Scott County Historical Society

Scott County, Virginia

Obituaries
- Wa - Wilk -

Home ] Obits-A-Ai ] Obits-Ak-Ay ] Obits-Ba-Bi ] Obits-Beg-bi ] Obits-Bl-Bou ] Obits-bow-bz ] Obits-Ca-Cg ] Obits-Ch-Col ] Obits-Com-Cz ] Obits-D-Dil ] Obits-Din-Dy ] Obits-E ] Obits-Fa-Fol ] Obits-Ford-Fy ] Obits-Ga-Gilliam ] Obits-Gillis-Gy ] Obits-Ha-He ] Obits-Hi-Hz ] Obits-I ] Obits-Ja-Jobe ] Obits-Johnson-Jy ] Obits-K ] Obits-La-Lane, J. ] Obits-Lane, K-Lane,Z ] Obits-Laney-Lz ] Obits-Ma-McGathey ] Obits-McGee-My ] Obits-N ] Obits-O ] Obits-Pa-Peters ] Obits-Peterson-Py ] Obits-Q ] Obits-Ra-Rh ] Obits-Ri-Ry ] Obits-Sa-Sm ] Obits-Sn-Sy ] Obits-Ta-Te ] Obits-Th-Ty ] Obits-U ] Obits-V ] [ wa-wik ] Obits-Williams-X ] Obits-Y-Z ] Obit Index ]


Beulah Faye (Bellamy) Horton Waddell

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

KINGSPORT — Beulah Waddell, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Oct. 30, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Waddell; her parents, Henry and Monnie Williams Bellamy; sister, Madeline Cloud; and brother, Raymond Bellamy.

She is survived by her son, Pete Horton of Mount Carmel; two sisters, Audrey Puckett of Kingsport and Marjorie Gillentine of Memphis, Tenn. She is further survived by three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Emogene Mottern.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Dr. Rob Jones officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Beulah Waddell.

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles F. Waddell

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

KINGSPORT - Charles F. Waddell , died at 6 a.m. Friday (March 30, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. after a long illness.

He was born in Kingsport and lived his entire life here. He retired from Mason-Dixon Freight Line after 27 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, S.O. and Glenna Waddell ; two brothers, Ronald Waddell and S.O. Waddell Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah F. Waddell , Kingsport; a stepson, L.H. Horton, Mount Carmel; three stepgrandchildren; a sister, Mrs. R. Carl Counts, Kingsport; a brother, Frank Waddell , Baileyton; four nieces and two nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Weikel officiating.

Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Hillman, Dennis Robinson, Edward Waddell , Douglas Cloud, Bobby Elkins and Jerry Parnell.

Submitted by Don Lane

Edith Ann (Bledsoe) Wade

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Edith Ann Wade, 55, Route 1, passed away Sunday (May 5, 2002) at her sister's residence in Gate City.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on May 29, 1946. She was a floral designer and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wade; father, Raliegh Bledsoe; brother, Wayne Bledsoe; infant brother, James Douglas Bledsoe.

Surviving are her mother, Evelyn Arrington Bledsoe, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Ronnie Howington, Madisonville, Tenn., Jo and Oley Kelly, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Ruth Russell, Gate City, Va., Tammy and Dexter Harmon, Gate City, Va.; brothers and sister-in-law, Larry and Elma Bledsoe, Kingsport, and Don Bledsoe, Kingsport; stepsisters, Marie Mattingly, Louisville, Ky., and Rita Henson, Wilmington, Ohio; stepbrothers, Robert Bledsoe, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Jack Bledsoe, Fallston, Md., and Kermit Bledsoe, Grantsville, Md.; special nephews, Brett and Chris Harmon, Gate City, Va.; several aunts, uncles, 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 sister, Tammy Harmon.

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

Music will be provided by Sally's Chapel Quartet.

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

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lilly Ann Marie (Gillenwater) Wade

KINGSPORT — Lilly Ann Marie Gillenwater Wade , 37, of Kingsport, passed away early Thursday morning (Dec. 16, 2010) at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in Kingsport and had lived here all of her life. Ann enjoyed playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sue Gillenwater Braham.

Survivors includes her father, L.C. Gillenwater and wife, Catherine of Kingsport; her fiancé, Mike Hamilton of Kingsport; three brothers, Junior Gillenwater and wife, Hope of Fall Branch, Jonathon Gillenwater of Kingsport and DeWayne Gillenwater and wife, Kim of Fall Branch; five nieces, Angel Gillenwater, Britney Gillenwater, Tabatha Gillenwater, Tara Gillenwater, Sarah Gillenwater; and one nephew, Tyler Gillenwater.

Funeral services were private.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Ellen Wade

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Mary Ellen Wade, 48, died Sept. 2, 2006 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

She was born Feb. 15, 1958 to the late Gene and Myra Wade.

Including her parents, she was a sister of the late Paul Wade.

Mary will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary was a 1976 graduate of City High School in Gate City, Va. She had worked as a cashier at Addington Shell Station after graduated high school. Mary had spent most of her adult life in Tennessee.

Survivors include two sisters, Patsy Melton Sexton and husband, Harold, Kingsport and Wilma Wade, Gate City, Va.; four brothers, Frank Wade and wife, Shirley, Pat Wade and wife, Sue, Mack Wade and wife, Judy and Lonnie Wade, all of Gate City, Va. Mary had several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Karnes officiating.

Music will be provided by Pat Wade.

A private burial will be held for the family members.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myra Ellen (Gilliam) Wade

GATE CITY, Va. - Myra Ellen Gilliam Wade, 67, West Jackson Street, died Tuesday (March 17, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, and was a homemaker and member of West End Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Wade in 1984; and her parents, Thomas and Mandy McDavid Gilliam.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Wilma Jean Wade and Miss Mary Ellen Wade, both of Gate City, and Mrs. Patsy Ann Melton, Kingsport; five sons, Paul J. Wade, Fort Blackmore, Va., Frank Wade, Clinchport, Va., Mack Wade, Pat Wade, and Lonnie Wade, all of Gate City; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Glen Gilliam, Gate City; one half-sister, Roxie Short, Mt. Carmel; one halfbrother, Odus Peters, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. H.P. Venable, the Rev. Lester Smith, and the Rev. William Berry officiating.

Burial will be in West End Baptist Church Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Egbert “Bill” Wade

DRYDEN - W. E. (Bill) Wade, 79, died Saturday night [8/31/1968] in a local hospital after a short illness.

He had been a resident of Lee County for the past 30 years and was a retired machinist and farmer. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of St. Charles, Va.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Roxie Palmer Wade of Dryden; one son, Charles Wade of St. Charles; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Davenport and Mrs. Lillian Palmer, both of Dryden; one brother, Owen Wade of Kingsport; two sisters. Mrs. Kate Moody and Mrs. Victoria Jones, both of Kingsport; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sturgill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(William E. Wade was b. in Scott Co., son of Charles and Alba (Lawson) Wade.)

KINGSPORT TIMES / Monday, September 2, 1968

Submitted by Don Lane

Wilma Jean Wade

GATE CITY, Va. - Wilma Jean Wade, 61, entered into rest Friday (June 15, 2007).

She was born in Scott County, Va. to the late Eugene Wade and Myra Ellen Gilliam Wade.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ellen Wade and Peggy Jo Wade; one brother, Paul Junior Wade.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Patsy Melton Sexton and Harold, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Shirley Wade, Gate City, Va., Mack and Judy Wade, Gate City, Va., Pat and Sue Wade, Gate City, Va. and Lonnie Wade, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of her brother, Pat Wade, Yuma Road, Gate City, Va.

Services will be announced at a later date with Rev. Gary Sloan and Evang. Pat Wade officiating.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Wade family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Sandra (Palmer) Wagner

KINGSPORT — Sandra Palmer Wagner, died early Saturday morning (March 8, 2008) at her home.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Sullivan County practically all of her life. Sandra was a Troop Leader in the Girls Scouts of America for many years. She always enjoyed the outdoors.

Sandra was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Lester and Lois Palmer; brothers, Robert Palmer and John Palmer; sister-in-law, Donna Palmer; grandparents, Clarence and Eva Palmer, and John Henry and Victoria Enix.

Surviving are her husband, Floyd W. Wagner; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Mark Moore, Melisa and Randy Bledsoe; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Anita Wagner, Wesley and Mary Wagner, Marc Wagner and wife Sherry, all of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Celeste Palmer Dickson and husband Kim; brother, Gary Palmer; two sisters-in-law, Janet Palmer and Carolyn Palmer, all of Kingsport.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. David M. Burton and Chaplain Bob Gibson officiating.

Entombment services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Vic Burdine, Allyn Troutt, Brandon Wagner, Alex Dickson, Brian Palmer, Greg Palmer, Andrew Palmer, Chris Moore, Michael Farthing, and Steven Wagner.

The family extends a special thanks to Adventa Hospice Service, Eleanor Graham, Tammy Moody, Earlene Haynes, Barbara Darrow, and Chaplain Bob Gibson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adventa Hospice, 2612 N John B Dennis Hwy, Suite 3, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Sandra Palmer Wagner.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jo Evelyn (Jennings) Wagner

December 19, 1929 - September 14, 2013

Jo Evelyn Wagner, 83, of Kingsport, died peacefully Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Wexford House.

Jo was born and raised in Kingsport where she spent her entire life. She was a homemaker. Jo was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church and attended faithfully until declining health. Prior to her illness, she loved cooking and sending cards to family and friends. Joe will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who always had a smile for everyone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Wagner; son, Mike “Dirty Mike” Wagner; daughter, Mitzi Gott; her parents and one sister.

Jo is survived by daughter, Lisa Shipley and husband, Alan, Kingsport; four grandchildren, David Wagner, Kingsport, Travis Gott, Beaumont, TX, Todd Shipley, Nashville, TN, and Rachael Wagner, Church Hill; sister, Hazel Wagner, Michigan; son-in-law, Leroy Gott, Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank Wexford House for their care and compassion given to Joe over the past several years.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel, Kingsport. The service will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating. Music will be provided by Andy Coffman and Jerry Smith.

The graveside service will be on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 11:00 am, at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 am.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and Deacons of Sullivan Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan Baptist Church Building Fund, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport, TN 37660.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Jennings, Bellamy, Smith, Williams, Fulk, Dougherty, Tipton, Flanary, Lark, Moore, McConnell, Stallard)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

     Oscar Leonard Wagner

Gate City -- Oscar Leonard Wag­ner, 86, 182 W. Jackson Street, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday [8/13/1984] at HVH&MC.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a retired security guard for the State of Virginia and a Metho­dist.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eva Lane Wagner, Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. Clarice Davies, El Cajon, CA and Mrs. Geneva France, Kingsport; two sons, Bart Wagner, San Diego, CA and Earl Wagner, Lawton, Okla.; 14 grandchiIdren and 17 great-grand­children; three sisters, Mrs. Rinda Tunnell, Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Ida Bellamy, Murfreesboro, TN, Ollie Cunningham, Blountville; three half-sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Winkle, Kingsport, Mrs. Edna Seckler, Davisville, W. Va., and Mrs. Lillie Bell Adams, West Va.; two half-brothers, Bob Wagner, Ga. and J. C. Wagner, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News, Wednesday, August 15, 1984

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier (From Lola (Carter) Hutchins’ Collection)

Wagner Rites Are Set For Wednesday

Funeral services for William Kenneth (Kinnie) Wagner, 55, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bobbie Olterman and the Rev. Clarence Arnold will officiate. Burial will be in Wood Cemetery. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Wagner, convicted killer of five persons, died at about 3:45 p. m. Sunday while petting dogs at the prison in Parchman, Miss., where he had been confined.

Officials said the native of Scott County collapsed shortly alter asking to be temporarily released from his hospital be where he had been under treatment for a heart condition.

Wagner was one of the South's most widely known gunmen, and at one time, was Mississippi's most wanted killer. He was also renowned for his ability as an escape artist.

Survivors include his father, Charlie M. Wagner. Speers Ferry. Va.: his stepmother. Mrs. Louisa Wagner: seven sisters, Mrs. Joe Mann. Gate City. Mrs. Rinda Tunnel, Lexington. Ky., Mrs. Rod Bellamy, Donovan. Ill., Mrs. Frank Adams. Robinette. W. Va., Mrs. Carl Winkle. Speers Ferry. Mrs. Jack Seckly, New Jersey; Mrs. C. W. Cunningham, Kingsport; four brothers; Oscar Wagner of Gate City, Kelsey and J. C. Wagner, both of Kingsport and Robert C. Wagner, Washington, D. C.

Kingsport Times-News, March 11, 1958

William Kenneth Garland "Kinnie" Wagner

Kinnie Wagner Story Ends In Grave Beside His Mother

Special To The Herald Courier

GATE CITY , Va. , March 12 - The fabulous story of Kinnie Wagner ended today when his body was buried beside that of his mother on a mountainside near here.

A funeral home at nearby Weber City had estimated at least 10,000 persons viewed the body there Tuesday, but only a small portion of them followed the procession to the cemetery today.

Automobiles from Mississippi , where Wagner began his career of violence many years ago and where he died in the state penitentiary Sunday, were among those winding along the mountain road.

The coffin was opened for the 1ast time just before it was lowered into the grave. This time only close friends were within viewing distance.

Wagner has become a legend in this mountain country where he grew up and to which he returned in frequent escapes from a life sentence. Fiction has become mixed with the facts, and there are even conf1iting reports on the number of people he killed. The generally accepted version is there were at least five.

According to FBI files, Wagner first got into trouble when he was accused of stealing a watch in Mississippi . An ex-circus sharp-shooter, he became embroiled in a gunfight with officers in which his aim was deadly. Thereafter he was a hunted outlaw between periods of imprisonment.

Once, in 1924. he was sentenced to electrocution at Blountville , Tenn. , just across the state line from his home county for slaying two policemen. But he escaped and never was brought back to Blountville for execution of the sentence.

--------------------------------------------------------

WAGNER-Funeral services for William Kenny (Kinnie) Wagner Will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday [ 3/12/1958 ] in the chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , the Reverends Bobbie Alterman and Clarence Arnold officiating. Burial will be in the Wood Cemetery on the Nickelsville highway. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Herald Courier
Submitted by Don Lane

Cora Lee (Rhoton) Walker

February 11, 1927 - January 20, 2014

Cora Lee Walker, 86, of Duffield, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Monday (January 20, 2014) with her children and grandchildren by her side.

Cora was a lifelong resident of Scott County having lived in the Fairview area her entire life. She was a loving wife, mother, and “Mammy”, whom she was affectionately referred to by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will always be remembered by her family and friends for having a meek and quiet spirit. Cora was saved and baptized at an early age, and spoke often of going home to be with Jesus.

Cora was the last surviving child of the late John and Margaret Loudema (Frazier) Rhoton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Roy Walker; first born child, Tommy Walker; her grandchild. Tommy Lynn Walker; sisters, Della Bishop and Lillie Kate Benton; a brother, Harry Rhoton; son-in-law, Billy Ray Berry.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Patricia Berry (Duffield, VA), Betty (Chuck) Funderburg (Somerset, KY), Jerry (Janice) Walker (Kingsport, TN), Linda Taylor (Duffield, VA); grandchildren, Vicki (Eddie) Pearcy, Jeff (Karrie) Walker, Jennifer (Jim) Richmond, Jonathan (Melissa) Taylor; great grandchildren, Adam and Brian Pearcy, Bo and Cora Walker, Hannah and Emily Richmond, Christopher, Nathaniel, and Summer Taylor along with two special nieces and two special nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday (January 24, 2014) from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the home of her daughter, Patricia Berry.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday (January 24, 2014) at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Pastor Chuck Grimm, officiating. Music will be provided by the Way of the Cross Singers.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday (January 25, 2014) at Holston View Cemetery with Eddie Pearcy, Jim Richmond, Jonathan Taylor, Adam Pearcy, Christopher Taylor, and Brian Pearcy serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Walker, Nathaniel Taylor, Charles Bishop, and Larry Bishop. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday (January 25, 2014) to go in procession.

A special thank-you goes out to Barbara Mosier and Diane Rose of Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia, for the loving compassionate care you gave our mother. Words could never express our appreciation. Also, thank you to Dr. Michael W. Smith for his care over the years.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Thomas “Tommy” Walker

ROGERSVILLE - Mr. Roy Thomas (Tommy) Walker , 59, of 744 Mountain View Road , passed away Saturday ( March 30, 2002 ) at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Walker was a native of Clinchport, Va. , and had lived in Hawkins County since 1964. He was employed by the Sullivan County School System with 25 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Lynn Walker; paternal grandparents, Ross and Molly Walker; maternal grandparents, John and Loudema Rhoton.

Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Lucille (Lucy) Gilbert Walker, of the home; parents, Roy and Cora Lee Rhoton Walker of Clinchport Va.; three sisters and brother-in-laws, Patricia and Billy Berry of Clinchport, Va., Betty and Chuck Funderburg of Tipp City, Ohio, and Linda and Hal Reminger of Bluff City; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Janice Walker of Kingsport; mother-in-law, Lula Crawford of Mount Carmel; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call anytime at the residence of his parents in Clinchport , Va. , and his mother-in-law, Lula Crawford, 146 Birch St. , Mount Carmel .

Military graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bowser Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard.

Pallbearers will be Alvis Arnold, Alex Arnold, Douglas Head, Michael Gilbert, Steve Harless, Jonathan Taylor and Jeff Walker.

Honorary pallbearer will be Tonya Harless.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association and to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center .

Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Serena Ann “Cindy” (Wells) Story Walker

SMYRNA, Tenn. — Serena Ann (Cindy) Walker, 39, died Saturday (June 14, 2008) at Centennial Medical Center.

A native of Kingsport, she was the daughter of Patricia Ann Hale and David Farrell Wells.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth McDavid.

Survived by a son, Joshua Story, Smyrna, Tenn.; daughter, Megan Walker, Smyrna, Tenn.; mother and stepfather, Patricia and Jim Hall, Kingsport; father and stepmother, David and Juanita Wells, Kingsport; brother, David Mark Wells, New Jersey; maternal grandfather, Okley McDavid, Clinchport, Va.; paternal grandparents, Lillian and Burley Wells, Duffield, Va.; half-sister, Brandy Helton, Kingsport; half-brothers, Kevin and Brandon Wells, both of Kingsport; special niece, Elizabeth Wells, Duffield, Va.; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clark Jenkins officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Cindy may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation Middle and West Tennessee, 2202 Richard Jones Rd., Ste. C202, Nashville, Tenn. 37215-2809, www.epilepsyfoundation.org or to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at www.NationalMSSociety.org.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Walker family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Aggie Wallace

GREAT FALLS, SC -- Mrs. Aggie Bledsoe Wallace, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

     Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Great Fall, with the Reg. Greg Batchelor and the Rev. C. O. Belk Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

     Born in Scott County, Va., Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late Caner Bledsoe and America McMillian Bledsoe.  She attended the schools of Great Falls and was retired from J. P. Stevens Company.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.

     Surviving are her stepsister, Bertha Usher of Lancaster and several nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 606 Dearborn St., Great Falls, SC 29005.

     The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday in the parlor of First Baptist Church.

     Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Herald, Rock Hill, SC
Submitted by Allen Neal

Nora Eureta Estep McClellan Wallace

KINGSPORT — Nora Eureta Wallace, 76, entered into rest on Oct. 23, 2008 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born July 29, 1932 in Scott County, Va., to the late James Materson Estep and Nettie Hammonds Estep.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby C. Wallace; great grandson, Daniel Wyrick Benton; brother, James Henry Estep.

She was a member of the Way of Life Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Wade McClellan and wife, Jamie Kingsport, Larry McClellan and wife Alice, Kingsport, Bobby A. Wallace and wife, Julie Kingsport; daughter, Mildred E. Elliott, Kingsport; sisters, Lorine Harless Kingsport, Jenny Davenport and husband, Bill Kingsport, Phyllis Gibson and husband, Carlos Gate City, Sue Gibson, Kingsport, Terry Davenport and husband, Leonard Kingsport, Jackie Gillenwater, Kingsport; brothers, Johnny Estep and wife, Dora Gate City, Randy Estep and wife, Martha Gate City; grandchildren, Tracey Wyrick, Staci Robinson and husband, Eric, Joni Elliott and fiance, Dean Montgomery, Amanda McClellan, Israel Wallace and Reece Wallace; great grandchildren, Aidan Robinson, Allie Montgomery, Kama Robinson; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son and wife, Larry and Alice McClellan, Kingsport.

Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Falin and Pastor Johnny Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by Amanda McClellan, Bill and Sharon Owens and Deborah Falin.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Chapel Church Cemetery. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Tony LaForce, Jonathan Harless, Randall Gibson, Cameron Estep, Shane Estep, Timothy Davenport, Chris Buttry, Jimmy LaForce, Eric Robinson, Sean Benton and Dean Montgomery.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Allen Roy Wallen

May 19, 1935 – Mar 13, 2014

Kingsport, TN - Allen Roy Wallen, 78, Kingsport, TN went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Scott County, VA on May 19, 1935, he was the son of the late William Earnest and Pearlie Hale Wallen. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Ross Campground UMC and Valley Center UMC.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Tennessee Eastman with 27 years of service.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Rufus Wallen and nephew, Ricky Wallen preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Faye Wallen, Kingsport, TN; sister, Gerlene Darter and husband, Bob, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Jack Wallen and wife, Paulette, Kingsport, TN and Bill Wallen and wife, Sue, Duffield, VA; sister-in-law, Frances Wallen, Gate City, VA; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Sid Payne, Rev. William Bowen, and Rev. Mike Ladd officiating. The Bowen family will provide the music.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Oak Hill Memorial Gardens by The American Legion #3, Kingsport, TN and #265, Gate City, VA assisted by members of the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Joel Clark, Justin Skeens, Lester Bowen, Greg Wallen, Clinton Hensley, Chris Wallen, Kenny Dingus, Buford Hensley, and Junior Crawford will serve as pallbearers. Don Brooks, Johnny Hammonds, and Ron Kinley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

An online guest register is available for the Wallen family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Allen Roy Wallen.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Alice Eula (Gillenwater) Wallen

DUFFIELD, Va. — Mrs. Alice Gillenwater Wallen, 81, Duffield, Va. passed away Friday (Aug. 22, 2008) at Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, Va.

Mrs. Wallen was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 3, 1926, the daughter of the late Rufus and Ethel Compton Gillenwater.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Brickey, Stella Brickey and Maxie Brickey and brothers, Corbett, Brodus and Darius Gillenwater.

She is survived by her husband, Junior Wallen, Duffield, Va.; sons, Charles Wallen and wife, Phyllis, Duffield, Va. and Bobby Wallen, Duffield, Va.; grandson, Michael David Wallen and her sister-in-law, Maude Gillenwater, Gate City, Va.; along with several special nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Johnny Duncan and Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday at the Gillenwater Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Jim Williams, J.C. Wallen, Larry Wallen, Charles Carter, Jimmy Ray Carter and Michael David Wallen will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Alice Gillenwater Wallen.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Barbara (Guy) Wallen

ROCKFORD, Ill — Barbara Guy Wallen, 66, of Rockford, Ill., died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 29, 2008) at her home.

She was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Kingsport to Robert and Nettie Barker Guy. On June 8, 1957, she married William Jackson Wallen in Gate City, Va. He died in 1993. Barbara was formerly employed at Gates Rubber Co. and was also a machine operator at Ben Carter Machinery Co.

Preceding her in death were a son, Billy John Wallen; sisters, Ruby Housewright, Eva Mae Cassidy and Hazel Hollar; and a brother, Hubert Guy.

Survivors include her daughters, Regina Diana (Michael) Thomas of Kingsport, Brenda Lee (Ross) Miller of Rockford; her son, David Lynn (Tanda) Wallen of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters-in-law, Judy Wallen of Rockford, Ill., Gale Wallen of Rockford; one sister, Bonnie of Kingsport; one brother, Preston of Kingsport; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Chad Riner officiating.

Music will be provided by Robin Cobb.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Wallen, Michael Thomas, C. J. Holdway, Donnie Carroll, Junior Quillen, and Wesley Humphrey.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Barbara Guy Wallen.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bernice (Sanders) Wallen

BEN HUR, Va. — Bernice Sanders Wallen, 74, born Oct. 27, 1934, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009), following a lengthy stay at the Holston Manor Nursing Home in Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Dora (Johnson) Sanders of Blackwater, Va.; and an infant son, James Wallen.

She is survived by four sons, Gary Wallen of Dayton, Ohio, Randy Wallen of Baltimore, Md., Tim Wallen of Ben Hur, Va. and Charles Wallen of Pennington Gap, Va.; three sisters, Geneva Trapp of Blackwater, Va., Kaye Newkirk of Chesterfield, Va. and Arneda Russell of Kingsport; four brothers, Dewey Sanders, Jr. of Kingsport, Ken Sanders of Elizabethtown, Pa., Kermit Sanders of Kingsport and James Sanders of Morristown; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Harmon Willis officiating.

Burial will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery in Flower Gap, Va.

Robinette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bobby Gene Wallen

DUFFIELD, Va. — Bobby Gene Wallen, 62, Robinette Valley, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 19, 2009).

Bobby was born in Sullivan County on Oct. 12, 1946 and was the son of Junior Wallen and the late Alice Eula Gillenwater Wallen. He was a graduate of Gate City High School and loved grouse hunting, farming and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Alice Wallen, he was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his father, Junior Wallen, Duffield, Va.; brother, Charles Wallen and wife, Phyllis, Duffield, Va.; nephew, David Wallen, Mount Carmel; special cousins, Bonnie Frank and Faye Vaughn; and a host of cousins and friends.

He was a former truck driver for Humphreys and also for Fraleys.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Johnny Duncan and the Rev. Garry Hood officiating.

The Lee Smith Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at the Gillenwater Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Jimmy Williams, J.C. Wallen, Dave Frank, Larry Wallen, Troy Gillenwater, Josh Gillenwater, Matthew Gillenwater, Trinity Gillenwater and Jimmy Ray Carter will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Bobby Gene Wallen.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Chief Petty Officer Delmer Wallen Jr.

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Chief Petty Officer Delmer Wallen Jr., 53, of Philippi, W.Va., formerly of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday (Aug. 15, 2011), at his residence.

He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and held a Masters Degree from East Tennessee State University. Delmer was currently on active duty as a Naval Recruiter stationed in Bridgeport, W.Va. He was a member of West View Primitive Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school superintendent. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Kingsport VFW, Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 F&AM, Toastmasters International, Downtown Kingsport Optimist Club, and Past Governor of the Tennessee District of Optimist International.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delmer Wallen Sr.

Survivors include his loving wife, Vicki Jo Cox Wallen of the home; his mother, Jean C. Wallen of Kingsport; sister, Donna Bailey and husband, Bob; brother, David Wallen and wife, Cathy; two nieces, Elizabeth Bailey and Katie Wallen; and three nephews, Charles Wallen, Will Wallen and Bobby Bailey.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Elder Burnice Sybert and Elder Oscar Irvin.

Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport.

Honorary pallbearers are, Glen Carter, Cam Martin, Andy Wallen, Stan Wallen, Gale McCullough, Billy Walton, and Bob Madewell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Optimist International Foundation, Attn: Judy Smith, 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108-2498.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Delmer Wallen Sr.

KINGSPORT — Delmer Wallen, Sr., 78, of 817 Morison Ave., Kingsport, left this earthly dwelling for his heavenly home on Monday (Jan. 28, 2008) after a long illness.

He was born in Kyles Ford, Hancock County, Tenn., and had lived in Kingsport for most of his years since 1943. He was employed by Kingsport Grocery Co. (wholesale grocers) for thirty-two years, serving as president and general manager. He was in the wholesale grocery business for forty years, also managing wholesale grocery companies in Middlesboro and Harlan, Ky., and in Johnson City, Tenn. After leaving the wholesale grocery business, he was a real estate broker and insurance agent.

He was active in community and civic affairs, serving on several boards, some of which were: Holston Valley Community Hospital, Salvation Army in Kingsport and Middlesboro, Ky., Junior Achievement of Kingsport where he served as president, charter board member of Girls, Inc., Kingsport Community Chest (now United Way), American Cancer Society, East Tennessee State University National Alumni Board. He served as president of Harlan County, Ky. Chamber of Commerce in 1986. He was a charter member of the Optimist Club of Downtown Kingsport (chartered-1964), and served as club president. He was governor of the Tennessee District of Optimist in 1969-70. He served as a member of the executive board of the Sullivan County Republican Party for many years, and was elected as chairman of the Sullivan County Republican Party to serve Jan., 1999- Jan., 2001.

He was a 50-year member of the American Legion, having served during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and was one of the founders and the charter president of the National 361st Engineer Construction Battalion Reunion Group. He was a York Rite Mason and Shriner.

He was a member of the West View Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as church clerk/treasurer, teacher of adult Sunday school class and was a member of the church quartet. He loved his church family, and until his illness, he was faithful to whatever his role happened to be.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bertha (Bledsoe) Wallen; three sisters, Lola Mae Robinette, Belva Wallen and Goldie Tittle. Also preceded by five brothers, O.J., Ellis, Sr., Burnis, Glynn and Paul.

Surviving are his loving and caring wife of 51 years, Jean Casteel Wallen; daughter, Donna Bailey and husband, Bob, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two sons, Chief Petty Officer Delmer Wallen, Jr. and wife, Vicki, with the U.S. Navy, (Kuwait), David and wife, Cathy, of Calhoun, Ga.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Bailey, Bobby Bailey, Chase Wallen, Will Wallen and Katie Wallen.

Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Elder Bernice Sybert, Elder John Arnotte and Elder Walter Willis officiating.

Music will be provided by the West View Singers and Carl Archer (trumpet).

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Friday at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Gale McCullogh, Jack Osborne, Bill Stewart, George Cole, Kenny Fannon, and Bobby Bailey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gaines Wallen, Darrell Wallen, Stan Wallen, Andy Wallen, Joe C. Wallen and Clay E. Boyd, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Optimist Club of Downtown Kingsport, scholarship fund, P.O. Box 185, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

J. B. Wallen

CLAREMONT, N.C. — JB Wallen, 55, of Claremont, N.C., passed away Monday (Nov. 10, 2008) at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C.
Mr. Wallen was born July 26, 1953, in Sullivan County to the late Ray Wallen and Willivine Bishop Wallen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Nathan Wallen; and brothers, Jimmy Wallen and Jerry Wallen.
Mr. Wallen is survived by his wife, Judy Head Wallen; son, Michael Wallen and wife, Jennifer; sisters, Wanda Simpson and husband, David, Rita Lloyd and husband, Tommy and Brenda Spears and husband, Jack; and grandson, Jacob "Bo" Wallen.
The family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service at Drum Funeral Home.
A service of remembrance will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Scott Greene officiating.
Burial will follow in Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Wallen, Jeff Mayes, Clifford Wallen, David Simpson, Jerry Simpson and Elliott Wallen.
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Conover.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jimmy Ray Wallen

CHURCH HILL - Jimmy Ray Wallen, 49, passed away Thursday (Feb. 24, 2005) following a brief illness.

Mr. Wallen was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was a mechanic with Trents Auto Repair.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Wallen; grandson, Charles Scott Gillenwater, Jr.; brother, Jerry Lee Wallen; and grandmother, Addie Barnette Wallen.

He is survived by five daughters, Nowatta Blackburn, Ashley Wallen and Tana Wallen, all of Church Hill, Crystal Wallen, Ashland City, Tenn., Angel Coker, Greer, S.C.; two sons, Jimmy Ray Wallen, Jr. and fiance, Nakeshia McDonald, Kingsport, Jimmy Weston Wallen and fiance, Andrea Lawson, Church Hill; mothers of his children, Brenda Wallen, Church Hill; Linda Ball, Church Hill; four grandchildren, Waylon and Alex Blackburn, Kellie and Julie Coker; one brother and sister-in-law, J. B. and Judy Wallen, Claremont, N.C.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Jack Spears, Wanda and David Simpson, Rita and Tommy Lloyd, all of Church Hill; special friend and caregiver, Cheryl Berry; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the home of his mother, Willivine Wallen, 370 Hurd Road, Church Hill.

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

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

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elbert Wallen

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Elbert "Pa-Paw" Wallen , Route 2, entered into eternal rest with the Lord Tuesday (Aug. 24, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Mr. Wallen was born in Scott County, Va., on July 28, 1909, the eldest son of the late James David and Ollie Bishop Wallen .

He was retired from the plastics division of the Tennessee Eastman Company with 22 years of service and was a former member of the Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife who is the mother of their two daughters, Martha Cornelia Dinsmore Wallen and his second wife, Lois Jones Wallen; one sister, Lina McDavid and one brother, Hiram Wallen.

Mr. Wallen is survived by David and Debra Easterling, who loved and cared for him for the past 11 years; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Anna Belle) Fields, Snowflake community and Ms. Joyce Ball, Kingsport; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Glenda Baines, Kingsport; one stepson, David Jones; five sisters, Laura Qualls and Mattie DeBoard, both of Kingsport, Lucy Stacy, Blountville, Bonnie Pepper, Morristown and Lovely Clendenin, South Carolina; two brothers, Odker and Radford Wallen , both of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and his special caregiver, Barbara Anderson.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of his daughter, Anna Belle Fields.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home by the Rev. Roy Lane, the Rev. Mike Fields and the Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery. Music will be a duet by Roger Easterling and Carol Taylor.

Burial will be at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elsie Marie (Fields) Wallen

Gate City - Elsie Marie Fields Wallen, 74, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (November 8, 2012) at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was of the Baptist faith. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gladys Fields; a brother, Frank Fields.

Elsie Wallen is survived by her son, Richard Wallen; daughters, Sandra Sawyer and Dianna Carico (all of Gate City, VA); grandchildren, Willie Meade and wife, Leah, Kayla Carico, Johnny Sawyer, Danny Wallen, DiannaWilliams and husband, Richard along with a very special granddaughter, Hunter Grace Wallen; her special great grandchildren, John Allen Sawyer, Kaylee Marie Sawyer, Aubrey Jayde Tipton, Charlie Sue Williams, and Luke Wallen; her sister, Lillie Fields (Gate City, VA); brothers, Joe Fields and Jim Fields (both of Gate City, VA); her special nephews, Randy Fields and Gary Fields along with additional nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (November 10, 2012) from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the residence of the grandson, Willie Meade. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday (November 10, 2012) at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roy Lane officiating. Music will be provided by David and Debbie Easterling. A graveside service will follow the funeral on Saturday (November 10, 2012) at Holston View Cemetery with James Smith, Roger Carrico, Willie Meade, Richard Williams, Johnny Sawyer, and Kenny Lane serving as pallbearers. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Wallen family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Gary Wayne Wallen

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Gary Wayne Wallen, 2-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wallen of Route 1, Fort Blackmorc, died at the residence early Monday morning. [8/13/1962]

Survivors besides the parents are one half-sister, Audrey Wallen of Church Hill; four half-brothers, Franklin, Jerry, Jimmy and David Wallen of Port Clinton, Ohio; a twin brother, Larry Steven Wallen of Fort Blackmore; another brother, Tim Wallen of Fort Blackmore; maternal grandfather, Truman France of Gate City; paternal grandmother, Hallie Wallen of Church Hill.

Graveside services will he held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the family cemetery in Church Hill. Rev. Willie Jennings will officiate.

The body was removed from the Gate City Funeral Home to the residence of Mrs. Hallie Wallen, Church Hill, at 5 p.m. Monday.

(Infant son of Edward Franklin Wallen and Virgie France.)

Kingsport News, Tuesday, August 14, 1962

Submitted by Don Lane

Marie J. Taylor Wallen

KINGSPORT - Marie Taylor Wallen, 77, passed away on Thursday (Sept. 10, 2009) at her home.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on April 13, 1932. She lived in Scott County most of her life, but had been living in Kingsport for 23 years.

She attended Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wallen; her parents, Kyle P. and Madulla Lane Taylor; brothers, J. Fred Taylor and Joe Taylor; sisters, Phyllis Rhoten and Billie Tipton.

She is survived by son and daughters-in-law, Pastor Jeff and Kim Wallen of Kingsport and daughter, Sandra Peters and husband, Jerry, of Kingsport; four granddaughters, Ashley Howard and husband, Josh, and Sara Wallen, April and Lindsey Peters; sister, Lois Prince of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Howard Tommy Taylor of Gate City and Jerry Taylor of Church Hill; special friend, Chris Hall.

Visitation will be held on Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home, J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral service will follow with Terry Hommell and Pastor Jeff Wallen officiating.

Committal services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Special thanks to Tammy Lane of Amedysis Hospice for her loving care of Mom.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Nathan Wallen

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Nathan Wallen, 22, of Claremont, N.C., died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Born Jan. 31, 1981 in Kingsport, he was the son of J. B. and Judy Head Wallen of Claremont. He was employed in the electronics department of Wal-Mart and had been a student at Bunker Hill High School.

He was a member of Emerald Baptist Church in Hiddenite.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Echol Head; and his paternal grandfather, Ray Wallen.

Survivors include his parents, J.B. and Judy Head Wallen of Claremont; brother, Michael Wallen of the home; maternal grandmother, Mae Head of Church Hill; paternal grandmother, Willivine "Will" Calhoun of Church Hill; aunts, Kathryn Ray of Church Hill, Shelby Hawkins of New Tazewell, Tenn., Phyllis Tipton of Church Hill, Donna Holloway of Church Hill, Wanda Simpson of Church Hill, Brenda Spears of Church Hill, Rita Lloyd of Church Hill; uncles, Echol E. Head and Jimmy Wallen, both of Church Hill; several cousins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Sunday at Drum Funeral Home Chapel, Conover, N.C.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday at funeral home chapel. Rev. Jerry Chatham will officiate and burial will follow at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont.

Pallbearers will be Travis Hawkins, Michael McKinney, Michael Rowe, Bruce Hedrick, Ashley Shook, and Frankie Lossiah.

Memorials may be made to: Emerald Baptist Church, P.O. Box 374, Hiddenite, N.C. 28636.

The Wallen family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Willivine "Will" (Bishop) Wallen

CHURCH HILL — Willivine Wallen, 71, of 370 Hurd Road, passed away Friday (April 4, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Wallen was a life long resident of Sullivan and Hawkins Counties and was a member of New Beginnings Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Wallen; two sons, Jerry and Jimmy Wallen; grandson, Nathan Wallen; her parents, Fonzie and Gracie McGee Bishop; two sisters, Lois Nadine Minton and Dora Maxine Wallen.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Jack Spears, Church Hill, Wanda and David Simpson, Rogersville, Rita and Tommy Lloyd, Church Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, J.B. and Judy Wallen, Claremont, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters, Pauline Holmes, Ohio, Madeline Lundy, Church Hill.

Special thanks to Tina Spears for being her caretaker.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Bledsoe and the Rev. Jack Begley officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Michael Wallen, Lynn Spears, Jerry Simpson, Thomas Lloyd, Jimmy Ray Wallen and Weston Wallen.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Wallen family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Vernon Walling

CLINCHPORT -- Vernon Walling, 42, Rt. 1, Clinchport, was found dead at his home here today, the Scott County Sheriff's Office reported.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital.

A life long resident of Scott County, he was employed by Vulcan Materials, Kingsport.  He attended the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Jessee Walling, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Walling, Clinchport; one son, Vernon Wayne Walling, Clinchport; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Kerns, Clinchport, and Mrs. Margaret Snarr, High Hill, Mo.

Kingsport News, Monday, February 22, 1971

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Roxanne M. (Farmer) Dishner Walsh

KINGSPORT - Roxanne Walsh, 85, formerly of Kingsport and Ft. Myers, Fla., died (May 9, 2000) of complications following surgery.

She was the widow of the late F.T. “Dink” Walsh of Kingsport.

Born July 17, 1914, in Hiltons, Va., she was the daughter of the late James M. and Elizabeth Quillen Farmer.

She was a loving wife, homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by both parents; her first husband, James W. Dishner; and their only son, James David Dishner; her brothers and sisters, Charles B. Farmer, William J. Bryan Farmer, Henry Jerome Farmer, Ruth Marie Farmer.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Linda Ruth Farmer, Doris F. Gant, Henry Jerome Farmer, Elizabeth Frances Falin, Peggy Stallard, Hazel Pell, Sandra Savell and William Franklin Farmer; sister-in-law, Catherine W. Coughenour; and stepson, Robert Walsh.

There will be a memorial service at the Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road, off of Eastern Star Road Exit of Interstate 1-81, at 2 p.m. today, July 29, 2000.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Clayton Walters

GATE CITY — Elmer Clayton Walters, 51, of Gate City, Va., died early Monday afternoon [ 12/9/1974 ] at the University Hospital in Knoxville .

He was a native of Scott County , Va. , a construction worker, a veteran of World War II, and he attended Catrons Chapel Baptist Church .

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rosie Walters of Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Lois) Calhoun, Church Hill, and Mrs. Bobby (Linda) Strong of Greensboro, S.C.; three sons, Billy, Jackie, and Mark Walters, all of Church Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie (Pet) Hensley of Gate City, and Mrs. Mary Ramey of Kettitas, Wash.; four brothers, Clyde Walters, Kingsport, Ben Walters, Gate City, Isaac Walters, Gaffney, S.C., Bobby Walters, Surgoinsville; one grandchild.

Arrangements will be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times / Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1974)

-------------------------------------------

Funeral services for Elmer Clayton Walters will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Katron’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Hensley and Elder Howard Todd officiating. Burial will follow in the Fletcher Cemetery . Pallbearers will be nephews. American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 will be in charge of graveside services. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday night. Friends will also be received at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Nannie Hensley. Route 3, Gate City . The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport News / Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1974)

Kingsport Times and News
Submitted by Don Lane  

James Lowell Walters

James L. Walters, 40, 4305 Delray Drive, Virginia Beach, Va., died Friday evening of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born in Kingsport and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a graduate of OCA. He then served three years as an officer with the U.S. Navy. He was a church deacon and a former Sunday school teacher of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church. He was an employee of Virginia National Bank of Norfolk, Va. for the past 14 years. He was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Active in the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Neal Walters, Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, James Walters and Chris Walters, both of Virginia Beach; his mother, Fannie Wolfe Walters, Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; one brother,

Marvin (Bo) Walters, Church Hill, Tenn.

Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 13, 1980

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Janice Marie (Steadman) Walters

Janice Walters, 42, 2000 Lamont Street, died late Friday evening of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Weber City, Va., and had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and was a member of Mafair United Methodist Women, the Home Builders Class there. She was a member of the Women's Symphony of Kingsport and Diversified Study Club of Kingsport.

She is survived by one daughter, Kari Walters, Kingsport; one son, Steve Walters, Kingsport; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steadman, London, Ky.; one brother, Larry Steadman, London, Ky. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 13, 1980

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Junior Henderson Walters

KINGSPORT — Junior H. Walters, 78, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2008 at Holston Valley Hospital following a brief illness after a fall.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1930, in Sullivan County to the late H. E. and Rhoda Thacker Walters. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Carson and J. E. Walters; grandson, Allen Forrester and great-grandson, Peyton Franklin.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, a long-time employee of the Mead Corporation. Junior was a born again Christian and was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He was a member of the V.F.W.

Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Sue Pierson Walters; daughters, Debra Blair and Cathy Forrester of Kingsport; son Roger K. Walters of Kingsport; grandchildren, Tammy Phillips, Vicki Forrester, Paul Forrester, Laura Griggs, Rachel Calhoun, Ben Blair and Jeremy Walters; great-grandchildren, Cody Bowen, David Forrester, Preston Franklin, Ashley Forrester, Whitney Hawkins, Paige Franklin, Dustin Phillips, Joshua Calhoun, Isabelle Calhoun and Bryson Calhoun; one great-great-grandson, Ashton Forrester; one sister, Lillian Ratliff; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Cecil Sturgill and the Reverend Millard Porter officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Garden of Meditation of Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Sam Hagy, Richard Blevins, Charles Norman, Gains Hensley, Bob Shockley, and Douglas Musick

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Junior Walters.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lexie Mae (Pierson) Walters

GATE CITY, Va. - Lexie Pierson Walters, 79, formerly of the Big Cut community, went to be with the Lord Friday (Dec. 21, 2001) at the home of her daughter, Brenda Sue Quesenberry of Gate City.

She was born in Scott County on March 10, 1922 to the late Isaac Richard and Eliza Arnold Pierson. She was a homemaker who loved her family and whose greatest joy was cooking for her family and friends.

She attended Speers Ferry Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben (Pison) Walters; sister, Mary Belle Calhoun; infant brother, James Pierson; brother, J.B. Pierson.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Sue and Herb Quesenberry, Gate City, Patty Qualls and Junior Ash, Clinchport, Va., Ruby and Jack Rush, Blountville; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Linda Walters, Gary and Darlene Walters, and Rufus and Rita Walters, all of Gate City; brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Leona Pierson, Gate City; sister-in-law, Barbara Pierson, Kingsport; grandchildren, Robin, Bryan, Nikki, Richard, Misty, Stacy, Andy and Cody; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Heather, Chelsea, Tanner, Kaylee, Maegan, Sierra and Baby Smith (due in April); several nieces and nephews; special friends and caretakers, Evelyn Smith and Kathleen Adkins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of a daughter, Sue and Herb Quesenberry.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Bill Tignor and Brother Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Huey and Kathy Ervin.

Graveside services will follow at Hurd Cemetery, Big Cut community, Gate City.

Pallbearers will be Larry Bartlett, Dwain Arnold, Randy Arnold, Richard Qualls, Paul Smith and Doyle Calton.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Neal Kyle Walters

CHURCH HILL - Neal K. Walters, 70, of Route 5, Church Hill, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday [5/6/1976] at Indian Path Hospital following an illness of several months.

He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. He attended

King College and worked in the C. E. Division of Tennessee Eastman Company for 37 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

Survivors include: three sons. R. K. Walters, Kingsport, James L. Walters, Virginia Beach, Va., and M. L. Walters, Church Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Blackburn, Largo, Fla., and Mrs. B. J. Nipper, Knoxville; one brother, Ray H. Walters, Kingsport; one half sister, Mrs. Bill Watkins, Kingsport; two half brothers, Wright Edward Walters, Kingsport, and J. Fred Walters, Blountville; step-mother, Mrs. Callie Walters Penley, Blountville; and five grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

(Burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery.)

(Neal Walters’ wife was Frances Irene Wolfe of Scott Co.)

Kingsport Times / Friday, May 7, 1976

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Kyle Walters

Robert K. Walters, 44, 2000 Lamont Street, died Friday evening [4/11/1980] of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was a native of Kingsport and lived there his entire life. Walters was a graduate of the East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. He served three years as an officer with the U.S. Army. He was a member and Sunday school teacher of Mafair Methodist Church. Walters was a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Fiber Maintenance at Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of American Society of Lubrication Engineers.

He is survived by one daughter, Kari Walters, Kingsport; one son, Steve Walters, Kingsport; his mother, Fannie Wolfe Walters, Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; his brother, Marvin (Bo) Walters, Church Hill, Tenn. Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, April 13, 1980

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Anna Lee (Armstrong) Wampler

ROGERSVILLE — Anna Lee Wampler, 96 and 11 months, of Rogersville, passed away Saturday, (Feb. 23, 2008) at her home.

She was born March 12, 1911 in Hawkins County , Tenn. She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County . She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rogersville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray C. Wampler; parents, Henry Nugent and Fannie (Baines) Armstrong; sister, Hazel Armstrong; brothers, Carl H. Armstrong and H. Charles Armstrong.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Harold) Leonard of Rogersville and Phyllis “ Jackie” Bales of Morristown; two granddaughters, Theresa (John) Gaylord of Rogersville, Carrie (Curtis) Parvin of Morristown; seven grandsons, Harold Leonard Jr. of Rogersville, Brian (Aoy) Leonard of Morristown, Rev. Bruce (Robin) Leonard of Jasper, Tenn., Michael (Sheri) Steele of Dandridge, Craig (Tabitha) Leonard of South Pittsburgh, Tenn., Scott (Reba) Leonard of Umatilla, Fla. and Jeffery (Misti) Bales of Morristown; 19 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kaushel Patel, Linda Housewright, Hawkins County Rescue Squad and Smokey Moutain Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with her grandson, Rev. Bruce Leonard officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery .

Colboch- Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is serving the Wampler family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Arnetta Lucille (Williams) Wampler

Arnetta Williams Wampler, 2849 Ashley Street, Kingsport, died Saturday (August 11, 1990) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, Va. of the Midway community and a member of the Abundant Living Christian Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W. A. J. and Cora Vicars Williams; two sisters, Lou Ella Williams and Chloe Castle; four brothers, L. Claude Williams, Bob Williams, L. Bee Williams, and A. J. Williams.

Surviving are her husband, Lowell D. Wampler, of the home; two sisters, Mary Quillen, Weber City and Lois Smith, Kingsport; one brother, Eugene Williams, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Marty Tingelhoff and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Grand-nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, August 12, 1990

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Flo (Easterling) Wampler

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Flo Easterling Wampler, 87, formerly of Valley Creek, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning ( June 20, 2011 ) at Wexford House.

She lived the majority of her life in Scott County , Va. , until the past six years having resided with her son in Rock Springs .

Flo was a member of Addington Frame Church for many years. She was a loving homemaker. Mrs. Wampler loved to raise tobacco and was a very hard worker on the farm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Wampler; her parents, Leonard and Harriet McConnell Wampler; brothers, Fred Easterling, Joe Easterling, Charles Easterling; sisters, Delsie Vicars and Reba Easterling.

Flo Wampler is survived by her son, Jimmy Wampler and wife, Jackie (Kingsport); grandchildren, Tammy Anderson and Jess Wampler; a great-granddaughter, Brittany Lane; several great-great-grandchildren; her brother, C.L. Easterling and wife, Betty (Nickelsville, Va.); her special friend, Sandra Jean Stallard (Gate City, Va); along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

A graveside service will follow the funeral at Addington Frame Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37604 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry B. “Monkey” Wampler

WEBER CITY , Va. - Henry “Monkey” Wampler, 74, entered into rest Saturday ( Feb. 22, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was born in Scott County , Va. , on August 26, 1928 to the late Clyde Freeman and Pluma Elliott Wampler.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Myranell Kilgore.

Mr. Wampler was the former owner of Monkey City Market.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Blankenbeckler Wampler, Weber City; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bud Cox, Fall Branch; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Elois Wampler, Gate City, Va., Jeff and Dawn Wampler, Blountville; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Eugene Williams, Gate City, Va.; special brother-in-law and wife, Carl "Butler" and Sue Kilgore, Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Jeremy and wife Melony Cox, Dustin, Landon and Justus Wampler; one great-grandchild, Austin Cox; stepgrandchildren, Shawn, Karen and Maria; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Danny Grizzle and Brother Buford Blankenbeckler.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite church or charity.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Louellen (Frazier) Wampler

GATE CITY, Va - Louellen Frazier Wampler, 83, passed away Sunday (Nov. 23, 2003) at her residence.

Born on Nov. 16, 1920 in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late T.B. and Ada Minton Frazier.

She was a homemaker and store clerk. Mrs. Wampler was a member of First Baptist Church, Gate City, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald Lee Redwine Wampler Jr.; brother, Lawrence Frazier.

Surviving are her husband, William L. Wampler, of the home; daughter, Kay Herron and husband Delaney, Gate City, Va.; sons, Ronald Lee Wampler and wife Paula, Kaufman, Tex., and Kenneth Alan Wampler and wife Sabrina, Kentland, Ind.; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Redwine, Ennis, Tex., Melissa Smith and husband Rod, Gate City, Va., Michael Herron, Gate City, Va., Brandon Wampler and Heather Wampler of Kentland, Ind.; sisters, Hazel Boatright, Elizabethton, Peggy Fields, Nickelsville, Va., Carmen Bond and husband Clyde, Gate City, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Chase Smith, Taylor Smith and Chloe Smith; brother: Harold Frazier and wife Gert, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Herron, Brandon Wampler, Rod Smith, Phil Wampler, Roger Frazier and Barry Glenn.

Honorary pallbearers are Daris Hartsock, Russell Powers, Mark Fields, Michael Boatright, Walter Dean and Troy Glenn.

The family extends special thanks to Dr. Adkins and his nurses, hospice nurses, and special caretaker, Kathy Nickels.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 97, Gate City, Va. 24251 or Hospice Care, 450 Orby Cantrell Hwy., Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Virginia Myrtle (Moore) Wampler

KINGSPORT - Virginia Moore Wampler, 84, died Tuesday (April 17, 2007) at Wexford House after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. on June 13, 1922, she had lived in Kingsport since 1925. She retired from the tenite division of Eastman Kodak Company in 1979 after 36 years of service.

She was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnie M. Wampler; her parents, Charlie E. and Mary Fletcher Moore; one brother, C. Hubert Moore; two sisters, Marie Moore Dougherty and Martha Moore.

She is survived by three sisters, Irene Moore White, Anna Lou Moore Churchwell and Leola Moore Larkin, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Oscar W. Moore and James O. Moore, both of Kingsport; one sister-in-law, Faye Wampler Turner, Nickelsville, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Lowell D. Wampler and Lowell Dougherty, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Services will be at held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Jeff Wallen and Rev. Gene Hughes officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Gary Larkin, Phillip Larkin, Randy Moore, David Moore, Mark Moore, Duane Moore and David Churchwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Painter, Keith Shirley, Charles Buckner, Gerald Bennett, Dewane Turner and Ronald Turner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Robinson Baptist Church, Children's Church Fund, 2012 Fort Robinson Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the Wampler Family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Simon Ward

SURGOINSVILLE -- Simon Ward, 85, 2910 Highway 11-W, died Sunday ( Sept. 14, 1997 ) at In­dian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Hawkins County , Mr. Ward was a retired farmer and a member of Fudges Chapel United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eliza J. Alley Ward, his parents, Davis and Fannie Davis Ward; four sisters, Nellie Sutton, Bessie Barton; Bertha Ward and Maude Barton; and six brothers, Nap Ward, Carl Ward, Charlie Ward, James Ward, Steve Ward and Henry Ward.

Surviving are three daughters, Bertha Louise Shanks and Davis Ann Barrett both of Surgoinsville, and Mary Evelyn Stewart, Rogersville; four sons Charles Ray Ward, Thales Earl Ward and Larry Wayne Ward, all of Surgoinsville, and Jacky Lynn Ward, Rogersville; six grandchildren, Jeff Barrett, Terry Stewart, Vicki Stewart, Jennifer Ward, Lynn Ward and Chasity Ward; five great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at, the residence of a daughter, Louise Shanks, 327 Smyrna Road , Surgoinsvllle.

Services will be conducted ot 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fudges Chapel United Methodist Church the Rev. Charlie Eberhart, the Rev. Byron Chambers and the Rev. Allen Skelton officiating.

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

Burial will be in the Fudges Chapel Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Jeff Barrett, Lynn Ward, Randy Jeffers, David Ward, Oral Ward, and James (Bud) Ward.  Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Stewart.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, September 16, 1997
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Anna Lee (Rhoton) Warren

GATE CITY, Va. - Anna Lee Warren, 53, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Dec. 24, 2003) at her residence after an illness.

Born in Scott County, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Nellie Barlette Rhoton and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild.

Surviving are her husband, Frederick Warren of Gate City; daughters, Rebecca and husband Reggie Lane of Gate City, Nicole and husband Michael Wolfe Kingsport, and Penny Warren of Gate City; brothers, Raymond Rhoton of Kingsport, Danny Rhoton of White Pine, Tenn., Charles Rhoton of Dandridge Tenn., Jackie Rhoton of Clinchport, James Rhoton of Hickory, N.C. and Billy Rhoton of Kingsport; sisters, Polly Harrell of Madisonville, Tenn., Georgia Cooper of Madisonville, Tenn., Bernice Calton of Gate City, Janet Hilton of Clinchport and Judy Howington of Gate City; a granddaughter, Isabella "Belle" Wolfe; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Otto Gibson and the Rev. Mickey Gibson officiating.

Music will be provided by Anthony and Melissa Henry.

Burial will be in the Good Family Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Johnny Howard Watkins

KINGSPORT - Johnny Howard Watkins, 56, Kingsport, a born-again Christian, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (June 21, 2006) in the Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Watkins, a beloved husband, father, son, and brother, was born on Jan. 4, 1950 in Sullivan County and was the son of Winfield Watkins and the late Janice Cushman Watkins. He lived all his life in the Blountville area was retired from SnapOn Tools as a machinist and attended Gunnings Baptist Church.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon Watkins; one daughter, Tami G. Smith, Blountville; father, Winfield Watkins, Blountville; four brothers, Bob Watkins and wife Wanda Kingsport, Bill Watkins and wife Shirley, Blountville, Winfield Watkins, Jr., Blountville, and David Watkins and wife Deborah, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Services were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bob Ferguson officiating.

Special music will be provided by Mike Tiller.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Gunnings Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service should meet at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the members of Gunnings Baptist Church.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Johnny Howard Watkins.

 

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Joseph Leonard Watkins

GATE CITY -- Joseph Leonard (Joe) Watkins, 76, of Gate City Route 1 died in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport Saturday afternoon [5/10/1969] after a lengthy illness.

He was a retired construction worker and farmer, a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post at Appalachia, Va.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maxie Donaldson Watkins; sisters, Miss Grace Watkins and Mrs. Louise Taylor, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. Rowena O'Dell, Fall Branch; and a brother, George A. Watkins, Summerset, Ky.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, May 11, 1969)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Funeral services for Joseph Leonard Watkins, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. H. P. Venable Jr. and the Rev. Eugene McConnell officiating.  Burial will follow in the Holslon View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Oscar Peters, Albert Hammond, Bob Joe Jennings, Alf Crawford, James Shine Olterman, and Buster Brown.  The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends tonight.  Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kingsport Times, Monday, May 12, 1969

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Jeanell (Broadwater) Watson

KINGSPORT — Jeanell Broadwater Watson, 90, of Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Tuesday ( July 28, 2009 ) at Brookhaven Manor following a long illness.

Born in Nickelsville , Va. , Mrs. Watson had been a resident of Kingsport for most of her life. She was retired from J.C. Penney following 17 years of service and a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Watson.

She is survived by her son, Gary Watson of Kingsport ; two devoted nieces, Patty Bledsoe and Janice Henley, both of Kingsport ; nephew, Benny Wampler of Santa Fe , N.M.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park , Kingsport with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane  

Arthur C. Watts

KINGSPORT - Arthur C. Watts, 85, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord late Friday evening ( March 12, 2004 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , on Jan. 23, 1919 , the son of the late David and Margaret Wolfe Watts, he had lived in Kingsport approximately 50 years. He attended the Temple Baptist Church and was retired from J.P. Stevens and Company after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Watts and Willard Watts, both of Norton , Va. ; and one sister, Anna Lee Bogan of Weber City , Va.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth "Libby" Rogers Watts; one daughter, Mosalena Marlar and husband Jack of Fountain Inn, S.C.; one granddaughter, Ann Maddox and husband Brad of Fountain Inn, S.C.; one sister, Opal Hurd of Clinchport, Va.; several nieces and nephews and cousins and others also survive.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home , Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. A.J. Lane and the Rev. Darrell Hurd officiating.

Music will be provided by his niece, Tammy Rogers King.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park . Family and friends are requested to meet at 10:20 a.m. Monday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Arthur C. Watts family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Debra Gail (Davis) Watts

December 1, 1963 - November 22, 2013

Gate City – Debra Gail Watts, 49 of Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 22, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness. Born in Kingsport, Debra had lived in Gate City all of her life.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Davis and her son, Travis Watts.

Debra is survived by her daughters, Linda Watts and Brandy Watts; son, Scottie Watts all of Gate City; mother and step-father, Joann and Roy Stapleton of Nickelsville; granddaughter, Sierra Alvarez; grandsons, Japeth Alvarez, Tanner Dingus, Isaiah Watts and Jayden Dingus; sister, Lisa Adams and husband Larry of Gate City; half-brother, Austin Davis of Gate City; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2013 at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City.

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Danny Grizzle officiating. Music will be provided by the Gate City Pentecostal Church.

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

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy JoAnn (Adams) Watts

KINGSPORT - Dorothy JoAnn Watts, 58, 680 Bancroft Chapel Road, died Sunday morning (Nov. 11, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Greene County and had resided most of her life in Kingsport.

Mrs. Watts was of the Baptist faith.

She was an avid bird lover.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Watts; parents, Rome Adams and Iva Bowlin; one brother, Hartzell Zee Adams.

Survivors include her loving companion and husband of 25 years, Bud Sisk; two sons, Lucky Watts and wife Rita, Roan Mountain, Troy Watts and wife Barbara, Piney Flats; two grandchildren, Tiffany Watts and Reese Watts; two sisters, Eastlee Vaughn, Churchill, Tenn., and Shearmalean Johnson, Baileyton; four brothers, Marvin Adams, Kingsport, Woody Adams, Jonesborough, Jerry Adams, Pickwick Dam, Tenn., and Paul Adams, Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Donald Winters officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Ray Clark, Donnie Barrett, Ralph Barrett, Danny Barrett, Jim Spears and Mike Arnold, Charlie Hensley and Doug Hensley.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Tennessee Peacemakers Motorcycle Club.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn June (Tyler) Watts

NORTON, Va. - June Tyler Watts, 88, passed away Thursday (April 28, 2005) at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Big Stone Gap, Va. following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County to Ray B. and Elizabeth Berry Tyler, she was a graduate of Radford University . She resided in Norton for most of her life, and was well-known for her love of family, friends, flowers, and birds.

She was preceded in death by a loving husband, Willard Watts; a beloved son, Paul Shannon Watts I; and a sister, Katie Lee.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Rosalind and Charles (Chuck) Hunt of Marietta, Ga.; a sister and special caregiver, Ivo Tyler, Norton; a brother, Hubert Tyler and his wife, Erma, Dayton, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Charles Anne Miller of Wise, Va.; her grandchildren are Michael Hunt, Andrea Counts, Shannon Watts, and Sara Watts Jackson; also great-grandchildren are Tonya Counts and Nicholas Jackson. There are numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends, who were special to her.

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

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church of Norton, with the Rev. John Ellington officiating.

Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Fairy Elizabeth (Williams) Watts

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Fairy Elizabeth Williams Watts , 70, departed this life Monday evening (March 12, 2001) in Holston Valley Hospital Emergency Room.

She was a native of Scott County, Va., and attended the Gate City Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dewey Watts ; sons, Samuel K. Watts and Darvin Anthony Watts ; parents, Andy Williams and Mary Bell Williams.

Surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Cassie Palmer, Clinchport, Va., Mrs. Sandra Finch, Nickelsville, Va.; sons, Jimmy Watts , Clinchport, Va., Rex Watts and Eugene Watts , both of Gate City, Va.; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; sisters, Netty Love, and Clairy Vanzant, both of Clinchport, Va., Lovely Slemp, and Edna Dean, both of Kingsport; brother, Huey Williams, Clinchport, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Sandra Finch, Nickelsville, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Danny Grizzle officiating. Music will be provided by Doris Grizzle.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Watts Family Cemetery, Clinchport, Va.

The family will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Dewey Watts

CLINCHPORT, Va. - James Dewey Watts , 67, of Route 2, departed this life earl Wednesday morning (March 8, 2000) at his residence.

He was a native of Scott County, Va. and a farmer. He attended Wolfe's Chapel Church.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Samuel Kay Watts and Darvin Anthony Watts ; parents, Ishmel Kelly and Mina Hazel Falin Watts .

Surviving are his wife, Fairy Williams Watts , Duffield, Va.; daughters, Elizabeth Gillenwater, Gate City, Cassie Palmer, Clinchport, Va., Sandra Fench, Nickelsville, Va.; sons, Jimmy Watts and Rex Watts , both of Clinchport, Va. and Eugene Watts , Nickelsville, Va.; 18 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Jewel Cowden, Kingsport and Jean Bishop, Clinchport, Va.; brother, Billy Joe Watts , Gate City, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Daryle Hurd and the Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Watts Family Cemetery, Wolfe's Chapel Community.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mary “Mollie” (Fletcher) Watts

GATE CITY - Mollie Fletcher Watts, 70, formerly of Route 3, Gate City, died at a hospital in Pikesville, Ky., at 1:10 p.m. Monday afternoon [5/8/1967] after a brief illness.

She was a native of Scott County.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marie Lewis of Pikesville, Ky.; one son, Walter Watts of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Garvey Hensley of Gate City, Va.; five brothers, R. L. Fletcher and W. T. Fletcher, both of Gate City, Claud, Henry C., and Roy Fletcher, all of Kingsport.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Gate City Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kyle Calhoun officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7-9.

Kingsport Times, Tuesday, May 9, 1967

Submitted by Don Lane  

Travis Shane Watts

GATE CITY - Travis Shane (Leroy) Watts, 21, of Gate City, went to be with the Lord suddenly Thursday evening (July 22, 2010).

He was born July 11, 1989, in Kingsport and was a graduate of Gate City High School in 2007.

He is survived by his father, Rex Watts of Gate City; his mother, Debra Watts of Nickelsville; two sisters, Linda Watts of Duffield and Brandy Watts of Nickelsville; brother, Scottie Watts and Jenny Pennington of Gate City; grandmother, JoAnn Stapleton of Nickelsville; step-grandfather, Roy Stapleton of Nickelsville; along with several cousins, aunts, uncles and friends; a very close cousin, John Adams; and will be missed by a very special friend, Jeff Dingus.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Watts Family Cemetery, Clinchport, Va. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Cathy Dell (Peters) Weatherly

February 22, 1958 - March 5, 2014

Cathy Dell Peters Weatherly, 56, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, March 5, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after courageous battle with leukemia.

She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1976. She worked as Eastman Chemical Co. for 24 years before becoming disabled. Cathy was founder and owner of Cathy’s Pools. Cathy loved hanging out at the pool store meeting people and making new friends. She was a member of Faith Apostolic Church of Church Hill. Cathy never lost her faith in Jesus.

She loved going to car shows with Danny and showing their ’72 Chevelle SS which they have owned for 25 yrs. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. She loved her grandkids dearly. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would like extend a special thank you to Dr. Steve Adkins of HMG, the staff of Kingsport Hematology and Oncology and to the staff of 3rd Floor Wilcox Hall.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl G. Peters; her father in law and mother in law, William “Bill” and Erma Begley Weatherly and several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are her loving husband of 38 years, Danny Weatherly; daughter, Lebreska “Bree” Weatherly Kern and husband, Wes; son, James D. Weatherly II; grandchildren, Kaden Kern, Eli Kern and Addison “Addie” Weatherly; mother, Vernie “Lucille” Peters; sisters, Barbara Cox and husband, Mike and Phyllis Bellamy and husband, Tyrone; several special sisters in law and brothers in law; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends Mary Lou Dykes, Jean Carter, Marcella Hite, Linda Frazier, Tammie Carter, Rick Murphy and a host of many other friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 pm Saturday, at Apostolic Gospel Church, 1780 Granby Rd., Kingsport.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday at Apostolic Gospel Church, 1780 Granby Rd. with Brother Chris Cody and Brother Greg Street officiating.

A graveside service will follow at Old Kingsport Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Carter, Robbie Weatherly, Shannon Cox, Chris Weatherly, Micah Lawson, Mike Church, Dave Spears and Jeff Vaughn. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary Hite, Phil Robinson, Mike Cox and Bobby Carter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Apostolic Church C/O Building Fund in memory of Cathy Weatherly, 110 East Main Blvd., Church Hill, TN 37642.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown Kingsport is serving the family of Cathy Weatherly.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Aldeth B. “Jackie” (Bacon) Webb

KINGSPORT - Jackie Webb, departed this life on Sunday ( July 26, 2009 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a massive stroke.

She was born in Kingsport and had lived in the area all of her life, except for a short stay in Oak Ridge, Tenn. working at the Y-12 Plant for Tennessee Eastman Company. Following her marriage to Arthal Webb, in Nov. of 1945, she returned to Kingsport and was employed by Eastman as a secretary and Tenite Sales Correspondent for 17 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lavada Bacon; and a sister, Aileen B. Crum.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Arthal Webb; sisters, Ruth Barger, Patsy Cumbow and husband, Carl and Gwendolyn Clodfelter and husband, Howard; brothers, Rollin Bacon, Kenneth Bacon and wife, Pat and Zerland Bacon and wife, Nancy; sister-in-law, Charlene Presley; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy 23N, Weber City , Va.

A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va. with Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.

Pallbearers will be friends and relatives.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View Baptist Church , 2101 Stadium Drive , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Alma P. (Hobbs) Webb

KINGSPORT — Alma P. Webb, 86, formerly of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Sunday night, (Sept. 2, 2007), at St. Mary’s Hospital in Knoxville after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided most of her life in Kingsport; but had lived in Knoxville for the last five years.

Mrs. Webb was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Among some of her final words were "I want to be with the Lord."

Preceding her in death were her husband of 60 years, Echol Lavoy Webb on July 5, 2000; her parents, Ben and Clara Hobbs; a son-in-law, Keith McNutt; and two brothers, Lyle D. and Vernon Hobbs.

Surviving are a daughter, Jewel (McNutt) Garren and husband, Craig, Knoxville; a son, Maurice Lavoy Webb, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Sharon McNutt, Warren McNutt and wife, Cyndi, Anthony Lavoy Webb and wife, Amber; two great-grandsons, Luke Aaron McNutt, Caleb Andrew McNutt; a sister-in-law, Ethel Hobbs, Kingsport; two nieces; and several cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Cecil Sturgill officiating.

Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Warren Keith McNutt, Anthony Lavoy Webb, Craig Garren, Emerson Jayne, Luke McNutt, and Caleb McNutt.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons Kingsport East Camp, P.O. Box 3, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662, or Gideons, Knox NW, P.O. Box 560, Powell, Tenn. 37849.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Alma P. Webb.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bertie Sarah (Darnell) Webb

RADFORD, Va. - Bertie Darnell Webb , 90, Radford, Va., formerly of Gate City, Va., entered into rest Tuesday (Sept. 7, 1999) in Montgomery County Health Care Center.

She was born on Feb. 9, 1909 in Scott County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Webb Sr.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Betty W. and David C. Branch, Radford, Va.; son and special friend, Joe Bill Webb and Sarah Jones, Blountville; son and daughter-in-law, C. E. and Phyllis Webb Jr., Gate City, Va.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Callie D. Sproles, Duffield, Va., Ella D. Hammons, Kingsport, Alice Bledsoe, New Lebanon, Ohio and Betty Simenson, Huntsville, Ala.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Herman Quillen and the Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Radford High School Athletics Girls Tennis Program, 50 Dalton Drive, Radford, Va. 24141. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Jo (Wolfe) Webb

MOUNT CARMEL - Betty Jo Wolfe Webb, 67, 702 Seven Oaks Drive, took her flight to be with Jesus early Thursday afternoon (July 10, 2003) at Bristol Wellmont Hospice House following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Knoxville, but had lived the majority of her life in Hawkins County. She had attended Church Hill High School, where she participated in basketball.

Betty Jo Webb was a charter member of Victory Apostolic Church in Kingsport, where she had served as president of the Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy S. and Hazel Ellis Wolfe; and an infant sister.

Surviving are her loving husband of 50 years, Bishop Hagan Webb; a daughter, Sharron Hammonds and her husband Wayne of Spring Grove, Pa.; a son, Rev. Michael R. Webb and his wife Cyndi of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Amber Hammonds White and her husband Britt, April Hammonds Shoemaker and her husband Tim, Jeff Webb and his wife Andria and Sean Webb; a great-grandson, Adrian White; two sisters, Jean Ferguson and her husband O.W. of Kingsport and Wanda Hood and her husband James Gordon of Church Hill; two brothers, Ralph Wolfe and his wife Marie of Kingsport and Jim Wolfe and his wife Nova of Fall Branch; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 702 Seven Oaks Drive, Mount Carmel.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ellis Crawford, Pastor C.E. Hand Sr., Pastor C.E. Hand Jr., and the Rev. Wayne Hammonds officiating, along with the son, the Rev. Michael R. Webb, who will also have part in the service.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Webb, Sean Webb, Tim Shoemaker, Britt White, Gordon Hood, O.W. Ferguson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Wolfe, Ralph Wolfe, Clarence Webb and Jeffrey Webb.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or to Victory Apostolic Church Building Fund, 1921 Kite St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Brenda Dee (Roberts) Webb

(Her husband’s paternal ancestors from Scott Co.)

KINGSPORT — Brenda Dee Roberts Webb, 1816 Hutchinson Drive, Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (March 18, 2009) at her residence after an extended illness.

A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William D. and Ruth Lewis Roberts. She had lived in Kingsport for a number of years. She was a homemaker. Brenda was a member of the Victory Apostolic Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Roberts and four sisters, Katherine Roberts, Della Jaynes, Joan Church and Betty Lou Pritt who died March 16, 2009.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Webb; a daughter, Amanda Webb, Kingsport; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Nancy Roberts, Elizabethton; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Louie Martinez and Judy and Bobby Babb, all of Elizabethton, Loretta and Robert Miller, Bluff City, Robin and Donnie Begley, New Market, Tenn., Barbara and Mark Terwilliger, Seaford, Va., and Lisa and Darrell Molsberry, of Maryland; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Victory Apostolic Church, 1921 Kyte St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the church, with the Rev. Ellis Crawford and the Rev. Ray Edwards officiating.

Graveside service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday.

Music will be provided by the Webb Family and Kay Webb Organist.

Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday will be, David Babb, Donnie Begley, Ray Pritt, Larry Rogers, Bob France, R.C. Simpson, Michael Osborne and Terry Russell.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence Dennis Webb

KINGSPORT - Clarence Dennis Webb, 59, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 9, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Kingsport but had spent the majority of his life in Church Hill. Dennis had served with the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Clarence Dennis Webb was a member of Belmont Baptist Church in Mount Carmel.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jamie Lynn Webb; his father, Jack Charles Webb; maternal grandparents, Ott and Hannah Baxter; and paternal grandmother, Jodie Webb.

He is survived by his daughters, Angie Ketron and husband Mark, and Tammy Mullins and husband Norman Lewis, all of Rogersville; son, Michael S. Webb and fiancee, Sarah Arroyo, Kingsport; his mother, Mary Webb, Church Hill; grandchildren, Cameron Ketron, Caleb Webb, Hunter Webb, Hudson Webb, Nathanael Mullins and Kade Smith; sister, Sue Winegar and husband Randall, Church Hill; brother, Bill Webb and wife Janice, Church Hill. Along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the brother's residence, Bill Webb, 119 Nolichucky St., Church Hill.

Services will conducted in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor James Adams officiating.

Military graveside services are to follow the chapel service with the Tennessee Army National Guard in charge.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Webb, Otis Webb, Caleb Webb, Jason McAmey, Toby Shaffer and Dimeco Childress.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Catron, Cam Catron, Hunter Webb and Lee McMillan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, 4219 Hillsboro, Suite 306, Nashville, Tenn. 37215.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Clyde Everette "C.E." Webb Jr

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. — Clyde Everette (C.E.) Webb, Jr., 67, passed into a far better life on Feb. 28, 2009 at 12:15 a.m. in his home in the Alley Valley area of Ft. Blackmore, Va.

He was loved and liked by all he came in contact with and led a full life. He had a big heart and he was a very simple man.

He was born to the late Clyde Everette Webb, Sr. and Bertie Darnell Webb on March 26, 1941.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an adopted son, Joe Allen Webb; and a brother, Joe Bill Webb.

Mr. Webb loved his dogs, Hurley, Patches and especially Greta, around him.

He played minor baseball for Manville until he was 34-years-old. He was a great and avid at playing golf, ping pong, horse shoes, shooting pool and playing cards with his buds. He was a fantastic dancer. He loved raising a big garden and then giving it to his friends. Grouse and fox hunting were his favorite things to do with his friends and family. His wife, daughter and son also enjoyed fox hunting with him and raising fox hounds.

He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed all sports, especially college games and westerns. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 with 18 months in Korea then came back to Gate City after the service and graduated from Gate City High School in 1964. He joined the Virginia National Guard 1030th in September 1979 and retired in 1998 with 20 years’ service. He loved serving with his buddies.

After graduation, he worked at Gate City Service Station, then onto Holston Defense for 9 years. He delivered milk for Pet Diary, home delivery and farmed tobacco for 15 years.

Mr. Webb finished up at Quebecor at the Hawkins County plant, then retired to his home place in Alley Valley and enjoyed his gardening.

Surviving is his wife and best friend of 32 years, Phyllis Webb, of the home; a daughter, Jelenia L. Crenshaw and husband, Doug, Visilia, Calif.; son, Jason C. (Spud) Webb and fiancée, Amanda Lucas; one grandson, Tyler Crenshaw, Visilia, Calif.; granddaughter, Maggie Webb, Dungannon, Va.; sister, Betty Webb Branch, Riner, Va.; three special nephews, Steve Branch, David Branch and Steve Cochran, who he loved to grouse hunt with; special aunts, Jewel Jones and Callie Sproles.

The family will receive friends at the Copper Creek Ruritan from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A military graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Webb Family Cemetery, Alley Valley on the Clyde Webb Farm with American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 along with the Virginia National Guard Honor guard with Chester Shell officiating.

The family asks that donations may be made to Scott County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1535, Gate City, Va., and the American Cancer Society Scott County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 246, 230 Charwood Drive NE, Abingdon, Va. 24212.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Gary Michael and staff of Clinch River Health Services. A special thanks to Jean Dooley, Dr. Mark Emery and staff, Dr. Stanley Gall and Matt Holster. The CICU Heart Unit at Wellmont and the Scott County Life Saving Crew. Special thanks to Giles Gillespie who stood by Mr. Webb during his sickness.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Curtis Webb

KINGSPORT — Curtis Webb, 78, 1012 Kennedy Drive, went home to be with the Lord early Friday morning (Nov. 19, 1999) at Wexford House after an extended illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Kingsport. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. as a supervisor in the Polymers Division.
Mr. Webb was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688, York Rite, the Jericho Temple of the Shrine and American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Haynes Webb; a brother, Don Webb; a sister, Clara Belle Williams; and a stepson, Lee Roy Gonce, Nov. 15, 1999.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Belle Gonce Webb, of the home; a son, Curtis Grady Webb, Mooresburg; three stepsons, Leonard Gonce, Don Gonce, Dr. Joel Dwight Gonce, all of Kingsport; grandsons, Jeff Webb, Brian Kelly Webb; three great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-granddaughters; two sisters, Ruth Lyons, Irving, Texas, Jeanette Yonce, Greeneville; three brothers, Glen Webb, Church Hill, Echol Webb, Gray and Gale Webb, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
A masonic memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home Chapel by the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688.
The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Max Weaver following the Masonic service.
The family will receive friends following the chapel service and anytime at the home of a stepson, Dr. Joel Gonce, 1596 Cooks Valley Road.
Military entombment rites will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David A. Webb

KINGSPORT — David A. Webb, 60, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( June 29, 2011 ), at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. David was the owner of Webb Tree Service and Landscaping.

David was a member of the Kingsport Evangel Family Worship Center . He loved to play his guitar and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son.

His father, Hobert Webb, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Webb of Kingsport; three daughters, Alisha Webb and fiancé, Joey McCrary, of Kingsport, Melissa Weatherly and husband, Ronnie, of Church Hill, and Kim Dorton of Kingsport; one son, Justin Webb of Sturgill, Mich.; six grandchildren, Justin Monk, Bradley Dorton, Adrian Dorton, Brayden McCrary, Jordan Webb and Faith Webb; his mother, Elizabeth Webb of North Port, Fla.; three sisters, Sue Thomas and husband Alvin, of Kingsport, Debbie Mowdy and husband, J.R. of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Sheila Hay and husband, Jeff of North Port, Fla.; one brother, Gary Webb and wife, Lorraine of Sarasota, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

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

A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. with Ed Clevinger, Minister officiating.

Special thanks is given to the nurses and staff in ICU at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of David A. Webb.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Echol Lavoy Webb

KINGSPORT - Echol Lavoy Webb, 82, passed from this life to be with the Lord at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday (July 5, 2000) at Anderson Health care where he had been a resident since September 1994.

Mr. Webb was born in Kingsport, where he had lived his entire life. He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a mail carrier retiring in 1980 after 30 years of service.

He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and taught the Men's Sunday School Class. Mr. Webb sang with several local quartets and attended singing conventions.

Mr. Webb was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Mary Webb; one sister, Clara Belle Williams; two brothers, Curtis and Don Webb; and a son-in-law, Keith McNutt.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Hobbs Webb, Kingsport; one daughter, Jewel McNutt, Indian Springs; a son, Maurice Lavoy Webb, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Sharon McNutt, Warren McNutt and wife, Cyndi, and Anthony Webb; two great-grandsons, Luke Aaron McNutt and Caleb Andrew McNutt; two sisters, Ruth Lyons, Irving, Texas and Jeanette Yonce, Greeneville; two brothers, Glen Webb and Gale Webb, both of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Warren McNutt, Anthony Lavoy Webb, Emerson Jayne, Mark Dorton, Floyd Gamble, and Walter Rhoton. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer Center of Upper East Tennessee, Inc., P.O. Box 3301, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or the Gideon Memorial Bible, P.O. Box 571, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edith (Qualls) Lane Webb

KINGSPORT - Mrs. Edith Qualls Webb, 72, 640 Kallen Drive, died Tuesday ( March 25, 2003 ) at her residence.

A native of Scott County , Va. , she was a daughter of the late J.J. and Zella Mae Smith Qualls. She had been a resident of Kingsport for a number of years. She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School , Gate City , Va.

Mrs. Webb was a retired employee of the J.P. Stevens Company, having retired on Feb. 1, 1993 after 39 years of service. She attended the Victory Apostolic Church .

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Qualls.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Webb; a stepson and his wife, Jeff and Brenda Webb, Kingsport; a granddaughter, Amanda Webb, Kingsport; two nieces and their husbands, Jessee Lee and Dane McClellan, and Amy Lee and Randy Quillen, all of Gate City, Va.; one great-great-niece, Katie Quillen, and one great-great-nephew, Cody Quillen, both of Gate City, Va.; several cousins and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Victory Apostolic Church , 1921 Kite Street , Kingsport . Friends may also call at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. Hagan Webb, the Rev. Paul Webb and the Rev. Ellis Crawford officiating.

The Singing Believers will provide the music.

Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday.

Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Thursday and also at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday, will be: Ray Edwards, Gillis Leblanc, James Osborne, Larry Rogers, Robert Simpson, Kenneth Johnson, Joe Arnold and John Arnold.

Condolences may be sent via e-mail to the Webb family at mfc@chartertn.net.

Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Gale Kenneth Webb Sr.

KINGSPORT — Gale Kenneth Webb Sr., 74, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday (Aug. 8, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Webb proudly served in the United States Army for 21 years where he served in Vietnam and Korea. He loved his family and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Echol, Curt, Don; and sisters, Clara Belle Williams and Ruth Lyons.

Survivors include his daughter, Pamela Brooks and husband, Sammy of Kingsport; his son, Gale Kenneth "Kenny" Webb, Jr. and wife, Rebecca of Kingsport; the mother of his children, Juanita Jones of Church Hill; five grandchildren, Krista Brown, Austin Brooks, Brandon Webb, Carley Webb, and Lacy Bernard; sister, Jeanette Younce; brother, Glen Webb; very special sister-in-law, Kay Webb; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends any time at the home of Pam Brooks, 206 Rock City Road, Kingsport, Tenn., 37664.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the VA Chaplain officiating.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Gale Kenneth Webb, Sr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Glen Edward Webb

CHURCH HILL — Glen Edward Webb, 77, of Church Hill, passed away Friday (Nov. 28, 2008) at his residence following a long illness.
Born in Kingsport, Glen had lived in Church Hill for the past 20 years. He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was of the Baptist faith.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Mary Pearcy Webb; sisters, Ruth Lyons and Clara Williams; brothers Echol, Curtis, Don and Gale Webb.
He is survived by his daughter, Ann Lane and husband, Bill of Erwin; sister, Jeanette Younce of Afton, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.
A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.
Military entombment services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Mausoleum with the American Legion Post #3/265 and the Tennessee National Guard conducting the rites. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the mausoleum at 12:55 p.m.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to his caregivers, Shannon Blair, Mary Light, Cheryl Hoag and his sister-in-law, Kay Webb, for all the love and care shown to Glen during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105,
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Webb family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jack Charles Webb

CHURCH HILL -- Jack C. Webb, 53, of Route 5, Church Hill, died Monday [5/23/1977] at 5:30 a.m. at his home following a long illness.

He was a native of Virginia but had lived in Church Hill for the past 28 years.  He was a retired employee for Tennessee Eastman Company and was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church.  He was also a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Mary Baxter Webb, Church Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Sue Harkleroad, Church Hill; two sons, Dennis Webb and Bill Webb, both of Church Hill; mother, Mrs. Jodie Webb, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Bruce McCrary, Kingsport; one brother, Tommy Webb, Kingsport; and seven grandchildren.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.

---------------------------------------------

Funeral services far Jack C. Webb will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Boyd Roberts and Rev. Lonnie Wooten officiating.  Burial will follow in the Church Hill Memorial Gardens.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport News, Tuesday, May 24, 1977

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Walter Lee Weida

DUFFIELD, Va. — Walter Lee Weida, 78, of Duffield, Va., went to be with the Lord, Friday (March 21, 2008) at Brian Center Healthcare in Weber City, Va.

Born in Carroll County, Ind., he had lived in White County, Ind. for most of his life. Mr. Weida had moved to Duffield about five years ago. He had polio 53 years ago and Post Polio Syndrome eight years ago. He was retired from RCA with over 34 years service and Monticello Springs for 10 years. He loved fishing, cards, family computer and word find games. Mr. Weida was a member of White Oak United Methodist Church near Headlee, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rauleate and Ruth (Rohrbaugh) Weida; infant sister, Roselea Weida and sister, Ruth Alice Knowels; brother, Edwin Gene Weida.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 37 years, Shelby Peterson Weida of the home; daughters, Vickie Yeakley and husband, Larry, Monticello, Ind. and Rhonda Miller, Lafayette, Ind.; son, Donald Weida and wife, Sandra, Monticello, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Beecher Weida and wife, Norma, Lake Placid, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Samuel Bowen and Rev. Daryle Hurd officiating.

Music will be provided by The Mabe Quartet.

Burial will follow in Peterson Family Cemetery, Duffield Va.

Pallbearers will be Ray Peterson, Rusty Goins, Jake Stone, Jr, Carroll Baker, Dean Collins and Samuel Bowen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Vaughn, Clyde Peterson and Josh Watts.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Billy "Big O" White

Dec 4, 1954 - Mar 25, 2014

Billy “Big O” White, 59, Kingsport, TN passed away, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his residence in Kingsport after a lengthy illness.

Billy was born in Dayton, OH on December 4, 1954 to the late Claude and Pauline Rhea White. He was raised by his grandmother, Edna S. Rhea and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was an avid Dobyns Bennett sports fan. Billy was a sports official for TSSAA and Kingsport City Recreational Department for over 25 years. He coached several youth little league ball teams in the area.

He was retired from Holston Valley Hospital after 28 years of service as a PCT.

He loved his wife, daughter, and granddaughters more than anything.

In addition to his parents and grandmother, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eileen and Paul Hobbs preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, LouAnn Hobbs White, Kingsport, TN; daughter, Lindsey Stanley and husband, Mike, Kingsport, TN; granddaughters, Cheyenne and Madison Stanley; sister, Tereasa McCrady and husband, Roger, Waldorf, MD; brother, Steve White and wife, Brenda, Kingsport, TN; along with several nephews and one great niece.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Gate City Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating. Dorothy Argoe will do a reading of the Lord’s Prayer and Carolyn Gibbons will provide a eulogy. Crystal Shipley will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Billy’s name.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Billy “Big O” White.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

James Earl "Wolfie" Wolfe

KINGSPORT — James Earl "Wolfie" Wolfe, 54, Kingsport, passed away Sunday (April 5, 2009) at Bristol Hospice House, following an extended battle with lung cancer.

James was born in Kingsport where he had resided for most of his life. He was a graduate of Sullivan Central High School Class of 72. James was an employee of Quebecor in Kingsport for 34 years, and had retired from Inové Graphics in 2007.

He was a member of Grace Church and HMWHDC.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Earl "Bub" Wolfe and Goldie Alice Carroll Wolfe.

Surviving are his wife, Dana Carol Wolfe of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William (Karen) Hite, of Kingsport; two nieces, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Lea) Collins of Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Brandon (Natalie) Smith of Jonesborough, aunt, Mrs. Nell Quarry of Church Hill, cousin Pat Mullins, of Kingsport, father-in-law, James D. Adams, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Carolyn Gail Adams, Kingsport; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Eric and Patricia Osborne, Kingsport, Christina Adams, Costa Mesa, Calif.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and very special friends and honorary family members, Fred and Kim Sarver. Additionally, James had more friends than could be listed.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Robinson and Jim Henderson officiating.

Graveside services will be at 110 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Osborne, Mark Bowling, Clifford Chess, Gary Keene, Shane Ladd, Rick McCamy, James Campbell and Brian Ellis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Sarver, Earl Gillenwater, Jim Henderson, Eric Osborne and David Cross.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of James Earl "Wolfie" Wolfe.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

James Edward "Jim" Wolfe

FALL BRANCH — James E. "Jim" Wolfe , 80, of Fall Branch, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Aug. 4, 2010, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Hawkins County on Dec. 22, 1929, Jim had resided in Fall Branch for 56 years and was a faithful member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Fall Branch. He retired from AFG and served over 40 years in the U.S. Army and Reserve Unit #639 Transportation Co. After his retirement, Jim enjoyed working part-time with his friends at East Tennessee Auto Auction and attending Cliff and Kayla’s ballgames.

Jim was preceded in death by a son, Steve; parents, Roy S. and Hazel Wolfe ; sister, Betty Webb; sisters-in-law, Mary Wolfe , Helen Steadman and Erma Lee Sheats; brother and sister-in-law, C.B. and Louise Steadman.

Jim will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 56 years, Nova Wolfe ; son, Rick Wolfe and special friend, Cathy Smith; brother, Ralph Wolfe and wife, Marie; sisters, Jean Ferguson and husband, O.W., and Wanda Hood and husband, Gordon; brothers-in-law, the Rev. Hagan Webb and wife, Kay, and Maury Sheats; and many other loving family members and close friends, including special nephew and niece, Cliff and Kayla Sanders.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Fall Branch with services to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Strickler, the Rev. Vic Wallace and the Rev. Hagan Webb officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Posts #3/265.

Pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Men’s Sunday School Classes #1 and #2.

Donations in memory of Jim may be made to First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery Fund, 1525 Hwy. 93, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656 or to the Fall Branch Fire Department, 106 Ruritan Road, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the family of Jim Wolfe .

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Joe Bill Webb

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. – Joe Bill Webb, 71, entered into rest Thursday, (Jan. 10, 2002).

Mr. Webb was born July 21, 1930 in Scott County, Va. to the late Clyde E. Webb, Sr. and Bertie Darnell.

Mr. Webb served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include special friend, Sarah Jones, Blountville; step son, Stephen Cochran, Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and David Branch, Radford, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde E. "Spider" and Phyllis Webb, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W. and Brother Chester Shell.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W c/o Earnest Hooven, 721 Union Hill St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Luther Marion Wolfe

KINGSPORT — Luther Marion Wolfe, 89, of Kingsport, passed away Friday (March 14, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the European Theatre of Operation during World War II. Mr. Wolfe received four Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

He was saved in accordance with Acts 2:38 and was a member of the Apostolic Revival Center.

His wife, Elsie Wolfe; parents, Jacob Leonard and Ethel Maddux Wolfe; sister; and several brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by a stepsister, Ada Leona Brown; sisters-in-law, June Wolfe, Willie Wolfe and Nancy Wolfe; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Leonard Dixon officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Terry Wolfe, Wendell Wolfe, Sherrill Wolfe, Danny Wolfe, John Wolfe, Ben Irwin and Junior Stamper.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Luther Marion Wolfe.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary A. (Baxter) Webb

CHURCH HILL - Mary A. Webb, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Church Hill Health Care Center following an extended illness.

She was a resident of Hawkins County and a member of Belmont Baptist Church for over 50 years. Ms. Webb was also a member of the Kingsport Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Webb, parents, Ott Baxter and Hannah Lane Baxter, son, Dennis Webb, and sister, Mae Price.

She is survived by her son, Bill Webb and his wife, Janice, daughter, Sue Winegar and her husband, Randall, seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Adams officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Thursday at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 A.M. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Otis Webb, Jefferey Webb, Chip St. Clair, and Hunter Webb.

To leave an online message or to sign the guest registry for the Webb family, please visit us @www.johnsonfuneralhome.org.

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

Service Location: Johnson Funeral Home.

Johnson Funeral Home obituaries at www.johnsonfuneralhome.org

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Belle (Wood) Gonce Webb

KINGSPORT - Mary Belle Gonce Webb, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (March 5, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Sullivan County and resided all her life in Kingsport. She was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Eastern Star and served in the Salvation Army Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Wood and Nannie Kate Gott Wood; first husband, Foister Brown "Jack" Gonce and second husband, Curtis Webb; two sons, Leonard and Lee Roy Gonce; and two brothers, Earl and Paul Wood.

Surviving are two sons, Don Gonce and wife, Dee of Kingsport, Dr. Joel Dwight Gonce and wife, Sandra of Kingsport; a daughter-in-law, Gladys Gonce of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Don Gonce, Jr., of Springfield, Mo., Mike, Joel and Elgin of Kingsport, Lorraine Doran, and Jana Jilton of Kingsport, Keisha Anderson and Belinda Karanek, both of Las Vegas, Deliliah Steen of North Carolina and Barbara Wells of Kingsport; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; also several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Friends and family may visit anytime at the home of the son, Don Gonce.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Mike Beverly and Pastor Jim Manis officiating. Mike Gonce will give the eulogy.

Committal services will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be given to Indian Springs Christian Church building fund, 5536 Kiowa St. Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 and/or Kingsport Methodist Church, 1407 Cooks Valley Road Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mary Belle Gonce Webb.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ollie Dove (Mann) Webb

Ollie D. Webb, age 83, Saturday [2/14/1987], in Bellbrook, Ohio. Preceded in death by husband, John, and son, Harold. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Wilma Webb of Dayton; grandsons, Randall of Layton, Utah, Scott of Kettering, Ohio, Robert Jr. and Dale, both of New Orleans, La.; several great-grandchildren; brother, Clayton Mann; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call JERRY SPEARS, 2693 W. Broad St., Tuesday 4-7 p.m., where service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

[Ollie was born in Scott Co, 2/12/1903, daughter of Robert Stephen “Steve” Mann and Lillie Pink (Franklin) Mann]

Transcribed from image at Freeman Family tree at ancestry.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Rose Mary (Ascani) Dooley Webb

DUNGANNON, Va. - Rose Mary Dooley Webb, 70, entered into rest on Wednesday ( Feb. 28, 2001 ) at her residence.

Born on May 11, 1930 in Pennsylvania , she was the daughter of the late Benny Edward and Catherine Emmanuel Ascani.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thurman James Dooley Sr.; her second husband, Lawrence Webb; and one son, Thurman James Dooley Jr.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Faye Dooley, Anniston, Ala., Benny and Jean Dooley, Dungannon, Va., Grover and Cathy Dooley, Dungannon, Va., and Billy and Vickie Dooley, Castlewood, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-laws, Mrs. Joe (Jeanette) Greear, Nickelsville, Va., Mrs. Bill (Kathy) Dickenson, Castlewood, Va., and Mrs. Elmer (Susan) Whitley, Dungannon, Va.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Valley View Freewill Baptist Church , Dungannon , Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. L.W. Salling, the Rev. Joe Greear and the Rev. Walter Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens , Coeburn , Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions may be made to the family to help pay for funeral expenses.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Wilmer Arthal “Art” Webb

Kingsport - Wilmer Arthal “Art” Webb, 90, of Kingsport departed this life Sunday night May 26, 2013 at his home after an extended illness.

He was a native of Scott County, VA (Alley Valley Community) and was a World War II Veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company power and service division with 41 years of service. He was a member of John Sevier V.F.W. post 2108 in Johnson City, TN.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aldeth B. “Jackie” Webb; parents, Floyd Webb and Myrtle Alley Webb; brother and sister in law, Ernest Fay and Wanda Webb.

He is survived by his sister, Charlene Webb Presley of Rogersville; niece, Vonda Presley of Rogersville; sisters-in-law, Ruth Barger of Kingsport, Patsy Cumbow and husband, Carl of Kingsport and Gwendolyn Clodfelter and husband, Howard of Kennesaw, GA; Nancy Bacon of Florida and Pat Bacon of Kingsport; along several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A military graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Rev. Wayne Baker officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Boone Dam V.F.W. Post 4933. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials are asked to be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Jane (McClellan) Weadon

BELTSVILLE, Md. -- Mrs. Jane McClellan Weadon, 63, died at 6 a.m. Monday [ 12/15/1975 ] following an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Grover and Ada McClellan.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Weadon, Beltsville, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Monsey [Munsey], College Park, Md., Mrs. John Elevenworth [Leavenworth], Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Roxie Richardson, Bluefield, W. Va.; four brothers, Arnold McClellan, G. C. McClellan, and Woodrow McClellan, all of Gate City, Va., and Rayford McClellan, Blountville.

Services will be Wednesday in Beltsville , Md.

(Kingsport News, Wednesday, December 17, 1975)

Kingsport News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Paul Boyd "Blackie" Weddle

Paul Boyd "Blackie" Weddle, 70, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Weddle was born in Russell County, VA on October 19, 1939, a son of the late Homer Dale and Elsie Marie Barnes Weddle.

He worked for Bassett Dairy Milk Co. and for Steadman Construction upon retiring to Scott County, VA in 2001. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three infant brothers and sisters, and a brother, June Weddle.

Surviving is his wife, Zelda Weddle, Nickelsville, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Williams and husband, Tim; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff Weddle and wife, Conda, Nickelsville, VA and Jerry Weddle and wife, Janice, Gate City, VA; grandchildren, Pance Kecev, Allen Weddle, MorganWeddle, Savannah Williams, Kenzly Weddle, Brooklyn Weddle, Brennon Weddle, and Taylor Weddle; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline King, Lebanon, VA, Nyla Dean and husband, Walter, Nickelsville, VA, and Ann Hillman and husband, Junior, West Milton, OH; brother and sister-in-law, Ballard Weddle and wife, Mae, Abingdon, VA; sister-in-law, Margie Weddle, Lebanon, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Mellons, the Rev. Eddie Taylor, and the Rev. Lelbert Thornburg officiating. The Pleasant View Choir will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Allen Weddle, Tim Williams, Pance Kecev, Randy Lawson, Frank Taylor, Lawrence Dean, Gary Dougherty, and Billy Dean will serve as pallbearers. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the graveside service.

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

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Dr. Cline Hoff Welch

KINGSPORT - The family of Cline Hoff Welch announces his move to his new home on Gloryland Way.

At approximately 1 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 21, 2005), he effortlessly moved into his new mansion in Heaven where his wife, Lorene Carter Welch anxiously awaited his arrival.

About 15 months ago, Mom and Dad were separated by her death after 61 years of marriage. Today, they are reunited and will be for all eternity where they will walk the streets of gold, praise the lamb and greet their parents, brothers, sisters and friends who have gone on before.

He fought the good fight, he finished his course, he kept the faith. He always preached the word and never tickled the ears of his congregations.

Mr. Welch received his BS degree from East Tennessee State University in 1960. He received Masters of Ministry in 1980, Doctor of Ministry in 1981 and Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 1981, all from International Bible Institute and Seminary.

He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1979 following 38 years of service in plant security.

Mr. Welch was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Carter Welch; his parents, Samuel Richmond and Orpha Evada Quillen Welch; his step-mother, Elza Welch; brothers, Kyle Welch, Coy Welch, Kenley Welch, Loy "Dan" Welch and Claude Welch; sisters, Helen Baker, Jean Welch and Joan Welch; great-grandchild, Amber Yvonne Yonts.

Survivors include his children, Mrs. Billy (Pat) Ray of Church Hill, Mrs. Patton (Sue) Mosley of Kingsport, and Mrs. Roy (Deborah) Rhoton of Fall Branch, Eddie and Madge Welch of Kingsport, David and Colleen "Cecil" Welch of Huddleston, Va., and Mike and Sharon Welch of Rogersville; three sisters, Martha Kerbo of Knoxville, Peggy Bowen of Blountville, and Nora Welch of Bristol, Va.; four brothers, Wilkie Welch of Bristol, Va., Jim Welch of Bristol, Va., Tom Welch of Blountville, and Ray Welch of Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Mrs. Steve (Dianne) Forbes, Mrs. Ricky (Donna) Housewright, all of Church Hill, Mrs. Daniel (Rhonda Fletcher) Smith of Bristol, Tenn., Daryl Fletcher of Kingsport, Kellie Rhoton of Fayetteville, N.C., Scotty Welch of Honolulu, Hawaii, Jason Welch of Kingsport, and Justin Welch of Athens, Ga.; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fort Robinson Baptist Church and at other hours at the residence of a daughter, Sue Mosley, 805 New Beason Well Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the church. The Rev. Gene Hughes, the Rev. Joe Hill, the Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. Greg DePriest will officiate.

Special music will be provided by members of the Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Garden of the Well at East Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and the Gate City Post #265.

Pallbearers will be members of the Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Fort Robinson Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Class.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Kingsport Times-News Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 479, Kingsport, TN 37662.

Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Welch, Cox, McConnell, Quillen, Lawson, Greear, Carter, Brickey)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Dana Kate (Kilgore) Welch

BLOUNTVILLE — Dana Kate "Granny" Welch, 100, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Jan. 9, 2009) at her daughter’s home. Mrs. Welch was born on Sept. 13, 1908, to Charles P. Kilgore and Rebecca McKinney Kilgore in Scott County, Va. She worked the assembly line for Miffin-McCambridge and several years in the Dungannon High School cafeteria. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a Granny to everyone. She was a Baptist and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Warrenton, Va. She was beloved by her church family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Eugene Welch, in 1963; a daughter, Dormis Skeen; a brother, Earl Kilgore; a sister, Ethel Salyer; sons-in-law, Bobby Odle and Charles Skeen; and a grandson, Freddie Lee.
Surviving are her son, Darrell Welch and wife, Virginia, Ocean View, Del.; daughters, Myra Doris Hartsock and husband, Ray, Blountville, and Polly Lou Odle, Warrenton, Va.; grandchildren, Ricky Hartsock and wife, Donna, Blountville, Randy Hartsock, Indian Springs, Tenn., Ronda Davis and husband, Rodney, Talbott, Tenn., Robbie Hartsock and wife, Rhonda, Bassett, Va., Darrell (Sam) Welch and wife, Judy, Hyttsville, Md., Daryl Ann (Tootie) Hartung and husband, Rick, Owing, Md., Michael Skeen and wife, Angie, Kingsport, Chuck Skeen and wife, Pepper, Clarksville, Tenn., and Shannon Bywaters, Kingsport; 20 greatthree grandchildren; and a special goddaughter, Brooke Jacobs.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence in Blountville.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Vinton Williams, Warrenton, Va., and the Rev. Bob Ferguson, Blountville, officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport. The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Hartsock, Justin Hartsock, Ricky Hartsock, Randy Hartsock, Tony Jacobs, Rodney Davis, Robbie Hartsock, Michael Skeen, Darrell "Sam" Welch, Doug Bywaters, Jason Jacobs and Bobby Jacobs. Honorary pallbearer will be Ray Hartsock.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lorene (Carter) Welch

KINGSPORT - It is with mixed emotions the family of Lorene Carter Welch announces her new address of #2 Gloryland Way.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on October 28, 2003, she effortlessly moved into her new mansion that had been prepared for her. Its completion was in God's perfect time.

We can only imagine what today's activities include, but we are certain she will spend time at the feet of Jesus laying down the many crowns that were her reward. Other activities are certain to include singing praises to the Lamb, walking on streets of gold, and greeting her parents and other brothers and sisters in Christ.

Even though this may sound like a busy schedule, we know she will feel none of the pain, sorrow, nor tears that she experienced during her 78 years on earth…only joy!

By the way, that joy began at SON rise.

She fought a good fight, she finished her course, she kept the faith.

We will be celebrating her life as we receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 30 at Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport with services to follow.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 31 at East Lawn Memorial Park in Kingsport.

She was a loving wife and mother who is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Cline H. Welch, her children; Mrs. Billy (Pat) Ray of Church Hill, Mrs. Patton (Sue) Mosley of Kingsport, Mrs. Roy (Deborah) Rhoton of Fall Branch, Eddie and Madge Welch of Kingsport, David Welch of Meadows of Dan, Va., and Mike and Sharon Welch of Rogersville. Grandchildren; Mrs. Steve (Dianne) Forbes, Mrs. Ricky (Donna) Housewright all of Church Hill; Mrs. Daniel (Ronda Fletcher) Smith of Bluff City; Daryl Fletcher of Kingsport; Kellie Rhoton of Fayetteville, NC; Scotty Welch of Honolulu HI; Jason Welch and Justin Welch both of Kingsport. Twenty-six great-grandchildren. Two sisters; Betty Lou Garland of Indianapolis Indiana and Barbara Ann Fields of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Reverend Gene Hughes, Reverend Kelly Carter, Reverend Joe Hill and Dr. Phil Hoskins will officiate.

The family will also receive friends at the home of a daughter Sue Mosley, 805 N. Beason Well Road, Kingsport.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Welch, Jason Welch, Justin Welch, Daryl Fletcher, Steve Forbes, Ricky Housewright and Daniel Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Golden State Missions c/o Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Welch family.

(Some Scott Co ancestral families – Carter, Horton, Flanary, Kern, Durham, Hill, Shepherd, Jessee, Bailie, Lane)

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Deloris (Thompson) Wells

APPALACHIA, Va. — Deloris Thompson Wells, 67 passed away Friday (May 23, 2008) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Deloris was a lifelong resident of the area. And she was of the Holiness Faith.

She was preceded is death by her husband, Johnny Wells; and her parents, Orvin and Alliefair Ashley Thompson.

Surviving are her son, Justin Wayne Thompson; her daughter, Christina Thompson, both of Appalachia, Va.: six brothers, Gary Thompson, Blackwater, Va., Gene Thompson, Earnest Thompson, Doug Thompson, all of Appalachia, Va., Ralph Thompson, North Carolina, Clayton Thompson, Big Stone Gap, Va.; six sisters, Joanne Riley, Bluff City, Tenn., Opal Collins and Sandra Kay Thompson, both of Appalachia, Va., Kathryn Osborne, Blackwater, Va., Ruble Taylor of Duffield, Va., Marcella Ayers of Norton, Va.; several nieces and nephews also survive her.

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

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends are ask to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home to leave at 10:30 a.m. to go in possession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Gilliam Funeral Home is serving the Wells family

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Flora (Short) Wells

(Husband Abe Wells desc. of Bond and Kilgore families of Scott Co)

NORTON, Va. — Flora Short Wells, 87, Norton, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday (June 19, 2009) at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital after a long illness.

Flora was a homemaker and godly, dedicated mother and grandmother. She was a faithful, active member of the Coeburn Church of God of Prophecy for over 70 years. She was a loving servant for Jesus and touched many, many lives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abe H. Wells; and a granddaughter, R. Le Anne Wells. Surviving are three daughters, Linda Wells Jackson, son-in-law, Mack Jackson; Barbara Jean Wells, Susie Wells Stidham, son-in-law, Donnie Stidham; a son, Abe Chet Wells, daughter-in-law, Robin Gardner Wells; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Stidham Leonard; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Titus Anderson and Rev. Robert Kespelher officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va. The family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eula Jean (Vaughn) Bishop Wells

GATE CITY, Va. - Eula Jean Bishop Wells, 67, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning (Sept. 6, 2001) after a brief illness.

Born April 19, 1934 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Blanche Lark Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Junior Bishop; a son, Timothy Bishop; and two brothers, Jack and Harry Vaughn Jr.

Mrs. Wells was a member of the Hansonville Baptist Church and was an employee of Hardee's for the last 15 years.

Surviving are her husband, Darrell Wells, Gate City, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Bishop and Bobby Farthing, Atlanta, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Jane Bishop, Old Fort, N.C.; two brothers, Donald Vaughn, Dungannon, Va., and Harley Vaughn, Deland, Fla.; two grandchildren, Daniel and Adam Bishop; three great-grandchildren, Dravin, Kirkland and Grayson Bishop; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Jack Lyons and Elder Bill Jackson officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Vaughn, Gary Perkins and Robert White.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Betty (Barbour) Wellmaker

MOUNT CARMEL — Betty Barbour Wellmaker, 75, of Mount Carmel, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday (Jan. 4, 2009) at the Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Wellmaker was a native of Scott County, Va. and had lived in Georgia for several years before moving to Mount Carmel in 1983. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Wellmaker; and her parents, John and Alice Herron Barbour.

Survivors include her brother, John C. Barbour of Limestone, Tenn.; four sisters, Nell Hale and Elizabeth Barbour, both of Mount Carmel, Ruth Drinnon and husband, Rev. Neal Drinnon of Church Hill, Arletha Newton and husband, Kemper (Chuck) Newton of Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Neal Drinnon and Rev. Curtis Hale officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Wellmaker family

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Martha Rose (Cregger) Werner

Martha Rose Werner, of Kingsport, Tennessee, died Monday March 12, 2012 at Holston Valley Hospital. Mrs. Werner was born October 24, 1940 to Alvin and Ida (Shelton) Cregger.

She was a proud member of the class of 1957 at Virginia’s Gate City High School and enjoyed many happy years spent with her grandparents in Yuma.

Following graduation, Martha joined her parents in Lubbock, Texas, where her father was serving. Here she met Lt Thomas Werner (of Cleveland, Oh) while he was in flight training at Reese AFB and they married in June 1965. A career Air Force wife, Martha lived and traveled all over the world. She returned to Kingsport long enough to give birth to daughter Lisa and be near family while Tom, an RF-4C pilot served in Vietnam. A son, Timothy, followed while the family was stationed at Shaw AFB, South Carolina.

Martha and Tom moved the family to Dayton, Oh, where the twenty plus year Air Force career came to a close with retirement. Tom died of Leukemia in December 1991 and Martha quickly returned home to her beloved Tennessee. On one of the happiest days of her life, Martha’s son Tim married Karen Irizarry in September of 2006.

Living in Tennessee allowed Martha to spend time in the mountains she loved, with friends she grew up with and her family. We did not have time to prepare ourselves for her loss, but she is at peace, without pain, and reunited with her many loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Alvin Cregger, beloved father-in-law Raymond and mother-in-law Eleanor Werner, Husband Thomas Jerome, and infant son Scott Michael.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Anne Werner of Ogden, Utah, son and daughter-in-law Timothy Jerome and Karen Ivette Werner of Gray, TN, sister in law and brother in law, Kathy (Werner) and Ted Elster of Brecksville, OH, brother in law and sister in law, Raymond and Elaine Werner of Yellow Springs, OH, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday (March 17, 2012) at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.

A gathering in her honor will be held following the graveside service at The Family Bakery, 101 East Jackson Street, Suite 101, Gate City, VA, 24251.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia Society and Lymphoma Society.

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

(Some maternal ancestral Scott Co families – Shelton, Wininger, Freeman, Davidson, Haynes, Rogers)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Edgar L. Weston

Edgar L. Weston, 60, of 1421 Bridwell St., died at 1:45 p. m Wednesday in Holston Valley Community Hospital.

He was born in Kyles Ford, Tenn., but had lived in Sullivan County since 1928. He was employed in the Tenite Department of Tennessee Eastman for 35 years. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the United Commercial Travelers.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pauline Patrick Weston; one son, Ronald Weston of Knoxville; two brothers, John Weston of Kingsport and Earl Weston of Knoxville; three sisters, Mrs. Otto Parkey of Tazewell, Tenn., Mrs. J. G. Stephens of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Dennis Bacon of Kingsport; and five grandchildren.

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

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, January 11, 1968)

-----------------------------------------

Funeral for Edgar L. Weston of 1421 Bridwell St., who died Wednesday at the age of 60, will be held at 2:30 p. m. today in the First Methodist Church.

The Rev. Ted R. Witt Sr. will conduct the service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Friday, January 12, 1968)

(First husband of Callie Kay Starnes)

Kingsport News

Submitted by Don Lane

Mary Pauline "Polly" (Patrick) Weston

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Mary Pauline "Polly" Patrick Weston, 79, died Monday (April 24, 1995) at Lifecare Center of Jefferson City after an extended illness.

A native of Wise, Va., she was a former resident of Kingsport.  She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company as a lab technician after many years of service.  She was a member of the Auxiliary of Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.  She was also a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church, Kingsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar C. Weston.

Surviving are one sister, Alice Wanda Haynes, Birmingham, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Oak Hill Funeral Home chapel with the Dr. Robert P. Reno officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Auxiliary of Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, P. O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, April 25, 1995

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Lillie June (McMurray) Whitaker

HILTONS, Va. — Lillie June Whitaker, 85, East Carters Valley, passed away Sunday (Jan. 7, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va on Aug. 18, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Melvin D. Mc-Murray and Cordia Taylor Mc-Murray. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Whitaker was a member of Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Paul Whitaker; brothers, Maynard, Elbert, Robert and Chester McMurray.

Surviving are her brothers, W.C. McMurray and wife, June, Hiltons, Va., J.T. Mc-Murray and wife, Etta, Blountville; several

nieces and nephews; special caretakers, David and Lisa Ketron.

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

Services will be conducted at New Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Elder Lewis Baker and Elder Johnny Bowlin officiating. Music will be provided by the Bowlin Family.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church, attn: Ralph Baker, Lucy Rd., Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Ethel Rosemary Victoria (Davidson) Wimberly

FREDERICK, Md. — Mrs. Ethel R. Wimberly, 58, of Frederick, died on Wednesday (June 17, 2009) at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville.

Born on March 18, 1951 in Virginia, she was the daughter of Leona K. Necessary of Mt. Airy and the late Jasper James Davidson. In the early 1980s, Ethel returned to school to obtain her nursing degree.

She loved spending time at the beach and enjoyed motorcycles. She loved spending time with friends and family, drinking a margarita, cooking out and partying. She was a sister or mother to anyone she met.

She was the wife of the late Roger Dale Wimberly who died on July 19, 2004.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters Katherine A. Fernandez and husband, Glenn of Frederick and Susan Hashmall and husband, Dean A. of Mt. Airy; grandchildren Michael R. Salatto, Samantha E. Lucia, Frederick D. Hashmall, Madison A. Fernandez and Austin D. Fernandez; brother, James W. Davidson and wife, Sandra J. of Crofton and sister, Patricia H. Veilleux and husband, Pierre of Frederick. Also survived by her dearest friend, Joe Gavin; her adopted sister, Cherl Harding and six nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy, Md.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pastor Don Carpenter will officiate.

Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ethel’s name should be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20010.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Roger Dale Wimberly

MONROVIA, Md. - Roger D. Wimberly, 53, died on Monday (July 19, 2004) in Laurel, Md.

He was the husband of Ethel R. Davidson Wimberly, his wife of 19 years.

Born on July 14, 1951 in Hyattsville, he was the son of the late John Kimbrough and Helen Louise Wilson Wimberly. He was a building engineer with GDR Management in Beltsville. He was an avid NASCAR and Washington Redskins fan, but most of all he loved to ride his Harley and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Katherine Ann Fernandez and husband Glen of Frederick and Susan Ealyease Hashmall husband Dean of Mt. Airy; five grandchildren, Michael R. Salatto, Samantha E. Lucia, Ricky D. Hashmall, Madison A. Fernandez and Austin D. Fernandez; two brothers, Jack K. Wimberly and wife Diane of La Plata and Richard K. Wimberly and wife Kim, Bremerton, Wa.; a sister, Linda L. Riggleman and husband Jeff of Harrisonburg, Va.; one aunt, Annie Smith of Gaithersburg; and special niece, Danielle J. Wimberly and special nephew, Kevin J. Wimberly.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stauffer Funeral Home, Mt. Airy.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tim Simpson of Greenridge Baptist Church, Germantown officiating.

Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Chapel Mausoleum, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roger Wimberly Benefit Fund, c/o Sun Trust Bank, 11323 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia, Md. 21770 for Trust Fund for grandchildren and Toys for Tots.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Richard Wayne Wheat

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Richard Wayne Wheat, 54, passed away June 8, 2009 at Chesapeake General Hospital.

Born in Sullivan County, Richard was saved at an early age. He graduated from Lynn View High School and attended ETSU for two years. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years.

He was the owner of Miss Kitty’s Village Inn in Virginia Beach.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Paul Wheat; grandparents, Joel and Lois Wheat, W.K. Lane and Gladys Lane.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Wheat of Chesapeake and his mother, Nell Wheat; children, Tracy Rhodes and husband, Chris, Malinda Hinkle and husband, Bruce, Candace Wheat, all of Tennessee and Tony Wheat and wife, Heather of Texas, Tracie McCoy and Mike Hinkle, Stephanie Cloutier and husband, Chad of Chesapeake; brothers, David and wife, Linda Wheat, Steven Wheat and a special friend, Tonya Cox; 10 grandchildren, special friends Randy and Jeri Estenson of Virginia Beach and a host of family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Va.

Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Paul Wheat

KINGSPORT - William Paul Wheat, 72, died Tuesday (Aug. 21, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport), and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a self-employed brick mason.

He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as an usher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Lois Elliott Wheat; one brother, Joe Wheat; and a sister, Mildred Wheat Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nell Lane Wheat, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Wayne Wheat, Chesapeake, Va., David Lynn Wheat and his wife Linda, Lockford, Calif., and Steven Brian Wheat, Jonesborough; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joan Wheat Robinette and Patsy Wheat Covey, both of Kingsport and Wonell Wheat Layton, Rapid City, S.D.; brother, Robert Gregory Wheat, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Tabernacle Baptist Church (Bloomingdale Pike) with Pastor Cecil Sturgill officiating.

The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church (mission fund), 1444 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry W. Wheatley

YUMA, Va. - Henry W. Wheatley, 88, Yuma, Va. entered into rest Wednesday (May 2, 2007) at his residence.

He was born July 3, 1918 in Canada and was the son of Milton and Rebecca Wood Wheatley. The Wheatley family moved back to the Dungannon area of Virginia, where they resided for many years. In his early life, Mr. Wheatley attended Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church and in the last 40 years has attended Fellowship Chapel Church in Fort Blackmore, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Dorton Wheatley in 1985; four brothers, Lavern, John, Gene and Stewart Wheatley; two sisters, Virginia Harrison and Dorothy Crawford; and granddaughter, Sherry E. Sanders in 2006.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary W. Sanders and husband, Mack, Yuma, Va., and Wanda W. Kirby and husband, Bobby, Murrells Inlet, S.C.; five grandchildren, Ivan Sanders and wife, Cathy, Jeffrey Shipley and wife, Renee, Missy Edwards and husband, Steve, Holly Sanders and Whitney Sanders; eight great-grandchildren, Clay and Dalton Shipley, Donald Steel, Jaden Sanders, Jessica Cardin, Michael Porter and Savannah and Austin Edwards; one great-great-grandchild, Cora Cardin; one special friend/grandchild, Carolyn Fleenor; sister and brother-in-law, Mae Etta Bowman and husband, Ralph, Yuma, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence Wheatley and wife, Maude, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Mack Sanders.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Red Salling, the Rev. Coy Butler, Brother Mack Sanders and Brother Wayne Stallard offficiating.

The Upward Way Quartet and the Fellowship Chapel Church Choir will provide the music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all the wonderful caregivers, Wellmont Hospice, Dr. James Wolfe and all of those too numerous to mention who helped in any way.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wellmont Hospice, 200 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Henry W. Wheatley.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Andrea Faye (Thomas) Shipley King Wheeler

KINGSPORT — Andrea Thomas Wheeler, 63, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Sept. 13, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1944 in Kingsport, Tenn., daughter of the late Faye McConnell Thomas and Bill Thomas.

Mrs. Wheeler loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Faye Thomas; and a infant daughter, Angela .

Andrea is survived by her husband, Harold G. Wheeler of the home; sons, Scott Shipley of Mount Carmel, Todd Shipley and his wife, Gina of Kingsport, Jason King of Kingsport and step son, Richard Paul King and his wife, Tina of Kingsport; brothers, Gary Thomas of Jonesborough, Tommy Thomas and his wife, Theresa of Kingsport and Billy Thomas and his wife, Vicki of Kingsport; aunts, Leta Addington of Nicklesville, Va. and Monette Quillen of Gate City, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral service will follow with Pastor Greg Burton officiating.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Andrea Thomas Wheeler

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Annie Clyde (Larkins) Whetsel

CHURCH HILL - Annie Clyde Whetsel, 82, died Thursday ( May 18, 2000 ) at Church Hill Health Care after a short bout with cancer.

Born May 27, 1917 in Sullivan County , she was a daughter of the late John Larkins Sr. and Annie B. Bragg.

Mrs. Whetsel was a former employee of Tennessee Eastman Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kemp Whetsel Sr. in 1967; four sisters, Lena Winegar, Grace Hite, Mary Booher and Grada Churchwell.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Kemp Jr. and Phyllis Whetsel, Kingsport and Ronald and Alice Whetsel, Newland, N.C.; three sisters, Clara Bear, Kingsport, Pearl Cooper, Kingsport and Mrs. Marvin (Fannie) Littleton, Fall Branch; one brother, John Larkins Jr.; three grandchildren, Wayne Whetsel, Jeffrey Whetsel and Vicky Whetsel Calloway; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

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

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Oscar Kenneth "Os" Whetsel

Oscar (Os) Kenneth Whetsel, 72, 2808 Princeton Road, Kingsport, died Sunday (Sept. 17, 1995) at Holston Valley Medical Center of a heart attack.

A native of Sullivan County, he was self-employed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orge and Vada Quillen Whetsel; four sisters; and one brother.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Crawford Whetsel, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Gladys) Williams, Kingsport, and Mrs. Rick (Terry) Horton, Mount Carmel; one son, Sammy K. Whetsel, Kingsport; two granddaughters, three sisters, Mrs. Ruthie (Hazel) Light, Mrs Ray (Oakie) Morelock, and Mildred Hartgrove, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home or anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

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

From Kingsport Times-News of Tuesday, September 19, 1995

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Aaron DeWayne White

Aaron DeWayne White, (White Boy), 25, Ft. Blackmore, VA went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Aaron was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Ruby and Arthur Taylor and paternal great grandparents, McKinley and Lena White, all of Nickelsville, VA.

Survivors include his wife, Kassie McNew White and step-daughter, Riley Chaffin, Ft. Blackmore, VA, his parents, Johnny and Angela White, Nickelsville, VA; sister, Amber Barnett and husband, Daniel, Church Hill, TN; nieces, Destini and Hayley Barnett; maternal grandparents, Gaye and Don Salyer, Nickelsville, VA; paternal grandparents, June and Rev. G.W. White, Nickelsville, VA; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home of his parents, Johnny and Angela White and at the homes of Don and Gaye Salyer and June and Rev. G.W. White Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011 at the House of Prayer Church, Nickelsville, VA with Rev. G. W. White and Rev. Danny Keith McNew officiating. Greg and Becky White will provide the music.

Burial will follow the services at the Moore Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Tommy Darnell, Jake Broadwater, Joe Broadwater, Ricky Kiser, and uncles, Bill White, Gerald White, Jerry White, Greg White, Wes Salyer, and Tim Salyer will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Aaron DeWayne White.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfuneals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Clifford “Pop” White

KINGSPORT - Charles Clifford “Pop” White, 90, Kingsport , died Saturday ( Aug. 26, 2006 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a long period of declining health.

Born Oct.17, 1915 in Old Fort, N.C., to the late Henry Thomas and Carmie "Connie" Etta Owenby White, he resided in Sullivan County most of his life.

Mr. White attended Kingsport City Schools during his teen years. As a young man, he was a Boy Scout and worked at selling the Kingsport Times-News and Grit newspapers. He was a member of the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band and Orchestra. Clifford retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1976 after 41 years of service.

Mr. White was an elder at Cedar View Presbyterian Church and a charter member and elder of Fairview Presbyterian Church. He served as music director and Elder Emeritus at Lynn Garden Presbyterian Church. Clifford was presently a member of New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He faithfully served his Lord as elder in Presbyterian churches for 50 years.

Clifford was one of the original counselors of Kingsport 's Contact Concern and served as an Election Judge for 12th District for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Claudius White; one sister, Mildred Antha White Harron; and one half-sister, Hazel Huey.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 69 years, Myrtle Olina Hammonds White, Kingsport; three daughters, Ramona Olina Grills and husband, Bill, Kingsport, Eldora Evangeline Chappell and husband, Terry, Rogersville, and Anita Maria Bridwell and husband, Richard, Kingsport; one son, Clifford Allen White and wife, Jeanie, Sullivan Gardens; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith Stephens, Oriental, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Raymond Hammonds, Pastor Richard Willis, and Pastor Larry Ball officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park .

The grandsons and great-grandson will serve as pallbearers. The granddaughters, great-granddaughters, and goddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Those desiring may make memorials to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or to the New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1116 Nelms St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Kristy Nichole White

NICKELSVILLE - Kristy Nichole White, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. White, Route 2, died at Kingsport's Holston Valley Community Hospital Friday morning. [2/23/1973]

Survivors include her parents; paternal grandfather Dewey White, and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Parks, all of Nickelsville.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Burial in the family cemetery.)

Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, February 25, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Lilburn Palmer "Jim" White

KINGSPORT — Lilburn P "Jim" White, 72, Kingsport, entered into rest Tuesday (June 6 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. White was born in Scott County, Va. on September 19, 1933, son of the late Dewey and Blanche Nash White.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sis ters, Beatrice (Bessie) Nash and Sarah Birtwhistle; and brother Jackie White.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years Joyce Page White, Kingsport; son, Jimmy Lynn White Gainesville, Ga.; grandson Chris White Gainesville, Ga.; brothers, Eugene White and wife Jerlean, Nickelsville, Va. John C. (Jay) White and wife Lena Faye, Yuma, Va., Willie White and wife Linda, Nickelsville, Va.; Everett White and wife Volena, Nickelsville, Va., and Richard White and wife, Mary, Kingsport mother-in-law, Ethel Page; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be con ducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. G.W. White and the Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.

Shannon Bradley, Todd Meade and Miranda Hutchens will pro vide the music, along with organ ist Linda Vaughn.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Page Family Cemetery in the Robinette Valley community, Speers Ferry, Va. by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, and Post #265 of Gate City, Va..

Brothers-in-law, Tom Page Roy Page, Roger Page, Jackie Page, Randall Page and Harvey Page will serve as pallbearers along with Chris White and Anthony Durant as escorts.

Chuck Jessee, Jerry Johnson T.H. Page, Jr., Chris Crawford Kent Bausell and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers Vickie and Tommy Austin will provide music at the graveside service.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon on Saturday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home, Inc is serving the White family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Molly White

Kingsport, Tenn., Thursday, Sept. 23, 1954

Molly White's Body Found To End Eight-Day Search

SHERIFF W. C. SALYER holds Sambo, pet and companion of MISS MOLLY WHITE, whose body was found Wednesday night mangled in a fence near the top of rugged Clinch Mountain. The little dog, which stood guard near his mistress, was responsible for the discovery of the 76-year-old former schoolteacher's body. His barking attracted the attention of squirrel hunter WALTER TAYLOR who organized a searching party and returned to the area.

Elderly Woman Is Discovered In Scott County

Mildred Joan (McDavid) Whited

Mildred Joan McDavid Whited, 82, died on Wednesday (February 3, 2010) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Born on November 20, 1927, and raised in the Daniel Boone community, she was predeceased by her parents, Charles Newton McDavid and Maude Elizabeth Lane McDavid; by two brothers, Harold McDavid and James "Bud" McDavid; and by three sisters, Hazel McDavid Stokes, Lou Ella McDavid Smith, and Ursel McDavid Copas.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Paul Edwin Whited; two daughters, Dana Jo Whited Steel, of Kingsport, and Dr. Lana Ann Whited, of Ferrum, Va.; and seven grandchildren: Bryson Elizabeth Steel and Nathan Vincent Steel, of Kingsport; Jason Charles Edwin Steel, of Bristol; and Hailu Emmanuel Grimes-Whited, Brandon Cahill Grimes-Whited, Berhan Lane Grimes-Whited, and Tyler Edward Grimes-Whited, all of Ferrum, Va. She is also survived by a brother, Fred McDavid, and sister-in-law, Thelma McDavid, of Kingsport, as well as dozens of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Whited was a graduate of Daniel Boone School, Shoemaker High School, and Whitney Business College. She worked for over 30 years at several local banks and retired from Bank of America in Gate City in 1999. She subsequently worked part-time for Farmers & Miners Bank in Weber City until her second retirement in May 2008.

Mrs. Whited was a long-time member of the Gate City United Methodist Church, of the adult choir, and of the Thelma Nickels Circle. She served as a volunteer at the Gate City polling place during many local, state, and federal elections.

The Whited family is especially grateful to the congregation of the Gate City United Methodist Church, to the employees of Total Home Health Care and Hospice who have served the family, and to Mrs. Whited's caretaker, Helen.

The family will receive friends at the Gate City United Methodist Church on Friday (February 5, 2010) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. John A. Duvall and Rev. Jim Harless at the church on Friday (February 5, 2010) at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by the church choir.

A private graveside service will be held following the funeral service at Holston View Cemetery with her grandchildren and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church, 255 Walnut Street, Gate CIty, VA, 24251 or to Lane Cemetery maintenance fund (c/o Brenda Stokes), 557 Campfire Circle, Gate City, VA, 24251.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Robert Moreland “Bob” Whitten

KINGSPORT — Robert M. “Bob” Whitten, 68, of Kingsport , went to be with the Lord on Thursday ( July 23, 2009 ) at his residence.

He was born in Sullivan County ( Kingsport ) and was raised in Knoxville . He moved to Johnson City and then later to Kingsport . Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve having served for over 32 years. He was a member of American Legion Post #265, Gate City , Va. ; Masonic Lodge #688, Jericho Shrine Temple ; and Disabled American Veterans where he served as Past State Commander.

Bob was a retired owner/ agent with Appalachian Life Insurance Company. He was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marguerite Moreland Whitten.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Fields Whitten of the home; six sons, Malcolm Henry Lyle, III and wife, Heather of Mechanicsville, Va., Robert Moreland Whitten, Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Barry Neal Whitten and wife, Rachel of Johnson City, James S. Hilton and wife, Angie of Church Hill, Richard A. Hilton and wife, Lisa of Gray and Michael Hilton and wife, Tracie of Church Hill; 11 grandchildren, Julia, Matthew, Elizabeth, Emmit, Alexander, Ashely, Tabby, Lacy, Savanna, J.T. and Katie; his sister, Francis, a nephew, two nieces and special friends, Otis and Janice Fields, Billy and Sandra Lark, Bill Haden and Tim and Valerie Babb.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Highway 23N, Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 5 p.m. with Rev. Emmit Wilson, officiating.

Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home , Tenn. conducted by the American legion Post #265/3 along with the Tennessee National Guard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m.

Pallbearers will be the Color Guard.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice and all their staff.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road , Greeneville , S.C. 29605 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Henry Oliver White

DUNGANNON, Va. - Henry Oliver White, 81, Dungannon, Va., died Thursday (April 14, 1994) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center.

He was a retired farmer, and had spent most of his life in Rus­sell, Smyth and Washington Coun­ties, before moving to Scott County five years ago. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Carson White.

Surviving are his wife, Mary White; four daughters, Mrs. Nell Powers, Dungannon, Va., Mrs. Ruth Rogers, Goodview, Va., Mrs. Jennie Gray, Martinsville, Va. and Mrs. Lutie Wilcox, Lenoir, N.C.; five sons, Gene White, Troutville, Va., Raymond White and Roger White, both of Mead­owview, Va., Clyde White, Hud­son, N.C. and Con White, Abingdon, Va.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sev­eral nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Huff-Cook Funeral Home, Castlewood Chapel, and anytime at the home of a daughter, Nell Powers.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Castlewood Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Beavers officiat­ing.

Burial will be in Temple Hill Memorial Park.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

J. C. White

J. C. White, 85, of Kingsport, son of Preston and Maggie White, entered into his heavenly home Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .
J.C. loved to camp and fish at
Douglas Lake . He was employed at Mason-Dixon for forty years and in his last fifteen years there was a city driver in the Gate City area. He was an active member of the Mason-Dixon Retirement Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tara Leigh White; two brothers, Cecil White, Paul White; three sisters, Pauline Weeks, Tootsie Patrick, Bonnie "Bunny" Hensley; two brothers-in-law, William Williams and Albert Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Williams White; daughter, Carlotta Bruce of Jonesborough; son, James White and wife Wendy of Kingsport; grandson, Jeffrey Bruce of Jonesborough; granddaughter Lori White and spouse, Chad Morgan of Church Hill; great-grandson James Charles "Charlie" Morgan of Church Hill; brothers-in-law, Willard Williams of Surgoinsville, Charlie Williams and wife Mary of Sulphur, NC; sisters-in-law, Rosa North of Lenoir City, NC, Edith Teter and husband Jerry of Surgoinsville, Loma Stanley of Surgoinsville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friend Joe Higgins of Kingsport and special, special friend, his dog J.D.
The family will receive friends from
5:30-7 pm on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport . The service will begin at 7 pm with Pastor Greg Street officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at
11 am on Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park . Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Honorary pallbearers are Men's Fellowship Breakfast Club of Apostolic Gospel Church: Paul Amos, Paul Roark, Ray Horne, Stewart Vaughn, Danny Manness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Apostolic Gospel Church , 1708 Granby Road , Kingsport , TN 37660 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Internet Obituaries
Submitted by Don Lane

Molly White

By PHIL C. M. HOUX
Times-News Writer

SNOWFLAKE, Va., Sept. 22 - The body of Miss Molly White, missing from her home near here for eight days, was found Wednesday night entangled in a fence near the top of rugged Clinch Mountain, her black cocker spaniel, Sambo standing guard.

A searching party of four discovered the body after a squirrel hunter, Walter Taylor, reported hearing the barking of a dog m the vicinity.

Scott County Coroner W. L Griggs Jr. said Miss White had been dead 20 to 24 hours. Starvation and exposure could have caused the death, he stated.

The discovery of the body about on and one-half miles from Miss White's home ended a search that had gone on since Tuesday. Sept. 14, for the 76-year-old former schoolteacher. Thousands of neighbors, National Guardsmen, law officers and curious citizens participated in the search.

Miss White's dog, Sambo, finally gave the alarm that ended the gigantic probe for the woman who had taught many of the searchers in Scott County schools.

Taylor, a farmer who lives near Nickelsville. went straight to the office of Sheriff W. C. Salyer after he heard the dog barking and whining about a quarter of a mile from the top of the mountain at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sgt. Ed Neely, National Guardsman, and two other men, H. P. Lane. Scott County treasurer, and W. O. Gordon, retired farmer, joined Taylor and returned to the mountain.

Gordon gave this account of the discovery:

"We went through thick brush and undergrowth to the place where Taylor heard the dog and we heard him again. This time, though, Sambo came running up barking and seemed glad to see us.

"The dog kept running around as we hunted through the brush that was so thick we had to fight our way through. Then we found Miss White's body, at about 4:30 p.m., her legs caught in the fence that crosses a narrow path through the brush.

"There was some blood on her legs, possibly from brush cuts and from the wire fence. She wasn’t in such a position that she couldn’t have freed herself if she had her full strength.

"She was lying on her coat which was in good shape as were the rest of her clothes except for her hose, practically torn off. Her shoes were missing."

Sgt. Neely said it appeared Sambo had been chewing vines and brush around the body attempting to free his mistress.

And Sambo didn’t want to leave the scene, Neely said. "Gordon had to carry the dog a considerable distance and then Sambo was somewhat reluctant in departing the wild country.

Miss White lived with her sister, Miss Ella, in their home near here. Miss Etta reported her sister missing from their home eight days ago.

Other survivors include another sister, Mrs. Andy Meade, Snowflake; a brother, John White, Richlands, Va.: a niece. Miss Mary Meade. instructor at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, and a nephew, John Meade, principal of Grundy High School.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Friday at the Antioch Church, with the Rev. Walter Gates, pastor, the Rev. French E. Taylor, the Rev. Archie Williford, and the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating.

Burial will be in the Lawson Cemetery, sometimes known as the Meade Cemetery, five miles east of Gate City.

Pallbearers will be Rayford Quillen, Pat Williams, Ted Lowe, Will Quillen, Newt Whited, John I. Addington, George Quillen and Henry Mays. Friends and members will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The body will remain at the McConnell Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Lois White

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Georgia L. White, 74, of Nickelsville, Va., passed away on Saturday (July 25, 2009) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Newton and Cornelia Good White; sisters, Mary Ruth White, Della Mae Anderson, Lona Muriel Barnett, Dorothy White, Virginia Dare Patterson and Hazel Marie Mahaffey; brother, Herbert White.

She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Fred Anderson of Nickelsville and Joe Mahaffey of Anderson, S.C.; nephews, Fred “Sonny” Anderson of Mount Carmel, Charles H. White and wife, Janice of Mount Carmel, Bill Barnett and wife, Debbie of Chesapeake, Va., David Patterson and wife, Michelle of Houma, La., Doug Patterson and wife, Michelle of Pensacola, Fla.; nieces, Lois Thacker and Jean Donelson and husband, Eugene, all of Kingsport, Linda McQueen and husband, Kirby of North Carolina, Mary Barrnett of Reston, Va., Johanna Sinclair and husband, Bill of North Carolina, Donna Ogletree and husband, David of Louisiana, Candace Mahaffey of Anderson, S.C.

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

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery with Rev. Bill Kendrick officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Ridgecrest Manor for the loving care they gave to Georgia .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, P.O. Box 280 , Duffield , Va. 24244 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Myrtle Olina (Hammonds) White

Myrtle Olina Hammonds White, 91, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012, surrounded by family at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born February 17, 1920 in Scott County, Virginia, one of 13 children, to the late Joseph and Maude Knowles Hammonds. She lived most of her life in the West View Community of Kingsport. Myrtle was a member of New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, C. Clifford (Pop) White; her parents; brothers, Clarence Hammonds, Farley Hammonds, Elmer Gwyn Hammonds, Paul Hammonds, James Hammonds, Louia Hammonds, Issac Hammonds; sister, Nella Mae Hammonds; and granddaughter, Laura Olina Littleton.

She is survived by her children, Ramona Olina Grills and husband, Bill, Clifford Allen White and wife, Jeanie, Eldora Evangaline Chappell and husband, Terry, Anita Maria Bridwell and husband, Richard; 9 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Pearl Linkous and Beulah Fae Scott; brothers, Ballard Hammonds and Charles Hammonds; Goddaughters Brenda Bowman and Linda Dingus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 6-8:00 pm at New Hope Evangelical Church, formerly Lynn Garden Presbyterian Church with a funeral to follow in the church sanctuary with Pastor Richard Willis and Rev. Raymond Hammonds officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 am.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1116 Nelms Lane, Kingsport, TN 37665-1956.

The family would like to thank Myrtle's special friends, Irene Boggs and Ollie Miller, the deliverers of Meals on Wheels and the staff and 5th floor at Indian Path Medical Center.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Paul H. White

KINGSPORT — Paul H. White, 89, Kingsport, passed away Saturday ( May 10, 2008 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

Paul served in the Calvary in the 1930’s and CCC Camps. He was a member of the UMWA (United Mine Workers of America ).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry P. and Maggie E. White; one brother; and three sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Maudie E. White, Kingsport ; brother, J.C. White and wife, Dorothy, Kingsport ; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Bledsoe officiating.

Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Paul H. White.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

                         Mrs. Sarah White

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Caroline White, 77, will be conducted tomorrow at Snowflake, Va. withe the Rev. Kirk Fuller officiating.

 Mrs. White dies suddenly here yesterday.  She was a member of the Methodist church.

 Burial services in the charge of the Huff-Cook Funeral Home will be held at the Snowflake Cemetery.  Pall and flower bearers will be selected from among friends, neighbors, and the family.

 Surviving are the following Children.  Mrs. Minnie Smith of Scott County;  Clem White of Kingsport; Mrs. Pearl Hammonds of Kingsport;  Mrs. Ruby Stapleton of Nickelsville; Mrs. Mollie White of Johnson City; Mrs. Alpha Flanary of Kingsport;  Kemper White of Kingsport; Dewey White and McKinley White of Scott County.

Kingsport Times, Sept. 27, 1937
Submitted by The Mintons

Callie Fern (Fletcher) Whited

KINGSPORT - Callie Fern Whited, 69, Idle Hour Road, went to be with her Lord Friday (June 1, 2001) at 3:10 p.m. at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Scott County, Va., but had lived in Kingsport most of her life.

She was a retired cosmetologist, and a member of the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Bill Fletcher and Goldie Harris Fletcher Thompson; stepfather, Walter Thompson; three sisters, Delores Fletcher, Sybil Templeton and Janet Dockery. Survivors include her husband, Newton D. Whited Jr., Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Mykytka and husband, John, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny M. Whited and wife, Linda Hensley Whited, Kingsport; one stepdaughter and husband, Brenda Kerney and Hershel Kerney, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Randy Johnson, Kingsport, Tanya Mykytka, Decatur, Ga., Brook Mykytka, Palo Alto, Calif., Elizabeth Mykytka and Catherine Mykytka, both of Kingsport; one great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Johnson, Kingsport; one sister, Bettie Starnes, Kingsport; two sisters-in-law, LaVerta Fugate, Roswell, Ga., and Lucille Bishop, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Harold Fletcher, Orlando, Fla., and Joe Fletcher, Penrose, N.C.; a close friend, Betty Herron, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call anytime at the residence, 2241 Idle Hour Road.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Bear officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cora Mae Whited

GATE CITY -Miss Cora Mae Whited died at Duke University Hospital in Durham , N. C., Saturday afternoon at 5:30 following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Gate City , a member of Gate City Methodist Church , and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 25 years service.

She is survived by four sisters, Miss Ova Whited, Miss Allie Kate Whited, and Mrs. Jannie (Waller) Munsey, all of Gate City ; and Mrs. J. Allen Sangston, Avon-By-The-Sea, N. J.

Arrangements will be announced by the Scott County Funeral Home.

(KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS, Sunday, April 28, 1968)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Lillian (McDavid) Whited

GATE CITY, Va. - Myrtle Lillian Whited, a resident of Sunbridge Hillside Healthcare Center, Kingsport, formerly of Scott County, Va., went to be with the Lord early Friday morning ( Aug. 25, 2006 ) while at the center.

She was born Dec. 11, 1912 and was the daughter of the late George W. and Eva Smith McDavid of Scott County , Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Nottingham United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred G. Whited; grandson, Michael Quate Foster; one sister, Ethel Jayne and Robert McDavid.

Survivors include one daughter, Jody Hamilton of Kingsport; granddaughter, Cathy Bolling and husband Randy of Richlands, Va.; grandson, Rick Hamilton of South Daytona, Fla.; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one granddaughter-in-law, Vickie Foster of Woodstock, Gga.; one sister-in-law, Juanita McDavid of Weber City, Va.; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other also survive including special friend, Diane Lane of Kingsport and her second family, the staff of Sunbridge Hillside Healthcare Center. They looked after mom with much care and concern and for that we thank you.

There will be no visitation.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery . Rev. Paul Blessing will officiate. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m. for those services.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials in Myrtle's name be sent to the Adventa Hospice of Kingsport , 2612 John B. Dennis Hwy. , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Newton Dolphus Whited Jr.

KINGSPORT — Newton D. Whited, Jr., 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 4, 2009) at Preston Place Suites after a brief illness.

He was born in 1921 to the late Newton and Elizabeth Quillin Whited in Snowflake, Va. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in New Guinea, Philippines and Luzon where he received five Bronze Service Stars, the Good Conduct Metal and the Purple Heart. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co., Organic Chemicals Division, in 1980 after 40 years of service.

He was a former member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Fern Fletcher Whited in 2001; a brother, James F. Whited; five sisters, LaVerta Barker, Mona Addington, Nina Fleenor, Edith Dougherty and Lucille Quillen Bishop.

He is survived by his son, Danny M. Whited and wife, Linda Hensley Whited; his daughters, Deborah Mykytka and husband, John, Brenda Kerney and husband, Hershel, all of Kingsport; one grandson, Randy Johnson of Kingsport; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Mykytka of Cedar City, Utah, Katherine Mykytka of Knoxville, Tanya Mykytka Cox of Decatur, Ga., and Brook Mykytka Pyhtila of Decatur, Ga.; one great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Johnson; sisters-in-law, Betty Starnes and husband, James M. Starnes of Kingsport and Fay Fletcher of Brevard, N.C.; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clarence Bear and the Rev. Phil Goins officiating.

Music will be provided by Tom and Beverly Horton and Phil Hensley and Glen Moore.

A military graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 officiating.

Pallbearers will be Phil Hensley, Wayne Yates, Wayne Burke, James Barker and Randy Johnson, John Collier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Good, Leonard Stallard, Lonnie Archer, John P. Trent, Glen Moore, Larry Tester and J.C. Quillen.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Preston Place Suites and the wonderful caregivers at Amedisys Hospice for the care that was given during his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn. Relay for Life of UT, 240 19th St. #8303, Knoxville, Tenn. 37916 or Preston Place Suites (activities fund), 2001 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William John “Bill” Whited

William 'Bill' John Whited, age 88, of Laurinburg , N.C. , passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000 at Scotland Memorial Hospital .

Whited was born Sept. 30, 1912 in Gate City , the son of the late Charles and Dora Whited.

He retired as a lampman in the coal mining industry with Valley Camp Coal Company. He was a member of the Untied Miners Workers Association where he once served as secretary and treasurer. Formerly attended Ward, WVCommunity Church where he served as youth leader and church treasurer. Later he was a Sunday School teacher at Cedar Grove Methodist Church .

His survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ruby Buckley Whited; of the home; sons, John M. Whited, Omaha, Neb.; daughters, Brenda W. Britt, Laurinburg, N.C. and Karen W. Rossi, Fayetteville, N .C.; brother Paul Whited, Gate City; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturdayat 11 a.m. at Stewartsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis McLean and the Rev. Steve Owenby officiating.

Burial followed at Hillside Memorial Park .

Memorials may be made to the Stewartsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 10401 McColl Rd. , Laurinburg , NC . 28352.

This announcement is made courtesy of Boles Funeral Home, Inc.

 

Scott Co, Va. Star
Submitted by
Don Lane

Elmer Lynn Whitley

DUNGANNON, Va. — Elmer Lynn "Catfish" Whitley, 69, entered into rest Wednesday (April 23, 2008) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. May 28, 1938 to the late Joseph Oscar Whitley and Bertha Edna Taylor Whitley.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Whitley, Dungannon, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Jim Berry, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Delores Whitley, Kingsport; sister, Mary Jane Archer, Gate City, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Georgia Whitley, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Travis Whitley, Seth Berry, Caitlyn Berry and Kelsey Whitley; great-grandchildren, Ashley Berry, Trever Whitley and Sierra Whitley; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sluss Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Valley View Church, Dungannon, Va.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Whitley family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Marvin Ray Whitley

NEWNAN, GA. - Marvin Whitley, 71, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) at Newnan Hospital East in Newnan, Ga.

Born in Scott County, Va., he served in the U.S. Army. He attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carol (Chatham) Whitley; four sons, David Whitley of Washington, D.C., Andy Whitley of Conyers, Ga., Mark Whitley and Chris Whitley, both of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren; one sister, Jane Archer of Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Bill Whitley of Gate City, Va., and Elmer Lynn Whitley, both of Gate City, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Omit flowers and make donations to the American Heart Association.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William Michael "Mike" Whitley

YUMA, Va. — William Michael (Mike) Whitley, 56, of Yuma, Va., went home to be with his Heavenly Father early Friday morning (Jan. 23, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

He had lived the majority of his life in Yuma. Mike was a graduate of Gate City High School in 1971 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he received his associate’s degree.

Mr. Whitley was employed with Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company for over 30 years. He was a devoted member of Gate City Lodge # 170 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows where he was a past patriarch of the Oddfellows. Mike was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Yuma, Va. He was an avid hunter and loved to fish.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alex and Clara Rasnic and Joe and Bertha Edna Whitley.

William Michael Whitley is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Doris Whitley; his sons, Joseph Whitley (of the home), Shawn Mays and wife, Nikki (Yuma, Va.); his daughters, Joanie DePriest and husband, Brad (Gate City, Va.), Melissa Collins (Mount Carmel), April Faxson and her husband, Shawn (Kingsport) and Helen Mays and her husband, Jeremy Rose (Yuma, Va); six grandsons and four granddaughters; parents, Bill and Georgia Rasnic Whitley; his sisters, Joy Ferrell and husband, Bob (Newland, N.C.), Donna Davenport and husband, Lynn (Kingsport); a nephew, Wesley Davenport and wife, Rachel (Kingsport); special friends, Dennis Horton (Gate City, Va.), David Hartgrove (Yuma, Va.), Pastor David Newland (Yuma, Va) and Ryland Fitzgerald.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday 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 Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Newland and Pastor Danny Sykes officiating.

Music provided by the Oak Glen Singers.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Color Guard Post # 3-Gate City Post # 265 and the VA National Guard on Monday at 12 noon at Holston View Cemetery.

Wesley Davenport, Lynn Davenport, David Hartgrove, Bob Ferrell, Rick Willis and Sawn Faxon will serve as pallbearers.

Dennis Horton and Rick Rodfer will serve as an honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, c/o Bill Powell, 304 Akers Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Evelyn (Light) Wilkerson

KINGSPORT — Evelyn Light Wilkerson, 68, of the Sullivan Gardens community, departed this life to go on her heavenly journey on Sunday ( July 12, 2009 ).

She was born in the Beech Creek community and grew up in Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church . She lived in the Lone Star community for over 50 years and enjoyed camping, gardening, yard sales, bowling, a good joke and playing cards with her friends, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She was a wonderful, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She always brought out the best in everyone, even during the most difficult days of her illness and she always had a smile on her face, a compliment to give, and never complained. She will live in our hearts forever and will always be a hero to those who knew her.

After her courageous battle with cancer, she was greeted in heaven by her late husband, Marvin “Rooster” Wilkerson; parents, Glen and Shular Light; sister, Joann Steadman; brother, Donnie Light; and best friend, Essie Langrel.

She leaves behind her daughter, Judy Carter and husband, Steve, Crofton, Md.; son, Randy Wilkerson and wife, Nicole, Fall Branch; two granddaughters, April Carter Baines and Candice Carter Weihert and husband, Daniel; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Carter, Nicholas Carter, Jacob Baines, Daysie Weihert and Bella Weihert; two sisters, Novell Wright, Kingsport, Marie Bolton and husband, Kermit, Mount Carmel; one brother, Delmas Light, Dryden, Va; special niece, Cindy Fields, Fall Branch; several nieces, nephews, and special friends, Pat Friday, Mark and Lisa Fields, Jim Langrel, Phil Gaddis and Bobby Shelton.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Joe Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park .

Pallbearers will be Chris Carter, Nick Carter, Cody Richardson, Daniel Weihert, Phil Gaddis, Mark Fields, Ricky Light and Mark Falin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102 , Johnson City , Tn , 37601 or to the Humane Society of Greater Kingsport , 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Evelyn Light Wilkerson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

 

Home ] Up ] Obits-A-Ai ] Obits-Ak-Ay ] Obits-Ba-Bi ] Obits-Beg-bi ] Obits-Bl-Bou ] Obits-bow-bz ] Obits-Ca-Cg ] Obits-Ch-Col ] Obits-Com-Cz ] Obits-D-Dil ] Obits-Din-Dy ] Obits-E ] Obits-Fa-Fol ] Obits-Ford-Fy ] Obits-Ga-Gilliam ] Obits-Gillis-Gy ] Obits-Ha-He ] Obits-Hi-Hz ] Obits-I ] Obits-Ja-Jobe ] Obits-Johnson-Jy ] Obits-K ] Obits-La-Lane, J. ] Obits-Lane, K-Lane,Z ] Obits-Laney-Lz ] Obits-Ma-McGathey ] Obits-McGee-My ] Obits-N ] Obits-O ] Obits-Pa-Peters ] Obits-Peterson-Py ] Obits-Q ] Obits-Ra-Rh ] Obits-Ri-Ry ] Obits-Sa-Sm ] Obits-Sn-Sy ] Obits-Ta-Te ] Obits-Th-Ty ] Obits-U ] Obits-V ] [ wa-wik ] Obits-Williams-X ] Obits-Y-Z ] Obit Index ]