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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER October 1998

BRISTOL TN & VA


AKARD, WILLIAM E. William E. Akard, 62, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Blountville and had lived most of his life in this area. He was of the Methodist faith and attended Weavers Union Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the International Rebel Radio Club in Arizona. He was employed with Electro-Mechanical Corp. Survivors include his wife, Gay Newman Akard; a brother, Jim Akard, Bluff City; a special aunt, Sylvia Morrell, Blountville; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and special cousin. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 1998

AKERS, SAM Sam Akers, 49, of 701 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Pikeville, KY, and had lived in the Bristol area for the past 20 years. He was employed with Bristol Brass and Copper and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Brown Akers; a daughter, Heather Wheeler, Bristol TN; a sister, Tammy Peters, Orlando, FL; and two grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 1998

ALLISON, EMMA GOODMAN Emma Goodman Allison, 81, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol and a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Shelby Ireson Edwards, Bristol VA; three sisters, Nellie K. Fleenor, Bristol VA, Donnie G. Pruett, Bristol TN and Eula G. Rutter, Hickory, NC; a brother, James Lewis Goodman, Bristol TN; three grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 1998

BANKS, WILLIAM Jr. William Banks Jr., of 435 Taylor Street, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home. He was a native of Laurel Spring, NC, and had made his home in the Bristol area for the past 37 years. He was the owner of Banks Auto Discount and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons, Jerry W. Banks, Danny Banks, William Shannon Banks, Scott Newton, Eugene Maxwell and Eddie Dean; three daughters, Katrina Banks-Thomas, Erica Felicia Banks and Sandy Madison; and eight grandchildren. Robinson Mortuary, Bristol, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 1998

BAUMGARDNER, CALVIN WAYNE BLUFF CITY -- Calvin Wayne Baumgardner, 45, of 628 Sharp's Hollow Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. He had lived most of his life in the Bristol area and attended Holston Valley Church of God. Survivors include his father, Charles B. Baumgardner, Westminster, MD; his mother, Margie L. Pickle, Bluff City; a brother, Stanley Gene Baumgardner, Bluff City; a sister, Charlotte Marie Cox, Bristol TN; and a half-sister, Catherine Harr, Bristol TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1998

BEAR, J. C. KINGSPORT -- J.C. Bear, 64, of 3412 Glen Alpine Road, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, in Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a native of Sullivan County, where he had lived his entire life. He was a retired employee of the Tenite Division of Eastman and was most currently employed with Wal-Mart Super Center. Mr. Bear served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Sixth Naval District, a member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Kingsport Lodge No. 972. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Marshall Bear; a daughter, Mrs. Debra Bear Horne, Blountville; a son, Terry Lee Bear, Bristol Virginia; his mother, Clara Beatrice Larkins Bear of the home; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1998

BOOHER, LORA JEAN LEONARD Mrs. Lora Jean Leonard Booher, 52, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Carroll County. Survivors include her husband, Robert Bruce Booher; a son, James E. "Jamie" Bowers, Woodlawn; a sister, Ethel Edson, Fries, VA,; a brother, Delmer Leonard, Fries; and several nieces and nephews. Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 1998

BOUTON, DIANE JONES Diane Jones Bouton, 49, of 432 Williams Lane, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a customer service supervisor for Hills Department Store with 25 years of service. Survivors include her husband, Bill Bouton; a daughter, Sherry Bouton; her parents, Clarence and Audrey Jones, Bluff City; two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Norma) Winters, Royal Oak, MI, and Mrs. Harold (Linda) Burnette, Bristol TN; five nieces; three nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 1998

BOYD, MARY BERENS Mary Berens Boyd, 85, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College with an associate degree and a graduate of King College with a bachelor of arts degree. She was a retired school teacher, beginning her career in Bristol Tennessee schools and retiring after many years from the Washington County, VA, school system. She was the widow of James Peyton Boyd Sr. Mrs. Boyd was a former board member of the YWCA, a member of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, the Virginia Parrish study club and several bridge clubs. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, a member and former officer of the women of the church and a former deacon and elder of the church. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Inman Geiger, Bristol VA; a son, James Peyton Boyd Jr., Abingdon; a sister, Dorothy Berens Gose, Columbia, SC, and a brother, Forrest Berens, Marietta, GA. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 20, 1998

BOZELL, JOHN W. John W. Bozell, 67, of 2435 Highway 126, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee. He was a native of Meadowview, had lived most of his life in Sullivan County and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Rossow, Lorena, TX, and Mrs. Nellie Roach, Oceanside, CA; four brothers, Garnett J. Bozell, Lorena, TX, Lawrence Bozell, James Bozell and Charles Bozell, all of Bristol TN; and 13 nieces and nephews. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1998

BRADLEY, HARRY LEE Sr. Harry Lee Bradley Sr., 71, formerly of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in Ridgefield Retirement Home, Seven Mile Ford. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. L. B. (Carol) Atkins, Abingdon, Brenda Kent and Eleanor Bradley, both of Bristol VA; a son, Charles William Bradley, Bristol VA; a sister, Frances Young Thompson, Bristol VA; two half-sisters, Virginia Fleenor, Bristol TN and Rosie Meade Stanley, Clintwood; a half-brother, Oakley Arney, Bristol VA; and seven grandchildren. Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 1998

BROOKS, THOMAS STERLING Thomas Sterling "Tommy" Brooks, 34, of 14111 Brynwood Drive, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had lived most of his life in the Bristol area, was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was employed with Bristol Compressors. Survivors include his wife, Carla Fleenor Brooks; a son, Robert Thomas Brooks, Olympia, WA; his father, Hobert C. Brooks, Columbia, SC; his mother, Freda J. Carmack, Bristol TN; a brother, Bruce A. Brooks, Bristol VA; two sisters, Karen S. Lambert, St. Clair, MO, and Renee De Cost, Bristol TN; his grandfather, Maurice G. Beckner, Bristol VA; and seven nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 23, 1998

BULLOCK, MITZIE CAROL WIDNER Mitzie Carrol Widner Bullock, 62, of 133 Mobley Road, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a school teacher for many years and was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include her mother, Virginia Widener, Bristol TN; two sons, Charles E. Smith Jr., New Orleans, LA, and Paul V. Bullock, Lancaster, MA. Mrs. Bullock's body was donated to medical research. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 1998

CALLAHAN, DONALD E. GRAY, TN-- Mr. Donald E. Callahan, 61, of 1295 Old Stage Road, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Washington County and a U.S. Army Sergeant, retired. He retired from D B Auto, was a professional bass fisherman and a member of Boones Creek Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Pauline Hughes, Johnson City, and Carolyn Beaver, Gray; three brothers, W.S. "Dub" Callahan, Greeneville, and Virgil and Roger Callahan, both of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, TN, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 1998

CAMPBELL, SHIRLEY JO ANN Shirley Jo Ann Campbell, of 1208 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and Virginia Intermont College. She was employed as a special education school bus driver for the Bristol Virginia School Board and as Tour Director with Campbell Concessions and Tours, Inc. She was awarded a special family award for Area 10 Special Olympics, in 1994, for her role in working with special education students in bowling. She assisted special education students in bowling, tennis, track and softball. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Stevens, Wilmington, DE; two brothers, Dr. O.J. Campbell, Wytheville, and William R. Campbell, of Bristol TN; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 1998

COLEMAN, ELI VANSANT, VA - Eli Coleman, 82, of the Leemaster section of Vansant passed away from a long illness. in Buchanan General Hospital Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998. He was the son of the late Peter Coleman and Pricie Lester Coleman. He was a retired coal miner and a 31-year member of the Big Prater Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Reynolds Coleman; and by several brothers and sisters. He is survived by one daughter, Hazel Compton and husband, Sammy M. Compton, of Vansant; one granddaughter, Christie Marie Compton of Vansant; and one grandson, Mark Compton of Vansant. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA, with the Rev. Jeff Slone officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Valley Memorial Park of Big Rock, VA. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home, where there will also be services held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be Jerry Blankenship, Mark Compton, Roger Vandyke, Ben Looney, Elsie Lester, Bob Coffey and Garney Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Edd Shortridge, Dewey Yates, Jim Childress, Dr. V. Modsi, Michael Trent and the employees of Southern Home Nursing. BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH OCT. 17, 1998

CRUSSELL, DEWARD BLOUNTVILLE -- Deward Crussell, 89, of Big Hollow Road, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, in Greystone Health Care Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Buffalo Christian Church, where he served as an elder, deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Crussell was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Slaughter Crussell. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Ruth Ann) Smith, and Mrs. Sidney (Mary) Grizzel, both of Blountville; a son, Sam Crussell, Blountville; a grandson, Sidney Lee Grizzle Jr.; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 1998

DEATON, JOSEPH A. Joseph A. "Joe" Deaton, 61, of Bristol VA, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had been a resident of Bristol since 1978, was former owner of Tandem Recording Studio, and was a country song writer, singer and musician. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Myers Deaton; a daughter, Natasha Deaton, Fresno, CA; a son, Anthony Deaton, Bristol Virginia; two sisters, Patricia Garcia, Charlotte, NC, and Geri Cate, Sacramento, CA; three brothers, Ernest Deaton Jr., Lexington, KY, Stephen Deaton, Tallahassee, FL, and Thomas Deaton, Bangkok, Thailand; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 1998

DICKENSON, CHARLES EMMET Charles Emmet Dickenson, 100, of 20024 Pairgin Road, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of Wallace Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dicie Dickenson; a son, John Dickenson Sr., Bristol VA; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Skeens, Bristol VA; a sister, Mrs. Irene Gilliam, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 1998

DISHMAN, RUTH COVEY Ruth Covey Dishman, 89, of 3445 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Radford, had lived in Bristol since 1922, and was the widow of Gilmer Dishman. She was a retired employee of Parks-Belk Company and a member of State Street United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday school class. She was a member of the Circle 2 United Methodist Women. Survivors include a son, Clarence G. Dishman, Bristol VA; two granddaughters, Ellen Hatcher, Lynchburg, and Nancy Clawson, Durham, NC; a grandson, Michael Dishman; a nephew; a niece; and seven great-grandchildren. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 3, 1998

DISHNER, DEWEY L. Dewey L. Dishner, 71, of 4251 Island Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired employee of R.L. Johnson Construction Company, and a charter member of Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon for several years. He attended Blountville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Woodmen of The World and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Hazel L. Hickman Dishner; two daughters, Faye Delph and Linda Lorraine Smith, both of Bristol TN; four sisters, Lillie Dye and Cora Kinkead, both of Bristol, Nevada Clark and Mary Leonard, both of Blountville;. three brothers, Robert "Junior" Dishner, Fred Dishner and Gene Dishner, all of Bristol; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 1998

DOWELL, WILLIAM EUGENE William Eugene "Speedy" Dowell, 67, of 330 Godsey Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 1998

DUNCAN, BERNICE GLADYS Bernice Gladys Duncan, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Maysville, MO, and moved to Bristol in 1935. She was the widow of Charles William Duncan and a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church where she worked as the Music Librarian and secretary. Survivors include a niece, Lloydene Dahl; three nephews, Milo Sager, Michael Sager and Monte Sager; and two cousins. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 29, 1998

ELSEA, DORCUS JENNINGS BRIDWELL BLOUNTVILLE -- Dorcus Jennings Bridwell Elsea, 86, of 307 Louise Lane, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsport. She was a native of Scott County (Rye Cove), and moved to this area at an early age. She was a retired assistant librarian from Sullivan County, a member of Blountville United Methodist Church and the widow of her second husband, James "Jim" Elsea. Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Sue B. Tyner, Blountville, Ms. Gay B. Feathers, Bristol Tennessee; three sons, Edward Bridwell, Atlanta, Fred Bridwell, Blountville, and Larry Bridwell, Kingsport; a stepson, Tom Elsea, Knoxville; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Norris and Mrs. Robert (Pearl) Smith, both of Kingsport; three brothers, Harry Jennings, Kingsport, Kenny France and Henry France, both of Gate City; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 1998

FAZIO, MARY Mary Fazio, 89, of 138 Collingwood Drive, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Calumet, Mich., and attended First Assemblies of God. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mary Devere, Bristol TN, Mrs. Nancy Green, Lakeland, FL, and Mrs. Irene Martin, Hulmeville, PA; a sister, Lizzie Llano, Torrance, CA; a brother, Steve Tashe, Birmingham, AL; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 1998

GENTRY, ELEANOR M. PARKER Eleanor M. Gentry, 67, of 1509 Georgia Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Washington County, VA, had lived in Bristol Tennessee for the past two years and was the widow of Mack Gentry. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three daughters, Sheila S. Campbell, Mountain City, Betty G. Morris, Elizabethton, and Debbi J. Sullins, Bristol VA; two sons, Jack Steven Parker, Kingsport, and Thomas A. Huggins, Damascus; three sisters, Mildred Rouse, Glade Spring, Virgie T. Abel, Arlington, VA, and Viola Adams, Powell, TN; two brothers, Herbert Parker, Cedar Bluff, and Robert Parker, Kingsport; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Johnson Funeral Home, Damascus, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 1998

GEORGE, RUTH CORRELL LEESBURG, FL -- Mrs. Ruth George, 74, of 1112 North Palmetto St., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998. She was a native of Bristol Tennessee, moved to Leesburg from Gainesville in 1959, was a homemaker and a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg. Survivors include her husband, Louis George; a son, Louis George Jr., Naples; a daughter, Lindy K. George, Naples; a brother, Franklin Correll, Savannah, GA; three sisters, Zoa Hall, Blountville, Nancy Harr, Piney Flats, and June McMullen, Palm Bay; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Leesburg. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL, is in charge. Information courtesy of East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1998

GREEN, HENRY C. Henry C. Green, 69, of 1010 Newton Street, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Prestonburg, KY, and had lived in Pike County, Ky., and Mendota, VA, before moving to the Bristol area in 1993. He was a retired miner with Clinchfield Coal Company, a member of UMWA Local 28, and a member of the Revival Center. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Velma Green; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Linda) Shaffer, Bristol TN, and Mrs. Mike (Judy) Calhoun, Kingsport; two sons, Harold Green, Mendota, and Larry Joe Green, Bristol VA; two sisters, Opal Ford and Victoria Green; five brothers, Bert Green Jr., Welch Green, Weaver Green, Charlie Green and Bascom Green; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1998

GRUBBS, SHIRLEY ANN EADS Shirley Ann Eads Grubbs, 58, of 1407 Sixth St. Extension, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Carl Grubbs; three sons, Russell Lynn Grubbs, Wayne Grubbs and Clayton Grubbs, all of Bristol TN; three daughters, Tara Lynn Mitchell, Tina Marie Foran and Tonya L. Jones, all of Bristol TN; her mother, Virgie Eads, Bristol TN; a sister, Patsy Thomas, Blountville; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 20, 1998

HARLESS, JOHN T. John T. Harless, 72, of 1416 Eades Ave., Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Abingdon, had lived most of his life in the Bristol area and was a retired employee of Westinghouse, in Tampa, FL, where he had lived for 27 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Betty Harless; a daughter, Brenda Sue Allen, Merritt Island, FL; two sons, Charles Lee Thomas Harless, Rutherford, NC, and John Thomas Harless Jr., Lake City, FL; a brother, Cecil Harless, Morristown, TN; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 1998

HARLESS, RAY A. Ray A. Harless, 95, of Route 4, Friendship Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Emma Ford Harless. Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Storie, Bristol TN; a stepson, Eddie Collins, Bristol TN; a brother, Walt Harless, Bristol TN; a sister, Ida Pickle, Bristol VA; a grandson; several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 1998

HILL, STEWART Stewart Hill, 83, of 391 Sinking Springs Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was a native of Roan Mountain, TN, had lived in the Bristol area for 50 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Cortrim and a member of Sinking Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Callie Rowena Rosenbalm Hill. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ray (Elzira) Marshall and Mrs. Mike (Linda) Abel, both of Bristol TN, and Mrs. Wayne (Nina) Stratton, Abingdon; and four grandchildren, James Marshall, Nikita Stratton, Daniel Abel and Scotty Abel. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 6, 1998

HONAKER, FRANCES MARIE Frances Marie Honaker, 65, of 20 Brandon Lane, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Sovran/Nation's Bank after 20 years of service and a member of Border City Chapter Eastern Star No. 162. She was a former member of Boy Scouts of America serving as a den mother for four years and was a former member of the Credit Granters Association. She was a former chairman of the Mothers March of Dimes for 20 years and also was an active lifetime member of the Bristol Life Saving Crewettes for 28 years. She was the widow of Claude E. Honaker. Survivors include a son, Roger Opengari, Winston-Salem, NC; two grandchildren, Michael and Heather Opengari, Winston-Salem; a daughter-in-law; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; a niece; and a nephew. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 7, 1998

HOOKER, E. ERNEST BLOUNTVILLE -- B. Ernest Hooker, 88, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tennessee. He was a native of Scott County, was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company and was a member of Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Olinger Hooker. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Elbert (Iva Nell) Milburn, Chuckey, TN, Mrs. Fred (Phyllis) McCamy and Mrs. Jim (Linda) Vicars, both of Kingsport, and Mrs. David (Edna) Quillen, Blountville; a son, Eugene Hooker, Kingsport; five sisters, Mrs. Fred (Annette) Swort, Aldie, VA, Mrs. Roy (Minnie) Reynolds, Hamilton, VA, Mrs. Barry (Marie) Coggins, Waldorf, MD, Ms. Sue Lukkarilla, Buchanan, MI, and Mrs. Byron (Katheryn) Davis, Manassas Park, VA; three brothers, Thurston Hooker, Kingsport, James E. Hooker, Oxford, PA, and Joe Hooker, Manassas, VA; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 20, 1998

HUTTON, EDITH ESTHER MOORE Mrs. Edith Esther Moore Hutton, 76, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She lived most of her life in Bristol, was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Henry L. Hutton. Survivors include a son, Billy Sproles, Glade Spring; a sister, Ardis A. Hobbs, Bristol TN; a brother, Denver Moore, Floyd, VA; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1998

JARRELLS, BLANCHE BLEVINS PAGETON, WV - Blanche Blevins Jarrells, 68, of Pageton died Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 1998, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Born Sept. 8, 1930, at Konnarock, VA, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Ollie Ball Blevins. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Pageton, where she was very active in the church. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Pageton for 41 years. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Charles Calvin Jarrells in 1995; three brothers, Ray Blevins, Earl Blevins and Carl Blevins; and three sisters, Ester Fritz, Ruth Blevins and Alice Childers. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Danny (Linda) Adkins of Princeton; a son, Terry Jarrells and wife, Sara, of Elon College, NC; five sisters, Mae Boone of Shackelsford, VA, Edna Pinter of Skygusty, Reda Campbell of Hayes, VA, Betty Sadler of Cockrensville, Penn., and Carol Eller of Meadowview, VA; two brothers, Vernie Blevins of Newport News, VA, and Wayne Blevins of near Roanoke, VA; two granddaughters, Lori and Hollynn Jarrells of Elon College; and one stepgrandson, Jamie Adkins of Hinton. Funeral services wil be conducted Monday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Bennett-Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, with the Rev. John Murray officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell. Friends called Sunday night from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH OCT. 19, 1998

JENNINGS, CAROLYN "SUE" BLOUNTVILLE -- Carolyn "Sue" Jennings, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Dunbar, Va., a resident of the West Norton area and a resident of Maryland before moving to Blountville more than 20 years ago. She was a 1959 graduate of J.J. Kelly High School, Wise. Survivors include her husband, Carroll O. Jennings; a daughter, Tina Marie Jennings, Bristol TN; a son, Bryan David Jennings, Memphis; five sisters, Bebe Dobbins, Rockingham, NC, Faye O'Connor, Ocean City, MD, Linda Cunningham, Bristol TN, Judy Dommel, Gaithersburg, MD, and Theresa Gannaway, Norton; two brothers, Richard "Brother" Thacker, Stonega, VA, and Ray Thacker, Flintstone, MD; an uncle; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Hagy Funeral Home, Norton, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1998

JONES, ALLIE HICKMAN BLOUNTVILLE -- Allie Hickman Jones, 98, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was employed with Kingsport Press before returning to being a homemaker and mother, was a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 419, Blountville, and a life member of Hulls Chapel United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Bernice Jones. Survivors include a nephew, Bill Hickman, Blountville; a niece, Mrs. Lynn (Barbara) Hickman, Knoxville; and three great-nieces. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 1998

KELLER, LULA HERNDON Lula Herndon Keller, of Bristol TN, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Swords Creek, and a resident of Bristol since 1969. She was a former employee of General Hose, Fairfield, NJ, and the widow of Fredrick William Keller Sr. Survivors include three sons, Robert Keller, Bristol TN, Fredrick Keller Jr., Seattle, WA, and Thomas Keller Sr., Columbus, OH; a sister, Virginia Keller, Bristol TN; a brother, Claude Herndon, Abingdon; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 1998

LATHAM, WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN "RAY" Mr. William Jennings Bryan "Ray" Latham, 93, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, a retired Washington County school bus driver and a retired farmer in the Halls Bottom community. He was an active member of the High Point Presbyterian Church and Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilmetta Combs Latham. Survivors include four sons, Robert Latham, Bristol TN, Wayne Latham, Jonesborough, TN, Dan Latham, Beaufort, SC, and Ted M. Latham, Bristol VA; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Lena) Frye, Blountville, and Mrs. Stephen (Peggy) Semancik, Abingdon; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 6, 1998

LAUDONE, ALBERT WILLIAM Albert William Laudone, 69, of 2104 Anderson St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Connecticut and had lived in Bristol since 1995. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Military Police during the Korean War and was past Connecticut State Commander of the Italian-American War Veterans, Connecticut Grand Commander of the Cooties and a life member of the VFW. He was a volunteer with the Southeast Connecticut Center for the Blind and was involved with numerous other charitable organizations. He was a retired sales representative with Sears and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Lillian "Bobbie" Laudone; two daughters, Georgia Laudone, Florida, and Melanie Nuzam, Wyoming; a son, Patrick Laudone, Florida; a stepdaughter, Terri Collins, California; a stepson, Jay Clesowich, Connecticut; two sisters, Pat Kelly, Connecticut, and Mary Laudone, Massachusetts; seven grandchildren; and several niece and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 1998

LEWIS, HAZEL L. BLEVINS BLOUNTVILLE -- Hazel L. Lewis, 71, of 653 Buffalo Road, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was retired from Levi Strauss, Knoxville, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Ernest H. Lewis; five sons, David McKamey and Clark J. Lewis, both of Blountville, Daniel McKamey, Marion, NC, Houston E. Lewis, Nashville, and Dio Lewis, Knoxville; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry L. (Willette) Cross and Mrs. Lee (Jeanie) Penley, both of Blountville; a brother, Jim Blevins, Blountville; a sister, Margaret Cross, Blountville; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 1998

LOWRIE, OREL "JAKE" BLUFF CITY -- Orel "Jake" Lowrie, 89, of 1799 Chinquapin Road, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and a longtime ordained deacon. He was a charter member of the Chinquapin Ruritan Club, Bluff City, and was also a member of the Chinquapin Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include his wife, Irene Lowrie; a daughter, Debbie Goolsby, Beaumont, TX; three sons, D .J. Lowrie, Lubbock, TX, Jerry Lowrie, Williamsburg, KY, Dwight Lowrie, Texarkana, TX; a sister, Geraldine Kaylor, Bluff City; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 1, 1998

LYONS, BESSIE EARLENE BLUFF CITY -- Bessie Earlene Lyons, 63, of 1256 Pleasant Grove Road, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime resident of Bluff City and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, John D. Lyons; a daughter, Joyce Ann Combs, Bluff City; a son-in-law; five sisters, Nancy Lingerfelt, Ruby Nance and Helen Richards, all of Bluff City, Lorina Jones, Johnson City, and Christine Dalton, Seattle; two grandchildren; a grandson-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 1998

LATHAM, WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN "RAY" Mr. William Jennings Bryan "Ray" Latham, 93, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, a retired Washington County school bus driver and a retired farmer in the Halls Bottom community. He was an active member of the High Point Presbyterian Church and Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilmetta Combs Latham. Survivors include four sons, Robert Latham, Bristol TN, Wayne Latham, Jonesborough, TN, Dan Latham, Beaufort, SC, and Ted M. Latham, Bristol VA; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Lena) Frye, Blountville, and Mrs. Stephen (Peggy) Semancik, Abingdon; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 6, 1998

MARRS, MARY PAULINE HODGE Mary Pauline Hodge Marrs, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Mountain City, had lived in Bristol most of her life, was a member of First Christian Church, Mountain City, and attended Bethel View Baptist Church. She retired from Beecham Laboratories with 45 years of service. Survivors include her husband, Jack Marrs; a stepson, William Marrs, Bristol VA; four sisters, Shirley Farmer, Concord, NC, Vena Hodge and Faye Hodge, both of Mountain City, and Bess Hagy, Bluff City; a brother, Gar Hodge, Mountain City; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 1998

MARTIN, CATHERINE BLEVINS MARION -- Catherine Blevins Martin, 74, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a native of Konnarock, VA, retired from D.G. Mouldings and was a member of Saint Matthews Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Blaine Martin; three sons, Elmer Allen Barker, Glade Spring, Everett Leon Barker and William Kelly Barker, both of Abingdon; two sisters, Rachel Marrissette, Newport News, VA, and Hazel Pennington, Konnarock; a brother, Bill Blevins, Luray, VA; two step-daughters, Linda Martin Richardson, Damascus, and Norma Martin Fama, Beckley, WV; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service, Marion, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1998

McCRACKEN, ALBERTIE M. Albertie M. "Bertie" McCracken, 86, of 21009 Lime Hill Road, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Hiltons, VA, and had lived most of her life in Mendota, VA. She was a homemaker, was of the Baptist faith and the widow of L. P. McCracken. Survivors include six daughters, Frances Metcalf, Ruby Poe, Edith Sybert, Edna Wallin, Betty Poe and Dorothy Ingle; three sons, Billy McCracken, James "Moe" McCracken and Ernest McCracken; a sister, Dora Sullivan; 32 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 23, 1998

McVEY, EVERETT FRANKLIN Everett Franklin McVey, 64, of 12258 Smith Creek Road, Bristol, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in Cambridge House, Bristol, Tennessee. He was a native of Chilhowie and a member of the Shakesville Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Ruth Snapp McVey; a daughter, Tiny Lee McClanahan, Abingdon; and a brother, Sam McVey, Chilhowie. Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 1998

MILLER, GERTRUDE N. PINEY FLATS -- Dr. Gertrude N. Miller, 79, of 250 Main Street, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in NHC Health Care of Bristol. She was a native of West Virginia and a former resident of South Dakota. Since her retirement, she had lived in Piney Flats. Dr. Miller retired from Northern State University of South Dakota, where she served as a professor of biology and as Chairman of the Division of Science and Mathematics. She earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree from the University of West Virginia and her doctorate from Cornell University. She received many awards, including Who's Who of the Men of Science, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women and the Governor's Ambassador award of the state of South Dakota. She was a member of Piney Flats United Methodist Church. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 1998

MILLER, JAMES EVANS James Evans Miller, 69, of 8071 Cunningham Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Radford, VA, but had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a retired employee of Cortrim Hardwood Products as a dry kiln engineer and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lela Miller; a daughter, Jenny Lou Patrick, Bristol VA; a son, Jimmy R. Miller, Bristol VA; and four grandchildren, Jason Miller, Adam Miller, Chris Patrick and Heather Patrick. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 1998

MOBLEY, JAMES W. James W. Mobley, 73, of 1836 Anderson St., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired employee of Bristol Jeans. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Vicky Hodge, Wichita, KS; a son, Albert "Moe" Mobley, Bristol TN; three sisters, Julie Leonard, Trenton, MI, Nannie Swartz and Oakie Whittaker, both of Bristol VA; two brothers, Paul Mobley, West Memphis, AR, and Thomas Mobley, Bristol TN; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1998

MOORE, NELLIE M. SMITH Nellie M. Smith Moore, 93, formerly of 416 Henson Lane, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a member of Corner Stone Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Clarence H. Smith and the widow of John H. Moore. Survivors include a son, Earl Smith, Bristol TN; a half-sister, Helen Morris, Bristol TN; a half-brother, Elmer Fritz, Bristol TN; a stepdaughter, Lillian Gay Countiss; three stepsons, Joe Moore, Hal Moore and Albert Moore; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 1998

MORRIS, AUDREY FRANCES Audrey Frances Morris, 53, of 825 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN, and formerly of Newark, DE, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Wilmington, Del., and had lived in the Bristol area for several years. Survivors include a son, Brian C. Morris, Newark; a daughter, Lorraine C. Morris, Newark; a sister, Bernice McGalliard, Middleton, DE; and two granddaughters. Services will be held Friday in Gracelawn Chapel, Wilmington, DE. Gee Funeral Home, Elkton, MD, is in charge. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 1998

MULLINS, KAITLYN LEEANN Kaitlyn LeeAnn Mullins, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville. Survivors include her parents, Tracy and Melody LeeAnn Mullins, Bristol TN; her maternal grandparents, Ken and Lee Moore, Bluff City; her paternal grandparents, Tarncy and Lois Mullins, Clintwood; her maternal great-grandmother, Evie Ramey, Clintwood, her maternal great-grandmother, Betty Hicks; her maternal great-great-grandfather, Theordore Hicks, Martintown, VA; her paternal great-grandmother, Carnegie Mullins; two aunts; three uncles; several great-aunts and great-uncles; and several cousins. Mullins Funeral Home, Clintwood, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1998

MULLIS, IVA LORENA RICHARDSON CONCORD, NC -- Mrs. Iva Lorena Richardson Mullis, 62, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Bluff City, the widow of Ray Mullis and was retired from Allstate Insurance. She was a member of Derita Baptist Church and a volunteer for the American Red Cross in Charlotte. Survivors include a daughter, Suzy Stidham, Concord; a son, Dennis Stidham, Charlotte; a stepson, Ted Mullis, Charlotte; a stepdaughter, Judy Wright, Huntersville, NC; a brother, Hobert Richardson, Bluff City; and four sisters, Hazel Richardson and Gladys Craig, both of Bluff City, Janet Stidham, Taylor, MI, and Anna Whaley, Sandusky, OH. Funeral services will be held Monday in Concord with burial in Charlotte. Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 1998

MYRICK, WILLIAM THOMAS William Thomas Myrick, 63, of 134 Collingwood Drive, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in Holston Valley Medical Center. He had lived in Bristol since 1989, after moving from Natick, Mass. He was a retired materials manager with Raytheon and a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Montague Myrick; four children, William Thomas Myrick Jr., Bellingham, Mass., John Vorie Myrick, Milford, MA., Sandra Myrick, Natick, and Debra Duffy, Warrington, PA; five stepchildren, Henry G. St. Pierre, Worcester, MA, Suzanne Wilson St. Pierre, Holden, MA, Christopher Todd LaClair and Lori Hooper LaClair, both of Bristol TN, and Monet Nicole LaClair, Johnson City; five grandchildren; and four step-granddaughters. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10, 1998

NEAL, EDITH POOLE Edith Poole Neal, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, in NHC Health Care of Bristol. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and the widow of William H. Neal Jr. She retired from Raytheon in 1987, was a past matron of the Border City Chapter Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Hackler-Wood American Legion Post 145 Auxiliary. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Young at Heart and the Ruth Circle. Survivors include a son, George Henry Neal, Bristol TN; three sisters, Hazel Baumgardner, Bristol VA, Edna Whitford, Fredricksburg, VA, and Mary Elizabeth Stover, Fort Walton Beach, FL; three brothers, William "Bill" Poole, Lemuel Poole and Beryl "Bud" Poole, all of Bristol TN; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1998

NEWMAN, CARL HENRY Carl Henry Newman, 82, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a member of Sinking Spring Methodist Church and attended Sinking Spring Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Frances Newman; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Carolyn) Gross, Bristol TN; three sons, Ralph Newman and Earl Newman, both of Bristol TN, and Glenn Newman, Bluff City; three sisters, Hattie Frazier and Gay Akard, both of Bristol TN, and Mabel Linkenhoker, Bristol VA; two brothers, Kenneth Newman, Jonesborough, and Burley "Happy" Newman, Newtown, CT; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1998

NEWMAN, TERRY LEE III Terry Lee Newman III, 16, of 939 Hill Street, Bristol TN, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998. He was a member of the Salvation Army Corps and participated in the Adventure Corps and Boy Scouts Troop 7 of Bristol Tennessee. Survivors include his father, Terry Newman Jr., and step-mother, Patricia Newman, Naugatuck, CT; his grandparents, Terry Lee Newman Sr., and Margaret Newman; an uncle, Daniel Newman, Bristol TN; an aunt, Beverly Newman, Bristol TN; and several cousins, aunts and uncles. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1998

NICHOLSON, LEROY A. Leroy A. Nicholson, 40, of 1608 McKinley Ave., Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and owner of Nicholson Construction Company. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Smith Nicholson; a daughter, Autumn Nicholson, Bristol TN; four stepsons, Christopher Smith and Scott Smith, both of Bristol TN, Travis Smith, Johnson City, and Brandon Jones of the home; his mother, Mildred Nicholson, Bristol VA; five sisters, Carol Blake, Burleigh, NJ, Janice Eggers, Bristol TN, Lena Nicholson and Jeanene Nicholson, both of Bristol VA, and Tammy Nay, Oceana, WV; a half-sister, Joyce Ellis, Fredericksburg, VA; a brother, Michael Nicholson, Bluff City; two half-brothers, Gene Nicholson, Springfield, VA, and Gary Rosenbalm, Bluff City; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 6, 1998

NOBLITT, LEDA VIRGINIA Mrs. Leda Virginia Noblitt, 87, of Leisure Park Towers, Bristol Virginia, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Washington County, VA, had spent most of her life in the Bristol area and was a retired employee of Gordon Garment. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Katherine Whisnant, Boone, NC; two sons, Bobby Ray Noblitt, Durham, NC, and William Arthur Noblitt, Denver, NC; two half-sisters, Katherine Creger, Bristol TN, and Mae Wells, Clinchburg, VA; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 1998

O’DELL, CLAYTON HENRY Clayton Henry O'Dell, 75, of 111 Lark St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct 24, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a retired employee from the security department of Sperry-Univac Company, and a 75-year member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, where he served as church treasurer for 20 years. He was a Sunday school teacher, deacon, chairman and a choir leader for several years. He was a member of King Lodge No. 461 F&AM, a member of E.H. Gill Chapter 50 Royal Arch Masons and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Helen E. O'Dell; a daughter, Joyce Bishop, Bramwell, WV; two sons, Clayton O'Dell Jr., Bristol TN, and William O'Dell, Doraville, GA; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Margaret) Penley, Johnson City; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1998

OLIVER, FANNIE NINA GRAYBEAL Fannie N. Graybeal Oliver, 75, of 619 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Abingdon and had lived in the Bristol area most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Houston Oliver Sr.; three daughters, Virginia E. Hall and Judy Elaine Royal, both of Bristol TN, and Teresa Ann Doss, Bristol VA; two sons, Johnny William Ketron, Knoxville, and Tommy Ray Oliver Sr., Bristol TN; two step-sons, Houston Oliver Jr., Grand Rapids, MI, and John W. Oliver, Richmond; two sisters, Letha Roark, Abingdon, and Sarah V. Fenner, Stamping Ground, KY; a brother, Raymond L. Graybeal Jr., Stamping Ground; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 1998

OSBORNE, PEARL ELLA CARRIER BLUFF CITY -- Pearl Ella Carrier Osborne, 62, of 617 Flatwoods Road, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Sullivan County, a retired bookkeeper for Baker construction Company, and a member of Hickory Tree Union Church. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Carrier, Bluff City; two sons, Donnie Osborne and David Osborne, both of Bluff City; a sister, Mrs. John Marjorie Fritz, Bluff City; three brothers, Claude Carrier, Beaver Dam, VA, Earnest Carrier, White Hall, MD, and Clarence Carrier, Birmingham, AL; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 1998

OVERSTREET, JAMES EDWARD James Edward Overstreet, 59, of 104 Hickory Lane, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Danville, VA, and had lived in the Bristol area for the past 31 years. He was a charter bus driver, member of the American Legion Hackler Wood Post 145, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Wright Overstreet; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Pamela) Baines, Jonesborough; three sons, James Edward Overstreet II, Daniel Lee Overstreet and John W. Overstreet, all of Bristol; a granddaughter; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 1998

PENLEY, SARAH LETTA CAMPBELL Sarah Letta Campbell Penley, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was a native of the Holston Valley Community of Sullivan County and the widow of William Earl Penley. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. William (June) Rogers, Winston-Salem, NC; two sons, William D. Penley and James Earl Penley, both of Bristol Tennessee; a sister, Madeline Marshall, Bristol VA; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10, 1998

PERRY, CHARLES FRANCIS Charles Francis Perry, 65, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol, a retired employee of Reynolds Aluminum and Massengill Pharmaceuticals. He was a member of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church and attended Fellowship Chapel Church. Survivors include his mother, Pauline R. Kinkead Perry; two brothers, Robert L. Perry, Bristol VA, and Samuel L. Perry, Bristol TN; six sisters, Louise Bobbitt, Columbus, OH, Lois Leonard, Jefferson, TX, Charlotte Johnson and Elaine Robinette, both of Bristol TN, and Brenda Webb, Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 1998

PHILLIPS, DELLA Della Phillips, 90, of 306 Carter St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a homemaker. She was the widow of Albert Fred Phillips and was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Crowe, Bristol TN; two sons, Kenneth Phillips, Richmond, and Frank Phillips, Bristol VA; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 1998

POPE, JOAN ANDERSON Joan Anderson Pope, of Bristol Virginia, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Abingdon and a resident of Bristol Virginia most of her life. She was a member of the Summitt Club and attended John Wesley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Pope was the widow of Isaac Pope Sr. Survivors include two daughter, Millicent L. Haley, Antioch, TN, and Sharon K. Pearson, Atlanta; a son, Isaac Daniel Pope Jr., Bristol VA; two sisters, Nancy Davis, Bronx, NY, and Frederica Cook, Bristol VA; a brother, Ronald C. Anderson, Bristol TN; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 1998

PULLON, IDA MAE CAMPBELL SAMMONS BLOUNTVILLE -- Ida Mae Sammons Pullon, 76, of 370 Ellis Road, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at her home. She was a native of the Holston Valley section of Sullivan County, a homemaker and a member of the former Trinity Baptist Church. She was the widow of her first husband, David H. Sammons, and her second husband, Cecil W. Pullon. Survivors include a daughter, Velma Poore, Kingsport; five sons, David Harold Sammons, San Angelo, TX, Charles J. Sammons, Donald E. Sammons and Earl E. Sammons, all of Blountville, and Paul A. Sammons, Gray; a stepdaughter, Kay Lake, Richmond, IN; two sisters, Myrtle Sammons, Blountville, and Helen Carter, Kingsport; three brothers, Charlie Campbell, Joe Campbell and Carl Campbell; 13 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 1998

RHEA, ZILLAH WEBB Zillah Webb Rhea, 99, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in NHC Health Care of Bristol. She was a native of Sullivan County, had lived in Bristol for the past 77 years, was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Karl O. Rhea. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mary Nell) Harris, Bristol TN; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Henson, Bluff City, and Mrs. Margaret Dorow, Milan, MI; a granddaughter, Mrs. Daryl (Susan) Lichtefeld, Winston-Salem, NC; a grandson, Jason Rhea, Charlotte, NC; a step-granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1998

RINGLEY, PAUL Paul Ringley, 77, of 606 Rooty Branch Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Benhams and had lived all of his life in this area. He was a retired tire salesman employed with Blevins Tire, J.C. Devault Company, Free Service and B.F. Goodrich. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marsha Denton Ringley; a daughter, Regina Burgess, Nashville; two sons, Chris Ringley and Eric Ringley, both of Bristol TN; a sister, Agnes Neeley, Bristol TN; two brothers, Bill Ringley and Edsel Ringley, both of Bristol VA; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 4, 1998

ROBINETT, RUTH ELLIOTT NORFOLK -- Ruth Elliott Robinett, 82, formerly of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in a Norfolk hospital. She was a native of Norfolk and was the widow of Marshall E. Robinett. She had worked for over 20 years with the American Automobile Association. Before moving back to Norfolk, she had lived in Bristol Tennessee for 30 years where she was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Great Bridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include two daughters, Marshall R. McCorkle, Norfolk, and Elizabeth B. Robinett, Springfield, VA; a son, Robert A. "Randy" Robinett, Brentwood, TN; a brother, George William Elliott, Falls Church, VA; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cox Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 3, 1998

ROBINSON, BETTIE LACY Mrs. Bettie Lacy Robinson, 240 McDowell St., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at her home. She was a native of South Boston, VA, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a graduate of Douglass High School and the Apex College of Beauty, Culture and Hairdressing. She was vice-president of Robinson Mortuary, Inc., served as a lady attendant and as cosmetician. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Chancel Choir, United Methodist Women and Dorcas Unit. She was a past president of the Twin City Chapter of AARP, a member of the Community Service Club, charter member and past president of the Distaff Club and a member of the Paramount Study and Social Club. Survivors include her husband, P.H. Robinson Jr.; a son, Dr. Frank Robinson, Italy; three daughters, Dr. Maisah Robinson, Atlanta, Dr. Ida Robinson-Backmon, Greensboro, NC, and Ms. Bettina A. Robinson, Richmond; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude L. Peyton, Bristol TN, Mrs. Eva L. Harvey, Scotia, NY, Mrs. Edith L. Jones, Newark, NJ, and Mrs. Virginia Chenault, Marlow Heights, MD; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nephews and nieces. Robinson Mortuary, Bristol Virginia, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 23, 1998

ROBINSON, LORRETA PUCKETT BLOUNTVILLE -- Loreta Puckett Robinson, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998. She was a native of Lebanon, a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of George W. Robinson. Survivors include two daughters, George Ann Garrett, Blountville, and Janice Alvis, Oilville, VA; a son, James "Tony" Robinson, Richmond; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Russell County Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 3, 1998

ROGERS, BEULAH LEONARD Beulah Leonard Rogers, 79, of Bristol Tennessee died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in The Cambridge House, Bristol Tennessee. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and the widow of Jay C. Rogers. She was a member of the Shelby Street Church of God. Survivors include a son, Gary Rogers, West Palm Beach, FL; a sister, Anna Johnson Walling, Bristol TN; a brother, John K. Leonard, Lenior City, TN; a grandson, Brandon Rogers, Bristol TN; two step-grandchildren, Bryce Bedell and Teresa Janik, West Palm Beach, FL.; and several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 1998

RUSSELL, JOHN BLUFF CITY -- John Russell, 82, of 1507 Silver Grove Road, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. He had lived in Bristol for 60 years and was retired from Norfolk and Western Railroad and Morrison Fiberglass. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rubye Arden Russell; seven sons, Charles Russell, Bristol VA; Bobby Russell, Roanoke, John W. Russell Jr., Huber Heights, OH, Larry W. Russell, Jonesborough, Jerry Russell, Bristol TN, Jackie Russell, Piney Flats, and James Russell, Bluff City; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 1998

SHEETS, BERTIE MAE BLEVINS GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Bertie Mae Sheets died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998. She was the widow of Ellis L. Sheets and a lifelong member of The Hopkins View Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Geneva S. Marschark, Delray Beach, FL; a son, H. Paul Sheets, Gaithersburg; five brothers, Ben H. Blevins and Sammy L. Blevins, both of Marion, Daniel C. Blevins, Chilhowie, R. Everett Blevins, Rural Retreat, and Hugh M. Blevins Jr., Lakeland, FL; two sisters, Beulah L. Nunn, Marion, and Mabel L. Jordan, Bristol TN; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday in Gaithersburg with burial in Rockville, MD. De Vol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 1998

SMITH, LOUIS DANIEL BLUFF CITY -- Louis Daniel Smith, 64, of 141 River Road, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in Johnson City Medical Center. He had lived in the Bristol area for the past 52 years, was retired from Raytheon as a production control supervisor and a part-time employee for Whites Food Stores, Piney Flats. He was a member of Sunset Village Baptist Church and Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge No. 444, Bluff City. He was a member and past president of Raytheon Retirees Association and a member of Bristol Wood Workers Club. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Bishop Smith; two daughters, Donna Patrick, Blountville, and Sandra Burton, Johnson City; two brothers, Robert W. Miller, Blountville, and Danny Lou Miller, Piney Flats; seven grandchildren; a cousin; and a nephew. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 6, 1998

SPANGLER, WILLIAM C. William "C" Spangler, 77, of Bristol TN, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Abingdon, a lifelong resident of Bristol Tennessee and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Edna Spangler; a son, William Carl Spangler, Bristol TN; a daughter, Brenda Murray, Bristol TN; two grandsons, Blake Murray and Paul Murray, both of Bristol TN; two granddaughters, Tammy Spangler and Rebecca Spangler, both of Bristol TN; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 1998

SPARGER, STELLA C. Stella C. Sparger, 70, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Bristol and had lived here most of her life. She was the widow of H.R. "Bob" Sparger Jr. She was the proprietor of Service Mills and a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Cunningham and John E. Sparger, both of Bristol; a sister, Cleo Shearer, Middletown, Ohio; a daughter-in-law; three grandsons, James A. Cunningham II, Jason E. Cunningham and Johnathan Sparger II; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1998

STEVENS, JAMES P. James P. Stevens, 78, of 414 Ollis Estate Private Drive, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 1998

TAYLOR, MARTHA CLARA DOTSON POUND -- Martha Clara Taylor, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Martha Chapel Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary. She was the widow of Aaron Taylor. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Cantrell and Margaret Mullins, both of Pound; three sons, Clayton Taylor, Marrow, OH, Carlyle Taylor, Blandchester, OH, and Gary Taylor, Pound; a sister, Mattie Watts, Loveland, OH; a brother, Marcus Dotson, OH; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Baker Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 1998

TEES, FRANK E. BLUFF CITY -- Frank E. Tees, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Philadelphia and a resident of Bluff City for the past 22 years. He was a retired employee of Univac and a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology. Mr. Tees was a fourth degree Knight and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Maher Tees; three sons, Walter D. Tees, Diamond Bar, CA, Frank E. Tees Jr., Clay, NY, and Robert M. Tees, Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Anna Whelan, St. Petersburg Beach, FL; and seven grandchildren. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 3, 1998

TOWERS, BETTY Betty Towers, 61, of 6920 Highway 421, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Bristol, a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her mother, Grace Harless, Bristol Tennessee. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 1, 1998

TRENT, NANNIE F. TOWNSEND Nannie F. Trent, of 196 Freedom Road, Bristol, VA, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in Cambridge House. She was a native of Benhams, VA, and a 39-year employee of Parks Belk, retiring as buyer and divisional manager. She was a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Jack Trent, Bristol VA; two sisters, Mattie Mann and Clara Mann, both of Bristol VA; a brother, James Howard Townsend Sr., Bristol VA; a granddaughter; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10, 1998

VIARS, MATILDA MULLINS PAYNESVILLE, WV -- Matilda Mullins Viars, 65, of Stateline Ridge, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport. She was a native of McDowell County, West Virginia, a member of Summit Missionary Baptist Church and a former merchant. Survivors include her husband, Amos Viars; two daughters, Mrs. Junior (Minnie) Kennedy, Paynesville, and Mrs. Mark (Diantha) Graham, Chilhowie; a son, Vincent Viars, Connersville, IN; a stepdaughter, Vaneta Gibbs, Jonesboro, GA; a stepson, Ricky Viars, Macon, GA; a sister, Melda Addair, Abingdon; two brothers, Burkley Stacy, Danville, OH, and Clarence Stacy, Bath County, VA, five half-sisters, Patricia Toler, Ikes Fork, WV, Rebecca Sue Payne, Jolo, WV, Agnes Tilton, Welch, WV, Jackie West, Hurley, VA, and Varlie Justice, High Point, NC; seven half-brothers, Harold, Tom and McArthur Mullins, all of Paynesville, Arnold Mullins, Dale City, VA, Jim Mullins, Logan, WV, Elza Mullins, Grundy, and John Mullins, High Point, NC; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home, Grundy, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 1998

WATSON, THOMAS F. Sr. GREENSBORO, NC -- Thomas F. Watson Sr., 71, of 3214 Fontana Drive, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Bluff City, and served as Sgt. First Class with the Counter Intelligence Corps in the Army during World War II. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in chemistry. He began his career with Beaunit Fibers, Elizabethton, and Burlington Industries in 1966 when he moved to the area. He also worked with Precision Fabrics Group from which he retired. Survivors include his wife, Billie Boling Watson; three sons, Thomas Freeman Watson Jr., and Jeffrey C. Watson, both of Greensboro, and Philip W. Watson, High Point, NC; a daughter, Laura Watson Capps, Greensboro; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Service is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 29, 1998

WENK, JESSICA LYNN Jessica Lynn Wenk, 16, of 305 Carolyn Circle, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Rochester, NY, and had moved to the Bristol area in 1986 with her parents. She was a junior at Tennessee High School and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Survivors include her parents, Dennis and Lynette Wenk; three sisters, Melinda Wenk, of the home, Pamela Lantz, Fort Wayne, IN, and Cynthia Kirby, Rochester; maternal grandmother, June Dowell, Farmington, NY, paternal grandparents, Merle and Alice Wenk, Oak Grove, MI; one niece; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 1998

WILLIAMS, BRIANNA JO Brianna Jo Williams, ten-week-old daughter of Tonya Williams and Bruce Lee Barr, of 3357 Avoca Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at her home. Survivors in addition to her parents include a brother, Travis Smith of the home; her maternal grandmother, Sharon Hartsock, Bristol TN; her maternal grandfather, Ralph Williams, Bristol VA; her paternal grandmother, Lucille Barr, Bristol TN; her maternal great-grandmother, Clara Shaffer, Bristol TN; two aunts; two uncles; and several cousins. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 1998

WILLIAMS, KEYSHAWN D’WAYNE Keyshawn D'Wayne Williams, infant son of Ms. Yolanda Turner and David D. Williams, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include seven brothers, Marquis L. Williams, Noah Cook, David Arthur, Derrick Johnson, David D. Williams III, David Roberson and Marvin Williams; four sisters, Jonica N. Williams, Brianna Williams, Sameka Haynes and Andraine Williams; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Jannie) Davis; five aunts; one uncle and several cousins. Robinson Mortuary, Bristol, is in charge. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 1998


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