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Billy Borden Thacker

Ft. Blackmore, VA - Billy Borden Thacker, 67, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Sunday, November 4, 2012 at his residence.

Billy was born in Scott County, VA on February 5, 1945 to the late Elmer Borden "Dee" and Eva Mae Spangler Thacker.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Westmorland Coal. He attended Wood Riverview Baptist Church, Ft. Blackmore, VA.

In addition to his parents, his brothers, Freddie Lee Thacker and Danny Wayne Thacker and half brother, Gene Lane preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Ann Thacker, Ft. Blackmore, VA; daughter, Jennifer Nickels and husband, Travis, Church Hill, TN; son, Richard Thacker and wife, Allison, Wise, VA; grandchildren, Maggie Mae Nickels, Elijah Nickels, Gideon Nickels, and Matelynn Thacker; half brother, Porter Lane and wife, Barbara, Wise, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Cecil Kern and Rev. Joe Greear officiating. P.J. and Amanda Johnson will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Thacker Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA by the American Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Bordon "Dee" Thacker

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Elmer (Dee) Bordon Thacker, 83, entered into rest Friday (April 28, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Wise county, Va. on October 28, 1922, he is a son of the late Vollie and Rosa Johnson Thacker.

Mr. Thacker retired after 33 years as a Coal Miner.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Spangler Thacker; a son, Freddie Lee Thacker; brothers, Vollie, Homer, Henry, Ira, Hansford and Vilas Thacker; and a stepson, Gene Lane.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Shirley Thacker, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and Danny Wayne Thacker and Lois Lane Thacker, Gate City, Va.; stepson and daughter-in-law, Porter and Barbara Lane, Wise, Va.; one sister, Ada Gillenwater, Miamisburg, Ohio; one brother, Noah Hagman Thacker, Norton, Va.; grandchildren, Richard and Allison Thacker, Jennifer and Travis Nickels, Wayne and Michelle Thacker and Melinda Thacker; two great-grandchildren, Elijah Nickels and Makayla Thacker; five step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Walker Darnell and Rev. James Mann officiating.

Music will be provided by James "Babe" Lawson, Toke Hensley and Phillip Elliott.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon on Monday in the Thacker Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Thacker family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Estill Marie (Fields) Thacker

KINGSPORT - Estill Marie Fields Thacker , 83, of 808 Teasel Drive, Building C-4, Apt. 4, went to be with her Savior at 12:15 a.m. Saturday ( Feb. 26, 2000 ) at her residence.

Born in Scott County , Va. she had resided in Kingsport since 1958. Mrs. Thacker was a daughter of the late John Riley and Lucinda Hensley Fields. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cowan's Branch Missionary Baptist Church .

Mrs. Thacker is preceded in death by her former husband, Hubert Thacker ; two brothers, Eldridge (A) Fields and Jasper (Bud) Fields; five sisters, Myrtle Hensley, Pearl Housewright, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stokes, Mary Lou Fields and Cornie Fields. She was a loving and devoted mother, Mamaw and Granny.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Lawson and Nancy and Carl Fields, both of Kingsport; four sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert Bobby and Shirley Thacker , Gate City, Eldridge (Bill) and Ann Thacker , Fall Branch, Wayne and Sue Thacker , Church Hill and Gary Thacker , Kingsport; a special sister-in-law, Irene (Tea) Winegar, Church Hill; 12 grandchildren, Michael Thacker , Daniel Thacker , Robert Thacker , Roy Junior Thacker , Robin Browder, Russell Thacker, Jennifer Hale, Vivian Mitchell, Rebecca Spivey, Jason Thacker , Tammie Fentress and Todd Fields; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including, a special niece, Joyce Loftin and her husband, Flynn, North Carolina.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown and at other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Debbie Trent.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery with the Rev. Gale Hartley officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Linda Karen (Catron) Thacker

Gate City - Linda Karen Catron Thacker, 61, of Gate City went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly early Sunday morning ( June 19, 2011 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center . She was a lifelong resident of Scott County . Karen was saved at an early age. She loved to work with her flowers and she especially loved to be with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wisley & Ursel Jenkins Catron; a brother, Samuel Fred Catron.

Karen Thacker is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Roy K. Thacker; a daughter, Amy Thacker and husband, Randy (Gate City, VA); sons, Brian Thacker and wife, Vivian (Mount Carmel, TN), Justin Thacker and wife, Jackie (Gate City, VA); grandchildren, McKayla Johnson, Marcus, Kayla, Zachary, Emily, Lindsey, Chandler, and Chasity Thacker; sister, Jean Wheelock and husband, Grant (Summerville, SC); a brother, James W. Catron and wife, Francis (Kingsport, TN) along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday ( July 5, 2011 ) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday ( July 5, 2011 ) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Scalf officiating. Music will be provided by David and Debbie Easterling. Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Thacker family.

Carter- Trent Scott Co Funeral Home obituary at www.cartertrent.com
Submitted by Don Lane

Minervia Ann (Jenkins) Thacker

FALL BRANCH - Minervia Ann Jenkins Thacker died Friday ( Oct. 28, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

Born May 4, 1942 in Scott County , Va. , she resided in Fall Branch since 1968. A born again Christian, she was of the Baptist faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.

Preceding her in death were her father and step-mother, Ervin and Marie Jenkins; one sister, Betty Marie Jenkins; special father and mother-in-law, Hubert and Estell Thacker; grandparents, Lucian and Clara Jenkins, and Warner and Virgie McDavid; and several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are her childhood sweetheart and husband since August 30, 1958, Eldridge "Bill" Thacker of the home; son, Roy Junior Thacker, Fall Branch; daughter, Robin Browder and husband, Terry, Kingsport; mother, Dorothy Faye Kindle, Gate City, Va.; sister, Clara Lou and husband Burns Robinson, Pound, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Linda Jenkins, Manassas, Va.; half brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger Jenkins, Larry and Mary Jenkins, and Jeff and Nettie Jenkins, all of Front Royal, Va., Clay and Eddie Anderson, Jacksonville, Fla., and Jackie Anderson, Kingsport; grandchildren, Torrie and Stephen Goad, Dustin Thacker, and Faith Browder; two great-grandchildren, Marganna Goad and Seth Goad; step-grandchildren, Tiffany Browder Cox and husband, Mickey, and Whitney Browder; step-great-grandchild, Riley Nicole Cox; special in-laws, Barbara Lawson, Nancy and Carl Fields, Bob and Shirley Thacker, Wayne and Sue Thacker, and Gary Thacker; special aunts and uncles, Naomi and Jim McLaney, Piney Flats, Anna Mae Jenkins, Gate City, Va., and Herbert and Betty McDavid, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, special cousins and cousins-in-law; and a special sisterly cousin, Phyllis Baker and husband Junior Baker.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Fall Branch Chapel with Rev. Burns Robinson officiating and a eulogy by Terry Browder.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Outreach Associates, 2020 Brookside Drive, Suite 20 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mollie J. (Dockery) Thacker

GATE CITY , Va. - Mollie J. Dockery Thacker, 85, died Sunday ( Sept. 23, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. , on Nov. 16, 1915 , she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay Dockery and Laurie Lane Dockery. She retired from the environmental service department of Holston Valley Medical Center .

Mrs. Thacker was of the Baptist faith.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Thacker (April 24, 1985); sisters, Ona Kendricks, Maude Hartgrove; brothers, Warren Dockery, Jim Dockery, Meeks Dockery and Brownie Dockery.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Jerri (Jeralena) Johnson and Larry, Indianapolis, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Charles Ricky Thacker and Shelby, Kingsport; grandchildren, C. Wayne McGee, Barry S. McGee, Ann Willoughby, Mark E. Roemer and Crystal Thacker; six great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Gilliam, Duffield, Va.; brother, Lucion Dockery, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cox Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore , Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Thacker, Bill Gillenwater, Jim Cox, Worley Sexton, Barry Scott McGee and C. Wayne McGee.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl Belle (Darnell) Thacker

NORTON, Va. — Pearl B. Thacker, 77, died Monday (Feb. 9, 2009) at her home.

She was a member of the First Apostolic Faith Church of God in Norton and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the DAV Chapter 56 in Wise. She loved bowling and was an avid quilter.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, David Allen Thacker; parents, Houston and Anna Mae (Wright) Darnell; sister, Bessie Darnell; granddaughter, Faith Larae Thacker; brothers, Ed Darnell, Denver Darnell and Ralph Darnell.

She was the beloved wife of 58 years and 8 months to Milford Thacker, Norton, Va.; a precious mother of Danny Ray and Beth Thacker, Richmond, Va., Patricia and Michael Robbins, Norton, Va., Teddy and Lisa Thacker, South Carolina, Benny and Nancy Thacker, Fredericksburg, Va., Ray and Missy Thacker, Big Stone Gap, Va., Danny Boy Thacker, Jr., Norton, Va.; a sister to Ruth Payne, Norton, Va.; a wonderful grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a special caregiver and granddaughter, Candie Robbins Gilliam; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday evening at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Farmer, Pastor Jimmy Mitchell and Doug Scott officiating.

Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. atoday at the White Oak Gap Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pearl Ruth (Moore) Thacker

KINGSPORT - Pearl Ruth Moore Thacker, 81, formerly of East Center Street, went to be with the Lord at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday (May 20, 2003) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

She had been a resident of Sunbridge Hillside Nursing Home for the past 18 months. She was born in Hawkins County (May 27, 1921) and had resided in Kingsport since 1942.

She had regularly attended Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church for several years until declining health. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a special and generous person to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Junior Thacker (1952); her parents, Charlie and Elsie Davis Moore; sisters, Myrtle Moore and Annie Mae Moore; brothers, Willie Moore, Kelly Moore, Dave Moore, Harry Moore, Blaine Moore and Frank Moore.

Surviving are her daughters, Pat Bowen and husband Dewayne, Kingsport, Harmalene Thacker, Kingsport; grandson, Michael Bowen, Gainesville, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Thacker and husband R.V., Church Hill, and Mrs. Mary Carter, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the daughter's residence, 1400 Bridwell St., Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Baker and the Rev. Buddy Legg officiating.

Music will be provided by J.W. Depew.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Sunbridge Hillside Nursing Home and Indian Path Medical Center.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Terrill Lane Thiele

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

KNOXVILLE - Terrill Lane Thiele, died Tuesday evening (Oct. 5,1999) at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer.

Born in Nora Springs, Iowa, he was the son of the late Mabel and Evert Thiele of Iowa.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and held graduate degrees in engineering from Iowa State University and Washington University. After retiring from McDonnell Douglas, where he worked on the Apollo Space Program, he came to Knoxville as an engineer with TVA until his retirement in December 1994.

He was a devoted husband and father.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Lane Thiele ; sons, Marcus Thiele and Mayne Thiele , Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Dr. Ben Blalock, Starkville, Ms; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Lauren House Richardson, Knoxville, Dr. Matt and Amy Kassem Richardson, Knoxville and Michael and Peggy Thiele, St. Louis; grandsons, Quillen Blalock, Nathaniel Blalock and Grant Richardson; sister, Suzann Sailer, Iowa Falls, Iowa; mother-in-law, Bonnie Lane, Kingsport; brother-in-law and wife, Dr. Don and Ingrid Lane, Kingsport; sister-in-law and husband, Patsy and Dr. Bill Potter, Kingsport; niece and husband, Amy and Greg Steisslinger, Morristown; nephews, Andy Potter, Knoxville, Stephen Lane, Johnson City and Charles Lane, Indianapolis.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today at West Hills Baptist Church Chapel. A memorial service will be private.

Memorials may be made to West Hills Baptist Church, 409 N. Winston Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909 or the Cedar Bluff Branch of the Knoxville Public Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37922. Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Don Lane

Amaleta E. Thomas

GATE CITY, Va. — Amaleta E. Thomas, 83, entered into rest May 4, 2009 at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on May 21, 1925, to the late Bobbie and Bertha Herron Thomas.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her half-sister, Ona Mae Williams; half-brother, Earl Thomas and an infant brother; one half-nephew and two half-nieces.

Ms. Thomas retired after 41 years of service with the Scott County School System.

Survivors include two step-nephews, one step-niece and a special friend and caregiver, Mary Christian. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Shannon Salyer officiating.

Music will be provided by Ruth Bray and Wayne Bledsoe.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ezekiel W. Thomas

BRISTOL, Va. - Ezekiel D. [W.] Thomas, 61, died Tuesday (Oct. 13,1987) in Oak Forest, Ill.

He was a former resident of Bristol, Va. but had resided in Chicago for the last 37 years. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and member of First Baptist Church, Chicago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Thomas, Chicago, Ill.; one daughter Mrs. Eunice Warrens, Chicago, Ill.; one son, Joel Thomas, Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Morris, Oxen Hill, Md., Mrs. Irene Goodall, Laurel, Md., Miss Lucinda Thomas and Mrs. Judy Frank, both of Bristol, Va. and Mrs. Frances Riddle, Upper Marlboro, Md.; three brothers, William and George Thomas, both of Bristol, Va. and Marvin Thomas, Emory, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Mortuary, Bristol, Va.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Gate City Church of Christ with Brother Nathaniel Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

( I got interested that Ezekiel W. Thomas was brought from Chicago to be buried in Holston View cemetery, so I searched for connections. He was born 12/30/1926 in Scott Co, VA, son of Kyle and Frances Thomas. His family was listed in the census as black or mulatto. I traced his family through Scott Co census records to his grandfather Edward Thomas, b. 1857, who appeared in the 1880 census as a mulatto step-son of John and Liza Thomas. So far, I have not checked records other than census records.)

Kingsport Times-News

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

Leslie (Eads) Thomas

Leslie Eads Thomas, formerly of Gate City , Va. , died Wednesday ( April 22, 1998 ) at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City . She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City.

Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, J. Gaines Thomas; her parents; and two sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Marie) Hall, Kingsport ; and three grandchildren, Mary Louise Hall, Susan Maree Hall and David Thomas Hall.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Edward J. Clevinger officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Appalachian Christian Village, 2012 Sherwood Drive , Johnson City , TN 37601 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Opal M. (Dills) Thomas

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Opal M. Thomas, 77, Route 2, Clinchport, Va., Robinette Valley community, died at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center Wednesday (June 22, 1988).

She was a native of Scott County, former employee of Borden Mills and member of Speers Ferry Evangelical Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Thomas, in 1981; and her parents, John and Elizabeth Dills.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Helen Barker, Clinchport, Va.; a half-sister, Mrs. Betty Alexandra, Portland, Ore.; a half-brother, Joe Diamond, Hood River, Ore.; three nieces and one nephew.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence in Robinette Valley.

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

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

William Fred Thomas

KINGSPORT - William Fred Thomas, 79, Forest View Road, died Monday afternoon ( Nov. 25, 2002 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He retired from Eastman after 40 years of service as a sheet metal fabricator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lula Mae Thomas; sisters, Beatrice McConnell and Jessie Brenner.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Thelma Jennings Thomas; one daughter, Bobbie Bishop and husband Jim, Kingsport; grandchildren, Kim Pierce and Barry Wayne Bishop; nieces, Judy Foster and Jackie Seckman; nephews, Jerry Lawson and Dennis McConnell.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Earl Miller officiating.

Entombment will be immediately after the service in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lawson, Anthony Cox, Darrell Cox, Dennis Cox, Michael Miller and Gregory Jennings.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , Tenn. 38105-1905 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Herber Thomas

William Herber Thomas, 57, of 1528 Suncrest Drive, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday [ 12/2/1958 ] after a lingering illness.

A native of Scott County , Va. , he had been employed by The Mead Corporation in Kingsport for 25 years. He was a Methodist and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America .

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lula Hartsock Thomas; two daughters. Mrs. Jessie Jones, North Hollywood, Calif., and Miss Beatrice Lawson, Kingsport; one son, Fred Thomas, Kingsport ; one

brother, C L. Thomas, Kingsport , and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel in Weber City .

The Rev. Paul Martin and the Rev. Ralph Cook will officiate. Burial will be In Holston View Cemetery .

Modern Woodmen who will serve

as pallbearers are Hughie McGee, Charles Rutter, Joe Chafln, Samuel Roller, Charles Massengill, J. C. Huskey, Jeff Herron and J. D. Loudy.

The body will not be returned to the home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home and at the home.

(from obituary in Kingsport Times of Thursday, December 4, 1958 )

(partial copy submitted by Delmar Fraysier.)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ernest H. Thompson

(I do not have his ancestry so do not know if he was part of the Scott Co Thompson family. But his former wife, Mary Carroll Thompson, was a granddaughter of Samuel H. Lane of Scott Co. dwl)

APPALACHIA, Va. — Ernest H. Thompson, 65, passed away Sunday (Jan. 11, 2009) at Bristol Regional Hospital.

He was a former employee of Westmoreland Coal Company and a former member of the U.M.W.A.

Ernest is survived by his former wife of 32 years, Mary Thompson; two daughters, Lisa Forney of Appalachia, Lana Hileman of Appalachia; son, Ernest Lee Thompson of Appalachia; six grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home today from 6 to 8 p.m. before services.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Garrett Lee officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hazel (Williams) Thompson

GATE CITY, Va. - Hazel Thompson, 73, of Route 6, passed away Monday (Nov. 1, 2004) at Wellmont Hospice House.

She was born in Scott County on April 8, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Clint and Ola Catron Williams. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Thompson in 1986.

Surviving are her daughter, Angela Thompson, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Jason Necessary and Isiah Williams; brother, Cecil Williams, Gate City, Va.; nephews, David and Danny Williams.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Cecil Necessary officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Wendell Quillen, Scotty Williams, Robbie Hammonds, Jim Long, and Bruce Sexton.

In memory of Mrs. Thompson, contributions may be made to the family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Harrison Thompson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Henry Harrison Thompson, 75, went to be with the Lord on Monday ( June 11, 2001 ) at the VA Center in Mountain Home , Tenn.

Born September 5, 1925 , in Clinchport , Va. , he was a son of the late Alex J. Thompson and Allie Flanary Thompson.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , and was a member of Morrison City Christian Church.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the City of Kingsport as a warehouse supervisor.

His love of family and music will always be remembered and treasured.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, M. Louise Russell Thompson, in 1998; three brothers, Roger, Bill and John Thompson; two half sisters, Roxie Russell and Naoma Pannell.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Fred Rhodes, Gate City, Va., Fonda and James Hurd, Kingsport, Jane Kinkead, Clinchport; sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Wanda Thompson, Gate City, Roger Thompson, Norton, Va., Johnny and Vera Thompson, Duffield, Va.; grandchildren, Kevin Hurd, Christie Thompson, Drew, Dustin, Ariel and Savannah Thompson, Whitney Compton, Candace Kinkead, Jennifer and Michelle Thompson, Matthew Anderson; great-grandsons, Caden Wade and Jayden Clendenin; sisters, Della Decker, Manassas Park, Va., Marie Murray, Mineral Bluff, Ga., Shirley Perrone, Zephyrhills, Fla., Fleda Chairmont, Byron, Ga.; brothers, Bascom Thompson, Zephyrhills, Fla., Jim Thompson, Mineral Bluff, Ga., Tommy Reed, Fairfax, Va.; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bob Underwood officiating.

The music will be provided by J.W. Depew.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Serving as pallbearers are James Hurd, Kevin Hurd, Fred Rhodes, Ricky Clendenin, Jason Wade, Ben Rogers and Drew Thompson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Holly Thompson

KINGSPORT - Mr. Holly Thompson, 93, passed away February 19, 2004 in the Indian Path Medical Center.

Holly was born in Scott County, Va., and had resided in the Kingsport area over 62 years. He was a son of the late Taylor and Thenty (Hoover) Thompson. He was a retired brick mason and a retired member of Brick Layers Union Local No. 8.

Mr. Thompson was a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus.

In addition to his parents, six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Holly is survived by his wife, Orpha Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Clark (Maxie) Cox of Kingsport and Helen Skeleton of Church Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, George E. and Lou Thompson, Hugh and Faye Thompson, all of Kingsport and Donnie and Rose Mary Thompson of Wake Forest, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel and anytime at the residence, 612 Cox Hollow Road.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with Elder Everette Lett and Elder Fred Redman officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Apostles.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Thompson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Elbert Thompson

James Elbert Thompson, 73, Old Beason Well Road, died Saturday (April 4, 1992) at Indian Path Hospital.

He was a native of Clinchport, Va. and had lived in Kingsport for several years.

He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the Mead Corporation. He attended Morrison City Christian Church.

He was a son of the late James Elbert and Ruth Johnson Thompson. .

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Talbert Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Walsh, Bristol, Tenn., and Genevieve Teigue, Long Island, N.Y.; one son, Kenneth Thompson, Kingsport; three grandchildren; five sisters, Dorothy Thompson, Augusta, Ga., Madeline Poston, Mary Gott, and Joan Goff, all of Atlanta, Ga., and Carolyn Smith, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Bob Underwood, minister, officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Robert Thompson

May 19, 1927 - October 10, 2014

Weber City- James Robert Thompson, 87, of Weber City, peacefully went to be with the Lord at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center on Friday night (October 10, 2014).

James was saved at an early age and lived a devoted Christian life with much love for all his family. He was born in Freemont, Virginia on May 19, 1927 to the late Charles Robert Thompson and Donnie Gertrude Thompson. He attended Dungannon High School and received a BS degree from ETSU. James served in the U S Army mostly in occupied Germany following World War II. He retired from the Scott County Department of Social Services after 36 years of service. He was very devoted to his clients, often going the “second mile” to assist them. He was soft spoken and had a loving heart for all children. James was proud to be a Mason and a Shriner and worked indirectly with the Community Chest. He attended Salley’s Chapel for many years where he sang in the choir. He and Kathleen sang for 50 years with gospel quartets, most being with the original Moccasin Gap.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Olene Thompson and brothers, Fred and Ralph Thompson.

James Robert Thompson is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Kathleen Stallard Thompson; daughters, Kim (Mike) Lyons (Colonial Heights), Vickie (Johnny) Morelock (Fall Branch); grandsons, Jason (Kristi) Lyons (Bristol), Lucas (Sonia) Lyons (Charlottesville, VA); granddaughters, Alyssa Williams, Morgan Morelock, and Lucy Jayne Morelock (all of Fall Branch); a great grandson, Ira James Lyons; brothers, Cecil Thompson (Ohio) and Chucky Thompson (Maryland); his sister, Nell (Bill) Courtney (Maryland) along with several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Calling hours will be held on Monday (October 13, 2014) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday (October 13, 2014) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Lester Morelock and Pastor George Winegar officiating. Music will be provided by Salley’s Chapel Choir and Elizabeth Snodgrass.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3/# 265 on Tuesday (October 14, 2014) at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

A special thanks goes out to all who helped with James’ care at Elmcroft Assisted Living, Nova Rehab & Health Care Center, Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Wellmont Hospice for all the kindness shown to the family. A heartfelt appreciation goes to those who “sang” him home.

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

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Thompson, Hicks, Mann, Cowden, Bowen, Duncan, Hill)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Ellen (Egan) Thompson

CLINCHPORT, Va. -- Lois Ellen Egan Thompson, 75, Route 4, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday (Sept. 15, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born on Jan. 17, 1923, she was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Old Midway Freewill Baptist Church and was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Thompson, Dec. 25, 1994; four infant daughters, Doris, Dorothy, Glenda and Wanda Thompson; parents, James and Sarah Taylor Egan; and three brothers, Willie, George and John Egan.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Linda Thompson Perry, Nickelsville, Va., and Mrs. Tommy (Nancy) Thompson Dishner, Clinchport, Va.; seven sons, Michael Thompson, James Thompson and Harold Thompson, all of Kingsport, Robert Thompson, Church Hill, Paul Thompson, Howard Thompson and Larry Thompson, all of Clinchport, Va.; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Charlie Egan, Duffield, Va., and Kinley Egan, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a son, James Thompson, 130 E. Carters Valley Road, Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terry Rhoton and the Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.
Music will be provided by Richard Clark.
Burial will be at the Egan Family Cemetery, Duffield, Va.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Margaret Louise (Russell) Thompson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Margaret "Louise" Russell Thompson , 69, Route 3, went to be with the Lord at 11:15 a.m. Saturday ( Jan. 10, 1998 ) at Hillside Manor Rehabilitation Center in Kingsport , where she had been a resident for 4 1/2 months.

Born in Lee County , Va. , she had been a life long resident of Virginia , having resided in Clinchport for over 53 years. A Christian, she was member of Morrison City Christian Church. She was a devoted wife and loving mom and granny.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eula Walker Russell in Jan. 1982; and a brother, Earl Clayton Russell in Sept. 1997.

Surviving are her husband of over 53 years, Henry H. Thompson , of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis T. and Fred J. Rhodes, and Jane T. Kinkead, all of Gate City, Va., and Fonda T. and James R. Hurd, of Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, H. Lonnie and Wanda Thompson , Gate City, Va., Roger G. and Janie Thompson , Coeburn, Va., and Johnny H. and Vera Thompson , Duffield, Va.; 10 grandchildren, J. Kevin Hurd, Christie M. Thompson , Drew, Dustin, Ariel, and Savannah Thompson , Whitney Compton, Candace Kinkead, Jennifer and Michelle Thompson and Matthew Anderson; her father, James H. Russell, Duffield, Va.; a sister, Mrs. J.D. (Opal) Brown, of Baileyton; two brothers, William H. "Bill" Russell, of Baileyton, and Joe G. Russell, of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bob Underwood, Minister officiating. Music will be conducted by J.W. Depew and Christine Quillen, Organist.

Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B216 , Nashville , Tenn. 37215 or to the charity of one's choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Mary Edna (Summey) Thompson

Mrs. Mary Edna Summey Thompson, 66, Kingsport, TN passed away, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her residence after a brief illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born in Ft. Blackmore, VA on April 6, 1945, the daughter of the late Brickey and Lottie Grubb Summey, but lived most of her life in Kingsport.

She was employed at Walgreens on Stone Drive where she was loved by anyone who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, and a proud, happy grandmother.

In addition to her parents, her sister, Gladys Dockery and brothers, Troy, Charlie, George, Ted, and Ralph Summey preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Harold Thompson, Kingsport, TN; son, Mack A. Welch, Jr. and wife, Sonya, Kingsport, TN; grandson, Donald John (D.J.) Cox, Kingsport, TN; step grandson, Jeremy A. Cox, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Jerry Summey and wife, Judy, Kingsport, TN, Brickey Summey, Jr. and wife, Anita, Gate City, VA, and Claude Summey, Kingsport, TN, sisters-in-law, Carol Marie Summey, Lewisberry, PA and Pat Summey, Church Hill, TN; a special nephew, Larry Wayne Dockery, VA; along with several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Begley Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m., Saturday to go in procession to the graveside service.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Nancy Jane Thompson

GATE CITY - Funeral for Nancy Jane Thompson of Lynchburg, who died Monday [ 7/1/1968 ] evening at the age of 17, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Mount Vernon Church .

The Rev. C. W. Reedy and Rev. Giles D. Cross will conduct the service. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery .

Friends will be received at the Gate City Funeral Home tonight. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral Friday.

Miss Thompson formerly was of Mendota, and her two grandmothers still live in this section of the state — Mrs. Salachia Thompson at Hiltons and Mrs. Martha James at Stonega.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, July 4, 1968)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane  

Orbin Thompson

May 3, 1901 – Mar 2, 1994

APPALACHIA Va. - Orbin Thompson, 92, 124 Powell St., died at 3 a.m. Wednesday (March 2, 1994) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., but had lived in Appalachia, Va. most of his life. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a former employee of Southern Railroad, former miner and a former plumber for the town of Appalachia, Va.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Deloris Wells, Mrs. Opal Collins, Miss Sandra Thompson, Miss Kathryn Thompson, all of Appalachia, Va., Mrs. Joann Riley, Bluff City, Mrs. Ruble Taylor, Big Stone Gap, Va., Mrs. Marcella Ayers, Norton, Va.; six sons, Gary Thompson, Eugene Thompson, Clayton Thompson, all of Big Stone Gap, Va., Earnest Thompson and Douglas Thompson, both of Appalachia, Va., Ralph Thompson, Fairless Hills, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

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

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

Sons will serve as pallbearers.
Burial will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Orpha (Wilson) Thompson

KINGSPORT — Orpha Thompson, 89, of Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Oct. 4, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.
Ms. Thompson was born Jan. 27, 1918 in Letcher County, Ky. to parents, James and Martha Wilson and had resided in Kingsport since 1941.
She was a housewife and a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Holly Thompson; seven sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Maxie Cox and husband, Clark of Kingsport and Helen Skelton of Church Hill; sons, Ed Thompson
and his wife, Lou, Hugh Thompson and his wife, Faye, all of Kingsport, Donald Thompson and his wife, Rosemary of Raleigh, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one special grand-nephew, Micky Edens of Maryland; and several other nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home with services being held at 8 p.m. with Elder Everett Lett officiating.
Graveside services will be on Sunday at 3 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park where family and friends are asked to gather by 2:45 p.m. at graveside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Goshen Valley Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 2224, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.
East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is serving the Thompson family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rosie Edith (Lane) Thompson

Rosie Edith Lane Thompson, 66, died Saturday ( May 9, 1992 ) in Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center after a lengthy illness.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. and a daughter of the late Hop and Lakie Harris Lane . She was a long-time resident of West Carter's Valley and was a resident of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield.

She was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Thompson.

Surviving are one son, Gary Thompson, Kingsport; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Wilford (Kathleen) Williams, Gate City; five brothers, Leonard Lane, Robert Lane, Ray Lane, and Henry Quillen, all of Gate City, and Ezra Eugene Lane, Fort Washington, Md.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Gray Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Ruth Johnson Thompson

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Ruth Johnson Thompson, 94, 305 Kings Chapel Road, died Monday, (Nov. 4, 1991) at Humana Hospital in Augusta.

She was a native of Scott County, and had lived in Augusta since 1989.

She had 25 years of service as a volunteer at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elbert Thompson in 1979.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Madeline Poston, Snellville, Ga., Miss Dorothy Thompson, Augusta, Mrs. Carolyn Smith, Kingsport, Mrs. Mary Gott and Joan Goff, both of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, James Thompson, Kingsport; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two half-sisters, Venus Carrier and Mae Lane, both of Kingsport; and one half-brother, Wright Johnson, Gray.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Paul Forshey, minister, officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News

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

Grady Lee Thorpe

GATE CITY, Va. - Grady Lee Thorpe, 69, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., April 16, 1936, to the late Edward and Della Grizzle Thorpe.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray, Harold, Vernon and Ricky Thorpe.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Sue Woods Thorpe, Gate City; daughters, Rhonda Watts and fiance, John Parnow, Kingsport, Lisa and husband, Keith Quillen, Gate City, Alice Neal, Sneedville, Patricia and husband, Vincent Weston, Kyles Ford; sons, Jeffrey and wife, Molly Thorpe, Kingsport, Teddy Tharp and fiancee, Rebecca Brooks, Gate City, Bobby Thorpe, Gate City, and Toby Thorpe, Kingsport; sisters, Regina Ramey, Sue and husband, Tom Payne, Janice and Ricky Williams, all of Kingsport; brothers, Billy and wife, Shirley Thorpe, Cecil and wife, Helen Thorpe, all of Kingsport; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Sizemore Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McDavid Cemetery, Bishop Town. The family will be meeting at 12 noon at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gate City Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Gate City, VA 24251 to help with funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Pauline (Williams) Thorpe

HILTONS, Va. — Pauline Thorpe, 60, Hiltons, Va., entered into rest, Saturday, (Feb. 16, 2008) at her residence after a brief illness.

Mrs. Thorpe was born in Scott County, Va. on Aug. 2, 1947, daughter of the late William Henry and Ora Myrtle Williams.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Ray Chester Thorpe; her daughter, Peggy Ann Thorpe; sister, Virginia Williams Mclean; and her brother, Malloy Carty, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Robert Thorpe and fiancée, Annette Sweeney, Kingsport, Terry Thorpe, Gate City, Va., Don Thorpe and wife, Samantha, Gate City, Va., Jack Thorpe and fiancée, Melissa Dockery, Kingsport, Jeffery Lane, Hiltons, Va.; and daughter, Joyce Lane, Duffield, Va.; special grandchildren, Erica Falin, Brittany Thorpe, Cody Thorpe, Megan Thorpe, Kristen Thorpe, Jared Garrett, Michael Thorpe, Blake Thorpe, Joseph Coffey and Summer Coffey; sisters, Irene Light, Big Stone Gap, Va., Nancy Williams, Kingsport, Yvonne Viney and Georgia Melton; brothers, Herman Williams, Nickelsville, Va., Randy and Lonnie Williams; along with several nieces and nephews, friends and loving neighbors.

Pastor Will Shewey will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Thorpe/ Bishop Cemetery in the Bishop Town community of Scott County, Va.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. for the graveside service.

The family wishes to convey a very special thank you to Alex Hawkins, Charles, Linda and Will Shewey, Hospice Nurses, Rebecca Templeton and Iva Price, Rhoton and Smith Furniture, family and friends, Harold and Marie Snodgrass and loving neighbors, Pam and Harvey Bellamy for all of their love and support.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert C. Thorpe

KINGSPORT — Robert C. Thorpe, 42, of Kingsport, entered into rest June 16, 2009, at Indian Path Medical Center.

Robert was born May 8, 1967, in Sullivan County, Tenn., to the late Ray Chester Thorpe and Pauline Thorpe.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Ann Thorpe.

Surviving is his wife, Annette Sweeney Thorpe, Kingsport; son, Michael Thorpe; brothers, Terry Thorpe, Don Thorpe, both of Gate City, Va., Jack and Melissa Thorpe, Kingsport and Jeffery Lane, Hiltons, Va.; sister, Joyce Lane, Duffield, Va.; and special niece, Erica Falin, Duffield, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Will Shewey officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thorpe/Bishop Cemetery in Bishop Town community of Scott County, Va. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home for the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kingsport Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Toby Lee Thorpe

SNEEDVILLE — Toby Lee Thorpe, born Aug. 15, 1982, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Saturday (May 16, 2009).

Toby was saved at an early age and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sneedville.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Minnie Massengill of Eidson and Edward and Della Thorpe of Clinchport, Va.; father, Grady Thorpe of Speers Ferry, Va.; sister, Alice Neal of Sneedville and infant brother, Tony Lee Presley.

Survivors include mother, Anna Marie Massengill, of Sneedville; sisters and brother-in-law, Patricia and Vincent Weston of Kyles Ford, Lisa Thorpe of Gate City, Va. and Rhonda Thorpe of Kingsport; brothers, Teddy Eugene Thorpe of Virginia, Bobby Thorpe of Virginia, Gary Presley of Blackwater, Va., Junior Presley of Virginia and Teddy Lynn Presley of Virginia; many special relative and friends.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the McNeil Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Craig Hall officiating.

Special music will be provided by the Gibson Family.

Interment will be in the Moneyhun Cemetery in Eidson.

McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Diana (Blevins) Throckmorton

Diana Blevins Throckmorton, 62, entered into rest, far too early, on May 10, 2011 , after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 19, 1948 in Coeburn Virginia, daughter of the late Loyd and Ella Blevins of Scott County , Virginia . In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Dairl and Tommy; and sister Lula Mae Wolfe.

Diana is survived by her husband Ernest Throckmorton of Lynchburg VA; daughters Melissa Susan Hallman of Virginia Beach VA, and Sarah Ellen Throckmorton of Lynchburg VA; Son-in law Dr. K. LeGree Hallman of Virginia Beach VA and step-granddaughter Hannah. She is survived also by brothers Monroe of Dungannon VA and Don; and sisters Pauline Montgomery of Kingsport TN, Jessie Orr of Wise VA, and Patricia Williams of Gray, TN. Others include two dear maternal aunts Jeanette Henry and Emily Franklin; and many nephews and nieces, as well as, several great nephews and nieces.

She was loved, respected, and admired by her family, friends and co-workers.

She was a graduate of Dungannon High School , Class of 1966, and graduated Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. While in high school she was honored to serve as the Virginia State President of the Future Homemakers of America . An educator, she worked as a teacher and elementary school librarian in school systems of the Richmond Virginia area, as well as, Chesapeake and Lynchburg VA.

She loved antiques and spent much of the free time of her life acquiring, restoring and enjoying the treasures of the past. Her passion extended from small tea cups to the restoration of a home built in 1817. She also enjoyed the interior design and decoration of homes. It brought joy to her to be asked to assist others in obtaining the beauty they desired for their homes. Gardening was a pleasure of hers. She enjoyed many hours of working with flowering plants wherever she lived.

But all of these personal pleasures paled when compared to the importance of her family. She always provided love, care, guidance, and support to the members of her family — every day, in good times and bad. These gifts she provided throughout her life will surely sustain her family throughout the remainder of their lives. She will be greatly missed.

The immediate family will receive family and friends from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Gate City Funeral Home on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Funeral services for Diana Blevins Throckmorton will be held Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home beginning at 10:30 am . The grave side service will follow at Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood VA. Reverend Steve Collins will officiate.

The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation be made to an organization greatly admired and appreciated by Diana; The Challenged Sports Exchanged Incorporated of Lynchburg VA. This is a local Lynchburg organization providing fun and joy to the lives of physically and mentally handicapped people in the Lynchburg area. The contact information is Challenged Sports Exchanged, 22174 Timberlake Road, Suite B1 , Lynchburg VA , 24502 .

Condolences may be mailed to 1101 Jackson Street , Lynchburg VA , 24504 ; or, provide online to the Throckmorton and Blevins families at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Diana Blevins Throckmorton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries
Submitted by Don Lane

Albert Lee Tichenor

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Ret. Sgt. 1st Class, Albert Lee Tichenor, 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Nov. 14, 2008) at Heritage Hall Health Care in Big Stone Gap.
Albert served in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the Virginia National Guard in Big Stone Gap. He retired as a Sgt. 1st Class with 24 years, two months and two days. He was a member of Durhams Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Cracker’s Neck.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Bertie Egan Tichenor; his parents, Charles and Sarah (Reedy) Tichenor; two brothers, Milton and Robert Tichenor; and five sisters, Margaret Robison, Edith Colley, Belva Dotson, Mildred Schmidtin and Violet Howard.
Survivors include one son, Robert Ti c h e n o r (Patti) of Johnson City; one daughter, Peggy Tichenor Lambert of Big Stone Gap; one brother, Charles Tichenor (Elizabeth) of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Mary Jane Cox of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Valerie Huffman (Jerry) of East Stone Gap, Va., Danny Lambert, Jr. of Bristol, Tenn., Shelly Hirsch (Doug) of Lavernia, Tex., Heather Ramos (Pete) of Victoria, Tex., Kathy Harper of Haysville, Kans., Kris McCauley (Natalie) of Dickenson, Tex. and Matt McCauley (Wendy) Haysville, Kans.; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Sondra Jones officiating.
Military rites, by the Virginia Army National Guard Honors Team and local V.F.W. and D.A.V. posts, will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Walter Rollins, James Egan, Joseph Sorah, Danny Lambert, Jr., Jerry Huffman and Donnie Jenkins.
Holding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted By Don Lane

Bertie (Egan) Tichenor

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Bertie Egan Tichenor, 72, passed away Monday (May 24, 2004) at Wellmont-Lonesome Pine Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born in Powell Valley, Va., and resided in Big Stone Gap her entire life. She was a seamstress for the former Big Stone Gap Sewing Factory and the Norton Garment Company, combining for 17 years of service. She was an Avon representative with 14 years of service.

She was a member of Durham's Chapel Church in the Crackers Neck community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Armina Blanche (Reedy) Egan and Ulysses Grant Egan.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Albert Lee Tichenor; her son, Robert Tichenor and wife, Patti, Johnson City; her daughter, Peggy T. Lambert, Big Stone Gap; seven grandchildren, Danny (Amy) Lambert Jr., Valerie (Jerry) Huffman, Shelly (Doug) Hirsch, Heather (Pete) Ramos, Matt McCauley, Kris McCauley and Kathy Harper; eight great-grandchildren, Austin Huffman, Hailee Huffman, Miracle Monroe, Breanna Harper, Dalton Hernandez, Hanna McCauley, Eric Hirsch and Rachel Hirsch; two brothers, Millard (Sally) Egan, San Diego, Calif., and James "Jay" (Judy) Egan, Big Stone Gap; two sisters, Irene (Jack) Sorah, Johnson City, and Doris Laney, Fayetteville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonah Ray Shoop officiating.

Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Danny Lambert Jr., Donny Jenkins, Walter Rollins, Jerry Huffman, Roger Kus, and James Gill.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Wayne Tignor

Big Stone Gap, VA - Roy "Wayne" Tignor, 63, born April 24, 1946, answered God's call to come to Heaven on August 3, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Maggie Tignor and brother, Doug Tignor.

He was a lifetime native to Southwest Virginia, residing in Clinchport and Big Stone Gap, VA. All knew him as a loving and devoted father, papaw, brother, uncle and friend. He loved to hunt and fish. He especially loved talking and being with the ones he loved. "He was a good man."

He recently retired from Robinette Steele and previously from Eastman Chemical Co.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shonda and Nick Leinbach; grandson, Dayne, 7 ½ and granddaughter, Rylee, 19 mos, all of Gray, TN. Also surviving are his siblings, Bill Tignor, Gate City, VA, Guy Tignor, Duffield, VA, Linda Bowen, Duffield, VA and Judy Brockwell, Waynesboro, VA; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Garry Hood and Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

A private burial will be held for the family at a later date.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Alfred Ray Tipton Sr.

Alfred Ray Tipton, 53, 2105 Lucinda Rd., died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday [6/7/1973] at Holston Valley Community Hospital after several months illness.

He was born in Gate City, Va., had spent most of his life in Kingsport and had been an employee of the Kingsport Power Company for 28 years. He was a member of the Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Vermont Ruritan Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nina Tipton, of the home; two sons, Alfred Tipton Jr. and James W. (Jay) Tipton, both of the home; mother, Mrs. W. A. Tipton, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Ted (Gaynell) Ketron, Fall Branch, Mrs. John (Mabel) Donihe, Kingsport; two brothers, Robert Lee Tipton, Gray, Tenn., Bill Joe Tipton, Kingsport; three nieces and six nephews.

Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Alfred Ray Tipton age 52, of 2105 Lucinda Road will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Winston Sweeney and Rev LeRoy Eldridge officiating. The body will remain at Carter's Chapel where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Carter's Chapel Funeral Home is In charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Friday, June 8, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Lee (Johnson) McReynolds Tipton

KINGSPORT - Anna Lee (Johnson) Tipton, 83, of Stuffle Street , went to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon ( June 22, 2006 ) after a lengthy illness while at her residence.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , and was the daughter of the late Carl and Hilda Dingus Johnson on Feb. 7, 1923 . She had made Kingsport her home for over 50 years.

She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Glen Baptist Church .

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had a deep appreciation for her family.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Clinas Kilgore and Juanita Ervin; and brother, Taft Johnson.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Bill Joe Tipton, of the home; daughters, Sue Litton and husband Harry of Mobile, Ala., and Rachel Hoovan and husband Charles of Kingsport, Jenny Osborne and husband Mel of St. Simons Island, Ga.; one son, Rocky McReynolds and wife Carol of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; three sisters, Clara Hileman of Castlewood, Va., Louise Fields of Dante, Va., Carol Jennings of Castlewood, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Danny Sykes and Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.

The burial will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park . It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 12:55 for the committal services.

Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation memorials to the Oak Glen Baptist Church , building fund, Yuma Road , Gate City , Va. 24251 .

The family wishes to thank the Wellmont Hospice organization for the care and concern given to Anna and allowing her to remain at home with her family.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Barbara Jean (Bishop) Tipton

(November 14, 1946 - August 31, 2013)

Duffield VA – Barbara Jean Tipton, age 66 of Duffield, VA passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Wellmont, Holston Valley Hospital. Born in Kingsport, TN on November 14, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Willie Eugene Bishop and Lona Rasnick.

She was also preceded in death by her sister Alice Smith. Mrs. Tipton had retired from Holston Medical Group after 29 years of service due to health reasons. She loved camping and the outdoors, spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed Nascar. She attended The Old Brick Church.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Jackie L. Tipton; three sons and wives Gregory Tipton, Duffield, Randy Tipton (Kristin), Duffield, Tracy (Traci), Church Hill; two loving grandchildren Randy Tipton II and Lauren Tipton; three sisters and husbands, Deborah Bishop Burkhart, Duffield, Sherry Miller (Roy), Carlsbad Ca. and Karen Barksdale (Brad), Hemet Ca.; three brothers and wives, David Bishop (Sharon), Norco Ca., Mark Bishop, Pleasanton Ca., Joseph Bishop (Pat), Murrieta Ca.; A special nephew and wife Tony and Kaye Tipton, along with several nieces and nephews also very special friend Mary Lou Cox.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA and anytime at home. Funeral service will follow at 8 PM with Brother Joe Hill and Pastor Jerry Hickman officiating with music provided by Whittney and Israel Crawford.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11 AM in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City VA. Pallbearers will be, Tony Tipton, Larry Tipton, L.C. Lane, Travis Lane, Howard Tipton and Kenny Bledsoe The family wishes to extend special thanks to the nursing staff of Wilcox Hall W-3 floor, also friends and co-workers.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is serving the family of Barbara Jean Tipton.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara Jean (Smith) Tipton

KINGSPORT - Barbara Jean Smith Tipton, 71, went to be with the Lord ( April 8, 2004 ) at Indian Path Medical Center .

She was born in Scott County , Va. ( Gate City ), but lived in Michigan until 1945 at which time she moved to Kingsport , where she lived until she moved to Louisiana , then Florida and returned to Kingsport in 1988.

Barbara was employed as an accountant for over 35 years and retired from Hanes and Associates Accounting Firm due to ill health.

She was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Tipton; parents, W.O. Smith and Lelia Victoria Myers Smith.

Surviving are her daughter, Lee Ann Tipton McCraw and Johnny Sims, Kingsport; son, Gary Lynn Tipton and wife Beulah, Kingsport; sisters, Betty Stallard Schrock and husband Arnie, Mount Carmel and Sue Ramey, Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Ethel Moffitt, Kingsport, and Bea Ryder, Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Bobby Tipton, Kimberlie Ann Tipton, Stephanie McCraw, Timothy McCraw, Randy Patrick, Teresa Wallen and Wayne Patrick; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport . Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 2300 Portland Ave. , or the home of her daughter.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Guy Tilley, the Rev. Jim Powell and the Rev. Marvin Winkle officiating.

Burial will follow in Tri-City Memory Gardens , Blountville.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Ramey, Tim McCraw, Bobby Tipton, Mark Stallard, Barry Stallard, John Jennings, Greg Jennings and Scott Ramey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , Tenn. 38105-1905 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Beulah Virginia (Hammonds) Tipton

GATE CITY, Va. - Beulah Virginia Hammonds Tipton, 72, passed away Thursday evening (Oct. 28, 2004) at her residence following an illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Isaac Coatney Hammonds and Florence Bell Gilliam Hammonds.

She was a homemaker and attended Tipton Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where she attended as long as her health permitted. She was a dedicated Christian who always expressed her love for Jesus Christ.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who cared for our mom during her illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Eugene Tipton; two brothers, William "Bill" Hammonds and Earl "Jack" Hammonds; three sisters, Myrtle Hogston, Lakie Edna Hammonds and Gladys Lane.

Surviving are her daughter, Katherine "Kathy" Clark and husband Robert, Nickelsville, Va.; sons, Rev. Marshall D. Tipton and wife Edna, Hiltons, Va., Ricky I. Tipton and wife Deborah, Gate City, Va., and Dennis S. Tipton, Spartanburg, S.C.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Rev. Lubert Hammonds and wife Polly, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Tipton Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Jimmy Combs and the Rev. M.D. Hyatt officiating.

Graveside services will be following the services at Tipton Chapel Church Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Billie Janell ( Taylor ) Tipton

KINGSPORT - Billie J. Taylor Tipton, 69, Jackson Place, went to be with the Lord late Thursday night ( July 24, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Scott County , Va. , she had lived in Kingsport for over 25 years. She was the best mom, mamaw, and a friend to all who knew her.

She was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was preceded in death by an infant son; her parents, Kyle Taylor and Maudella Lane Taylor ; three brothers, Joe Taylor, J. Fred Taylor and Eddie Taylor.

Surviving are one son, Michael Tipton Sr. and Jacinda, Church Hill; four grandchildren, Michael Allen Tipton Jr., Bethaney Renee Tipton, Christopher Jordan Tipton and Sierra Daniell Tipton; two sisters, Marie Wallen, Kingsport, Lois Prince, Nashville; two brothers, Tommy Taylor, Gate City, Va., and Jerry Taylor, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rollins Cemetery , Rye Cove, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Bobbie Jean (Akers) Tipton

January 1, 1935 - November 8, 2014

Bobby Jean Tipton, 79, Fall Branch, went to be the Lord, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Life Care Center of Gray. Born in Stoney Creek, VA, she had resided in Fall Branch for most of her life. She was a member of Pyburn Freewill Baptist Church. Bobby Jean had a great love for flowers and was always known as an extremely hard working lady.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Tip” Tipton; son, Richard Dean Tipton; two daughters, Vickie Gail Tipton, and Timmie Gail Tipton; granddaughter, Shanna Renea Jones; parents, Lloyd and Mary Akers; brother, Elza Akers; and three sisters, Evelyn Baker, Pauline Begley, and Ina Begley.

Bobby Jean is survived by three daughters, Peggy Jones and husband, Jimmy, Sandy Pauley and Paula Smith; son, James “Jimmy” Tipton and wife, Sheila; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Buford Akers and wife, Ruby; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Pastor Phil Kestner officiating.

The graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery Fund, 1525 Highway 93, Fall Branch, TN 37656.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Akers, Lane, Harrison, Rhoton, Estep, Sloan)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Callie Gaynell “Nell” (Spivey) Tipton

Nell Spivey Tipton, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, TN. Mrs. Tipton was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Modern Bakery in 1975. Mamaw enjoyed watching Twin Springs High basketball and football.

She was preceded in death by her parents William (Bill) and Clara Templeton Spivey; her husband Charlie E. Tipton; her daughter, [sic, granddaughter?] Cassandra McDavid; her brothers Sylvester, Dewey, Eugene, Cecil Ray, Jim, Orbin, Kelly and John; a sister Emma Williams and her daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Casteel Tipton.

She is survived by her sons, Kenny (Jackie) Tipton and [sic, grandsons?] Marvin Tipton both of Gate City and Kenny W. (Angela) Tipton of Church Hill, TN; her daughter [sic, granddaughter], Melinda (Gilbert) Lockhart of Kingsport, TN; her grandchildren Greta (James) Shelton of Church Hill, TN, Kim Tipton of Gate City; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; her sisters Minnie Lane of Gate City and Janette Carter of Hiltons, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and a special friend, Bill Ledger.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:15 P.M. in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 7: 30 P. M. with Dr. Edward C. Dillowe officiating. A committal and burial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday in the Mountain Home Veteran’s Administration National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN with Dr. Amos Lockhart officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Wellmont Hospice and Hospice House, the nurses, nurses aides and everyone else for the special care given to Nell and thanks to all for the kind thoughts and prayers.

Colonial Funeral Home of Weber City, VA is serving the family of Nell Spivey Tipton.

(There may be some errors as indicated that show some grandchildren as children?)

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.legacy.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Carl Henderson Tipton

Carl Henderson Tipton, 83, of Jefferson City , died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997 , at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City .

Mr. Tipton was a retired senior laboratory technician and had been employed with Union Carbide Nu­clear Division at Oak Ridge Nation­al Laboratory from Dec. 29, 1947 , until his retirement on April 6, 1973 . He worked in the Chemical Technology Division

He lived in Oak Ridge until last year when he moved to be near his son in Dandridge. He was a mem­ber of Trinity United Methodist Church and Faith Masonic Lodge No. 756.

Born June 12, 1914 , in Scott County, Va., he was the son of Louis J. Tipton and Katty Hammonds Tipton.

Mr. Tipton is survived by his son, Carl K. Tipton and his wife, Mirvine K. Tipton, of Dandridge; two grandchildren, Carl Scott Tipton and his wife, Amy W. Tipton, of Jefferson City, and Granvil Garrett of Kingston; and two great-grand­children, Whitney Tipton and An­drew Tipton, both of Jefferson City.

His wife, Katherine L. Tipton, died Dec. 28, 1988 .

The funeral and Masonic services were held Saturday, Aug. 16, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary. The Rev. Michael T. Johnson offi­ciated at the funeral.

A graveside service was held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park .

The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Trinity United Methodist Church , 320 Robertsville Road , Oak Ridge , TN 37830 or to Jeffer­son Memorial Hospital , Memorial Fund, 1800 Bishop Street , Jefferson City , TN 37760 .

(From The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge, TN of Monday, August 18, 1997)

The Oak Ridger
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Charles Kay Tipton

Dec 22, 1933 – Mar 16, 2014

Blountville, TN - Charles K. Tipton, 80, Blountville, TN passed away, Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Life Care Center, Gray, TN.

Mr. Tipton was born in Scott County, VA on December 22, 1933, son of the late John Everet and Margaret Ellen Bledsoe Tipton.

Charles was a painter and a veteran of the United States Army and Army National Guard.

He is survived by his sisters, Clettia Moore, Blountville, TN and Jewell Vanzant and husband, Lynton, Kingsport, TN; brothers, John E. Tipton, Jr. and wife, Elsie, Bloomingdale, TN, Roy C. Tipton and wife, Deloris, Kingsport, TN, and James H. Tipton and wife, Jean, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jimmy Tipton officiating. The Tipton family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Jerry Bledsoe, Mark Moore, Rick Moore, Frank Bachman, Ronnie Vaughn, and Howard Townsend will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of the Life Care Center, Gray, TN for their love and care of Charles.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Rufus "Tip" Tipton

KINGSPORT - Charles R. (Tip) Tipton, 68, 536 Kincaid St., passed away Monday morning (May 21, 2001).

He was born in Scott County, Va., on June 26, 1932, and was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Steadman Construction.

Mr. Tipton was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable A. Tipton; parents, Kelly and Ellen Carter Tipton; one brother and one sister.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and Debbie Tipton, Larry and Brenda Tipton, all of Gate City, and Tony Tipton, Jonesborough; and a very special person, Kaye Dykes; granddaughter, Whitney Tipton; grandson, Adam Tipton; sisters, Hazel Herron, Gate City, Nannie Bishop, Wilma Sloan and Peggy (Lucille) Tipton, all of Clinchport; brothers, Guy Tipton and Jack Tipton, both of Clinchport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be provided by Moneyhuns.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ricky Stewart, Steven Stewart, Keith Wallen, Mike Lane, Neal Faust and Gary Arwood.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charlie Ray Tipton

KINGSPORT - Charlie Ray Tipton, 60, Gravely Road, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County on Dec. 16, 1939, he was the son of the late James Harvey and Lillie Estell Bishop Tipton.

He was a retired engineer with Rail Link Railroad.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillie Mae Thacker; two brothers, Claude Lee Tipton and Ivan Eugene Tipton.

Surviving are his wife, Ginger Lea Mellons Tipton, of the home; daughters, Kwan Tipton, Kingsport and Reva Tipton, Clinchport, Va.; sons, Bobby Ray Tipton and wife Linda, Richmond Hill, Ga., Brian Ray Tipton and Brett Ryan Tipton, all of the home; grandchildren, Chris Tipton, Matt Tipton, Austin Tipton and Dustin Robinson; sisters, Phyllis Osborne, Dungannon, Va., Mrs. Wayne (Judy) Pendleton, Mrs. Jimmy (Joyce) Dockery and Pam France, all of Gate City, Va.; brothers, James Tipton and wife Mary, Rye Cove, Va., and Ralph Tipton, Sullivan Gardens; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenny Adams and Evangelist Rick Bowser officiating.

Music will be provided by Donna Light, Susie Kerney and Denise Wooten.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Rollins Cemetery (Rye Cove community).

Pallbearers will be Johnny Ketron, Mark Ketron, Greg Harvey, Kenny Young, Brad Cole and Dustin Manis.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Cecil Tipton

Claude Cecil Tipton, 92, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, March 15, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Tipton was born in Scott County, VA on August 11, 1920 to the late James Henry and Laura Jane Hammonds Tipton. He was retired from Holston Defense after many years of service and was a member of Kaylor's Chapel Church.

In addition to his parents, his sisters, Myrtle Edwards and Sallie Head; and brothers, Ray, Ezra, Kelly, Johnny, Harvey, and Lilburn Tipton preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Miller Tipton, Gate City, VA; daughters, Kathy Burke and husband, Bobby, Gate City, VA and Vanessa Polly, Newport News, VA; son, Gregory "Buck" Tipton and wife, Brenda, Church Hill, TN; grandchildren, Kristi Burke, Brian Barnette, Brian Burke, and Brent Polly; great grandchildren, Jakob Roper, Cecilia Roper, Keeley Burke, and one expected great grandchild; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bill Tignor and Rev. Ray Dockery. Kaylor's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA. Brian Barnette, Brian Burke, Brent Polly, Jerry Head, Bill Pat Tipton, Doris Wayne Tipton, and Jakob Roper will serve as pallbearers. George McDavid, "Monk" Rhoton, Zane Starnes, and Steve Polly will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to thank Dixie Qualls and the staff of Total Home Care and Hospice, Big Stone Gap, VA for all their love and support of Mr. Tipton.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Claude C. Tipton.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Dennis Ray Tipton

Apr 5, 1952 – Nov 5, 2012

On November 5, 2012, Dennis Ray Tipton, age 60, left this earth.

Dennis was born in Kingsport, TN.  He resided briefly in War, WV and resided for 15 years in Summerville, SC before returning to the Kingsport area.  He was educated at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN and entered the teaching profession in 1974.

Dennis was born to serve.  He was an educator, a brother, an uncle, and friend to those left behind.  Dennis had battled ALS for over two years.

Dennis was loved as a teacher.  This was evidenced by the number of students and former students who showed up for a candlelight vigil  and many gave testimonials about the impact he had on their lives.  Outpouring of condolences came from colleagues and administrators.  We have also heard from many of his caregivers and attending nurses at Duke University Hospital.  One friend said that although he was a great teacher he was an even better man.

Dennis was also a caregiver and moved in to help his mother in her final years.  He was always there when called on by family and friends.  He loved books and had a great wit.

A graveside service will be scheduled later.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch Ingle Tipton, Jr. and Thelma Ernestine Taylor Tipton, and by a sister Donna Kay Wheelock.  Dennis is survived by three brothers, Jerry, Steve, and Jeff, Steve’s wife Vickie, who Dennis thought of as a second sister, one niece, three nephews, and many members of his extended family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Ruth (Lane) Tipton

WEBER CITY, Va. -- Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Tipton, 64, 147 Locust St., Weber City, died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday (March 19, 1987) at Indian Path Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, she was a member of Lawson's Memorial Church and a former employee of Tennessee Eastman Co.

Surviving are her husband, Luther Ellis Tipton, Weber City; mother, Mrs. Ethel Carter Lane, Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Judy) Bingham and Mrs. James (Janice) Rhoton, both of Kingsport; two sons, E. Wayne Tipton, Kingsport, and Wendell W. Tipton, Weber City; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edsel (Virginia Lucille) Smith, Kingsport, and Mrs. Marvin (Minnie) Benton, Gate City; a brother, Earl Patton Lane, Weber City.

She was preceded in death by her father, W. G. Lane.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Herman Quillen, assisted by the Rev. Claude Lane, and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

The Men's Bible Class of the church will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Friday, March 20, 1987

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Elizabeth (Clevenger) Tipton 

KINGSPORT — Elizabeth Tipton, 85, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, (Sept. 14, 2007) at her residence.
She was born in Wise County , Va. and had lived in Kingsport most of her life.
She was preceded in death by William C. Tipton; a son, William R Tipton; her parents, W.G. Clevenger and Ella Mae Bass Clevenger; several sisters and brothers.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Warwick and husband, Ed, of Bluff City; one son Ronny Tipton, of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Steve Tipton, Shelia Hall, Scott Tipton, Sherry Williams, Stacy Warwick and John Tipton; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Thelma Copas Evelyn Salyers, Dorothy Deel and Betty Dunham, all of Kingsportt and several nieces and nephews
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home Kingsport is serving the Tipton f a m i ly.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ellen Lillian (Carter) Tipton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ellen Lillian Tipton , 91, Route 4, died Wednesday (March 15, 2000) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on July 26, 1908 to the late Jim and Elizabeth McDavid Carter. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Tipton ; son, James Maurice Tipton ; daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Tipton ; brothers, Bill, James and Gene Carter; sister, Edna Bishop; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Surviving are daughters, Nannie J. Bishop, Mrs. Delmar (Wilma) Sloan and Peggy Tipton , all of Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Otis (Hazel) Herron, Weber City, Va.; sons, Guy Tipton and Jack Tipton , both of Clinchport, Va., and Charles Tipton , Kingsport; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Maude King, Pennington Gap, Va., Ruth Bishop and Lucille Bishop, both of Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at her residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Pat Hammonds and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating. Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tracy Tipton , Delmar Sloan Jr., Tony Tipton , Billy Egan, Howard Tipton , L.C. Lane and Michael Tipton .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elsie E. (Peters) Tipton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Elsie Peters Tipton, 86, of Route 4, passed away Friday (June 24, 2005), at Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 17, 1919 and was the daughter of the late Samuel Logan Peters and Edna Flanary Peters. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Tipton Jr. in November, 2003; sisters, Claudia Mann and Clara Hamilton; brother, Cecil Peters.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, D.W. and Joyce Tipton, Clinchport; grandchildren, Angie and husband Brad Davenport, Leah and husband David Culbertson; great-grandchildren, Jace Davenport, Shea Culbertson, Clay Culbertson; step-granddaughters, April White and Nikki Gardner; step-great- grandchildren, Megan and Paige Gardner, Alexis and Emily Short; sister, Ruby Crooke, Weber City, Va.

Calling hours are 1 to 2 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va.

Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adventa Hospice, 2612 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Suite 3, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fleedia Mae (Neeley) Tipton

MOUNT CARMEL — Fleedia Mae Tipton, 72, passed away Monday ( Nov. 5, 2007 ) at Wellmont Hospice House following an extended illness.

Mrs. Tipton was a native of Scott County, Va. , but had spent most of her adult life in Hawkins County and was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gorden I. Tipton; her parents, William Henry Neeley and Bonnie Barlett Brown; one brother, Bruce Neeley.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Cox, Church Hill and Trish Jones, Mount Carmel; three grandsons, Shane Jones, Hunter and Logan Cox; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William Kinnie and Linda Neeley, Bountville; Don Neeley, Gate City, Va., and Jerry and Shirley Neeley, Pulaski, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and I J. Sloan, Kingsport; special friends, Reece and Helen Morelock. Special thanks to Wellmont Hospice House and staff, especially Misty and Renee who gave such loving care to Mom as well as many close friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the home, 825 Sherbrooke Circle , Mount Carmel .

Services will be conducted Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten, Jr. officiating.

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

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Tipton family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Garland Eugene “Dee” Tipton

GATE CITY, Va. - Garland Eugene (Dee) Tipton, 69, of Route 1, departed this life Sunday morning (July 9, 2000) at his residence.

He was a native of Scott County and a retired carpenter with Lyle Construction.

He was a long-time member and deacon of Tipton Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Wrightly and Dora Sanders Tipton; sisters, Hazel Tipton Jennings and Dorothy Jewell Tipton; sister-in-law, Margaret McDavid Tipton.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Virginia Hammond Tipton, Gate City; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Kathy N. Tipton) Clark, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Marshell D. and Edna Mae Tipton, Hiltons, Va., Ricky I. Tipton, Gate City, Va., Dennis S. Tipton, Piney Flats, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. D.B. (Fay) Long, Kingsport, Mrs. Junior (Sue) Owens, Mrs. Elber (Oakie) Ramey, both of Gate City, Va., the Rev. M.D. (Maggie) Hyatt, Jonesborough, Tenn., the Rev. Joe (Thelma) Pressnell, Cherau, S.C.; brothers, Howard Tipton, Ray and Ruby Tipton, Joe and Geneva Jarrett Tipton, Paul and Anne Tipton, all of Gate City, Va.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Tipton Chapel and anytime at the residence.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. M.D. Hyatt and the Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating.

Burial will be in Tipton Chapel Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Clark, James Tipton, Jason Tipton, Fred Wenkler, Nathaniel Akers, David Tipton, Bobby Tipton, Chris Hammond, Ralph Esrep II and Brian Hammond.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Oaks, Joseph Akers, Anthony Estep, Nathaniel Brewer, Brandon Tipton and Bradley Hornebeck.

Arrangements by Scott County Funeral Home.

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Georgia Ellen (Bishop) Tipton

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Georgia B. Tipton , 73, Route 4, went to be with the Lord Monday (Dec. 14, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Tazewell, Va., and had resided in Clinchport most of her life. She was a homemaker and attended Brick Church.

She was preceded in death by her infant daughter and infant son; parents, Lincoln and Laura Gilliam Bishop; three sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are her husband, Guy Tipton , Clinchport, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and L.C. Lane, Clinchport, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Teresa Tipton , Clinchport, Va.; grandchildren, Travis Lane and Jason Tipton ; great-grandchild, Sarah Lane; sister, Pearlie Bishop, Kingsport; brother, James H. Bishop, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill and the Rev. Cecil Kern officiating. Music will be provided by Walking By Faith.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Pallbearers will be Fred Wolfenbarger, Wayne Hill, Don Kerns, Joe McDavid, Billy Egan and Jack Tipton .

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Georgia Irene (Lane) Tipton

KINGSPORT - Georgia Irene Tipton, 78, went home to be with her Lord on Friday (Aug. 25, 2006).

Mrs. Tipton was a Sullivan County resident for more than 55 years. She graduated from Gate City High School in 1945, where she was the class salutatorian. She formerly worked for S.H. Kress Company for 12 years and she attended Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church where, she enjoyed teaching and preaching God's word.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Leota Bellamy Lane; four sisters, Frankie Bishop, Polly Boy, Avie Pierson and Gladys Starnes; and one brother, Rev. Everett Lane.

She is survived by Omer Tipton, her loving husband of 55 years, who was by her side when she went home to be with her Lord; a daughter, Sharon Hicks and her husband Tony; one grandson, Daniel Hicks; one sister, Colleen Fields; longtime and dear friends, Myrtle Pierson Carter, Nancy McConnell and Stephanie Osborne; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services were held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jeff Davis officiating.

Music will be provided by members of Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church and Billy Gillespie.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Fields, Charles Fields, Chester Fields, Roger Fields, Kenny Tipton, Marvin Tipton and Randy Osborne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lionel Bishop, Rex Wood and Hugh Brummett.

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Gorden I. Tipton

CHURCH HILL - Gorden I. Tipton, 72, of Church Hill, passed away Tuesday ( May 25, 2004 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Tipton was a native of Scott County, Va. , but had lived in Church Hill for the past 40 years. He was of the Methodist faith and was a retired employee of the Kingsport Press and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Gorden was a man of strong faith who was deeply loved and respected by all who knew him. His greatest joy was his grandsons. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and garden.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lucian Tipton; and one sister, Kylene Joyner.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mae Neeley Tipton, Church Hill; two daughters and son-in-law, Trish Jones, Mount Carmel, Sharon and Brian Cox, Church Hill; three grandsons, Shane Jones and wife, Kelli, Hunter and Logan Cox; his mother, Lena Tipton, Gate City; very special nephew, Dwight Joyner; and several nieces.

A special thanks to Dr. Dan Carroll, Dr. Steven Tomski, Dr. Jack Goldstein and Dr. Hiram Patel for their loving and tender care and a special thanks to his special nurse, Tammy DeSpain, the nurses and doctors of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, whose love, kindness and compassion made his illness more bearable for him and his family.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Wooten Jr. officiating.

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

The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Church Hill Rescue Squad.

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Jack Hall Tipton

KINGSPORT - Jack H. Tipton, 70, died early Thursday morning ( Nov. 21, 2002 ) at James H. Quillen Medical Center .

Born in Sullivan County (Kingpsort), he spent his early life in this area. He entered the service in 1949 serving in the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Ft. Benning , Ga. He returned to Kingsport from Florida in 1988.

He was employed in machine shop and as a welder, having been employed as a welder offshore oil rig in New Orleans , La.

He attended Orebank Freewill Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch Ingle Tipton and Roxie Ann Fletcher Tipton; one brother and one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Ms. Lee Ann McCraw, Kingsport; one son, Gary Lynn Tipton and wife Beulah of Kingsport; mother of his children, Barbara Jean Smith Tipton of Kingsport; grandchildren, Robert Tipton, Kimberly Ann Bennett, Stephanie McCraw and Timothy McCraw; four great-grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Moffitt of Kingsport and Mrs. Beatrice Ryder of Pensacola, Fla.; two special nephews, John Jennings of Atlanta, Ga., and Greg Jennings of Kingsport; several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport . Friends may call anytime at 333 Lucy Road or 2300 Portland St. , Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 pm. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Marvin Winkle, the Rev. Guy Tiller officiating.

Music will be provided by the Gospel Aires.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-City Memorial Gardens with American Legion Hammond Post #3 in charge of graveside services with Joe W. Byrd Chaplain.

Pallbearers will be Tim McCraw, Bobby Tipton, Jeff Ramey, Mark Stallard, Barry Stallard, Jesse Ball, Daniel Steele and Tim Clevenger.

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James Canary Tipton

RYE COVE, Va. - James Canary Tipton, 68, entered into rest Tuesday (March 27, 2001) at his residence.

Born March 30, 1933 in Scott County, Va., Mr. Tipton was a son of the late Harvey and Estle B. Tipton. He was a native of Scott County and retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Mr. Tipton was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bishop Memorial Freewill Baptist Church.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Tipton; sister, Lillie Mae Thacker; brothers, Ivan, Claude and Charlie Tipton.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Rhoton Tipton, of the home, Rye Cove, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry James and Rosemary Tipton, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Scotty Wayne and Tammy Tipton, Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Presley Tipton, April Tipton, Jamie Tipton and Libby Tipton; one brother, Ralph Tipton, Sullivan Gardens; four sisters, Phyllis Osborne, Dungannon, Va., Judy Pendleton, East Carters Valley, Pam Tipton France, Gate City, Va., and Joyce Dockery, East Carters Valley; several nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home in the Juanita S. Falin Chapel. Friends may pay their respects at the home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gordon McBride, the Rev. Ray Dockery and the Rev. Willie Ashworth officiating.

Music will be provided by the Moccasin Gap Quartet.

Burial will follow the service at Rollins Cemetery, Rye Cove, Va.

Pallbearers will be Dr. John Collins, Larry Jones, Merel Hass, Mike Jones, Brian Jones, Tony Bowen, John Bennett and Robert Gilliam.

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James G. “Tip” Tipton I

Aug 9, 1931 – Feb 20, 2001

FALL BRANCH - James G. (Tip) Tipton I, 69, of Church Road, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) in the Emergency Room of Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Fall Branch for 28 years. He was a farmer all of his life, and was employed at Kingsport Livestock Market for 20 years.

Mr. Tipton was the son of the late Howard and Gladys Ketron Tipton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard; two infant daughters, Vickie and Timmie; and a granddaughter, Shanna Renea Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Bobby Jean Tipton, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Peggy ) Jones, Mrs. Freddie (Sandy) Pauley, and Ms. Paula Tipton-Smith, all of Fall Branch; one son, James (Jimmy) Tipton, II, and wife, Shelia, Fall Branch; seven grandchildren, Jamie and Jason Jones, Chayne Pauley, Brandon and Caitlin Tipton, and Gwen and Rusty Smith; one great-grandson, Maxwell Connor Jones; three sisters, Betty Hicks, Blountville, Mrs. Clyde (Mabel) Honaker, Kingsport, Wanda Tankersley, Kingsport; one brother, Ralph E. Tipton, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch Chapel, or anytime at the home.

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

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery. Those planning to attend the service should meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

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Jerry Wayne Tipton

July 26, 1947 - March 27, 2014

 On March 27th, 2014, Jerry Wayne Tipton, age 66, left this earth.

Jerry was born in Kingsport, TN. He had resided in Atlanta, GA since 1980. He was educated at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree and pursued his MBA from the University of Tennessee. Jerry briefly entered the teaching profession in 1968 before going to work for the Kingsport Boys Club in Kingsport, TN.

It was there he found his calling and made the boys clubs his life's work. After several positions at the Kingsport club, he was promoted to Executive Director, and in 1980 left the Kingsport club to accept a position as Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. Jerry served as Executive Vice President before being promoted to President and Chief Professional Officer in 1994. Jerry retired from this position in 2009.

Jerry received the national Professional Excellence Award in 1993. He was named Executive of the Year - Southeast in 1996, and the National Executive of the Year in 1997. In October 2002, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Jerry was inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame in October of 2012.

Jerry was an educator, a brother, an uncle, and friend to those left behind.

Jerry was a caregiver, along with his siblings, for his mother and father in their final years. He was always there when called on by family and friends. He loved art, books, traveling, and had a great wit. Jerry was also a dog lover and kept many dogs by his side during his life.

A graveside service will be scheduled later.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch Ingle Tipton, Jr. and Thelma Ernestine Taylor Tipton, by a sister Donna Kay Wheelock, a brother Dennis Ray Tipton, and a nephew Terry Wayne Wheelock.

Jerry is survived by two brothers, Steve of Summerville, SC, and Jeff of Creedmoor, NC, Steve's wife Vickie, one niece, Heather Wheelock of Louden, TN, two nephews Mark Tipton of Annapolis, MD and Robert Tipton of Atlanta, GA, and many members of his extended Boys Club family.

H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel, Atlanta, GA at www.hmpattersonspringhill.com

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Johnny Lee Tipton

KINGSPORT — Johnny Lee Tipton, 58, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord at 5:10 p. m. Sunday (Nov. 13, 2011) at Holston Manor following a brief illness.

Born in Kingsport on Jan. 26, 1953, a son of the late Laney Everett and Ruby Elizabeth Henry Tipton, he has resided in this area his entire life.

Johnny was of the Baptist faith and had been employed by Kiwanis Towers.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lynn Tipton.

Survivors include his brother, William Edward Tipton of Kingsport; numerous cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel with Pastor Johnny L. Gibson officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a. m. Thursday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Those attending committal services are asked to assemble at the graveside by 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

Kingsport Times-News

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Julia Marie (Leonard) Tipton

GATE CITY, Va. -- Julia Marie Leonard Tipton, 81, 110 Ena St., died Wednesday (March 4, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 11, 1917, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Blessing Leonard. She was a homemaker and member of Mountain Empire Older Citizens.
Mrs. Tipton was a member of Cowans Branch Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Etta Leonard, and a sister, Callie Gilliam; and two brothers, Robert Leonard and James Leonard.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jason (Mary) Cole and Mrs. Charles (Freddie) Quillen, both of Gate City, Va., Janet Norman, Lexington, S.C., and Mrs. John (Ruth) Blanton, Weber City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Carolyn Tipton, Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren, John Cole, Lynn Bishop, Kristi Gilliam, Jimmy Pendleton, Christopher Quillen, and April Herron; six great-grandchildren, Andrew Cole, Katie Cole, Joel Bishop, Anna Bishop, Ethan Bishop, and Samuel Gilliam; a sister, Mary K. Couch, Nickelsville, Va.; a brother, Walter Leonard, Canton, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Gate City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the son, Howard Tipton, 110 Ena St., Gate City, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.
Music will be provided by Old Paths.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons and Chad Gillenwater, Spencer Gilliam and Jeff Bishop.
Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home to proceed to the cemetery.

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Junior Lee Tipton

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Junior Tipton, 58, entered into rest (March 23, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va. on Aug. 29, 1948, he is a son of the late Kelly Doctor and Lillie May Kinkead Tipton.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Bishop; three brothers, Charles and Fred Tipton and Everett Kinkead.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Faye Tipton. Ft. Blackmore, Va.; a son, Junior Lee Tipton II (Captain) and wife, Megan, Mt. Carmel; step-daughter, Lori Head, Church Hill; three sisters, Myrtle Ramey and husband, Junior "Did" of Ft. Blackmore, Va., Shirley Jordan and husband, Johnny, Kingsport, and Rhonda Hall and husband, Carl of Weber City, Va.; two brothers, Willie Tipton and wife, Phyllis of Church Hill, and James Kelly Tipton of Gate City, Va.; one grandson, Elijah Jordan Tipton; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Coy Butler and Rev. Edward Gillenwater officiating.

Pine Grove Harmony, New Vision and Toke Hensley, James (Babe) Lawson and Phillip Elliott will provide music.

Burial will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Peters Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will be meeting at cemetery for graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Tipton family.

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Laney Everett Tipton

KINGSPORT - Laney Everett Tipton, age 85 (today), passed away Thursday ( Jan. 8, 2004 ) in the Hillside Health Care Center after a period of declining health.

Laney was born in Scott County Virginia in the Rye Cove area, Jan. 8, 1919 and was a son of the late William P. and Mary Pearlie Tipton.

He attended the Apostolic Lighthouse Church .

Laney was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company.

Other than his parents, Laney was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard, Noah, Orvin and William; and his sisters, Bernice, Emma and Ruth.

Laney is survived by his wife, Ruby E. (Henry) Tipton of the home; three sons, Eddie, Johnny and Bobby Tipton, all of Kingsport ; his sister, Kathleen Smith of Kingsport ; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Graveside services will follow in the Tri Cities Memory Garden with Reverend G.D. Peters officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Tipton family.

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Linda (Baldwin) Tipton

KINGSPORT - Linda Baldwin Tipton, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport for several years. She was a very loving mother of six children and a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a retired cook and night manager for Chuck's Drive-In. She had a lot of friends who she loved and especially the officers of the Kingsport City Police Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Tipton; a daughter, Martha Tipton; her parents, Willard Monroe Baldwin and Laura Stanley Baldwin; and a son-in-law, Danny Hunley Sr.

Surviving are her four daughters, Shirley Busler and husband Dale, Kingsport, Janice Price, Rogersville, Wanda Hunley, Kingsport, and Vickie Helbert and husband Jerry, Kingsport; two sons, Donald Ray Tipton, and Ronald Kay Tipton and wife Shiela, all of Kingsport; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Mary Laney of Kingsport; many cousins; and a very special companion, China, her 5-year-old pet.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Family and friends may also call at the homes of her son, Donnie, and her daughter, Shirley, 110 Fairway Street, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Hood and the Rev. Otto Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hood Family Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Cemetery, Rye Cove, Va.

Pallbearers are Ronald Tipton, Jerry Helbert, Jerry Lee Helbert, Jeffrey Carter, Kevin McVey and Scott McVey.

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Lizzie Kate (McDavid) Tipton

GATE CITY, Va. - Kate McDavid Tipton, 93, entered into rest Monday (April 26, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with her family by her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Ingle McDavid and Mattie Jane Horton McDavid.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Tipton; three sisters, Eugenia, Lillian and Viola; three brothers, Claude, Kelly and Glen.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Tipton, Frances Todd, Imogene Tipton, all of Gate City, Va.; one brother, Oakley McDavid, Clinchport, Va.; six granddaughters, Sharon Wade, Susan Reed, Kathy Taylor, Sarah Austin, Michelle Stapleton, Melissa Lane; and two grandsons, Michael and Mark Todd; 18 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren and one on the way, one step great-great-grandchild; 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 Mark Todd, the Rev. Larry Morelock and the Rev. Randall Stapleton officiating.

Music will be provided by the granddaughters.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News

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Luther Ellis Tipton

WEBER CITY, Va. - Luther Ellis Tipton , 75, died Wednesday (Jan. 13, 1999) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, Va., on April 18, 1923, he was a son of the late Harve and Albie Bates Tipton . He retired from Tennessee Eastman after 42 years of service and was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He was of the Christian faith. He was a member of Lawson Memorial Church since the beginning of the church. He also served as a Sunday school superintendent and leader of the church quartet.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Tipton , in 1987; son-in-law, Bobby Bingham; sister, Lentha Templeton; three brothers, Nelson, Charlie and Roy Tipton ; two half brothers, Cecil and Willie Tipton .

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Charlotte Tipton , Sullivan Gardens, and Wendell and Connie Tipton , Weber City, Va.; two daughters and son-in-law, Judy Bingham and Janice and James Rhoten, both of Kingsport; three sisters, Kathleen Edwards, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Rosa Farthing, Kingsport, and Pauline Thompson, Clinchport, Va.; three brothers, Omer Tipton , Kingsport, James and Howard Tipton , both of Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; a step-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Herman Quillen and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Lawson Memorial Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawson Memorial Church, c/o Janice Rhoton, 518 Bell Ridge Road, Kingsport, TN 37665 or to the Scott County Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, VA 24251.

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Mary Elizabeth (Flanary) Lane Tipton

Mary Elizabeth Tipton, 69, of Bristol, Virginia, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at her home.

She was a former resident of Scott County and had lived in Bristol for the past 25 years.

She was a member of Horton's Chapel Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Conrad (Virginia) Smith, Kingsport; her mother, Virgie Miller, Clinchport, Va.; four sisters, Evelyn Williams, Bristol, Tennessee, Mrs. A. W. (Peggy) Jones, Memphis, Mrs. Delmer (Reba) Duncan and Mrs. Johnny (Helen) Bowen, both of Clinchport; three brothers, Ken Miller, Jonesborough, Tenn., John Miller, Blountville, and Jerry Miller, Bristol, Tennessee; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Bristol Herald Courier, Thursday, October 17, 1996

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Mary Ruth (Stanley) Tipton

(June 21, 1941 - September 6, 2013)

Mary Ruth Tipton, age 72, Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 6, 2013 with her family by her side, at Wellmont Holston Valley, Wilcox Hall, Kingsport TN. Mary was born June 21, 1941 in Fort Blackmore, VA and was the daughter of the late Bill and Ruth Stanley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Tipton; Daughter-In-Law, Lori Tipton; Brothers Cecil and Claude Stanley; Sisters-In-Law Bertha and Modella Stanley; Brother-In-Law Ralph Carter; and the father of her children, Howard Tipton. Mary was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was of the Baptist faith and regularly attended church held at Clinch View Manor Apartments when she was able.

She is survived by her sons, Tim (Cheryl) Tipton, Ricky Tipton and Gregory A. Tipton; granddaughter, Brandi (Matt) Bland; grandson Jordan E. Tipton, and a special great granddaughter Mackenzie Tipton, all of Gate City VA; step grandchildren Nikki and Alex Stuwa; step great grandchildren, Destiny and Harley Stuwa; sisters Jewell (Glen) Daughterty, Duffield, VA, Marie (Cecil) Jessee, Powell, TN, Faye (Jr) Hill, Glenda (Danny) Kern; brother Phillip (Peggy) Stanley, Duffield VA, also several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City VA on Monday September 9, from 6 to 8 and any time at the home of Tim Tipton. Funeral service will follow with the Rev. Joe Hill and Elder Pat Davis Jr. officiating. Music will be provided by Kathy Fugate and the Edens Family. Pallbearers will be Dennis Stanley, Roger Carter, C. H. Jessee, Christopher Salling, Jeremy Francis and Allen Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Pat Tipton and Curt Arnold.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 11 AM, Hall Cemetery, Stanley Town Community of Scott County VA. Those wishing to attend graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home no later than 10:00 AM.

Mary had requested that the family thank all of the residents at Clinch View Manor Apartments who helped her, especially Paul Carrico, James Kelly Tipton and Lovely Bowen, also Mountain Region Home Health who took very good care of her and a special thanks to Dr. Winegar and his staff at Holston Medical Group. The family would like to thank Wellmont, Wilcox Hall Hospice and Amedisys for taking good care of her.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is honored to serve the Mary Ruth Tipton family.

Colonial Funeral Home obituaries at www.colonialfhscott.com

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Michael Anthony Tipton

December 18, 1974 - October 4, 2014

Michael Anthony Tipton, 39, Johnson City passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at his home. A native of Kingsport, he is the son of Michael Tipton and Wanda Sexton Lady. Michael attended First Christian Church in Johnson City, Grace Freewill Baptist Church in Johnson City and Bethel Apostolic Church in Kingsport. He enjoyed playing on the church softball team. He spent his time with his family, who he adored, and loved camping, fishing, riding country roads and hunting.

Michael is preceded in death by several grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Kristy Tipton of the home; daughters, Kaitlyn Tipton of Kingsport, Meadoe Lamberson of the home and Brianna Austin of Gate City, VA; daughter by choice, Skyler Stamper of Johnson City; mother, Wanda Lady of Bristol; mothers by choice, Brenda Tipton of Weber City, VA and Judy Lester of Johnson City; father, Michael Tipton of Weber City, VA; fathers by choice, Dan Lady of Bristol and Larry Lester of Johnson City; grandparents, Shirley and Coy “Pop” Tipton; brother, Daniel Tipton of Kingsport; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family requests your presence to Honor the Life of Michael Anthony Tipton at 7:00PM on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City with Pastor Curtis Hurt and Pastor Garland Tipton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Holly Falin and Rick Osborne. The family will greet guests to share memories from 5:00PM until the service hour at the funeral home.

A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00PM on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Tipton Hammonds Cemetery, Manville, VA. Everyone is asked to meet there at 11:50AM. Pallbearers will be Wade Falin, Jessie Wilson, Tony Hammonds, Rick Osborne, Jerry Evans and Dan Spivey. Honorary pallbearers are Greg Tipton, Dennis Ayers, Ed Tipton, Rick Ayers, Jeff Tipton, Herman Sexton, David Sexton, Bobby Sexton, Scottie Sexton and Jason Tipton.

Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 610-7171 is honored to serve the Tipton family.

Tetrick Funeral Home obituaries at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane  

Mollie Jo (Davidson) Tipton

KINGSPORT - Mollie Jo Davidson Tipton, 49, 818 Oak Street, entered into rest Friday (Sept. 28, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Ethel McNutt Davidson; sister, Ruby Salyers; brothers, Larry Wayne and Thomas Carrol Davidson.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jennifer Tipton, Surgoinsville; granddaughter, Brittany Tipton; stepmother, Mae Lane, Duffield, Va.; sisters, Joyce Skeens, Wauseon, Ohio, and Rena McGaha, Woodville, Ohio; brothers, Otis Davidson, Kingsport, and Kenny, David Allen and John Henry Davidson, all of Weber City, Va.; several stepsisters and stepbrothers; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a niece, Donna Davidson, 108 Unaka Street, Mount Carmel.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jimmy Combs and the Rev. Aaron Edens officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Tipton Family Cemetery.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon Monday.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Isaac Tipton

KINGSPORT - Ralph Tipton, 71, entered into rest Tuesday (Oct. 18, 2005) at Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on July 18, 1934 to the late James Harvey Tipton and Lillie Estelle Bishop Tipton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Pierson Tipton, and second wife, Anna Ruth Hall Tipton; sister, Lillie Mae Tipton Thacker; brothers, Eugene, James, Charlie and Claude Lee Tipton; stepson, Jeff Patrick.

Mr. Tipton worked for Love Railroad at Holston Defense for over 30 years.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jehovah Barrett; two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Linda Tipton and Michael Tipton; grandsons; Cody Tipton; a very special grandson, Dustin Barrett; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis Osborne, Dungannon, Va., Pam Tipton France, Judy and Wayne Pendleton, Joyce and Jimmy Dockery, all of Gate City, Va.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Tipton and Cenna Tipton, both of Clinchport, Va., and Ginger Tipton, Kingsport; 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. The family will also be receiving family and friends at his sister's residence, Joyce Dockery.

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

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

The family wishes to give a special thanks to Jason Bragg, Elizabeth Pierson and to all his caregivers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ray Fayette Tipton Jr.

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Ray Tipton Jr., 83, died Friday (Nov. 21, 2003) at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on April 17, 1920. Mr. Tipton retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Tipton Sr.; and mother, Sally Edwards Tipton.

Surviving are a son, D.W. and wife Joyce Tipton, Clinchport; two granddaughters, Angie and husband Brad Davenport, and Leah and husband David Culbertson; great-grandchildren, Jace Davenport, Shea Culbertson and Clay Culbertson; stepgreat-grandchildren, Megan Gardner, Paige Gardner, Alexis Short and Emily Short; one sister, Geneva Brickey, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Pallbearers will be Warner Ray Brickey, Michael Brickey, Roger Brickey, Billy Nash, Odean Nash, G.E. Nash, Gary Gardner and Cecil Austin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Tipton, Paul Crooke, Brad Davenport and David Culbertson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ray F. Tipton

Clinchport, Va. , July 30 ,1955, Ray F. Tipton,58, died at his home, Route 1, Clinchport, at 12:10p.m. Saturday after a lingering illness. He was a veteran of World War I and a lifetime resident of Scott County.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sally Edwards Tipton; one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Brickey, Clinchport; one son, Ray Tipton Jr., Clinchport,; Two sisters, Mrs. Sally Head, Gate City and Mrs. Myrtle Edwards, Clinchport; five brothers, James and Kelly of Clinchport, Johnny of Unicoi, Tenn., and Ezra and Cecil of Gate City.

Also two half-sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Arnold, Gate City, and Mrs. Pearley Tipton of Kingsport; two half-brothers, E.W. Tipton, Kingsport, and Thomas Tipton, Gate City; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2p.m. at the Old Brick Church, Rye Cove, with the Rev. Lucian Lane and the Rev. Roy Jenkins officiating. Burial is to be in Holston View Cemetery, where the Kingsport VFW post will have charge of graveside services.

The body will be removed from Scott County Funeral Home to the residence at 5p.m. Sunday.

Kingsport Times News
Submitted by Grandson, Roger Lee Brickey

Robert Lynn Tipton

KINGSPORT — Robert Lynn “Bobby” Tipton , 52, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday ( July 8, 2008 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County ( Kingsport ). Bobby was an over-the-road truck driver since he was 18-years-old.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laney Everett and Ruby Elizabeth Henry Tipton .

He is survived by his wife, Melinda H. Tipton , of the home; two brothers, Eddie Tipton and Johnny Tipton , both of Kingsport .

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Elizabeth (Akers) Tipton

GATE CITY, Va. - Ruby Elizabeth Akers Tipton, 65, of Route #1, departed this life early Monday morning (April 2, 2001) at her residence.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a homemaker. Ruby attended Tipton Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Patrick Hagan Akers and Ada Bell Lane Akers.

Survivors include her husband, H.R. (Ray) Tipton, Gate City; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Tipton and David Peters, Gate City; sons and daughter-in-law, Randall Tipton, Greeneville, Ronnie and Tammy Tipton, Gate City; grandchildren, Lorie Ann Murray and Burk Murray, both of Gate City, Jamie Leigh Ann Burke and Adam Burke, both of Kingsport, Christhpor David Peters, Gate City, Cpl. Larry Randall Tipton, Jr., Okonawa, Japan, Amanda Suzanne Peters, Gate City, Mathew Ray Tipton, Greeneville, Crystal Gwen Tipton, Greeneville, Brandon Keith Tipton, Gate City; great-grandchildren, Haley Elizabeth Burke, Kingsport, Andrea McKenna Murray, Gate City; brothers, James Akers and Glen Akers, both of Gate City.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating.

Music will be by the Tipton Family Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Bruce Brewer, Jeff Hux, Joe Christon, Paul Jennings, Larry Huff, Howard Tipton, Joe Tipton and D.B. Long.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Elizabeth (Henry) Tipton

KINGSPORT — Ruby Elizabeth Henry Tipton, 84, of Kingsport, entered eternal rest at 4 p.m. Tuesday ( May 27, 2008 ) at Sunbridge Health and Rehabilitation-Hillside following a period of declining health.

Born in Sullivan County , Tenn. on March 8, 1924 , a daughter of the late William and Annie Milhorn Henry, she has resided in this area her entire life.

Mrs. Tipton was a homemaker and a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church .

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Laney E. Tipton in 2004; and by two brothers, Emory Henry and Gentry Henry.

She is survived by three sons, William E. Tipton, Johnny L. Tipton and Robert L. Tipton and wife, Melinda all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Stuart Albee officiating.

Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Friday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens , Blountville , Tenn. Those attending the graveside services are asked to assemble at East Lawn Funeral Home by 12:25 p.m. Friday and then proceed to the cemetery.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Wheeler United Methodist Church , 2376 Highway 75, Blountville , Tenn. 37617 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Sara Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Hammonds) Tipton

Gate City, VA - Sara Elizabeth "Lizzie" Tipton, 97, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Brian Center of natural causes.

A lifelong native of Scott County. She was born on April 10, 1912 to the late Newt Hammonds and Nancy Estepp Hammonds. She attended church at Tipton's Chapel and Clinchport.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie M. Tipton; a daughter, Annette Haynes; son-in-law, Harlan Davidson; one sister, Lula Jennings; two brothers, Bradley and Johnny Hammonds.

She is survived by her daughters, Marlene Davidson and Phyllis Combs and husband, Jim; sons, Bobby G. Tipton and wife, Vickie, John Gary Tipton and wife, Wilma; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; sisters, Nannie Jones, Etta Spivey and Shirley Tipton; brothers, Bill, Odell, Robert C., Ben, Ray, Jimmy and Gene Hammonds.

The family will receive friends and condolences from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home and at the home of Jim and Phyllis Combs at their residence in Manville off Bellamy-Tipton Road. Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Aaron Edens and Rev. Garland Tipton officiating. Music will be provided by the Edens Family Singers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009 at the Tipton Family Cemetery, Gate City, VA. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Alice Jones Tittsworth

Church Hill- Alice Jones Tittsworth, 88, of West Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Oct 1, 2003).

She was a member of Greenvale Baptist Church and a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Preceding her in death were her husband Will K. Tittsworth; parents, Albert and Callie Horton Jones; son, Buford Tittsworth; daughter, Ernestine Grim; brothers, Paul, Victor, and Earl Jones; stepmother, Marybell Jones and granddaughter, Vicky Tittsworth.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Vance and Sharron Tittsworth, Church Hill; son-in-law, Lloyd Grim, Church Hill; five grandchildren, Ramona Fletcher, Tammy Baker, Sherry Price, Mike Grim, all of Church Hill and Mark Tittsworth of Gray, Tenn.; 11 great-grandchildren' two half sisters, Mrs. Jimmy (Mary Elizabeth) Haynes and Mrs. Tim (Frances) Taylor, both of Gate City, Va: half- brother, Bill Jones, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Pallbearers will be Ben Tittsworth, Tom Tittsworth, H.S. Bellamy, Dewey Lane Jr., Bill Lane, and Don Carter.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Glenda Sprung

George W. Tittsworth

Gate City, Va. — (Spl.) — Funeral services for George W. Tittsworth, 76, prominent Scott County farmer and livestock grower who died at noon Wednesday at his home in Holston Springs, will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Prospect Church In Yuma. Burial will be in Holston View, with nephews acting as pallbearers and neighbor women as flower bearers.

Kingsport Times; Dec. 19, 1947

Howard Leon Todd

GATE CITY, Va. - Elder Howard L. Todd, 79, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening (Aug. 22, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a member of Zion Baptist Church and was a retired minister.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Russell Todd and Elizabeth Davis Todd; sister, Betty Kerns; and brothers, Jimmy Todd, Benjamin Todd, Gene Todd and T.R. Todd.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Madeline Eads Todd, Gate City, Va.; daughters, Deborah Davenport, Kingsport and Donna Malone and husband Paul Malone, Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Lisa, Tim and Matt, Todd and wife, Robbie; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Michael and Kenzie; former son-in-law, John Davenport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of a daughter, Deborah Davenport, 500 Fleetwood Drive #2, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Eulogy will be given by Paul Malone.

Music will be provided by the Todd Sisters and Bud Hulsey.

Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Truman Jones, Mike Todd, Randy Kerns, Mack Price, Junior Salyer, John Davenport, Carroll Baker and Denny Austin.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Jason Tomlinson

Duffield, VA - Billy Jason Tomlinson, 35, Duffield, VA passed away, Thursday, January 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Billy was born in Wise, VA on December 11, 1978 to Jack and Brenda Tomlinson.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Nannie and Andy Tomlinson and his maternal grandparents, Holly and Branche Berry; aunt, Lillie Fletcher and Uncle Roy Tomlinson.

Jason is survived by his daughter, Haley Lynn Tomlinson, Duffield, VA; son, Jason Tyler Tomlinson, Duffield, VA; mother of his children, Misty Mcelyea, Duffield, VA; mother, Brenda Lynn Tomlinson; father, Jack Tomlinson; sister, Jackie Lynn Johnson; special aunt, Rosie Hensley and a special nephew, Matthew Johnson, who loved his " Uncle J"; along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 4:30-7 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 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 Evangelist Kenneth Neeley, Otto Gibson and Pastor Charles Rhoton officiating. The Hood Family will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Tomlinson Cemetery in the Purchase Ridge Community of Scott County, VA. Tyler Tomlinson, Joe Sturgill, Lloyd Mendenhall, Robert Berry, Larry Berry, Billy Falin, Troy Roberts and Cameron Clamon will serve as pallbearers. Jeff Henderson, Charles Fletcher and Eddie Fletcher 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 Billy Jason Tomlinson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Carl James Tomlinson

KINGSPORT - Carl J. Tomlinson, 83, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 30, 2006) at Indian Path medical Center.

Mr. Tomlinson was born in Scott County, Va. to the late William P. and Nannie Elizabeth Tomlinson. He was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church for 33 years and was a faithful member of the Upper Room Sunday School class. He retired from the CE Division of Eastman Chemical Company after 43 years of service. Mr. Tomlinson was a Navy Veteran, having served his country proudly during World War II. He held memberships in the Gate City Masonic Lodge and the Gems and Minerals Society of Greater Kingsport. He was a past antique dealer and an avid gardener.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tomlinson was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Tomlinson; and a sister, Addalle Creech.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Jeannette Tomlinson, of the home; two sons, David Tomlinson and wife Mearvic, Shanghai, China and Carl J. (Jim) Tomlinson and wife Maria, Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Angela Bellamy and husband Mike, Kingsport, and Virginia Medeiros and husband Raymond, Merritt Island, Fla.; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Tomlinson and wife Vada, Kingsport, and Frank Tomlinson and wife Betty, Gate City, Va.; one aunt, Gladys Phillips of Kingsport; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, or anytime at the family residence.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. at the church, with Rev. Robert Smith officiating.

Entombment services will be held on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Those who wish to attend the entombment services are asked to meet at Oak Hill Mausoleum #IV at Oak Hill Memorial Park, at 12:15 p.m. The Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW will conduct the military rites.

In-lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Tomlinson to the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church Building Fund.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mr. Carl J. Tomlinson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil Carol Tomlinson

WEBER CITY , Va. - Cecil Carol Tomlinson, 67, entered into rest with the Lord Wednesday ( July 30, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born on May 2, 1936 in Gate City , Va. , he was the son of the late Joe Kelly and Phoebe Tomlinson. He enjoyed life and loved his family and friends.

He retired in 1993 as a chemical operator at Eastman Kodak.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Tomlinson.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Bates Tomlinson; son, Phillip Carroll Tomlinson; daughters, Amy Rose and Whitney Tomlinson; stepdaughter, Lucretia Collins and husband James; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister, Diana Powers and husband Jimmie; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Services will follow the calling hours in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Roc Collins officiating.

Committal services will be held at 12 noon Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport .

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the family's name to the First Baptist Church of Gate City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Tomlinson

Gate City, Va.—(Spl— Claude Tomlinson, 52, died Friday at 5:15 a. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elwood Bishop, at Duffield.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Peters Chapel Church at Duffield with the Rev. Claude Taylor in charge. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Jasper, Va.

Mr. Tomlinson is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Robert Easterling of Norton; two brothers, John of Natural Tunnel and Charles Tomlinson of Duffield.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a son of the late Whitt and Lula Warfe Tomlinson.

A farmer by occupation, he was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Primitive Baptist church.

Kingsport Times-News; Nov. 17, 1947

Echol Marion Tomlinson

Aug 30, 1900 – Feb 7, 1994

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Echol Marion Tomlinson, 93, 760 Shanee Ave., died at 5:30 a.m. Monday (Feb. 7, 1994) at Heritage Hall. Nursing Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

A native of Scott County, Va., he moved to Wise County at age 10. He was a member of the Big Stone Gap Assembly of God, and was a former employee of the town of Big Stone Gap, and Fraley's Inc. as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nancy Christian Tomlinson; and three sons.

Surviving are his wife, Maggie Taylor Tomlinson, Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two daughters, Nancy Tomlinson, Kingsport and Betty J. Manious, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two sons, Glenn Tomlinson, St. Augustine, Fla. and Billy Joe Tomlinson, Big Stone Gap; Va.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grand-children; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Grindstaff, Big Stone Gap, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hugh Bowers officiating.

Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Frances Mae (Robbins) Tomlinson

KINGSPORT - Frances Mae Tomlinson, 86, Kingsport, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (March 27, 2007) at her residence following a long illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and lived in Kingsport for most of her life. Mae was retired from Ridgefield Country Club where she worked as a cook. She was treasurer and a faithful member of Long Island Primitive Baptist Church. She was a member of the salvation Army Home League.

Mae was a daughter of the late William and Flora (Bowen) Robbins.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Fugate Tomlinson; sons, Charles Arthur Tomlinson and Larry Tomlinson; daughter, Vena Tomlinson; granddaughter, Connie Tomlinson; sister, Mollie Ball; two half-sisters; and brother, Wilson Dock Robbins.

She is survived by her four daughters, Shirley Willis and husband Richard, of Johnson City, Sylvia Carden of Carters- ville, Ga, Billie Sue Dykes and husband, Junior, of Kingsport, June Sutherland and husband Russell, of Gray, and Jewell Phillips of Mt. Carmel; one sister; Vivian Hughes of Baltimore, Ohio; two brothers, Jerry Robbins of Kingsport, and Ed Robbins of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Calling Hours will be held at Carter-Trent Funeral Home Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 6 p.m.Wednesday, with Chaplain Richard Willis officiating.

Graveside service will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park at 12 p.m. on Thursday. Friends and family are asked to meet at cemetery at 11:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Fred J. Tomlinson

Fred J. Tomlinson, 86, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 28, 2011, due to complications from an aneurysm.

A native of Scott County, Virginia, he had lived in Kingsport most of his life. Fred served in the U. S. Marine Corps tactical fighter squadron during World War II. After leaving the military, he worked at Johnson-Hilliard, where he retired after 42 years of service.

Fred was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Lions Club, the V.F. W. and various other organizations.

Preceding him in death were his brother, Carl Tomlinson; and sister, Addalee Creech.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vada Page Tomlinson; two daughters, Connie T. Warner and husband Jim of Oxford, Connecticut; Judy T. Urquhart and husband Jim of Phoenix, Arizona; one son, F. Alan Tomlinson and wife Virginia Hunt Tomlinson of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren, William Fredrick Warner, James Alan Warner, Judy Tomlinson Ledbetter, and Lisa P. Harms; brother, Franklin D. Tomlinson and wife Betty G. of Gate City, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call anytime Saturday (July 30th) through Monday (August 1st) at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be private. Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery with military honors presented by the American Legion Posts #3/265 and the V. A. National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 5001 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118-4697 or Crossroad United Methodist Church, 299 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Jeannette Arminta (Blackburn) Tomlinson

(husband b. Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Jeannette Blackburn Tomlinson, 82, went to her heavenly home, Wednesday (Jan. 7, 2009) after an extended illness.

She previously resided in Gate City, Va., and had lived in the Colonial Heights community of Kingsport for 35 years.

Jeannette loved and was devoted to all her family and friends. Before her illness she was an active member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church and the Upper Room Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Carl Tomlinson; a son, Phillip Tomlinson; and a sister, Norma Jean Odum.

Surviving are a son, David Tomlinson and spouse Maravic, of Dubai U.A.E; a daughter, Angela Bellamy and spouse Mike, of Kingsport; a daughter, Ginger Medeiros and spouse Raymond, of Merritt Island, Fla.; a son, Jim Tomlinson and spouse Maria, of Miami, Fla.; grandchildren, Michelle, Nicole, Ryan, Richard, Justin, Sydney, Danyule, Jacob, C. J., and Nina; great-grandchildren, Meredith, Mason, and Melanie; and brothers and sisters, Tom Blackburn, Barbara Richardson, Yvonne Carter, all of Kingsport, Christine Jones and Keith Blackburn, of Gate City, Oran "Bird" Blackburn and Ruth Ann Fugate, of Hiltons, Va., Frank Blackburn, of Williston, S.C., Joe Blackburn, of Maryville, Tenn., and Roberta Stewart, of Lutz, Fla.

The family will receive friends any time at the home of the daughter, Angela Bellamy and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Tom Seay officiating.

Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6027, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Jeannette Tomlinson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Laura Jean (Clendenin) Tomlinson

Oct 27, 1919 - Apr 4, 2014

Laura Jean Tomlinson, 94, Kingsport, TN passed away, Friday, April 4 2014 at the residence of her daughter.

Mrs. Tomlinson was born in Scott County, VA on October 27, 1919 to the late Will and Lou Stacy Clendenin.

She was of the Methodist faith and attended Purchase Ridge Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, her husband, R.C. Tomlinson, Sr.; her son, Charles Tomlinson; sister, Gertrude Clendenin; and brother, Ed Clendenin preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Sanders, Kingsport, TN, Ramona Boy, Kingsport, TN, and Frankie Bishop, Kingsport, TN; son, R.C. Tomlinson, Jr. and wife, Saundra, Duffield, VA; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Johnnie Tomlinson Stowell, Orlando, FL; along with several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating. The Weber City Baptist Church Singers, Kari White, Josh Taylor, and Melinda Taylor will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Tomlinson Cemetery in the Purchase Ridge community of Duffield, VA. Tim Fields, Jeff Sanders, Barrett Sanders, Dustin Bishop, Brandon Bishop, Leland Sanders, and Chris Repass will serve as pallbearers. Donnie Page, Bradley Arthur, and Matthew Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Westley Eastridge and staff for their care of Mom, and to Beth Bishop for the love and care she provided.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Lily (Berry) Tomlinson

METARIE, La. - Lily Berry Tomlinson, 74, died Thursday (March 26, 1992) at her residence.

She was a native of Scott 'County, Va., and was a retired registered nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Tomlinson; her parents, John and Belle Berry; three brothers and seven sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Pauleah Tomlinson Corruthers, Metarie; two granddaughters; and one sister, Ruby Berry Smith, Clinchport, Va.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fair Hope, Ala.

Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Franklin Delano "Frank" Tomlinson

March 31, 1933 - October 19, 2014

Gate City, VA - Franklin Delano Tomlinson, 81, Gate City, VA passed away, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Tomlinson was born in Scott County, VA on March 31, 1933 to the late William and Nannie Elizabeth (Chapman) Tomlinson. He was retired from A.F.G. Industries.

He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Gate City where he served as a Deacon for many years.

Frank was an avid outdoorsman who loved teaching his grandchildren to fish and hunt.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Adellee Creech and brothers, Fred Tomlinson and Carl Tomlinson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Godsey Tomlinson, Gate City, VA; sons, Frankie Tomlinson and wife, Deanne, Austin, TX and Mark Tomlinson, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Matthew Tomlinson, Austin, TX and Andrew Tomlinson, Atlanta, GA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Andy Barnes, Rev. Roc Collins, and Rev. Jeff Deboard officiating. The Gate City First Baptist Quartet will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Matthew Tomlinson, Andrew Tomlinson, Bobby Godsey, Jimmy Daves, Doug Humphreys, David Hill, and Greg Chapman will serve as pallbearers. The Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Gate City will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church of Gate City, 307 E. Jackson Street, Gate City, VA 24241.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Frank D. Tomlinson.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Tomlinson, Chapman, Miller, Wolfe, Hill, Edwards, Carter, Pendleton, Walling, Smith, Stallard)

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Phillip Mark Tomlinson

PLANO, Texas - Phillip Mark Tomlinson, 43, Plano, Texas, died Thursday, (May 23, 1991,) at HCA Medical Center, Plano, Texas after a brief illness.

Born in Kingsport, he was owner and CEO of Enviropak Corporation. He was a 16 Year veteran of the United States Navy and an active parent at Plano East SHS.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Dale Spivey Tomlinson; two daughters, Michelle Tomlinson and Nicole Tomlinson, both of Plano, Texas; his mother and father, Carl and Jeanette Blackburn Tomlinson, Kingsport; two brothers, David Tomlinson, Kingsport and Carl Tomlinson, Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Angela Bellamy, Kingsport and Ginger Tomlinson, Guam.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel, Plano, Texas with, the Rev. Ralph Burke officiating.

Burial will be in the Plano Mutual Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Donald "R.D." Tomlinson

CHURCH HILL — Ralph Donald Tomlinson, 71, entered into rest Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011), at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born Dec. 15, 1939, in Clinchport, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas and Dora E. Smith Tomlinson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960 and was a retired employee of Eastman Chemical Company in 2000.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed and always remembered by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two half-brothers, James O. Rhoton and Clifton Rhoton.

Surviving are his wife, Linda S. Tomlinson, Church Hill; son, Larry K. Tomlinson, Mount Carmel; granddaughters, Sydney N. Tomlinson and Lindsey G. Tomlinson; five sisters, Jean Rose and Mrs. Ellra (Faye) Kindle, both of Clinchport, Va., Minnie Rose, Kingsport, Mae Tomlinson and Annie Tomlinson, both of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a very special thank you to the staff of Holston Valley Medical Center Wilcox Hall oncology floor, attending physicians, the staff of Amedisys Hospice Services, friends and neighbors for their support during this time.

Ralph’s wishes were for his body to be donated to the Anatomical Gift Program at James H. Quillen College of Medicine East Tennessee State University, in hopes of expanding the research of Metastatic Melanoma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Rusha Lee (Farmer) Tomlinson

Mrs. Rusha Lee Tomlinson, 89, Kingsport, TN passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Tomlinson was born in Scott County, VA on April 14, 1922 , the daughter of the late Edward Lawton and Martha Lambert Farmer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Tomlinson; sons, Jimmy Kenneth Stapleton and Robert "Bob" Stapleton; sister, Rosie Farmer; brothers, Willard Farmer and James Edward Farmer, and an infant brother.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Bright and husband, Jerry, Rogersville, TN, Clarice Brummett and husband, Dale, Kingsport, TN, Myrtle Starnes, Kingsport, TN, Ollie Miller and husband, Ron, Kingsport, TN, Ruth Baker and husband, Robert, Blountville, TN; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Stapleton and wife, Rita, Jefferson City, TN, Darl Stapleton and wife, Wanda, White Pine, TN, John Stapleton and wife, Darlene, White Pine, TN, Glen Stapleton and wife, Charlotte, Kingsport, TN; 50 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; sisters, Lola McDuff and husband, William, Fall Branch, TN, and Irene Isley, Kingsport, TN; brother, Billy Ray Farmer, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. , Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. , Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Hagan Webb and the Rev. Roy Brickey officiating.

Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery , Rogersville, TN. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ruhsa Lee Tomlinson.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com
Submitted by Don Lane  

William Mitchell “Will” Tomlinson

CLINCHPORT - William (Will) Mitchell Tomlinson, 72, Route 3, died in Kingsport's Holston Valley Community Hospital Tuesday.  [2/26//1973]

He was a retired farmer and coal miner, and was a Methodist.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Ginsey Carter Tomlin­son; and a son, Jack Tomlinson, Pleasanton, Calif.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for William Mitchell Tomlinson of Route 3, Clinchport, Va. will be held Thursday March 1 at Pattonsville United Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Lane officiating. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in the McKinney·Carter Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday night & will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Feb 1973

Submitted by Jewel Giles Horton Harrell

Edith Mae (Gibson) Toney

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Edith Mae Gibson Toney, 94, entered into eternal rest Thursday (May 28, 2009) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

She was born in Stickleyville, Va. to the late Arlin and Minnie Jones Gibson. She lived most of her life in Big Stone Gap, Va. and was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Big Stone Gap, Va. She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother.

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

Surviving are six sons, Andy Toney, John Toney, Eddie Toney, Joe Toney, Jr. all of Big Stone Gap, Va., David Toney of Batavia, Ohio, and Fred Toney of Coeburn, Va.; three daughters, Bernice Noumoff of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Freeman and husband, Mac of Villa Hills, Ky., Shirley Noonan of Loveland, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and on great great grandchild; brother, Charles Gibson and wife Jean of Pinellas Park, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; many loving friends and neighbors.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home.

Funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday (June 1, 2009) at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Les and Father Tim Drake officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1821 Holton Avenue East, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219 or to the Charity of your choice.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Helen Jenette (Lowe) Peters Touton

WEBER CITY, Va. - Helen Peters Touton, 70, entered into rest Friday (June 3, 2005) at her residence.

Mrs. Touton was born in Scott County, Va., on May 5, 1935, daughter of Lantha Williams Lowe and the late Clarence M. Lowe.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert C. Peters.

Survivors include her husband, Frederick Raymond "Ray" Touton Jr., Weber City; daughters, Susan Peters, Weber City, and Jenny Lynne Peters, Gate City, Va.; son, Frederick Raymond "Rick" Touton III and wife, Jenny Fry Touton, Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandsons, David Gardner, Mark Gardner and Frederick Raymond "Eric" Touton IV and wife Kim; mother, Lantha Williams Lowe, Gate City, Va.; sisters and brother-in-law, Jackie and Joe Bellamy, Gate City, Va., and Phyllis Lowe, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Lowell and Jean Lowe, Church Hill; special cousin, Mildred Williams Peters, Weber City; beloved nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

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

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

Averil Peters and Kenneth and Phyllis Pierce will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Peters Family Cemetery, Gate City, Va. Family and friends will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.

Josh Castle, Jason Castle, Chris Peters, Kevin Peters, Chad Robinette, Clay Robinette and Frank Light will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jewel Marie (Maddox) Townsend

KINGSPORT - Jewel Marie Townsend , 62, Little Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening (Sept. 23, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Emboden, Va., she had resided in Kingsport all of her adult life. She retired from the Sullivan County School System. She was a member of Walkers Ford Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Renay Townsend ; her parents, Roy and Annie Marie Collier Maddox; and two brothers, Carl Emmitt Maddox and Youdale Maddox.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Gaither L. Townsend , of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Jeanett Hayes, Kingsport and Wende and Craig Bass, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Chelsey Hayes, Lindsey Hayes, Kayla Hayes and Allie Bass; five sisters, Lucille Manis, Fay Hensley and husband, Gene, Betty Davis, Deanna Maddox and Carol Collins, all of Kingsport; one brother, Bobby Maddox, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 2204 Little Valley Road. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Elmo Owens and the Rev. John Crawford officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Uthema (Bowen) Townsend

DUFFIELD, Va. — Uthema B. Townsend (Mamaw), 82, of the Stanleytown community, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday (May 20, 2009) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., was a homemaker and a member of Mabe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Townsend; parents, Lewis and Catherine Willis Bowen; four sisters and one brother.

Surviving are her daughters, Charlotte Ensley and husband, Robert, Duffield, Va., Lily Bledsoe and husband, Thomas, Duffield, Va., Barbara Calton and husband, Gerald, Duffield, Va., Debbie Jarrett and husband, Coy, Gate City, Va., Kathy Gilliam and husband, Randall, Duffield, Va. and Vickie Townsend, Duffield, Va.; sons, Rev. Lonnie Townsend and wife, Norma, Duffield, Va., Roy Townsend and wife, Nancy, Gate City, Va., Jerry Townsend and wife, Martha, Duffield, Va., Roger Townsend, Duffield, Va., David Townsend, and wife, Tina, Duffield, Va., and Joe Townsend and wife, Kim, Duffield, Va.; 23 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren; sister, Virgie Bowen, Duffield, Va.; brother, Arthur Bowen, Duffield, Va.; special friends, MD and Maggie Hyatt. She is expecting a great-grandson and great-great- granddaughter both in July.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Scalf, the Rev. MD Hyatt and the Rev. Tim Rhoton officiating.

Music will be provided by the Scotty Norton Family.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

Burial will follow in the Townsend Family Cemetery, Stanleytown community, Duffield, Va.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wanda Joyce (Summie) Trepanosky

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Mrs. Wanda "Joyce" Summie Trepanosky, 60, died Sunday (March 7, 2004) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a daughter of the Pearlie Begley Summie, Gray, and the late Oriville Summie. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, infant Gerald Summie and Billy Summie; and sister, Sharon Summie Townsend.

Mrs. Trepanosky lived most of her life in Gray, living in Florida the past 18 years. She was an employee of the former North Electric in Gray and worked for Wal-Mart in Clearwater Fla., for the past eight years in the gardening department.

She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, David Trepanosky, of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Keith Landaker, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Tracy Guadalupe, Hillsborough N.C., Laurie and Phil Castle, Gray, and Trudy Carroll, Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmie and Shelby Summie, David and Diane Summie and Bobby Summie, all of Jonesborough; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Darrell Dixon, Staffordsville, Ky.; brother-in-law, Mike Townsend, Elizabethton; mother-in-law, Marian Coxson, Masury, Ohio; sister-in-law, Charlotte Summie, Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren Jodie Landaker, Gennie Landaker, Corey Fillers, Christie Fillers, Brittany Baker, Alex Rogers, Kaley Castle, Shawn Kallis and Mariah Carroll; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough and other times at the residence of her mother.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenvale Missionary Baptist Church in Gray with the Rev. Paul Manis and the Rev. Bill Ponder officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

Pallearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Ray Trent

Oct 21, 1952 – May 20, 2014

Johnny Ray Trent - Ft. Blackmore, VA

Johnny Ray Trent, 61, Ft. Blackmore, VA died at his home surrounded by his friends and family on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Johnny was born in Kingsport, TN on October 21, 1952 to the late John H. and Margaret Massie Trent. He graduated from Milligan College in 1976 and immediately started his teaching career in 1977 until his retirement 34 years later. He was a teacher and coach in Scott County, VA.

Johnny was largely involved in the establishment of the Little League of Scott County. He was a member of the Virginia State Tournament Umpire Association, a State Officer in the Little League Association, and he also officiated many high school sports events. Johnny was also a leader in the community. He was a volunteer for the Scott County and Nickelsville Rescue Squads, and a member of the Virginia Education Association (VEA).

Johnny enjoyed his time traveling and spending time with his family and his friends.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer Trent Begley and boyfriend, Justin Stanley, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Nicole Trent and “adopted” daughter, Amber Adams, Wise, VA; granddaughter, Alisha Begley; grandson, Levi Begley; brother, Ronnie Trent and wife, Carol, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sisters, Patsy Hartsock and husband, Leslie, Kingsport, TN and Margie Trent of Lexington, NC; nieces, Becky Hosein and husband, Wahid, Church Hill, TN and Robin Cole and husband, James, Gate City, VA; and nephew, Ryne Trent, Ft. Blackmore, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bob Richards, Rev. Larry Beavers, and Rev. L.W. Salling officiating. The New Grace Trio will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at the Childress Cemetery, Dungannon, VA. Junior Begley, Jesse Carpenter, Larry Gillenwater, Travis Dorton, Bobby Castle, Ryne Trent, Larry Epperson, and Eddie Sluss will serve as pallbearers. Bob Huff, Ted Young, Ricky Beavers, Clyde Beavers, Randy Beavers, J.M. Dorton, John Fred Trent and Ronnie Dorton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Johnny Ray Trent

 

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Mrs. Julia Trent

FORT BLACKMORE - Mrs. Julia Ann Trent, 91, of Route I, Ft. Blackmore, died at Holston Valley Hospital at 4:55 a.m. this morning, after a short illness. She was born in Pike County, Ky., and had spent most of her life in Scott County, Va. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Louise M. Elliott of Kingsport; three

sons, John and Earl Trent, both of Ft. Blackmore, Bob Trent of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Cynthia Powers of Coeburn; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
January 22, 1970

Julia Ann Trent

Born Mar. 28, 1879 Died Jan 22,1970

Services

Ft. Blackmore Methodist Church Saturday, Jan 24, 1970 2:00 pm

Clergymen Rev. Ray Stafford  and Rev Wrightly Salling

Music

Interment

Trent Cemetery in Fort Blackmore, Va

Survivors

Daughter Mrs. Lousie M. Elliott , Kingsport, Tn

Sons

John H. Trent Fort Blackmore

Earl Trent  Fort Blackmore

Bob Trent Norfolk, Va

Sister Synthia Powers Coeburn Va

17 grandchildren

23 Great grandchildren

Pallbearers

Friends

The family will receive friends at ethe funeral home Thursday and Friday nights. The body will be taken to the church 1hr before sevice.

Submitted by Rebecca Trent-Hosein
Source Unknown


Lisa Ann (Huckaby) Cupit Trent

CHURCH HILL - Lisa Ann Huckaby Cupit, 40, of 1035 Virginia St., passed away suddenly Friday (Dec. 13, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Lisa Ann was a lifelong resident of Church Hill and attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She graduated from Church Hill High School and received her bachelor's degree in nursing from ETSU.

She served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as a nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Trent ; her father, Earl Huckaby; and cousin, Randy Huckaby.

Survivors include two daughters, Trisha and Stephanie Cupit of the home; father of her children, Steve Cupit, Clanton, Ala.; her mother and stepfather, Betty and Larry Hamilton, Church Hill; one sister, Tammy Birchfield, Church Hill; brother, Casey Huckaby, Church Hill; two stepsisters, Lisa Grindstaff, Rogersville, and Angie Johnson, Kingsport; special niece, Tina Flannigan, Church Hill; three great-nephews; several other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home in Church Hill, and anytime at the home of her mother, Betty Hamilton, 275 Ross Town Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh and the Rev. Alvin Skelton officiating.

Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Hurd, Dustin Alley, Darrell Parson, Jeff Parson, William Pearson, Lynn Parson, James Feagins and Travis Johnson.

Honorary bearers will be Clarence Huckaby and Tommy Huckaby.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Betty Hamilton, 275, Ross Town Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lokiel (Ketron) Trent

KINGSPORT - Lokiel Ketron Trent entered into eternal rest Monday ( Jan. 10, 2005 ) in the Indian Path Medical Center .

Lokiel was born on May 14, 1916 , the daughter of the late Jerry and Maggie (Woods) Ketron. She was a member of Andrew Memorial Chapel Community Church , where she served in the Ladies Group and also sang in the choir. She was a former singer and guitarist with the "Country Gospel Singers."

She was employed at Borden Mills "J.P. Stevens" in her earlier years and then at Kay Uniform. After retiring, she sewed and did alterations for everyone who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William A. Trent; an infant son, Howard Wayne Trent; and her adult son, Ronald Gale Trent; a grandson, Barron Shane Dawn; great-granddaughter, Chantae Desmin Ketron; two sisters, Wertie Ketron Edwards and Marie Ketron Hartgrove; her brothers, Bordie "Dee" Ketron and Milton Ketron; her nephew, Leslie Hartgrove; and sister-in-law, Dorsie Ketron.

Lokiel is survived by her two daughters, Janice McNutt and husband Wayne, and Sloane "Wanda" Mullins; grandchildren, Jeff Ketron and wife Sharon, Tim Ketron and wife Joy, Teresa Cook and husband Jackie, Chris Ketron and wife Susan, Todd Dawn and fiancée India Cubinski; her great-grandchildren, Brian Ketron and wife Susan, Carrie Ketron, Logan Cook, Seth Ketron and Faith Ketron; her two great-great-granddaughters, Drew Ketron and Macy Ketron; and one great-great-grandson, Cade Ketron; sister-in-law, Rose Ketron of Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her special friends and caregivers were Sloane Mullins, Charlotte Hartgrove, Donald Ray Moore, Eula Keller, Harvey and Loraine Shepherd, Bob and Shirley Stokes.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Sloane Mullins.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clint Hensley and the Rev. Roy Leedy officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery . Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeff Ketron, Chris Ketron, Tim Ketron, Todd Dawn, Brian Ketron, Logan Cook, Seth Ketron and Jackie Cook.

In lieu of flowers, Lokiel requested that donations be made to the Andrew Memorial Chapel Community Church Building Fund, 5012 Andrew Street, Kingsport, TN 37660 or to the Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ivajean Gilreath, 736 Chadwell Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Trent family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Lee Trent

Funeral services for Robert Lee Trent will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Blackmore Methodist Church with Rev. Vance Sherwood and Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Burial will follow in the Trent Family Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight and Tuesday night. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News

Robert Lee Trent Born June 8,1910 died March 2,1974

Survivors  

Son Jack Trent  U.S. Army Falls church VA

Sister:

Mrs. Curtiss Elliott, Kingsport Tn

Brothers :

Earl Trent 

John Trent  both of Fort Blackmore, VA

2 grandchildren

Pallbearers : Friends

Services Fort Blackmore United Methodist Church

Wednesday March 6,1974

2:00pm

Clergymen

Rev Vance Sherwood

Rev Wrightly Salling

Music Quartet

Interment

Trent Cemetery in Fort Blackmore VA

The family will Receive friends at the funeral home 7-8  pm Monday night and the 7-9 pm Tuesday night and the body  will be taken to the church 1 hr before service.

Submitted by Rebecca Trent-Hosein
Source Unknown

Tony Blake Trent

CHURCH HILL - Tony Blake Trent, 46, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Father's Day (June 16, 2002) at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Church Hill, where he graduated from Church Hill High School in 1973. He had also graduated from Bristol University in 1982.

He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bascum Trent; his mother, Edna Wilder Trent; two brothers, Dudley Trent and Baxter Trent; and his father-in-law, Earl Clayton Huckaby.

As a loving husband, father and brother, he left behind his loving wife, Lisa Huckaby Trent; two stepdaughters, Trisha Cupit and Stephanie Cupit; two daughters, Maegan Trent and Katelyn Trent; two brothers, Van Trent, Gray, and Phil Trent and his wife Jo Ann, Kingsport; four nephews and two nieces; four great-nephews and four great-nieces; mother-in-law, Betty Lou Hamilton; sister-in-law, Tammy Lou Burchfield; brother-in-law, Casey Earl Huckaby, all of Church Hill.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call at the home, 1035 Virginia St., Church Hill.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Arnold Trent

William Arnold Trent, 78, 226 Chadwell Road, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday ( May 16, 1992 ) at Hillside Manor Nursing Home after a short illness.

Born in Lee County , Va. , he had lived most of his life in the Kingsport area.  He was a truck driver for Mason-Dixon, rretiring in 1972 after 22 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Lokiel Trent, of the home; two daughters, Janice Ketron, Kingsport, and Mrs. David (Wanda) (Sloane) Mullins, Fort Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Eliza Crawford, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clint Hensley and the Rev. John R. Browder officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hermon Cemetery in Scott County .

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 17, 1992
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Wanda Joyce (Summie) Trepanosky

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Mrs. Wanda "Joyce" Summie Trepanosky, 60, died Sunday (March 7, 2004) at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a daughter of the Pearlie Begley Summie Gray, and the late Oriville Summie. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, infant Gerald Summie and Billy Summie; and sister, Sharon Summie Townsend.

Mrs. Trepanosky lived most of her life in Gray, living in Florida the past 18 years. She was an employee of the former North Electric in Gray and worked for Wal-Mart in Clearwater Fla., for the past eight years in the gardening department.

She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, David Trepanosky, of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Keith Landaker, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Tracy Guadalupe, Hillsborough N.C., Laurie and Phil Castle, Gray, and Trudy Carroll, Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmie and Shelby Summie, David and Diane Summie and Bobby Summie, all of Jonesborough; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Darrell Dixon, Staffordsville, Ky.; brother-in-law, Mike Townsend, Elizabethton; mother-in-law, Marian Coxson, Masury, Ohio; sister-in-law, Charlotte Summie, Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren Jodie Landaker, Gennie Landaker, Corey Fillers, Christie Fillers, Brittany Baker, Alex Rogers, Kaley Castle, Shawn Kallis and Mariah Carroll; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough and other times at the residence of her mother.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenvale Missionary Baptist Church in Gray with the Rev. Paul Manis and the Rev. Bill Ponder officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

Pallearers will be family and friends.

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Lesa Robin (Hillman) Tritt

DUNGANNON, Va. — Lesa Robin Hillman Tritt, 49, of Big Stoney Creek, escaped the bondage of this earthly life to make Heaven her home on Monday (Nov. 17, 2008).
Lesa was the most wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend this world has ever known. She was loved by her family and her strength and courage will be the rock that keeps them strong. Lesa was a child of God and stood boldly on the promise that she would be waiting on Heaven’s shore.
She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Hillman; her grandparents; and her mother and father-in-law.
She is survived by her dear husband, the love of her life, Ricky Tritt; son, her world, TJ Tritt, both of the home; two-step daughters, Tressa Tritt and Samantha Helton and husband, Chris; her precious mother, Hazel Hillman; one brother and sister-in-law, Gregory and Barbara Hillman; one sister and brother-in-law, Roger and Katie Carter; one nephew, Stewart Splawn and wife, Savannah; two precious nieces to whom she was their "Nini," Natasha Hillman and Megan Carter. Lesa also left a huge extended family of in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, other nephews and her church family.
Calling hours will be Thursday 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. Barron Duffy and the Rev. Randall Shupe officiating.
Music will be provided by Kathy Fugate and the Bryant Family with Dewayne Hammonds.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11:45 a.m. to go into procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Splawn, Bruce Graham, Brandon Talford, Derrick Bowen, Wayne Begley, James Salling, Brad Hillman, Nathaniel Smith and Daniel Tritt.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Tritt family.

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L. Eugene “Gene” Trondsen

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Mr. L. Eugene “Gene” Trondsen, passed away on June 24, 2009.

Veteran of the U.S. Navy; Graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Retired salesman with Trondsen Leather Company; Charter Member and Elder of Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by parents Trond and Valeria Dowless Trondsen.

Survived by wife of 46 years, Betty Hillman Trondsen; son, Woodrow E. Trondsen; daughter, Nancy (Don) Warden; grandchildren, Don, Jonathan and Ellen Warden all of Franklin, Tenn.; sister, Linnea T. Chesser of Wilmington, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church, Rev. Sally Hughes and Rev. Will Berger officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. (EST) Sunday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Stephens, Conrad Matthews, Past and Present Elders of Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289.

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Betty Sue (Page) Rhoton Truman

DUFFIELD, Va. — Betty Page Truman, 75, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2008) at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield.
She was born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 10, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Eugene Page and Gertrude Fields Page. She retired from Gem City Engineering in Dayton, Ohio, as a machine operator.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Everette Rhoton; sister, Nannie Kate Houseright; brothers, Bill, Bud, Willie and Tommy Page.
Surviving are her husband, Everett Allen Truman, Jr., Dayton, Ohio; daughters, Judy Gilliam and husband, Echol, Duffield, Va., Patsy Combs and husband, Gene, Lewisburg, Ohio, Reta Peters and husband, Michael, Yuma, Va.; son, Bobby Rhoton and wife, Nancy, Hiltons, Va.; sister, Linda Smith, Yuma, Va.; brother, Mike Page, Baileyton; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at the residence of Judy and Echol Gilliam.
Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.
Music will be provided by Way of Cross.
Graveside services will follow at Hensley Cemetery in the Speers Ferry community.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Norman Carroll Trussell

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Norman Carroll Trussell, 63, of 328 A Old Dunham Bridge Road, died on Friday (Feb. 23, 2007) at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Sullivan County and was the the son of Vesta Mae Pierson Trussell and the late Charles George Trussell. He retired from Greenville County Schools, Mitchell Road Elementary and attended Marathon Community Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Trussell.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Horne Trussell, of the home; his mother of Kingsport; three children, Norman Carroll (Scott) Trussell, Sonya Gilliam and Anthony Trussell, all of Kingsport; three step-children, Tammi Smith and James Hill, of Townville and Angel Cater, of Anderson; a brother, Charles Trussell of Kingsport; five grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park, where family and friends may assemble at the funeral home from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m.

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

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Vesta Mae (Pierson) Trussell

KINGSPORT — Vesta Mae Trussell, 94, made her transition to the other side, Feb. 2, 2012, at Indian Path Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., Vesta was a long-time resident of Kingsport. She retired after many years of service with the City of Kingsport School System – Food Service. Vesta attended Kendrick’s Creek United Methodist Church.

In addition of her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles George Trussell, Sr.; son, Norman Trussell; and grandson, Jeffrey Trussell.

Survivors include her son, Charles Trussell, Jr. of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Anthony, Scott, Terry, Sonya and Renee; three great-grandchildren ; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Rufus Pierson of Kingsport; one daughter-in-law, Thelma Ellenburg of Greenville, S.C.; and special friends, Mike and Kay Hale.

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

A celebration of life service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Susan Lankfork officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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

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Winifred Helen (Bishop) Miller Tuggle

NORTON, Va. - Winifred Miller Tuggle, 79, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Sept. 14, 2001) at her home in Abingdon, Va., following an extended battle with cancer.

She was born and raised in Scott County, Va. and made her home in Big Stone Gap and Norton for many years. She had resided in Abingdon since 1986.

Mrs. Tuggle was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. She worked as a hairdresser for a number of years. She was involved for several years in the Norton Citizens' Band Radio Club and bowled on several league teams.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Mosley and Conley Bishop; her first husband of 42 years, Deward B. Miller; infant son, Jerry Lynn Miller; a granddaughter, Rachelle Surrett; three sisters, Estella Moore, Margaret Allen, and June Durham; two brothers, Earl Bishop and Eugene Bishop.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Tuggle, Abingdon, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Carol Miller, Wise, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Glenn Wells, Duffield, Va., and Nancy and Eugene Collins, Newberry, S.C.; three grandsons, Michael Surrett, Newberry, S.C., Eddie Wells and wife, Melissa, Roanoke, Va., Deven Miller, Wise, Va.; two great-grandsons, Todd and Zachery Surrett, Newburgh, N.Y.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Esta Bishop, Sulphur, La., and Coy and Jo Bishop, Kingsport; one sister, Angelea Wells, Rye Cove, Va. Also, Mrs. Tuggle was cared for by Naomi Barrett, RN, Denise Davidson, LPN and Paige Debard, CNA.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hagy-Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton, Va.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.

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Harlow Cornelous Tunnell

Harlow C. Tunnell, 84, Hawkins County, formerly of Green County, went to be with the Lord Friday (Oct. 11, 2002).

He was a farmer and retired from Dodge of Rogersville in 1979. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a Christian and a member of Greenvale Baptist Church and attended Magnolia Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Turffa and Robert C. Tunnell; five brothers, Gilbert, Cubert, Elmer, Alvia, George Haskel and William "Bill" Tunnell; grandson, Mark Randall Newman.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years of marriage, Mary Dell Frazier Tunnell, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Charles and Kay Caldwell, Kermit and Edith Bentley, Mark and Velma Newman, all of Surgoinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Harlow C. Jr. and Carolyn Tunnell of Rogersville; four grandchildren, David Caldwell and Robin Lee, Neil Tunnell and Kristy T. Fields; five great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; a stepgrandson, Greg Price; brother, Robert Tunnell of Van Hill; aunt, Sally Roberts, of Greenville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville and anytime at the home of Charles and Kay Caldwell, 420 Watterson Gap Road, Surgoinsville.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fain Arnold and the Rev. Bryon Thurman officiating.

Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military graveside services at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens immediately following funeral services.

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Mary Dell (Frazier) Tunnell

ROGERSVILLE - Mary Dell Frazier Tunnell, 88, of Rogersville, passed away Thursday (April 21, 2011) at Church Hill Health Care.

She was a born again Christian from the age of 11 and an active member of Longs Bend Baptist Church until declining health. She was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlow C. Tunnell, Sr.; grandson, Mark Randall Newman; parents, Bower and Lawrence Frazier; brother, Henry C. Frazier; sisters, Shirley Oaks, Willie Ruth Quillen, Maggie Tipton, Ima Jean Frazier and Geneva Deaver.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Charles and Kay Caldwell, Kermit and Edith Bentley, Mark and Velma Newman, of Surgoinsville; son and daughter-in-law, Harlow C. Jr. and Carolyn Tunnell of Rogersville; four grandchildren, David Caldwell, Robin Lee, Neil Tunnell and Kristy Woodby; step-grandson, Greg Price; seven great-grandsons and one great- granddaughter; two sisters, Allie Fair and Earnest Blair of Gate City, Va., and Nancy Jane Ketron of Gray; a special brother-in-law, Cleveland Tipton of Gate City, Va.; a number of nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the staff of Church Hill Health Care.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Christian- Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. J.B. Hughes officiating.

Burial will follow at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

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Emma Sue (Darnell) Dougherty Turlington

AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Emma Sue Turlington , 75, died Sunday ( Sept. 12, 1999 ) at Winter Haven Hospital .

Mrs. Turlington was born in Gate City, on February 20, 1924. She came to Auburndale in 1969 from Gate City . She was a homemaker and a member of Marble Point Methodist Church , Gate City .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin L. “Pappy” Turlington .

Surviving are two sons, Roger Dougherty, Auburndale, and Daniel Dougherty, Winter Haven ; a sister, Ann Gordon, Gate City ; a brother, John Darnell, Kingsport ; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Dr. , Auburndale , Fla.

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Billy Morison "Bill" Turner

In Memory of Billy Morison "Bill" Turner

January 29, 1929 - February 17, 2013

 Billy Morison "Bill" Turner, age 84, of Kingsport, passed on to be with the Lord, on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Turner was a native of Ft. Blackmore in Gate City, Virginia, and the son of the late Jim and Bessie Jane Fraiser Turner. He was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and proudly served in the United States Army and then served for 5 years in the United States Air Force as a jet mechanic during the Korean War. He retired from Mead Paper after 42 years of service. Mr. Turner was a Christian and attended Red Hill Baptist Church in Gate City, VA and was a charter member and past president of the East Tennessee Corvair Club. He loved restoring old cars, attending car shows, going on drives with his club, and eating hamburgers. He was noted for making his special chili, along with other dishes. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Claude Turner and James H. Turner; and a sister, Thelma Freeman.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Coley Turner; daughter, Cathy Turner, North Carolina; son, Mark Turner, Kingsport; granddaughter, Christina Paul, of North Carolina; brother, Howard Turner, Mokena, IL, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor James Vernon McDavid, officiating. Music will be provided by Robert Sizemore. Burial will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with full military honors by The American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post # 265, in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Virginia. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be A. L. King, George Teague, Howard Hudson, Don Jessie, Michael Price, Bob Froseth, A. H. Holbrook, and Lowell Thompson. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 12:45 for the service.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Red Hill Freewill Baptist Church, 1674 Red Hill Road, Gate City, VA, 24251 or to a charity of your choice.

East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Turner family.

East Lawn Funeral Home obituaries at www.eastlawnkingsport.com

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Canara L. Turner

Apr 5, 1904 – Feb 22, 1994

Canara L. Turner, formerly of Weber City, Va., died at 2 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1994) at the residence of his daughter, Imogene Hillman, 849 Mimosa Drive, Kingsport.             .

Born in Haysi, Va., he lived all his adult life in Ft. Blackmore, Va., before moving to Weber City in 1979. He was a retired merchant from Ft. Blackmore Hardware.

Mr. Turner served as deacon at Pine Grove Baptist Church for many years and attended Fellowship Chapel in Ft. Blackmore. After moving to Weber City, Va., he
attended Sallevs Chapel.

He was preceded in death by hls wife, Elsie Owens Turner, March 1991; three sisters and four brothers.

He was the son of the late John and Rachel Hay Turner.

Surviving in addition to a daughter is two daughters, Mary T. Gray, Kingsport and Maxine T. Quillen, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in A, B, and C at the funeral home with the Rev. Gerald Hopkins and Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carter Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore.

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Helen Gladys (Fields) Turner

KINGSPORT - Gladys Fields Turner, 87, 165 Bluebell Drive, died Sunday morning ( Dec. 21, 2003 ) at the Wexford House.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she moved to Kingsport in 1946. She retired as office manager from W.T. Grant Dept. Store.

She was a member of Mount Calvary Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Warpath Drive .

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Turner; son, William Phillip Turner; her parents; two sisters, Reatha Sams and Lucy Carter; brother, Jess Willard Fields; son-in-law, James T. Crockett.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Jeanne Turner Hunnicutt and husband Mack, Gate City, Va., Sylvia Turner Crockett, Kingsport; one son, Alan Randall Turner and wife Lisa, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Gay Nell Turner, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Shelton, Weber City, Va., and Emma Williams, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday ( Dec. 22, 2003 ) at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of her daughter, Sylvia, 800 Ward Ave.

Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday ( Dec. 22, 2003 ) in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Richard Willis officiated.

Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery .

Pallbearers were grandsons and elders of Mount Calvary Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mount Calvary Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1369 Warpath Dr. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37664 .

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Marie Rassie (Tiller) Turner

KINGSPORT — Marie R. Turner age 84, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Sunday (May 31, 2009) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Dickenson Co., Va. She was a member of Darthula Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Samuel Turner; parents, George and Maxine Barton Tiller; grandson, David Turner; sisters, Blanche Woods, Ruby Tiller and Clara Odle; brother, Opie Tiller; and son-in-law, Harry Vermillion.

Surviving are daughter, Charlotte Vermillion, Kingsport; son, Darris Turner and wife, Peggy, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Pamela Gramberg and husband, Art, Jackie Vermillion and wife, Jill, Jimbo Turner and wife, Tabetha; great-grandchildren, Kristen Gramberg, Chelsea Gramberg, Tyler Vermillion, Abby Turner and McKenzie Turner; sisters, Thelma Rector, Kingsport, Mildred Whitt and husband, Elijah, Kingsport; special foster son, Jim Hicks and wife, Donna, Pigeon Forge; special family friend, Barbara Anderson, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City and anytime at the residence of Charlotte Vermillion.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jim Mullins officiating.

Music will be provided by Darthula Church Choir.

Pallbearers will be EG McGlothlin, David Morrison, Don Smith, Sam Hartsock, Jack Vermillion and Gene Vermillion.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Odle, George Odle, Benny Vermillion, Larry Thompson, Joe Taylor and Don Gillenwater.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darthula Baptist Church building fund, 1741 Lunsford Mill Rd., Hiltons, Va. 24258

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Mary Ruth (Osborne) Turner

JEFFERSON CITY , Tenn. - Mary Ruth Osborne Turner died Monday (Sept. 19, 2005) at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, after an extended illness.

A longtime Jefferson City resident, Mrs. Turner was the widow of prominent Carson-Newman professor and Jefferson County minister, Dr. R.R. Turner.

Mrs. Turner was born May 20, 1922 in Blackwater, Va., to the late James K. and Molly Horton Osborne. She graduated from Blackwater High School and received a B.A. degree from Lincoln Memorial University and an M.A. degree from the University of Tennessee , Knoxville .

Mrs. Turner began her lifelong career in education teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Lee County , Va. , and later taught in high schools in Lee and Wise Counties in Virginia and in Jefferson County , Tenn. She became an assistant professor at Carson-Newman College in 1959, where she taught English until her retirement in 1990.

Mrs. Turner is survived by daughter, Ellen Gutierrez of Dandridge, Tenn.; grandchildren, Roberto and Viviana Gutierrez of Nashville, and Jason Gregory of Anchorage, Alaska; brother, Aaron and wife Charlotte Osborne of Castlewood, Va.; sisters, Esther Roop of Dayton, Ohio, and Evelyn and husband Dick Muller of Lexington, Ky.; sister-in-law, Nita Bond of Coeburn, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews; generations of Carson-Newman College alumni whom she taught and many friends in Jefferson County.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church , 1610 Russell Avenue , Jefferson City , Tenn.

The family will receive friends at the church before the service.

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Peggy Ann (Maddux) Turner

Peggy Maddux Turner , died suddenly Thursday morning ( Dec. 3, 1998 ). At the time of her death, she was serving as a member of the Board of Mayor and Alderman and served as executive director of DKA for 14 years. She was a catalyst for the Survivors Club and a member of the Rotary Club of Kingsport . She was involved in many other civic activities. She had served on many lay ministerial committees at First Broad Street United Methodist Church . Her legacy of laughter, Pearl Prillhart, entertained thousands throughout the southeast over the past 20 years, warming hearts with wholesome downhome humor and unexpected antics. She believed in the healing power of laughter and never missed the opportunity to share a cheerful moment. She looked for and brought out the best in others and continually championed the underdog. She loved the downtown and her revitalization efforts benefited Kingsport through the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Maddux; a brother, Calvin (Jimmy) Maddux Jr.; a half sister, Pauline Blalock.

Surviving are her husband, Robert J. Turner , Kingsport; two sons, Robert J. Turner Jr., Atlanta, Ga., and David R. Turner , Nashville; a daughter, Cindy J. Turner , Kingsport; two sisters, Jane Wade, Kingsport, and Martha Walker, Kingsport; two half sisters, Lena May Wall, Pensacola, Fla., and Louise Hobbs, Hiltons, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Neal, Dr. Harold Bales and the Rev. David Hackett officiating. Friends may also call immediately following the memorial service Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to DKA Foundation, Memorial for Peggy Turner , 108 E. Main St., Suite 119 , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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Lee Roy Turner

GATE CITY, Va. - Mr. Lee Roy Turner, 71, Gate City, Va., was born on March 31, 1935 in Scott County, Va. He departed this life on Thursday morning ( Nov. 23, 2006 ) after a lingering illness.

He visited Central Baptist Church and New Covenant Family Church in Johnson City .

He graduated from Douglass High School and from Swift Junior College in Rogersville. He received his BS Degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City in 1977. He retired from TVA in Chattanooga , Tenn. after 18 years of service as a Materials Manager.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peareline and Lois Patton Turner; one sister, Mrs. Zelma Moore; and three infant grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Turner, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Joni (C.K.) Hughes, Kingsport, and Dr. Teri Hunter, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Mr. Marcus Hughes, Mrs. Jada McGee, Kingsport, Mr. Lee Bravell (LaToya) McClintock, and Mr. Casey J. McClintock, Johnson City; one sister, Mrs. Carolyn (Ollie) Billingsley, Chicago, Ill.; three aunts, Ms. Laura Gaines, of California, Ms. Betty Wolfe and Mrs. Elizabeth (Oscar) Simpson, Gate City, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Ms. Wanda McMiller and Ms. Dorothea McMiller, Kingsport; four great-grandchildren, Jamie, Haley, and Dalvin Hughes, and Alexis Davis; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church . Friends may call at the residence at any time.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 7 p.m. from the church, with Rev. Dr. Anthony Daniels officiating.

Interment will be conducted on Tuesday ( Nov. 28, 2006 ) at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Robinson Funeral Services, Kingsport, is serving the family.

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Signal J. (Pearcy) Turner

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Signal J. Turner , 65, went to be with our Lord on Saturday (Sept. 4, 1999) after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Turner was a homemaker and a member of the Flag Pond Community Church.

She was preceded in death by a loving husband, Roy C. Turner in 1993; father, Elmer Pearcy in 1992; mother, Allie (Sutherland) Pearcy in 1980.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Steven Brogan, Clinchport; son and daughter-in-law, Roy D. and Brenda Turner , Clinchport; three grandchildren, Cynthia Evans, Nicholas Turner , Tiffany Turner ; two great-grandchildren, Joel and Kayla Evans; three sisters, Naomi Shelton, Big Stone Gap, Va., Charlotte Bledsoe, Pattonsville, Va., Faye Powers, Richmond, Va.; three brothers, Fred Pearcy, big Stone Gap, Va., Ralph Pearcy, and Harley Pearcy, both of Pattonsville, Va.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Ewing Gilliam officiating. Music will be by Jeral Pearcy, Igary Pearcy and Danny Moneyhun. Pallbearers will be Ray Shelton, Chris Woods, Jerry Byington, Kyle Spivey, Jeff Glass, and Fred Arwood. Burial will be at Pearcy Family Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va.

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Hannah Ruth (France) Tyler

KINGSPORT - Hannah Ruth France Tyler, 70, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday (Oct. 10, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was of the Baptist faith. Her inspiring, kind heart, loving spirit and strong faith will live on in the blessed hearts of those who knew her. Hannah was an unconditional loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on March 2, 1935, to the late James Junior and Lula Byrd France.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odie Albert Tyler; and two brothers, Guy Roosevelt and Garland Keith France.

She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia K. Guy, and Connie Vicars and husband Ronnie, both of Kingsport; two sons, Jack Tyler and wife Debbie, Fall Branch, and Michael Tyler, Kingsport; grandchildren, Chandise Fink, Christina Lucas, Clint Gardner, Michelle Dennison, Angela Guy, Pastor Travis Tyler, Tiffiney Tyler, Ronnie Vicars, Randy Vicars and Jessee Vicars; five great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Ruth France, and brother-in-law, Bill Woods. Also several nieces, nephews and a host of friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Victor Wallace and Rev. Carl Strickler officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at Old Kingsport Cemetery on Thursday at 11 a.m. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Odie Albert Tyler

Odie Albert Tyler , 66, 2024 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday morning (July 13, 1998) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County (Fairview community), Va., he moved to Kingsport at an early age. He was a retired brick mason and a member of B.A.C. of America Local No. 8 Union for 40 years. He was a Christian and attended several churches.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lizzie Robbins Tyler ; two brothers, Jimmy Tyler and Billy Tyler ; and five sisters, Margie Davenport, Annie Grubbs, Barbara Webb, Edna Bowery and Laura Woods.

Surviving are his wife, Hannah France Tyler , of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie and Ronnie Vicars and Patricia Guy, all of Kingsport; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jack and Debbie Tyler , Fall Branch, and Mike Tyler , Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Reed, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the residence, 2024 Netherland Inn Road.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eckel Herron and the Rev. Roger Herron officiating.

Burial will follow at Old Kingsport Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Wilma Ruth (Robinette) Tyler

KINGSPORT - Wilma Ruth "Granny" Tyler, 93, 313 Amber St., formerly of Fairview, Va., passed away at Holston Valley Medical Center Thursday (July 25, 2002) after a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin Taylor and Verna Robinette; her husband, William ‘'Bill''Tyler; three brothers; two sisters and one great-great grandson.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Billie Sue and James H. Berry, Clinchport, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Margaret Tyler, Kingsport; two granddaughters, Rhonda Bryant and Tanya Morse; four grandsons, Dale, Gale, James W. "Bo'' Berry and Glen Tyler, Jr.; two sisters, Cora Robinette and Lina Schuessler; two nieces, Phyllis Mays and Margaret Koft; one nephew, Nick Schuessler; 20 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home. Friends may visit the homes of family members at anytime.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with Brother Danny Sykes and Brother Jonathan Lovelace.

Music will be provided by Eddie McMillian.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Berry Family Cemetery, Big Ridge community.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery or at the funeral home at 12 noon.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made for her sisters in c/o of Dale Berry, Route. 3, Box 33B1, Clinchport, Va. 24244.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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