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Scott County, Virginia

Obituaries
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Anna Leola Amburgey Williams

NORTON, Va. — Anna Leola Williams, 87, passed away Sunday (Nov. 2, 2008) at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center Norton, Va.

She was a member of the West Norton Freewill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Dundy Franklin Williams; a daughter, Juanita Faye Williams; and a grandson, Roy Lee Page Jr.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy F. Williams Sr. and his wife, Carolyn of Norton, Va; a daughter, Anna Lou Page and her husband, Roy of Wise, Va.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Ritchie officiating.

Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton, Va.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Don Lane

Agnes Harrit (Couch) Williams

KLAMATH FALLS, Oreg. — Agnes Couch Williams, 83, passed away Wednesday evening, (Jan. 30, 2008) at Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

She was born in St. Paul, Va. then resided in Gray, Tenn. before making Kingsport her home. Mrs. Williams was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She loved life and she loved to laugh. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, and spending time outdoors.

Mrs. Williams was a faithful servant to our Lord Jesus Christ and now rests in peace with our creator. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church in Kingsport.

Her husband, Cecil H. Williams; four brothers, Dule, Adam, Jack and Floyd Couch; and one sister, Freida Couch preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis Williams and companion, Susan McKinney of Knoxville, Tenn, Darryl Williams and wife, Jackie of Kingsport; one daughter, Carolyn Teig and husband, Dean of Tulelake, Calif.; two sisters, Lozie Couch of Kingsport and Cosby Cox of Castlewood, Va.; and four grandchildren, Adam Williams of Kingsport, Ashley Williams Taylor of Kingsport and Madison and Eric Teig of Tulelake, Calif.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Charles Roberts of Glenwood Baptist Church officiating.

Pallbearers will be Darryl Williams, Dennis Williams, Adam Williams, Justin Taylor, and Tony Frazier.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the family of Agnes Couch Williams.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Albert B. Williams

KINGSPORT - Albert B. Williams , 99, Rogersville and formerly of Kingsport, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived most of his life in Kingsport. He moved to Surgoinsville in 1982. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie V. Williams ; his parents, Henry and Margarite Buckles Williams ; a daughter, Nieta Williams Tate; sisters, Maude Salling, Tish Chandler and Linda Crouba; and brothers, Bill Williams , Mitch Williams and Arley Williams .

Surviving are three daughters, Jean Thacker, Surgoinsville, Ruby Ackers and Nancy Vassallo, both of Lynchburg, Va.; three sons, Billy Williams , Dungannon, Va., Orbin Williams , Bristol, Tenn., and Charles Williams , of the home; 29 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Etta Miles, Dungannon, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the residence, 598 Zion Hill Road, Surgoinsville.

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

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

 

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anna Leola (Amburgey) Williams

NORTON, Va. — Anna Leola Williams, 87, passed away Sunday (Nov. 2, 2008) at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center Norton, Va.

She was a member of the West Norton Freewill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Dundy Franklin Williams; a daughter, Juanita Faye Williams; and a grandson, Roy Lee Page Jr.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy F. Williams Sr. and his wife, Carolyn of Norton, Va; a daughter, Anna Lou Page and her husband, Roy of Wise, Va.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Ritchie officiating.

Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton, Va.

Sturgill Funeral Homes, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Anne Virginia (Austin) Williams

CLINCHPORT -- Mrs. Anne Virginia Williams, 38, Route 2, Clinchport, died early this morning [9/20/1965] after a long illness.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin Williams, Clinchport; two daughters, Miss Vilas Anne Williams, and Miss Beverly June Williams, both of Clinchport; three sons, Harry Lee Williams, Calvin Wendell Williams, and Jerry Matthew Williams, all of Clinchport; three sisters, Mrs. Tina Hopkins of Gate City; Mrs. Mildred Frazier of Duffield, and Mrs. Ruby Bowen of Gate City; two brothers, Elmer Austin of Clinchport, and Bill Austin of Duffield.

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

Kingsport Times, Monday, September 20, 1965

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Arthur Fay Williams

KINGSPORT — Arthur Fay Williams, 83, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday (Nov. 23, 2008) with his family by his side.
Mr. Williams was born on March 20, 1925 in Manville, Va., to the late Robert B. Williams and Minnie Musick Williams. After his marriage to Margie Carter of Rye Cove on April 19, 1947, the couple moved to the West Carter's Valley area of Kingsport in 1952. He was employed at Eastman Chemical Company for over 39 years serving in the Tenite Plastics Division until his retirement in 1986.

Mr. Williams served his country during World War II in the United States Army from May 21, 1943 until Dec. 14 1945. He served in both the European Theater and the Asiatic Pacific Theater and received the EAMET Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars and the Victory Medal.

Mr. Williams was a shy, humble Christian man who backed up his faith by the love and devotion he showed to all those who knew him including family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. He was a 58 year member of the Clinch- port Masonic Lodge No. 267 F&AM. He was a great inspiration to all who knew him and left behind a great example to follow. He had a wonderful sense of humor that will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his sister, Reba Kilgore; brothers, Frank E., Carson E., Claude B., Edsel K. and Hoyt O. Williams.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 61 years, Margie Carter Williams, of the home; daughter, Jenny Lou Frady and husband, Gary, of Church Hill; son, Joel A. Williams, of Kingsport; granddaughters, Candace Skelton and husband, Jason, of Church Hill, Brooke Robinette and husband, Kevin, of Whitmire, S.C. and Erin Thomas and husband, Devin, of Church Hill; great-granddaughters, Mia Skelton, Macie Skelton and Jenna Thomas; great-grandson, Curtis Robinette; sister, Bernice Bray and husband, Hoyt, of Kingsport; brother, Clayton O. Williams and wife, Margaret, of Blountville; along with many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 US Highway 23N, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. John Owston, Rev. Alan Buckles and Rev. Paul Lane officiating.

Military graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery with the Virginia National Guard and the American Legion Hammond Post 265 conducting the rites. Family and friends who wish to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go into procession.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Williams, Ronald Williams, Lewis Kilgore, Tommy Kilgore, Mark Cox and Mark Clonce.
Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and neighbors.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Audrey Margaret (Ely) Williams

KINGSPORT - Audrey Margaret Ely Williams , 90, 4345 Bloomingdale Road, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday ( Dec. 2, 1999 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lingering illness.

Born in Jonesville , Va. , she came to Kingsport in 1932. She taught school for a number of years and enjoyed cooking and playing the piano. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Arcadia United Methodist Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hampton L. Williams ; a daughter, Patricia Jane Parks; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy McKenzie and husband, Bob, Tampa, Fla., Sharon Livesay, Kingsport; three sons, H. Loyd Williams Jr. and wife, Barbara, Kingsport, Thomas N. Williams and wife, Gayle, Merritt Island, Fla., David S. Williams , Kingsport; 14 grandchildren, Frank Bolling, Jeff Livesay, Chip Williams , Mark Williams , David Martin Williams , George Williams , Mike McKenzie, Bill McKenzie, Bobby McKenzie, Tommy Williams , Andy Williams , Susan Varrone, Teresa Root and Deanna Gray; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Arcadia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bucky Buckles and the Rev. Guy Tilley officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park . Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arcadia United Methodist Church , c/o Dorothy Bentley, 2036 Faulk Lane , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Betty Lou (Jones) Williams

KINGSPORT - Betty Lou Jones Williams, 70, entered into rest after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday (June 22, 2005) at her residence.

She was born to the late Conley Cecil Jones and Maude Lee McClellan Jones in Scott County, Va. on June 25, 1934.

She is survived by her husband, Harlan V. Williams, Kingsport; one daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Blakely, Panama City, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jessica Blakely, Kingsport and Whitney Mullins, Panama City, Fla.; sister, Lillian Frazier, Colonial Heights; brother, Bill Jones, Rogersville; 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 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Paul Lane and Rev. Bob Ray Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Wendell Williams and Vilas Bowen.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Williams, John Crawford, Thomas Williams, Dwain Williams, Wendell Williams and William Harvey Lawson.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Ray Williams

WEBER CITY, Va. - Billy Ray Williams, 63, Jennings Street, departed this life Friday morning (June 8, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a native of Kingsport and was retired from Tennessee Eastman Chemical Co. as a warehousing supervisor.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Williams, Weber City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Gerald Spivey, Cleveland, Tenn.; grandsons, Andy Spivey and Adam Spivey; parents, Carson and Dorothy Cross Williams, Kingsport; a special brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Martha Williams, Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. George Lane officiating. Music will be by the Harbour Lights.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Sunday in Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Hobert Adams, Nickey Peters, Keith Taylor, Mark Williams, Steve Shelton, Leonard Akers, Joel Williams and Gary Frady.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Bonnie Ruth (Rhoton) Williams

Bonnie Ruth Williams, 88, a born again Christian went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long battle of failing health Saturday (Dec. 18, 2004).

She attended Freedom Baptist Church. She was born in Scott County, Va. to the late Charlie B. and Bertha (Darnell) Rhoton April 6, 1916.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arland (Shorty) Williams; two sisters, Ruby Rhoton and Orpha Hall; one grandchild, Sheila Lewis; one great-grandchild, Faith Chantrell McMurray.

She is survived by one son, Jerial Williams, Gate City, Va.; three daughters, Wilma Million and her husband Kemper, Kingsport; Doris Tipton and her husband David; and Brenda Hall and her husband Bobby, both of Gate City, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Sherry Doran and husband Conley, Gate City, Va.; Debbie Steadman and husband Mike, Kingsport; Shannon Williams, Gate City, Va.; Tammy Fowler, Kingsport; Jonnie McCrary and husband Scott, Kingsport; Greg Million and wife Shirley, Hiltons Va.; Lisa McMurray and husband Rex, Hiltons, Va.; Aaron Tipton and wife Rebecca, Nickelsville, Va.; Chad Tipton and wife Loretta, Church Hill; Kevin Hall and wife Rebekah, Bluff City; nine great-grandchildren, Brian Doran and wife Holly, Gate City, Va.; Bridgette Dennis and husband Ben, Gate City, Va.; Mitchell Steadman, Kingsport; Delana Steadman, Kingsport; Lori Ann Fowler, Kingsport; Samuel Fowler, Kingsport, Dillon Isaiah McMurray, Hiltons, Va.; Mikayla Grace Tipton, Church Hill; Isaac Andrew Tipton, Church Hill; one step-great-grandchild, Daryl Doran and Angel; one great-great-grandchild, Trinity Dennis; two step-great-great-grandchildren, Lexia and Mallory Doran.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh and Brother Willie Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by Gethsemane Quartet.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tiptons Chapel Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Tipton, Chad Tipton, Joseph Akers, Brian Doran, Mark Nuckels, Brandon Salyers, Conley Doran and Mike Steadman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Hall, Greg Million, Rex McMurray, Samuel Fowler and Shannon Williams.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses of Wellmont Hospice and Dr. Kenneth Scott and Dr. Duc Vu.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Calvin Cooledge Williams

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Calvin C. Williams , 75, entered into rest on Saturday ( Dec. 18, 1999 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center , Kingsport , after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. and was of the Methodist faith. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, and a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Austin Williams in 1965; a daughter, Beverly June Pratt in 1999; his parents, Harve and Lois Davidson Williams ; one brother, Virgil Williams ; and an infant sister.

Surviving are his second wife, Kathy Jackson Williams , of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Vilas) Bowen, Gate City; four sons and daughters-in-law, Pete and Betty Austin Williams , Kingsport, Wendell and Ella Williams , Kentucky, Jerry and Alfredia Williams , and Billy and Debbie Williams , all of Gate City; two grandsons, Matt Williams and Calvin Wendell Williams Jr.; one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Dana) Lawson, Indian Springs; five brothers, Harland Williams , Sullivan Gardens, George Williams , Blountville, Harold Williams and Dwain Williams , both of Gate City, and Thomas Williams , Clinchport, Va.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Lane and the Rev. Lennis France officiating. Music will be provided by his daughter, Vilas Bowen.

Burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport, Tenn. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Brothers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carl L. Williams

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Carl L. Williams, formerly of Scott County, Va., passed away at 3 p.m. Friday (May 9, 2003) at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Williams of Indiana, Jerry Williams of Virginia, and Jerial Williams of California; daughter, Elvora Bye of Florida; sister, Almie Dockery of Kingsport; brother, Grover Williams of Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Flauary and Beochman Funeral Home in Indianapolis, Ind., with services to follow.

Interment will be in the Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carson Echol Williams

KINGSPORT - Carson Echol Williams, 86, of Morrison Ave., departed this life early Wednesday morning (April 3, 2002) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

He was a native of Scott County and a retired draftsman from Tennessee Eastman Company.

Mr. Williams was a member of Catlett Lodge #35 of Gate City. He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Ray Williams, June 8, 2001; parents, Robert Bruce and Minnie Estelle Musick Williams; and brother, Frank Eugene Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Pearl Cross Williams; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Williams, Weber City, Va.; granddaughter and husband, Lisa and Gerald Spivey, Cleveland, Tenn.; great-grandsons, Andy and Adam Spivey; sisters, Reba Kilgore and Berniece Bray, both of Kingsport; brothers, Claude Williams and Edsel Williams, both of Gate City, Va., Hoyt Williams, Authur Fay Williams and Clayton Ola Williams, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

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

A Masonic service will be conducted by Catlett Lodge #35 at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Funeral services will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane officiating. The Rev. Claude Lane will serve as honorary minister.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Claude Barney Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Claude B. Williams, 88, Route 1, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday (April 16, 2002) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. Mr. Williams was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Bruce and Minnie Estelle Musick Williams; two brothers, Frank Williams and Carson Williams (April 3, 2002).

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Reba Nell Pendleton Williams; daughters and sons-in-law, Ella Kate and Harold Williams, Gate City, Stella Faye and Rodney Facemeyer, Orlando, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Evelyn Williams, Kingsport; eight grandsons, four granddaughters, 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Reba Kilgore and Berniece Bray, both of Kingsport; brothers, Edsel Williams, Gate City, Hoyt Williams, Arthur Fay Williams, Clayton Ola Williams, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home or at the son's residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Lane officiating and the Rev. Claude Lane as honorary minister.

Music will be provided by Upward Way Quartet.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers with Michael Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jud Knoy of New York as honorary pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dorothy Pearl (Cross) Williams

WEBER CITY, Va. - Dorothy Cross Williams, 89, went to be with the Lord at 3:35 p.m. Monday (Feb. 12, 2007) while at the Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va. after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Sullivan County and was the daughter of the late William Carter and Katherine Slaughter Cross on Nov. 3, 1917. She was of the Methodist faith and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Echol Williams; son, Billy Ray Williams; brother, Newton Cross; and several half-brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Phyllis Williams of Weber City, Va.; special granddaughter, Lisa Spivey and husband, Gerald of Cleveland, Tenn.; two special great-grandchildren, Andy and Adam Spivey; several nieces and nephews and other family members also survive.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Scott County Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Clayton Williams and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Burial will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Spivey, Andrew Spivey, Adam Spivey, Bobby Williams, Mark Anthony Williams and Joel Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Maurice Williams, Carroll Cross, Tommy Cross and Ray Lee Cross.

The family wish's to thank the staff at the Brian Center for the care and concern shown to Dorothy.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edith Ann (Hood) Williams

KINGSPORT — Edith Ann Hood Williams, 92, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Aug. 13, 2008) at her residence.

Born in Lee County, Va., Edith had been a resident of Kingsport for most of her life. She was a member of West End Baptist Church, Gate City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Lee Williams; son, T.J. Williams; parents, George and Lydia Pearcy Hood; sister, Blanch Berry; brothers, Ezra Hood, Garley Hood and Jay Hood.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Rhoton and her husband, Charles, Clinchport, Va., Georganna Berry and her husband, Paul, Duffield, Va., Jewell Osborne and her husband, Rhea, Kingsport; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, Jean Ramey.

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

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood and the Rev. T.J. Hood officiating.

Music will be provided by Larry Crawford, Callie and Sarah.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Chad Sloan, Brett Dorton, Seth Rhoton, Tyler Rhoton, Zack Berry and Michael Paul.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edsel Keith Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Edsel K. Williams, 73, Alley Valley community, died Saturday (March 12, 2005) at his residence.

He was born in Gate City, Va. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a TEC sergeant and Eastman Chemical Company as chemical operator.

He was a lifetime member of the Copper Creek Ruritan Club and attended Copper Creek Community Church.

Mr. Williams was a fine bluegrass guitar player who had many musical friends. He also enjoyed farming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Bruce and Minnie Estil Musick Williams; his first wife, Irene Williams; three brothers, Frank, Carson E., and Claude Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Dana Darnell Fields Williams, of the home; daughter, Jennifer K. Stanley, Winston-Salem, N.C.; sons, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keith Williams, Gate City, Mr. and Mrs. Faron Williams, Nickelsville, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Tina Williams, Gate City, Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Williams, Elizabethtown, Ky.; stepson, Verlin Fields, Duffield, Va.; sisters and brother-in-law, Berniece and Hoyt Bray, and Ms. Reba Kilgore, both of Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. Hoyt Odell Williams, Kingsport, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Faye Williams, Kingsport, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ola Williams, Blountville, Reba Nell Williams and Dorothy Williams; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clayton Williams and the Rev. Randy Powers officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Williams Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., by American Legion Hammond Post #3 of Kingsport and Gate City Post #265.

Pallbearers will be Marc Arthur Williams, Edward Williams, Faron Williams, Robert Williams, Steven Williams, and Jennifer Stanley.

Honorary pallbearers will be his many musical friends.

In memory of Edsel Williams, the family requests that a donation be made to Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Edward Franklin Williams

NORTON, Va. - Edward Franklin Williams, 68, died Tuesday ( May 1, 2001 ) at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of the Norton area. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA for 39 years.

He attended the Freedom of Worship Church in Norton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ova Raleigh Williams; daughter, Donna Sue Mefford; parents, Henry K. and Goldie (Thacker) Williams; brothers, John Henry Williams and Charles Robert Williams.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Benny Ison, Rhonda and Roger Cooke, Sheila and Hootie Hensley, all of Norton, Va., and Paula and Fred Gilliam, Big Stone Gap, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Delbert and Dorothy Williams, Norton, Va.; sisters, Gracie Fields, Abbie Ingle, Joyce Wilson, Glenda Mullins and Hazel Minnix, all of Norton, Va.; brothers, Freddie Williams, Gary Williams and Arnold Williams, all of Norton, Va.; grandchildren, Kim Mullins, Stacey Robinson, Penny Greear, Teresa Mullins, Missy Hamilton and Matthew Hunter Gilliam; great-grandchildren, Mark Benton Mullins, Kristen Hope Mullins, Amber Leigh Gentry and Autumn Nicole Mullins; special aunt, Ethel Steele, of the home; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton , Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Jenkins and the Rev. Glen Sturgill officiating.

Burial will be in White Oak Gap Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane  

Elizabeth (Head) Williams

Mrs. A. G. Williams, 66, died at 2 p.m. Thursday [8/15/1946] at her home in the West View Park community. She had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 26 years and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Flatrock, Va.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Lula Joyce, Mrs. Beulah Hall and Mrs. Virgie Morrell; and two sons, Walter and J. P. Williams, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Page of Church Hill, and Mrs. Eliza Fansler of Kingsport; and a brother, John Wininger, of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home with the Rev. Dana Crawford in charge. Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery in Clinch Valley near Speers Ferry, Va. The Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Daughter of James Monroe Head and Louise Johnson.)

Kingsport News, Friday, August 16, 1946

Submitted by Don Lane

Elma D. (Hammond) Williams

WEBER CITY, Va. - Elma D. Williams, 87, died Friday (May 23, 2003) at her home after a brief illness.

She was born and raised in Scott County, Va. She enjoyed many things including her flowers, cooking, grandchildren, and life itself. She was truly a precious mother and grandmother, as well as a great role model for all of those who knew her.

Mrs. Williams was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Kate Hammond; her husband, Monroe Williams; infant daughter, Judith Ann Williams; son, Hansel Williams; grandson, Tommy Lynn Johnson; sister, Mattie Spears; brother, Herbert Hammond.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Francis and David Sluss, Jean and Roy Kaylor, all of Church Hill, Ilene and Tommy Johnson, Weber City; special brother and sister-in-law, Ewell and June Hammond, Kingsport; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Shepard, the Rev. George Lane, the Rev. Otis Greever, the Rev. James Greever and the Rev. David Greever officiating.

The Gateway Singers will provide the music.

Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Lee Kaylor, Phil Owens, Tim Fletcher, Tyler Fletcher, David Greever, James Greever, David McCampbell.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, Tenn. 37620.

The family wishes to give thanks to our Mom's special neighbors, George and Tammy Lane, and also to the very caring nurses at Hospice House.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Elmer Lee Williams Jr.

KINGSPORT - Elmer Lee Williams Jr., 38, passed away unexpectedly Friday (Dec. 6, 2002) in the emergency room of Holston Valley Medical Center.

A native of Kingsport, he attended the Salvation Army Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Marshall; grandmother, Northa Pendergrass; and one great-niece.

Survivors include his father, Elmer Lee Williams Sr. of Georgia; stepfather, Wedford Marshall of Kingsport; sisters, Elizabeth Williams, Vanessa Parsons and Phyllis Williams, all of Kingsport; brothers, John Williams and Gary Williams, both of Kingsport; 11 nieces and nephews; one great-niece and one great-nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sullivan County Cemetery in Blountville with Captain Steve Terry officiating.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport is serving the Elmer Lee Williams Jr. family.

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Elmer Lee "Zeke" Williams Sr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Elmer Williams Sr., 76, of Sacramento, Calif., (formerly of Kingsport), passed away Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009) at Mercy Sanjuan Medical Center in Sacramento.

Born in Kingsport, Elmer had lived in several places before moving to Sacramento. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Walter Hagen Williams; son, Elmer Williams, Jr.; daughter, Vanessa Parsons; parents, Hagen and Grace Williams; mother-in-law, Granny Pendergrass.

Elmer is survived by two daughters, Libby Marshall and Noreen Williams, both of Kings- port; two sons, John and Gary Williams, both of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Barnett and husband, Thomas, of Kingsport and Marlene Young, of Dora, Ala.; one brother, Ronald Williams and wife, Clairene, of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.

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

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Emma E. (Qualls) McCready Williams

KINGSPORT - Emma E. McCready Williams, 75, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (May 3, 2004).

Mrs. Williams was a member of Riverside Avenue Baptist Church. She volunteered with the Salvation Army and was active with various programs and activities at the Salvation Army Church. Emma was a loving mother and grandmother who was adored by all who knew her.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas McCready, and her second husband, Carl Williams; her son, Eddy McCready; her parents, Charlie and Becky Qualls; two sisters, Hanny Qualls and Berta Rhoton; and five brothers, Lonzo, John, Ed, Clarence and Lester Qualls.

Surviving are her grandson, Jimmy McCready; her special daughter-in-law, Pam Mathes and husband Ray and their son, Dalton; three brothers, Willie Qualls and wife Etta, Elmer Qualls and wife Rachel, and Ralph Qualls and wife Faye; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Joan Spivey and her husband Robert, who had taken special care of Mrs. Williams.

The family would like to give a sincere and special thanks to the the staff members of Outlook Pointe, Hillside Manor, and Adventa Hospice for the loving and devoted care they continually gave to Emma.

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

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Chris Christian and the Rev. Charles Roberts officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet in the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Williams.

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Emma Lillian (Spivey) Williams

KINGSPORT - Emma L. Williams, 77, of Weber City, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Jan. 3, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest A. Williams; father, William "Bill" Benton Spivey; mother, Clara Etta Spivey; eight brothers, Kelly Spivey, Dewey Spivey, Eugene Spivey, James Spivey, John Spivey, Sylvester Spivey, Orbin Spivey and Cecil Spivey.

Surviving are her son, Terry Williams and wife, Roanna, of Gray; three sisters, Minnie Lane and Nell Tipton, Gate City, Va., and Janette Carter, Hiltons, Va.; one grandson, Logan Williams, of Gray.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those who wish to attend graveside services are asked to meet in the cemetery by 9:45 a.m.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Williams.

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Ethel Bell (Sloan) Williams

DUFFIELD, Va. — Ethel Bell Sloan Williams, 88, of Duffield, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a member of Sloantown Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Piert Williams; and her parents, Hiram and Mollie Horton Sloan.
Survivors include her daughter, JoAnne Griffin of Duffield; three grandchildren, Donnie Falin of Duffield, Stanley Allen Griffin and wife, Paula of Kingsport and Brian Griffin of Duffield; and four great-grandchildren, Kimberly Townsend, Justin Lane, Alissa Griffin and Coby Griffin.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home, 2060 Hwy. 23N, Weber City, Va.
Services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Gilliam and the Rev. Gregory Hill officiating. Music provided by Way of the Cross.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sloantown Cemetery in Scott County, Va. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Ethel T. (Lynch) Williams

GATE CITY, Va. — Ethel T. Williams, 85, of the Daniel Boone community passed away on Sunday, (Dec. 23, 2007) at Church Hill Healthcare.

She was born in Hancock County, Tenn. on Dec. 31, 1921. She was a Baptist. She attended Rye Cove High School. She was all county forward in basketball and she loved gardening, loved flowers, quilting and was a craft maker as well as a seamtress. She also wrote a romance novel and wrote poetry.

She was preceeded in death by her father, James Lynch; mother, Mariah Falin Lynch; sisters, Bonnie McDavid, Sarada Duncan, Hazel Goode and Annie Oliver; brothers, Lee Roy Lynch, Kyle Lynch, Elijah Lynch, and infant Denny Lynch.

Surviving are her daughter, Ophelia Williams and husband, James of Blountville; sister-in-law, Kate Lynch of Duffield, Va.; sister, Madeline Maness and husband. Carl of Blountville; special nephew, Darrell Lynch of Fairfield, N.J.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery with Charles Tomlinson officiating.

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

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Eugene Quentin Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Eugene Quentin Williams, 82, entered into rest Monday (Aug. 22, 2005) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 16, 1923 to the late William Andrew Johnson Williams and Cora Edna Vickers Williams.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Williams; five sisters and four brothers.

Mr. Williams was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He taught for several years at the Skill Center in Abingdon, Va., until leaving to teach at Virginia High in the Bristol, Va., City School System, retiring in 1985.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jeanne Wampler Williams, Gate City, Va.; sister, Lois Smith Wolfe, Kingsport; special brother-in-law, Carl Butler Kilgore, Gate City, Va.; special nephew, Quentin Russell Kilgore; all of his nieces and nephews that he loved so dearly and the children that made his life worthwhile.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. Johnny Kendrick officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with a military flag ceremony conducted by Otis Lawson of the American Legion Hammond Post #265 of Gate City, Va. A trumpet solo will be provided by Marc Strand.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368.

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Evelyn Gertrude (Jennings) Williams

WEBER CITY, Va. - Evelyn Jennings Williams departed this life late Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at the Brian Center, where she had been a resident for several years.

She was a resident of Duffield Adult Residential Center for 14 years before moving to the Brian Center.

Mrs. Williams was a former school teacher in Scott County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Thomas Williams; parents, Joe Jennings and Ida Templeton Jennings; sisters, Mary Morales and Claudia Jennings; brothers, Orville W. Jennings, Robert J. Jennings and Massey Jennings.

Surviving are a sister, Rita Franklin, Duffield, Va.; brother, Ed Jennings, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Brenda Bentley.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

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Ezra Leon Williams

Ezra Leon Williams, 86, Kingsport, TN passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Holston Manor.

Mr. Williams was born in Scott County, VA on March 20, 1925 , son of the late Henry and Ethel Bellamy Williams.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Eagles, and the Moose Lodge. He was a past commander of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. and was retired from the Meade after 40 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael David Williams, brothers, Ambers, Paul, Willie, John, Alvin , and Carl Williams; sisters, Mary Williams, Pat Kerns, Shirley Reed, Pearl Grisby; along with several half brothers and sisters; and the mother of his children, Margaret Hite.

Surviving are his son, Stephen Leon Williams, Kingsport, TN; granddaughter, Cecilia Williams; grandson, Camaron Williams; dearest friend of 20 years, Bessie Ward, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Rose Cooper, Kingsport, TN, Lola Minnich and husband, Kelsie, Kingsport, TN; mother of his children, Frances Larkin, Church Hill, TN; several nieces, nephews, half brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. , Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Stout officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. Danny Williams, Lowell Williams, Renda Williams, and Alan Winegar will serve as pallbearers.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. , Thursday to go to the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ezra Leon Williams.

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Fannie Kate Williams

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GATE CITY, Va. - Fannie Kate Williams, 59, went to be with the Lord Friday (Jan. 12, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Williams was born in Sullivan County on Nov. 30, 1941 and was the daughter of Clarice D. Million and the late Joseph James Franklin Million.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her husband, Jerial Williams, Gate City, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Conley Doran, Gate City, Va., Debbie and Mike Steadman, Kingsport; one son, Shannon "Buck" Williams, Gate City, Va.; mother, Clarice D. Million, Kingsport; grandchildren, Daryl Doran, Brian Doran, Bridgette Doran, Mitchell Steadman and Delayna Steadman; sisters, Betty Collier, Kingsport, Jane Casteel, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Sue Hawkins, Hiltons, Va., and Sharon Blair, Kingsport; brothers, Kemper Million, Kingsport, Ronnie Million, Hiltons, Va., and Ricky Million, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh and the Rev. Willie Neeley officiating.

Music will be in the provided by the Living Water Trio.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery in East Carter's Valley.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

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

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Fountain T. Williams

CHASE CITY, Va. — Fountain T. Williams was born June 12, 1922, in Scott County, Va., and died Dec. 14, 2008, in Chesterfield, Va. He lived most of his adult life in Chase City, Va.

F.T. was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kate Wilson Williams; his daughter, Wanda Williams Garrett; his parents, Canor Ray and Addie Robinette Williams; and an infant brother, Clyde.

F.T. served his country bravely in World War II from 1939-1945 achieving the rank of tech. sergeant. We salute him. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, veterans Emory Lee, CM3 U.S. Navy 1942-1944; Pacific Theater, Lonzo, sergeant U.S. Army 1937-1945, Mack Daniel, sergeant U.S. Army and POW, Germany and Carson, Seaman First Class U.S. Navy 1945-1947.

Surviving are a son, Stanley and wife, Janice, Richmond, Va.; grandsons, Todd and Jason, Richmond, Va.; granddaughter, Katie Hofter, Chase City, Va.; four precious great-grandsons; one sister, Ruth Childress, Chesnee, S.C. He is also survived by and will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives in the Scott County, Kingsport and Rogersville areas including nephews and nieces, Kim, Hershel, Charles David, Ruth Janette, Pricilla, Margaret, Georganna, Jewell and Theresa. Also Lonnie, Florida, Mary Ellen, South Carolina, Linda, Tennessee, Johnny Mack and Scott, Tennessee.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was in Chase City, Va.

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Garland Williams

RICHLANDS, Va. - Garland Williams, 84, formerly of the Rosedale community of Russell County, died Tuesday (Nov. 26, 1991) in a Lebanon, Va. hospital after a long illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Hurd Williams, and his parents, Louis and Mary Ellen Rhoten Williams.

Surviving are three sons, Carl Williams and Lewis Williams, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Ronnie Williams, Front Royal, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Hiester (Wanda) Smith, Milton, Fla., Mrs. Andy (Pat) Harmon, Berea, Ohio, and Mrs. Noel (Betty Jo) Stallard, Richlands, with whom he made his home for the past 1-1/2 years; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Woodrow Williams and Gene Williams, both of Kingsport; and one sister, Mrs. Lois Forgety, Kingsport.

Calling hours are after 6 p.m. Thursday at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, Va.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be in the Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon, Va.

Information courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

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Gary R. Williams

NORTON, Va. - Gary R. Williams, 52, died Thursday (April 22, 2004) in Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was a lifelong resident of the Norton area. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Goldie Williams; brothers, John, Edward and Robert Williams.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, May and Jamie Peaks, Norton, Va., Susan and Chris Chute, Fredericksburg, Va.; four granddaughters, Audrionna, Deanna and Haley Peaks, Megan Chute; sisters and brothers-in law, Glenda and Mark Mullins, Joyce and Aubrey Wilson, Albie and Johnny Ingle, Gracie and Jerry Fields, Hazel Joyner Minnix, all of Norton, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Freddie and Linda Williams, Arnold and Susan Williams, all of Norton, Va.; special niece, Sandra Bentley; special friends, Jeanette Craiger, Willie Dingus and Tate Hill; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Robert Fultz, Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in the White Oak Gap Cemetery.

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George Brett Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - George Brett Williams, 89, Route 2, Gate City, died Monday morning, (Nov. 18, 1991) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home.

A lifelong resident of Scott County, he was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Mary Jane Honeycutt Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Maxie E. McClellan Williams; five daughters, Mrs. Trigg (Jeanell) Parks, Nickelsville, Mrs. Tommy (Dana) Halgele, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Jay (Ruth) Henry, Gate City, Mrs. Arbeauty Gerotjohn, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Gene (Jo' Ann) Peters, Chicage, III.; two sons, Herschel Williams, Weber City, and Jimmy Williams, Yellow Springs, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gate City Funeral Home, or anytime at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Trigg Parks, Nickelsville.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bob R. Lane and the Rev. G.W. White officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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George Carmine Williams

BRISTOL, Va. - George Carmine Williams, 81, passed away Wednesday (June 29, 2005) at his home.

He was born in Gate City, Va., and was the son of the late George Patton and Clara Taylor Williams. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He moved to Bristol in 1966 and retired from the Univac Corporation in 1985.

He was a loving Christian father and husband.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Guy H. Williams; and a sister, Floy Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Williams; daughters, Gail Nelson and her husband Danny of Bristol, Tenn., and Lorie "Niecie" Hampton and her husband Brad of Erwin; sons, Dr. Paul D. Williams and his wife Karen of Abingdon, Va., Pat Williams, of the home and Scott Howard Williams and his wife Rebecca N. of Bristol, Tenn.; a sister, Reba Nelson of Kingsport; granddaughter, Amanda Nelson Blevins; grandsons, Adam Williams and Christopher Nelson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Keeney officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The committal service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Mr. Tony Marques officiating.

Military rites will be presented by VFW Post 6975/Tennessee National Honor Guard.

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George Cecil Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - George Cecil Williams, 86, entered into rest Saturday (July 14, 2001) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va., on November 24, 1914, to the late George W. Williams and Pearl Adams Williams. He retired from the C.E. Division of Tennessee Eastman after 41 years, and was an avid grouse and ginseng hunter.

Mr. Williams leaves behind many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Pauline Bledsoe Williams; a daughter, Phyllis Williams; one son, Tommy Kyle Williams; and a sister, Lena Howard.

Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Bob Scott Williams, M. Wayne and Marcilla Williams, all of Gate City; granddaughter, Beth Lawson, Kingsport; two grandsons, William McDavid, Conway, Ark., and Mark A. Williams, Kingsport; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Weatherly, Amber Weatherly, Allison Lawson, Hunter Lawson and Alyssa Williams, all of Kingsport; special friends, Mildred Hommel and Beulah Wilson.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Jack Pyle officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Pat Gilliam, Maurice Adams, Milford Adams, Dan Adams, J.N. Adams and Ray Baldwin.

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

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George Patton Williams

George Patton Williams, 81, 1302 Mill St., died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday [2/28/1971] at Holston Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had been a resident of Kingsport since 1924. He was employed with Mason & Dixon lines until his retirement in 1954. He was a member of Cedar View Methodist Church.

Survivors arc his widow, Mrs. Clara Taylor Williams; daughters, Mrs. Bond (Reba) Nelson, Kingsport, and Mrs. Walter (Floy) Williams, Church Hill; sons, George Carmine Williams and Guy H. Williams both of Bristol; sisters, Mrs. Polly Reed, Gate City, and Mrs. Eliza Brooks, Kingsport; five brothers, Andy Williams, Bob Williams, Bryan Williams, Howard Williams, all of Gate City, and Ray Williams of Knoxville; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.)

KINGSPORT NEWS / Tuesday, March 2, 1971

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Gladys Inez (Jones) Williams

CHURCH HILL —Gladys Inez Williams, born April 25, 1933, in Hawkins County, Tennessee, went to join her beloved husband, Patrick Williams Jr., in heaven Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2007) surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

She was of the Christian faith. Gladys was a loving wife, momma, mamaw, and friend, who taught her family by example the tolerance and forgiveness of others.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Patrick Hagan Williams Jr.; her parents, Oscar Kenneth Jones and Cora Ellen Barton Jones; three infant siblings, Jerry Jones, Linda Jones, and Irene Jones; a brother, Oscar Kenneth Jones; sisters, Frances Alexander and Amy Ruth Bellamy; son-in-law and friend "Dirty" Mike Wagner; and niece Debbie Bellamy.

Surviving are one son, Patrick Hagan Williams III; one daughter Lisa Ellen Wagner, both Kingsport; two granddaughters Amy Denise Hampton and hus band, Seth Hampton, Erwin, Tenn and Charlotte Inez Williams Kingsport; one grandson, Patrick "Bubba" Hagan Williams Kingsport; a soon-to-be great-grand daughter, Kyra Raine Hampton sisters, Mavis Forbes and husband Jack Forbes, Kingsport, Patsy Spence, Michigan, Bonnie Absher Wilkesboro, N.C., and Ollie Lawson Morristown; brothers, Larry Jones and wife, Rosa, Johnny Jones wife, Karen, all of Michigan; a spe cial sister-in-law and niece, Faye Barnett and Deanna Sluss, never left her side; special friend Kim Anderson; and several nieces nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ham lett-Dobson Funeral Homes Kingsport.

Friends and family may visit at the home of Kim Ander son, 3824 E. Line Drive, Apt Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or home of Lisa Wagner, Carters Valley Road, Church Hill Tenn. 37642.

A celebration of our momma and mamaw’s life will be at 7 p. Friday at the funeral home Bishop Jack Forbes, Larry Jones and Johnny Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for monetary donations made to Faye Barnett, 272 Clover Bottom Drive, Kingsport, Tenn 37660, to cover funeral expenses.

The family sends a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medi cal Center, Third Floor ICU, the compassionate care of mom and mamaw.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving family.

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Georgia (Jones) Austin

GATE CITY — Georgia Jones Austin, 90, entered into rest Sunday (March 23, 2008) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Weber City, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va., July 23, 1917.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Sidney Jones and Nan Quillen Jones; her husband, Elmer Lee Austin; half-sister, Dorothy Quillen and half-brothers, Fred Quillen and J.L. Quillen.

Survivors include her daughter, Polly Hammond, Clinchport, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Ruth Austin, Gate City, Va., Bobby and Patsy Austin, Duffield, Va., Vextal Austin, Gate City, Va.; half-sisters, Margaret Hunley and Ruth France, both of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren and spouses, Jeff and Donna Austin, Tim and Tammy Darnell, Greg and Revonda Austin, Jamie and Crystal Austin, Jackie and Sally Austin, Billy Austin, Travis and Diane Austin, Ron and Susan Austin, Eddie Hammond and Sherry Carter, Phyllis and Sam Williams, Richard and Penny Hammond, Teresa and Larry France; great-grandchildren, Chris Austin, Brianna Austin, Justin Austin, Olivia Austin, Shawna Austin, Mark Dingus, Brian Dingus, Dominic Austin, Isaiah Austin, Kendra Hammond, Channing Austin, Christine Cleek and Summer Cleek; step-granddaughters, Jennifer Rogers, Patricia Dean and husband, Joe Dean.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Sanders and the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating.

Music will be provided by the Mabe Quartet and Otis Lawson.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Austin Family Cemetery, Gate City, Va. The family will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

The family wishes to convey their special thanks to the staff of the Brian Center for their loving care of Ms. Austin.

Gate City Funeral Home is serving the Austin family.

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Grover Franklin Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Grover Williams, 70, entered into rest Jan.13, 2004 at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born April 11, 1933 in Scott County, Va. to the late Grover and Alice Bowen Williams.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nannie Frazier; four brothers, Arland, Monroe, Carl and Coy Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Olene Williams, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Patricia Hensley, Gate City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Connie Williams, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sister, Alma Dockery, Kingsport; special pet, "Rowdy"; granddaughter, Sheena Hensley; grandson, Joshua Williams and a great-grandson, Austin Hensley; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Walker Darnell and Rev. Gene Stallard officiating.

Music will be provided by James McConnell.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Craft Cemetery, Alley Valley community conducted by Gate City Post #265 and Post #3. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Harlan Vextel "Rabbit" Williams

KINGSPORT — Harlan V. (Rabbit) Williams, 89, of Kingsport, passed away quietly, to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Aug. 17, 2011), at Brookhaven Manor.

Rabbit served in the U.S. Army and was a very proud veteran. He was a devoted husband to Betty, a devoted father and grandfather to his two granddaughters, Jessica Blakely and Whitney Mullins. He was a member of the Kingsport V.F.W. He was a born-again Christian of the Baptist faith. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and all who came into contact with him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jones Williams; his parents, Harve Ingle Williams and Lois Cuba Davidson Williams; an infant sister; and three brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Debbie) Blakely of Kingsport; granddaughters, Jessica Blakely of Berkeley, Mich., and Whitney Mullins of Chipley, Fla.; one sister, Dana Lawson of Kingsport; brothers, George Williams of Blountville, Thomas Williams of Virginia and Dwain Williams of Virginia.

Visitation will be held today from 5 until 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Allen Lawson and the Rev. William Lawson officiating.

Graveside services will be held at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Harold Hansford Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Harold H. Williams, 69, of Route 1, passed away Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol at 11:58 p.m.

Mr. Williams was born in Hawkins County and had resided in Scott County most of his life. He retired from T.E.C. as an electrician. Mr. Williams was a former member, superintendent, and teacher of Bellamy United Methodist Church and after closing he attended Smiths and Alleys Chapel U.M.C. Mr. Williams transferred his membership to Alleys Chapel U.M.C. and was also a member of Manville Ruritan Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Harve Ingle and Lois Davidson Williams; sister, Elva Williams; two brothers, Virgil Williams and Calvin Williams; and father-in-law: Claude Williams.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Ella Kate Williams, Gate City, Va.; mother-in-law, Reba Nell Williams, Gate City, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Steve Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; sons and daughters-In-Law: Michael and Violet Williams, Anchorage, Alaska, Myron and Christi Williams, Gate City, Va., Vernon and Shari Williams, Kingsport, Byron "Hal'' and Misty Williams, Gate City, Va.; granddaughters, Cara Beth Williams, Gate City, Va., Lauren Williams, Kingsport; grandsons, Tracy and Travis Williams, Anchorage, Alaska, Ryan Lane and Jared Williams, both of Kingsport, Myles Williams, Gate City, Va.; stepgrandchildren, Austin Tomlinson and Ashley Peters; great-grandchildren, Tabias and Travis Williams, Anchorage, Alaska; stepgreat-grandchildren, Nathan and Briana Williams; sister, Dana Lawson, Blountville; brothers, George Harvey Williams, Blountville, Harlan Williams, Fall Branch, Thomas Williams, Clinchport, Va., and Dwain Williams, Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. John Hackney, the Rev. David Salley, and the Rev. Paul Lane.

Music will be provided by Lisa McConnell Edwards.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery following the services.

Pallbearers will be sons, grandsons, and son-in-law.

Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends.

Special thanks to the life extending care of Harold Williams: Dr. Ash Shipstone and nurses of Kingsport Hematology, Oncology, Dr. Hugh Sullivan and doctors and nurses of Urology Associates of Kingsport, Dr. Helms and associates of Radiation Oncology of Kingsport, Dr. Andy Delwadia and staff. Many thanks for the compassion and caring of the nurses and staff at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or the charity of your choice.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Harvey B. Williams

DUFFIELD, Va. - Harvey B. Williams, 68, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning (April 30, 2004) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and had lived in Weber City, Va. for over 40 years prior to moving to Duffield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. after over 32 years of service.

He was a member of Thomas Village Baptist Church (Duffield).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn R. Williams and Fannie Bledsoe Williams; one sister, Elta Marie Jones; and one brother, Emory Williams.

Surviving are his wife of over 44 years, Wilma Bledsoe Williams, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly Dockery and husband Jeffrey of Yuma, Va., and Lori Donihe and husband John of Mount Carmel; one special granddaughter, Holly Ciara Donihe; two sisters, Kate Lynch of Speers Ferry, Va., and Betty Jones of Duffield, Va.; two brothers, Roy Howard Williams and J.W. Williams, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Village Baptist Church (Duffield, Va.)

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church with Pastor Gary Edwards officiating.

Music will be provided by the church choir.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Carter-McKinley Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3, Gate City Post No. 265 and Joe W. Byrd, chaplain, in charge.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Village Baptist Church (piano fund), P.O. Box 267, Duffield, Va. 24244.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Harvey Williams.

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Herschel Cline Williams

Herschel Cline Williams, 81, of Weber City, VA went home to be with the Lord and beloved family members on the morning of February 28, 2011 at Welmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Herschel was a lifelong resident of Scott County . He was employed by AFG Industries for 35 years, retiring in 1991. Herschel proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Brett Williams, his mother, Maxie (McClellan) Williams, his beloved wife of 29 years, Sylvia Jaree (White) Williams, youngest son, Bobby Lynn Williams, and one sister, Jeanell (Williams) Parks.

Herschel is survived by daughter, Mrs Joseph (Betty) Alessandrini of Newark, DE; sons, Herschel Cline Williams, Jr and wife Wanda, of Gate City, VA; Darrell Lee Williams and wife, Diane, also of Gate City, VA; brother, James Williams of Yellow Springs, OH; sisters, Dana Haegle of Cincinnati, OH, Arbeauta Grotjohn of St. Louis, MO; Joann Peters of Joliet, IL, and Ruth Henry of Gate City, VA; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; and one very special friend, Gladine Gibson.

The family also wishes to acknowledge all of Herschel's good friends at Hardee's.

Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel at Gate City Funeral Home on Friday, March 4, 2011 with Kenneth Kiser and Lilbert Thornburg officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Music will be provided by Greg and Becky White.

Pallbearers will be Rudy Gibson, Cory Hill, Kevin Quillen, Danny Parks, Gary Hill, and Willie White. Honorary Pallbearers are John Ferguson, James W. Smith, Joe Rusek, Roger McClellan, and Sam Sharpe.

Burial will be at the Holston View Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 Eastern Star Lodge members will provide a luncheon at the Nickelsville Masonic Lodge Hall following the graveside service.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Herschel Williams.

Gate City Funeral Home Obituaries Via Internet Site.
Submitted by Don Lane

Howard S. Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Howard S. Williams, 79, Route 6, Gate City, Va., died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

Born in Scott County, Va., he was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Patton and Mary Amanda Aldridge Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Reba Taylor Williams, Gate City, Va.; two daughters, Phyllis Williams Skidmore, Polk City, Fla. and Gene Williams Sloan, Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 pm. Monday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly SaIling and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.

Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery.

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Hoyt Odell Williams

KINGSPORT -Mr. Hoyt O. Williams, 84, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord at Friday afternoon, (April 6, 2007) at Preston Place after an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. He was a member of the D.E.S.A. – Destroyer Escort Sailor's Association having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the D.E. 102, USS Thomas. Hoyt also loved music, especially stringed instruments which he once maintained for the Kingsport Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, East Tennessee State University, Kingsport City Schools and blue grass musicians all over the south.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Evelyn Ruth Pannell Williams; a son, Terry Williams, his parents, Robert Bruce and Minnie Estell Musick Williams; and four brothers, Claude B., Carson E., Frank E. and Edsel K. Williams.

Hoyt is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Arthur H. and Carolyn K. Williams; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur F. Williams and wife Margie and Clayton O. Williams and wife Margaret; two sisters and brother-in-law, Reba Kilgore and Bernice Bray and husband Hoyt; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill, or anytime at the home of his son, Arthur.

Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Garden of Gethsemane in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Preston Place, Smokey Mountain Hospice, Dr. Dale Soloman and his staff and his special friend, Bo Payne.

Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Hoyt O. Williams.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Hulda Ervin "Granny" Williams

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

MOUNT CARMEL - Mrs. Hulda Ervin ``Granny'' Williams , 96, formerly of Weber City, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday (Nov. 19, 1999) at the home of her son.

Mrs. Williams was born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 18, 1903, the daughter of the late Andy Ervin and Alba Penley Ervin. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, a member of Alley's Chapel Church and retired after 33 years of serving the Scott County School System.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee Williams , who died in 1936; her son, Harry Van Williams ; two brothers, Lorn and Wright Ervin; three sisters, Sarah Head, Alice Bellamy and Glady Ervin.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Billy K. and Shirley Williams , Mount Carmel; daughter and son-in-law, Joy Lee and Charles W. Williams , Mount Carmel; four grandchildren, Ina Sue Williams , Donna Kaye Williams Goad, Rhonda and grandson-in-law, Robbie Collins, Gregory Van Williams and granddaughter-in-law, Amy Marshall Williams ; two great-grandsons, Joshua K. Goad, Mykal Van Williams ; one brother, Charlie Ervin, Gate City, Va.; three sisters, Clarice Million, Blance Ervin, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Fred (Olene) McNew, Weber City, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son and daughter, Mrs. Charles Williams .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be provided by Junior and Norma Smith.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ervin Family Cemetery on Copper Ridge in the Manville community. Kenneth Ervin, Robbie Collins, Kemper Million, Joshua Goad, Wayne Bellamy, Kenneth Head, Dwight Lane and Gregory Williams will serve as pallbearers. Howard Ervin, Harry Ray Ervin, Shannon Lee Calhoun and Chad Gose will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.

Submited by Don Lane

Imogene Elva "Jeanne" (Wampler) Williams

Jeanne Wampler Williams, 84, Gate City, VA passed away, Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Williams was born in Scott County, VA on November 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Clyde Freeman and Pluma Elliott Wampler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Quentin Williams in 2005; son, Ricky Williams; sister, Myra Nell Wampler Kilgore; and brother, Henry Boyd Wampler.

Surviving is her special nephew, Quentin Russell Kilgore along with several other nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Annie Wampler and brother-in-law, Carl Kilgore, whom she loved dearly.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry L. Hall and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Burial will follow the service Friday, July 15, 2011 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Weber City, 155 Shady Elm Lane, Weber City, VA 24290-7299.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jeanne Wampler Williams.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Ina Gay (Lawson) Williams

KINGSPORT - Ina L.Williams, 79, of Kingsport , passed away on Monday ( July 30, 2007 ) at her residence following a brief illness.

Mrs. Williams was born in Natural Tunnell, Va. on May 19, 1928 to the late Ullyses Grant Lawson and Nancy Mullins Lawson. She was a member of State Line Baptist Church . She loved to spend time taking care of her grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Williams Sr.; her son, Raymond "Eddie" Williams Jr.; sister, Lavada McDavid; and brothers, Charlie, Sam, Vincent and Grant Lawson.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Cave and husband, Barry of Church Hill; son, Marty Williams and wife, Marcei of Kingsport; five granddaughters, Whitney Kincer, Morgan, Austyn and Madison Cave and Emily Williams; one step-granddaughter, Meghan Kincer; brother, Gene Lawson of Gate City, Va.; and sister, Violet Camper of Hiltons, Va.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Friends and family may also visit anytime at her residence.

Services will be conducted immediately after with Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Singing will be provided by Jackson Harmony.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Pallbearers will be Phil Gardner, Louie Camper, Ronnie Ratliff, Kenneth Shanks, Jimmy Shanks, Nick Butler, Aaron Harper, Zack Gardner, Levi Gardner and Tyler Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Children's Miracle Network or the American Cancer Society.

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Don Lane

Irene Maria (Madina) Williams

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Irene Maria Williams, (Alley Valley community) passed away Wednesday, (June 23, 1999) at Sunrise Brookhaven in Kingsport.

She was born in Rio Grande County, Colo., but had resided in Scott County most of her life and was a homemaker. Mrs. Williams was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Medina in 1975 and her mother, Mary Vigil Medina in 1989.

Surviving are her husband, Edsel K. Williams , Ft. Blackmore, Va.; a daughter, Jennifer K. Stanley, Memphis; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Ruby Williams , Ft. Blackmore, Va., Faron (Blue) and Susan (Tootie) Williams , Nickelsville, Va., Mark and Tina Williams , Gate City, Steven and Glenda Williams , Elizabethtown, Ky.; sisters, Faye Jarman, Denver, Colo., Mary Earthman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Charles Medina and John Medina, both of Monte Vista, Colo.; grandchildren, Brandon Williams , Nathaniel Williams , Daniel Williams , Mark Arther Williams , Anna Williams ; stepgrandchildren, Drew and Megan Addington.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Williams Cemetery (Alley Valley). Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Jackson Lee "Jack" Williams

GASTONIA, N.C. - Jackson Lee (Jack) Williams, 66, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2006) at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1939 in Scott County, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Williams and was the son of the late Issac Pat and Thelma Hilton Williams.

Surviving are stepdaughters, Phyllis Robb, Marie Kirby and Kathy Parker, all of Gastonia; brothers, James Williams of Clinchport, Va., Ronald Williams of Kingsport and Dale Williams of Gate City, Va.; 20 step-grandchildren and 18 step great-grandchildren.

Services are private.

Arrangements by Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, Gastonia, N.C.

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Submitted by Don Lane

James Richard Williams

GATE CITY , Va. — James “Richard” Williams, 64, passed away Saturday, (Nov. 27, 2010) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a lifelong resident of Gate City , Va. , and was of the Baptist faith. Richard was owner and operator of Williams Heating and Air in Gate City, Va. Richard was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed all the joys of farming; especially the harvesting and canning of the fruits of his labor. He was an avid outdoor man. He was a master tradesman, but his passion and love was sheet metal applications and design. He had a great passion for the genealogy of the Williams and Crooke families dating back to the 1400s.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Thomas Williams and Mary Ellen Crooke Williams; sisters, Cara Sue Williams and Dana Louise Williams.

Surviving are his daughters, Tammie Williams Heaton and husband Gary, Gray, Tenn , Leslie Williams Tomlinson and husband Scott, Kingsport; son, Timothy Martin Williams and wife, Jennifer, Gate City, Va; grandchildren, Andrew Dustin Williams, Scottie “Allen” Weddle, Rachel Lauren Williams, Savannah Nichole Williams, Colin William Heaton, Benjamin Roy Tomlinson and Norah Faith Tomlinson; fiancee, Patsy Sizemore, Gate City; honorary grandchildren, Ryan Edward Sizemore and Ashley Nichole Sizemore; sister, Trellis Tucker, Kingsport; brother, Donald Williams, Gate City; aunts, Ruth Stallard, Nickelsville, Va., and Velma Williams, Gate City; mother of his children, Linda Williams, Gate City, Va.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Weber City , Va.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. with Dr. Johnny Kendrick, Pastor Mike Mellons and Rev. Bob R. Lane officiating.

Music will be provided by Dr. Johnny Kendrick.

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

The family will be meeting at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Williams, Allen Weddle, Gary Heaton, Scott Tomlinson, Brent Spivey, Nathan Williams, Kent Snapp and Robert Sizemore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Parks, Monroe Richardson, Fred Helms, Joe Carter, Lawrence Baker, Phillip Crooke, Paul Crooke, Gary Russell, Kent Taylor, George Howard, Bill Stallard, Johnny Stallard, Bill Ervin, Ronnie Watson, Frank Bolling, Coastal Supply employees (Kingsport) and Carrier Mid South employees.

Flowers or memorial gifts may be delivered to the church between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Clintwood-Colley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Jerial Eugene Williams

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Jerial Eugene Williams, 70, entered into rest Thursday, (April 26, 2007) at his residence.

He was born in Scott County, Va. May 29, 1936 to the late Arland and Bonnie Rhoton Williams.

Mr. Williams was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Kate Williams.

Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Conley Doran, Gate City, and Debbie and Mike Steadman, Kingsport; son, Shannon Williams, Gate City; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Kemp Million, Kingsport, Doris and David Tipton, and Brenda and Bobby Hall, all of Gate City; grandchildren, Daryl Doran, Brian Doran, Bridgette Dennis, Mitchell Steadman and Delayna Steadman; great-grandchildren, Lexia Doran, Mallory Doran, Trinity Dennis, Kandace Livesay and David Doran; special friend, Morella Duncan; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Shoreline.

Military graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Herman Church Cemetery, East Carters Valley. The family will meet at 12 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Tipton, Aaron Tipton, Kevin Hall, Danny Casteel, Mitchell Steadman, Brian Doran, Mike Steadman, Conley Doran and Joe Kerns.

Honorary pallbearer will be Fred Amyx.

Submitted by Don Lane

Jerry Wayne Williams

Jerry Wayne Williams, 48, 1109 Lomax Street, Kingsport, died Monday (Dec. 7, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport.

Surviving are four daughters, Nancy Cutshall, and Gladys Williams, both of Greeneville, Tenn., Sherry Ann Martin, and Amy Williams, both of Kingsport; five sons, Jerry Wayne Williams, Jr., Greeneville, Tenn., Joe Johnson, Jerry Lynn Williams, David Williams, and Henry Johnson, all of Kingsport; several grandchildren; his mother, Gladys Slagle, Kingsport; one half-sister, Anna Lou Kitzmiller, Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Richards, and the Rev. Amos Lockhart officiating.

Burial will be in the Blountville Cemetery.

(From Kingsport Times-News of Wednesday, December 9, 1992)

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

John Henry Williams

KINGSPORT - John Henry Williams, 73, went to be with the Lord on Friday ( Dec. 26, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with heart disease and cancer.

Mr. Williams was born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 23, 1930. He loved gardening, flowers, cooking, fishing and trains. He retired from the railroad in 1972.

He was a member of the North East Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Williams and Ethel Bellamy Williams; as well as several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Nell Smith Williams of the home; a daughter, Deborah Jane Gilliam of the home; a son, Johnny Michael Williams and wife Cammie; four grandchildren, Tiffany Brooke Gilliam, Summer Brooke Williams, Chelsey Autumn Williams, Lauren Renee Vaughn; a brother, Ezra Williams, Kingsport; three sisters, Lola Minnick and husband Kelsy, Kingsport, Shirley Reed and husband Dallas, Tampa, Fla., and Rosie Cooper, Kingsport; several half brothers and sisters; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park . Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Center or to the Oncology Dept. of Holston Valley Medical Center.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Juanita Faye Williams

NORTON, Va. — Juanita Faye Williams, 64, went home to be with her Savior on Sunday (Jan. 7, 2007) at the Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Va.

She was a member of the West Norton Church and Ladies Auxiliary and she was loved by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dundy F. Williams Sr.; and a nephew, Roy Lee Page Jr.

Surviving are her mother, Leola Williams of Norton, Va.; a sister, Anna Page and husband, Roy Lee Sr. of Wise, Va.; a brother, Jimmy F. Williams Sr. of Norton, Va.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and greatnephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Glenn Ritchie officiating.

Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

A special thanks to her care givers, Mollie Trent, Tressia Hollinger, employees of Mt. View Regional Medical Center and Life Care Ambulance Service.

Sturgill Funeral Homes 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements

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J. P. Williams

J.P. Williams, 78, 5012 Surrey Drive, formerly of 517 Midfield Avenue, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12, 1992) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Hawkins County, he was a son of the late Abner and Elizabeth Head Williams.

He was retired in 1976 from Tennessee Eastman Company, his last service being in Power and Service Division.

He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Hammond Post 3.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Juanita Williams in 1991; a brother, Walter Williams.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Margie) Sawyer, Surgoinsville, and Betty Morrell, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one son, Paul Williams, Kingsport; five grandchildren; three sisters, Beulah Hall, Lula Owens, and Virgie Morrell, all of Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home or anytime at the home of the son, 5012 Surrey Drive.

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

Committal services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in East Lawn Memorial Park with military rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post 3.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Grace (Henderson) Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Mrs. Lillian Grace Henderson Williams, 93, entered into eternal rest Friday (June 8, 2001) at Church Hill Health Care.

Mrs. Williams was born in Scott County, Va., on Sept. 18, 1907, a daughter of the late Joseph Hickman and Mary Ellen Patton Henderson.

She was a United States veteran serving as an Army nurse during World War II and later worked in the nursing profession. She was a member of the Gate City Rebekah Lodge No. 86 and of the Gate City Chapter No. 116 Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hampton Williams in 1986; two sisters, Loretta Henderson and Mabel Gould; and one brother, J.P. Henderson.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Mary Quillen Williams, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Donald R. and Marga L. Williams, Kingsport; three grandsons, John Williams, David Williams and Christopher Williams; two great-grandsons, Thomas Williams and Alex Williams; one great-granddaughter, Shannon Williams; one sister, Alice Richardson, Portland, Ore.; one brother-in-law, Dr. Leland Gould, Coquielle, Ore.; one step grandson, Ronnie Lisenby; and two step great-grandsons, James and David Lisenby; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Juanita S. Falin Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Hoilman and the Rev. John Daniel officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The family will be meeting at 12:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the graveside service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests that those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Williams to the Gate City First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 97, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Lucian Clarence Williams

Lucian Clarence Williams, 72, 1000 Plantation Road #B-12, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday [7/31/1985] at Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County, he had resided in Sullivan County last 50 years and was a self-employed painter, retiring due to poor health. He was a member of American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Mr. Williams was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie McGhee Williams, Kingsport; a daughter, Miss Peggy June Williams, Kingsport; five sons, Terry Lynn Williams, Danny Joe Williams, Sammy Kyle Williams, Bobby Glenn Williams and Phillip Ranny Williams, all of Kingsport; mother, Mrs. Rebecca Williams, Church Hill; four grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Riner, Church Hill, and Mrs. Willey Penley, Kingsport; a brother, Howard Williams, Kingsport.

He was predeceased by his father, Will Williams.

The body was taken to 1753 McGhee St. Wednesday, where the friends may call at anytime.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Central Assembly of God on McGhee St., with the Rev. J. W. Good and the Rev. Smith Kestner officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Kingsport Times-News, Thursday, August 1, 1985

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Mae Ruth (Jones) Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Mae "Granny" Williams, 77, of Gate City, died Sunday (July 11, 2004) at the Brian Center in Weber City, Va.

She was born in Scott County, Va., and was a member of Community Fellowship Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Richard Williams Sr.; her parents, Andrew Jackson and Florence Barnette Jones; one son, Emory Richard Williams Jr.; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her daughter, Freida Carol and husband Paul B. McConnell, Clinchport, Va.; sister, Annabelle Jones, Clinchport, Va.; brother, George Anderson Jones, Clinchport, Va.; granddaughter, Joy Michelle and husband Roger Hensley, Gate City; grandson, Stephen Mark Dean, Heidelberg, Germany; step-grandson, Tracey Paul and wife Connie McConnell, Fort Worth, Tex.; two great-grandchildren, Brandi Michelle Hensley and Richard Sean Hensley; four step-great-grandchildren, Keeley, Dana, and Conner McConnell, and Jonas Moneckert; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of the daughter, Carol McConnell, or granddaughter, Joy Hensley.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Shepard and Barry McConnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Mocassin Gap.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Family Cemetery in the Dry Valley section of Clinchport. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allen Jones, Doug Jones, Bobby Joe Williams, Josh Davidson, Matthew Davidson, and Eddie McConnell.

In memory of Mae "Granny" Williams, the family requests that a donation be made to the building fund of the Community Fellowship Baptist Church, 154 Broadwater Ave., Gate City, VA 24251.

The family would like to thank Dr. Wesley Eastridge and staff and the nurses and staff of the Brian Center for the special care that was given to Granny.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Margaret Ellen (Peery) Williams

KINGSPORT — Margaret Williams, 79, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Jan. 26, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family

She was born in Russell County, Va., on Jan. 7, 1930, to the late George Peery and Mary Lee (Bladwin) Peery and has resided in Kingsport for 53 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing for her family, friends and reading.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Peery.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years Clayton Ola Williams; sons, Robert O. "Bob" Randal and Ronald Williams; grandchildren, Clay, Kaitlyn, Kaci, Logan and Kali Williams; brother, James A. Peery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. James Paul Lane officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Caris Healthcare.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.

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Margaret Otelia (McClellan) Williams

GATE CITY  -  Mrs. Otelia McClellan Williams, 73, died in Munal Clinic at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after a lingering illness.

    She made her home in the Williams Mill community, Route 2, Gate City , and was a member of the Methodist Church .

    Her husband, Floyd Williams, died in 1955.

    Survivors include two sons, John Hampton and Grover Williams, both of Gate City , one sister, Mrs. Vada Jennings of Kingsport ; two brothers, Ransom McClellan of Scottsdale , Ariz. , and Tom McClellan of Kingsport ; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Scott County Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Carl Jones and the Rev. Ray Hargrave will officiate.  Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery .

    Pallbearers will be James, Jack, John, Kyle and Kenny McClellan, Hanzel Jennings, Offerel Jennings, and T. D. Whisman.

    The body will remain at the funeral home.

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

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Margaret Rosa (Castle) Williams

KINGSPORT - Margaret Rosa Williams, 75, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday (June 3, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Margaret was born August 30, 1926 in Kingsport, a daughter of the late Conley A. and Emma Mae Dinsmore Castle. She was the widow of Rev. Eugene Williams.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Mae Hooper; brother, Frank Oliver Castle, and an infant brother.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Billy Smith of Kingsport; grandson and wife, John Allen and Angie Smith of Kingsport; granddaughter and husband, Tammy and Will Laster of Kingsport; four great-granddaughters, Grace Ann Smith, Beth Laster, Summer Laster and Laura Ann Laster, all of Kingsport; sisters and brother-in-law, Juanita and Stewart Vaughan of Kingsport, and Dorothy Stanley of Alabama; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert and Wanda Castle, Gladys Williams, Lois Forgety, all or Kingsport, and Thelma Castle of St. Paul, Va.; special friends, Lynn and Rodney Powers and daughter Regina; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. T.J. Knox and the Rev. Grady Lee officiating.

Burial will follow in the garden of Everlasting Life 3 in the East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be John Smith, Will Laster, Greg Street, Daryl Castle, Ken Wright and James Church.

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Marie (McGhee) Williams

KINGSPORT — Marie Williams went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday (Dec. 6, 2008).

She was a lifelong resident of the West View community. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William (Bill) and Nancy McGhee; husband, Clarence Williams; children, Phillip (Ranny) and Danny Williams; sisters, Lucille McGhee and Hazel Nelms; brother, William (Junior) McGhee; and daughter-in-law, Inez Williams.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby Williams, Sammy Williams and wife, Pam and Terry Williams; daughter, Peggy Williams; sister, Jean Robinette; brothers, Charles McGhee and Otis McGhee; grandchildren, Peggy Galloway and husband, Eddie, Phillip Williams, Chanda Winegar and husband, Alan, Chayna Crawford and husband, Robbie, Branten Williams, Kim Williams, Jacob Williams and Laura Williams; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Allison Galloway, Shandi Coates, Emily and Megan Winegar, Shayden and Gaige Crawford; great-great-grandchildren, Landon Dingus and Kaylen Coates; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Church Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for their care of Marie.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home of the son and daughter Bobby and Peggy Williams.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Central Assembly of God on McGhee Street.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the church with Elijah Woods officiating.

Pallbearers will be Rodney McGhee, Ronald McGhee, Steve Nelms, Alan Winegar and Robbie Crawford.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Marie McGhee Williams.

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Mary Ellen (Crooke) Williams

Mary Ellen Crooke Williams, "Aunt Ted" to many, age 81, 294 East Jackson St., Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, September 30, 1999 at her home after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was born June 16, 1918. She was a faithful wife, loving mother, mother-in-law and mamaw. Her home, children, grandchildren and friends were her pride and joy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Thomas Williams ; two daughters, Dana Louise Williams and Cara Sue Williams ; her parents, James S. and Amanda L. Crooke.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Trellis ``Tee'' S. and Don R. Tucker, Kingsport, TN; two sons and daughters-in-law: William Donald and Doris Williams, Gate City, Va., James Richard and Linda Williams , Gate City, Va.; one sister, Ollie B. Williams , Kingsport; one brother, W.L. Crooke, Weber City, Va.; six grandchildren: Tammie W. Williams , Tim Williams , Leslie Williams , Nathan Williams , Tessa Spivey Snapp and Brent Spivey. Five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 2, 1999 at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today, Oct. 2, 1999 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wrightly Salling, Rev. Bob Lane, and Rev. Eritt Darnell officiating.

Music will be provided by Leanne Darnell and John Daniel.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Darnell, Marty Elliott, Tony Smith, Allen Moore, David Burke, Bill Ervin, Ronald Gillenwater, and Donald Gillenwater. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Williams , Nathan Williams , Mark Williams , Brent Spivey, Allen Weddle, Andrew Williams , Paul Crooke, and Phillip Crooke.

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Michael Bradford Williams

GATE CITY, Va. - Michael Bradford Williams, 60, passed away Thursday (Sept. 25, 2003) in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Wise County, but had spent his entire life in Scott County. He was a son of the late L. Bee and Wanda Lane Williams. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. with 33 years of service. His last service was in the Polymers Division (DMT Department).

Surviving are his wife, Jane Shelton Williams, Gate City, Va.; three sons, Steve F. Williams and wife Cindy of Gate City, Va., Bradford R. Williams and wife Cynthia of Talbott, Tenn., and Mark A. Williams of Gate City, Va.; eight grandchildren, Steven, Jennifer, Stephani, Matthew, Sarah, Nathan, Andrew, Rachel; one sister, Dianna Margaret Williams of Owensboro, Ky.; one brother, Stewart (Bo) Williams and wife Debbie of Gate City, Va.; and one nephew, Christopher Williams.

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

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

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bright Cemetery in Hiltons, Va.

Pallbearers will be Rick France, Dan Shelton, Ron Dickerson, Jerry Venable, Charlie Green and Tom Gilliam.

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Michael David "Hoss" Williams

KINGSPORT - Michael David "Hoss" Williams, 42, went to be with the Lord on Saturday ( Sept., 23, 2006 ).

A lifelong resident of Kingsport , Hoss had a kind heart and a good soul. Although he had little he gave much.

Hoss was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Ruth Hite Pannell; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and a special aunt, Sissy Hite.

In addition to his father, Ezra L. Williams, he is survived by his daughter, Cecilia Williams; son, Cameron Williams; stepdaughter, Alicia Lanford; brothers, Stephen Leon Williams and Richard H. Hamm; sisters, Teresa Powers and Vinita Chen; several nieces and nephews as well as three grand-nieces, Rebecca, Maggie and Journey.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. today and a memorial service will follow at Destiny Church , 1723 Park St. , Kingsport . Richard Hamm will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gideon Memorial Bible Program (www.gideons.org/payments/donationsmemorial/) or the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Quillen College of Medicine, P.O. Box 70582 , Johnson City , Tenn. 7614-1708.

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Mozella Williams

WEBER CITY, Va. — Mozella Williams, 74, entered into rest Wednesday (April 22, 2009) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Scott County, Va., to the late Kelly and Della Mae Sloan Williams.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Kermit Williams and Cleo Williams.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol and Melvin Culbertson, Gate City, Va.; son, Dennis Williams, Weber City, Va.; grandchildren, Regina and Robbie Mahan, Kingsport and Heather Culbertson; sister, Betty Johnson, Blackwater, Va.; brother, Cecil Williams, Deerfield, Va.; special friend, Dorothy Rhoton; great-grandson, Peyton Mahan; special nephew, Garland Williams; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Kenneth Neeley and Pastor Bob Cloud officiating.

Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Ollie Belle (Crooke) Williams

KINGSPORT - Ollie Belle Williams, 88, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) after a period of declining health.

Ollie Belle was born July 26, 1913 in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late James S. and Amanda A. Benton Crooke. She was a loving mother and grandmother whose smile and tender loving heart will be missed. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl "Kell'' Williams; infant son, Harpel Odean Williams; sister, Mary Ellen Williams; and a brother, Lemual Crooke.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Garney M. and Juanita Williams, Gate City, Va.; five daughters, Bennie J. and son-in-law, Hagan Joyce, Brinda S. Frye, Alice Jane and son-in-law, David Burke, all of Kingsport, Claythe L. and son-in-law, Tommy Moore, Phyllis M. and son-in-law, Rev. Larry Spivey, all of Gate City, Va.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews who were all very dear and special to her.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of the daughters, Claythe Moore, 140 Hilton Road, Weber City, Va., and Alice Jane Burke, 242 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Spivey, the Rev. John Henry and the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.

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

Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Gary Moore, Randall Spivey, Jeff Winegar, Jack Prince, Blake Hunley and Dennis Deloach will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scottie Williams and Mark Williams.

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Ollie Mae (Fritz) Williams

PATTONSVILLE — Ollie Fritz Williams, 86, Pattonsville community, passed away Friday (April 11, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born on Nov. 30, 1921 in Scott County, Va. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Rollers Chapel Church and Red Hill Memorial Church.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, Charles and Maggie Vaughn Fritz; husband, James Arthur Williams; brothers, William Fritz and Walter Fritz; sisters, Dona Edwards, Minnie Bowen, Virgie Barnette, Charmie Hilton and Nellie Fritz.

She is survived by sons, Charles E. and Bulah Williams, Weber City, Va., James Kenneth and Linda Williams, Fairland, Ind., Carl Douglas and Pat Williams, Gate City, Va., Robert Lee and Wanda Williams, Blountville, Gary and Claudell Williams, Kingsport, Ricky and Janice Williams, Kingsport, Stanley and Sandie Williams, Duffield, Va., Roger and Joyce Williams, Duffield, Va.; and daughter, Betty Fields, Mount Carmel; sisters, Amy Mooneyhan, Chatanooga, Tenn. and Lola Harless, Warrenton, Va.; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews,

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at her residence.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood, Brother T.J. Hood, Rev. Albert Williams and Pastor Leland Salyer officiating.

Music will be provided by the Hood Family.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Albert Williams Sr. Family Cemetery (Pattonsville community) Duffield, Va.

The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 1 p.m.Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews.

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Ova ( Raleigh ) Williams

NORTON, Va. - Ova Raleigh Williams , 67, died Wednesday ( Jan. 19, 2000 ) in St. Mary's Hospital. A lifelong resident of Wise County , Va. , she attended the Freedom of Worship Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Sue Mefford.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Williams , of the home; four daughters, Debbie Isom, Rhonda Cooke, Shelia Hensley, all of Norton, Va., and Paula Gilliam, Big Stone Gap, Va.; a son, Delbert Williams , Norton, Va.; an aunt, Ethel Steele, of the home; six grandchildren, Kim Mullins, Teresa Mullins, Stacey Robinson, Penny Greear, Missy Hamilton and Matthew Gilliam; three great-grandchildren, Mark Benton Mullins, Autum Mullins and Amber Gentry; a host of friends and relatives.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Jenkins and Michael Hunsucker officiating.

Burial will follow in the White Oak Gap Cemetery.

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Patrick Hagan "Pat" Williams

Patrick (Pat) Williams, Sr., 67, Rt. 4, Lone Star Community, Kingsport passed away at 6 a.m. Thursday at Holston Valley Community Hospital after a lingering illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport for the past 50 years. Williams worked at Tennessee Eastman Company for 32 years before

retiring two years ago. He was a member of Highland Park Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Williams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gracie Smith Williams; four daughters, Mrs. Marlene Shelton, Mrs. Ruby Forbes, Mrs. Faye Barnett, and Miss Jean Williams all of Kingsport; five sons, Patrick Williams, Jr., Elmer Williams, Ralph Williams, Ray Williams and Ronald Williams, all of Kingsport; two half sisters, Mrs. Lois Forgety of Kingsport and Mrs. Eura Murphy of Bristol; four half brothers, Eugene Williams of Kingsport, Woodrow Williams of Jonesboro, Garland Williams of Virginia and Everett Williams of Hawaii; 24 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Rev. Taylor Bailey, Rev. Joe Piftman, and Rev. Jack Forbes officiating. Burial will be in Lone Star Cemetery.

The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 lo 9 p.m. today.

(K1NGSPORT NEWS, Friday, June 10, 1966)

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Patrick Hagen Williams, Jr.

KINGSPORT - Patrick H. Williams, Jr., 71, 752 Emory Church Road, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday (March 28, 2001) after a courageous battle with diabetes.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and served as an airplane mechanic in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

Mr. Williams was an operator in organic chemicals at Eastman Chemical Company for 30 years.

He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He was a kind, meek gentleman who influenced everyone he knew. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Hagen Williams, Sr. and Grace Ellen Williams; four sisters, Ruby Forbes, Jean, Edna, and Frances Williams; and two brothers, Clifton and Hansford Williams.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Inez Jones Williams, Kingsport; daughter, Lisa Williams Everhart, Church Hill; son, Patrick H. Williams III, Mountain City; three grandchildren, Amy Rowland, Charlotte Williams, and Patrick H. "Bubba" Williams IV; two sisters, Faye Barnett and husband, Thomas, Kingsport, Marlene Young, Birmingham, Ala.; four brothers, Ralph Williams, Kingsport, Wallace Williams and wife, Ruby, Kingsport, Elmer "Zeke" Williams, Rex, Ga., and Ronald Williams and wife, Clairene, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Jack Forbes, John Jones, and Larry Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Pallbearers will be Patrick H. Williams IV, Harold Williams, Darrell Williams, Freddie Dougherty, Ben Lawson, Greg Bishop, and Tim Rowland.

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Paul Doyle Williams

GATE CITY , Va. - Paul (Doyle) Williams, 82, died Thursday ( Oct. 5, 2000 ) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. on April 1, 1918 , he was a son of the late William Henry Williams and Ethel Bellamy Williams.

Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1980 after 34 years of service.

He was a member of Sally's Chapel Baptist Church .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Conley E. Williams; brothers, Ambers Williams, Alvin Williams, Carl Williams and Willie Williams; sisters, Pat Kerns and Mary Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Edith Falin Williams, Gate City, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Jack Johnson, Church Hill and Daphine and Wayne Winegar, Yuma, Va.; two sons and daughter-in-law, Renda Williams and wife, Gail, Church Hill and Myron Williams, Dothan, Ala.; two granddaughters, Leslie Kilbourne and Falin Williams; four grandsons, Paul Morris Williams, Eric Johnson, Alan and wife, Shanda Winegar and Curtis and wife, Becky Winegar; two great-granddaughters, Marissa Kilbourne and Lauren Winegar; stepgrandsons and wives, Travis and April Martin and Brian and Mary Martin; stepgreat-grandsons, Benjamin Martin, Nathaniel Martin and Cody Reece; four sisters, Pearl Grisby, Leesburg, Fla., Rose Cooper, Colonial Heights, Lola Minnick, Kingsport and Shirley Reed, Tampa, Fla.; and two brothers, Ezra Williams and John Williams, both of Kingsport.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Boone and Elder Eckel Herron officiating.

Music will be by the Davidson Sisters and Junior Smith and Family Tradition.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery . The family will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Morris Williams, Eric Johnson, Curtis Winegar, Alan Winegar, Johnny Williams, Danny Williams, and Lowell Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Thompson, J.C. Fraley, Lee Smith, Mike Click, Bill Oney, Milton Woods, Kyle Jennings and Claude Bledsoe.

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Pauline (Carty) Williams

KINGSPORT - Pauline C. Williams, 77, 701 Morrison Ave., went to be with the Lord Thursday (May 11, 2000) after a brief illness.

Mrs. Williams had been a resident of Sullivan County most of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Nannie Bell Carty; a daughter, Geniva Williams Snapp; and brother, Estel Carty.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph W. Williams, Kingsport; daughter, JoAnn Hamilton and husband, J.R., Pikeville, Ky.; two sons, Lloyd T. Williams and Eddie W. Williams, both of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Melvin W. Frasure, Melinda Evans, Anna Frasure, Mark Frasure, Paula Frasure, Karen Bowen, Holly Lynett Hall, Jon Wade Thurston, Scottie Thurston and Jeffery Thurston; five great-grandchildren, Keelie Shea Hall, Sierra and Diona Jarrell, Brent Vanover and Tiffany Dawn Vanover; one sister, Lena Lane, Kingsport; one brother, Hubert Carty; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Jack Forbes, Pastor E.L. Wheeler and Donnie Hall, minister, officiating.

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

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Ralph W. "Burr" Williams

KINGSPORT - Ralph "Burr" Williams, 81, 701 Morison Avenue, went to be with the Lord at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday (May 1, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Mr. Williams was employed with Tennessee Eastman Company for 44 years, retiring in 1981.

He was of the Holiness faith.

Mr. Williams was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline C. Williams (May, 2000); a daughter, Geniva Snapp Williams; parents, Grace and Patrick Williams; two brothers, Hagan and Clifton Williams; and two sisters, Ruby Forbes and Jean Williams.

Surviving are a daughter, Joann and husband, Emitt Hamilton, Jr., Pikeville, Ky.; two sons, Lloyd T. Williams and Eddie W. Williams, both of Kingsport; ten grandchildren, Melvin W. Frasure, Melinda Evans, Anna Frasure, Mark Frasure, Paula Jarrell, Karen Bowen, Jon Thurston, Holly Hall, Scott Thurston and Jeff Thurston; six great-grandchildren, Keelie Hall, Ciara Jarrell, Dionna Jarrell, Brent Vanover, Tiffany Vanover and Paige Mills; two sisters, Faye Barnett, Kingsport, and Marlene Young, Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, Ronald Williams, Kingsport, Ray Williams, Kingsport, and Elmer Williams, Rex, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Jack Forbes, Pastor E.L. Wheeler, and Donnie Hall, Minister, officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be Tony Bowen, Melvin Frasure, Donnie Hall, Jeff Thurston, Gary Williams and Steve Jarrell.

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Roy Edward "Ed" Williams

MOUNT CARMEL -Roy Edward Williams , 63, 536 Cedar Street, went to be with the Lord late Tuesday afternoon (April 20, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va., (Manville) moving at an early age. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, (Gate City). He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Obert and Alene Lane Williams ; one sister, Patricia Williams .

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Cradic Williams , of the home; three daughters, Ms. Brenda Watts, Ms. Salley Netherton, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Ms. Dianne Williams , Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one son, Edward Williams , Hendersonville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Randy Cradic and Jeffery Cradic both of Church Hill, seven grandchildren; two step granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Mack (Elizabeth) Peters, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Bobby Gene Williams , Manassas, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or anytime at the residence, 536 Cedar Street. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Preacher B. D. Cradic and the Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.

Military graveside services will follow at Elm Springs Cemetery with the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754 in charge.

Pallbearers will be volunteer firemen of the area. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Church Hill Police Department, Mount Carmel Police Department, Hawkins County Sheriffs Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

 

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Roy Howard Williams

KINGSPORT - Roy H. Williams, 83, passed away Monday (June 5, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County on Nov. 5, 1922 and was the son of the late Wilburn Williams and Fannie Bledsoe Williams. He retired from Eastman Kodak with 39 years 6 months service.

Mr. Williams attended Freedom Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elta Marie Jones; brothers, Emory Williams and Harvey B. Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Virgie Mullins Williams, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Ophelia and Jimmy Williams, Kingsport; step-daughters, Nancy Williams and husband D. Ray, Church Hill, Linda Gillenwater and husband Jim, Nickelsville, Va., Lori Strong and husband Richard, Old Town, Fla.; step-sons, Robert Fields, Kingsport, Jimmy Fields and wife Ren'e, Wayne Fields and wife Barbara, all of Church Hill; sisters, Kate Lynch and Betty Jones both of Duffield, Va.; brother, J.W. Williams and wife Dot, Kingsport; several step-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh and the Rev. Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating.

Music will be provided by Linda Gillenwater and Robert Mullins.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Brookhaven Nursing Home and Indian Path Medical Center for all their loving care.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Leo "Bob" Williams

KINGSPORT - Robert L. "Bob" Williams, 76, of Wellington Place, was made well again Friday (Aug. 26, 2005).

Bob was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a 1946 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He retired from Mead Corporation in 1990 as an instrument supervisor.

He was a member of Litz Manor Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Bachman Williams, Kingsport; two daughters, Linda Alice Williams, Knoxville, and Donna Huelskamp, Winchester, Va.; two sons, Robert L. Williams Jr. and Christopher Lawrence Williams, both of Kingsport; one grandson, Alexander Michael Huelskamp; one granddaughter, Amanda Elizabeth Ann Huelskamp; and one brother, Roy James Williams of Bristol, Va.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Litz Manor Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Bill Steele officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Wellington Place of Colonial Heights, 400 Professional Park, Kingsport, TN 37663.

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

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Ruby Thelma (Babb) Williams

KINGSPORT - Ruby Thelma Babb Williams, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Monday (April 26, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born on March 10, 1924 in Springfield, Mo., and was the daughter of Carl and Rosa Babb. She had resided in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Sullivan High School and was a homemaker.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and loved quilting and sewing for her family.

Mrs. Williams was a former member of Solomon's Temple Missionary Baptist Church, a current member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and a member of the Ladies II Sunday School Class. She served as secretary/treasurer of Women on Mission for several years, and she loved her church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Wallace Ray Williams, Sr.; a son, Wallace Ray Williams, Jr.; a grandson, Wallace Ray Williams, III; a daughter, Deborah Adkins; a sister, Lydia Conkin; and two brothers, Henry and L.C. Babb.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Canty and husband, Jim, Kingsport; one son, Gary Williams and wife, Linda, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren, Karen Prillhart, Jennifer Cheek, Dinah Jo Dykes, Elizabeth Dunn, John Williams, Chris Dykes, Mark Canty, Kevin Dykes, Sheri Williams, Amy Franklin and Lydia (Nikki) Williams; nine great-grandchildren, Becky Williams, Alexis Rae Prillhart, James Prillhart, Zachary Dunn, Lucas Dunn, Kaylee Cheek, Hannah Johnson, Zane Franklin, and Austin Williams; two brothers, Carl and J.L. Babb; and four sisters, Molly Brignac, Barbara Sizemore, Daisy Walden, and Hassie Hurt.

Special thanks should go to Michelle Arnold who served as her caregiver.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Kelly and Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be John Williams, Kevin Dykes, Chris Dykes, Mark Canty, Alan Prillhart, Lee Dunn, James Prillhart, and Ben Franklin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Dunn, Lucas Dunn, Austin Williams and Zane Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Love Meals Fund of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 125 Coley St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ruby Williams.

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Salley Alene (Lane) Williams

KINGSPORT - Salley Alene Lane Williams , 81, Gate City, Va., formerly of 129 Holcomb St., died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Wexford House after an extended illness. Born in Scott County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport for more than 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham ``Super'' and Canzady Lowe Lane; husband, Obert M. Williams ; daughter, Patricia Williams ; five brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Peters, Gate City, Va.; sons, Ed Williams , Mount Carmel and Bobby Williams , Manassas, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Geneva Lane, Kingsport; a brother, Delmer Lane, Hiltons, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and anytime at 536 Cedar St., Mount Carmel. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Kilbourne and the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Foundation, P.O. Box 3301, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

 

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Elder Samuel Ronnie Williams

CLINCHPORT, Va. — Elder Samuel Ronnie Williams, 71, Clinchport, Va., went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 1, 2009 , at Indian Path Medical Center .

He attended Mercy Seat Ministries at 376 Bob Jobe Road , Kingsport .

He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Ruth Williams; one sister, Helen Williams; also, Jean Williams, and Betty Williams.

Surviving is his faithful wife, Phyllis Ann Williams; daughters, Elaine Griffith and Teresa Baird; father, Marvin Glenn Williams; and sister, Glenda Waggaman; grandchildren, Celeste Hess, Carrie Hackler, Cathie Clark, Jessica Boyd; great grandchildren, Gregory Hess, Laura Hess, Conner Hackler, Chloe Hackler and Cameron Boyd; step-sons, Mark Aaron Dingus and Brian Anthony Dingus.

It was the wishes of Mr. Williams that he be cremated and there be no formal funeral services.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to a host of family and friends for all their prayers and support during this difficult time.

May God bless each of you and keep you in His loving care always.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Elder Samuel Ronnie Williams.

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Sarah Katherine “Kathy” ( Jackson ) Williams

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Sarah Kathy Williams, 69, went to be with the Lord Monday ( Nov. 4, 2002 ) at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Wise County , Va. , on July 1, 1933 to the late Alvin Marion Jackson and Bonnie Mae Collins Jackson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Williams; a stepdaughter, Beverly June Pratt; sister, Lona Mae Phillips, half sisters, Nancy Jackson Smith, Bertha Jackson Minnix, Pauline Jackson Dean; brother, Robert Jackson, half brothers, Tommy Jackson and Reece Jackson.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Debbie Williams, Gate City, Va.; stepdaughter and husband, Vilas and Gary Bowen, Gate City, Va.; stepsons and wives, Pete and Betty Austin, Kingsport, Wendell and Ella Williams, Pikeville, Ky., Jerry and Freida Williams, Gate City, Va.; half brother and wife, Creed and Virginia Wallen, Middletown, Ohio; grandchild, Aaron Scott Williams; stepgrandchildren, Calvin Wendell Williams Jr. and Jerry Matthew Williams II; two stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lennis France officiating.

Music will be provided by Durham 's Chapel Quartet.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, 105 Clonce Street , Weber City , Va. 24290 .

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Thelma Madge (Hilton) Williams

HILTONS, Va.-- Thelma Madge Hilton Williams, 79, Route 4, Hiltons, Va., died Friday (Jan. 31, 1992) at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Born in Hiltons, Va., she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Patton Williams in 1986, her parents, Amos Steven and Sarah Freeman Hilton; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are four sons, Dale H. Williams, Gate City, Va., James S. Williams, Clinchport, Va., Ronald G. Williams, Kingsport and Jackson L. Williams, Gastonia, N.C.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Martin Lee Hilton Sr., and John S. Hilton, both of Nickelsville, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of Dale Williams.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Williams Cemetery.

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Thelma (Skeens) Williams

Thelma Williams, age 61, of Madison, Ga., passed away Oct. 25, 2003.

She was born in Scott County on Aug. 29, 1942, the daughter of the late Estella Sexton Skeens and the late Charlie Skeens.

Her survivors include her husband, Lonnie Williams of Madison, Ga.; daughters, Carolyn Peters of Jersey, Ga., Shannon Porter of Madison, Ga., Jennifer Berube of Covington, Ga.; sons, Ray Williams, Madison, Ga., Tommy Williams of Social Circle, Ga.; sisters, Shirley Davis of Kingsport, Tenn., Kathy Williams of Gate City; brothers, Paul Skeens of Gate City, Joe Skeens of Kileen, Texas; grandchildren, Allen Peters of Jersey, Ga., Lauren Peters of Jersey, Ga., Andrew Williams of Covington, Ga., Whitney Williams of Big Canoe, Ga., Hunter Williams of Social Circle, Ga. and Dakota Williams of Social Circle, Ga.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Jersey Holiness Church with the Rev. Lynn Head and the Rev. Arthur Johnson, Jr. officiating.

Interment followed at the Jersey Holiness Church Cemetery.

Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

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Virgie Mae (Miles) Williams

GATE CITY, Va. — Virgie Mae Miles Williams, 83, of Gate City, Va. went to be with her heavenly father on Nov. 20, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church. Her main goal in life was to work for the church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Odell Williams; mother, Mollie Moore; two sisters, Shirley Cassell and Helen Scalf; two brothers, Nathan Miles and Tommy Moore; special sister-in-law, Estell Carter.

She is survived by her son, Larry Carter and wife, Johnni , Kentucky; brother, James Miles, Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Nick Carter, Nicole Carter, Michelle Snowden; two great-grandchildren; special friends, Shirley Edmond, Virginia Meade, Phyllis Sexton, and Howard and Carol Tipton.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. and anytime at the residence of the brother, James Miles.

Funeral services will be at 7 p. m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Brian Capps officiating.

Music will be provided by Two Disciples.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Carter, Donald Carter, Greg Carter, Ronnie Darnell, Buford Ervin, Blake Holly, Bryan Miles, and Zach Snowden.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church of Morrison City at 211 W. Carters Valley Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

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Virginia ( Franklin ) Williams

Mrs. Virginia Franklin Williams, 52, of Route 1, (Smith Shoals Addition) died at 6:30 a.m. yesterday [ 2/14/1981 ] at Indian Path Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was a former employee of J.P. Stevens Company having retired in Nov. 1980 and also a member of Calvary Baptist Church , past president of member of V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of J.P. Stevens Women's Club and volunteer for American Red Cross.

Surviving are her husband, Carl J. Williams, of the home; one son, Tony Williams, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Lorraine) Ferrell and Mrs. Bert (Zella) Fleenor, both of Kingsport; seven brothers, Henry C. Franklin, Church Hill, Omer W. Franklin, Hugh K. Franklin, Elmer E. Franklin, Howard R. Franklin, Eugene V. Franklin and Carl Franklin, all of Kingsport.

Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow from Carter's Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Coates officiating.

Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens .

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Wallace Ray Williams Sr.

KINGSPORT - Wallace Ray Williams, Sr., 83, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday (May 31, 2006), following an extended illness.

He was born and raised in Sullivan County and was a graduate of Sullivan High School. Mr. Williams served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Philippine Theatre. He retired from Tennessee Eastman after 45 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Masonic Lodge #688. Mr. Williams enjoyed gardening.

As a member of Vermont United Methodist Church, he served as a Sunday School teacher and in recent years had attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church with his family.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Pat and Grace Williams; a son, Wallace Ray Williams, Jr.; a grandson, Wallace Ray Williams, III; brothers, Ralph, Clifton, Hagan, and Hansford Williams; and sisters, Ruby Forbes, Frances Williams, Edna Williams, and Jean Williams;

Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Ruby Williams, of the home; two daughters, Judy Canty and husband, Jim, Kingsport, and Deborah Adkins and husband, David; one son, Gary Williams and wife, Linda, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren, Karen Canty Prillhart, Jennifer Williams Cheek, Dinah Dykes, Elizabeth Dunn, John Williams, Chris Dykes, Mark Canty, Kevin Dykes, Sheri Williams, Amy Franklin, Lydia (Nikki) Williams; eight great-grandchildren, Becky Williams, Alexis Rae Prillhart, James Prillhart, Zachary Dunn, Lucas Dunn, Kaylee Cheek, Hannah Johnson, Zane Franklin; two sisters, Faye Barnett, Kingsport, and Marlene Young, Quinton, Ala.; two brothers, Elmer and Ronald Williams, both of Kingsport; a special aunt, Lois Forgety, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say a special thanks to his caregivers, Michelle Arnold and Rosalind Larkin.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Kelly and Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Homer Roller officiating and military rites by American Legion Post No. 3/265.

Pallbearers will be John Williams, Kevin Dykes, Chris Dykes, Mark Canty, Alan Prillhart, Ben Franklin, and Lee Dunn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Denver King, Jim Dixon, Michael Ford, Jack Casey, Dewey Lane, Wayne Taylor, Bob Brickey, and Jack Salyer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Love Meals Program at Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the Williams family.

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Wallace Ray Williams III

ROGERSVILLE - Wallace Ray Williams III, 35, 240 Byington Road, died unexpectedly Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., and attended Sullivan Central High School. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and also attended Northeast State College.

He was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the DAV and also a member of the Stone Drive Eagles Club.

He was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church and attended the Fountain of Life Baptist Church in Gray.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Ray Williams Jr.; and his grandfather, Morris S. Daugherty.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Linda (Kay) and Ken Miller, Rogersville; one daughter, Rebecca "Beckie'' Williams, Blountville; one sister, Jennifer L. Williams, Kingsport; half-sister, Nicole Williams, Florida; maternal grandmother, Aileen Daugherty, Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Wallace R. Williams Sr. and Ruby Williams, Kingsport; two stepbrothers, Kenny Miller and Chris Miller, both of Rogersville; one nephew, Justin Miller, Rogersville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Private graveside services will be conducted at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Orville Dolen and the American Legion Hammond Post #3 Color Guard in charge of graveside services.

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

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Walter Lee "Walt" Williams

MOUNT CARMEL - Walter "Walt" Lee Williams , 81, 131 Maple St., passed away Friday morning (Nov. 19, 1999) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born in Scott County, Va., he had lived in the Mount Carmel area since the early 1950s. He was a veteran of World War II and also served in the Panama and European Theater with the United States Army. He had retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1978 with 33 years of service. He served as Firechief of the Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department, where he also served as Chaplain. He was lifetime member of the Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department. He had donated numerous years of service to the City of Mount Carmel Parks and Recreation Department. He was also a member of the Mount Carmel Senior Citizens. He was a member of Mountain View Independent Baptist Church. He was an Ordained Minister who had pastored several area churches.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Floy Williams ; a daughter, Beth Williams Larkins; father, Robert Williams ; mother, Ona Gilliam Lane.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Goforth, Kingsport, Janet Roberts, Knoxville; two sons, Tommy Williams , Church Hill, Mark Williams , Knoxville; four grandsons, Nicky Larkins, Church Hill, Jason Wolfe, and Zane Larkins, both of Gray, Mark Trent, Church Hill; four sisters, Annabelle Cox, Kingsport, Margaret Stewart, Gate City, Mildred McAllister, Kingsport, Ama Lee Spivey, Gate City; three brothers, George Williams , Mount Carmel, Larry Williams , and Gary Williams , both of Gate City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may call anytime at the residence, 131 Maple St., Mount Carmel.

Services will be conducted Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Trent officiating.

Burial will be in the Church Hill Memory Gardens with the Church Hill V.F.W. Post No. 9754 in charge.

Pallbearers will be members of the Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department.

Memorial contributions may made to the Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1692, Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

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William George Williams

MOUNT CARMEL - William George Williams, 80, reached the end of his earthly journey Sunday (Sept. 14, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va., and resided in Mount Carmel most of his adult life.

He was a member of Liberty Hill Evangelical Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason in Clay Lodge #386 F&AM and served as Master in 1972. He belonged to The Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies and was a member of Jericho Shrine Temple.

He retired from Holston Defense Company after 33 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ona Williams Lane and Robert Lee Williams; his sister, Anna Belle Cox; and his brother, Walter Williams.

Surviving are his loving wife, Ruth Williams; two daughters, Linda Miller and husband Rodney of Church Hill and Lana Lane and husband Ron of Mount Carmel; two granddaughters, Kim Carico and husband Tom of Blountville and Kelli Lane of Knoxville; one grandson, Roddy Miller of Church Hill; one great-grandson, Ryan Carico of Blountville; three sisters, Margaret Stewart of Gate City, Mildred McAllister of Kingsport and Amalee Spivey of Gate City; two brothers, Larry Williams of Gate City and Gary Williams of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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 the Rev. L.D. Lane and the Rev. Earl Miller presiding. Masonic services will follow by the Clay Lodge #386 F&AM.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In place of flowers, contributions may be made to Liberty Hill Evangelical Methodist Church building fund or to the Shriners Children's Hospitals, Jericho Shrine Center.

Pallbearers will be Willie Morelock, Junior Ervin, Billy Gilliam, Ray Lawson, Gary Ketron and Bill Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Carver, Roy Depew, Jim Vaughn, Robert Williams, Floyd Horner, J.L. Leonard Jr. and Doug Begley.

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Willie Cleo "Bigfoot'' Williams

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Cleo "Bigfoot'' Williams, 71, entered into eternal rest on Friday (Feb. 15, 2002) at his residence.

Mr. Williams was born in Scott County, Va., on March 16, 1930, son of the late Kelly and Della Sloan Williams.

In addition to his parents, one brother, James Kermit Williams, preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son Franklin Rhoton, Sneedville; sisters, Mozella Williams, Gate City, Va., and Betty Johnson, Blackwater, Va.; brother, Cecil Williams, Weber City, Va.; special friend, Dorothy Rhoton, Clinchport, Va.; special niece, Carol Culbertson, and special nephew, Dennis Williams; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of his sister, Mozella Williams.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Sloan Town Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating. The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the service.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Wilmer Virgil Williams Sr.

FALL BRANCH - Mr. Wilmer "Virgil" Williams Sr., 82, 131 Painter Avenue , went home to be with the Lord Saturday (June 26, 1999) at his home after a lengthy illness.

A native of Scott County , Va. , Mr. Williams was the son of the Harve and Lois Williams . He had lived in Fall Branch for over 45 years. Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Army and retired from Eastman Chemical Company. He was a member and deacon of the Oak Glen Baptist Church .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Lane Williams ; one daughter, Joyce Dotson; and an infant sister.

Surviving include, his second wife, Pharaba Williams ; one daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Preston Hayes, Kinston, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Kathy Williams , Wilmer "Willie" and Sandy Williams , all of Fall Branch; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; six brothers, Harlen, Calvin, George, Harold, Thomas and Dwain; one sister, Dana Lawson; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Pat Hammond and the Rev. Jerry Powers officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Oak Glen Cemetery . Grandchildren and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be given to Oak Glen Baptist Church , 462 Oak Glen Circle , Fall Branch , Tenn. 37656 .

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Zella Marie (Alley) Williams

GATE CITY , Va. - Zella Marie Alley Williams , 78, Route 1, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at Norton Community Hospital . Born in Scott County , Va. , she was a homemaker. She was a member of Bellamy's Community Church .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Williams ; her parents, Vernon and Laura Bates Alley; three brothers, Loafie, Ralph and Joe Alley.

Surviving are two sons, Larry and daughter-in-law, Mary Williams , and Gary Williams , both of Gate City, Va.; two stepsons, Rev. Walter Williams and George Williams , Mt. Carmel; four stepdaughters, Anna Belle Cox and Mildred McAlister, Kingsport, Margaret Stewart and Ama Lee Spivey, Gate City, Va.; three brothers, Chester Alley, Clinchport, Va., Eugene (Gene) Alley, Weber City, Va., Clayton (Bud) Alley, Dearborn, Mich.; two sisters, Ivy Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Polly Kerns, Clinchport, Va.; four grandchildren, Tina Berry, Barbara Compton, both of Gate City, Va., Tammy Laney, Mt. Carmel, and Jennifer Shelton, Gate City, Va.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , or anytime at the residence of her son, Larry Williams .

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Lane officiating. Music will be by the Harbor Light Trio.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bates Family Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Bud Owens, Randy Laney, Rick Shelton, Steve Akers, Saunders Jackson and Randy Finch.

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Vivian (Head) Williamson

HOPEWELL, Va. - Vivian Head Williamson, 62, died Wednesday (Aug. 22, 2001) at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Ms. Williamson was born in Kingsport on Sept. 25, 1938 and was a graduate of Sullivan High School.

She moved to Hopewell, Va., and retired from Firestone-Bridgestone after 32 years of service as a lab supervisor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessee C. Head on Nov. 11, 1987 and Monie L. Head on March 1, 2001; sister, Lakie C. Head; and an infant sister.

Surviving are three sisters, Frances H. Hensley, Drucella A. Head, both of Kingsport and Elva Head Cruz, Albuquerque, N.M.; two nieces and three nephews.

In accordance with Ms. Williamson's wishes, she had a private burial on Aug. 23, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery.

J.T. Morriss Funeral Home, Hopewell, Va., was in charge of the arrangements.

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Wallace Ray Williams Sr.

KINGSPORT - Wallace Ray Williams, Sr., 83, Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday (May 31, 2006), following an extended illness.

He was born and raised in Sullivan County and was a graduate of Sullivan High School. Mr. Williams served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Philippine Theatre. He retired from Tennessee Eastman after 45 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Masonic Lodge #688. Mr. Williams enjoyed gardening.

As a member of Vermont United Methodist Church, he served as a Sunday School teacher and in recent years had attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church with his family.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Pat and Grace Williams; a son, Wallace Ray Williams, Jr.; a grandson, Wallace Ray Williams, III; brothers, Ralph, Clifton, Hagan, and Hansford Williams; and sisters, Ruby Forbes, Frances Williams, Edna Williams, and Jean Williams;

Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Ruby Williams, of the home; two daughters, Judy Canty and husband, Jim, Kingsport, and Deborah Adkins and husband, David; one son, Gary Williams and wife, Linda, Kingsport; 11 grandchildren, Karen Canty Prillhart, Jennifer Williams Cheek, Dinah Dykes, Elizabeth Dunn, John Williams, Chris Dykes, Mark Canty, Kevin Dykes, Sheri Williams, Amy Franklin, Lydia (Nikki) Williams; eight great-grandchildren, Becky Williams, Alexis Rae Prillhart, James Prillhart, Zachary Dunn, Lucas Dunn, Kaylee Cheek, Hannah Johnson, Zane Franklin; two sisters, Faye Barnett, Kingsport, and Marlene Young, Quinton, Ala.; two brothers, Elmer and Ronald Williams, both of Kingsport; a special aunt, Lois Forgety, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say a special thanks to his caregivers, Michelle Arnold and Rosalind Larkin.

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

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Kelly and Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Homer Roller officiating and military rites by American Legion Post No. 3/265.

Pallbearers will be John Williams, Kevin Dykes, Chris Dykes, Mark Canty, Alan Prillhart, Ben Franklin, and Lee Dunn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Denver King, Jim Dixon, Michael Ford, Jack Casey, Dewey Lane, Wayne Taylor, Bob Brickey, and Jack Salyer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Love Meals Program at Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the Williams family.

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Gabriel Odin Willis

KINGSPORT - Gabriel Odin Willis, born March 27, 2007 , infant son of April and Kevin Willis passed away April 5, 2007 at Holston Valley Medical Center .

In addition to his parents, Gabriel is survived by maternal grandparents, Wesley and Reeca McCracken; paternal grandparents, David Willis and Teresa Jessee, all of Kingsport; maternal great-grandfather, Earl McCracken, Johnson City; maternal great-grandparents, Dale and Clarice Brummett, Kingsport; paternal great-grandparents, Donald and Marie Willis, Joseph Ray and Helen Pope, all of Kingsport; great-great-grandmother, Ruby Jackson, Johnson City; and an aunt, Laura Willis Cochrane, Surgoinsville.

Special thanks to Holston Valley Medical Center Neo-natal ICU staff, Dr. Lail, Dr. Martin and East Lawn Funeral Home. The family also thanks family and friends for their support and prayers.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum 1 with the Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at the mausoleum by 10:45 a.m.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your dignity memorial provider, is caring for the Willis family.

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Michael George “Mickey” Willis

WEBER CITY , Va. — Michael George (Mickey) Willis, 60, of Weber City , Va. , died on Tuesday night ( May 24, 2011 ), at his home with his family by his side following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1950 , in Kingsport . Mickey retired from the Tennessee Eastman with over 21 years of service. He was very active with the Relay for Life in Kingsport . He was a member of Midway Baptist Church .

Mickey Willis is survived by his loving daughters, Nekisha Thayer and husband, Ben, (Johnson City), Courtney Michelle Willis and fiancé, Ryan Tipton , (Kingsport); parents, the Rev. George Willis and Margaret Sampson Willis (Weber City, Va.); grandchildren, Noah Jackson Thayer and BellaShea Graybeal; mother of his children, Jeannie Holmes (Kingsport); brothers, Greg Willis and wife, Jackie, (Rye Cove, Va.), Jeff Willis and wife, Rhonda, (Weber City, Va.); a niece, Meagan Willis; nephews, Neal Willis and Blake Willis; a very special aunt, Irene Willis (Weber City, Va.); along with his special friends, Donny and Nancy Bays and Doris McConnell.

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

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Pat Hammond officiating. Eulogy will be provided by the Rev. Coy Butler.

Music will be provided by Midway Melody.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery . Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession.

Donny Bays, Denny Hanes, Calvin Baker, Neal Willis, Blake Willis, and Marvin Egans will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Earnie Addington, Gray Pierson, Sam Light and Clyde Gillenwater.

A very special thank you goes out to his church family for everything done.

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

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Ruby Kate (Rogers) Willis

DUFFIELD, Va. — Kate Rogers Willis, 74, of the Jasper community, passed away Sunday (March 1, 2009) in Duffield, Va.

She was a lifelong resident of the Jasper community and was a member of the Jasper Central Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve Mack Rogers and Venus (Spears) Rogers; four brothers, Cecil, Glenn, Lloyd and Rufus Rogers; three half-brothers; and three half-sisters.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Harold Willis; one daughter, Donna Reist and husband, Teddy of Duffield; one son, William Willis and wife, Gwen of Talbott, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Logan, Nathan and Westan Willis; three sisters, Loretta Bishop of Morristown, Tenn., Molly Winstead and husband, Tex of Bean Station, Tenn. and Lucille Estep of Talbott, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jasper Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Thomas officiating.

The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service.

Burial will follow in the American Legion Cemetery in Big Stone Gap.

Pallbearers will be Kallis Hall, Caleb McPherson, Patrick Thomas, Charles Russell, Sam Gilley and Fred Meade.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Rogers, Gerald Smith, Judas Caudill, Cecil Russell and Olynn Robinette.

Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

RICHARD LYNN WILLITS
March 15, 1960 ~ June 3, 2010

Richard Willits, 50, passed away in Vancouver, WA. He was raised in Sepulveda, CA. The family moved to Vancouver in 1976.
Richard served a two year full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany.
He latter attended BYU University.
On May 1, 1982 he married Jana Christensen.
Surviving members include his wife, Jana Willits, Vancouver; son and wife, James and Patricia Willits, Rexburg, ID; mother, Phyllis Peterson, Hermiston, OR; sister, Renee Richardson, Portland, OR; brother, Ryan Willits, Sumner, WA; and other remaining family members include, step-father, Ardell Peterson; step-brother, Curtiss Peterson; and step-brother, Marty Peterson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Willits and his Grandparents, Claude W. Pierson (of Clinchport, VA) and Nellie Nichols.
Memorial service will be held at the LDS Stake Center, Sat., June 5, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. and the gravesite will be held Tues., June 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Submitted by Phyllis Peterson

Bertha Emily (Herron) Wilson

CHURCH HILL — On July 7, 2009 at 6:30 a.m. Bertha E. Wilson, 88, in spirit was able to walk again and make her final journey home.

For years she had suffered the debilitating effects of a stroke. Bertha always retained hope and prayed that one day she could walk again and return to her home and loved ones. The Lord has now granted that prayer.

She was a member of the Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Eidson, Tenn.

She was born Sept. 5, 1920 , in Hancock County , Tenn. , to the late Hiram and Sara Jane Smith Herron. Bertha spent her young life in Hancock County but moved to Sullivan County during the years of World War II where she worked at Tennessee Eastman for several years.

Upon her marriage to John Wilson in 1947, she moved to Robinette Valley area of Scott County , Va. , where she spent most of her life as a homemaker and mother. In 2001, due to failing health she was forced to move from her home but never gave up hope to one day return.

She was a loving mother and will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilson; and a brother, Carl Herron.

Survivors include her two sons and daughter-in-law, Ed and Bonnie Wilson, Church Hill and Don Wilson, Church Hill; grandson, Jeremy Wilson, Johnson City; special lifelong friend and roommate for several years, Bertie Lawson; sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Ike Hurd, Duffield, Va.; brothers, Quentin and wife, Sally Herron, Morristown, Eckel Herron, Gate City; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home. Rites of the Order of Eastern Star will be conducted at 6:45 p.m.

Funeral services will at conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder Fred Gilreath officiating.

Music will be provided by Rejoicing Hearts.

Graveside services to be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Billy Joe Wilson

KINGSPORT — After a period of declining health, Billy Joe Wilson, 74, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, (Oct. 14, 2007).

Joe was born Sept. 29, 1933 in Sullivan County, a son of the late Otney J. Wilson and Lura Emma Chinouth Wilson and had resided in Sullivan County his entire life.

Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country in Korea. He retired in 1991 from AFG, after 35 years of service. While his health permitted, he faithfully attended Poplar Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Stanley Wilson, Helen Baines, Mack Wilson, Marie Irvin and Lemuel Wilson.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Nancy Jones Wilson; one daughter, Melissa Carpenter and her husband, Jeff of Kingsport; one son, Scott Wilson and his wife, Cheryl of Fall Branch; grandchildren, Ashley Applegate, Jeffery Carpenter, Adam Wilson and Molly Wilson; great-grandson, David Applegate; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, or anytime at the home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Oscar Irvin and Rev. Carl Stickler officiating.

Graveside services will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Etta Loula (Lane) Wilson

Etta Lane Wilson, 88, Hillside Manor, formerly of 1625 Spruce Sf., Kingsport, died Saturday evening (Dec. 23, 1989).

A native of Scott County, Va., she had spent most of her life in Kingsport and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Wilson, in 1965.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Burke, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Doris Blackard, Kingsport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Arnold, Blountville, Mrs. Barney (Grace) Morelock, Mrs Jim (Betty) Lay, and Mrs. Evelyn New, all of Kingsport; three brothers, Joe H. Lane and Edward M. Lane, both of Kingsport, Robert G. Lane, Mount Carmel.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown chapel, and anytime at the home of a daughter, Doris Blackard, 1616 Fairfield Ave.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry K. Nelson officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

John Whitten Wilson

John W. Wilson, 70, 1625 Spruce St., died Wednesday night [6/2/1965] in Decatur, Ga., while visiting a daughter there.

Bom in Virginia, he had lived in Kingsport 40 years. He served in the Army in World War I and worked for Tennessee Eastman Co. 30 years, retiring about five years ago. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Etta L. Wilson; daughters, Mrs. J. R. Burke, Decatur, Ga., and Mrs. Bill Blackard, Kingsport; brothers, George of New Jersey; Jack, Meadowview, Va.; Charles and James, Lodi, Va., and Emmett of Arizona; two sisters and several half-sisters; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Cook officiating. Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery. The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Kingsport Times - Friday, June 4, 1965)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Myrtle Kate ( Hammond ) Wilson

WILSON, MYRTLE K., In Loving Memory April 6, 1916-February 1, 2007. Member of East Dallas Congregational Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Preceded in death by; husband, William A. Wilson; daughter, Betty Carol Wilson. Survived by; nephew, Paul Pierce; niece-in-law, Nell Elliott, and a host of friends. Chapel Service 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Troy Suggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Samuel H, Gonzaies officiating. Interment to follow 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2007 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, TX.

(From 'The Dallas Morning News' (TX) of February 4, 2007 )

Dallas Morning News (TX)
Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Samuel T. Wilson

Times-News Virginia Bureau

Speers Ferry — Samuel Taylor Wilson, 77, died at his home in Robinette Valley in Scott County at 12:10 a. m. Monday. He was a native life-long resident of this section and was noted as a farmer and livestock grower.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Jean Morrell Wilson, one son, John H. Wilson of Robinette Valley, four

daughters, Miss Pauline Wilson of Robinette Valley, Mrs. Virgle Kurd and Mrs. Irene Hurd of Kingsport and Mrs. Ella Mae Arkens of Berea, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a. m. at the school

near his home. Rev. Henderson Arnold will officiate. Burial will follow in the nearby Morrell cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News; Feb. 11, 1947

Wilma Sue (Maddux) Wilson

GATE CITY, Va. - Wilma Sue (Maddux) Wilson, 72 of Gate City, joined the Heavenly Choir on Saturday, (July 7, 2007), at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a member of Weber City Christian Church, a talented singer and enjoyed entertaining others with her singing. She was also a member of Friends for Life and served as a volunteer caregiver at Baysmont Retirement Center where she was once nominated as caregiver of the year.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester D. Wilson; her parents, F.H. and Lona McNutt Maddux; sisters, Uva Maddux and Juanita Bays; brothers Earl and Ralph Maddux.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Wilson of Bristol, Va. and Cindy Shell; son, Daryl Wilson of Gate City; grandchildren, Jeremy Shell and Micah Wilson; sisters, Elsie Derting of Gate City and Clara Faye Wood of Weber City; brother, Leonard Maddux of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 pm.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Weber City Christian Church, 104 Addington St, Weber City, Va. with Pastor Adam James officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Weber City Christian Church, 104 Addington St., Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hagan Leland Winegar

KINGSPORT - Hagan Leland Winegar, 72, departed this life Thursday ( Oct. 17, 2002 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport .

Born in Sullivan County , he was a son of Dewey Winegar and the late Clara Peters Winegar. He was the widower of the late Nena Taylor Winegar.

Surviving are his father, Dewey Winegar of Kingsport; a daughter, Debbie and husband Steve Campbell of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Michael and wife Stephanie Winegar; grandchildren, Cassie Campbell, Nick Campbell, Angela Head, Cody Winegar, Brad and wife June Winegar, Dustie Winegar and Cole Winegar; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Homer Roller officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery . Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home for procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J. Bryston Winegar, Marvin Winegar, Gene Christian, Bruce Roberts, Fred Roberts and Jim Roberts.

Honorary pallbearers will be John W. Roller, Delano Roberts and Jim Taylor.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

James Ross Winegar

(Scott Co ancestral family – Dykes, Quillen)

James Ross "Jim" Winegar, 78 of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at home with his family by his side.

Jim was born on December 8, 1932, in Kingsport to the late Clint E. and Clarice Dykes Winegar. Jim lived the last 27 years in Church Hill. He was a graduate of Lynn View High School where he played basketball. He was an avid sportsman. He loved basketball, softball and in later years bowling, hunting and playing cards with his buddies. One of his greatest joys was watching his son and grandsons play sports. He and his wife Wanda, built and operated several businesses in the Kingsport and Church Hill area. Jim was of the Baptist faith. He was a strong loving devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The way he chose to live his life, touched everyone around him in a positive way. He was a giving man that helped any one that needed him. He was a strong role model and believed that family unity was most important. He was a dearly cherished and loved by his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Lee Winegar Dickens, Stella Marie Winegar Herron

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Wanda Overbay Winegar; daughter, Jimmie Winegar Dougherty and husband Tim L. Sr.; son, Darrell R. Winegar & wife, Lynn; five grandchildren, Jimmy Winegar and wife April, Bryan "Bo" Winegar and wife Leah, Sara Winegar Shelburne & husband William, Tim Dougherty II & wife Emily, Chris Dougherty; eleven great grandchildren, Ally, Justus, Lincoln, Zane, & J.D. Winegar, Bailey Berry, Wade Winegar, William Shelburne, Samuel Shelburne, Tripp Dougherty III, Harper Dougherty.

The family will receive friends from 12 - 2 pm Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services be held at 2 pm with Rev. Will Shelburne, officiating.

Entombment services will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum, Kingsport. Pallbearers will include the members of his family.

Carter-Trent Funeral home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Winegar family.

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Kinard Dewey Winegar

KINGSPORT - Dewey Winegar, 100, of Lynn Street, went to be with the Lord Friday evening, ( June 22, 2007 ) while at Asbury Place (Baysmont) of Kingsport .

He was born Feb. 7, 1907 in Scott County , Va. a son of the late Lindsey and Ethel Gertrude Taylor Winegar. He was a member of the Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church where he was active as long as his health permitted. He was a supervisor with Holliston Mills-Kingsport, retiring in 1972 after 44 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara Peters Winegar, son, Hagan Winegar; and five brothers, Walter, Henry, Grady, D.L. "Pete" and Kemp Winegar.

He is survived by two grandchildren, Debbie Campbell and Michael Winegar; several great and great-great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins; along with special caregivers Margie Winegar and Marvin and Judy Winegar all of Gate City, Va.

Calling hour will be Tuesday, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City , Va.

The funeral will follow in the funeral chapel with Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating.

The burial will follow in the Holston View Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be sent to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 301 Virgil Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665 or to the Meals on Wheels in Kingsport, 727 N. Eastman Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Asbury Place and Steadman Hill.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Dora Minnie (Lane) Hammonds Williams Wininger

CHURCH HILL -- Minnie Wininger, 93, died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 26, 1998) at Brookhaven Nursing Home, Kingsport.

A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker. She was a member of the former Bellamy Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Wininger; a daughter, Rita Jean Keagan, in 1983; and her parents, William [error, should be Samuel] and Laura Jennings Lane.

Surviving are three daughters, Josephine Morrison and Lou Ella Moore, both of Gate City, Va., and Mary Alice Willis, Charlotte, N.C.; stepdaughters, Ruby Blessing and Dora Stokes, both of Gate City, Va.; four grandchildren, Gary Moore, David Moore and Joe Moore and Timothy Burgess; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William D. Lane and Carson Lane , both of Gate City, Va.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Gilliam officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Moore, David Moore, Joe Moore and Robert Moore.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Eldon Robert "Bob" Wininger

GATE CITY, Va. - Eldon Robert "Bob" Wininger, 57, of the Yuma community, passed away late Friday evening at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a short illness.

Born July 22, 1947 in Sullivan County, he was a 1965 graduate of Gate City High School and had received his B.S. degree in Industrial Education from East Tennessee State University. He was the former manager of the Mumford Stores of Johnson City and Bristol. He later became a self-employed building contractor with a career that spanned 25 years.

He was a member of Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, June Sandidge Wininger (1981); paternal grandparents, Robert and Clara Wininger; maternal grandparents, John and Ruth Sandidge.

Survivors include his father, Robert C. Wininger of Yuma, Va.; two sons, John and Eric Wininger of Johnson City; one sister and brother-in-law, Valda and Benny Reed of Johnson City; two stepdaughters, Kim Barker of Knoxville and Angie Chismar of Kingsport; and a stepgrandson; one special uncle, John Sandidge of Kingsport; one niece, Amy Stinecipher of Lexington, S.C.; one nephew, Charles Reed of Johnson City; two former wives, Kathy Wininger (mother of the children), of Gray, and Elisabeth Wininger of Altdorf, Switzerland; several aunts and a host of friends also survive.

In keeping with Bob's wishes, his body has been cremated.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Robert C. Wininger, Rt. 3, Box 331, Gate City, Va., (Yuma community).

A Celebration of Life service will take place at 7 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by Fern Bellamy.

Burial will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Yuma Elementary School, Library fund, or the Scott County Life Saving Crew.

Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the family of Eldon Robert Wininger.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Garvey Eugene Wininger

KINGSPORT - Garvey Eugene Wininger (Red), 74, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( Feb. 6, 2002 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a long illness.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he was a resident of Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Wininger was a born-again Christian.

He retired from Holliston Mills and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a member of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ruth Collins Wininger; one daughter, Sharon Diane Osborne and special son-in-law, Larry Osborne, Kingsport; two sons, Tom and wife Kathy Wininger, Kingsport, David and wife Letha Wininger, Gate City, Va.; two grandchildren, Tammie and James Sluss, Maranda Wininger; and a special neighbor, William Gross; sisters, Faye (Robert) Jessee, Mount Carmel, Enlo (Gale) Derrick, Mount Carmel, Pauline Sawyer, Kingsport, Claudia Daugherty and Mary Hall, Nashville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home, 3132 Blackburn St .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Hill and the Rev. Jack Sturgill officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery . Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.

Friends are to meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to the American Diabetic Association.

An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com

The Wininger family is being served by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ida (Hensley) Wininger

GATE CITY - Mrs. Ida Hensley Wininger, 88, of Route 3, Gate City, died Monday [10/28/1968] at 3:10 p.m. in a Bristol hospital after a long illness.

She was a member of the Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emily Ralliff of Surgoinsville, Mrs. Blanche Bellamy of Gate City, Mrs. Janie Fields of Church Hill, Mrs. Claudia Ramey of Kingsport; two sons, Tom and Clarence Wininger, both of Gate City; one sister, Mary Hensley Barnett of Gate City; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(from KINGSPORT TIMES Tuesday. October 29, 1968)

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Paul Edward Wininger

GATE CITY , Va. - Paul E. Wininger, 84, of Route 3, went to be with the Lord Friday ( Dec. 8, 2000 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a native of Scott County, Va., and a member of Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church .

He was a charter member of the Yuma Ruritan Club, a Mason and a Shriner.

He served on the A.S.C.S. County Committee and the Scott County Welfare Board for many years.

Having been a lifelong farmer, he had a deep appreciation and love for the land.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. Wininger and Goldia A. Hensley Wininger; and his sister, Gladys A. Wininger.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Hazel B. Wininger, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, David P. and Sharon Wininger, Gate City , Va. , and Eddie and Terry Wininger, Gate City , Va. ; granddaughters, Kathy Bird, Davida Wininger, Rebecca Starnes, April Wininger and Aaron Wininger; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kayla Bird, and Katie and Lindsay Starnes.

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

A Masonic Service will be conducted at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church by Catlett Lodge No. 35 ASAM.

Services will follow at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Grover Starnes and the Rev. Daryle Houseright officiating.

A eulogy will be given by Ivan Taylor.

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

Mr. Wininger will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Holston View Cemetery , Weber City , Va.

Pallbearers will be Edsel Bellamy, Skip Wininger, Jerry Grimm, Brad Grimm, Gary Dale Bellamy, Jeff Frazier, Tom Fields and Robert Falin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Wininger, N.W. Wininger, Ronald Alley, Eugene McClellan, Jack Woodworth, Charlie Frazier, Lloyd Tate, J.C. White, Rodney Rowlett, Lee McNutt, Hagan Hartgrove, Gary Darnell, Dean Trent, Dwight Houseright and Allan Reedy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chalybeate Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Edsel Bellamy, Route 7 Box 325, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by
Don Lane

Robert Carson Wininger

YUMA, Va. — Robert C. Wininger, 88, of Yuma, passed away early Monday morning (June 8, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was a lifelong resident of Scott County. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School in Yuma in 1938. Robert served in World War II (Battle of the Bulge) with the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of 5 Battle Stars. He was a member of the Gate City American Legion Post #265. Mr. Wininger retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company in 1977 with 35 years of service.

Following retirement, he worked at the Eastman Employee Recreation Center until April of 2009. Mr. Wininger was a member of Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church. He belonged to the Catlett Lodge #35 F.&A.M. of Gate City, the Gate City Chapter #116 O.E.S., and was a member of the Jericho Shriners. He had served on the Board of Supervisors for Scott County for over 10 years. He was a charter member of the Scott County Chamber of Commerce and the Yuma Ruritan Club. He belonged to the Yuma Senior Citizens Group.

Robert also served on the following boards, State of Virginia Water Control Board for over 12 years, Moccasin Gap Sanitation Board for 18 years, where the last seven years he served as chairman of the board, the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission, where he was former clerk for Virginia Farm Bureau Board of Directors for eight years, Weber City Lions Club, where he served as president and the Lenowisco Planning District Chairman for one year. Mr. Wininger was appointed by Congressman Boucher to the National Silver Haired Congress representing the 9th Congressional District of Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Sandidge Wininger in 1981; a son, Eldon Robert Wininger in 2005; a daughter-in-law, Elisabeth Dauwalder Wininger in 2008; parents, Robert and Clara Fields Wininger; his brother, Walter E. Wininger; his sisters, Edith Shoemaker, Lucille Whitley, Dorothy Grimm and Amalee Grimm.

Robert C. Wininger is survived by his daughter, Valda Reed and husband, Benny (Johnson City); his grandsons, Charles Reed, John Wininger and wife, Christie, and Eric Wininger (all of Johnson City); a granddaughter, Amy Stinecipher and husband, Jerry (Lexington, S.C.); great-grandsons, Gabriel Reed and Grayson Wininger; great-granddaughters, McKinley Reed and Jessica Stinecipher; his sisters, Velma Wininger and Jewell Bloomer; a sister-in-law, Ottalee Wininger; his special friend and brother-in-law, John Sandidge and wife, Claudell; a dear friend, Ferne Bellamy; three nieces and four nephews; along with a host of many other friends.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home.

A celebration of his life will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Blessing and Pastor Michael Sampson officiating. Eulogies will be presented by his daughter and son-in-law, Valda and Benny Reed.

A military graveside service conducted by the American Legion Color Guard and the Virginia Army National Guard will follow the celebration of his life at Holston View Cemetery on Friday.

Wayne Davidson. Jerry Grimm, Jim Jeter, Tim Wininger, Robert Falin and Gaylord Hill will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yuma Elementary School Library Fund, 130 Grover Cleveland Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251 or to Scott County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va. 24251 or to the American Cancer Society/Scott County, P.O. Box 246 Abingdon, Va. 24212.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Wininger family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Velma Erma Wininger

Velma Wininger, 99, of Gate City, VA passed away early Sunday morning, November 6, 2011, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport after a brief illness.

She was born in Scott County, Virginia, where she lived her entire life in the Yuma Community. She worked in the Sewing Industry and retired from Country Miss in Bristol, VA. She was a life long member of Cowan's Branch Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parent, Robert L. and Clara Fields Wininger; five sisters, Edith Shoemaker, Lucille Whitley, Dorothy Grimm, Amalee Grimm and Jewell Bloomer; two brothers, Walter E. Wininger and Robert C. Wininger; niece, Valda Wininger Reed; and two nephews, Eldon Wininger and Hubert Grimm.

Survivors include her three nieces, Lisa Bloomer of Weber City, Frankie Collins of Weber City, and Vanessa Range of Athens AL; two nephews, Walter Wininger Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO and Benny Reed of Johnson City; sister-in-law, Ottalee Wininger of Church Hill; along with several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 - 2 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City. Funeral services will be at 2 pm in the chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing and Rev. Jerry Hall, officiating. Music will be provided by Fern Bellamy.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Pallbearers will be Paul McMurray, Claude Bledsoe, Phil Brickey, Lindy Collins, Jerry Grimm, and Gaylord Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cowan's Branch Baptist Church, 433 Cowan Gap Tunnel Road, Gate City, VA 24251.

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

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Walter Earl Wininger Sr.

CHURCH HILL - Walter Earl Wininger Sr., 80, reached the end of his earthly journey Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on April 4, 1923. He was the son of the late Robert L. and Clara Fields Wininger. He had resided in Church Hill with his loving wife since 1946.

He was wounded serving his country during World War II. He was a retiree of Tennessee Eastman Co., where he was employed as a supervisor over the Refrigeration Services.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Church Hill, serving as chairman of the Administrative Board.

He was raised a Master Mason in Clay Lodge No. 386 F.&A.M. in 1952, serving as Master in 1959. He was a charter member of Church Hill Chapter No. 238 R.A.M. serving as High Priest in 1980. He was a member of Kingsport Council No. 117 and Kingsport Commandery No. 33. He belonged to Fairview Chapter No. 80 O.E.S., serving as Worthy Patron in 1959, 1960 and 1991. He served as Worthy Grand Patron O.E.S. in 1966. In 1970, he received the Grand Cross of Color from the Order of Rainbow for girls. He also served on the Educational Committee of the General Grand Chapter O.E.S.

Mr. Wininger was a member of the Scottish Rite working in the Fourth Degree for many years, reaching the 33rd Degree in 1989. He also was a member of The Royal Order of Scotland and The Red Cross of Constantine. Mr. Wininger served as Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in the State of Tennessee in 1998. He was appointed to the Hawkins County Election Commission in 1990 and served faithfully for over 13 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Shoemaker, Lucille Whitley and Dorothy Grimm.

Surviving are his wife, Otttalee Skelton Wininger, Church Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Kelly Range, Athens, Ala.; one son and daughter-in-law, Col. Walter E. Jr., and Robin Wininger, currently stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado; two grandchildren, Emira Lee and Emily Wininger; three sisters, Velma Wininger, Amalee Grimm, Jewel Bloomer, all of Yuma, Va.; and one brother, Robert Wininger, Yuma, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Church Hill.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Ron Ramsey officiating. An Eastern Star Memorial service will follow.

Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Clay Lodge No. 386 at 11 a.m. Friday at Church Hill Memory Gardens with military honors to follow conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard.

Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is serving the Wininger family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Frank Maurice Wing Sr.

Frank Maurice Wing, Sr., 55, 909 Walnut Ave., was dead on arrival at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 12:30 p.m. Sunday of an apparent heart attack.

Born in Scott County , Va. , he had resided in Kingsport for the past 35 years. He was a veteran of W. W. II, a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688 F. & AM, Loyal Order of Moose Kingsport Lodge No. 972, Kingsport Amateur Radio Club, Bays Mountain Amateur Radio Club and a charter member of Mafair United Methodist Church. He was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Company and worked in the Central Drafting & Engineering

Department for the past 10 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Lee Atchley Wing of the home; one son, Frank M. Wing, Jr. of Tucker, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Crabtree of Clintwood, Va.; two brothers, Dr. A. B. Wing of Johnson City, W. E. Wing of Gate City. Va.; grandson, Frank M. Wing III.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(KINGSPORT TlMES / Monday, October 1, 1973)

Kingsport Times-News
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Dona Lyons Winston

GATE CITY , Va. —Dona Lyons Winston, 18, died unexpectedly of pneumonia at 10 a.m. Sunday [ 12/9/1962 ] on route to a hospital.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Winston, Route 1, Gate City . Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Hensley, Gate City, Mrs. Taft Herron, Eidson, Tenn., Mrs. Luther Falin, Clinchport, Va.; one brother. Bill Winston, Clinchport.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Robinette Valley Mission , Rev. Clarence Arnold and Rev. Ervin Burke will officiate. Burial will be in the Palmer cemetery.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

The body will remain at Gate City Funeral Home until one hour before the service.

(from Kingsport News, Monday, December 10, 1962 )

Kingsport News
Submitted by Don Lane

Agnes Jeannette (Smith) Wise

WEBER CITY, Va. - Agnes Jeannette Smith Wise, 75, resident of the Brian Center, Weber City, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday ( Aug. 6, 2003 ) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center .

She was born in Russell County , Va. , on Aug. 18, 1927 . She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wise; her parents, Charlie P. and Mary Fields Smith; and two sisters, Carol Lumpkins and Lena Ryan.

Survivors include five brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Margie Smith, Weber City, Lee and Dorcas Smith, Weber City, Charlie (Jr) and Norma Smith, Gate City, Va., George and Nina Smith, Kingsport, Gerald and Linda Smith, St. Paul, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Lora and Elijah Lane, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews, and her many friends at Brian Center where she resided for several years.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City , Va. , and anytime at the residence of her brother, Carl Smith, Weber City , Va.

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

Music will be provided by the Oak Glen Singers.

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

Pallbearers will be Jason Greene, Randy Lane , Steve Smith, Garrett Smith, D.D. Smith, Darrell Ryan.

Honorary pallbearers will be CNA's at Brian Center .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Garland L. Wisley

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

GATE CITY, Va. - Garland L. Wisley, 89, Route 1, went home to be with the Lord Friday (Sept. 17, 2004) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Scott County, Va. on Sept. 15, 1915 and was the son of the late Walter P. Wisley and Myrtle Lane Wisley. He retired from Daugherty Bros. as a certified welder and mechanic.

Mr. Wisley was a member of Gate City United Methodist Church and member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 170 Gate City, I.O.O.F.

He will always be remembered for his big smile and hearty laugh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Monnie Reynolds and Lena Bizzell; brothers, Luther Wisley, Echol Wisley, and Hubert Wisley.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Williams Wisley of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Dan Bullion, Kingsport; grandchildren, Ginger A. Hawk, Trevor Bullion, Misty Pressley; great-grandchildren, Mary Tate Bullion, Parker Bullion, Emma Bullion, Emily Pressley; several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Music will be provided by Phyllis and Ken Pierce and Mark Stayton.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Trevor Bullion, Wayne Daugherty, John Kilgore, Faye Darnell, Lowell Lowe, and Bill Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Peters, Jim Daugherty, and Joe Bellamy.

In memory of Garland Wisley, contributions may be made to Holston View United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2284, Weber City, Va. 24290.

Submitted by Don Lane

Mildred Sturgeon Whitt

YUMA, Va. - Mildred S. Whitt, 79, of Yuma, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday ( Dec. 26, 2005 ) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's and Scleroderma.

She was born in Appalachia , Va. , and moved to Yuma in 1940 where she lived most of her life. She worked for her brother, Dr. Dwight Whitt, as a secretary for 44 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a loving, caring aunt and sister.

Preceding her in death were her brother, J. Walter Whitt; a sister, Helen W. Garner; and her parents, J. Walter and Elsie Whitt.

Surviving are two brothers, Dr. J. Dwight Whitt, Kingsport, Dr. H. Jackson Whitt and wife, Joanne, Kingsport; one sister, Virginia Mabry, Alcoa, Tenn.; a special nephew, Tom Whitt and wife, Pam, and their children, Kristen, Tiffany, Thomas, Mary, and Kaitlyn; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pete Barbour officiating.

Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery .

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Center of Upper East Tennessee, Inc., 2000 Greenway Street , Kingsport , TN 37660 .

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clarence M. Witters

Kermit. Va.—Clarence II. Witters, farmer and livestock grower of this community and charter member of the Catron Chapel Church, died at his home here Wednesday.

He was a native of Preble County, Ohio. After moving to Scott County, he was actively interested in the Catron Chapel Church and one of its charter members.

Immediate survivors include his widow, step-son and step-daughter, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will he held at the Catron Chapel Church at 1 p. m. Friday with interment in the Holston View Cemetery. Rev. Pleas Jenkins and Rev. Dana Crawford will have charge of the rites.

Kingsport Times-News; Dec. 1, 194

Sylvia (Epperson) Wright

KINGSPORT - Surrounded by her loving family, Jesus stretched out his hands and welcomed Sylvia (Syb) home on Thursday (Nov. 16, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born in Hiltons, Va., Syb had resided in Kingsport since 1933. She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 30 years of service. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Morison City.

Syb was preceded in death by her father, J.L. Epperson; mother, Rena (Ketron) Epperson; and her husband, Worley Wright.

She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her twin sister, Nell Dotson, Kingsport; and her nieces, who thought of her as a second mom, Pat Bass and husband Larry, Kingsport, Kathy Dishner and husband James, Church Hill, Debbie Sivert and husband Alan, Mt. Carmel; other special nieces and nephews, Marti Copas and husband Johnny, Kingsport, Alan Bass and wife Shelby, Kingsport, Christy (Dishner) Miles, Church Hill, April Wells and husband Mike, Mt. Carmel, Jennifer Liner, Kingsport, Jason Hammonds, Kingsport, Bass, Kingsport, Kayla Miles, Church Hill, Kaitlyn Miles, Church Hill, and Braedyn Liner, Kingsport.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Hamlett Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, Bro. Mike Sage officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday at the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Bass, James Dishner, Alan Bass, Johnny Copas, Mike Wells, Jason Hammonds, Wes Hicks, and David Head.

Honorary pallbearers, who are here in spirit, are Alan Sivert and Larry Moore, who are serving in Iraq.

The family would like to thank the staff of CCU at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center Valley Medical Center; and a special thanks to Dr. Keith Porter and his staff, especially Tina Nave.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the Wright family.

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Tyra L. (McDavid) Wright

JOHNSON CITY — Tyra L. McDavid Wright , 37, of Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (Nov. 20, 2009) at her residence.

She was born in Kingsport and lived most of her life in Sullivan County (Kingsport). She was a graduate of Sullivan North High School in 1990.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wendell and Renae Stapleton McDavid.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie L. Wright of the home; her brother, Tim McDavid and wife, Dee Dee of Kingsport; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral was private. At her request, her ashes will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico at a later time.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

Allen Wayne Wolfe

STEWARTSVILLE, Va. - Wayne Wolfe, 60, of Stewartsville, Va., and formerly of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Oct. 15, 2005).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Addie Wolfe; five sisters and two brothers.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Wolfe; one daughter, Lee Ann; one son, Vic; four grandchildren, all of Rogersville; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jerri and Jim West of Rogersville, Dot and George Scott of Meshoppen, Pa., Sue Craighead of Irving, Tex., Ruby Clarke of Bonaire, Ga.; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and June Wolfe of Rogersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Oakey's Funeral Service, Vinton, Va.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Persia Cemetery in Rogersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4504 Starkey Rd., Suite 115, Roanoke, VA 24014, or the Stewartsville Rescue Squad, 1152 Turner Branch Rd., Goodview, VA 24095.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Rev. Aulbert Lincoln "Aud" Wolfe

CHURCH HILL - Rev. Aulbert L. Wolfe, 88, went to be with the Lord Monday morning (July 8, 2002) at Church Hill Life Care Center after a period of declining health.

Born in Scott County, Va., he moved to Kingsport in 1948 where he resided most of his life. Rev. Wolfe worked for Interstate Railroad and retired from Kingsport Laundry in 1976.

Rev. Wolfe was a Holiness minister preaching and evangelizing for many years.

He was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are four daughters, Cleta Wagner, Kingsport, Faye Carr and husband Lynn, Kingsport, Reba Baugher, Dunnellon, Fla., and Penny Dalton and husband Darrell, Church Hill; three sons, Maynard Wolfe and wife Betsy, Fall Branch, Scott Wolfe and wife Lynn, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Donnie Wolfe and wife Renita, Church Hill; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Frankie Louise Peters, Dungannon, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown and any time at the daughter's home, 486 S. Central Ave., Church Hill, or the son's home, Route 1, Hwy. 65, Ft. Blackmore, Va.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown with Pastor Buford Blankenbeckler, Bishop Hagan Webb, the Rev. William (Bill) Shephard and the Rev. Clarence Necessary officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Brandon Paul Wolfe

KINGSPORT - Brandon Paul Wolfe, 25, went to be with the Lord Tuesday evening (March 11, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Washington County but had resided in Kingsport most of his life.

Brandon was a 1996 graduate of Sullivan South High School, attended East Tennessee State University, and was presently enrolled at Northeast State Technical Community College. He loved music and the mountains.

Brandon was a loving son, a wonderful and caring big brother, and a true friend.

His grandfathers, Paul Wolfe and Milton L. Smith, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Alton and Sidra Wolfe of the home; a sister, Jennifer Brooke Wolfe, Johnson City; girlfriend and soulmate, Sarah Connor, Bristol, Tenn.; maternal grandmother, Lorraine T. Smith, Saltville, Va.; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Wolfe, Castlewood, Va.; aunts and uncles, Karen and Marvin Little, James and Shelia Smith, Milton L. Smith, Norman Smith, Edsel and Carolyn Wolfe, Doug and Beulah Trent; and several cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Assembly of God, 2213 Brandon Lane, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Carl Kelleher officiating.

Private entombment services will be conducted Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Bates, Travis Belote, Dustin Brown, Justin Calhoun, Bo Corum, Erik Dykes, Todd Little, Jeff Nicksic, Greg Smith and Jason Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God, 2213 Brandon Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Wolfe family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Clara (Larkey) Wolfe

HILTONS, Va. - Mrs. Clara L. Wolfe, 70, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Saturday evening [6/11/1977] after a lengthy illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and attended the Church of God in Hiltons.

Survivors include: her husband, Cecil C. Wolfe Sr., Hiltons, Va.; one son, Cecil C. Wolfe Jr., Hiltons, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Nannie B. Whiten, Mrs. Mable J. McKay and Mrs. Ivan L. Lawson, all of Kingsport, and Mrs. Willie G. Barger, Hiltons; three brothers, J.C. Larkey and S.B. Larkey, both of Hiltons, and Fred E. Larkey, Kingsport. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Clara L. Wolfe will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Lane and Rev. Doyle Collier officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Barger, Mike Barger, Carl Barger, Jerry Larkey, Nat Baker and Billy Thompson. The family will receive friends from 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Kingsport News / Tuesday, June 14, 1977)

Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, June 12, 1977

Submitted by Don Lane

Dania Vergie (Baker) Wolfe

HILTONS, Va. - Mrs. Dania "Granny" Baker Wolfe, 88, Route 1, died Saturday (Dec. 28, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a native of Scott County, and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Wolfe, Sr.; her parents, U. G. and Della Pullon Baker; and two daughters, Katherine E. Wolfe and Bessie V. McMurray.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ottice (Sarah) Bays, Bristol, Va., Mrs. Fred (Lena Jane) Worley, Bluff City, and Mrs. Myrtie Wolfe, Hiltons; one son, John C. Wolfe, Jr., Hiltons; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Houser, Bristol, Tenn.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Scott County Funeral· Home, and anytime at the residence or the residence of her son.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Sam Neeley and the Rev. Don Umbarger officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, with friends and nephews as honorary pallbearers.

Burial will be in the Jett-Wolfe Cemetery in Hiltons.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Daniel Albert Wolfe

JEFFERSON CITY - Daniel Albert Wolfe, 31, of Jefferson City, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007) at his residence.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a graduate of Morristown West High School and Carson Newman College.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kyle and Mary Wolfe and James and Ida Flanary.

Surviving are his parents, Albert and Jeri Wolfe of Morristown; aunts, Josephine Wolfe of Morristown, Maylene Flanary and Imojean Osborne of Gate City, Va., and Mary Head of Maryville; uncles, Dewey Flanary of Gate City, Va., and Harry Flanary of Peublo, Co.; great-uncle, Hobert Wolfe of Morristown; great-aunts, Ruby Williams and Estelle Wilder of Kingsport; special cousin, Barry Flanary; special friends, John Brice and Eric Carpenter; also several other cousins and friends.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown with the Rev. J.B. Gulley and the Rev. Mike Henegar officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Kingsport Times-News
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Edmund Lee “Ed” Wolfe

Edmund (Ed) Lee Wolfe, 46 of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Ed worked as a machinist at Douglas Dynamics. He loved wood-working, making wooden pocket knives and teaching others the craftsmanship of making them. He also had a great love of electronics and had won several V.I.C.A. competitions. Fishing and cooking were his passions. He loved the Lord, life and always had a smile for everyone.

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Roy A. Wolfe and his grandparents, Dewey & Audrey Wolfe and Willard & Florence Duncan.

Survivors include his mother, Joyce Duncan Wolfe; his lifetime special friend, Rhonda Peters of Kingsport; son, Joshua Adam Wolfe Holmes of Bellville, Ohio; two grandchildren; a sister, Jeannie Wolfe of Kingsport; two brothers, David Wolfe of Elizabethton and Daniel Wolfe and wife Peninnah of Kingsport; niece, Samantha Wolfe; nephew, Steve Linkous & wife Amber; two great nieces, Paige Linkous and Kayla Hall and great nephew, Bradley Hopkins.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. A funeral service will be held at 8 pm in the chapel with Pastor Tim Hodges, officiating. Music will be provided by Ricky Reed.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery at 12:50pm. Honorary pallbearers are David Wolfe, Daniel Wolfe, Steve Linkous, Jesse Hall, Shawn Presley, Douglas Duncan, Lester Duncan, Michael Duncan, Ron Zimmerman, Sam Allen and Gary Selby.

The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the staff at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and the Wellmont Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wolfe family c/o Carter Trent Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1129, Kingsport, TN 37662.

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

(Some Scott Co. ancestral families – Duncan, Berry, Jennings, Starnes, Flanary, Carter, Hill, Quillen; Wolfe ancestors appear to be from West Tenn. and Texas?)

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

Submitted by Don Lane

Ernest Roy Wolfe

Educator Dies At Gate City


GATE CITY - Ernest Roy Wolfe, 63, Rt. 3, Yuma Community, a prominent educator and active in community affairs died at 2:15 p. m, Thursday of an apparent heart attack.

He was principal of Shoemaker High School for 17 years, having retired to his farm in 1954 to raise blooded Hereford cattle.

Thursday afternoon he complained of feeling ill and went into his home to rest. He died while asleep in his rocking chair.

Long active in community affairs, Wolfe was a member of the Gate City Rotary Club, the Yuma Ruritan Club and the Catlett Masonic Lodge No. 35 of Gate City.

He was a former member of the Scott County Draft Board, had served on several Rural Area Development Association committees, and was a member of the Scott County Industrial Commission.

He attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sallie Lou Smith Wolfe; a daughter, Mrs. Jayne Carter, Weber City; a brother, Harry Wolfe, Gate City; and a grandson, Stephen Ernest Carter, Weber City.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Bob D. Lynch and Rev. Eddie Fox will officiate. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Ethel Janette (Peters) Wolfe

KINGSPORT — Ethel J. Wolfe, Kingsport, passed away Thurs (March 1, 2007) at Church Hill Health Care & Rehab Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Wolfe was a native of Scott County, Va., but had spent most of her adult life in Kingsport. She was a retired employee of Holston Valley Hospital Medical Center and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by husband, Wallace Wolfe; grandson, Chad Wolfe; and great grandchildren, Noah and Summer Wolfe; her parents, Isaac H. and Myrtle Fuller Peters; two brothers, Curt and Junior Peters; sisters, Betty Brooks, Vicky Ashworth and Peggy Brooks.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James Edward and Sharon Wolfe, Marietta, Ga.; three daughters and sons-in-law,

Brenda and Ed Allen, Rogersville, Joyce Sebastian, Bristol, Tenn., and Sandra and Norman Lifford, Church Hill; six grandchildren, Chris and Jessica Allen, Stephen Sebastian, Alan Wolfe and Dustin and Matthew Lifford; four great grandchildren, Kira Lifford, Thomas Lifford, Andrew Naylor and Victoria Cradic; three brothers, Jack Peters, Joe Peters and Charlie Peters, all of Kingsport; one sister, Martha Dalton, Blountville; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her daughter, Sandra Lifford, 710 Okolona Road, Church Hill.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Minister Robert Tate officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Allen, Stephen Sebastian, Alan Wolfe, Dustin Lifford, Matthew Lifford, Andrew Naylor.

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Wolfe family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hiram Tarter Wolfe

CLINCHPORT, Va. - Hirim T. Wolfe, 61, of Rt. 2, Clinchport died at Indian Path Hospital Monday afternoon [ 4/28/1975 ] following a brief illness.

He was a life long resident of Scott County , a member of the Clinchport Masonic Lodge, a Methodist, and a retiree of Tennessee Eastman Company.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margie Page Wolfe, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Note (Margie) Gamble, Shirley Wolfe, and Brenda Wolfe, all of Clinchport; one son, Jerry Wolfe, Clinchport; three sisters, Mrs. Anne Taylor, Clinchport, Mrs. Lula Couch, Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. Sarah Hartz, Cincinnati, Ohio; five brothers, John Wolfe, Bristol, Va., Ballard Wolfe, Johnson City, J. C. Wolfe, Dryden, Va., Andy Wolfe, Idaho, and Emory Wolfe, Renton, Wash.; three grandchildren.

Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral services for Hiram T. Wolfe, age 61 will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Wolfe's Chapel Church with Rev. M.D. Hammonds and the Rev. Rufus Hood officiating. Burial will be in Wolfe Cemetery . Active pallbearers will be Clinchport Masonic Lodge No. 267 they will also will be in charge of graveside services. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Cox. Junior Edens, Rasmus Lane , T.M. Pierson, Kelly Jones, Carl Epperson, Kenneth Epperson. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday night. Gate City Funeral Home in charge.

(Kingsport Times, Tuesday, April 29, 1975)

Kingsport Times
Submitted by Don Lane

Howard Jackson Wolfe

KINGSPORT — Howard Jackson Wolfe, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2008 after a long illness.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1921 , to Nannie Jane (Love) and Ballard Jackson Wolfe in Clinchport , Va. , where he grew up and married Verna Lawson. Howard served in the U.S. Army, during World War II. When he returned home, he worked as a coal miner until retirement. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America , a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church , and attended Pine View Freewill Baptist Church for over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Mae Wolfe; his parents; sisters, Anna Burke, Edith Arnold, Monnie Lane , Portia Tate and Allie Marshall; and an infant brother, L.C. Wolfe.

He is survived by two daughters, Bettie Beane and Linda Fugate and husband, Scotty; grandchildren, Joe Combs and wife, Kelly, Dawn Beane, Misty Flanary and husband, Bobby; great-grandchildren, Nick Combs, Madison Combs, Anna Flanary and Matthew Flanary; a sister, June Slater; brother-in-law, Walter Marshall; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport .

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Morelock and the Rev. Steve Alley officiating.

Military graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville conducted by Charles Dewitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to Pine View Freewill Baptist Church , c/o Naomi Rutherford, 1212 Skelton Bluff Road , Kingsport , Tenn. 37660 .

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the Wolfe family.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Hugh Wolfe

APPALACHIA, Va. — Hugh Wolfe, 94, passed away Friday (May 22, 2009) at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Hugh was born in Powers, Va. (near Dungannon in Scott County).

He started work on the Interstate Railroad in 1937 and retired from the Southern Railway as conductor in 1978.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and May (Bush) Wolfe and 12 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Wilma (Bill) (O’dell) Wolfe of Appalachia, Va.; daughter, Brenda (Tommie) Sizemore and husband, Jack of Big Stone Gap, Va.; son, Ed Wolfe and wife, Ruth of Pittsburgh, Pa.; granddaughter, Lisa Kirk and husband, Richard of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Margie Blevins and Mary Blankenship.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Tony Nunley officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

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

 

Kingsport Times-News
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Isaac Scott Wolfe

FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Isaac Scott Wolfe, infant son of Scott and Lynn Lane Wolfe, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Sept. 16, 1999) at Indian Path Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Betty Wolfe ; and maternal grandmother, Virginia Carter Lane.

Surviving other than his parents are a brother, Lee Matthew Wolfe, Piney Flats; three sisters, Ginny Wolfe and Rachel Wolfe, both of the home and Melinda Sanders, Gray; paternal grandfather, Aulbert Wolfe, Kingsport; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orbin Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; paternal great-grandfather, James Bear, Kingsport; maternal great-grandmother, Kate Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; several aunts and uncles, Jerry and Wanda Cowden, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mr. and Mrs. James Lane, Norton, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lane, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Barbara) Perry, Ft. Blackmore, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Darrell (Penny) Dalton, Church Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Donnie (Renita) Wolfe.

Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of Paul Perry.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Keith McNew and the Rev. Junior Puckett officiating.

Music will be provided by James McConnell and Jeff Watson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pierson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va. Pallbearer will be Jerry Cowden.

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James Stuart Wolfe

HILTON, Va. - James Stuart Wolfe, 72, Route 1, Hiltons, Va., died at 2:20 p.m. Monday ( April 27, 1992 ) at his residence.

He was a native of Scott Coun­ty , Va. and had lived his entire life in the Hiltons Community. He retired from the Scott County School System with 38 years as a bus driver and 22 years as custodian at Hiltons Elementary School . He was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Worley and Dessie Cox Wolfe, one brother, Worley Wolfe Jr. and one sister, Ruby Hunsicker.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Denison Wolfe, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Veda Sue) Byrd, Merritt Island, Fla.; one son, Tony J. Wolfe, Kingsport; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Pau­line) Dean and Wilma Jean Wolfe, both of Bristol, Va.; three grandsons; one granddaughter; two step-great-granddaughters; one great-great-granddaughter; his stepmother, Ruby Wolfe, Bris­tol, Va.; one brother, Pete Wolfe, Bristol, Va.; and two sisters, Irene Wolfe, Bristol, Va. and Louise Hensley, Hiltons, Va.

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

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John Jett Wolfe

CHURCH HILL - John J. Wolfe, 70, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday [3/17/1966] at his home, Route 1, Church Hill.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 21 at Rogersville.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nancy Christiansen Wolfe; three daughters, Mrs. Nevis Blair; Emma Ruth Wolfe, both of Church Hill and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Furman of Surgoinsville; two sons, Hubert of Kingsport, and Billy of Orlando, Fla; six grandchildren; three brothers, Ray, Scott and Roy of Church Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. William Harris and Rev. Stanley Harrison. Burial will be in Christian Cemetery in Carter's Valley.

American Legion Post 21 will have military rites at the grave.

(KINGSPORT NEWS / Friday, March 18, 1966)

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Julia Belle (Scott) Wolfe

Mrs. Julia Belle Scott Wolfe, 85, Gate City, VA went to be with her Lord, Friday, December 30, 2011 at her residence.

In addition to being a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to many, she was a true pillar of faith, strength and courage.

Mrs. Julia touched the lives of many people with her gentle spirit, loving smile and kind heart. She will be forever cherished and remembered by those who were blessed to have known her. Proverbs 31:28 – 31 summarizes her labor in this life:

"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Many women do noble things but you surpass them all.

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."

She was born in Greene County, Georgia on January 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Lizzie Scott Roland. She retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center as a nurse's aide, and was a faithful, lifetime member of Moccasin Avenue Church of Christ.

In addition to her mother, Lizzie Scott Roland, Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Wolfe, Jr.; sons, Rufus Wolfe, III, John Preston Wolfe, and Rufus Michael Wolfe; a great grandson, Joshua Hale; her grandfather, James Scott; and mother-in-law, Maggie Anderson.

Surviving are her daughters, Dora Martin, Kingsport, TN, Ruby Wolfe Rogers and husband, Stanley, Gate City, VA, Sandra Wolfe Hale, Kingsport, TN, Beverly Wolfe Cutler, Gate City, VA, and Janice Wolfe Sharpe, Gate City, VA; sons, Billy J. Wolfe, Weber City, VA, George Allen Wolfe, Johnson City, TN, and Dennis O. Wolfe, and wife, Yvette, Knoxville, TN; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Williams, Evergreen, NC; Aunt, Beulah Smith, Evergreen, NC; special sisters-in-law, Thelma Anderson, Gate City, VA and Patricia Anderson, Gate City, VA; along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Mark Harbison and Brother Jeff DeBoard officiating. Dennis Wolfe, Sandra Wolfe Hale, Jennifer Davis, and Bob Payne will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Her grandsons, Randy Spriggs, Jerome Spriggs, Dion Spriggs, Chris Hale, Alonzo Cutler, IV, Latwan Wolfe, Rashad Wolfe, Corey Wolfe, Eric Wolfe, Andrew Sharpe, Asa Wolfe, and Marcus Drain will serve as pallbearers. Oscar Simpson, Willie Hughes, Alonzo Cutler, III, Kim Sensabaugh, and Stanley Rogers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2012 to go in procession to the graveside service.

The family wishes to extend their special thanks to Total Home Health of Big Stone Gap, VA and to Dr. Bryan Arnette and his staff for their love and care of Mrs. Wolfe.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Julia Scott Wolfe.

Gate City Funeral Home obituaries at www.gatecityfunerals.com

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Lillie K. Wolfe

Lillie K. Wolfe, 86, 633 Branch St., Kingsport, died at 1 p.m. Monday ( Jan. 11, 1988 ) at Meadowbrook Nursing Home.

Born in Scott County , Va. , she graduated from Shoemaker High School and later taught school in Scott County .  She had resided in Kingsport for the last 50 years and was an employee of  the Kingsport Press for 35 years.

Ms. Wolfe was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kingsport, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving is one nephew, Carl Downa, Kingsport .

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a,m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Frank Hawkins officiating,

Burial will be in the Woods Cemetery, Scott County, Va.

Memorial gifts may be made to the History Room of First Bap­tist Church , Church Circle , Kingsport .

(Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, January 12, 1988)

 

(I assumed this obituary was for the daughter of William T. Wolfe & Ella V. Agee. Lillie is listed at Mtn. View School Cemetery )

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Linda Geraldine “Jeri” (Flanary) Wolfe

MORRISTOWN — Linda “Jeri” Flanary Wolfe, 89, of Morristown, passed away Monday ( Jan. 24, 2011 ) at Heritage Center in Morristown .

She was a loving wife and mother who was a member of Calvary Baptist Church .

She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Wolfe; parents, James and Ida Flanary; sisters, Marie Hill, Mayleen Flanary and Imogene Osborne; brothers, J.V. Flanary, Don Flanary and Herman Flanary.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Wolfe; brothers, Dewey Flanary and wife, Colleen (Gate City, Va.), Harry Flanary and wife, Roxie (Pueblo, Colo.); a sister, Mary Head and husband, Darius (Maryville, Tenn.); sisters-in-law, Dorothy Flanary (Maryland), Josephine Wolfe (Morristown) and Mildred Flanary (Kingsport); along with several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday ( Jan. 27, 2011 ).

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday ( Jan. 27, 2011 ) at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Henegar and the Rev. J.B. Gulley officiating.

Interment followed at Hamblem Memory Gardens .

Courtesy of Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home .

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Lonnie Edward "Ed" Wolfe

KINGSPORT - Lonnie Edward (Ed) Wolfe, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday (Nov. 14, 2004) at the age of 64 at his residence.

Ed was born July 28, 1940 in Dungannon, Va., and he was a son of the late George Kyle Wolfe and Ora (Blevins) Wolfe Akers. He graduated from Appalachia High School. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and served as a police officer with the City of Kingsport from 1962-1975. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and retired in 1975 due to health reasons.

He was a professional wrestler, expert marksman, avid country music lover and musician. He played the guitar and harmonica with two local country music bands.

Ed is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra Trigg Wolfe; his mother, Ora Blevins Akers; his sister, Shelby McDavid and husband Gary; his nephew, Mike Rasnake; his mother-in-law; Madge Trigg; seven sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

Entombment service with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the East Lawn Mausoleum & Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bill Dishner, Gregg Davis, Dennis Spangler, David Martin and Harold Osborne.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Colley, Danny Hughes, Earl Rose, Larry Quillen, Nelson Quillen and Jamey Hickman.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Laura Yance, P. O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 and/or to Beulah Baptist Church (memorial fund), 491 Beulah Church Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.

East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lydia Ava (Blevins) Wolfe

KINGSPORT - Ava Blevins Wolfe, 81, 2701 E. Center St., died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 1, 1999) at Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation.

Born in Wise County, Va. she had lived in Kingsport since the late 1940's.

Surviving are three daughters, Cleta Wagner, Kingsport, Reba Baugher, Holder, Fla. and Faye Carr, Kingsport; one son, Maynard R. Wolfe , Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Venus Blevins, Duffield, Va.

A family graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Garland Tipton officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. Mary Wolfe Claimed by Death

(Special to The Times)

GATE CITY , April 1.—Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Mary E. Wolfe, 64, who died yesterday at her home in Miller Yard of pneumonia.  Rev. Brown and Rev. Robinett officiated at the services held from the church at Miller Yard.

Burial rites were held at the Miller Yard Cemetery .

Mrs. Wolfe is survived by several children and a number of  grandchildren.

Kingsport Times; April 1, 1935

Mary (Tittsworth) Wolfe

WEBER CITY, Va. - Mary Tittsworth Wolfe, 92, 101-A Broad Street, Weber City, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 18, 1991) at Wexford House of congestive heart failure.

She was the last member of the William K. Tittsworth family, and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. Wolfe in 1972.

She was a native of Scott County, a member of Horton's Chapel United Methodist Church, and was a retired postmaster and a housewife.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Nan) Sherwood, Fairfax, Va., and Mary Jo Wolfe, Weber City; and two grand-daughters.

Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Byrd officiating, with the eulogy by Betty Perky.

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

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Peggy Jane (Smith) Wolfe

KINGSPORT - Peggy Jane Smith Wolfe, Sussex Drive (Preston Forrest), went peacefully to be in the arms of Jesus, Monday (April 18, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport), Peggy was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School.

She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church (Mount Carmel) where she taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Garland Smith and Jane Stazter Smith.

Surviving are her husband, Sherrill W. Wolfe, of the home; sisters, LaDonna Montgomery, Vickie Smith and Cathy Smith, all of Kingsport; brothers, Skip Smith and wife Jimmie, Mount Carmel, Sam Smith and wife Donna, Schwartz Creek, Mich., Barry Gibson and wife Jody, West Lafayette, Ind., and Jack Harmon and wife Elaine, Prudenville, Mich.; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Walter Crouch officiating.

Singing will be provided by the Lighthouse Quartet.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Salyers, Terry Wolfe, Rick Wolfe, Darvis Reed, Percy Wininger, Mark Powell and Jim Wininger.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church building fund, 311 Cypress St., Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Peggy Wolfe.

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Rachel P. (Craft) Wolfe

Ex-Publisher's Wife Succumbs In Scott County

GATE CITY (Spl.) - Mrs. Rachel Craft Wolfe, 53, wife of Roy V. Wolfe, former publisher of the Gate City Herald and Republican leader in Scott County, died at her home here Tuesday afternoon after a lingering Illness.

Mrs. Wolfe is the daughter of the late Rev. James B. Craft and Susan Carter Craft.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Hugh L. Bradshaw, Gate City; one son, Roy V. Wolfe, Jr., Gate City; stepmother, Mrs. Louise Ford Craft, Bristol; one sister, Mrs. Molly Addington, Fort Blackmore; one brother, Ryland G. Craft, Gate City; two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

The body is at McConnell Funeral Home in Gate City .

( KINGSPORT NEWS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1952

GATE CITY, Va. (Spl.)-Funeral for Mrs. Rachel Craft Wolfe, 53, wife of Republican leader and former Gate City Herald publisher Roy V. Wolfe, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Baptist Church.

Dr. J. L. Rosser and the Rev. Trench E. Taylor will officiate.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be E. B. Elliott, J. D. Bledsoe, E. C. Richmond, L. T. Tate, H. Y. Shanks, John Howard, O. G. Ruth and Roy Kilgore.

The body was removed to the home at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

(KINGSPORT NEWS, Thursday, Nov. 6, 1952)

Mrs. Louise Craft, of V.I., was called here Tuesday on account of the death of her stepdaughter, Mrs. Rachel Craft Wolfe. Funeral services were held at Gate City Baptist Church , Thursday. Relatives from out-of-town, were: Mrs. Mollie Addington, Mrs. Conley Greear, of Ft. Blackmore; Ryland Addington, Elizabethton; Mr. and Mrs. Bart Wolfe, Norton; Mr. and Mrs. J. Kelly Carter, Bristol, Va. Friends from out-of-town were: Mrs. Dave Sergeant, Sam Carter, Mrs. Hazel Goodpasture, Bristol, and Mrs. J. W. McAuliffe, Kingsport

(Kingsport Times-News, Sunday, Nov. 9, 1952)

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Ralph McClellan Wolfe

Ralph M. Wolfe, age 83, of Kingsport passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, May 30, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Hawkins County on December 18, 1927. Ralph had resided in Kingsport for the last 23 years. He was a faithful member and deacon of Freedom Baptist Church of Mount Carmel. He retired from Air Products (now Air Gas). He served in the U.S. Army.

Ralph was preceded in death by his loving and devoted first wife, Mary (Bland) Wolfe (1986); parents, Roy S. (1987) and Hazel Ellis Wolfe (1988); infant sister and brother; sister, Betty Webb (2003); brother, James "Jim" Wolfe (2010); grandparents, R. T. and Elsie (Calhoun) Ellis and Charles "C.D." and Mary (Dishner) Wolfe; brothers-in-law; Earl Bland and Curtis Ellis.

Surviving are his loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and David Glover; wife, Marie Wolfe; sisters, Jean and O. W. Ferguson, Wanda and Gordon Hood; sister-in-law, Nova Wolfe; brother-in-law, Reverend Hagan Webb; and a special brother-in-law, David L. Bland; step-daughter, Jeanie and Jim Hicks.

Family will receive friends at the home of Brenda Glover.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Oak Hill with Reverend Andy Sensabaugh and Reverend Hagan Webb officiating. Military graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 according the military rites.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family Ralph M. Wolfe.

Oak Hill Funeral Home obituaries at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com

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Reginald Lynn Wolfe

CHURCH HILL — Reginald Lynn Wolfe , 73, of 176 Okolona Road, passed away Friday (May 2, 2008) following injuries received in a tractor accident.

Reginald was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Church Hill. He was a retired employee of AFG Industries with 43 years service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in England.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Ora Monroe Wolfe .

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mabel Page Wolfe , Church Hill; four sons and daughters-in-law, Reginald Phillip Wolfe , Robert Scott and Michelle Wolfe , Randall Bruce and Donna Kay Wolfe and Gary Lynn and Niki Wolfe , all of Church Hill; 10 grandchildren, Shanda Smith and husband, Johnny, Jennifer Wolfe , Dustin Wolfe and wife, Michelle, Russell Wolfe , Amber Wolfe , Brittany Wolfe , Sadie Wolfe , Lynn Wolfe , Maritsa Wolfe and Colton Wolfe ; one great- granddaughter, Sierra Wolfe ; brother and sister-in-law, Dale Clinton and Janie Wolfe ; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Derek Bell and the Rev. Charlie Eberhart officiating.

Graveside services with military honors conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and Tennessee National Guard will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Randy Wolfe , Dustin Wolfe , Scott Wolfe , Russell Wolfe , Gary Wolfe and Phil Wolfe .

The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Building Fund of The First Free Will Baptist Church, 208 Maple Avenue, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105

Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Wolfe family.

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Robert Wayne Wolfe

GATE CITY, Va. -- Robert Wayne Wolfe infant son of N. J. and Ruth Price Wolfe, Gate City, Route 3, died unexpectedly at 4:25 p.m. Friday. [ 4/16/1954 ]

Surviving are the parents; four brothers, N. J. Jr., John E., Larry A. and Isaac L. Wolfe; and maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Price of Kingsport.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family cemetery near the Wolfe home. The Rev. G. C. Coldiron will officiate.

The body was removed to the residence from Scott County Funeral Home Saturday afternoon.

(Kingsport Times-News / Sunday, April 18, 1954)

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Ruby (Frazier) Wolfe

Ruby Frazier Wolfe, 79, 1256 Reedy Creek Road , Bristol , Va. , died Saturday (May 23, 1992) at Bristol Regional Medical Center .

She was a resident of Scott County, Va., until moving to Bris­tol seven years ago. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Worley Wolfe.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Pauline) Dean and Wilma Jean Wolfe, both of Bris­tol, Va.; two step-daughters, Irene Wolfe, Bristol, Va. and Louise Hensley, Hiltons, Va.; one step­-son, Pete Wolfe, Bristol, Va.; one grandson; 10 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Effie Bales, Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lewis Dye officiating.

Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens , Abingdon , Va.

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Rufus Michael Wolfe

KINGSPORT — Rufus Michael Wolfe, 57, Kingsport, passed away, Friday, (July 1, 2011) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Michael was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on April 7, 1954, the son of the Julia Scott Wolfe and the late Rufus Wolfe, Jr. He was a member of the Church of Christ and retired from Tennessee Eastman. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Saunders Releford Wolfe; and brother, John Wolfe.

Surviving is his daughter, Loris Adams, Charlotte, N.C.; mother, Julia B. Wolfe, Gate City, Va.; one grandson, Asa Wolfe; step-sons, Mukiau Releford and wife, Julie, Johnson City, Tenn., and Mario Releford, Kingsport; fourteen step-grandchildren; and seven step-great grandchildren; sisters, Dora Martin, Kingsport, Ruby Wolfe Rogers and husband, Stanley, Gate City, Va.; Sandra Wolfe Hale, Kingsport, Beverly Wolfe Cutler, Gate City, Va., Janice Wolfe Sharpe, Gate City, Va.; brothers, Billy J. Wolfe, Weber City, Va., George Wolfe, Kingsport, and Dennis Wolfe and wife, Yvette, Knoxville, Tenn.; special sister-in-law, Patricia Stokley; along with several nieces and nephews.

The body will lie in state on Tuesday at the Church of Christ, Gate City, Va., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother, Julia B. Wolfe, 224 Elliott Drive, Gate City, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Mark Harbison officiating.

The Wolfe Family Singers will provide the music.

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

Billy J. Wolfe, George Wolfe, Dennis Wolfe, Theo Robinette, Chris Hale, Kim Sensabaugh, Jerome Spriggs, Alonzo Cutler, and Stanley Rogers will serve as pallbearers.

Mickey Rogers, and Michael’s special step-sons and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

The family requests that anyone who wishes may make a donation to the charity of their choice in Michael’s memory.

The family also wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of the 5th floor at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, and the 3rd floor Wilcox Hall hospice nurses for their love and care of Michael.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Rufus Michael Wolfe.

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Sallie Lou Wolfe 

GATE CITY, Va. -  Sallie Lou Wolfe, 97, passed away peacefully on Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at her home on Hilldale Farm, Route 3, after a two year period of declining health. Mrs.  Wolfe  was a graduate of Cleveland High School and attended Hollins College, Virginia Intermont College, and the College of William and Mary. She taught English and French at Cleveland High School and language arts at Cleveland Elementary School in Scott County, Va. for 33 years. Since her retirement in 1966, she especially enjoyed visits from former students who shared memories of their time together at Cleveland High School and kept her up to date on their lives and careers. She was a member of Oak Glen Church, the Scott County Retired Teachers' Association, and the Scott County Democratic Party. 

Mrs. Wolfe was preceded in death by her mother, Sallie Lou Minnich Smith (1931); father, W. D. Smith (1938); brothers, W. D. `Rex` Smith Jr. (1959), Dr. Howard Chandler Smith (1970), and Rhea Edmond Smith (1972); and her devoted husband, Ernest R. Wolfe (1966). 

Surviving are her daughter, Helen Jayne Wolfe, of the home; a grandson, Dr. Steve Carter, Georgetown, Ky.; a sister, Mary H. Whitley, of the home; six nieces, L. Lou Whitley, of the home, Mary S. Cooper and Sally S. Miller, Baltimore, Md., Flo S. Stone, Washington, D.C., Izetta Smith, Portland, Or., and Sallie S. Nelson, Pompano Beach, Fla. 

She will be brought home to Hilldale Farm where the family will receive friends anytime beginning Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. The Reverend Paul Blessing, a former student, will lead a service celebrating her life, her courage, and her victory in Jesus at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at her home. Valda Wininger Reed, a former student, will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery beside her husband. 

Pallbearers will be David Bailey, Erol Begoli, Carl Dorton, Leonard Dorton, Bruce Ratliff, John Thacker, Dr. Jeff Vaughan, and E. R. `Bob` Wininger. Honorary pallbearers will be Tucker Coleman, Charles Noe, Ford Quillen, and Robert Wininger. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to either the Scott County Retired Teacher's Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1027, Gate City, Va. 24251, or to the Yuma Elementary School Library, Route 3, Box 264, Gate City, Va. 24251. However, the greatest honor to her memory and her life's work would be to pass a word of encouragement to a child who needs to hear it. 

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

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Verna Mae (Lawson) Wolfe

KINGSPORT - Verna Wolfe, 79, of Kingsport, passed away Friday ( Sept. 24, 2004 ).

She attended Pine View Drive Freewill Baptist Church for over 20 years and had a lifetime of Christian work for the Lord.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Molly Lawson of Speers Ferry, Va. ; two brothers, Ralph and Charlie Lawson; and two sisters, Georgia Williams and Rosalie Flanery.

Surviving are her husband, Howard J. Wolfe; two daughters, Bettie Jo Beane, Kingsport, Linda Jane Fugate and husband, Scotty, West Liberty, Ky.; three grandchildren, Joe Combs and wife, Kelly, Omaha, Neb., Dawn Beane, Kingsport, and Misty Flanery; four great-grandchildren, Nick Combs, Madison Combs, Ana Jasmine Flanery, and Matthew Chance Flanery; one brother, Paul Lawson and wife, Freda, Greenwood, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Morelock and the Rev. G.W. Jobe officiating.

Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens .

Pallbearers will be Howard Arrington, Jimmy Arrington, Billy Lawson, Danny Slater, Bobby Burke, and Jackie Slater.

Memorial contributions may be given to Pine View Freewill Baptist Church , c/o Naomi Rutherford, 1212 Skelton Bluff Road , Kingsport , TN 37660 .

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Will Edgar Wolfe

JEFFERSON CITY - Will Edgar Wolfe, 69, formerly of Church Hill, passed away Saturday (April 24, 2004) at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Nancy Christian Wolfe. He formerly worked in the maintenance department at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City and attended Way of the Cross Missionary Baptist Church in White Pine.

Interment will be conducted at 5 p.m. today in the Church Hill Memorial Gardens.

Allen Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.

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William Daniel "Dan" Wolfe Sr.

GATE CITY, Va. - William Daniel (Dan) Wolfe, Sr., 65, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord late Sunday evening (June 18, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov. 16, 1940, a son of the late Jacob McDaniel and Billie Louise Musser Wolfe, Scott County, Va. He was a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company after 36 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, specializing in communications. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #265-Gate City, Va.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and was a huge lover of amateur radio communication. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially fishing and watching wildlife.

He was survived by his wife of 36 years, Delores (Coffey) Wolfe, of the home; one daughter, Rebecca Bledsoe and husband Todd, Kingsport; one son, William Daniel Wolfe, Jr. (Danny) and wife Missy, Kingsport; grandchildren, Zachary Tyler Bledsoe, Reagan Danielle Wolfe and Rachael Leann Wolfe; one sister, Patricia Ellen Stamper and husband Carl, Gate City, Va.; one brother, Richard Wolfe and wife Carolyn of Lexington, N.C.; step-mother, Willie Wolfe, Kingsport; mother-in-law, Gladys Coffey, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Hubert Coffey, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home with Brother Everett Lett and Brother G.D. Peters officiating.

Burial will take place Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Quillen Cemetery, Gate City, Va. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 Gate City, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery Thursday by 10:55 a.m. for the graveside services.

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

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Wallace Edward Wolfe

KINGSPORT — Wallace E. Wolfe, 72, 1617 Newbern Road, died Tuesday morning (Oct. 5, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was married to Ethel Peters Wolfe for 49 years and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary Jan. 27, 2000.

He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at Kingsport Press for 25 years and retired from Western Southern Life Insurance Company.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Wolfe; and grandparents, Mattie and Sam Ketron.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel Peters Wolfe, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Ed Allen, Rogersville, Joyce and Steve Sebastian, Kingsport and Sandra and Norman Lifford, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sharon Wolfe, Marietta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Chris Allen, Jessica Allen, Stephen Sebastian II, Dustin Lifford, Matthew Lifford, Chad Wolfe and Alan Wolfe; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Baker and Evangelist Pat Hammonds officiating.

Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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Willie Ima (Reese) Cross Wolfe

KINGSPORT — Willie Reese Wolfe, 89, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (June 8, 2008) at Sunbridge Care in Lexington, N.C.

She was born Dec. 11, 1918, in Pulaski, Va., the daughter of the late O. B. and Ella (Proffitt) Reese.

Willie was a member of Heritage First Church of God. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, Nanny and friend to all that knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob M. Wolfe; one daughter, Jane Cross; one son, William D. Wolfe; three sisters, Gladys Combs, Ercil Taylor and Lottie Hoback.

Survivors include one son, Richard Wolfe and his wife, Carolyn of Lexington, N.C.; one daughter, Patricia Stamper and her husband, Carl of Gate City, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Sarah Charlotte Wolfe, Annabell Wolfe, David Wolfe, Joey Todd, Johnny Todd, Danny Wolfe Becky Bledsoe, Connie McIntosh, Faith Irwin and Ben Irwin; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted today at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Steve Tilley officiating.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park, where family and friends are asked to assemble at graveside by 2:45 p.m.

The family would like to extend a thank you to Carson and Billie Blanton, Ruth Bates and Phyllis Arnold, some very special friends who helped care for Mrs. Wolfe.

East Lawn Funeral Home, your local dignity memorial provider, will be serving the family.

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Worley Jett Wolfe

HILTONS, Va. -- Worley J. Wolfe, 71-year-old retired farmer, died at his home on Hiltons, Rt. 1, Wednesday [ 8/19/1959 ] at 6 a.m. after a brief illness.

He was born and raised in Scott County .

Survivors include his widow, Ruby Frazier Wolfe; five daughters, Miss Pauline Wolfe and Miss Wilma Jean Wolfe, both of Hiltons, Miss Irene Wolfe of Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Arden Hunsucker of Bristol, Va., and Mrs. Fred Hensley of Hiltons; two sons, Pete Wolfe of Bristol, Tenn., and Stewart Wolfe of Hiltons; one brother, G. E. Wolfe of Hiltons.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the home.  The Rev. N. P. King will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the Jett Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Ervin Carter, W. M. Fleenor, J. C. Larkin, Lan Dillon, Earl Tate, Johnny Wolfe, James Moore and Kyle McMurray.

The body will be returned to the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Gate City Funeral Home.

(Kingsport Times, Thursday, August 20, 1959)

Kingsport Times
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Edna Vivian (Phelps) Wood

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Edna Vivian Wood, 88, of Woodbridge, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday ( Aug. 10, 2008 ). She passed away peacefully from death to eternal life at Ruxton of Woodbridge .

Vivian, as she liked to be called, was born on Feb. 18, 1920, in Hansonville, Russell County, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Lee Wood; her parents, Sarah Anice and Walter Gay Phelps; a granddaughter, Sara E. Hoadley; and many brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Baldwin Phelps Owen of Hiltons, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis Jane and William David Smith of Stephens City, Va., Doris Marie and Delmar William Lester of Gainesville, Va., and Patsy Lee and Paul Edward Lovell, Jr. of Fairfax Station, Va. Vivian is also survived by four grandchildren, Everton Lee; brothers, Helen Leslie Doland, Delmar William Lester, Jr. and Emory Vance Lester. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mountcastle Funeral Home in Woodbridge where funeral services will take place on Friday at 12 noon .

The interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park .

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Erma Pauline (Gillenwater) Wood

JOHNSON CITY - Mrs. Erma Pauline Wood, 31, 923 Lake Drive, died at Johnson City Memorial Hospital at 3:40 p.m. Monday [ Aug 28, 1972 ] of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

She was born in Scott County , Virginia and attended the Midway Baptist Church .

She is survived by her husband Ernest, daughters, Miss Sherry Wood and Miss Janet Wood, both of Johnson City; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roby Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore; sisters, Mrs. Betty Stubblefield, Gate City, Miss Linda Gillenwater, Kingsport, Miss Virginia Gillenwater and Miss Mary Gillenwater, both of Ft. Blackmore; brothers, Samuel and Grady both of Ft. Blackrnore and Alvin Gillenwater of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Gate City Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Smith, Jr., and the Rev. Sam G. Barnes officiating.

Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery .

Pallbearers will be Tommy Wood, Roger Davis, Ronnie Gene Lane , Roy Francisco, Charlie Gilmer, and Danny Gillenwater.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday evening.

The Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Kingsport Times of Tuesday, August 29, 1972
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Evelyn Louise ( Compton ) Woods

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — Evelyn Louise Compton Woods, 65, of Goose Creek, S.C. passed away on Monday ( Aug. 20, 2007 ).

She was born in Kingsport , Tenn. and spent the majority of her life in East Tennessee . She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and daughter who was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Iris Compton and Myrtle Franklin Compton, of Morristown , Tenn.

She is survived by husband, Lennis Ray Woods, of Goose Creek, S.C.; daughter, Ginny Lacy, of Charleston, S.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Martha Compton, of Plano, Tex.; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Bill McConnell, of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Sharon Kay Compton, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Zambia, Africa; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2007 from the Farrar Jefferson City Chapel with interment to follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens . The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City , Tenn. 37760 .

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Rex S. Wood

KINGSPORT — Rex S. Wood, age 72, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Wednesday (Dec. 31, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a member of Walkers Fork Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army. He retired from Hawkins County Press after 35 years service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a wonderful Christian man who enjoyed life and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Emma Francisco Wood.

He is survived by his wife Faye Hunter Wood, of the home; his daughters, Vicki Moser and husband Alan, of Kingsport, Terry Overbey and husband Bill, of Gate City, Va., Jody Quillen, of Kingsport; grandchildren, Nicole "Nikki" Sturgill and husband Sam, of Kingsport, Lauren Moser, Clint Moser, and Lindsey Overbey; great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn Sturgill; brothers, Donald Wood and wife Mary Lou, of Nicklesville, Va., Ernest Wood, of Johnson City; sister, Betty Hurd and husband Gene, of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) from 5 to 7 p.m. in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday (Jan. 4, 2008) at 2 p.m. with Reverend John Crawford, Reverend Lynard Hunter, and Reverend Alan Moser officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bill Overbey, Sam Sturgill, Clint Moser, Doug Hurd, Jim Summey, Joey Verbal.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Overbey and Jackie Overbey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walkers Fork Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Ruby Bragg, 5922 Lone Star Road, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Rex S. Wood.

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Robert J. "Bob" Wood

KINGSPORT — Robert J. "Bob" Wood, 59, passed away Friday (June 13, 2008) at home with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

He was a native of Scott County, Va., but lived most of his life in Hawkins County. He was born July 13, 1948 and was the son of the late Frank and Lois (Stapleton) Wood of the Big Moccasin community.

He was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church and retired in 2002 from Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company Coal Gas Division with 32 years service.

During his retirement years, he worked part-time at Cattails, Meadowview Golf Course, Kingsport. He graduated in 1967 from Nickelsville High School.

He proudly serviced his country in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1970 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a former member of the VA National Guard. He enjoyed his retirement years playing golf, being with his family and friends and helping out his neighbors.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and a great friend to many people and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents and grand parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Wood; special parents, Iona and Ervin Meade; father-in-law, Carl Smythe; and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Rita (Smythe) Wood, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Melissa Wood, Leander, Tex.; two sisters, Jerry Lou (Wood) Skeens and husband, Fred, Church Hill and Linda (Wood) Brock, Villa Rica, Ga.; two brothers, Tommy Wood and Lawrence (Eddie) Wood, both of Kingsport; special nephew, Rick Skeens, Weber City, Va.; special nieces, Tina Scholten, Kingsport, Sheila Clark, Carrolton, Ga., Sonja Baird, Kingsport and their extended families; mother-in-law, Betty Smythe, Kingsport; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carlene and Jimmy Craft, Berthoud, Co.; one special niece, Miranda Craft and one special nephew, Dalton Craft, both of Berthoud, Co.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with a celebration of life service conducted by Jim Lewis and Butch Stapleton, will be held following visitation.

Entombment services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Mausoleum, Kingsport with military honors by American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard. Friends planning on attending the services are asked to meet at Oak Hill at 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

Pallbearers will be his life long friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Eastman Coal Gas Division Group 1 and the employees of Cattails Golf Course.

The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to Dr. Marco DaSilva and all the nursing staff of Kingsport Hematology and Oncology for their loving care and kindness. Also, many "thanks" go out to all his faithful friends and church family for their love, support, and prayers.

The family respectably requests that no flowers be sent to the funeral home or Oak Hill Mausoleum and recommends donations be made to The Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, att. Kathryn Visneski, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662; Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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Scott Gose Wood

WEBER CITY, Va. — Scott G. Wood, 82, of Weber City, passed away Saturday (April 25, 2009) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weber City, Va.

Scott Gose Wood was born Sept. 7, 1926 at home in Nickelsville.

He was the son of the late Logan B. Wood and the late Gertrude Litton Wood. Scott married Clara Faye Wood Jan. 30, 1948. On Feb. 3, 1961 their son, Scott Logan Wood, was born in Holston Valley Hospital.

Scott was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., having lived in Weber City over 58 years. Scott was a member of Gate City American Legion Post 265. He served in the U. S. Navy, during World War II attaining the rank of Seaman First Class.

Scott was a loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and friend to all who knew him. He was a 50-year member of Gate City Masonic Lodge.

Scott traveled all of the 50 U.S. states, some with Amtrak and he also traveled part of Canada and Mexico.

He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company May 1, 1986 after over 37 years of service. Scott was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va., where he served as deacon.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Claude B. Wood, killed during World War II, Luther C. Wood, Emory L. Wood and Fred O. Wood.

He is survived by his dear wife of over 61 years, Clara Faye Maddux Wood, of the home; one son, Scott Logan "Scotty" Wood and wife, Carol, of Harriman; one brother, Stewart Wood and wife, Mae of Bristol, Va.; special friends, Ed Catron, Danny Dean, Jack Hamilton, Paul McMurray and Dr. Bruce Adkins; and a host of other friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Weber City. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Johnny Kendrick, the Rev. Lester Ferguson, the Rev. Dean Smith and the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by Jill Sauceman, Leslie Bays and Loraine McDavid.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery with the American Legion Post 3/265 and the Virginia National Guard conducting the rites.

Family and friends who wish to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Grady Wood, Jimmy Wood, Claude Wood, Donald Wood, Donnie Bays, Danny Dean, Jack Hamilton, Paul McMurray, Paul Lovell and David Stokes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Christopher Basham, Dr. Michael Basham, Jack Osteen, John Osteen, Rev. Joshua Osteen, Edsel Craft, Dr. Robert Craft, J.C. Quillen, Fred Houser, Leslie Bays, David Bays, Rev. F.M. Bays, Jr., Fred Sauceman, Jerry Summers, Adrian Lyon and the deacons of First Baptist Church of Weber City.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Steven Adkins and the staff and nurses at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Weber City (Property Acquisition Fund), 362 U. S. Hwy. North, Weber City, Va. 24290.

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

Kingsport Times-News
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Ella L. (Epperson) Woods

ROGERSVILLE - Ella L. Woods, 73, 272 Burem Road, passed away Wednesday morning (April 26, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital following a brief illness.

She was a charter member of East Rogersville Baptist Church and was active in the church's Sam's Club. She was a member of the Unaka Rock and Mineral Society in Johnson City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Francis (Whitey) Woods; parents, A.B. and Laura Epperson; a son, Robert E. Woods; a grandson, Jerry Lloyd Davis; a granddaughter, Lisa Hilton; a great-grandson, Randy Hayward Davis; and a brother, Claude Epperson.

Surviving are three daughters, Wilma Davis, Bulls Gap with whom she had made her home for the last two years, Mrs. Doyle (Vivian) Ward and Mrs. Jim (Edna Jo) Simpson, both of Rogersville; one son and daughter-in-law, Lee E. and Kathy Woods, Rogersville; eight grandchildren, one being, Randy Davis, who she raised as her own; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville. Friends may also call anytime at the residence of Doyle and Vivian Ward, 122 Cross Subdivision Drive, Rogersville.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Rogersville Baptist Church with the Rev. Grady Byrd and the Rev. Lawrence Smith officiating.

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

Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Kingsport Times-News
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James Elijah "J. E." Woods

James Elijah "J.E." Woods, 86, of Blountville, went to be home with the Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.

He was born on January 24, 1926 in Scott County, Virginia to the late Jeff and "Lottie" Ketron Woods. He was a born again Christian and attended Hickman Memorial Church. He was employed at Plumbum Mfg. for a number of years and farmed alongside his wife for many years. He loved to hunt in his early years. He loved to sing gospel songs and talk to all he knew about the Lord.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Coleen Patterson and Pauline Smith.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Geneva McClain Woods; his son, Greg Rock & wife, Renee; two grandsons, Brian Rock and Jason Rock; a special brother-in-law, C.D. Patterson along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm on Friday, February 17, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Hermon United Methodist Church, East Carters Valley Road, Gate City, VA with Pastors James Mauk, Jr. and Ed McLain, officiating. Mr. Woods will lie in state for 1 hour prior to the service. Music will be provided by True Faith Quartet.

Burial will follow in Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gate City, VA. Douglas McClain, David McClain, Rick Woods, Roger Woods, Mike Rock and Lyle Woods will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the 5th floor nurses and techs at Indian Path Medical Center for their love and care.

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

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

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Willow Madison Woods

Willow Madison Woods, 5 months, of Gray, left this world for her heavenly home on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center .
Willow was a "beloved" daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece who captivated everyone with her big blue eyes. Willow will forever retain her place in the hearts of her loving family.
She is survived by her parents, Amy and David Woods, II; brothers, Chase and Zeke Woods; grandparents, Janelle and Ronnie Bruner, Sandra White and several great aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 11 am - 1 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport . The service will begin at 1 pm with Rev. Calhoun officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2 pm on Saturday Oak Hill Memorial Park . Pallbearers will be Willow 's uncles and cousins.

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Billie June (Broyles) Woodward

GATE CITY - Billie June (Broyles) Woodward, 69, died Saturday (Aug. 14, 1999) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

She was a member of the Appalachia Chapter No 26 O.E.S. She attended the First Baptist Church of Weber City, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Andrew and Martha Lester Broyles; two sisters, Lunnette Parham and Pearl Young.

Surviving are her husband, Elvin M. Woodward, Gate City; three daughters, Vickie Shipley, Kingsport, Elva M. Woodward, Barbara K. Woodward, both of Gate City; three grandchildren, Jared Shipley, Mariah Shipley and Heather Shipley; three brothers, Harold (Soupy) Broyles, Coeburn, Va., Guy Broyles, Abingdon, Va. and Gale Broyles, Andover, Va.; four sisters, Ruby Stallard, Joyce Jones, both of Appalachia, Va., Opal Cole, Johnson City, Jeane Wampler, Anderson, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home in Appalachia, Va.

An Eastern Star Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home conducted by the Appalachia Chapter No 26 O.E.S.

Funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens with interment to follow.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Jimmy Ray Woodward

 

GATE CITY, Va. — Jimmy Ray Woodward, 70, passed away Wednesday ( July 15, 2009 ) at Holston Valley Medical Center .

He was a former employee of Quebecor Press in Rogersville. Jimmy was a member of the Faith Hope United Church in the Strawberry Patch community.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara; his parents, Wince and Gladys Woodward; brother, Jerry Woodward and sister, Susie Woodward.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Woodward of the home; three sons, Michael Meade and wife, Lynn of Big Stone Gap, Va., Martin Meade of Iraq, Matthew Meade and wife, Darlene of Big Stone Gap, Va.; brothers, Bob Woodward and wife, Lorrie of Kingsport, Johnny and wife, Nancy Woodward of Big Stone Gap; sister, Betty Gail Graham and husband, Tommy of New Carlise, Ohio; He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, a special great nephew, Hunter Phillips and many grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Funeral services will be at the Faith Hope United Church in the Strawberry Patch community with Pastor Michael Meade and Dr. Randy Grimes. Graveside services will follow in the Faith Hope United Church Cemetery .

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Brenda Lee (Crowe) Woodby

GRAY — Brenda Lee Crowe Woodby, 27, of Gray, passed away Tuesday evening (Nov. 25, 2008) in Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Kingsport and attended Tri-City Apostolic Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Peters Crowe.
Survivors include her husband, Stanley Woodby, of the home; her father, James Shipley of Gray; two step-sons, Seth Woodby and Chase Woodby, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Billy (Lisa) Puckett of Kingsport and Willie Puckett of Jupiter, Tenn.; sister, Rose Mathes of Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews; two special nieces, Betty and Penny Puckett; and one special nephew, Billy Puckett.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Tri-Cities Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rick Bowser officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.
For more information, please call Tri-Cities Funeral Home at 423-323-5167.

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Anna Wood (Cox) Wood

STAUNTON, Va. — Anna Cox Wood, 103, died Tuesday evening (April 29, 2008) in Kings Daughters Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Aug. 24, 1904 in Scott County, Va., the only child of John and Nora Lee Cox.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joseph William Wood, on Sept. 5, 1981.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday in Oak Lawn Memory Gardens by the Rev. John Peterson.

There will be no formal visitation.

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Edith N. (Browder) Wood

HILTONS, Va. — Edith N. Browder Wood, 91, of Hiltons, went to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday evening (April 29, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She lived over 70 years in Hiltons, Va. Mrs. Wood volunteered for many years with Mountain Empire Older Citizens Respite Program until her illness in February of 2009. She was an active member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church and the UMW.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James I. Wood; her parents, Ruben and Rachel Godsey Browder; her sisters, Melissa Huffman, Janie Cole, Sibbie Jones and Lakie Ramey; her brothers, Ed Browder, Tom Browder and J. W. Browder.

Edith N. Wood is survived by her son, James E. Wood and his wife, Betty; a granddaughter, Jamie Larkins and her husband, Doug (all of Hiltons, Va.); her sisters- in-law, Alice Browder (Kingsport) and Nancy Browder (Bristol, Tenn.); along with several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the son’s residence.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Putman, the Rev. Will Shewey, the Rev. Randy Powers and the Rev. Marvin Lane officiating.

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

Terry Olinger, Johnny Wolfe, Mark Carter, Joey Salyer, Jack Parker, Darius Hall, Daryl Jayne, Dale McMurray and Phil Salyer will serve as pallbearers.

Rudy Keller, Pat Henry and Carl Barger will be honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Fund or to the cemetery fund, 4977 A. P. Carter Hwy., Hiltons, Va. 24258.

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

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Grace (Williams) Wood

KINGSPORT — Grace W. Wood, 87, passed away Saturday (June 14, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was born in Scott County, Va. on July 28, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Lessie B. Williams and Ora Elizabeth Maddux Williams. She was a homemaker and was a member of Gate City Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Wood; and daughter, Linda Jo Wood.

Surviving are her daughters, Wilma Kerr, Roswell, Ga., and Sandy Denton, Knoxville; granddaughters, Christy Goble, Knoxville, Pam Diwik, San Francisco, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Ally Diwik, San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Irene Smith, Kingsport; special cousin, Virginia Lane, Gate City, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 11 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Music will be provided by Patsy Mason.

Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Wood, Rex Wood, Earnie Wood, Walter Cassell, Benny Cassell, and Tommy Quillin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Lane and Walter Lane.

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Submitted by Don Lane

Roy Harrison Wood

KINGSPORT - Roy Harrison Wood, 88, passed away Thursday (May 25, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center at 2:40 p.m. after a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 18, 1917, to the late Martin J. and Eugenia Stapleton Wood. He worked at Tennessee Eastman Company for 38 years in filter product.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gate City.

He is also preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Jo Wood; infant sister, Elizabeth Martin; sister-in-law, Emma F. Wood; brothers, Clarence and Walter Wood; and brothers-in-law, Ray Smith and J.R. Gilmer.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Grace Williams Wood; daughters, Wilma C., Atlanta, Ga., Virginia and husband, Walter Lane, Gate City, Va., Sandra and husband, John Denton, Jr., Knoxville, Tenn.; granddaughters, Pam and husband, Jamie Diwick, San Francisco, Calif., Christy and husband, Don Goble, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandsons, Hunter and Cole Lane; sisters, Lou Jane Gilmer, Gate City, Va., Pauline and husband, Emmitt Cassell, Nickelsville, Va.; sister-in-law, Irene Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be in the funeral home chapel today at 2 p.m. with Ed Clevenger, Minister and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

Pallbearers will be Donald Wood, Rex Wood, Ronnie Lane, Walter Cassell, Bennie Cassell, Tommy Quillen, Earnie Wood, Jordan Sharpe, Mark and David Wood, and Gene Hurd.

Interment will be in the Holston View Cemetery.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Carl D. Woods

CHURCH HILL - Carl D. Woods, 73, formerly of 303 Old Union Road, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning (July 9, 2005) at Brookhaven Manor following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Hawkins County where he had spent the majority of his life. Carl was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Woods had retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Illinois with over 30 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and especially loved to visit friends. Carl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Fannie Freeman Woods; his grandson, Robert Mobley; two sisters, Lucille Blizzard and Mildred Crigger; six brothers, Marion Woods, William Woods, J.T. Woods, Herchel Woods, Robert Woods, and Archie Woods.

Carl D. Woods is survived by his loving wife of 45 years in November, Betty R. (Collins) Woods of the home; a son, Jack Woods of Alabama; a daughter, Carla Mobley, Peoria, Ill.; three grandchildren, Jessica Woods, Alabama, Jonathan Mobley and Tiffany Mobley, both of Peoria, Ill.; two sisters, Ruby Gibbons and Julie Francisco, both of Church Hill; three brothers, O.M. Woods and wife Frankie of Church Hill, Joe Woods and Mobline of Church Hill, and Claude Woods and Jo Ann of Washington, Ill.; a special friend, Dale Jones, Church Hill; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel of Church Hill or friends may also call anytime at the residence, 370 Silverlake Road, Apt. 306.

Services will be conducted on Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Doug Harris and Rev. Alvin Skelton officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Elm Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the family of Carl D. Woods.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

O.M. Woods

KINGSPORT — O.M. Woods, 83, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Hawkins County on May 8. 1925, son of the late Will and Francis Freeman Woods.

Mr. Woods served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended Cedar View Independent Methodist Church and was a former member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He loved to witness for his savior, Jesus Christ.

He worked at Mead Paper for 34 years until his retirement in 1988. A long-time member of the Carters Valley Ruritan, he was a part time farmer and avid golfer, loving husband, daddy, papaw and great papaw.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Will and Francis Woods, brothers, "Puny", Rob, Archie, Carl, "Babe", Herchel, J.T. Woods; sisters, "Lade" Blizzard and Mildred Crigger.

O.M. is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frankie Christian Woods; sons, Larry Woods and his wife, Linda, Gary Woods and his wife, Brenda; daughter, Ginger Cooter and her husband, Danny; grandchildren, Gary Woods and his wife, Alison, Traci Osborne and her husband, Dennis, Amy Patterson and her husband, Travis, Tina Hensley, Brandon Cooter and his wife, Lori; great-grandchildren, Cozette, Austin, Brianna, Isaiah, Lauren, Aubree, Aaliyah and Madelyn; sisters, Ruby Gibbons and Julia Francisco; brothers, Claude Woods and wife, Joanna and Joe Woods and his wife, Mogoline. Further survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thank you to the nursing staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, ICU and A300.

Visitation will be held on Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will follow with Pastor Jim Fields and Pastor Bob Ferguson officiating.

Military entombment service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Mausoleun I, conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265 and the Tennessee National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Gary Woods, Brandon Cooter, Danny Cooter, Travis Patterson, Dennis Osborne, Ned Arnett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Pendleton and Marvin Lane.

Memorial contribution may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road Suite 102 Johnson City, Tenn. 37661. 423- 926-2921.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of O.M. Woods.

Submitted by Don Lane

Lillian Frances (Hammonds) Wooten

KINGSPORT — Lillian Frances Wooten, 78, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday (June 10, 2008) after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. Mrs. Wooten was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Wooten was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Church Hill since 1961 where she served as a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and dedicated prayer warrior.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Lonnie Steven Wooten; parents, J. Walker Hammonds and Anna Lee Hammonds; brother, Virgile Hammonds; and sister-in-law, Marjorie Kilgore.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Lonnie W. "Buddy" Wooten, Jr., of the home; two sons, Joel Wooten and wife, Elizabeth, Church Hill; Mark Wooten and wife, Pam, Mount Carmel; four grandsons, Jeremy and wife, Sarah, Stephen, Andy and John Wooten; two great-granddaughters, Shelby and Nicole Wooten; sister, Carolyn Wagner and husband, John, Gray, Tenn.; three brothers, Harold Hammonds, Kingsport, Gene Hammonds and wife, Nancy, Church Hill, Bobby Hammonds and wife, Linda, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Juanita "Pete" Hammonds, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Lonnie W. "Buddy" Wooten Jr. officiating and eulogies by Joel Wooten and Mark Wooten.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 309 Mt. Pleasant Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Lola (Rhoton) Worfe

CHURCH HILL — Mrs. Lola Rhoton Worfe , 84, of Church Hill, passed away Monday ( Nov. 8, 2010 ), at the home of her daughter following an extended illness.

Mrs. Worfe was born in Scott County, Va., on April 6, 1926 , to the late Melvin Cox Rhoton and Amanda Sanders Rhoton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Valley Chapel Evangelical Methodist Church .

Survivors include her husband, Frank Worfe of the home; her daughter, Charlotte Byrd of the home; sisters, Ruby Osborne of Snellville, Ga., Margaret Moore of Kingsport, Jo Clayman and husband, Jack of Winter Park, Fla.; brother-in-law, Fred Worfe of Sherwood, Ark.; several nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

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

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane
 

Mildred Quillen Worfe

DUFFIELD, Va. - Mildred G. Worfe, 77, passed away Tuesday morning (March 29, 2005) at Bristol Nursing Home following a long illness.

She was a retired teacher with the Scott County Board of Education and was of the Methodist faith.

She was born a daughter of the late W. Rhea and Monnie Quillen Worfe on Dec. 18, 1927 in Wise County, Va.

Surviving are two brothers, Frank Worfe and wife Lola of Duffield, Va., and Fred Worfe of Sherwood, Ark.; nieces, Charlotte Byrd of Church Hill and Aleena Worfe of New York, N.Y.; nephew, Kristofer Worfe of Angleton, Tex.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City,Va.

The Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Buddy Legg officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice in her memory.

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

Kingsport Times-News

Submitted by Don Lane

William Rhea Worfe

CLINCHPORT -- William Rhea Worfe, 88, of the Fairview community died Monday afternoon (Dec. 29, 1986) at his residence after a long illness.

He was a former school teacher in the Scott County, Va., school system and was a member of the Valley Evangelical Methodist Church where he worked for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Monnie Quillen Worfe; one daughter, Mildred Worfe, Fairview; two sons, Frank Worfe, Fairview and Fred Worfe, Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Hassie Horton, Fairview; two nephews; and one niece.

Calling hours are after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert C. (Buddy) Legg officiating.

Burial will be in the Worfe family cemetery in Fairview.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Scott County Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 1088, Gate City, Va., 24251 or the Duffield Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 78, Duffield, Va., 24244.

Kingsport Times-News, Tuesday, December 30, 1986

Submitted by Delmar Fraysier

Hugh S. Wyland

Hugh S. Wyland, October 10, 1942 - December 2, 2008

Hugh S. Wyland, age 66, of Jourdanton, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Adrenia Wyland of Jourdanton; mother-in-law, Ruth Hickey of Poteet. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Vicki Ruth Sappington and husband Brent of Weatherford and step-son, Danny Myers and wife Elizabeth of Springtown; grandchildren, Cody Sappington, Ashley Sappington, Megan Myers and Zachery Myers; brother-in-law, Darrell Hickey and wife Sandy of Poteet, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton on Saturday, December 6, 2008. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donation be made to Sunny Glen Children's Home, P. O. Box 1373, San Benito, Texas 78586 or Mike Lambaria Veterans Administration, 1 Courthouse Circle, Ste. 101, Jourdanton, Texas 78026 or call 830-769-3251.

(Hugh was son-of-law of Ruth Victoria (Quillen) Hickey from Scott Co.)

Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton, TX 78064 obituaries at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Submitted by Don Lane

Judy Faye (Bowen) Ketron Burton Wynegar

KINGSPORT — Judy Faye Bowen Wynegar, 64, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Saturday (April 26, 2008) after a tragic fire at her home.

Judy was a loving and caring daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked most of her life as a waitress.

Preceding her in death were her father, Andrew Bowen; and son, Scottie Ketron.

Survivors include four sons, Steve Ketron and wife, Anita of Kingsport, Carlos Burton Jr. and wife, Teresa of Piney Flats, Mike Burton and wife, Denise of Kingsport, Shane Burton and wife, Angela of Southport, Fla.; several grandchildren; one great- grandchild; her mother, Rosella Bowen of Kingsport; one sister, Lois Darnell and husband, Paul "Boze" of Blountville; two brothers, Marvin Bowen and special friend, Faye Overbay of Kingsport, Donnie Bowen of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Gloria and J.B. Byrne, Justin Altman, John Ketron and many other friends too numerous to mention.

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

A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph "Buddy" Dingus officiating.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Judy Wynegar.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

Charles Lay Wynne Sr.

MENDOTA, Va. — Charles L. Wynne, Sr., 90, of the Mendota, Va. community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 23, 2009) at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Wynne was born April, 25 1919, to William and Maxie Wynne where he was raised in Nickelsville, Va., and was a longtime resident of the Mendota, Va., community. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was a self-employed painting contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Wynne; one daughter, Joyce Arnett and husband, Verlin of Bristol, Va.; one son, Chuck Wynne and wife, Nancy of Kingsport.; grandchildren, Lori Davis, Adam Wynne, Jesse Wynne, Josh Wynne and Mark Arnett and wife, Patricia; great-grandchildren, Jacob Wynne, Matthew and Haley Oskins and Tyler Arnett and a special great-grandson, Mark Arnett.

There will be no formal visitation held at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Blountville.

Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State St., Bristol, Tenn. (423) 989-4800 will be serving the family of Mr. Wynne.

Kingsport Times-News
Submitted by Don Lane

 

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