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Scott County, Virginia

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Mary Belle (Dockery) Richard

Nov 20, 1899 – May 29, 1999

Mary Belle Dockery Richard, 99, died late Saturday afternoon (May 29, 1999) at Brookhaven Health Care.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and moved to Kingsport at an early age.

She worked for the Kingsport Press years ago and later retired from the Sullivan County School Systems, where she was employed by Belleridge Elementary School as the Cafeteria Manager.

She was a charter member of State Line Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Richard; one son, Ronald Hicks; her parents Monroe Dockery and Awilda Gibson Dockery; two sisters and seven brothers.

Surviving one sister, Vaba Jones, Clearwater, Fla., several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Tuesday, June 1, 1999, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor, Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Burial will be in the Morrison City Church Cemetery.

Music will be provided by the McGlothlin Quartet.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News via findagrave.com Memorial #124315067

Submitted by Don Lane

Bruce Graham Richardson

JONESBOROUGH — Bruce Graham Richardson, 68, Harmony community, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2007) at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in the Cherokee community of Washington County, Tenn. to the late Earl K. and Edna Taylor Richardson.
He was a graduate of Lamar High School and also attended several technical schools. Bruce was a former employee of North Electric in Gray, Tenn., and retired from Phillips/Five Rivers in Greeneville, Tenn. After retirement he worked for the U.S. Forestry service. He was a former volunteer for Gray Rescue Squad for many years and was a volunteer at Bays Mountain Homestead Museum. His hobbies included hiking and woodworking and was an active member of the Johnson City Hiking Club and Greeneville Hiking Club. Bruce was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and several aunts and uncles.
Surviving are his wife, Jewel Davidson Richardson of the home; a daughter, Lisa Gray and husband, George Jr. of Jonesborough; a special granddaughter, Lindsey Gray Harris and husband, Justin, Kingsport; a special grandson, Landon Gray of Jonesborough; a step-granddaughter, Tonya Gray, Kingsport; a step-great-grandson, Connor Gray, Kingsport; two brothers, Luther Richardson and wife, Patricia of Newport News, Va., Glen Richardson and wife, Drema of Mountain City, Tenn.; one sister, Kona Auman, Greeneville, Tenn.; aunts, Marie Harvey, Marian Shew, and Alice Taylor; a special niece, Gail Hulse; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the original sanctuary of Harmony Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church with Pastor Steve Pate officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Leon Cox, Chuck Reece, Bill P. Bacon, Bill Harris, Bill Robbins, David Baskette, Don Short and Dennis Robbins.
Donations may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1162 Harmony Road, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Bruce Richardson.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Wayne “Bill” Richardson

Dec 6, 1935 – Jun 15, 2011

William (Bill) Richardson, age 75, went home to be with his Lord on June 15, 2011 after a brief, but valiant bout with cancer. He was born in Hawkins County and graduated from McDonald School where he was president of the senior class of 1954. Bill served in the United State Marine Corps and earned the rank of Staff Sgt. He retired as an outstanding agent with Allstate Insurance after 33 years. He was a member of Manley Baptist church and served as a past chairman of the deacons. Bill was also a Gideon. Most importantly Bill strived to live a life that reflected God. His mottos were "Walk the walk" and "Semper Fi!" He was known for his integrity, gentleness and faithfulness. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Margaret Richardson; brothers, H.E., Fred and Pete. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 54 years, Norma Clemmons Richardson; children, Mike and Cathy Morgan Richardson, Ed and Lea Anna Richardson Miller; grandchildren, Channing and Kristen Silver Richardson. Kaylan Richardson, Matt Miller, Luke Miller and Ali Miller; great grandson and Gramp's Little Buddy, Cade Michael Richardson; sister-in-law, Sissy Clemmons; niece, Laura Clemmons Patterson and husband Ronnie of Seymour and special grand niece Emmalee Grace Patterson; nephew and wife, Gary and Gwen Richardson, niece and husband, Monique Richardson Durst and Wade of Ohio and nephew and wife, John and Sharon Richardson and niece Kathy Richardson of Minnesota.

Funeral services were June 17, 2011 at Manley Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Emmert officiating and Rev. Glen Starnes assisting. Military graveside services were held , June 18, 2011 in Hamblen Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Manley Baptist Church 3603 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy. Morristown, TN 37814.

Knoxville News Sentinel on June 17, 2011 via findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John A. Richmond Jr.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - John A. Richmond Jr., 70, died Monday (June 23, 2003) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., after an illness.

Born in Quantico, Va., he was a son of the late John A. Richmond Sr. and Ruth Irene Orr Richmond. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Irene Dishner Richmond of Ellicott City, Md.; sister, Dorothy R. Nevitt; mother-in-law, Marie Dishner; brothers-in-law, Samuel Dishner, Charles Dishner and Kenneth Dishner; sister-in-law, Mildred Driver.

Committal services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the McKinney-Carter Cemetery with the Rev. David Dillon officiating.

Music will be provided by Tara Dillon.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. today for procession to the cemetery.

The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village is serving the Richmond family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline (Broadwater) Richmond

WEBER CITY, Va. - Pauline Broadwater Richmond, 88, entered into rest on Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City.

Mrs. Richmond was born April 23, 1912 at Murphy, N.C. She was a faithful member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and retired from the Scott County School Systems in 1977.

She was the daughter of the late William A. and Clara McConnell Broadwater.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, E. Hagan Richmond; two brothers, William M. (Bill) Broadwater and Charles Broadwater; and one sister, Jacqueline Quillen.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Hagan (Eddie) Jr. and Peggy Richmond, Gate City, Va., and William F. (Bill) and Joyce Richmond, Greeneville; four sisters, Kate B. Addington, Fannie B. Repass, and Jo B. Bledsoe, all of Gate City, Va., and Ruth B. Carter, Kingsport; three brothers, B.J. Broadwater, James L. Broadwater, Riley F. Broadwater, all of Gate City, Va.; two grandchildren, Gregory Emmett Richmond and Edward Hagan Richmond, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Gate City United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.

Music will be provided by Jim Belt Baker and Carolyn McPherson.

Graveside services will be conducted at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., following the service.

Pallbearers will be Mark McArthur, Hagan Richmond III, Greg Richmond, Randy Merritt, Robert Barker, Woody Newman, Henry "Bucky" Clabaugh, Wayne Hammonds.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Loggans, Ronald Bellamy, Bill Draper and George C. Carter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Roberta Alice (Sutton) Richmond

Mrs. Roberta Alice Richmond, 95, Decatur, Ala., died Dec. 20 [1987] at Decatur General Hospital, Decatur, Ala.

A native of Russell County, Va., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter A. Richmond.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Woodbery, Decatur, Ala.; one granddaughter; and one brother, Charlie B. Sutton, Lebanon, Va.

Services were conducted at the  Gate City Funeral Home in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Harless officiating.

Burial was in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Carl Richard Riddle Sr.

BLUFF CITY - Carl R. Riddle, Sr., age 79, of Bluff City, slipped quietly into the night on Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007) at the V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II. He retired from the dairy industry, having worked for both Pet and Flav-O-Rich with a total of 50 years service.

He was the son of the late Byrd Riddle and Bertie Hutton Riddle.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Hope Riddle; a son, Carl R. "Rick" Riddle, Jr.; and his only brother, Roy B. Riddle.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joyce Quillen Riddle; two daughters, Robin R. Ammann, of the home and Susan "DeeDee" Widener and husband, Dennis, of Blountville; three grandchildren, Jared Matthew Riddle of Bristol, Tenn., and Margaret Elizabeth "Meg" Widener and Corey Shane Widener of Blountville; two nieces and one nephew; and a very special sister-in-law, Dorothy Q. Bledsoe of Kingsport.

It was Carl's wish that there be no funeral. A private committal will be held at a later date in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Those who wish may call anytime at the home, 248 Sycamore Dr., Bluff City.

Information courtesy of Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Mack Riddle

KINGSPORT - James Mack Riddle , 86, 1312 Dupont Drive, died Thursday (Oct. 28, 1999) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 26, 1913 in Linden, Va., and spent his early years in Appalachia, Va., relocating to Kingsport in 1928. He was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church. Mr. Riddle retired in 1973 from Eastman Kodak after 40 years of service. He served five years in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3, D.A.V. and V.F.W. For 45 years, known as Mr. Fourth of July, he had been chairman of the Fourth of July Parade in Kingsport and was dedicated to patriotism and love of Kingsport and country. He and Frank Taylor made up the Frank and Mack Show, a comedy and variety act, which was well known for many years. He loved making people laugh and enjoyed life.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Simmerman Riddle ; his father and mother, J.S. and Floy Riddle ; his stepmother, Nannie Riddle ; three sisters, Bobbie Riddle , Nila Jones, Floy L. Vaughn; and one brother, Richard ``Peanut'' Riddle .

Surviving are his loving wife, Mamie Flanary Riddle , Kingsport; one daughter, Kathy Smith and husband, John, Surgoinsville; three sons, Jim Riddle , Richmond, Va., Tommy Riddle and wife, Kim, Kingsport, and Joe Riddle , Kingsport; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mafair United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mahan Archer and Walter Pierce officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Fourth of July Parade Committee, c/o Gordon Blessing, 1336 Wateree St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. Pallbearers will be James Snapp, D.F. (Jay) Flanary, Eddie Rhea, Gordon Blessing, Jack Egan and Fred Rogers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Lee (McClellan) Riley

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Betty Lee McClellan Riley, 72, formerly of Sullivan County, departed this life Sunday ( Oct. 13, 2002 ).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Riley; parents, Lee McClellan and Artis Tucker McClellan.

Surviving are a daughter, Kim Schieler, Louisville, Ky.; granddaughter, Ashley Galloway, Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Don McClellan, Atlanta, Ga., Jerry McClellan, Hendersonville, N.C.; an aunt, Virginia Stallard, Weber City, Va.; and an uncle, Hubert McClellan, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson Ratterman Funeral Home, Louisville , Ky.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Emma (Ramey) Riner

Emma Ramey Riner, 90, born November 10, 1918, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Norton, Virginia and spent most of her life in Kingsport, Tennessee and was a member of Ramsey Free Will Baptist Church in Norton, Virginia.

Emma was preceded in death by her loving husband and father of her children, Loyd Jacob Riner; three brothers, Rev. Jim Ramey, Clarance Ramey, Moscoe Ramey; and three sisters, Bessie Orender, Maudie Short and Lakie Baker.

Survivors include her four sons, Ralph Riner and wife Linda of Surgoinsville, Claude Riner and wife Pat, Milburn Riner and wife Kelly, and Billy Riner and wife Kathy; her daughter, Marie Moffitt and husband Larry, all of Kingsport; ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother, Dan Ramey and wife Marie of Norton, VA; a sister, Evie Greene of Norton, VA; several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, "Skooter".

The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at her home on Amber Street, Kingsport.

Funeral Services will be in the funeral home chapel at 3 pm with Rev. David Sally preaching the funeral, assisted by Emma's grandson, Rev. Billy Riner. Music will be provided by Terry Bennett.

Burial will follow in Old Kingsport Cemetery, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Larry Moffitt, Brad Riner, Dustin Riner, Tyler Riner, Russell Smith, Jason Hutchinson, Robin Draine and Rev. Billy Riner.

The family would like to thank Hospice for their wonderful care during her illness and death. They would also like to extend a special thanks to Tammy Lane.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph William Riley III

(His g-mother was a Wolfe b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Joseph William Riley, III, 64, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday (May 23, 2007).

Billy was an avid book collector and a lover of people. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph Riley, Jr. and Katharyn B. Riley, Kingsport.
The family will receive friend from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Military graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Katharyn (Bell) Riley

(Her husband was the son of Bettie Wolfe Riley who was b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Katharyn Bell Riley, 88, Kingsport, died at 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22, 2008) at her home.
She is survived by her husband, J.W. Riley, Jr. of Kingsport; one sister, Cora Evelyn Hagood of Florida; one brother, John Bell of Johnson City; an aunt, Virginia Coley of Kingsport.
It was her desire to be cremated. There will be no services.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Katharyn Riley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Mae (Osborne) Enix Riner

MORRISTOWN — Anna Mae Riner, 90, of Morristown passed away on Monday (June 22, 2009) at Life Care of Jefferson City.

She was a member of Alpha Baptist Church and attended Faith Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, loved gardening and fishing.

She was preceded in death by husband, King Riner; parents, Loring and Lillie Osborne; brothers, David, Sol, George, Wilson and Kenneth Osborne; sister, Mary Gentry, great-grandchild, Aaron James Douglas Burnett; and son-in-law Paul Quinn.

Survived by a son, Roger (Eva) Enix and daughters, Patricia Quinn and Estelle (Doug) Burnett; grandchildren, Jeffery (Pam) and Roger Jr Enix, Julie (Tony) Lineberger, Todd (Sharon) Burnett, Tracy (Dr. Matthew) Westerfield, Tony Quinn, Teresa Fillers and Pam (Cotton) Charles; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Mayes Family Services West.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Mitchell officiating.

Interment to follow in Sunderland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mayes Family Services West.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Arlie Witcher Riner

Arlie Witcher Riner, 70, of 489 Roan St. died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 11:55 a.m. Saturday [2/24/1973] after a one-year illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a former employe of the Acid Division of Tennessee Eastman Company, retiring in 1968 due to ill health. He attended Victory Baptist Church.

Survivors are: his widow, Mrs. Maude Hammond Riner; daughter, Mrs. Betty Sue Sykes of Kingsport; sons, Ernest, Fort Hood, Tex.; Arville and Bill Reed Riner, Kingsport; his step-mother, Mrs. Ethel Riner, Greenback, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Eliza Carter, Catawba, Va., Mrs. Eva Dalton, Buffalo, N. Y., and Mrs. Lilly Crawford, Knoxville; brother, Glen Riner, Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

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

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Funeral services for Arlie Witcher Riner, 70, of 189 Roan St., will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Herman Anderson and Rev. Olan Cassell officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Pfc. Bill R. Riner, Horace E. Sykes, Gene C. Hammond. Shelby D. Hammond, Marvin K. Hammond, Roger Sexton, R. L. Carpenter and Steven Cassell. The body will remain at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services to lie in state.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 25, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Emory "Everett" Riner

KINGSPORT - Brother C.E. (Everett) Riner, 76, 1067 Lloyds Chapel Road, Mount Carmel, went home to be with the Lord at 5:30 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 5, 1998).

Born in Fort Blackmore, Va., he had resided in Kingsport for a number of years before moving to Church Hill in 1959. He was self-employed as an auto body repairman.

Brother Riner had attended several local churches and was a faithful active member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Bert and Rosie Ellen Bowens Riner; two sisters, Margie Caldwell and Ollie Greer; and three brothers, Willard, Lester and Milburn Riner.

Surviving are his wife, Emer Kathleen Williams Riner, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sandra) Ball, Kingsport, Mrs. Ronnie (Marleen) Weems, Church Hill; a son, Larry Samuel Riner, Mount Carmel; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Beulah Mae Copas, Jonesborough, Billie Fay Collins, Unicoi, Suzy Robinette and Sally Churchwell, both of Kingsport; three brothers, Rev. J.C. Riner, George Bert Riner and Douglas Grady Riner, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport or anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Church Hill, with the Rev. Brad Davis, the Rev. Dean Powers and the Rev. Pat Hammonds officiating.

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

Interment will be in Mt. Mitchell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Carmel.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Emer Kathleen (Williams) Riner

MOUNT CARMEL - Emer Kathleen Riner, 79, of 1067 Lloyds Chapel Road, went to be with the Lord Wednesday night (Oct. 24, 2001) at Church Hill Healthcare & Rehab Center following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided in Hawkins County for the past 43 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. E. Riner; a son, C. E. Riner, Jr.; parents, Will and Rebecca Adams Williams; granddaughter, Misty Riner; a sister, Marie Davis; and three brothers, Josh, Howard and Clarence Williams.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Ball, Church Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Riner, Mount Carmel; five grandchildren, Amy Belcher and husband, Tony, Michelle Cradic and husband, Travis, Robin Dykes and wife, Becky, Scott Riner and wife, Tammy, Chris Dykes and wife, Libby; eight great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Willie Penley, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown. Friends may call anytime at the home of the son, 1075 Lloyds Chapel Road.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mt. Mitchell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robin Dykes, Chris Dykes, Scott Riner, Josh Dykes, Tony Belcher and Fred Churchwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Williams, Bill Tipton and Gary Tipton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

George Burt "Jug" Riner Jr.

 

KINGSPORT - G.B. "Jug" Riner, 62, Reservoir Rd., went to be with the Lord Monday morning (Jan. 20, 2003) following injuries sustained in a fall at his home Saturday.

Jug was born in the Long Island community where he lived until moving to Reservoir Road. G.B. was a self-employed brick mason.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

G B. loved life, his family and friends, and was a devoted dad and papaw.

His parents, George Bert and Rosie Ellen Bowen Riner; two sisters, Margie Caldwell and Ollie Greer; four brothers, Willard, Lester, Milburn, and Everette Riner preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Bloomer, Fall Branch, and Tammy Daugherty and husband Sid, Kingsport; son, Tim Riner and wife Melinda, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Amber and Olivia Bloomer and Zackary Daugherty and Elijah Riner; three sisters, Beulah Mae Copas, Jonesborough, Billie Fay Collins, Unicoi, and Suzy Robinette, Kingsport; two brothers, Rev. J.C. Riner, Kingsport, and Douglas Grady Riner, Kingsport; niece, Debbie Riner; and special friends, Ralph Murray and Jerry Ratliff.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or any time at the home of his son Tim, at 802 Forest Street (just off Center St.), or at 601 Spindletop Circle in Horse Creek Village.

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolen and Pastor Lester Morelock officiating.

A graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. J.C. "Jake" Riner

November 10, 1935 - October 21, 2014

Rev. J.C. “Jake” Riner, 78, Kingsport, was called home early Tuesday morning, October 21, 2014, at his home. J.C. was born in Sullivan County, TN and had lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He was an employee of AFG, retiring in the late 90’s. J.C. pastored at Long Island Evangelical Methodist Church, where he was still serving.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Bert Riner and Rosie Ellen Riner, and several brothers and sisters.

J.C. is survived by his wife, Joann Jones Riner of the home; two daughters, Rhonda Jayne and husband, Daniel of Kingsport, and Donna Collette and husband, David of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Conner, Jacob, Abbey, Chloe and Danielle; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Brae; two sisters, Mrs. Billie Riner Collins of Unicoi, TN, and Suzy Riner Robinette of Illinois; brother, Douglas Grady Riner of Kingport; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday at 11:30 am at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Ray Bledsoe and Rev. Charley Jarrett officiating.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Riner, Bowen, Craft, Neeley, Starnes, Stewart, Hill, Quillen, Carter)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Maude Ethel (Hammond) Riner

Maude Ethel Hammond Riner, 88, died Saturday (Nov. 30, 1991) at Brook Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and moved to Kingsport 58 years ago.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Artie W. Riner in 1970; and one son, Ernest P. Riner.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sonny (Betty Sue) Sykes, New Orleans, La.; two sons, Arville E. Riner and Bill R. Riner, both of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Hammond, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Carter Funeral Home.

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

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

(Kingsport Times-News, Monday, December 2, 1991)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Rosa Ellen (Bowen) Riner

Rosie Ellen Riner, 81, 1760 Jared Drive, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday [Oct. 24, 1984] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., she had lived in Sullivan County most of her life. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Margie) Caldwell, Westmoreland, Tenn., Mrs. Joe (Beulah) Copas, Jonesborough, Mrs. Dee (Billie) Collins, Unicoi, and Mrs. Jerry (Suzy) Robinette, Kingsport; four sons, C. E. (Everette) Riner, Church Hill, Douglas Grady Riner, the Rev. Jake Riner and G. B. (Jug) Riner, all of Kingsport; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Glenn (Sally) Churchwell, Kingsport; a stepson, Lester Hiram Riner, London, Ky.; 34 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.

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

Services will be conducted at noon Friday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Harold Hawkins and the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, October 25, 1984

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Kathleen (Large) Ringley

APPALACHIA, Va. — Kathleen Large Ringley of Appalachia, age 94, passed into the Great Beyond on Wednesday, April 23 [2008] at Sunrise Assisted Living in Oakton, VA. We miss her deeply and rejoice that she has made it Home. Until just four and a half years ago, she lived independently at 305 Roberts Street. Many will smile to remember her beautiful roses, her holiday wreaths, her handmade cardbaskets and other exquisite crafts, as well as her delicious cooking and baking. A loyal sister, devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother, kind neighbor, and generous friend, she brought light into the hearts and minds of all those she met. Even at Sunrise—her home away from home—she created an international family of friends. Her life has blessed so many—from her loving presence in the family, church, and community to her sixteen years in the accounting department at Central Supply to her membership in Appalachia Women’s Club. The mountains have been calling to her and she has, at last, returned. Thank you, Kathleen, for your beautiful life! Your strength, wisdom, creativity, and generosity are an inspiration to us all. We love you!

Kathleen is now reunited with her husband Edward M. Ringley; her brothers Jim, Marion, and Rufus; and her parents, John Large and Maggie Blair Large.

Remembering her dearly, her family remains strong: Sister: Edna Large Mathis of Houston,TX; Children: Edward (Eddie) Ringley of Columbia, SC, Janice Ringley Himes of Silver Spring, MD, and Karen Ringley Dunlop of Vienna, VA; Grandchildren: Kathy Himes Finlay of AZ, Kenneth Himes of MD, Karen Himes Walsh of VA, Janice Dunlop Reagan of MI, and Julie Dunlop of NM; Great-grandchildren: Courtney, Mackenzie, and Mallory Walsh; Shannon and Austin Himes; Melanie and Cody Reagan.

Family and friends gathered at Roy A. Green Funeral Home on Sunday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for visitation. The funeral will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Roy A. Green, followed by burial at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia is in charge of arrangements.

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Dreena Sharea (Moffitt) Roache

KINGSPORT - Dreena Sharea Roache, 51, went to be with the Lord on Friday (March 18, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Roache was born in Kingsport and had resided here her entire life. She was a 1971 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Clara Moffitt.

She is survived by her husband, Roger L. Roache; two daughters, Lisa R. Roache of Kingsport and Kim L. Smith and husband, Chip of Kingsport; a granddaughter, Taylor D. Smith of Kingsport; one sister, Brenda F. Moffitt of Kingsport; three brothers, David S. Moffitt and Andrew W. Moffitt both of Knoxville, and Phillip W. Moffitt of Belvedere, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Wes Rankin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Humane Society, 2141 Idle Hour Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

(Husband Roger Roache has some paternal Scott Co ancestral families – Roache, Bishop, Neeley, Upchurch, Peters, Bailie, Lane, Wolfe)

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Juanita (Queen) Roache

Juanita Queen Roache, age 93, of Kingsport, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8:25 a.m. at Greystone Healthcare Center.  She was a native of Fontana, North Carolina but had resided most of her life in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was a Charter Member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

Mrs. Roache is preceded in death by a son, Gary Roache; daughter-in-law, Dreena Roache; parents, James & Ethel Queen; and four brothers, Kenneth, Shiftley, Paul & Hubert Queen.

She is survived by three sons, Elmer and wife Shirley Roache of Elizabethton, TN, Edgar and wife Carol Ann Roache of Kingsport, TN and Roger Roache of Kingsport, TN; five grandsons, Brenard Roache, Gary Lynn Roache and Mark Roache, all of Elizabethton, TN, Josh Roache of Kingsport, TN and Michael and wife Cyndy Roache of Cumming, GA; four granddaughters, Beverly and husband Scott Horton, Kim and husband John Kestner, Lisa Roache, all of Kingsport, TN and Misty and husband Tim Haxton of Decatur, GA; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley and husband Josh Minor, Taylor Smith, Benjamin & Joseph Horton, Amber Roache of Elizabethton, TN, Annie, James & Eli Roache of Cumming, GA; two great-great-grandchildren, Lexie Wheeler of Elizabethton, TN and Hudson Minor of Kingsport, TN; one sister, Betty Horton of Kingsport, TN ; and many nieces and nephews.

The family of Juanita Queen Roache will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Tri-Cities Funeral Home in Blountville, TN.  Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherrell Nave officiating.  Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home & Memory Gardens is honored to serve the Roache Family.

For more information please call 423-323-3795.

(Former husband Robert Edward Roache from Scott Co – some ancestral families – Roach, Bishop, Neeley, Upchurch, Peters, Bailie, Carnahan, Lane, Wolfe)

Tri-Cities Funeral Home obituaries at www.tcfuneralhome.com

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Naomi Virginia (Sandidge) Roache

BENZONIA, Mich. - Naomi V. Roache , died Monday ( Feb. 22, 1999 ) at her residence. She was born May 26, 1927 in Church Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Minnie Lee Sandidge; five sisters, Pearl Ford, Georgia Sandidge, Mary Lou Chapman, Mable McConnell and Sula Callahan; and three brothers, Hubert Sandidge, Paul Sandidge and Henry Sandidge.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Roache , of the home; daughters, Jill Hicks and husband Walt, Mt. Morris, Mi., Cathy Clark and husband Dave, Flushing, Mi.; a son, Jim Roache , Mt. Morris, Mi.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Lee and Ruth Davidson, both of Church Hill.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Phipps officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Morning Star Cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of a sister, Bessie Lee, 4366 Carters Valley Road following the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Ellen Derrick, P.O. Box 133 , Church Hill , Tenn. 37642 .

Pallbearers will be Scott Sandidge, Dale Ford, Jerry Gibbons, Charles Ellis, Bill Livesay and Ronald Davidson.

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Robert Edward Roache

KINGSPORT - Robert E. Roache , 78, 1365 Catawba St., died Sunday (Feb. 20, 2000) at his home after a short illness.

A native of Duffield, Va., he grew up in Big Stone Gap, Va. and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1940. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Philippines. Mr. Roache retired as a foreman in Food Services at Eastman Chemical Co. in 1981 after 41 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. He was a mason, shriner and a charter member of the Jericho Temple. Mr. Roache was a member of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maxie Roache .

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Dreena Roache , Edgar and Carol Roache , all of Kingsport, Elmer and Shirley Roache , Elizabethton and Gary Roache , Chattanooga; nine grandchildren, Kim Smith, Lisa Roache , Beverly Horton, Michael Roache , Brenard Roache , Gary Lynn Roache , Mark Roache , Misty Roache and Josh Roache ; seven great-grandchildren, Amber Roache , Ashley Horton, Benjamin Horton, Joseph Horton, Taylor Smith, Annie Roache and James Roache ; one sister, Laura Jane Roache , Kingsport; two brothers, Ray Roache , Flint, Mich., and Ralph Roache , Bushnell, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Military graveside honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be Michael Roache , Brenard Roache , Gary Lynn Roache , Mark Roache , Scott Horton and Josh Roache .

Memorials may be given to the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church cemetery fund, c/o George Cloud, 1905 Patton St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Rev. William Ray Roach

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Rev. William Ray Roach, 71, Clinchport, Va., entered into rest Sunday ( April 23, 2006 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mr. Roach was born in Scott County, Va. on May 21, 1934 , a son of the late William McKinley Roach and Eva Jane Moretz Roach.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Rev. Fred Lane ; sister-in-law, Janivee Roach; brothers, James, Claude and Glenn Roach; niece, Tonya Roach; and a nephew, Glenn Michael Roach.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lane Roach, Clinchport, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Rita Lundy, Kingsport, Tenn., Rena Logan, Richmond, Va., and Elena Woods and husband, Gary, Richmond, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Ray Smith, Richmond, Va., Randall Smith and wife, Linda, Richmond, Va., David Ray Roach and wife, Stephanie, Clinchport, Va., Johnny D. Davis and wife, Donna, Lake Orion, Mich., and Ronald Clyde Davis, Clinchport, Va.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Ella Wallen Lane, Clinchport, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Shelton, Kingsport, Tenn., Maggie Gilliam and husband, Junior, Taylor, Mich., Georgia Bell and husband, Bill, Pontiac, Mich., Maudie Buchler and husband, Bob, Duffield, Va., and Hazel Dixon, Kingsport, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don Roach, Robert Roach and wife, Henrietta, Johnny Roach and wife, Janet, all of Clinchport, Va., and Alvin Shelton and wife Charlene, Kingsport, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Hickman and the Rev. Gene Stallard officiating.

The Mabe Quartet will provide the music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Becky Marie (Vaughn) Ramey Robbins

KEOKEE, Va. - Becky Marie Ramey Robbins, 62, died Saturday (March 29, 2003) as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of Ida Bell Barnette Vaughn and the late Bud Vaughn. She was a retired home health aid and attended the Crab Orchard Holiness Church.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence Vaughn, Jerry Vaughn and Herman Vaughn.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Robbins of Keokee; her mother, Ida Bell Vaughn of Duffield, Va.; sons, Johnny Dean and wife Penny Ramey of Duffield, Va., and Jerry Lynn (Buddy) Ramey of Dillwyn, Va.; brothers, Claude and wife Mildred Vaughn of Church Hill, Errett and wife Debbie Vaughn of Hiltons, Va., Pete and wife Edna Vaughn of Hiltons, Va., Leonard and wife Ethel Vaughn of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Sue Burton of Hiltons, Va., Debbie and husband Jay Egan of Duffield, Va., Bobbie and husband Stevie Payne of Duffield, Va.; stepdaughters, Gilda Ely and Ann Delph, both of Jonesville, Va.; stepsons, Randall Robbins of Lewisburg, Tenn., and Hershell Robbins of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; grandchildren, Adam Ramey and Jason Ramey; several stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at the home of her mother, Ida Bell Vaughn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Fultz and the Rev. Rick Quillen officiating.

Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery.

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Leo L. Bowen (Fields) Robbins

DUFFIELD, Va. - Leo Bowen Robbins, 88, formerly of Duffield, died Sunday (April 27, 2003) at Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was the wife of the late Everette E. Robbins.

Mrs. Robbins was born Aug. 5, 1914 in Scott County and was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded by a daughter, Lorene R. Adams; a special son-in-law, Gene Shipman; and a brother, Rev. Roy Bowen.

Mrs. Robbins is survived by one daughter, Ruth Shipman of Madison Heights, Va.; a special son-in-law, Hobart M. Adams of Duffield; a sister, Rozella Bloomer of Blackwater; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village is in charge of the arrangements.

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Pearl L. (Bledsoe) Robbins

KINGSPORT _ Pearl Robbins, 97, 908 Meadow Lane, died at 2 p.m. Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Wexford House.

Born in Blackwater, Va., she lived most of her life in Church Hill and Kingsport. She was a Baptist.

Mrs. Robbins was preceded in death by her husband, Ted J. Robbins in 1978.

Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Bailey and husband, Wright Bailey, Kingsport, Glenda Kimbrel and husband, Cal Kimbrel, Longwood, Fla.; one son, James Clois (Jim) Robbins and wife, Wanda Casteel Robbins, Blountville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ben Bledsoe, Gate City, Va., Zack Bledsoe, Kingsport, Everette Bledsoe, Blackwater, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

The service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

A graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Mount Carmel.

Those attending are requested to meet at the cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Bailey, W.B. Bledsoe, Jim Morehead, Edward Christian, Vernon, Christian, Jack Christian, Larry Bledsoe, and Arthur Morehead.

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Myrtle Elva (Bishop) Hulse Roberson

JOHNSON CITY - Myrtle Elva Hulse Roberson, 87, 1804 E. Millard Street, died Tuesday (Feb. 7, 2006) at Life Care Center, Gray.

Mrs. Roberson was a native of Mabe, Va. and had lived in Johnson City since 1984.

She was a daughter of the late Conley and Sally Griffin Bishop and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow Hugh Bishop, Leonard Patton Bishop and James Everett Bishop; two half brothers, Hubert Bishop and Gale Bishop; and two half sisters, Ada Metcallf and Shirley Forbes.

Mrs. Roberson was a former nurses aide and was employed by several hospitals, including Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol.

She is survived by one daughter, Lonita Bentley, Blountville; four sons, J.R. Hulse, Kingsport, John L Hulse, Summerville, Ky., Larry W. Hulse, Summerville, Ky., and Dexter Hulse, Jonesborough; three stepsons, George Roberson, Valley Forge, Bill Roberson, Gray, and Jack Roberson, Jonesborough; three stepdaughters, Shirley Shell, Jonesborough, Judy Roberson, Jonesborough, and Ernestine Crawford, Greeneville; two half sisters, Kay Huffman, Blountville, and Ethel France, Pennsylvania; one half brother, Enoch Bishop, Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four great- great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the North Chapel of the funeral home. Rev. Joey Murdock will officiate.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. and travel in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is serving the family.

(Scott Co Bishop family)

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Aaron Amos Roberts

KINGSPORT - Aaron Amos Roberts, 80, of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday (March 20, 2004).

Mr. Roberts was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served with the 4th Marine Division during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He received the Purple Heart and many other citations during his time with the Marine Corps. He was a long-standing member of the VFW.

He retired from the Ratheon Manufacturing Company.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Roberts; three sons, Alex Roberts of Columbia, S.C., a 20-year military veteran, Randy Roberts and wife Kelly of Broadway, Va., and Jack Tate and wife Lee of Kingsport; a daughter, Sue Armstrong of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted and Fred Roberts of Bristol; and a special niece, Phyllis Fultz of Bristol.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Graveside services will follow immediately in the Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Jerry Hickman officiating. Military honors will be performed by the VFW Post #3382 Color Guard.

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

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Ada Litton (Miller) Roberts

KINGSPORT - Ada Roberts, 98, formerly of Clinchport, Va., passed away Wednesday (April 13, 2005), at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on August 6, 1906 and was the daughter of the late Henry Miller and Rosa Walker Miller. She was a homemaker and had lived in Scott County, Va., most of her life until the last five years in Kingsport where she resided with her daughter.

Mrs. Roberts was a member of Natural Tunnell Freewill Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Roberts; son, Ralph Roberts; sisters, Della Roberts and Pearl Robertson; and brother, Kemp Miller.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Lois and David Smith, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Clyde Milburn and Eula Faye Roberts, Church Hill; sister, Bonnie Kaylor, Hurst, Tex.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rufus and Ann Miller, Gate City, Va.; Denver and Cora Nell

Miller, Kingsport; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Lee Knowles and Pastor Fred Gillenwater officiating.

Music will be provided by the Gethsemane Quartet.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Adaline “Addie” (Frazier) Roberts

CLINCHPORT - Mrs. Adline (Addie) Frazier Roberts, 84, Route 1, died Thursday [ 10/19/1972 ] at Kingsport 's Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

She was a life-long resident of Scott County and attended the Freewill Baptist Church .

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Hiram (Ethel) Wallen, and Mrs. Robert (Venus) Rhoton, both of Clinchport, Mrs. Ralph (Martha) Bishop, Gate City, and Mrs. Claude (Delia Mae) Stacey, Huron, Ohio; son, Ray Roberts, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; two step-sons, Issac and Martin Roberts, both of Clinchport; sisters, Mrs. Nellie Butler, Clinchport and Mrs. Florence Butler, Fort Blackmore; brother, Charles Frazier, Duffield; half-brother, Ralph Frazier, address unknown; 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Adline (Addie) Frazier Roberts will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. James Paul Butler officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery . The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday afternoon and Friday night. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times, Friday, October 20, 1972)

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Alfred C. "Alan" Roberts, Jr.

(Grandparents b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Alfred C. "Alan" Roberts, Jr., 55, died after a long courageous battle from surgery complications at Indian Path Hospital Friday (March 28, 2008).

Alan was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School. He was last employed by Tenn. Department of Corrections.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Roberts, Sr.; maternal and paternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his, daughter, Amanda Roberts Carrier and husband, Jason, Inverness, Fla.; son, Adam Roberts and wife, Ashley, Mountain City, Tenn.; granddaughter, Baileigh Carrier, Inverness, Fla.; mother, Hazel Roberts; mother of his children, Angie Roberts, St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Cathy Elliott, Kingsport; brothers, Jerry Roberts and wife, Beth, Winston Salem, N.C., Gary Roberts and wife, Barbara, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor, Dennis Spears and Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Pallbearers will be his family and friends. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m.

A special thanks to the ICU staff of Indian Path Hospital and the 5th and 6th floor.

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

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Audra Faith (Vaughn) Roberts

CHURCH HILL — A. Faith Roberts, 75, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday (July 8, 2008) at her home.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Church Hill and was also an employee of the First Baptist Nursery for 20 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and children were her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ada Vaughn; two brothers, Donald Vaughn and Austin Vance Vaughn; and two sisters, Casey Roberts and Dale Hartgrove.

Surviving are her husband, George Roberts of the home; two daughters, Angela Roberts, Amy Roberts; two sons, Keith Roberts and wife, Angela, Chris Roberts, all of Church Hill; nine grandchildren, Beverly Farmer, Jeff Roberts, Jacob Marshall, Vance Marshall, Matt Roberts, Samantha Hickman, Cheyenne Roberts, Sarah Roberts and Benjamin Roberts; and a brother, Farley H. Vaughn and wife, Mary of Kingsport.

Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill, 1115 Highway 11W, Church Hill.

Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Gary Gerhardt and Rev. Richard Willis officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Morning Star Church Cemetery, Church Hill.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and family. Friends and family are asked to be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession.

The family would like to express their special thanks to everyone at First Baptist Church for their support, Wellmont Hospice, especially, Renee Skelton, Rebecca Templeton and Josie Jackson and Dr. Schilling and the staff at Holston Medical Group.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 847, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Roberts family.

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Charlie Jackson "Jack" Roberts

KERMIT, Va. — Charlie Jack Roberts, 96, of Kermit, Va., passed away peacefully at home Saturday morning (June 20, 2009).

He was born March 21, 1913 to the late Susan Thompson and Charlie Patton Roberts. Mr. Roberts retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 39 years service. He was a member of Rock Heritage Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Alice Faye Roberts; son, Charlie P. Roberts; first wife of 62 years, Georgia Catron Roberts; second wife, June Luster Roberts; five brothers; and five sisters.

Surviving are his daughters, Frances Kramer and husband, Gerry, Betty Eads and husband, Garry and Nancy Jennings and husband, Stuart; daughter-in-law, Shirley Roberts; sister, Bessie Freeman Baker, of Washington, Ill.; step-daughter, Martha France and husband, Larry; step-son, David Luster and wife, Brenda; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be at 1 p.m. with Pastor Garry Eads and Pastor Larry Tolley officiating.

Burial will be follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be given to Rock Heritage Baptist Church, c/o Missions Program, P.O. Box 5305, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

The family would like to extend special thanks to his caregivers and to Amedisys and Wellmont Hospice for their loving care.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Charlie Jackson Roberts.

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Cora Virginia (Culbertson) Roberts

December 26, 1928 - October 21, 2013

Cora Virginia Culbertson Roberts went home into the loving arms of her Savior on October 21, 2013 after a short illness. She was the most wonderful mother, sister and friend.

Born in Scott County, VA, she resided most of her life in Kingsport, Tenn. She graduated in 1946 from Shoemaker High School in Gate City, Va. and worked at Tennessee Eastman Company until 1958, when she left to raise her family. Always a kind and gentle person she loved the outdoors, fishing, all animals and her family. She loved to cook and everyone loved her butterscotch pies and divinity candy. Cora was a lifelong member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, where she taught children’s Sunday school for more than 30 years. She was known as one of everyone’s favorite Sunday school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ed & Mary Kate Jones Culbertson; three sisters, Vina Grey, Mabel Gray, and Dola Lunsford Ferguson; and four brothers: Charles Culbertson, J.M. Culbertson, C.D. Culbertson, and Paul Culbertson.

She is survived by her children, Dennis Roberts & wife Robin, Missoula, Mont., Randall (Randy) Roberts & wife Teresa, Delinda Ward & husband Jim, Kingsport, and Keith Roberts & wife Kalonn, Bluff City, TN; grandchildren, Jolene Nelson, Vancouver, Wash., Amanda McMillan, Missoula, Dustin Chaffin, Joshua Ward, and Victoria Ward of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Caden Burckhard, and Olivia McMillan, Missoula; sisters, Edith Cody, Church Hill, TN, and Ruth Lovelace, Weber City, VA.

Visitation will be from 5 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 145 Shipp Springs Road in Kingsport. A funeral service will follow at 7:30 pm with Pastor David Peters officiating with remarks provided by Brother Jonathan Peters and Pastor Jonathan Lovelace. Music will be provided by the Lighthouse Praise Team.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Those attending are asked to meet by 10:15 am at the funeral home to go in procession. Barry Lunsford, Trevor Lunsford, Connor Lovelace, Mark Lovelace, Bryan Mulkey, Jared Bredehoeft, Michael Manis, Cory Godsey, and Aaron Miller will serve as pallbearers.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Culbertson, Wolfe, Stallard, Jones, Wininger)

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

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Donald Melvin Roberts

August 1, 1955 - October 21, 2013

Don Roberts, 58, of Kingsport, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, at Indian Path Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Harry Roberts, Jr., and his sister, Nadine Roberts.

Don is survived by his daughters, Dee Matheny and husband, Davy, and Mindy Donohue and husband, Josh; son, Donnie Roberts; his mother, Kate Bostic; sister, Janice Adams and husband, Clayton; grandchildren, Briana Matheny, Qua Greene, Dominic Roberts, Bryson Matheny, Jayden Donohue, and Bella Matheny; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Hamlett-Dobson Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Manis officiating.

The graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Roberts, Davy Matheny, Donnie Lawson, Stephen Buchanan, Clayton Adams, and Robbie Larkins.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Roberts, Dockery, Davidson, Hensley, Elliott, Lawson, Bishop, Dougherty, Lane, McClellan)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia (Bishop) Hawkins Roberts

KINGSPORT - Georgia Roberts, 83, passed away Wednesday morning (Jan. 12, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late William Robert and Maggie Roach Bishop. She retired as a receptionist from Wholesale Electric of Kingsport and was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Curtis Hawkins; and her second husband, Aaron Roberts, who passed away in March of 2004.

She is survived by a daughter, Sue Armstrong of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Melinda Salyer of Hiltons, Va., Elizabeth Armstrong of Johnson City, and Robert Armstrong of Kingsport.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.

The graveside committal service will take place at 11 a.m. today at the Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Gary Cavin officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the VFW Post #14, Color Guard, 16th St., Bristol, Tenn. 37620 attn: Ed Barker.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Helen Jewell (Jennings) Tomlinson Roberts

NEWPORT, Mich. - Helen Tomlinson Roberts, 60, 1253 Paree Street, formerly of Scott County, died Wednesday (Oct. 30, 1991) while visiting in Illinois.

She was a member of Abundant Life Chapel in Monroe, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Tomlinson, and her father, Dennis Jennings.

Surviving are her husband, Hubert Roberts, Newport, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Eddie (Brenda) Noe, Elizabethton, Mrs. Joan Slatton, Flat Rock, Mich., and Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Krause, Dundee, Ill.; one son, Roger Tomlinson, Canton, Mich.; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Emma Jennings, East Carters Valley; four sisters, Mrs. Walt (Kathy) Panek, Kingsport, Mrs. Dave (Sue) Payne, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Robert (Lula) Jozefowicz, Sleepy Hollow, IlL, and Mrs. Charles (Gladys) Goode, Weber City; and one brother, Bobby Jennings, Kingsport.

Friends May call at anytime at the home of her mother in East Carters Valley.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Elbert "Red" Roberts

KINGSPORT - James E. "Red" Roberts, 92, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Dec. 19, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided most of his life in Kingsport. He was a member of Riverside Avenue Baptist Church where he had served as deacon. He was also a member of Holston Masonic Lodge #559.

Mr. Roberts loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

His wife, Mayola Osborne Roberts; mother and stepfather, Betty and Floyd Lane; two half brothers, Dewey and Robert Lane; three half sisters, Jeanette, Ruby and Beatrice Lawson preceded him in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Doris Huffman and husband Ezra, Church Hill, Faye Arnold and husband Glen, Kingsport, and Brenda Browder and husband Larry, Kingsport; three sons, Alvin L. Roberts Sr. and wife Brenda, Kingsport, Charles G. Roberts and wife Janice, Blountville, and Michael D. Roberts, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren, Rhonda Shaver and husband Ted, Noah Huffman and wife Theresa, Terry Arnold and wife Lori, Debbie Winkle and husband Marvin Jr., Connie Noe and husband Greg, Lee Roberts Jr., Lisa Hamrick and husband Ben, Angela Baker and husband Morris, Amy Culbertson and husband Lee, David Roberts and wife Angela, Jonathan Roberts and wife Fran, Heather Barrie and husband Jeffery, Julia Ervin and husband Eric; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren; one stepsister, Eva Davis, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, or anytime at the home, 362 Timbertree Branch Road, Kingsport.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles G. Roberts and Pastor Larry W. Browder. A masonic service by Holston Masonic Lodge #559 will follow the funeral service in the chapel.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends should meet at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Barnette and Edward McConnell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o Glenwood Baptist Church, 2601 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. David Franzus and staff and the Devoted Home Health staff.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jeffrey Burton "Jef" Roberts

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Jeffrey Burton "Jef" Roberts, 40, of Bristol, Tenn., left this life far too soon on Sunday (March 1, 2009) at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Monday, May 27, 1968, to Linda Bullock Roberts and the late Donald H. Roberts. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ethel E. Bullock of Bristol, Tenn.; and paternal grandparents, Carl and Lola Roberts of Weber City, Va.

He graduated from Sullivan Central High School in 1986 to a standing ovation and attended East Tennessee State University and Northeast State Technical Community College. He served as a cook/chef at various local restaurants, including the Bristol Country Club, the Tavern, Off-Shore Café, On Fifth and KP Duty and was manager, cook, and booking agent for Ireson’s Pub. An integral part of the local rock music scene since the mid-1980s, Jef played in and led many bands. Foremost among those would be, "Punchin’ Judy," one of the longest standing groups in the area and a band that still plays benefits and reunion concerts. Other groups include "Slash Marauders," "The Forgotten," "Wormwood Earth," "Vivid Eminence," "Zip Gun Angels," "Trailer Park Picassos," "Fatal Attraction," and "Morpheus." He also recorded in studio with the "Dead Sea Surfers." Jef helped a number of young bands get their early bookings and did whatever he could to promote the local music scene. It was his dream to one day have his own place and provide great food and great music for Bristol.

He loved books and read constantly and collected vintage toys and every genre of music. Jef greatly enjoyed the "art of the discussion" and would talk for hours about his many interests, including books, movies, and downtown Bristol. People are drawn to Jef, and he was never too busy to lend an ear or a shoulder to lean on. He loved life and embraced it as an adventure. He was devoted to his mother and deeply treasured his many friends. The hundreds of those friends who joined his family to sit vigil during his last days are a testament to the love they felt for him. Jef was somebody, somebody special. Gone but never forgotten. Rock on!

He is survived by his mother, Linda Bullock Roberts; his maternal grandfather, Samuel J. Bullock; aunts, Barbara Niemczak and husband, Walt, Pat Dixon and husband, Steve, all of Bristol, Kathy DeVault of Nashville, Tenn., Gloria Cox and husband, John Jr. of Mount Carmel; uncles, David Bullock and wife, Marie of Antioch, Tenn., James Otis "Tiny" Roberts and wife, Vergie of Hiltons, Va., Phil Roberts and wife, Sue of Winter Park, Fla., Harold Roberts and wife, Pat of Kingsport; cousins, Jamie and Joe Dixon of Bristol, Tenn., Rebecca Webb of Abingdon, Va., Sam and Daniel DeVault of Nashville, Tenn., Gabriel and Samantha Bullock of Antioch, Tenn., Andrea Lawson and Brent Roberts, both of Hiltons, Va., Craig and Mark Roberts of Winter Park, Fla., Amy and Lorie Roberts of Bushnell, Fla. His constant, Ms. Dee Decker of Hollywood, Calif.; hundreds of faithful friends and last but not least, his four-legged brother, Murphy.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church.

The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy E. Keeney officiating.

The committal service and interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Harold Roberts, David Bullock, Steve Dixon, Joe Dixon and Jerry Quinley. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Cumbow, Jeff Stinson, Kevin Allison, Scott Norman, Skip Musser, Rick Centeno, Pat Malone, Allen Brown, David Minor, and all of Jeff’s many other close friends.

Cross bearer will be Rick Morrell.

Those who wish may, in lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to St. Anne Catholic School, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va. 24201.

Mr. Roberts and his family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John L. Roberts

GATE CITY, Va. - John L. Roberts, 65, Yuma community, passed away late Wednesday evening (July 13, 2005) at Brookhaven Nursing Home after an illness.

Born Oct. 21, 1939, he was a son of the late Oliver Robert and Sarah Blair Roberts of Scott County, Va.

He was the retired operator of Bob's TV repair shop and a member of the Log House Church of Weber City where he was the camera man providing the film for the weekly showing of the activities of the church on various television channels.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra Roberts; one son, Kenny Ray Roberts; step-son, Jeffrey Roberts; sisters, Ann Lockhart and Shirley Roberts; and brother, Alford Roberts.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Akers and husband, Fred of Kingsport; sons, Danny Roberts and wife, Rita of Missouri, Johnny Roberts of Kingsport, Mark Roberts of Kingsport, and foster son, Ralph Roberts of the home; sisters, Lorene Cavin of Church Hill and Marie Roberts of Kingsport; brother, George Roberts and wife, Faith of Church Hill; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, preceding the services at Scott County Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends at the home of Frances Dunn, 2008 Ft. Robinson Dr., Kingsport.

The funeral will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Lane officiating. (The funeral is being held up awaiting the arrival of Mr. Roberts' son, Mark, who is currently serving in Iraq.)

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Family Singers.

Graveside committal services will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Roberts-Vaughn Cemetery in Yuma.

It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for the graveside service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

June (Nelson) Luster Roberts

KINGSPORT — June Nelson Luster Roberts, 87, Kingsport, moved into her eternal home late Thursday evening (Feb. 26, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended period of poor health.

She was born in Kingsport where she resided most of her life. June attended Sunnyside Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Arthur and Reba Nelson; her first husband, Rev. Arthur Luster; and a sister, Yvonne Rice.

Surviving are her husband, C. Jack Roberts of Kingsport; one daughter, Martha France and husband, Larry of Kingsport; one son, David Luster and wife, Brenda of Boone, N.C.; three step-daughters, Frances Kramer of Yuma, Va., Betty Eads of Gray and Nancy Jennings of Jonesborough; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlene Mellons of Kingsport; two brothers, Wallace Reed Nelson of Vineland, N.J., and Ralph Nelson of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family extends a special love and thanks to her caregivers, Phyllis Bowen, Pauline Anderson, Kay Hall and Mary Jones.

Receiving of friends will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sunnyside Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter, Martha France .

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church with Pastor Roy Graves and Pastor David Luster officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Hite, Jason Hite, Alex Luster, David Blakley, Mike Miller and Bill Ketron.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunnyside Baptist Church Building Fund, 406 Cooks Valley Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of June Luster Roberts.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Karen J. (Spivey) Roberts

Karen J. Spivey Roberts, Kingsport, died unexpectedly Sunday ( Feb. 8, 1998 ) at Johnson City Medical Center .

A graduate of Sullivan South High School in 1981, she attended Blountville Church of God. She was an employee of Graham Construction Company.

Surviving are her husband, Dale Roberts ; daughters, Halie Annette Roberts and Shaunna Lee Morrison; father, John Spivey; mother and stepfather, Nina K. and Bill Spencer; sister, Janice Stanley, Kingsport; brothers, Mike Spivey, Kingsport and Allen Spivey, Limestone; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leighton C. Roberts officiating.

Burial will be at the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Russ Jackson, Bill Wright, Larry Harkleroad, Todd Godsey, Joel Moody, Terry Casey and Robert Huetwhol.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund for Halie Annette Roberts , c/o Dale Roberts for Halie Annette Roberts , Account No. 415236270-4, attention: Teller Services at Eastman Credit Union, P.O. Box 1989, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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Submitted by Don Lane  

Kelly Ray Roberts

Kelly Ray Roberts, 71, Duffield, VA. went home to be with the Lord August 28, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Roberts was born August 23, 1938 a son of the late Homer Roberts and Alberta Bishop Roberts.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Lee Roberts and a sister, Mary Maya.

Mr. Roberts was of the Baptist faith and attended the Old Midway Baptist Church. Kelly loved doing woodwork and was an excellent hand at making Jerky for his friends.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years and 7 months is Gladys Roberts of the home.

Three children, a son, Larry and Sandy Roberts, Kingsport, TN., daughters, Rhonda and Michael Gilliam, Duffield, VA. and Donna and Dale Townsend also of Duffield, VA. Six grandchildren, Jennifer and Benny Stanley, Jr., Gate City, VA., Brittany and Brandon Lemmons, Kingsport, TN., Amanda and Patrick Johnson, Nickelsville, VA., David and "Charly" Gilliam Duffield, VA., Dustin and Mandi Townsend, Duffield, VA. and Danny Townsend, Duffield, VA.

Seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Carrico, Haley and Emily Lemmons, Abany, Ella Anna and Natalee Johnson and Alexa Townsend. Three brothers, Roy and Anna Bell Roberts, William "Buddy" Roberts both of Clinchport, VA., and Randy and Debra Roberts of Weber City, VA. Three sisters, Ona Poole, Gate City, VA., Judy and Sam Poole, Gate City, VA. and Helen "Susie" and Frank Malone, Kingsport, TN.

Several nieces, nephews and a special friend, Pat Neeley.

The family will receive friends Sunday, August 30, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home and any time at the residence.

Services will be held Monday, August 31, 2009 at 12 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Denny Hass and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by Working Toward the Promise Singers.

Burial will follow the service Monday, August 31, 2009 at Goode Cemetery, Clinchport, VA. David Gilliam, Dustin Townsend, Danny Townsend, Brandon Carrico, Brandon Lemmons, Patrick Johnson and Adam Justice will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Lisa, Patsy, and Susie of the Wellmont Hospice Care.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Kelly Ray Roberts.

 

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Ann Roberts

Gate City, VA - Margaret Ann Roberts, 72 of the Yuma Community went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 14, 2012.

She was born in Scott County, VA on August 11, 1940 to John and Elizabeth Roberts. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA.

Margaret worked as a cashier at Jack's Restaurant formally of Weber City, VA. She was secretary at Yuma Tire and Recapping for over 30 years and was member of Christian Life Center Church. Margaret was truly a loving daughter, sister and aunt.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her infant brother, Johnny Charles Roberts, a sister-in-law Betty Jo Gilreath Roberts and nephew David Roberts.

Surviving are her Mother, Elizabeth Taylor Roberts, Yuma, VA; one sister, Eileen Roberts-Deckard, Weber City, VA; three brothers, Bruce Roberts, Church Hill, TN, Freddie Roberts and wife, Alana, Church Hill, TN and James "Jim" Roberts, Kingsport, TN. Two special nieces, Rosalind Roberts Klezos and Bethany Deckard; two special nephews, Josh Roberts and Eric Roberts, three great nieces, Ariel Leach, Alexi Leach and Emilyn Roberts; one great nephew, Zane Klezos; one uncle, James "Jim" Taylor and wife, Bonnie, Tuscaloosa, AL; one aunt, Beulah Roberts Fields, Jackson, TN and many cousins whom she loved dearly.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Keith Barker and Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler officiating. The Roberts Family and Lynn Adleman will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Danny Roberts, Mark Roberts, Joel Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Josh Roberts and Robert Taylor will serve as pallbearers. Delano Davis, Kenneth Davis, Johnny Haynes, Gene Christian, Alan Christian, Dale Kenderick, Curtis Bellamy, Clint Page and Roy Nickels will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes in lieu of flowers that you make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret "Peggy" (Dannemiller) Roberts

 

POUND, Va. — Peggy Roberts, 83, entered into rest Thursday (April 23, 2009) from the Heritage Hall in Wise, Va.

Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and a member of the Independent Baptist Church of Pound.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Marie (Whitman) Dannemiller; her husband, Percy Roberts; a daughter, Carol Sue Short; and sisters, Evelyn Yehl, Ester Nellis and Norma Hiller.

Survivors include her daughters, Neena Maggard and husband, Gary, Pound, Va., Ruth Ann Williams and husband, Francis, Pound, Va., Kathy Swanson, Wise, Va., Chris Shaffer and husband, Wayne, Newport, N.C., and Sherry Stallard and husband, Les, Pound, Va.; her sons, Chuck Roberts and wife, Cindy, Mabean, N.C., Kevin Roberts and wife, Patty, Florida and Ray Roberts and wife, Joyce, Pound, Va.; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her church family and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of services on Sunday at Baker Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John McClure and the Rev. Ron Leach officiating.

Burial will follow in the Roberts Family Cemetery, Pound, Va.

Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va., is serving the family of Margaret (Peggy Roberts).

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maysie (Giles) Roberts

KINGSPORT — Maysie Giles Roberts went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 9, 2011.

She was born to the late John Bradley Giles Sr. and Pearl Fraley Giles on April 7, 1918.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her husband and sweetheart of 70 plus years; along with an infant son, Bobby Gene Roberts; brothers, Everett Giles, Maynard Giles and Morris Giles; sisters, Mattie Davis and Juanita Bowen, and two infant sisters.

She is survived by three daughters and sons in-law, Phyllis and Jay Miller, Joyce and Larry Kerns, Brenda and Bill Philyaw; grandchildren, Kristi (Greg) Rhoten, Julie (Sean) Newland, Lori (Bill) Bryant, Amy (Tony) French, Angela (Chad) McPheron, Susan (Billy) Smith and Phil (Janine) Philyaw; great-grandchildren, Jordan Rhoten, Jonathan Newland, Macy French, Taylor Sons, Courtney French, John McPheron, Jenna McPheron, Joey Philyaw, Hunter, Harlie and A.J. Smith; one sister, Ruth Dishner; brothers, Otto and John B. Giles Jr.

The Roberts family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Gary Gerhardt and Rev. Tony French officiating.

Music will be provided by Gary Rice.

Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Larry Dishner, Greg Rhoten, Sean Newland, Chad McPheron, Randy Roberts and Keith Roberts.

The family would like to thank the staff of the 500 wing of The Wexford House.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 309 Mount Pleasant Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Michael Scott Roberts

GATE CITY, Va. — Michael Scott Roberts, 43, of Gate City, Va., passed away Monday (Jan. 26, 2009) unexpectedly at his residence.

Born in Kingsport, Michael lived in Scott County, Va., for the past 10 years. He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and was co-owner of Roberts Tire and Recapping (Weber City). Michael was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, O.E. and Nadine Jimerson Roberts.

Michael is survived by his wife, Jodie Frye Roberts, of the home; sons, Victor Scott Roberts and Vincent Scott Roberts, of the home; mother and father-in-law, Calvin and Patricia Vermillion of Mendota, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, B.J. and Jessica Frye and nephew, Dylan; one brother, David Allan Roberts and wife, Rachel, of Weber City; a lifelong friend that loved him as a son, Jean A. Straup of Gate City; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 U.S. Hwy. 23N, Weber City. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ken Pierce officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Barrett, Fred Dockery, Johnny Hale, Randy Johnson, David Roberts and Calvin Vermillion.

Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Frye and Darrin Fletcher.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Nadine (Jimerson) Roberts

GATE CITY, Va. - Nadine Jimerson Roberts, of East Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon (March 9, 2003) at Bristol Hospice House after an extended illness.

Born in Carthage, Texas, she moved to Kingsport in 1962. She was owner/president of Roberts Tire and Recapping Co. since 1962.

She was a charter member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.E. Roberts; parents, J.L. Jimerson and Lois Duke Jimerson; three brothers, Robert Jimerson, J.D. Jimerson and Duke Jimerson; and one sister, Christine Bates.

Surviving are one son, Michael Scott Roberts and his wife Jodie, Gate City, Va.; one stepson, David Alan Roberts and wife Rachael, Gate City, Va.; one grandson, Victor Scott Roberts; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Higher Ground Baptist Church. Friends may call anytime at the residence, E. Carters Valley, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastor Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Music will be provided by the McGlothlins.

Entombment will follow the funeral service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be E.C. McGlothlin, Kit McGlothlin, Bob McGlothlin, Brad Carty, Robert Frye Jr., Paul Jones, Fred Dockery and Charles Barrett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steeles Creek Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie Ruth (Amos) Roberts

KINGSPORT - Nellie Ruth Roberts, 64, 1174 Dorothy Street, died Saturday morning (Nov. 24, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol after an extended illness.

Born in Kermit, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She retired early due to poor health from Holston Valley Medical Center where she worked as a dietician cook for many years.

Mrs. Roberts was a Holiness.

Her father, Kyle Amos; and brother, David Glen Amos, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, William Jack Roberts, of the home; two daughters, Louetta Ruth "Cookie" Roberts, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Crystal Norris, Rule Hall, N.C.; four sons, David Glen Roberts, Kingsport, Timothy Cole Roberts, Kingsport, William Clinton Roberts, Kingsport, and Harry Melvin Roberts, Pfafftown, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; mother, Grace Vinson, Church Hill; five sisters, Edith Ann Hanson, Mount Carmel, Edna Knowles, Church Hill, Bobbie King, Church Hill, Shirley Lane, Kermit, Va., Mary Lou Morris, Cleveland, Tenn.; five brothers, Paul Amos, Kingsport, Tommy Amos, Church Hill, Jackie Amos, Kingsport, Kenneth Amos, Surgoinsville, Carl Amos, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson <http://www.hamlettdobson.com/> Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or any time at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wrightly Salling and Evangelist Ronald G. Manis officiating.

Music will be provided by the Ronald Manis Singers.

The graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Paul Amos, Tommy Amos, Jackie Amos, Kenneth Amos, Carl Amos, and Charles Amos.

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Submitted by Don Lane

O. E. Roberts

(Descendant of Addington and Kilgore families of Scott Co.)

GATE CITY, Va. - O. E. Roberts went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning (July 8, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House after an extended illness.

Born in Pound, Va., he moved to Kingsport in 1962. He was owner and President of Roberts Tire and Recapping since 1962.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in N. Africa and Italy with the 456 Bomber group.

He was a member of the famous Roberts Brothers Basketball Team.

He was a charter member of Higher Ground Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the trustees.

He was a member of the Pound, Va. Masonic Lodge No. 59 and was a 32nd degree Shriner. He was a charter member of Jericho Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie F. Roberts and Orlena Carter Roberts; three brothers, Glenn Roberts, Harry Roberts and Percy Roberts.

Surviving are his wife, Nadine Jimerson Roberts, of the home; two sons, Michael Scott Roberts and wife Jodie, Gate City, Va., and David Allan Roberts and wife Rachael, Bakersville, N.C.; one grandson, Victor Scott Roberts, Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Guy Roberts, Pound, Va., Darrell Roberts, Cumberland, Ky., and Wallace Roberts, Abingdon, Va.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Higher Ground Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Dr. Phil Hoskins, the Rev. Richard Ratliff and Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Music will be provided by the McGlothlin Singers and the Higher Ground Church Choir.

Entombment services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Color Guard with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain.

Pallbearers will be Paul Jones, Kenny McDavid, Fred Dockery, Charlie Barrett, Jim Bishop, Truman Calton, Gary Hass and Paul Owens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church (building fund), P.O. Box 4155, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665, or to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steels Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Verna Pearl "Queenie" (Vermillion) Roberts

MORRISTOWN — Verna P. "Queenie" Roberts, 79, of Morristown, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2008) at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital.

She was a precious saint of God and beloved to all who knew her. Her family and friends both rejoice for her and are also full of sorrow at her passing. "Queenie" and her late husband relocated to Morristown in 1965 and began a tent revival on Economy Road which later became the First United Pentecostal Church of Morristown. She later became a charter and founding member of Amazing Grace Fellowship Church in Morristown. "Queenie" received her greatest joy in being surrounded by her family and friends. She was a kind and gentle lady that loved everyone and was loved by all. Her life is a testimony of her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, and now she is with Him forever. The family is pleased to testify of her gentle soul, the fact that she was a quiet trooper, her tender, intense love of God and family, her soft-spoken, profound wisdom, and of the exemplary Christian life she led.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, the Rev. Douglas Clint Roberts; parents, Schuyler S. and Myrtle Porter Vermillion of Scott County, Va.; brothers, Charlie Enix of Nickelsville, Va. and Harry Lee Vermillion of Carter’s Valley, Va.; sisters, Cleo McNutt of Weber City and Nancy Harris Ketron of Colonial Heights.

She is survived by her children, Marianna Roberts of Hiltons,Va., Sandra Iris (Claude) Bullington of Russellville, Danny Douglas (Sherry) Roberts, Mark Steven (Pauline) Roberts, Joel Timothy (Melanie) Roberts, Michelle Susan "Susie" (Dale) Linkous and James Matthew (Tammy) Roberts; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the services at Russellville Church of God.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Morris Bagwell, the Rev. Felipe Ruelas and the Rev. Anthony Lawson officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Percy N. Roberts

(Descendant of Addington, Stallard and Kilgore families of Scott Co.)

POUND, Va. - Percy N. Roberts, 78, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Roberts was owner of Roberts Brothers Tire and Recapping, Pound, Va.

He was a member of Pound Independent Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Short; two brothers, Glenn Roberts and Harry Roberts; and his parents, Charles F. Roberts and Orlena Carter Roberts.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Roberts, Pound; daughters, Neena Maggard, Ruth Williams, and Sherry Stallard, all of Pound, Kathy Swanson, Norton, Va., and Chris Shaffer, Newport, N.C.; sons, Charles (Chuck) Roberts, Burlington, N.C., Kevin Roberts, Elon College, N.C., and Percy Ray Roberts, Pound; brothers, Guy Roberts, Pound, Ola Roberts, Gate City, Va., Darrell Roberts, Cumberland, Ky., and Wallace Roberts, Abingdon, Va.; 28 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Roberts Family Cemetery, Pound, Va. with the Rev. Edmon Bolen and the Rev. Warren Wright officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pound Rescue Squad or to the hospice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sandra Kay (Vaughn) Roberts

GATE CITY, Va. - Sandra Kay Roberts, 58, Route 3, Kermit community, departed this life early Thursday morning (June 21, 2001) at her residence.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., a homemaker and attended the Log House Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie L. Jesse Vaughn and Ada S. Buchanan Vaughn.

Surviving are her husband, John L. Roberts, Gate City, Va., (Kermit community); son and daughter-in-law, Ralph Melvin and Jennifer Roberts, Mount Carmel; granddaughter, Sarah Tesia Roberts, Mount Carmel; two sisters, Mrs. George (Faith) Roberts, Church Hill and Ms. Dale Hartgrove, Kingsport; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Peggy Vaughn and Farley and Mary Vaughn, all of Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Log House Church, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Rickey Willis officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Music will be by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will follow in Rogers Cemetery (Kermit community), Route 3, Gate City, Va.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Terry Lynn Roberts

WEBER CITY, Va. — Terry Lynn Roberts, 58, of Blanton Drive, passed away following a courageous six-week battle with cancer early Tuesday morning (Sept. 11, 2007) while at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born June 22, 1949 in Wise County, Va., and was the son Mary Lou McArthur Roberts and the late Bruce Roberts. He was a member of the Holston View United Methodist Church. He was a 1967 graduate of Gate City High School and a 1971 graduate of Milligan College. He later received his masters degree in Education from Union College.

He was a long-time educator in the Scott County School System, having been at Twin Springs High School his entire career which spanned 35 years. During that time he was also known as "Coach". He was very involved in the sporting environment at Twin Springs by having the capacities of football coach, softball coach and baseball coach. This he felt was an extension of his teaching duties in the regard that this prepared the student/athlete for the journeys of life. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.

He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Linda Jean Roberts; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James McArthur and Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Roberts.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou McArthur Roberts, of Weber City, Va.; along with many other family members - aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by many, many friends.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Twin Springs High School gymnasium, 273 Titan Drive, Nickelsville, Va.

The celebration of life will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ken Pierce and Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.

The eulogy and special words will be provided by principal Mike Lane and fellow teachers Mary Beth Keith and Judy Flanary.

Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Friday in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that the family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. Friday for the services there.

Pallbearers will be Mike Lane, Jim Scott, Darrell Johnson, Terry Wolfe, Larry Falin, Danny Buchtman, Ray Cain, Dennis George, Jerry Fields and Mike Sivert.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Scott County School System, especially the staff and faculty of Twin Springs High School.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Terry Lynn Roberts Scholarship Fund, 273 Titan Drive, Nickelsville, Va. 24271 or the Holston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2278, Weber City, Va.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virgie (Barnette) Roberts

Hiltons, VA - Virgie Barnette Roberts, 85, of Hiltons, Virginia went to be with her Lord on late Monday night (September 24, 2012) at her home. She was born on January 9, 1927 in Sloan Town, VA. She was raised by her grandparents, the late Tom and Isabel Barnette. Virgie worked at Mead Corporation for 18 years. She ran the Tasty Cream and Bantan Chef in Weber City for several years. Mrs. Roberts was an avid Gate City Blue Devil fan and worked tiressly with the Gate City Band Boosters. She had such a strong work ethic who enjoyed working in her garden. Also, she was very well known for her apple butter. Virgie loved the outdoors and had the wonderful ability to name all trees by identifying their leaves and bark.

She was a charter member of Salley’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomingdale. She had a faith that was remarkable and resounded daily by saying, “God is Good”.

Virgie Roberts is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, James O. “Tiny” Roberts; her children, Brent Roberts, Andrea Roberts Lawson and husband, Brian (all of Hiltons, VA); her sister, Jerlene Wells and husband, Jack (Maplesville, AL); her precious grandchildren who were the joys of her life, Chase Roberts and Chynna Roberts; special nephews and nieces, Wayne Greene, Keela Mims, Kathy Pennington, David Askew; an uncle, Denver Miller; special friends, Violet Camper and Louise Hobbs; several beloved cousins along with wonderful neighbors and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday (September 27, 2012) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday (September 27, 2012) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Powers and Rev. Will Shewey officiating. It was her wishes to have the visitation and funeral on Thursday so it would not interfere with Gate City Blue Devil Football on Friday night. A graveside service will be conducted on Friday (September 28, 2012) at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Virgie’s request was for NO flowers to be sent. Please make a memorial contribution to Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 10, Hiltons, VA 24258 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Maatouk, Mona Carter, Marsha Helton, Jennifer Elliott Baker, Lori Moore, Tony Carter, Bob Carter, and Tim Stidham. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Roberts family.

 

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

Submitted by Don Lane

William Fred Roberts

KINGSPORT — William Fred Roberts, 91, went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2011.

He was born on March 18, 1920 in Blackwater ,Va. He is the son of the late Mary Collier and William Roberts. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He also loved his Lord and was a friend to all who knew him. He was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. Mr. Roberts was employed by Consolidated Freight Lines from 1949 until 1977. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for 48 years.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Bobby Gene Roberts; mother, Mary Collier Roberts; father, William Roberts; sisters Addie Hatmaker, Essie Livesay, Evelyn Smith, and Annamae Blair; and brothers Roy and Lloyd Roberts.

Survivors include his sweetheart wife of 70 years, Maysie Giles Roberts; three daughters, Phyllis (Jay) Miller, Joyce ( Larry) Kerns, Brenda (Bill) Philyaw; grandchildren Kristi (Greg) Rhoten, Julie (Sean) Newland, Lori (Bill) Bryant, Amy (Tony) French, Angela (Chad) McPheron, Susan (Billy) Smith and Phillip (Janine) Philyaw; and eleven great-grandchildren; sisters Ova White, Betty Jessee, Wilma Therell; brothers, Jake Roberts, Mack H. Roberts, and Ken Roberts; and several nieces and nephews and his family at Madison House.

The family would like to extend a thank you to all the staff of Wexford House for their loving care.

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

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Timothy Wooten, officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m.Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park accorded by The American Legion Color Guard Post #3 and Post # 265.

Pallbearers will be Tim Woods, Jordan Rhoten, Mack Roberts Jr., Greg Rhoten, Sean Newland, Chad Mc Pheron, Larry Dishner and Tony French.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Jackson "Jack" Roberts

KINGSPORT - William Jackson "Jack" Roberts, 72, of Kingsport, passed away Monday (June 13, 2005) in the Brookhaven Health Care Center after a long illness.

Jack was born May 10, 1933 in Yuma, Va., and was a son of the late Harry Melvin and Mahala Bell (Violes) Roberts. He attended the Christian Life Center and, before his failing health, he worked for the TVA.

Jack was married 49 years to the late Nellie (Amos) Roberts. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Godsey, Edna Vinyard; and a brother, Harry Roberts.

Jack is survived by his family, Louetta Ruth Roberts, Crystal Dianne Norris and her husband Jimmy, all of King, N.C., David G. Roberts, William C. Roberts, Timothy (Timmy) Roberts and wife Tammy, all of Kingsport, Harvey M. Roberts and wife Brenda of Pfafftown, N.C.; sisters, Lola Manis and husband Ronald of Church Hill, and Emma Jane Smith of Kingsport. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Ronald Manis officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Family and friends will be pallbearers.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Roberts family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Noah Roberts

FALL BRANCH - W. N. (Noah) Roberts, 80, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday [10/23/1970] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

A native of Hawkins County, he had lived here 60 years. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Co. and a member of the Chimney Top Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth E. Roberts; son, Ray Roberts, Fall Branch; daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Hite and Mrs. Bill Crawford, Fall Branch, and Mrs. James Morrison, Cocoa, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Luna Bell Daley and Mrs. Mary Fowler, both of Cohulta, Ga., ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Fall Branch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Oct. 25, 1970)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl Estella (Miller) Robertson

Pearl M. Robertson, 83, 343 May Ave., Kingsport, died Wednesday (Feb. 11, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Clinchport, Va., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a member of Morrison City Christian Church and was the daughter of Henry and Rosa Walker Miller.

Mrs. Robertson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kendall Robertson.

Surviving are two sons, K. Wayne Robertson, of Kingsport, and Larry A. Robertson, Gray; four grandchildren, Rebecca Robertson, Crystal Robertson, Tracey Hensley and Chris Robertson; two sisters, Ada Roberts, Clinchport, Va., and Bonnie Kaylor, Belleview, Fla.; two brothers, Rufus Miller, Gate City, Va., and Denver Miller, of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Grant Miller and Bob Underwood officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cora V. Robinette

DUFFIELD, Va. — Cora V. Robinette, 87, entered into rest Monday (Jan. 26, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Nov. 11, 1921, to the late Franklin Taylor Robinette and Verna Gibson Robinette.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include two nephews, Glen Tyler and wife, Margaret, Kingsport, and Nick Schussler, Johnson City; three nieces, Phyllis Ruth Mays and husband, Charlie, of Maryland, Margaret Koth and husband, Don, Kingsport, Billie Sue Berry and husband, James H., Duffield, Va.; five great nephews, four great nieces; six great-great nephews, 12 great-great nieces; eight great-great-great nephews and 10 great-great-great nieces; and a host of cousins and many friends.

The body will be cremated according to Mrs. Robinette’s wishes.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Pastor David Kern officiating.

Music will be provided by Kaylors Chapel Choir.

The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, family request that contributions may be made to the charity or church of their choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Deborah Jayne Mullins Robinette

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors. Karl Robinette’s family is from Scott Co. No info about whether these Mullins have roots in Scott Co.

HARLAN, Ky. — Deborah Jayne Mullins Robinette, 49, died early Friday morning (Oct. 31, 2008) in a Knoxville Hospital following a short illness.

A resident of Harlan, Ky, she was born in Norfolk, Va. on Nov. 22, 1958 to Mary Elizabeth Mullins and the late Hubert Gordon Mullins. Debbie was a member of Ervinton High School’s graduating class of 1977 in Nora, Va., and furthered her education at Southeast Community and Technical College receiving her degree as a registered nurse. Debbie was an active member of Harlan Baptist Church, where she enjoyed serving God with each opportunity that arose including teaching the K-2 children’s Sunday school class. She was the director of nursing at Horizon Adult Healthcare and was passionate about her work, touching the lives of both coworkers and patients.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her sister, Tammy (Jeff) Long of Knoxville, Tenn.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Karl Robinette; and three sons, Justin, 20, Frank, 16 and Grant, 10 years; mother, Mary Elizabeth Mullins, Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Ken (Becky) Mullins of Atlanta, Ga. and John (Jean) Mullins of Blacksburg, Va.; two sisters, Connie (Bill) Stanley of Newnan, Ga. and Tina (Bob) Frazier of Knoxville, Tenn.; father and mother-in-law, Frank (Madge) Robinette, Harlan, Ky. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Debbie will be remembered as a wonderful, caring mother, daughter, sister and friend whose sense of humor and devotion to church and family will be sadly missed but beautifully remembered.

Viewing for friends and relatives will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harlan Baptist Church, immediately followed by a memorial service. Officiating will be Debbie’s pastor of 18 years, John Ditty.

Graveside entombment will follow on Monday at 1 p.m. in the Robinette Family Cemetery in Fairview, Va.

Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna (Brickey) Robinette

NORTON, Va. — Edna Robinette, born June 16, 1921, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 17, 2008) in Morristown, Tenn.

She was a lifelong resident of Norton, Va., until recently moving to Russellville. She was a member of the Wilson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Ollie Brickey; husband, Arthur Robinette; son, Pete Robinette; four brothers; and four sisters.

Edna was a beloved mother and grandmother — a friend to many.

She is survived by daughter, Judy Minnix and husband, Larry, Russellville, Tenn.; son, Randy Robinette and wife, Betty of Nashville; grandchildren, Aimee Isaac, Baltimore, Md., Aaron Minnix, Russellville, Brandon Robinette, Reno, Nev., Brian Robinette and Westly Robinette, both of Norton; three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Randy Sturgill officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Family and friend will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

As an alternative to flowers, donations may be made to Wilson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Catherine Ison, 5961 Powell River Road, Norton, Va. 24273.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Franklin Taylor "Little T." Robinette Jr.

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Franklin (Little T.) Taylor Robinette Jr., 84, of Route No. 2 (Fairview), departed this life Wednesday morning (Dec. 1, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Lee County, Va., a farmer and a blacksmith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin Taylor Robinette Sr., and Vernie Gibson Robinette ; two sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are his sisters, Ruth Tyler, Kingsport, Lina Scheussler, Weber City, Va., Cora Robinette , Clinchport, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

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

Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

At his request Mr. Robinette was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of donors choice.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Gale B. "G.B." Robinette

LEBANON, Tenn. - Gale (G.B.) Robinette , 72, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Dec. 1, 1999) of congestive heart failure.

Mr. Robinette was raised in Christian Bend (Hawkins County) and was a resident of Lebanon, Tenn. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon. Mr. Robinette was a retired Consolidated Freight Lines truck driver and had served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James (Jim) and Betty Shelton Robinette .

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Fern Caldwell Robinette , of the home; two daughters, Candece Hedges, North Carolina and Anita Pope, Hermitage, Tenn.; one son, Gale Robinette , Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Verdie Lee Christian and brother-in-law, Billy Christian, Mount Carmel, Wilmoth Varney, Maryland, Ebbie Kersey, Rogersville and Elizabeth (Alwilda) Morelock, Kingsport; two brothers, Clinton Robinette and sister-in-law, Coleen Robinette , Landon Robinette and sister-in-law, Evelyn Robinette , all of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at the Immanuel Baptist Church on Dec. 4, 1999.

Interment was at Heritage Memorial Gardens, Hermitage, Tenn.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. (published Kingsport Times-News, 14 Jan 2000)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harmon “David” Robinette

KINGSPORT — Harmon “David” Robinette, 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2009 , at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Fairview , Va. , on March 14, 1937. He graduated from Fairview High School and went on to graduate from Nashville Auto Diesel School . He was parts department manager for Robinette Chevrolet in Harlan , Ky. , Cox Oldsmobile in Kingsport and Daugherty Brothers Chevrolet in Gate City , Va. , for 53 years of combined service, selling General Motors parts. He loved spending time on his farm with his cattle. Mr. Robinette was a member of West View Baptist Church where he loved singing in the quartet. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his family and music. He now sings in the heavenly choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vema Wanda Wallen and Ronald Jess Robinette; stepmother, Dorcas Qualls Robinette; maternal grandparents, Harmon and Lizzie Wallen; paternal grandparents, Prior Jess and Bessie Robinette; brothers, Ronald Douglas Robinette, P.J. Robinette and Phillip Doran Robinette.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl A. Robinette of the home; daughters, Emily Grace Robinette and fiancée’, Justin Glenn Fink; Elizabeth Ann Wampler and husband, Steve, Donna Elaine Christian and husband, Gordon and Connie Lynn Clendenin and husband, Jimmy; son, David Dwayne Robinette; sister, Doris Isaacs and husband, Sam; brother, Harold E. “Eddie” Robinette and wife, Annie; seven grandchildren, Joe and Tonya Palmer, Sarah Christian, Aaron and Adrianne Robinette, Cole and Caden Wampler; aunt, Betty Zayne Hatfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday in Oak Hill Memorial Park . Family and friends should meet at the gravesite by 12:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Paul Bledsoe, Harry Moore, Paul Horton, Allyn Horton, John Ramsey and Jack Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Shoemaker, Donald Roller, Harold Roller, Don Grindstaff, Michael Cox, Darryl Castle, Elmer Lewis and Wayne Daugherty.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to West View Baptist Church , 1037 Fairview Ave. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mr. H. David Robinette.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Ira Clinton Robinette

MENTOR ON THE LAKE, Ohio - Ira Clinton Robinette, 69, passed away Monday (April 21, 2003).

He was preceded in death by his parents, James William Robinette and Betty Ann Shelton Robinette; son, Randal Curtis Robinette; and one brother, Gale B. Robinette.

Surviving are his wife, Coleen Richards Robinette, of the home; sons, Ira Clinton Robinette Jr., Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, James Daniel (Jim) Robinette and wife Toni, Mentor, Ohio, and Kenneth Douglas Robinette, Brantehal, Ohio; grandchildren, Jimmy Robinette Jr., Katie Robinette, Kristy Robinette, Jenna Robinette, Clinton Robinette III and Kenneth Douglas Robinette; sisters, Mrs. Bill (Verdie Lee) Christian, Mount Carmel, Ms. Wilmoth Varney, Glen Burnie, Md., Ms. Ebbie Kersey, Rogersville, and Ms. Alwilda Morlock, Kingsport; brother, Landin D. Robinette and wife Evelyn, Eastlake, Ohio; and a special friend, Paula Wright.

Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church (Bloomingdale Pike). Friends may also call anytime at 152 Holcomb St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Joe Robinette officiating.

Burial will follow the service at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests no flowers please.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Howard Robinette

John Howard Robinette, 81, 712 Morrison Ave., died at 3:40 a.m. Monday [June 10, 1985] at his home after an extended illness.

A native of Wise County, Va., he resided in Kingsport most of his life and was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Co. in the Tenite Division, retiring in 1969.

Mr. Robinette was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and a former member of the Modern Woodmen.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audrene Lane Robinette, Kingsport; three grandchildren; and a brother, Dewey Robinette, Jonesborough.

He was predeceased by a son Rodney Robinette in 1972.

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

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fu­neral home chapel with The Rev. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem­etery.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, June 11, 1985

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Landin D. Robinette

EASTLAKE, Ohio - Landin D. Robinette , 70, of Eastlake, Ohio passed away Thursday (April 20, 2006) after a long illness, surrounded by his family.

Landin was born in McRoberts, Ky. on November 5, 1935 to the late Jim and Betty Robinette . He was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and was anxiously waiting to be a great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Landin was preceded in death by his two brothers, Clinton and G.B.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Evelyn Richard Robinette ; daughter, Tena; son, Landin, Jr.; and daughter, Cindy; grandchildren, Michael Mellissa and Bryan, Beau, Adam, Ashley and Patrick; sisters, Verdie Lee, Wilmoth, Ebbie, and Alwilda; special sister-in-law, Coleen; special family and friends; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m on Monday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1444 Bloomingdale Pike Kingsport, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial contribution to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1444 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

(Brunner's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements in Ohio).

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Jean (Flanary) Price Robinette

KINGSPORT - Linda Flanary Robinette, 58, of Kingsport, passed away suddenly on Sunday (June 11, 2006) at her home.

She was a graduate of Gate City High School and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Robinette; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Flanary.

Surviving are her brother-in-law, Joe Robinette and wife Sheila of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Sissy Jones of Knoxville; three nephews, Will Robinette of Kingsport, Tommy Bryant of Knoxville and Todd Bryant of Dallas, Tex.; two nieces, Lee Reynolds of Kingsport and Lynn Stewart of Alpharetta, Ga.; along with several friends.

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

A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Cecil Sturgill officiating.

Music will be provided by Linda Goins.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lurana (Lyons) Robinette

GATE CITY — Mrs. Lurana Lyons Robinette, 84, Gate City, Va., passed away Friday (Nov. 14, 2008) at Holston Manner, Kingsport.
Mrs. Robinette was born in Scott County, Va., on July 2, 1924, the daughter of the late Daniel and Laura Kilgore Lyons.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Omer Robinette; sisters, Jerline Anderson and Eunice Clark; and brothers, Roy and Andy Lyons.
Surviving is her sister, Iona Horton, Richmond, Va.; and several special nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday 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. Eckel Herron officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kilgore Cemetery in the Big Springs community of Hancock County, Tenn.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Lurana Lyons Robinette.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha J. (Berry) Robinette

Mrs. Martha J. Robinette, 75, wife of J. W. Robinette died Wednesday [11/9/1949] at 5:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. P. Rogers.

Short funeral services will held Friday at 11 a.m. at the home of Mrs. W. H. Noel, 1614 Bristol Highway. Church services will be conducted at Mountain View Church in Pattonsville, Va. at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The Rev. Lon Harmon and the Rev. W. R. Dillon will officiate.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. C. P. Robinette [Rogers?], of Rogersville, and Mrs. W. H. Noel, Kingsport; two sons, T. Robinette, Norton, and Kilton Robinette, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Davidson, Syracuse, N. Y., and Mrs. J. P. Robinette, Dayton, Ohio; four brothers, Orb, John, and Garrett Berry of Fairview and "Doc" Berry of Big Stone Gap; and 12 grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Sidney Tyler, preceded her in death.

The body will be moved late this afternoon from the Huff Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Noel.

Kingsport Times, Thurs., Nov. 10, 1949

Submitted by Don Lane

Trilby (Robinette) Robinette

BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- Trilby Robinette died Tuesday (June 16, 1998) at Wellmont-Lonesome Pine Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She had lived her entire life in the area and was a retired teacher for the Wise County School System. She attended the Irondale Primitive Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Robinette ; her parents, S.S. and Addie Robinette ; and a brother, S.S. Robinette Jr.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nell and Lester Cross and a grandson, John Cross, all of Ardmore, Tenn.; three sisters, Butis Bledsoe, Brooksville, Fla., Bunnie Stallard and Kasel Westbrook, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and a brother, Vermland Robinette , Brookville, Fla.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gene Swinney and the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Robinette Family Cemetery on Baum Hollow Road , Big Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
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Sampson S. “Buddy” Robinette

S. S. (Buddy) Robinette, aged 68, died unexpectedly at 4:10 p.m. Thursday [ 10/16/1947 ] at his home in Oreton , Virginia . He had lived in Oreton for 42 years, serving as an employee of the Southern Railway for most of that time. He retired from active service last June.

Mr. Robinette is survived by his wife, Addie Pearcy Robinette, and six children; Mrs. H. D. Bledsoe, of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Mrs. H. T. Stallard, of Esserville, Va.; Mrs. Lloyd O. Robinette, of Oreton; Mrs. W. E. Robinette of Kingsport; S. S. Robinette, Jr., of Oreton, Va.; and Cpl. V. J. Robinette of the U. S. Army.

The following half brothers and sisters also survive; W. H. Robinette of Rogersville; G. B. Robinette of Kimberly, Idaho; Elmer Robinette of Albuquerque, N. M.; W. Z. Robinette of Clinchport, Va.; B. B. Robinette of Big Stone Gap,  Va.; Mrs. Ida Jennings of Elizabethton, Tcnn.; Mrs, Alice Craft of Salem, Ark.; Mrs. J. H. Glass of Phoenix. Ariz.; Mrs. Grace Ross of Live Oak, Fla.; Mrs. Beulah Meade of Appalachia, Va., and Mrs. Nora Belle Campbell of Castlewood, Va. Eight grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Robinette's Chapel in Oreton. Burial will follow in Robinette's Cemetery.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Saturday, October 18, 1947)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Thelma Ila (Lester) Robinette

WHITE MARSH, Md. - Mrs. Thelma Ila Robinette, 63, White Marsh, Md., died Monday (April 25, 1994) at her home.

Surviving are her husband, William Junior Robinette, White Marsh, Md.; one son, William Ronald Robinette, White Marsh, Md.; one daughter, Wilma Louise Robinette, White Marsh, Md.; two brothers, James H. Lester, Alex­andria, Va. and Robbie W. Les­ter, Lynn, Ind.; one sister, Donna Lindsey Dean, Duffield, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sturgill Fu­neral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Clark officiating.

Burial will be in the Peters Cemetery, Duffield, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Viola Grace (Anderson) Robinette

(I suspect that she lived in the Lee Co part of Blackwater because a couple of her siblings are documented as b. Lee Co.)

BLACKWATER, Va. — Grace Robinette, 89, entered into rest on Monday afternoon (Dec. 29, 2008) at Brian Center, Weber City, Va. after an extended illness.

Grace was a life-time member of Sarepta Baptist Church in Blackwater, where she served as secretary for several years. She was also active in Ruritan and served as secretary until her health would not allow it. She operated a small grocery store from 1970 until 2004. Her sister, Nell, helped her in the store until she passed away in 2000. In her later years, she had some very special neighbors and friends that would help her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.E. Robinette Jr.; her parents, Lloyd and Effie (Baker) Anderson; four brothers, Lawson, Jess, Hugh and Glenn Anderson; and three sisters, Evelyn Baker, Nell Hickam and Nina Hyatt.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Chris Begley and husband, Miles; two grandchildren, Melissa and Jason Begley; two sisters, Clarice Trotter and husband, David, and Josephine McCauley and husband, Fayne; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all of those at Brian Center that helped to make it her home for the past three years. She made some very special friends while she was there. Also, the family would like to thank Alley’s Chapel United Methodist Church for all of their love and support for making her a part of their church family.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alley’s Chapel U.M.C. Scholarship Fund, c/o Wanda McConnell, 1144 Sorrell Creek Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251 or the Blackwater Vol. Fire Dept, c/o Mae Gilliam, Rt. 1, Box 4, Blackwater, Va. 24221.

Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dixie Joan (Blevins) Nickels Robinson

KINGSPORT — Dixie Joan Robinson, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Sunday ( Aug. 31, 2008 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born Feb. 4, 1924 in Ashland , Ky. to Edgar and Ora Ashworth Blevins, and has previously resided in St. Petersburg , Fla. She retired from General Telephone Directory Company.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Robinson, Dec. 28, 1980; brothers, Dr. Bill B. Blevins and Barney E. Blevins; sisters, Juanita B. Nickels and Teddy B. Jennings.

Surviving are a daughter, Ramona N. Gothard and husband, Charles “Buddy” Gothard; grandson, Joel “Joey” Gothard; great-granddaughter, Callie Marie Gothard; great-grandson, Colin Joel Gothard; brothers, Jack L. Blevins and wife, Helen, Johnson City and Joe M. Blevins and wife, Patty, Palm Harbor, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. J. Thomas Phillips officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park . Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Indian Path Medical Center for all their care and thoughtfulness during Ms. Robinson’s illness.

Memorial contributions made be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , Tenn. 38105 or visit their website for online donations at www.stjude.org or a hospice of your choice.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Robinson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ella Mae (Page) Parks Robinson

ST. PAUL, Va. -- Ella Mae Robinson, 74, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2006) at the home.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Cowan Sr. and Maggie Meade Page.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Arvil Robinson, Sr.; one daughter, Linda Kay Bowlin; and one son, Melvin Arvil Robinson Jr

She is survived by two daughters, Goldie Cox of Kingsport, and Helen Taylor of Castlewood, Va.; one stepdaughter, Sonia Gay Petersake of Abingdon Va.; four sons, Thadeus Robinson of St. Paul, Va., Grady Allen Robinson of Baltimore, Md., Dennis Ray Robinson of St. Paul, Va., and Billy Hayes Parks of St. Paul, Va.; two step-sons, Charles Robinson of Taylor, Mich. and Ed Robinson of Hawaii; two sisters, Margaret Hall of Weber City, Va., and Carolyn Burgeas of Tullahoma, Tenn.; four brothers, R.J. Page, Fred Page and Randy Page, all of Lockport, N.Y., and Cowan Page, Jr., of St. Paul, Va; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Interment will follow in the Cox Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Lee Robinson

July 13, 1937 - September 26, 2014

Nickelsville VA    Henry Lee Robinson, Sr., age 77 of Nickelsville, VA went home to be with the Lord with his loving family by his side on September 26, 2014.

He was born in Dante, Virginia on July 13, 1937. Henry retired from Holston Defense as a firefighter in 1989 after 25 years of service. He was a farmer and a cattleman for many years. Henry was a member of Free Hill Baptist Church and Fidelety Masonic Lodge # 173 for 55 years

He was preceded in death by his Mother Jean Williams Robinson and Father Orville Robinson Sr.; brother Orville Robinson Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patsy D. Robinson; two daughters, Carol Robinson Elam (Danny) of Nickelsville, Tammy Vargas (Benito) Kingsport; two sons Henry Lee Robinson Jr., Coy Robinson (Missy) both of Nickelsville; five grandchildren Stephanie Mitchell (David), Jacqueline Vermillion (Luke) Yuma, Abby Godsey, Kevin Robinson, Ethan Vargas Kingsport; four great-grandchildren, Brady, Kyleigh, Bryson and Bailey; three sisters Freda Stapleton, Norma Robinson, Nickelsville and Catherine Lambert of Castlewood; a brother Johnny Wayne Robinson (Teresa) Nickelsville; Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 29, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City. A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 PM followed by a funeral service with Rev. Darrell Fletcher and Rev. Larry Beavers officiating. Eulogy will be provided by Mark McCarty.

Music will be provided by Chad Lane, David and Roger Easterling.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday September 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Free Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the Cemetery no later than 12:50PM.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bays, Allen (Gilley) McCloud, Robert (Bob) Hall, Greg Corder, Mathew Odle, William Johnson, Gerald Parks, Bobby Neal Elliott and Phillip Vicars.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all his friends and neighbors for all their prayers and well wishes.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is honored to serve the family of Henry Lee Robinson.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Robinson, Williams, Meade, McConnell, Holdway, Hammonds, Compton, Culkertson, Lane)

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Jon Robert Robinson

THE COLONY, Tex. — Jon Robert Robinson, 23, of The Colony (Dallas), Tex., formerly of Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Dec. 17, 2008 in Denton, Tex.

He was born on July 6, 1985 in Dallas, Tex. John was gifted to say the least. He made an impression on everyone he came across and is someone that will never be forgotten. Conversations with Jon were intriguing and he gave his grand opinion on any topic discussed. With an inquisitive mind, outgoing personality, great passion and a big heart, he touched all of us. He changed the world with his laugh and smile.

Jon was a member of Younglife while attending Twin Springs High School. He attended college at UVA Wise, worked for Nabors Drilling Company, Bridgeport, Tex. Jon our hearts are broken, although deeply enriched in knowing you. Your spirit will soar in our hearts forever.

John is preceded in death by his mother, Suzzette Redwine; grandfather, John Robinson; great-grandparents, Eugene and Edith Daugherty; and cousins Ronnie Lee Redwine and Jason Turner.

Jon is survived by his father and step-mother, Bill and Steph Robinson of The Colony, Tex.; step-father, Craig Counts, Nickelsville, Va.; brothers and sisters, Shannon Betz, Valarie Robinson, Austin Counts; grandparents, Barbara Robinson, Hilda and Scott Redwine, Jesse and Patricia Leutwyler; aunts and uncles, Lisa and Darryl Combs, Sharon Redwine, Ron Wampler, Larry and Sherry Redwine, Shelva Elliot, Patsy and Henry Robinson, Karen and Ronald Turner, Gary Daughtery, Rhonda Snodgrass; cousins, Leigh Ann redwine, John Redwine, Adam Fields, Josh Redwine, Allisssa Redwine, Alivia Combs, Megan and Shauna Stergil; other cousins and relatives; special friends, Daniel Helbert, Rachael Smith and Amanda Winegarner; among many others.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Younglife, P.O. Box 806, Gate City, Va. 24251

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cornelia (Blair) Rodefer

BLOUNTVILLE — Cornelia B. Rodefer, 87 of Blountville, entered into rest on Saturday, (Nov. 5, 2011) at the Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville.

Mrs. Rodefer was a Blountville, Tenn. native and the daughter of the late John William and Beulah Blair. She was a founding member of Clay Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Blountville and a homemaker.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Hubert Rodefer in 1998; one son, Hubert Rodefer, Jr. in 2004; and brothers, Ed Blair, Stanley Blair, Claude Blair and Jasper Blair.

Survivors include one daughter, Pearl Stallcup and husband, Eddie of Franklin, N. C.; one son, Bud Rodefer and wife, Judy of Blountville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Blair and wife, Grace and Jimmy Blair; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rodefer will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Pastors Lelbert Thornberg and Scottie Sexton officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Terry Blair, Jerry Blair, Kenneth Blair, Danny Stewart, Roger Poore and Johnny Harr.

Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:45 p.m.

The family would like to take the opportunity to express their sincere thanks to all of the staff at Greystone Health Care. They provided excellent care for the last eight and a half years of Mrs. Rodefer’s life. God blessed her greatly with many friends and a second "family."

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rodefer family.

[Scott Co families – Blair, McMurray and others. Both parents were born in Scott Co.]

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Sue (Peters) Rogan

KINGSPORT - Barbara Rogan, 61, died Friday (March 21, 2003) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn., after a brief illness.

Mrs. Rogan was a life long resident of Kingsport. She was a homemaker and a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Her husband, John Odell Rogan, parents, Rayford and Trula Peters preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Rosetta and David Rhoton, Surgoinsville, Tenn.; sisters, Shirley Murray and Sheila Morelock and husband Roy E., all of Kingsport, Tenn.; brother, Wayne Peters and wife Anne, Kingsport, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 12 noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the downtown chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Mullins officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Mill Creek Baptist Church, 449 Church Road, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles R. Rogan Jr.

Charles Rogan Jr., 55, a former resident of Kingsport, died in Dallas, Tex., at 1 a.m. Saturday [4/20/1963] of a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife, Roie Rogan; one son, Charles Rogan III; one daughter, Mary Lynn Rogan; three sisters, Mrs. C. T. Hamlett, Kingsport, Mrs. C. R. Lowe, Johnson City, Mrs. C. E. Buffenmyers, Ashland, Ohio; one grandson.

The funeral will he at 2 p.m. today at Dudley-Hughes Funeral Home in Dallas.

(Wife Roie A. McClellan Rogan (10/5/1904 – 5/3/1990) born in Scott Co, daughter of Joseph Benjamin McClellan and Mary (Taylor) McClellan)

Kingsport News, Monday, April 22, 1963

Submitted by Don Lane

William Lewis Rogan

KINGSPORT — William Lewis Rogan, 80, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, (Dec. 14, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., Mr. Rogan served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #3382. He was retired from Clinchfield Railroad and attended Victory Baptist Church when health permitted. He was known and loved by many people.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Belton Rogan and Ollie (Wills) Rogan; his first wife Cathleen Monroe Rogan; brother, Odell Rogan; brother and sister-in-law, Fayne and Wanda Falin.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pauline Grimm Rogan of the home; nieces and nephews, Donnie Rogan, Gerald Rogan, Vickie Rogan Morris, Tammy Rogan, Rose Rhoton, Sondra Dotson Bridwell, Shirley Dotson, Diana Dotson Fleming and John C. Dotson, III; several other nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenneth Grimm, Stewart and Juanita Grimm, Bill and Linda Starnes, Herbie and Wilma Namendorf; his pets, Punkin and Tiger.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

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

Music will be provided by the Dotson Sisters.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Bellamy Cemetery, (Stanley Valley) with the American Legion Post 3/265 and the Tennessee National Guard performing the rites Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Fred Falin, Don Fleming, Billy Falin, Donnie Rogan, Chuck Grimm and Bill Starnes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Monroe, Ken Starnes, Gerald Rogan, David Falin, Steve Falin and Daniel Falin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Freedom Fellowship Church, 401 W. Sullivan Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Arthur Lee Rogers

Arthur Lee Rogers, age 85, of Kingsport went to his Heavenly Home on Friday, August 26, 2011 at his home.

Arthur was a member of Depews Chapel United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the Germany European Theater. He retired from Eastman Chemical after 32 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Manuel Rogers and Media Ketron Rogers ; his first wife of 20 years, Mary Evelyn Rogers; son, Paul Rogers, stepson, Phillip Reynolds; stepdaughter, Pamela Reynolds; three sisters, Lucille Peters, Vessie Gilreath and Gladys Hawkins; and two brothers, Kenner Rogers and John "Jay" Rogers.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Eva Pauline Rogers; daughter, Paulette Booth; stepson, Shannon Reynolds and wife Melanie; three grandchildren, Shalyn Reynolds, Misty Rhodes and Brian Rhodes; nieces, Shirley Neal, Trish Rogers, Wendy McClellan and Jeri Hawkins. He is further survived by several nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home or any time at the home. Funeral services will follow with Reverend Paul Lane and Reverend Nathan Ware officiating. Special music will be provided by Bettie Wallen.

Military graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Meditation on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM with military rites being accorded by Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 of the American Legion.

Pallbearers will be Tim Dolen, Roy Dolen, Ronnie Dolen, Daniel Dolen, Mark Phillips, Jim McClellan, Clarence Lawson and Harold Gilreath.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Wallen, Fred Churchwell, Henry Lawson, Henry Harkleroad, Dave Cline, Don Gilreath, Heath Phillips, Orville Dolen, James Dishner, Gary Eidson, Wayne Eidson and Samuel Candelaria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Depews Chapel United Methodist Church.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Arthur Lee Rogers.

Oak Hill Mem Park obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Christopher D. “Chris” Rogers

KINGSPORT — Christopher D. “Chris” Rogers, 42, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( July 18, 2009 ) at Indian Path Medical Center , Kingsport .

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County ( Kingsport ). He was a graduate of Sullivan North High School in 1985. Chris attended Northeast State where he received his Paramedic Degree. He was a member of New Journey Fellowship Church where he served as deacon, youth Pastor and servant of the Lord. Christopher was a life-time member of the Kingsport Life Saving Crew. He was a member of the Kingsport City Fire Department for over 16 years when he had to retire due to illness.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kim Beverly Rogers of the home; his daughters, Mallory Rogers and Lauren Rogers both of Kingsport; his mother, Lou Rogers of Kingsport; his father, Larry David Rogers and wife, Gaye of Kingsport; mother-in-law, Mae Beverly of Blountville; two sisters, Cindy Haynes and husband, Joe and Rachel Puckett and husband, Shannon, all of Kingsport; special friend, Scott Good and many other special friends at Kingsport City Fire Department; along with his sisters and brothers of New Journey Fellowship Church.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at New Journey Fellowship Church , 617 Donelson Drive , Kingsport .

Funeral services will follow in the church at 7 p.m. with Rev. Richard Kelly and F.D. Chaplain Jack Almany, officiating.

Fire Department Honors provided by the City of Kingsport Fire Department.

Music will be by Heather Ketron.

Graveside services and City of Kingsport Fire Department Honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gunnings Cemetery , Blountville. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

City of Kingsport Fireman will be pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Kingsport Firefighters Association, Local 2270, 2609 East Center Street , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ernest Kenneth Rogers

BIG STONE GAP , Va. -- Ernest Kenneth (Pap) Rogers , 73, went to be with the Lord Thursday ( Oct. 15, 1998 ) at Norton Community Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Lee County , Va. , he was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A. District No. 28, Local No. 1405. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II. Mr. Rogers was a member of Robinette's Chapel Central Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Park and Matilda Rogers ; and three brothers, George, Claude and Paul Rogers .

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lee Rogers ; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth (Mae) Rogers , Johnny (Teresa) Rogers and Hank (Kathy) Rogers , all of Big Stone Gap, Va. ; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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. Sunday at Robinette's Chapel Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Childress officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at the Shupe Family Cemetery , Jasper, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glenn David Rogers

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Glenn David Rogers, 71, passed away Saturday (Feb. 21, 2009) at his residence.

He was born in Lee County, Va., lived in New York for over 20 years and had resided in Big Stone Gap for the past 25 years. He worked for Star Expansion Co. in New York for five years and then worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in Newburgh, N.Y. for over 15 years. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was of Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Venus (Spears) Rogers; five brothers, Roger Delph, Bill Delph, Clarence Delph, Rufus Rogers, Cecil Rogers and Lloyd Rogers; five sisters, Bessie Lovell, Hazel Morelock, Minnie Newton, Etta Wells and Velva Scalf.

Surviving are his daughter, Elisa Rogers of Big Stone Gap; his son, Glenn Rogers, II of Modena, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Aaron Dorton, Ashliegh Rogers and A.J. Rogers; four sisters, Lucille Estep of Talbott, Tenn., Loretta Bishop of Morristown, Tenn., Molly Winstead of Bean Station, Tenn., Kate Willis of Duffield, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, VA.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Wells officiating.

Military rites, conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honors Team, Shaw A.F.B., S.C. and local V.F.W. and D.A.V. Posts, will be held at 12 noon Tuesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Wilson "Jay" Rogers

KINGSPORT - John "Jay" Rogers, 91, of Kingsport, passed away Monday morning (Feb. 14, 2005) at Wellmont Hospice House of Bristol after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Rogers was born in Sullivan County and spent his entire life here.

Mr. Rogers was of the Baptist faith and had retired from Holston Defense Corp. in 1976 after over 20 years of service in the Utilities Dept.

He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. John was a member of the VFW #3365 and the Stone Drive Eagles Club.

The family stated that he was a dear friend to many and God took him home to be with his wife and son.

He was preceded in death by his wife, son, parents, one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include his daughter, Trish Rogers, Kingsport; one sister, Lucille Peters, Kingsport; one brother, Arthur Rogers, Gray; daughter-in-law, Becky Godsey, Kingsport; and best friend, Ruby Gibson, Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Military graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Leonard D. Rogers

CHURCH HILL -- Leonard D. Rogers, 62, of Route 3 Church Hill, died at 3 p.m. Sunday [July 5, 1964] at the Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was born in Lee County, Va., but had lived in Hawkins County for the past 29 years. He operated a grocery store.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lora Hammonds Rogers, Church Hill; daughters, Mrs. Grover Smith and Mrs. Midget Adkins. Church Hill, and Mrs. Curtis Brownlee, Dayton, Ohio; son, Earl Rogers, Church Hill; brothers, Abe and Logan Rogers, Kingsport, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ross Camp Ground Methodist Church by Rev. Robert Wilkinson and Rev. Gerald Begley.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, after which it will be taken to the church for funeral services

(Kingsport Times, Monday, July 6, 1964)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lora Lee ( Hammonds ) Rogers

CHURCH HILL - Lora Lee Rogers, 84, Brookhaven Nursing Manor, formerly of Big Elm Road , Route 3, Church Hill, died early Sunday morning ( March 17, 1991 ).

A native of Scott County, Va., she had spent the greater part of her life in this area. She was a homemaker and a member of Lewis Lane Central Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rogers; and two sons, Allen Rogers and Fred Rogers.

Surviving are three daughter, Mrs. William (Nellie Smith) Weatherly, Kingsport , Nancy Adkins McMurray, Elizabethton, Mrs. Curtis (Verna) Brownlee, Mount Carmel ; one son, Earl Bradley Rogers, Willington , N.C. ; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grand­children; two. sisters, Bernice Haga and Cleda Stokes, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Mort Hammonds, Kingpsort and Mas­sie Hammonds, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Weatherly, 451 Park Drive , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tim Adkins officiating.

Burial will be in Ross Camp­ground United Methodist Church Cemetery .

(Obituary from Lola Carter Hutchins’ family notebook)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Loyd Joe Rogers

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Loyd Joe Rogers, 68, passed away Monday (Jan. 21, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., following an extended illness.

He was born in Jasper, Va. and had lived in Big Stone Gap for the past 39 years. He was a retired truck driver with the former V & V Mining in Big Stone Gap, with 33 years of service. He was a christian.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Steve Mack Rogers and Lilly Venue Speers; five brothers, Rufus Rogers, Clarence Delph, Roger Delph, Bill Delph, and Eckel E. "Cecil" Rogers; four sisters, Hazel Morelock, Etta Wells, Minnie Newton and Velvie Scalf.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Janice Collier Rogers; one daughter, Leslie Rosemary Rogers Roop and husband, Danny Roop, of Big Stone Gap; one granddaughter, Brittany Roop of Big Stone Gap; one brother, Glenn Rogers of Big Stone Gap; three sisters, Ruby Kate Willis and husband, Harold, of Big Stone Gap, Loretta Bishop of Morristown, Tenn. and Molly Winstead and husband, Tex, of Bean Station, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to -8 p.m. Thursday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. L.E. Wolfe officiating.

Burial will follow in American Legion Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian and Matthew McDaries, Leonard Bowen, Brandon Addison, David Lawson, Wayne Collier, Junior Fannon and Darrell Fannon.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mabel C. (Booher) Rogers

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Mabel C. Booher Rogers, 93, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday ( Nov. 1, 2010 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Mrs. Rogers was born in Scott County, Va. on Dec. 24, 1916. She was the daughter of the late James E. “Ed” and Bertha C. Eads Booher.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin C. Rogers; her sisters, Mary M. Booher Price, Emily I. Booher Jones and E. Louise Booher Jones; and brothers, Billy J., Lindsay H., and Joe W. Booher.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruthlyne “Rudy” Neeley and husband, W.H. “Bill”, Blountville; sons, Ronald Bruce Rogers and wife, Jo, Ft. Worth, Tex., and Sammy D. Rogers and wife, Joann, Johnson City; grandchildren, Lisa C. Neeley Kite and husband, J.D., Candice Neeley, Bruce Rogers, II and wife, Betty, and Christopher Rogers; three great-grandchildren; brother, James E. Booher; brothers-in-law, Charles Jones and Ernest Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at 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. Pat Davis Jr. officiating.

Wayne Bledsoe will provide piano music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to convey a special thank you to the 4th floor nursing staff at Indian Path Medical Center .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Geneva “ Neva ” (Caudle) Rogers

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Mary Geneva Rogers, 88, of Route 1, Gate City, died in the Holston Valley Community Hospital al 3 p.m. Saturday (7/4/1964) after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Jeff and Nellie Epperson Caudle. She was a Baptist. Her husband, R. B. Rogers, died 30 years ago.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Ova Jenkins of Alhambra, Calif.; Mrs. Ida Flanary, Weber City, Va.; Mrs. Lena Sluff, Piney Flats, Tenn.; Mrs. Emma Humphrey, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Taylor, Plasterco, Va.; and Mrs. Lassie Hubbard, Williamsburg. Va.; sons, Clarence E., Three Rivers, Calif.; Ervin C., Gate City, and Ralph E. Rogers, Clinchport, Va.; brother, Floyd Caudle, Weber City; 37 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 5, 1964)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Mary Lee (Childress) Rogers

BIG STONE GAP , Va. - Mary Lee Rogers, 76, went to be with the Lord Wednesday ( April 18, 2001 ) at her home.

Born March 5, 1925 , she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Jane Rhoton Childress. She was a member of Robinette's Chapel Central Baptist Church .

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest K. Rogers; two brothers, Paul Childress and Anderson "Hack" Childress.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mae Rogers, Johnny Rogers and Hank and Kathy Rogers, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Myrtle Gilliam, Gate City, Va., and Wilhite Shupe, Duffield, Va.; two brothers, William B. Childress and June Childress, both of Kingsport and several nieces and nephews.

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. Saturday at Robinette Chapel Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Childress officiating.

Burial will follow in the Shupe Cemetery at Jasper, Va.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nannie E. (Mitchell) Rogers

Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar J. Rogers, 39, who died at the Catawba Sanitarium Tuesday [ 12/25/1945 ] at 11:25 p.m. after an illness of one year, will be held at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel Friday at 2 p.m.    The Rev. J. L. Trent will officiate.  Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Mrs. Rogers was the daughter of Mrs. Mollie Mitchell and the late M. F. Mitchell.  She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church , Hawkins County .

She is survived by her husband; her mother; three brothers, Guy Mitchell, Church Hill; Orville Mitchell and Melvin Mitchell of Kingsport; by six sisters, Mrs. C. P. Haynes, Gate City; Mrs. W. E. Moffitt, Church Hill; Mrs. Fred Click, Kingsport, Roberta Mitchell, Jane Mitchell and Eloise Mitchell, all of Kingsport.

(Kingsport News, Thursday, December 27, 1945)

[Burow and Burow, “Cemetery Records of Sullivan County, Tennessee,” p. 127, lists Nannie E. Rogers, 22 Feb 1906 - 25 Dec 1945, with John E. Rogers, 25 Apr 1910 – 21 Aug 1995, at Oak Hill Cemetery.]

[Nannie appears to be the first wife of John Edgar Rogers who married second to Virginia Sue Quillen.]

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Neawanna Jo (McGee) Rogers

Jun 3, 1953 – Jun 14, 2010

GATE CITY, Va. - Neawanna Jo McGee Rogers, 57, of the Yuma community, passed away on Monday morning (June 14, 2010) at Bristol Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was a lifelong resident of Yuma. Neawanna was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandma who was a wonderful homemaker. She attended Prospect United Methodist Church where she served as secretary for many years. Neawanna was very active and thoroughly enjoyed working out at the Eastman Fitness Center with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy C. McGee; and a father-in-law, Curtis Tipton Rogers.

Neawanna Jo Rogers is survived by her husband of over 35 years, Ralph H. Rogers; a daughter, Melissa Jo Birdwell and husband, Craig (Gray); a grandson, Braeden Joe Birdwell; her mother, Georgia Tate McGee (Gate City, Va.); mother-in-law, Ruby Rogers (Duffield, Va.); along with several extended family members and many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Allen Karnes officiating.

Catherine Haynes will provide the music.

A graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601, or to Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Manuel Davis, 205 Switch Yard Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ronald Bruce Rogers

Ronald Bruce Rogers, 77, a devoted husband and father, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by his family. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in Azleland Memorial Park, Azle. Bruce was born Dec. 2, 1936, in Gate City, Va., to the late Ervin and Mable Rogers. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1965. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Josephine Rogers. Survivors: Son, Ronald Bruce Rogers II and wife, Betty, of Azle; sister, Ruthlyne Neeley and husband, W.H., of Blountville, Tenn.; and brother, Sam Rogers and wife, Joann, of Johnson City, Tenn.

Alexander's Midway Funeral Home, Springtown, TX 76082

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Rogers, Bellamy, Pierson, Epperson, Wolfe, Delaney, Caudle, Eads, Bruner, Horton, Bounds)

Published in Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Feb. 6, 2014

Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Sue (Quillin) Rogers

(As far as I can find, the full obituary was never published.)

KINGSPORT - Virginia Sue Rogers, 78, of Kingsport, died on Saturday (Oct. 22, 2005) at Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals, and Cremations.

Online condolences may be sent to the family of Ms. Virginia Rogers at oakhill@stei.com.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Ms. Virginia Rogers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Abram Ryland Roller

KINGSPORT - Ryland Roller was born on July 24, 1911 in Scott County, Va., and went to be with the Lord on Sept. 20, 2003 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Roller was an active member of Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Kingsport, Tenn.

Mr. Roller was preceded in death by his parents, Charles P. Roller and Mollie Scalf Roller; one sister and his wife of 62 years, Charlsie Roller.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie Roller and wife Maria of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Johanna, Kay, Jessie and Joshua of Kingsport; and two nieces, Mary Lee Rogers of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Beulah Wells of Inman, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

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

The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery in Scott County, Va. Officiating the services will be Elder Everette Lett.

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

(Ryland was a foster son of Abraham Ryland Jennings of Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlsie M. (Ramey) Roller

KINGSPORT - Charlsie M. Roller, 85, Duffield Adult Residential Center, passed away Friday (Dec. 13, 2002).

Mrs. Roller was born in Greene County and was a resident of Scott County and Kingsport most her life. She attended Apostolic Church of Lord Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Callie Lieutishia Ramey; sisters, Maggie Ramey, Ethel Peters and Lillie Hammonds, Pauline Williams; brothers, Willie, Albert and Hugh Ramey.

Survivors include her husband, Ryland Roller; son, Ronnie M. Roller and wife Maria of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Johanna Roller, Kay Roller, Jesse Roller and Joshua Roller; brother, Elbert C. Ramey, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Duffield Adult Residential Center, P.O. Box 367, Duffield, Va. 24244.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Roller family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Henry H. Roller

CLINCHPORT - Henry H. Roller, 74, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday afternoon. [6/12/1977]

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a Baptist.

Survivors include his, wife, Mrs. Gertie Jones Roller; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller, Clinchport, and Mrs. Opal Arnold, Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Delphia Berry, Church Hill; two brothers, J.C. Roller, Church Hill, and B.C. Roller, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Henry H. Roller will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Herman Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be D.C. Berry, Claude Roller, Kenneth Roller, Rufus Roller, John Wilson and Roy Junior Palmer. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Monday evening. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News / Tuesday, June 14, 1977)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary (Stapleton) Roller

 

Mrs. Mary Stapleton Roller, 80, of Route 4, Blountville, died at 10 p.m. Monday [7/6/1964] at Bristol Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she spent most of her life in Sullivan County. Her husband, Samuel Roller, died 13 years ago.

She is survived by a brother, John Stapleton of Nickelsville, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Rollers Chapel. Rev. Rye Fleenor will officiate. Burial will be in Roller Cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, July 8, 1964

Submitted by Don Lane

Vera Rogene ( Taylor ) Roller

CHURCH HILL — Vera Rogene Roller, 85, passed away on Tuesday ( May 3, 2011 ), at Holston Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.

She had lived in Church Hill for 26 years and was a member of McPheeters Bend Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Roller; parents, James and Mary Hilbert Taylor; sister, Nena Eilene Winegar; brother, Cecil Taylor; and grandson, Thomas Matthew Fowler.

She is survived by her two daughters, Brenda Kay Culbertson of Church Hill and Johnnie Lee Fowler and her husband, Tom, of California; brother, James Floyd Taylor of Alabama; two sisters, Elizabeth Roberts of Yuma, Va., and Mary Ruth King of North Carolina; grandchildren, Leanne Culbertson, Leslie Dobbs, Cindy Salyer, Tom D., Joel, and Travis Fowler; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Roberts officiating.

Music will be provided by Lynn Allison Adleman.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPheeters Bend Church Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Jason Dobbs, Troy Salyer, Jim Roberts, Eric Roberts, Lamar Culbertson and Tom Fowler. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Taylor, Fred Roberts, Bruce Roberts and Delano Davis.

A special thank you to all the staff on the 200 wing at Holston Manor Nursing Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McPheeters Bend Baptist Church .

Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Roller family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah Ann (Fields) White Rollins

GATE CITY, Va. - Beulah Ann Rollins, 60, entered into rest Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville.

She was born in Sullivan County on August 11, 1942, to the late Thurman and Lydia Bowser Fields.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Rose Callahan; and brother, Thurman Fields Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Ray White and Steven James Rollins, both of Gate City; two sisters, Barbara Lampkins, Lebanon, Va., and Mary Fields Calton, Kingsport; two brothers, Carl Lee Fields, Kingsport, David Fields, Gate City; grandchildren, Jessica Ann White, Candice Naomi White, Becky Rollins and Jennifer Rollins; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Fields officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Prospect Church Cemetery, Yuma, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie (Bowen) Rollins

BIG STONE GAP - Bonnie Bowen Rollins , 77, died Friday (May 28, 1999) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Heritage Church of God, Big Stone Gap.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry A. Rollins , Big Stone Gap, George E. Rollins , Gastonia, N.C.; two daughters, Sandra K. Rollins , Gastonia, N.C., Carolyn L. Barker, Big Stone Gap; seven brothers, John Bowen, Clinchport, Coy Bowen, Portage, Ind., Carter Bowen, San Antonio, Texas, Lester Bowen, Monterey, Calif., Bill Bowen, Portage, Ind., Carl Bowen, Big Stone Gap, Billy Johnson, Dayton, Ohio; seven sisters, Ruby Wells, Kings Mountain, N.C., Corrine Norman, Appalachia, Va., Nadine Williams, Appalachia, Va., Alta Summers, St. Paul, Va., Lorraine Mullins, Big Stone Gap, Rosetta Reed, Bristol, Va., Katrina Mullins, Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Neace officiating.

Burial will follow in the American Legion Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Cecil Roop Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. -- Joe Cecil Roop Sr., 56, 316 2nd Street, died suddenly Sunday night (June 28, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Lee County, Va., he had lived in Scott County for several years. He was employed at Roberts Tire and Recapping in Weber City, Va. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Coy Roop .

Surviving are his wife, Judy Quillen Roop , Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Joan Mathes and Becky Smith, both of Gate City, Va.; four sons, Joe Cecil Roop Jr., Gate City, Va., Timmy Roop , Church Hill, Pastor Ricky Roop , Nickelsville, Va., and Darrell Roop , Johnson City; six grandchildren; his mother, Pearl Mise Roop , Jonesville, Va.; three sisters, Christine Pennington, Jonesville, Va., Judy Harbor, Knoxville, and Loretta Jillson, Zephyr Cove, Nev.; and four brothers, Jim Roop , Jonesville, Va., Jess Roop , Blountville, John Roop , Indian Springs, and Carl Roop , Georgia.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns and the Rev. Paul Presley officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be employees of Roberts Tire and Recapping.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edsel Eugene Rose

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Edsel Eugene Rose, 77, of Route 2, (Valley Creek community), passed away Thursday (Oct. 21, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in McVeigh, Ky., on May 25, 1927 and was the son of the late Stewart H. and Sarah Jane Puckett Rose. Mr. Rose was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and worked as a service station attendant.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Blanche Shuler; brothers, Kenneth Rose and Vincent Rose.

Surviving are his wife, Nella Mae Fraley Rose, of the home; daughter, Helen Wheatley, Kingsport; sons, Ricky Rose and fiancée, Laura Collins, Kingsport, David Eugene Rose and wife Lisa, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Sabra Lynn Donihe and husband Josh, Jeremy Rose, Josh Rose, Amanda Rose, Travis Collins; great-grandchild, Devin Eugene Rose; sisters, Phyllis Burgess, Kingsport, Beulah Jobe, Glouchester, Va., and Delma Day, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the daughter's residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at V.A. National Cemetery in Mt. Home, Tenn., conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and Post #265 of Gate City. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Ridgecrest Manor for all their loving care for Mr. Rose during his stay.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ellen (Williams) Culbertson Rose

Ellen Williams Culbertson Rose, 88, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon December 12, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Gate City Virginia and had lived in Kingsport since 1940. She was previously employed by Tennessee Eastman. She spent many years enjoying babysitting.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Joe H. Culbertson in 1957; a foster son, Gene Williams; sister, Zella Williams and four brothers, Cecil Williams, Junior Williams, Bruce Williams, and Robert Williams.

Survivors include her four sisters, Bess Culbertson of Nickelsville, Norma Williams of Gate City, Mary Salyers & husband Bob of St. Paul and Irene Williams of Nickelsville; three brothers, Wayne Williams & wife Barbara, Buford Williams, and Carnell Williams & wife Bobbie, all of Kingsport; four special nieces, Linda, Gaynell, Donna and Susan; several additional nieces and nephews and her best friends, Jack and Brenda Tomlinson.

The family will receive friends from 3 - 5 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City. Funeral services will be at 5 pm in the chapel with Rev. Charles Rhoton & Rev. David Williams, officiating. Music will be by the Way of the Cross Singers.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Culbertson Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 pm.

A special thank you goes out to the entire staff at Holston Manor for the special care of Beulah “Maw” Rose.

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

 

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Nella Mae (Fraley) Rose

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Nella Mae Rose, 70, passed away Wednesday (May 17, 2006) at Wexford House.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edsel Eugene Rose; parents, Kent Carson and Geneva Davidson Fraley; granddaughters, Erica Rose and Susan Wheatley; brother-in-law, Bobby Horne; and a niece, Tina Horne.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen R. Wheatley, Kingsport; sons, Ricky Rose and wife Laura, Mount Carmel, David Rose and wife Lisa, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Sabra Donihe and husband Josh, Jeremy Rose and Holly, Josh Rose, Amanda Rose and fiance´ Eric and Travis Collins; great-grandchildren, Devin Rose and Ava Rose; sister, Peggy Horne, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Frank Fraley and wife Sue, Nickelsville, Va.; nieces, Tammy, Pat and Lisa; and nephew, Johnny.

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

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

Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Wexford House and Amedisys Hospice for all the loving care they gave Mrs. Rose.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ricky Gene Rose

MT. CARMEL — Ricky Gene Rose, 42, of Mt. Carmel, passed away Thursday (Jan. 1, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Rose was born in Sullivan County to Edsel E. and Nella Mae Fraley Rose on Feb. 24, 1966. He worked for Brock Construction as warehouse management.

Preceeding him in death other than his parents are nieces, Erica Rose and Susan Wheatley.

Surviving are his fiance’, Laura Collins, of Mt. Carmel; son, Travis Collins, of Mt. Carmel; sister, Helen Wheatley, of Kingsport; brother, David Rose and wife Lisa, of Duffield, Va.; nieces, Sabra Donihe and husband, Josh and Amanda Begley and husband, Eric; nephews, Josh Rose and Jeremy Rose; a great niece and several great nephews; aunts, uncles, and cousins and a special friend, David Kilgore.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at Colonial Funeral Home with funeral services at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Mr. Troy Hall officiating.

Graveside services will be Monday (Jan. 5, 2009) at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport. The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 to go to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doretha D. (Wiggins) Ross

GATE CITY , Va. -Mrs. Doretha D. (Wiggins) Ross was called to rest by her Lord and Savior on Monday ( March 27, 2006 ) from her lifetime residence in Gate City .

Several of Doretha's lifetime accomplishments included: a member of the Gate City Town Council. She was an active member in the Democratic Party and elected as a candidate to the National Democratic Convention, Miami , Fla. , (1976). She was a PTA president and was appointed to and served on several boards of volunteerism, and had other numerous accomplishments. She was and she served as a great humanitarian in her community and the Tri-Cities. Words she lived by, "Rich or poor, we're all members of the human race."

Doretha was born in Newport, Tenn., on Sept. 26, 1925.

At her Gate City residence for 60 years, she leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Wallace Ross, Sr. Of their union three children were born: son, Wallace W. Ross, Jr.; and daughters, Mary Louise (Ross) Courtney of Gate City, and Geneva Ross of Washington, D.C.; granddaughters, Keana N. Ross of Washington, D.C., Jonikki (Mack) Cope and her husband, Ronald; two great-grandchildren, Lakesha and Shaniquah Mack of Gate City; extended adopted family of Church Hill; nephew, Calvin "Kenny" Price, Jr.; nieces, Valerie L. (Price) Shivers, Leslie R. (Price) Carpenter and her husband, Clifton, Jo Rita (Price) Ferguson, and Melissa I. (Price) Williams and her husband, Richard.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment services will follow at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

George Wilson Ross

DUNGANNON, Va. - G. Wilson Ross, 79, Route 1, died Wednesday (April 8, 1992) at the Brian Center in Weber City.

Born in Scott County, he was retired from Little and Adams Construction and was a farmer. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Mitchel and Sara Griffin Ross; two sons; three sisters, Clara Gobble, Sallie Quillen, and Brilla Griffith; and a brother, Stonewall Ross.

Surviving are his wife, Lakie Presley Ross, Dungannon; two sons, Ted Wilson Ross and Johnny Isaac Ross, both of Dungannon; five grandchildren and two great-grandchiIdren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Johnny Ross.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Pierson, the Rev. Ronald Puckett, and the Rev. James Mann officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Boatright Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lakie Mae (Presley) Ross

DUNGANNON, Va. — Mrs. Lakie Mae Ross, 89, Dungannon, Va., passed away on Monday (Dec. 31, 2007) at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 30,1918, she was the last remaining sibling born to the late John Wesley Presley and Florence Alley Dingus.

Preceding her in death was her husband, George Wilson Ross; two infant sons, Bobby Adriel Ross and Thomas Franklin Ross; sisters, Myrtle Presley, JoAnn Begley, Gladys Peters, Ruth Quillen, Margie Gillenwater and two infant sisters, Lillian and Nannie Ethel; and her brother, Clyde Presley.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Ted Ross and wife, Brenda and Johnny Ross and wife, Cathy, all of Dungannon, Va.; grandchildren, Donna Powers and husband, Forrest, Diane Hall and husband, Tracy, Beverly Quillen and husband, Preston, Daniel Ross and wife, Claire and Eric Ross and wife, Rachel; great-grandchildren, Kelli Powers, Brandon Powers and Lauren Ross; and several nieces and nephews.

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 Rev. Ricky Quillen and the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating.

Angie Horne will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Boatright Cemetery in the Stoney Creek community of Fort Blackmore, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Nephews, Stanford Presley, Doug Presley, Wayne Gillenwater, Sammy Gillenwater, C.B. Peters and Steve Begley will serve as pallbearers.

Paul Presley, C.H. Presley, Michael Gillenwater, Dennis Gillenwater, Darrell Gillenwater and Clayton Gillenwater will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to convey their very special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Brian Center for their love and care of Mrs. Ross.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wallace W. Ross Sr.

Wallace Ross Sr., loving husband and father, 88, of Gate City, VA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 after a brief illness. Born on October 31, 1923 in Louisa County, VA, Mr. Ross retired after more than 41 years of service at Eastman Kodak Co. He worked many years with Kingsport Development and was a member of Elks Clinch Mountain Lodge. Mr. Ross was a faithful member and servant of Hales Chapel United Methodist Church in Gate City, VA. He served as church treasurer for over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Ross and Addie Fountain Ross; sisters, Elizabeth Ross and Martha Wilson; brothers, George Fortune and Albert “Peter” Ross; wife, Doretha Wiggins Ross; and an adopted nephew, Calvin “Kenny” Price, Jr.

He is survived by his son, Wallace W. Ross, Jr., Gate City, VA, daughters, Geneva Ross, Washington, D.C. and Mary Courtney, Weber City, VA; grandchildren, Keana N. Ross, Washington, D.C. and Jonikki Cope and husband Ronald, Gate City, VA; great grandchildren, Lakesha and Shaniquah, Gate City, VA; niece, Adline Hale, Virginia Beach, VA; extended adopted family of Church Hill, TN, nieces, Valerie L. Shivers, Leslie R. Carpenter and husband Clifton, JoRita Ferguson, Melissa Williams and husband Richard; many other nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 11 AM to 12 Noon at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime Friday at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 12 Noon in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Templeton and Pastor Rochelle Maxwell officiating. Music will be provided by the Hales Chapel Church Choir.

Interment will follow in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Pallbearers will be Buster Stacey, Ronald Cope, Gordon Wood, Charles Senior, Stanley Rogers and Richard Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Muncey, James Wood, Charles Wood and Richard Maxwell.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Fay (Lane) Rossie

Fay Rossie of Kingsport, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 after a brief illness. Fay was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Lane; brothers, Joe C. Lane and Clyde E. Lane; and sisters, Juanita Fish and Irene Starnes.

Fay is survived by her husband of 60 years, Howard Rossie of Kingsport; daughter, Kathy Ramsey and husband, Mike of Limestone; son, Buddy Rossie and wife, Debra of Johnson City; two grandchildren, Stephanie Wall & husband, Jason, and Tamra Rossie; one great-grandson, Eli Wall; siblings, Myrtle Bowen of Gate City, Ina Smith of Kingsport, Pauline Rossie of Kingsport, Nancy Fields of Kingsport, Robert Lane of Kingsport, Patsy Bates of Kingsport and Gary Lane of Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-7:00 pm at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Todd Jennings and Rev. Gary Cavin officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church, 154 Anco Place, Kingsport, TN 37664.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert E. "Roby" Rothwell

(Descendant of Martin V. B. Wolfe, b. 1840 in Scott Co. through his father and of 
General Jackson "Jack" Lane, b. 1828 in Scott Co. through his mother)

BRADENTON, Fla. — Robert E. (Roby) Rothwell, 47, passed away Jan. 18, 2009, in Bradenton, Fla., due to a heart condition.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Betty Rothwell of Coeburn, Va.; paternal grandparents, Charlie Rothwell and Ethel Rothwell Skeens of Coeburn, Va., and his maternal grandparents, H.E. and Edna Layne Turner of Coeburn, Va.

He is survived by a loving wife, Cindy Lecza Rothwell of Bradenton, Fla.; a very special aunt, Nita Bond, Coeburn, Va.; a wonderful father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Addie Lecza of E. Haven, Conn.; one special brother-in-law, Jack Lecza of E. Haven, Conn.; several cousins and many friends, three cats, Mollie, Willie and Waylon.

By request, Roby was cremated. Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in Bradenton, Fla.

We would like to extend our thanks to all of the wonderful people who thought of us, prayed for us, spoke words of comfort, brought food, telephone calls and shared memories of our beloved who passed away in Bradenton, Fla. May God richly bless you!

Infomation furnished by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille Evelyn (Lane) Brooks Rowland

Lucille Evelyn Rowland, 86, of Kingsport departed her earthly home Monday March 22, 2010 surrounded by her family. She is now and for eternity "Sheltered in the Arms of God" free from all sorrow and pain.

Mrs. Rowland was born September 10, 1923 in Appalachia, Virginia. Most importantly she loved the Lord with all her heart and that love was reflected in the kindness she freely bestowed upon others. She was a member of Living Praise Assembly of God. She enjoyed her flowerbeds in the summer and delighted in making and keeping a home for Harv and herself. She loved and believed in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Lucille had the gift of unconditional love, never judging or accusing. She was a prayer warrior, if she were praying for you God allowed you to feel it. She leaves this family with hearts full of love, many precious memories, and the highest of values instilled within them.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Kelly and Buena Lane, father of her daughters, Jack D. Brooks, her husband of 45 years, Harvey Lee Rowland, sister, Ada Williams and brother Edgar Lane, grandson Jeffery Scott Bledsoe, great-grandson, A. J. Grizzel.

Survivors include her daughters, Carole Swenson and husband Lars of Kingsport, and Wanda Bledsoe and husband Jack of Gray; one son, Tim Rowland and fiancée' Teresa Cobb of Jonesborough; grandchildren, Joey Grizzel and wife Shelly of Lead, SD, Steven Grizzel of Kingsport, Dr. Kim Brandau of Carlsbad, CA, Erik Swenson and wife Terese of San Jose, CA and Amy Hampton and husband Seth of Erwin, TN; great-grandchildren: Chris and Jessee Grizzel of Rogersville, TN, Corbin Grizzel of Lead, SD, Devon, Brandon, Sean, Lauren Berger of Carlsbad, CA, Veronica Ann Swenson of San Jose, CA, Jeffery Skylar Bledsoe of Gray, TN and Kyra Raine Hampton of Erwin, TN; one sister Elsie Hunt of Indian Springs, TN.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Thursday March 25, 2010 at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence. Services will follow at 3:00 p.m. Thursday in the chapel with Brother Bob Yates officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Dingus, Jack Bledsoe and Skylar Bledsoe.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Living Praise Assembly of God, 207 New Beason Well Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. The family of Lucille Rowland would like to extend their thanks to Ms. Rita Vaughn for being such a great neighbor and sincere friend. Also, special thanks belong to Lisa Wagner who remains a part of our family. God Bless Lucille's babies for their many hours of laboring for love.

Kingsport Times-News as reprinted at findagrave.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Anthony “Tony” Rudder

DUNGANNON, Va. — Charles “Tony” Anthony Rudder, 45, entered into rest Monday ( July 7, 3008 ) at his residence.

He was born in Kingsport , Dec. 16, 1963 .

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Rudder.

Survivors include his mother, Joan (Mann) Rudder, Dungannon, Va.; brothers, Ed Rudder and wife, Sharon, Coeburn, Va., Rick Rudder and wife, Donna, Dungannon, Va.; grandmother, Blanch Mann, Blufton, Ind.; aunt, Phyllis Osborne and husband, Bill, Kingsport; uncle, Howard Mann and wife, Juanita, Blufton, Ind.; three nieces, Amanda Roberts, Ivy Vicars and Morgan Kiser; and his beloved dog, Honey.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Dungannon United Methodist Church .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the church with Rev. Ed Blair and Todd Cassell officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joan (Mann) Rudder

DUNGANNON, Va. — Joan Rudder , 74, passed away Saturday, (April 30, 2011) at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va. after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her family and those who loved her.

Born Dec. 26, 1936 , Joan was a lifelong resident of Dungannon. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Each spring, she planted many lovely flowers and plants for her family and neighbors to share. She was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed good food and socializing with family and friends. She was of the Methodist faith and attended Dungannon United Methodist Church .

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Rudder ; a son, Charles “Tony” Rudder ; and her parents, Joe and Blanch Mann.

She is survived by two sons, Ed Rudder and wife, Sharon of Coeburn, Va. and Rick Rudder and wife, Donna of Dungannon, Va.; a sister, Phyllis Osborne and husband, Bill of Kingsport; and a brother, Howard Mann of Bluffton, Ind. She had three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Joan’s name to the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center in Norton , Va.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Joan Rudder .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Oprey (Murphy) Wheeler Rudder

WEBER CITY , Va. - Oprey Murphy Wheeler Rudder, 87, passed away Thursday, (Sept. 25, 2003) at her residence .

Mrs. Rudder was born in Wise, Va. , and had resided in Weber City . She was a homemaker and attended Homeland Baptist Church .

Mrs. Rudder was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude (Pete) Wheeler and Sidney Rudder; her parents, Abram Walker and Rosah Paine Murphy; sisters, Frankie Childress, and Margaret Brickey; brother, Pat Murphy.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Norma Scrudders, Weber City, Va., Judith and Jerry Deskins, Weber City, Va., Margaret and Tommy Tidwell, Johnson City, Va.; grandchildren, Karen Morrison, Sandra Riley, Val Deskins, Leta Deskins and Patrick Deskins; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Daphine Turner, Lynchburg, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery Sunday at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Tidwell, Jerry Deskins, Patrick Deskins, David Baker, Richard Brickey, and Jimmy Harris.

Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Locke Carter.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty (Vaughn) Ruefly

KINGSPORT - Betty Vaughn Ruefly, 59, entered into rest Wednesday (April 2, 2003) at the Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on June 23, 1943. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Leon Ruefly, 1999.

She attended Higher Ground Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents, Milo Taylor and Myrtle Jones Vaughn, Duffield, Va.; special friend, James C. Wells, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Ruth Vaughn, Duffield, Va.; two nieces and two 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 Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Adams Cemetery, Duffield, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dr. Leon S. Ruefly

DUFFIELD, Va. - Dr. Leon S. Ruefly , 63, entered into eternal rest on Friday (May 28, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Washington, D.C. on August 17, 1935, a son of the late Edward and Jeanette Katzman Ruefly . He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Korean Conflict. He attended the First Baptist Church of Weber City. He was formerly of Washington, D.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Pauline Starke.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Vaughn Ruefly , Duffield; his father and mother-in-law, Milo and Myrtle Vaughn, Duffield; his brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Ruth Vaughn, also of Duffield.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Duffield Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Milo Vaughn.

Services will be conducted in the chapel of the Duffield Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

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

Burial will follow in the Legg Cemetery in the Pattonsville community with military rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No 3382 of the V.F.W. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alloah Carol Runyon

KINGSPORT - Alloah Carol Runyon , 66, died Friday evening ( April 14, 2000 ) at Indian Path Medical Center , due to complications from a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and taught in the Sullivan County School System at Brookside and Kingsley Elementary Schools for 39 years. She was a member of the Evangel Family Worship Center . Miss Runyon was a charter member and past president of the Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Society for Women Educators. She was active in the state committee work in the same organization.

She was preceded in death by her father, George G. Runyon ; and a brother, George G. Runyon Jr.

Surviving are her mother, Mamie Runyon Ball, Kingsport; one aunt, Ruby Sampson Cassel, Savanna, Ga.; many special cousins; foster sister, Diane Davis, Lexington, Ky.; foster brother, Larry Scott, East Bernstadt, Ky.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James O. Hagy officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery . Cousins will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Charles L. “Pete” Russell

Sep 12 1913 – Feb 10, 1994

HILTONS, Va. - Charles 'Pete' Russell, 80, Route 1, Box 291B, died Thursday (Feb. 10, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a retired employee of the Tennessee Eastman Company in the yarn plant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended Hilton United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Cordelia Johnson Russell; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Thelma Darnell Russell; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Marsha) Helton, Hiltons, Va., and Mrs. Charles (Kathie) Noe, Gate City, Va.; one son, Charles D. 'Doug' Russell, Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Pearl Addison, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence, Route 1, Hiltons, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Sam Neeley and the Rev. Kenneth Pierce officiating.

Pallbearers will be friends.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with military rites conducted by Charles Dewitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW in charge.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Danny Arthur Russell

Danny A. Russell, age 48, of Bluff City, Tenn., passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2003.

He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Reba Thelma Russell; paternal grandparents, Hailey Russell and William Russell; maternal grandparents, Kelly H. 'Bear' and Elva Rose Darnell; and a brother.

Russell was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a former chief of police of Bluff City, Tenn. until retiring due to disability.

His survivors include his father, Dewey Arthur Russell, Clinchport; sister, Angela Sharon Russell, Kingsport, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Royden E. and Judy Alley Russell, Kingsport, Tenn., Dwayne Clark and Darlene Russell, Blackwater; special aunt, Irene D. Grizzle, Kingsport, Tenn.; nephews, Mark Evan Russell and Jarred Dustin Russell; niece, Denay Russell; and two step-nieces.

A memorial service was held Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Eckel Herron and the Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Friends of Sullivan County Sheriffs Office, 246 Florence Dr., Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Gate City Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Scott Co Virginia Star
Submitted by Don Lane

Dewey Arthur "D.A." Russell

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Dewey Arthur "D.A." Russell, 83, entered into rest April 25, 2008 at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born July 30, 1924 in Scott County, Va., and was a lifelong resident of the Natural Tunnel community. He loved to fish and spend time with his brothers and friends.

Mr. Russell served his country in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during in the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Clark and Hailey Louise Russell; brothers, Dud, Burley, Kinard, Bob and Worley; only sister, Myrtle Russell; ex-wife, Thelma Russell; two sons, Danny and Roger (Radar) Russell; step great-grandson, Dalton Hamilton; two nieces and three nephews.

Survivors are his son, Dewayne C. Russell; daughter, Angelea Sharon Russell; wife, Betty Mack Russell; step son and wife, Robert and Beth Mack; step daughter and husband, Liz and Allen Holt; granddaughter, Christa Denay Russell; grandson, Jarred Dustin Russell; great- granddaughters, Emily and Gracie Harrison; step grandsons, C.J. and wife, Patsy Hamilton and Joey Mack; step great-grandson, Dakota Hamilton; nine nieces; six nephews; several great-nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Hood Family.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the VA Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. with Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Johnson City Medical Center for their loving kindness.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Russell family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James H. “Jim” Russell

DUFFIELD, Va. - James H. (Jim) Russell , 98, went to be with the Lord at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday ( Jan. 28, 1998 ) at the V.A. Medical Center , Johnson City . Born in Scott County , Va. , he had resided in Duffield, Va. most of his life. He was a World War I veteran serving with the 29th Division which joined forces with the 3rd Infantry Division in France . When the war was over he returned home, later re-enlisting and serving four years in Germany with an occupational force. He worked in the coal mines and later at Holston Ordinance.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Walker Russell ; a daughter, Margaret Louise Thompson; and a son, Earl Clayton Russell .

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J.D. (Opal) Brown, Pine Grove community; two sons, William H. (Bill) Russell , Pine Grove community and Joe G. Russell , Kingsport; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Duffield Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glencoe Cemetery by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Thelma (Darnell) Russell

HILTONS, Va. - Margaret Thelma Russell, 75, of Route 1, passed away Wednesday (May 22, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born at Hill Station on June 19, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Audley Darnell and Gertrude Davidson Darnell.

She had lived in Clinchport most of her life before moving to Hiltons in 1977. She graduated from Berea College and taught in the Scott County School System.

In later years, she was manager of Thrift Way Market in Gate City where she worked until retirement.

She was a member of Hiltons United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Pete" Russell; sister, Helen Ruth Russell.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-laws, Marsha and Henry Helton, Hiltons, Kathie and Charles Noe, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Fannie Russell, Hiltons; grandchildren, Anthony and April Helton, Chris Helton, all of Hiltons, Aaron and LaNae Noe, Gate City, Va.; great-grandchildren, Alex and Andrew Helton, Hiltons; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Willie Davidson, Indianapolis, Ind.; brother-in-law, Rufus Russell, Clinchport, Va.; many special nieces, nephews and cousins; her special doctor, Dr. Kenneth Scott.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hiltons United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Will Shewey officiating.

Music will be provided by Mona Carter.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony Helton, Chris Helton, Aaron Noe, Kent Russell, DeShea Russell and Marty Qualls.

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

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Reba Thelma (Darnell) Russell

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Reba Thelma Darnell Russell, 78, entered into rest Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Russell was born in Scott County, Va., on April 9, 1925, daughter of the late K.H. "Bear" Darnell and the late Elva Rose Darnell.

In addition to her parents, a son, Roger Hamilton Russell, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Sharon Russell, Kingsport; sons, Royden E. Russell and wife Judy, Kingsport, Danny Arthur Russell, Bluff City, and Dewayne Clark Russell and wife Darlene, Blackwater, Va.; grandchildren, Mark Evan Russell, Denay Russell and Jarred Dustin Russell; stepgrandchildren, Brandi Langrel and Kelli Langrel; sister, Irene D. Grizzle and husband James, Kingsport; brother, Paul Darnell and wife Shirley, Gate City; niece, Paula Barker; and nephew, Daniel Darnell; and special friend, Ruby McDavid.

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

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

Bernard and Polly Lewis will provide the music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Richard Lynn Russell

Weber City, VA - Richard Lynn Russell, 54, Weber City, VA passed away, Friday, October 19, 2012 at Kindred Hospital, Chattanooga, TN after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease.

Richard was born in Sullivan County, TN on April 7, 1958 to Mattie Jane Herron Russell and the late Wallace Lonzo Russell.

He was a retired investigator with the Scott County Sheriff's Department as head of the Drug Taskforce with 24 years of service.

In addition to his father, his paternal grandmother, Ada Frances Russell; maternal grandparents, Elijah and Rosa Mae Winegar Herron; uncles, Otis Herron, Cecil Herron, and Alfred Herron; and aunt, Thelma Herron preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Christopher Russell, Clinchport, VA; granddaughter, Katelyn Danielle Russell, Clinchport, VA; mother, Mattie Jane Herron Russell, Weber City, VA; sister, Rebecca Russell Young and husband, Tracy, Weber City, VA; niece, Stephanie Falin and husband, David, Kingsport, TN; step grandchildren, Nicholas Kyle Bentley, Courtney Bowen, Cabrini Bowen, and Mia Bowen; great nephew, Luke Falin; his special companion, Cookie; special friend, Judy France, Kingsport, TN; along with several aunts and cousins and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Carroll Foster and Rev. Ed Blair officiating. Scott Spangler will provide the music.

Burial will follow at the Page Cemetery in Robinette Valley of Scott County, VA. Christopher Russell, Ed Henry, Phillip Lane, Willie Dockery, Jeff Thacker, Terry Sivert, and David Falin will serve as pallbearers. Don Arnold, Terry Kilgore, Jerry Kilgore, Bo Taylor, Mike Carrico, and Jerry Broadwater will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Richard Lynn Russell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby (Frazier) Russell

DUFFIELD, Va. - Ruby Russell passed away Friday (Dec. 10, 2004) at her residence at Jasper, Va.

Born on Sept. 30, 1934 in Scott County, Va., she was a life-long resident of Scott and Lee Counties. She attended the Apostolic Holiness Church, Clinchport, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Russell ; son, Ellis Russell Jr.; two daughters, Candance Russell and Ginger Tiller.

She is survived by her children, Freda Bowen, Duffield, Joeeia Roberts of Florida, Luke Russell , Duffield, Alvin Russell , Duffield, Calvin Russell , Pennington Gap, Va., Donna Kinsler, Duffield, Revellia Asbury, Duffield, Jack Benny Cole Jr. of Alabama, and Lola Christian, Duffield; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Neeley, Natural Tunnel, Va.

Friends may call Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va..

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harry Lee Moore officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meredith Cemetery, Jasper, Va.

Pallbearers will be Glen Bowen Sr., Calvin Russell , Ike Bowen, Vernon Christian, Jimmy Swecker, Brian Russell , Joshua Bishop and Steve Payne.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rufus Russell

Rufus Russell, 90, Duffield, VA passed away, Friday, September 23, 2011 at his residence with his family by his side.

Mr. Russell was born in Scott County, VA on October 12, 1920, the son of the William Clark and Haley Brunner Russell.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Eastman Kodak.

His wife, Helen Darnell Russell; sister, Myrtle Russell; and brothers, Douglas, Burley, Worley, Bob, D.A., and Kinard Russell preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Linda Russell Qualls, Duffield, VA; sons, Rufus Kent Russell and wife, Helen, Duffield, VA and William DeShea Russell and fiancee, Angela, Duffield, VA; special friend, Venus Carrier, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Tony Martin Qualls, Freda R. Starnes, Hannah Grace Russell, and Jessica and Grace White; great grandchildren, Tabatha Byrd, Justin Qualls, Rusty Qualls, and Tyler Starnes; 4 great great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charles Rhoton and Rev. Jonathan Lovelace officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA, assisted by the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Grandsons and Great Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to thank Trena Qualls and Jessica White for the tender, loving care they gave our Dad.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Rufus Russell.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lula Mae (Bishop) Wells Ruth

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Lula Mae (Wells) Ruth, formerly of Inman, Va., went to walk with our Lord on Thursday (May 1, 2008).

The daughter of the late Hiram and Adeline (Neeley) Bishop, she was born July 10, 1909 making her 98-years-old. She passed away at Heartland Nursing Home in Miamisburg, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Tom Ruth and Willard Wells (the father of her children); their three sons, Jack, Joe and Junior Wells; two grandchildren, Gregory Garrett and Marie Short.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen (Wells) Garrett of Miamisburg, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of services on Sunday at Holding Funeral Home, 17 E. 2td St., Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

She is to be buried at the American Legion Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Lester Rutherford

DUFFIELD, Va. - Charles "Lester" Rutherford, 82, Duffield, Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday (Dec. 29, 2006).

He was born in Wise County, Va. to the late James Elbert Rutherford and Rosa Victoria Bowman Rutherford.

He was a Baptist minister and pastored several area churches. Lester was a loyal servant to God.

He was in the third Army during World War II and was proud to serve his country.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Rutherford.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Delena Clendenin Rutherford, of the home; son, Phillip Rutherford and wife Belinda, Duffield, Va.; daughter, Tracy Lee and husband Richard, of the home; brother, Jack Rutherford and wife Rita, Marion, Ohio; sister, Nancy K. Wilson, Pryor, Okla.; three grandchildren, Lindsey Lee, Steve Rutherford and wife Kristen, Leslie Addington and husband Brandon; one great grandchild, Jordan Hughes; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Eckel Herron and Rev. Bill Tignor officiating.

Music will be provided by The Ferrymen.

Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2007) at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Rutherford family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ruth (Bowen) Rutherford

KINGSPORT - Mary Ruth Rutherford, 69, 1352 Bridwell Street, died Saturday (April 15, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Duffield, Va., a daughter of the late Floyd Mack and Gladys Duncan Bowen. She was a sales associate with Wal-Mart for 38 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by a grandson, James Matthew Edwards; a sister; and two brothers.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Paul Rutherford , of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Tim Hickman, Kingsport, Karen and Michael Steadman, Church Hill; a brother, Donald Bowen, Virginia; four grandchildren, Tonya, Heather, Mark and Jessica; four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Hunter, Logan and Nicholas.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Doty officiating.

Entombment will follow in the East Lawn Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Edward Rutherford

KINGSPORT - Paul Edward Rutherford, 77, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus at Hospice House in Bristol following a short battle with cancer on Tuesday (June 15, 2004).

Paul had lived in Kingsport for over 50 years, having moved from Scott County, Va. He retired from Kingsport Press, now known as Quebecor World, after 35 years of service. He served in World War II and held the rank as corporal T5.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Ruth Rutherford; a grandson, James Matthew Edwards; and his parents, Elbert and Rosa Rutherford.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Steadman and husband Michael of Church Hill, Cathy Hickman and husband Tim of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Mark Edwards of Kingsport, Jessica Steadman and fiancé T.J. Ross of Knoxville, Heather Myers and husband Michael of Church Hill, Tonya Hutton and husband David of Bristol, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren, Gavin, Hunter, Logan, Mikayla, Ashley, Nickolas, Madi-Beth, and Jacob; one sister, Nancy K. Wilson, Pryor, Okla.; two brothers, Jack and wife Rita of Marion, Ohio, Lester and wife Delena of Clinchport, Va.; seven nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at Paul's home, 1352 Bridwell St., or at Karen Steadman's, 712 Christian Bend Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265 of Kingsport.

Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Lawn Mausoleum Chapel.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Catherine E. (Stansberry) Ryan

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Catherine E. (Stansberry) Ryan , 76, Dungannon, Va., died Wednesday (Sept. 23, 1998) at 10 p.m. at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Scott County, Va., she retired from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, Va. after 27 years of service, returning to Scott County in 1987. She was a member of Meade's Chapel Church in Nickelsville, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Victoria Lawrence Stansberry; two brothers, Mance and Howard (Buster) Stansberry; six sisters, Stella, Evie, Gertrude and Thelma Stansberry, Loma Lucas and Bessie Hall.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel N. Ryan , Dungannon, Va.; stepdaughters, Jean Fields, Kingsport, Joan (Mike) Johnson, Alpharetta, Ga.; stepsons and wives, Darrell and Nancy Ryan , Weber City, Va., Larry and Priscella Ryan , Kingsport; five stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Lona Powers, Nickelsville, Va.; sister-in-law, Nanny Stansberry, Nickelsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of her stepson, Darrell Ryan (Grimm's Trailor Court), Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Henry Wayne Meade and the Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Entombment will be at Temple Hill Mausoleum, Castlewood, Va. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Howard Lee Ryan

CHURCH HILL - Lee Ryan, 83, went home to be with the Lord on his birthday, May 26, 2007 at his home with his family by his side.
Lee was a native of Sullivan County, Ford Town community, but had lived in Church Hill for the past 53 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill and was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman with 38 years services.
A fifty year mason, he was a member of Clay Masonic Lodge # 386, Jericho Shrine Temple, Knoxville Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons, American Legion Hammond Post # 113.
Mr. Ryan was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country during World War II in the European Theater and was awarded several medals and ribbons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James “ Roy ” and Ada Hamilton Ryan; two brothers, Beryl Ryan and Frank Ryan; sister-in-law, Ann Ryan.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Dingus Ryan, Church Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Ron Smith, Kingsport and Teresa and Ken Hayden, Church Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Alisa Lane, Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Travis Smith and wife, Brenda, Kevin Smith and wife, Holly, Kristen Smith, Kelley Hayden, Kendra Hayden, Brittany Lane and Ryan Lane; two great-grandchildren, Jana and Thomas Smith; one brother, Lewis Ryan, Rockford, Ill.; three sisters, Nina Smith and husband, George, Edith Maden and Margaret Gilreath, all of Ford Town; sisters-in-law, Pearl Ryan and Bea Maness, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Church Hill and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating.
Graveside services with military honors conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and Tennessee National Guard will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Moore officiating at graveside service.
Pallbearers will be Ken Hayden, Kendra Hayden, Ron Smith, Ronnie Maden, Gary Sizemore, Travis Smith, Ben Ryan and Elmer Lewis.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Ryan family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

John D. Ryan

DUFFIELD, Va. - John D. Ryan, 76, died at 12:30 a.m. Sat­urday (April 9, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Cen­ter after a lengthy illness.

He was a native of Scott Coun­ty, Va., and had lived in the Rich­mond, Va., area most of his life. He returned to Scott County in 1993. He was the son of the late George H. and Ella Mae Dingus Ryan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Ryan in 1991; one son, Johnny Ray Ryan in 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Troy (Faye) Neice, Olar, S. C.; two sons, Glenn Ryan, Scot­tsville, Va., and Carl Ryan, Spo­tyslvania, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sis­ters, Mrs. Emma Creekmore, Sandston, Va., Mrs. Iola Meade, Ridgecrest Colony, Duffield, Va.; two brothers, Henry Ryan, Big Stone Gap, Va. and Samuel Ryan, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dingus Family Cemetery, Nickel­sville, Va., with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel N. Ryan

GATE CITY, Va. - Samuel N. Ryan, 87, went to be with the Lord on Monday (July 9, 2007) at his home.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on April 20, 1920 and was the son of the late, George Harrison Ryan and Ella Mae Dingus Ryan. He retired from Power Equipment Company. Mr. Ryan attended Victory Baptist Church in Gate City and was a member of Meades Chapel Church in Nickelsville.

He was an ideal husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. He was much loved by everyone who met him and left a living legacy.

He loved his church family, friends, his garden, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Lena Beth Smith Ryan; second wife, Catherine Stansberry Ryan; sisters, Odessa Farrington, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ryan, Lola Belle Meade, Sarah "Emmy" Creekmore; brothers, Charlie A. Ryan, Henry R. Ryan, John D. Ryan; granddaughter, Barbara "Denise" Ryan; and a grandson, Daniel Parker Ryan.

Surviving are two daughters, Jenella Jean Fields, Mount Carmel and Joan Eleise Johnson and husband, Mike, Mount Carmel; special "daughters," Linda Ryan and husband, Dewey, Mount Carmel and Ruth Raliegh and husband, Wendell, Newport, Tenn.; sons, Darrell Joe Ryan and wife, Nancy, Weber City, Va., Larry Eugene Ryan and wife, Priscella, Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Terry Lee Fields, Mount Carmel, Lesley Ward Ryan, Kingsport, Jason Keith Ryan, Mountain City, Tenn., Gregory Wayne Johnson (step-grandson) West Monroe, La., Sherie Lynn White and husband, Norman, Gray, Elizabeth Ann Fields, Mount Carmel; great-grandchildren, Ryan "Scott Patrick" Sparks and wife, Marie, Gray, Leyna Karin Sparks, Gray, Kayla E. Quillen, Church Hill, Amanda LeAnn Quillen, Church Hill, Kaitlyn Leigh Quillen, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews; many friends. All nieces and nephews were very special to him.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the fellowship hall of Victory Baptist Church, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence of a son, Darrell Ryan.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Henry Wayne Meade, Rev. Wrightly Salling, Rev. Guy Elam, Rev. Travis Stapleton and Rev. Scott Fields officiating.

Music will be provided by Meade Chapel Singers, Robin Stapleton and Dale Smith.

Interment will follow at Grassy Creek Cemetery in Russell County, Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Fields, Lesley Ryan, Dewey Ryan, Cline Ryan, Jerry Ryan, Ryan Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren and all nieces and nephews.

The family extends special thanks to Hospice and Palliative Care of Norton, Va. Mary Ray, Lisa Fields, Nikki Phipps, Kristi White, Pam Crain, Diane Ott, and Tabitha Meadows.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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