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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER October 1999

BRISTOL TN & VA


ASHBROOK, W. G. "BILL" Funeral services for W.G. "Bill" Ashbrook will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home. The Revs. Walter Statzer and Jack Sprinkle will officiate. A Masonic memorial service, by King Masonic Lodge 461, will follow the funeral service. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military rites by the Honor Guard of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Ashbrook, 74, of 14078 Bordwine Road, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999. Pallbearers will be Brian Raines, Don Walton, Don Atwell, Art Gregory, Don Lee and Jeff Odum. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday before the service in Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Shriners Hospital, c/o Jericho Temple, P. O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 5, 1999

BAKER, BERTIE SIMCOX Bertie Simcox Baker, 93, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bristol VA, a daughter of the late James Boyd and Mattie Tilly Simcox. She was a member of Fellowship Chapel Church. Surviving are a sister, Charmie Graybeal of Bristol Virginia; two brothers, Lonnie Simcox and Ed Simcox, both of Bristol VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Baker was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Simcox and Cecil Simcox. Pallbearers will be Darryll Simcox, Bernard Simcox, Dallas Hayden, Jasper Harmon, Aaron Dutton and Daniel Dutton. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 28, 1999

BAKER, BERTIE SIMCOX Funeral services for Bertie Simcox Baker will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Baker, 93, of Bristol VA, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Simcox, Cecil Simcox and Dewey Simcox; and a sister, Hattie Dutton. Pallbearers will be Darryll Simcox, Bernard Simcox, Ken Tillison, Jasper Harmon, Aaron Dutton and Daniel Dutton. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 29, 1999

BARNES, JOE F. BLOUNTVILLE — Joe F. Barnes, 81, of 150 Dunlap Road, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a son of the late Elbert Fulton and Bettie Hawk Barnes. He was a retired farmer and rural letter carrier. He was a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church, where he served as church treasurer, trustee and a member of the administrative board. Surviving are his wife, Zetta R. Barnes; a son, Timothy Fulton Barnes of Franklin, Tenn.; a brother, George William Barnes; two grandchildren, Bridgette Ranac Barnes and Bryan Fulton Barnes; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Wheeler United Methodist Church by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home of Kingsport. The Rev. Dennis Loy and the Rev. Dr. G. Wayne Cummings will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mr. Barnes was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph H. Barnes and James A. Barnes. Among survivors are a daughter-in-law, Beverly Noland Barnes of Franklin; and three sisters-in-law, Thelma Barnes, Agnes K. Barnes and Dorothy W. Barnes, all of Blountville. Pallbearers will be Elbert Barnes, George K. Barnes, James E. Barnes, Mike Barnes, John Barnes, Patrick Galliher, Will Galliher, Ralph Burrell, Gary Olinger and Carroll Cross. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wheeler United Methodist Church, 211 North Sanders St., Blountville, TN 37617. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 9, 1999

BENTLEY, LUCY VIOLET Graveside services for Lucy Violet Bentley will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in Weaver Cemetery. Mrs. Bentley, 63, of 326 Mockingbird Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999. Pallbearers will be Larry Presnell, Jason Bentley, Eric Byland, Scott Byland, Mike Hicks and Wesley Leonard. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Manuel, Steve Grizzel and Harry Dougherty. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

BENTLEY, LUCY VIOLET Lucy Violet Bentley, 63, of 326 Mockingbird Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late Cicero and Ada Bowers. She was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and the widow of Ernest Marvin Bentley. Surviving are three sons, Ernest Douglas Bentley of Winston-Salem, NC, Jeffrey Allen Bentley of Bristol TN and Teddy Dewayne Bentley of Bristol VA; four daughters, Deborah Pittman-Bentley of Ponta Vedra Beach, FL, Vickie Darlene Bentley of Greeneville, TN, Tammy Sue Presnell of Connely Springs, NC, Freda Lenora Bentley of Bristol TN; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother; and five sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Layton Bentley will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Weaver Cemetery. Mrs. Bentley was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Irene Bowers Bott. Pallbearers will be Larry Presnell, Jason Bentley, Eric Byland, Scott Byland, Mike Hicks and Wesley Leonard. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Manuel, Steve Grizzel and Harry Dougherty. Special thanks to the Johnson City Hospice and Harry Dougherty. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday before the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 29, 1999

BOUTON, BARBARA JEAN Funeral services for Barbara Jean Bouton will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Stephen Playl and Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Mrs. Bouton, 63, of East Valley Drive, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She lived in the Bristol area all of her life and was a daughter of Earl and Ruth Bouton of Bristol VA. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and a credit manager for Rogers Jewelers of Bristol for 25 years. Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, Charles B. Bouton; a sister, Betty Mullins of Bristol TN; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors is a brother-in-law, Sidney Mullins of Bristol TN. Honorary pallbearers will be James Garrett, Bill Bouton, Ron Mullins, Earl Hicks, Mark Grubb, Kevin Wheeler, Mark Harless and R.C. Jones. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 25, 1999

BOUTON, BARBARA JEAN Graveside services for Barbara Jean Bouton will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Mrs. Bouton, 63, of East Valley Drive, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be James Garrett, Bill Bouton, Ron Mullins, Earl Hicks, Mark Grubb, Kevin Wheeler, Mark Harless and R.C. Jones. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1999

BRIGHT, ESTELLE BLOUNTVILLE — Funeral services for Estelle Bright will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Blountville Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Shaffer will officiate. Music will be by the Glory Land Singers. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Boohers Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Bright, 82, of 1179 Highway 75, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at her home. She was born in Scott County, Va., lived in the Blountville area most of her life and was a retired employee of the Sullivan County School System with over 20 years of service. She attended Chestnut Flats Primitive Baptist Church for several years. Surviving are a daughter, Ruby Peters of Blountville; two sons, Bill Bright of Blountville and Garvey Bright of Gray, Tenn.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service in Blountville Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 5, 1999

BRIGHT, ESTELLE BLOUNTVILLE — Graveside services for Estelle Bright will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Boohers Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Bright, 82, of 1179 Highway 75, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at her home. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

BROWN, PAULINE ESTELLE BLUFF CITY — Pauline Estelle Brown, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was born in Bristol Virginia and lived part of her life in Weston, WV, before moving back to Bristol almost 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are two brothers, John Hicks of Abingdon and Dewey Hicks of Bristol Tennessee; a sister, Hazel Miles of Phoenix, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Freddy Booher will officiate. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 21, 1999

BROWN, PAYLINE ESTELLE BLUFF CITY — Funeral services for Pauline Estelle Brown will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Freddy Booher will officiate. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Ms. Brown, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Bristol Nursing Home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1999

BURNETTE, DONALD LEE Donald Lee Burnette, 62, of 14402 Sinking Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his home. He was born in Washington County, VA, a son of the late Hobert and Lillian Burnette of the Wallace community. He retired from Reynolds Metals Co. and was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Cuddy Burnette; a son, Tony L. Burnette of Bristol TN; a stepdaughter, Christina Walden of Piney Flats; a stepson, Eric Cuddy of Johnson City; three granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; and a nephew. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Brown will officiate. Services and entombment will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Mountain View Mausoleum. Among survivors are granddaughters, Amanda, Victoria and Chelsea Burnette; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Burnette; a nephew, Gary Burnette; a step-granddaughter, Rachel Walden; cousin, Mary Orr; and uncle, J. D. Hanner. Honorary pallbearers will be all his special friends. The family will receive friends after the service Thursday in the funeral home and other times at the home. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 28, 1999

BURNETTE, DONALD LEE Services and entombment for Donald Lee Burnette will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Mountain View Mausoleum. Mr. Burnette, 62, of 14402 Sinking Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his home. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 29, 1999

CADLE, HERBERT BUSTER Sr. Graveside services for Herbert Buster "Buck" Cadle Sr. will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Susong Cemetery in Bristol, VA. Mr. Cadle, 89, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Bart Cadle, Brian Cadle, Harvey Rector, Gene Lilly, David Burnette and Ricky Rector. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

CADLE, HERBERT BUSTER Sr. Herbert Buster "Buck" Cadle Sr., 89, of Bristol VA, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, VA, and lived most of his life in Bristol, VA. He was a retired machine mechanic with Raytheon Corp. after 30 years of service and a member of Kingsway Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Bernice K. Shelton Cadle; three sons, James R. "Jim" Cadle of Bristol TN; Herbert Cadle Jr. of Mountain City, TN, and Billy E. Doss of Bristol VA; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Donald Page will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday in Susong Cemetery in Bristol, VA. Pallbearers will be Bart Cadle, Brian Cadle, Harvey Rector, Gene Lilly, David Burnette and Ricky Rector. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday before the service in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 29, 1999

CAGLE, MIKE Graveside services for Mike Cagle will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mr. Cagle, 45, of 305 Oak Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be David Vicars, Lynn Sword, Mike Greenwell, Randy Combs, Lee Smelser, Steve Bebergal and doctors, nurses and staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 1999

CAGLE, MIKE Mike Cagle, 45, of 305 Oak Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a son of Betty T. Beeler of Blountville and the late Tobert Allen Cagle of Dade City, FL. He was a 1974 graduate of Tennessee High School and a graduate of Northeast State Technical College. He was an employee of Bristol Metals. He coached softball and participated in the Special Olympics in Fishersville, VA. Surviving, besides his mother, are a sister, Karen Maxfield of Blountville;. a stepbrother, Gary Wayne Beeler of Bristol TN; a stepsister, Vonda Holt of Bluff City; a nephew; a niece; four step nephews; and a step niece. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Steve Brown will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mr. Cagle was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Enoch Beeler of Blountville. Among survivors are a nephew, Michael Maxfield of South Carolina; a niece, Amanda Maxfield of South Carolina; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Honorary pallbearers will be David Vicars, Lynn Sword, Mike Greenwell, Randy Combs, Lee Smelser, Steve Bebergal and doctors, nurses and staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday before the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 1, 1999

CALDWELL, VIRGINIA BYARS Graveside services for Virginia Byars Caldwell will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Caldwell Memorial in Glenwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Blountville Presbyterian Church, 3400 Highway 126 in Blountville. Mrs. Caldwell, 98, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in NHC HealthCare of Bristol, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Blountville Presbyterian Church, in memory of Virginia Caldwell. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

CALDWELL, VIRGINIA BYARS Virginia Byars Caldwell, 98, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in NHC Health Care of Bristol, VA. She was born in Bristol Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph Cloyd Byars and Jane Bailey Byars, and was educated in the public schools of Bristol and Sullins College. She lived in Norfolk and Arlington County, VA, California and Hawaii and again in Arlington County before returning to Bristol in 1931. She was the widow of U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Lee Coontz and Judge Joseph Anderson Caldwell. She and Judge Caldwell began the restoration of the Old Deery Inn in Blountville in 1940 and she lived there until 1990, when she entered NHC Health Care. She was a member of Blountville Presbyterian Church, the National Society for Historic Preservation, the Washington County (Virginia) Historical Society and Fort Chiswell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are a son, Capt. Robert Joseph Coontz, U.S. Navy (retired) of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Bailey Preston Byars of Falls Church, VA; three stepsons, Capt. John Henderson Caldwell III, U.S. Navy (retired) of Aeia, Hawaii, Craig Hawley Caldwell of Bristol TN and The Rev. Clifford Douglass Caldwell of Staunton, VA; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; 14 step-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; and several step-great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Caldwell Memorial in Glenwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Blountville Presbyterian Church, 3400 Highway 126 in Blountville. Mrs. Caldwell was also preceded in death by a stepson, Joseph Anderson Caldwell Jr. Her interests were antiques, spinning and weaving cloth on antique wheels and looms, quilt-making, chair caning, basket weaving in the manner of the Cherokee Indians, making apple butter in the pioneer style and preservation of old crafts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Blountville Presbyterian Church, in memory of Virginia Caldwell. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 5, 1999

CANTER, MARY ELIZABETH TRINKLE BLOUNTVILLE — Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Trinkle Canter will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Paul Brown and the Rev. Thomas Thacker will officiate. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Canter, of 328 Hickman Road, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at her home. Pallbearers will be sons. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1999

CANTER, MARY ELIZABETH TRINKLE BLOUNTVILLE — Mary Elizabeth Trinkle Canter, of 328 Hickman Road, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a member of Shakesville Tabernacle Church and a homemaker. She was the widow of William Henry Canter. Surviving are five daughters, Shirley Cadle and Brenda Canter, both of Bristol Virginia, Bessie Parson of Granite Falls, NC, Louise Miller of Tazewell, VA, and Betty Tittle of Blountville; seven sons, Jerry Canter, Bobby Canter, Robert Canter, Ronnie Canter, Jackie Canter and Johnny Canter, all of Bristol TN, and Clifford Canter of Blountville; 36 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Paul Brown and the Rev. Thomas Thacker will officiate. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1999

CARRIER, AGNES ROSE Agnes Rose Carrier, 67, of Springdale Village, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are two sisters, Emma Louise Carrier and Rachel Carrier; and a brother, T.J. Carrier of Mendota, VA. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Blevins Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen L. Playl will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be David Gragg, Joe Gragg, Larry Robinson, Gloria Robinson, Steve Newton and Jeremy Howell. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home and any time at the residence. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1999

CARRIER, AGNES ROSE Funeral services for Agnes Rose Carrier will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Blevins Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen L. Playl will officiate. Miss Carrier, 67, of Springdale Village, Bristol, Va., died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Honorary pallbearers will be David Gragg, Joe Gragg, Larry Robinson, Gloria Robinson, Steve Newton, Jeremy Howell and Larry "Speedy" Robinson. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 26, 1999

CARRIER, H. CARMACK Funeral services for H. Carmack Carrier will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Edgemont Presbyterian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Stallard will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Carrier, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of Robert Hugh Carrier and Bessie Offield Carrier. He lived in Bristol TN all of his life and served two terms as Sullivan County Commissioner. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a contractor and businessman. He built homes in numerous subdivisions and also built a number of commercial buildings. He was a charter member of Edgemont Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Surviving are his wife, June Burkholder Carrier; a brother, Larry Carrier; a niece, Carolyn Carrier Boose; three nephews, Larry Carrier Jr., Mark Carrier and Andy Carrier; a great-niece and two great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Edgemont Presbyterian Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14,

CARRIER, H. CARMACK H. Carmack Carrier of Bristol Tennessee died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Robert Hugh Carrier and Bessie Offield Carrier. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a contractor and businessman. He built homes in numerous subdivisions and also built a number of commercial buildings. He was a charter member of Edgemont Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Surviving are his wife, June Burkholder Carrier; a brother, Larry Carrier; a niece, Carolyn Carrier Boose; three nephews, Larry Carrier Jr., Mark Carrier and Andy Carrier; a great-niece; and two great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Edgemont Presbyterian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Stallard will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Edgemont Presbyterian Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1999

CARRIER, LESTER BLUFF CITY - Lester Carrier, 75, of 281 Riverside Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at his home. He was born in Bluff City and was a son of the late Hubert Lester Carrier Sr. and Azlene Hicks Carrier. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the Signal Corps. He was a member of Bluff City Baptist Church and a member of The Sons of the Confederate Veterans. He was a 50-year member of Preston-Fleenor VFW Post 9629 and Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444. He was also a member of the OVTA. Mr. Carrier retired after 25 years as a teacher at Bluff City High School and Sullivan East High. Surviving are his wife, Mary Don Carrier; a daughter, Laura Morrell of Bluff City; a son, Chip Carrier of Bluff City; a sister, Evelyn Fleming; a granddaughter; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Bluff City Baptist Church by Tetrick Funeral Home. The Revs. Joe Blankenship, John Mason, Dick Cassidy and Dr. Terrill Littrell will officiate. Graveside services will be in Morning View Cemetery. Mr. Carrier was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Nidiffer. Among survivors are a granddaughter, Amy Morrell of Johnson City; a grandson, Wade Morrell of Knxoville; a son-in-law, Craig Morrell of Bluff City; a daughter-in-law, Rose Carrier of Bluff City; and a special friend, Cecil Carrier. Pallbearers will be Phil Carrier, Harvey Lynn Carrier, Ike Fleenor, Dick Green, Tom Green, Justin Harrison, Charles Harrison, Page McClelland, Jack Presnell and Kenneth Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Carrier, Edmund Carrier, Melvin King Carrier, Cecil Carrier, Buddy Carrier, Freeman Cox, Mike Green, Pat Green, Doug Jarrett, H.L. Sandy Morrell, Ron Odum and Ed Sorah. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and other times at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

CHAMBLISS, OCIA JANE BLOUNTVILLE — Funeral services for Ocia Jane Chambliss will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Orville Rogers and the Rev. Ernest Steffey will officiate. Music will be by The Leb Thornburg Quartet. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Chambliss, 74, of 677 Spugeon lane, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. Pallbearers will be friends. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 17, 1999

CHAMBLISS, OCIA JANE BLOUNTVILLE — Ocia Jane Chambliss, 74, of 677 Spurgeon Lane, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Ruffus and Maoma Cross Puckett. She was a homemaker and member of Good Fellowship Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Freddie Kitzmiller of Laurens, SC, John Larry Kitzmiller of Blountville; two daughters, Mrs. Larry K. (Judy) Weaver and Mrs. Jack K. (Louise) Wright, both of Blountville; four sisters, Marie Simpson of Piney Flats, Lucy B. Brooks of Bristol, Juanita Edwards of Indian Springs and Frances Rush of Ohio; three brothers, Owen Puckett of Ohio, W.F. Puckett of Kingsport and Tom Puckett of Blountville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Orville Rogers and the Rev. Ernest Steffey will officiate. Music will be by The Leb Thornburg Quartet. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Chambliss was also preceded in death by a son, Donnie Kitzmiller. Pallbearers will be friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the residence or at the residence of John Kitzmiller, 230 Highway 75, in Blountville. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 1999

DAVIS, ELIZABETH S. Funeral services for Elizabeth S. Davis will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Charles Baker will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Ms. Davis, 84, of 400 Old Stage Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She lived in Sullivan County for several years and retired from Bristol Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. Pallbearers will be Jesse Isbell, Nathan Isbell, Kenneth Andrew Draper, Harold Johnson, Wayne Leonard, David Leonard and Gerald Roark. Surviving are a host of friends. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday before the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

DAVIS, ELIZABETH S. Graveside services for Elizabeth S. Davis will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Ms. Davis, 84, of 400 Old Stage Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Jesse Isbell, Nathan Isbell, Kenneth Andrew Draper, Harold Johnson, Wayne Leonard, David Leonard and Gerald Roark. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 21, 1999

DOANE, LAURICE KING BLOUNTVILLE — Funeral services for Laurice Doane will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Blountville United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Blakemore will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Doane died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at her home. She was a 1936 graduate of Virginia Intermont College and received her bachelor of science degree from East Tennessee State University in 1972, while continuing to teach school. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill King. Among survivors is grandson, Allen Kemp of Blountville. Pallbearers will be David King, Steve King, John King, Doug Cross, Ray Cross and Allen Kemp. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Akard and Bill Jackson. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Sullivan County Library or Blountville United Methodist Church. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 25, 1999

DOANE, LAURICE BLOUNTVILLE — Funeral services for Laurice Doane will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Blountville United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Blakemore will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Doane died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at her home. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1999

DUNCAN, HAMILTON C. Jr. Funeral services for Hamilton Caleb "H. C." Duncan Jr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery by Blevins Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Fleenor will officiate. Mr. Duncan, 85, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Benny Cowan Jr. and Dr. Sue Prill. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 4, 1999

DUNCAN, HAMILTON CALEB Jr. Hamilton Caleb (H.C) Duncan Jr., 85, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 1999, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol Tennessee area and a son of the late Hamilton Caleb Duncan Sr. and Rachel Booher. He was a member of the Anderson Street United Methodist Church and a retired employee of the Raytheon Corp. with 25 years of service. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Beulah K. "Bea" Duncan; a son, David H. Duncan of Duluth, GA; two daughters, Ann D. Brake of Knoxville and Elizabeth "Betty" D. Nobles of Piney Flats; two sisters, Martha Landore and Nell Smithson, both of Bristol TN; a brother, Joe Duncan of Shady Valley; six grandsons; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery by Blevins Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Fleenor will officiate. Among survivors are six grandsons, Chip Brake of Knoxville, David H. Duncan II of Lilburn, GA, Caleb Duncan of Lawrenceville, GA, Todd Duncan of Alpharetta, GA, William H. Nobles and Robert Nobles, both of Piney Flats; 10 great-grandchildren, Brittaney Brake, Brett Brake, Laura Brake, Sarah Brake, Erika Duncan, Chase Duncan, Wynn Duncan, Dillon Duncan, Logan Duncan and Austin Duncan and a very special friend, Donald Honaker of Bristol TN. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Benny Cowan Jr. and Dr. Sue Prill. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 1999

DUNCAN, HARVEY P. Funeral services for Harvey P. Duncan will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Ross Dampier will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Duncan, 87, of 1090 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. Pallbearers will be members of the VFW. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 1999

DUNCAN, HARVEY P. Harvey P. Duncan, 87, of 1090 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was a son of the late John P. Duncan and Sallie Kate Duncan, lived most of his lie in the Bristol area and was a retired mechanic and cabinet maker. He was a member of the VFW and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a brother, Ernest Duncan of Bristol TN; six nephews, Ronald A. Duncan, Douglas A. Duncan, Donald W. Duncan, Richard Duncan, Larry W. Duncan and Verlin Duncan; and two nieces, Carol Roberts and Loraine Pendergrass. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Ross Dampier will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be members of the VFW. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 1999

EADES, CHARLES EDWARD Jr. Charles Edward Eades Jr., 68, of 1325 Anderson St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Bristol TN, a son of the late Charles E. Eades Jr. and Ethel Roberts Eades. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Grubb Eades; a son, Eric L. Eades of the home; a daughter, Teresa Ann Doss of Orlando, FL; and two grandsons, Jonathan Doss and Michael Scott Doss, both of Orlando. Among other survivors are a cousin, George W. Roberts of Bristol TN; and a special friend, Billy J. Malone of Bristol. Special thanks to youth pastor Brandon Canter and to the Wellmont Hospice House. Mr. Eades requested his body be donated to the Quillen College of Medicine. The family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial inquiries may be made to the family. Information courtesy of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 31, 1999

EASTER, GLADYS MARIE HAYNES KNOXVILLE — Gladys Marie Haynes Easter, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, in the University of Tennessee Hospital. She formerly lived in the Bristol area for 45 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church and attended Hunt Memorial United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Armour L. Easter. Surviving are a son, Ronald E. Haynes of Knoxville; two brothers, Hubert Haynes of Shelby, NC, and Herbert Haynes of Johnson City; two grandchildren, Ronald E. Haynes Jr. of Charlotte, NC, and Bryan David Haynes of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in East Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Among survivors are to granddaughters-in-law, Janeen Haynes of Charlotte and Connie J. Haynes of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren, Makenzey and Madison Haynes. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 19, 1999

EDMONDSON, REBA GAYLE ALFORD Graveside services for Reba Gayle Alford Edmondson will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery. Mrs. Edmondson, 49, of 1187 Sugar Hollow Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999. Pallbearers will be Curtis Rhymer, Travis Campbell, Benny James, Jamie Alford, Brandon Alford, Allen Booher, Ricky Thompson and Brad Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Boyd, Lynn Hawkins, Larry Bentley, Carl Jackson, Dr. Alfred Harkleroad and nieces. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Janet Rhymer, 456 Peoples Road, Bristol, Tenn., to help with funeral expenses. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1999

EDMONDSON, REBA GAYLE ALFORD Reba Gayle Alford Edmondson, 49, of 1187 Sugar Hollow Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of Walter and Louise Alford of Bristol TN. She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church and the widow of Dennis Edmondson. Surviving, besides her parents, are a daughter, Nickie Bentley; four sisters, Linda Morrell of Kingsport, Charlotte James and Janet Rhymer, both of Bristol TN, and Devone Campbell of Bristol VA; a brother, Eugene Alford of Bristol TN; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cass Farrior, Paul Faver and Gary Garland will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery. Among survivors are a son-in-law, Travis Bentley; five brothers-in-law, Jerry Morrell of Kingsport, Billy Joe James and Carl Rhymer, both of Bristol TN, Randy Campbell of Bristol VA, and Ricky Thompson of Bluff City; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Alford of Bristol TN and Debbie Thompson; and a grandson, Lane Bentley of Bristol TN. Pallbearers will be Curtis Rhymer, Travis Campbell, Benny James, Jamie Alford, Brandon Alford, Allen Booher, Ricky Thompson and Brad Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Boyd, Lynn Hawkins, Larry Bentley, Carl Jackson, Dr. Alfred Harkleroad and nieces. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Janet Rhymer, 456 Peoples Road, Bristol, TN, to help with funeral expenses. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 21, 1999

GARNAND, BERNARD RALPH Bernard Ralph "B.R." Garnand, 82, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, in NHC Health Care Center. He was born in Williamson, W.Va., a son of the late Burgess and Myrtle Martin Garnand. He lived in Bristol Virginia for 30 years and was employed with Norfolk and Western Railway Co. for 42 years. He retired as an agent yardmaster. He was a 50-year Mason and Shriner and a member of First Baptist Church in Bristol, VA. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Cassie Hodge Garnand. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Rand W. Forder will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Garnand was also preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Hinchee of Williamson; and a brother, Raymond Garnand of Williamson. Pallbearers will be Ken Cole, Mahlon Sebring, Bob Hand, Carl E. "Sonny" Leonard, Steve Lovins and Carl R. Leonard III. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Trujillo, James Wohlford and Louis Berry. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 8, 1999

GARR, CORDELIA Cordelia Garr, 86, of 1413 East Mary St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was born in Mountain City, TN, and moved to Bristol in 1949. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Dr. Bill Goforth will officiate. Mrs. Garr is survived by a long-time friend, Polly Horner of Bristol TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

GRIFFIN, JAMES W. L. Funeral services for James W.L. "Billy" Griffin will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Church of God on New Hampshire Avenue by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. Ronald D. Wright Sr. and Dwayne Green will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery in Glade Spring with military rites by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Griffin, 67, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. Pallbearers will be Earl Inman, Roy Richardson, Clarence "Bud" Montgomery, Jim Arnold, Jim Chapman and Michael Booker. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Anderson, R.C. Collins, C. B. Linkous, Jerry Wolfe, Mel Walls and Tom Minor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Church of God, 1128 New Hampshire Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1999

GRIFFIN, JAMES W. L. James W.L. "Billy" Griffin, 67, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born in Saltville, a son of the late Duncan M. Griffin and Virginia Combs Griffin. He moved to Bristol in 1964, was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Germany and retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Church of God, New Hampshire Avenue, where he served as a teacher, Sunday School superintendent and a member of Christian Education Board. Surviving are two sisters, Sherrill Elizabeth Griffin of Bristol VA and Diane Minor Walls of Bristol TN; a brother, Charles Wesley Lee Griffin of Roanoke; two nieces; two nephews; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Church of God on New Hampshire Avenue by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. Ronald D. Wright Sr. and Dwayne Green will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery in Glade Spring with military rites by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by a sister, Violet L. Griffin; and two brothers, Garland M. Griffin and Glenford G. Griffin. Among survivors are two sisters-in-law, Marie C. Griffin and Gracie R. Griffin. Pallbearers will be Earl Inman, Roy Richardson, Clarence "Bud" Montgomery, Dion Akers, Jim Chapman and Michael Booker. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Anderson, R.C. Collins, C.B. Linkous, Jerry Wolfe, Mel Walls and Tom Minor. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Church of God, 1128 New Hampshire Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 25, 1999

GULLETT, HARRY LEE Funeral services for Harry Lee Gullett will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Michael Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Booher's Cemetery. Mr. Gullett, 72, of 403 Elmo St., Bristol, VA., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Among survivors are three sisters, Barbara Bolling and Lozine Hamilton, both of Bristol VA, and Betty Phillips of Dante, VA. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Doug Green, Dr. Tom Green, Dr. Donald Quinn, Dr. Ben Cowan and Dr. Roger McSherry. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1999

GULLETT, HARRY LEE Harry Lee Gullett, 72, of 403 Elmo St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Dante, a son of Ruby Gullett of Lebanon. He came to Bristol in 1972 from Maryland, was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Holiness faith. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Maxine Gullett; two daughters, Alta Ellis of Bel Air, Md., and Evelyn Woods of Havre de Grace, Md.; a son, Larry Gullett of Florida; three stepsons, Gene Rosenbalm of Bristol TN and Joey Rosenbalm and Jeffrey Rosenbalm, both of Bristol VA; a stepdaughter, Connie Scott of Landrum, SC; three brothers, Jerry Gullett of Abingdon, Roy Gullett of Perryman, MD, and Frankie Gullett of Castlewood; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Michael Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Booher's Cemetery. Among survivors is a special friend, Garland Leonard. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Doug Green, Dr. Tom Green, Dr. Donald Quinn, Dr. Ben Cowan and Dr. Roger McSherry. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 1999

HALL, MARGIE Funeral services for Margie Hall will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Randall Shaffer will officiate. Burial will be in the Bailey Family Cemetery. Mrs. Hall, 80, of 456 Bethel Drive, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 1999

HALL, MARGIE Margie Hall, 80, of 456 Bethel Drive, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol Tennessee and a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Bertie Carmody of Bristol Tennessee; a brother, Henry Hall of Blountville; five grandchildren, Trudy Wilson, Marty Carmody, Terry Carmody, Jennifer Doyle and West Carmody; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Randall Shaffer will officiate. Burial will be in the Bailey Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 1, 1999

HAWKINS, CLARENCE "EDDIE" BLUFF CITY — Clarence "Eddie" Hawkins, 54, of 445 Old Elizabethton Highway, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a roofer and an employee of Twin City Iron and Metal. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Hawkins; a daughter, Sherry Cross of Bristol TN; a son, Edward Hawkins of Bluff City; two sisters, Pearl Smalling of Bluff City and Ruby Roark of Bristol TN; two brothers, Alfred Hawkins of Bristol TN and Gordon Hawkins of Bristol VA; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Paul Persinger will officiate. Burial will be in Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Malone, James Doss, Todd Eaton, Tim Vickers, Wayne Malone and Jimmy Malone. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 23, 1999

HAWKINS, CLARENCE BLUFF CITY — Clarence "Eddie" Hawkins, 54, of 455 Old Elizabethton Highway, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a roofer and an employee of Twin City Iron and Metal. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Hawkins; a daughter, Sherry Cross of Bristol TN; a son, Edward Hawkins of Bluff City; two sisters, Pearl Smalling of Bluff City and Ruby Roark of Bristol TN; two brothers, Alfred Hawkins of Bristol TN and Gordon Hawkins of Bristol VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Paul Persinger will officiate. Burial will be in Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Malone, James Doss, Todd Eaton, Tim Vickers, Wayne Malone and Jimmy Malone. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1999

HODGE, MAXWELL M. Funeral services for Maxwell M. "Whacker" Hodge will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Epperson will officiate. r. Hodge, 64, of 600 Tennessee Ave., Bristol, TN., died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 1999

HODGE, MAXWELL M. Maxwell M. "Whacker" Hodge, 64, of 600 Tennessee Ave., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol TN, a retired employee of Kinkead Machine Shop and a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Myra "Dee" Hodge; a son, Maxwell M. "Mike" Hodge of Bluff City; six sisters, Barbara Grubbs of Blountville, Hattie Booher and Linda Humprhries, both of Bristol TN, Jean Sage of Bristol VA, Mary Short of Wyndale, VA, and Wanda Gill of Kansas; a brother, George F. Hodge Jr. of Bristol TN; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Epperson will officiate. Mr. Hodge was preceded in death by a son, Richard Allen Hodge. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 11, 1999

HUTTON, CHARLES E. Sr. Charles Edward Hutton Sr., 64, of Bristol Virginia died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired welder with Strongwell with 20 years of service and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He attended the Old Airport Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Leona M. Hutton; a daughter, Mrs. Guy (Teresa) Hall of Bristol TN; a son, Charles Edward "Chuck" Hutton Jr. of Bristol TN; two sisters, Thelma Buchanan and Louise Heffinger, both of Bristol TN; three brothers, David C. Hutton Jr. of Bristol TN, and Harold D. Hutton and Vernon Hutton, both of Bristol VA; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Coy Wise will officiate. Mausoleum services and entombment will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Among survivors are a grandson, Richard Travis Hall of Bristol TN. Pallbearers will be Paul Thompson, Doug Fleenor, Dave Hatcher, Bill Overfelt, Harmon Watson and Jim Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Tom Hay and doctors and nursing staff of Wellmont Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday before the chapel services in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 24, 1999

HUTTON, CHARLES EDWARD Sr. Mausoleum services and entombment for Charles Edward Hutton Sr. will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Hutton, 64, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday,, Oct. 23, 1999, at his home. Pallbearers will be Paul Thompson, Doug Fleenor, Dave Hatcher, Bill Overfelt, Harmon Watson and Jim Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Tom Hay and doctors and nursing staff of Wellmont Hospice. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 25, 1999

HYLER, MARK A. CHARLESTON, SC — Funeral services for Mark A. Hyler will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home of Bristol, TN. The Rev. Steve Playl will officiate. Mr. Hyler, 41, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at his home. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 1999

HYLER, MARK A. CHARLESTON, SC — Funeral services for Mark A. Hyler will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home of Bristol, TN. The Rev. Steve Playl will officiate. Mr. Hyler, 41, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at his home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 1, 1999

JESSEE, GEORGE B. BLOUNTVILLE — Graveside services for George B. Jessee will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Russell Memorial Cemetery by Russell County Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Edwards will officiate. Mr. Jessee, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Russell County, VA, a son of the late Houston and Belvie Puckett Jessee. He lived in Blountville for the past 30 years and was a 50-year member of Local Union 538 United Association of Journeymen and Apprentice of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry. He was the widower of Elizabeth Artrip Jessee. Surviving are a son, Roger Jessee of Virginia Beach, Va.,; three grandchildren, Wade Jessee and Tylor Jessee, both of Virginia Beach, and Nikki Miller of Oak Ridge, TN; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Jessee was also preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Jessee Haynes. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Russell County Funeral Home in Lebanon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

JESSEE, HARMON C. "HOP" BLUFF CITY — Harmon C. "Hop" Jessee, 84, of 225 Carter St., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Artrip, Va., a son of the late Thomas and Dona Carroll Jessee. He was a former member of Bluff City Civitan Club and a member of the Chinquapin and Bluff City Senior Citizens Centers. Surviving are his wife, Helen Crowder Jessee; a daughter, Pat Smith of Bristol TN; a son, Fred Jessee of Bristol TN; two sisters, Laura Thomas of Bluff City and Ellen Ray of Morristown, TN; two brothers, Charles Jessee of Johnson City and Clarence Jessee of Newport News, VA; and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel. The Revs. Herman Cate and Bob Robinson will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Those attending the service should meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Mr. Jessee was also preceded in death by five brothers; and three sisters. Among survivors are a granddaughter, Jana Jessee of Bristol TN; a daughter-in-law, Janice Jessee of Bristol TN; and a son-in-law, Charles A. Smith of Bristol TN. Pallbearers will be chosen from Mr. Jessee's nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bluff City United Methodist church, 468 Cedar St., Bluff City, TN 37618 or Morning View Cemetery Association c/o Forrest Thomas, 276 Main St., Bluff City, TN 37618. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1999

JOHNSON, MARGARET A. Graveside services for Margaret A. Johnson will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, 79, of 212 Fair Acres Drive, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Frank Barger, John Freeman, Scott Freeman, Donnie Freeman and Paul Worley Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Leiter, Paul Worley Sr., Herb Reeves, Miller Hunt, Dr. James Schrenker and Marvin Barlow. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 1999

JOHNSON, MARGARET A. Margaret A. Johnson, 79, of 212 Fair Acres Drive, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and formerly attended Addilyn Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roy L. Johnson; a daughter, Debbie Barger of Bristol Virginia; two sisters, Gladys Walden of Bristol Virginia and Aileen Hicks of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Steve Brown will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Lester MacKinnon. Graveside services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Barger, John Freeman, Scott Freeman, Donnie Freeman and Paul Worley Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Leiter, Paul Worley Sr., Herb Reeves, Miller Hunt, Dr. James Schrenker and Marvin Barlow. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday before the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 1999

KAYLOR, LUCILLE MALONE PINEY FLATS — Lucille Malone Kaylor, 82, of 114 Belle Ave., died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in NHC Health Care. She was born in Bluff City, a daughter of the late Martin S. and Effie Dyche Malone. She lived in Piney Flats for the past 44 years. She was a charter member of Piney Flats Baptist Church, the widow of Arnold H. Kaylor, and a homemaker. Surviving are a son, Earl Kaylor of Piney Flats; two daughters, Nancy Lindamood and Doris Goodman, both of Piney Flats; a brother, Charles Malone of Bristol; a granddaughter; four grandsons; two great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Morris-Baker North Chapel. Dr. Allen Davis will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Morning View Cemetery in Bluff City. Those attending should meet at the cemetery. Mrs. Kaylor was also preceded in death by five brothers and a sister. Among survivors are a daughter-in-law, Mary Kaylor of Piney Flats; and a son-in-law, Euell Goodman of Piney Flats. Pallbearers will be Steve Kaylor, David Lindamood, Sean Goodman, Ken Goodman, Larry Mullins and Edwin Lindamood. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Morris-Baker Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

KELLER, MARGARET RYAN Graveside services for Margaret Ryan Keller will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Green Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Dr. Thomas D. Hay will officiate. Burial will be in Green Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Keller, 86, of 107 Grand Court, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, in Cambridge House. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Ryan, Kenneth Ryan, Robert H. Keller Jr., William L. Keller, John Berry Jr., Matthew H. Keller and Walter J. Keller. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Green Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 22007 Green Spring Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211, or First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 5, 1999

LAMBERT, JACK Graveside services for Jack Lambert will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with entombment in Mountain View Mausoleum by Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol, TN. The Revs. Gradye Parsons and Davis Whitesides will officiate. Mr. Lambert, 64, of 401 Tilley Drive, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at his home. Pallbearers will be Hubert Keen, Leon Presley, David Odum, Dan Puckett, Ron Keen and J.B. Wampler. Honorary pallbearers will be Guessner Musick, Harlan Church, Bobby Hammond and members of Session of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 15, 1999

LEONARD, AUSTIN Austin Leonard, six-year-old son of Dennis and Melanie Leonard of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his home. He was a kindergarten student at High Point Elementary School and Tennessee Avenue Academy. Surviving, besides his parents, are two sisters, Diana Leonard and Lakyn Leonard; maternal grandparents, Pattie Tranum of Bristol Virginia and Dwayne Raines of Bristol TN; paternal grandparents, Allen Leonard of Bristol VA and Jone Leonard of Bristol VA; maternal great-grandparents, Andy and Doris Raines of Bristol VA; and paternal great-grandmother, Ardis Lane of Bristol VA. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in First Christian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. John Thrasher will officiate. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Chaplain Tom Bradley will officiate. Austin is also survived by his godparents, Ray and Carol Justice of Bristol Virginia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 19, 1999

LEONARD, AUSTIN Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Chaplain Tom Bradley will officiate. The six-year-old son of Dennis and Melanie Leonard of Bristol Virginia died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

LEWIS, OLLIE JANE Funeral services for Ollie Jane Lewis will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ken Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis, 88, of 1105 White Top Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at her home. Among survivors are eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Troy Pepus, Marvin Melvin, Bradley Lewis, Danny Jones, Pete Jones, Benny Massengill and Eddie Chandler. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 8, 1999

LEWIS, OLLIE JANE Ollie Jane Lewis, 88, of 1105 White Top Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at her home. She lived most of her life in the Bristol area and was a housewife. She was of the Free Holiness faith and the widow of Carlie Augusta Lewis. Surviving are three daughters, Loretta Eudine Foley of Baltimore, Iva Lee Pepus of Hampton, TN, and Ella Linda Kiser of Bluff City; three sons, Rex Lewis and Stanley Lewis, both of Bluff City, and Roy Dayton Lewis of Baltimore; two sisters, Ella Sutherland and Alice Hogan, both of Baltimore; four brothers, Jack Counts, Kay Counts, Bayless Counts and Sidney Counts, all of Clintwood; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ken Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Troy Pepus, Marvin Melvin, Bradley Lewis, Danny Jones, Pete Jones, Benny Massengill and Eddie Chandler. Mrs. Lewis was also preceded in death by a grandson, Carl Wayne Lewis. Mary McFarland BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

LITTREAL GRACE MARIE Grace Marie Littreal, 82, of B-9 West Ridge Apartments, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at her home. She was born in Fries, VA, a daughter of the late George and Pearl Shoupe Williams. She was a homemaker, a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and the widow of the Rev. Thurman B. Littreal. Surviving are four sons, Louis "Eddie" Littreal, Robert "Bob" Littreal, Larry Littreal and David Littreal, all of Bristol; two brothers, Billy Williams of Danville, VA, and Joe Williams of Ivanhoe, VA; four sisters, Pauline Boyer of Dublin, Va., Donna Akers of Fries, Mary Setleff of Danville, VA, and Louise Rich of Greensboro, NC; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mount Hope Methodist Church in Fries by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Kidd will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Littreal was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Sue Littreal. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kris Littreal, Louis "Pepper" Littreal Jr., Chuck Pratt, Kermit Thomas, Chris Hurley, Todd Littreal, Kevin Littreal and Gary Higgins. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home and other times at the home of her son, Bob Littreal, 4260 Reedy Creek Road. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

LITTREAL, GRACE MARIE Funeral services for Grace Marie Littreal will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mount Hope Methodist Church in Fries by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Kidd will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Littreal, 82, of B-9 West Ridge Apartments, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at her home. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kris Littreal, Louis "Pepper" Littreal Jr., Chuck Pratt, Kermit Thomas, Chris Hurley, Todd Littreal, Kevin Littreal and Gary Higgins. The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Bob Littreal, 4260 Reedy Creek Road. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 31, 1999

MABE, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Sr. Benjamin Franklin Mabe Sr., 77, of 1626 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Wythe County and lived in the Bristol area for the past 40 years. He was a retired employee with Capital Insulation and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Pauline " Polly" Huff Mabe; and a son, Benjamin Franklin "Buddy" Mabe Jr. of Richmond. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Coleman Hockett, H.M. Denton, Clifford Arnold and Russ Brally. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bristol Lifesaving Crew. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1999

MASSENGILL, LAUREN BAILEY BOWLING GREEN, KY — Lauren Bailey Massengill, infant daughter of Andrew and Mary Beville Massengill, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Surviving, besides her parents, are three brothers, Thomas Christoper Massengill, Austin Daniel and Jordon Daniel, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Ray and Harriette Massengill of Bristol Tennessee; maternal grandparents, Bill and Elizabeth Beville of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. A.G. Hargrave of Panama City, FL; maternal great-grandparents, Sammy and Glen Bailey of Lake Dallas, Texas, and Lawrence and Ethel Beville of New Smyrna Beach. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Akard Funeral Home in Bristol, TN. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Among survivors are an uncle and aunt, Myers and Jan Massengill of Bristol Tennessee; and several other aunts and uncles. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 26, 1999

MILLER, JUNE FEATHERS Funeral services for June Feathers Miller will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. in Weaver Union Church. The Rev. Lloyd Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. Pallbearers will be Chris Miller, John E. Miller, Warren Henninger, Scott Bullock, Dallas Dickens, Charles Melvin, Sam Wood and James Carlyle. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, Red Cross, Weaver Union Church or a charity of choice. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 17, 1999

MILLER, JUNE FEATHERS June Feathers Miller of Bristol Tennessee died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, in the Weaver community. She was a member of Weaver Union Church, serving as pianist for 50 years and was a member of the choir. She retired from Robert C. Boswell Insurance Co. and was the widow of Earl K. Miller. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. in Weaver Union Church. The Rev. Lloyd Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery. Mrs. Miller was also preceded in death by four sisters; and five brothers. Pallbearers will be Chris Miller, John E. Miller, Warren Henninger, Scott Bullock, Dallas Dickens, Charles Melvin, Sam Wood and James Carlyle. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, Red Cross, Weaver Union Church or a charity of choice. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 1999

MITCHELL, JOSEPHINE Graveside services for Josephine Mitchell will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. The Revs. William Austin, W. A. Johnson and Gary R. Hammer will officiate. Mrs. Mitchell, 72, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 in Cambridge House in Bristol. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 18, 1999

MOORE, CLARENCE Funeral services for Clarence Moore will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Addington will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Moore, 79, of 5008 Dishner Valley Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Walnut Grove (Mendota), VA, and lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a maintenance foreman with Cortrim Hardwood Parts with 48 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the 15th Air Command, where he received various decorations and citations. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Surviving are his wife, Glenna Mary Johnson Moore; a son, Allen Moore of Bristol TN; two brothers, Ed Moore of Bristol TN and Gene Moore of Williamsburg, OH; and two grandchildren. Among survivors are grandchildren, Jason Moore of Greensboro, NC, and Kristy Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Alfred Harkleroad, Jack Hoffnung, Paul Wayne Vickers, Gary Morgan and J.C. Denton. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 21, 1999

MOORE, CLARENCE Funeral services for Clarence Moore will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Addington will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Moore, 79, of 5008 Dishner Valley Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Alfred Harkleroad, Jack Hoffnung, Paul Wayne Vickers, Gary Morgan and J.C. Denton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1999

MOORE, JAMES ALLEN James Allen Moore, 59, of 107 Boone St., Bristol, VA, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late Lee and Reba Moore. He had been employed by Opportunities Unlimited and was a member of Fellowship Chapel. Surviving are a sister, Doris Price of Sugar Grove, Va., four brothers, Robert Moore of Bonita Springs, Fla., William C. Moore, John D. Moore and Kyle D. Moore, all of Bristol Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 4 p.m. in Susong Cemetery, by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Pallbearers will be Keith Eads, Chad Moore, Larry Moore, Ralph Phillips, Anthony Lowe and Randy Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Dallas Eads and Larry Harrison. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 31, 1999

MOORE, ROBERT RAY Funeral services for Robert Ray Moore will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Robinson Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. W.A. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Highpoint Cemetery in Abingdon. Mr. Moore, 78, of Bristol Virginia died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at his home. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday in Robinson Mortuary. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 8, 1999

MOORE, ROBERT RAY Robert Ray Moore, 78, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at his home. He was born in Beaver Dam, NC, in Watauga County, and was the widower of Annie Moore. He was a retired truck driver for Robinson Trucking Co. and was of the Protestant faith. Surviving are three brothers, John Moore of Vilas, NC, and Joe Lewis Moore and Landon Moore, both of Detroit; three sisters, JoAnn Moore and Joyce Mae Moore, both of Vilas, and Carolyn Moore of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Robinson Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. W.A. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Highpoint Cemetery in Abingdon. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday in Robinson Mortuary. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

NOONKESTER, BERTHA POSTEN Bertha Posten Noonkester, 90, of Bristol VA, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at her home. She was born in Saltville, a daughter of the late Rev. Lee and Hattie Worley Posten. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and the widow of F.B. "Jack" Noonkester. She and her husband were former owners of Midway Builders (later known as Midway Wholesale) and donated the land for the Washington County Little League Field to the Goodson Kinderhook Lions Club, which is now known as the F.B. "Jack" Noonkester Little League Field. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, W.B. "Bill" Noonkester of Bristol; three sisters, Loretta Barker of Abingdon, Dana Larkey of Kingsport and Velma Parker of Mount Carmel, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. in State Street United Methodist Church Chapel by Akard Funeral Home in Bristol, TN. The Rev. Fred Dearing will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mrs. Noonkester was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Posten of Bristol TN; three sisters, Lakey Boardwine of Saltville, Nadine Doak of Abingdon and Revonda Netherland of Kingsport. Pallbearers will be C.W. Cumbow, Mike Noonkester, Randall Brooks, Cecil Huckaby, Jimmy Barker, Bob H. Smith, Wade Ferguson and Joe Mumpower. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Goodson Kinderhook Lions Club. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 11, 1999

NOONKESTER, BERTHA POSTON Funeral services for Bertha Poston Noonkester will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. in State Street United Methodist Church Chapel by Akard Funeral Home in Bristol Tennessee. The Rev. Fred Dearing will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mrs. Noonkester, 90, of Bristol Virginia, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at her home. She was a daughter of the later Rev. Lee and Hattie Worley Poston. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Poston. Pallbearers will be C.W. Cumbow, Mike Noonkester, Randall Brooks, Cecil Huckaby, Jimmy Barker, Bob H. Smith, Wade Ferguson and Joe Mumpower. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Goodson Kinderhook Lions Club. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 1999

O’DELL, JUDITH R. Funeral services for Judith R. "Judy" O'Dell will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Garland will officiate. Mrs. O'Dell, 54, of 710 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be close friends. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

O’DELL, JUDITH R. Judith R. "Judy" O'Dell, 56, of 710 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Murphy, NC, a daughter of Nannie R. McGaha of Bristol VA. She was a 1960 graduate of Holston Valley High School, owner and operator of As You Like It Interior Design Shop and of the Baptist faith. Surviving, besides her mother, are a son, Marty O'Dell of Bristol TN; a sister, June M. Booher of West Chester, PA; her former husband, Jack O'Dell; a grandson, Austin O'Dell; a niece; and a nephew. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Garland will officiate. Among survivors are her beloved mother-in-law, Carinthia O'Dell; five aunts; several cousins; and a host of loving friends. Honorary pallbearers will be close friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home or other times at 169 Robin Circle or the residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 19, 1999

OSBORNE, VADIE PRICE PINEY FLATS — Funeral services for Vadie Price Osborne will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Minister Don Moorhouse will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Osborne, 95, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in the NHC HealthCare Center in Johnson City. Pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews and friends. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 11, 1999

OSBORNE, VADIE PRICE PINEY FLATS — Vadie Price Osborne, 95, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in the NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City. She was born in Ashe County, NC, and had lived most of her life in Sullivan County, TN. She attended Buffalo Christian Church and was the widow of Luther W. Osborne. Surviving are a son, Verlin L. "Cotton' Osborne of Piney Flats; three brothers, Dewey Price of Bristol VA, Vonley Price of Bristol TN and David Price Jr. of Petersburg, VA; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Minister Don Moorhouse will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors are a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Osborne of Piney Flats and three grandchildren, Jo Ann King, Brenda Davis and Sondra Henson. Pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 10, 1999

PENDLEY, NANCY ADAMS DURHAM, NC — Nancy Adams Pendley, 60, died Friday in Duke University Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Erie G. and Herbert N. "Hummie" Adams of Greenville, TN. She lived many years in Bristol Tennessee and Naples, FL, before moving to Durham to be near her family. Most recently, she was employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Pendley Allison and Laura Pendley, both of Durham; a son, Greer Pendley of Bristol TN; and three grandsons, Grier and Zachary Allison of Durham and Dewey Pendley of Bristol TN. Mrs. Pendley had many close friends where she was employed. Funeral services will be private. A perpetual memorial in a garden filled with camellias and magnolias will be maintained in Nancy's honor. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Hall-Wynne Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, Duke University Gift Records, c/o Nancy Adams Pendley Endowment, Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 24, 1999

PERRY, DAVID EDWARD BLUFF CITY — David Edward Perry, infant son of James Darrin and Sasha Dee Perry of 1743 Hickory Tree Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Bristol TN. His family attends Victory Tabernacle in Johnson City. Surviving, besides his parents, are a brother, Tyler Perry of the home; maternal grandparents, David Cecil of Bluff City and Regina Carr of Bluff City; paternal grandparents, Gladys and John Foster and Edward D. Perry, all of Bluff City; maternal great-grandfather, Carl Hugh Cecil of Bristol; maternal great-great-grandmother, Lula Cecil of Bristol. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Victory Tabernacle in Johnson City by Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel. Pastor Terry Phillips will officiate. The family will have a private graveside service. David Edward, born Aug. 31, 1999, was preceded in death by his twin sister, Priscilla Shea Perry, on Sept. 6, 1999. The family offers special thanks to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Ronald McDonald House, 418 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37601, or NICU Unit, Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 28, 1999

PETERS, GERALD W. KINGSPORT — Gerald W. Peters, 57, of the Rock Springs community, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. He was born in Johnson City, a son of Mary K. Cox of Kingsport and the late Ivera D. Peters. He was a 1962 graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School, where he played on the 1959-60 state champion football team. He retired in 1994 from Tennessee Eastman Co. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Virginia S. Peters; a brother, Ivera J. Peters of Spring Hill, FL; a half-brother, Ronald Peters of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Oak Hill Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Cookenour will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Oak Hill Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Humane Society of Greater Kingsport, 621 West Industry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1999

PRATT, JAMES WINFORD James Winford Pratt, 88, of 2930 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in Greystone Health Care Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late Walter and Sally Pratt. He was retired from Burlington Industries and a World War II veteran, serving as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was twice decorated with a Bronze Star. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pratt; a son, James S. Pratt of Lawrenceville, GA; a sister, Edith Derey of Bristol TN; and a brother, Walter H. "Jack" Pratt of Bristol TN. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The Rev. Trevor Downie will officiate. Military honors will be by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post No. 6975. Mr. Pratt was preceded in death by a brother, Mahlon Pratt. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 31, 1999

PYLE, SUSIE WYNNE Funeral services for Susie Wynne Pyle will be conducted Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Dr. Errol G. Rohr will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Pyle, 91, of Holston Valley, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at her home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 416 King Lane, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 19, 1999

PYLE, SUSIE WYNNE Susie Wynne Pyle, 91, of Holston Valley, Bristol, TN., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at her home. She was born in Rayle, GA., a daughter of the late Patrick Plato Wynne and Georgia Johnson Wynne. She had lived in Bristol since 1946 and was the widow of Lilburn James Pyle, with whom she founded Laurel Boat Dock on South Holston Lake. She was a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, completed her post graduate work at Lying-In Hospital in Chicago and was certified in public health at Columbia University. She retired in 1973 after more than 30 years as a nurse supervisor with the Sullivan County Health Department. For several years, she participated in the East Tennessee State University Nursing Program, directing field work in public health in Sullivan County. She was a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a sister, Mattie W. Johnson of Greensboro, NC; a niece, Sue Johnson Jabas of Benecia, CA; two nephews, Pat Wynne of Rayle and Tom Wynne of Prescott, AZ. Miss Pyle was also preceded in death by a sister; and six brothers. Among survivors are several nieces and nephews by marriage. She devoted many hours of home nursing care to her neighbors and supported several civic and charitable organizations. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Dr. Errol G. Rohr will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Shelby Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 416 King Lane, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 18, 1999

RANKIN, GEORGE W. George W. Rankin, 91, of Bristol VA died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va., a son of the late John W. and Catherine Rankin. He had lived the last five years with Jim and Alyce Rankin. He was a self-employed building contractor and a charter member of Grace Baptist Church. He was the widower of Lena Rush Rankin. Surviving are two sons, Jim D. Rankin of Bristol Virginia and Harold Rankin of Ocala, FL; seven grandchildren, Debbie Rector, Wendy Snodgrass, Kim McCray, Tami Carter, John Rankin, Sam Rankin and Harold Rankin Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. The Rev. James Allen will officiate. Mr. Rankin was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sue McCray; and a granddaughter, Diana Adams. Among survivors are two daughters-in-law, Alyce Rankin and Frances Rankin. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hawkins and Wesley Laughlin. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Farris Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House and Home Hospice, 280 Steele Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 10, 1999

RANKIN, GEORGE W. Graveside services for George W. Rankin will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens Chapel of Memories Mausoleum by Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon. The Rev. James Allen will officiate. Mr. Rankin, 91, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Farris Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House and Home Hospice, 280 Steele Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 11, 1999

RASNICK, BERTHA EMMALINE BLUFF CITY — Funeral services for Bertha Emmaline Rasnick will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jess Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Rasnick, 62, of 724 Beaver Creek Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1999, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, an employee of Tri-City Medical Laundry at Bristol Regional Medical Center and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Dennis Rasnick; a daughter, Patricia Bradley of Bristol TN; three sons, David Bradley of Howell, Mich., Donald Bradley of Mount Airy, NC, and Charles "Benny" Bradley of Bluff City; three sisters, Billie Jean Osborne of Bluff City, Louise Bellamy of Bristol TN and Shirley Dishner of Blountville; three brothers, J. D. "Pro" Bowers of Bristol TN, Clyde Bowers of Bluff City and Wayne Bowers of Blountville; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 26, 1999

RASNICK, BERTHA EMMALINE BLUFF CITY — Funeral services for Bertha Emmaline Rasnick will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jess Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Rasnick, 62, of 724 Beaver Creek Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1999, at her home. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 28, 1999

REED, HAZEL M. Funeral services for Hazel M. Reed will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Pastor Donny Humphrey and the Rev. Richard Meade will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Reed, 87, of 1212 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Among survivors are all her friends from Sperry-Univac. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1999

REED, HAZEL M. Hazel M. Reed, 87, of 1212 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Jenkins, KY, a daughter of the late Wiley and Betty Flanary Murphy. She lived in Bristol for over 50 years. She was the widow of George M. Reed, retired from Sperry-Univac and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a son, Kenneth "Cotton" Reed of Bristol Tennessee; a sister, Wilma Murphy of Knoxville; a brother, George W. Murphy of Knoxville; two granddaughters, Babette Winchell and Bridget Dawson; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Pastor Donny Humphrey and the Rev. Richard Meade will officiate. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Among survivors are a daughter-in-law, Josephine Reed. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 21, 1999

RICHARDS, DELANEY Delaney "D. C." Richards, 72, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a son of the late Hobart and Eva Carter Richards. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. He was a retired employee of Sprint with over 35 years of service, a member of the Pioneer Club, a 50-year Mason and a member of King Masonic Lodge 461. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blountville and the Men's Bible Class. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Mills Richards; a son, Doug Richards of Johnson City; a sister, Elizabeth Wall of Bristol Tennessee; a stepson, Jack Mills Devor of Johnson City; two stepdaughters, Chris Plemons of Lima, OH and Connie Sharp of Summerville, AL; 10 grandchildren; and a niece. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville. Dr. Clay Austin will officiate. Among survivors is a niece, Robin Bagnell of Bristol Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 3358 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 37617.

RICHARDS, DELANEY Graveside services for Delaney "D. C." Richards will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville. Dr. Clay Austin will officiate. Mr. Richards, 72, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 3358 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 37617. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

ROBERTS, WILLIE B. Willie B. Roberts, 80, of Bristol TN and formerly of Radford, VA, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999. He was a U.S. Navy Seabee of World War II and a member of Carter Street United Methodist Church. He was a past master of Virginia May Masonic Lodge 38 AF&AM and the widower of Virginia Abbott Roberts. Surviving are a son, Gerald Roberts of Bristol Tennessee; three brothers, Morris Roberts of Chevy Chase, MD, Donald L. Roberts of Henrico, NC, and Carlyle Roberts of Walton, VA; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Graveside services will be held Friday in Radford. Seaver-Sanders & Mullins Funeral Home in Radford is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 21, 1999

ROUSE, ESTELLE M. Estelle M. Rouse, 69, of 433 Sharps Creek Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late Smalling and Laura South. She retired from L.C. King Manufacturing and was a member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Emory Rouse; a son, Gerald Rouse of Bristol TN; two sisters, Nina Crowell of Bristol TN and Edina Denton of Bristol VA; a brother, Preston South of Blountville; a granddaughter; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Howard Campbell and Tim Rouse will officiate. Burial will be in Rust Cemetery. Among survivors are a granddaughter, Lorrie McClung of Bristol TN; two grandsons, Justin E. "Skip" Rouse and Jason Emory Rouse, both of Bristol TN; three great-grandchildren, Caitlynn, Patrick and Hailey; and a very special friend, Maude Gross. Special thanks to Wellmont Hospice House and staff. Pallbearers will be Jason Emory Rouse, Justin "Skip" Rouse, Bob Crowell, Thomas Peaks, David Denton and Randy Denton. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1999

RUSH, JAMES G. James G. Rush, 78, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol Tennessee and lived in the Bristol area for the past 12 years. He was a retired employee from a silk mill in New Holland, PA, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are four daughters, Myrtle McCracken, Josephine Phillips and Linda Zeigler, all of Lancaster, A., and Dorothy Church of Lititz, PA; three sons, James R. "Bob" Rush and John Rush, both of Bristol TN, and Walter Rush of Newark Valley, NY; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Private burial will be Saturday. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 23, 1999

SAMS, TERRY LYNN CHURCH HILL, TN — Terry Lynn Sams, 52, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at his home. He was born in Bristol and was a son of Anna B. Sams Malone of Bluff City and the late Clarence Sams. He lived most of his life in this area, retired from AFG Industries in 1998 after 29 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving, besides his mother, are a daughter, Nika Sams of Piney Flats; a sister, Jo Ann Sams of Bluff City; three brothers, Dallas Sams, Ricky Sams and Curtis Malone, all of Bluff City; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Bunker Hill Christian Church in Bluff City. The Rev. Ernie Depew will officiate. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery in Bluff City with military graveside honors by the Hammond Post 3 of the American Legion. Mr. Sams was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Ira Malone; and three brothers, Worley Sams, Buddy Sams and Ted Sams. Among survivors are two grandsons, Justin Nixon and Teryn Felty. Pallbearers will be Walt Nickels, Mike Christian, Todd Felty, Alfonso Blair, Terry Malone and Ron Scalfe. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Maines, David Schupe, Herman Rumley and Walley Owens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, and other times at the residence. Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 25, 1999

SCALF, EDWARD ANDERSON Edward Anderson Scalf, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was born in Bluff City, a son of the late Rhuda Scalf and Bessie Morris Scalf, and lived in Bluff City and Elizabethton all of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church. Surviving are four daughters, Glendora Maines and Loretta Kaylor, both of Bluff City, Charlene Miller of Bristol TN and Vanessa Smith of Bristol VA; a son, Jeffrey Carr of Bluff City; a sister, Geraldine Grindstaff of Johnson City; a brother, Sam Scalf of Johnson City; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Ernie DePew will officiate. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery with military graveside rites by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Special thanks from the family to the staff of James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Nursing Home Care Unit. The family will receive friends immediately before the service Saturday in the funeral home and at other times at the home of Glendora Maines, 845 Bunker Hill Road in Bluff City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Jones Cemetery Fund, c/o Edward Perry, 875 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 1999

SCALF, EDWARD ANDERSON Funeral services for Edward Anderson Scalf will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Ernie DePew will officiate. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery with military graveside rites by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Scalf, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. The family will receive friends immediately before the service Saturday in the funeral home and at other times at the home of Glendora Maines, 845 Bunker Hill Road in Bluff City. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 23, 1999

SHAFFER, CLYDE E. Clyde E. Shaffer, 73, of 734 Oakwood St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a retired employee of Cortrim Hordwood Parts Co. and a member of Highland Chapel Church in Abingdon, VA. Surviving are his wife, Mary L. Johnson Shaffer; a daughter, Sandra DeCroy of Bristol TN; two sons, Ronnie Shaffer and Marvin Shaffer, both of Bristol TN; two sisters, Lillian Carrier of Elizabethton and Carrie Beeler of Bristol TN; four brothers, Billy Shaffer, Howard Shaffer, Charles Shaffer and Earl Shaffer, all of Bristol TN; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Highland Chapel Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the residence. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 10, 1999

SHAFFER, CLYDE E. Funeral services for Clyde E. Shaffer will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Highland Chapel Church. The Rev. Cecil Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jody McGuire, Kenny Dalton, H.B. Carrier, Jackie Johnson, Roy Neal and Busky Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Gobble, Bill Grag, Clayton Smith, David Wright and Joe Gentry. Mr. Shaffer, 73, of 734 Oakwood St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in Bristol Regional medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 11, 1999

SHELLEY, MARGARET LEE Graveside services for Margaret Lee Shelley will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Ms. Shelley, 77, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be Sidney H. "Buck" Nixon, Jerry Nixon, Carl Nixon, Bobby Nixon and Phil Nixon. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 19, 1999

SHELLEY, MARGARET LEE Margaret Lee Shelley, 77, of Bristol Tennessee died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a housewife and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Billie Jo Pendergrass of Johnson City; a sister, Nellie Lethco of Bristol TN; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Gary Rowlette and Howard Campbell will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Sidney H. "Buck" Nixon, Jerry Nixon, Carl Nixon, Bobby Nixon and Phil Nixon. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday before the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 18, 1999

SHELTON, HUBERT L. Hubert L. Shelton, 70, of 49 Jones Manor, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are a sister, Virginia F. Carver of South Bend, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be conducted Wednesday in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. The Rev. Bud Crusenberry will officiate. Military honors will be by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 26, 1999

SMITH, TONY MICHAEL Funeral services for Tony Michael Smith will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jeff Harless will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Smith, 48, of 1201 Georgia Ave., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of Hazel Smith and the late Clarence Smith. He was employed by Federal Pacific and was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Ellen Shepherd Smith; a daughter, Julia Shepherd of Bristol Tennessee; a son, Timmy Shepherd of Bristol TN; granddaughter, LeAnn Jane Shepherd of Bristol TN; seven brothers, Jerry Smith, Danny Smith, Kenny Smith, Gary Smith and Terry Smith, all of Bristol TN, Ronald "Bud" Smith of Nashville and Eddie Smith of Warner Robins, GA; four sisters, Carolyn Cadle, Donna Smith and Tina Smith, all of Bristol TN, and Brenda Smith of Denton, NC. Among survivors are a special friend, Sonny Murray. Pallbearers will be David Shepherd, Richard Shepherd, Timmy Shepherd, Jeff Smith, David Smith, Roger Smith, Bobby Jones and Steven Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Brown, Martin Cagle and Bobby Tolbert. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 1999

STONE, OPAL W. GREER Opal W. Greer Stone, 75, of 411 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a retired employee of Tri-State Corp. She was a member of Genesis Freewill Baptist Church, where she was active in the Senior Citizens Group. Surviving are a son, Rick Stone of Bristol TN; a brother, Roy Herman Greer of Bristol TN; two grandchildren, Robin Neal and Ricky Stone Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Anna, Matthew and Zackary; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Genesis Freewill Baptist Church. The Revs. Jennings Dotson, Elmer Lester and Doug McCracken will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors is a special companion, Clyde E. Hinkle. Pallbearers will be Gene Montgomery, Carl Hinkle, Jeff Taylor, Ricky Stone Jr., Newl Dotson and Josh Neal. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home and other times at the home of Rick and Martha Stone, 198 Keith Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 8, 1999

STONE, OPAL W. Funeral services for Opal W. Greer Stone will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Genesis Freewill Baptist Church. The Revs. Jennings Dotson, Elmer Lester and Doug McCracken will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Ms. Stone, 75, of 411 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Gene Montgomery, Carl Hinkle, Jeff Taylor, Ricky Stone Jr., Newl Dotson and Josh Neal. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 9, 1999

SWINEY, WILMA ROSETTA GARLAND BLUFF CITY — Graveside services for Wilma Rosetta Garland Swiney will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Morning View Cemetery in Bluff City. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. Mrs. Swiney, 76, of 349 Silver Grove Raod, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at her home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 1999

SWINEY, WILMA ROSETTA GARLAND BLUFF CITY — Wilma Rosetta Garland Swiney, 76, of 349 Silver Grove Road, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at her home. She was born in Shady Valley, TN, lived in Bluff City most of her life and was a former employee of Plumbium Manufacturing Co. She was of the Baptist faith and the widow of Alva Basil Swiney. Surviving are a son, Charles E. Swiney of Birmingham, AL.; two brothers, Marion Garland of Bristol TN and Lewis Garland of Shady Valley; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Morning View Cemetery in Bluff City. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 11, 1999

TAYLOR, EARL SPURGION Earl Spurgion Taylor, 71, of 23399 Peyton Drive, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Scott County, VA, and lived in the Washington County area most of his life. He was a retired employee of Moore's Quality Snack Foods Co. and a school bus driver for the Washington County Virginia School System. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Susie Ellen "Sue" Hanger Taylor; two sons, Eddie Wayne Taylor of the home and Ricky Wade Taylor of Bristol Virginia; a step-grandson, Jacky Harr; a step-granddaughter, Jill Hooker; two great-step-grandsons; and a great-step-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter Statzer will officiate. Burial will be in Boohers Chapel Cemetery. Among survivors are a daughter-in-law, Debbie Taylor. Pallbearers will be Charles Hanger, Frank Hanger, Bobby McCracken, Sammy Barger, Allen Houser and Jacky Harr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Welch, Jack Arnold and Joe Arnold. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home or any time at the residence of Ricky Taylor, 23389 Peyton Drive, Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1999

TAYLOR, EARL SPURGION Funeral services for Earl Spurgion Taylor will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter Statzer will officiate. Burial will be in Boohers Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Taylor, 71, of 23399 Peyton Drive, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Charles Hanger, Frank Hanger, Bobby McCracken, Sammy Barger, Allen Houser and Jacky Harr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Welch, Jack Arnold and Joe Arnold. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 26, 1999

THOMAS, WAYNE K. Funeral services for Wayne K. Thomas will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Full Gospel Fellowship Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Phil Kestner and Wayne Lambert will officiate. Burial will be in Rust Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, 50, of 507 Sharps Creek Rd., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a member and trustee of Full Gospel Fellowship Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie Shaver Thomas; three daughters, Waynette Brown, Tammy Thomas and Crystal Thomas, all of Bristol; a son, Wayne K. Thomas II of Bristol TN; a stepdaughter, Donna Agnor of Bristol TN; a stepson, Randall Hayes of Bristol TN; three sisters, Loretta Leonard and Judy Booher, both of Bristol TN, and Jean Gill of Fort Valley, Va.; and several grandchildren. Among survivors is a very special father-in-law, the Rev. Howard Shaver. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Sternaman, Terry McCroskey, Al Blackburn, Dr. John Sherrill and Jim Lundy. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 26, 1999

THOMAS, WAYNE K. Funeral services for Wayne K. Thomas will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Full Gospel Fellowship Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Phil Kestner and Wayne Lambert will officiate. Burial will be in Rust Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, 50, of 507 Sharps Creek Rd., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at his home. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Sternaman, Terry McCroskey, Al Blackburn, Dr. John Sherrill and Jim Lundy. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 26, 1999

THOMPSON, CLEO RILEY Cleo Riley Thompson, 76, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, in Greystone HealthCare Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and the widow of Dallas A. Thompson. She was a member of South Bristol United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Jane) Richmond of Blountville; a son, David A. Thompson of Blountville; three sisters, Evelyn Proffitt of Johnson City, Mabel King of Kingsport and Lillian Fraley of Castlewood; a brother, Herbert Riley of Bluff City; two grandsons; a step-granddaughter; and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Watkins will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors are grandsons Ethan Thompson and Grant Thompson; a daughter-in-law, Marisa Thompson; a step-granddaughter, Buffie Casey; and two step-great-grandchildren, Anthony and Caitlin Casey. Pallbearers will be J. D. King, Roma Jessee, Cecil Mumpower, David Guffey, Burl Depew, Wayne Burnette and Don O'Neal. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to South Bristol United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1809 Southside Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 23, 1999

THOMPSON, CLEO RILEY Graveside services for Cleo Riley Thompson will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson, 76, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, in Greystone Health Care Center. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 25, 1999

TILISON, GARNET MINK Garnet Mink Tillison, 88, of Bristol Tennessee died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Born in Smyth County, she was a resident of Sullivan County for more than 50 years. She was a retired seamstress and a member of East End Christian Church, where she was a member of the church choir and the Ladies Circle. Surviving are her husband, Carl Tillison; a son, Glenn E. Tillison of East Pointe, MI; a sister, Evalee Kelley of Richmond, VA; a brother, Roy Mink of Philmore, CA; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in East End Christian Church by Akard Funeral Home. The Rev. Samuel Saunders will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are a daughter-in-law, JoAnn M. Tillison; six grandchildren, Audrey Tipton and Glenn D. Tillison, both of Warren, Mich., Pamela Grobbel of Richmond, Mich., Peggy Tillison of Clinton Township, Mich., Jeniffer Woodward of East Pointe, amd Parry Tillison of St. Clair Shores, MI. Pallbearers will be relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to East End Christian Church Van Fund, 1216 Texas Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 9, 1999

TILLISON, GARNET M. Funeral services for Garnet Mink Tillison will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in East End Christian Church by Akard Funeral Home. The Rev. Samuel Saunders will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Tillison, 88, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999. Pallbearers will be relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be sent to East End Christian Church Van Fund, 1216 Texas Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 11, 1999

UTSMAN, MONIA M. BLOUNTVILLE — Monia M. Utsman, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late El Kanah Slaughter and Pauline Slaughter. She was a charter member of Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church and a homemaker. She was the widow of Albert L. Utsman. Surviving are three sons, Dana L. Utsman and D. Edward Wise Jr., both of Blountville; and Billy W. Utsman of Bluff City; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Chapel. Dr. Edward Crook and Dr. Kyle Barr will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Utsman was also preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Jean Utsman and Nancy June Wise. Among survivors are three daughters-in-law, Hazel Christinia Utsman, Barbara Utsman and Pamela K. Wise. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday before the chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 9, 1999

WADDELL, CLYDE W. Clyde W. "De De" Waddell, 81, of 310 Pink Dogwood Circle, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Concord, NC, and lived mostly there until moving to Bristol in 1986. In Concord, he was the owner and operator of Waddell Grocery Store until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of Ann Street United Methodist Church, the Optimist Club, the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army and a Boy Scout Leader. In Bristol, he was a member of Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church, where he participated in several activities of the church including the Pastor Parish Relations Committee. He was a Sunday School teacher and involved in the Slater Center in Bristol. Surviving are his wife, Ruth B. Waddell; two daughters, Patricia Bolling of Bristol TN and Rebecca Tulloch of Odessa, Del.; two sisters, Mildred Waddell of Charlotte, NC, and Lillian Goodman of Concord; two brothers, B.F. Waddell and Joe Lynn Waddell, both of Concord; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. Steve Brown and Wilton Wood will officiate. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Terry Short, Gary Hunt, Ralph Callahan, David Mills, Walt Bolling Jr., Mike Waddell and Jerry Sproles. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Everhart, David Robbins, Norm Cummings, Miller Hunt, V. D. Leonard, Bill Horn, Roby Shelley, Mike Johnson, Gordon Weeden and Corbett Moore. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 1999

WADDELL, CLYDE W. Funeral services for Clyde W. "De De" Waddell will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. Steve Brown and Wilton Wood will officiate. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Mr. Waddell, 81, of 310 Pink Dogwood Circle, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 1999

WALTHALL, ELIZABETH M. Elizabeth M. Walthall, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, in NHC Health Care of Bristol, VA. She was born in Bristol, a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Laura White Walthall, and received her bachelor of science degree in education from Longwood State Teachers College in Farmville, VA, in 1933. She worked in religious education with the Methodist Church in Nashville and was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran from May 1943 to April 1947. While serving as the only female commissioned officer in the U.S. Eighth Army in London during World War II, 1st Lt. Walthall decoded the D-Day message and personally handed it to her commander, Gen. Curtis LeMay. She earned her master's degree in education from Emory University in Atlanta in 1948. During the 40 years she lived in Los Angeles, she taught school and was a member of Wilshire United Methodist Church, where she was involved in many educational activities. She returned to Bristol in 1990 and returned her membership to State Street United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery. Entombment will follow. Military rites will be presented by the Honor Guard from VFW Post 6975. Among survivors are seven cousins, Louise Sheffield of Wilmington, Del., LuAnn W. Crockett of Bristol Virginia, G.C. Jessee of Bristol TN, Cecil A. Jessee of Fort Worth, TX, Kathy J. Pierce of Elizabethton, Jimmy Gail W. Tate of Columbia, SC, and James B. McInturf of Birmingham, AL; and special friends, Lee and Joyce Ogle of San Clemente, CA. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 1999

WARD, LELIA CARR PINEY FLATS — Lelia Carr Ward, 82, of 238 Ward Road, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Piney Flats and a daughter of the late Charlie and Maggie Carr. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Flats Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lester Ward; a brother, Howard Carr of Oxford, PA; a sister, Helen Ruth Barrett of Portsmouth, VA; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Morris-Baker South Chapel in Johnson City. Dr. Allen Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Shell Cemetery in Piney Flats. Pallbearers will be Paul Pealer, Jeff Baker, Tony Hyder, Mike Baker, E.A. Harmon and Earl Forrester. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Morris-Baker Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 29, 1999

WHEELER, ROBERT RAYMOND Robert Raymond "Bob" Wheeler, 61, of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Meadowview, VA, a son of Alverta Dennison of Meadowview. He had lived in Bristol Tennessee for the past 31 years, was a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church and served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Campbell Ford for 13 years and had been a driver for several Bristol area wrecker services. He also had been a delivery driver for Smokey Mountain Freight Lines of Kingsport. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Rita Wheeler; a son, Robbie Wheeler of Bristol TN; three daughters, Mrs. Carnell (Bernice) Cross of Bristol VA, Mrs. Kevin (Becky) McCracken and Mrs. Sam (Brandee) Brewer, both of Bristol TN; two brothers, Phil Dennison of Glade Spring and George Dennison of Wise; and a grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 7 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Baptist Cemetery. Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 will conduct military honors. Pallbearers will be announced. Honorary pallbearers will be Carnell Cross, Sam Brewer, Kevin McCracken, Dr. Doug Green, Dr. Donald Quinn and William Frank. Among survivors is a grandson, Robert Shane Wheeler of New Jersey. The family and friends may assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday for the procession to the cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the family. Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 1999

WHITE, HELEN SNODGRASS Graveside services for Helen Snodgrass White will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. White, 67, of 203 Stafford St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 18, 1999

WHITE, HELEN SNODGRASS Helen Snodgrass White, 67, of 203 Stafford St., Bristol, TN., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a housewife and of the Independent Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Clyde White; a daughter, Connie Jackson of Bristol TNe; four sons, Rickey White and Terry White, both of Bristol TN, Steve White of Blountville and Mark White of Abingdon; two sisters, Linda Buie of Fayetteville, NC, and Gerrie Abernathy of Veedersburg, TN; four brothers, John Snodgrass of Brooklyn, TX, Walter Snodgrass of Bluff City, Robert Booher of Shannon, NC, and Wayne Booher of Zebulon, NC; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Bill Roberts, Wayne Booher and David Presson will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. White was preceded in death by a grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. before the service Sunday in the funeral home and any time at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 17, 1999

WILLIAMS, DAVID TYREE David Tyree Williams, 62, of 21460 Gale Ave., Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol Virginia and a truck driver with Country Boy Seed. He was a former Bristol Tennessee police officer, detective and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He attended the Cross Town Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Spartage Williams; a daughter, Deborah Lynn Mumpower of Bristol VA; two brothers, Charles G. Williams and Albert M. Williams, both of Bristol TN; two grandchildren; and several nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Art Ballard will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 of Bristol TN. Among survivors are a son-in-law, David Mumpower; and two grandchildren, Lee Mumpower and Barbie Mumpower. Pallbearers will be Mark Conley, Phil Denton, Steve Butch Lovelace, Elmer Mumpower, Gus Sovensen and Larry Williams. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 31, 1999

WILLIAMS, HELEN DELP BLOUNTVILLE — Funeral services for Helen Louise Delp Williams will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Revs. John Price and Eddie Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Williams, 77, of 384 Johnson Hollow Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at her home. Pallbearers will be Kevin Price, George Large, Arvil Large, William Stratton, Will Fritz and Kevin Sweet. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Faith Baptist Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 15, 1999

WILLIAMS, HELEN LOUISE DELP BLOUNTVILLE — Helen Louise Delp Williams, 77, of 384 Johnson Hollow Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a retired cafeteria worker with Bristol Tennessee City Schools and a member of Temple Baptist Church. She attended Faith Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Herman W. Williams; a son, David Wayne Williams of Blountville; two daughters, Wanda Faye Price of Abingdon and Carolyn Louise Williams of Glouchester, VA; a sister, Jenny Dixon of Bristol TN; three brothers, Lester Delp, George Delp and Gene Delp, all of Bristol TN; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Revs. John Price and Eddie Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Price, George Large, Arvil Large, William Stratton, Will Fritz and Kevin Sweet. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Faith Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1999

WILLIS, FRENCH C. BLOUNTVILLE - Graveside services for French C. Willis will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Johnson Cemetery. Mr. Willis, 83, of 321 Johnson Hollow Road, died Wednesday, Oct 13, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Arvil Large, George Large, Henry Large, Don Harrison, Jim Smith and Butch Rhymer. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Tom Green, Dr. Doug Green, Dr. Waverly Green, Dr. Don Quinn, Dr. Joseph Kurre Jr., Dr. Stephanie Powell, second floor staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center and friends and neighbors. Memorial contributions may be sent to Blountville Christian Church, 1680 State Route 37, Blountville, TN or a favorite charity. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 1999

WILSON, EDNA S. MORGANTON, NC — Edna S. Wilson, of Wedgewood Drive, formerly of Bristol TN, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Hospice Shytle House. She was born in Ashe County, NC, a daughter of the late Avery Hampton Severt and Bernice McGlamery Severt. She was the widow of John W. Wilson and a retired employee of H.P. King Co. in Bristol. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bristol. Surviving are a son, Bill Wilson of Morganton; a daughter, Carolyn Bunker of High Point, NC; two grandsons, William Wrenn Wilson and Ian Thoreau Bunker; 11 brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in East Hills Cemetery in Bristol by Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton. The Rev. Gordon Turnbull will officiate. Among survivors are a daughter-in-law, Sherry Wilson of Morganton. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church in Morganton and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday in First Presbyterian Church in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Burke County, P. O. Box 1029, Valdese, NC 28690, First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, or to First Presbyterian Church, 100 Silver Creek Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 1999


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