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Charles William "Bill" Sage

KINGSPORT — Charles William "Bill" Sage, 76, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday morning [3/17/2009] at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Blackwater, Va., and lived in Columbus, Ohio, and Tennessee most of his life. He was a retired carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Christian Sage; parents, Lloyd and Elzie Sage; brother, Arthur Sage.

Surviving are his daughter; Melissa Sage-Zhao and her husband, Kai Zhao, Atlanta, Ga., three sons, Randal Sage, Kingsport, Tim Sage, Kingsport, and Terry Sage, Church Hill; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason, Dakota and Dalton Sage and Savannah Sage-Zhao; great-grandchild, Joseph Terry Sage; two sisters, Dorothy Sandidge, Bristol and Edith Patterson, Kingsport; two brothers, Roy Sage, Columbus, Ohio, Robert Sage and Martha, Hannibal, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Frank (Opal) Vaughn and Lyla Ball of Kingsport.

Family wishes to give special thanks to Connie Bates and Ron Sage.

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

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. John Patterson officiating.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fannie Gay (Darnell) Salley

Fannie Gay Salley, 109 Salley St., died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday [9/1/1968] in Holston Valley Community Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Hiltons, Va., she had lived in Sullivan County since 1925.

She was a member of the Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Otis F. Salley of Kingsport; one son, Talmage Salley of Kingsport; three daughters, Mrs. John Compton of Blountville, Mrs. Earl Faulk, Mrs. Dan Stafford, both of Kingsport; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KINGSPORT TIMES / Monday, September 2, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline (Hensley) Salley

KINGSPORT - Pauline Hensley Salley, 82, passed away Saturday ( May 21, 2005 ).

A native of Scott County , she had resided in Sullivan County since 1940.

She was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carson "Buck" Salley; parents, Earnest Lee Hensley and Nevada Hensley Bellamy and Claude Bellamy; sister, Lucille Bellamy; and two brothers, Howard C. Bellamy and Jimmy Lee Bellamy.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Click and husband, Robert, Mount Carmel; one son, Robert Lynn Salley and wife, Kay, Klamath Falls, Ore.; three granddaughters, Angie Click, Mount Carmel, Kristina Wiegman and husband, Nate, Aloha, Ore., and Sharon Olson and husband, David, Hillsborough, Ore.; three sisters, Norma Jean Wilson, Forrest City, Ark., Alberta Cleek and husband, Charlie, Kingsport, and Roberta Wasdin and husband, George, Houma, La.; one brother, Billy Bellamy and wife, Hazel, Nancy, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Elder Allen Hensley and the Rev. Perry Cleek officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery . Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William F. "Bill" Salley

KINGSPORT — William F. "Bill" Salley, 81, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Oct. 4, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. He retired from Holston Defense Corporation after over 43 years of service. Bill was a member of Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge 575 and Kingsport Scottish Rite Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Cornette Salley; parents, Lloyd C. and Cora Lee Templeton Salley.

He is survived by his wife, Lorella "Lou" Salley, of the home; son, Pastor, W. David Salley and his wife, Rhonda, Blountville; step-daughter, Sandy White, Kingsport; sister, Ruby Gibson, Kingsport; three nephews, Greg Gibson, Wayne Gibson and Bob Shields; one niece, Theresa Snodgrass.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with W. David Salley officiating and the Tennessee National Guard, presenting of flag to family. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Carter Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, Tenn.

A celebration of life service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor W. David Salley officiating.

Music will be provided by Terry Bennett.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Hardees’s Breakfast Club, Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge 575 and Kingsport York Rite.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gravely Baptist Church (Building Fund), 500 Gravely Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ava Elizabeth (Templeton) Harris Salling

WEBER CITY, Va. - Ava Elizabeth Salling , 99, entered into rest on Monday (Sept. 6, 1999) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va.

Ms. Salling was born in Scott County, Va. on April 3, 1900. She was the daughter of the late William Floyd and Lummy Edwards Templeton.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Roy Harris; second husband, Wetzel Salling ; two sons, William Carson Harris and Lennis Franklin Harris; four sisters, Nannie Templeton, Cora Templeton Salley, Lovely Templeton Jones and Lula Templeton; and two brothers, Floyd and Hobert Templeton.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Eugene Harris, Weber City, Va., and Clarence Harris, Lake Havasu City, Ari.; one brother, Elmer Templeton, Maryville, Tenn.; grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Jack Pyle officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bartley Milligan Salling

SLANT, Va. — Bartley M. Salling, 88, went home to be with God, Oct. 6, 2007 at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 21, 1919, a son of the late P.M. and Flora Starnes Salling.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Rose Darnell Salling; his daughter, Kate Rhoten; his grandsons, Robert James Lawson and J.D. Rhoten; his brothers, Floyd and Otto Salling; his sisters, Osha Oliver, Nan Kinkead, Eva Tipton, Ida Salling and Bonnie Couch; sons-in-law, Richard Harper and John Reed; and sister-in-law, Edna Salling; brothers-in-law, Clarence Kinkead, Lon Oliver and Farley Couch; nieces, Linda Kern and Georgia Edens.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing, six daughters: Pearl Harper, Florida, Lois Reed, Clinchport, Va., Sue ( James) Lawson, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Ann (Otis) Jessee, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Jane (Jim) Smith, Johnson City, Tenn. and Trudy (Gene) Williams, Blountville, Tenn.; four sons, Bud (Jeanette) Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Fred ( Shirley) Salling, Duffield, Va., Jeff (Debbie) Salling, Kingsport and Brian (Kathy) Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son-in-law, Bill Rhoten, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Graveside services for Mr. Salling will be at the Salling Family Cemetery, Salling Monument Lane, Slant, Va. Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Eulogy and music will be provided by Mrs. Patsy Hensley.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:45 p.m. for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jean (Gray) Salling

Betty Jean Salling, 70, of Duffield, VA., went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, TN.

Mrs. Salling was born August 11, 1941, the daughter of the late H.W. Gray and Callie Gray Miller.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Salling is preceded in death by an infant son, Jason Nelson Salling and brother, James L. Gray.

Survivors include husband Rex N. Salling of Duffield, VA., Children; Rex L. Salling and wife Tina of Bufford, GA., Sherrie Salling Blankenship and husband Tim of Kingsport, TN., Laura L. Salling Range and husband Jason of Church Hill, TN., Jeremy D. Salling of Duffield, VA. and Cheyanne A. Salling of Church Hill, TN, brothers; Charles H. Gray of Cheraw, SC. and Ronald W. Gray and wife Vickie of Gray, TN., grandchildren; Zach and Emily Salling, Heather and Chase Barham, Kortnee Blair and Jason Salling, step-grandson; Conner Blankenship, great-grandson, Heath Hayes and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday March 31, 2012 from 5-7pm in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will begin at 7pm with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Home Cemetery, Johnson City, TN. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Betty Jean Salling.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Donna Avanell (Bledsoe) Salling

KINGSPORT — Donna A. Salling , 65, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 12, 2008).

Donna was a loving wife and devoted mother.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Clark Salling ; parents, O. E. and Ruby Bledsoe; brother, Ledford Bledsoe; and sister, Flood Wells.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Billy Salling ; son, David Salling ; sister, Wanda Bledsoe and husband, Bruce; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with Palma Bennett, Minister officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Johnson, Doug Dade, Harvey Van Dyke, Cecil Carter, Les Burke, and Genis Ford.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Flora Ellen (Starnes) Salling

FORT BLACKMORE -- Flora Starnes Salling died at her residence, Rt. 1, at 10:45 p.m., Sunday [3/27/1960], following a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Starnes.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Kinkead, Fort Blackmore, Mrs. Lon Oliver, Goldbond, Va., Mrs. Farley Couch, Mountain Lake, Va.; two sons, Floyd and Bartley Salling, Fort Blackmore; three sisters, Mrs. John Ashworth, Kingsport, Mrs. John Hobbs and Mrs. John McNew, both of Fort Blackmore; five brothers, M. L. Stames, Gate City, C. E., Oscar, Walker, and John Starnes, all of Fort Blackmore; 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Starnes Bluff Church with the Rev. James Boatwright officiating.  Burial will be in the Starnes Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services at which time it will be taken to the church.  

Kingsport News, Tuesday, March 29, 1960

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Floyd Clyton Salling

KINGSPORT - Floyd Salling, 93, passed away Saturday (May 26, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mr. Salling was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Salling; and a grandson, Michael Taylor.

Surviving are three daughters, Shirlene Fraysier and Pauline Taylor, both of Kingsport, and Margarette Taylor, Gate City, Va.; one son, Clayton Salling, Kingsport; brother, Bartley Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no formal visitation.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Wrightley Salling officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James F. Salling

Well Known Farmer of Slant, Virginia succumbs Suddenly At His Home

GATE CITY, Va., Oct. 17 -- Final rites for James Salling, 86, pioneer Scott County citizen of the Slant, Va. community, were conducted from the home Tuesday evening with Rev. James Boatright officiating.

Mr. Salling was stricken Sunday, while out attending to his duties on his farm, and died early Monday morning.  [10/15/1934] Up until that time he had been in good health.

He was a son of James [should be Joseph] Salling, Sr., and Dicie Williams Salling,

both parents being pioneers in this section.  He had been a farmer all his life and has been successful with his business affairs.  He was affable, neighborly and did much for community betterment.

Surviving: his wife, Mrs. Lidia Salling, two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Salling and Mrs. Charles Taylor, all of Ft. Blackmore, Va., one brother Crate Salling, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and one sister, Mrs. John Frazier, Clinchport, Va.

His nearby neighbors and friends served as pall and flower bearers.

Interment was at the family cemetery.

Kingsport Times, Wednesday, October 17, 1934

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Louise (Carter) Salling

Mary Louise Salling, 91, Weber City, VA passed away, Monday, March 15, 2010 at the Brian Center, Weber City, VA.

Mrs. Salling was born in Scott County, VA on April 6, 1918, a daughter of the late Joseph Worley and Eva Louise Quillen Carter, Sr.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Salling; sisters, Myrtle Cox and Mattie Flanary; brothers, William (Bill) Carter, Lee Carter, and Joseph Worley Carter, Jr.

Surviving are her brother, Edwin Carter, and wife, Ingrid, Weber City, VA; sister, Ina Williams and husband, George P. (Junior), Kingsport, TN; sisters-in-law, Hazel Carter, Gate City, VA and JoAnn Carter, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11- 1 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Pierce officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pierce will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Naomi C. (Quillen) Salling

Gate City, Va.-- Mrs. Naomi Quillen Salling, 77, 122 East Jackson St., Gate City, died at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center at 9:40 a.m. yesterday [11/9/1983].

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City.  She had been a private duty nurse for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Salling in 1956.

Surviving are one son, Walter (Brownie) Salling, Gate City, Va.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Gene (Sally) Taylor, Gate City, Va., Mrs. U. W. Jay (Helen) Bowen, Duffield, Va., Mrs. William (Lillian) Banner, Dungannon, Va. and Mrs. Elliott (Irene) Armbrister, Kingsport; two brothers, Ike Quillen, Dungannon, Va., and Eugene Quillen, Kingsport.

Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Gene Falin Memorial Cnapel of the funeral home with Dr. Bob D. Lynch officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, November 10, 1983

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walter Glen “Brownie” Salling

JOHNSON CITY - Walter "Brownie" Salling, 78, entered into rest Sunday ( July 13, 2003 ) at Mountain Home in Johnson City .

Born in Scott County , Va. , on December 31, 1924 , he was the son of the late George Everett and Naomi Quillen Salling.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Force. While serving in the military, he attended aviation training at Biloit College , Biloit, Wisc. He received a degree from Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens , Tenn. He also attended Richmond Law University .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, G.E. Salling.

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy Heard and Deborah Crawford, both of Long View, Tex. ; and two grandchildren, Michael Boswell and Casey Crawford; and a great-granddaughter, Amber Boswell. He is also survived by aunts, an uncle and several cousins.

Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Juanita S. Falin Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Lane officiating.

Following the service, military graveside rites will be conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 in the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Charles J. Salyer

Charles J. Salyer, age 75, of Church Hill TN, formerly of Bellbrook OH, passed away at his home on Monday, November 7, 2011.

He was born March 9, 1936, in Keokee VA, to the late Charlie and Mattie Salyer. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years, after volunteering in 1954. In 1960, he began a very successful career with NCR Corporation in Dayton OH. He quickly advanced through the management ranks and retired from the position of Facilities Engineering Manager in 1996. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

Charles was lovingly devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 18 years, Shirley (Weatherly), his sons, Anthony (Patricia) Salyer and James (Nina) Salyer, his daughter, Patricia (Stephen) Shroff, his grandchildren, Anthony II (Samantha), Justin, Jason, Alex, Michael, Jesse and Katherine, and his great granddaughter, Kennedi. Charles is further survived by his brothers, Fred and Carl (Mildred), his sisters, Virginia Bledsoe and Mary Ann (Earling) Olinger, and his sisters-in-law, Betty Salyers, Beverly Salyers and Jo Salyers.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his first wife of 28 years, Catherine (Accrocco), his brothers, James, Walmer, Donald, and Harold, his sister, Nadine Robinette, his brothers-in-law, Walter Bledsoe, Glenn Robinette, and Warner Culberson, and his sister-in-law Bernice Salyers.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held for Charles at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, immediately followed by a graveside service at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit Charles’ family at the Chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. A second graveside service will be held in Centerville OH at 10:30 a.m. on December 3, 2011 at Miami Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or your local animal shelter. Charles was dearly loved by all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed.

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

Scott Co Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Arthur Salyer

BRISTOL, Va. - Clyde Arthur Salyer, 90, Route 4, passed away Sunday (Sept. 12, 2004) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. Mr. Salyer was a retired farmer. He was a member of Barkers Chapel Evangelical Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Grizzel Salyer (1992); granddaughter, Lisa Ramey Vaughn (1990); and three infant children.

Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Brenda Ramey, Mrs. Della Cox and Mrs. Wilma Rush, all of Bristol, Va., and Miss Carolyn Salyer, Hillsville, Va.; sons, Gerald Salyer, Saltville, Va., Larry Salyer, Mendota, Va., and Roger Salyer, Hiltons, Va.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Martha Grizzel, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Dora Fugate, Bristol, Va., Mrs. Mammie Vaughn, Weber City, Va., Mrs. Emma Zilla Grizzel, Bristol, Va., and Mrs. Effie Lane, Hiltons, Va.; brother, Junior Salyer, Mendota, Va.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Barkers Chapel Evangelical Methodist Church, Hiltons, Va., with the Rev. Phillip Ketron officiating.

Singing will be provided by the Napiers Family Singers.

Mr. Salyer will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be immediately following the funeral service at Spurrier Family Cemetery, Hiltons, Va.

Pallbearers will be Russell Lane, Clifton Ramey, Dustin Blevins, Dustin Hall, Carl Riner and Freddie Vicars.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Clyde Salyer.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Pauline (Tipton) Salyer

Dorothy Pauline Tipton Salyer, 85, of Kingsport, went to be with her heavenly father on Monday, June 18, 2012 at home after a brief illness. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Reservoir Road Baptist Church. Pauline was born in Scott County, VA, but lived most of her life in Kingsport where she was employed for many years at Tennessee Eastman and J C Penney.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Everett L. Salyer; mother, Polly Carter; stepfather, Bud Carter; father, Liburn Tipton; two sisters, Emogene Taylor and Frankie Lee Tipton; and brother-in-law, Glen Taylor.

Pauline is survived by daughter, Enola Gay Salyer of Kingsport; grandchildren, Lisa Winstead Pereira and husband, Bobby of Kingsport, and Tony Winstead and friend, Pam Lancaster of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Erika Matthews and husband, Stephen of Gray, David Harris of Melbourne, FL and Michael Bass of Melbourne, FL; brother, Gary Carter and wife, Betty of Kingsport;

nieces and nephews, Gena Taylor Quillen and husband, Perry of Dunnganon, VA, Paula Taylor Massey and husband, Rhea of Kingsport, Joely Way and husband, Brian of Fall Branch, Shannon Carter and wife, Laura of Kingsport,

Lindsey Quillen Stapleton and husband, TJ of Dunnganon, VA, Dustin Quillen of Johnson City, Brayden Massey of Kingsport, Joshua Massey of Kingsport, Madeline Carter of Kingsport, Dahlia Tester of Kingsport, Christian Tyler Carter of Kingsport, Morgan Way of Fall Branch, Whitney Carter of Fall Branch, and special friends, Betty, Bill, Sandy Dodson, Bertie Mullins, Lois Thacker, Rene Dignan and Joyce Wolfe.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 21, from 11-1:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport and anytime at the home. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Leland Salyer officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Mitchell, Michael Bass, David Harris, David Massey, Stephen Matthews, Jerry Ward, Shannon Carter and Rhea Massey. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Dodson, Gary Carter, Brayden Massey, Joshua Massey and Dustin Quillen.

A special thanks to Smokey Mountain Hospice and Legacy Home Health Care for their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Elbert Henry "E. H." Salyer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Elbert Henry "E.H." Salyer, 64, Route 2, Nickelsville, Va., died Thursday (April 23, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben F. and Anna Vance Salyer.

Survivng are his wife, Joyce Jenkins Salyer, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Roseanne) Burke, Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. Darryl (Lora) McMillan, Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Anthony D. Salyer, Kannapolis, N.C. and Elbert Vance Salyer, Nickelsville, Va.; 11 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra C. (Carrie) Burke and Mrs. Willard (Kathleen) Salyer, both of Nickelsville; and one brother, B.F. Salyer Jr., Gate City, Va.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nickelsville Cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Faye (Owens) Salyer

KINGSPORT - Faye Owens Salyer, 86, of 520 Mayfield Ave., went to be with the Lord at her residence late Thursday evening (April 12, 2007).

She was born in Bee, Va. (Dickenson County) and moved to Kingsport over 20 years ago. She attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Morrison City.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents and several sisters and brothers.

She is survived by her husband of over 66 years, Victor Salyer, of the home; three daughters, Linda Thompson and husband Bob, Kingsport, Sandra Burke and husband Sam, Newport News, Va., Teresa Salyer, Mt Carmel; one son, Roger Salyer, Lebanon, Va.; seven grandchildren, Cheri, Todd, Keena, Melissa, Steven, Stacy, Troy; 10 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, Clay, Levi, Maegan, Olivia, Josie, Chloe, Zachary, Alex; two sisters, Lois Owens, Michigan, Patsy Edwards, Bristol, Tenn; one brother, Ronnie Owens, Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral service will be held Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Vern Hall officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, and great grandsons.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Faye (Jenkins) Salyer

Richmond, KY – Georgia Faye Jenkins Salyer, widow of Ben F. Salyer Jr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Richmond, Kentucky.

Formerly of Gate City, Virginia, Mrs. Salyer was born December 12, 1921 to the late John V. and Rosa M. Jenkins.

She is survived by her son, Bobby F. Salyer and wife Annelle; 2 grandchildren, Benjamin E. Salyer and wife Amy, and Rebekah L. Fitzpatrick and husband Christopher; 3 great grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, and Bella Fitzpatrick; 2 brothers, Calvin H. Jenkins and Robert H. Jenkins and wife Ann; 1 sister, Joyce J. Salyer; 2 sisters-in-law, Dana S. Jenkins and Kathleen S. Salyer; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Toby Reed, will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery (Weber City, VA).

Serving the family of Georgia Faye Jenkins Salyer is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc. (Weber City, VA) and also Reppert Funeral Home (Berea, KY).

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Douglas “Bucky” Salyers

MOUNT CARMEL - Harold (Bucky) Douglas Salyers, 58, of Ohio Ave. , departed this life early Monday ( Oct. 15, 2001 ) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company with 27 years of service.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Todd Salyers; his parents, Charlie Salyers and Mattie Larkey Salyers; sister, Nadine Robinette; and brothers, Walmer Salyers and James Salyers.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Davidson Salyers, Mount Carmel; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Danny Housewright, Mount Carmel; son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Tami Salyers, Kingsport; grandchildren, Josh Salyers, Logan Salyers, Danielle Housewright and Isaac Housewright; sisters, Mary Ann Olinger, Mount Carmel, and Virginia Bledsoe, Omar, W.Va.; brothers, Charles Salyers, Church Hill, Don Salyers, Xenia, Ohio, Fred Salyers, Wheelersburg, Ohio, Carl Salyers, Hiltons, Va.; sister-in-law, Betty Salyers, Chesapeake, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Anderson and Pastor David Luster officiating.

Music will be provided by J.W. Depew.

Burial will follow in Darthula Baptist Church Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

Pallbearers will be Fred Salyers, Charles Salyers, Carl Salyers, Manuel Davis, Robert Davidson and Tim Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Salyers and Fred Davidson.

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Jack D. Salyer

KINGSPORT — Jack D. Salyer, 78, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday (Dec. 29, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a very dedicated member and deacon of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He truly loved doing the Lords work by always giving his time for anyone in need (such as delivering food to the elderly). Jack also loved sharing his testimony for the Lord through his gift of singing, whether it was at church services, nursing homes, or the many funerals he attended. He served his country in the United States Army. Jack retired from the Kingsport Press.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Thelma Addington Salyer; his parents, Clyde C. and Etta McConnell Salyer; one brother, Pierce Salyer; and one sister, Reba Salyer.

Jack is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Stephen Salyer, of the home, Barry (Youngun) and Lisa Salyer, of Gate City, Va., Brian Salyer, of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Darris Salyer, Candlelyn Salyer, Erin Salyer and Laura Salyer; four great-grandchildren, Donavan, Devan, Mariah and Jackson Salyer; a dear member of the family, Hazel Dixon; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Sidney Salyer and wife, Ruth, Don Salyer and wife, Pat, Bill Salyer and wife, Sondra, all of Kingsport and Jimmy Salyer and wife, Kieko, of Delaware; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rosemary Richards and husband, Earl, of Kingsport and Frances Whidden, of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister-in-law and her husband, Lindell and Dennis Money, of Washington State; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastor Hobbie McCreary officiating.

Music will be by the church choir and family members.

A military graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265 with Chaplin Joe W. Byrd.

Pallbearers will be Sid Salyer, Rick Smith, Rick Salyer, Sandy Richards, Ronnie Salyer and Don Roach. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Hall, Ken Shaffer, Preston Salyer, Kevin Salyer, Jack Casey and Jim Lyons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 125 Coley Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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James Calvin "J.C." Salyer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - James Calvin (J.C.) Salyer, 64, Route 1, passed away Friday (April 19, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Salyer was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He was a self-employed truck driver for 46 years and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Salyer was also of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Maggie Page Salyer; sister, Pauline Dockery; brothers, Cyle Salyer and K.D. Salyer.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Rita Fern Culbertson Salyer of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Johnny Fraysier, Trish and Darrell Meade, and Jan and Jackie Rhoton, all of Nickelsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny Michael and Teresa Salyer, James Ray and Pam Salyer, all of Nickelsville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Dockery, Liberty Center, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie and Ray Greear, Dungannon, Va., Dorothy and Curtis Horne, Nickelsville; brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Gaye Salyer, Nickelsville.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Henry Wayne Meade and Roger Phillips officiating.

Music will be provided by Meade's Chapel Trio.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the family cemetery (Long Hollow section). The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Jessee Elbert Salyer

GATE CITY -- Jessee Elbert Salyer, 77, died at the home of his son, Clyde, at 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Robie Salyer; seven daughters, Mrs. Ella Comer, Mrs. Emma Grizzle, Mrs. Martha Grizzle, Mrs. Effie McMurray, Mrs. Dora Smith, Mrs. Corda Lane, and Mrs. Mamie Lane, all of Gate City, Route 2; three sons, Lonnie, Clyde, and Junior, also of Gate City, Route 2; one brother, Bob Salyer, of Church Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McConnell Funeral Service in Gate City .

(Kingsport News, Thursday, March 27, 1958)

 (Jessee & Roba are listed at Mtn View School Cemetery )

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John Haskell Salyer

BRISTOL, Tenn. — John Haskell Salyer, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord at his final resting place on Thursday (Feb. 19, 2009) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Salyer was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lonnie and Delphia Salyer.

He was a retiree of General Motors of Ohio. John’s ministry was singing and playing the guitar for the glory of God. He was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church.

John also enjoyed life with 3 special brothers-in-law, John Otis Laughlin, Scott Laughlin and David Hinkle and also three special sisters-in-law Ruth Hinkle, Lucille Laughlin and Mable Ragan.

Survivors include wife, Dorothy Jean Salyer; daughter, Bonita Brock and husband Brad, of Marble Hill, Mo., Brenda Hooker and husband David, of Blountville, Michelle Cross and husband Zeb, Jr. of Bristol, Tenn.; sons, Jim Salyer and wife Virginia, of Marble Hill, Mo., Tony Fleenor and his wife Donna, of Blountville; grandchildren, Amanda Whittenborn, Margaret and Lisa Brock, Stephanie, Michaela, and Joshua Salyer, all of Marble Hill, Mo., Amy and Jonathan Hooker, of Blountville, Jamie Fleenor, of Bristol, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Jazmine Whittenborn; special great- granddaughter, Aubrey Hooker; brother, William "Bill" Salyer and his wife Wanda, of Weber City; nephew, Scotty Duane Salyer and his wife Misty; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held Saturday at 12 noon in Laughlin Cemetery with Pastor Dwayne Locklear officiating, assisted by Pastor Eddie Crusenberry and Pastor Johnny Burton.

Pallbearers will be David Hooker, Zeb Cross, Jr., Jamie Fleenor, Mark and Stan Ragan, Michael and Roger Laughlin, Ronald and Jerry Taylor and Scotty Salyer.

Honorary pallbearers are church family and friends.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.

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Kive (Bellamy) Salyer

Kive Bellamy Salyer, 93, died Saturday, February 26, 2011 at her home in St. Paul, Virginia.

She was born in Wise County , Virginia ; daughter of the late, William and Mary Robinette Bellamy. She was preceded in death by her husband, McClellan Salyer; one daughter, Marie Grizzel; two sisters, Hazel Estelle Cook and Parthine Clay; one brother, William H. Bellamy, Jr. She was a member of the St. Paul Assembly of God Church for over 60 years.

She is survived by three sons, McClellan "Tub" Salyer, Jr. and wife, Norma, of Castlewood, Virginia, Clifford Salyer and wife, Sue, of Castlewood, Virginia, and Allen Wayne Salyer of Bristol, Virginia; one son-in-law, R.C. Grizzel of Castlewood, Virginia; one sister, Irene Collins of Castlewood, Virginia; one brother, Paul Bellamy and wife, Nancy, of Bristol, Virginia; eight grandchildren; a very special granddaughter, Dena Jessee and a grandson, Billy Salyer; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Kive Bellamy Salyer will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2011 in the Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood , Virginia with Pastor Johnny Thompson and Rev. Ted Phillips officiating. Committal Services and Entombment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Temple Hill Memorial Park , Castlewood , Virginia . Family and Friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Great Grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2011 in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood , Virginia . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Paul Assembly of God Church, 16542 Broad Street , St. Paul , Virginia 24283 . The family would like to give a Special Thanks to the Russell County Home Health Care of Lebanon , Virginia . Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Burial: Temple Hill Memorial Park , Castlewood, Russell County , Virginia , USA

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Larry Samuel Salyer

Uncle Larry Samuel Salyer, 64 of Gate City, (Midway Community) went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a Vietnam Veteran and had a great love for his family, friends and his animals. Larry was an avid Twin Springs basketball fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Stella Kiser Salyer; sisters, Lila Robinson and Deana Hilman; brothers Leon Salyer, Dave Salyer, Eugene Salyer, Bill Salyer and Joe Salyer.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Pauline Salyer; sisters, Joyce Farmer and husband Bobby, Judy Bledsoe and husband Bob, Linda Kugler and Estelita Dougherty; sisters-in-law, Audrey Salyer, Margaret Salyer, Frances Salyer, Ruth Hensley and husband Bobby, Patricia Butler and Mildred Baldwin and husband Johnny; brothers-in-law, Jack bright and Ted Donald Bright; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the church with Elder Amos Bright officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 Tuesday at the Salyer Family Cemetery in Midway Community. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American diabetes Association, Kingsport TN Office, PO Box 3952, Kingsport, TN 37664 or the American Heart Association Tennessee, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601.

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

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

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Lois Audrey (Sluss) Salyer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Lois Audrey Sluss Salyer, 68, died Tuesday ( Feb. 12, 2002 ) at the residence of her son after a long illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on March 17, 1933 , she was the daughter of the late Cyrus Sluss and Virgie Hartsock Sluss.

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

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Leon Salyer ( June 22, 1997 ); one great-grandchild, Cody Green.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Jeanifer Salyer, Glenn and Bonnie Salyer, all of Nickelsville, Don and Carol Salyer, Church Hill, and Jerry and Angie Salyer, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Gaynell Hartsock and Edith Meade, both of Nickelsville; three brothers, Buford Sluss, Bruce Sluss and Bobbie Sluss, all of Nickelsville; five sisters-in-law, Joyce Farmer, Marie Dougherty, Deana Hillman, Judy Bledsoe and Linda Kuglar; two brothers-in-law, Larry Salyer and Bill Salyer; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ed. McClain officiating. Music will be provided by the Tipton Family and Sluss Family.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Salyer Family Cemetery . The family will meet at the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mary Ann (Campbell) King Moore McClellan Salyer

KINGSPORT - Mary Ann Campbell McClellan, 89, died Friday morning (Sept. 14, 2001) at Church Hill Life Care Center due to a lengthy illness.

She attended Hope Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer Campbell, Earl Campbell and Jerry Campbell; two sisters, Cornie Powers and Benita Edison.

Survivors include one daughter, Reba Jean Dixon, Falls Church, Va.; two sisters, Irene Salyers and Ora Collins; one brother, Charles (Lundy) Campbell; several nieces and nephews.

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

Family and friends may also call anytime at the residence of her sister, 2020 Woodbine Street, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder Ezra Davis, Elder Keith Bowers and Elder Chad Crawford officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

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Nancy "Nanny" G. (Dockery) Salyer

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Nancy "Nanny" G. Dockery Salyer, 69, passed away Thursday (Nov. 27, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical C e n t e r.
She was born in Scott County, Va., on April 13, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Cowden and Martha Castle Dockery. She was a homemaker and a member of Culbertson Chapel in Nickelsville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kennith D. Salyer; and five brothers, Jack Dockery, Cline Dockery, Dale Dockery, B.C. Dockery and Cadle Wallace Dockery.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Starnes and husband Randall, Nickelsville, Va., and Lisa Meade and husband Ray, Lebanon, Va.; one son, Kennith "Dewey" Salyer and wife Jennifer, Nickelsville, Va.; five grandchildren, Daniel Meade, Lebanon, Va., Chandler Meade, Lebanon, Va., Ethan Meade, Lebanon, Va., K.R. Salyer, Nickelsville, Va. and Kristen Bledsoe and husband Joshua, Gate City, Va.; one great grandchild, Kylee Meade, Castlewood, Va.; sisters, Edith Hendricks, Defiance, Ohio and Peggy Lemaster, Independence, Ky.; brothers, Clay Dockery and wife Nell, Continental, Ohio, Bernard Dockery and wife Barbara, Defiance, Ohio, and Wayne Dockery and wife Jennifer, Defiance, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Barbara.
Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Marvin Dockery and the Rev. Ray Meade officiating.
Music will be provided by her grandson, Daniel Meade.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday (Dec. 1, 2008) at Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, Va.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Daniel, Ethan, Chandler and K.R. and nephews, Jimmy Schindler, Tony Schindler and Bob Hill, and son-in-law, Randall Starnes.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of the Kingston Center of Duffield, Va., the ICU nurses of Holston Valley Medical Center and the 3rd Floor Nursing Staff of Wilcox Hall.

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Stella Olene (Grizzle) Salyer

BRISTOL, Va. - Stella Olene Salyer, 69, Route 3, Bristol, Va., died Thursday (April 23, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and was a member of Barker's Chapel and Evangelical Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.E. and Sarah Jane Christian Grizzle and by three children, Betty Sue Salyer, Samuel Wayne Salyer and Arthur Lee Salyer.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde Arthur Salyer, of the home; four daughters, Miss Carolyn Salyer, Hillsville, Va., Mrs. Dewey (Buna) Ramey and Mrs. Randy (Wilma) Rush, both of Bristol, Va. and Mrs. Jimmy (Della) Cox, Mendota, Va.; three sons, Gerald Salyer, Saltville, Va., Larry Salyer, Bristol, Va. and Roger Salyer, Weber City, Va.; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Mrs. Lakie Blevins, Clinchport, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barker's Chapel and Angelical Methodist Church with the Rev. C. W. Reedy and the Rev. David Gillenwater officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Spurrier Cemetery.

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

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Thelma Lucille (Addington) Salyer

KINGSPORT - Thelma Lucille Salyer , 68, 2313 Bloomingdale Pike, died Tuesday (March 14, 2000) at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and lived in the Bloomingdale community most of her life. Mrs. Salyer was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and helped other people. She worked for Acme Sports and enjoyed bowling.

Mrs. Salyer was preceded in death by her father, W.M. Addington; and several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are her husband, Jack Salyer ; sons and daughter-in-law, Steven B. Salyer , of the home, Barry D. and Lisa Salyer , Yuma, Va., and Brian A. Salyer , Marietta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Laura Salyer , Erin Salyer , Candlelyn Salyer and Darris Salyer ; one great-grandchild, Donovan J. Salyer ; mother, Audrey L. Addington, Kingsport; and sister, Lindell Money, Ridgefield, Wash.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with Dr. Edgar Pierce and the Rev. Ronald Hicks officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 125 Coley St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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William H. Salyer Sr.

KINGSPORT William H. Bill Salyer Sr. went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday (April 5, 2010) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Bill was born in Scott County, Va., and lived in Wise, Va., for over 40 years then moved to Kingsport in 1985. He retired from Westmoreland Coal Corp. after over 35 years of service.

Bill was a member of Homeland Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Salyer; his parents, Dewey H. and Nannie Williams Salyer.

He is survived by his wife of over 64 years, Charlotte Horne Salyer, of the home; one daughter, Patty Salyer Miller and husband, Keith Miller, of Houston, Texas; two sons, Dr. William H. Salyer Jr. and wife, Randy, of Sumter, S.C., and Ronald B. Salyer and wife, Cindy, of Raleigh, N.C.; two special grandchildren, Johnny and Heather Wright; seven grandchildren, William Brent, Shannon, Brian, Jeffrey, Rebecca, Jessica and Lori; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, June Salyer Minor of Lynchburg, Va., and Shirley Rathbone of Waynesville, N.C.; two nieces, Teresa Roberts and Kim Bishop; two nephews, Anthony Minor and B.K. Powers; one great-nephew, Austin Roberts.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport. A service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

Music will be provided by Teresa Janes.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Anthony Minor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon McCray, Kenneth Mann, Gene Tittle and Fred McDavid and Basil Beverly.

Family and friends attending are ask to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Homeland Baptist Church (building fund) 2504 Hawaii St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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Lillian P. (Laughlin) Sammons

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Lillian P. Sammons, 70, of Bluff City, went to her heavenly home on Thursday (April 30, 2009) from Unicoi County Memorial Hospital in Erwin after a long illness.

A native of Bristol, Tenn., she was born on March 31, 1939 to Beulah Ramey Laughlin and the late Johney Albert Laughlin.

In addition to her mother, Beulah Laughlin of Blountville, Lillian is survived by her sons, Jeffrey and Jack Sammons of Bluff City; step-daughter, Connie Bussey and husband, Steve of Blountville; grandson, Logan Sammons; brothers, Albert Laughlin and wife, Elva of Blountville, Wesley Laughlin and wife, Joyce of Kingsport and Dale Laughlin of Blountville; sisters Hazel Kidd of Kingsport, Louise Gibson and husband, Pastor Johnny of Kingsport and Etta McMurray and husband, J.T. of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Oakley- Cook Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Gardner’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Bobby Carter, Minister Clarence Huffman and Pastor Johnny Gibson officiating.

Lillian will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m.

The committal service and interment will follow in Gardener’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby, Wes and Matthew Laughlin, Jordan and Kaleb Kitzmiller and Larry, Harold and Gary Kidd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jamey Gibson and Ronald Kidd.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Gardner’s Chapel Cemetery Fund. c/o Mary Lou Smith, 536 Scott Lane, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Mrs. Sammons and her family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

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James H. Samples

ROGERSVILLE - James H. Samples, 70, of Rogersville, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, Rogersville.

Born in Newport, Tenn., he had lived most of his life in Kingsport and was a Baptist.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Mae Marshall, Kingsport, and Mrs. Geneva King, Brazil, Ind.; one son, Tom Samples, Clinton, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Bell Room, Washington, D.C., one brother, Robert I. Samples, Kingsport; and 14 grandchildren.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Saturday, December 18, 1976)

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Lola Mae (Howell) Samples

Mrs. Lola Mae Samples, 61, of 1008-1/2 Fairview Ave., died Wednesday afternoon in the Munal Clinic following an illness of several years.

She was born in Sullivan County and had spent her entire life here and was a member of the Riverside Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James H. Samples; daughters, Mrs. Gladys Mae Marshall, Kingsport, and Mrs. Betty King, Brazil, Ind.; son, Thomas Samples, Falls Church, Va.; brother, Howard Howell, Kingsport; half-brother, John Nelson, Plainfield, N. J.; step-sisters, Mrs. Verna Marshal, and Mrs. Mary Samples, both of Kingsport; step-brothers, Bill, Fort Blackmore, and Ernest Nelson, Kingsport; and 13 grandchildren.

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

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, January 25, 1973)

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Mary F. (Nelson) Samples

KINGSPORT - Mary F. Nelson Samples, 90, left her earthly tabernacle behind to find peace and rest in her heavenly home on Wednesday (Dec. 14, 2005). She had been a resident of The Wexford House a number of years due to declining health.

Born in Scott County, Va., on August 17, 1915, to W. D. and Louisa (Taylor) Nelson, she moved to Kingsport at a very early age and lived here almost all the rest of her life.

Mary was married to Robert L. Samples on August 1, 1931. She was a wonderful housekeeper and cook. She loved to sew, crochet, embroider, and made many lovely quilts. She also liked gardening and putting up food. Through the years, she had attended several different churches in the Tri-Cities area. She loved to read her Bible and thoroughly enjoyed good gospel singing.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 53 years, Robert L. Samples; two daughters, Anna Sue Samples and Lois Jean Kern; three sisters, Maxie Nelson, Amanda Spears, and Vernia Marshall; two brothers, Willie C. (Bill) and Charles Ernest Nelson; step-mother, Polly Kate Nelson; one step-sister, Lola Mae Samples; and two step-brothers, Howard and Raymond Howell.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Horton and husband, Charles (Herb); one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Samples and wife, Evelyn; and son-in-law, Thomas Kern, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Andrea Anderson and husband, Randall of Kingsport, Letha Lane and husband, Randy of Gray, David Samples and wife, Marty, Penny Brooks and husband, Terry, all of Church Hill, Jeanie Dove and husband, William of Gray, Pam Atkins, Sherry Horne, Beth Gentry and husband, Chad, all of Kingsport, and Brian Kern and wife, Leisl of the Nashville area; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; also a very caring brother, J.B. Nelson of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

We would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff and workers at The Wexford House and also to the Adventa Hospice chaplain and all the care-givers for Mary. God bless all of you.

Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel with Chaplain Frederick Meredith officiating, and special music by Janet Asbury.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Sunday in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

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Buddy Sampson

In Memory of Buddy Sampson

September 17, 1940 - February 14, 2013

Buddy Sampson, age 72, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus, February 14, 2013 at Indian Path Medical Center. Born in Sullivan County, a son to the late Bud and Edith Sampson, he has resided in Sullivan and Hawkins County all his life. Buddy was a retired painter and trader. He was a member of Liberty Chapel Primitive Baptist Church and attended Freedom Baptist Church. Buddy was a born again Christian and loved the Lord.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of forty-four years, Carolyn McCann Sampson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sampson of Mt. Carmel; one son, Eddie Sampson and wife Marlene of Mt. Carmel; one daughter, Libby Greer and husband Tony of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Shanda Sampson, Justin Greer, Avery Greer; two brothers, Tony Sampson and wife Ruby, Kenny Sampson and wife Judy; one sister, Sherry Bellamy and husband Fred all of Gate City; and a special cousin, Sonny Bishop.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel, with funeral services to follow at 7:00p.m. with Revs Andy Sensabaugh, Evangelist Pat Hammonds and Elder Fred Gilreath officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Eddie Sampson, Justin Greer, Avery Greer, Sonny Bishop, Cody Bruner and Charles Bishop.

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

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

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Earnest Virgil Sampson Sr.

GATE CITY , Va. - Earnest Virgil Sampson Sr., 84, of East Jackson Street, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning ( Sept. 6, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 7, 1921, a son of the late Samuel Steaven Sampson and Alice Cookenhour Sampson of Scott County, Va.

Mr. Sampson was a quiet, gentle man of integrity who could tell you exactly what was on his mind and you knew all the time that he loved you with all his heart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during World War II. From his military he took membership with the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport , and the local DAV Chapter.

He retired from Laurel Branch Coal Company after 39 years of service. Through that he became a member of the United Mine Workers of America . He was a member of the Gate City Rebekah Lodge #86, the Gate City Lodge #170 Independent Order of the Odd Fellows. Through that fraternal organization, he found many friends and traveled many thousands of miles serving. He was past Grand Master of the State of Virginia Order of Odd Fellows, past president of the Odd Fellows Home in Lynchburg . He was also a member of the following branches of the Odd Fellows: Encampment, Patriarch Militant and Canton . He received the Meritorious Service Award and the Decoration of Chivalry Award. He was a member of the Catlett Masonic Lodge, Gate City . He also served several terms on the Gate city Town Council where he was instrumental in getting the first new fire truck that the department ever had.

He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City where he served with his wife, daughter, grandson and his wife in the nursery department for many years. He served his Lord as treasurer of First Baptist faithfully for 40 years and had just been re-appointed for another term. He was deacon emeritus and had served on numerous committees at the church over the years.

When we say as a family that he was loved and will be missed is an understatement. The community as a whole will miss him and he loved everyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Alice Almeda Sampson (who left us on Jan. 29, 2005); two sisters Mable Caler and Victoria Gibbs; brothers, S.S. (Syl) Sampson, Eugene Sampson, Thomas Leland Sampson, William K. (Bill) Sampson and Edgar Lee Sampson.

He is survived by his daughter, Frances Perry and husband Robert of Gate City; sons, E. Virgil Sampson Jr. and wife Connie of Gate City, and Ellis Lee Sampson and wife Pricilla of Bogalusa, La.; four grandchildren, Kim Jenkins and husband Stan, Robert Michael Perry and wife Sherry, Gina Fuller and husband Dr. Bill, and Ellis Lee Sampson II and wife Allison; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Payton Jenkins, Rindi Perry, Katie Beth, Emily and Bradley Fuller; brother-in-law, L.D. Tate Jr. of Clinchport, Va.; also several nieces and nephews and many friends are left to mourn his passing.

Calling hours are today from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

At 7:30 p.m. the Rebekah Lodge #86 will perform their services followed by the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Gate City Lodge #170 at 7:45 p.m.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dr. Roy O. "Roc" Collins and Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.

A eulogy will be given by Kim Jenkins.

Music will be by Joel Jenkins and Gina Fuller.

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

Casketbearers will be Robert Michael Perry, Dr. Bill W. Fuller, Stanley Jenkins, Payton Jenkins, Delaney Herron, Doug Humphreys, Dick Gaines and Michael Sampson.

Honorary casketbearers will be members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rebekah Lodge and deacons of the First Baptist Church of Gate City.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m.

Those wishing to send flowers are respectfully encouraged to give a memorial contribution to the First Baptist Church of Gate City Building Fund, P.O. Box 97 , Gate City , Va. 24251 . This will help to continue what Earnest, Alice and so many others envisioned for the future of the church they loved so much.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Joe Thomas Sampson

KINGSPORT - Joe Thomas Sampson, 79, passed away Wednesday ( April 19, 2006 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mr. Sampson was born on Jan. 15, 1927 in Scott County, Va., to the late Clayton F. Sampson and Amanda Elizabeth McDavid Sampson.

He had lived most of his life in the Kingsport area, was a building contractor and of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Sampson was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, John, Monnie, Ron, Bill, Maxie, Irene, Lillian, Junior, and Kathleen; and special friends, Harold "Red" Henley, John Haynes, Virgil Winkle, and Tommy Sampson.

Mr. Sampson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lona Mae Herndon Sampson; his children, Danny Thomas Sampson of Bristol, Tenn., Jennifer Hauk and husband Roger of Kingsport, Cindy Herron and husband Jerry of Church Hill, Johnny Aaron Sampson and wife Debra, of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Joey Herron and special friend, Jaime Duncan, Amanda Sampson, Zachary Sampson; two step-grandchildren, Michael Herron and wife Gina, Jeremy Herron and wife Cindy; five step great-grandchildren, Mekayla Million, Trevor Greene, Savannah Greene, Madison Herron, Trinity Herron; one step great-grandchild soon to arrive, Gracin Leann Herron; one brother, Roy Lee Sampson and wife Evelyn, of Hiltons, Va.; one sister, Faye Winkle Peck and husband Henry "Junior" of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Orebank Missionary Baptist Church with the Evangelist Michael Herron, Rev. Robert Fletcher, and Rev. JM Baker officiating.

Special music will be provided by nieces, Charlotte Fletcher, Becky Lawson, and also Vanna Goad.

Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Bryan Bishop, Rusty Laney, Ross Blankenbeckler, Jeremy Herron, Glenn McCracken, Bill McConnell, Tim Gross, Doug Hauk, Joey Herron and Zachary Sampson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Gilreath, Keith Harkleroad, Tom Hauk, Dr. Keith Porter, J.R. Peck, Philip Ketron, Randale Sampson, David Sampson, Harold Bethany, and Junior Vineyard.

The family would like to say a special thanks to a special caregiver, son-in-law, Roger Hauk.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Joe Thomas Sampson.

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane

Jimmy Wayne "J. W." Sampson

KINGSPORT - Jimmy Wayne Sampson , 48 died unexpectedly Monday (April 26, 1999).

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he served in the U.S. Marines and had been employed by the Kingsport Police Department for 21 years as a police officer and a detective. He was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Gwen) Boyer, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Travis Wayne and Angie Sampson , Kingsport; three grandchildren, Sierra Marie, Christopher Wayne and Johnathan Dakota; his parents, Garnet and Ruth Sampson , Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. David (Lydia Gail) Burton, Bristol and Mrs. Alonzo (Barbara Jean) Sexton, Fort Blackmore, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Jennifer Sampson , Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd and the Rev. David Burton officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at noon Thursday by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Color Guard at the Logan's Chapel Church Cemetery, Fall Branch (Harmony community). Pallbearers will be friends of the Kingsport Police Department.

Kingsport Times-News
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Evelyn (Peters) Ramey Sampson

Evelyn Peters Sampson, 79, of Hiltons, VA, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2012 at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ervin Ramey; second husband, Roy Sampson; daughter, Debbie Johnson; one sister and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Johnson (Gary) of Sneads Ferry, NC, Betty Murray (Rufus) of Blountville, TN and Nancy Bright (Billy) of Blountville, TN; one son, Charles Ramey (Susanna) of Hiltons, VA; thirteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; five step-children; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Sunday February 19, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23 N, Weber City.

A service will be held at 2 pm on Monday February 20, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neely and Rev. David Gillenwater officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jessie Hall, David Sampson, Raymond Lane, Greg Mann, Conley Peters and Kevin Denton. Honorary pallbearers will be David Hensley, Junior Vineyard, Ronnie Peters, Billy Bright, Rufus Murray, Gary Johnson and Ken Clark.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Norma Ruth (Price) Lane Falin Sampson

Norma Ruth Price Sampson, 59, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Friday May 31, 2013 at Indian Path Medical Center.

A native of Scott County, and graduate of Gate City High School, she has lived in this area all her life.

She attended Christ Church in Lynn Garden. She enjoyed interior and exterior decorating and making homes beautiful; especially through gardening. Norma loved to shop and she very much enjoyed the ocean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Price Jr. and Ruth Day Price; her son, Noah Falin and her brother, Darwin “Shawn” Price

She is survived by her husband, Gary Sampson; one son, Josh Lane and wife Johna and their children, Tess and Jayden Lane; three step children, Sonya Duncan and husband Rodney and their children, Cameryn, Colby and Carter, Holly Fletcher and husband Scott and their children Issac and Jacob, Bryan Sampson and his children, Hannah, Calvin and Karadee; one sister, Chris Wilson and husband Ray; one brother, Dennis Price and wife Charlotte; mother in law, Virginia Casteel and sister in law Deborah Slemp; several nieces and nephews and her best friend, Renda Fay Keith

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. Richard Dice and Rev. Gary Atkins officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2pm Sunday in Holston View Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Lee Sampson

HILTONS, Va. - Elder Roy Lee Sampson, 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long illness, late Saturday evening (July 1, 2006) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on April 7, 1924, a son of the late Clayton F. and Amanda McDavid Sampson of Scott County, Va. He was a brick mason by trade. He was a longtime preacher having spent most of his time at the Hiltons Freewill Baptist Church (now known as Heritage Baptist Church), the Stoney Point Church and he established and pastored the Independent True Gospel Church. He was a true man of God and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of over 40 years, Kathryn Cole Sampson who passed away in 1988; children, Tommy Sampson and two infant children; five brothers; six sisters; a son-in-law, Charles Neeley; and a step-daughter, Debbie Vanzant Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Peters Sampson of the home; daughters, Janet Neeley of Valdosta, Ga., Jane Vineyard and husband, Jr., of Hiltons, Va., and Judy Ketron and husband Philip, of Hiltons, Va.; sons, David Sampson and wife, Debbie of Hiltons, Va., and Randale Sampson of Hiltons, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Linda Johnson and husband, Gary of Sneeds Ferry, N.C., Betty Murray and husband, Rufus of Bristol, Va., and Nancy Bright and husband, Billy of Blountville; one step-son, Charles Ramey and wife, Susanna of Bristol, Va.; 11 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Teresa Harris of Hiltons, Va.; one sister, Faye Peck and husband, Jr. of Kingsport; special caregiver, Rhonda Ramey of Nickelsville, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews along with many friends.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, Highway 58, Hiltons, Va., or other times at the residence or at one of the children's residence in Hiltons, Va.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. with Preacher Nat Baker, Rev. Philip Ketron and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Charlotte Fletcher, Becky Lawson and Betty Murray.

Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Holston View Cemetery.

It is requested that family and friends meet at Scott County Funeral Home by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Vineyard, Eddie Vineyard, Wade Ketron, Adam Ketron, Clayton Sampson, Greg Sampson, Wayne Neeley and Duane Neeley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rufus Murray, Jerry Mann, Charles Ramey, Danny Sampson, Johnny Sampson, Billy Bright and Garland Stokes.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and In-House Health Care services for the care and concern given to our loved one.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Eugene Sampson

FALL BRANCH - Samuel Eugene Sampson, 89, went to be with the Lord Monday ( Jan. 7, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

He was born in Gate City , Va. , and had been a resident of Kingsport most of his life. He was a retired plasterer.

Mr. Sampson was a member of Freewill Baptist Church, enjoyed fishing and sharing with his family and friends things about the Bible. He was a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lassie Blanche Sampson; a daughter, Mary Alice Sampson; several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Eva Jean Sutherland and husband, Scott, Kingsport, and Vickie Kern, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Ernest Sampson, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Scott Sutherland and the Rev. L.E. Wolfe officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Terry Sutherland, Tim Sutherland, Gary Sutherland, Brandon Sutherland, Daniel Sutherland and Rick Morelock.

Kingsport Times-News
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William Kinzer Sampson

GATE CITY , Va. — William (Bill) Kinzer Sampson, 57, 600 Fir Street , died at his residence Thursday [ 10/23/1975 ] after a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , was self-employed as a truck driver, and a member of the First Baptist Church .

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mabel Barker Sampson; one daughter, Mrs. Catheryn Lynn Daugherty, Gate City; two sons, Samuel William Sampson, Fort Smith, Ark., and Michael Kinzer Sampson, Gate City; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Tate, Mendota, and Mrs. Victoria Gibbs, Blairsville, Ga.; five brothers, Earnest Sampson, Gate City, Eugene Sampson, Kingsport, Sylvester Sampson, Bristol, Edgar Sampson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Leland Sampson, Baltimore, Md.; and one grandchild.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for William (Bill) Kinzer Sampson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City . Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Lynch, assisted by Rev. C. W. Reedy officiating. Pallbearers will be Charlie Mack Dougherty Sr., J.B. Durham, C.S. Pendleton Jr., William (Bill) Herron, Henry R. Sandidge, and Kelly Ison. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Bible Clan of the First Baptist Church of Gate City. The Independent Order of the Oddfellows No. 170 of Gate City will be in charge of graveside services. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday evening. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times / Friday, October 24, 1975)

Kingsport Times
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Claudia (Lane) Sams

RIVERVIEW, Fla. – Claudia Lane Sams, 94, 10913 Riverview Drive, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Marion Joseph and Cordelia Hale Lane.

She was a graduate of Gate City High School, Gate City, and King College, Bristol. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Bristol school system and the Carter County school system. Mrs Sams had lived in Florida for the past six years. She was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. She was instrumental in starting the kindergarten program of the church.

Mrs. Sams was preceded in death by her husband, William E. "Jack" Sams; a daughter, Ginny Lane Sams in 1961; and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son William E. Sams III, Riverview; a grandson, William E. Sams IV, Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in the East Hills Cemetery, Bristol Tennessee, with the Rev. Dwight Basham officiating.

Burial will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Tom and Dora Swafford, 239 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

From http://www.legacy.com; Bristol Herald Courier on August 21, 2007

Submitted by Don Lane

Woodrow W. Sams

Woodrow W. Sams, 36, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday [ 10/7/1948 ] in a Knoxville hospital after an illness of one year.

He had lived at 2021 Bristol Highway and had made his home here 12 years, moving here from Morristown .  He was a plasterer by trade and was a member of Lodge 647, Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers Association.

Survivors are his widow; three sons, Jerry, Ben and David; his parents, John Wesley Sams and Mrs. Stella Dickson, both of Kingsport; his grandparents, Mrs. Nannie Parvin of Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. R. E. Baucum, of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. Stuart K. Widener in charge. Burial will be at the City Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be members of Local 647. The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(Kingsport News, Friday, October 8, 1948)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Billy Ray Sanders

KINGSPORT — Bill R. Sanders, 74, of Kingsport, passed away Friday (Nov. 28, 2008) at his residence.
He was born in Scott County, Va. and moved to Kingsport in 1951. Bill was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 and Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies. Bill was retired member of IBEW Local #934, AFG Glass Plant where he was employed for over 36 years as an electrician.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rellia Starnes Sanders; father, George Jack Sanders; sister, Romelda Sanders; brother, Fred Lee Sanders.
Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Kallam Sanders, of the home; two daughters, Debbie Locke, and husband Mike, of Kingsport, Vickie Snodgrass and husband Duane, of Kingsport; one son, Jeff Sanders and wife, Lori, of South Haven, Miss.; three grandchildren, Hunter Locke, Scott M. Sanders, Sophie L. Sanders; one sister, Marcella Fairchild, of Kingsport; two brothers, Ralph Sanders and wife Fay, and Guy Sanders and wife Barbara, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Carter- Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, Tenn.
Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Hensley officiating. Music will be provided by Linda Patrick.
Entombment services will be Monday (Dec. 1, 2008) at Oak Hill Mausoleum with Rev. J. Spurgeon McCartt officiating. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.
In leiu of flowers memorials may be made to Vermont United Methodist Church, (Love Meals) or (Hand Bell Choir), 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Sanders family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane 

Charles Franklin "Chuck" Sanders

GATE CITY, Va. — Charles Franklin "Chuck" Sanders, 87, passed away Thursday (May 1, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Sanders was born in Scott County, Va. on May 11, 1920 and was the son of the late John and Callie Carter Sanders.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Sanders; daughter, Callie Charlotte Sanders; son, Kinley Sanders; sisters, Valice and Alice Sanders; brothers, Floyd, Ken, Jack, Bascom, Arlie, Howard and Tom Sanders.

Surviving are his daughters, Margaret Sanders, Weber City, Va., Jane Ramey, Gate City, Va., Mary Sanders, Bristol, Va. and Beckie Owens, Copper Creek, Va.; sons, Charles F. Sanders, Jr. and wife, Kathy, Church Hill, Clyde E. Sanders and wife, Tammy, Rye Cove, Va., Lee Roy Sanders, Hiltons, Va., and Joe Sanders and wife, Kathy, Hill Station, Va.; grandchildren, Adam Sanders and wife, Doan, Marie Mosley and fiance’, Jerry Williams and Christy Sanders; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; dear friend and confidant, Angelien Wilson; special friends, Sandy Hensley, J.E. Owens and Darrell Wells.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Denny Hass and Bro. Cecil Kern officiating.

Working Toward the Promise Singers and The Clinch River Boys will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sanders Cemetery in Starnes Bluff in the Ft. Blackmore community of Scott County, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and Gate City Post #265 assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. The family will be meeting at 10:45 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Jason Hill, A.C. Hill, Bill Darrnell, Paul McConnell, Matt Townsend and Darrell Wells will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to convey their thanks to the staff of Ridgecrest Manor for their love and care of Mr. Sanders.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles J. Sanders

KINGSPORT — Charles J. Sanders, 63, of Kingsport , passed away on Tuesday ( March 2, 2010 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport .

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, Tenn. ( Kingsport ). He was employed at Lane Lithograph for over 25 years in Columbus , Ohio , and then worked at Duracell for five years. Charles was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hughie Charles and Ina Cox Sanders.

Survivors include his wife of over 23 years, Venida K. Gibbs Sanders of the home; two sons, Joshua A. Wilson and wife, Kimberly, of Richland, N.C., and Michael A. Wilson and Stacy Bandy of Chillicothe, Ohio; six grandchildren, Joshua Jr., Jaiden, Jailah, Morgan, Tanner and Bailey; and his sister, Sharron Thornburg, of Randleman, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St. , Kingsport .

Eulogies will given by his family and friends.

Cremation was private.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Mrs. Darcus Sanders

Funeral services for Mrs. Darcus Melinda Sanders, 62, of Fort Blackmore,

Va., who died Wednesday night following an operation in a Charlottesville, Va,, hospital, will be held at the home in Fort Blackmore at 2 p. m. today.

Mr. Luther Lane, the Rev. Bill Barnett and the Rev. Will Vickers will officiate. Burial will be In the family cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; Aug. 23, 1947

Doris Louise (McMurray) Lundy Wright Sanders

WEBER CITY, Va. — Doris Louise Sanders "Mamaw Cin-Cin", 84, entered into rest July 1, 2008 at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Norton, Va. Feb. 14, 1924 to the late Ward Henry McMurray and Rosie Mary McMurray.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her previous husbands, Thomas Sanders, Charles Lundy and Allen Wright; nephew, Trevor Reed; sisters, Gloria Blackwell McMurray, Arlene McMurray Smith and Dolly Hensley McMurray; brother, Sonny McMurray.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Cynthia and Mark Sanderson, Weber City, Va., Shelia Shaffer, Clinton, S.C.; son, Donald Lundy, Weber City, Va.; sisters, Rosie Ervin, Peggy Ball, Juanita Garrett, Jane Smith and Stella Dout; brothers, Freddy, Ronnie and Jackie McMurray; grandchildren, Michelle Shaffer, Danielle Shaffer, Krystal Shaffer, Michael Shaffer, Isharah Lundy, Ishimae Lundy Barnett, Amanda Lundy, Matthew Lundy, Donny Lundy, Daniel Lundy, Jeffery Lundy, Christopher Lundy, Joy Lundy, Tonya Lundy, Caleb Lundy, Maddie Simcox, Noel Simcox, Leighton Simcox; great-grandchildren, Hayden Shaffer, Katelyn Barnett, Victoria Lundy, Ashley Lundy, Ben Lundy; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at 150 Banjo Drive, Hiltons, Va.

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

Music will be provided by Mark Sanderson.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Hayden Shaffer.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Sanders family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. E. Joshua "Josh" Sanders

WEBER CITY - The Rev. E.J. (Josh) Sanders , 85, Cleek St., Weber City, Va., departed this life late Saturday (April 8, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, was retired from Appalachian Power Company with 29 years service. He was the last survivor of 18 children. He was a member of Sallys Chapel Independent Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Hammond Sanders ; two infant sons; second wife, Mary Ruth McClellan Sanders .

Surviving are his wife, Grace Stover Sanders ; daughter, Patsy Sanders Carter Herron, Blountville; sons, George Hagan Sanders , Las Vegas, Nev. and R.J. Sanders , Weber City; grandchildren, Penie Carter Lester, Greeneville, Tenn., Pam Carter Phillips, Gray, Josh Sanders , Las Vegas, Nev.; six great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Duncan and the Rev. Charles Boone officiating. Music will be provided by Sallys Chapel Quartet.

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

Pallbearers will be Mike Click, Tommy Cassell, J.C. Fraley, Paul Hobbs, Carley Lester, and Paul Herron. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Clark and Lyle Taylor.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edith Mae (Hammond) Sanders

Edith Mae Hammond Sanders, 73, of 818 Oak St., Maple Oak Apts. No. 111, died at 2:16 a.m. yesterday [Dec 11, 1981] at Holston Valley Hos­pital & Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had been a resident of SulIivan County most of her life and a member of the Fellowship Free­will Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, David Michael Sanders, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hobbs, Kingsport; one grandson.

Friends may call from 7-9 to­night at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. to­morrow from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Winston Sweeney officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, December 11, 1981

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Edna Geneva (Lawson) Sanders

KINGSPORT - Edna Geneva Lawson Sanders, 88, of Outlook Pointe and formerly of Harris Avenue, went to be with the Lord Saturday (June 19, 2004) after an extended illness.

Edna was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 20, 1915 to the late Worley R. and Pearl Mae Willis Lawson. She moved to Kingsport at an early age where she lived the majority of her life.

She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and was active for many years in the WMU.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clarence Bascom Sanders; brother, George Elmer Lawson; son-in-law, Glenn E. Sproles; and infant great-granddaughter, Ashley Lynn Skelton.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Sproles, Anna Ruth and John Little, and Patsy and Sam Clonce, all of Kingsport; granddaughters, Pam Cox, Chavela Gragg, Robbin Metcalf, all of Kingsport, and Andrea Edmondson of Elizabethton; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Cox, and one great-grandson, Lee Edmondson.

She was beloved by her children and grandchildren and will be deeply missed. The family wishes to extend very special thanks to the entire staff of Outlook Pointe, Kingsport, and Advanta Hospice for their care and concern during her illness.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, and anytime at the home of Pam Cox, 2005 Canterbury Rd.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Rev. Don Nation and Chaplain Frederick Meredith officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Kingsport Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, TN 37660 or Adventa Hospice, 2612 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Suite 3, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ezra Arlie "E. A." Sanders

GATE CITY, Va. - Ezra Arlie (E. A.) Sanders, 90, of Moccasin Ave., went to be with the Lord Monday afternoon (March 14, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born April 7, 1914 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late John L. and Callie Carter Sanders. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Corp. with 38 years of service. He attended Speers Ferry Church as long as his health permitted. He was a life-time member of the Scott County Life Saving Crew, serving as chaplain for several years.

He was a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, and was dearly loved and respected by his family and all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years and mother of his children, Venus Flanary Sanders; second wife, Martha E. Sanders, a companion of 18 years; six brothers, Floyd, Bascom, Ken, Jack, Howard and Tom Sanders; and one sister, Valice Sanders.

Surviving are two daughters, Frankie and James Pearson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jo and Roy Ripley of Kingsport; three sons, Johnny Sr. and Faye Sanders, Donald "Pete" Sanders and Leland and Michelle Sanders, all of Gate City; eight grandchildren, Johnny Sanders Jr., David Sanders, Michael Pearson, Jeff Sanders, Vickie Pierson, Michelle Repass, Jon Pierson and Steven Sanders; seven great-grandchildren, Amy Campbell, Heather Begley, Jarrod Sanders, Barrett Sanders, Kasey Repass, Jonathan Sanders and Courtney Sanders; one sister, Alice Carter of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; one brother, Charles "Chuck" Sanders of Duffield, Va.; special friend and caregiver, Carol Spivey of Gate City; and several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.

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

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

Music will be provided by the "Ferrymen."

Committal services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. It is requested those wishing to attend the committal services meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons and special friend Fred Bailey will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Speers Ferry Church, c/o Ricky A. Duncan, treasurer, 1212 Sunnyvale St., Weber City, Va. 23290.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

George Jackson "Jack" Sanders

KINGSPORT - George Jackson "Jack" Sanders, 95, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Indian path Medical Center.

Mr. Sanders was born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 1, 1906, son of the late John L. and Callie I. Carter Sanders.

He was a member of Oak Drive Independent Church and a former member of Starnes Bluff Evangelical Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Rellia M. Starnes Sanders in 1987; daughter, Romelda Sanders, 1980; son, Fred L. Sanders, 1997; son-in-law, Johnny R. Fairchild, 1995; sisters, Maxie M. Sanders and Valice R. Sanders; five brothers, Floyd W. Sanders, Kinley H. Sanders, C. Bascom Sanders, Howard K. Sanders and Thomas H. Sanders.

Survivors include his daughter, Marcella M. Fairchild, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Faye Sanders, Billy R. and Barbara Sanders, Guy J. and Barbara Sanders, all of Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Ada M. Kimbler Sanders, Kingsport; granddaughters, Debra Locke, Vickie Snodgrass, Kathy Harris, Donna K. Horton, all of Kingsport; Lisa M. Fairchild-Eberhart, Maryland, and Sherri R. Sherman, Bristol, Va.; grandsons, Paul E. Sanders, Kingsport, B. Jeffrey Sanders, Mississippi; and one special grandson, Timothy M. "Tim" Sanders, Kingsport, who was his caregiver; one sister, Alice Sanders Carter, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brothers, E. Arlie Sanders, Gate City, Va., and Charles "Chuck" Sanders, Hiltons, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside.

Grandsons, great-grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

The men of Oak Drive Independent Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glen Edward Sanders

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Glen E. Sanders, 70, entered into rest with the Lord Saturday (May 31, 2003) at his residence.

Born on August 20, 1932 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late Kinley H. and Hannah Sanders. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He served his country as a Marine during the Korean War. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company and was an active member of the Republican Party of Scott County, the American Legion, the Virginia Coalfield Economical Development Authority, and was chairman of Scott County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Survivors include his wife, Helen J. Sanders of Gate City; sons, Edwin, Patrick and Perry Sanders of Gate City; daughters, Sherry Oaks and husband Mike of Church Hill, and Beth Blair and husband Gary of Bristol, Va.; stepson, Jeffery Falin and wife Audra of Nickelsville, Va.; stepdaughter, Tammy Fisher and husband Don of Kingsport; grandchildren, Michelle Roach Taylor, Becky Oaks, Kim Oaks and Carrie Oaks; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Myers, Aaron Myers, Matthew Myers and Tucker Falin; great-grandson, Austin Taylor; sister, Peggy Mann and husband Jimmy; niece, Nancy Bray and husband Jim; nephew, Kenneth Mann and wife Linda; great-nieces, Jessie and Jaime Bray.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and any time at the family home in Gate City.

Services will follow in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Luster officiating.

Music will be by the Working Toward the Promise Singers and granddaughter, Carrie Oaks.

Committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Davidson Family Cemetery, Starnes Bluff, Va. Family and friends are asked to be at the funeral home at 11 a.m. to process to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Submitted by Don Lane

Grace A. (Stover) Sanders

Grace A. Sanders, age 79, formerly of Elizabethtown and Palmyra, Penn., passed away Tuesday, Apri1 5, 2005 at Manor Care, Lancaster, Pa.

Born March 25, 1926 in Lebanon County, she was the daughter of the late Earl H. and Mary I. (Reigle) Stover.

She enjoyed embroidery, sewing and art.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Darius Fischer, Webb Sanders and E.J. Sanders.

Her survivors include her children Verna Fischer LaClere, Columbia, Mary.; Larry L. Fischer, Etters, and Janet Sanders VanOrder, Mountville; a sister, Eva L. Bupp, Annville; brothers, Donald Stover, Florida, and George Stover, Annville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Buse Funeral Home Chapel in Palmyra, Pa.

Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Myerstown, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 332 Gerard Ave., Elkins Park, Pa. 19027.

Buse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hannah M. (Lark) Sanders

GATE CITY, Va. _ Hannah M. Sanders, 86, West Jackson Street, departed this life late Thursday (May 18, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County and a member of Starnes Bluff Evangelical Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kinley H. Sanders; parents, R.C. and Mary Flanary Lark; and three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Mann, Weber City, Va.; a son, Glen E. Sanders, Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eritt Darnell and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be by Kim and Carry Oaks.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harvey R. Sanders

Harvey R. Sanders , 82, 1121 Fairview Ave., died Monday (Aug. 17, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in Kingsport most of his life. He worked as a carpenter and a mill wright before his retirement. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for 28 years where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He sang with the Stanley Valley Quartet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sarah Kerns Sanders ; 15 brothers and sisters; three great-grandchildren; a granddaughter-in-law; and a daughter-in-law.

Surviving are his wife, Iona Sanders , of the home; sons, Ray F. Sanders and Ronald G. Sanders , both of Kingsport; grandsons, Michael Sanders , Abileen, Texas, Alan Sanders , Todd Sanders and Joel Sanders , all of Kingsport; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Josh Sanders , Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten and the Rev. Cecil Strugill officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel (Hill) Sanders

KINGSPORT - Hazel Hill Sanders, 70, died Thursday ( July 27, 2000 ) at Hillside Manor.

Born in Scott County on July 13, 1930 , she was the daughter of the late James Fredrick and Sally Elizabeth Owens Hill. She was retired from the Dietary Department of Holston Valley Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie L. Hill; sisters, Estell Bishop, Easter Bishop, Mary Bishop, Mae McDavid and Velma Carter; and brothers, Loran Hill, Frank Hill and James Hill.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bobby Darnell, Kingsport ; granddaughter, Amy Darnell Nelson and husband, Alan Nelson, Kingsport ; sister, Margaret Horton, Kingsport ; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City and anytime at the residence of the daughter at 285 Clearwater Drive .

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

Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers.

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

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Kenneth Charles “Ken” Sanders

WEBER CITY . Va. — Kenneth (Ken) C. Sanders, 48, of Roanoke, Va., who was formerly of Weber City, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning (June 20, 2011), at his mother’s home surrounded by his family following a brief battle with cancer.

He was raised in Fort Blackmore , Va. , and was saved on June 12, 1974 , at Starnes Bend Baptist Church . Ken graduated from Twin Springs High School in 1980 and Clinch Valley College in 1984. He worked for Wachovia Bank in Roanoke for the past 16 1 /2 years. He enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, and especially to travel. He was preceded in death by his father, Kilby Sanders.

Ken Sanders is survived by his mother, Margie Pierson Sanders ( Weber City , Va. ); an aunt, several uncles, and cousins; his very special family, Aaron, Becky, Rosa, Emily, and Quintin Smith; along with many special friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the mother, Margie Sanders.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Pastor Travis Pierson officiating.

Music will be provided by the McGlothlins.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Jon Pierson, Shane Pierson, Jeffrey Pierson, Jed Dennison, Marvin Musgrave, Greg Lawson, William Pierson, and Aaron Smith serving as pallbearers.

The family would like to thank everyone for the many prayers, cards, flowers, visits, and other acts of kindness during his battle with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, memorialcontributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , Tenn. 38105-9959 .

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Sanders family

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lakie Myrtle (Williams) Sanders

WEBER CITY, Va. - Lakie Myrtle Williams Sanders departed this life early Wednesday (Sept. 17, 2003).

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie B. Sanders; parents, Andrew Williams and Callie Pendleton Williams; sister, Amber Bostic; brothers, Alvin Williams and Kyle Williams; special son-in-law, Marlin Jennings.

Surviving are her daughters, Glen (Lynn) Robinson, Moresville, N.C., Ann Jennings, Weber City, Va.; son, Donald Wayne (Mary) Sanders, Kingsport; grandchildren, Denise, Francis, Cendy Chatham, Kristie Fink and Kevin Sanders; great-grandchildren, Heather Chatham, Hanna Chatham, Jeffrey Chatham, Tanner Fink, Austin Francis and Brady Sanders.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Ray Lane and the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha E. (Starnes) Hammonds Smith Sanders

GATE CITY, Va. - Martha E. Sanders, 92, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning (Feb. 18, 2005) at Bristol Hospice House following an illness.

Born Sept. 20, 1912 in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Ida Spivey Starnes. Mrs. Sanders was a homemaker and attended Speers Ferry Church as long as her health permitted.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bradley Hammonds; second husband, James Smith; one sister and brother-in-law, Maggie Owens and Lonnie Owens.

Surviving are her husband, E.A. Sanders, of the home; stepdaughters, Frankie Pearson and husband Jimmy, Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Jo Ripley and husband Roy, Kingsport; stepsons, Johnny Sanders Sr. and wife Faye, Donald "Pete" Sanders and Leland and Michelle Sanders, all of Gate City, Va.; several step grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren; special friend and caregiver, Carol Spivey, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 400 Moccasin Ave., Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny R. Duncan and the Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating.

Singing will be provided by The Ferrymen Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Sanders Jr., Jarrod Sanders, Jon Pierson, Chris Repass, Guy Sanders and David Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Hammonds, Keith Hammonds and Don Osborne.

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

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Minnie Margaret (Hall) Sanders

HILTONS, Va. - Minnie M. Sanders, 77, went to be with the Lord Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Duffield, Va. after a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., in April 25, 1925. She was a devoted wife and mother.

She was of the Baptist faith and truly loved the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mary Hall; one son, Kenley James Sanders.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Charles F. "Chuck'' Sanders; children, Margaret Sanders, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Charles "Bub'' and daughter-in-law, Kathy Sanders, Blountville, Jane Ramey, Mabe, Va., Clyde and daughter-in-law, Tammy, Rye Cove, Va., Leroy Sanders, Hiltons, Va., Mary and son-in-law, Ronnie Peters, Mendota, Va., Joe and daughter-in-law, Kathy Sanders, Hill Station, Va., Becky and son-in-law, J.E. Owen, Hill Station, Va.; three grandchildren, Adam Sanders, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Christy Sanders, Church Hill and Marie Sanders, Gate City, Va.; and four great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Joe and Kathy Sanders, Hill Station, Va., or Charles "Bub" and Kathy Sanders, Blountville.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. William C. Hensley and Rev. Roy Leedy officiating.

Music will be Depending On Jesus Singers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sanders Family Cemetery, Starnes Bluff area.

Pallbearers will be friends, Almer Hill, A.C. Hill, Glen Carter, Ronnie Peters, June Dockery, James McConnell, J.E. Owens.

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

The family would like to thank Ridgecrest Manor Caregivers and staff for their wonderful care and support.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie M. (Lark) Sanders

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Nellie M. Sanders, 89, 108 Judi St., died at 4:08 a.m. Friday (Feb. 20, 1998) at Brian Center Rehabilitation in Weber City, Va. A native of Scott County, Va., Mrs. Sanders was a homemaker and a member of Starnes Bluff Evangelical Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Sanders, in 1991; a son, Cecil Sanders; and her parents, Robert and Mary Flanary Lark .

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Lucille) Gillenwater, Weber City, Va., and Mrs. Warren D. LaForce, Fort Blackmore, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Hanna Sanders, Gate City, Va.; and a brother, Robert Lark , Nickelsville, Va.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Kerns and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Music will be provided by Kathy Haynes.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rex Virgil Sanders

KINGSPORT - Rex Virgil Sanders, 59, entered into rest Monday (May 15, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Sanders was born in Sullivan County on Feb. 24, 1947, a son of Ruby Kimbler Sanders and the late Rex Cecil Sanders.

He was a maintenance mechanic with the Tennessee Eastman Company and was a sergeant in the U.S. Marines, serving during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Rufus and Eliza (Compton) Kimbler; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Nell Sanders; along with several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are his mother, Ruby Kimbler Sanders, Kingsport; sister, Wanda Shipley, Blountville; niece, Rebecca Shipley Rose, Blountville; nephew, Dereck Shipley, Asheville, N.C.; great-niece, Tori Rose and great-nephew, Trey Rose, both of Blountville; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Cole officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kimbler Family Cemetery in the Alley Valley community of Scott County, Va., by the American Legion Hammond Post #265 and Post #3 of Gate City, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Brothers-in-law and his uncle will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family of Rex Virgil Sanders.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Richard Douglas Sanders

COEBURN, Va. — Richard Douglas Sanders, 56, of Coeburn, Va., passed away Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2008) at the Bristol Regional Medical Center Bristol, Tenn.

He was a disabled coal miner, member of the UMWA and former employee of Clinchfield Coal Company; a Veteran of the Vietnam Era served in the U.S. Marines.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Sanders; and a brother, Ronald Sanders.

Surviving are his mother, Thelma Sanders, of Coeburn, Va.; his wife, Margaret Sanders; a son, Richard (R.J.) Sanders and his companion, Miranda Kiser of Coeburn, Va.; a daughter, Jessica Winebarger and her husband, Garnice (Buck) of Coeburn, Va.; four brothers, Ray Sanders and his wife, Katie, Greg Sanders, Jeff Sanders, all of Coeburn, Va. and Terry Sanders and his wife, Gaye of Nickelsville, Va.; three sisters, Brenda Noonchester and her husband Dillard, Paula Jones and her husband, Elmer, all of Coeburn, Va., and Linda Daniels and her husband, Ken of Hillsville, Va.; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home, 310 6th Street NW Coeburn, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Mitch Elliott and Rev. Leroy Mullins officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Local VFW Members at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Powers Cemetery Wise, Va. The family and friends will meet at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 310 6th Street NW Coeburn, Va., 24230 in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ronald Sanders

Ronald "Ron" Sanders, age 65 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County, served four years in the United States Air Force, and years later retired from Eastman. Mr. Sanders was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Harvey Sanders.

He is survived by wife Sharon Sanders of the home; one son, Todd Sanders and wife Paula of Kingsport, mother, Iona Sanders Million of Kingsport, granddaughter, Tasha Sanders; step-children, Jimmy Cole and wife Linda of Kingsport, Vanessa Houchens and husband Rodney of Kingsport; step-grandchildren, Dylan Cole, Cassandra Gill, Dustin Hubmann, and J.D. Hubmann; step-great-grandchildren, Chase Gill and Kendra Gill; one brother, Ray Sanders and wife Sally of Kingsport;, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kleineick of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; very special friend, Terry Casey, and his little buddies Jake and Prissy.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Chapel in Oak Hill Funeral Home with Dr. Millard Porter and Pastor Greg Depriest officiating.

Committal services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday in the Oak Hill Mausoleum with Dr. Cecil Sturgill officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Mike Sanders, Alan Sanders, and Joel Sanders.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Ronald "Ron" Sanders.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenda Sprung

Ronald L. Sanders

RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. — Ronald L. Sanders, 74, passed away at 1:12 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 12, 2011) at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, surrounded by his family and wife.

He was born Jan. 1, 1937 in Kingsport to parents, Henry P. and Lucille J. (Agee) Sanders.

He married Margaret Ann (McGeath) on April 5, 1958. He retired in 1996 after 32 years from Chrysler Corp. as a maintenance area manager and had been co-owner of Sanders Brother Electric Schooling. He graduated from Lynn View High School in Kingsport in 1954 and attended trade school and I.U.K. where he received an Associate Degree. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1955-1964, a member of Indians Heights Baptist Church, Howard Masonic Lodge F&AM #93, and U.A.W. #1166. He loved all kind of sports, especially I.U. Colts football, Tennessee womens' basketball, bowling, gardening, and was a Nascar fan.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret F. Sanders, Mildred Ruth Kilgore, Betty Hale.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann Sanders of Russiaville; his children, Beth (Steve) Kaiser of Kokomo, Rhonda (Randy) Eads of Russiaville, Linda (Jeff) Scimia of Russiaville, Tyler (Shellie) Sanders of Russiaville, Patrick (Kiersten) Sanders of Russiaville; four brothers, Tommy P. (Joyce) Sanders, Phillip H. (Charlotte) Sanders, Richard J. (Maudia) Sanders, Sammy D. (Janet) Sanders; two sisters, Frances M. (Charles) Gillenwater, Nancy (Jonah) Gillenwater; grandchildren, Lindsay Marshall, Brittany Bush, Sarah Kiser, Stacey Fincher, Wendy Jacobs, Tim Kiser, Evan Eads, Erin Eads, Clayton Eads, Carley Eads, Emma Eads, Sammy Scimia, Tyler Sanders, Tanner Sanders, Tait Sanders, Tessa Sanders, Wyatt Sanders, Patton Sanders; and 11 great-grandchildren; and his two dogs, Chico and Milo; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the at Shirley and Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, Lincoln Rd. Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Mike Sawyer officiating.

Cremation will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Hughes Sanders Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Thomas Hughes Sanders Sr., 85, formerly of Gate City, departed this life Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2002) at Greystone Health Care, Blountville.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and a disabled Army veteran of World War II.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosetta Moran; parents, John Sanders and Callie Carter Sanders; several brothers and one sister.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Myranell and Buster Addington, Gate City, Va., Queenie and Ronald Carter, Weber City, Va., Maxie Brickey, Gate City, Va., Wanda Anneva Hommell, Gate City, Va., Mildred Coit, Alexandria, Va.; son, Thomas Hughes Sanders Jr., East Lake, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Carter, Fort Blackmore, Va.; brothers, Arlie Sanders, Gate City, Va., Jack Sanders, Kingsport and Charles (Chuck) Sanders, Hiltons, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Howard officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Venus Ruth “Mimmie” (Pierson) Sanders

FT. BLACKMORE , Va. - Venus (Mimmie) Ruth Sanders, 89, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday ( Aug. 29, 2006 ) at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Ft. Blackmore , Va. on Feb. 2, 1917 to the late Clark and Viola Pierson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Sanders; her granddaughter, Sherry Sanders; brothers, Cecil and Clarence Pierson; sister, Ovie Kern; and son-in-law, Charles Lee.

Venus attended Pendleton's Freewill Baptist Church .

She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. Her inner strength and loving nature was admired by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by four sons, Troy and Verna Sanders, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mack and Mary Sanders, Gate City, Va., Russell and Bobbie Jo Sanders, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Fred Sanders, Kingsport; five daughters, Geraldine "Gerri" Lee, Kingsport, Betty and Tom Graham, Morgantown, W.Va., Mima and Otis Lawson, Gate City, Va., Ina Faye and Paul Owens, Kingsport and Reba and Gary Turbyfill, Kingsport; sisters, Sarah Belle Sanders, Gate City, Va., Jincy "Blue" Honeycutt, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; brothers, Pete Pierson, Boynton Beach, Fla., Clyde Pierson, Crossville, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Otis and Mima Lawson.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pendletons Freewill Baptist Church , Ft. Blackmore , Va. with the Rev. Kevin Sanders and Pastor Travis Boling officiating. Eulogy will be given by her grandson, Greg Lawson.

Music will be provided by Kevin Sanders, William Bowen and Otis Lawson.

Grandsons, Eddie Sanders, Sam Sanders, Ivan Sanders, Robert Sanders, Richard Sanders, Greg Lawson, Anthony Lawson, Wesley Owens and Tim Turbyfill will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and their spouses and the great-grandchildren.

Burial will follow the services at Sanders-Stewart Cemetery , Ft. Blackmore , Va.

The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to Wellmont Health and Hospice and also to Dr. Winegar and staff for the care and kindness shown toward our beloved mother.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Sanders family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harvey Wellington Sandidge Jr.

GATE CITY — Harvey Wellington Sandidge Jr., 86, entered into rest Friday (Sept. 19, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. to the late Harvey W. Sandidge, Sr. and Fannie Ben Hodges Sandidge.

He was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 46 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Harvey (Chuck) Sandidge; and brothers, Billy Joe Sandidge and Early Clinton Sandidge.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Helen Fraley Sandidge, Gate City; daughters, Jane Ann Sandidge, Gate City and Cathy Louise Sandidge, Gate City; granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Sandidge, Kingsport; sister, Patsy Sandidge Blackwell and brother-in-law, Richard Blackwell, Sr., Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Patti Sandidge Grills, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Ruth Fraley Buchanan, Benham, Ky.; brother-in-law, John Tase Fraley, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Gilbert Smith, Mike Brickey, Tony Grills, Gene Buchanan, Jason Buchanan, Stanley Rogers and Marc Ball.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rufus Miller, Harry Penley, Willie Draper, and Paul Blessing.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hubert Lee Sandidge

AUTO MISHAP KILLS KINGSPORT MAN

Car Crashed Into Bridge Police Say

Companion Reported With Minor Injuries In Accident Saturday

A Kingsport man was killed while his companion escaped with minor injuries as a result of an automobile accident Saturday [11/19/1949] at 9:20 a.m. at Rotherwood Bridge on the Knoxville Highway.

Hubert L. Sandidge, 25, 927 Elizabeth Street, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital, attendants said. Ray Roach, 360 Virgil Street, was released after treatment.

State Highway Patrolman Clarence Walker said Sandidge apparently lost control of his car and crashed into the bridge or a nearby embankment. The car, a late model, was totally wrecked, he said.

Investigation of the accident is continuing, another highway patrol officer said Saturday night, adding that more details would be available Sunday.

Hospital attendants said the direct cause of Sandidge's death has not been definitely determined. Dr. Henry S. Burem, who examined him at the hospital, said death apparently was caused by internal injuries as no serious external injuries were found.

Sandidge was born in Hawkins County and attended Church Hill High School, and for the past five years has lived in Kingsport. During the war, he served four years in the Army, three of them overseas with the 81st Infantry Division.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Perry Sandidge; a three year-old daughter, Shelia; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sandidge of Hawkins County: eight sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Chapman, Mrs. Ruth Davidson, Mrs. Pearl Ford, Miss Bessie Sandidge and Miss Georgia Sandidge, all of Church Hill, Mrs. Zula Callahan of Jonesboro, Mrs. Naomi Roach of Kingsport and Mrs. Mable McConnell of Washington; two brothers, Paul of Kingsport and Henry of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. W. R. Dillon officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery with military services conducted by Charles Dewitt Byrd Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Funeral services for Hubert Lee Sandidge, 25, who was killed in a car wreck at Rotherwood Saturday morning [11/19/1949], will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel.

The Rev. W. R. Dillon will officiate with the Rev. Charles Dale and the Rev. Shields Way assisting. Pallbearers will be George Gardner, Ed Gardner, Bill Lindsay, Roy Larkin, John A. Davidson, J. C. Perry, Bill Perry, and Jimmy Harr.

Burial will be in the Kingsport Cemetery with military services conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Sandidge served four years in the Army, three of them overseas with the Eighty-First Infantry Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart, five Combat Stars, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

The body was removed to the home, 927 Elizabeth Street, Monday morning.

(Kingsport News, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1949)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, Nov. 20, 1949

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Nellie G. (McConnell) Sandidge

Nellie G. McConnell Sandidge , 409 Church St., Surgoinsville, died early Monday morning (Dec. 14, 1998) at her residence.

She was born on Aug. 19, 1914, in Scott County, Va. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Surgoinsville. She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Ida Kendrick McConnell.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Sandidge.

Her life was lived with love, laughter and inspiration to all those that knew her. She will be missed deeply.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Charles Ellis, Surgoinsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gale and Mary Sandidge , 217 Love Road, Sevierville, Tenn. 37862; three grandchildren, Sherry Christian, Surgoinsville, Craig Brooks, Elizabethton, Gina Lane, Morristown; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, Lisa Glass, Doyna Hobbs, both of Nashville, and Monica Trentham, Sevierville; five stepgreatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 409 Church St.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hullett and the Rev. Dennis Price officiating.

Burial will be at Morning Star Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or to the charity of one's choice.

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Ruby Grace (Mayo) Sandidge

KINGSPORT — Ruby Grace Mayo Sandidge, 83, a lifelong resident of Kingsport, passed away Sunday ( March 2, 2008 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnie Lee Sandidge in 1983; parents, Robert Eugene and Delia Keirsey Mayo; sister, Dorothy Gene Mayo; and brother, Dallas Mayo.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Bobbie Alder, Kingsport; two sons, Darell Sandidge, Dennis Sandidge and friend, Donna, both of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Stacie Templeton, Jimmy Alder, Amy Sandidge and Jessica Wright; five great-grandchildren, Caitlin Templeton, Resse Wilson, Haley Cole, Shane Wright and Addison Alder; sister, Helen Mayo Little, Kingsport; brother, Willie Bill Mayo of California; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ron Davis officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park . Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 a.m.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Betty Willis, Nancy Osborne, Karen Fields, Church Hill Rescue Squad and Amedisis Home Health.

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

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Ruby Lucille "Lucy" (Kimbler) Sandidge

Ms. Ruby Lucille "Lucy" Sandidge, 82, of Melbourne, Florida passed away peacefully (holding the hand of her daughter Carolyn) at Carolyn's home on June 24, 2011 after a (9) year battle with Chronic Leukemia.

Ruby was born to Henry Lee Kimbler and Mary Sanders Kimbler on August 8, 1928.

Survivors include her four children:, daughters, Marsha Sims (Jeffrey) of Locust Grove, GA and Carolyn Sandidge (Eric Nelson) of Melbourne, FL; sons, William R. Sandidge of Melbourne, FL and Dennis Sandidge (Deborah) of Ovieda, FL; six grandchildren, Jason Wingard (Michelle), Stephen Sandidge, Jody Wingard (Jessica), Angela Todd, Matthew Sandidge, and Andrea Close (David); eight great-grandchildren, Nathan, Rebekah, Luke, Hannah, Caleb, Ryland, Owen and River. She is further survived by her brother, James Kimbler; sisters-in-law, Patsy Blackwell (Richard), and Helen Sandidge and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive Friends at 11:00 AM Wednesday June 29, 2011 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

A graveside service will immediately follow the visitation at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of The Last Supper with Reverend Kim Goddard officiating.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Ruby Lucille "Lucy" Sandidge.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Loretta Catherine (Davidson) Sarber

August 22, 1924 - May 2, 2012

Loretta Catherine Sarber, 87, of Kingsport, TN passed away on Wednesday, May 2 , 2012 at her home after a lengthy illness.

Born on August 22, 1924 in Rye Cove, VA, Mrs. Sarber was retired from the Kingsport City School System with over 20 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Davidson and Vinia Jones Davidson.

She is survived by the love of her life for 62 years, Steve Sarber, Jr.; special family, Emory and Stella Kern, Duffield, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her two loving canine friends, Rowdy and Molly.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 4, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 7 PM in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill and Rev. Denny Hass officiating.

Music will be provided by Working Toward The Promise.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11 AM in the Kern Cemetery, Rye Cove (Bishoptown), VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 AM to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Steve Sarber Jr.

March 14, 1928 - December 6, 2013

Kingsport TN    Steve Sarber Jr. age 85 of Kingsport, TN passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Sarber was born in Pennsylvania, March 14, 1928 He was employed by the Kingsport Board of Education for over 20 years as a custodian. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Catherine Sarber (May 2, 2012) parents, Steve Sarber Sr. and Mary Penley Sarber; four brothers Woodrow Sarber, Jack Sarber, Cecil Sarber and Jay Sarber; three sisters, Virginia Rutherford, Cory Carter and Nell Hall.

He is survived by Several Nieces and nephews, Special friends Emory and Stella Kern, also Kenny Davidson and his canine friends Mollie and Rowdy.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA, and anytime at the residence. Funeral service will follow at 7PM with Pastor Joe Hill officiating. Music will be provided by Working Toward the Promise.

Graveside service will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11 AM in the Kern Cemetery. Those wishing to attend will meet at Colonial Funeral Home no later than 10AM. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Wellmont Holston Valley ICU and Wellmont Hospice.

Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Babb, Darnell, Penley, Estep, Hood, Lane)

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Nancy (Howington) Saul

KINGSPORT — Nancy Howington Saul, 78, entered into rest Sunday ( Nov. 18, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born Sept. 20, 1929 to the late Jaberous Connley and Mary Cordelia Lane Howington. Mrs. Saul loved gardening, fishing and crocheting.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Fredrick Saul, Kingsport; three daughters, Rhonda Tymon, Cathy Cooke and Nancy Gregg, all of Kingsport; two sons, Glen Saul, Kingsport and Joseph Saul, Nashville, Tenn.; brother, A.D. Howington, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one special nephew, J.T. Crockett; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Vernon McDavid officiating.

Music will be provided by the Red Hill Singers.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Saul family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Gwendolyn Diane "Gwen" (Arnold) Sawyer

(Her mother b. Scott Co)

KINGSPORT — Gwendolyn Diane "Gwen" Sawyer, age 51, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully on Thursday (Jan. 1, 2009) surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Gwen had worked as a server at various restaurants, as a cashier at several convenience markets, and as a caregiver. She loved people and always had a quick smile for everyone she met.

She is preceded in death by her dad, Everett Arnold in 1987.

Gwen is survived by mother, Nancy Arnold of Kingsport; her daughter, Valerie Anthony; her son, Jonathan Sawyer of Nashville; two grandsons, Andrew Mellons and Austin Taylor both of Kingsport; a sister, Carolyn "Sissy" Baker; two brothers, Gerald Arnold and Daryell Arnold, both of Kingsport; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) from 6 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home with a Celebration of life service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Edwards leading the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, Tenn., 38101.

Special thanks to the host of caregivers that Gwen had at Wellmont, at Advanta Home Health, at Amedisys Hospice and her friends and family.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Gwendolyn Sawyer.

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Dollie Jewell (Hill) Scalf

KINGSPORT — Jewell Scalf, 77, Kingsport, went to be with Jesus at 8 p.m. Sunday (July 24, 2011) at her home.

Jewell was born in Hancock County and had resided in the Kingsport area for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith. Jewell had lived a life of loving service to her family and others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Elizabeth Hill; husband, Ezra Scalf; and brother, Clarence Hill.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Adkins and husband, Jim, Jonesborough; sons, Bennie Scalf and wife, Robbin, Gray, Daniel Scalf and wife, Kim, Kingsport and Tim Scalf, Kingsport; five grandchildren, one step-grandson, eight great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter, and one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Anna Fleeda Smith, Rogersville, Sarah Morelock, Greeneville, Marie Hammonds, Kingsport, Blanche Light, Rogersville and Rexie Purkey, Bean Station; brothers, Billy Hill, Rogersville, J.L. Hill and Ronald Hill, both of Rogersville and Paul Hill, Baileyton.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Smith and honorary the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

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

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the family.

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Ezra Scalf

KINGSPORT — Ezra Scalf, 78, Kingsport, was called to join God’s heavenly choir on Friday, (Oct. 5, 2007).

During his lengthy illness his faith in God never wavered, nor did he ever fail to witness to all with whom he cam in contact. Ezra enjoyed singing God’s praises in church from the time he was a very small boy.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charlie Scalf; his mother, Sallie Light Scalf; a brother, Ellis Scalf; and two sisters, Mary Lou Scalf Kilgore and Phyllis Scalf Campbell.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Jewel Hill Scalf; a daughter, Ann Adkins and husband, Jim; three sons, Bennie Scalf and wife, Robbin, Daniel Scalf and wife, Kim and Tim Scalf and wife, Marlene; five grandchildren, Melissa Vaughn, Jason Arwood, Joshua Arwood, E.J. Scalf and Aaron Scalf; two step-grandchildren, Jason Adkins and Chris Barnette; and six great-grandchildren, Brittney, Hannah, Maggie, Emma, Millie and Mason. He is also survived by two sisters, Margie Scalf Carter and Dorothy Scalf Calton; two brothers, Talmadge Scalf and wife, Jean and Floyd Scalf and wife, Linda; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Kyker and Pastor Keith Smith officiating. Honorary minister will be Rev. Orville Dolen.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

The family extends a special thank you to all of those who have been a support during Ezra’s lengthy illness. Your prayers, your presence, cards, and calls have been a blessing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chimney Top Cemetery Fund, c/o Steve Bailey, 735 Oak Glen Circle, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656, or Reservoir Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 1817 Seaver Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Ezra Scalf.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Conrad Wayne Scott

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — Conrad W. Scott, 78, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., died Saturday (June 13, 2009).

Mr. Scott was a faithful member of West Hills Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tenn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the 31st Fighter Escort Wing. His career spanned 59 years in aviation maintenance as a mechanic, teacher, inspector, examiner and most recently, as a Designated Airworthiness Representative for the FAA. In 2001, he was the recipient of the prestigious Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Mr. Scott was a 33rd Degree Mason.

He was the son of the late John W. And Eva Amburgey Scott.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patsy Depew Scott; daughters, Diane Scott (Benny) Edmondson, Pamela Scott (Jim) Tyson and Karen Scott Ferraro; grandchildren, Heather Ziegler, Nicole Edmondson, Ashley Edmondson, Robert Battle and Joseph Battle; step-grandchildren, Bethany Tyson Sharp and Matthew Tyson; great-grandchild, Hayden Cook.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Rd. and Weston Dr., Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (615) 773-2663.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at Bond Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jonas Taylor and Aubrey Hayes officiating.

Graveside services with military honors will be conducted 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville, Tenn.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Building Fund of West Hills Baptist Church, 1240 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, Tenn. Obit line (615)641-2663.

Kingsport Times-News
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Joseph Hagan Scott

DUNGANNON, Va. - Mr. Joseph Hagan Scott , 60, Dungannon, Va., entered into rest Friday (March 26, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Scott was born in Scott County, Va., on April 24, 1943, a son of Margaret Elizabeth Hagan Scott and the late Roby Camot Scott .

In addition to his mother, Margaret "Betsy" Scott , Dungannon, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelley and Sam McClanahan, Abingdon, Va., and Lyndsey and Zondie Mullins, Trenton, Ga.; grandchildren, Rachel and Trey McClanahan and Claire Mullins; brother and sister-in-law, James and Elaine Scott , Dungannon; beloved nephew, Christopher Bernard Scott , Dungannon.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Father Roland Hautz officiating.

Per Mr. Scott 's request, his body was cremated and a private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Kingsport Times-News
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Lloyd Arthur Scott

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Lloyd Arthur Scott, 89, of Route 1, passed away at his residence Thursday ( July 1, 2004 ).

He was born in Wise County , Va. , on March 16, 1915 and was the son of the late Jacob and Della Marshall Scott. He was owner and operator of Scott Jewelers in Gate City , Va. , from 1947 until his retirement at age 75. He was a board member of the Nickelsville Medical Center , Lion's Club member, electoral school board member, and the last surviving member of the bluegrass band, Charlie Scott and the Harmonizers.

Mr. Scott was of the Baptist faith and a member of Gillenwater Chapel Church in Nickelsville, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Nannie Dingus, Nellie Gibson, Blanche Creech, Bonnie Kempfer; brothers, Onie Scott, Carl Scott, Bronson Scott, Charles Scott, Eugene "Teenie" Scott; several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 60 years, Lucille Stinnett Scott, of the home; daughters and sons- in-law, Dale and Kent Smith, Yuma, Va., Brenda and Paul Stapleton, Richmond, Va., Lynn and Otis Bowen, Duffield, Va., Kay and Gary Cleek, Gate City, Va., and Kim and Dale Owens, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Corinna and Dan Kimmel, Laura and Chuck Cassidy, Allen and Christa Bowen, David and Kelly Bowen, Holly and Matt Sexton, Christopher and Christi Stapleton, Jeffrey and Sheila Stapleton, Jason Cleek, Kelly and Doug Shepard, Leslie Owens, Matthew Owens; six great-granddaughters, four great-grandsons, one step- great-grandson; sister, Jewel Barker, Lynchburg, Va.; sister-in-law, Hazel Scott, Nickelsville, Va.; many nieces and nephews; special lifelong friend and business associate, E. Virgil Sampson, Jr.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and granddaughters as honorary pallbearers.

In memory of Lloyd A. Scott, the family requests that donations may be made to Gillenwater Chapel Church , P.O. Box 162 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Margaret Elizabeth "Betsy" (Hagan) Scott

DUNGANNON, Va. - Margaret Elizabeth "Betsy" Scott, 90, entered into rest Saturday (July 23, 2005) at her residence.

She was a retired teacher from Scott County School System after several years.

She was born in Scott County, Va., Dec. 30, 1914, to the late James Benard Hagan and Lillie Agnes Richmond Hagan.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robey Camot Scott; one son, Joseph Hagan Scott; and two brothers, John Logan Hagan and Richmond Hagan.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Elaine Scott, Dungannon; grandchildren, Christopher Benard Scott, Dungannon, Kelley and Sam McClanahan, Abingdon, Va., Lyndsey and Zondie Mullins, Trenton, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Trey McClanahan, Abingdon, Va., and Clarie Mullins, Trenton, Ga.

Following Mrs. Scott's wishes, her body will be cremated.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Father Roland Hautz officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
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Martha Jane (Smith) Scott

Mrs. Martha Jane Scott, 82, 3706 Memorial Blvd., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 8:20 p.m. Monday [5/11/1964].

A native of Wise, Va., she had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 18 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, E. H., Eugene, Ore.; Emory D., Clinchport, Va.; J. W. and James P. Jr., Kingsport; seven daughters, Mrs. W. D. Beverly and Mrs. E. Y. Powers, Wise, Va.; Mrs. A. D. Dale, Free Union, Va.; Mrs. H. W. Berry, Petersburg, Va.; Mrs. Clay Murray, Mrs. Eugene Ernst, and Mrs. George R. Greear, all of Kingsport; one half-sister, Mrs. Eura Osborne. Wise. Va.; 43 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel by Rev. Ronald Hicks. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon and evening.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, May 12, 1964)

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Jerry Lee Seaver

GATE CITY, Va. - Jerry Lee Seaver, 67, Red Hill Road, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening (Dec. 28, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Seaver was a veteran of the Korean War, a retiree of the Meade Corp. and a member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Elizabeth Herron Seaver; and brothers, Robert (Bobby) Seaver and William Harold Seaver.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly M. Seaver, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Lee and Janie Seaver, Gate City, Va., Bobby Dale and Angela Seaver, Bloomingdale; a daughter, Beverly Teal Wininger, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Brandon, Justin and Erin Seaver, Eric and Jared Wininger; sisters, Mrs. Pat (Dorothy) Gilliam, Manville, Va., and Mrs. Betty Pendleton, Lynn Garden; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dale Wyrick and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Jim Baker and Cathy Williams.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery, with military graveside rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of VFW.

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

Pallbearers will be Harold Dingus, Carl Cornett, Jerry Broadwater, Olinthus Quillen, Elliott Smith, Don Davenport, Bryan Hilbert, and Charles (Jiggs) Willis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Gilliam and the Sawmill Gang.

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Grace V. (Seaver) Maness

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Grace Seaver Maness, Solen Street, Gate City, died at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home, Kingsport late Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 5, 1987).

A native of Church Hill, she spent most of her life in Scott County and Richmond, Va.

Mrs. Maness was a Methodist and a retired manager from Miller's Dress Shop in Richmond.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Maness, A.P. and Lillie Hutchins Seaver; a sister, Garnett Elliott, on May 24, 1981; and three brothers, Jamie L. Seaver, on Jon. 26, 1981, Robert E. Seaver, in 1969 and Carter William Seaver, in 1960.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Belt (Carrie) Quillen, Mrs. Rhea E. Rose and Mrs. Lawrence (Mildred) Ferbrache, all of Gate City, Va; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jim J. Haless and Dr. Bob D. Lynch officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Robert Eldridge Seaver

GATE CITY - Robert Eldridge Seaver, 67, of Gate City, died in Holslon Valley Community Hospital at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday following a lengthy illness. He was born in Hawkins County and had spent the greater part or his life in Gate City.

He was a merchant at the Q.S.Q. Market in Gate City, and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gate City.

Survivors Include his widow, Elizabeth Herron Seaver; two daughters, Mrs. O. F. Pendleton of Kingsport, and

Mrs. L. P. Gilliam of Gate City; two sons, Harold Seaver of Church Hill and Jerry Seaver of Gate City; five sisters, Mrs. Ray Rose, Mrs. P. M. Elliott, Mrs. Grace Maness, Mrs. Bell Quillen, and Mrs. L. B. Ferbrache, all from Gate City; a brother, Jamie L. Seaver of Gate City; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Robert Eldridge Seaver, 67, of Gate City, Virgina who died last night at Holslon Valley

Community Hospital will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Ihe Gene' Falln Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tom P. Carrier assisted by the Rev. R. D. Stallard. Burial will follow at the Holston View Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight. Gate City Funeral home is in charge of arrangement.

(KINGSPORT TIMES - Thursday, Nov. 13, 1969)

Kingsport Times
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Diana (Bowers) Stapleton Sebesta

KINGSPORT — Diana Bowers Stapleton Sebesta, 48, of Kingsport, passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2008) at her residence after an extended illness.

Diana was born March 28, 1960, in Norton, Va., and was the daughter of Burnace Bowers, Sr. and Mary (Bowen) Bowers. She was a resident of Kingsport and a member of Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Amanda Stapleton Snow, of Dobson, N.C., and Nicole Stapleton of Johnson City; one son, Joshua Sebesta; mother, Mary Bowers, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Alexis and Chase Snow, of Dobson, N.C.; four sisters, Kay Williams of Gate City, Va., Correna Bowers of Johnson City, Lisa Harber of Rose Hill, Va., and Karla Hingle of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Ray Bowers of Clinton, S.C. and Samuel Bowers of Gate City, Va.; special friends, John Sebesta and Nathaniel Matthews.

The family extends a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at ETSU Cancer Center and to Medical Center Hospice. The daughters want to extend a special thank you to Mary Bowers, Kay Williams, Correna Bowers, Lisa Harber and Karla Hingle.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will follow with Pastor Larry Tolley officiating with special music being provided by Catrons Chapel of Gate City.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the graveside at 12:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or www.cancer.org.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jennifer Denise ( Duncan ) Seidler

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — Jennifer Duncan Seidler, born July 20, 1981, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., formerly of Scott County, Va., went to be an angel on July 19, 2009.

She was a 1999 graduate of Rye Cove High School . She was an AIM Scholar, 5-year letterman in volleyball, softball and track. She served 2 years in the U.S. Army. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew Seidler of Arizona; her mother, Lisa Wells Osborne and Todd Hill of Kingsport; her father and step-mother, Larry and Theresa Duncan of Duffield, Va.; mother and father-in-law, Adam and Julie Hirte; brother-in-law, Shawn Hirte; her special grandmother, Barbara Wells Powers; grandparents, Gene and Reba Duncan. She is further survived by many aunts and uncles, Dianna Wells Shire and family, Beth Johnson, Debbie Gilliam and family, Peggy Sloan and family, Junior Wells and family, Delmar Duncan, Jr. and family, Bobby Duncan and family, Scott Duncan and family; one very special stepbrother, Matt Cape and family; a very special cousin, Dorothy Gilliam; and special friend, Taylor Hill. Jennifer also has a host of special cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Procession will leave the funeral home at 11 a.m. and visitation will continue at Fairview Apostolic Church from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church.

Burial will follow in the Wells Cemetery in Fairview , Va. with Brother Jonathan Lovelace and Pastor Rick Wells officiating.

Pallbearers will be her father, Larry Duncan, Delmar Duncan, Jr., Bobby Duncan, Scott Duncan, J. J. Shire, Todd Hill, Zommy Wells, Ray Bledsoe and Junior Wells.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Hurd Tomlinson, Tabitha Qualls Berry , Jessica Sloan Carter and Heather Terry Nichols.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Jennifer Duncan Seidler.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Thelma (Moody) Wagner Sells

GRAY - Thelma Wagner Sells, 82, 200 Victory Lane, Gray, died Thursday (April 21, 1994) at ­the residence of her son after a brief illness.

Born on the Preston Farm (Exchange Place) in Kingsport, she had resided in Kingsport and in Virginia and for the past 20 years in Gray. She attended Buf­falo Ridge Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edwin R. Wagner and Jesse E. Sells; one son, Bob­by Wagner; and her parents, Neal and Annie Dillow Moody.

Surviving are two daughters, Shelby Jean Hickey, Richland, MO., and Margaret Ann Phillips, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sons, James E. Wagner, Matterson, Ill, S. Harold Wagner and Richard Wag­ner, both of Gray; several grand­children and great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Lasley offi­ciating.

Burial will be in the Emory United Methodist Church Ceme­tery in Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Mary Maxine (Lane) Sensabaugh

April 19, 1914 - November 22, 2013

Church Hill – Maxine L. Sensabaugh, 99, of Church Hill, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, November 22, 2013 at her residence after a long illness.

She was born in Gate City, Virginia, she was a former resident of Kingsport and had lived in Church Hill most of her life. Mrs. Sensabaugh retired from Eastman and attended Ross Campground United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Sensabaugh; parents, William B. and Pearl Sampson Lane; daughter in law, Karen Davenport Sensabaugh and a brother, Stanley Lane.

Surviving are her son, Roger Sensabaugh of Church Hill; grandson, Clint Sensabaugh and wife Kristy of Mount Carmel and two great granddaughters, Kiera Sensabaugh and Jasmine Sensabaugh; sister, Virginia Larkins of Topeka, Kansas; sister in law, Mildred Lane of Longview, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm Monday, November 23, 2013 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home 1115 Highway 11W, Church Hill.

A Funeral Service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Andy Sensabaugh, Rev. Calvin Tabor and Rev. Mike Ladd officiating.

A graveside will be conducted at 1 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2013 at Ross Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 pm.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Caris Healthcare for their kindness and compassion in caring for mom.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home Church Hill is serving the Maxine Sensabaugh family.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home obituaries at cartertrent.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ruth (Bloomer) Powers Lane Sensabaugh

Church Hill, TN - Mary Sensabaugh, 82, Church Hill, TN passed away, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Scott County, VA on August 22, 1930 to the late Holly and Lillian Bloomer.

She attended Freedom Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Carmel, TN. She was a Patient Care Tech with Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for 37 years.

In addition to her parents, her son, Billy Joe Powers; grandparents, Molly and Dale Bloomer; sister, Margaret Baker; brother, Charles Fred Bloomer; and her favorite uncle, Oak McDavid preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 9 years, Robert Sensabaugh, Church Hill, TN; step-children, Andy Sensabaugh and wife, Helen, Bob Sensabaugh and wife, Vicia, Farrise Sensabaugh, Kathy Sensabaugh, Mike Sensabaugh and wife, Debbie, and Kenneth Sensabaugh; grandchildren, Billy Powers and Regina Powers; great grandchildren, Cody Powers and Calista Powers; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; sister, Bobbie Stone, OH; brother, Jack "Bill" Bloomer, Kingsport, TN; step sister, Eola Rhoton, Kingsport, TN; step brothers, Frank Barnette, OH and Kenneth Barnette, Weber City, VA; along with several nieces and nephews; and her special caregiver, Debra and Hospice caregiver, Kathy.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Andy Sensabaugh and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Freedom Baptist Church Singers will provide the music.

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

[Some Scott Co ancestral families – Bloomer, McDavid, Lane, Tipton, Rhoton, Horton, Hensley, Taylor, Pendleton]

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gladys Clara (Wolfe) Sergent

DUNGANNON, Va. - Gladys W. Sergent, 94, died Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2002) at Grace Health Care in Abingdon, Va.

She was born in Dungannon, Va., the daughter of the late Bart and Laura Stallard Wolfe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Sergent; one daughter, Clarice Sergent; and one son, Jimmy Sergent.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are her two daughters, Helen Davidson of Dungannon, Va., and Eloise Mortimer and husband Bob of Tequest, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve McNew officiating.

Burial will follow in Fraley-Sergent-Peters Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jesse Ray Sergent

Jesse Ray Sergent, 56, Dungannon, VA went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at MCV/VCU Transplant Hospital, Richmond, VA.

Jesse was born in Sandusky, Ohio on December 30, 1956 to the late Estelle Sluss Richmond and Howard Sergent, and was a lifelong resident of Dungannon, VA. He made his home with his grandparents, Ballard and Lois Sluss in Dungannon. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors and his dog, Bengy.

He was a 1977 graduate of Twin Springs High School and was employed by Mini Fibers, Johnson City, TN for 31 years. He loved his job and the people who worked there who were like family to him.

He was a Christian and a faithful member of Valley View Church where he sang in the choir. He loved his family, they were his life.

In addition to his parents, his uncle, Ben Sluss and aunt Margaret Lou Meade preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Carolyn (Sue) Darnell Sergent, Dungannon, VA; son, Jesse James and wife, Victoria Sergent , West Carters Valley, TN; twin brother, Jimmy (Sarge) Sergent, Dungannon, VA; brothers, John Sergent, Sandusky, OH, Jerry Richmond and wife, Elsie, Sandusky, OH; sisters, Jackie Eckhardt and husband, John, Sandusky, OH; nephews, Johnny Ray and Jarrett Eckhardt, Sandusky, OH, Justin Richmond, Sandusky, OH; uncles, Charles Sluss, Nickelsville, VA, Mack Sluss and wife, Mary, Nickelsville, VA; Hershel Sluss, Castlewood, VA, and Donnie Sluss and wife, Lizzy, Dungannon, VA; aunts, Brenda Jesse and friend, Jerry Strong, Dungannon, VA, Frieda Sluss, Dungannon, VA, Jenny Campbell, Nickelsville, VA; sisters-in-law, Kathy Corder and husband, Kyle "Toot" Corder, Dungannon, VA (who was his best friend), Zella Taylor and husband, Charles, Bristol, VA, Velma Starnes and husband, Rev. Fred Starnes, Rye Cove, VA; brothers-in-law, Howard Darnell and wife, Lorraine, Dungannon, VA, Delmar Darnell and wife, Wanda, Dungannon, VA; very special niece, Angela Corder, who was like a daughter; very close special friend, Velena Wheatley; a host of cousins, many nephews and nieces, and lots of friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Kyle (Toot) and Kathy Corder. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor L.W. "Red" Salling, Rev. Johnny Clark, and Dr. Todd Cassel officiating. Blood Bought Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Ben Sluss Memorial Cemetery on Twin Springs Road, Dungannon, VA. Edward Sluss, Jason Sluss, Greg Robinson, Jerry Strong, Jerry Darnell, and Mack Quillen will serve as pallbearers. Employees of Mini Fibers, Inc., George Hensley, J.M. Dorton, Grover Dooley, Charles Floyd Osborne, and Mike Corder will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses at MCV, Richmond, VA, UVA, Charlottesville, VA, and the Regional Cancer Center, Kingsport, TN.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jesse Ray Sergent.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

T. C. Sergent

Gate City – Funeral services for T. C. Sergent, retired rural carrier who died Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the home.

Active pallbearers will be associates in the postal service, including J. M. Minnich, W. E. Barker, Rhea Fugate, J. R. Cowden, Bolt H. Quillen, B. B. Cox, Charles McDavid, J. H. Nickles, Frank Parker, H. H. Necessary, H. B. Boatright and Mosby Carter

Kingsport Time-News; Feb. 11, 1947

Gladys (Compton) Sexton

KINGSPORT - Gladys Compton Sexton, 96, passed away Monday evening (April 23, 2007) at Greystone Health Care Center.

Born in Russell County, Va., she lived most of her adult life in the Gunnings community near Blountville. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening – both flowers and vegetables. She also loved preparing delicious meals for her family and friends.

She was a charter member of Gunnings Bible (now Baptist) Church where she taught Junior High Sunday School and Bible School for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman K. Sexton; her son, Curtis W. Sexton; her father and step-mother, Garland and Zola Compton; her mother and step-father, Pearl and Will Sexton; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Helen Maines, Kingsport and Geraldine Riner, Blountville; a daughter-in-law, Bernice Sexton, Blountville; grandchildren, Jim Deck, Patsy and Ron Carroll, Gary and Connie Sexton, Rick and Barbara Sexton, Tammy and Roger Campbell; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Campbell, Sommer Campbell, Brandon Carroll and Ashley; a great-great-grandchild, Landon Carroll; half-sisters, Edna Manis, Nell Castle, Bell Morelock and Daisy Green; half-brothers, Farris Compton and Gene Compton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor J. W. Depew and Pastor Bob Ferguson officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Campbell, Brandon Carroll, Ron Carroll, Roger Campbell, and nephews – Danny Owens, Tim Pullon, Larry Manis, and Venus Gray.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fain and Maxine Bell, Fred and Becky Walters and Phil and Lena Hensley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

The family wishes to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Greystone Health Care Center for the love and care provided to Gladys.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Gladys Sexton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Harold Junior Sexton

SPARTANBURG, SC  -  Harold Junior Sexton, 57, 251 Short Wood St., Spartanburg, died Friday ( Jan. 19, 1990 ) at his home.

    A native of Scott County , Va. , he was a member of the Salvation Army, where he was president of the Men's Club.  He was a retired wood crafter.

    He was the son of the late Luther and Lula Casteel Sexton.

    Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Duncan Sexton; five sons, Nelson Sexton, Chesnee, S.C., Bobby Sexton, St. Petersburg, Fla., David Sexton, Gate City, Harold William Sexton, Spartanburg, Scottie Sexton, of the home; four daughters, Wanda Tipton, Gate City, Joann Richardson, Inman, S.C., Sandra Sexton, Chesnee, Fredia Lawson, Roebuck, S.C.; 15 grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil Sexton, Kingsport, Worley Sexton, Gate City; three sisters, Lois Seivers and Louise Crowe, both of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Patsy Cassell of Gate City; two half-sisters, Sandra K. Sexton and Lois Lynn Dockery, both of Gate City.

    The family will receive friends at the home.

    Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army Chapel, Spartanburg , with Lt. Richard Barnes, Maj. Milton Keith and Maj. Doris Jones officiating.

    Burial will be in Cedar Springs Cemetery .

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Hospice, c/o Spartanburt Regional Medical Center , 101 E. Wood St. , Spartanburg , S.C. 29302 .

    J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Saturday, January 20, 1990)

(Harold Sexton's 1st wife was Pauline Hattie Quillen)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Linda (Stapleton) Sexton

GATE CITY , Va. — Linda Sexton, 65, entered into rest Monday ( Oct. 8, 2007 ) at her residence.

She was born July 23, 1942 to the late Harry B. Stapleton and Clara Maude Falin Stapleton.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her half-sister, Pollie Falin.

Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Tammy Sexton, Kelly and Patty Sexton, Tim Sexton and Missy Livesay, Wade Sexton and girlfriend, Tammy Mullins, Ray and Dorothy Sexton, all of Gate City, Va.; sister, Loretta Starnes, Gate City, Va.; brother, Harry B. Stapleton, Gate City, Va.; special friends, Tammy Mullins and Myrtle Jean Sexton; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Sexton and the Rev. Eugene Sexton officiating.

Music will be provided by Kenneth Davis, Worley Jean Sexton and Hazel Ervin.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Bays , Billy Falin, Gary Falin and Timmy Garrett.

The family would like to thank Tammy Mullins and Hospice for there care and support.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Sexton family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lula (Casteel) Sexton

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Lula Casteel Sexton, 34, who died Monday at 11:30 a.m. at her home in the Moccasin Gap community.

    Services will be held at the Walnut Street Church , Gate City , with the Rev. Charles Hawkins officiating.  Interment will be at Moore Memorial Cemetery .

    She was a native of Coeburn , Va. , and a member of the Methodist Church .

    Mrs. Sexton is survived by her husband, Luther Sexton; by four sons, Bruce, Harold J., Cecil Ray and Worley Leon Sexton; by three daughters, Louisa, Lois Jean and Patsy Sexton; by her mother, Mrs. Mattie Peoples Casteel; by three brothers, Napoleon, Casey and Eldna Casteel; and by three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Jones, Mrs Ida Baldwin and Mrs Elsie Nash.

(From 'Kingsport Times' of Wednesday, December 2, 1942)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Ann (Lark) Sexton

WEBER CITY, Va. — Mary Ann Sexton, 62, Weber City, Va., passed away on Thursday (Feb. 5, 2008) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on April 4, 1946 and was a daughter of the late Jessee Lee Lark and Delia Kate Baldwin.

She is survived by her daughters, Katie Reed and husband, Kevin, Bloomingdale and Leona "Squeakie" Sexton, Weber City, Va.; her son, Boelvis Sexton, Blountville; eight grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Owens and Jackie McLaughlin, both of Gate City, Va., Tootsie Bates, Rogersville; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her sister, Jackie Berry.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. George Willis, the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

The Owens Family will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Bates Cemetery, Copper Creek in Scott County, Va.

Jordan Eidson, Brandon Berry, Jacobi Eidson, J.D. Berry, Junior Berry, Tommy Grizzle, Gary Berry, Robert Berry and Jessie Berry will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home will accept donations at the request of the family of Mary Sexton to help defray the funeral cost.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mary Ann Sexton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Jewell (Lane) Seymour

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Jewell Seymour, 73, Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Nov. 6, 2005), surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Seymour was born in Nickelsville, Va., on Oct. 15, 1932, a daughter of the late Emmitt L. Lane and Nannie Isaac Smith Lane.

She was a member of Imboden Methodist Church and Vermont United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Seymour worked as a homemaker for her devoted family.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Hubert and Carlos Lane; her sisters, Buena Hasty and Nelline Hilton; and a daughter, Cheryl Seymour.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Everett Seymour of the home; a daughter, Kim Mowell of the home; a son, Randy Seymour of Rogersville; three grandchildren, Ashley Seymour of the home, Shawn Seymour of Kingsport, and Holly Grubbs and husband John of Kingsport; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Seymour, Whitney Hammonds, and Megan Grubbs, all of Kingsport; a sister, Irene Emerine and husband Vince of Townville, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Jewell Seymour.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence of Everett Seymour.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Stephen Burkhart officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions to Vermont United Methodist Church, Imboden Methodist Church, or a charity of your choosing.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Seymour family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Jessie (Lane) Seymore

GRAY - Mrs. Jessie Lane Seymore, 81, 300 Shannonview Road, Gray, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday (Aug. 2, 2006) at her residence.

She was a native of Wise, Va., and had lived in the Gray area since 1970. Mrs. Seymore was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Fannie Forbes Lane. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fall Branch Full Gospel Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Adkins; and four brothers, Earl, Bill, Harvey and Vernon Lane.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Robert F. Seymore; a son, Robert "Bob" Seymore, Jr., of Fall Branch; two daughters, Linda Ely and her husband, Freddie of Piney Flats and Carolyn Henry and her husband, Sam of Gray; four sisters, Mae Gregg of Baileyton, Mary Gardner of Jeroldstown, Ellen Dillard of Kingsport, and Goldie Booker of Oak Glen, Tenn.; two brothers, Virgil Lane of Colonial Heights and Gene Forbes of Richlands, Va.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home with Rev. James Bennett officiating.

Vocal selections will be provided by Brenda Payne.

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

Graveside services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Seymore III, Justin Seymore, Jeff Street, James Street, Steven Franklin, Sam Henry, A.J. Seymore and Ricky Seymore.

Family, friends and pallbearers are asked to meet at the cemetery by 8:50 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.

Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Seymore family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert F. Seymore

GRAY — Robert F. Seymore, 90, 300 Shannonview Road, Gray, passed away Tuesday, (Jan. 15, 2008) at his residence.

He was a native of Middlesboro, Ky. and had lived in Carroll County, Md. before moving to Washington County in 1970. Mr. Seymore was a son of the late George and Henrietta Oppert Seymore. He was a retired mechanic with Sherwood Chevrolet and was a member of the Fall Branch Full Gospel Church. Mr. Seymore was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Lane Seymore August 3, 2006; also two brothers, Benjamin and Allen Seymore; five sisters, Henrietta Redman, Josephine Gross, Rachel Seymore, Beatrice Parker and Ruth Elam.

Survivors include a son, Robert F. Seymore, Jr., Fall Branch; two daughters, Linda Ely and her husband, Freddy, Piney Flats and Carol Henry and her husband, Sam, Gray; eight grandchildren, Lori Seymore, Nashville, Dana Holloman, Arcadia, Fla., Jeff Street, Ft. Blackmore, Va., James Street, Gray, Rebekah Seymore, Fall Branch, Robert Seymore III, Baileyton, Richard Seymore, Fall Branch and Justin Seymore, Kingsport; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev, James Bennett officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 3382, Kingsport with the Tennessee National Guard Honor Detail assisting. Family, friends and pallbearers are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. for this service.

Pallbearers will be Richard Seymore III, A.J. Seymore, Justin Seymore, Jeff Street, James Street, Sam Henry, Ricky Seymore and Matt Holloman.

The family would like to thank two special friends, Dr. Matthew Parks and Robert Miller for all their kindness and friendship given to their father during his illness.

Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, Johnson City is serving the Seymore family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ervin Harold Shaffer

HILTONS, Va. _ Ervin Harold Shaffer, 67, of Route 1, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.

Mr. Shaffer was a native of Scott County and was retired from Flavor-O-Rich Inc.

He was of the Christian faith and was a loving father and grandfather.

Surviving are his daughters, Tina Marietta Shaffer and Melissa Kay Aboulhosn; sons, Harold Derrick Shaffer and Darrell Gene Shaffer; nine grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Quillen, Shirley Wade, June Shaffer, Carolyn Welch and Betty Newland; brothers, Willard Shaffer, Wilmer Shaffer, Fred Shaffer, Garnett Shaffer, Kenneth Shaffer, Donald Shaffer and T.J. Shaffer.

The family will receive friends at noon today at the home, Route 1 Box 104-B, Hiltons, Va.

IN lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steel's Road, Bristol , Tenn.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Garnet “Tiny” Shaffer

KINGSPORT - Garnet (Tiny) Shaffer, 75, passed away Saturday ( April 9, 2005 ) at Wexford House.

He was born in Hiltons, Va. , on Jan. 12, 1930 , the son of the late Clint Shaffer and Ocie Clark Shaffer. He retired from General Motors - Delco Remey Division. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

God gave Tiny a special talent - he could play several musical instruments and his favorite was the mandolin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Gossard; grandson, Michael Gossard; brothers, Wilmer, Cecil, Eugene, and Ervin Harold Shaffer.

Surviving are sons, Gary Shaffer, California, Jimmy Shaffer, Fort Myers, Fla., Tracy and wife Sherry Shaffer, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eileen and Dan Quillen, Kingsport, Shirley and Larry Wade, Kingsport, June and Jimmy Shaffer, Dayton, Ohio, Carolyn and Bobby Welch, Gate City, Va., Betty and Benny Newland, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willard and Mildred Shaffer, Kingsport, Donald and Janet Shaffer, Little Ferry, N.J., T.J. and Thelma Shaffer, Hiltons, Va., Kenneth Shaffer, Kingsport, Fred Shaffer, Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the home of a sister, Carolyn Welch.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Kenny Hammond officiating.

Military graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Vermillion Cemetery , Hiltons, Va. , conducted by American Legion Gate City Post No. 265 and Kingsport Hammond Post No. 3. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

The Shaffer family would like to thank the entire staff of the Wexford House for the good care they have shown him.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

James Carl Shaffer

RIVERSIDE, Ohio - James Carl Shaffer, 63, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday ( Oct. 23, 2001 ) at his daughter's residence in Dayton , Ohio .

Mr. Shaffer was born in Hiltons, Va. on April 14, 1938 , a son of the late Luther Shaffer and Ruby Shaffer Morrison. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired from Chrysler Dayton Thermal Products with 33 years of service.

He loved anything that had to do with nature and the outdoors. He also enjoyed working with his hands. He was a good friend to many and would help anyone he could.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Musick Shaffer and two brothers, Walter and Paul Shaffer.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Brian Duncan, Dayton, Ohio; granddaughter, Crystal Gail Shaffer, Dayton, Ohio; grandson, Clinton Duncan, Dayton, Ohio; great grandson, Austin James Murphy, Dayton, Ohio; step-father, Charlie Morrison, Tenn.; brothers, Charlie Shaffer and Jim Shaffer, both of Dayton, Ohio, Roy Shaffer, Hillsboro, Ohio and Bill Shaffer, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. C.W. Reedy officiating. Carolyn Maddux will provide the music.

Burial will follow the services at the Strong Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W.

Travis Flanary, Tommy Musick, Shannon Musick, Kelly Musick, Stuart Williams, Wayne Shaffer, Tim Shaffer and Raymond Lane will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Jessie Willard Shaffer

KINGSPORT — Jessie (Willard) Shaffer, 87, of Kingsport , went to be with the Lord, Thursday ( Dec. 13, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Jessie was born Aug. 27, 1920 in Hiltons, Va. , to parents Clint and Ocie (Clark) Shaffer and had resided since 1952.

He retired from Eastman Kodak after 42 years of service and will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene, Harold, Wilmer, Cecil, Fred and Garnet Shaffer.

Jessie is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mildred Shaffer; one son, Larry Shaffer and his wife, Carol; five sisters, Eileen Quillen, Shirley Wade and Betty Newland, all of Kingsport, June Shaffer of Centerville, Ohio, and Carolyn Welch of Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Kenneth Shaffer of Kingsport, Donald Shaffer of Little Ferry, N.J. and T.J. Shaffer of Hiltons, Va.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Graveside services will be on Sunday at 10 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park , where family and friends are asked to assemble graveside by 9:45 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Shaffer, Donald Shaffer and T.J. Shaffer.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wexford House nurses and staff.

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

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Mildred Aileen (Ketron) Shaffer

KINGSPORT — Mildred Aileen Ketron Shaffer, 84, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Nov. 13, 2011) in Wexford House.

She was born in Bristol, Va. and was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Shaffer was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of Kingsport Press.

Family members that preceded her in death are her parents, Everett William Ketron and wife, Lola Mae; husband Jessee Willard Shaffer; infant son; sisters, Mary Rose, Mabel Sproles, Maxie Wright, Lucille Shankle and Margaret Ketron; brothers Maynard Ketron and Junior Ketron.

Survivors include her son, Larry Shaffer and wife, Carol Kingsport; sisters, Bernice Millard and husband, Bill Bristol, Va., Judy Smith and husband, Salem, Bristol, Tenn.; brothers, Harvey Ketron and wife, Audrey Bristol, Va.; Dewey Ketron and wife, Mildred Bristol, Va., Clif Ketron and wife, Kathy Abingdon, Va., Bill Ketron and wife, Shirley, Bristol, Va., Tom Ketron and wife, Shelby Bristol Va. and Freddy Ketron and wife, Vera Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family of Mrs. Shaffer will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Al South officiating.

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Salem Smith, Bill Millard and Mark Lucas.

A special thanks to The Wexford House for their wonderful care.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Lucille A. Sharp

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

KINGSPORT - Lucille A. Sharp, 73, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Oct. 29, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Kingsport, she was a lifelong resident. She retired from the Sullivan County Board of Education and was a member of the United Church of God.

She enjoyed growing flowers and sewing and was a student of the Fire and Water School in Blountville.  Her parents, Lee and Sarah Head; a sister, Bernice Dishner; and four brothers, Echol, Kermit, William and Roy Head preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Donald A. Sharp, Kingsport; a son, Terry L. Sharp, Kingsport; one sister, Clara Moore, Claremont, N.C.; two brothers, Kenneth Head and Glen Head, both of Kingsport; special niece, Lois Martin, Kingsport; and several other nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor David Dobson officiating.

Music will be provided by the VW Boys.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Boulevard, Suite #2, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917-1523.

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Edward Franklin Shell Sr.

SMITHFIELD, Va. - Edward Franklin Shell, Sr., 77, of Plantation Lane, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) in [Obici Hospital,] Suffolk, Va.

He was a native of Leona Mines, Va., and retired from Wometco Vending Corp. after many years of service.

[Mr. Shell was a member of First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va.]

Preceding Mr. Shell in death were his mother and father, William H. and Lillie Mae Vermillion Shell; one sister, Nancy Alice Johnson; two brothers, Lawrence Everett Shell and Charles Glen Shell.

Survivors include his wife, Della McClanahan Shell; two daughters, Nina Lynette Gelaude, Auburn Hill, Mi., Sheila Sue Moore and husband Ben, Newport News, Va.; two sons Edward F. Shell, Jr., Rochester Hills, Mi.I, and Michael A. Holland and wife Lynne, Royal Oak, Mi.; three sisters, Rella Marie Tate, Weber City, Va., Thelma Jean Bray and husband Ben, Kingsport, Wanda McConnell and husband Robert, Gate City, Va.; brother, Harold Shell, Kingsport; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

[A memorial service will be held at a later date in Gate City, Va.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 301 Plantation Lane, and suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 97, Smithfield, Va. 23431-0097.

Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, Va., is handling arrangements.]

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday (July 26, 2003) at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Weber City. Rev. Paul Blessing will be officiating. A eulogy will be given by Harold Shell.

Music will be provided by Lisa Ann McConnell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church of Weber City or to the local American Cancer Society.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Some additional information from the obituary by Colonial Funeral Home, Smithville, Va. are included in brackets [ ].

(Some ancestral families for Edward Franklin Shell Sr are – Vermillion, Peters, Lane, McDavid, Williams, Lark.)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah Sophia (Sawyer) Grizzle Shelton

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mrs. Beulah Sophia Shelton, 55, Rt. 1, Ft. Blackmore died at Holston Valley Community Hospital early this morning [6/7/1973] after a brief illness.

She was a native of Dickenson County, Va. and a member of the Riverview Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde Shelton, of the home; mother, Mrs. Rachel Miller Salling, Ft. Blackmore; one daughter, Mrs. Jimmy (Hazel) Daugherty, Gate City; one son, James Lowell Grizzle, Rocky Point, N. C.; three brothers, George Sawyer, Ypsilanti, Mich., Clyde and Jack Sawyer, both of McClure, Va.; three grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Thursday, June 7, 1973)

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Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Sophia Shelton will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Lane assisted by Rev. Wrightly Salling. Burial will follow in the Grizzle Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday afternoon & Friday night. Gate City Funeral Home in charge.

Kingsport Times, Friday, June 8, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Orville Shelton

GATE CITY, Va. - Charles O. Shelton, 91, entered into rest Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 29, 1912 to the late Brandon L. and Maggie Wininger Shelton.

Mr. Shelton worked as a filter operator and retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company.

He was in the U.S. Army and served in WWII. He was a member of Cowans Branch Baptist Church.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Sarah Jane Shelton; half-sister, Gertrude Shelton; brothers, J.S. Shelton, Kelly, Brandon; half-brothers, Worley, Hubert and Elmer.

Survivors include two half-brothers, William Shelton, Kingsport and Verlin Shelton, Gate City, Va.; two half-sisters, Mollie Hicks, Blountville and Gladys Maxwell, Appalachia, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Clalie Alice (Edwards) Salling Shelton

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Mrs. Clalie Alice Edwards Shelton, 45, died at 7:15 a.m. Friday [6/19/1964] at her residence in Norfolk.

She was a former resident of Scott County, Va.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Shelton of Norfolk; daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Gillenwater of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Bobby Pendleton of Kingsport; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Edwards of Route 1, Fort Blackmore; sisters, Mrs. Mattie Hall and Mrs. Lola Baldwin of Fort Blackmore and Mrs. Maxie Knox of Norfolk; brothers, Jim Edwards of Fort Blackmore and Ben Edwards of Norfolk; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Starnes Bend Free Will Baptist Church. Revs. Eritt Darnell, Willie Ashworth and Howard Ashworth will officiate. Burial will be in the Edwards family cemetery.

The body will arrive at Gate City Funeral Home Sunday morning and will be taken to the residence of Jim Edwards on Route 1, Fort Blackmore, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, June 21, 1964)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Claude "Mac" Shelton

Claude Massie "Mac" Shelton, Sun City, Fla., died at Life Path Hospice in Sun City Center, Fla., on Aug. 11, 2008. A service is being planned for Oct. 4, 2008. Details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Life Path Hospice of Sun City Center, Fla., or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kingsport Times-News
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Claude Massie Shelton

SUN CITY, Fla. — Claude Massie Shelton passed away at Life Path Hospice in Sun City Center, Fla., on Aug. 11, 2008 after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Gate City, Va., to Claude C. and Rosa Lee (Davidson) Shelton. Mr. Shelton was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 339th Infantry with the famed 85th "Polar Bear" Division. He was one of the first infantrymen to go through the streets of Rome following its fall in 1944. While in action in Italy, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1982, having been employed there for 41 years.He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Juanita DeVault Shelton; daughters, Nita Ladd (John) and Brenda Shelton, both of Sun City Center, Fla.; granddaughter, Jennifer Garcia (Jeremy), Knoxville and four great-grandchildren, Adam, Drake, Isabella and Allison. He is also survived by one sister, Virginia Bennett; and two brothers, Eugene Shelton and James N. Shelton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Life Path Hospice of Sun City Center, Fla., or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A service is being planned for Oct. 4, 2008. Details will be announced at a later date.

Kingsport Times-News

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Mrs. Dell Shelton

Abingdon, VA- Mrs. Dell Shelton, 41, Foxfire Estates, died Monday (Feb 12, 19900.

A native of Scott County, she had attended Emory and Henry College and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Clinch Valley College.

Mrs. Shelton earned her master's degree from East Tennessee State University.

For the past 16 years she had been a teacher in the Washington County, VA., School System.

She was a member of the Abingdon Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her husband, Melvin R Shelton; one son, Jonathan Richard, of the home; one daughter, Lori DaReece Shelton, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Monnie A McConnell, Gate City; one brother, Robert E McConnell JR, Manville, VA.

Calling hours are form 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Abingdon Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 8 pm Thursday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Lawrence J. Pace Jr. officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 am Friday at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon.

Memorials may be made to E B Stanley Elementary School Memorial Fund, 297 Stanley St., Abingdon, VA, 24210.

Farris Funeral Services, Abingdon, VA., is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
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Dewey Shelton

Dewey Shelton, age 81, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center on his 56th wedding anniversary.

Dewey was a member of State Line Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Eastman, retiring in 1992, after 37 years of service. After his retirement, Dewey loved spending time with his wife Margaret, the love of his life, and a very special granddaughter, Macy. He loved spending time with all of his family. He also loved working in his garden, and his yard.

Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Frances Shelton.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Harmon Shelton; daughter, Lisa Davis and husband Jerry of Kingsport; son, Jerry Shelton and wife Millie of Knoxville, TN; granddaughter, Macy Lynn Davis of Kingsport; sisters, Phyllis Barr of Bristol, TN, and Mildred Robinson and husband Hal of Bristol, TN; brother, Edwin Ransome Shelton and wife Shelba of Coeburn, VA. Dewey is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at State Line Baptist Church, 1905 Flanders Street, Kingsport, TN 37665. Funeral services will follow with Reverend J. W. Depew officiating. Music will be provided by the Tiller Family and Scot Fleming.

An entombment service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 12:00 PM at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Randall Shelton, Mark Shelton, Edsel Bellamy, George Gibson, Walter Worley and Roddy Pyle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Daniel Carroll, Scot Fleming, Robert Falin, Tom Fox, Larry Barr, John Pennington, Marvin Tolley and Joel Calloway.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the State Line Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2064, Kingsport, TN 37662.

The family would like to issue a special thank you to Dr. Daniel Carroll and the doctors, nurses with the C.I.C.U. unit at Holston Valley for their care of Dewey.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Dewey Shelton.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Caroline (Roach) Shelton

KINGSPORT — Dorothy Caroline (Roach) Shelton, 85, went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday( March 15, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Lorens, S.C. on Jan. 5, 1923 to the late William and Eva Roach. She was a Baptist. She retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 32 years. She loved the Lord and to read the Bible through. She also loved her family, son, sisters, brothers, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also raising flowers and wearing beautiful clothing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband, Hubert Shelton who was killed in World War II in France; brothers, James Roach, Robert Roach, Ray Roach, Claude Roach and Glenn Roach.

Surviving are her son, Alvin H. Shelton and wife, Charlene, Kingsport; grandsons, Chad Shelton and wife, Kelly of Kingsport, Toby Shelton and wife, Amanda of Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughter, Callie Shelton of Kingsport; great- grandchildren, Raleigh Shelton, Delaney Shelton, Carter Shelton, Owen Shelton, all of Kingsport, and Cole Shelton and Henry Shelton of Raleigh, N.C.; brothers, Donald Roach of Duffield, Va. and Johnny Roach and wife, Janet of Duffield, Va.; sisters, Maggie Gilliam of Kingsport, Georgia Bell and husband, Bill of Pontiac, Mich., Maudie Buchler and husband, Bob of Duffield, Va. and Hazel Dixon of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Roach of Duffield, Va., Mary Roach of Duffield, Va. and Shirley Roach of Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and other times at the residence of her son, Alvin Shelton.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Hickman and the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Music will be provided by Hazel Dixon and Jack Salyer.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport . Those going to the cemetery please meet at the funeral home by 12 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Chad Shelton, Toby Shelton, Steven Roach, Harold Roach, and Dale Roach.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Roach, Sam Roach, and Keith Roach.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane  

Franklin Delano Shelton

COCOA, Fla. — Franklin D. Shelton, 75, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday (Dec. 31, 2011) at his home due to declining health. He was born at home in Yuma, Va, on Dec. 31, 1936 to the late Clyde Compton Shelton and Kate Ramsey Shelton Hobbs. He was a supervisor at Quebecor World for 42 years. He was a proud member of the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife, D. J. Shelton of the home; daughter Adria Shelton Dickens and husband, Brian of Kingsport;

two sisters, Jewel Dorton and Dora Hall and husband, John of Mosheim; one brother, J. B. Shelton and wife Herma of Wittensville, Ky.; step-children, Beverly McClellan, Travis McClellan, and Josh McClellan; with one grandson, Logan Dickens; and two step-grandsons, Tyler and Connor.

His wishes were to be cremated with no formal service. Celebrate his life as you desire.

Kingsport Times-News

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Grace Virginia (Moore) Shelton

GATE CITY, Va. — Grace Virginia Moore Shelton, 90, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Nov. 8, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.
She was a long-time member of Cowan’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church, where she was an active in the Woman’s Missionary Society (WMV) and served as a Sunday school teacher.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Shelton; her parents, W. Blaine Moore, Sr. and Nettie Wininger Moore; two brothers, Paul Moore and W.B. Moore, Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Wilma Shelton.
Survivors include her daughter, Nettie Lou Haynes and husband, John of Kingsport; three sons, J. Fred Shelton of Gate City, Ron Shelton and wife, Jeannie of Gate City, John Shelton and wife, Shirley of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, James Alan Shelton and wife, Greta, Marty Shelton and wife, Cathy, Levita Haynes, Larissa Dorton, Crystal Feagins and husband, Lynn, Bryan Shelton and wife, Sheila, Kim Shelton, Brent Shelton and wife, Kristie and Travis Shelton and wife, Jenny; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Beulah Phillips of Gate City; a sister-in-law, Virginia Ellen Moore of Gate City; special niece, Linda Shelton Stapleton; and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Michael Sampson and Rev. Paul Blessing, officiating.

A eulogy will be offered by her niece, Linda Shelton Stapleton and her nephew, Tom Wolfe Shelton.

Music will be provided by James Alan Shelton.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cowan’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Yuma Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Isaac “Jim” Shelton

November 23, 1947 - March 23, 2014

Isaac “Jim” Shelton, 66, of Boozy Creek passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a heart attack. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a proud member of the TN Peacemakers MC for over 20 years. Jim served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist and attended the Fountain of Life Bible Church. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to everyone that knew him. He never met a stranger. Jim loved children and enjoyed dressing up as Santa Claus every year for Christmas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Guy and Georgia Hickman Shelton; son, Jimmy “Dwayne” Shelton; and brothers, George and Robert Shelton.

Jim is survived by his 3 daughters, Christy Jennings, Sonya McCrary and husband, Mark, and Mattie Mathews and husband, Mike all of Kingsport; fiancé, Peggy Woods; 13 grandchildren, Brandy (Daniel), Deanna, Miranda, Elijah, Chandler, Brooke, Logan, Jakob, Preston, Javen, Zachary, Macee, and Amber; 8 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers, Thomas “Dooley” Shelton and wife Tina, Ralph Shelton and wife, Lisa, William Shelton and wife, Patty, Billy Shelton and Donald Ford, and Terry Shelton and wife, Sis; 4 sisters, Helen Marshall and husband, David, Evelyn Wells and husband, Bob, Mary Lewis, and Amy England and husband, Tim; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of his brothers in the Peacemaker Motorcycle Club.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm with Dr. Victor Young officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday at Darthula Baptist Church Cemetery, Hiltons, VA at 1:00 p.m. with military rites by American Legion Posts 3/265.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Jesse James Shelton Jr.

KINGSPORT — Jesse James Shelton Jr., 61, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday ( Jan. 30, 2011 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Radford , Va. , and had lived in Kingsport for the past 10 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Jesse was a teacher at Dobyns-Bennett High School for the past seven years. He was a member of First Baptist Church , ( Church Circle ).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse James Shelton, Sr., and Vernie Wolfe Shelton; brother-in-law, Jim Stapleton; and niece, Molly Countiss.

Survivors include his special love, Vicki Shelton of Kingsport; his step daughter, Rachel Trump Ragland and husband, William of Corryton, Tenn.; sister, Linda Shelton Stapleton of Kingsport; two brothers, Thomas Wolfe Shelton and wife, Gladies of Pulaski, Va., and Francis Woodrow Shelton and wife, Martha of Radford, Va.; special friends, George Sargent and wife, Debbie of Franklin, N.H., Dennis Bowles and wife, Jody of Little Rock, Ark., Marian Collins of Tyler, Tex., Sherri Austin of Maui, Hawaii and Mike Palmer of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 , at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City , Va.

A celebration of life service will follow at 4 p.m. with Dr. Marvin Cameron and Rev. Don Hanshew, officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 along with the Virginia National Guard.

Honorary pallbearers are Bo Walters, Jackie Needham, Sherrell Skelton, Joel Everett, Bob Kalonick, Ron Worrell, Dennis Bowles, George Sargent and Mike Palmer.

The family is honoring Jesse’s request for cremation.

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

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Mrs. Lowenda D. Shelton

COWANS BRANCH, Va., Feb. 22—
Mrs. Lowena Davidson
Shelton, 56, resident of this section for many years, died at her home yesterday at 9:30 p. m. following a lingering illness. She was the daughter of James and Mary Rogers Davidson.

Surviving are four sons, Roy T., Thurman S., Jessie J. and Hasen Davidson, a brother, Robert Davidson, four sisters, Mrs. C. C. Shelton,Mrs. W. H. Wolfe, all of this section, Mrs. M. F. Barker and Mrs. J. H. Anderson, both of Kingsport. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a. m. from the Cowan's Branch church with the Rev. George C. Coldiron officiating.

Burial will follow in Winninger cemetery.

Pall bearers and flower bearers will be selected from among friends.

Kingsport Time; February 22, 1940

Roger Glen Shelton, Sr.

Roger Glen Shelton, Sr., 71, Kingsport, TN went to be with our Lord and Savior, Monday, July 29, 2013 at Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport, TN.

Mr. Shelton was born in Scott County, VA on November 27, 1941 to the late Herbert L. and Nettie Easterling Shelton.

Roger was a member of Crossway Baptist Church, Gate City, VA. He was also an ordained Deacon and loved getting to go to church.

In addition to his parents, his brothers, H. Luther Shelton, Jr. and Donald Lewis Shelton preceded him in death.

Roger is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Shelton; daughter, Kimberly Anne Allison and husband, Paul; sons, Roger Glen Shelton, Jr. and wife, Michelle, and Thomas Scot Shelton and wife, Sheila; brothers, Charles Shelton, Hagan Shelton and Darrel Shelton; grandchildren, Glory Allison Cumbow and husband, Andy, Bethany Allison, Brooke, Tyler, Levi, Savanah and Luke Shelton; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends that he loved to coon hunt and play rook with.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Aaron Edens and Rev. Paul Allison officiating. Crossway Baptist Church Singers will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the Shelton/Winegar Cemetery in Yuma, VA by America Legion Post 265 and Post 3, along with members of the VA National Guard. Levi Shelton, Tyler Shelton, Danny Crawford, Brandon Hensley, Lane Newsome and Jeff Bishop will serve as pallbearers. Charles Bishop, Norman Sloan and Rob Sharpe will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Crossway Baptist Church, 175 Church Street, Weber City, VA, 24290.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Roger Glen Shelton, Sr.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Tom Ross Shelton

Tom Ross Shelton, 73, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening (Jan. 6, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 52 years. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1986 in the Acetate Yarn Division after 43 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in Normandy aboard the U.S.S. LST 542.
He was a charter member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel H. and Etta Darnell Shelton; brothers and sisters, Jim Shelton, Elmer Shelton, Myrtle Overbey, Shirley Callahan; and foster brother, Kenny Hunley.
Mr. Shelton was a loving husband of 52 years, and a loving father and grandfather.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mrs. Gladys R. Shelton, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Jim Cox, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom R. Shelton II and Charlene, Continental Divide, New Mexico and Jerry and Sandra Shelton, Kingsport; six grandchildren, Christy Maldoff, Stephen Shelton, J. Paul Shelton, Dustin Shelton, Ryan Shelton and Bryce Shelton; one great-granddaughter, Sarah Maldoff; two brothers, Phillip Shelton, Gate City, Va., and Randolph Shelton, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Higher Ground Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 4155, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenna Sprung

Verlin Duel Shelton

Verlin Duel Shelton, 72, entered into rest Sunday (Sept. 14, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was born in Scott County, Va., Feb. 12, 1931 to the late Brandon and Sarah Jane Curtis Shelton.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister; three brothers and four half brothers.
He attended Cowans Branch Baptist Church in Yuma, Va.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Revonda Kay Hensley and Ricky, Kingsport; sisters, Mollie Hicks, Blountville, and Gladys Maxwell, Appalachia, Va.; brother, William "Bill" Shelton, Kingsport; grandsons, Greg Queen and Joshua Allen Helton; great-granddaughter, Emily Queen; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Conkin officiating.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Wininger Family Cemetery, Yuma, Va. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.
Family and friends serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenna Sprung

Willard Smith Shelton

GATE CITY, Va. — Willard Smith Shelton, 77, Gate City, Va., entered into rest at Brian Center Nursing Home of Weber City, Va [12/8/2007 from funeral home obituary]

Born April 25, 1930 in Scott county, Va. to the late Willard Gilmer and Dona Virginia McMullen Shelton.

He was of the Baptist faith and he retired from the U.S. Navy after 32 years of service.

In addition to his parents, his maternal, paternal and grand parents precede him in death. Also a half sister, Linda Arcenaux.

Surviving is his wife, Billie Doris Shelton, Gate City, Va.; daughters, Donna Hill of California, Kim Shelton of Ohio; four sons, Stan, Will, Bryan and David Shelton, all of California; step daughter, Claudia Rogers, Ohio; sisters, Bobbie Duffy, Kingsport and Sybil Bowen, Fairborn, Ohio; half sisters, Carol, Cindy and Allison; one brother, Harold Shelton, of California; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Also special friend, Jerrell Tipton (Tip) Herron.

The family wants to say thanks to Indian Path and Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center doctors and nurses as well as the staff at Brian Center for their care of Smith.

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

Masonic Services will be conducted at 6:45 p.m.

Services will be conducted 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Post #265 Gate City assisted by the Virginia National Honor Guard. The family will meet Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

American Legion Hammond Post #3 will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Hill, Darrell Lane and Jerrell Herron.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William "Bill" Shelton

William "Bill" J. Shelton, age 80 of Kingsport went to be with the Lord March 13, 2009.

Bill was born in Yuma, VA. on June 9, 1928 to Brandon L. and Sarah Jane Shelton. He has resided in Kingsport since 1950. Bill was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II and he was retired from the Mead Company. Bill was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Worley, Elmer Paul, Verlin, four half brothers and his sister, Gertrude.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jo Ann Shelton; Sons, David , Allen and Jack and wife Joyce Daughters, Susan Leuty and husband James, and Sandy Smith.

Five Grandchildren and one Great-Grandchild. Sisters; Gladys Maxwell and Mollie Hicks.

Private graveside services will be conducted, Tuesday March 17, 2009 at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Robert Fletcher officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kingsport Hematology and Oncology Group. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

Please visit MEM.COM to leave a condolence to the family. East Lawn Funeral Home your Dignity Memorial Provider is serving the Shelton family

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Submitted by Glenda Sprung

Wilma Nelle (Porter) Shelton

GATE CITY, Va. — Wilma (Porter) Shelton, 72, of the Cowans Branch community, went be with the Lord early Thursday morning (July 5, 2007) after courageous battle with cancer while at her residence.
She was born a daughter of the late Bordie and Eulalee Agee Porter of Scott County, Va. on April 20, 1935. She was of the Baptist faith, and was a homemaker and previous to her illness, she was co-owner and clerk with her husband, J. Fred at Shelton’s Grocery in the Cowans Branch comunity. She was preceded in death by her brother, Emory Horton Porter.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, J. Fred Shelton, of the home; two sons, James Alan Shelton and wife, Greta of Church Hill and Marty Edward Shelton and wife, Cathy of York, Pa.; two special grandsons, Marshall and Trevor Shelton; one sister, Dana Lois Kyllonen and husband, Herb; three brothers, Jack Porter and wife, Betty, Lloyd Porter and wife, Lynda, Bill Porter and wife, Irene; mother-in-law, Grace V. Shelton; a very special sister-in-law, Nettie Lou Haynes, all of Gate City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and others also survive.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.
The funeral will follow with Rev. Paul Blessing, Rev. Bill Porter and Rev. Larry Tolley officiating.
Music will be provided by the Hensley Family Singers.
Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that those wishing to attend those services meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. Monday.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Moore, Joe Walker Moore, Ron Shelton, Wayne Davidson, J.B. Hensley, Roger Shelton and Charles Shelton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Herb Kyllonen, John Shelton, John Haynes, Robert Winegar and Maynard Fields.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Pierce and the staff of Cancer Outreach Center for the care and concern shown to Wilma and a very special thank you to Pastor John Sheppard for the many visits, prayers and spiritual easement given to our family.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Patton Shepard

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Charlie Patton Shepard of the Mabe Community died at his residence Monday afternoon [ 6/21/1965 ]. He was 74. He is survived by his widow, Ann Hill Shepard; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Jessee and Mrs. Don Watts, both of Clinchport; four sons, Eugene, of Oak Harbor, Ohio; Claude Henry, Charlie K., and Billy, all of Clinchport; two brothers, James Shepard, of Clinchport, and Ben F. Shepard of Wayland, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren.

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

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Wednesday, June 22, 1965)

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CLINCHPORT, Va. - Funeral for Charlie Patton Shepard of the Mabe Community, who died Monday [ 6/21/1965 ] at the age of 74, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Starns Chapel.

Rev. Lester Smith and Rev. Pat Bishop will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Bowen Cemetery .

The body will be taken to the home at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Gate City Funeral Home. It

will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral.

(KINGSPORT TIMES / Wednesday, June 23, 1965)

Kingsport Times/News
Submitted by Don Lane

Doris Ann ( Stanley ) Shepard

DUFFIELD, Va. - Doris Ann Shepard , 48, went to be with the Lord Friday ( Feb. 19, 1999 ) at her residence. Mrs. Shepard was born in Scott County, Va. on March 3, 1950 , a daughter of Polly Frazier Stanley and the late Arlie Stanley. She was a very active member of Red Hill Memorial Church .

Surviving are her husband, Billy Shepard , Duffield, Va.; mother, Polly Frazier Stanley, Rye Cove, Va.; one daughter, Heather Shepard , Duffield, Va.; one son, Scotty Shepard , Duffield, Va.; three sisters, Faye Hass, Rye Cove, Va., Arlena Dockery, Duffield, Va., and Wanda Chapman, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Red Hill Memorial Church, Pattonsville, Va. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at the church with Evangelist Garry Hood and the Rev. Allen Hood officiating. Music will be provided by The True Way Quartet, The Royal Descendents and Evangelist Garry Hood.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bowen Shepard Cemetery , Mabe , Va. The family will be meeting at Duffield Funeral Home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Scott County Telephone Co-Op Board of Directors and Management will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Shepard and nephews.

Duffield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah Faye (Carter) Shipley

CHURCH HILL - Beulah Faye Carter Shipley, 74, Carters Valley Road, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday ( Feb. 6, 2002 ) after an extended illness.

She attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her son, Mike Shipley; sister, Pauline Sturgill; brother, Hascue Carter; and father, John J. Carter.

Surviving are her husband, Willard E. Shipley; mother, Phoebe Carter, Duffield, Va.; daughter, Nancy Tester and husband John, Church Hill; grandchildren, Michael Shipley, Church Hill, Sean and Jaime Fansler, Jonesborough, Carmen and Brian Mendenhall, Church Hill, Robert Tester, Tampa, Fla.; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Fansler, Jonesborough.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten Jr. officiating.

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

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Porter Shipley

Obituary from Kingsport Times-News for descendants of Scott Co Ancestors. 
His wife is a McConnell from Scott Co.

KINGSPORT — James Porter Shipley, 79, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2008) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City.

Mr. Shipley was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was retired from Johnson-Hillard, where he worked as a sheet metal mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the First Apostolic Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Clyde and Lilly Wilson Shipley; three brothers, Roy, Dan and John Henry Shipley.

Survivors include his wife, Louella McConnell Shipley, of the home; his son, Scott Shipley and wife, Luann of Kingsport; daughter, Linda Holbrook of Gate City; two grandchildren, Crystal Shipley and John Holbrook; a sister, Loveta Pleasant of Mountain City; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tommy Benton officiating.

Music will be provided by the church family.

Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park by Kingsport conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 pm.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lochie Lenore “Bug” (Grimm) Shipley

CHURCH HILL — Lochie Lenore “Bug” Grimm Shipley, 98, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord and her family on Sunday (June 28, 2009) at her residence following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she had lived in Hawkins County since 1934. She was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church , the United Methodist Women and the Eastern Star, Gate City Chapter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Worley Shipley; infant son, Danny Shipley; son-in-law, Ron L. Bible; parents, Clint and Mollie Sivert Grimm; sisters, Myrtle Compton and Kate Noblin; brothers, Kemp, Claude, Paul and Gail Grimm.

She is survived by her daughters, Melody Shipley of Church Hill and Alexia Castle of Maryville, Tenn.; eight nieces and many great-nieces and nephews; her loving companion, Butterscotch.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy. 23N, Weber City , Va.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Copeland and the Rev. Alan Karnes officiating. A eulogy will be given by Judy Noblin Chilton.

Music will be provided by Ferne Bellamy.

A committal service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery . Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m.

Mrs. Shipley requested that those attending the visitation and services please wear casual clothing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church, c/o Doyle Alley, 873 Vale Road, Gate City, Va. 24251, the Humane Society of Greater Kingsport, 2141 Idle Hour Rd, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or the charity of ones choice.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Willard Eugene Shipley

CHURCH HILL — Willard Shipley, 78, of Church Hill passed away at 10:15 p.m. Aug. 14, 2007. He was retired from Holliston Mills.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Shipley; son, Mike Shipley; father and mother, Sydney and Mary Shipley; brothers, Frank Shipley and Vance Shipley; sister, Ruth Slaughter; and grandson, Robert Tester.

Willard is survived by his daughter and husband, Nancy and John Tester, of Church Hill; grandson and wife, Sean and Jaime Fansler, of Gray; granddaughter and husband, Carmen and Brian Mendenhall, of Church Hill; grandson, Michael Shipley, of Church Hill; and great-granddaughter, Alexis Fansler, of Gray; brothers and wives, Neil and Lolita Shipley, of Kingsport, Sydney and Pauline Shipley, of Coco Beach, Fla., Elmer and Charlene Shipley, of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Ruby Shipley, of Gray and Lois Carter, of Clinchport; brother-in-law, Lloyd Slaughter, of Kingsport; many nieces and nephews; and lots of friends.

An informal open viewing will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Garden of Everlasting Life of Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elizabeth Ann (Pierson) Shively

KINGSPORT - Ann Pierson Shively, 60, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday (June 5, 2007), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a member of Daniel Boone Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Maude and Kelly Pierson.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Larry Shively, Kingsport; one daughter, Susan Kelly Shively, Kingsport; one son, Larry Shively Jr. and wife, Misty, Johnson City; one granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Shively; a special niece, Angela Light, Kingsport; six sisters, Naomi McConnell and husband, Ezra, Bristol, Tenn., Gladys Berry and husband, James, Gate City, Va., Louise Garland, Fall Branch, Ruby Mays, Kingsport, Nancy Odiorne and husband, Dean, Kingsport, Marion Carney and husband, Robert, Kingsport; and one brother, Bill Pierson and wife, Linda, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Kelly Pierson and Rev. Scott Layer officiating.

A family graveside service will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ann Shively.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Brenda (Suttle) Shoemaker

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Brenda Suttle Shoemaker, 61, Kingsport went to her Heavenly home, Thursday (May 1, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Shoemaker was born in Sullivan County on September 5, 1946; she resided in Scott County, Va., with her parents until she married the love of her life Larry J. Shoemaker in 1969. She was the daughter of the late Charles E. Suttle and Vera Crusenberry Suttle. Brenda was a graduate of Gate City High School. She was a born-again Christian and a long time active member of Sunnyside Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Larry J. Shoemaker, Kingsport; son, Matt Shoemaker and wife Becky, Blountville, Tenn.; one precious grandchild, Katelyn Shoemaker; sister, Nancy Suttle Reece and husband, Larry, Kingsport; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins, special friends, Jack and Bettye Parrott, Fred and Betty Davenport and lifelong friend, Sandra Lark.

The family and friends will celebrate her life Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted immediately following the celebration of her life at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel at the funeral home with Dr. Jack Parrott and Dr. Roy Graves officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at East Lawn Memorial Park at 2:45p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Nellie Ruth (Gray) Shoemaker

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Ruth Gray Shoemaker, 84, Route 4, Gate City, Va., died Sunday afternoon (Feb. 2, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. and was a member of Hiltons United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Shoemaker in 1981 and her parents, Walter D. and Lillie Wood Gray.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Preston (Mary) Faust, Hiltons, Va.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Grace) Pope, Castlewood, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and anytime at the home of the daughter on A.P. Carter Highway, Hiltons.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Sam Neeley and the Rev. Don Umbarger officiating.

Members of her Sunday school class will serve as pallbearers.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Selma Alice (Shipley) Shoemaker

CHURCH HILL - Selma S. Shoemaker, 80, passed away Monday night ( Feb. 7, 2005 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an illness.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a longtime teacher in the Hawkins County School System, serving at Church Hill High, Volunteer High, Church Hill Elementary, and Carter's Valley Elementary schools, and earlier at Cowan's Branch School in Scott County, Va. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional honorary society of women educators, having served as president of the local chapter.

She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County , a dedicated educator, and a woman of deep faith, with the gift of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her parents, Sam and Fayenettie Shipley; and her sister, Mary B. Blevins of Abingdon.

She is survived by her three children, Larry Shoemaker and wife Peggy of Atlanta, Ga., Anne McNutt and husband Tom of Hilton Head, S.C., and Lynn Shoemaker and wife Peggy of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Patrick Shoemaker, Hal and Anneliese Shoemaker, Tami S. and Chris Fitzpatrick, all of Atlanta, Thomas McNutt, of Washington, D.C., Jonathan Shoemaker of Crested Butte, Colo., and Jamie Shoemaker of Knoxville; four great-grandchildren, Kevin, Connor, and Carson Fitzpatrick and Brandon Shoemaker, all of Atlanta; two sisters, Aldameda Landiss of Nashville, and Beulah Bellamy of Church Hill; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Bill Kendrick will conduct the services, with participation from Rev. Daryl Crouch.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery .

Wayne Winegar, Tom Kerns, Tony Jackson, Roger Smith, Tommy Haynes and Ronnie Ownbey will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Howard C. and Selma S. Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Address is TCL Foundation, P.O. Box 2614 , Beaufort , S.C. 29901 .

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Virginia (Kelly) Shores

CARY, N.C. — Virginia Kelly Shores, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday ( June 29, 2009 ) in North Carolina .

She had lived with her daughter and son-in-law for the past 12 years. Prior to that time she lived in Charlottesville , Va.

Virginia worked as a nurse at Blue Ridge Sanitorium for over 30 years, most of that time as the Evening Nursing Supervisor of the hospital. She loved her job, co-workers and patients. The memories and friendships from those years remained very precious to her.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on Feb. 23, 1917 , to the late James Nathaniel Kelly and Pearl White Kelly, she was the oldest of five children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her oldest grandson, Ray Wood; her brother, Hobart Glenn Kelly; sisters, Mary Freda Kelly and Jamie Kelly Franklin.

She is survived by her daughters, Jayne Shores Wells and her husband, Jack, of Cary, N.C. and Kelly Shores Bryant, of Charlottesville, Va.; one brother, Eugene Newton Kelly, of Duffield, Va.; nieces, Mary Kay Shores, of Duffield, Va., Patricia Ball, of Duffield, Va., Barbara Hass and her husband, Dennis, of Duffield, Va., and Betty Fugate and her husband, Thomas, of Frankfurt, Ky.; nephew, William James (Bill) Franklin, Jr., of Duffield, Va.; and several great nieces and nephews; Virginia is also survived by five grandchildren, Avery Wood and his wife, Anastasia, of Charlottesville, Va., Cindy Hicks and her husband, Tommy, of Stanardsville, Brett Bryant and his wife, Laura, of Gordonsville, Va., Brian Wells, of La Crosse, Wis., and Stuart Wells and his wife, Suzanne, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; and eight great-grandchildren, Patrick and Kelly Hicks, Desiree Bryant, Brittnee and Michael Herring, Brandon, Matthew and Gavin Wells.

Family and friends were the most important things in Virginia ’s life. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her, and remembered for her generosity and kindness.

In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated and will be interred at a later date in Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va.

A graveside memorial service will be held at that time.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lolita Ferne (Hillman) Shortt

CLINTWOOD, Va. — Ferne Hillman Shortt, 95, passed away Saturday (April 4, 2009) at the Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.

She was born Dec. 18, 1913 in Nickelsville, Va. and her family moved to Clintwood in the fall of 1914. She was the daughter of the late F.C. and Susan Davidson Hillman.

She had resided in Clintwood most of her life where she taught elementary school with the Dickenson County School system for 39 years. She was a caring and dedicated teacher who loved her profession. She was active with the Clintwood United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed bus tours with her friends prior to her decline in health.

She is preceded in death by her husband John E. Shortt; three brothers, Conley, Orion and Fred Hillman; along with one sister, Bonnie Hillman Bond.

She is survived by her two sons, Ronald E. Shortt and Danny H. Shortt, both of Clintwood; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Clintwood United Methodist Church with Pastor John Price officiating.

Burial will follow at the Phipps Memorial Cemetery, Main Street, Clintwood.

Pallbearers will be Harry Burton Clark, Patrick Clark, Ryan Clark, Bill Deel, Johnny Skeen, Tim Carty, Jamie Whitt and Duster Fleming.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Anderson, John Kyle Branham, Glen Cole, Jonah Cox, John Dotson, Harold Jackson, Ronnie Robbins, David Robbins, Darrell Silcox, Ivory Steffey, Ben Sutherland and Kelly Sutherland.

Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Edwin Showalter Lt. Col. Retired

(Wife b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT - Lt. Col. Charles E. Showalter , U.S.M.C.. (Retired), 78, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday (July 31, 1999) at Indian Path Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Born in Kingsport, he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. as a Marine Fighter Pilot during World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rogan Lane Showalter; sister, Betty Gibson; parents, Rogan and Cleo Showalter. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mary Lane Showalter, Kingsport; two sons, Charles E. Showalter Jr., and Patrick Lee Showalter, both of Kingsport; one grandson, Jonathan Showalter, Fall Church, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Ronald L. Davis officiating.

Military graveside rites will follow conducted by the U.S. Marine Corp. Lima Company 3/24 in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsport Life Saving Crew, 1800 Crescent Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bertha (Reynolds) Shuler

DUFFIELD, Va. - Bertha Shuler, 88, Duffield, Va., died Saturday (April 9, 1994) at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Lee County, Va. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Rosa Redwine Reynolds; her husband, Phillip Shuler; one daughter, Flower Shuler; one brother and seven sisters; four grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons, James H. Shuler, Big Stone Gap, Va., Otis Jake Shuler, Dryden, Va., Bennie Shuler, Pennington Gap, Va.; daughters, Clautee Nancy Carter, Big Stone Gap, Emily Rosabalm, Duffield, Va., Margaret Thomas, Noblesville, Ind., Mattie Christian, Dryden, Va., Martha Catron, Indianapolis, Ind., Lola Fannon, Pennington Gap, Va., Reba Nichols, Ben Hur, Va., Kathy Holleman, Georgia; 43 grandchildren; 53 great-grand­children; eight great-great-grand­children; two brothers, Wesley Reynolds, Miamiburg, Fla., Hen­ry Reynolds, Miamisburg, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Cadet Baptist Church, Big Stone Gap, Va., with the Rev. Gerald Hawkins and the Rev. T.J. Davis officiating.

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

Grandsons will serve as pall­bearers.

Burial will be in Shuler Ceme­tery, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane  

Fred Eugene Shupe

Kingsport, TN - Fred Eugene Shupe, 85, of Kingsport, TN. passed away Sunday, (June 2, 2013) at Wellington Place, Kingsport, TN.

Mr. Shupe was a Veteran of the US Army for 3 years, and also a member of the US Air Force for 4 years. Mr. Shupe was a retired coal miner. He attended Midfield Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Martha Lorene Shupe. Parents; Delia Salyers and George Shupe. Brothers; Walter, Richard and Gilmer Shupe. Sisters; Gladys Bates, Ruth Shupe, and Mildred Mullins.

He is survived by his children; Beverly Parker of Kingsport, TN, Danny Shupe of Kingsport, TN, Ricky Shupe and wife Tammy of Gray, TN, Donna Darling and husband Ed of New York. Brother, Ted Shupe of Montana. Sisters; Helen Grim of Gate City, VA, Doris Robinson and husband Clarence of Manassas, VA. Grandchildren; Hannah and Haley Shupe of Gray, TN, Jamie Swyers and husband Brent, Danielle Darling and Lydia Darling of New York.

The family will receive friends Thursday (June 6, 2013) 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel with Rev. Joe Hill officiating. Music will be provided by the Durham Chapel Quartet. Graveside service will be held Friday (June 7, 2013) 1 p.m. at the Hall Cemetery in Stanleytown VA. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home no later than 12 p.m.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff and management of Wellington Place, Kingsport, TN. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Amedisys Hospice. 200 Professional Park Pvt. Drive Kingsport, TN 37663.

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

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Gerald Lindburg Shupe

June 17, 1927 - March 31, 2014

Mr. Gerald L. Shupe, age 86, of Kingsport, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Monday March 31, 2014. A native of Scott County, VA, Mr. Shupe was born on June 17, 1927, the son of the late Theodore R. & Myrtle F. Lowe Shupe. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Begley Shupe and by his second wife, Brenda Wright Shupe. Mr. Shupe was a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene and prior to retirement he was employed with Holston Medical Center. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Willie M. Ryan, Mary E. Shupe, Anna R. Sizemore, and Lovely L. Kern.

Survivors include his six sons, Dannie R. Shupe, Phillip D. Shupe and wife Roseanna, Dwight D. Shupe, Lawrence D. Shupe, Rev. Randall A. Shupe and wife Connie, Ricky W. Shupe, one daughter, Myrtle F. Barnett and one step-daughter, Regina Wright Al Smadi and husband Anas, two brothers; Theodore L. "Sam" Shupe and Jimmy L. Shupe, one sister, Violet J. Jessee, ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren along with a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday April 3, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home with funeral services for Mr. Shupe being conducted at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Randall A. Shupe officiating.

Burial will be held on Friday morning at 11 a.m. the Garden of Memories at East Lawn Memorial Park. Those desiring to attend should assemble at the graveside at 10:45 a.m. Friday. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mr. Shupe's grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family lovingly suggests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Helen Christeena (Begley) Shupe

December 16, 1929 - June 26, 2010

Helen Christeena Begley Shupe, 80, of Kingsport, born December 16, 1929, in Scott County, VA, near High Knob Mountain, went to be in the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, who always focused on family.

Helen was preceded in death by her mother and father, Frances and Grover Begley; infant children, James and Marsha; 15 brothers and sisters, Horton, Lonnie, Charlie, Jack, Tucker, Audley, and Corna Begley; Claudia Carver, Bessie Tomlinson, Lizzie Fields, Neelie Barker, Myrtle Baldwin, Lillie Peak, Mary Vaughn and Ruby Ellen Begley; and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include daughter Myrtle Barnett, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law Dannie, Phillip and wife Roseanna, Dwight David and wife Melissa, Lawrence, Randall and wife Connie, and Ricky, all of Kingsport; grandsons, Randall Duncan, Chris Shupe, Tim Barnett, Chad Barnett, and Scott Shupe; granddaughters, Jennifer Crawford, Stephanie Harbin, Megan Duncan, Jessica Shupe, Amber Whiten, Kimberly Shupe, and Katherine Shupe; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Kaylee, Brayden, Brianna, Abigail, Conner, Hailee, Desirea, Kaleb, Camden, Kassie, Chloe, and Kimora; sister, Hazel Hillman of Stony Creek, VA; brothers, Jessie Begley of Gray, TN, and Hubert Begley of Gray, TN; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. The service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. John Hackney officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Walling Cemetery in Mabe, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Lorene (Starnes) Shupe

KINGSPORT - Martha Lorene Shupe, 81, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 26, 2010) at Brookhaven in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and was a graduate of Rye Cove High School.

She was retired from J.P. Stevens. She was a member of Midfield Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Ora Starnes; sister, Vesta Templeton; brother, Otis Starnes.

She is survived by her husband, Fred E. Shupe, of the home; daughters, Beverly Parker, Kingsport, Donna Darling and husband, Ed, Syracuse, N.Y.; sons, Danny Shupe, Kingsport, Ricky Shupe and wife, Tammy, Gray; grandchildren, Hannah Shupe and Haley Shupe, both of Gray, Jamie Darling, Danielle Darling and Lydia Darling, all of Syracuse, N.Y.; brother, Frank Starnes and wife, Helen, - Mabe, Va.

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

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Music will be provided by the Durham Chapel Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Halls Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12 noon to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Roger Allen Shupe

GATE CITY, Va. — Roger Allen Shupe, 46, Gate City, Va., passed away on Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2008) at his residence.

Mr. Shupe was born in Wise County, Va. on June 12, 1962 and was the a son of Emily Greear and the late Walter Allen Shupe.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a step-brother, Marty Lee Greear.

Surviving other than his mother, Emily Greear, Gate City, Va., are his daughters, Angel and Lavner Shupe, both Charlotte, N.C.; sons, Dustin and Chris Shupe, both of Trenton, Ga.; grandchildren, October Jasmine Shupe, Jada Davis and Hannah Macadence Shupe; sisters, Gladys Castleberry, Trenton, Ga., Molly Castle, Norton, Va. and Tess Richardson, Coeburn, Va.; step-sisters, Teresa Holt, Jennie Hill and Sandra Hensley, all of Norton, Va.; step-brothers, Emmitt Greear, Norton, Va.; nephews, Jasper Castle and wife, Tyger, Norton, Va., J.J. Hicks, Pound, Va., Josh Castleberry, Trenton, Ga. and Austin Castle, Norton, Va.; and a niece, Amanda Castleberry, Trenton, Ga.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Copper Creek Community Church with the Rev. Clayton Williams officiating.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frances K. (McConnell) Williams Sias Sietman

ELIZABETHTON - Mrs. Frances K. Sietman, 94, 409 Lee Avenue, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002) in the Hillview Health Center following a lengthy illness.

A native of Rogersville, she had resided in Elizabethton since 1980. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Belle Hurst McConnell.

She was a retired nurse and a member of East Side Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Bert Williams in 1950, Bill Sias in 1964, Shirl Sietman in 1982; and one brother, George McConnell.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Harry Fine, Elizabethton; one grandson, Robert Carroll, Kingsport; and one sister, Imogene Kirkpatrick, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will also receive friends at the residence of her daughter, 411 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Sunset Chapel of the funeral home with Mr. Don Marshall, minister officiating.

Music will be under the direction of Mr. Gene Estep, organist.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Bethesda Cemetery, Morristown. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday.

Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Nave, James Kent, Ken Calloway, Herbert Davenport, Dave Weber, Sid Hodge, Millard Fitzsimmons and Paul Knapp.

In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Building Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Corona MarcElla Rosuralyn Silva

KINGSPORT — Infant baby, Corona MarcElla Rosuralyn Silva, passed away on Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Survivors include her mother, Marella Crystal Nicole Hammonds and father, Jose Baltazar Silva; brother, Malachi Hammonds; grandparents, Larry and Carol Derrick, Jr.; uncles, Caleb Riner, Baldomero and Rhonda Silva and Josiah Derrick; aunts, Marcella and David Horton, Danetta and Vanessa Derrick; great-grandfather, Larry Derrick, Sr.; great-grandmother, Imogene Ledford; great-aunts and uncles, Cassie and Eli Osborne and Renee and Billy Derrick, Boone Derrick and Jason Derrick; and cousin, Chythia Silva.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Chosen Few Church of Jesus Christ.

Graveside services will be conducted following the service at Holston View Cemetery.

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


Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Haskell Simmons

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Mr. Thomas Haskell Simmons, 89, a resident of the Twin Lakes Center and formerly of Springfield, Va., died at the Twin Lakes Center in Burlington on Thursday (Dec. 11, 2008) at 7:10 p.m.

A native of Surgoinsville, Tenn., he was the husband of Elizabeth Strong Simmons, who survives and the son of Daniel F. Simmons and Sarah Bundrant Simmons, both deceased. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during World War II and a member of the American Legion.

He retired as a pressman from the U. S. Government Printing Office. Mr. Simmons was a member of Davis Street United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Church Hill, Tenn.

In addition to his wife of Twin Lakes, he is survived by two daughters, Brenda Simmons Wilson and husband, Butch of Burlington and Debra Simmons McCaa, of Lorton, Va.; two sons, Gary Michael Simmons and wife, Kathryn, of Annandale, Va. and Thomas Mac Simmons and wife, Ada, of Bloomington, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Ed Wilson (Sybil), Brian Wilson, Jonathan Simmons (Christi), Joshua Simmons (Rachel), Erin Erwin (Wesley), Sarah Booth, Stephanie Greene (Sean) and Meghan McCaa; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary, Nannie Pearl, Vada and Margaret; and seven brothers, Clarence, Hobart, Garland, Oden, Taft, Ralph and Glen.

The funeral service will be conducted at the Twin Lakes Chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m. by Dr. Alan Sasser.

Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the Twin Lakes Chapel on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Other times they will be at the residence of a daughter, Brenda Simmons Wilson, 3126 Sutton Place, Burlington, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Davis Street United Methodist Church, 606 East Davis Street, Burlington, N.C. 27215.

Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alley Simpson

MOUNT CARMEL — Alley Simpson, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Monday (Nov. 14, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and a member of Mt. View Baptist Church and the Mt. Carmel Senior Center. Mr. Simpson was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law. He worked for McCurry Auto Parts for 23 years and retired from the Ford System after 24 years of service. Alley loved fishing and camping with his family and going to church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Annie Ruth Simpson; two brothers, Elzie Simpson and Willie Simpson; two sisters, Nellie Mae Simpson and Loraine Arnold.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nelda Simpson; daughters, Kimberly Skeleton and her husband, Gary, Traci Newland and her husband, Jody; grandchildren, Garrett and Grant Skeleton; several nieces and nephews, and his granddog, Buddy.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ronnie Trent and Rev. Hagen Webb officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Hill cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

(Some of his wife Nelda’s Scott Co ancestral families: Shelton, Jones, Wininger, Bellamy.)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Joe Sims Sr.

EAST RIDGE, Tenn. - Billy Sims Sr., 65, died Sunday (April 21, 2002) in a local hospital.

A native of Kingsport, he had spent most of his life in the Chattanooga area and was employed with B.A.S.F. for 29 years. Mr. Sims was an avid knife builder and was preceded in death by his parents, W. L. and Dora Crook Sims; and brother, Everett E. Sims.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Eddie Rice, East Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Ann Sims Jr., East Brainerd; grandsons, Anthony, Nathan and Michael Sims, Chris Haggard, Chris and DeDie Hays; great-grandchild, Dwight Gamble; two nieces, one nephew and several cousins.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville, Ga.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. C.F. Strickland officiating.

Entombment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Homes, Church Hill and Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Catherine (Strong) Sims

HILTONS, Va. - Mary Catherine Sims, 85, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 21, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. Sims was a member of Browder's Chapel Baptist Church. She was a born again Christian, a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a friend to everyone she knew. Mrs. Sims had a special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Sims; daughter, Virginia Barker; father, George Strong; mother, Belle Joyce Strong; brother, Willard Strong; two half sisters; grandson, Joel Sims; great-grandson, Caleb Nathaniel Jackson.

Surviving are five daughters, Jean and husband Bill Osborne, Marie and husband Rev. Marvin Winkle, Janie and husband J.W. Rogers, Kay and husband Rev. Nathan Jackson, all of Kingsport, Pauline and special son-in-law Johnny Mullins of Hiltons, Va.; five sons, Emmett (Buddy) Sims and wife Francis, Pastor Stanley Sims and wife Margaret, Darrell Sims and wife Dora, Billy Joe Sims and special friend Patti Harrison, Johnny Sims and special friend Lee McCraw, all of Kingsport; son-in-law, James Paul Barker of Kingsport; sister, Mannie Lewis of Gate City, Va.; half-sisters, Lena Ferguson of Gate City, Va., Ostia Barbour of Kingsport; half-brothers, Marion Strong of Colonial Heights, Tenn., Frank Strong of Gate City, Va., Elmer Strong of Bristol, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Dr. Carl Benedeck, Judy Johnson and the Wellmont staff.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Orebank Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stanley Sims, the Rev. Nathan Jackson and Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

The Heavenly Way Trio will be delivering the music.

Pallbearers will be Roger Mullins, Brad Jackson, Brian Sims, Nick Winkle, Chris Christian, Timmy Sims, Junior Winkle and Robbie Sims.

Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Sims, Josh Sims, Matthew Mullins, Justin Brewer, Jacob Brewer, Blake Russell, Brodie Christian, Andrew Christian, Aaron Dingus and Chandler Baker.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ronald Lee “Buddy” Sims

ROGERSVILLE - Ronald Lee Sims "Buddy'', 66, went for his reunion with his family and God Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2003) at his residence following an extended illness of COPD caused from smoking.

He was a member of Walker Fork Missionary Baptist Church in Sullivan Gardens and retired from Pet Dairy in Kingsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Ruth Sims; sister, Emma Ruth Salyers; and niece, Donna Doughtey.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Gwendolyn Douglas Sims, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Garnetta Sims of Jonesborough, Steve and Cindy Sims of Rogersville and Ron Sims of Morristown; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Pete Parvin of Bulls Gap and Sherrie and Jason Burns of Rogersville; 11 grandchildren, Aaron Sims, Matt Sims, Brad Sims, Shane Sims, Cody Sims, Austin Parvin, Heather Parvin, Corey Sims, Jessica Sims, Ryan Sims and Justin Burns; sisters, Pauline Doughtey of Richmond, Va., and Janice Ballentine of Jopkin, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lynn Carr and the Rev. Donald Douglas officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at East Lawn Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Clinton Sivert

CHURCH HILL - Charles Clinton Sivert , 78, 413 Lane St., died Friday (Jan. 22, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Scott County, Va. (Stanley Valley), he had resided in Kingsport for the past 15 years. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after over 41 years of service. He was a member of Cameron United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Howard Sivert ; his parents, William P. and Emma Grimm Sivert ; two sisters, Chlotile Chapman and Lela Lane; and two brothers, Delaney Sivert and Joe Sivert .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lettie (Parlier) Sivert , of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Charlotte Sivert ) McDonald, Hinkley, Ohio and Mrs. John (Lucy Sivert ) Wilcox, Gray; a son, Robert Perry ``Bobby'' Sivert , Rogersville; five grandchildren, Ben McDonald, Lisa McDonald, Jonathan Walker, Kimberly Sivert Peters, Michael Sivert ; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Roscoe Sivert , Gate City, Va. (Stanley Valley); and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. W.R. Grimm officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Pallbearers will be Michael Sivert , David Sivert , Hollis Anderson, Shawn Peters, Jason Price and Terry Sivert . Honorary pallbearers will be John Wilcox and Ronnie Peters.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lettie (Parlier) Bookhardt-Sivert

CHURCH HILL — Lettie Bookhardt-Sivert, 85, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (May 24, 2009) at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol.

She had retired from the Kingsport Press after 38 years of service, and was a member of the Christian church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lona Parlier; a brother, Stanley Parlier; and a sister, Eva Anderson.

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Herron Brown and husband, L. T. (Bud), Oliver Springs, Tenn.; a grandson, Michael Brown, Seattle, Wash.; beloved sister-in-law, Nannie Parlier, Chuckey, Tenn.; a niece, Brenda Guess, Jonesborough; and several nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with Rev. H. Rae Mullins officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sherrill Parlier, Ray Parlier, Stan Parlier, Brad Parlier and Matthew Housewright.

Special thanks is expressed to Wellmont Hospice for their care and attention.

Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport, is serving the family of Lettie Bookhardt-Sivert.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Perry "Bobby" Sivert

CHURCH HILL - Robert Perry "Bobby" Sivert, 61, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2007) at Rogersville Care & Rehab. Center in Rogersville.

He was born in Sullivan County on Dec. 14, 1945 and was the son of the late Charles C. Sivert and Dorothy Howard Sivert. He was previously employed with Hawkins County Press and had served as a Master Mason with Clay Lodge #386 in Church Hill, TN. Bobby loved and enjoyed his horses, Harley Davidsons, and all his family.

Mr. Sivert was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Church Hill.

Surviving are his daughter, Kimberly Sivert Peters and husband, Ronald S., Mt. Carmel; son, Michael D. Sivert and wife, Lisa M., Kingsport; grandchildren, Shawn Daniel Peters, Mt. Carmel, Maghen Joyce Sivert and Payton Michael Sivert, both of Kingsport; step-grandchildren, Carrie Dykes and husband, Daniel, Mt. Carmel; sisters, Charlotte Sivert McDonald and husband, Bob, Lucy Sivert Wilcox and husband, John, all of Jonesborough; niece, Lisa McDonald; nephews, Jonathan Sivert and Ben McDonald; five great-nephews; aunts, Opal Sivert, Edith Sivert.

Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at his son's residence, 3008 Princeton Rd., (Sullivan Gardens), Kingsport and his daughter's residence, 455 Old Hickory Circle, Mt. Carmel.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Lonnie Wooten, Jr. officiating.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Hollis Anderson, Terry Sivert, Dempy Anderson, Dean Anderson and Tony Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob McDonald, John Wilcox, Rudy Anderson, Ben McDonald, and Jonathan Sivert.

For those wishing to attend the service, please meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m.to go in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 309 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Church Hill, Tenn. 37642 or Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church building fund, 1432 Gray-Sulphur Springs Rd., Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659.

Kingsport Times-News
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Nancy (Qualls) Sizemore

(Parents lived in Scott Co.)

DERBY, Va. — Nancy Qualls Sizemore, 87, passed peacefully and went to be with her Heavenly Father Wednesday (March 18, 2009).

She was a lifetime member of the Stonega Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two infant children; her husband, Robert Daniel Sizemore; two daughters, Delores Kegley and Janet Addington; son, Kenneth "Buddy" Sizemore.

Nancy is survived by two daughters, Patsy Snodgrass of Chesterfield, Va., Lannis Zirkle of Richmond, Va.; son, Bruce Sizemore of Derby, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two brothers, J.D. Qualls of Pattonsville, Va., Edward Qualls of Pattonsville, Va.; two sisters, Mabel Qualls of Pattonsville, Va., Imogene Jennings of Manville, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Roy A. Green Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday before services or anytime at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Phillips and the Rev. Matt Marcus officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. for the procession to the cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donna Ethel (Vaughn) Skaggs

KINGSPORT - Donna Ethel (Vaughn) Skaggs entered into rest Wednesday (March 22, 2006) at Ridgecrest Manor at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 22 days.

Born in Scott County, she was a daughter of the late Sam M. and Bessie Reynolds Vaughn. She retired from Standard Oil in Dayton, Ohio and from the University of Tennessee Agriculture Department in Nashville, Tenn. She was was a realtor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lindsey Skaggs; a sister and a brother.

Surviving are her sons, Richard Skaggs and wife Pam, and Larry Skaggs and wife Sherri of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, LaDonna McWilliams and husband Mick of Huber Heights, Ohio; granddaughters, Laura Skaggs of Orlando and Michelle Ball of White House, Ohio; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Vaughn and wife, Faye of Duffield and Billy Vaughn of Kingsport; sisters, Virgie Bedsoe of Brookville, Ohio, Stella Litton of Norfolk, Va., Nelle (Young) Hawkins and husband Clyde of Stickleyville, Rosalie Fannon and husband Harold and Hazel Collier, all of Kingsport, Jeanette Crenshaw of Rocky Point, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Vaughn of Duffield; a special friend Norma Sturgill; a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Committal services will follow at the Adams Cemetery in Duffield.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lynn O. "John" Skeen

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

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Lynn O. (John) Skeen, 73, of Route 1, passed away Tuesday (April 10, 2001) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on May 29, 1927, to the late Ira M. Skeen and Pearl Nickels Skeen Jennings.

He was retired from Mead Paper, and had served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Alley; and brother, C.W. Skeen.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Hudson Skeen, of the home; daughter Mrs. Perry (Melissa) Salyer, Nickelsville; sons, David L. Skeen and wife, Jeree, Hixson, Tenn., Tracy L. Skeen and wife, Tara, Durham, N.C.; grandchildren, Amanda Salyer and Matthew Salyer; sisters, Mrs. John (Betty Sue) Osborne, Gate City, and Mrs. Mary Lou Brown, Kingsport.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at his residence.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. Friday with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. A eulogy will be given by Dr. William P. Grigsby. Music will be provided by the Homeland Trio.

Graveside services will held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Skeen Family Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. James Page, 409 Cannon Gate Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Submitted by Don Lane

Billie Doris (Haynes) Stapleton Shelton

Billie Doris Shelton, 80, Gate City, VA died at the Brian Center early October 17, 2011 after a brief illness.

Billie was born to William Harvey Haynes and Bertie Gladys Jones Haynes on April 27, 1931. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School and spent 38 years at the Kingsport Press (Arcadia) in composition and as a supervisor the last 14 years.

She was a member of Oak Glen Baptist Church, Yuma, VA and Rebekah Lodge #86 of Gate City, VA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dewey C. Stapleton, and late husband, Willard Smith Shelton and several cousins.

Surviving is her sister, Virginia Nataleen Craft and husband, Wilbur; nephew, Steven Anthony Fields, and wife, Angie; niece, Lesa Ann Phillips and husband, Bryan; step nephew, W.C. Craft, II and wife, Pat; step nieces, Sharon Castle, and Maxie Dixon and husband, Danny, which she loved as her own.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Mike Herron, Darrell Lane, Wallace Lane, Verbie Morgan, and Ronnie Jones will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Amedisys Home Health Services, Lencare, Brian Center, Drs. Tumker and Delwadia, and the Scott County Lifesaving Crew for their care of Mrs. Shelton.

Memorials may be made to the Hope House of Gate City, VA or a charity of one's choice.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Billie D. Shelton.

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

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Dianne (Jackson) Shelton

Rogersville – Dianne Jackson Shelton, 61 of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2011 at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in LaPlata, MD, Dianne had lived in Kingsport for several years before moving to Rogersville in 1997. She was retired from nursing having worked at Indian Path Medical Center and later was an Activities Director for Anderson Healthcare.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Hilda Kelly Jackson and her sister, Donna Marie Jackson.

Dianne is survived by her husband of 46 years, Darrell R. Shelton of the home; daughters, Donna Croft and husband Danny of Rogersville and Diana Lopez and husband Jorge of Greer, SC; sons, Jack Shelton and wife Sarah of Rogersville and David Shelton and wife Jenny of Blountville; grandchildren, Brittany Bond and husband Nick and Brooke Croft, Michael, Zach, Isaac and Hannah Shelton and Kayla, Whitney, Makenzie Lopez; great grandson, Liam Bond; brother, Michael Jackson and wife Betty of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and Lita her special fury friend.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens with Pastor Aaron Price officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m.

Carter Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is serving the Shelton family.

Carter Trent Funeral Home obituaries at www.cartertrent.com

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Gertrude (Fields) Dockery Shelton

GATE CITY , Va. - Gertrude Fields Shelton, 92, passed away Sunday ( June 20, 2004 ) at Wellmont Bristol Hospice House.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , on Nov. 1, 1911 . She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Shelton; parents, Bart Fields and Victoria Vicars Fields; son, Ralph W. Dockery; three sisters; and three brothers.

Surviving are her daughters, Georgia Pierson and husband K.P., Kingsport, and Jane Chase; sons, Ross Dockery and wife Ollie, Weber City, Va., and C.S. Dockery, Jr. and Sue Addington, Yuma, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; special friend, Betty Bailey, Church Hill; several special nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a son, C.S. Dockery, Jr. and Sue Addington.

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

Music will be provided by Living Waters Trio.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In memory of Gertrude F. Shelton, the family requests that a donation be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Rd. , Bristol , Tenn. 37620 .

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James Alan Shelton

Nov 3, 1960 - Jun 3, 2014

CHURCH HILL- James Alan Shelton, 53, passed away on Tuesday (June 3, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. 

James was born in Kingsport, TN and was a member of Community Fellowship Baptist Church, Gate City, VA.  His faith in the Lord sustained him during his recent illness. He grew up in the Yuma community near Gate City, VA and was a 1979 graduate of Gate City High School.  Early on, Mr. Shelton worked and instructed in various music stores around Kingsport and Gate City, VA.  James played music in various local groups before achieving his dream of playing lead guitar with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. He was the road manager for nearly 20 years and also served as booking agent for many years.  Mr. Shelton was well known for his custom leather instrument straps which he hand-tooled himself.  Many professional bluegrass artists use these straps all across the world. 

Huss and Dalton guitars created the “James Alan Shelton” model guitar which was modeled after his favorite Martin guitar.  James received a Grammy award in 2002 for best bluegrass album for his work with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys and Jim Lauderdale.  His solo album, “Half Moon Bay” was nominated as “Instrumental Album of the year” by the IBMA in 2005.  In 2011, James had the privilege of inducting his guitar mentor, George Shuffler, into the IBMA Hall of Fame.  James played many venues over his career including, the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show, David Letterman, and also played for the Queen of England.  James had recorded 10 solo projects over the years.  He never met a stranger and was always willing to help young musicians and anyone else he met.  He will be remembered for his generous spirit. 

James leaves behind a host of friends to cherish his memories.   He is preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Porter Shelton, maternal grandparents, Bordie and Eula Lee Porter, paternal grandparents, Roy and Grace Shelton, and his father-in-law, Ernest Kincheloe.   He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Greta Kincheloe Shelton, father, J. Fred Shelton, brother, Marty Shelton and his wife, Cathy of York, PA., Mother-in-law, Jackie Tipton and her husband Kenny, nephews, Marshall and Trevor Shelton, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  In addition to his family, James leaves behind his "North Carolina family", the Shuffler's, his neighbors and special friends Steve and Jessica Patton and long-time friends Dan Moneyhun and Tommy Freeman.

Calling hours are from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at Johnson – Arrowood Funeral Home and anytime at the residence or the home of his father, J. Fred Shelton. 

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Odell Beauchamp and Rev. Bill Porter officiating. Music will be provided by close friends.  

Graveside services will be conducted following the service Saturday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.   Pallbearers will be Audey Ratliff, Steve Patton, Tommy Freeman, Jerry Keys, Dan Moneyhun Tim Thacker and Nathan Aquino.   Honorary bearers will be Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Phil Overbey, Adam Steffey, Barry Bales, Steve Sparkman, Herbie Shuffler, Eric Shuffler, and Eddie Stubbs. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue 613 Foothills Rd., Kingsport, TN, 37663 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601. 

Johnson – Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Shelton family.

Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home obituaries at www.jfhonline.com

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Alice Gail (Jessee) Shepard

DUFFIELD, Va. - Alice Gail (Jessee) Shepard, 66, of the Mabe community, died late Wednesday evening (April 13, 2005) at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Wise County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Roy and Elsie Lawson Jessee. She was a graduate of Longwood College and a former teacher in the Scott County School System.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Myrtle Robinette Jessee.

Surviving are her husband, Ben K. Shepard, of the home; brother, Roy Jessee of Norton; sister-in-law, Claudia Penley; brother-in-law, Dr. James K. Shepard; nieces, Karen, Debbie, Sandra, and Vickie; nephews, Jimmy and wife, Donna and Doug and wife, Kelly; aunt, Amy Lawson Hamm of Coeburn; best friends, Pat Dash, Paula Butler, Jean Cox, Jane Ramey, Kathy Starnes, Lisa Rhoton, Sandra Ashworth, Peggy Anderson, Audrey Bowen, Liz Bowen, Audrie Dillon, Tara Dillon, Peggy Watts, Evelyn Shepard, Lois Carter, Virginia Kern, Myrtle Starnes, Sue Starnes, Charlotte Townsend, Kathy Gilliam, Becky Owens, Faye Hill, Wilma Koletschke, Carol Blevins and Edna Bowen; several great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister David Dillon officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet and Tara and David Dillon.

Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at The Shepard Family Cemetery in Mabe. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the services.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Dillon, Colby Dillon, Luke Rhoton and Jacob Gilliam.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Lisa, Dorothy, Frieda of Wellmont Hospice and the nurses and staff of Dr. Matthews office.

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Benjamin Kay Shepard

DUFFIELD, Va. — Benjamin Kay Shepard, 72, passed away Sunday (Dec. 21, 2008).
He was a retired farmer and coal truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Gayle Shepard, of 45 years; parents, James Henry Shepard and Lucy Ruby Starnes Shepard; brother, John Douglas Shepard; special nephew, Kurt Penley.
Surviving are his one brother, U.S.A.F Col. James J. Shepard of Annandale, Va.; sister, Claudia Shepard Penley of Duffield, Va.; four nieces, Karen Shepard of Annandale Va., Deborah Shepard of Hiltons, Va., Sandra Shepard of Fairfax, Va., Vickie Shepard of Gate City, Va.; two nephews, Jimmy Shepard and Doug Shepard, both of Gate City, Va.
Visitation will be Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Dillon officiating.
Music by David and Tara Dillon.
Full military honor graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at Shepard Cemetery, Mabe community, Duffield, Va. by the American Legion post 3/265 Virginia National Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to Delta Purkey for Scott County Humane Society, P.O. box 1535, Gate City, Va. 24251.
Special thanks to all of Ridgecrest Manor Rehab.

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Selma Alice (Shipley) Shoemaker

CHURCH HILL - Selma S. Shoemaker, 80, passed away Monday night (Feb. 7, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an illness.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a longtime teacher in the Hawkins County School System, serving at Church Hill High, Volunteer High, Church Hill Elementary, and Carter's Valley Elementary schools, and earlier at Cowan's Branch School in Scott County, Va. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional honorary society of women educators, having served as president of the local chapter.

She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County, a dedicated educator, and a woman of deep faith, with the gift of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her parents, Sam and Fayenettie Shipley; and her sister, Mary B. Blevins of Abingdon.

She is survived by her three children, Larry Shoemaker and wife Peggy of Atlanta, Ga., Anne McNutt and husband Tom of Hilton Head, S.C., and Lynn Shoemaker and wife Peggy of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Patrick Shoemaker, Hal and Anneliese Shoemaker, Tami S. and Chris Fitzpatrick, all of Atlanta, Thomas McNutt, of Washington, D.C., Jonathan Shoemaker of Crested Butte, Colo., and Jamie Shoemaker of Knoxville; four great-grandchildren, Kevin, Connor, and Carson Fitzpatrick and Brandon Shoemaker, all of Atlanta; two sisters, Aldameda Landiss of Nashville, and Beulah Bellamy of Church Hill; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Bill Kendrick will conduct the services, with participation from Rev. Daryl Crouch.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Wayne Winegar, Tom Kerns, Tony Jackson, Roger Smith, Tommy Haynes and Ronnie Ownbey will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Howard C. and Selma S. Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Address is TCL Foundation, P.O. Box 2614, Beaufort, S.C. 29901.

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Mamie Alegra (Lane) Shupe

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Mamie Lane Shupe, 94, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2013), at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.

She was a member of the Big Springs Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Shupe; infant children, Lois and Gary; her parents, Bill and Alverta (Flanary) Lane; siblings, Howard Lane, Ruby Ayers, Margaret Slagle and Wilma Safewright.

Surviving are one son, Doug (Sandra) Shupe; one daughter, Jeanette (John) Quillin; four grandchildren, Jennifer Garrison, Mark Quillin, Patrick Shupe and Brian Shupe; great-grandchildren, Trey, Tyler and Noah Garrison, Lauren, Hollie and Rachel Quillin, Hunter Shupe, Lexie and Leah Shupe. Also surviving are brothers, Allen (Ruth) Lane of Salisbury, Md., Larry Lane of Appling, Ga., Warren (Almira) Lane of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Grace Wilkens and Edith Ruhl of Salisbury, and Shirley Van Fossen of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Riverview Cemetery in East Stone Gap, Va., with Brother Enos Gingrich officiating. The family and friends will gather at the cemetery.

Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve Mrs. Shupe’s family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Flanary, Wright, Smith

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Elizabeth (Strong) Simmons

BURLINGTON N.C. — Mrs. Elizabeth Strong Simmons, 85, a resident of the Twin Lakes Center, and formerly of Springfield, Va., died at the Hospice Home in Burlington on Friday ( June 26, 2009 ) at 7:14 p.m.

A native of Pikes County., Ky., she was wife of the late Thomas Haskell Simmons and daughter of the late Nathaniel Strong and Sarah Bowser Strong. She was retired from the Northern Virginia Bank, a member of Davis Street United Methodist Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.

Including her husband and parents, she was preceded in death, by two sisters, Gladys Barger and Iva Castle; and three brothers, Charles Strong, Ernest Strong and Harold Strong.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Simmons Wilson and husband, Butch of Burlington and Debra Simmons McCaa of Lorton, Va.; two sons, Gary Michael Simmons and wife, Kathryn of Annandale, Va., and Thomas Mack Simmons and wife, Ada of Bloomington, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Ed Wilson (Sybil), Brian Wilson, Jonathan Simmons (Christi), Joshua Simmons (Rachel), Erin Erwin (Wesley), Sarah Booth, Stephanie Greene (Sean) and Meghan McCaa; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Davis Street United Methodist Church today from 2:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Other times they will be at the residence of a daughter, Brenda Simmons Wilson, 3126 Sutton Place , Burlington , N.C. 27215 .

The funeral service will be conducted at the church today at 3 p.m. by Dr. Alan Sasser.

Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park .

Memorials may be made to Davis Street United Methodist Church , 606 E. Davis St. , Burlington , N.C. 27215 or to the Hospice Home of Burlington , 918 Chapel Hill Rd. , Burlington , N.C. 27215 .

Rich & Thompson Funeral & Cremation Service in Burlington N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

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William Christopher Simpson

January 1, 1939 - January 23, 2014

William C. Simpson age 74 of Rogersville, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital after a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Norman and Wanetta Quillen Simpson, step-mother: Ora Arnold Simpson, brother: David Simpson, sister: Cynthia Ann Matthews, step-sister: Dorothy Penley and grandson: Blake Simpson.

He leaves his daughter: Lisa (Joey) Morelock; sons: Jeff (Renee) Simpson and Chris Simpson. Granddaughters: Ashley (Gary) Lawson, Jessica (Chuck) Hurd, Summer Simpson, Rebecca and Kimberly Trent. Great grandsons: Garret and Gavin Lawson and Levi Hurd; brothers: Milbern (Kate), Jimmy (Ann), Bob (Helen), and Marvin Simpson; step-brother: Johnny Arnold; sisters: Edna Mae Wamsley, Violet Simpson, Wanda (Ed) Brumfield, Nellie (Jimmy) Morelock, Jessie (Johnny) Ball, Elsie (Rex) Miller and Vicky Miller.

Funeral services will be 7:00 PM, Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 PM prior to services at the funeral home.

Family and friends will gather at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 26, 2014 in the Simpson Family Cemetery for graveside and interment services.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Quillen, Strong, Ison, Hensley, Peters, Pierson)

Colboch-Price Funeral Home obituaries at colbochpricefuneralhome.com

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Debra (Sanders) Sims

CHURCH HILL — Debra Sanders Sims, 46, of Church Hill, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2009) in her home.

She is remembered by friends and family and held dear in the hearts of those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Ezra Sanders.

She is survived by her husband, Jason Sims of the home; daughter, Jennifer Renee Vaughn; son, Jeremy Keith Cox; stepdaughter, Crystal Sims; three grandchildren, Hunter Blake Vaughn, Madison Makayla E. and Skyler; mother, Mary Belle Sanders Mullins; sisters, Lisa Bridgeman and Karen Trout.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dennis Price and Rev. Joe Frazier officiating.

Interment will follow in the Howes Chapel Church Cemetery.

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Bernard L. Skeens

KINGSPORT — Mr. Bernard L. Skeens, 60, Kingsport, passed away, Saturday (Aug. 23, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Skeens was born in Russell County, Va. on Sept. 4, 1947, a son of Ethel Lena Kiser Skeens and the late Frank Leonard Skeens.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and was retired from AFG Glass Plant.

In addition to his father, Frank L. Skeens, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald Glynn Skeens and Earnest Dean Skeens.

Surviving him are his mother, Ethel Lena Skeens, Kingsport; sisters, Ruth Mullinex and husband, Larry, Kingsport and Mary Hittinger and husband, Dwain, Kingsport; brothers, Bobby Skeens and wife, Jo "Sis", Kingsport, Leonard Skeens, Kingsport, Jackie Skeens and wife, Sheila, Roanoke, Va. and Mitchell Skeens and wife, Sherry, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Kiser and the Rev. Ray Bledsoe officiating. Pine Grove Harmony will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Taylor Cemetery in the Taylortown community of Scott County, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and Post #265 of Gate City, Va. assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Keith Skeens, Charlie Skeens, Daniel Begley, Shannon Begley, Brian Skeens and Glen Skeens will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Ethel Lena (Kiser) Skeens

KINGSPORT — Ethel L. Skeens, 86, Kingsport, passed away on Friday (April 24, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical.

Mrs. Skeens was born in Russell County, Va., on Dec. 29, 1922, and the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Jane Grizzle Kiser. She retired from Hillside Manor as a CNA.

Her husband, Frank Skeens; sons, Bernard, Earnest and Donald; sister, Ebbie Taylor; and brothers, Roy, Joe, and Alvin Kiser preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Mullenix and husband, Larry, Kings- port and Mary Hittinger and husband, Dwain, Kings- port; sons, Bobby Skeens and wife, Jo (Sis) and Leonard Skeens, both of Kingsport, Jackie Skeens and wife, Sheila, Roanoke, Va., and Mitchell Skeens and wife, Sherry, Kingsport; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lou Pope, Gladys Taylor and husband, Delmar and Stella Townsend and husband, James, all of Kingsport; brothers, Cecil Kiser, Nickelsville, Va., and Howard Kiser and wife, Carol, Tulsa, Okla.; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Wallen, the Rev. Kenneth Kiser and the Rev. Ray Bledsoe officiating.

Tom Kiser and members of the family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Taylor Cemetery in the Taylor Town community of Scott County, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Lona Estella (Sexton) Skeens

GATE CITY, Va. - Lona Estella Skeens , 80, entered into rest Wednesday (April 21, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Skeens was born in Wise County, Va., on Feb. 2, 1919, a daughter of Nathan and Rosa Gibson Sexton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Skeens in 1993; five brothers, Luther, Melvin, Jerry, Victor and Nathan Sexton; two sisters, Hattie Nickeydan and Molly Moore; one granddaughter, Regina K. (Pooh) Skeens in 1976.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Lonnie (Thelma) Williams, Madison, Ga., Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Davis, Church Hill, Mrs. Herman (Kathy) Williams and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Parks, both of Nickelsville, Va.; four sons, Joe Edd Skeens , Killeen, Texas, Paul Skeens , William (Billy) Skeens , both of Weber City, Va., and Joey Skeens , Ocean City, Del.; one brother, Albert Sexton, Coeburn, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Faith Bible Tabernacle Church, Hilton, Va., and other times at the home of her daughter, Kathy Williams, Nickelsville, Va., and her son, Paul Skeens , Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Buford Blankenbeckler and the Rev. Cecil Fleming officiating. Music will be provided by The Faith Bible Tabernacle Singers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Pallbearers will be Clifford Benton, Danny Joe Rhoton, John Castle, Jerry Peters, Freddie Warren and Bill Cassell.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mildred M. (Kaylor) Skeen

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Mildred M. Skeen, 78, passed away on Thursday (July 14, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

She was born on August 7, 1926 to the late Nelson and Mary Kaylor and was raised by Joe and Sally Carter in Nickelsville, Va.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

In addition to her parents and foster parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H. P. Skeen; granddaughter, Tammy Turner; sisters, Alma Ring and Sue Mullins; brothers, Robert Kaylor and Bill Kaylor.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Darrell Elam and Gay and Doyle Smith, both of Nickelsville, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Robin Skeen of Nickelsville, Va., and Dennis and Sandy Skeen of Castlewood, Va.; grandchildren, Todd and Leanne Elam, Amber and Rhea McConnell, Sabrina and William Monk, Michael Skeen, John and Stacey Smith and Mellanie Horne; great-grand children, Lauren Elam, Josey Smith, Ashlyn Horne, Whitney Monk, Chanda, LaTasha and Tina Turner; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Preston Vance of Coeburn, Va. and Melvina Davis of Madisonville, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Kaylor of Selma, Ala., and Mozel Farmer of Dandridge, Tenn.; and very special cousin, Giles Carter of Lebanon, Va.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and any time at the home of the daughter, Gay Smith.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be Danny Dixon and Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Nickelsville Cemetery.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in pro cession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Todd Elam, Michael Skeen, William Monk, Rhea McConnell, John Smith, Vern Mays.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Nickelsville Cemetery Fund, c/o Danny Dixon, Rt. 2 Box 872, Nickelsville, Va., 24271.

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Paul Skeens

GATE CITY, Va. — Paul Skeens, 63, died on June 9, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, June 8, 1946, to the late Charlie Skeens, July 1993, and Lona Skeens in 1998.

Mr. Skeens drove a school bus for 32 years for the Scott County School System. He loved riding and working with his horses.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Regina Kay Skeens, August 1976; sister, Thelma Williams, October 2003; father-in-law, Creed Farley, March 1993; brother-in-law, Larry Farley, March 1993; sister-in-law, Melinda Rhoton, August 2005.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Farley Skeens, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Paula Karr, Hiltons, Va.; sisters, Shirley Davis, Church Hill and Kathy Williams, Gate City, Va.; brother, Joe Skeens, Killeen, Texas; a special grandson, Austin Ryan Karr; granddaughter, Brianna Elizabeth Mullins; mother-in-law, Vivian Farley; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Will Shewey and the Rev. Roy Strong officiating.

Music will be provided by Shirley Blackburn and Steve Wells.

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

Pallbearers will be Mike Frazier, Robert Parks, Jerry Fleenor, Mike Painter, Kevin Moore, Donnie Bays, Rick Begley, Johnny Castle and Mike Jones.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Skeens family.

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William McKinley Skeens

NICKELSVILLE - William McKinley Skeens, 69, of Route 1, died at his residence at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. [ 5/4/1966 ] He was a life long resident of Scott County , a retired farmer, and a member of Meade's Chapel Church .

Surviving are his widow Myrtle Porter Skeens of Nickelsville; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Caldwell of Nickelsville; two sons, Fred Skeens of Kingsport and Howard Skeens of Wise, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Scalf, Mrs. Pearl Marshall, and Mrs. Sallie Compton; two brothers, Ballard Skeens of Nickelsville, and Henry Skeens of Coeburn, Va.; five grandchildren.

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

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Thursday, May 5, 1966)

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NICKELSVILLE - Funeral for William McKinley Skeens of Nickelsville Route 1, who died Wednesday [ 5/4/1966 ] at the age of 69, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Meade's Chapel.

Rev. James Kilgore, Rev. Roy Kilgore and Rev. Jim Spivey will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Skeens family cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Gate City Funeral Home.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Friday, May 6, 1966)

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Everette Eugene Shelton

KINGSPORT - Everette Eugene Shelton, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday ( Nov. 4, 2001 ) at his home.

Everette was born in Virginia on Aug. 16, 1926, a son of the late Mary Frances Light.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Kingsport Iron and Metal Company after 45 years of service.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Shelton.

Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Alice Marie Dingus Shelton of the home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Delmar (Kathleen) Qualls; a stepson and wife, Phillip Dingus and wife Rita; stepgrandchildren, Shannon Dingus and Mrs. Monty (Devonne) Thacker; a stepgreat-grandchild, Cody Lee Dingus; three half sisters, Mrs. Everett (Velma) Light, Ms. Betty Melear and Mrs. Roy (Margaret) Ramey, all of Kingsport; four half brothers, Jack Baines, M.H. Baines, Leeland Baines and Carl T. Light, all of Kingsport; a host of friends and relatives, several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

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

The family will meet at the graveside for a service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of David with the Rev. Orville Dolan officiating.

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Geraline “Jeanne” (Carico) Shelton

August 6, 1938 - February 2, 2014

Geraline Carico “Jeanne” Shelton, 75, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord, Sunday February 2, 2014 at Indian Path Medical Center.

A 1956 graduate of Ketron High School, Jeanne was a former member of Temple Baptist Church and a longtime believer in Christ. The matriarch of her family, she traveled in her younger years and spent much of her life raising children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. A passionate soul by nature, Jeanne enjoyed trying new things and exploring various hobbies, including studying ancestry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillie Carico, infant daughter, Cynthia Durham; brother, Jerry Carico

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ronald Shelton; three daughters, Crystal Feagins, Larissa Dorton and Kimberly Shelton; one son, Bryan Shelton and wife Sheila; six grandchildren, Amber Demma, Britni Demma, Jackie Dorton and wife Regina, Corey Feagins and wife Heidi, Lakeisha Shelton and Kristina Shelton; two great grandchildren, Trinity Pearce and Skyler Lipski; one brother, J.D. Carico and wife Opal and four nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Tuesday February 4, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. Paul Blessing and Rev. Corey Feagins officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Special thanks should go to the staff of the E.R. and I.C.U. departments of Indian Path Hospital for their care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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

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Bernice (Bowen) Shepard

DUFFIELD, Va. - Bernice Bowen Shepard, 74, of the Mabe community, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Tuesday morning (May 6, 2003) at her residence after a brief illness.

Born on Cliff Mountain in Scott County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Goldie Bowen and attended the Hills Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Eugene Shepard; a precious son, Tommy "Abe" Shepard; brothers, James Utah Bowen, Isaac Bowen Jr., Wesley Bowen, Crockett Bowen, Rufus Bowen, Emmitt Bowen and Curly Bowen; sisters, Bertha Jessee and Emily Page.

Surviving are sons, Bobby and wife Nancy Shepard of Duffield, Jerry and wife Rachel Shepard of Duffield; daughters, Janet and husband Johnny Roach of Clinchport, Jean and husband Kenny Johnson of Church Hill; brother, Kenneth Bowen of Duffield; grandchildren, Steven Roach, April Shepard Stipes and husband Stacy, Andrew Shepard, Nathan McNew and Kashmir Shepard; great-granddaughter, Ashton Stipes; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all their wonderful friends, relatives, ministers and hospice nurses for their kindness, prayers and support during this difficult time.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bernice's memory to Wellmont Hospice.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Chapel Quartet.

Burial will follow in the Shepard-Bowen Cemetery in the Mabe community.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Claude Henry "Tom" Shepard

DUFFIELD, Va. — Tom Shepard, 71, of Duffield, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born Aug. 29, 1936, in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late Charlie and Ann Shepard. Tom was retired from Eastman Kodak.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry (Smiley) Shepard; and a brother, Eugene Shepard.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Grim Shepard of the home; daughters, Renee Carter and husband, Carroll of Kingsport, Rhonda Quillen and husband, Chris of Gate City; four grandchildren, Holly and Austin Carter, Rebecca and Logan Shepard; two sisters, Joan Jessee and Peggy Watts; two brothers, Charlie K. Shepard and wife, Linda and Billy Shepard, all of Duffield; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Hwy. 23N, Weber City, Va.

A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roger Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by David Dillon, Tara Dillon and Garry Hood.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Shepard-Bowen Cemetery, Mabe, Va., with Rev. Joe Hill officiating.

Pallbearers will be Junior Hill, Bob Shepard, Jerry Shepard, Mark Shepard, Scotty Shepard, James Watts and Randy Watts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hill’s Chapel Church, c/o Nancy Shepard, 1853 Mabe Stanleytown Road, Duffield, Va. 24244.

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

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Larry Edward "Smiley" Shepard

BLACKWATER, Va. — Larry Edward "Smiley" Shepard, 48, of Blackwater, passed away Thursday (April 17, 2008) at his home.

He was a member of the Kaylors Chapel Church and was employed at Eastman for over 30 years.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sheri Lyn Shepard of Fairview, Va.; his children, Rebecca Leann and Logan "Smiley" Shepard of the home; parents, Claude and Evelyn Shepard of Mabe, Va.; sisters, Renee Carter and her husband, Carroll of Kingsport, Rhonda Quillen and her husband, Chris of Gate City, Va.; father and mother-in-law, Donald and Carrie Horton; nieces, Paige Horton and Holly Carter; nephews, Peyton Horton, Austin Carter, Cameron, Austin, Noah and Jordon Shelton; several aunts and uncles and a host of friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home with the service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. David Kern and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Shepard-Bowen Cemetery in Mabe, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Quillen, Carroll Carter, Rickey Horton, Tony Shelton Carl Cobb, James (Bugs) Watts Jr. and Phillip Gibson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Crew #1 of Eastman.

The family would like to thank the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the local rescue squad.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Kaylors Chapel Church or to your local rescue squad.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Larry Edward "Smiley" Shepard.

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Betty Frances (Smith) Shipley

SHELBY, N.C. - Mrs. Betty Frances Smith Shipley, 89, 213 Ware Street, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at home.

Born in Plano, Texas, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mabel Kincheloe Smith; her husband of 46 years, George Hubert Shipley; a brother, Ralph Smith; and a sister, Hazel Smith.

Surviving are two sons, George Shipley and wife Libby of Shelby, N.C., David Shipley and wife Belinda of Mooresville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jeff Shipley and wife Rene of Gaffney, Jon Shipley of New York City, Jamie Shipley and wife Tammy of Charlotte, Missy Steel of Shelby and Abigail Shipley of Mooresville; great-grandchildren, Clay and Dalton Shipley, and Donald Steel; one brother, George R. Smith of Linville, N.C.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Council on Aging Senior Center, 1266 Fallston Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28150.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

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

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James Frank Shipley Sr.

GRAY - Frank Shipley Sr., 81, of Gray, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a graduate of Sullivan High School Class of 43. Mr. Shipley served as a medic with the U.S. Army throughout World War II in the 106th Infantry Division. He worked for Pet Dairy for more than 50 years.

Frank was a good and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved woodworking, gardening, and traveling, and he always had a joke to tell.

Mr. Shipley attended Tri-Cities Baptist Church.

His parents, Sidney and Mary Shipley; sister, Ruth Slaughter; and brother, Vance Shipley preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruby Shipley of the home; one daughter, Susan Leeper of Gray; two sons, Phillip Shipley and wife, Jenny of Hilton Head, S.C., Jim Shipley and wife, Ruth of Gray; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Willard Shipley of Church Hill, Neil Shipley and wife, Lolita of Kingsport, Sid Shipley and wife, Pauline of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Elmer Shipley and wife, Charlene of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with Associate Pastor Gene Mermilliod officiating.

Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Washington County Memory Gardens Mausoleum with military rites held by the American Legion Post No. 3/265.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

(Some of his wife Ruby’s maternal Scott Co families – Davis, Penley, Pierson, Stokes 

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Ruby Nell (Murray) Shipley

Ruby Nell Shipley, 86, of Gray TN went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16 at Life Care Center of Gray.

She was born in Scott County VA and had resided in Gray since 1957. Ruby retired from North Electric/ITT. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and had attended Tri Cities Baptist Church.

Ruby loved traveling with her husband, painting in water colors and oils and gardening, sewing and cooking. She was a doting mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James Frank Shipley, Sr.; parents John S. Murray & Maude Davis Murray; sister, Margaret Cleo Murray; and an infant sister.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Susan Shipley Leeper of Gray, and fiancé Charles-Alexandre Cartron, Phillip David Shipley & wife, Jenny of Bluffton, SC, James Frank Shipley, Jr. and wife, Ruth of Gray; grandchildren, Amanda Shipley Sullivan, Jacqueline Shipley Miller, Christopher Aaron Leeper, Katie Shipley Brimanson, Matthew Shipley, Hannah Leeper Grayson, Wendy Tomlinson, Brian Poteet; 8 great grandchildren; sisters, Marie Wyatt, Ft. Myers FL, Lola Peterson, Duffield VA; and several nieces & nephews.

The family extends a special thanks to Jill Reeder for her loving care of Ruby.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Minister Clinton Andrews of Crossroads Christian Church officiating.

Entombment will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Washington County Memory Gardens.

(Some maternal Scott Co families – Davis, Penley, Pierson, Stokes)

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

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John Edmond Shoemaker

John E. Shoemaker, 78, Kings­port, died Friday (April 15, 1994) at Indian Path Medical Center emergency room after a brief ill­ness.

He was a resident of Kingsport for the past 50 years, coming from Gate City, Va. He was re­tired from Roy Moore Trucking Company. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and attended Harmony Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Sue Shoe­maker and Sonia Harriet Shoe­maker; three brothers, Paul Shoemaker, Howard Shoemaker and Rhea Shoemaker; two sis­ters, Letitia Faust and Zelma Bailey.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Shoemaker, Kingsport; one son, John E. Shoemaker Jr., Chilli­cothe, Ohio; one grandchild; one sister, Nataleen Hawkins, Kings­port; one brother, David Shoe­maker, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Guy Tilley and the Rev. Alan Buckles officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kings­port, Tenn. 37662.

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Vinnie Ream "Dingus" Shoemaker

KINGSPORT - Vinnie Dingus Shoemaker, 83, died Wednesday evening (June 2, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Nickelsville, Va., she resided in Kingsport most of her life and was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Nathan and Nellie Dingus; her husband, E. C. Shoemaker; and four brothers, Ralph, Lansing, Paul, and David Dingus.

Surviving are two sisters, Stella "Star" Price, Nickelsville, Va., Phyllis "Dot" Street, Honaker, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. Saturday at Fordtown Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank McCarter and the Rev. Bryan Moore officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fordtown Baptist Church, 444 Old Fordtown Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

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

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Thelma Roxann “Roxie” (Peters) Nelms Short

KINGSPORT - Thelma Roxie Short , 91, Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord Monday ( Nov. 8, 1999 ) at Indian Path Hospital . She was born in Gate City , Va. and had resided in Mount Carmel for 22 years. Mrs. Short was a member of Bellamy's Chapel Church, Gate City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pierce Short , 1973; a brother, James Oddus Peters.

Surviving are her daughters, Joan Gragg and Jean Hartsock, both of Kingsport, Lou Lowe, Kokoma, Ind., Mary Jane Shipley, Church Hill; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Lilbern Glen Gilliam, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Joan Gragg, 1550 Nall Street , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37662 .

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William Henderson “Bill” Short

WEBER CITY - William Henderson “Bill” Short , 92, went to meet the Lord Sunday afternoon ( Jan. 9, 2000 ) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport . He was born in Wise County , Va. , on Dec. 11, 1907 , a son of the late William Morgan Short and Mary Edna (Stidham) Short Arrington.

He was owner and publisher of the Scott County News, Gate City High School band director, minister of music of the First Baptist Church of Gate City and the First Baptist Church of Pound, was a musician with concert bands and orchestras in Virginia, Texas, Florida, Tennessee and Detroit, Mich., and a T.V. technician for 13 years. He was a merchant in Gate City and Pound for 28 years, auditory clerk for Missouri Pacific Railroad in Palestine , Texas , past president for Gate City Rotary Club and past president for Pound Lions Club. He was a member of Gate City Town Council and president of Gate City Merchants Association. He was a Bible teacher and an ordained Baptist deacon and was listed in ``Who's Who in South and Southwest.''

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Quillen Short ; second wife, Dorothy Short ; daughter, Joyce Short Day; sisters, Oma Short Moneyhun, Ada Short Ayers and Hazel Short Hopkins; brothers, Mildrey Short and Fitzhugh Short ; and one grandson, Timothy Day.

Surviving are his wife, Ollie Mae Short , Weber City, Va.; grand-daughter, Leah Beth Day Edwards, Bergton, Va.; grandson, Jamey Day, Roanoke, Va.; great-granddaughter, Joy Guan-Jie Edwards, Bergton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Lester L. Ferguson officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir. Mr. Short will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of William Short to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association at P.O. Box 779 , Minneapolis , Minn. 55440-0779 .

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jackie Wayne Shupe

Mabe , Va.- (Spl.) - Jackie Wayne Shoupe, six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs Wayne Shoupe of Mabe, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton at 8:50 a.m. Friday [ 7/8/1949 ].

Surviving are the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kindle and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Shoupe, all of Mabe.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Durham Chapel near the home. The Rev. Dale Duncan will officiate. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery .

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS / Sunday, July 10, 1949)

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Syble Jane (Kindle) Shupe

DUFFIELD, Va. - Syble Jane Kindle Shupe, 76, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday ( Sept. 25, 2001 ) at her residence after a brief illness.

Mrs. Shupe was born in Scott County, Va., on March 17, 1925 , where she was a lifelong resident. She was the daughter of the late James M. and Almonia Flanary Kindle.

She was a homemaker and a member of Durham 's Chapel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Jackson Shupe in 1995; a son, Jackie Wayne Shupe; four sisters and six brothers.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Gary Eugene and Judy Shupe, Duffield , Va. ; grandchildren, Gary Shupe, Jr. and Mrs. Kevin (Melissa) Sanders; great-grandchildren, Kristin Michaela Sanders and Emily Leigh Anne Sanders; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Gary Shupe.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Sanders and the Rev. Terry Rhoton officiating.

Durham 's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

Burial will follow the funeral services at the McNew Cemetery in the Stanleytown community. Bobby Starnes, Don Starnes, Jimmy Kindle, James Wine, Jason Miller and Tim Adams will serve as pallbearers.

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Shirley "Pat" (McConnell) Simpler

NORTON, Va. - Shirley "Pat" McConnell Simpler, 59, died Monday (Aug. 15, 2005) at her home.

Born to the late D.C. and Margie Flanary McConnell, she retired from the Environmental Protection Agency. She returned to Norton from Maryland in 1989 following her retirement.

Pat was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Surviving are her husband, James "Jim" Simpler; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Faye McConnell of Norton; two nieces, Teresa Lawson and Cindy Willis; a nephew, Jason McConnell; and a special friend Ethel Daniels.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Gwen Owens, pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating.

Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where they will depart in procession for the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Graveside committal will be at 11 a.m.

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Malcolm James Sims Jr.

Malcolm James Sims, “Junior”, 77, of Hiltons, Virginia passed away on Monday night (June 4, 2012) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center due to an apparent heart attack.

He was a lifelong resident of Hiltons. Junior was a lifelong and faithful member of the church his grandfather helped start, Hiltons United Methodist Church. He worked tirelessly to help the church, its members, and his community any way he could. He was a retiree from Eastman Kodak who enjoyed a long retirement with his family, friends, and his garden. He loved farm work and raising his registered Pinzguaer cattle. He and Gloria traveled all over the world, just recently returning from a trip to the Holy lands. He also loved bluegrass and old-time music attending local shows on a regular basis and especially loved to hear his children play and sing. He loved the community of Hiltons and was very good at remembering the family and community history.

Preceding him in death were his parents Mack and Ethel Newton Sims and a sister, Frances Sims Kern.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gloria Freeman Sims; his son Kieth Sims and his wife Lisa of Kingsport; his daughters Rita Quillen and her husband Gary of Gate City, Virginia, Myra Sims of Abingdon, Virginia and Greta Sims of Gate City, VA; He had four grandchildren, Dustin Sims, Aaron Sims, Kelsey Quillen Goodwin, and Teague Quillen; two great-grandchildren, Gage Sims and Blaze Sims; Junior is also survived by his sisters, Marie Miller of Johnson City, TN, Alice Carrier and her husband Chuck of Bristol, TN along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday (June 7, 2012) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday (June 7, 2012) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Will Shewey and Rev. Todd Adams officiating. Music will be provided by Patti Tipton Nash and Eric and Luanne McMurray.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday (June 8, 2012) at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Dustin Sims, Aaron Sims, Gary Quillen, Teague Quillen, Gary Davis, Rick Begley, and Bill Peters serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bird Blackburn, Lew Kelly, Tom Baker, Mark Baker, Myrt Worley, Gerry Davidson, and Larry Melvin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 10, Hiltons, VA 24258.

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

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

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Betty Lou ( Garland ) Slagle

KINGSPORT - Betty Lou Garland Slagle, 59, Blue Belle Drive, departed this life early Thursday morning ( Oct. 11, 2001 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was a native of Scott County , Va. , a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Guy Slagle; parents, Rotha (R.B.) Garland and Venus Darnell Garland; and a daughter, Connie Sue Slagle.

Surviving are three sisters, Mae Deel, Dorothy Darter, both of Gate City, Va., and Sue Matlock, West Carters Valley; three brothers, Elmer Guy Garland, West Carters Valley, Jimmy (Buster) Garland, Baltimore, Md., and John Garland, West Carters Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, Weber City , Va. , with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.

Music will be by Quinton Thacker and Kenneth Davis.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Jim Darter, Gary Darter, Jason Montgomery, Joshua Simpson, Scott Garland, Mike Matlock, Richard Garland and Larry Garland.

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Amy L. Sloan

DUFFIELD, Va. - Amy L. Sloan, 28, Duffield, Va., our special little angel, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, (June 22, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Sullivan County, Tenn. on Oct. 22, 1978, the daughter of Norman Ray and Cora Marcelene Sloan, she gave her heart to Jesus on Aug. 4, 2006.

She loved gospel music and she loved to use the telephone as a means to request prayer for others, making a "prayer chain."

Her paternal grandparents, Robert and Bonnie Sloan and maternal grandfather, Charlie Carter preceded her in death.

Survivors include her parents, Norman and Cora Sloan, Duffield, Va.; sister, Tammy Crigger and husband, Jeff, Rogersville; brother, Greg Sloan and wife, Lisa, Church Hill; her grandmother, Nina Carter, Duffield, Va.; niece, Haley Sloan; and nephews, Zack Sloan and Jared Crigger.

The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Gate City Funeral Home and any time at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling, the Rev. Gary Sloan and Evangelist Pat Hammonds officiating.

Jeff Crigger will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Carter Family Cemetery, Clinchport, Va.

Spencer Gilliam, Zack Sloan, Eddie Carter, Wayne Carter, Brad Carter and Bruce McMillian will serve as pallbearers.

James Carter, Harold Raines, Clell Williams, Junior Stapleton, Bobby Sloan, Ronald Sloan and Larry Gillenwater will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to convey special thanks to Dr. Alwani and Dr. Dena Smith; nurses, Donna, Andrane and "singing" Linda Dingus; and cleaning lady, Robin Amberger; and all of the third floor ICU Step Down nurses; her special aunts, Brenda Gillenwater, Joan Stapleton and Wanda Williams; and her special teacher, Theresa Cape.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Amy L. Sloan.

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Bobby Lee Sloan

DUFFIELD, Va. — Bobby Lee Sloan, 70, Duffield, Va. passed away, Monday, (Feb. 11, 2013 at Bristol Wellmont Hospice.

Bobby was born in Scott County, Va. on July 17, 1942 to the late Robert L. and Bonnie Rhoton Sloan.

In addition to his parents; his grandson, Mathew Adams; and his sister, Patsy Hall preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Vonda Sloan, Duffield; daughter, Lisa Sharon Adams, Gate City, Va.; sons, Ricky Lee Sloan, Blackwater, Va. and Mike Keith Sloan wife, Joyce Ann, Piney Flats, Tenn.; grandchildren, Hunter Sloan, Cody Sloan, Jordan Sloan, Andy Sexton, and Josh Sexton; one great-grandchild; step-grandchildren, Dee Matheny, Mindy Donohue and Donnie Roberts; six step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Morella Duncan, Yuma, Va., Shirley Jones and husband, Riges, Norfolk, Va., and Joan Stapleton, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Norman Sloan, Duffield and Ronald Sloan, Daniel Boone, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 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. Aaron Edens officiating.

The Edens family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Sloantown Cemetery in the Sloantown Community of Scott County, Va.

Ricky Sloan, Mike Sloan, Hunter Sloan, Jordan Sloan, Cody Sloan, and Norman Sloan will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Bobby Lee Sloan.

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Burley D. Sloan

DUFFIELD, Va. - Burley D. Sloan, 79, died Friday (Oct. 25, 2002) near his residence due to an accident.

Born in Big Stone Gap, Va., he was a son of the late Mitchell and Alice Rhoton Sloan and was a member of the Roller's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired television and radio repairman and a member of the Clinchport Masonic Lodge #267.

Surviving are his wife, Ofa Bryant Sloan of Duffield; sons, Marlin and wife, Karen Sloan of Clemmons, N.C., Lewis and wife, Shirley Sloan of Fall Branch; brothers, Glen Sloan, Olen Sloan and Howard Sloan, all of the Sloantown community; sisters, Opal McLain, Virginia Clendenen, Mary Arnold, Shirley Shelton, Juanita Gilliam, all of Kingsport, and Wilma Jones of Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Paul Conway, Brent Sloan and Amanda Sloan; great-grandchild, Preston Conway.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village with Masonic Rites beginning at 7:45 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Elder Frank Gilliam officiating.

Music will be provided by the Salley's Chapel Quartet.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sloantown Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Cephas Sloan Sr.

November 25, 1923 - June 1, 2014

Cephas Sloan, Sr., went to be with the Lord in Paradise on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Born in Scott County, VA, he has resided most of his life in Kingsport. He was a graduate of Sullivan High School and East Tennessee State University. Cephas was retired from Tennessee Eastman after 40 years of service as a Senior Research Chemist. He was a member of Colonial Heights Christian Church. Cephas was very active in several area churches during his life (Glen Alpine UMC, Colonial Heights UMC, and Colonial Heights Christian Church.) He was a devoted family man.

Cephas was preceded in death by his son, Cephas Sloan, Jr.; parents, Harry and Maxie Sloan; in-laws, H.J. and Alice Gilliam; and brother-in-law, Audley Gilliam.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Frances G. Sloan; son, John Wesley Sloan and wife, Lisa; seven grandchildren, Scherry Bryant, Franci Sloan-Leu, Carolyn Sloan Chapman, Jennifer Sloan Prewitt, Cephas Sloan III, James Sloan, and Mary Katherine Sloan; three great-grandchildren, Emily Bryant, Bobby Bryant, and Tristan Chapman; two sisters, Ernestine Mongle, and Helen Taylor and husband, Russell; sister-in-law, Wanda Gillam; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. The service will follow at 7 p.m. with Phil Roberts, Minister, and Rev. J. Russell Taylor officiating.

The family will have a private entombment service. Pallbearers will be Patrick Leu, Doyle Morelock, Matthew Prewitt, Steve Belote, Steve Taylor, Brad Belote, and Carl Marcum.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sam Wiles, Dr. Tom Bulle, Don Royston, Dr. Richard Reed, Dr. William Hudson, Todd Dixon, Dr. Mike Winsor, Dr. David Guy, and Walt Turpening.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights Christian Church, 105 Meadow Lane, Kingsport, TN 37663.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Clara Mae (Dickenson) Sloan

(Taught in Hiltons Elem. School, Scott Co for 22 yrs.)

EAST STONE GAP, Va. — Clara Mae Dickenson Sloan, 101, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 14, 2009) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital.

Born in East Stone Gap, she was a graduate of East Stone Gap High School and Radford Teachers College. She was a caring and compassionate teacher in the Virginia school system for 42 years with 20 years of service in Wise County and 22 years at Hiltons Elementary School in Scott County. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Dave Sloan; her parents, Ella and C. H. Dickenson; and one sister, Ruth V. Dickenson.

She is survived by her sister, Ruby D. Gilly of East Stone Gap, and one niece, Mary Ruth Baskette and her husband, Ray, of Atlanta, Ga.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Brooks and the Rev. Bobby Hamilton officiating.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Dickenson, Gilbert Gilly, Billy Qualls, Jeff Rose, Johnny Slagle and Frankie Swinney.

Holding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Cora Marcelene (Carter) Sloan

Duffield, VA - Cora Marcelene Sloan, 73, Duffield, VA, our precious wife and mother went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 13, 2013. She always went above and beyond for her husband, children, and grandchildren, always putting their needs before her own. Our home and lives will never be the same but we have that hope and promise of meeting her again. We will meet you at home Mom.

Marcelene was born in Scott County, VA on December 5, 1940 to the late Charlie and Nina Barnette Carter. She was a member of Sloantown Community Church.

In addition to her parents, her daughter, Amy Sloan (2007) and brother David Carter preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Norman Sloan, Duffield, VA; daughter, Tammy Crigger and husband, Jeff Crigger, Rogersville, TN; son, Greg Sloan and wife, Sandra, Duffield, VA; grandchildren, Zack Sloan and wife, Brittany, Rogersville, TN; Haley Sloan, Church Hill, TN; and Jared Crigger, Rogersville, TN; sisters, Thelma Rhoton, Gate City, VA, Betty Roberts, Duffield, VA, Nell Bowen, Duffield, VA, Paulette Rains, Gate City, VA, and Brenda Gillenwater and husband, Larry, Kingsport, TN; brothers, James Carter and wife, Lorene , Gate City, VA and Wayne Carter and wife, Alice, Ft. Blackmore, VA; and special friends of Norman, Jim Bowlin and Harry McConnell; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Olen Sloan, Pastor Kevin Vincent, and Evangelist Pat Hammonds officiating. Jeff Crigger will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Carter Cemetery, Duffield, VA. Zack Sloan, Jared Crigger, Eddie Carter, Brad Carter, Bruce McMillan, and Brent Carter will serve as pallbearers. Larry Gillenwater, Wayne Carter, Ronald Sloan, and James Carter will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Cora Marcelene Sloan.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Delmer Clayton Sloan

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Delmer C. Sloan, 70, Bishoptown community, passed away Monday (Oct. 20, 2003) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.

Mr. Sloan was born in Scott County, Va., and had retired from the Kingsport Foundry. He was also of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Sloan was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Faye (Massengill) Sloan; sisters, Gilbreta Dillard, Lula Bell Falin, Marvena Tuck and Betty Sloan.

Surviving are his wife, Willma Sloan, of the home; children, Rickie Sloan and wife Trina, Kingsport, Brenda Spears and husband Terry, Gate City, Va., Eva Dingus and husband David, Gate City, Va., Tammy Bledsoe and husband Kenny, Blackwater, Va., Delmar Sloan Jr. and wife Margie, Kingsport, Penny Hammond and husband Richard, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Robert Fleenor, Amy Williams, Ryan Sloan, Andy Spears, Jarod David Dingus, Dakota Bledsoe, Kendra Hammond and Kaden Bledsoe; special grandchild, BJ; sisters, Helen Herrell, North Carolina, Pearl Coleman, Weber City, Va., Marie Arrington, Baltimore, Md.; brother, Willie Sloan, Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special niece, Bonnie Hoover; and many friends who loved him.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Officiating will be Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Jerry Hickman.

True Faith Quartet will provide the music.

Interment will be at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be L.C. Lane, Jimbo Pierson, Jack Tipton, Carl Tipton, Donald Perry, and Tommy Fisher.

Kingsport Times-News
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Emory V. Sloan

KINGSPORT - Emory V. Sloan, 83, of 209 Fedderson St., went to be with the Lord with his family by his side late Sunday evening ( Jan. 14, 2001 ) at his residence.

He was a native of Scott County (Clinchport) and an Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Sloan was retired from the steam plant at Holston Ordnance, and was a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church .

He was a kind, gentle man who always had a smile for everyone.

He loved his family and enjoyed being with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Hagan and Nellie Fair Sloan; granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Fletcher; grandson, Mark Evan Fletcher; sisters, Lou Annie Gamble and Nettie Larkins; and brothers, Earl, Echol, Hilton and Roy Sloan.

Surviving are his wife, Faye R. Sloan, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia (Pat) and Elder Fred Fletcher, and Diana and Robert (Bob) Davis, both of Kingsport; grandsons and wives, David and Penny Fletcher, and Tim and Pam Fletcher; step-grandsons and wife, Robert and Carolyn Davis, and Teicher Davis; great-grandchildren, Jake Fletcher, Brittany Davis and Linnea Fletcher; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Elder Fred Fletcher, Elder Gerald Hopkins, and Elder Bobby Williams officiating.

Music will be provided by the Sallys Chapel Quartet.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport .

Pallbearers will be Frank Gilliam, John Arnold, Paul Babb, Vandue Gamble, and Ricky Wells.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tracy Martin, Note Gamble, Ronald Sloan, Elmer Kindle, Paul Kindle, Coy Kindle, Dr. Richard Weed, Willie Peavler and Wendell Price.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glenna Jean (Falin) Sloan

KINGSPORT - Glenna Jean Sloan, 59, entered into rest on Thursday ( Oct. 30, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Mrs. Sloan was born in Scott County , Virginia on Feb. 21, 1944 , daughter of the late Clarence and Alpha Massengill Falin. She loved children and worked in the nursery of Lynn Garden Baptist Church where she was a member for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Harvey Sloan, two sisters, Zelma Falin and Elsie Butler and brothers, B.C., Ray and Levi Falin.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Linda Spears, Kingsport, Peggy Sloan, Kingsport, Donna and David Lyons, Duffield, Va., and Freda Sloan, Kingsport; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Melissa Sloan, Kingsport and Maverick Falin, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Brandy Smith, April, Heather and Brad Spears, David and Adam Lyons and Sheena Falin, special great-grandchild, Hailey Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.

Burial will follow the services at the Tate Family Cemetery in the Spear Ferry community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Henry "Jimmy" Sloan

Gate City, VA - Mr. James Henry "Jimmy" Sloan, 75, Gate City, VA passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Sloan was born in Scott County, VA on February 17, 1937 to the late John Douglas and Lovely Mae Hensley Sloan. He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He was a retired machine operator for Grief Bros. Co.

In addition to his parents, his mother-in-law, Geneva Falin Johnson; father-in-law, Elmer Johnson; sister-in-law, Inez Carter; and brothers-in-law, Billy Williams and Frank Hood preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, LaRue Johnson Sloan; daughters, Annette Sloan Parker of Weber City, VA and Anita Sloan of Gray, TN; twin sisters, Geree Hood Hilliard and husband Walt of Kingsport, TN and Geneve Williams of Kingsport, TN; brother, John Douglas "J.D" Sloan Jr. and wife Sandy of NC; grandchildren, Marcus Smith and fiancé Tabitha Dockery of Duffield, VA and Emily Parker of Weber City, VA; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Norman and Bobbie Bishop; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Carl Gibson officiating. Natural Tunnel Church Singers will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA, conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA, assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Marcus Smith, Larry Max Wilson, Dennis Parker, Gary Walters, Jimmy Calhoun, Ricky Calhoun, Teddy Parker, and Walt Hilliard will serve as pallbearers. Norman Bishop, Shannon Bishop, David Frank, Audie Rhoton, J.R. Gibson, and Roy Baker will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to extend special appreciation to Shannon and Shawne Bishop for their love and care of Mr. Sloan.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jimmy Sloan.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

John Harvey Sloan

KINGSPORT - John Harvey Sloan, 77, entered into rest on Monday ( Oct. 23, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mr. Sloan was born in Scott County, Va. on March 12, 1923 , a son of the late Patton and Birdie Williams Sloan.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four sisters, Lula, Rosie, Ester Sloan and Sis Williams; and two brothers, J.H. and Jake Sloan.

Surviving are his wife, Glenna Falin Sloan, Kingsport; four daughters and son-in-law, Linda Speers, Church Hill, Freda Sloan, Kingsport, Donna and David Lyons, Duffield, Va., and Peggy Sloan, Kingsport; two sons, John H. Sloan Jr., Bristol, Tenn., and Robert Sloan, Kinsgport; one sister, Donie Sloan, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.

Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith.

Burial will follow the service in Tate Cemetery , Clinchport , Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane  

Kenneth E. Sloan

DAYTON, Ohio - Kenneth E. Sloan, went to be with the Lord Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Miami Valley Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jamie and Bessie (Barnett) Sloan. He was the grandson of the late Rev. Billy Barnett and Cora Wade Barnett and was raised in the Purchase community of Scott County, Va.

He was a member of Northridge Free Will Baptist Church and sang with the New Jerusalem Quartet for many years.

Surviving are his loving wife of 44 1/2 years, Jean (Williams) Sloan, formerly of the Yuma community, Gate City, Va.; his children, Karen Jean Smyth and Robert Scott Sloan; and grandchildren, Courtney Smith and Michael Eldridge; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby Jean and Joe Vleck and Carolyn and Wayne Hardin; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Bonnie Sloan; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Bridgette Lewis as well as many church friends.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Northridge Free Will Baptist Church, 4800 Payne Ave., Dayton, Ohio with Pastors Tim Hamilton and Tony Casada officiating.

Interment will be in the Valley View Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Dayton.

The family is being served by Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, Ohio.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Lena Sloan

WEBER CITY - Mrs. Lena Sloan, age 84, of Weber City, died at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va., at 2 p.m. Wednesday [11/7/1973] after an extended illness.

She was a Baptist and the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Rhoten Sloan.

Survivor is one son, Clint Miller of Weber City.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

(Lena Sloan m. Canaro Vance Miller in Scott Co on 8/29/1908)

KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Ofa M. (Bryant) Sloan

Mrs. Ofa M. Sloan, 88, Kingsport, TN passed away, Saturday, December 25, 2010 at the Elmcroft Assisted Living, Kingsport, TN.

Mrs. Sloan was born in Appalachia, VA on March 10, 1922, the daughter of the late Charlie and Callie Bryant.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Burley Sloan, and brothers, Ernest and Charlie Bryant preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, H. Lewis Sloan, Fall Branch, TN and Marlin Sloan and wife, Karen, Clemmons, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer Conway and husband, Paul, Amanda Sloan, and Brent Sloan; great grandchildren, Preston and Lyndsey Conway; brothers, Cecil Bryant and wife, Dottie, McLean, VA and Donald Bryant, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Olen Sloan officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at the Sloan Town Community Cemetery.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ofa M. Sloan.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Rosa Ellen (Barnett) Sloan

Rosa Ellen Sloan , 92, Kingsport, died Friday ( Feb. 6, 1998 ) at the home of a niece after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , Mrs. Sloan had lived in Kingsport the last several years. She was a true born-again Christian and attended Springdale Baptist Church after moving to Kingsport . She was a blessing to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Sloan ; an infant son; her parents, Thomas E. and Isabelle Duncan Barnett; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are a brother, Luther Barnett, Kingsport ; two sisters, Ora Rhoton and Mrs. Denver (Cora Nell) Miller, both of Kingsport ; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

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

Burial will be in the Hammond-Jones Cemetery, Clinchport, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alice (Dooley) Sluss

DUNGANNON, Va. - Alice Dooley Sluss, 84, Route 1, Dungannon, Va., died Sunday (April 10, 1994) at Indian Path Medical Cen­ter after a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, was a homemaker and attended Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Arnold Sluss; one son, Dale Edward Sluss; her parents, William and Savanah Sluss Dooley.

Surviving are one son, Charles W. Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; one grandson and two great-grandchil­dren; two sisters, Edna Dooley Lu­cas and Malva Trivett, both of Dungannon, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dungannon

Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Collins and the Rev. Marty Puckett officiating.

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

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in the Sluss Ceme­tery, Dungannon, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

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Benjamin Franklin Sluss

DUNGANNON, Va. - Ben Franklin Sluss, 58, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many passed away unexpectedly Wednesday ( March 7, 2007 ) following an automobile accident on his farm.

Born in Coeburn , Va. , on July 10, 1948 , he was a son of the late Charles Ballard Sluss, Sr. and Lois Sweeney Sluss.

Ben enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren that he dearly loved.

He retired from Mini-Fibers as a supervisor with twenty-five years of service.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Estelle "Tabby" Richmond ; and a brother, Oscar Fred Sluss; mother-in-law, Juanita Combs; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Sluss; and brother-in-law, William Campbell preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years Frieda Combs Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; three children, Edward Sluss and wife, Rebecca, Nickelsville, Va., Sherry Robinson and husband, Greg, Dungannon, Va. and Jason Sluss and wife, Darcy, Dungannon, Va.; grandchildren, Tiffanie Epperson and husband, Larry, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Garrett and Raven Sluss, Nickelsville, Va., Taneisha and Courtney Wallen, Dungannon, Va., Sierra Ingraham, Dungannon, Va., Joey Parks, that Ben considered his grandson, Kurt Taylor, Cecilia and Conner Godsey, all of Nickelsville, Va., and Kiana Epperson, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; father-in-law, Jack Combs, Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Hershel Sluss, Castlewood, Va., Mack Sluss and wife, Mary, Nickelsville, Va., Don Sluss and wife, Lizzie, Dungannon, Va. and Charles Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; sisters, Margaret Meade and husband, Jack, Nickelsville, Va., Virginia Campbell, Nickelsville, Va. and Brenda Jessee and Jerry Strong, Dungannon, Va.; sisters-in-law, Frances Davidson and husband, John, Dungannon, Va., Jackie Salyers and husband, Mac, Nickelsville, Va. and Myra Hammonds, and husband, Lowell, Nickelsville, Va.; his much loved uncle, John Sweeney, Dungannon, Va.; two very special nephews, Jimmy Sergent, Dungannon, Va. and Jesse Sergent and wife, Sue, Dungannon, Va.; and several other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. , Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Walter Taylor, the Rev. Steve Collins and the Rev. Richie Neese officiating.

The Taylor family, The Holder family and organist, Susan Adkins will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Ben Sluss Memorial Cemetery , Dungannon , Va.

Clifford Powers, Wilburn Edwards, Joey Parks, Garrett Sluss, Jimmy Sergent, Jesse Sergent, Bobby Osborne, Kenneth Sluss and Doug Powers will serve as pallbearers.

His co-workers of Mini-Fibers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Buford L. Sluss

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Buford L. Sluss, 73, passed away Thursday ( Sept. 2, 2004 ) at Brian Center in Weber City , Va.

He was born in Scott County , Va. , on May 11, 1931 and was the son of the late Cyrus and Virgie Hartsock Sluss. He was retired from VA State Correctional System with 25 years of service. Buford loved his family, farming, and his dog, Blackie.

Mr. Sluss was a member of First Baptist Church of Nickelsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Salyer.

Surviving are his wife, Joann Collier Sluss of the home; son, Wayne Eugene Sluss, Nickelsville, Va.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Gaynell) Hartsock, Mrs. Ballard (Edith) Meade, all of Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, Bruce Sluss and Bobby Sluss, both of Nickelsville, Va.; uncle, Lonnie Hartsock, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Music will be provided by Jack Troutman.

Graveside services will be Monday at 12 noon at American Legion Cemetery , Big Stone Gap, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In memory of Mr. Sluss, contributions may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 or First Baptist Church , P.O. Box 192 , Nickelsville , Va. 24271 .

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Brian Center and Indian Path Hospital for their loving care.

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles W. "Bear" Sluss

DUNGANNON, Va. - Charles "Bear" Sluss, 66, passed away Wednesday (April 28, 2004) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., a son of the late Nathan Arnold Sluss and Alice Dooley Sluss.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Edward Sluss.

He was a farmer and loved to help other people with their farming. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Kerns Sluss, of the home; stepdaughter and husband, Bambi and Billy Bowen, Rye Cove, Va.; special aunt, Edna Lucas, Dungannon; special cousin, Judy Blevins, Dungannon; nephew and wife, Donnie Wayne and Deanna Sluss, Kingsport.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church, Dungannon, Va., and anytime at the residence of Judy Blevins.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. Walter Taylor and the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sluss Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Ancil Sluss

Dungannon, VA - Claude Ancil Sluss, 75, Dungannon, VA passed away, Monday, February 17, 2014 at Holston Manor, Kingsport, TN.

Claude was born in Scott County, VA on December 10. 1938. He was the son of the late Clarence William and Myrtle Jane Ramsey Sluss.

In addition to his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Nettie and W.M. (Jr.) Lane preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Narnie Lane Sluss, Dungannon, VA; daughters, Melissa Wild and husband, Dana, Knoxville, TN, Julie Sluss and Rickey Dooley, Dungannon, VA, Annette Graham, Nickelsville, VA, and Tammy Hughes, Dungannon, VA; son, Tony Sluss and wife, Linda, Sophia, NC; grandchildren, special little buddy, Jacob Dooley, Chris Wild, Adam Sluss, Glenn Talbert, Kristin Graham, Brittany Graham, Shawn Hughes, and Misty Fawler; several great grandchildren; sisters, Linda Pritchard, Dungannon, VA and Dorothy Nickles and husband, Roy, Weber City, VA; brother, Rev. Elwood Sluss and wife, Margaret, Gas City, IN; several other special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at Sabre Chapel Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m., Friday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Claude Ancil Sluss.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

David Floyd Sluss

David Floyd Sluss, 81, of Church Hill went home to be with the Lord Monday September 19, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

David worked 22 years for General Shale Brick and Block and retired from AFG Glass after 21 years of service. He served as Chief of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department for 5 years. After retirement he worked for the Kingsport Police Department in their volunteer services for approximately 4 years. David was a member and usher at Christian Life Center Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mae Sweeney Sluss; sisters, Nettie Lane and Lucretia Sexton; brother, Warren Sluss.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances Williams Sluss of Church Hill, TN; his daughter, Dale Sluss Greever (Otis) of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Charlie David Greever (Stephanie) of Morgantown, WVA and James Keith Greever (Christi) of Kingsport; five great grandchildren, Marcus David Greever, Rebecca Dale Greever, Jordan Nathanial Greever, Andrew Isaiah Greever and Matthew Charlie Greever; half brothers, Johnny Sluss of Nickelsville, VA and Kenneth Sluss of Nicklesville, VA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Tuesday September 20, 2011 at Christian Life Center, 2401 N. John B. Dennis Hwy, Kingsport.

A service will follow at 7 pm at the church with Pastor Keith Barker officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob Heath, John Perry, Mike Street, Larry Boggs, Marcus Greever, Jordan Greever and Andrew Greever. Honorary pallbearers will be James Boggs, Fred Harvey, William McDuff, Gary Stidham and Zach Stidham.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

     Lonnie Garland “Jargo” Sluss

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Lonnie Garland (Jargo) Sluss, 74, Route 1, Dungannon, Va., died at 8 p.m. Saturday [6/1/1985] at his resi­dence of an apparent heart at­tack.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., he attended Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church.  He was a retired miner and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Babb Sluss; two half-sis­ters, Mrs. Pauline Corder, Dungannon, Va,, and Mrs. Lucille Cagle, Sugar Tree, Tenn.; three half-brothers, George Lane, Claude W. Lane and Cline C. Lane, all of Dungannon, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with The Rev. Wrightly Salling and The Rev. Walker Darnell officiating.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Monday, June 3, 1985

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

Luther Sluss

DUNGANNON, Va. - Luther Sluss, 80, entered into rest Thursday (Nov. 1, 2001) at the Wexford House

He was born Feb. 1, 1921 in Scott County, Va. to the late Noah and Nancy Flanary Sluss Hall.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one half-brother, Wilson Sluss; three half-sisters, Nellie Lane, Mary Lane and Sally Begley.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Lee Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Jim Taylor, Church Hill and Sherri and John Bralley, Ocala, Fla.; grandson, Stacy Luther Strong, Gate City, Va.; step grandchildren, Rick Taylor, Randy Taylor, Patti Davidson and Erika Bralley; and a host of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cassells Chapel Church, Dungannon, Va. with Rev. Rick Mullins and two friends, Sam Brickey and Dale Hall.

Music will be provided by Shelby Greear.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. prior to the service.

Burial will follow the service in the Osborne and Bush Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.

Pallbearers will be Sam Brickey, Dale Hall, Rick Taylor, James Mann, Sam Hyman, Jim Taylor.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Floyd Osborne, Dayton Sluss, Noah Tom Sluss, Monroe Blevins, Paul Dingus, George Bevins and Darrell Dockery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mable Sue (Dixon) Sluss

Nickelsville, VA - Mable Sue Dixon Sluss, 74, of Nickelsville, VA, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 at her home. She was born in Scott County, VA on December 16, 1937 to the late Janie and George Dixon.

She was preceded in death by mother, Janie Kilgore Dixon, her father, George Dixon and niece, Dawn Martin.

Survivors are her husband Jay Sluss of Nickelsville, VA., sons, Randal Sluss and wife Kimberly, Ryan Sluss and wife Tammy, brothers, Don Dixon and friend Jean, Buddy Dixon and wife Ann, Granddaughters, Lydia Sluss, Jasmine Davis, Katie Sluss and Whitney Arnold, grandson, Brandon Dodson, nephews, Michael Dixon and wife Tammy and Dwight Dixon and wife Susan, nieces, Debra Dixon Doss and husband Gary, Diane Dixon Plott and husband Jonathan and Donna Dixon, aunt, Etta Baker, and friends, Loretta, Lois, Louise, Charlene, Thomas and Ruth.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Collins officiating. David and Debbie Easterling will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 29, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the funeral home to go in procession.

The Sluss family would like to send special thanks to Advance Care, Mountain Regional Hospice, Meals of Love, Ed and Peggy Seibert and Shirley Elam. Thanks go out to friends in the community.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sue Sluss.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul James Sluss Jr.

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Paul Sluss Jr., 57, entered into rest Monday (Aug. 30, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 24, 1947 to the late James Paul Sluss Sr., and Rhoda Lillian Sluss.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Strong.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Sluss, Nickelsville, Va.; two daughters, Leanna Castle, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Melissa and husband, Travis Maxfield, Castlewood, Va.; two sons, James Fred Sluss, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Teddy Hileman, Coeburn, Va.; one granddaughter, Brenda Castle, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Gethsemane Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corder Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. The family will meet at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Taylor, Terry Meade, Wade White, Preston White, Allen Addington, Jim Culbertson, Curtis Culbertson, Bob Elliott, Jim Delanno, Wayne Cress, Greg Hensley and Dale Knuckles.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Lee (Skeen) Caldwell Sluss

SMITHFIELD, Va. - Virginia Lee Skeen Sluss, 82, of John Rolfe Drive, entered into rest Friday ( March 28, 2003 ) in Obici Hospital , Suffolk , Va.

Born Sept. 29, 1920 to the late William McKinley and Myrtle Porter Skeen. She was a native of Scott County and a homemaker.

Mrs. Sluss was a member of Meade's Chapel Baptist Church, Nickelsville, Va. , but had recently attended Smithfield Baptist Church .

Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn C. Burke, Smithfield, Va.; a brother, Fred G. Skeen, Church Hill, Tenn.; a niece, Shelby S. Thompson, Wise County, Va.; and three nephews, Richard G. Skeen, Tennessee, Bobby and Wayne Skeen both of Wise County, Va.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Skeen Family Cemetery , Nickelsville , Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Isle of Wright Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 97 , Smithfield , Va. 23431–0097 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Warren Harding Sluss

SUMTER, S.C. - Warren Harding Sluss, 78, Sumter, S.C., entered into rest Friday (Oct. 27, 2000) at Dorn V.A. Hospital in Columbia, S.C.

Born in Dungannon, Va. on April 12, 1922, he was the son of the late James and Mae Sweeney Sluss.

Mr. Sluss was retired from the USAF and a veteran of World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. He was affiliated with the Sumter County Fair for 25 years, an officer of the Pee Dee Log Rollers, member of the Woodman of the World, American Legion Post 15, AFGE Local 1872 and DAV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Warren Harding Sluss Jr.

Surviving Mr. Sluss is his wife, Evelyn Stallard Sluss, Sumter, S.C.; two daughters, Dorothy Kirby and Debbie Geddings, both of Sumter, S.C.; one son, Walter Sluss, Columbia, S.C.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, David F. Sluss, Church Hill; two half brothers, Kenneth Sluss, Gate City, Va., and John L. Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Monday (Oct. 30, 2000) at Bethel Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C.

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 Juanita S. Falin Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Roberts officiating. Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sweeney Cemetery in Dungannon, Va. by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Corporal William Ray Sluss  

Corporal William Ray Sluss - POW/MIA Korean War – Scott County, VA

Memorial Services for Corporal William Ray Sluss of Scott County, VA will be held Saturday February 18, 2012 at Gate City Funeral Home in Gate City, Va. At 12:00 p.m.

Cpl. Sluss was born in Scott County, VA on August 2, 1929 to Otis and Zola Sluss.

He enlisted in the United States Army when he was 17 years of age. He served our country in the Korean War. He was taken prisoner on November 30, 1950 and passed away on April 30, 1951 in a POW camp in North Korea. His family was notified of his death in 1954. Recovery missions recovered Ray in 2007. He has now been returned to his home of Scott County, VA. He will receive Full Military Honors at a Memorial Service to be held in his honor at Gate City Funeral Home in Gate City, VA.

Others in Ray's family, who have passed away, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Virginia Vermillion and special uncle and aunt, Silas and Ann Fugate.

Survivors include sister, Buena Jester of Indianapolis, IN, brother, Lincoln Powers of Nickelsville, VA, nephews, randy Jester, Ronald Jester, Chris Powers and James Powers, nieces, Barbara King, Jan Baker, Cathy Kilgore, Ginger Joseph, Sharon Henry, Lisa McCormack and Jewell Kilgore, several great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12: p.m. at Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be held in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel at 12:00 p.m. The music will be provided by Jamie Broadwater, Crawford Crossing and Trey Hensley.

Military Graveside Services will be immediately following at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA with Military Funeral Honors Team of Ft. Lee and American Legion Hammond Post #3 Kingsport, TN as well as Post #265 of Gate City, Va. Flag Line will be provided by Patriot Guard Riders.

Gate City Funeral Home is humbly honored to serve the family of Corporal William Ray Sluss.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Wilson I. Sluss

DUNGANNON, Va. -- Wilson I. Sluss, 77, died Saturday ( Sept. 29, 1990 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

He was retired from Clinchfield Railroad Co. bridge crew.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church , Dungannon , Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Grace Dooley Sluss; his parents, Noah and Nannie Baldwin Sluss.

Surviving are one son, Noah T. Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; six daughters, Mrs. Claude (Jean) Lane and Lulia Belle Sluss, both of Dungannon, Va., Alice Baldridge, Mrs. Billy (Willodean) Osborne, and Mrs. Danny (Bonnie) Branham, all of Defiance, Ohio and Mrs. Sherle (Doris) Ashworth, Paulding, Ohio; one brother, Luther Sluss, Dungannon, Va.; two sisters, Mary Lane, Dungannon, Va. and Nellie Layne, Nickelsville, Va.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church with Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Kilgore officiating.

Burial will be in the Sluss Cemetery , Dungannon , Va.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, September 30, 1990)

(Note that Wilson 's mother was listed as a Baldwin, rather than a Lane)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mary Belle (Good) Smalling

KINGSPORT — Mary B. Smalling, 86, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday, (Oct. 13, 2007), at Brookhaven Manor.

Mary B. was born April 7, 1921, in Clinchport, Va., a daughter of the late William and Viola Good and had resided in Kingsport since 1938.

She was a homemaker, a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. Her hobbies included reading and sewing. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Denny Smalling, Jr.; a brother, Bill Good; one sister, Ethel Gamble; and great-grandson, Jeffrey Smalling.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon Simpson and her husband, Clarence of Homer, Ga.; three sons, Tom Smalling and his wife, Gay Nell, John Mark Smalling, all of Kingsport, Phil Smalling and his wife, Paula of Boone, N.C.; grandchildren, Curt Smalling, Greg Smalling, Tamara Smalling; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Eve, Seth and Noah Smalling; step-grandchildren, John, Tod and Mark Simpson; step great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Braxton, Sadie, Pollie, Madison and Eston Simpson; two brothers Jack and Joe Good, of Weber City, Va.; three sisters, Frances Bays, of Kingsport, Mildred "Tudy" Trice of Fredricksburg, Va., Carol Gray, of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Roy Graves officiating.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 12 noon at East Lawn Memorial Park, family and friends are asked to assemble at graveside by 11:45 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Shuler, Buster and Johnny Christian, R.C. Sykes, Keith and Edgar Gamble, Buddy Rigsby and Skip Tester.

Mary B. was loved by all who knew her. She had many wonderful caregivers. A special thank you to all at The Place, Brookhaven Manor and to Tammy Kendrick and Amedisys Hospice nurses, especially, Earlene Haynes and Sandra Nadeau.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast Tenn. Southwest Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Denny Smalling Jr.

KINGSPORT — Thomas Denny Smalling, 82, went to be with the Lord Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Wexford House after a lengthy illness.
Denny was born July 15, 1917 in Big Stone Gap, Va. to the late Thomas and Kate Mahan Smalling. Denny was a veteran having served with the United States Army in World War II. He retired from Eastman after 33 years and seven years at Meade Corp.
Denny served the Lord as a deacon at Sunnyside Baptist Church, where he was a member and at the time of his death he was an honorary deacon and also served the Lord as a deacon at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Denny was a faithful servant of the Lord. He loved singing and sang in the church choir and several quartets. He loved his church and took great pleasure in helping others. He was a kind, sincere, and devoted man whose smiling face brought joy to those he touched. Denny was an avid bird watcher, gardener and baseball fan.
In addition to his parents, Denny was preceded in death by his sisters, Maxie Hill and Gertrude Welch; two brothers, Carl and Harold Smalling; and a great-grandson, Jeffrey Smalling.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Belle Good Smalling, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and her husband, Clarence Simpson; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom Smalling and his wife, Gay Nell, Phil Smalling and his wife, Paula and John Smalling; grandchildren, Curt, Greg Smalling and Tamara Rhoades; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Eve and Seth Smalling; step-grandchildren, John, Tod and Mark Simpson; and step great-grandchild, McKenzie Simpson.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence 342 Cooks Valley Road, Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Jack Parrot and the Rev. Avery Nichols officiating.
Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Buster Christian, Raymond Hammonds, Eugene Snapp, Buddy Rigsby, Pete Shuler and Billy Glen ‘‘Skip’’ Tester.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Christian, R. C. Sykes, Mike McCrary and Bert Gaines.
The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Sunnyside Baptist Church Building Fund, 406 Cooks Valley Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Donald Lee Smallwood

HILTONS, Va. — Donald Lee Smallwood, 66, went to be with the Lord, while in his sleep, on Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2007) at his residence.

He was born in Hiltons, Va., on Oct. 22, 1940, the son of the late Robert Lee Smallwood and Della Mae Vineyard Smallwood. Donald was a 1962 graduate of Gate City High School, attended University of Tennessee, then transferred and received a bachelor degree and a Professional Engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati. Early in his youth, he built his own Ham Radio station, K4UNZ, and operated it for several years. He served on the Governor Board for exceptional children in Kentucky.

Donald had worked for the Xomox Company in Ohio, and was the chief engineer of the developing of the containment system for nuclear power plants on the national and international level and held a patent on the vapor recovery systems for gas.

He was a member of Kentucky Grand Lodge No.949, served as Master Mason of Florence Lodge in Florence, Ky., and was a member of Eastern Star Rosebud Lodge in Covington, Ky.

Mr. Smallwood was a member of Browders Chapel Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Natoka Lee Smallwood.

Surviving are his wife, Ellaweis Davis Smallwood; sister, Pauline Litton, Kingsport; brother, W. Bruce Smallwood, Hiltons, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the fellowship hall of Browders Chapel Church from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Calling hours will be on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Browders Chapel Church with Rev. Kyle Falin officiating. The church singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will follow at the Vineyard Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ballard Earl Smiley

KINGSPORT - Ballard "Smiley" Earl Smiley, 69, a loving husband and father went to be with his Lord Tuesday (June 18, 2002) after an extended illness.

Smiley was born in Greene County, Tenn., a son of the late Pierce and Cora Estep Smiley. He was a member of the Way of Life Baptist Church.

He was retired from the Tire Center Inc., where he worked as off the road tire specialist. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Smiley.

Smiley is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Mellons Smiley, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Mark Lee, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Linda Smiley, Kingsport; one beloved granddaughter, Tasha Smiley, Kingsport; one stepgranddaughter, Christy Gardner, Kingsport; one stepgrandson, Jonathon Quillian, Kingsport; one stepgreat-grandson, Landon Gardner, Kingsport; and a sister, Eula Bell, California.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Gibson and the Rev. Roy Leedy officiating.

Family and friends will meet for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday in East Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of Prayer.

The family would like to express their thanks to Hospice Care of Wellmont for their help and support.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Alla Blanche (Parks) Smith

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Alla Blanche Parks Smith, 92, Route 2, died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weber City, Va., after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 18, 1906, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Lillie Mae Grigsby Parks. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Smith was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. (Bill) Smith ; a daughter, Loretta Muriel Smith ; three sons, Charlie M. Smith, Eugene Smith, James Harold Smith; one daughter-in-law; one son-in-law; and five brothers.

Surviving are a daughter, Mildred Williams, Nickelsville, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Ann Smith Jr., Nickelsville, Va.; two daughters-in-law, Myrtle Smith , Nickelsville, Va., and Velma Smith, Weber City, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. J.B. (Marie) Fugate, Nickelsville, Va. and Maudie Jennings, Manchester, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Mildred Williams, (Big Moccasin community).

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. G.W. White officiating. The Smith Trio will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nuten Salyer Jr., Richard Smith, Doyle Smith, Danny Parks, Greg Parks, Bob Parks, Kevin Smallwood and Mark Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard McConnell, George Francisco, Zane Parks and J.B. Fugate.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Lee (Flanary) Smith

GATE CITY -- Mrs. Anna Lee Flanary Smith, 61, who died Monday [4/2/1973] in Naples, Fla., had a number of relatives in Scott County.

Among them are: aunts, Misses Effie and Nancy Flanary, both of Gate City Route 1; Mrs. Annis Stone, Rye Cove, and Mrs. K. B. Lytle, East Stone Gap; an uncle, E. M. Craft, Gate City Route 1; and a cousin, Mrs. Joyce Flannery, Clinchport.

Warren Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Lee Flanary Smith will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Warren Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Paul Lane.  Interment will follow in the Flanary family cemetery.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Warren Funeral Home in charge.

Kingsport News, Wednesday, April 4, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Angeline (Broadwater) Smith

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Angeline Broadwater Smith, 79, Nickelsville, Va. passed away, Monday, (July 25, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Miss Ann was born in Scott County, Va. on April 19, 1932, the daughter of the late Robert Jefferson Broadwater and Etta Fay Hilton Broadwater. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, "Nan" and friend. She loved sewing, refinishing furniture, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, her sister, Reba Castle; and brothers, Garland, Aus, and Kenneth Broadwater; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Blanche Smith preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, W.H. Smith, Jr., Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Lavaughn Smith Smallwood, Nickelsville, Va.; son, Allen Smith and wife, Mary Ann, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Rachel Smith, Church Hill, Tenn., Austin Smith, Nickelsville, Va., Kesha Gibson and husband, Shane, Nickelsville, and Rochelle Smith, Kingsport; great grandchildren, Phoenix Hunter, Alivia and Gracie Gibson, and Gage Johnson; sister, Marie Grigsby, Nickelsville, Va.; brother, Lowell Broadwater and wife, Peggy, Nickelsville, Va.; sister-in-law and dearest friend, Mildred Williams Rasnick, and sister-in-law, Velma Smith; along with several nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Allen Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. G.W. White officiating. A eulogy will be given by Thomas Hillman. Mike and Kay Elliott and Rita Quillen will provide the music.

Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Gabriel Parks, Ricky Parks, Shane Gibson, Kevin Smallwood, Austin Smith, David Parks, and Andy Harris will serve as pallbearers. Zane Parks, James Perry, Scott Stallard, Lowell Broadwater, and Danny Parks will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, Va. 22030.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Mae (Strong) Smith

KINGSPORT - Anna Mae Strong Smith, 95, passed away Thursday ( Sept. 21, 2000 ) at Hillside Manor Health Care Center .

Mrs. Smith was born May 30, 1905 in Wise County, Va.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle M. Smith Sr.; and sons, Kyle M. Smith Jr., and Rondal A. Smith.

Surviving are two sons, Fred H. Smith and wife, Florence, Morristown, Beldon Smith and wife, Juanita, Jacksonville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park with Dr. Beldon Smith and Fred H. Smith officiating.

Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:20 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Archie Smith

KINGSPORT - Archie Smith , 77, 305 DeNeen Lane, died Monday (March 13, 2000) at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born in Hawkins County and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1950. He was a charter member of Bellmont Baptist Church. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army, Hq. Battery 113 AAA Group during World War II and 18 years in active reserve. He participated in the Normandy Battle and Battle of the Bulge receiving the American Theater Ribbon and the European-African-Middle Theater Ribbon with 5 bronze stars. He was owner and operator of S & S Garage in Kingsport from 1957 to 1976 and Trifty Servicenter at the Airport from 1976-1997. Mr. Smith brought the Thrifty Car Rental Franchise into the area. He was a life time member of Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Walter and Cora Caldwell Smith ; his first wife, Constance Inez Jones; one brother, Allie Joseph Smith ; one sister, Myrtle Smith Clemons; and a nephew, Alan Lyons Smith .

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Davidson Smith , Kingsport; three daughters and sons-in-law, Theia and Walter Hulse, Brenda Cheryle Davis, both of Kingsport, Pamela and Chuck Weatherford, Overland Park, Kan.; three sons, Colin David Smith , of the home, Kevin Wayne Smith , Duluth, Ga. and Brian Paul Smith , Hixon, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Tara Hulse McMurray, Tracy Nicole Hulse, Shannon Eric Davis and Jeremy Ryan Davis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Edward E. Jones, Kingsport, Lois and John Patterson, Surgoinsville, Shirley and Gerald Frazier, Church Hill; two brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Lyons and Opal Smith , Blountville, Gerald and Priscilla Smith , Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Olen Cassell and the Rev. Lyons Smith officiating.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No 3382 of the V.F.W.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Kingsport and Hawkins Chapter, 501 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Arthur M. Smith Jr.

(Arthur M. Smith Sr was born abt 1896 in Hiltons, son of John W. and Laura M. (Osborne) Smith.)

KINGSPORT - A.M. Smith, Jr. 81, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday morning, (April 23, 2007), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon for a number of years. He had also served the Lord in the church choir, local ministries, and on international mission trips. Mr. Smith retired from Mead Paper Corporation following 48 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II on the USS Wilkes-Barre Ship CL-103 which was present in Tokyo Bay during the signing of the peace treaty with Japan. He was a Past Master of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688.

His parents, Arthur M. Smith Sr. and Gladys Smith; a brother John W. Smith; and two sisters, Ruth Gilliam and Nellie Johnson, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Smith, Kingsport; four daughters, Sharon Smith, Knoxville, Kathey Haynes, Kingsport, Brenda Jones and husband, Darryl, Kingsport, Denise Bruner, Kingsport; two sons, Steve H. Smith, North Carolina, Paul Bruner Sr. and wife, Tammy, Kingsport; six grandchildren, Hillary Smith, Kelley Goins, Timmy Haynes, Paul Bruner Jr, Emily Bruner, and Ryan Jones; two sisters, Mildred Rutledge and husband, George, Kingsport, and Mable Jennings, Kingsport; a special nephew, Scott Johnson and wife, Margaret, Las Vegas, Nev.; several other nieces and nephews; and five loving dogs, Chance, Zorro, Winston, Dirty Hairey, and Trixie Montie.

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

Funeral services will follow Wednesday at the funeral home with a Masonic Service by Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 beginning at 8 p.m. Rev. T. Richard Harris and Dr. Frank Crawford will officiate.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with military rites by American Legion Post No. 3/265. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45.

Pallbearers will be Paul Bruner Sr, Paul Bruner Jr., Darryl Jones, C.B. Shanks, Cliff Simpson, and Timmy Haynes.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Rutledge, Don Jennings, Larry Gilliam, Clarence Daugherty, and Joel Calloway.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Fund, Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 3217, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or Humane Society of Greater Kingsport, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of A.M. Smith, Jr.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Arvil Lee Smith

GATE CITY -- Arvil Lee Smith, 34, of Route 4, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 12:45 Wednesday [June 4, 1980] following a lingering illness.

He was a life-long resident of Scott County and a Baptist.  He was employed by AFG Industries in the Kingsport plant.

He is survived by his wife, Idania Grizzle Smith, Gate City; his parents, John C. and Pauline Peters Smith, Gate City; his maternal grandparents, Lucian T. and Pheba Peters, Gate City; one brother, Jerry R. Smith, Church Hill.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Doyle Collier officiating.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, June 5, 1980
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Billy Wayne Smith

STICKLEYVILLE, Va. - Billy Wayne Smith, 55, died Sunday ( June 2, 2002 ) at his residence after an illness.

Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late Doyle and Edith Ward Smith, and was a retired warehouseman with Central Supply Company.

Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley Lane Smith of Stickleyville; daughters, Christina Smith of the home, and Nancy (Brian) Smith of Duffield, Va.; son, Billy Joe Dillowe of the home; sister, Shirley (Jerry) Brown of Jonesville, Va.; brother, Howard (Ursula) Smith of Kingsport; special cousin, Tommy (Sharon) Smith of Stickleyville; grandchildren, Bradley James Smith and Brandon Michael Smith; a host of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, Pastor Bo Stewart and Mr. Don Fleenor officiating.

Music will be provided by Pastor Bo Stewart and Nancy Garrett.

Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ward Cemetery in Stickleyville. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Smith, Jim Lane , Mark Byington, James M. Lane , Cody Grey, Orbin Lane , Robbie Barnett and Matthew Lane .

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Smith, Billy Wayne Young, Leroy Dean, Gary Bush and Michael Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Shirley Smith, Route 1 Box 157A, Duffield, Va. 24244 or to the college fund for Christina Smith, c/o Farmers & Miners Bank, 403 W. Morgan Ave., Pennington Gap, Va. 24277.

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Blanche N. (Lane) Smith

Blanche Lane Smith, 74, 1105 Watauga St., Kingsport, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday [Mar. 11, 1986]] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of the Rye Cove area of Scott County, Va., she came to Kingsport in 1929. She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and active during many years illness in the United Methodist Women.

She was formerly on active teacher in the children's department at the church and in working with children in the Kingsport District and Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church ..

She was a member of Liberty Chapter #198 Order of the Eastern Star.·

Surviving are her husband, Holiday H. Smith, Kingsport; one daughter, Betsy Smith Valentini, Nashville; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Viola Good, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Claudia Sams, Elizabethton, Mrs. Lois Douglas, Las Vegas, Nev. and Mrs. Betty Guy, San Carlos, Calif.; one brother, Marion Lane, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Norman C. Wilhoit officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mernorials gjfts may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, East Tennessee Chapter, Homberg Building-Suite 35, 5410 Homberg Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919 or McConnell Scholarship Foundation, Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn.

(Kingsport Times-News, Wed., Mar. 12, 1986)

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Bonnie R. (Addington) Thomason Smith

Mrs. Elmo Y. Smith, 52, Cliffview Drive, died unexpectedly at 12:05 a m. Friday [7/13/1962] while visiting relatives in Savannah, Ga.

Mrs. Smith was born and spent most of her life in Scott County, Va. She had lived in Sullivan County the last six years, and she and her husband operated a shoe store in Kingsport. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are: her husband; a daughter, Miss Faye V. Thomason, Kingsport; two brothers, Henry Addington, Fall Branch, and Conley Addington, Coral Gables, Fla.; and two step-sons, Sgt. Eugene A. Smith, Hunter Air Force Base, Ga., and Charles E. Smith, Kingsport.

The body is being returned to Kingsport by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

 

Kingsport News, Saturday, July 14, 1962

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles E. Smith

ELIZABETHTON - Charles E. "Charlie" Smith, 76, 1502 Siam Rd., Elizabethton, died at his residence on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2006) after a brief illness.

A native of Washington County, Va., he was the son of Lucile Large Coleman and the late Elmo Young Smith.

Mr. Smith was the owner, operator of Otis Shoe Repair. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church but had been attending Harvest Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Otis Coleman.

Survivors include his wife, Murriel Taylor Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lisa Smith of Walterboro, S.C.; a daughter, Angela Smith of Old Hickory, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Hunter, Holden and Hayden Smith of Walterboro, S.C.; his mother, Lucile Coleman of Elizabethton; a brother, Eugene Smith of Green Valley, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Lotus Taylor of Nickelsville, Va and one aunt, Ardena Hawkins of Columbia, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home prior to the service hour. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

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

Music will be provided by Carolyn Pleasant.

Graveside and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Taylor Family Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va.

Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday for the interment service.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Fund, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN. 37643.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie P. "Junior" Smith Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Charlie P. "Junior" Smith, 65, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday (April 26, 2005), holding to God's unchanging hand.

He was born in Scott County , Va. , on June 12, 1939 to the late Charles and Mary Ellen Fields Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Lumpkins, Lenabeth Ryans and Agnes Wise.

Charlie (Junior) played and sang gospel music throughout Scott County and many different states. He played with the Gospel Tones, The Singing C's, The Happy Land Singers, The Joyful Four, The Lee Smith Singers, The Smith and Wright Singers, and his latest group was Junior Smith and the Family Tradition, consisting of Junior and Norma Smith, Shelia Meade, Lawrence Winstead, Toke Hensley and the late Paul Matney. He loved his music and he loved people.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Norma Smith, Gate City; son, Garrett Smith, Gate City; two daughters and son-in-law, Nancy and Gathern Ford, Limestone, Alfreda Cato, Kingsport; grandson, Chris Ford and wife, Kim; a very special granddaughter, Tanya Cato, Kingsport; very special great-grandson, Peyton Ford; four brothers, Lee Smith, Weber City, Va., George Smith, Kingsport, Carl Smith, Weber City, Va., and Gerald Smith, St. Paul, Va.; sister, Lora Lane, Kingsport. Junior had two special girls he himself adopted into his family of love, Shelia Meade and Regina Carrico. Also many other loving friends, nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence and at his brother's home, Carl Smith, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Rev. Rex Mallory. Eulogy will be given by a very special person in his life, Bettye Miller.

Music will be provided by a few of Junior's friends that he picked and sang with down through the years, Appalachian Strings, Clinch River Boys, Mickey Summey and Nickie Daughtery; a special song by Rev. Rex Mallory and Ron Orender and his brother, Gerald Smith.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Temple Hill Memorial Park , Castlewood , Va. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Carrico, Ronnie Meade, Scott Smith, Jim Gibson, Stevie Smith and D.D. Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be the very special people in his life, his family of the Gate City Funeral Home, Garnie Calton and wife, Thelma, Gertie Gibson, his Lakeshore Campground Family and so many other friends.

The family would like to thank Tina McDavid, Opie and Linda Dean, The Hospice House, Frankie Yankee, Sandra McCready and a very special brother-in-law, Junior Light, and so many other people for their love and support. May God Bless You.

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Submitted by Don Lane
 

Charles Rhea “Toby” Smith Jr.

Charles R. “Toby” Smith, 87, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord Friday (March 22, 2013) at Emeritus Assisted Living.

He retired from Holliston Mills following several years of service. When health permitted, he attended Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. and Eva Smith; wife, Edith Smith; two brothers, Jim and Walker “Pete” Smith and sister, Rella Johnson

He is survived by his sister, Marion Gibson, Bristol, VA; step daughter, Linda Sue Burke and husband Bobby, Kpt; special nephew, Darryl Johnson and wife Sheila, Weber City and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 till 7pm Sunday March 24, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7pm with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted 11am Monday at Holston View Cemetery. Those who plan to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45am.

Carter-Trent/ Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of “Toby” Smith.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Charlotte Anne (Harris) Smith

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Charlotte Anne Harris Smith, 64, of Route 2, Big Moccasin community, passed away Sunday (Nov. 19, 2006) at her home after years of declining health.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on June 3, 1942. She was a graduate of Gate City High School and Whitney School of Business. She was a retired secretary from Radio Electric & Supply with over 30 years of service. Mrs. Smith was a member of Roadside Baptist Mission Church.

She was a very loving and caring mother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Claude Allen (Sonny) Smith (9-6-1997); father, Larlin Nathan Harris; brothers, Hubert L. Harris and Ralph Creed Harris.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Faith) Dean and Mrs. Justin (Melissa) Meade, all of Nickelsville, Va.; mother, Myrtle R. Harris, Kingsport; sister, Nancy C. Harris and fiance Pete Sanders, Gate City, Va.; mother-in-law, Easter Smith, Kingsport; aunt, Virgie Hobbs, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, cousins and leaves a host of other family.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the daughters homes, Faith (Corn Ridge community), Melissa (at the home).

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Phil Lane and Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Lisa Lane and Libby Sharp.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Hobbs, Brian Harris, Daniel Meade, Chad Davis, Adam White, Wade Smith, Jeff Smith and Tony Dean.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Conrad Lee Smith

KINGSPORT — Conrad Lee "Pa" Smith, 64, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 9, 2008) after an extended illness.
Born in San Angelo, Tex., he resided in Kingsport most of his life. Conrad served in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam Era and retired from CitiBank in 2002. He was a former member of the Kingsport Jaycees, an active member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children), and served on the Foster Parent Advisory Board of TRACES.
His parents, Dee and Vivian Smith, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Jenny Smith, of the home; four sons, Kevin Smith and wife, Tammy of Bristol, Va., Dr. Stephen Smith and wife, Darlene of Johnson City, Brian Smith and wife, Christie of Bristol, Tenn., Cody Smith, of the home; one step-daughter, Sandra Noe of Kingsport; two step-sons, Johnny Spellar and wife, Rhonda of Kingsport, Lee Spellar and wife, Renia of Kingsport; a granddaughter, Amanda Noe of the home; 14 other grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nina Hale and husband, Jessie of Coeburn, Va., Kathy Willis and husband, Ralph of Unicoi; and five nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral homes, Kingsport or anytime at the home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to CASA, For Kids, Inc., 317 Shelby, Suite 206, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Conrad Smith.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Coy Allen Smith

KINGSPORT - Coy Allen Smith , 58, went home to be with Jesus early Thursday morning after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Exeter, Va. June 4, 1946.

He was the son of the late Jess Raymond Smith and Mary Wynn Smith .

Including his parents, he was preceded by two infant sisters; one infant brother; and sister, Rachel Scott.

Coy loved to sing for Jesus and had many special church friends. He had a special love for musical instruments, especially the guitar and piano. He sang with his wife, Lois for many years as the Smith Family. Also a great love for his family.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Lois Ann Smith ; daughter, Sherree Elliott and husband, Johnny; three sons, Shannon Smith and wife, Angie, Allen Smith and wife, Sharon, Darwin Smith and wife, Jennifer; granddaughters, Cheyenne Smith, Heather and Brittany Elliott and Brittany Carter; grandsons, Shannon Thomas Smith , L.J., Nicholas and Eric Elliott and Justin Smith ; sisters, Naomi Maggard, Mary Ann Fritz and Geneice Humburt; brothers, J.R. Smith , Carl Smith , Darmon Lee Smith , Denny Ray Smith , all of Danville, Ill., and Clyde Smith , Chrisman, Ill.; also several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Gross and Rev. Lee Knowles officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Easter M. (Rasnake) Smith

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Easter M. Smith, 90, entered into rest Tuesday, (June 05, 2007) at Sunbridge Healthcare.

She was born in Russell County, Va. Feb. 7, 1917 to the late Otis and Causby Ann Murdock Rasnake.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Beachard Smith; son, Claude A. "Sonny" Smith; granddaughter, Patricia Tignor; three sisters; and two brothers; one daughter-in-law, Charlotte Smith.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Larry Hartsock, Nickelsville, Va., Marie Smith, Hiltons, Va., Barbara and Frank Smith, Snowflake, Va., Bertha and James Cassell, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Jeanette Smith, Kingsport, Teddy and Elizabeth Ann Smith, Nickelsville, Va., Tom and Debbie Smith, Nickelsville, Va.; sisters, Hazel Rasnake, Kingsport, Betty Thacker, St. Louis, Mo., Janie and Lowell Barnette, Mt. Carmel, Vivian Cox, Kingsport and Eura Gibson, Jonesborough; 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of Peggy Hartsock and Barbara Smith.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Johnny Gibson and Rev. Roy Leedy officiating.

Music will be provided by Kenneth Davis.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fugate Cemetery, Big Moccasin community. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edna Lee (Peters) Smith

GATE CITY, Va. - Edna Lee Smith, 91, entered into rest Sunday (Dec. 18, 2005) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 18, 1914 to the late William Henderson Peters and Telitha Eveline Peters.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Letcher B. Smith; sisters, Bessie Peters Lane, Alpha Peters Lane and Rosie Peters Carrico; brothers, Wales, Corbin and Ofarl Peters.

She was of the Christian faith and was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. She was a loving and giving person and will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Hazel and Dale Harris, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Wanda Smith, Church Hill, and and Clyde Smith, Gate City, Va.; sister, Mrs. Nellie Peters Custer, Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Glenn Smith and wife, Karen, Rebekah Smith, Betty Kerns and husband, Henry, Dorothy Jennings and husband, Calvin, Carl Wayne Harris and wife, Joann; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6:30 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 Rev. Westley Duncan officiating.

Music will be provided by Grange Hall United Methodist Church Choir.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those who wish, may make a memorial contribution to the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation resident fund, 105 Clonce St. Weber City, Va. 24290.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Elisha Chester Smith

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Elisha Chester Smith, 83, Nickelsville, Va., passed away Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2013), at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Smith was born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 29, 1929, to the late Morgan and Nealie Dean Smith. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, his sisters, Carrie Fields and Jane Babb; brother, M.T. Smith and Bill Smith; and nieces, Patricia Tignor and Sheila Smith preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Ima Jean Smith, Nickelsville, Va.; daughter, Nancy Delano and fiancé, Dean Frye; grandson,

Michael Delano and wife, Dianne; great-granddaughter, who was his pride and joy, Amiya Delano; two special people who thought of him as a granddaddy, Denise McClain and Nichole Lane; sister, Betty Lane and husband, Bill; brothers, Emmett Smith and wife, Brenda, and Frank Smith and wife, Barbara; mother-in-law, Lois Babb; brothers-in-law, Willie Babb, Denny Babb and wife, Cheryl, Bennie Babb and wife, Judy, and Jimmy Babb and wife, Helen; sisters-in-law, Mary Houseright and husband, Kelcie; Brenda Swanner and husband, Farrell, and Helen Jones (who he raised) and husband, Harold; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home also at his residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Kenneth Kiser officiating. Greg and Becky White will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, and Post #265, Gate City, Va., assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Ron Delano, George Huffnagle, Billy Ray, Harold Jones, Stevie Ray, Caleb Ray, W.C. Taylor, and Jamie Smith will serve as pallbearers. Junior Keith and Bill Lane will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Elisha Chester Smith.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ethan Paul Smith

(The only Scott Co ancestor I can prove is Patsy Compton of Dungannon, widow of late Wiley Compton.)

KINGSPORT — Ethan Paul Smith, born and went home to be with Jesus on Dec. 31st at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Kermit Crawford.

Ethan is survived by his parents Chris and Janice Smith, of Kingsport; one sister, Abby Smith, of the home; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Crawford; paternal grandparents, Danny Smith and Virginia Bishop, both of Kingsport; great grandparents, Phillip and Betty McNutt, of Kingsport and Patsy Compton, of Dungannon, Va..; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark Willis officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet by 2:15 p.m. at Mausoleum I.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the family of Ethan Smith.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Etta Cora (Bellamy) Smith

Etta Cora Bellamy Smith, 90, died Wednesday (Dee. 25, 1991) at Indian Path Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Smith, Sr.; one son, James K. Smith; three sisters, Rhoda Jones, Leotta Lane, and Hallie Bellamy.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Minnie) Jones and Mrs. Henry (Evelyn) Powers, both of Kingsport; one son, Pastor John Smith, Jr., Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Bowen, Church Hill, Kathleen Herron and Beatrice Bellamy, both of Gate City; and one brother, Lawrence Bellamy, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morrison City First Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. W. L. Kell and the Rev. Larry Winkle officiating.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eva Jean (McDavid) Smith

DAN’L BOONE, Va. — Mrs. Eva Jean McDavid Smith, 80, Dan'l Boone, Va., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday (July 12, 2008) at her residence with her family by her side.

Mrs. Smith was born in Scott County, Va. on June 26, 1928, the daughter of the late Rev. Hugh Edward and Mary Della Moody McDavid.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Smith.

Surviving are her husband, James E. "Jim" Smith, Dan'l Boone, Va.; daughters, Linda Jean Smith, Dan'l Boone, Va. and Karen S. McCrary and husband, Jon, Gray, Tenn.; son, Phil Smith, Dan'l Boone, Va.; grandchildren, Summer McCrary and Marcus Smith; sisters, Maleen Reed, Dan'l Boone, Va., Lucille Williams, Dan'l Boone, Va., Nell Rice and husband, Bill, Kingsport and Betty Peters and husband, Oscar, Dan'l Boone, Va.; brother, Allen McDavid and wife, Helen, Dan'l Boone, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Ray Lane officiating.

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

Donnie Peters, Rodney Vaughn, Dwain Reed and Jon McCrary will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fannie Kate (Redwine) Smith

KINGSPORT - Fannie Redwine Smith, 94, of Kingsport , died Tuesday, ( March 20, 2007 ) at home after an extended illness.

Born in Clinchport , Va. , Fannie was the daughter of the late Charles and Nettie Redwine. She and her husband resided in Florida for many years where they managed a chain of jewelry stores. After retiring to Kingsport , Fannie worked at Copeland Office Equipment.

To know Fannie and have her as your friend was something very special and a rare privilege. Her love for everyone was evident and you did not need to know her to remember her. Fannie was unforgettable. She loved God, family, and her country and opened her home, which was located on the parade route, on the Fourth of July to all who might need a shady place to rest or a glass of lemonade.

Fannie was a member of Temple Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George W. Smith; four sisters, Ruth Cooper, Blanche Reed, Dorothy Ball, and Imogene Campbell.

Surviving are two sisters, Nell Hess of Kingsport and Mabel Rogers of Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews; her best friend and caregiver, Ray Long of Kingsport; and longtime friend and neighbor, Doris Snodgrass.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Schuler and Rev. Thomas R. Benton officiating.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City .

Pallbearers will be Doug Cooper, Ray Long, David Rogers, and Jim Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church , 2200 Memorial Court , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Fannie Smith.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Florence Mae (Jones) Smith

WEBER CITY, Va. - Florence Mae Jones Smith , 95, died Monday morning (April 5, 1999) at Brian Health Rehabilitation Center, Weber City, Va.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie L. Smith ; daughters, Betty Smith and Freddie Hubble; son, Jimmy Smith ; parents, James Beverly and Nancy Hale Jones; sister, Fanny Carter; and brothers, Lester Jones, Leonard Jones and Ed Jones.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Willie (Zella) Starnes, Mrs. Fred (Joan) Frazier, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Guy (Thelma) Starnes, Gate City, Va., and Ms. Dorothy Bledsoe, Marion, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Odell Smith , Dayton, Ohio, Bobby Carrol and Audrey Smith , both of Dayton, Ohio, Paul and Darlene Smith , Gate City, Va., Ronnie Lynn and Colleen Smith , Remington, N.C., Billy Don and Devota Smith , Gate City, Va., and Dwight A. and Glenda Smith , Mt. Carmel; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and brothers, Lloyd Jones, Gate City, Va., Robert Jones, West Carters Valley, Kyle Jones and William Jones, both of Gate City, Va., Banner Jones, Weber City, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home of any of the children.

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

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be sons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Mann, Harold Frasier and Billy Jack Frazier.

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Frances Evelyn (Peters) Smith

DUFFIELD, Va. — Mrs. Frances Evelyn Smith, 86, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday (Aug. 21, 2011), at Ridgecrest Manor.

Mrs. Smith was born in Scott County, Va., on Oct. 22, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Dow and Nannie Belle Peters.

Frances was one of the most loving, caring people you would ever meet. She began working at Eastman Chemical Company at the age of 18, and retired from Norris Industries at the age of 62.

She lived for her children and grandchildren. She resided in Scott County for most of her life. She enjoyed working in the garden and cooking Sunday dinner for her family. She never met a stranger and cared for everyone she could. She fed and took care of many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Mack Daniel "M.D." Smith; brothers, Billy Peters and Arthur Peters; sisters, Nina Brunson and Ruby Snodgrass; and granddaughter, Cheyenne Smith.

Surviving are her daughters, Sherry L. Smith, Kingsport and Barbara Sue Rogers, Gate City, Va.; son, Mike Smith and wife, Becky, Kingsport; grandchildren, Courtney Reed and fiancé, Matt Falin, Clinchport, Va., Heather Rogers, Gate City, Va., Adriana Smith, Nicholas Smith, and Dakota Smith, all of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Jasmine Rogers, Jacob Falin and Jacob Webb; sister, Anna Ruth Estepp, Gate City, Va.; brother, Emmett Peters, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Barbara Sue Rogers.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Smith Cemetery in the Kingdom area of the Purchase community of Scott County, Va.

Mark Estepp, Mack Price, Roger Estepp, Bill Peters, Jack Mullins, and Gerald Snodgrass will serve as pallbearers. Allen Hood, Nick Smith, Cody Smith, Mark Sloan, and Martin Sloan will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Geneva Irene (Williams) Smith

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Irene Williams Smith, 86, Kingsport, passed away on Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at the Wexford House.

Mrs. Smith was born in Scott County, Va. on May 1, 1923 and was the daughter of the late L.B. and Ora Maddux Williams. She was retired from Eastman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Smith; an infant son; and her sister, Grace Wood.

She is survived by her nieces, Sandra Denton, Knoxville, Tenn., and Wilma Kerr, Atlanta, Ga.; great-nieces, Christy Goble, Knoxville, Tenn. and Pamela Dwiks, San Francisco, Calif.; a special cousin, Virginia Lane, Gate City, Va.; and her special friend, Keith Mays, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12 noon to go in procession to the graveside service with the Rev. Don Muncie officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Irene Williams Smith.

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Gilbert Smith III


Gilbert Smith III, 59, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010, surrounded by his family.

Gilbert was born on August 17, 1950. He worked as a teacher and principal in the Scott County School System for 34 years. He also devoted much of his life to coaching and mentoring the area youth, touching countless lives. He was a lifelong member of Gate City United Methodist Church.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Edythe Elliott Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Vicki Green Smith, Gate City, VA; two loving sons, Josh Smith, Gate City, VA and Andy Smith, Gate City, VA; brother, Elliott and wife, Phyllis Smith, Gate City, VA; sister, Ottalee and husband, Grady Winegar, Knoxville, TN; two very special and much loved granddaughters, Hailee and Makenzey Smith, Church Hill, TN; special friends, Bucky Clabaugh, Don Frazier, Bill Houseright, Charlie Lawson, Pat Loggans, Jack Newland, Billy Quillen, Brent Roberts, Stanley Rogers and Rick Shoemaker.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Gate City Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Grady Winegar and Rev. Emmit Wilson officiating. Music will be provided by Jim Belt Baker, Carolyn McPherson and Tammy Davis.

In lieu of flowers, you may want to consider making a donation in Gilbert's memory to Gate City United Methodist Church, St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.

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Gladys V. (Qualls) Smith

KINGSPORT - Gladys Qualls Smith, 245 Hamilton Road, Kingsport, passed away peacefully on Monday ( Jan. 29, 2007 ) at Wexford House.

Gladys was a native of Scott County, Va. She was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Qualls. Gladys attended extension classes of East Tennessee State University and became a cosmetology instructor at Loyds Beauty School, Kingsport and later the co-owner of the school. Gladys was an active member of Fordtown Baptist Church .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 18-month-old daughter, Evelyn June Smith; five brothers, Lorne, Cecil, James, Kelly and Ed Qualls; three sisters, Mae, Vesta and Kathleen.

Gladys is survived by her loving husband, Rev. Truman Smith, of the home; three devoted sons, Gary Smith and wife, Norma, Roger Smith and wife, Mary and Wayne Smith and wife, Gina Gandy-Smith, all of Kingsport.

Gladys was a remarkable grandmother and was much loved by Penney, Warren and wife, Nancy, Robin, Glenn, Tony "Anthony" Smith and wife, Beth, Laurie, Todd and Tyler. She enjoyed her four precious great-granddaughters, Emily, Sarah , Lydia , Hannah and her adorable great-grandson Matthew. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were much loved.

The family would like to express special thanks to her loving caregivers, Norma Smith, Lois Arrington, Frieda Salyer and JoAnn Martin.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral ome chapel with the Rev. Brian Moore officiating.

Graveside services will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Fordtown Baptist Church deacons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Warren, Tony, Glenn, Tyler Gandy-Smith and Todd Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , Tenn. 38105 or their website www.stjudy.org.

East Lawn Funeral Home your Dignity Memorial Provider is in charge of arrangements.

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Golda T. (Spears) Smith

INMAN, Va. - Mrs. Golda Spears Smith, 76, died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday [6/13/1973] at her home.

She was the widow of J. P. Smith and had been a resident of Inman for more than 50 years. She was a member of: the Inman Methodist Church.

Surviving are sons Herbert, Appalachia, and Elmo Smith, Inman; daughters, Miss Janie Lee Smith, Inman, and Mrs. Maude Smith Jervis, Andover, Va.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrange­ments.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Golda Spears Smith of Inman, Va., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Roy A. Green Funeral Home Chapel, Appalachia. Rev. E. H. Insko will officiate. Burial will be in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

KINGSPORT TIMES / Thursday, June 14, 1973

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell

Herbert Edsel Smith

KINGSPORT - Mr. Herbert Edsel Smith, 78, entered into rest Friday (Jan. 17, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Smith was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 9, 1924, son of the late Lemuel Harmon and Bertha Emily Lowe Smith.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Christopher Steffey; and sisters, Vernell McDavid, Hester Jennings, Frances Hammond and Mable Wolfe.

Surviving are his wife Virginia L. Smith, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Billy Herdon, Groveland, Fla., and Lesia and Randale Cross, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Luisa Smith, Durham, N.C.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Hobert Ross Smith

Hobert Smith, 69, 166 Pond Springs Road, Kingsport, died Sunday (April 3, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was an employee of Moody Electric and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Vernie and Billie Smith; and a brother, Morris Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Ina Lane Smith, of the home; one son, Keith Smith, Kings­port; one sister, Nellie Kate Smith, Kingsport; one brother, Dewey Smith, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Castle and the Rev. Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

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Holiday H. Smith

KINGSPORT — Holiday Smith, 94, died Thursday morning (Nov. 8, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Smith

Holiday was born in Dickenson County, Va. on Nov. 28, 1912. He resided in Scott County until moving to Kingsport. He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. Before graduating in 1930, he held the record for running the mile (4:20), which stood for 35 years.

He worked for Eastman Kodak for 44 years, retiring in 1974 as Superintendent of the Tenite Polyolefin Division.

Holiday was a Civitan for 55 years. He served the Evening Civitan Club in many capacities including President and Chaplain. For 49 years he was renowned as Claxton Fruitcake Chairman. In 1955 he provided leadership as the Appalachian District Governor. Holiday was named Civitan of the Year in 1969. In 1996 the Charlie Keener Good Citizenship Award was presented to him.

Holiday was actively involved in the community in many ways. He was a founding director of the Bank of Tennessee. He was instrumental in the founding of Kingsport Contact-Concern and he helped develop the Shepherd Center. In 1995, Holiday was nominated by the Center and received the Service to Mankind Award given by Sertoma International. He was chairman of the Palmer Center Advisory Board. Holiday also served as director of the East Tennessee Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Holiday and his wife Pearl were selected as Grand Marshals for the 2000 Mack Riddle American Legion 4th of July Parade.

He became a Mason in 1934 and became a Master Mason the same year. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, York Rite Mason, Shriner at Jericho Temple, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Holiday was one of the founders and a charter member of Mafair United Methodist Church for 73 years. He served Mafair as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher, chairman of the board, lay leader and lay speaker. He has served in the Holston Methodist Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Holiday was a delegate to three World Methodist Conferences in London, Singapore, and Rio de Janeiro. While at Mafair, he established the McConnell Scholarship Endowment Foundation.

Holiday remained an avid gardener until he and Pearl moved to Asbury Place at Steadman Hill. He lived by the words of Robert Lewis Stevenson, "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche Lane Smith to whom he was married 52 years; his father, Charles T. Smith; his mother, Maxie Fleming Smith; three brothers, Jack, Ernest, and M. T.; and one sister, Pauline S. O’Dell.

Holiday is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pearl Hurd Gulley Smith; one daughter, Betsy S. Valentini; one stepdaughter, Wanda G. Smith [error? McLellan] and husband John; brother-in-law, Tom O’Dell; grandchildren, Gina V. Hefner and husband Kelly, Dino Valentini and wife Aninda, Holli V. Wilson and husband Derek, John R. McLellan and wife Michelle, and Jason R. McLellan and wife Amy; great-grandchildren, Marly, Cage, Brittany, Jessie, Sammy, Kaile, Sydnee, and Ava; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family wishes to graciously acknowledge the loving care given to Holiday while living at Steadman Hill and during his final stay at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Mafair United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph M. Kidd officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Masonic graveside rights will be conducted by Lodge #688, F.&A.M.

Pallbearers will be Dino Valentini, Kelly Hefner, Derek Wilson, John S. McLellan, John R. McLellan, and Jason R. McLellan.

In lieu of flowers, his family wishes donations to be sent to Mafair Methodist Church, c/o McConnell Scholarship Fund, 1409 East Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn., 37664.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Holiday Smith.

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Howard Lee Smith

KINGSPORT - Howard Lee Smith, 84, of Kingsport, went home to be with his Lord Sunday (Dec. 25, 2005) at the Sunbridge – Hillside Health Care Center after a period of declining health.

Howard was born Nov. 20, 1921 in Kingsport. He was a retired foreman with the TCE Company, a member of the VFW and Eagles of Kingsport. Howard was a veteran serving during World War II with the U.S. Navy.

Howard was preceded in death by his mother, Winnie (McConnell) Smith; his eight siblings; his granddaughters, Robin and Windy Condry.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Kathleen (White) Smith of Kingsport; three daughters, Sandra Smith, Janis White and husband Ronnie, and Jennifer Smith, all of Kingsport; four granddaughters, Lisa Kiser, Ginger Horne, Tom Kiser and Angela Norton; several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Doug Ranshaw officiating.

Graveside service will follow with a presentation of the flag and the playing of taps. Honors will be conducted by the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Frank Kiser, Tom Kiser, Jacob Kiser, Fred Clevenger, Kevin Fleenor and Brandon Richards.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.

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Ina Ruth (Cox) (Sanders) Smith

KINGSPORT - Ina R. Smith, 76, of 1817 Duke Street, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday evening ( Jan. 16, 2006 ) after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Sullivan County and had been a resident there her entire life. She was of the Protestant faith and a member of the Bell Ridge Ruritan Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie F. Cox and Monnie L. Cox Scism; one infant daughter, Marquita M. Sanders; and a brother, William C. Cox.

Surviving are her husband John H.E. Smith; one daughter, Sharron Y. Thornburg and husband Richard of Randleman, N.C.; one son, Charles J. Sanders and wife Kate of Kingsport; three grandchildren, two stepgrandsons, four great-grandchildren, and one stepgreat-granddaughter; one brother, Lloyd L. Cox of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home and any time at the residence.

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

Entombment services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Center, P.O. Box 3301 , Kingsport , TN 37664 or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road , Bristol , TN 37620 .

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ina R. Smith.

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James Howard Smith

James Smith , 70, McMinnville, Tenn.

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. - Charles H. Smith , 70, formerly of Gate City, Va., departed this life Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) in McMinnville.

He was a graduate of Gate City High School and retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service.

He was a son of the late Ray and Eva Smith and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Smith of McMinnville; sisters, Rella Johnson of Weber City, Va., and Marion Gibson of Bristol; brother, C.R. Smith of Weber City, Va.

Arrangements are by High Funeral Home in McMinnville, Tenn.

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

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James Walter "Jimmy" Smith

KINGSPORT — James W. (Jimmy) Smith, 65, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday morning (March 8, 2009).

He was born in Scott County, Va. and lived most of his life in Kingsport. He was retired from Quebecor in the distribution department. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jimmy was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beechard and Easter Rasnack Smith; brother, Claude (Sonny) Smith; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janette Smith of the home; son, Wesley Smith of Kingsport; two brothers, Teddy (Ann) Smith and Tom (Debbie) Smith, both of Big Moccasin community; four sisters, Marie Smith and Bertha (James) Cassell, both of Hilton, Va., Barbara (Frank) Smith of Gate City, Va., Peggy (Larry) Hartsock of Nicklesville, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Military graveside services to follow with Hammond Post #3 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Nephews are to serve as pallbearers.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family. For more information please call (423) 323-5167.

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Rev. James Ray "Jimmy" Smith

KINGSPORT — Rev. James Ray "Jimmy" Smith, 61, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Thursday (June 4, 2009) at his residence.

Jimmy was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport most of his life. He attended The Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leeland Smith and Pauline Johnson Smith; one step-daughter, Betty Amyx; one son; two grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Smith; and one niece, Angie Estep.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Smith of Kingsport; children, Lee Brooks, Larry Brooks, Ronnie Brooks, Daniel Brooks, Helen Smith, Misty Smith, Amanda Collingsworth and Ashley Milburn; his step-children, James Dockery, Troy Dockery, Terry Dockery and Reba Hall; grandchildren, Javin Collingsworth and Aidan Milburn; step-grandchildren, Jerry Dockery, Manuel Dockery, David Amyx, Linda Dockery, Natosha Bouser, William Dockery, Lois Moore and Ashley Hall; one sister, Sylvia Necessary; along with several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at Old Kingsport Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry McCloud and the Rev. Troy Dockery officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 3:55 p.m.

Music will be provided by Tina Derrick and George McCloud and wife, Shelia.

Frank Fonseca Sr., Frank Fonseca Jr., Stephen Shaffer, William Dockery, Matt McCloud and David Amyx will be serving as pallbearers.

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

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Jennie Neal (Gosdey) Smith

Jennie Neal Gosdey Smith, 94, of Gray, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born in Snowflake, VA, where she lived until 1940 when she moved to Gray. She resided in Gray until her death. She was an employee of London's Hardware in Johnson City.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, A.L. and Lillie Godsey; husband, Osborne Smith; three brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by a sister, Myrtle Shipley, of Lakeland, FL; nieces, Eileen Addington and Ethel Mae Kirchkoff; nephews, Howard Sivert, James Sivert, Joe Fuller, John Fuller, Charles Fuller, Paul Godsey, Cliffe "Gus" Godsey, and Kyle Shipley; special great-nephew, Mike Sivert; and other great-nieces and great-nephews; and her special friends, Jackie and Teresa Sanders.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, and also at the home of her nephew, Howard Sivert. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Jody Ihfe officiating.

Burial will be on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gray United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 8068; Gray, TN 37615, or to the Humane Society of one's choice.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

John L. Smith

WEBER CITY, Va. - Funeral for John L. Smith will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Church.

The Rev. N. P. King and the Rev. J. E. Pagans will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3382 will supply pallbearers and conduct military honors at the grave.

A former resident of the Big Moccasin area of Scott County, Smith died Monday [1/19/1959] in Bakersville, Calif., where he had lived several years.  He was 66.

Survivors include five sisters, Miss Nell Boyd Smith, of Nickelsville, Va.; Mrs. Della Wright, Jonesboro, Tenn.; Mrs. Fannie Osborne, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Kate Mclntosh, Erwin, Tenn., and Mrs. Lena Francisco, Kisseemills, Mo.; and three brothers, Robert, of Nickelsville; Osborne, Jonesboro, and Roy C. Smith, Nickelsville.

The body will be removed to the Scott County residence at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Scott Count Funeral Home.

Kingsport News, Saturday, January 24, 1959

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Pastor John M. Smith Jr.

KINGSPORT - Pastor John M. Smith, Jr., 73, entered into eternal rest on Sunday (April 21, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born Aug. 25, 1928, he was the son of the late John Smith Sr. and Etta Smith. He was the associate pastor of Charity Baptist Chapel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jessie Casteel Smith in 1999; one sister, Evelyn Powers; and brother James K. Smith.

Surviving Pastor Smith are his son and daughter-in-law, John and Michelle Smith, Kingsport; grandson, Christopher Smith, Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Minnie and Bob Jones, Kingsport; two aunts and one uncle; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.

Entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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John Milburn Smith Jr.

KINGSPORT - Pastor John M. Smith, Jr., 73, entered into eternal rest on Sunday ( April 21, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born Aug. 25, 1928 , he was the son of the late John Smith Sr. and Etta Smith. He was the associate pastor of Charity Baptist Chapel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jessie Casteel Smith in 1999; one sister, Evelyn Powers; and brother James K. Smith.

Surviving Pastor Smith are his son and daughter-in-law, John and Michelle Smith, Kingsport; grandson, Christopher Smith, Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Minnie and Bob Jones, Kingsport; two aunts and one uncle; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.

Entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

John Milburn Smith Sr.

John Milburn Smith Sr., 72, of 2008 Chapel Road, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Monday afternoon [ 10/16/1972 ] after a long illness. He was a native of Scott County , a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Morrison City and a painting contractor for the past 40 years.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Etta Bellamy Smith; daughters, Mrs. Bob (Minnie) Jones, and Mrs. Henry (Evelyn) Powers, both of Kingsport, sons, the Rev. John M. Smith Jr., Kingsport, and James Smith, Tampa, Fla.; brother, Daniel Smith, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES  Tuesday, October 17, 1972)

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Submitted by Don Lane

Josie Belle (Grogan) Smith

Mrs. Josie Belle Grogan Smith, 87, Rt. 1, Gate City, Daniel Boone Community, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 2 p.m. after a brief illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended the First Baptist Church in Gate City .

    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs W. J. (Annie) Stokes, Gate City, Mrs. Fred (Nellie) Shubert, Niagra Falls, Canada; one son, William H. Smith, Napa, Cal.; ten grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five grreat-great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements wilol be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home.

(From 'Kingsport Times' of Monday, October 1, 1973

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Judy Carolyn (Smith) Harris Smith

Judy C. Smith, age 67, entered into rest June 21, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Hiltons, VA, and a daughter to the late Walker Clarence and Emma Grace Gilreath Smith. Judy was a resident of Gate City. She was a member of Darthula Baptist Church in Hiltons, VA. She was a born again Christian. Judy was employed with the Scott County Recreation Department. Judy was an avid supporter of Relay for Life.

Survivors include her sons, Walker Harris who is stationed in Vicenza, Italy with his wife Nancy Harris, Tommy Harris and wife Karla of Gate City, Rick Harris and wife Natasha of Gate City; nine grandchildren, Kristin, Alesa, Angelina, Jacob, Issabella, Michael, Christopher, Isaiah, Destiny; two brothers, Kenneth Wayne Smith and wife Frankie of Gate City, Larry Morgan Smith and wife Jackie of Church Hill; sister, Donna Jean Maultbay of Church Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Darthula Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Darthula Baptist Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .

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

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kelly Smith Jr.

Duffield, VA - Kelly Smith, Jr., 71, Duffield, VA passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012 at his residence.

Kelly was born January 14, 1941 in Scott County, Virginia to Kelly Smith and Sarah Lane Smith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd Smith and James Smith.

Kelly is survived by daughter, Iva Jean Smith Collins of Gate City, VA; sister, Lizzie Mae Berry and husband Howard of Duffield, VA; sisters-in-law, Georgia Smith and Bessie Smith, both of Dayton, OH; brother, Eugene Smith and wife Pauline of Franklin, IN; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the Juanita Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. Way of the Cross will provide the music.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Lane and Rhoton Cemetery in Pattonsville, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Gate City Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Kelly Smith, Jr.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Kyle Lee Smith

McMinnville, TN - Kyle Lee Smith, 44, McMinnville, TN passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 at his residence in McMinnville, TN.

Lee was born in Sullivan County, TN on July 21, 1968 to the Judy Renfro Charles and the late Lawrence "Bud" Smith.

He is survived by his mother, Judy Renfro Charles, Keystone Heights, FL; sisters, Anita Hinkle and husband, Rickie, Keystone Heights, FL; Candy Bernard and husband, Scott, Kingsport, TN; brother, Marty Smith, Kingsport, TN; 9 nieces and nephews, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his sister, Candy Bernard, 1129 Myrtle Street, Kingsport, TN.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. at the Lawson Confederate Cemetery, Gate City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Kyle Lee Smith.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Larry Wayne Smith

KINGSPORT - Larry Wayne Smith, 50, of Old Beason Well Road, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning (Dec. 8, 2005) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born Oct. 14, 1955 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Robert C. Smith and the late Ruby Thomlinson Smith.

He was a graduate of Gate City High School and was of the Baptist faith. He had been employed as a wood-worker by Weber City Cabinet Shop as long as his health permitted.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Jones Smith; daughter, Samantha Smith and son, David Wayne Smith, all of the home; step-daughter, Christy Nunley and husband Robbie of Kingsport; stepson, Terry Larkins, Kingsport; grandchildren, Christopher, Shenna and Debra Nunley, all of Kingsport; father, Robert C. Smith, Gate City, Va. (East Carters Valley); one sister, Debbie Taylor and husband Ricky, Bluff City; three brothers, Kenneth Smith and wife Patty, Dennis Glenn Smith and wife Roma Diane, all of Weber City, Va., and Tony Smith, Church Hill. Also several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members along with many friends also survive.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. today with Rev. Joe Peters officiating.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. with family and friends serving as pallbearers. It is requested that those wishing to attend the graveside services meet at the funeral home by 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Belle (Gray) Smith

Gate City, Va. - (Spl.) - Mrs. Laura Belle Smith, 76, died at her home in the Blue Store community of Big Moccasin Valley in Scott County at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning. [1/10/1949]

Ill for about two years she was a lifelong resident and native of Scott and was a member of the Methodist Church, where she was active all her life. Her father was the late Henry Gray and her mother was Virginia Sexton.

Survivors are five sons, Tom H. Smith, Nickelsville, Roy Clarence Smith, Snowflake, Robert Smith, Gate City, John L. Smith, Riverdale, Calif., and Osborne Smith, Jonesboro, Tenn.; five daughters, Mrs. John N. Wright, Jonesboro, Mrs. Earl Mclntosh, Erwin, Tenn., Mrs. Noble Jennings, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Ralph Francisco, Kissee Mills, Mo., and Miss Nell Boyd Smith, Nickelsville; three brothers, W. D. Gray, J. G. and Charles Gray, Nickelsville; two sisters, Mrs. James Hale, Kingsport, and Mrs. L. V. Fuller, Snowflake.

Funeral arrangements will be made by McConnell Funeral Home. Services are tentatively set for Wednesday.

KINGSPORT TIMES / Monday, January 10, 1949

Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Kathleen (Tipton) Smith

KINGSPORT - Kathleen Smith, 88, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( Feb. 25, 2006 ) at Church Hill Health Care & Rehab Center following a long illness.

Born in Clinchport , Va. , Kathleen had lived in Kingsport for most of her life and was a member of Goshen Valley Apostolic Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verlin Smith; son, Robert Smith, and daughter-in-law, Dot Smith.

She is survived by her sons, Paul Smith and wife Opal, and Jack Smith and wife Jeannie, all of Kingsport ; grandchildren, Megan Davis and Shawn Smith; great-grandchild, Lauren Smith; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Paul Brickey officiating.

Music will be provided by Goshen Valley Apostolic Church .

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery . Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lawrence Hurbert "Bud" Smith

KINGSPORT — Lawrence Hurbert "Bud" Smith, died Sunday (March 29, 2009) at 8:27 p.m. to go home and be with his Lord and Savior.

He was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport all of his life. He retired from Don Hill Pontiac. He served in the Gate City National Guard and Reserves.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence L. and Clara V. Smith; and four sisters, Inima Chapman, Lorretta Ash, Jeanetta Swain and Freddie Page.

He is survived by two daughters, Anita Hinkle and husband, Ricky, of Florida; Candy Bernard and husband, Scottie, of Kingsport; two sons, Marty Smith and wife, Rochelle and ex-wife, Diana Smith, of Kingsport; and special and beloved son of his life, Kyle Lee Smith; six grandsons, Bradley David Adkins, Nickolus Allen Smith, Dustin Greer, Ross Allen Smith, Christopher Allen Bernard and Wesley Michael Smith; two granddaughters, Ashley Nicole Smith and Alisha Michelle Smith; two great- granddaughters, Mya Hinkle (Grasshopper) and Makayla Hinkle (Cricket); four brothers, Bill, Scott, Johnny and Rev. Jim Smith; three sisters, Beulah, Merriyl and Mable; many nephews and nieces whom he dearly loved; special friends, Joyce Mullins and Chris Brown; and special pets, Coondog Bud and Poodle Sam.

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

Services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Wrightly Salling and Pastor Jimmy Combs officiating.

Burial will follow at Lawson Confederate Cemetery in Gate City, Va.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lee Elbert Smith

October 22, 1930 - November 6, 2013

Weber City - Lee Smith, 83 of Weber City, The Happiest Man in Scott County, went on to be with the Lord and became the Happiest man in Paradise Wednesday night, November 6, 2013.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County. He worked at Phillips Furniture before serving the U.S. Army. He returned from the Military and soon founded Rhoton & Smith Furniture with the help of his In-laws (John and Ethel Rhoton). With God’s help he was the founder of the Log House Church in the summer of 1977 and where he was currently doing his live broadcast thru WGAT radio. This same broadcast was shown weekly on Scott County Cable. Lee was a daily fixture in Scott County driving his 1978 Cadillac. He truly loved to play his bluegrass gospel music for all his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Peter and Mary Ellen Fields Smith; two infant grandchildren; three sisters, Lena Beth Ryan, Lora Lane, Agnes J. Wise and Carol Lumpkins; one brother, Charlie P. Smith, Jr.; along with several nieces, nephews and countless friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorcas Rhoton Smith; daughter, Arvella S. Lane and husband Ricky “Cap” Lane, their daughter, Kristina M.S. Johnson and husband Jason Johnson and their children, Avery Johnson and Gabriel Johnson; son, Aaron Smith and wife Becky, their children, Rosa Smith, Emily Smith, and Quintin Smith; three brothers, George B. Smith, Carl W. Smith and Gerald D. Smith; along with a countless number of family and friends.

The family will receive friends beginning at 4 pm on Friday November 8, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23 N, Weber City.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Log House Church, Weber City with Evangelist Pat Hammond, Evangelist George Lane and Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating. Music will be provided by the Sluss Family, Sisters in Christ, Glen Lovell and Haylee Kinsler.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Log House Church, 2368 US Highway 23N, Suite 101, Weber City, VA 24290.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lelia Victoria (Myers) Smith

KINGSPORT - Lelia Myers Smith, 91, died Friday ( Sept. 5, 2003 ) at Wexford House after an extended illness.

Ms. Smith was born in Hiltons, Va. , and had resided in Kingsport since 1957. She retired from the Sullivan County School System where she worked in the cafeteria. Lelia was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church and was a loving mother and grandmother in addition to being a grandmother to many.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Wrightley O. Smith in 1969; her parents, James and Florence Myers; two sisters, Elsie Musgrave, Beulah Hudson; a brother, Emory Myers; a great-grandson, Ashley Montaque; three sons-in-law, Jack Tipton, Bill Stallard and Billy Ramey.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Tipton, Kingsport, Betty Stallard Schrock and husband Arnie, Church Hill, Sue Ramey, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer "Pete" and Dorothy Myers, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Fred Hudson, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport , or anytime at the home at 112 Alabama St. , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Harmony Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Guy Tilley and the Rev. James Powell officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be given to Harmony Presbyterian Church, 2300 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Lemuel Harmon Smith

GATE CITY - Lemuel H. Smith of Gate City died at the home of a daughter in Dryden at 1:30 p.m. Saturday [11/24/1973.]

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired painter. He attended Lawson Memorial Church and was a lay minister.

Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. J.C. (Mabel) Wolfe of Dryden; Mrs. Ervin (Frances) Hammonds, Kentland, Ind., and Mrs. Martha Hester Jennings, Kingsport; son, Herbert Edsel Smith, Kingsport; sister, Miss Viola Smith, Kingsport; brothers, Jess R., Winston-Salem, N.C.; Jack, San Angelo, Tex., and Hartley Smith, Johnson City; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Funeral services for Lemuel H. Smith of Gate City will be Mondav at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Boatright, Rev. Ike Gilliam and Rev. Jess Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Harlan Peters, Ellis Tlpton, Jim Gilliam, Harvey Christian, Marvin Bellamy, Joe Lawson and Glen Akers. Honorary pallbearers: Lota Peters, Ben Gilliam, Bill Lawson, Phil Starnes, C.M. Hammonds and other members of the Lawson Memorial Church. The body remains at the funeral home, where friends will be received Sunday night. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Jean Smith

Gate City, VA - Linda Jean Smith, 64, Gate City, VA passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at her residence.

Linda was born in Sullivan County, TN on August 26, 1948 to James Edgar and the late Eva Jean McDavid Smith.

In addition to her parents, her paternal grandparents, Sam L. and Centinial Smith and her maternal grandparents, H.E. (Hugh) and Della McDavid preceded her in death.

She is survived by her father, James E. Smith, Daniel Boone, VA; sister, Karen McCrary and husband, Jon, Gray, TN; brother, Phil Smith, Daniel Boone, VA; niece, Summer McCrary, Gray, TN; nephew, Marcus Smith, Duffield, VA; god children, J.J., Debbie, and Julie Hulse and their children.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home, Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. R.D. Stallard officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Jon McCrary, Marcus Smith, Owen Franklin, Rodney Vaughn, John Husle, and Ralph Sparks will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., Sunday to go in procession to the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Virginia, 5825 Arrowhead Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 in the name of Linda Jean Smith.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Linda Jean Smith.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lonnie C. Smith

KINGSPORT — Lonnie C. Smith, 73, of Kingsport, died Friday (April 17, 2009) at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and had been a resident of Kingsport for most of his life. Lonnie was a graduate of Blountville High School and attended ETSU. He retired from Kingsport Press/Arcata Graphics following 33 years of faithful service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Maxie Sampson Smith; sisters, Dorothy Coleen Smith and Mary Ruth Smith Harr; and brother, Billy Eugene Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Sonya "Toni" Hendrickson Smith of the home; daughter, Pamela Smith Broadwell of Cary, N.C.; son, Kelly E. Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; brother, C. Richard Smith of Kingsland, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lonnie was a Christian. He was also an avid golfer and a charter member of the Crossings Golf Club. A loving husband and father, a loyal friend, and a good man, he will be missed by his family and friends, and all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mack Daniel “M.D.” Smith

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mack Daniel (M.D.) Smith , 77, died Wednesday ( May 13, 1998 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born on April 26, 1921 in Scott County , Va. , he worked for the Natural Tunnel State Park after retiring from carpet installation. He was the son of the late William B. and Matilda Williams Smith .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Cheyenne Smith ; four sisters, Zella Mae Qualls, Venus Lane , Edna Hood and Bessie Bloomer; and a brother, Bascom Smith .

Surviving are his wife, Frances Peters Smith , Clinchport, Va.; two daughters, Sherry Smith Reed, Gate City, Va., and Barbara Sue Smith Rogers, Duffield, Va.; a son, Mike Smith , Kingsport; five grandchildren, Heather Rogers, Courtney Reed, Adriana Smith , Dakota Smith and Nickolas Smith ; a brother, William B. Smith Jr., Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Duffield Funeral Home, Duffield , Va. , and anytime at the residence. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Cemetery in the Kingdom community of Scott County , Va.

Pallbearers will be Mark Sloan, Martin Sloan, Jeffrey Sloan, Allen Hood, James Feathers and Don Pickle.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Natural Tunnel State Park .

In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions may be made to the family would be greatly appreciated. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Marsha (Owens) Smith

September 24, 1950 - November 17, 2013

Mrs. Marsha Owens Smith, 63, of Church Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her residence.

Marsha was born on September 24, 1950 to Raymond Leon Owens and Drucella Gaynell Owens. She graduated from Ketron High School, worked at Holston Valley Medical Center and owned Marsha's Styling Studio in Church Hill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She was an avid animal lover and a member of Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her brother, David Owens and mother-in-law, Mary Ann Smith.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 31 years, Bobby Alan Smith; two daughters, Amy LaPrade of Bristol and Molly Emmerich of St. Louis, MO; two sons, Matthew Alan Smith and wife Wendy of Church Hill, Nathan Ben Smith and wife Candi of Rogersville; ten grandchildren, Koree Drew LaPrade, Landon Scott LaPrade, Owen Ray LaPrade, Logan Smith, Reagan Smith, Braiden Bennett and Trae, Harlie, Samantha and Rachael Crawford; one great-grandchild, Bentley Drew LaPrade; sisters, Patricia Wampler and husband Benny, Donna Davis and husband Ronnie and Elizabeth Rains; sister-in-law, Cathy Ann Smith of Church Hill; brother-in-law, Flint Smith; aunt Annie Wampler; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 12 until 2 pm in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with the funeral service to begin at 2 pm with Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating.

The interment will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Masonic Garden immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Church Hill, 202 E. Main Blvd, Church Hill, TN, 37642.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Blankenbeckler, Evans, Kilgore, Meade, Lane, Lawson, Gray, Culbertson, Conn, McClellan)

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at oakhillmemorialpark.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ellen (Fields) Smith

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mary Ellen Smith, 93, Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Weber City, Va., departed this life on Friday morning ( Sept. 7, 2001 ).

She was born in Russell County , Va. , on November 21, 1907 to the late Robert L. and Jenny Booth Fields.

She was a Baptist and attended the Log House Church in Weber City , Va. , until she moved to the Ridgecrest Manor due to ill health.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Smith Sr., January 3, 1968; two daughters, Carol Jean Lumpkins, October 20, 1980, and Lena Beth Ryan, January 7, 1989; two grandsons, Gary Smith and David Smith; one granddaughter, Joyce Ann Smith Stallard. She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elijah (Lora) Lane, Kingsport, and Agnes Wise, Weber City, Va.; five sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Dorcas Smith, Carl and Margie Smith, both of Weber City, Va., George and Nina Smith, Kingsport, Charles P. Jr. and Norma Smith, Gate City, Va., Gerald and Linda Smith, St. Paul, Va.; 27 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosa Mae Couch, Dante, Va., and Maxie Steadman, Kingsport; one brother, Willard Fields, Castlewood, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City , Va.

The family will be receiving friends at the Log House Church Fellowship Hall at anytime.

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

Music will be provided by the family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Grassy Creek Cemetery in Russell County .

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Darrell Ryan, Ronnie Lane , Dale Smith, Aaron Smith, Ricky Lumpkins, Steve Smith, Dewey Douglas Smith and Garrett Smith.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Kate (Booher) Smith

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Mary Kate Booher Smith, age 86, joined the Lord in heaven on Wednesday (July 4, 2007) after a lengthy illness.
She was a resident of Scott County, Va., having been born there on Dec. 1, 1920 to the late, Norman and Sarah Booher.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Gardner’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. She attended Belle Meadows Baptist Church until the time of her illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Smith; a sister, Naomi Booher Jacobs; brothers, Elbert, B.D., Alfred, Walmer and Lawrence Booher.
Survivors include, two sons, Claude Smith and wife, Charlene-Bristol, Va., Joe Smith and wife, Debbie, Blountville, Tenn.; daughters, Doris Faulkner, Bristol, Va., Betty Ringley and husband, Gary, Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Greg Smith, Tim Faulkner, Joey Smith, Tammy Call, Kayla Smith, Megan Ringley and Drew Ringley; great grandchildren, Taylor Call and Jordan Call; Mrs. Smith is also survived by, sisters, Vilas Johnson, Jane McNamara, Francis Leonard, all of Bristol, Va. and Lou Goins, Eldorado, Ohio.; brothers, Bobby Booher, Bristol, Va. and Jack Booher, Kingsport.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Weaver Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating.
The committal will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View C e m e t e r y.
Grandsons will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
The family wishes to thank Mrs. Smith’s caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele’s Road, Bristol, Tenn., 37620.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Maudella (Tomlinson) Smith

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Maudella Tomlinson Smith , 96, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Dec. 31, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center , Kingsport .

Mrs. Smith was born in Scott County, Va., on Aug. 8, 1902, the daughter of the late James and Sarah Warfe Tomlinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver W. Smith in 1984; four sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are her daughter andson-in-law, Maude and Leonard Jones, Clinchport , Va. ; daughter, Reba McConnell, Clinchport , Va. ; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Duffield Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Maude Jones.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Pat Hammond and Evangelist Garry Hood officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Smith Family Cemetery . Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Mary Ellen (Fields) Smith