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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER May 1999

BRISTOL TN & VA


AKERS, W. H. "JACK" BLOUNTVILLE -- W.H. "Jack" Akers, 70, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at his home. He was born in McKenzie, TN, and a long-time resident of Sullivan County. He was a retired carpentry instructor and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenter/Joiners Local 319. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gloria Roberts Akers; two daughters, Jacqueline Campbell and Jan Moore, both of Blountville; a sister, Betty Presson of Vermilion, OH; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Aldersgate United Methodist Church by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Brad Hyde will officiate. Mr. Akers is also survived by two sons-in-law, Richard Campbell and Donald Moore; three grandchildren, Richard Andrew Campbell, Christie Jolene Campbell and Ashleigh Rae Moore; and two great-grandchildren, Cadence Campbell and Norrin Campbell. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stanley Roberts, Steve Roberts, Mike Roberts, Tim Roberts, Charles Pressor and William Folkner. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank the Hospice Care Team for their special loving care. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 1999

AKERS, W. H. "JACK" BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for W.H. "Jack" Akers will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Aldersgate United Methodist Church by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Brad Hyde will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. W.H. "Jack" Akers died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Mr. Akers is also survived by two sons-in-law, Richard Campbell and Donald Moore; three grandchildren, Richard Andrew Campbell, Christie Jolene Campbell and Ashleigh Rae Moore; and two great-grandchildren, Cadence Campbell and Norrin Campbell. Pallbearers will be Stanley Roberts, Steve Roberts, Mike Roberts, Tim Roberts, Charles Pressor and William Folkner. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank the Hospice Care Team for their special loving care. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 22, 1999

BARNES, MACK NATHANIEL BLOUNTVILLE -- Mack Nathaniel Barnes, 83, of 4777 Highway 126, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport. He was born in Charleston, TN, a son of the late J. Naff and Marjorie Johnston Barnes. He lived in Sullivan County and was a retired chemist from Tennessee Eastman with over 40 years of service. He was a past master and 50-year member of the Whiteside Masonic Lodge 13 in Blountville, and was active in church, education and the community. He had been a member of Adams Chapel United Methodist Church since 1929. Surviving are his wife, Edna Garrett Barnes; a daughter, Grace May of Crossville, TN; a brother, J.C. Barnes of Blountville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Adams Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Sarver will officiate. A Masonic service by Whiteside Masonic Lodge 13 will follow. Burial will be private. Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Mack N. Barnes Jr.; and a brother, C. Lake Barnes. Other survivors include a son-in-law, Richard May of Crossville; and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mack (Connie) Barnes Jr. of Bradenton, FL. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. C. E. Parks Jr. 435 Arlington Ave., Bristol, VA 24201, or a charity of choice. There will be no viewing or visitation in the funeral home. Friends may call any time at the residence. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 1999

BLALOCK, BETTY JOYCE Betty Joyce Blalock, 64, of 104 Pecos St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Thomas L. Sproles and the Rev. Cass Farrior. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Blalock was born in Dunham, KY, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a homemaker, of the Methodist faith and the widow of James David Blalock I. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Jackson of Bristol TN; a son, James David Blalock II of Bristol TN; four sisters, Ruth Rice of Mendota, Alice Lee Sproles of Bristol, Imogene Baker of Richmond and Erma Bowery of Etheridge, TN; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mrs. Blalock was preceded in death by a brother, Bill F. Dixon. Other survivors include a grandson, Hunter Travis Jackson. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 9, 1999

BLALOCK, BETTY J. Funeral services for Betty J. Blalock will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Thomas L. Sproles and the Rev. Cass Farrior. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Blalock, of 104 Pecos St., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, May 8, 1999. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 10, 1999

BOOHER, BOBBY LEE Bobby Lee Booher, 66, of Fort Shelby Apartments No. 310, Shelby Street, Bristol TN, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was born in Benhams, VA, a son of Bonnie Booher of Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired truck driver from Smith Oil Co. and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol and a member of the American Legion. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are three sons, Bobby W. Booher of Blountville, Jeff Booher of Arizona City, AZ, and Robbie Booher of Bristol TN; two brothers, Darold Booher of Benhams and Buford Booher of Wytheville; four sisters, Dorothy Virginia Couch of Hickory, NC, Betty Baker and Janet Farmer, both of Bristol VA, and Shirley Barker of Benhams; and a grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home by Weaver Funeral Home, with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. The Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Mr. Booher is also survived by a grandson, Austin Booher. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. "Bob" Smith and employees of Smith Oil Co. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 1999

BOOHER, BOBBY LEE Funeral services for Bobby Lee Booher will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in National Cemetery of Mountain Home by Weaver Funeral Home, with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. The Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Mr. Booher, of Fort Shelby Apartments No. 310, Shelby Street, Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. "Bob" Smith and employees of Smith Oil Co. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 1999

BOOHER, DOROTHY M. COUCH Dorothy M. Booher, 84, of 100 Ash St. Apt. 8G, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She spent most of her life in the Bristol area and retired from Thomas Wolf Historic Site in North Carolina. She was a former housemother with a Presbyterian Children's Home in Wytheville, a seamstress, and a member of Scenic Park Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Bridwell of Blountville and Sue Mumpower of Bristol Virginia; four sisters, Jean Couch Ellis, Wayne Couch Mock and Virginia Booher Bennel, all of Asheville, NC, and Betty Jo Couch Pyle of Maryville, TN; two brothers, Walter Randall Couch of Fairfax, VA, and Richard M. Booher of Arden, NC; five granddaughters; a grandson; four great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gene Gibbons will officiate. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Holland, David Hodge, Robin Phillips, Tim Dyer, Charles Pyle Jr. and Michael Pyle. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 1999

BOOHER, DOROTHY McCLELLAN Funeral services for Dorothy M. Booher will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gene Gibbons will officiate. Mrs. Booher, of 100 Ash St. Apt. 8G, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Bridwell of Blountville and Sue Mumpower of Bristol VA; four sisters, Jean Couch Ellis, Wayne Couch Mock and Virginia Booher Bennett, all of Asheville, NC, and Betty Jo Couch Pyle of Maryville, TN; two brothers, Walter Randall Couch of Fairfax, VA, and Richard M. Booher of Arden, NC. Also, she was preceded in death by a brother, Sherman B. McClellan. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Holland, David Hodge, Robin Phillips, Tim Dyer, Charles Pyle Jr. and Michael Pyle. Honorary pallbearers are Jayson Mumpower and Kevin Triplett. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellmont Hospice Foundation. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

BOOHER, JOSEPH McLEAN, VA -- Joseph Booher, died Sunday, May 16, 1999. He was a former resident of Bristol Virginia, and the widower of Hazel B. Booher. Surviving are a sister, Anna Newman; a grandson, Joseph S. Booher; a great-grandson; two nieces; and a nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in Murphy Funeral Home in Falls Church, VA. Mr. Booher is also survived by two nieces, Joanne Crowder and Nina Fields, both of Bristol VA; a nephew, Benjamin Booher; nine great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Burial will be in National Memorial Park. Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 1999

BOWMAN, LOLA MAE SHIVLEY Funeral services for Lola Mae Shivley "Sis" Bowman will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home by the Rev. Jess Neal and the Rev. Darrell Pickle. Graveside services will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Bowman, of 538 Bethel Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 7, 1999. Surviving are her husband, Paul Bowman; two daughters, Sylvia Ann Pickel and Polly Jane Thomas, both of Bristol Tennessee; six sons, Millard David Bowman, Roger Dale Bowman, Farrell Lewis Bowman, Johnny Bowman and Adam Jay Bowman, all of Bristol Tennessee, and Matthew Bowman of Blountville; two sisters, Joann Cross and Patricia Burnett, both of Bristol Tennessee; two brothers, D. J. "Bubby" Shivley of Newport Richey, Fla., and Ronnie Shivley of Bristol Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Charlie Leonard, Donald Rasnick, Howard Cross, Steve Leonard, Paul McMurray and Wayne Feathers. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Daniel Pickel, Steve Thomas and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 9, 1999

BOWMAN, LOLA MAE SHIVLEY Funeral services for Lola Mae Shivley "Sis" Bowman will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home by the Rev. Jess Neal and the Rev. Darrell Pickle. raveside services will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Bowman, of 538 Bethel Drive, Bristol, TN, died Friday, May 7, 1999. Pallbearers will be Charlie Leonard, Donald Rasnick, Howard Cross, Steve Leonard, Paul McMurray and Wayne Feathers. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Daniel Pickel, Steve Thomas and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 10, 1999

BRALLEY, RUBY L. Funeral services for Ruby L. Bralley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Stan Hill and the Rev. Jim Brest. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Bralley, of 2229 Bay St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, and a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and of the Rebekahs. She was a retired lunchroom manager at Fairmount Elementary School after 25 years of service with Bristol Tennessee School System. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Stewart of Bristol TN; three sons, James E. Bralley of Fair Oaks, CA, Jack M. Bralley of Asheville, NC, and Samuel J. Bralley of Johnson City; a stepdaughter, Fannie Ruth Henderson of Greeneville, TN; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Pallbearers will be family members. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

BRALLEY, RUBY L. Funeral services for Ruby L. Bralley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Stan Hill and the Rev. Jim Best. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Bralley, of 2229 Bay St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. Pallbearers will be family members. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 8, 1999

BRANCH, CHRISTOPHER IRVING OMAHA -- Christopher Irving Branch died recently while piloting an experimental plane which crashed near Omaha. Funeral Services were held in Omaha. Burial is in Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Branch was a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, a son of the late Margaret "Jolly" Rogers Branch, originally of Bristol, and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Irving L. Branch. Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Branch; a daughter, Morgan; a son, Christopher; a brother, Richard D. Branch of San Diego; and an uncle. Also, other survivors include an uncle, Lt. Col. John Kelly Rogers of Bristol; and several cousins, some of whom live in the Bristol area. Information courtesy of Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

BRANCH CHRISTOPHER IRVING The burial of retired Air Force Col. Christopher Irving Branch will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery. Col. Branch died recently while piloting an experimental plane which crash near Omaha. Information courtesy of Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 1999

BRIGHT, CHARLES, R. Charles R. "C.R." Bright Sr., 70, of Route 3, Box 208, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at his home. He was born in Booher's Chapel Community in Scott County, a son of Edith Hunsucker of Bristol VA. He was employed with Monroe Calculating Co., and retired from AFG Glass in Kingsport. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church, American Angus Association and CVR Association. He was of Primitive Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Nina Lee Bright; two daughters, Mrs. Eddie (Linda) Allison of Bristol TN, and Brenda Bright Blair of Bristol VA; three brothers, Bobby Scott Bright and Hershel Bright, both of Bristol VA, and Johnny L. Bright of Gulf Port, Miss.; a granddaughter; and a grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol TN. The Rev. Elmer Lester will officiate. Mr. Bright was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Chuckie" Bright Jr. Also, surviving are a granddaughter, Shelia Newland of Hawalli, Kuwait; a grandson, Brad Allison of Hilton Head, SC; and a special friend, N.L. Baker Jr. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Booher's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Claude Smith, Hiram Gardner, Grady Shelley, Gary Baker, Robert Booher, Arden Hunsucker and Rodney Pippin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bennet Cowan, Dr. Robert Blanton, Dr. Sue Prill, Ted Bentley, Whit and Marlena Carter, Jim Gardner, Gerald Jones, Hospice Health Care and Bristol Regional Medical Center's 2-west nurses. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 1999

BRIGHT, CHARLES R. Sr. Graveside services for Charles R. "C.R." Bright Sr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Booher's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Bright, of Route 3, Box 208, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. He was a son of Edith Hunsucker of Bristol Virginia and the late O.M. "Pete" Bright. Pallbearers will be Claude Smith, Hiram Gardner, Grady Shelley, Gary Baker, Robert Booher, Arden Hunsucker and Rodney Pippin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bennet Cowan, Dr. Robert Blanton, Dr. Sue Prill, Ted Bentley, Whit and Marlena Carter, Jim Gardner, Gerald Jones, and Hospice Health Care and Bristol Regional Medical Center's 2-West nurses. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 1999

BROWN, JAMES HARLEY James Harley Brown, 54, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at his home. He was born in Lafayette, TN, a son of Christine Reed of Bristol Virginia, and lived in the Bristol area for the past 30 years. He was a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are five sisters, Margie Hardin of Wytheville, VA, Brenda Hall of Sweetwater, TN, Faye White of Jacksboro, TN, Freda Love of Stuarts Draft, VA, and Donna Bowman of Bristol Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Tommy Hicks will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 30, 1999

BROYLES, MARIE V. PINEY FLATS -- Marie V. Broyles, 80, of 257 Piney Flats Road, died Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Washington County, Tenn., a daughter of the late Roy B. and Lula Rebecca Payne McKee. She moved to Sullivan County in 1953 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Piney Flats United Methodist Church and the widow of Clive A. Broyles Sr. Surviving are six daughters, Joyce Combs of Bluff City, Jane Cross, Betty Lou Musick and Rose Mary King, all of Piney Flats, Beulah Fenbert of Memphis and Connie Hoss of Hampton; four sons, Charles "Chuck" Broyles of Johnson City, Bill Broyles, Roy Broyles and Clive A. "Brogie" Broyles Jr., all of Piney Flats; two sisters, Lorene Holtsclaw of Limestone and Betty Jo Wiseman of Jonesborough; a brother, Carl McKee of Jonesborough; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Morris-Baker South Chapel in Johnson City. The Rev. Mack Houston and the Rev. Carol Wilson will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Shell Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. and proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David F. Moulton, Dr. Paul Brown, nurses and staff of Johnson City Internal Medicine, nursing staff of Johnson City Medical Center, Phil Clark and Tom Clandros. Mrs. Broyles was preceded in death by two brothers. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Memorials contributions may be sent to Piney Flats United Methodist Church, 225 Methodist Church Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 1999

BUCHANAN, FAY SPROLES Funeral services for Fay Sproles Buchanan will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by Monty Buchanan. Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in McKinney Cemetery. Mrs. Buchanan, of 721 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. She was born in Bristol VA, and had lived all her life in the Bristol area. She was a member of Lynwood Bible Church and the widow of Arlie C. Buchanan. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Brenda) Malone of Bristol TN, and Mrs. Ernie (Sue) Ogle of Thomasville, NC; four sons, Robert James Sproles of Jacksonville, AR, Monty A. Buchanan of Bluff City, and David Buchanan Cawood and Ray Allen "Buck" Buchanan, both of Bristol TN; a stepson, John Henry Buchanan of Bluff City; four sisters, Nell Sproles and Ruth Moore, both of Bristol TN, Freda Owens of Bristol VA, and Eunice Sexton of North Carolina; a brother, Sidney Sproles of Bristol TN; 30 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mrs. Buchanan was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Louise Barnes; and a stepson, Eugene Buchanan. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

BUCHANAN, FAY SPROLES Graveside services for Fay Sproles Buchanan will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in McKinney Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Buchanan, of 721 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 8, 1999

BUNN, MARGARET LOUISE Margaret Louise Bunn, 98, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Shelby Hills Cemetery by the Rev. Trevor Downie, directed by Akard Funeral Home. Margaret was a retired school teacher with Bristol Tennessee School System and a member of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church. Surviving is a nephew, James R. Bailey of Castlewood, VA. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

BYNUM, CHARLES R. Charles R. "Chuck" Bynum, 42, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Johnson City. He was a son of his mother and stepfather, Lillian J. Gibson and Ralph M. Gibson of Greensboro, NC, and the late M.R. "Bob" Bynum. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the band and the University of Tennessee Singers. He worked at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, and at Hamco Paper Products in Bristol. For the past several years he worked at WXBQ as a radio announcer known as "Chuck Roberts." He was an avid amateur radio operator. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J.B. (Jeanne) Baxley of Raleigh, NC, and Mrs. Paul (Annie) Robinette of Bristol TN; four nieces; and a nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Turnbull will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Thursday in Westminster Gardens in Greensboro, NC Honorary pallbearers will be friends and employees of WXBQ Radio Station and Tennessee High School Alumni Band Members. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Youth Program, First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN, or a charity of one's choice. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

BYNUM, CHARLES R. Funeral services for Charles R. "Chuck" Bynum will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Turnbull will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Thursday in Westminster Gardens in Greensboro, NC. Mr. Bynum, of Bristol TN, died Sunday, May 23, 1999. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and employees of WXBQ Radio Station and Tennessee High School Alumni Band Members. Memorials may be made to Youth Program, First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN, or a charity of one's choice. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 1999

CARRIER, E. WAYNE E. Wayne Carrier, 57, of 953 Emmett Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a retired employee of United Sprint Telephone Co., and a member of Communications Workers of America Local 3871. He was a former member of South Holston Ruritan Club and the Bristol Life Saving Crew. He was a former Little League baseball coach and attended the Valley Pike Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in Knoxville. Surviving are his wife, Joan M. Carrier; a daughter, Mrs. Tony (Tammy) Paolucci of Bristol VA; a son, Christopher Wayne Carrier of Bristol TN; three sisters, Mary Shelton of Chillicothe, OH, and Shirley Smith and Brenda Wood, both of Bristol TN; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. The Rev. John Ryan and Niles E. Kitzmiller will officiate. Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold Vance, Eddie Crane, Tim Hardin, J.L. Roberts, Jeff King, Phil Eades, Tim Saylers and Dave Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends and family. Mr. Carrier is also survived by two grandchildren, Ashley Brook Paolucci and Joshua Seth Paolucci. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Greenville Shriners Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 1999

CARRIER, E. WAYNE Graveside services for E. Wayne Carrier will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Shipley Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Harold Vance, Eddie Crane, Tim Hardin, J.L. Roberts, Jeff King, Phil Eades, Tim Saylers and Dave Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends and family. Mr. Carrier, of 953 Emmett Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 25, 1999. Memorial contributions may be sent to Greenville Shriners Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999

CARTER, ROBERT LORENZ Jr. TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Robert Lorenz Carter Jr., 38, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Gainesville, FL. He was born in Bristol Tennessee, a son of Robert L. Carter Sr. of Jacksonville and Marie Price Hall of Tifton, GA. He was a dispatcher for Parkway Wrecker Service and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Terry Christie Carter; a son, Robert James Carter of Bristol TN; a daughter, Loren Sumner Carter of Tallahassee; a brother, Tim Carter of Bristol TN; two sisters, Angela Skipper of Tallahassee and Crystal Carter of Tifton; and his grandmother, Helen Barrett of Bristol VA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals in Tifton. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 1999

CASH, ELIZABETH HARR CHARLOTTE, NC -- Elizabeth Harr Cash, 90, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Plantation Estates in Charlotte. She was born in Bristol Tennessee, a daughter of the late E. C. Harr and Cora See Harr. She had lived in many places, including Richmond and Atlanta. She was the widow of Walter B. Cash and a member of Sharon United Methodist Church for the past 31 years. Surviving are eight nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol TN. The Rev. Rye Fleenor will officiate. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999

CASH, ELIZABETH HARR CHARLOTTE, NC -- Graveside services for Elizabeth Harr Cash will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Rye Fleenor will officiate. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Mrs. Cash died Tuesday, May 25, 1999. Memorials may be sent to Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 1999

CAWOOD, CELIA ELIZABETH Funeral services for Celia Elizabeth Cawood will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Hickory Tree Union Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. J. D. Neeley and the Rev. Danny Ray Hardin will officiate. Burial will be in Crumley Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Earl Buchanan, Monty Buchanan, Joe David Cox, John Wesley Cox, Mike Jenkins and Ricky Watson. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Bernard Grunstra. Mrs. Cawood, of Bristol TN, died Friday, May 28, 1999. She was the eldest daughter of the late David and Jennie Buchanan, a homemaker and a member of Hickory Tree Union Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was the widow of Dame Wesley Cawood. Surviving are a son, David B. Cawood of Bristol TN; a sister, Sue Watson of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mrs. Cawood was preceded in death by five brothers; three sisters; and a half-sister. Other survivors include a special friend, Renee Watson. The family would like to extend special thanks to Linda Collins, Amy Noonkester and the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends any time at the home and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 30, 1999

CHAPMAN, JIMMY ELWOOD Jimmy Elwood "Woody" Chapman II, 35, of 212 Rooty Branch Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, May 21, 1999. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a son of Mrs. Johnny (Pat) Wilson and Jimmy and Mary Chapman. He was a member of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Laverne "Vernie" Callahan Chapman; a son, Gregory James Chapman of the home; five sisters, Beverly Chapman, Kelly Combs, Jennifer Chapman, Cristy Key and Tonya Wilson Hardyman; two brothers, Kevin Lingerfelt and Justin Chapman; his grandmother, Mary Gragg; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rooty Branch Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. the Rev. N.G. Stout will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Chip Callahan and Kevin Lingerfelt. The family will receive friends at any time at the home of Homer and Evelyn Callahan, 196 Rooty Branch Road, Bristol, TN. There will be no visitation in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 24, 1999

CHAPMAN, JIMMY ELWOOD "WOODY" Graveside services for Jimmy Elwood "Woody" Chapman II will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rooty Branch Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. the Rev. N.G. Stout will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Chip Callahan and Kevin Lingerfelt. Mr. Chapman, of 212 Rooty Branch Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, May 21, 1999. The family will receive friends at any time at the home of Homer and Evelyn Callahan, 196 Rooty Branch Road, Bristol, Tenn. There will be no visitation in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

CLARK, JAMES "CURTIS" James "Curtis" Clark, 70, Route 3, Gate City Highway, Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Bales and the Rev. J.B. Hughes will officiate. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, a carpenter and a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Nora Brickley Clark; five daughters, Linda Shaffer of Bluff City, Mrs. Tommy (Debby) Harper and Pamela Clark, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Jim (Connie) Miller of Johnson City and Mrs. John (Kim) Hughes Jr. of Bristol VA; three sisters, Sula Baker, Pauline Hunsucker and Pearl McMurray, all of Bristol VA; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Boohers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Statzer, Steve Dean, Quinton Pullon, Bill Robinson, Glen Roberts, Bobby Watson and Charles Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Emory Dean, Waverly Shelly, Ray Jones, J.W. Jones, H.M. "Jack" Trayer, Mike Taylor, Scott Pullon and Fred Houser. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 1999

CLARK, JAMES "CURTIS" Funeral services for James "Curtis" Clark will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Bales and the Rev. J.B. Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in Boohers Cemetery. Mr. Clark, of Route 3, Gate City Highway, Bristol VA, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at his home. Surviving are his wife, Nora Brickey Clark; five daughters, Linda Shaffer of Bluff City, Mrs. Tommy (Debby) Harper and Pamela Clark, both of Kingsport, Mrs. Jim (Connie) Miller of Johnson City and Mrs. John (Kim) Hughes Jr. of Bristol A; three sisters, Sula Barker, Pauline Hunsucker and Pearl McMurray, all of Bristol Virginia; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jerry Statzer, Steve Dean, Quinton Pullon, Bill Robinson, Glen Roberts, Bobby Watson and Charles Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Emory Dean, Waverly Shelly, Ray Jones, J.W. Jones, H.M. "Jack" Trayer, Mike Taylor, Scott Pullon and Fred Houser. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 22, 1999

COMBS, LANTHIA POWERS CLEVINGER Lanthia Powers Clevinger Combs, 92, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, Va., by evangelist Clarence Greenleaf. Burial will be in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, directed by Grundy Funeral Home. Mrs. Combs was born in Buchanan County, a daughter of the late Levi and Martha Mullins Clevinger. She had been a resident of Grundy and Buchanan County area most of her life, prior to moving to Bristol, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a retired school teacher, teaching her first year at Mountain Mission School and 45 years in the Buchanan County School System. She was the widow of Lawrence D. "Pete" Combs. Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Roberts of Blacksburg, VA; a son, Lawrence Combs of Bristol Tennessee; a grandson, Lance Heister of Herber, AZ; and a great-grandson. Also, Mrs. Combs was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Clevinger. Other survivors include a great-grandson, Lee Heister of Herber, AZ. Memorials may be made to Mountain Mission School, 1 Hurley St., Grundy, VA 24614. Friends attending the graveside services will meet in the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

COUNTS, GOLDIA MAE Goldia Mae Counts, 93, of Wendover Road, Bristol Virginia, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was raised in Clintwood and moved to Bristol in 1951. She taught school in Dickenson County for many years and at Highland View School in Bristol Virginia for 25 years. She was the widow of Erdman Counts and was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca Leonard of Bristol TN; a son, Lee Counts of Johnson City; a brother, Delbert "Deb" Mullins of Clintwood; five grandchildren, Debbie Sourbeer of Bristol VA, Lisa Myers of Chattanooga, Krystal Leonard of Bristol TN, Jenny Harrell of Fayetteville, NC, and Lawrence Counts of Johnson City; seven great-grandchildren; a nephew; and three nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Scott Price and the Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Mrs. Counts is also survived by a special nephew, Dr. H.P. Remines; and three nieces, Sondra Ball, Jonaleene Long and Sammie Garnett. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Thompson and the staff of Bristol Wellmont Hospice. Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

COUNTS, GOLDIA MAE Funeral services for Goldia Mae Counts will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Scott Price and the Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Mrs. Counts, of Wendover Road in Bristol Virginia, died Sunday, May 9, 1999. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Thompson and the staff of Bristol Wellmont Hospice. Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

COX, WILLIAM PHILLIP William Phillip "Phil" Cox, 41, of 448 Riverview Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a son of Iva Gay Lockner Cox and Bert "Keith" Cox of Bristol Tennessee. He formerly lived in Bluff City, was of the Baptist faith and a printer with B&B Printing. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Gay Crumley Cox; a son, Joseph Phillip Cox of Bluff City; four brothers, Darrell K. Cox, Chris Cox and Ernie F. Cox, all of Bristol TN, and Mark W. Cox of Blacksburg, VA; a sister, Wanda G. Cox Laws of Bristol TN; and his paternal grandfather, William Bert Cox of Bristol TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Layman Buddy Chapman will officiate. Mr. Cox is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wade Lockner, Gary Clark, Brian Lockner, Brent Harley, Teddy Crumley, Gary Rogers, Billy Hunigan and Eddie Kaczka. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Massey Jr., employees of B&B Printing, Billy Dennis, Greg Goodman, Dean Morrell, Bill White and Joe Thomas. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 1999

COX, WILLIAM P. Funeral services for William P. Cox will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Layman Buddy Chapman will officiate. Mr. Cox, of 448 Riverview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wade Lockner, Gary Clark, Brian Lockner, Brent Harley, Teddy Crumley, Gary Rogers, Billy Hunigan and Eddie Kaczka. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Massey Jr., employees of B& Printing, Billy Dennis, Greg Goodman, Dean Morrell, Bill White and Joe Thomas. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 1999

CROSS, JANIE WARRAN BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Janie Warran Cross will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee, by the Rev. Phil Kestner. Burial will be in Gunnings Cemetery. Mrs. Cross, of 617 Senaker Lane, died Saturday, May 8, 1999. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Frank and Mollie Warran. She was a former employee of Brisco Motor Inn and the Holiday Inn. She attended Full Gospel Fellowship Church and was the widow of Oscar Cross. Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy Kendrick and Shirley Widner, both of Bristol, and Irma Bowman of Blountville; three sons, Denver Cross of Blountville, Herbert Cross of Bristol and Owen Cross of Abingdon; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by two sons, Wilbur Cross and Worley Cross. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home and other times at the home of a daughter, Dorothy Kendrick, 1529 Massengill Road. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 10, 1999

CROSS, NETTIE SPROLES Funeral services for Nettie Cross will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Steve Playl and the Rev. Niles Kitzmiller will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Cross, of Bristol TN, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. She was born in Sullivan County, a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co., and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Lucille Hamm of New Concord, OH, and Bettie Kilonis of Victorville, CA; a son, Jack A. Cross of Bristol TN; a brother, James D. Sproles of Bristol TN; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Simpson; and two brothers, Lee Sproles and Kyle Sproles. Memorials may be sent to Woodlawn Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

CROSS, NETTIE Funeral services for Nettie Cross will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Steve Playl and the Rev. Niles Kitzmiller will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Cross, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Also, Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by a son, James "Bud" Cross. Memorials may be sent to Woodlawn Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 1999

CRUSENBERRY, FAYE KEELS Faye Keels Crusenberry, 79, of 2245 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Friday, April 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Austin Cook and the Rev. Larry Hall. Burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Crusenberry was born in Breaks, VA, grew up in Clintwood before moving to Bristol, where she had lived for the past 55 years. She was a homemaker, a member of Victory Baptist Church and the widow of Ambrose Vanover and James W. Crusenberry. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nathan (Polly) Vanover and Mrs. Jerry (Peggy) George, both of Blountville, Mrs. Earl (Helen) Smithson of Bluff City and Lois Vance of Bristol TN; a sister, Hazel Pregram of Richmond; a brother, Ellis "Buck" Keels of Blountville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 1, 1999

CRUSENBERRY, FAYE KEELS Graveside services for Faye Keels Crusenberry will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Crusenberry of 2245 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Friday, April 30, 1999. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 1999

DAVIS, MARGARET MARKWALTER Margaret Markwalter Davis, 89, of 2445 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late John and Dora Markwalter. She was a former employee of H.P. King Co. and National Fabric. She was a member of First Christian Church and the widow of Samuel P. Davis. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Peggy) Doane; three sisters, Edith Wilson of Bluff City and Dorothy Markwalter and Betty Jackson, both of Bristol TN; three brothers, Frank Markwalter and Robert Markwalter, both of Bristol TN, and Ernest Markwalter of Bristol VA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in First Christian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. John Thrasher and the Rev. John Stallard will officiate. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by a son, William J. Davis; and a brother, Charles Markwalter. Other survivors include a son-in-law, Walter Doane Sr.; and a daughter-in-law, Georgia Davis. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service Thursday in First Christian Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 1999

DAVIS, MARGARET MARKWALTER Graveside services for Margaret Markwalter Davis will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. John Thrasher and the Rev. John Stallard will officiate. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Mrs. Davis, of 2445 Broad St., Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 18, 1999. Also, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ringley and Lucille Markwalter. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 1999

DERRICK, JUNE ALLEN EVERETT, PA -- June Allen Derrick, 86, of North Spring Street, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Pennknoll Village. She was born in Bristol, a daughter of the late James Rolf and Nellie Kinzel Allen. She was formerly of Bristol Tennessee, and the widow of George William Derrick. Prior to 1975, she served as Teenage Director of the YWCA in Bristol, and as a director of the Adult Program in Knoxville, TN. She was a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol Virginia, a member of the United Methodist Church in Everett and later a member of St. James' Episcopal Church in Bedford, VA. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol Virginia, and a music major. As a violinist, she was very talented, performing with the symphonies in Bristol and Kingsport, various trios and as a soloist. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Carleton L. Abbott of Everett; and several nieces and nephews Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. James Episcopal Church in Beford by Dalla Valle Funeral Service. The Rev. Joseph Gott will officiate, assisted by the Rev. S. Ronald Parks, of the United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Everett Cemetery. Mrs. Derrick was preceded in death by two brothers; and three sisters. With her marriage to George W. Derrick, formerly President of the Everett Bank, she made Everett her adopted home. As a soloist, many will remember her special contribution to commemorative events in their lives. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association in Memory of June A. Derrick. Dalla Valle Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

DOSS, JAMES G. "JIM" James G. "Jim" Doss, 86, of Bristol VA, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at his home. He was born in Widener Valley in Smyth County and moved to Bristol in the 1940s. He retired from Rainero Tile Co. and attended Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was the widower of Winnie Bell Doss. Surviving are seven daughters, Eloise Little, Ann Beavers, Kathy Cody, Teresa Doss and Loretta Strong, all of Bristol VA, and Brenda Sexton and Vicki Hall, both of Marion; four sons, Bobby Doss, Billy Doss and Ronnie Doss, all of Bristol Virginia, and J. D. Doss of Bristol TN; a half-sister, Lady Hazen of Land of Lakes, FL; 22 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Blevins Funeral Home. Pastor Ronald Olinger and pastor Lee Stiltner will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Doss, Jeff Doss, Donnie Doss, Bill Doss, Chris Cody and Jason Strong. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, employees of Tri-City Tile Co. and Fred Cato. Mr. Doss is also survived by a special friend, Shirley Garland. The family would like to extend their gratitude to his hospice nurse, Jackie Evertt, and to all hospice employees. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999

DOSS, JAMES G. Funeral services for James G. "Jim" Doss will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Blevins Funeral Home. Pastor Ronald Olinger and pastor Lee Stiltner will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Doss, Jeff Doss, Donnie Doss, Bill Doss, Chris Cody and Jason Strong. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, employees of Rainero Tile Co. and Fred Cato. Mr. Doss, of Bristol Virginia, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999. Also, Mr. Doss is survived by a special friend, Shirley Garland. The family would like to extend their gratitude to his hospice nurse, Jackie Evertt, and to all hospice employees. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 1999

DURHAM, ANNIE BLUFF CITY -- Annie Durham, 86, died Friday, May 14, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Nancy Moore. She was of the Baptist faith and the widow of Paul Durham. Surviving are a son, Bill Durham; two daughters, Nancy Horton of Chesapeake, VA, and Shelby Galloway of Baltimore; three brothers, Sherman Moore of Bristol VA, Jay Moore of Bristol TN, and Dennie Moore of Crossville, TN.; two sisters, Carrie Carrier of Bristol TN, and Maxie Bowman of Melbourne, FL.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Dr. Terril Littrell will officiate. Mrs. Durham was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Durham. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Bethel Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to travel in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Durham, Allen Durham, Ralph Durham Jr., Steve Foster, Robert Horton and Hank Horton. The family will receive friends at various times at the residence and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 1999

DURHAM, ANNIE BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Annie Durham will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Dr. Terril Littrell will officiate. Mrs. Durham died Friday, May 14, 1999. She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Durham. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Bethel Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to travel in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Durham, Allen Durham, Ralph Durham Jr., Steve Foster, Robert Horton and Hank Horton. The family will receive friends at various times at the residence and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 1999

ESSER, JUNE June Esser, of Bristol TN, died Friday, May 28, 1999, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was born in Bristol Tennessee, a daughter of the late Fred E. and Elizabeth Atkins Esser. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the widow of Edward Milton Esser. Surviving are two sons, Fred Esser of Bristol Tennessee and Ed Esser of Johnson City; two sisters, Dana Shipley of Johnson City and Judy McIver of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery, by Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. The Rev. Gordon Turnbull will officiate. Mrs. Esser was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Wilson. There will be no viewing or visitation in Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201, or First Presbyterian Church, Library Fund, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 29, 1999

FEATHERS, BRENDA MAE BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Brenda Mae Feathers, who went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 9, 1999, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in East Lawn Memorial Park by Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol Tennessee. Pallbearers will be Tony Blackburn, Benny Chappell, John Clark, Robert Collins, Cecil Wayne Feathers and Allen Feathers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Testerman, Dr. John Chandler and Dr. William McIlwain. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

FIELDS, KEMPER ROY Sr. Kemper Roy Fields Sr., 70, of 2237 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Russell County, a retired city bus driver and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Pickel Fields; a daughter, Patricia Gail Tripp of Cary, NC; two sons, Rick Fields of Bluff City and Randall Arthur Fields of Pittsboro, NC; and two grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Martin Freeland will officiate. Mr. Fields is also survived by two grandsons, Kevin Fields and Daniel Fields. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 830 Sullins St., Suite 3, Bristol, VA 24201. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 1999

FIELDS, KEMPER ROY Sr. Funeral services for Kemper Roy Fields Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Martin Freeland will officiate. Mr. Fields, of 2237 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 27, 1999. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 830 Sullins St., Suite 3, Bristol, VA 24201. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 29, 1999

GLOVER, PAUL E. NEW YORK CITY -- Funeral services for Paul E. Glover will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home. Pastor Tony Trunell will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Lionel Wilson and Peter Blaxill. Mr. Glover died Tuesday, May 25, 1999. He was born in Bristol Virginia, a son of Aretta Cleo Curtis of Bristol Virginia and the late James C. Glover. He moved from Bristol to New York City over 40 years ago and was a director of choreography in the entertainment field. Surviving are a sister, Brenda Mullins of Bristol Virginia; a brother, Jimmy Curtis of Richmond; a niece; and a nephew. Also, surviving are a niece, Robin Mullins of Bristol Virginia; and a nephew, Chris Mullins of Bristol Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. prior to the services Saturday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 29, 1999

GLOVER, PAUL E. NEW YORK CITY -- Graveside services for Paul E. Glover will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery by Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. Honorary pallbearers will be Lionel Wilson and Peter Blaxill. Mr. Glover died Tuesday, May 25, 1999. Also, Mr. Glover is survived by a niece, Robin Mullins of Bristol Virginia; and a nephew, Chris Mullins of Bristol Virginia. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 30, 1999

GOBBLE, E. GARLAND E. Garland Gobble, 77, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol VA and retired from Big Jack Manufacturing Co. (Imperial Reading) and the City of Bristol Virginia. He was a charter member of Church of Glad Tidings in Bristol TN, and was a member of First Assembly of God in Bristol VA. Surviving are his wife, Helen Louise Thomas Gobble; two daughters, Sarah Williams of Bristol VA and Ruth Anne G. Henley of Hillsville, VA; three sons, the Rev. Steven E. Gobble of Abingdon and Larry W. "Buddy" Gobble and Charles L.R. Gobble, both of Bristol VA; a sister, Clara Estelle Leslie of Hopewell, VA; a brother, James W. Gobble of Bristol VA; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jeff Carico will officiate. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 1999

GOBBLE, E. GARLAND Funeral services for E. Garland Gobble will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jeff Carico, the Rev. John A. Thrasher and pastor Roger Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Gobble, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, May 15, 1999. Pallbearers will be Michael Gobble, Steven Gobble Jr., Glen Williams, Billy Thomas Jr., Auburn Wagner and Kimbal Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be David Martin, Samuel Thomas Jr., Billy Thomas Sr., Douglas Thomas, David Thomas and John Williams. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 1999

GRINAR, ROBERT LOUIS Funeral services for Robert Louis Grinar will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Open Door Baptist Church by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Thomas Thacker will officiate. Entombment will be in the Mountain View Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Danny Camper, Tony Duty, Joey Tester, David Huggins, Roger Goodson and Matthew Duty. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Camper, Mark Tester and Barry Tester. Mr. Grinar, 39, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, May 28, 1999. He was born in New Jersey, a son of Carl Grinar of Pennsylvania, and Carolyn Kelley of New Jersey. He lived in the Bristol area for the past nine years and was a concrete finisher. He was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Faye Grinar; a daughter, Meagen Grinar of the home; a son, Billy Canter of the home; several brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Also, surviving are several aunts and uncles; his father-in-law, Ray Duty of Bristol Virginia; and a brother-in-law, Tony Duty. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 30, 1999

GUDGER, OCTVIA D. Octvia D. Gudger, of 109 Lily St., Bristol, TN, died Monday May 3, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bristol and a member of Hood Memorial AME Zion Church and AARP of Bristol Tennessee. Surviving are her husband, Fred D. Gudger; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Mortuary of Bristol, VA. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 1999

GUDGER, OCTAVIA K. Funeral services for Octavia K. Gudger will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Hood Memorial AME Zion Church by the Rev. Raymond M. Dickerson. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, directed by Robinson Mortuary of Bristol Virginia. Mrs. Gudger, of 109 Lilly St., Bristol, TN, died Monday, May 3, 1999. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service in the church and other times at the residence. Robinson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

HALL, BOBBY GENE Graveside services for Bobby Gene Hall will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pine Hill Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Hall, of 20304 Campground Road, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 1, 1999

HAMPTON, EVA RENAH Eva Renah Hampton, 95, of Bristol Nursing Home, Bristol TN, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Hawkins County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Lilly Caldwell, lived in the Bristol area for the past 50 years, and was an artist and an avid gardener. She was a member of Norfolk Avenue Church of God and the widow of James Oliver Arnold and Worley S. Hampton. Surviving are three daughters, Ruby Lois Vick of Deland, FL, Wilma Arnold of Bristol VA, Barbara Reynolds of Corpus Christi, TX; a son, Eugene Howard Arnold of Bristol TN; two sisters, Hallie Wine of Bluff City, and Lola Forssi of north Florida; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Dean Livingston will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

HAMPTON, EVA RENAH Graveside services for Eva Renah Hampton will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Hampton, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 1999

HAMPTON, MARTHA MARIE BLUFF CITY -- Martha Marie Hampton, 56, of 219 Hicks Hill Road, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, by the Rev. Charlie Bennett. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Goodman Cemetery in Piney Flats. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to travel in procession to the cemetery. Mrs. Hampton was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of Van Hicks and the late Charity Pressnell Hicks. She attended Way of the Cross Baptist Church in Elizabethton. Surviving are a daughter, Susie Miller of Blountville; three sons, Jonathan Hampton of Bristol Tennessee, James Hampton of Indian Springs, TN, and Joseph Hampton of Kingsport; four sisters, Betty Godsey of Watauga, Tenn., Lucille Godsey of Milligan, TN, Evon Walker of Elizabethton and Reva Fagans of Johnson City; a brother, Ralph Hicks of Piney Flats; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mrs. Hampton was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Hicks. Other survivors include six grandchildren, Amber Roache, Savannah Miller, Gage Hampton, Kendal Hampton, Ireland Hampton and Michael Hampton. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel and other times at the home of Jonathan Hampton, 205 Blueridge Drive, Bristol, TN. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

HAWKINS, OLIVENE MAIDEN Olivene M. Hawkins, 78, of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Abingdon and lived in Bristol for several years. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church, and of the Women's Club, and the widow of Ralph Hawkins. She taught for many years in First United Methodist Church Pre-School Program. Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Tolley of Goldsboro, NC; a son, Kelly Hawkins of Forest City, NC; a sister, Annie Laurie James of Dublin, VA; a brother, J.W. Maiden of Bristol VA; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jonathan Jonas will officiate. Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband in March of this year. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Candice Hawkins, Kara Tolley and Chelsea Tolly. Pallbearers will be Merrill Larkin, Alan Smith, Lee Deal, Cecil Hartley, Ralph Parrott, DC., Clark, Bernard Separ and Dale Gordon. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Harmon, Bart Smith and Marcus Conner. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 1999

HAWKINS, OLIVENE Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jonathan Jonas will officiate. Mrs. Hawkins died Saturday, May 15, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband in March of this year. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Candice Hawkins, Kara Tolley and Chelsea Tolly. Pallbearers will be Merrill Larkin, Alan Smith, Lee Deal, Cecil Hartley, Ralph Parrott, D. C. Clark, Bernard Separ and Dale Gordon. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Harmon, Bart Smith and Marcus Conner. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 1999

HAYNES, GARY C. PINEY FLATS -- Gary C. Haynes, 58, of 1652 Enterprise Road, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol Tennessee. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be private. Mr. Haynes, a son of Hubert J. Haynes, of Shelby, NC, and the late Helen Thurston Haynes, had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church in Gray and retired from Tennessee Eastman. Surviving are his wife, Deanna Lindamood Haynes; a daughter, Denise Haynes of the home; two sons, Kevin Haynes of the home, and Ed Haynes of Blountville; three sisters, Jane Noblitt of Lancaster, SC, Betty Howard of Kings Mountain, NC, and Diane Law of Acworth, GA; a brother, Glen Haynes of Shelby, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to Central Appalachian Services in Kingsport. The family will receive friends before the funeral service Saturday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

HAYNES, GARY C. PINEY FLATS -- Funeral services for Gary C. Haynes will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Gary Montgomery in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol Tennessee. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be private. Mr. Haynes, of 1652 Enterprise Road, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. Memorials may be sent to Gary Haynes Memorial Fund at Virginia Intermont College, 1013 Moore St., Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. before the funeral service Saturday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 8, 1999

HELTON, TERESA SHARRETT Teresa Sharrett Helton, 26, of 220 Bristol Metals Road, Lot 8, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of John Sharrett of Kingsport and Shirley Sharrett O'Hara of Bristol TN. She was employed in the shipping department of HPH Apparel Manufacturing Co. in Piney Flats. Surviving are her husband, Tommy Helton of Bristol TN; two daughters, Bethany Ann Helton and Brianna Marie Helton; two brothers, Richard Sharrett and Hugh Sharrett, both of Bristol TN; two sisters, Sonja Byington of Church Hill, TN, and Virginia Jones of Kingsport; her maternal grandmother, Rissie Poe of Bristol TN; her paternal grandmother, Mildred Sharrett of Bristol TN; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Vanover Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Denton will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hudler, David Poe, Earl Poe, Walter Bowman, Barney Poe, Roger Poe and all of those who loved and cared for her. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 1999

HELTON, TERESA SHARRETT Graveside services for Teresa Sharrett Helton will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Vanover Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Denton will officiate. Mrs. Helton, of 220 Bristol Metals Road, Lot 8, Bristol, T, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hudler, David Poe, Earl Poe, Walter Bowman, Barney Poe, Roger Poe and all of those who loved and cared for her. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

HICKS, AUDREY RUTH SEVIERVILLE, TN -- Audrey Ruth Hicks, 76, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. Mrs. Hicks was born in Bristol and lived most of her life in Bristol before moving to North Carolina in her later years. She was the widow of Roy Hicks and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are two grandsons, Travis Hicks and Jason Hicks, both of Sevierville; and a sister, Ann Johnson of Bristol Tennessee. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 9, 1999

HICKS, AUDREY RUTH SEVIERVILLE, TN -- Funeral services for Audrey Ruth Hicks will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery by the Rev. Jerry Hyder, directed by Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. Mrs. Hicks died Saturday, May 8, 1999. Surviving are two grandsons, Travis Hicks and Jason Hicks, both of Sevierville; and a sister, Ann Johnson of Bristol Virginia. Also, Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by a son, Dr. R. Wayne Hicks. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 10, 1999

HICKS, JUANITA E. Juanita E. Hicks, 84, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by in Abingdon. Mrs. Hicks lived in Bristol for the past eight years, was of the Baptist faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Norton. Surviving are her husband, Charles Hicks; a daughter, Barbara Hicks McConnell of Waterford, CT.; a grandson, William Charles McConnell; a niece; and several nephews. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

HICKS, JUANITA E. Graveside services for Juanita E. Hicks will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens by Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon. The Rev. Bill D. Hinton will officiate. Mrs. Hicks, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Also, she is survived by a son-in-law, Dr. William R. McConnell. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 1999

HOLDEN, ORVILLE LUTHER "JOHN" Orville Luther "John" Holden, 73, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Kyle Barr and Dr. Bill Goforth. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Holden was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Bristol Tennessee Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hall Holden; a daughter, Mollie Elizabeth Holden of Bristol Tennessee; his stepfather, Glenn Tolliver of Bristol Tennessee. Also, Mr. Holden was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, William Hall Jr. Other survivors include his father-in-law, William Emmett Hall of Bristol Tennessee. Pallbearers will be James House, Arlin Moe Jenkins, Bob Smith, Carl Phipps, Earl Tolliver, Horace Countiss, Charles Long and Ed Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Bristol TN Fire Department, friends, neighbors and cousins and Dr. David Thompson. Memorials may be made to Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

HOLDEN, ORVILLE LUTHER "JOHN" Graveside services for Orville Luther "John" Holden will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Holden died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. Also, Mr. Holden was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, William Hall Jr. Other survivors include his father-in-law, William Emmett Hall of Bristol TN. Pallbearers will be James House, Arlin Moe Jenkins, Bob Smith, Carl Phipps, Earl Tolliver, Horace Countiss, Charles Long and Ed Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Bristol Tennessee Fire Department, friends, neighbors and cousins and Dr. David Thompson. Memorials may be made to Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

HOOKER, CONNER HENRY Conner Henry Hooker, infant son of Jill Morrell Hooker and Timothy Wayne Whitaker, of 436 Johnson Chapel Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, May 14, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Chelsey Hooker; two brothers, Cody and Corey Hooker; his maternal grandparents, Rick and Debbie Taylor of Bristol TN; his paternal grandparents, John Whitaker of Bristol and Linda Whitaker of Blountville. A private funeral service for the family will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Harr Family Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 1999

HOWELL, ROBERT EDWARD JOHNSON CITY -- Funeral services for Robert Edward Howell will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee by the Rev. Stan Bradley and the Rev. Will Taylor. Military graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mountain View Cemetery by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard. Mr. Howell, of 43 Towns Square, died Friday, April 30, 1999. He was born in Kingsport, had been a resident of Bristol for 50 years, and had lived in Johnson City for the past 11 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, retired as a contractor with Modern Builders of Bristol and was supportive of Calvary Fellowship Church. He was a member of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 and American Legion Hacklewood Post 145, and an avid fisherman. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara JoAn King of Johnson City and Rita Booher of Camp Springs, MD; five sisters, Ruby Hammond and Lily Mae Overby, both of Kingsport, Alma Marcus of Chuckey, TN, Bonnie Dotson of Gray and Dorothy Talley of Piney Flats; a brother, James Howell of Bristol TN; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons; Jerry Booher Jr., Wayne Booher, Lee Booher, Geeter Lowe, Robert Lowe and Joshua Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael King and Shannon Stoots. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 1999

HUGHES, EVA MAE SALYERS Eva Mae Salyers Hughes, 68, of 72 Nevada St., Bristol, VA, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee by the Rev. Rye Fleenor. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon. Mrs. Hughes was born in Nickelsville, VA, and had spent most of her life in the Bristol area. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Jo Boughman and Shirley Mae Boughman, both of Morganton, NC; four sons, Ruben Eastle Hughes, Junior, of Ohio, Jerry B. Hughes of Vansant, Paul David Hughes of York, PA, and Jim Allen Hughes of Bristol TN; several brothers and sisters; six granddaughters; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

HUGHES. EVA MAE SALYERS Funeral services for Eva Mae Salyers Hughes will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee by the Rev. Rye Fleenor. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon. Mrs. Hughes, of 72 Nevada St., Bristol, VA, died Thursday, May 6, 1999. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 8, 199

JACKSON, WILLIAM FREDERICK Graveside services for William Frederick "Freddy" Jackson will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Monk will officiate. Mr. Jackson, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999. He was born in Emory, VA, a son of Mildred Jackson of Bristol TN, and the late Stewart Jackson. He had lived in the Bristol area since 1958 and was a 1965 graduate of Virginia High School. He attended Fellowship Chapel Church. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Jane Dixon. Survivors include a special friend, Alice Crowe of Bristol TN; and several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

JACKSON, WILLIAM FREDERICK Graveside services for William Fredrick "Freddy" Jackson will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Monk will officiate. Mr. Jackson, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 1999

JAYNES, MARLIN S. Sr. BLUFF CITY -- The Rev. Dr. Marlin S. Jaynes Sr., 81, of Riverbend Subdivision, died Tuesday, May 19, 1999. He was born in Morristown, TN, a son of the late Clarence C. and Daisy Jaynes of Limestone. He grew up in Limestone, was a retired Church of God minister serving churches in Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Oregon and California. He was also a master barber, where he owned and operated shops in Kingsport. He was a U.S. Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore., and was a member of Anderson Church of God in Bristol Virginia. Surviving are his wife, Frances Dodson Jaynes; a son, the Rev. Dr. Marlin S. Jaynes Jr.; six sisters, Bea Jones of Marietta, Ga., Hilda Williams and Frances Davis, both of Limestone, Agnes Jones of Chuckey, TN, Argent Erwood of Johnson City and Lillian Curtis of Gray; a brother, George Jaynes of Limestone; and two granddaughters. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Elmer Lester and the Rev. Dr. Marlin S. Jaynes Jr. will officiate. The Rev. Jaynes was preceded in death by a son, Clarence Wayne Jaynes; and a brother, Dallas Jaynes. Other survivors include a beloved daughter-in-law, Karen Jaynes of Bluff City; and two granddaughters, Brenda Jaynes of Wise and Marlene Jaynes of Blountville. Burial will be conducted Thursday in National Cemetery in Mountain Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Anderson Church of God, 1075 Wagner Road, Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 1999

JOHNSON, DENVER RAY PINEY FLATS -- Denver Ray Johnson, 68, of 334 Deer Lick Road, died Monday, May 24, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, Va., a son of the late Clark Eugene and Mary Katherine Settle Johnson. He lived in Piney Flats for most of his life and was the widower of Pauline Geisler Johnson. He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church in Johnson City and retired from 37 years of service with Klopman Mills of Johnson City. He was a U.S. Army MASH Unit veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenny (Sharon) Hopkins of Bristol TN, and Mrs. Eddie (Janet) Milhorn of Piney Flats; two sons, Terry Ray Johnson of Bulls Gap, TN, and Jeffery Brian Johnson of Piney Flats; a sister, Irene Stills of Jonesborough, TN; four brothers, Melvin E. Johnson of Gray, TN, and Charles Johnson, George Johnson and Lee Johnson, all of Boones Creek Community; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Snyder's Funeral Home Chapel in Gray. The Rev. L.D. Lane, of Liberty Hills Evangelical Methodist Church, will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Bethel Cemetery in Piney Flats. Pallbearers will be selected. Friends are invited to visit the family in the home of Jeff Johnson, 421 Haw Ridge Road in Piney Flats and the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Snyder's Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

JOHNSON, WILLIAM LARRY MORRISTOWN -- William Larry Johnson, 56, of 3118 Misty Hill Lane, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at his home. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Salmon Mason and Mary Jane Weaver Johnson, and the operator of a battery franchise business. Surviving are three brothers, Gene Johnson of Asheville, Jim Johnson of Atlanta, and Harry Johnson of Bristol Tennessee. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Westside Chapel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of services Wednesday in Westside Chapel Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

KISTNER, TOM E. Tom E. Kistner, 71, of 831 Page St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in First Christian Church by Marvin Cummins. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery, directed by Blevins Funeral Home. Mr. Kistner was a son of the late Robert and Lena Kistner. He was a 1947 graduate of Virginia High and head cheerleader of that class. He served in the Virginia guard and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was past chairman of the Bristol Virginia Republican Party and served on the Bristol Virginia Utilities Board. He had 311/2 years of employment with Sears before his retirement. He was a member of First Christian Church of Bristol VA. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Barb Kistner; four sons, Gene Kistner and Mark Kistner, both of Bristol TN, and Donnie Kistner and Robert William "Billy" Kistner, both of Bristol VA; three brothers, Harold Kistner, Kenneth Kistner and Keith Kistner, all of Bristol VA; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the church Thursday prior to the service. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 5, 1999

KISTNER, TOM E. Funeral services for Tom E. Kistner will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in First Christian Church by Marvin Cummins. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery, directed by Blevins Funeral Home. Mr. Kistner, of 831 Page St., Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, May 4, 1999. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the church Thursday prior to the service. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

LEONARD, RICHARD HARLIS Funeral services for Richard Harlis "June Bug" Leonard will be conducted at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum by the Rev. Randall Shaffer and the Rev. Robert Able. Mr. Leonard, of 336 Midway Drive, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, May 1, 1999. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a former employee of Bristol Compressors. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his parents, Richard and Barbara Leonard of Bristol TN; two sisters, Angela Leonard of Bristol TN, and Barbara Arnett of Bluff City. Also, Mr. Leonard is survived by two nephews, Morgan McCracken and Christopher McCracken; and several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Hubert Arnett, Jeff Chappell, Robbie Brewer, Jason Brewer, Earnest Leonard, Monroe Tilley and Danny Leonard. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 1999

LEONARD, RICHARD HARLIS Funeral services for Richard Harlis "June Bug" Leonard will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Mausoleum by the Rev. Randall Shaffer and the Rev. Robert Able, directed by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol TN. Mr. Leonard, of 336 Midway Drive, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, May 1, 1999. Also, Mr. Leonard is survived by two nephews, Morgan McCracken and Christopher McCracken; and several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Hubert Arnett, Jeff Chappell, Robbie Brewer, Jason Brewer, Earnest Leonard, Monroe Tilley and Danny Leonard. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 1999

LIPSCOMB, LESLIE LARCH GALLATIN, TN -- Funeral services for Leslie Larch Lipscomb will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Paul Ketron will officiate. Mr. Lipscomb died Thursday, May 13, 1999. He was a retired truck driver with Carretta Trucking Co., a member of the Shelby Masonic Lodge 162 of Bristol Virginia, and the widower of Costella Ryan Lipscomb. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Copenhaver; a son, Charles Lipscomb of Bristol TN; five sisters, Hazel Gross of Silver Springs, MD, Virginia Pedone of Kennington, MD, Dorothy Foster and Mildred Campbell, both of Waynesboro, VA, and Lois Anderson of Lynchburg, VA; a brother, Hubert Lipscomb of Roanoke; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Masonic graveside services will be conducted in Mountain View Cemetery by Shelby Masonic Lodge 162. Pallbearers will be Chris Copenhaver, Brian Copenhaver, Mike Atwood, Garland Profitt, Bernard Jessee and Myron Copenhaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Fleenor, Mike Morrell and Trickett employees. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

LUSTER, NELLIE P. Nellie P. Luster, 78, of Bristol TN, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at the home of her son. She had lived most of her life in Bristol as a homemaker. She was the widow of Rex A. Luster. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James E. (Joyce) Ratliff of Kingsport; two sons, Billy H. Carrier of Bristol TN, and John W. Carrier of Bluff City; three sisters, Lila Carrier of White Hall, MD, Loreena Laughman of Uppercoe, MD, and Maybelline Harr of Blountville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Boling, Brad Boling, Jeff Ratliff, Ricky Trivette, Brian Carrier and Joey Harr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Raymond Feierabend, the doctors and staff of Bristol Family Practice, the entire staff of Wellmont Hospice and her special neighbors on Holly Court. Mrs. Luster, who was numbered among the redeemed, is also survived by an aunt, Annie Rosenbalm of Bluff City. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 1999

LUSTER, NELLIE P. Funeral services for Nellie P. Luster will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Boling, Brad Boling, Jeff Ratliff, Ricky Trivette, Brian Carrier and Joey Harr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Raymond Feierabend, the doctors and staff of Bristol Family Practice, the entire staff of Wellmont Hospice and her special neighbors on Holly Court. Mrs. Luster died Thursday, May 27, 1999. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 29, 1999

MAGGARD, JOHN EDWARD John Edward Maggard, infant son of Brian Lee and Aundrea Kay Harte Maggard, of 2971 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday in Johnson City Medical Center. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon by Mr. Bill Haywood, directed by Honaker Funeral Home. Those attending the service are asked to assemble in the cemetery at the funeral hour. Surviving are a brother, James Elliott Maggard of the home; his maternal grandparents, Phillip and Shirley Love of Abingdon; his maternal great-grandfather, King McGlothlin of Fletcher's Ridge, VA; and his paternal great-grandmother, Mary Marie Tiller of Council, VA. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

MALONE, SAM L. BLUFF CITY -- Sam L. Malone, 84, died Saturday, May 1, 1999. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home by the Rev. Joe Blankenship. The family has requested a private graveside service. Mr. Malone was born in Bluff City, a son of the late Martin S. and Effie Dyche Malone. He was the widower of Josephine Stapleton Malone. Surviving are three daughters, Vickie South and Mary Lou Littleford, both of Bluff City, and Shelby Ward of Piney Flats; a son, Jerry Malone of Bluff City; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday following the funeral service in Tetrick Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 1999

MALONE, SAM L. BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Sam L. Malone will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home by the Rev. Joe Blankenship. The family has requested a private graveside service. Mr. Malone died Saturday, May 1, 1999. The family will receive friends Monday following the funeral service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bluff City Baptist Church, 244 Main St., Bluff City, TN 37618, or to a charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 1999

MARTIN, SIDNEY A. Sidney A. "Sid" Martin, 73, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, a member and elder of Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Bristol Virginia, and a member of York Masonic Lodge 12. Surviving are his wife, Betty Ann Martin; two daughters, Barbara Patterson of Columbus, OH, and Gail Cronk of Cleveland, VA; a sister, Edith Ball of Abingdon; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Also, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Rebecca Sue Sayre, who died of leukemia in 1996. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Leukemia Society of America, 442 Metroplex Drive, Suite D-118, Nashville, TN 37211. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 1999

MARTIN, SIDNEY A. Memorial services for Sidney A. "Sid" Martin will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. Mr. Martin, of 111 Green Valley Road, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, May 23, 1999. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Leukemia Society of America, 442 Metroplex Drive, Suite D-118, Nashville, TN 37211. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999

MAYNARD, ROSE MARIER Rose Marie Maynard, 74, of 24111 Crimson Drive, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Pittsburgh, lived in the Bristol area for three years and was a housewife. She was of the Catholic faith and the widow of Oliver W. Maynard. Surviving are a son, Ross Maynard of Bristol Virginia; and a sister, Ruth Anne Brown of Rochester, PA. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999

MAYS, FRED F. Fred F. Mays, 73, of 412 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, May 14, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in St. Paul, Va., and moved to Bristol in 1965. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, participating in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was self-employed as a plumber and worked in Bristol until he retired. He attended Lynwood Bible Church. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Louise Mays; a daughter, Yvette Taylor of Rosehill, VA; a stepdaughter, Sandra Sharpe of Bristol TN; a stepson, Edward Cardwell of Bristol TN; two sisters, Hattie Dorothy Eller of Mount Carmel, TN, and Birdie Sue Puckett of Hampton, TN; three brothers, Roy O. Mays of Bristol VA, Frankie Gene Mays of Nicklesville, VA, and Charlie Columbus Mays of Fall Branch, TN; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Benny Bowman will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home. Pallbearers will be Junior Puckett, Joe Puckett, Ray McDonald, Roger Puckett, Steve Gibson, Bobby Greene, Sam Mays and Terry Mays. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 1999

MAYS, FRED F. Graveside services for Fred F. Mays will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., by Akard Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Mays, of 412 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 14, 1999. Pallbearers will be Junior Puckett, Joe Puckett, Ray McDonald, Roger Puckett, Steve Gibson, Bobby Greene, Sam Mays and Terry Mays. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 1999

MONTGOMERY, LEON KENNETH Leon Kenneth Montgomery, 88, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Cambridge House in Bristol Tennessee. He was born in Goldsboro, Mo., the eldest son of the late Harry G. and Jennie Montgomery of South Gifford, MO, where he attended elementary and high school and helped his father on the family farm before pursuing a career in the culinary arts in Hinsdale, Ill. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he served as a deacon for several years. He was most recently a member of the Bristol Seventh-day Adventist Church. He studied vegetarian cooking under George Comforth at New England Hospital in Massachusetts. He served as chef at St. Helena Hospital in Deer Park, CA, Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA, Ventura Estates in Newbury Park, CA, Madison Hospital in Madison, TN, and Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital in Kirksville, MO. Surviving are his wife, Louise Tatro Montgomery; two sons, David Montgomery of Clackamus, OR., and Daniel Montgomery of Corona del Mar, CA; four daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Ruth) Heminger of Lodi, CA, Mrs. Ken (Martha) Fasola of Glendale, CA, Mrs. Steve (Mary Jane) Lewis of Hendersonville, TN, and Mrs. Rolf (Judy) Jarnes of Bristol TN; four sisters; 14 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Bristol Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor B.J. Boles will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Leon Montgomery Memorial Fund, c/o Bristol Seventh-day Adventist Church, 571 Highway 126, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 1999

MYERS, JUSTINE JANE Justine Jane Myers, of 373 Mayfield Drive, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Detroit, lived in Nova Scotia before moving to the Bristol area eight years ago. Surviving are her husband, Robert S. Myers; two daughters, Bonnie Jane Cambalik of Fairfield Glade, TN, and Beverly Gail Davis of Bristol VA; two sisters, Cordelia Hayes of Palm Beach, FL, and Lorraine Brickman of Northville, MI; and a grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Davis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 1999

MYERS, JUSTINE JANE Funeral services for Justine Jane Myers will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Davis will officiate. Mrs. Myers, of 373 Mayfield Drive, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 27, 1999. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 29, 1999

NELSON, HEDRICK T. BLOUNTVILLE -- Hedrick T. Nelson, 77, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a retired supervisor with Phillippi Construction Co. He was a mason and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Ada Camper Nelson; a daughter, Shirley Stinson of Blountville; a son, Wayne Nelson of Kingsport; four sisters, Maxie Breding of Troutville, VA, Beatrice Roark of San Mateo, CA, and Elva Stewart and Laura Bennett, both of Tempe, AZ; three brothers, Frank Nelson of Iowa City, IA, Larkin Nelson of Bedford, VA, and Charles Nelson of Abingdon; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 24, 1999

NELSON, HEDRICK T. BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Hedrick T. Nelson will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Billy Hawkins will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Monty Nelson, Allen Nelson, Bobby Stinson, Travis Stinson, Jeff Stinson and David Weaver. Mr. Nelson died Sunday, May 23, 1999. Surviving are his wife, Ada Camper Nelson; a daughter, Shirley Stinson of Blountville; a son, Wayne Nelson of Kingsport; four sisters, Maxie Breding of Troutville, VA, Beatrice Roark of San Mateo, CA, and Elva Steward and Laura Bennett, both of Tempe, AZ; three brothers, Frank Nelson of Iowa City, IA, Larkin Nelson of Beford, VA, and Charles Nelson of Abingdon; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

NUNN, DOROTHY ELLEN Dorothy Ellen Nunn, 69, of 200 Lilly St., Bristol, TN., died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jackie Cox, the Rev. Jimmy Epperson and the Rev. David Scarem. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Nunn was born in Dogtown, Va., lived in the Bristol area for the past 45 years, was a housewife, and a member of Ruth Street Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Robert Nunn; three daughters, Brenda Cunningham and Barbara Mickles, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Judy Hanna of Atoka, Tenn.; two sons, Lee Bostic of Bristol VA, and Jeff Nunn of Bristol Tennessee; four sisters, Ruth Orsack, Betty Austin, Beulah White and Lois Hughes, all of Lockport, NY; two brothers, Carl Bostic and Doug Bostic, both of Bristol TN; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be CICU staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 9, 1999

NUNN, DOROTHY ELLEN Funeral services for Dorothy Ellen Nunn will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jackie Cox, the Rev. Jimmy Epperson and the Rev. David Scarem. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Nunn, of 200 Lilly St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, May 7, 1999. Honorary pallbearers will be CICU staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 10, 1999

OLINGER, JAMES WINGO SALTVILLE -- James Wingo "Jamie" Olinger, 82, died Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, VA. He was a son of the late Mose and Lottie Olinger. Surviving are two sisters, Susie Haynes of Saltville and Katherine Hawthorne of Bristol Tennessee; two half-sisters, Mary Warren of Blountville, and Dot Harrison of Carrolatton, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol Virginia, by D. R. Henderson Funeral Home. the Rev. Vernon Olinger will officiate. Pallbearers will be nephews. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 1999

OLIVER, J. T. J.T. Oliver, 69, of 946 Barker St., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Hunt Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Hale. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Oliver was born in Bristol, a son of the late Alvin and Ellen Oliver. He was a member of Hunt Memorial United Methodist Church 40 years, and served as Sunday school secretary for several years. He retired from Cortrim Hardwood Parts Co., with 25 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Settle Oliver; two daughters, Windy Jane Helbert and Teri Saddle Keller; a son, Jeff Oliver; a sister, Betty Worley; two brothers, Don Oliver and Freddie Oliver; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be David Taylor, Ronald Chatman, Frank Keller Jr., Brian Worley, Kevin Oliver, Michael Saddle and Bill Amburn. A very special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

OLIVER, J. T. Funeral services for J.T. Oliver will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Hunt Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Hale. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Oliver, of 946 Barker St., Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 4, 1999. Pallbearers will be David Taylor, Ronald Chatman, Frank Keller Jr., Brian Worley, Kevin Oliver, Michael Saddle and Bill Amburn. A very special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

OSBORNE, ELLA MAE MULLINS Funeral services for Ella Mae Mullins Osborne will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Blevins Funeral Home by the Rev. Dean Livingston. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Osborne, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, April 29, 1999. Also, there will be a procession to the cemetery leaving the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 1, 1999

OSBORNE, ELLA MAE MULLINS Graveside services for Ella Mae Mullins Osborne will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery, directed by Blevins Funeral Home. Mrs. Osborne, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, April 29, 1999. Also, there will be a procession to the cemetery leaving the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 1999

OWENS, JAMES R. "JIM" James R. "Jim" Owens, 76, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Duffield, Va. He was born in Shady Valley, TN, had lived in Bristol most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was a self-employed painter and dairy farmer. Surviving are five daughters, Bertie Michaels and Alice Dishner, both of Bluff City, Elizabeth Leonard of Bristol Virginia, Wilma Moody of Abingdon, and Luci Woodlief of Blountville; five sons, Wally Owens, Charlie Owens and Jack Owens, all of Bluff City, Freddie Owens of Bristol Tennessee, and Frankie Owens of West Lake, La.; two sisters, Marl Cross and Belle Widner, both of Bristol Tennessee; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bobby Wheeler and the Rev. Billy Rosenbalm will officiate. Also, Mr. Owens was preceded in death by twin sons, Ronald and Donald Owens. Burial will be in Rhudy's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Moody, Jason Owens, Freddie James Owens, Tim Cross, Bobby Ball, Billy Woodlief, Brady Moody, Roger Hash and Brandon Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Angie Cross, Shannon Owens, Dee Dee Hash and Anita Fleenor. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

OWENS, JAMES R. "JIM" Funeral services for James R. "Jim" Owens will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bobby Wheeler and the Rev. Billy Rosenbalm will officiate. Mr. Owens, of Bristol Tennessee and the widower of Bonnie Owens, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999. Burial will be in Rhudy's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Moody, Jason Owens, Freddie James Owens, Tim Cross, Bobby Ball, Billy Woodlief, Brady Moody, Roger Hash and Brandon Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Angie Cross, Shannon Owens, Dee Dee Hash and Anita Fleenor. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 1999

PATRICK, JESSIE CARTER Funeral services for Jessie Carter Patrick will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery, directed by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Jonathan Jonas will officiate. Mrs. Patrick died Monday, May 10, 1999. Memorial contributions may be sent to State Street United Methodist Church, 300 West Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201. There will be no viewing or visitation in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

PENNINGTON, AUTUMN BROOKE Autumn Brooke Pennington, infant daughter of Christopher and Felicity Pennington of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Surviving, besides her parents, are a brother, Austin Pennington of the home; paternal grandparents, Gary and Annette Pennington of Blountville; maternal grandfather, Hugh Royston of Bristol Tennessee; maternal grandmother, Velma Barr-Malcolm of Bluff City; paternal step-grandmother, Carolyn Royston of Bristol Tennessee; paternal step-grandfather, Raymond Malcolm of Bluff City; and paternal step-grandmother, Crystal Pennington of Blountville. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum. Autumn Brooke is also survived by several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. before services in the mausoleum chapel. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 24, 1999

PENNINGTON, AUTUMN BROOKE Funeral services for Autumn Brooke Pennington will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum. The infant daughter of Christopher and Felicity Pennington died Saturday, May 22, 1999. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. before services in the mausoleum chapel. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

PETERS, T. DAVID Sr. T. David Peters Sr., 89, of 1840 Holston Drive, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a son of the late William Daniel Peters and Melinda Alice Payne Peters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater in the Combat Engineers Corps under Gen. George Patton's command. He was a graduate of Blountville High School and attended Maryville College in Maryville, TN. He later coached basketball at Blountville High School and was driver of the first school bus in Sullivan County. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1940, where he served as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher and assistant scoutmaster of the church-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 3. He retired from the appliance business in 1980. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Watson Peters; a son, Thomas D. Peters Jr. of Greer, SC; a daughter, Peggy Peters Hill of Bristol TN; and a brother, Harmon Peters in Bristol TN; three grandsons; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Turnbull will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Green, Donna T. Ostermeyer, friends and neighbors and special friends in the Round Town and Friendship Clubs. Mr. Peters was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. Other survivors include three grandsons, Capt. Christopher D. Hill of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jared Peters and Jordan Peters, both of Greer; two granddaughters, Lauren Hill Myers and Randi Hill, both of Bristol; three great-granddaughters, Katie and Megan Hill and Michaela Myers. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Helping Hands of Bristol, Wellmont Hospice, the Youth Department of First Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 1999

PHELPS, GEORGE EDMOND LONGVIEW, TX -- Funeral services for George Edmond Phelps will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. James Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Johnny Chapman, Clyde Chapman, Mack Chapman, Lynn Wright, Jim Wright and Virgil Shaffer. Mr. Phelps died Thursday, May 20, 1999. He went to Paradise at Good Sheperd Medical Center in Longview. Friends and family will gather at 202 Honaker Drive, Bristol Heights Mobile Home Park at any time. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

PICKEL, RICKY A. BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Ricky A. Pickel will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Jess Neal and Jim Lundy will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Sunrise Cemetery. Mr. Pickel died Monday, May 10, 1999. He was a lifelong resident of Bluff City, and attended the Church of God. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Linda and Rick Littleton of Bluff City; his father, Earl J. Pickel of Blountville; a sister, Lisa Pickel of Bluff City; a brother, David Pickel of Bluff City; his maternal grandfather, Raymond Smelser of Bluff City; his paternal grandmother, Martha Pickel of Blountville; and his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Frances Jones of Piney Flats. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

PICKEL, RICKY A. BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for Ricky A. Pickel will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Sunrise Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Pickel died Monday, May 10, 1999. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 1999

PIPPIN, GRACE T. Grace T. Pippin, 94, formerly of 215 Pine St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Hazel, VA, and lived in the Bristol area for many years. She was an avid gardener and attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Bristol Virginia for the past 30 years. Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Isella of Baltimore and Anna Fleming of Bristol VA; two sisters, Vera Rush of Bristol Virginia, Gladys Carter of Dante, Va.; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Mausoleum Chapel of the Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol TN. The Rev. Darrell Pickle will officiate. Also, Mrs. Pippin is survived by a granddaughter, Cindy Alizadeh; and two great-granddaughters, Mariam Alizadeh and Mina Alizadeh. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999

PIPPIN, GRACE T. Graveside services for Grace T. Pippin will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Mausoleum Chapel of the Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Darrell Pickle will officiate. Mrs. Pippin, formerly of 215 Pine St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999. Also, Mrs. Pippin is survived by a granddaughter, Cindy Alizadeh; and two great-granddaughters, Mariam Alizadeh and Mina Alizadeh. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 1999

POORE, ANNIE MAE BRITT KINGSPORT -- Annie Mae Britt Poore, 90, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late William and Mollie Malone Britt, a member of Wheeler's United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She was the widow of William "Bill" Poore. Surviving are three daughters, Gladys Jane Gross of Greenville, SC, Mrs. Ray E. (Elizabeth) Shaffer of Johnson City and Barbara Feathers of Kingsport; two sisters, Sue Britt of Kingsport and Margaret Gross of Cookeville, TN; a brother, Frank "Dink" Britt of Kingsport; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport. The family will receive friends at any time at the home of a granddaughter, Dianne Jobe, 533 Robinwood Road. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999

POORE, ANNIE MAE BRITT KINGSPORT -- Graveside services for Annie Mae Britt Poore will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens by Carter-Trent Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Alan Fox, Anthony Jobe, Mike Broadwater, Charlie Ketron, Jack Bledsoe and Robert Willis. Mrs. Poore died Wednesday, May 26, 1999. The family will receive friends at any time at the residence of a granddaughter, Dianne Jobe, 533 Robinwood Road. Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 29, 1999

POPE, JERRY RAY Graveside services for Jerry Ray Pope will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Cold Spring Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Howard Taylor will officiate. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Friday for the cemetery. Mr. Pope, 59, of 429 Hoot Owl Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999. He was a son of Ruth Pope of Bristol Virginia. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Delaney Pope; two stepdaughters, Beth Beidleman Morrell of Wake Forrest, NC, and Lisa Beidleman Nicely of Vinton, VA; a stepson, Matt Hughes of Vinton; two sisters, Bette Clark and Brenda Brown, both of Bristol VA; four brothers, Donald Pope of Bristol VA, Robert "Bob" Pope and Kenneth L. Pope, both of Abingdon, and Freddie Pope of Piney Flats; and seven grandchildren. Also, Mr. Pope is survived by seven grandchildren, Amy Morrell, Jane Morrell, Matt Morrell, Andrew Nicely, Austin Nicely, Jessica Hughes and Lauren Hughes. Pallbearers will be Robbie Clark, Sam Baines, Gene Delaney, Richard Barnett, Kevin Pope, Steve Pope, Brandon Pope, James Meeks and Terry Gillenwater. Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, 185 Jonesboro Road, Abingdon, VA 24210, or to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 280 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN 37620. A special thanks to Dr. Sue Prill and hospice staff. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

POPE, JERRY RAY Graveside services for Jerry Ray Pope will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Cold Spring Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Howard Taylor will officiate. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Friday for the cemetery. Mr. Pope, of 429 Hoot Owl Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999. Pallbearers will be Robbie Clark, Sam Baines, Gene Delany, Richard Barnett, Kevin Pope, Steve Pope, Brandon Pope, James Meeks and Terry Gillenwater. Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, 185 Jonesboro Road, Abingdon, VA 24210, or to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 280 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 1999

POPE, RHODA Funeral services for Rhoda Pope will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack L. Stevens will officiate. Entombment will be in the Glenwood Mausoleum. Mrs. Pope, 75, of 2221 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. She was born in Letcher County, Ky., had lived most of her life in the Bristol area, was a homemaker and a member of Blountville United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Pope; a sister, Nellie Hawken of Ohio; a nephew; and two nieces. Also, Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by a daughter, June C. Pope. Other survivors include a nephew, Claude Cunningham of Ohio; and two nieces, Mary Lee Hamilton of Utah, and Janie Parsonage of Kentucky. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Pope, Stewart Pope and Charles Pope. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

POPE, RHODA Funeral services for Rhoda Pope will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack L. Stevens will officiate. Entombment will be in the Glenwood Mausoleum. Mrs. Pope, of 2221 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Pope, Stewart Pope and Charles Pope. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 1999

REYNOLDS, DALE L. Funeral services for Dale L. Reynolds will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter Statzer and the Rev. David Ensminger will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mr. Reynolds, 78, of 232 Shankel Mill Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, May 10, 1999. He was a son of the late Anthony and Mary Gobble Reynolds, and a retired employee of Campbell Motors. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and the widower of Myrtle McFaddin Reynolds. Surviving are a son, James "Bunk" McFaddin of Big Pine Key, FL; three brothers, Ralph Reynolds of Martinsville, IN, Doug Reynolds of Kingsport and Russell Reynolds of Bristol TN; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Ella Kiser and Bessie Jane Bingham; and a brother, Harold Reynolds. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Angel McCoy, Melissa Russell, Elizabeth Cooley and April Martinez. The family will receive friends following the funeral service Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

REYNOLDS, DALE L. Graveside services and burial for Dale L. Reynolds will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens by Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Reynolds, of 232 Shankel Mill Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, May 10, 1999. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

RHEA, SUSAN SUTHERLAND Funeral services for Susan Sutherland Rhea will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in Russell County Funeral Home Chapel in Lebanon by the Rev. Stephen Musick and the Rev. Stafford Compton. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Sutherland Family Cemetery. Mrs. Rhea, of 104 Hite Drive, Bristol, VA, died Friday, April 30, 1999. She was formerly of Honaker and had lived in Bristol for the past six years. She attended Ruth Street Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Tom Rhea; a daughter, Lynn Litton of Abingdon; her mother, Phyllis Hathaway of Mocksville, NC; three sisters, Mrs. L.D. (Joyce) Owens of Lebanon, Mrs. Jim (Debbie) Lockhart of Richlands and Mrs. Steve (Judy) Eastham of Winston-Salem, NC; and a brother, David Sutherland of Orlando, FL. Pallbearers will be Adam Cole, Charlie Johnson, Richard Braun, Rick Rhea, Brunson Carr and David Glen Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Sutherland, Shawn Sutherland and Josh Cole. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in Russell County Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 1999

RHEA, SUSAN SUTHERLAND Funeral services for Susan Sutherland Rhea will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in Russell County Funeral Home Chapel in Lebanon by the Rev. Stephen Musick and the Rev. Stafford Compton. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Sutherland Family Cemetery. Mrs. Rhea, of 104 Hite Drive, Bristol, VA, died Friday, April 30, 1999. Pallbearers will be Adam Cole, Charlie Johnson, Richard Braun, Rick Rhea, Brunson Carr and David Glen Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Sutherland, Shawn Sutherland and Josh Cole. Russell County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 1999

RICHARDS, MARY EDITH BLUFF CITY -- Mary Edith Richards, 80, of 568 Circle Drive, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, by the Rev. Stephen Hensley. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sunrise Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. for the service. Mrs. Richards was born in Carter County, a daughter of the late Cannie and Rena Shipley Carr, and was a member of the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Orville Richards; three sons, Earl L. Richards, Dayton E. Richards and Dwight O. Richards, all of Bluff City; a brother, J.C. Carr of Bluff City; eight sisters, Gladys Ward, Zula Carter, Beulah Buckles, Wanda Minton, Olla Mae Bradley, Louicella Brooks, Evelyn McDuffie and Ann Duly, all of Elizabethton. Also, Mrs. Richards was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Richards; two brothers; and two sisters. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 1999

RICHARDSON, JOHN JOHNSON CITY -- John Richardson, 81, of 710 North Hills Drive, died Saturday, March 15, 1999, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Andrew and Nora Alfred Richards. He grew up in Unicoi County and was the widower of Margaret Bayless Richardson. He retired from U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard in 1973 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Roan Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen Norris Richardson; a daughter, Janice Hall of Gray, Tenn.; a son, Merrill McCracken of Unicoi, TN; two stepsons, Jeff Street of Gainesville, GA, and Ed Street of Kingsport; two stepdaughters, Becky Cooper and Nancy Decio, both of Johnson City; two sisters, Alice Baker of Fort Blackmore, VA, and Fannie Duggan of Greeneville, TN; a brother, Worley Buckles of Bristol; a half-sister, Della Shipley of Elizabethton; three grandsons; and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ora Edwards will officiate. Also, Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by a sister. Other survivors include three grandsons, Jayson Hall and John Hall, both of Gray, and Charles McCracken of Elizabethton; and a great-grandson, Chaz McCracken of Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home and other times at the home of his daughter, Janice Hall, 726 Free Hill Road, Gray, TN. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 1999

RYDER, CRAIG SCOTT Craig Scott Ryder, 44, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, April 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee by the Rev. Dan Birchfield. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. Mr. Ryder was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Northhampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa. He was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot for 15 years. After moving to Bristol 10 years ago, he was manager of Chick-n-Little, a family restaurant in Abingdon, was also employed by Prudential Callebs Realty and was a member of Realtors Association. Surviving are his wife, Susan D. Ryder; a stepson, Chad Necessary of Damascus; a stepdaughter, Trisha Anderson of Bristol VA; his stepmother, Mary Lou Ryder of East Stroudsburg, PA; a sister, Bonnie Carter of Shawnee-on-Delaware, OH; two brothers, Brian Ryder and David Ryder, both of East Stroudsburg. Pallbearers will be Stevie Vankovich, Ric Lambert, Rick Dugger, Fred Sullins, Chad Necessary and Larry Tharp. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 1999

RYDER, CRAIG SCOTT Funeral services for Craig Scott Ryder will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Tennessee by the Rev. Dan Birchfield. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. Mr. Ryder, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday April 30, 1999. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Northhampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. He was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot for 15 years. After moving to Bristol 10 years ago, he was manager of Chick-n-Little, a family business in Abingdon, and was also employed by Prudential Callebs Realty and was member of the Realtors Association. Surviving are his wife, Susan D. Ryder; a stepson, Chad Necessary of Damascus; a stepdaughter, Trisha Anderson of Bristol VA; his stepmother, Mary Lou Ryder of East Stroudsburg, PA; a sister, Bonnie Carter of Stroudsburg, PA; two brothers, Brian Ryder and David Ryder, both of East Stroudsburg, PA. Pallbearers will be Stevie Vankovich, Ric Lambert, Rick Dugger, Fred Sullivan, Chad Necessary and Larry Tharp. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 1999

STOUT, ELBERT HENDRICKS "HENRY" Elbert Hendricks "Henry" Stout, 78, a resident of McVey Rest Home in Abingdon and formerly of 219 Beaverview Drive, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rooty Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Dennis Burnette, directed by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Hendricks was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a son of the late James and Julia Stout, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are two brothers, Elmer Stout of Bristol VA, and Bill Stout of Bristol TN; two sisters, Bonnie Vance and Hazel Vance, both of Bristol VA; and several nieces and nephews. Also, Mr. Stout was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Dunn and Alice Hicks. Pallbearers will be Eddie Stout, Steve Tillison, J.R. Stout, Travis O’Dell, Stanley Hilliard and Gary Vance. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Adam Steinberg. A very special thanks to Eva Jane Hagy and staff. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 1999

STOUT, ELBERT HENDRICKS. Graveside services for Elbert Hendricks "Henry" Stout will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rooty Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Dennis Burnette, directed by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Stout, of 219 Beaverview Drive, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, May 2, 1999. Also, Mr. Stout was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Dunn and Alice Hicks. Pallbearers will be Eddie Stout, Steve Tillison, J.R. Stout, Travis O’Dell, Stanley Hilliard and Gary Vance. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Adam Steinberg. A very special thanks to McVey Rest Home in Abingdon and to Eva Jane Hagy and the staff. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 5, 1999

TAYLOR, MARY IRENE Mary Irene Taylor, 87, of 2163 Bullock Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a resident of the Bristol area for 25 years, a housewife, and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Taylor; a son, Robert L. Taylor of Bristol TN; a daughter, Sandra Larkin of Phoenix, AZ.; a sister, Katherine White of Cincinattus, NY; a brother, Fred Doyle of Courtland, NY; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Larry Hall will officiate. Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the South Holston Ruritan Club. Memorial contributions may be sent to West Hills Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends any time at the home of Robert L. Taylor, 971 Sugar Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 1999

TAYLOR, MARY IRENE Committal services for Mary Irene Taylor will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Taylor, of 2163 Bullock Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the South Holston Ruritan Club. Memorial contributions may be sent to West Hills Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 1999

TAYLOR, PAUL M. Paul M. Taylor, 73, of 917 Lawrence Ave., Bristol, VA., died Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Blevins Funeral Home. He was born in Washington, DC, and had made his home in Bristol since 1977. He was a real estate appraiser and a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mamie Lee Taylor; and a sister, Margaret Riley of Mount Airy, MD. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 1999

TRIVETT, IRA L. Ira L. Trivett, 84, of 1543 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Greystone Health Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Howard Campbell. Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mr. Trivett was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, retired from Beecham, attended Rooty Branch Free Will Baptist Church, and was the widower of Ida Dooley Trivett. Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Barr of Bristol Tennessee; two sons, Vernon E. Trivett and Carl Trivett, both of Bristol TN; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also, Mr. Trivett is survived by a special friend, L.T. Trivett. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law Tim Trivett, Duane Trivett, David Trivett, Shane Poteet, Allen Fritts, Sammy Settle and Eddie Barker. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Osborne, Bob Osborne, Lewis Osborne, Earl Smith, Hugh Rogers, Jim Gross and Tim Gross. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 5, 1999

TRIVETT, IRA L. Graveside services for Ira L. Trivett will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rooty Branch Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Trivett of Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law Tim Trivett, Duane Trivett, David Trivett, Shane Poteet, Allen Fritts, Sammy Settle and Eddie Barker. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Osborne, Bob Osborne, Lewis Osborne, Earl Smith, Hugh Rogers, Jim Gross and Tim Gross. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 1999

TURNER, HERBERT MARVIN Funeral services for Herbert Marvin Turner Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel of Bristol Tennessee by the Rev. Charles Worley. Burial will be in Susong Cemetery. Mr. Turner of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, April 30, 1999. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a son of the late Margaret Worley Turner and Nelson Turner, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Snyder of Bristol Virginia; three sons, Ricky Marvin Turner of Bristol Virginia, Herbert Marvin Turner Jr. and Timmy Marvin Turner, both of Fort Charlotte, Fla.; two sisters, Genelle Jenkins of New York City; two brothers, Bill Turner and Micky Turner, both of Bristol Virginia; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Also, Mr. Turner was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Turner. Pallbearers will be Ricky Marvin Turner, Herbert Marvin Turner Jr., Timmy Marvin Turner, Charlie Robinette, Robert Canter and Jeremy Doss. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Baron. The family expresses a special word of thanks to Patsy and Dan McVey and staff of McVey Rest Home in Abingdon, and Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 1999

TURNER, HERBERT MARVIN Sr. Funeral services for Herbert Marvin Turner Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel of Bristol Tennessee by the Rev. Charles Worley. Burial will be in Susong Cemetery. Mr. Turner of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, April 30, 1999. Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Snyder of Bristol VA; three sons, Ricky Marvin Turner of Bristol VA, and Herbert Marvin Turner Jr. and Timmy Martin Turner, both of Port Charlotte, FL; two sisters, Genelle Jenkins of New York City and Shirley Tolley of Bristol VA; two brothers, Bill Turner and Micky Turner, both of Bristol VA; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Also, Mr. Turner was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Turner. Pallbearers will be Ricky Marvin Turner, Herbert Marvin Turner Jr., Timmy Marvin Turner, Charlie Robinette, Robert Canter and Jeremy Doss. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Baron. The family expresses a special word of thanks to Patsy and Dan McVey and staff of McVey Rest Home in Abingdon, and Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 1999

WALKER, CLARA RUTH Clara Ruth Walker, 82, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, May 17, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bakersville, NC, a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Randall (Barbara Gail) Barrett of Bristol TN; three grandchildren, Lisa Gayle Sullins, Michael Barrett and Angela Barrett Gray, all of Bristol TN; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Houck will officiate. Mrs. Walker is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Emily and James. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home or any time at the residence of daughter, Barbara Gail Barrett, 1127 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 1999

WALKER, CLARA RUTH Graveside services for Clara Ruth Walker will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Houck will officiate. Mrs. Walker, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, May 17, 1999. The family will receive friends any time at the residence of daughter, Barbara Gail Barrett, 1127 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 1999

WHITAKER, CAITLYNN CHERIE Caitlynn Cherie Whitaker, infant daughter of Jill Morrell Hooker of Bristol TN, and Timothy Wayne Whitaker of Blountville, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Survivors, besides her parents, are a sister, Chelsey Hooker; two brothers, Cody and Corey Hooker; maternal grandparents, Rick and Debbie Taylor of Bristol VA; paternal grandparents, John Whitaker of Bristol TN, and Linda Whitaker of Blountville. A private funeral service for the family will be conducted at noon Tuesday in Harr Family Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Dewey Shafer will officiate. Caitlynn Cherie was preceded in death by her twin brother, Conner H. Whitaker. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 1999

WHITAKER, SIDNEY S. Jr. Funeral services for Dr. Sidney S. Whitaker Jr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Gordon Turnbull. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. Dr. Whitaker was a son of the late Sidney Shields Whitaker Sr. and Janice Whitaker, and the widower of Ruth Whitaker. He had practiced medicine in the Bristol area since 1951, retiring in 1983. He attended King College and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the Medical College of Richmond. He was in residency in general practice in Boston General Hospital before taking a residency in pediatrics at Charleston (WV) Memorial Hospital. Since 1958, Dr. Whitaker specialized in pediatrics. serving many families in the Bristol area. He was the medical examiner for Sullivan County for 30 years. He was active in Boy Scouts of America for many years and was the first Eagle Scout in our district. He was a retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was a member of the Bristol Rotary Club and an elder of First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Whitaker was past president of the Tennessee Pediatrics Association and a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Academy of Pediatrics and the staff of Bristol Memorial Hospital. He volunteered time with the March of Dimes and the annual telethon. Surviving are his sister, Ellen McGlade of Bethesda, MD; two brothers, John F. Whitaker and William "Bill" Whitaker, both of Bristol TN; a stepdaughter, Barbara Holt of Kingsport; two stepsons, Tommy Johnson of Bristol VA, and Chuck Johnson of Arizona; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. memorials may be made to the Whitaker Scholarship Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 1999

WHITAKER, SINDEY S. Jr. Funeral services for Dr. Sidney S. Whitaker Jr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Gordon Turnbull. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, directed by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol Tennessee. Dr. Whitaker, of 1212 Holston Ave., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, May 1, 1999. He was a son of the late Sidney Shields Whitaker Sr. and Janie Whitaker. Memorials may be made to the Whitaker Scholarship Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 1999

WORLEY, DONNA JO BLOUNTVILLE -- Donna Jo Worley, 35, of 122 Greenway Road, died Monday, May 24, 1999. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown Kingsport Chapel. She was born in Alexandria, VA, a daughter of Billie Price and Garland Worley, both of Blountville. She had lived in Blountville for the past eight years and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. She attended Pilgrim Baptist Church and had been employed with Federal Express for seven years. Surviving are a son, Zachary Tyler Gober of Blountville; her stepfather, Larry Price of Blountville; a sister, Lisa Kay Worley of Blountville; a half-brother, James Worley of Blountville; her maternal grandmother, Sylvia Jo Carter of Piney Flats; and a niece. Miss Worley was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Billy K. Carter; and her paternal grandparents, Hershell and Ada Worley. Other survivors include a niece, Ashlee Vallas of Blountville; her fiancee, William Mallary of Blountville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 1999

WORLEY, DONNA JO BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Donna Jo Worley will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. The Rev. Jerry Webb will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Ms. Worley, of 122 Greenway Road, died Monday, May 24, 1999. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 1999


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