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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER January 2000

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BARKER, CATHERINE McKINNEY A small family graveside service for Catherine McKinney Barker will be conducted Saturday following visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Cemetery Chapel. Miss Barker, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late Catherine McKinney Barker and Henry Nevils Barker. She attended Dana Hall prep school in Wellsley, Mass., and Tennessee High School. She studied language and dance at the University of Madrid and graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1950. After graduation from college, she lived and worked briefly in New York City. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, where she was a member of the church choir. She was a long-time member of Bristol County Club and most recently was active in the Bristol Historical Society. Surviving are her brother, Henry McKinney Barker Sr. of Knoxville; two nieces; a nephew; a great-niece; and a great-nephew. Among survivors are niece and goddaughter, Margaret Ackerson Barker of Freeville, NY and Mary "Molly" Nevils Richardson of Athens, Greece; nephew, Henry McKinney Barker Jr. of Knoxville; great-niece, Elizabeth Barker of Knoxville; great-nephews, Kane and Patrick Barker, both of Knoxville; and several cousins including, Ellen McKinney Zink of Colorado Springs, CO. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2000
BARKER, CATHERINE McKINNEY
A small family graveside service for Catherine McKinney Barker will be conducted Saturday after visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Cemetery Chapel. The Rev. Errol Rohr will officiate. Miss Barker, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge f arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

BOOHER, VESTA E. Funeral services for Vesta E. Booher will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Allen Baldwin will officiate. Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Booher, 91, formerly of 101 Sheri Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was born in Greeneville, TN, lived most of her life in the Bristol area and was a 1928 graduate of Virginia High School. She was a retired employee of H.P. King Co., a member of High Point Presbyterian Church and the widow of Virl C. Booher. Surviving are two sons, William A. "Bill" Booher of Bristol TN and Robert C. Booher of Gulf Port, MS.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Mrs. Booher was also preceded in death by a son, Paul E. Booher. Among survivors are daughters-in-law, Betty S. Booher, Elsa Booher and Beverly Booher; sister-in-law, Virginia Cartmell; and several cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 19, 2000
BOOHER, VESTA E. Graveside services for Vesta E. Booher will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Booher, 91, formerly of 101 Sheri Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2000

BOWERS, MARY T. Funeral services for Mary T. Bowers will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol, VA The Rev. Larry Stallard and Dr. Kyle E. Barr will officiate. Burial will be in Glade Spring Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Bowers, 87, of Bristol TN, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was born in Smyth County, VA, a daughter of the late Daniel A. and Virginia T. White Taylor, and moved to Bristol in 1968. She was the widow of John Henry Bowers and a member of Edgemont Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a sister, Virginia Ripkowski of Bristol TN; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bowers was also preceded in death by a young son, Jimmy Bowers. Among survivors are special friends, Peggy and Cecil Stine. Pallbearers will be nephews. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 8, 2000

BOWERS, MARY T. Funeral services for Mary T. Bowers will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Virginia. The Rev. Larry Stallard and Dr. Kyle E. Barr will officiate. Burial will be in Glade Spring Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Bowers, 87, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

BOZELL, ELIAZBETH THELMA QUILLEN DICKSON Funeral services for Elizabeth Thelma Quillen Dickson Bozell will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Chester Lamb and Jennings Dotson will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bozell, 63, of 1133 Georgia Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Reece and Katherine Fultz Quillen, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, James Robert Bozell; two daughters, Billie Whittaker and Kathy Limburg, both of Bristol TN; two sons, Charles S. Dickson and Thomas Reece Dickson, both of Bristol TN; two stepdaughters, Barbara Cushaw of Greeneville, TN., and Mary Akins of Church Hill, TN; a stepson, Cecil William Dickson Jr. of Greeneville; two sisters, Opal Lee Lynch of Lafayette, Ind., and Margaret Pierce of Monroe, MI; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mickey Rosenbalm, Mark Duty, Tim Allen, Mike Cook, Keith Stratton, Scott Smith and Tony Akins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

BULLOCK, CHARLES E. BLUFF CITY - Charles E. "Charlie" Bullock, 72, formerly of 549 Bunker Hill Road, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Tom and Bertha Shepherd Bullock. He was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and a retired carpenter. He was the widower of Jean Bullock. Surviving are four daughters, Lora Kistner of Bristol VA, Susie Perry and Carol Deloach, both of Bluff City, and Janie Glover of Thomasville, NC; a brother, James Clyde "Andy" Bullock of Bluff City; three sisters, Joyce Hardin of Elizabethton, Evelyn Fox and Peggy Scalf, both of Bluff City; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton. Ernie Depew and Danny Scalf, ministers, will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Jones Cemetery with military honors by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166.. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel at 1:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Mr. Bullock was also preceded in death by a son, Chuckie Bullock; a granddaughter, Chasity Deloach; and a brother, Bobby Joe Bullock. Among survivors are sons-in-law, Robert Kistner of Bristol Virginia, Conley Perry and Eddie Deloach, both of Bluff City, and Steve Glover of Thomasville. Pallbearers will be Denny Scalf, Kenny Hardin, Tommy Scalf, Kenneth White, Dallas Sams, Kim Perry and Lawrence Perry. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home or at the residence of daughters, Susie Perry, 328 Perry Road, Bluff City, or Lora Kistner, 306 Pearl St., Bristol, VA, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER DEC 31, 1999

BYINGTON, EDITH GENTRY Edith Gentry Byington, 79, of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Green Springs, VA., a daughter of the late James and Maude Drugan Gentry. She was a retired employee of Briscoe Motor Inn with 29 years of service. Surviving are three sons, Paul Byington of Colonial Heights, VA., and Charles Lynn Byington and Larry Byington, both of Bristol Virginia; two brothers, Irby Gentry of Hopewell, VA., and Leonard Gentry of Bristol TN; two grandchildren; three nephews; and two nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Virginia. The Revs. Charles Jones and Bill Pealer will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Byington was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Gentry; and three brothers, Clinton Gentry, Fenly Gentry and Lewis Gentry. Among survivors are grandchildren, Gannon Byington and Keegan Byington; daughters-in-law, Pam Byington and Sondra Byington; nephews, Franklin Gentry, Ray Gentry and Jerry Gentry; nieces, Yvonne Scott and Deborah Saharides; and sisters-in-law, Maude Gentry and Cleo Gentry. The family extends sincere appreciation to Wellmont Hospice for their kindness and care, especially Jim Lundy, Margaret Cross, Vicki Danna, Cheryl Young and Dr. Sue Prill. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

BYINGTON, EDITH GENRTY Funeral services for Edith Gentry Byington will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol Virginia. The Revs. Charles Jones and Bill Pealer will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Byington, 79, of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

CAGLE, FRANKLIN JAMES Sr. MADISON HEIGHTS, MI -- Franklin James Cagle Sr., 87, formerly of Bristol TN, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, in Cambridge East Nursing Home in Madison Heights. He was born and grew up in Bristol TN, where delivered groceries for Woodlawn Avenue Grocery Store, was a newspaper carrier and, as an adult, was employed as a mechanic and driver for Hecht's Bakery and Kerns Bakery. He moved to Michigan in 1940, helped to establish the incorporation of the city of Madison Heights and was honored as the longest serving city official in that city as an elected constable. He was also an Oakland County Deputy Sheriff and later a court officer for the 43rd District Court in Madison Heights. He was the first person appointed to Madison Heights Historical Commission where he remained as member emeritus. He was a charter member of the Businessman's Association, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and a member of FOP Lodge 130. He was the widower of Gladys Kistner Cagle. Surviving are five sons, Charles Cagle of Moore, SC, Richard Cagle of Spartanburg, SC, Howard Cagle of Ferndale, MI, Joseph Cagle of Southfield, MI, and Donald Cagle of Oxford, MI; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Jean) Schomer, Mrs. George (DiAnne) Cagle-Leitermann and Mrs. Daniel (Linda) Bryant, all of Madison Heights; a sister, Hazel Cagle of Bristol; 32 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday in Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home in Madison Heights. The Rev. Tim Kade of Faith Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, MI. Mr. Cagle was also preceded in death by two sons, Frank J. Cagle Jr. and Harold Cagle; and two brothers, Cecil Cagle and John Cagle. Among survivors are daughters-in-law, Dorothy Cagle of Spartanburg, Patricia Cagle of Ferndale, Michelle Cagle of Southfield and Patricia Cagle of Oxford. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Parkinson's Foundation of Michigan. Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2000

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM RAY "BILL" William Ray "Bill" Campbell, 61, of Bristol TN, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a son of the late Omer Ernest and Alta Helton Campbell. He was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and East Tennessee State University. He was manager of the Bristol Virginia Transit System and owner of Tate's News and Campbell Tours. He was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Greer Campbell; a daughter, Angie Michelle Campbell of Bristol; a son, Will Campbell of Bristol; a sister, Betty Stevens of Wilmington, Del; a brother, Dr. O.J. Campbell of Wytheville; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 6 p.m. in Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. Marty Green and Bill Reed will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors is a granddaughter, Lauren Nichole Thurston. Pallbearers will be Jack Greer, Jack Doyle, Kenny Moore, Deward Hatcher, Doran Osborne, Randy Almany, Harold Roller and Jack Trent. The family will receive friends after the service Sunday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2000

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM RAY "BILL" Graveside services for William Ray "Bill" Campbell will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Campbell, 61, of Bristol TN, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. Pallbearers will be Jack Greer, Jack Doyle, Kenny Moore, Deward Hatcher, Doran Osborne, Randy Almany, Harold Roller and Jack Trent. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2000

CARLSON, VIRGINIA THOMAS Funeral services for Virginia Thomas Carlson will be conducted Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Akard Funeral Home. Dr. W. Rand Forder will officiate. Mrs. Carlson, of Bristol Virginia, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to For One Another, Cancer Family Network, P. O. Box 6446, Bozeman, MT 59771-6446 or First Baptist Church of Bristol, 1 Virginia St., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

CEASE, JOAN GALLIHER LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Joan Galliher Cease, 63, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She was born and grew up in Bristol (Sullivan County), TN, and lived in the Louisville area since 1960. Surviving are her husband, Ronald Cease; two daughters, Teresa Buky of Mount Washington, KY, and Dana Fallot of Louisville; a son, Wayne Grubbs of Louisville; three sisters, Louise Phillippe, Ruby Monger and Dorothy Penley, all of Bristol TN; a brother, Billy Galliher of Bristol; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday in Louisville. Pearson-Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

CLARK, FLOSSIE A. SHORT Flossie A. Short Clark, 89, of 2211 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, TN., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Denton Valley Community, a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. and of the Holiness faith. She was the widow of Frank Short and Andrew Clark. Surviving are a niece, Goldie Bevins; and four nephews, Arvie Woods, Doug Rush, Dan Rush and Sammy Wyatt. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Jess Neal and Gene Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in Wyatt Cemetery. Among survivors are foster son, Boyd Rutherford; four foster grandchildren; five foster great-grandchildren; and three foster great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Oscar Stewart, Kenneth Woods, Mike Rutherford, Danny Rutherford, Richard Rutherford, Don Vance, Dan Rush and J.W. Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Stewart, Gary Stewart, Gary Woods, Dean Leonard, Douglas Rush and Sammy Wyatt. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 7, 2000

CLARK, FLOSSIE A. SHORT Funeral services for Flossie A. Short Clark will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Jess Neal and Gene Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in Wyatt Cemetery. Mrs. Clark, 89, of 2211 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Pallbearers will be Oscar Stewart, Kenneth Woods, Mike Rutherford, Danny Rutherford, Richard Rutherford, Don Vance, Dan Rush and J.W. Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Stewart, Gary Stewart, Gary Woods, Dean Leonard, Douglas Rush and Sammy Wyatt. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 7, 2000

CLEMMONS, SEAN E. Sean E. Clemmons, 27, of Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999. He was born in Seoul, Korea, a son of Chae Vinson of Johnson City and Ed Clemmons of Kingsport. He had lived in the Bristol area all of his life. He was an employee of Superior Industries in Johnson City. Surviving, besides his parents, are his wife, Jessa Widner Clemmons; a daughter, Alyssa Clemmons of the home; his stepfather, Fred Vinson of Johnson City; his stepmother, Pat Clemmons of Kingsport; a half-sister, Gayleen Verna Kelley; a half-brother, Laricky Bryce; two stepbrothers, Dewey L. Lilly and Van Kerry; a stepsister, Lydia Grant; maternal grandmother, Ahn Choe Cha of Seoul. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Owens will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Morrell Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Smith, Devon Pierce, Roger Morton, Bill Smith, Danny Willis, Shannon Kirk, brother-in-law, Jimbo Jones and employees of Superior Industries. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sunday before the chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 2, 2000

CLEMMONS, SEAN E. Graveside services for Sean E. Clemmons will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Morrell Cemetery. Mr. Clemmons, 27, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Smith, Devon Pierce, Roger Morton, Bill Smith, Danny Willis, Shannon Kirk, brother-in-law Jimbo Jones and employees of Superior Industries. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 3, 2000

COALSON, EARL E. Funeral services for Earl C. Coalson will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery. The Rev. John A. Thrasher will officiate. Mr. Coalson, 88, of Grand Court, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Dec. 29. 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, a son of the late Jerry Daniel and Margaret McCroskey Coalson. He was a former city manager of Bristol Virginia and a former town manager of Abingdon. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Bristol. Surviving are his wife, Winnie Foster Coalson; two daughters, Judith Cooper of Alexandria, and Louise Tilley of Richmond; a sister, Gladys Carrier of Edgewater, MD; a granddaughter; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors are granddaughter Diane Cooper; grandsons Sean Cooper and James Earl Tilley; and great-granddaughter Arden Cooper. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER DEC 31, 1999

COALSON, EARL C. Funeral services for Earl C. Coalson will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery. The Rev. John A. Thrasher will officiate. Mr. Coalson, 88, of Grand Court, Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 29. 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 2, 2000

COLE, LORA E. PETERS JONES Lora E. Jones Cole, 85, a former resident of 599 Bullock Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She had been a resident of Cambridge House for the past several months. She was a daughter of the late William and Vadia Blevins Peters, a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a member of Central Holston Christian Church, where she was a nursery worker for 30 years. She attended Faith Lutheran Senior Citizens and was the widow of L.T. Jones and Raynor Cole. Surviving are a son, W.L. Jones of Bristol TN; four sisters, Annie Haga, Josephine Carrier and Louise Phillips, all of Bristol Tennessee, and Rose McCroskey of Abingdon; a brother, Earl Peters of Bristol TN; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Central Holston Christian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Ministers Eugene Brockley and Paul Favor will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hugh Peters Jr., J.W. Carrier, David Peters, Glen Phillips, Bill Bullock, Malcolm Green, Bill Jones and Johnny Loudermilk. Honorary pallbearers will be Worley Buckles, Jim Carrier, David Witcher, Bennie Booher, Franklin Myers, James Loudermilk, David Baker, Jim Howell, Earl Rogers and Sam Morton. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Juanita Jones; granddaughters Donna Ollis and Aimee Baker; and great-grandchildren Ashley Jones, Trevor Baker and J. D. Ollis. Pallbearers will be Hugh Peters Jr., J.W. Carrier, David Peters, Glen Phillips, Bill Bullock, Malcolm Green, Bill Jones and Johnny Loudermilk. Honorary pallbearers will be Worley Buckles, Jim Carrier, David Witcher, Bennie Booher, Franklin Myers, James Loudermilk, David Baker, Jim Howell, Earl Rogers and Sam Morton. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Holston Christian Church, 216 Sand Bar Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2000

COLE, LORA E. Funeral services for Lora E. Jones Cole will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Central Holston Christian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Ministers Eugene Brockley and Paul Favor will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery. Mrs. Cole, 85, formerly of 599 Bullock Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Hugh Peters Jr., J.W. Carrier, David Peters, Glen Phillips, Bill Bullock, Malcolm Green, Bill Jones and Johnny Loudermilk. Honorary pallbearers will be Worley Buckles, Jim Carrier, David Witcher, Bennie Booher, Franklin Myers, James Loudermilk, David Baker, Jim Howell, Earl Rogers and Sam Morton. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Holston Christian Church, 261 Sand Bar Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2000

COLLINS, CONLEY BLOUNTVILLE -- Conley Collins, 78, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Blountville, a son of the late Fuller and Texanna Malone Collins. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Sullivan County Highway Department. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Rupe Collins; a daughter, Brenda Keith of Bristol TN; a son, Steve Collins of the home; a sister, Novella Godsey Miller of Blountville; two brothers, W.T. Collins of Blountville and J.C. Collins of Marion, NC; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in New Hope Cemetery by Blountville Funeral Home. The Rev. Woodrow Morrell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Blountville Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Jan 21, 2000

COLLINS, CONLEY BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Conley Collins will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in New Hope Cemetery by Blountville Funeral Home. The Rev. Woodrow Morrell will officiate. Mr. Collins, 78, of Blountville, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

CROCKETT, IRENE ELIZABETH COUNTS Irene Elizabeth Counts Crockett, 84, of Bristol VA, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Appalachia, VA, a daughter of the late Talmadge and Myrtle Amburgey Counts. She was raised in Bristol, where she graduated from Virginia High School. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities including deacon, WMU president, a member of the Board of Administration, Pastor's Search Committee and Meals-On-Wheels. She was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Sanctuary Choir. She helped to start the Goodwill Center on Norfolk Avenue which later became a mission center and then a full church. She was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, a member of the Bristol Music Club and the widow of Claude H. Crockett Sr. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Claude H. "Stooky" Crockett Jr. and Richard David Crockett Sr., both of Bristol; a brother, H. DeWitt Counts of Bristol; six grandchildren, Lori C. Byington, Lisa Crockett, Chuck Crockett, David Crockett Jr., Paige Crockett and Chris Crockett; a great-granddaughter, Chelsi Crockett; two step-grandchildren, Matt McCall and Tara McCall; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. in First Baptist Church by Blevins Funeral Home. Dr. W. Rand Forder will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are daughters-in-law, LuAnn Crockett and Joyce Crockett; and grandchildren-in-law, Denise Crockett and Mark Byington. Mrs. Crockett composed music and poetry for First Baptist Church and for more than 50 years recited the Christmas story for various church groups. Her life was filled with service to her church and devotion to her family. Pallbearers will be Chuck Crockett, David Crockett Jr., Chris Crockett, Mark Byington and Matt McCall. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Marcus Williams, Dr. Mark Borsch, Dr. Robert McKay and former and present deacons of First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday before the service in the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1 Virginia Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

CROCKETT, IRENE ELIZABETH COUNTS Funeral services for Irene Elizabeth Counts Crockett will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. in First Baptist Church by Blevins Funeral Home. Dr. W. Rand Forder will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Crockett, 84, of Bristol Virginia, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Among survivors are daughters-in-law LuAnn Crockett and Joyce Crockett. Pallbearers will be Chuck Crockett, David Crockett Jr., Chris Crockett, Mark Byington and Matt McCall. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Marcus Williams, Dr. Mark Borsch, Dr. Robert McKay and former and present deacons of First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday before the service in the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1 Virginia Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2000

CRUMLEY, FRED W. ABINGDON -- Fred W. Crumley, 69, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Green Springs Rest Home. He was born in Bristol, a son of Fred W. and Margaret Harkleroad Crumley. He had lived in New York for many years. Upon returning to this area, he served as minister of music at St. John Lutheran Church in Abingdon and organist at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bristol. He was organist emeritus at St. John Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State and Union Theological Seminary and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. There are no surviving family members. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in St. John Lutheran Church in Abingdon. The Rev. Frank G. Honeycutt will officiate. Mr. Crumley was also preceded in death by a sister, Joy Crumley. Among survivors are many friends within the community. He leaves behind his constant companion, his dog, Sarah. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. John Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 657, Abingdon, VA 24212. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 3, 2000

CUDDY, DORA VERNON Dora Vernon Cuddy, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late C. J. and Vannie Scott Vernon. She was the widow of Carl C. Cuddy and a long-time employee of the Salvation Army. Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Hagy of Bristol TN and Frances Simmons of Austin, TX; a son, W.C. Cuddy of Blountville; a sister, Mildred Ward of Bristol TN; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. John Thrasher and Dennis Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Cuddy was also preceded in death by a daughter, Canille Cuddy; and five sons, J.L. Vernon, William Cuddy, Carl "Buck" Cuddy II, David Cuddy and John "Mouse" Cuddy. Pallbearers will be John Vernon, Bill Curtis, Eric Cuddy, Wayne Potts, Greg Johnson, Randy Moore, Mike Sneed and John Walden. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2000

CUDDY, DORA BELLE VERNON Funeral services for Dora Belle Vernon Cuddy will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. John Thrasher and Dennis Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Cuddy, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late C. J. and Vannie Scott Vernon. She was the widow of Carl C. Cuddy and a long-time employee of the Salvation Army. Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Hagy of Bristol TN and Frances Simmons of Austin, TX; a son, W.C. Cuddy of Bluff City; a sister, Mildred Ward of Bristol TN; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cuddy was also preceded in death by a daughter, Canille Cuddy; and five sons, J.L. Vernon, William Curtis, Carl "Buck" Cuddy II, David Cuddy and John "Mouse" Cuddy. Pallbearers will be John Vernon, Bill Curtis, Eric Cuddy, Wayne Potts, Greg Johnson, Randy Moore, Mike Sneed and John Walden. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Jan 21, 2000

CUNNINGHAM, JIMMIE R. Graveside services for Jimmie R. Cunningham will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Dr. Willie Malone and pastor Charles Pearce will officiate. Mr. Cunningham, 55, of Bristol TN died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a son of Bradford Cunningham of Charleston, WV, and the late Madeline Smith Cumningham. He was a member of Bethel Church in Elizabethton. Surviving, besides his father, are his wife, Linda Thacker Cunningham; three sons, Jimmie R. Cunningham of Stonewood, WV, Christopher Cunningham of Lenoir City, NC, and Randy Majerus of Knoxville; two daughters, Cynthia Cunningham of Dundalk, MD, and Beth Crusenberry of Lenoir City; three sisters, Pam Dukate of Scott Depot, WV, and Kay West and Jeanie Carte, both of Charleston; three brothers, Eddie Cunningham of Narvon, PA, Phillip Cunningham of Orlando, FL, and David Cunningham of Charleston; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cunningham was also preceded in death by a sister, Paula Sue Davis. Among survivors are several aunts and uncles. Hagy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

DIRLAM, ARTHUR CLINTON Arthur Clinton Dirlam Sr., 88, of 122 Churchill Circle, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan 24, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had lived in the Bristol area for 10 years and retired as director of engineering with Ball Corp. in Muncie, Ind. He served as a board member for Family Life Ministries and participated in the Appalachian Trail Club. He was a member of Central Christian Church and the widower of Edith K. Dirlam. Surviving are two sons, Arthur Clinton Dirlam Jr. of Southborough, Mass., and Dr. David Dirlam of Carlsbad, Calif.; two daughters, Sharon Dirlam of Santa Barbara, CA. and Elise Dirlam-Ching of Richmond, CA; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Central Christian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Dr. Dan McCall and the Revs. Sid Tiller and Ross Dampier will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Among survivors are grandson and wife David and Aida Dirlam and daughter Nicole of Bristol Tennessee. Pallbearers will be David Dirlam, Garreth Dirlam, Curtis Nicholson, Armando Guzman, John Eric Dirlam and Kaleo Ching. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Family Life Ministries, P.O. Box 513, Bristol, TN 37621, or Central Christian Church, 424 Melrose St., Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD CORUIER JAN. 25, 2000

DIRLAM, ARTHUR CLINTON Funeral services for Arthur Clinton Dirlam Sr. will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Central Christian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Dr. Dan McCall and the Revs. Sid Tiller and Ross Dampier will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Mr. Dirlam, 88, of 122 Churchill Circle, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be David Dirlam, Garreth Dirlam, Curtis Nicholson, Armando Guzman, John Eric Dirlam and Kaleo Ching. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Family Life Ministries, P. O. Box 513, Bristol, TN 37621, or Central Christian Church, 424 Melrose St., Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2000

EDWARDS, CHARLES D. "TOOTIE" Charles D. "Tootie" Edwards, 77, of 412 Mount Airy Drive, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol Tennessee and a retired employee of Raytheon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Dell Edwards; two daughters, Debra Edwards of Bristol TN and Kathy Hager of Bluff City; a son, Richard Edwards of Blountville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Don McGregory will officiate. Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Friends will meet at the cemetery. Among survivors are son-in-law Lynn Hager of Bluff City and daughter-in-law Melissa Edwards of Blountville. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, friends, doctors at Midway Medical and his church family. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday before the chapel services in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2000

EDWARDS, CHARLES D. "TOOTIE" Graveside services for Charles D. "Tootie" Edwards will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. in The National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Mr. Edwards, 77, of 412 Mount Area Drive, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol Tennessee and a retired employee of Raytheon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Deel Edwards; two daughters, Debra Edwards of Bristol Tennessee and Kathy Hager of Bluff City; a son, Richard Edwards of Blountville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors are son-in-law Lynn Hager of Bluff City and daughter-in-law Melissa Edwards of Blountville. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, friends, doctors at Midway Medical and his church family. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 19, 2000

ELDRIDGE, CHARLES ANTHONY EUGENE Charles Anthony Eugene Eldridge, five-day-old infant son of Bryan and Rhonda Walsh Eldridge, of 2160 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Indian Path Hospital. Surviving, besides his parents, are maternal grandparents Ronald Walsh and Kattie Walsh; maternal great-grandmother Catharine Walsh and Janice Huggard; paternal grandmother Juanita Otey; and paternal great-grandmother Margaret Berry. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Carmody will officiate. Burial will be in Baby Land. Among survivors are several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the mausoleum. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

ELDRIDGE, CHARLES ANTHONY Funeral services for Charles Anthony Eugene Eldridge will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Carmody will officiate. Entombment will be in Baby Land. The infant son of Bryan and Rhonda Walsh Eldridge of 2160 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Indian Path Hospital. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the mausoleum. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2000

FLEENOR, PEARL DAVIS ABINGDON -- Graveside services for Pearl Davis Fleenor will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in Sharretts Cemetery. Ms. Fleenor, 71, of 18180 Rich Valley Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

FOLKNER, JAMES R. BLOUNTVILLE -- James R. "Jim" Folkner, 54, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a son of the late Earl V. and Nevada Moore Folkner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a former employee of Sperry and Raytheon Corp. and most recently employed by TPI Corp. of Johnson City. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Blountville, where he served as a trustee, treasurer and Sunday School superintendent. Surviving are his wife, Linda Almaroad Folkner; two daughters, Michelle Folkner Quillen of Church Hill and Mandy Folkner Ball of Kingsport; a son, James M. Folkner of Blountville; a sister, Linda Jones of Blountville; three brothers, Fred Folkner, John Folkner and Larry Folkner, all of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Bethel United Methodist Church in Blountville by Akard Funeral Home. The Revs. Alan L. Gorrell and Miles D. Baines will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 10 a.m. in Bethel Community Cemetery with military rites by VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends, to include Raymond Scism, Alan Long, James Neeley, Mike Houser, Bob Conner, Russ Brogden, Glenn Almaroad, Steve Almaroad, Roy Almaroad, David Jones and Rick Ball. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday before the service in the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to Bethel United Methodist Church, Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

FOLKNER, JAMES R. "JIM" BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for James R. "Jim" Folkner will be conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. in Bethel Community Cemetery with military rites by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Folkner, 54, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends, to include Raymond Scism, Alan Long, James Neeley, Mike Houser, Bob Conner, Russ Brogden, Glenn Almaroad, Steve Almaroad, Roy Almaroad, David Jones and Rick Ball. Memorial contributions may be sent to Bethel United Methodist Church, Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30 2000

FRITTS, ETHEL "CINDY" TAYLOR HARLESS Ethel "Cindy" Taylor Harless Fritts, 62, of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Scott County, VA, a daughter of the late Patrick and Ida Hill. She had lived in Bristol Tennessee for the past 28 years. Surviving are four daughters, Charlotte Blevins of Bluff City, Cynthia Winters and Lisa Mumpower, both of Bristol Virginia and Sonya Taylor of the home; four sons, James Taylor, Jackie Taylor and Jeffrey Taylor, all of Bristol Tennessee, and Shawn Harless of Piney Flats; two sisters, Geneva Jennings and Brilla Calton, both Clinchport, VA; three brothers, Thurman Hill, Cecil Hill and Frank Hill, all of Clinchport; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mike Able and Roger Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Crumley Cemetery. Mrs. Fritts was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Hill. Pallbearers will be Gerald Dollar, Ricky Depew, Ralph Fleenor, Jabbo Fleenor, Wayne Mumpower and Doug Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Connally, Donny Hatcher, Don Wheeler, Randy Wheeler and Dr. David Gwaltney. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 3, 2000

FRITTS, ETHEL "CINDY" TAYLOR HARLESS Funeral services for Ethel "Cindy" Taylor Harless Fritts will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mike Able and Roger Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Crumley Cemetery. Mrs. Fritts, 62, of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Gerald Dollar, Ricky Depew, Ralph Fleenor, Jabbo Fleenor, Wayne Mumpower and Doug Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Connally, Donny Hatcher, Don Wheeler, Randy Wheeler and Dr. David Gwaltney. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2000

GALLOWAY, LOWELL WILSON Lowell Wilson Galloway, 88, of Bristol Tennessee died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late George W. and Lena Larkins Galloway. He had lived in the Bell Ridge and Lynn Garden sections of Kingsport before moving to Bristol 50 years ago. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1971 after 37 years of service and was a member of Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church and the Alpha Omega Senior Citizens Group. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Frances Whitaker Galloway; a sister, Dorothy Lewis of Woostock, GA; a daughter, Mrs. David (Marlene) Corby of Bristol VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Edward Crook will officiate. Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Galloway was also preceded in death by two brothers, J. Ernest Galloway and Joseph N. Galloway. Among survivors is son-in-law David Corby of Bristol Virginia. Honorary pallbearers will be neighbors, Alpha Omega Senior Citizens, his doctors and caregivers at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol Nursing Home staff, NHC Healthcare of Bristol staff and former co-workers at Tennessee Eastman Co. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. before the service Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2000

GALLOWAY, LOWELL WILSON Graveside services for Lowell Wilson Galloway will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Galloway, 88, of Bristol TN, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be neighbors, Alpha Omega Senior Citizens, his doctors and caregivers at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol Nursing Home staff, NHC Healthcare of Bristol staff and former co-workers at Tennessee Eastman Co. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sue Gilliland, 59, of Bristol TN died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church. Surviving are four daughters, Cathy Jackson of Bristol VA, Lynn Martin of Bloomington, IN, Ruth Lydel of Wisconsin, and Jimmie Taylor of Los Angeles; a sister, Ethel Norris of Gibsonville, NC; a brother, John Walling of Bristol VA; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Salvation Army Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Maj. Larry Hambrick will officiate. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15 2000

GILLILAND, SUE Memorial services for Sue Gilliland will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Salvation Army Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Maj. Larry Hambrick will officiate. Mrs. Gilliland, 59, of Bristol TN, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2000

GRAGG, MARY CORNELIA HOPKINS BLUFF CITY -- Mary Cornelia Gragg, 78, of 294 Buffalo Road, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late Ross and Virgie Hopkins. She was a housewife and a member of Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Jewell Roark of Bristol Virginia and Pat Wilson and Janice Pickle, both of Bluff City; two sons, Hobert Gragg and Pete Gragg, both of Bluff City; a sister, Madge Jones of Bristol TN; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol, TN. The Revs. Howard Campbell and Martin Freeland will officiate. Ms. Gragg was also preceded in death by a son, Ross A. Gragg. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home or friends may call any time at the homes of the children. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22 2000

GRAGG, MARY CORNELIA BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for Mary Cornelia Gragg will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol. The Revs. Howard Campbell and Martin Freeland will officiate. Ms. Gragg, 78, of 294 Buffalo Road, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD CORUIER JAN. 25, 2000

GRAY, SUDIE FRANCES Sudie Frances Gray, 93, of 1000 Barker St. Extension, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and retired from Big Jack Manufacturing Co. She was of the Baptist faith and the widow of Dennis E. Gray. Surviving are two sons, Paul Gray of Watauga, TN., and Fred J. Gray of Bristol TN daughters, Mrs. Paul (Margie) Francis, Mrs. Billy (Helen) Staubus and Ruth Ann Morton, all of Bristol TN; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Johnny Dillard will officiate. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. before the service Sunday in the funeral home or any time at the home of daughter Margie Francis, 1003 Barker St. Extension, Bristol, TN. The family wishes to express appreciation to the nursing staff of Two East, Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 1, 2000

GRAY, SUDIE FRANCES Funeral services for Sudie Frances Gray will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Johnny Dillard will officiate. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gray, 93, of 1000 Barker St. Extension, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. before the service Sunday in the funeral home or any time at the home of daughter Margie Francis, 1003 Barker St. Extension, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 2, 2000

GRAYBEAL, MARGARET VIRGINIA HICKMAN MOUNT AIRY, NC -- Margaret Virginia Hickman Graybeal, 60, of 559 Crosswinds Court, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late George Nathan and Myrtle Slagle Hickman. She was the widow of Charles Hugh Graybeal Sr., a retired biscuit maker from Hardees on Willow Street and of the Primitive Baptist faith. Surviving are five sons, David Robert Frederick Graybeal and Thomas Edward Graybeal, both of the home, Charles Hugh Graybeal Jr. of Mount Airy, and Johnny Allen Graybeal Sr. and James Emory Geaybeal, both of Bristol TN; six sisters, Shelby Ketron and Georgia Weatherly, both of Bristol VA, Hazel Dishner and Lillian Leonard, both of Bristol TN, Ruth Seats of Bluff City and Colene Feathers of Johnson City; three brothers, Hal Hickman, Earl Hickman and Hobert Hickman, all of Bristol TN; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Clair Bottom Primitive Baptist Church in Chilhowie, VA. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Graybeal was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen Jane Graybeal; a grandson, Johnny Allen Graybeal Jr.; and a granddaughter, Christy Cromer. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30 2000

GRAYBEAL, MARGARET VIRGINIA HICKMAN MOUNT AIRY, NC -- Funeral services for Margaret Virginia Hickman Graybeal will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Clair Bottom Primitive Baptist Church in Chilhowie, VA. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Graybeal, 60, of 559 Crosswinds Court, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home or any time at the home of a son, Johnny Graybeal, 1240 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 31, 2000

GRIZZEL, WORLEY H. GATE CITY -- Funeral services for Worley H. Grizzel will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Prospect United Methodist Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Large will officiate. The body will be taken to the church at 2 p.m. Saturday. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Holston View Cemetery. The Rev. Wrightly Salling will officiate. Mr. Gizzel, 79, of the Yuma community, Route 3, Box 58, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Indian Path Hospital. He was born in Russell County, VA. He was a retired line foreman with Appalachian Power Co. in Gate City and attended Prospect United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of Yuma Ruritan Club and served twice as Southwest Virginia district governor of Ruritan National, where he initiated membership of 20 new Ruritan Clubs in Southwest Virginia. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He served on the Board of Directors of Scott County Farm Bureau and was a former supervisor with the Scott County Board of Supervisors, representing District One. Surviving are his wife, Sallie Edwards Grizzel; a son, Hugh Grizzel of Kingsport; a sister, Lillie Ball of Bristol TN; a brother, Tivis Grizzel of Cleveland, TN.; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Barbara Grizzel of Kingsport; granddaughters Mrs. Jason (Deana) Moore and Kara Grizzel, both of Kingsport; and great-grandson Christian Moore of Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Edsel Bellamy, Johnny Thacker, Ivan Taylor, Hagan Hartgrove, Burl Jones, N. W. Wininger and Doyle Alley. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Prospect United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be sent to Prospect United Methodist Church, c/o Ivan Taylor, Route 3, Box 161, Gate City, VA 24251. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 1, 2000

GRIZZEL, WORLEY H. GATE CITY -- Graveside services for Worley H. Grizzel will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Holston View Cemetery. The Rev. Wrightly Salling will officiate. Mr. Gizzel, 79, of the Yuma community, Route 3, Box 58, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Indian Path Hospital. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 2, 2000

HALE, EDITH DARTER Edith Darter Hale, 89, of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late Lloyd and Eva Faust Darter. She was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, a retired school teacher of the Bristol Virginia School System and a member of State Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, S. Douglas Hale; three daughters, Elizabeth "Betsy" Hale of Marion, Dr. Sarah H. Henry of Hyattsville, MD, and Christine Hale of Tampa, FL; a sister, Mrs. John (Kathleen) Baker of Orlando, FL; a brother, Lloyd Darter of Chapel Hill, NC; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Fred Dearing will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. before the service Friday in Blevins Funeral Home BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2000

HALE, EDITH DARTER Funeral services for Edith Darter Hale will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Fred Dearing will officiate. Burial will be private. Mrs. Hale, 89, of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. before the service Friday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2000

HAMMONS, W. E. "ED" SHADY VALLEY, TN -- W.E. "Ed" Hammons, 75, of 2194 Winchester Road, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was born in Shouns, Johnson County, TN, a son of the late William Ellis and Ida Payne Hammons, and lived in Piney Flats and Bluff City areas before moving to Shady Valley, where he lived for several years. He was a retired Sullivan County emergency medical service technician, a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Gertrude "Trudy" Greene Hammons; a daughter, Mrs. George (Marjorie) Wood of Simpsonville, SC; a son, Jim Hammons of Bristol TN; two sisters, Erleen Taylor and Thelma Grindstaff, both of Mountain City; a brother, Ernest Hammons of Mountain City; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Shady Valley Baptist Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Ministers Eddie Porter and Luke Martin will officiate. Burial will be Monday in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Among survivors are grandchildren, Valerie Sinn, Amy Hammons, Robin Hammons and Carl Wood; and great-grandson, Christopher Hammons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shady Valley Rescue Squad, Shady Valley, TN 37688. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 28, 2000

SHADY VALLEY, TN. -- Funeral services for W.E. "Ed" Hammons will be con ducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Shady Valley Baptist Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Ministers Eddie Porter and Luke Martin will officiate. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home. Mr. Hammons, 75, of 2194 Winchester Road, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie H. "Miss Bonnie" Gentry. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shady Valley Rescue Squad, Shady Valley, TN 37688. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

HANGES, ELLEN CAUDILL Ellen Caudill Hanges, 88, of Moore Street, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was born in Knott County, KY, a daughter of the late Preston and Margaret Stone Caudill, and lived several years in Bristol. She was the widow of William Spiro Caudill, was a retired factory worker and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Hale will officiate. Private burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Monday at the cemetery. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

HANGES, ELLEN CAUDILL Funeral services for Ellen Caudill Hanges will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Hale will officiate. Private burial will follow. Mrs. Hanges, 88, of Moore Street, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Jan., 8, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Monday at the cemetery. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

HARRIS, WILLIAM Sr. Funeral services for William Harris Sr. will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mount Carmel Gospel Church by Robinson Mortuary. Pastors Ann Johnson, Jacqueline Oxendine, the Rev. Dr. W. A. Johnson and the Rev. James H. McDaniel Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mr. Harris, 77, of 308 McDowell St., Bristol, VA, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Starksville, Miss., a son of the late Ike Harris and Ozella Wine. Before moving to Bristol, he was employed 38 years with U.S. Metal Refinery of Cateret, NJ He was a member of Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in New York. Surviving are his wife, Lulabell Harris; three sons, William Harris Jr. and Felix K. Harris, both of Bristol TN and Darren Harris of Orrum, NC; a daughter, Unittie Peyton of Bristol TN; two sisters, Essie L. Barnes of Belleville, IL, and Mary Williams of Spring Valley, NY; six grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Among survivors are son-in-law, Larry Peyton of Bristol Tennessee; and daughters-in-law, Renee Harris of Bronx, NY and Denita Harris of Orrum. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Mount Carmel Gospel Church and other times at the residence. Robinson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2000

HART, MARTHA JANE Martha Jane Hart, 98, of Bristol Tennessee died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late David Jenkins and Martha Carmack Hart. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Paperville Cemetery. Dr. William S. Goforth will officiate. Surviving are four cousins. Friends may call at Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

HART, MARTHA JANE Funeral services for Martha Jane Hart will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Paperville Cemetery. Dr. William S. Goforth will officiate. Miss Hart, 98, of Bristol Tennessee died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late David Jenkins and Martha Carmack Hart. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are four cousins. Friends may call at Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

HATCHER, GARY LYNN Gary Lynn Hatcher, 53, of 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late Glen and Bernice Hatcher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a former employee of Sprint and was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Noah G. Stout will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors are several aunts, uncles and cousins. 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 JAN 22 2000

HATCHER, GARY LYNN, Graveside services for Gary Lynn Hatcher will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Hatcher, 53, of 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at his home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD CORUIER JAN. 25, 2000

HEALY, PAUL J. Funeral services for Paul J. Healy will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Laura Rasor will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Healy, of 904 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Peoria, IL, and had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He retired from the Bristol TN Police Department with 18 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol, the American Legion and the Elks Lodge. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Lucille Jones Healy; a son, Patrick J. "Pat" Healy of Bristol VA; and two grandchildren, Joe Healy and Jamie Healy. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Sheila Tabor Healy of Bristol VA and special friend Austin Corbin. Pallbearers will be Larry Bolling, Tony Bolling, Kim Bolling, Withrow Jones Jr., Austin Corbin and Col. Jack E. Shepard. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Green, Dr. Bennett Cowan, Dr. Anthony Broglio, Dr. Stephanie J. Powell, staff of Four West of Bristol Regional Medical Center and Bristol Nursing Home First, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home or other times at the residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2000

HEALY, PAUL J. Graveside services for Paul J. Healy will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Healy, of 904 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Larry Bolling, Tony Bolling, Kim Bolling, Withrow Jones Jr., Austin Corbin and Col. Jack E. Shepard. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Green, Dr. Bennett Cowan, Dr. Anthony Broglio, Dr. Stephanie J. Powell, staff of Four West of Bristol Regional Medical Center and Bristol Nursing Home First, Virginia. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2000

HELTON, ELLA JOAN BLUFF CITY -- Ella Joan Helton, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in North Carolina and had lived in the Bristol area for almost 43 years. She was a homemaker, a member of Central Baptist Church and the widow of Miles Otis Helton. Surviving are a son, Otis Dan Helton of Bluff City; four daughters, Norma Jane Lester, Martha Garland and Gaynell Blaylock, all of Bristol TN, and Joyce Ann Harris of Saltville, VA; two sisters, Annie Jones and Mary Garrett, both of Chilhowie; a brother, Robert Stanley of Glade Spring; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Lester, Johnny Woodby, Charles Harris, Richard Blaylock, Dan Alan Helton and Donald Collins. The family would like to say special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Hospice House for the care and consideration that was shown to the family in their time of need. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2000

HELTON, ELLA JOAN BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Ella Joan Helton will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Helton, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Wayne Lester, Johnny Woodby, Charles Harris, Richard Blaylock, Dan Alan Helton and Donald Collins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 19, 2000

HENNESSEE, PHILIP PATRICK Philip Patrick "Chiz" Hennessee, 75, of Bristol Tennessee died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Coffee County, TN, a son of the late Patrick and Lena Rogers Hennessee. He had lived in Sullivan County since 1945. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Adams and Whitson Construction Co. Surviving are his wife, Nina Cheathem Hennessee; a daughter, Avis E. Stephany of Indianapolis; a son, Glenn A. Hennessee of Bristol TN; two sisters, Opal Chamberlain of Santa Maria, CA, and Irma Bottorff of Belleview, FL; three brothers, H. D. Hennessee and Paul Hennessee, both of Belleview and Wyndell Hennessee of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dan Smith will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mr. Hennessee was also preceded in death by two brothers, E. Leon Hennessee and Bryan Hennessee; and a sister, Pauline Hennessee. Among survivors are grandchildren Dru Stephany and Hannah Stephany. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday before the service in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 28, 2000

HENNESSEE, PHILIP PARTICK Graveside services for Philip Patrick "Chiz" Hennessee will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mr. Hennessee, 75, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

HOUSER, WILLIAM LEE ‘BILL" William Lee "Bill" Houser, 71, of 105 Kingsolver St., Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He lived most of his life in the Bristol area, was a son of the late Joe and Mary Houser, and was a former mechanic with Purity Bakers. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Frances Houser; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Roden of Bluff City; a stepson, Charles F. Nelson of Indiana; three brothers, George Houser of Kingsport, Glen Houser of Tennessee, and Wayne Houser of North Carolina; two sisters, Ruth Chapman of Jonesborough, TN, and Olena Clark of Tennessee; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Samuel Saunders will officiate. Military honors will be by VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975. Among survivors are several aunts. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

HOUSER, WILLIAM LEE "BILL" Graveside services for William Lee "Bill" Houser will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Samuel Saunders will officiate. Military honors will be by VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Houser, 71, of 105 Kingsolver St., Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

JACKSON, MARY EVELYN WEBSTER Mary Evelyn Jackson, 69, of 105 Chestnut St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. She was a daughter of the late Roy Webster and Mary Eileen Love Stout, and lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and the widow of Wiley N. Jackson Sr. Surviving are four sons, Glen A. Jackson of Los Angeles, Buddy Jackson and Wiley N. Jackson II, both of Bristol TN, and Charles Wayne Jackson of Bluff City; a daughter, Barbara A. Watson of Bristol TN; three sisters, Pauline Scott and Betty Shortt, both of Abingdon, and Camella Green of Bristol VA; a half-brother, Donald Stout of Bristol TN; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon. The Rev. Dennis Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chuck Stipes, Fred Roberts, Richard Russell, Steve Worley, Darrell Smith, Jeff Worley and Jody Jackson. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home and after the service Wednesday at the home of Jeff Scott, 871 Wolf Creek Trail, Abingdon. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22 2000

JACKSON, MARY EVELYN Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Jackson will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon. The Rev. Dennis Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield Baptist Cemetery. Ms. Jackson, 69, of 105 Chestnut St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. Pallbearers will be Chuck Stipes, Fred Roberts, Richard Russell, Steve Worley, Darrell Smith, Jeff Worley and Jody Jackson. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home and after the service Wednesday at the home of Jeff Scott, 871 Wolf Creek Trail, Abingdon. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD CORUIER JAN. 25, 2000

JACKSON, PAULINE BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Pauline Jackson will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. The Revs. Jeff Harless and Louis Smith will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Sunrise Cemetery in Bluff City. Those attending the graveside service should meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Jackson, 72, of 413 Silver Grove Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Martha Jane Pirrgon. She was the widow of Acie Pierce Jackson. Surviving are seven sons, Harold Edward Jackson, Robert Lee Jackson and Randy Lynn Jackson, all of Bluff City, Joseph Steven Jackson of Bristol Tennessee, James Martin Jackson of Rockwood, Charles Wayne Jackson of Johnson City and Freddie Dale Jackson of Blountville; five daughters, Betty Jean Jackson of Bluff City, Helen Louise Jackson of Johnson City, Alice Jane Wise of Bluff City, Mildred Diane Jackson of Bristol Tennessee and Linda Gail Vaught of Piney Flats; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and 10 step-grandchildren. Mrs. Jackson was also preceded in death by a sister, Blanche Loughian. Among survivors are three special friends, Shirley and Mary Lindamood and Jamie Earhart. Pallbearers will be Danny Shehan, Sid Johnson, Junior Perry, Ronnie Westen, Allen Westen and Paul Dowell. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren of Mrs. Jackson. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel or other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza Suite 2, 2513 Wesley St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15 2000

JOHNSON, OMA S. SCOTT COUNTY, VA -- Funeral services for Oma S. Johnson will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Clarence P. Lewis and Don Caudill will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver's Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, 98, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at the home of her granddaughter in Church Hill, TN. She lived most of her life in Scott County, VA, and attended Wells Chapel Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy F. (Gladys) Guffey Jr., of Bristol TN; three grandchildren, Elizabeth "Betty" Walker of Church Hill, Stanley Z. Guffey of Knoxville and Dale Tompos of Bettendorf, Iowa; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Among survivors is a sister-in-law, Teddy Salyer of Dante, VA. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER DEC 31, 1999

JOHNSON, OMA S. SCOTT COUNTY, VA -- Funeral services for Oma S. Johnson will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Clarence P. Lewis and Don Caudill will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver's Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, 98, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at the home of a granddaughter in Church Hill, TN. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday before the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 2, 2000

JONES, DOROTHY SHELL "DOT" BRANDON, FL -- Funeral services for Dorothy Shell "Dot" Jones will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Linginfelter will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Jones, 83, a native of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Jan 21, 2000, in Brandon. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22 2000

KEEFAUVER, MALINDA "LENNIE" BOY Malinda "Lennie" Boy Keefauver, 89, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late William and Eleanor Gallaher Boy. She was the widow of Weldon Faw Keefauver. She was a teacher in Washington County, a homemaker, and a member of Boone's Creek Christian Church for 70 years, where she taught the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class. She was a member of Ladies Home Demonstration Club. Surviving are a son, Billy Joe Keefauver of Gray, Tenn.; two daughters, Martha K. Warren of Gray and Eleanor K. McFarland of South Boston, Va.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Boone's Creek Christian Church by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough, TN. Minister Charles Reece will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Boone's Creek Christian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Keefauver was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Hall in 1988; two brothers; and a sister. Among survivors are brother-in-law Joe D. Keefauver of Johnson City; and sisters-in-law Ruby Keefauver of Johnson City, and Mrs. Jack Keefauver and Blanche Boy, both of Gray. Pallbearers will be Gayle Carson, Denny Mayes, Mark Fox, Howard Alexander, John Payne, Donald Sims, Dennis Cox, Martin Durham and Ben Bowman. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the church and other times at the home of daughter Martha Warren, 131 Mark Drive, Gray, TN, and son Billy Joe Keefauver, 632 Hales Chapel Road in Gray. Memorial contributions may be sent to Boone's Creek Christian Church Building Fund, 312 Christina Church Road, Gray, TN 37615. Dillow Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 2, 2000

KEITH, EVELYN B. Funeral services for Evelyn B. Keith will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. John W. Farmer will officiate. Mrs. Keith, 93, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at her home. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

KING, HENRY P. III Funeral services for Henry P. King III will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Episcopal Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. Paul Hamilton Fuller and George Bunn will officiate. The family will receive friends in the parish hall of the church an hour before the service. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. King, 74, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill King, Charlie Moore, Fred Vance, Harry Bachman, Joe Richards, Joe Rowell, Warren Crockett, Kenny Ellis, Don Quales, Don King, Frazier King and Dr. Floyd Turner. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201, or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

LILLEY, LELA RANKIN Lela Rankin Lilley, 69, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a retired employee of Hammond Organ Co. She was a member of West Hills Christian Church and the Womens Circle. Surviving are her husband, Bob Lilley; a sister, Fern Vaughan of Bristol TN; a brother, John Rankin Jr. of Kingsport; a stepsister, Shelia Wendel of Tampa, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Gary Knapp and Andrew Gill, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Luther Large, Johnny Hensley, John Davis, Jim Blevins, Paul Young and Tom Vaughan. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to West Hills Christian Church Building Fund, 116 Elm St., Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

LILLEY, LELA RANKIN Funeral services for Lela Rankin Lilley will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Gary Knapp and Andrew Gill, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Lilley, 69, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Luther Large, Johnny Hensley, John Davis, Jim Blevins, Paul Young and Tom Vaughan. Memorial contributions may be sent to West Hills Christian Church Building Fund, 116 Elm St., Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

MABE, LEO Funeral services for Leo H. Mabe will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Raymond Ross will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN., with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol, TN. Mr. Mabe, 73, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at his home. He was born in Kansas City, lived in Dayton, Ohio, most of his life and in the Bristol area for the past 10 years. In 1965, he retired as a truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was of the Christian faith. Surviving are his wife, Dora Mabe; six daughters, Margaret Smith of Sardinia, Ohio, Renelda Hacker of Axton, VA, Linda Irwin and Brenda Whitener, both of Hamilton, OH, Dianne Steiner of Springfield, OH, and Mary Ann Hall of Cleveland, OH; four sons, Steve Mabe of Middletown, OH, Ralph Mabe of Baltimore, Harve Mabe of Georgetown, OH, and Gary Daniels of Statesville, NC; four brothers, Willard Mabe, Don Hilton and Clay Hilton, all of Rogersville, Tenn., and J. D. Mabe of Pennsylvania; a sister, Ruth Lawson of Rogersville, TN.; 34 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home or other times at the home of the Rev. Raymond and Martha Ross, Valley Drive, Blountville, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 2, 2000

MABE, LEO Funeral services for Leo H. Mabe will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Raymond Ross will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol, TN. Mr. Mabe, 73, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at his home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home or other times at the home of the Rev. Raymond and Martha Ross, Valley Drive, Blountville. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 3, 2000

MEYER, TRULA PHIPPS CRYSTAL LAKE, IL -- Trula Phipps Meyer, 55, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Memorial Center in Woodstock. She grew up in Bristol, a daughter of the late Hugh and Ardella Young Phipps. She was a 1962 graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and Virginia Intermont College. In 1965, She was employed as a flight attendant for United Airlines based in Washington, DC, and Miami. Surviving are her husband, Dave T. Meyer; a daughter, Mrs. James (Lori) Thome of Algonquin; a son, Michael Meyer of Portland, OR; a sister, Nancy Phipps of Johnson City, TN; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 17 in Crystal Lake. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Holly. Among survivors are grandchildren Jacob and Ariel Thome; a cousin, Dorothy Stevenson of Bristol Tennessee; uncle Donald Phipps of Bristol Virginia; and many very dear friends. Memorial contributions may be sent to the March of Dimes. Information courtesy of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 3, 2000

McCLELLAN, BARBARA PHYLLIS GRACE Funeral services for Barbara Phyllis Grace McClellan will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol TN. The Rev. Fred Dearing will officiate. Burial will be Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. McClellan, 65, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000. She was born in Kingsport, a daughter of the late Henry Grace Sr. and Cuba Hart Grace. She graduated from Bluff City High School, served as an executive secretary for area businesses and later was a homemaker. She formerly participated in the Girl Scouts and coached recreational basketball. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Paul S. McClellan Sr.; three daughters, Mrs. Alan (Tamara) Ottinger of Blountville, Mrs. Steve (Melinda) Hobbs of Bluff City and Mrs. Webster (Donna) Gilley Sr. of Bristol TN; a son, Paul S. McClellan Jr. of Conover, NC; a brother, Henry L. Grace Jr. of Bristol TN; a sister, Betty G. Royston of Bristol TN; and 10 grandchildren. Mrs. McClellan was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret G. Taylor. Among survivors are grandchildren Heather and Andrea Ottinger, Lauren and Steven Hobbs Jr., Bradley, Wesley, James, Jordan and Nathaniel McClellan and Webster Gilley Jr.; daughter-in-law Leslie H. McClellan; and sons-in-law Webster Gilley Sr., Alan Ottinger and Steve Hobbs Sr. Mrs. McClellan was an avid golfer, bowler and bridge player. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday before the funeral service in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2000

McCURDY, JOHN H. "JOHNNY" Graveside funeral services for John H. "Johnny" McCurdy will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, by Robinson Mortuary of Bristol Virginia. The Rev. Dr. W. A. Johnson will officiate. Military honors will be by DAV Chapter 40. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday for the services. Mr. McCurdy, 56, of Bristol TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Robinson Mortuary. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

MILLER, MARY McKINNEY SEXTON Mary Sexton Miller, 71, of Anderson Street, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her home. She was born in Wythe County, VA, a daughter of the late Frederick and Nanna McKinney. She had lived most of her life in Washington County, VA, and was the widow of Albert V. Miller. Surviving are five sons, Scott Sexton, Roger Sexton and Wayne Sexton, all of Glade Spring, and Charles "Corky" Sexton and Dale Sexton, both of Abingdon; four daughters, Annette Caudill of Abingdon, Marlene Dickenson of Bristol VA, Pam Minnick of Red Boiling Springs and Cindy Miller of Bristol TN; three brothers, Gene A. McKinney of Powell, WY, Ira M. McKinney of Marion and Richard O. McKinney of Manassas; five sisters, Ella Roberts of Phoenix, AZ, Iris Rich of Galax, Mozelle Eversole and Naomi King, both of Wytheville, and Stella Cox of Rural Retreat, VA; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon. The Rev. Herman Cress will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Farris Funeral Service. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2000

MILHORN, TONY, Tony Milhorn, 54, of 1205 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of Mary Belle Milhorn of Bristol Virginia and the late Everette Milhorn. He was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Judy Milhorn; two sons, Anthony Milhorn of Bluff City and Daniel Milhorn of the home; a stepson, Robert Smith of Bluff City; two brothers, James Milhorn of Bluff City and Kenneth Milhorn of Watauga, TN; two sisters, Shelby Combs and Charlotte Ward, both of Bluff City; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City chapel. The Rev. Jerry Shaffer will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Morning View Cemetery in Bluff City. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Milhorn was also preceded in death by two brothers. Among survivors is a special granddaughter, Megan Smith of Johnson City. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family members. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel or any time at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

MILWOOD, JESSIE FAYE Jessie Faye Millwood, 78, a former resident of 205 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a former substitute teacher in the Sullivan County School System. She was a member of South Chapel Baptist Church and the widow of Silas Millwood. Surviving are a son, Dean Millwood of Bristol TN; a sister, Margaret Smith of Bristol TN; two grandchildren, Mark Millwood of Bristol TN and Rhonda Cabell of Kingsport; a great-grandson, Derek Cabell of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Mahlon Wyatt and Curtis King will officiate. Burial will be in Rhudy's Cemetery. Among survivors is a daughter-in-law, Dolores Millwood of Bristol TN. Pallbearers will be Johnny Smith, Rick Hall, Jerry Shaver, Dexter Ramey, Tim Cabell and Billy Stevens. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home or any other time at 305 Mia Drive, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

MILLWOOD, JESSIE FAYE Funeral services for Jessie Faye Millwood will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Mahlon Wyatt and Curtis King will officiate. Burial will be in Rhudy's Cemetery. Mrs. Millwood, 78, a former resident of 205 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Johnny Smith, Rick Hall, Jerry Shaver, Dexter Ramey, Tim Cabell and Billy Stevens. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

MINERVINO, SAMUEL ANTHONY Samuel Anthony Minervino, 81, formerly of Medina, NY, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Ivy Hall Nursing Home. He was born in Oakfield, NY, a son of the late Louis and Grace Delasandro Minervino. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Catholic, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the widower of Dorothy Minervino. Surviving are two daughters, Marcia Torbett of Piney Flats and Janet Keesee of Yorktown, VA; a brother, Louis Minervino of Medina; four sisters, Lucy Getile and Rose Quarcini, both of Lockport, NY, Joyce Bloom of Medina and Mary Sargent of Orlando, FL; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Dr. Andrew Spence will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in New Bethel Cemetery in Piney Flats. Those attending the graveside services should meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Among survivors are grandchildren Richie Torbett of Nashville, Paige Torbett of Piney Flats and Kim Keesee of Yorktown; and great-grandchild McKayla Torbett of Piney Flats. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

MINERVINO, SAMUEL ANTHONY Funeral services for Samuel Anthony Minervino will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Dr. Andrew Spence will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in New Bethel Cemetery in Piney Flats with military honors by VFW Post 6975. Those attending the graveside services should meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Mr. Minervino, 81, formerly of Medina, NY, died Monday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

MOBLEY, CHARLIE JOSEPH BLOUNTVILLE -- Charlie Joseph "Joe" Mobley, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the youngest of 12 children of the late W.H. and Margaret Faulkner Mobley. He retired from Burlington Industries after 33 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 1st U.S. Infantry Division. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Blountville and the Senior Men's Class. Surviving are his wife of 59 1//2 years, Ruby Johnson Mobley; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Becky) Hughes and Mrs. Joe (Linda) Davenport, both of Blountville; and five grandchildren, Kevin Hughes, Kristie Hughes, Mark Davenport, Leigh Ann Davenport and Tim Davenport. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in First Baptist Church in Blountville by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol. Pastor Clay Austin will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Among survivors is granddaughter-in-law Cathy Davenport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday before the service in the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 117, Blountville, TN 37617. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

MOBLEY, CHARLIE JOSPEH "JOE" BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Charlie Joseph "Joe" Mobley will be conducted Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Mr. Mobley, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 117, Blountville, TN 37617. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

MONROE, LESTER HUGH KINGSPORT -- Lester Hugh Monroe Jr., 70, of 1142 1/2 Bloomingdale Pike, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins and Sullivan Counties and a son of the late Lester H. Sr. and Ruby Long Monroe. He was a member and high priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and owned and operated Lester's Road Service for many years before his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Annie E. Monroe; four sons, Donald Raymond Monroe of Raleigh, NC, Rodney Keith Monroe and Barry Glen Monroe, both of Kingsport, and Robert Kendall Monroe of Bristol Virginia; and a brother, Wayne Monroe of Surgoinsville, TN. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Ed Lewis and president David Golden will officiate. Burial will be in Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Johnson Funeral Home in Church Hill, Tenn., or any time at the residence of Annie Monroe, 440 Lenoir Road, Kingsport. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

MOORE, CARRIE L. Carrie L. Moore, 90, of 101 Holston View Drive, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Abingdon and had lived in the Bristol area for the past 30 years. She was a housewife, a member of Abingdon Bible Church and the widow of James Allen Moore. Surviving are three daughters, Bette Kerns of Richmond, Doris Millsap of Avon, NC, and Ann Miller of Bristol TN; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. David Burton will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Sinking Springs Cemetery in Abingdon. Mrs. Moore was also preceded in death by a daughter, June Arnold. 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 JAN 16, 2000

MOORE, CARRIE L. Graveside services for Carrie L. Moore will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Sinking Springs Cemetery in Abingdon. Mrs. Moore, 90, of 101 Holston View Drive, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2000

MOORE, CLYDE THOMAS BLOUNTVILLE -- Clyde Thomas Moore, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime resident of Sullivan County and a son of the late James and Susie Harr Moore. He was a retired employee of American Can Co. with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Bethel View Baptist Church and the widow of Clarissa Jones Moore. Surviving are two sons, Thomas M. Moore of Blountville and Kenneth J. Moore of Bristol TN; a sister, Margie Potter of Bristol TN; a brother, Fred Moore of Johnson City; two stepdaughters, Margaret Marie Phillips of Bristol TN and Gladys Viola Miller of Webster, NY; a stepbrother, Frank Leonard Jr. of Bristol VA; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol. The Rev. John Rayburn will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2000

MOORE, CLYDE THOMAS BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Clyde Thomas Moore will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol. The Rev. John Rayburn will officiate. Mr. Moore, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 19, 2000

MORRELL, CHARLES DOUGLAS Charles Douglas Morrell, 48, of Bristol Tennessee died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a son of Paul and Mabel Morrell. He was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church. Surviving, besides his parents, are two sisters, Vickie Welch and Cindy Epperson, both of Bristol Tennessee; three brothers, Dale Morrell of Elizabethton, and Phil Morrell and Tony Morrell, both of Bristol TN; and maternal grandmother Frances Hayes of Bluff City. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in Shipley Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Revs. Niles Kitzmiller and Gary Rowlette will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Booher, Kenny Morrell, Danny Morrell, Randy Morrell, Don Morrell, Chris Trivette, Bill Pierce, Mike Morrell and Mike Welch. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

MORRELL, CHARLES DOUGLAS Graveside funeral services for Charles Douglas Morrell will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in Shipley Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Revs. Niles Kitzmiller and Gary Rowlette will officiate. Mr. Morrell, 48, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Booher, Kenny Morrell, Danny Morrell, Randy Morrell, Don Morrell, Chris Trivette, Bill Pierce, Mike Morrell and Mike Welch. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

MORRIS, DORIS LANE Funeral services for Doris Lane Morris will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Blountville. Dr. Clay Austin and the Rev. Leland Houser will officiate. Graveside services will be in the Mausoleum Chapel in Glenwood Cemetery. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery in Bristol Tennessee. Mrs. Morris, 80, of 1639 Highway 126, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Jan., 20, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Bristol, a daughter of the late D. T. and Alice Lane, and was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. She graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School in 1937. She was employed with the Bristol Tennessee School System and retired from the Sullivan County School System. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blountville, where she served as organist for many years. She was the widow of Jake T. Morris. Surviving are a daughter, Jan Maiden of Bristol TN; two sons, James Morris of Church Hill, TN, and Jeff Morris of Limestone, TN; a sister, Illa Vanhook; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Morris was also preceded in death by two sons, Jerry W. Morris and Robert L. Morris. Among survivors are son-in-law, Kenneth Maiden of Bristol TN; daughters-in-law, Carolyn Morris of Church Hill, Gail Morris of Limestone and LeVerne F. Morris of Kingsport; brother-in-law, Wayne Vanhook; grandchildren, Ben Morris, Susan Morris, Stephenie Maiden and Jonathan Morris; a special niece, Toby Saul of Winston-Salem, NC; and six sisters-in-law. Pallbearers will be Ben Morris, Brandon Dinsmore, James Saul Jr., Russell Vanhook, Harold Horne and the Rev. Tony Malone. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Vanhook, Alfred Penley, Pete Perry, Dale Maiden, Doyle Trent, John Steele, Ron Cunningham, Howard Hobbs and Richard Vanhook. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 117, Blountville, TN 37617, or Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

MORRIS, DORIS LANE Funeral services for Doris Lane Morris will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Blountville. Dr. Clay Austin and the Rev. Leland Houser will officiate. Graveside services will be in the Mausoleum Chapel in Glenwood Cemetery. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery in Bristol TN. Mrs. Morris, 80, of 1639 Highway 126, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan., 20, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Ben Morris, Brandon Dinsmore, James Saul Jr., Russell Vanhook, Harold Horne and the Rev. Tony Malone. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Vanhook, Alfred Penley, Pete Perry, Dale Maiden, Doyle Trent, John Steele, Ron Cunningham, Howard Hobbs and Richard Vanhook. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 117, Blountville, TN 37617, or Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

NELSON, PAULINE STROUGH JOHNSON CITY -- Pauline Strouth Nelson, 93, of 1303 East Lakeview Drive, formerly of Bristol TN and Johnson City, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in NHC Healthcare. She was born in Bluff City, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ella Bellamy Strouth, and was a member of Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN. She was the widow of James Henry Nelson. Surviving are a son, Clyde Nelson of Sanford, NC; a sister, Claire Latham of Bristol TN; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Morris-Baker North Chapel. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery in Bristol, TN. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Morris-Baker Funeral Home BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

O’DELL, NAOMI D. Naomi D. O'Dell, 92, of 621 Vance St., Bristol, VA, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was born in Scott County, VA, and had lived in the Bristol area all of her life. She was a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing and of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Paris V. O'Dell. Surviving are four daughters, Glenna Cross and Marcella Mullins, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Jean Harless and Judy Hastie, both of Bristol VA; two sons, Paris V. O'Dell Jr. and Fred A. O'Dell, both of Bristol VA; three sisters, Eva Houser of Bristol Virginia, and Hazel Bales and Sylvia Rutter, both of Bristol TN; 29 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and E.W. Ely will officiate. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Susong Cemetery. Mrs. O'Dell was preceded in death by six children. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday before the chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD CORUIER JAN. 25, 2000

O’DELL, NAOMI D. Graveside services for Naomi D. O'Dell will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Susong Cemetery. Mrs. O'Dell, 92, of 621 Vance St., Bristol, Va., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2000

OSBORNE, JOHN EUGENE BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for John Eugene Osborne will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mr. Osborne, 90, of 429 Old Thomas Bridge Road, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Holston Valley, TN, and had lived all his life in Bluff City and Blountville. He was a retired groundskeeper at Glenwood and Shelby Hills cemeteries and later employed with Simerly Concrete Products. He was also a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Julia K. Osborne; a daughter, Mary Sue Phillips of Bluff City; five sons, John Osborne Jr. of Kennesaw, GA, Richard Osborne of Kingsport, James Osborne of Bluff City, Billy Osborne of Bristol TN and Danny Osborne of Meadowview; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Osborne was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jane Osborne. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday before the chapel service in the funeral home or other times at the home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 3, 2000

OSBORNE, JOHN EUGENE BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for John Eugene Osborne will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mr. Osborne, 90, of 429 Old Thomas Bridge Road, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2000

PATTON, ROY Roy Patton, 65, of 214 Stafford St., Bristol, TN., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at his home. He was born in Wise County, Va., and lived in the Bristol area most of his life. He was a retired employee and district manager with American Card Co., a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Hackler Wood Post 145. He was a member of Avoca Christian Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Allen (Shirley) Jones of Clinton, TN; a brother, Donald Patton of Bristol Tennessee; a stepdaughter, Debbie Collins of Bristol Tennessee; a stepson, Billy Hensley of Charlotte, NC; and a nephew. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at noon at the graveside in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, with military honors by VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 8, 2000

PATTON, ROY Funeral services for Roy Patton will be conducted Monday at noon at the graveside in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, with military honors by VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Patton, 65, of 214 Stafford St., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at his home. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

PETERS, HARMON C. Harmon C. Peters Sr., 92, of Bristol Tennessee died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in Bristol Regional Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. He retired after over 30 years as a teacher and basketball coach at Holston Valley High School. He also was a teacher at Emmett Elementary School and served as first athletic director at Sullivan East High School before retiring in 1972. He was a member of Modern Woodmen for 76 years. Surviving are his wife, Vitae C. Peters; a son, Harmon C. Peters Jr. of Bristol TN; a daughter, Toni Peters of Bristol Tennessee; four grandchildren, Terri Peters of Stafford, VA, Angelia Slagle of Pittsburgh, PA, Tommie Loudy of Kingsport and Mary Beth Peters of Bristol VA; and five great-grandchildren, Cody Peters, Joey Morrow, Taylor Peters, Hayden Loudy and Loren Loudy. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Andrew Spence and Dr. Errol Rohr will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Peters was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas L. Peters and William Dennis Peters. Pallbearers will be Paul Peters, Tommy Peters, Roy Tester, Dale Thomas, Glen Johnson and Jim Houser. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Christopher Kennedy, Dr. John Byers, Joe Ashley, Earl Rogers, Bill Hunnigan, Ed Booher, Charles Peters Jr., Charlie Fleming, Bernie Webb, J.C. Akard and Kenneth Carrier. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday before the service in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 280 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

PETERS, HARMON C. Sr. Graveside services for Harmon C. Peters Sr. will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Peters, 92, of Bristol Tennessee died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in Bristol Regional Center. Pallbearers will be Paul Peters, Tommy Peters, Roy Tester, Dale Thomas, Glen Johnson and Jim Houser. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Christopher Kennedy, Dr. John Byers, Joe Ashley, Earl Rogers, Bill Hunnigan, Ed Booher, Charles Peters Jr., Charlie Fleming, Bernie Webb, J.C. Akard and Kenneth Carrier. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 280 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30 2000

PHIPPS, HOBERT L. ANTELOPE, CA -- Hobert L. Phipps, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000. He was born in Bristol Tennessee. Surviving are a son, Lee Phipps Jr. of Antelope; two sisters, Phyllis Phipps and Charlotte Hicks, both of Bristol Tennessee; and a brother, Cleveland "Hank" Phipps of Bristol Tennessee. Services will be held in Antelope. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

PIPPIN, HAZEL JANE Hazel Jane Pippin, 76, of Bristol Virginia died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in NHC Healthcare. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late William Thomas and Laura Ollivene Blevins Pippin. She was a former employee of Bristol Drug Store. She was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and attended First Christian Church in Bristol VA. Surviving are a sister, Mildred L. Cross of Bristol Virginia; three brothers, Jimmy Pippin and Franklin Pippin, both of Bristol VA, and Norman Pippin of Erwin, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Akard Funeral Home in Bristol, TN, The Rev. John A. Thrasher will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2000

PIPPIN, HAZEL JANE Funeral services for Hazel Jane Pippin will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Akard Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. The Rev. John A. Thrasher will officiate. Mrs. Pippin, 76, of Bristol Virginia, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in NHC Healthcare. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2000

PRESNELL, MARTHA JANE CROSS Funeral services for Martha Jane Cross Presnell will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. John Rayburn and Allen Brummitt and Dewey Shaffer will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Florence Union Cemetery. TN. Presnell, 56, of 346 Deck Valley Road, Bristol, TN., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Bristol Tennessee. She was a graduate of Holston Valley High School and had lived in New Town and Danbury, CT, for 22 years before moving back to the Bristol area. She was the widow of James E. Presnell, a member of Bethel View Baptist Church and employed with Federal Pacific Transformers. Surviving are two stepsons, Jim Presnell of Savannah, GA, and Mark Presnell of Pensacola, FL. Among survivors is a special friend, Ed Kerns of Bristol TN. Honorary pallbearers will be Cbarles Gates, Walter Thomas, Carl Durham, Charles Eades, Ed Moody, Billy Kerns, Rick Kerns, Jay Chesnut and Mike Martin. Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 7, 2000

PRESSNELL, MARTHA C. Graveside services for Martha C. Presnell will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Florence Union Cemetery. Mrs. Presnell, 56, of 346 Deck Valley Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Honorary pallbearers will be Cbarles Gates, Walter Thomas, Carl Durham, Charles Eades, Ed Moody, Billy Kerns, Rick Kerns, Jay Chesnut and Mike Martin. Weaver Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 7, 2000

RHYMER, MARY MAGDALINE MOORE Mary Magdaline Moore Rhymer, 70, of 106 Basswood Drive, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, TN, and a former employee of North Electric and Facet Inc. of Bristol Virginia with several years of service. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Rhymer; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Linda) Tranum of Bristol TN; two sons, Terry Rhymer of Bristol TN and Randy Rhymer of Columbia, SC; six sisters, Virginia Trammell, Bessie Thompson, Beulah Bent, Doris Hutton, Nora Worley and Brenda Lingerfelt, all of Bristol; a brother, Donald Moore of Bristol; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Jess Neal and Lawrence Stout will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chuck Hutton, Guy Hall, Travis Hall, Ken Davis, Mike Rutter, Darrell Worley and Paul Thompson. Special thanks to the First Virginia section of Bristol Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday before chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2000

RHYMER, MARY MAGDALINE MOORE Graveside services for Mary Magdaline Moore Rhymer will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Rhymer, 70, of 106 Basswood Drive, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. Pallbearers will be Chuck Hutton, Guy Hall, Travis Hall, Ken Davis, Mike Rutter, Darrell Worley and Paul Thompson. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Jan 21, 2000

RICHARDS, RACHEL EASLEY Rachel Easley Richards, 69, of 1729 Holston Drive, Bristol, TN., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Bristol Tennessee, a daughter of the late Elizabeth Lipscomb Easley and Robert M. "Slim" Easley. She was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree from Columbia University in New York City. She was a teacher in the Bristol Tennessee Public School System for five years and later at Virginia Intermont College for 28 years. She was a sustaining member of Blue Stocking Club and a Paul Harris Fellow and honorary member of the Rotary Club of Bristol. Surviving are her husband, Joe W. Richards; two daughters, Carol Richards and Mary Jo Shires, both of Knoxville; and a brother, Dick Easley of Bristol; two grandchildren; a niece; and two nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN, by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. John Farmer and Williams Slagle will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Burial in Shelby Hills Cemetery will be private. Among survivors are grandchildren Katie and Preston Shires, son-in-law Kevin Shires and sister-in-law Claudette Easley. The family of Mrs. Richards, who died of cancer, wishes to thank Dr. B.Y. Cowan Jr. and his staff and the staff of Wellmont Hospice House for their care and concern during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church or Virginia Intermont College. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 31, 2000

RICHARDS, RACHEL EASLEY A memorial service for Rachel Easley Richards will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN, by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. John Farmer and Williams Slagle will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Burial in Shelby Hills Cemetery will be private. Mrs. Richards, 69, of 1729 Holston Drive, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church or Virginia Intermont College. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2000

ROUSE, VIRGINIA LOUISE "LOU" Virginia Louise "Lou" Callahan Rouse, of 110 Rouse Private Drive, VI Ranch Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 19. 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a daughter of the late George and Addie Callahan, a former secretary and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Harold Rouse; two daughters, Terri Smith and Lisa Rouse, both of Bristol TN; a son, Chris Rouse of Blountville; two sisters, Bonnie Rogers and Callie Campbell, both of Bristol TN; three brothers, Homer Callahan and Floyd Callahan, both of Bristol TN and Burt Callahan of Blountville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tim Rouse will officiate. Burial will be in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Travis Sheppard, Danny Peters, Fred Herndon, Bill Skeens, Wayne Rouse and Jack Crusenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Morrell, Jim Peters, Jack Dingus, Dave Brown, Tony Almany and Bob Slaughter. Special thanks to Dr. Sue Prill for her sincere compassion and warmth. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 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 JAN 20, 2000

ROUSE, VIRGINIA LOUSIE "LOU" CALLAHAN Funeral services for Virginia Louise "Lou" Callahan Rouse will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tim Rouse will officiate. Burial will be in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Rouse, of 110 Rouse Private Drive, VI Ranch Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Travis Sheppard, Danny Peters, Fred Herndon, Bill Skeens, Wayne Rouse and Jack Crusenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Morrell, Jim Peters, Jack Dingus, Dave Brown, Tony Almany and Bob Slaughter. 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 Jan 21, 2000

RUTHERFORD, CAROLYN "CONNIE" Carolyn "Connie" Rutherford, 64, of 100 Robin Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late Willard Kennedy and Margaret Kennedy Barker. She taught in Bristol Virginia Public School System for 34 years and was a member of Virginia Avenue Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Floyd Rutherford; a son, Steve Rutherford of Bristol Tennessee; two sisters, Chris Lewis of Bristol Virginia and Pam Shelton of Omaha, NB; a brother, Bill Kennedy of Huntington, NH; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Dilks and pastor Lloyd J. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are grandchildren Tyler and Lauren Rutherford, both of Bristol Tennessee; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Rutherford of Bristol Tennessee; and her stepmother, Mary Kennedy of Huntington, NY. Pallbearers will be Bart Poe, Phil Simmons, Bill Rutherford, Greg Fleenor, Bert Jasper and Ted Ball. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 7, 2000

RUTHERFORD, CAROLYN Funeral services for Carolyn "Connie" Rutheford will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Dilks and pastor Lloyd J. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Rutherford, 64, of 100 Robin Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 7, 2000

SKAGGS, GROVER C. Grover C. Skaggs Jr., 82, of 1800 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He lived in the Bristol area since 1937 and retired from the Bristol Tennessee Electric System with 37 years of service. He was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church and attended Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen Estep Skaggs; a son, Joel Steven Skaggs of Bristol TN; a daughter, Melita Denton of Bristol TN; five sisters, Lola Hughes of West Jefferson, NC, Ruth Houck of Chattanooga, TN, Maxie Hutson of Kingsport, Lena Duncan of Buffalo Gap, TX, and Peggy Houck of Raleigh, NC; three grandsons; a step-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Rick Light and Cass Farrior will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Mr. Skaggs was preceded in death by a brother, Glynn B. Skaggs; and a grandson, Brian Davis Skaggs. Among survivors are daughter-in-law, Diana Skaggs of Bristol TN; son-in-law, Wayne Denton of Bristol TN; grandsons, Joel Steven Skaggs II of Bluff City, Erik Jerome Skaggs of Lexington, KY, and Brandon Wayne Denton of Bristol TN; and step-grandson, Zed Daniel Shipley of Fort Benning, GA. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church or to Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church building fund. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

SKAGGS, GROVER C. Graveside services for Grover C. Skaggs Jr. will be Monday at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Mr. Skaggs, 82, of 1800 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Helen Estep Skaggs; a son, Joel Steven Skaggs of Bristol TN; a daughter, Melita Denton of Bristol TN; five sisters, Lola Hughes of West Jefferson, NC, Ruth Houck of Chattanooga, TN, Maxie Hutson of Kingsport, Lena Duncan of Buffalo Gap, Texas, and Peggy Houck of Raleigh, NC; three grandsons; a step-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Skaggs was preceded in death by a brother, Glynn B. Skaggs; and a grandson, Brian Davis Skaggs. Among survivors are daughter-in-law, Diana Skaggs of Bristol TN; son-in-law, Wayne Denton of Bristol TN; grandsons, Joel Steven Skaggs II of Bluff City, Erik Jerome Skaggs of Lexington, KY, and Brandon Wayne Denton of Bristol Tennessee; and step-grandson, Zed Daniel Shipley of Fort Benning, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church or to Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22 2000

SLAGLE, CLINT A. BLOUNTVILLE -- Clint A. Slagle died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville. He was born in Washington County, VA, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Sunrise Cemetery in Bluff City by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol, TN. The Rev. Vernon Trivett will officiate. There will be no viewing or visitation in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

SLAGLE, CLINT A. BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Clint A. Slagle will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Sunrise Cemetery in Bluff City by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol, Tenn. The Rev. Vernon Trivett will officiate. Mr. Slagle died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville. There will be no viewing or visitation in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

SMITH, EULA M. Funeral services for Eula M. Smith will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Cass Farrior will officiate. Mrs. Smith, 94, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a seamstress. She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are a niece, Phyllis Hughes of Blountville; and two nephews, Dallas Campbell of Lynchburg, VA, and Douglas Campbell of Kingsport. There will be no visitation in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

SMITH, LORRAINE ELLA McQUEEN Funeral services for Lorraine Ella Smith will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Garland will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Mrs. Smith, 74, of 408 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Shady Valley, TN, and had lived in the Bristol area most of her life. She was a housewife and of the Church of Christ faith. Surviving are her husband, Rex H. Smith; a daughter, Valerie Smith of Bristol TN; a son, Harvey E. Smith of Bristol TN; a brother, Darrell McQueen of Coral Gable, FL; two sisters, Delphine Fox of South Carolina and Jewel Hamm of Shady Valley; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Lunsford. Among survivors is a special friend, Larry Feathers. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday before the chapel services in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2000

SMITH, LORRAINE ELLA Funeral services for Lorraine Ella Smith will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Garland will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Mrs. Smith, 74, of 408 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday before the chapel services in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2000

SMITH, PAULINE JESSE HILLARD Pauline Jessee Smith, 85, of Bristol Virginia, formerly of Leisure Park Towers, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in NHC Health Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Hilliard. She was a retired employee from Fashion Shop of Bristol with over 20 years of service, a member of Virginia High School Band Booster Club and a charter member of Antioch Baptist Church in Bristol, VA. She was the widow of Clifton "Jack" Jessee and David H. Smith. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou Thomas of Milford, VA.; three sons, Harold Jessee of Jacksonville, FL, Jack Jessee of Bellebrook, OH and Paul "Goose" Jessee of Bristol TN; two sisters, Mrs. Wade (Dot) Brooks and Mrs. Wanda Kimberlin, both of Bristol VA; two brothers, Elmer A. Hilliard of Mechanicsville, VA, and Richard J. Hilliard of Cleveland, TN; five granddaughters; five grandsons; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel, Bristol, Va. Drs. Austin Cook and Howard Robinson, pastor Brad Davis and Rayton Puckett will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Hilliard; and a sister, Vena H. Roberts. She was a member of the Virginia High School Band Booster Club (Big Orange Band) in the late '50s and early '60s and was affectionately known as "Maw Jessee." Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home or any time at the home of a sister, Mrs. Wade (Dot) Brooks, 2312 Osborne St., Bristol, VA. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

SMITH, PAULINE JESSEE Funeral services for Pauline Jessee Smith will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Drs. Austin Cook and Howard Robinson, pastor Brad Davis and Rayton Puckett will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery Mrs. Smith, 85, of Bristol VA, formerly of Leisure Park Towers, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in NHC Health Care Center. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

SMITHSON, NELL F. Funeral services for Nell F. Smithson will be conducted Monday at 6 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Ministers Wayne Emory and Dave Charlton will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery. The Rev. Cass Farrior will officiate. Mrs. Smithson, 87, of 423 Sandbar Road, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Hamilton "Ham" and Katie Duncan. She was a homemaker, a member of Hickory Tree Union Church and the widow of James S. Smithson. Surviving are a son, Charles Smithson of Bristol Tennessee; a daughter, Louise Grimes of Bristol Tennessee; a brother, Joe Duncan of Shady Valley, Tenn.; a sister, Martha Landore of Bristol Tennessee; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smithson was also preceded in death by a son, James H. Smithson; a daughter, Eva Sue Necessary; a grandson, Jeffery Lynn Smithson; six brothers; a sister; and a son-in-law, Harold E. Grimes. Among survivors are grandchildren Mark Smithson, Patty Bunn, Vicki Corey, David King, Lisa Taylor, Cindy Miller and Laura Rapp. Pallbearers will be Don Duncan, Ron Duncan, J.W. Smithson, Halvie Roberts, Doug Duncan and Charlie Worley. Honorary pallbearer will be Clarence Miller. The family will receive friends after the funeral service Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 31, 2000

SMITHSON, NELL FLORENCE Graveside services for Nell F. Smithson will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery. The Rev. Cass Farrior will officiate. Mrs. Smithson, 87, of 423 Sandbar Road, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Don Duncan, Ron Duncan, J.W. Smithson, Halvie Roberts, Doug Duncan and Charlie Worley. Honorary pallbearer will be Clarence Miller. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2000

SNOWDEN, PEARL, Funeral services for Pearl Snowden will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dewey Williams will officiate. Private burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Snowden, 89, of Sunbridge Hillside Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000. She was born in Abingdon and lived in the Bristol area for the past 40 years. She was a home health aide for many years and a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church. The was the widow of Jerry Snowden. Surviving are two grandchildren, Debby Morrell and Wesley Jackson, both of Bristol Tennessee; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Mrs. Snowden was also preceded in death by a son, William L. Jackson. Among survivors is daughter-in-law Joyce Jackson of Bristol TN. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2000

STEFFEY, BRANDON THOMAS Funeral services for Brandon Thomas Steffey will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Brandon Thomas Steffey, 11, of 1428 East State St. Extension, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. He lived in Baltimore before moving to Bristol five months ago and was a son of Adrian "Russ" Ralston of Baltimore and Edna Steffey Clevenger of Bristol TN. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, besides his parents, are two sisters, Amanda Lee Clevenger of Bristol TN and Randi Lynne Clevenger of Baltimore; and maternal grandmother, Addie Garlitz of Baltimore. Among survivors are several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be James Harper Jr., Dennis White, Jeff Rodefer, David Blake, Glen Woods and Jonathan Stanley. Honorary pallbearer will be Tyler Proffit Harper. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2000

STEFFEY, BRANDON THOMAS Funeral services for Brandon Thomas Steffey will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Dennis Burnette and Rick Light will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Brandon Thomas Steffey, 11, of 1428 East State St. Extension, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. Pallbearers will be James Harper Jr., Dennis White, Jeff Rodefer, David Blake, Glen Woods and Jonathan Stanley. Honorary pallbearer will be Tyler Proffit Harper. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

STOUT, ADORA GRAE Funeral services for Adora Grae Stout will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Larrie Pike and Elmer "Sonny" Beaver will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Miss Stout, 17, of Bristol TN, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of James D. Stout Jr. of Bristol Tennessee and Brenda Ellen Green of Bristol TN. She was a student and of the Baptist faith. Surviving, besides her parents, are her stepfather, Donald James Green of Bristol TN; her stepmother, Kendra Hope Stout of Bristol TN; a brother, Jeff Clark of Bristol TN; two sisters, Shannon Arnold and Alyssa Green, both of Bristol TN; maternal grandfather Joel Cantoy Anito of Phillipine Islands; maternal grandmother Norene Priode of Norton; and paternal grandmother Doris L. Stout of Bristol Virginia. Among survivors are several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be David Stout, Billy Hilliard, Jeremiah Stout, Tom Anito, Bruce Green and Earl W. Blaylock. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Green and James Hopkins. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday before the chapel services in the funeral home or any time at the home of paternal grandmother Doris Stout, 613 Dixie St., Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

STOUT, ADORA GRAE Funeral services for Adora Grae Stout will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Larrie Pike and Elmer "Sonny" Beaver will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Miss Stout, 17, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. Pallbearers will be David Stout, Billy Hilliard, Jeremiah Stout, Tom Anito, Bruce Green and Earl W. Blaylock. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Green and James Hopkins. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday before the chapel services in the funeral home or any time at the home of paternal grandmother Doris Stout, 613 Dixie St., Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

STOWERS, CLAYTON WILLIAM Clayton William Stowers, 69, of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was born in West Virginia, a son of the late Charles William and Goldie Kathryn Huffman Stowers. He had lived in Bristol since 1969, was the widower of Betty Patrick Stowers and a former employee of Virginia Woodworking Co. Surviving are two daughters, Susan Houser of Bluff City and Sharon Nunn of Bristol; a stepson, Jerry Wyatt of Bristol; two sisters, Jeraldine Totten and Loretta Scott, both of Bristol; four brothers, Stewart Stowers of Abingdon, Berlin Stowers and Cecil Stowers, all of Greeneville, TN, and Willard Stowers of Bristol; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Pine Grove Cemetery in Baileyton, TN, by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. David Houser will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 31, 2000

STUMP, BILLY LEE Billy Lee Stump, 62, of 401 Seminole Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan County, TN, a son of Ruby Jane Tester Stump and the late George William Stump. He had lived most of his life in Bristol. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. He was a former member of BPOE Elks Lodge 232 and a member of Hackler-Wood American Legion Post 145. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Melinda S. Sinkule of Fairmont, WV, and Tammy Renee Stallworth of Bristol Virginia; a son, William "Marty" Stump of Bristol Virginia; three sisters, Margaret J. Smith of Bristol Virginia and Shirley Wilson and Mrs. Paul (Katherine) Combs, both of Bristol TN; three grandchildren; a step-grandchild; his former wife, Carol Stump Leonard; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Austin Cook will officiate. Among survivors are grandchildren Tyrone "Pookie" Mitchell, Jordaan Stallworth and Olivia Sinkule; and step-grandchild Emily Sinkule. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday before the service in Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

STUMP, BILLY LEE Funeral services for Billy Lee Stump will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Austin Cook will officiate. Mr. Stump, 62, of 401 Seminole Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday before the service in Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

THOMAS, CHARLES DAVID Funeral services for Charles David Thomas Jr. will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. Dr. Andrew Spence will officiate. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, 80, of 321 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in NHC Healthcare. He was born in Sullivan County. He was a retired sales representative with Wholesale Electric, a former real estate agent with Brown Agency and a lifelong member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder. He also participated in many phases of church work. He was a member of Bristol Civitan Club and a 50-year member of King Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Helen Ruth Lowe Thomas; four daughters, Julia T. Gray Buchanan and Kathy Thomas, both of Bristol TN, Ann Thomas Lewis of Fredricksburg and Charlotte LeCroy of Marietta, GA; a brother, James C. Thomas of Bristol TN; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Among survivors are grandchildren Charles Lee Gray, Betsy Lewis Moreno, Marcia Lewis Percival and T.J. LeCroy. Pallbearers will be Dale Thomas, Joe Thomas III, Scott Thomas, Danny King, Kenneth King, Brock Fleenor, James Graham and Charles "Chuck" King. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Fred Greer, elders and deacons of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, S. D. Hale, Lewis King, Claude Brown, Jim Eller, Jimmy Rock, David Leonard and Bud Davies. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

THOMAS, CHARLES DAVID Jr. Funeral services for Charles David Thomas Jr. will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. Dr. Andrew Spence will officiate. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, 80, of 321 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in NHC Healthcare. Pallbearers will be Dale Thomas, Joe Thomas III, Scott Thomas, Danny King, Kenneth King, Brock Fleenor, James Graham and Charles "Chuck" King. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Fred Greear, elders and deacons of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, S. D. Hale, Lewis King, Claude Brown, Jim Eller, Jimmy Rock, David Leonard and Bud Davies. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2000

TODD, LOIS BROWN Lois Brown Todd, 74, of Brookwood Road, Bristol TN, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a daughter of the late J. Henry Brown and Berta Cole Brown, and the widow of Billy Frank Todd. She was a graduate of Radford Teachers College in Radford, VA, and completed post-graduate work at East Tennessee State University. She was a retired school teacher with the Sullivan County School System, spending the majority of her 30-year teaching career at Weaver Elementary School. She was a longtime member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church, where she served as secretary for many years for United Methodist Women Association. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bruce (Helen) Galyen of Galax, VA, and Mrs. Shelton (Evelyn) Moore of Ellicott, MD; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Laura Rasor will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday before the service in the church parlor. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

TODD, LOIS BROWN Funeral services for Lois Brown Todd will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Laura Rasor will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Todd, 74, of Brookwood Road, Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be family members. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday before the service in the church parlor. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

TRIVETT, HAROLD LEE Harold Lee Trivett, 65, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired employee of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. with 19 years of service and also was employed in custodial services. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Trivett; four sisters, Marie Peltier and Peggy Farmer, both of Bristol Virginia, Joan Jones of Bristol Tennessee and Laura Mae Trivett of Lynchburg, VA; three brothers, Bill Trivett of West Virginia and Alfred Trivett and Richard Trivett, both of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol Tennessee. Among survivors is sister-in-law Artie Mae Trivett of Bristol Tennessee. Pallbearers will be Timothy Trivett, Mark Peltier, Ricky Trivett, Corey Callahan, Joey Jones and Gail Jones. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday before the chapel services in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 5, 2000

TRIVETT, HAROLD, LEE Graveside services for Harold Lee Trivett will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol Tennessee. Those attending may meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Mr. Trivett, 65, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at his home. Pallbearers will be Timothy Trivett, Mark Peltier, Ricky Trivett, Corey Callahan, Joey Jones and Gail Jones. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 7, 2000

TRIVETT, PAUL A. "ALFIE" Paul A. "Alfie" Trivett, 49, of 715 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Damascus, a son of Virginia Clark Dugger and the late Paul James Trivett. He lived in Bristol for the past 20 years. Surviving, besides his mother are, a son, Chad Trivett; a sister, Ruth Ann Hess; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Frank Woods and Ted Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Also surviving are three aunts, Shirley Roark and Ruth Parson, both of Mountain City, and Myrtle Trivett of Damascus. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2000

TUCKER, ELBERT FRANKLIN BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Elbert Franklin Tucker will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton. Dr. Dwight Hobbs will officiate. Entombment will be in the Chapel Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Mr. Tucker, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A special "Thank You" to Michael and Robin Garrett for their excellent care of Mr. Tucker. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be sent to Old Butler Museum, P. O. Box 261, Butler, TN 37640 or a charity of choice. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2000

WARREN, EUELL WILLIAM "BILL" Funeral services for Euell William "Bill" Warren will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Eggers will officiate. Mr. Warren, 73, of 497 VI Ranch Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, VA, a son of the late Euell and Sarah Adkins Warren. He was a retired employee of Eastern Michigan University and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Lois Jannell Phelps Warren; two sisters, Joan Cromley of Englewood, FL, and Zetta Saleman of Venice, FL; two half-sisters, Donna Barstow of Canton, MI, and Shirley Shankin of Garden City, MI; three stepsisters, Pauline Hartley of Westland, MI, Ruby Jean Minnick of Kingsport and Helen Presley of Ypsilanti, MI; and a brother, Alonzo Warren of Erwin, TN. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

WARREN, EUELL WILLIAM "BILL" Funeral services for Euell William "Bill" Warren will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Eggers will officiate. Mr. Warren, 73, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

WATSON, MATTIE EASTER Mattie Easter Watson, 97, of 213 Wallace Lane, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at her home. She was born in Bristol. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a son, Eldridge F. Watson of White Lake, SD; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Carl Cox will officiate. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 3, 2000

WATSON, RHONALD D. SHADY VALLEY, TN -- Funeral services for Rhonald D. Watson will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Johnny Farmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rush Creek Cemetery. Mr. Watson, 75, of 388 Roller Mill Road, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Jeff Morrison, Kenny Morrison, David Watson, Michael Watson, Mike Garland and Ricky Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Lewis and Cline Ray Blevins. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

WATTS, HARGUE "GUS" Hargue "Gus" Watts, 83, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a retired employee from Curtis Wright in Patterson, NJ, as an engineer with 40 years of service. He held patents for several aircraft and space projects. He had lived in Bristol since 1987 and was a member of Cornerstone Chapel Church, where he served as a deacon. Surviving are his wife, Fay Watts; two sisters, Wanda Collier and Patsy Watts, both of Kingsport; three brothers, Navarre Watts Jr. of Kingsport, Don Watts of Jonesborough, Tenn., and William Watts of Fort Blackmore, Va.; his stepmother, Zola Watts of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Nathan Bayly will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Jackson Day Cemetery in Cranks, KY. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service Saturday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 8, 2000

WATTS, HARGUE "GUS" Hargus "Gus" Watts, 83, of Bristol TN, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a retired employee from Curtis Wright in Patterson, NJ, as an engineer with 40 years of service. He held patents for several aircraft and space projects. He had lived in Bristol since 1987 and was a member of Cornerstone Chapel Church, where he served as a deacon. Surviving are his wife, Fay Watts; two sisters, Wanda Collier and Patsy Watts, both of Kingsport; three brothers, Navarre Watts Jr. of Kingsport, Don Watts of Jonesborough, Tenn., and William Watts of Fort Blackmore, VA.; his stepmother, Zola Watts of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Jackson Day Cemetery in Cranks, KY. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 9, 2000

WIDENER, CHARLES W. EVERETT, Mass. -- Charles William "Bill" Widener, 65, of 271 Chelsea St., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at his home. He was born in Sullivan County, was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from the Postal Service in Boston. Surviving are a son, Phillip Widener of Boston; two daughters, Paula Widener of New Hampsire and Patty Widener of Boston; a brother, James Widener of Bristol TN; three sisters, Mary Newman, Cora Woods and Margaret Wesner, all of Bristol TN; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 6 p.m. in True Faith Tabernacle. The Rev. Jess Neal will officiate. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

WIDENER, CHARLES WILLIMA "BILL" EVERETT, Mass. -- A memorial service for Charles William "Bill" Widener will be conducted Sunday at 6 p.m. in True Faith Tabernacle. The Rev. Jess Neal will officiate. Mr. Widener, 65, of 271 Chelsea St., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at his home. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

WILSON, CROLEY FRANKLIN Croroley Franklin Wilson, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. He was born in Williston, FL, a son of the late E.J. and Rose Minton Wilson. He had lived in Bristol since 1991 and was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are three sisters, Edwina Wilson, Elvira Wilson and Imogene Wilson; and two bothers, Billy Wilson and Bob Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. The Veterans Affairs chaplain will officiate. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 31, 2000

WISHON, NELLIE J. Nellie J. Wishon, 87, formerly of Kingsport, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Cambridge House in Bristol. She was born in Sullivan County, TN, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Belle Nichols Morrell. She had lived in Kingsport most of her life. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith and the widow of Clarence Wishon. Surviving are two brothers, Joseph "J.W." Morrell of Bluff City and Wiley Gene Morrell of Kingsport; three sisters, Hattie McGhee of Greenback, TN, and Grace Fillers and Elzira Harmon, both of Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Monte Vista Burial Park. Dr. Allen Davis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday before going in procession to the cemetery for services. Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 11, 2000

WOODSIDE, ANNIE MAE ROBINSON Annie Mae Robinson Woodside, 94, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was born in North Carolina, a daughter of the late Abel Shuford Robinson and Ella Huffman Robinson, and was the widow of James W. Woodside. She was a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College and attended Appalachian State University. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Catawba and Burke County School Systems. She was a founding member of Hickory Tavern DAR. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert N. (Anne) Van Nostrand of Bristol TN; three grandchildren, H. Norman Van Nostrand of Memphis, Woody Van Nostrand of Spartanburg, SC, and Dr. Rebecca St. Jean of Mount Olive, NC; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday in Hickory, NC. Goodin-Drum Funeral Home of Maiden, NC, is in charge of arrangements. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2000

WORLEY, ROY LEE Funeral services for Roy Lee Worley will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gerald Price and Dr. Howard Robinson will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Susong Cemetery. Mr. Worley, 78, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a son of the late Frank and Callie Worley. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, retired from Enterprise Wheel and Car and a 45-year member of the Grand Lodge of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was the widower of Beulah Katheryn Worley. Surviving are three sons, Bobby Allen Worley, Ronnie Lee Worley and David Michael Worley, all of Bristol Virginia; three sisters, Evelyn Canter and Mabel Bowers, both of Bristol Virginia, and Helen Cross of Bristol Tennessee; four brothers, Lawrence Worley, Bill Worley, Carl Worley and Fred Worley, all of Bristol Virginia; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Worley was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Evon Worley; a great-granddaughter, Janey Lou Worley; and a brother, Denver Worley. Pallbearers will be Mark Worley, Barry Worley, Chris Worley, Chris Sharin, Terry lane and Jerry Campbell. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. before the chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 31, 2000

WORLEY, ROY LEE Graveside services for Roy Lee Worley will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Susong Cemetery. Mr. Worley, 78, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. Pallbearers will be Mark Worley, Barry Worley, Chris Worley, Chris Sharin, Terry lane and Jerry Campbell. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2000

WYATT, AKARD Akard Wyatt, 76, of 305 Corpus Christi Drive, Bristol, TN., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late Hugh T. and Mollie Gentry Flick. She was a retired employee from Univac and a member of Lynwood Bible Church. She attended Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church and was the widow of Hubert Warren Wyatt. She was a member of the Virginia Parks and Recreation Senior Choir. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Patrick of Bristol TN; a son, Larry Couch of Simpsonville, SC; a stepdaughter, Susie Bass of Interlocken, FL; a stepson, Steve Wyatt of Andalusia, AK; four sisters, Virginia Allison, Elizabeth Allison, Marie Wilson and Charlotte Boyd, all of Bristol TN; three brothers, Oscar Flick of Covington, IN, Ople Flick of Nashville and Everette Flick of Bristol TN; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the graveside in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. The Rev. Clarence Lewis will officiate. Mrs. Wyatt was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammy Couch. Among survivors are uncle Tommy Gentry; grandchildren Sherry Musick, Lisa Williams, Scott Patrick, Kristi Wyatt and Duane Venable; and great-grandchildren Megan and Carson and Shawn Paul and Devon; and a special friend Richard Lowe. Mrs. Wyatt was active in the Virginia Parks and Recreation Senior Choir, where she played parts as Minnie Pearl, Santa Claus and Dolly from Broadway. She loved to travel and had visited Alaska, Israel, Egypt, England, Nova Scotia, Hawaii and Africa. In addition, she took part in a wagon train to California in March 1979. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Gideons or Wellmont Hospice House, 180 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2000

WYATT, AKARD Funeral services for Akard Wyatt will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the graveside in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. The Rev. Clarence Lewis will officiate. Mrs. Wyatt, 76, of 305 Corpus Christi Drive, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Gideons or Wellmont Hospice House, 180 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2000


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