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Amanda Etta "Manda" (Williams) Qualls

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Manda Etta Qualls, 97, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Feb. 26, 2006) after an extended period of declining health.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.C. and Belle Williams; husband, Millard Qualls; sons, Isaac and Lowell Qualls; brother, Charlie Williams; sister, Maggie Rhoton; and grandson, Ricky Qualls.

Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Swayze and special son-in-law, David, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Odas Qualls, Gate City, Va., Cline and Elizabeth Qualls, Clinchport, Va., Mack Qualls, Clinchport, Va., Frank and Debbie Qualls, Pittsburg, Ohio; sister, Ora Russell, Weber City, Va.; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great- grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; special friends, Rosa Lee Qualls, Marie Masters, Evelyn Qualls, and Mona Williams; special daughter-in-law and caregiver, Elizabeth Qualls; loving granddaughter and caregiver, Marlene Mullins; and many beloved friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at her residence or at her son, Cline Qualls' residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Kenneth Neeley and Pastor Joe Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce E. Qualls

SAUK VILLAGE, Ill. - Bruce Qualls, 73, a 45-year resident of Sauk Village, passed away Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004).

Bruce was a service manager for Eastman Kodak Co. for 32 years and a member of the Eastman Kodak 25 Year Club. After retiring from Eastman, he was a service representative for Nutmeg Utility in Cheshire, Conn., and also a former member of Sauk Village Zoning Board.

Mr. Qualls served his country bravely in the U.S. Army; a Korean War veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Eula (Rhoten) Qualls.

He was the devoted husband of Helen (Livesay) Qualls; beloved father of Jackie (David) Rotondi of Homewood and Jill (Mark) Wrabel of San Francisco; brother of Carl Qualls Sr. of Kingsport; proud grandfather of Ashley and Gina Rotondi; and uncle of Carl (Mary) Qualls Jr., Clinchport, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating. Isaac Bledsoe will provide the music.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and Gate City Post No. 265 will be in charge of the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Association of Down Syndrome, P.O. Box 4542, Oak Brook, Ill. 60522.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Bruce Qualls.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Elmer Qualls

DUFFIELD, Va. — Claude Elmer Qualls, 85, Duffield, Va., passed away on Monday (Nov. 14, 2011), at his residence.

Mr. Qualls was born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 7, 1926, and was the son of the late Charlie and Rebecca Jo Clendenin Qualls.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Fields Qualls; sisters, Hannie Qualls, Bertie Qualls Rhoton and Emma Qualls Williams; brothers, Lonza, Edgar, John, Willie, Lester, Ralph, and Clarence Qualls.

He is survived by his daughters, Anna Lane and husband, Wayne, Arlington, Va., Della Gibson and husband, Kyle, Duffield, Va., Dorcas Edens and husband, Fred, Elizabethton, and Tracy Mullins and husband, Ricky, Duffield, Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; special friend, Carolyn Russell; 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.

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

Pam and Eddie Roberts and Eric Stanley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Qualls Family Cemetery, Duffield, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Larry Thompson, David Berry, Byron Mullins, Bobby Rhoton, J. R. Gibson, Roy Roberts, Randy McNutt and Kedrick Gibson will serve as pallbearers. Kemp Qualls, Ronald Qualls, Billy Qualls and Jeff Gibson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Total Home Care.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Claude Elmer Qualls.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde C. Qualls

KINGSPORT - Clyde C. Qualls, 90, formerly of Clinchport, Va., died Thursday morning (Jan. 11, 2001) at Wexford House.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 26, 1910, he was the son of the late Issac Qualls and Mamie Darnell Qualls. He was a World War II Navy veteran and worked in construction for Cassell Brothers. Mr. Qualls was a charter member of Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church serving as deacon for over 25 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Qualls, Dorcas Robinette, Mimie Belle Osborne and Beatrice Qualls; four brothers, Edgar, Raleigh, Millard and Harold Qualls.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Gibson Qualls, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Mamie and Dennis Gardner, Kingsport; grandson, John T. Gardner and wife Melissa; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Billy Gibson.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery with rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Robinette, Ralph Qualls, Bob Danner, Roy Roberts, Odis Qualls, Lester Davis.

Deacons of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Lester Qualls

CLINCHPORT, Va. - David Lester Qualls, 78, went to be with the Lord about 2:10 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 26, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born Feb. 12, 1922 to the late Charlie and Rebecca Jo Clendennen Qualls, he was raised in the Clinchport area. He had lived in Culpepper, Va. and Indianapolis, Ind., before returning back to the area to reside in Nickelsville, Va. until entering Duffield Adult Residency Center.

He had worked as a coal miner for many years, for Walkers Hatchery, for Jack Smart Ford for 15 years and retired from the Kingsport City School System. Until his health declined, he was an avid vegetable gardener.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four children; one great-grandchild; four brothers and one sister.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold E. Qualls and Charles L. and Vickie Qualls, all of Franklin, Ind., and Kevin W. and Denise Qualls, Kingsport; two daughters and son-in-law, Dorothy J. Hyatt, Franklin, Ind., and Betty J. and Michael Daws, Bargersville, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Willie K. and Etta Mae Qualls, Kingsport, Ralph and Faye Qualls and Elmer and Rachael Qualls, all of Clinchport, Va.; one sister, Emma Williams, Kingsport; two ex-wives, Lizzie Bee Qualls (the mother of his children), Franklin Ind., and Wilma M. Qualls, Nickelsville, Va.; stepdaughter and step son-in-law, Louise and Howard Keith, Coeburn, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Tignor officiating. Eulogy will be given by his son, Kevin W. Qualls.

Music will be provided by the Kaylor's Chapel Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Qualls Cemetery, Clinchport, Va.

Harold Qualls, Charlie Qualls, Kevin Qualls, Justin Qualls, Michael Daws, Shannon Qualls, Kemp Qualls and Ronald L. Qualls will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ella (Wilma) Meade Qualls

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Ella (Wilma) Meade Qualls, 84, Route 1, passed away Wednesday (October 29, 2003) at her residence.

Born in Scott County on Oct. 19, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Sluss Pippin. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Gale Jennings; second husband, Troy Hansford Meade; third husband, David Lester Qualls; four sisters, Juanita Robinette, Clara Pippin, Estelle Lester, Edna Messick; three brothers, Herbert Pippin, Ernest Pippin, Clarence Pippin.

Surviving are daughter, Agnes Louise Keith, Nickelsville, Va.; granddaughter, Sharon Burke, Nickelsville, Va.; grandson, Tony Keith, Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Clovie Vermillion, Bristol, Va., Angie Belle Collins, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Ray Pippin, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Enoch Radford Qualls

KINGSPORT — Enoch Radford Qualls, 78, entered into rest Friday ( April 11, 2008 ) to be with his loving Father.

He was born in Scott County , Va. March 14, 1930 to the late Absolom Benjamin Qualls and Flara Belle Bishop Qualls.

Mr. Qualls graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1950. After graduating, he went into the U.S. Army and was in the 101st Airborne Division, Camp Bracken Ridge , Ky. , then became a football coach with Rye Cove High School .

He worked at the Kingsport Press and was an avid farmer. He was the owner and operator of the 4-A Bait Shop, which was the number of his grandchildren whose names all started with the letter A.

He was a loving son, brother, and papaw to his special grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved and adored.

He was a member of the Messengers Sunday School class where he attended church at the First Assembly of God. He loved to study the Bible and enjoyed having revivals and singing in Clinchport, Va.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Beada E. Lane, Blanche E. Davidson and Irene B. Williams; an infant brother, Eugene Oscar Qualls; half sisters, Maude Pardue and Elizabeth Dishner; half brothers, E.D. Qualls, Jesse Qualls and Bill Qualls.

Survivors include his brother, Ralph and wife, Patsy Qualls, Clinchport, Va.; sister, Jamie Mildred Qualls and husband, John, Clinchport, Va.; grandchildren, Angela Ann Hinkle and fiance, Ricky Hutson, Ashley Lynn Hinkle Honaker and husband, Chaz, Amber Nicole Hinkle and Austin Terry Hinkle; great-grandchildren, Tyler Gage Doran, Tanner Leland Hutson and Cadance Brooke Honaker; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by The Browders.

Military graveside services will be held at the VA Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. with the American Legion Hammond Post of Kingsport Tenn. #3 and Gate City Post #265 and the Va. Army National Honor Guard. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Bowen, Tim Bowen, John Qualls, Ricky Hutson, Terry Hinkle and Austin Hinkle.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Qualls family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac C. Qualls

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Isaac Qualls, retired farmer at Clinchport, died Monday evening [ 6/21/1965 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital . He was 88.

He is survived by three daughters, Miss Margaret Qualls, and Mrs. R. G. (Ronald) Robinette, both of Clinchport; Mrs. C. F. Osborn of Blackwater, Va.; four sons. Edgar, of Yakama, Wash.; Millard and Clyde of Clinchport; and Raleigh, of Sweet Home, Okla. ; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements to be announced by Gate City Funeral Home.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Wednesday, June 22, 1965)

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CLINCHPORT, Va. - Funeral for Isaac Qualls, who died Monday evening [ 6/21/1965 ] at the age of 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Clinchport Freewill Baptist Church .

Rev. Lester Smith will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Qualls family cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Gate City Funeral Home to the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. G. Robinette, here at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

(KINGSPORT TIMES / Wednesday, June 23, 1965)

Kingsport Times/News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jennifer "Ginger" (Davis) Darnell Qualls

BULLS GAP — Jennifer Darnell "Ginger" Qualls, 46, of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (March 17, 2009) at home.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Keith Davis.

She is survived by her husband, Scotty Qualls of the home; daughter, Jessica Manis and husband, David of Surgoinsville; grandchildren, Amber, Davien, and Aiden Manis; parents, Johnny and Maxine Davis of Rogersville; brothers, Steve Davis of Athens, Tenn., Michael Davis and Danny Davis, both of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Lafollette officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jesse J. Qualls

GATE CITY -- J. J. Qualls, 74, of Route 1, Daniel Boone Community, died Thursday after a long illness.  He was a member of the Gravely Hill Baptist Church , a veteran of World War I, and had operated the Qualls' service station and grocery store.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Zella Mae Qualls; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Lane, Kingsport; a son, Rev. Gene Qualls, Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dishner and Mrs. Maude Pardue, both of Kingsport; brothers, Bill Qualls, Gate City, and Doyle Qualls, Clinchport; half-brothers, Enoch and Ralph Qualls, both of Clinchport; half-sisters, Mrs. Beada Lane, Mrs. Janie Bowen and Mrs. Blanch Davidson, all of Clinchport, and Mrs. Irene Williams of Baltimore; step-mother, Mrs. Flora Qualls, Clinchport; and one grandchild.

The family will receive frienda at Scott County Funeral Home tonight.  The body will be taken to the residence at Route 1, Gate City , Daniel Boone Community, early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Gravely Hills Church , with the Rev. Parks Hubbart, the Rev. Curtis Adams and the Rev. W. H. Robinette officiating.

The burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery .

Scott County Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times of Friday, September 4, 1970
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lilly Lee (Barker) Qualls

GATE CITY, Va. - Lilly Lee Barker Qualls, 98, walked gracefully into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday morning ( April 6, 2004 ).

She was of the Baptist faith and was the most kind-hearted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Although we rejoice with the angels as she enters her eternal home.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , Aug. 31, 1905 , to the late Henry Barker and Renie Rhoton Barker.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Oscar Belve "Bill" Qualls; sisters, Laura Free, Rosa Bishop, Lovely Kendal; brothers, Doyle Barker, Vernon Barker, Lawrence Barker and Elmer Barker; and several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by a son, Johnnie Forster Qualls, Kingsport; one daughter, Patsy Jewel Bradley, Weber City, Va.; and a very special beloved "son," Howard (Rhonda) Bradley, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Ann E. (Scott) Larkins, Karla J. (Randy) Lochas, Belva L. Edwards, Lisa L. (Stan) Jennings, Susie (Jeffrey) Walker, John Q. (Sarah) Qualls; and several great-grandchildren, Chris, Jaime, Austen, Madison, Chelsea, Kirsten, Greyson, Ally, Savannah, Megan, Shenoah, Samantha, McKenzie, Destiny, Gunnar and Beth; two special nieces, Kylene Stapleton and Sharlie Housewright.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home. Friends may also call at other times at 123 Ventor Drive , Weber City , Va.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

Music will be provided by Larry Bishop and New Grace.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ellen (Huffman) Qualls

(The parents of these Huffman’s, William H. Huffman and Fannie Bell Caywood, were m. in Scott Co, 9/7/1914, with stated that both were b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Mary Ellen Huffman Qualls, 91, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday (May 4, 2009) at her residence.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and was a charter member of Charity Chapel Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Hendricks; son, Sylvester John Qualls; infant son, Noah; parents, William and Fannie Bell Caywood Huffman; sister, Ruth; brothers, Tom Huffman, Jim Huffman, J. B. Huffman, Joe Huffman.

Mary is survived by her husband, William H. Qualls, of the home; two daughters, Edna S. Whitehurst and husband, Wayne of Knoxville and Sharon R. Read of Kingsport; two sons, Charles W. Myers and wife, Lois, of Kingsport and Donald E, Qualls and wife, Norma of Bristol, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, Mary, Willis, Charles, Peggy, Shelia, Brian, Robin, FreDonna, Todd, Tara, William and Amy; 15 great-grandchildren, Jenny, Adam, Terra, Derrick, Kyle, Sarah, Clinton, Erika, David, Ann Marie, Griffin, Landon, Shanna, Mack and Peyton; three sisters, Martha Fleenor of Kingsport, Margaret Hayes and husband, Adam of Kingsport and Grace Dishner and husband, Pete of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.

Music will be provided by Mark Elam and Sammy Brooks.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Oscar Belve “Bill” Qualls

GATE CITY , Va. - Oscar (Bill) Qualls died Sunday ( July 12, 1992 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was a veteran-of World War I and self·employed.

He attended the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.P. and Emma Clayton Qualls, and his stepmother, Flora Bishop Qualls.

Surviving are one son, Foster Qualls, Weber City; one daughter, Patsy Bradley, Weber City; six grandchildren; six great-grand­children; two half-brothers, Ralph Qualls and Enoch Qualls, both of Clinchport; one sister, Maude Purdue, Kingsport; four half-sisters, Beda Lane, Jamie Bowen, and Blanche Davidson, all of Clinchport, and Irene Williams, Baltimore, Md.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 pm. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Bles­sing and the Rev. Bobby Olterman officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier and Don Lane  

Rachel K. (Fields) Qualls

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Rachel K. Qualls, 78, entered into rest Tuesday (Sept. 14, 2004) at her residence.

Mrs. Qualls was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 28, 1925, the daughter of the late Robert and Della Mae Dalton Fields.

She retired from the Kingsport City School System after 20 years of service. She was a member of Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, her brothers, Robert Fields, Jr. and Preston Fields, Vergil Fields, Floyd Fields, Kyle Fields, and Omer Fields; and a sister, Phoebe Baker preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer Qualls, Clinchport, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Wayne Lane, Arlington, Va., Della and Kyle Gibson, Ligum. Va., Dorcas and Fred Edens, Johnson City, and Tracy and Rick Mullins, Clinchport, Va.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, sisters, Matilda Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Cally Hill, Duffield, Va., Agnes Lane, Kingsport, and Rosey Fritz, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Walker Fields, Duffield, Va., and Ray Fields, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bobby Rhoton and the Rev. Clifford Pierson officiating.

The Bishop Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Qualls Family Cemetery, Clinchport, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the graveside service.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Sons-in-law will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Thomas Qualls

DUFFIELD, Va. — Ralph Thomas Qualls, 75, 521 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, Va., departed to his heavenly home Friday (Aug. 29, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

Born in Scott County, Va. on May 9, 1933, he loved going to church and farming. He was a retired carpenter, working for Cassel Brothers Construction Company for 31 years and retiring from Burwil Construction after several years of service.

He attended Natural Tunnel Baptist Church for 40 years, where he was a loyal trustee and a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rebecca Clendenin Qualls Debord and Charlie Qualls; as well as three sisters; and six brothers.

His survivors include his wife of 54 years, Faye Laney Qualls; daughter, Ronda Munz and husband, Gene of Powder Springs, Ga.; son, Shannon Qualls and wife, Dixie of Duffield, Va.; two grandchildren whom he truly loved, Alex and Hollie Qualls; one brother, Claude Elmer Qualls; numerous nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Cecil Kern and Bro. Philip Free officiating. Honorary minister will be Bro. Carl Gibson.

Music will be provided by the Christianaires.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Family and friends serving as pallbearers will be Ronald Qualls, Kemp Qualls, Bobby Rhoton, Kyle Gibson, Wayne Bellamy, and Larry Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Qualls, Gary Qualls, Harold Qualls, Charles Qualls, Kevin Qualls, Fred Edens, Rick Mullins and Jerry Stapleton.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Willie K. Qualls

KINGSPORT - Willie K. Qualls, 85, went home to be with his Lord whom he loved dearly, early Wednesday morning (Sept. 14, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center emergency room after a brief illness.

He was born in Clinchport, Va., and had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and retired from Holston Defense Corp. in 1982 as an operator after 29 years of service.

Mr. Qualls was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church which he greatly loved and enjoyed the activities of the church and being with his church family. Mr. Qualls enjoyed Dr. Phil Hoskins' preaching, Rev. Richard Ratliffs' Sunday School Class, Rev. Ratliffs' teaching classes and the Higher Ground Baptist Church Tuesday morning Bible study with Jim Lewis as teacher. He loved hearing the McGlothlins sing.

Willie always had a smile and loved to travel especially to Dollywood, and go out to eat with his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen (Adams) Qualls; brothers, Edgar Kent Qualls and Lester Qualls; sisters, Bertie Rhoton and Emma Williams; and his parents, Charlie and Rebecca Clendenin Qualls.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Mrs. Etta Mae Peters Qualls, of the home; two sons, Billy Qualls and wife Ruby, Piney Flats, and Gary Qualls and wife Robin, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Randy Qualls, Karen Qualls, Tanner C. Qualls and Brandon M. Qualls; two brothers, Elmer Qualls and Ralph Qualls and wife Faye, both of Clinchport, Va.; stepdaughters, Phyllis Light and husband Robert and Patsy Darnell and husband Charles, all of Kingsport. He is also survived by Higher Ground Church family and friends that he loved so dearly. Known as candyman at church, Willie was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends 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 Dr. Phil Hoskins and Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 in charge.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

Honorary pallbearers will be Les Lovegrove, Earl Matlock, Jim Lewis, Robert Fields, Emory Music, Jim Hensley, John Peters, Dan Peters and Sam Shupe.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church Television Ministry, 1625 Lynn Garden Dr., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Zella Mae (Smith) Qualls

CHURCH HILL  -  Mrs J. J. (Zella Mae Smith) Qualls, 80, Route 3, Church Hill, died Friday (Oct. 2, 1987) at the residence of her daughter, Edith Webb, with whom she had resided for about a year.

    Formerly of the Daniel Boone community of Scott County , she was a Baptist.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Matilda Smith; two sisters, Venus Lane and Bessie Bloomer; a brother, Bascom Smith; her husband, J. J. Qualls; a son, Rev. Gene Qualls.

    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Edith) Webb, Church Hill; a granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Edna Hood, Clinchport, Va.; two brothers, M. D. Smith and W. B. Smith Jr., both of Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

    Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her granddaughter, Jessie McClellan, Route 6, Gate City .

    Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bobby Olderman and the Rev. Marvin Neil Huff officiating.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Olderman and Rev. Marvin Neil Huff officiating.

    Friends will serve as pallbearers.

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Saturday, October 3, 1987)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier
 

Betty (Rhoton) Quate

March 5, 1929 - March 14, 2014

Gate City – Betty Rhoton Quate, 85 of Gate City, passed away Friday March 14, 2014 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Quate was born in Scott County, VA on March 5, 1929, to the late Arthur Rhoton and Emma Rhoton Kern. She was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion R. “Pete” Quate; her son, Artie Quate and her sister, Helen Rhoton Ford.

Mrs. Quate is survived by her niece, Sally E. “Betsy” France; granddaughter, Jeanne France and her daughters, Ali France and Toni France; grandson, Michael France and wife Angela, daughter and son, Autumn France and Levi France.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Barber officiating. Music will be provided by Autumn France and Tattered Saints.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Pallbearers will be Gennis Ford, Steve Wade, Seth Frazier, Jeffrey Williams, Levi France and Jerome Gouge.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Harlan Bentson "Ben" Queen

KINGSPORT - Harlan Bentson (Ben) Queen , 64, 309 E. Carters Valley Road, died at 5 p.m. Friday (June 18, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Sullivan County, he was a four year veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He was retired from A.F.G. and attended Victory Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Joseph Queen ; and grandparents, Harlan and Lettie Queen and Bentson and Hariett Cook.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Williams Queen , Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lesia Queen , Kingsport; grandson, Steven Queen , Kingsport; mother, Ora Queen , Kingsport; two sisters, Joyce Blankenship, Kingsport and Sharon Zapka, Lawrenceville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Charles Dorche, Norcross, Ga.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Morelock officiating. Music will be provided by the Victory Church Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post 3382 of Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Michael Cook, John McCoy, Stan Wells, Robert Rogers, Buddy Broyles, David Coats and Jerry Jones Sr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Adam Finch Quillen

TROY, OH - Adam F. Quillen, 82, of Troy, passed away at 4:11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Heartland of Piqua.

He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Load, Ky., to the late Charley W. Quillen Sr. and Ida Mae (Hannah) Quillen.

His wife of 62 years, Mona Joyce (Curry) Quillen, survives.

Other survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Patricia Quillen and Ronald K. Quillen Sr., all of Troy and Adam W. and Carole Quillen of Logan; brothers and sisters, Eva May Hixson of Cadillac, Mich., Judy Sprinkle of Troy, LeRoy Quillen of Miamisburg, Gerald Quillen of Sidney, Michael Quillen of Indiana and Jill Quillen of Sidney; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Adam was preceded in death by one son, John W. Quillen Sr.; and brothers, William T. Quillen and Charlie W. Quillen Jr.

He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of First Baptist Church, Troy, American Legion Post No. 43 and VFW Post No. 5436, Troy.

Adam retired from the Frigidaire Division of the General Motors Co. after 37 years of service.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Dale R. Christian officiating.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Quillen Family Cemetery, Greenup, Ky.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy, OH 45373.

(Adam Finch Quillen was a descendant of Teague Quillen V’s KY family, and wrote a book on that branch of the family. He often attended the Gate City Quillen reunion and had many friends in Scott Co.)

Erie Review - Oct. 23, 2009 via Ancestry.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Albert Tilmon Quillen

Albert Tilmon Quillen, 74, Route 10, Mountain View Road, Easley Estates, Kingsport, died Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 12, 1988) at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Born in Hawkins County, he had lived in Kingsport since 1942 and retired in 1975 from the Explosives Maintenance Division of Holston Defense Corp.  He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Lawson Quillen; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Harrison, Kingsport and Mrs. Al (Lucretia) Fletcher, Church Hill; three sons. James H. Quillen, Rogersville, Charles W. Quillen, Nashville and Dennis G. Quillen, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; one great-grand­child; one sister, Mrs. Lula Gibson, Knoxville; one brother, James C. Quillen, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Alfred Dewey Quillen

GATE CITY -- Alfred Quillen, 69, of Gate City, Va., died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 12:10 a.m. Sunday. [9/29/1968]

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was a farmer.

Surviving are his widow, Nancy Helen Quillen of the home; step-mother, Mrs. Maude Nash Quillen of Gate City; three daughters, Miss Dorothy Quillen, Mrs. Margaret Spivey, Mrs. Ruth France, all of Gate City; two sons, J. L. Quillen of Clinchport, Va., Fred Quillen of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Jennings and Mrs. Edith McConnell, both of Gate City; one half-sister, Mrs. Ora Hammond of Kingsport; one brother, Connard Quillen of Gate City; two half-brothers, Hobart Quillen and Hoyt Quillen, both of Gate City; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Alfred Quillen, 69, of Gate City, Va., who died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gate City Funeral Home Chapel.  Officiating will be the Rev. Lcster Smith, Willie Jennings and Everette Lane.  Interment will be at the Spivey Cemetery.  The family will receive friends tonight.  The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Monday, September 30, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Alfred Ezekiel Quillen

Word has been received here of the death of Alfred E. Quillen, Sunday, [2/16/1958] at Dunellon, Fla. [Cemetery record and my family records have date of death as Monday, 2/17/1958. (by DW Lane)]

He was a former resident of Kingsport, and the father of Mrs. Ruth Bridges.  He was born and spent his early life in Scott County, Va.  He made his home in Florida the past six years.  He was a member of the Vermont Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Lola Meyers Quillen, and a daughter, Mrs. Nora Muller, both of Florida, and Mrs. Bridges, of Kingsport; two sons, Archie and Sam, both of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Kilgore, Blountville, and Mrs. Venia Lane of Kingsport; also nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

The body will be returned to the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 18, 1958)

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Funeral services for Alfred E. Quillen, a former Kingsport resident who died in Dunellon, Fla. Sunday, will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Vermont Methodist Church here.  The Rev. Dale C. Bittinger and the Rev. Frank C. Mason will officiate.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The body was removed from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home to the residence of a son, Sam Quillen, Tuesday afternoon.

Pallbearers will be Ed and Joe Lane, Maldon Lane, Henry Kilgore, Jim Lay and Barney Morelock.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, February 19, 1958

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Alice E. (Compton) Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. -- Alice E. Quillen, 69, died Sunday evening [Sept 29, 1974] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended the Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Paul (Eulala) Gillenwater, Gate City, and Mrs. G. W. (Mildred) Dougherty, Weber City; six sons, Robert C. Quillen, Gate City, Utah E. Quillen, Weber City, Compton M. (Mack) Quillen, Weber City, Alvin W. Quillen, Kingsport, Hagen B. Quillen, Church Hill, and Wayne Quillen, Weber City; one step-son, Henry K. Quillen, Ft. Blackmore; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Osborne and Mrs. Lillie Osborne both of Martin, Ky.; two brothers, Beecher Compton, Ft. Blackmore, and Reuben Compton, Church Hill; 31 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements will be announced later by the Scott County Funeral Home.

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Funeral services for Alice E. Quillen will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home with Rev. Wrightly Salling, Rev. Claude Taylor, Rev. Rufus Hood officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Monday & Tuesday nights. Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, in charge.

 

Kingsport News, Tuesday, October 1, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Alma Marie (Saunders) Quillin

OSBORNE - Marie Quillin, 77, Osborne, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Salina Regional Health Center.

Mrs. Quillin was born Marie Saunders on Feb. 12, 1921, at Portis and lived most of her life in the Osborne community. She worked for the Hardman Wholesale Lumber Company and operated Quillin's Fabrics in Beloit for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Osborne.

Her husband, Wayne, died in 1995.

Survivors include a son, Ronald of Beloit; two daughters, Connie Cyr of Beloit and Donna Foxx of Osborne; three sisters, Davenna Dillon of Osborne, Martha Newton of Odessa, Texas, and Alberta Shay of Linden, Mich.; two brothers, Virgil Saunders of Overland Park and Noble Saunders of Lebanon, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Osborne United Methodist Church, the Rev. Gary L. Davison officiating. Interment will be in the Osborne Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420.

(Wayne Quillin was a son of Robert Floyd Quillin, born in Scott Co, and a grandson of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999

Submitted by Don Lane

Avery Edda (Bishop) Quillen

KINGSPORT — Avery E. Quillen, 80, went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with Parkinson disease [ 7/17/2009 ].

She was born on Sept. 30, 1928 in Bath County , Va. to the late James Marion Bishop and Sally Lane Bishop. She attended Gravely Baptist Church , Kingsport . She was a cashier at Thriftway Market for 13 years. Avery was a devoted Mother, she loved to cook and give to others. She enjoyed flowers and growing them. Her family was very important to her.

Preceding her in death, other than her parents, are her husband, Clifford Ray Quillen; sisters, Margaret Donaldson, Ora Mae Bishop and Sue Christian; brother, Phil Bishop.

Surviving are her son, Nelson Quillen and wife, Arlene, Kingsport; daughters, Erana Quillen, Kingsport and Avery Ann Putney and husband, Sport, Blountville; grandchildren, Michelle Easterling and husband, Michael, Nekisha Herron and husband, Eric, Lance Quillen, Preston Putney, Annie Putney and David Quillen; great-grandchildren, Madison Easterling, Nathaniel Quillen, Austin Quillen and Macy Easterling; brothers, Jerry Bishop, Knoxville, Dean Bishop, Oak Ridge, Greg Bishop, Knoxville, James Henry Bishop, Knoxville and Billy Bishop, Highland, Ind.; sisters, Nannie Gordon, Jane Strong, both of Smyrna, Tenn., Margie Dunn, Harriman, Tenn. and Dorothy Hagaman, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. with services at 7 p.m. with Preacher J.R. Pratt and Pastor David Salley officiating.

Music will be provided by Terry Bennett.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alvin William Quillen

Alvin William Quillen, 67, Bloomingdale Pike, died Sunday morning (Dec. 6, 1998) at his residence.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a retired sales manager for B.F. Goodrich. He was a member of Bloomingdale Ruritan Club.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen R. Anderson Quillen; his parents, Warner P. and Alice Compton Quillen; sister, Eulala Quillen Gillenwater; and brothers, Utah Quillen, Pridemore Quillen and E.B. Quillen.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan R. Quillen, Kingsport; sons, Alvin Lynn Quillen, Gate City, Va., and Roger Dale Quillen, Gate City, Va.; granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Quillen; sister, Mrs. G.W. (Mildred) Dougherty, Weber City, Va.; and brothers, Henry K. Quillen, Gate City, Va., R.C. Quillen, Markle, Ind., Compton M. (Mack) Quillen, Weber City, Va., Hagan B. Quillen, Church Hill, and Wayne Quillen, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonas Salling officiating.

Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Amna May (Flanary) Quillen

SLANT, Va. -- Mrs. O. A. Qulllen, 57, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5 a.m. Tuesday [2/4/1958] after an illness of three weeks.

She was the daughter of the late Ira and Flora Smith Flanary.

Survivors include her widower, O. A. Quillen; one daughter, Mrs. Tom R. St. Martin of Kingsport; one son, O. A. Quillen Jr. of Slant; one sister, Mrs. Otto Boatright of Fort Blackmore; one brother, Sherill Flanary of Gate City; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will bc conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Carters Chapel on Stoney Creek.  The Rev. Jim Boatwright will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Carter Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Duncan, Charles Starnes, Claude Brickey, Sam Starnes, Troy Cox, Arlie Sanders, and Ernie Gillenwater.

The body will be taken to the residence at 5 p.m. Wednesday from the McConnell Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, February 5, 1958

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Amy Maybelle (Collier) Quillen

WEBER CITY -- Amy Maybelle Quillen, 70, of Weber City, Va., died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 5 a.m. Sunday [3/18/1968] after a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

Surviving are her husband, Mack Quillen of Weber City; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Jenkins of Route 4, Gate City, Va., two sons, Roy and Paul Quillen, both of Weber City; two half-sisters, Mrs. Amandia O'Neal of Bellview, Fla., and Mrs. J. D. Wylie of Ocala, Fla.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Scott County Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Monday, March 18, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Anthony Rush Quillin

Word has been received of the death of Anthony Rush Quillen, three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Quillen of Arlington, Va. The child died Sunday [July 24, 1957] at the Children's Hospital, Washington, D. C.

The mother is the former Sally Ann Barren of Kingsport.

Survivors, in addition to the parents, include the maternal grandparents, James Barren, Waynesboro, Va.; and Mrs. Sue Barron, Kingsport; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Quillen, Gate City, Va.

The body will arrive in Bristol at 6:35 a.m. Monday and will be brought to Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Atkins officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, July 25, 1957)

Kingsport Times

Submitted by Don Lane

Benny Harold Quillen

BRISTOL, Va. — Benny Harold Quillen, 67, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Monday (June 2, 2008) at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 7, 1940 in Kingsport and was the son of the late John and Ollie Mae McClure Quillen. He had lived in the Bristol area most of his life and was retired from Mayfield Dairy. He attended Keystone Freewill Baptist Church in Johnson City.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Quillen.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Carter and husband, David; son, Brian Quillen; grandchildren, Ashley Overstreet and husband, Jason, Amanda Quillen and Chris Jones; sisters, Juanita Light, Faye Collins, Sue Stokes and Ann Fields; brothers, Orbin Quillen and Jack Quillen; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Charlotte Sealock and Sandy and David Carter.

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

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Nathan Jennings officiating.

The burial will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in McPheeters Bend Community Cemetery in Church Hill.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Jones, John McClain, Hal Ward, Wayne Reed, Bobby Fleenor, Doug Breeding, Pete Fink and Alan Casady.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Bertha G. Quillen

HILTON, Va. -- Miss Bertha G. Quillen, 73, Hilton, Va., died at a Marion (Va.) hospital this morning [11/3/1983] after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a member of Ewing's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Palmer (Janie) McConnell, Hilton, and Mrs. Claude (Elizabeth) Gillenwater, Gate City; a brother, Albert Quillen, Nickelsville.

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

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, November 3, 1983

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Betty Marie (Gose) Quillen

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Betty Marie Gose Quillen of Rt. 2, Nickelsville, Va., (Big Moccasin Community), died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 11:10 p.m. Thursday after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was the daughter of the late Giles and Lou Martin Gose. She is survived by one son, Sgt. James Martin Quillen, U. S. Air Force, Germany; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Smith, Nickelsville, Mrs. Charlie Bill (Catherine) Perry, Mrs. Sue Johnson, both of Gate City, Mrs. J. R. (Dana) Bailey, Sullivan Gardens; one brother, Charles Gose, Nickelsville; three grandsons.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Betty Marie Gose Quillen will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Mabe officiating. Burial in Temple Hill Cemetery at Castlewood.

Pallbearers: Charlie Gilmer, Bill Cossell, Leslie Word, DeWood Glenn, Howard McConnell, Roy Clarence Smith, Gene Taylor and William Banner.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 10-11, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Bordie Lee Quillin

                            Scott Man Dies Of Injuries

GATE CITY, Va. -- A 78-year-old Scott County man was fatally injured about three miles east of Gate City early Monday morning [1/7/1963] when he was struck by an automobile.

B. L. Quillen of Route 2, Nickelsville, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 9:30 a.m. from injuries received in the accident.

Virginia State Trooper W. R. Wagner who investigated said Quillen was walking on Big Moccasin Road when he was struck by vehicle driven by Robert Ray Osborne, Hansonville, Va.

Wagner said apparently Osborne did not see Quillen walking on the road due to a heavy early morning fog.  Osborne told Wagner he did not see Quillen until he hit him.

No charges have been filed against Osborne pending further investigation.

Quillen was a native of Scott County and a member of the New Hope Methodist Church in Nickelsville.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Whited, Gate City, Mrs. G. C. Hash, Salem, Va, and Mrs. Walter Davis, Nickelsville; one brother, A. R. Quillen, Gate City.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the home of Mrs. Walter Davis.  Rev. Walter Mabes, Rev. Ray P. Hargraves and Rev. Kenneth Shearer will officiate.  Burial will be in the Quillen family cemetery.

Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers.

The body will be removed from the Old Dominion Funeral Home to the residence one hour before the service.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, January 8, 1963

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Carl Robert Quillen

Carl Robert Quillen, 81, died Friday (Dee. 20, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 30 years service. He was a member of Ketron Memorial Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker P. Quillen in 1960 and Ida Davidson Quillen in 1964 ,and also by one brother, Walker Quillen and one sister, Edna Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Presley Quillen, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. J.S. (Billie) Chowning, Dillion, S.C. and Mrs. David (Joyce) Sawyer, Fresno, Calif.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Kerr, New York, N.Y., Pearl Owens and Mary Ethel Quillen, both of Kingsport.

CaIIing hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. James Adcox and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlene (Carver) Quillen

KINGSPORT - Charlene "Granny" Quillen, 72, of the Rock Springs Community, passed away Thursday (July 7, 2005) at Wellmont Hospice House.

Mrs. Quillen was saved at Barton's Chapel and baptized in Reedy Creek when she was 13 years old. She enjoyed her family, crocheting, flowers and Christmas lights.

Her parents, Briscoe and Allie Carver and brother, James "Bud" Carver preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Ray G. "Poppy" Quillen, Kingsport; daughter, Julie Strong and husband, Paul, Kingsport; two sons, David Quillen and fiance', Janie Ramey, Kingsport and Sam Quillen and wife, Pam, Fall Branch; six grandchildren, Dwayne, Chris, Chasity, Kimberly, Josh and Caleb; six great-grandchildren, Hallie, Cory, Cody, Sierra, Stella Charlene and Mackenzie; two sisters, Edlis Bledsoe and Joanne Hull, both of Kingsport; one brother, Paul Carver, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Kathy Quillen and fiance', Dayton Peterson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their special thanks to Mike and Debbie Stout and the staff of Wellmont Hospice.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Her grandsons and son-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Henry Quillen

MANVILLE, Va. - Charles Henry Quillen was born Aug. 14, 1943 at home and went to be with the Lord suddenly Monday afternoon (Dec. 22, 2003) at the same place he was born while doing the things he enjoyed, after a brief history of heart disease.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He served during the Vietnam War, 1965-1967, in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1999 from the Tennessee Eastman Company after 321/2 years of service. He belonged to "Wheels of Faith" motorcycle club and loved to ride his Harley.

Charles enjoyed going to church and worshiping the Lord. He was a faithful member of the house of the Lord. He had a prison ministry, along with his son, at Camp 18 in Coeburn, Va.

He loved to hunt and "tinker" on his farm with his tractor and his dogs. Charles was a people person, he loved people and always had a smile - Charles loved life. He will be sadly missed in the community for all he did for others.

Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Freddie Quillen, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher A. and Rhonda Quillen of Gate City, Va.; sisters, Betty Gibson and Pauline Neeley, both of Gate City, Va.; brother, Johnny R. Quillen and wife Joyce of Duffield, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 145 Shipp Springs Rd., Kingsport, and anytime at the residence of his son, Christopher Quillen on Hilton Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the church with Bishop G.D. Peters, Pastor David Peters and the Rev. Ellis Crawford officiating.

Music will be provided by Valerie Rhea and Kandis Barnett.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery by American Legion Post #265 of Gate City and Post #3 of Kingsport.

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

Pallbearers will be Ronald Lambert, Ricky Gibson, Dwight Lane, Clayton McDavid, Bill Peters, Howard Tipton and David Templeton.

Honorary pallbearers will be the "Manville Community Boys" and James Lovelace.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian School, c/o Donna Crawford, P.O. Box 4158, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665, in memory of Charles.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Oliver Quillen

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Charles Oliver Quillen, 73, died at his home, Dungannon, Route 1, at 8 a.m. Saturday after a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sallie Ross Quillen; five daughters, Mrs. Margie Noble Hall, Mrs. Clyde Moore [Pridemore] Dockery, Mrs. Tom Kerns and Mrs. Worth Perry, all of Dungannon, and Mrs. Dave Honeycutt, Wabash, Ind.; three sons, Hazel, Clinchport, Va.; Edward, Gary, Ind., and Arthur Quillen, Dunuannon; a foster son, Mack Quillen, Dungannon; and three brothers, Robert, Dungannon; Bent, Gate City, and Carl Quillen, Nickelsville, Va.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carter Chapel.  The Rev. Volley Thacker will officiate.  Burial will be in the Brickey Cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Scott County Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, December 29, 1957

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Charles Slay Quillen

A graveside service for Charles Quillen, 84, 666 Viemont, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Bethany Cemetery, Downs.

Mr. Quillen died Tuesday [5/18/1982] at his home. He was born July 20, 1897, in Snowball, W. Va. [Snowflake, VA?] He moved to Salina 20 years ago from Denver, Colo. He was a self-employed television, radio and refrigerator repairman.

He is survived by four sons; Gene, Denver; Frank, 300 N. Penn; James and Melvin, both of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Torrey, 804 Sheridan, and Mrs. John Schmidtt, Parsons; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; Mrs. Verda Shell, Pennington Gap, Va., and Beatrice

(last name unknown), Nichlesville, Va.; one half-sister, Delia Miller, Downs; one brother, Sam, Kansas City, Kan.; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

His wife, Emma, died in 1948.

Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

(Son of John Chrisman and Martha Jane (McConnell) Quillin of Scott Co. Birthplace is questionable (Snowflake, VA?) but names of siblings proves his fit in the family.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Wednesday, May 19, 1982

Submitted by Don Lane

Carl K. Quillin

Carl K. Quillin, 77, Kingsport, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He graduated from Shoemaker High School in Gate City, VA., East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN with a B.S. Degree and LaSalle University, Chicago, IL with a decoding degree. He completed graduate work at The University of Tennessee and the University of Wisconsin. Carl also received numerous degrees from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy to include 5 different flight schools. He retired from Eastman Kodak, Kingsport, TN after 29 years and the U.S. Army as Lt. Col., Master Aviator (active guard and reserve, 39 years.)

He served 15 years with the Cub and Boy Scouts as Den Master, Junior Assistant Scout Master, Scout Master and Council Member. He was also a past or current member of the Retired Military Officer Association, Elks, Moose, Eagles and Kiwanis, Retired Tennessee Guard Association, Aircraft Owner's and Pilots Association, Shenandoah Country Club, NRA and the American Legion. He was a current member of Crossroads United Methodist Church, served as Bible School instructor, chairman of the building committee, finance committee and administrative board.

Publications include "How to Teach Economics in High School" and "Office Planning and Design in the U.S. Army."

Some of Carl's hobbies included hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, pool, model airplanes, boats, and wine-making. His inventions include "Microfilm Data Retrieval" with Recordak Division of Eastman Kodak Company and "Energy Notification System," "Emergency Power Systems for the Notification System" and "Q-3s Annunicator Models" for the Chemical Division of Eastman Kodak Company. The 23S models were used worldwide by Eastman Kodak Company.

Carl was preceded in death by his father, A. Rush Quillin; mother, Edna F. (DeSpain) Quillin of Gate City, VA; son, Anthony Rush Quillin; and daughter, Terry Lynn Quillin.

He is survived by wife, Sally Ann (Barron) Quillin; two sons, Randall Scott Quillin and Michael Ward Quillin, and wife, Robin, all of Kingsport; sister, Linda Quillin Davis and husband, Bill of Knoxville, TN and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 31st from 11-1:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Randy Lantz officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Lemaster Quillin

Mr. Charles L. Quillin, one of the best known and most popular and upright citizens of Scott county, died at his home at Snowflake Tuesday morning [7/21/1908] at 7:30 o'clock. He had been in declining health for some time, and for weeks it was known that he could not recover, his illness being of a nature that invariably proves fatal.

The burial took place at his home yesterday and was attended by a host of relatives, neighbors and friends.

Mr. Quillin is survived by his wife, one son, Warren Quillin, and three daughters, Mrs. J. S. Greever, Mrs. Nannie Osborne and Miss Corrie Quillin. Two brothers, Messrs. E. P. and J. H. Quillin, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Broadwater, of St. Paul, Va., also survive him. He was about 75 years old, and for long years had been a devout and highly useful member of the M. E. Church, South.

It can truly be said that in losing Mr. Quillin his community has sustained a great loss. He discharged his duty faithfully through life, made the world better by living in it, and at a ripe age was taken to his eternal reward.

Gate City Herald (Probably)

Submitted by Don Lane, from Mary Lou Meade Newman’s Collection

Clarence Aubrey Quillen

Mr. Clarence A. Quillen of Mansfield, formerly of Shreveport and Fisher, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 in Mansfield.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 17 at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Avenue. Dr. Scott Tatum, (ret) former pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church, officiated.

Mr. Quillen was born in Tyrone, Mo., Dec. 29, 1899. He was a W. W. I. Veteran, having served in France during the war. He moved to Fisher in 1921 and was employed by LA. LONGLEAF LBR CO for 46 years. He retired in 1967 as General Manager and member of the Board of Directors and moved to Shreveport in April of that year. He was also a member of Fisher Baptist Church, where he was a choir director, Men's Sunday School Class teacher and church treasurer. Upon moving to Shreveport, he became active in the Broadmoor Baptist Church and became teacher of the men's Progressive Class.

Ill health forced him and his wife to move to Mansfield Nursing Center in March 1997.

Survivors include two daughter, Mrs. Jane Rougeau and son-in-law, Dr. James Rougeau of Mansfield and Mrs. Nancy McDonald of Baton Rouge; three grandchildren, Robert McDonald, Elizabeth Coe and Gregory Rougeau; two great-grandchildren, T. J. and Claire Burke; two nieces, Daphne Davis of Springfield, Mo. and Kathleen Jennings of Mariposa, Calif. Mr. Quillen was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Y. Quillen (5-8-97); two brothers, Rufus and Rob Quillen; and one sister, Maxine Bosley.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff at Mansfield Nursing Center for the love and care given to Mr. Quillen. The family suggests that memorials be made to Broadmoor Baptist Church, in Shreveport or LA. Baptist Children's Home in Monroe. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Mansfield, La. 

(Clarence A. Quillen was a son of Robert M. Quillin Sr and Amanda Helen Davidson Quillin, b. Scott Co, d. Fordland, Webster Co, MO)

Obituary from Findagrave.com via Quillin Family Tree by Paul Quillin

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence H. Quillen

Fort Blackmore, Va. — (Spl.)—Clarence Henry Quillen, 27, of Fort

Blackmore, died in Catawba Sanatorium,Catawba, Va., at 12:30 p. m.

Friday following a lingering illness of 20 months duration. Prior to his illness, he was employed for two years at Holston Ordinance Works, and a sister, Miss Vordle Quillen, is employed in Kingsport.

Surviving are his parents. Mr. And Mrs. Charles Oliver Quillen; five sisters, Mrs. Edith Perry, Mrs Margie Hall and Misses Verdie, Freddie and Nellie Quillen; three brothers-Hazel, Arthur and Edward Quillen; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Ross, all of FortBlackmore.

Funeral services will be held at Stoney Creek Baptist Church,, with burial in Brickey Cemetery near here. The time of the service has not yet been announced. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News; Aug. 23, 1947

Clifford Ray Quillen

Clifford Quillen, 34, Claremont Dr., died Wednesday morning of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Quillen was born in Scott County, Va., the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Quillen, Gate City. He was an employe of Blue Ridge Glass Corporation and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors besides the parents are his wife, Mrs. Avery Bishop Quillen; two daughters, Sally and Avery Quillen; one son, Nelson Ray Quillen, all of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Ralph Venable, Mrs. Carl Tipton, Mrs. Harold Davis and Mrs. Kathleen Free, all of Gate City; three half-sisters, Mrs. Carl Sensabaugh, Mrs. J. G. Spears, and Miss Nina Quillen, all of Kingsport; three brothers, James H. Jr., Donald and James P. Quillen, all of Gate City; two half-brothers, Maynard of Kingsport and Gene of West Virginia.

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

(Kingsport Times, Friday, March 25, 1960)

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Funeral services for Clifford Ray Quillen, 34, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Weber City. He died near Bristol, Virginia, Wednesday morning of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Lester Smith will officiate the services. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Graveside services will be conducted by members of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Virgil Price, Jack Carter, James Odham, Clamon Steward, Herman Long and Garfield Jones.

The body will be taken to the residence, 604 Claremont Drive, Kingsport, at 11 a.m. Saturday from Gate City Funeral Home. It will be taken to the church one hour before the services.

Kingsport News, Saturday, March 26, 1960

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Cloteen (Moore) Quillen

Cloteen Moore Quillen 95, Nickelsville, VA entered into rest July 10, 2011 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Quillen was born in Scott County, VA on June 27, 1916, the daughter of the late William A. Moore and Theresa Wampler Moore.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Quillen; son, Howard Lee Quillen; brothers, Howard Moore, Joe Moore, and Edd Moore.

Surviving are her daughters, Anita Quillen of Nickelsville, VA; and Annette Horne and husband Garland of Gate City, VA; daughter-in-law, Joan Quillen of Gate City, VA; sisters Mabel McConnell of Kingsport, TN; Elizabeth Starnes of Gate City, VA; and Doris Palmer and husband I.D. of Bristol, TN; brother, Glen Moore and wife Wanda of Blountville, TN; grandchildren, Kevin Horne and wife Linda of Kingsport, TN; Bryan Horne and wife Trish of Little Elm, TX; Regina Owens and husband Ralph of Kingsport, TN; and Melissa McCullough and husband Theron of Gate City, VA; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July, 13, 2011 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry Spivey and Rev. Lelbert Thornburg officiating. The Tiller Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. The family will meet at the Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Kevin Horne, Bryan Horne, Ralph Owens, Theron McCullough, Charles Bartlett, and Bill Sluss will serve as pallbearers. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Cloteen Moore Quillen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Wellington Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. -- Clyde Quillen, 40, died at the home of J. W. Peters in the Big Moccasin Community at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. [12/29/1955]

He was born and reared in Scott County.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Vaughn, of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Hickey, of Povett [Poteet,] Texas; and one brother, Herman Quillen of Miami, Fla.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Antioch Church, Route 2, Gate City.  The body will remain at McConnell Funeral Home until one hour before services, when it will be taken to the church.

Burial is to be Creek [Cleek] Cemetery, in the snowflake Community.

Kingsport Times, Friday, December 30, 1955

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Compton McConnell "Mack" Quillen

WEBER CITY - Compton M. "Mack" Quillen, 70, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Sept. 25, 1999).

Mr. Quillen retired in April of 1986 after 38 years from the Tenite Plastics Division of Eastman Chemical Company as a shift supervisor. He was a member of Salley's Chapel Baptist Church in Weber City and had attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Robinette Valley for the past seven years, where had led the Wednesday night Bible study.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warner P. and Alice C. Quillen; four brothers, Pridemore, Utah, E.B., and Alvin; and one sister, Eulala Gillenwater.

Surviving are his wife, Violet, of the home; two sons, Jimmy G. Quillen , Weber City, and Gary Mac Quillen and his wife, Rita, Weber City; three grandchildren, Ezekiel, Kelsey and Teague Quillen , all of Weber City; three brothers, Robert C. Quillen , Indiana, Hagan Quillen , Church Hill and Wayne Quillen , Fort Blackmore, Va.; one sister, Mrs. G.W. (Mildred) Dougherty; and one half-brother, Henry K. Quillen, Fort Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City and anytime at the residence at 121 Chapel Street in Weber City.

Masonic services will be performed at 7:45 p.m. today by the Catlette Lodge No 35.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Lonas Salling and Bro. Darius Horne officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior Smith Singers.

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

The family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cora Emily (Gillenwater) Quillen

DUNGANNON -- Mrs. Cora Emily Quillen, 77, died at 1:25 p.m. Friday [1/12/1973] after a short illness.

She was a native of Scott County and a member of the New Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church.  She was the widow of Robert J. Quillen.

Survivors include her sons, Elder J. B., R. F., and Joseph R. Quillen Jr., all of Kingsport; daughters, Mrs. K. W. (Edna) Greer, Detroit; Mrs. Bill (Dove) Clark, Castlewood; Mrs. Talmidge (Clyde) Kern and Mrs. Kyle (Polly) Carter, both of Clinchport; Mrs. E. C. (Leona) Hill Sr., and Mrs. Clyde (Ruth) Collins, both of Gate City; Mrs. Lowell (Julia) Osborne, Nickelsville; Mrs. Wesley (Patricia) Dingus and Mrs. Walter (Myrtle) Brickey, both of Kingsport; sister, Mrs. Orphe Newland, Kingsport; brothers, J. B., Ft. Blackmore, and Shealey Gillenwater, Portsmouth, Va.; 40 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Cora Emily Quillen, 77, of Route 1, Dungannon, Va., who died at 1:25 p.m. Friday at Holston Valley Community Hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Warren Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev James A. Boatright. Rev L. W Salling, Rev Echol Herron and Rev. Wrighlly Salling will officiate.  Interment will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 14, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Corine (Dean) Quillen

NICKELSVILLE. Va. — Corine Quillen, 73, of Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday ( May 24, 2011 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , and was a farmer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bee and Lillie Clark Dean; sisters, Lou Virgie Dean and Margie Dale Weddle; brother, Lawrence Dean.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Smith and husband, Teddy, Nickelsville, Va., Edna Vaughn and husband, Robert, Atlanta, Ga., Belinda Baker and husband, Tony, Duffield, Va., Marie Helen Dean, Duffield, Va.; son, James Lee Dean, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren, two special granddaughters, Kim and Kasey Smith; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Smallwood, Weber City, Va., Eva Joyce Dean, Norfolk, Va., Mae Dean, Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Ralph Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Don Dean, Kingsport, Walter Fred Dean, Kingsport, Marvin (Buster) Dean, Nickelsville, Va., Hugh Gene Dean, Nickelsville, Va; special niece, Rose Dockery and husband, Jonathan Dockery, special sister-in-law, Louella Dean.

Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday ( May 25, 2011 ), at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Elizabeth Smith. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Guy Elam officiating.

Music will be provided by Teddy Smith.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Dean Family Cemetery .

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

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Darryl Ewing “Big Daddy” Quillen

KINGSPORT  Darryl Ewing “Big Daddy” Quillen, 67, of Kingsport, went to be with his Father in heaven on Friday morning (March 13, 2009).
He served in the U. S. Army and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. Darryl was a loving husband, father, papaw, son, brother, and friend to all who knew him. His hobbies included fishing, coaching Little League, and working on street rods.
Darryl was a member of Morrison City Christian Church.
His father, Ferris Quillen, preceded him in death in 2002.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Rae Smith Quillen of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Dave Fisher of Toney, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jill Quillen of Roanoke, Va.; four grandchildren, Hannah, Daniel and Matthew Quillen, and Zachary Fisher; his mother, Eva Quillen of Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Christine Quillen of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Services will follow at 7 p.m. Sunday with Bob Underwood, Minister.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Sullivan County EMS, Education Fund, P. O. Box 389, Blountville, Tenn., 37617.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Darryl Ewing Quillen.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Samuel Quillin

David Samuel Quillen, seven-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Quillen, Rt. 2, Doran Addition, Kingsport, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday [2/1/1966] at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Besides the parents be leaves sisters, Brenda, Kathy, Sharon and Melinda of the home; 3 brothers, Ronald and Donald, and one twin brother Dwight of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Quillin, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mont Hillman, maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hillman, all of Dungannon.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Elder Echol Herron in charge.  Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.  The body was removed to the home Tuesday afternoon from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, February 2, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Delilah “Dee” (Benson) Quillen

Delilah “Dee” Benson Quillen, 79, of the Manville Community, passed away Saturday January 26, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, she has lived in Southwest Virginia most of her life. She worked at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle Benson and Lydia Ann Benson and step mother, Olive Benson; two brothers, William and Lyle Benson and a half-brother, Henry Tomes

Dee is survived by her husband of 59 years, Hobert Quillen, Jr; three sons, Stevan Quillen of Fall Branch, Mark Quillen and wife Maryann of Gate City and Jeff Quillen of Gate City; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Benson, Sylvia Sue Gilliam and husband, Ronnie Gilliam, and Phyllis Ann Parker; a brother-in-law, Richard Don Quillen and wife, Lee along with several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends on Tuesday (January 29, 2013) 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 Tuesday (January 29, 2013) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bob Cloud and Bob McConnell, officiating. Music will be provided by Allen Brummitt.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday (January 30, 2013) 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 funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession.

Carter-Trent/ Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Dee Quillen.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Douglas Leon Quillen

Funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. for Douglas Leon Quillen, two-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lidle Quillen, who died Thursday monring at the home of his parents at Solitude, near Church Hill.  The services will be conducted from the residence with the Rev. George Cates in charge.

Burial will be in the family plot in Mt. Carmel .

In addition to the parents, the survivors include a twin brother, Larry Ray Quillen; three brothers, James, Richard and Samuel Quillen, and five sisters, Willie, Caly May, Ethel, Maggie and Shelby Jean Quillen.  He also leaves his paternal grandfather, Joe Quillen, of Eidson.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, November 27, 1942)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Dusty Lee Quillen

GREENEVILLE - Dusty Lee Quillen , 12, Rambo Road, died Tuesday ( March 7, 2000 ) at Johnson City Medical Center . He attended Doak Elementary and attended Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harold ``Pete'' Johnson; and his paternal grandfather, Everette Quillen .

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Amanda Quillen and Bobby Greer; father and stepmother, Jeff and Revonda Quillen ; one brother, Stanley Quillen ; one sister, Sara Quillen ; half-sister, Madison Quillen ; stepbrother, Matthew Tweed; stepsister, Shelly Wilson; maternal grandmother, Sylvia Johnson; paternal grandmother, Pauline Quillen ; several aunts, uncles, and a host of other family members and friends.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at River Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dolphus Cutshaw, the Rev. Homer Holland the Rev. Hugh Jennings officiating.

Burial will be at River Hill Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Richard Johnson, Robert Johnson, Eric Johnson, Tommy Gross, Chad Gross and Rex Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Greer, Daniel Norton, friends and classmates, teachers and bus drivers at Doak Elementary.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eileen Bertha (Shaffer) Quillen

KINGSPORT — Eileen Quillen , 85, of Kingsport , is now singing in the Heavenly choir as of Thursday ( Aug. 13, 2009 ) at 10:30 a.m.

Eileen was born on Sept. 23, 1923 in Maces Springs , Va. She was the third of 15 children, born to the late Clint and Ocie Clark Shaffer. Mrs. Quillen made singing a big part of her life. In her earlier years, she sang along with her brothers on WOPI Radio Station in Bristol , Va. She also sang on many religious broadcasts on WGAT-Gate City and WMCH-Church Hill. Eileen was a charter member of Lewis Lane Central Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir. She sang with several groups through the years. Eileen had a true love for flower gardens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Quillen in 2006; an infant daughter, Danna Darlene Quillen ; her brothers, Willard, Wilmer, Fred, Eugene, Harold, Garnett and an infant brother, Cecil Shaffer.

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

Eileen Quillen is survived by her daughters, Patricia Quillen , Regina Dye and husband, Ron, Debbie Calhoun and husband, Dwight (Steve), (all of Kingsport); her grandchildren, Chris Napier, Julie Christian and husband, Sean, April Dye and husband, Justin and Amy Dye; two great-grandchildren, Kali Phillips and Airman First Class Christopher Napier, Jr. (Lakinheath Air Force Base in London, England); her brothers, T.J. Shaffer and wife, Thelma (Hiltons, Va.), Kenneth Shaffer (Kingsport), Don Shaffer and wife, Janet (Little Ferry, N.J.); sisters, June Shaffer and husband, Jim (Centerville, Ohio), Carolyn Welch and husband, Bob (Gate City, Va.), Shirley Wade and husband, Larry (Kingsport), Betty Newland and husband, Benny (Kingsport); along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kenny Hammond officiating.

A eulogy will be provided by her sister, Betty Newland.

A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Vermillion Cemetery in Hiltons, Va. , with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be her brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis Lane Central Baptist Church building fund, 135 Dellwood St. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37665 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Elbert Godsey Quillin

ELBERT G. QUILLIN DIES IN HOSPITAL

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Well Known Gate City Lumber Dealer and Mill Owner Dies Here

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Elbert G. Quillin, 44, well known Gate City, Va., lumber dealer and mill owner, died in a local hospital at 1:20 p. m, today [12/9/1931] after more than two months illness. During the time he spent in Kingsport he underwent two operations to build up his broken down condition.

Mr. Quillin was prominent in Gate City social and civic affairs and was widely known throughout Scott county.

Surviving are J. B. Quillin, his father; sisters, Mrs. W. K. Babcock of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Kyle R. Flarris of Washington, D. C.; brother. Rufus Quillin of Chicago, Illinois.

No funeral arrangements had been made at 2:00 p. m. today.

(THE KINGSPORT TIMES, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1931)

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Elbert G. Quillin, 44, leading Scott County Lumber dealer and owner of the Gate City Planing Mill, died in a Kingsport hospital last Wednesday evening. [1931]

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Birdie Kate Broadwater Quillin; one daughter, Beverly K. Quillin; two brothers, Rufus Quillin, Chicago, Illinois; John Barney Quillin, Gate City; four sisters, Mrs. W. B. Babcock and Mrs. K. R. Farris, both of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Paul L. Cross, Gate City, and Mrs. T. E. Carper, Los Angeles, California, and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Quillin.

Mr. Quillin's death followed two operations to lower high blood pressure and efforts to rebuild from a general breakdown. At the time of his death he was a member of the Scott county electoral board. During his lifetime, Mr. Quillin was noted for his interest and active participation in civic and church affairs.

For nearly a score of years he served as a member of the Southern Methodist church board of trustees, church official in several capacities, and as treasurer. He was largely instrumental in securing and building the new Southern Methodist Church.

He served as a member of the Gate City Town Council for a number of years. His efforts were given to everything of a civic nature that would better his community.

Funeral services were conducted last Friday from the church in which he had played so prominent a part. Rev. Frank Y. Jackson, Kingsport, with Rev. J. B. Craft and Rev. J. B. Ely, his pastor, conducted services. Interment services were held by the Masons.

Active pall bearers were: H. W. Sandidge, R. G. Craft, C. W. Kels, J. P. Coley, A. R. Quillin, J. W. Carter, Wilbur McConnell and E. V. St. Martin.

Honorary: J. C. Sandidge, Hagan Bond, P. H. Nickels, Carter Seaver, Belt H. Quillin, E. T. Carter, S. W. Coleman. S. H, Bond, A. McG. Wallace, E. A. Quillin, R. D. Fields, R. C. Good, W. H. Perry, W. E. Barker, B. B. Cox, T. J. Stephenson, John Minnich, E. M. Corns, Sam McDowell, E. D. Rollins, Nat Copenhaver, D. A. Sargent, J. B. Wampler, J. M. Rollins, K. Boatright, W. D. Smith. J. L. Q. Moore, J. T. Haynes, A. W. Stair. W. L. Starnes, H. P. Boatright, Spud Everett, Thurman Smith, W. W. Ramey, John H. Johnson. S. A. Ellis.

Flower Bearers: Mrs. Joe Kane, Ida McConnell, Grace McConnell, Mattie Fuller, Madie Barker, Roberta Richmond, Marie Corns, Myrtle Droke, Elva McAuliffe, Ula Boatright, Mrs. Fannie Sandidge.

(From "A Collection Of OBITUARIES And Other Published Death Notices By The Late ANGIE BELLE MEADE Of Coeburn, VA - courtesy of Hubert Powers." Clipping appears to be from Gate City Herald. No dates.)

("A Collection Of OBITUARIES And Other Published Death Notices By The Late ANGIE BELLE MEADE Of Coeburn, VA - courtesy of Hubert Powers." Clipping appears to be from Gate City Herald. (date not given))

Submitted by Don Lane

Elbert W. Quillen

Gate City, Va. - Funeral services for Elbert W. Quillen, 87, who died at his home, Gate City, Route 2, Tuesday [Feb 20, 1945] at 1 a.m., will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Quillen home with Dr. Haskell Miller, in charge. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

Mr. Quillen was the son of the late Martin B. and Annie Addington Quillen.

Surviving are three sons, Allen Quillen and Orville Quillen of Gate City and Jeff Quillen of Illinois; three daughters, Miss Pearl Quillen of Gate City, Mrs. Grady Coley of Gate City and Mrs. Burge Franks of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and one brother, C. P. Quillen of Gate City.

(Kingsport Times, 2/21/1945)

Kingsport Times

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Elisha Columbus “Manzie” Quillen

E. C. (Manzie) Quillen, 89, 1087 Carr St.; died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday [2/10/1971] in Wilcox Hall.

He was a native of Scott County, Va.  In early years he taught school in Virginia and later was a member of the Scott County School Board.  He stopped teaching school to become postmaster of Hiltons, Va., a position he held for 39 years.  After retirement he moved to Kingsport where he had resided for the past 16 years.  He was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Della Dunn Quillen of the home; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Hall and Mrs. Joe Groseclose, both of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Glenna Sturgill of Duffield, Va.; two brothers, Willie Quillen of Bluff City, and Eugene Quillen of Gate City; and two grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for E. C. (Manzie) Quillen, 89, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. L. Trent and Rev, James H. Waller officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Horne is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Thursday, February 11, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Elizabeth Jane (Alley) Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. — Jane Alley Quillen, 72, of the Alley Valley community, went to be with the Lord late Tuesday (July 4, 2006) after a brief illness while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was born a daughter of the late Joseph and Etta Greear Alley on March 16, 1934 and was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Sharon Roberts, and an infant sister, Lettie Jo Alley.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, E. S. Quillen, Jr., of the home; two daughters, Loretta Page and husband Larry, Gate City, Va., Diana Hylton and husband Sam, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Doug Quillen and Leon Quillen, both of Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Michael Page, Stephen Craft, Staci Craft and Samantha Hylton; two great-grandchildren, Brooke Page and Brett Page; two sisters, Ellen Alley, Gate City, Va., Betty Peters, Kingsport, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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

The services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday from the chapel, with Rev. Willie Neeley officiating.

Burial will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Alley Valley Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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GATE CITY WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH

Heart Attack Fatal For Mrs. Emily Quillen;
Had Lived In
Gate City for 15 Years

GATE CITY , Nov. 2.--Victim of a heart attack. Mrs. Emily Quillen 78. was found dead at her home this morning.

Mrs. Quillen was a native of | Scott county and had lived here for the past 15 years. She was a daughter of John and Jane Quillen Adams. During her residency here, she had taken an active part in activities of the Southern Methodist Church of which she was a member.

Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Etta Wallace and Mrs. Oprha Harris of Gate City ; one son, John M. Harris of Iowa ; one sister, Mrs. J. H. McConnell of Gate City ; two brothers, J. J. Alley of Bristol and A. Alley of Gate City .

Funeral services will be held Monday at the Southern Methodist Church at 2:00 p. m. with the pastor, Rev. W. V. Pierce and Rev. J. B. Craft officiating.

Kingsport Times; Nov. 3, 1935

Elsie Mae (Wood) Quillin

GATE CITY, Va. - Elsie Mae (Wood) Quillin, 94, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday Nov. 10, 2006 after an illness.

Born Oct. 20, 1912 in Washington County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Johnnie and Lillie Adaline Wilson Wood. Elsie loved to quilt and did many beautiful quilts during the 70 years she quilted. She was a member ofVir- ginia Extension Homemakers Council for over 30 years. Some of her quilts have been displayed at the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap, Va.and at several quilt shows. She also won some blue ribbons at the Knoxville Fair. She had been a member of the Nottingham United Methodist Church since 1949.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Markie Wolfe Quillin, in 1991; a daughter, Shirley Ann Quillin; two brothers, Arthur Wood and Sherman Wood; one sister, Alpha Wood Hensley.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Quillin and wife Nancy, Jacksonville, Fla., and James Quillin and wife Kris, Tallahassee, Fla.; one daughter, Norma Safriet and husband Lewis, Greeneville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Legenia Nickles, Holly Rivas, Rebecca Brock, Amanda Quillin and Kristopher Quillin; a sister, Pauline Homer, Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Nottingham United Methodist Church off US Highway 58, Gate City, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, with Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery, with James Harper, Jim Henderson, Paul Greene, Bob Laxton, Nat Baker and Dallas Safriet serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Cox, Luther Dixon, Bascum Blankenship and Jim Kurapka.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Nottingham United Methodist Church, Rt 4, Box 479N, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Eugene L. Quillen

HILTONS, Va. - Eugene L. Quillen, 89, died in Bristol Memorial Hospital at 4 p.m. Monday [ 4/28/1975 ] following a short illness.

He had made his home for the past several months with a sister at Duffield , Va.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gerry Dray of El Centro, Calif.; one son, Donald Quillen, Riverside, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Snapp, Kingsport, and Mrs. Jeanelle Rudolph, Lynchburg, Va.; two step-sons, Wayne McMurry, Kingsport, and Don McMurry, Lcnior City; one brother, Willie I. Quillen, Piney Flats; one sister, Mrs. Glenda Sturgill, Duffield; three grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, April 29, 1975)

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QUILLEN, EUGENE L.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Robert Gardner officiating. The interment will follow in the Herman Cemetery . The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Ralph Derting, Carl McConnell, Ed Gardner, Carl Fletcher, Raymond Gardner, Carlton Gardner,

Roy Gregory, and Ray Baker. Warren Funeral Home, Weber City, in charge of  arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Wednesday, April 30, 1975)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane  

Eugene W. Quillen

MORRISON CITY -- Eugene W. Quillen, 24, of 609 Bellridge Road, Morrison City, was found dead at his home Tuesday [2/7/1967].

Quillen was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport for the past 10 years.  He was a graduate of Lynn View High School and was a member of State Line Baptist Church.

He was employed as a salesman for the Jewel Box of Kingsport for the past six years.

Survivors include, besides his widow, Mrs. Virginia S. Quillen, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walker P. Quillen of Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. George Bailey of Kingsport, Mrs. Virginia Adams of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Peggy Ann Quillen of Kingsport; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Strong of Gate City, Va.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at State Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Gonzales and Rev. Hobert Reneau officiating.  Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Carter's Chapel.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1967

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Evea (Barker) Quillen

KINGSPORT - Evea Barker Quillen, 87, of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday (March 13, 2007) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a member of Stone Drive United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Quillen; a son, Randy Moore; her parents, J.W. Barker and Mollie Ketron Barker; sisters, Evie Barker, Nettie Guy and Ruby Unangst; brothers, Bruce Barker and Hubert (Barker) Faust.

She is survived by her sons, Roy Anderson and wife, Cheryl, and Mike Anderson, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Micheal Moore, Alicia Adams, Ellen Anderson, Joe Anderson, John Anderson and Heather Holligen; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Barker and Earl Barker, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn Grace (Blair) Quillen

Feb 23, 1919 – Apr 2, 2010

GATE CITY - Evelyn Grace Quillen, 91, entered into rest on Friday (April 2, 2010).

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 23, 1919. She was a homemaker and a member of Blairs Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Monroe Blair and Ora Pack Blair; husband, Charlie C. Quillen; son, J.B. Quillen, Sr; grandson, J.B. Quillen, Jr.; sisters, Thelma Mann, Carie Quillen, Verda Tipton, Sudie Mann and Annie Musick; brothers, Lee Blair, Clarence Blair, Junior Blair and Ray Blair.

Surviving are her daughter, Clarise Steadman and husband Fred, Church Hill; sons, Roy Quillen, Gate City, Paul D. Quillen and wife Rita, Hiltons, Va., and Larry Quillen and wife Kathy, Gate City; sister, Alma Kinkaid, Gate City; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Musick and Rev. Ken Pierce officiating.

Music will be provided by Don Brooks.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Strong Family Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Moffitt, Stewart Moffitt, Charles Quillen, Bobby Quillen, Phil Quillen and Randy Quillen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Moffitt, Andy Moffitt, Michael Quillen, Jason Quillen and Greg Ashworth.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Maxie Musick, the fourth floor nursing staff of Holston Valley Hospital and Mrs. Quillens caregiver, Charity.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn June Quillen

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Evelyn June Quillen, 84, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Wood Quillen, died Sunday (July 9, 2000) after a lengthy illness.

She graduated from Nickelsville High School in 1932, studied piano at Virginia Intermont College and graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1937.

She taught school for 16 years in Wise and Scott counties, was employed with Selective Services from 1942 to 1948 in Kingsport. Due to the illness of her parents, she returned to Nickelsville in 1948.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was the pianist and organist for 48 years, was the young people's Sunday School teacher for many years and also taught private piano for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Wood Quillen, M.D. (1965) and Lillian Catherine Carty Quillen (1953); sister, Frances Uneva Quillen King (Mrs. J. Ralph King) in (1980); brother, Vernon Waldo Quillen (1974).

Surviving are sister, Lelia Faye Quillen Casey (Mrs. Fred P. Casey), Richlands, Va.; ten nieces and nephews, Sherry King Boatright, Kingsport, Mary King Roe, Knoxville, John Holland King, Fort Blackmore, Va., Suzi King Haubenreich, Brentwood, Tenn., Eve King Bishop, Waynesville, N.C., Gary Quillen Casey, M.D., Kingsport, Jerean Casey Grau, LaGrange, Ga., Gizele Casey, Bowen, Tazewell, Va., Timothy Sutton Quillen, Teresa Quillen Vicars, both of Nickelsville, Va.; 21 great nieces and nephews, Tracy Vicars, Mark Vicars, LeAnne Quillen Shelton, Lisa Quillen, Sarah Bowen, Will Bowen, Jay Grau, Harriett Grau, Aaron Casey, Claire Bishop, Jack Bishop, Jacob Haubenreich, Mary Haubenreich, Lindsay King, Amber King, John Ralph King III, Sarah King, Chris Roe, Alison Roe Sanderson, Brian Boatright, Lauren Boatright.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott county Funeral Home.

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins, the Rev. Paul Blessing, Dr. Jack C. Bishop Jr. officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Temple Hill Cemetery, Castlewood, Va.

Family will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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Everson V. Quillin

GATE CITY -- Everson V. Quillen, 87, Route 1, died early Friday morning [8/25/1972] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness.

A life-long resident of Scott County, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian Brotherhood.

He is survived by sons, the Rev. Herman C. and Paul Lee Quillen, both of Gate City; seven grandchildren and seven

great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Everson V. Quillen will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Gate City Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. A. Dingus and the Rev. L. W. Onstead officiating.  Burial will follow in the McConnell Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 27, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ezekiel Harrin Quillen

FALL BRANCH - Ezekiel H. Quillen, 90, of Fall Branch, died at his home at 8 a.m. today [10/13/1960], after a lingering illness.

He was a retired farmer, and was born and reared in Scott County, Va. He had made his home in the Fall Branch area for the past 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Bellamy Quillen; five sons, Homer Quillen, of California, Otis, Kingsport; Howard and Corbet of Fall Branch, and Everett Lee of Chuckey; two daughters, Mrs. Leota Morrison, Fall Branch, and Mrs. Opal Archer of Chuckey; two brothers, Hop, of Gate City, and Warren [sic, Warner], Ft. Blackmore, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Liza Brickey and Mrs. Annie Brickey, both of Kingsport.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

The body is at the Fall Branch Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, October 13, 1960

Submitted by Don Lane

Ezra Conrad Quillen

GATE CITY -- Ezra Conrad Quillen, 73, Route 2, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 6 a.m. today [6/19/1970] following a brief illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County and a member of Manville Holiness Church and a retiree of Tennessee Eastman Co.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Veldie McDavid, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Neeley and Mrs. Betty Gibson, both of Gate City, two sisters, Mrs. Edith McConnell, and Mrs. Ruth Jennings, both of Gate City; two brothers, Hobert and Hoyt, both of Gate City; 31 grandchildren; five great-­grandchildren.

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

[Burial – Oak Hill Memorial Park. Ezra had four surviving sons that were not named in the obituary.]

Kingsport Times, Friday, June 19, 1970

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ezra D. Quillen

HILTONS, Va. -- Ezra D. Quillen, 90, Route 1, died Monday afternoon ( Sept. 24, 1990 ) at Meadowbrook Manor.

A native of Scott County , he was retired from the Mead Corp. with over 40 years of service and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Hobbs Quillen, in 1969; his parents, Auburn and Nancy Jenkins Quillen; one son, James "Buddy" Quillen; and one grandson, Tony Scott Quillen.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. G. B. (Venus) Blankenbeckler and Mrs. Wayne (Ruby) Whiten, both of Hiltons, Mrs. Earl (Betty) Lawson, Rogersville; one son, Jackie Ray Quillen, Hiltons, Va. ; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the homes of Venus Blankenbeckler and Ruby Whiten, both of Hiltons.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Pat Starnes, the Rev. Tommy Benton and the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler officiating.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hiltons Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, September 25, 1990)

(Note:  Obituary says Lottie's death was 1969; Cem Book 8, page 118, says 21 Jan 1979 and SSDI says Jan 1979)

Kingsport Times-News
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Frances Nell Quillen

Frances Nell Quillen, 69, of Kingsport passed away at 9 am on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a graduate of Church Hill High School and was employed by the Kingsport Press for 25 years. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Beulah Rose Quillen and her grandparents, W.C. and Ollie Quillen

Survivors include her two aunts, Jean Robinette of Taylorsville, NC and Polly Collins & husband, Earnest of Mt Carmel; special caregivers, Pauline Quillen and Bob Royal; along with several cousins, and a host of friends.

The family will receive fiends from 12 - 1 pm on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

Graveside services will follow at 1: 30 pm in McPheeter’s Bend Community Cemetery, Church Hill, TN. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Fred J. Quillen

Mr. Fred J. Quillen, 88, Dungannon, VA passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Quillen was born in Scott County, VA on December 10, 1923 to the late Everson Charles and Hettie Richmond Quillen. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Mary Wanda Peters Quillen, and sisters, Violettia Quillen McClellan and Fern Quillen preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Perry Charles Quillen and wife, Gena, Dungannon, VA; grandchildren, Dustin Quillen, Lindsey Stapleton and husband, Timothy; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Sabra Collins will provide the music.

Military graveside services will follow at the Fincastle Cemetery, Dungannon, VA, conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA, assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Jimmy Sergent, Dustin Quillen, Timothy Stapleton, Billy Culbertson, Bill Culbertson, Phil Osborne, Frank Wolford, and Dave Dorton will serve as pallbearers. Eugene Burton, Jordan Peters, Lee Burton, Mikey Finch, and Sammy Brickey will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Fred J. Quillen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

George Dewey Quillen

A funeral service for George Dewey Quillen, 73, of 504 Locust Ave., was held at 11 a.m. today in the Memorial Chapel of McDow-Tyree Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Scott Hutton Sr. and the Rev. Robert Yates, with interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Mr. Quillen died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the University Hospital in Charlottesville.

He was born Oct. 20, 1898, in Scott County, a son of the late Robert S. and Martha Lane Quillen.

Mr. Quillen was vice president of Waynesboro Nurseries, Inc., and a member of Antioch United Methodist Church in Antioch.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dasie Kiser Quillen of Waynesboro; one daughter, Mrs. Frances McMurray of Windsor, N. Y., one son, Stanford E. Quillen of Waynesboro; three sisters, Mrs. Joe B. Jinnette of Waynesboro, Mrs. Clara Greer of Gate City, and Mrs. Dana Serrett of Alexandria; one brother, Rayford Quillen of La Puente, Calif.; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl M. Quillen, Edgar M. Quillen, Echol A. Quillen and Robert G. Quillen, and one sister, Mrs. Leland McConnell.

Active pallbearers were James Binns, Worthy Thompson, Edward Fisher, Edward Wilhelm, T. W. Shiflet and John Wehry Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were E. R. Heavener, J. D. Grove, William Dick, Dr. William MacIlwaine, Harold Chitturn, Sidney Anderson Sr., Alvin Powell, Warren Short and Harold Houle.

Herald-Virginian (Waynesboro), Wednesday, September 13, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane (from Quillin Family Tree by Paul Quillin)

Georgia Mabel (Armstrong) Quillen

FALL BRANCH -- Mabel Armstrong Quillen , 87, 147 Cherry Lane , died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Greene County , she had been a resident of Fall Branch for 58 years. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Quillen was the daughter of the late John and Mary Pierce Armstrong.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Quillen in 1991; a daughter, Mary Ester Quillen; a grandson, David Allen Quillen ; five brothers, Willie, Elbert, Bert, Lant, and Lewis Armstrong; six sisters, Ett White, Jessie Charlton, Rhoda McAmis, Art Morrison, Rose Charlton, and Beulah Charlton.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Ralph Bradley, Fall Branch; three sons and daughters-in-law, Willie J. and Linda Sue Quillen , Fall Branch, John and Karen Quillen , Jonesborough, Sam and Cathy Quillen , Crawfordville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Leota Morrison; special friends, Jim and Nova Wolfe; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Victor Wallace and the Rev. Bill Gardner officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethany Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Jeff Quillen , Wes Quillen , Danny Guy, Johnny Mitchell, Bobby Stykes, and George Moody.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery Memorial Fund, c/o Phyllis White, 125 Nelse Roberts Road , Chuckey , TN 37641 .

 Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glen Hall Quillin

Services for Glen H. Quillin, 91, of Lufkin, [TX] were held Sunday, Aug. 22 in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. [Died Aug. 20, 2004]

Mr. Quillin was born June 24, 1913 in Hallsville to the late John Ed and Tressie (Schaffer) Quillin, and died Friday, Aug. 20 in a Lufkin retirement center. He owned and operated Quillin's Furniture Store for 34 years and was a past president of the Kiwanis Club. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Hazel (Cammack) Quillin; son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. And Angela Quillin; grandson and wife, William and Nicki Quillin; granddaughters and husbands, Katherine and Brad Jordan, and Mary Ellen and Brent Tanksley; great-grandsons, Brandon Quillin and Aaron Quillin; great-granddaughters, Lyndsay Quillin, Amy Quillin and Ava Jordan; stepdaughter, Dorothy Davenport and stepgrandson, Danny Rawls, Tracy Rawls.

Mrs. Quillin was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine Elizabeth Quillin.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

(Glenn Hill Quillin was a gr-grandson of James C. Quillin, b. 9/17/1810 in Scott Co, d. 9/17/1858, Harrison Co, TX. James C. Quillin was a son of Scott Co pioneers James and Martha (Evans) Quillin. Many of this family has stayed in the Harrison Co, TX area.)

Findagrave.com, Memorial# 64821003

Submitted by Don Lane

Grace ( Taylor ) Quillen

KINGSPORT - Grace Taylor Quillen , 80, went home to be with the Lord at 5 p.m. Saturday ( March 27, 1999 ) at Hillside Manor.

Born in Greene County , Tenn. , she lived most of her life in Fall Branch. Mrs. Quillen was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corbet E. Quillen ; her parents, Frank and Lydia Taylor; four brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Louane Coffman and her husband, Phillip Coffman, Fall Branch; Sandra Pope and her husband, Alexander Pope III , Temple Hill, Md.; one son, Steven C. Quillen and his wife, Becky, Fall Branch; a brother-in-law, Odus Hayes, Fall Branch; two sisters-in-law, Leota Winstead, Kingsport, Irma Taylor, Greeneville; seven grandchildren, Kristi Sanders, Gray, P.J. Coffman, Fall Branch, Craig Quillen , Fall Branch, Julia Pope Douglass, Alexander, John and Lydia Pope, Temple Hill, Md.; and three great-grandchildren, Cliff, Kayla and Ollen.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes or anytime at the home of a daughter, Louane Coffman, 201 Warren Street , Fall Branch.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Wallace and the Rev. Bill Gardner officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of Fall Branch Cemetery Memorial Fund, c/o Mrs. Carmel Lady, 405 Bank Drive, Fall Branch , TN 37656 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Herman Carson Quillin Sr.

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. — The Rev. Herman Carson Quillin Sr., 94, passed away March 1, 2010, at his residence.

Rev. Quillin was born May 6, 1915, in Scott County, Va., Alley Valley community, where he has lived his entire life.

He was the son of the late Everson V. and Mozella McConnell Quillin.

He attended public schools in Scott County and entered the ministry at a very young age of 17.

He completed studies at the School of Ministerial Studies , a nondenominal school in Kent , Ohio , the American Bible Institute, and received his Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Christian Theological College Inc. in New York . He was a member of American Evangelical Christian Churches , whose headquarters are based in Indianapolis , Ind.

In 1968, seeking fellowship and Christian understanding, and wishing to promote the philosophy of “No Book But The Bible, No Creed But Christ, No Law But Love, No Name But Christian,” he was founder of the Christian Brotherhood Inc. He was editor of the “Christian Brotherhood” publication until 2008.

In his 70-plus years in the ministry, he pastored and evangelized in numerous states including Virginia , Kentucky , West Virginia , Tennessee , Ohio and Arizona . He was pastor and Bible teacher at Lawson Memorial Church for 30 years, leaving there in 2007 due to his declining health. During his ministry, he officiated at 2,239 weddings.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his late wife, Glennia Margaret Spears Quillin, the mother of his children; one infant son; a brother, Paul Lee Quillin; a grandson, Mark Stephen Quillin; daughter-in-law, Jean Quillin; son-in-law, Robert Kelly Nelson. He was also preceded in death by his late wife, Helen Gillenwater Quillin.

His survivors include daughter, Emma Rena Penrod and David, Bowling Green, Ky.; sons, Cowell Quillin and Bobbie, Kingsport, Dwight E. Quillin and Jennifer, Kingsport, Michael Carr Quillin and Rhonda, Kingsport, Hobart Larry Quillin and Linda, Greenwood, Ind., Herman C. Quillin Jr. and Gracie, Dallastown, Pa., Billy Joe Quillin and Gwen, Fort Blackmore, Va.; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Quillin, Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren, Robbin Nelson Wells and Jerry, Bowling Green, Ky., David Quillin and Mitzi, Kingsport, Jeff Quillin and Donna, Kingsport, Stephanie Nelson and Bill, Baltimore, Md., Sheri Quillin, Johnson City, Richard Quillin and Ginger, Fort Blackmore, Va., Sarah Quillin and Seth Quillin, Greenwood, Ind., Rachel Quillin and Kristi Quillin, Johnson City, Michael Brandon Quillin, Elizabeth City, N.C., Jason Carrico, Nickelsville, Va., and Leslie Hall, Powell, Tenn.; 17 great-grandchildren, Andrew Sharp and Heather, Bowling Green, Ky., Jacob, Heath, Caylin, Chayla Quillin, Kingsport, Brittany Stewart and Tenley Stewart, Baltimore, Md., Ethan and Alex Quillin, Fort Blackmore, Va., Malachi, Jaydyn, Myah Carrico, Nickelsville, Va., Landon Bailey, Kayla Bailey, Kingsport, Madison Hall, Powell, Tenn., Adrienne Duncan and Auston Steffey, Kingsport; a special 5th generation great-great-granddaughter, Adrianna Kelly Sharp, Bowling Green, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Donna Brickey and Steve, Fort Blackmore, Va. and Aretta Hill and Larry, Mount Carmel; one stepson, Don Gillenwater and Debbie, Fort Blackmore, Va.; five stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

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

Eulogies will be given by Wanda Addington and Rex McCarty.

Music will be provided by Don Brooks Trio.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. The family will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, David Quillin, Jeff Quillin, Richard Quillin, Jason Carrico, Seth Quillin and Michael Brandon Quillin.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Quillin family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hagan Beecher Quillen Sr.

CHURCH HILL - Hagan B. Quillen Sr., 66, left his home here on earth to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002).

He was born in Scott County's Midway community in 1935 to the late Warner P. and Alice Compton Quillen. He continued to reside in Scott County until he moved to Church Hill in 1972. Hagan proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from AFG Industries-Greenland Plant as Quality Control Manager after 26 years of dedicated service. Hagan thoroughly enjoyed golfing with family and friends. In recent years, he spent much of his time enjoying his grandchildren and gardening. Hagan was the best husband, Dad and papaw life could offer; he was our family's rock.

Hagan will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, E.B. Quillen, Pridemore Quillen, Utah Quillen, R.C. Quillen, C.M. "Mack" Quillen and Alvin Quillen; and a sister, Eulala Gillenwater.

Surviving are his loving wife, Phyllis Taylor Quillen, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Kenny Helton, Church Hill and Traci and Rusty Stewart, Mount Carmel; sons and daughters-in-law, Hagan and Nennia Quillen, Rogersville and Jerry and Tina Quillen, Church Hill; grandchildren, Clayton Quillen, Kennetha Helton, Brandi Quillen, Michael Quillen and Jacob Stewart; brothers and sister-in-law, Henry Quillen, Ft. Blackmore, Va. and Wayne and Peggy Quillen, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and G.W. Dougherty, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Lonas Salling officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith, Lawrence Winstead and the Rev. George Lane.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at 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.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel Ruby Still Quillen 

Hazel Ruby Still Qulllin, 76, 1233 East Center Street, died Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 4, 1993) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Hawkins County, she moved to Centralia, Kansas and lived in Kingsport since 1935.  She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader and Sunday school tea­cher.  She won the 1983 Tennessee State Senior Olympics Mile Walk and was a member of several garden clubs.

Mrs. Quillin was a member of Waverly Road Presbyterian Church.

A daughter of the late James W. and Isabell Barrett Still, she was preceded in death by her hus­band, Glendon W. Quillin, five sisters, Lola Ellison, Esther Stanton, Rosa Wood, Ollie Ellis, and Isabell Henry; six brothers, Frank Still, Elmer Still, Hiram Still, J. Charles Still, Fred Still and Roy Still.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Quillin Nelms, Austin, Texas; one son, James F. Quillin, Johnson City; one granddaught­er; three sisters, Mrs. B. L. (Edith) Hays, Kingsport, Mrs. Arch (Carnie) Browning, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mrs. Claire (Madge) Matson, Waterville, Kansas; two brothers, Calvin Still, Winter, S.D. and A. Richard Still, Cary, N.C.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p m and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services win be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jack Raymore officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, 1415 Waverly Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or Christine LaGuardia Phillips Can­cer Center, c/o HVHMC, Kingsport, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 8, 1993

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Harold E. Quillen

ROGERSVILLE -- Harold E. Quillen, 42, Jones Street, Rogersville, died Monday morn­ing (March 19, 1990) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter after an extended illness.

He was a member of West View Baptist Church and served with the U.S. Army in Korea and with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Quillen, and a brother, Henry Lee Quillen.

Surviving are his wife, Trudy Feagins Quillen, of the home; one son, Harold John Robert Quillen, of the home; his mother, Isabel Quillen, Rogersville; three brothers, Rex Quillen, North Carolina, Worley Quillen and Hugh Kyle Quillen, both of Rogersville; two sisters, Margaret Bowen, Rogersville and Diane Brock, Jefferson City.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Colboch-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Rogersville, with the Rev. Bob Cummings, the Rev. Dennis Hill and the Rev. Richard Castle officiating.

Joseph Rogers VFW Post No. 9543 will conduct military graveside services in Highland Cemetery

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, March 22, 1990

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Henry H. Quillen

Hill, Va. — (Spl.) — Henry H. Quillen, 71, well-known farmer and

livestock grower, died at his home late Saturday night. A native of this community, he was the son of Wiley S. and Evelyn Smith Quillen.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the first Methodist

Church in Gate City, with the Rev. L. W. Pierce, pastor, and the Rev. J. C. Hawkins of Bristol in charge. Interment in Holston View cemetery, with the Catlett Masonic Lodge, of which Mr. Quillen was a member, conducting graveside rites.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ida Darnell Quillen, a daughter, Miss Clarice E. Quillen, and a brother, Lillis S. Quillen, all of the Hill Community

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 1, 1947

Henry Kyle Quillen

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. — Henry Kyle Quillen , 94, of Fort Blackmore, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon ( March 29, 2011 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County . Henry retired as a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vestie Howington Quillen ; his parents, Warner Quillen and Lakie Harris Lane; a grandson, Eddie Dingus; along with several sisters and brothers.

Henry Quillen is survived by his daughters, Cecile Dingus (Fort Blackmore, Va.), Mable Rasnake (Kingsport); nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Dougherty (Weber City, Va.) and Kathleen Williams (Gate City, Va.); brothers, Wayne Quillen (Fort Blackmore, Va.) and Robert Lane (South Carolina); along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of either daughter.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Hiram Christopher Quillen

MT. CARMEL -- Hiram Christopher Quillen, 60, of 438 Bay Street, Mt. Carmel, Tenn., died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday [8/2/1986] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., he had lived most of his life in Baltimore, Md. returning to Mt. Carmel approximately eight years ago.  He was an iron work­er and a driver for Gilliam Cab Company.  Mr. Quillen was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, W. C. Quillen, in 1978, and his mother, Mrs. Ollie H. Quillen, in 1979.  Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. James (Alwanda) Carter, Church Hill, Mrs. John (Violet) Goins, Kingsport, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Robinette, Taylorsville, N.C. and Mrs. Earnest (Polly) Collins, Mt. Car­mel; two brothers, Paul Quillen, Kingsport and Doyle Quillen, Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Hill Fu­neral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Morris Quillen and the Rev. Marlin Vaughan officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 3, 1986

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Hobart McKinley "H.M." Quillen

KINGSPORT - Hobart (H.M.) McKinley Quillen , 80, went to be with the Lord Saturday (June 5, 1999) at the Indian Path Medical Center.

Hobart was born October 20, 1918 in Scott County, Va. to the late Hobart M. and Cora Vermillion Quillen . He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the silent Wings. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No 972. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Kingsport. He was retired as supervisor at the Kingsport Press after 51 years of service.

Other than his parents he was precede in death by brothers, Jack L. Quillen and Fred Quillen ; a sister, Charlotte Ann Quillen Loggans.

Hobart is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Peggy J. Simcox Quillen , of the home; his daughters and sons-in-law, Bytha Quillen Kilgore and Rick L. Kilgore, Kingsport, Amy Quillen Benton and Dylan R. Benton, Hiltons, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, John A. and Barb A. Drake Quillen , Roswell, Ga.; granddaughter, Mandy Kilgore; brother, Dr. Howard E. (Jeep) Quillen , Gate City; sisters, Mary Katherine Quillen Williams, Clinton, Tenn., Ellen Jane Quillen Bowen, Gate City, Linda Lou Quillen Duncan, Waukegan, Ill. and Betty Jo Quillen Wilhelm, Kingsport; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tom Lohr officiating and burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park, with full Military honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No 3.

Pallbearers will be B.Y.K.O.T.A. Class of First Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the Kingsport Press.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hobert McKinley Quillen

GATE CITY -- Hobert McKinley Quillen, 76, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 8:30 p.m. Friday [7/28/1972] after a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, a Methodist, and a retiree of Tennessee Eastman Company.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cora Vermillion Quillen; daughters, Mrs. John W. (Mary Katherine) Williams, Oak Ridge; Mrs. L. R. (Betty Jo) Wilhelm, Kingsport; and Mrs. Marvin L. (Charlotte Ann) Loggins, Mrs. Murel (Ellen Jane) Bowen, and Mrs. Robert R. (Linda Lou) Duncan, all of Gate City; sons, H. M., Jr., Kingsport; Dr. Howard E., Gate City, and Jack L. Quillen, McKeesport, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Horton Salling, Gate City; Mrs. Charles Broadwater, Nickelsville, and Mrs. Gilbert Shell, Pennington Gap; brothers, Sam, Kansas City, Kan.; Schley and George Quillen, Downs, Kan.; a half-brother, Floyd Quillen, Downs; and 23 grandchildren.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Hobert McKinley Quillen will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Lynch and Rev. Edwin Berwanger officiating.  Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be John H. Williams, Hargis Flanary, Robert (Bob) Wilhelm, Rufus Miller, Harvey Sandidge, Wayne Benton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Echol McClellan, Ray Green, Grady Coley, Sam Pierson and I. D. Vermillion.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Sunday night.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 30, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Howard Edward Quillen

FALL BRANCH — Howard E. Quillen, 78, 147 Cherry Lane, Fall Branch, died 6 a.m. Sunday (April 7, 1991) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Fall Branch for 50 years.  He was employed in the C.E. division at Tennessee Eastman Co. for 40 years retiring in 1975.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch.

He as the son of the late Ezekiel and Mary E. Bellamy Quillen.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ester Quil­len, one grandson, David A. Quillen, Dec. 1990; four brothers, Lucian, Homer, Corbett, and Otis Quillen.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Armstrong Quillen, of the home; one daughter, Betty J. Guy, Fall Branch; three sons, Willie J. Quil­len, Fall Branch, John E. Quillen, Durham, N.C. and Samuel D. Quillen, Tallahassee, Fla.; two sisters, Opal Archer, Kingsport, and Mrs. Gaynes (Leota) Morrison, Fall Branch; one brother, Everett Quillen, Greeneville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grand­children; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Fune­ral Home and anytime at the, home.

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

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bethany Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Fall Branch Fire De­partment, c/o Connie Phillips, P.O. Box 44, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656 or the Gray Rescue Squad Inc., P.O. Box 8188, Gray, Tenn.  37615.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, April 8, 1991

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Dr. Howard Eugene "Jeep'' Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. - Dr. Howard Eugene "Jeep'' Quillen , 79, entered into rest at 5 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 14, 1999) at his residence.

Born in the Midway community of Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Gate City, Va. most of his life and was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church. He was a combat veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a graduate of Emory and Henry College, he was formerly employed as a teacher and coach by Gate City High School and Tazewell High School. He graduated with honors from the Medical College of Virginia in 1962 and practiced dentistry in Gate City for 35 years. He retired in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Jacqueline Broadwater Quillen ; son, Howard E. Quillen Jr.; three brothers, Fred, Jack "Little Jeep'' and H. M. Quillen ; a sister, Charlotte Ann Loggans; and his parents, Hobert McKinley and Cora Vermillion Quillen.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Howard (Ann) Cone, Kingsport; three grandsons, Joshua H. Cone, Jonathan A. Cone and Timothy D. Cone, all of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. John W. (Mary Katherine) Williams, Clinton, Tenn., Mrs. L. Ray (Betty Jo) Wilhelm, Kingsport, Mrs. Robert R. (Linda Lou) Duncan, Wisconsin and Ellen Jane Bowen, Gate City; 21 nieces and 19 nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery. The family will be meeting at 2:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Harless and the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating. Music will be provided by Steve Lott.

Pallbearers will be John Quillen, Pat Loggans, Tony Loggans, David Williams, Josh Cone, Jonathan Cone, Mike Kerney, Elliott Smith and Timothy Cone.

Honorary pallbearers will be the coaching staff of Gate City High School, Chuck Steiner, Danny Roller, Wayne Miller, Dr. G. C. Honeycutt, Dr. Larry D. Hudson and Darrell Daugherty.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Jenkins Evangelistic Association in Gate City, or to the Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Howard Judson Quillen

DRYDEN, Va. -- Howard Quillen, 80, died Sunday (Aug. 8, 1993) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Mr. Quillen was retired from farming and the Lee County school system.  He was a deacon of Dryden Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ida Quillen, Dryden; one son, Don Quillen, Dryden; two daughters, Fay Bolling, Dryden, and Marie Quillen, Bristol, Va.; four grand­children and three great-grand­children; one brother, Ray Quillen, Dryden; and three sis­ters, Eva Gulley and Fern Musick, both of Dryden, and Mary Scott, Summervllle, Ky.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dryden Bap­tist Church with the Rev. Jessee James, the Rev. Clay Harrell and the Rev. Arnold King officiating.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Burial will be in Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, August 9, 1993

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Howard Lee Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. - Howard Lee Quillen, 71, of Anderson Circle (East Carters Valley), went to be with the Lord Monday afternoon (June 18, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 24, 1936 and was the son of Cloteen Moore Quillen and the late Albert Lee Quillen of Scott County, Va. He was retired from AFG-Kingsport after approximately 40 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jo Ann Dunaway Quillen, of the home; two daughters, Regina Owens and husband, Rev. Ralph of Kingsport, Melissa McCullough and husband, Theron, of Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Rachel Owens, Jonathan McCullough, Amanda Owens and Jake McCullough; his mother, Cloteen Quillen of Nickelsville, Va.; two sisters, Annette Horne and husband, Garland, of Gate City, Va., Anita Quillen, of Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews and others are left to mourn his passing.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow in the funeral chapel with Rev. Robert Fletcher and Rev. Ralph Owens officiating.

Music will be provided by Theron McCullough and Theresa Lane.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Holston View Cemetery with family and friends meeting at 10:50 a.m. at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Dunaway, Mark Dunaway, Jonathan McCullough, Mike Evans, Trey Price, Scott Stringer, Kevin Horne and Todd Stringer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Garland Horne, Bryan Horne, Bryan Evans, Gary Price, Lincoln Thomas, Chris Cox, Christopher Evans and Cory Evans.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105 or via donors@stjude.org.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Hoyt Palmer Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. - Hoyt Palmer Quillen, 73, Route 1, Gate City, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, (Sept. 8, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Mr. Quillen was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He was a retired foreman in the CE Division of Tennessee Eastman Company, after 37 and a half years of service. He was a member of Alleys Chapel United Methodist Church, and a charter member of Manville Ruritan Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie F. and Maude Nash Quillen; two sisters, Edith McConnell, and Ruth Jennings; and three brothers, Alfred Quillen, Conard Quillen, and Hobart J. Quillen.

Surviving are his wife, Annett Ervin Quillen; one daughter Mrs. Roger (Peggy Jayne) Price, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Robert C. (Bob) Quillen, H.E. Quillen, both of Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren; and one sister, Ora Hammonds, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Bill Slagle officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Memorials may be made to the Scott County Life Saving Crew or to the Alleys Chapel United Methodist Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hubert Lee Quillen

Hubert Lee Quillen , 82, 337 Blakley Drive, Rock Springs community, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday ( Jan. 13, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he served with the U.S. Army during World War II and resided most of his life in the Rock Springs community. Mr. Quillen was a member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church . He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. after more than 25 years of service.

He was preceded in death by a son, Hubert Elmo Quillen ; three sisters, Bessie Arnold, Edith Martin and Blanche Tolliver; two brothers, Joe Clyde (Jay) Quillen and John A. Quillen .

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pauline (Polly) Quillen , Kingsport; two daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis and Harvey Laney, Kingsport and Lois Louise Moles, Kingsport; two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Lee Quillen , Kingsport and Donald Hubert and Tammy Quillen , Johnson City; six grandchildren; a sister, Lonnie Dickson, Kingsport; a brother, Ray Quillen , Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Hensley and Dr. Dan Hammer officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rock Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 227 Church View Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ida Belle (Davidson) Quillen

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. -- Ida Belle Davidson Quillen, 83, Route 1 Ft. Blackmore, Va., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Friday [11/4/1960] at 10:30 p.m.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County.

Survivors include four daughers, Mrs. Patricia Kerr, New York, N. Y., Mrs. Mary Quillen, Kingsport, Mrs. Edna Jones, Kingsport, Mrs. Pearl Owens, Church Hill; two sons, Walter P. Quillen, Kingsport, Carl R. Quillen, Kingsport; one sister. Amanda Quillen, Ford Land, Mo.

Funeral services will be held 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Copper Creek Communily Church with Rev. Eritt Darnell, and Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home and will be removed to the church one hour before services to lie in state.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, November 6, 1960

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Infant Son Quillen

Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Echol A. Quillen, of 753 Highland Avenue, passed away at the Waynesboro Community Hospital, Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. in East Chapel of the Etter Funeral Home. Interment was in River View Cemetery with Dr. J. G. Patton in charge of the service.

(Echol Adophus Quillin, son of Robert Steele and Martha Jane (Lane) Quillin of Scott Co.)

Waynesboro News Virginian, February 5, 1942

From www.findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Irvin Grant Quillin

GATE CITY -- Irvin Grant Quillin, 62, of Gate City Route 4 died in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday (3/21/1973) after a short illness.

He was a native of Scott County and attended Nottingham Methodist Church.

Surviving are his brothers, Markie Wolfe and Jarol Edsel Quillin, both of Gate City Route 3; and sister Mrs. Bordie (Launa) Hart and Mrs. James (Gracie) Davidson, both of Kingsport.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport News, Thursday, March 22, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Isaac Fred Quillen

KINGSPORT - Isaac Fred Quillen 80 passed away at his residence May 12, 2007 after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 11, 1927 in Manville, Va. to Alfred Dewey and Nancy Helen McDavid Quillen. He was retired from City of Kingsport Maintenance Division and was a farmer, raising beagles and rabbits. He was a loving husband and father. Isaac was a member of Hillcrest Bible Mission.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie Quillen and Lewis McDavid; brother, J.L. Quillen; sister, Dorothy Quillen; great-grandchildren, Gracy Ann McCloud and Thomas Adams; ex-wife and mother of his children, Dora Lee Barnette.

Surviving is his wife of 32 years, Betty Lou Quillen, Kingsport; daughters, Brenda Quillen and finance, Bob Stapleton and Sue McNutt and husband, David; sons, Roger Quillen and wife, Tina, Junior Quillen and wife, Patty and Dwain Quillen and wife, Nancy all of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters; Ruth France, and Margaret Spivey of Gate City, and Georgie Austin, Clinchport.

Calling hours will be Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. and other times at the home.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Castle officiating.

Hillcrest Bible Mission will be in charge of the music.

Graveside services will follow in Tate Family Cemetery, Yuma, Va.

Pallbearers will be Stanley McCloud, Billy Eidson, Mike Adams, Ricky Quillen, Wendell Quillen, Isaac Helton.

Honorary pallbearers, are David McNutt and Glen Stapleton.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Isaac Henry Quillen

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Ike Henry Quillen, 71, Dungannon, Va., died at Kingsport Hospital Thursday [3/1/1984] morning.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired employ­ee of Clinchfield Railroad and a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Orpha Osborne Quillen, Dungannon; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Jerri) Carter, Weber City, a son, Fred J. Quillen, Lansdale, Pa.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Sally) Taylor, Gate City, Mrs. U. Jay (Helen) Bowen, Duffield, Mrs. William (Lillian) Banner, Dunnganon, and Mrs. Elliott (Irene) Ambrister, Kingsport; and a brother, C. E. (Cotton) Quillen, Gate City.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Cline Welch, the Rev. Jack Kincheloe and the Rev. Warren Stewart officiating.

Burial will be in the Banner Cemetery.

(Kingsport Times-News, Friday, March 2, 1984)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

J. B. Quillen Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. -- J. B. Quillen Jr., three-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Quillen Sr., Route 4, died at Holston Valley Hospital Saturday morning. [11/2/1963]

Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Cindy Quillen, and one brother, Phillip, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pendleton; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quillen, all of Gate City.

Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pendleton Cemetery (Manville Community).  Rev. Ray Hargraves will officiate.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until time for services.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, November 3, 1963

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Jackie Charles Quillen

KINGSPORT - Jackie Charles Quillen, 52, Kingsport, passed away at his residence Friday, (June 22, 2007) after a brief illness.

Jackie was born in Kingsport, Tenn. on Dec. 25, 1954, the son of Elaine Culbertson and the late James Edward Quillen.He was employed with the Eastman Chemical Company for over thirty years.

In addition to his father, twin sisters, Sharon and Karen Quillen; paternal grandparents, Nannie and Clarence Bradley; maternal grandparents, S.V. and Mallie L. Vermillion; a nephew, Jerrod Boatright; and cousins, Ivan Vermillion and Jeff Wood, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Quillen, Kingsport; mother, Elaine Culbertson and husband, Kelly, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Wanda Dixon and husband, Charles, Bristol, Ga. and Nancy Boatright and husband, Jerry, Surrency, Ga., mother-in-law, Mildred Quillen, Weber City, Va.; and several aunts and uncles; one niece, Lisa Chancey; two nephews, Jamie Boatright and Josh Boatright; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and any time at the residence of Mildred Quillen.

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

Lisa Chancey will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Tim Sprouse, Jeff Holt, Rick Pearce, Kris Moody, Mark Wampler and Mike Lane will serve as pallbearers.

Gene Harr, Steve Jones, Rod McQue, Todd Brown, Chuck Herron, Roger Stratton, Randall Bishop, Grover Robinette, Mike Wininger and Marcus Miller will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Sullivan County Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 and/or to the Jeff Wood Memorial Fund, c/o Linda Hillman at BB&T Bank, Nickelsville, Va.

The Quillen family wishes to express very special thanks to Jackie's co-workers for all of their help, to Hospice for their care and to all of the family and friends who helped so much.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Albert Quillin

James Albert Quillin, a retired farmer, died at his home, 1218 Cherry Street, at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday [8/24/1955] after two years illness.

He was born and reared in Scott County, Va., the son of Adolphus H. and Caroline Hicks Quillen, and was an active member of Antioch Methodist Church in Snowflake, Va. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sally Lawson Quillin; one daughter, Miss Margery Quillin, Kingsport; one son, Glen, Kingsport; one sister, Miss Stella Quillin, Antioch, Va.; and four brothers, H. A. Quillin, Kingsport; W. M., C. K., and George P. Quillin, Gate City, Route 2.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday night.  The body is at McConnell Funeral Home, Gate City.

(Kingsport News, Thursday, August 25, 1955)

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Funeral services for James A. Quillin, retired farmer who died at his home, 1218 Cherry Street, Wednesday, will be today at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Methodist Church.  The Rev. W. L. Gates and the Rev. Kenneth Williams will officiate.

Burial is to follow in the family cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ted Lowe, Howard Quillin, Rayford Quillin. N. D. Whited, Maldon Lane and Herchel Hammonds.

The body will remain at McConnell Funeral Home until one hour before services, when it will be taken to the church.

 

Kingsport News, Friday, August 26, 1955

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Edward Quillen

James Edward (Horse) Quillen, 52, of 345 Clarmont Road, died at 10:10 p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital, Thursday [3/2/1978] after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, he was formerly employed by City Cab Co. and was employed as a Scott County school bus driver.  He was a member of the Scott County Communications Club.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elaine Vermillion Quillen, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Wanda) Dixon, Bristol, Ga., and Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) Boatright, Surrency, Ga.; one son, Jackie Charles Quillen, Kingsport; one foster sister, Mrs. Herman (Mavis) Spivey, Weber City; step­father, Clarence Bradley, and mother, Mrs. Nannie Quillen Bradley, both of Gate City; two grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, March 3, 1978

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Ezra Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. -- A former Scott County sheriff, James Ezra Quillen, 89, died at Wilcox Hall in Holston Valley Community Hospital Saturday. [4/30/1977]

Quillen, a Scott County native, was sheriff from 1936 to 1940.  He retired as a plant guard, at Tennessee Eastman Co. in Oct., 1953.  He was a Baptist.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Sallie Taylor, Mrs. Naomi Salling, both of Gate City, Mrs. Ruth Watson, Mrs. Irene Armbrister, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Helen Bowen, Duffield, Mrs. Lillian Banner, Dungannon; three sons, Ike Quillen, Dungannon, Cecil Quillen, Gate City, Eugene Quillen, Kingsport; 18 grandchildren, 32  great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for James Ezra Quillen will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Lane, the Rev. Jimmy Boatwright and the Rev. Bob Lynch officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 1, 1977

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

J. B. Quillen Sr.

GATE CITY  -- J. B. Quillen Sr., 42, of Route 4, Gate City, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday [8/31/1980] at Indian Path Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Scott County, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Sheriffs Association and the Mendota Masonic Lodge 174.  Quillen was employed by the Scott County Sheriffs Dept. for the past nine years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Billie P. Quillen, Gate City; two sons, Phillip Quillen and Randall (Randy) Quillen, both of the residence; one daughter, Cindy Quillen, of the residence; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Char­lie C. Quillen, Gate City; one sis­ter. Mrs. Clarice Moffitt, Church Hill; three brothers, Roy Quil­len, Auroda, Colo., Paul Quillen, Hilton and Larry Quillen, Gate, City.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for J. B. Quillen Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Paul Lane officiating.  Interment will follow in the Strong Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jackie Porter, Lloyd Porter, Oscar Peters, Tom Gibson, J. C. Pendleton and Buddy Lane.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Scott County Sheriffs Dept., the Virginia State Police of Scott County and the Weber City and Gate City town police.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, September 2, 1980

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Edwin "Bimbo" Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. — James E. (Bimbo) Quillen, 57, born on Oct. 19, 1951 of Midway, Va., formerly of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord, Saturday (April 4, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Hospital after a brief illness.

James was employed by Brock Company and previously at Kingsport Press. He was the former owner of Family Video in Church Hill and Video City in Mount Carmel.

James or (Bimbo) as he was affectionately nicknamed by his Daddy as a child also loved farming cattle, camping and helping anyone whom he felt needed a helping hand. James was of the Baptist faith and we will never forget the smile that was always on his face.

He is preceded in death by his parents, E.B. and Nina Elliott Quillen; and father-in-law, Hubert Merritt.

Survived in death by his wife, Jackie Quillen (the love of his life); his step son and daughter~in~law, Greg and Whitney Stidham (which he loved as his own); mother-in-law, Loretta Merritt of Walland, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Alvin Clark of Gate City, Va., Lois and Gale Kleebler of Fort Blackmore, Va. and Marilyn Cole of Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Suzanne Quillen of Kingsport; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Jerry Hughes of Surgoinsville and Tonya and David Bowles of Maryville, Tenn.; Nephew, Kevin Estep and wife, Erica; nieces, Marlene Castle, Sara Grace Quillen, Ophelia Edmonson and Emily Bowles; great nieces, Heather Castle and Maddison Grace Green; great nephews, Ethan and Luke Estep; and a great many more loved ones and dear friends.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. with services at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff DeBoard and the Rev. Mark Estep officiating.

Music will be provided by Mildred Doughtery and the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12 noon to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Hughes, Wayne Quillen, G.W. Doughtery, Alvin Clark, Gale Keebler and David Bowles.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Ezekiel Quillen

GATE CITY -- James Ezekiel Quillen, 78, Route 4, Gate City, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday [2/8/1957] at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and had been a carpenter most of his life.  He was a member of the Lydin Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bordie Hart and Mrs. J. S. Davidson, both of Kingsport; three sons, Ervine Grant, Marlie Wolfe and Jerrol Edsel, all of Gate City; two brothers, C. A. and J. H., both of Kingsport, and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Claude Falin, Echol Herron, John L. McDavid, C. A. McDavid, Lee Foster, Robert Quillen, Homer Jones and Kyle Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Earl Lawson and the Rev. J. W. Gott will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 10, 1957

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

James Frank Quillen

GATE CITY, Va.-- James Frank Quillen, 94, Route 2, Gate City, died yesterday [11/2/1983] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Cen­ter.

A native of Scott County, he was a retired farmer and attended the Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carmine (Mildred) Elliott, Gate City, and Mrs. H. L. (Myrtle) McConnell, Kingsport; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Maxie McConnell, Kingsport.

Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lacey Andrews and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, November 3, 1983

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Henry Quillen

KINGSPORT - Congressman James Henry Quillen passed away at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning (Nov. 2, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born Jan. 11, 1916 in Wayland, Scott County, Va., he was one of 10 children born to John Alley and Hannah Chapman Quillen. The family moved to Kingsport in the late 1920's when he was very young where he continued his schooling and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School.

He worked in the newspaper industry prior to serving as an ensign on the USS Antietam in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Upon returning to civilian life in 1946, he entered the construction business in Kingsport where he built numerous houses. He met Cecile Cox during this time and they were married Aug. 9, 1952.

At her persuasion along with others, he entered the race for the Tennessee Legislature in 1954, and holds the record for having the longest continuous service by any Tennessee member of the U.S. House of Representatives since Statehood in 1796. He was Dean of the Tennessee delegation to Washington.

Congressman Quillen retired on Jan. 4, 1997, concluding his 34 years in the U.S. Congress, and over 40 years in public service.

He was a member First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport.

On Jan. 25, 2002, the Congressman's beloved wife of over 49 years, Cecile Cox Quillen, died of heart failure. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. They are Willie, Jack, Bob, Roy and Edd Quillen; and Mrs. Nannie Hagy and Mrs. Rubye Parker.

Survivors include two sisters, Faye Quillen of Kingsport and Mrs. Vesta Wilson of Lenoir, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews and many cousins.Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Church Circle, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary of the church with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to: James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Foundation Office, ETSU, Box 70721, Johnson City, Tenn. 37614-0721; James H. Quillen Regional Heart Center, Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Foundation Dept., West Ravine Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660; James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Center for Rehabilitative Medicine, Sixth Level, JCMC, 400 State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604; Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Excellence in Geriatrics and Gerontology, VA Medical Center, 11-E, Mountain Home, Tenn. 37684; First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James L. “J. L.” Quillen

WEBER CITY, Va. - James (J.L.) Quillen, 75, passed away Monday (Aug. 16, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 4, 1929, the son of the late Alfred and Nancy McDavid Quillen. He retired from Scott County School System as custodian.

Mr. Quillen was of the Baptist faith and attended Log House Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Hass Quillen in 2001; sister, Dorothy Quillen.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Alan (Lisa) Dunn, Kingsport; grandson, Matt Dunn; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Betty Quillen, Kingsport; sisters and brother-in-law, Georgia Austin, Clinchport, Va., Margaret Spivey, Ruth and Guy France, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the daughter's residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Pat Hammonds and the Rev. Harold Shoemaker officiating.

Music will be provided by Calvary Lighthouse Singers.

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Martin Quillen

TURKEY - James Martin Quillen, formerly of Gate City, Va., died Aug. 16 [2011] in Turkey.

He was a graduate of Gate City High School and retired from the U.S. Air Force. Following retirement, he worked as a contractor for the U.S. Government.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil; mother, Betty Gose Quillen; and son, Marty.

Survivors are his wife, Nehle, of Turkey; and sons. Derrick (Dee Dee) and Sam (Patty) of Florida. Also surviving are six grandchildren; stepmother, Barbara; half-sister, Joy Davidson (Chris); two nephews; and several loving cousins.

Burial was in Turkey. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Courtesy of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Janet Lynn (Quillen) Quillen

KINGSPORT — Janet Lynn Quillen, 46, passed away Thursday (Dec. 11, 2008) at her home.
She attended Kendrick Creek Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Quillen in 2007; father, Eugene Quillen, 1989; grandparents, Bob and Jennie Odle, Carl and Clara Quillen; cousin, Jeffery Wood.
Survivors include her mother, Mildred Quillen, Weber City, Va.; her K-9 companion, "Babe"; mother-in-law, Elaine and husband, Kelly Culbertson; several uncles, aunts and cousins.
The family received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Gate City Funeral Home and any time at her mother’s home.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Kilgore, Wayne Hammond, Joe Chase, Tim Spouse, Wayne Taylor, Jeff Holt, Roger Hensley and Jimmy Holtzclaw.
Honorary pallbearers will be Arles Pease, Steve Atiyah, Ernie Jones, Ray Gentry, Butch Bledsoe, Ralph Hall, Harold Fraysier, Arnold Sexton and Willie Hilbert.
Memories gifts may be made to the Sullivan County Animal Shelter, Massengill Road, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Quillen family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jarvis Warren "Jack" Quillin

COEBURN, Va. - J.W. "Jack" Quillin, 79, died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001) at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Mr. Quillin was a retired laboratory technician of Pittston Coal Co. He was a 1943 graduate of Emory & Henry College. He attended officer's training school in Syracuse, N.Y. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II and served as an officer assigned to the LST 284 in the amphibious Navy, the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters.

He was employed by Clinchfield and Pittston Coal Co. for 27 years.

He also was a member of Coeburn Masonic Lodge No. 97 AF&AM, and was a member of UMWA Local Union No. 1470. He was a charter member of Coeburn Fire Department.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Coeburn, and the Men's Sunday School class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe and Verna Kilgore Quillin; one brother, Dr. R.C. Quillin; one sister, Jean Potter.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. "Dot" Quillin; and a sister, Betty Pobst, Bristol; several nephews and several nieces. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Estes Funeral Home Chapel, Coeburn, Va., where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today with the Rev. Lee Kidd and the Rev. Luke Martin officiating.

The family will meet at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and entombment will follow in the Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Marty Large, Donnie Lay, James Clay, Phillip Clay, Nathan Cox and Matthew Cox.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of First Baptist Church.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jerrol Edsel Quillin Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Jerrol Edsel Quillin Sr., 83, of Route 4, passed away Monday (Dec. 15, 2003) at his residence.

Mr. Quillin was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant, a World War II veteran and holder of Silver and Bronze Stars among other military honors.

Mr. Quillin was a retired machinist of the Mead Corporation and was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Nell Dixon Quillin; parents, James and Almira Magdeline Quillin; and several sisters and brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Jan Q. Moore, Hiltons, Va.; son, Jerrol Edsel Quillin Jr., Quincy, Mass.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

Music will be provided by the Inspirational Sounds.

Pallbearers will be Charles Moore, Rodney Moore, John Moore, Mike Dougherty, Lewis Safriet and Garvey Porter.

Interment will be at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #265 of Gate City, Va., and Post #3 of Kingsport.

In memory of Jerrol Quillen Sr., the family requests that a donation be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 401, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37401.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jess Ferris Quillen

KINGSPORT - Ferris Quillen, 86, died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Gate City, Va., on June 8, 1916, he had resided in Kingsport since 1939. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1981 after 40 years of service in the C.E. Division.

Mr. Quillen was a member of Morrison City Christian Church where he was a former elder and teacher of the high school and Adult Sunday School classes.

His parents, Frank and Maunie Quillin; and sister, Leora Hilton, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eva Wagner Quillen, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darryl E. and Linda Rae Quillen and Gary W. and Chris Quillen, all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Diana Fisher and husband Dave, Mike Quillen and wife Jill, Tim Quillen and wife Donna, and Juli Oxendine and husband Winston; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mariece Vicars, Abingdon, Va.; and several nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Bob Underwood and Grant Miller officiating.

A family graveside service will be conducted on Friday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Winston Oxendine Jr., Tim Quillen, Mike Quillen, Dave Fisher, Robert Noe and David Reed.

Elders and deacons of Morrison City Christian Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be given to Morrison City Christian Church, P.O. Box 4006, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Woodrow Quillen

Jessee Woodrow Quillen, 47, 1417 Warpath Dr., died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday [5/24/1969] at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

Quillen was a carpenter and attended the Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Clarke Quillen of the residence; father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Quillen, Gate City; one daughter, Glenda Quillen, Michigan; one son, Terry Woodrow Quillen, Michigan; three sisters, Miss Letha Ruth Quillen, Mrs. Thelma East and Mrs. Patsy Smith, Gate City; three brothers, John H. Quillen, Kingsport; Paul E. Quillen, Chicago, Ill., James L. Quillen, Tampa, Fla. and one grandchild.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Monday, May 26, 1969

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Joe Clyde “Jay” Quillen

Joe Clyde “Jay” Quillen, 71, 3617 Thornton Dr., Kingsport, died Monday (Jan. 31, 1994) at In­dian Path Medical Center.

A native of Sullivan County, he retired from the S&M Division of Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Quillen; and a sister, Edith Martin.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Quillen; one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Vickey) Napier, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Lonia Dickson and Blanch Tolliver, both of Kingsport and Mrs. Andrew (Bessie) Arnold, Greeneville; two brothers, Hubert Quillen and Ray Quillen, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stan­ley Sims and the Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Me­morial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Joe R. Quillen

November 2, 1926 - April 24, 2014

Joe R. Quillen, 87, Kingsport, entered his Eternal Home on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born November 2, 1926, in Church Hill, TN, and lived most of his life in Kingsport. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed by Eastman for 43 years, retiring in 1986 as supervisor in the Acetic Anhydride Department. Joe was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church and an active member of Bill Allen’s Sunday School Class. He was a 64 year member of the Clay Masonic Lodge No. 386 in Church Hill and a 60 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 198 in Kingsport.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, George P. and Bertha Simpson Quillen; one sister, Frances Quillen Barrett, and three infant brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Anderson Quillen of the home; one daughter, Nancy Jo Quillen Collins and husband, Tom, of Gray; one granddaughter, Katy Anne Collins Little and husband, Will, of Gray; two grandsons, James Joseph Collins and Thomas Anderson Collins, both of Gray; three brothers, Mack Quillen of Augusta, GA, Rev. Maurice Quillen and wife, Rena, of Morristown, TN, and Wayne Quillen and wife, Barbara, of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Maurice Quillen and Dr. Greg Burton officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, at East Lawn Memorial Park with military rites conducted by Tennessee Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be James Joseph Collins, Thomas Anderson Collins, Mike Collins, Will Little, Steve Barrett, Wayne Quillen, and Mike Quillen. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Allen’s Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the Homebound Department of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 108 Colonial Heights Rd., Kingsport, TN, 37663, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

John Abraham Quillen

John A. Quillen, 61, Route 17, Box 312, Kingsport, died Wednesday afternoon [10/1/1986] at his home of an apparent heart attack.

Born in Sullivan County, he was a lifelong resident of the Kingsport area.  He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Company and was a member of Rock Springs Ruritan Club.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Cantrell Quillen; three daugh­ters, Mrs. Daniel (Linda) Umbarger, Church Hill, Mrs. William (Shirley) Dye and Miss Brenda Kay Quillen, both of Kingsport; two grandsons and three granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs. Joe (Lonia) Dickson, Edith Martin, Mrs. Andrew (Bessie) Arnold, all of Kingsport and Mrs. Blanche Tolliver, Greeneville, Tenn.; three brothers, Hubert Quillen, Joe Clyde Quillen and Ray Quillen, all of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Rye Fleenor and the Rev. Herchel V. Davidson Sr. officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, October 3, 1986

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

John Auburn Quillen

BRISTOL, Va. -- John Auburn Quillen, 87, 527 Stummit St., Bristol, Va., died at 11:40 p.m. Monday [8/27/1984] at Bristol Memorial Hos­pital after a short illness.

He was a retired fanner and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Ollie Quillen, Bristol, Va.; four daugh­ters, Betty Faye Collins, Charlottesville, Va., Sue Stokes, Bakersville, Ind., Ann Fields, Earlysville, Va. and Juanita Light, Kingsport; four sons, Orbin Quillen, Church Hill, Benny Quil­len, Jack Quillen, both of Bristol, Va. and Dewey Quillen, Farford, England; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Rose Dykes, Rogersville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Fu­neral Home in Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Maurice Quillen officiating.

Burial will be in McPheeters Bend Cemetery in Church Hill.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, August 29, 1984

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

John Henderson Quillin

John H. Quillen, 88, 1826 Park St., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday [12/29/1964] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport since 1916.  He was a veterinarian and a farmer.  He was a member of Weber's Chapel in Scott County, Va.

Survivors include sons, Grady of Kingsport and Robert C. of Cincinnati; daughters, Mrs. Iva Nell Harless, Mrs. Ina Belle Heath and Mrs. Susan Ketron all of Kingsport; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

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Funeral services for John H. Quillen, who died Tuesday morning, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Nottingham Chapel in Scott County, Va., with Rev. Carl Jones, Rev. Echol Herron, Rev. Roy Ketron, and Rev. Ralph Cook officiating.

Burial will be in the Quillen family cemetery.

The body will remain at Hamlelt-Dobson Funeral Home until time for the funeral.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1964

Kingsport Times, Thursday, Dec. 31, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

John William Quillen

John W. Quillen, 67, 909 Riv­erside Ave., Kingsport, died Sat­urday afternoon [3/1/1986] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Hawkins County, he resided in Kingsport most of his life and was employed by Mead Corp., for 35 years retiring in 981.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Stone Drive United Methodist Church.

He was the son of the late, John C. and Molly Jarvis Quillen.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evea Barker Quillen, Kingsport; three sons, Michael Anderson, Wilmington, N.C., Roy Anderson and Randy Moore, both of Kingsport; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Graham (Ruby) Montgomery, Church Hill and Miss Bartee Quillen, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stone Drive United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mack Turner and the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

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

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Charles Dewitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James Page, 409 Canongate Rd., Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, March 2, 1986

Joseph Robert "Joe" Quillen Jr

KINGSPORT - Joseph "Joe" Quillen Jr., 76, went to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon (Aug. 19, 2004) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and had lived most of his life in Kingsport. He was a U.S. Marine, having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Quillen was a 32nd degree Mason (Scottish Rite). He retired from the City of Kingsport (maintenance shop) in the education department.

Joseph was blessed with a large loving family. He loved to work with his hands and could build anything from wagons to trailers. He always helped everyone that needed help.

Joe was a member of Doran Addition Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Corder Quillen; parents, Joseph Robert Quillin and Cora Gillenwater Quillin; brother, Eston Quillin; and sisters, Vesta Egan, Edna Greear, Patricia Dingus and Dovie Clark.

Surviving are his wife, Nell Lovin Quillen; daughters, Rhonda Doran and husband Wayne and Sarah Housewright; son, Robert Nathan Quillin and wife Janice; stepson, Onia Lovin and wife Melissa; grandchildren, Samuel Doran and wife Beverly, John Robert Quillin and wife Angela, Tyler and Whittney Housewright, Ashley and Amber Lovin, Travis Jones and Tammy Cardwell; great-grandchildren, Ptolema Forbes, Nichole Bailey, Tyler Jones, Mikinna Jones, Morgan Overbay, La Shai Pruitt and Na Kita Jones; sisters, Leona Hill, Myrtle Brickey, Ruth Collins, Polly Carter, Clyde Kern and Julia Osborne; brothers, R.F. Quillin and J.B. Quillin; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Travis, Haley, Cameron and Coy Butler.

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

A masonic service will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Masonic Lodge #688 in charge. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Pastor Roy Lester, the Rev. J.B. Quillin and the Rev. Ellis Crawford officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corder Family Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 in charge.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Kermit Ezra Quillen

GATE CITY -- Kermit Ezra Quillen, 58, of 1100 Highland St., died Thursday night [2/27/1975] in Indian Path Hospital following a brief illness.

He was an operator in the dope department of the Tennessee Eastman Co. where he had been employed for 35 years.  He was a life-long resident of Scott County and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nina McConnell Quillen; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara Ann) Edwards of Weber City, Va.; his father, James Ezra Quillen of Kingsport; two grandsons; six sisters, Mrs. Naomi Salling and Mrs. Eugene (Sallie) Taylor, both of Gate City, Mrs. Ruth Watson of Kingsport, Mrs. Jay (Helen) Bowen of Duffield, Va., Mrs. William (Lillian) Banner of Dungannon, Va., and Mrs. Irene Armbrister of Kingsport; three brothers, Ike Quillen of Dungannon, Cecil Quillen and Eugene Quillen, both of Gate City.

Scott County Funeral of Gate City is in charge of

arrangements.

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Funeral services for Kermit Ezra Quillen will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Lane and Dr. Bob Lynch officiating.  Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Pallbearers will be Jay E. Bowen, Russell Owens, Crocket Taylor, Harvey Sandidge, Fred Quillen, Billy W. Banner, Brownie Salling, Wayne Armbrister.  Scott County Funeral Home in charge.

Kingsport Times, Friday, February 28, 1975

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Kyle Farris Quillin

KINGSPORT - Kyle F. Quillin, 78, went to be with the Lord Thursday (June 12, 2003) at Wexford House after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived most of his life in Kingsport. He retired from J.P. Stevens after 25 years of service.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Conard and Velvie Quillin; one sister and three brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Adamae Quillin, of the home; seven daughters, Angel Kilgore and husband, Edward, Kingsport, Kyla Hounshell and husband, Jon, Blountville, Kitty Bear and husband, David, Kingsport, Dolly Linkous and husband, Roger, Kingsport, Linda Parker, Mount Carmel, Patricia Hull, Blountville, Cathy Raney, Kingsport; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Neeley and Betty Gibson, both of Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Johnny Quillin, Clinchport, Va., and Charles Quillin, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raymond Amos officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Herman United Methodist Church, 15175 E. Carter's Valley Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle J. Quillen Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. -- Kyle Quillen Jr., 58, Route 4, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he retired from Kingsport Press after 29 years of service.  He was a member of AFL-CIO Local 299.

He served in the U.S. Army and was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phoebe Anne Quillen in 1985; a son, and his parents, Rob­ert Kyle and Cora Blair Quillen.

Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Avery, Elizabethton, and Tamara Smith, Gate City; one son, Ricky Quillen, Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren; one sister, May Poole, Gate City.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Sampson officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Charles Dewitt Byrd VFW Post 3382.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, October 12, 1992

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Larry Wayne Quillen

KINGSPORT — Larry Wayne Quillen , 70, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday ( May 22, 2011 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Kingsport on July 16, 1940 , a son of the late Maynard and Polly Babb Quillen , he had resided in this area his entire life. Larry was a 1958 graduate of Blountville High School and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Knights Trim Shop in Kingsport and was then employed at Holston Defense Corp. for nine years, Raytheon Corporation for 13 years, then returned to Holston Defense Corp. until his retirement in 1995. Larry will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, dad, papaw, brother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Wayland Long.

Larry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mildred Quillen ; one son, Brian Quillen and wife, Beth; two grandchildren, Dalton Quillen and Bailey Quillen ; one brother, Bob Quillen of Sebring, Fla.; two sisters, Jackie Long and Ruth Quillen , both of Blountville; several sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery , Mountain Home , Tenn. Joe Robinette will officiate.

A flag presentation will be conducted by The American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Browder, Dustin Chafin, Terry Chafin, Keith Adkins, Andy Jones and Aaron Jones.

In lieu of bringing food to the home or other donations the family request you bring a covered dish to the funeral home and enjoy a time of fellowship and food with each other.

Fellowship hours have been set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 2630 Highway 75, Blountville , Tenn. 37617 .

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Quillen family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Laura Velva (McDavid) Quillen

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Velvie McDavid Quillen, 77, of Route 2, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 1 p.m. Tuesday [3/25/1980] following a long illness.

She was a life-long resi­dent of Scott County and was a member of the Pentacostal Holiness Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Pauline) Neeley and Mrs. Betty Gibson, both of Gate City; three sons, Kyle Quillen, Kingsport, Charles H. Quillen and Johnny R. Quillen, both of Gate City; one sister, Vadie Hammonds. Gate City; two brothers, Ralph McDavid and Farley McDavid, both of Gate City; 30 grandchil­dren and 17 great-grand­children.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lawton W. Quillen

GATE CITY -- Lawton W. Quillen, 69, of Route 2, Gate City (Midway Community) died Sunday [2/21/1971] at 10:45 p.m. after a brief illness in the Holston Valley Community Hospital.  He was a life-long resident of Scott County.

Survivors are his widow, Mary Williams Quillen of Route 2, Gate City; three sons, J. C. Quillen of Weber City, Paul James Quillen of Kingsport and Lee Max Quillen of Sullivan Gardens; three daughters, Mrs. Garney (Coleen) Kilgore, Mrs. James (Shirley) Napier, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Ray (Helen) Dolen of Route 2, Gate City; four brothers, Hobert Quillen of Gate City, Sam Quillen of Kansas City, Kan., George Quillen of Downs, Kansas and Slay Quillen of Salina, Kan; one half-brother, Floyd Quillen of Osborne, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert (Virda) Shell of Woodway, Va., Mrs. Horton (Edna) Salling of Ft. Blackmore and Mrs. Charlie (Beatrice) Broadwater of Nickelsville; one half-sister, Mrs. Edward (Delia) Miller of

(Obituary in newspaper was truncated in both News and Times)

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Funeral services for Lawton W. Quillen, 69, who died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Holston Valley Community Hospital, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Claude Lane.  Interment will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday.  Pallbearers are H. M. Quillen, Eugene Quillen, Howard Salling, Paul Broadwater, Harry Broadwater, Earl Castle, Larry Smith, Lee Williams, Robert (Bud) Williams, and Mike Williams.  Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Monday, February 22, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lielmo M. “L. M.” Quillen

L. M. Quillen, Former Scott Countian, Dies

SEBRING, Fla. -- L. M. Quillen, 71, died at his home here of an apparent heart attack some time Tuesday [ 7/24/1973 ].

His body was not discovered until Wednesday afternoon, when his wife returned from a visit with relatives.

A native of Scott County , Quillen attended Scott County schools and was graduated from the old Shoemaker High School .  He attended the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and was graduated from Cumberland University School of Law at Lebanon , Tenn.   He never practiced law, but became claims manager of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Co. of Baltimore in Knoxville , Nashville and Ft. Myers , Fla. offices.

Upon his retirement, he set up his own independent insurance agency, from which he recently retired for a second time.

He is survived by his widow, Ethel Byrd Hargraves Quillen, of the home; a son, Leigh Mathieson Quillen of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, C. G. Quillen and Cecil D. Quillen, both of Gate City; two grandchildren.

The body will be cremated and memorial services will be held later at a date to be announced.

The family has requested no flowers.  Those wishing to pay tribute may make contributions to the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Sebring, where he was chairman of the building committee.

(Kingsport News, Thursday, July 26, 1973)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lilburn L. Quillen

BRIDGEPORT, Ind. - Lilburn L. Quillen, 84, died at his residence in Bridgeport Saturday [ Nov 19, 1960 ] at 1:30 a.m.

He was a former resident of Scott County , but had been living in Bridegport for the past 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Cassie Peters Quillen, Bridgeport ; two daughters. Mrs. Hattie Peterson, Indianapolis, Ind., Ava Quillen, Bridgeport; and one son, Clarcnce Quillen, Bocaroton, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Bridgeport .

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

Kingsport Times-News
|Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Grace Dougherty Quillen
Born in Florence S.C. on Feb. 20, 1944.  Resided in Kingsport, TN and Departed on Mar. 6, 2009.
Linda Grace Dougherty Quillen of Kingsport went to be with the angels on Friday, March 6, 2009.

She was an avid genealogist and a member of the Scott County Historical Society. She loved wildflowers and carried a bucket and shovel with her wherever she went so she could expand the beauty in her yard that God gives to us all.

Linda devotedly cared for her mother. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, nana, and friend. Her spirit will be greatly missed.

She was employed by the Sullivan County School System and was a member of Morrison City Christian Church.

Her father, Lester Thomas Dougherty preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Dave Fisher of Toney, Alabama; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jill Quillen of Roanoke, VA; four grandchildren, Hannah, Daniel and Matthew Quillen, and Zachary Fisher; her mother, Ruth Jones Dougherty of Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Sharon Dougherty of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Bob Underwood, Minister, officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mark McGlothlin, Tim Wills, Kip Fletcher, Bob Copas, Nile Shoemaker, and Ray Dean.

Memorials may be made to Morrison City Christian Church, P. O. Box 4006, Kingsport, TN 37665.

Kingsport Times-News

Lola Jean (Nichols) Frazier Quillen

FORT BLACKMORE , Va. - Lola (Jean) Quillen , Route 1, died Tuesday ( May 4, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Sullivan County and had resided in Scott County , Va. Mrs. Quillen was a housewife and attended Lawson's Memorial Church .

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Virginia Jackson Crawford.

Surviving are her husband, Billy Joe Quillen , Fort Blackmore, Va.; daughter, Brenda Gay Frazee, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; granddaughter, Leslie Blair Hyatt; grandson, Christopher Eric Frazee, Mt. Vernon; father, William V. Nichols, Kingsport; three step-sisters, JoAnne Shaffer, Logan, Ohio, Phyllis Skelton, Las Vegas, Nev., Dina Kincaid, Kingsport; several step-nieces and step-nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Lawson's Memorial Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quillen - McConnell Cemetery in the Alley Valley community.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Lydle Henry Quillen

Rev. Lydle Henry Quillen, 48, died at his home, Route 6, on the Knoxville Highway at 2 p.m. Monday [2/22/1954] following a lingering illness.

He was born and reared in Hancock County and had been living in this section for the past 28 years.  He was a member of the Liberty Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Hawkins County where he had been a former pastor.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lissie Riggs Quillen of

Kingsport; eight daughters, Mrs. Herbert Stanley, Misses Millie, Ethel, Maggie, Shelby, Shirley, Ina Kay, and Bonnie Quillen, all of Kingsport; three sons, James, Richard and Sam Quillen, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Mitchell Mallett of Rogersville, Mrs. Claude Turner of Middlesboro, Ky., and Mrs. Baxter Mashburn of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Williams and the Rev. Lucian Lane officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

The body will be removed from the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home to the residence at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

(Lydle Henry Quillen was part of the Levin Quillen family of mostly Lee Co, VA and Hancock and Hawkins Co, TN. They are cousins of the Scott Co Quillen family.)

Kingsport News, Tuesday, February 23, 1954

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Malcolm C. "Mack" Quillen

WEBER CITY - Mack C. Quillen, 78, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Monday [7/15/1968] at 9:50 p.m. following a brief illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County, a retired farmer and a member of the Weber City First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Jenkins, Weber City; two sons, Roy and Paul Quillen, both of Weber City; a sister, Mrs. Callie Egans, Kingsport; two brothers, Ezra Quillen, Hiltons; Lloyd Quillen, Richmond, Va.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Scott County Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Marie Blanch (Cantrell) Quillen

KINGSPORT - Marie Quillen, 80, Kingsport, passed away Friday ( Jan. 5, 2007 ) at Greystone Healthcare after an extended illness.

Marie was born July 13, 1926 in Ft. Blackmore, Va., the daughter of the late James and Ella Mae Silcox Cantrell. She had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her. She was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, John A. Quillen; sisters, Joann Overbay and Betty Phillips, brothers, Allen Cantrell, Earl Cantrell, Eugene Cantrell.

Surviving are three daughters, Kay Quillen, of the home, Shirley Dye and husband Bill, Gray, and Linda Umbarger and husband Daniel, Kingsport; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Stacy, of West Virginia; brothers, Leon Cantrell, of North Carolina, and Kyle Cantrell, of Georgia; special niece, Betty Barnette, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. , and other times at Windsong Subdivision, 12 Chaucer Court , Gray , Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home, with Reverend Don Foster officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday ( Jan. 9, 2007 ) at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park . Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Bill Dye, Allen Dye, Brian Umbarger, Daniel Umbarger, Mike Street , and Mike Quillen.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Quillen family.

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Marshall Jake Quillen

Marshall Jake Quillen, 77, Care Inn, Blountville, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday [8/28/1985] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Eidson, he had spent his entire life in Hawkins and Sullivan Counties.  He was a retired construction worker.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bert (Eileen) Aesque, Ckurch Hill; one son, Paul Quillen, Kingsport; one half-brother, Guy Quillen, Maryland.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home or anytime at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Bert Aesque, Route 4, Cooper Street, Bellview Subdivision.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. John Gilbert officiating.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, August 29, 1985

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Elizabeth (Davidson) Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. — Mary E. Quillen, 85, passed away early Monday morning, (Dec. 24, 2007) while at the Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born May 13, 1922 in Scott County , Va. , a daughter of the late Kemp and Martha Ellen Neeley Davidson. She was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church and was retired from J.C. Penny Co. after many years of service.

She is preceded in death by her husband, C. Eugene “Cotton” Quillen; one brother, Kyle H. Davidson; three sisters, Marie Watkins, Enlo McConnell and Lou Ethel Davidson.

She is survived by her daughter, Pam McMurray and husband, Darrel of Gate City, Va.; one granddaughter, Jennifer McConnell and husband, Brandon of Ft. Blackmore, Va. Also surviving, is a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

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

The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Will Shewey officiating.

Burial will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery . It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.

Pallbearers will be Crockett Taylor, Russell Owens, Wayne Armbrister, Donald Carter, Justin McConnell and Brandon McConnell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Banner, Kenneth Edwards, Bill Watkins, Elliott Armbrister and Phillip Davidson.

The family would like to extend special thanks to her caregiver, Karen Gwinn, Scott County Rescue Squad, Indian Path Medical Center and Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, 950 West Faris Road , Greenville , S.C. 29605 , or to the charity of ones choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Emily (Begley) Quillen

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mary Emily Quillen, 82, of Route 1, passed away Sunday morning (Dec. 9, 2001) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County on May 11, 1919, and was the daughter of the late Patrick Monroe Begley and Rosa Ellen Estep Begley.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Quillen was a member of Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hazel J. Quillen in 1994; sisters, Captoley Baker and Nancy "Nannie" Collett; brothers, Charlie Melvin Begley, Orbin Begley and Robert "Doc" Begley.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Shirley) Harper, Hiltons, Va., Ms. Shelby J. Castle, Nickelsville, Va., and Ms. Myrtle B. Carter, Ft. Blackmore; sons, James Carles Quillen, Hobart, Ind., and Bobby Delmar Quillen, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carrie Mellons and Beaulah Powell, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckel Herron, the Rev. Robert "Buddy" Legg and the Rev. James (Teb) Carter officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore.

Serving as pallbearers are Steve Carter, Louie Castle, Matt Quillen, Chris Quillen, Keith Quillen, Mack Quillen and Darren McDowall.

Nephews and friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Alice (Taylor) Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. — Mary Alice Quillen, 86, passed away Tuesday (June 9, 2009) at the Brian Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude L. Quillen; parents, William and Lila (Wade) Taylor; sister, May Kaylor; brothers, Buster, Earl, Kelly, Ottis and Hobart Taylor; son-in-law, Joe Roop, Sr.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Bright and husband, Carl, Hiltons, Va. and Judy Roop, Gate City, Va.; son, Carl Quillen and wife, Penny, Mount Carmel; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Gaines and Edith Bishop, both of Kingsport; special friends, Otis and Mima Lawson.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tim Hale officiating.

Music will be provided by The Holder Family.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Quillen Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers are Nicholas Quillen, Jeff Napier, Rex Napier, Joe Roop, Jr., Tim Bledsoe, Michael Sanders and Brandon Mathes.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Brian Center for all the care they extended to Mrs. Quillen.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Anna Lee (Lane) Quillen

Anna L. Quillen, 85, of Bluffton, IN, and formally of Gate City, VA, passed away March 16, 2012.

Occupation: Retired from CTS in Berne, IN (over 20 years of service)

Organizations: Bargain Hut (Bluffton, IN), Wells County Women's Auxillary

Ms. Quillen was born on November 20, 1926, in Gate City, VA, to Thomas R. and Mary (Gillenwater) Lane. Both parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three sons, Bobby (Linda) Quillen of Ft. Wayne, IN, Hagen Glen (Kathleen) Quillen of Domestic, IN, David (Tonda) Quillen of Huntertown, IN; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Worley Lane of Gate City, VA.

Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by 11 other siblings.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 20th, from 2 – 8 p.m. at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, 3220 E. St. Rd. 124, Bluffton, IN. Services will be Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastors Larry Lane and Larry Sprinkle will be officiating the service. Burial will be in the Alberson Cemetery in Linn Grove, IN.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bargain Hut, 120 West Spring St., Bluffton, IN 46714.

Goodwin Memorial Chapel (Bluffton, IN) obituaries at www.thegmcfamily.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Elva (Strong) Quillen

Mary Elva Strong Quillen , 80, Kingsport, died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she lived in Kingsport since 1958. She was a housewife, of the Baptist faith and was a Christian. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and loved her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker P. Quillen ; her son, Eugene Quillen ; her parents, Sol and Lucy Elliott Strong; and three brothers, Eugene Strong, Roy Strong and H.F. Strong.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Betty) Bailey, Mrs. Bob (Virginia) Fick, both of Kingsport and Mrs. Joe (Peggy) Bologna, Malaysia; seven grandchildren, Patti Fleming, Rhonda Maupin, Kelly Bailey, Dwight Bailey, Vanessa Parson, Tina Gilder and Jessica Short; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Hassie Elliott, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the residence of a daughter, Betty Bailey, 3410 Potato Hill Road.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Brian Taylor officiating. Eulogy will be given by Joe Bologna.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, Va.).

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View United Methodist Church, 4405 Orebank Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church, 2152 Hawthorne St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ethel Quillen

KINGSPORT - Mary Ethel Quillen 90, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (May 31, 2003) at Brian Health Care Center in Weber City, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va., (Gate City), and moved to Kingsport in 1935. She was retired as a physical therapist for Dr. Shobe, Dr. Strain and Dr. Malloy.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker E. and Ida Bell Davidson Quillen; three sisters, Gladys Quillen, Patricia Kerr and Edna Jones; two brothers, Walker P. Quillen and Carl R. Quillen.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Emma Pearl Quillen Owens of Kingsport; her nephew, Edd R. "Mickey" Jones of Church Hill; six nieces, Betty Quillen Bailey and husband George of Kingsport, Virginia Fick and husband Bob of Kingsport, Peggy Quillen Bologna and husband Joe of Billings, England, Billie Jean Chowning and husband Scott of North Carolina, Joyce Ann Quillen Salyers and husband David of Florida, and Jackie Owens Nickols of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating. Friends are asked to arrive at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maynard Herschell  Quillen

Maynard H. Quillen, 67, of Rt. 4, Blountville, died Monday morning [10/4/1971] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following an illness of some two months.

Born in Scott County, Va., he moved to Sullivan County in 1935.  He worked for Blue Ridge Glass Corporation for 25 years, retiring in 1956 because of disability.  He was a charter member of the Woodrow Ruritan Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maynard H. (Polly) Quillen, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Wayland (Jackie) Long, and Miss Ella Ruth Quillen, both of Blountville; two sons, Larry W. Quillen, Blountville, and Bobby Lee Quillen, Miami, Fla.; stepmother, Emily Quillen, Gate City; seven sisters, Mrs. J. G. Spears, Mrs. C. E. Sensabaugh, Miss Nina Quillen, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Ralph Venable, Mrs. Harold Davis, Mrs. Alfred Herron, and Mrs. Carl Tipton, all of Gate City; four brothers, Eugene Quillen, Ravenswood, W. Va., James P. Quillen, Donald Quillen, both of Gate City, and James H. Quillen, Kingsport; 8 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

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Funeral services for Maynard Hershell Ouillen, 67, Blountville Route 4, who died Monday morning will be conducted al 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fall Creek Baptist Church with the Rov. Joe Byrd and the Rev. Wrightly Sallings officiating.  Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The body will remain al the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m.  Pallbearers will be J. C. Manis. R. C. Mellons, Fred Long, James Long, Roy Webb, Avery Horn, Jack Woodward, Edgar Moody, and Robert Kendrlck.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, October 5, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Monnie Clala (Salling) Quillen

 

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Monnie Clala Quillen, 81, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Wednesday morning [Sep 29, 1976] following an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a Methodist.

Survivors include her husband, James Frank Quillen, Gate City; two daughters. Mrs. Carmine (Mildred) Elliott, Gate City, and Mrs. H. L. (Myrtle) McConnell, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Solon Addington, Gate City; one brother, A. C. Salling Jr., Weber City; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

 

Kingsport News, Thursday, September 30, 1976

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Myrtle (Lawson) Quillen

Myrtle Lawson Quillen, 78, Kingsport, passed away Saturday morning (Jan. 2, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Eidson, she had resided in Kingsport since 1940.  She was a daughter of the late Henry Thurman and Margaret L. McDavid Lawson.  She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Worley C. Quillen; her second husband, Albert T. Quillen; sisters, Callie Henry, Sallie Minor, Darthula Hartsock, Odie Lawson, Georgia Barner; brothers, Patton, Hubert, Orville, Archie and Ingle Lawson.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Charles Harrison, Lucretia and Al Fletcher, Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, James H. Quillen, Church Hill, Charles W. Quillen, Nashville, Dennis G. and Janice Quillen, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services and inter­ment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memo­rial Park.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 3, 1999

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Nina Estelle Quillen

KINGSPORT - Nina Estelle Quillen, 87, East Center Street, departed this life Thursday ( Jan. 20, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

A native of Scott County , Va. , she had lived most of her life in Kingsport . She worked several years for J. Fred Johnson Department Store and retired from Millers Department Store. She served in the U.S.O. in World War II. She was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, James H. Quillen Sr. and Rebecca McClellan Quillen; three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are four sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Venable, Gate City, Va., Mrs. William A. (Kathleen) Herron, Gate City, Va., Mrs. William F. (Lorella) Salley and Mrs. Harold L. (Edna) Davis, all of Kingsport; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James H. Quillen Jr. and Charlotte, Kingsport and Carl Don Quillen and Elva, Gate City, Va.; special nieces, Jackie Long and Ruth Quillen; special nephews, Larry Quillen, Fred Quillen and Ron Quillen; and several other nieces and nephews.

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 the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Music will be by Linda Vaughn and J.W. Depew.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens . Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nina Marie (Elliott) Quillen

GATE CITY , Va. - Nina Mar­ie Quillen, 68, Route 2, Gate City , Va. , died Thursday (May 14, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

Born in Sullivan County , she was a homemaker and was a Christian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.B. Quillen, her parents, Steve A. and Lucy Elli­ott, one sister, Lillian Elliott and two brothers, Howard Elliott and Charles Elliott.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Linda) Clark, Gate City, Va., Ms. Lois Castle, Gray and Mrs. Ted (Marilynn) Cole, Kingsport; two sons, James E. (Bimbo) Quillen, Church Hill and Jeff C. Quillen, Kingsport; three grandchildren and one great­-grandchild; three sisters, Clarice Clark, Mrs. Clyde (Lucille) Cari­co and Eileen McConnell, all of Gate City, Va.; and two brothers, Fred Elliott, Gate City, Va., and Don Elliott, Orlando, Fla.

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

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

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Scott County Life Sav­ing Crew.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ollie Cora (Hickman) Quillen

CHURCH HILL -- Mrs. Ollie Cora Quillen, 83, of Route 3, Church Hill, was pronounced dead on arrival at Indian Path Hospital at 1:45 a.m. Friday [8/24/1979].

She was a native of Sulli­van County, but had spent most of her life in Hawkins County.  She was a member of the Cedars Chapel Free­will Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. James (Elwanda) Carter, Church Hill, Mrs. John (Violet) Goins, and Miss Frances Quillen, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Robinette, Taylorsville, N.C., and Mrs. Ernest (Polly) Collins, Mt. Carmel; three sons, Hiram Quillen and Doyle Quillen, both of Mt. Carmel, and Paul Quillen, Kingsport; 24 grandchil­dren; 27 great-grandchil­dren: and two great-great­-grandchildren.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Cora Quillen will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Fain Arnold and the Rev. Herman Christian officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Carter, of East Main Street, Church Hill.  Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, August 25, 1979

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Olaf Allen Quillen

Allen Quillen, 44, 1557 Kings Rd., Kingsport, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday morning (July 23, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Sullivan County, he had lived in Riverside, Calif, be­fore returning to Kingsport in 1980.  He was a truck driver and was in the U.S. Air Force serving in the Vietnam Conflict.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Quillen, in 1979.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Courtney Quillen, Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. Glen (Vickie) Light, Beverly Quillen and Debbie Quillen, all of Kingsport; three sons, David Allen Shear and Mark Shear, both of Winter Park, Fla., David R. Jack­son, Kingsport; one grandson; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Pendleton Quillen, Kingsport; one sister, Patricia Quillen, Kingsport; one brother, Bob Quillen, Johnson City; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Pendleton, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

The family suggests those who wish may make memorial contri­butions, to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James H. Page, 409 Cannongate Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, July 24, 1987

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Omer Lee Quillen

Omer L. Quillen, 52, 1904 Mountain View Ave., died Tuesday [10/21/1958] at 2:30 p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chris Quillen, and had been a resident of Sullivan County for 15 years.

Self employed in refrigeration he attended the Golda Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Kate Patrick Quillen; two daughters, Miss Alma Sue Quillen and Mrs. Carl Hartsock, both of Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. G. L. Shell, Pennington Gap, Mrs. Horton Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Mrs. Charles Broadwater, Nickelsville, and Mrs. Edd Miller of Downs, Kansas; six brothers, Floyd Quillen, Osborne, Kansas, George Quillen, Downs, Kansas, Sam Quillen, Kansas City, Schley Quillen, Cawker City, Kansas, Lawton Quillen, Midway, Va., and Hobert Quillen, Gate City; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Golda Memorial Methodist Church.  The Rev. Jack King and the Rev. N. P. King will officiate.  Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be: Howard Salling, J. C. Quillen, Paul Quillen, Paul Broadwater, Otis Frazier, Wayne Ketron.

The body will be taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Carter-Clamon Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, October 22, 1958

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Omer Sidney Quillen

Hilton, Va. - Omer Sidney Quillen, 45, died at his home on Holston River near here at 3 p.m. Saturday. [9/28/1946] He was the son of John N. and Addie Freeman Quillen, well known in the Big Moccasin section of Scott County.

Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth; two brothers, Tommy, Santa Fe, N. M., and Horton, Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Edith Walters; Filmore, Calif., and two stepsons, Fred and June Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Antioch Church. The Rev. Mr. Phipps, pastor, will officiate.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, September 29, 1946)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Orpha "Sissie" (Taylor) Osborne Quillen

DUNGANNON, Va. - Orpha "Sissie" Osborne Quillen , 83, died Thursday ( Aug. 19, 1999 ) in Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weber City , Va.

A native of Dungannon, Va., she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Stuart Osborne; her second husband, Ike Quillen ; and a daughter, Brenda White.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Osborne Mann, Beckley , W.Va. and Louella O. Davidson, Portsmouth , Va. ; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.

Burial will be in Temple Hill Memorial Park , Castlewood , Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Dungannon , Va.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Otis Boatwright Quillen

Otis W. Quillen, 76, a resi­dent of Hillside Manor, died Sunday [5/11/1986] morning at Indian Path Hospital.

A native of Scott County, he had lived in Kingsport for the past 50 years.

Mr. Quillen was employed with the Tennessee Eastman Company in the C. E. Maintenance division for 34 years, retiring in 1968 due to health reasons.  After retirement, he worked for Pinkerton Security Service and Big K Department Store.

He was preceded in death by his parents Zeke and Mary Bella­my Quillen, and three brothers, Corbet Quillen, Lucian Quillen, and Homer Quillen.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Vicki) Doutt Jr., Kingsport; one son, Jack Lee Quillen, Gregory, Mich.; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gaines (Leota) Morrison and Mrs. Frank (Opal) Archer, both of Fall Branch; two brothers, Howard Quillen, Fall Branch, and Everett Quillen, Greeneville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Downtown Chapel and also at the home of Leota Morrison, Fall Branch.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ger­ald R. Begley officiating.

Burial will be in the Fall Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, May 12, 1986

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Partha Louella (Gillenwater) Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. — Partha Gillenwater Quillen, 90, entered into rest Saturday evening (March 4, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born Jan. 21, 1910 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Melissa Gillenwater.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert S. Quillen; two sisters, Nannie Carrico and Vesta Enix; two brothers, Homer and Lee Gillenwater; three grandsons, Bobby and Billy Sallings, Teddy Quillen; six step-children, Charles, Banner and Ova Quillen, Nannie Bradley, Lela Gillenwater and Kate Tomberlin.
Surviving are nine daughters, Joan Langrel and Shirley Williams, both of Gate City, Va., Reba Miller, Moore, Okla., Ollie Dockery, Weber City, Va., Gertrude Lawson and Brenda Sallings, both of Fort Blackmore, Va., Nina La Force, Allen Park, Mich., Marie Sanders, Hiltons, Va. and Cathy Doty, Austin, Texas; five sons, Fred and E.S. Quillen Jr., both of Gate City, Va., Patton Quillen, Clinchport, Va., Odell Quillen, Fort Blackmore, Va. and Mack Quillen, Hiltons, Va.; two sisters, Etta Moody, Marion, N.C., and Blanche Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; one brother, H.W. Gillenwater; a special niece and nephew, Vickie Jones and Fred Carrico; a special granddaughter and her husband, Kim and Steven Stewart; 55 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and Dr. Gene Miller officiating.
Burial will be Wednesday morning in the Gillenwater Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Lee Quillin

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. -- Paul Lee Quillin, 79, Route 1, Ft. Blackmore, died at 9 a.m. Monday at his residence after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Scott County , Mr. Quillin was a former gunsmith.

Surviving are a brother, Rev. Herman C. Quillin, Ft. Blackmore ; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everson V. and Mozella McConnell Quillin.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. David Penrod officiating.

Burial will be in Quillin-McConnell Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, February 4, 1986)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Paul Willis Quillen

GATE CITY, Va -- Paul Willis Quillen Sr., 46, of Route 2, Gate City, died at 2:45 p.m. today [3/2/1978] in Weber City, Va., of an apparent heart attack.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he attended the Holiness Church and was employed by the City Cab Co. in Gate City.  He was a member of the Scott County Communications Club, where he was known as "Cheyenne."

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Billie Sue Quillen: his mother, Mrs. Velvie McDavid Quillen, Gate City; two daughters. Mrs. David (Judy) Spear and Mrs. Robert (Diana) Wilson, both of Kingsport; two sons, Paul W. Quillen Jr., Kingsport, and Danny K. Quillen, Gate City: two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Neeley, Gate City, and Mrs. Betty Gibson, Weber City; three brothers, Kyle Quillen, Kingsport. Johnny Quillen and Charles Quillen, both of Gate City: four grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport, Times-News, Thursday, March 2, 1978

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Paul Willis Quillen Jr.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Paul Willis Quillen Jr., 48, entered into rest on Saturday (July 15, 2000) in Gainesville, Fla.

Mr. Quillen was born in Kingsport, Tenn. and moved to St. Augustine seven years ago coming from Gate City.

He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and was with the bus ministry driving the deaf and blind to church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Willis Quillen, March 1, 1978.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Quillen, St. Augustine, Fla.; children, Amy Leann Quillen, Elizabethton, Tenn., Dolly Ann Robinson, Heiskell, Tenn.; stepson, Tracey Joe Crull, Centerville, Ind.; mother, Billie Quillen, Gate City; sisters, Judy Spears, Kingsport and Diane (Robert H.) Wilson, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Danny K. Quillen, Gate City; grandson, Austin Seth Quillen, Elizabethton, Tenn.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and other relatives.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill German, the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the Adams Cemetery, Copper Ridge of Scott County, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline (Boatright) Quillen

Mrs. Pauline Boatright Quillin, 315 Cherokee Street, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday. [6/15/1964]

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was employed as secretary and bookkeeper for Tom Yancey, Inc.  She was a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Fred Quillin, Lansdale, Pa.; her mother, Mrs. Elnora Boatright, Fort Blackmore, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Mable Wing, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Robert F., and Buford Boatright, both of Kingsport; two grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Samuel W. Taten and Rev. Elton Jones will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, where the body will remain until time for the funeral.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, June 17, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Pauline Maxie (Dotson) Quillen

GREENEVILLE - Pauline M. (Dotson) Quillen, 79, died Thursday ( Feb. 16, 2006 ) at her residence.

She was of the Baptist tradition of faith and attended Friendship Baptist and Benton 's Chapel Churches as long as her health permitted. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and homemaker.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She particularly enjoyed raising flowers, and was an avid fan of pro-wrestling and Nascar racing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Audrey Dotson; husband, Everet L. Quillen; two infant children, Timothy and Patricia Quillen; three brothers, Jerry, Bud and Johnny Dotson; sister, Bertha Puckett; and three grandchildren.

Surviving are 12 children and spouses, Bill and Cathy Quillen, Jeff and Revonda Quillen, Robin and Lloyd Ricker, Anthony Quillen, Peggy and Ralph Gross, Sharon and Roger Shipley, all of Greeneville, Ricky Quillen of Jonesborough, Mary and Daniel Smith, Roger and Betty Quillen, Margaret and Larry Stapleton, Brenda and Rex Stapleton and Michael and Glenda Quillen, all of Kingsport; 33 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Nell Dotson, Sharon Dotson and Leota Winstead; several other cousins, nephews, nieces; and special friends, Delphia Osborne, Kate Byington, Frances McGhee, Arkie Jones, and Mavis Kincaid. A special thanks also to Dr. Charles Montgomery and the staff of Smokey Mountain Hospice.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Jeffers Mortuary.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Hill U.M. Church with the Rev. Kenneth Matthews, Rev. Bob Simpson officiating.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Morelock, Junior Castle, Donnie Rasnake, Denzil Hale, Lynn Malone, Allen Babb, John Tipton,

Interment will be at Liberty Hill U.M. Cemetery .

Jeffers Mortuary in Greeneville is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Polly Myrtle (Babb) Quillen

KINGSPORT — Polly Babb Quillen, 97, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday ( March 11, 2008 ) at the Wexford House after a lengthy illness.

Polly was born Dec. 2, 1910 in Scott County, Va. to Worley Cleveland Babb and Sally Marie Williams Babb. She was a homemaker and attended Fall Creek Baptist Church before her illness.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Robert Williams, Dr. Richard Reed, Joanne Thompson, Carrie Woodard and to her special neighbors.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Maynard Hershell Quillen in 1971; and sisters, Vada Peters, Cora Lane and Dora Bowen; and one brother, Olin N. Babb, Sr.

Surviving are sons, Bob L. Quillen and wife, Diana, Sebring, Fla., Larry W. Quillen and wife, Mildred, Kingsport; daughters, Barbara “Jackie” Quillen Long and husband, Wayland and Ella Ruth Quillen, all of Blountville; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; brother, John Carl Babb, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence of a daughter, Jackie Long.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel with the Rev. Johnny Bowen and the Rev. John M. Irwin officiating.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be family members.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the organization of the donor’s choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Peggie Jo (Simcox) Quillen

KINGSPORT — Peggie Jo Quillen, 77, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday (June 12, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Quillen was born Jan. 13, 1932 in Bristol, Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Alma Simcox and had resided in this area all of her life.

She was a retired secretary from the Sullivan County School System. She was also a member of First Christian Church and Kingsport Senior Citizens Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart Quillen.

Survivors include her three children, Bytha Kilgore and her husband, Rick of Kingsport, John Quillen and his wife, Barb of Roswell, Ga., Amy Carr and her husband, Curt of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Mandy Kilgore and Laura Quillen; one great-grandchild, Cayden Hayes and several cousins.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will follow with, Bill Dunnashec officiating.

Graveside services will be Monday at 3 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park where family and friends are asked to assemble by 2:45 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be The Crusaders Sunday School Class.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your Dignity Memorial provider, is proud to be serving the Quillen family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ray George “Bobo” Quillen

KINGSPORT — Ray G. Quillen, 77, known as “Poppy” to family and “Bobo” to friends, died unexpectedly, closed his eyes, and went home to Heaven Friday morning ( Nov. 2, 2007 ) at his home.

He was born in Kingsport where he lived his entire life. Ray was an employee of Mead Corporation retiring after 40 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and loved to fish and work with his hands.

Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Charlene Quillen. He was the last of a family of eight: brothers, Joe Clyde, Hubert and John; and sisters, Lonnie, Blanche, Edith and Bessie.

Surviving are one daughter, Julie Strong and husband, Paul, Kingsport; two sons, David Quillen and fiancée, Janie Ramey, Church Hill, Sam Quillen and wife, Pam, Fall Branch; grandchildren, Dwayne and Marcie Strong, Chris Strong, Chasity Quillen, Kimberly Quillen and Adam Barrett, Josh and Tabitha Quillen, Caleb and Amber Quillen; seven great-grandchildren, Hallie, Sierra, Mackenzie, Cory, Cody, Stella Charlene and Railey; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Kathy and Dayton Peterson, Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Edlis Bledsoe, Kingsport; a brother-in-law, Paul Carver, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens .

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Strong, Chris Strong, Josh Quillen, Caleb Quillen, Adam Barrett, and Paul Strong.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dayton Peterson, Rick Hensley, and Anthony Ramey.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ray Quillen.

 Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Rejeanna Ann (Clarkston) Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. - Rejeanna Ann Clarkston Quillen passed from this life to the next on Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2006) with her family by her side.

She was born March 28, 1948 and was a good daughter, sister, wife, mother, nurse and teacher.

She was born amidst the hills and valleys of Southwest Virginia, remained true to them all her life, and now will rest among them.

Surviving are her husband, Robert C. Quillen; children, Robert Craig Quillen and wife Gwen, Charles Bradley Quillen, and Stacey Quillen Deshkulkarni and husband Anirudh; parents, Marion and Hortense Clarkston; sisters and husbands, Susie and Glen Hill, Dorinda and Denny Haynes; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

To honor her wishes, there will only be a graveside service at the Clarkston Cemetery in Seminary, just west of Big Stone Gap, at 11 a.m. on Friday with Rev. Patrick Johnson officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Contributions in her honor may be made to any organization that serves to fight cancer.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Richard Lee Quillen

LEBANON, Va. - Richard Lee Quillen, 50, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at his home. Richard was born May 28, 1961, a son of Stephen M. Quillen and the late Nancy Campbell Quillen, he was a lifelong resident of Lebanon. A 1981 graduate of Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Va., he received two associate degrees from Southwest Virginia Community College. He was an active member, elder and member of the choir of Grace Presbyterian Church in Glade Spring. He began his career in broadcasting with WLRV in Lebanon at 15 years of age and later was with WXLZ in Castlewood. He became a radio personality with WXBQ in Bristol 25 years ago co-hosting the Morning Air Show and was the host of the Saturday Night Request and Dedication Show. He had worked for WAXM in Norton the past year co-hosting The Morning Drive and the Saturday Night Request Show. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Abby Quillen, Meadowview; his daughter, Casey Anne Quillen, Meadowview; his father, Stephen M. Quillen, Lebanon; his sister, Suzi Q. Mays and husband, Ronnie Mays, Charlotte, N.C.; his brother, Ira M. Quillen II, Lynchburg, Va.; two nieces, Morgan A. Mays and Ally N. Mays both of Charlotte; and his uncle, James W. Quillen and wife, Donna Weigel Quillen, Knoxville, Tenn. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in the Combs Funeral Service chapel in Lebanon with Dr. Hughes Melton officiating. A private burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon. His family will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Richard may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J.D.R.F.), 1801 Libbie Ave., Ste. 106, Richmond, VA 23226 or to Grace Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 565, Glade Spring, VA 24240. Expressions of sympathy made be sent to Mrs. Abby Quillen and Casey Quillen, 12531 Cory Lane # 18, Meadowview, VA 24361. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276)889-4444, is serving the family of Richard Lee Quillen.

(Descendant of Martin Bird and Anna Doty (Addington) Quillen of Scott Co. Several generations of his family have lived in Russell Co.)

Bristol Herald Courier

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Robert Charlie "R.C." Quillen

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Robert Charlie (R.C.) Quillen, 75, formerly of Gate City, departed from this life Friday (Oct. 22, 1999) in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. after an extended illness.

Mr. Quillen retired from Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company (Dope Department) in 1972. He was a combat veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warner P. and Alice E. Compton Quillen; brothers, Pridemore Quillen, Utah Quillen, E.B. Quillen, Alvin Quillen, and Mack Quillen; sister, Eulala Gillenwater.

Surviving are his sons, Bobby Quillen, Bluffton, Ind., Hagan Glen Quillen, Domestic, Ind., David Quillen, Laotti, Ind.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. G.W. (Mildred) Dougherty, Weber City, Va.; brothers, Hagen Quillen, Church Hill, Wayne Quillen, Fort Blackmore, Va.; half-brother, Henry K. Quillen, Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the home of G.W. and Mildred Daugherty, 120 Baltic Drive, Weber City.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Wrightly Salling, Bro. Lonas Salling, and Bro. George Lane officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery, with military graveside rites by VFW Post No. 3382 of Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
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Robert Joseph Quillin

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Robert Joseph Quillen, Sr., 88, Rt. 1, died at 3 p.m. Saturday [5/8/1971] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a chartered member and deacon of New Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Dungannon.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Cora W. Quillen, Dungannon; nine daughters, Mrs. K. W. (Edna) Greer, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Bill (Dovie) Clark, Castlewood, Va., Mrs. Talmadge (Clyde) Kern, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. E. C. (Leona) Hill Sr., Gate City, Mrs. Walter (Myrtle) Brickey, Kingsport, Mrs. Kyle (Pollie) Carter, Clinchport, Mrs. Clyde (Ruth) Collins, Gate City, Mrs. Lowell (Julia) Osborne, Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Wesley (Patricia) Dingus, Kingsport; three sons, Joseph R. Quillen Jr., R. F. Quillen, and Rev. J. B. Quillen, all of Kingsport; one brother, Carl E. Quillen, Gate City, 38 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Funeral services for Robert Joseph Quillen of Dungannon will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. James A. Boatwright, Rev. L. W. Salling, and Rev. Echol Herron, and Rev. Wrightly Salling will officiate.  Burial will follow in Holson View Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home today and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and also at the home of J. D. Quillen on Independence Road in Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 9, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Roger Dale Quillen

BLOUNTVILLE - Roger Dale Quillen, 48, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday (March 7, 2006) due to a heart attack.

Roger has been the most loving and attentive husband for the past 25 years. He was a retired real estate broker, an avid musician and enjoyed playing tennis.

Roger Dale was a Christian and a member of State Line Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Helen Regena and Alvin W. Quillen; and brother-in-law, Joey Wayne Little.

Roger is survived by his adoring wife, Lisa Quillen; one sister, Susan Pressley and husband, Wayne, Kingsport; one brother, Lynn Quillen and wife, Millie of Gate City, Va.

Roger Dale had a special love for his nieces and nephews, Amanda Quillen, Kristy Reece, Brandon Little, Matthew Little, Tyler Little, Cole Little and Ryan Little; and his great-nieces and great-nephew, Caitlyn, Kristen, and Seth Reece.

Roger will always be remembered and loved by his in-laws, Don and Helen Little; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Greg and Patsy Little.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the home of Wayne and Susan Pressley, 4193 Skyland Drive or at the home of Don and Helen Little, 125 Wood St., Blountville.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gardners Chapel Cemetery just off of Timbertree Branch Road.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Pressley, Brandon Little, Greg, Matthew, Tyler, Cole and Ryan Little.

Honorary pallbearer will be his trusted friend, Joseph Surgenor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-3604.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Roger Dale Quillen.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Floyd Quillen

Robert F. (Bob) Quillen, 79, 956 Afton Street, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday [10/17/1966] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was born in Scott County, was a retired farmer and former Tennessee Eastman employee.  He had lived in Kingsport the past several years.

Survivors include a son, John P. Quillen, Oscoda, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Worley Lane, Kingsport and Mrs. A. J. Gibbs, Houston, Tex.; a brother, Frank Quillen, Scott County, Va.: three sisters, Mrs. Mozella Carter and Mrs. Bertha Carter, both of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Maxie McConnell, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Eritt T. Darnell officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Worley Lane, 956 Afton St. and at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Robert Floyd Quillin

OSBORNE - The funeral for Floyd Quillin, 92, retired employee of the city of Osborne, will be at 10 am Thursday at the Clark mortuary, Osborne, the Rev. Paul Meitl officiating.

Mr. Quillin died Monday [5/9/1977] at a Phillipsburg nursing home. He was born Oct. 31, 1884, at Gates City, Va., and spent 45 years as electrical engineer for the city of Osborne. He was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Osborne.

Surviving are a son, Wayne, Osborne; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lillian Holmes, Lyons; Mrs. Frances Moe, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Ancil Ives, Woodston; 2 half-brothers, Charles, Salina, and Samuel, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Verda Shell, Mrs. Edna Salling and Mrs. Beatrice Broadwater, all living in Virginia; 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Osborne. Friends may call at the Clark mortuary.

(Son of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Tues., May 10, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Floyd Quillen

Robert F. (Bob) Quillen, 79, 956 Afton Street, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday [10/17/1966] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was born in Scott County, was a retired farmer and former Tennessee Eastman employee.  He had lived in Kingsport the past several years.

Survivors include a son, John P. Quillen, Oscoda, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Worley Lane, Kingsport and Mrs. A. J. Gibbs, Houston, Tex.; a brother, Frank Quillen, Scott County, Va.: three sisters, Mrs. Mozella Carter and Mrs. Bertha Carter, both of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Maxie McConnell, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Eritt T. Darnell officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Worley Lane, 956 Afton St. and at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1966

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Robert Steele Quillen

GATE CITY, Oct. 20  (Spl.) -- Robert S. Quillen, 32, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport at 4:05 p.m. today [10/20/1951] as a result of accidental gunshot wounds suffered on October 14.

He was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Company and a member of the Methodist Church.  He was the son of Earl M. and the late Rosa Franklin Quillen of Gate City.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors, besides his father, are: his wife, Dana Frazier Quillen; two daughters, Jane and Linda; one son, Bobby; two sisters, Mrs. Brommell Collins and Mrs. Herman McConnell, all of Gate City.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Blair's Chapel.  The Rev. Nath King and the Rev. Earl King will officiate.  Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery.

The body is to be removed to the home in Weber City at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, October 21, 1951

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Roy Lee Quillen

December 27, 1936 - April 20, 2014

Roy Lee Quillen, age 77, of Gate City, VA passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Gate City, VA on December 27, 1936, he was a son of the late Charles Cefus Quillen and Evelyn Grace Blair Quillen. He was also preceded in death by his brother J.B. Quillen.

Mr. Quillen retired from AT&T after more than 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the US Army and was of the Methodist Faith.

He is survived by two grandsons Tommy Rainey, Las Vegas, NV and Roy Rainey, Denver, CO; two great-granddaughters Samantha Rainey and Ashley Rainey Las Vegas, NV; one sister Clarice Steadman and husband Fred Church Hill, TN; two brothers Paul Quillen and wife Rita, Hiltons, VA and Larry Quillen and wife Kathy, Gate City, VA and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime at the residence of Roy Lee Quillen.

Funeral service will follow at 7:00PM with Elder Bill Tignor and Dr. Gene Miller officiating

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00AM in the Strong Cemetery, Gate City VA. by American Legion Post #3/265 and Virginia National Guard. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 10:00AM to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be nephews and honorary pallbearers will be great nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor’s choice.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Holston Valley CCU and Wilcox Hall 3rd floor.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is honored to serve the family of Roy Lee Quillen.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby M. (Powers) Quillen

KINGSPORT - Ruby P. Quillen, 86, went to be with the Lord Friday (June 16, 2000).

Mrs. Quillen was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church and loved her church family very much. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam E. Quillen; a son, Donald E. Quillen; daughters, Anna Lee Quillen and Edna M. Talbert.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Neeley and Jean Barnette, both of Kingsport; one son, Sam L. Quillen, Kingsport; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Estelle Holmes, New Mexico; and one brother, Tom Powers, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Hensley officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be David Nunley, Darrell Nunley, Dennis Nunley, Danny Nunley, Brad Quillen, Doug Barnette and Randy Talbert.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rushia (Coffey) Quillen

Rushia Coffey Quillen, 98, died Wednesday, August 29, 2007, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

She was born December 24, 1908, in Nelson County, Virginia, daughter of John Coffey and Ella Bragg Coffey.

She was a longtime resident of Waynesboro and former member of First Presbyterian Church. Rushia enjoyed a long career in retailing which spanned over 80 years. While living in Waynesboro, she worked at Leggetts over 25 years and continued to work full time at Wal-Mart in Hattiesburg until she was 96 years old.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Echol A. Quillen in 1957.

Surviving are her son, Dennis E. Quillen of Hattiesburg; and daughter, Carol Q. Higginbotham of Hattiesburg; two grandchildren, Dawn Walters of Bloomington, Indiana and Shay Quillen of San Jose, California; and two great-grandchildren, Owen and Graham Walters of Bloomington, Indiana.

A graveside service will be conducted 3 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2007, at Riverview Cemetery by Dr. Glen A. Holman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 4901 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.

There will be no formal visitation.

McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

(Daughter-in-law of Robert Steele and Martha Jane (Lane) Quillin of Scott Co.)

Waynesboro News Virginian, September 5, 2007

From www.findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth Elizabeth (Presley) Quillen

KINGSPORT - Ruth Elizabeth Quillen , 82, entered into eternal rest on Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Quillen was born in Scott County, Va. on May 10, 1917, the daughter of the late John and Florence Dingus Presley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Quillen ; two sisters, Gladys Peters and Margie Gillenwater; one brother, Clyde Presley.

She is survived by two daughters, Billie Jean Chowning, Morehead City, N.C. and Joyce Ann Sawyer, Melbourne, Fla.; five grandchildren, Susan Elizabeth Ricketts, Becky Elshazly, Ann Sides, Greg Sawyer and Bruce Sawyer; one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson; three sisters, Lakie Ross, Dungannon, Va., Myrtle Presley, Duffield, Va., and Jo Begley, Fort Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Winkle officiating and eulogy by Dave Sawyer. Music will be provided by Jane Winkle and the James McConnell Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service. Johnny Lawson, Billy Ricketts, Dave Sawyer, and Jeff Sides will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sallie Kate (Lawson) Quillin

Mrs. Sallie Lawson Quillin, 72, died at noon Wednesday [6/12/1957] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a stroke last Friday.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., but had made her home with her daughter, Miss Marjorie Quillin, 1218 Cherry Street, in Kingsport.  Her husband, James A. Quillin, died in August, 1955.

She was a member of Antioch Methodist Church.

Survivors include, besides her daughter, one son. Glen W. Quillin, of Kingsport; one brother, Fuller Lawson of Snowflake, Va., and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Antioch Methodist Church, Gate City, Route 2.  The Rev. Kenneth Williams and the Rev. J. H. Loveworth will officiate.  Burial will be in the Quillin family cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rayford Quillen, Ted Lowe, Osborne Smith, Ezra Porter, Maldon Lane, Robert Pendleton, Hershel Hammond and Mack Culbertson.

The body will remain at McConnell Funeral Home in Gate City until time for the funeral.

Kingsport News, Thursday, June 13, 1957

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Samuel Ezekiel Quillen

Sam E. Quillen, 64, 1565 Garland Street, died at 5:30 Friday mornng [3/16/1973] at his home after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. he had resided in Kingsport for the past 30 years.  He was an employe of Tennessee Eastman Company having retired in 1972 from the AY Main­tenance Department.  He was a member of the Vermont United Methodist Church.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ruby Powers Quillen of the home; daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Nunley, Mrs. Anna Lee Craddock, Mrs. Jean Barnette, all of Kingsport, and Mrs. Edna Talbert, Baltimore, Maryland; one son, Sammy Lynn Quillen, Baltimore, Md.; step-mother, Mrs. Lola Mulcare, Clearwater, Florida; half-sisters, Mrs. Nora Muller, Clearwater, Florida, Mrs. Ruth Bridges, Kingsport; half-brother, Archie Quillen, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson is in charge of the arrangements.

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Funeral services for Sam E. Quillen will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Vermont United Methodist Church with Rev. E. E. Chafin and Rev. Frank Mason officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home and also at the funeral home from 7 until 9 o'clock Saturday evening.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport News, Saturday, March 17, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Samuel Lee Quillen

Samuel 'Sam' Lee Quillen, Sr. 56, 141 Gillenwater Street, Kingsport, died late Monday afternoon (Jan. 29, 1996) at Indian Path Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport) he had at­tended Dobyns-Bennett High School but graduated from Sulli­van South High School.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had retired from Transus Trucking Company.

He attended Bible Way Baptist Church and Good Shepard Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Lidle and Lissie Riggs Quillen; two brothers, James E. Quillen, Richard Quil­len; two sisters, Kelly Mae Spanley [Stanley] and Bonnie Reece.

Surviving are two sons, Samu­el Lee Quillen, Jr., Richard Larry Quillen, both of Kingsport; one step-son, Christopher Miller, Kingsport; one granddaughter; one step-granddaughter; six sis­ters, Mrs. Bob (Millie) Marcum, Ms. Ethel Russel, Mrs. Don (Shelby) Robinette, all of Kingsport, Mrs. Maggie Forkum, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Mrs. Gary (Kay) Short, Kingsport, Mrs. James (Shirley) Cradic, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sarah Katherine “Sallie” (Taylor) Williams Quillen

GATE CITY, Va. - Sallie Katherine Quillen, 82, of Gatewood Court, departed this life Sunday afternoon (April 29, 2001) in the Emergency Room at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born January 24, 1919 in Scott County, Va. With the exception of a brief residence in Wisconsin, she had lived her entire life in Scott County.

Mrs. Quillen worked at the Shirt Factory, Bush's and Lane's Restaurants. She farmed, raised tobacco and enjoyed vegetable gardening before her health failed.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raiford Lee Williams; second husband, Earl Quillen; daughter, Sherrill Lucille Williams; parents, Earl Ernest Taylor and Almeda Peters Taylor; sisters, Mae Taylor Peters, Bertha Taylor, Ola Taylor Lloyd and Polly Taylor; brothers, Guy Taylor, Jack Taylor, Ed Taylor, Tom Taylor and Bob Taylor.

Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis Williams Stevenson and husband, David, Lake City, Fla.; son, George Patton Williams and wife, Patricia, Middleton, Wisc.; sister, Marie Taylor Alley, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Rebecca Lee Williams Spindler and husband, Sean, Bonnie Stevenson Green and husband, Jordan, John D. Stevenson, and Carla M. Williams; two great-granddaughters, Madelyn Lee Spindler and Catherine Lane Green; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightley Salling officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Bill Alley, John Alley, Tommy Taylor, Harlan Peters, Nelson Peters, Wayne Poole, W.C. Taylor and Karo Taylor.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Stanford Edward Quillen Sr.

Stanford Edward Quillen, Sr., 87, of Stuarts Draft, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Shenandoah House in Fishersville.

He was born October 20, 1924 in Waynesboro, a son of the late George Dewey Quillen and Daisy Kiser Quillen.

He served his country during World War II in the Marine Corps, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. He was the founder and Chairman of the Board of Waynesboro Landscape & Garden Center, and a past president of the Virginia Nurserymens Association. He also has served on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors.

Stan was a past member of Lee Lodge # 209 A.F. & A.M., including the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the Shriners; a member of the Elks Lodge No. 2270 BPOE, and Moose Lodge #1454. He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club, and has served on the board for the Salvation Army. Service to his community was important to Stan, and he contributed freely.

His first wife, Virginia Porter Quillen, preceded him in death in 1977. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters: Frances Quillen McMurray and Doris Kiser Higinbotham, and a son-in-law, Forrest E. Stover, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Lessley Quillen; a daughter, Gwynne Stover of Waynesboro; 2 sons: Stan Quillen, Jr. and Patty Quillen, Lee Porter Quillen and Sandy Truillo, all of Waynesboro; grandchildren: Ginna Quillen, Nicholas Quillen, Courtney Robertson, Derek Robertson; and his canine companion, "Toby."

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at First Baptist Church by Rev. David Washburn and Rev. B.C. Akers. The family will receive friends in the church following the service.

The interment service in Riverview Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1065, Waynesboro, VA 22980; or, the Waynesboro Y.M.C.A., 648 S. Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980; or, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; or to your favorite charity.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to his caregivers: Vickie Campbell, Buffy Wells, Becky Fatzinger; and to the nursing staff at Augusta Health, particularly 2 East; and to his loyal employees and friends at the Waynesboro Landscape & Garden Center.

(Grandson of Robert Steele and Martha Jane (Lane) Quillin of Scott Co.)

From www.findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Summer Danielle Quillen

Summer Danielle Quillen, 5-week-old daughter of David and Suzy Hickman Quillen, 1613 Pineola Ave., died at 8 a.m. Wednesday [7/18/1984] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

Surviving in addition to the parents, are paternal grand­mother, Mrs. Bernice F. Quillen, Kingsport; maternal grandpa­rents, Don and Shirley Hickman, Kingsport; maternal great-grand­parents, James and Opal Moo­dy, Kingsport; and maternal great-great-grandparents, Edgar and Ollie Moody, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home (down­town).

Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Tri-City Memory Garden with the Rev. Johnny L. Carney officiating.

(Kingsport Times-News, Saturday, July 21, 1984)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Sybil Kate (Hilton) Quillen

July 18, 1918 - April 10, 2014

Gate City- Sybil K. Hilton Quillen, 95, of Gate City, passed away late Thursday night (April 10, 20141) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Sybil worked several years at P.H. Nickels Store along with being a homemaker. Mrs. Quillen was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City where she was recently recognized for being the oldest living member of the church. She loved to grow flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen M. Quillen; parents, E. F. and Grace Burke Hilton; a sister, Geneva Jennings.

Sybil Quillen is survived by her son, Dr. Frank W. Quillen; a brother, Fred A. Hilton; her nieces, Janice McQueen, Judith Everhart, and Carolyn Freeland; her nephews, Jim Jennings and Larry Hilton.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gate City.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday (April 15, 2014) at 7 p.m. at the church with Rev. Andy Barnes and Rev. Jeff DeBoard, officiating. Music will be provided by Dennis Fritz.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Quillen family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma Louise (Bush) Quillen

Louise Quillen, 87, of Gate City, passed away on Friday (February 19, 2010) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Virginia. Mrs. Quillen was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Rhea Quillen; her parents, John & Edith Barnes Bush; a sister, Katherine Doriot.

Louise Quillen is survived by her daughter, Janice Keith & companion, Don Frazier; a son, Bill Quillen & wife, Darlene (both of Gate City, VA); her grandchildren, Allen Keith & wife, Betsy, Andrew Keith, Julie Townsend & husband, Ben, Laura Quillen; step-grandchildren, Heather Freeman & Jessica Thomas; a great granddaughter, Isabella Keith; her brother, Jack Bush & wife, Linda (Florida); her special friends, Charlie Keith & wife, Kerry along with several nieces and nephews.

A special thank-you goes out to Wellmont Hospice & her caregivers, Darlene Smith & Judy Carver.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (February 21, 2010) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at her residence.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday (February 21, 2010) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Harless officiating. Music will be provided by Jim Baker & Dennis Fritz.

The family request, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, 255 Walnut Street, Gate City, VA, 24251.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Tony Patrick Quillen

Tony Patrick Quillen, 28, 2304 Meadow Rd., Kingsport, was pronounced dead on arrival Wednes­day (July 28, 1993) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a 1982 grad­uate of Dobyns-Bennett High School.  He was assistant manager of Cherokee Food Market (Memo­rial Blvd.)  He was a Ham radio operator and was an avid bowler.

Surviving are his parents, Paul and Pauline Mellons Quillen, of the home; two brothers, David P. Quillen and Wayne P. Quillen, both of Kingsport; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mellons, Blountville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Fu­neral Home and anytime at the residence, 2304 Meadow Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Morris Quillen and the Rev. Stanley Sims officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ham radio and CB radio opera­tors.

Burial will be in the Old Union Church Cemetery, Church Hill.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, July 30, 1993

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Vernon Waldo Quillen

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Vernon Waldo Quillen, 52, of Nickelsville, Va., died at 2 a.m. Sunday [10/13/1974] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, a member of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville, a veteran of W.W. II, and was employed as an electrical inspector for Scott County.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Jo Quillen of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Billy Harold (Theresa) Vicars, Nickelsville; one son, Timothy S. Quillen, U.S. Air Force in Goldsboro, N.C.; three sisters, Miss Evelyn Quillen, Nickelsville, Mrs. Ralph (Uneva) King, Kingsport, and Mrs. Fred (Faye) Casey, Richlands, Va.; two grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Vernon Waldo Quillen, age 52, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist Church, Nickelsville, Va. by Rev. Allen Walsh and Rev. Walter Mabe.  Interment will be in Temple Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive Friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  The body will be removed to the church one hour before services.  Pallbearers will be Jimmy Elliott, Howard Elliott, Denny Dishner, James H. Nickels, Jr., Loren Collins, Ronnie Broadwater, Hulbert Vicars, Gene Dishner. Warren Funeral Home in charge.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, October 15, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Vernon Wood Quillen

NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Dr. Vernon Wood Quillen, well-known Nickelsville, Va., physician, died Sunday [7/25/1965] morning at Holston Valley Community Hospital at the age of 80.  He was a 1913 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, and did post-graduate study at Columbia and Tulane Universities, and the University of Virginia.

He practiced medicine in Wise Co., until coming to Nickelsville in 1917.  He received his Fifty Year Medical Service pin from the Medical College of Virginia in 1963.

He is survived by three daughters, Miss Evelyn Quillen of Nickelsville, Mrs. Fred Preas Casey of Richlands, Va., and Mrs. John Ralph King of Kingsport; a son, Waldo Quillen of Nickelsville; a brother, J. Culler Quillen of Malden, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Nickelsville Baptist Church.  Rev. Avery Nichols and Rev. Walter Mabe will officiate.  Burial will be at Temple Hill Cemetery, Castlewood, Va.

The body will remain at Scott County Funeral Home until an hour before services.  Friends will be received at the funeral home.

Kingsport News, Monday, July 26, 1963

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Vesta L. (Howington) Quillen

FT. BLACKMORE -- Vesta Howington Quillen, 67, Route 1, Fort Blackmore, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 12:40 a.m. yesterday [2/12/1981] after a brief illness.

A resident of Scott County, she attended Copper Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Henry Quillen, of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Cecile) Dingus, Gate City and Miss Mable Rasnake, Kingsport, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lelia Mays, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Delsa Lane, Kingsport, and Mrs. Della Roof, Church Hill; two brothers, Roy Howington, Web­er City and Clinton Howington, Blountville.

Friends may call from 7-9 to­night at the funeral home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. to­morrow from the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Eritt Darnell officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, February 13, 1981

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Virginia Pauline "Polly" (Chase) Quillen

Virginia Pauline "Polly" Quillen, 83, Kingsport, TN, died Wednesday afternoon (July 6, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Nora, VA and resided most of her life in Kingsport, TN. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was a member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Hubert Lee Quillen, a son, Hubert Elmo Quillen, brother, James I. Chase, sister, Marie Chase preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Laney and husband Harvey, Kingsport, TN; and Lois Moles, Kingsport, TN; two sons, Donald Quillen and wife Janie, and Michael Quillen, both of Kingsport, TN; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five sisters, Frances Ward, Kingsport, TN; Margaret Strickler; Kingsport, TN; Carrie Williams, Mt. Holly, NC; Zalia Crussel and husband Paul, Kingsport, TN; Winnie Holder, Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Lois Chase, many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Mack Turner officiating.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Rock Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 227 Church View Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home obituaries at hamlettdobson.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Walker Elmore Quillen

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- Walker Elmore Quillen, 80, of Fort Blackmore Route 1, died at 8 a.m. Saturday. [4/23/1960]

He was a farmer, a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 35.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Davidson Quillen; four daughters Mrs. Patricia Kerr, of New York City; Miss Mary Ethel Quillen and Mrs. Edna Jones, Kingsport, and Mrs. Emma Pearl Owens, Church Hill, Tenn.; two sons, Walker P. and Carl R. Quillen, Kingsport; and two sisters, Mrs. Cosby Head, Kingsport, and Mrs. Callie Alley, Knoxville.

The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Copper Creek Community Church.  The Rev. Herman Quillen, the Rev. Kenny Carter and the Rev. Eritt Darnell will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Members of the Gate City Masonic Lodge will be pallbearers and will be in charge at the grave.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral, when it will be taken to the church.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 24, 1960

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walker Patton Quillen

Walker Patton Quillen, 63, of 576 Mayfield Ave. was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital Tuesday afternoon [5/16/1972] after a sudden illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a member of Bell Ridge Ruritan Club and took early retirement from the Tenite Department of Tennessee Eastman Company in 1970.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Strong Quillen; daughters, Mrs. George (Betty Agnes) Bailey and Mrs. Gary (Peggy Ann) Woods, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Robert (Virginia Irene) Fick, Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Edna Jones, Kingsport; Mrs. Pearl Owens, Church Hill; Mrs. Patricia Kerr, New York City, and Miss Mary E. Quillen, Pennington Gap; brother, Carl Quillen, Kingsport; and six grandchildren.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Walker Patton Quillen will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten, Jr. officiating, assisted by the Rev. Larry DeVault.  Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Ralph Satterfield, O. M. Woods, Larry Woods, B. B. Quillen, Sr., Frank Alton. Clarke Lawson and Eldridge McPeek.  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 Times, Wednesday, May 17, 1972

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walter Edwin Quillen

Walter Edwin 'Ed' Quillen, 8l, 505 Hedge Drive, Kingsport, died Friday evening (April 22, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Sullivan County most of his life.

He was a general contractor for Kingsport Development Company, and also a farmer. He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant daughter; one sister; four brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caldonia Ketron Quillen, Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Betty) Eaton, Mrs. Bethel (Nancy Burchfield and Mrs. Dean (Louise) Tate, all of Kingsport; two sons, Edwin Gerral Quillen and Gary H, Quillen, both of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Parker and Faye Quillen, both of Kingsport and Vesta Wilson, Lenoir, N.C.; one brother, Congressman James H. (Jimmy) Quillen, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Hermon United Methodist Church (East Carters Valley), Gate City, Va., wtth the Rev, Raymond Amos officiating.

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

Burial will be in Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hermon United Methodist Church, 112 Atlee St Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda Pearl (Curtis) Quillen

Gate City, VA - Wanda Quillen, 79, Gate City, VA passed away, Sunday, November 18, 2012 at her residence.

Mrs. Quillen was born in Scott County, VA on November 18, 1933 to the late Bordie Dee and Berthie Daugherty Curtis.

She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church and attended Red Hill Church for many years.

She was a retired Teacher's Aid with the Scott County School System. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Emily and Isaac.

In addition to her parents, her brother, J.D. Curtis preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Olinthus Quillen, Gate City, VA; son, Joseph (Joe) O. Quillen, III and wife, Christine, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Emily Quillen and fiancé, Cody Davidson and Isaac Quillen; brother, Cecil Curtis and wife, Phyllis, Nickelsville, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

Special friends, Mary Lou Roberts, Weber City, VA and Carrie Horton, Fairview, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Vernon McDavid officiating. David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Milburn Hall, James Jones, Jim Coley, Darius Hall, Dan (Tucker) Gray, Cody Davidson will serve as pallbearers. Eddie Richmond, John Barger, Tom Hilton, Gladston Wayne Hammonds, Jim Stallard, Charlie Bill Gray, and John Stallard will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wanda Curtis Quillen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Zelma Bernice (Mullins) Quillen

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Zelma Bernice Quillen, born on March 17, 1920, in Scott County, Va., daughter of the late Verda and Caudill Mullins, went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2012, at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood, W.Va.

She was a homemaker, whose greatest joy was cooking wonderful meals for her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, in 1999; brother, Otis Mullins, and sister, Ruth Taylor.

She is survived by her two sons, Ron Quillen and wife, Lynne, of Belleville, W.Va., Fred Quillen and wife, Kim, of Ravenswood, W.Va; and daughter-in-law, Sue Quillen, of Ravenswood, W.Va; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Winston (Elmo), of Kingsport, and Ott Winston (Odell), of Toledo, Ohio; and brother, Jake Mullins, of Duffield, Va .

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care and compassion given by the staff of Ravenswood Village and by her physician, Dr. Armstrong, and his staff.

The viewing for friends and family will be held at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, W.Va., on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service on Saturday at the church.

Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Independent United Brethren Church in Ravenswood with the Rev. Anton Hager officiating.

Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Elena Sophia (Jackson) Quillian

Mrs. Elena Jackson Quillian, mother of the late Janet Quillian Smith, died in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 22 [1968.]  She was the widow of Charles Fletcher Quillian of Washington, D.C., and the grandmother of Eleanor Smith Ford of Kingsport.

Mrs. Quillian was a professional geneologist, a member of Mayflower Descendants, Daughters of 1812, Colonial Dames of America, First Families of Virginia, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by one son, Charles F. Quillian, Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Edward J. McDonnell of Pittsburgh.

Memorial services were held Friday, May 24 at Fox Chapel Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh.

(Charles Fletcher Quillian descended from the pioneer James Monroe Quillian who settled in Georgia. Family lore is that the GA family kept in contact with the Scott Co Quillins for many years. A daughter, Janet (Quillian) Smith, lived in Kingsport before her death in 1961.)

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1968

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Edna Florence (DeSpain) Quillin

KINGSPORT - Edna F. Quillin, 100, died Monday (Sept. 2, 2002) at Asbury Center at Steadman Hill.

A native of Hodgenville (LaRue County), Ky., she had resided in Gate City, Va., for more than 50 years before moving to Baysmont in Kingsport in 1990.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church since youth and had been active as a Sunday School teacher, officer of the United Methodist Women, local and district circles, etc. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Virginia Education Association and Scott County Retired Teachers Association.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, she did special work in the West Kentucky University and the University of Louisville. Mrs. Quillin had been employed in the Covington, Ky., City School System and the Scott County, Va., School System as librarian for a total of 33 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Rush Quillin; parents, W.T. and Eliza Scott DeSpain; a grandson, Anthony Rush Quillin; granddaughter, Terry Lynn Quillin; a sister, Mrs. Anna Lewis; a brother, Grady DeSpain; a half-brother, Harold DeSpain, Gate City; and a half-sister, Mrs. Thelma Owens, Hodgenville, Ky.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Carl K. and Sally Barron Quillin, Kingsport; a daughter and her husband, Linda and C. William Davis, Knoxville; four grandchildren, Cynthia Davis Archer, William Davis, Randy Quillin, Michael W. Quillin; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher Archer, Laura Archer, Michael A. Quillin, Gabriel Quillin, Rebekah Quillin, Heather Quillin, Cory Quillin, Cheyenne Brooks; half brothers, Kenneth DeSpain, Illinois, Russell DeSpain, Kentucky, Eugene DeSpain, Gray; half-sisters, Mrs. Lucille Milburn, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Mildred Wright and Mrs. Carrie Lee Kidd, both of Hodgenville, Ky., Mrs. Ella Rhea Watters, California and Marjorie Avalon of Florida; several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Virginia White, Kingsport, Mrs. Mary E. Collier, Georgia, and Mrs. Nancy Brannon, Memphis.

Calling hours were from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Fleenor and the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Burial followed at Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Eugene Keith Quillin

OSBORNE - Keith Quillin, 69, Osborne, died Saturday, March 22, of a heart attack while driving in Cawker City.

Mr. Quillin was born Dec. 31, 1916, in Osborne, where he lived all his life.

He had a dry cleaning business in Osborne from 1948 until he sold it in 1973. He retired as director of the Osborne County Weed Department. He also helped the Osborne baseball programs.

Survivors include his wife, Jean of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Kuhn, Beloit; a son, Michael of Olathe; a sister, Mrs. Odeen Jenson, Norway; a brother, Gerald of Portland, Ore.; two stepsisters, Mrs. Helen Fuqua of Pratt, and Mrs. Frances Cummings of Anchorage, Alaska; and a grandchild.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Clark Funeral Chapel, Osborne, the Rev. Roy Brotton officiating.

Burial will be in the Downs Cemetery, Downs.

Visitation is at the funeral home.

(Son of Warner E. and Myrtle (Allen) Quillin; Grandson of John Chrisman and Martha Jane (McConnell) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Sunday, March 23, 1986

Submitted by Don Lane

Ezekiel Polk Quillin

Obituary from Kingsport Times for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors. (Sunday, 2/26/1928)

CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIES FRIDAY

E. P. Quillin, Well Known Citizen of Scott County Dies at Home of Son in Nelsontown Friday Night

E. P. Quillin, aged 83, died at the home of his son in Nelsontown, Tenn., at 11:50 Friday night following a stroke of paralysis a few days previous.

Mr. Quillin was born in Knoxville, Tenn., December 14, 1844 was a resident of Scott county practically all his life. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was among the first to volunteer, serving throughout the war.

He was the father of 12 children several of whom survive him. He is also survived by two sisters: Mrs. Maggie Bushong, of Kingsport and Mrs. Eliza Broadwater of St. Paul. One brother of St. Louis, Mo., also survive him.

At an early age Mr. Quillin professed faith in Christ and joined the Southern Methodist Church at Antioch where he remained a life-long member.

Funeral services were conducted at Antioch Sunday. Revs. Simpkins, Vermillion and Blair officiated. Interment was in the cemetery nearby.

Many worthy tributes were paid the memory of this well known citizen by the speakers, some of whom had known him from early manhood.

(Separate article in same newspaper, Kingsport Times, Sunday, 2/26/1928)

QUILLIN FUNERAL TO BE HELD DODAY

E. P. Quillin Dies in Nelsontown - Burial at Antioch, Virginia

E. P. Quillin, aged 83 years, died at his home in Nelsontown Friday evening at 11:50 o’clock.

Funeral services will be conducted at Antioch, Scott County, Va., at 11:00 o’clock this morning, the Reverend Vermillion officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

The deceased was preceded to the grave by his wife, his companion for almost a half century, who died in 1911.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the major portion of his life and was very active in church and charitable work.

He is survived by six sons, Robert, Willie, John, Elisha, Stephen and Alfred Quillin; six daughters, Godie, Lizzie, Mary, Effie, Sallie and Venia; 44 grand children; 23 great grand-children; two sisters, Maggie Bushong, of Kingsport’ amd Lizzie Broadwaters, of St. Paul, Va., one brother, of St. Louis, Mo.

[Note by D.W. Lane – There were errors. Only five of the total of twelve children who were listed survived him. Sue Barge, a sister in St Louis, also survived him.]

Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Grady Quillin Jr.

CLARKSVILLE, Va. - Henry Grady Quillin Jr., 76, husband of Katherine Clark Quillin, died Thursday morning (Nov. 28, 2002) at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham.

Mr. Quillin was a native of Kingsport and was a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in industrial engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II and worked for Burlington Industries from 1966 until his retirement in 1990.

He was an avid fisherman and was a skilled woodworker.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Terri Carpenter of Charlotte and Martha Quillin of Sanford; sons, John Quillin of Charlotte and Stephen Quillin of Durham; five grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 2, 2002) in the Watkins Cooper Lyon Chapel. The Rev. Robert Mason officiated.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hubert Adolphus Quillin

Hubert A. Quillin, 83, of 125 E. Sevier Ave., died at his home at 1:45 a.m. today (2/25/1974) after being ill for more than two years.

He was a retired Kingsport businessman and past president of the Quillin Clan.  A native of Scott County, Va., he moved to Kingsport in 1925.  During his term as head of the family group, he was instrumental in erecting a stone on the grounds of Antioch Church as a memorial to the pioneer ancestors of all Quillins in America.

Quillin served in the American Expeditionary Forces In World War I, was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kingsport and a member of Hammond Post No. 3, American Legion.  He was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose S. Johnson Quillin; one son, Howard C. Quillin; one daughter, Mrs. J. W. (Evelyn) Ryland, Urbanna, Va.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss Stella Quillin, Wilcox Hall; one brother, George B. Quillin, Gate City, Va.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times, Monday, February 25, 1974

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Buford "J.B." Quillin Sr.

KINGSPORT - Elder James B. (J.B.) Quillin Sr., 71, entered into rest with the Lord Sunday (May 7, 2006) at home with his family at his bedside.

Mr. Quillin was born and raised in Scott County, Va. He was the son of Robert (Bob) and Cora Gillenwater Quillin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eston and Joseph; sisters, Vesta, Dovie, Edna and Patricia.

Mr. Quillin's love in life was serving the Lord in his ministry and the love for his family. He accepted the Lord in April 1948 and announced his call into the ministry on June 17, 1962. Mr. QuiIlin was ordained July 11, 1964. Mr. Quillin evangelized in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee for 44 years and pastored in Southwest Virginia. He was a true and faithful servant to God's holy word and loved to help and fellowship with people.

Mr. Quillin was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 F&AM and was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason and was a charter member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Israel. He belonged to the Jericho Shriners, Kingsport Shrine Club, and the Kingsport Amateur Radio Club. He retired from Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Irma Jean Hillman Quillin; sons, James Buford Quillin, Jr., and wife Judy and Timothy Allen Quillin and wife Johnice. His special love in life were his grandchildren Joshua, Adam, Jacob, and Kathryn. He is a1so survived by sisters, Clyde Kerns, Leona Hill, Myrtle Brickey, Polly Carter and husband Kyle, Ruth Collins and husband Clyde and Julia Osborne and husband Lowell; brother, R.F. Quillin and wife, June; sister-in-law, Nell Quillin; and special brothers and sisters-in-Iaw, Dairus and Barbara Hillman, Allen and Mary Hillman; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. by the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Mack Sanders and Rev. Kevin Sanders will be officiating.

Music Will be provided by The Quillin Family.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons Josh, Adam and Jacob Quillin, Russell Sanders, Bill Salling, Brad Hillman, Lewis Roop, Gene Greer and Richard Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughter Kathryn Quillin, Ashley and Alisha Osborne in memory of Alfred.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adventa Hospice Services, 2612 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Suite 3, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

A very special thanks to Eleanor Graham, Fran Cook, Gina Spence, Linda Knight and Earlene Haynes.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Julius Max Quillin

Julious Max Quillin, son of Julious Ceaser and Claudia (Heil) Quillin, was born January 17, 1911, in rural Mahaska County. He farmed most of his life in the New Sharon, Newton, and Oskaloosa areas. Max passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Pella Regional Hospital at the age of ninety-four years, one month, and twenty-one days.
Max was united in marriage with Nona McMains September 14, 1935. Following Nona's death Max married Eva Kruse on January 24, 1980 in Oskaloosa.
He was a member of the Beacon Church and was currently attending the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella.
Max is survived by his step-daughter, Louise Casey of Colorado, her three daughters and eight great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Ruth Quillin of New Sharon; his nieces and nephews, including: Glen Beatty, Norma March, Charles Quillin, David Quillin, Barbara Greenway, Kay Hardeman and Terry Lovell, as well as many other great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nona; his second wife, Eva; his brother, Howard Quillin; his sister, Erma Beatty; and an infant sister.

Garden Chapel Funeral Home, 11892 Hwy F-62 E., Sully, Iowa 50251

Submitted by David Howard Quillin to Don Lane

THURSDAY , APRIL 4, 1935

Mrs. Martha “Mary” Quillin

DIES AT GATE CITY

Funeral Held Tuesday at Antioch Church; Was Member of Pioneer Family

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Quillin, 70, wife of Robert S. Quillin, were held Tuesday from the Antioch church three miles northeast of here with Rev. J. B. Craft and
Rev. W. V. Pierce officiating. Burial rites were held at the nearby Quillin cemetery.

Mrs. Quillin died late Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs. R. R. Greear, here. She was a daughter of the late Wesley and Elizaeth Jennings Lane, who were pioneer settlers of Scott County. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Robert S. Quillin, and the following sons and daughters; Mrs. Gorge Serrette, Richmond, Va.; Earl and Rayford Quillin, Gate City; Edgar M. Quillin, Echol Quillin, and Mrs. J. B. Jennette, all of Waynesboro, and Mrs. R. R. Greear, Gate City; two brothers, M. A. Lane, Gate City, 'and Robert Lane, Kingsport.

Flower and pall bearers were selected from neighbors and friends of the family.

Submitted by Don Lane

Dr. Ralph Cutler Quillin

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Dr. Ralph C. Quillin, 69, 1879 Parkers Mill Road, Lexington, died Wednesday (Sept. 13, 1989) at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Born in Coeburn, Va., he was on the staff of the Lexington Clinic, and was a veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, the Lexington Country Club, the Lexington Rotary Club, the Civil War Round Table, the Fayette County Medical Society, the Bluegrass Radiology Society.

He was a son of the late, James Monroe and Verna Kilgore Quillin.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Fitzgerald Quillin; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Ross (Donna Quillin) Johnson, Georgetown, Ky.; one son, Ralph C. Quillin, Jr., Paris, Ky; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Lelia Jean Potter, Dayton, Ohio, Elizabeth A. Pobst, Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, Jarvis Warren "Jack" Quillin, Coeburn, and James Hall Quillin, Garner, N.C.

Services were conducted on Sept. 15, 1989 at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Pilger and the Rev. John Curtis officiating.

Friends and associates served as pallbearers.

Burial was in in St. Edward's Cemetery, Cynthiana, Ky.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1105 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, Ky. 40503.

Courtesy of Estes Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, September 17, 1989

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sallie Mae (Ross) Quillen

DUNGANNON — Sallie R. Quillen, 81, of Dungannon, Va. died Thursday [12/25/1975] at 10:30 p.m. at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a short illness.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and was a member of the New Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Edith Perry, Mrs. Margie Hall, Mrs. Birdie Pridmore Dockery, Mrs. Nellie Hall, all of Dungannon, and Mrs. Freddie Honeycutt, Wabash, Ind.; three sons, Hazel Quillen, Ft. Blackmore, Edward Quillen, Hobert, Ind., and Arthur Quillen, Dungannon, Va.; one foster son, Mac Quillen, Kingsport; one brother, Wilson Ross, Dungannon; one sister, Mrs. Clara Gobble, Toronto, Ohio; 29 grandchildren: and 30 great-grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Sallie R. Quillen will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the New Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Echol Herron and the Rev. Walter Brickey officiating.  Burial will follow in the Brickey Cemetery.  The body will be removed irom the funeral home to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Nobel Hall at 5 p.m. Saturday.  Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Friday, December 26, 1975

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Steven Alan Quillen

Steven Alan Quillen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Glenn Quillen, 113 Overhill Drive, died Sunday [11/1/1964] at 2:20 p.m. at Holston Valley Community hospital.

Other than the parents, he is survived by one brother, Roger, of Kingsport; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Celia Quillen, Kingsport; maternal grandfather, Robert Jennings, Kingsport; and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. John A. Quillen, Kingsport.

Graveside services were to be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Clarence Kestner will officiate.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Kingsport Times, Monday, November 2, 1964

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Terry Lynn Quillin

KINGSPORT - Terry Quillin, 43, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday (May 5, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Arlington, Va., she lived in Kingsport most of her life and was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School.

Terry also attended Steed College and Northeast State Technical Community College.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, she completed her basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., and her advanced individual training in medical school at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.

Terry worked for the City of Kingsport for eight years before going to other fields of employment.

She loved everyone she met and had a special fondness for all wildlife, often taking care of baby wildlife until the proper agency could receive them. She most enjoyed horses, working with and breaking them until they could be ridden.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW and was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. She was also a member of the Ablaze World Outreach Church, where her brother Michael is pastor.

Terry was engaged to be married to Chuck Horlacher, Kingsport, on June 22, 2002.

She was preceded in death her grandparents, James P. Barron and Sue B. Barron, and A. Rush Quillin; and a brother, Tony R. Quillin.

Survivors include two daughters, Cory L. Quillin and Cheyenne N. Quillin, of the home; parents, Carl K. and Sally Quillin; grandmother, Edna F. Quillin; two brothers, Randy S. Quillin and Michael W. Quillin, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J. Spurgeon McCartt officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ablaze World Outreach Church, c/o Michael Quillin, 390 Barnett Drive, Lot 45, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Timothy Randell Quillen

GATE CITY -- Timothy Randell Quillen, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Quillen, Jr., Route 4, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Friday night [10/19/1956] after a lingering illness.

Survivors other than parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Quillen, Gate City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McClain, Gate City.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Weber's Chapel with Rev. J. W. Gott officiating.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, October 21, 1956

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Vera (McIlvain) Quillin

DOWNS - Vera Quillin, 96, Downs, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004.

Mrs. Quillin was born Vera McIlvain on March 12, 1908, in Portis. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1973.

Survivors include a son, Gary of Clay Center; a daughter, Georgia LaBarge of Damar; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Domoney Funeral Home, 817 Morgan, Downs 67437. Burial will be in Crystal Plains Cemetery, Portis.

Memorials may be made to the Vera Quillin Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(George Quillin was born in Scott Co, a son of John Chrisman and Martha Jane (McConnell) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Submitted by Don Lane

Wayne R. Quillin

OSBORNE - Wayne R. Quillen, 75, Osborne, died Saturday, July 8, 1995, at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Quillen was born Oct. 17, 1919, [SSDI has birth 10/17/1918] at Osborne and was a lifelong area resident. He was superintendent of the Osborne City Power Plant and was maintenance supervisor at G-T in Osborne. He also repaired electric motors and sewing machines and was a member of United Methodist Church, Osborne.

Survivors include his wife, Marie of the home; a son, Ron of Beloit; two daughters, Connie Cyr of Beloit and Donna Quillen Foxx of Aspen, Colo.; two sisters, Lillian Holmes of Lyons and Francis Moe of New Baltimore, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Osborne, the Revs. Brent Clayton and Roger Hough officiating.

Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Clark-Gashaw Chapel, 218 N. First, Osborne 67473.

(Wayne Quillin was a son of Robert Floyd Quillin, born in Scott Co, and a grandson of John Chrisman and Lucy Victoria (Peters) Quillin of Scott Co.)

The Salina (Kansas) Journal, Monday, July 10,1995

Submitted by Don Lane

William Isaac "Willie" Quillin

PINEY FLATS -- Willie I. Quillen, 98, of Carlton Lane, died at 2:50 p.m. yesterday [2/11/1981] at his residence after a short illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a residence of Piney Flats for 25 years.  He was a saw mill operator and a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Moore Quillen, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Muriel) Godsey, Bluff City, Mrs. Amos (Fae) Doran, Kingsport and Mrs. Charles (Nell) Cassell, Piney Flats; one son, Robert H. Quillen, Bristol, Va.; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Glennie Sturgill, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today from Brown & Carr Funeral Home in Bluff City.

Services will be at 2 p.m to­morrow from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Elmer Tate officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Bluff City Res­cue Squad, P.O. Box 239, Bluff City, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, February 12, 1981

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

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