Mr. Penley was born in Fall Branch and had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life.

He was a son of the late Clifford (Tip) Penley.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Penley, Kingsport; daughters, Tammy and husband Gary Cole, Kingsport, and Debbie and husband Mack Lawson, Surgoinsville; sons, Brian Howard Penley, of the home, Ronnie Levon Penley, Overlook Rd., Ricky Allen Greer and wife Becky, Surgoinsville; nephew, William Ingle, of the home; grandchildren, Brandie, Brandon, Amy, Michell, Jamie, Christy, Misty, Brock Crawford, Beth Crawford, Ryan White, Matt White and Jamie Linebaugh; two great-grandchildren; former wife, Della Bradon, Kingsport; mother, Mona Penley, Fall Branch; sisters, Odell Morelock, Knoxville, Shirley Ann Lunsford and husband Bill, Knoxville, Betty Loue Taylor and husband Larry, Fall Branch, Janice Ann Morelock, Fall Branch; a brother, Dennis Ray Penley and wife Wilma, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown or anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Gibson and the Rev. Brad Shaffer officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery .

Gary Stacey, Glen Hughes, Ricky Taylor, Jim Butler, Kay Bob Neeley, Russell Vaughn, and Frank "Tank" Myers will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are The Clinch River Band and The Highland Boys.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Penley family, c/o Teresa Crawford, 3812 Eastline Drive, Apt. 34 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jerry Allen Penley

KINGSPORT - Jerry Allen Penley, 65, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn., on Friday ( April 14, 2006 ) after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Penley was born in Wise County, Va., and resided in Kingsport most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Penley and Freddie Phillips Penley; and an infant sister, Clara Imogene.

Mr. Penley retired from Eastman Kodak following 34 years of service and was founder and owner of Penjacc Productions. He graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, as a professional photographer and lover of the outdoors, his work is displayed across the world as far away as Switzerland , Japan , and Australia , and many other countries. He was a charter member and past president of the Kingsport Archaeological Society, past president of the Kingsport Bass Club, member of the Eastman Camera Club, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Penley also loved genealogy as a hobby and did research for friends across the world, some of which was published in books.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Carrie Gregory Penley, of the home; one daughter, Ann Penley, of the home; one son, Jerry Allen Penley II and a very special daughter-in-law, Nicole Penley, Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Charles Jones, Kingsport; one brother, Charles Penley, Kingsport; one nephew, Scott Jones, Kingsport; a very special family friend, Faye White, Bristol; numerous cousins; and a multitude of friends from across the globe.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Steve Playl of Bristol officiating.

Interment services will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park at the conclusion of the service.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park , Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mr. Jerry Allen Penley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jerry Lynn Penley Sr.

KINGSPORT — Jerry Penley, of Kingsport, started the New Year in a new place. After sixty-six years, he’s gone home. [ 1/1/2009 ]

Jerry was the first male car hop in the area. He served in the U.S. Navy and showed immense pride at having served his country. While cutting meat at the Giant Food Market on Sullivan Street , he met his bride of 43 years, Louise Carver Penley. Then he found his calling and started selling furniture at Ball Brothers.

In the mid 70’s, he stated a new career and began operating restaurants. From Chuck’s Drive-In, until his most recent endeavor running the food service at the Eagles, he loved serving food.

He is survived by his wife, Louise, of the home; daughter, Mary Boozer and husband Leon, of Church Hill; sons, Jerry Lynn Penley , of the home and Tony Penley and wife Burnadette, of Tampa, Fla.; grandsons, Zac Veal, of Church Hill, Justin Penley, of the home, Jeremy Riveria and Marcus Penley, of Tampa, Fla.; granddaughter, Catlin Penley, of Tampa; and Michelle Huddleston, who was his friend and devoted caretaker.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday ( Jan. 4, 2009 ) at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street , Kingsport , Tenn.

A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Carver officiating.

Music will be provided by Matthew and Sherry VanZant.

A military graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Mountain Home National Cemetery conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265 and Tennessee National Guard.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

J. Fred Penley

KINGSPORT — J. Fred Penley, 80, of Kingsport, formerly of Glenrock, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Monday (Nov. 10, 2008) at Holston Manor Nursing Home.
Born in Kingsport, J. Fred moved to Pennsylvania at age 17 and recently moved back home to Kingsport. He was of the Holiness faith. He served in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marine, during both World War II and Korea. J. Fred was retired from McClarin's Plastics. He loved to sing, tell jokes and go fishing and never met a stranger.
J. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents, John and Jennie Forbes Penley; his son, Michael Penley; three sisters, Margaret Edwards, Bonnie McFall and Edna Peterson and a brother, Roy Penley.
Survivors include his children, Randal L. Penley and wife, Linda of Kingsport, Richard Penley and wife, Marie of Pennsylvania, Shirley Gebhart and husband, Patrick of West Virginia, and Donna Blyskal and husband, John of Delaware; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; his sister, Lovely P. Templeton of Kingsport; two brothers, Jim Penley and Vernon Penley, both of York, Pa; a special niece, Edwina Byington; and several more aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Holston Manor, 3641 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport with the Rev. Mike Pelham officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Presentation of the flag will be by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Penley family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Lewis Penley

John L. Penley, 63, of 1029 Riverside Ave, died at 7:24 p.m. Saturday [ 11/10/1973 ] at the Veterans Hospital , Mountain Home, after being in ill health for several years.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He was a veteran of W. W. II having served in the U.S. Army. He had been employed at the Dental & Medical Corporation for the past 14 years and he attended a Baptist Church .

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Jane Bullard of Dobson, N. C., Mrs. Janice Ammons of High Point, N. C., Mrs. Nellie Margaret Updike of Mt. Airy, N. C., Miss Donna Denise Penley of the home; three sons, William A. Penley of Bennettsville, S. C., Wallace Eugene Penley and Jerry L. Penley both of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Sarber of Kingsport; 25 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for John L. Penley will be conducted al 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex Winstead, Rev. Johnny S___ officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery , V.A. Center , Mountain Home , Tenn. with Military Graveside Rites. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday & Tuesday. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1973)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kemper Randolph Penley

KINGSPORT - Kemper R. Penley, 87, died Friday ( Dec. 29, 2000 ) at the Wexford House after a period of declining health.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he was a son of the late Melvin J. and Ida Bell Musick Penley.

Mr. Penley was retired from Eastman Kodak after 40 years of service.

He was a member of St. Paul 's Episcopal Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harley Franklin Penley and Jay Howard Penley.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary S. Penley; two daughters, Susan P. Tipton and husband, Tom, Kingsport, Elizabeth P. Nichols and husband, Joe, Knightdale, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul 's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Suzanne Smitherman and the Rev. Dan Matthews officiating.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park .

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to St. Paul 's Episcopal Church Building Fund.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lula Mildred (Penley) Peak

COEBURN, Va. - Mrs. Lula M. Peak, 75, of Rt. 1, Coeburn, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 10 a.m. Monday morning after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , she was a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband, Wiley Peak; six daughters, Mrs. Alford (Bonnie) Quesenberry, Mrs. Cecil (Jeanette) Baker, both of Coeburn, Mrs. Howard (Hazel) Laney, Dungannon, Va., Mrs. Shirley Begley, Miss Linda Peak, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Jim (Minnie) Hall, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one son, Oscar Peak, Ft. Blackmore; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Dingus, and Mrs. Ellie Helton, both of Kingsport; one brother, Sam Penley, Charlotte, N. C.; 38 grandchildren and 21great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services, for Mrs. Lula M. Peak will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Ramey and Rev. Jim Ramey officiating. Burial will follow in the Laney Cemetery . The body will be taken to the residence at Rt. 1, Coeburn, at 5 p.m. Tuesday where the family will receive friends Tuesday night. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News / Tuesday, June 14, 1977)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Karen Penley and Don Lane  

Magnolia “Maggie” (Gent) Penley

Mrs. Maggie G. Penley, 82, 2148 Steadman St. was dead on arrival at Munal Clinic Sunday morning [1/24/1971] after suffering an apparent heart attack at her home.

Born in Kingsport, she had made her home in the Kingsport area for the past 40 years. She attended the Long Island Primitive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Penley is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alpha Conk of Kingsport; one brother, Taylor Gent, also of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Virginia.)

Kingsport News, Tues, Jan. 26, 1971

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Smith (Simmerman) Penley

KINGSPORT - Mary Smith Simmerman Penley, 86, died Friday ( Sept. 14, 2001 ) at the Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mary was born Sept. 1, 1915 in Wytheville, Va., a daughter of the late Robert Riley and Molly Smith Simmerman. She was a member of Saint Paul 's Episcopal Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kemper Randolph Penley; three sisters; and two brothers.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Tom (Susan) Tipton, Kingsport and Mrs. Joe (Elizabeth) Nichols, Knightdale, N.C.; grandchildren, Meghan Stout, Matthew Tipton and Mary Nichols; one sister, Cenie Slattery, Lincoln, Mass.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Saint Paul 's Episcopal Church and anytime at East Lawn Funeral Home or at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church with The Reverend Dan Matthews and The Reverend Suzanne Smitherman officiating.

Burial and graveside service will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park , Garden of the Good Shepherd.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request those desiring make memorial contributions to the Saint Paul 's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 161 E. Ravine Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mitchell Clayton Penley

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Mitchell Clayton Penley, 76, passed away Friday (Nov. 16, 2001) at his home surrounded by his family.

Mitch was born in Kingsport on Feb. 7, 1925, a son of the late Rufus and Stella Penley. He was an active and devoted member of First Christian Church in Titusville, where he served as deacon, elder, trustee and building committee chairman. While he lived in Kingsport, the family attended Morrison City Christian Church.

He served in the fourth division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, fighting on Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tinian, and the Marshall Islands.

Throughout his life, he remained devoted to his family, his church and his country. An incredible source of strength to family and friends, he was revered for his honorable character, genuine compassion and tireless efforts. His legacy includes a strong and loving family, a thriving church, and a free nation.

In 1956, he joined the space pioneers in Florida, providing security at Cape Canaveral with Pan American World Airways for 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Penley.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Helen Horne Penley, of Titusville, and a native of Nickelsville, Va.; four daughters, Linda Novick, Karen Zack, Priscilla Frazee and Michelle Kennedy; two grandchildren, Joey Mitchell Zack and Jane Elizabeth Zack, all of Florida; sisters, Dolphine Lyon and Jeanette Penley; a sister-in-law, June Fields Penley; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins living in the Kingsport area.

Calling hours will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Oma Elizabeth (Isom) Penley

Mrs. Oma E. Penley, 71, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday [ 3/14/1953 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

She resided at 1029 Catawba Street , and had lived most of her life in Kingsport . She was a member of the Highland Park Church of Jesus Christ.

Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Hall, Mrs. Ruby Penley and Mrs. Velma Hill, all of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Ducker of San Antonio, Tex.; one brother, George A. Isom of Winfield, Tex.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel. The body was removed to the home Saturday afternoon.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Karen Penley via Don Lane
 

Pat Thomas Penley Jr.

Funeral for Pat Thomas Penley, Jr., four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Thomas Penley, 1050 Robinson Street, who died at 9 a. m. Sunday [12/16/1945] at the home, will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the home of Wiley Peaks near Norton, Va. Burial will be in Laney Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith of Baltimore, Md.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, December 18, 1945

Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline Margaret (Stubblefield) Penley

KINGSPORT — Pauline Stubblefield Penley, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord June 16, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved reading history — especially family history and classic movies.

Mrs. Penley was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer James Penley; her parents, Andrew and Lilly Stubblefield; brothers, Ray Quillen, Floyd Quillen, Prezzle Quillen; and sisters, Nancy Quillen, Bonnie Stubblefield and Lonnie Lindsey.

She is survived by a daughter, Clementina Penley; sons, James Penley and wife, Dorette and David Penley and wife, Linda; five grandchildren, Sheree Anderson, James Penley, Holly Lunsford, Sean Penley and Kristin Johnson; and four great- grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Memorial contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Pauline Penley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rayford C. Penley

KINGSPORT - Rayford C. Penley, 87, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 12, 2000) at the home of his daughter.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Maggie) Penley; two sons, Bobby Gene Grizzle and James Edward Penley; parents, Grover (T) and Callie Penley; three brothers, Clarence Penley, Willy Penley, and Robert Penley; sister, Sybil Penley; and one grandchild, James L. Grizzle.

Surviving are two daughters, Lorene Heck, Kingsport, and Marie Kennedy and husband, Bill Kennedy, Maryland; three sons, Ray Dallas Penley, Gary (Buster) Grizzle, Dewey (Buddy) Grizzle and wife, Jennifer, all of Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Desiree Heck, Amanda Heck, Wendy Penley, Jamie Penley, Deborah Madera, Timothy Bevins, and Sandra Benoit; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Penley, Fall Branch, and Grover Penley, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles T. Neal officiating.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Bruce Penley

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert Bruce Panley, 76, died at his home here at 7:15 a.m. Monday [July 25, 1957].

He was a retired farmer, a native of Scott County and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Burchell, Olinger, Va.; one son, Garland Panley, Gate City, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dale Duncan and the Rev. Youles Fields will officiate. Burial will be in Wood Cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home until time for the service.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, July 26, 1957)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby P. Penley

KINGSPORT - Ruby P. Penley, 84, passed away Monday ( April 28, 2003 ) at her home following a brief fight with cancer.

She was a former long-term employee of the Kingsport Press and loved cooking and working in her yard and flower gardens.

Her parents, Floyd and Oma Isom Penley; sister, Gladys Hall; and special nephew, Freddie Hill preceded her in death.

Surviving are her loving daughter, Barbara Atkins, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Clarence "Dickie'' and Carol Atkins, Kingsport; grandsons and wives, Michael and Sherry Atkins and Thomas and Denise Atkins; two great-grandsons, Cohan and Ty Atkins; sister, Velma Hill, Kingsport; she also had several close relatives living locally in Gray and Knoxville.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the downtown chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Gunnings Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Manuel Penley

Funeral for W. M. Penley, 66, who died Wednesday morning after a lengthy illness, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hattie Dingus, 1050 Robertson St. Burial will be in the City cemetery.

Mr. Penley died at the home of his son-in-law, Wiley Peak, in Scott county.

Surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Priscilla Penley; three daughters, Mrs. Dingus of Kingsport, Mrs. Lula Peak of Stoney Creek, Va., and Mrs. Ella Hyden of Johnsou City; three sons, Sam of Kingsport, Charles and Pat of Stoney Creek, Va.; five brothers, Worley, Malcolm, and Kelly, all of Scott county, Virginia, and Rufus and Enoch of Kingsport; five sisters, Miss Sarah Penley,  Mrs. Lona Lane, and Mrs. Lula Henry, all of Scott county, Mrs. Nannie Luster, Rogersville, and Mrs. Buena Lane of Kingsport.

(Kingsport Times, Thursday, Jan. 1, 1942)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Karen Penley via Don Lane

Judge Banner Pennington

Noted Merchant Claimed By Death

J. B. Pennington, 38, died at Holston Valley hospital Saturday [ 5/24/1941 ] at 4:30 p.m. , after several months illness.

Mr. Pennington had been a prominent merchant of Old Kingsport for the past 15 years.  He was a native of Lee County .  He was well known in civic and public affairs in Kingsport .  He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lovedale lodge of Kingsport , and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leola Cox Pennington, one daughter, Ann Marie Pennington of Kingsport; mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hinkle; three sisters, Miss Cleo Pennington of Kingsport; Mrs. Alpha Myers of Bulls Gap and Mrs. Florence Hawkins of Mosheim; three brothers, Dr. S. L. Pennington of Bulls Gap; Brack Pennington of Rockford, Ill.; Howard Pennington of Woodway, Va.

Funeral will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist church here.  The Rev. Mr. Cooper of Johnson City will officiate, assisted by Dr. J. G. Hughes, pastor. 

Burial will be in the City cemetery.

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

Pallbearers: E. M. Salyers, Dewitt Cox, Jim Poston, Sam Brock, Ray Miller, J. P. Gamble, W. H. Hale, F. C. Byerley, Robert Rasnic, Albert Parker, James Peterson and Mr. Hancock of Bristol.

(Kingsport Times, Sunday, May 25, 1941)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Louvenia L. (Jennings) Perkins

JONESVILLE, Va  -  Mrs. Louvenia J. Perkins, 86, Everetts, Ky., formerly of Jonesville, Va., died Wednesday morning ( Jan. 28, 1998 ) at Knox County General Hospital in Barbourville , Ky.

    Mrs. Perkins was born in Lee County, Va., where she lived prior to moving to Kentucky in 1968.  She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and a member of First United Methodist Church of Jonesville for many years.

    She was a daughter of the late S. M. and Mattie Russell Jennings.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Perkins, in 1982; two sisters, Mrs Zelma Ledford and Mrs Verda McAuliff; and two brothers, M. B. Jennings and Olin Jennings.

    Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hushel Stradley, Oak Ridge; three brothers, C. L. Jennings, Roanoke, Va., H. P. Jennings, Jonesboro, Ark., and B. G. Jennings, Wise, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jennings Family Cemetery , Jonesville , Va. , with the Rev. Keith Knight officiating.

    Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

    Carty Funeral Home, Norton-Wise, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

(From Kingsport Times-News' of Friday, January 30, 1998)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Forest Ramon "Perk" Perkinson

Forest "Perk" Perkinson, 82, Indianapolis , formerly of Lexington , Ind. , died Saturday [ 8/19/1989 ].  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Vail-Holt Funeral Home, Hanover , with calling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.  He was former owner and operator of Perk Specialties Inc., and Moore and Perk Plastics, both of Indianapolis , before retiring.  He owned Perk's Farms, Lexington .  He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and past president of Indianapolis Boat Association.  Survivors:  Wife, Maxine Quillen Perkinson; son, L. R. Perkinson; daughters, Reba Burch and Leona Featherstone; brothers, Ernest, Virgil and William Perkinson; sisters, Marjorie Schmidlapp and Marie Montgomery; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

(from obituary in Indianapolis newspaper of 20/21 August 1989)

Indianapolis newspaper
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Austin Paul Perry Jr.

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Austin Paul Perry Jr., 57, went home to be with his Lord on Monday (March 21, 2005) at his residence.

Paul was born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 19, 1947 and was the son of Nannie Ruth Thompson Perry and the late Austin Paul Perry Sr.

He was of the Baptist faith and attended Durham's Chapel Church where he sang bass in the Durham's Chapel Quartet. He was a member of the Clinchport Masonic Lodge #267.

He was a loving husband, son, brother, nephew, brother-in-law, uncle, papaw and dear friend to all who knew him.

In addition to his father, Austin Paul Perry Sr. in 1995, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and a brother and sister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Barbara Lane Perry, of the home; his mother, Ruth Thompson Perry, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two sisters, Annie Jean Overbay, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Dorothy Winstead and husband, Lawrence of Kingsport; two brothers, James Perry and wife, Rita, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Don Perry and wife, Brenda, Kingsport; two very special "grandchildren," Ginny and Rachel, who were his pride and joy; an aunt, Vida Hood and husband, Bob, Kingsport; uncle, William Thompson and wife, Velma, Clinchport, Va.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, James and Sandy Lane, Norton, Va., Larry and Teresa Lane, Jerry and Wanda Cowden, and Scott and Lynn Wolfe, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; father-in-law, Orbin Lane, Gate City, Va.; several special nieces and nephews and a host of special friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home. Masonic services will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. by the Masonic Lodge #267 of Clinchport, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Rhoton, the Rev. Ralph Begley, the Rev. Junior Puckett and the Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating.

Durhams Chapel Choir and Pine Grove Harmony will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pierson Family Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. for the graveside service.

Scott Wolfe, Jerry Cowden, Larry Lane, Jose Aquino, Reggie Lane, Jimmy Starnes, Ricky Overbay and Brad Perry will serve as pallbearers.

Andrew Perry, Mickey Vaughn, Kenneth McNew, Lawrence Winstead, Kevin Horne, Junior Overbay and the men of Durhams Chapel Church will serve as honorary pallbearers and special honorary pallbearer, James Lane.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Curtis Edward Perry Sr.

MANCHESTER, Pa. - Curtis E. Perry Sr., 61, of Newberry Township, Manchester, entered into rest Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2001) at his residence.

Born Feb. 2, 1940 in Ft. Blackmore, Va., he was a son of the late John William and Etta Jewell (Hall) Perry. He retired from York International after 31 years of service and most recently worked part-time for Schaad Detective Agency.

Survivors include a son, Curtis Edward Perry Jr., Dover, Pa.; a daughter, Melanie Ann Wisner, Dover, Pa.; four sisters and sons-in-law, Julia Bernice Mitchell, Nickelsville, Va., Nancy Lou Starnes, Duffield, Va., Linis and Gaynell Begley, and Larry and Darlene Sue Bowen, both of Weber City, Va.; two brothers, Roy Mack Perry, York Haven, Pa., and Gerald Marion Perry, Duffield, Va.; three granddaughters and one grandson; several nieces and nephews; also a very special friend, Mary Hunter, Manchester, Pa.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Heffner Funeral Home Chapel and Crematory, Inc.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Mabel L. Seville officiating.

Burial will follow at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2997 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion, Pa. 17356.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emma Catherine "Cat" (Gose) Perry

GATE CITY , Va. - Emma Catherine "Cat" Gose Perry, 80, departed this life early Saturday morning ( March 23, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and was employed with Mountain Empire Senior Citizens. She attended Copper Creek Community Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bill Perry in 1990; parents, Giles G. Gose and Lou Martin Gose; sisters, Betty Quillen and Sue Johnson; and brother, Charles I. Gose.

Survivors include her sisters, Virginia Gose Meade and Dana Gose Bailey, both of Kingsport; niece, Helen G. Sanders, Gate City, Va.; nephews, Martin Quillen, Idona, Turkey, Scottie Gose, Blountville, and Jimmy Gose, Mount Carmel; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence on Shoemaker Drive , Gate City .

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

Music will be provided by Jim Baker.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery . The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Kilgore, M.J. Mann, Ford Quillen, Danny Meade and Jonathan Bailey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Copper Creek Community Church , Rt. 2, Box 959 - A, Gate City , Va. , 24251 or Duffield Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 78 , Duffield , Va. 24244 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John William Perry

DUFFIELD, Va. -- John Perry, 78, died Saturday (April 18, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 17, 1919, he was a lifelong resident of the area and was a farmer. He was a son of the late William and Julia Estep Perry . In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Etta Jewel Hall Perry ; his second wife, Virgie Hatfield Perry ; two daughters, Ona Starnes and Sarah Harvey Robinson; a son, John Valentine Perry ; three sisters, Ona Baker, Myrtle Estepp and Francis Castle; and three brothers, Franklin Perry , Austin Perry and Trankler Perry . Surviving are four daughters, Ms. Julie Berniece Mitchell, Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Ray (Nancy) Starnes, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Linnis (Gay Nell) Begley, Sullivan Gardens, and Mrs. Larry (Darlene Sue) Bowen, Gate City, Va.; three sons, Curtis E. Perry and Roy M. Perry , both of York, Pa., and Gerald M. Perry , Duffield, Va.; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson, Christopher Roberts; several stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Larry and Darlene Sue Bowen or Ray and Nancy Starnes. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Walker Darnell and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Graveside services will be at Carter Cemetery in the Stoney Creek area of Scott County, Va. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Katherine Ruth (Carver) Perry

DUNGANNON, Va. - Katherine "Ruth" Carver Perry passed away Friday (April 4, 2003) at the University of Virginia Burn Center, Charlottesville, Va.

A native of Kingsport, Tenn., she lived most of her life in Scott County, Va. She was the daughter of the late Granville and Claudie Carver. She was a homemaker and attended Valley Creek Church. She was also a former member of Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Perry; infant twin sister, Ruby Carver; infant brother, Ted Carver; sister, Peggy Northern and sister-in-law, Ruby Wilson.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Jeannie Perry, Dungannon, Va., Keith and Alisha Perry, Church Hill, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Karen Mann, Yuma, Va.; six grandchildren, Traci (Mann) and Marvin Dockery, Gate City, Va., Jody and Jessica Perry, Dungannon, Va., Melinda (Mann) and Jason Campbell, Gray, Tenn., Marlana (Mann) and Jason Dean, Hiltons, Va., Travis Perry, Dungannon, Va. and Trevor Blake Perry, Church Hill, Tenn.; three great grandchildren, Logan, Kelsey and Lauren Dockery, Gate City, Va. and one expectant great grandchild; six sisters, Maxie Carver, Lois King, Shirley Neeley, Mae Arnold, Faye Light and Louise Penley, all of Kingsport, Tenn.; brother, Blaine Carver, Weber City, Va.; mother-in-law, Myrtle Perry, Dungannon, VA; six sisters-in-law, Jerlean Begley, Gray, Tenn., Mildred Peak, Weber City, Va., Norma Lea Sluss, Dungannon, Va., Naomi Gillenwater, Birmingham, Ala., Janice Stapleton, Kingsport, Tenn. and Kathy Parsons, Indiana; three brothers-in-law, Charles Perry, Dungannon, Va., Ronnie Perry, Wilmington, N.C. and Randy Perry, Kingsport, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her children.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating. Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Mike Brickey.

Burial will follow the service at Carter Cemetery, Stoney Creek, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mack Junior Perry

GATE CITY, Va. — Mack Perry , 59, entered into rest Saturday (Feb. 23, 2008) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. Feb. 15, 1949 to the late Stonewall Jackson Perry and Vina May Baldwin Perry .

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Venus Perry ; two brothers, Jessie and Mark Perry .

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Perry , Gate City, Va.; step mother, Berniece Mitchell, Nickelsville, Va.; sister, Ruby Kern, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Fred Perry and wife, Betty, Middletown, Ohio, Lester Perry and wife, Linda, St. Louis, Mo. and Jackie Perry , Nickelsville, Va.; several step grandchildren; and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Baldwin Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. with Rev. Howard Taylor officiating. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Perry family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Sara "Baldwin" Perry

DUNGANNON, Va. - Myrtle Sara Perry, 89, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Oct. 23, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on March 19, 1914 and had lived here all of her life. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Perry was the daughter of the late Henry and Sena Baldwin.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Emmit Perry; son, Cecil Perry; daughter, Ruby Wilson; four brothers; and one sister.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Jearlean) Begley, Gray, Tenn., Mrs. Mildred Peak, Weber City, Va., Mrs. Norma Sluss, Dungannon, Va., Mrs. Brobas (Naomi) Gillenwater, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Ricky (Janice) Stapleton, Kingsport, Mrs. Joe (Kathy) Parson, Greenwood, Ind.; three sons, Charles Perry, Dungannon, Va., Ronnie Perry, Hallsboro, N.C., Randy Perry, Kingsport; 27 grandchildren; 36 six great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.B. Quillen, the Rev. Willie Ashworth, and the Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann.

Interment will be at Carter Cemetery (Stoney Creek).

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy Ruth (Thompson) Perry

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Nancy Ruth Thompson Perry, 92, Ft. Blackmore, VA went to be with her Savior, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at her son's home.

Ruth was born in Scott County, VA on May 7, 1920 to the late Thomas and Callie Rhodes Thompson. She was a devoted Christian who let God's light shine through her daily walk.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Austin Paul Perry, Sr., two sons, Austin Paul Perry, Jr., and an infant son, Harold Perry; an infant daughter, Shirley Perry; brother, William "Orbin" Thompson; and sister, Vida Hood preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Annie Jean Overbay; James (Rita) Perry, Dorothy (Lawrence) Winstead; Don (Brenda) Perry; 10 grandchildren, Debra (Randy) Roberts, Ricky (Kathy) Overbay, Keith Overbay, Jr., Rebecca (Tony) Thompson, Gail Overbay, Janet (Kenneth) McNew, Cindy (Mickey) Vaughn, Cora (Kevin) Horne, Bradley (Kalie) Perry, and Andrew (Kaila) Perry; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Velma Thompson; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Perry McMurray.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home of her son, James. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Terry Rhoton and Rev. Eddie Whitley officiating. James McConnell will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Houston Dingus Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The Hass brothers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Indian Path Hospital, Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Dixie Qualls with Total Home Care/Hospice, and to her special caretaker, Kathy Hass, and everyone for all the prayers, calls, and visits.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ruth Perry.

 

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Roxie (Lawson) Perry

Mrs. Roxie Lawson Perry, 86, 2304 Blakemore Drive, Kingsport, died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday (April 12, 1988) after a lengthy illness.

Born in Clinchport, Va., she had been a resident of Kingsport for the last 45 years and was a member of Grit Hill Methodist Church, Clinchport, Va.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hubert (Geneva) Welch, Kingsport; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Grant, Lee, John, James and Witt [DeWitt] Lawson.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Fune­ral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lester Smith officiating.

Entombment will be in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Paralee Marie (Gilliam) Perry

EIDSON — Paralee Marie Perry, 87, of Eidson, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Monday morning, (Oct. 22, 2007) at Rogersville Care and Rehab Center.

She was a member of Independence Missionary Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Effie Gilliam; brothers, Newt and Leonard Gilliam; sister, Mossie Lane.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Perry of the home; daughter, Deanna Weatherly and husband, David, of Asheville, N.C.; son, Glenn Perry and wife, Linda, of Church Hill; four grandchildren, Tim Perry, Eric Perry, Karen Presley, Andrea Greene; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cole; sisters-in-law, Annie Winegar of Clinchport, Va., Ruby Jones of Mt. Carmel, Ruth Perry of St. Clair, Jean Perry of Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home of sister-in-law, Annie Winegar, 6793 Robinette Valley Rd. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Horton Cemetery.

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Alpha Mary (Bledsoe) Peters

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Alpha Mary Peters, 81, of Route 1, Gate City, died at 6:25 a.m. yes­terday morning (10/27/1980) at the Colonial Hills Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born in Lee County, she had been a resident of Scott County most of her life.  She was a mem­ber of the Marble Point Mission­ary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kyle T. Peters, in March, 1978.

Surviving are four sons, Burnis Peters, Gray, Tn., Cogle Pet­ers and John W. Peters, both of Kingsport, Willard Peters, Johnson City; eight grandchil­dren; seven great-grandchil­dren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Wallen, Kingsport; one half-sis­ter, Cora Bolling. Whitmire, S.C.; one half-brother, Garlie Bledsoe, Whitmire, S.C.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home or at the home of a son, Cogle Peters, 1024 Morbin Drive, Kingsport, anytime.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Marble Point Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Wrightly Salling, Rev. Hugh L. Boy and Rev. R. D. Stallard officiating.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to serv­ices.

Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.

(Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, October 28, 1980)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Bascom Slemp Peters

Bascom Slemp Peters, 98, entered into rest August 18, 2009 at the Wexford House.

He was born in Scott County, VA to the late Robert Lincoln Peters and Sara Adeline Rosenbaum Peters.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Macie Mae Taylor Peters; daughters, Dorothy Adinolfi, Dana Bowen and Wanda Jean Peters; three sons, Allen, Preston and Cecil Peters; grandson, Buddy Adinolfi; great granddaughter, Macie Peters; five sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo Peters, Gate City, VA, Judy Peters and Vic Howard, Greenback, TN; four sons and daughters-in-law, Claude Peters, Gate City, VA, Harlan Peters and Velma, Kingsport, TN, Gary Peters and Barbara, Hiltons, VA, Nelson and Brenda Peters, Kingsport, TN; daughters-in-law, Ruth Peters, York, PA, Elizabeth Peters, Manville, VA and Thelma Peters, Church Hill, TN; 33 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 37 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the home of his son, Nelson and Brenda Peters, Kingsport, TN. Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Richard K. Dice officiating. Music will be provided by Gerald Compton and Brittany Peters.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Oak Glen Baptist Church Cemetery, Yuma, VA. The family will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Kings Highway Temple, 926 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, TN 37665.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Peters family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Ella June (Haynes) Peters

WEBER CITY, Va. — June Haynes Peters, 80, passed away Sunday (April 20, 2008) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab.

June worked at City Market in Gate City, Lynn Garden Hardware, Lynn Garden Restaurant, and was also homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Peters; parents, James Kelly Haynes Sr. and Delphia Pierson Haynes; two brothers, Joseph Clyde Haynes, James Kelly Haynes Jr.; three sisters, Lucille Haynes Jennings, Monnie Haynes Babb, Dorothy Haynes McKenzie.

She is survived by her sons, Lynn Edward Peters and wife, Sue, Ronnie Stephen and wife, Kimberly Sivert Peters; brother Glenn Haynes and wife, Gladys, Kingsport; sister, Edith Cox and husband, John, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Carrie Peters Dykes and husband, Daniel, Mount Carmel and Shawn Daniel Peters, Bristol, Tenn.; great- granddaughter, Breanna Paige Dykes; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Ronnie and Kimberly Peters.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ken Pierce officiaiting.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Childrens Ministry at Holston View United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2278 Weber City, Va. 24290.

The family extends a special thank you to the faculty of Church Hill Health Care and Rehab on wing B, and C.A.R.I.S Hospice.

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Ida Marie (McClellan) Frazier Layne Peters

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Ida Marie McClellan Peters, 76, died Saturday evening (March 20, 1999) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil R. Peters, in 1994; her parents, Hugh M. and Nannie Hammonds McClellan; a sister, Agnes Carico; brothers, Garland, Emmitt and Glen McClellan.

Surviving are daughters, Ms. Judy E. Hilton, Kingsport, and Mrs. Rory W. Paddie Jill LaFontaine, Hephzinbah, Ga.; a son, Wayne S. Frazier , Florida; grandchildren, Jeffrey Martin Frazier , Rhonda Phillips, Shannon and Joshua LaFontaine; great-granddaughter, Savanna Marie Phillips; brothers and sisters-in-law, J. Fred and Tally McClellan and Charlie and Jerri McClellan, both of Weber City, Va., Elmer and Ruby McClellan and Pat McClellan, both of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the home of the brother, J. Fred McClellan.

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

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

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Lee Smith.

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

Pallbearers will be Gary McClellan, Dane McClellan, Mike Carico, Ray Carrico, Bobby Quillen and Randy Quillen. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Bayes, Fred Carrico, Fred Kendrick and David Lee McClellan.

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

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Joan Amelia (Curry) Peters

GATE CITY, Va. — Joan Amelia Peters, 72, entered into rest Monday (Feb. 16, 2009) at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Savage, Md., on Oct. 12, 1936, to the late Bedford Daniel Curry, Sr. and Elizabeth Reilly Curry.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Peters, Sr.; sons, Billy, Jr., Bobby and Danny; brothers, Donald and Bedford Curry, Jr.; sisters, Marion Jeffries and Norma Jean Tilley.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Mike Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., and Mary "Suzy" Eaton and Dustin, Bristol, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Peters and Mary Davidson, Kingsport, Jim and Phyllis Peters, Gate City, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Curry, Maryland, Jack and Mary Curry, Maryland, Leona Earl Calcote, Arizona, Roberta Jeffries, Maryland, Carolyn and Fred Smith, Maryland; grandchildren, Aaron Martin and wife, Renee, Ami, Alicia, Amber, Beth and Jamey Peters, Jessi, Andy and Holly Hagy, Joey Eaton and Colton Blevins; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Peters Family Cemetery, Alley Valley community. The family will meet at noon at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Gertrude Maxie "Gertie" (Williams) Peters

KINGSPORT - Gertrude "Gertie" Peters, 81, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 3, 2001) after a short illness at Wellmont Bristol Hospice House.

She was born in Virginia on September 1, 1919. She was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church. Mrs. Peters was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Peters was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Patton and Polly Alley Williams; her sisters, Mrs. John (Ida) Darnell, Mrs. Eschol (Kathleen) Darnell; her brother, Kenneth Williams.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Herman J. Peters; two daughters, Inez Herrmann, Sharon Peters, both of Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Elwood and Carolyn Peters, Hot Springs, Ark., Gary and Kaye Peters, Greensboro, Ga.; grandchildren, Randy Herrmann, Amy Manto, Lee Herrmann, Robert Peters, Kecia Carroll, Shelly Baker; great-grandchildren, Phillip Herrmann, Robby Herrmann, Aubrey Herrmann, Tiffanie Herrmann, Garrett Peters, Austin Baker, MaKenze Baker; sisters, Iva Wisley, Lantha Lowe, Irene Lane, Hazel Williams; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 145 Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the church sanctuary by the Rev. G.D. Peters and the Rev. Elwood Peters.

Memorials may be made to the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Henry W. Peters

Henry W. Peters, 70, 920 New Beason Wells Road, died Wednes­day morning ( May 6, 1992 ) at his residence after a long illness.

Born in Hiltons, Va. , he had been a resident of Kingsport since 1956.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Eu­ropean and Pacific theaters.

He was a member of Bloo­mingdale Baptist Church, the Mendota Masonic Lodge 174, the Lynn Bachman Chapter 195, Kingsport Council 117, Kingsport Commandery 33, the Knoxville Consistory of Scottish Rite Ma­sons, and the Sullivan County Scottish Rite Club.

He retired from Mead Cor­poration as a machinist in 1978 af­ter 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Eileen Peters; three sons, Conley Peters and Anthony Peters, both of Kingsport, and Michael Peters, Knoxville; two grandsons; one sister, Evelyn Sampson, Hiltons; one brother, Harvey Peters, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Fu­neral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd and Bishop Jack Forbes officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery with Masonic rites con­ducted by Kingsport Masonic Lodge 688.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bloomingdale Baptist Church , 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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Submitted by Don Lane

Herman J. Peters

KINGSPORT — Herman J. Peters, 91, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday evening (Oct. 17, 2008) at Bristol Hospice House.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mr. Peters had been a resident of Kingsport for most of his life. He was retired from the Mead Corporation after over 43 years service and a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Williams Peters; parents, James and Hattie Hammonds Peters; sister, Velma Forbes; brothers, Ray Peters, Malcolm Peters, Harold Peters and Bishop Granville D. Peters.

He is survived by his daughters, Inez Herrmann and Sharon Peters, both of Kingsport; sons, Elwood Peters and wife, Carolyn of Hot Spring Village, Ark. and Gary R. Peters and wife, Kaye of Greensboro, Ga.; grandchildren, Randy Herrmann, Kecia Carroll, Amy Manto, Rob Peters and Shelly Baker; eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brothers, Rayford Peters of Blountville and Virgil Peters of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 145 Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport, Tenn.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Rev. Mike Vicars, Elder Larry Ragsdale and Pastor David Peters officiating.

Entombment services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Mausoleum. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the mausoleum at 8:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Rob Peters, Randy Herrmann, Travis Baker, Dan Bullion, Joe Brennan and Charles Carroll.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Lawson, Aurelid Manto, Austin Baker, Joe Boggs, Junior Johnson and Quenton Wilson.

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

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Lucille Virginia (Rogers) Peters

KINGSPORT - Lucille V. Peters, 82, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord on Friday (June 2, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center following an extended illness.

She has been a lifelong resident of Kingsport and attended the Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Virgil Peters; son, Michael Peters; two brothers, John W. Rogers and C. Keener Rogers; two sisters, Vessie Gilreath and Gladys Houser; and her parents, John M. and Media Mae Ketron Rogers .

She is survived by her daughter, Wenonah "Wendy" McClellan and her husband, Jim of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Donna Quillin and husband Jeff and Robbie McClellan and wife Jennifer; five great-grandchildren, Caylin, Chayla and Heath Quillin and Tori and Taylor McClellan; a brother, Arthur Rogers and wife Pauline; a very special and dear niece, Jeri Houser as well as several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the residence, 420 Chadwell Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd, officiating.

Music by Carol Hackler, Patty Fletcher and Jerry Taylor

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 9:55 am.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the 4th and 5th floor nursing staff of Indian Path Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Peters during her illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomingdale Baptist Church, 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Martha E. (Shupe) Barnette Peters

GATE CITY, Va. - Martha E. Shupe Peters, 62, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Jan. 7, 2003) at her home after a long and tiresome battle with cancer.

She was born in Scott County on July 2, 1940, the daughter of the late Luther and Alley Stewart Shupe. Mrs. Peters was a born-again Christian of the Baptist faith and a member of Midway Baptist Church.

She was a very special grandmother, mother, wife and friend. She was a very caring and loving woman with a heart of gold and will be missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Barnette; grandson, Little Bill Hicks; very special daughter-in-law, Jackie Barnette Hutchins; sister, Jeanette Darnell; and brother, J.M. Shupe.

Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Denny Peters of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bill Hicks of Gate City; son, Eddie Barnette of Gate City; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Tammy and David Thomas of Gate City; grandsons, Scottie and Ronnie Barnette of Kingsport, and Josh Hicks of Gate City; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Harper and Zachary Thomas; sisters, Mildred McDavid of Gate City, Lucy Barnette, Lois McDavid, Mrs. Ronald (Hilda) Arnold and Debbie Hall, all of Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Carmen Shupe of Duffield, Va., Luther and Francis Shupe, Alex and Linda Shupe, all of Kingsport; very special niece, Patsy Massengill; very close and personal friends, Virginia Pleasant and Frances Shupe.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Music will be provided by the Banks Family, and also Donna Hicks.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews: John McDavid, Charles Martin, Wayne McDavid, David Shupe, Butch Shupe and Earl Taylor Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Ray Shupe and Jeff Flanary.

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Mary Ruth Peters

GATE CITY - Mary Ruth Peters, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Peters, died at 3 a.m. Thursday [ 5/5/1966 ] in Wayne , Mich. ,

Survivors other than the parents are maternal grandparents,

Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDavid of Wayne, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peters of Gate City .

The body will arrive from Michigan Friday evening. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Friday, May 6, 1966)

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Nellie Cleo (Penley) Peters

KINGSPORT - Nellie Cleo Peters, 86, entered into eternal rest on Thursday (Feb. 15, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Peters was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 29, 1914, and was the daughter of the late Ira Andrew and Mary Williams Penley.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Her husband, Roy H. Peters and sisters, Gladys Alley and Nora Hammond preceded her in death in addition to her parents.

Surviving are her sister, Amma Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; her niece, Brenda Meade, Kingsport; along with several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Manis and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by the Heavenly Reflections.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Arley Wayne Peters

KINGSPORT — A. Wayne Peters, 70, of Kingsport, died on Sunday (May 3, 2009).

He was born on July 22, 1938 in Kingsport. A 1957 graduate of Sullivan High School, Wayne received his Bachelor and Master Degrees from East Tennessee State University. He also served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He played football for ETSU from 1957-1961, serving as team co-captain. He also played football in the Army for the Fort Benning (Ga.) Doughboys.

Wayne later taught and served as an athletics coach at Chattanooga Brainerd High School, Church Hill High School, Blountville Middle School, Ross N. Robinson and Dobyns-Bennett High School, where he coached football, soccer, track and women’s basketball. As a soccer coach at DB, his teams won two state championship titles in 1984 and 1985.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Ketron Peters; an infant daughter, Jennifer Peters; his parents, Rayford "Pete" and Trula Peters; and two sisters, Barbara Rogan and Shirley Murry.

He is survived by his two children, a son, Michael Peters and a daughter, Leslie Peters Tentler and her husband, Robert Tentler, Jr.; one grandson, Michael Brett Peters; a sister and brother- in-law, Sheila Morelock and Roy Morelock; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Nina Ketron and husband, Wallace Ketron, Jr. and Wayne Ketron and wife, Bonnie Ketron; several nieces and nephews; and a family friend, Evelyn McConnell.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Kingsport Community Church of God.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to East Tennessee State University, Box 70267, Johnson City, Tenn. 37614.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Wayne Peters.

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Bernice (Snodgrass) Peters

GATE CITY, Va. - Bernice S. Peters, 62, Gate City, Va., died Monday (April 20, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she retired from the ASC Office in Gate City, Va., and was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Flurnoy Peters, March 16, 1991; her parents, Eugene and Nannie Hammonds Snodgrass; and one brother, Ray "Little Slick" Snodgrass.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Brenda) Robinette, Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren; one brother, Garland Snodgrass, Florida.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Slagle and the. Rev. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Peters family cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Life Saving Crew.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Bert Carl Peters

DUFFIELD, Va. — Bert Carl Peters, 63, Duffield, Va. and formerly of Ft. Blackmore, Va. went to be with the Lord, Thursday (May 8, 2008) at the VA Mountain Home in Johnson City, Tenn.

Mr. Peters was born in Scott County, Va. on February 14, 1945, son of the late Corbin Henry and Nora Lane Peters. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Junior Lee Tipton.

Surviving are his sisters Mary Inez Crabtree and husband Bill, Denison, Tex., Linda Faye Tipton, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; nieces Jenna Smith and husband Talmadge, Austin, Tex., Joy Walters and husband Bradley, Denison, Tex.; nephew Paul Crabtree and wife Audrey, Arvada, Colo.; great nephews Corbin and Garrison Walters and Augustus Smith; great nieces Georgia Pearl Walters and Olivia Joy Smith; aunts Ann Quillen, Indiana, Nellie Custer and husband Jim, Missouri and Opal Peters, Kingsport; an uncle Worley Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; along with a host of friends and loving relatives.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Coy Butler and the Rev. Marvin Egan officiating.

The Clinch River Boys will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Peters Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and Post #265 of Gate City, Va. assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Nephews and cousins will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

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Billy Franklin Peters Sr.

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Billy Franklin Peters Sr., 63, entered into rest on Friday (July 16, 1999) at his residence.

Mr. Peters was born in Winchester, Va. on January, 4, 1936, a son of the late Wales Flurnoy and Delphia LaForce Peters .

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sons, Robert Clinton Peters , Daniel Lee Peters and Billy Franklin Peters Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Peters , Fort Blackmore; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Michael Hagy, Nicklesville, Suzy and Bobby Eaton, Bristol, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Theresa Peters , Kingsport, James and Phyllis Peters , Gate City; grandchildren, Aaron Martin, Ami, Alicia, Amber, Beth and Jamey Peters , Amanda and Ashley Collins, Jessie, Andy and Holly Hagy.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eritt Darnell officiating. Music will be provided by Peters Chapel Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Peters Cemetery, Fort Blackmore. The family will be meeting at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Burnis L. Peters

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -- Burnis L. Peters, 71, 1290 Elm St., Christiansburg, Va., died Thursday (Nov. 2, 1989) at Montgomery County Hospital after a long illness.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., but had lived most of his life in the Oak Grove community of Washington County, Tenn.  He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Co.

He was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Christiansburg and a former member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gray.

He was the son of the late Kyle and Alpha Bledsoe Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian McMurray Peters; one son, Steve Peters, Gray; one daughter, Mrs. Julian (Janet) McMurray, Blacksburg, Va.; nine stepsons, Ross Snyder, Pensacola, Fla., Carl Snyder, Gray, Leo Snyder, Atlanta, Ga., John Pennington, Johnson City, Charles Pennington, Florida, J. W. McMurray, Charles Town, W. Va., Michael McMurray, Christiansburg, Va., Cary and Stephen McMurray, both of Blacksburg, Va.; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Willard Peters, Johnson City, Cogle Peters and John Peters, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Dr. E. E. Carrier officiating.

Pallbearers will be members of the church.

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

Burial will be in the Monte Vista Burial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, November 3, 1989

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Carl Edward Peters

WEBER CITY, Va. - Carl Edward Peters, 77, Church Street, departed this life Thursday (Oct. 25, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Creoma, Ky., he was a life member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, holding membership for 51 consecutive years, October 1950 to October 2001.

He entered the armed services in 1943, and served in the U.S. Army's 1st Division during World War II. He served first as an infantryman, landing on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion and later saw combat in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. After having been wounded twice, he was transferred to the 4th Signal Battalion, where he served his remaining tour of duty. After the war's end, he continued to serve an additional year in the Army during the occupation of Germany.

He was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George M. Peters and Lula Vermillion Peters; and a brother, H. Paul Peters.

Surviving are his wife, June Haynes Peters, Weber City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn Edward Peters and Sue Cassell Peters, Lebanon, Va., Ronnie Peters and Kimberly Sivert Peters, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Carrie Michele Peters and fiance Daniel Dykes, and Shawn Daniel Peters, all of Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Howard officiating. Eulogy will be given by Paul Blessing.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holston View Cemetery with honors by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Haynes, David Cassell, Jason Price, Larry Donihe, Harry Calton, and Winfred Daugherty.

Honorary pallbearers will be M.J. Peters, Presley Legg and J. Fred McClellan.

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Cecil H. "Pete" Peters

SPRING GROVE, Pa. — Cecil H. "Pete" Peters, 69, of Spring Grove, died on Feb. 8, 2009 at his residence. He was the husband of Ruth M. (Myers) Peters and together they celebrated 47 years of marriage.

Born on Jan. 17, 1940 in Gate City, Va., he was the son of Bascom S. Peters of Gate City, Va., and the late Macie (Taylor) Peters. He worked for 35 years as a spot welder for Cole Steel and later worked for Harley-Davidson.

He was a member of the Pentecostals of York, the Starview Sportsman Club, the Hickory Heights Golf Club and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 175. He was an avid golfer and hunter.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Macie K. Peters; brothers, Alan and Preston Peters; sisters, Dorothy Adinolfi, Dana Bowen and Wanda Jean Peters.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a daughter, Selma Lynn Caskey and her husband, Todd of Spring Grove; sons, Dennis K. Peters and his wife, Michelle of York, Cecil D. Peters and his wife, Diana of Seven Valleys and Clifford E. Peters and his wife, Dee of Manchester; grandchildren, Tana Phillips, Jasmine Caskey, Sandra Costa, Stephen Caskey, Todd Caskey, Jr., Cory Peters, Zachary Peters, Anthony Peters, Kristina Peters, Jessica Anthony, Heather Brenner, Markea Fahringer, Cheyenne Peters, Andrea Rodweller, Dalton Peters, Dustin Peters and Mikayla Peters; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bill Peters and friend, Barbara and Claude Peters, all of Gate City, Va., Nelson Peters and wife, Brenda of Kingsport and Harlen Peters and wife, Velma of Church Hill; two sisters, Mary Jo Peters of Gate City, Va. and Judy Peters of Knoxville; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Thelma Peters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewings will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, Pa. 17403 and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at The Pentecostals of York, 1550 E. 11th Avenue, York, Pa. 17402.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Jerry K. Tipton Sr. officiating.

Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to http://pages.teamintraining.org/cpa/rnr09/cmann. www.etzweiler.com.

Kingsport Times-News
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Elder Charlie D. Peters

Elder Charlie D. Peters, 76, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning (August 3, 2011) at Holston Manor.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia and lived most of his life in Kingsport. Mr. Peters retired from TVA (John Sevier Plant). He was an Elder of Calvary Way Independent Baptist Church in Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Colleen Peters in 2009; his parents, Isaac and Myrtle Fuller Peters; sisters, Ethel Wolfe, Vickie Ashworth, Peggy Brooks, and Betty Brooks; brothers, Issac N. Peters, Jr. and Curtis M. Peters.

Charlie Peters is survived by his daughters, Terri Vermillion (of the home), Cathy Bunch and husband, Tommy (Dunlap, TN); grandchildren, Chad Robinson and wife, Heather, Ashley Harris and husband, Terry, Josh Lifford and wife, Nicole, and Leeanna McKinley; 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Martha Dalton (Blountville, TN); brothers, Rev. Joseph Peters and wife, Janice (Kingsport, TN), Jackson Peters (Kingsport, TN) along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (August 6, 2011) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday (August 6, 2011) at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joseph Peters officiating. Music will be provided by Heather Robinson.

A graveside service will follow the funeral on Saturday (August 6, 2011) at Peters Family Cemetery with Darren Peters, Marion Peters, Lynn Combs, Gary Hinkle, Trevor Hensley, and Richard Brooks serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Peters family.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Elmer Peters

Gate City, Va.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Charlie Elmer Peters, who died at his home in Gate City Tuesday at 8 p. m., will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. at the Robinette Valley School. The Rev. Charlie Lane and the Rev. Lucian Lane will officiate. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery near Speers Ferry.

Survivors include his father A. R. Peters: seven sisters; Mrs. Stella Bellamy,

Mrs. Lillian Tipton, Mrs. Truly Martin. Mrs. Ruby Harris and Miss Opal Peters of Gate City, Mrs. Claris Winegar of Kingsport and Mrs. Emily Clark of Morristown: two brothers, Otis Peters and Lofa Peters of Gate City.

The body will be removed from the Huff Funeral Home to the home in Gate City Wednesday afternoon.

Kingsport Times-News, 1947

Cogle Burdette Peters

KINGSPORT - Cogle B. Peters, 83, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2004).

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Feb. 18, 1921. Mr. Peters was a long-term member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and retired from Eastman Chemical Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle and Alpha Bledsoe Peters; and three brothers, Burnis, John (J.W.) and Willard Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Ora Peters, of the home; one son, Sammy Peters and wife Judy Cain Peters, Winston-Salem, N.C.; two grandchildren, Todd Peters and wife Jill of Walkerstown, N.C. and Brian Peters and wife Lori of King, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Stephen and Garrison Peters, sons of Todd and Jill.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Cecil Sturgill officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Buford Laney, Sam Hagy, Jim Brooks, Gains Hensley, Wade Eldreth, Walter Rhoton and W.C. Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Brown, Eugene Vaughn, Glen Winegar and Dr. Millard Porter.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1444 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Peters family.

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     Corbin Henry Peters

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. -- Corbin Henry Peters, 83, Route 1, Ft. Blackmore, Va., died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday [8/11/1985] at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired farmer and coal miner.  He attended Peterson's Chapel Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Lane Peters, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Mary Inez) Crabtree, Dennison, Texas and Miss Linda Faye Pet­ers, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one son, Bert Carl Peters, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; six grandchildren; three sis­ters, Mrs. Edna Smith, Gate City, Mrs. Rosa Carrico, Kingsport and Mrs. Nellie Custer, Alton, Mo.; one brother, Ofaril Peters, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with The Rev. Eritt Darnell and Oscar Peters officiating,

Burial will be in the Peters Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 11, 1985

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

Earnest Preston Peters

GATE CITY, Va. — Earnest Preston Peters, 72, of Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord, Friday (Feb. 15, 2008) after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Preston was born April 2, 1935 in Scott County, Va., and lived most of his adult life in the Manville community. He was the son of Bascom Peters and the late Mae Peters.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Adonolfi and Wanda Peters and his brother, Allen Peters.

He was a faithful member of Manville Holiness Church, a carpenter and a farmer. He loved the Lord, and his family and was a friend to all who knew him.

Preston is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth McDavid Peters, Gate City, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Freda Lloyd, Kingsport, Martha and Paul Amos, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight and Joy Peters, Kingsport, Dwayne and Sandra Peters, Gate City, Va., Michael and Jennifer Peters, Fall Branch, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Daniel Lloyd and wife, Carrie, Sarah Lloyd, Danielle Peters, Nathaniel and Scott Amos, Grady and Rachel Peters, Zachary Winegar, Caleb and Katelyn Peters; one great grandson, Aaron Lloyd; sisters, Dana Bowen, Gate City, Va., Mary Jo Peters, Gate City, Va., Judy Peters, Greenback, Tenn.; brothers, Cecil and Ruth Peters, Spring Grove, Pa., Claude Peters, Gate City, Va., Harlan and Velma Peters, Kingsport, Gary "Bill" Peters, Hiltons, Va. and Nelson and Brenda Peters, Kingsport; Preston is also survived by many cousins; a host of nieces and nephews; plus many dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Phil Christian and Rev. Deon Turner officiating.

Music will be provided by Kim and Ronnie Absher.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Adams Cemetery, Manville community of Scott County. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Preston requested that memorial contributions be made to Adams Cemetery Fund, c/o Dwayne Peters, 3706 Red Hill Road, Gate City, Va., 24251 for upkeep of cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Peters family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Elizabeth Canzadie (Williams) Peters

GATE CITY, Va. — Elizabeth Canzadie Williams Peters, author of My Home Town, Gate City and Scott County, Va., departed this life on May 19, 2009.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1934.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Obert M. and Sally Alene Lane Williams; sister, Patricia Williams; and brother, Edward Williams.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Mack H. Peters of Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Darlene Smith and husband, Tom and June Sims and husband, Ken of Durham, N.C.; five grandchildren, Brad Estepp, Mandie Lane Meade of Blountville, LaDonna Holloman of Clayton, N.C., Beverly Peters of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Kimberly O’Connor of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren, T.J. Holleman, Katlynn Holleman, Kellan O’Connor, Alyssa Albert and Blake Peters, all of North Carolina, Peyton Estepp and Carter Estepp of Church Hill and Lake Meade of Blountville; brother, Bobby Williams of Manassas, Va.; two life-time friends, Ruby Bright of Weber City, Va. and Harry G. Penley of Gate City, Va.; three extended daughters, Karen Holcomb, Gloria McDavid and Nancy Bays; three very special god sent friends, Zella Gardner, Bernice and Megan Starnes; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Paul Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Tom Smith.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the grave no later than 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Elizabeth Canzadie Williams Peters.

Kingsport Times-News
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Ella June (Haynes) Peters

WEBER CITY, Va. — June Haynes Peters, 80, passed away Sunday (April 20, 2008) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab.

June worked at City Market in Gate City, Lynn Garden Hardware, Lynn Garden Restaurant, and was also homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Peters; parents, James Kelly Haynes Sr. and Delphia Pierson Haynes; two brothers, Joseph Clyde Haynes, James Kelly Haynes Jr.; three sisters, Lucille Haynes Jennings, Monnie Haynes Babb, Dorothy Haynes McKenzie.

She is survived by her sons, Lynn Edward Peters and wife, Sue, Ronnie Stephen and wife, Kimberly Sivert Peters; brother Glenn Haynes and wife, Gladys, Kingsport; sister, Edith Cox and husband, John, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Carrie Peters Dykes and husband, Daniel, Mount Carmel and Shawn Daniel Peters, Bristol, Tenn.; great- granddaughter, Breanna Paige Dykes; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Ronnie and Kimberly Peters.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ken Pierce officiating.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Ministry at Holston View United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2278 Weber City, Va. 24290.

The family extends a special thank you to the faculty of Church Hill Health Care and Rehab on wing B, and C.A.R.I.S Hospice.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emma D. (Eldridge) Peters

NORTON, Va. - Emma D. Peters, 70, died Tuesday (April 5, 2005) at her home on Main Avenue.

A native of Ewing, Va., she spent most of her life in Norton. She was a retired LPN nurse from Norton Community Hospital. She was an active volunteer with the Norton Rescue Squad and attended the Hilltop Mission.

She is survived by her husband of over 51 years, Jack Peters Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Sam Winegar, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Peters Jr., Gate City, Va., Gene and Barbara Peters, Morganton, N.C., Jerry and Sandy Peters, Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Robyn, Jared, April and Lindsey Peters, Sean Wampler, Genie Brickey, Caleb and Kaitlin Peters; two grandchildren, Misty Barber and Erik Winegar; six great-grandchildren, Payton, Ashton, and Katie Wampler, Evan Blaze Brickey, Lela Winegar and Caleb Barber. Other survivors include sisters, Lillian Hampton, Newport News, Va., and Alvonia Miller, Wise, Va.; several special nieces and nephews, and special friends, Rose Vanwinkle and Loretta Rose.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va.

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

Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home where they then will go in procession to Laurel Grove Cemetery where burial will take place at 11 a.m.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emmett Harding Peters

Emmett H. Peters, age 91, of Church Hill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Mr. Peters was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy in the South Pacific. He was employed by Eastman Kodak and retired after 40 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He attended Marble Point Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Pierson Peters; and his parents, Dow and Nan Peters; three sisters and two brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Peters; son, David Peters and wife Loretta; two grandsons, Ryan and Christopher; sister, Anne Estep and husband Arthur. He is further survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Reverend David Templeton officiating.

A military graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 following the funeral at Oak Hill Memorial Park with the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 according military honors.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Emmett H. Peters.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ernest Talmadge Peters

WEBER CITY, Va - Ernest Talmadge Peters, 80, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday (March 15, 1992) at the residence after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was retired from the Acid Division of Tennessee Eastman Company and was a deacon of West End Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Jalie Owens Peters; and one brother, Z. T. Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Quillin Peters; two daughters, Mrs. James (Barbara) Barnette and Mrs. J.C. (Margaret) Pendleton, both of Gate City; one son, Clyde E. Peters, Port Arthur, Texas; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Carter, Dungannon, Va., and Lucille Peters, Kingsport; two brothers, Eugene Peters, Glouchester, Va., and Orville Peters, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at West End Baptist Church with the Rev. H. P. Venable officiating.

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

Deacons of the church will serve as pallbearers and grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in the West End Baptist Church Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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Eva Carmen (Gibson) Peters

COEBURN, Va. - Eva Carmen Peters, 74, passed away Friday (June 2, 2006) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.

She was a retired employee of the Buster Brown Garment Factory and a member of the Pine Camp Church of God of Prophecy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Peters.

Surviving are two daughters, Becky Beverly and her husband, Bruce of Coeburn, Va., and Norma Crowder and her husband, Ken of Norton, Va.; a brother, Gene Gibson of Coeburn, Va.; four sisters, Bernice Holland of Meridian, Miss., Billie Powers of Castlewood, Va., Sharon Plaster of Odessa, Fla., and Jackie Manning of Riverside, Calif.; five grandsons, Aaron Beverly, Cody Crowder, Brandon Crowder, Caleb Crowder and Tanner Crowder; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Curt Bond officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Greenwood Acres Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Camp Church of God of Prophecy Heat Pump Fund, P.O. Box 1419, Coeburn, Va. 24230, the American Cancer Society, 9 E. Church Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24011 or to the American Diabetes Association, Knoxville Office, 900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 240, Knoxville, Tenn. 37915.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Gary Lee “Buster” Peters

Gary Lee “Buster” Peters, 65, of Hiltons, Virginia, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Indian Path Medical Center (Kingsport, TN).

Mr. Peters was born August 23, 1947, in Kingsport, TN. He was the son of the late Arthur Lee Peters and Helen Geneva Warf Peters.

Mr. Peters proudly served his country in the United States Army.

During his lifetime, he worked as a cook and, also, in painting. Buster loved to do any and all kinds of work, such as mowing and landscaping.

Mr. Peters was a born again Christian and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-mother, Mary Ferry; special uncle and aunt, Ruby and Stuart Snodgrass; grandparents, Dow and Nan Peters, and Wayne and Mary Warf; and a sister, Peggy Haynes.

Survivors of Gary Lee “Buster” Peters include his wife, Mary Lou Peters; daughter, Sherry King; stepson, Robby Berry and wife Crystal and unborn grandchild, Caleb Lee; sisters, Linda Price and husband Mack, Jean Collins, Donna Simpson, Kimberly Burkey, and Selena Williams; brothers, Bill Peters and wife Pam, and Johnny Peters and wife Barbara; step-brother, Danny Barrett; and special cousins, Carol and Jack Mullins, Harold and Marie Snodgrass, and Gerald and Phyllis Snodgrass.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). Friends and neighbors may also visit anytime at Mr. Peters’ residence and also at the residence of Linda and Mack Price (Yuma, VA).

A funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2013 in the funeral home chapel. Harold Shoemaker will officiate.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Mountain Home National Cemetery (Mountain Home, TN). Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #3 / #265. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery prior to the service start time. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and hospice staff at Indian Path Medical Center for their loving care and support of Buster and his family during his time there.

Serving the family of Gary Lee “Buster” Peters is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Glen Kyle Peters

LIMESTONE — Glen Kyle Peters, 80, Limestone, passed away Saturday (Aug. 18, 2007) at Johnson City Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County, Mr. Peters was retired from Kingsport Press after 42 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Germany in World War II. His favorite pastime was camping with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nobel and Margaret Peters; brothers, Abe, Bill and Carl Peters; sisters, Zella Penley, Estelle Shelley, Floy Shell, Betty Roundtree and Monnie McConnell; grandson, Glen Page.

Glen is survived by his loving wife, Doretta Templeton Peters, of the home; daughters, Linda Easterling and husband, Raymond, Limestone, Barbara Page, of the home; sons, Ronald Peters and wife, Diana, Kingsport, Mark Peters and wife, Sheila, Church Hill; grandchildren, Dale Page and wife, Alison, Leanne Jennings and husband, Michael, Amy May and husband, Eric, Casey Peters and wife, Cassey, Stephanie Peters and Andrew Peters; great- grandchildren, Justin Page, Sabrina Page, Tabitha Page, Philip Page, Sage Jennings, Haley Jennings and Taylor May; sister, Wanda Helms, Weber City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

Eulogy by Carl Bowery. Music will be provided by Jim Carter.

Military graveside service will be Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery at 11 a.m. conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265 and Virginia National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Justin Page, Kevin Collins, Larry Gilliam, Eric May, Barry Helms, Michael Jennings, Sage Jennings and Andrew Peters.

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

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Granville Delmer "G. D." Peters, Bishop

KINGSPORT - Bishop, Granville "G.D." Delmer Peters, 83, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Aug. 5, 2007) following a brief illness at Holston Valley Medical Center.

G.D. Peters became pastor of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church Sept. 7, 1952, having served as co-pastor for eight months prior to that date. Today he and Sister Peters are celebrating over 54 years with this church.

Bishop Peters was ordained April 5, 1952, by Bishops L.A. Parent, M.M. Hudson, and B.M. David in Miami, Fla., at the midwinter conference of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. He had served the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ in the following offices: Chairman of the Southeastern District for eight years, National Sunday School Director for four years, and Assistant General Chairman for four years.

Bro. Peters was the first chairman of the International Apostolic Fellowship, chartered in 1969, and was presently serving as Bishop. He helped form, and became a trustee of, the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship in 1970. Today, over ninety organizations have come together for fellowship with over 10,000 ministers. Bishop Peters was chairman of the Missionary Arm of the AWCF and has been on every continent of the world.

He was educated in Scott County, Va., and Sullivan County, Tenn. He finished high school after World War II at East Tennessee State University, received a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from Indiana Bible College on May 22, 1983, a Honorary Doctorate's Degree in Theology on Sept. 5, 1987, and a Doctorate of Theology Degree on June 7, 1996 Parkersburg Bible College.

Bishop Peters was preceded in death by his parents, J. Patton and Hattie Hammond Peters; sister, Velma Forbes; brothers, Roy Peters, Malcom Peters and Harold "Pete" Peters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 wonderful years, Lou Culberson Peters, of the home; daughters, Jewel Baker and husband, Stephen, Kingsport, and Gloria Livingston and husband, Dean, Blountville; sons, David Peters and wife, Cindy, Kingsport, and Jonathan Peters, Blountville; eight grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; brothers, Herman Peters, Kingsport, Rayford Peters, Bristol, Tenn, and Virgil Peters, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Apostolic Lighthouse, Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Apostolic Lighthouse, with Bishop Billy McCool, Bishop Dean Livingston and Lighthouse Elders officiating. Music will be provided by Lighthouse singers, and Shana Livingston.

An entombment service will be conducted following the funeral service at Oak Hill Mausoleum with The Lighthouse Ministry serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Denny Livingston, Chris Baker, Brandon Peters, Erik Peters, Jeff Davis, and Rev. Spencer McCool, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made to Lighthouse Christian School at P.O. Box 4158, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665. The school was founded as a dream of Bishop Peters.

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

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Harold Burnette Peters

GATE CITY, Va. - Harold Burnette Peters, 82, passed away Sunday (Aug. 12, 2001) at the Hospice House in Bristol.

He was born in Lee County on March 28, 1919 to the late William S. (Bud) and Amanda L. Parsons Peters. He was a retired farmer, and was of the the Baptist faith.

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

Mr. Peters was a graduate of Pennington Gap High School and was well known for his work in the genealogy field.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ethel F. Bright, Eva P. Teichert, and Ruth Cramer; brothers, Billy B. Peters, and Ernest E. Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Ann Peters, Gate City; daughters, Sandra L. Gamber, Winchester, Va., Linda Lou Clegg, Taneytown, Md., Mary E. Grubb, Sykesville, Md.,

Freddie Sue Peters, Sykesville, Md., Joy Lynn Smith, Kingsport; nieces, Shirley Huffman, Miamisburg, Ohio, Lucy Burgan, Jonesville, Va., Ernestine Poe, Jonesville, Va., Caroline Johnson, Baltimore, Md.; nephews, William P. Teichert, Knoxville, William F. Peters, Wurtland, Ky.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at his residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Bowen officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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Henry Clairon Peters Sr.

Henry C. Peters, Sr., 75, 1845 Garland St., Kingsport, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 15, 1995) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company as an operator in 1980 after more than 39 years service. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a charter member of Christ Fellowship Church in Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Josephine Lane Peters.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Naomi Peters, of the home; one daughter, Judy Peters, Kingsport; one son, Henry C. Peters, Jr., Kingsport; three grandchildren; one sister, Winona Cox, Kingsport; one brother, Earl G. Peters, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8. p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gregory DePriest officiating.

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

Memoria I contributions may be made to Christ Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 701, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Ida Louise (Starnes) Peters

GATE CITY, Va. - Louise Starnes Peters, 58, Route 2, Gate City, Va., died Wednesday (March 4, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she retired from Arcata Graphics in the photo department and was of the Methodist faith:

She was preceded in death by her parents, George E. and Gladys May Larkey Starnes.

Surviving are one daughter, Tricia Farthing Redwine, Colonial Heights; one son, Donald Glenn Peters, Church Hill; eight grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Mae Larkey Dishner, Hiltons, Va.; one brother, Conley C. Starnes, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. David Wadsworth officiating.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Lawson Confederate Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Jalie E. (Owens) Peters

DUNGANNON - Mrs. Jalie Owens Peters, 81, Route 1, died at Kingsport's Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Hancock County, she spent most of her life in Scott County and was a member of McConnell Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters Miss Lucille Peters, Kingsport, and Mrs. Mary Carter, Dungannon; sons, Ernest, Gate City, Eugene, Gloster, Va., Orville Peters, Kingsport; a half-brother, James A. Wallen, Ardmore, Okla.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jalie Owens Peters will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. James A. Boatright, and Rev. Wrightly Sailing officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday night.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT NEWS Wednesday, January 10, 1973)

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James Marvin Peters

JAMES MARVIN "Pete" PETERS, 1934-2010, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 2, 2010, in Dayton, Ohio, at age 76. He was born in Ceredo, W.Va., to Francis Walker and Ola Bernie Evelyn Clarkson Peters. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Ann Hampton Peters; son, Douglas (Traci); daughter, Sara Deem (Mark); granddaughter, Shanna Bragg (Robert); sister, Judith Phillips (Bob); half-sister, Elise Bower (Dan). He is also survived by a beloved extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Penny; and half-brother, John W. Peters. Jim graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School in 1952. He attended Berea College (KY), served in the U.S. Army, and then graduated from Marshall in 1959 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Jim earned his Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering (1966) from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Jim worked for over 30 years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (OH). After retirement in 1990, he began his second career at C & N Industrial Contractors, where he became the chief financial officer. Jim was an avid Marshall fan. He authored two books on his family's history and genealogy. He served as treasurer for over 10 years at his church. A memorial service will be held at Honey Creek Presbyterian Church in New Carlisle on Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the James M. Peters Scholarship Fund at Marshall University, Office of Development. This scholarship is awarded to a Marshall College of Engineering student from the Wayne County each year.

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Joan Amelia (Curry) Peters

GATE CITY, Va. — Joan Amelia Peters, 72, entered into rest Monday (Feb. 16, 2009) at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Savage, Md., on Oct. 12, 1936, to the late Bedford Daniel Curry, Sr. and Elizabeth Reilly Curry.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Peters, Sr.; sons, Billy, Jr., Bobby and Danny; brothers, Donald and Bedford Curry, Jr.; sisters, Marion Jeffries and Norma Jean Tilley.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Mike Hagy, Nickelsville, Va., and Mary "Suzy" Eaton and Dustin, Bristol, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Peters and Mary Davidson, Kingsport, Jim and Phyllis Peters, Gate City, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Curry, Maryland, Jack and Mary Curry, Maryland, Leona Earl Calcote, Arizona, Roberta Jeffries, Maryland, Carolyn and Fred Smith, Maryland; grandchildren, Aaron Martin and wife, Renee, Ami, Alicia, Amber, Beth and Jamey Peters, Jessi, Andy and Holly Hagy, Joey Eaton and Colton Blevins; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Peters Family Cemetery, Alley Valley community. The family will meet at noon at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Judy Lane Peters

KINGSPORT _ Judy Lane Peters, 53, 1920 Bowater Drive, went to be with Jesus Friday (May 19, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Kingsport, she lived most of her life here. She graduated from Ketron High School. She was a beautician for several years and retired from Indian Path Hospital Housekeeping Department.

She was a member of the Christian Life Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry C. and Mildred Lane Peters Sr.

Surviving are her mother, Naomi Peters, Kingsport; one brother, Henry C. Peters Jr., Kingsport; one nephew, Clairon Peters, Kingsport; two nieces, Kartrina Fitzpatrick, Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Matthew (Rebekah) Tipton, Kingsport; and a great-niece and nephew, Victoria and Avery Peters; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the home of her mother, 1845 Garland St.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel Pastor James Tharp, Pastor Keith Barker and Pastor Greg DePriest officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Life Center Church, 2401 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or Christ Fellowship Church, 260 Victory Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
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Harold Edwin "Pete" Peters

KINGSPORT - Harold E. "Pete" Peters, 82, of Melody Lane, went to be with the Lord late Saturday afternoon (Nov. 22, 2003) at his residence after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in Kingsport since an early age. He was in business for over 21 years, having owned and operated Pete's TV and Appliance.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Peters attended Community Fellowship Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Patton Peters and Hattie Lucita Hammonds Peters; one sister, Velma Forbes; two brothers, Roy Peters and Malcom Peters.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Mae Reed Peters of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Radford and husband Phil, Kingsport, Brenda Light and husband Bobby, Bristol, Tenn., Donna Warner and husband Don, Morristown, Kay Peters, Kingsport; grandchildren, Steve Franklin, Karen Henard, Scott Franklin, Darryl Light, Brian Light, Jeff Warner and Julie Couch; great-grandchildren, Matthew Franklin, Whitney Hancock, Autumn Harris, Jaden Henard, Wesley Franklin, Savannah Franklin, Alley Franklin, Zachariah Couch; great-great-grandson, Brady Hancock; four brothers, Herman Peters, Kingsport, Radford Peters, Bristol, Tenn., Rev. G.D. Peters and Virgil Peters, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Shepard officiating and eulogy by Joe Barber.

Music will be provided by the Moccasin Gap Trio and Francie Henard on violin.

Military graveside services will be in East Lawn Memorial Park with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain, and American Legion Hammond Post #3/365 Gate City Post in charge.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Fellowship Baptist Church, Building Fund, 154 Broadwater Ave., Gate City, Va. 24251 or Indian Path Hospice House, 2020 Brookside, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
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Leola (Greene) Peters

FALL BRANCH — Leola Peters, 82, of Fall Branch went to be with the Lord on Monday (Feb. 11, 2008) at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Harlan County, Ky., and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed the outdoors and working with her plants. She loved her family and lived for her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Peters; her parents, Isom Greene and Martha Mae Noe Greene; three brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Katherine Barnette and husband, James of Rock Springs, Martha Williams and husband, Jerry of Fall Branch; two grandchildren, Kim Absher and Lesa Barnette; one step-grandson, Josh Williams; and one great-granddaughter, Brandi Absher; two half-brothers, Joe and Isom (Junior); three half-sisters, Dora Mae, Marie, and Lillian; along with several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Services will follow with Pastor Thomas R. Benton officiating.

The family will gather at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Friday with committal services to follow in the Section C of Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Michael Sutherland, David Sutherland, Josh Williams, Jerry Williams and Billy Greene.

The family would like to express a special thank you to her caregiver, Pamela Demarrais.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Leola Peters.

Kingsport Times-News

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Lucille (Pippin) Peters

EXETER, Va. - Lucille Pippin Peters, 87, joined her husband in eternal life and peace Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002) at Norton Community Hospital.

Born in Roebuck, Va., she was a 54-year resident of Exeter. She was the only daughter of Lula Boardwine Pippin and Drewy P. Pippin, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 66 years, Malcom E. Peters.

Her earlier years were spent working in the Bristol and Kingsport Silk Mills. After moving to Exeter she left her career to raise her family. She loved to cook for friends and family.

She was a Christian and a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ron Peters, Exeter, Va., Gerald Peters and Jim Peters, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one daughter, Reta Sargent, Appalachia, Va.; two brothers, Winford G. Pippin and Charlie M. Pippin, both of Greendale, Va.; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors who will miss her.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bishop G.D. Peters officiating.

Burial will be in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lucille Virginia (Rogers) Peters

KINGSPORT - Lucille V. Peters, 82, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord on Friday (June 2, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center following an extended illness.

She has been a lifelong resident of Kingsport and attended the Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Virgil Peters; son, Michael Peters; two brothers, John W. Rogers and C. Keener Rogers; two sisters, Vessie Gilreath and Gladys Houser; and her parents, John M. and Media Mae Ketron Rogers .

She is survived by her daughter, Wenonah "Wendy" McClellan and her husband, Jim of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Donna Quillin and husband Jeff and Robbie McClellan and wife Jennifer; five great-grandchildren, Caylin, Chayla and Heath Quillin and Tori and Taylor McClellan; a brother, Arthur Rogers and wife Pauline; a very special and dear niece, Jeri Houser as well as several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the residence, 420 Chadwell Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd, officiating.

Music by Carol Hackler, Patty Fletcher and Jerry Taylor

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 9:55 am.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the 4th and 5th floor nursing staff of Indian Path Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Peters during her illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomingdale Baptist Church, 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Malcom Esten Peters

EXETER, Va. - Mr. Malcom Esten Peters, 86, died Monday (June 24, 2002) at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va., after declining health problems of the last two years.

Born and raised in Scott County, he and his wife had resided for over 50 years in Exeter where he worked for Stonega Coal Company, later to become Westmoreland Coal Company, until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of UMWA Local 1607 District 20.

Before his illness he and his wife enjoyed camping and visiting the local and neighboring states at the flea markets and campgrounds, making many friends where they visited.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patton and Hattie Hammonds Peters; only sister, Velma Forbes; and eldest brother, Roy Peters.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lucille Pippin Peters; sons, Ron Peters, Exeter, Va., Gerald Peters and Jim Peters, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; daughter, Rita Sargent, Appalachia, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Herman Peters, Rev. G.D. Peters and Virgil Peters, all of Kingsport, and Rayford Peters, Bristol; several cousins; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends who will miss him.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hugh Bowers and the Rev. David Peters officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m to go in procession.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Margaret Colleen (Hensley) Peters

KINGSPORT — Margaret "Colleen" Peters , 70, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord early Friday morning (Dec. 11, 2009) at home surrounded by her loved ones following an extended illness.

Colleen was born in Scott County, Va., and retired from the Kingsport City Schools.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Peters was a lifelong member of Calvary’s Way Independent Baptist Church and was known for her close relationship to her Lord.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; her parents, Albert and Ruth Hensley; sisters, Geraldine Begley and Kay Patrick; along with a brother, Bill Hensley.

Colleen Peters is survived by her soul mate of 53 years, Charlie D. Peters; her daughters, Terri Vermillion (Kingsport) and Cathy Peters (Dunlap, Tenn.); grandchildren, Chad Robinson and wife, Heather, Leeanna McKinley, both of Kingsport, Josh Lifford and wife, Nicole of Rockwood, Tenn., Ashley Faulkner of Morristown, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Janice Peters and husband Joe of Kingsport, Diann Black and husband, James, Brenda Taylor and husband, Donnie, Judy Hinkle and husband, Gary of Hiltons, Va., Gert Salyers and husband, Joe (all of Kingsport); along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Gibson and Pastor Joseph M. Peters officiating.

Music will be provided by the Browders.

A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday at Peters Family Cemetery with Darren Peters , Issac Peters , Marion Peters , Lynn Combs, Jeremy Combs, Justin Black and Jim Jones serving as pallbearers.

A special thanks goes out to Dr. Boyd, Lincare, Dr. Emory and the staff of Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peters Family Cemetery, c/o Donnie Taylor, 139 Cannonball Drive, Hiltons, Va. 24258.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Margaret Dell (Lane) Peters

GATE CITY - Mrs. Margaret Dell Peters, 81, Route 1, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 3:35 p.m. Sunday [9/14/1974] following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. R. E. (Monnie) McConnell and Mrs. Jack (Wanda) Helms, both of Gate City, Mrs. Harold (Floy) Shell, Kingsport, and Mrs. Earl (Betty) Rountree, Atlanta, Ga.; three sons, Will Peters, Kingsport, Carl A. and Glen K. Peters, both of Gate City; step-mother, Mrs. Canzadie Lane, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Kate Tilson, Kingsport; three half-sisters, Mrs. Omer Hammonds, Gate City, Mrs. Obert Williams and Miss Geneva Lane both of Kingsport; one brother, Garvie Lane, Kingsport; five half-brothers, Burl Lane, Johnson City, Walter Lane, Gate City, Delmar Lane, Kingsport, Odell Lane, Belair, Md., Vernoy Lane, Nickelsville; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements will be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1974

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Marlene (Jones) Peters

GATE CITY, Va. — Marlene Jones Peters, 60, of Gate City, a loving wife, mother, mimi and friend, went to be with her Lord on Saturday (Feb. 7, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a long and courageous journey.

Born in Sullivan County, Tenn. (Kingsport), she had lived in Scott County, Va. since 1971. She was a graduate of Church Hill High School, East Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and East Tennessee State University with her Degree in BSN. She was employed as a Registered Nurse with the State of Virginia Health Department. She was a very active member of Gate City United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of Hand Bells and Parish Nursing.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde R. Jones.

She is survived by her mother, Reatha R. Jones of Church Hill; her loving husband, Roger W. Peters of the home; two daughters, Patti Pierson and husband, Otis of Gate City and Laura Reilly and husband, Eric of Roanoke, Va.; three grandchildren, Luke, Linley and Jack Pierson; brother, Mark Jones of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and other special family members.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 E. Walnut Street, Gate City, Va.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Rev. Wayne Baker and Rev. Steve Brown officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Scott Rutledge, Robert Rutledge, Andrew Jones, Gary Baker, Allen George and Alan Weidenbach.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Wesley Eastridge, Dr. Mark Dasilva, all nurses and PCT on the 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall for their love and kindness, and to Carol and Alan and Bobby and Opal for all of their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gate City UMC, (Building Fund) 103 E. Walnut Street, Gate City, Va. 24251 or Scott County Ministerial Association, (Food Pantry), Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Mrs. Mary Jane Peters

Gate City—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Peters, who died unexpectedly at her home in the Snowflake Community on Wednesday night, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in the Midway Community with the Rev. J. W. Atkinson, pastor, and the Rev. J. W. Vermlllion officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She was a native and life-long resident of Scott County and was the daughter of the late Thurman Wampler and Elizabeth Francisco Wampler. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Lucian M. Peters; three sons, Eugene and Earl Peters of the United States Army, and Henry Peters of the United States Navy; two daughters, Mrs. John Cox, Kingsport, and Miss Bernice Peters of the Snowflake Community; one brother, Lewis Wampler of Bristol, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Addington, of Fall Branch.

Kingsport Times-News; Sept. 9, 1945

Maudie Belle (Calhoun) Peters

KINGSPORT - Maudie Belle Calhoun Peters, 80, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2001) in the Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Maudie was born November 28, 1921 in Scott County, Va., and was a daughter of the late Rev. W.H. Calhoun and Anna (Ketron) Calhoun. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Bloomingdale and was a former secretary and treasurer of the Women's Ministry of the church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Brian Archer; brothers, the Rev. Oscar Calhoun and Ernest (Jake) Calhoun; sisters, Ida Ethel Calhoun, Marie Calhoun Jenkins, Shirley Joe Calhoun Head; stepbrothers, Everette T. Arnold and Ralph Arnold; and stepsister, Maggie Rhoton.

Maudie was a loving wife, mom, grandmother and sister.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Millard C. Peters, of the home, son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Tammy Peters; daughter and son-in-law, Brenna J. (Peters) and Rocky Rhoton; grandsons, Thomas Allen Archer, Byron Archer and Justin Peters; brother, James (Jimbo) Calhoun; half sister, Myrtle Wallen; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Baker, the Rev. Bob Yates and the Rev. Smith Kestner officiating.

Friends will meet for the graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday in the garden of Christus in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Byron Archer, Allen Archer, Justin Peters, Rocky Rhoton, Junior Wallen and David Hayworth.

Kingsport Times-News
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Millard C. Peters

Millard C. Peters, age 93 of Kingsport went home to meet his Savior on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Peters was a Scott County, Virginia native and the son of the late Floyd and Mary Peters. He retired as an operator from Eastman in 1974 and from Sullivan County Home for the Aged after 5 years of service. Mr. Peters was a member of Living Praise Assembly of God and was an honorary member of New Harvest Fellowship. He was an Army veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre as a Technical Sargent. Mr. Peters received the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the A.F. Theatre Ribbon and the Bronze Service Star. He loved to read his Bible, play the harmonica, loved to tinker with anything electrical and enjoyed taking care of his animals.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Maudie Belle Peters in 2001 after 62 years of marriage along with several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include: a son David Peters; daughter Brenna Rhoton (Rocky); grandchildren: Byron Archer (Paula), Allen Archer (Heather) and Justin Peters; great grandchildren: Danielle Enders (Dan), Cassandra Moore (Ralieh) and Chrissy Hyatt; great-great grandchildren: Daniel, Madison, Matthew and Hannah.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor T.K. Simpson officiating. The eulogy will be read by his grandson, Allen Archer. Interment with Military Honors will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:45 p.m. for the service.

Please visit www.eastlawnkingsport.com to leave a condolence for the family. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Peters family.

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

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Myrtle (Lane) Peters

KNOXVILLE - Myrtle Lane Peters, 89, 3017 North Hills Blvd., died Thursday [ 8/22/1985 ] at UT Medi­cal Center .

She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Knoxville and North Hills Neigh­bor Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Livingston, Greene­ville, Mrs. Virgie Peake, and Mrs. Lena Compton, both of Knox­ville; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-­great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maude McDavid, Duffield, Va., and Mrs. Arlie Miller, Kings­port; and a brother, Roy C. Lane, Pennington Gap, Va.

She was predeceased by her husband Pridemore A. Peters; a son, William Ralph Peters; and parents, Lewis B. and Nan Morri­son Lane .

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary.

Kingsport Times-News ( ­Fri. Aug. 23, 1985 )
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Nancy Emma Peters

Hilton. Va. - Miss Nancy Emma Peters, 69, died Wednesday [10/19/1955] at 5:30 a.m. after a lingering illness. She was a life-long resident of Scott County.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at Hilton Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Earl Austin, and the Rev. C. J. Flannary will officiate.

The body will be removed from the Scott County Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Kingsport News, Thursday, October 20, 1955

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Nellie Cleo (Penley) Peters

KINGSPORT - Nellie Cleo Peters, 86, entered into eternal rest on Thursday (Feb. 15, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Peters was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 29, 1914, and was the daughter of the late Ira Andrew and Mary Williams Penley.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Her husband, Roy H. Peters and sisters, Gladys Alley and Nora Hammond preceded her in death in addition to her parents.

Surviving are her sister, Amma Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; her niece, Brenda Meade, Kingsport; along with several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Manis and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by the Heavenly Reflections.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be meeting at 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Kingsport Times-News
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Nina Gwyndolyn ( Compton ) Peters

FT. BLACKMORE - Mrs. Nina Gwyndolyn Peters, 80, of Route 1, Ft. Blackmore , died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Thursday [ 2/24/1977 ] following a lingering illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a Methodist.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Starnes, Morristown , Tenn. , one son, Cline C. Peters; and five grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, February 27, 1977)

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Nora Estelle (Lane) Peters

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Nora Estelle Peters, 88, our beloved Mother, entered into Heavenly rest on Thursday (Aug. 22, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on May 16, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Tommy Robinson and Mary Delila Lane.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Corbin Henry Peters, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughters, Linda Faye Peters, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mary Inez Crabtree, Denison, Tx.; son, Bert Carl Peters, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Jenna Smith, New Haven, Ct., Paul Crabtree, Denver, Co. and Joy Brown, Denison, Tx.; great-grandson, Corbin Lane Brown, Denison, Tx.; sisters, Monnie Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Maxie McConnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Annale Quillen, Bluffton, In.; one brother, Worley Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Coy Butler and the Rev. Eritt Darnell officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

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

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Norma "Sis" (Cassidy) Peters

KINGSPORT - Norma C. Peters (Sis), 78, passed away Thursday (June 6, 2002) after an extended illness.

Born in Smith County, Va., she lived most of her life in Kingsport. She worked for Dr. T. B. Yancey for 16 years and Dr. Paul F. Brookshire for 36 years.

She attended Mill Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Myrtle Cassidy; brother, the Rev. Robert M. Cassidy; two special sisters-in-law, Alma Cassidy and Lucille Peters; and an infant granddaughter, Cindy Galloway.

Surviving are her husband, Orville Peters, Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Jonnie and Vernon Galloway, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Anne Peters, Kingsport; three grandchildren, T. J. Galloway, Erin Peters and Michael Peters; one great-grandson, Tyler Galloway; aunt, Margaret Little, Kingsport; uncle, Robert Brown, Kingsport; several special nieces and one nephew.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Mullins officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sam Mullins, Tim Mullins, Larry Varner, Wallace Grills, Robert Cassidy, T.J. Galloway, Michael Peters, Brian Waldo and Kaci Wright.

Kingsport Times-News
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Norma Jean (Ketron) Peters

KINGSPORT - Norma J. Peters , 60, 2108 Pinebrook Drive, died at 4 a.m. Monday (April 26, 1999) at her home following a brief illness.

A native of Kingsport, she was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School Class of 1956. She was a graduate from ETSU receiving her BS Degree.

Mrs. Peters taught in Mount Carmel, East Ridge Elementary, Fort Benning, Church Hill Elementary and Colonial Heights Middle School retiring in 1993 after 30 years of teaching. She was a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award for Colonial Heights and Sullivan County in 1993. She was a member of the West Kingsport Opti-Mrs. Club. She was a member of the Crossroads United Methodist Church. She has played piano for church and for Madison House.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alberta Lee Ketron, and an infant daughter, Jennifer Lynn Peters.

Surviving are her husband, Wayne Peters of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Bob Tentler Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; son, Mike Peters , Blountville; grandson, Michael Brett Peters ; father, Claude Wallace Ketron Sr., Kingsport; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wallace and Nina Ketron Jr., Kingsport, Wayne and Bonnie Ketron, Harmony Community; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Dana.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel, downtown or anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Fleenor officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Crossroads United Methodist Church Building Fund, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or Colonial Heights Middle School, 415 Lebanon Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Odell Frank Peters

JOHNSON CITY - On Saturday (Dec. 3, 2005), Frank Peters passed away after enjoying 58 years of life.

On June 7, 1947, he was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peters, big brother to Liz, Joanne and Mark. He graduated from ETSU and, for 35 years, worked for Nuclear Fuel Services. He was happiest watching his son play ball, building furniture for his daughter, following ETSU basketball, playing golf with his friends, and being anywhere, doing anything with his wife.

His mother, Mrs. Dorothy Peters; his siblings, Mr. Mark Peters, Mrs. Liz Webb and Ms. Joanne Peters; his daughter, Mrs. Jennifer Ratliff; and his wife, Mrs. Lynn Peters, survive him.

Although the sadness of his loss will always remain, his family and friends will find daily opportunities to celebrate the blessing of his life.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John A. Jones officiating.

Special music will be provided by Sheila Vaught.

The graveside committal service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Those planning to attend are to meet at the cemetery.

Active pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the funeral home by 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, will be Ellis Sampson, Donnie Foster, Keith Guinn, Pat Coppell, Bob Hyde, Drew Cradic, Gene Crowder and Jim Miller.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Ekfeld, Jay Allen, Roy McCrary Sr., Roy McCrary Jr., Jerry Oler, Gordon Peterson, Ed McClure, Ben McNabb, Herbie Campbell, Tony Sparks and Ellis Lee Sampson II.

In lieu of flowers and plants, please honor Frank with your donations to either the Southwestern Baptist Church Building Fund, 1112 Cherokee Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604, or to the Hospice Service of your choice.

Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Johnson City, is serving the Peters family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Orville Jackson "O.J." Peters

KINGSPORT - Orville Jackson (O. J.) Peters, 83, Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Nov. 23, 2006) at Church Hill Life Care.

Orville retired from Pet Dairy after many years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Cassidy Peters; parents, William and Jalie Peters; brothers, Z. T., Ernest and Eugene Peters; sisters, Lucille Peters and Mary Carter; and one infant granddaughter, Cindy Galloway.

Orville is survived by his daughter, Jonnie Galloway and husband Vernon, Kingsport; son, Tom Peters and wife Anne, Kingsport; three grandchildren, T. J. Galloway and wife Elizabeth, Erin Peters and Michael Peters, all of Knoxville; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Timothy Galloway; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Jim Mullins officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wallace Grills, Frank Waldo, Michael Peters, T.J. Galloway, Timothy Mullins and Sam Mullins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church building fund, 451 Church Road, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Harry Peters

CHURCH HILL -- Paul Harry Peters, 67, Lane St., Church Hill, died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday ( Jan. 7, 1989 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Born in McRoberts , Ky. , he was a resident of Weber City , Va. , before moving to Church Hill 30 years ago.

Mr. Peters was a retired brick mason, a Baptist and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Peters; one daughter, Joyce Overbay , Kingsport ; one granddaughter; one brother, Carl Peters, Weber City , Va. ; two nephews.

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

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 8, 1989)

(Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport , TN )

(Son of George M. Peters & Lula A. Vermillion; married Irene Kiser)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Permelia “Melia” Peters

Gate City - Mrs. Melia Peters, 79, lifelong resident of Hiltons, Va. , died at her home here at 4 p.m. Saturday [ 9/7/1940 ]. She was a member of the primitive Baptist church.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Harvey Herron, Kingsport ; Mrs. Wiley Hensley, Luke Peters and Pat Peters, Hiltons.

Funeral will be at the home Monday at 2 p.m. , with burial in the family cemetery. Officiating clergymen will be the Rev. H. C. Camper and the Rev. Hobert Busic.

(The Kingsport Times, Kingsport,Tennessee, Sunday, September 8, 1940)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane

Robert Bruce Peters

NORTON, Va. — Robert Bruce Peters, 84, passed away Sunday (May 31, 2009) at Mountain View Regional Medical Center.

He was of the Christian faith. Bruce was born the second of twelve children to the late Wyatt Hamilton and Dovie Cowden Peters on March 19, 1925 on Kentucky Avenue in Norton. Bruce served his country as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and later as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Bruce later married Rachael Greene and they had four children, Bobby, Mike, Terri and Patty.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his brothers Ralph, Wyatt, Jr., Gene, Glenn, Don, Ray and Bill; and his sisters, Sue and Betty.

He is survived by two brothers, Jack Peters and Jim Peters, both of Norton, Va.; a host of nephews; sisters-in-law, Peggy Peters and Shirley Peters, both of Norton, Va., Bernice Woods, Radford, Ky.; and a special nephew, Chris Peters of Norton.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Blake Mullins officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by local veterans groups at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Laurel Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Odell Peters

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert Odell Peters, 85, entered into rest Monday (March 8, 2004) at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

He was born in East Stone Gap, Va., on July 21, 1918 to the late William Thomas and Pearl Wallen Peters.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Eddie Peters; sister, Mildred Dye; two brothers, Otis Peters and Talmer Peters.

Mr. Peters served in the 116th Infantry, 2nd BN, 29th Division with the U.S. Army. He retired from Eastman Kodak after more than 37 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Trustum Peters, Gate City, Va.; two daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Michael Webb, Church Hill, and Joanne Peters, Gate City, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Lynn Peters, Johnson City, and Mark and Donita Peters, Gate City, Va.; sister, Clarice Stokes, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Jennifer Ratliff and husband, Shane, David Webb and wife, Angela, Beth Howe and husband, Rick; great-grandchildren, Allison Howe, Alyssa and Collin Webb; one niece and one nephew.

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

I.O.O.F services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. by Gate City Odd Fellows Lodge #170.

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

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ronald "Ronnie" Peters

BRISTOL, Va. - Our sweet Ronnie, 52, left us and went to be with his Lord on Tuesday (April 5, 2005) at his residence.

He was born in Washington County, Tenn., and lived in the Bristol area for the past 32 years. Ronnie was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church and loved his church family.

Ronnie was a country gentleman; he was quiet and kind to young and old. He loved hunting and painting.

In heaven those joining him are his father, Jack Peters; twin brother, Donnie Peters; two sisters, Kadie Castle and Belvia Leonard; and a brother-in-law, Arthur Leonard. He leaves behind a broken-hearted family and a world of friends, his little farm and his faithful dog, Jake.

Sad hearts left behind are his sweetheart and wife of 33 years, Mary Sanders Peters; his mother, Ruth Peters; sisters, Chris Hensley and husband, Clint, Pat Hughes and husband, Richard and Betty Jo Self and husband, Steve; brothers, Dick Peters and wife, Betty and Roger Peters; brothers-in-law, G.T. Leonard and Jack Castle; sister-in-law, Wanda Peters; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Darrell Fritz and Rev. Carl Young officiating.

The committal will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sanders Family Cemetery in Fort Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Salmon, Brian Salmon, Billy Leonard, Barry Leonard, Aaron Leonard, Don Leonard, Brent Barger, Adam Sanders and Sherman Pippin.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Tri-State Baptist Children's Home, 1528 Vance Tank Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rose V. (Miller) Peters

DOWNS - Rose V. Peters, 69, Downs, died Saturday [1/28/1984] at the Osborne County Hospital, Osborne, after a short illness.

She was born Dec. 28, 1914, at Downs and was the Downs city clerk for many years. She was the administrator of Centennial Village, Downs, before her illness about six months ago.

She was a member of the Downs Christian Church.

Survivors include her mother, Delia Miller, Downs; a daughter, Vera Plourde, Deer Park, N.Y.; a son, Roy, Downs; a sister, Junita Jones, McPherson, and eight grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Downs Christian Church, the Rev. Roger Neff officiating. Burial will be in Downs Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Downs cemetery fund.

The Domoney Funeral Home, Downs, is in charge.

(Rose (Miller) Peters was a daughter of Cordelia "Delia" (Quillin) Miller, and a granddaughter of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Tues., Jan. 31, 1984

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby (Bright) Peters

BLOUNTVILLE - Ruby Peters, age 70, of Highway 75, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon ( Aug. 8, 2006 ) at the Select Specialty Hospital , Bristol , Tenn. following a long illness.

She was born Nov. 27, 1935 in Scott County , Va. , but had lived most of her life in Sullivan County . She was the only daughter of the late Henry and Estelle Hensley Bright. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered forever.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Peters.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Barger and husband Stanley of Blountville; sons, Ronnie Peters and Jeffery Peters, both of Blountville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Garvey Bright and wife Phyllis of Gray and Bill W. Bright and wife Nancy of Blountville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the home of Bill W. Bright, Highway 75, Blountville.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Shaffer officiating.

Music will be provided by Betty Murray.

Burial will follow in the Peters Cemetery , Hiltons, Va.

Stanley Barger, Delbert Bright, Bobby Bright, Willard Bright and R.S. Bright will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Bright.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth C. (Hopson) Peters

BRISTOL, Va. - Ruth C. Peters, 93, of Bristol, Va., was greeted at the gates of Heaven on Monday (Feb. 26, 2007) by those who entered before her, these include her parents, Arthur and Celia Hopson, her husband, Jack Peters; two infant sons, daughters, Kadie Castle and Belvia Leonard and son, Ronnie Peters.

She was born Nov. 15, 1913 in Unicoi County and had resided in Bristol, Va., for 10 years.

She is survived by five children, daughters, Chris Hensley and husband, Clint, Blountville, Pat Hughes and husband, Richard, Mendota, Va., Betty Self and husband, Steve, Blountville; sons, William Peters and wife, Betty, Jonesborough and Roger Peters, Fall Branch; 13 wonderful grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to National Health Care and Wellmont Hospice for your love and comfort as she left to be with the Lord.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will begin at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Eddie Zimmerman, Johnny Gibson and Clint Hensley officiating.

Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery by 12:30 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Stella (Fields) Osborne Peters

December 10, 1923 - March 31, 2014

Stella Fields Peters, 90, of Weber City, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday (March 31, 2014) surrounded by her 2 daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.

She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to go to yard sales with her daughters, out to eat, her needlework (of which she was very generous in giving away) and working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Kermit Osborne (who was killed in service); her second husband, Elder Fred A. Peters; son, Kermit Charles Osborne; great-grandson, Mason Van Buren; mother, Sophie Dean; five brothers; and many friends.

Stella is survived by her daughters Sophia “Susie” (John) Martin of Church Hill, TN, and Teresa Kay (David) Powers of Surfside Beach, SC (who took care of her until the end); daughter-in-law, June Osborne of Nickelsville; her two sons, Earl Don (Karen) Peters and George Tony (Kathy) Peters both of Kingsport; a sister, Pearl Dean of Nickelsville; her grandchildren, Sophia Marie (David) Webb and children, Michael, Melissa, and Stella (“Izzy”) who was named after her great-grandmother, Chelsie Martin, John (Dawn) Martin Jr., and children, Sierra, Savanna, Hope and Christopher, Dr. David (Korrene) Powers and children, Abishai, Benaiah, Gideon, and Astrid, Honey Van Buren and sons, Ethan and Mathis, Charles and Richard Osborne, Tanner Peters and wife and daughter, Myla, Tara and husband Zack and daughter, Janie, Tabby Peters and son Lucas, Zoe Peters, and Randy Peters and wife, Sandy, and daughter, Alicia, Sonya Peters.

We wish to thank her wonderful neighbors, Mike, Brenda, Coy and Shirley Tipton; sitters, Lesa Larkins, Dawn Martin, Sophia Webb, Dessa Woods, Rhonda Sands, Deborah Hartsock, Rebecca Reynolds, and Caris Hospice workers Vera, Teresa, and Debbie for all the love, care, and compassion they showed Mom in the last 2 weeks of her life.

Funeral services were privately held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport and burial was at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City.

We know you are finally at peace and rest and are no longer suffering. We love you Mom and will miss you.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Helen (Pierson) Peters

CHURCH HILL - Virginia Helen Peters, 80, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Peters was born in Scott County, Va., and resided most of her life in Church Hill.

She was a member of Marble Point Church in Gate City. She was a wife, mother and homemaker.

Her parents, sisters and brothers preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Emmett H. Peters, Church Hill; daughter, Rhonda Peters, Kingsport; son, David Peters and wife Loretta, Knoxville; two grandsons, Chris Peters and Ryan Peters, Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J. W. Bowen of Marble Point Church of Gate City, Va., officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marble Point Church, Gate City, Va.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Peters family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Henderson Peters

FORT BLACKMORE, Va., April 3, - Last rites for William H. Peters, 68, will be conducted from the home in the Peters community Tuesday at 2:00 o'clock, with the Reverend C. C. Greear officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery nearby, with friends serving as pall and flower bearers.

Mr. Peters, well-known farmer, died at his home Sunday evening from complications.

He was a native of the community in which he lived, and the son of the late Wales Peters and Elizabeth Frazier Peters. Both parents were members of pioneer families of this section. He was affiliated with the Southern Methodist church and was active in the political and civic affairs of his community.

Surviving are three sons, Wales W. Peters, Detroit, Mich.; Corbin H. and Offeral, both of Fort Blackmore, Va.; five daughters, Mrs. Bessie Lane and Mrs. Alpha Lane, both of Kingsport, Tenn.; Mrs. Edna Smith, Gate City, Va.; Mrs. Rosa Carico, Arlington, Va.; Miss Nellie Peters, Fort Blackmore, Va.

Four brothers survive: R. C. and W. F. Peters of Fort Blackmore, Va.; John Peters, Pennington Gap, Va.; Logan Peters, Gate City, Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Lucy Strong, Pitwood, Ill.; Mrs. Tennessee Peters and Mrs. Myrtle Freeman of Watseka, Ill.; Mrs. Bertha Wycliff, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Ida Sailing, Gate City, Va.

KINGSPORT TIMES, MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1939

Submitted by Don Lane

William Robert "Bill" Peters Jr.

COEBURN, Va. - William R. (Bill) Peters, 78, passed away Friday (May 18, 2001) in the Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force and receiving a Purple Heart.

He was a former employee of Jim Kiser Used Cars, and attended the Pine Camp Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are his wife, Carmen Gibson Peters, two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Bruce Beverly, Coeburn, and Norma and Kenny Crowder, Norton, Va.; five grandchildren, Aaron Beverly, Cody Crowder, Brandon Crowder, Caleb Crowder and Tanner Crowder; four sisters, Leota Beverly and Ferl Glenn, both of Bristol, Tenn., Thelma Kilgore and Marion O'Dell, both of Coeburn; special loving friend, John Edward Kiser; faithful friend, Everett Funk; and friends and veterans, Wade Fulton and Norman Bussell; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Curt Bond and the Rev. Charlie Couch officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Coeburn. Military graveside services will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 4301 of Norton and D.A.V. Chapter No. 56 of Wise, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Camp Church of God of Prophecy, P.O. Box 1419, Coeburn, Va. 24230.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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