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Carrie (Ramey) Raby

GATE CITY, Va. — Carrie Raby, 88, born March 1, 1921, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on April 17, 2009 at home with family and friends by her side, after an extended illness.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Smith Raby; two sons, Jerry Mack Raby and Bobby Eugene Raby; mother, Sallie Ramey; and father, Mitchell Ramey; sister, Nannie Walker; four brothers, William Hobert Ramey, Clyde Ramey, Curtis Ramey and Kyle Ramey.

She is survived by one daughter, Francis Marie Russell, Gate City, Va.; two sons, Freddie Barney Raby and wife, Dollie Marie Raby, of the home, Willie Calvin Ramey and wife, Pauline Ramey, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; very special friends, Carolyn and Danny Pierson, Dinah and Alvin Bays.

The family would like to give special thanks to Wellmont Hospice and a very special thanks to Misty D. Venett, Joanne "Josie" Jackson and Angie Browning and would like to thank Dr. Lauren Franlin at Holston Medical Group.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Kiser and Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carter Cemetery, Stanleytown community. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Raby, Allen Raby, Henry Kerns, Danny Pierson, Tony Gibson and James Gibson.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fred Albert "Alb" Raby

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Fred Albert "Alb" Raby, 78, entered into rest Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Keokee, Va., on May 11, 1924 to the late Matt and Mary Collins Raby.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Smith Raby, Clayton Raby; nephew, Bob Raby; granddaughter, Karen Raby; beloved daughter, Frieda Raby Dockery.

He retired from CE Division of Tennessee Eastman and was a veteran of U.S. Navy and served in World War II.

He was a volunteer coach at Rye Cove High School for several years until declining health forced him to retire.

Mr. Raby faithfully attended Rye Cove United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Edwards Raby, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Melissa Raby, Carters Valley; grandsons and wives, Greg and Vanessa Dockery, Weaverville, N.C., Kevin and Callie Dockery, Weaverville, N.C., Keith and Christy Dockery, Duffield, Va., Trevor Hardy, Carters Valley; granddaughters, Sacha and Chandra Raby, Orlando, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Brandon, India, Katlin, Cal and Austin; sister-in-laws and husbands, Peggy and Paul Vanzant, Linda and Ray Dockery, Brenda Dishner and Carrie Raby; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Ray Dockery.

Prayer will be given by Stephen Vanzant. Eulogy will be by Michael Brickey.

Music will be provided by Nancy Rhoton.

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

Pallbearers will be Greg, Keith, Kevin Dockery, grandsons, Tony Dockery, Shannon Dishner, Fred Raby, Jack Edwards and Otis Dockery, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Coy Jones, David Mack Dockery, Mark Rollins, Chris Rollins, Clarence Cassell, Doug Dockery, Tony Bowen, Walter Spivey, Billy Jack Light, Mack Dockery, Charles Fugate, Johnny Bennett and Mike Owens.

Donations may be made to Rye Cove United Methodist Church or Rye Cove High School Athletic Programs.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jackie Albert Raby

RYE COVE, Va. — Jackie Albert Raby, 57, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (March 15, 2009) at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, due to complications from heart surgery.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1952, the son of Willie Mae Raby and the late Fred Albert "Alb" Raby.

He was of the Baptist faith, and a graduate of Rye Cove High School and Scott County Vocational School in 1970. He retired from the Eastman Chemical Company.

He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Karen; and his sister, Frieda Raby Dockery.

Survivors include his daughters, Sacha Raby, Orlando, Fla., and Chandra Breeding and husband, Steven, Kingsport; a stepson, Trever Hardy, Gate City; his mother, Willie Mae Raby, Rye Cove, Va.; the mother of his children, Ann Raby Flanary, Orlando, Fla.; nephews, Greg Dockery, Mars Hill, N.C., Keith Dockery, Duffield, Va., and Kevin Dockery, Weaverville, N.C.; aunts, Peggy VanZant and husband, Paul, Linda Dockery and husband, Ray, and Brenda Dishner, all of Duffield, Va., and Carrie Raby, Gate City, Va.

The family would especially like to recognize Jack’s close friend, Lonnie Berry, who has provided extensive support to Jack, the Raby family, and numerous friends.

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

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with Ministers, Ray Dockery, Stephen VanZant and Lonnie Berry officiating.

Music will be provided by Nancy Rhoton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to join the procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Doug Dockery, Greg Dockery, Keith Dockery, Kevin Dockery, Tony Dockery, Steven Breeding, Donald Flanary and Bob Williams.

Honorary pallbearers include Jack Light, Paul VanZant, Billy Fred Cutshaw, Shannon Dishner, Fred Raby, Coy Jones, Danny Poore and all employees and patrons of the Waffle House (headquarters) on East Stone Drive in Kingsport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or charity of your choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. George E. Ragle

KINGSPORT - Rev. George E. Ragle went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( May 6, 2003 ) at his son's residence after a brief illness.

He was a member of the First Apostolic Church and pastored Jennings Mission and Fairview Church . He enjoyed serving the Lord and helping the many people he came in contact with. He also enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bernice Ragle; two sons, Johnny and Randy Ragle; parents, Neil and Sara Ragle; three brothers, J.T., Robert and Guy Ragle; two sisters, Anne Dunn and Marie Fortner.

Surviving are one son, Don Ragle and wife Judy, Gate City, Va.; granddaughters, Jill Vermillion and husband Jackie, Robin Hutchins and husband Frank, Denise Livesay and husband John, Shannon Blair and husband Jerry; great-grandsons, Tyler Vermillion, Travis Marshall, Matthew McMellan, Taylor Blair; great-granddaughters, Patra Skelton, Kendall McMellan, Rhayanna Blair; great-grandsons, Hunter and Remington Skelton; several nieces and nephews; two sisters, Ruth Ramey, Francis Feagins; and two brothers, Hascue Ragle and Joe Ragle.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of Don and Judy Ragle, Route 3, Box 472 , Gate City , Va. , at anytime.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak HiIl Memorial Park . Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

The family suggest memorials be made to the Hospice House, Wellmont Hospice, Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Mack Ragle

Johnny Mack Ragle , 53, Kingsport, died early Thursday morning ( Sept. 10, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an apparent heart attack.

A native and lifelong resident of Kingsport , he graduated from Lynn View High School in 1965 and was retired from the Kingsport Press. He was an avid sportsman enjoying fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Colonial Heights Eagles and Kingsport Moose Lodge No. 972. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vertie Bernice Ragle in 1986; and an infant brother, Randy Merlin Ragle .

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Jackie Vermillion, Kingsport; one grandson, Tyler Chase Vermillion; father, George Ragle , Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Judy Ragle , Yuma, Va.; four nieces, Robin Marshall, Denice McMellan, Shannon Blair and Angie Minton; three nephews, Clay Minton, Shane Litle and Brandon Litle.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1685 Terrell Mill Road , Marietta , Ga. 30067-8320 .

Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Wanda Bernice (Dockery) Duncan Raines

Apr 27, 1951 – Mar 8, 2014

Dungannon, VA - Wanda B. Duncan Raines, 62, Dungannon, VA, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.

Mrs. Raines was born in Scott County, VA on April 27, 1951 to the late Wrightly and Beulah Dockery.

Wanda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dungannon and an honorary member of the Dungannon Fire Department. Over the years, Wanda was active in everything in her community. She enjoyed life to the fullest, always putting others first.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Daniel Duncan preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, Danny Duncan, Dungannon, VA; daughters, Pam and John Raines, Kingsport, TN, Stacie Peak, Dungannon, VA and Lori Duncan, Dungannon, VA; special grandson, who she raised, Daniel Duncan and fiance, Brittany; grandchildren, Zackery Duncan, Lauren Duncan, Haley Peak, Cody Peak, Josh Ramsey and Austin Ramsey; 3 Great-Grandchildren, Elijah, Melody and Lillyanna; special great-niece, Zoey; brothers, Freddie and Jewel Dockery, Dungannon, Bo and Doretta Dockery, Dungannon, VA and Jimmy and Sharon Dockery, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Joann Grizzle, Dungannon, VA, Barbara Summey Hubbard and husband, James, Dungannon, VA, Donna and Herb McCoy, Dungannon, VA, Phyllis and Michael Grizzle, Lebannon, VA and Laura Kate Stephens, Saltville, VA; special friends, Dennis Hoover , Ann Crites and a very special friend, Lola Dean; along with many nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Dungannon Baptist Church, Dungannon, VA and anytime at Hagen Manor Apartments. Funeral services will be conducted at the Dungannon Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Beavers and Rev. Danny Darnell officiating. The church choir and Karen Mann will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at The Dockery Family Cemetery, Dungannon, VA. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Family and Friends are asked to meet at the church for the graveside service.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Advance Home Care, Dr. Michaels and hospital staff.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wanda Bernice Duncan Raines.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Florence "Flo" (Salyer) Ralph

KINGSPORT — Florence "Flo" Salyer Ralph, 97, Kingsport, died Sunday (May 24, 2009) after a period of poor health.

Flo was born the oldest child of the late Robert and Earlie Salyer. Born in Scott County, Va., she came to Kingsport at an early age and at 16 years of age, she resided in Richmond, Ind.; later living in several places in Texas, where she met her husband, Willard "Pinkey" Ralph; both moving to Kingsport after retirement.

Flo served in the Army Air Force during World War II; working in radio and as an air traffic controller.

After her service ended, she worked at IBM as a key punch operator and supervisor.

She loved to travel and had visited several foreign countries. Flo also loved playing bridge, at which she excelled. She was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; sisters, Madeline Camper and Iva Nell Bishop.

Surviving are her brother, Art Salyer, Kingsport; half-brother, Harold Salyer, Rogers- ville; and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Flo’s wishes, she was cremated.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Jack P. Weikel officiating, where she will be buried beside her beloved husband.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Florence "Flo" Salyer Ralph

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Sue “Susie” (Barnes) Rambo

Oct 11, 1927 – Jan 13, 2002

GATE CITY, Va. - Mary Sue (Susie) Rambo, 73, of Route 4, passed away Saturday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Wytheville, Va., on October 11, 1928 to the late Thomas Edward and Jessie Myrtle Freeman Sr. She had been a resident of Scott County for over 40 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edgal Rambo, February 4, 1994; three sisters, Helen Ann Barnes, Judith Carroll Barnes and Virginia P. Barker.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Sam Bellamy, Gate City; one grandson, Jon Bellamy, Gate City; two sisters, Peggy B. Wright, Franklin, Va., and Nell B. Eastridge, Gray; two brothers, Thomas Edward Barnes Jr., Piney Flats, and James B. Barnes, Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of the daughter, 131 W. Elm Street, Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Umbarger and the Rev. Will Shewey officiating.

Music will be provided by Mona Carter.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim Wells, Junior Leonard, Warren Meade, Dewayne Hall and Rick Begley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hiltons United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 10, Hiltons, Va. 24258.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Annie K. (Frazier) Ramey

GATE CITY, Va. - Annie K. Ramey, 71, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at 11:45 a.m. at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 23, 1931 in Scott County, Va., to the late Steve and Melissa Bowen Frazier.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Coy, Elmer and Roy Ramey.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Hubert Ramey, Gate City, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Faye McNew, Daisy and Tommy McDavid, all of Duffield, Va., and Jane and Jeff McConnell, Hiltons, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Tammy Ramey, Pennington Gap, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jeff McNew, Rick Hill, Melissa Williams, Michelle Wallen, Marie Mosley, Niki McConnell, Rusty McConnell, Clifford Ramey, Christopher Ramey and Casey Spurlock; one foster grandchild; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet and the Lewis Hill Singers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cox's Chapel Cemetery, Mabe, Va. The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go into procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beauretta Jewel “B.J.” ( Taylor ) Ramey

MANASSAS, Va. - Beauretta Jewel (B.J.) Ramey, 66, died Monday ( Aug. 25, 2003 ) at her residence.

B.J. Ramey, a longtime resident of Prince William County, in Dale City and Manassas, was very involved in the community. In past years, she served on the PWC Library Board and the PWC Social Services Board. She was a past president of the Dale City Civic Association and the PW Education Association. She was currently a member of the Bel Air Woman's Club of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs and the Woodbridge Branch of the American Association of University Women.

Mrs. Ramey received her bachelor's degree from East Tennessee State University and her master's and doctorate from George Mason University . For 30 years she taught several elementary grades from the first through the fifth grade in Prince William and Fairfax Counties . She and her husband Tom were world travelers and lived for several years in Saudi Arabia and Turkey .

In addition to traveling, B.J. enjoyed reading, lively conversations, and playing bridge. She also loved animals including her dogs, cats and birds. She enjoyed her husband's flowering gardens and attending the events of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Tom Ramey, who died in February.

She is survived by her five children: two daughters, Donna DeLoach and her husband Ken, Tammy Gray and her husband Rick; and three sons, Thomas Ramey and wife Sally, James Patrick Ramey and wife Janet, Jonathan Ramey and wife Kim; her sisters, Jimmy Lane and Irene Taylor Mullins; and brother, Claude Taylor. She is also survived by 13 loving grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd. , Dale City , Va.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Quantico National Cemetery . The procession will be leaving Mountcastle Funeral Home at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3805 Cutshaw, Suite 300 , Richmond , Va. 23230 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Charles Gale Ramsey

 

LIMESTONE — Mr. Charles “Gale” Ramsey, 76, Limestone, passed away Tuesday, (Jan. 15, 2013) at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Ramsey was born in Kingsport, and was son of the late Charles and Connie Cox Ramsey.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ramsey was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Ramsey and Tom Ramsey.

He was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church where he served as deacon and chairman of Building & Grounds Committee for 23 years.

Mr. Ramsey was a United States Army Veteran and retired dairy farmer. He was a member of Bowman Town Ruritan.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Chapman Ramsey, Limestone; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Stacy Ramsey, Jonesborough and Mike and Kathy Ramsey, Limestone; granddaughter, Shelby Ramsey, Jonesborough; sisters, Mary Ann Laughlin, Kingsport, Nancy Osborne and husband, Hayes, Kingsport, Martha Williams and husband, Ray, Cleveland, Tenn.; sister-in-law Wilma Ramsey; and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday at Bowmantown Baptist Church with Rev. Maurice Quillen and Rev. Christi Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Denny Chapman, Dan Brandt, Bobby Slagle, Alfred Chapman, Richard Chapman, Paul Chapman, Paul Armentrout, Gary Harris and Hayes Osborne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Rowland, Ralph Hensley, Fred Southerland, Murphy Hensley, Arthur Deyton, Jimmy Rogers, Eugene Ward, Johnny Payne and Don Curd.

Memorial donations may be made to Bowmantown Baptist Church 418 Hwy. 75 Jonesborough, Tenn. or Fairview United Methodist Church 878 Hwy 81 N. Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659.

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Charles Sylvester Ramey

Hiltons, VA - Charles Sylvester Ramey, 54, Hiltons, VA passed away, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at his residence.

Charles was born in Sullivan County, TN on October 16, 1958 to the late Ervin Sylvester and Evelyn Peters.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Debbie Johnson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Susanna Hall Ramey, Hiltons, VA; sons, Matthew Charles Ramey, Bristol, VA and Joseph Edward Ramey and wife, Jessi, Gate City, VA; daughter, Samantha Rose Ramey and fiance, Andrew Sage, Kingsport, TN, grandchildren, Caleb, Nevaeh, Aiden; sister, Linda Johnson, SC, Betty Murray, FL, and Nancy Bright, Blountville, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. David Gillenwater, Rev. Danny Felty, and Rev. James Willis officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Mike Hobbs, David Tester, Jim Johnson, Johnny Orfield, Robert Collins, Logan Gunner and Tracey Cook will serve as pallbearers. Jim Kimble, Jesse Hall and Steve Osborne will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Charles Ramey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde H. Ramey

CHURCH HILL — Clyde H. Ramey, 84, of Church Hill, was dead on arrival Monday (June 9, 2008) at Wellmont Hawkins County Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Ramey was a native of Mabe, Va. He spent several years in Michigan where he was a landscaper before moving to Church Hill.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Marie Ramey; son, Donald Ralph Ramey; grandson, Michael James Ramey; parents, Mitchell and Sallie Carter Ramey; brothers, Hobert, Curtis and Kyle Ramey; sister, Nan Walker.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Lois Diane Ramey, Greer, S.C.; step son, Chuck Harkleroad, Gray; three daughters, Virginia F. Hill, Wood Haven, Mich., Patricia Ann Zube, East Point, Mich., Teresa Ramey, Florida; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Raby, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. David Salley will officiate and burial will follow in Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Cory Harkleroad, David Wilhelm, Curt Beilman, Devin Wilhelm, Terry Puttman and Brian Puttman.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Ramey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Franklin James Ramey

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Franklin James Ramey, 77, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Friday, June 15, 2012 at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Duffield, VA.

Mr. Ramey was born in Scott County, VA on April 8, 1935 to the late Radford and Cora Darnell Ramey He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Kodak.

In addition to his parents, his daughter, Brenda Ramey and son, Billy Ramey; along with several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Babb, Weber City, VA and Virginia Harber and husband, Ricky, Ft. Blackmore, VA; grandchildren, Melinda Babb, Jordan Harber, and Tracy Graham; great grandchild, Olivia Page Stallard; sisters, Kathleen Carter and husband, Guy, Kingsport, TN and Lucy Hass, Gate City, VA; brothers, Mach Arthur Ramey, Clinchport, VA and Tommy Ramey and wife, June, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his daughter, Deborah Babb. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kyle Akers officiating. Donna and Denny Hass will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Cox Chapel Cemetery in the Mabe community of Scott County, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family requests those who wish make a donation to Gate City Funeral Home in the name of Franklin J. Ramey to help with the funeral expense.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Franklin James Ramey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Dewey Ramey

KINGSPORT - Rev. Dewey Ramey, 82, left this world to fly home and be with his wife Margaret, of 55 years, on Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005).

Born in Ft Blackmore, Va. on Aug. 17, 1923, Rev. Ramey lived in Kingsport for most of his life.

Beginning his ordained ministry in 1944, he pastored seven different churches and married many couples. He led many people to the Lord but, like Paul, he saved none. God did the saving of souls. Rev. Ramey served God for 61 years and preached over 500 funerals. Rev. Ramey helped organize the Central Baptist Association, the Sullivan Association, serving on all of the committees of the Association, and the First Missionary Home Association to Jamaica, paving the way for others to follow and praise God. He started the first Out Reach Program for Maple Oaks Apartment Complex. Rev. Ramey helped build three churches and the Christian Camp at Bays Mountain.

He had a radio ministry for 10 years at WKIN and WMCH Radio. The last church he pastored was, Fall Creek Baptist Church, where he served for 14 years and was elected Pastor Emeritus and was an Honorary Pastor. He was a pastor, an evangelist, foreign missionary and teacher who received an honorary degree from Carson-Newman College. He was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688.

In addition, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Rev. Ramey could not have gotten through life without the help of his wife, Margaret Price Ramey, and now they will be together forever.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Price Ramey; a son, Ivan Lee Ramey; his parents, Sylvan and Sally Ramey. His family is grateful for the legacy he leaves behind. We are sure that the Lord will welcome him home saying, "Well done thy good and faithful servant".

Surviving are his twin daughters, Shelby Taylor and Shirley Crain and husband Wallace, both of Las Cruces, N.M.; son, Ron Ramey and wife Dee, Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brother, David Ramey, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J.E. Mauk and Rev. Randy Lester officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stoney Westmoreland, Johnathan Ramey, Michael Crain, Ron Ramey, John Horton and Ken Burgess.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Elbert Clarence “Elb” Ramey

GATE CITY, Va. - Elbert "Elb" Clarence Ramey, Sr., 80, entered into rest Monday (Oct. 18, 2004) at his residence.

Mr. Ramey was born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 18, 1924 to the late Alexander and Callie Liewtisiha Lane Ramey.

He was a member of Tipton's Freewill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW 10611 Gate City Post.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Elbert Clarence Ramey Jr.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Kyle-lee Williams, Lillie and Albert Hammonds, Charlcie and Ryland Roller, Ethel and Henry Peters and Maggie Ramey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh and Claudia Ramey, Albert Ramey and Willie Ramey.

Surviving is his wife, Annie Oakalee Tipton Ramey, Gate City, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Robert Darnell, Gate City, Va., Ruby and Fred Winkler, Gate City, Va., Priscilla and Terry Sutton, Gastonia, N.C.; grandchildren, Kimberly Estepp and fiancé, Jamie Franklin, Ralph Estepp and fiancée, April Hutchinson, Dwain Sutton, Anthony Estepp, Michael Sutton, Christopher Estepp, Brittney Winkler, Fred James "J.J." Winkler and Jerry Ward; great-grandchildren, Abigail Katlyn Estepp, Martika Hutchinson, Trey Hutchinson and Sierra Hutchinson; and 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.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. M.D. Hyatt and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

The Tipton Family will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tipton's Chapel Cemetery on Copper Ridge, conducted by the American Legion Post #3 Kingsport and Gate City #265. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside services.

Ralph Estepp, Dwain Sutton, Jamie Franklin, Brandon Cook, James Byrd Jr. and Tim McMurray will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Estepp and Christopher Estepp.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

George Ramey

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - George Ramey, 54, Route 3, Big Stone Gap, Va., died Thursday (July 4, 1991) in the Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, following an extended illness.

He was a native of Wise County and a son of the late Raleigh and Neil Fields Ramey, He was a former employee of Foote Mineral Company, and retired from the Westmoreland Coal Company. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian Howington Ramey, 1975, and a son 1977.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Lane Ramey, Big Stone Gap, Va.; three sons, Jessie Ramey, Appalachia, Va., George Ramey, and James Ramey, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one stepson, David McGreagor, Bristol, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Palmer, Appalachia, Va., and Anna Ramey, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two brothers, Jessie Ramey, Gate City, Va., Lloyd Ramey, Weber City, Va.; one half brother, Daniel Calton, Jr., Norton, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Ramey, Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Polly Lane, and four grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Faye Poff officiating.

Burial will follow in the American Legion Cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Geraldine Ramey

Geraldine Ramey, 62, Duffield, VA passed away, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Geraldine was born in Scott County, VA on April 25, 1949, the daughter of the late William Hobert and Pauline Butler Ramey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Milum and Mellie Frazier Butler and paternal grandparents, Mitchell and Sally Carter Ramey.

Surviving are her sisters, Ethel Bishop and husband, Eugene, Duffield, VA, Frances Jessee and husband, James, Duffield, VA, and Vanlee Hill and husband, Frank, Duffield, VA; brother, James Ramey and wife, Sharon, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residences of her sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Carter Cemetery, Stanley Town community of Scott County, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Geraldine Ramey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle Hagan Ramey

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Kyle Hagan Ramey, 63, went to be with the Lord Monday (Dec. 18, 2000) at his residence after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. on August 15, 1937, son of the late Mitchell and Sally Carter Ramey, he was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Ramey; two brothers, Hobert and Curtis Ramey; and one sister, Nan Walker.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Louise Ramey, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Robert Gilliam, Duffield, Va., and Brigitte and Garrick Hillman, Clinchport, Va.; four very special granddaughters, Samantha Gilliam, Jackie Gilliam, Haley Hillman and Kara Hillman; one sister, Carrie Raby, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Clyde Ramey, of Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Ramey, Duffield, Va., and Mary Ramey, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Juanita S. Falin Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating. Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann.

Burial will follow the services at the Hill Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be Fred Raby, Will Ramey, Calvin Ramey, John Berry, Mike Jones and Brian Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Scott County, Va., Dept. of Transportation.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Leona “Ona” (Sarber) Estep Ramey

CHURCH HILL - Ona S. Ramey, 89, 338 Main St., Church Hill, died Friday morning (Sept. 11, 1987) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had spent most of her life in Kingsport moving to Church Hill in 1980 and was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Lawson, Kingsport and Catherine Bentley, Church Hill; three sons, W.G. Estep, Galax, Va., Lee Estep, Wise, Va., and Richard Ramey, Kingsport; 35 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cora Bishop and Leora Eads, both of Gate City, Va.; one brother, John Fields, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and Rev. Robert Ramey officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. 265, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Mary Elizabeth (Babb) Ramey

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mary Elizabeth Ramey, 67, passed away on Saturday, (June 2, 2007), at her residence in Ft. Blackmore, Va. after a long illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 23, 1939 and was the daughter of the late James Kelly Babb, Sr. and Dovie Carter Babb. She was a homemaker and attended Cox's Chapel Church.

Her passing is met with great sadness but also great happiness as she is now being rejoined with her husband, Curtis who passed away before her on Oct. 18, 1991. Her greatest joy was in her grandchildren with whom she spent many loving hours. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Fayette Ramey; and brother, James Kelly Babb, Jr.

Surviving are her daughter Patricia Lynn Jessee and husband, Larry "Bud" Jessee, Ft. Blackmore; much loved grandchildren, Zachary Jessee, Shaun Jessee and Nichole Jessee, all of Ft. Blackmore. She is also survived by many great friends.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Joe Roberts and Rev. Cecil Kern officiating.

Music will be provided by Working Toward The Promise and Francis Jessee.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carter Family Cemetery in the Stanleytown community of Clinchport, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Todd Cassel.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Isabella Nevaeh Ramsey

KINGSPORT - Isabella Nevaeh Ramsey, 3-month-old daughter of Shawn Ramsey and Jessica Smith entered into rest on Tuesday (March 6, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 14, 2006 and was preceded in death by a sister, Jannah Grace Ramsey in April of 2002; and paternal grandfather, Archie Ramsey.

In addition to her parents, Jessica Smith and Shawn Ramsey of Kingsport, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Wanda and Dennis Crawford, Kingsport; paternal grandmother, Penny Gamble Begley, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; special great-grandmother, Georgia Baldwin, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and her special Nana, Daphne Crawford, Jonesborough; brothers and sisters, Malaki Craig, Kingsport, Kolton Ramsey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and twin brother and sister, Kalynn and Kristian Ramsey, Duffield, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her great-grandmother, Georgia Baldwin.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Luther Presley, the Rev. Jerry McNew and the Rev. Donald Starnes officiating.

Wilma Cox and Tim and April Baldwin will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corder Cemetery in Dungannon, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith/Ramsey family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Worley Ramey

James Worley Ramey, 83, died Tuesday night [10/29/1957] in a hospital in Gaithersburg, Md., after a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., where he spent most of his life. For the past four years he had been making his home in Maryland.

Survivors include a daughter, Virgie Gilley of Falls Church, Va., two sons, William Henry Ramey of Kensington, Md., and Talmer Ramey of Baltimore; one stepson, Cecil Fields of Fordtown, Tenn.

He is survived also by a sister, Mattie Pendleton, and by eight grandchildren.

The body will be brought to the Carter-Clamon Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Burial in the Rutherford Cemetery near Appalachia, Va.)

 

(Some records suggest his age was about 71 years instead of 83 years.)

 

Kingsport Times, Thursday, October 31, 1957

Submitted by Don Lane

Jannah Grace Ramsey

KINGSPORT - Jannah Grace Ramsey, two-weeks-old, entered into rest April 1, 2002 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on March 18, 2002 in Sullivan County.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Archie Ramsey and Robert Sturgill.

She was the infant daughter of Archie Shawn and Nonnie Jennifer Ramsey, Kingsport.

Including her parents, surviving are her two sisters, Savanna Hope Ramsey, two-years-old and Dakoda BreeAnna Ramsey, one-year-old; twin brother, Kolton McKail Ramsey, two-weeks-old, all of Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Penny and Joe Gamble, Kingsport, and Wayne Begley, Duffield, Va.; maternal grandmother, Teresa Sturgill, Bristol, Tenn.; great-grandparents, Conoey and Georgia Baldwin, Dungannon, Va., and JoAnn Stanley, Kingsport; and several aunts and uncles.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Ricky Mann officiating.

Music will be provided by Tim Baldwin and April McNew.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Corder Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

The family will be meeting at 12:45 p.m. at the cemetery for graveside services.

The father will serve as the pallbearer.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Jess Ramey

DUFFIELD, Va. - Rev. Jess Ramey, 77, of Rt. 1, Duffield, Va., died at his home at 6 a.m. Friday [2/8/1974] after a long illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County, Va., a retired miner and farmer and a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name in Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida Ramey, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Irene Bowen, Wise, Va., Mrs. Pauline Couch, Norton, Va., Mrs. Delia Davidson, Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Florence Boggs, Clinchport, Va.; two sons, Edward Ramey, Dayton, Ohio, Belt Ramey, Duffield, Va.; one brother, Elbert Ramey, Appalachia, Va.; 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday Feb 10, 1974

Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie Washington Ramey

COLONIAL BEACH, Va. - Jessie Washington Ramey, 79, of Colonial Beach, died at his home Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2000).

Mr. Ramey, affectionately known as "Pop", had retired as a carpenter with Union Local 0132. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Church Hill, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Marie Ramey; two daughters, Janice D. Ostrander, of Georgia, Angela D. Costa, of Rochester, N.Y.; a son, Jessie W. Ramey Jr., Waldorf, Md.; sister, Armenda Housewright, Mount Carmel, Tenn.; brother, the Rev. Carl Ramey, Kingsport; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was also the father of the late Judy Ramey.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Charles J. Ostrander officiating.

Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443; or to the American Cancer Society, Route 2 Box 739, Montross, Va. 22520.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

John Franklin Ramey

DUFFIELD, Va. - John Franklin Ramey, 69, died Sunday (July 13, 2003) at Sunbridge-Hillside Rehabilitation Center in Kingsport.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Gerome J. and Flora Bell Ramey, and was of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mabel Ramey; and his former wife, Becky Marie Ramey Robbins.

Surviving are his sons, Johnny Dean Ramey and wife Penny of Duffield, and Jerry Lynn Ramey of Duffield; brothers, Orville Ramey of Duffield, Clyde Ramey of Church Hill, Ray Clark Ramey of Rockville, Md., and George Ramey of Duffield; sister, Sonja Rose Ramey; grandsons, Adam Wayne Ramey and Jason Dean Ramey.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Jimmy Hammonds, Elder Marty Stanley and Pastor Barron Duffy officiating.

Committal services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Cemetery in Duffield. Family and friends are asked to meet at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John R. Ramey

CASTLEWOOD, Va. - John R. Ramey, 58, entered into rest Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2005) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County June 1, 1946 to the late Luther Ramey and Laura Edna Dockery Ramey.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Conard Ramey (infant brother).

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Angela Ramey, Hiltons; stepson, Rodney Ramey, Gate City; one special grandson, Dylan Ramey, Hiltons; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gracie and James Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Katie and Denver Ingle, Castlewood, Va., and Janice and Roy Sutherland, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubert Ramey, Clinchport, Va., Lonnie "Did" and Myrtle Ramey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., William "Bim" and Roma Ramey, Gate City; former wife and lifelong friend, Geneva Ramey, Gate City; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

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

Music will be provided by Toke Hensley, Buford Salling, James "Babe" Lawson, Phillip Elliott and Michael Hensley, Danny and Debbie Owens.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lawson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 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

Lakie (Browder) Ramey

KINGSPORT - Lakie Browder Ramey, 86, of Appalachian Village of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2005) at North Side Hospital in Johnson City.

Lakie Browder Ramey was born July 6, 1919 in Scott County, Va., to Reuben and Rachel Browder. Soon after, the family moved to the Indian Springs area of Sullivan County where Lakie spent most of her life. Lakie was a faithful lifetime member of Holly Springs United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and held various leadership positions. Lakie loved the Lord, her family and her church.

In addition to her parents, Lakie was preceded in death by her husband, D. Ralph Ramey; her second husband, Claude E. Counts; a son, Allen L. Ramey; brothers, Edgar Browder, Thomas M. Browder and John W. Browder; sisters, Melissa Huffman, Janie Cole and Sibbie Jones.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Lillian and Kenneth Taylor and Brenda and Jerry Taylor, all of Colonial Heights; grandsons, David Allen Ramey, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chris Taylor and wife Amy, Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Lynn Taylor, Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughter, Lori Taylor, Kingsport; and one special great-grandson, Will Taylor, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Edith Wood, Hiltons, Va. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, stepchildren and step grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Kevin Holmes officiating.

Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park following the funeral service.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holly Springs United Methodist Church, c/o Bernard Horne, Treasurer, 770 Barger Hollow Road, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Outlook Pointe, Kingsport and Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City for the wonderful care they provided and a very special thanks to Linda (Cookie) Bunton, who became like family.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Edna (Dockery) Ramey

CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Laura Edna Ramey, 89, entered into rest Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Brookhaven Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Ramey was born in Scott County, Va. on May 26, 1911 and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all.

She was the daughter of the late Everett and Cordelia Likens Dockery.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther "Lube" Ramey; one son, Conrad Lee Ramey; one brother, George L. Dockery.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Gracie and James Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Katie and Denver Ingle, Castlewood, Va., and Janice and Roy Sutherland, Kingsport; four sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert and Annie Ramey, Clinchport, Va., Lonnie "Did" and Myrtle Ramey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., John Ramey, Castlewood, Va., and William "Bim" and Roma Ramey, Gate City, Va.; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Ellen Snavley, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Lois Babb, Ruby Gannoway and Rosie Sloan, all of Gate City, Va., and Julie Baldwin, Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Hammond and the Rev. Jimmy Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Louis Hill Singers and piano solo by Michael Walker.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Lawson Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

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

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louise (Greer) Ramey

White River Junction, VT - Mrs. Louise Greer Ramey, 82, White River Junction, VT passed away, Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Brookside Nursing Home.

Mrs. Ramey was born in Ft. Blackmore, VA on March 8, 1930.

She grew up in Virginia attending Virginia Intermont College. She married Albert J. Ramey in 1951. They lived in St. Petersburg, FL, Charleston, SC, Newport RI, Harrisonburg, VA, Raleigh, NC, and finally moved to Richmond, VA where they lived for 45 years.

She was active in First Baptist Church in Richmond and worked in the nursery for more than 35 years. Children were the great joy in her life.

She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Albert Jackson Ramey; daughters, Sharon Ramey Weaver, Hanover, NH and Ruth Ann Ramey Ross, Nags Head, NC, as well as two granddaughters, Eleanor Weaver, Nashville, TN and Claire Weaver, Williamsburg, VA.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Louise Greer Ramey.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Maggie Marie (Catron) Ramey

COLONIAL BEACH, Va. - Maggie Marie Ramey, 76, died Sunday (Aug. 5, 2001) in Colonial Beach.

Born April 6, 1925 in Gate City, Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Catron and Belle Davis. Formerly of Alexandria, Va. and Kingsport, Tenn., she was a resident of Colonial Beach, Va., and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie W. Ramey Sr.; three brothers; and five sisters.

Surviving are a son, Jessie W. Ramey Jr., Waldorf, Md.; three daughters, Janice D. Ostrander, Fayetteville, Va., Angela D. Costa, Walworth, N.Y., and the late Judith M. Ramey; daughter-in-law and sons-in-law, Nancy L. Ramey, Charles J. Ostrander Sr. and Richard D. Costa; seven grandchildren, Charles J. Ostrander Jr., Juneau, Alaska, Christopher M. Ostrander, Springfield, Va., Jonathan D. Ostrander, Fayetteville, Ga., Jessie W. Ramey III, Mechanicsville, Md., Lynn Ramey, Waldorf, Md., Nicholas D. Costa and Jessica N. Costa, both of Walworth, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren, C.J. Ostrander III and Brian D. Ostrander, both of Mt. Morris, Ill., Michael Ostrander and Matthew T. Ostrander, both of La Plata, Md.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Md.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles J. Ostrander Sr. officiating.

Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, Hospice of Fredricksburg, Va. or the Hospice of Charles County.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ozelle ( Baldwin ) Ramey

KINGSPORT - Mary Ozelle Baldwin Ramey, 81, of Kingsport , went to be with the Lord Saturday, (July 14, 2007) at Brookhaven Health Care.

She was born in Dickson County , Tenn. and moved to Kingsport in 1948. She was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude B. and Parry (Hardesty) Baldwin; and several sisters and brothers.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Warren Ramey, of the home; daughters, Beverly Ann Bear and husband, Roy C., Kingsport, Rita Marlene Peter and husband, Paul D., Fall Branch; son, Keith Ramey and wife, Nina, Kingsport; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Kay Farmer, Cunningham, Tenn; half-sister, Essie Mae Welker, Cunningham, Tenn.; brothers, Charles Baldwin, Cunningham, Tenn, Glynn Baldwin, Clarksville, Tenn; Harold Wayne Baldwin, Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Kathelene Ramey and Virgie Fogleman; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Orebank Missionary Baptist Church .

Funeral service will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Orebank Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor David Foster and Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Graveside service will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park . Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:25 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Bear, Marty Bear, Scott Peters, Samuel Ramey, Scott Ward, and Terry Frazier.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Rebecca (Davidson) Jones Ramey

NORTON, Va. - Rebecca Jones Ramey, 99, died Sunday, (April 9, 2006) at Mountain View Regional Medical Center.

Born in Scott County to the late Nathan and "Mima" Carter Davidson, she was the widow of both Bob Jones and Clarence Ramey. "Becky," as she was known by many, was a member of the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church and served as the church's pianist. She was a sales clerk for over 20 years with the former Geller's Department Store in Norton.

Mrs. Ramey was preceded in death by sisters, Plina Kilgore, Pauline Elliot, and Bonnie Starnes; brother, John Davidson.

Survivors include her half sisters, Audrey Dorton, Ruby Spears, Lena White; half brothers, Eugene Davidson and Willie Davidson; special niece, Gertrude Greene; several nieces and nephews and their families

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph McFarland officiating.

Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va., is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rylen Blayne Barker-Ramey

(His step gr-mother (Lora (Barker) Bowers is a descendant of the Begley-Lane family of Scott Co.)

KEOKEE, Va. — Rylen Blayne Barker-Ramey, 1 year old, passed away Wednesday (Dec 31, 2008) in Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn.

Rylen is survived by his parents, Taylor Ramey and Blissenee Barker; great grandmother, Lelia Barker, of Keokee; grandparents, James and Renee Ramey, of Derby; grandparents, Lora and William Bowers, of Appalachia, Va.; special MeMaw, Jean Darnell, of Kingsport; grandmother, Tonya Barker, of Keokee; two maternal aunts, Maelei and Caitlin Phipps; two maternal uncles, Tristan and Brendon Phipps; aunt and uncle, James Ramey and Liz, of Norton, Va., and Derick Collins and Maggie Collins, of Derby; two cousins, Bryce Ramey, Gracie Ramey.

Rylen is also survived by special family at the Johnson City Medical Center, P.I.C.U. and N.I.C.U. Johnson City, Tenn.

The family will receive friends Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Phillips officiating.

Graveside services will be Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at 1 p.m. in American Legion Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home to leave in procession at 12:30 p.m. to go to the cemetery.

Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is serving the Barker family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Warren Ramey  

KINGSPORT — Samuel Warren Ramey, 88, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday ( July 8, 2009 ) at Brookhaven Manor Healthcare.

Samuel was born in Scott County, Va. ( Gate City ) and moved to Kingsport when he was 5 years old. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Samuel retired from Eastman after 33 years of service. He was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Baldwin Ramey; parents, William K. Ramey and Elizabeth McClain Ramey; five brothers, Dewey Ramey, Walter Ramey, Howard Ramey, Claude Ramey and Lawrence Ramey; grandson, David Bear.

He is survived by his daughters, Beverly Bear and husband, Roy of Kingsport and Rita Peters and husband, Paul of Fall Branch; son, Keith Ramey and wife, Nina of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Virgie Fogleman of Abingdon, Va.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Orebank Missionary Baptist Church , 5930 Orebank Road , Kingsport . Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor David Foster officiating.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park with the American Legion Post #3/265 and the Tennessee National Guard conducting the rites. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

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Victoria (Bledsoe) Ramey

CLINCHPORT - Mrs. Victoria Bledsoe Ramey, 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Church, Rt. 3, at 0 a.m. Tuesday ( 10/7/1958 .) Her husband, J. M. Ramey, died in 1957.

Survivors include: two other daughters, Mrs. James Falin of Clinchport and Mrs. J. C. Head of Kingsport ; three sons, Kelly of Surgoinsville; George of Blountville, and Claude of Clinchport; two brothers, Null Bledsoe of Kyle's Ford, and Jim Bledsoe of Rogersville.

Funeral services be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Church in Robinette Valley . The Rev. Edward Medlin and the Rev. Clarence Arnold will officiate.

Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery .

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home until one hour before services. It will then be taken to the church to lie in state.

(Kingsport News / Wednesday, October 8, 1958)

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Lula Bell Ramsey

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

DUNGANNON, Va. — Lula Bell Ramsey, 95, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Sept. 21, 2008) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Wise County, Va. March 2, 1913 to the late Arthur Casteel and Susie Hall.

She was a member and attended the Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church for more than 75 years.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Jess Ramsey; daughter, Virginia Lee Ramsey; sisters, Panna Blevins, Ella Blevins and Jessie Smith; brothers, Omar Casteel, Paul Casteel, Carson Casteel, Phillip Casteel, Nathan Casteel and Logan Casteel.

Survivors include her three daughters, Loretta and husband, Ray Stallard, Greenville, S.C., Sandy and husband, Steve Collins, Dungannon, Va. and Glenda and husband, Ed Anderson, Apopka, Fla.; sisters, Louise Young, Kingsport, Jeanette Henry, Kingsport and Emily Franklin, Kingsport; grandchildren, Russell Rice, Jessica Watkins, Scott Anderson, Jamie Maine and Heather Taylor; three great- grandchildren, Sydney Watkins, Reagan Watkins and Jacob Anderson; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville and other times at the residence of Steve and Sandy Collins.

Services will be at 8 p.m. at the church with Rev. Steve Collins and Dr. Marshall Williams officiating.

Music will be by Bud Harmon.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Hill Memorial Gardens, Castlewood, Va. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the church for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearer will be Russell Jay Rice.

The family would like to thank the Brian Center for all their assistance during her illness.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie Doris (Quillen) Kern Hall Ramsey

DUNGANNON, Va. - Nellie Doris Ramsey, 69, passed away Friday (March 18, 2005) at her son's residence in Ft. Blackmore, Va.

She was born in Scott County Va., on Aug. 8, 1935, the daughter of the late Oliver and Sally Ross Quillen. Mrs. Ramsey was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Kern; second husband, Henry Hall; third husband, William Ramsey; son, Jerry Kern; stepson, Tony Hall; two brothers, Arthur Quillen and Hazel Quillen; three sisters, Verdie Dockery, Edith Perry, and Margie Hall.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Kris Kern, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Scottie Hall, Dungannon, Bill Kern, Dungannon, Jeff and Heather Hall, Kingsport; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Shirley and Gary Kilgore, Kingsport, Patricia and Carl Cole, Florida; stepsons and stepdaughter-in-law, Eugene Ramsey, Dungannon, Charles "Peanut" and Connie Ramsey, Nickelsville, Va.; sister, Freddie Honeycutt, Dungannon; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Marie Quillen, Gary, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Betty Ramsey, Weber City, Va.; special friends, Barbara Summey, Martha Graham and Judy Blevins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of a son, Charles Kern.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Danny Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann.

Graveside services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Carter Cemetery on Stoney Creek, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Everyone planning to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family extends a special thanks to Mountain Region Health Care.

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Shawn Tristan Ramsey

DUNGANNON, Va. — Shawn Tristan Ramsey, 9-days-old, entered into rest Thursday (Jan. 22, 2009) at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born in Washington County, Tenn. on Jan. 13, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Isabella Nevaeh Ramsey and Jannah Grace Ramsey.

Survivors include his parents, Shawn Ramsey and Jessica Smith, Dungannon, Va.; maternal grandparent, Wanda Crawford, Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Penny Begley, Dungannon, Va. and Joe Gamble, Kingsport; special great-grandmother, Georgia Baldwin, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; twin brother and sister, Kalynn and Kristian Ramsey, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Malaki Craig, Kingsport and Kolton Ramsey, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sister, Summer Ramsey, Dungannon, Va.; special aunt, Summer Begley, Dungannon, Va.

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

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

Music will be provided by April McNew and Tim Baldwin.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Corder Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

The family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

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Thomas Grogan Ramey

MANASSAS, Va. - Thomas Grogan Ramey, 68, died Thursday ( Feb. 20, 2003 ) at Prince William Hospital .

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, B.J. Ramey; his two daughters, Donna DeLoach and husband Ken, Tammy Gray and husband Rick; three sons, Thomas Ramey and wife Sally, James Patrick Ramey and wife Janet, and Jonathan Ramey and wife Kim; two brothers, Daniel Ramey and Michael Ramey; and 13 devoted grandchildren.

Tom Ramey, a long-time resident of Prince William County, served proudly in the USAF. He participated in many civic, sports, and community activities. He was instrumental in establishing the Dale City Little League and building the fields, as well as coaching baseball and football. Tom was a member of the Dale City Civic Association and served on the Prince William Park Authority.

In addition to sports and keeping up with community and world events, his favorite hobbies were gardening and fishing. In later years Tom worked in Saudi Arabia and Turkey . He and his wife B.J. were world-wide travelers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd. , Dale City .

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Quantico National Cemetery . Those wishing to travel with the procession may meet at Mountcastle at 10:30 a.m.

Sympathy may be expressed in the form of donations to the American Heart Association.

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Whitney Nichole Ramey

YUMA — Whitney Nichole Ramey, 17, of Yuma, went to be with the Lord on Thursday ( Feb. 11, 2010 ).

A junior at Gate City High School , she was a three-year letter cheerleader having made captain this year. She was a member of the National Honor Society as well as a TN/VA (AIMS) Scholar. Among her other activities, Whitney played in the wind section in the band, ran track for two years, and played softball for one year. Whitney loved being outdoors, especially at the beach. She also loved hiking, going to the movies, and being with her friends.

Whitney was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Theodore Roosevelt Ramey and Nancy Jane Ramey, and her maternal grandmother, Dana S. Bogart.

She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Tina Ramey of Gate City; two brothers, Justin Ramey and wife, Kristen of Gate City and Jeremy Falin of Iola, Kans.; maternal grandfather, Maynard Fields of Limestone; and several special aunts, uncles, and cousins including a special great-aunt, Norma Jean Gray; and many special friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. Randall Spivey and Rev. Billy Arrington officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service in Church Hill Memorial Gardens .

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Whitney Ramey.

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William Junior "Rounder" Ramsey

DUNGANNON, Va. - William Junior "Rounder" Ramsey, 79, entered into rest with Jesus Wednesday (Jan. 7, 2004) at his residence.

Mr. Ramsey was born in Russell County to the late William and Sarah Hicks Lucas Ramsey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Howington Ramsey in 1979; one sister, Rachel Howington; one brother, Howard Ramsey; stepfather, Leonard Lucas; and several half-brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie Hall Ramsey, Dungannon, Va.; sons and daughter-in-law, William Eugene Ramsey, Dungannon, Va., and Charles "Peanut" and Connie Ramsey, Nickelsville, Va.; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Shirley and Gary Kilgore, Mount Carmel; stepsons and step daughters-in-law, Jeff and Heather Hall, Church Hill, Charles and Chris Kerns, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Scotty Hall, Dungannon, Va., and Bill Kerns, Dungannon, Va.; foster daughter, Mary Ellen Neeley, Arizona; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special sister-in-law, Betty Ramsey, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Henry Meade, the Rev. Danny Darnell and Dale Hall officiating.

Dorothy Hicks will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Lucas Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Dick Odle, Dr. Todd Cassell, Clifford Gillenwater, Mikey Finch, Roy Castle, Ray Blevins and Fred Cordle will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Holden Howard Randolph

FT. BRAGG, N.C. — Holden Howard Randolph, infant son of William Alexander Randolph and Meghan Sloan Randolph was carried in the arms of angels to Heaven on Saturday (March 28, 2009) at Womack Army Medical Center.

Holden was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Fred H. Lawson and Ida Lawson; and his maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary V. Pierson.

In addition to his parents, Holden is survived by his brother, Ayden Randolph; his maternal grandfather, Randall Sloan; paternal grandparents, Harvey and Alice Randolph; maternal great-grandparents, Howard and Evelyn Sloan; his aunts, Christina Williams and husband, Brandon, Sarah Sloan and Rebecca Vicars.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sloantown Cemetery with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m.

Pallbearer will be Howard Sloan.

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

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John Odell Rasnick

ABINGDON, Va. - John O. Rasnick, 70, died Thursday ( Sept. 21, 2000 ) in Johnston Memorial Hospital .

Born in Nickelsville , Va. , he had lived in Scott County before moving to Abingdon 36 years ago. He was employed with Appalachian Power for 43 years.

He was a member of the Abingdon Baptist Church , where he was a former deacon. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion Post No. 12.

He was the past president of the Ruritan Club and an avid fly fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Lancraft Rasnick; a son, Jeff H. Rasnick, Fincastle, Va.; a daughter, Sandra Rasnick Green, Salem, Va.; brothers, Harry (Hank) Rasnick, Snowflake, Va., and Doyle W. Rasnick, Tazewell, Va.; sisters, Vivian Rasnick Redwine and Mae Rasnick Parks, both of Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Steve Pollard officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens .

Pallbearers will be Ray Duncan, Bob May, Edsel Bellamy, George Mitchell, H.C. Kiser, Kirby Smith, Frank Forrest, Kevin Sigmon and Emmett Sword.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Abingdon Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 361 W. Main St. , Abingdon , Va. 24210 .

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Ralph E. Rasnake

KINGSPORT - Ralph E. Rasnake , 78, Emory Church Road, died Saturday evening (Feb. 6, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Russell County, Va., a son of the late Dan and Gracie Rasnake .

In 1948 he moved to Kingsport. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Mead Corporation in 1982. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nigel Davis Rasnake ; three brothers, Cecil, Seldon, Billy; one sister, Lena Salyers; stepson, James C. Powers; and a granddaughter, Kathy Millsap Sells.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Spivey Rasnake , of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell E. and Judy Rasnake , Kingsport; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and Betty Spivey, Wayne and Kay Spivey, all of Kingsport; six stepdaughters, Jannis Cutshall and husband Clarence, Fall Branch, Ruby Jean Millsap and husband Benny, Mt. Carmel, Phylis Gibson, Johnson City, Margaret Evans, Centerville, Ohio, Agnes Good and husband Bill, Judy Tomlinson, all of Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Sandra Powers, Kingsport; a brother, Benton Rasnake , Kingsport; two sisters, Lucille Yates, Kingsport, and Jo Ann Ball, Stafford, Va.; 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Luther Russell officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors rendered by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Craig Powers, Greg Powers, Jon Powers, Lance E. Rasnake , Alex Franklin, Jody E. Millsap, Jason Spivey and Benton Rasnake .

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Mary Emogene "Jean" (Hartsock) Ratliff

ROUND ROCK, Tex. - Jean Ratliff, 81, of Round Rock, Tex., passed away Thursday (Nov. 9, 2006) in Pflugerville, Tex.

Jean was born in Nickelsville, Va., in 1924 where she grew up on a farm with her family. She graduated from Nicklesville High School where she was an all-state basketball player. She married the love of her life, James Ratliff, in 1946 and moved to Knoxville while James was in college at the University of Tennessee. After his graduation, she and James moved to Kingsport where they lived for the majority of their life. Jean was a longstanding member of Vermont United Methodist Church and served on various committees over the nearly 30-year period while there. She raised a son, Tim Ratliff (currently residing in Round Rock, Tex.), and a niece, Trina Page (who now lives in Willow Spring, N.C.). Jean worked in retail at J.C. Penney's and Nettie Lee Shops and always had an affinity for clothes. She moved to Texas in 1998 to be closer to her son and grandchildren where she spoiled them with loving attention and great southern cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Sherman Hartsock and Orpha Kilgore Hartsock; husband, James Walden Ratliff; sister, Maude Hartsock Addington; and two brothers, J.C. Hartsock and Carl Hartsock.

She is survived by her son, Tim Ratliff and wife, Erin; two grandchildren, Kelsey and Kyle Ratliff; niece, Trina Hartsock; one sister, Jeannett Hartsock Buchannon; and one brother, Joseph Hartsock.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Vermont United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Burkhart officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Tim Ratliff, Kevin Page, Terry Hartsock, Wayne Robinson, Darris Hartsock, and Bill Buchannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Hartsock and Gary Addington.

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

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Peggy Sue (Neff) Fansler Ray

KINGSPORT - Peggy Sue Neff, 49, Kingsport, eased off and went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (April 25, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a long struggle with her health.

She was devoted to her children, family and her God.

She was the daughter of the late Otto Neff.

She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Ray and Hannah Ray, both of Kingsport; mother, Joy Frazier Neff, Kingsport; sisters, Donna Neff and Onita Neff, both of Kingsport; brothers, Eddie Dean Neff, Kingsport and Tommy Lee Neff, Bristol, Va.; niece, Julia Ball Piner; and nephews, Jason Neff, Logan Ball and Joseph Neff.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gardners Chapel Cemetery, Hiltons, Va., with only loved ones and friends. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9 a.m. to go in procession to the service.

The family would like to thank all who have been there for Peggy's daughters, family and for their prayers.

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

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Emily M. (Wininger) Ratliff

SURGOINSVILLE - Emily Wininger Ratliff, 95, 2873 Main St., entered eternal life Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2001) at Brian Health & Rehab Center in Weber City, Va., after an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 26, 1906 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Walter P. and Ida Hensley Wininger. She taught school for 44 years in Scott and Hawkins Counties, moving to Hawkins County in 1936 after marrying Lyle Ratliff, a Church Hill native who later was the first elected county executive. She left her teaching position briefly to join her husband in office and later returned and retired at Surgoinsville Elementary School in 1972.

She was a member of Fudges Chapel United Methodist Church and in earlier years served various positions from Charge Parish treasurer and secretary of building committee and youth teacher. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Tennessee Farm Bureau. She was an avid fan of U.T. and Virginia Tech football teams.

In addition to her late husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Thomas Wininger; sister, Claudia Wininger Ramey; nephews, Freddie Earl Wininger; uncles, Charlie, John, Earl, Everett, Frank, Bert, Clint and Kemp; aunts, Mary Hensley Barrett and Gertie Hensley Cooper.

Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Ratliff Marshall, Surgoinsville; granddaughter, Lisha Marshall Foster and husband, Thaddus J. Foster, Knoxville; two sisters, Blanche Wininger Bellamy, Gate City, Va., Janie Wininger Fields, Church Hill; one brother, Clarence David Wininger Sr., Gate City, Va.; nephews, Edsel Bellamy and Clarence David (Skip) Wininger Jr., both of Gate City, Va.; two grand-nephews and four grand-nieces; and several cousins.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Edsel Bellamy, C.D. (Skip) Wininger Jr., Jeremy Keller, Clint Wininger, David Wininger, Barry Bellamy and Mike Wininger.

The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to Fudges Chapel United Methodist Church, Surgoinsville Elementary School or charity of choice.

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Mary Emogene “Jean” (Hartsock) Ratliff

ROUND ROCK, Tex. - Jean Ratliff, 81, of Round Rock, Tex. , passed away Thursday ( Nov. 9, 2006 ) in Pflugerville , Tex.

Jean was born in Nickelsville, Va., in 1924 where she grew up on a farm with her family. She graduated from Nicklesville High School where she was an all-state basketball player. She married the love of her life, James Ratliff, in 1946 and moved to Knoxville while James was in college at the University of Tennessee . After his graduation, she and James moved to Kingsport where they lived for the majority of their life. Jean was a longstanding member of Vermont United Methodist Church and served on various committees over the nearly 30-year period while there. She raised a son, Tim Ratliff (currently residing in Round Rock, Tex. ), and a niece, Trina Page (who now lives in Willow Spring , N.C. ). Jean worked in retail at J.C. Penney's and Nettie Lee Shops and always had an affinity for clothes. She moved to Texas in 1998 to be closer to her son and grandchildren where she spoiled them with loving attention and great southern cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Sherman Hartsock and Orpha Kilgore Hartsock; husband, James Walden Ratliff; sister, Maude Hartsock Addington; and two brothers, J.C. Hartsock and Carl Hartsock.

She is survived by her son, Tim Ratliff and wife, Erin; two grandchildren, Kelsey and Kyle Ratliff; niece, Trina Hartsock; one sister, Jeannett Hartsock Buchannon; and one brother, Joseph Hartsock.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Vermont United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Burkhart officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Tim Ratliff, Kevin Page, Terry Hartsock, Wayne Robinson, Darris Hartsock, and Bill Buchannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Hartsock and Gary Addington.

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

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Cleveland Milton "C.M." Reasor Jr.

JACKSON, Ohio — Cleveland Milton "C.M. Reasor Jr., 84, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away after an extended illness on Monday (March 30, 2009) at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson.

He was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Wise County, Va., and was the son of the late Cleveland Milton Sr. and Lula Mae (Rogers) Reasor. C.M. owned a farm in Vinton County on SR 683 (current site of Lake Rupert) for 20-plus years and started Reasor Equipment in 1968 in Hamden, Ohio, then later relocated the business to Jackson, Ohio, in 1977. He was a veteran of World War II and the Merchant Marines.

C.M. was preceded in death by his loving wife, Evelyn Reasor.

He is survived by five children, Linda Hill of Los Alamos N.M., Roger Reasor, of Jackson, Ohio, Keith and Tracy Reasor of Wellston, Ohio, Jim and Angela (Reasor) Finley of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Brian and Pam Reasor of Boulder, Colo. Also two sisters, Eva Jean Lewis of Franklin, Tenn., and Mary Ethel Jessie of Dryden, Va.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was very proud of his family and especially his children’s achievements. C.M. will be truly missed by many loving friends.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson, Ohio.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow in Chillicothe, Ohio, at the Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Holzer Assisted Living Relay for Life Team, make check payable to the American Cancer Society and send to Ann Callahan, 254 Cross St., Jackson, Ohio 45640.

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Jenniwood (Hartsock) Addington Reasor

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Jenniwood Reasor, 76, entered into rest Saturday ( Dec. 27, 2003 ) at the Brian Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on Feb. 4, 1927 to the late C.K. and Mary Compton Hartsock. She was a member of the Nickelsville United Methodist Church , a retired school teacher having taught 37 years for the Scott County School System, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and a member of the Nickelsville Senior Citizens. She was a very kind and loving person, caring deeply for children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Addington, and her second husband, James F. Reasor; a sister, Mattie Emily Hartsock; a brother, Troy Hartsock; and three infant brothers.

Surviving are three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lizzie Dell Gillespie, Minnie Ruth and Harold Dean, both of Nickelsville, and Ethyl Mae and John Clayman, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Una Hartsock, Nickelsville; three stepchildren, Frances Presnell, Rockford, Tenn., Bob Reasor, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Alfred Reasor, San Diego, Calif.; nieces, Lou McDavid, Rhonda Hamm and Sharon Sitz; nephews, Darrel Gillespie, Lowell Hartsock, Terry and Randal Dean.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Nickelsville United Methodist Church and any time at the home of Lou McDavid.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the church with the Rev. Millard Johnson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Nickelsville Circuit Choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Nickelsville Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va. The family will be meeting at the church at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Darrell Gillespie, Lowell Hartsock, Terry Dean, Shane McDavid, Randal Dean and Michael Glovier will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Nickelsville United Methodist Church .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nickelsville United Methodist Church , c/o Patricia Minton, Rt. 1 Box 21 , Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Brian Center and Dr. DeMotts for their loving care.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Frances (Jones) Rector

KINGSPORT - Frances Jones Rector, 79 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (March 12, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Yuma, Va., Frances had lived in this area since she was three years old. She did volunteer work at Holston Valley Medical Center for several years and attended Higher Ground Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Addie (Grimm) Jones; a sister, Leota Hobbs; brothers, Benjamin Jones, Jr. and Ralph Jones.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, 10 months and 12 days, Harold E. Rector of the home; daughter, Patty Minor and husband Keith; son, Danny Rector and wife Ann, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Monica Hurd and husband Tommy, Kendra Lawson and husband Wes, Gretchen Rochowiak, Josh Minor and fiancee Ashley Horton, Matt Minor and Rachel Minor; great grandchildren, Sydney Hurd, Parker Hurd, Zackery Lawson, Maranda Lawson and Israyel Rochowiak; sister, Mildred Newland; brother, Carl Jones both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Higher Ground Baptist Church, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the church with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Dr. Shannon Salyer officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

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

Pallbearers will be Garland Fields, Danny Woods, Phil Newland, Marty Jones, Raymond Rector, Tim Sanders, Kenny Hayden, Larry Puckett, Butch Culbertson and Terry Puckett. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

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

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Virgil Redman

KINGSPORT - Virgil Redman went home to be with the Lord on June 30, 2007.

Born Jan. 29, 1935 in Scott County, Va., Virgil lived in Kingsport most of his life. For the last 5 years he resided at the Brian Center Nursing Home where he passed away. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Liza Redman; son, George Lee Redman; daughter, Kathleen Redman; son, George Claude Redman and his wife, Helen Redman; his father, George Hall; one brother, Claude Redman.

Surviving are daughters, Faye Boggs and husband, James of Hiltons, Va., Polly Vaughn and husband, Mike of Kingsport; sons, Darrell Redman of Kingsport, David Redman of Kingsport; step-son, Billy Shupe and wife, Barbara of Hiltons, Va.; seven grandchildren; one step grandchild; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Cecil Redman of Baltimore, Md; special friend, John Manis.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home and other times at the homes of Faye and James Boggs or Polly and Mike Vaughn.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Calhoun and Mr. Jose Aquino officiating.

Music will be provided by the Moneyhuns.

Interment will be in the Hall Cemetery, Stanleytown community of Scott County.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family extends a special thanks to Trish and Lavayda of the Brian Center.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Elbert Rex Redwine

Nickelsville, VA - Elbert Rex Redwine, 84, entered into rest August 24, 2009 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Carson and Grace Kiser Redwine.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Juanita Jean Redwine; two brothers, Leroy and Fred Redwine.

He was born in Scott County, VA on January 22, 1925. He lived most of his life in Big Moccasin Valley. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He retired from Kingsport Press in the late 1980's.

He enjoyed the outdoors, tending to his cattle, and playing with his great granddaughter, Braylee (his little girlfriend).

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Donna R. Campbell and Michael, Nickelsville, VA; son, Michael L. Redwine, Nickelsville, VA; grandchildren, Roger Campbell and wife, Amy, Nickelsville, VA, Jennifer Campbell, Nickelsville, VA, Elizabeth Williams and husband, James, Kingsport, TN, Kimberly Redwine, Salisbury, MD; one great granddaughter, Braylee Williams, Kingsport, TN; two nephews, John and David Redwine.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Music will be provided by Jack Troutman.

Military graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN with American Legion Hammond Post #265 and Gate City Post #3. The family will be meeting at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Redwine family.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Juanita Jean Redwine

Nickelsville, VA, January 15, 2009 – Juanita Jean Redwine, 79, entered into rest Thursday, January 15, 2009 at her residence.

She was born September 13, 1929 in Sullivan County, TN to the late James Connard East and Nannie Myrtle Blankenbeckler.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Theda Jo Bishop, Frances Irene McConnell and brother-in-law, Paul J. McConnell; one brother, John Wesley East.

Mrs. Redwine was of the Presbyterian faith and was a member of Gate City Presbyterian Church, Gate City, VA

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Elbert Rex Redwine, Nickelsville, VA; daughter, Donna Kay Campbell and husband, Michael, Nickelsville, VA; son, Mike Redwine, Nickelsville, VA; grandchildren, Roger Campbell and wife, Amy, Nickelsville, VA, Jennifer Campbell, Nickelsville, VA, Beth Williams and husband, J.C., Kingsport, TN and Kim Redwine, Salisbury, MD; great granddaughter, Braylee Williams, Kingsport, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgia Gladys Hardee and Lynnwood, Cocoa, FL, Evelyn Jeanette Householder and Dave, Kokomo, IN, Barbara Ann Hargrove, Kokomo, IN, Glenda Gale East, Glendale, CA, and Nancy Darlene Chambers, Elizabethton, TN and a brother, James Dennis East, Kokomo, IN; special friend, Linda White, Nickelsville, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Services will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Music will be provided by Jack Troutman.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Rex Redwine


Nickelsville, VA | August 24, 2009  Elbert Rex Redwine, 84, entered into rest August 24, 2009 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Carson and Grace Kiser Redwine.Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Juanita 
Jean Redwine; two brothers, Leroy and Fred Redwine.

He was born in Scott County, VA on January 22, 1925. He lived most of his life in Big Moccasin Valley. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World 
War II. He retired from Kingsport Press in the late 1980's.

He enjoyed the outdoors, tending to his cattle, and playing with his great granddaughter, Braylee (his little girlfriend).

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Donna R. Campbell and Michael, Nickelsville, VA; son, Michael L. Redwine, Nickelsville, VA; grandchildren, 
Roger Campbell and wife, Amy, Nickelsville, VA, Jennifer Campbell, Nickelsville, VA, Elizabeth Williams and husband, James, Kingsport, TN, Kimberly Redwine, 
Salisbury, MD; one great granddaughter, Braylee Williams, Kingsport, TN; two nephews, John and David Redwine. 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel 
of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Music will be provided by Jack Troutman.

Military graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN with American Legion Hammond Post #265 and 
Gate City Post #3. The family will be meeting at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Redwine family.

Gate City Funeral Home - Obituaries
Submitted by Bruce Damon

Scott Redwine

Scott County Farmer Killed By Neighbor

Gate City, Va., June 6 – Scott Redwine, a prominent Scott County farmer, was shot to death Wednesday afternoon near Big Moccasin Creek, near here, in an altercation, it is said, over the location of a road through a farm owned by T. O. Gilmer.  Gilmer is charged with his murder.

According to reports of the tragedy, Redwine was returning home when he was stopped by Gilmer, with whom, it is said, he had not been on speaking terms for several months.  Gilmer, it is stated, had a revolver in his hand and after an exchange of words opened fire.  The first bullet struck Redwine in the mouth.  Four others entered his body.  He died within 20 minutes.

During the May term of court Redwine had been granted a decree giving him passage through a gate on Gilmer’s property, which adjoined his.

Gilmer, who is 22 years old, married and the father of two children, gave himself up Wednesday night to Sheriff C. W. Daugherty.

 Redwine was 45 years old and is survived by his widow and five children.”

The Kingsport Times on June 6, 1919 .
Submitted by Lauretta Cole

Hassie (Head) Reece

OSAKA, Va. - Hassie Head Reece , 75, died Monday (July 3, 2000) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Rhoten Head. She lived most of her life in Osaka , Va. , and attended the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carson Reece , four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane Reece and Nancy Reece , Osaka, Va.; two sisters, Venus Ball and Becky King, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and three special people who were like daughters and a son, Debbie Ball Cornett, Dryden, Va., Charlotte Kay Hubbard, Derby, Va., and Michael Ball, Dryden, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Entombment will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Denny Cornett, Scott Chestnut, Michael Ball, Travis Ball, Greg Clisso and Chuck Cress. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Talley, Joe Thacker, Robert Sanders, Billy Potter and James Hubbard.

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Herbert Charles Reese

Herbert Charles Reese 78, Kingsport, TN. Entered into rest July 9, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at the Brian Center where he received excellent care.

Mr. Reese was born in Sullivan County, TN on April 27, 1933, son of the late Roy Hop and Stella Pearlee Willis Reese.

Herbert retired from Generals Motors in Flint, MI as a Quality Controller after more than 30 years.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in the Korean Conflict. He was in active duty more than six years.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a precious daughter Pamela Eileen Reese July 29, 1970 at the age of seven; a loving son, Jerry Lee Reese July 21, 2003; two sisters Elizabeth Lane and Lucy Mcnutt; a mother-in-law, Iva Bell Davis Hammonds whom he dearly loved; a nephew, Walter "Jr." Lane; and a brother-in-law, Robert Lee Pierson he loved as a brother.

Surviving is his loving wife of 58 years, Eileen Hammonds Reese; his son Michael S. Reese of Grand Traverse, MI; granddaughter Meagan Renee Hildabridle and husband Mason of Grand Traverse, MI; grandson, Michael J. Reese, U.S. Marine of San Diego, CA; and a special niece, Barbara McClellan Franklin; and nephew, Harold Quillen, who was always there to lend a helping hand for us when we needed someone.

Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July, 11, 2011 at Gate City Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Military Honors at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Military graveside service will be conducted by American Legion Kingsport Hammond Post 3 and Gate City Post 265 and Virginia National Guard.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Herbert Charles Reese.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lou Jane “Gracie” (Meade) Reece

FALL BRANCH - Lou (Gracie) Jane Meade Reece, 55, of Fall Branch, passed away Saturday ( April 9, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on Sept. 12, 1949 . She was formerly employed at Tennessee Eastman Company for 22 years. She was a homemaker and Sunday School teacher.

Mrs. Reece was a member of Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church .

Surviving are her husband, Vroman (Poppy) Reece of the home; parents, Carson and Gussie Meade, Kingsport; son, Christopher Michael Meade and special friend, Tonya Johnson, Surgoinsville; stepson, Anthony Reece and wife Ginger, Nickelsville, Va.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Alan (Chrystal) Barthold, Hillside, Ill.; very special daughter-in-law, Linda Meade, Rogersville; sisters, Mrs. David (Dollie) Price, Church Hill, Mrs. Thomas (Judy) Patterson, Kingsport, Viola Meade, Kingsport; brothers, Billy and wife Darlene Meade, Abingdon, Va., Michael and wife Cathy Meade, Fall Branch; grandchildren, Cory Reece, Nickelsville, Va., Kenneth and Reece Barthold, Hillside, Ill.; very special friend, Olin Conklin. She also leaves behind a host of other family and friends and lots of good Christian friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at her residence or at the home of her sister, Viola Meade.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Pastor Danny Willis and Rev. Mike Fields officiating.

Music will be provided by Tipton Family Singers.

Graveside services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery . The family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Blaine Housewright, Howard Conklin, Jerry Conklin, Jimmy Conklin, Bobby Shupe, and Tony Sampson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dale Solomon, Dr. Jeffrey Vaughn, Ray Gass, Tom Mitchell, Dr. Thomas, Dr. Lateef, and My Little Sunday School Class.

In memory of Mrs. Lou (Gracie) Reece, memorial contributions may be made to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525 , Bethesda , MD 20814 .

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Blanche (Redwine) Wampler Reed

KINGSPORT - Blanche Redwine Wampler Reed, 95, died Friday ( Jan. 13, 2006 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

Blanche lived most of her life in Kingsport , and for the past six years was a resident of Preston Place Suites. She was a retired school teacher from the Scott County School System and taught at Shoemaker Elementary for 20 years.

She was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and a member of the Crusade Sunday School Class.

Preceding in death were her parents, Charles and Nettie Redwine; two loving husbands, Paul Wampler and Fonzie Reed; and two dear sisters, Ruth Cooper and Dorothy Ball.

Survivors include her two devoted daughters, Jo Dollison of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Mary Jane Doland and husband, Chuck McVey of Kingsport; four sisters, Fannie Smith, Nell Hess and husband P.A., all of Kingsport, Mabel Rogers of Clinchport, Va., and Imogene Campbell and husband, Harold of Marion, Va.; five grandchildren, Mary Thistlethwaite, Mindy Newman, Jim McNally, Steve McNally, and Margot McNally; seven great-grandchildren; plus several nieces and nephews.

All who knew Blanche felt her kindness and were blessed by her generous spirit. They will remember her with love and the happiness she brought to their lives.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 3 p.m. today with Rev. Jack Edwards, senior minister of First Broad Street United Methodist Church , and Pastor Phil Goins from Preston Place Suites officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va. Those wishing to attend should meet at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home by 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Doug Cooper, David Rogers, Jim McNally, Steve McNally, Phil Dorton, and Greg Dorton.

Memorials may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 1346 , Kingsport , TN 37662 or to the charity of your choice.

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Deloris Ann (Clifton) Reed

Cocoa, FL - Mrs. Deloris Ann Reed, 72, Cocoa, FL passed away, Sunday, August 18, 2013 in Gate City, VA after a short illness.

Mrs. Reed was born in Hollywood, FL on July 15, 1941 to the late Wallace A. and Eliza J. Mier Clifton, Sr.

In addition to her parents, her brother, Wallace A. Clifton, Jr. preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Curtis R. Reed, Cocoa, FL; daughters, Anita L. Reed, Cocoa, FL and Barbara Reed Wiedmann, Cocoa, FL; granddaughter, Taylor Wiedmann, Cocoa, FL; and nephew, Mark A. Clifton and wife, Julie, and children of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her sister-in-law, Gerald and Pat Tate. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Toby Reed and Evangelist Ricky N. Reed officiating. The Todd Sisters will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Wisley Cemetery in the Manville Community of Scott County, VA. Jack McDavid, Scott Reed, Daniel Thacker, Kent Perry, James Daugherty, Lance Dawson, and Tony Reed will serve as pallbearers. Winston Peters, Ricky Darnell, Bobby Gilliam, and Lowell Peters will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Deloris Ann Reed.

(Some Scott ancestral families for Curtis Ray Reed, husband – Reed, McDavid, Tipton, Jennings, McClellan, Lane, Rhoton, Hilton, Wolfe, Flanary, Bailie, Wolfe)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Edgar Kelley Reed

KINGSPORT - Edgar Kelley Reed, 80, of 713 West Carters Valley, went to his heavenly home at 1:10 a.m. Thursday morning (April 3, 2003) at Outlook Point.

He retired from Mead Paper in 1984 after 35 years of service. Ed served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II in the 120th Engineer Battalion, European Theatre.

He became a Christian in January 1977, and was of the Baptist faith. He had been a resident of Outlook Point of Kingsport since June 2002, where he leaves some of God's most wonderful caregivers.

Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his wife Nell in 1980; his son-in-law, Jimmy Carr in 2002; sister, Hazel McConnell; and brother, Rayford Reed.

Surviving are his son, Ricky Reed of Kingsport; three daughters, Dianne Rebmann and husband Bob, Jannie Lane and husband Kenneth, and Kathy Carr, all of Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Shirley Cherveney, California; five grandchildren, Christy McMillian, Jason Walsh, Dusty Carr and wife Natalie, Justin Lane, Rachel Reed; three great-grandchildren, Jacob McMillian, Colton Walsh, Braedon Carr; sister, Mabel Pruitt, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home, or anytime at the home of the daughter, Jannie Lane.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home with eulogy by Ricky Reed.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post #3 and #265 at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Reed family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Forb Harlan Reed Jr.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Forb H. Reed of Lake Norman, Mooresville, N.C., died May 31, 2006 at 69 years of age.

He was born in Gate City, Va., on Aug. 28, 1936 and was the son of Forb H. and Vada Lane Reed. Forb was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and the Whitney School of Business, and he completed an Industrial Engineering course with I.C.S.

Forb served 13 years in the Army National Guard, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. He spent his entire career in the purchasing profession, retiring from Hoechst Celanese Corp. in 1992 after 32 years of service as Director, Southeast Regional Supply and Distribution.

Forb loved his job and looked forward to going to work every day. He always said that if he could turn back the clock and have the opportunity to choose any profession he would do exactly what he did.

Forb enjoyed hunting, fishing, classic cars, shotguns and boats. He was co-founder of the Brattonsville Hunt Club of Brattonsville, S.C., where he enjoyed hunting with friends and his beloved bird dog, Missy. He fished all along the South Atlantic from Cape Hattaras to Key West, Fla. He was fortunate to have had the opportunity to also fish in Mexico, Costa Rico, Belize, California, the Bahamas, Labrador and Canada.

Forb is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Linda Strong Reed. He is also survived by his son, Michael; fiancee, Lisa Godwin and grandchildren Garrett and Halle; his son, Bryan and grandchildren Dylan and Mackenzie, all of Mooresville. Also surviving are sister, Geraldine Brickey and husband Gail of Church Hill; brother, Frank and wife Bobbie of Mt. Carmel and brother Jack and wife Peggy of Church Hill.

A memorial service celebrating Forb’s life will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville, with visitation immediately following at the church.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Forb Harlan Reed

GATE CITY, Va. - Forb H. Reed, 86, Route 6, Gate City, Va., died Wednesday (Jan. 1, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he retired from the power and services department at Tennessee Eastman Company and attended Marble Point Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vada Lane Reed in 1986; his parents, James and Hester McClellan Reed and a brother Glen Reed in 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Patsy Geraldine Brickey, Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, Forb Harlan Reed, Mooresville, N.C., Jack E. Reed, Mount Carmel and Franklin Lynn "Sarge" Reed, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Elvick, Longview, Texas; and one brother, Raymond Reed, Gate City, Va.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Rescue Squad.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Sarah (Blessing) Reed

Frances Blessing Reed, 88, of Kingsport, passed away August 2, 2011 following an extended battle with heart disease. She was a wife, mother, sister, friend, teacher, volunteer, and lifelong member of several community organizations.

Frances was born in Cassard, Virginia, the daughter of John and Ethel Blessing, and moved with her family to Kingsport during her childhood. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and proudly worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for the City of Kingsport and served as a nurse's aid at the hospital during World War II. Frances went on to pursue an education at the college level receiving both a bachelors and masters degree in education from East Tennessee State University. She taught for 30 years at Jackson Elementary School in Kingsport City Schools.

During her retirement years, Frances enjoyed her friends and the opportunities to participate in Delta Kappa Gamma, the West Kingsport Women's Club, Kingsport Garden Club, The Kingsport City Retired Teachers Organization, The Crusaders, and activities surrounding her membership in Mafair United Methodist Church. She gained great pleasure from volunteering, loving the opportunities of gift wrapping at Christmas for the Boys and Girls Club and decorating at the Netherland Inn.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Jack M Reed, her son-in-law, William F. Riesberg, two brothers, James E. and Hugh W. Blessing, one sister, Ruth Joleen Blessing, and her parents, John and Ethel Blessing.

She is survived by her daughters Karen Reed-Wright and her husband James F. Wright of Kingsport and Sandra Reed Riesberg of Charleston, SC.

Frances is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Peyton Jennings-Wright of Dallas, TX; Niki Riesberg Grimball and husband, Michael of Charleston, SC; Brooke Riesberg of Charleston, SC; Brian Riesberg and wife, Aleta of Mount Pleasant, SC; and Buffy Riesberg Gillespie and husband, Matt of Charleston, SC; and five great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two brothers: Audley L. Blessing and his wife, Helen of Blountville, TN and Gordon Blessing and his wife, Jean of Kingsport. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Joan Blessing of Florence, SC and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at Mafair United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kim Goddard officiating. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to any of the following: Mafair United Methodist Church (1409 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN 37664), American Heart Association (http://www.heart.org), or St. Jude Children's Hospital (http://www.stjude.com).

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys (Morrison) Reed

April 27, 1928 - January 7, 2014

Gladys Morrison Reed, 85, of Gate City, VA after a lengthy illness went to be with Jesus on January 7, 2014.

The eldest daughter of Jack and Nora Davis Morrison. She grew up in Sullivan County, TN until she met her husband and moved to Gate City, VA for the last 63 years. She was a precious wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to everyone she met. She retired from the Dollar General Corporation where she was a store manager for 20 years.

Gladys was a former member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed playing Bridge and golf with her girlfriends whenever she could.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy and Ralph Morrison.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Raymond W. Reed, Gate City; two sons, Tony and wife Kathy Thornberry-Reed, Kpt and Tim and wife Penny Shelton-Reed, Knoxville, TN; two grandsons, Jason and wife Joey Amore-Reed, Knoxville, Jonathan and wife Amanda Henry-Reed, Kpt; granddaughter, Keeley Shultz and husband Steven, Sevierville; three great granddaughters, Hailey, Austin and Scarlett; two great grandsons, Rylan and Colt; one sister, Judy Conkin and husband Dana, special friend, Kendall Cleek and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Friday (January 10, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral will follow at 7pm with Rick Begley officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Saturday (January 11, 2014) at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Steve France, Rick Begley, Terry Frazier, Kendall Cleek, Jeff Frazier and Seth Frazier.

Honorary Pallbearers are Charles “Jiggs” Willis, H.K. Templeton, Bernie Ervin, Wally Pat Ford, Paul Whited, Kenny Patton, Paul Asque and Byrd Blackburn

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of NHC Healthcare in Knoxville for their great care of Gladys the last few months.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Grace (Sluss) Reed

GATE CITY, Va. - Grace Sluss Reed, 95, entered into rest Saturday ( Feb. 18, 2006 ).

She was born in Wise County , Va. , Dec. 3, 1910 , to the late Wesley Irvin Sluss and Sarah E. Perry Sluss.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Patton Henry Reed, Feb. 6, 1984; sisters, Bessie Joyner, Marie Chapman and Dorothy Sluss, half-sister, Joretta Cross; and brothers, Haskel Sluss and Wesley Sluss.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Trish Reed, Fairfax Station, Va.; sisters, Carrie Stone, Gate City, Va., Ethel Bishop, Covington, Va., Blanche Hammonds, Kingsport, Gladys Dillard, Blountville; brothers, Virgil Sluss, Sacramento, Calif., Harry Sluss, Kingsport and half-brother, Bobby Sluss, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Meghan, Ashley, Wrightly and Carrington Reed; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jim Marshall and Rev. Johnny Hackney officiating.

Music will be provided by Marilyn and Jim Gates.

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.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James "Jay" Conley Reed

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

KINGSPORT — James "Jay" Conley Reed, 70, entered into rest Thursday (Oct. 30, 2008) at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

He was born in Scott County, Va., to Conley Reed and Mary Austin.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Reed; and one son, Trevor Reed.

Survivors include his daughters, Ramona Reed Curtis, Nickelsville, Va., and Tammy Reed Smith, Gate City, Va.; son, Randy Reed and wife, Lisa, Bloomingdale; brother, Jack Reed, Iuka, Ill.; grandchildren, Crystal Curtis, Brandon Reed, Rachel Reed, Ryan Reed, Cody Smith, Hailey Smith, Justin Reed and Megan Reed; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his granddaughter, Crystal Curtis, Big Moccasin Road.

Services will be at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Tommy Benton officiating.

Music will be provided by Freddie and Sonya Redman and Bill Smith.

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

Pallbearers will be Brandon Reed, Bronson Easterling, David Starnes, Corey McCarty, Cody Smith and Daniel Henry.

Honorary pallbearer will be Randy Reed.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Joan Jane (Quillen) Reed

WEBER CITY, Va. - Joan Quillen Reed, 51, 110 Legion Street, died Sunday (Jan. 29, 1995) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was a retired merchandiser from the American Greeting Card Company. She was a member of Antioch Church, and was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rayford R. Quillen; and one sister, June Quillen Reed.

Surviving are her husband, Carl G. Reed, Weber City, Va.; her mother, Audrey Quillen Caddy, Glendora, Calif.; one son, Michael B. Reed, Gate City, Va.; one daughter, Tonia Reed Alley, Kingsport; one brother, Jack Quillen, Santa Anna, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Troy (Pauline) McDavid, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Ralph (Wanda) Duxbury, Auburn, Calif., and Mrs. Len (Karen) Laney, Magalia, Calif.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Funeral Home amd anytime at the residence.

Services will conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Josh Sanders officiating.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

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

Memorial contributions may be nade to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lavada Dallas (Williams) Reed

 TAZEWELL, Va. -- Lavada Williams Reed, formerly of Gate City, died in Tazewell late Tuesday [11/9/1971].

She is survived by three daughters, Jewell, Flo, and Carolyn; two sons, Richard and Jimmy; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Smallwood, Gate City; one brother, G. A. Williams, Montana.

Freever Funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, November 10, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mark D. Reed

KINGSPORT — Mark D. "Porky" Reed, 44, of Kingsport, passed away on Monday (June 30, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a 1983 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary (Overstreet) Reed; and a sister, Sabrina Reed.

He is survived by his daughter, Brittany Lee Bowery and husband, Wesley, Church Hill; son, David Reed, Kingsport; a very special grandson, Isaiah Bowery; sisters, Shelia Watts and husband, Lonnie, Weber City, Va., Patty Reed and Jeff Bailey, Church Hill, Sharon Mann and husband, Jeff, Church Hill, Lisa Hale and fiance, Rick Harr, Kingsport, Michelle Duncan and husband, David, Church Hill, Misti Cox and husband, Brian, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; special friends, Chad "Love" Hutson and Scott Castle.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, Tenn.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Gary Adkins and the Rev. Lawrence Wolfe officiating.

Music will be provided by the Crawford Family Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Depews Chapel United Methodist Church with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Dale “Mollie” (Sampson) Reed

GATE CITY (Spl.) -- Mrs. Mollie Sampson Reed, 49, died Tuesday [ 10/7/1952 ] at 11:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hospital , Roanoke , Va.

A native of Scott County, she is survived by her husband, Carson Reed; three daughters, Mrs. Robert F. Starnes, Mrs. Keith McDavid, Miss Phyllis Ann Reed, all of Gate City; seven sons, William Charles, Kingsport, Raymond, Ralph, Billy, Carl, Larry, all of Gate City, and Jimmy, of the U. S. Marines; three sisters, Mrs. Garland Cassell, Mrs. George Runyon, Kingsport, Mrs. Henry A. Daugherty, Miami, Fla.; four brothers, J. C. Sampson, J. L. Sampson, W. R. Sampson, Otto Sampson, all of Kingsport.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Kingsport News, Thursday, October 9, 1952)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Monnie Cleo (Barnette) Reed

DUFFIELD, Va. -- Monnie Cleo Barnette Reed, 73, Quillen Drive, died early Saturday morning (June 13, 1998) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.
She was a native of Scott County (Pattonville), Va., and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Omar Barnette; her second husband, Denny R. Reed; a daughter, Reba Lee Sloan, on Jan. 5, 1998; her mother and stepfather, Tilda Lane and Ray Lane; her father and stepmother, Lloyd and Edna Barnette; and two brothers, Johnny Lane and Billy Joe Lane.
Surviving are three daughters, Sue Barnette, Duffield, Va., Causby Griffin, Weber City, Va., and Sandra Reed, Norton, Va.; three sons, Bobby Barnette, Church Hill, Jimie Barnette and Carson Reed, both of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Kathleen Barnette, Kingsport, Opal Chapman, Church Hill, Faye Payne, Duffield, Va., and Inis Jones, Baileyton; and a brother, Darrell Lane, Duffield, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.
Music will be by Misty Pucket.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Oferyl J. “Junior” Reed Jr.

KINGSPORT - Mr. Oferyl J. (Junior) Reed, 83, entered into eternal rest Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Reed was born in Scott County, Va., on April 6, 1919, son of the late Oferyl J. and Letha Wampler Reed.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, a life member of the V.F.W. and a member of the American Legion.

He was an elder and member of the Lynn Garden Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Sara Francis Johnson Reed on January 11, 2002; granddaughter, Sara Ann Reed; and great-grandson, Reed Landon Larkins preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Betty and James Hall, Arlington, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Reed, Kingsport; grandchildren, Tina Larkins, Kingsport, Rodney Hall, Herndon, Va., and Andy Hall, Woodbridge, Va.; five great-grandchildren; stepsister, Monette Quillin, Weber City, Va.; brother, Claude Reed, Weber City, Va.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of David and Nancy Reed, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Ministers Bob Underwood and John Schwartz and Elder Jim Burchfield officiating.

The Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. will conduct military graveside services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons, nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to the Lynn Garden Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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

Online condolences may be made to the family at gcfh@mounet.com.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the employees of the Wexford House and Dr. David Franzus.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Peggy Ann (Wolfenbarger) Reed

September 7, 1943 - February 26, 2014

Gate City, VA. – Peggy Ann Wolfenbarger Reed 70, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Burbank and Benjamin Jack Wolfenbarger.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Ann Reed of Gate City; grandchildren, Kala Nicole Hickman, Matthew (Matt) Hagy; great-grandchildren; Adalyne Elexus Hickman, Luke Wayne Hagy; two aunts, Mary Francisco of Kingsport and Elois Wolfenbarger of Rye Cove; several cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 28, 2014 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, 1:00 p.m. March 1, 2014 at Carter Cemetery in Rye Cove. Those wish to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the cemetery no later than 12:50 p.m. family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The Reed family would like to give special thanks to Holston Valley- W 3 Nurses and PCT’s and the Chemo Nurses at Hematology and Oncology.

Colonial Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Peggy Ann Wolfenbarger Reed.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Rachel Maudell (Davidson) Reed

KINGSPORT - Maudell D. Reed, 82, passed away at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation-Hillside Wednesday ( Dec. 15, 2004 ).

Maudell retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1984 after 43 years of service. She was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mescal L. Reed; parents, James and Grace Davidson; one brother, James Davidson Jr., and two sisters, Lorene Harris and Naomi Davidson.

Survivors include three stepsons, Larry Reed and wife Sue, Fall Branch; Charles Reed, Greeneville, S.C.; and Calvin Reed and wife Philomena, Simpsonville, S.C.; four grandchildren, Jeremy Reed and wife Sandy, Kim Goward and husband Eric, Leslie Reed, Erica Meadows and husband Larry, three great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Cameron, and Hayden Goward; one sister, Faye Harrison, Kingsport; niece, Elaine Cox, Fall Branch; and one great-nephew, Tyler Cox.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Cindy Ketron officiating.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer Center of Upper East Tennessee, Inc., 2000 Greenway Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Robert C. Reed

GATE CITY, Va., March 3 (Special to The Times) — Robert C. Reed. 55-year-old former police officer here and army veteran, died at 12:50 a.m. today [3/3/1938] at his home here after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Thomas and Amelia Brannan Reed, members of large and prominent Scott county families.

Mr. Reed was a member of the Baptist church and was very active in political matters.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ollie Sanders Reed, a daughter, Miss Kathleen Reed, of Gate City; two brothers, Holdway, also of Gate City, and Rufus G., of Johnson City.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. J. B. Craft and Rev. S. O. Frye officiating.  Burial will be in the Holston View cemetery.

(Not listed for Holston View Cemetery in Phyllis Peterson's cemetery books)

Kingsport Times, Thursday, March 3, 1938

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Sara Francis (Johnson) Reed

KINGSPORT - Sara Francis Reed, 79, entered into rest Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Wexford House.

She was born on December 23, 1922 in Kentucky, to the late John and Audrey Pierson Johnson.

Mrs. Reed was a member of Lynn Garden Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She was a self-employed seamstress and an avid artist and homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Oferyl J. Reed, of The Place at Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and James Hall, Arlington, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Reed, Kingsport; one sister, Jane McArthur, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Thomas B. Johnson, Kingsport, and John D. Johnson, Clearwater, Fla.; three grandchildren, Tina Larkins, Kingsport, Rodney Hall, Herndon, Va., and Andy Hall, Woodbridge, Va.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Gate City Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence of David and Nancy Reed.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Underwood, Elder Jim Burchfield and the Rev. Jonathan Schwartz officiating.

Music will be provided by Brian Henry.

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

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Lynn Garden Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Sue Ellen (Duncan) Reed

GATE CITY, Va. — Sue Ellen Duncan Reed, 71, of Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning (Feb. 19, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weber City and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. One of her greatest loves, in this life, was her care of children and growing flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ralph Reed, Gate City; three daughters, Marjo Cox and husband, George, Jonesborough, Carla Morgan and husband, Ron, Dayton, Tenn., and Arlinda Arnold and husband, Mike, Abingdon, Va.; son, Terrell Reed and wife, Tracy, Gate City; eight grandchildren, Marthanna, Tanya, Komar and wife, Jessica, Carlena, Alora, Allison, Lex and Ty; great-grandchild, Gavin; sister, Joyce Duncan Wolfe, Kingsport; brothers, Lester Duncan and wife, Judy, Chuckey, Douglas Duncan, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Charles Reed

William Charles Reed, 149 Kingsley Ave., died from injuries sustained in a farm tractor accident at his farm Friday (Aug. 28, 1998) in Yuma, Va.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in Kingsport since an early age. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 3. and the VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382. He retired from Eastman after 36 years of service. He had previously attended Vermont United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Carson Reed and Mollie Dale Sampson Reed ; and a stepson, Kenneth Grindstaff.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn (McCray) Reed , of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Pam) Brown, Sevierville, Tenn.; two stepdaughters; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Barry Reed , Morristown, and Charles and Laurie Reed , Bluff City; two stepsons; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Keith (Evelyn) McDavid and Ms. Helen Starnes, both of Gate City, Va., and Mrs. Gerald (Phyllis) Culbertson, Nickelsville, Va.; six brothers, Raymond Reed , Jimmy Reed , Ralph Reed , all of Gate City, Va., Billy Reed , California, Carl Reed , Weber City, Va., and Larry Reed , Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens by the American Legion Post No. 3 Color Guard.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Magdalene (Clark) Reeves

GRAY — Mary Magdalene (Clark) Reeves , 77, of Gray, Tenn., passed away at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 19, 2011), at her residence.

Mary was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Bristol, Tenn. She loved spending time with her family, and also enjoyed crocheting, word search, gardening, and reading her Bible.

Born in Castlewod, Va., she is preceded in death by her father, Talmage Ray Clark, and brother, Clyde Ray Clark.

Mary is survived by her husband, Donald Reeves Sr., of the home; her mother, Mary Kate Frazier Clark, of Gray; sons, Donald Reeves Jr. and wife, Karen, of Johnson City, Tenn., Talmage Reeves and wife, Sherry, of Blountville, Tenn., and Brian Reeves and fiancée, Tina, of Kingsport; brothers, Talmage Roscoe Clark and wife, Faye, of Gray, and Hubert Clark and wife, Goldie, of Erie, Pa.; sister, Elsie Mae Sword, of Kernersville, N.C.; grandchildren, Caleb Reeves , Tiffany Corby, and Ashley Radtke; several nieces; nephews, and cousins. Mary loved her special daughters-in-law, whom she thought of as her girls.

The family of Mary Magdalene (Clark) Reeves will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home, with funeral services being conducted at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leroy Fleenor, the Rev. I.W. McNamara, and Evangelist Robby Shaffer officiating. Music will be provided by the Way of The Cross.

Burial will follow in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, c/o Tri-Cities Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Reeves .

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Hope (Flanary) Renfro

GATE CITY, Va. - Hope Flanary Renfro, 83, Route 2, (Midway community), died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2000) at the Wexford House.

Born in Scott County on April 21, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John and Avonia Smith Flanary. She was a homemaker and former Tennessee Eastman employee.

Mrs. Renfro was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred (Chick) Renfro; sisters, Mae Lark and Lora Carico; and a brother, Kemp Flanary.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Betty Renfro, Gate City, Va., Mike and Diana Renfro, Church Hill; grandchildren, Aaron Renfro, Krystal Renfro, Misty Burke and husband, David Burke; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Don Large officiating.

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Larry Davidson, Larry Gillespie, Jim Renfro, Keith Renfro, David Burke, John Brickey II, John Brickey III and Jim Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Greear, Shirrel Lark, Harold Sexton, and Norman Tate.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert McTeer Repass

Robert (Bob) Repass, 78, Route 17, Moreland Drive, Kingsport, died at 1 a.m. today [11/3/1983] after being a patient at Care Inn Nursing Home for the last two months.

Born in Wytheville, Va., he re­sided in Kingsport for the last 60 years.

A member of United Commer­cial Travelers, Repass was em­ployed in the Shipping Department at Kingsport Press for several years and was a self-employed building contractor and farmer until his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Williams Repass, Kingsport; two sons, Orville M. Repass, Kingsport, and Robert A. Repass, Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Thel­ma Crowell, Pulaski, Va., Mrs. Ruth Musser, Rural Retreat, Va., and Mrs. Elizabeth Weeks, Or­lando, Fla.; two brothers, Oscar Repass, Cocoa, Fla., and Luther Repass, Dublin, Va.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, November 3, 1983

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

James Worley Stewart

James Worley Stewart, 82, of 1083 Carr St., died at his home about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday [4/1/1969] after a long illness.

He was a former resident of Scott County (Fort Blackmore Community) and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his widow, Lillie Mae Stewart of the home; three daughters, Mrs. L. C. Wheatley of Kingsport, Mrs. Frank Renfro and Mrs. Glenn Strong, both of Fort Blackmore; three sons, George B. Stewart of Kingsport, Fred Alfred Stewart of Fort Blackmore, Henry Clinton Stewart of Gate City, Va.; one half-brother, Emmett P. Carter of Fort Blackmore, Va.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Wed., April 2, 1969

Submitted by Don Lane

Fannie F. (Broadwater) Repass

YUCAIPA, Calif. - Fannie Broadwater Repass passed away on Friday (Sept. 17, 2004) at the home of her daughter, Charla Pruitt in Yucaipa, Calif.

Mrs. Repass was born May 17, 1913 in Murphy, N.C. She was the daughter of the late William A. and Clara McConnell Broadwater.

She was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church and the church's Thelma Nickels Circle.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Howard Repass; two brothers, William Broadwater and Charles Broadwater; and three sisters, Pauline Richmond, Ruth Carter and Jacqueline Quillen.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Roland Glavich, Lindenhurst, N.Y., and Charla and Jim Pruitt, Yucaipa, Calif.; two sisters, Kate Addington and Jo Bledsoe; three brothers, B.J. Broadwater, James Broadwater and Riley Broadwater, all of Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitors will be received at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gate City United Methodist Church with services immediately following at 11:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Interment will be private at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille Virginia (Larkey) Repass

HILTONS, Va. — Lucille Larkey Repass, 95, passed away Friday evening (Aug. 31,2007) at the Brian Center of Weber City, Va.

She was born Feb. 28, 1912, the daughter of L.B. and Lelia Bevins Larkey. She had been a resident of the Hilton’s community for 56 years and was a member of Hilton’s Memorial United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, I.W. Larkey; husband, Edward O. Repass; son, Edward O. Repass II.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Bright and husband, Paul, Hiltons, Va., Norma McClellan and husband, Hagan, Winston Salem, N.C.; son, Barton Larkey Repass and wife Sherri, Gallipolis, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Vickie Repass Clay, Charleston, W.Va.; sisters, Eula Mae Quarles, Charlotte, N.C., Betty Caton and husband, Horace, Tallahassee, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, with services to follow at 4 p.m. with Reverend Will Shewey officiating.

Graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Joe McClellan, Jeff McClellan, Craig Bright, Nick Bright, Mickey Repass, Tony Carter and Tim Stidham.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the building fund at Hilton’s United Methodist Church, Box 10, Hilton, Va. 24258.

The family would like to thank each staff of the Brian Center who lovingly and compassionately took care of Lucille. We are so grateful.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Andrew “Andy” Repass

ORLANDO , Fla. - Robert A. (Andy) Repass, 62, of Orlando , Fla. , formerly of Kingsport , passed away Saturday ( June 4, 2005 ).

Andy was a 1965 graduate of E.T.S.U. with a Bachelor's of Science degree, followed by a Master of Science degree. Andy served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era.

He was the owner and operator of Karaway Market in Kingsport for many years before moving to Orlando , Fla. , where he was an ASE mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Thelma Repass.

He is survived by his companion, Carol A. Glisson, Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Robin Repass of Littleton, Colo.; one son, Bobby Repass of Kingsport; four stepsons, Tommy, Geary, and Kerry, all of Orlando, Fla., and Christopher Glisson, Chiefland, Fla.; nine step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Mickey Repass, Kingsport; one nephew and several cousins.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Don Fritz officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Roy Carl Repass Sr.

Gate City, VA - Roy Carl Repass, Sr. 70, Gate City, VA passed away, Monday, December 30, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Repass was born in Scott County, VA on August 3, 1943 to the late Raymond Carl and Nannie Lee Renfro Repass.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing or anything having to do with outdoors.

He was a member and Deacon of Roadside Mission Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, his sisters, Patsy Arlene Dingus and Janice Lee Repass; nephew, Ray Dingus and brother-in-law, Rudolph Johnson preceded him in death.

He was a retired mechanic from the Scott County School System with 25 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Brenda Repass, Gate City, VA; daughter, Chrystal Stone Cox and husband, Rickey, Church Hill, TN; sons, Roy Carl Repass, Jr. and wife, Becky, Mount Carmel, TN, and Raymond Lynn Repass and wife, Katrina, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Steven Thacker, Jamie Cox and wife, Brandi, Nikki Repass, Savannah Repass, Trey Repass, Aurora Repass, Kylie Repass, Kayla Barnes, Kayla Repass, Cody Repass; step grandchildren, John Douglas Presley, and Allison Presley, great grandson, Braden Hall; sisters, Bertie Johnson, Kingsport, TN and Shirley Edmond and husband, Glenn, Gate City, VA; brother, Paul Repass and wife, Nell, Nickelsville, VA; along with several nieces and nephews and a very special man's best friend, Jake.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Phil Lane and Rev. Bob Lane officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Lawson Confederate Cemetery, Gate City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Nova Health and Rehab, Weber City, VA for their care of Mr. Repass, and to his special caregiver, Stephanie Garnett for all of her love and care.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Roy Carl Repass, Sr.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

William Francis "Bill" Riesberg

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Beloved father, grandfather and husband, William F. "Bill" Riesberg, passed away Friday (April 24, 2009).

Bill was born Oct. 3, 1950 and grew up in southern California. He graduated from California Polytechnic Institute in 1973 with a Bachelor of Architecture, and went on to serve as principal and partner of several noted firms. He moved to Kingsport in 1974, where he worked for Allan Dryden Architects and married his wife Sandra. They moved to Charleston, S.C. in 1977.

Bill was the president of Riesberg Architects, LLC and was acknowledged as a leading expert and speaker in the field of Forensic Architecture. His breadth of knowledge and thoroughness was remarkable, and his attention to building safety was a benefit to society. His service to his profession was so extensive, you would have to take a day off just to read his resume. Among his many achievements, Bill was co-recipient of an honor award from the American Institute of Architects, and was named a fellow of the Construction Specification Institute, serving as its national president in 1995. He most recently served as chairman of the Charleston County Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals.

Bill was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors; family visits to the cabin, cooking, boating, photography, fly-fishing and model train sets were all passions of his. Bill did nothing half-way; he always gave his best effort in everything he did. He even developed his own computer program with gusto. He had a passion for golf and loved the game and the friendships it brought. He died on the golf course on a beautiful spring day. He is loved and missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Riesberg; mother, Darlene Knutson; sister, Jan Hess; grandson, Sullivan Riesberg; and father-in-law, Jack Reed.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Sandra Reed Riesberg; son, Brian Riesberg and daughter-in-law, Aleta Riesberg, daughter, Buffy Gillespie and son-in-law, Matt Gillespie, daughter, Niki Grimball and son-in-law, Michael Grimball, daughter, Brooke Riesberg; grandson, Adam Riesberg; granddaughters, Annie and Lauren Riesberg; sister-in-law, Karen Reed-Wright and husband, James Wright; and treasured mother-in-law, Frances Reed.

The relatives and friends of William F. Riesberg, FCSI, AIA, CCS are invited to attend his funeral service, Tuesday, in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, (3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway) at 11 a.m.

The family will receive friends Monday at Stuhr’s West Ashley Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m.

Interment to follow in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Young Architects Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1086, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29465.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dolores Donna (Williams) Reynolds

LIMESTONE - Mrs. Dolores W. Reynolds, 54, died Friday (Dec. 7, 2001) at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mrs. Reynolds was a native of Sullivan County and daughter of Zelma Dolores Kester Williams, Gate City, Va., and the late Grover McDonald Williams.

She was a medical transcriptionist and homemaker.

She was a member of Blairs Chapel and the Rebecca Lodge in Gate City.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Owen Lee Watts, of the home; one son, Billy "B.J." Reynolds, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Ginger R. Johnson, New Bern, N.C.; a brother, Joe Floyd Williams, Gate City, Va.; and a grandson, Henry Owen Johnson, New Bern, N.C.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough.

Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Harless officiating.

Lay down your burden, let mother natures song lift you to the mountains, then carry you to the sea. Where you can dance, with the whales for eternity. Let our love set you free.

Memorial donations may be made to National Wildlife Foundation, P.O. Box 1691, Merryfield, Va. 22116-1691.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Hayter Derting Reynolds

BLOUNTVILLE - Hayter "Big Daddy" Reynolds, 62, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 17, 2005) after an extended illness.

Born in Hiltons, Va., he had resided most of his life in Blountville and was the owner of Reynolds Mobile Home Service.

Mr. Reynolds will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

His parents, Howard Hayter and Maxie Derting Reynolds preceded him in death.

Surviving are the love of his life, Ethel Reynolds, Blountville; one daughter, Rebekah Reynolds, Blountville; four sons, Chris Reynolds and wife, Penny, Johnson City, Hayter Dee Reynolds and wife, Lee, Kingsport, Howard Reynolds and wife, Lisa, Kingsport, Bryan Reynolds and wife, Leslie, Blountville; four grandchildren, Jordyn Reynolds, Samantha Reynolds, Zachary Reynolds, and Alexandria Quillin; one sister, Peggy Gray, Blountville; one brother, Warren Reynolds, Blountville; his beloved uncle, Calvin Derting, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Dr. Gene Hooker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Derting-Hickam Family Cemetery in Hiltons, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Chris Reynolds, Howard Reynolds, Bryan Reynolds, Gilbert Begley, Garnie Snavely and Hayter Dee Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 2308, Cleveland, Tenn. 37311 or the Derting-Hickam Family Cemetery, c/o Claude Derting, Route 1, Box 204, Hiltons, Va. 24258-9801.

Kingsport Times-News
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Maxie (Derting) Reynolds

KINGSPORT - Maxie Reynolds, 88, died Tuesday evening (Sept. 28, 1999) at SunBridge at Hillside after a period of declining health.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in the Hiltons, Va. area most of her life.

Her husband, Howard H. Reynolds preceded Mrs. Reynolds in death, September 1944.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Peggy) Gray, Blountville; two sons, Warren F. Reynolds and Hayter D. Reynolds , both of Blountville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace Fleenor, Bristol, Va.; two brothers, W.O. (Bud) Derting and Calvin C. Derting, both of Hiltons, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Derting-Hickam Cemetery, Scott County, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles Omer Rhea

GATE CITY, Va. — Charles Omer Rhea, 75, of Gate City, passed away Tuesday (July 1, 2008) at his residence.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired coal miner from Lee County, Va.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Matherly, Gate City, Va.; son, Kyle Spivey, Kingsport; sisters, Joyce Stewart, Pennington Gap and Hazel Yachon, Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Fields Cemetery, 11216 Yuma Road (at the daughter’s residence) with Pastor Larry Tolly and Pastor Jeff Rhea officiating. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Harvest Child Care Ministries, in memory of Omer Rhea, P.O. Box 259, Duffield, Va., 24244.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Rhoten

BLOUNTVILLE -- Charlie Rhoten, 85, Route 6, Blountvillle, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 5, 1987) at Indan Path Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in Blackwater, Va., he had resided in Sullivan County most of his life and was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens Co.

Mr. Rhoten was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Early Rhoten, Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home; two daughters, Mrs. Janelle Nottingham and Mrs. Emory (Mildred) Sykes, both of Blountville; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Rhoten Hawkins, in 1957.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tom Suiter officiating.

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

From Kingsport Times-News of Wednesday, January 7, 1987

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Ada (Shupe) Rhoton

KINGSPORT — Ada Shupe Rhoton, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012) in the Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Rhoton was a Lee County Va. native and the daughter of the late Emmett Jessee and Esther Johnston Shupe. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church of Kingsport.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Malcolm Rhoton; sisters, Ruby Eudaley, Nola Hoskins, Cliva Shupe, Wilma Jean Shupe, Mae Lawson, Ruth Ellen Wells and Faye Shupe Caudill; brothers, E.J. Shupe, Herman Shupe and Charles Shupe; along with a great-grandson, Dustin Lawson.

Survivors include her daughter, Eula Carolyn Allen, Kingsport; son, Emmett Douglas Rhoton and wife, Diana, Nickelsville, Va.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Inez Dorton, Jasper, Va. and Mary Helen Sutton and husband, Roy, of Alabama; brothers, Eugene Shupe and wife, Willhite of Duffield, Va., Harold Shupe and wife, Della of Rockville, Md. and Bobby C. Shupe and wife, Judy of Fall Branch.

The family will receive friends today from 12 noon until 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Victory Baptist Church, Kingsport.

A celebration of life service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Larry Morelock and Pastor David Newland, officiating.

Interment will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Michael Rhoton, Kenny Woods, Hank Jennings, Doug Rhoton, Rufus Jennings, Christopher Rhoton, Gary Arnold and Tim Arnold. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:45 p.m. for the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Baptist Church Mission Fund, 1932 Fairview Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Berdine Rhoton

DUFFIELD, Va. - Berdine Rhoton, 94, Duffield, Va., entered into eternal rest Wednesday (March 28, 2007) at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was born in Duffield , Va. on Dec. 28, 1912 to the late Alfred J. and Myrtle Sloan Rhoton. He served in the U.S. Navy on the destroyer escort DE 218, U.S.S. Darby during World War II touring the Pacific. After the war, he moved to Jewell Valley , Va. in Buchanan County and worked for 30 years for Pittston Coal Corp., returning to reside in Duffield in 1976. He was a member of UMWA Local 7327.

He attended Kaylor's Chapel Baptist Church and Purchase Community Church .

His wife of 50 years, Georgia Tomlinson Rhoton (1996); brother, Howard Rhoton; sisters, Bonnie Rhoton and Edith Williams precedes him in death.

He is survived by his son, Allen L. Rhoton, Duffield, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Eula and Mitchell Austin; grandchildren, Nicholas Austin and Rachel Austin, all of Norton, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie E. and Frankie Rhoton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Allie Stewart, Eula and Harold Taylor, all of Duffield, Va., Dorothy and Ralph Pendergrass and Lois Jones, Bristol, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Tomlinson and Jean Tomlinson, Duffield, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Rhoton, Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, Evangelist Garry Hood and Rev. David Kern.

Members of Kaylor's Chapel will provide music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rhoton Cemetery in Redwine Hollow of Clinchport , Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Flag presentation ceremonies will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport , Tenn. and #265 of Gate City , Va. , and members of the Virginia Army National Guard.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. Gary Williams and the ICU staff of Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital as well as the staff of Ridgecrest Manor.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Bettina Sue "Tina" (Bledsoe) Rhoton

November 3, 1942 - February 5, 2014

Bettina “Tina” Sue Rhoton, 71, of Duffield went to be with the Lord (Wednesday February 5th, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mom, mamaw and friend of many.

Tina was born in Lee County; and was employed at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home for many years where she worked in the dietary department. She was a devout Christian and active member of the Kaylors Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Echol and Margaret Grace Bledsoe of Blackwater, Virginia.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Willard (Donald) Rhoton of Duffield; two sons, Anthony (Tony) Rhoton and wife Jennifer of Duffield; Donald (Keith) Rhoton and wife Patti of Pittsburgh, PA; four grandchildren, Ethan, Daniel, Matthew and Patrick Rhoton; sister, Monica Rhoton and husband Lonnie of Duffield; brothers, Marcelle E. Bledsoe and wife Lois of Duffield, Stanley Bledsoe and wife Jenny of Kingsport and Randy Bledsoe and wife Betsy of Gate City, Va; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 till 7pm Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Pastor David Kern of Kaylors Chapel and Rev. Bryan Moore of Fordtown Baptist Church officiating. Music will be provided by Kaylors Chapel.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Monday (February 10th, 2014) at McKinney-Carter Cemetery in the Fraleytown community of Duffield. Pallbearers will be nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care given by Dr. Gary S. Smith of Holston Valley Medical Group and the nurses of Holston Valley Medical Center. The family would also like to thank all concerned friends that called, sent cards and visited during her sickness.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby Lee Rhoton

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Bobby Lee Rhoton, 69, of Ft. Blackmore, Va., entered into rest April 18, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., Oct. 16, 1939 to Loyd Rhoton and Hannah Elizabeth Darnell Rhoton.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky and Tony Rhoton; and one grandson, Justin Boggs.

Mr. Rhoton was a loving husband, dad, papaw and great-grandpap.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Clyde Rhoton, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; daughters, Cynthia Sexton and fiancé, Robert McClary, Kingsport, Sheila Darnell and husband, Charles, Gate City; son, Christopher "Chris" Rhoton and Rose Cousin, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Bobby Wayne Hillman and wife, Misty, Tommy Dockery and wife, Julia, Leeann Moore and husband, Ralph, Heather Darnell, Rebecca Darnell, Ricky Rhoton, Stephanie Johnson and husband, Jeffery, Lakeshia Rhoton and Timothy Rhoton; great-grandchildren, Izaiah Moore, Sierra Moore, Erica Moore, Kelci Hillman, Emileigh Hillman, Ariel Dockery, Kaylee and Kylie Boggs; sisters, Mary Tipton, Clinchport, Va., Louise Ramey, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Peggy Jones and husband, Larry, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews; his pride and joy, his dog, J.J.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with James Mann and Ray Dockery officiating. A eulogy may be given by friends at the time of his service.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tipton Family Cemetery, Slant community of Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be the members of Virginia Department of Transportation.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to Sarah and Matt and the staff of the Beacon of Life Ambulance Service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Callie Melinda (Flanary) Jones Rhoton

KINGSPORT - Callie Melinda Jones Rhoton, 91, 611 Lovedale Drive, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord at 9:30 a.m. Friday (May 25, 2001) at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on March 14, 1910, daughter of the late Alonzo and Nannie Baker Flanary, and spent most of her life there until illness brought her to live with her daughter in Kingsport.

She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Jones; and her second husband, George Rhoton; four sisters, Mary Flanary, Marie Pierson, Pearlie Moore and Dona Summey; and three brothers, Amel, Fred and Hobart Flanary.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Salling, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Coy and Pauline Jones, Gate City, Va., and James and Wanda Jones, Hiltons, Va.; three grandchildren, Jackie Jones, Clinchport, Va., Robin Kern, Duffield, Va., and David Salling, Kingsport; seven great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Flanary, Midway, Va.; and one very special cousin, Edna Moore, Bartow, Fla.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the 400 wing at Brookhaven Nursing Home for their kindness and support.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residences of her sons and daughter.

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

Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann will provide the music.

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

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

Jeff Kern, Jackie Jones, David Salling and Dwight Lane will serve as pallbearers.

Derek Kern and Larry Castle will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Cecil Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Cecil Rhoton, 86, of Rt. 2., departed this life early Saturday morning (June 22, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center. He had been a resident of Ridgecrest Manor for the past six months.

A native of Scott County, Va., he was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Worley Rhoton and Lydia Page Rhoton; sisters, Elsie Rollins, Bonnie Sloan, Blanche Rhoton and Virginia Rhoton; and brother, Hicklyn Rhoton.

Surviving are two brothers, Clyde Rhoton, Clinchport, Va., and Kelly Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; and several nephews and nieces.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kevin Rhoton and the Rev. Olan Sloan officiating.

Music will be provided by Kaylor's Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Rhoton Family Cemetery, Clinchport, Va.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles Denver Rhoten

May 16, 1929 - January 31, 2014

Big Stone Gap, VA - Charles Denver Rhoten, 84, passed away on Friday (January 31, 2014) at home, following a long illness.

He was retired from the Town of Big Stone Gap, worked at Baltimore (Md.) Shipyard, Bristol Line & Power, Daniels Construction Co., and he was mechanic at various local service stations. He served in the U. S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his son, Denver Allan Rhoten; his parents, Worley and Agnes (Moorefield) Rhoten; two sisters, Edna Loma Johnson and Evelyn Naomi Hook; and one brother, H. C. Rhoten.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Phyllis Edwards Rhoten of Big Stone Gap; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Ayers of Big Stone Gap and Mrs. Belinda McHenry of Baskin, La.; three sons, Robert Rhoten, Barry Rhoten , both of Big Stone Gap, and Brian Rhoten of Seminary, Va.; two grandsons, seven granddaughters, and five great grandsons; one brother, Emanuel Rhoten of Big Stone Gap; and one sister, Esther Bailey of Tampa, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to hospice nurses, Linda Fleming and Freda Woodard.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 3, 2014) at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Dennis Gilley officiating.

Military graveside rites, by the Va. National Guard Honors Team and local V.F.W. and D.A.V. posts, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Brad Dickenson, Dennis Gilley, Austin Mullins, Jeff Dickenson, Stanley Johnson and Robert Rhoten. Honorary pallbearers will be: Barney Gilley, Dr. Michael Ford, Austin Rhoten, David Rhoten, Angela Rhoten and Samantha Rhoten.

Holding Funeral Home is serving the Rhoten family.

Holding Funeral Home obituaries at www.holdingfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

 

Charlie Edward Rhoton

DUFFIELD — Charlie Edward Rhoton , 78, of Duffield, Va., went to be home with the Lord on Saturday ( Nov. 21, 2009 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport .

He was a life long resident of Scott County , Va. Charlie was retried from Scott County School System, as a bus driver with over 25 years of service. He was a member of Grit Hill Community Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred J. and Myrtle Sloan Rhoton ; two sisters, Bonnie Rhoton and Edith Williams; and two brothers, Howard Rhoton and Berdine Rhoton .

Survivors include his wife of over 58 years, Frankie Matney Rhoton of the home; two daughters, Kathy Repass and husband, Randy of Clinchport and Patsy Vaughn and husband, Ronnie of Fall Branch; three grandchildren, John David Repass, Lakieta Repass and Alisha Repass; four sisters, Allie Stewart of Duffield, Dorothy Pendergrass and husband, Ralph of Bristol, Va., Lois M. Jones of Bristol, Va. and Eula Taylor of Duffield; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jackie Frazier and Rev. Kevin Vincent, officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Rhoton Family Cemetery , ( Redwine Hollow Lane ) Clinchport , Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer is his special friend, Coy Kindle. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Clyde Rhoton, 94, of Clinchport, Va., passed away on Tuesday night (May 12, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County where he lived the majority of his life. Mr. Rhoton served in World War II with the U.S. Army. He worked for several years with Elkorn Coal Mining Company and eventually retired from Steadman Construction Company.

Clyde was a member of Kaylor’s Chapel Baptist Church. He loved to farm and to work in his garden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Worley and Lydia Page Rhoton; his sisters, Elsie Robbins, Bonnie Sloan and Blanche Rhoton; his brothers, Hicklen Rhoton, Cecil Rhoton, Kelly Rhoton.

Clyde Rhoton is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Opal Bernice Rhoton; along with several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the sister-in-law, Lana Venable.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Lambert officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral on Sunday at Holston View Cemetery with Jerry Venable, Justin Venable, Larry Rhoton, Jimmy Williams, Norman Sloan, Chad Rollins and Ralph Rollins serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Max Angell, Johnny Mack Caudill, Eddie Cruse Caudill, James Brotherton, Malcolm McCloud and James P. McCloud.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothea Evelyn “Dot” ( Taylor ) Rhoton

GATE CITY , Va. - Dorothea "Dot" Evelyn Taylor Rhoton, 71, entered into rest Monday ( June 21, 2004 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. , Sept. 20, 1932 , to the late Emmitt and Addie Taylor.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James "J.B" Rhoton; one sister, Janie Smith; and two brothers, Nat Taylor and Harry Taylor.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kip and Judy Rhoton, Mount Carmel, Cory and Darlene Rhoton, Gate City; grandchildren, Tyler Rhoton and Levi Rhoton; stepgrandchildren, Eric Begley, Megan Begley, Brooke Franklin and Chassity Franklin; two sisters, Nina Herron and Sue Vermillion, both of Gate City; two brothers, John Taylor, Warren, Mich., and Carroll Taylor, Texas; special friend, Bobby Shelton, Gate City; mother-in-law, Maggie Rhoton, Gate City; sister-in-law, Judy Flanary, Gate City; brother-in-law, Roy Darrell Rhoton, Senova, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Kip Rhoton, Mount Carmel .

Services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rhoton Cemetery , Daniel Boone community. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the cemetery for graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dorothy (Maness) Rhoton

Gate City - Dorothy Maness Rhoton, 69, of Gate City went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday afternoon [10/12/2011] at the Brian Center following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Virginia. Mrs. Rhoton was co-owner of Rhoton’s Grocery in Clinchport, Virginia for over 36 years. She was a member of Horton’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Clinchport where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hicklin and Ollie Shoemaker Maness; a half-brother, George Ramey.

Dorothy Rhoton is survived by her daughter, Deborah Wilson (Duffield, VA); father of her child, Thomas Rhoton; grandchildren, Bart Wilson and wife, Ashley, Chase Wilson and wife, Jennie; a great-grandson, Hayden Wilson; her brother, Carl J. Maness and wife, Madeline (Blountville, TN); a best friend, Helen Bowen (Clinchport, VA).

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (October 15, 2011) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday (October 15, 2011) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Larry Winegar and Brother Jim Marshall officiating. A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday (October 16, 2011) at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Rhoton family.

Scott County Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Edgar Malcom "Ed" Rhoton

SURGOINSVILLE - Edgar M. "Ed" Rhoton, 80, went home to be with the Lord at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 5, 2003) at Brookhaven Manor following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Rhoton was born in Scott County, Va., and has resided in this area his entire life. He retired from AFG and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 35 years.

Mr. Rhoton will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He loved to fish and work out in the fields and gardens. Mr. Rhoton loved his church and his church family.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ada Shupe Rhoton, of the home; one daughter, Eula Caroline Allen of Kingsport; one son, Emmitt Douglas Rhoton and wife Diann of Cedar Bluff, Va.; one brother, Robert Rhoton and wife Rosa of Clinchport, Va.; six grandchildren, Lisa and Kenny Woods, Patricia and Hank Jennings, Michael Rhoton, Mary Elizabeth Arnold, Sarah Rebecca Allen and Hannah Ruth Allen; 12 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Victory Baptist Church, 1932 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn., and at other hours at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church. Pastor Larry C. Morelock, Brother Wrightly Salling, Brother David Newland and Brother Cecil Sturgill will officiate.

Music will be provided by the Victory Baptist Church Choir, Ernie Morelock, director, and Elizabeth Arnold, soloist.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of the Prayer in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Military honors will be accorded by the Hammond Post #3/265, American Legion.

Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. Saturday and then proceed to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Rhoton, Kenny Woods, Hank Jennings, Doug Rhoton, Rufus Jennings, William Sumpter, Gary Arnold and Tim Arnold.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Newland, James Larkins, Joe Haynes, Dwight Quillen, Robbie O'Neal, Jimmie Hughes, Roy Hammonds, Gary Spears, Joe Cassell, Jackie Arnold and Chester Thacker.

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

MRS. ELIZA RHOTON CLAIMED BY DEATH

Injuries From Fall Is Fatal For Horton Summit Woman

(Special To The Times)

HORTON SUMMIT, VA., Nov. 2—Mrs. Eliza Rhoton, 68, wife of G. W. Rhoton, died in the community hospital at Kingsport, Tenn., today of injuries received in  a fall at her home yesterday.  She suffered a fractured hip in the fall yesterday.

She was a native of Scott County, a daughter of  J. C. and Barbara Adams Hale and has lived in Scott County her entire lifetime.  She took an active part in church affairs as long as she was physically able and was a member of the Christian Church.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home Monday at 10:00 a. m. with the Rev. C. C. Clark officiating.  Burial will be at the Neeley Cemetery .

Neighbors and friends will serve as pall and flower bearers.

Kingsport Times; Nov. 3, 1935

Edith Faye (Housewright) Rhoton

ROGERSVILLE - Edith Faye (Housewright) Rhoton, 59, of Rogersville, passed away Friday evening (Sept. 2, 2005) at her residence following an extended illness.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ranson Elijah and Gertie Mae Housewright; brother, Audley Corns Housewright; and Wanetta Housewright Hodge.

Surviving are her husband, Rufus Nelson Rhoton of the home; children, Sidney Nelson Rhoton of Weber City, Va., Wesley Keith Rhoton of Rogersville, Carla Renne Wood of Rogersville, and Heather Denise Rhoton of Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ashley Brooke Davis, Kathryn (Katie) Grace Rhoton, Madison Faye Rhoton, Cynthia Annalise Rhoton, and Seth Trent Rhoton; siblings, Edward Samuel Housewright of Yuma, Va., Arizona Pearl Housewright Herron of Gate City, Va., Mildred Yvonne Housewright Rogers of Kingsport, and Geneva Mae Housewright Maultbay of Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.

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

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

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Gladys Ruth (Bellamy) Rhoton

GATE CITY - Ruth Rhoton, 77, Gate City, Va. went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (May 30, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Dec. 31, 1929 to the late Emmett Bellamy and Maxie Beatrice Bellamy.

Mrs. Rhoton was a charter member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for the last 38 years. She was also co-owner and operator of The Style Shop in Gate City for 46 years and also retired from the Tennessee Eastman after 37 years of service.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Harrison Bellamy.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosie Calhoun, Willie Mae and John Kilgore, Betty Jean and Eugene Pendleton, Phyllis and Fred Williams, all of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Cecil Sturgill and Dr. Millard Porter officiating.

Music will be provided by the Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir.

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

Pallbearers will be John Kilgore, Jr., Terry Kilgore, Jerry Kilgore, Dwain Calhoun, Danny Calhoun, Shannon Calhoun, Steve Williams and Lee Clark.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Rhoton family.

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Ellis "Nick" Rhoton

March 18, 1926 - June 24, 2014

Mr. Ellis "Nick" Rhoton, age 88, of Blountville, TN, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday June 24, 2014 in a local healthcare center following several monthsof declining health. Mr. Rhoton was born on March 18, 1926 in Scott County, VA, the son of the late Mesby and Nannie Southers Rhoton. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. Following World War II, he and his brother "Dock" owned and operated "Nick & Dock's Barber Shop" where he cut hair for over 50 years, located in Blountville. He was married to the former Lorene Arnold who survives. He was a member of the Bethel View Baptist Church of Bristol.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Mrs. Lorene A. Rhoton. Four sons, Paul, Donald, Dennis and Ronnie Rhoton. One daughter, Brenda Hickman. One brother, "Dock" Rhoton. One sister, Shirley Taylor. Seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren along with nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Rhoton will be conducted on Saturday June 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Leighton Roberts and Rev. Charles Brooks officiating.

Burial will follow in the Garden of Hope of East Lawn Memorial Park with military honors. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 noon p.m. until the service hour at the funeral hour.

East Lawn Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Emanuel E. Rhoten

Big Stone Gap, VA - Emanuel E. Rhoten, 95, passed away Wednesday (February 26, 2014) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, VA. He served his county in W.W.II in the U.S. Navy on the Tisdale and fought in the battle of Siapan in the Pacific theater. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Emanuel was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge 208. He was preceded in death by his wife Francis Rhoten, parents Worley and Agnes Rhoten, brothers, Charles Rhoten and Dottie Rhoten, sisters, Loma Johnson and Evelyn Hook, and a grandson, Norman Bigelow, Jr.

Emanuel is survived by a daughter, Janice O’Hearn and husband, Charles of Telford, TN, one sister, Esther “Pat”Bailey of Tampa, Florida, one grandchild, Leila Bigelow Votto, and two great grandchildren. Emanuel is also survived by his caregivers and special cousins, Dave Rhoten, Mavis Davis and Judy Needham, special friends, Carol Davis Lane and Tony Milgram and several nieces and nephews and a host of special friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday (March 1, 2014) from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave.W. Big Stone Gap, VA. Masonic Funeral Rites will be performed by the Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge 208 AF & AM with the assistant of other local lodges. Funeral services will follow in the Chapel with Dr. Roy Smith officiating.

Special music will be provided by Wayne Maness and Singers.

Graveside services will follow the service in American Legion Cemetery in Big Stone Gap with military graveside rites accorded by Local DAV,VFW Units and the Gate City National Guard Unit.

Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap is honored to serve the Rhoten Family.

Gilliam Funeral Home obituaries at www.gilliamfuneralhome.com

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Emory Lee Rhoton

KINGSPORT - Emory Lee Rhoton, 75, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (June 25, 2007) at Golden Homestead House in Coeburn, Va., following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided most of his life in Kingsport.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby P. Rhoton, Kingsport; two daughters, Phyllis Sullivan and husband, Ron, and Brenda Bailey and husband, Kent, all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Aaron Bailey, Eric Bailey, Chris Helton and wife, Amanda, Leslie Shipley and husband, Craig; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Powers and husband, Ronald, Duffield, Va., Ruby Belle Matney, Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Charles Rhoton and wife, Anna, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Willie Neeley and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roberts Family Cemetery in Clinchport, Va.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Emory Rhoton.

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Ernest Joseph “E.J” Rhoton

Ernest Joseph (E.J) Rhoton, 83, of Kingsport passed away on Wednesday morning (November 30, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a courageous battle with pneumonia.

He was born in Clinchport, Virginia where he lived the majority of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean War. E.J. retired from the Scott County School System with over 42 years of service where he served as principal at Clinchport Elementary, Duffield Elementary, and Shoemaker Elementary. Mr. Rhoton had received his 50 year service pin from the Clinchport Masonic Lodge # 267. He was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church. He loved gardening and woodworking and in later years he enjoyed collecting antiques. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emory Joseph and Martha Kindle Rhoton; brothers, Arthur, Kenneth, and Eugene Rhoton; a sister, Hazel Dorton.

Ernest (E.J.) Rhoton is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Laura Janelle (Nell) Bowling Rhoton; his loving daughter, Martha Jo Rhoton (both of the home); special nieces, Mary Street and Susan Egan (both of Kingsport, TN); sisters-in-law, Edith Lyon (Weber City, VA), Ada Newman (Kingsport, TN), Leola Olinger and husband, J.M. (Gray, TN), Sue Carter (Clinchport, VA), Sylvia Tompkins (Church Hill, TN) along with several additional loving nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Friday (December 2, 2011) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday (December 2, 2011) at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Duvall and Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Music will be provided by the Gate City United Methodist Church Choir.

A military graveside service will follow the funeral on Friday (December 2, 2011) by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3/ # 265 at Holston View Cemetery with nephews and friends serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, 255 Walnut Street, Gate City, VA 24251 or to MECC Educational Foundation, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Rhoton family.

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

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Eugene Clifton "Cliff" Rhoton Sr.

CLINCHPORT Va. - Eugene Clifton "Cliff" Rhoton Sr., 77, died Thursday ( Dec. 14, 2000 ) at Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City after an extended battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 12, 1923 in Scott County , Va. , he was the son of the late John W. Rhoton and Dora Smith Rhoton Tomlinson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen C. Rhoton; one brother, James Oliver Rhoton; stepfather, Tommy Tomlinson; and stepmother, Ethel Dockery Rhoton.

Surviving are one daughter, Marcy Famiano, Clinchport, Va.; three sons and daughter-in-law, Butch and Evelyn Rhoton, Gray, Frank Rhoton, Hiltons, Va., and Tom Rhoton, Fredericksburg, Va.; three granddaughters, Heather and Kim Rhoton and Tammy Sue Stewart; two grandsons, Stevie and Brian Famiano; one great-grandson, James Stewart; seven sisters, Jean Rose and Faye Kindle, both of Clinchport, Va., Mae Tomlinson and Annie Sue Tomlinson, both of Gate City, Va., Minnie Belle Rose, Kingsport, Dorcas Smith, Weber City, Va., and Betty Seals, Rogersville; one brother, R.D. Tomlinson, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Military rites will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. in the Juanita S. Falin Chapel of the funeral home by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Sunday at the Tomlinson Cemetery in the Purchase Ridge community with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Euna Margaret (Carter) Rhoton

Euna Margaret Carter Rhoton, 89 of Surgoinsville, passed from this life on Saturday, March 13, 2011 at Church Hill Healthcare and Rehab following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Virginia, Mrs. Rhoton had lived in Surgoinsville for most of her life and was a member of the Rogersville Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, loved to sew and have a garden. Mrs. Rhoton was the last sibling of Jesse and Louvenia Carter.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Samuel Everett Rhoton; son, Wayne F. Rhoton; an infant granddaughter; parents, Jesse and Louvenia Carter; 1 sister; 9 brothers; 2 special nephews, Henry Wallace Carter and Jerry Carter.

Mrs. Rhoton is survived by her daughters, Beulah Cox and husband Howard of Blountville, Evelyn Brown and husband James of Mooresburg, TN, Wilma Price and husband Allen of Surgoinsville and Rita Chess and husband Burl Keith of Surgoinsville; sons, Lowell Rhoton and wife Jean of Surgoinsville, Glenn Rhoton and wife Teresa of Surgoinsville, Harold Rhoton and wife Dana of Rogersville, Michael Rhoton of Surgoinsville and David Rhoton and wife Rose of Surgoinsville; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Rhoton; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several sisters-in-law.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy 11W, Church Hill, TN.

A celebration of her life will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother John Cradic, Brother Ken Cradic and Brother Jason Roach officiating. Music will be provided by the grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Rhoton Cemetery, (Redwine Hollow) Clinchport, VA. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Rogersville Men of the Church of Christ. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

The family would like to thank the A&B Wing at Church Hill Healthcare and Rehab for the wonderful care and love that was shown to our mother and family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hawkins County EMS and Church Hill EMS.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is serving the Rhoton family.

Carter-Trent/ Church Hill Funeral obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Filmore Eugene "Gene" Rhoton

Eugene Rhoton, 71, Kingsport, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 24, 1997) after a long illness.
Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 15 years. He retired from CSX Railroad in 1987 after 29 years of service.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Rhoton; his parents, George and Becky Rhoton; two brothers, William Rhoton, Willard Rhoton; and a sister, Maudie.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth McNutt Rhoton, of the home; a stepdaughter, Kay Blanton, Gate City, Va.; four stepsons, Mike Lane, Gate City, Va., Robert Douglas McNutt, of Kingsport, Roger D. McNutt, of Rogersville, and Michael Keith McNutt, of Piney Flats; five stepgrandchildren; a sister, Helen Sweeney, of Dungannon, Va.; two brothers, Roosevelt Rhoton, Gate City, Va., and Earnest H. Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Wolfe officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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Fred Junior Rhoton

JOHNSON CITY -- Fred Junior Rhoton , 74, died Monday morning (March 30, 1998) at V.A. Hospital, Johnson City.

Born in Wise County, Va., he had lived most of his life in Scott County, Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Rhoton ; his parents, Floyd and Hattie Shupe Rhoton ; two brothers, Elmer Rhoton and George Rhoton ; and three infant sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Jo Elene Ellis, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; two sons, Wayne Price, and Danny Lee Rhoton , Mount Carmel; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Edgar (Ed) Rhoton , Surgoinsville and Robert Rhoton , Clinchport, Va.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the V.A. Cemetery, Mountain Home by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. today to proceed to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Harrison Rhoton

CHURCH HILL — Harrison Rhoton, 67, entered into rest on Friday (Jan. 16, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Nov. 4, 1941 to the late Millard and Nellie Hammond Rhoton. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella Rhoton, November 2004; daughter, Frances Rhoton; and one brother, Mercer Rhoton.

Mr. Rhoton was a member of Purchase Ridge Church and was self-employed for 21 years.

Survivors include his daughter, Georgette and Will Simpson, Church Hill; step-daughter, Iva Jean Collins and special friend, Dennis Sweeney, Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and James Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Ruth Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; granddaughter, Lakeisha Simpson; two step-grandchildren, Jasmine and Diamond McNew; step great-grandson, Ivah Lyfe Brynt McNew; several nieces, nephews and a special friend, Glen Simpson.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Purchase Ridge Church, Clinchport, Va., with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Way of the Cross.

Burial will follow the service at Clendenin Cemetery, Purchase Ridge community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Harrison Fredrick “Harry” Rhoton

Duffield – Harry Fredrick Rhoton, 88 of Duffield, VA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his residence following a long illness. He was a life-long resident of Scott County and retired from Mason-Dixon Truck Lines with 43 years of safe driving. Harry was a charter member and deacon of Kaylor’s Chapel Central Baptist Church where he was an assistant song leader and superintendent of Sunday school.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Loudema Gilliam; grandson, Stephen Deboard; parents, John and Loudema Frazier Rhoton; sisters, Lillie Kate Benton and Della Bishop.

Harry is survived by his wife of 69 ½ years, Ruby Lee Frazier Rhoton of the home; daughters, Thelma Deboard and husband James of Duffield and Shirley Meade and husband Bobby of Kingsport; son-in-law, Ronnie Gilliam of Duffield; 5 grandchildren; Brad Deboard, Lucretia Kitzmiller, Jeana Odle, Nathan Meade and Mikey Gilliam; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Cora Walker of Duffield; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a host of friends and loved ones.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

The body will be taken to Kaylor’s Chapel Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, where it will lie in state from 12-1 p.m. with a funeral service being conducted at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Neeley and Rev. David Kern will officiate. Music will be provided by the Kaylor’s Chapel Choir. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Pallbearers will be Nathan Meade, Tim Kitzmiller, Mikey Gilliam, Charles Bishop, Larry Bishop, Ronnie Gilliam and Alex Kitzmiller. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Deboard, Jerry Walker, fellow deacons and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steeles Rd, Bristol, TN 37620 or Kaylor’s Chapel Building Fund, C/O Thelma Deboard, 130 Thorngrove Drive, Duffield, VA 24244.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregivers, Nikki Owens and Cindy Snodgrass.

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

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

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Hattie Helen (Shupe) Rhoton

SURGOINSVILLE - Hattie Helen Shupe Rhoton, 97, Route 2, Surgoinsville, died Thursday (Jan. 2, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Lee County, Va., she spent most of her life in Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Brick Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd M. Rhoton in 1977 and one son, Elmer C. Rhoton in 1987.

Surviving are four sons, George W. Rhoton and Fred J. Rhoton, both of Kingsport, Edgar M. Rhoton, Surgoinsville and Robert L. Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Herman Anderson and the Rev. Larry Anderson officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

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Helen Elizabeth (Crary) Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Helen Elizabeth Rhoton , 77, entered into rest Saturday evening at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport . Born June 8, 1922 in Arkansas , she was the daughter of the late Frank and Murphy Brewster Crary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mrs. Rhoton is survived by her husband, Cliff Rhoton , Clinchport; one daughter, Marcy Famiano, Gate City; three sons, Butch Rhoton , Gray, Frank Rhoton , Hiltons, Va. and Tom Rhoton , Richmond, Va.; one sister, Irene Ecker, Nickelsville, Va.; three granddaughters; two grandsons and one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery , Purchase Ridge Community. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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James Kelly Rhoton

GATE CITY, Va. - James Kelly Rhoton, 77, of the Daniel Boone community, passed away early Tuesday morning (Nov. 28, 2006) at his residence.

Kelly was born in Scott County on March 28, 1929. He was a P.F.C. serving in the U.S. Army Military Police entering the service on Jan. 25, 1951 and discharged Nov. 28, 1956. Kelly retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after more than 31 years of service.

Mr. Rhoton was a member and served as a deacon of Sloantown Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Worley and Lydia Page Rhoton; two brothers, Hicklen Rhoton of Gate City and Cecil Rhoton of Clinchport, Va.; four sisters, Virginia Rhoton, Blanche Rhoton and Bonnie Sloan, all of Clinchport and Elsie Rollins of Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Ruth Carter Rhoton; four daughters, Miachele Ketron and husband, Gary, Rhonda Lindsey and husband "Chuck" of Gate City, Va., Kelly Sue Wallen and husband, Thomas of Church Hill and Jennifer Smith of Kingsport; four sons, Jimmy Rhoton of Conyers, Ga., Kim Curis Rhoton of Atlanta, Ga., Dwayne Rhoton and Mark Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Clyde Rhoton and wife, Bernice, of Clinchport, Va.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

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James W. Rhoton

Duffield, VA - Mr. James W. Rhoton, 80, Duffield, VA passed away, Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Rhoton was born in Scott County, VA on January 3, 1931, son of the late Millard and Nellie Bishop Rhoton Bowling. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from the service department of Courtesy Chevrolet.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Mark Hensley and great granddaughter, Emily Akers; and brothers, Harrison and Mercer Rhoton.

Surviving is his wife Ruth Rhoton, Duffield, VA; daughters, Peggy Orndorff and husband, Allan, Renick, W VA, and Sandy Luna and husband, Frank, Chesterfield, VA; son, Ricky Rhoton and wife, Patsy, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Brittany Rhoton, Michael Hensley, James Luna, and Travis Akers; great grandchildren, Brady Hensley, Cory Hensley, Katlin Akers, Mattie Hunley, and Sophie Akers; sister, Marie Rhoton and husband, J.M.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Johnny Duncan and the Rev. Bill Tignor officiating. The Ferrymen will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at the Free Cemetery, Natural Tunnel, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Amos Rhoton, Charles Rhoton, J.M. Rhoton, Fred Carico, and Bruce Rhoton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James W. Rhoton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Janice Geneva (Hall) Waycaster Rhoton

Janice Hall Waycaster Rhoton, 66 of Kingsport went to be with Jesus on Monday, April 9, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. She was a life long resident of Kingsport and enjoyed her flowers, fishing and family. Janice attended the Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Sary Virginia McCloud Hall; her baby sister, Betty Sue and her sisters-in-law, Carolyn Hall and Leona Ramey; brothers-in-law, Bill Collins and Rev. Paul Price.

Janice is survived by her husband of 31 years, Denver L. Rhoton of the home; sons, Stanley Waycaster and wife Devada and David Waycaster and wife Karen of; step-sons, Darrell Rhoton, Lee Rhoton and Roger Rhoton and wife Kathy of; grandchildren, Angelena Waycaster, Geneva Tolley, Elijah “Eli” Waycaster, Willow Waycaster and Alisha Rhoton; great-grandchildren, Haley Tolley, Isabella Welsch and Sarah Tolley; sisters, Margaret Price and Patsy Thomas and husband Ezra Lee “Jim”; brother, Danny “Eddie” Hall; sisters-in-law, Della McMurray and Wilma Greer;; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 1115 Hwy 11W, Church Hill, TN. 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 Margaret Price and Rev. Ronnie Derrick officiating. Music will be provided by Dianne Necessary, Teresa Waycaster, O. J. Miracle and church members.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is serving the Rhoton family.

Carter-Trent/ Church Hill Funeral obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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John D. “J.D.” Rhoton

April 26, 1940 - August 13, 2014

John D. (J.D.) Rhoton, 74, of Church Hill went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon (August 13, 2014) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia and had spent the past 40 years in Church Hill. He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1963-1965. J.D. was a member of the Clinchport Masonic Lodge # 267. He worked at Giant Food Markets from 1956-1984 and went onto retire from Food City in 2003 as Director of Floral Operations. Mr. Rhoton was an avid antique car enthusiast. He was a member of Greenvale Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Rhoton was preceded in death by his parents, George and Grace Rhoton; his brothers-in-law, James Lawson, Jr. and Douglas Hood; and sister in law, Barbara Hood

J.D. Rhoton is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Hattie (Sue) Hood Rhoton; a son, John A. (Tony) Rhoton (Church Hill, TN); his daughter, Christy Mullins and husband, Brian (Church Hill, TN); sister, Bernice Lawson (Franklin, TN); brother, Rufus Rhoton and wife, Imogene (Church Hill, TN); nieces, Mabel McCrary and husband, Bob, Melissa Brooks and husband, Johnny; his special nephew, Steve Rhoton and wife, Maxie; a great niece, Amber Wood and husband, Aaron; great nephews, Derek Rhoton and wife, Angela, Seth Brooks along with his "Best Buddy", Toby.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (August 16, 2014) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy US 23 Weber City, VA 24290 or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A masonic service will be conducted by the Clinchport Lodge # 267 on Saturday (August 16, 2014) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Shelton II, officiating. Music will be provided by Evangelist Garry Hood and Servant's Heart.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/#265 on Sunday (August 17, 2014) at Holston View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Harkleroad, Tom Hurd, Larry LaGuardia, Mike Barbour, Larry Wright, Danny Helton, Caesar Patarazzi, Charles Puckett, and his extended Food City family. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m.

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

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Patton Rhoton

DUFFIELD, Va.- John Patton Rhoton, 83, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday at his residence, Route 1, Duffield.

He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and had followed farming. He was a pioneer resident of Scott County.

Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Lou Barnett Rhoton; one half sister, Mrs. Laura Rhoton, Baltimore, Md.; two half brothers, Will and Tivis Rhoton. Duffield.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Smith Cemetery in Duffield, Route 1. The Rev. Rufus Hood and the Rev. Lester Smith will officiate.

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

(Kingsport News, Monday, October 22, 1956

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Rhoton

DUFFIELD - Joseph (Joe) Rhoton, 76, of Duffield died at 2:13 p.m. Monday [2/11/1974] at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton after a lingering illness.

He was born In Scott County and was a retired farmer. He attended the Baptist church and was a veteran of World War I.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Jane Rhoton, Duffield; three daughters, Mrs. Woodrow (Rosa Lee) Wampler, Duffield,

Mrs. Kemp (Mae) Rhoton, Rt. 1, Clinchport, and Mrs. Frank (Pearlie) Lane, Big Stone Gap; two brothers, Daniel Rhoton, Weber City, and Loren Rhoton, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Rhoton and Mrs. Esta Mae Good, both of Clinchport; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport News, Tues, Feb 12, 1974

Submitted by Don Lane

Kermit Clint Rhoton

Kermit Clint Rhoton, 74, died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1991) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a retired mechanist. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Clark Rhoton and his parents, Issac Floyd and Mary Falin Rhoton.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Usley Rhoton Davis; one son, Jerrol Rhoton, Jackson, Mich.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Miss Maggie Rhoton, Clinchport, Va. and Mrs. Elmer (Mildred) Kindle, Kingsport; one brother, James H. Rhoton, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Johnson officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Kenneth Harold Rhoton

Kenneth Harold Rhoton, 78, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 29, 2010, at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Georgia Rhoton; a sister, Reba Horton and special niece, Barbara Jo Horton.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Rhoton; three sons, Greg and Sherrie Rhoton, Michael and Sandra Rhoton, Tracy and Debbie Rhoton; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Betty Kerns ; best friends, Robert Lane and Thomas Hoff; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City, VA. Funeral Services will follow in chapel at 7 pm with Rev. R.D. Stallard, officiating. Music will be by the Lee Smith Singers.

Military graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, February 1, 2010 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA, conducted by the American Legion Post # 3/265 and the Virginia National Guard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Rhoton, Funeral Expense Fund, PO Box 127, Gate City, VA 24251

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

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

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Laura Alice (Darnell) Rhoton

GATE CITY, Va. — Laura Alice Darnell Rhoton, was called home June 1, 2009. She was a resident of Brian Center, Weber City, Va.

In addition to her parents, Huey Everett Darnell and Ernie Elizabeth Darnell, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Rhoton in September of 1990; a daughter, Betty Bishop in 1994; a grandson, Wayne Poe in 2003; four brothers and four sisters.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her son, Wrightly Rhoton and wife, Lucille, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Pauline Jones and husband, Coy, Clinchport, Va., and daughter, Barbara Dishner, Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kathy Smith and husband, Dale, Yuma, Va., Patricia Frazier and husband, Lester, Gate City, Va., Jackie Jones, Clinchport, Va., Greg Dishner, Knoxville, Tenn., Angie Fraze and husband, Dennis, Knoxville, Tenn., Danny Poe and wife, Imogene, Lenoir City, Tenn., Lisa Queen and husband, Steve, Church Hill and Paula Rouse and husband, Dean, Surgoinsville; 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the the Rev. Justin Smith, the Rev. Denny Hass and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Working Toward the Promise will provide the music.

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

Her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Jackie Jones, Greg Dishner, Danny Poe, Dale Smith, Steve Queen and Dean Rouse will serve as pallbearers.

Dennis Fraze, Lester Frazier, Rusty Smith and Mark Frazier will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family of Laura A. Rhoton would like to thank all of the staff at the Brian Center, and to the nurses who were present at their Mom’s passing, for their loving care, compassion and concern. God Bless you.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Laura Janelle “Nell” (Bowling) Rhoton

Laura Janelle (Nell) Rhoton, 78, of Clinchport, VA passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 after an extended illness.

She was the daughter of the late A.C. and Eva Dell Litton Bowling. She was retired from the Scott County School System and was a former member of the Mountain Empire Community College Educational Foundation. She was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church. Nell was a friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed working outdoors in her flower and vegetable gardens and in later years she and her husband E.J. enjoyed collecting antiques.

Nell was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, E.J. Rhoton; brothers, Frank and Robert Bowling; sister, Beulah Kate Bowen.

Surviving are her loving daughter, Martha Jo Rhoton; special nieces, Mary Street and Susan Egan all of Kingsport, TN; her sisters, Edith Lyon of Weber City, VA, Ada Newman of Kingsport, TN, Leola Olinger and husband, J.M. of Gray, TN, Sue Carter of Clinchport, VA and Sylvia Tompkins of Church Hill, TN; along with many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 3 pm on Tuesday January 31, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City.

A service will be held at 3 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Betzy Elifrits Warren, Rev. Dr. Steve Brown and Rev. John DuVall officiating. Music will be provided by Gate City United Methodist Church Choir. Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Glen Bowen, Harold Egan, Bill Bowling, Ron Flanary, Tommy Quillen, Bucky Clabaugh, Ray Kilgore and Marc Cornett. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Parker, Bill Draper, Richard Blackwell, Don Osborne and Harry Penley.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Amedisys Hospice Service and to caregivers Juanita, Elizabeth, Donna, Emma, Anna, Sarah, Carol and Evelyn.

Memorial contributions in Nell’s memory may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, 255 Walnut Street, Gate City, VA, 24251, MECC Educational Foundation, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 or to a charity of ones choice.

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

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

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Loren Rhoton

KINGSPORT - Loren Rhoton, 94, 1618 Park St., went to be with the Lord Wednesday (July 18, 2001).

A native of Scott County, Va., he was the son of Henry and Mary Swaim Rhoton. He was a retired farmer and had lived most of his life in Kingsport.

He attended Victory Baptist Church and The Father's House.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Rebecca Rhoton; four sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are his sons, Frank and wife, Shirley, Bristol, Donnie and wife, Dorothy, Blountville; daughter, Dorothy and husband, Bob Gilliam, Kingsport; grandchildren, Teresa Kim and husband, Jim Tate, Rob and wife, Lori Gilliam, Tammy and husband, Bruce Howlett, grandson, Donivan Rhoton; great-grandchildren, Kennedy Rebecca Gilliam and Jessica S. McCord; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Gordon Farris will be the soloist.

Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Dr. Gerald Gilbert.

Memorials may be made to the Victory Baptist Church, 1932 Fairview Avenue, Kingsport, and The Father's House.

Pallbearers will be Jim Tate, Kemper Million, Jimmy Rhoton, Donivan Rhoton, Clyde Good, Wayne Hilton and Emmett Good.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rhea Starnes, Charles Stringer, Marian Hand, Woodrow Gilley, Rob Gilliam, Bruce Howlett, and in memory of A.Y. McCrary.

Gray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Loyd Rhoton

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Loyd Rhoton, 85, Route 1, entered into rest Saturday (July 15, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born June 15, 1915 in Russell County, Va., he was a son of the late Harrison and Mary Grace Rhoton Kerns.

Mr. Rhoton was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Bishop Memorial Baptist Church. He retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Elizabeth Darnell Rhoton; one brother, Kyle Rhoton; one granddaughter, Connie Elaine Ramey; and two grandsons, Tony Lee and Ricky Ray Rhoton.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, James and Mary Tipton, Duffield, Va., Kyle and Stella Ramey, Larry and Peggy Jones, both of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Lee and Clyde Emma Rhoton, Ft. Blackmore, Va., grandchildren, Larry Tipton, Scotty Tipton, Paula Gilliam, Brigitte Hillman, Michael Jones, Brian Jones, Chris Rhoton, Sheila Darnell and Cynthia Sexton; 18 great-grandchildren; and two special friends, Edna Ramey, Castlewood, Va., and Ellen Snavely, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Willie Ashworth and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating. Music will be provided by the Moccasin Gap Quartet.

Burial will follow in Craft Cemetery, Hill Station, Va.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Great-grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. Granddaughters and great-granddaughters will serve as flower girls.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lula (Sloan) Rhoton

GATE CITY, Va. - Lula Sloan Rhoton , 83, departed this life Wednesday evening (March 22, 2000) at her residence.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hicklan Rhoton in 1995; and her parents, Patton and Alice Watts Sloan.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Peggy) Brotherton, Kingsport and Mrs. Virgil (Connie) Sampson, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Larry M. and Kathy Rhoton , Kingsport; two granddaughters, Gina S. Fuller and Hollie Brooks; a grandson, Matthew Brotherton; a great-grandchild, Katelyn Elizabeth Fuller; and a sister, Gertrude Miller, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roc Collins officiating. Music will be provided by John Daniels.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 97, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mabel Hattie (Claman) Rhoton

KINGSPORT - Mabel Claman Rhoton went to be with her Lord in her heavenly home Saturday afternoon ( May 5, 2001 ) at Wexford House after an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County ( Kingsport ) and a descendant of the Claman family, who were pioneers in the Bloomingdale area of Sullivan County .

She was a member of Cedar Grove Home Demonstration Club for over 50 years. She was an active member of Cedar Grove PTA and Girl Scout Troops.

She was a charter member of Harmony Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Rhoton, in 1993; parents, Samuel C. Claman and Alice Jayne Claman; one brother, J.C. Claman.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Duane (Rhoton) Hood and R.C. Hood, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Anita J. Hood, Kingsport, and Robert A. Hood and wife, Lorie, Kingsport; four great-grandchildren, Florica Hood, Jackson Hood, Lauren Hood and Holly Hood, all of Kingsport; one niece and two nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Guy Tilley, the Rev. Bill Porter and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Maggie Lola (McDavid) Rhoton

GATE CITY , Va. — Maggie Lola Rhoton, 96, passed away Sunday, (Nov. 18, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Maggie was born in Gate City on June 25, 1911 and had lived in Scott County her entire life. She was a homemaker. Maggie was a beloved mother and grandmother who gave generously of herself and loved everyone unconditionally. She was a very proud great grandmother to 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Kay Rhoton; her children, Bennie Kay Rhoton, Sandra Lee (Rhoton) McConnell and James William “J.B.” and Dot Rhoton; her parents, Jeannie and Ing McDavid; brothers, James Audley McDavid, Homer Allen McDavid; sisters, Mae McDavid and Minnie M. Hensley; son-in-law, Don Flanary.

She is survived by her children, Judy R. Flanary; son, Roy D. “Butch” Rhoton and wife, Judy Russ Rhoton; grandchildren, Tim and Cindy Rhoton, Kenneth and Michelle Rhoton, Michelle Flanary, Bart and Kathleen McConnell, Cathy and Scott Ellington, Kip and Judy Rhoton, Cory and Darlene Rhoton, Paula and Chris Bowden, Steve and Rhonda Rhoton; sisters, Maxie M. Marcum, June M. Corley and Mary M. Winegar; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Cemetery in the Daniel Boone community of Scott County .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Maggie Retta Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Maggie Retta Rhoton , 93, died Tuesday (March 17, 1998) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lingering illness.

She was born in Clinchport where she spent her entire life before becoming a resident of Brookhaven Health Care Center in Kingsport two years ago. She was the daughter of the late Isaac Floyd and Mary Elizabeth Falin Rhoton .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elmer (Mildred) Kindle, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and a very special great-nephew, Carl Qualls Jr.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Garland and the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating. Music will be provided by the Dishner Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Rhoton Family Cemetery near Clinchport, Va.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Rhoton , Odas Qualls, James Carter, Coy Kindle, Harry Rhoton , Burley Sloan, Cecil Rhoton and Norman Sloan.

Kingsport Times-News
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Marcella (Clendenin) Rhoton

CHURCH HILL - Marcella C. Rhoton, 57, entered into rest Friday (Nov. 12, 2004) at her residence with her family at her side.

She was born July 30, 1947 in Scott County, Va., to the late Thomas "Tommy" Clendenin and Georgia Neeley Clendenin.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Frances Rhoton.

Survivors include her husband, Harrison Rhoton, Church Hill; two daughters and son-in-law, Iva Jean Collins, Pennington Gap, Va., Georgette and Will Simpson, Church Hill; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Jim Bledsoe, Kingsport, Reba Clendenin, Clinchport, Va., Lulia and Charles Maine, Wise, Va. and Della Smith, Richmond, Va.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Gertrude Neeley, Keokee, Va., Thomas and Michelle Clendenin, Clinchport, Va., B.A. and Karen Clendenin, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Corkey and Tina Clendenin, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Jasmine and Diamond McNew and LaKeisha Simpson; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Barbara Mann, Dennis Sweeney, Mary and Glen Simpson and Keith Carr. Mrs. Rhoton left a host of friends and loved ones.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and at the residence of Georgette and Will Simpson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Purchase Ridge Church, Fairview Community with Rev. Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Cecil Clendenin Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be brothers and friends, Thomas Clendenin, B.A. Clendenin, Leonard Neeley, Corkey Clendenin, Keith Carr and Dennis Sweeney.

Honorary pallbearers will be Will Simpson, Glen Simpson and Jimmy Bledsoe.

Contributions may be made to the family, 151 Glendale Drive, Church Hill, TN 37642, to help with funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marvin K. Rhoton

KINGSPORT - Marvin K. Rhoton, 93, went peacefully to sleep in the arms of Jesus Thursday (Jan. 27, 2005).

He was born in Scott County on May 24, 1911 to the late William (Bill) and Rebecca Bishop Rhoton.

Marvin was retired from Bays Mountain Construction Company in Kingsport in 1975. He was a farmer by heart and made his families living from the soil of the lands during his early married life. He was a member of Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267 A.F and A.M. for 54 years.

He professed faith in Christ many years ago. He was a member and served as a deacon of Walnut Chapel Church for several years. He attended church as long as his health permitted.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virgie Clendenin Rhoton; daughter, Laura Kate Rhoton; son, Ulyes Rhoton; granddaughter, Connie Sue Rhoton; grandson, Tony Michael Rhoton; sisters, Emily Tomlinson and Amanda Rhoton; brothers, Mesby, Millard and Clarence Rhoton.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Charlotte Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Edward Qualls, Clinchport, Va., Rebecca Jones, Kingsport, Darlene and Donald Castle, Kingsport; granddaughters and husbands, Peggy and Forrest Giles, Barbara and Johnny Baker; grandsons and wives, Donnie and Susan, David and Karen, Danny and Cathy Qualls, Shannon and Lora Castle and Michael Rhoton; step-grandsons, Jessee and Dewayne Montgomery; great-granddaughters, Amy Giles, Amanda (Barry) Wolfe and Adrian Qualls; great-grandsons, Mark Giles, Joe, Adam and Wesley Qualls, Jason and Josh (Tabby) France; step-grandson, T.J. Barker; step great-great granddaughter, Emilie; several nieces and nephews; very special caregivers, Barbie, Nancy, Terry and Judy; his many faithful devoted friends which were such a blessing to him and a great host of other friends.

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

Masonic services will be at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charles Rhoton and Elder Gerald Hopkins officiating.

Music will be provided by Billy Gibson, Wanda Lawson and the Hood Family.

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

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Qualls, Donald Castle, Carl Cassell, George Bradley and Jack Hayes.

Kingsport Times-News

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Mary Agnes (Lane) Rhoton

July 28, 1932 - February 7, 2014

Mary L. Rhoton, 81, of Daniel Boone community, went to be with the Lord (Friday February 7th, 2014) at the home of her son.

She was born and has lived most of her life in Scott County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Harold Rhoton; one brother, Harlan Lane; two sisters, Sheryl Stokes and Nell Lane.

She is survived by her three sons, Mike Rhoton and wife Sandra, Greg Rhoton and wife Sherrie and Tracy Rhoton; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; one sister, Edna Carico and husband Lesie; three nieces and two nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Monday (February 10th, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

A graveside service will be at 11am Tuesday (February 11th, 2014) at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Powers, Shannon Rhoton, Benjamin Cody Hill, Shawn Rhoton, Gary Walters and Larry Bartlett.

Special thanks to Darlene Walters and Sherry Bartlett for all they’ve done.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family toward their expenses.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Melinda (Farley) Rhoton

WHITE PINE, Tenn. - Melinda Farley Rhoton, 49, 2240 Carmichael Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Aug. 1, 2004) at her home.

She was born in Sullivan County and lived most of her life in Tennessee. She was a member of Omega Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Creed Farley; brother, Larry Farley; grandparents, Fred B. and B. Elizabeth Dickerson, John and Mellie Farley; niece, Regina Kay Skeens.

Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Danny Joe Rhoton; daughter, Martha Michelle Rhoton; mother, Vivian D. Farley, Gate City, Va.; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Paul (Sandra) Skeens and Mrs. C. Ray (Susan) Kerney, Frederick "Skip" Farley, all of Gate City, Va.; nieces and nephews, Paula Karr, Hiltons, Va., Heather Smith, Jonathan Farley, all of Gate City, Va., Jamie Kerney, North Carolina, Jeremy Farley, Texas; great-nephews and nieces, Austin Ryan Karr, Aaron Farley and Seth Smith, all of Gate City, Va., Brianna Mullins, Hiltons, Va.; godchildren, Jessica, Justin and Andrew Sutherland, Crockett and Jake Henderson, all of White Pine, Tenn.

Services were held at Omega Baptist Church on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Jefferson City Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City.

In memory of Melinda Rhoton, contributions may be made to Omega Baptist Church, 1120 Phillips Road, White Pine, Tenn. 37890.

Courtesy of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Marcella (Clendenin) Rhoton

CHURCH HILL - Marcella C. Rhoton, 57, entered into rest Friday (Nov. 12, 2004) at her residence with her family at her side.

She was born July 30, 1947 in Scott County, Va., to the late Thomas "Tommy" Clendenin and Georgia Neeley Clendenin.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Frances Rhoton.

Survivors include her husband, Harrison Rhoton, Church Hill; two daughters and son-in-law, Iva Jean Collins, Pennington Gap, Va., Georgette and Will Simpson, Church Hill; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Jim Bledsoe, Kingsport, Reba Clendenin, Clinchport, Va., Lulia and Charles Maine, Wise, Va. and Della Smith, Richmond, Va.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Gertrude Neeley, Keokee, Va., Thomas and Michelle Clendenin, Clinchport, Va., B.A. and Karen Clendenin, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Corkey and Tina Clendenin, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Jasmine and Diamond McNew and LaKeisha Simpson; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Barbara Mann, Dennis Sweeney, Mary and Glen Simpson and Keith Carr. Mrs. Rhoton left a host of friends and loved ones.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and at the residence of Georgette and Will Simpson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Purchase Ridge Church, Fairview Community with Rev. Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Cecil Clendenin Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be brothers and friends, Thomas Clendenin, B.A. Clendenin, Leonard Neeley, Corkey Clendenin, Keith Carr and Dennis Sweeney.

Honorary pallbearers will be Will Simpson, Glen Simpson and Jimmy Bledsoe.

Contributions may be made to the family, 151 Glendale Drive, Church Hill, TN 37642, to help with funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
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Nannie Ellen (Adams) Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Nannie Ellen Adams Rhoton , 90, Route 2, died Tuesday (April 6, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she was born Feb. 19, 1909 in Clinchport to the late Andy Lee and Rachel Rhoton Adams. She was united in marriage to James Mitchell Rhoton who died March 8, 1975. Mrs. Rhoton was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. She attended Wolfe Church and Grit Hill Church.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Gilbert Lee Rhoton (1947); two grandsons; and two granddaughters.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and the late Delma Parker, Kingsport, Betty and Douglas Cooper, Surgoinsville, Lois and Earl Hood, Gate City, Va., Nell and Bob Johnson, Bridgewater, Va., Barbara and Charles Bishop, Weber City, Va., Ellen and Larry Jones, Clinchport, Va.; stepdaughter, Ruby Head, Clinchport, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, James (J.M.) and Marie Rhoton , Clinchport, Va., Audley and Patsy Rhoton , Gate City, Va., Ed and Teresa Rhoton , Church Hill, Wayne and Linda Rhoton , Gate City, Va., Delmer and Denesa Rhoton , Clinchport, Va.; 12 grandsons; 11 granddaughters; 19 great-grandchildren; a stepgrandson, Jerry Head; a sister, Geneva Kindle, Kingsport; brother, Lofty Adams, Newport, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Rhoton Cemetery, Clinchport, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons. Granddaughters will be flower girls.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Riner, Buck Riner, Kenneth Riner and Lewis Roop.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Nannie Hazel (Carter) Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Nannie Hazel Rhoton, 76, entered into rest Monday (March 15, 2004) at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she was a member of Freewill Baptist Church of Clinchport, Va.

She was born April 14, 1927 to the late Marion and Mandie Babb Carter.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter and an infant son; and brother, Will Carter.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Earnest H. Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; sister, Laura Darnell, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brother, Roy Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eckel Herron and the Rev. Gene Stallard.

Music will be provided by The Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hill Station Cemetery, Hill Station community. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
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Opal Bernice (McCloud) Rhoton

Opal Bernice McCloud Rhoton, 84, of Duffield passed away on Sunday morning (August 15, 2010) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Floyd County, Kentucky and resided the majority of her life in Southwest Virginia. Opal was the former owner of Gate City Discount. She was a member of Gate City Rebekah Lodge # 86 where she was as past Noble Grand. Mrs. Rhoton was a member of Kaylor’s Chapel Baptist Church. Opal loved to cook, sew & especially loved to take care of her husband of 67 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Rhoton in May of 2009; her parents, Mack & Nealie McCloud; her brothers-in-law, Eddie Caudill & Eugene Bowen.

Opal Rhoton is survived by her sisters, Betty Jean Caudill, Anna Jo Bowen, Ella Lee Matthews & her husband, Howard, Rhoda Catherine Langley & her husband, Ted, Lana Venable & her husband, Jerry; brothers, Malcolm R. McCloud & his wife, Sue, James Phillip McCloud, Larry Stanley McCloud & his wife, Della along with several nieces and nephews. Special thanks goes out to her wonderful caregivers, Sue Lawson, Liz Johnson, Faye McNew, Remy Stidham, Daisy Elkins & Susie Wallen.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (August 18, 2010) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the sister, Lana Venable.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday (August 18, 2010) at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Lambert officiating. Music will be provided by Kaylor’s Chapel Quartet.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Holston View Cemetery with Jerry Venable, Justin Venable, Max Angell, Jimmy Williams & Norman Sloan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Malcolm Ray McCloud, James Philip McCloud & Larry Stanley McCloud.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kaylor’s Chapel Baptist Church, c/o James DeBoard, 130 Thornburg Drive, Duffield, Virginia 24244.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ora Lee (Barnett) Rhoton

Ora Lee Barnett Rhoton , 84, Kingsport, died Sunday evening (Feb. 8, 1998) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County (Clinchport), Va., she was a retired homemaker and a member of Midfield Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late, Thomas E. and Isabell Duncan Barnett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband of 65 years, James H. Rhoton (April 10, 1997); a son-in-law; a sister, Rosa Sloan (Feb. 6, 1998); three other sisters and five brothers.

Surviving are four daughters, Jewell Boysworth, Lake City, Fla., Sue Berry, Larmar, S.C., Mrs. Bob (Jessie) Cloud, of Kingsport, and Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Cox, Durham, N.C.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Luther Barnett, of Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. Denver (Cora Nell) Miller, of Kingsport; a special nephew, Charles Gibson, of Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bobby Olterman and the Rev. Ray Garland officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Phyllis Irene ( Taylor ) Rhoton

KINGSPORT - Phyllis Irene Taylor Rhoton , 70, died Monday ( Feb. 14, 2000 ) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. on June 4, 1929 , she was employed with Holston Valley Medical Center in the housekeeping department. Mrs. Rhoton was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Richard Rhoton , April 3, 1979; son, Ronnie Dale Rhoton ; father, Kyle P. Taylor; and brothers, J. Fred Taylor and Joe Taylor.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Jerlene) Blix, Gate City , Va. , and Carolyn White, Kingsport ; grandchildren, Heath Horne and Travis Ashworth; mother, Maudella Lane Taylor ; sisters, Marie Wallen and Billie Tipton, both of Kingsport and Lois Prince, Nashville , Tenn. ; brothers, Tommy Taylor, Gate City , Va. , and Jerry Taylor, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and at the residence of a daughter, Jerlene Blix, 224 Spring Valley Circle .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be co-workers: Bill Schaffer, Gary Pierson, Tom Absher, Randy Sluss, Jerry McReynolds, James Sulton and Joey Fields. The family will meet at 11:30 at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol , Tenn. 37620 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Rebecca Ellen (Rhoton) Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Rebecca Ellen Rhoton, 81, Route 3, Clinchport, Va., Purchase Community died Monday (Sept. 23, 1991) at her residence after an extended illness.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and attended Red Hill Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Rhoton, her parents, William and Laura Lane Rhoton, two brothers Howard Rhoton and Lee Rhoton, and a grandson, Ronnie Powers.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Ruby Belle) Matney, Duffield, Va. and Mrs. Ronald (Nancy Ruth) Powers, Clinchport, Va.; three sons, Emory Lee Rhoton and Ralph Rhoton, both of Kingsport, and the Rev. Charles C. Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lulie Neeley, Clinchport, Va., Gertrude McDavid, Gate City, Va., and Mary Qualls, Blackwater, Va.; three half-sisters, Monnie Gibson and Loudema Hensley, both of Gate City, Va., and Geneva Lane, Clinchport; three brothers, John Rhoton and Curtis Rhoton, both of Clinchport, Va., and Fred Rhoton, Church Hill.

Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Nancy Powers at any time.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Robert Lee Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Robert Lee Rhoton, 81, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Wise County, Va., and was retired from Blacks Plumbing and Heating. He was a member of the Brick Church and the last survivor of the Brick Church Quartet.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Venus C. Rhoton; son, Lenny Dale Rhoton; grandson, Roy Anthony Hammonds; parents, Floyd Milton and Hattie Shupe Rhoton; brothers, Elmer Rhoton, Fred Rhoton, George Rhoton and Ed Rhoton.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Mae Lawson Rhoton; daughters, Doris Linda Gotts and husband Donald, Duffield, Va., Loretta Cobb, Duffield, Va.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Hill Chapel Quartet.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Roach, Roger Herron, Rick Holland, Rick Swanson, Billy Eldridge and Donald Gotts.

Graveside Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to thank Mountain Region Home Health in Duffield and Barbara Summey for all they did through at his illness.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rosa Mae (Lawson) Rhoton

DUFFIELD, Va. — Mrs. Rosa Mae Rhoton, 70, Duffield, Va., passed away on Wednesday (May 14, 2008) at Brookhaven Manor.

Mrs. Rhoton was born in Scott County, Va. on April 17, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Rosie Bell Lawson Johnson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Rhoton and one great-great-nephew, Dalton Joseph Hamilton.

Surviving are her daughter, Loretta Cobb, Kingsport; and two sisters, Teresa Waddell and husband, Jim, Kingsport and Betty S. Russell, Kingsport; special niece, Elizabeth Holt and husband, Allan; one nephew, Robert Mack and wife, Beth; two great-nephews, Charles J "CJ" Hamilton and Joseph Mack; one great-great-nephew, Dakota Hamilton.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kyle Akers officiating. Living Proof Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Adams Cemetery, Duffield, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rufus Nelson Rhoton

ROGERSVILLE — Rufus Nelson Rhoton, 66, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord on Friday morning (Nov. 21, 2008) at his home.
He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Rogersville VFW Post # 9543. He was a member of the American Legion # 21 and Disabled American Veterans # 59. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and friend and will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Faye Housewright Rhoton; and father, Rufus Sidney Rhoton.
He is survived by his mother, Mildred Painter of Tazewell; sister, Linda Fritzpatrick of Tazewell; two sons, Sidney Rhoton and wife, Sandra Peters Rhoton of Weber City and Wesley Rhoton and wife, Jennifer Jones Rhoton of Rogersville; two daughters, Carla Rhoton Wood and Heather Pickel and husband, John of Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ashley Brooke Davis, Kathryn Grace Rhoton, Madison Faye Rhoton, Cynthia Annalise Rhoton and Seth Trent Rhoton; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Darryl Housewright officiating.
Following the funeral services the Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard will conduct military graveside honors at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruth (Rhoton) Rhoton

Duffield, VA - Ruth Rhoton, 76, Duffield, VA went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Brian Center, Weber City, VA.

Mrs. Rhoton was born in Scott County, VA on April 28, 1935, the daughter of the late James Howard and Bonnie Vanzant Rhoton.

In addition to her parents, her husband of 55 years, James W. Rhoton, grandson, Mark Hensley and great granddaughter, Emily Akers preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Orndorff and husband, Allan, Renick, W.VA and Sandy Luna and husband, Frank, Chesterfield, VA; son, Ricky Rhoton and wife, Patsy, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Brittany Rhoton, Michael Hensley, James Luna, and Travis Akers; great grandchildren, Brady Hensley, Cory Hensley, Katlin Akers, Mattie Hunley, and Sophie Akers; twin sister, Ruby Robinette, Blackwater, VA, sisters, Suella Bledsoe, Kingsport, TN, Madge Gilliam, Hiltons, VA, Nell Rhoton, Kingsport, TN, and Diane Pittman, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Jay Rhoton, NC, Jack Rhoton, Kingsport, TN, and David Rhoton, Blackwater, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Ricky Rhoton. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Johnny Duncan, Rev. Bill Tignor, and Rev. Tim Morelock officiating. The Ferrymen will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Free Cemetery, Natural Tunnel, VA. Grandsons and Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family would like to convey their special thanks to the staff of the Brian Center; and to the sisters and brothers, the children would like to express their appreciation for the devotion and time shown to their mother.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ruth Rhoton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Tony Lee Rhoton

CHURCH HILL — Tony Lee Rhoton, 42, of Church Hill, went home to be with his Heavenly Father early Saturday morning ( Oct. 30, 2010 ) at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He had lived in Scott County the majority of his life. Tony was a foreman and quality control manager for many years who traveled throughout the United States . He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas “Jimmy” Rhoton; maternal grandparents, Kelly J. and Lovely Hammonds; paternal grandparents, Andy Lee and Lizzie Rhoton; along with several aunts and uncles.

Tony Rhoton is survived by his children, Kellie Nichole Rhoton and Cody Lee Rhoton, both of Yuma, Va.; mother, Willie Jean Rhoton, Gate City, Va.; a sister, Judy Moles and husband, Carl, Church Hill; his companion, Maxine Wallen, Church Hill, ; aunts, Minnie Bell Hensley and Linda Rhoton; a special cousin, Carolyn Graham; his very special cat, “Smoke”.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Scott County Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by the Ferrymen Quartet.

A visitation will follow the service or friends may also call anytime the residence of the sister or at the residence of the mother.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Rollins Family Cemetery with friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Venus Carol (Roberts) Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Venus Carol Roberts Rhoton , 77, Rt. 3, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday (March 22, 1998) at her residence.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; her parents, George Washington and Addie Frazier Roberts; two sisters, Ethel Wallen and Martha Bishop; and four brothers, Martin Roberts, Ike Roberts, Oliver Roberts and Ray Roberts.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Lee Rhoton , Clinchport, Va.; a daughter, Doris Linda Eldridge, Cullman, Ala.; a son, Lenny Dale Rhoton , Lebanon, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Della Mae Stacey, Norwalk, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 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 with the Rev. Jimmy Combs and the Rev. Tim Rhoton officiating. Music will be provided by Natural Tunnel Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be Dale Rhoton , Billy Joe Eldridge, Jason Miller, Ray Roach, David Dishner and David Berry.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia “Greene” Rhoton

Virginia G. Rhoton, 93, passed away on Tuesday morning, August 24, 2010, at her home after a brief illness.

She was born on March 6, 1917, in Altamont, North Carolina, to Joseph A. Sr. and Cozie Carpenter Greene. She grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. After graduating high school, she attended Radford State Teachers College, and began her teaching career in Wise County. She married Eugene H. Rhoton and they made their home in Clinchport, Virginia. After the flood of 1977, they moved to Church Hill, Tennessee.

Virginia was retired from the Scott County School System; she taught for many years at Clinchport Elementary School. She was a member of the Ketron Memorial Methodist Church, and taught Sunday school for several years. She enjoyed reading and working in her flower garden. Above all else, she loved God and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant triplets (two daughters and a son); her husband of 58 years, Eugene H. Rhoton; her sisters, Mary McKinney and Dorothy Gwaldis; and her brother, Joseph A. Greene.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Harold Egan, of Kingsport; granddaughter, Elaine Egan of Sparta, TN; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Eric and Sarah Egan of Kingsport; great-granddaughter, Alissa Egan of Kingsport; step great-granddaughter, Ashli Bujak of Kingsport; and special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, E.J. and Nell Rhoton of Clinchport, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation hours are from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, at the Carter-Trent/ Scott County Funeral Home and any time at the home of her daughter.

The funeral services will be held at 3 pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Lane, officiating. Music will be provided by Mary Ruth Richard and Melanie Karns.

She will be laid to rest in Holston View Cemetery immediately following the services. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P. O. Box 2280, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Virginia's family gives heartfelt thanks for the care she received from Dr. Aaron Metcalf and her companions, Juanita McClellan, Elizabeth Ketron and Anna McClellan.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Wayne Franklin Rhoton

SURGOINSVILLE - Wayne Franklin Rhoton, 52, of Surgoinsville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening (June 21, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

He was born in Hawkins County where he had spent the majority of his life. He served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army.

He retired from Holliston Mills after 30 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Everett Rhoton.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Rhoton, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Larry Dingus, Rogersville; one son, Travis Rhoton, of the home; his mother, Euna Carter Rhoton, Surgoinsville; two grandchildren, Nikolas Dingus and Alyssa Dingus; four sisters, Beulah Cox, Blountville, Evelyn Brown, Ark, Va., Wilma Price and Rita Chess, both of Surgoinsville; five brothers, Lowell Rhoton and Glenn Rhoton, both of Surgoinsville, Harold Rhoton, Rogersville, Michael Rhoton and David Rhoton, both of Surgoinsville; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill and anytime at the residence of Creed Lawson, 1956 Carters Valley Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns and Pastor Leon Barrett officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lawson Family Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Willard Dedrick Rhoton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Willard Dedrick Rhoton, 68, Route 4, Clinchport, Va., died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a retired employee with the City of Kingpsort. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elizabeth Darnell Rhoton.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie B. Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; six daughters, Annlee Warren and Judy Howington, both of Gate City, Va., Polly Harrill, Georgia Cooper and Berneic Jones, all of Madisonville and Janet Hilton, Fairview, Va.; six sons, Ramond Rhoton, Church Hill, James Rhoton, Clairmont, N.C., Danny Rhoton, White Pine, Charles Rhoton, Chesnut Hill, Jackie Rhoton, Clinchport, Va. and Billy Rhoton, Kingpsort; 24 grandchildren; one sister, Helen Sweeney, Dungannon, Va.; four brothers, Roosevelt "Munk" Rhoton, Gate City, Va. Gene Rhoton. Lynn Garden, Earnest Rhoton, Hurtchess Ridge, Va. and Bill Rhoton, Kokomo, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Duffield Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Janet Hilton, Fairview, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

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

Burial will be in Good Cemetery, Fairview community.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wrightly Junior Rhoton

Wrightly Junior Rhoton, 82, Gate City, VA (Manville community) went to be with the Lord, Friday, January 3, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Rhoton was a lifelong resident of Gate City and was of the Baptist faith. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1959. He worked at Foote Mineral Company, Bays Mountain Construction Company and retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1987 after 28 years of service.

He was born on May 15, 1931 to the late Dan and Laura Darnell Rhoton.

In addition to his parents, his sisters, Betty Bishop and Pauline Jones; nephew, Wayne Poe; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lorn and Mae Musick Ervin; brother-in-law, Harry Ervin; and sister-in-law, Patsy Carter preceded him in death.

Wrightly was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed doing things for his family and taking care of them and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucille Ervin Rhoton, Gate City, VA; daughters, Kathy Smith and husband, Dale, Patricia Frazier and husband, Lester, grandchildren, Justin Smith and wife, Michele, Rusty Smith and companion, Lori Fields, Jamie Frazier and companion, Trevor Bishop, and Mark Frazier; his great grandchildren, Jacob Darnell, Rhiannon Bishop, Brooklyn Smith, Bryson Smith, Brayden Smith, Cole Smith, and Hayden Smith; sister, Barbara Dishner, brother-in-law, Coy Jones; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Danny Sykes and Brother Justin Smith officiating. Lisa Quillen and the Oak Glen Singers will provide the music.

Military Graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

Rusty Smith, Mark Frazier, Jack Jones, Jacob Darnell, Lester Frazier, Danny Poe, and Greg Dishner will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Bryan Arnette, Dr. Fadi Abu-Shanhin, Dr. Eric Schwartz, the nurses and staff on the 6th floor of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, and to the nurses and staff on the 3rd floor of Wilcox Hall for their care of our loved one during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the charity of your choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wrightly Rhoton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

 

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