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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 1998

BRISTOL TN & VA


BAKER, ROMA WILSON Roma Wilson Baker, 63, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice, Bristol, Tenn. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 30, 1998

BALES, JENNIE MAE Mrs. Jennie Mae Bales, 90, died Tuesday in Greystone Health Care Center. She was a native of Norton and had lived in Bristol most of her life. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. Robinson Mortuary is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 10, 1998

BANKS, WILLIAM NELSON William Nelson Banks, 77, of 45 Oakview Circle, Bristol, VA, died Friday, June 19, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, retired from Morrison Moulded Fiber Glass Co. and was a member of Mason Macedonia Lodge No. 85. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emily Aquila Banks; one daughter, Mary Yvonne Patterson, Bristol VA; two sons, James A. Banks and William E. Banks, both of Bristol VA; one sister, Dorothy Wilson, Danville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one cousin; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 21, 1998

BATEMAN, FLORENCE DINKENS Florence Dinkens Bateman, 90, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. She had been a resident of both Baltimore and Bristol for most of her life and was a retired seamstress with Big Jack Manufacturing Company. She was the widow of Harvey Albert Bateman and a member of Fellowship Chapel Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 30, 1998

BEELER, NANNIE MAE GOODMAN Nannie Mae Beeler, 85, of 217 Alhambra Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, June 22, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was of the Christian faith, a member of First Church of the Nazarene and attended Meadowview Presbyterian Church. She was employed for many years with S. E. Massengill Co., Gordon Garment Co. and Giant Foods. She was the widow of Rufus Luther Beeler. Survivors include one brother, James Louis Goodman, Bristol TN; four sisters, Emma G. Allison and Nellie G. Fleenor, both of Bristol VA, Donnie G. Pruett, Bristol TN, and Eula G. Rutter, Hickory, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 24, 1998

BLEVINS, DELLA VIRGINIA Della Virginia Blevins, 90, of NHC Healthcare, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Coeburn and had lived in Bristol Tennessee for the past 15 years. She was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church, Kingsport, and the widow of S. Clyde Blevins. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Francis (Helen) Banner, Bristol TN; one son, James V. Blevins, Nashville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Oak Hill Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 12, 1998

BRANSON, LISA MICHELLE HUDSON Lisa Michelle Hudson Branson, 27, of 901 Kentucky Avenue, Bristol, TN, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Towson, MD, and had made her home in Bristol for the past five years, moving from Baltimore. She was a housewife, a member of the Open Arms Drop-In Center, and a member of the Genesis Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Branson Jr.; her mother, Betty Hudson, Bristol TN; her father, Henry Hudson, Baltimore; her stepmother, Elena Hudson, Baltimore; and one brother, Allen Hudson, Baltimore. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 28, 1998

BROOKS, CLARENCE E. Clarence E. Brooks, 86, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Shady Valley and had made his home in Bristol for over 50 years. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, a retired employee of Hechts Bakery, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lura Wright Brooks. Survivors include four sisters, Irene Cross, Eura Steagall and Hattie Crawford, all of Bristol TN, and Cora Green, Ocala, FL; one brother, Rex Brooks, Granite, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 11, 1998

CLASSEN, HAROLD A. Harold A. Classen, 61, of Bristol TN, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Charleston, SC, and had been a resident of Bristol since 1994.He was a pipe fitter for the past 35 years and was co-owner, with his brother, of HAC, Inc., for 11 years. He was a member of Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local No. 470, and a member of Charleston Baptist Church, in Charleston, SC. Survivors include his wife, June Peoples Classen; one daughter, Debra Fritts, Bristol TN; one son, J. David Fritts Jr., Bristol TN; his mother, Beatrice Rourk Classen, Charleston; three sisters, Betty Walthall and Beulah Guin, both of Charleston, Brenda Abreo, Walterboro, SC; three brothers, Terry Classen and Randall Classen, Charleston, and Richard Classen, Ladsen, SC; and four grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 11, 1998

COLE, ANN CATHERINE ASHLEY Ann Catherine Ashley Cole, 67, of Bristol TN, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol TN and attended Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Therman Hubert Cole; two sons, Gary Z. Cole and Lonnie W. Cole, both of Bristol TN; one brother, Richard Ashley; and one granddaughter. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 9, 1998

COUNTS, BILLY CHARLES Billy Charles Counts, 64, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, June 12, 1998, in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a former resident of Coeburn, a member of the Moose Lodge and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Steven L. Counts, North Augusta, SC; two daughters, Betsy Ward and Stephanie Martin, both of Richmond; his mother, Maxie Adkins Counts, Bristol VA; one brother, Roger L. Counts, Vienna, VA; three grandchildren; and three nieces. Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 14, 1998

CREGER, MILDRED RUST Mildred Creger, 80, of 408 Lynfield Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Wise County, VA, moved to Bristol in 1941, and was the widow of Joseph Creger. She retired from the Bristol Virginia Public School System as a business teacher at Virginia High School after over 30 years of service. She had also been a former teacher at Virginia Intermont College and at the former Sullins College. She was a member of the Virginia Retired Teachers Association, the Virginia Asher Bible Council, the YWCA, and the Classic Study Club. Mrs. Creger was a former member of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church and a current member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and the Rebecca Naylor Circle. Survivors include one son, Brian Creger, Bristol TN; one brother, Harry K. Rust, Richmond; two grandchildren, Johanna Creger and Jonathan Creger; and two nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 6, 1998

CUMBOW, GIFFORD O. MEADOWVIEW -- Gifford O. Cumbow, 76, died Friday, June 19, 1998, in Bristol Wellmont Hospice. He was a native of Russell County and had lived most of his life in Washington County. He was of the Baptist faith, a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cumbow; one son, the Rev. Jim Cumbow, Abingdon; two brothers, Seldon J. Cumbow, Abingdon, and Emmitt Maynard Cumbow, Bristol VA; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COUIER JUNE 20, 1998

DINSMORE, MARCELLO RAMOS Marcello Ramos Dinsmore, 18, of 18 Andys Lane, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident. He was a 1998 graduate of Tennessee High School and a member of Young Life and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He had been a starter for four years on the Tennessee High School soccer team, being named the Most Valuable Player his senior year. He was on the United States National Team for the Olympic Development Program for two years and was named to the Parade All American for soccer for the past two years. Marcello loved to sing, play the guitar and water ski. He had planned to attend the University of North Carolina, at Charlotte, in the fall. Survivors include his mother, Vera Dinsmore, Bristol; his father, Paul Dinsmore, Brazil; two sisters, Polly Courtney, Columbus, OH, and Amanda Lima, Dallas; two brothers, Rodrigo Dinsmore, Bristol TN, and Caio Dinsmore, Brazil; his maternal grandmother, Santu P. Vale, Brazil; his paternal grandmother, Bobbie Johnsen, Chicago City, MN; and several aunts and uncles. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 9, 1998

DIXON, LOUISE BAKER BLOUNTVILLE -- Louise Baker Dixon died Friday, June 19, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Scott County, had resided in Sullivan County most of her life, and was a graduate of Bristol Commercial College. She was employed as a secretary with Burlington Industries for 32 years and was employed with Parks Belks, in Bristol. She was a past Matron of Blountville Chapter No. 419 Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Blountville United Methodist Church and a member of the Wesleyan Circle. She was the widow of Ray O. Dixon. Survivors include one bother, Vincent C. Baker, Blountville; one niece, Pam Baker Light, Kingsport; and two nephews, Lloyd Baker, Kingsport, and Everett Baker, Johnson City. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 21, 1998

ELDRETH, CHARLES R. Sr. Charles R. Eldreth Sr., 80, of 17 13th Street, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired employee of Stevens Cabinet Company and a member of Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Goldie Snyder Eldreth; one son, Charles R. Eldreth Jr., Bristol; one daughter, Joyce McCracken, Bristol; one sister, Maude Cox, Greer, SC; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 11, 1998

EMERSON, CHARLES WILSON KNOXVILLE -- Charles Wilson Emerson, died Thursday, June 18, 1998. He was a native of Bristol Virginia, attended John S. Battle High School and the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond. He was a U.S. Army veteran from 1970 to 1973, receiving the Army Commendation from President Nixon in 1972, and was a member of Haygood Methodist Church, Atlanta, where he lived for several years. He was employed with several hospitals in Atlanta and Knoxville as a freelance anesthetist. Survivors include his mother, Irene Black Emerson, Bristol VA; one sister, Frances Emerson and husband George Huber, Bristol VA; and one stepsister, Mrs. Shirley Turpin and husband Bobbie Van Turpin, Virginia Beach. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 19, 1998

FAULKS, ARTHUR Arthur "Barney" Faulks, 88, of 21371 Clear Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a retired employee of Sullins College, where he served as a night watchman. He was a member of First Assembly of God, Abingdon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Janie Faulks. Survivors include five sons, Roy Daniel Faulks, Franklin Furnace, OH, Bobby Faulks and William Edward Faulks, both of Bristol VA, Robert Lee Faulks, Mountain City, and Micheal William Faulks, Charlotte, NC; six daughters, Diane Jean Faulks, Eleanor Lois Hall and Carolyn Marie Hand, all of Bristol VA, Ruth Elizabeth Gross, Abingdon, Brenda Sue Fritz and Nancy Louise Hicks, both of Bristol TN; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 16, 1998

FLEENOR, DEAS MANNING Deas Manning Fleenor, 64, of Young Drive, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County Virginia and had lived most of his life in Bristol Virginia. He was a employee of General Motors, in Michigan, for four years, returning to Bristol where he retired from Sperry-Univac after 26 years of service as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 145, and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Central Heights Community, Blountville, and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include one sister, Rachel Fleenor, Bristol VA; three nieces, Jeanie Donahu, Valerie Whiteman and Tommy Feathers; three great-nephews; one great-niece; and several aunts and cousins. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 16, 1998

FRENCH, JACK P. Jack P. French, 68, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, June 15, 1998, at his home. A former Bristol Virginia School Superintendent, Mr. French was a graduate of Concord College with graduate work at American University and George Washington University. He received his master's degree from East Tennessee State University. He was president of both Kappa Sigma Kappa and the Inter Fraternity Council at Concord College. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and had worked in the Health Education and Welfare Department, in Washington, DC He was a teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools and in the Bristol Virginia Public System, where he had been Director of Federal Programs, Director of Instruction and then Superintendent of the Bristol Virginia School System. Mr. French was a member of Wallace United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hutton French; one son, P. Edward "Eddie" French, Bristol VA; one sister, Bonnie White, Bear, DE; one granddaughter, Amanda Nicole French; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 16, 1998

GOURSE, JEROME ALLEN TAMPA, FL -- Dr. Jerome Allen Gourse, 68, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Tampa as a result of an automobile accident. He was a native of Bristol Virginia and moved to the Tampa area 16 years ago from Chicago, IL. He was a retired research chemist with Velsicol Chemical Corporation, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of Congregation Beth Am. He was a member of Brandeis University National Women's Committee, a member of Temple Terrace Wood Carving Club, a volunteer usher with Tampa Performing Arts Center and an Eagle Scout. Survivors include his wife, Maxine F. Gourse; two sons, Edward M. Rubin, Tampa, and Harold S. Rubin, Davie, FL; one brother, Stanley Gourse, Highland, Md.; and four grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa, FL, was in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 16, 1998

GRAHAM, MARTHA S. Martha S. Graham, 89, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, June 22, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, VA. She was a member and retired employee of Central Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Carol Graham. Survivors include one stepson, Shields Graham Jr., Bristol; one nephew, Dr. John Spurgeon, South Carolina; four granddaughters; two grandsons, all of Bristol; and 15 great-grandchildren. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 24, 1998

HALES, JUNE C. June C. Hales, 67, of Bristol TN, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church and a retired nurse. Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Kay Jones, Pulaski; one son, Jerry Hales, Bristol TN; two sisters, Mary Hall, Graham, NC, and Jessie Lee Glesson, Moncure, NC; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 22, 1998

HALL, GAYNELL JACKSON Gaynell "Dee" Jackson Hall, 72, of Bristol Virginia, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Haysi, had lived in Buchanan County before moving to Bristol, in 1978, and was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Charles R. Hall and Jim C. Hall, both of Bristol VA; one sister, Kathleen Mullins, Myrtle Beach, SC; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 22, 1998

HALL, OTHOR BIRL Othor Birl Hall, 73, of 1541 Island Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, June 17, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Mendota and had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a former employee of the City of Bristol Tennessee, and was a member of East Bristol Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Georgie L. Wheeler Hall; two daughters, Georgia Ann Callahan, Bristol TN, and Lorraine Rebecca Pannell, Bristol VA; two sons, Othor Lynn Hall, Philadelphia, and Birl Timothy Hall, Lansdale, PA; four brothers, Robert Hall, Ralph Hall and Pete Hall, all of Bristol TN, and Howard Hall, Bristol VA; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 18, 1998

HARR, ROY CLAYTON Roy Clayton Harr, 55, of 2446 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, June 29, 1998, at his home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 30, 1998

HATCHER, LILLIAN A. DECKARD Lillian A. Hatcher, 85, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a member of South Bristol United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a floral designer. She was the widow of W.C. Hatcher. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Jack (Phyllis) Bingham and Mrs. Jerry (Ellen) Boone, both of Bristol TN, Judy Hatcher, Bristol Virginia, Mrs. Donald (Julia) Sartin, Piney Flats, Mrs. Johnny (Alicia) Miller, Savannah, Ga., and Karen Johnson, Knoxville; three sons, Cecil Hatcher, Abingdon, David Hatcher, Bristol TN, and Nathan "Shorty" Hatcher, Blountville; two brothers, Lewis Deckard, Colorado Springs, CO, and James Deckard, Garner, N.C.; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 30, 1998

HICKS, BEULAH DEAN MORSE BLUFF CITY -- Beulah Dean Morse Hicks, 87, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Indian Springs, TN, and was the widow of Paul Sharp Hicks. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Hazel Miller, Nina Sue Bennett, Treola Cornett, Wanda Hicks and Stella Burnette; three sons, Robert, Allen and Glen Hicks; 30 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 6, 1998

HODGES, BEN S. Ben S. Hodges, 70, of Bristol TN, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Martinsville, VA, a former resident of Danville, VA, and had been a resident of Bristol since 1996. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a retired electrician with Dan River Mills, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Wooten Hodges; one daughter, Betty Renia, Bristol TN; one son, Bobby Lee Rutledge, Liberty, NC; one sister, Mary Osborne, Ridgeway, VA; two brothers, Clayton Hodges, Tampa, and Billy Hodges, Atlanta; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 8, 1998

HOLTZ, JAMES EUGENE PINEY FLATS -- James Eugene Holtz, of 818 Allison Road, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, as a result of injuries sustained in a highway accident in Albuquerque, NM. His wife, Phyllis Jean Baird Holtz died in the same incident. He was a truck driver for Kenasaw Trucking and a member of Quartz Hill Christian Church, in Lancaster, CA. Survivors include one daughter, Jena Holtz, California; two sisters, Doris Brigham, San Antonio, TX, and Nelda Jenkins, OH; one brother, Frank Holtz Jr., West Virginia; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holtz Sr., WV; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COUIER JUNE 20, 1998

HOLTZ, PHYLLIS JEAN BAIRD PINEY FLATS -- Phyllis Jean Baird Holtz, 50, of 818 Allison Road, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, in Albuquerque, NM, as a result of injuries sustained in a highway accident. Her husband, James Eugene Holtz, died in the same incident. She was a driver for Kenasaw Trucking and a member of the Quartz Hill Christian Church, in Lancaster, Calif. Survivors include one daughter, Lori Jean Buckley, Long Beach, CA; two sons, Larry Stephen Fannon, Bluff City, and Jeffrey L. Fannon, Piney Flats; her parents, Dana and Louise Baird, Piney Flats; two brothers, Danny Baird, Piney Flats, and Dwayne Baird, Copperas Cove, TX; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COUIER JUNE 20, 1998

HUGHES, BILLY SAM Billy Sam "Bill" Hughes, 59, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Russell County and had lived most of his life in Washington County. He was of the Church of God faith and a former employee of Vulcan Rock Quarry, in Bristol, where he was supervisor for six years. He was a self-employed contractor for 26 years and, most recently, was contracting for the Beverly Builders, in Abingdon. He was involved with Antique Car Shows. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wanda Hughes; two sons, Jeff Williams, Abingdon, and Keith Williams, Bristol VA; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Lisa) Lilly, Abingdon, and Mrs. Michael (Kimberly) James, Bristol VA; one brother, Graham Hughes, Bristol VA; one sister, Polly Williams, Abingdon; and eight grandchildren. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 22, 1998

HUTSON, SUE DWIGHT Sue Dwight Hutson, 78, of 114 Rex Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Sullivan County, a homemaker, of the Baptist faith and the widow of Clyde Jessie Hutson. Survivors include six daughters, Cyndy Hutson, Mrs. Jerry (Tammy) Vaughn, Mrs. O'Dell (Peggy) McLemore and Mrs. Bobby (Penny) Taylor, all of Bristol, Mrs. Kyle (Linda) Thomas, Damascus, and Mrs. Walter (Barbara) Anderson, Port St. Lucie, FL; three sons, Cecil Hutson of the home, Terry Hutson, Bristol TN, and Jimmy Hutson, Johnson City; one sister, Geraldine Trinkle, Bluff City; her stepmother, Alice Michaels, Bristol TN; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 5, 1998

HUTSON, TERESA THOMAS HULL, GA -- Teresa Thomas "Terri" Hutson, 43, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Bristol Tennessee, had lived in numerous states including Hawaii where she became a certified scuba diving instructor. The majority of the past 15 years were spent working with her long-time companion, Bob Fulford, as a part-time secretary and full-time goodwill ambassador in the film industry, and was a member of the Women of the Motion Picture Industry (WOMPI). Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly J. Hutson, GA; one son, Mark R. Hutson, KY; her mother, June Thomas, Chilhowie; four sisters, Bonita Wampler, Bluff City, Clarice Nichols, Chicago, Reba Catsulis, Chilhowie, and Donna Widner, Glade Spring; three brothers, Kyle Thomas, Damascus, Vernon Thomas, Meadowview, and Wade Thomas, Glade Spring; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Johnson Funeral Home, Damascus, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 21, 1998

JACKSON, ROBERT LEE Robert Lee Jackson, 79, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, June 26, 1998, in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie. He was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol, a member of Clear Branch Church and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of the Sperry Company. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Jones Jackson; two daughters, Joyce Jackson, Bristol VA, and Shirley Brown, Bristol TN; one son, Billy Jackson, Bristol VA; one sister, Sadie Phillips, Bristol VA; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 28, 1998

KNOX, VIRGINIA LEE HALL Virginia Lee Knox, 74, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Waynesville, NC, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a housewife, a former employee of Monroe Calculating Company and the widow of Raymond Knox. Survivors include one daughter, Karen Knox, NY; one son, Raymond L. Knox, Waynesville, NC; and one brother, Charles Hall, Cummington, MA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 28, 1998

LEONARD, ONEDA RUTH MINNICK ASHEBORO -- Oneda Ruth Minnick Leonard, 68, of 1304 Winslow Ave., died Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Randolph Hospital. She was formerly of Bristol Virginia where she was a member of Fleenor Memorial Church. She had lived in Asheboro for the past 14 years and was a former employee of Champagne Dye and Roses. Survivors include one daughter, Wanda K. Wright, Bristol VA; one son, Randy Leonard, Asheboro; one sister, Blanche Minnick, Asheboro; and five grandchildren. Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 6, 1998

LEONARD, WILLIE Jr. BLUFF CITY, TN -- Willie "Junior" Leonard Jr., 63, of 548 Cedar Street, died Friday, June 19, 1998, in Johnston City Medical Center. He was a native of Sullivan County, the owner and operator of Bluff City Union 76 Service Station and the Bluff City Trucking Company. Survivors include his wife, Joan (Settle) Leonard; two daughters, Connie Leonard and Sandy Harkleroad, both of Bluff City; three sisters, Betty Puryea, Myrtle Nelms and Ella Mae Vestal; three brothers, John Leonard, Dave Leonard and Harold Leonard; and two grandchildren. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COUIER JUNE 20, 1998

MALONE, EULA MAE PINEY FLATS -- Eula Mae Malone, 96, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and had lived most of her life in the Buffalo Community. She was a member of the Hulls Chapel United Methodist Church and the widow of Toy C. Malone. Survivors include one son, Audra C. Malone, Piney Flats; three nieces; and one nephew. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 5, 1998

McCLELLAN, JOHN W. John W. "Dub" McClellan, 82, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was a native of Bluff City where he'd lived for many years before moving to Bristol in 1950. He was a farmer, a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Woodland Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Morris McClellan; one brother, Roy McClellan, Bluff City; one sister, Nancy McClellan, Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 8, 1998

McCLELLAND, BLANCHE Blanche McClelland, of 804 Pennsylvania Avenue, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a graduate of Tennessee High School and the University of Tennessee. She attended Columbia University, the University of Virginia, Mary Washington College and Bowling Green Business University. She was a teacher in the Bristol Tennessee schools for several years, then was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, from which she retired. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church, Volunteer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, the Gibbon History Club, the YWCA and was a former member of the American Association of University Women. She served on the Girls Club Board for a number of years. Survivors include four nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 29, 1998

MEREDITH, KATHLEEN BOOHER Kathleen Booher Meredith, 73, of 4476 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the widow of Ed Meredith. She was a lifelong member of Central Holston Christian Church where she attended and taught the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class and was treasurer of the Ladies' Circle. She was a graduate of Holston Valley High School Class of 1944, was an active supporter of the South Holston Ruritan Club and was active in church and community activities. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Meredith of the home and Ellen Boyer, Danville, CA; two sons, Johnny Meredith, Fort Myers, FL, and Steve Meredith, Edina, MN; three brothers, Ed Booher, Bristol TN, and Fred Booher and John Haskel Booher, both of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 9, 1998

MICHALES, OPAL MAE ROGERS Opal Mae Michales, 64, of 2151 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, June 19, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a member of True Faith Tabernacle where she taught Sunday School for several years. She was the widow of Charlie M. Michales. Survivors include one daughter, Erma Jo Farris, Bristol VA; one son, Don Michales, Bristol TN; two sisters, Patsy Leonard and Phyllis Hartley, both of Bristol TN; five brothers, Ralph Rogers, Doug Rogers, Fred Rogers and Cotton Rogers, all of Bristol, and Bill Rogers, Reidsville, NC; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 21, 1998

MILHORN, JESS D. PINEY FLATS -- Jess D. Milhorn, 81, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Piney Flats, a retired senior research engineer for the Apollo Program with North American Aviation, with 24 years of service, and retired from J. D. Realtor and Auctioneer after 23 years of service. He was past chairman of the Democrat party, a former County Commissioner, in 1972, past president of the Bristol Board of Realtors, past Master of the M.M. Martin Masonic Lodge No. 547, and a 55-year member of the Masons, a member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite and Jericho Temple. Mr. Milhorn was a member of New Bethel Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Blanche Jones Milhorn; two daughters, Jane Lippo and Judith Bays, both of Piney Flats; one son, Joe J. Milhorn, Asheville, NC; one sister, Vesta Hughes, Kingsport; and five grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 4, 1998

MILLER, BRIAN L. PINEY FLATS -- Brian L. Miller, 27, of 258 Droke Road, died Monday, June 1, 1998, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol and Piney Flats area, a 1989 graduate of East High School and was employed by Alemite Corporation, Johnson City. Survivors include his mother, Geneva Miller, Bristol; his father, Carl Miller, Elizabethton; one sister, Mrs. Lynn (Roda) Meade, Bristol; one brother, Matthew Miller, Bluff City; one niece; two nephews; and several aunts and uncles. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 3, 1998

MILLER, DAISY WEBB BLUFF CITY -- Daisy Webb Miller, 90, died Friday, June 19, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a retired cafeteria manager with the Sullivan County School System and the widow of Clyde Miller. She was a member of Rockhold United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Clyde W. Miller and Michael J. Miller, both of Bluff City; three sisters, Zillah Rhea, Bristol VA, Nellie Henson, Bluff City, and Margaret Dorow, Milan, MI; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 21, 1998

MILLER, DENVER EMMETT Jr. Denver Emmett Miller Jr., 75, of 104 Bluff City Highway, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson County, TN, moving to Bristol in the early 1940s. He was owner/operator of Miller's Refrigeration Service for 50 years, and a member of King Masonic Lodge No. 461, receiving his 50-year pin last year. Survivors include his wife, Anne Wayland Miller; one son, David Miller, Bristol TN; one brother, Wade Miller, Mountain City, TN,; one niece; and one nephew. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 22, 1998

MINERVINO, DOROTHY BULLINGTON PINEY FLATS -- Dorothy Bullington Minervino, 78, of 197 Jonesboro Road, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Olympia, Wash., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Samuel A. Minervino, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marcia) Torbett, Piney Flats, and Mrs. William (Janet) Keesee, Yorktown, VA; one brother, Don Bullington, Van Alstyne, TX; and three grandchildren. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 10, 1998

MORENINGS, WILMA BOCHE Wilma Boche Morenings, of 100 Wallace Pike, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Guscht, Germany, a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a homemaker, and a foster mother to a large number of children. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Gerhard Morenings; two daughters, Maranatha Cowan, Bristol, VA and Dori Keeling, Tampa, FL; five sons, Daniel Morenings, Blountville, Imanuel Morenings and Michael "Micky" Morenings, both of Bristol VA, Samuel Morenings, Bristol TN, and Peter "Pete" Morenings, Baltimore; six sisters, Gertrude Day, Regina Day and Heidi Hoppe, all of Muscatine, IA, Dora Wilson, Sparta, IL, Francis Yuhas, Genesco, IL, and Chris Schoenig, Durant, IA; five brothers, George Boche, Milwaukee, WI, Herman Boche, Burlington, IA, Kurt Boche, Jurgen Boche and Gerry Boche, all of Muscatine; and 12 grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 24, 1998

MULLINS, JAMES DARRELL James Darrell Mullins, 72, of 115 Raytheon Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was a native of Jenkins, KY, and had lived in Bristol since 1933. He was a retired security guard, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Janice Leonard Mullins; one daughter, Carolyn Mullins, Marietta, GA; six sisters, Bonny Ball and Delsy Moneypenny, both of WV, Darlene White, Sparta, TN, Mary Gellios, Alexandria, VA, Joann Singer, FL, and Phyllis Mullins, TX; three brothers, Otis Mullins, Portsmouth, VA, Robert Mullins, Silver Creek, WA, and Douglas Mullins, MD; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 2, 1998

MURRAY, IRENE KEELING Irene Keeling Murray, 78, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Clifton Ray Murray, was of the Baptist faith and the retired store manager of Joe Hall's Grocery. Survivors include four daughters, Edith Apel, Richmond, CA, Carol Howard, Hartford, CA, Barbara Smith and Janet Murray, both of Bristol TN; four sons, Larry Murray, Owensmill, MD, Johnny Murray, Miami, Danny Murray, Charlotte, NC, Walter Murray and Teddy Murray, both of Bristol TN; five sisters, Virginia Ann Colvin and Nina Hilliard, both of Bristol TN, Credia Morelock and Alda Jones, both of Florida, and Betty Snead, Abingdon; four brothers, Marvin L. Keeling and James "Yogi" Keeling, both of Bristol TN, Frank Keeling, Cottageville, SC, and Jack Keeling, Norfolk, Va.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 8, 1998

NELSON, RUTH LOGAN KELLY ALVIN, TX-- Ruth Logan Kelly Nelson, 80, formerly of Bristol, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, in Methodist Hospital, Houston. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include her husband, Walter J. Nelson; four daughters, Carol Ann Keys, Lake City, FL, Vicki Kelly Alexander, Alvin, TX, Betty Kelly Dean, Cranberry Township, PA, and Dr. Alyce Kelly Tyree, Bevier, MO; three sons, Charles Albert Kelly, Salcha, Alaska, John Howard Kelly Jr., Cherry Valley, CA, and Eager Logan Kelly Gaston, Oregon; one sister, Lorena Hollar, Cranberry Township, PA; 32 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 23, 1998

NEWBERRY, DANA C. Dana C. Newberry, 82, of 223 Taylor St., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Hawkins County, TN, had lived in the Bristol area since 1973, and was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Way of Life Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Newberry; two daughters, Helen Shortt, Rogersville, TN, and Jean Driggers, Jacksonville, FL; three sons, Jerry Newberry, Bristol TN, Gary D. Newberry, Austinburg, OH, and Ray Newberry, Rogersville; two sisters, Grace Lee Luster, Bristol TN, and Vestie Johnson, Rogersville; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 23, 1998

O’DELL, CARL LEE "TOM" Carl Lee "Tom" O'Dell, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was the retired manager of Discount Foods. He attended Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee O'Dell, Bristol VA; two sons, Travis O'Dell and Kevin O'Dell, both of Bristol VA; one grandson; his mother, Naomi Denton O'Dell; four sisters, Glenna Cross and Marcella Mullins, both of Bristol TN, Jean Harless and Judy Hastie, both of Bristol VA; two brothers, Paris "Jay" O'Dell and Fred O'Dell, both of Bristol VA; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 3, 1998

PARKS, VIOLET GREY Violet Grey Parks, 78, of 1001 Kentucky Avenue, Bristol, TN, died Friday, June 26, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Lee County, VA, a retired seamstress with Big Jack Manufacturing Company and a member of the Salvation Army. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Sue Hendershot and Jean Goforth, both of Bristol; four sons, Tommy Parks, Ronnie Parks, Ronnie Lee Parks and Gary Parks, all of Bristol; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 28, 1998

PASOUR, ESTELLE M. MOSLEY CLOVER, SC -- Estelle M. Mosley Pasour, 88, of 1060 David Kelly Circle, formerly of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Lavonia, GA, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the widow of Pervia E. Pasour. Survivors include two sons, Donald Pasour, Clover, SC, and Kenneth Pasour, Charlotte, NC; one sister, Annis Lee Babb, Kings Mountain, NC; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Thursday in Dallas. Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 18, 1998

PERRY, ORVAL E. Orval E. Perry, 72, of Bristol TN, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Clintwood, had been a resident of Bristol since 1990, was a U.S. Army Combat Corps of Engineers veteran of World War II, serving in Germany, and was a member of the VFW. He was a retired employee of General Motors, Detroit, serving for 27 years, and was a member of Kirby Freewill Baptist Church, in Taylor, MI. Survivors include his wife, Della Mae Hawkins Perry; one son, Orval Perry, Gray; one sister, Ettie Hamilton, Wise; three brothers, Horner Perry and Earl Perry, both of Clintwood, and Hurley Perry, Coeburn; and one grandchild. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 8, 1998

REESE, GREG A. Greg A. Reese, 37, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and was an employee of Hall Construction Company. Survivors include one sister, Gail Lester, Abingdon; his grandmother, Kate Reese Fields, Bristol VA; and one nephew, Allen Lester, Bluff City. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 22, 1998

RIDENOUR, ELIZABETH PRINCE BANTLEY KNOXVILLE -- Elizabeth "Beth" Prince Brantley Ridenour, died Monday, June 15, 1998. She was a well-known teacher in the Knox County School System and the former Knoxville City School System. She was a graduate of Avondale Estates High School, in Avondale Estates, GA, attended King College in Bristol, and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1973. She taught school for 30 years, including five years at the First United Methodist Kindergarten, and 25 years at Rocky Hill Elementary School. She was selected to the Chamber of Commerce BEST Program in 1988, and the Leadership Education Program, in 1992. She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as a Ruling Elder, Clerk of Session, Sunday School teacher and Chancel Choir member. She was an active member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter AC, where she held numerous offices. Survivors include her husband, David Ridenour; one son, Michael Ridenour, Rogers, AR; one daughter, Lynne Testerman, Bristol TN; her parents, Betty and Lehmon Brantley, Greenville, SC; one sister, Carol Brantley Kendall, Greenville; one brother, David Brantley, Richmond; and five grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 17, 1998

ROBERTS, CLELL Clell Roberts, 82, of Bristol Virginia, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Dickenson County, VA, attended East Bristol Church of God, and was a former coal miner in West Virginia. He retired from the Electrolux Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Biddie Gay Roberts; one son, Eugene Robinson, Abingdon; one daughter, Dolly Roland, Winter Haven, FL; two sisters, Flora Mullins, Richmond, and Jettie Bowers, New Orleans, LA; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 25, 1998

RODEFER, MAUDE E. BLOUNTVILLE -- Maude E. Rodefer, 93, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, in Greystone Health Care. She was a native and lifelong resident of Blountville, a retired school teacher with the Bristol Tennessee School System and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was a past Sunday School teacher and a member of the Women of ELCA. Survivors include one sister, Cordie Rodefer, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 14, 1998

RUTLEDGE, HELEN M. HOSS VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen M. Hoss Rutledge, 60, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Virginia Beach. She was a former resident of Bristol Virginia prior to moving to Virginia Beach. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Gayle Bell, Astoria, OR, and Dayle Marie Algood, Virginia Beach; one son, Doyle Raymond Rutledge, Seattle; her mother, Lucille Bell, Astoria; two sisters, Shirley D. Booher, Abingdon, and Kathy Olsen, Vancouver, WA; three brothers, Dick Hoss, Stokesdale, NC, Kenneth Hoss, Fredericksburg, VA, and George Hoss, Bristol VA; three granddaughters; two grandsons; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; one son-in-law; and one daughter-in-law. Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge. Information courtesy of Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 27, 1998

SAMS, ECKEL E. Eckel E. Sams, 81, of Bristol VA died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Church Hill, TN, and had made his home in Bristol for the past 60 years. He was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church and a retired supervisor for Burlington Industries. Survivors include his wife, Manie Taylor Sams; one son, Jerry Sams, Bristol VA; three brothers, Mack Sams and Rice "Tiny" Sams, both of Kingsport, and Paul Sams, Bristol TN; one sister, Leota Way, Morristown, TN; one grandson; and one step-granddaughter. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 9, 1998

SCOTT, NANNIE BELLE KILBY Nannie Belle Kilby Scott, 88, formerly of 219 Meadow Drive, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, June 18, 1998, in NHC Health Care of Bristol. She was a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Company and a Red Cross Volunteer. She was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include one brother, Clarence W. Kilby, Bristol VA; one sister-in-law, Ella Mae Kilby, Bristol VA; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 19, 1998

SHANKEL, GLEN MACK Glen Mack Shankel, 86, of 7058 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, June 1, 1998, in Greystone Health Care Center. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va., and a member of Three Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Lee Shankel. Survivors include one son, Glen Allen Shankel; three daughters, Lois Moore, Phyllis Walker and Deborah Miller, all of Bristol VA; one sister, Mae Jones, Bristol TN; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 3, 1998

SMITH, JAMES J. Jr. James J. "Jim" Smith Jr., 87, of 1124 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, June 5, 1998, in Cambridge House. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, owned and operated the former Smith Grocery, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie B. Smith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a former member of the Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Smith was a member of Central Christian Church where he was a member of the Loyal Berean Class. Survivors include one brother, Wilbur F. "Jack" Smith, Bristol VA; two sisters-in-law, Helen G. Smith, Bristol VA, and Evelyn Dixon, Charlotte, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 7, 1998

SPROLES, CLINT HENRY Clint Henry Sproles, 79, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He was a native of Benhams, VA, had lived in the Bristol area most of his life and was a retired employee of TVA with 15 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Sproles; two stepdaughters, Frances Almaroad, Blountville, and Jane Horton, Glade Spring; one stepson, Burt Maxwell, Alexandria, VA; one sister, Ethel Barker, Benhams; three brothers, J.C. Sproles and Ted Sproles, both of Bristol VA, and W.Z. Sproles, Bristol TN; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 5, 1998

STEFFEY, MARY LUCILLE ABINGDON, VA -- Mrs. Mary Lucille Steffey, 77, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She had lived most of her life in Washington County, was of the Church of God faith and the widow of Millard Lee Steffey. Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Steffey, Bristol TN, and Junior L. Steffey, Glade Spring; three daughters, Betty R. Gentry and Mary Ray, both of Glade Spring, and Margaret Cross, Bluff City; one sister, Lula Steffey, Mendota; 11 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Farris Funeral Service is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 11, 1998

STINES, HAZEL REED Mrs. Hazel Reed Stines, of 1224 Windsor Ave., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Elizabethton and had lived in Bristol for the past 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a housewife. She was the widow of Will Reed. Survivors include three daughters, Maggie Reed Moore, Bristol TN, Bertie Reed Maness, Bristol VA, and Linda Reed Wilson, New Bern, NC; four sons, Hubert M. Reed, Michael R. Reed and Roger Dale Reed, all of Bristol TN, and Rylen Lee Reed, Bristol VA; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 3, 1998

STOPHEL, MACK JUNIOR WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Mack Junior Stophel, 77, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Bristol Tennessee and had lived in Winston-Salem since 1963. He was employed by Universal, in Bristol, for 14 years, and retired from Marita Bakery, in Winston-Salem, after 23 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Stophel; one daughter, Jeanne Stophel, Winston-Salem; one son, Dennis Stophel, Winston-Salem; three sisters, Mary Alice Hagy, Bristol TN, Kate D. Ritchie, Fond-du-Lac, WI, and Nancy M. Langford, Huntsville, AL; one brother, George D. Stophel, Winston-Salem; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 14, 1998

STROUP, RICHARD R. BLUFF CITY -- Richard F. "Rich" Stroup, 69, of 656 Mountain View Road, Lot No. 42, died Thursday, June 12, 1998, in Wellmont-Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had been a resident of Bluff City for the past six years after retiring from Villanova University. He was an employee of Bristol Auto Auction and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carolyn "Carol" Stroup; five daughters, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Booher, Bristol VA, Miss Donna Stroup, Bristol VA, Mrs. Mike (Tina) Campbell, West Conshohocken, PA, Mrs. Don (Nancy) Strohm, Philadelphia, and Danielle "Nellie" Stroup, Bluff City; two sisters, Mrs. Gloria "Chic" Epes, Connecticut, and Mrs. Wanda Faye Litton, Abingdon; two brothers, Romie Nicolas "Bo" Stroup, Bristol, and Jessie James "Chub" Stroup, Caney Valley, VA; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 13, 1998

TAYLOR, OAKELY FAIRBANK BLOUNTVILLE -- Oakley Fairbank Taylor, 69, of 5380 Bloomingdale Road, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Wexford House Nursing Home. Survivors include four sisters, Gladys Arnold, Kingsport, Delma Dowen, Cleveland, Juanita Hackler and Bonnie Salley, both of Blountville; three brothers, Lawrence Taylor, Rockwell, NC, Grady Taylor, Bristol TN, and Kyle Taylor, Blountville. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 8, 1998

TAYLOR, W. HENRY W. Henry Taylor, 70, of 406 Piney Hill Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, June 22, 1998 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired employee of Holston Steel and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Taylor; two daughters, Mrs. Ricky (Kathy) Smelling, Bluff City, and Mrs. Tim (Jackie) Taylor, Bristol; three sons, Billy Taylor, Bobby Taylor and Donnie Taylor, all of Bristol; his mother, Carrie Taylor, Bristol; one sister, Betty Gross, Bristol; one brother, Herman Taylor, Bristol; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 24, 1998

VINCENT, RADFORD LEE Radford Lee Vincent, 63, of 55 Stone Drive, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had lived in the Bristol area for 31 years and was former owner of Crown Auto Mart. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Vincent; two daughters, Lisa Bushon, Knoxville, and Deborah Hundley, Biloxi, MS; two sons, Gary Vincent and John Brett Vincent, both of Bristol TN, his mother, Johnnie Vincent, Knoxville; one sister, Gwen Goddard, Knoxville; two grandsons; and one granddaughter. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 9, 1998

VINCENT, RADFORD LEE Radford Lee Vincent, 63, of 55 Stone Drive, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had lived in the Bristol area for 31 years and was former owner of Crown Auto Mart. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Vincent; two daughters, Lisa Bushon, Knoxville, and Deborah Hunley, Biloxi, MS.; two sons, Gary Vincent and John Brett Vincent, both of Bristol TN; his mother, Johnnie Vincent, Knoxville; one sister, Gwen Goddard, Knoxville; two grandsons; and one granddaughter. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 8, 1998

WAGNER, MARY EMMA RODEFER BLOUNTVILLE -- Mary Emma Rodefer Wagner died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at her home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and an employee of Gordon Garment Company, Bristol, for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Blountville. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Wagner; her mother, Mrs. Bill "Cubia" Rodefer, Blountville; five sisters, Jewell Fields, Bristol TN, Alice Stratton, Gladys Rodefer, Ruby Jones and Margie Helton, all of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 25, 1998

WEBB, C. VANCE ABINGDON -- C. Vance Webb, 79, died Monday, June 15, 1998, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He was a native of Washington County and a former resident of Gaithersburg, Md., before returning to Abingdon, in 1972. He was employed in landscaping and was a truck driver after returning to Abingdon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alicene Gobble Webb; one son, Daniel Ray Webb, Germantown, MD; one sister, Mrs. Cletis Virginia Leonard, Abingdon; one half-sister, Mrs. Juanita Gobble, Abingdon; two half-brothers, Gale B. Webb and Charles E. Webb, both of Abingdon; and two grandsons. Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 16, 1998

WHITAKER, CHARLES Charles Whitaker, of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 14, 1998

WHITE, HESTER MARTHA HINKLE BLUFF CITY -- Hester Martha White, 88, of 230 Old Oak Lane, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a member of Hickory Tree Union Church. Survivors include one daughter, Nell Lockner, Hickory Tree; one brother, Arthur Hinkle, Birmingham, AL; two grandsons, Wade Lockner and Lonnie Lockner, both of Hickory Tree; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 29, 1998

WHITEMAN, PERRY B. BLOUNTVILLE -- Perry B. Whiteman, 79, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a retired carpenter and a member of Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ada Necessary Whiteman; four sisters, Ethel Rodefer, Ida Mae Dunn and Martha Taylor, all of Blountville, and Grace Gobble, Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 8, 1998

WIDENER, CLAUDE HENRY Claude Henry Widener, 86, of 46 Tremont Place, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Lodi, VA, had lived most of his life in the Bristol area, and was a retired employee with the Bristol Virginia and Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation as a supervisor with eight years of service. She attended the South Bristol United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Widener; two daughters, Loretta Marshall, Bristol TN, and Charlotte Pierson, Richmond; one son, C.H. Widener, Oxford, NC; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 13, 1998

WOODS, HOWELL G. Howell G. "Hal" Woods, 78, of 15790 Monticello Drive, Bristol, VA, died Monday, June 1, 1998, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He was a native of Elizabethton and had lived in Nashville and in Gallatin, TN, before moving to the Bristol area in 1993. He was a retired printer for a Nashville newspaper, a member of Scenic Park Nazarene Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the medical corps. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Davis Woods; three sisters, Virginia Wood and Sue Webb, both of Elizabethton, and Lois Beasley, Kingsport; two brothers, Kyle Woods and Harry Woods, both of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 2, 1998

ZINICOLA, JOSEPH L. Joseph L. Zinicola, 58, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at his home. He was a former resident of Harrisburg, PA, and had been a resident of Bristol since 1994. He was a retired inspector with the State of Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Ann Joyner Zinicola; two daughters, Raelynn Zinicola and Carol Swartz, both of Bristol TN; three sisters; four brothers; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JUNE 19, 1998


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