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Bertie Irma (Cobb) Peterson

DUFFIELD, Va. - Irma Cobb, 82, passed away Monday (Nov. 28, 2005) at Sunbridge Hillside Manor in Kingsport.

She was born in Wise County, Va., and had resided in Scott County. She retired from the Daniel Boone Trail Restaurant. She also was a member of Petersons Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli Jefferson and Mary Ann Pearcy Cobb; sisters, Gettie Lane and Frankie Upchurch.

Surviving are her daughter, Joan Templeton and husband Paul, Gate City, Va.; son, Douglas Cobb, Kingsport; grandson, Michael Paul Cobb, Knoxville; brothers, Cecil Ulice Cobb and wife Vivian, Duffield, Va., Carroll Cobb and wife Frances, Marion, Ind., Hagan Cobb and wife Lois, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m Thursday with Rev. Frank Mullins officiating.

Music will be provided by Billy Lawson.

Graveside services will be Friday at 12 noon at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carl Gladstone Peterson

DUFFIELD, Va. — Carl Gladstone Peterson, 81, of Cliff Mountain Way, Duffield, Va., entered into rest in the early morning on Friday (Feb. 1, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1926 in Appalachia, Va. He was the son of the late Kelly Engle and Sarah Emma Hill Peterson.

He was preceded in death by parents and his four sisters, Lucille Peterson Bishop, Ruth Peterson Gilliam, Mabel Peterson, and Natalie Peterson Baker; and one brother, Eugene Peterson.

Carl and Lola Inez Murray Peterson are the parents of three children, Michael Dwight Peterson (Jane Peterson), Duffield, Va., Tonya Peterson Berry (Kedric Berry), Duffield, Va., and Leslie Elaine Peterson, Richmond, Va. Carl and Lola have nine grandchildren, Olivia Jones Rollins, Amanda Peterson, Joshua Peterson, Michael Paul Berry, Erin Peterson, Jesse Berry Begley, Maggie Bishop, Zachary Berry and Daniel Bishop. Carl and Lola have five great-grandchildren, Emma Peterson, Jaiden Peterson, Elisabeth Rollins, Cole Peterson and Will Rollins.

Carl served his country in World War II in Germany, France, and Czechoslovakia in 1944-1946. His career with Eastman Chemical Company spanned 42 years and he was accomplished in his field and respected by his co-workers, retiring in 1986.

Carl was a member of Peterson’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Duffield, Va., where he served his Savior as a deacon. He taught the adult Sunday school class there for several years and served as the church clerk.

Carl loved the church body so much. He stood firm on the truth and fought for what was right throughout his life regardless of the cost.

He was a member of the Clinchport Masonic Lodge and a member of the Jericho Shiners. He served the Internal Order of Odd Fellows and the Rayburn Lodge of Duffield, Va. and was the President of the Duff-Patt Ruritan. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served as a member of the Scott County Board of Supervisors, the Scott County Public Service Authority and the Scott County Planning Commission. He was active in the Scott County Republican Party and he served on the board for Holston Valley Medical Center.

Carl’s community work resulted in many positive changes in the town of Duffield through his 20 years of leadership as an original member of the town council and as the mayor. His passion for rural development led to rural health initiatives and enhancements to the town and the community. He was instrumental in the creation of the Mountain Medical Center which later became Holston Medical Group. He was a charter member of the Duffield Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Carl was an avid proponent of reaching individual, family, and community goals. He enjoyed sharing his life with his family, his church, and his friends.

The family will receive friends between 4:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home. A masonic service will be performed at 4 p.m. preceding the visitation.

Services are planned for 1 p.m. on Monday at Peterson’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church located at 22302 U.S. Hwy. 23 North in Duffield, Va., with the Rev. Mark Holder, the Rev. Darius Horne and the Rev. Oscar Irvin officiating.

Music will be provided by the Salley’s Chapel Quartet.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery with military rites performed by the American Legion Hammond Lodge #3/265 Gate City, Va.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Peterson, Michael Paul Berry, Zachary Berry, Kedrick Berry, Daniel Bishop, Chris Rollins and Tucker Begley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or donors@stjude.org.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cora Alice (Stophel) Peterson

Mrs. Cora Alice Peterson, age 81 of 1806 Ft Robinson Dr., died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday [8/2/1973] at Holston Valley Community Hospital of an extended illness,

Born in Washington County, Va., she had been a resident for the past 49 years of this area and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. R. (Cecile) Blizzard, Kingsport, Mrs. Paul (Ruby) Jones of Church Hill, and Mrs. Paul (Charlene) Hunt of Kingsport; two sons, Frank Peterson, Cincinnati, Ohio, and James Peterson of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Makinson, Richlands, Ore., and Mrs. E. G. Reed of Holly Hills, Fla., eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Burial in the Peterson Family Cemetery in Duffield, Va.)

(Her husband was Charles P. Peterson (1882-1945); some of his Scott Co ancestral families – Peterson, Hickam, Wolfe)

Kingsport Times, Friday, Aug. 3, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Virgie (Collier) Peterson

DUFFIELD, Va. - Virgie Peterson, 83, died Thursday (May 23, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital after an illness.

Born in Duffield, she was a daughter of the late Letcher Collier and Lillie Anderson Collier and was a homemaker.

She was a founding member of the Peterson's Chapel Baptist Church.

She loved the outdoors and enjoyed walks in the woods and watching wildlife.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Coolidge Peterson; a son, Earl; brothers, Curtis and Walter (Bo); sisters, Nannie, Nettie, Burlie Ethel and Zina.

Surviving are daughters, Charlotte Bishop, Duffield, Va., Jessie Collins, Duffield, Va., Mary Fred Peterson, Flora, Ind., Shelby (Walt) Weida, Monticello, Ind., Dorothy (Dean) Collins, Flora, Ind., and Jan (Jerry) Bishop, Delphi, Ind.; sons, Clyde Peterson, Duffield, Va., and Ray (Jayne) Peterson, Sedalia, Ind.; sister, Katie Carter, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Mullins and Mr. Kevin Vincent officiating.

Burial will follow in the Peterson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Bishop, Christopher Craig, E.J. Robbins, Milton Carter, Michael Peterson and Daniel Broughton.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer H. Phelps

BRISTOL, Va  -  Elmer H. Phelps, 78, died Thursday ( Aug. 5, 1993 ) in Bristol Regional Medical Center .

    He was a native of Washington County , Va. before moving to Bristol in 1969, and was of the Baptist faith. 

    Surviving are one son, Roger Phelps, Bristol, Va.; five daughters, Temple Tignor, Christine Harless, and Wanda Price, all of Bristol, Va., Peggy Fields, Abingdon, Va., and Faye Hickman, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Woodward, Abingdon, Va.; and one nephew.

    Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Farris Funeral Home in Abingdon , Va. or anytime at the homes of Wanda Price, 571 Jonesborough Rd. , and Temple Tignor , 4239 Reedy Creek Rd.

    Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Austin Cook and the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating.

    Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

    Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon.

(From 'Kingsport Times-News' of Saturday, August 7, 1993)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier
 

James Henry Phillipi

GATE CITY -- James Henry Phillipi, 52, of Route 1, Gate City, was pronounced dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 1:25 p.m. Monday 10/23/1967 ].

He was an employee of the Mead Corporation, a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Rural Retreat, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nell Benton Phillipi; one daughter, Miss Linda Susan Philllipi of Gate City; one son, James Michael Phillipi of Gate City; and two brothers, Glenn Phillipi of Marcus-Hook, Pa., and Joseph Phillipi of Bloomington, Ind.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, October 24, 1967)

Kingsport Times

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Alice Faye ( Campbell ) Phillips

CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Alice Faye Campbell Phillips, 70, passed away Friday ( July 13, 2001 ) in her home.

She was born in Scott County , Va. , the daughter of the late Charlie and Ella Murphy Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Phillips.

Surviving are two daughters, Penny Johnson and husband, Jay, Castlewood, and Georgia McCoy, St. Paul, Va.; five sisters, Rhea Moore and husband, Jim, Ft. Myers, Fla., Evelyn Hughes and husband, Gene, Kingsport, Carrie VanNorstrand and husband, Chuck, Ft. Myers, Fla., Annie Bishop, Kingsport, and Gladys Gillespie, Gate City, Va.; two brothers, Kyle Campbell and wife, Inez, Fall Branch, and William Campbell and wife, Virginia, Nickelsville, Va.; three grandchildren, Jessie J. Johnson IV, Nathaniel W. Johnson, and Stefon A. McCoy; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Castlewood Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Myers Vicars officiating.

Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Phillips Family Cemetery in Trammel Gap, Va.

The funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be Giles Gillespie, Larry Gillespie, Ricky Bishop, Brian Campbell, Jessie Johnson and Nathan Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. David Miller and Dr. Mark O'Brien.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Bill F. Phillips

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Bill F. Phillips, 70, went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening ( Jan. 26, 2005 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with emphysema.

A native of Scott County , Va. , he had lived most of his life in Kingsport . He was born Dec. 22, 1934 and was the son of the late Evan and Lou Arnold Phillips.

He retired from Mason-Dixon Tank Lines and Massey's Cleaners. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Phillips; sister, Georgia Whitmore and an infant sister, Mae Phillips.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Clara Myrl Smith Phillips, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sam Phillips and wife Delores of Kingsport and Gary Phillips and wife Diane of Church Hill; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy Darter and husband Doug of Yuma, Va., Lisa Fincannon and husband David of Chicago, Ill., Angie Taylor and husband Mike, of the home and Becky Quillen and husband Craig of Fall Branch; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; six sisters and one brother-in-law, Faye Sloan, Lorene Salley, Dorothy Crockett, Wilma Phillips, Jean Sloan and Mary Price and husband Wendell, all of Kingsport; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and many friends are left to mourn his passing.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Coffey and the Rev. Danny Sykes officiating.

Music will be provided by the Oak Glen Singers.

Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City , Va. The American Legion Post #3/ Gate City #265 will provide full military rites at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edgar B. Phillips

GATE CITY - Edgar (Ed) B. Phillips, 89, of Route 3, Yuma Community, departed this life Sunday morning (Aug. 15, 1999) at the Brian Center in Weber City.

He was a native of Scott County, and retired from the Mead Corporation with 34 years and 10 months of service. He worked at James McGee Grocery in Yuma, and retired from Oakwood Markets after 14 years of service. Mr. Phillips was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mammie Phillips ; daughter, Doris Phillips Jennings; parents, Emanuel and Myrtle Shelton Phillips ; brother, Manuel Clarence Phillips.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Shelton Phillips , Gate City (Yuma); daughter, Lois Phillips France, Gate City (Yuma); step-sons, Melvin Shelton, Abingdon, Va., Larry Shelton, Gate City; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Florence Phillips Charles and Mrs. Jaynell Phillips Adkins, both of Kingsport.

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

Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Lucy, Eric Williams, Jonathan Shelton, Tony Templeton, Gary Arnold, Rufus Jennings, Sidney France and Ralph Lark.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Shelton, Rufus Miller, Jack Collier and Cecil McClellan.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Gate City, P.O. Box 194, Gate City, Va. 24251. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ralph Phillips

KINGSPORT - Ralph Phillips, 80, Ship Springs Road, departed this life early Friday morning ( June 8, 2001 ) at the Wexford House.

He was a native of Scott County , Va. , and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force 2006 World War II. He retired from Eastman Kodak with 42 years service.

Mr. Phillips was an avid rock collector and a member of Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Evan Phillips and Lou Arnold Phillips; sisters, Georgia Whitmore and an infant sister, May Phillips.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Tomlinson Phillips, Kingsport; a daughter, Carolyn Phillips, Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Teresa Phillips, Kingsport; grandsons, Matt Phillips and Ty Phillips, both of Kingsport; great-grandson, Storm Phillips; sisters, Mrs. Emory (Faye) Sloan, Mrs. T.G. (Dorothy) Crockett, Mrs. Wendell (Mary) Price, Mrs. Ed (Jean) Sloan, Mrs. Emmitt (Lorene) Salley, and Miss Wilma Phillips, all of Kingsport; a brother, Bill Phillips, (Snowflake), Nickelsville, Va.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Allen Hensley officiating. Music will be provided by Walnut Chapel Church Choir.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Lee Tomlinson, Bill Johnson, Randy Bishop, Gary Phillips, Mike Price and Elmer Jarrett.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Hensley, Sam Jones, Buck Arnold, Paul Johnson, Wendell Price and Steve Price.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Amanda Elizabeth (Page) Pierson

Mrs. Amanda Elizabeth Pierson, 81, of Rt. 2, Gate City (Copper Creek Community), died Tuesday in Holston Valley Community Hospital .

She was born and had lived all her life in Scott County , and attended the Methodist Church .

Survivors include her husband, R. R. (Bob) Pierson; one son, Rufus Pierson of Gate City; two step-sons, C. W. and Lucian Pierson of California; two step-daughters, Mrs. Vesta Mae Trussell of Kingsport and Mrs. Kathleen Pierson of California, and two brothers, Patton and Jim Page, both of Kingsport.

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

(obituary from Kingsport Times-News, 6/19/1968 )

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anthony Wayne Pierson

WEBER CITY, Va. — Anthony Wayne Pierson, 48, of Weber City, Va., passed away Monday (June 16, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Wayne was born in Sullivan County on Nov. 1, 1959 and graduated from Gate City High School in 1980. He was a part-time employee of Scott County Funeral Home and was employed by Food City for over 24 years prior to retiring due to health problems. He was a lifetime member of the Weber City Fire Department and a former member of Scott County Life Saving Crew.

Wayne attended Fellowship Chapel Baptist Church in Ft. Blackmore.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Nancy Pierson; great-grandparents, Mollie and Worley Davidson; two aunts, Fay Beard Light and Jane Pierson Gray; uncle, Paul Pierson.

Wayne is survived by his mother Jean Pierson, Weber City; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy. 23N, Weber City, Va. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Tolley and the Rev. Mike Simpson officiating.

Music will be provided by Upward Way Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pierson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore.

Pallbearers will be C.J. Blessing, Jackie Beard, Fred Beard, Sammy Blessing, Joey Blessing, Josh Banks, Eddie Crawford, G.R. Malchow and Brent Sturm.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Beard, Weber City Volunteer Fire Department and Weber City Police Department.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center ICU-1st floor, ICU-3rd floor, 2nd floor Wilcox Hall, 3rd floor Wilcox Hall as well as the staff of Dr. Rebekah Austin, Dr. Wesley Eastridge and Dr. D’Angelo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Weber City Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 2263, Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ava Estelle (Lane) Lane Wright Pierson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mrs. Ava Estelle Pierson, 58, of Bellamy Community died Saturday morning [ 9/8/1962 ] at Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport .

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended Lawson Memorial Church .

Surviving are: her husband, Wil­liam L. Pierson; a son, Curtis Edgar Lane of Rock Hill, S.C.; her step-mother, Mrs. Leota Lane, Gate City, a sister, Mrs. Clyde Starnes, Kingsport; four half-sisters, Mrs. Omer Tipton, Kingsport: Mrs. Doyle Fields, Mrs. Lionel Bishop and Mrs. Deadrick Boy, all of Gate City; a brother. Rev. Everette Lane , Kingsport ; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday in Lawson Memorial Church . Rev. Lem Smith, Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Ruy Jennings will conduct the service. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be: Jim Gilliam, Roddy Gilliam, Ottis Peters, Milburn Herron, Bill Lawson, Curt Templeton, Elmer Lawson and Willy Bellamy.

The body will be taken to the home of Rev. Everette Lane in Carters Valley at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Gate City Funeral Home. It will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral.

Kingsport Times-News ( Sunday Sep 9, 1962 )
Submitted by Don Lane (from Lola Carter Hutchins’ Collection)

Calvin Warner Pierson

MACON, Ga. - Calvin Warner Pierson, 83, Macon, Ga. passed away on Wednesday (July 26, 2007).

Mr. Pierson was born in Scott County, Va., but lived most of his life in Macon, Ga., where he retired from York Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and also spent many years as mechanical superintendent for W.T. Grant Company.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Civilian Corps. Alumni and a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church in Macon, Ga.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Betty McAmis Pierson, Macon, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and John Dickinson, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Robin Pierson, Macon, Ga.; granddaughter, Jennifer Dickinson Reaser, Los Angles, Calif., and grandson, C.A. Dickinson and wife, Marjorie Deerstone Dickinson, Jackson, Fla.; sisters, Nancy Arnold, Kingsport, Jeanette Akers, Gate City, Va., and Clara Showalter, Crew, Va.; brother, Kemp Pierson, Kingsport; several cousins and many nieces and nephews.

The family of Mr. Pierson received friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2007 at Harts Mortuary.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2007 with the Rev. John Kinser officiating.

Burial followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga.

The family request memorial contributions to be made in the name of Calvin W. Pierson to Hart Hospice of Macon, Ga., 115 Artwright Landing, Macon, Ga. 31210.

Obituary courtesy of Gate City Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Cecil Lee Pierson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Cecil Lee Pierson , 57, Route 3, died Saturday afternoon (Jan. 23, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born Aug. 13, 1941 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late Samuel Pierson Sr. and Mary Hubbard Pierson .

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Ann Pierson .

Surviving are his mother, Mary Hubbard Pierson , Clinchport, Va.; his wife, Ina Falin Pierson , Clinchport, Va.; three daughters, Tina Pierson , Duffield, Va., Kim Robinette, Clinchport, Va., and Cindy Pierson , Pierson , Jasper, Va.; one son, Josh Pierson , Clinchport, Va.; two sisters, Evelyn Sloan and Barbara Ash, both of Clinchport, Va.; brothers, Burgess Pierson , Johnson City, and Sam Pierson Jr., Clinchport, Va.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Duffield Funeral Home and other times at the residence or at the home of his mother.

Mr. Pierson requested cremation.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Sloan, Larry Bledsoe and Kyle Lane.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Chester Olvid "C.O." Pierson

ROANOKE, Va. — Chester Olvid "C.O." Pierson, 89, of Roanoke, died Thursday (July 10, 2008) in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 29, 1919, son of the late Samuel Hall and Nellie Jane Rose Pierson. C.O. was a self-employed plumber. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and was a member of Rockingham Court United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jackie Ray Pierson.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Austin Pierson; daughter, Norma Jean Pierson Wray of Roanoke; son, John S. Pierson of Roanoke; sisters, Lithia Maness of Appalachia and Opal Woods of Kingsport; special nephew, Burgess "Jimbo" Pierson of Weber City; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel, Vinton, Va. with Rev. Michael Robbins officiating.

Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Oakey’s Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence H. Pierson

Clarence Pierson, formerly of Kingsport, died in Good Shepard Hospital, Longview, Texas, Sunday [Nov 29, 1964] after a long illness. He was 59.

He had been employed by Tennessee Eastman Co. here for 17 years when he transferred to Texas Eastman Co. in Longview 15 years ago. There he was superintendent of shops and maintenance.

He was a Baptist and a member of Catlett Masonic Lodge No. 35 in Gate City, Va.; Thomas E. Matson Masonic Lodge No. 138 and Holston Council No. 101, both of Johnson City.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Pierson; daughter, Mrs. Ray Edwards, and son James Pierson, all of Longvicw; sisters, Mrs. Orville Gilliam and Mrs. Roy Lane, both of Gate City; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church of Gate Cily by Rev. W. R. Dillon and Rev. Carl Jones. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery with Masonic rites at the grave conductcd by Catlett Lodge.

The body will be removed to the church from the Gate City Funeral Home al 9 a.m. today. The family will receive friends at the church from 7 lo 9 tonight.

(KINGSPORT TIMES, Thursday, December 3, 1964)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Daught C. Pierson

Kathy Arlene Pierson

Roger Dale Pierson

Diana C. Pierson

Jackie Allen Pierson

Tammie M. Pierson

Mass Funeral For Six Will Be Thursday

Mass funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday for five Kingsport children and their 34-year-old father who left a note saying he couldn't stand to "let them grow up in a broken home." Bodies of the children, aged 2 to 12, and Daught C. Pierson were found Tuesday morning in the two-bedroom residence at 155 Woodmont Ave.

The children were Kathy, 12; Roger Dale (Ricky), 10; Diana, 5; Jackie Allen, 3; and Tammie, 2.

Kingsport Detective Capt. Jim Broyles, who is also deputy coroner, ruled the tragedy a quintuple murder and suicide.

Pierson, an employee of Tennessee Eastman Co. for more than 17 years, apparently killed his children and then took his own life with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Investigating officers said statements of neighbors and relatives indicated Pierson and his wife, Mrs. Ruby Bledsoe Pierson, had been having marital difficulties. She was not at the home Monday night.

The six fatal shotgun blasts were believed to have been fired between 3-4 a.m. Tuesday. The bodies were discovered shortly after 8 a.m. when Larry Lane, 14- year-old next-door neighbor, went to the residence to ask if 10-yearold Ricky Pierson was ready to go to school.

Mrs. Pierson was located at the home of a relative in Weber City, according to Capt. Broyles. After being told of the tragedy, she went inlo a state of hysteria, the officer said.

Sgt. Brady Lane said Mrs. Pierson told him that she left her home Monday with the children and that her husband came to Weber City later in the day and took the children back home with him.

Sgt. Lane is the father of the boy who found the nightmarish scene. "It's hard to believe a thing like this can happen to people you've known all their lives," Lane commented.

"He (Pierson) was the type of man who kept things to himself.

"They had been having trouble, but I didn't think it was any I worse than most married people have," Lane said. "I can't say a thing against either of them. I liked them both, and our children have always been friends."

The funeral services will be at Lawson Memorial Church in Bellamy Community. Rev. Bob Olterman, Rev. Lester Smith, and Rev. Lem Smith will officiale.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

The bodies will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before services, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.

Pierson is survived by his wife, Ruby Bledsoe Pierson; five sisters, Mrs. Everetle Arnold, Kingsport, Mrs. Preston Counts, Abingdon, Va., Mrs. Buck Christian, Surgoinsville, Mrs. Glen Akers, and Mrs. Abe Templeton, both of Gate City; three brothers, Calvin, Macon, Ga., Kemp, Kingsport, and Bascomb, Fall Branch, and his mother, Mrs. Neal Hcrron Pierson.

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Glen "Elmo" Pierson

WEBER CITY, Va. - Elmer Glen (Elmo) Pierson, 64, 175 Jennings Street, Weber City, died Monday (Nov. 25, 1991).

He worked as a class-A machinest (cutter) for the Kingsport Foundry for 25 years, and at Mini-Fibers for six years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba J. Arrington Pierson in 1986; three sisters, Carrie Page, Florabell Dye, and Lou Ford; three brothers, Ed Pierson, Sam Pierson, and Palomer Pierson.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie (Wanda) Thompson, Gate City; three sons, Hobert Glen Pierson, Gate City, Douglas Dewayne Pierson, Fort Knox, Ky., and Roger Allan Pierson, Fort Bragg, N.C.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mattie Carter, Blountville, Letha Maness, Appalachia, Va., and Opal Woods, Kingsport; two brothers, Chester Pierson, Roanoke, Va., and Kenneth Pierson, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Olin Sloan and the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Georgia Adell (Byrd) Pierson

KINGSPORT - Georgia Byrd Pierson, born Sept. 16, 1912 in Scott County, Va., died Wednesday (Aug. 17, 2005) at Wexford House in Kingsport.

She formerly resided at 630 Oak Glen Circle, Fall Branch, Tenn.

Mrs. Pierson was a member of Fall Branch Christian Church in Fall Branch, and a longtime Children's Sunday School teacher. She also was a past matron and 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Washington Chapter #57.

Her husband, Bascom Pierson; parents, William and Bertha Byrd; three sisters, Polly Lane, Edith Huffman and Ruth Cole; two brothers, Conley Byrd and Norman Byrd; and son-in-law, Melvin Doty preceded her in death.

Surviving are daughter, Peggy Doty, Kingsport; son, Jim Pierson and wife, Norma, Knoxville; daughter, Barbara Zollman and husband, Tom, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Rebecca Werner and husband, Peter, Berlin, Germany, David Doty and wife, Angela, Altoona, Iowa, Rachel Simpson and husband, Will, Wilmette, Ill., Erika Nazerias and husband, Michael, Knoxville; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Rhoda Cole, Blountville; three brothers, James Byrd, Ray Byrd and Paul Byrd, all of Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Eubanks officiating.

Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Adventa Hospice, 2612 North John B. Dennis Highway, Suite 3, Kingsport, TN 37660 or to the charity of one's choice.

The family expresses their appreciation to Adventa Hospice and Wexford House for their care and attention to their mother in her final days.

Kingsport Times-News
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Georgia Dockery Pierson

Georgia Dockery Pierson, 73, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, March 13, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was formerly employed by Nettie Lee’s Boy and Girl Shop and Proffitt’s.

She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Dockery; mother, Gertrude Shelton Fields; brothers, Ralph Dockery and Ross Dockery.

She is survived by her husband, Kay P. Pierson of Kingsport; sister, Mary Coffey of Kingsport; brothers, C.S. Dockery, Jr. and Sue of Gate City, Jack Dockery and Saundra of Fall Branch, Mack Dockery and Johnnie of Jonesborough; along with several special nieces and nephews to include Cindy Dorton and husband Dave and Teresa Cress; special cousins, Gene Darnell, Roberta Peters, Naomi Vick and Norma Jean Garland; sister in law, Ollie Dockery .

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City.

A service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wayne Baker, Rev. Wrightly Salling and Rev. Michael Wrye officiating. Music will be provided by Jiggs and Flo Willis.

Graveside service will be held at 11 am on Saturday March 17, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 am to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Barry Dockery, John Dockery, Jimmy Dockery, Terry Dockery, Fred Dockery and Scotty Dockery. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Jeff Dockery, Jason Dockery, Jonathan Dockery, Mike Dockery and Wes Dockery.

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

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

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Isaac Richard Pierson

GATE CITY, Va. - Isaac Richard Pierson, 82, Route 1, Big Cut Community, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital, 11:30 p.m. Sunday. [ May 10, 1964 ]

He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Scott County .

Survivors are his wife, Eliza Arnold Pierson, Gate City; two daughters, Mrs. James Calhoun and Mrs. N. Walters, both of Gate City; two sons, J. B. Pierson, Kingsport, and William Pierson, Gate City; one sister, Mrs. Ingle McDavid; and one brother, Robert Pierson, both of Gate City, and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Big Cut Union Church with Rev. Billy Spears and Rev. Lester Smith officiating.

Burial will be in the Hurd Cemetery . The body will be taken to the home today at 4 p.m. from the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Monday, May 11, 1964)

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James D. Pierson

Gate City, Va. -- Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. today for James D. Pierson, 75, who died unexpectedly Friday at 11:30 p. m. at the home of his son ? A. Pierson, Gate City, Route 3.

The Rev. Ted Duncan and the Rev. Mr. Grill will officiate at the services which will be held at the Holston View Church. Burial will follow in the Starnes Cemetery, Marble Point.

In addition to his son, he is survived by two sisters; Mrs. McDavid of Gate City, Rt. 1 and Mrs. J. D. Watkins, Gate City, Rt. 3 and by four brothers; N. C. Pierson, Rt. 3, Gate City; and John, Rich and Bob Pierson all of Route 2.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 17, 1944

James David Pierson

James David Pierson, son of John A. and Mary Jane Pierson was born May 1, 1869 and departed this life December 15, 1944. Age 75 years, 8 months and 14 days. He professed faith in Christ about 20 years ago and was baptized into the fellowship of the Primitive Baptist Church at Ida. He married Fanny Renfro and four children were born to this union. Three of the children preceded him to the grave. In departing, he leaves one son, four brothers, two sisters, nine grand children and one great grand child to lament his passing, but doubtless, our loss in his Eternal gain. Sleep on, dear one, in the arms of Jesus until the dawn of that glorious Eternal Day and we will meet to never part again. Written by his niece, Lexie Pierson.

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John Henry Pierson

PETERSBURG, Va. — John H. Pierson died Sunday (April 26, 2009) at his residence.

He was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Scott County, Va. to John Alexander Pierson and Monnie Helen Lane Pierson.

He was predeceased by his father, John Alexander Pierson (in 1960); and by his mother, Monnie Helen Lane Pierson (in 1983); his wife, Teresa K. Pierson (2005); and by one sister, Mildred Evelyn Pierson Grills (in 2005).

Survivors are two brothers, Raymond H. (Bucky) Pierson of Surgoinsville; and David L. Pierson of Blountville; six sisters, Sue Walters, Pauline Free, Ruth Hyder, Anne P. Gibson and Margaret P. Tipton, all of Kingsport and Frances (Frankie) P. Sharp, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 25 nieces and nephews; special godson, Christopher Wayne Forehand.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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

Entombment will be private.

Kingsport Times-News
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Kemp Pierson

KINGSPORT — Kemp Pierson, 98, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday (Nov. 10, 2011), at Holston Manor after a period of declining health.

He had lived at his residence until July 8th. He was born in "Bellamytown," Copper Creek area of Scott County, Va., on Aug. 13, 1913. He worked at Mead Corp. for over 39 years and retired in 1974. He married his lovely wife, Violet Fleenor, on March 29, 1947, in Gate City, Va. They spent over 64 years together. She went to Heaven only 13 days ago on Oct. 28, and he is now with her. From the time he was a boy he loved to coon hunt and enjoyed his dogs. He enjoyed people and was always willing to give them a helping hand.

He was a former member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church and is currently a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He loved God so much and could always say beautiful prayers.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Roger Pierson; grandson, Rusty Sean Pierson; parents, Elbert and Sara Neal Herron Pierson; five sisters, Blanche Templeton, Hazel Christian, Pauline Counts, Janette Akers and an infant sister; and three brothers, Bascom Pierson, Calvin Pierson and Daught "Dude" Pierson.

He is survived by his daughter, Darlene Robbins and husband, Russell, of Kingsport; two sisters, Nancy Arnold of Kingsport and Claralee Showalter of Crewe, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Parsons of Kingsport and Joyce Handling of Shipman, Ill.; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd, officiating.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Holston Manor for all their wonderful care. Shirley Donnell and Joy Donnell were his dedicated caregivers while he was still at home. Amedisys Hospice and their caring staff were a comfort to Kemp.

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

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Lucian Patton Pierson

HARROGATE, Tenn. - Lucian Pierson , 85, formerly of Clinchport, Va., died Saturday (Dec. 27, 1997) at Claiborne County Hospital in Tazewell, Tenn.

Born on Oct. 4, 1912 in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late Robert Rufus Pierson and Lakie Jennings Pierson .

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Pierson , Tazewell, Tenn.; three daughters, Alma Bunner, of Indiana, Shirley Garvin, Salem, Oregon, and Velma Mathews, of California; two stepdaughters; three sons, Fred Pierson , Clinchport, Va., Walter Pierson , of California, and Larry Pierson , of Memphis; 14 grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Vesta Trussell, of Kingsport; a brother, Rufus Pierson , of Lynn Garden; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
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Mary Bronice (Hubbard) Pierson

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mary Bronice Pierson, 87, of Rt. 2, Clinchport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Oct. 16, 2005) at her residence after a short illness.

Mary was born Jan. 26, 1918 to the late Emory and Alpha Qualls Hubbard.

She accepted the Lord at Purchase Church early in life. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Sloantown Community Church and Higher Ground Baptist Church.

She enjoyed making a home for her family and meeting people. She also worked in the cafeteria at Rye Cove High School for 12 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Sam M. Pierson Sr.; a son, Cecil Lee Pierson; and a grandson, Wendell Bruce Pierson; two sisters, Mrs. Omer (Rebecca) Franklin and Jeanette Hubbard; two brothers, Guy and Charlie Hubbard.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara L. Ash, Evelyn Sloan and son-in-law, Richard Howard Sloan, Clinchport; three sons, Burgess "Jim" Pierson, Sharps Chapel, Tenn., Sam Pierson Jr., Clinchport, and Edward Danny Pierson, Bland, Va.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nadeen and husband, G.R. Parker, Kingsport; special caregivers, a daughter-in-law, Peggy Pierson, Teresa Vernon and Maggie Kern, Clinchport, and the very special caregivers of Hospice.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley officiating.

Music will be provided by Kenneth Davis.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sloantown Cemetery. The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Richard and Randall Sloan, Jeff, Greg and Danny Pierson, Eddie and Danny Clendenin and Eddie Vaughn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Sloan, Rufus Vanzant, Clell Williams, Roy Egan and Benny Falin.

Kingsport Times-News
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Maude Ethel (Hartsock) Pierson

GATE CITY, Va. - Maude Hartsock Pierson, 86, Gate City, Va., died at 6 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 19, 1991) at her residence.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father Peter Hartsock, her mother, Victoria Hartsock, and her husband, Kelly W. Pierson.

Surviving are one son, William Kelly "Bill" Pierson, Gate City, Va.; seven daughters, Mrs. E.M. (Naomi) McConnell, Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. James (Gladys) Berry, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Ken (Louise) Garland, Mrs. Robert (Ruby) Mays, Mrs. Dean (Nancy) Adiorne, Mrs. Robert (Marion) Carney and Mrs. Larry (Ann) Shively, all of Kingsport; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, George Hartsock, Abingdon, Va.; one sister, Mattie Kidd, Bland, Va.

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

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Mattie Susan (Bartlett) Pierson

GATE CITY, Va. - Mattie Bartlett Pierson, 86, affectionately known as "Mama Mattie," of Route 7, entered into eternal rest Friday (Jan. 17, 2003) at her daughter's residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on July 1, 1916 and was the daughter of the late James Lloyd Bartlett and Cordia Hobbs Bartlett. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Pierson was a member of Big Cut Central Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carl Glen Pierson in 1970; daughter, Shirley Pierson Tipton; son, Herman Pierson; brothers, Ora Bartlett, Charlie Bartlett and Ed Bartlett.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Coley, Gate City, Va.; son, Jim Pierson, Kingsport; grandchildren, Donna Pierson, Elizabeth Jane Pierson, Alex Coley, Jackie Pierson, Shelia Parker, Steve Tipton, Mike Tipton, Matt Pierson; great-grandchildren, Brennan Coley, Ethan Coley, Katie Tipton, Brianna Tipton, Cody Tipton, John Parker, Cory Parker and Katie Parker; stepgreat-grandchildren, Lisa and Jessie Gandee; stepgreat-great-grandchild, McKinley Daugherty; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. today to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Charlie Dean, James Jones, Jerry Hensley, Joe Quillen, Bobby Davis, and Allen Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Luther Presley, Rev. J.E. Mauk, Thomas Hensley and Fred Head.

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

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Nannie May (Davidson) Pierson

WEBER CITY, Va. - Nannie Davidson Pierson, 83, Weber City, Va., died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and attended Fellowship Chapel Church in Fort Blackmore, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Pierson in 1954; one daughter, Freida Pierson; her parents, Worley and Mallie Carter Davidson in 1952 and 1971 and one brother, Cyrus Davidson in 1980.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Georgia Faye) Light, Eastern Star community, Jean Pierson, Weber City, Va., and June Pierson, Chattanooga; one son, Paul Pierson, Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Jean Pierson.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Fellowship Chapel Church in Fort Blackmore, Va., with the Rev. Clifford Pierson, the Rev. George Winegar and the Rev. Mack Sanders officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Pierson Family Cemetery, Fort Blackmore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Weber City Fire Department or the Scott County Life Saving Crew.

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Robert Rufus Pierson

GATE CITY, Va. - Robert R. "Bob" Pierson, 103, Route 1, Gate City, Va., died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1991) at Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a farmer and a member of the Copper Creek Community Church. He was a member of the Clinchport Lodge No. 267 A.F. and A.M.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Amanda Elizabeth Page Pierson in June 1967; his parents Billy and Sarah Spears Pierson; one son, Walter Pierson; one daughter, Kathleen Pierson; and two brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Vesta Trussell, Kingsport; three sons, Lucian Pierson, Gate City, Va., Claude W. Pierson, Las Angeles, Calif. and Rufus Pierson, Kingsport; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Laura Willis, Kingsport; and one brother, Lloyd Pierson, West Virginia.

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Rufus Lee Pierson

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Rufus Lee Pierson (Red Hog), 59, of Fort Blackmore, Va., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, (July 1, 2007), at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

Lee was born in Kingsport, but had lived most of his life in Scott County, Va. He had recently made his home in Florida.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany. After leaving the army, he worked as a mechanic for Harry Mills Volkswagen and Mason-Dixon Trucking Company before becoming an over the road truck driver until he retired due to ill health.

He was a member of Peters Chapel Church (Alley Valley community). Lee was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Don Wise, June 28, 2007.

He is survived by his devoted and faithful wife and caregiver of 37 years, Joan Gibson Pierson of the home; daughter, Kristi Hayes and husband, Frank of Ft. Blackmore, Va.; son, Steven Pierson and wife, Lois of Florida; grandchildren, Kory Hayes, Amanda Hayes, Matthew Pierson and Savanah Carter; parents, Rufus and Mimia Hensley Pierson of Kingsport; Joan would like to thank Lee's extended family for their care and compassion during his illness, sister-in-law, Marti Wise; brother-in-law, Daniel "Boone" Gibson and wife, Jan; sister-in-law, Carolan Rhea and husband, Larry; and mother-in-law, Pauline Huddleston; sister, Dana Poore of Kingsport; brothers, Donnie Pierson and wife, Kathy of Rogersville, Gary Pierson and Maggie of Florida, Eddie Pierson and wife, Jackie of Kingsport and Teddy Pierson of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Lee's wishes, he will be cremated.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Peters Chapel Church (Alley Valley community) with Pastor Sonny Starnes officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Daniel and Jan Gibson, Ft. Blackmore, or anytime at the home of his parents in Lynn Garden.

In lieu of flowers memorials, contributions may be made to Peters Chapel Church Building Fund, Rt. No 1, Ft. Blackmore, Va. 24250.

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

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Samuel Earl Pierson

GATE CITY, Va. - Samuel Earl Pierson, died Friday (Dec. 27,1991) at his residence.

Born in Scott County, he had retired from the Kingsport Power Company. He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Una Coley Pierson on Nov. 18, 1991, one daughter, Joan Pierson, his parents, John L. and Elizabeth Lane Pierson, four sisters, Ollie Pierson, Delphia Haynes, Amanda McClellan and Addie Peters and one brother, James Pierson.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Sallie Pierson, Inglewood and Mrs. Edgar (Effie) Thompson, Inglewood; one brother, George Pierson, Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Slagle and the Rev. Ray Hargraves officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Coley family cemetery.

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Sarah Osta "Sallie" Pierson

Sarah O. (Sallie) Pierson, age 93, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at the Athens Hea1th Care Center in Athens, Tenn.

She was a native of Gate City and a resident of Englewood, Tenn. since approximately 1963.

She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School, a former member of Blair's Chapel Church and member of Englewood United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents John Lincoln and Elizabeth Lane Pierson; five sisters; and three brothers.

Her survivors include nieces and nephews, Dorothy Haynes McKenzie, Edith Haynes Cox, June Haynes Peters, all of Weber City, Violeta Peters Blankenship, Syble Peters Marcum and Glenn Haynes of Kingsport, Tenn., Roy Peters and Hubert McClellan of Gate City, Nancy Cavett, Maitland, Fla., Robert Pierson, Marietta, Ga., Richard Pierson, Richmond; and very special friends, Ray and Mary Tallant, Tim and Cindy, of Englewood, Tenn.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. at Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah, Tenn. with the Rev. Stanley Hammonds and Joy Edgeman officiating.

Interment followed in the Conasauga Cemetery in Conasauga Valley, Tenn.

Bordwine Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Una (Coley) Pierson

GATE CITY, Va. - Una C. Pierson, 82, Route 6, Gate City, died Monday morning (Nov. 18, 1991) at her residence.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, and was retired from the A.S.C.S. office and the Scott County school board.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, James L. and Martha Kate Reed Coley; a daughter, Joan Pierson; six sisters, Alza Benton, Lelia Coley, Catherine McClellan, Ella Hilton, Nannie Quillen, Rachel Shelton; three brothers, Grady Coley, William T. Coley, and George Lawrence Coley.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel E. Pierson, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Coley Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hargraves and the Rev. Bill Slagle officiating.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

Kingsport Times-News
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Violet (Fleenor) Pierson

Violet Fleenor Pierson, 88, of Kingsport passed away after a few years of declining health on Friday, October 28, 2011 at her residence.

She was born January 10, 1923 on Dorothy Street in Kingsport, TN. As a child she lived in Knoxville, TN, Aflex, KY, grew up and went to school in Hiltons, VA. She worked at Tennessee Eastman Company in the yarn Department during WWII. She married Kemp Pierson on March 29, 1947 in Gate City, VA. She loved her family and working in her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her son Roger Pierson, grandson, Rusty Sean Pierson; parents, James E. Fleenor and Virgie Eaton Fleenor; two infant sisters; brother, Gene Fleenor.

She is survived by her husband, Kemp Pierson of Kingsport; one daughter, Darlene Robbins and husband, Russell of Kingsport; two sisters, Ruth Parsons, of Kingsport and Joyce Handling of Shipman, IL; two sisters- in- law, Nancy Arnold of Kingsport and Claralee Showalter of Crewe, VA.

Violet and her sister Ruth were soul mates, Ruth has always been there for Violet.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 3 pm on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

A service will be held at 3 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be sent to Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 125 Coley Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660.

The family would like to send a special thank you for the wonderful caregivers, Shirley Donnell and Joy Donnell, and all the great care that Mountain States Hospice gave.

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

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

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William Bascom Pierson

JOHNSON CITY -- Bascom Pierson , 86, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday (March 8, 1998) at Continuum Courtyard, Johnson City, after a brief illness. He formerly resided at 630 Oak Glen Circle, Fall Branch.

Born in Scott County, Va., he lived in the Fall Branch area most of his life. He was employed with Tennessee Eastman Company from 1933 until retiring from Holston Defense Corp. in 1976. A 50 year member of Johnson Lodge No. 274 F&AM, he was a York Rite Mason, a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple, and a member of the Tri City Beagle Club. He was a member of Fall Branch Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Byrd Pierson , Johnson City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Melvin Doty and Barbara and Tom Zollman, all of Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Norma Pierson , Knoxville; a grandson, David Doty; three granddaughters, Rebecca Pierson , Rachel Marsh, and Erika Pierson ; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Nancy Arnold, Kingsport, Blanche Templeton and Jeanette Akers, both of Gate City, Va., Hazel Christian, Surgoinsville, and Clara Showalter, Crew , Va.; two brothers, Kemp Pierson , Kingsport, and Calvin Pierson , Macon, Ga.; and the devoted staff of Continuum Courtyard.

Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Peggy Doty, 1410 Hillmont Drive.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ed Clevinger, minister, the Rev. Paul Broyles, and Jason Biddle, minister, officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to their church or favorite charity. Pallbearers will be Kermit Crawford, Hugh Crawford, Tom Zollman, George Moody, Gary Lewis, Bill Manis, Jack Bright, and Bud Sams. Juanita J. Roller.

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William Thomas "Willie" Pierson

GATE CITY, Va. - William (Willie) Thomas Pierson, 82, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Aug. 26, 2006).

He was born in Scott County, Va. Willie was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a Christian and attended Catron's Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Issac Richard and Liza Arnold Pierson; brother, J.B. Pierson; sisters, Mary Belle Pierson Calhoun, Lexie Pierson Walters and husband Ben.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Leona Hensley Pierson; three daughters, Sandra Pierson Kerney, Nickelsville, Va., Penny Pierson, Gate City, Va., and Tracey Pierson, Gate City, Va.; three grandchildren, Drew Kerney, Knoxville, Tenn., Adi Kerney, Gate City, Va., and Amber Kerney, Nickelsville, Va.; special son, Jack McNutt and family; brother-in-law, James Calhoun; sister-in-law, Barbara Pierson; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Catron's Chapel Fellowship Hall in Yuma, or may view at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City after 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel, with Brother Larry Tolley officiating.

Music will provided by the Hensley Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., with flag presentation. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catron's Chapel Baptist Church, Route 3, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Amos J. Pearcy

CHURCH HILL -- Amos J. Pearcy, 95, 1952 Goshen Valley Road, died at his home Saturday evening (April 18, 1998) after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Pattonsville community), he had resided in Hawkins County since 1955. He was a charter member of Goshen Valley Freewill Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Dulaney Pearcy ; his parents, John and Elizabeth Horton Pearcy ; a brother, W. H. "Bill'' Pearcy ; a sister, Pearlie Mae Roller; and a son-in-law, Walker N. Christian Jr.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue Pearcy and Patricia Christian, both of Church Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Elizabeth Pearcy , Church Hill; two grandsons, Brad and Eric Christian, Church Hill; a great-granddaughter, Brooke Christian, Church Hill; two brothers, Omar Pearcy , New Carlisle, Ohio, and Kenneth E. "Peanut'' Pearcy , Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call anytime at the home, 1952 Goshen Valley Road, Church Hill.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Pat Hammonds, the Rev. Wrightly Sallings and the Rev. Jerry Scalf officiating.

Music will be provided by the Salley Family.

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

Pallbearers will be Eric Christian, Blanton Christian, Zane Carter, Kermit McCracken, Jim Moore, Eddie Pearcy , Billy Woods and J. R. Woods.

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Beulah K. Shelton Phillips

Gate City- Beulah K. Shelton Phillips, 87, of Gate City went home to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon (March 26, 2009) at Wexford House in Kingsport following a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County. Mrs. Phillips was a former employee of Eastman. She also worked at Millers Department Store & was a sales consultant with Avon. Beulah enjoyed being involved with the Yuma Senior Citizens Group. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City where she sang in the choir. Mrs. Phillips loved being with her family, singing, walking & especially cooking.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Paul Shelton; her second husband, Edgar Phillips; parents, W. B. Moore, Sr. & Nettie Wininger Moore; a sister, Grace Shelton; brothers, Harold Moore, Ralph Moore, Paul E. Moore, Walker B. Moore, Jr.; a great grandson, McKenzie Dalton Price; her step-daughter, Dorris Jennings; a daughter-in-law, Dell McConnell Shelton.

Beulah Shelton Phillips is survived by her sons, Larry Shelton & wife, Eva Jane (Yuma, VA); Melvin "Mel" Shelton & wife, Cathy (Abingdon, VA); a step-daughter, Lois France (Yuma, VA); grandchildren, Karen Williams & husband, Tim, Sharon Williams & special friend, Everett Tauscher, Lori Price & husband, Dale, Brandon Paul Shelton, Jonathan Shelton, & fiancée, Pattie Begley, Heath Shelton & Hunter Shelton; great grandchildren, Candace Richter, Brianna Williams, Eric Williams & fiancée, Brittany Crawford, Derek Richter, Austin Richter & Ethan Price along with several special nieces & special nephews.

A visitation will be held on Sunday (March 29, 2009) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call at either son's residence. A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday (March 29, 2009) at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff DeBoard, Rev. Mark Estep & Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Music will be provided by Dennis Fritz & the choir at First Baptist Church of Gate City.

A graveside service will follow at Holston View Cemetery with Eric Williams, Jonathan Shelton, Heath Shelton, Hunter Shelton, Derek Richter, Kevin Moore, Joe Walker Moore & Brandon Paul Shelton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be J. Fred Shelton, John Shelton, Ron Shelton, David Moore, Gary Moore, Austin Richter, Dale Price & Ivan Moore.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Beulah K. Shelton Phillips.

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Paul Glen Pierson

WEBER CITY, Va. - Paul Glen Pierson, 71, of Chapel Street, departed this life Friday (May 10, 2002) at his residence.

He was a native of Scott County, Va. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1956, and retired as foreman from Ford Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Pierson in 1954 and Nannie Davidson Pierson in 1991; two sisters, Georgia Faye Beard Light in 1994 and June Pierson Gray in 1998.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Glen Paul Pierson and wife Claudine, Saltville, Va.; grandchildren, Candy, Sabrina, Jonathan, Aimee and Marelena; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Donavin and Austin; sister, Jean Pierson, Weber City; devoted nephew, Wayne Pierson, Weber City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, and anytime at the residence of the sister, Jean Pierson.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Elder John Clifford Pierson and the Rev. Mack Sanders officiating.

Music will be provided the Lee Smith Family Singers.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pierson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., with military honors by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 of Kingsport.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Poole, Wayne Pierson, Larry Beard, C.J. Blessing, Fred Beard, Sam Blessing, Jackie Beard, Joey Blessing and Jonathan Pierson.

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Armer Ray Pippin

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Armer Ray Pippin, 88, of Route 1, passed away Saturday (Nov. 4, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 2, 1918 and was the son of the late John Ross Pippin and Mary Lou Sluss Pippin.

Mr. Pippin was a farmer and attended Sabra Chapel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Leta Faye Cox Pippin, of the home; daughter, Helen Louise Parks, Castlewood, Va.; sisters, Clovie Kate Vermillion, Kingsport and Angie Belle Collins, Nickelsville, Va.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Nickelsville Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Bruce Sluss, Richard Sluss, MacArthur Salyers, Harry Broadwater, Michael Robinette, Billy Robinette, and Walter Mannis.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., was in charge.

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Howard K. Pippin

CHURCH HILL - Howard K. Pippin, 64, of Route 6, Morgan Street died Thursday at 10 p.m. at his residence following an extended illness.

He was a native of Virginia but had spent most of his life in Hawkins and Sullivan Counties. Pippin was a member of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church and a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a past member of Clay Lodge No. 386 of Church Hill, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Quillen Pippin, Church Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Rich, Durham, N.C.; one son, Harold Quillen, Kingsport; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Pippin, Church Hill: two sisters. Mrs. Mable Snapp and Mrs. Jeanette Christian, both of Church Hill; three grandchildren.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.

Funeral Services for Howard E. Pippin will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday from the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hagan Webb and Rev. Herman Chess? Officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery. (Most of funeral arrangement is unreadable on the newspaperarchive.com site.)

(Kingsport Times / Friday, September 10, 1976)

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Jackie Wayne Pippin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jackie Wayne Pippin , 45, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) after a four-year battle with cancer.

Mr. Pippin was born in Kingsport, living in Jacksonville for nine years. He graduated in 1973 from Gate City High School and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1977. He was a member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association of Jacksonville and was employed by Sundeck of Sun Surfaces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert W. Pippin.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Judy Pippin ; daughters, Ashley and Candice Pippin , of Jacksonville; his mother, June Pippin ; brothers, Fred, Darwin and Randy Pippin , of Atlanta, Ga.; and also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and an extended family from East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Brian Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Pippin 's name to Coastal Baptist Church, 750 Girvin Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32225.

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Roby W. Pippin

Roby W. Pippin, 81, Boozy Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Kingsport, he retired from the U. S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He also retired from Parks-Belk after 16 years of service.

Mr. Pippin was a member of Gardner's Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Sue Pippin and six brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Sue Browning and husband Zeke of Bristol, TN and Cynthia Salyers and husband Wayne of Hiltons, VA; four sons, Danny Pippin and wife Gena of Bluff City, TN, Dana Pippin and wife Karen of Bristol, TN, Curtis Pippin of Knoxville, TN, Harrison Pippin and wife Kristie of Nickelsville, VA; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Rex McMurray and Rev. Roy Lane officiating. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Posts #3/265.

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

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Ruby (Barnette) Pippin

DAYTON, Ohio - Ruby B. Pippin, 81, passed away on Wednesday (July 26, 2000).

Mrs. Pippin was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. William A. "Uncle Billy" and Cora Wade Barnette; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carol A. and Thomas Collier, Dayton, Ohio; one grandson, Brian T. Collier, Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Eugenia Gilliam, Kingsport, Nina Carter, Clinchport, Va.; one brother, Arthur Barnette, Kingsport; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday at Tobias Funeral Home, (Third St. Chapel) Dayton, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at noon Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Childs officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

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Kathleen D. (Hood) Pitts

DAYTON, Ohio - Kathleen D. Hood Pitts, 75, born June 28, 1926 in Kingsport, passed away peacefully at her home in Ohio on Sunday (Feb. 24, 2002).

Survivors include one sister, Rubye Martin, San Antonio, Texas; and one brother, Henderson Hood, Kingsport; two sons, Dana and David Pitts, both of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Nancy Young, Coshocton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

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Harold Wayne Poe

KINGSPORT - Harold Wayne Poe, 45, 740 Riverside Ave., died Friday (Sept. 26, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He lived in Kingsport his whole life and was a construction worker, previously employed at Eastman through A&L Construction.

He was an avid racing and UT fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Betty Jo (Rhoton) Poe Bishop; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gale Poe; maternal grandfather, Dan Rhoton.

Survivors include his daughters, Chandila Johnson and Laura Poe, both of Kingsport; son, Cameron Poe of Kingsport; sisters, Lisa Queen and husband Steve of Church Hill, Paula Rouse and husband Dean of Surgoinsville; brother, Danny Poe and wife Imogene of Lenoir City; stepfather, Gale Bishop of Kingsport; grandmother, Laura Rhoton of Kingsport; two nieces, Ashley Queen and Brittany Reed; four nephews, Daniel, Timothy and Joshua Poe, and David Reed; several stepbrothers and stepsisters.

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

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

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Those wishing to attend should be at the funeral home by 12 noon.

Pallbearers will be Steve Queen, Dean Rouse, Jackie Jones, Greg Dishner, Coy Jones and Wrightly Rhoton.

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Betty Jean (Gilliam) Poff

GATE CITY , Va. - Betty Gilliam Poff, 69, went peacefully to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Sunday ( Oct. 16, 2005 ) at Wexford House.

She was of the Baptist faith and was an avid Gate City Blue Devil fan. She loved all Gate City sports and also enjoyed substitute teaching.

She was preceded in death by her father, Will Gilliam; and a sister, Kathy Williams.

Mrs. Poff is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Herman "Jim" Poff, of the home; her two daughters, Lesa Castle and husband Tim of Gate City, and Janet Curtis and husband Wes, of Kingsport; a son, Michael Poff and wife Martha of Clinchport, Va.; five grandchildren, Nicholas Castle, Amber Castle, Kelsey Curtis, Kallie Jo Curtis and Abigail Poff; her mother, Margaret Gilliam Stewart; two brothers, Bobby Gilliam and wife Judy of Kingsport and Bill Gilliam and wife Janet of Gate City; two sisters, Eula Price of Kingsport and Charlotte Carter and friend Darrell Gardner of Hiltons, Va.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500 , Johnson City , Tenn. 37604 or to the Gate City Booster Club, Gate City , Va.

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

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Herman Kole "Jimmy" Poff

GATE CITY , Va. - Herman K. "Jimmy" Poff, 79, Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday ( April 22, 2007 ) at Wexford House.

Mr. Poff was a son of the late Simon and Trula (Lemmons) Poff, and a lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. ( Gate City ). He was an avid coon hunter and loved his mules. He loved his grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Wexford House, especially Pam Poff, for her extra care and love. He was retired from United Inter-Mountain Telephone Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Gilliam Poff on Oct. 16, 2005 ; two sisters, Katherine Peters and Etta Mae Poff; and four brothers, Wallace "Doc" Poff, Mack Poff, William D. Poff, and Carl B. Poff.

He is survived by his two daughters, Janet Curtis and husband Wesley, Kingsport, Lesa Castle and husband Tim, Gate City, Va.; one son, Michael Poff and wife Martha, Clinchport, Va.; five grandchildren, Nicholas Castle, Amber Castle, Kelsey Curtis, Kallie Curtis, Abigail Poff; two sisters-in-law, Eula Price, Kingsport, Charlotte Carter and friend, Darrell Gardner, Hiltons, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Bobby Gilliam and wife Judy, Kingsport, Bill Gilliam and wife Janet, Gate City, Va.; special friend, Everett McConnell, Hiltons, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. , and will be conducted by American Legion Post 3/265 and Va. National Guard. Family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Carton Family Cemetery (building fund), in care of Janet Curtis, 320 Mockingbyrd Lane, Kingsport , Tenn. 37663.

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

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Retha (Gibson) Oaks Boatright Poore

KINGSPORT — Retha Gibson Boatright Poore, 84, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Dec. 6, 2008) at her residence in Kingsport.
She was born in Scott County, Va. (Snowflake) and lived in Kingsport all of her life in the Orebank community. Retha was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She was of the Holiness faith.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Robert C. Oaks, Jr.; her second husband, Howard D. Poore; her mother, Venice E. Collins; three children, Bobby J. Oaks, Billy G. Oaks, Sr. and Carrie Allene Massengill; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her brother, Ray Collins.
Survivors include her daughter, Maddline "Matt" Busick and special son-in-law, Clyde; her son, James "Ed" E. Oaks, Sr. and special daughter-in-law, Linda, all of Kingsport; six step-children; 16 grandchildren; several step grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gerri Pride and husband, Earl and Betty R. Woods; a brother, Ernest L. Collins and wife, Polly, all of Church Hill; and her beloved pet dog, Ranger.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.
Funeral service will be in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. John Walters, officiating.
Music will be provided by Shirley Walters and Moretta Brookshire.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport.
Pallbearers will be Johnny D. Salyer, James E. Oaks, Jr., Billy G. Oaks, Jr., Donny W. Oaks, Ricky B. Busick, Terry M. Busick.
Honorary pallbearers are, Sam Massingill, Jamie L. Oaks, Robert C. Oaks, III, her great-grandsons, Roy Moorefiled, Adam Moorefield, Greg Mussleman, Hot Rod Morgan.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Wellmont Hospice Nurses and her special caregivers, Amanda Wexler, Beth Wexler, Jimmie Salyer and Johnny Wexler.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Poore family.

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Naomi Elizabeth (Salyer) Broadwater Porter

CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Naomi Elizabeth Porter, 67, died Tuesday ( Nov. 20, 2001 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

Born in Dungannon , Va. , she was the daughter of the late Harold and Faye Salyer. She was a member of O.E.S. Chapter No. 28 of Nickelsville , Va. She served on the board of Social Services in Russell County , and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by one son, Paul W. Porter; two brothers, Bill R. Salyer and Harold Ken Salyer; and one sister, Carol Mabel Salyer.

Surviving are her husband, Robert T. Porter, Castlewood; three daughters, Jackie B. Stevens, Danville, Va., Connie P. Turner and Barbara P. Hendrickson, both of Abingdon, Va.; three sons, Cuba H. Porter, Castlewood, Charles R. Porter, Castlewood, and Thomas E. Porter, Abingdon, Va.; six sisters, Della M. Blevins and Wilma Lou Brashear, both of Defiance, Ohio, Nell R. Dockery and Leona I. Salyer, both of Continental, Ohio, Jean Schroder, Ottowa, Ohio, and Judy Messer, Delsher, Ohio; three brothers, MacArthur Salyer, New Bavaria, Ohio, Johnny L. Salyer, Sherwood, Ohio, and Charles Salyer, Delsher, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and her very special friend, Mrs. Linda McNew.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Order of Eastern Star memorial service by Nickelsville Chapter No. 28, followed by funeral service with the Rev. Charlie Killen, the Rev. Darryl Baker and the Rev. Ernest Jessee officiating.

Committal service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. The procession will depart at 10:30 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Harry Sutherland, Larry Jessee, Justin McCulley, Cuba Paul Porter, Justin Stevens, Clay Powers, Terry Dockery and Dan Hendrickson.

Honorary pallbearers will be John C. Baker, Claude Mays, Billy Hartsock, Denny Jessee, Tom Boyd, Dr. Gregory DeMotts, Rufus Byerley, Bob Baker and Nelson Osborne.

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Ocie (Collins) Porter

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Ocie Porter, age 91, of Nickelsville, Va., passed away Friday (March 13, 2009) in Brian Center in Weber City.

Born Jan. 18, 1918, a daughter of the late, Sam Collins and the late, Una Mae Osborne Collins, she was the wife of the late, Teddy Porter, and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Mae and Ruth Collins and a brother, Willie (Bill) Collins.

Survivors include one sister, Hattie Lynn Campbell, Nickelsville; one brother, Ralph (Mack) Collins and wife, Lila, Castlewood; six nephews, Ralph Campbell, Tanner Collins, Wiley Campbell, Doug Gray, Randy Collins, and Ricky Collins; one niece, Carol Gray.

The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Lester officiating.

Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Campbell Family Cemetery near the home. Those attending are requested to meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Campbell, Robert Campbell, Wiley Campbell, Stevie Campbell, Tanner Collins, Alvin Collins, G.E. Nash and Doug Gray.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, Va. 24266, (276) 889-4444, is serving the Porter family.

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Carol Jane "Williams" Poston

CHURCH HILL - Carol Jane Poston, 58, passed away Tuesday (March 21, 2005) at her residence.

Mrs. Poston was a native of Clinchport, Va., but had made her home in Church Hill since 1975. She was a member of McPheeters Bend Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Poston was an avid volunteer for the Hawkins County Humane Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart and Clara Belle Webb Williams.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Poston, Church Hill; one sister, Kathy Ann Thompson and adopted sister, Brenda Jean Gibson.

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

A memorial services will be conducted Saturday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Roberts officiating. Friends are asked to participate in a eulogy for Mrs. Poston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hawkins County Humane Society, P.O. Box 217, Rogersville, Tenn. 37857 or to McPheeters Bend Baptist Church, 430 Church Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

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Violet Martha (Jennings) Poston

KINGSPORT - An Angel of Life, Violet Martha Jennings Poston, 66, Kingsport, took a leap of faith and crossed over on Sunday (Dec. 31, 2006) at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. on June 15, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Henderson M. Jennings and Hester Martha Smith Jennings.

She retired from Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Violet was a member of Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde Owen Poston, of the home; daughters, Gina Denise Poston, of the home, Kristina Rena Carter and husband Kenny, Kingsport; son, Steve Lynn Poston, Kingsport; granddaughter, "Mimi's Little Precious" Kelsey Rena Carter; half brother, David Jennings and wife Bridgett, and their son, Kyle, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery, with Bro. Bill Tignor officiating. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is serving the family.

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Floyd "Buster" Potts

KINGSPORT — Floyd "Buster" Potts, 53, entered into rest Nov. 25, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct. 19, 1956.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Edgar Potts, Sr. and Mary Frances McDavid Potts; two brothers, Johnny and Jimmy Potts.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Kate Potts and Minnie Ruth Mullins, both of Kingsport; three brothers, Robert Potts, Jr., Lester Potts and Kyle Potts, all of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and an army of great-nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 12 noon Wednesday in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of funeral home with the Rev. Steve Hooper officiating.

Burial will follow the service at the Oak Glen Baptist Church Cemetery, Yuma, Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Potts family.

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Johnny Potts

GATE CITY, Va. - Johnny Potts, 54, entered into rest Monday (July 26, 2004) at Bristol Hospice House.

He was born June 17, 1950 in Scott County, Va., to the late Robert Edward Potts Sr. and Mary Frances McDavid Potts.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Bertha Mae Potts.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Winston Potts, Gate City, Va.; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Tammy Winston, Gate City, Va., David Joe and Mae Winston, Blackwater, Va., Jimmy Winston, Blountville, Dennis and Missy Winston, Gate City, Va.; stepdaughter, Patricia and husband, Gillis Massingill, Edison, Tenn.; three sisters, Minnie Ruth Mullins, Kingsport, Mary Kate Potts, Kingsport, and Laura Bowling, Nashville; brothers, Kyle, Lester, Floyd and Robert Potts Jr., all of Kingsport, and Jimmy Potts, South Carolina; very special stepgrandson, Joshua Winston; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Allen Hensley officiating.

Music will be provided by Patsy Hensley.

Burial will follow the service at Powers Cemetery, Robinette Valley.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth, David, Jimmy and Dennis Winston, Anthony Massingill and Andrew Massingill.

Honorary pallbearers will be the stepgrandsons, Joshua, Dustin and Chris Winston.

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Beulah (Begley) Fletcher Powell

KINGSPORT - Beulah (Begley) Powell, 77, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2005) in Holston Valley Medical Center.

Beulah was born in Ft. Blackmore, Va., March 8, 1928, a daughter of the late Patrick Monroe and Rosie Ellen (Estep) Begley. She was married to the late Ralph A. Powell who passed away in 1992.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Captoley Baker, Nannie Collett and Mary Quillen; three brothers, Dock Robert Begley, Charlie Begley and Orbin Begley.

She was a special and loving mother, grandmother and sister. She will be sadly missed .

Beulah is survived by her family: her daughters, Betty Jo Justice, Mrs. Ronnie (Rose) Hammonds and Mrs. Glen (Kathy) Dingus; her son, Ralph Anthony Powell; her granddaughters, Mrs. Trevin (Christina) Quillin, Sarah McMillian; her grandsons, Kermit Johnson, Seth McMillian, and Ryan Hammonds; three great-granddaughters, Priscilla Rose Quillin, Brooklyn Rose Johnson and Rebecca Elizabeth Nicole Johnson; one stepgreat- grandson, Tristan Quillin. Also surviving is a sister, Carrie Mellon.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Calvin Tabor officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday in the garden of Prayer of the East Lawn Memorial Park for a graveside service.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Powell family.

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Amy Gretchen (Mercer) Fields Powers

GATE CITY, Va. - Amy Powers, 38, entered into rest May 3, 2007 at her residence.

She was born March 31, 1969 in Sullivan County, Tenn.

She is preceded in death by her father, Ralph Douglas Mercer (2003).

Survivors include her husband, Jeff Powers, Gate City; one daughter, Amanda Fields, Hiltons; her mother, Patsy Mercer, Gate City; brother, Timothy L. Mercer, Asheville, N.C.; her maternal grandmother, Louella Pierson, Gate City; a step-daughter, Ashton Powers, Hiltons; and father-in- law, Bill Powers, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Monday, at 11 a.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bill Porter and Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

Hope Bright will provide music.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Colleen Mary Sue (Moore) Powers

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Colleen Mary Sue Powers, 74, entered into rest Sunday (Dec. 25, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center.

Mrs. Powers was born in Washington County, Va., on Nov. 21, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Kemper W. and Charmie L. Litton Moore.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister; and two brothers, Thearl and Garland Moore.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Powers, Gate City, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda J. Dail and husband, Steve, Larkspur, Colo., Billie Sue McCarthy and husband, Mike, Rutland, Mass., and Donna Lynn Akers and husband, Mike, Jonesborough; son, Jeffrey Nathan Powers and wife, Amy, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Brandon Akers, Brian Dail, Brad Dail, Craig Dail, Ashton Powers, Travis Cox, Michael McCarthy, Kelly McCarthy and Amanda Fields, great-grandchildren, Kylie Dail, Arianna Dail and Austin Dail; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Layton Bentley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hilton Community Singers.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Golda Victoria (Smith) Powers

DUFFIELD, Va. - Golda Victoria Smith Powers, 95, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Oct. 5, 2000).

A lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., she had resided in the Pattonsville community until 1994 when she became a resident of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ike and Rebecca (Carter) Smith; brothers, Jim, Bill, and Ap Smith; sisters, Emily Williams, Tilda Lane and Rebecca Falin; half-brother, Kelly Smith; half-sister, Lizzie Dulaney; husband, Kelly Forrest Powers, 1971; sons, Bud (1981), Omar (1997) and Elmer Powers (1999); grandchildren, Ronnie Powers and Steve Douglas Powers.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Pauline Noe, Clinchport, Va., and Marie and Glen Noe, Richmond, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Powers and Donald and Shirley Powers, both of Clinchport, Va.; three other daughters-in-law, Ernestine Powers, Gate City, Va., Sue Powers, Franklin, Ind., and Ruth Powers, Kingsport; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Charles C. Rhoton officiating.

Music will be provided by the Singers of Faith.

Burial will follow the service in the Powers Family Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Dennis James Powers

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Dennis James Powers, 46, died Friday (June 3, 2005) in Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.

He was born in Scott County, Va., son of the late John W. Powers. He was a lifelong resident of the Nickelsville area. He attended the Log House Church in Weber City, Va. Dennis was a very devoted and supportive husband, father, brother and uncle, who was loved by many and will be missed. His joy and love for the Lord touched the lives of everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Powers; one son, Joshua Powers of Nickelsville; mother, Lona Powers of Nickelsville; four sisters, Brenda Long of Nickelsville, Rhonda Evans and husband, Detmer of Coeburn, Va., Gaye Sanders and husband, Terry of Nickelsville, and Debbie Fultz and husband, Tracy of Wise, Va.; two brothers, John L. Powers and wife, Joyce of Nickelsville, and Michael Powers of Nickelsville; father and mother-in-law, Offeral and Fern Keith; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Bill Lane and Bro. Wesley Edwards officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers and Betty Lane.

Interment will follow in Powers Cemetery, Cowans Creek, Va.

Pallbearers will be David Riddles, Bill Culbertson, Cap Lane, Richard Sluss, Mark Keith, and Luke Keith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hicks, Clint Asbury, Bruce Sluss, Ron Brown, Dr. Alton Blow, and Dr. Jeffrey Hunt.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Golda Victoria (Smith) Powers

DUFFIELD, Va. - Golda Victoria Smith Powers, 95, went to be with the Lord Thursday ( Oct. 5, 2000 ).

A lifelong resident of Scott County , Va. , she had resided in the Pattonsville community until 1994 when she became a resident of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ike and Rebecca (Carter) Smith; brothers, Jim, Bill, and Ap Smith; sisters, Emily Williams, Tilda Lane and Rebecca Falin; half-brother, Kelly Smith; half-sister, Lizzie Dulaney; husband, Kelly Forrest Powers, 1971; sons, Bud (1981), Omar (1997) and Elmer Powers (1999); grandchildren, Ronnie Powers and Steve Douglas Powers.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Pauline Noe, Clinchport, Va., and Marie and Glen Noe, Richmond, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Powers and Donald and Shirley Powers, both of Clinchport, Va.; three other daughters-in-law, Ernestine Powers, Gate City, Va., Sue Powers, Franklin, Ind., and Ruth Powers, Kingsport; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley and the Rev. Charles C. Rhoton officiating.

Music will be provided by the Singers of Faith.

Burial will follow the service in the Powers Family Cemetery , Pattonsville , Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Henry Mathas Powers Sr.

KINGSPORT — In rememberance of Henry M. Powers who passed away on Sunday ( May 18, 2008 ) at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Feb. 16, 1921 in Scott County , Va. to the late Walter William Powers and Mary Frances Ackers Powers. He was the oldest of 15 children, an Iwo Jima Veteran and served in the 4th Division of the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 42 years of service. Mr. Powers was an associate member of Friendship Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and attended Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport . Henry was a true volunteer from the Volunteer State . He was a captain of Church Hill Rescue Squad, a training officer of the Kingsport Life Saving Crew, an EMT instructor for Bloomingdale Fire Department, a special deputy for Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, a member of the Civil Air Patrol and a member of the VFW. He was an artist, cartoonist, author, songwriter, poet, photographer, an avid sportsman, athlete and traveler. In his early Christian life, he helped several local churches and ministers as well as helped establish The Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Mr. Powers was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn R. Powers; sisters, Ula Powers and Wanda Mosrie; brother, William Powers; and great-grandson, Mason VanBuren.

He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Powers of Kingsport, Sheila Jessee of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his sons, Henry Powers Jr. and wife, Darlene of Melbourne, Fla., David Powers and wife, Teresa of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Duane, Anita, Chris, Candi, David, Honey, Chad and Nikki; nine great-grandchildren, Courtney, Tanner, Caleb, Hannah, Tyler, Ethan, Abishai, Benaiah and Evee. He is further survived by four brothers; seven sisters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday.

A celebration of life service will follow Friday’s visitation with Rev. J.W. Depew and Dr. David W. Powers officiating.

A military graveside service will follow the celebration of life service in Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of the Last Supper.

Pallbearers will be Don Salyers, Michael VanBuren, Duane Nichols, Christopher Powers, Chad Jessee and David Powers.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rebekah Austin and Wellmont Hospice, especially Kristina, Rebecca, Freida and Josie.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Henry M. Powers.

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Submitted by Don Lane

James Nathan Powers Sr.

KINGSPORT — James Nathan Powers, Sr., 70, passed away Saturday, (Sept. 1, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in the Natural Tunnell community of Scott County, Va. He retired from JP Stevens and served 6 years in the Virginia Army National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William "Will" Powers, Sr. and Sara Myrtle Lane Powers; sister, Helen Bernice Cox; brothers, James Charlie Powers, William JE "Jay" Powers and William Powers, Jr.

Survivng are his wife, Mary Bentley Powers, of the home; children, James Nathan Powers, Jr. and wife, Julie, Mount Carmel, John Stapleton and wife, Donna, Kingsport, Terry Lawson, Randy Lawson and Lisa Nance, all of the home; three granddaughters; two grandsons; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian King, Blountville, Joyce and Johnny Quillen, Natural Tunnell, Va., Louise and Clive Hiscock, Ft. Worth, Fla., Irene Brown, Columbia, Md. and Lucille Lane, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Debbie Powers, Mount Carmel, Donald and Betty Powers, Limestone and Curtis and Effie Powers, Weber City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Darthula Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Darthula Church Cemetery, Lunsford Mill Road, Hiltons, Va. with Rev. J.W. Bentley officiating.

The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Stapleton, Josh Stapleton, Terry Lawson, Randy Lawson, Steve Glover and Charles Berry.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Jeffrey Nathan Powers

HILTONS, Va. — Jeffrey Powers, 41, Hiltons, Va., went home to be with the Lord at his residence Jan. 29, 2009.
He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 1968, to Bill Powers and the late Colleen Moore Powers.
In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his wife, Amy Mercer Powers in 2007.
Surviving is his daughter, Ashton Powers of Gate City, Va.; father, Bill Powers of Gate City, Va.; stepdaughter, Amanda Fields of Kingsport; sisters, Linda J. Dail of Larkspur, Colo., Billie Sue McCarthy of Marlborough, Mass. and Donna Lynn Akers of Jonesborough; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Layton Bentley and the Rev. John Price officiating.
Music will be provided by Hannah Selty.
Graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
Pallbearers will be Travis Russell, Bobby Miller, Kevin Baker, Michael McCarthy, Brandon Akers and Chris Jones.
The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Powers f a m i l y.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Lona Grey (Stansberry) Powers

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Lona Grey Stansberry Powers, 84, died Wednesday (May 6, 2009) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Wise County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Victoria Stansberry. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Powers; two sons, Roger Powers (infant) and Dennis Powers; one grandson, Ronnie Long.

She was the last living member of seven children. She attended the Log House Church in Weber City until her decline in health.

She is survived by four daughters, Brenda Long of Kingsport, Rhonda Evans and husband, Detmer of Coeburn, Va., Gaye Sanders and husband, Terry of Nickelsville, Va., and Deborah Fultz and husband, Tracy of Wise, Va.; two sons, Michael Powers of Nickelsville, Va. and John Lee Powers and wife, Joyce of Nickelsville, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Rebecca Powers of Nickelsville, Va.; nine grandchildren, Vanessa Long, Jason Long, Andrea Edwards and husband, Wesley, John Joseph Powers, Megan Sanders, Kara Sanders, Joshua Powers, Kimberly Fultz and Victoria Fultz; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Smith and Madelyn "Maddy" Edwards; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank the nurses, staff, residents, and their families at the Brian Center, Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center nurses and staff and Dr. Gregory Demotts.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Alvin Meade and Brother Wesley Edwards officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Tower of Prayer Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va.

Special music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Pallbearers will be Jason Long, Joshua Powers, John Joseph Powers, Terry Sanders, Det Evans, Tracy Fultz and Wesley Edwards.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Royce Wayne Powers

KINGSPORT - Royce Wayne Powers, 60, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (March 31, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Pound, Va., and had been a resident of the Kingsport area most of his life. Royce was a charter member of Taylor Baptist Church and retired from the AY division of Eastman Chemical Co. with over 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beecher Nathan and Lucille McClellan Powers; three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include his daughter, Tracie Powers Maness and husband Tim of Kingsport; two grandsons, Timothy Ethan and Tyler Elijah Maness; one granddaughter, Madison Elexis Maness; one sister, Patricia Horton and husband Jack of Hickory, N.C.; three brothers, Bill Powers and wife Colleen of Hiltons, Va., B.C. (Carlyle) Powers and wife Norberta of Greeneville, Shannon Powers and wife Judy of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Taylor Baptist Church, 385 Bancroft Chapel Road, or anytime at his residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the church with Pastor Shannon Powers officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from East Lawn Memorial Park with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3/Gate City Post No. 265.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Taylor Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 843, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662-0843.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Powers family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Lee Prather

David Lee Prather, age 59, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend passed away Tuesday night, March 22, 2011, at Mercy West Hospital . A '69' graduate of Maryville High School, and 30 year employee of Bell South-AT&T in Atlanta, David was enjoying retirement in Louisville, TN. He served 6 years in the Air National Guard. A gifted communicator, he passionately served as an officer for the CWA for 12 years. During his term as a CWA officer, he served on the Georgia Labor Council and was actively involved in legislative and community services. He coordinated and rode a bike from Atlanta to Boston to raise money for the City of Hope Cancer Research Institute. In retirement, he continued to teach and train for call centers in Utah , Florida and Kansas .

David worked hard, played hard and shared his big heart with everyone he met. His big laugh and smile was a joy for his friends and family. He impacted many lives working to improve the lot of his fellow man because it was the right thing to do. Always a plant lover, he enjoyed being outside in his garden and assisting others with their gardens. An avid reader, David loved planning trips, most recently researching family genealogy and planning a trip to Ireland with his family. David will be profoundly missed by all those who knew him.

David is preceded in death by his father, Charles Prather, grandparents, Velverada Prather Tatum and Harley Tatum, and J. Kyle and Lona McClellan.

He is survived by his parents, Lon and Marjorie Fugate of Maryville ; brothers, Steve E. Prather of Austin , TX and Clint (Amy) Fugate; sister, Jennie (AJ) Ottinger; special nieces and nephew, Sarah and Rachel Ottinger and Henly Fugate. In addition, he is survived by his much loved Uncle J.K. and Aunt Bobbie and special friends.

The family will receive friends at St. Mark's United Methodist Church , Louisville , Saturday, March 26, from 2-3:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with burial following at Middlesettlements Cemetery .  Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home through Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church , 3359 Louisville Rd. , Louisville , TN 37777 .

(Scott family ancestors include McClellan, Hilton, Hammonds, Quillen, Addington, Jennings, Lane, Gillenwater, Broadwater)

(McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Obituaries, Maryville, TN at mccammonammonsclick.com)

Submitted by Don Lane

Lois Jean (McDavid) Prater

KINGSPORT - Lois M. Prater, 70, of Kingsport, passed away at 9 a.m. Saturday ( Oct. 15, 2005 ) at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was a member of Holy Mountain Baptist Church . Mrs. Prater was an avid golfer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lubert and Iva McDavid; sister, Peggy Richmond; brother, Lynn McDavid.

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, Paul Prater, Kingsport; two daughters, Pam Schmutzler, Fall Branch, and Penny Humphreys and husband John, Spotsylvania, Va.; four grandchildren, Gregory Kitzmiller, Shawn Kitzmiller, Amy Waldron, and Johnny Humphreys; one great-granddaughter, Dakota Kitzmiller; two brothers, Troy McDavid and wife Pauline, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Jack McDavid and wife Dawn, Gray; special friend, Phyllis Fitzgerald, Gray; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 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 Jerry Musick officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Gregory Kitzmiller, Dylan Waldron, Shawn Kitzmiller, Jim Snyder, John Humphreys, and Jerry Lynn McDavid.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Beverly June (Williams) Pratt

OPELIKA, Ala. - Beverly June Williams Pratt , 49, died Thursday ( Jan. 14, 1999 ) at her residence after a brief illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , Dec. 24, 1949 , she was a daughter of the late Calvin Williams and Annie Austin Williams. Mrs. Pratt worked 23 years for the Auburn University Police Department and had served two years in the United States Army, stationed at Ft. Rucker, Ala.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are her husband, John Pratt , Opelika, Ala.; her stepmother, Kathy Williams, Clinchport, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Vilas and Gary Bowen, Gate City, Va.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete and Betty Austin, Kingsport, Wendell and Ella Williams, Pikeville, Ky., Jerry and Alfredia Williams, and Billy Ray and Debbie Williams, Gate City, Va.; and two nephews, Matt Williams and Wendell Williams Jr.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Marble Point Church , c/o Vilas Bowen, Rt. 1, Box 336 , Gate City , VA 24251 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Juanita Irene (Quillen) Haynes Pratt

KINGSPORT - Juanita Quillen Pratt, 86, died Wednesday ( March 1, 2000 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center . Mrs. Pratt was a graduate of Baileyton High School and attended East Tennessee State University formerly known as East Tennessee Teachers College . She was employed a number of years at Tennessee Eastman Company and was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church .

Mrs. Pratt was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry H. Haynes and William T. Pratt; parents, Milligan Wood Quillen and Sally Tate Quillen; and sisters, Vesta Quillen Easterly and Grace Mildred Quillen.

Surviving are three brothers, B. Tate Quillen, Abingdon , Va. , Carter L. Quillen, Lexington , Ky. and Dale M. Quillen, Nashville , Tenn. ; four nieces and four nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

William T. “Bill” Pratt

Bill Pratt, 80, 4044 South Wilcox Drive , Kingsport , died at 10:05 p.m. Friday ( Oct. 28, 1988 ) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Greene County , he had lived in Sullivan Gardens most of his life and was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church .

He was a veteran of World War II and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Co. for 39 years, retiring as a foreman in the C.E. Division in 1973.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Pratt, Sullivan Gardens ; one sister, Mrs Moley Adams, Kingsport ; four nephews and one niece.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home (downtown).

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jessee Wooten, the Rev. Clyde Simms and the Rev. Truman Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, October 30, 1988)

 (Same person as William T. Pratt, who was 2nd husband of Juanita Ilene Quillen.)

(W. T. Pratt, 2 Jun 1908 - 28 Oct 1988, of SSDI for Kingsport, Sullivan Co, TN)

(Edith J. Pratt, 1911 - 1970, is alongside William T. Pratt, 1908 - 1988, at Oak Hill Cem.)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Betty Bush Prescott

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

DUNGANNON, Va. - Betty Bush Prescott, 60, entered into rest Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2004) at her residence.

She was born in Scott County, Va., on July 19, 1944 to the late Orbin Henry Bush and Gertrude Lucas Bush.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lessle Wayne Compton; sister, Maxine Blair, and one half sister; brothers, George A. Bush, Grover Bush, John "Tobin" Bush, and two half brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Osborne, Frenchburg, Ky.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Kevin and Carol Compton, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Billy Wayne Compton and Betty Farmer, Dungannon; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Lamar Colley, Haysi, Va., Iona and Willie Robinette, Nickelsville, Va., Alma Dean, Church Hill; one half sister, Marie Simpson, Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Wilma Bush, Clinchport, Va.; grandchildren, Amanda Jean Compton, Virginia "Ginny" Osborne, Merry Beth Osborne and Jordan Osborne; stepgrandchildren, Natasha Gibson, Roger Gibson Jr., Joseph Gibson and Joshua Gibson; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Danny Darnell.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Hicks and Ricky Mann.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lucas Cemetery, Dungannon, Va. The family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Louvena (Head) Presley

KINGSPORT - Dorothy Louvena Head Presley , 59, of Virgil Street, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Dec. 19, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness. Dorothy was born December 8, 1940 in Hancock County, Tenn., where she grew up.

She was the daughter of the late Ballard and Marsha Winegar Head. She married Nicklous (Nay) Presley , August 8, 1959, they have resided in Kingsport for the past 40 years. She was employed by Tennessee Eastman, in food service and light trucking for 22 years. Until her death she was a member, Clerk and Treasurer and served faithfully of Shelby Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ballard and Marsha Winegar Head; brothers, R.L. Head and Ray Head.

Surviving are husband, Nicklous (Nay) Presley , Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Mark and Lisa Presley , Kingsport; grandson, Ethan Mark Presley ; sister, Mrs. Don (Thelma) Tate, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Shirley Head, Bob and Maudella Head, Elder Eckle and Brenda Head, all of Kingsport, Elder Harold and Judy Head, Surgoinsville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Brenda Chess, Claude Rogers, Lucian Presley , Judy Head; several other caring and faithful friends.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home or anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Allen Hensley, Elder Allen Hensley, Elder Oscar Irvin, Elder Eckle Head, and Elder Harold Head officiating.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Horne, H.C. Johnson, Wayne Winegar, E.D. Presley , James Presley , Junior Fuller, Ken Gilreath and Stacy Head. Honorary pallbearers will be Brenda Chess, Sherry Head Maultbay, Tammy Tate Fannon, Tracy Head, Ralph Lewis, Echol Fansler, Luchian Presley and Claude Rogers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Florence Allie (Dingus) Presley

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. – Mrs. Florence A. Presley, 79, Rt. 1, Ft Blackmore, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 7:15 a.m. Thursday [8/2/1973] after a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Midway Free Will Baptist Church of Clinchport.

She is survived by her husband, John W. Presley, of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Buren (Gladys) Peters, Clinchport, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Quillen, Church Hill, Mrs. Wilson (Lakie) Ross, Dungannon, Va., Mrs. Emerson (Margie) Gillenwater, Gate City, Va., Mrs. Kenneth (Myrtle) Defreece, Ft. Blackmore, Mrs. Joe (Jo Ann) Begley, Ft. Blackmore; one son, Clyde Presley, Gate City; one brother, Rod Dingus, Ft. Blackmore; 34 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Burial in the Dingus [Richmond] Cemetery.)

Kingsport Times, Friday, Aug. 3, 1973

Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Marie Presley

GATE CITY, Va. - Myrtle Marie Presley, 77, entered into rest Wednesday ( Nov. 7, 2001 ) at the Wexford House after a period of declining health.

Ms. Presley was born in Scott County, Va., on June 24, 1924 to the late John Worley and Florence Dingus Presley.

Myrtle was born and spent her entire life in Scott County , Va. She was a member of Starnes Bend Freewill Baptist Church and also attended Pendleton's Freewill Baptist Church .

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Peters, Ruth Quillen and Margie Gillenwater; and one brother, Clyde Presley.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and George Rollins, Clinchport, Va., Carol and Danny Pierson and Peggy and Henry (Bud) Darnell, Jr., all of Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Lakie Ross, Dungannon, Va., and Joann Begley, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Pierson and the Rev. Paul Presley officiating.

Music will be provided by Pendleton's Singers and Jeff Watson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Presley-Dingus Cemetery , Pendleton's community, Ft. Blackmore , Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

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

A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Pendleton's Freewill Baptist Church fellowship hall following the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pendleton's Freewill Baptist Church , c/o Bobbie Sanders, Rt. 1, Box 2180 , Ft. Blackmore , Va. 24250 or Starnes Bend Freewill Baptist Church , Rt. 1, Box 1925 , Ft. Blackmore , Va. 24250 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle (Quillen) Presley

Bristol -- Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Myrtle Quillen Presley, 55, who died at 4 a.m. Thursday [12/17/1942] at her home here.  She was the widow of N. D. Presley.

Dr. J. E. Hicks officiated at the services, which were conducted at the family residence.  Interment followed in Shelby Hills cemetery.

A daughter of the Rev. James M. Quillin and Virginia Frazier Quillin of Scott County, Mrs. Presley is survived by a son, N. D. Presley, Jr., and two daughters, Helen and Peggy Presley, all of Bristol; by three brothers, Oferall Quillin of Kingsport, E. J. Quillin of Johnson City, and O. L. Quillin of New York City; and by six sisters, Mrs. C. F. Blair of Gate City, Mrs. C. N. Davidson of Abingdon, Mrs. Elnora Boatright of Fort Blackmore, Mrs. Ransom Payne of Roanoke, Mrs. Chester Stableton of Dante, and Miss Alpha Quillin of Abingdon.

Kingsport News, Saturday, December 19, 1942

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Pearl (Bradley) Egan Presley

KINGSPORT - Pearl Bradley Egan Presley, 85, of 636 Lovedale Drive, passed away Friday ( May 11, 2007 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a spirited fight with a lingering illness.

Mrs. Presley was a native of Rogersville and had lived several years in Church Hill before moving to Kingsport . She was a member of MaFair United Methodist Church . She was employed by Borden Mills and Eastman Chemical as a young woman. She retired from work outside the home many years ago and was a homemaker and caretaker for family and friends. She was a loving and caring person all of her life to her family and all who knew her. The role she enjoyed most in life was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon "Pete" Egan; her parents, W.R. and Nola Richards Bradley; sisters, Maxie Presley and Roxie Bradley; brothers, M.E. Bradley, Howard Bradley and Hicks Bradley.

She is survived by her loving husband, Kyle L. Presley, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry L. and Denise Egan, Michael K. and Ginger Presley, all of Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn E. and Oscar Lindsey, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Lynn Egan and wife, Kellie, and Monica Lindsey; seven great-grandchildren; three half sisters, Pheobe Stidham, Mary Bernard and Odell Anderson; two half brothers, Russell Bradley and R.O. Bradley; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Melvin (Jo) Egan and Mrs. James H. (Ina Egan) Parr; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Kidd and the Rev. Crystal Smith officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Presley/Egan family.

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Claude William Price

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Claude William Price, 86, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Oct. 3, 2002) at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., a son of the late Milburn and Elizabeth Dean Price. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. He attended Sabra Chapel Church.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Stella (Star) Dingus Price; one daughter, Sharon Vicars and husband, Douglas, Nickelsville, Va.; one granddaughter, Kimberly Lawson and husband, Toby, Nickelsville, Va.; one grandson, William Sherman "Billy" Vicars, Nickelsville, Va.; two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Autumn Lawson, Nickelsville, Va.; one brother, H.C. Price and wife, Irene, Gate City, Va.; special nieces and nephews, Brenda and David Gilliam and Roger and Peggy Price; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Arville Dingus and the Rev. Steve Dingus officiating.

Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. The funeral procession will leave for the cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Toby Lawson, Billy Vicars, Roger Price, David Gilliam, Jason Howell and Bob Quillen.

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Darwin D. "Shon" Price

Darwin "Shon'' Price , 57, 325 Wahoo Drive, Kingsport, died Monday (June 22, 1998) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Scott County (Gate City), Va., he had lived in the Kingsport area for several years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Eastman after more than 33 years of service in the Organic Chemical Department. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, Marnie Jane Price and Alex Martin Price ; and his parents, John A. Price Jr. and Mary Booher Price .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty (Vineyard) Price , of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Corey (Lori) Price Burgdorf, Kingsport; two sons, Martin Shon Price and Jason Dwight Price , both of Kingsport; his stepmother, Mrs. Ruth Price , Gate City, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Chris) Wilson, Jonesborough, and Ms. Norma Price , Gate City, Va.; a brother, Denny Price , Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Al South and the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vineyard Family Cemetery with military graveside rites by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be Ray King, Paul Herron, Jack Davis, Harvey Conkin, John Crawford and Tim Gammon. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted King, Lloyd Booher and Don Bright.

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Delphia Faye (Flanary) Price

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Delphia Faye Price, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, age 80, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Thursday (Dec. 4, 2008).

She retired from Monsanto after 30 years of service. Delphia loved and enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially while on the beach. She had a "green thumb" and enjoyed gardening and square dancing with her husband.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Vernon C. Price; a son, Vincent Price; sisters, Zeable Harr and Inis Sage; and brothers, Cosel Flanery and Hagy Flanery.

Survivors include her daughter, Verna Price; five grandchildren, Doug Price, Kristi Smith (Johnell), Deisha Carsner (James), Shawna Kendrick (Adam), and Lauren Lintz; eight great-grandchildren, Brittany Price, Dylan Shipman, Hunter Kinnard, James Carsner, Josef Carsner, Elizabeth Carsner, Dakota Smith, and Hailey Price; and a very special and dear friend, Richard Santos.

Calling hours are 12 to 1 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

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

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Delphia Price.

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Eileen Gladys (Harris) Price

KINGSPORT — Eileen Harris Price, 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Dec. 19, 2008) at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.

Mrs. Price was born in Nickelsville, Va., on Feb. 8, 1926, to the late Carles Harris and the late Naomi Addington Harris. She moved to Kingsport in 1945. Mrs. Price was a volunteer at Holston Valley Community Hospital until the hospital hired her to work as a receptionist. She was a dedicated member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Robert Price.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley and husband, Don Walters of Kingsport, Shelia and husband, Tim Smith of Kingsport; two sons, Robert Lynn and wife, Teresa Price of Rolesville, N.C., and Keith and wife, Debbie Price of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Tricia Price, Adam Price, Daniel Price, Jordan Smith and Taylor Smith; one great-grandchild, Anna Price; two sisters, Jessie McConnell of Kingsport and Helen Blevins of Nickelsville; and several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, John Pridemore.

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

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Joe Byrd, officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Garden of Resurrection at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Friends and family should plan on arriving at the graveside by 10:45 a.m. An attendant of Oak Hill Funeral Home will be at the main gate to direct you to the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomingdale Baptist Church at 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Eileen Harris Price.

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Emily Ruth (Day) Price

GATE CITY, Va. - Emily Ruth Day Price, 82, went to be with her Heavenly Father when her guardian angel came after her on Thursday morning (June 3, 2004).

Born in Wise County, Va., she had lived in Scott County, Va., most of her life. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Gate City and also King's Highway Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Price Jr.; stepson, Darwin "Shawn'' Price; her parents, Isaac Burton Day and Alice Mae Cantrell Day; three sisters, Oma Adkins, Mary Lengrand and Irene Brady; three brothers, Ernest Day, Adrain Day and David W. Day.

Surviving are two daughters, Chris Wilson and husband Ray, Jonesborough, and Norma Ruth Sampson and husband Gary, Kingsport; one son, Dennis Price and wife Charlotte, Gate City, Va.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Vonda E. Cox, Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, Alfred Day, Freemont, Calif., Carson S. Day, Patterson, Calif., and Garney J. Day, Boonesville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard K. Dice and the Rev. Garney J. Day officiating.

Burial will follow the service in Holston View Cemetery.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

A special thanks to Hospice and a special thank you to Terri Evans.

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

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Emma Jean (Barrett) Price

SURGOINSVILLE - Emma Jean Price, 53, Route 1, Surgoinsville, died Saturday (Nov. 26, 1988) at her home.

Born in Sullivan County, she had resided in Surgoinsville most of her life and was a member of Walkers Fork Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin T. and Martha Elizabeth Lane Barrett; one brother, Roy T. Barrett; and a nephew Danny Miner.

Surviving are her husband, Norris F. Price; three daughters, Melanie Price and Amy Price, both of Surgoinsville, Lisa Price Powell, Kingsport; two sons, Mike Price, Kingsport and Mark Price, Surgoinsville; one grandson; two sisters, Martha Melviline Miner and Yolanda Townsend, both of Kingsport; one brother, J.M. (Joe) Barrett, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dennis Price and the Rev. Orvile Dolen officiating.

Burial will be in Hawkins County Memory Gardens.

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Helen Marie (Hungerford) Price

KINGSPORT - Helen M. Price, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 5, 2005) at Brookhaven Manor following a brief illness.

Born in Rogersville, she had lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a Red Cross Volunteer with Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for over 25 years.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Walker Price; her parents, Tom Hungerford and Louise Wilson; and a granddaughter, Holli Marie Newland.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Price Shelton and husband Randy, Kingsport; son, Jim "Eddie" Price and wife Lillian, Kingsport; grandsons, Chris Price, Kingsport, and Jamie Price, Reno, Nev.; two sisters, Loette Head and Lois Helton, both of Rogersville; one brother, Jimmy L. Hungerford and wife Martha, Asheville, N.C.; also three nieces and two nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Pallbearers will be members of Temple Baptist Church.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Helen Price.

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James Bruce Price

KINGSPORT - James Bruce Price, 80, of Kingsport, went to be home in the arms of Jesus on Saturday ( July 9, 2005 ) at his residence.

He was born and raised in Speers Ferry, Va. , and had lived in Kingsport since 1960. He was retired, having worked as a supervisor at Bartlett Tree Experts. He attended the Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Clara Jenkins Price; his three sisters, Opal Bruner, Sybil Burke, and Eula Knight; a brother, Ray Price; and Mr. Price's first wife, Billy Jean Jenkins Price, the mother of his son Lanny.

Mr. Price is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Eula M. (Gilliam) Price of the home; his two daughters, Teresa Shaffer and husband Rick and Kim Lawson and husband Robert, both of Kingsport; his two sons, Lanny Bruce Price and wife Brenda of Gate City, Va., and Jame Mark Price and wife Krista of Mount Carmel; eight grandchildren, Matt Price, Heather Price, Tori Price, Nick Price, Leslie Shaffer, Alex Shaffer, Jonathan Lawson and Robby Lawson and his wife, Jodi; a great-granddaughter, Lily Lawson; two brothers, Denver Claude Price of Gate City and Houston Price and wife Stacy of Arab, Ala.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Adventa Hospice caregivers, especially Yvonne Dobbs.

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

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post #3 and Post #265 at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Funeral services will follow at the conclusion of that service with Pastor Robert "Buddy" Legg officiating.

Music by the Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church Quartet.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church , 1100 Nelms Lane , Kingsport , 37665

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

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John Stanley Price

KINGSPORT - John Stanley Price, 81, went to be with the Lord Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) after a brief illness.

Mr. Price was born in Kingsport and was a lifelong resident. He was a long-standing member of Vermont United Methodist Church, and had served as a Sunday School teacher and lay leader.

Mr. Price retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company in 1982 following 43 years of service in the Polymer Division.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater with the Sixth Marine Division. Mr. Price was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Offie Mae Light Price and Joseph Solomon Price; two brothers, Shields and Sam Price; two sisters, Bonnie Harless and Edith Cox.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Pearl Jennings Price; two sons and their wives, Philip and Minola Price, Kingsport, and Michael and Loretta Price, Blaine, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Sammie and Sam Chesser, Kodak, Tenn.; six grandchildren, two stepgrandsons, and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Stanifer, of Georgia.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown, and anytime at the home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Vermont United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Hensley, Pastor Joe W. Byrd and the Rev. Steve Burkhart officiating.

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

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Gary, Larry, Mitchum, John and Andy Price, and nephew, Gary Harrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends, Ed Lane, Wayne Almany, Jim Hammonds, Denver King, Paul Calton, and all remaining nephews.

Memorials may be made to Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Lori Ann (Akers) Price

CHURCH HILL — Lori Ann Price, 46, of Church Hill, passed away Thursday (May 7, 2009) at her residence following a long courageous battle with cancer.

She was a loving mother and wife. She was an avid lover of animals and gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Donnie Price and son, Joshua Price, both of the home; two brothers, Eddie Akers, of Fairfax, Va. and Hal Akers, of Kingsport; two sisters, Sharon Akers and Judy, both of Kingsport.

Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Mitchell Cemetery with Rev. Steve Campbell officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tim Wagers, Jeff Wagers, Justin Mulkey, Daryll Fletcher, Michael Smith.

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

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Lula (Salyer) Price

BLOUNTVILLE - Lula Salyer Price, 90, 216 Harrtown Road , died Sunday (May 17, 1992) in the Holston Valley Hospital and Medi­cal Center following a brief ill­ness.

She was born in Scott County, Va. and had resided in Sullivan County most of her life.

She attended Sunnyside Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shields Price in 1978; two sisters and three broth­ers.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Laura Mae Stevens, Blount­ville; two sons, S. Earl Price, Blountville, and Vernon Price, Gulf Breeze, Fla. ; seven grand­children and 12 great-grandchil­dren.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett· Dobson Funeral Home, down­town.

Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fune­ral home chapel with Dr. Jack C. Parrott officiating.

Graveside services will be con­ducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Cemetery .

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Nanna Mae (Baxter) Price

Nanna Mae Baxter Price, 59, 1613 Charles St. , Kingsport , died Saturday morning ( Jan. 2, 1988 ) at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center .

Born in Greene County , she had lived in Fenton , Mich. , for a number of years before returning to Kingsport 17 years ago.  She attended Westview Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Price, on Dec. 6, 1965 ; and father, Ott Baxter.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dan (Rita) Polidan, Fenton , Mich. ; one son, Tim Price, Kingsport ; her mother, Mrs. Hannah Lane Baxter, Kingsport ; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Baxter Webb, Mt. Carmel

Private services will be conducted Tuesday in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hagan Webb officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery .

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, January 3, 1988)

(Both the obituary & Burow's listing of Sullivan Co cemeteries have name as Nanna)

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Otis Price

Otis Price, 38, of 750 Elmwood Ave. , Fenton , Mich. , died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. Monday [ 12/6/1965 ] at the McClaron General Hospital in Flint , Mich.    Mr. Price was stricken with a stroke upon returning home from work Saturday night.  He was employed by General Motors and had been a resident of Michigan for the past 11 years.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He attended the Baptist Church .

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Mae Baxter Price, and one daughter, Miss Rita Price, both of Fenton; his mother, Mrs. Mabel Price; two sisters, Mrs. Donald Conner and Mrs Charlie Dockery, all of Kingsport;

grandfather, S. F. Murrell, of Kingsport ; several aunts and uncles.

The body will be returned Friday to Carter's Chapel where arrangements will be announced later.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1965)

(Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport , TN )

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Pearl Belle (Jennings) Price

Pearl Jennings Price, 91, of the Bloomingdale Community, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning (October 25, 2009).

She was born in Ft. Blackmore, VA and had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Pearl was a graduate from Sullivan High School. She was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years and was a member of the UMW. She loved flowers and visiting with her friends and family. Pearl was active in the schools thru PTA. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Preceded in death by her husband, John Stanley Price; parents, Robert Walker and Nevada McClellan Jennings; and brother, Hanzel Jennings.

She is survived by her daughter, Sammie Chesser and husband Sam, Kodak, TN; two sons, Philip Price and wife Minola, of Kingsport and Michael Price and wife Loretta, of Blaine, TN; four sisters, Odell Bledsoe, of Gate City, VA, Della Harrell, of Kingsport, Emogene Linkous, of Kingsport, and Barbara Quillen and husband Glenn, of Kingsport; two brothers, Claude Jennings and wife Rosie, of Ohio, and Pat Jennings and wife Mary, of Ohio; six grandchildren, Gary Price and wife Kathy, Larry Price and wife Lisa, Mitchum Price and wife Tracie, John Price and wife Julia, Andy Price and wife Leslie, Erin Evans and husband Mark; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob Price, Dusty Price and wife Anya, Amiee Price, Dylan Price, Derek Price, Dalton Price, Chloe Price, Madelyn Price, and Samantha Evans; two step-grandchildren, Chris Chesser and Scott Chesser and wife Tracy; four step-great-grandchildren, Isabella, Lori, Clay, and Alex Chesser; special friends Madge and Kathy Hudson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Vermont United Methodist Church also anytime at the home of the son, Philip Price. Services will be at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Danny Hensley, Rev. Homer Roller, and Rev. Dr. Steve Galyon officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be given to Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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Sarah Gladola "Lola" (Williams) Price

WEBER CITY, Va. - Sarah G. (Lola) Williams Price, 80, passed away Friday (March 14, 2003).

She was born in Wise County, Va. on April 25, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Lilburn Williams and Louemma Baldwin Williams Thacker. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Price was a member of Salleys Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leonard L. Price; sister, Margie Thacker Spears; three brothers, Henry, Dundy and Buddy Williams.

Surviving are daughters, Brenda Laws and husband Eugene, Johnson City, Va., Frankie Collins and husband Mike, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Thomas and Laura Click, Neal Click, Brandy and Tim Munsey, Brittney Collins and Sabrina Collins; great-grandchildren, Catherine Click, Owen Click, Eli Click, Alexandra Click, Timmy Munsey and Jon-Jon Munsey.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the daughter, Frankie Collins, 118 Una St., Gate City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Barber and Pastor Patrick Johnson officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Mike Collins, Eugene Laws, Thomas Click, Neal Click, Tim Munsey and Jason Cox.

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Stella Roosevelt (Dingus) Price

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Stella Price went to be with her Lord and Saviour Sept. 1, 2007 at 12:15 a.m.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her.

Stella was a member of Sabra Chapel Church where she taught Sunday School Bible Class for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Claude Price; her father and mother, Nathan and Nellie Dingus; four brothers, Ralph, Lansing, Paul and David Dingus; sister Vinnie S h o e m a k e r.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Vicars and husband, Douglas, of Nickelsville, Va.; grandson, William "Billy" Vicars and girlfriend, Amy Kinkead; granddaughter, Kimberly Lawson and husband, Toby, of Nickelsville, Va.; great-granddaughters, Ashley and Autumn Lawson; loving sister, Phyllis Street, of Honaker, Va.; sisters-in-law, Ruby Dingus and Faye Miles; a host of special nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly each having a special place in her heart; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; special great-great nieces, Gracin Herron, Rebecca Taylor and Amy Perry; Special thanks to Dr. Gregory Demotts and staff, for the loving care they gave to our mothe r.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Arville Dingus and Rev. Steve Dingus officiating.

Committal service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. The family will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sabra Chapel Church, c/o Lois Banner, P.O. Box 55, Castlewood, Va, 24224.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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 Vernon C. Price

GULF BREEZE, Fla. - Vernon C. Price, born May 19, 1925 in Kingsport, passed away Monday, (Jan. 20, 2003) at Gulf Breeze Hospital.

Mr. Price was a resident of Gulf Breeze for over 50 years and retired from Monsanto.

His parents and son, Vincent Price , preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Delphia Price ; a daughter and son-in-law, Verna and Stony Henry; five grandchildren, Doug Price , Kristi Kinnard and husband, Hercules, Deisha Carsner and husband, James, Shawna Price and husband, Josh, and Lauren Lintz; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Price , Dylan Shipman and Hunter Kinnard.

Funeral services were conducted at 12 noon Thursday (Jan. 23, 2003) at Faith Chapel Funeral Home in Pensacola, Florida.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. David Sims officiating.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is in charge of local arrangements.

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Gladys (Adams) Berry Pridemore

Gladys Berry Pridemore, 91, Duffield, VA passed away, Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Ridgecrest Manor.

Mrs. Pridemore was born in Scott County, VA on September 10, 1919, the daughter of the late Cornett and Giftie Tomlinson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Worley Berry, her second husband, Lee Pridemore; daughters, Eva Lee Smith and Thelma Hammonds; sons, Elwood Berry, Mack Berry, and Samuel Berry; a grandson, Adam Shane Calhoun; two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen Calhoun and husband, Leon, Duffield, VA, Agnes Berry, LA, Martha Janey Laney and husband, Bobby, Coeburn, VA, Etta Berry, Dryden, VA, and Jean Adams and husband, Jimmy, Duffield, VA; sons, Vernon Adams and wife, Phyllis, ID, Howard Berry and wife, Liz, Duffield, VA, Tom Berry, Bristol, VA; daughter-in-law, Alpha Berry , Stickleyville, VA; step-daughter, Betty Pridemore, Kingsport, TN; step-sons, Charles Pridemore and Wallace Pridemore, both of Kingsport, TN; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Ray Adams and wife, Lois Ann, Duffield, VA and Kenny Adams, Denney Adams, and Matthew Adams, all of Duffield, VA; sister, Lora Adams, Duffield, VA; a very special friend, Bill Brooks, Duffield, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Jimmy and Jean Adams. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Brother Charles Rhoton officiating. Way of the Cross will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Bobby Laney, Jimmy Adams, Greg Adams, Ricky Smith, Tom Berry, Jr., and Tom Berry will serve as 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.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Gladys Berry Pridemore.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at gatecityfunerals.com

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Charles Emory Prillhart

KINGSPORT — Charles Emory Prillhart, 75, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (May 7, 2008) at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

He was born in Weber City, Va. and lived in Kingsport all of his life. Emory served in the U. S. Army was retired from Cozart Warehouse of Weber City. He was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church of Gray.

Mr. Prillhart was preceded in death by his parents, George Marshall and Ida Haynes Prillhart; six brothers, Jim, Sam, Marshall, Joe, Ireland and Lee; three sisters, Virgie Hicks, Mary Prillhart, and Georgia Maples.

Emory is survived by his wife, Lola Stidham Prillhart, of the home; son, Mark Prillhart and wife, Kimberly, Kingsport; grandchildren, Alaina and Lauren Prillhart, Jordan Roark; sisters, Margaret Manley, Charlottesville, Va., and Verna Driggers, Mims, Fla.; brother, Earl "Jiggs" Prillhart, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be David Ellison, Mark Ferguson, Mike Hubbard, John Jarrett, Ira Luster and Hunter Widener.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Stidham, Toby Stidham, Phillip Luster, Greg Luster, Jordan Roark, Joe Wampler, Jimmy Don Green and Buford Whitman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Research Foundation, Inc., 420 Beach Road, P.O. Box 20256, Sarasota, Fla. 34276.

A special thanks to Dr. Daniel Carroll, Dr. Chris Pendola, Adventa Hospice and also Brookhaven Manor staff for their excellent care and support.

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

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Danny Ireland Prillhart

Kingsport - Danny Ireland Prillhart, 59, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 , at his residence following a long illness.

Danny was born in Kingsport on July 6, 1947 and had spent his entire life here. He attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church and Bible Way Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ireland D. Prillhart.

Surviving is his mother, Emma L. Prillhart of the home; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila Branton and husband Edward E. of Locust Grove, GA, Sally Wampler and husband Bill, Sr. of Blountville and Dana Newsome and husband Lane H., Sr. of Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Roger D. Prillhart and wife Donna of Stockbridge, GA along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 - 7 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roger D. Prillhart, officiating. Rev. Prillhart will also provide the music.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 14, 2006 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 am.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Smokey Mtn. Home Health and Hospice, Max Medical Specialities, Inc., Dr. Dale Solomon, MD, Dr. Robert Rossert. MD, Dr. Mike Lamb, DDS and their staff's. Also, special thanks go to Ken Hill, Matthew Hill and Timothy Hill of WHCB Radio for their ministering to Danny through music, worship and bible buddies.

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

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Submitted by Don Lane

Ernest Lee Prillhart

KINGSPORT - Ernest Lee Prillhart , 76, 3539 Netherland Inn Road, died Sunday (Feb. 14, 1999) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Washington County, Tenn. (Johnson City), and moved to Kingsport in 1939.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382. He retired from Holston Defense with more than 25 years of service. He was a member the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 and a member of the Scottish Rite of Knoxville. He was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George M. and Ida Haynes Prillhart ; two sisters, Virgie Hicks and Georgia Maples; and three brothers, Jim Prillhart , Joe Prillhart and Marsh Prillhart.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Ella (Miller) Prillhart , of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy (Patty Prillhart ) Wheelock, Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Dena Wheelock Emery and husband Dave, Greensboro, N.C., and Ronnie C. Wheelock and wife Miranda, Burlington, N.C.; six great-grandchildren; goddaughter, Holly Childress; two sisters, Mrs. Dolan (Verna) Cantrell, Geneva, Fla., and Mrs. John (Margaret) Manley, Charlottesville, Va.; four brothers, Sam Prillhart , Ireland Prillhart , Emory Prillhart , all of Kingsport, and Earl ``Jiggs'' Prillhart , Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 3539 Netherland Inn Road.

Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Danny Hensley and the Rev. Homer Roller officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jane Harris, pianist and Wade Childress, soloist.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont United Methodist Church (building fund), 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Pallbearers will be John Galloway, Harrison Ketron, Carl Bacon, Carroll Marshall, Darvis Reed and Frank Roller.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class at the Morning Bible Study Class of Vermont United Methodist Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Homer Ray Prillhart

KINGSPORT — Homer Ray Prillhart, 70, departed this life for Heaven on Wednesday (Dec. 17, 2008) at his home after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Prillhart was born Dec. 28, 1937, a son of the late, James D. and Rose Marie (McCann) Prillhart.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport, and served his country with the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He retired from Mead Paper Corp. in 1990 after 17 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Darlene Prillhart; half sister, Marie Adkins; three brothers, Randall Prillhart, Freddie Prillhart, Jay Norman Prillhart; infant daughter, Vickie Lee Prillhart.

Survivors are his loving wife of 49 years, Rosa Lee (Slagle) Prillhart; a son, Alan Ray Prillhart and wife Karen, of Kingsport; a daughter, Amy Michelle Hawkins and husband Richard, of Lake City, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Alexis Rae Prillhart and Cameron "James" Prillhart, of Kingsport, Victoria "Elise" Black and Charles "Matthew" Hawkins, of Lake City, Tenn., and Bobby Black, of Kingsport, father of Elise Black; survivors also include, three sisters, Betty Moore and husband Verl, of Kingsport, Anna Lee Lemonds, of Columbiana, Ohio, Brenda Bell and husband John, of Greensboro, N.C.; half-sister, Helen Wampler, of Texas, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will follow with Pastor Don McCann officiating and special music being performed by Roger and Donna Prillhart.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in East Lawn Memorial Park, family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your Dignity Memorial provider, is serving the Prillhart family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ireland Danny Prillhart

KINGSPORT - Ireland Danny Prillhart, 80, Springwood Lane, went to be with his Lord Saturday afternoon (June 24, 2000) at his residence after a brief illness.

Born in Greeneville, Tenn., he came to Kingsport in 1936. He was a retired from Holston Army Ammunitions Plant after over 28 years of service.

He was a former member of Kingsport Baptist Temple, where he had served as chairman of the deacons for several years. He attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Marshall Prillhart and Ida Haynes Prillhart; three sisters, Virgie Hicks, Mary Ethel Prillhart and Georgia Maples; four brothers, Marshall Prillhart, Joe Prillhart, Jim Prillhart and Lee Prillhart.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Lou Mullins Prillhart, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Edward E. (Sheila) Branton, Stockbridge, Ga., Mrs. Bill (Sally) Wampler Sr., Blountville and Mrs. Lane H. (Dana) Newsome Sr., Kingsport; two sons, Roger D. Prillhart, Haines City, Fla., and Danny I. Prillhart, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Manley, Charlottesville, Va., and Mrs. Verna Cantrell, Titusville, Fla.; three brothers, Sam Prillhart, Kingsport, Earl ‘‘Jiggs‘‘ Prillhart, Johnson City and Emory Prillhart, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the residence, 3336 Springwood Lane (Bloomingdale).

A praise service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel led by his son, Roger Prillhart, assisted by the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Norman Pratt officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, c/o Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lois (Stevens) Miller Prillhart

KINGSPORT - Lois Miller Prillhart , 90, Kiwanis Towers, died Thursday night (April 15, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Scott County, Va. (Fort Blackmore), she moved to Kingsport in 1917. She was a homemaker. She attended Pleasant View Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Dora Carter Stevens; one stepson, Douglas Ray Prillhart ; three brothers, Kenner Baldwin, Hagan Stevens and Doyle Stevens; and one son-in-law, Lee Prillhart . 

Surviving are her loving husband of almost 50 years, Sam A. Prillhart , of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Lee (Rose Ella) Prillhart , Kingsport; one son, Edward T. Miller and wife Joyce, Kingsport; three stepdaughters, Ms. Wanda Speier, Tucson, Ari., Ms. Lynda Joyce Willey, Seaford, Del., Ms. Wilma Jean Fleck, Tuscon, Ari.; one stepson, Bobby Allen Prillhart and wife Leona, Seaford, Del.; three granddaughters, Patty Wheelock and husband Jim, Libbie Jester and husband Charlie and Lisa Chase and husband Dan; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; one brother, W.C. Stevens, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

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

 Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Baker and the Rev. Danny Hensley officiating. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664. 

Pallbearers will be Emory Prillhart , Earl (Jiggs) Prillhart , Larry Prillhart , Charlie Jester, Dan Chase and John King.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rosa Marie (McCann) Prillhart

KINGSPORT - Rosa. M. Prillhart, 88, went to be with the Lord late Monday afternoon (Jan. 5, 2003) at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 23, 1915 in Jasper, Va. (Lee County) to James and Sarah Roberts McCann.

She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Prillhart; sons, Randall, Jay Norman and Freddie; daughter, Darlene; her brothers, Rev. Henry McCann, Rev. Frank McCann and James McCann Jr.; sisters, Della McGaha, Mabel Robinson and Elizabeth Allen.

Surviving are her son, Homer Prillhart and wife Rosa Lee; daughters, Betty Moore and husband Verl, Anna Lee Lemonds and Brenda Bell and husband John; daughter-in-law, Sherry Prillhart, wife of Randall (deceased); sisters, Helen Ball and Willie Ball; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Brookhaven Manor and Dr. Kenneth Scott for his excellent care and compassionate support.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vermont United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Sam Albert Prillhart

KINGSPORT - Sam Albert Prillhart , of Kiwanis Towers, died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday (May 11, 2002) at Hillside Manor Health Care.

Born in Washington County (Johnson City), he moved to Kingsport in 1931. He was employed at Tennessee Eastman Co. and retired from Kingsport Press as a security guard after years of service.

He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Stevens Prillhart ; son, Douglas Ray Prillhart ; parents; three sisters, Virgie Hicks, May Prillhart and Georgia Maples; five brothers, Marshall, Joe, James, Ireland and Lee Prillhart .

Surviving are three daughters, Ms. Wanda Speier, Tucson, Ariz., Ms. Lynda Joyce Willey, Seaford, Del., and Ms. Wilma Jean Fleck, Tucson, Ariz.; one son, Bobby Allen Prillhart , Seaford, Del.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Manley, Charlottesville, Va., and Mrs. Dolan (Verna) Cantrell, Titusville, Fla.; two brothers, Earl "Jiggs" Prillhart and wife Elizabeth, Johnson City, and Emory Prillhart and wife Lola, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker and the Rev. Roger Prillhart officiating.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Lee Partin, Ken Bowyer, John King, Jim Andrews, Blain Gilliam and Harry Parrish.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Mabel (Reed) Pruitt

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mabel Reed Pruitt, 88, entered into rest Friday (May 28, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 5, 1915 in Scott County, Va., to the late Rufus and Polly Williams Reed.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle J. Pruitt, 1994; sister, Hazel Reed McConnell; brothers, Edgar and Rayford Reed.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen P. Thomas, Ponte Vedra, Fla., and Patsy P. Dash, New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Glen Thomas, Beth Thomas, Raymond Dash Jr. and Sean Dash; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today conducted by the family at McKinney Carter Cemetery, Pattonsville, Va.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for graveside services.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

David Lee Puckett

KINGSPORT — David Lee Puckett, 52, of Kingsport passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, (Feb. 10, 2008) following a brief illness at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

He attended Higher Ground Baptist Church and was a member of Oak Drive Independent Church. David enjoyed the outdoors spending time hunting and fishing. He worked for the Wellmont Health System in the Information Services Department for 33 years. David was a great father, son, brother and uncle. He was a friend to all. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Fortner Puckett, December 2005; and his father, Leroy Puckett, April 2002.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Puckett; his mother, Doris Puckett; his fiancé, Ronda Slemons; three sisters, Pam Williams and husband, Sammy, Peggy Taylor and husband, Bobby and Connie Winstead and husband, David; one brother, Jeff Puckett; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held in the chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Services will follow with Rev. Eddie Whitley officiating.

Burial will immediately follow.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Taylor, David Winstead, Sammy Williams, Ronald Puckett, Wayne Puckett and Henry Brooks.

Honorary pallbearers are Josh Puckett, Zachary Winstead, Shayden Crawford, Andrew Perry, David Slemons and Seth Qualls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 240, Knoxville, Tenn. 37915, or to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Aubrey McElroy, all the doctors with Pulmonary Associates and to nurses and staff at Holston Valley CICU and ICU.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of David Lee Puckett.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Joyce Ann (Fortner) Puckett

KINGSPORT - Joyce Ann Puckett, 51, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2005). She fought a long and courageous battle with diabetes and its complications and never complained.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She was born and resided in Sullivan County her entire life.

She was a member of Oak Drive Independent Church where she took great pleasure tending the children in the nursery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Lee and Marie Fortner; father-in-law, Leroy Puckett ; and several aunts and uncles.

Puckett

She is survived by her loving family, husband, David; daughter, Heather; her special pets, Abigail and Abishai; one brother, James William Fortner and sister, Judy and husband, J.C., all of Kingsport; her mother-in-law, Doris Puckett , Kingsport; several other family members and very special nieces and nephews; her church family that she loved dearly; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eddie Whitley officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Josh Puckett , Jeff Puckett , David Winstead, Bobby Taylor, Sammy Williams, and Andrew Perry.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Joyce Ann Puckett .

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William Leroy Puckett

KINGSPORT - William Leroy Puckett, 72, went to be with the Lord Thursday (April 18, 2002).

He was born Jan. 10, 1930 in St. Paul, Va. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was an employee of Flavor-Rich Dairy for many years. He was a member and deacon of Oak Drive Independent Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Reathie Puckett; father, G.W. Puckett; brothers, Lester Puckett and Carter Meade.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Doris (Hobbs) Puckett; five children, David Puckett and wife Joyce, Pam Williams and husband Sammy, Peggy Taylor and husband Bobby, Connie Winstead and husband David and Jeff Puckett and wife Misty; nine grandchildren, Heather Puckett, Chanda and husband Alan Winegar, Chayna Williams, Branten Williams, Melody Taylor, Robby Taylor, Zachary Winstead, Joshua Puckett and Hannah Puckett; one great-grandson, Shayden Rigsby; several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are brothers and sister, George Puckett, Huntsville, Texas, Eugene Puckett, Kountz, Texas and Lincoln Puckett, St. Paul, Va., Bob Puckett, Kingsport, Willard Puckett, Kingsport, Pauline Edmonds, Erwin.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be provided by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Memorial contributions for those who wish may be made to: Memory of Leroy Puckett, Oak Drive Independent Church, 1020 Oak Drive Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Pallbearers will be Josh Puckett, Wayne Puckett, Larry Puckett, Terry Puckett, Larry Bishop, Andrew Perry and Tim Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers include: Branten Williams, Robby Taylor, Zachary Winstead and deacons of Oak Drive Independent Church.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ruby Dockery Pugh

Ruby Dockery Pugh , Kingsport, died Sunday morning (March 22, 1998) at Johnson City Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport) and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Ray Pugh ; a daughter, Lisa Pugh ; and two brothers, Curtis Carrico and Bobby Carrico.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Junior (Diane) Thompson, Ms. Patricia McGuire and Ms. Joann (Little Sissy) Sexton, all of Kingsport; five grandchildren; her father and mother, James H. Carrico and Clalie Dockery Carrico, both of Kingsport; two sisters, Ms. Kathy Carrico and Ms. Mildred Steadman, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Bruce Carrico and Roy Carrico, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport and anytime at the residence of her mother, 140 Reedy Place.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry McAmis officiating.

Burial will be at Midway Cemetery, Midway, Va.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Kaywood, George Thompson Jr., Larry Collins, Junior Collins, Charlie Skeens, Chris Copas, Vic Collins and Larry Collins Sr.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Treva Eileen Pullon

BRISTOL, Va. — Treva Eileen Pullon, age 78, of Bristol, Va., passed away on Dec. 3, 2008 at Bristol Nursing Home.

She was born in Scott County, Va., a daughter to the late, Avery and Mima Lucille Smith Pullon. Eileen had made her home in Detroit, Mich., most of her life before returning to Bristol during her later years. She attended East End Christian Church.

Survivors include sister, Shirley Arnold; brother, Scott Pullon and wife Sarah; several nieces and nephews, Patty Arnold and husband Ron, Debbie Penix and husband Mike, Wayne Pullon, Joe Pullon and wife Kathy; several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Minister Kirby Lloyd officiating.

Pallbearers include, Jeff Carter, Harold Leonard, Dennis Franklin, Joshua Arnold, Caleb Arnold, Nathan Penix, Daniel Penix, and Paul Foran.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Flora Dell (Herron) Johnston Putnam

KINGSPORT - Flora Dell Johnston Putnam, 91, Oak Street, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 18, 2001) at Brookhaven Health Care.

Born in Scott County, Va. (Gate City), she came to Kingsport at an early age. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Herron and Hannah Smith Herron; three sisters, Clara East, Mary Litton and Nell Clayton; and two brothers, Erritt Herron and Cecil Herron.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy J. Johnston and wife, Barbara, Kingsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Sam (Ruth) Hicks, Kingsport; grandchildren, Debra Lawson and husband, Gary, Linda McGill, Terry Johnston and wife, Pat, Michael Johnston, Dawn Way and husband, Jack, Pamala Ferguson and husband, Darrell, and Cheyrl Williams and husband, Gary; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Katye Fox officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside services.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Beulah Mae (Kern) Pyle

KINGSPORT — Beulah Kern Pyle, 84, of Kenwood Drive, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 25, 2007) at the Wexford House following an extended illness.

She was retired from Tennessee Eastman after over 25 years of service and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Pyle; son Benny Chapman; parents, Lee Andrew and Mary Ellen (Walling) Kern; five brothers, Jasper Kern, Joe Kern, Shelah Kern, Charlie Kern, and Andrew Kern; two sisters, Odessa Kern, and Jane Kern.

Beulah is survived by her sister, Ruth Baldwin, Kingsport; granddaughter, Carrie Chapman; one great granddaughter; two special friends, Gilbert and Jerlene Rexrode, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Baker, and Rev. Travis Bolin officiating. A special prayer will be provided by Billy Jack Johnson.

Music will be provided by Salyers Singers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends and family planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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