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Edna Marie (Quillen) Talbert

BALTIMORE, Md. - Edna M. Quillen Talbert, 57, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack Sunday (Feb. 7, 1999) at St. Joseph's Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Born in Kingsport, she was a graduate of Ketron High School and had lived in Baltimore for the last 38 years.

Mrs. Talbert was a member of Calvary Tabernacle in Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Talbert; her father, Sam E. Quillen; a brother, Donald Quillen; and a sister, Anna Lee Quillen.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, John D. Talbert, Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Sandra Elliott, Baltimore, Md.; a son, Randall Talbert, Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren; her mother, Ruby M. Quillen, Kingsport; a brother, Sam L. Quillen, Kingsport; two sisters, Dorothy Nunley and Jean Barnette, both of Kingsport; and a host of friends.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Tabernacle with the Rev. Leonard Blight officiating.

Burial will be at Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Md.

Altenburg Funeral Home, 6089 Old Hartford Rd., Baltimore, Md., is in charge of arrangements.

Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret A. (Bruner) Tankersley

WEBER CITY, Va. - Margaret A. Bruner Tankersley, 82, born November 30, 1921, departed this life on November 30, 2003 after a lengthy illness.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She retired from Scott Motel in 1987 after 30 some years of service. She was a resident of Brian Center. Mrs. Tankersley was a member of Burke's Union Church, Blackwater, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Lee Tankersley in 1973; grandson, Jeff Tankersley; parents, Sam and Rebecca Fleenor Bruner; sister, Clara B. Cheek; brothers, Letch, Sam, Frank, Jim, and Brad Bruner; and nephew, Frank Cheek.

She is survived by her children, Gladys and husband Carl Hurt, Betty Tankersley, Joyce and husband Nelson Williams, all of Gate City, Va., Jackie and husband Don Bostic, Linda Campbell, all of Kingsport, Tenn., Mary and husband Nick Davis, Teresa and husband Scott Tipton all of Church Hill, Tenn., Raymond and wife Sandra Tankersley, Kingsport, Tenn.; sister, Helen Laugherty, Alcoa, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; special nephew and wife, Charles and Mona Cheek, Hemet, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Teresa Tipton, 235 Santa Fe St., Church Hill, Tenn.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Elder Allen Hensley officiating.

Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley.

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

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are Ernie Oaks, James Templeton, Paul Jones, Bob Davis, Jack Edwards, and Lee Bright.

In memory of Margaret Tankersley, the family requests donations be made to Alzheimer Association, Northeast TN. Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rosa Lee “Toby” (Bowen) Tankersley

Rosa Lee (Toby) Bowen Tankersley, 82, was taken by the hand and guided safely home on Thursday, November 29, 2012, having been ill for quite some time.

She was born on November 26, 1930 to the late Marion and Mavis Gibson Bowen. Toby had lived in Weber City, Virginia for several years. She dedicated her life to the Lord several years ago and was of the Baptist Faith. Toby was retired from J. P. Stevens. Her greatest love in her life was spending time with her family and friends. She attended all sporting events concerning her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Toby was preceded in death by her two sisters, Eva Jean and Pearl Bowen; two brothers, Enic and Campbell Bowen; a brother-in-law, Bill Parrott; a sister-in-law, Laura Bowen; and her precious great-grandson, Mason Matthew Darnell.

Toby is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Wanda Jean & Bobby Hamilton, Kingsport, Detta & Edward Berry, Blackwater, VA, Tammie and Wayne Carr, Kingsport; her two granddaughters and their husbands, Karen & Scott Meade, Rachel & Mark Darnell; her two grandsons and wives, Steven & Amanda Hamilton, Weston & Shelby Carr, and her great grandson who was the light of her life, Maddox, all of Kingsport. She is also survived by her brother Leonard Bowen, Duffield, VA and two sisters, Lula Parrott, Kingsport and Reba Brickey, Weber City; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Carter-Trent / Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Family Cemetery, Duffield, Virginia. Pallbearers will be her family and friends.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Valley Health Care in Chilhowie, VA for the excellent care of Rosa (Toby) Tankersley.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel (Williams) Tarte

KINGSPORT — Hazel Williams Tarte, 85, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday (Jan. 2, 2009).

She was born and raised in Blackwater, Va., and later moved to Kingsport where she spent the remainder of her life.

Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by those who loved her.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred Lafon Tarte; her parents, James and Bessie Williams; and a son, James L. Tarte.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Trent of Kingsport, Patty Potts and her late husband, David of Kingsport; one son, David Tarte of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Jenny Russo of Elizabethton, Leora Kipimo and husband, Bawilly of Kingsport, Marlena Ossovicki of Kingsport, Amber Potts of Kingsport, Jimmy Russo and wife, Susan of Mount Carmel and Michael Trent of Johnson City; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla, Frazia, Hannah, Joseph, Alex, Eseka, Jeremy, Avery and Matt; a special cousin, Geraldine Bishop; a special friend, Brenda Johnson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Adkins officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made on behalf of the Hazel Tarte family to help with funeral expense. Send donations to The Hazel Tarte Family, P.O. Box 27, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of of Hazel Tarte.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Earl Andrew Tate

KINGSPORT — Earl Andrew Tate, 85, formerly of Hiltons, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday night (March 23, 2009) at Brookhaven Manor.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. He worked at Mini-Fibers for 18 years and also loved to farm. Earl was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. He was a devout born-again Christian.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Marcum Tate; his parents, Scott and Myrtle Shaffer Tate along with several sisters and brothers.

Earl Tate is survived by his nephews, Randy Marcum and his wife, Marcia and Billy Vermillion of Kingsport, Jerry Vermillion and his wife, Ada, Georgetown, Ky., Buddy Nunley and his wife, Linda, Mendota, Va., and Allen Nunley and wife, Kim, Bristol, Va.; his great-nephews, John Marcum and Jordan Marcum (all of Hiltons, Va.); nieces, Joyce Ann Dean and her husband, Oscar, Nina Sue Barker, all of Bristol, Va., Sandra Rice, Blountville, and Ellen Kelly and her husband, Lew, Hiltons, Va.; along with a host of friends.

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

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Preacher Nat Baker and Evangelist Ray Bledsoe officiating.

Music will be provided by Dale Jett.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery at 11 a.m. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Elmer Tate

KINGSPORT - James Elmer Tate, 79, Kingsport, passed away Monday (December 29, 2003) at Greystone Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II.

Mr. Tate was a Christian.

His parents, James G. and Laura Tate, one brother, and four sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Tate, Kingsport; one daughter, Naomi Skinner and husband, Greg, Kingsport; two sons, Jack Bishop and wife, Dolly, Lexington, Ky, David Tate and wife, Melinda, Jonesborough; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Virginia Edens, Kingsport, Maude Stewart and Nannie Johnson, both of Fort Blackmore, Va.; a special sister-in-law, Helen Thompson, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Ruth Ketron.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Willie K. Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Tate, Andy Tate, Tony Wolfe, Jackie Bishop, Rick Edens and Randy Edens.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joan (Bailey) Tate

(wife of Joe Tate, above, whose family was in Scott Co.)

CHURCH HILL — Joan Tate, 73, passed away Thursday (Dec. 25, 2008) at Middle Tennessee Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was a native of Church Hill but had lived in Murfreesboro for the past 40 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Tate; her parents, Haskell and Helen Gertrude Bailey; sister, Nina Love and brother, Clinton Bailey.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Lisa Tate, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jessica Lynn and husband, Brad, and Kyle Tate; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Paul Chesnut, Bristol; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Roberts officiating.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at McPheeters Bend Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be, Johnny Love, Rick Gilreath, Matt Gilreath, Lance Arnold, Carl Arnold Jr. and Donald Dobbs.

Honorary pallbearers will be, Kyle Tate, Brad Lynn, Paul Chesnut and Bill Gray.

The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the McPheeters Bend Cemetery, C/O Carl Arnold, Jr., 237 Kinchlow Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Tate family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Tate

(His father and other ancestors were b. Scott Co)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Joe Tate, 61, 1302 Mercury Blvd., died Monday (Aug. 10, 1998) at his home after an extended illness.

He was a member of the Assembly of Christ (non-denominational) Church and was a retired company man from the International Paper Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wm. Milburn and Madgie Lee Tate ; three sisters, Ruth Starnes, Hattie Mae Cox and Bobbie Britton; and a brother, Wm. Milburn Tate Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Bailey Tate , of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Lisa Tate , Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Jessica and Kyle Tate , Murfreesboro; three sisters, Nancy and Mack Rhea, Surgoinsville, Carolyn and Bob Lane, Gray and Alberta Shelton, Auburndale, Fla.; four brothers, George and Dorothy Tate , Columbus, Ga., Edison Tate , Dayton, Ohio, Kenneth and Virginia Tate , Houston, Texas, Carlos (Chick) and Wanda Tate , Church Hill; sister-in-law and husband, Nina and Dale Love, Church Hill; sister-in-law and husband, Norma and Paul Chesnutt, Blountville; and brother-in-law and wife, Clint and Janie Bailey, Uvalda, Ga.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and at the homes of Carlos (Chick) Tate and Dale and Nina Love.

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

Military graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McPheeters Bend Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Tate , Tyler Rhea, Virgil Starnes, Lawrence Starnes, James Britton Jr. and James Britton III.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Leathea Belle (Shoemaker) Tate

Mrs. Jack (Mommy Leathea) Tate, 73, of Glenwood Acres (Kingsport Rt. 2) died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy (Bessie) Christian, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday [7/11/1968] after a lengthy illness.

A former resident of Scott County, Va., she had lived in the Kingsport area for 30 years and made her home with her daughter. She was a member of West View Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are the daughter; son, Paul Tate, also of Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. H. L. Maness and Mrs. Rachel Shoemaker, both of Clinchport, Va., and Mrs. Myrtle Lewis, Afton, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in West View Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Arthur Luster, Rev. J. C. Barnette, Rev. Ray Weather1y officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Tne family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The body will be taken from the funeral home to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Christian, Glenwood Acres at 10 a.m. Saturday. It will remain there until the hour of service.

Kingsport Times, Friday, July 12, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Lloyd Hughston Tate

March 2, 1926 - February 16, 2014

Lloyd Hughston Tate, 87, of the Yuma community, went to be with the Lord (Sunday February 16th, 2014) at his home with his family at his side.

Born in Scott County to the late, Andrew and Augustine Tate, he attended Cleveland School in Yuma, Va. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a seaman first class on the USS Chaffee Destroyer escort in the South Pacific. He retired from the Mead Corporation in 1988 after 44 years of service.

Lloyd enjoyed restoring and driving antique cars and tractors. He collected clocks and knives and enjoyed gospel and bluegrass music. He was a lifetime member of the Weber City Volunteer Fire department of which he was awarded firefighter of the year in 1996. He was awarded citizen of the year in 1994 by the Yuma Ruritan. He was a member of Vicars Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Belle Mullins and Thelma Howell; brothers, Auburn Tate, William "Buster" Tate, Reuben Tate, Massie Tate, Henry Tate and Clarence "Tater" Tate

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Jamie Nell (Sandidge) Tate; two daughters, Sandra Darnell and husband C.E. , Kathy Livesay and husband Rusty; two sons, Harold Tate and wife Edith and Donnie Tate and wife Freda, all of Gate City; nine grandchildren, Gary Darnell and wife Heather, Waterford, PA, Daniel Tate and wife Jodi, Gate City, Rebecca Green, Gate City, Josh Tate and wife Holly, Mount Carmel, TN, Laura Furcron and husband Thomas, Roanoke, VA, Andy Tate and wife Amanda, Aaron Tate and wife Leslie and Sarah Jones and husband James, all of Gate City; thirteen great grandchildren, Seth and Caleb Darnell, Kaylee and Kyndall Green, Abigail and Kyra Tate, Lucy, Tessa, Willa and Norah Furcron, Emilee and Colton Tate and Briana Jones; several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends from 4 till 7pm Tuesday (February 18th, 2014) at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will follow at 7pm with his grandson, Rev. Gary Darnell officiating. Music will be provided by his family.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City with Rev. Stephen Caldwell officiating. Military graveside rites will be presented by the American Legion Post 3/265. Those who plan to attend the graveside are invited to join the family in procession to the cemetery by meeting at the funeral home at 12:20pm.

Pallbearers will be Gary Darnell, Daniel Tate, Josh Tate, Thomas Furcron, Andy Tate, Aaron Tate, James Jones and Duffie Cox. Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews.

Special thanks should go to his caregiver, Patricia Bloomer and to Wellmont Hospice, Nova Health Care and Rehab and the HMG staff.

Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in memory of Lloyd.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby Lynn “Mouse” Taylor

SIMPSONVILLE , S.C. - Bobby “Mouse” Taylor, 65, a resident of 213 Highway 14, Simpsonville , S.C. , passed away Wednesday ( Nov. 23, 2005 ) at Greenville Memorial Hospital with lung cancer.

Bobby was born Oct. 14, 1940 in Yuma, Va., to the late John Logan Taylor and Eliza Elizabeth Click Taylor. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Howard's Body Shop in Simpsonville. He was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Taylor; and two sisters, Evelyn Brickey and Ruth Fleenor.

He is survived by brothers, Ralph Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Don Taylor and Eddie Taylor of Kingsport, and James Taylor of Yuma, Va.; sisters, Frances Jenkins and Phyllis Palmer of Kingsport; step-son, Jonathan Morse; special friend, Nancy Butler of Simpsonville, S.C.; his faithful canine companion, "Smokey"; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Prospect United Methodist Church, Yuma, Va.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Bobby requested that his body be cremated.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be sent to Prospect United Methodist Church or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Don Taylor, Chairman of Donor Relations, P.O. Box 2464 , Kingsport , Tenn. , 37662 .

Fletcher Funeral Home in Fountain Inn, S.C., is serving the Taylor family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Helen (Alley) Taylor

Daisy Pearl (McClellan) Cushman Ashburn

GATE CITY, Oct. 31 — Joint funeral services were held today at Blair's Chapel near here for Mrs. Helen Taylor, 77, and her granddaughter, Mrs. Daisy Ashburn, 28, both of whom died within 16 hours of each other Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Mrs. Ashburn died suddenly of heart failure Saturday morning [10/29/1932] at the home of W. E. Taylor, Sr., where she had come from her home in Norfolk to visit her ill grandmother, Mrs. Taylor.

Mrs. Taylor had been ill about four weeks prior to her death about 1:00 p.m. Sunday [10/30/1932] morning.  She was a member of a pioneer family in Scott county where she had lived her entire life constantly taking an interest in the welfare of her neighbors, church and community.

When stricken with a fatal heart attack, Mrs. Ashburn was talking to the physician attending her grandmother.  She was a native of Scott county, but had made her home in Washington, D. C., and Norfolk, Va., for the past 11 years.  She, as her grandmother, was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving Mrs. Ashburn are her husband, Overton Ashburn, at present located in Hagerstown, Md.; one daughter, Janice; her father, J. B. McClellan, Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. R. O. Williams, Roda. Va., Mrs. E. B. Williams, Hill, Va., Mrs. Charles Rogan, Kingsport, Tenn., and one brother, Warner B. McClellan, Gate City.  Her mother died several years ago.

Surviving Mrs. Taylor are her husband, W. E. Taylor, Sr., Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Liddie Salling, Slant, Va., and the following children, Thomas N. Taylor, Kingsport; C. D. and J. C. Taylor, Wheelerton, Tenn,; W. E. Taylor, Jr., Gate City and J. E. Taylor, Fort Blackmore, Va.

A huge number of friends thronged the Blair's Chapel church and yard during funeral services conducted by Rev. Joshua Lane, assisted by Rev. John Vermillion.  Burial rites were held at the Taylor Cemetery near the church.

[The Taylor Cemetery named as burial place is apparently the same as present-day Penley Cemetery, S Gate City #36.]

Kingsport Times, Monday, October 31, 1932

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Hobart C. Taylor

KINGSPORT - Hobart C. Taylor, 87, Preston Place, went to be with The Lord Sunday ( Jan. 7, 2001 ) at Indian Path Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Taylor was a native of Scott County, Va., and had resided in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he was a chemical supervisor at K-25.

Prior to working at Oak Ridge , he worked at TEC as a chemical supervisor. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA), where he was a Trustee. He was also a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and the AMVETS.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Adams Taylor, of the home; daughter, Norma Sue Ketola and husband, Carl, Rochester, N.Y.; son, Ronald W. Taylor and wife, Carol, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with The Rev. G. Brent Bradley officiating.

Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens following the services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lee Taylor

Robert L. Taylor, 63, of 1113 Riverside Ave., died at his home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday after a long illness.

A native of Scott County, Va., he spent most of his life in Kingsport and was a former employee of Kingsport Utilities.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora Lee Taylor; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby May and Pauline Taylor, of Kingsport; one son, Ray of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Anna Spears of Kingsport; one brother, George Taylor of Kingsport.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Riverside Baptist Church. Rev, Dana Crawford, Rev. George C. Coldiron and Rev. Fred Teague will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Hiltons Cemetery at Hiltons, Va.

The body will remain at Carter's Chapel Funeral Home until time for the funeral. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Friday, June 10, 1966)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roger Carson Taylor

BIG STONE GAP , Va. — Roger Carson Taylor , 49, of the Fairview community of Scott County, passed away on Tuesday ( March 22, 2011 ) in Big Stone Gap.

He was a graduate of Rye Cove High School and Virginia Commonwealth University ’s School of Pharmacy . He served in the U.S. Army in Germany . He was an avid ham radio operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Fugate Taylor and Nancy (Gibson) Taylor ; and two brothers, David Lee Taylor and Stephen Christopher Taylor .

Roger is survived by one brother, James Fugate Taylor (Janice) of Big Stone Gap; step-mother, Carol Taylor of Knoxville, Tenn.; two step-brothers, Michael Darden of Knoxville, Tenn. and Jeff Darden of Maryland; several nieces and nephews; very special nieces, Larissa Taylor of Wilmington, N.C. and Nancy Taylor of Johnson City; and a very special great-nephew, Griffen Ely Taylor of Johnson City.

A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday in the chapel of Holding Funeral Home with Greg Townsend, minister officiating.

Holding Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Ruby Edith (Benfield) Tate

Ruby Edith Tate, 76, Kings­port, died Thursday (April 14, 1994) at Indian Path Medical Cen­ter after an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport, and was a member of Depews Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Men's and Women's Bible Class.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. George Ralph Tate, of the home; three daugh­ters, Shirley J. Greene, An­napolis, Md., Janice Faye Shrewsbury, Baltimore, Md. and Linda Kay Byers, Kings­port; two sons, Jack Lee Tate and George Harrison Tate, both of Kingsport; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Sturgill and the Rev. Ogleva Street officiating.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Garmie “Ginny” (Adams) Taylor

KINGSPORT - Virginia "Ginny" Garmie Taylor, 90, of Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( Jan. 5, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Coeburn , Va. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart C. Taylor; two brothers, Worley Adams Sr. and Charlie Hansel Adams; her parents, James William Adams and Francis Melinda Holbrook Adams; and an infant great-grandson, Joshua William Bedford.

Surviving are her son, Ronald Wayne Taylor and wife Carol of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; her daughter, Norma Sue Ketola and husband Carl of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Catherine Taylor, Michael Taylor and wife Julie, Sarah Bedford and husband Jeffrey, and Stephen Ketola and wife Regina; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sarah Cophene Vaughn, Goldie Ruth Dobber, Margie Arlene Bailey and Viola Adams, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Albert Beecher Adams, Nederland, Tex., and James Ervin Adams, Rock Hill, S.C.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Salley, Dr. Duncan Rankin and the Rev. G. Brent Bradley officiating.

Music will be provided by harpist, Martha E. Painter.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens , Blountville. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

William Elbert Taylor Sr.

Gate City, Va. -- Funeral services for W. E. Taylor, 89, who died Tuesday [1/4/1944] at the home of his son, W. E. Taylor Jr., in Gate City, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Walnut Street Methodist Church.  Services will be in charge of the Rev. C. J. Hawkins, and the Rev. C. S. Pendleton, with burial in the Taylor-Donaldson Cemetery.

He is survived by four sons, W. E. Taylor, Jr.. Gate City, J. C. Taylor, Pulaski, Tenn., Thomas and James Taylor, both of Kingsport, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. John Frazier, Gate City; one brother, J. P. [I. P.] Taylor, Kingsport, and two sisters, Mrs. T. W. Williams and Mrs,. A. J. Donalson of Gate City.

Kingsport News, Thursday, January 6, 1944

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Margaret Nancy (Neeley) Bishop Tate

KINGSPORT - Margaret Tate, 75, Kingsport, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at her home surrounded by loving family and friends.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided most of her life in Kingsport.

Mrs. Tate was a Christian, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and loyal friend to many.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James E. Tate (Dec. 29, 2003); a daughter, Mae Saylor; a son, Harold Bishop; parents, David and Avie Neeley; seven brothers; and one sister, Hassie Carter (Oct. 31, 2003).

Surviving are her daughter, Naomi Skinner and husband, Greg, Kingsport; two sons, Jack Bishop and wife, Dolly, Lexington, Ky., David Tate and wife, Melinda, Jonesborough; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one special great-grandchild, Christian Tate; two sisters, Josephine Collins, Kingsport, and Helen Thompson, Blountville; one brother, Billy Neeley, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Ruth Ketron, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Brown and the Rev. Willie K. Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Kim Matney Peterson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at 1000 Stonegate Road, Apt. B9, Kingsport.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Tate, Andy Tate, Tony Wolfe, Jackie Bishop, Stevie Carter, Tony Fugate, Phil Minton and Roger Lane.

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Alfred Taylor

JENKINS, Ky. - Alfred 'Melve' Taylor, 72, Dunham sec­tion, Jenkins, Ky., died Tuesday (April 12, 1994) at his residence.

He was of the Freewill Baptist faith and was a former employee of the City of Manassas.

Surviving are his wife, Essie Johnson Taylor, Jenkins, Ky.; four daughters, Brenda Taylor Whitacre, Blanch Taylor Whi­tacre, Linda Taylor Whitacre and Patricia Taylor Wright, all of Ma­nassas, Va.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Bain, Jenkins, Ky., and Hattie Dotson, Whitesburg, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Baker Funer­al Home, Pound, Va., with a song service at 7 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roy Vanover officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbear­ers.

Burial will be in the Dotson Cemetery, Pound, Va.

(Great-grandson of Reuben Powers and Katherine (Estep) Lane Powers who moved from Scott Co to Wise Co before 1850. Son of Benjamin and Rosa (Powers) Taylor.)

Kingsport Times-News

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Anna Lee (Moore) Taylor

GATE CITY , Va. - Anna Lee Taylor, 77, formerly of Clinchport, Va., passed away Monday ( Aug. 28, 2006 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Roda, Va., and was previously employed at QSQ and the Thriftway Market. She was a homemaker and previously attended Pendleton's Freewill Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard Lee and Annie Russell Moore; several sisters and brothers.

Surviving are her daughter, Jeanette Taylor and husband Robert, Nickelsville, Va.; grandchildren, Steven James Taylor and Michael Keith Taylor, both of Nickelsville, Va.; sisters-in-law, Edith Stewart and husband Eugene, Clinchport, Va., Ruth Taylor, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City and anytime at the daughter's residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Eddie Taylor officiating. Eulogy will be given by Bill McCarty.

Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon Thursday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Taylor, Steven Taylor, Emmitt Shoemaker, Billy Davidson, Bugs Taylor, Mark Hensley and Tyler Webb.

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Benny J. Taylor

KINGSPORT - Benny J. Taylor, 67, passed away unexpectedly Thursday ( Aug. 18, 2005 ) at his home.

Mr. Taylor retired from Tennessee Eastman Company.

He was a member, deacon, and Sunday School teacher at Beulah Baptist Church . He was also a member of Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge in Gray.

His wife, Charlotte A. Taylor; parents, Sam and Lorene Taylor; sister, Patsy Taylor Chaffin; and nephew, Gary Marshall preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicki Maxwell and husband, Roy, and Angelina Isley and husband, Jim, all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Maria Maxwell, Emily Maxwell, Victoria Isley, and Jonathan Isley; two sisters, Phyllis Marshall and husband, James Roy, and Rosemary Vicars and husband, Lowell, all of Kingsport; brother-in-law, Lincoln Chaffin; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport , with Rev. Al South officiating.

Music will be provided by dear friends and neighbors, the Shepherd family.

Burial will follow at Stone Dam Cemetery in Greeneville.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Don Lane

Billie Daugherty (Brickey) Taylor

KINGSPORT — Billie Brickey Taylor, 77, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Thursday (June 11, 2009) at her residence surrounded by her family.

Billie was born Nov. 15, 1931 in Fort Blackmore, Va., and was the daughter of the late Clyde McConnell Brickey and the late Bonnie Fields Brickey. She came to Kingsport in 1950 after marrying Roy M. Taylor in January of that year. Billie worked at the time in the office at Borden Mills. She went on to work as a bookkeeper and tax preparer, participating in the VITA Program sponsored by the IRS.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece, Melanie Brickey.

She is survived by her husband of over 59 years, Roy Marvin Taylor; her daughter, Karen Fisher and husband, David; her son, Mark Taylor and wife, Teresa; grandchildren, Ashley Jessee and husband, Chad, Kaci Shelton, Lyndsay, Andy and Daniel Taylor; sisters, Joy Kinkead and Rebecca Hensley; brothers, Ted, Dan and Bob Brickey; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gravely Baptist Church. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir singing songs of praise.

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

John Gortney, Barry Brickey, Howard Bolden, Fred Lane, Gary Winiger and Sam Gillenwater will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gravely Baptist Church building fund, 500 Gravely Road, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Amedysis Hospice especially Eleanor and Peggy Jones who was a true God send.

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

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Bobby Lynn "Mouse" Taylor

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. - Bobby "Mouse" Taylor, 65, a resident of 213 Highway 14, Simpsonville, S.C., passed away Wednesday (Nov. 23, 2005) at Greenville Memorial Hospital with lung cancer.

Bobby was born Oct. 14, 1940 in Yuma, Va., to the late John Logan Taylor and Eliza Elizabeth Click Taylor. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Howard's Body Shop in Simpsonville. He was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Taylor; and two sisters, Evelyn Brickey and Ruth Fleenor.

He is survived by brothers, Ralph Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Don Taylor and Eddie Taylor of Kingsport, and James Taylor of Yuma, Va.; sisters, Frances Jenkins and Phyllis Palmer of Kingsport; step-son, Jonathan Morse; special friend, Nancy Butler of Simpsonville, S.C.; his faithful canine companion, "Smokey"; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Prospect United Methodist Church, Yuma, Va.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Bobby requested that his body be cremated.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be sent to Prospect United Methodist Church or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Don Taylor, Chairman of Donor Relations, P.O. Box 2464, Kingsport, Tenn., 37662.

Fletcher Funeral Home in Fountain Inn, S.C., is serving the Taylor family.

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Carl E. "Buster" Taylor

GATE CITY, Va. -- Carl "Bus­ter" Taylor, 71, Gate City, died Tuesday (Jan. 8, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a self-employed contractor and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Taylor was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William P. and Lelia Wade Taylor; and one brother, Earl Taylor, in 1981.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Wells Taylor; two sons, Michael Taylor, Gate City and David Taylor, Gatlinburg; three grand­children; four sisters, Mrs. Bert (Gladys) Gaines and Mrs. Samp­son (Edith) Bishop, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Ray (Mae) Kaylor, Clinchport, Va., and Mrs. Claude (Mary Alice) Quillen, Gate City; four brothers, the Rev. Claude Taylor, Weber City, Va., Ottis Taylor and Kelly Taylor, both of Kingsport and Hobert Taylor, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the First Bap­tist Church of Gate City.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Fu­neral Home with Dr. Bob Lynch, the Rev. Wrightly Salling and Don Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, January 10, 1991

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier  

Carolyn Ann (Taylor) Taylor

July 16, 1951 - March 2, 2014

CHURCH HILL — Carolyn Ann Taylor, 62, of Church Hill went to sleep in the arms of Jesus Sunday evening (March 2, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center surrounded by her family.

She was born July 16, 1951, in Kingsport and was the daughter of the late Henry P. and Bessie Kathleen (Fields) Taylor of Scott County, Va. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Dana Light.

She was a member of Greenvale Baptist Church and was formerly an employee of WalMart and more recently worked as a real estate agent.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Gary Taylor of Church Hill; sons, Wayne Taylor and wife Sherry of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Stephen Taylor and wife Kelsey of Fort Blackmore, Va.; foster son, Samuel Willard of Church Hill; three grandsons, Maxton Taylor, Caden Taylor and Braydon Taylor; brothers, Herman Taylor and wife Judy of Weber City, Va., and Charlie Taylor and wife Geraldine of Duffield, Va.; sisters, Pauline Gates and husband Joe of Mooresburg, Tenn., Mary Sims of Weber City, and Kathryn Taylor of Duffield; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy. 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Brother Joe Shelton II officiating. Music will be provided by Jim Willis.

Family and friends are asked to meet by 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home to proceed to Holston View Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Charles Quillen, Jimmie Taylor, Jeff Taylor, Sonny Hensley, Jeremiah Owens, Michael Taylor, Ricky Taylor, Jebb Cox and David Salyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Tri Cities Affiliate, 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Fugate Taylor

KNOXVILLE - Mr. Charles Fugate Taylor, 71, entered into rest Saturday morning ( Sept. 29, 2001 ) at Park West Hospital in Knoxville . Mr. Taylor was formerly of Route 3, Clinchport, Va. , but had lived in Knoxville for the past several years.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on August 29, 1930 , he was a son of the late James and Myrtle Berry Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gem Kate Taylor Greninger.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Houchins Taylor, Knoxville; four sons and daughters-in-law, James (Jim) and Janice Taylor, Big Stone Gap, Va., Steve and Leola Taylor, Moyock, N.C., Roger and Regina Taylor, Richlands, Va., and David Taylor, Friendsville, Tenn.; two stepsons and daughter-in-law, Jeff Darden, Annapolis, Md., Mike and Montana Darden, Knoxville; four grandchildren, Nancy, Larissa, Angie and Alec Taylor; one great-grandchild, Tristan Taylor; many cousins and friends.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Dr. Edwin Greninger officiating.

Burial will be in the Berry Family Cemetery , Fairview community.

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Charlotte Ann (Jobe) Taylor

Charlotte Ann Jobe Taylor, 53, Kingsport , died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday ( Jan. 15, 1998 ) at her home after an extended period of poor health.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Kingsport , where she had lived her entire life. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Beulah Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruth Jobe.

Surviving are her husband, Benny J. Taylor, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Roy A. Maxwell and Angelina and James H. Isley, all of Kingsport; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eddie (Gayle) Waddell, Lyles, Tenn.; and two brothers, Anthony Jobe, Kingsport, and Jerry B. Jobe, Eidson.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Valda Page, 409 Canongate Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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Don Lane

Claude Swanson Taylor

KINGSPORT - Claude Taylor, 95, Kingsport, passed away Friday, (June 30, 2007) at his home.

Born in Clinchport , Va. , he had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Taylor was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company.

His wife, Cora Taylor; and son, Don Taylor preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Bobbie Taylor, Kingsport; one grandson, Steve Taylor and wife, Reta, Greeneville; one great-granddaughter, April Taylor, Greeneville; and two half-sisters, Irene Mullins, Clinchport, Va. and Jimmie Lane, Weber City, Va.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Wrye officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park . Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Claude Taylor.

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Clyde Vernon "Tim" Taylor Jr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Clyde Vernon "Tim" Taylor Jr., 77, Second Street, died Friday morning (Dec. 19, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Tim was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He retired from Tennessee Eastman in 1984.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Vernon Taylor Sr. and Flora Fish Taylor; sisters, Viola Taylor Fields and Leota Taylor; brothers, Garland Taylor, Bernis Taylor and Alvis Fain Taylor.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Ann Jones Taylor, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Diane Dishner and husband Gregory Lewis, Mount Carmel; sons and daughter-in-law, Vernon Wendell Taylor and Anna Bell, Church Hill, Chris Taylor, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Adriane Nicole Flanary and husband Aaron, Johnson City, Timothy Wayne Taylor, Gate City, Va.; step-grandchildren, Eddie Butler and wife Star of Arkansas, Michael Butler and wife Tara of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport and Gate City Post No. 265.

Pallbearers will be Delano Davis, Paul McMurray, Donnie Waters, Jimmy Haynes, Bill Jones, Jerry Taylor.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.

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

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Cora J. (Flanary) Taylor

Cora Flanary Taylor , 87, Kingsport, died Thursday morning ( April 2, 1998 ) at her home.

Born in Clinchport , Va. , she had resided in Kingsport since 1933, and was a homemaker. She attended Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church .

Surviving are her husband, Claude S. Taylor , Kingsport; a daughter-in-law, Bobbie Taylor , Kingsport; a grandson, Steven Taylor, Greeneville; a great-granddaughter, April Taylor , Greeneville; and two nephews, Harlan K. Lane, Kingsport, and Thomas J. Lane, El Paso, Texas.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl L. Strickler officiating.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery .

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Dallas Virginia (Roberts) Taylor

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Mrs. Dallas Roberts Taylor, 79, went peacefully to her heavenly home surrounded by her family and friends on Monday (Feb. 18, 2008).

She was born June 27, 1928, to the late Martin and Della Roberts.

She was a Christian and lifelong member of Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher, treasurer and enjoyed singing in the choir and in the Old Timers Quartet.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Hobert Taylor.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Bobby Rhoton and Patsy and Kenneth Herron; four grandchildren, Tim Rhoton and wife, Angie, Corey Rhoton and wife, Cathy, Kenita Herron and Kevin Herron; four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Seth, Mason and Joey Rhoton; one sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Gilmer Bledsoe; a special friend and caregiver, Barbara Lawson; several nieces, nephews and many caring friends.

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 conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Tim Rhoton and Bro. Bobby Rhoton officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Chapel Church Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Corey Rhoton, Kevin Herron, Randy Bledsoe, Ricky Bledsoe, Lonnie Statzer and Rev. Daryle Hurd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Carl Gibson, the Rev. Eckel Herron and Larry Allen Robertson.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.

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Donald Raymond "Donnie" Taylor Jr.

KINGSPORT - Donald "Donnie" R. Taylor, Jr., 37, of Kingsport, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday (April 7, 2006).

Born and raised in Kingsport, he served as a corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf as an aircraft maintenance administration clerk on the Coral Sea. He was an employee of AFG Industries for 15 years.

Donnie was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, and son, and will be greatly missed.

His paternal grandparents, James and Veda Taylor preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Clark Taylor, Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Racheal Clark, Kingsport; his father, Don R. Taylor, Fall Branch; mother, Yvonne Byrd Douthat and husband, Gene, Kingsport; one brother, Joey Taylor and wife, Tina, Kingsport; nieces, Alisha and Leah Taylor; maternal grandparents, Pastor Joe W. and Eileen Byrd; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.

Burial will follow at Baker Cemetery in Blountville with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post No. 3/265.

Pallbearers will be Joey Taylor, Stevie Byrd, John Davis, Gene Douthat, Ronald Byrd, and Stephen Byrd.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Frazier, Barker, Addington, Leonard)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Donna Rhea (Clark) Taylor

Donna Rhea Clark Taylor, 48, of Kingsport passed away on Saturday February 18, 2012 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was a life long resident of Kingsport. Donna graduated from Sullivan North High School in 1982 and attended University of Tennessee. She was an avid lover of animals and enjoyed riding her Harley motorcycles. Donna was a loving mother, daughter and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Raymond Taylor; sister, Tina Renee Clark Berry; maternal grandmother, Emma Larkins Mitchell; maternal grandfather, Samuel Robert Joyce.

She is survived by her daughter, Racheal Lynn Clark of Kingsport; sister, Anna Lynn Clark Simpson and husband Kevin of Round Rock, TX; her parents, Charles Lynn and Anna Frances Joyce Clark of Kingsport; fiancé, Jeffrey C. Harrison; special friend, Anna Marie Sutherland of Kingsport; niece, Casey Bryanna Berry; nephew, Justin Todd Berry; she will be greatly missed by her family and friends and special pets Dawson and Little Girl.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Burke, Elliott, Lane, McCllellan.)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Gladys (Carter) Taylor

DUFFIELD, Va. — Dorothy Gladys Carter Taylor, 88, of Duffield, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday ( May 16, 2011 ), at her residence.

Born June 8, 1922 , in Rye Cove, Va. , Dorothy was a retired waitress from the Dearborn Inn and was of the Baptist faith. She was a very kind and loving woman. She loved flowers and her little dog “Tazzy” and was always ready to feed you or lend a helping hand. She will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Luann for her daily love and care of Dorothy, whom she loved like her mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Carter and Eva Stewart Carter; husband, Ralph Taylor; brothers, Charlie Carter, Bill Carter, Raymond Carter and Ezra Carter.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Lugo, California; son, Larry Taylor and Luann, Clinchport, Va.; grandson, Jeff Charles and wife, Nancy, Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Graveside services will be held immediately following the visitation at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. , with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Bill Tignor officiating.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Rhoton, Danny Casteel, Richard Gilliam, Frank Taylor, Keith Taylor and Duane Russell.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Stacy family and Donnie Stewart.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Earl Taylor Sr.

KINGSPORT - Earl Taylor Sr., 63, Apt. 5 of Pinecrest Apartments, went to be with the Lord at 10:30 p.m. Saturday (May 10, 2003) following an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Sullivan County most of his life. He was retired from Waste Management where he had worked as a driver.

He was of the Baptist faith.

His parents, Rev. Joe Taylor and Hester Taylor; brother, Virgil Taylor; and a son, Tommy Taylor preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Donna Jones and husband Joey, Kingsport; sons, Earl Taylor Jr. and Richard L. Taylor, both of Kingsport; very special grandchildren, Shawn Anders, Amber Mallett and Austin Taylor; sisters, Beulah Blizzard and Alice Ruth Jones, both of Kingsport; brothers, Ed Taylor, Blountville, and Perry Lee Taylor, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Joyce Wells.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Scalf and the Rev. Zane Sutherland officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Taylor, Tony Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Joey Jones, James Blizzard and Jim Cole.

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Ebbie (Kiser) Taylor

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Ebbie Taylor, 69, entered into rest Saturday (May 12, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Taylor was born April 30, 1932 in Russell County, Va., to the late Howard Jack and MaryJane Grizzle Kiser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Roy Lee Taylor, Jr.; three brothers, Alvin, Roy and Joe Kiser.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Taylor, Sr., Nickelsville; one daughter, Retha Taylor, Wilkinsburg, Pa.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Betty Taylor, Fall Branch, William and Liza Taylor, and Michael and Patty Taylor, all of Nickelsville; four sisters, Ethel Skeens, Kingsport, Gladys Taylor, Fall Branch, Mary Lou Pope, Blountville, and Stella Townsend, Kingsport; two brothers, Cecil Kiser, Nickelsville, and Howard Kiser, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Sarah, Mary, Beverly and Brett; three great-grandchildren, Melissa, Becky and Brooke; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Kiser and the Rev. Bill Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Taylor Family Cemetery, Nickelsville.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eliza E. Taylor

Gate City, Va. -- Eliza Taylor, 80, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. J. Donaldson, on the Spivey Dam road today [1/24/1941] at 7:30 a. m., following a short illness.  She had been in declining health for some time.

She is survived by two brothers, I. P. Taylor of Kingsport, W. E. Taylor, Sr., Gate City; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Donaldson, Gate City, and Mrs. T. W. Wiliams, Pennington Gap, Va.

She was a native of Scott county and a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of this section.  Her father was Nelson H. Taylor and her mother was Martha Lane Taylor.  She has been active in community and church affairs all of her life.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Donaldson.  The Rev. C. S. Pendleton will officiate.  Interment will be in the nearby Taylor cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and flowerbearers.

Kingsport Times, Friday, January 24, 1941

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Frances Ann (Jones) Taylor

GATE CITY, Va. - Frances Ann (Jones) Taylor, 72, of Bluebell Drive, East Carters Valley, went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon (Aug. 4, 2007) in the emergency room at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 12, 1934 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Albert Clinton and Mary Belle Wolfe Jones. She was of the Baptist faith and had, in the past, attended the First Baptist Church of Weber City.

She was a homemaker, a good wife, mother, grandmother, "Grambie" and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Vernon Taylor, brothers, William Clinton "Bill" Taylor, Paul Jones and Victor Jones; sister, Alice Tittsworth.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane Dishner and husband, Greg of Mount Carmel; sons, Vernon Taylor and wife, Annabelle of Church Hill and Chris Taylor, of the home; grandchildren, Adriane Flanary and husband, Aaron, and Timothy Taylor; great-granddaughter, Ava Flanary; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Haynes and husband, Jimmy of Gate City, Va. (Yuma); several nieces and nephews and others also survive.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hensley Family Singers.

Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for the services.

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

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Freddie Roscoe Taylor

WEBER CITY, Va  --  Freddie Roscoe Taylor, 54, died Sunday ( Jan. 3, 1993 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

    He was retired from AFG Greenland Plant and was of the Methodist faith.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Thomas and Julia Lawson Taylor; and a brother, Ralph Taylor.

    Surviving are his wife, Frankie Ball Taylor, Weber City; two sons, Gregory Taylor, Weber City, and David Taylor, Kingsport; one daughter, Deborah Tatlor, Weber City; four grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Taylor, Kingsport, and Harold Taylor, Duffield; two sisters, Dorothy Hale, Lebanon, Ind., and Gladys Cleek, Gate City.

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

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

    Friends will serve as pallbearers.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Craft family cemetery.

(from obituary in ' Kingsport Times' of Monday, January 4, 1993 )

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Gary Douglas Taylor

GATE CITY, Va. — Gary Douglas "Greasy" Taylor, 57, entered into rest Sunday (Nov. 11, 2007) at Lee Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County on May 26, 1950 and was the son of the late James "Jim Bo" and Nellie Taylor. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Giles; and brother, James "Big Jim" Taylor.

Surviving are his son, Michael Taylor and wife, Stephanie, South Boston, Va.; three sisters, Sandra Arnold, Kingsport, Louise Jackson and husband, Nathan, Detroit, Mich., and Patsy Jo Connor and husband, Thomas, Ft. Smith, Ari.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Randall Spivey officiating. For those wishing to attend the graveside services, please meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m.

Music will be provided by Dennie Haynes. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Georgia Lee (Flanary) Taylor

Georgia Lee Taylor, 81, 487 Roan Street , died Tuesday afternoon (May 12, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center .

Born in Rye Cove, Va. , she taught school a short time in Scott County .

She was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Milo Taylor; and one sister, Mrs. Nannie Culbert­son.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Marriner, Goldsboro , N.C. , and Mrs. Joyce Rogers, Kingsport ; one son, Russell Tay­lor, Kingsport ; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Etta Bevins, Kings­port ; and one half-brother, Frank Carter, Rye Cove.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Adcox and the Rev. J. Russell Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery .

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Gladys Virginia (Kiser) Taylor

Fall Branch, TN - Mrs. Gladys Virginia Taylor, 82, Fall Branch, TN passed away, Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Russell County, Virginia on February 29, 1930 to the late Howard Jack and Mary Jane Grizzle Kiser.

In addition to her parents, her sisters, Ebbie Taylor and Ethel Skeens; and brothers, Alvin Kiser, Joe Kiser, Cecil Kiser, and Roy Kiser preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Delmer Horton Taylor, Fall Branch, TN; daughter, Wanda Jones and husband, David, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Travis Jones and Angel Jones; great grandchildren, Megan Boswell, Ashley Jones, and Tristan Jones; great great grandson, Jaxson Shaw; sisters, Stella Townsend and husband, James, Kingsport, TN and Mary Pope, Blountville, TN; brother, Howard Kiser and wife, Carol, Tulsa, OK; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Gate City Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Ray Bledsoe officiating.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Gladys Virginia Taylor.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Guy Maxwell Taylor Jr.

WEBER CITY, Va. - Guy Maxwell Taylor, Jr., 79, of Weber City, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 4, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott Co., Va., and attended Cleveland High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. Guy was the founder of the Mountain Empire Restaurant in Weber City. He retired from Tennessee Eastman after 42 years and eight months of service.

Guy was an expert carpenter and woodworker, whose work was displayed all over the southeast. He was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church and the Catlett Masonic Lodge of Gate City Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Maxwell Taylor Sr. and Flora Arnold Taylor; his son, Mike Taylor; three sisters, Karla Hurd, Willie Kimbler and Elva Buelick; and one brother, Lyle Taylor.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Alma Ruth Wampler Taylor, of the home; two daughters, Sandra Bussell and husband Neal of Kingsport and Dawn McMurray and husband Regan of Weber City, Va.; a former daughter-in-law, Glenda Taylor Snead of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Craig Bussell, Nicole Bussell Jones, John Michael Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Hunter Owens, and Holly Owens; a special great-niece, Christina Drinnon; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends and family.

The family wishes to thank the 5th and 6th floor nurses and staff of Indian Path Medical Center and Amedisys Home Health Care.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Holston View United Methodist Church, 117 Church St., Weber City, Va.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Ken Pierce and Rev. John Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by Phyllis and Ken Pierce.

Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 and Gate City Post # 265 with Joe W. Byrd, chaplain.

Pallbearers are Curtis Drinnon, Craig Bussell, Eric Jones, Regan McMurray, Gunnar Bussell, John Michael Taylor and Hunter Owens.

Honorary pallbearers are Delano Davis, Butch Bledsoe, Ronald Carter, Donald Carter, Lance Arnold and Bo Wolfe.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holston View United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 2278, Weber City, Va 24290.

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

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Guy Maxwell Taylor Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - Guy Taylor Sr., 73, of Gate City Rt. 3 died in a Sparta, N. C. hospital at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday [12/18/1963] after a brief illness.

A retired carpenter, he attended the Baptist Church and was a member of Gate City Masonic Lodge. Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Flora Arnold Taylor; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Hurd of Rogersville, Tenn.; Mrs. A. E. Kimbler, Weber City, Va., and Miss Elva Taylor, Kansas City; two sons, Guy Jr. and Lyle Taylor, both of Weber City; a sister, Mrs. Lee Davis, Kingsport; brother, James Audley Taylor, Gate City; and 10 grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Oak Glen Baptist Church by Rev. Eddie Fox, Rev. Herman Anderson and Rev. Ed Perry. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to the home of Guy Taylor Jr. at 4 p.m. today from the Gate City Funeral Home. It will be transferred to the church one hour before the funeral.

Kingsport Times, Thursday, December 19, 1963

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Harold J. Taylor

PATTONSVILLE, Va. — Harold J. Taylor, 80, of Pattonsville, passed away on Thursday ( Aug. 21, 2008 ) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center , Duffield , Va.

He was born in Jackson , Ky. , on May 7, 1928 , and was the son of the late Isaac Taylor and Julia Taylor. Harold was a member of Kaylor’s Chapel Church .

He was formerly employed by Mead Corporation., Kingsport Press and the Kingsport Police Department, having retired as a detective in 1975 due to injuries received in the line of duty. He received Officer of the Year in 1968.

Harold served in the U.S. Marine Corp and the U.S. Air Force, having been selected for Intelligence Training in Wichita Falls, Texas . He received several awards for his performance of duties and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Freddie (Bud) Taylor, Elmer Taylor and Ralph Taylor; two sisters, Dorothy Hale and Gladys Cleek; first wife, Dora Taylor.

He is survived by his loving wife, Eula Mae Taylor, of the home; stepdaughter, Carolyn Legg and husband, Jerry; step-granddaughter, Karen Legg; two nieces and 10 nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 U.S. Hwy. 23N, Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Kern, the Rev. Kelvin Bishop and Evangelist Kenneth Neely.

Masionic services will be conducted by The White Side Lodge #133, of Blountville , Tenn.

Music will be provided by Kaylor’s Chapel Church Choir.

Military graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park , conducted by American Legion Gate City Post #265, Hammond Post #3 and the Virginia National Guard. Family and friends who wish to attend may gather at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Kaylor’s Chapel building fund, c/o Thelma DeBoard, 130 Thorngrove Drive , Duffield , Va.

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

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Hobart C. Taylor

KINGSPORT - Hobart C. Taylor, 87, Preston Place, went to be with The Lord Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Taylor was a native of Scott County, Va., and had resided in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he was a chemical supervisor at K-25.

Prior to working at Oak Ridge, he worked at TEC as a chemical supervisor. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA), where he was a Trustee. He was also a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and the AMVETS.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Adams Taylor, of the home; daughter, Norma Sue Ketola and husband, Carl, Rochester, N.Y.; son, Ronald W. Taylor and wife, Carol, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with The Rev. G. Brent Bradley officiating.

Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens following the services.

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Hobert J. Taylor

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Hobert Taylor, 73, entered into rest Sunday (Nov. 12, 2000) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 25, 1927, a son of the late William Patton and Lelia Wade Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a lifetime member of the VFW.

He attended Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church.

He was retired from AFG Industries and was a security guard at Norris Industries, Big Stone Oil Company and was co-owner of Daniel Boone 76.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Mae Kaylor; and four brothers, the Rev. Claude Taylor, Carl "Buster", Ottis and Earl Taylor.

Surviving are his wife of 52 and a half years, Dallas Roberts Taylor, Clinchport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Bobby Rhoton, Clinchport, and Patsy and Kenneth Herron, Gate City, Va.; three sisters, Edith Bishop, Kingsport, Gladys Gaines and Mary Alice Quillen, both of Gate City; one brother, Kelly Taylor, Kingsport; grandchildren, Tim Rhoton and wife, Angie, Corey Rhoton and wife, Cathy, Kenita Herron and Kevin Herron; several nieces and nephews; and many caring friends.

Calling hours will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Bobby Rhoton, Bro. Tim Rhoton, and Bro. Fred Gillenwater officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Military graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Corey Rhoton, Larry Allen Robertson, Gilmer Bledsoe, Lonnie Statzer, Keith Bishop, the Rev. Lee Knowles, the Rev. Eckel Herron, and Bill DeBoard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Herron, James Hensley, Pete Bowen, Radford Wallen, Roy Egan and Shelborn Barker.

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J. Howard Taylor

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. -- J. Howard Taylor, 83, Route 1, Slant community, Fort Blackmore, Va., died Tuesday afternoon ( April 30, 1991 ) at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon , Va. , after an extended illness.

A native of Scott County , Va. , he was a founder and member of Slant Methodist Church .  He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Co. in the C. E. division after 33 1/2 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bess Salling Taylor, in 1989.

He was the last surviving member of the George and Lizzie Taylor family.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Joyce) Pendleton, Blountville, Mrs. Jimmy (Betty) Gillenwater, Kingsport ; and four grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Warren Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residences of the daughters.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Slant Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Byrd officiating.

The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.  Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

(Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, May 2, 1991)

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James H. “Jim” Taylor

CLINCHPORT -- James H. (Jim) Taylor , 77, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport at 4:40 a.m. Monday [ Sept 19, 1966 ] after a long illness.

He was a retired Bays Mountain Construction Co. employee and a member of Clinchport Christian Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Crystal Williams Taylor; daughters, Mrs. E. B. Mullins of Clinchport; Mrs. Willard Lane , Weber City , and Mrs. Tommy Ramey, Kingsport ; son, Claude Taylor, Kingsport ; sister, Mrs. W. P. Bishop. Kingsport; brothers, Charlie of Clinchport and Milo Taylor, Kingsport; 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Clinchport Christian Church. Rev. Paul Blessing and J. Fred Miller as­sisted by Rev. Paul Wilson will officiate.  Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral, and the family will receive friends there from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Kngsport Times of Tuesday, September 20, 1966
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James Kelly Taylor

CLINCHPORT, Va. - James K. Taylor, 81, of Route 4, passed away Tuesday evening ( Sept. 12, 2000 ) at 9:45 p.m. at his residence.

Born in Scott County on March 25, 1919 , he was the son of the late J.C. and Sena Powers Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II. With the rank of Staff Sergeant, he served in the South Pacific for over three years. He was a member of Colonel C.H. Hagy Chapter No. 45 D.A.V., Big Stone Gap, Va. , and the owner/operator of Daniel Boone Union 76.

Mr. Taylor was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Davidson; and six brothers, Demmer, George, William, Robert, John, and Sam Taylor.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Lee Moore Taylor, of the home; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Taylor, Nickelsville , Va. ; two very special grandsons, Steven James Taylor, and Michael Keith Taylor, both of Nickelsville; sister, Edith Mae Stewart, Clinchport , Va. ; 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.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Willie Ashworth and the Rev. James (Jimmy) Combs officiating. Eulogy will be given by Bill McCarty.

Music will be provided by Lee Smith.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 at Holston View Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of D.A.V. Post of Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

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James Lyle Taylor

WEBER CITY, Va. - James Lyle Taylor, 80, went to be with the Lord on Monday (May 2, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mr. Taylor was a member of the Holston View United Methodist Church where he was an usher for over 40 years. He loved people and was well-known in the community.

Mr. Taylor attended the Cleveland School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy M. Taylor Sr. and Flora Arnold Taylor; sisters, Karlie Hurd, Willie Kimbler, Elva Buelick; nephew, James Michael "Mike'' Taylor.

Surviving are a brother, Guy M. Taylor Jr. and special sister-in-law, Ruth W. Taylor of Weber City, Va.; special niece, Rita Drinnon of Church Hill; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews; and many cousins and friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Ken Pierce and the Rev. Bob Copeland officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Those who wish to attend graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:15 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Holston View United Methodist Church building fund.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving Mr. Taylor's family.

Kingsport Times-News

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Joe Harold Taylor

CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Joe Harold Taylor , 63, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and had lived in Castlewood since 1981. He was a member of Gravel Lick Old Regular Baptist Church, Castlewood, Va.

Surviving are his wife, Eliza Hale Taylor ; one daughter, Lisa Taylor Dockey, Marion, Va.; two sons, Eddie Taylor and Randy Taylor , both of Richlands, Va.; his mother, Maude Della Lane Taylor , Gate City, Va.; four sisters, Marie Wallen, Phyllis Rhoten and Billie Tipton, all of Kingsport, and Lois Prince, Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Tommy Taylor , Gate City, and Jerry Taylor , Church Hill; six grandchildren, Ben Taylor , Tarah Taylor , Adam Taylor , Brandon Taylor , Whitney Dockey and Dustin Dockey; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Castlewood Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Ronnie Hensley, Elder Roger Coleman and Elder Danny Yates officiating.

Burial will be at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va., with military graveside rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975.

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John Frederick Taylor

GATE CITY, Va. - John Frederick Taylor, 56, entered into rest at 4:30 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 26, 2003) at the VA Hospital in Johnson City.

He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., April 1, 1947.

He was preceded in death by his father, Karl W. Taylor, in 1951; and stepfather, Brown Gordon in 1999.

Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and a former employee of W.B. Green Company and the Blue Field Supply Company.

He served in the Army in Korea in 1967 during the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his mother, Anne Darnell Gordon, Gate City; stepbrothers, Bobby Gordon, Chattanooga, Billy Ray Gordon and Roger Gordon, Graysville, Tenn.; special cousins, Charles Starnes and Roger Dougherty; and several other cousins.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Military graveside services will be at 12:15 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post # 3382 of the VFW. Committal services will be conducted by Pastor Hal Peggau.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Reed, Stanley Godsey, Harmie Estepp, Wayne Jennings, James Gillenwater, Jim Armitage, Audley Church, Jimmy Edwards and Ray Hackney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the nearest Animal Shelter.

Kingsport Times-News

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James Chester Taylor

KINGSPORT — James Chester Taylor, 68, entered into rest Friday (April 17, 2009) at his residence.

He was born June 23, 1940 in Scott County, Va.

He was a member of Morrison City Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur W. Taylor; one grandson; two brothers, Keith Taylor and Paul Taylor; one sister, Mary Etta Todd.

Survivors include his four children; mother, Okie Stacy Taylor, Kingsport; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie and husband, James Thompson, Mrs. Frances (J.W.) Depew, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Frank Taylor, Clinchport, Va., Denny and wife, Vicki Taylor, Lincoln Park, Mich., Jerry and wife, Jennifer Taylor, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Dwight Taylor and wife, Kathy, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Ministers Bob Underwood and Steve Bufkin officiating.

Music will be provided by Damon Depew.

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

Pallbearers will be Samuel Taylor, David Thompson, Jeff Thompson, Steve Thompson, Cody Collins, Eric Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Bradshaw, Bill Davidson, friends at Scott County Tobacco Company and Foster Qualls.

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

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James Edward Taylor

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - James Edward Taylor, 44, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 11, 1991) in Lonesome Pine Hospital.

He was born in Kingsport, and was a former resident of Weber City.

He was a veteran of Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Jim I. and Nell Ramey Taylor; and a daughter.

Surviving are one son, Gary Lee Taylor, Clinchport; four sisters, Patsy Jo Connors, Fort Smith, Ark., Sandra Arnold, Kingsport, Shirley D. Laney, Gate City; and Louise Jackson, Ecorse, Mich.; and on brother, Gary D. Taylor, Gate City.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Friday in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Tommy Miller Post of the VFW 4933 of Kingsport.

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Jimmie L. “Pete” Taylor

SOMERSET , Ky. — Jimmie (Pete) Taylor , 79, passed away after a long term illness.

He was born in Big Stone Gap, Va. , lived in Maryland and Florida and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the State of Maryland .

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Eunice Taylor ; one brother, Gerald Taylor ; one sister- in- law, Shirley Gay Taylor .

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Stella Hamlin Taylor ; two brothers, Bob Taylor , Ken Taylor and wife, Shirley Ray of Big Stone Gap; one sister, Phyllis Feerer and husband, Jim of Ohio; one sister-in-law, Doris Taylor of Delaware.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 12 noon Wednesday with Army Chaplain, Charles Edward Hamlin and Pastor Darvie Fenison of East Somerset Baptist Church .

Pallbearers are nephews, Ken and Ed Hamlin, brothers-in-law Jack and Brady Hamlin, friends, G.B. Starnes and Ken Coe.

Thanks to hospice for their great services during this time.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland , Somerset , Ky.

Interment will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens , Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

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Joe Taylor

WEBER CITY, Va. - Joe Taylor, 65, of Charleston St., passed away Friday (April 25, 2003) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on January 9, 1938 and was the son of the late Miles Ervin Taylor and Charlotte Miller Durham Taylor. He retired from the 1030th Va., Army National Guard and served as sergeant first class in the U.S. Army.

He retired from TEC where he worked in the Food Service Dept.

Mr. Taylor attended Nottingham United Methodist Church and sang with the church choir. He was the last surviving member of the original Nottingham Quartet.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Ellen McClain Taylor; sisters, Myrtle McDavid, Dorothy Mattison, Lula Mitchell; brothers, Ray Durham, Edgar Taylor, Herbert Taylor.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Deel Taylor, Weber City, Va.; daughters, Stephanie Hammonds and Patricia Taylor, both of Gate City, Va.; stepdaughters, Deborah Ann Deel, Kingsport, Tammy Palmer, Warfordsburg, Pa.; stepson, Tim Deel, Church Hill; sisters, Esta Bishop and husband Frank, Sulphur, La., Reba Williams, Gate City, Va.; twin brother, Jack Taylor and wife Dorothy, Clinchport, Va.; brothers, Kenneth Taylor, Chantilly, Va., Ervin Taylor and wife Vivian, Weber City, Va., J.B. Durham and wife Wilma, Kingsport, John L. Durham and wife Delores, Franklin, La.; grandchildren, Whitney Housewright, Hunter Hammonds, Zack Hammonds; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Murray, Kenny Johnson, Brian Palmer, Kristian Palmer; step-great-grandchildren, Christian Murray, Sebastian Murray; special sister-in-law, Judy Drier, Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Gibson and the Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

Nottingham United Methodist Church Choir and Heavenly Way Trio will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery conducted by American Legion Post #3 and #265.

Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Taylor, Tim Deel, Marty Williams, Gene Kilboume, Dewey Breeding, and Keith Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Browder, Roger Barlow, Guy Tignor, Jeremy Toothman, Bobby Hensley, Grover McDavid.

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

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John Henry Taylor

John Henry Taylor, 64, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4 p.m. Friday. [ Nov 6, 1953 ]

He was born and reared in Scott County and attended pub­lic schools near Slant, Va.   He was a veteran of World War I.  He had been employed at Penn-Dixie in Kingsport for the last 17 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Salling Taylor; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Ratliff of Kingsport, and Mrs. James Turpin of Knoxville; mother, Mrs. Rebecca Nelson of McMinnville, Tenn.; one brother, Charles Taylor of Slant; three half-sisters, Mrs. Leland Malcolm of Knoxville, Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Morristown, and Mrs. James Cardwell of Sparta, Tenn.; one half-brother, Scott Nelson of McMinnville; and three grand­children.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chap­el with the Rev. E. C. Allgood officiating.  Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will be in charge of graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Fred Thacker, I. W. Winegar, Roy Ramsey, Clarence Wishon, Arthur Bear and Jack Sensabaugh.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, November 8, 1953
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Joseph Dennis Taylor

HILTONS, Va. — Joseph “Joe” Dennis Taylor , 59, went to be with the Lord Friday, (Dec. 3, 2010) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass., with his loving family by his side.

Born in Wise Co., Va. , he was a son of the late Dewey and Allie Taylor . He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and worked in construction most of his life. He was a deacon at Darthula Baptist Church , where he was loved by all the children for his wonderful sense of humor. He had a heart for mission work, and had been on several mission trips.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph “Joey” Taylor ; and sisters, Virginia Coffey, Ann Toney and Dixie Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Maiden Taylor , of the home; children, Jennifer Owen and husband, Todd, Fort Irwin, Calif.; Chris Taylor and wife, Misty, Elizabethton; Allie Darnell and husband, Gerald, Hiltons, Va.; Nakoa Gardner and husband, Joe Watts, Atlanta, Ga.; and Daniel Taylor , Hiltons, Va.; grandchildren Justin David Regnold, Zachary Joseph Regnold, Polly Taylor , Aidan Taylor , William Taylor , Cooper Taylor , Taylor Darnell and Walker Darnell; brothers, John Taylor , Dallas, Texas; Buford Taylor , Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Sam Taylor , Midlothian, Va.; sisters, Ruby Coffey, Norton, Va.; Mary Lou Ramey, Big Stone Gap, Va.; and Dottie Beck, Southgate, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. , Tuesday at Darthula Baptist Church , 1741 Lunsford Mill Road , Hiltons, Va. , and any time at the home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Layton Bentley officiating. Music will be provided by Crystal Shipley and the Darthula Quartet.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. , Wednesday at the family cemetery near the family home with Boone Dam Post No. 4933 of the VFW providing the honors. The family will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the church to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Bourne, Jimbo Turner, Sam Click, Chris Darnell, Ed Wilmoth and Darius Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and church family.

Flowers or memorial gifts may be delivered to the church between 2 and 5 p.m. , Tuesday, Dec. 7.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darthula Baptist Church , 1741 Lunsford Mill Road , Hiltons, Va. 24258.

Clintwood-Colley Funeral Home, Clintwood, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph Keith "Joey” Taylor

HILTONS, Va. - Joseph Keith "Joey" Taylor, 30, passed away Monday ( Jan. 23, 2006 ).

He was born in the city of Norton, Va. , on July 16, 1975. He was a 1994 graduate of Gate City High School . He was an electrician with several local contractors, most recently with Keller Enterprises.

He was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Edna Maiden; paternal grandparents, Dewey and Allie Taylor.

Surviving are his parents, Joe and Kathy Maiden Taylor, Hiltons; brothers and sisters, Daniel Taylor, Hiltons, Allie Darnell and husband Gerald, Hiltons, Chris Taylor and wife Misty, Ft. Hood, Tex., Jennifer Sweet and husband Tom, Honolulu, Hawaii; one niece and four nephews; aunts and uncles, Bob Maiden, Ruby Coffey and husband Gene, Mary Lou Ramey and husband Paul, Dottie Beck, Sam Taylor and wife Betty, Buford Taylor and wife Rita, John Taylor and wife Carrie; numerous cousins including special cousins, Billy Taylor and Kristen Tipton.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Darthula Baptist Church on Lunsford Mill Rd. , Hiltons, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the church with Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the family cemetery in Hiltons. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Trevor Keller, Joey Dean, Harrison Pippin, Adam Gardner, Bo Miller, Dewayne Cox.

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

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Kelly B. Taylor

KINGSPORT - Kelly B. Taylor passed away peacefully Wednesday (July 28, 2004) following a brief illness.

Born July 5, 1921 in Clinchport, Va., to the late William Patton and Lelia Wade Taylor, he spent most of his time farming until joining the U.S. Army in 1942.

While serving his country during World War II, he received several medals for service in New Guinea and the Philippines. After receiving an honorable discharge, he moved to Kingsport, where he met and married Juanita Shoemaker.

He was an avid baseball fan and loved the Braves whether winning or losing. He enjoyed going to the mall, spending time with his "bench buddies" and having lunch with his Piccadilly friends. More than anything he was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched.

Kelly was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post, #3382 VFW, and had been employed by Holston Defense Corporation and was later employed by Greif Bros. Corporation in Kingsport where he retired as a quality inspector.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Taylor; one sister, Mae Kaylor; and five brothers, Earl, Claude, Carl, Ottis, and Hobert Taylor.

Surviving are his loving daughter, Charmaine Ball and son-in-law Jim; two precious grandchildren, Dr. Jimmy C. Ball Jr., Paige M. Goforth and husband Ken; three great-grandchildren, Cody Eaton, Caleb Eaton, and Kennedy Goforth, all of Kingsport; three sisters, Edith Bishop, also of Kingsport, Gladys Gaines and Mary Alice Quillen of Scott County, Va.; several nieces and nephews, special friends and neighbors.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Tri- City Memory Gardens with military rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Those wishing to go with the family in procession for the graveside service are asked to meet at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth W. Goforth, Jimmy C. Ball Jr., Keith Bishop, Bill DeBoard, James D. Shoemaker, Dale Overbay, and J.D. Chase.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Wellmont Hospice and to the entire staff at the VA skilled nursing facility. We deeply appreciate your compassionate care and words of comfort during his final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or American Diabetics Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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Leliar (Clendenen) Taylor

GATE CITY - Mrs. Leliar Clendenen Taylor, 73, Gate City, died early Wednesday morning [ 12/4/1963 ] in a Marion , Va. , hospital after a long illness.

She is survived by her husband, Worley E. Taylor, Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Miller and Mrs. Betty Sue Chapman, both of Gate City; one son, Eugene Taylor, Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Venus Dishner, Bristol; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Clinchport Christian Church. Rev. N. P. King and Rev. M. D. Hammond will conduct the service. Burial will be

in Holston View Cemetery.

The body will remain at the Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.

(Kingsport News / Thursday, December 5, 1963)

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Luchen Byrd Taylor

HILTONS. Va. - Luchen Byrd Taylor. 68, died at 6 p.m. Thursday [ 9/17/1964 ] at Mountain Home , Tenn.

He was a retired fanner and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a life-long resident of Scott County . Va.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dollie McMurray Taylor, Hiltons. Va.; one daughter, Iva Nell Taylor, Hiltons, Va.; sons, Walker, Richmond . Ind., Lindsey, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Henry Taylor, Hiltons, Va.: two brothers, Willie Taylor, Kingsport, Sam Taylor, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren.

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

(from KINGSPORT TIMES / Friday, September 18, 1964 )

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Mary Leola (Hamblen) Taylor

GATE CITY, Va. - Mary Leola Taylor, 84, 144 Cherry Street, died Friday (April 24, 1992) at the Brian Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Madisonville, Tenn. and attended Radford College. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Taylor [John Morgan Taylor Jr.] in 1955, and one sister, Archie Block.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Taylor, of the home, William Taylor, Mt. Carmel, David Taylor, Tuscon, Ariz., and Dr. John Taylor, III, Watauga, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; two brothers, John Hamblen, Lynchburg, Va., and William Hamblen, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Slagle officiating.

Burial will be in Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, Va.

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Milo Taylor

MILO TAYLOR DIED SUNDAY

County Surveyor, Prominent Citizen and Ex-Confederate Dead

Mr. Milo Taylor died at about 7:00 p.m. Sunday. [5/3/1925] He had been in feeble health for something over two years, or from the time he fell from a porch at Slant. For a time he was able to walk about the house, and on probably two occasions he went to Gate City, but he never regained his strength. For some weeks before his death he was confined to his bed most of the time. On last Sunday he seemed as if he was choking, and then all at once he relaxed as if paralyzed, and the end soon followed.

Mr. Taylor was born October 28k 1841 in Scott County, near the place where he died, May 3, 1925. He was a son of James A. Taylor and Catherine Taylor, whose maiden name was Catherine Stewart. As a boy he attended the old time schools and as was said in those days he learned to read and write “and cipher too” - Advantages in that early day in this part of the country were few. Men were still struggling with the forests and with “distance from markets.” Population was scattered and schools were few.

Just as Mr. Taylor was reaching manhood, the War Between the States broke out. At the age of 19, a short time before his 20th birthday in 1861, he volunteered and joined the Confederate army. He was a member of Company C, 25th Virginia Cavalry. He was in the 127th Battalion. Before the War, he was a member of the militia and attended the Old Muster Days. Those were days set apart by the State for the two-fold purpose of securing recruits to the local militia and of drilling. On the Muster days the citizen soldiery was schooled or drilled in marching, the use of guns and bayonets and in some instances in the use of the broad sword, or saber was taught. These Muster Day drills formed the basis of the military organization of the South. After the drills were over the drums “were beat” for volunteers.

Probably from the Gate City Herald

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Lawrence Thomas Taylor

DRYDEN, Va. - Lawrence Thomas (Tommy) Taylor was born in Big Stone Gap on Sunday, March 25, 1951, and passed away on Monday (Jan. 23, 2006) at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville at the age of 54 years.

Tommy was a retired mine supply clerk and a member of the Valley View Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Robert Taylor Sr. and Thelma Lovell Taylor; brother, Henry Robert (Buster) Taylor; and twin sisters.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Barbara Middleton Taylor, of the home; two sons, T.J. Taylor, of the home, Jason Alsup and wife, Linda of Pennington Gap, Va.; two grandchildren, Timothy Alsup and Arron Mooneyhan. He is also survived by one brother, Willie (Duke) Barker and wife, Shirley of Appalachia, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today in the sanctuary of the funeral home with Charles Thompson officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Middleton Family Cemetery on Cave Springs Road, Dryden, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12 noon Friday to go to the cemetery.

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Lowell Eugene “Bud” Taylor

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Lowell Eugene “Bud” Taylor, 69, Nickelsville, Va. (Taylor Town community) passed away on Monday ( Nov. 1, 2010 ) at his residence.

He was born July 6, 1941 and was a son of Isaac Taylor and Sally Louetta Good Taylor . He attended Nickelsville High School , served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War beteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, Isaac Taylor and brothers-in-law, Jerry L. Elliott and Albert “Mack” Shelton .

Survivors include his mother, Sally Louetta Good Taylor; sisters, Betty T. Elliott, Mary Vermillion and her husband, Patton, Nell Repass and her husband, Paul and Alice T. Shelton; brothers, Claude Donald Taylor and Scott L. Taylor; aunts, Ruby Good Scott, Ilene Good Frazier, Lotus Mc-Connell Good and Sally Taylor Fuller; uncle, Joe E. Good; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

At his request, Lowell was cremated. Family and friends are asked to meet at the Taylor Cemetery for a “Gathering of Friends” from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Burial of the cremains will follow at 2 p.m.

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

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Madge G. (Bishop) Taylor

KINGSPORT — Madgie Bishop Taylor, 98, of Kingsport, preciously passed away to be in the arms of the Lord on Sunday (Oct. 3, 2010).

Mrs. Taylor was born in Duffield, Va. to the late William Harrison and Cora Miller Bishop. She was the oldest of eight children born to William and Cora. Mrs. Taylor was a long time, faithful member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. She excelled at cooking, sewing, quilting and gardening. Madgie was a loving mother and devoted wife.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Herbert L. Taylor; sisters, Ora Bishop Aesque, Mae Bishop Moore and Louetta Bishop Smith; and brothers, Audie Hopkins Bishop and Carl Elijah Bishop.

Surviving are her sister, Pauline Bishop Puckett of Kingsport; brother, Oscar Daniel Bishop and wife, Marie of Blountville; daughters, Ann Bellamy and husband, Bill, of Kingsport, Kay Brumit and husband, David, of Kingsport and Jo Baker and husband, David, of Arkansas; sons, Lynn Taylor and wife, Rita of Gray, Kent Taylor and wife, Faye, of Kingsport and Mark Taylor and wife Charlotte of Kingsport; grandchildren, Lynda Ferri of Gainesville, Fla., Bobby Taylor of Kingsport, Lisa Shortt of Easley, S.C., David Taylor of Sulphur Springs, Billy Taylor of Gray, Julie Brumit of Kingsport, Michelle McInturff of Kingsport, Ann Marie Sears of Stratford, Conn., Brent Baker of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel Baker of St. Augustine, Fla., Jon Baker of Quantico, Va., Beth Taylor of Kingsport, Andrew Taylor of Johnson City and Rachel Cinnamon of Kingsport; and 29 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with family members eulogizing their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

The graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Garden of Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the staff of Holston Manor for the loving care given to their mother.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Madgie B. Taylor.

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Mark Twain Taylor Sr.

MOUNT CARMEL - Mark Twain Taylor Sr., 63, entered into rest Tuesday (May 6, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on December 24, 1939.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Helen Dockery Taylor; stepfather, Toy Mullins; stepbrother, Gaines Mullins.

Survivors include his mother, Irene Taylor Mullins (Despain), Gate City, Va.; very special friend, Mary Leonard, Mount Carmel; sons, Mark A. Taylor and wife Brenda, Kingsport, Mark Twain Taylor Jr., and wife Tina, Kingsport, Robert Toy Taylor, Kingsport, and Jessie Taylor and wife Brandi, Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Hattie and husband Ed Falin, Gate City, Va., and Jamie H. Mullins, Clinchport, Va.; brothers, Vincent and Anita Mullins, Clinchport, Va., Gregory and Tammy Mullins, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Dewayne, Jessica Michelle, Jordan, Dakota and Jessica Taylor; 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. Clayton Williams.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Mark A. Taylor, Mark T. Taylor Jr., Jessie Taylor, Gregory Mullins, Michael Mullins and Andy Meade.

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Mary Agnes Taylor

KINGSPORT — Mary A. Taylor, 51, passed away Saturday (Feb. 7, 2009) after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by one sister, Ann Baker; niece, Summer Cleek Voiles; and her best friend, Peggy Warren.

She requested direct cremation with no funeral or ceremony.

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Mary Ethel ( Berry ) Taylor

DUFFIELD, Va. — Mrs. Mary E. Berry Taylor , 66, Duffield, Va., passed away Tuesday ( Nov. 16, 2010 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Taylor was born in Scott County, Va. , on May 18, 1944 , and was the daughter of the late Patrick H. and Allison Hunley Berry .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Troy Hunley Rhoton; foster parents, Ted and Reba Castle; her foster sister, Imogene Gross; and a nephew, Jimmy Woods.

Surviving is her loving husband, Donald Taylor , Clinchport, Va.; her loving son and caregiver, Anthony Lynn Taylor , Clinchport, Va.; one special granddaughter; sisters, Elizabeth Chafin, Lebanon, Va., and Julie Quillen and husband, Patton, Rye Cove, Va.; brothers, Allen Berry and wife, Wanda, Mount Carmel, William Eli Berry, Duffield, Va., and Worley Cecil Berry and wife, Kay, Jonesborough; foster sister and brothers, Ilene Meyers, North Carolina, Ray Bledsoe, Hiltons, Va., Leo and Stevie Castle; Big Stone Gap ,Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday 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 the Rev. Gary Hunley and the Rev. Robert (Buddy) Legg officiating.

Gary Hunley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon Saturday at the Taylor Family Cemetery , Clinchport , Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Joe Quillen, Bill Broadwater, Jason Lane, Jason Berry, Chris Quillen, Nathaniel Quillen Patrick Quillen and Orbin Lane will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mary E. Berry Taylor .

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Maxie (Jones) Lawson Taylor

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Maxie Taylor, 92, entered into rest Sunday (Dec. 7, 2003).

Maxie is preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Isaac Jones of Clinchport, Va.; first husband, Arthur Lawson, Clinchport, Va.; second husband, Alec Taylor, Clinchport, Va.; one sister, Lula Hammonds, Jacksonville, Fla.

She joined the Methodist Church in her early life, then later attended New Melody Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Leona and (Paul) Rhoton, Clinchport; grandson, Lester (Brenda) Rhoton, Kingsport; granddaughter, Lisa (Jim) Freeman, Clinchport; great-grandson, Chris Edwards and Tabitha, Clinchport; two stepchildren, Pat Taylor, Bowie, Md., Cleo Darnell, Duffield, Va.; sister, Micca Sloan, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Evangelist Garry Hood.

Music will be by the Heavenly Peace Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Lester Rhoton, I.J. Sloan, Jim Freeman, Donald Rhoton, Jimmy Winegar, Travis Darnell, Chris Edwards and Rufus Vanzant.

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Nina M. (Wells) Taylor

GATE CITY, Va. - Nina Wells Taylor, 80, Gate City, Va., entered into rest on Saturday (Jan. 13, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Lee County, Va. on Oct. 12, 1926, a daughter of the late Letcher and Angie Collier Wells.

She graduated from Dryden High School, started college at 16 years of age and graduated from Hiawassee College. She started her teaching career, lasting 44 years, in Lee, Wise and Scott counties, after receiving her BA degree from Radford College in Radford, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Carl E. Taylor; sister, Betty W. Fleenor; and brothers, Bill and Jack Wells.

Surviving are her sons, Carl Michael Taylor, Gate City, Va., and David Anthony Taylor, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Taylor, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Alisha Dawn Taylor, Will Taylor, Matthew Taylor; one great-grandson, Noah Taylor; brothers and sisters-in-law, Art and Joyce Wells, Hubert and Ruth Wells, sisters and brother-in-law, Janice Burchette, Dot Tindle and Ann and Paul Collier; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at 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 Dr. Robert Jones and the Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.

Her son, David, will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2007) at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Dennie Haynes, Matthew Taylor, Rodney Baker, Adam Price, Brandon Odle, and Trevor Sykes.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.

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Okie Devada (Stacy) Taylor

Okie Stacy Taylor of Kingsport, born December 25, 1920, went to be with the Lord at age 91 on Sunday, November 18, 2012 after a brief illness. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and fifth generation great-great-grandmother who was loved by all who knew her. Okie was of the Christian faith and a member of Morrison City Christian Church.

She was joined in heaven by her husband, of 39 years, Aurthur Taylor; her parents, Arch and Ida Stacy; her sister, Leora Russell; three sons, Keith Taylor, Paul Taylor and James (Chester) Taylor; daughter, Mary Etta Todd; one grandchild, Mike Taylor; and three great-grandchildren, Shannon Taylor, Matthew Taylor and Justin Thompson.

Okie leaves behind two daughters, Marjorie Thompson and husband, James of Kingsport, and Frances Depew and husband, J.W. of Kingsport; four sons, Frank Taylor of Duffield, VA, Jerry Taylor and wife, Jennifer of Fort Blackmore, VA, Denny Taylor and wife, Vicki of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and Dwight Taylor and wife, Kathy of Gate City, VA. She also leaves behind 119 grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren along with several special nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20th from 5-8:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 21st at 11:00 am at Morrison City Christian Church with Pastor Bob Underwood and Pastor J.W. Depew officiating. Granddaughter, Christy Jordan will provide the eulogy. Burial will follow the funeral service in Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Keith Taylor, Mark Taylor, Sam Taylor, David Thompson, Jeff Thompson and Steven Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Taylor, Cody Collins and Eric Thompson.

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

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Ralph Logan Taylor

Ralph Logan Taylor “Candy Man”, 79, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Wexford House, Kingsport.

He worked hard all his life for his family and is at peace. He was born in Kingsport and moved to Yuma, Virginia at an early age. He worked at P.C. Cooper Construction Co. in Blountville, TN for 33 years. He then worked for the Sullivan County Hwy Department and retired in 1995. He attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Ralph was an avid NASCAR Fan. He was well known for making candy year round especially at Christmas. He never met a stranger and would give his shirt off his back if you needed it. He has gone to be with his son, Randy; and his mom, dad, brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Ralph Taylor in 2004; his parents, John Logan and Eliza Click Taylor; four sisters, Evelyn Brickey, Ruth Fleenor, Frances Jenkins and Phyllis Palmer; two brothers, Jack Taylor, Bobby “Mouse” Taylor and a niece, Judy Taylor Gibson.

Ralph is survived by a dear friend and companion, Maxine Powers; daughter, Gloria Jean Mahan and husband Glenn; his granddaughter that he is very proud of, Amber Dawn Mahan all of Indian Springs; four brothers, Tommy Taylor & wife Florence of Kingsport, Don Taylor of Kingsport, James Taylor & wife Irene and Eddie Taylor & wife, Carolyn; one uncle; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special family, Terisa, Jesse, and Elizabeth Powers of Gray; Kathy, Nikki, Andy Carter and Justice Lewis of Kingsport; Cheree Brown & husband Chris, Candra and Cameron Howell, and Sam Powers of Knoxville.

The family will receive friends from 2 –4 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Gloria Mahan. Funeral services will be in the chapel at 4 pm with Bobby Mahan, officiating.

Graveside services will be private. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Taylor, Don Taylor, James Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Bill Whitley, Rodney Taylor, Alan Taylor Larry Price, Sam Powers.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff on the 7th floor at Indian Path Medical Center for their excellent care of Ralph.

You may send memorial contributions in his memory to a charity of your choosing.

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

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

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Randy Ralph Taylor

KINGSPORT - Randy Ralph Taylor, 50, of Kingsport, passed away at his residence on Saturday (Dec. 4, 2004) following a brief illness.

Randy was born in Kingsport where he had resided all of his life. He was an electrician, having worked at area plants over the years.

Surviving are his father, Ralph Logan and friend, Maxine Powers, of Kingsport; his mother, Pearl Davis Fields of Kingsport; sister, Gloria Jean Mahan and husband Glenn of Blountville; a niece, Amber Mahan of Blountville; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Family and friends may also call anytime at the home of his sister, Gloria Mahan, 5900 Hwy. 126, Blountville.

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

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be his nephews and friends.

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

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Reba G. (Wampler) Jennings-Taylor

Akron, Ohio - Reba G. Jennings-Taylor, Weber City, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday (July 7, 2006) surrounded by her family.

Survivors include son, Darrell (Brenda) Jennings; daughters, Paulette (Dave) Wagner, Anita (Steve) Kowalyk, and Lesa Jennings, Akron, Ohio; stepson, Ronnie Taylor, Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen (Rod) Broadwater, of Kingsport, and June Pippin, of Georgia.

Private services were held in Ohio .

Our family wishes a special thank you to Aunt Helen for her years of kindness and help with our mother. We love you.

Courtesy of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

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Robert Carl Taylor

Robert Carl Taylor, 59, of 109 Brookwood Drive, Bristol Tennessee, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday [9/8/1974] at Bristol Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a retired employee of the Raytheon Co.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary McClelland Taylor; two brothers, James R. Taylor of Bristol and and Thomas A. Taylor of Houston, Texas; and three nephews.

Paul Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Robert Carl Taylor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Paul Cook Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Huggins officiating assisted by the Rev. B. H. Harvey.  Burial will be in the High Point Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bristol Herald Courier, Monday, September 9, 1974

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Robert Lee Taylor Jr.

Funeral services for Robert Taylor, Jr., 13, who died Monday [ 8/20/1945 ] at 3 p.m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the West View Baptist Church .

The Rev. G. C. Coldiron, pastor, and the Rev. Tommy Crawford will officiate.  Burial will be in the cemetery at Hiltons, Va.

Surviving are his father, Robert Lee Taylor, and stepmother, Mrs. Cora Lee Taylor.

The body will be taken from the Huff Funeral Home to the home of his father, 1113 Riverside Avenue at 6 p.m. today.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, August 21, 1945)

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Roy Lee Taylor Sr.

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Roy Lee Taylor Sr., 75, entered into rest Friday (March 7, 2003) at his residence.

Mr. Taylor was born Jan. 7, 1928 in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late George and Orean McConnell Taylor. Mr. Taylor retired from Roberts Tire and Recapping.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by his wife, Ebbie Taylor in 2001 and a son, Roy Lee Taylor Jr.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Retha Taylor and John Lech, Wilkes Barre, Pa.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Betty Taylor, Fall Branch, William and Liza Taylor, Nickelsville, Va. and Michael and Patty Taylor, Nickelsville, Va.; four grandchildren, Sarah, Mary, Beverly and Brett; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Becky, Hunter Isaiah, Celina and Honi Brooke; brothers, Delmar Taylor, Fall Branch, and Charlie Elwood Taylor, Nickelsville, Va.; one sister, Lois Noel Nickelsville, Va.; 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.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lelbert Thornburg, the Rev. Bill Taylor and the Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating.

Music will be provided by David and Debra Easterling.

Burial will follow the service at Taylor Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. in the Taylortown community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Russell Milo Taylor

R. Milo Taylor, 72, 487 Roan Street, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday [7/31/1975] at Indian Path Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Clinchport, Va., he had lived in Kingsport for the past 47 years. Taylor was employed by Tennessee Eastman Company for 40 years, retiring from Holston Defense Corp. in 1968. He was a member of the Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Flanary Taylor, Kingsport; one son, Russell C. Taylor, Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. J.T. (Joyce) Rogers, Kingsport, and Mrs. L.E. (Louise) Marriner, Goldsboro, N.C.; one brother, Charles H. Taylor, Hiltons, Va.; and six grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for R. Milo Taylor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Irwin and the Rev. James H. Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Friday, Aug 1, 1975

Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Craig Taylor

Duffield, VA - Samuel Craig Taylor, 46, Duffield, VA passed away, Friday, January 24, 2014 at his residence on Purchase Ridge of Scott County, VA of an apparent heart attack.

Craig was born in Sullivan County, TN on April 18, 1967 to the late Arthur Paul Eugene Taylor and Linda M. Clendenin Bledsoe.

He had a love for the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing with his hunting buddies.

In addition to his father, his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Georgia Clendenin; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Oakie Taylor; step mother, Rosie Taylor; his special uncle, Thomas Clendenin, Jr.; special aunt, Marcella Rhoton; uncles, James Chester Taylor and Keith Taylor; aunt, Mary Etta Todd; and several cousins preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother. Linda Bledsoe and step father, Jimmy Bledsoe, who raised Craig as his own; step grandparents, Kyle and Edna Bledsoe, Fairview, VA; half sisters, Angela Ramey and family, VA and Renee Woods and family, Wilmington, NC; uncles, B.A. Clendenin, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Corky Clendenin, Church Hill, TN, who he loved as brothers, Leonard Neeley, Keokee, VA, Frank Taylor, Gate City, VA, Denny Taylor, MI, Jerry Taylor, Ft. Blackmore, VA, and Dwight Taylor, Gate City, VA; aunts, Reba Clendenin (his little angel), Duffield, VA, Lulia Maine, Wise, VA, Della Smith, Richmond, VA, Margie Thompson, Kingsport, TN, and Frances Depew, Kingsport, TN; special friends, Keith Carr, Gray, TN and Conley Rhoton, Duffield, VA; a whole bunch of nieces and nephews, who he dearly loved; and a host of cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Otto Gibson and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. The Gibson family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Clendenin Home Place Cemetery on Purchase Ridge in Duffield, VA. B.A. Clendenin, Corky Clendenin, Keith Carr, Jessee Clendenin, Marion Smith, Chad Clendenin, Alex Maine, and Paul Maine will serve as pallbearers. Will Simpson, Don Lane, Conley Rhoton, T. Ray Maine, and Jeff Clendenin 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 Samuel Craig Taylor.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Samuel Ervin Taylor

WEBER CITY, Va. — Samuel Ervin Taylor, 88, of Weber City, Va., passed away Tuesday, (Nov. 8, 2011) at Church Hill Health Care.

Born May 20, 1923, in Scott County, Va., Mr. Taylor was a World War II United States Marine Corp Veteran, having fought in the South Pacific. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. Mr. Taylor was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church and a member of the Focus Sunday School Class, having eleven years perfect attendance.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Miles Ervin Taylor and Cora Davidson Taylor; brothers and sisters, Edgar Taylor, Herbert Taylor, Dorothy Taylor Madison, Lula Taylor Mitchell, Joe Taylor and Kenneth Taylor.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Vivian Williams Taylor; daughter, Rita Quillen and husband Paul, Hiltons, Va.; sons, Gary Taylor and wife, Carolyn , Church Hill, Tenn., Jim Taylor and wife, Carmen, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Charles Quillen and wife, Barbara, Connie Quillen, Melinda Quillen Abston and husband, Chris, Wayne Taylor and wife, Sherry, Stephen Taylor and wife, Kelsey and Jimmy Taylor; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Reba Taylor Williams; brother, Jack Taylor; stepbrother, J.B. Durham.

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

Funeral services will be held Friday at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Hanshew officiating.

Music will be provided by Mr. Taylor’s son, Gary Taylor.

Military graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines and American Legion Hammond Post #3/265.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Quillen, Wayne Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Douglas Dotson and Caleb Quillen.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church, 174 Church St., Weber City, Va. 24290.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Church Hill Health Care, especially Nurse Daisy.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Samuel Patton Taylor

DUFFIELD, Va. -- The Rev. Sam Patton Taylor, 88, died Tuesday ( April 21, 1998 ) at his residence.

Rev. Taylor was born in Scott County, Va. on March 25, 1910 , he was the son of the late John Cooley and Sena Powers Taylor. He was a minister for 63 years, serving the past 17 years at the Copper Creek Community Church . He retired from the Scott County School Board after 13 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Mullins Taylor, Duffield, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Phyllis) Taylor Marshall, Mrs. Lincoln (Patsy) Taylor Chaffin and Mrs. Lowell (Rosemary) Taylor Vicars, all of Kingsport; a son, Benny Taylor , Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Davidson, Gate City, Va., and Edith Mae Stewart, Clinchport, Va.; a brother, James K. Taylor , Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. by the Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Allen Hensley officiating. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery . Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Thomas Earl “Tommy” Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thomas Earl “Tommy” Taylor, of Charlotte, N.C. passed away April 6, 2013, following a massive heart attack.

He was born on May 20, 1948 in Kingsport to Earl and Lucille Qualls Taylor.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jack Taylor of Shreveport, La., who passed away March 30, 2013.

Tommy grew up in Natural Tunnel, Va. and graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1966 where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. He was also a graduate of ETSU.

Although he had lived in North Carolina for several years, his love for Scott County never faltered. Tommy always kept in touch with all his friends and former classmates. He enjoyed camping at Natural Tunnel State Park and inviting his friends to come and sit by the fire and reminisce about growing up in the Natural Tunnel area and talking about all the good times he experienced while attending Rye Cove High School. Tommy enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He wll be sorely missed by by his family, friends, co-workers and classmates.

He is survived by his aunt, Ann Williams; and cousins, Gary Williams and Courtney Williams Jessee of Duffield. He is also survived by several other cousins and numerous friends throughout the United States.

A memorial service will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m., April 13, 2013, at the Natural Tunnel Cove Ridge Center.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia B. (Shelton) Taylor

DELAWARE, Ohio - Virginia B. Taylor , 86, formerly of Kingsport, died Tuesday ( May 11, 1999 ) at Norworth Nursing Home, Worthington , Ohio .

Born June 22, 1912 in Cincinnati , Ohio to Thomas and Elsie (Brusman) Shelton , she was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport where she lettered in track and was a founder of a local Girls Scout Troop. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, a Girl Scout Troop leader and a volunteer for the Kingsport Red Cross. She also volunteered at nursing homes in Kingsport .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville C. in 1981 and her brother, Leroy Shelton.

Surviving are her daughter, Betsy Taylor Bales, Delaware, Ohio; four grandchildren, Michele (Heath) Liskai, Curtice, Ohio, Jennylyn (Lloyd) Rutledge, Michael Conley Bales and Amanda Elizabeth Bales, all of Delaware, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren; one niece, Ellen McNiff, Aberdeen, Md.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport .

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.

Contributions may be made to the Red Cross of Kingsport .

Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Garmie "Ginny" (Adams) Taylor

KINGSPORT - Virginia "Ginny" Garmie Taylor, 90, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Coeburn, Va. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart C. Taylor; two brothers, Worley Adams Sr. and Charlie Hansel Adams; her parents, James William Adams and Francis Melinda Holbrook Adams; and an infant great-grandson, Joshua William Bedford.

Surviving are her son, Ronald Wayne Taylor and wife Carol of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; her daughter, Norma Sue Ketola and husband Carl of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Catherine Taylor, Michael Taylor and wife Julie, Sarah Bedford and husband Jeffrey, and Stephen Ketola and wife Regina; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sarah Cophene Vaughn, Goldie Ruth Dobber, Margie Arlene Bailey and Viola Adams, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Albert Beecher Adams, Nederland, Tex., and James Ervin Adams, Rock Hill, S.C.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Salley, Dr. Duncan Rankin and the Rev. G. Brent Bradley officiating.

Music will be provided by harpist, Martha E. Painter.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda (Christian) Taylor

ROCKWELL, N.C. - Mrs. Wanda Christian Taylor, 76, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, N.C.

Born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 9, 1926, she retired in 1990 from Kemet-Electronics Company, in production where she made capacitores. She attended Scott County, Va., schools and was of the Baptist faith.

Wanda and Lawrence were married on July 10, 1945.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Franklin and Ollie Mac Pearcy Christian.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Edward Taylor; two sons, David Allen Taylor and Willie Louis Taylor, both of Rockwell, N.C.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ronald Christian, Ralph Christian, Jonnie Christian and Eric Christian, all of Kingsport; five sisters, Sylvia Day, Jo Davis, Iva Jean Amyx and Shirley Mowdy, all of Kingsport, and Eva Adams, Greenville, S.C.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Powles Funeral Home Chapel, Rockwell, N.C., with the Rev. Bill O'Neal, pastor of Calvary Family Worship Center, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Elmo Taylor

KINGSPORT — William Elmo Taylor, born March 16, 1936, in Hiltons, Va., to William and Mary Taylor, lost his battle with cancer and went to the Lord on Monday (Dec. 8, 2008) at 12:50 p.m.

Elmo was known for his strength of character and love of life. He was fond of teasing his many friends and family. Elmo and his family moved to Clearwater, Fla. in 1956 and have traveled the world since. His last move was back to Johnson City, Tenn.

He was in the United States Navy active duty from 1958 to 1967 and in the Naval Reserve until the mid 1980’s. "We are proud of the service he provided to our country during his tenure." Elmo was a licensed general contractor for 35 years and used his expertise across the country from Texas to Virginia and Florida to Louisiana. In his later years of construction, he and his wife traveled together from site to site and enjoyed spending their leisure time trying out the local restaurants in town. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and will be truly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Morgan Taylor of Johnson City; a daughter, Cynthia A. Morris and her husband, Jeffrey T. Morris of Johnson City; a daughter, Shari L. Clements and her husband, Thomas A. Clements, of Pearl River, La. They have six grandchildren, Jason M. Bauer and his wife, Stephanie, William E. Bauer, Jamie-Lynn Bauer, Anastasia Morris, Taylor Clements and Laura Rose Clements.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park with military rites by American Legion Post #3/265.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Elmo Taylor.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Reuben Mac Taylor

KINGSPORT — Reuben Mac Taylor, 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2008) at the residence of his son in Chuckey.

He was born in Greene County, lived most of his life in Kingsport and was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School.

He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, having served over 22 years.

Reuben retired from J. P. Stevens Corp. after over 40 years of service and was also a former member of the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew. He was of the Baptist faith.

Reuben was the son of the late George Taylor and the late Mary (Fincher) Taylor.

Survivors include his wife of over 47 years, Shirley Rhoton Taylor, of the home; his son, Michael Taylor and wife, Vicki of Kingsport; his granddaughter, Shawna; along with several cousins.

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

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Pastor Bobby Rhoton officiating.

Military graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Lovelace Baptist Cemetery Fall Branch, conducted by the VFW Post #3382 and the Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers will be his friends.

The family wished to extend a very special thank you to the nurses and doctors at Indian Path Medical Center, ICU and 5th floor.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Abram Ingle “Abe” Templeton,

GATE CITY, Va. - Abram (Abe) Ingle Templeton, 81, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Saturday afternoon. [7/27/1963]

He was a former employee of the Virginia State Highway Department and a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Templeton, Gate City; five daughters, Mrs. Oscar Ball, Lawrenceville, Pa., Mrs. Alma Vest, Weber City, Va., Mrs. Charles Jenkins, Kingsport, Mrs. Estell Graham and Mrs. Paul Quillen, Gate City; eight sons, Walter and Earl, Kingsport, Bill, Alhambra, Calif., Everett Lee, James, and Bruce, all of Gate City, Carson, USAF stationed in Alaska, Robert, USAF stationed in Louisiana; one half-brother, Bill Templeton, Mabe, Va.; 24 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

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

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, July 28, 1963

Submitted by Don Lane

Ada Kate (Musick) Templeton

Mrs. Ada Kate Musick Templeton, 83, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, December 8, 2011.

Mrs. Templeton was born in Scott County, VA on December 21, 1927, the daughter of the late Samuel Aston and Ida Hammonds Musick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Lee Templeton (2004); son, Daryl Scott Templeton (2004); sisters, Rosie Templeton, Monnie Ervin, May Ervin, and Lillis Pendleton; brothers, Herbert, Raymond, and Luther Musick.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Billy Wayne Gilmer, Nickelsville, VA and Freda and Ricky Youngblood, Kingsport, TN: grandchildren; Vance Gilmer (Tina), Chris Gilmer (Kathy), Ginger Bartlett (Greg), Jeremiah Moore (Jamie); great grandchildren, Cori, Conner, Chloe, and Colten Gilmer, sister, Letha Lane, Weber City, VA; brothers-in-law, James Templeton, Kingsport, TN and Robert Templeton, Homa, LA; sisters-in-law, Billie Quillen, Gate City, VA and Louise Miller, Johnson City, TN; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Riley Boy officiating and a Eulogy will be given by Rev. Ricky Youngblood. Riley Boy will provide the music.

The burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Joel Gonce and the staff of Wexford House for their love and care of Mrs. Templeton.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Alice Malinda (Bates) Templeton

GATE CITY, Va. — Alice Malinda Bates Templeton , 87, passed away Monday ( Jan. 25, 2010 ) at Church Hill Healthcare and Rehab Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. , Mrs. Templeton was a homemaker and a member of Alleys Chapel United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Bessie Akers Bates; brothers, Lester E. Bates and Dennie C. Bates.

Mrs. Templeton is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Curtis M. Templeton , Gate City, Va.; daughters, Shirley Darnell, Kingsport, Jane Smith and husband, James M. Smith Jr., Rogersville, and Malinda Sallee and husband, David, Gate City, Va.; sons, Wayne Templeton , Weber City, Va., and O.C. Templeton and wife, Marquita, Gate City, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence.

Funeral and committal services will be conducted at noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.

Music will be provided by great-grandaughter, Kyli Lackey, Sherry and Ben Christian, JR Hensley and JC Radford.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to Alleys Chapel Scholarship Fund, c/o Jessica Kaarlela, 6429 Manville Road , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

The family would like to extend a special heart felt thank you to the staff of Church Hill Healthcare and Rehab Center for their loving care.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bernice (Taylor) Egan Templeton

KINGSPORT - Bernice Taylor Egan Templeton, 86, of the Wexford House in Kingsport, died on Saturday (March 20, 2004) after an extended period of declining health.

A native of Fort Blackmore, Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Taylor and Mandy Duncan Taylor.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands, Fred W. Egan and Floyd Templeton; four brothers, Echol Taylor, Glen Taylor, Fred E. Taylor and Claude Taylor; and one sister, Mrs. Howard (Myrtle Gene) Carter.

She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Prior to entering the health care facility; most of her life was spent as a homemaker and caretaker for her family.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Foster, Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Susan Wright, Atlanta, Ga., and Carter Foster, Los Angeles, Ca.; one great-granddaughter, Ashley Wright, Atlanta, Ga.; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. James (Ina) Parr, Asheville, N.C., Mrs. Fred (Tennie) Taylor, Mrs. Kyle (Pearl) Pressley, and Mrs. Melvin (Joe) Egan, all of Kingsport; six nephews, Philip Taylor, Hal Taylor, Brian Egan, Duane Egan, Jerry Egan, and Berkley Underwood; and one niece, Mrs. Oscar (Carolyn) Lindsey.

Family members will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Roberts officiating. Following the funeral service, the body will be laid to rest in the Taylor Cemetery at Fort Blackmore, Va. on a hill above her family home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA Center of Excellence at Emory University School of Medicine, 1841 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Elwood Taylor

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Charlie Elwood Taylor, 70, entered into rest Thursday (March 3, 2005) at Wellmont Bristol Hospice House, Bristol, TennN.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on April 22, 1934 to the late George and Lona Orean McConnell Taylor.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Lilburn Taylor and Roy Lee Taylor.

Survivors include one son, Ralph Ervin Taylor, Gate City, Va.; sister, Lois Noel, Nickelsville, Va.; and brother, Delmar Taylor, Fall Branch; 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 conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating.

Music will be provided by Debbie and David Easterling.

Burial will follow the service at Taylor Family Cemetery, Taylortown community.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Daryl Scott Templeton

GATE CITY, Va. - Daryl Scott Templeton, 41, entered into rest Friday ( Sept. 3, 2004 ).

Born in Sullivan County on Aug. 25, 1963 , he was the son of Kate Musick Templeton and the late Everette Lee Templeton.

Surviving are two sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce and Billy Wayne Gilmer, Nickelsville , Va. , and Freda Moore-Romine, Kingsport .

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Riley Boy and the Rev. Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by Witness.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the charity of their choice in honor of Mr. Templeton and Daryl.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ebbie (Kiser) Taylor

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Ebbie Taylor, 69, entered into rest Saturday (May 12, 2001) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Taylor was born April 30, 1932 in Russell County, Va., to the late Howard Jack and MaryJane Grizzle Kiser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Roy Lee Taylor, Jr.; three brothers, Alvin, Roy and Joe Kiser.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Taylor, Sr., Nickelsville; one daughter, Retha Taylor, Wilkinsburg, Pa.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Betty Taylor, Fall Branch, William and Liza Taylor, and Michael and Patty Taylor, all of Nickelsville; four sisters, Ethel Skeens, Kingsport, Gladys Taylor, Fall Branch, Mary Lou Pope, Blountville, and Stella Townsend, Kingsport; two brothers, Cecil Kiser, Nickelsville, and Howard Kiser, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Sarah, Mary, Beverly and Brett; three great-grandchildren, Melissa, Becky and Brooke; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Kiser and the Rev. Bill Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Taylor Family Cemetery, Nickelsville.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edith Lucille (Qualls) Taylor

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Edith Lucille Taylor, 73, Route 4, Clinchport, Va., died Wednesday (Jan. 29, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a farmer and retired from U.S. Postal Service with 31 years' of service. She was a member of Thomas Village Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Taylor in 1981 and her parents, E.D. and Ninnie Hamilton Qualls.

Surviving are two sons, Jack E. Taylor, Benton, La., and Thomas E. Taylor, Kannapolis, N.C.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Agnes Lawson and Mrs. Ann Williams, both of Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Claudie Kern, Duffield, Va., Mrs. Wilma Barr, Bristol, Va., and Mrs. Maudie Franklin, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Bobby Olterman officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Nell (Haynes) Taylor

WEBER CITY - Mrs. Virginia Nell Haynes Taylor, 46, 84 Georgia Ave., Oak Ridge, died early this morning [ April 15, 1971 ] of a heart attack while visiting at the residence of Virginia Parker in Weber City . She was a native of Scott County , Va.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Glonda Susan Taylor, and Miss Karen Nerissa Taylor, both of Oak Ridge; one son, Michael Allen Taylor, Oak Ridge; mother, Mrs. Lucinda Wolfe Haynes, Weber City; father, R. D. Haynes, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Robert E. Jones and Mrs. Charles Earl Culbertson, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Emily Ruth Houseright, Weber City; one grandson, Anthony Steven Taylor, Oak Ridge.

Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, April 15, 1971)

Kingsport Times-News
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Charles E. Templeton

Charles (Charlie) Templeton, 80, 1066 Lynn Garden Drive, died Tuesday morning [6/5/1973] in Holston Valley Community Hospital.  He was a retired employee of the Clinchfield Railroad Company after 37 years of service.  He was a member of Ida Primitive Baptist Church at Speer's Ferry, Va., a veteran of World War I, a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, F. and A. M., and a member of the American Legion Post No. 3 of Kingsport.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou Jenkins Templeton; one daughter, Mrs. M. L. Freshour, Morristown, N. J.; one son, Paul E. Templeton, Fullerton, Calif.; three grandchildren and two nephews.

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

(Charles and Lou are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery)

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, June 5, 1973

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Eliza Caroline (Pendleton) Templeton

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Eliza Caroline Templeton, 83, died in a Waynesboro nursing home Friday [11/2/1973].

Born in Gate City in 1886, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Nancy L. Pendleton.

She is survived by her son, Glen Templeton; daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Addington, Mrs. Callie T. Marshall, and Mrs. Blanche Cassell, all of Charlottesville; brothers, John, Clinchport. and Clarence Pendleton, Racine, Wis.; sister, Mrs. Hannah Lane, Coeburn; four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.

The Preddy-Teague Funeral Home, Charlottesville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1973)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Everette Lee Templeton

GATE CITY, Va. - Everette Lee Templeton, 83, entered into rest Friday ( Sept. 3, 2004 ).

Born in Scott County , Va. , on Jan. 18, 1921 , he was a son of the late I. A. "Abe" Templeton and Bonnie Alley Templeton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Scott Templeton; and four sisters, Alma Vest, Grace Ball, Faye Jenkins and Mattie (infant); four brothers, Walter, Bill, Bruce and Charles (infant) Templeton; stepmother, Blanche Templeton.

Surviving are his wife, Kate Musick Templeton, Gate City; two daughters and son-in-law, Joyce and Billy Wayne Gilmer, Nickelsville, Va., and Freda Moore- Romine, Kingsport; four brothers, James Templeton, Kingsport, Earl Templeton, Bristol, Tenn., Robert Templeton, Louisiana, and Carson Templeton, Florida; two sisters, Louise Miller, Kingsport, and Billie Quillen, Gate City; four grandchildren, Jeremiah (Jamie) Moore, Ginger (Greg) Barlett, Chris (Kathy) Gilmer and Vance (Tina) Gilmer; three beloved great-grandchildren, Chloe, Conner, and Cori Gilmer; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Riley Boy and Joe Barber officiating.

Music will be provided by Witness.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the charity of their choice in honor of Mr. Templeton and Daryl.

Father, son die in Scott County accident.

GATE CITY - An 83-year-old Gate City man and his 41-year-old son died in an automobile accident that occurred at 4:10 p.m. Friday on Route 665 in Scott County . Virginia State Police said Everett Lee Templeton suffered a massive heart attack while driving and ran off the left side of the road and struck an embankment. The vehicle, a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass, then overturned, rolled over and struck a 1900 Chevrolet Blazer. According to the report from Trooper B.K Davidson, Daryl Scott Templeton, a passenger in his father's vehicle, died at the scene. The driver of the Blazer was not injured.

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Faye E. (Littrell) Templeton

KINGSPORT — Faye E. Templeton, 66, entered into rest Saturday (March 7, 2009) at her residence.

She was born in Lee County, Va. April 24, 1942.

She was devoted to the Lord and her family and was a member of First Baptist Church at Church Circle, Kingsport. Faye was an avid gardener, took great pride in seeing things grow. She loved having her hands in the dirt. Her greatest love was being a grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Bessie Littrell; and foster parents, E.M. and Nell McConnell.

Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, H.K. Templeton, Kingsport; daughter, Heather Stevens, Nashville, Tenn.; sons, Michael Templeton, Kingsport, Chris Templeton, Maryville, Tenn.; sisters, Carolyn Johnson, Lee County, Va., Betty McKinnon, Michigan, Brenda Price, Weber City, Va.; brothers, Larry Littrell, Carl Littrell, both of Lee County, Va., Robert Littrell, Auburn, Ala., E.M. (Junior) McConnell, Yuma, Va. and James Littrell, Lee County, Va.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating.

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

The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

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

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Gary Lynn Templeton

GREENEVILLE - Gary Lynn Templeton, 71, entered into rest Wednesday (June 28, 2006) at his residence after a lengthily illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., Jan. 15, 1935, to the late Thomas Wrightly Templeton and Rosa Elizabeth Musick Templeton.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Troy and Oliver Templeton.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Jamie Linkous, Greeneville, Tenn., and Kristy and Jason LaDuke, Nickelsville, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tracy Templeton, Mount Carmel, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jessica Moore, Nicholas Moore, Taylor LaDuke, Haley LaDuke, Kaytlin LaDuke, Brandon Templeton, Matthew Templeton, and Ryan "Bug" Smith; three sisters, Doretta Peters, Limestone, Tenn., Pauline Lawson, Gate City, Va., and Carolyn Gilliam, Church Hill; and 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 at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Paul Presley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Denton Family.

Military graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., by the American Legion Hammond Post #265 and #3 of the V.F.W.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Grady Dockery and Lonnie Statzer will serve as honorary pallbearers.

A special thanks to Dr. Elliott Smith, Adventa Hospice, Nursing staff from 4 East, Laughlin Memorial Hospital.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Geraldine (Bolling) Templeton

Geraldine Templeton, 68, 2818 Carrollwood Heights, Kingsport, died Thursday (April 8, 1993) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was a native of Jenkins, Ky., and had resided in Kingsport for over 30 years. She was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church and was retired from Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Pearl Skeen Bolling.

Surviving are her husband J.C. (Jim) Templeton, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Jodie) Brooks, Gray; two sons, Chris Templeton and Ronnie Templeton, both of Kingsport; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Betty) Christopher Bailey, Bluff City; one brother, Gary Neil Bolling, Bluff City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News of Saturday, April 10, 1993

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Jack E. Templeton

Jack E. Templeton, 84, 337 May Street, Kingsport died Tuesday morning ( Nov. 24, 1992 ) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center .

He was born in Scott County , Va. , and moved to Kingsport in 1918. He was employed at Mead Corporation for 42 years as foreman No. 5, Paper Machine. He retired in 1970.

He was an ordained minister and a member of Bible Baptist Church . He pastored several local churches in the area. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 600 and was a thirty second degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lula Spears Templeton; and one sister, Mrs. Estell Norris.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Phill Phillips Templeton, Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Linda) Vaughn, Kingsport; three sons, Bobby G. Templeton, Monterey, Tenn., T. Larry Templeton, and Jerry K. Templeton, both of Kingsport; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lovely Lane, and Mrs. Nell Sams, both of Kingsport; one brother, Jim Temple­ton, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent FuneralHome, or anytime at the home, 337 May Street Kingsport .

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Jeffrey Philip Templeton

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Jeffrey Philip Templeton, 40, Oak Ridge, Tenn., passed away on Thursday (Jan. 22, 2009).

Jeff graduated from Sullivan South High School in 1987, where he starred as a defensive lineman on the football team. He went on to play football at ETSU where he received his degree in Environmental Science.

He was currently living in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he was employed by Kelly Scientific of Knoxville.

Jeff is survived by his parents, Philip and Barbara Templeton; sisters, Teresa Marchetti (Michael), and Traci Smith (Todd); nieces, Anna Marchetti, Maddy Marchetti, and Olivia Smith; nephew, Miles Smith; maternal grandmother, Bertha Davis; uncles, Don Davis (Ann), Paul Davis (Wiladene), and Kermit Davis; aunt Diane Bear (Leonard); and numerous cousins.

Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church.

The funeral will immediately follow the visitation with Rev. Charles Burton officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery in Nashville, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, contributions, in the name of Jeff Templeton, may be made to St. Cecilia Academy, 4210 Harding Road, Nashville, Tenn. 37205. Contributions will be used to help fund the construction of new athletic facilities on the campus where Jeff’s nieces Anna, Maddy, Olivia and nephew Miles attend or have attended school.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Jeffrey Philip Templeton.

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Joseph Earl Templeton

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joseph Earl Templeton , 91, of Bristol, Tenn., and formerly of the Manville community of Gate City, Va., died Sunday ( Feb. 28, 2010 ) at the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Johnson City .

Mr. Templeton is survived by his wife, Lucille Boughers Templeton of the home; sons, the Rev. Stephen “Steve” Templeton and wife, Brenda, of Manville, Va., and Dr. David Templeton and wife, Annette, of Gate City, Va.; one brother, James Alvin Templeton of Kingsport, and half-brother, Robert Templeton of Houma, La.; two half-sisters, Billie Quillen of Gate City and Louise Graham, of Bristol, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Huff and husband, Eddie, of Bluff City, and a stepson, Phil Boughers of Bluff City; three grandchildren, Joseph Templeton and wife, Lorie, of Lexington, Ky., David Templeton II and Hayley Templeton of Gate City; one stepgranddaughter, Melissa Pannell of Coeburn, Va.; five stepgrandsons, Ben Huff and Eddie Huff II, Tyler Boughers, Chester Boughers and Dillian Boughers, all of Bristol, Tenn., and two stepgreat-grandsons. He is also survived by a special niece, Teresa Templeton and family of Gate City .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abram I. and Eliza B. Alley Templeton ; his first wife, Helen Mildred (Pendleton) Templeton ; and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Templeton was a decorated veteran of World War II, having served in the Regular Army as a Staff Sgt. and Platoon Leader of “B” Co., 112th Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division. He was twice offered battlefield commissions, the last on the day before beginning his last mission. He was wounded in Normandy and again in the battle for Colmar , France . Among his decorations are the Combat Infantry Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster, two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.

Mr. Templeton retired from Tennessee Eastman Company’s Organic Chemicals Division as a foreman in 1979 after 32 years of service. He was a charter member of the Manville Ruritan Club and the Manville Community Center and attended each faithfully until ill health prevented his attendance. Prior to his illness his hobbies included square dancing, hunting and fishing, camping and family reunions. He was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and was active in troop activities during his sons’ scouting careers.

He attended the Holston Valley Christian Church and previously attended Alley’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Manville of which he was a member.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City , Va. The family will receive friends anytime at his home in Bristol, Tenn., and at the home of his son, Stephen, in Gate City, Va.

Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Barnett, the Rev. Paul Lane and Pastor Steve Templeton officiating.

Music will be provided by Jack Necessary and James Wood.

Full military honors will be accorded for SSgt. Templeton during graveside services at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. , on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Pallbearers are Joseph Templeton , David Templeton II, Zachary Templeton , Ben Huff, Eddie Huff, Jr., Clayton McDavid, Dwight Lane and Randy Bates. Honorary pallbearers are the men of the Holston Valley Christian Church.

The family extends a special thanks to the men and women of the Mountain Home VA Nursing Home where Mr. Templeton made his home for the last four years of his life.

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     Lonnie Bruce Templeton

MIAMI, Fla. -- Lonnie Bruce Templeton, 46, formerly of Gate City, Va., died Sunday (Aug. 19, 1990) in Miami, Fla.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard and was an electri­cian.

He was preceded in death by his father, Abe Templeton.

Surviving are two sons, Kevin Templeton, Naples, Fla., Travis Templeton, Elizabethton; his mother, Blanche Templeton Click, Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Louise Miller, Kingsport, Billie Quillen, Gate City, Va.; one half-sister, Edna Faye Jenkins, Kingsport; two brothers, Robert Tem­pleton, Houma, La., Marvin Templeton, Lakeland, Fla.; three half-brothers, James Templeton, Kingsport, Earl Templeton and Everett Lee Templeton, both of Gate City, Va.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Manville Holiness Church with the Rev. Phil Christian officiat­ing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Outreach, Mi­ami, Fla.

Courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Margret Ella "Peggy" (Fugate) Templeton

GATE CITY, Va. — Margret Ella "Peggy" Fugate Templeton, 74, Gate City, Va., passed away Saturday (Feb. 8, 2009) at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and other family members.

Mrs. Templeton was born in Hiltons, Va. on Feb. 11, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas H. Fugate and Ella Bowlin Fugate. She lived in Indianapolis, Ind. for 30 years where she and her husband, Jack, reared their three children and she worked as a certified medicine aide. She and her husband returned to Gate City after retirement.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Templeton; sisters, Lucille Hobbs and Flo Stafford; and brothers, Joe, Milburn, Waco and Freddie Fugate.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelli Straub, Algona, Iowa; sons, Max Templeton and wife, Mimi, Eagle Point, Oreg. and Kem Templeton and wife, Debbie, Westfield, Ind.; grandchildren, Jack Templeton, Joe Straub, Zoe Templeton, Eli Templeton and Betty Straub; along with many nieces and nephews.

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

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Margret Fugate Templeton.

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Marvin Carson Templeton

LAKELAND, Fla. - Marvin C. Templeton, 64, died Friday ( Dec. 22, 2006 ) at his home.

He was born April 25, 1942 in Gate City , Va. He was a long-time employee and the manager for the collision center at Buddy Foster Chevrolet.

He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church and served in the Air Force in Viet Nam .

He is survived by his wife, Judy Templeton, Lakeland, Fla.; daughter, Rhonda and Vince Blank, Tampa, Fla.; son, Scott and Michelle Templeton, Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Earl Templeton, Johnson City, Tenn., James Templeton, Kingsport, Tenn., Robert Templeton, Houma, La.; sisters, Billie Sue Quillen, Gate City, Va., Louise Graham Miller, Kingsport, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Austin and Sydney Blank, Tampa, Fla., and Alexis Templeton, Lakeland, Fla.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday ( Dec. 26, 2006 ) from 6 to 8 p.m. , with prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church on Wednesday ( Dec. 27, 2006 ) at 11 a.m.

Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave. Auburndale , Fla. 33823-3229 .

Heath Funeral Chapel is serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary Ruth (Miller) Templeton

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Ruth M. Templeton, 72, 1300 Saratoga Road, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation-Hillside after an extended period of poor health.

Mrs. Templeton was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in the Kingsport area most of her life. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was formerly a member of Long Island United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Templeton; infant sons, Jeff and Mark Templeton; parents, George and Emmer Miller; sister, Alice Greer; and two brothers, Deward Miller and C.L. Miller.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Dykes and her husband Kermit, Rogersville; three sons, Dewey G. Lawson and wife Nancy Louise, Gate City, Va., Tony Templeton and wife Areatha, Gate City, Va., and Terry Templeton and wife Mary E., Kingsport; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Park with Brother Daryle Houseright and Brother Rick Willis officiating.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
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Norman Glen "Bud" Templeton

KINGSPORT — Norman G. "Bud" Templeton, 75, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Thursday evening (April 3, 2008) at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Kingsport where he had resided most of his life. He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a 2nd Lieutenant Navigator in a B-29 Bombing Wing. Bud received several medals for his service and flew over 50 missions during the Conflict.

He worked in printing and paper sales most of his working life. Bud was passionate about the University of Tennessee and was a longtime supporter of their athletic programs. He was also an avid golfer and a member of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church.

His father and mother, Charles James Templeton and Lou Verna Larkin Templeton; first wife, Charlene Talbert Templeton; and two sisters, Betty T. Deal and Judy T. Marshall preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Rhea Templeton of the home; a daughter, Lesley Ann Templeton Geldrich and fiancé Rod Colter of O’Fallon, Mo.; two sons, Norman G. Templeton II and wife Wendy A. of Knoxville, Sean G. Templeton and fiancée Ashley of the home; one stepdaughter, Sonya Sams and husband Richard of Jonesborough; six grandchildren, Ian, Sarah, Will, and Aaron Templeton and Nicholas and Helen Geldrich; two step-grandchildren, Corey Levin and Whitney Sams; one sister, Margaret T. Ketron and husband Bill; nephew, Senator Bill Ketron Jr. and wife Teresa; niece, Anne Ketron Daniel, all of Murfreesboro; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Hambrick officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #3/265.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 2049 Greenway Street, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Bud Templeton.

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Olivia Faye (Bellamy) Templeton

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Faye Bellamy Templeton, 67, entered into rest Sunday (Nov. 14, 1999) at her residence.

Mrs. Templeton was born in Scott County, Va. on March 23, 1932, the daughter of the late Charlie Patton Bellamy and Alice Ervin Bellamy. She retired in 1997 from J.C. Penney. She was a member of Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Trula Bellamy Williams; and two brothers, Robert Sylvester Bellamy and Herman Hoyt Bellamy.

Surviving are her husband, James A. Templeton , Kingsport; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Sandra) Tankersley and Mrs. Charles (Debbie) Sutherland, both of Kingsport; one son, Phil Templeton , Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Froudia) Phipps and Mrs. Carl (Hazel) Hobbs, both of Kingsport and Mrs. Fred (Hemple) Kinkead, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Mack Bellamy, Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren, Phillip Templeton , Jason Tankersley, Travis Tankersley, Lindy Sutherland, Wynn Sutherland and Shea Sutherland; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church scholarship fund, c/o Wanda McConnell, Route 1, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

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Ramey Clarence Templeton

Ramey Clarence Templeton, 72, 642 Riverside, died at a con­valescent home in Johnson City early Wednesday morning [ 5/19/1954 ] after a brief illness.

He is the son of the late Dr. Jim and Mary Franklin Tem­pleton. He was a pioneer school teacher of Scott County , Va. He retired from the Mead Cor­poration in 1943.

He is survived by his widow, Lula Spears Templeton; two sons, the Rev. Jack Templeton, Kingsport; James C. Templeton, Elizabethton; three daughters, Mrs. Garvie Lane and Mrs. Kyle Sams, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Albert Norris, Fordtown; two brothers, Orbine, Baltimore, Md., and Lloyd of Gate City; five sisters, Mrs. Charlie Clayton Pendleton, Mrs. Nora Hor­ton, Mrs. Roy Pendleton, all of Gate City, Mrs. Lakie Bellamy, Kingsport, and Mrs. Harm Ham­monds, Surgoinsville; 13 grand­children, and 9 great-grand­children.

He was a member of the West View Methodist Church and Clinchport Lodge F and AM.

Funeral services will be con­ducted at the West View Meth­odist Church Friday at 2 p.m. , the Rev. Lewis J-. Turner and the Rev. W. R. Dillon officiating. The body will be at the Scott County Funeral Home until 11 a. m. Friday, and will then lie in state at the church until time of service.

Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery .

(From Kingsport Times, Wednesday, May 19, 1954)

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Don Lane (from Lola Carter Hutchins’ Collection)

Rena M. (France) Templeton

GATE CITY, Va. -- Rena France Templeton , 95, Route 1, died Sunday morning (July 12, 1998) at Ridgecrest Health Care Center, Duffield, Va.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and was a member of Tiptons Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbin C. Templeton ; an infant daughter; a son, Jack Templeton ; a daughter, Betty Templeton Burgess; four brothers, Clifton France, Daniel France, Robert France and Kenneth France; and three sisters, Kate Hart, Norma Pendleton and Minnie Williams.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arlie (Okie) Ervin, Gate City, Va.; three sons, Curtis Templeton , Carl Templeton and Charles "Chuck'' Templeton , all of Gate City, Va.; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rosie Williams, Gate City, Va., Doris Rasnick and Alma Lynch, both of Kingsport, and Eva Hart, Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, Willard France, George France and Bascom France, all of Gate City, Va., and Fred France, Panama City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Okie Ervin, Gate City, Va.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Kingsport will conduct funeral services at Gate City Funeral Home (Gene Falin Chapel) at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Riley Boy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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

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Roy Lee Taylor Sr.

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Roy Lee Taylor Sr., 75, entered into rest Friday (March 7, 2003) at his residence.

Mr. Taylor was born Jan. 7, 1928 in Scott County, Va., and was the son of the late George and Orean McConnell Taylor. Mr. Taylor retired from Roberts Tire and Recapping.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by his wife, Ebbie Taylor in 2001 and a son, Roy Lee Taylor Jr.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Retha Taylor and John Lech, Wilkes Barre, Pa.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Betty Taylor, Fall Branch, William and Liza Taylor, Nickelsville, Va. and Michael and Patty Taylor, Nickelsville, Va.; four grandchildren, Sarah, Mary, Beverly and Brett; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Becky, Hunter Isaiah, Celina and Honi Brooke; brothers, Delmar Taylor, Fall Branch, and Charlie Elwood Taylor, Nickelsville, Va.; one sister, Lois Noel Nickelsville, Va.; 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.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lelbert Thornburg, the Rev. Bill Taylor and the Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating.

Music will be provided by David and Debra Easterling.

Burial will follow the service at Taylor Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. in the Taylortown community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Beatrice Evelyn “Phil” (Phillips) Templeton

KINGSPORT - Beatrice (Phil) Evelyn Templeton, 85, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday ( Aug. 12, 2003 ) at Brookhaven Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Born in Burnsville , N.C. , she spent most of her adolescent years in Erwin, until moving to the Kingsport area in her early 20's.

She attended Appalachian Nursing School , Johnson City , where she received her degree in nursing as a registered nurse. She was employed at Holston Valley and later retired from Dr. Vermillion/Brookshire Ent. Office. She was a born again Christian, taught Sunday school at several churches and was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church . She taught home nursing classes for Red Cross.

She was very active in the PTA , having received a lifetime membership and received the Community Service Award from Lynn View Elementary.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Jack Templeton; a son, Jerry K. Templeton; her parents, W.E. and Julie Phillips Sr.; and two brothers, W.E. Phillips Jr. and Glen M. Phillips.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Norman (Linda) Vaughn of Kingsport; a son, T. Larry Templeton and wife Linda of Kingsport; a stepson, Bobby G. Templeton and wife Barbara of Montery, Tenn.; a sister, Joyce Hampton of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, R.L. Phillips and wife Cammie of Sabastian, Fla., and Gerald D. Phillips and wife Pauline of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Phillips of Erwin and Mrs. Frances Phillips of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Mrs. Chris (Kim) Hobgood, Mrs. Jim (Christy) Frager, Mrs. Brian (Lisa) Casey, Rev. Wesley (Lovey) Vaughn, Mr. Norm L. (Tina) Vaughn and Gracie D. Templeton; nine great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Joshua and Jordan Vaughn, Jack Frager, Sean Casey, Grayson Vaughn, Clare Vaughn, Riley Vaughn and Marlee Hobgood; two step-grandchildren, Shane Simpson and Austin Brown as well as several nieces and nephews.

Music will be provided by Damon Depew, Wayne Bledsoe and grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery . Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 12 noon .

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Kenneth E. Templeton

Kenneth E. Templeton, 56, of 4620 Fairlane Dr. died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 3:50 p.m. Thursday [12/30/1971] after three months illness.

Born in Chesapeake, Ohio, he had lived in Kingsport 30 years. He was owner and operator of the Quick-Way Engine Company, a member of the Board of Directors of Tri-City Area Vocational School, and a member and deacon of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bennie W. Templeton; son, Michael Templeton of Kingsport; step-sons, C. M. Chandler, Chattanooga; David B. and Donald L. Chandler, both of Kingsport; his father, P. A. Templeton, Chesapeake, Ohio; brothers, Phil of Kingsport and Tom Templeton, Chesapeake; and six grandchildren.

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

(Burial in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Mausoleum.)

(Kenneth Templeton does not appear to be part of the Scott Co family. It appears that his first wife was Lovely Penley (1924-2011); some of her Scott Co ancestors – Penley, Estep, Hood)

Kingsport News, Saturday, Jan. 1, 1972

Submitted by Don Lane

Lovely (Penley) Templeton

KINGSPORT — Lovely Penley Templeton, 86, of Kingsport, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday ( May 4, 2011 ) after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Sullivan County on Oct. 23, 1924 , graduated from Sullivan School and was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church . She retired from Massachusetts General Hospital many years ago and made her home at Cross Creek Apartments, Kingsport , giving loving support to family, friends and the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jennie Forbes Penley; three brothers, Roy Penley, Fred Penley and Vernon Penley; and three sisters, Edna Peterson, Margaret Penley and Bonnie McFall.

Survivors include her son, Michael Templeton and wife, Sandra, of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Christy (Bryan) Richardson of Kingsport, Kathy Fields of Johnson City, and Scott (Rebecca) Templeton of Kingsport; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ginny (Richard) Shar; brother, Jim (Daryl) Penley, all of Pennsylvania; along with friends, Patricia Wampler, Karey McMurray and Rudy Greear.

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

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Dr. Roy Graves officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park , Kingsport . Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m.

The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Amedisys Hospice for their tender care to Lovely for several months. We especially thank Misty Vennett and her health aid, Linda Knight.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunnyside Baptist Church building fund, 406 Cooks Valley Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Talmadge Elmer "Tommy" Templeton

KINGSPORT - T. E. (Tommy) Templeton, 79, 1300 Saratoga Road, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday (July 5, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Stonega, Va., he lived in Kingsport most of his life. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Mr. Templeton was employed with Oakwood Markets for many years and later worked with several hardware stores until retirement.

He formerly attended the Long Island United Methodist Church.

Mr. Templeton was preceded in death by his father, William E. Templeton; mother, Allie Belle Carter Templeton; brothers, Robert Templeton and Charles Templeton; sister, Gladys Templeton Minnich; and two sons, Jeff Templeton and Mark Templeton.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ruth Miller Templeton, Kingsport; three sons, Dewey Lawson and wife, Nancy, Gate City, Va., Anthony (Tony) Templeton and wife, Areatha, Gate City, Va., Terry Templeton and wife, Mary, Kingsport; a daughter, Patricia Templeton Dykes and husband, Kermit, Rogersville; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Faye Templeton Kerns, Ohio.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Daryle Houseright officiating.

Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Thelma Antlee (Lane) Templeton

Jan 18, 1921 – Dec 11, 2009

GATE CITY, Va. - Thelma Templeton, 88, of Gate City, Va., entered into rest Dec. 11, 2009, at the Brian Center Nursing Home. 

Mrs. Templeton is preceded in death by her parents, Amos Clayton Lane and Pearl Edith Bellamy Lane.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Templeton St. Martin; a sister, Shirley Ruth Lane; and brothers, Rev. Claude Lane and Edgar Lane.

Surviving are her husband, Carl Templeton, Gate City, Va.; daughters and son-in- law, Linda Coleman, Kingsport and Sandra Pendleton and husband, Raymond, Gate City, Va.; son-in-law, Roderick St. Martin, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Helen Calhoun and husband, Calvin, Gate City, Va., Betty Sue Williams and husband, Darrell, Sweetwater, Tenn., Shelby McConnell and husband, Phil, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Erma Lane of Gate City, Va.; one brother, Rev. Paul Lane and wife, Christine, Kingsport.; grandchildren, Mary Ann Trimble and husband, Dirk, Rusty and wife, Lara Pendleton, Tom Pendleton, John St. Martin and wife, Davida, Caroline and husband, Shawn Raiszadeh; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Zoey Trimble, Jarrod Casper, Sydney Pendleton and Ally St.Martin; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family will be receiving family and friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bob Cloud and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Sherry and Ben Christian will provide the music.

Interment will follow in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Larry Calhoun, Dwight Lane, Roger Lane, Mitchell Williams, Phil McConnell, Jr., Mark Calhoun, Wayne Templeton, Greg Ervin and Huey Ervin will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Alleys Chapel Scholarship Fund and Gate City United Methodist Church, attn: Wanda McConnell, 1144 Sorrel Creek Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Lane, Pendleton, Bellamy, Williams, Lawson, Templeton, Tipton, Taylor, Hill, McDavid, Lark, Spears, Horton, Conn, Buckner)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Thomas Oliver Templeton

GRAY - Thomas Oliver Templeton, 70, 537 Old Stage Road, was called home by his God almighty Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Mr. Templeton was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Air Force. He retired from Eastman Chemical after 34 years of service as a chemical operator. He was a member of the Invisible Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Wrightly Templeton and Rosa E. (Musick) Templeton; and one brother, Troy Templeton.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Newland) Templeton, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Janet and Rex Chatman, Fall Branch, Deborah Trivett, Kingsport and Angela and Bobby Jessee, Kingsport; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Scott and Mary Templeton, Tampa, Fla., Jeff Templeton, Kingsport and David and Allison Templeton, Kernersville, N.C.; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Pauline and Ryland Lawson, Gate City, Va., Doretta and Glenn K. Peters, Limestone, Tenn., and Carolyn and Larry Gilliam, Church Hill; one brother, Gary Templeton, Fall Branch; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Jim Sells Jr. and Judy Sells.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery with military rites conducted by Charles Dewitt Byrd Post No. 3382 VFW. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Troy Carl Templeton

Troy Carl Templeton, 43, of Route 1, Gate City, VA, died unexpectedly at his residence Friday morning, Oct 24, 1969, of an apparent heart attack. He was born on Nov. 3, 1925 and was a life-long resident of Scott County VA. Troy was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Company. He was also a U.S. Army veteran having served in the European Theatre during WWII.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joann Strong Templeton, of the home; his parents, Thomas Wrightly and Rosa Musick Templeton, Gate City; one daughter, Wilma Templeton Willen, Blountville, TN; three sons, Gerald, Ricky and Roger Templeton, all of Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Lawson, Mrs. Doretta Peters, and Mrs. Carolyn Gilliam, all of Gate City; two brothers, Thomas Oliver Templeton, Jonesborough, TN; and Gary Lynn Templeton, Lynchburg, VA. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Holston View Cemetery on Oct. 26, 1969.

Submitted by Wilma Templeton Willen

Vesta A. (Starnes) Templeton

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio - Vesta A. Templeton, 86, passed away Sunday (April 27, 2003) in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was the beloved wife of the late William E.

She was the loving mother of Faye Kern (husband Ralph); dear grandmother of Ramona Kubiak and Charles Kern (wife Lisa); great-grandmother of Nicole and Rebecca Kern; sister of Otis Starnes (wife Myrtle), Frank Starnes (wife Helen) and Lorene Shupe (husband Fred).

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be at the Hills Chapel Cemetery, Duffield, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Claymon Templeton

GATE CITY, Va. -- William Claymon Templeton, 37, of Route 2, Gate City, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Sunday [6/26/1977] following a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, and a former employee of Mead Papers, Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sandra Miller Templeton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Templeton, Gate City; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Allie Tipton, Gate City; one daughter, Miss Leanne Templeton, Gate City; two sons, Anthony Templeton, and Richard Templeton, both of Gate City; three sisters, Mrs. Tommy (Nell) Johnson, Mrs. Lowell (Shirley) Toof, and Mrs. Jack (Emma) Davis, all of Kingsport; one brother, Dennis Templeton, Weber City, Va.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for William Claymon Templeton will be conducted at 2 p.m Wednesday from the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Dr. Bob Lynch and Rev. Billy Ashworth officiating.  Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Morrison Williams, Jim Craft, Ronnie Herron, Paul Pendlelon, Billy L. Flanary, Elliott Smith, Bill Pendleton and Dannie Dingus.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday night and also at the residence.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, June 28, 1977

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mina Lou (Lawson) Tester

KINGSPORT - Mina Lou Lawson Tester, 79, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Sept. 14, 2006) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor Healthcare.

She was born in Scott County, Va., (Grit Hill) and had lived in Kingsport all her adult life. She worked at Tennessee Eastman for over 12 years and also worked at Skoby's Restaurant.

She was a member of Bloomingdale Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tester; two sisters, Allie Davenport and Mary Head; and three brothers, Chris, Arthur and Andrew Lawson.

Surviving are her two daughters, Sabrina Brommer and husband Daniel and Diana Shutts and husband Chris, all of Lebanon, Va.; two sons, Burless Tester and Tony Tester and wife Rhonda, all of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Milum Lawson of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport or friends may call anytime at the residence, 316 Morelock St., Kingsport.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bob Yates officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tri-Cities Memorial Garden, Blountville.

Pallbearers will be her family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

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